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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156494/comparative-analysis-of-vestibular-ecomorphology-in-birds
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Roger B J Benson, Ethan Starmer-Jones, Roger A Close, Stig A Walsh
The bony labyrinth of vertebrates houses the semicircular canals. These sense rotational accelerations of the head and play an essential role in gaze stabilisation during locomotion. The sizes and shapes of the semicircular canals have hypothesised relationships to agility and locomotory modes in many groups, including birds, and a burgeoning palaeontological literature seeks to make ecological interpretations from the morphology of the labyrinth in extinct species. Rigorous tests of form-function relationships for the vestibular system are required to support these interpretations...
December 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153986/efficient-induction-of-syncytiotrophoblast-layer-ii-cells-from-trophoblast-stem-cells-by-canonical-wnt-signaling-activation
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Dongmei Zhu, Xia Gong, Liyun Miao, Junshun Fang, Jian Zhang
The syncytiotrophoblast layer is the most critical and prominent tissue in placenta. SynT cells are differentiated from trophoblast stem cells (TSCs) during early embryogenesis. Mouse TSCs can spontaneously differentiate into cells of mixed lineages in vitro upon withdrawal of stemness-maintaining factors. However, differentiation into defined placental cell lineages remains challenging. We report here that canonical Wnt signaling activation robustly induces expression of SynT-II lineage-specific genes Gcm1 and SynB and suppresses markers of other placental lineages...
November 7, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140244/subcellular-analysis-of-pigeon-hair-cells-implicates-vesicular-trafficking-in-cuticulosome-formation-and-maintenance
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Simon Nimpf, Erich Pascal Malkemper, Mattias Lauwers, Lyubov Ushakova, Gregory Nordmann, Andrea Wenninger-Weinzierl, Thomas R Burkard, Sonja Jacob, Thomas Heuser, Guenter P Resch, David A Keays
Hair cells are specialized sensors located in the inner ear that enable the transduction of sound, motion, and gravity into neuronal impulses. In birds some hair cells contain an iron-rich organelle, the cuticulosome, that has been implicated in the magnetic sense. Here, we exploit histological, transcriptomic and tomographic methods to investigate the development of cuticulosomes, as well as the molecular and subcellular architecture of cuticulosome positive hair cells. We show that this organelle forms rapidly after hatching in a process that involves vesicle fusion and nucleation of ferritin nanoparticles...
November 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123159/zinc-is-a-critical-regulator-of-placental-morphogenesis-and-maternal-hemodynamics-during-pregnancy-in-mice
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Rebecca L Wilson, Shalem Y Leemaqz, Zona Goh, Dale McAninch, Tanja Jankovic-Karasoulos, Gabriela E Leghi, Jessica A Phillips, Katrina Mirabito Colafella, Cuong Tran, Sean O'Leary, Sam Buckberry, Stephen Pederson, Sarah A Robertson, Tina Bianco-Miotto, Claire T Roberts
Zinc is an essential micronutrient in pregnancy and zinc deficiency impairs fetal growth. We used a mouse model of moderate zinc deficiency to investigate the physiological mechanisms by which zinc is important to placental morphogenesis and the maternal blood pressure changes during pregnancy. A 26% reduction in circulating zinc (P = 0.005) was exhibited in mice fed a moderately zinc-deficient diet. Zinc deficiency in pregnancy resulted in an 8% reduction in both near term fetal and placental weights (both P < 0...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121383/a-novel-etiology-for-pneumolabyrinth-after-temporal-bone-fracture-without-otic-capsule-involvement
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Thomas J Muelleman, Vidur Bhalla, Hinrich Staecker
Pneumolabyrinth has been considered an indicator of otic capsule involvement in temporal bone fractures. We present a novel theory for the etiology of pneumolabyrinth in a trauma patient without an otic capsule fracture: passage of intrathecal air into the labyrinth. Our patient experienced transient bilateral pneumolabyrinth after head trauma due to a motor vehicle collision. The patient was noted to have extensive pneumocephalus and a unilateral temporal bone fracture that spared the otic capsule. Initial computed tomography (CT) scans demonstrated air in the cochlea and both internal auditory canals...
