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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092021/sunshine-vitamin-and-thyroid
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Immacolata Cristina Nettore, Luigi Albano, Paola Ungaro, Annamaria Colao, Paolo Emidio Macchia
Vitamin D exerts its canonical roles on the musculoskeletal system and in the calcium/phosphorus homeostasis. In the last years, increasing evidences suggested several extra-skeletal actions of this hormone, indicating that vitamin D may produce effects in almost all the body tissues. These are mediated by the presence of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and thanks to the presence of the 1-α-hydroxylase, the protein that converts the 25-hydroxyvitamin (calcidiol) to the active form 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin (calcitriol)...
January 14, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091836/assessment-of-edema-using-stir-via-3d-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-suspected-myocarditis
#2
Michael Jeserich, Bela Merkely, Pascal Schlosser, Simone Kimmel, Gabor Pavlik, Stephan Achenbach
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate three-dimensional T2-weighted fast spin echo triple inversion recovery sequences (STIR+) for the diagnosis of myocardial edema in patients with suspected early myocarditis after respiratory or gastrointestinal tract viral infection and at follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively examined 28 patients with suspected myocarditis and 37 controls matched for gender and age. An ECG-triggered STIR+ was used to cover the entire left ventricle in short-axis images with 10-mm slice thickness and no interslice gap...
January 16, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091824/exercise-capacity-physical-activity-and-morbidity
#3
Danielle L Brunjes, Peter J Kennel, P Christian Schulze
Muscle weakness and atrophy are key characteristics of the aging adult but can also be found in chronically ill patients with heart failure, cancer, renal failure, and chronic infectious diseases all associated with an accelerated level of muscle dysfunction. Reduced physical activity levels and exercise intolerance increase muscle loss and decrease quality of life in both the aging and heart failure populations. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the effects of aging and heart failure on skeletal muscle function and how exercise training can improve long-term outcomes associated with skeletal muscle dysfunction...
January 16, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091823/skeletal-muscle-inflammation-and-atrophy-in-heart-failure
#4
Kory J Lavine, Oscar L Sierra
Heart failure represents a systemic disease with profound effects on multiple peripheral tissues including skeletal muscle. Within the context of heart failure, perturbations in skeletal muscle physiology, structure, and function strongly contribute to exercise intolerance and the morbidity of this devastating disease. There is growing evidence that chronic heart failure imparts specific pathological changes within skeletal muscle beds resulting in muscle dysfunction and tissue atrophy. Mechanistically, systemic and local inflammatory responses drive critical aspects of this pathology...
January 14, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091730/actin-isoform-expression-patterns-in-adult-extracardiac-and-cardiac-rhabdomyomas-indicate-a-different-cell-of-origin
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Christina C Westhoff, Katharina Schoner, Sylvia Hartmann, Andreas M Sesterhenn, Roland Moll
Rhabdomyomas are rare striated muscle-type tumors arising in the heart or in soft tissues. Using a monoclonal antibody specific for the cardiac isoform of α-actin (α-cardiac actin, α-CAA), differential expression patterns in striated muscle tissues were reported previously. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether the α-actin isoform specificity is maintained in rhabdomyomas according to their origin, comparing extracardiac to cardiac rhabdomyomas. We immunohistochemically investigated adult extracardiac (pharyngeal) rhabdomyomas (n = 4) and cardiac rhabdomyomas (n = 7) employing isoform-specific monoclonal antibodies...
January 14, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091624/paracrine-cross-talk-between-skeletal-muscle-and-macrophages-in-exercise-by-pgc-1%C3%AE-controlled-bnp
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Regula Furrer, Petra S Eisele, Alexander Schmidt, Markus Beer, Christoph Handschin
Activation of resident and infiltrating immune cells is a central event in training adaptation and other contexts of skeletal muscle repair and regeneration. A precise orchestration of inflammatory events in muscle fibers and immune cells is required after recurrent contraction-relaxation cycles. However, the mechanistic aspects of this important regulation remain largely unknown. We now demonstrate that besides a dominant role in controlling cellular metabolism, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ co-activator 1α (PGC-1α) also has a profound effect on cytokine expression in muscle tissue...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091529/long-non-coding-rna-linc-ram-enhances-myogenic-differentiation-by-interacting-with-myod
#7
Xiaohua Yu, Yong Zhang, Tingting Li, Zhao Ma, Haixue Jia, Qian Chen, Yixia Zhao, Lili Zhai, Ran Zhong, Changyin Li, Xiaoting Zou, Jiao Meng, Antony K Chen, Pier Lorenzo Puri, Meihong Chen, Dahai Zhu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are important regulators of diverse biological processes. Here we report on functional identification and characterization of a novel long intergenic non-coding RNA with MyoD-regulated and skeletal muscle-restricted expression that promotes the activation of the myogenic program, and is therefore termed Linc-RAM (Linc-RNA Activator of Myogenesis). Linc-RAM is transcribed from an intergenic region of myogenic cells and its expression is upregulated during myogenesis. Notably, in vivo functional studies show that Linc-RAM knockout mice display impaired muscle regeneration due to the differentiation defect of satellite cells...
