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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298159/biological-behavior-of-human-nucleus-pulposus-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-response-to-changes-in-the-acidic-environment-during-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Jianjun Liu, Hui Tao, Cailiang Shen, Xiaoying Liu, Hanbang Wang, Fulong Dong, Renjie Zhang, Jie Li, Peng Ge, Peiwen Song, Huaqing Zhang, Peng Xu
An acidic environment is vital for the maintenance of cellular activities but can be affected tremendously during intervertebral disc degeneration. The effect of changes in the acidity of the environment on human nucleus pulposus mesenchymal stem cells (NP-MSCs) is unknown, however. Thus, this study aimed to observe the biological effects of acidic conditions mimicking a degenerated intervertebral disc on NP-MSCs in vitro. NP-MSCs were isolated from patients with lumbar disc herniation and were further identified by their immunophenotypes and multilineage differentiation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268670/a-distributed-current-stimulator-asic-for-high-density-neural-stimulation
#2
Jeong Hoan Park, Chaebin Kim, Seung-Hee Ahn, Tae Mok Gwon, Joonsoo Jeong, Sang Beom Jun, Sung June Kim
This paper presents a novel distributed neural stimulator scheme. Instead of a single stimulator ASIC in the package, multiple ASICs are embedded at each electrode site for stimulation with a high density electrode array. This distributed architecture enables the simplification of wiring between electrodes and stimulator ASIC that otherwise could become too complex as the number of electrode increases. The individual ASIC chip is designed to have a shared data bus that independently controls multiple stimulating channels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265090/deactivation-kinetics-of-acid-sensing-ion-channel-1a-are-strongly-ph-sensitive
#3
David M MacLean, Vasanthi Jayaraman
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are trimeric cation-selective ion channels activated by protons in the physiological range. Recent reports have revealed that postsynaptically localized ASICs contribute to the excitatory postsynaptic current by responding to the transient acidification of the synaptic cleft that accompanies neurotransmission. In response to such brief acidic transients, both recombinant and native ASICs show extremely rapid deactivation in outside-out patches when jumping from a pH 5 stimulus to a single resting pH of 8...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259560/4-chlorophenylguanidine-is-an-asic3-agonist-and-positive-allosteric-modulator
#4
Amruta S Agharkar, Eric B Gonzales
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are proton-sensitive sodium channels that open in response to lowered extracellular pH and are expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The ASIC3 subtype is found primarily in the periphery where the channel mediates pain signals caused by ischemia and inflammation. Here, we provide identify 4-chlorophenylguanidine (4-CPG) as an ASIC3 positive allosteric modulator and newest member of the growing group of guanidine modulators of ASICs. Furthermore, the 4-CPG reversed the effects of ASIC3 desensitization...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249502/a-novel-cmos-transducer-for-giant-magnetoresistance-sensors
#5
Van Su Luong, Chih-Cheng Lu, Jing-Wen Yang, Jen-Tzong Jeng
In this work, an ASIC (application specific integrated circuits) transducer circuit for field modulated giant magnetoresistance (GMR) sensors was designed and fabricated using a 0.18-μm CMOS process. The transducer circuits consist of a frequency divider, a digital phase shifter, an instrument amplifier, and an analog mixer. These comprise a mix of analog and digital circuit techniques. The compact chip size of 1.5 mm × 1.5 mm for both analog and digital parts was achieved using the TSMC18 1P6M (1-polysilicon 6-metal) process design kit, and the characteristics of the system were simulated using an HSpice simulator...
February 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249488/a-cmos-application-specified-integrated-circuit-for-40-ghz-high-electron-mobility-transistors-automatic-biasing
#6
M De Matteis, M De Blasi, E A Vallicelli, M Zannoni, M Gervasi, A Bau, A Passerini, A Baschirotto
This paper presents the design and the experimental results of a CMOS Automatic Control System (ACS) for the biasing of High-Electron-Mobility-Transistors (HEMT). The ACS is the first low-power mixed-signal Application-Specified-Integrated-Circuit (ASIC) able to automatically set and regulate the operating point of an off-chip 6 HEMT Low-Noise-Amplifiers (LNAs), hence it composes a two-chip system (the ACS+LNAs) to be used in the Large Scale Polarization Explorer (LSPE) stratospheric balloon for Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) signal observation...
