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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097703/healthy-adults-display-long-term-trait-like-neurobehavioral-resilience-and-vulnerability-to-sleep-loss
#1
Laura E Dennis, Rachael J Wohl, Lauren A Selame, Namni Goel
Sleep loss produces well-characterized cognitive deficits, although there are large individual differences, with marked vulnerability or resilience among individuals. Such differences are stable with repeated exposures to acute total sleep deprivation (TSD) within a short-time interval (weeks). Whether such stability occurs with chronic sleep restriction (SR) and whether it endures across months to years in TSD, indicating a true trait, remains unknown. In 23 healthy adults, neurobehavioral vulnerability to TSD exposures, separated by 27-2,091 days (mean: 444 days; median: 210 days), showed trait-like stability in performance and subjective measures (82-95% across measures)...
November 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048920/different-role-of-ca1-5ht3-serotonin-receptors-on-memory-acquisition-deficit-induced-by-total-tsd-and-rem-sleep-deprivation-rsd
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Zainab Eydipour, Gholamhassan Vaezi, Mohammad Nasehi, Seyed-Ali Haeri-Rouhani, Mohammad-Reza Zarrindast
BACKGROUND: Serotonin receptors such as 5-HT3 plays critical role in regulation of sleep, wake cycle and cognitive process. Thus, we investigated the role of CA1 5HT3 serotonin receptors in memory acquisition deficit induced by total sleep deprivation (TSD; for 24 hour) and REM sleep deprivation (RSD; for 24 hour). Pain perception and locomotor activity were also assessed as factors that may affect the memory process. METHODS: Modified water box and multi-platform apparatus were used to induce TSD or RSD, respectively...
September 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037408/epigenetic-control-of-cyp19a1a-expression-is-critical-for-high-temperature-induced-nile-tilapia-masculinization
#3
Yi Ya Wang, Li Xue Sun, Jia Jie Zhu, Yan Zhao, Hui Wang, Hong Jun Liu, Xiang Shan Ji
In fish species with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) or genotypic sex determination plus temperature effects (GSD + TE), temperature can either affect sex differentiation or determine the sex. However, it is unknown if epigenetic control of cyp19a1a expression is critical for high temperature induced masculinization in the freshwater fish Nile tilapia. We analyzed the cyp19a1a DNA methylation levels in three age groups and found that they were lower in females than in males. At 8 months of age, males had DNA methylation levels of the cyp19a1a promoter that were almost twice as high as those of females...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036698/chromosomal-context-affects-the-molecular-evolution-of-sex-linked-genes-and-their-autosomal-counterparts-in-turtles-and-other-vertebrates
#4
Srihari Radhakrishnan, Nicole Valenzuela, Melissa Wilson Sayres
Sex chromosomes evolve differently from autosomes because natural selection acts distinctly on them given their reduced recombination and smaller population size. Various studies of sex-linked genes compared with different autosomal genes within species support these predictions. Here, we take a novel alternative approach by comparing the rate of evolution between subsets of genes that are sex-linked in selected reptiles/vertebrates and the same genes located in autosomes in other amniotes. We report for the first time the faster evolution of Z-linked genes in a turtle (the Chinese softshell turtle Pelodiscus sinensis) relative to autosomal orthologs in other taxa, including turtles with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD)...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034851/nitrosopumilus-maritimus-gen-nov-sp-nov-nitrosopumilus-cobalaminigenes-sp-nov-nitrosopumilus-oxyclinae-sp-nov-and-nitrosopumilus-ureiphilus-sp-nov-four-marine-ammonia-oxidizing-archaea-of-the-phylum-thaumarchaeota
#5
Wei Qin, Katherine R Heal, Rasika Ramdasi, Julia N Kobelt, Willm Martens-Habbena, Anthony D Bertagnolli, Shady A Amin, Christopher B Walker, Hidetoshi Urakawa, Martin Könneke, Allan H Devol, James W Moffett, E Virginia Armbrust, Grant J Jensen, Anitra E Ingalls, David A Stahl
Four mesophilic, neutrophilic, and aerobic marine ammonia-oxidizing archaea, designated strains SCM1(T), HCA1(T), HCE1(T) and PS0(T), were isolated from a tropical marine fish tank, dimly lit deep coastal waters, the lower euphotic zone of coastal waters, and near-surface sediment in the Puget Sound estuary, respectively. Cells are straight or slightly curved small rods, 0.15-0.26 µm in diameter and 0.50-1.59 µm in length. Motility was not observed, although strain PS0(T) possesses genes associated with archaeal flagella and chemotaxis, suggesting it may be motile under some conditions...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033864/novel-measures-to-assess-the-effects-of-partial-sleep-deprivation-on-sensory-working-and-permanent-memory
