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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211543/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-physiology-of-low-nanomolar-concentrations-of-zn-2-in-artificial-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Haruna Tamano, Ryusuke Nishio, Yukina Shakushi, Miku Sasaki, Yuta Koike, Misa Osawa, Atsushi Takeda
Artificial cerebrospinal fluid (ACSF), i.e., brain extracellular medium, which includes Ca(2+) and Mg(2+), but not other divalent cations such as Zn(2+), has been used for in vitro and in vivo experiments. The present study deals with the physiological significance of extracellular Zn(2+) in ACSF. Spontaneous presynaptic activity is suppressed in the stratum lucidum of brain slices from young rats bathed in ACSF containing 10 nM ZnCl2, indicating that extracellular Zn(2+) modifies hippocampal presynaptic activity...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209636/a-randomized-crossover-trial-of-dietary-sodium-restriction-in-stage-3-4-ckd
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Rajiv Saran, Robin L Padilla, Brenda W Gillespie, Michael Heung, Scott L Hummel, Vimal Kumar Derebail, Bertram Pitt, Nathan W Levin, Fansan Zhu, Samer R Abbas, Li Liu, Peter Kotanko, Philip Klemmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are often volume expanded and hypertensive. Few controlled studies have assessed the effects of a sodium-restricted diet (SRD) in CKD. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a randomized crossover trial to evaluate the effect of SRD (target <2 g sodium per day) versus usual diet on hydration status (by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy) and blood pressure (BP) between May of 2009 and May of 2013...
February 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209335/impact-of-fluid-status-and-inflammation-and-their-interaction-on-survival-a-study-in-an-international-hemodialysis-patient-cohort
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Marijke J E Dekker, Daniele Marcelli, Bernard J Canaud, Paola Carioni, Yuedong Wang, Aileen Grassmann, Constantijn J A M Konings, Peter Kotanko, Karel M Leunissen, Nathan W Levin, Frank M van der Sande, Xiaoling Ye, Vaibhav Maheshwari, Len A Usvyat, Jeroen P Kooman
In hemodialysis patients extracellular fluid overload is a predictor of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, and a relation with inflammation has been reported in previous studies. The magnitude and nature of this interaction and the effects of moderate fluid overload and extracellular fluid depletion on survival are still unclear. We present the results of an international cohort study in 8883 hemodialysis patients from the European MONDO initiative database where, during a three-month baseline period, fluid status was assessed using bioimpedance and inflammation by C-reactive protein...
February 13, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208088/mechanisms-of-cd-and-cr-removal-and-tolerance-by-macrofungus-pleurotus-ostreatus-hau-2
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Xuanzhen Li, Youjing Wang, Yanshuo Pan, Hao Yu, Xiaolin Zhang, Yanping Shen, Shuai Jiao, Kun Wu, Guixiao La, Yuan Yuan, Shimin Zhang
Fungi bioaccumulation is a novel and highly promising approach to remediate polluted soil. The present study revealed a high ability to tolerate Cd and Cr in the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus HAU-2. However, high concentrations of Cd and Cr can suppress fungal growth and result in a variation of hypha micromorphology. Batch experiments were performed to investigate Cd and Cr stress effects on the amount of active oxygen in fungi, activity of antioxidant enzyme, as well as the removal efficiency of Cd and Cr. The results revealed that Cd and Cr caused increasing active oxygen and malonaldehyde (MDA) concentrations...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205623/preventive-effects-of-carnosine-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-lung-injury
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Ken-Ichiro Tanaka, Toshifumi Sugizaki, Yuki Kanda, Fumiya Tamura, Tomomi Niino, Masahiro Kawahara
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a potentially devastating form of acute lung injury, which involves neutrophilic inflammation and pulmonary cell death. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important roles in ARDS development. New compounds for inhibiting the onset and progression of ARDS are required. Carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine) is a small di-peptide with numerous activities, including antioxidant effects, metal chelation, proton buffering capacity and the inhibition of protein carbonylation and glycoxidation...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205335/a-sweet-taste-receptor-dependent-mechanism-of-glucosensing-in-hypothalamic-tanycytes
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Heather Benford, Matei Bolborea, Eric Pollatzek, Kristina Lossow, Irm Hermans-Borgmeyer, Beihui Liu, Wolfgang Meyerhof, Sergey Kasparov, Nicholas Dale
Hypothalamic tanycytes are glial-like glucosensitive cells that contact the cerebrospinal fluid of the third ventricle, and send processes into the hypothalamic nuclei that control food intake and body weight. The mechanism of tanycyte glucosensing remains undetermined. While tanycytes express the components associated with the glucosensing of the pancreatic β cell, they respond to nonmetabolisable glucose analogues via an ATP receptor-dependent mechanism. Here, we show that tanycytes in rodents respond to non-nutritive sweeteners known to be ligands of the sweet taste (Tas1r2/Tas1r3) receptor...
