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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806070/high-levels-of-daytime-molecular-chlorine-and-nitryl-chloride-at-a-rural-site-on-the-north-china-plain
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Xiaoxi Liu, Hang Qu, Lewis Gregory Huey, Yuhang Wang, Steven Sjostedt, Limin Zeng, Keding Lu, Yusheng Wu, Min Hu, Min Shao, Tong Zhu, Yuanhang Zhang
Molecular chlorine (Cl2) and nitryl chloride (ClNO2) concentrations were measured using chemical ionization mass spectrometry at a rural site over the North China Plain during June 2014. High levels of daytime Cl2 up to ~450 pptv were observed. The average diurnal Cl2 mixing ratios showed a maximum around noon at ~100 pptv. ClNO2 exhibited a strong diurnal variation with early morning maxima reaching ppbv levels and afternoon minima sustained above 60 pptv. A moderate correlation (R(2)=0.31) between Cl2 and sulfur dioxide was observed, perhaps indicating a role for power plant emissions in the generation of the observed chlorine...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805639/development-and-evolution-of-brain-allometry-in-wasps-vespidae-size-ecology-and-sociality
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REVIEW
Sean O'Donnell, Susan Bulova
We review research on brain development and brain evolution in the wasp family Vespidae. Basic vespid neuroanatomy and some aspects of functional neural circuitry are well-characterized, and genomic tools for exploring brain plasticity are being developed. Although relatively modest in terms of species richness, the Vespidae include species spanning much of the known range of animal social complexity, from solitary nesters to highly eusocial species with some of the largest known colonies and multiple reproductives...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802040/aged-stem-cells-reprogram-their-daily-rhythmic-functions-to-adapt-to-stress
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Guiomar Solanas, Francisca Oliveira Peixoto, Eusebio Perdiguero, Mercè Jardí, Vanessa Ruiz-Bonilla, Debayan Datta, Aikaterini Symeonidi, Andrés Castellanos, Patrick-Simon Welz, Juan Martín Caballero, Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Pura Muñoz-Cánoves, Salvador Aznar Benitah
Normal homeostatic functions of adult stem cells have rhythmic daily oscillations that are believed to become arrhythmic during aging. Unexpectedly, we find that aged mice remain behaviorally circadian and that their epidermal and muscle stem cells retain a robustly rhythmic core circadian machinery. However, the oscillating transcriptome is extensively reprogrammed in aged stem cells, switching from genes involved in homeostasis to those involved in tissue-specific stresses, such as DNA damage or inefficient autophagy...
August 10, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800426/an-exploratory-study-of-competition-scores-and-salivary-cortisol-concentrations-in-warmblood-horses
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R Munk, R B Jensen, R Palme, L Munksgaard, J W Christensen
The main objective of this explorative study was to describe the relationship between competition scores and salivary cortisol concentrations in young horses during dressage and showjumping competitions. The study also investigated whether the diurnal rhythm of salivary cortisol concentrations was affected by competition over consecutive days compared with the home environment. Saliva samples were collected from 126 dressage horses and showjumpers in their home environment and at 3 different events. The relationship between scores given by judges at the competition and cortisol concentrations at the event was assessed...
June 28, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799904/circadian-coordination-of-antimicrobial-responses
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REVIEW
Paola Tognini, Christoph A Thaiss, Eran Elinav, Paolo Sassone-Corsi
Microbial infection poses a threat to organismal homeostasis and therefore must be efficiently counteracted by host defense mechanisms. It has been recently demonstrated that the immune system may anticipate an emerging pathogenic exposure through a heightened inflammatory state. Such anticipatory responses to fluctuating environmental conditions are typically orchestrated by the circadian clock, an intrinsic time-keeping system that adapts tissue physiology to diurnal variations in external influences. Here, we review current knowledge about the interplay between the circadian clock and antimicrobial responses...
August 9, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796527/role-of-leptin-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Ikuyo Imayama, Bharati Prasad
Leptin is a peptide hormone mainly produced in white adipose tissue. It is known to regulate energy homeostasis, inflammation, metabolism, and sympathetic nerve activity. Increasing evidence suggests it has a role in ventilatory function and upper airway obstruction. Leptin levels correlate positively with measurements of adiposity and can potentially provide important insights into the pathophysiology of diseases associated with obesity. Obesity is a strong risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, a disease characterized by periodic upper airway occlusion during sleep...
