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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447380/lncrna-h19-modulates-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-by-targeting-dkk4-in-hindlimb-unloaded-rat
#1
Bing Li, Jun Liu, Jie Zhao, Jian-Xiong Ma, Hao-Bo Jia, Yang Zhang, Guo-Sheng Xing, Xin-Long Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the biological functions of long noncoding RNA-H19 (H19) in the pathogenesis of disuse osteoporosis (DOP). METHODS: Fifty-four male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups: baseline control (BC, 6), age-matched control (AC, 24), and hindlimb unloading (HLU, 24). The rats in the BC group were sacrificed at the beginning of the experiment, while the AC and HLU rats were sacrificed at different times (7, 14, 21 and 28 days after HLU)...
April 26, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424626/a-rat-immobilization-model-based-on-cage-volume-reduction-a-physiological-model-for-bed-rest
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Enrica Marmonti, Sílvia Busquets, Míriam Toledo, Marina Ricci, Marc Beltrà, Victòria Gudiño, Francesc Oliva, José M López-Pedrosa, Manuel Manzano, Ricardo Rueda, Francisco J López-Soriano, Josep M Argilés
Bed rest has been an established treatment in the past prescribed for critically illness or convalescing patients, in order to preserve their body metabolic resource, to prevent serious complications and to support their rapid path to recovery. However, it has been reported that prolonged bed rest can have detrimental consequences that may delay or prevent the recovery from clinical illness. In order to study disuse-induced changes in muscle and bone, as observed during prolonged bed rest in humans, an innovative new model of muscle disuse for rodents is presented...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413464/anti-climacterium-effects-of-pomegranate-concentrated-solutions-in-ovariectomized-ddy-mice
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Su Jin Kang, Beom Rak Choi, Seung Hee Kim, Hae Yeon Yi, Hye Rim Park, Chang Hyun Song, Sae Kwang Ku, Young Joon Lee
In the present study, the complex anti-climacterium potential of standardized pomegranate concentrated solution (PCS) was investigated using bilateral ovariectomy (OVX) female ddY mice. Changes in body weight and gain during experimental periods, food consumption, serum estradiol levels, total body and abdominal fat densities, abdominal fat pads, and uterus weights were observed, along with the histopathology of abdominal fat pads and uterus for anti-obesity and estrogenic effects. In addition, liver weights, serum aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, and histopathological inspections were performed to explore the hepato-protective effects...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407141/sensory-deprivation-triggers-synaptic-and-intrinsic-plasticity-in-the-hippocampus
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Hila Milshtein-Parush, Samuel Frere, Limor Regev, Coren Lahav, Amit Benbenishty, Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, Inbal Goshen, Inna Slutsky
Hippocampus, a temporal lobe structure involved in learning and memory, receives information from all sensory modalities. Despite extensive research on the role of sensory experience in cortical map plasticity, little is known about whether and how sensory experience regulates functioning of the hippocampal circuits. Here, we show that 9 ± 2 days of whisker deprivation during early mouse development depresses activity of CA3 pyramidal neurons by several principal mechanisms: decrease in release probability, increase in the fraction of silent synapses, and reduction in intrinsic excitability...
