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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230282/ablation-of-cyclophilin-d-results-in-an-activation-of-fak-akt-and-erk-pathways-in-the-mouse-heart
#1
Jelena Klawitter, Tamas Seres, Alexander Pennington, Jonathan-Thomas Beatty, Jost Klawitter, Uwe Christians
Cyclophilin D (CypD) is a mitochondrial chaperone that regulates the mitochondrial permeability transition pore. Metabolically, deletion of Ppif (the gene encoding CypD) in mice is associated with elevated levels of mitochondrial matrix Ca(2+) that leads to increased glucose as relative to fatty acid oxidation. Here, we characterized the adaptive mechanisms involved in the regulation of glucose metabolism including the regulation of Akt and ERK kinases that we evaluated by Western blot analysis of Ppif-/-in comparison to wild type (WT) mouse hearts...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226880/low-power-metabolic-equivalents-estimation-algorithm-using-adaptive-acceleration-sampling
#2
Mio Tsukahara, Motofumi Nakanishi, Shintaro Izumi, Yozaburo Nakai, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Mio Tsukahara, Motofumi Nakanishi, Shintaro Izumi, Yozaburo Nakai, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Shintaro Izumi, Yozaburo Nakai, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Masahiko Yoshimoto, Mio Tsukahara, Motofumi Nakanishi
This paper describes a proposed low-power metabolic equivalent estimation algorithm that can calculate the value of metabolic equivalents (METs) from triaxial acceleration at an adaptively changeable sampling rate. This algorithm uses four rates of 32, 16, 8 and 4 Hz. The mode of switching them is decided from synthetic acceleration. Applying this proposed algorithm to acceleration measured for 1 day, we achieved the low root mean squared error (RMSE) of calculated METs, with current consumption that was 41...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226442/adaptive-attention-driven-speech-enhancement-for-eeg-informed-hearing-prostheses
#3
Neetha Das, Simon Van Eyndhoven, Tom Francart, Alexander Bertrand, Neetha Das, Simon Van Eyndhoven, Tom Francart, Alexander Bertrand, Tom Francart, Neetha Das, Simon Van Eyndhoven, Alexander Bertrand
State-of-the-art hearing prostheses are equipped with acoustic noise reduction algorithms to improve speech intelligibility. Currently, one of the major challenges is to perform acoustic noise reduction in so-called cocktail party scenarios with multiple speakers, in particular because it is difficult-if not impossible-for the algorithm to determine which are the target speaker(s) that should be enhanced, and which speaker(s) should be treated as interfering sources. Recently, it has been shown that electroencephalography (EEG) can be used to perform auditory attention detection, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224277/energy-metabolism-during-endurance-flight-and-the-post-flight-recovery-phase
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REVIEW
Susanne Jenni-Eiermann
Migrating birds are known to fly non-stop for thousands of kilometres without food or water intake and at a high metabolic rate thereby relying on energy stores which were built up preceding a flight bout. Hence, from a physiological point of view the metabolism of a migrant has to switch between an active fasting phase during flight and a fuelling phase during stopover. To meet the energetic and water requirements of endurance flight, migratory birds have to store an optimal fuel composition and they have to be able to quickly mobilize and deliver sufficient energy to the working flight muscles...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223931/a-computational-model-for-spatial-navigation-based-on-reference-frames-in-the-hippocampus-retrosplenial-cortex-and-posterior-parietal-cortex
#5
Timo Oess, Jeffrey L Krichmar, Florian Röhrbein
Behavioral studies for humans, monkeys, and rats have shown that, while traversing an environment, these mammals tend to use different frames of reference and frequently switch between them. These frames represent allocentric, egocentric, or route-centric views of the environment. However, combinations of either of them are often deployed. Neurophysiological studies on rats have indicated that the hippocampus, the retrosplenial cortex, and the posterior parietal cortex contribute to the formation of these frames and mediate the transformation between those...
