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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225164/effects-of-focal-brain-cooling-on-extracellular-concentrations-of-neurotransmitters-in-patients-with-epilepsy
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Sadahiro Nomura, Takao Inoue, Hirochika Imoto, Eiichi Suehiro, Yuichi Maruta, Yuya Hirayama, Michiyasu Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: Brain hypothermia controls epileptic discharge and reduces extracellular concentrations of glutamate (Glu), an excitatory neurotransmitter. We aimed to determine the effects of focal brain cooling (FBC) on levels of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter. The relationship between Glu or GABA concentrations and the severity of epileptic symptoms was also analyzed. METHODS: Patients with intractable epilepsy underwent FBC at lesionectomized (n = 11) or hippocampectomized (n = 8) regions at 15°C for 30 min using custom-made cooling devices...
February 22, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220030/novel-paradigms-of-salt-and-hypertension
#2
Wenguang Feng, Louis J Dell'Italia, Paul W Sanders
Salt resistance/sensitivity refers specifically to the effect of dietary sodium chloride (salt) intake on BP. Increased dietary salt intake promotes an early and uniform expansion of extracellular fluid volume and increased cardiac output. To compensate for these hemodynamic changes and maintain constant BP in salt resistance, renal and peripheral vascular resistance falls and is associated with an increase in production of nitric oxide. In contrast, the decline in peripheral vascular resistance and the increase in nitric oxide are impaired or absent in salt sensitivity, promoting an increase in BP in these individuals...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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
#3
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/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/28192085/influence-of-peptide-transporter-2-pept2-on-the-distribution-of-cefadroxil-in-mouse-brain-a-microdialysis-study
#5
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
#6
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/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/28179257/interplay-between-renal-endothelin-and-purinergic-signaling-systems
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165648/the-impact-of-sasp-and-its-potential-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-senescence-associated-diseases
#9
Sugiko Watanabe, Shimpei Kawamoto, Naoko Ohtani, Eiji Hara
'Cellular senescence' is a state in which cells undergo irreversible cell cycle arrest in response to a variety of cellular stresses. Once cells senesce, they are strongly resistant to any mitogens, including oncogenic stimuli. Therefore, cellular senescence has been assumed to be a potent anticancer mechanism. Although irreversible cell-cycle arrest is traditionally considered the major characteristic of senescent cells, recent studies have revealed some additional functions. Most noteworthy is the increased secretion of various secretory proteins, such as inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, and matrix metalloproteinases, into the surrounding extracellular fluid...
February 6, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157598/influence-of-high-deformation-rate-brain-region-transverse-compression-and-specimen-size-on-rat-brain-shear-stress-morphology-and-magnitude
#10
Henry W Haslach, Jenna M Gipple, Lauren N Leahy
An external mechanical insult to the brain, such as a blast, may create internal stress and deformation waves, which have shear and longitudinal components that can induce combined shear and compression of the brain tissue. To isolate the consequences of such interactions for the shear stress and to investigate the role of the extracellular fluid in the mechanical response, translational shear stretch at 10/s, 60/s, and 100/s translational shear rates under either 0% or 33% fixed transverse compression is applied without preconditioning to rat brain specimens...
January 26, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154191/specific-palmitoyltransferases-associate-with-and-activate-the-epithelial-sodium-channel
#11
Anindit Mukherjee, Zhijian Wang, Carol L Kinlough, Paul A Poland, Allison L Marciszyn, Nicolas Montalbetti, Marcelo D Carattino, Michael B Butterworth, Thomas R Kleyman, Rebecca P Hughey
The epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) has an important role in regulating extracellular fluid volume and blood pressure, as well as airway surface liquid volume and mucociliary clearance. ENaC is a trimer of three homologous subunits (α, β and γ). We previously reported that cytoplasmic residues on the β (βCys43 and βCys557) and γ (γCys33 and γCys41) subunits are palmitoylated. Mutation of Cys that blocked ENaC palmitoylation also reduced channel open probability. Furthermore, γ subunit palmitoylation had a dominant role over β subunit palmitoylation in regulating ENaC...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152535/the-blood-retinal-barrier-in-the-management-of-retinal-disease-euretina-award-lecture
#12
José Cunha-Vaz
Retinal diseases are the main causes of blindness in the Western world. Diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration continue to increase in prevalence and as main causes of vision loss. Intravitreal anti-VEGF and steroid injections have raised new expectations for their successful treatment. These agents act by stabilizing the blood-retinal barrier (BRB). Our group defined the BRB by identifying for the first time the tight junctions that unite retinal endothelial cells and are the basis for the inner BRB, an observation later confirmed in retinal pigment epithelial cells and in brain vessels...
2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130352/clinical-features-and-practice-patterns-of-treatment-for-adrenal-crisis-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study-in-japan
#13
Yosuke Ono, Sachiko Ono, Hideo Yasunaga, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Yuji Tanaka
CONTEXT: Adrenal crisis is an endocrine emergency that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. However, the clinical features and practice patterns of treatment for adrenal crisis are not completely understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate patient characteristics, comorbidities and treatments of adrenal crisis. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of patients who received intravenous glucocorticoids for adrenal crisis at admission from 1 July 2007 to 31 March 2014, using a national inpatient database in Japan...
