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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812766/modulatory-effects-of-arginine-glutamine-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-heat-shock-proteins-immunity-and-antioxidant-response-in-exercised-rats
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Carolina Soares Moura, Pablo Christiano Barboza Lollo, Priscila Neder Morato, Eder Muller Risso, Jaime Amaya-Farfan
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are endogenous proteins whose function is to maintain the cell's tolerance to insult, and glutamine supplementation is known to increase HSP expression during intense exercise. Since few studies have addressed the possibility that supplementation with other amino acids could have similar effects to that of glutamine, our objective was to evaluate the effects of leucine, valine, isoleucine and arginine as potential stimulators of HSPs 25, 60, 70 and 90 in rats subjected to acute exercise as a stressing factor...
August 16, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744947/bmp-2-gene-activated-muscle-tissue-fragments-for-osteochondral-defect-regeneration-in-the-rabbit-knee
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Volker M Betz, Alexander Keller, Peter Foehr, Christian Thirion, Michael Salomon, Stefan Rammelt, Hans Zwipp, Rainer Burgkart, Volkmar Jansson, Peter E Müller, Oliver B Betz
BACKGROUND: Previously published data indicate that BMP-2 gene activated muscle tissue grafts can repair large bone defects in rats. This innovative abbreviated ex vivo gene therapy is appealing since it does not require elaborative and time-consuming extraction and expansion of cells. Hence, in the here presented experimental study we evaluated the potential of this expedited tissue engineering approach to regenerate osteochondral defects in rabbits. METHODS: Autologous muscle tissue grafts from female White New Zealand rabbits were directly transduced with an adenoviral BMP-2 vector or remained unmodified...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741142/proteomic-expression-changes-in-large-cerebral-arteries-after-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rat-are-regulated-by-the-mek-erk1-2-pathway
#3
Anne H Müller, Alistair V G Edwards, Martin R Larsen, Janne Nielsen, Karin Warfvinge, Gro K Povlsen, Lars Edvinsson
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a serious clinical condition where leakage of blood into the subarachnoid space causes an acute rise in intracranial pressure and reduces cerebral blood flow, which may lead to delayed cerebral ischemia and poor outcome. In experimental SAH, we have previously shown that the outcome can be significantly improved by early inhibition of the MAPK/ERK kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK/ERK1/2) pathway. The aim of this study was to apply mass spectrometry to investigate the overall late effects of experimental SAH on cerebrovascular protein expression...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733338/early-and-lethal-neurodegeneration-with-myasthenic-and-myopathic-features-a-new-alg14-cdg
#4
David C Schorling, Simone Rost, Dirk J Lefeber, Lauren Brady, Clemens R Müller, Rudolf Korinthenberg, Mark Tarnopolsky, Carsten G Bönnemann, Richard J Rodenburg, Marianna Bugiani, Maria Beytia, Marcus Krüger, Marjo van der Knaap, Jan Kirschner
OBJECTIVE: To describe the presentation and identify the cause of a new clinical phenotype, characterized by early severe neurodegeneration with myopathic and myasthenic features. METHODS: This case study of 5 patients from 3 families includes clinical phenotype, serial MRI, electrophysiologic testing, muscle biopsy, and full autopsy. Genetic workup included whole exome sequencing and segregation analysis of the likely causal mutation. RESULTS: All 5 patients showed severe muscular hypotonia, progressive cerebral atrophy, and therapy-refractory epilepsy...
July 21, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713458/trunk-strength-characteristics-of-elite-alpine-skiers-a-comparison-with-physically-active-controls
#5
Carolin Hildebrandt, Lisa Müller, Christian Heisse, Christian Raschner
Core muscle imbalances and weak trunk strength are relevant for injury prevention and performance. Information regarding core strength requirements and ideal flexion/extension ratios in alpine skiing is limited. We aimed to compare trunk strength capacities in elite alpine skiers with those of a matched control group. The concentric maximal trunk flexion and extension of 109 elite skiers and 47 active controls were measured at 150°/s in a ballistic mode using the CON-TREX® TP 1000 test system. The relative flexion peak torque was higher in male ski racers (p = 0...
