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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637823/titin-force-enhancement-following-active-stretch-of-skinned-skeletal-muscle-fibres
#1
Krysta Powers, Venus Joumaa, Azim Jinha, Eng Kuan Moo, Ian Curtis Smith, Kiisa Nishikawa, Walter Herzog
In actively stretched skeletal muscle sarcomeres, titin-based force is enhanced, increasing the stiffness of active sarcomeres. Titin force enhancement in sarcomeres is vastly reduced in mdm, a genetic mutation with a deletion in titin. Whether loss of titin force enhancement is associated with compensatory mechanisms at higher structural levels of organization, such as single fibres or entire muscles, is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether mechanical deficiencies in titin force enhancement are also observed at the fibre level, and whether mechanisms compensate for the loss of titin force enhancement...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629822/structure-based-designed-nano-dysferlin-significantly-improves-dysferlinopathy-in-bla-j-mice
#2
Telmo Llanga, Nadia Nagy, Laura Conatser, Catherine Dial, R Bryan Sutton, Matthew L Hirsch
Dysferlinopathy is an autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy characterized by the progressive loss of motility that is caused by mutations throughout the DYSF gene. There are currently no approved therapies that ameliorate or reverse dysferlinopathy. Gene delivery using adeno-associated vectors (AAVs) is a leading therapeutic strategy for genetic diseases; however, the large size of dysferlin cDNA (6.2 kB) precludes packaging into a single AAV capsid. Therefore, using 3D structural modeling and hypothesizing dysferlin C2 domain redundancy, a 30% smaller, dysferlin-like molecule amenable to single AAV vector packaging was engineered (termed Nano-Dysferlin)...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616638/piriformis-muscle-syndrome-with-assessment-of-sciatic-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-a-case-report
#3
Keizo Wada, Tomohiro Goto, Tomoya Takasago, Daisuke Hamada, Koichi Sairyo
Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is difficult to diagnose by objective evaluation of sciatic nerve injury. Here we report a case of PMS diagnosed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the sciatic nerve, which can assess and visualize the extent of nerve injury. The patient was a 53-year-old man with a 2-year history of continuous pain and numbness in the left leg. His symptoms worsened when sitting. Physical examination, including sensorimotor neurologic tests, the deep tendon reflex test, and the straight leg raise test, revealed no specific findings...
June 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615162/characterization-of-muscle-ankyrin-repeat-proteins-in-human-skeletal-muscle
#4
Stefan G Wette, Heather K Smith, Graham D Lamb, Robyn M Murphy
Muscle Ankyrin Repeat Proteins (MARPs) are a family of titin-associated stress response molecules and putative transducers of stretch-induced signalling in skeletal muscle. In cardiac muscle, Cardiac Ankyrin Repeat Protein (CARP) and Diabetes-Related Ankyrin Repeat Protein (DARP) reportedly redistribute from binding sites on titin to the nucleus following prolonged stretch. However, it is unclear whether Ankyrin repeat-domain protein2 (Ankrd2) shows comparable stretch-induced redistribution to the nucleus. We measured in rested human skeletal muscle 1) the absolute amount of MARPs, and 2) the distribution of Ankrd2 and DARP in both single fibers and whole muscle preparations...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614723/single-muscle-fiber-proteomics-reveals-fiber-type-specific-features-of-human-muscle-aging
#5
Marta Murgia, Luana Toniolo, Nagarjuna Nagaraj, Stefano Ciciliot, Vincenzo Vindigni, Stefano Schiaffino, Carlo Reggiani, Matthias Mann
Skeletal muscle is a key tissue in human aging, which affects different muscle fiber types unequally. We developed a highly sensitive single muscle fiber proteomics workflow to study human aging and show that the senescence of slow and fast muscle fibers is characterized by diverging metabolic and protein quality control adaptations. Whereas mitochondrial content declines with aging in both fiber types, glycolysis and glycogen metabolism are upregulated in slow but downregulated in fast muscle fibers. Aging mitochondria decrease expression of the redox enzyme monoamine oxidase A...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609139/evidence-and-role-of-phlebitis-and-lipid-infiltration-in-the-onset-and-pathogenesis-of-wooden-breast-disease-in-modern-broiler-chickens
#6
Michael Babak Papah, Erin Brannick, Carl J Schmidt, Behnam Abasht
Wooden Breast Disease (WBD), a myopathy that frequently affects modern broiler chickens, is a disorder that has been associated with significant economic losses in the poultry industry. To examine tissue changes associated with the onset and early pathogenesis of this disorder, a time-series experiment was conducted using chickens from a high-breast-muscle-yield, purebred commercial broiler line. Birds were raised for up to seven weeks, with a subset of birds sampled weekly. Breast muscle tissues were extracted at necropsy and processed for analysis by light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy...
