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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813229/cortical-networks-for-correcting-errors-in-sensorimotor-synchronization-depend-on-the-direction-of-asynchrony
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K J Jantzen, Benjamin R Ratcliff, McNeel G Jantzen
Recent work provides clues that different cortical mechanisms may be employed when correcting for errors in sensorimotor synchronization that increase tap-tone asynchrony compared with those that decrease it. The authors tested this hypothesis by recording 64-channel electroencephalography while participants synchronized with an auditory metronome. We systematically introduced positive and negative phase-shift perturbations that were either liminal (10%) and subliminal (3%). We used a distributed source modeling approach to evaluate oscillatory activity and connectivity of discrete cortical sources...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813086/translation-and-validation-of-the-life-satisfaction-index-for-adolescents-scale-with-neuromuscular-disorders-lsi-a-brazil
#2
Valdecir Antonio Simon, Edmar Zanoteli, Margarete Andreozzi Vaz Pereira Simon, Maria Bernadete Dutra de Resende, Umbertina Conti Reed
Objective: To validate the Life Satisfaction Index for Adolescents (LSI-A) scale, parent version and patient version, for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD). Methods: The parent version of the instrument was divided into Groups A, B, C and D; and the patient version, divided into B, C and D. For the statistical calculation, the following tests were used: Cronbach's α, ICC, Pearson and the ROC Curve...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812533/immunoreactivity-of-canine-liposarcoma-to-muscle-and-brown-adipose-antigens
#3
Elise Eva Bella LaDouceur, Sarah E Stevens, Jason Wood, Christopher M Reilly
Liposarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and hibernoma share some overlapping histologic and immunohistochemical features. Although immunohistochemistry (IHC) is commonly used in the diagnosis of these neoplasms, expression of muscle markers has been reported in human liposarcoma and canine hibernoma in addition to rhabdomyosarcoma. Thus, these neoplasms are a diagnostic challenge but important to distinguish because of differences in prognosis and treatment. Rhabdomyosarcoma and liposarcoma are both malignant, but rhabdomyosarcoma has a higher potential for metastasis...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812426/the-expression-of-etar-in-liver-cirrhosis-and-liver-cancer
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Juhong Deng, Yu Huang, Ran Tao, Xiangxue Fan, Hongyue Zhang, Hongyan Kong, Qiqing Song, Jiaquan Huang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the expression of endothelin receptors in liver diseases and discuss its role in the process of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We examined the expressions of ETAR, ETBR and α-SMA in tissue samples using western blotting analysis. Furthermore, immunofluorescence was used to locate ETAR expression in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (HSECs), we calculated the percentage of positive cells and then analyzed its relation with clinical indexes...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811488/deregulation-of-zpr1-causes-respiratory-failure-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#5
Naresh K Genabai, Annapoorna Kannan, Saif Ahmad, Xiaoting Jiang, Kanchan Bhatia, Laxman Gangwani
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by the low levels of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein and is characterized by motor neuron degeneration and muscle atrophy. Respiratory failure causes death in SMA but the underlying molecular mechanism is unknown. The zinc finger protein ZPR1 interacts with SMN. ZPR1 is down regulated in SMA patients. We report that ZPR1 functions downstream of SMN to regulate HoxA5 levels in phrenic motor neurons that control respiration. Spatiotemporal inactivation of Zpr1 gene in motor neurons down-regulates HoxA5 and causes defects in the function of phrenic motor neurons that results in respiratory failure and perinatal lethality in mice...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810614/evolution-of-correlation-between-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-autoimmune-liver-disease
#6
Xin-Guo Peng, Yu-Yuan Li, Hui-Ting Chen, Yan Zhou, Jian-Guo Ma, Hong-Min Yin
The present study was planned to evaluate correlation between Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and autoimmune liver disease (AILD). A total of 60 patients diagnosed with AILD in Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical College were continuously enrolled in the present study. HP infection was detected by 13C-urea breath test. The levels of anti-myeloperoxidase were tested by ELISA. The positive rate of anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-mitochondrial antibody (AMA), anti-smooth muscle antibody (SMA) and anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) were tested by indirect immunofluorescence...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810592/protective-effect-and-mechanism-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-on-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
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Jun-Biao Zhang, Chang-Lei Guo
The protective effect and the mechanism of estrogen receptor β (ERβ) on myocardial infarction (MI) in mice were explored. A total of 12 female Tg-ERβ transgenic mice and 12 non-transgenic littermate control (NLC) wild-type C57 mice were used for the present study. Both transgenic and wild-type mice had similar baseline data such as age, sex, and weight. The mouse model of MI was established by coronary artery ligation method, and the cardiac structure and function changes of the mouse were observed by ultrasonic echocardiography on days 1, 3 and 7 after the operation...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810560/effects-of-taohongsiwu-decoction-on-the-expression-of-%C3%AE-sma-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mrna-in-the-liver-tissues-of-a-rat-model-of-hepatic-cirrhosis
