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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912025/population-dynamics-synchrony-and-environmental-quality-of-hokkaido-voles-lead-to-temporal-and-spatial-taylor-s-laws
#1
Joel E Cohen, Takashi Saitoh
Taylor's law (TL) asserts that the variance in a species' population density is a power-law function of its mean population density: log(variance) = a + b × log(mean). TL is widely verified. We show here that empirical time series of density of the Hokkaido gray-sided vole, Myodes rufocanus, sampled 1962-1992 at 85 locations, satisfied temporal and spatial forms of TL. The slopes (b ± standard error) of the temporal and spatial TL were estimated to be 1.613 ± 0.141 and 1.430 ± 0.132, respectively...
December 2016: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909917/strength-training-prior-to-muscle-injury-potentiates-low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-induced-muscle-regeneration
#2
Samuel Rodrigues Lourenço Morais, Alexandre Ginei Goya, Úrsula Urias, Paulo Roberto Jannig, Aline Villa Nova Bacurau, Wagner Garcez Mello, Paula Lazilha Faleiros, Sandra Helena Penha Oliveira, Valdir Gouveia Garcia, Edilson Ervolino, Patricia Chakur Brum, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles
We evaluated whether strength training (ST) performed prior to skeletal muscle cryolesion would act as a preconditioning, improving skeletal muscle regeneration and responsiveness to low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Wistar rats were randomly assigned into non-exercised (NE), NE plus muscle lesion (NE + LE), NE + LE plus LLLT (NE + LE + LLLT), strength training (ST), ST + LE, and ST + LE + LLLT. The animals performed 10 weeks of ST (climbing ladder; 3× week; 80% overload). Forty-eight hours after the last ST session, tibialis anterior (TA) cryolesion was induced and LLLT (InGaAlP, 660 nm, 0...
December 1, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906114/p38%C3%AE-mapk-disables-kmt1a-mediated-repression-of-myogenic-differentiation-program
#3
Biswanath Chatterjee, David W Wolff, Mathivanan Jothi, Munmun Mal, Asoke K Mal
BACKGROUND: Master transcription factor MyoD can initiate the entire myogenic gene expression program which differentiates proliferating myoblasts into multinucleated myotubes. We previously demonstrated that histone methyltransferase KMT1A associates with and inhibits MyoD in proliferating myoblasts, and must be removed to allow differentiation to proceed. It is known that pro-myogenic signaling pathways such as PI3K/AKT and p38α MAPK play critical roles in enforcing associations between MyoD and transcriptional activators, while removing repressors...
August 22, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906112/chromatin-wide-and-transcriptome-profiling-integration-uncovers-p38%C3%AE-mapk-as-a-global-regulator-of-skeletal-muscle-differentiation
#4
Jessica Segalés, Abul B M M K Islam, Roshan Kumar, Qi-Cai Liu, Pedro Sousa-Victor, F Jeffrey Dilworth, Esteban Ballestar, Eusebio Perdiguero, Pura Muñoz-Cánoves
BACKGROUND: Extracellular stimuli induce gene expression responses through intracellular signaling mediators. The p38 signaling pathway is a paradigm of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family that, although originally identified as stress-response mediator, contributes to establishing stem cell differentiation fates. p38α is central for induction of the differentiation fate of the skeletal muscle stem cells (satellite cells) through not fully characterized mechanisms. METHODS: To investigate the global gene transcription program regulated by p38α during satellite cell differentiation (myogenesis), and to specifically address whether this regulation occurs through direct action of p38α on gene promoters, we performed a combination of microarray gene expression and genome-wide binding analyses...
March 15, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906098/direct-reprogramming-of-urine-derived-cells-with-inducible-myod-for-modeling-human-muscle-disease
#5
Ellis Y Kim, Patrick Page, Lisa M Dellefave-Castillo, Elizabeth M McNally, Eugene J Wyatt
BACKGROUND: Cellular models of muscle disease are taking on increasing importance with the large number of genes and mutations implicated in causing myopathies and the concomitant need to test personalized therapies. Developing cell models relies on having an easily obtained source of cells, and if the cells are not derived from muscle itself, a robust reprogramming process is needed. Fibroblasts are a human cell source that works well for the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells, which can then be differentiated into cardiomyocyte lineages, and with less efficiency, skeletal muscle-like lineages...
