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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096431/activation-of-respiratory-muscles-does-not-occur-during-cold-submergence-in-bullfrogs-lithobates-catesbeianus
#1
Joseph M Santin, Lynn K Hartzler
Semiaquatic frogs may not breathe air for several months because they overwinter in ice-covered ponds. In contrast to many vertebrates that experience decreased motor performance after inactivity, respiratory motor function in bullfrogs, Lithobates catesbeianus, remains functional following cold-submergence. Unlike mammalian hibernators with unloaded limb muscles and inactive locomotor systems, respiratory mechanics of frogs counterintuitively allow for ventilatory maneuvers when submerged. Thus we hypothesized that bullfrogs generate respiratory motor patterns during cold-submergence to avoid disuse and preserve motor performance...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096335/myofibril-breakdown-during-atrophy-is-a-delayed-response-requiring-the-transcription-factor-pax4-and-desmin-depolymerization
#2
Alexandra Volodin, Idit Kosti, Alfred Lewis Goldberg, Shenhav Cohen
A hallmark of muscle atrophy is the excessive degradation of myofibrillar proteins primarily by the ubiquitin proteasome system. In mice, during the rapid muscle atrophy induced by fasting, the desmin cytoskeleton and the attached Z-band-bound thin filaments are degraded after ubiquitination by the ubiquitin ligase tripartite motif-containing protein 32 (Trim32). To study the order of events leading to myofibril destruction, we investigated the slower atrophy induced by denervation (disuse). We show that myofibril breakdown is a two-phase process involving the initial disassembly of desmin filaments by Trim32, which leads to the later myofibril breakdown by enzymes, whose expression is increased by the paired box 4 (PAX4) transcription factor...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076365/gene-expression-profiling-in-slow-type-calf-soleus-muscle-of-30-days-space-flown-mice
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Guido Gambara, Michele Salanova, Stefano Ciciliot, Sandra Furlan, Martina Gutsmann, Gudrun Schiffl, Ute Ungethuem, Pompeo Volpe, Hanns-Christian Gunga, Dieter Blottner
Microgravity exposure as well as chronic disuse are two main causes of skeletal muscle atrophy in animals and humans. The antigravity calf soleus is a reference postural muscle to investigate the mechanism of disuse-induced maladaptation and plasticity of human and rodent (rats or mice) skeletal musculature. Here, we report microgravity-induced global gene expression changes in space-flown mouse skeletal muscle and the identification of yet unknown disuse susceptible transcripts found in soleus (a mainly slow phenotype) but not in extensor digitorum longus (a mainly fast phenotype dorsiflexor as functional counterpart to soleus)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056188/tetramethylpyrazine-ameliorated-disuse-induced-gastrocnemius-muscle-atrophy-in-hindlimb-unloading-rats-through-suppression-of-ca-2-ros-mediated-apoptosis
#4
Nai-Fei Hu, Hui Chang, Bei Du, Quan-Wang Zhang, Yasir Arfat, Kai Dang, Yun-Fang Gao
The purpose of this study was to examine the possible mechanism underlying the protective effect of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) against disuse-induced muscle atrophy. Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to receive 14 days of hindlimb unloading (HLU, a model of disuse atrophy) or cage controls. The rats were given TMP (60 mg/kg body mass) or vehicle (water) by gavage. Compared with vehicle treatment, TMP significantly attenuated the loss of gastrocnemius muscle mass (-33.56%, P < 0.01), the decrease of cross-sectional area of slow fiber (-10...
October 3, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054322/creatine-loading-does-not-preserve-muscle-mass-or-strength-during-leg-immobilization-in-healthy-young-males-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Evelien M P Backx, Roland Hangelbroek, Tim Snijders, Marie-Louise Verscheijden, Lex B Verdijk, Lisette C P G M de Groot, Luc J C van Loon
BACKGROUND: A short period of leg immobilization leads to rapid loss of muscle mass and strength. Creatine supplementation has been shown to increase lean body mass in active individuals and can be used to augment gains in muscle mass and strength during prolonged resistance-type exercise training. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to investigate whether creatine loading can attenuate the loss of muscle mass and strength during short-term leg immobilization. METHODS: Healthy young men (n = 30; aged 23 ± 1 years; body mass index [BMI] 23...
