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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350715/continuous-cardiac-autonomic-and-haemodynamic-responses-to-isometric-exercise
#1
Katrina A Taylor, Jonathan D Wiles, Damian D Coleman, Rajan Sharma, Jamie M O'Driscoll
PURPOSE: Elevated arterial blood pressure (BP) is associated with autonomic dysfunction and impaired haemodynamic control mechanisms. Isometric exercise (IE) training has been demonstrated effective at reducing BP; however, the continuous cardiovascular responses during IE are underinvestigated. We hypothesized that reflex autonomic cardiovascular control is an important mediator in reducing BP. To test our hypothesis, we investigated continuous cardiac autonomic modulation and baroreceptor reflex sensitivity (BRS) in response to IE...
March 27, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346316/impact-of-direction-of-unloading-influence-on-template-rate-of-perceived-exertion
#2
Beau Kjerulf Greer, Patrick R Young, Brooke Thompson, Brendan J Rickert, Matthew F Moran
It is suggested that exercisers engage in a process of teleoanticipation and create an exercise template based upon previous experience with the exercise task which guides their perceptions of the amount of effort required for task completion. The present study examined how altering workload intensity during a positive-pressure treadmill task may impact ratings of perceived exertion (RPE). In a counter-balanced design, 15 collegiate cross country runners (7 males, 8 females) performed two 25-min runs at a constant velocity while bodyweight (BW) was either increased from 60% to 100% (INC) or decreased from 100% to 60% (DEC) in 5 min increments...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345417/the-effect-of-mechanical-loading-upon-extracellular-matrix-bioscaffold-mediated-skeletal-muscle-remodeling
#3
Jenna Lynn Dziki, Ross M Giglio, Brian M Sicari, Derek S Wang, Riddhi M Gandhi, Ricardo Londono, Christopher L Dearth, Stephen F Badylak
Mounting evidence suggests that site-appropriate loading of implanted extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffolds and the surrounding microenvironment is an important tissue remodeling determinant, though the role at the cellular level in ECM-mediated skeletal muscle remodeling remains unknown. The present study evaluates cross-talk between progenitor cells and macrophages during mechanical loading in ECM-mediated skeletal muscle repair. Myoblasts were exposed to solubilized ECM bioscaffolds and were mechanically loaded at 10% strain, 1 Hz for 5 hours...
March 27, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342324/short-bursts-of-cyclic-mechanical-compression-modulate-tissue-formation-in-a-3d-hybrid-scaffold
#4
M Brunelli, C M Perrault, D Lacroix
Among the cues affecting cells behaviour, mechanical stimuli are known to have a key role in tissue formation and mineralization of bone cells. While soft scaffolds are better at mimicking the extracellular environment, they cannot withstand the high loads required to be efficient substitutes for bone in vivo. We propose a 3D hybrid scaffold combining the load-bearing capabilities of polycaprolactone (PCL) and the ECM-like chemistry of collagen gel to support the dynamic mechanical differentiation of human embryonic mesodermal progenitor cells (hES-MPs)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341100/the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-heart-failure
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Yaron D Barac, Fabian Emrich, Efrat Krutzwakd-Josefson, Sonja Schrepfer, Luiz C Sampaio, James T Willerson, Robert C Robbins, Aaron Ciechanover, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Dan Aravot, Doris A Taylor
The rising incidence of heart failure (HF) is one of the biggest challenges in cardiovascular medicine. The persistent shortage of donor organs for transplantation has led to an expanding application of left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to recovery. Accumulating evidence suggests that the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS), which is responsible for protein degradation, plays a direct role in cardiac hypertrophy and HF and is impacted by mechanical unloading. The UPS system also plays a role in the cardiac regulation of apoptosis, cell mass, and sarcomere quality control...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339862/a-new-insight-into-the-evolution-and-functional-divergence-of-sweet-transporters-in-chinese-white-pear-pyrus-bretschneideri
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Jiaming Li, Mengfan Qin, Xin Qiao, Yinsheng Cheng, Xiaolong Li, Huping Zhang, Jun Wu
SWEET genes are a recently identified plant gene family that play an indispensable role in sugar efflux. However, no systematic study has been performed in pear. In this research, 18 SWEET transporters identified in pear, almost twice the number found in woodland strawberry and Japanese apricot, were divided into four clades. Conserved motifs and six exons of the SWEET transporters were found in six species. SWEET transporters contained seven transmembrane segments (TMSs) that evolved from an internal duplication of an ancestral three-TMSs unit, connected by TMS4...