2017: Frontiers in Neurorobotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222245/translation-rewiring-at-the-heart-of-phenotype-switching-in-melanoma
#6
Eleonora Leucci, Pierre Close, Jean-Christophe Marine
During tumor progression cancer cells are constantly challenged by intrinsic oncogene-induced and extrinsic micro-environmental stress signals such as hypoxia, nutrient deprivation, oxidative and genotoxic stress. Under these suboptimal growth conditions cancer cells activate an Integrative Stress Response (ISR), which results in a transient decrease in energy consumption followed by a cellular adaptation phase and possibly recovery, if the environmental conditions become more favorable. Translation is a very high energy-consuming process; it is therefore not surprising that to minimize energy consumption cancer cells turn down global protein synthesis rates while reprograming translation towards specific transcripts required for survival and adaptation...
February 21, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220138/de-novo-transcriptome-assembly-of-phomopsis-liquidambari-provides-insights-into-genes-associated-with-different-lifestyles-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
#7
Jun Zhou, Xin Li, Yan Chen, Chuan-Chao Dai
The mechanisms that trigger the switch from endophytic fungi to saprophytic fungi are largely unexplored. Broad host range Phomopsis liquidambari is established in endophytic and saprophytic systems with rice (Oryza sativa L.). Endophytic P. liquidambari promotes rice growth, increasing rice yield and improving the efficiency of nitrogen fertilizer. This species's saprophytic counterpart can decompose rice litterfall, promoting litter organic matter cycling and the release of nutrients and improving the soil microbial environment...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220022/using-metaphors-to-explain-molecular-testing-to-cancer-patients
#8
Ana P M Pinheiro, Rachel H Pocock, Margie D Dixon, Walid L Shaib, Suresh S Ramalingam, Rebecca D Pentz
BACKGROUND: Molecular testing to identify targetable molecular alterations is routine practice for several types of cancer. Explaining the underlying molecular concepts can be difficult, and metaphors historically have been used in medicine to provide a common language between physicians and patients. Although previous studies have highlighted the use and effectiveness of metaphors to help explain germline genetic concepts to the general public, this study is the first to describe the use of metaphors to explain molecular testing to cancer patients in the clinical setting...
February 20, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217005/chromatin-based-epigenetic-regulation-of-plant-abiotic-stress-response
#9
Garima Pandey, Namisha Sharma, Pranav Pankaj Sahu, Manoj Prasad
Plants are continuously exposed to various abiotic and biotic factors limiting their growth and reproduction. In response, they need various sophisticated ways to adapt to adverse environmental conditions without compromising their proper development, reproductive success and eventually survival. This requires an intricate network to regulate gene expression at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels, including epigenetic switches. Changes in chromatin modifications such as DNA and histone methylation have been observed in plants upon exposure to several abiotic stresses...
December 2016: Current Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216385/the-role-of-mitochondria-in-cardiac-development-and-protection
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REVIEW
Jaakko L Pohjoismäki, Steffi Goffart
Mitochondria are essential for the development as well as maintenance of the myocardium, the most energy consuming tissue in the human body. Mitochondria are not only a source of ATP energy but also generators of reactive oxygen species (ROS), that cause oxidative damage, but also regulate physiological processes such as the switch from hyperplastic to hypertrophic growth after birth. As excess ROS production and oxidative damage are associated with cardiac pathology, it is not surprising that much of the research focused on the deleterious aspects of free radicals...
February 16, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212291/tracking-the-turn-maneuvering-target-using-the-multi-target-bayes-filter-with-an-adaptive-estimation-of-turn-rate
#11
Zong-Xiang Liu, De-Hui Wu, Wei-Xin Xie, Liang-Qun Li
Tracking the target that maneuvers at a variable turn rate is a challenging problem. The traditional solution for this problem is the use of the switching multiple models technique, which includes several dynamic models with different turn rates for matching the motion mode of the target at each point in time. However, the actual motion mode of a target at any time may be different from all of the dynamic models, because these models are usually limited. To address this problem, we establish a formula for estimating the turn rate of a maneuvering target...
