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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747875/effects-of-high-definition-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-applied-simultaneously-to-both-primary-motor-cortices-on-bimanual-sensorimotor-performance
#1
Nils H Pixa, Fabian Steinberg, Michael Doppelmayr
Many daily activities, such as tying one's shoe laces, opening a jar of jam or performing a free throw in basketball, require the skillful coordinated use of both hands. Even though the non-invasive method of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been repeatedly shown to improve unimanual motor performance, little is known about its effects on bimanual motor performance. More knowledge about how tDCS may improve bimanual behavior would be relevant to motor recovery, e.g., in persons with bilateral impairment of hand function...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744649/electrophysiological-features-of-single-store-operated-calcium-channels-in-hek-s4-cell-line-with-stable-stim1-protein-knockdown
#2
A V Shalygin, V A Vigont, L N Glushankova, O A Zimina, D O Kolesnikov, A Yu Skopin, E V Kaznacheeva
An important role in intracellular calcium signaling is played by store-operated channels activated by STIM proteins, calcium sensors of the endoplasmic reticulum. In stable STIM1 knockdown HEK S4 cells, single channels activated by depletion of intracellular calcium stores were detected by cell-attached patch-clamp technique and their electrophysiological parameters were described. Comparison of the properties of single channels in HEK293 and HEK S4 cells revealed no significant differences in their current-voltage curves, while regulation of store-operated calcium channels in these cell lines depended on the level of STIM1 expression...
July 26, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743166/second-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-discontinuation-attempt-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia
#3
Laurence Legros, Franck E Nicolini, Gabriel Etienne, Philippe Rousselot, Delphine Rea, Stéphane Giraudier, Agnès Guerci-Bresler, Françoise Huguet, Martine Gardembas, Martine Escoffre, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Marie-Pierre Noël, Bruno R Varet, Thomas Pagliardini, Irit Touitou, Stéphane Morisset, Francois-Xavier Mahon
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated that approximately one-half of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who receive treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and achieve and maintain a deep molecular response (DMR) are able to successfully discontinue therapy. In patients who have a molecular relapse, a DMR is rapidly regained upon treatment re-initiation. METHODS: The authors report the results from RE-STIM, a French observational, multicenter study that evaluated treatment-free remission (TFR) in 70 patients who re-attempted TKI discontinuation after a first unsuccessful attempt...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735132/asleep-robot-assisted-surgery-for-the-implantation-of-subthalamic-electrodes-provides-the-same-clinical-improvement-and-therapeutic-window-as-awake-surgery
#4
Michel Lefranc, Yassine Zouitina, Mélissa Tir, Philippe Merle, Martial Ouendo, Jean-Marc Constans, Olivier Godefroy, Johann Peltier, Pierre Krystkowiak
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of not performing an awake clinical evaluation during the robot-assisted implantation subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) electrodes on the stimulation parameters and clinical outcome in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: A total of 23 PD patients underwent robot-assisted surgery for the bilateral implantation of STN-DBS electrodes. Thirteen patients received general anesthesia (GA) and a limited intraoperative evaluation (side effects only), whereas 10 received local anesthesia and a full evaluation...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
#5
T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, I Schipper, L A Louwé, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704266/electrical-stimulation-therapy-for-dysphagia-a-follow-up-survey-of-usa-dysphagia-practitioners
#6
Ali Barikroo, Giselle Carnaby, Michael Crary
The aim of this study was to compare current application, practice patterns, clinical outcomes, and professional attitudes of dysphagia practitioners regarding electrical stimulation (e-stim) therapy with similar data obtained in 2005. A web-based survey was posted on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Group 13 webpage for 1 month. A total of 271 survey responses were analyzed and descriptively compared with the archived responses from the 2005 survey. Results suggested that e-stim application increased by 47% among dysphagia practitioners over the last 10 years...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503722/fertility-preservation-with-ovarian-stimulation-and-time-to-treatment-in-women-with-stage-ii-iii-breast-cancer-receiving-neoadjuvant-therapy
#7
A Jo Chien, Julia Chambers, Fiona Mcauley, Tessa Kaplan, Joseph Letourneau, Jimmy Hwang, Mi-Ok Kim, Michelle E Melisko, Hope S Rugo, Laura J Esserman, Mitchell P Rosen
PURPOSE: To determine whether fertility preservation with ovarian stimulation (OS) results in treatment delay in breast cancer (BC) patients receiving neoadjuvant therapy (NAT). METHODS: This is a retrospective study of women screened for the prospective neoadjuvant ISPY2 trial at the University of California San Francisco. All patients were <43, had stage II-III BC, and received neoadjuvant therapy. Time to initiation of NAT was compared between women who underwent OS (STIM) and women who did not (control)...