September 15, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906090/muscle-specific-deletion-of-socs3-increases-the-early-inflammatory-response-but-does-not-affect-regeneration-after-myotoxic-injury
#6
Kristy Swiderski, Savant S Thakur, Timur Naim, Jennifer Trieu, Annabel Chee, David I Stapleton, René Koopman, Gordon S Lynch
BACKGROUND: Muscles of old animals are injured more easily and regenerate poorly, attributed in part to increased levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling cascade is a key mediator of inflammatory cytokine action, and signaling via this pathway is increased in muscles with aging. As a negative regulator of JAK/STAT signaling, a key mediator of myogenic proliferation and differentiation, altered expression of suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS3) is likely to have important consequences for muscle regeneration...
October 24, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906051/the-lysine-methyltransferase-ehmt2-g9a-is-dispensable-for-skeletal-muscle-development-and-regeneration
#7
Regan-Heng Zhang, Robert N Judson, David Y Liu, Jürgen Kast, Fabio M V Rossi
BACKGROUND: Euchromatic histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2 (G9a/Ehmt2) is the main enzyme responsible for the apposition of H3K9 di-methylation on histones. Due to its dual role as an epigenetic regulator and in the regulation of non-histone proteins through direct methylation, G9a has been implicated in a number of biological processes relevant to cell fate control. Recent reports employing in vitro cell lines indicate that Ehmt2 methylates MyoD to repress its transcriptional activity and therefore its ability to induce differentiation of activated myogenic cells...
May 27, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888539/macrophage-depletion-impairs-skeletal-muscle-regeneration-the-roles-of-regulatory-factors-for-muscle-regeneration
#8
Xiaoguang Liu, Yu Liu, Linlin Zhao, Zhigang Zeng, Weihua Xiao, Peijie Chen
Though macrophages are essential for skeletal muscle regeneration, which is a complex process, the roles and mechanisms of the macrophages in the process of muscle regeneration are still not fully understood. The objective of this study is to explore the roles of macrophages and the mechanisms involved in the regeneration of injured skeletal muscle. One hundred and twelve C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into muscle contusion and macrophages depleted groups. Their gastrocnemius muscles were harvested at the time points of 12h, 1, 3, 5, 7, 14d post-injury...
November 26, 2016: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871005/nickel-affects-gill-and-muscle-development-in-oriental-fire-bellied-toad-bombina-orientalis-embryos
#9
Chan Jin Park, Sang Ha Song, Dae Han Kim, Myung Chan Gye
The developmental toxicity of nickel was examined in the embryos of Bombina orientalis, a common amphibian in Korea. Based on a standard frog embryo teratogenesis assay, the LC50 and EC50 for malformation of nickel after 168h of treatment were 33.8μM and 5.4μM, respectively. At a lethal concentration (100μM), nickel treatment decreased the space between gill filaments and caused epithelial swelling and abnormal fusion of gill filaments. These findings suggest that nickel affects the functional development of gills, leading to embryonic death...
November 15, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864687/omega-3-fatty-acid-epa-improves-regenerative-capacity-of-mouse-skeletal-muscle-cells-exposed-to-saturated-fat-and-inflammation
#10
Amarjit Saini, Adam P Sharples, Nasser Al-Shanti, Claire E Stewart
Sarcopenic obesity is characterised by high fat mass, low muscle mass and an elevated inflammatory environmental milieu. We therefore investigated the effects of elevated inflammatory cytokine TNF-α (aging/obesity) and saturated fatty acid, palmitate (obesity) on skeletal muscle cells in the presence/absence of EPA, a-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid with proposed anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity activities. In the present study we show that palmitate was lipotoxic, inducing high levels of cell death and blocking myotube formation...
