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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192169/the-serotonin-transporter-polymorphism-5-httlpr-and-coping-strategies-influence-successful-emotion-regulation-in-an-acute-stress-situation-physiological-evidence
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Thomas Plieger, Martin Melchers, Annabel Vetterlein, Janina Görtz, Sarah Kuhn, Melissa Ruppel, Martin Reuter
INTRODUCTION: Emotion regulation is an important everyday-life skill to reduce harm and stress. Consequently, research shows associations between psychopathologies and emotional dysregulation. The serotonin transporter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) has repeatedly been associated to phenotypes and syndromes related to emotional dysregulation. However, there is no study showing any direct effects of 5-HTTLPR genotype and emotion regulation. Hence, the aim of the present study was to draw a link between 5-HTTLPR to emotion regulation...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188383/attenuating-physiological-arousal-through-the-manipulation-of-simple-hand-movements
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Shaun S Stearns, Raymond Fleming, Lindsay J Fero
The current study tests whether manipulating simple motor movements can regulate one's physiological reactivity to negative images. Healthy college age participants were randomly assigned to no tapping, steady tapping, or slow tapping conditions and viewed two sets of 15 negative images from the international affective picture system. Participants viewed the first image set without manipulation. During the second image set, they were instructed to tap at a steady pace, a slow pace or not at all. Steady tapping suppressed the vagal component of the cardiovascular defense response, and produced a significant increase in respiration rate and skin conductance level (SCL)...
February 10, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184997/molecular-characterization-of-myostatin-from-the-skeletal-muscle-of-the-african-lungfish-protopterus-annectens-and-changes-in-its-mrna-and-protein-expression-levels-during-three-phases-of-aestivation
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Jasmine L Y Ong, You R Chng, Biyun Ching, Xiu L Chen, Kum C Hiong, Wai P Wong, Shit F Chew, Yuen K Ip
African lungfishes can aestivate and remain torpid without food and water for years, but disuse muscle atrophy is not prominent during aestivation. This study aimed to clone myostatin (mstn/Mstn), a factor associated with disuse muscle atrophy in mammals, from the skeletal muscle of the African lungfish Protopterus annectens, and to determine its mRNA expression level and protein abundance therein during the induction, maintenance, and arousal phases of aestivation. The complete coding cDNA sequence of mstn comprised 1128 bp, encoding for 376 amino acids with an estimated molecular mass of 42...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176344/it-is-a-matter-of-how-you-say-it-verbal-content-and-prosody-matching-as-an-index-of-emotion-regulation-strategies-during-the-adult-attachment-interview
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Maria Spinelli, Mirco Fasolo, Gabrielle Coppola, Tiziana Aureli
Emotional activation can be detected by the prosodic properties of the voice. This study aimed to explore the match between the valence of the words used by secure and dismissing women in describing the relationship with their parents during the Adult Attachment Interview and their emotional activation as expressed through the prosody of the voice. Contrary to what observed for secure women, a discrepancy emerged in dismissing individuals between the content of their verbal reports during the interview and the emotional activation of their voice while speaking...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173758/sleep-wake-movement-velocities-trajectories-and-micro-arousals-during-maturation-in-rats
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Gideon Gradwohl, Nadja Olini, Reto Huber
BACKGROUND: Sleep is regulated by two main processes. The circadian process provides a 24-h rhythm and the homeostatic process reflects sleep pressure, which increases in the course of wakefulness and decreases during sleep. Both of these processes undergo major changes during development. For example, sleep homeostasis, measured by means of electroencephalogram (EEG) slow-wave activity (SWA, EEG power between 0.5 and 4.5 Hz), peaks around puberty and decreases during adolescence. In humans and rats these changes have been related to cortical maturation...
February 7, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166959/the-effect-of-orexin-a-on-cyp17a1-and-cyp19a3-expression-and-on-oestradiol-oestrone-and-testosterone-secretion-in-the-porcine-uterus-during-early-pregnancy-and-the-oestrous-cycle
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Marta Kiezun, Nina Smolinska, Kamil Dobrzyn, Karol Szeszko, Edyta Rytelewska, Tadeusz Kaminski
Orexin A (OXA) is a hypothalamic neuropeptide known for its role in the regulation of food intake and arousal. It is also considered as a link between energy homeostasis and reproduction. Nevertheless, very little is known on the role of this peptide in the uterus. The objective of this study was to investigate OXA effect on oestradiol (E2), oestrone (E1), and testosterone (T) secretion by porcine endometrial and myometrial explants and gene expression of key steroidogenic enzymes involved in steroid production, namely cytochrome P450c17 (CYP17A1) and cytochrome P450 aromatase (CYP19A3), on days 10-11, 12 to 13, 15 to 16 and 27 to 28 of pregnancy and on days 10-11 of the cycle...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161453/rhythms-dysregulation-a-new-perspective-for-understanding-ptsd
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Jacques Dayan, Géraldine Rauchs, Bérengère Guillery-Girard
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex syndrome that may occur after exposure to one or more traumatic events. It associates physiological, emotional, and cognitive changes Brain and hormonal modifications contribute to some impairments in learning, memory, and emotion regulation. Some of these biological dysfunctions may be analyzed in terms of rhythms dysregulation that would be expressed through endocrine rhythmicity, sleep organization, and temporal synchrony in brain activity. In the first part of this article, we report studies on endocrine rhythmicity revealing that some rhythms abnormalities are frequently observed, although not constantly, for both cortisol and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Physiology, Paris
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151576/progressive-design-of-plasmonic-metal-semiconductor-ensemble-toward-regulated-charge-flow-and-improved-vis-nir-driven-solar-to-chemical-conversion
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Chuang Han, Quan Quan, Hao Ming Chen, Yugang Sun, Yi-Jun Xu
Surface plasmon resonance (SPR)-mediated photocatalysis without the bandgap limitations of traditional semiconductor has aroused significant attention in solar-to-chemical energy conversion. However, the photocatalytic efficiency barely initiated by the SPR effects is still challenged by the low concentration and ineffective extraction of energetic hot electrons, slow charge migration rates, random charge diffusion directions, and the lack of highly active sites for redox reactions. Here, the tunable, progressive harvesting of visible-to-near infrared light (vis-NIR, λ > 570 nm) by designing plasmonic Au nanorods and metal (Au, Ag, or Pt) nanoparticle codecorated 1D CdS nanowire (1D CdS NW) ensemble is reported...
