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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345137/a-comparative-analysis-of-phosphoproteome-in-ovine-muscle-at-early-postmortem-in-relationship-to-tenderness-%C3%A2
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Xin Li, Lijuan Chen, Fan He, Meng Li, Qingwu Shen, Dequan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Tenderness is considered to be the most important quality characteristic of meat as it is the main cause of unacceptability of meat. Post-translational modification regulates protein functions that involve in postmortem changes in muscle and meat quality formation. Specifically, phosphorylation was proved to regulate postmortem glycolytic rates and meat tenderization. However, the relationship between protein phosphorylation and meat tenderness remains unclear. This study examined the phosphoproteomes found in ovine muscle with different degrees of tenderness over time (at 0...
March 26, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343765/human-cardiac-progenitor-cells-with-regenerative-potential-can-be-isolated-and-characterized-from-3d-electro-anatomic-guided-endomyocardial-biopsies
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Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Maria Leone, Maria Lucia Narducci, Costantino Smaldone, Dalgisio Lecis, Frediano Inzani, Marco Luciani, Andrea Siracusano, Federica La Neve, Melissa Manchi, Gemma Pelargonio, Francesco Perna, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti, Dario Pitocco, Donato Cappetta, Grazia Esposito, Konrad Urbanek, Antonella De Angelis, Francesco Rossi, Roberto Piacentini, Giulia Angelini, Domenica Donatella Li Puma, Claudio Grassi, Elisa De Paolis, Ettore Capoluongo, Valentina Silvestri, Biagio Merlino, Riccardo Marano, Filippo Crea
AIMS: In the present study, we aimed to develop a percutaneous approach and a reproducible methodology for the isolation and expansion of Cardiac Progenitor Cells (CPCs) from EndoMyocardial Biopsies (EMB) in vivo. Moreover, in an animal model of non-ischemic heart failure (HF), we would like to test whether CPCs obtained by this methodology may engraft the myocardium and differentiate. METHODS AND RESULTS: EMB were obtained using a preformed sheath and a disposable bioptome, advanced via right femoral vein in 12 healthy mini pigs, to the right ventricle...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343439/toward-improved-myocardial-maturity-in-an-organ-on-chip-platform-with-immature-cardiac-myocytes
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Sean P Sheehy, Anna Grosberg, Pu Qin, David J Behm, John P Ferrier, Mackenzie A Eagleson, Alexander P Nesmith, David Krull, James G Falls, Patrick H Campbell, Megan L McCain, Robert N Willette, Erding Hu, Kevin K Parker
In vitro studies of cardiac physiology and drug response have traditionally been performed on individual isolated cardiomyocytes or isotropic monolayers of cells that may not mimic desired physiological traits of the laminar adult myocardium. Recent studies have reported a number of advances to Heart-on-a-Chip platforms for the fabrication of more sophisticated engineered myocardium, but cardiomyocyte immaturity remains a challenge. In the anisotropic musculature of the heart, interactions between cardiac myocytes, the extracellular matrix (ECM), and neighboring cells give rise to changes in cell shape and tissue architecture that have been implicated in both development and disease...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341100/the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-heart-failure
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Yaron D Barac, Fabian Emrich, Efrat Krutzwakd-Josefson, Sonja Schrepfer, Luiz C Sampaio, James T Willerson, Robert C Robbins, Aaron Ciechanover, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Dan Aravot, Doris A Taylor
The rising incidence of heart failure (HF) is one of the biggest challenges in cardiovascular medicine. The persistent shortage of donor organs for transplantation has led to an expanding application of left ventricular assist devices as a bridge to recovery. Accumulating evidence suggests that the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS), which is responsible for protein degradation, plays a direct role in cardiac hypertrophy and HF and is impacted by mechanical unloading. The UPS system also plays a role in the cardiac regulation of apoptosis, cell mass, and sarcomere quality control...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334253/effect-of-the-insecticide-dinotefuran-on-the-ultrastructure-of-the-flight-muscle-of-female-sogatella-furcifera-hemiptera-delphacidae