November 18, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858312/isolation-and-complete-genome-characterization-of-novel-reassortant-orthoreovirus-from-common-vole-microtus-arvalis
#11
Enikő Fehér, Gábor Kemenesi, Miklós Oldal, Kornélia Kurucz, Renáta Kugler, Szilvia L Farkas, Szilvia Marton, Győző Horváth, Krisztián Bányai, Ferenc Jakab
A novel mammalian orthoreovirus (MRV) strain was isolated from the lung tissue of a common vole (Microtus arvalis) with Tula hantavirus infection. Seven segments (L1-L3, M2-M3, S2, and S4) of the Hungarian MRV isolate MORV/47Ma/06 revealed a high similarity with an MRV strain detected in bank vole (Myodes glareolus) in Germany. The M1 and S3 segment of the Hungarian isolate showed the closest relationship with the sequence of a Slovenian human and a French murine isolate, respectively. The highest nucleotide and amino acid identity values were above 90 and 95% in all of the comparisons to the reference sequences in GenBank, except for the S1 with a maximum of 69...
November 17, 2016: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854567/metagenomic-evaluation-of-bacteria-from-voles
#12
Katja A Koskela, Laura Kalin-Mänttäri, Heidi Hemmilä, Teemu Smura, Paula M Kinnunen, Jukka Niemimaa, Heikki Henttonen, Simo Nikkari
Voles (Arvicolinae, Rodentia) are known carriers of zoonotic bacteria such as Bartonella spp. and Francisella tularensis. However, apart from F. tularensis, the bacterial microbiome of voles has not previously been determined in Finland and rarely elsewhere. Therefore, we studied liver samples from 61 voles using 16S ribosomal RNA gene PCR analysis, followed by Sanger sequencing. Twenty-three of these samples were also studied with tag-encoded pyrosequencing. The samples originated from 21 field voles (Microtus agrestis), 37 tundra voles (Microtus oeconomus), and 3 bank voles (Myodes glareolus)...
November 17, 2016: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849571/arginine-methylation-by-prmt1-regulates-muscle-stem-cell-fate
#13
Roméo Sébastien Blanc, Gillian Vogel, Xing Li, Zhenbao Yu, Shawn Li, Stéphane Richard
Quiescent muscle stem cells (MSC) become activated in response to skeletal muscle injury to initiate regeneration. Activated MSCs proliferate and differentiate to repair damaged fibers or self-renew to maintain the pool and insure future regeneration. The balance between self-renewal, proliferation and differentiation is a tightly regulated process controlled by a genetic cascade involving determinant transcription factors such as Pax7, Myf5, MyoD, and MyoG. Recently there have been several reports about the role of arginine methylation as a requirement for epigenetic-mediated control of muscle regeneration...
November 14, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834290/altered-muscle-satellite-cell-activation-following-16-weeks-of-resistance-training-in-young-men
#14
Joshua P Nederveen, Tim Snijders, Sophie Joanisse, Christopher G Wavell, Cameron J Mitchell, Leeann M Johnston, Steven K Baker, Stuart M Phillips, Gianni Parise
Skeletal muscle satellite cells (SC) play an important role in muscle adaptation. In untrained individuals, SC content and activation status has been observed to increase in response to a single bout of exercise. Muscle fiber characteristics change considerably when resistance exercise is performed chronically, but whether training status affects the activity of SC in response to a single bout of exercise remains unknown. We examined the changes in SC content and activation status following a single bout of resistance exercise, prior to and following a 16wk progressive resistance training (RT) program in fourteen young (25±3yr) men...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825088/positive-feedback-regulation-between-akt2-and-myod-during-muscle-differentiation-cloning-of-akt2-promoter
#15
Satoshi Kaneko, Richard I Feldman, Lu Yu, Zhenguo Wu, Tatiana Gritsko, Sue A Shelley, Santo V Nicosia, Tsutomu Nobori, Jin Q Cheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823936/myod-phosphorylation-on-multiple-c-terminal-sites-regulates-myogenic-conversion-activity
#16
Laura J A Hardwick, John D Davies, Anna Philpott
MyoD is a master regulator of myogenesis with a potent ability to redirect the cell fate of even terminally differentiated cells. Hence, enhancing the activity of MyoD is an important step to maximising its potential utility for in vitro disease modelling and cell replacement therapies. We have previously shown that the reprogramming activity of several neurogenic bHLH proteins can be substantially enhanced by inhibiting their multi-site phosphorylation by proline-directed kinases. Here we have used Xenopus embryos as an in vivo developmental and reprogramming system to investigate the multi-site phospho-regulation of MyoD during muscle differentiation...
