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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627668/potential-genetic-damage-to-nematode-offspring-following-exposure-to-triclosan-during-pregnancy
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Aixia Zhang, Xiaohong Gu, Xiuping Wang, Lei Wang, Lihua Zeng, Xuemei Fan, Chen Jiang, Ziyi Fu, Xianwei Cui, Chenbo Ji, Hongming Qu, Xirong Guo
Triclosan (TCS) is widely used as broad-spectrum antibacterial agent. However, it may threaten the health of human offspring if the mother is exposed to TCS during pregnancy. The present study aimed to identify potential mechanisms behind the toxic effect of TCS on the offspring of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), using this nematode as a suitable animal model. The results of the current study demonstrated that the locomotory behavior and reproductive capacity of C. elegans offspring was severely affected by prenatal exposure to different concentrations of TCS...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623958/knockdown-of-subunit-3-of-the-cop9-signalosome-inhibits-c2c12-myoblast-differentiation-via-nf-kappab-signaling-pathway
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Mariam A Ba, Jeffrey Surina, Cherie A Singer, Maria L Valencik
BACKGROUND: The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a conserved protein complex composed of 8 subunits designated CSN1-CSN8. CSN3 represents the third subunit of the CSN and maintains the integrity of the complex. CSN3 binds to the striated muscle-specific β1D integrin tail, and its subcellular localization is altered in differentiated skeletal muscle cells. However, the role of CSN3 in skeletal muscle differentiation is unknown. The main goal of this study was to identify whether CSN3 participates in myoblast differentiation and the signalling mechanisms involved using C2C12 cells as a skeletal muscle cell model...
June 17, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622884/the-effect-of-caloric-restriction-on-the-forelimb-skeletal-muscle-fibers-of-the-hypertrophic-myostatin-null-mice
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Mohamed I Elashry, Antonios Matsakas, Sabine Wenisch, Stefan Arnhold, Ketan Patel
Skeletal muscle mass loss has a broad impact on body performance and physical activity. Muscle wasting occurs due to genetic mutation as in muscular dystrophy, age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) as well as in chronic wasting disorders as in cancer cachexia. Food restriction reduces muscle mass underpinned by increased muscle protein break down. However the influence of dietary restriction on the morphometry and phenotype of forelimb muscles in a genetically modified myostatin null mice are not fully characterized...
June 13, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620932/fiber-type-composition-of-the-palmaris-brevis-muscle-implications-for-palmar-function
#4
Colin W Moore, Tyler S Beveridge, Charles L Rice
The palmaris brevis (PB) is a small muscle of variant morphology located on the ulnar aspect of the palm, superficial to the hypothenar eminence. Functionally, the PB has been proposed to protect the neurovasculature of the ulnar canal from compressive forces during repetitive or intermittent trauma associated with grasping. Although PB function has been inferred from cadaveric observations, it is unknown whether it has the contractile capacity and fatigue-resistance necessary to withstand these functional demands...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594869/compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-glycyl-trna-synthetase-gars-cause-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-dysfunction
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Michael Nafisinia, Lisa G Riley, Wendy A Gold, Kaustuv Bhattacharya, Carolyn R Broderick, David R Thorburn, Cas Simons, John Christodoulou
Glycyl-tRNA synthetase (GARS; OMIM 600287) is one of thirty-seven tRNA-synthetase genes that catalyses the synthesis of glycyl-tRNA, which is required to insert glycine into proteins within the cytosol and mitochondria. To date, eighteen mutations in GARS have been reported in patients with autosomal-dominant Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2D (CMT2D; OMIM 601472), and/or distal spinal muscular atrophy type V (dSMA-V; OMIM 600794). In this study, we report a patient with clinical and biochemical features suggestive of a mitochondrial respiratory chain (MRC) disorder including mild left ventricular posterior wall hypertrophy, exercise intolerance, and lactic acidosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590779/oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy-and-inherited-retinal-dystrophy-in-bukhara-jews-due-to-linked-mutations-in-the-pabpn1-and-nrl-genes
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Itzhak Braverman, Sergiu C Blumen, Hadas Newman, Leah Rizel, Morad Khayat, Rana Hanna, Jean Lacau St Guily, Beatrice Tiosano, Tamar Ben-Yosef
AIM: We have previously described two unrelated Bukhara Jews (BJs) with a combination of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) and inherited retinal dystrophy (IRD), because of mutations in two linked genes: PABPN1 and NRL. Here we investigated the prevalence of the NRL mutation among BJs with OPMD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PABPN1 and NRL mutation testing were performed by polymerase chain reaction amplification and direct sequencing on two cohorts of Bukhara Jewish patients: OPMD patients (with or without IRD) and IRD patients (without OPMD)...
