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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906110/failed-upregulation-of-tfam-protein-and-mitochondrial-dna-in-oxidatively-deficient-fibers-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-locomotor-muscle
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Yana Konokhova, Sally Spendiff, R Thomas Jagoe, Sudhakar Aare, Sophia Kapchinsky, Norah J MacMillan, Paul Rozakis, Martin Picard, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, Charlotte H Pion, Jean Bourbeau, Russell T Hepple, Tanja Taivassalo
BACKGROUND: Low mitochondrial content and oxidative capacity are well-established features of locomotor muscle dysfunction, a prevalent and debilitating systemic occurrence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although the exact cause is not firmly established, physical inactivity and oxidative stress are among the proposed underlying mechanisms. Here, we assess the impact of COPD pathophysiology on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) integrity, biogenesis, and cellular oxidative capacity in locomotor muscle of COPD patients and healthy controls...
February 18, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906101/characterization-of-a-dmd-egfp-reporter-mouse-as-a-tool-to-investigate-dystrophin-expression
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Mina V Petkova, Susanne Morales-Gonzales, Karima Relizani, Esther Gill, Franziska Seifert, Josefine Radke, Werner Stenzel, Luis Garcia, Helge Amthor, Markus Schuelke
BACKGROUND: Dystrophin is a rod-shaped cytoplasmic protein that provides sarcolemmal stability as a structural link between the cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix via the dystrophin-associated protein complex (DAPC). Mutations in the dystrophin-encoding DMD gene cause X-linked dystrophinopathies with variable phenotypes, the most severe being Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) characterized by progressive muscle wasting and fibrosis. However, dystrophin deficiency does not only impair the function of skeletal and heart muscle but may also affect other organ systems such as the brain, eye, and gastrointestinal tract...
July 5, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906090/muscle-specific-deletion-of-socs3-increases-the-early-inflammatory-response-but-does-not-affect-regeneration-after-myotoxic-injury
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Kristy Swiderski, Savant S Thakur, Timur Naim, Jennifer Trieu, Annabel Chee, David I Stapleton, René Koopman, Gordon S Lynch
BACKGROUND: Muscles of old animals are injured more easily and regenerate poorly, attributed in part to increased levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling cascade is a key mediator of inflammatory cytokine action, and signaling via this pathway is increased in muscles with aging. As a negative regulator of JAK/STAT signaling, a key mediator of myogenic proliferation and differentiation, altered expression of suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS3) is likely to have important consequences for muscle regeneration...
October 24, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906053/attenuated-ca-2-release-in-a-mouse-model-of-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-2a
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Marino DiFranco, Irina Kramerova, Julio L Vergara, Melissa Jan Spencer
BACKGROUND: Mutations in CAPN3 cause limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A), a progressive muscle wasting disease. CAPN3 is a non-lysosomal, Ca-dependent, muscle-specific proteinase. Ablation of CAPN3 (calpain-3 knockout (C3KO) mice) leads to reduced ryanodine receptor (RyR1) expression and abnormal Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (Ca-CaMKII)-mediated signaling. We previously reported that Ca(2+) release measured by fura2-FF imaging in response to single action potential stimulation was reduced in old C3KO mice; however, the use of field stimulation prevented investigation of the mechanisms underlying this impairment...
February 24, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906050/the-sh3-and-cysteine-rich-domain-3-stac3-gene-is-important-to-growth-fiber-composition-and-calcium-release-from-the-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-in-postnatal-skeletal-muscle
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Xiaofei Cong, Jonathan Doering, Davi A G Mazala, Eva R Chin, Robert W Grange, Honglin Jiang
BACKGROUND: The SH3 and cysteine-rich domain 3 (Stac3) gene is specifically expressed in the skeletal muscle. Stac3 knockout mice die perinatally. In this study, we determined the potential role of Stac3 in postnatal skeletal muscle growth, fiber composition, and contraction by generating conditional Stac3 knockout mice. METHODS: We disrupted the Stac3 gene in 4-week-old male mice using the Flp-FRT and tamoxifen-inducible Cre-loxP systems. RESULTS: RT-qPCR and western blotting analyses of the limb muscles of target mice indicated that nearly all Stac3 mRNA and more than 70 % of STAC3 protein were deleted 4 weeks after tamoxifen injection...