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Tongsheng Wang, Deling Wu, Peipei Li, Ke Zhang, Shanjun Tao, Zhu Li, Jun Li
The present study aimed to explore the treatment effects of Taohongsiwu decoction on the liver fibrosis in a rat model, as few prior studies have investigated the anti-fibrotic effects of Taohongsiwu decoction. High-performance liquid chromatography was used to measure the concentration of ferulic acid and hydrosafflower flavin A in the decoction. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into control, model, colchicine (positive group), Taohongsiwu-high, Taohongsiwu-moderate and Taohongsiwu-low groups; 50% carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) of peanut oil solution was subcutaneously injected to the rats except for the control group, and the drugs were intragastrically administered (10 ml/kg) starting at week 7 for 6 continuous weeks...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810543/atorvastatin-has-a-protective-effect-in-a-mouse-model-of-bronchial-asthma-through-regulating-tissue-transglutaminase-and-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-expression
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Ming-Wei Liu, Rong Liu, Hai-Ying Wu, Mei Chen, Min-Na Dong, Yun-Qiao Huang, Chun-Hai Zhang, Yin-Zhong Wang, Jing Xia, Yang Shi, Feng-Mei Xie, Hua Luo, Xin-Yuan Zhao, Wei Wei, Mei-Xian Su
Airway remodeling in asthma contributes to airway hyperreactivity, loss of lung function and persistent symptoms. Current therapies do not adequately treat the structural airway changes associated with asthma. Statin drugs have improved respiratory health and their therapeutic potential in asthma has been tested in clinical trials. However, the mechanism of action of statins in this context has remained elusive. The present study hypothesized that atorvastatin treatment of ovalbumin-exposed mice attenuates early features of airway remodeling via a mevalonate-dependent mechanism...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810297/-clinical-and-pathologic-features-of-extrapleural-sarcomatoid-mesothelioma
#10
M C Wei, S J Yang
Objective: To investigate the morphological features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of extrapleural sarcomatoid malignant mesothelioma (SMM). Methods: Six cases of extrapleural SMM were evaluated for their clinical, histological, immunohistochemical features, and prognosis. Results: Patients included 3 men and 3 women, with a median age of 60 years (range 41-75 years). All patients had no asbestos exposure in history and no pleural lesions. The tumors involved peritoneum (3 cases), bone (2 cases), and neck soft tissue (1 case)...
August 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809669/muscle-activation-and-inertial-motion-data-for-non-invasive-classification-of-activities-of-daily-living
#11
Michael S Totty, Eric Wade
OBJECTIVE: Remote monitoring of physical activity using body-worn sensors provides an objective alternative to current functional assessment tools. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of classifying categories of activities of daily living from the Functional Arm Activity Behavioral Observation System (FAABOS) using muscle activation and motion data. METHODS: Ten non-disabled, healthy adults were fitted with a Myo armband on the upper forearm...
August 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808928/regulation-of-survival-motor-neuron-protein-by-the-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathway-in-mouse-spinal-cord-motoneurons
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Saravanan Arumugam, Stefka Mincheva-Tasheva, Ambika Periyakaruppiah, Sandra de la Fuente, Rosa M Soler, Ana Garcera
Survival motor neuron (SMN) protein deficiency causes the genetic neuromuscular disorder spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), characterized by spinal cord motoneuron degeneration. Since SMN protein level is critical to disease onset and severity, analysis of the mechanisms involved in SMN stability is one of the central goals of SMA research. Here, we describe the role of several members of the NF-κB pathway in regulating SMN in motoneurons. NF-κB is one of the main regulators of motoneuron survival and pharmacological inhibition of NF-κB pathway activity also induces mouse survival motor neuron (Smn) protein decrease...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808223/metastasis-associated-protein-1-deficiency-results-in-compromised-pulmonary-alveolar-capillary-angiogenesis-in-mice
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Jun-Hui Qin, Zhen-Yu Ke, Qiang Zhou, Li Wang, Yuan Liang, Ying-Mei Wang, Tong Yang, Xing Gao, Jing Ye, Rekesh Kumar, Rui-An Wang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) deficiency during angiogenesis of pulmonary alveolar capillaries in mice and to determine the molecular mechanisms involved. MATERIAL AND METHODS The expressions of MTA1, CD34, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and HIF-1α were analyzed in the lungs of MTA1-knockout (KO) and wild-type mice at embryonic day 18.5 and 2 months by quantitative PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry...
August 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805947/penile-neurovascular-structure-revisited-immunohistochemical-studies-with-three-dimensional-reconstruction
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G N Yin, S-H Park, M-J Choi, A Limanjaya, K Ghatak, N N Minh, J Ock, K-M Song, J-K Ryu, J-K Suh
Penile erection is a neurovascular phenomenon that requires well coordinated and functional interaction between penile vascular and nervous systems. In order to provide a useful tool to examine pathologic changes in the erectile tissue, mainly focusing on penile neurovascular dysfunction, we established the technique to determine the differential distribution of endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, pericytes, and nerve fibers in the mouse penis using immunohistochemical staining with three-dimensional reconstruction...
