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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096355/a-natural-product-inhibits-the-initiation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregation-and-suppresses-its-toxicity
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Michele Perni, Céline Galvagnion, Alexander Maltsev, Georg Meisl, Martin B D Müller, Pavan K Challa, Julius B Kirkegaard, Patrick Flagmeier, Samuel I A Cohen, Roberta Cascella, Serene W Chen, Ryan Limboker, Pietro Sormanni, Gabriella T Heller, Francesco A Aprile, Nunilo Cremades, Cristina Cecchi, Fabrizio Chiti, Ellen A A Nollen, Tuomas P J Knowles, Michele Vendruscolo, Adriaan Bax, Michael Zasloff, Christopher M Dobson
The self-assembly of α-synuclein is closely associated with Parkinson's disease and related syndromes. We show that squalamine, a natural product with known anticancer and antiviral activity, dramatically affects α-synuclein aggregation in vitro and in vivo. We elucidate the mechanism of action of squalamine by investigating its interaction with lipid vesicles, which are known to stimulate nucleation, and find that this compound displaces α-synuclein from the surfaces of such vesicles, thereby blocking the first steps in its aggregation process...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092265/the-fibronectin-synergy-site-re-enforces-cell-adhesion-and-mediates-a-crosstalk-between-integrin-classes
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Maria Benito-Jardón, Sarah Klapproth, Irene Gimeno-LLuch, Tobias Petzold, Mitasha Bharadwaj, Daniel J Müller, Gabriele Zuchtriegel, Christoph A Reichel, Mercedes Costell
Fibronectin (FN), a major extracellular matrix component, enables integrin-mediated cell adhesion via binding of α5β1, αIIbβ3 and αv-class integrins to an RGD-motif. An additional linkage for α5 and αIIb is the synergy site located in close proximity to the RGD motif. We report that mice with a dysfunctional FN-synergy motif (FNsyn/syn) suffer from surprisingly mild platelet adhesion and bleeding defects due to delayed thrombus formation after vessel injury. Additional loss of β3 integrins dramatically aggravates the bleedings and severely compromises smooth muscle cell coverage of the vasculature leading to embryonic lethality...
January 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074297/-delirium-analgesia-and-sedation-in-intensive-care-medicine-development-of-a-protocol-based-management-approach
#3
A Wolf, R Mörgeli, A Müller, B Weiss, C Spies
Intensive care treatment has long-term consequences that are often not immediately apparent to the health care providers. The combination of muscle weakness, cognitive damage, and psychological disorders is comprised under the term post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). Analgesia and sedation protocols, as well as nonpharmacological preventive and therapeutic approaches, are effective tools for avoiding complications and improving long-term survival. The principle of "early goal-directed therapy" is fundamental...
January 10, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068656/mechanisms-of-improved-exercise-performance-under-hyperoxia
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Silvia Ulrich, Elisabeth D Hasler, Séverine Müller-Mottet, Stephan Keusch, Michael Furian, Tsogyal D Latshang, Simon Schneider, Stéphanie Saxer, Konrad E Bloch
BACKGROUND: The impact of hyperoxia on exercise limitation is still incompletely understood. OBJECTIVES: We investigated to which extent breathing hyperoxia enhances the exercise performance of healthy subjects and which physiologic mechanisms are involved. METHODS: A total of 32 healthy volunteers (43 ± 15 years, 12 women) performed 4 bicycle exercise tests to exhaustion with ramp and constant-load protocols (at 75% of the maximal workload [Wmax] on FiO2 0...
January 10, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038685/grafted-c-kit-ssea1-eye-wall-progenitor-cells-delay-retinal-degeneration-in-mice-by-regulating-neural-plasticity-and-forming-new-graft-to-host-synapses
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Xi Chen, Zehua Chen, Zhengya Li, Chen Zhao, Yuxiao Zeng, Ting Zou, Caiyun Fu, Xiaoli Liu, Haiwei Xu, Zheng Qin Yin
BACKGROUND: Despite diverse pathogenesis, the common pathological change observed in age-related macular degeneration and in most hereditary retinal degeneration (RD) diseases is photoreceptor loss. Photoreceptor replacement by cell transplantation may be a feasible treatment for RD. The major obstacles to clinical translation of stem cell-based cell therapy in RD remain the difficulty of obtaining sufficient quantities of appropriate and safe donor cells and the poor integration of grafted stem cell-derived photoreceptors into the remaining retinal circuitry...