April 11, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905294/glucocorticoids-increase-skeletal-muscle-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inducing-kinase-nik-links-to-muscle-atrophy
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Christopher S Fry, Syed Z Nayeem, Edgar L Dillon, Partha S Sarkar, Batbayar Tumurbaatar, Randall J Urban, Traver J Wright, Melinda Sheffield-Moore, Ronald G Tilton, Sanjeev Choudhary
Glucocorticoids (GC) are a frontline therapy for numerous acute and chronic diseases because of their demonstrated efficacy at reducing systemic inflammation. An unintended side effect of GC therapy is the stimulation of skeletal muscle atrophy. Pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for GC-induced skeletal muscle atrophy have been extensively investigated, and the ability to treat patients with GC without unintended muscle atrophy has yet to be realized. We have reported that a single, standard-of-care dose of Methylprednisolone increases in vivo expression of NF-κB-inducing kinase (NIK), an important upstream regulatory kinase controlling NF-κB activation, along with other key muscle catabolic regulators such as Atrogin-1 and MuRF1 that induce skeletal muscle proteolysis...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871863/muscular-system-in-interna-of-peltogaster-paguri-rhizocephala-peltogasridae
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Aleksei A Miroliubov
Rhizocephalan parasites have a peculiar life cycle, and their adults lost almost all traits found usually in Crustacea. Despite some data on anatomy and ultrastructure of interna of Peltogastridae, some crucial aspects of morphology are still unknown. For example, there is only one mentioning of myocytes found in interna of Rhizophalans (Sacculina carcini). So we aimed at studying the muscular system of the interna of Peltogaster paguri using serial histological sectioning and fluorescent staining (TRITC-labelled phalloidin) with confocal microscopy...
November 18, 2016: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862020/impaired-calcium-signaling-in-muscle-fibers-from-intercostal-and-foot-skeletal-muscle-in-a-cigarette-smoke-induced-mouse-model-of-copd
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Patrick Robison, Thomas E Sussan, Hegang Chen, Shyam Biswal, Martin F Schneider, Erick O Hernández-Ochoa
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory and locomotor skeletal muscle dysfunction are common findings in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), however, the mechanisms that cause muscle impairment in COPD are unclear. Because Ca(2+) signaling in excitation-contraction (E-C) coupling is important for muscle activity, we hypothesized that Ca(2+) dysregulation could contribute to muscle dysfunction in COPD. METHODS: Intercostal and flexor digitorum brevis muscles from control and cigarette smoke-exposed mice were investigated...
November 11, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861192/generation-of-repeater-f-waves-in-healthy-subjects
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Elisabeth Chroni, Dimitra Veltsista, Chris Papapaulou, Eftychia Trachani
INTRODUCTION: F waves identical in latency, size and shape, known as repeater F waves, have been observed occasionally in normal motor conduction recordings. The purpose of this study was to examine the occurrence and characteristics of repeater F waves in healthy subjects under different testing conditions, aiming to selectively excite lower and higher threshold motor fibers. METHODS: Sessions of 40 traces were recorded from the ulnar nerve in 12 volunteers, applying/ using supramaximal, submaximal stimuli (intensity able to elicit 30% and 60% of the maximum compound muscle action potential amplitude) and a collision technique...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843719/cranial-bone-histology-of-metoposaurus-krasiejowensis-amphibia-temnospondyli-from-the-late-triassic-of-poland
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Kamil Gruntmejer, Dorota Konietzko-Meier, Adam Bodzioch
In this study, 21 skull bones of Metoposaurus krasiejowensis from the Late Triassic of Poland were investigated histologically. Dermal bones show a diploë structure, with an ornamented external surface. The ridges consist of mostly well vascularized parallel-fibered bone; the valleys are built of an avascular layer of lamellar bone. The thick middle region consists of cancellous bone, with varying porosity. The thin and less vascularized internal cortex consists of parallel-fibered bone. The numerous Sharpey's fibers and ISF are present in all bones...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834290/altered-muscle-satellite-cell-activation-following-16-weeks-of-resistance-training-in-young-men
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Joshua P Nederveen, Tim Snijders, Sophie Joanisse, Christopher G Wavell, Cameron J Mitchell, Leeann M Johnston, Steven K Baker, Stuart M Phillips, Gianni Parise