June 13, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592233/single-fiber-electromyography-in-the-orbicularis-oculi-muscle-in-patients-with-ocular-myasthenia-gravis-symptoms-does-abnormal-jitter-predict-response-to-treatment
#7
Goran Rakocevic, Mark Moster, Mary Kay Floeter
BACKGROUND: Seronegative ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG) is diagnosed by ocular symptoms with supporting SFEMG, typically of frontalis or extensor digitorum muscles. We aimed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of orbicularis oculi SFEMG to diagnose and exclude myasthenia gravis and predict response to therapy. METHODS: Orbicularis oculi SFEMG studies were conducted in 142 consecutive patients with symptoms and/or findings of OMG and negative AChR antibody during the period of 5 years...
June 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591954/-the-effect-of-emulsified-sevofluran-on-muscular-relaxation-through-selective-blockage-of-peripheral-nerves
#8
Ling Ye, Xin-Xin Sun, Tao Zhu, Ping-Liang Yang
OBJECTIVES: To identify the site that emulsified sevoflurane influences in the nerve system. METHODS: Thirty-six healthy New Zealand rabbits were randomly and equally divided into low concentration emulsified sevoflurane group [4 mL/(kg·h)], medium concentration [6 mL/(kg·h)]group, high concentration group[10 mL/(kg·h)]and intralipid control group. Emulsified sevoflurane was infused through arterial to selectively block peripheral nerves, neuro-muscular junctions and muscle fibers...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584973/from-single-muscle-fiber-to-whole-muscle-mechanics-a-finite-element-model-of-a-muscle-bundle-with-fast-and-slow-fibers
#9
Lorenzo Marcucci, Carlo Reggiani, Arturo N Natali, Piero G Pavan
Muscles exhibit highly complex, multi-scale architecture with thousands of muscle fibers, each with different properties, interacting with each other and surrounding connective structures. Consequently, the results of single-fiber experiments are scarcely linked to the macroscopic or whole muscle behavior. This is especially true for human muscles where it would be important to understand of how skeletal muscles disorders affect patients' life. In this work, we developed a mathematical model to study how fast and slow muscle fibers, well characterized in single-fiber experiments, work and generate together force and displacement in muscle bundles...
June 5, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584817/molecular-cloning-expression-profiling-and-marker-validation-of-the-chicken-myoz3-gene
#10
Maosen Ye, Fei Ye, Liutao He, Yiping Liu, Xiaoling Zhao, Huadong Yin, Diyan Li, Hengyong Xu, Qing Zhu, Yan Wang
Myozenin3 (Myoz3) has been reported to bind multiple Z-disc proteins and hence play a key role in signal transduction and muscle fiber type differentiation. The purpose of current study is to better understand the basic characteristics of Myoz3. Firstly, we cloned the ORF (open reading frame) of the Myoz3 gene. AA (amino acid) sequence analysis revealed that the Myoz3 gene encodes a 26 kDa protein which have 97% identities with that of turkey. Expression profiling showed that Myoz3 mRNA is mainly expressed in leg muscle and breast muscle...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579877/the-application-of-graphene-oxidized-combining-with-decellularized-scaffold-to-repair-of-sciatic-nerve-injury-in-rats
#11
Qiaoling Wang, Jinlong Chen, Qingfei Niu, Xiumei Fu, Xiaohong Sun, Xiaojie Tong
This paper combined the decellularized scaffold of sciatic nerve of rats with graphene oxidized (GO), studied and facilitated the regeneration of sciatic nerve of rats, and provided the basis for the clinical application of nanomaterials. GO was prepared through improving Hammer's Method. Fourier Infrared Spectrum was used to scan and detect the functional groups in GO of sample by using the pellet method, the microcosmic morphological appearance of GO was observed by using the scanning electron microscope...
