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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324134/-between-psyche-and-brain-state-of-the-art-in-psychiatry
#1
T Fuchs
Since its development around 1800 psychiatry has been oscillating between the poles of the sciences and the humanities, being directed towards subjective experience on the one hand and towards the neural substrate on the other hand. Today, this dualism seems to have been overcome by a naturalism, which identifies subjective experience with neural processes, according to Griesinger's frequently quoted statement "mental diseases are brain diseases". The progress achieved by the neurobiological paradigm on the level of a fundamental science is in contrast to the tendency to isolate mental illnesses from the patients' social relationships and to neglect subjectivity and intersubjectivity in their explanation...
March 21, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319508/exercise-combined-with-ultrasound-attenuates-neuropathic-pain-in-rats-associated-with-downregulation-of-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE-but-with-upregulation-of-il-10
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Po-Ching Huang, Kun-Ling Tsai, Yu-Wen Chen, Heng-Teng Lin, Ching-Hsia Hung
BACKGROUND: Although there are several evidences that suggest efficacies of therapeutic ultrasound (TU) or treadmill exercise (TE) to alleviate nerve injury-associated pain, molecular mechanisms are less clear. We aimed to investigate the impact of TU and/or TE on neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve and their roles of proinflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into (n = 10 per group) sham operation (sham), CCI procedure followed by false application of TU (CCI + TU0), CCI procedure followed by false application of TU and TE (CCI + TU0 + TE), CCI, and CCI procedure followed by TU alone (CCI + TU), TE alone (CCI + TE), or both TU and TE (CCI + TU + TE) groups...
March 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317901/membrane-remodeling-by-the-m2-amphipathic-helix-drives-influenza-virus-membrane-scission
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Agnieszka Martyna, Basma Bahsoun, Matthew D Badham, Saipraveen Srinivasan, Mark J Howard, Jeremy S Rossman
Membrane scission is a crucial step in all budding processes, from endocytosis to viral budding. Many proteins have been associated with scission, though the underlying molecular details of how scission is accomplished often remain unknown. Here, we investigate the process of M2-mediated membrane scission during the budding of influenza viruses. Residues 50-61 of the viral M2 protein bind membrane and form an amphipathic α-helix (AH). Membrane binding requires hydrophobic interactions with the lipid tails but not charged interactions with the lipid headgroups...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316061/loss-of-dystrophin-is-associated-with-increased-myocardial-stiffness-in-a-model-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
#4
Martín Donato, Bruno Buchholz, Celina Morales, Laura Valdez, Tamara Zaobornyj, Sergio Baratta, Diamela T Paez, Mirian Matoso, Guillermo Vaccarino, Demian Chejtman, Oscar Agüero, Juan Telayna, José Navia, Alejandro Hita, Alberto Boveris, Ricardo J Gelpi
Transition from compensated to decompensated left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is accompanied by functional and structural changes. Here, the aim was to evaluate dystrophin expression in murine models and human subjects with LVH by transverse aortic constriction (TAC) and aortic stenosis (AS), respectively. We determined whether doxycycline (Doxy) prevented dystrophin expression and myocardial stiffness in mice. Additionally, ventricular function recovery was evaluated in patients 1 year after surgery. Mice were subjected to TAC and monitored for 3 weeks...
