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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109186/interleukin-1-as-a-mediator-of-fatigue-in-disease-a-narrative-review
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Megan E Roerink, Marieke E van der Schaaf, Charles A Dinarello, Hans Knoop, Jos W M van der Meer
Fatigue is commonly reported in a variety of illnesses, and it has major impact on quality of life. Previously, it was thought that fatigue originates in the skeletal muscles, leading to cessation of activity. However, more recently, it has become clear that the brain is the central regulator of fatigue perception. It has been suggested that pro-inflammatory cytokines, especially interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), play a prominent role in the development of central fatigue, and several studies have been performed to elucidate the connection between inflammation and these central processes...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109166/a-novel-dual-amylin-and-calcitonin-receptor-agonist-dacra-kbp-089-induces-weight-loss-through-a-reduction-in-fat-but-not-lean-mass-while-improving-food-preference
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Sofie Gydesen, Sara Toftegaard Hjuler, Zenia Freving, Kim Vietz Andreassen, Nina Sonne, Lars I Hellgren, Morten Asser Karsdal, Kim Henriksen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Obesity and associated co-morbidities, such as type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are major health challenges - hence, development of weight loss therapies with the ability to reduce the co-morbidities is key. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: The effect of the dual amylin and calcitonin receptor agonist (DACRA), KBP-089, on bodyweight, glucose homeostasis, and fatty acid accumulation in liver and muscle tissue, food preference was investigated...
January 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109151/-tacrolimus-down-regulates-the-mrna-levels-of-il-17-and-il-23-in-the-muscle-tissues-of-mice-with-experimental-autoimmune-myositis
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Xiaojia Tian, Fangyuan He, Hongge Jia, Hongya Zhang
Objective To measure the expression levels of interleukin-17 (IL-17) and IL-23 mRNAs in the muscle tissue of the mice with experimental autoimmune myositis (EAM), and investigate the impact of tacrolimus (TAC) treatment on the mRNA levels of IL-17 and IL-23 and its therapeutic effect in EAM mice. Methods Fifteen female BALB/c mice were divided randomly into three groups, a normal control group, an EAM model group and a TAC-treated group. HE staining was used to observe the pathological changes for evaluating muscle inflammation of EAM mice...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109110/-effects-of-polyethylene-oxide-on-blood-perfusion-in-the-hind-limbs-of-rats-with-chronic-hindlimb-ischemia
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De-Zhong Zheng, Tao Zhou, Dao-Gang Zha
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of polyethylene oxide (PEO) on blood perfusion in hind limb skeletal muscles in a rat model of chronic hind limb ischemia. METHDOS: Twelve rat models of chronic hind limb ischemia established by unilateral femoral artery ligation were randomized into PEO and control groups (n=6) and treated with intravenous infusion of PEO and saline through the internal jugular vein every other day for 2 weeks. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography was performed after the treatments to evaluate the blood flow in the skeletal muscles at different time points and blood flow reserve in the ischemic hind limbs on day 28...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108983/shear-wave-elastography-is-a-reliable-and-repeatable-method-for-measuring-the-elastic-modulus-of-the-rectus-femoris-muscle-and-patellar-tendon
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Serkan Taş, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Seval Yılmaz, Abdullah Ruhi Soylu, Feza Korkusuz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine intraobserver, interobserver, and inter-day reliability levels for stiffness measurements of the patellar tendon and rectus femoris muscle using shear wave elastography (SWE). METHODS: This study was conducted on 12 healthy male individuals. Two examiners measured mean shear wave velocity values of the patellar tendons and rectus femoris muscles of both extremities using a 9L4 (4-9 MHz) transducer and an Acuson S3000 ultrasound system (Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA)...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108956/post-implantation-fate-of-adipogenic-induced-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-type-i-collagen-scaffold-in-a-rat-model
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Balu Venugopal, Francis B Fernandez, V S Harikrishnan, Annie John
Regenerative medicine via its application in soft tissue reconstruction through novel methods in adipose tissue engineering (ATE) has gained remarkable attention and investment despite simultaneous reports on clinical incidence of graft resorption and impaired vascularization. The underlying malaise here once identified may play a critical role in optimizing implant function. Our work attempts to determine the fate of donor cells and the implant in recipient micro environment using adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) on a type I collagen sponge, an established scaffold for ATE...
