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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817506/maximum-distance-and-high-speed-distance-demands-by-position-in-ncaa-division-i-collegiate-football-games
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Gabriel J Sanders, Brad Roll, Corey A Peacock
The purpose of the study was to quantify the average and maximum distances traveled by NCAA division I football athletes during competitive games. Utilizing global positioning system (GPS) devices (Catapult Sports), total and low, moderate and high speed distances were quantified by each position. Understanding maximal workloads can enhance conditioning practice periodization protocols. A total of 40 football athletes were included in the analysis. For the data to be included, athletes were required to participate in ≥ 75% of the offensive or defensive snaps for any given game...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817122/single-cell-mechanogenetics-using-monovalent-magnetoplasmonic-nanoparticles
#2
Ji-Wook Kim, Daeha Seo, Jung-Uk Lee, Kaden M Southard, Yongjun Lim, Daehyun Kim, Zev J Gartner, Young-Wook Jun, Jinwoo Cheon
Spatiotemporal interrogation of signal transduction at the single-cell level is necessary to answer a host of important biological questions. This protocol describes a nanotechnology-based single-cell and single-molecule perturbation tool, termed mechanogenetics, that enables precise spatial and mechanical control over genetically encoded cell-surface receptors in live cells. The key components of this tool are a magnetoplasmonic nanoparticle (MPN) actuator that delivers defined spatial and mechanical cues to receptors through target-specific one-to-one engagement and a micromagnetic tweezers (μMT) that remotely controls the magnitude of force exerted on a single MPN...
September 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814437/adaptive-responses-of-rat-descending-vasa-recta-to-ischemia
#3
Zhong Zhang, Kristie Payne, Thomas L Pallone
We tested whether rat descending vasa recta (DVR) undergo regulatory adaptions after the kidney is exposed to ischemia. Left kidneys (LK) were subjected to 30 minute renal artery cross clamp. After 48 hours, the post-ischemic LK and contralateral right kidney (RK) were harvested for study. When compared to DVR isolated from either sham operated LK or the contralateral RK, post-ischemic LK DVR markedly increased their NO generation. The selective inducible NOS (iNOS) inhibitor, 1400W, blocked the NO response...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812668/evolutionary-transitions-towards-eusociality-in-snapping-shrimps
#4
Solomon Tin Chi Chak, J Emmett Duffy, Kristin M Hultgren, Dustin R Rubenstein
Animal social organization varies from complex societies where reproduction is dominated by a single individual (eusociality) to those where reproduction is more evenly distributed among group members (communal breeding). Yet, how simple groups transition evolutionarily to more complex societies remains unclear. Competing hypotheses suggest that eusociality and communal breeding are alternative evolutionary endpoints, or that communal breeding is an intermediate stage in the transition towards eusociality. We tested these alternative hypotheses in sponge-dwelling shrimps, Synalpheus spp...
