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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092166/subchronic-metformin-pretreatment-enhances-novel-object-recognition-memory-task-in-forebrain-ischemia-behavioural-molecular-and-electrophysiological-studies
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Ghorbangol Ashabi, Alireza Sarkaki, Fariba Khodagholi, Shima Zareh Shahamati, Mahdi Goudarzvand, Yaghoob Farbood, Mohammad Badavi, Leila Khalaj
Metformin exerts its effect via AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which is a key sensor for energy homeostasis that regulates different intracellular pathways. Metformin attenuates oxidative stress and cognitive impairment. In our experiment, rats were divided into 8 groups; some were pretreated with metformin (Met, 200 mg/kg) and (or) the AMPK inhibitor Compound C (CC) for 14 days. On day 14, rats underwent transient forebrain global ischemia. Data indicated that pretreatment of ischemic rats with metformin reduced working memory deficits in a novel object recognition test compared to group with ischemia-reperfusion (I-R) (P < 0...
November 4, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091829/inhibition-of-dpp-4-activity-and-neuronal-atrophy-with-genistein-attenuates-neurological-deficits-induced-by-transient-global-cerebral-ischemia-and-reperfusion-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Mithun Singh Rajput, Purnima Dey Sarkar, Nilesh Prakash Nirmal
Genistein, an isoflavonoid phytoestrogen, has been known for its potential pharmacological properties especially for neuroprotection and treating diabetes. The present study aims to determine the neuroprotective efficacy of genistein against global cerebral ischemia-reperfusion-induced neuronal injury in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice and explore the underlying mechanisms. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice were subjected to transient cerebral ischemia by occluding both common carotid arteries for 30 min followed by 24 h reperfusion to induce neuronal injury...
January 16, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089835/supplementary-tests-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-single-center-experience-with-a-combined-lumbar-infusion-test-and-tap-test
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F Raneri, M A S Zella, A Di Cristofori, B Zarrino, M Pluderi, D Spagnoli
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar infusion test (LIT) and Tap Test (TT) have previously been described for the diagnosis and the selection of appropriate surgical candidates in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 81 consecutive patients with clinical diagnosis of iNPH selected for supplementary testing. Clinical evaluation was scored with the Japanese Grading Scale for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (JGSNPH), the Global Deterioration Score (GDS) and the modified Rankin Scale (mRS)...
January 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086895/design-optimization-of-stent-and-its-dilatation-balloon-using-kriging-surrogate-model
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Hongxia Li, Tao Liu, Minjie Wang, Danyang Zhao, Aike Qiao, Xue Wang, Junfeng Gu, Zheng Li, Bao Zhu
BACKGROUND: Although stents have great success of treating cardiovascular disease, it actually undermined by the in-stent restenosis and their long-term fatigue failure. The geometry of stent affects its service performance and ultimately affects its fatigue life. Besides, improper length of balloon leads to transient mechanical injury to the vessel wall and in-stent restenosis. Conventional optimization method of stent and its dilatation balloon by comparing several designs and choosing the best one as the optimal design cannot find the global optimal design in the design space...
January 11, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078859/role-of-vitacamphore-in-improving-central-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-following-transient-global-ischemia
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J Lin, L Pang, X L Liu, J Xing
Pro-inflammatory cytokines (PICs) including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are responsive to ischemic stress. This process thereby modulates the responsiveness of many cell types under diseased conditions. The current study was to examine the role played by vitacamphore (VCP) in regulating the levels of PICs and protein expression of PIC receptors in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus of rats after cardiac arrest (CA)-induced transient global ischemia. CA was induced by asphyxia followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rats...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077713/reversible-disruption-of-neuronal-mitochondria-by-ischemic-and-traumatic-injury-revealed-by-quantitative-two-photon-imaging-in-the-neocortex-of-anesthetized-mice
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Mikhail Kislin, Jeremy Sword, Ioulia V Fomitcheva, Deborah Croom, Evgeny Pryazhnikov, Eero Lihavainen, Dmytro Toptunov, Heikki Rauvala, Andre S Ribeiro, Leonard Khiroug, Sergei A Kirov
: Mitochondria play a variety of functional roles in cortical neurons, from metabolic support and neuroprotection to the release of cytokines that trigger apoptosis. In dendrites, mitochondrial structure is closely linked to their function, and fragmentation (fission) of the normally elongated mitochondria indicates loss of their function under pathological conditions, such as stroke and brain trauma. Using in vivo two-photon microscopy in mouse brain, we quantified mitochondrial fragmentation in a full spectrum of cortical injuries, ranging from severe to mild...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071786/functional-and-cardioprotective-effects-of-simultaneous-and-individual-activation-of-protein-kinase-a-and-epac
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Igor Khaliulin, Mark Bond, Andrew F James, Zara Dyar, Raheleh Amini, Jason L Johnson, M-Saadeh Suleiman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocardial cAMP elevation confers cardioprotection against ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. cAMP activates two independent signalling pathways, PKA and Epac. This study investigated the cardiac effects of activating PKA and/or Epac and their involvement in cardioprotection against I/R. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Hearts extracted from male rats were used either for determination of PKA and PKC activation or perfused in the Langendorff mode for either cardiomyocytes isolation or used to monitor functional activity at basal levels and after 30 min global ischaemia and 2 h reperfusion...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069924/soluble-cpg15-from-astrocytes-ameliorates-neurites-outgrowth-recovery-of-hippocampal-neurons-after-mouse-cerebral-ischemia