August 10, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795655/the-use-of-heart-rate-turbulence-and-heart-rate-variability-in-the-assessment-of-autonomic-regulation-and-circadian-rhythm-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-without-apparent-heart-disease
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A R Poliwczak, E Waszczykowska, B Dziankowska-Bartkowiak, M Koziróg, K Dworniak
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus is a progressive autoimmune disease. There are reports suggesting that patients even without overt signs of cardiovascular complications have impaired autonomic function. The aim of this study was to assess autonomic function using heart rate turbulence and heart rate variability parameters indicated in 24-hour ECG Holter monitoring. Methods Twenty-six women with systemic lupus erythematosus and 30 healthy women were included. Twenty-four hour ambulatory ECG-Holter was performed in home conditions...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792676/the-messenger-matters-pollinator-functional-group-influences-mating-system-dynamics
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Jennifer J Weber
The incredible diversity of plant mating systems has fuelled research in evolutionary biology for over a century. Currently, there is broad concern about the impact of rapidly changing pollinator communities on plant populations. Very few studies, however, examine patterns and mechanisms associated with multiple paternity from cross-pollen loads. Often, foraging pollinators collect a mixed pollen load that may result in the deposition of pollen from different sires to receptive stigmas. Coincident deposition of self- and cross-pollen leads to interesting mating system dynamics and has been investigated in numerous species...
August 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792639/circadian-rhythms-vary-over-the-growing-season-and-correlate-with-fitness-components
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Matthew J Rubin, Marcus T Brock, Amanda M Davis, Zachary M German, Mary Knapp, Stephen M Welch, Stacey L Harmer, Julin N Maloof, Seth J Davis, Cynthia Weinig
Circadian clocks have evolved independently in all three domains of life, suggesting that internal mechanisms of time-keeping are adaptive in contemporary populations. However, the performance consequences of either discrete or quantitative clock variation have rarely been tested in field settings. Clock sensitivity of diverse segregating lines to the environment remains uncharacterized as do the statistical genetic parameters that determine evolutionary potential. In field studies with Arabidopsis thaliana, we found that major perturbations to circadian cycle length (referred to as clock period) via mutation reduce both survival and fecundity...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792543/oyster-toadfish-opsanus-tau-boatwhistle-call-detection-and-patterns-within-a-large-scale-oyster-restoration-site
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Shannon W Ricci, DelWayne R Bohnenstiehl, David B Eggleston, M Lisa Kellogg, R Patrick Lyon
During May 2015, passive acoustic recorders were deployed at eight subtidal oyster reefs within Harris Creek Oyster Sanctuary in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland USA. These sites were selected to represent both restored and unrestored habitats having a range of oyster densities. Throughout the survey, the soundscape within Harris Creek was dominated by the boatwhistle calls of the oyster toadfish, Opsanus tau. A novel, multi-kernel spectral correlation approach was developed to automatically detect these boatwhistle calls using their two lowest harmonic bands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791196/simulated-bacterial-infection-disrupts-the-circadian-fluctuation-of-immune-cells-in-wrinkle-lipped-bats-chaerephon-plicatus
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Philipp Weise, Gábor A Czirják, Oliver Lindecke, Sara Bumrungsri, Christian C Voigt
BACKGROUND: Leukocyte concentrations follow a circadian pattern in mammals, with elevated values at times of potential contact with pathogens and parasites. We hypothesized that this pattern is disturbed after an immune challenge. METHODS: In Thailand, we captured wrinkle-lipped bats (Chaerephon plicatus), when they returned to their colony at dawn. We challenged half of the animals (experimental group) with bacterial lipopolysaccharides and treated the others only with the carrier liquid (control group)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791154/co2-induced-ocean-acidification-does-not-affect-individual-or-group-behaviour-in-a-temperate-damselfish
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Garfield Tsz Kwan, Trevor James Hamilton, Martin Tresguerres
Open ocean surface CO2 levels are projected to reach approximately 800 µatm, and ocean pH to decrease by approximately 0.3 units by the year 2100 due to anthropogenic CO2 emissions and the subsequent process of ocean acidification (OA). When exposed to these CO2/pH values, several fish species display abnormal behaviour in laboratory tests, an effect proposed to be linked to altered neuronal GABAA- receptor function. Juvenile blacksmith (Chromis punctipinnis) are social fish that regularly experience CO2/pH fluctuations through kelp forest diurnal primary production and upwelling events, so we hypothesized that they might be resilient to OA...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790827/the-effects-of-memantine-on-behavioral-disturbances-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Taro Kishi, Shinji Matsunaga, Nakao Iwata
BACKGROUND: Memantine is effective in the treatment of behavioral disturbances in patients with Alzheimer's disease. It has not yet been fully determined which behavioral disturbances respond best to memantine. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of memantine vs control (placebo or usual care) for the treatment of individual behavioral disturbances (delusion, hallucination, agitation/aggression, dysphoria, anxiety/phobia, euphoria, apathy, disinhibition, irritability/lability, aberrant motor activity/activity disturbances, nighttime disturbance/diurnal rhythm disturbances, and eating disturbances)...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789932/the-effects-of-anandamide-and-oleamide-on-cognition-depend-on-diurnal-variations
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Pavel E Rueda-Orozco, Corinne J Montes-Rodriguez Cj, Alejandra E Ruiz-Contreras, Monica Mendez-Diaz, Oscar Prospero-Garcia
Cannabinergic receptor 1 (CB1r) is highly expressed in almost the entire brain; hence, its activation affects diverse functions, including cognitive processes such as learning and memory. On the other hand, it has been demonstrated that CB1r expression fluctuates along the light-dark cycle. In this context, the objective of this work was to characterize the cannabinergic influence over cognitive processes and its relationship with the light-dark cycle. To this aim we studied the effects of two endogenous cannabinoids, anandamide (AEA) and oleamide (ODA), on the consolidation of memory and event-related potentials (ERPs) depending on the light-dark cycle...
