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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288856/environmental-enrichment-ameliorates-chronic-immobilisation-stress-induced-spatial-learning-deficits-and-restores-the-expression-of-bdnf-vegf-gfap-and-glucocorticoid-receptors
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B M Shilpa, V Bhagya, G Harish, M M Srinivas Bharath, B S Shankaranarayana Rao
Severe and prolonged stress is the main environmental factor that precipitates depression, anxiety and cognitive dysfunctions. On the other hand, exposure to environmental enrichment (EE) has been shown to induce progressive plasticity in the brain and improve learning and memory in various neurological and psychiatric disorders. It is not known whether exposure to enriched environment could ameliorate chronic immobilisation stress-induced cognitive deficits and altered molecular markers. Hence, in the present study we aimed to evaluate the effect of enriched environment on chronic immobilisation stress (CIS) associated changes in spatial learning and memory, behavioural measures of anxiety, depression and molecular markers as well as structural alterations...
March 10, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275819/serial-clinical-and-mri-examinations-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-reconstruction-using-double-row-technique
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F Pfalzer, J Huth, E Stürmer, D Endele, B Kniesel, F Mauch
PURPOSE: Rotator cuff reconstruction using arthroscopic double-row technique enables a better repair of the anatomical footprint at the tendon insertion. Objective of this serial study was to illustrate structural and functional results during recovery following double-row reconstruction. METHODS: Forty-five patients with mid-sized ruptures of the supraspinatus tendon were assessed prospectively and underwent arthroscopic surgery using the double-row technique. Rupture localization, size, form, and extent of retraction were recorded intraoperatively...
March 9, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258011/mir-16-controls-myoblast-proliferation-and-apoptosis-through-directly-suppressing-bcl2-and-foxo1-activities
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Xinzheng Jia, Hongjia Ouyang, Bahareldin Ali Abdalla, Haiping Xu, Qinghua Nie, Xiquan Zhang
Myogenesis mainly involves several steps including myoblast proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and fusion. Except for muscle specific regulators, few miRNAs were proved to coordinate this complex process. Here, we reported that miR-16 inhibited myoblast proliferation and promoted myoblast apoptosis by directly targeting Bcl2 and FOXO1. The expression level of miR-16 was significantly decreased in the hypertrophic pectoral muscle compared to the normal pectoral muscle in chicken. In vitro, elevating miR-16 significantly inhibited myoblast proliferation and promoted myoblast apoptosis, resulting in about 11...
February 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222529/progressive-motor-deficit-is-mediated-by-the-denervation-of-neuromuscular-junctions-and-axonal-degeneration-in-transgenic-mice-expressing-mutant-p301s-tau-protein
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Zhuoran Yin, Femke Valkenburg, Betty E Hornix, Ietje Mantingh-Otter, Xingdong Zhou, Muriel Mari, Fulvio Reggiori, Debby Van Dam, Bart J L Eggen, Peter P De Deyn, Erik Boddeke
Tauopathies include a variety of neurodegenerative diseases associated with the pathological aggregation of hyperphosphorylated tau, resulting in progressive cognitive decline and motor impairment. The underlying mechanism for motor deficits related to tauopathy is not yet fully understood. Here, we use a novel transgenic tau mouse line, Tau 58/4, with enhanced neuron-specific expression of P301S mutant tau to investigate the motor abnormalities in association with the peripheral nervous system. Using stationary beam, gait, and rotarod tests, motor deficits were found in Tau 58/4 mice already 3 months after birth, which deteriorated during aging...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155230/further-delineation-of-a-rare-recessive-encephalomyopathy-linked-to-mutations-in-gfer-thanks-to-data-sharing-of-whole-exome-sequencing-data
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S Nambot, D Gavrilov, J Thevenon, A L Bruel, M Bainbridge, M Rio, C Goizet, A Rötig, J Jaeken, N Niu, F Xia, A Vital, N Houcinat, F Mochel, P Kuentz, D Lehalle, Y Duffourd, J B Rivière, C Thauvin-Robinet, A L Beaudet, L Faivre
Alterations in GFER gene have been associated with progressive mitochondrial myopathy, congenital cataracts, hearing loss, developmental delay, lactic acidosis and respiratory chain deficiency in 3 siblings born to consanguineous Moroccan parents by homozygosity mapping and candidate gene approach (OMIM#613076). Next generation sequencing recently confirmed this association by the finding of compound heterozygous variants in 19-year-old girl with a strikingly similar phenotype, but this ultra-rare entity remains however unknown from most of the scientific community...