Skeletal muscle satellite cells (SC) play an important role in muscle adaptation. In untrained individuals, SC content and activation status has been observed to increase in response to a single bout of exercise. Muscle fiber characteristics change considerably when resistance exercise is performed chronically, but whether training status affects the activity of SC in response to a single bout of exercise remains unknown. We examined the changes in SC content and activation status following a single bout of resistance exercise, prior to and following a 16wk progressive resistance training (RT) program in fourteen young (25±3yr) men...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833562/predicting-effects-of-tropomyosin-mutations-on-cardiac-muscle-contraction-through-myofilament-modeling
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Lorenzo R Sewanan, Jeffrey R Moore, William Lehman, Stuart G Campbell
Point mutations to the human gene TPM1 have been implicated in the development of both hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies. Such observations have led to studies investigating the link between single residue changes and the biophysical behavior of the tropomyosin molecule. However, the degree to which these molecular perturbations explain the performance of intact sarcomeres containing mutant tropomyosin remains uncertain. Here, we present a modeling approach that integrates various aspects of tropomyosin's molecular properties into a cohesive paradigm representing their impact on muscle function...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822290/dietary-selenium-augments-sarcoplasmic-calcium-release-and-mechanical-performance-in-mice
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Dóra Bodnár, Olga Ruzsnavszky, Tamás Oláh, Beatrix Dienes, Ildikó Balatoni, Éva Ungvári, Ilona Benkő, Beáta Babka, József Prokisch, László Csernoch, Péter Szentesi
BACKGROUND: As an essential trace element selenium plays a significant role in many physiological functions of the organs. It is found within muscles as selenocystein in selenoprotein N, which is involved in redox-modulated calcium homeostasis and in protection against oxidative stress. METHODS: The effects of two different selenium compounds (selenate and NanoSe in 0.5 and 5 ppm concentration for two weeks) on muscle properties of mice were examined by measuring in vivo muscle performance, in vitro force in soleus (SOL) and extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles and changes in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration in single fibers from flexor digitorum brevis (FDB) muscle...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821035/a-hitherto-undescribed-benign-mesenchymal-polyp-of-the-gallbladder-edematous-angiomyolipoma-like-polyp
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R Arcega, J X Wu, S Magaki, T R Donahue, H L Wang
We report a case of two peculiar gallbladder polyps in a sixty-four year old male who presented with symptomatic cholelithiasis. Cholecystectomy was performed, which revealed two polyps measuring 0.6 cm and 1.9 cm, located in the body of the gallbladder. Microscopic examination of the polyps showed composite mesenchymal lesions with vascular proliferation of small-to-medium sized arterioles, myoid stroma, and lipomatous periphery. The myoid component was characterized by wisps of bland smooth muscle fibers loosely separated by proteinaceous and focally myxoid matrix...
July 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820862/fast-to-slow-transition-of-skeletal-muscle-contractile-function-and-corresponding-changes-in-myosin-heavy-and-light-chain-formation-in-the-r6-2-mouse-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Tanja Hering, Peter Braubach, G Bernhard Landwehrmeyer, Katrin S Lindenberg, Werner Melzer
Huntington´s disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disease resulting from an expanded polyglutamine sequence (poly-Q) in the protein huntingtin (HTT). Various studies report atrophy and metabolic pathology of skeletal muscle in HD and suggest as part of the process a fast-to-slow fiber type transition that may be caused by the pathological changes in central motor control or/and by mutant HTT in the muscle tissue itself. To investigate muscle pathology in HD, we used R6/2 mice, a common animal model for a rapidly progressing variant of the disease expressing exon 1 of the mutant human gene...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816932/pectoralis-major-muscle-of-turkey-displays-divergent-function-as-correlated-with-meat-quality
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B A Patterson, S K Matarneh, K M Stufft, E M England, T L Scheffler, R H Preisser, H Shi, E C Stewart, S Eilert, D E Gerrard
Fresh turkey meat color is determined by many factors that include muscle fiber type composition and heme protein concentrations. These factors either are affected by or influence biochemical events occurring postmortem. Deviations in the processing environment also can result in aberrant fresh meat quality and may ultimately change the quality characteristics of further processed products. Our objective was to describe the underlying cause and significance of the two-toning color defect in fresh turkey breast...