May 13, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435102/simultaneous-time-interleaved-multislice-stims-for-rapid-susceptibility-weighted-acquisition
#8
Berkin Bilgic, Huihui Ye, Lawrence L Wald, Kawin Setsompop
T2* weighted 3D Gradient Echo (GRE) acquisition is the main sequence used for Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM). These applications require a long echo time (TE) to build up phase contrast, requiring a long repetition time (TR), and leading to excessively lengthy scans. The long TE acquisition creates a significant amount of unused time within each TR, which can be utilized for either multi-echo sampling or additional image encoding with the echo-shift technique...
July 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414914/designing-uniquely-addressable-bio-orthogonal-synthetic-scaffolds-for-dna-and-rna-origami
#9
Jerzy Kozyra, Alessandro Ceccarelli, Emanuela Torelli, Annunziata Lopiccolo, Jing-Ying Gu, Harold Fellermann, Ulrich Stimming, Natalio Krasnogor
Nanotechnology and synthetic biology are rapidly converging, with DNA origami being one of the leading bridging technologies. DNA origami was shown to work well in a wide array of biotic environments. However, the large majority of extant DNA origami scaffolds utilize bacteriophages or plasmid sequences thus severely limiting its future applicability as a bio-orthogonal nanotechnology platform. In this paper we present the design of biologically inert (i.e., "bio-orthogonal") origami scaffolds. The synthetic scaffolds have the additional advantage of being uniquely addressable (unlike biologically derived ones) and hence are better optimized for high-yield folding...
July 21, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175299/inhibiting-sphingosine-kinase-2-mitigates-mutant-huntingtin-induced-neurodegeneration-in-neuron-models-of-huntington-disease
#10
Jose F Moruno-Manchon, Ndidi-Ese Uzor, Maria P Blasco-Conesa, Sishira Mannuru, Nagireddy Putluri, Erin E Furr-Stimming, Andrey S Tsvetkov
Huntington disease (HD) is the most common inherited neurodegenerative disorder. It has no cure. The protein huntingtin causes HD, and mutations to it confer toxic functions to the protein that lead to neurodegeneration. Thus, identifying modifiers of mutant huntingtin-mediated neurotoxicity might be a therapeutic strategy for HD. Sphingosine kinases 1 (SK1) and 2 (SK2) synthesize sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid messenger critically involved in many vital cellular processes, such as cell survival...
April 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926618/does-sensory-transcutaneous-electrical-stimulation-prevent-pneumonia-in-the-acute-stage-of-stroke-a-preliminary-study
#11
Satoshi Hamada, Hirofumi Yamaguchi, Hiroyoshi Hara
Acute stroke patients with dysphagia are at risk of developing pulmonary infection, which increases the risk of death. Therefore, optimal management of dysphagia is essential; however, available evidence supporting the effectiveness of dysphagia treatments is limited. Surface electrical stimulation (e-stim) has been developed as a new treatment modality for dysphagia. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of surface sensory e-stim therapy in preventing pulmonary infection in 53 acute stroke patients with dysphagia...
March 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709618/the-wound-healing-trajectory-and-predictors-with-combined-electric-stimulation-and-conventional-care-one-outpatient-wound-care-clinic-s-experience
#12
Kehua Zhou, Ronald Schenk, Michael S Brogan
BACKGROUND: Electric stimulation (E-stim) has been found to be an effective treatment in improving wound healing rates. However, the wound healing trajectory and its related predictors for complete wound closure (CWC) have not been reported with E-stim treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Data on 159 patients treated at an outpatient wound clinic utilizing combined intervention of E-stim and conventional care were included. The Kaplan-Meier healing curve together with linear regression models depicted the percentage of patients with CWC against time...
December 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573000/low-vitamin-d-modulated-calcium-regulating-proteins-in-psoriasis-vulgaris-plaques-s100a7-overexpression-depends-on-joint-involvement
#13
Susana Cubillos, Johannes Norgauer
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease with or without joint involvement. In this disease, the thickened epidermis and impaired barrier are associated with altered calcium gradients. Calcium and vitamin D are known to play important roles in keratinocyte differentiation and bone metabolism. Intracellular calcium is regulated by calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), calcium release-activated calcium modulator (ORAI) and stromal interaction molecule (STIM). Other proteins modulated by vitamin D play important roles in calcium regulation e...
October 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27281129/targeting-stim-and-orai-proteins-as-an-alternative-approach-in-anticancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Francesco Moccia, Estella Zuccolo, Valentina Poletto, Ilaria Turin, Germano Guerra, Paolo Pedrazzoli, Vittorio Rosti, Camillo Porta, Daniela Montagna
An increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration plays a key role in the establishment of many cancer hallmarks, including aberrant proliferation, migration, invasion, resistance to apoptosis and angiogenesis. The dysregulation of Ca2+ entry is one of the most subtle mechanisms by which cancer cells overwhelm their normal counterparts and gain the adaptive advantages that result in tumour growth, vascularisation and dissemination throughout the organism. Both constitutive and agonist-induced Ca2+ influx may be mediated by store-dependent as well as store-independent Ca2+ entry routes...