February 2, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132954/dietary-magnesium-intake-alters-age-related-changes-in-rat-adipose-tissue-cellularity
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Sylvie Devaux, Markus Adrian, Pascal Laurant, Alain Berthelot, Annie Quignard-Boulangé
Obesity and related metabolic diseases are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. We have previously shown the beneficial effects of dietary magnesium (Mg) supplementation on cardiovascular disease in rats. Therefore, we aimed to examine the effect of an Mg-deficient or supplemented diet on adipose tissue cellularity changes during aging, and on blood pressure (BP), in rats. Male rats received for one (young adult) or 22 months (old), an Mg-deficient (Def) (150 mg/kg), standard (Std) (800 mg/kg) or Mg-supplemented (Sup) (3200 mg/kg) diet...
April 1, 2016: Magnesium Research: Official Organ of the International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101634/is-the-arthroscopic-suture-bridge-technique-suitable-for-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-of-any-size
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Sung Hyun Lee, Jeong Woo Kim, Tae Kyun Kim, Seok Hyun Kweon, Hong Je Kang, Se Jin Kim, Jin Sung Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare functional outcomes and tendon integrity between the suture bridge and modified tension band techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. METHODS: A consecutive series of 128 patients who underwent the modified tension band (MTB group; 69 patients) and suture bridge (SB group; 59 patients) techniques were enrolled. The pain visual analogue scale (VAS), Constant, and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) scores were determined preoperatively and at the final follow-up...
January 18, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090143/acute-exercise-regulates-adipogenic-gene-expression-in-white-adipose-tissue
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Y Shen, H Zhou, W Jin, H J Lee
White adipose tissue expansion is associated with both hypertrophy and hyperplasia of adipocytes. Exercise training results in adipocyte hypotrophy by activating lipolysis, but it is poorly understood whether exercise regulates adipogenesis by altering adipogenic gene expression. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single bout of swimming exercise on adipogenic gene expression in white adipose tissue (WAT). Male C57BL/6J mice were divided into two groups: a sedentary control group and a 120-minute swimming exercise group...
December 2016: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018685/coexistence-of-factor-vii-deficiency-and-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-in-two-siblings
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Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez, E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, M Teresa Alvarez-Roman, Ana L Hernandez-Moreno
We present the case of two patients aged 12 years and 7 years who were referred to our hospital for factor VII deficiency inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, who had suffered from previous multiple joint haemarthroses. They presented with fine motor symptoms and difficulty in walking. During physical examination we observed neurological symptoms (general hypotonia, muscular hypotrophy, exaggerated tendon reflexes, pes cavus, and spastic gait). Given that the symptoms were not justified by the deficiency of coagulation factor VII and on suspicion of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), tests were carried out...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958636/intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-pregnant-women-after-kidney-transplantation-as-a-marker-of-preeclampsia
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Anna Cyganek, Filip Andrzej Dabrowski, Bronislawa Pietrzak, Zoulikha Jabiry-Zieniewicz, Barbara Grzechocinska, Anna Madej, Miroslaw Wielgos
OBJECTIVES: Delayed motherhood is associated with an increasing number of comorbidities such as glomerulonephritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and diabetic nephropathy. Women after renal transplant belong to the group of patients who require a highly individualized approach to treatment and diagnosis. The aim of the study was to validate the commonly used diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia which seem to be irrelevant in patients with chronic renal insufficiency. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The course of pregnancy and delivery were retrospectively analyzed in 48 renal transplant patients...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942471/mixed-vascular-nevus-syndrome-a-report-of-four-new-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Martino Ruggieri, Agata Polizzi, Serena Strano, Carmelo Schepis, Massimiliano Morano, Giuseppe Belfiore, Stefano Palmucci, Pietro Valerio Foti, Concetta Pirrone, Vito Sofia, Emanuele David, Vincenzo Salpietro, Kshitij Mankad, Pietro Milone
