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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079752/changes-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-gene-expression-in-response-to-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Dana M Tilley, David L Cedeño, Courtney A Kelley, Margaret DeMaegd, Ramsin Benyamin, Ricardo Vallejo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been shown to influence pain-related genes in the spinal cord directly under the stimulating electrodes. There is limited information regarding changes occurring at the dorsal root ganglion (DRG). This study evaluates gene expression in the DRG in response to SCS therapy. METHODS: Rats were randomized into experimental or control groups (n = 6 per group). Experimental animals underwent spared-nerve injury, implantation of lead, and continuous SCS (72 hours)...
January 11, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077515/medial-prefrontal-cortex-pontine-nuclei-projections-modulate-suboptimal-cue-induced-associative-motor-learning
#2
Guang-Yan Wu, Shu-Lei Liu, Juan Yao, Lin Sun, Bing Wu, Yi Yang, Xuan Li, Qian-Quan Sun, Hua Feng, Jian-Feng Sui
Diverse and powerful mechanisms have evolved to enable organisms to modulate learning and memory under a variety of survival conditions. Cumulative evidence has shown that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is closely involved in many higher-order cognitive functions. However, when and how the medial PFC (mPFC) modulates associative motor learning remains largely unknown. Here, we show that delay eyeblink conditioning (DEC) with the weak conditioned stimulus (wCS) but not the strong CS (sCS) elicited a significant increase in the levels of c-Fos expression in caudal mPFC...
January 10, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074865/bendable-solid-state-supercapacitors-with-au-nanoparticle-embedded-graphene-hydrogel-films
#3
Kyungwhan Yang, Kyoungah Cho, Dae Sung Yoon, Sangsig Kim
In this study, we fabricate bendable solid-state supercapacitors with Au nanoparticle (NP)-embedded graphene hydrogel (GH) electrodes and investigate the influence of the Au NP embedment on the internal resistance and capacitive performance. Embedding the Au NPs into the GH electrodes results in a decrease of the internal resistance from 35 to 21 Ω, and a threefold reduction of the IR drop at a current density of 5 A/g when compared with GH electrodes without Au NPs. The Au NP-embedded GH supercapacitors (NP-GH SCs) exhibit excellent capacitive performances, with large specific capacitance (135 F/g) and high energy density (15...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073836/ionotropic-glutamate-receptors-activate-cell-signaling-in-response-to-glutamate-in-schwann-cells
#4
Wendy M Campana, Elisabetta Mantuano, Pardis Azmoon, Kenneth Henry, Michael A Banki, John H Kim, Donald P Pizzo, Steven L Gonias
In the peripheral nervous system, Schwann cells (SCs) demonstrate surveillance activity, detecting injury and undergoing trans-differentiation to support repair. SC receptors that detect peripheral nervous system injury remain incompletely understood. We used RT-PCR to profile ionotropic glutamate receptor expression in cultured SCs. We identified subunits required for assembly of N-methyl-d-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors (NMDA-R), α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptors, and kainate receptors...
January 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072810/high-frequency-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-case-report
#5
Joseph T Crapanzano, Lisa M Harrison-Bernard, Mark R Jones, Alan D Kaye, Erich O Richter, Mordeci N Potash
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, debilitating, neuropathic pain condition which is often misdiagnosed, difficult to manage, and lacks proven methods for remission. Most available methods provide some relief to a small percentage of patients. Recent FDA approval and superiority of the Nevro Senza 10-kHz high frequency (HF10) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy over traditional low-frequency spinal cord stimulation for treatment of chronic back and leg pain may provide a new interventional therapeutic option for patients suffering from CRPS...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072455/src-and-phospho-fak-kinases-are-activated-by-allopregnanolone-promoting-schwann-cells-motility-morphology-and-myelination
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Simona Melfi, Maria Magdalena Montt Guevara, Veronica Bonalume, Massimiliano Ruscica, Alessandra Colciago, Tommaso Simoncini, Valerio Magnaghi
Schwann cells' (SCs) development and maturation require coordinate and complementary interaction among several signals and intracellular pathways. Among factors controlling these processes, the signalling intermediates Src tyrosine kinase and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) are relevant for SCs' fate, participating in regulation of SC adhesion, motility and migration. Recently, the progesterone metabolite allopregnanolone (ALLO) was proved to be synthesized by SCs, whereas it acts autocrinally on SC motility and proliferation, which are crucial processes for nerve development, maturation and regeneration...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067991/all-inorganic-halide-perovskites-nanosystem-synthesis-structural-features-optical-properties-and-optoelectronic-applications
#7
Xiaoming Li, Fei Cao, Dejian Yu, Jun Chen, Zhiguo Sun, Yalong Shen, Ying Zhu, Lin Wang, Yi Wei, Ye Wu, Haibo Zeng
The recent success of organometallic halide perovskites (OHPs) in photovoltaic devices has triggered lots of corresponding research and many perovskite analogues have been developed to look for devices with comparable performance but better stability. Upon the preparation of all inorganic halide perovskite nanocrystals (IHP NCs), research activities have soared due to their better stability, ultrahigh photoluminescence quantum yield (PL QY), and composition dependent luminescence covering the whole visible region with narrow line-width...
