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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155135/exercise-induced-browning-of-adipose-tissues
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Peter Aldiss, James Betts, Craig Sale, Mark Pope, Michael E Symonds
Global rates of obesity continue to rise and are necessarily the consequence of a long-term imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure. This is the result of an expansion of adipose tissue due to both the hypertrophy of existing adipocytes and hyperplasia of adipocyte pre-cursors. Exercise elicits numerous physiological benefits on adipose tissue, which are likely to contribute to the associated cardiometabolic benefits. More recently it has been demonstrated that exercise, through a range of mechanisms, induces a phenotypic switch in adipose tissue from energy storing white adipocytes to thermogenic beige adipocytes...
November 16, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154625/time-based-expectancy-in-temporally-structured-task-switching
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Stefanie Aufschnaiter, Andrea Kiesel, Gesine Dreisbach, Dorit Wenke, Roland Thomaschke
In many situations, people have to switch between different tasks. Previous research has shown that task switching leads to relatively slow responses and high error rates. In many real-life task-switching contexts, tasks are not randomly distributed over time, but the temporal distribution of tasks carries information. Often the delay before a task predicts to some degree which task it will be, like when a longer browser loading time for a website makes the search for an alternative more likely. The present study investigated whether and how humans adapt to such temporal regularities...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154624/task-demands-determine-comparison-strategy-in-whole-probe-change-detection
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Rob Udale, Simon Farrell, Chris Kent
Detecting a change in our visual world requires a process that compares the external environment (test display) with the contents of memory (study display). We addressed the question of whether people strategically adapt the comparison process in response to different decision loads. Study displays of 3 colored items were presented, followed by 'whole-display' probes containing 3 colored shapes. Participants were asked to decide whether any probed items contained a new feature. In Experiments 1-4, irrelevant changes to the probed item's locations or feature bindings influenced memory performance, suggesting that participants employed a comparison process that relied on spatial locations...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154423/the-contractile-adaption-to-preload-depends-on-the-amount-of-afterload
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Hanna Schotola, Samuel T Sossalla, André Renner, Jan Gummert, Bernhard C Danner, Peter Schott, Karl Toischer
AIMS: The Frank-Starling mechanism (rapid response (RR)) and the secondary slow response (SR) are known to contribute to increases contractile performance. The contractility of the heart muscle is influenced by pre-load and after-load. Because of the effect of pre-load vs. after-load on these mechanisms in not completely understood, we studied the effect in isolated muscle strips. METHODS AND RESULTS: Progressive stretch lead to an increase in shortening/force development under isotonic (only pre-load) and isometric conditions (pre- and after-load)...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152251/oxygen-the-forgotten-nutrient
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Paul Trayhurn
O2 is essential for the maintenance and growth of aerobic animals, similar to the essentiality of what are classically considered nutrients. Nevertheless, O2 is not customarily regarded as a nutrient, this reflecting the route by which it enters the body - through the lungs or gills in vertebrates, rather than via the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. A relative deficiency of O2 occurs at high altitudes and during deep-sea diving, to which distinct adaptations occur. Deficiency is also evident in lung diseases such as emphysema...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149059/a-high-performance-portable-transient-electro-magnetic-sensor-for-unexploded-ordnance-detection
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Haofeng Wang, Shudong Chen, Shuang Zhang, Zhiwen Yuan, Haiyang Zhang, Dong Fang, Jun Zhu
Portable transient electromagnetic (TEM) systems can be well adapted to various terrains, including mountainous, woodland, and other complex terrains. They are widely used for the detection of unexploded ordnance (UXO). As the core component of the portable TEM system, the sensor is constructed with a transmitting coil and a receiving coil. Based on the primary field of the transmitting coil and internal noise of the receiving coil, the design and testing of such a sensor is described in detail. Results indicate that the primary field of the transmitting coil depends on the diameter, mass, and power of the coil...
November 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148102/adaptive-integrated-parallel-reception-excitation-and-shimming-ipres-a-with-microelectromechanical-systems-switches
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Dean Darnell, Yixin Ma, Hongyuan Wang, Fraser Robb, Allen W Song, Trong-Kha Truong
PURPOSE: Integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming coil arrays with N shim loops per radio-frequency (RF) coil element (iPRES(N)) allow an RF current and N direct currents (DC) to flow in each coil element, enabling simultaneous reception/excitation and shimming of highly localized B0 inhomogeneities. The purpose of this work was to reduce the cost and complexity of this design by reducing the number of DC power supplies required by a factor N, while maintaining a high RF and shimming performance...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146676/epithelial-immunity-priming-defensive-responses-in-the-intestinal-mucosa
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Cristina Pardo-Camacho, Ana Maria González-Castro, Bruno Kotska Rodiño-Janeiro, Marc Pigrau, Maria Vicario
As the largest interface between the outside and internal milieu, the intestinal epithelium constitutes the first structural component facing potential luminal threats to homeostasis. This single-cell layer is the epicenter of a tightly-regulated communication network between external and internal factors which converge to prime defensive responses aimed at limiting antigen penetration and the maintenance of intestinal barrier function. The defensive role developed by intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) relies largely on the variety of receptors they express at both extracellular (apical and basolateral) and intracellular compartments, and the capacity of IEC to communicate with immune and nervous systems...