March 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315847/effects-of-peripherally-and-centrally-applied-ghrelin-on-the-oxidative-stress-induced-by-renin-angiotensin-system-in-a-rat-model-of-renovascular-hypertension
#5
Vivian Boshra, Amr M Abbas
BACKGROUND: Renovascular hypertension (RVH) is a result of renal artery stenosis, which is commonly due to astherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to clarify the central and peripheral effects of ghrelin on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in a rat model of RVH. METHODS: RVH was induced in rats by partial subdiaphragmatic aortic constriction. Experiment A was designed to assess the central effect of ghrelin via the intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of ghrelin (5 μg/kg) or losartan (0...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315588/neuromedin-an-insight-into-its-types-receptors-and-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Saumitra Gajjar, Bhoomika M Patel
Neuropeptides are small protein used by neurons in signal communications. Neuromedin U was the first neuropeptide discovered from the porcine spinal and showed its potent constricting activities on uterus hence was entitled with neuromedin U. Following neuromedin U another of its isoform was discovered neuromedin S which was observed in suprachiasmatic nucleus hence was entitled neuromedin S. Neuromedin K and neuromedin L are of kanassin class which belong to tachykinin family. Bombesin family consists of neuromedin B and neuromedin C...
January 22, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315351/-3-h-bmt-046091-a-potent-and-selective-radioligand-to-determine-aak1-distribution-and-target-engagement
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Justin V Louis, Yifeng Lu, Rick Pieschl, Yung Tian, Yang Hong, Kumaran Dandapani, Sreenivasulu Naidu, Reeba K Vikramadithyan, Carolyn Dzierba, Sarat Kumar Sarvasiddhi, Susheel J Nara, Joanne Bronson, John E Macor, Charlie Albright, Walter Kostich, Yu-Wen Li
Adaptor-associated kinase 1 (AAK1), a member of the Ark1/Prk1 family of serine/threonine kinases, plays a role in modulating clatherin coated endocytosis of specific surface receptors. We have demonstrated that AAK1 inhibitors are efficacious in rodent models of neuropathic pain (Kostich et al., 2016). Here we have characterized the binding properties and distribution pattern of the tritiated AAK1 radioligand, [(3)H]BMT-046091, in rodents and cynomolgus monkeys, and used the radioligand to measure the brain target occupancy following systemic administration of AAK1 inhibitors...
March 14, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314949/tolerance-and-cross-tolerance-to-the-antinociceptive-effects-of-oxycodone-and-the-imidazoline-i2-receptor-agonist-phenyzoline-in-adult-male-rats
#8
David A Thorn, Yanan Zhang, Jun-Xu Li
RATIONALE: Emerging evidence suggests the potential utility of combining opioids with imidazoline I2 receptor agonists for chronic pain. However, chronic pain management requires prolonged pharmacotherapy, and the consequence of such combination therapy remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the anti-hyperalgesic effect of the opioid oxycodone, the selective I2 receptor agonist phenyzoline, alone and in combination, during prolonged treatment. METHODS: Von Frey filament test was used to examine the anti-hyperalgesic effect of drugs in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA)-induced inflammatory pain or chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain in rats...
March 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314909/localization-of-dynamin-related-protein-1-and-its-potential-role-in-lamellipodia-formation
#9
Youhwa Jo, Hyo Min Cho, Woong Sun, Jae Ryun Ryu
Dynamin-related protein1 (Drp1) plays an essential role in mitochondrial fission: Cytosolic Drp1 is translocated to the mitochondria upon stimulus, and oligomerized Drp1 constricts mitochondria by aid of actin filaments. Drp1 completes the fission process with GTP hydrolysis by its own GTPase activity. The importance of actin filament and its interaction with Drp1 in the mitochondrial fission process have been demonstrated. In this study, we found that Drp1 is enriched in the actin-rich leading edge of lamellipodia of mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) wherein mitochondria or peroxisomes are absent...
March 17, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303559/-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Sven Seifert, Pavel Sebesta, Marian Klenske, Mirko Esche
Introduction Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is one of the most extensively discussed diagnoses. There is neither a clear and homogenous clinical presentation nor an accepted definition. The term describes a complex of symptoms and complaints caused by the compression of nerves and vascular structures at one of the three defined constrictions of the upper thoracic aperture. Methods Based on a comprehensive literature review, this article presents the etiology, epidemiology and clinical diagnostics as well as the possibilities and outcomes of surgical treatment...