May 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577890/exercise-training-protects-against-aging-induced-mitochondrial-fragmentation-in-mouse-skeletal-muscle-in-a-pgc-1%C3%AE-dependent-manner
#12
Jens Frey Halling, Stine Ringholm, Jesper Olesen, Clara Prats, Henriette Pilegaard
Aging is associated with impaired mitochondrial function, whereas exercise training enhances mitochondrial content and function in part through activation of PGC-1α. Mitochondria form dynamic networks regulated by fission and fusion with profound effects on mitochondrial functions, yet the effects of aging and exercise training on mitochondrial network structure remain unclear. This study examined the effects of aging and exercise training on mitochondrial network structure using confocal microscopy on mitochondria-specific stains in single muscle fibers from PGC-1α KO and WT mice...
May 31, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577104/level-of-interleukins-il-6-and-il-15-in-blood-plasma-of-mice-after-forced-swimming-test
#13
L V Kapilevich, T A Kironenko, A N Zakharova, A V Kabachkova, S N Orlov
We measured the concentrations of IL-6 and IL-15 in blood plasma of mice at different terms after forced swimming, taking into account exercise intensity and preliminary training. It was shown that training was an important factor affecting blood plasma level of IL both at rest and after single forced swimming: in trained animals, the concentration of both myokines increased immediately after swimming, while in untrained animals, this increase was observed only after 5 h. Changes in cytokine production against the background of training can be associated with various factors, including neuroendocrine mechanisms, stress, modification of intracellular signaling, as well as reorganization of transcriptional mechanisms in muscle fibers...
June 3, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572500/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-improves-skeletal-muscle-regeneration-through-satellite-cell-fusion-with-myofibers-in-healthy-elderly-subjects
#14
Ester Sara Di Filippo, Rosa Mancinelli, Mariangela Marrone, Christian Doria, Vittore Verratti, Luana Toniolo, Josè Luiz Dantas, Stefania Fulle, Tiziana Pietrangelo
The aim was to determine whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) affects skeletal muscle regeneration through a reduction of oxidative status in satellite cells of healthy elderly subjects. Satellite cells from the Vastus lateralis skeletal muscle of 12 healthy elderly subjects before and after 8 weeks of NMES were allowed to proliferate to provide myogenic populations of adult stem cells (myogenic precursor cells; MPCs). These MPCs were then investigated in terms of their proliferation, their basal cytoplasmic free Ca(2+) concentrations, and their expression of myogenic regulatory factors (PAX3, PAX7, MYF5, MYOD, MYOG) and microRNAs (miR-1, miR-133a/b, miR-206)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556093/recovery-of-rat-muscle-size-but-not-function-more-than-1-year-after-a-single-botulinum-toxin-injection
#15
Samuel R Ward, Viviane B Minamoto, Kentaro P Suzuki, Jonah B Hulst, Shannon N Bremner, Richard L Lieber
INTRODUCTION: Neurotoxin injection is used to treat a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders. The purpose of this study was to measure the functional and structural properties of botulinum toxin-injected adult rat skeletal muscle over nearly the entire lifespan. METHODS: Ten groups of animals were subjected to either neurotoxin injection [Botox, Type A (BT-A); Allergan, Irvine, California] or saline solution injection. Neurotoxin-injected animals (n = 90) were analyzed at different time-points: 1 week; 1 month; 3 months; 6 months; 12 months; or 18 months...