November 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141996/the-distinct-transcriptomes-of-slow-and-fast-adult-muscles-are-delineated-by-noncoding-rnas
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Vered Raz, Muhammad Riaz, Zuotian Tatum, Szymon M Kielbasa, Peter A C 't Hoen
Adult muscles have a vast adaptation capacity, enabling function switches in response to altered conditions. During intensive physical activity, disease, or aging, adult skeletal muscles change and adjust their functions. The competence to adjust varies among muscles. Muscle-specific molecular mechanisms in healthy and normal conditions could designate changes in physiologic and pathologic conditions. We generated deep mRNA-sequencing data in adult fast and slow mouse muscles, and applying paired analysis, we identified that the muscle-specific signatures are composed of half of the muscle transcriptome...
November 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135981/pioneer-cells-established-by-the-swi-prion-can-promote-dispersal-and-out-crossing-in-yeast
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Gregory A Newby, Susan Lindquist
To thrive in an ever-changing environment, microbes must widely distribute their progeny to colonize new territory. Simultaneously, they must evolve and adapt to the stresses of unpredictable surroundings. In both of these regards, diversity is key-if an entire population moved together or responded to the environment in the same way, it could easily go extinct. Here, we show that the epigenetic prion switch [SWI+] establishes a specialized subpopulation with a "pioneer" phenotypic program in Saccharomyces cerevisiae...
November 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135273/-neuroscience-of-mental-flexibility
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Zoltán Janka
Mental flexibility enabling shifts from the usual prepotent behaviour to new strategies and solutions is a significant factor in the successful adaptation to the changing environment. Components of mental flexibility comprise attention, salience detection, inhibition, working memory and switch processes which can be measured by neurocognitive tests. Data derived from examinations by the methods of cognitive neuroscience can be compared to the features, observed under resting state and during task performance, of brain structures and functions...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133782/mtor-intersects-antibody-inducing-signals-from-taci-in-marginal-zone-b-cells
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Jordi Sintes, Maurizio Gentile, Shuling Zhang, Yolanda Garcia-Carmona, Giuliana Magri, Linda Cassis, Daniel Segura-Garzón, Alessandra Ciociola, Emilie K Grasset, Sabrina Bascones, Laura Comerma, Marc Pybus, David Lligé, Irene Puga, Cindy Gutzeit, Bing He, Wendy DuBois, Marta Crespo, Julio Pascual, Anna Mensa, Juan Ignacio Aróstegui, Manel Juan, Jordi Yagüe, Sergi Serrano, Josep Lloreta, Eric Meffre, Michael Hahne, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Beverly A Mock, Andrea Cerutti
Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) enhances immunity in addition to orchestrating metabolism. Here we show that mTOR coordinates immunometabolic reconfiguration of marginal zone (MZ) B cells, a pre-activated lymphocyte subset that mounts antibody responses to T-cell-independent antigens through a Toll-like receptor (TLR)-amplified pathway involving transmembrane activator and CAML interactor (TACI). This receptor interacts with mTOR via the TLR adapter MyD88. The resulting mTOR activation instigates MZ B-cell proliferation, immunoglobulin G (IgG) class switching, and plasmablast differentiation through a rapamycin-sensitive pathway that integrates metabolic and antibody-inducing transcription programs, including NF-κB...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128976/neurons-in-the-crow-nidopallium-caudolaterale-encode-varying-durations-of-visual-working-memory-periods
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Konstantin Hartmann, Lena Veit, Andreas Nieder
Adaptive sequential behaviors rely on the bridging and integration of temporally separate information for the realization of prospective goals. Corvids' remarkable behavioral flexibility is thought to depend on the workings of the nidopallium caudolaterale (NCL), a high-level avian associative forebrain area. We trained carrion crows to remember visual items for three alternating delay durations in a delayed match-to-sample task and recorded single-unit activity from the NCL. Sample-selective delay activity, a correlate of visual working memory, was maintained throughout different working memory durations...
