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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099524/role-of-myo-nog-cells-in-neuroprotection-evidence-from-the-light-damaged-retina
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Alice Brandli, Jacquelyn Gerhart, Christopher K Sutera, Sivaraman Purushothuman, Mindy George-Weinstein, Jonathan Stone, Arturo Bravo-Nuevo
PURPOSE: To identify Myo/Nog cells in the adult retina and test their role in protecting retinal photoreceptors from light damage. METHODS: Light damage was induced by exposing albino rats raised in dim cyclic light to 1000 lux light for 24 hours. In one group of rats, Myo/Nog cells were purified from rat brain tissue by magnetic cell sorting following binding of the G8 monoclonal antibody (mAb). These cells were injected into the vitreous humour of the eye within 2 hours following bright light exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071711/transient-anhedonia-phenotype-and-altered-circadian-timing-of-behaviour-during-night-time-dim-light-exposure-in-per3-mice-but-not-wildtype-mice
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Bruno Jacson Martynhak, Alexandra L Hogben, Panos Zanos, Polymnia Georgiou, Roberto Andreatini, Ian Kitchen, Simon N Archer, Malcolm von Schantz, Alexis Bailey, Daan R van der Veen
Industrialisation greatly increased human night-time exposure to artificial light, which in animal models is a known cause of depressive phenotypes. Whilst many of these phenotypes are 'direct' effects of light on affect, an 'indirect' pathway via altered sleep-wake timing has been suggested. We have previously shown that the Period3 gene, which forms part of the biological clock, is associated with altered sleep-wake patterns in response to light. Here, we show that both wild-type and Per3(-/-) mice showed elevated levels of circulating corticosterone and increased hippocampal Bdnf expression after 3 weeks of exposure to dim light at night, but only mice deficient for the PERIOD3 protein (Per3(-/-)) exhibited a transient anhedonia-like phenotype, observed as reduced sucrose preference, in weeks 2-3 of dim light at night, whereas WT mice did not...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064405/a-systematic-review-of-circadian-function-chronotype-and-chronotherapy-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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REVIEW
Andrew N Coogan, Niall M McGowan
Reports of sleep disturbances in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are common in both children and adults; however, the aetiology of such disturbances is poorly understood. One potentially important mechanism which may be implicated in disrupted sleep in ADHD is the circadian CLOCK, a known key regulator of the sleep/wake cycle. In this systematic review, we analyse the evidence for circadian rhythm changes associated with ADHD, as well as assessing evidence for therapeutic approaches involving the circadian CLOCK in ADHD...
January 7, 2017: Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061512/assessment-of-rod-cone-and-intrinsically-photosensitive-retinal-ganglion-cell-contributions-to-the-canine-chromatic-pupillary-response
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Connie Y Yeh, Kristin L Koehl, Christine D Harman, Simone Iwabe, José M Guzman, Simon M Petersen-Jones, Randy H Kardon, András M Komáromy
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a chromatic pupillometry protocol for specific functional assessment of rods, cones, and intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) in dogs. Methods: Chromatic pupillometry was tested and compared in 37 dogs in different stages of primary loss of rod, cone, and combined rod/cone and optic nerve function, and in 5 wild-type (WT) dogs. Eyes were stimulated with 1-s flashes of dim (1 cd/m2) and bright (400 cd/m2) blue light (for scotopic conditions) or bright red (400 cd/m2) light with 25-cd/m2 blue background (for photopic conditions)...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060506/controlled-generation-of-tm-2-ions-in-nanocrystalline-bafcl-tm-3-by-x-ray-irradiation
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Jun Zhang, Hans Riesen
An investigation of the photoluminescence properties of divalent thulium generated by X-irradiation (=X-ray irradiation) of nanocrystalline BaFCl:Tm3+ (250 ± 50 ppm) is reported. The X-irradiated sample shows typical Tm2+ f-f luminescence with an excited state lifetime τ = 0.98 ± 0.05 ms in the near infrared (~1140 nm) but no d-f luminescence is observed for the BaFCl host material within the visible range. The Tm2+ ions are relatively stable under dim room light but are photoionized rapidly by sunlight or by fluorescent tube lighting...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059527/avalanche-statistics-identify-intrinsic-stellar-processes-near-criticality-in-kic-8462852
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Mohammed A Sheikh, Richard L Weaver, Karin A Dahmen
The star KIC8462852 (Tabby's star) has shown anomalous drops in light flux. We perform a statistical analysis of the more numerous smaller dimming events by using methods found useful for avalanches in ferromagnetism and plastic flow. Scaling exponents for avalanche statistics and temporal profiles of the flux during the dimming events are close to mean field predictions. Scaling collapses suggest that this star may be near a nonequilibrium critical point. The large events are interpreted as avalanches marked by modified dynamics, limited by the system size, and not within the scaling regime...