April 12, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402337/bone-marrow-adipose-tissue-deficiency-increases-disuse-induced-bone-loss-in-male-mice
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Jessica A Keune, Carmen P Wong, Adam J Branscum, Urszula T Iwaniec, Russell T Turner
Bone marrow adipose tissue (MAT) is negatively associated with bone mass. Since osteoblasts and adipocytes are derived from the same precursor cells, adipocyte differentiation may occur at the expense of osteoblast differentiation. We used MAT-deficient Kit(W/W-v) (MAT-) mice to determine if absence of MAT reduced bone loss in hindlimb-unloaded (HU) mice. Male MAT- and wild-type (WT) mice were randomly assigned to a baseline, control or HU group (n = 10 mice/group) within each genotype and HU groups unloaded for 2 weeks...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388378/protein-turnover-and-metabolism-in-the-elderly-intensive-care-unit-patient
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Stuart M Phillips, Roland N Dickerson, Frederick A Moore, Douglas Paddon-Jones, Peter J M Weijs
Many intensive care unit (ICU) patients do not achieve target protein intakes particularly in the early days following admittance. This period of iatrogenic protein undernutrition contributes to a rapid loss of lean, in particular muscle, mass in the ICU. The loss of muscle in older (aged >60 years) patients in the ICU may be particularly rapid due to a perfect storm of increased catabolic factors, including systemic inflammation, disuse, protein malnutrition, and reduced anabolic stimuli. This loss of muscle mass has marked consequences...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387014/weak-by-the-machines-muscle-motor-protein-dysfunction-ndash-a-side-effect-of-intensive-care-unit-treatment
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O Friedrich, S Diermeier, L Larsson
Intensive care interventions involve periods of mechanical ventilation, sedation and complete mechanical silencing of patients. Critical illness myopathy (CIM) is an ICU-acquired myopathy that is associated with limb muscle weakness, muscle atrophy, electrical silencing of muscle and motor-proteinopathy. The hallmark of CIM is a preferential muscle myosin loss due to increased catabolic and reduced anabolic activity. The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway plays an important role, apart from recently identified novel mechanisms affecting nonlysosomal protein degradation or autophagy...
April 7, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373598/raccoon-dog-model-shows-preservation-of-bone-during-prolonged-catabolism-and-reduced-physical-activity
#8
Anne-Mari J Mustonen, Mikko A J Finnilä, Katri S Puukka, Timo J Jämsä, Simo Saarakkala, Juha K Tuukkanen, T Petteri Nieminen
The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is a promising animal model capable of preventing disuse-induced osteoporosis. Previous data suggest that this species resembles bears in the preservation of bone mass and biomechanical properties during prolonged passivity and catabolism. This longitudinal study examined the osteological properties of tibiae in farm-bred raccoon dogs that were either fed or fasted (n=6/group) for a 10-week period. Peripheral quantitative computed tomography was utilized and plasma markers of bone turnover measured before fasting and at 9 weeks followed by mechanical testing (three-point bending), micro-computed tomography and Fourier transform infrared imaging at 10 weeks...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372352/avoidable-burden-of-risk-factors-for-serious-road-traffic-crashes-in-iran-a-modeling-study
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Fatemeh Khosravi Shadmani, Kamyar Mansori, Manoochehr Karami, Farid Zayeri, Reza Khosravi Shadman, Shiva Mansouri Hanis, Hamid Soori
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to model the avoidable burden of the risk factors of road traffic crashes in Iran and to prioritize interventions to reduce that burden. METHODS: The prevalence and the effect size of the risk factors were obtained from data documented by the traffic police of Iran in 2013. The effect size was estimated using an ordinal regression model. The potential impact fraction index was applied to calculate the avoidable burden in order to prioritize interventions...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365811/disuse-osteopenia-induced-by-botulinum-toxin-is-similar-in-skeletally-mature-young-and-aged-female-c57bl-6j-mice
#10
Jens Bay Vegger, Annemarie Brüel, Mikkel Bo Brent, Jesper Skovhus Thomsen
Osteopenia and osteoporosis predominately occur in the fully grown skeleton. However, it is unknown whether disuse osteopenia in skeletally mature, but growing, mice resembles that of fully grown mice. Twenty-four 16-week-old (young) and eighteen 44-week-old (aged) female C57BL/6J mice were investigated. Twelve young and nine aged mice were injected with botulinum toxin in one hind limb; the remaining mice served as controls. The mice were euthanized after 3 weeks of disuse. The femora were scanned by micro-computed tomography (µCT) and bone strength was determined by mechanically testing the femoral mid-diaphysis and neck...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363114/mechanical-mandible-competence-in-rats-with-nutritional-growth-retardation