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M G Liu, C X Jiang, M Mao, C Liu, Q Li, X G Wang, Q F Yang, H J Wang
Sogatella furcifera Horváth (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), is a major migratory pest of rice crops in Asia. The ultrastructure of the flight muscle directly affects the flight ability of insects. The ultrastructure of the flight muscle of some insects can be affected by insecticides. However, the ultrastructure of the flight muscle of S. furcifera and the effect of insecticides on the flight muscle of S. furcifera are not well understood. The present study was conducted to determine the effect of the insecticide dinotefuran on the ultrastructure of the flight muscle of S...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333386/myofilaments-movers-and-rulers-of-the-sarcomere
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Brian Leei Lin, Taejeong Song, Sakthivel Sadayappan
Striated cardiac and skeletal muscles play very different roles in the body, but they are similar at the molecular level. In particular, contraction, regardless of the type of muscle, is a precise and complex process involving the integral protein myofilaments and their associated regulatory components. The smallest functional unit of muscle contraction is the sarcomere. Within the sarcomere can be found a sophisticated ensemble of proteins associated with the thick filaments (myosin, myosin binding protein-C, titin, and obscurin) and thin myofilaments (actin, troponin, tropomyosin, nebulin, and nebulette)...
March 16, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323875/the-clinical-features-outcomes-and-genetic-characteristics-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-patients-with-severe-right-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Xiying Guo, Chaomei Fan, Lei Tian, Yanling Liu, Hongyue Wang, Shihua Zhao, Fujian Duan, Xiuling Zhang, Xing Zhao, Fengqi Wang, Hongguang Zhu, Aiqing Lin, Xia Wu, Yishi Li
INTRODUCTION: Severe right ventricular hypertrophy (SRVH) is a rare phenotype in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) for which limited information is available. This study was undertaken to investigate the clinical, prognostic and genetic characteristics of HCM patients with SRVH. METHODS: HCM with SRVH was defined as HCM with a maximum right ventricular wall thickness ≥10 mm. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) was performed in HCM patients with SRVH. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression models were used to identify risk factors for cardiac death and events in HCM with SRVH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322254/stk38-modulates-rbm24-protein-stability-to-regulate-sarcomere-assembly-in-cardiomyocytes
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Jing Liu, Xu Kong, Lee Yew Mun, Zhang Meng Kai, Guo Li Yan, Yu Lin, Teck Kwang Lim, Qingsong Lin, Xiu Qin Xu
RNA-binding protein Rbm24 is a key regulator of heart development and required for sarcomere assembly and heart contractility. Yet, its underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, we link serine/threonine kinase 38 (Stk38) signaling to the regulation of Rbm24 by showing that Rbm24 phosphorylation and its function could be modulated by Stk38. Using co-immunoprecipitation coupled with mass spectrometry technique, we identified Stk38 as an endogenous binding partner of Rbm24. Stk38 knockdown resulted in decreased Rbm24 protein level in cardiomyocytes...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317338/release-of-calcium-into-the-myofibrillar-space-in-response-to-active-shortening-of-striated-muscle
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K A P Edman, C Caputo
AIM: The study was undertaken to explore whether shortening of striated muscle during activity is associated with release of bound Ca(2+) into the myofibrillar space as has previously been proposed in order to explain the depressant effect of active shortening. METHODS: The experiments were carried out on single muscle fibres isolated from the anterior tibialis muscle of Rana temporaria. The fibres were loaded with the calcium sensitive indicator Fluo-3. The fibres, stimulated to produce a partially fused isometric tetanus, were subjected to a shortening ramp or, alternatively, to a stretch ramp during activity while force, fibre length, sarcomere length and the Fluo-3 signal were recorded...