2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27153003/dark-field-scanning-transmission-ion-microscopy-via-detection-of-forward-scattered-helium-ions-with-a-microchannel-plate
#15
Taylor J Woehl, Ryan M White, Robert R Keller
A microchannel plate was used as an ion sensitive detector in a commercial helium ion microscope (HIM) for dark-field transmission imaging of nanomaterials, i.e. scanning transmission ion microscopy (STIM). In contrast to previous transmission HIM approaches that used secondary electron conversion holders, our new approach detects forward-scattered helium ions on a dedicated annular shaped ion sensitive detector. Minimum collection angles between 125 mrad and 325 mrad were obtained by varying the distance of the sample from the microchannel plate detector during imaging...
June 2016: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27014014/simultaneous-tdcs-fmri-identifies-resting-state-networks-correlated-with-visual-search-enhancement
#16
Daniel E Callan, Brian Falcone, Atsushi Wada, Raja Parasuraman
This study uses simultaneous transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and functional MRI (fMRI) to investigate tDCS modulation of resting state activity and connectivity that underlies enhancement in behavioral performance. The experiment consisted of three sessions within the fMRI scanner in which participants conducted a visual search task: Session 1: Pre-training (no performance feedback), Session 2: Training (performance feedback given), Session 3: Post-training (no performance feedback). Resting state activity was recorded during the last 5 min of each session...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26985029/store-operated-calcium-entry-in-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-is-controlled-by-synergistic-activation-of-trpc-and-orai-channels
#17
Tünde Molnár, Oleg Yarishkin, Anthony Iuso, Peter Barabas, Bryan Jones, Robert E Marc, Tam T T Phuong, David Križaj
UNLABELLED: The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is at the epicenter of astrocyte Ca(2+) signaling. We sought to identify the molecular mechanism underlying store-operated calcium entry that replenishes ER stores in mouse Müller cells. Store depletion, induced through blockade of sequestration transporters in Ca(2+)-free saline, induced synergistic activation of canonical transient receptor potential 1 (TRPC1) and Orai channels. Store-operated TRPC1 channels were identified by their electrophysiological properties, pharmacological blockers, and ablation of the Trpc1 gene...
March 16, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26692768/hilbert-huang-transform-in-detecting-and-analyzing-the-uterine-contraction-activities
#18
Kemal Aydın, Murat Demirer, Coşkun Bayrak
OBJECTIVE: The diagnosis of labor is currently one of the most difficult problems encountered by obstetrical healthcare providers. A major health problem is the increase in the rate of preterm delivery, which is responsible for 75% of all deaths in newborns. In addition, preterm delivery is associated with several cognitive and health problems in later life and enormous costs for the health system. A better understanding of myometrial activities could help to reduce preterm deliveries and the costs associated with prematurity in the following years...
2015: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26218135/stim-and-orai-proteins-in-the-nervous-system
#19
REVIEW
Robert Kraft
Stromal interaction molecules (STIM) 1 and 2 are sensors of the calcium concentration in the endoplasmic reticulum. Depletion of endoplasmic reticulum calcium stores activates STIM proteins which, in turn, bind and open calcium channels in the plasma membrane formed by the proteins ORAI1, ORAI2, and ORAI3. The resulting store-operated calcium entry (SOCE), mostly controlled by the principal components STIM1 and ORAI1, has been particularly characterized in immune cells. In the nervous system, all STIM and ORAI homologs are expressed...
2015: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26156511/effects-of-subthalamic-nucleus-stimulation-on-motor-cortex-plasticity-in-parkinson-disease
#20
Sang Jin Kim, Kaviraja Udupa, Zhen Ni, Elena Moro, Carolyn Gunraj, Filomena Mazzella, Andres M Lozano, Mojgan Hodaie, Anthony E Lang, Robert Chen
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that subthalamic nucleus (STN) deep brain stimulation (DBS) will improve long-term potentiation (LTP)-like plasticity in motor cortex in Parkinson disease (PD). METHODS: We studied 8 patients with PD treated with STN-DBS and 9 age-matched healthy controls. Patients with PD were studied in 4 sessions in medication (Med) OFF/stimulator (Stim) OFF, Med-OFF/Stim-ON, Med-ON/Stim-OFF, and Med-ON/Stim-ON states in random order. Motor evoked potential amplitude and cortical silent period duration were measured at baseline before paired associated stimulation (PAS) and at 3 different time intervals (T0, T30, T60) up to 60 minutes after PAS in the abductor pollicis brevis and abductor digiti minimi muscles...
August 4, 2015: Neurology
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