June 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687271/number-of-thoracotomies-predicts-impairment-in-lung-function-and-exercise-capacity-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#6
Jan Müller, Peter Ewert, Alfred Hager
OBJECTIVE: Many patients with congenital heart disease (CHD) require surgery to ensure survival into adulthood. But history of previous thoracotomies is associated with respiratory muscle weakness, impairments in chest wall compliance, and moderately to severely impaired lung function. This study evaluated the impact of thoracotomies on functional outcome in patients with CHD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total 1372 adolescents and adults with CHD (32.4±11.5 years, 624 female), who underwent spirometry and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in our institution from January 2010 to August 2015, were analyzed...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638932/-treatment-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paralysis
#7
A H Müller
Whereas static vocal fold medialization or lateralization are currently the standard procedures, new dynamic treatment methods such as reinnervation and laryngeal pacing focus on better toning and remobilization of the paralyzed vocal folds. End-to-end or jump anastomoses of the recurrent laryngeal nerve can preserve muscle mass and avoid atrophy, thus enabling subsequent dynamic therapeutic options. Prognostic evaluation and the time point of therapeutic intervention are important issues in the management of patients with recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis...
July 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612300/effects-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-on-bothrops-moojeni-snake-envenomed-gastrocnemius-of-mice-using-enzymatic-biomarkers
#8
Doroty Mesquita Dourado, Rosemary Matias, Marcos Barbosa-Ferreira, Baldomero Antonio Kato da Silva, Jéssica de Araujo Isaias Muller, Willians Fernando Vieira, Maria Alice da Cruz-Höfling
Bothropic venom contains a range of biologically active substances capable of causing severe local and systemic envenoming symptomatology within its victims. The snake anti-venom is effective against systemic effects but has no neutralizing effect against the fast developing local effects. Herein, mice gastrocnemius injected with Bothrops moojeni venom (40 μg/kg) or saline solution were irradiated with HeNe (632.8 nm) and GaAs (904 nm) lasers (daily energy density of 4 J/cm(2); 0.03/0.21 power density; 0...
August 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602422/loss-of-function-variants-in-mylk-cause-recessive-megacystis-microcolon-intestinal-hypoperistalsis-syndrome
#9
Danny Halim, Erwin Brosens, Françoise Muller, Michael F Wangler, Arthur L Beaudet, James R Lupski, Zeynep H Coban Akdemir, Michael Doukas, Hans J Stoop, Bianca M de Graaf, Rutger W W Brouwer, Wilfred F J van Ijcken, Jean-François Oury, Jonathan Rosenblatt, Alan J Burns, Dick Tibboel, Robert M W Hofstra, Maria M Alves
Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a congenital disorder characterized by loss of smooth muscle contraction in the bladder and intestine. To date, three genes are known to be involved in MMIHS pathogenesis: ACTG2, MYH11, and LMOD1. However, for approximately 10% of affected individuals, the genetic cause of the disease is unknown, suggesting that other loci are most likely involved. Here, we report on three MMIHS-affected subjects from two consanguineous families with no variants in the known MMIHS-associated genes...
July 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579018/does-using-a-polyethylene-rm-press-fit-cup-modify-the-preparation-of-the-acetabulum-and-acetabular-offset-in-primary-hip-arthroplasty
#10
Roger Erivan, Sylvain Aubret, Guillaume Villatte, Aurélien Mulliez, Stéphane Descamps, Stéphane Boisgard
INTRODUCTION: When performing total hip arthroplasty (THA), it is important to maintain the femoral and acetabular offsets to ensure good joint stability and to restore the function of the hip abductor muscles. In our practice, we mainly use a lateralized stem and hollow out the acetabulum to the quadrilateral plate to accommodate a press-fit polyethylene cup. However, the repercussions of this preparation method, which is driven by the cup's design, are not known. We carried out a retrospective study to assess 1) the changes in the femoral and acetabular offset, 2) the height of the center of rotation, and 3) the repercussions on wear...
June 1, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578609/an-unusual-agent-for-an-unusual-localization-of-infective-endocarditis
#11
Jens Litmathe, Rene Fussen, Alexander Heinzel, Marguerite Müller, Christoph Sucker, Lachmandath Tewarie, Manuel Dafotakis
We report on a 32-year-old male patient with acute left-hemispheric stroke caused by embolism due to infective endocarditis affected from the HACEK group. Additionally, atypical findings from the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) which showed fluttering structures belonging to the papillary muscle could be proven as infectious agents with the help of a glucose positron emission tomography (PET) scan. TEE controls showed increasing vegetation involving the mitral valve so that surgery became necessary. The current work reflects, in detail, the emergent clinical course of this young patient, suffering from both an unusual localization and an infrequent cause of endocarditis and focuses on an actual view to the literature...
