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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045952/-progress-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-syncope-in-children
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W R Xu, Y Liao, H F Jin, Q Y Zhang, C S Tang, J B DU
Syncope is a common emergency of children and adolescents, which has serious influence on the quality of life. Neurally-mediated syncope, including postural tachycardia syndrome, vasovagal syncope, orthostatic hypotension and orthostatic hypertension, is the main cause of syncope in children and adolescents. The main manifestations of neurally-mediated syncope are diverse, such as dizziness, headache, chest tightness, chest pain, pale complexion, fatigue, pre-syncope and syncope. Although the clinical manifestations are similar, each subtype of syncope has its hemodynamic feature and optimal treatment option...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045658/exendin-4-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist-attenuates-breast-cancer-growth-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Chikayo Iwaya, Takashi Nomiyama, Shiho Komatsu, Takako Kawanami, Yoko Tsutsumi, Yuriko Hamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Horikawa, Yasuteru Yoshinaga, Shinichi Yamashita, Tomoko Tanaka, Yuichi Terawaki, Makito Tanabe, Kazuki Nabeshima, Akinori Iwasaki, Toshihiko Yanase
Incretin therapies have received significant attention because of their tissue-protective effects, which extend beyond those associated with glycemic control. Cancer is a primary cause of death in patients with diabetes mellitus. We previously reported anti-prostate cancer effects of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor (GLP-1R) agonist exendin-4 (Ex-4). Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. Thus, we examined whether GLP-1 action could attenuate breast cancer...
October 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045576/activation-of-cannabinoid-receptor-1-is-involved-in-protection-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cerebral-ischaemic-tolerance-induced-by-isoflurane-preconditioning
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M Cai, Q Yang, G Li, S Sun, Y Chen, L Tian, H Dong
Background: Isoflurane preconditioning (IPC) induces cerebral ischaemic tolerance, but the mechanism remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to determine changes in mitochondrial function in the brain after IPC, and whether the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) could be involved in the mechanism of mitochondrial protection mediated by IPC. Methods: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were pretreated with isoflurane 2% for 1 h day-1, for 5 days consecutively, and then subjected to 120 min right middle cerebral artery occlusion...
October 13, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045562/attenuation-of-high-frequency-30-200%C3%A2-hz-thalamocortical-eeg-rhythms-as-correlate-of-anaesthetic-action-evidence-from-dexmedetomidine
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G Plourde, F Arseneau
Background: Gamma (30-80 Hz) and high-gamma (80-200 Hz) thalamocortical EEG rhythms are involved in conscious processes and are attenuated by isoflurane and propofol. To explore the hypothesis that this attenuation is a correlate of anaesthetic action, we characterized the effect dexmedetomidine, a selective adrenergic α-2 agonist with lesser hypnotic potency, on these rhythms. Methods: We recorded local field potentials from barrel cortex and ventroposteromedial thalamic nucleus in ten previously instrumented rats to measure spectral power (30-50 Hz, 51-75 Hz, 76-125 Hz, 126-200 Hz bands) during baseline, at four dexmedetomidine plasma concentrations obtained by i...
October 16, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045416/neonatal-immune-response-to-rhinovirus-a16-has-diminished-dendritic-cell-function-and-increased-b-cell-activation
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Amanda Barlow-Anacker, Yury Bochkov, James Gern, Christine M Seroogy
BACKGROUND: Rhinovirus infections during infancy account for the majority of respiratory illness health care utilization and are an associated risk factor for subsequent development of allergic asthma. Neonatal type I interferon production is diminished compared to adults after stimulation with TLR agonists. However, broad profiling of immune cell responses to infectious rhinovirus has not been undertaken and we hypothesized that additional immune differences can be identified in neonates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045402/triadic-male-infant-male-interaction-serves-in-bond-maintenance-in-male-assamese-macaques
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Josefine Kalbitz, Oliver Schülke, Julia Ostner
While the ultimate consequences of social bonds start to be better understood, the proximate behavioural mechanisms underlying the formation and maintenance of these close affiliative relationships have received less attention. We investigated the possible function of male-infant-male interactions (MIMIs) in male-male social bonding processes by analysing about 9000h of focal animal observations collected on two groups of wild Assamese macaques. In support of an agonistic buffering function of MIMIs, after engaging in a MIMI upon approach, subordinates stayed longer in close proximity of a dominant male...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045395/single-molecule-imaging-reveals-receptor-g-protein-interactions-at-cell-surface-hot-spots
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Titiwat Sungkaworn, Marie-Lise Jobin, Krzysztof Burnecki, Aleksander Weron, Martin J Lohse, Davide Calebiro
G-protein-coupled receptors mediate the biological effects of many hormones and neurotransmitters and are important pharmacological targets. They transmit their signals to the cell interior by interacting with G proteins. However, it is unclear how receptors and G proteins meet, interact and couple. Here we analyse the concerted motion of G-protein-coupled receptors and G proteins on the plasma membrane and provide a quantitative model that reveals the key factors that underlie the high spatiotemporal complexity of their interactions...