February 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108890/toxic-and-heavy-metals-as-a-cause-of-crayfish-mass-mortality-from-acidified-headwater-streams
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Jitka Svobodová, Karel Douda, David Fischer, Natalia Lapšanská, Pavel Vlach
Mining activities are responsible for high concentrations of metals in river networks in many parts of the world. Mining activities and the resulting high loads of heavy metals interact with intensive acid rain, and often have great consequences for biodiversity. However, considering the frequently episodic nature of these heavy acid rains, there is little detailed evidence of direct impacts. In 2011 we observed a massive mortality of noble crayfish and stone crayfish in Padrťsko Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in the Brdy Mountain region of the Czech Republic...
January 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108862/effects-of-chromium-methionine-supplementation-with-different-sources-of-zinc-on-growth-performance-carcass-traits-meat-quality-serum-metabolites-endocrine-parameters-and-the-antioxidant-status-in-growing-finishing-pigs
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Xiao Xu, Li Liu, Shen-Fei Long, Xiang-Shu Piao, Terry L Ward, Fei Ji
This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of chromium methionine with/without zinc sulfate or zinc amino acid complex on the growth performance, carcass traits, meat quality, serum parameters, endocrine parameters, and antioxidant status of growing-finishing pigs. A total of 180 (32.0 ± 1.7 kg body weight, BW) crossbred pigs (Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire) were used in a completely randomized design with three dietary treatments and 10 replicates per treatment (five pens of barrows and five pens of gilts with six pigs per replicate)...
January 21, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108669/developmental-differences-in-dynamic-muscle-tendon-behavior-implications-for-movement-efficiency
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C M Waugh, T Korff, A J Blazevich
Children perform cyclic motor tasks less efficiently than adults, however the mechanisms underlying such differences are not fully understood. One mechanism that may contribute these age-related differences is a differential contribution of muscles and tendons to a given muscle tendon unit (MTU) excursion. The aims of this study were to a) compare muscle and tendon excursion between children and adults performing vertical hopping, and b) determine if children and adults choose a hopping frequency that maximizes movement efficiency, based on the utilization of energy-saving mechanisms...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108649/intracellular-oxygen-tension-limits-muscle-contraction-induced-change-in-muscle-oxygen-consumption-under-hypoxic-conditions-during-hb-free-perfusion
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Hisashi Takakura, Minoru Ojino, Thomas Jue, Tatsuya Yamada, Yasuro Furuichi, Takeshi Hashimoto, Satoshi Iwase, Kazumi Masuda
Under acute hypoxic conditions, the muscle oxygen uptake (mV˙O2) during exercise is reduced by the restriction in oxygen-supplied volume to the mitochondria within the peripheral tissue. This suggests the existence of a factor restricting the mV˙O2 under hypoxic conditions at the peripheral tissue level. Therefore, this study set out to test the hypothesis that the restriction in mV˙O2 is regulated by the net decrease in intracellular oxygen tension equilibrated with myoglobin oxygen saturation (∆PmbO2) during muscle contraction under hypoxic conditions...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108645/whole-body-hyperthermia-but-not-skin-hyperthermia-accelerates-brain-and-locomotor-limb-circulatory-strain-and-impairs-exercise-capacity-in-humans
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Steven J Trangmar, Scott T Chiesa, Kameljit K Kalsi, Niels H Secher, José González-Alonso
Cardiovascular strain and hyperthermia are thought to be important factors limiting exercise capacity in heat-stressed humans, however, the contribution of elevations in skin (Tsk) versus whole body temperatures on exercise capacity has not been characterized. To ascertain their relationships with exercise capacity, blood temperature (TB), oxygen uptake (V̇O2), brain perfusion (MCA Vmean), locomotor limb hemodynamics, and hematological parameters were assessed during incremental cycling exercise with elevated skin (mild hyperthermia; HYPmild), combined core and skin temperatures (moderate hyperthermia; HYPmod), and under control conditions...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
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/28108555/immune-dysregulation-may-contribute-to-disease-pathogenesis-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy-mice
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Marc-Olivier Deguise, Yves De Repentigny, Emily McFall, Nicole Auclair, Subash Sad, Rashmi Kothary
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has long been solely considered a neurodegenerative disorder. However, recent work has highlighted defects in many other cell types that could contribute to disease aetiology. Interestingly, the immune system has never been extensively studied in SMA. Defects in lymphoid organs could exacerbate disease progression by neuroinflammation or immunodeficiency. Smn depletion led to severe alterations in the thymus and spleen of two different mouse models of SMA. The spleen from Smn depleted mice was dramatically smaller at a very young age and its histological architecture was marked by mislocalization of immune cells in the Smn(2B/-) model mice...