February 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199170/antibody-repertoire-development-in-swine
#12
J E Butler, Nancy Wertz, Marek Sinkora
We describe the domestication of the species, explore its value to agriculture and bioscience, and compare its immunoglobulin (Ig) genes to those of other vertebrates. For encyclopedic information, we cite earlier reviews and chapters. We provide current gene maps for the heavy and light chain loci and describe their polygeny and polymorphy. B-cell and antibody repertoire development is a major focus, and we present findings that challenge several mouse-centric paradigms. We focus special attention on the role of ileal Peyer's patches, the largest secondary lymphoid tissues in newborn piglets and a feature of all artiodactyls...
February 8, 2017: Annual Review of Animal Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197921/sumoylation-in-craniofacial-disorders
#13
Erwin Pauws, Philip Stanier
Craniofacial development requires a complex series of coordinated and finely tuned events to take place, during a relatively short time frame. These events are set in motion by switching on and off transcriptional cascades that involve the use of numerous signalling pathways and a multitude of factors that act at the site of gene transcription. It is now well known that amidst the subtlety of this process lies the intricate world of protein modification, and the posttranslational addition of the small ubiquitin -like modifier, SUMO, is an example that has been implicated in this process...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195005/current-evidence-for-ampk-activation-involvement-on-resveratrol-induced-neuroprotection-in-cerebral-ischemia
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Narayana Pineda-Ramírez, Germán Fernando Gutiérrez Aguilar, Mónica Espinoza-Rojo, Penélope Aguilera
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral ischemia is a neurological condition in which energetics and oxidative stress are dysregulated. Resveratrol is a stilbene with potent pharmacological effects associated with its antioxidant properties. In the brain, resveratrol produces protective responses against ischemia, decreases infarct volume and improves neurological function. Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a cellular sensor that acts as a switch to initiate adaptive changes in response to fluctuations in energy metabolism...
February 14, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192092/peripheral-oculomotor-training-in-individuals-with-healthy-visual-systems-effects-of-training-and-training-transfer
#15
Dylan Rose, Peter Bex
Individuals with pathological or simulated central visual field loss can be trained to use a preferred retinal locus (PRL) as a substitute for their non-functioning fovea. The functional benefits of a stable PRL are well documented, but little is known about oculomotor adaptations during PRL acquisition or transfer of training to another location in response to real or simulated disease progression. In this study, eight normally-sighted observers were trained to use a pseudo-PRL (pPRL) at one of two locations by guiding an eccentrically placed, gaze-contingent ring over a fixation target...
February 9, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190401/rapid-transcriptional-plasticity-of-duplicated-gene-clusters-enables-a-clonally-reproducing-aphid-to-colonise-diverse-plant-species
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Thomas C Mathers, Yazhou Chen, Gemy Kaithakottil, Fabrice Legeai, Sam T Mugford, Patrice Baa-Puyoulet, Anthony Bretaudeau, Bernardo Clavijo, Stefano Colella, Olivier Collin, Tamas Dalmay, Thomas Derrien, Honglin Feng, Toni Gabaldón, Anna Jordan, Irene Julca, Graeme J Kettles, Krissana Kowitwanich, Dominique Lavenier, Paolo Lenzi, Sara Lopez-Gomollon, Damian Loska, Daniel Mapleson, Florian Maumus, Simon Moxon, Daniel R G Price, Akiko Sugio, Manuella van Munster, Marilyne Uzest, Darren Waite, Georg Jander, Denis Tagu, Alex C C Wilson, Cock van Oosterhout, David Swarbreck, Saskia A Hogenhout
BACKGROUND: The prevailing paradigm of host-parasite evolution is that arms races lead to increasing specialisation via genetic adaptation. Insect herbivores are no exception and the majority have evolved to colonise a small number of closely related host species. Remarkably, the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae, colonises plant species across 40 families and single M. persicae clonal lineages can colonise distantly related plants. This remarkable ability makes M. persicae a highly destructive pest of many important crop species...
