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Muscle energy technique

Fengna Li, Yinghui Li, Yehui Duan, Chien-An A Hu, Yulong Tang, Yulong Yin
Skeletal muscle and adipose tissue are the two largest organs in the body. Skeletal muscle is an effector organ, and adipose tissue is an organ that stores energy; in addition, they are endocrine organs that secrete cytokines, namely myokines and adipokines, respectively. Myokines consist of myostatin, interleukin (IL)-8, IL-15, irisin, fibroblast growth factor 21, and myonectin; adipokines include leptin, adiponectin, resistin, chemerin, and visfatin. Furthermore, certain cytokines, such as IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α, are released by both skeletal muscle and adipose tissue and exhibit a bioactive effect; thus, they are called adipo-myokines...
October 13, 2016: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
Saher M Maswadi, Bennett L Ibey, Caleb C Roth, Dmitri A Tsyboulski, Hope T Beier, Randolph D Glickman, Alexander A Oraevsky
Optoacoustic (OA) microscopy using an all-optical system based on the probe beam deflection technique (PBDT) for detection of laser-induced acoustic signals was investigated as an alternative to conventional piezoelectric transducers. PBDT provides a number of advantages for OA microscopy including (i) efficient coupling of laser excitation energy to the samples being imaged through the probing laser beam, (ii) undistorted coupling of acoustic waves to the detector without the need for separation of the optical and acoustic paths, (iii) high sensitivity and (iv) ultrawide bandwidth...
September 2016: Photoacoustics
Diego Gomez-Arbelaez, Diego Bellido, Ana I Castro, Lucia Ordoñez-Mayan, Jose Carreira, Cristobal Galban, Miguel A Martinez-Olmos, Ana B Crujeiras, Ignacio Sajoux, Felipe F Casanueva
CONTEXT: A common concern when using low-calorie diets as a treatment for obesity is the reduction in fat-free mass, mostly muscular mass that occurs together with the fat mass loss, and the best methodologies to evaluate body composition changes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the very low-calorie-ketogenic (VLCK) diet-induced changes in body composition of obese patients and to compare three different methodologies employed to evaluate that changes. DESIGN: Twenty obese patients followed a VLCK diet for 4 months...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
David Hamilton, Vinidh Paleri
Morbidity and mortality associated with increasingly radical doses of chemoradiotherapy have led many to question the current standard of care in head and neck cancer. Recently, surgeons have developed minimally invasive, transoral techniques which have demonstrated excellent survival and favourable functional outcomes. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is the most recent, cutting edge in the evolution of transoral techniques; TORS allows surgeons unprecedented access to and visualisation of the upper aerodigestive tract...
October 11, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Roberto Stella, Federica Barrucci, Roberto Angeletti, Peter James, Clara Montesissa, Giancarlo Biancotto
The illegal use of pharmacologically active compounds for growth promotion in food-producing species poses risks for consumer health and animal welfare. Surveillance relies on the quantification of drug residues in animal fluids or tissues, but the efficacy can be negatively affected due to undetectable residual concentrations in biological matrices. Consequently, techniques focusing on the indirect biological effects of exogenous compound administration have been proposed as more sensitive detection methods...
September 30, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Pablo J Enriori, Weiyi Chen, Maria C Garcia-Rudaz, Bernadette E Grayson, Anne E Evans, Sarah M Comstock, Ursel Gebhardt, Hermann L Müller, Thomas Reinehr, Belinda A Henry, Russell D Brown, Clinton R Bruce, Stephanie E Simonds, Sara A Litwak, Sean L McGee, Serge Luquet, Sarah Martinez, Martin Jastroch, Matthias H Tschöp, Matthew J Watt, Iain J Clarke, Christian L Roth, Kevin L Grove, Michael A Cowley
OBJECTIVE: Central melanocortin pathways are well-established regulators of energy balance. However, scant data exist about the role of systemic melanocortin peptides. We set out to determine if peripheral α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) plays a role in glucose homeostasis and tested the hypothesis that the pituitary is able to sense a physiological increase in circulating glucose and responds by secreting α-MSH. METHODS: We established glucose-stimulated α-MSH secretion using humans, non-human primates, and mouse models...