February 16, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202437/oscillation-patterns-are-enhanced-and-firing-threshold-is-lowered-in-medullary-respiratory-neuron-discharges-by-threshold-doses-of-a-%C3%AE-opioid-receptor-agonist
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Peter M Lalley, Steve W Mifflin
μ-Opioid receptors are distributed widely in the brainstem respiratory network, and opioids with selectivity for μ-type receptors slow in-vivo respiratory rhythm in lowest effective doses. Several studies have reported μ-opioid receptor effects on the three-phase rhythm of respiratory neurons, but there are until now no reports of opioid effects on oscillatory activity within respiratory discharges. In this study, effects of the μ-opioid receptor agonist fentanyl on spike train discharge properties of several different types of rhythm-modulating medullary respiratory neuron discharges were analyzed...
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199326/a-mathematical-model-of-calcium-dynamics-in-hsy-cells
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Jung Min Han, Akihiko Tanimura, Vivien Kirk, James Sneyd
Saliva is an essential part of activities such as speaking, masticating and swallowing. Enzymes in salivary fluid protect teeth and gums from infectious diseases, and also initiate the digestion process. Intracellular calcium (Ca2+) plays a critical role in saliva secretion and regulation. Experimental measurements of Ca2+ and inositol trisphosphate (IP3) concentrations in HSY cells, a human salivary duct cell line, show that when the cells are stimulated with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) or carbachol (CCh), they exhibit coupled oscillations with Ca2+ spike peaks preceding IP3 spike peaks...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197395/characterization-of-the-tumor-microenvironment-and-tumor-stroma-interaction-by-non-invasive-preclinical-imaging
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REVIEW
Nirilanto Ramamonjisoa, Ellen Ackerstaff
Tumors are often characterized by hypoxia, vascular abnormalities, low extracellular pH, increased interstitial fluid pressure, altered choline-phospholipid metabolism, and aerobic glycolysis (Warburg effect). The impact of these tumor characteristics has been investigated extensively in the context of tumor development, progression, and treatment response, resulting in a number of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. More recent evidence suggests that cancer cells undergo metabolic reprograming, beyond aerobic glycolysis, in the course of tumor development and progression...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196142/moderate-injury-in-motor-sensory-cortex-causes-behavioral-deficits-accompanied-by-electrophysiological-changes-in-mice-adulthood
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Wei Ouyang, Qichao Yan, Yu Zhang, Zhiheng Fan
Moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children often happen when there's a sudden blow to the frontal bone, end with long unconscious which can last for hours and progressive cognitive deficits. However, with regard to the influences of moderate TBI during children adulthood, injury-induced alterations of locomotive ability, long-term memory performance, and hippocampal electrophysiological firing changes have not yet been fully identified. In this study, lateral fluid percussion (LFP) method was used to fabricate moderate TBI in motor and somatosensory cortex of the 6-weeks-old mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196026/caffeine-inhibits-fluid-secretion-by-interlobular-ducts-from-guinea-pig-pancreas
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Yuka Mochimaru, Akiko Yamamoto, Miyuki Nakakuki, Makoto Yamaguchi, Ituka Taniguchi, Hiroshi Ishiguro
OBJECTIVES: Caffeine is contained in coffee, tea, and a lot of beverages and foods. We examined the direct effects of caffeine on the physiological function of pancreatic duct cells by using interlobular duct segments isolated from guinea pig pancreas. METHODS: The rate of fluid secretion was continuously measured by monitoring the luminal volume of isolated duct segments. Changes in intracellular Ca concentration ([Ca]i) were estimated by microfluorometry in ducts loaded with fura-2...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193594/lactobacilli-enhance-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-apoptosis-inducing-signaling
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Hannah Krüger, Georg Bauer
H2O2-producing lactobacilli in the vaginal fluid have been suggested to play a potential tumor-preventive role in addition to the control of undesirable microorganisms. As the vaginal fluid also contains a significant concentration of peroxidase that might utilize lactobacilli-derived H2O2 as substrate for HOCl synthesis, a dominant biological role of HOCl in both natural defence systems has been postulated. Our study shows that lactobacillus-derived H2O2 per se is not likely to be beneficial for the vaginal epithelium, as it causes apoptosis nonselectively in nontransformed as well as transformed cells...
January 24, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192370/a-c3-h20-recycling-pathway-is-a-component-of-the-intracellular-complement-system
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Michelle Elvington, M Kathryn Liszewski, Paula Bertram, Hrishikesh S Kulkarni, John P Atkinson
An intracellular complement system (ICS) has recently been described in immune and nonimmune human cells. This system can be activated in a convertase-independent manner from intracellular stores of the complement component C3. The source of these stores has not been rigorously investigated. In the present study, Western blotting identified a band corresponding to C3 in freshly isolated human peripheral blood cells that was absent in corresponding cell lines. One difference between native cells and cell lines was the time absent from a fluid-phase complement source; therefore, we hypothesized that loading C3 from plasma was a route of establishing intracellular C3 stores...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192085/influence-of-peptide-transporter-2-pept2-on-the-distribution-of-cefadroxil-in-mouse-brain-a-microdialysis-study
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Xiaomei Chen, Richard F Keep, Yan Liang, Hao-Jie Zhu, Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, Yongjun Hu, David E Smith
Peptide transporter 2 (PEPT2) is a high-affinity low-capacity transporter belonging to the proton-coupled oligopeptide transporter family. Although many aspects of PEPT2 structure-function are known, including its localization in choroid plexus and neurons, its regional activity in brain, especially extracellular fluid (ECF), is uncertain. In this study, the pharmacokinetics and regional brain distribution of cefadroxil, a ß-lactam antibiotic and PEPT2 substrate, were investigated in wildtype and Pept2 null mice using in vivo intracerebral microdialysis...
