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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646303/three-dimensional-fine-structure-of-the-organization-of-microtubules-in-neurite-varicosities-by-ultra-high-voltage-electron-microscope-tomography
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Tomoki Nishida, Ryoichi Yoshimura, Yasuhisa Endo
Neurite varicosities are highly specialized compartments that are involved in neurotransmitter/ neuromodulator release and provide a physiological platform for neural functions. However, it remains unclear how microtubule organization contributes to the form of varicosity. Here, we examine the three-dimensional structure of microtubules in varicosities of a differentiated PC12 neural cell line using ultra-high voltage electron microscope tomography. Three-dimensional imaging showed that a part of the varicosities contained an accumulation of organelles that were separated from parallel microtubule arrays...
June 23, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640769/physiological-profile-and-activity-pattern-of-minor-gaelic-football-players
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Bryan D Cullen, Mark T Roantree, Andrew L McCarren, David T Kelly, Paul L OʼConnor, Sarah M Hughes, Pat G Daly, Niall M Moyna
Cullen, BD, Roantree, M, McCarren, A, Kelly, DT, O'Connor, PL, Hughes, SM, Daly, PG, and Moyna1, NM. Physiological profile and activity pattern of minor Gaelic football players. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1811-1820, 2017-The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological profile and activity pattern in club- and county-level under-18 (U-18) Gaelic football players relative to playing position. Participants (n = 85) were analyzed during 17 official 15-a-side matches using global positioning system technology (SPI Pro X II; GPSports Systems, Canberra, Australia) and heart rate (HR) telemetry...
July 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636434/selective-breeding-and-short-term-access-to-a-running-wheel-alter-stride-characteristics-in-house-mice
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Gerald C Claghorn, Zoe Thompson, Jarren C Kay, Genesis Ordonez, Thomas G Hampton, Theodore Garland
Postural and kinematic aspects of running may have evolved to support high runner (HR) mice to run approximately threefold farther than control mice. Mice from four replicate HR lines selectively bred for high levels of voluntary wheel running show many differences in locomotor behavior and morphology as compared with four nonselected control (C) lines. We hypothesized that HR mice would show stride alterations that have coadapted with locomotor behavior, morphology, and physiology. More specifically, we predicted that HR mice would have stride characteristics that differed from those of C mice in ways that parallel some of the adaptations seen in highly cursorial animals...
September 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634757/a-uhplc-ms-ms-method-for-profiling-multifunctional-steroids-in-human-hair
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Zhen Dong, Caihong Wang, Jinlan Zhang, Zhe Wang
It is important to profile steroids in many physiological and pathological processes. Recently, hair has been used for the long-term measurement of endogenous steroid hormones. Analyzing hair has advantages of being noninvasive and time sequential compared with other bio-specimens. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) techniques have been widely used over the past decades; however, it is challenging to profile estrogens in hair by LC-MS, and more comprehensive steroid profiling is required. In this paper, an ultra high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method was developed to simultaneously profile 28 multifunctional steroids, including corticosteroids (n = 6), estrogens (n = 13), androgens (n = 5) and progestogens (n = 4), in human scalp hair in a single run...
June 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633035/economy-and-endurance-in-human-evolution
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Herman Pontzer
The evolutionary pressures shaping humans' unique bipedal locomotion have been a focus of research since Darwin, but the origins of humans' economical walking gait and endurance running capabilities remain unclear. Here, I review the anatomical and physiological determinants of locomotor economy (e.g., limb length and posture) and endurance (e.g., muscle volume and fiber type) and investigate their development in the hominin fossil record. The earliest hominins were bipedal but retained ape-like features in the hind limb that would have limited their walking economy compared to living humans...
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632061/the-effect-of-unilateral-arm-swing-motion-on-lower-extremity-running-mechanics-associated-with-injury-risk
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Cristine Agresta, Christian R Ward, W Geoffrey Wright, Carole A Tucker
Many field sports involve equipment that restricts one or both arms from moving while running. Arm swing during running has been examined from a biomechanical and physiologic perspective but not from an injury perspective. Moreover, only bilateral arm swing suppression has been studied with respect to running. The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of running with one arm restrained on lower extremity mechanics associated with running or sport-related injury. Fifteen healthy participants ran at a self-selected speed with typical arm swing, with one arm restrained and with both arms restrained...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628219/application-of-swath-proteomics-to-mouse-biology
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Yibo Wu, Evan G Williams, Ruedi Aebersold
The quantitative measurement of the proteome has been shown to yield new insights into physiology and cell biology that cannot be determined from the genome and transcriptome because the quantitative relationship between transcriptome and proteome is complex. MS-based proteomics techniques, such as SWATH-MS, have recently advanced to the point at which they may be reliably applied by biologists who are not specialists in mass spectrometry. Here we provide standard protocols for preparation of tissue samples for input into the SWATH-MS analytical pipeline...
