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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342146/a-theory-of-how-active-behavior-stabilises-neural-activity-neural-gain-modulation-by-closed-loop-environmental-feedback
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Christopher L Buckley, Taro Toyoizumi
During active behaviours like running, swimming, whisking or sniffing, motor actions shape sensory input and sensory percepts guide future motor commands. Ongoing cycles of sensory and motor processing constitute a closed-loop feedback system which is central to motor control and, it has been argued, for perceptual processes. This closed-loop feedback is mediated by brainwide neural circuits but how the presence of feedback signals impacts on the dynamics and function of neurons is not well understood. Here we present a simple theory suggesting that closed-loop feedback between the brain/body/environment can modulate neural gain and, consequently, change endogenous neural fluctuations and responses to sensory input...
January 17, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339350/correction-the-constant-threat-from-a-non-native-predator-increases-tail-muscle-and-fast-start-swimming-performance-in-xenopus-tadpoles
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Tsukasa Mori, Yukio Yanagisawa, Yoichiro Kitani, Goshi Yamamoto, Naoko Goto-Inoue, Tadashi Kimura, Keiko Kashiwagi, Akihiko Kashiwagi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336370/differences-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-expression-between-left-and-right-ventricles-in-response-to-nandrolone-decanoate-and-or-swimming-training-in-mice
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Ying Bai, Xu-Bo Shi, Yu-Qiong Zhang, Yue-Li Wang, Xin-Yao Liu, María Asunción Esteve-Pastor
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 plays an important role in the remodeling of left ventricles (LVs) and right ventricles (RVs). We investigated the differences of MMP-2 expression between LV and RV in response to nandrolone decanoate (ND), swimming training (ST), and combined ND and ST (NS) in mice, based on their structural, functional, and biochemical characteristics. METHODS: Totally 28 male C57B1 mice (6 weeks old; 20-23 g) were divided into four groups, including the control (n = 7), ND (n = 6), ST (n = 8), and NS (n = 7) groups...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336209/effects-of-treadmill-training-combined-with-serotonergic-interventions-on-spasticity-after-contusive-spinal-cord-injury
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Youngjae Ryu, Toru Ogata, Motoshi Nagao, Yasuhiro Sawada, Ryohei Nishimura, Naoki Fujita
Spasticity usually emerges during the course of recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI). While medications and physical rehabilitation are prescribed to alleviate spastic symptoms, the insufficiency of their effects remains an important problem to be addressed. Given the challenges associated with increasing the dose of medication, we supposed that a combination therapy with medication and physical rehabilitation can be effective. Therefore, we examined the effects of treadmill training (TMT) along with serotonergic medication using a spastic rat model after contusive injury...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334868/biomechanical-analyses-of-synchronised-swimming-standard-and-contra-standard-sculling
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Lara Elena Gomes, Vera Diogo, Flávio Antônio de Souza Castro, João Paulo Vilas-Boas, Ricardo J Fernandes, Pedro Figueiredo
Synchronised swimming involves a variety of sculling movements essential for body support and propulsion but its study is scarce. We aimed to biomechanically compare standard and contra-standard sculling techniques, and to observe the relationship between measures. Six synchronised swimmers performed two, 30 s maximal intensity, fully tethered standard and contra-standard sculling motions. Kinetic and kinematic data were obtained using a load-cell and underwater cameras, respectively. Force decreased along both techniques' bouts, but no differences in-between techniques were noted for any kinetic variables...
January 16, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332488/role-of-the-hippocampal-5-ht1a-receptor-mediated-camp-pka-signalling-pathway-in-sevoflurane-induced-cognitivedysfunction-in-aged-rats
#6
Yi Qiu, Ying Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Caixia Wang, Zhong-Yuan Xia
Objective This study aimed to evaluate the role of the hippocampal 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A (5-HT1A)-mediated cyclic adenosine monophosphate/protein kinase A (cAMP/PKA) signalling pathway in sevoflurane-induced cognitive dysfunction in aged rats. Methods Sixty 18-month-old Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into the control (n = 30) and experimental (Sev, n = 30) groups. The experimental group inhaled 50% air/oxygen mixture (2 L/min) and 2% sevoflurane for 4 hours. The control group inhaled 50% air/oxygen mixture (2 L/min) for 4 hours...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327649/the-effect-of-auditory-stimulus-training-on-swimming-start-reaction-time
#7
Christopher Papic, Peter Sinclair, Che Fornusek, Ross Sanders
Task-specific auditory training can improve sensorimotor processing times of the auditory reaction time (RT). The majority of competitive swimmers do not conduct habitual start training with the electronic horn used to commence a race. We examined the effect of four week dive training interventions on RT and block time (BT) of 10 male adolescent swimmers (age 14.0 ± 1.4 years): dive training with auditory components (speaker and electronic horn) (n = 5) and dive training without auditory components (n = 5)...