March 20, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810875/role-of-iqgap3-in-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Yongjie Shi, Nan Qin, Qiang Zhou, Yanqiu Chen, Sicong Huang, Bo Chen, Gang Shen, Hongyun Jia
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal cancers worldwide owing to its high rates of metastasis and recurrence. The oncogene IQ motif-containing GTPase activating protein 3 (IQGAP3) is ubiquitously overexpressed in several human cancers, including liver, ovary, lung, large intestine, gastric, bone marrow, and breast malignancies and is involved in the invasion and metastasis of cancer cells. Therefore, we aimed to determine the biological role and molecular mechanism of IQGAP3 in HCC...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809872/surface-nanoscale-axial-photonics-at-a-capillary-fiber
#6
T Hamidfar, A Dmitriev, B Magdan, P Bianucci, M Sumetsky
We present the theory and first experimental demonstration, to the best of our knowledge, of a sensing platform based on surface nanoscale axial photonics (SNAP) at a capillary fiber. The platform explores optical whispering gallery modes, which circulate inside the wall of a capillary and slowly propagate along its axis. Due to the small thickness of the capillary wall, these modes are sensitive to spatial and temporal variations of the refractive index of the media adjacent to the internal capillary surface...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808288/in-vivo-evaluation-of-radiotracers-targeting-the-melanin-concentrating-hormone-receptor-1-11-c-snap-7941-and-18-f-fe-snap-reveal-specific-uptake-in-the-ventricular-system
#7
Markus Zeilinger, Monika Dumanic, Florian Pichler, Lubos Budinsky, Wolfgang Wadsak, Katharina Pallitsch, Helmut Spreitzer, Rupert Lanzenberger, Marcus Hacker, Markus Mitterhauser, Cécile Philippe
The MCHR1 is involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis and changes of the expression are linked to a variety of associated diseases, such as diabetes and adiposity. The study aimed at the in vitro and in vivo evaluation of [(11)C]SNAP-7941 and [(18)F]FE@SNAP as potential PET-tracers for the MCHR1. Competitive binding studies with non-radioactive derivatives and small-animal PET/CT and MRI brain studies were performed under baseline conditions and tracer displacement with the unlabelled MCHR1 antagonist (±)-SNAP-7941...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802195/measurements-and-simulation-of-liquid-films-during-drainage-displacements-and-snap-off-in-constricted-capillary-tubes
#8
Sophie Roman, Moataz O Abu-Al-Saud, Tetsu Tokunaga, Jiamin Wan, Anthony R Kovscek, Hamdi A Tchelepi
When a wetting liquid is displaced by air in a capillary tube, a wetting film develops between the tube wall and the air that is responsible for the snap-off mechanism of the gas phase. By dissolving a dye in the wetting phase it is possible to relate a measure of the absorbance in the capillary to the thickness of liquid films. These data could be used to compare with cutting edge numerical simulations of the dynamics of snap-off for which experimental and numerical data are lacking. Drainage experiments in constricted capillary tubes were performed where a dyed wetting liquid is displaced by air for varying flow rates...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801590/snap-25-phosphorylation-at-ser187-regulates-synaptic-facilitation-and-short-term-plasticity-in-an-age-dependent-manner
#9
Norikazu Katayama, Saori Yamamori, Masahiro Fukaya, Shizuka Kobayashi, Masahiko Watanabe, Masami Takahashi, Toshiya Manabe
Neurotransmitter release is mediated by the SNARE complex, but the role of its phosphorylation has scarcely been elucidated. Although PKC activators are known to facilitate synaptic transmission, there has been a heated debate on whether PKC mediates facilitation of neurotransmitter release through phosphorylation. One of the SNARE proteins, SNAP-25, is phosphorylated at the residue serine-187 by PKC, but its physiological significance has been unclear. To examine these issues, we analyzed mutant mice lacking the phosphorylation of SNAP-25 serine-187 and found that they exhibited reduced release probability and enhanced presynaptic short-term plasticity, suggesting that not only the release process, but also the dynamics of synaptic vesicles was regulated by the phosphorylation...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800754/current-concepts-in-bone-metastasis-contemporary-therapeutic-strategies-and-ongoing-clinical-trials
#10
REVIEW
Andrew S Gdowski, Amalendu Ranjan, Jamboor K Vishwanatha
BACKGROUND: Elucidation of mechanisms regulating bone metastasis has progressed significantly in recent years and this has translated to many new therapeutic options for patients with bone metastatic cancers. However, the rapid rate of progress in both the basic science literature and therapies undergoing clinical trials makes staying abreast with current developments challenging. This review seeks to provide an update on the current state of the science in bone metastasis research and give a snap shot of therapies in clinical trials for bone metastatic cancer...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800600/botulinum-neurotoxin-c-mutants-reveal-different-effects-of-syntaxin-or-snap-25-proteolysis-on-neuromuscular-transmission
#11
Giulia Zanetti, Stefan Sikorra, Andreas Rummel, Nadja Krez, Elisa Duregotti, Samuele Negro, Tina Henke, Ornella Rossetto, Thomas Binz, Marco Pirazzini
Botulinum neurotoxin serotype C (BoNT/C) is a neuroparalytic toxin associated with outbreaks of animal botulism, particularly in birds, and is the only BoNT known to cleave two different SNARE proteins, SNAP-25 and syntaxin. BoNT/C was shown to be a good substitute for BoNT/A1 in human dystonia therapy because of its long lasting effects and absence of neuromuscular damage. Two triple mutants of BoNT/C, namely BoNT/C S51T/R52N/N53P (BoNT/C α-51) and BoNT/C L200W/M221W/I226W (BoNT/C α-3W), were recently reported to selectively cleave syntaxin and have been used here to evaluate the individual contribution of SNAP-25 and syntaxin cleavage to the effect of BoNT/C in vivo...