June 19, 2017: Current Protocols in Mouse Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620087/daily-activity-of-the-housefly-musca-domestica-is-influenced-by-temperature-independent-of-3-utr-period-gene-splicing
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Olga Bazalova, David Dolezel
Circadian clocks orchestrate daily activity patterns and free running periods of locomotor activity under constant conditions. While the first often depends on temperature, the latter is temperature-compensated over a physiologically relevant range. Here, we explored the locomotor activity of the temperate housefly, Musca domestica Under low temperatures, activity was centered round a major and broad afternoon peak, while high temperatures resulted in activity throughout the photophase with a mild mid-day depression, which was especially pronounced in males exposed to long photoperiods...
June 15, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617676/interactions-between-low-energy-electrons-and-dna-a-perspective-from-first-principles-simulations
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Jorge Jose Kohanoff, Maeve McAllister, Gareth Tribello, Bin Gu
DNA damage caused by irradiation has been studied for many decades. Such studies allow us to better assess the dangers posed by radiation, and to increase the efficiency of the radiotherapies that are used to combat cancer. A full description of the irradiation process involves multiple size and time scales. It starts from the interaction of radiation -- either photons or swift ions -- with the biological medium. Such interactions cause electronic excitation and ionisation. The two main products of ionising radiation are thus electrons and radicals...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609196/horizontal-ground-reaction-forces-to-stationary-running-performed-in-the-water-and-on-dry-land-at-different-physiological-intensities
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Cristine Lima Alberton, Stephanie Santana Pinto, Gabriela Neves Nunes, Douglas Guerreiro Dos Santos Rau, Paula Finatto, Amanda Haberland Antunes, Marcus Peikriszwili Tartaruga, Marco Bergamin, Eduardo Lusa Cadore, Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel
The aim of the present study was to compare the peak anterior-posterior (Fy) and medio-lateral (Fx) ground reaction forces (GRFs) of women performing stationary running at different intensities in aquatic and dry land environments. Fourteen young women performed the stationary running exercise at three cadences (first ventilatory threshold, second ventilatory threshold and maximum effort, as determined during exercise in water) in aquatic and dry land environments. Two-way repeated measures ANOVA was used to analyse the data (α = ...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605224/effect-of-a-cooling-kit-on-physiology-and-performance-following-exercise-in-the-heat
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Cody R Smith, Cory L Butts, J D Adams, Matthew A Tucker, Nicole E Moyen, Matthew S Ganio, Brendon P McDermott
CONTEXT: Exercising in the heat leads to an increase in body temperature that can increase the risk of heat illness or cause detriments in exercise performance. OBJECTIVE: To examine a phase change heat emergency kit (HEK) on thermoregulatory and perceptual responses, and subsequent exercise performance following exercise in the heat. DESIGN: Two randomized crossover trials which consisted of 30 minutes of exercise, 15 minutes of treatment (T1), performance testing (5-10-5 pro-agility test, 1500 m run), and another 15 minutes of treatment (T2) identical to T1...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603123/determination-of-nitrate-in-biological-fluids-by-hplc
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Muhammad Ashraf, Bilal Ahmed Ghalloo, Muhammad Munawar Hayat, Jameel Rahman, Samina Ejaz, Muhammad Iqbal, Faizul Hassan -Nasim
Nitrate is the stable product of nitric oxide, which is physiologically active radical, an immunomodulator and a neuromodulator; its quantification in biological fluids is important to study the physiological and biochemical nature. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to quantify nitrate in different biological fluids like serum, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and ascetic fluid (ASF) using HPLC technique. A new HPLC method for the estimation of nitrate in serum, CSF and ASF was developed using the mobile phase of 1...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601450/season-of-creation-is-associated-with-future-survival-fertility-and-milk-yield-of-holstein-cows
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P J Pinedo, A De Vries
Environmental influences during different stages of pregnancy can induce lifelong changes in the structure, physiology, and metabolism of the offspring. Our hypothesis was that season of creation (when the female conceived), associated with heat stress conditions at conception and during the initial stages of embryonic development, affects the lifetime performance and survival of the female after birth. The objective was to analyze the association between month of creation and subsequent survival, fertility, and milk yield in cows maintained on dairy farms in Florida, where the climate during the summer is hot and humid but winters are mild...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596735/diet-composition-and-variability-of-wild-octopus-vulgaris-and-alloteuthis-media-cephalopoda-paralarvae-a-metagenomic-approach
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Lorena Olmos-Pérez, Álvaro Roura, Graham J Pierce, Stéphane Boyer, Ángel F González
The high mortality of cephalopod early stages is the main bottleneck to grow them from paralarvae to adults in culture conditions, probably because the inadequacy of the diet that results in malnutrition. Since visual analysis of digestive tract contents of paralarvae provides little evidence of diet composition, the use of molecular tools, particularly next generation sequencing (NGS) platforms, offers an alternative to understand prey preferences and nutrient requirements of wild paralarvae. In this work, we aimed to determine the diet of paralarvae of the loliginid squid Alloteuthis media and to enhance the knowledge of the diet of recently hatched Octopus vulgaris paralarvae collected in different areas and seasons in an upwelling area (NW Spain)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593182/the-circadian-clock-gene-bmal1-coordinates-intestinal%C3%A2-regeneration