#6
Dominique Gosselin, Joseph De Koninck, Kenneth Campbell
Sleepiness has repeatedly been demonstrated to affect performance on a variety of cognitive tasks. While the effects of total sleep deprivation (TSD) have been extensively studied, acute partial sleep deprivation (PSD), a more frequent form of sleep loss, has been studied much less often. The present study examined the effects of sleep deprivation on novel tasks involving classic sensory, working, and permanent memory systems. While the tasks did implicate different memory systems, they shared a need for effortful, sustained attention to maintain successful performance...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029252/time-on-task-effect-during-sleep-deprivation-in-healthy-young-adults-is-modulated-by-dopamine-transporter-genotype
#7
Brieann C Satterfield, Jonathan P Wisor, Michelle A Schmidt, Hans P A Van Dongen
Study Objectives: The time-on-task (TOT) effect and total sleep deprivation (TSD) have similar effects on neurobehavioral functioning, including increased performance instability during tasks requiring sustained attention. The TOT effect is exacerbated by TSD, suggesting potentially overlapping mechanisms. We probed these mechanisms by investigating genotype-phenotype relationships on psychomotor vigilance test (PVT) performance for three a-priori selected genes previously linked to the TOT effect and/or TSD: DAT1, COMT, and TNFα...
October 4, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024188/the-impact-of-sleep-deprivation-on-visual-perspective-taking
#8
Gaétane Deliens, Henryk Bukowski, Hichem Slama, Andrew Surtees, Axel Cleeremans, Dana Samson, Philippe Peigneux
Total sleep deprivation (TSD) is known to alter cognitive processes. Surprisingly little attention has been paid to its impact on social cognition. Here, we investigated whether TSD alters levels-1 and -2 visual perspective-taking abilities, i.e. the capacity to infer (a) what can be seen and (b) how it is seen from another person's visual perspective, respectively. Participants completed levels-1 and -2 visual perspective-taking tasks after a night of sleep and after a night of TSD. In these tasks, participants had to take their own (self trials) or someone else's (other trials) visual perspective in trials where both perspectives were either the same (consistent trials) or different (inconsistent trials)...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974374/the-role-of-sex-in-sleep-deprivation-related-changes-of-nociception-and-conditioned-pain-modulation
#9
Nicole Eichhorn, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Sigrid Schuh-Hofer
Sex matters both in the clinical field of pain and sleep medicine. Sleep disturbances are highly prevalent in chronic pain patients and have been shown to deteriorate the pain condition. The pathomechanisms by which insomnia aggravates pain are currently unknown. Descending pain control may be compromised by disturbed sleep, but respective studies are few, inconsistent and largely imbalanced with respect to sex. We studied the role of sex on the effect of sleep deprivation on endogenous pain modulation and on nociceptive thresholds in a highly homogenous study population of 18 female (23...
October 1, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922945/adeno-associated-virus-gene-therapy-in-a-sheep-model-of-tay-sachs-disease
#10
Heather L Gray-Edwards, Ashley N Randle, Stacy A Maitland, Hector R Benatti, Spencer M Hubbard, Peter F Canning, Matthew B Vogel, Brandon L Brunson, Misako Hwang, Lauren E Ellis, Allison M Bradbury, Atoska S Gentry, Amanda R Taylor, Anne A Wooldridge, Dewey R Wilhite, Randolph L Winter, Brian K Whitlock, Jacob A Johnson, Merilee Holland, Nouha Salibi, Ronald J Beyers, James L Sartin, Thomas S Denney, Nancy R Cox, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Douglas R Martin
Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hexosaminidase A (HexA). TSD also occurs in sheep, the only experimental model of TSD that has clinical signs of disease. The natural history of sheep TSD was characterized using serial neurological evaluations, 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiograms, electrodiagnostics, and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. Intracranial gene therapy was also tested using AAVrh8 monocistronic vectors encoding the α-subunit of Hex (TSD α) or a mixture of two vectors encoding both the α and β subunits separately (TSD α + β) injected at high (1...