February 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301407/in-vivo-cysteinyl-leukotriene-release-in-allergic-and-nonallergic-immediate-hypersensitivity-reactions-during-anesthesia
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Dominique Laroche, Pierre Léturgie, Delphine Mariotte, Yann Ollivier, Jean-Luc Hanouz, Brigitte Le Mauff, Jean-Jacques Parienti
BACKGROUND: Immediate hypersensitivity reactions occurring during anesthesia are classified as allergic when skin tests and mast cell tryptase are positive and as nonallergic when negative results are obtained. Cysteinyl leukotrienes (cysLTs) are potent mediators synthesized by mast cell and eosinophil that induce bronchial constriction. They could play a role in hypersensitivity reactions. METHODS: cysLT C4, D4, and E4 concentrations were measured by a competition immunoassay in serial plasma samples obtained prospectively from 21 anesthetized controls and retrospectively from 34 patients who reacted at induction of anesthesia (24 with allergic and 10 with nonallergic reactions)...
March 16, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300726/a-computational-comparison-of-the-multiple-breath-washout-and-forced-oscillation-technique-as-markers-of-bronchoconstriction
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Brody H Foy, David Kay
Many types of lung disease lead to constriction of airways within the conducting zone, causing increases in airway resistance and ventilation heterogeneity (VH). The multiple-breath washout (MBW) and forced oscillation technique (FOT) are two clinical measures of small airway bronchoconstriction. Within this study computational modelling of the MBW and FOT was applied to the analysis of thousands of bronchoconstriction scenarios in the conducting zone of the lungs. The simulations show that MBW indices primarily respond to the severity of constriction, while FOT indices may be able to distinguish between constrictions at differing airway depths...
March 12, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300638/astaxanthin-attenuated-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-and-myocardial-fibrosis-partially-by-activating-sirt1
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Jun Zhang, Quan-Zhen Wang, Shao-Hua Zhao, Xiang Ji, Jie Qiu, Jian Wang, Yi Zhou, Qian Cai, Jie Zhang, Hai-Qing Gao
BACKGROUND: Myocardial fibrosis contributes to cardiac dysfunction. Astaxanthin (AST), a member of the carotenoid family, is a well-known antioxidant, but its effect on and underlying mechanisms in myocardial fibrosis are poorly understood. METHODS: In vivo, myocardial fibrosis and cardiac dysfunction were induced using transverse aortic constriction (TAC). AST was administered to mice for 12weeks post-surgery. In vitro, transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) was used to stimulate human cardiac fibroblasts (HCFs)...
March 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300182/statistics-of-localized-phase-slips-in-tunable-width-planar-point-contacts
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Xavier D A Baumans, Vyacheslav S Zharinov, Eline Raymenants, Sylvain Blanco Alvarez, Jeroen E Scheerder, Jérémy Brisbois, Davide Massarotti, Roberta Caruso, Francesco Tafuri, Ewald Janssens, Victor V Moshchalkov, Joris Van de Vondel, Alejandro V Silhanek
The main dissipation mechanism in superconducting nanowires arises from phase slips. Thus far, most of the studies focus on long nanowires where coexisting events appear randomly along the nanowire. In the present work we investigate highly confined phase slips at the contact point of two superconducting leads. Profiting from the high current crowding at this spot, we are able to shrink in-situ the nanoconstriction. This procedure allows us to investigate, in the very same sample, thermally activated phase slips and the probability density function of the switching current Isw needed to trigger an avalanche of events...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299467/cardiomyocyte-ogt-limits-ventricular-dysfunction-in-mice-following-pressure-overload-without-affecting-hypertrophy
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Sujith Dassanayaka, Robert E Brainard, Lewis J Watson, Bethany W Long, Kenneth R Brittian, Angelica M DeMartino, Allison L Aird, Anna M Gumpert, Timothy N Audam, Peter J Kilfoil, Senthilkumar Muthusamy, Tariq Hamid, Sumanth D Prabhu, Steven P Jones