June 7, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547925/blockade-of-the-dissociation-of-nmmhc-iia-from-tnfr2-by-d39-a-saponin-from-liriope-muscari-suppresses-tissue-factor-expression-and-venous-thrombosis
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Ke-Feng Zhai, Jin-Rong Zheng, You-Mei Tang, Fang Li, Yan-Ni Lv, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Zhen Gao, Jin Qi, Bo-Yang Yu, Jun-Ping Kou
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Non-muscular myosin heavy chain IIA (NMMHC IIA) has been demonstrated to play a key role in tissue factor (TF) expression and venous thrombosis. However, whether natural products could inhibit thrombosis via NMMHC IIA remains unclear. In this study, we identified that a representative natural saponin D39 from Liriope muscari showed anti-thrombotic activity by targeting NMMHC IIA. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: TF expression and activity in endothelial cells were analysed in vitro by western blot and simplified chromogenic assays...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546288/dynamic-changes-in-the-skeletal-muscle-proteome-during-denervation-induced-atrophy
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Franziska Lang, Sriram Aravamudhan, Hendrik Nolte, Clara Tuerk, Soraya Hölper, Stefan Müller, Stefan Günther, Bert Blaauw, Thomas Braun, Marcus Krüger
Loss of neuronal stimulation enhances protein breakdown and reduces protein synthesis, causing rapid muscle mass loss. To elucidate the pathophysiological adaptations that occur in atrophying muscles, we used stable isotope labelling and mass spectrometry to accurately quantify protein expression changes during denervation-induced atrophy after sciatic nerve section in the mouse gastrocnemius muscle (GAST). Additionally, mice were fed a SILAC diet containing (13)C6 lysine for four, seven, or eleven days to calculate relative levels of protein synthesis in denervated and control muscles...
May 25, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538101/chemical-endgroup-modified-diblock-copolymers-elucidate-anchor-and-chain-mechanism-of-membrane-stabilization
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Evelyne M Houang, Karen J Haman, Mihee Kim, Wenjia Zhang, Dawn A Lowe, Yuk Yin Sham, Timothy P Lodge, Benjamin J Hackel, Frank S Bates, Joseph M Metzger
Block copolymers can be synthesized in an array of architectures and compositions to yield diverse chemical properties. The triblock copolymer Poloxamer 188 (P188), the family archetype, consisting of a hydrophobic polypropylene oxide core flanked by hydrophilic polyethylene oxide chains, can stabilize cellular membranes during stress. However, little is known regarding the molecular basis of membrane interaction by copolymers in living organisms. By leveraging diblock architectural design, discrete end-group chemistry modifications can be tested...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522731/effect-of-metformin-on-bioactive-lipid-metabolism-in-insulin-resistant-muscle
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Piotr Zabielski, Marta Chacinska, Karol Charkiewicz, Marcin Baranowski, Jan Gorski, Agnieszka U Blachnio-Zabielska
Intramuscular accumulation of bioactive lipids leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D). There is lack of consensus concerning which of the lipid mediators has the greatest impact on muscle insulin action in vivo Our aim was to elucidate the effects of high-fat diet (HFD) and metformin (Met) on skeletal muscle bioactive lipid accumulation and insulin resistance (IR) in rats. We employed a [U-(13)C]palmitate isotope tracer and mass spectrometry to measure the content and fractional synthesis rate (FSR) of intramuscular long-chain acyl-CoA (LCACoA), diacylglycerols (DAG) and ceramide (Cer)...