#11
Christian Esteban Lezón, Patricia Mabel Pintos, Clarisa Bozzini, Alan Agüero Romero, Patricia Casavalle, Silvia María Friedman, Patricia Mónica Boyer
OBJECTIVE: In order to provide a better understanding of the sympathetic nervous system as a negative regulator of bone status, the aim of the study was to establish the biomechanical mandible response to different doses of a β-adrenergic antagonist such as propranolol (P) in a stress-induced food restriction model of growth retardation. METHODS: Rats were assigned to eight groups: Control (C), C+P3.5 (CP3.5), C+P7 (CP7), C+P14 (CP14), NGR, NGR+P3.5 (NGRP3.5), NGR+P7 (NGRP7) and NGR+P14 (NGRP14)...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342371/contrast-enhancement-with-uranyl-acetate-allows-quantitative-analysis-of-the-articular-cartilage-by-microct-application-to-mandibular-condyles-in-the-btx-rat-model-of-disuse
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Jean-Daniel Kün-Darbois, Florence Manero, Louis Rony, Daniel Chappard
Microcomputed tomography (microCT) is well adapted to quantitative analysis of calcified tissues but soft tissues (such as cartilage) are radiolucent and need a contrast enhancement procedure for microCT. We developed a "staining" method allowing microCT imaging of articular cartilage using uranyl acetate (UA). The method was used to see whether adult rats with a botulinum toxin (BTX) injection in masticatory muscles present a change at the condylar cartilage of the mandible in association with a localized trabecular bone loss...
March 21, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340827/end-to-side-versus-end-to-end-uretero-ureteral-anastomosis-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-disused-atrophic-bladder
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V Turunç, A Eroğlu, B Tabandeh
BACKGROUND: Extravesical Lich-Gregoir ureteroneocystostomy (UC) is the most widely used method for urinary reconstruction during kidney transplantation. Sometimes it is difficult to perform UC in cases with disused atrophic bladder. Pyelo-ureteral anastomosis (PUA) and uretero-ureteral anastomosis (UUA) may be preferred to UC for these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 833 kidney transplant recipients operated on by our transplantation team between July 2010 and November 2014...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336537/muscle-specific-and-age-related-changes-in-protein-synthesis-and-protein-degradation-in-response-to-hindlimb-unloading-in-rats
#14
Leslie M Baehr, Daniel W D West, Andrea G Marshall, George R Marcotte, Keith Baar, Sue C Bodine
Disuse is a potent inducer of muscle atrophy, but the molecular mechanisms driving this loss of muscle mass are highly debated. In particular, the extent to which disuse triggers decreases in protein synthesis or increases in protein degradation, and whether these changes are uniform across muscles or influenced by age is unclear. We aimed to determine the impact of disuse on protein synthesis and protein degradation in lower limb muscles of varied function and fiber type in adult and old rats. Alterations in protein synthesis and degradation were measured in the soleus, medial gastrocnemius (MG), and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles of adult and old rats subjected to hindlimb unloading (HU) for 3, 7 or 14 days...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331320/the-complex-of-pamam-oh-dendrimer-with-angiotensin-1-7-prevented-the-disuse-induced-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-in-mice
#15
Valeria Márquez-Miranda, Johanna Abrigo, Juan Carlos Rivera, Ingrid Araya-Durán, Javier Aravena, Felipe Simon, Nicolás Pacheco, Fernando Danilo González-Nilo, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio
Angiotensin (1-7) (Ang-(1-7)) is a bioactive heptapeptide with a short half-life and has beneficial effects in several tissues - among them, skeletal muscle - by preventing muscle atrophy. Dendrimers are promising vehicles for the protection and transport of numerous bioactive molecules. This work explored the use of a neutral, non-cytotoxic hydroxyl-terminated poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM-OH) dendrimer as an Ang-(1-7) carrier. Bioinformatics analysis showed that the Ang-(1-7)-binding capacity of the dendrimer presented a 2:1 molar ratio...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329037/comprehensive-mirna-profiling-of-skeletal-muscle-and-serum-in-induced-and-normal-mouse-muscle-atrophy-during-aging
#16
Hwa Jin Jung, Kwang-Pyo Lee, Brandon Milholland, Yeo Jin Shin, Jae Sook Kang, Ki-Sun Kwon, Yousin Suh
Age-associated loss of muscle mass and function is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly adults. Muscular atrophy can also be induced by disuse associated with long-term bed rest or disease. Although miRNAs regulate muscle growth, regeneration, and aging, their potential role in acute muscle atrophy is poorly understood. Furthermore, alterations in circulating miRNA levels have been shown to occur during aging but their potential as noninvasive biomarkers for muscle atrophy remains largely unexplored...