October 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045336/bile-acid-receptors-and-the-kidney
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Michal Herman-Edelstein, Talia Weinstein, Moshe Levi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bile acids act as activating signals of endogenous renal receptors: the nuclear receptor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and the membrane-bound G protein-coupled bile acid receptor 1 (GPBAR1, also known as TGR5). In recent years, bile acids have emerged as important for renal pathophysiology by activating FXR and TGR5 and transcription factors relevant for lipid, cholesterol and carbohydrate metabolism, as well as genes involved in inflammation and renal fibrosis. RECENT FINDINGS: Activation of bile acid receptors has a promising therapeutic potential in prevention of diabetic nephropathy and obesity-induced renal damage, as well as in nephrosclerosis...
October 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044953/preparation-and-evaluation-of-diblock-copolymer-grafted-silica-by-sequential-surface-initiated-atom-transfer-radical-polymerization-for-reverse-phase-ion-exchange-mixed-mode-chromatography
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Chun Miao Bo, Chaozhan Wang, Yin Mao Wei
A novel approach that involved the grafting of diblock copolymer with two types of monomer onto substrate by sequential surface initiated-atom transfer radical polymerization was proposed to prepare a mixed-mode chromatographic stationary phase. The distinguishing feature of this method is that it can be applied in the preparation of various mixed-mode stationary phases. In this study, a new reverse-phase/ion-exchange stationary phase was prepared by grafting hydrophobic styrene and cationic sodium 4-styrenesulfonate by the proposed approach onto silica surface...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044799/insulin-secretory-defect-in-familial-partial-lipodystrophy-type-2-and-successful-long-term-treatment-with-a-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonist
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F Banning, M Rottenkolber, I Freibothe, J Seissler, A Lechner
BACKGROUND: Familial partial lipodystrophies are rare monogenic disorders that are often associated with diabetes. In such cases, it can be difficult to achieve glycaemic control. CASE REPORT: We report a 34-year old woman with familial partial lipodystrophy type 2 (Dunnigan) and diabetes; her hyperglycaemia persisted despite metformin treatment. A combined intravenous glucose tolerance-euglycaemic clamp test showed severe insulin resistance, as expected, but also showed strongly diminished first-phase insulin secretion...
October 17, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044744/ontogenetic-variation-in-the-sensory-structures-on-the-pedipalps-of-cosmetid-harvestmen-arachnida-opiliones-laniatores
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Victor R Townsend, Bruce P Enzmann
In arachnids, pedipalps are highly variable appendages that may be used in feeding, courtship, defense, and agonistic encounters. In cosmetid harvestmen, adults have pedipalps that feature flattened femora, spoon-shaped tibiae, and robust tarsal claws. In contrast, the pedipalps of nymphs are elongate with cylindrical podomeres and are adorned with delicate pretarsi. In this study, we used scanning electron microscopy to examine the distribution of cuticular structures (e.g., sensilla chaetica, pores) on the elements of the pedipalps of adults and nymphs of three species of cosmetid harvestmen...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044737/chronic-bmy7378-treatment-alters-behavioral-circadian-rhythms
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Jhenkruthi Vijaya Shankara, Angélique Orr, Richelle Mychasiuk, Michael C Antle
The mammalian circadian clock is synchronized to the day:night cycle by light. Serotonin modulates the circadian effects of light, with agonists inhibiting response to light and antagonists enhancing responses to light. A special class of serotonergic compounds, the mixed 5-HT1A agonist/antagonists, potentiate light-induced phase advances by up to 400% when administered acutely. In this study, we examine the effects of one of these mixed 5-HT1A agonist/antagonists, BMY7378, when administered chronically. Thirty adult male hamsters were administered either vehicle or BMY7378 via surgically implanted osmotic minipumps over a period of 28 days...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044621/protective-roles-of-hepatic-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-signaling-in-acute-ethanol-exposure-induced-liver-injury
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Shuanglian Wang, Shaofeng Sui, Zhiyan Liu, Cheng Peng, Jia Liu, Dan Luo, Xinhuan Fan, Chuanyong Liu, Wei-Yang Lu
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a consequence of heavy and prolonged alcohol consumptions. We previously demonstrated a hepatic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) signaling system that protects the liver from toxic injury. The present study was designed to investigate the role of the hepatic GABA signaling system in the process of acute ethanol exposure-induced liver injury. Our results showed that the expression of GABA synthesizing enzyme glutamic acid decarboxylase and type A GABA receptor (GABAA R) subunits was upregulated in ethanol-treated mice compared with saline-treated controls...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044586/males-with-prolactinoma-are-at-increased-risk-of-incident-cardiovascular-disease
