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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844812/antidepressant-like-effects-of-3-carboxamido-seco-nalmefene-3cs-nalmefene-a-novel-opioid-receptor-modulator-in-a-rat-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-depression-model
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Charlotte K Callaghan, Jennifer Rouine, Reginald L Dean, Brian I Knapp, Jean M Bidlack, Daniel R Deaver, Shane M O'Mara
Patients receiving the cytokine immunotherapy, interferon-alpha (IFN-α) frequently present with neuropsychiatric consequences and cognitive impairments. Patients (25-80%) report symptoms of depression, including, anhedonia, irritability, fatigue and impaired motivation. Our lab has previously demonstrated treatment (170,000IU/kg sc, 3 times per week for 4weeks) of the pro-inflammatory cytokine, IFN-α, induced a depressive phenotype in rats in the forced swim test (FST). Here, we examine the biological mechanisms underlying behavioral changes induced by IFN-α, which may be reflective of mechanisms underlying inflammation associated depression...
August 24, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818004/identification-and-treatment-of-augmentation-in-patients-with-restless-legs-syndrome-practical-recommendations
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REVIEW
James Geyer, Richard Bogan
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a chronic disorder causing clinically significant discomfort to approximately 3% of adults. Although RLS was first identified centuries ago, our understanding of this disorder, its causes, and its treatments is still evolving. In particular, our knowledge of the potential negative effects of RLS treatments, including dopaminergic augmentation, continues to expand. Augmentation, which refers to a paradoxical treatment-related increase in RLS symptoms, has been associated with all three dopamine agonists approved for the treatment of RLS - rotigotine, pramipexole, and ropinirole...
September 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812206/differences-in-femoral-neck-structure-between-elderly-caucasian-and-chinese-populations-a-cross-sectional-study-of-perth-beijing-cohorts
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L Wang, B C C Khoo, X G Cheng, K Brown, J R Lewis, Y B Su, Z Guo, K Li, R L Prince
Structural skeletal differences of the femoral neck of older Beijing-Chinese and Perth-Caucasian women were compared; adjusting for frame size-related differences, Beijing-Chinese have lower periosteal width; however, indices of internal bone distribution suggest that Beijing-Chinese may exhibit increased resistance to fracture that may relate to the reduced hip fracture incidence. INTRODUCTION: Ethnic differences in skeletal structure may relate to differences in hip fracture risk in Chinese and Caucasian populations...
August 15, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797108/natural-disease-history-of-mouse-models-for-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-types-2d-and-2f
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S Pasteuning-Vuhman, K Putker, C L Tanganyika-de Winter, J W Boertje-van der Meulen, L van Vliet, M Overzier, J J Plomp, A Aartsma-Rus, M van Putten
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy types 2D and 2F (LGMD 2D and 2F) are autosomal recessive disorders caused by mutations in the alpha- and delta sarcoglycan genes, respectively, leading to severe muscle weakness and degeneration. The cause of the disease has been well characterized and a number of animal models are available for pre-clinical studies to test potential therapeutic interventions. To facilitate transition from drug discovery to clinical trials, standardized procedures and natural disease history data were collected for these mouse models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736006/advantages-of-epidural-analgesia-on-pulmonary-functions-in-liver-transplant-donors
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H K Atalan, B Gucyetmez, R Donmez, A Kargi, K Y Polat
OBJECTIVE: Epidural analgesia (EA) has positive effects on anesthetic requirement, blood loss, postoperative analgesia, and pulmonary function tests (PFTs). The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of EA on postoperative PFTs in liver transplant donors (LTDs). METHODS: In the present study, 66 LTDs were classified as total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) and TIVA+EA groups. Patient's age, sex, body mass index, induction and maintenance dose of propofol (IDP and MDP), operation duration, forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), FEV1/FVC ratio, visual analog scale (VAS), atelectasis scores, and lengths of intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stays were recorded...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644883/effects-of-dietary-inclusion-of-high-concentrations-of-crude-glycerin-on-meat-quality-and-fatty-acid-profile-of-feedlot-fed-nellore-bulls