November 5, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814384/a-one-step-immunostaining-method-to-visualize-rodent-muscle-fiber-type-within-a-single-specimen
#17
Shoko Sawano, Yusuke Komiya, Riho Ichitsubo, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Mako Nakamura, Ryuichi Tatsumi, Yoshihide Ikeuchi, Wataru Mizunoya
In this study, we present a quadruple immunostaining method for rapid muscle fiber typing of mice and rats using antibodies specific to the adult myosin heavy chain (MyHC) isoforms MyHC1, 2A, 2X, and 2B, which are common marker proteins of distinct muscle fiber types. We developed rat monoclonal antibodies specific to each MyHC isoform and conjugated these four antibodies to fluorophores with distinct excitation and emission wavelengths. By mixing the four types of conjugated antibodies, MyHC1, 2A, 2X, and 2B could be distinguished within a single specimen allowing for facile delineation of skeletal muscle fiber types...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810924/single-cell-imaging-of-normal-and-malignant-cell-engraftment-into-optically-clear-prkdc-null-scid-zebrafish
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John C Moore, Qin Tang, Nora Torres Yordán, Finola E Moore, Elaine G Garcia, Riadh Lobbardi, Ashwin Ramakrishnan, Dieuwke L Marvin, Anthony Anselmo, Ruslan I Sadreyev, David M Langenau
Cell transplantation into immunodeficient mice has revolutionized our understanding of regeneration, stem cell self-renewal, and cancer; yet models for direct imaging of engrafted cells has been limited. Here, we characterize zebrafish with mutations in recombination activating gene 2 (rag2), DNA-dependent protein kinase (prkdc), and janus kinase 3 (jak3). Histology, RNA sequencing, and single-cell transcriptional profiling of blood showed that rag2 hypomorphic mutant zebrafish lack T cells, whereas prkdc deficiency results in loss of mature T and B cells and jak3 in T and putative Natural Killer cells...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800152/muscle-specific-deletion-of-socs3-increases-the-early-inflammatory-response-but-does-not-affect-regeneration-after-myotoxic-injury
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Kristy Swiderski, Savant S Thakur, Timur Naim, Jennifer Trieu, Annabel Chee, David I Stapleton, René Koopman, Gordon S Lynch
BACKGROUND: Muscles of old animals are injured more easily and regenerate poorly, attributed in part to increased levels of circulating pro-inflammatory cytokines. The Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling cascade is a key mediator of inflammatory cytokine action, and signaling via this pathway is increased in muscles with aging. As a negative regulator of JAK/STAT signaling, a key mediator of myogenic proliferation and differentiation, altered expression of suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS3) is likely to have important consequences for muscle regeneration...
2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799519/piperine-s-mitigation-of-obesity-and-diabetes-can-be-explained-by-its-up-regulation-of-the-metabolic-rate-of-resting-muscle
#20
Leonardo Nogara, Nariman Naber, Edward Pate, Marcella Canton, Carlo Reggiani, Roger Cooke
We identify a target for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, the consumption of calories by an increase in the metabolic rate of resting skeletal muscle. The metabolic rate of skeletal muscle can be increased by shifting myosin heads from the super-relaxed state (SRX), with a low ATPase activity, to a disordered relaxed state (DRX), with a higher ATPase activity. The shift of myosin heads was detected by a change in fluorescent intensity of a probe attached to the myosin regulatory light chain in skinned skeletal fibers, allowing us to perform a high-throughput screen of 2,128 compounds...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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