January 9, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066941/surveillance-for-dysplasia-in-patients-with-ulcerative-colitis-discrepancy-between-guidelines-and-practice
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Masaru Shinozaki, Kiyonori Kobayashi, Reiko Kunisaki, Tadakazu Hisamatsu, Makoto Naganuma, Kenichi Takahashi, Yasushi Iwao, Yasuo Suzuki, Mamoru Watanabe, Michio Itabashi, Akira Torii, Masakazu Takazoe, Akira Sugita
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The risk of developing colorectal cancer is higher in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) than in the general population. Guidelines recommend surveillance colonoscopy (SCS) to reduce mortality; however, few studies have assessed physicians' adherence to guidelines. This study was aimed to clarify the current status of SCS and adherence to guidelines through the characteristics of cancer/dysplasia surveillance for UC patients in Japan. METHODS: A questionnaire was mailed to 541 physicians who attended meetings on inflammatory bowel disease...
January 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065675/altered-expression-of-irs2-and-grb2-in-demyelination-of-peripheral-neurons-implications-in-diabetic-neuropathy
#9
Mallahalli S Manu, Kuruvanthe S Rachana, Gopal M Advirao
Demyelination of the peripheral nerves and dysfunction of Schwann cells (SCs) are the chronic complications involved in the development of peripheral neuropathy among diabetic patients. Insulin signaling plays an important role in restoring the myelin proteins in diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). Since insulin levels are altered in diabetes, it becomes of great interest to appreciate the role and regulation of docking and adaptor protein, how these proteins respond to variations in the levels of insulin as experienced in juvenile diabetes...
December 29, 2016: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062343/symptom-clusters-change-over-time-in-women-receiving-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
#10
Randa M Albusoul, Ann M Berger, Caryl L Gay, Susan L Janson, Kathryn A Lee
CONTEXT: Patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy (CTX) experience multiple concurrent symptoms, but little is known about how symptoms change during and after treatment. Knowledge of the identity and trajectory of symptom clusters (SCs) would enhance measurement and management. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify SCs and their change over time from baseline to completion of breast cancer CTX. METHODS: SCs were identified and assessed for change in 219 women from Nebraska at four times: baseline, during cycles #3 and #4 of CTX, and one-month after finishing CTX...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062185/allicin-protects-auditory-hair-cells-and-spiral-ganglion-neurons-from-cisplatin-induced-apoptosis
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Xianmin Wu, Xiaofei Li, Yongdong Song, He Li, Xiaohui Bai, Wenwen Liu, Yuechen Han, Lei Xu, Jianfeng Li, Daogong Zhang, Haibo Wang, Zhaomin Fan
Cisplatin is a broad-spectrum anticancer drug that is commonly used in the clinic. Ototoxicity is one of the major side effects of this drug, which caused irreversible sensorineural hearing loss. Allicin, the main biologically active compound derived from garlic, has been shown to exert various anti-apoptotic and anti-oxidative activities in vitro and in vivo studies. We took advantage of C57 mice intraperitoneally injected with cisplatin alone or with cisplatin and allicin combined, to investigate whether allicin plays a protective role in vivo against cisplatin ototoxicity...
January 3, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058433/theoretical-investigation-of-gas-phase-molecular-complex-formation-between-2-hydroxy-thiophenol-and-a-water-molecule
#12
Debojit Kumar Deb, Biplab Sarkar
The torsional potential of OH and SH rotations in 2-hydroxy thiophenol is systematically studied using the MP2 ab initio method. The outcome of state-of-the-art calculations is used in the investigation of the structures and conformational preferences of 2-hydroxy thiophenol and aims at further interaction studies with a gas phase water molecule. SCS-MP2 and CCSD(T) complete basis set (CBS) limit interaction energies for these complexes are presented. The SCS-MP2/CBS limit is achieved using various two-point extrapolation methods with aug-cc-pVDZ and aug-cc-pVTZ basis sets...