January 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091408/novel-mutation-of-cleidocranial-dysplasia-related-frameshift-runt-related-transcription-factor-2-in-a-sporadic-chinese-case
#8
Xue-Yan Qin, Pei-Zeng Jia, Hua-Xiang Zhao, Wei-Ran Li, Feng Chen, Jiu-Xiang Lin
BACKGROUND: Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is an autosomal dominant disease that affects the skeletal system. Common symptoms of CCD include hypoplasia or aplasia of the clavicles, delayed or even absent closure of the fontanels, midface hypoplasia, short stature, and delayed eruption of permanent and supernumerary teeth. Previous studies reported a connection between CCD and the haploinsufficiency of runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2). Here, we report a sporadic Chinese case presenting typical symptoms of CCD...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091386/prevalence-of-infection-with-the-larval-form-of-the-cestode-parasite-taenia-saginata-in-cattle-in-northwest-iran-and-its-zoonotic-importance
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Mohammad Mirzaei, Ahmad Nematolahi, Javad Ashrafihelan, Hadi Rezaei
OBJECTIVE: Bovine cysticercosis is a cattle infection caused by a tapeworm, Taenia saginata. While the condition is relatively innocuous, the parasite infects the small intestine of humans in its mature stage and causes a few specific symptoms such as abdominal pain and nausea. METHODS: Between February 2013 and February 2014, a total of 640 cattle were randomly selected from all the cattle sent to the abattoir, and some internal organs and skeletal muscles of these cattle were inspected...
December 2016: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091351/supplementing-the-maternal-diet-of-rats-with-butyrate-enhances-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-the-skeletal-muscles-of-weaned-offspring
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Yanping Huang, Shixing Gao, Guo Jun, Ruqian Zhao, Xiaojing Yang
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of maternal dietary butyrate supplementation on energy metabolism and mitochondrial biogenesis in offspring skeletal muscle and the possible mediating mechanisms. Virgin female rats were randomly assigned to either control or butyrate diets (1 % butyrate sodium) throughout gestation and lactation. At the end of lactation (21 d), the offspring were killed by exsanguination from the abdominal aorta under anaesthesia. The results showed that maternal butyrate supplementation throughout gestation and lactation did not affect offspring body weight...
January 16, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091127/amino-modified-polystyrene-nanoparticles-affect-signalling-pathways-of-the-sea-urchin-paracentrotus-lividus-embryos
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Annalisa Pinsino, Elisa Bergami, Camilla Della Torre, Maria Luisa Vannuccini, Piero Addis, Marco Secci, Kenneth A Dawson, Valeria Matranga, Ilaria Corsi
Polystyrene nanoparticles have been shown to pose serious risk to marine organisms including sea urchin embryos based on their surface properties and consequently behaviour in natural sea water. The aim of this study is to investigate the toxicity pathways of amino polystyrene nanoparticles (PS-NH2, 50 nm) in Paracentrotus lividus embryos in terms of development and signalling at both protein and gene levels. Two sub-lethal concentrations of 3 and 4 µg/mL of PS-NH2 were used to expose sea urchin embryos in natural sea water (PS-NH2 as aggregates of 143 ± 5 nm)...
January 16, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090342/-1-h-mrs-measured-ectopic-fat-in-liver-and-muscle-is-associated-with-the-metabolic-syndrome-in-danish-girls-but-not-in-boys-with-overweight-and-obesity
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A Nissen, C E Fonvig, E Chabanova, C Bøjsøe, C Trier, O Pedersen, T Hansen, H S Thomsen, J-C Holm
BACKGROUND: The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a complication to overweight and obesity, which can be observed already in childhood. Ectopic lipid accumulation in muscle and liver has been shown to associate with the development of insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Thus, the interaction between MetS and ectopic fat may offer clinical relevance. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prevalence of MetS, or components hereof, and ectopic fat accumulation in liver and skeletal muscle tissue in children, as well as interactions between these...