February 13, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186911/differentiation-free-multiswitching-neuroadaptive-control-of-strict-feedback-systems
#17
Jeng-Tze Huang, Thanh-Phong Pham
Issues of differentiation-free multiswitching neuroadaptive tracking control of strict-feedback systems are presented. It mainly consists of a set of nominal adaptive neural network compensators plus an auxiliary switched linear controller that ensures the semiglobally/globally ultimately uniformly bounded stability when the unknown nonlinearities are locally/globally linearly bounded, respectively. In particular, the so-called explosion of complexity is annihilated in two steps. First, a set of first-order low-pass filters are constructed for solving such a problem in the nominal neural compensators...
February 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181253/adipocytes-properties-and-crosstalk-with-immune-system-in-obesity-related-inflammation
#18
REVIEW
Giulia Maurizi, Lucio Della Guardia, Angela Maurizi, Antonella Poloni
Obesity is a condition likely associated with several dysmetabolic conditions or worsening of cardiovascular and other chronic disturbances. A key role in this mechanism seem to be played by the onset of low-grade systemic inflammation, highlighting the importance of the interplay between adipocytes and immune system cells. Adipocytes express a complex and highly adaptive biological profile being capable to selectively activate different metabolic pathways in order to respond to environmental stimuli. It has been demonstrated how adipocytes, under appropriate stimulation, can easily differentiate and de-differentiate thereby converting themselves into different phenotypes according to metabolic necessities...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178232/synthetic-vulnerabilities-of-mesenchymal-subpopulations-in-pancreatic-cancer
#19
Giannicola Genovese, Alessandro Carugo, James Tepper, Frederick Scott Robinson, Liren Li, Maria Svelto, Luigi Nezi, Denise Corti, Rosalba Minelli, Piergiorgio Pettazzoni, Tony Gutschner, Chia-Chin Wu, Sahil Seth, Kadir Caner Akdemir, Elisabetta Leo, Samirkumar Amin, Marco Dal Molin, Haoqiang Ying, Lawrence N Kwong, Simona Colla, Koichi Takahashi, Papia Ghosh, Virginia Giuliani, Florian Muller, Prasenjit Dey, Shan Jiang, Jill Garvey, Chang-Gong Liu, Jianhua Zhang, Timothy P Heffernan, Carlo Toniatti, Jason B Fleming, Michael G Goggins, Laura D Wood, Alessandro Sgambato, Abbas Agaimy, Anirban Maitra, Charles W M Roberts, Huamin Wang, Andrea Viale, Ronald A DePinho, Giulio F Draetta, Lynda Chin
Malignant neoplasms evolve in response to changes in oncogenic signalling. Cancer cell plasticity in response to evolutionary pressures is fundamental to tumour progression and the development of therapeutic resistance. Here we determine the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer cell plasticity in a conditional oncogenic Kras mouse model of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), a malignancy that displays considerable phenotypic diversity and morphological heterogeneity. In this model, stochastic extinction of oncogenic Kras signalling and emergence of Kras-independent escaper populations (cells that acquire oncogenic properties) are associated with de-differentiation and aggressive biological behaviour...
February 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177160/learning-new-sequential-stepping-patterns-requires-striatal-plasticity-during-the-earliest-phase-of-acquisition
#20
Toru Nakamura, Masatoshi Nagata, Takeshi Yagi, Ann M Graybiel, Tetsuo Yamamori, Takashi Kitsukawa
Animals including humans execute motor behavior to reach their goals. For this purpose, they must choose correct strategies according to environmental conditions and shape many parameters of their movements, including their serial order and timing. To investigate the neurobiology underlying such skills, we used a multi-sensor equipped, motor-driven running wheel with adjustable sequences of foothold pegs on which mice ran to obtain water reward. When the peg patterns changed from a familiar pattern to a new pattern, the mice had to learn and implement new locomotor strategies in order to receive reward...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
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