September 18, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922589/higher-baseline-proinflammatory-cytokines-mark-poor-antidepressant-response-in-bipolar-disorder
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Francesco Benedetti, Sara Poletti, Thomas A Hoogenboezem, Clara Locatelli, Harm de Wit, Annemarie J M Wijkhuijs, Cristina Colombo, Hemmo A Drexhage
BACKGROUND: The clinical relevance of raised levels of circulating cytokines in bipolar disorder is still unclear. Cytokines influence neurotransmitters, neuroplasticity, and white matter integrity. An inconsistent literature suggests that higher cytokine levels could hamper antidepressant response. Total sleep deprivation (TSD) and light therapy (LT) prompt a rapid antidepressant response and can provide a model treatment to study predictors of response. METHODS: We studied at baseline 15 immune-regulating compounds in 37 consecutively admitted inpatients with a major depressive episode in the course of bipolar disorder (DSM-5 criteria) and in 24 controls...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910392/karyotype-analysis-and-sex-determination-in-australian-brush-turkeys-alectura-lathami
#12
Madison T Ortega, Dustin J Foote, Nicholas Nees, Jason C Erdmann, Charles D Bangs, Cheryl S Rosenfeld
Sexual differentiation across taxa may be due to genetic sex determination (GSD) and/or temperature sex determination (TSD). In many mammals, males are heterogametic (XY); whereas females are homogametic (XX). In most birds, the opposite is the case with females being heterogametic (ZW) and males the homogametic sex (ZZ). Many reptile species lack sex chromosomes, and instead, sexual differentiation is influenced by temperature with specific temperatures promoting males or females varying across species possessing this form of sexual differentiation, although TSD has recently been shown to override GSD in Australian central beaded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893547/17%C3%AE-estradiol-modulates-cell-proliferation-of-medullary-cords-during-ovarian-differentiation-of-the-lepidochelys-olivacea-sea-turtle
#13
Verónica Díaz-Hernández, Alma Vázquez-Gómez, Alejandro Marmolejo-Valencia, Luis Manuel Montaño, Horacio Merchant-Larios
In turtles undergoing temperature sex determination (TSD), bipotential gonads express Sox9 in medullary cords at both female- (FPT) and male-producing temperatures (MPT). Subsequently, when the sex fate of medullary cords becomes dimorphic, at FPT, Sox9 is downregulated, whereas at MPT, its expression is maintained. Medullary cords in the ovary turn into ovarian lacuna, whereas in the testis they differentiate as seminiferous cords. When embryos of Lepidochelys olivacea sea turtle are incubated at MPT and treated with estradiol, Sox9 expression persists in the medullary cords in the form of tiny ovotestis-like formations...
November 15, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840805/pathogenic-phenotypic-and-molecular-characterisation-of-xanthomonas-nasturtii-sp-nov-and-xanthomonas-floridensis-sp-nov-new-species-of-xanthomonas-associated-with-watercress-production-in-florida
#14
Joana G Vicente, Steve Rothwell, Eric B Holub, David J Studholme
We describe two new species of the genus Xanthomonas, represented by yellow mucoid bacterial strains isolated from diseased leaves of watercress (Nasturtium officinale) produced in Florida, USA. One strain was pathogenic on watercress, but not in other species including a range of brassicas; other strains were not pathogenic in any of the tested plants. Data from Biolog carbon source utilization tests and nucleotide sequence data from 16S and gyrB loci suggested that both pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains were related to, yet distinct from, previously described Xanthomonas species...