March 19, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315072/direct-myosin-activation-by-omecamtiv-mecarbil-for-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Mitchell A Psotka, John R Teerlink
Myosin is the indispensable molecular motor that utilizes chemical energy to produce force for contraction within the cardiac myocyte. Myosin activity is gated by intracellular calcium levels which are regulated by multiple upstream signaling cascades that can be altered for clinical utility using inotropic medications. In contrast to clinically available cardiac inotropes, omecamtiv mecarbil is a novel direct myosin activator developed to augment left ventricular systolic function without the undesirable secondary effects of altered calcium homeostasis...
March 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300163/in-vitro-drug-testing-based-on-contractile-activity-of-c2c12-cells-in-an-epigenetic-drug-model
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Kazushi Ikeda, Akira Ito, Ryusuke Imada, Masanori Sato, Yoshinori Kawabe, Masamichi Kamihira
Skeletal muscle tissue engineering holds great promise for pharmacological studies. Herein, we demonstrated an in vitro drug testing system using tissue-engineered skeletal muscle constructs. In response to epigenetic drugs, myotube differentiation of C2C12 myoblast cells was promoted in two-dimensional cell cultures, but the levels of contractile force generation of tissue-engineered skeletal muscle constructs prepared by three-dimensional cell cultures were not correlated with the levels of myotube differentiation in two-dimensional cell cultures...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297930/analysis-of-spontaneous-oscillations-for-a-three-state-power-stroke-model
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Takumi Washio, Toshiaki Hisada, Seine A Shintani, Hideo Higuchi
Our study considers the mechanism of the spontaneous oscillations of molecular motors that are driven by the power stroke principle by applying linear stability analysis around the stationary solution. By representing the coupling equation of microscopic molecular motor dynamics and mesoscopic sarcomeric dynamics by a rank-1 updated matrix system, we derived the analytical representations of the eigenmodes of the Jacobian matrix that cause the oscillation. Based on these analytical representations, we successfully derived the essential conditions for the oscillation in terms of the rate constants of the power stroke and the reversal stroke transitions of the molecular motor...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297657/modeling-the-actin-myosin-atpase-cross-bridge-cycle-for-skeletal-and-cardiac-muscle-myosin%C3%A2-isoforms
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Srbolujub M Mijailovich, Djordje Nedic, Marina Svicevic, Boban Stojanovic, Jonathan Walklate, Zoltan Ujfalusi, Michael A Geeves
Modeling the complete actin.myosin ATPase cycle has always been limited by the lack of experimental data concerning key steps of the cycle, because these steps can only be defined at very low ionic strength. Here, using human β-cardiac myosin-S1, we combine published data from transient and steady-state kinetics to model a minimal eight-state ATPase cycle. The model illustrates the occupancy of each intermediate around the cycle and how the occupancy is altered by changes in actin concentration for [actin] = 1-20Km...
March 14, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296734/genetic-anticipation-in-a-special-form-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-sudden-cardiac-death-in-a-family-with-74-members-across-5-generations
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Xiying Guo, Chaomei Fan, Yanping Wang, Miao Wang, Chi Cai, Yinjian Yang, Shihua Zhao, Fujian Duan, Yishi Li
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common heritable heart disease. The genetic anticipation of HCM and its associated etiology, sudden cardiac death (SCD), remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanism underlying the genetic anticipation of HCM and associated SCD.An HCM family including 5 generations and 74 members was studied. Two-dimensional echocardiography was performed to diagnose HCM. The age of onset of HCM was defined as the age at first diagnosis according to hospital records...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290848/-autoimmunity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-morphologically-documented-myocarditis
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D A Khashchevskaya, L B Mitrofanova, E A Belyakova, O V Beschuk, D A Zverev, D S Lebedev, O M Moiseeva
AIM: to assess clinical and prognostic value of circulating cardiospecific autoantibodies (AAB) and CD4+ T-regulatory cells in patients with myocarditis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included into this study 47 patients with lymphocytic myocarditis verified by analysis of histological and immunohistochemical data. Comparison group consisted of 30 practically healthy persons. Content of marker cardiotropic AAT were measured with the help of standardized immune enzyme test-systems...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290282/very-fast-chilling-modifies-the-structure-of-muscle-fibres-in-hot-boned-beef-loin
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Anita L Sikes, Robin Jacob, Bruce D'Arcy, Robyn Warner
The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of the tenderisation mechanism associated with very fast chilling (VFC) of beef muscle. Hot-boned striploins from 36 carcasses were allocated to a treatment (control, delayed or immediate chilling below 0°C), and each striploin was divided into three equal portions and allocated to a time post-mortem (2, 5 or 14d). Immediate chilling resulted in lower peak force values at 2d post-mortem and lower particle size after 5d post-mortem. Both chilling treatments significantly improved the WHC by reducing drip loss and cooking loss...