BACKGROUND: Mixed vascular nevus (or nevus vascularis mixtus) represents an admixture of cutaneous vascular malformations of the telangiectatic type and angiospastic spots of nevus anemicus. It can occur as an purely cutaneous trait or as a hallmark of a neurocutaneous phenotype (mixed vascular nevus syndrome) characterised by the combination of: (I) paired vascular (telangiectatic and anemic) twin nevi and brain abnormalities of the Dyke-Davidoff-Masson type (i.e., crossed cerebral/cerebellar hemiatrophy with hypoplasia of the ipsilateral cerebral vessels and homolateral hypertrophy of the skull and sinuses (hyperpneumatisation) with contralateral hemispheric hypertrophy); or (II) paired vascular twin nevi and brain malformations of the Dyke-Davidoff-Masson type in association with systemic abnormalities consisting in facial asymmetry, skeletal anomalies (i...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854204/novel-dominant-mutation-in-bin1-gene-causing-mild-centronuclear-myopathy-revealed-by-myalgias-and-ck-elevation
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Matteo Garibaldi, Johann Böhm, Fabiana Fattori, Catherine Koch, Cecilia Surace, Pierfrancesco Ottaviani, Francesco Laschena, Jocelyn Laporte, Enrico Bertini, Giovanni Antonini, Norma B Romero
We present the clinical, morphological and molecular data of an Italian family with centronuclear myopathy, carrying a novel pathogenic mutation of BIN1 gene in heterozygous state, consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance. The proband, a 56-years-old man suffered of lower limbs myalgia and slight CK elevation. Clinical examination revealed no muscle weakness, short stature, mild symmetric eyelid ptosis, scapular winging, ankle retraction and well-developed muscles. Muscle biopsy showed nuclear centralization and clustering, deep sarcolemmal invaginations and type 1 fibers hypotrophy...
March 3, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848072/hamate-hook-nonunion-initially-mistaken-for-ulnar-nerve-compression-a%C3%A2-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Mario Josipovic, Dorotea Bozic, Ivan Bohacek, Tomislav Smoljanovic, Ivan Bojanic
BACKGROUND: Hamate hook (HH) stress fractures are rare, often presenting with misleading symptoms and easily overlooked/misdiagnosed. These fractures occur frequently in individuals participating in sports activities involving racquets, bats, or clubs. Symptoms are non-specific and often mimic other clinical conditions, such as ulnar nerve entrapment or ulnar vessel thrombosis. CASE REPORT: A 17-year-old tennis player with no history of trauma presented with dominant hand weakness together with pain and paresthesia on the ulnar side, which exacerbated with tennis play...
November 15, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818033/does-varicocelectomy-improve-semen-analysis-outcomes-in-adolescents-without-testicular-asymmetry
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David I Chu, Stephen A Zderic, Aseem R Shukla, Arun K Srinivasan, Gregory E Tasian, Dana A Weiss, Christopher J Long, Douglas A Canning, Thomas F Kolon
PURPOSE: The main indications for adolescent varicocelectomy are testicular hypotrophy or pain. However, we have previously shown that both serial total testicular volume and volume differential are weakly associated with semen quality. The ultimate patient goal is paternity, but semen analysis is critical to appropriate management of varicocele. We hypothesize that varicocelectomy improves total motile count (TMC) among patients who only have abnormal semen analysis (SA) parameters, but not among those with potential hormonal dysfunction such as Klinefelter syndrome or cryptorchidism...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779471/the-adaptive-role-of-nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-sulphide-in-vasoactive-responses-of-thoracic-aorta-is-triggered-already-in-young-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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S Cacanyiova, A Berenyiova, F Kristek, M Drobna, K Ondrias, M Grman
The aorta plays an important role in blood pressure control so the early determination of its vasoactive properties could predict pathological changes in hypertension. The aim of study was to compare vasoactive properties and geometry of thoracic aorta (TA) and the participation of two vasoactive transmitters, nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S), in TA tone regulation in young Wistar rats (WR) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Four-weeks-old WR and SHR were used. Systolic blood pressure (sBP) was measured by plethysmography...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748459/exocrine-pancreatic-function-in-children-with-alagille-syndrome
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Dorota Gliwicz, Irena Jankowska, Aldona Wierzbicka, Anna Miśkiewicz-Chotnicka, Aleksandra Lisowska, Jarosław Walkowiak
Alagille syndrome (AGS) is often associated with symptoms of maldigestion, such as steatorrhea, hypotrophy and growth retardation. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency was proposed as the underlying cause. We aimed to assess the exocrine pancreatic function with the use of different methods in AGS patients. Concentrations of fecal elastase-1 (FE1) and fecal lipase (FL) activities were measured in 33 children with AGS. The C-mixed triglyceride breath test (MTBT) in a subgroup comprising 15 patients. In all patients studied, FE1 concentrations and FL activities were normal...