October 2016: Molecular Metabolism
Vincenzo Giordano, Joseph Schatzker, Mauricio Kfuri
High-energy fractures of the proximal tibia with extensive fragmentation of the posterior rim of the tibial plateau are challenging. This technique aims to describe a method on how to embrace the posterior rim of the tibial plateau by placing a horizontal precontoured one-third tubular plate wrapped around its corners. This method, which we named "hoop plating," is mainly indicated for cases of crushed juxta-articular rim fractures, aiming to restore cortical containment of the tibial plateau. Through a lateral approach with a fibular head osteotomy (Lobenhoffer approach), both anterolateral and posterolateral fragments are directly reduced and supported by a one-third tubular plate of adequate length...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Charlotte L Alston, Mariana C Rocha, Nichola Z Lax, Doug M Turnbull, Robert W Taylor
Mitochondria are double membrane-bound organelles that are present in all nucleated eukaryotic cells and responsible for the production of cellular energy in the form of ATP. Mitochondrial function is under dual genetic control - the 16.6 kb mitochondrial genome encoding just 37 genes with the remaining ~1300 proteins of the mitoproteome encoded by nuclear genes. Mitochondrial dysfunction can arise due to defects in either mtDNA or nuclear mitochondrial genes, and can present in childhood or adulthood in association with vast clinical heterogeneity with symptoms affecting a single organ or tissue, or multisystem involvement...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pathology
Amalia Pérez-Jiménez, Emilia Abellán, Marta Arizcun, Gabriel Cardenete, Amalia E Morales, M Carmen Hidalgo
Common dentex (Dentex dentex) is an appreciated carnivorous fish with high growth rate and life cycle adaptable to existing farming techniques. Since the use of carbohydrates is an economic and sustainable alternative for a protein-sparing effect, the study of how this macronutrient affects the welfare of carnivorous species must be studied. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of different types and levels of carbohydrates on common dentex oxidative status. Nine isonitrogenous (43%) and isoenergetic (22MJkg(-1)) diets were formulated combining three types (pregelatinized starch-PS, dextrin-Dx and maltodextrin-Mx) and three levels (12, 18 and 24%) of carbohydrates...
August 21, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Niyada Naksuk, Suraj Kapa, Samuel J Asirvatham
Papillary muscle is an endocavitary structure that can give rise to ventricular arrhythmias in a structurally normal heart. Its manifestation is generally benign. The papillary muscle's complex anatomy and the presence of intermixed Purkinje fibers can create a substrate for idiopathic ventricular fibrillation. Although differentiating ventricular arrhythmias originating from the papillary muscle and the fascicles is challenging and not always possible, the distinction may be helpful for planning ablation. The propensity for difficulty with ablation of papillary arrhythmias results in a variable success rate...
September 2016: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Z Q Zhang, C Z Zhang, J C Nie, L Lin
OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of expression of calpain mRNA in rabbits exposed to vibration by hind legs. METHODS: 32 New Zealand rabbits were randomly divided into a control group and 3 experimental groups according to 4-hour energy-equivalent frequency-weighted acceleration[ahw (4)]: low (4.33 m/s(2)) , moderate (8.67 m/s(2)) and high (17.34 m/s(2)) intensity group to accepted the vibration by hind legs. 45 ds later, brain and skeletal muscle tissue of rabbits were taken to detect the expression of calpain-1 and calpain-2 mRNA by RT-qPCR technique...
June 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Elda M Rueda, Jerry E Johnson, Anand Giddabasappa, Anand Swaroop, Matthew J Brooks, Irena Sigel, Shawnta Y Chaney, Donald A Fox
PURPOSE: The homeostatic regulation of cellular ATP is achieved by the coordinated activity of ATP utilization, synthesis, and buffering. Glucose is the major substrate for ATP synthesis through glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS), whereas intermediary metabolism through the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle utilizes non-glucose-derived monocarboxylates, amino acids, and alpha ketoacids to support mitochondrial ATP and GTP synthesis. Cellular ATP is buffered by specialized equilibrium-driven high-energy phosphate (~P) transferring kinases...