February 2, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132804/avrxa27-binding-influences-unwinding-of-the-double-stranded-dna-in-the-upt-box
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Jing Zhao, Bo Zhang, Junpeng Jiang, Nanv Liu, Qi Wei, Xuguang Xi, Jing Fu
Transcription-Activator Like (TAL) effectors, delivered by Xanthomonas pathogens bind specifically to UP-regulated by TAL effectors (UPT) box of the host gene promoter to arouse disease or trigger defense response. This type of protein-DNA interaction model has been applied in site-directed genome editing. However, the off-target effects of TAL have severely hindered the development of this promising technology. To better exploit the specific interaction and to deeper understand the TAL-induced host transcription rewiring, the binding between the central repeat region (CRR) of the TAL effector AvrXa27 and its UPT box variants was studied by kinetics analysis and TAL-blocked helicase unwinding assay...
January 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130745/sex-attracts-neural-correlates-of-sexual-preference-under-cognitive-demand
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Kirsten Jordan, Katrin Wieser, Isabel Methfessel, Peter Fromberger, Peter Dechent, Jürgen L Müller
Neurofunctional correlates of sexual arousal are of interest in basic research as well as in clinical science. In forensic psychiatry, it is important to use designs which are potentially robust against susceptibility to manipulation or deception. We tested a new design to measure neurofunctional correlates of sexual preference. Twenty-two healthy heterosexual men had to solve a mental rotation task while sexually preferred or non-preferred distractors were presented simultaneously. With this challenging active task, subjects' possibility to manipulate their response to the sexual stimuli should be lower than in easier tasks and in passive designs...
January 27, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122241/coordinated-acetylcholine-release-in-prefrontal-cortex-and-hippocampus-is-associated-with-arousal-and-reward-on-distinct-timescales
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Leonor M Teles-Grilo Ruivo, Keeley L Baker, Michael W Conway, Peter J Kinsley, Gary Gilmour, Keith G Phillips, John T R Isaac, John P Lowry, Jack R Mellor
Cholinergic neurotransmission throughout the neocortex and hippocampus regulates arousal, learning, and attention. However, owing to the poorly characterized timing and location of acetylcholine release, its detailed behavioral functions remain unclear. Using electrochemical biosensors chronically implanted in mice, we made continuous measurements of the spatiotemporal dynamics of acetylcholine release across multiple behavioral states. We found that tonic levels of acetylcholine release were coordinated between the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus and maximal during training on a rewarded working memory task...
January 24, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117135/sleep-regulation-physiology-and-development-sleep-duration-and-patterns-and-sleep-hygiene-in-infants-toddlers-and-preschool-age-children
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Eleanor Bathory, Suzy Tomopoulos
Sleep problems are common, reported by a quarter of parents with children under the age of 5 years, and have been associated with poor behavior, worse school performance, and obesity, in addition to negative secondary effects on maternal and family well-being. Yet, it has been shown that pediatricians do not adequately address sleep in routine well-child visits, and underdiagnose sleep issues. Pediatricians receive little formal training in medical school or in residency regarding sleep medicine. An understanding of the physiology of sleep is critical to a pediatrician׳s ability to effectively and confidently counsel patients about sleep...
January 20, 2017: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116582/the-temporal-dynamics-of-detached-versus-positive-reappraisal-an-erp-study
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Senqing Qi, Yangping Li, Xuemei Tang, Qinghong Zeng, Liuting Diao, Xiying Li, Hong Li, Weiping Hu
Detached reappraisal and positive reappraisal are regarded as two distinct types of cognitive reappraisal strategy, and the former is considered more disengaging than the latter. The conceptual framework of emotion regulation choice posits that strategies involving disengagement operate earlier and more efficiently than engagement strategies. Here, we compare for the first time the temporal dynamics of detached and positive reappraisal during the regulation and re-exposure phases thereof by measuring event-related potentials...