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Jing-Jing Zhao, Jie-Xian Hu, De-Xin Lu, Chun-Xia Ji, Yao Qi, Xiao-Yan Liu, Feng-Yan Sun, Fang Huang, Ping Xu, Xian-Hua Chen
The present study focuses on the function of cpg15, a neurotrophic factor, in ischemic neuronal recovery using transient global cerebral ischemic (TGI) mouse model and oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-treated primary cultured cells. The results showed that expression of cpg15 proteins in astrocytes, predominantly the soluble form, was significantly increased in mouse hippocampus after TGI and in the cultured astrocytes after OGD. Addition of the medium from the cpg15-overexpressed astrocytic culture into the OGD-treated hippocampal neuronal cultures reduces the neuronal injury, while the recovery of neurite outgrowths of OGD-injured neurons was prevented when cpg15 in the OGD-treated astrocytes was knocked down, or the OGD treated-astrocytic medium was immunoabsorbed by cpg15 antibody...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068115/state-trait-decomposition-of-name-letter-test-scores-and-relationships-with-global-self-esteem
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Enrico Perinelli, Guido Alessandri, M Brent Donnellan, Mariola Łaguna
The Name Letter Test (NLT) assesses the degree that participants show a preference for an individual's own initials. The NLT was often thought to measure implicit self-esteem, but recent literature reviews do not equivocally support this hypothesis. Several authors have argued that the NLT is most strongly associated with the state component of self-esteem. The current research uses a modified STARTS model to (a) estimate the percentage of stable and transient components of the NLT and (b) estimate the covariances between stable/transient components of the NLT and stable/transient components of self-esteem and positive and negative affect...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061496/adult-patients-with-congenital-muscular-torticollis-treated-with-bipolar-release-report-of-31-cases
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Gun Sang Lee, Myung Ki Lee, Woo Jae Kim, Ho Sang Kim, Jeong Ho Kim, Yun-Suk Kim
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the surgical results of bipolar release in 31 adult patients with uncorrected congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) and more than 12 months of follow-up. METHODS: Thirty-one patients underwent a bipolar release of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) and were retrospectively analyzed. The mean follow-up period was 14.9 months (range, 12-30). The mean age at time of surgery was 30.3 years (range, 20-54). Patients were evaluated with a modified Lee's scoring system, cervicomandibular angle (CMA) measurement, and a global satisfaction rating scale using patient self-reporting...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049521/analysis-of-cellular-and-molecular-antitumor-effects-upon-inhibition-of-satb1-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Anja Frömberg, Michael Rabe, Henry Oppermann, Frank Gaunitz, Achim Aigner
BACKGROUND: The Special AT-rich Sequence Binding Protein 1 (SATB1) regulates the expression of many genes by acting as a global chromatin organizer. While in many tumor entities SATB1 overexpression has been observed and connected to pro-tumorigenic processes, somewhat contradictory evidence exists in brain tumors with regard to SATB1 overexpression in glioblastoma and its association with poorer prognosis and tumor progression. On the functional side, initial data indicate that SATB1 may be involved in several tumor cell-relevant processes...
January 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048198/we-fg-206-10-portal-venous-perfusion-quantitation-from-liver-dce-mri-by-voxel-uptake-curve-clustering-and-input-function-normalization
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A Johansson, J Balter, M Feng, Y Cao
PURPOSE: Portal venous perfusion (PV) quantified from liver DCE-MRI by a dual-input single-compartment model is sensitive to errors in the PV input function (PVIF) due to partial volume effect and respiratory motion. To improve repeatability of the local PV perfusion estimate and reduce computation complexity, we developed and evaluated an approach that combines dynamic curve clustering and parameter estimation with normalization of the PVIF. METHODS: The PVIF and arterial input function (AIF), after initial transient behaviors, should reach a state where the contrast concentrations in both blood pools are the same...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040272/myocardial-strain-may-be-useful-in-differentiating-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-from-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-ischemia
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LiYing Cai, Karima Addetia, Diego Medvedofsky, Kirk T Spencer
BACKGROUND: Stress-induced cardiomyopathy (SCM) is characterized by transient apical wall motion abnormalities of the left ventricle (LV) in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Although the echocardiographic findings of SCM mimic those of left anterior descending coronary artery ischemia or infarction (LAD), the regional LV wall motion pattern and degree of RV involvement may differ. METHODS: We sought to systematically assess regional LV and RV function with myocardial strain imaging to assess if ventricular involvement may differ between SCM and LAD...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038722/management-standards-for-stable-coronary-artery-disease-in-india
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Sundeep Mishra, Saumitra Ray, Jamshed J Dalal, J P S Sawhney, S Ramakrishnan, Tiny Nair, S S Iyengar, V K Bahl
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the important causes of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality globally, giving rise to more than 7 million deaths annually. An increasing burden of CAD in India is a major cause of concern with angina being the leading manifestation. Stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) is characterised by episodes of transient central chest pain (angina pectoris), often triggered by exercise, emotion or other forms of stress, generally triggered by a reversible mismatch between myocardial oxygen demand and supply resulting in myocardial ischemia or hypoxia...
