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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324658/mitochondrial-respiration-links-tor-complex-2-signaling-to-calcium-regulation-and-autophagy
#1
Ariadne Vlahakis, Nerea Lopez Muniozguren, Ted Powers
The Target of Rapamycin (TOR) kinase is a conserved regulator of cell growth and functions within 2 different protein complexes, TORC1 and TORC2, where TORC2 positively controls macroautophagy/autophagy during amino acid starvation. Under these conditions, TORC2 signaling inhibits the activity of the calcium-regulated phosphatase calcineurin and promotes the general amino acid control (GAAC) response and autophagy. Here we demonstrate that TORC2 regulates calcineurin by controlling the respiratory activity of mitochondria...
March 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324172/enzymes-involved-in-branched-chain-amino-acid-metabolism-in-humans
#2
REVIEW
María M Adeva-Andany, Laura López-Maside, Cristóbal Donapetry-García, Carlos Fernández-Fernández, Cristina Sixto-Leal
Branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) are structurally related to branched-chain fatty acids. Leucine is 2-amino-4-methyl-pentanoic acid, isoleucine is 2-amino-3-methyl-pentanoic acid, and valine is 2-amino-3-methyl-butanoic acid. Similar to fatty acid oxidation, leucine and isoleucine produce acetyl-coA. Additionally, leucine generates acetoacetate and isoleucine yields propionyl-coA. Valine oxidation produces propionyl-coA, which is converted into methylmalonyl-coA and succinyl-coA. Branched-chain aminotransferase catalyzes the first reaction in the catabolic pathway of branched-chain amino acids, a reversible transamination that converts branched-chain amino acids into branched-chain ketoacids...
March 21, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323670/prevention-of-respiratory-complications-of-the-surgical-patient-actionable-plan-for-continued-process-improvement
#3
Katarina J Ruscic, Stephanie D Grabitz, Maíra I Rudolph, Matthias Eikermann
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Postoperative respiratory complications (PRCs) increase hospitalization time, 30-day mortality and costs by up to $35 000. These outcomes measures have gained prominence as bundled payments have become more common. RECENT FINDINGS: Results of recent quantitative effectiveness studies and clinical trials provide a framework that helps develop center-specific treatment guidelines, tailored to minimize the risk of PRCs. The implementation of those protocols should be guided by a local, respected, and visible facilitator who leads proper implementation while inviting center-specific input from surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other perioperative stakeholders...
March 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320035/srage-is-elevated-in-the-lungs-of-premature-infants-receiving-mechanical-ventilation
#4
Henry J Rozycki, Jennifer Bradley, Simon Karam
Background Soluble receptor for advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE), a soluble isoform of the RAGE receptor, is elevated in lungs from patients with acute conditions such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and bronchiolitis. This study investigated whether sRAGE is present in ventilated infants. Methods Tracheal aspirates from the first week or the fifth week of life were obtained from intubated very low birth weight subjects and analyzed by Western blot. Immunohistochemistry analysis for sRAGE was performed on paraffin-embedded lung autopsy slides from 19 other infants...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319404/encapsulation-of-an-ep67-conjugated-ctl-peptide-vaccine-in-nanoscale-biodegradable-particles-increases-the-efficacy-of-respiratory-immunization-and-affects-the-magnitude-and-memory-subsets-of-vaccine-generated-mucosal-and-systemic-cd8-t-cells-in-a-diameter
#5
Bala Vamsi Krishna Karuturi, Shailendra B Tallapaka, Pravin Yeapuri, Stephen M Curran, Sam D Sanderson, Joseph A Vetro
The diameter of biodegradable particles used to co-encapsulate immunostimulants and subunit vaccines affects the magnitude of memory CD8(+) T cells generated by systemic immunization. Possible effects on the magnitude of CD8(+) T cells generated by mucosal immunization or memory subsets that potentially correlate more strongly with protection against certain pathogens, however, are unknown. In this study, we conjugated our novel host-derived mucosal immunostimulant, EP67, to the protective MCMV CTL epitope, pp89, through a lysosomal protease-labile double arginine linker (pp89-RR-EP67) and encapsulated in PLGA 50:50 micro- or nanoparticles...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319329/extracellular-acidosis-and-very-low-na-inhibit-nbcn1-and-nhe1-mediated-net-acid-extrusion-from-mouse-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#6
Lisbeth Bonde, Ebbe Boedtkjer
AIM: The electroneutral Na(+) ,HCO3(-) -cotransporter NBCn1 and Na(+) /H(+) -exchanger NHE1 regulate acid-base balance in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and modify artery function and structure. Pathological conditions-notably ischemia-can dramatically perturb intracellular (i) and extracellular (o) pH and [Na(+) ]. We examined effects of low [Na(+) ]o and pHo on NBCn1 and NHE1 activity in VSMCs of small arteries. METHODS: We measured pHi by 2',7'-bis-(2-carboxyethyl)-5-(and-6)-carboxyfluorescein-based fluorescence microscopy of mouse mesenteric arteries and induced intracellular acidification by NH4(+) -prepulse technique...