January 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057792/a-novel-view-of-the-adult-stem-cell-compartment-from-the-perspective-of-a-quiescent-population-of-very-small-embryonic-like-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Janina Ratajczak, Malwina Suszynska, Donald M Miller, Magda Kucia, Dong-Myung Shin
Evidence has accumulated that adult hematopoietic tissues and other organs contain a population of dormant stem cells (SCs) that are more primitive than other, already restricted, monopotent tissue-committed SCs (TCSCs). These observations raise several questions, such as the developmental origin of these cells, their true pluripotent or multipotent nature, which surface markers they express, how they can be efficiently isolated from adult tissues, and what role they play in the adult organism. The phenotype of these cells and expression of some genes characteristic of embryonic SCs, epiblast SCs, and primordial germ cells suggests their early-embryonic deposition in developing tissues as precursors of adult SCs...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056356/removal-of-vanadium-from-industrial-wastewater-using-iron-sorbents-in-batch-and-continuous-flow-pilot-systems
#14
Tiina Leiviskä, Muhammad Kamran Khalid, Arja Sarpola, Juha Tanskanen
This study investigated the removal of vanadium from real industrial wastewater by using six iron materials: commercial iron sorbent (CFH-12), commercial mineral sorbent (AQM), blast furnace sludge (BFS), steel converter sludge (SCS), ferrochrome slag (FeCr) and slag from a steel foundry (OKTO). Batch tests revealed that CFH-12 (ferric oxyhydroxide) removed vanadium most efficiently, which was explained by its high iron content and the amorphous form of the iron, and that the sorption followed the Langmuir isotherm...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054637/salidroside-promotes-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-based-on-tissue-engineering-strategy-using-schwann-cells-and-plga-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Hui Liu, Peizhen Lv, Yongjia Zhu, Huayu Wu, Kun Zhang, Fuben Xu, Li Zheng, Jinmin Zhao
Salidriside (SDS), a phenylpropanoid glycoside derived from Rhodiola rosea L, has been shown to be neuroprotective in many studies, which may be promising in nerve recovery. In this study, the neuroprotective effects of SDS on engineered nerve constructed by Schwann cells (SCs) and Poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) were studied in vitro. We further investigated the effect of combinational therapy of SDS and PLGA/SCs based tissue engineering on peripheral nerve regeneration based on the rat model of nerve injury by sciatic transection...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054560/metal-free-supercapacitor-with-aqueous-electrolyte-and-low-cost-carbon-materials
#16
Nicklas Blomquist, Thomas Wells, Britta Andres, Joakim Bäckström, Sven Forsberg, Håkan Olin
Electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs) or supercapacitors (SCs) are fast energy storage devices with high pulse efficiency and superior cyclability, which makes them useful in various applications including electronics, vehicles and grids. Aqueous SCs are considered to be more environmentally friendly than those based on organic electrolytes. Because of the corrosive nature of the aqueous environment, however, expensive electrochemically stable materials are needed for the current collectors and electrodes in aqueous SCs...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054216/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-filipino-versions-of-the-duke-university-religion-index-and-the-spiritual-coping-strategies-scale-in-filipino-hemodialysis-patients
#17
Jonas Preposi Cruz, Ralph Warren P Reyes, Paolo C Colet, Joel C Estacio, Sílvia Caldeira, Luciano Magalhães Vitorino, Harold G Koenig
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Filipino versions of the Duke University Religion Index (DUREL-F) and the Spiritual Coping Strategies scale (SCS-F) for hemodialysis (HD) patients in the Philippines. A convenient sample of 162 HD patients was included in this descriptive, cross-sectional study. The DUREL-F and SCS-F exhibited acceptable internal consistency and stability reliability, as well as excellent content and construct validity. The findings confirmed the soundness of the psychometric properties of the two scales...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053944/the-current-status-of-stem-cell-therapy-in-erectile-dysfunction-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Amanda B Reed-Maldonado, Tom F Lue
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are capable of renewal and repair of tissue due to their capacity for division and differentiation. The purpose of this review is to describe recent advances in the use of stem cell (SC) therapy for male erectile dysfunction (ED). We performed a MEDLINE database search of all relevant articles regarding the use of SCs for ED. We present a concise summary of the scientific principles behind the usage of SC for ED. We discuss the different types of SCs, delivery methods, current pre-clinical literature, and published clinical trials...
December 2016: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052197/construction-of-a-spin-component-scaled-dual-hybrid-random-phase-approximation
#19
Pál Dániel Mezei, Gabor I Csonka, Adrienn Ruzsinszky, Mihaly Kallay
Recently, we have constructed a dual-hybrid direct random phase approximation method, called dRPA75, and demonstrated its good performance on reaction energies, barrier heights, and non-covalent interactions of main-group elements. However, this method has also shown significant but quite systematic errors in the computed atomization energies. In this paper, we suggest a constrained spin-component scaling formalism for the dRPA75 method (SCS-dRPA75) in order to overcome the large error in the computed atomization energies preserving the good performance of this method on spin-unpolarized systems at the same time...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047235/su-f-t-340-direct-editing-of-dose-volume-histograms-algorithms-and-a-unified-convex-formulation-for-treatment-planning-with-dose-constraints
#20
B Ungun, A Fu, S Boyd, L Xing
PURPOSE: To develop a procedure for including dose constraints in convex programming-based approaches to treatment planning, and to support dynamic modification of such constraints during planning. METHODS: We present a mathematical approach that allows mean dose, maximum dose, minimum dose and dose volume (i.e., percentile) constraints to be appended to any convex formulation of an inverse planning problem. The first three constraint types are convex and readily incorporated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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