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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109749/glycosylation-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-in-health-and-disease
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Joanna Lazniewska, Norbert Weiss
Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) are transmembrane proteins that translate electrical activities into intracellular calcium elevations and downstream signaling pathways. They serve essential physiological functions including communication between nerve cells, muscle contraction, cardiac activity, and release of hormones and neurotransmitters. Asparagine-linked glycosylation has emerged as an essential post-translational modification to control the number of channels embedded in the plasma membrane but also their functional gating properties...
January 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109285/korean-mistletoe-viscum-album-coloratum-extract-regulates-gene-expression-related-to-muscle-atrophy-and-muscle-hypertrophy
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Juseong Jeong, Choon-Ho Park, Inbo Kim, Young-Ho Kim, Jae-Min Yoon, Kwang-Soo Kim, Jong-Bae Kim
BACKGROUND: Korean mistletoe (Viscum album coloratum) is a semi-parasitic plant that grows on various trees and has a diverse range of effects on biological functions, being implicated in having anti-tumor, immunostimulatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-obesity properties. Recently, we also reported that Korean mistletoe extract (KME) improves endurance exercise in mice, suggesting its beneficial roles in enhancing the capacity of skeletal muscle. METHODS: We examined the expression pattern of several genes concerned with muscle physiology in C2C12 myotubes cells to identify whether KME inhibits muscle atrophy or promotes muscle hypertrophy...
January 21, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108644/bicarbonate-sensing-soluble-adenylyl-cyclase-is-present-in-the-cell-cytoplasm-and-nucleus-of-multiple-shark-tissues
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Jinae N Roa, Martin Tresguerres
The enzyme soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) is directly stimulated by bicarbonate (HCO3(-)) to produce the signaling molecule cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). Because sAC and sAC-related enzymes are found throughout phyla from cyanobacteria to mammals and they regulate cell physiology in response to internal and external changes in pH, CO2, and HCO3(-), sAC is deemed an evolutionarily conserved acid-base sensor. Previously, sAC has been reported in dogfish shark and round ray gill cells, where they sense and counteract blood alkalosis by regulating the activity of V-type H(+)- ATPase...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108482/inhibition-of-prolyl-4-hydroxylase-decreases-muscle-fibrosis-following-chronic-rotator-cuff-tear
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J P Gumucio, M D Flood, A Bedi, H F Kramer, A J Russell, C L Mendias
OBJECTIVES: Rotator cuff tears are among the most frequent upper extremity injuries. Current treatment strategies do not address the poor quality of the muscle and tendon following chronic rotator cuff tears. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) is a transcription factor that activates many genes that are important in skeletal muscle regeneration. HIF-1α is inhibited under normal physiological conditions by the HIF prolyl 4-hydroxylases (PHDs). In this study, we used a pharmacological PHD inhibitor, GSK1120360A, to enhance the activity of HIF-1α following the repair of a chronic cuff tear, and measured muscle fibre contractility, fibrosis, gene expression, and enthesis mechanics...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107804/clinically-relevant-levels-of-4-aminopyridine-strengthen-physiological-responses-in-intact-motor-circuits-in-rats-especially-after-pyramidal-tract-injury
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Anil Sindhurakar, Asht M Mishra, Disha Gupta, Jennifer F Iaci, Tom J Parry, Jason B Carmel
BACKGROUND: 4-Aminopyridine (4-AP) is a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to improve motor function in people with multiple sclerosis. Preliminary results suggest the drug may act on intact neural circuits and not just on demyelinated ones. OBJECTIVE: To determine if 4-AP at clinically relevant levels alters the excitability of intact motor circuits. METHODS: In anesthetized rats, electrodes were placed over motor cortex and the dorsal cervical spinal cord for electrical stimulation, and electromyogram electrodes were inserted into biceps muscle to measure responses...