December 2016: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090145/total-body-composition-estimated-by-standing-posture-8-electrode-bioelectrical-impedance-analysis-in-male-wrestlers
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M-F Cheng, Y-Y Chen, T-R Jang, W-L Lin, J Chen, K-C Hsieh
Standing-posture 8-electrode bioelectrical impedance analysis is a fast and practical method for evaluating body composition in clinical settings, which can be used to estimate percentage body fat (BF%) and skeletal muscle mass in a subject's total body and body segments. In this study, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was used as a reference method for validating the standing 8-electrode bioelectrical impedance analysis device BC-418 (BIA8, Tanita Corp., Tokyo, Japan). Forty-eight Taiwanese male wrestlers aged from 17...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089988/cell-scientist-to-watch-edgar-gomes
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Edgar Gomes earned his PhD at the University of Coimbra in Portugal under the supervision of Carlos Duarte. He then travelled to the USA to train as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Gregg Gundersen at Columbia University in New York. Before moving back to Portugal in 2014, Edgar was a group leader in the Myology Institute at the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris (France) as an INSERM Avenir Fellow. His lab investigates the mechanisms of nuclear positioning in skeletal muscle and in migrating cells...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089906/adenosine-signaling-in-diabetes-mellitus-and-associated-cardiovascular-and-renal-complications
#15
REVIEW
Maria Peleli, Mattias Carlstrom
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by abnormal glucose and lipid metabolism, and subsequent hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia, which results from defects in pancreatic beta islets insulin secretion and/or decreased insulin sensitivity in metabolically active organs (i.e. liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue). Accumulating evidence highlights a critical role for the adenosine system in the regulation of insulin and glucose homeostasis and the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2D). Adenosine is a key diverse extracellular signaling molecule that regulates several aspects of tissue function by activating four G-protein-coupled receptors (i...
January 12, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089867/attenuation-of-obesity-induced-inflammation-in-mice-orally-administered-with-salmon-cartilage-proteoglycan-a-prophylactic-agent
#16
Shouhei Hirose, Krisana Asano, Akio Nakane
Obesity is associated with chronic inflammation of adipose tissue and causes development of type 2 diabetes. M1 macrophage population was increased in adipose tissue of obese mouse. M1 macrophages induce insulin resistance through the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines. Our previous studies demonstrated that salmon cartilage proteoglycan (PG) suppresses excess inflammation in various mouse inflammatory diseases. In this study, we examined the effect of PG on type 2 diabetes using high-fat-diet (HFD) induced obese mouse model...
January 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089792/pharmacological-inhibition-of-pkc%C3%AE-counteracts-muscle-disease-in-a-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#17
V Marrocco, P Fiore, A Benedetti, S Pisu, E Rizzuto, A Musarò, L Madaro, B Lozanoska-Ochser, M Bouché
: Inflammation plays a considerable role in the progression of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a severe muscle disease caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene. We previously showed that genetic ablation of Protein Kinase C θ (PKCθ) in mdx, the mouse model of DMD, improves muscle healing and regeneration, preventing massive inflammation. To establish whether pharmacological targeting of PKCθ in DMD can be proposed as a therapeutic option, in this study we treated young mdx mice with the PKCθ inhibitor Compound 20 (C20)...
January 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089364/the-impact-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-skeletal-muscle-depletion-and-preoperative-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-resectable-colorectal-liver-metastases
#18
Sam Eriksson, Jan H Nilsson, Peter Strandberg Holka, Jakob Eberhard, Inger Keussen, Christian Sturesson
BACKGROUND: Preoperative skeletal muscle depletion or sarcopenia has been suggested to predict worse outcome after resection of colorectal liver metastases. The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on preoperative skeletal muscle mass prior to liver resection. METHODS: Patients operated with liver resection for colorectal liver metastases between 2010 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Muscle mass was evaluated by measuring muscle area on a cross-sectional computed tomography image at the level of the third lumbar vertebra, and normalized for patient height, presenting a skeletal muscle index...
January 11, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088959/-effect-of-exendin-4-on-lipid-deposition-in-skeletal-muscle-of-diet-induced-obese-mice-and-its-underlying-mechanism
#19
H Y Cao, F Xu, Z L Chen, B S Lin, X B Zheng, S H Yuan, H Liang, J P Weng
Objective: To investigate the effect of exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, on reducing lipid deposition and improving insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and the underlying mechanisms in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice. Methods: Twelve male C57BL/6J mice were challenged with HFD for 12 weeks to induce obesity and then randomly divided into two groups: exendin-4 group (intraperitoneal injection of 24 nmol·kg(-1)·d(-1) exendin-4 for 4 weeks) and HFD group (intraperitoneal injection of normal saline for 4 weeks), with 6 mice in each group...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088654/transcriptional-response-of-skeletal-muscle-to-a-low-protein-perinatal-diet-in-rat-offspring-at-different-ages-the-role-of-key-enzymes-of-glucose-fatty-acid-oxidation
#20
José Luiz de Brito Alves, Ana Elisa Toscano, João Henrique da Costa-Silva, Hubert Vidal, Carol Góis Leandro, Luciano Pirola
Skeletal muscle is a plastic tissue during development with distinctive acute and chronic response to maternal protein restriction. This study evaluated gene and protein expression of key-enzymes of glycolytic pathway (HK2, PFK, PDK4 and CS), and fatty acid oxidation (CPT1 and β-HAD) of two different types of skeletal muscle [soleus and extensor digitorium longus (EDL)] from offspring rats at 30 and 90 days of age, exposed to maternal isoenergetic low protein diet throughout gestation and lactation. Pups from dams fed 17% protein diet (n=5, normal protein, Np), and low protein pups from dams fed 8% casein diet (low protein, Lp, n=5) were evaluated...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
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