December 30, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026721/standard-approaches-to-the-acetabulum-part-2-ilioinguinal-approach
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A Gänsslen, S T Grechenig, M Nerlich, M Müller, W Grechenig
The ilioinguinal approach is one of the standard approaches in the treatment of displaced acetabular fractures used during the last decades (9). The meta-analysis of Giannoudis et al. showed that 21.9% of acetabular fractures were historically treated using this approach (3). One of the disadvantages of this study was, that studies focussing especially on posterior wall stabilization and studies dealing with more complex fracture types treated by extended approaches were integrated. Thus, these fracture types were overrepresented...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017248/treatment-of-blepharospasm-with-apraclonidine
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Dhanya Vijayakumar, Subhashie Wijemanne, Joseph Jankovic
OBJECTIVE: To describe improvement in blepharospasm with apraclonidine. BACKGROUND: Blepharospasm is a focal dystonia involving chiefly the orbicularis oculi and periocular muscles resulting in involuntary sustained eyelid closure. Botulinum toxin injection is the mainstay of treatment with meaningful improvement in over 85% of patients, but the effects often wear off within 3-4months. Apraclonidine is an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist, which causes contraction of superior tarsal (Müller) muscle which may improve blepharospasm-related eyelid closure...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011464/contour-symmetry-of-the-upper-eyelid-following-bilateral-conjunctival-m%C3%A3-ller-s-muscle-resection
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Marcelo Golbert, Filipe Jose Pereira, Denny M Garcia, Antonio A V Cruz
BACKGROUND: Conjunctiva-Müller muscle resection (CMMR) is a simple, effective, and predictable procedure for internal treatment of ptosis. OBJECTIVES: The authors determined contour symmetry of the upper eyelid following bilateral CMMR. METHODS: Thirty control participants (ie, without ptosis) and 44 patients with acquired bilateral blepharoptosis who underwent CMMR were evaluated in a prospective study. To assess symmetry of lid contour, distances from midpupil to the upper eyelid (ie, MPLDs) were determined radially at intervals of 15° (total, 180°) along the palpebral fissure, and MPLDs at each angle were compared for right and left eyes...
December 23, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999189/mesenchymal-marker-expression-is-elevated-in-m%C3%A3-ller-cells-exposed-to-high-glucose-and-in-animal-models-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Ti Zhou, Di Che, Yuqing Lan, Zhenzhen Fang, Jinye Xie, HaiJun Gong, ChaoYang Li, Juan Feng, Honghai Hong, Weiwei Qi, Caiqi Ma, Zhonghan Yang, WeiBin Cai, Jun Zhong, Jianxing Ma, Xia Yang, Guoquan Gao
Müller cells are retinal glial cells and exhibit a fibroblast-like phenotype and ability to migrate in diabetic retinopathy (DR). However, expression of mesenchymal markers, which promote fibrosis in various organs, has not been characterized in the diabetic retina. We examined changes in the expression of these markers in Müller cells exposed to high glucose and in animal models of diabetic retinopathy. High glucose conditions increased mesenchymal maker expression and migration in Müller cells. Snail, N-cadherin, Vimentin, β-catenin, and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) levels were all dramatically increased in retinas from humans with diabetic retinopathy (DR) and from DR mouse models...
December 15, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993287/addition-of-vitamin-b12-to-exercise-training-improves-cycle-ergometer-endurance-in-advanced-copd-patients-a-randomized-and-controlled-study
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Fernanda Viana Paulin, Alessandro Moura Zagatto, Gaspar R Chiappa, Paulo de Tarso Müller
Vitamin B12 is essential in the homocysteine, mitochondrial, muscle and hematopoietic metabolisms, and its effects on exercise tolerance and kinetics adjustments of oxygen consumption (V'O2p) in rest-to-exercise transition in COPD patients are unknown. This randomized, double-blind, controlled study aimed to verify a possible interaction between vitamin B12 supplementation and these outcomes. After recruiting 69 patients, 35 subjects with moderate-to-severe COPD were eligible and 32 patients concluded the study, divided into four groups (n = 8 for each group): 1...