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Eric H C B van Cleef, André P D'Áurea, Vanessa R Fávaro, Flavia O S van Cleef, Robson S Barducci, Marco T C Almeida, Otávio R Machado Neto, Jane M B Ezequiel
Crude glycerin, the main by-product of biodiesel production, can replace dietary energy sources, such as corn. The objective of this study was to evaluate the inclusion of up to 30% of crude glycerin in dry matter (DM) of the total diets, and its effects on meat quality parameters of feedlot Nellore bulls. Thirty animals (227.7 ± 23.8 kg body weight; 18 months old) were housed in individual pens and fed 5 experimental diets, containing 0, 7.5, 15, 22.5 or 30% crude glycerin (DM basis). After 103 d (21 d adaptation) animals were slaughtered and the Longissimus muscle was collected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579770/proteasome-activity-related-with-the-daily-physical-activity-of-copd-patients
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Kang-Yun Lee, Tzu-Tao Chen, Ling-Ling Chiang, Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Po-Hao Feng, Wen-Te Liu, Kuan-Yuan Chen, Shu-Chuan Ho
BACKGROUND: COPD is a debilitating disease that affects patients' daily lives. One's daily physical activity (DPA) decreases due to multifactorial causes, and this decrease is correlated with a poor prognosis in COPD patients. Muscle wasting may at least be partly due to increased activity of the ubiquitin proteasome pathway and apoptosis. METHODS: This study investigated the relationships among DPA, circulating proteasome activity, and protein carbonyl in COPD patients and healthy subjects (HSs)...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555126/altered-motor-unit-discharge-coherence-in-paretic-muscles-of-stroke-survivors
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Chenyun Dai, Nina L Suresh, Aneesha K Suresh, William Zev Rymer, Xiaogang Hu
After a cerebral stroke, a series of changes at the supraspinal and spinal nervous system can alter the control of muscle activation, leading to persistent motor impairment. However, the relative contribution of these different levels of the nervous system to impaired muscle activation is not well understood. The coherence of motor unit (MU) spike trains is considered to partly reflect activities of higher level control, with different frequency band representing different levels of control. Accordingly, the objective of this study was to quantify the different sources of contribution to altered muscle activation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513598/yap-taz-link-cell-mechanics-to-notch-signalling-to-control-epidermal-stem-cell-fate
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Antonio Totaro, Martina Castellan, Giusy Battilana, Francesca Zanconato, Luca Azzolin, Stefano Giulitti, Michelangelo Cordenonsi, Stefano Piccolo
How the behaviour of somatic stem cells (SCs) is influenced by mechanical signals remains a black-box in cell biology. Here we show that YAP/TAZ regulation by cell shape and rigidity of the extracellular matrix (ECM) dictates a pivotal SC decision: to remain undifferentiated and grow, or to activate a terminal differentiation programme. Notably, mechano-activation of YAP/TAZ promotes epidermal stemness by inhibition of Notch signalling, a key factor for epidermal differentiation. Conversely, YAP/TAZ inhibition by low mechanical forces induces Notch signalling and loss of SC traits...
May 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376622/mechanical-loading-influences-the-viscoelastic-performance-of-the-resin-carious-dentin-complex
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Manuel Toledano, Raquel Osorio, Modesto T López-López, Fátima S Aguilera, Franklin García-Godoy, Manuel Toledano-Osorio, Estrella Osorio
The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the mechanical behavior and bonding capability of Zn-doped resin-infiltrated caries-affected dentin interfaces. Dentin surfaces were treated with 37% phosphoric acid (PA) followed by application of a dentin adhesive, single bond (SB) (PA+SB) or by 0.5 M ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) followed by SB (EDTA+SB). ZnO microparticles of 10 wt. % or 2 wt. % ZnCl2 was added into SB, resulting in the following groups: PA+SB, PA+SB-ZnO, PA+SB-ZnCl2, EDTA+SB, EDTA+SB-ZnO, EDTA+SB-ZnCl2...