December 23, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059301/spatial-dimming-scheme-for-optical-ofdm-based-visible-light-communication
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Yang Yang, Zhimin Zeng, Julian Cheng, Caili Guo
A new dimming control scheme termed spatial dimming orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (SD-OFDM) is proposed for multiple-input and multiple output OFDM based visible light communication. The basic idea of SD-OFDM is that the illumination can be represented by the number of glared light emitting diodes (LEDs) in an LED lamp. As the biasing level of LEDs does not adjust to represent the required illumination level, the proposed scheme can significantly mitigate the clipping noise compared to analogue dimming schemes...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058998/subjective-assessments-of-floor-slipperiness-before-and-after-walk-under-two-lighting-conditions
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Kai Way Li, Caijun Zhao, Lu Peng, Ai-Qun Liu
A gait experiment was performed. The participants were tested under shoes, floors, surface, and lighting conditions. They gave floor slipperiness ratings before and after a gait trial. The perceived sense of slip (PSOS) was collected. It was found that the perceived floor slipperiness (PFS) before walking was affected significantly by the lighting, floor, and surface conditions. Relative low PFS values were recorded under wet and detergent contaminated conditions at normal daylight condition as compared to those in the dimmed condition...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057644/efficacy-of-topical-cysteamine-in-nephropathic-cystinosis
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Amal Al-Hemidan, Samir S Shoughy, Igor Kozak, Khalid F Tabbara
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of topical cysteamine 0.55% eye drops in the treatment of corneal cystine crystal deposits in patients with nephropathic cystinosis. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with nephropathic cystinosis were prospectively included in the study. Patients with corneal cystinosis were treated with topical cysteamine 0.55% eye drops. They were examined before treatment, on each monthly visit and after treatment at the last follow-up...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051112/pigmentation-plasticity-enhances-crypsis-in-larval-newts-associated-metabolic-cost-and-background-choice-behaviour
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Nuria Polo-Cavia, Ivan Gomez-Mestre
In heterogeneous environments, the capacity for colour change can be a valuable adaptation enhancing crypsis against predators. Alternatively, organisms might achieve concealment by evolving preferences for backgrounds that match their visual traits, thus avoiding the costs of plasticity. Here we examined the degree of plasticity in pigmentation of newt larvae (Lissotriton boscai) in relation to predation risk. Furthermore, we tested for associated metabolic costs and pigmentation-dependent background choice behaviour...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042611/bedtime-and-evening-light-exposure-influence-circadian-timing-in-preschool-age-children-a-field-study
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Lameese D Akacem, Kenneth P Wright, Monique K LeBourgeois
Light exposure and sleep timing are two factors that influence inter-individual variability in the timing of the human circadian clock. The aim of this study was to quantify the degree to which evening light exposure predicts variance in circadian timing over and above bedtime alone in preschool children. Participants were 21 children ages 4.5-5.0 years (4.7 ± 0.2 years; 9 females). Children followed their typical sleep schedules for 4 days during which time they wore a wrist actigraph to assess sleep timing and a pendant light meter to measure minute-by-minute illuminance levels in lux...
November 2016: Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017916/effects-of-smartphone-use-with-and-without-blue-light-at-night-in%C3%A2-healthy-adults-a-randomized-double-blind-cross-over-placebo-controlled-comparison
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Jung-Yoon Heo, Kiwon Kim, Maurizio Fava, David Mischoulon, George I Papakostas, Min-Ji Kim, Dong Jun Kim, Kyung-Ah Judy Chang, Yunhye Oh, Bum-Hee Yu, Hong Jin Jeon
Smartphones deliver light to users through Light Emitting Diode (LED) displays. Blue light is the most potent wavelength for sleep and mood. This study investigated the immediate effects of smartphone blue light LED on humans at night. We investigated changes in serum melatonin levels, cortisol levels, body temperature, and psychiatric measures with a randomized, double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled design of two 3-day admissions. Each subject played smartphone games with either conventional LED or suppressed blue light from 7:30 to 10:00PM (150 min)...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990327/circadian-based-therapies-for-circadian-rhythm-sleep-wake-disorders
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Helen J Burgess, Jonathan S Emens
This review summarizes recent developments relevant to the treatment of circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders. The clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders is described, followed by recent treatment studies for delayed sleep-wake phase disorder, non-24 hour sleep-wake disorder, irregular sleep-wake disorder and shift work. New methods to estimate circadian phase, including home saliva collection to estimate the dim light melatonin onset, circadian questionnaires and general rules to guide light and exogenous melatonin treatments are described...
September 2016: Current Sleep Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988807/effects-of-bright-light-exposure-during-daytime-on-peripheral-clock-gene-expression-in-humans
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Maki Sato, Tomoko Wakamura, Takeshi Morita, Akihiko Okamoto, Makoto Akashi, Takuya Matsui, Motohiko Sato
Light is the strongest synchronizer controlling circadian rhythms. The intensity and duration of light change throughout the year, thereby influencing body weight, food preferences, and melatonin secretion in humans and animals. Although the expression of clock genes has been examined using human samples, it currently remains unknown whether bright light during the daytime affects the expression of these genes in humans. Therefore, we herein investigated the effects of bright light exposure during the daytime on clock gene expression in the hair follicular and root cells of the human scalp...