January 1, 2017: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107746/induced-differentiation-of-human-gingival-fibroblasts-into-vsmc-like-cells
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Xuqian Liu, Jie Wang, Fusheng Dong, Hexiang Li, Yali Hou
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) are major component of the vascular wall, and they play an essential role in maintaining the basic physiological function and stable structure of the vascular wall. In the present study, human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) were cultured and induced into VSMC-like cells in vitro to confirm that HGFs with properties of stem cells have the potential for differentiation. The epithelium isolated from patients was extracted from normal human gingiva consisting of epithelium and connective tissue...
January 17, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107625/gold-nanoshell-mediated-remote-myotube-activation
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Attilio Marino, Satoshi Arai, Yanyan Hou, Andrea Degl'Innocenti, Valentina Cappello, Barbara Mazzolai, Young-Tae Chang, Virgilio Mattoli, Madoka Suzuki, Gianni Ciofani
Mild heat stimulation of muscle cells within the physiological range represents an intriguing approach for the modulation of their functions. In this work, photothermal conversion was exploited to remotely stimulate striated muscle cells by using gold nanoshells (NS) in combination with near-infrared (NIR) radiation. Temperature increments of approximately 5°C were recorded by using an intracellular fluorescent molecular thermometer and were demonstrated to efficiently induce myotube contraction. The mechanism at the base of this phenomenon was thoroughly investigated and was observed to be a Ca2+-independent event directly involving actin-myosin interactions...
January 20, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106620/effects-of-histidine-and-%C3%AE-alanine-supplementation-on-human-muscle-carnosine-storage
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Laura Blancquaert, Inge Everaert, Maarten Missinne, Audrey Baguet, Sanne Stegen, Anneke Volkaert, Mirko Petrovic, Chris Vervaet, Eric Achten, Mieke De Maeyer, Stefaan De Henauw, Wim Derave
PURPOSE: Carnosine is a dipeptide composed of β-alanine and L-histidine and is present in skeletal muscle. Chronic oral β-alanine supplementation can induce muscle carnosine loading and is therefore seen as the rate-limiting factor for carnosine synthesis. However, the effect of L-histidine supplementation on carnosine levels in humans is never established. This study aims to investigate whether 1) L-histidine supplementation can induce muscle carnosine loading and 2) combined supplementation of both amino acids is more efficient than β-alanine supplementation alone...
January 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104817/dysferlin-mediates-membrane-tubulation-and-links-t-tubule-biogenesis-to-muscular-dystrophy
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Julia Hofhuis, Kristina Bersch, Ronja Büssenschütt, Marzena Drzymalski, David Liebetanz, Viacheslav O Nikolaev, Stefan Wagner, Lars S Maier, Jutta Gärtner, Lars Klinge, Sven Thoms
The multi-C2 domain protein dysferlin localizes to the plasma membrane and the T-tubule system in skeletal muscle, however, its physiological mode of action is unknown. Mutations in the DYSF gene lead to autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B and Miyoshi myopathy. Here we show that dysferlin has membrane tubulating capacity and that it shapes the T-tubule system. Dysferlin tubulates liposomes, generates a T-tubule-like membrane system in non-muscle cells, and links the recruitment of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate to the biogenesis of the T-tubule system...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104799/muscles-innervated-by-a-single-motor-neuron-exhibit-divergent-synaptic-properties-on-multiple-time-scales
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Dawn M Blitz, Amy E Pritchard, John K Latimer, Andrew T Wakefield
Adaptive changes in the output of neural circuits underlying rhythmic behaviors are relayed to muscles via motor neuron activity. Pre- and postsynaptic properties of neuromuscular junctions can impact the transformation from motor neuron activity to muscle response. Further, synaptic plasticity occurring on the time scale of inter-spike intervals can differ between multiple muscles innervated by the same motor neuron. In rhythmic behaviors, motor neuron bursts can elicit additional synaptic plasticity. However, it is unknown if plasticity regulated by the longer time scale of inter-burst intervals also differs between synapses from the same neuron, and whether any such distinctions occur across a physiological activity range...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104750/gene-networks-in-skeletal-muscle-following-endurance-exercise-are-co-expressed-in-blood-neutrophils-and-linked-with-blood-inflammation-markers