December 2, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815157/excretion-and-measurement-of-corticosterone-and-testosterone-metabolites-in-bank-voles-myodes-glareolus
#17
Saana Sipari, Hannu Ylönen, Rupert Palme
The bank vole is a commonly used model species in behavioral and ecophysiological studies. Thus, presenting a validated method for noninvasive monitoring of corticosterone and testosterone secretion is of high relevance. Here, we evaluated the effect of time of day and an ACTH challenge test on measured fecal corticosterone (FCM) and testosterone (FTM) metabolites in both sexes. Furthermore, we performed radiometabolism experiments for both steroids and sexes to study metabolism and excretion of (3)H-corticosterone and (3)H-testosterone...
November 1, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812537/acquired-platinum-resistance-involves-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-through-ubiquitin-ligase-fbxo32-dysregulation
#18
Nobuyuki Tanaka, Takeo Kosaka, Yasumasa Miyazaki, Shuji Mikami, Naoya Niwa, Yutaro Otsuka, Yoji Andrew Minamishima, Ryuichi Mizuno, Eiji Kikuchi, Akira Miyajima, Hisataka Sabe, Yasunori Okada, Per Uhlén, Makoto Suematsu, Mototsugu Oya
To identify the molecules involved in epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) in urothelial carcinoma (UC) after acquisition of platinum resistance, here we examined the changes in global gene expression before and after platinum treatment. Four invasive UC cell lines, T24, 5637, and their corresponding sublines T24PR and 5637PR with acquired platinum resistance, were assessed by microarray, and the ubiquitin E3 ligase FBXO32 was newly identified as a negative regulator of EMT in UC tumors after acquisition of platinum resistance...
November 3, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809462/myotube-differentiation-in-crispr-cas9-mediated-myod-knockout-quail-myoblast-cells
#19
Si Won Kim, Jeong Hyo Lee, Byung-Chul Park, Tae Sub Park
Objective: In the livestock industry, the regulatory mechanisms of muscle proliferation and differentiation can be applied to improve traits such as growth and meat production. We investigated the regulatory pathway of MyoD and its role in muscle differentiation in quail myoblast cells. Methods: The MyoD gene was mutated by the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas9 technology and single cell-derived MyoD mutant sublines were identified to investigate the global regulatory mechanism responsible for muscle differentiation...
October 28, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808377/comparison-and-analysis-of-wuding-and-avian-chicken-skeletal-muscle-satellite-cells
#20
H Q Tong, Z Q Jiang, T F Dou, Q H Li, Z Q Xu, L X Liu, D H Gu, H Rong, Y Huang, X B Chen, M Jois, M F W Te Pas, C R Ge, J J Jia
Chicken skeletal muscle satellite cells are located between the basement membrane and the sarcolemma of mature muscle fibers. Avian broilers have been genetically selected based on their high growth velocity and large muscle mass. The Wuding chicken is a famous local chicken in Yunnan Province that undergoes non-selection breeding and is slow growing. In this study, we aimed to explore differences in the proliferation and differentiation properties of satellite cells isolated from the two chicken breeds. Using immunofluorescence, hematoxylin-eosin staining and real-time polymerase chain reaction analysis, we analyzed the in vitro characteristics of proliferating and differentiating satellite cells isolated from the two chicken breeds...
October 5, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
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