March 1, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339713/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-intermittent-mechanical-pressure-with-short-loading-duration-new-type-of-intermittent-force-for-orthodontic-treatment
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Kento Shoman, Yoshiaki Sato, Eisuke Nishikawa, Yuusuke Kudo, Takaaki Yamamoto, Junichiro Iida
Background: Since it is difficult to precisely control the magnitude of force in orthodontic practice, controlling the duration of force is expected to prevent tissue damage. The use of an actuator as an appliance for intermittent force application is a possible solution for controlling the duration. However, effectiveness of an actuator for controlling the duration is still not clear. Aim: To determine whether a short loading duration of intermittent force has the potential to maintain a sound condition of the capillaries and induce dilation of capillaries, which is a requisite phenomenon for orthodontic tooth movement...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339580/the-integration-of-orthodontic-miniscrews-under-mechanical-loading-a-pre-clinical-study-in-rabbit
#8
B Giuliano Maino, Alberto Di Blasio, Davide Spadoni, Francesca Ravanetti, Carlo Galli, Antonio Cacchioli, Christos Katsaros, Mauro Gandolfini
Introduction: Orthodontic miniscrews are an increasingly popular choice to achieve absolute anchorage. The temporary use of miniscrews and their recent introduction have limited the debate over the biological aspect of the materials to that of the surface that permeates the field of dental implants. The aim of the present study was to investigate the integration of grade 5 titanium mini-implants with machined or sand blasted acid etched surface (SAE) under mechanical load in a rabbit tibia model of implant integration...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338477/osmotic-and-hemodynamic-effects-of-hypertonic-glucose-during-hemodialysis
#9
Daniel Schneditz, Stanisław Niemczyk, Notburga Sauseng, Isolde Bachler, Edda Zierler, Helmut Karl Lackner, Hildegard Hafner-Giessauf
It was the purpose to quantify the hemodynamic effects of a bolus of hypertonic glucose injected into the extracorporeal system in a group of stable and non-diabetic patients during hemodialysis (HD).Glucose and electrolytes were measured in frequent intervals. Arterial blood pressures and heart rates were continuously recorded by non-invasive vascular unloading technique. Beat-to-beat stroke volume, cardiac output, and total peripheral resistance were determined by Modelflow method. Relative blood volumes were continuously measured by ultrasonic and optical means...
March 22, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338473/impact-absorption-properties-of-carbon-fiber-reinforced-bucky-sponges
#10
Ramathasan Thevamaran, Deepika Saini, Mehmet Karakaya, Jingyi Zhu, Ramakrishna Podila, Apparao Rao, Chiara Daraio
We describe the super compressible and highly recoverable response of bucky sponges as they are struck by a heavy flat-punch striker. The bucky sponges studied here are structurally stable, self-assembled mixtures of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and carbon fibers (CFs). We engineered the microstructure of the sponges by controlling their porosity using different CF contents. Their mechanical properties and energy dissipation characteristics during impact loading are presented as a function of their composition...