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James A Broadbent, Dayle Sampson, Surendran Sabapathy, Luke J Haseler, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Andrew Cameron Bulmer, Jonathan M Peake, Oliver Neubauer
It remains incompletely understood whether there is an association between the transcriptome profiles of skeletal muscle and blood leukocytes in response to exercise or other physiological stressors. We have previously analyzed the changes in the muscle and blood neutrophil transcriptome in eight trained men before and 3 h, 48 h and 96 h after 2 h cycling and running. Because we collected muscle and blood in the same individuals and under the same conditions, we were able to directly compare gene expression between the muscle and blood neutrophils...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104493/the-effect-of-parathyroid-hormone-on-the-uptake-and-retention-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-in-skeletal-muscle-cells
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REVIEW
M Abboud, M S Rybchyn, J Liu, Y Ning, C Gordon-Thomson, T C Brennan-Speranza, L Cole, H Greenfield, D R Fraser, R S Mason
Data from our studies, and those of others, support the proposal that there is a role for skeletal muscle in the maintenance of vitamin D status. We demonstrated that skeletal muscle is able to internalise extracellular vitamin D binding protein, which then binds to actin in the cytoplasm, to provide high affinity binding sites which accumulate 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) [1]. This study investigated the concentration- and time-dependent effects of parathyroid hormone (PTH) on the capacity of muscle cells to take up and release (3)H-25(OH)D3...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104487/comparison-of-a-special-designed-high-intensity-coil-to-a-standard-round-coil-tms-setting
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Andrea Szelényi, Julia Wölfle, Igor Fischer, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Michael Sabel
BACKGROUND: Routine diagnostic Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is performed with a round coil (RC) for cranial and spinal root stimulation, being less successful for motor evoked potentials (MEP) of lower limb muscles. MEP elicited with a special configured flat figure-of-eight coil designed for high intensity stimulation (HI-coil) were compared to RC with regard to handling, efficiency, and physiological properties of MEP. NEW METHODS: MEP elicited with HI-coil and 9-cm diameter RC for cortical, spinal and peripheral stimulation (PES) were compared for Motor threshold (MT), latencies and amplitudes of bilateral Abductor pollicis brevis (APB) and Abductor hallucis muscles (AH)...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104473/hyperlipidaemia-alone-and-in-combination-with-acidosis-can-increase-the-incidence-and-severity-of-statin-induced-myotoxicity
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Dhiaa A Taha, Atheer Zgair, Jong Bong Lee, Cornelia H de Moor, David A Barrett, Kimberley D Bruce, Mitchell Sungelo, Robert H Eckel, Pavel Gershkovich
The association of lipophilic statins with plasma lipoproteins in the presence of disturbed acid-base balance can modify the pharmacokinetics and tissue distribution of these drugs, resulting in alteration in their efficacy and toxicity profiles. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the role of hyperlipidaemia alone or in combination with acidosis/alkalosis in the development and potentiation of statin-induced myotoxicity. Statins association with plasma lipoproteins was examined under conditions of physiological and altered pH levels...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104432/relationship-between-physiological-excitatory-and-inhibitory-measures-of-excitability-in-the-left-vs-right-human-motor-cortex-and-peripheral-electrodermal-activity
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Martina Bracco, Patrizia Turriziani, Daniela Smirni, Renata Giuseppa Mangano, Massimiliano Oliveri
The current study was aimed at investigating the relationships of excitatory and inhibitory circuits of the left vs. right primary motor cortex with peripheral electrodermal activity (EDA). Ten healthy subjects participated in two experimental sessions. In each session, EDA was recorded for 10minutes from the palmar surface of the left hand. Immediately after EDA recording, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) was used to probe excitatory and inhibitory circuits of the left or right primary motor cortex using two protocols of stimulation: the input-output curve for recording of motor evoked potentials, for testing excitatory circuits; the long-interval cortical inhibition (LICI) protocol, for testing inhibitory circuits...