The myocardial response to pressure overload involves coordination of multiple transcriptional, posttranscriptional, and metabolic cues. The previous studies show that one such metabolic cue, O-GlcNAc, is elevated in the pressure-overloaded heart, and the increase in O-GlcNAcylation is required for cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in vitro. Yet, it is not clear whether and how O-GlcNAcylation participates in the hypertrophic response in vivo. Here, we addressed this question using patient samples and a preclinical model of heart failure...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298492/-wait-anaphase-signals-are-not-confined-to-the-mitotic-spindle
#16
Lydia Reńe Heasley, Steven M Markus, Jennifer G DeLuca
The Spindle Assembly Checkpoint ensures the faithful inheritance of chromosomes by arresting mitotic progression in the presence of kinetochores that are not attached to spindle microtubules. This is achieved through inhibition of the Anaphase Promoting Complex/Cyclosome by a kinetochore-derived 'wait anaphase' signal known as the Mitotic Checkpoint Complex. It remains unclear whether the localization and activity of these inhibitory complexes are restricted to the mitotic spindle compartment or are diffusible throughout the cytoplasm...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298491/cyk-4-regulates-rac-but-not-rho-during-cytokinesis
#17
Yelena Zhuravlev, Sophia M Hirsch, Shawn N Jordan, Julien Dumont, Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, Julie C Canman
Cytokinesis is driven by constriction of an actomyosin contractile ring that is controlled by Rho family small GTPases. Rho, activated by the Guanine-nucleotide Exchange Factor (GEF) ECT-2, is upstream of both myosin-II activation and diaphanous formin-mediated filamentous actin (f-actin) assembly, which drive ring constriction. The role for Rac and its regulators is more controversial but, based on the finding that Rac inactivation can rescue cytokinesis failure when the GTPase Activating Protein (GAP) CYK-4 is disrupted, Rac activity was proposed to be inhibitory to contractile ring constriction and thus specifically inactivated by CYK-4 at the division plane...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298469/the-king-of-snakes-performance-and-morphology-of-intraguild-predators-lampropeltis-and-their-prey-pantherophis
#18
David A Penning, Brad R Moon
Across ecosystems and trophic levels, predators are usually larger than their prey, and when trophic morphology converges, predators typically avoid predation on intraguild competitors unless the prey is notably smaller in size. However, a currently unexplained exception occurs in kingsnakes in the genus Lampropeltis Kingsnakes are able to capture, constrict and consume other snakes that are not only larger than themselves but that are also powerful constrictors (such as ratsnakes in the genus Pantherophis)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297683/effects-of-hypothermia-on-the-mechanical-behavior-of-rabbit-femoral-arteries
#19
Kozaburo Hayashi, Yuki Kurose
The need to better understand the effects of non-physiological temperatures on arterial wall behavior is becoming more important because of the increased clinical use of hypothermal and hyperthermal treatments. The present study was performed to examine the effects of temperature on the mechanical behavior of femoral arteries excised from rabbits. Among 17, 27, 37, and 42°C, there were no significant differences in their diameter, stiffness, and P-D relations under the physiologically normal, control condition, although the arterial diameter was slightly smaller at 42°C than at the other three temperatures...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296562/immunomodulatory-yersinia-outer-proteins-yops-useful-tools-for-bacteria-and-humans-alike
#20
Benjamin Grabowski, M Alexander Schmidt, Christian Rüter
Human-pathogenic Yersinia produce plasmid-encoded Yersinia outer proteins (Yops), which are necessary to down-regulate anti-bacterial responses that constrict bacterial survival in the host. These Yops are effectively translocated directly from the bacterial into the target cell cytosol by the type III secretion system (T3SS). Cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) in contrast are characterized by their ability to autonomously cross cell membranes and to transport cargo - independent of additional translocation systems...
March 15, 2017: Virulence
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