March 20, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319140/role-of-muscle-il-6-in-gender-specific-metabolism-in-mice
#7
Amalia Molinero, Antonio Fernandez-Perez, Aina Mogas, Mercedes Giralt, Gemma Comes, Olaya Fernandez-Gayol, Mario Vallejo, Juan Hidalgo
The aim of the present work was to further explore the physiological roles of muscle-derived IL-6. Adult-floxed and conditional skeletal muscle IL-6 knock out male and female mice were used to study energy expenditure (indirect calorimetry at rest and during treadmill exercise, and body temperature cycle during the light phase) and energy intake (response to fast/refeeding). We also evaluated the responses to leptin and the activity of the insulin signalling pathway in skeletal muscle and liver by phosphorylation of Akt at Ser 473...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317233/pirfenidone-and-nintedanib-for-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-clinical-practice-tolerability-and-adverse-drug-reactions
#8
Jonathan A Galli, Aloknath Pandya, Michelle Vega-Olivo, Chandra Dass, Huaqing Zhao, Gerard J Criner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The real-world tolerability of pirfenidone and nintedanib in non-clinical trial patients is unknown. Many patients with pulmonary fibrosis have significant medical co-morbidities or baseline characteristics that exclude them from clinical trial participation. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review study on subjects prescribed nintedanib or pirfenidone for pulmonary fibrosis treatment (any aetiology) from September 2014 to February 2016...
March 20, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316125/deferoxamine-activated-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-restores-cardioprotective-effects-of-sevoflurane-postconditioning-in-diabetic-rats
#9
Peng Xie, Long Yang, Ailaiti Talaiti, Jianjiang Wu, Jin Yu, Tian Yu, Haiying Wang, Bo Huang, Qin Wu, Yiliyaer Maimaitili, Jiang Wang, Haiping Ma, Yining Yang, Hong Zheng
AIM: The cardioprotective effects of sevoflurane postconditioning (SpostC) are eliminated under diabetic conditions, and the underlying mechanism for this phenomenon remains unclear. Many studies have demonstrated that the hypoxia-inducible factor-1(HIF-1) signaling pathway in the myocardium is impaired under diabetic conditions. This study was to investigate whether deferoxamine (DFO)-induced activation of HIF-1 signaling pathway can restore the cardioprotective effects of SpostC in diabetic rats...
March 17, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314106/runt-related-transcription-factor-1-regulates-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#10
Xiaoju Tang, Ling Sun, Xiaodong Jin, Yifan Chen, Hui Zhu, Yasha Liang, Qingbo Wu, Xing Han, Jianing Liang, Xiaojing Liu, Zongan Liang, Gang Wang, Fengming Luo
RATIONALE: RUNX1, a transcription factor expressed in multiple organs, plays important roles in embryonic development and hematopoiesis. While RUNX1 is highly expressed in pulmonary tissues, its role in lung function and homeostasis are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of RUNX1 in the lung development and inflammation after lipopolysaccharide challenge. METHODS: Expression of RUNX1 was assessed in human respiratory epithelial cells...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303934/redox-sensing-regulator-rex-regulates-aerobic-metabolism-morphological-differentiation-and-avermectin-production-in-streptomyces-avermitilis
#11
Xingchao Liu, Yaqing Cheng, Mengya Lyu, Ying Wen, Yuan Song, Zhi Chen, Jilun Li
The regulatory role of redox-sensing regulator Rex was investigated in Streptomyces avermitilis. Eleven genes/operons were demonstrated to be directly regulated by Rex; these genes/operons are involved in aerobic metabolism, morphological differentiation, and secondary metabolism. Rex represses transcription of target genes/operons by binding to Rex operator (ROP) sequences in the promoter regions. NADH reduces DNA-binding activity of Rex to target promoters, while NAD(+) competitively binds to Rex and modulates its DNA-binding activity...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303154/mesenchymal-stem-cell-administration-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-state-of-the-science
#12
REVIEW
Shih-Lung Cheng, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Chao-Ling Yao
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have chronic, irreversible airway inflammation; currently, there is no effective or curative treatment and the main goals of COPD management are to mitigate symptoms and improve patients' quality of life. Stem cell based therapy offers a promising therapeutic approach that has shown potential in diverse degenerative lung diseases. Preclinical studies have demonstrated encouraging outcomes of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) therapy for lung disorders including emphysema, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, fibrosis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302578/effects-of-carbon-sources-and-plant-protein-levels-in-a-biofloc-system-on-growth-performance-and-the-immune-and-antioxidant-status-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#13
Abdallah Tageldien Mansour, Maria Ángeles Esteban
The efficacy of different biofloc treatments (BFTs) to compensate for a reduction in dietary protein level under zero-water exchange systems was studied during a 10 weeks experiment, assessing the effect on water quality, growth, immune and antioxidant status of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings. Six groups were established and fed the same plant-based feed containing 20 or 30% crude protein: two groups in clear water conditions with no added carbon source, two biofloc groups given a wheat milling by-product (WMB) as additional carbon source and two biofloc groups given rice bran (RB)...