April 4, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363171/severe-soft-tissue-injuries-of-the-upper-extremity-in-motor-vehicle-crashes-involving-partial-ejection-the-protective-role-of-side-curtain-airbags
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Robert Kaufman, Laura Fraade-Blanar, Angelo Lipira, Jeffrey Friedrich, Eileen Bulger
INTRODUCTION: Partial ejection (PE) of the upper extremity (UE) can occur in a motor vehicle crash (MVC) resulting in complex and severe soft tissue injuries (SSTI). This study evaluated the relationship between partial ejection and UE injuries, notably SSTIs, in MVCs focusing on crash types and characteristics, and further examined the role of side curtain airbags (SCABs) in the prevention of partial ejection and reducing SSTI of the UE. METHODS: Weighted data was analyzed from the National Automotive Sampling System Crashworthiness Data System (NASS-CDS) from 1993 to 2012...
May 2017: Accident; Analysis and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357395/new-insights-into-the-function-of-a-versatile-class-of-membrane-molecular-motors-from-studies-of-myxococcus-xanthus-surface-gliding-motility
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COMMENT
Tâm Mignot, Marcelo Nöllmann
Cell motility is a central function of living cells, as it empowers colonization of new environmental niches, cooperation, and development of multicellular organisms. This process is achieved by complex yet precise energy-consuming machineries in both eukaryotes and bacteria. Bacteria move on surfaces using extracellular appendages such as flagella and pili but also by a less-understood process called gliding motility. During this process, rod-shaped bacteria move smoothly along their long axis without any visible morphological changes besides occasional bending...
March 2, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346344/increased-force-variability-is-associated-with-altered-modulation-of-the-motorneuron-pool-activity-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd
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Zheng Wang, Minhyuk Kwon, Suman Mohanty, Lauren M Schmitt, Stormi P White, Evangelos A Christou, Matthew W Mosconi
Force control deficits have been repeatedly documented in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They are associated with worse social and daily living skill impairments in patients suggesting that developing a more mechanistic understanding of the central and peripheral processes that cause them may help guide the development of treatments that improve multiple outcomes in ASD. The neuromuscular mechanisms underlying force control deficits are not yet understood. Seventeen individuals with ASD and 14 matched healthy controls completed an isometric index finger abduction test at 60% of their maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) during recording of the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) muscle to determine the neuromuscular processes associated with sustained force variability...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281638/mir-34a-5p-promotes-multi-chemoresistance-of-osteosarcoma-through-down-regulation-of-the-dll1-gene
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Youguang Pu, Fangfang Zhao, Haiyan Wang, Shanbao Cai
MiR-34a-5p has been implicated in the tumorigenesis and progression of several types of cancer. However, the role of miR-34a-5p in osteosarcoma (OS) remains largely unknown. This study was performed in two multi-chemosensitive (G-292 and MG63.2) and two resistant (SJSA-1 and MNNG/HOS) OS cell lines. MiR-34a-5p promotes OS multi-chemoresistance via its repression of the Delta-like ligand 1 (DLL1) gene, the ligand of the Notch pathway, and thus negatively correlates with OS chemoresistance. The siRNA-mediated repression of the DLL1 gene suppressed cell apoptosis and de-sensitized G-292 and MG63...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269553/decoding-force-from-deep-brain-electrodes-in-parkinsonian-patients
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Syed A Shah, Huiling Tan, Peter Brown
Limitations of many Brain Machine Interface (BMI) systems using invasive electrodes include reliance on single neurons and decoding limited to kinematics only. This study investigates whether force-related information is present in the local field potential (LFP) recorded with deep brain electrodes using data from 14 patients with Parkinson's disease. A classifier based on logistic regression (LR) is developed to classify various force stages, using 10-fold cross validation. Least Absolute and Shrinkage Operator (Lasso) is then employed in order to identify the features with the most predictivity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254785/notch-jagged-complex-structure-implicates-a-catch-bond-in-tuning-ligand-sensitivity
#16
Vincent C Luca, Byoung Choul Kim, Chenghao Ge, Shinako Kakuda, Di Wu, Mehdi Roein-Peikar, Robert S Haltiwanger, Cheng Zhu, Taekjip Ha, K Christopher Garcia
Notch receptor activation initiates cell fate decisions and is distinctive in its reliance on mechanical force and protein glycosylation. The 2.5-angstrom-resolution crystal structure of the extracellular interacting region of Notch1 complexed with an engineered, high-affinity variant of Jagged1 (Jag1) reveals a binding interface that extends ~120 angstroms along five consecutive domains of each protein. O-Linked fucose modifications on Notch1 epidermal growth factor-like (EGF) domains 8 and 12 engage the EGF3 and C2 domains of Jag1, respectively, and different Notch1 domains are favored in binding to Jag1 than those that bind to the Delta-like 4 ligand...