January 19, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108483/measuring-hip-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-and-other-hip-pathologies-a-systematic-review
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E Mayne, A Memarzadeh, P Raut, A Arora, V Khanduja
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature on measurement of muscle strength in patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and other pathologies and to suggest guidelines to standardise protocols for future research in the field. METHODS: The Cochrane and PubMed libraries were searched for any publications using the terms 'hip', 'muscle', 'strength', and 'measurement' in the 'Title, Abstract, Keywords' field. A further search was performed using the terms 'femoroacetabular' or 'impingement'...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Research
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/28108440/autoimmune-hepatitis-and-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-rare-association
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Saroj Lohani, Salik Nazir, Niranjan Tachamo, Pavani Pagolu
We describe a case of 40-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with symptoms of non-radiating epigastric pain for 4-5 days associated with nausea and vomiting. Her history was significant for asthma with recurrent exacerbations, polyneuropathy and recurrent sinus infections. Liver function tests revealed cholestasis. Antinuclear antibody and antismooth muscle cell antibody were positive. Liver biopsy revealed active chronic hepatitis with cholestasis. A diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis was made. All other causes of cholestatic jaundice were ruled out...
January 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108399/fine-structure-of-the-anterior-median-eyes-of-the-funnel-web-spider-agelena-labyrinthica-araneae-agelenidae
#17
Wolfgang-D Schröer
Only few electron microscopic studies exist on the structure of the main eyes (anterior median eyes, AME) of web spiders. The present paper provides details on the anatomy of the AME in the funnel-web spider Agelena labyrinthica. The retina consists of two separate regions with differently arranged photoreceptor cells. Its central part has sensory cells with rhabdomeres on 2, 3, or 4 sides, whereas those of the ventral retina have only two rhabdomeres on opposite sides. In addition, the rhabdomeres of the ventral retina are arranged in a specific way: Whereas in the most ventral part they form long tangential rows, those towards the center are detached and are arranged radially...
January 17, 2017: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108369/jaburetox-affects-gene-expression-and-enzyme-activities-in-rhodnius-prolixus-a-chagas-disease-vector
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Leonardo L Fruttero, Natalia R Moyetta, Monique Siebra Krug, Valquiria Broll, Matheus V Coste Grahl, Rafael Real-Guerra, Fernanda Stanisçuaski, Celia R Carlini
Jaburetox, a recombinant peptide of ∼11kDa derived from one of the Canavalia ensiformis (Jack Bean) urease isoforms, is toxic and lethal to insects belonging to different orders when administered orally or via injection. Previous findings indicated that Jaburetox acts on insects in a complex fashion, inhibiting diuresis and the transmembrane potential of Malpighian tubules, interfering with muscle contractility and affecting the immune system. In vitro, Jaburetox forms ionic channels and alters permeability of artificial lipid membranes...
January 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108346/medial-rectus-pulley-posterior-fixation-for-esotropia-with-a-high-ac-a-ratio
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Tiana Y Clark, Robert A Clark
Many different surgical approaches have been advocated for the treatment of esotropia with a high ratio of accommodative convergence to accommodation, most involving increasing the magnitude of medial rectus recessions over than the amount recommended for the distance esotropia to either partially or fully correct the larger near esotropia. Maximal medial rectus recessions are relatively successful in correcting the excess near esotropia without overcorrecting the distance esotropia, but the expected loss of excess convergence over time raises the possibility of late overcorrections...
January 17, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108329/exercise-increases-mitochondrial-complex-i-activity-and-drp1-expression-in-the-brains-of-aged-mice
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Aaron M Gusdon, Jason Callio, Giovanna DiStefano, Robert M O'Doherty, Bret H Goodpaster, Paul M Coen, Charleen T Chu
Exercise is known to have numerous beneficial effects. Recent studies indicate that exercise improves mitochondrial energetics not only in skeletal muscle but also in other tissues. While exercise elicits positive effects on memory, neurogenesis, and synaptic plasticity, the effects of exercise on brain mitochondrial energetics remain relatively unknown. Herein, we studied the effects of exercise training in old and young mice on brain mitochondrial energetics, in comparison to known effects on peripheral tissues that utilize fatty acid oxidation...
January 17, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
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