January 5, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039408/nrf2-deficiency-does-not-affect-denervation-induced-alterations-in-mitochondrial-fission-and-fusion-proteins-in-skeletal-muscle
#6
Yu Kitaoka, Kohei Takeda, Yuki Tamura, Shin Fujimaki, Tohru Takemasa, Hideo Hatta
Oxidative stress-induced mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with age-related and disuse-induced skeletal muscle atrophy. However, the role of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) during muscle fiber atrophy remains to be elucidated. In this study, we examined whether deficiency of Nrf2, a master regulator of antioxidant transcription, promotes denervation-induced mitochondrial fragmentation and muscle atrophy. We found that the expression of Nrf2 and its target antioxidant genes was upregulated at 2 weeks after denervation in wild-type (WT) mice...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035730/chronic-kidney-disease-in-neurogenic-bladder
#7
Bong Mo Sung, Dong-Jin Oh, Moon Hee Choi, Hye Min Choi
AIM: It was believed that neurogenic bladder (NB) might be a risk factor of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, data are limited regarding the real incidence or risk of CKD in NB. In addition, serum creatinine (sCr), a classical marker of renal function, is not reliable in NB patients because they present muscle wasting due to disuse or denervation. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of CKD in NB patients using serum Cystatin-C. Secondly, we aimed to identify the risk factors for CKD development in NB...
December 30, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035339/emerging-roles-for-histone-deacetylases-in-age-related-muscle-atrophy
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REVIEW
Michael E Walsh, Holly Van Remmen
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle atrophy during aging, a process known as sarcopenia, is associated with muscle weakness, frailty, and the loss of independence in older adults. The mechanisms contributing to sarcopenia are not totally understood, but muscle fiber loss due to apoptosis, reduced stimulation of anabolic pathways, activation of catabolic pathways, denervation, and altered metabolism have been observed in muscle from old rodents and humans. OBJECTIVE: Recently, histone deacetylases (HDACs) have been implicated in muscle atrophy and dysfunction due to denervation, muscular dystrophy, and disuse, and HDACs play key roles in regulating metabolism in skeletal muscle...
October 27, 2016: Nutr Healthy Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034635/patient-specific-bone-mineral-density-distribution-in-the-tibia-of-individuals-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-derived-from-multi-slice-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-pqct-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sylvie Coupaud, Magnus K Gislason, Mariel Purcell, Keisuke Sasagawa, K Elizabeth Tanner
BACKGROUND: The high risk of fracture associated with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) is attributed to extensive disuse-related bone loss in previously weight-bearing long bones. Changes in bone mineral density (BMD) after SCI have been documented extensively for the epiphyses of the tibia and femur, fracture-prone sites in this patient group. Less attention has been given to patterns of cortical bone loss in the diaphyses, but variability in BMD distributions throughout the long bones may contribute to some patients' increased susceptibility to shaft fractures in chronic SCI...
December 26, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017950/-effects-of-exercise-on-joints
#10
Hideki Moriyama
Joints are composed of several different tissues(cartilage, capsule, meniscus, and ligament), and articular cartilage plays an important role in maintaining mechanical competence during exercise. Weight-bearing exercise has several benefit, including improved blood and synovial fluid circulation in a given joint. Consistent moderate activities facilitate cycles of anabolism and catabolism. Mechanical stresses are crucial for the maintenance of the morphologic and functional integrity of articular cartilage...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017945/-pathological-state-or-cause-of-sarcopenia
#11
Yasumoto Matsui
Skeletal muscle atrophy by aging(Sarcopenia)is more likely to occur in lower limbs rather than upper ones, and in the thigh rather than in the lower leg, and in the anterior side of thigh rather than posterior, faster in men than in women. It differs from disuse muscle atrophy in that it occurs slowly and gradually, hard to be recovered, or fast twitch fibers are mainly involved. Many factors or phenomena are known to contribute to proceed sarcopenia. In the aged skeletal muscle tissue, the number of satellite cells or motor neurons decrease and the function of the neuro-muscular junction declines...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000445/delphinidin-prevents-muscle-atrophy-and-upregulates-mir-23a-expression
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Motoki Murata, Haruna Nonaka, Satomi Komatsu, Megumi Goto, Mai Morozumi, Shuhei Yamada, I-Chian Lin, Shuya Yamashita, Hirofumi Tachibana
Delphinidin, one of the major anthocyanidins, shows protective effects against a variety of pathologies, including cancer, inflammation, and muscle atrophy. The purpose of this study was to determine the preventive mechanism of delphinidin on disuse muscle atrophy. In vitro and in vivo models were used to validate the effects of delphinidin on the expression of MuRF1, miR-23a, and NFATc3. Delphinidin suppressed the upregulation of MuRF1 (1.77 ± 0.05 vs 1.03 ± 0.17, P < 0.05) expression and inhibited the downregulation of miR-23a (0...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989543/role-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-disuse-osteoporosis
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Jie Li, Shuang Yang, Xinle Li, Daquan Liu, Zhaonan Wang, Jialu Guo, Nian Tan, Zhe Gao, Xiaoyu Zhao, Jiuguo Zhang, Fanglin Gou, Hiroki Yokota, Ping Zhang
Osteoporosis is a major skeletal disease with low bone mineral density, which leads to an increased risk of bone fracture. Salubrinal is a synthetic chemical that inhibits dephosphorylation of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha (eIF2α) in response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. To understand possible linkage of osteoporosis to ER stress, we employed an unloading mouse model and examined the effects of salubrinal in the pathogenesis of disuse osteoporosis. The results presented several lines of evidence that osteoclastogenesis in the development of osteoporosis was associated with ER stress, and salubrinal suppressed unloading-induced bone loss...