January 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982685/responses-of-skeletal-muscle-hypertrophy-in-wistar-rats-to-different-resistance-exercise-models
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T F Luciano, S de Oliveira Marques, B L da Silva Pieri, D Roxo de Souza, L V Araújo, R T Nesi, D da Luz Scheffer, V H Comin, R A Pinho, A P Muller, C T de Souza
This study aimed to compare the effects of three different resistance exercise models on the quadriceps muscle cross-sectional area, as well as on mTOR phosphorylation and other pivotal molecules involved in the upstream regulation of mTOR. Twenty-four male Wistar rats were divided into untrained (control), endurance resistance training, strength resistance training, and hypertrophy resistance training (HRT) groups (n = 6). After 12 weeks of training, the red portion of the quadriceps was removed for histological and western blot analyses...
December 16, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965203/myostatin-propeptide-mutation-of-the-hypermuscular-compact-mice-decreases-the-formation-of-myostatin-and-improves-insulin-sensitivity
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Tamas Kocsis, Gyorgy Trencsenyi, Kitti Szabo, Julia Aliz Baan, Geza Muller, Luca Mendler, Ildiko Garai, Hans Reinauer, Ferenc Deak, Laszlo Dux, Aniko Keller-Pinter
The TGF-β family member myostatin (growth/differentiation factor-8, GDF-8) is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth. The hypermuscular Compact mice carry the 12-bp Mstn(Cmpt-dl1Abc) deletion in the sequence encoding the propeptide region of the precursor promyostatin and additional modifier genes of the Compact genetic background contribute to determine the full expression of the phenotype. In this study, by using mice strains carrying mutant or wild-type myostatin alleles with Compact genetic background, and non-mutant myostatin with wild-type background we studied separately the effect of the Mstn(Cmpt-dl1Abc) mutation or the Compact genetic background on morphology, metabolism and signaling...
December 13, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939335/calcium-signalling-induced-by-in-vitro-exposure-to-silicium-dioxide-nanoparticles-in-rat-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
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Virginie Dubes, Thibaud Parpaite, Thomas Ducret, Jean-François Quignard, Stéphane Mornet, Nora Reinhardt, Isabelle Baudrimont, Mathilde Dubois, Véronique Freund-Michel, Roger Marthan, Bernard Muller, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Arnaud Courtois
The development and use of nanomaterials, especially engineered nanoparticles (NP), is expected to provide many benefits. But at the same time the development of such materials is also feared because of their potential human health risks. Indeed, NP display some characteristics similar to ultrafine environmental particles which are known to exert deleterious cardiovascular effects including pro-hypertensive ones. In this context, the effect of NP on calcium signalling, whose deregulation is often involved in hypertensive diseases, remain poorly described...
January 15, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927951/effects-of-the-selective-%C3%AE-5-gabaar-antagonist-s44819-on-excitability-in-the-human-brain-a-tms-emg-and-tms-eeg-phase-i-study
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Ghazaleh Darmani, Carl M Zipser, Gabriele M Böhmer, Karine Deschet, Florian Müller-Dahlhaus, Paolo Belardinelli, Matthias Schwab, Ulf Ziemann
: Alpha-5 gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptors (α5-GABAARs) are located extrasynaptically, regulate neuronal excitability through tonic inhibition, and are fundamentally important for processes such as plasticity and learning. For example, pharmacological blockade of α5-GABAAR in mice with ischemic stroke improved recovery of function by normalizing exaggerated perilesional α5-GABAAR-dependent tonic inhibition. S44819 is a novel competitive selective antagonist of the α5-GABAAR at the GABA-binding site...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919855/uncoupling-protein-2-deficiency-reduces-proliferative-capacity-of-murine-pancreatic-stellate-cells
#15
Sarah Muller, Sandra Maria Klingbeil, Andreea Sandica, Robert Jaster
BACKGROUND: Uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2) has been suggested to inhibit mitochondrial production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by decreasing the mitochondrial membrane potential. Experimental acute pancreatitis is associated with increased UCP2 expression, whereas UCP2 deficiency retards regeneration of aged mice from acute pancreatitis. Here, we have addressed biological and molecular functions of UCP2 in pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which are involved in pancreatic wound repair and fibrogenesis...