March 24, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237933/three-dimensional-skin-deformation-as-force-substitution-wearable-device-design-and-performance-during-haptic-exploration-of-virtual-environments
#17
Samuel Benjamin Schorr, Allison M Okamura
Virtual reality systems would benefit from a compelling force sensory substitute when workspace or stability limitations prevent the use of kinesthetic force feedback systems. We present a wearable fingertip haptic device with the ability to make and break contact in addition to rendering both shear and normal skin deformation to the fingerpad. A delta mechanism with novel bias spring and tether actuator relocation method enables the use of high-end motors and encoders, allowing precise device control: 10 Hz bandwidth and 0...
July 2017: IEEE Transactions on Haptics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173613/illumina-sequencing-based-analysis-of-sediment-bacteria-community-in-different-trophic-status-freshwater-lakes
#18
Yu Wan, Xiaohong Ruan, Yaping Zhang, Rongfu Li
Sediment bacterial community is the main driving force for nutrient cycling and energy transfer in aquatic ecosystem. A thorough understanding of the community's spatiotemporal variation is critical for us to understand the mechanisms of cycling and transfer. Here, we investigated the sediment bacterial community structures and their relations with environmental factors, using Lake Taihu as a model system to explore the dependence of biodiversity upon trophic level and seasonality. To combat the limitations of conventional techniques, we employed Illumina MiSeq Sequencing and LeFSe cladogram to obtain a more comprehensive view of the bacterial taxonomy and their variations of spatiotemporal distribution...
August 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149554/body-mass-index-percent-forced-vital-capacity-respiratory-hospitalization-new-staging-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-patients
#19
Tomoo Kishaba, Hiroaki Nagano, Yuichiro Nei, Shin Yamashiro
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is relentless progressive interstitial lung disease. Evaluating predictor of mortality for IPF patients is crucial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the serial trend of important indicators of prognosis and create a useful staging method for IPF patients. METHODS: We retrospectively searched medical records, pulmonary function tests (PFTs), and chest high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans from January 1, 2008 through June 30, 2015 at our hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116682/deltas-freshwater-discharge-and-waves-along-the-young-sound-ne-greenland
#20
Aart Kroon, Jakob Abermann, Mette Bendixen, Magnus Lund, Charlotte Sigsgaard, Kirstine Skov, Birger Ulf Hansen
A wide range of delta morphologies occurs along the fringes of the Young Sound in Northeast Greenland due to spatial heterogeneity of delta regimes. In general, the delta regime is related to catchment and basin characteristics (geology, topography, drainage pattern, sediment availability, and bathymetry), fluvial discharges and associated sediment load, and processes by waves and currents. Main factors steering the Arctic fluvial discharges into the Young Sound are the snow and ice melt and precipitation in the catchment, and extreme events like glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs)...
February 2017: Ambio
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