October 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723069/first-and-third-trimester-serum-concentrations-of-adropin-and-copeptin-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-and-normal-pregnancy
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Filip A Dąbrowski, Patrycja Jarmużek, Agata Gondek, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jędrzejewska, Dorota Bomba-Opoń, Mirosław Wielgoś
OBJECTIVES: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a metabolic disease diagnosed in 1.7% up to 11.6% pregnancies. The prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcome is significantly higher in the case of early onset of diabetes mellitus. Adropin is a hormone promoting carbohydrate oxidation over fat oxidation, and influence nitric oxide synthase. Copeptin is a cleavage product of the vasopressin precursor recently correlated with diabetes mellitus. The aim of the study was to determine maternal serum adropin and copeptin concentrations in women with early and late manifestation of GDM and to discuss their potential role as biochemical markers of insulin resistance...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683825/coa7-c1orf163-resa1-mutations-associated-with-mitochondrial-leukoencephalopathy-and-cytochrome-c-oxidase-deficiency
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Anabel Martinez Lyons, Anna Ardissone, Aurelio Reyes, Alan J Robinson, Isabella Moroni, Daniele Ghezzi, Erika Fernandez-Vizarra, Massimo Zeviani
BACKGROUND: Assembly of cytochrome c oxidase (COX, complex IV, cIV), the terminal component of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, is assisted by several factors, most of which are conserved from yeast to humans. However, some of them, including COA7, are found in humans but not in yeast. COA7 is a 231aa-long mitochondrial protein present in animals, containing five Sel1-like tetratricopeptide repeat sequences, which are likely to interact with partner proteins. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing was carried out on a 19 year old woman, affected by early onset, progressive severe ataxia and peripheral neuropathy, mild cognitive impairment and a cavitating leukodystrophy of the brain with spinal cord hypotrophy...
December 2016: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660052/c14orf132-gene-is-possibly-related-to-extremely-low-birth-weight
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Airi Tiirats, Triin Viltrop, Margit Nõukas, Ene Reimann, Andres Salumets, Sulev Kõks
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive research the genetic component of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) in newborns has remained obscure. RESULTS: The aim of the case study was to identify candidate gene(s) causing ELBW in newborns and hypotrophy in infants. A family of four was studied: mother, father and two ELBW-phenotype children. Studies were made of the medical conditions of the second child at birth and post-partum - peculiar phenotype, micro-anomalies, recurrent infections, suspicion of autoimmune hepatitis, multifactorial encephalopathy and suspected metabolic and chromosomal abnormalities...
2016: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634052/a-systematic-review-of-prenatal-screening-for-congenital-heart-disease-by-fetal-electrocardiography
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Kim M J Verdurmen, Noortje B Eijsvoogel, Carlijn Lempersz, Rik Vullings, Christian Schroer, Judith O E H van Laar, S Guid Oei
BACKGROUND: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common severe congenital anomaly worldwide. Diagnosis early in pregnancy is important, but the detection rate by two-dimensional ultrasonography is only 65%-81%. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate existing data on CHD and noninvasive abdominal fetal electrocardiography (ECG). SEARCH STRATEGY: A systematic review was performed through a search of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Embase for studies published up to April 2016 using the terms "congenital heart disease," "fetal electrocardiogram," and other similar keywords...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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