August 11, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798351/snap-25b-deficiency-increases-insulin-secretion-and-changes-spatiotemporal-profile-of-ca-2-oscillations-in-%C3%AE-cell-networks
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Teresa Daraio, Lidija Križančić Bombek, Marko Gosak, Ismael Valladolid-Acebes, Maša Skelin Klemen, Essam Refai, Per-Olof Berggren, Kerstin Brismar, Marjan Slak Rupnik, Christina Bark
SNAP-25 is a protein of the core SNARE complex mediating stimulus-dependent release of insulin from pancreatic β cells. The protein exists as two alternatively spliced isoforms, SNAP-25a and SNAP-25b, differing in 9 out of 206 amino acids, yet their specific roles in pancreatic β cells remain unclear. We explored the effect of SNAP-25b-deficiency on glucose-stimulated insulin release in islets and found increased secretion both in vivo and in vitro. However, slow photo-release of caged Ca(2+) in β cells within pancreatic slices showed no significant differences in Ca(2+)-sensitivity, amplitude or rate of exocytosis between SNAP-25b-deficient and wild-type littermates...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797939/informal-assistance-to-urban-families-and-the-risk-of-household-food-insecurity
#13
Christian King
RATIONALE: Food insecurity is a persistent social problem affecting one out of eight households in the United States. While evidence shows that public assistance programs (formal assistance) are effective in reducing food insecurity, there is more limited evidence documenting how informal support, through social capital, affects food insecurity. OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of informal support (through instrumental social support, social cohesion, social control, and social participation) on food insecurity transitions using longitudinal data of a sample of disadvantaged urban mothers from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study...
August 2, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795278/frozen-tissue-preparation-for-high-resolution-multiplex-histological-analyses-of-human-brain-specimens
#14
Fangjie Shao, Wenhong Jiang, Qingqing Gao, Baizhou Li, Chongran Sun, Qiyuan Wang, Qin Chen, Bing Sun, Hong Shen, Keqing Zhu, Jianmin Zhang, Chong Liu
The availability of a comprehensive tissue library is essential for elucidating the function and pathology of human brains. Considering the irreplaceable status of the formalin-fixation-paraffin-embedding (FFPE) preparation in routine pathology and the advantage of ultra-low temperature to preserve nucleic acids and proteins for multi-omics studies, these methods have become major modalities for the construction of brain tissue libraries. Nevertheless, the use of FFPE and snap-frozen samples is limited in high-resolution histological analyses because the preparation destroys tissue integrity and/or many important cellular markers...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790384/self-controlled-wave-propagation-in-hyperelastic-media
#15
Fengxian Xin, Tian Jian Lu
We demonstrate theoretically that an ultrasonic wave propagating in a hyperelastic medium can self-control its phase velocities. This phenomenon occurs because the propagation of the ultrasonic wave generates acoustic radiation stresses in the medium, which can induce large deformation of the medium with significant stiffening effect. In turn, such deformation reshapes the wave propagation while the deformation stiffening changes significantly the phase velocities of the wave till the acoustic radiation stresses are balanced by elastic stresses in the current configuration of the hyperelastic medium...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783930/the-relationship-between-the-snap-25-polymorphism-and-omission-errors-in-korean-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#16
Eunjoo Kim, Dong-Ho Song, Nam-Wook Kim, In-Jung Sohn, Keun-Ah Cheon