February 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237818/quercetin-inhibits-acid-sensing-ion-channels-through-a-putative-binding-site-in-the-central-vestibular-region
#7
Mohona Mukhopadhyay, Anurag Singh, S Sachchidanand, Amal Kanti Bera
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are associated with many pathophysiological processes, such as neuronal death during ischemic stroke, epileptic seizure and nociception. However, there is a dearth of ASIC-specific therapeutic blockers. Here we report that quercetin, a plant flavonoid, which is known for its neuroprotective effect, reversibly inhibits homomeric rat ASIC1a, ASIC2a and ASIC3 with an IC50 of about 2µM. Also, quercetin prevents low pH-induced intracellular calcium rise and cell death in HEK-293 cells, which have endogenous expression of ASIC1a and 2a...
February 22, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226854/a-distributed-current-stimulator-asic-for-high-density-neural-stimulation
#8
Jeong Hoan Park, Chaebin Kim, Seung-Hee Ahn, Tae Mok Gwon, Joonsoo Jeong, Sang Beom Jun, Sung June Kim, Jeong Hoan Park, Chaebin Kim, Seung-Hee Ahn, Tae Mok Gwon, Joonsoo Jeong, Sang Beom Jun, Sung June Kim, Sung June Kim, Joonsoo Jeong, Sang Beom Jun, Tae Mok Gwon, Chaebin Kim, Seung-Hee Ahn, Jeong Hoan Park
This paper presents a novel distributed neural stimulator scheme. Instead of a single stimulator ASIC in the package, multiple ASICs are embedded at each electrode site for stimulation with a high density electrode array. This distributed architecture enables the simplification of wiring between electrodes and stimulator ASIC that otherwise could become too complex as the number of electrode increases. The individual ASIC chip is designed to have a shared data bus that independently controls multiple stimulating channels...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212098/a-2-5-mw-ch-50-mcps-10-analog-channel-adaptively-biased-read-out-front-end-ic-with-low-intrinsic-timing-resolution-for-single-photon-time-of-flight-pet-applications-with-time-dependent-noise-analysis-in-90-nm-cmos
#9
Hugo Cruz, Hong-Yi Huang, Ching-Hsing Luo, Shuenn-Yuh Lee
This paper presents a 10-channel time-of-flight application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) for positron emission tomography in a 90 nm standard CMOS process. To overcome variations in channel-to-channel timing resolution caused by mismatch and process variations, adaptive biases and a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) are utilized. The main contributions of this work are as follows. First, multistage architectures reduce the total power consumption, and detection bandwidths of analog preamplifiers and comparators are increased to 1 and 1...
February 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211811/acidity-and-acid-sensing-ion-channels-in-the-normal-and-alzheimer-s-disease-brain
#10
Eric B Gonzales, Nathalie Sumien
Alzheimer's disease prevalence has reached epidemic proportion with very few treatment options, which are associated with a multitude of side effects. A potential avenue of research for new therapies are protons, and their associated receptor: acid-sensing ion channels (ASIC). Protons are often overlooked neurotransmitters, and proton-gated currents have been identified in the brain. Furthermore, ASICs have been determined to be crucial for proper brain function. While there is more work to be done, this review is intended to highlight protons as neurotransmitters and their role along with the role of ASICs within physiological functioning of the brain...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193786/bile-acids-potentiate-proton-activated-currents-in-xenopus-laevis-oocytes-expressing-human-acid-sensing-ion-channel-asic1a
#11
Alexandr V Ilyaskin, Alexei Diakov, Christoph Korbmacher, Silke Haerteis
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are nonvoltage-gated sodium channels transiently activated by extracellular protons and belong to the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC)/Degenerin (DEG) family of ion channels. Bile acids have been shown to activate two members of this family, the bile acid-sensitive ion channel (BASIC) and ENaC. To investigate whether bile acids also modulate ASIC function, human ASIC1a was heterologously expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes. Exposing oocytes to tauro-conjugated cholic (t-CA), deoxycholic (t-DCA), and chenodeoxycholic (t-CDCA) acid at pH 7...