August 5, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783871/cardiac-safety-of-ozanimod-a-novel-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-modulator-results-of-a-thorough-qt-qtc-study
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Jonathan Q Tran, Jeffrey P Hartung, Allan D Olson, Boaz Mendzelevski, Gregg A Timony, Marcus F Boehm, Robert J Peach, Sheila Gujrathi, Paul A Frohna
Ozanimod is a novel, selective, oral sphingosine-1-phosphate (1 and 5) receptor modulator in development for multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, positive-controlled, parallel-group thorough QT study characterized the effects of ozanimod on cardiac repolarization in healthy subjects. Eligible subjects were randomized to 1 of 2 groups: ozanimod (escalated from 0.25 to 2 mg over 14 days) or placebo (for 14 days). A single dose of moxifloxacin 400 mg or placebo was administered on days 2 and 17...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783730/artificial-light-at-night-as-a-new-threat-to-pollination
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Eva Knop, Leana Zoller, Remo Ryser, Christopher Gerpe, Maurin Hörler, Colin Fontaine
Pollinators are declining worldwide and this has raised concerns for a parallel decline in the essential pollination service they provide to both crops and wild plants. Anthropogenic drivers linked to this decline include habitat changes, intensive agriculture, pesticides, invasive alien species, spread of pathogens and climate change. Recently, the rapid global increase in artificial light at night has been proposed to be a new threat to terrestrial ecosystems; the consequences of this increase for ecosystem function are mostly unknown...
August 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782347/the-diurnal-pattern-of-salivary-il-1%C3%AE-in-healthy-young-adults
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Nur Basirah Ghazali, Michael Steele, David Koh, Adi Idris
Disruption in circadian rhythm affects the production of inflammatory cytokines. Understanding how it behaves in diseased conditions is essential. Despite the role of the interleukin-1β (IL-1β), a potent inflammatory cytokine, in human diseases, little is known about the steady-state circadian rhythm of IL-1β in healthy individuals. This short study investigates the diurnal pattern of salivary IL-1β throughout the day in healthy young adults. Twelve participants provided saliva samples at various times throughout the day...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780133/altered-glua1-gria1-function-and-accumbal-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-clock%C3%AE-19-model-of-bipolar-mania
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Puja K Parekh, Darius Becker-Krail, Poornima Sundaravelu, Shinsuke Ishigaki, Haruo Okado, Gen Sobue, Yanhua Huang, Colleen A McClung
BACKGROUND: Disruptions in circadian rhythms are associated with an increased risk for bipolar disorder. Moreover, studies show that the circadian protein CLOCK (circadian locomotor output cycles kaput) is involved in regulating monoaminergic systems and mood-related behavior. However, the molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying this relationship remain poorly understood. METHODS: Using ex vivo whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology in ClockΔ19 mutant and wild-type mice we characterized alterations in excitatory synaptic transmission, strength, and intrinsic excitability of nucleus accumbens (NAc) neurons...
June 27, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774294/temperature-variability-in-the-day-night-cycle-is-associated-with-further-intracranial-pressure-during-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Adriano Barreto Nogueira, Eva Annen, Oliver Boss, Faraneh Farokhzad, Christopher Sikorski, Emanuela Keller
BACKGROUND: To assess whether circadian patterns of temperature correlate with further values of intracranial pressure (ICP) in severe brain injury treated with hypothermia. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed temperature values in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients treated with hypothermia by endovascular cooling. The circadian patterns of temperature were correlated with the mean ICP across the following day (ICP24). RESULTS: We analyzed data from 17 days of monitoring of three subarachnoid hemorrhage patients that underwent aneurysm coiling, sedation and hypothermia due to refractory intracranial hypertension and/or cerebral vasospasm...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771635/the-impact-of-environmental-factors-on-marine-turtle-stranding-rates
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Jaylene Flint, Mark Flint, Colin J Limpus, Paul C Mills
Globally, tropical and subtropical regions have experienced an increased frequency and intensity in extreme weather events, ranging from severe drought to protracted rain depressions and cyclones, these coincided with an increased number of marine turtles subsequently reported stranded. This study investigated the relationship between environmental variables and marine turtle stranding. The environmental variables examined in this study, in descending order of importance, were freshwater discharge, monthly mean maximum and minimum air temperatures, monthly average daily diurnal air temperature difference and rainfall for the latitudinal hotspots (-27°, -25°, -23°, -19°) along the Queensland coast as well as for major embayments within these blocks...
2017: PloS One
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