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Kyle Stokes, Abrial Cooke, Hanna Chang, David R Weaver, David T Breault, Phillip Karpowicz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The gastrointestinal syndrome is an illness of the intestine caused by high levels of radiation. It is characterized by extensive loss of epithelial tissue integrity, which initiates a regenerative response by intestinal stem and precursor cells. The intestine has 24-hour rhythms in many physiological functions that are believed to be outputs of the circadian clock: a molecular system that produces 24-hour rhythms in transcription/translation. Certain gastrointestinal illnesses are worsened when the circadian rhythms are disrupted, but the role of the circadian clock in gastrointestinal regeneration has not been studied...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587802/cytokine-filtration-modulates-pulmonary-metabolism-and-edema-formation-during-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion
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Ilker Iskender, Tugba Cosgun, Stephan Arni, Michael Trinkwitz, Stefan Fehlings, Yoshito Yamada, Nikola Cesarovic, Keke Yu, Thomas Frauenfelder, Wolfgang Jungraithmayr, Walter Weder, Ilhan Inci
BACKGROUND: Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has improved the process of donor lung management. Cytokine accumulation during EVLP has been shown to correlate with worse outcome after lung transplantation. Our objective in this study was to test the safety and efficacy of cytokine filtration during EVLP in a large animal model. METHODS: Pig donor lungs were preserved for 24 hours at 4°C, followed by 12 hours of EVLP, according to the Toronto protocol. The perfusate was continuously run through an absorbent device (CytoSorb) via a veno-venous shunt from the reservoir in the filter group...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585281/the-deep-fascia-and-retinacula-of-the-equine-forelimb-structure-and-innervation
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Aleksandra Skalec, Monika Egerbacher
Recent advances in human fascia research have shed new light on the role of the fascial network in movement perception and coordination, transmission of muscle force, and integrative function in body biomechanics. Evolutionary adaptations of equine musculoskeletal apparatus that assure effective terrestrial locomotion are employed in equestrianism, resulting in the wide variety of movements in performing horses, from sophisticated dressage to jumping and high-speed racing. The high importance of horse motion efficiency in the present-day equine industry indicates the significance of scientific knowledge of the structure and physiology of equine fasciae...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583875/quantitative-profiling-of-19-bile-acids-in-rat-plasma-liver-bile-and-different-intestinal-section-contents-to-investigate-bile-acid-homeostasis-and-the-application-of-temporal-variation-of-endogenous-bile-acids
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Tingting Yang, Ting Shu, Guanlan Liu, Huifang Mei, Xiaoyu Zhu, Xin Huang, Luyong Zhang, Zhenzhou Jiang
Bile acid homeostasis is maintained by liver synthesis, bile duct secretion, microbial metabolism and intestinal reabsorption into the blood. When drug insults result in liver damage, the variances of bile acids (BAs) are related to the physiological status of the liver. Here, we established a method to simultaneously quantify 19 BAs in rat plasma, liver, bile and different intestinal section contents (duodenum, jejunum, ileum, cecum and colon) using high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to reveal the pattern of bile acid homeostasis in the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids in physiological situations...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574981/a-motor-unit-based-model-of-muscle-fatigue
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Jim R Potvin, Andrew J Fuglevand
Muscle fatigue is a temporary decline in the force and power capacity of skeletal muscle resulting from muscle activity. Because control of muscle is realized at the level of the motor unit (MU), it seems important to consider the physiological properties of motor units when attempting to understand and predict muscle fatigue. Therefore, we developed a phenomenological model of motor unit fatigue as a tractable means to predict muscle fatigue for a variety of tasks and to illustrate the individual contractile responses of MUs whose collective action determines the trajectory of changes in muscle force capacity during prolonged activity...
June 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573560/phyto-management-of-cr-contaminated-soils-by-sunflower-hybrids-physiological-and-biochemical-response-and-metal-extractability-under-cr-stress
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Mujahid Farid, Shafaqat Ali, Nudrat Aisha Akram, Muhammad Rizwan, Farhat Abbas, Syed Asad Hussain Bukhari, Rashid Saeed
Chromium (Cr) is a biologically non-essential, carcinogenic and toxic heavy metal. The cultivation of Cr-tolerant genotypes seems the most favorable and environment friendly strategy for rehabilitation and remediation of Cr-contaminated soils. To prove this hypothesis and identify the Cr tolerance, the present study was performed to assess the physiological and biochemical response of sunflower genotypes to Cr stress. The seeds of six sunflower hybrids, namely FH-425, FH-600, FH-612, FH-614, FH-619, and FH-620, were grown in spiked soil for 12 weeks under increasing concentrations of Cr (0, 5, 10, and 20 mg kg(-1))...
June 1, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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