March 24, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336537/muscle-specific-and-age-related-changes-in-protein-synthesis-and-protein-degradation-in-response-to-hindlimb-unloading-in-rats
#11
Leslie M Baehr, Daniel W D West, Andrea G Marshall, George R Marcotte, Keith Baar, Sue C Bodine
Disuse is a potent inducer of muscle atrophy, but the molecular mechanisms driving this loss of muscle mass are highly debated. In particular, the extent to which disuse triggers decreases in protein synthesis or increases in protein degradation, and whether these changes are uniform across muscles or influenced by age is unclear. We aimed to determine the impact of disuse on protein synthesis and protein degradation in lower limb muscles of varied function and fiber type in adult and old rats. Alterations in protein synthesis and degradation were measured in the soleus, medial gastrocnemius (MG), and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles of adult and old rats subjected to hindlimb unloading (HU) for 3, 7 or 14 days...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330605/polyubiquitin-photoactivatable-crosslinking-reagents-for-mapping-ubiquitin-interactome-identify-rpn1-as-a-proteasome-ubiquitin-associating-subunit
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Michal Chojnacki, Wissam Mansour, Dharjath S Hameed, Rajesh K Singh, Farid El Oualid, Rina Rosenzweig, Mark A Nakasone, Zanlin Yu, Fabian Glaser, Lewis E Kay, David Fushman, Huib Ovaa, Michael H Glickman
Ubiquitin (Ub) signaling is a diverse group of processes controlled by covalent attachment of small protein Ub and polyUb chains to a range of cellular protein targets. The best documented Ub signaling pathway is the one that delivers polyUb proteins to the 26S proteasome for degradation. However, studies of molecular interactions involved in this process have been hampered by the transient and hydrophobic nature of these interactions and the lack of tools to study them. Here, we develop Ub-phototrap (Ub(PT)), a synthetic Ub variant containing a photoactivatable crosslinking side chain...
March 16, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329269/proteomics-highlights-decrease-of-matricellular-proteins-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-therapy%C3%A2
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Jasmin Hasmik Shahinian, Bettina Mayer, Stefan Tholen, Kerstin Brehm, Martin L Biniossek, Hannah Füllgraf, Selina Kiefer, Ulrike Heizmann, Claudia Heilmann, Florian Rüter, Martin Grapow, Oliver Thomas Reuthebuch, Friedrich Eckstein, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Oliver Schilling, Matthias Siepe
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the impact of mechanical unloading with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) on the myocardial proteome. METHODS: We collected 11 patient-matched samples of myocardial left ventricular tissue of patients with non-ischaemic dilate cardiomyopathy, harvested at time of LVAD implant ('pre-LVAD') and heart transplant ('post-LVAD'). Samples were studied by quantitative proteomics. Further we performed histological assessment of deposited collagens and immune infiltration in both pre- and post-LVAD samples...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329109/impact-of-early-fontan-completion-on-postoperative-outcomes-in-patients-with-a-functional-single-ventricle%C3%A2
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Masamichi Ono, Melchior Burri, Julie Cleuziou, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Elisabeth Beran, Martina Strbad, Alfred Hager, Jürgen Hörer, Christian Schreiber, Rüdiger Lange
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate whether early timing of total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) affects postoperative outcomes. METHODS: Of 460 consecutive TCPC patients, 51 (11.1%) underwent TCPC ≤ 18 months of age (group A), and 409 patients >18 months of age (group B). We compared the clinical outcomes and exercise capacity between groups. RESULTS: Median age at TCPC was 1.4 (interquartile ranges: 1.3-1.5) years in group A and 2...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327692/immediate-immediate-delayed-6%C3%A2-weeks-and-delayed-4%C3%A2-months-post-extractive-single-implants-1-year-post-loading-data-from-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Marco Esposito, Giovanni Zucchelli, Gioacchino Cannizzaro, Luigi Checchi, Carlo Barausse, Anna Trullenque-Eriksson, Pietro Felice