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the association between the synaptosomal-associated protein 25 kDa (SNAP-25) genotype and performance on the continuous performance test (CPT) in Korean children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methods: Eighty-seven children with ADHD (mean age, 9.23±1.99 years) participated in this study. Omission errors, commission errors, reaction time, and reaction time variability on the CPT were analyzed. The single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs3746544 (1065 T>G) of SNAP-25 was genotyped to examine the association with CPT performance...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782918/improvements-in-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-young-adults-in-a-randomized-trial-of-approaches-to-weight-gain-prevention
#17
Rena R Wing, Deborah F Tate, Katelyn R Garcia, Judy Bahnson, Cora E Lewis, Mark A Espeland
OBJECTIVE: Weight gain occurs commonly in young adults and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Following on a previous report that two self-regulation interventions reduced weight gain relative to control, this study examines whether these interventions also benefit CVD risk factors. METHODS: The Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention was a randomized trial in two academic settings (N = 599; 18-35 years; BMI 21-30 kg/m(2) ) comparing two interventions (Self-Regulation with Small Changes; Self-Regulation with Large Changes) and a control group...
August 7, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776934/development-of-genome-and-transcriptome-derived-microsatellites-in-related-species-of-snapping-shrimps-with-highly-duplicated-genomes
#18
Kaitlyn M Gaynor, Joseph W Solomon, Stefanie Siller, Linnet Jessell, J Emmett Duffy, Dustin R Rubenstein
Molecular markers are powerful tools for studying patterns of relatedness and parentage within populations and for making inferences about social evolution. However, the development of molecular markers for simultaneous study of multiple species presents challenges, particularly when species exhibit genome duplication or polyploidy. We developed microsatellite markers for Synalpheus shrimp, a genus in which species exhibit not only great variation in social organization, but also interspecific variation in genome size and partial genome duplication...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772123/molecular-mechanisms-of-synaptic-vesicle-priming-by-munc13-and-munc18
#19
Ying Lai, Ucheor B Choi, Jeremy Leitz, Hong Jun Rhee, Choongku Lee, Bekir Altas, Minglei Zhao, Richard A Pfuetzner, Austin L Wang, Nils Brose, JeongSeop Rhee, Axel T Brunger
Munc13 catalyzes the transit of syntaxin from a closed complex with Munc18 into the ternary SNARE complex. Here we report a new function of Munc13, independent of Munc18: it promotes the proper syntaxin/synaptobrevin subconfiguration during assembly of the ternary SNARE complex. In cooperation with Munc18, Munc13 additionally ensures the proper syntaxin/SNAP-25 subconfiguration. In a reconstituted fusion assay with SNAREs, complexin, and synaptotagmin, inclusion of both Munc13 and Munc18 quadruples the Ca(2+)-triggered amplitude and achieves Ca(2+) sensitivity at near-physiological concentrations...
August 2, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766810/evaluation-of-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-surface-characteristics-utilizing-simultaneous-noncontrast-angiography-and-intraplaque-hemorrhage-snap-technique
#20
Shuo Chen, Huilin Zhao, Jifan Li, Zechen Zhou, Rui Li, Niranjan Balu, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen, Xihai Zhao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of the Simultaneous Noncontrast Angiography and intraPlaque hemorrhage (SNAP) technique in identification of carotid plaque surface characteristics compared with the conventional multicontrast vessel wall imaging protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty symptomatic patients with carotid plaque were recruited and underwent carotid artery magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (3.0T) using a conventional multicontrast protocol and SNAP sequence...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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