June 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502335/limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-2b-and-miyoshi-presentations-of-dysferlinopathy
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Nirupa J Patel, Kenneth W Van Dyke, Luis R Espinoza
We report the following 2 subtypes of progressive limb-girdle dystrophy type 2B: limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B (LGMD2B) and Miyoshi. The first patient described had weakness in the anterior thigh muscles (LGMD2B) and the second patient had calf muscle weakness and atrophy (Miyoshi). Literature review was performed and LGMD2B was compared and distinguished from other myopathies of similar nature. Genetic testing with polymerase chain reaction analysis of the DYSF gene confirmed the diagnosis in both patients...
May 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501558/effects-of-prolonged-exposure-to-co2-on-behaviour-hormone-secretion-and-respiratory-muscles-in-young-female-rats
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J M Martrette, C Egloff, C Clément, K Yasukawa, S N Thornton, M Trabalon
Atmospheric CO2 concentrations increased significantly over the last century and continuing increases are expected to have significant effects on current ecosystems. This study evaluated the behavioural and physiological (hormone status, muscle structure) effects of prolonged CO2 exposure in young female Wistar rats exposed at 700ppm of CO2 during 6h a day for 15days. Prolonged CO2 exposure, though not continuous, produced significant disturbances in behaviour with an increase in drinking, grooming and resting, and a reduction in rearing, jumping-play and locomotor activity...
May 10, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467313/igg-kappa-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-unknown-significance-with-al-amyloidosis-simulating-giant-cell-arteritis
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V M Pompilian, S Tanaseanu, Camelia Badea, Sabina Zurac, C Socoliuc, Sorina Badelita, Elena Botez, Mihaela Antohe
Monoclonal gammopathies complicated by AL amyloidosis can mimic giant cell arteritis (GCA).We hereby present the case of a 63 year old woman in whom symptoms consistent with GCA were the first manifestations of a monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS) associated with amyloidosis. A 63 year old woman was admitted for temporal headache, maseterine claudication, neck and shoulder stiffness. She was recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. On physical examination she had prominent temporal arteries, macroglosia and orthostatic hypotension...
May 3, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448086/effects-of-running-wheel-activity-and-dietary-hmb-and-%C3%AE-alanine-co-supplementation-on-muscle-quality-in-aged-male-rats
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D W Russ, C Acksel, K W McCorkle, N K Edens, S M Garvey
OBJECTIVE: Loss of skeletal muscle function is linked to increased risk for loss of health and independence in older adults. Dietary interventions that can enhance aging muscle function, alone or in combination with exercise, may offer an effective way to reduce these risks. The goal of this study was to evaluate the muscular effects of beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and beta-alanine (β-Ala) co-supplementation in aged Sprague-Dawley rats with voluntary access to running wheels (RW)...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444133/increased-collagen-within-the-transverse-tubules-in-human-heart-failure
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David J Crossman, Xin Shen, Mia Jüllig, Michelle Munro, Yufeng Hou, Martin Middleditch, Darshan Shrestha, Amy Li, Sean Lal, Cristobal G Dos Remedios, David Baddeley, Peter N Ruygrok, Christian Soeller
Aims: In heart failure transverse-tubule (t-tubule) remodelling disrupts calcium release, and contraction. T-tubules in human failing hearts exhibit increased labelling by wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), a lectin that binds to the dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex. We hypothesized changes in this complex may explain the increased WGA labelling and contribute to t-tubule remodelling in the failing human heart. In this study we sought to identify the molecules responsible for this increased WGA labelling...