January 12, 2018: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327281/effect-of-early-natal-supplementation-of-paracetamol-on-attenuation-of-exotoxin-endotoxin-induced-pyrexia-and-precipitation-of-autistic-like-features-in-albino-rats
#8
Abdulaziz S Saeedan, Indu Singh, Mohd Nazam Ansari, Manjari Singh, Jitendra K Rawat, Uma Devi, Swetlana Gautam, Rajnish K Yadav, Gaurav Kaithwas
The present study was aimed to test the hypothesis that paracetamol (PCM) can precipitate autistic like features when used to counteract vaccine-induced fever using experimental rat pups. The pups were treated with measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria tetanus and pertussis (DPT) vaccines and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with subsequent PCM treatment. The pups were evaluated for postnatal growth (weight gain, eye opening) and behavior alterations (swimming performance, olfactory discrimination, negative geotaxis, nociception, and locomotor activity) by performing battery of neurobehavioral test...
January 11, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326893/treadmill-exercise-ameliorates-social-isolation-induced-depression-through-neuronal-generation-in-rat-pups
#9
Jung-Wan Cho, Sun-Young Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Sam-Jun Lee, Tae-Beom Seo, Young-Pyo Kim, Dae-Young Kim
Social isolation is known to induce emotional and behavioral changes in animals and humans. The effect of treadmill exercise on depression was investigated using social isolated rat pups. The rat pups in the social isolation groups were housed individually. The rat pups in the exercise groups were forced to run on treadmill for 30 min once a day from postnatal day 21 to postnatal day 34. In order to evaluate depression state of rat pups, forced swimming test was performed. Newly generated cells in the hippocampal dentate gyrus were determined by 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) immunohistochemistry...
December 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326114/biomechanics-of-swimming-in-developing-larval-fish
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Cees J Voesenek, Florian T Muijres, Johan L van Leeuwen
Most larvae of bony fish are able to swim almost immediately after hatching. Their locomotory system supports several vital functions: fish larvae make fast manoeuvres to escape from predators, aim accurately during suction feeding and may migrate towards suitable future habitats. Owing to their small size and low swimming speed, larval fish operate in the intermediate hydrodynamic regime, which connects the viscous and inertial flow regimes. They experience relatively strong viscous effects at low swimming speeds, and relatively strong inertial effects at their highest speeds...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324853/disentangling-and-modeling-interactions-in-fish-with-burst-and-coast-swimming-reveal-distinct-alignment-and-attraction-behaviors
#11
Daniel S Calovi, Alexandra Litchinko, Valentin Lecheval, Ugo Lopez, Alfonso Pérez Escudero, Hugues Chaté, Clément Sire, Guy Theraulaz
The development of tracking methods for automatically quantifying individual behavior and social interactions in animal groups has open up new perspectives for building quantitative and predictive models of collective behavior. In this work, we combine extensive data analyses with a modeling approach to measure, disentangle, and reconstruct the actual functional form of interactions involved in the coordination of swimming in Rummy-nose tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus). This species of fish performs burst-and-coast swimming behavior that consists of sudden heading changes combined with brief accelerations followed by quasi-passive, straight decelerations...
January 11, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321989/antidepressant-like-effects-of-gan-mai-dazao-tang-via-monoamine-regulatory-pathways-on-forced-swimming-test-in-rats
#12
Hsiang-Ling Huang, Swee-Ling Lim, Kuan-Hung Lu, Lee-Yan Sheen
Depression is a highly prevalent and recurrent mental disorder that impacts all aspects of human life. Undesirable effects of the antidepressant drugs led to the development of complementary and alternative therapies. Gan-Mai-Da-Zao-Tang (, gān mài dà zǎo tang) is a traditional herbal formula commonly used for the treatment of depression, but lack of scientific proof on its mechanism. It consisted of Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fisch. (licorice), Triticum aestivum L. (wheat) and Zizphus jujuba Mill. (jujube)...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318954/contribution-of-limbs-actions-to-the-four-competitive-swimming-strokes-a-nonlinear-approach
#13
Raul F Bartolomeu, Mário J Costa, Tiago M Barbosa
The aim of our study was to assess the effect of the limbs' actions on the nonlinear properties of the four competitive swimming strokes. Forty-nine swimmers performed all-out sprints at front-crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly, each one at full stroke (FS), only the arms' stroke (AS), and only leg kicking (LK), in a total of 12 bouts, 6 per day. A speedo-meter cable was attached to the swimmer's hip, to collect the speed-time raw data (f = 50Hz). Velocity, speed fluctuation, sample entropy and fractal dimension were derived from the speed-time series...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313111/long-term-swimming-training-modifies-acute-immune-cell-response-to-a-high-intensity-session
#14
José P Morgado, Cristina P Monteiro, Catarina N Matias, Joana F Reis, Júlia Teles, Maria José Laires, Francisco Alves