March 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288171/the-acceleration-of-cardiomyogenesis-in-embryonic-stem-cells-in-vitro-by-serum-depletion-does-not-increase-the-number-of-developed-cardiomyocytes
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Katarzyna Anna Radaszkiewicz, Dominika Sýkorová, Lucia Binó, Jana Kudová, Markéta Bébarová, Jiřina Procházková, Hana Kotasová, Lukáš Kubala, Jiří Pacherník
The differentiation of pluripotent embryonic stem (ES) cells into various lineages in vitro represents an important tool for studying the mechanisms underlying mammalian embryogenesis. It is a key technique in studies evaluating the molecular mechanisms of cardiomyogenesis and heart development and also in embryotoxicology. Herein, modest modifications of the basic protocol for ES cell differentiation into cardiomyocytes were evaluated in order to increase the yield and differentiation status of developed cardiomyocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278282/persistent-fibrosis-hypertrophy-and-sarcomere-disorganisation-after-endoscopy-guided-heart-resection-in-adult-xenopus
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Lindsey Marshall, Céline Vivien, Fabrice Girardot, Louise Péricard, Barbara A Demeneix, Laurent Coen, Norin Chai
Models of cardiac repair are needed to understand mechanisms underlying failure to regenerate in human cardiac tissue. Such studies are currently dominated by the use of zebrafish and mice. Remarkably, it is between these two evolutionary separated species that the adult cardiac regenerative capacity is thought to be lost, but causes of this difference remain largely unknown. Amphibians, evolutionary positioned between these two models, are of particular interest to help fill this lack of knowledge. We thus developed an endoscopy-based resection method to explore the consequences of cardiac injury in adult Xenopus laevis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265217/titanium-plug-closure-after-heartware-ventricular-assist-device-explantation-in-a-15-year-old-girl-first-u-s-experience
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Diego A Lara, Aamir Jeewa, Barbara A Elias, Elizabeth O McCullum, Susan W Denfield, William J Dreyer, Iki Adachi
We describe the case of a teenage girl with anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy who received a HeartWare ventricular assist device and underwent successful device explantation after cardiac recovery. During device support, the patient's cardiac function returned to normal. Twelve months after implantation, we explanted the device via repeat median sternotomy. To close the hole in the left ventricular apex and preserve the sewing ring in case future device support is needed, we used a German-manufactured titanium plug, developed specifically for this purpose...
February 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265101/myosin-filament-activation-in-the-heart-is-tuned-to-the-mechanical-task
#20
Massimo Reconditi, Marco Caremani, Francesca Pinzauti, Joseph D Powers, Theyencheri Narayanan, Ger J M Stienen, Marco Linari, Vincenzo Lombardi, Gabriella Piazzesi
The mammalian heart pumps blood through the vessels, maintaining the dynamic equilibrium in a circulatory system driven by two pumps in series. This vital function is based on the fine-tuning of cardiac performance by the Frank-Starling mechanism that relates the pressure exerted by the contracting ventricle (end systolic pressure) to its volume (end systolic volume). At the level of the sarcomere, the structural unit of the cardiac myocytes, the Frank-Starling mechanism consists of the increase in active force with the increase of sarcomere length (length-dependent activation)...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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