September 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836855/enhancement-of-solubility-and-oral-bioavailability-of-manidipine-by-formation-of-ternary-solid-dispersion-with-d-%C3%AE-tocopherol-polyethylene-glycol-1000-succinate-and-copovidone
#15
Benchawan Chamsai, Sontaya Limmatvapirat, Srisagul Sungthongjeen, Pornsak Sriamornsak
CONTEXT: Low bioavailability of oral manidipine (MDP) is due to its low water solubility. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to increase the solubility and bioavailability of MDP by fabricating ternary solid dispersion (tSD) with d-α-tocopherol polyethyleneglycol-1000-succinate and copovidone. METHODS: In this study, solid ternary phase diagram was applied in order to check the homogeneity of tSD prepared by melting and solidifying with dry ice...
December 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782143/dynamics-of-cerebral-responses-to-sustained-attention-performance-during-one-night-of-sleep-deprivation
#16
Yuanqiang Zhu, Yibin Xi, Ningbo Fei, Yuchen Liu, Xinxin Zhang, Lin Liu, Ziliang Xu, Jinbo Sun, Xuejuan Yang, Hong Yin, Jie Tian, Wei Qin
Total sleep deprivation (TSD) is increasingly common in modern society bringing various neurobehavioural effects. Dynamic changes of behaviour performances during TSD have been reported extensively, while the cerebral activation underlying such changes have not been elucidated clearly. This study aimed to investigate dynamic changes in cerebral responses to the fastest and slowest psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) trials during TSD. Thirty-six healthy subjects with intermediate chronotype performed the PVT while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging every 2 h from 22:00 hours on the first day to 06:00 hours on the second day (i...
August 6, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770310/ultrasonographic-changes-after-steroid-injection-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome
#17
Yeon Soo Lee, Eunseok Choi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the ultrasonographic changes after steroid injection in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to evaluate the diagnostic value of ultrasound in post-treatment examination with clinical correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven wrists with idiopathic CTS after a single injection of 40 mg of prednisolone hydrochloride were prospectively studied using a high-resolution ultrasound. Axial images of the wrists were obtained at the level of the distal radius, pisiform and hamate prior to and 1, 4 and 8 weeks after steroid injection...
August 2, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766351/the-impact-of-sleep-deprivation-on-hippocampal-mediated-learning-and-memory-in-rats
#18
M Saygin, M F Ozguner, O Onder, D K Doguc, I Ilhan, Y Peker
BACKGROUND: To examine the impact of different types of sleep deprivation on hippocampal-mediated learning and memory in rats. METHODS: Forty-eight Sprague-Dawley male rats were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 equal-size groups: (1) 12 hours of sleep per day (control). (2) total sleep deprivation (TSD), (3) rapid eye movement (REM) deprivation (RD), and (4) sleep restricted to 4 hours per day (SR). All rats were subjected to swimming training in the Morris water maze (MWM)...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764866/experimental-assessment-of-the-effects-of-moisture-on-loggerhead-sea-turtle-hatchling-sex-ratios
#19
Alexandra Lolavar, Jeanette Wyneken
Many reptiles have temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). Sex determination in marine turtles is described by a cool-male, warm-female pattern. Nest sand temperature strongly influences sea turtle embryo development and sex differentiation. Yet, variation in hatchling sex ratios is explained only partially by nest temperature and can be predicted only at the warmest and coolest temperatures. Hence, other factors during development influence sex determination. Rainfall is a common environmental variable that may impact development and sex determination...
August 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723215/discrimination-cascade-enabled-selective-detection-of-single-nucleotide-mutation
#20
Lidan Li, Xianjin Xiao, Jingyang Ge, Manli Han, Xu Zhou, Lei Wang, Xin Su, Changyuan Yu
Owing to the significance of single nucleotide mutation (SNM) for personalized medicine, the detection of SNM with high accuracy has recently attracted considerable interest. Here, we present a kinetic method for selective detection of SNM based on a discrimination cascade constructed by combining the toehold strand displacement (TSD) and endonuclease IV (Endo IV) catalyzed hydrolysis. The single-nucleotide specificity of the two DNA reactions allows highly selective detection of all types of single nucleotide changes (including single-nucleotide insertion and deletion), achieving a high discrimination factor with a median of 491 which is comparable with recently reported methods...
March 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
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