December 16, 2016: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981526/molecular-mechanisms-in-bone-mechanotransduction
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REVIEW
Marta Maycas, Pedro Esbrit, Arancha R Gortázar
Bone is one of the most adaptable tissues in the body as it is continuously subjected to load bearing. In fact, mechanical loading is an important regulator of bone mass. The skeleton adjusts to load by changing its mass, shape and microarchitecture, depending on the magnitude of the strain. Mechanical stimulation is necessary for the development of the skeleton, whereas in adults physiological levels of strain help maintain bone mass by reducing bone resorption. On the other hand, an excessive level of strain or bone disuse induces bone loss...
December 16, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973388/alterations-in-gene-expression-precede-sarcopenia-and-osteopenia-in-botulinum-toxin-immobilized-mice
#15
J B Vegger, A Brüel, A F Dahlgaard, J S Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate alteration of bone and muscle gene expression at different time points during 3 weeks of botulinum toxin (BTX) induced immobilization and how this correlate with conventional analysis of bone and muscle. METHODS: Thirty-five 16-week-old female C57BL/6-mice were investigated; 15 were injected with BTX, 15 served as age-matched controls, and 5 as baseline. 5 BTX-injected and 5 control mice were euthanized after 1, 2, and 3 weeks. Analysis included RT-qPCR, dynamic bone histomorphometry, DEXA, µCT, mechanical testing, and muscle cell cross-sectional-area (CSA)...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966783/the-role-of-exercise-and-tfam-in-preventing-skeletal-muscle-atrophy
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REVIEW
Nicholas T Theilen, George H Kunkel, Suresh C Tyagi
Skeletal muscle atrophy is the consequence of protein degradation exceeding protein synthesis. This arises for a multitude of reasons including the unloading of muscle during microgravity, post-surgery bedrest, immobilization of a limb after injury, and overall disuse of the musculature. The development of therapies prior to skeletal muscle atrophy settings to diminish protein degradation is scarce. Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with skeletal muscle atrophy and contributes to the induction of protein degradation and cell apoptosis through increased levels of ROS observed with the loss of organelle function...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960178/use-and-disuse-of-observational-research-the-case-of-remote-monitoring-in-heart-failure
#17
Luigi Tavazzi, Jeffrey S Borer, Guido Tavazzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2016: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933337/biodegradation-of-the-herbicide-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-by-a-new-isolated-strain-of-achromobacter-sp-lz35
#18
Zhen-Yuan Xia, Long Zhang, Yan Zhao, Xin Yan, Shun-Peng Li, Tao Gu, Jian-Dong Jiang
In this study, a bacterial strain of Achromobacter sp. LZ35, which was capable of utilizing 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxy acetic acid (MCPA) as the sole sources of carbon and energy for growth, was isolated from the soil in a disused pesticide factory in Suzhou, China. The optimal 2,4-D degradation by strain LZ35 occurred at 30 °C and pH 8.0 when the initial 2,4-D concentration was 200 mg L(-1). Strain LZ35 harbored the conserved 2,4-D/alpha-ketoglutarate dioxygenase (96%) and 2,4-dichlorophenol hydroxylase (99%), and catabolized 2,4-D via the intermediate 2,4-dichlorophenol...
February 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898654/effect-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-satellite-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-immobilization-induced-muscle-atrophy-in-rats
#19
Tie-Shan Li, Hao Shi, Lin Wang, Chuanzhu Yan
BACKGROUND Muscle atrophy due to disuse occurs along with adverse physiological and functional changes, but bone marrow stromal cells (MSCs) may be able to act as muscle satellite cells to restore myofibers. Thus, we investigated whether MSCs could enhance the proliferation of satellite cells and suppress myonuclear apoptosis during immobilization. MATERIAL AND METHODS We isolated, purified, amplified, and identified MSCs. Rats (n=48) were randomized into 3 groups: WB group (n=16), IM-PBS group (n=16), and IM-MSC (n=16)...
November 29, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894277/human-limb-skeletal-muscle-wasting-and-architectural-remodeling-during-five-to-ten-days-intubation-and-ventilation-in-critical-care-an-observational-study-using-ultrasound
#20
Peter Turton, Richard Hay, Jonathon Taylor, Jamie McPhee, Ingeborg Welters
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients frequently suffer muscle weakness whilst in critical care. Ultrasound can reliably track loss of muscle size, but also quantifies the arrangement of the muscle fascicles, known as the muscle architecture. We sought to measure both pennation angle and fascicle length, as well as tracking changes in muscle thickness in a population of critically ill patients. METHODS: On days 1, 5 and 10 after admission to critical care, muscle thickness was measured in ventilated critically ill patients using bedside ultrasound...
November 29, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
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