December 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032168/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-ha-idf-plus-with-lidocaine-versus-ha-idf-without-lidocaine-in-nasolabial-folds-injection-a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-split-face-study
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Jong-Hoon Lee, Seok-Hwan Kim, Eun-Soo Park
BACKGROUND: Injection-related pain of dermal fillers is a consistent and bothersome problem for patients undergoing soft tissue augmentation. Reducing the pain could improve overall patient satisfaction. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the pain relief, efficacy, and safety of HA IDF plus containing lidocaine with HA IDF without lidocaine during correction of nasolabial folds (NLFs). METHODS: Sixty-two subjects were enrolled in a randomized, multicenter, double-blind, split-face study of HA IDF plus and HA IDF for NLF correction...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028668/suicidal-ideation-resilience-and-healthcare-implications-for-newly-diagnosed-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-qualitative-study
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Haochu Li, Joseph Tucker, Eleanor Holroyd, Jie Zhang, Baofa Jiang
Globally, suicidal ideation and behavior have been widely reported among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Knowledge gaps exist regarding the longer life and resilience-related experiences of people living with HIV (PLWH). Specifically, there is a dearth of data about the interaction of perceived risk and resilient factors resulting in a wide spectrum of intentional suicidal ideation outcomes in a Chinese cultural context. This qualitative research drew from a larger ethnographic study of newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in Mainland China...
December 27, 2016: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026097/barley-susceptibility-factor-racb-modulates-transcript-levels-of-signalling-protein-genes-in-compatible-interaction-with-blumeria-graminis-f-sp-hordei
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Vera Schnepf, A Corina Vlot, Karl Kugler, Ralph Hückelhoven
RHO (rat sarcoma homologue) GTPases are regulators of downstream transcriptional responses of eukaryotes to intracellular and extracellular stimuli. For plants, little is known about the function of Rho-like GTPases (called RACs [rat sarcoma-related C botulinum substrate] or ROPs [RHO of plants]) in transcriptional reprogramming of cells. However, in plant hormone response and innate immunity RAC/ROP proteins influence gene expression patterns. The barley RAC/ROP RACB is required for full susceptibility of barley to the powdery mildew fungus Blumeria graminis f...
December 27, 2016: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018147/receptor-signaling-directs-global-recruitment-of-pre-existing-transcription-factors-to-inducible-elements
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Peter N Cockerill
Gene expression programs are largely regulated by the tissue-specific expression of lineage-defining transcription factors or by the inducible expression of transcription factors in response to specific stimuli. Here I will review our own work over the last 20 years to show how specific activation signals also lead to the wide-spread re-distribution of pre-existing constitutive transcription factors to sites undergoing chromatin reorganization. I will summarize studies showing that activation of kinase signaling pathways creates open chromatin regions that recruit pre-existing factors which were previously unable to bind to closed chromatin...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017679/metformin-protects-the-brain-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-pi3k-akt1-jnk3-signaling-pathways-in-rats
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Xu-Hua Ge, Guo-Ji Zhu, De-Qin Geng, Han-Zhi Zhang, Juan-Mei He, Ai-Zhen Guo, Lin-Lin Ma, De-Hua Yu
Although Metformin, a first-line antidiabetic drug, can ameliorate ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) induced brain damage, but how metformin benefits injured hippocampus and the mechanisms are still largely unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective mechanisms of metformin against ischemic brain damage induced by cerebral I/R and to explore whether the Akt-mediated down-regulation of the phosphorylation of JNK3 signaling pathway contributed to the protection provided by metformin...
December 23, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004641/understanding-spatial-and-temporal-patterning-of-astrocyte-calcium-transients-via-interactions-between-network-transport-and-extracellular-diffusion
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Elizabeth Shtrahman, Daniel Maruyama, Eva Olariu, Christian Fink, Michal Zochowski
Astrocytes form interconnected networks in the brain and communicate via calcium signaling. We investigate how modes of coupling between astrocytes influence the spatio-temporal patterns of calcium signaling within astrocyte networks and specifically how these network interactions promote coordination within this group of cells. To investigate these complex phenomena, we study reduced cultured networks of astrocytes and neurons. We image the spatial temporal patterns of astrocyte calcium activity and quantify how perturbing the coupling between astrocytes influences astrocyte activity patterns...
December 22, 2016: Physical Biology
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