May 26, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538876/combination-therapy-with-butyrate-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-for-keloid-fibrogenesis-an-in-vitro-study
#16
Kazuhiro Torii, Noriaki Maeshige, Michiko Aoyama-Ishikawa, Makoto Miyoshi, Hiroto Terashi, Makoto Usami
Background: A single, effective therapeutic regimen for keloids has not been established yet, and the development of novel therapeutic approaches is expected. Butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid, and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, play multiple anti-inflammatory and anticancer roles via their respective mechanisms of action. Objective: In this study, we evaluated the antifibrogenic effects of their single and combined use on keloid fibroblasts...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533379/learned-response-sequences-in-cerebellar-purkinje-cells
#17
Dan-Anders Jirenhed, Anders Rasmussen, Fredrik Johansson, Germund Hesslow
Associative learning in the cerebellum has previously focused on single movements. In eyeblink conditioning, for instance, a subject learns to blink at the right time in response to a conditional stimulus (CS), such as a tone that is repeatedly followed by an unconditional corneal stimulus (US). During conditioning, the CS and US are transmitted by mossy/parallel fibers and climbing fibers to cerebellar Purkinje cells that acquire a precisely timed pause response that drives the overt blink response. The timing of this conditional Purkinje cell response is determined by the CS-US interval and is independent of temporal patterns in the input signal...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531280/effects-of-calorie-restriction-and-fiber-type-on-glucose-uptake-and-abundance-of-electron-transport-chain-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-proteins-in-single-fibers-from-old-rats
#18
Haiyan Wang, Edward B Arias, Carmen S Yu, Anthony R P Verkerke, Gregory D Cartee
Calorie restriction (CR; reducing calorie intake by ~40% below ad libitum) can increase glucose uptake by insulin-stimulated muscle. Because skeletal muscle is comprised of multiple, heterogeneous fiber types, our primary aim was to determine in 23-26 months-old rats the effects of CR (initiated at 14 weeks-old) and fiber type on insulin-stimulated glucose uptake by single fibers of diverse fiber types. Isolated epitrochlearis muscles from AL and CR rats were incubated with [3H]-2-deoxyglucose ±insulin. Glucose uptake and fiber type were determined for single fibers dissected from the muscles...
May 22, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488683/progressive-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-caused-by-a-homozygous-ky-mutation
#19
Yuval Yogev, Yonatan Perez, Iris Noyman, Anwar Abu Madegem, Hagit Flusser, Zamir Shorer, Eugene Cohen, Leonid Kachko, Analia Michaelovsky, Ruth Birk, Arie Koifman, Max Drabkin, Ohad Wormser, Daniel Halperin, Rotem Kadir, Ohad S Birk
Twelve individuals of consanguineous Bedouin kindred presented with autosomal recessive progressive spastic paraplegia evident as of age 0-24 months, with spasticity of lower limbs, hyperreflexia, toe walking and equinus deformity. Kyphoscolisois was evident in older patients. Most had atrophy of the lateral aspects of the tongue and few had intellectual disability. Nerve conduction velocity, electromyography and head and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging were normal in tested subjects. Muscle biopsy showed occasional central nuclei and fiber size variability with small angular fibers...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470526/quantitative-ratiometric-ca-2-imaging-to-assess-cell-viability
#20
Oliver Friedrich, Stewart I Head
Viability of cells is strongly related to their Ca(2+) homeostasis. Ca(2+) signal fluctuations can be on a slow time scale, e.g., in non-excitable cells, but also in the range of tens of milliseconds for excitable cells, such as nerve and muscle. Muscle fibers respond to electrical stimulation with Ca(2+) transients that exceed their resting basal level about 100 times. Fluorescent Ca(2+) dyes have become an indispensable means to monitor Ca(2+) fluctuations in living cells online. Fluorescence intensity of such "environmental dyes" relies on a buffer-ligand interaction which is not only governed by laws of mass action but also by binding and unbinding kinetics that have to be considered for proper Ca(2+) kinetics and amplitude validation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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