January 23, 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110004/physiological-responses-associated-with-cultural-attachment
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Wei Jie Yap, George I Christopoulos, Ying-Yi Hong
Cultural attachment (CA) suggests that cultural symbols can function as attachment figures, in a similar way to prototypical maternal attachment figures. In order to further understand the psychophysiological mechanisms of CA, we examine whether cultural symbols regulate peripheral physiological indicators of arousal in response to symbolic threats. We supraliminally expose participants to neutral or threatening stimuli, followed by the subliminal presentation of CA and control images, while recording their Skin Conductance Responses (SCR)...
January 18, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109312/locus-coeruleus-cellular-and-molecular-pathology-during-the-progression-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Sarah C Kelly, Bin He, Sylvia E Perez, Stephen D Ginsberg, Elliott J Mufson, Scott E Counts
A major feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the loss of noradrenergic locus coeruleus (LC) projection neurons that mediate attention, memory, and arousal. However, the extent to which the LC projection system degenerates during the initial stages of AD is still under investigation. To address this question, we performed tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) immunohistochemistry and unbiased stereology of noradrenergic LC neurons in tissue harvested postmortem from subjects who died with a clinical diagnosis of no cognitive impairment (NCI), amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI, a putative prodromal AD stage), or mild/moderate AD...
January 21, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099875/sustained-attention-and-heart-rate-variability-in-children-and-adolescents-with-adhd
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Kristi R Griffiths, Daniel S Quintana, Daniel F Hermens, Chris Spooner, Tracey W Tsang, Simon Clarke, Michael R Kohn
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays an important role in attention and self-regulation by modulating physiological arousal to meet environmental demands. Core symptoms of ADHD such as inattention and behavioral disinhibition may be related to dysregulation of the ANS, however previous findings have been equivocal. We examined autonomic activity and reactivity by assessing heart rate variability (HRV) in a large sample of un-medicated children and adolescents (6-19 years) with ADHD (n=229) compared to typically-developing controls (n=244) during rest and sustained attention...
January 15, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090248/just-change-the-channel-studying-effects-of-age-on-emotion-regulation-using-a-tv-watching-paradigm
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Molly Sands, Adam Garbacz, Derek M Isaacowitz
Older adults are theorized to benefit from proactive forms of emotion regulation that allow them to avoid negative stimuli (Charles, 2010). To test this, we examined choices as a form of emotion regulation. In two studies investigating age differences, participants selected affective stimuli using a cable television interface, while choices and mood were recorded. In lab-based Study 1, older adults spent more time watching neutral channels, but younger adults spent more time watching positive ones. Older adults also watched more low-arousal content, while younger adults watched more high-arousal content...
November 2016: Social Psychological and Personality Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089846/modulation-of-neuroinflammation-and-pathology-in-the-5xfad-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-using-a-biased-and-selective-beta-1-adrenergic-receptor-partial-agonist
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Pooneh Memar Ardestani, Andrew K Evans, Bitna Yi, Tiffany Nguyen, Laurence Coutellier, Mehrdad Shamloo
Degeneration of noradrenergic neurons occurs at an early stage of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). The noradrenergic system regulates arousal and learning and memory, and has been implicated in regulating neuroinflammation. Loss of noradrenergic tone may underlie AD progression at many levels. We have previously shown that acute administration of a partial agonist of the beta-1 adrenergic receptor (ADRB1), xamoterol, restores behavioral deficits in a mouse model of AD. The current studies examined the effects of chronic low dose xamoterol on neuroinflammation, pathology, and behavior in the pathologically aggressive 5XFAD transgenic mouse model of AD...
January 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089704/brain-mineralocorticoid-receptor-function-in-control-of-salt-balance-and-stress-adaptation
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E Ronald de Kloet, Marian Joëls
We will highlight in honor of Randall Sakai the peculiar characteristics of the brain mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in its response pattern to the classical mineralocorticoid aldosterone and the naturally occurring glucocorticoids corticosterone and cortisol. Neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) express MR, which mediate selectively the action of aldosterone on salt appetite, sympathetic outflow and volume regulation. The MR-containing NTS neurons innervate limbic-forebrain circuits enabling aldosterone to also modulate reciprocally arousal, motivation, fear and reward...
January 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077390/reversible-temperature-dependent-differences-in-brown-adipose-tissue-respiration-during-torpor-in-a-mammalian-hibernator
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Sarah Victoria McFarlane, Katherine E Mathers, James F Staples
While seasonal modifications of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in hibernators are well documented, we know little about functional regulation of BAT in different phases of hibernation. In the 13-lined ground squirrel, liver mitochondrial respiration is suppressed by up to 70% during torpor. This suppression is reversed during arousal an°°d interbout euthermia (IBE), and corresponds with patterns of maximal activities of electron transport system (ETS) enzymes. Uncoupling of BAT mitochondria is controlled by free-fatty acid release stimulated by sympathetic activation of adipocytes, so we hypothesized that further regulation at the level of the ETS would be of little advantage...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
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