December 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828920/re-mullers-muscle-conjunctival-resection-for-treatment-of-contact-lens-associated-ptosis
#16
Adam J Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825774/identification-and-evaluation-of-reference-genes-for-expression-studies-by-rt-qpcr-during-embryonic-development-of-the-emerging-model-organism-macrobrachium-olfersii
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Michael L Jaramillo, Dib Ammar, Ruth L Quispe, Frank Guzman, Rogerio Margis, Evelise M Nazari, Yara M R Müller
RT-qPCR is a sensitive and highly efficient technique that is widely used in gene expression analysis and to provide insight into the molecular mechanisms underlying embryonic development. The freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium olfersii is an emerging model organism, but, the stable reference genes of this species need to be identified and validated for RT-qPCR analysis. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the expression stability of six genes (β-act, GAPDH, EF-1α, RpL8, RpS6, AK) in embryos and in adult tissues (cerebral ganglia, muscle and hepatopancreas) of M...
January 20, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824507/effects-of-muller-s-muscle-conjunctival-resection-for-ptosis-on-ocular-surface-scores-and-dry-eye-symptoms
#18
Bruna L Rymer, Diane R Marinho, Cristina Cagliari, Samara B Marafon, Fernando Procianoy
This article evaluates the effects of Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection (MMCR) on ocular surface scores and dry eye symptoms. Forty-six patients were enrolled in the study. Eighteen underwent bilateral upper eyelid skin excision with MMCR and 28 underwent bilateral upper eyelid skin-only excision (control group). The Salisbury Eye Evaluation Questionnaire and an ocular surface evaluation protocol consisting of Schirmer's test, tear break-up time (TBUT), fluorescein and rose bengal corneal staining were performed during the pre-operative consultation and on postoperative days 7, 30, and 90...
November 8, 2016: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798357/muscle-oxygenation-during-dynamic-plantar-flexion-exercise-combining-bold-mri-with-traditional-physiological-measurements
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Matthew D Muller, Zhijun Li, Christopher T Sica, J Carter Luck, Zhaohui Gao, Cheryl A Blaha, Aimee E Cauffman, Amanda J Ross, Nathan J R Winkler, Michael D Herr, Kristen Brandt, Jianli Wang, David C Gallagher, Prasanna Karunanayaka, Jeffrey Vesek, Urs A Leuenberger, Qing X Yang, Lawrence I Sinoway
Blood-oxygen-level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD MRI) has the potential to quantify skeletal muscle oxygenation with high temporal and high spatial resolution. The purpose of this study was to characterize skeletal muscle BOLD responses during steady-state plantar flexion exercise (i.e., during the brief rest periods between muscle contraction). We used three different imaging modalities (ultrasound of the popliteal artery, BOLD MRI, and near-infrared spectroscopy [NIRS]) and two different exercise intensities (2 and 6 kg)...
October 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796491/nerve-supply-of-the-subscapularis-during-anterior-shoulder-surgery-definition-of-a-potential-risk-area
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Tim Leschinger, Michael Hackl, Felix Zeifang, Martin Scaal, Lars Peter Müller, Kilian Wegmann
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the position of the subscapular nerves relative to surgical landmarks during exposure and to analyze the pattern of innervation of the subscapularis to avoid injury during anterior shoulder surgery. METHODS: 20 embalmed human cadaveric shoulder specimens were used in the study. The muscular insertions of the subscapular nerves were marked and their closest branches to the musculotendinous junction and the coracoid process were measured in horizontal and vertical distances...
October 28, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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