November 11, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124062/beating-heart-motion-accurate-prediction-method-based-on-interactive-multiple-model-an-information-fusion-approach
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Fan Liang, Weihong Xie, Yang Yu
Robot-assisted motion compensated beating heart surgery has the advantage over the conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) in terms of reduced trauma to the surrounding structures that leads to shortened recovery time. The severe nonlinear and diverse nature of irregular heart rhythm causes enormous difficulty for the robot to realize the clinic requirements, especially under arrhythmias. In this paper, we propose a fusion prediction framework based on Interactive Multiple Model (IMM) estimator, allowing each model to cover a distinguishing feature of the heart motion in underlying dynamics...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118897/redox-regulation-of-inflammatory-processes-is-enzymatically-controlled
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REVIEW
Inken Lorenzen, Lisa Mullen, Sander Bekeschus, Eva-Maria Hanschmann
Redox regulation depends on the enzymatically controlled production and decay of redox active molecules. NADPH oxidases, superoxide dismutases, nitric oxide synthases, and others produce the redox active molecules superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, nitric oxide, and hydrogen sulfide. These react with target proteins inducing spatiotemporal modifications of cysteine residues within different signaling cascades. Thioredoxin family proteins are key regulators of the redox state of proteins. They regulate the formation and removal of oxidative modifications by specific thiol reduction and oxidation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117780/adjustment-for-treatment-changes-in-epilepsy-trials-a-comparison-of-causal-methods-for-time-to-event-outcomes
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Susanna Dodd, Paula Williamson, Ian R White
Background When trials are subject to departures from randomised treatment, simple statistical methods that aim to estimate treatment efficacy, such as per protocol or as treated analyses, typically introduce selection bias. More appropriate methods to adjust for departure from randomised treatment are rarely employed, primarily due to their complexity and unfamiliarity. We demonstrate the use of causal methodologies for the production of estimands with valid causal interpretation for time-to-event outcomes in the analysis of a complex epilepsy trial, as an example to guide non-specialist analysts undertaking similar analyses...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116413/cardiovascular-risk-factors-after-single-anastomosis-duodeno-ileal-bypass-with-sleeve-gastrectomy-sadi-s-a-new-effective-therapeutic-approach
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REVIEW
Antonio Torres, Miguel A Rubio, Ana M Ramos-Leví, Andrés Sánchez-Pernaute
Obesity and its associated comorbidities entail a significantly increased cardiovascular mortality. Therefore, approaching obesity control must include among its aims the reduction of the associated comorbidities and the higher cardiovascular mortality risk and not only weight loss. Many observational studies indicate that bariatric surgery (BS) is associated with a better long-term survival than standard care. Furthermore, in general, these epidemiological studies included patients who underwent gastric bypass (GB), not biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch (BPD/DS), so the potential additional benefit of this latter technique remains unknown...
November 7, 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109973/adaptability-as-the-key-to-success-for-the-ubiquitous-marine-nitrite-oxidizer-nitrococcus
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Jessika Füssel, Sebastian Lücker, Pelin Yilmaz, Boris Nowka, Maartje A H J van Kessel, Patric Bourceau, Philipp F Hach, Sten Littmann, Jasmine Berg, Eva Spieck, Holger Daims, Marcel M M Kuypers, Phyllis Lam
Nitrite-oxidizing bacteria (NOB) have conventionally been regarded as a highly specialized functional group responsible for the production of nitrate in the environment. However, recent culture-based studies suggest that they have the capacity to lead alternative lifestyles, but direct environmental evidence for the contribution of marine nitrite oxidizers to other processes has been lacking to date. We report on the alternative biogeochemical functions, worldwide distribution, and sometimes high abundance of the marine NOB Nitrococcus...
November 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108883/an-elisa-method-to-estimate-the-mono-adp-ribosyltransferase-activities-e-g-in-pertussis-toxin-and-vaccines
#19
Catpagavalli Asokanathan, Sharon Tierney, Christina R Ball, George Buckle, Ami Day, Simon Tanley, Adrian Bristow, Kevin Markey, Dorothy Xing, Chun-Ting Yuen
ADP-ribosyltransferase activities have been observed in many prokaryotic and eukaryotic species and viruses and are involved in many cellular processes, including cell signalling, DNA repair, gene regulation and apoptosis. In a number of bacterial toxins, mono ADP-ribosyltransferase is the main cause of host cell cytotoxicity. Several approaches have been used to analyse this biological system from measuring its enzyme products to its functions. By using a mono ADP-ribose binding protein we have now developed an ELISA method to estimate native pertussis toxin mono ADP-ribosyltransferase activity and its residual activities in pertussis vaccines as an example...
November 8, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107988/basic-emotions-and-adaptation-a-computational-and-evolutionary-model
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Daniela Pacella, Michela Ponticorvo, Onofrio Gigliotta, Orazio Miglino
The core principles of the evolutionary theories of emotions declare that affective states represent crucial drives for action selection in the environment and regulated the behavior and adaptation of natural agents in ancestrally recurrent situations. While many different studies used autonomous artificial agents to simulate emotional responses and the way these patterns can affect decision-making, few are the approaches that tried to analyze the evolutionary emergence of affective behaviors directly from the specific adaptive problems posed by the ancestral environment...
2017: PloS One
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