2016: Molecular Vision
Marc Cole, Steffen Eikenberry, Takahide Kato, Roman A Sandler, Stanley M Yamashiro, Vasilis Z Marmarelis
A nonparametric model of smooth muscle tension response to electrical stimulation was estimated using the Laguerre expansion technique of nonlinear system kernel estimation. The experimental data consisted of force responses of smooth muscle to energy-matched alternating single pulse and burst current stimuli. The burst stimuli led to at least a 10-fold increase in peak force in smooth muscle from Mytilus edulis, despite the constant energy constraint. A linear model did not fit the data. However, a second-order model fit the data accurately, so the higher-order models were not required to fit the data...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Computational Biology: a Journal of Computational Molecular Cell Biology
Yanping Gao, Ziru Dai, Chuang Shi, Gang Zhai, Xia Jin, Jiangyan He, Qiyong Lou, Zhan Yin
Myostatin (MSTN) is a negative regulator of myogenesis in vertebrates. Depletion of mstn resulted in elevated muscle growth in several animal species. However, the report on the complete ablation of mstn in teleost fish has not yet become available. In this study, two independent mstnb-deficient mutant lines in zebrafish were generated with the TALENs technique. In the mstnb-deficient zebrafish, enhanced muscle growth with muscle fiber hyperplasia was achieved. Beginning at the adult stage (80 days postfertilization), the mstnb-deficient zebrafish exhibited increased circumferences and body weights compared with the wild-type sibling control fish...
2016: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Ying-Chun Wang, Na Zhang
Plyometric training (PT) is a technique used to increase strength and explosiveness. It consists of physical exercises in which muscles exert maximum force at short intervals to increase dynamic performances. In such a training, muscles undergo a rapid elongation followed by an immediate shortening (stretch-shortening contraction), utilizing the elastic energy stored during the stretching phase. There is consensus on the fact that when used, PT contributes to improvement in vertical jump performance, acceleration, leg strength, muscular power, increase of joint awareness and overall sport-specific skills...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
D Chatterjee, H Zhuang, B C Bowker, A M Rincon, G Sanchez-Brambila
The objective was to characterize texture properties of raw and cooked broiler fillets (Pectoralis major) with the wooden breast condition (WBC) using the instrumental texture techniques of Meullenet-Owens Razor Shear (MORS) and Texture Profile Analysis (TPA). Deboned (3 h postmortem) broiler fillets were collected from a commercial plant and categorized as normal, moderate, or severe WBC based on the incidence and severity of diffuse hardened areas throughout fillets and the degree of palpable hardness. The fillets were then either stored at 4°C overnight or in a -20°C freezer...
October 1, 2016: Poultry Science
Mette Cathrine Ørngreen
The main purpose of the following studies was to investigate pathophysiological mechanisms in fat and carbohydrate metabolism and effect of nutritional interventions in patients with metabolic myopathies and in patients with severe muscle wasting. Yet there is no cure for patients with skeletal muscle disorders. The group of patients is heterozygous and this thesis is focused on patients with metabolic myopathies and low muscle mass due to severe muscle wasting. Disorders of fatty acid oxidation (FAO) are, along with myophosphorylase deficiency (McArdle disease), the most common inborn errors of metabolism leading to recurrent episodes of rhabdomyolysis in adults...
July 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Indong Jun, Yong-Woo Chung, Jimin Park, Hyung-Seop Han, Jaeho Park, Saeromi Kim, Hyunjung Lee, Sang Hoon Kim, Jun-Hyun Han, Hyunjung Kim, Hyun-Kwang Seok, Yu-Chan Kim, Hojeong Jeon
Implanted material surfaces make direct contact with body tissues to work on its own purpose. Therefore, studies of the surface properties of implantable materials that determine cell fate are very important for successful implantation. Although numerous studies have addressed the relationship between cells and material surfaces, nonmetallic surfaces and metallic surfaces likely produce different cellular responses because of their intrinsic differences in surface energy, roughness, and chemical composition...
September 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Saeed Davoudabadi Farahani, Mikhail Svinin, Michael Skipper Andersen, Mark de Zee, John Rasmussen
This paper deals with the analysis of human arm movement in a crank-rotation task that is an example of environmentally constrained movements. Opening a door, rotating a steering wheel, and pushing a carriage are other typical examples of movements where the physical constraints, imposed on the hand position/orientation, influence the joint angles of the shoulder and the elbow. To predict kinematic and kinetic patterns for human arm movement in crank-rotation tasks, we use an optimization-based technique. The method enables dynamic prediction of closed-chain movements and force exertion using inverse dynamics musculoskeletal simulation...
June 6, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
Facundo Pieniazek, Valeria Messina
In this study the effect of freeze drying on the microstructure, texture, and tenderness of Semitendinous and Gluteus Medius bovine muscles were analyzed applying Scanning Electron Microscopy combined with image analysis. Samples were analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscopy at different magnifications (250, 500, and 1,000×). Texture parameters were analyzed by Texture analyzer and by image analysis. Tenderness by Warner-Bratzler shear force. Significant differences (p < 0.05) were obtained for image and instrumental texture features...
June 6, 2016: Scanning
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