February 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192542/functional-diversity-of-secreted-cestode-kunitz-proteins-inhibition-of-serine-peptidases-and-blockade-of-cation-channels
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Martín Fló, Mariana Margenat, Leonardo Pellizza, Martín Graña, Rosario Durán, Adriana Báez, Emilio Salceda, Enrique Soto, Beatriz Alvarez, Cecilia Fernández
We previously reported a multigene family of monodomain Kunitz proteins from Echinococcus granulosus (EgKU-1-EgKU-8), and provided evidence that some EgKUs are secreted by larval worms to the host interface. In addition, functional studies and homology modeling suggested that, similar to monodomain Kunitz families present in animal venoms, the E. granulosus family could include peptidase inhibitors as well as channel blockers. Using enzyme kinetics and whole-cell patch-clamp, we now demonstrate that the EgKUs are indeed functionally diverse...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181561/peripheral-sensory-neuron-injury-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#13
I-Ching Wang, Chen-Yen Chung, Fang Liao, Chih-Cheng Chen, Cheng-Han Lee
Multiple sclerosis (MS)-induced neuropathic pain deteriorates quality of life in patients but is often refractory to treatment. In experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a rodent model of MS, animals develop neuropathy and inflammation-induced tissue acidosis, which suggests the involvement of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs). Also, peripheral neuropathy is reported in MS patients. However, the involvement of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) in MS neuropathic pain remains elusive. This study investigated the contribution of ASICs and peripheral neuropathy in MS-induced neuropathic pain...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163663/micropower-mixed-signal-vlsi-independent-component-analysis-for-gradient-flow-acoustic-source-separation
#14
Milutin Stanaćević, Shuo Li, Gert Cauwenberghs
A parallel micro-power mixed-signal VLSI implementation of independent component analysis (ICA) with reconfigurable outer-product learning rules is presented. With the gradient sensing of the acoustic field over a miniature microphone array as a pre-processing method, the proposed ICA implementation can separate and localize up to 3 sources in mild reverberant environment. The ICA processor is implemented in 0.5 µm CMOS technology and occupies 3 mm × 3 mm area. At 16 kHz sampling rate, ASIC consumes 195 µW power from a 3 V supply...
July 2016: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. I, Regular Papers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159907/acid-sensing-ion-channels-activated-by-evoked-released-protons-modulate-synaptic-transmission-at-the-mouse-calyx-of-held-synapse
#15
Carlota González-Inchauspe, Francisco J Urbano, Mariano N Di Guilmi, Osvaldo D Uchitel
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) regulate synaptic activities and play important roles in neurodegenerative diseases. We found that these channels can be activated in neurons of the medial nucleus of the trapezoid body (MNTB) of the auditory system in the CNS. A drop in extracellular pH induces transient inward currents (IASIC) in postsynaptic MNTB neurons from wild type (WT) mice. The inhibition of IASIC by psalmotoxin-1 (PcTx1) and the absence of these currents in knock out mice for ASIC-1a subunit (ASIC1a(-/-)) suggest that homomeric ASIC-1a channels are mediating these currents in MNTB neurons...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137639/acid-sensing-ion-channel-1a-is-required-for-mglu-receptor-dependent-long-term-depression-in-the-hippocampus
#16
D Mango, E Braksator, G Battaglia, S Marcelli, N B Mercuri, M Feligioni, F Nicoletti, Z I Bashir, R Nisticò
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs), members of the degenerin/epithelial Na(+) channel superfamily, are widely distributed in the mammalian nervous system. ASIC1a is highly permeable to Ca(2+) and are thought to be important in a variety of physiological processes, including synaptic plasticity, learning and memory. To further understand the role of ASIC1a in synaptic transmission and plasticity, we investigated metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptor-dependent long-term depression (LTD) in the hippocampus. We found that ASIC1a channels mediate a component of LTD in P30-40 animals, since the ASIC1a selective blocker psalmotoxin-1 (PcTx1) reduced the magnitude of LTD induced by application of the group I mGlu receptor agonist (S)-3,5-Dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG) or induced by paired-pulse low frequency stimulation (PP-LFS)...