June 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551275/genetic-analysis-of-vcp-and-wash-complex-genes-in-a-german-cohort-of-sporadic-als-ftd-patients
#12
Matthias Türk, Rolf Schröder, Katharina Khuller, Andreas Hofmann, Carolin Berwanger, Albert C Ludolph, Gabriele Dekomien, Kathrin Müller, Jochen H Weishaupt, Christian T Thiel, Christoph S Clemen
Mutations of the human valosin-containing protein, p97 (VCP) and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein and SCAR homolog (WASH) complex genes cause motor neuron and cognitive impairment disorders. Here, we analyzed a cohort of German patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar degeneration comorbidity (ALS/FTD) for VCP and WASH complex gene mutations. Next-generation panel sequencing of VCP, WASH1, FAM21C, CCDC53, SWIP, strumpellin, F-actin capping protein of muscle Z-line alfa 1 (CAPZA1), and CAPZB genes was performed in 43 sporadic ALS/FTD patients...
May 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546288/dynamic-changes-in-the-mouse-skeletal-muscle-proteome-during-denervation-induced-atrophy
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Franziska Lang, Sriram Aravamudhan, Hendrik Nolte, Clara Türk, Soraya Hölper, Stefan Müller, Stefan Günther, Bert Blaauw, Thomas Braun, Marcus Krüger
Loss of neuronal stimulation enhances protein breakdown and reduces protein synthesis, causing rapid loss of muscle mass. To elucidate the pathophysiological adaptations that occur in atrophying muscles, we used stable isotope labelling and mass spectrometry to quantify protein expression changes accurately during denervation-induced atrophy after sciatic nerve section in the mouse gastrocnemius muscle. Additionally, mice were fed a stable isotope labelling of amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) diet containing (13)C6-lysine for 4, 7 or 11 days to calculate relative levels of protein synthesis in denervated and control muscles...
July 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511265/diagnostic-value-of-diffusion-weighted-mri-for-tumor-characterization-differentiation-and-monitoring-in-pediatric-patients-with-neuroblastic-tumors
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Henning Neubauer, Mengxia Li, Verena Rabea Müller, Thomas Pabst, Meinrad Beer
Purpose We explored the diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) for tumor characterization, differentiation and therapy monitoring in pediatric patients with extracranial neuroblastic tumors. Materials and Methods All 29 patients (14 girls, median age: 3 years) with neuroblastoma (NB, n = 19), ganglioneuroblastoma (GNB, n = 4) and ganglioneuroma (GN, n = 6) who had had at least one in-house DWI examination since 2005 were identified and retrospectively analyzed. Two independent blinded readers measured ADC values (unit: 10-3 mm(2)/s) and signal intensity ratios (SIRs) of the primary tumor and, if applicable, of the tumor after chemotherapy, metastases and tumor relapse...
July 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499034/functional-disability-and-its-predictors-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-study-from-the-desscipher-project-within-the-eustar-group
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Veronika K Jaeger, Oliver Distler, Britta Maurer, Laszlo Czirják, Veronika Lóránd, Gabriele Valentini, Serena Vettori, Francesco Del Galdo, Giuseppina Abignano, Christopher Denton, Svetlana Nihtyanova, Yannick Allanore, Jerome Avouac, Gabriele Riemekasten, Elise Siegert, Dörte Huscher, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Serena Guiducci, Marc Frerix, Ingo H Tarner, Beata Garay Toth, Beat Fankhauser, Jörg Umbricht, Anastasia Zakharova, Carina Mihai, Franco Cozzi, Sule Yavuz, Nicolas Hunzelmann, Simona Rednic, Alessandra Vacca, Tim Schmeiser, Valeria Riccieri, Paloma García de la Peña Lefebvre, Armando Gabrielli, Brigitte Krummel-Lorenz, Duska Martinovic, Codrina Ancuta, Vanessa Smith, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Ulrich A Walker
Objectives.: The multisystem manifestations of SSc can greatly impact patients' quality of life. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with disability in SSc. Methods.: SSc patients from the prospective DeSScipher cohort who had completed the scleroderma health assessment questionnaire (SHAQ), a disability score that combines the health assessment questionnaire and five visual analogue scales, were included in this analysis. The effect of factors possibly associated with disability was analysed with multiple linear regressions...