December 17, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984677/brassinosteroid-signaling-converges-with-suppressor-of-phytochrome-b4-3-to-influence-the-expression-of-small-auxin-up-rna-genes-and-hypocotyl-growth
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David S Favero, Kimberly Ngan Le, Michael M Neff
Interactions between signaling pathways help guide plant development. In this study, we found that brassinosteroid (BR) signaling converges with SUPPRESSOR OF PHYTOCHROME B4-#3 (SOB3) to influence both the transcription of genes involved in cell elongation and hypocotyl growth. Specifically, SOB3 mutant hypocotyl phenotypes, which are readily apparent when the seedlings are grown in dim white light, were attenuated by treatment with either brassinolide (BL) or the BR biosynthesis inhibitor brassinazole. Hypocotyls of SOB3 mutant seedlings grown in white light with a higher fluence rate also exhibited altered sensitivities to BL, further suggesting a connection to BR signaling...
December 16, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935291/a-comparison-between-the-photoactivation-kinetics-of-human-and-bovine-rhodopsins
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Chie Funatogawa, Istvan Szundi, David S Kliger
Rhodopsin is a G-protein-coupled receptor important for vertebrate vision under dim light conditions. Many studies of the activation mechanism of bovine rhodopsin have been conducted, but there have been relatively few investigations of the human protein. A recent study of the late photointermediates of bovine rhodopsin studies at 15 °C and pH 7.3, 8.0, and 8.7 revealed a rather complex activation mechanism involving two metarhodopsin I480 and metarhodopsin II intermediates. Human rhodopsin was studied under these same conditions using time-resolved optical absorption spectroscopy with measurements from 10 μs to 200 ms after photolysis...
December 20, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934935/modulation-of-thermal-noise-and-spectral-sensitivity-in-lake-baikal-cottoid-fish-rhodopsins
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Hoi Ling Luk, Nihar Bhattacharyya, Fabio Montisci, James M Morrow, Federico Melaccio, Akimori Wada, Mudi Sheves, Francesca Fanelli, Belinda S W Chang, Massimo Olivucci
Lake Baikal is the deepest and one of the most ancient lakes in the world. Its unique ecology has resulted in the colonization of a diversity of depth habitats by a unique fauna that includes a group of teleost fish of the sub-order Cottoidei. This relatively recent radiation of cottoid fishes shows a gradual blue-shift in the wavelength of the absorption maximum of their visual pigments with increasing habitat depth. Here we combine homology modeling and quantum chemical calculations with experimental in vitro measurements of rhodopsins to investigate dim-light adaptation...
December 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932909/cigesmed-for-divers-establishing-a-citizen-science-initiative-for-the-mapping-and-monitoring-of-coralligenous-assemblages-in-the-mediterranean-sea
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Vasilis Gerovasileiou, Thanos Dailianis, Emmanouela Panteri, Nikitas Michalakis, Giulia Gatti, Maria Sini, Charalampos Dimitriadis, Yiannis Issaris, Maria Salomidi, Irene Filiopoulou, Alper Doğan, Laure Thierry de Ville d'Avray, Romain David, Melih Ertan Ҫinar, Drosos Koutsoubas, Jean-Pierre Féral, Christos Arvanitidis
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, inventorying and monitoring of marine biodiversity has significantly benefited from the active engagement of volunteers. Although several Citizen Science projects concern tropical reef ecosystems worldwide, none of the existing initiatives has yet specifically focused on their Mediterranean equivalents. Mediterranean coralline reefs, known as "coralligenous", are bioherms primarily built by calcifying rhodophytes on hard substrates under dim-light conditions; they are considered hotspots of biodiversity and are extremely popular among divers due to their complex structure, conspicuous biological wealth and high aesthetic value...
2016: Biodiversity Data Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929128/extraordinary-behavioral-entrainment-following-circadian-rhythm-bifurcation-in-mice
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Elizabeth M Harrison, Thijs J Walbeek, Jonathan Sun, Jeremy Johnson, Qays Poonawala, Michael R Gorman
The mammalian circadian timing system uses light to synchronize endogenously generated rhythms with the environmental day. Entrainment to schedules that deviate significantly from 24 h (T24) has been viewed as unlikely because the circadian pacemaker appears capable only of small, incremental responses to brief light exposures. Challenging this view, we demonstrate that simple manipulations of light alone induce extreme plasticity in the circadian system of mice. Firstly, exposure to dim nocturnal illumination (<0...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906953/what-s-tramadol-got-to-do-with-it-a-case-report-of-rebound-hypoglycemia-a-reappraisal-and-review-of-potential-mechanisms
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Charles A Odonkor, Akhil Chhatre
BACKGROUND: Tramadol has gained traction as an analgesic of choice among pain practicing physicians. However some concerns regarding a previously unlabeled adverse reaction - hypoglycemia - have cast it in a dim light. Prior reports have noted an associated risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia after tramadol use, but whether tramadol is the main causal agent is poorly understood and the underlying mechanisms are not well delineated. We present a unique case of rebound hypoglycemia as a variation of the theme of tramadol's adverse effect profile in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and reappraise potential mechanisms underlying this underappreciated phenomenon...
November 2016: Pain Physician
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