January 27, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117962/acidotoxicity-via-asic1a-mediates-cell-death-during-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-abolishes-excitotoxicity
#17
Saurav Bhowmick, Jeanette T Moore, Daniel L Kirschner, Mary C Curry, Emily G Westbrook, Brian T Rasley, Kelly L Drew
Ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is associated with a complex and multifactorial cascade of events involving excitotoxicity, acidotoxicity, and ionic imbalance. While it is known that acidosis occurs concomitantly with glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity during brain ischemia, it remains elusive, how acidosis-mediated acidotoxicity interacts with glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity. Here, we investigated the effect of acidosis on glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity in acute hippocampal slices. We tested the hypothesis that mild acidosis protects against I/R injury via modulation of NMDAR, but produces injury via activation of acid sensing ion channels (ASIC1a)...
January 24, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114077/an-energy-efficient-ecg-signal-processor-detecting-cardiovascular-diseases-on-smartphone
#18
Sanjeev Kumar Jain, Basabi Bhaumik
A novel disease diagnostic algorithm for ECG signal processing based on forward search is implemented in Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) for cardiovascular disease diagnosis on smartphone. An ASIC is fabricated using 130-nm CMOS low leakage process technology. The area of our PQRST ASIC is 1.21 mm (2). The energy dissipation of PQRST ASIC is 96 pJ with a supply voltage of 0.9 V. The outputs from the ASIC are fed to an Android application that generates diagnostic report and can be sent to a cardiologist via email...
September 26, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113913/low-power-8-channel-eeg-recorder-and-seizure-detector-asic-for-a-subdermal-implantable-system
#19
Bruno G Do Valle, Sydney S Cash, Charles G Sodini
EEG remains the mainstay test for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with epilepsy. Unfortunately, ambulatory EEG systems are far from ideal for patients who have infrequent seizures. These systems only last up to 3 days and if a seizure is not captured during the recordings, a definite diagnosis of the patient's condition cannot be given. This work aims to address this need by proposing a subdermal implantable, eight-channel EEG recorder and seizure detector that has two modes of operation: diagnosis and seizure counting...
April 20, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113394/4d-ice-a-2d-array-transducer-with-integrated-asic-in-a-10-fr-catheter-for-real-time-3d-intracardiac-echocardiography
#20
Douglas Wildes, Warren Lee, Bruno Haider, Scott Cogan, Krishnakumar Sundaresan, David Mills, Christopher Yetter, Patrick Hart, Christopher Haun, Mikael Concepcion, Johan Kirkhorn, Marc Bitoun
We developed a 2.5 x 6.6 mm 2D array transducer with integrated transmit/receive ASIC for 4D ICE (real-time 3D IntraCardiac Echocardiography) applications. The ASIC and transducer design were optimized so that the high voltage transmit, low-voltage TGC (time-gain control) and preamp, subaperture beamformer, and digital control circuits for each transducer element all fit within the 0.019 mm2 area of the element. The transducer assembly was deployed in a 10 Fr (3.3 mm diameter) catheter, integrated with a GE Vivid1 E9 ultrasound imaging system, and evaluated in three pre-clinical studies...
October 12, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
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