February 10, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190443/neurologic-manifestations-of-major-electrolyte-abnormalities
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M Diringer
The brain operates in an extraordinarily intricate environment which demands precise regulation of electrolytes. Tight control over their concentrations and gradients across cellular compartments is essential and when these relationships are disturbed neurologic manifestations may develop. Perturbations of sodium are the electrolyte disturbances that most often lead to neurologic manifestations. Alterations in extracellular fluid sodium concentrations produce water shifts that lead to brain swelling or shrinkage...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188594/extracellular-micrornas-in-follicular-fluid-and-their-potential-association-with-oocyte-fertilization-and-embryo-quality-an-exploratory-study
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Ronit Machtinger, Rodosthenis S Rodosthenous, Michal Adir, Abdallah Mansour, Catherine Racowsky, Andrea A Baccarelli, Russ Hauser
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the profile of extracellular microRNAs (exmiRNAs) in follicular fluid (FF) and explore their association with fertilization potential and embryo quality. METHODS: We collected FF from single follicles containing mature oocytes from 40 women undergoing IVF and we screened for the expression of 754 exmiRNAs in FF using the TaqMan OpenArray® qPCR platform. To determine the association of exmiRNAs and IVF outcomes, we compared their expression levels in FF samples that differ by fertilization status (normally, abnormally, and failed to fertilize) and embryo quality (top vs...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181236/ca-2-tunneling-through-the-er-lumen-as-a-mechanism-for-delivering-ca-2-entering-via-store-operated-ca-2-channels-to-specific-target-sites
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Ole H Petersen, Raphael Courjaret, Khaled Machaca
Ca(2+) signalling is perhaps the most universal and versatile mechanism regulating a wide range of cellular processes. Because of the many different calcium-binding proteins distributed throughout cells, signalling precision requires localized rises in the cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration. In electrically non-excitable cells, for example epithelial cells, this is achieved by primary release of Ca(2+) from the endoplasmic reticulum via Ca(2+) release channels placed close to the physiological target. Because any rise in the cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration activates Ca(2+) extrusion, and in order for cells not to run out of Ca(2+) , there is a need for compensatory Ca(2+) uptake from the extracellular fluid...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181039/irf3-inhibits-neutrophil-recruitment-in-mice-infected-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#18
Zhenghao Piao, Haiying Yuan, Cuili Wang, Liyun Shi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia. Interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) is a transcription factor that plays an important role in the immune response to viral infection via the IRF3/IFN-β signaling pathway. Controversial data exist regarding the role of IRF3 in immune cell recruitment during bacterial infections. IRF3 has been shown to promote neutrophil recruitment and bacterial clearance in mice infected with P. aeruginosa by inducing the production of specific chemokines and cytokines...
February 8, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179430/polydom-is-an-extracellular-matrix-protein-involved-in-lymphatic-vessel-remodeling
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Nanami Morooka, Sugiko Futaki, Ryoko Sato-Nishiuchi, Masafumi Nishino, Yuta Totani, Chisei Shimono, Itsuko Nakano, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Naoki Mochizuki, Kiyotoshi Sekiguchi
: Rationale: Lymphatic vasculature constitutes a second vascular system, essential for immune surveillance and tissue fluid homeostasis. Maturation of the hierarchical vascular structure, with a highly-branched network of capillaries and ducts, is crucial for its function. Environmental cues mediate the remodeling process, but the mechanism that underlies this process is largely unknown. Objective: Polydom (also called Svep1) is an extracellular matrix protein identified as a high-affinity ligand for integrin α9β1...
February 8, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179257/interplay-between-renal-endothelin-and-purinergic-signaling-systems
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Eman Y Gohar, Malgorzata Kasztan, David M Pollock
Alterations in extracellular fluid volume regulation and sodium balance may result in the development and maintenance of salt-dependent hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Numerous pathways contribute to the regulation of sodium excretion and blood pressure, including endothelin and purinergic signaling. Increasing evidence suggests a link between purinergic receptor activation and endothelin production within the renal collecting duct as a means of promoting natriuresis. A better understanding of the relationship between these two systems, especially in regard to sodium homeostasis, will fill a significant knowledge gap and may provide novel antihypertensive treatment options...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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