April 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441765/distinct-fiber-type-signature-in-mouse-muscles-expressing-a-mutant-lamin-a-responsible-for-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-in-a-patient
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Alice Barateau, Nathalie Vadrot, Onnik Agbulut, Patrick Vicart, Sabrina Batonnet-Pichon, Brigitte Buendia
Specific mutations in LMNA, which encodes nuclear intermediate filament proteins lamins A/C, affect skeletal muscle tissues. Early-onset LMNA myopathies reveal different alterations of muscle fibers, including fiber type disproportion or prominent dystrophic and/or inflammatory changes. Recently, we identified the p.R388P LMNA mutation as responsible for congenital muscular dystrophy (L-CMD) and lipodystrophy. Here, we asked whether viral-mediated expression of mutant lamin A in murine skeletal muscles would be a pertinent model to reveal specific muscle alterations...
April 24, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428045/sco2-deficient-mice-develop-increased-adiposity-and-insulin-resistance
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Shauna Hill, Sathyaseelan S Deepa, Kavithalakshmi Sataranatarajan, Pavithra Premkumar, Daniel Pulliam, Yuhong Liu, Vanessa Y Soto, Kathleen E Fischer, Holly Van Remmen
Cytochrome c oxidase (COX) is an essential transmembrane protein complex (Complex IV) in the mitochondrial respiratory electron chain. Mutations in genes responsible for the assembly of COX are associated with Leigh syndrome, cardiomyopathy, spinal muscular atrophy and other fatal metabolic disorders in humans. Previous studies have shown that mice lacking the COX assembly protein Surf1 (Surf1(-/-) mice) paradoxically show a number of beneficial metabolic phenotypes including increased insulin sensitivity, upregulation of mitochondrial biogenesis, induction of stress response pathways and increased lifespan...
April 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398466/novel-nesprin-1-mutations-associated-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-cause-nuclear-envelope-disruption-and-defects-in-myogenesis
#18
Can Zhou, Chen Li, Bin Zhou, Huaqin Sun, Victoria Koullourou, Ian Holt, Megan J Puckelwartz, Derek T Warren, Robert Hayward, Ziyuan Lin, Lin Zhang, Glenn E Morris, Elizabeth M McNally, Sue Shackleton, Li Rao, Catherine M Shanahan, Qiuping Zhang
Nesprins-1 and -2 are highly expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscle and together with SUN (Sad1p/UNC84)-domain containing proteins and lamin A/C form the LInker of Nucleoskeleton-and-Cytoskeleton (LINC) bridging complex at the nuclear envelope (NE). Mutations in nesprin-1/2 have previously been found in patients with autosomal dominant Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) as well as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In this study, three novel rare variants (R8272Q, S8381C and N8406K) in the C-terminus of the SYNE1 gene (nesprin-1) were identified in seven DCM patients by mutation screening...
June 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349064/reliability-of-baropodometry-on-the-evaluation-of-plantar-load-distribution-a-transversal-study
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Daniel Baumfeld, Tiago Baumfeld, Romário Lopes da Rocha, Benjamim Macedo, Fernando Raduan, Roberto Zambelli, Thiago Alexandre Alves Silva, Caio Nery
Introduction. Baropodometry is used to measure the load distribution on feet during rest and walking. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in plantar foot pressures distribution due to period of working and due to stretching exercises of the posterior muscular chain. Methods. In this transversal study, all participants were submitted to baropodometric evaluation at two different times: before and after the working period and before and after stretching the muscles of the posterior chain. Results. We analyzed a total of 54 feet of 27 participants...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343576/the-metabolic-response-in-fish-to-mildly-elevated-water-temperature-relates-to-species-dependent-muscular-concentrations-of-imidazole-compounds-and-free-amino-acids
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Fikremariam Geda, Annelies M Declercq, Sofie C Remø, Rune Waagbø, Marta Lourenço, Geert P J Janssens
Fish species show distinct differences in their muscular concentrations of imidazoles and free amino acids (FAA). This study was conducted to investigate whether metabolic response to mildly elevated water temperature (MEWT) relates to species-dependent muscular concentrations of imidazoles and FAA. Thirteen carp and 17 Nile tilapia, housed one per aquarium, were randomly assigned to either acclimation (25°C) or MEWT (30°C) for 14 days. Main muscular concentrations were histidine (HIS; P<0.001) in carp versus N-α-acetylhistidine (NAH; P<0...
April 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
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