March 14, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302508/synthesis-of-clarithromycin-ketolides-chemically-modified-at-the-unreactive-c10-methyl-group
#14
Hany Fakhry Anwar, Mioara Andrei, Kjell Undheim
Chemoselective substitutions in the C10-methyl group of erythromycin A ketolides is reported. The C10-methyl group in the clarithromycin derived substrate 10,11-anhydro-O(6)-methyl-descladinosylerythromycin was activated by conversion into an allyl acetate and thereafter to the corresponding allylic cyanide. Both the allylic acetate and the cyanide reacted with carbonyldiimidazole and ammonia to afford a C11,C12-cyclic carbamate with concurrent elimination of the allylic function to yield a methylene α,β-unsaturated ketone...
February 23, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302004/a-new-perspective-for-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma-in-the-age-of-propranolol-experience-at-baskent-university
#15
Faik Sarıalioğlu, Nalan Yazıcı, Ayşe Erbay, Fatih Boyvat, Şenay Demir, Figen Özçay, Nihal Uslu
Propranolol was first used in 2008 to treat hemangioma; its efficacy and safety have since changed the classical treatment indications. Infantile hepatic hemangioma presents as a spectrum of clinical conditions varying from simple asymptomatic lesions to lethal complications. Tufted hemangioma and Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma are congenital vascular tumors that lead to Kasabach-Merritt syndrome. Hemangiomas, like pure arteriovenous malformations, can cause hyperdynamic heart failure, and diffuse nodular-type hemangiomas can present with hypothyroidism...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301464/investigating-the-case-of-human-nose-shape-and-climate-adaptation
#16
Arslan A Zaidi, Brooke C Mattern, Peter Claes, Brian McEcoy, Cris Hughes, Mark D Shriver
The evolutionary reasons for variation in nose shape across human populations have been subject to continuing debate. An import function of the nose and nasal cavity is to condition inspired air before it reaches the lower respiratory tract. For this reason, it is thought the observed differences in nose shape among populations are not simply the result of genetic drift, but may be adaptations to climate. To address the question of whether local adaptation to climate is responsible for nose shape divergence across populations, we use Qst-Fst comparisons to show that nares width and alar base width are more differentiated across populations than expected under genetic drift alone...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301327/high-resolution-respiratory-inductive-plethysmography-in-rats-validation-in-anesthetized-conditions
#17
Timothe Flenet, Julie Fontecave-Jallon, Pierre-Yves Gumery, Charles Eynard, Francois Boucher, Pierre Baconnier, Stephane Tanguy
Respiratory monitoring is often required in experimental physiological and pharmacological studies in rodents. Currently, the mostly used techniques are direct measurement of airflow on intubated animals and whole body plethysmography. Although the reliability of these methods has been broadly demonstrated, they also have several drawbacks such as invasiveness, high cost of use or confinement of the animals. Respiratory Inductive Plethysmography (RIP) is a non-invasive technique already used in medium-sized mammals that has not yet been evaluated in small rodents...
March 16, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301236/coinfection-of-avibacterium-paragallinarum-and-gallibacterium-anatis-in-specific-pathogen-free-chickens-complicates-clinical-signs-of-infectious-coryza-which-can-be-prevented-by-vaccination
#18
Surya Paudel, Michael Hess, Claudia Hess
Avibacterium paragallinarum and Gallibacterium anatis are recognized bacterial pathogens both infecting the respiratory tract of chickens. The present study investigated outcomes of their coinfection by elucidating clinical signs, pathologic lesions, and bacteriologic findings. Additionally, the efficacy of a commercially available vaccine to prevent diseases caused by A. paragallinarum and G. anatis was evaluated. Birds inoculated with G. anatis alone did not present any clinical signs and gross pathologic lesions in the respiratory tract...
March 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300918/pili-canaliculi-as-manifestation-of-giant-axonal-neuropathy
#19
Hiram Larangeira de Almeida, Gilberto Garcias, Ricardo Marques E Silva, Stela Laner Batista, Fernanda Pasetto
Giant axonal neuropathy is a rare autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease. The condition is characterized by neurons with abnormally large axons due to intracellular filament accumulation. The swollen axons affect both the peripheral and central nervous system. A 6-year old female patient had been referred to a geneticist reporting problems with walking and hypotonia. At the age of 10, she became wheelchair dependent. Scanning electron microscopy of a curly hair classified it as pili canaliculi. GAN gene sequencing demonstrated mutation c...
September 2016: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300372/lung-volume-reproducibility-under-abc-control-and-self-sustained-breath-holding
#20
Evangelia Kaza, Alex Dunlop, Rafal Panek, David J Collins, Matthew Orton, Richard Symonds-Tayler, Dualta McQuaid, Erica Scurr, Vibeke Hansen, Martin O Leach
An Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) can be employed to induce breath-holds during CT imaging and radiotherapy of lung, breast and liver cancer, and recently during lung cancer MRI. The apparatus measures and controls respiratory volume, hence subject lung volume reproducibility is its principal measure of effectiveness. To assess ABC control quality, the intra-session reproducibility of ABC-induced lung volumes was evaluated and compared with that reached by applying the clinical standard of operator-guided self-sustained breath-holds on healthy volunteers during MRI...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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