January 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104230/first-evidence-of-persistent-organic-contaminants-as-potential-anthropogenic-stressors-in-the-barndoor-skate-dipturus-laevis
#16
Kady Lyons, Douglas H Adams
Although exploited populations of elasmobranchs may be able to recover from fishing pressure, there is little information regarding the Barndoor Skate's ability to cope with other anthropogenic stressors such as organic contaminants (OCs). Legacy OCs were measured in liver, muscle and ova from fourteen Barndoor Skates with mature skates having significantly greater mean concentrations of OCs than immature skates, demonstrating bioaccumulation with age. Using Toxic Equivalency Factors, skates were found to have levels of PCBs that have been shown to elicit negative physiological responses in other fishes and these results highlight the need for future studies to investigate the potential impacts that bioaccumulated organic contaminants have on the recovery and conservation of this vulnerable species...
January 16, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102957/rf-safety-assessment-of-a-bilateral-four-channel-transmit-receive-7-tesla-breast-coil-sar-versus-tissue-temperature-limits
#17
Thomas M Fiedler, Mark E Ladd, Andreas K Bitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to perform an RF safety evaluation for a bilateral four-channel transmit/receive breast coil and to determine the maximum permissible input power for which RF exposure of the subject stays within recommended limits. The safety evaluation was done based on SAR as well as on temperature simulations. In comparison to SAR, temperature is more directly correlated with tissue damage, which allows a more precise safety assessment. The temperature simulations were performed by applying three different blood perfusion models as well as two different ambient temperatures...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102579/anatomical-organization-and-somatic-axonal-components-of-the-lumbosacral-nerves-in-female-rabbits
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Yolanda Cruz, Isela Hernández-Plata, Rosa Angélica Lucio, René Zempoalteca, Francisco Castelán, Margarita Martínez-Gómez
AIM: To determine the anatomical organization and somatic axonal components of the lumbosacral nerves in female rabbits. METHODS: Chinchilla adult anesthetized female rabbits were used. Anatomical, electrophysiological, and histological studies were performed. RESULTS: L7, S1, and some fibers from S2 and S3 form the lumbosacral trunk, which gives origin to the sciatic nerve and innervation to the gluteal region. From S2 to S3 originates the pudendal nerve, whose branches innervates the striated anal and urethra sphincters, as well as the bulbospongiosus, ischiocavernosus, and constrictor vulvae muscles...
January 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101909/efficient-transdifferentiation-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-into-skeletal-muscle
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Selwa Mokhtar Boularaoui, Khaled M A Abdel-Raouf, Noaf Salah Ali Alwahab, Megan E Kondash, George A Truskey, Jeremy Choon Meng Teo, Nicolas Christoforou
Skeletal muscle holds significant regenerative potential but is incapable of restoring tissue loss caused due to severe injury, congenital defects, or tumor ablation. Consequently, skeletal muscle models are being developed to study human pathophysiology and regeneration. Their physiological accuracy, however, is hampered by the lack of an easily accessible human cell source that is readily expandable and capable of efficient differentiation. MYOD1, a master gene regulator, induces transdifferentiation of a variety of cell types into skeletal muscle, although inefficiently in human cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101413/significant-and-sustaining-elevation-of-blood-oxygen-induced-by-chinese-cupping-therapy-as-assessed-by-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#20
Ting Li, Yaoxian Li, Yu Lin, Kai Li
Cupping therapy has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to relieve muscle pain/tendency/fatigue and to cure or reduce symbols of other diseases. However, its therapeutic effect is sparsely interpreted in the language of modern physiology. To objectively evaluate its therapeutic effect, we focused on dry cupping treatment and utilized near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to assess the concentration change in oxy-hemoglobin ([HbO2]), deoxy-hemoglobin ([Hb]), and blood volume in the course of cupping therapy over 13 volunteers on the infraspinatus muscle, where is usually applied for shoulder pains...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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