PURPOSE: Long-term training influence on athletes' immune cell response to acute exercise has been poorly studied, despite the complexity of both chronic and acute adaptations induced by training. The purpose of the study is to study the influence of a 4-month swimming training cycle on the immune cell response to a high-intensity training session, during 24 h of recovery, considering sex, maturity, and age group. METHODS: Forty-three swimmers (16 females, 14.4 ± 1...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305532/lrrk2-g2019s-induces-anxiety-depression-like-behavior-prior-to-the-onset-of-motor-dysfunction-with-5-ht1a-receptor-upregulation-in-mice
#15
Juhee Lim, Yeojin Bang, Jong-Hyun Choi, Arum Han, Min-Soo Kwon, Kwang Hyeon Liu, Hyun Jin Choi
Mutations in the leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) gene are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease (PD). The neuropathology of LRRK2 mutation-related PD is indistinguishable from that of idiopathic PD, including increased dopaminergic neurodegeneration and Lewy bodies, but its subtle non-motor phenotypes have not been fully evaluated. In the present study, we examined anxiety/depression-like behaviors and accompanying neurochemical changes in differently aged transgenic (Tg) mice expressing human mutant LRRK2 G2019S...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299861/human-bocavirus-detection-quantification-and-molecular-characterization-in-sewage-and-surface-waters-in-uruguay
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Matías Salvo, Andrés Lizasoain, Matías Castells, Viviana Bortagaray, Sebastián Castro, Rodney Colina, Fernando Lopez Tort, Matías Victoria
Human bocavirus (HBoV) infections are related to respiratory and gastroenteric diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of HBoV in both sewage and surface waters in Uruguay. Sixty-eight sewage samples from the cities of Salto, Paysandú, Bella Unión, Fray Bentos, Treinta y Tres and Melo and 36 surface water samples from the cities of Salto, Florida and Santa Lucía were studied. HBoV was screened by multiplex qPCR for the detection of the four subtypes, followed by monoplex qPCRs for the independent quantification of each subtype...
January 3, 2018: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285094/neuroprotective-effects-of-astragaloside-iv-on-parkinson-disease-models-of-mice-and-primary-astrocytes
#17
Lei Xia, Dianxuan Guo, Bing Chen
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by a progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Inflammation and neural degeneration are implicated in the pathogenesis of PD. Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) has been verified to attenuate inflammation. The current study aimed to investigate the role of AS-IV in PD and the possible molecular mechanisms. Pole, traction and swim tests were performed to examine the effects of AS-IV on 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1, 2, 3, 6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-generated behavioral deficiencies in vivo...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283692/intra-cyclic-variation-of-force-and-swimming-performance
#18
Pedro G Morouço, Tiago Barbosa, Raul Arellano, João Paulo Vilas-Boas
PURPOSE: In front crawl swimming, the upper limbs alternate move with the aim of achieving a continuous application of force in the water, leading to lower intra-cyclic velocity variation (dv). This parameter has been identified as a crucial criterion for swimmers' evaluation, thus the present study aimed to examine the assessment of intra-cyclic force variation (dF) and to analyze its relationship with dv and swimming performance. METHODS: Twenty-two high-level male swimmers performed a maximal effort 50-m front crawl time-trial and a 30-s maximal effort fully tethered swimming test, which were randomly assigned...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282816/methamphetamine-binge-administration-dose-dependently-enhanced-negative-affect-and-voluntary-drug-consumption-in-rats-following-prolonged-withdrawal-role-of-hippocampal-fadd
#19
Rubén García-Cabrerizo, M Julia García-Fuster
While prior studies have established various interacting mechanisms and neural consequences (i.e. monoaminergic nerve terminal damage) that might contribute to the adverse effects caused by methamphetamine administration, the precise mechanisms that mediate relapse during withdrawal remain unknown. This study evaluated the long-term consequences of binge methamphetamine administration (three pulses/day, every 3 hours, 4 days, i.p.; dose-response: 2.5, 5 and 7.5 mg/kg) in adult Sprague-Dawley rats at two behavioral levels following 25 days of withdrawal: (1) negative affect (behavioral despair-forced-swim test, and anhedonia-1% sucrose consumption, two-bottle choice test) and (2) voluntary methamphetamine consumption (20 mg/l, two-bottle choice test)...
December 28, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282554/soccer-helps-build-strong-bones-during-growth-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Gabriel Lozano-Berges, Ángel Matute-Llorente, Alejandro González-Agüero, Alejandro Gómez-Bruton, Alba Gómez-Cabello, Germán Vicente-Rodríguez, José A Casajús
The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of soccer practice on bone in male and female children and adolescents. MEDLINE, PubMed, SPORTDiscus and Web of Science databases were searched for scientific articles published up to and including October 2016. Twenty-seven studies were included in this systematic review (13 in the meta-analysis). The meta-analysis was performed by using OpenMeta[Analyst] software. It is well documented that soccer practice during childhood provides positive effects on bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD) compared to sedentary behaviors and other sports, such as tennis, weightlifting, or swimming...
December 28, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
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