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcome of single implants placed immediately after tooth extraction with implants placed 6 weeks after tooth extraction (immediate-delayed placement), and with implants placed after 4-month extraction and socket healing (delayed placement). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two-hundred and ten (210) patients requiring a single implant-supported crown to replace a tooth to be extracted were randomised to receive immediate post-extractive implants (70 patients), immediate-delayed implants at 6 weeks (70 patients), and delayed implants after 4 months of healing (70 patients) according to a parallel group design...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326606/physical-activity-sedentary-time-and-bone-strength-from-childhood-to-early-adulthood-a-mixed-longitudinal-hr-pqct-study
#16
Leigh Gabel, Heather M Macdonald, Lindsay Nettlefold, Heather A McKay
Bone strength is influenced by bone geometry, density, and bone microarchitecture, which adapt to increased mechanical loads during growth. Physical activity (PA) is essential for optimal bone strength accrual; however, less is known about how sedentary time influences bone strength and its determinants. Thus, our aim was to investigate the prospective associations between PA, sedentary time, and bone strength and its determinants during adolescence. We used HR-pQCT at distal tibia (8% site) and radius (7% site) in 173 girls and 136 boys (aged 9 to 20 years at baseline)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324160/regulation-of-blood-oxygen-transport-in-hibernating-mammals
#17
Inge G Revsbech, Angela Fago
Along with the periodic reductions in O2 requirements of mammalian hibernators during winter, the O2 affinity of the blood of mammalian hibernators is seasonally regulated to help match O2 supply to consumption, contributing to limit tissue oxidative stress, particularly at arousals. Specifically, mammalian hibernators consistently show an overall increase in the blood-O2 affinity, which causes a decreased O2 unloading to tissues, while having similar or lower tissue O2 tensions during hibernation. This overview explores how the decreased body temperature and concentration of red blood cell 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (DPG) that occur in hibernation contribute separately or in combination to the concurrent increase in the O2 affinity of the hemoglobin, the O2 carrier protein of the blood...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323423/bioinspired-layer-by-layer-microcapsules-based-on-cellulose-nanofibers-with-switchable-permeability
#18
Thomas Paulraj, Anastasia V Riazanova, Kun Yao, Richard L Andersson, Anette Müllertz, Anna J Svagan
Green, all-polysaccharide based microcapsules with mechanically robust capsule walls and fast, stimuli-triggered, and switchable permeability behavior show great promise in applications based on selective and timed permeability. Taking a cue from nature, the build-up and composition of plant primary cell walls inspired the capsule wall assembly, because the primary cell walls in plants exhibit high mechanical properties despite being in a highly hydrated state, primarily owing to cellulose microfibrils. The microcapsules (16 ± 4 μm in diameter) were fabricated using the layer-by-layer technique on sacrificial CaCO3 templates, using plant polysaccharides (pectin, cellulose nanofibers, and xyloglucan) only...
March 28, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323298/pegylated-and-folic-acid-functionalized-carbon-nanotubes-as-ph-controlled-carriers-of-doxorubicin-molecular-dynamics-analysis-of-the-stability-and-drug-release-mechanism
#19
Pawel Wolski, Krzysztof Nieszporek, Tomasz Panczyk
This work deals with an analysis of the covalent functionalization of a carbon nanotube using polyethylene glycol chains terminated by folic acid fragments. The analysis is focused on theoretical predictions, using molecular dynamics simulations, of the properties of such constructs as pH controlled carriers of the anticancer drug doxorubicin. The analyzed systems are expected to hold the doxorubicin in the inner cavity of the carbon nanotube at neutral pH and unload the drug at slightly acidic pH. This property comes from incorporation into the nanotube of some dye molecules (p-phenylenediamine or neutral red) which undergo protonation at slightly acidic pH...
March 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323099/nanohydrogel-with-n-n-bis-acryloyl-cystine-crosslinker-for-high-drug-loading
#20
Marcin Mackiewicz, Jan Romanski, Ewa Drozd, Beata Gruber-Bzura, Piotr Fiedor, Zbigniew Stojek, Marcin Karbarz
Substantially improved hydrogel particles based on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPA) have been obtained. First, as a result of replacing commercially available N,N'-bis(acryloyl)cystamine (BAC), the crosslinker, with acryloyl derivative of cystine containing a carboxylic group (BISS), the hydrogel particles acquired improved stability vs. ionic strength and allowed further chemical modification of the chains, including the attachment of drug molecules. Next, a redox-initiated aqueous precipitation polymerization via the semi-batch method was used...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
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