August 14, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804457/association-between-hypometabolism-in-the-supplementary-motor-area-and-fear-of-falling-in-older-adults
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Ryota Sakurai, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Masashi Yasunaga, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kazuyuki Kanosue, Manuel Montero-Odasso, Kenji Ishii
Background: A better understanding of the neural mechanisms that underlie the development of fear of falling (FoF) in seniors may help to detect potential treatable factors and reduce future falls. We therefore investigate the neural correlates of FoF in older adults using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). Methods: This cohort study included 117 community-dwelling older adults. At baseline, participants were assessed for FoF, psychiatric symptoms, walking speed, global cognition and cerebral glucose metabolism with FDG-PET...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804222/chemical-chaperone-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-airway-epithelium-via-the-c-src-pathway
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Heung-Man Lee, Ju-Hyung Kang, Jae-Min Shin, Seoung-Ae Lee, Il-Ho Park
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a biological process that allows epithelial cells to assume a mesenchymal cell phenotype. EMT is considered as a therapeutic target for several persistent inflammatory airway diseases related to tissue remodeling. Herein, we investigated the role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and c-Src in TGF-β1-induced EMT. A549 cells, primary nasal epithelial cells (PNECs), and inferior nasal turbinate organ cultures were exposed to 4-phenylbutylic acid (4PBA) or PP2 and then stimulated with TGF-β1...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803817/6mwt-can-identify-type-3-sma-patients-with-neuromuscular-junction-dysfunction
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Maria Carmela Pera, Marco Luigetti, Marika Pane, Giorgia Coratti, Nicola Forcina, Lavinia Fanelli, Elena S Mazzone, Laura Antonaci, Leonardo Lapenta, Concetta Palermo, Domiziana Ranalli, Giuseppe Granata, Mauro Lomonaco, Serenella Servidei, Eugenio Mercuri
The aim of the study was to establish if the decrease in gait velocity on the 6 minute walk test relates to signs of neuromuscular junction dysfunction in spinal muscular atrophy type 3 patients. 6 minute walk test and low-rate repetitive nerve stimulation test were performed in fifteen ambulant patients with spinal muscular atrophy type 3 of age between 9 and 66 years. The 6 minute walk distance ranged between 66 and 575 m. The difference between the first and the 6th minute ranged between 0 and -69%. The low-rate repetitive nerve stimulation test measured in % of loss ranged between -31...
July 14, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802099/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-autophagy-enhances-progression-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Mengchuan Wang, Jian Zhang, Yizhe Huang, Shufeng Ji, Guoli Shao, Shaobo Feng, Danxun Chen, Kankan Zhao, Zixiang Wang, Aiguo Wu
BACKGROUND Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are key factors in malignant tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis. However, the effect of CAFs autophagy on triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells is not clear. In this study, the growth effect of TNBC cells regulated by CAFs autophagy was evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS CAFs were obtained from invasive TNBC tumors and identified by Western blot and immunofluorescence staining assay. CAFs were co-cultured with TNBC cells, and migration and invasion were evaluated by Matrigel-coated Transwell and Transwell inserts...
August 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801561/inflammation-mediated-sod-2-upregulation-contributes-to-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-migration-of-tumor-cells-in-aflatoxin-g1-induced-lung-adenocarcinoma
#19
Li Yi, Haitao Shen, Mei Zhao, Peilu Shao, Chunping Liu, Jinfeng Cui, Juan Wang, Can Wang, Ningfei Guo, Lifei Kang, Ping Lv, Lingxiao Xing, Xianghong Zhang
Tumor-associated inflammation plays a critical role in facilitating tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. Our previous study showed Aflatoxin G1 (AFG1) could induce lung adenocarcinoma in mice. Chronic lung inflammation associated with superoxide dismutase (SOD)-2 upregulation was found in the lung carcinogenesis. However, it is unclear whether tumor-associated inflammation mediates SOD-2 to contribute to cell invasion in AFG1-induced lung adenocarcinoma. Here, we found increased SOD-2 expression associated with vimentin, α-SMA, Twist1, and MMP upregulation in AFG1-induced lung adenocarcinoma...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800463/combination-of-dexamethasone-and-avastin-%C3%A2-by-supramolecular-hydrogel-attenuates-the-inflammatory-corneal-neovascularization-in-rat-alkali-burn-model
#20
Jinhai Huang, Wenwen Wang, Jing Yu, Xinxin Yu, Qianqian Zheng, Fangli Peng, Zhifen He, Wenguang Zhao, Zhaoliang Zhang, Xingyi Li, Qinmei Wang
Corneal neovascularization (CNV) is one of the leading causes of vision loss and a high-risk factor for transplant rejection. The present study proposed a supramolecular hydrogel comprised of MPEG-PCL micelles and α-cyclodextrin (α-CD) for co-delivery of dexamethasone sodium phosphate (Dexp) and Avastin(®) (Ava), and further evaluated its therapeutic efficacy in rat alkali burn model. A physical mixing of Dexp/Ava, MPEG-PCL micelles, and α-CD aqueous solution leads to a spontaneous formation of the supramolecular hydrogel via a "host-guest" recognition between MPEG and α-CD...
July 25, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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