May 11, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490610/mechanisms-of-insulin-resistance-in-primary-and-secondary-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver
#16
Tomas Jelenik, Kirti Kaul, Gilles Séquaris, Ulrich Flögel, Esther Phielix, Jörg Kotzka, Birgit Knebel, Pia Fahlbusch, Tina Hörbelt, Stefan Lehr, Anna Lena Reinbeck, Dirk Müller-Wieland, Irene Esposito, Gerald I Shulman, Julia Szendroedi, Michael Roden
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with hepatic insulin resistance and may result primarily from increased hepatic de novo lipogenesis (PRIM) or secondarily from adipose tissue lipolysis (SEC). We studied mice with hepatocyte- or adipocyte-specific SREBP-1c overexpression as models of PRIM and SEC. PRIM mice featured increased lipogenic gene expression in the liver and adipose tissue. Their selective, liver-specific insulin resistance was associated with increased C18:1-diacylglycerol content and protein kinase Cε translocation...
August 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482373/the-genetic-approach-next-generation-sequencing-based-diagnosis-of-congenital-and-infantile-myopathies-muscle-dystrophies
#17
Wolfram Kress, Simone Rost, Konstantin Kolokotronis, Gerhard Meng, Natalie Pluta, Clemens Müller-Reible
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481890/associations-between-selective-attention-and-soil-transmitted-helminth-infections-socioeconomic-status-and-physical-fitness-in-disadvantaged-children-in-port-elizabeth-south-africa-an-observational-study
#18
Stefanie Gall, Ivan Müller, Cheryl Walter, Harald Seelig, Liana Steenkamp, Uwe Pühse, Rosa du Randt, Danielle Smith, Larissa Adams, Siphesihle Nqweniso, Peiling Yap, Sebastian Ludyga, Peter Steinmann, Jürg Utzinger, Markus Gerber
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomically deprived children are at increased risk of ill-health associated with sedentary behavior, malnutrition, and helminth infection. The resulting reduced physical fitness, growth retardation, and impaired cognitive abilities may impede children's capacity to pay attention. The present study examines how socioeconomic status (SES), parasitic worm infections, stunting, food insecurity, and physical fitness are associated with selective attention and academic achievement in school-aged children...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474244/-morel-lavall%C3%A3-e-lesion-severely-injured-13%C3%A2-year%C3%A2-old-after-being-run-over
#19
F C F Schmitt, T Brenner, S Hofer, M A Weigand, P A Grützner, U Kneser, T Kremer, J Franke, U Müller
Accidents in which a person is run over are often associated with multiple serious injuries. Immediate bleeding control is crucial. Pressure and shear stress at the borders of subcutaneous tissue to the muscle fascia can cause hypoperfusion and the emergence of blood-filled cavities that are associated with a high risk of infection and necrosis, a so-called Morel-Lavallée lesion. Insufficient therapy can lead to local complications and furthermore to live-threatening sepsis.
May 4, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466759/knee-ankle-foot-orthosis-with-powered-knee-for-support-in-the-elderly
#20
Peter Paul Pott, Sebastian Immanuel Wolf, Julia Block, Stefan van Drongelen, Markus Grün, Daniel Ww Heitzmann, Jürgen Hielscher, Andreas Horn, Roman Müller, Oliver Rettig, Ulrich Konigorski, Roland Werthschützky, Helmut Friedrich Schlaak, Thorsten Meiß
A prototype of a powered knee orthotic device was developed to determine whether fractional external torque and power support to the knee relieves the biomechanical loads and reduces the muscular demand for a subject performing sit-to-stand movements. With this demonstrator, consisting of the subsystems actuation, kinematics, sensors, and control, all relevant sensor data can be acquired and full control is maintained over actuator parameters. A series-elastic actuator based on a direct current motor provides up to 30 Nm torque to the knee via a hinge joint with an additional sliding degree of freedom...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
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