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Konstantinos A Toulis, Tim Robbins, Narendra Reddy, Balachandran Kumarendran, Krishna Gokhale, Haren Wijesinghe, Kar Keung Cheng, Niki Karavitaki, John Wass, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increased in patients with prolactinoma. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective, open-cohort study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. PATIENTS: 2,233 patients with prolactinoma and 10,355 matched controls (1:5 ratio) from UK General Practices contributing to THIN were included. Sex, age, body mass index, and smoking status were used as matching parametres...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044528/endomorphins-potentiate-asic-currents-and-enhance-the-lactic-acid-mediated-increase-in-arterial-blood-pressure-effects-amplified-in-hindlimb-ischemia
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Mohamed Farrag, Julie K Drobish, Henry L Puhl, Joyce S Kim, Paul B Herold, Marc P Kaufman, Victor Ruiz-Velasco
Chronic muscle ischemia leads to accumulation of lactic acid and other inflammatory mediators with a subsequent drop in interstitial pH. Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs), expressed in thin muscle afferents, sense the decrease in pH and evoke a pressor reflex known to increase mean arterial pressure. The naturally occurring endomorphins are also released by primary afferents under ischemic conditions. We examined whether high affinity mu opioid receptor (MOR) agonists, endomorphin-1 (E-1) and -2 (E-2), modulate ASIC currents and the lactic acid-mediated pressor reflex...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044293/down-regulation-of-the-munc18b-syntaxin-11-complex-and-%C3%AE-1-tubulin-impairs-secretion-and-spreading-in-neonatal-platelets
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Eva Caparrós-Pérez, Raúl Teruel-Montoya, Verónica Palma-Barquero, José M Torregrosa, José E Blanco, Juan L Delgado, María Luisa Lozano, Vicente Vicente, Martha Sola-Visner, José Rivera, Constantino Martínez, Francisca Ferrer-Marín
Neonatal platelets are hyporeactive and show impaired agonist-induced secretion despite no obvious abnormalities in their granules. Here, we examined, for the first time, the ultrastructure of neonatal and adult platelets following agonist activation. Under resting conditions, neonatal and adult platelets appeared ultrastructurally identical. Following agonist stimulation, however, noticeable degranulation occurred in adult platelets, while granules in neonatal platelets remained clearly visible and apparently unable to centralize or fuse...
October 10, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044138/the-neonicotinoid-insecticide-clothianidin-adversely-affects-immune-signaling-in-a-human-cell-line
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Gennaro Di Prisco, Marco Iannaccone, Flora Ianniello, Rosalba Ferrara, Emilio Caprio, Francesco Pennacchio, Rosanna Capparelli
Clothianidin is a widely used neonicotinoid insecticide, which is a potent agonist of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor in insects. This neurotoxic compound has a negative impact on insect immunity, as it down-regulates the activation of the transcription factor NF-κB. Given the evolutionary conserved role of NF-κB in the modulation of the immune response in the animal kingdom, here we want to assess any effect of Clothianidin on vertebrate defense barriers. In presence of this neonicotinoid insecticide, a pro-inflammatory challenge with LPS on the human monocytic cell line THP-1 results both in a reduced production of the cytokine TNF-α and in a down-regulation of a reporter gene under control of NF-κB promoter...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043560/optimal-timing-of-dopamine-agonist-withdrawal-in-patients-with-hyperprolactinemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Miao Yun Xia, Xiao Hui Lou, Shao Jian Lin, Zhe Bao Wu
PURPOSE: Dopamine agonists (DAs) are recommended as first-line treatment for patients with hyperprolactinemia. Generally, it is accepted that patients with hyperprolactinemia do not need lifelong medication, but the optimal timing for DA withdrawal has not been determined. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to assess the impact of DA withdrawal on the clinical outcomes of patients with hyperprolactinemia, and to explore possible factors affecting successful DA withdrawal...
October 17, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043503/pharmacoperones-for-misfolded-gonadotropin-receptors
#19
Claire L Newton, Ross C Anderson
The gonadotropin receptors (luteinising hormone receptor; LHR and follicle-stimulating hormone receptor; FSHR) are G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that play an important role in the endocrine control of reproduction. Thus genetic mutations that cause impaired function of these receptors have been implicated in a number of reproductive disorders. Disease-causing genetic mutations in GPCRs frequently result in intracellular retention and degradation of the nascent protein through misfolding and subsequent recognition by cellular quality control machinery...
October 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043359/selective-recognition-of-quaternary-ammonium-ions-and-zwitterions-by-using-a-biomimetic-bis-calix-6-arene-based-receptor
#20
Steven Moerkerke, Volodymyr Malytskyi, Lionel Marcélis, Johan Wouters, Ivan Jabin
Artificial receptors able to recognize efficiently chemical species bearing a quaternary ammonium group have potential applications in the fields of biological and environmental analyses. A possible biomimetic strategy for the elaboration of such receptors consists of associating in close proximity a polyaromatic cavity with a polar binding site. Herein, we show that bis-calix[6]arene 1 behaves as a heteroditopic receptor that can bind biologically relevant quaternary ammonium ions and zwitterions. This host can selectively extract carbamylcholine G3 from water, opening the way for the sensing of this acetylcholine agonist...
October 18, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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