March 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126906/optimizing-the-restoration-and-maintenance-of-fluid-balance-after-exercise-induced-dehydration
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Gethin Hywel Evans, Lewis John James, Susan Margaret Shirreffs, Ronald J Maughan
Hypohydration, or a body water deficit, is a common occurrence in athletes and recreational exercisers following the completion of an exercise session. For those who will undertake a further exercise session that day, it is important to replace water losses to avoid beginning the next exercise session hypohydrated and the potential detrimental effects on performance that this may lead to. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the research related to factors that may affect post-exercise rehydration...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114138/plasma-gelsolin-and-its-association-with-mortality-and-hospitalization-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#15
Cesar Flores Gama, Laura M Rosales, Georges Ouellet, Yanna Dou, Stephan Thijssen, Len Usvyat, Hanjie Zhang, Viktoriya Kuntsevich, Nathan W Levin, Peter Kotanko
BACKGROUND: Human plasma gelsolin (pGSN) is an actin-binding protein that is secreted into the extracellular fluid, with the skeletal muscle and myocardial tissues being its major source. Depletion of pGSN has been shown to be related to a variety of inflammatory and clinical conditions. METHODS: pGSN levels were prospectively determined in prevalent maintenance hemodialysis (HD) patients from 3 U.S. dialysis centers. Demographics (age, time since dialysis initiation, race, gender, body height and weight, comorbidities), inflammatory markers (C reactive protein, CRP; interleukin 6, IL-6), free triiodothyronine (fT3), and routine laboratory parameters were obtained...
January 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104429/using-lysine-adducts-of-human-serum-albumin-to-investigate-the-disposition-of-exogenous-formaldehyde-in-human-blood
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
Luca G Regazzoni, Hasmik Grigoryan, Zhiying Ji, Xi Chen, Sarah I Daniels, Deyin Huang, Sylvia Sanchez, Naijun Tang, Fenna C M Sillé, Anthony T Iavarone, Evan R Williams, Luoping Zhang, Stephen M Rappaport
Formaldehyde is a human carcinogen that readily binds to nucleophiles, including proteins and DNA. To investigate whether exogenous formaldehyde produces adducts in extracellular fluids, we characterized modifications to human serum albumin (HSA) following incubation of whole blood, plasma, and saliva with formaldehyde at concentrations of 1, 10 and 100μM. The only HSA locus that showed the presence of formaldehyde modifications was Lys199. A N(6)-Lys adduct with added mass of 12Da, representing a putative intramolecular crosslink, was detected in biological fluids that had been incubated with formaldehyde but not in control fluids...
February 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104361/igfbp-a-novel-target-of-lung-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Qiongge Hu, Yong Zhou, Kejing Ying, Wenjing Ruan
The insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) is a central component of lung cancer signal transduction pathways. A phase III study failed for carboplatin, paclitaxel, with or without figitumumab in first-line treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). There is an urgent need for a better understanding of signaling in IGF system. Insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins (IGFBPs) function as modulators for IGF signaling through sequestration of IGFs in serum and the extracellular fluid. IGFBPs can also act as transporters or modulators for IGF action and insulin action...
January 17, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099511/extracellular-fluid-intracellular-fluid-volume-ratio-as-a-novel-risk-indicator-for-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
#18
Eun-Jung Kim, Myung-Jin Choi, Jeoung-Hwan Lee, Ji-Eun Oh, Jang-Won Seo, Young-Ki Lee, Jong-Woo Yoon, Hyung-Jik Kim, Jung-Woo Noh, Ja-Ryong Koo
BACKGROUND: In hemodialysis patients, fluid overload and malnutrition are accompanied by extracellular fluid (ECF) expansion and intracellular fluid (ICF) depletion, respectively. We investigated the relationship between ECF/ICF ratio (as an integrated marker reflecting both fluid overload and malnutrition) and survival and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the context of malnutrition-inflammation-arteriosclerosis (MIA) complex. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients from a single hemodialysis unit were prospectively enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074342/the-presence-of-modified-nucleosides-in-extracellular-fluids-leads-to-the-specific-incorporation-of-5-chlorocytidine-into-rna-and-modulates-the-transcription-and-translation
#19
Caroline Noyon, Thierry Roumeguère, Cédric Delporte, Damien Dufour, Melissa Cortese, Jean-Marc Desmet, Christophe Lelubre, Alexandre Rousseau, Philippe Poelvoorde, Jean Nève, Luc Vanhamme, Karim Zouaoui Boudjeltia, Pierre Van Antwerpen
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is able to promote several kinds of damage and is involved in mechanisms leading to various diseases such as atherosclerosis or cancers. An example of these damages is the chlorination of nucleic acids, which is considered as a specific marker of the MPO activity. Since 5-chlorocytidine has been recently shown in healthy donor plasmas, this study aimed at discovering if these circulating modified nucleosides could be incorporated into RNA and DNA and if their presence impacts the ability of enzymes involved in the incorporation, transcription, and translation processes...
January 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064162/acute-genetic-ablation-of-pendrin-lowers-blood-pressure-in-mice
#20
Francesco Trepiccione, Christelle Soukaseum, Veronique Baudrie, Yusuke Kumai, Jacques Teulon, Bruno Villoutreix, Nicolas Cornière, Philine Wangemann, Andrew J Griffith, Yoon Byung Choi, Juliette Hadchouel, Regine Chambrey, Dominique Eladari
BACKGROUND: Pendrin, the chloride/bicarbonate exchanger of β-intercalated cells of the renal connecting tubule and the collecting duct, plays a key role in NaCl reabsorption by the distal nephron. Therefore, pendrin may be important for the control of extracellular fluid volume and blood pressure. METHODS: Here, we have used a genetic mouse model in which the expression of pendrin can be switched-on in vivo by the administration of doxycycline. Pendrin can also be rapidly removed when doxycycline administration is discontinued...
January 7, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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