March 10, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326563/early-structural-and-functional-signature-of-3-day-human-skeletal-muscle-disuse-using-the-dry-immersion-model
#17
Rémi Demangel, Loïc Treffel, Guillaume Py, Thomas Brioche, Allan F Pagano, Marie-Pierre Bareille, Arnaud Beck, Laurence Pessemesse, Robin Candau, Claude Gharib, Angèle Chopard, Catherine Millet
KEY POINTS: Our study contributes to the characterization of muscle loss and weakness processes induced by a sedentary life style, chronic hypoactivity, clinical bed rest, immobilization and microgravity. This study, by bringing together integrated and cellular evaluation of muscle structure and function, identifies the early functional markers and biomarkers of muscle deconditioning. Three days of muscle disuse in healthy adult subjects is sufficient to significantly decrease muscle mass, tone and force, and to induce changes in function relating to a weakness in aerobic metabolism and muscle fibre denervation...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306746/localized-tissue-mineralization-regulated-by-bone-remodelling-a-computational-approach
#18
Marcelo Berli, Carlos Borau, Oscar Decco, George Adams, Richard B Cook, José Manuel García Aznar, Peter Zioupos
Bone is a living tissue whose main mechanical function is to provide stiffness, strength and protection to the body. Both stiffness and strength depend on the mineralization of the organic matrix, which is constantly being remodelled by the coordinated action of the bone multicellular units (BMUs). Due to the dynamics of both remodelling and mineralization, each sample of bone is composed of structural units (osteons in cortical and packets in cancellous bone) created at different times, therefore presenting different levels of mineral content...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293984/hip-prosthesis-in-sitting-posture-for-bilateral-transfemoral-amputee-after-burn-injury-a-case-report
#19
Yukiyo Shimizu, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Takayuki Maezawa, Yuji Idei, Kazuya Takao, Ryoko Takeuchi, Shinzo Onishi, Yasushi Hada, Masashi Yamazaki, Yasuyoshi Wadano
BACKGROUND: To overcome the challenges of rehabilitation of bilateral transfemoral amputees, we developed a novel "hip prosthesis in the sitting posture." Case Description and Methods: A 64-year-old male bilateral transfemoral amputee was transferred for rehabilitation 4 months following a burn injury. His wounds remained unhealed for 20 months; thus, he was unable to participate in standing training with the standard prosthetic sockets. Hip prosthesis in the sitting posture has very little friction between the sockets and residual limbs, which facilitated our patient to begin standing and walking exercises...
December 1, 2016: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274922/membrane-lipid-rafts-disturbance-in-the-response-of-rat-skeletal-muscle-to-short-term-disuse
#20
Alexey M Petrov, Violetta V Kravtsova, Vladimir V Matchkov, Alexander N Vasiliev, Andrey L Zefirov, Alexander V Chibalin, Judith A Heiny, Igor I Krivoi
Marked loss of skeletal muscle mass occurs under various conditions of disuse, but the molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to atrophy are not completely understood. We investigate early molecular events which might play a role in skeletal muscle remodeling during mechanical unloading (disuse). The effects of acute (6 - 12 h) hindlimb suspension on the soleus muscles from adult rats were examined. The integrity of plasma membrane lipid rafts was tested utilizing cholera toxin B subunit, or fluorescent sterols...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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