October 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119341/labyrinth
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Fabrizia Faustinella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118502/bilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-secondary-to-sympathetic-ophthalmia-in-a-human-leukocyte-antigen-a2-positive-patient
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Konstantinos T Tsaousis, Vasileios E Konidaris, Theodoros Empeslidis
We report a case of sympathetic ophthalmia 1 month following trauma in a 71-year-old immunocompetent female patient of Indian origin. The patient was hospitalized with signs and symptoms of meningism, ataxia, and neurosensory deafness. We explore and provide further clinical evidence in supporting the hypothesis of antigen cross-reactivity derived from tissues with common neural crest embryological background such as the uvea and cells of the labyrinth. The patient was human leukocyte antigen-A2 positive and treatment with oral steroids and cyclosporine has managed to have favorable results and control the inflammation...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109771/selective-targeting-of-a-novel-vasodilator-to-the-uterine-vasculature-to-treat-impaired-uteroplacental-perfusion-in-pregnancy
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Natalie Cureton, Iana Korotkova, Bernadette Baker, Susan Greenwood, Mark Wareing, Venkata R Kotamraju, Tambet Teesalu, Francesco Cellesi, Nicola Tirelli, Erkki Ruoslahti, John D Aplin, Lynda K Harris
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) in pregnancy is commonly caused by impaired uteroplacental blood flow. Vasodilators enhance uteroplacental perfusion and fetal growth in humans and animal models; however, detrimental maternal and fetal side effects have been reported. We hypothesised that targeted uteroplacental delivery of a vasodilator would enhance drug efficacy and reduce the risks associated with drug administration in pregnancy. Phage screening identified novel peptides that selectively accumulated in the uteroplacental vasculature of pregnant mice...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098641/blue-corn-tortillas-effects-on-learning-and-spatial-memory-in-rats
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L O Aguirre López, J L Chávez Servia, C C Gómez Rodiles, J R Beltrán Ramírez, J Bañuelos Pineda
Consumption of pigmented corn has been associated with health benefits due to its flavonoid contents (mainly anthocyanins) and antioxidant ability. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the effect of blue corn tortilla (BM) consumption on memory and learning ability adult rats. Eighteen adult female rats were divided into three groups and fed for 38 consecutive days with commercial food (Control group) or the commercial food plus 6 g/day of either blue corn (BM) or white corn (WM) tortillas...
November 2, 2017: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095392/the-differential-diagnosis-of-vertigo-in-children-a-systematic-review-of-2726-cases
#10
Meghan Davitt, Michael T Delvecchio, Stephen C Aronoff
OBJECTIVES: Vertigo is a relatively common complaint in children with 5.3% of pediatric patients complaining of this symptom. Although the causes of vertigo have been well established in adults, the diagnoses in children have not been well described. The aims of this systematic review are to discover the current information regarding etiologies of vertigo in children and to determine the most common diagnoses that present with vertigo in pediatric patients. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, and Embase were searched using the PRISMA guidelines...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090441/sublethal-dose-of-deltamethrin-damage-the-midgut-cells-of-the-mayfly-callibaetis-radiatus-ephemeroptera-baetidae
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Helen Pinto Santos, Yeisson Gutiérrez, Eugênio Eduardo Oliveira, José Eduardo Serrão
In insects, the midgut performs multiple physiologic functions (e.g., digestion and nutrients absorption) and serves as a physical/chemical barrier against pathogens and chemical stressors such as deltamethrin, a pyrethroid insecticide, commonly used in insect control that are agricultural pests and human disease vectors. Here, we described the midgut cell ultrastructure of Callibaetis radiatus nymphs, which are bioindicators of water quality and the ultrastructural alterations in midgut under sublethal exposure to deltamethrin at three different periods (1, 12, 24 h)...
October 31, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089672/radiological-requirements-for-surgical-planning-in-cochlear-implant-candidates
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Mohamad Hasan Alam-Eldeen, Usama Mohamed Rashad, Al Hussein Awad Ali
OBJECTIVE: This study is concerned with clarification of radiological findings that should be addressed and reported in patients listed for cochlear implant (CI) operation. These findings may force a surgeon to consider modifications of the surgical approach by a CI surgeon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was performed from January 2015 to January 2016. It included 50 patients with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss who fulfilled the criteria for CI...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089218/-how-to-manage-vertigo-in-adult
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Hella Vuong Chaney, Dominique Rohmer, Anne Charpiot
The interrogation and the clinical examination are critical in the research of vertigo etiology. In the context of vertigo, the vital emergencies are of neurological and vascular origins. It is therefore necessary to be able to identify them quickly and simply. Vertigo is a symptom to relieve and the cause is to be diagnosed. Careful questioning combined with neurological examination, nystagmus study, Halmagyi test and skew deviation search are more reliable than imaging in the first 48hours to detect a stroke...
October 28, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076502/derivation-of-hypermethylated-pluripotent-embryonic-stem-cells-with-high-potency
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Siqin Bao, Walfred Wc Tang, Baojiang Wu, Shinseog Kim, Jingyun Li, Lin Li, Toshihiro Kobayashi, Caroline Lee, Yanglin Chen, Mengyi Wei, Shudong Li, Sabine Dietmann, Fuchou Tang, Xihe Li, M Azim Surani
Naive hypomethylated embryonic pluripotent stem cells (ESCs) are developmentally closest to the preimplantation epiblast of blastocysts, with the potential to contribute to all embryonic tissues and the germline, excepting the extra-embryonic tissues in chimeric embryos. By contrast, epiblast stem cells (EpiSCs) resembling postimplantation epiblast are relatively more methylated and show a limited potential for chimerism. Here, for the first time, we reveal advanced pluripotent stem cells (ASCs), which are developmentally beyond the pluripotent cells in the inner cell mass but with higher potency than EpiSCs...
October 27, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074286/endoscopic-surgery-of-the-olfactory-cleft
#15
R Jankowski, C Rumeau, P Gallet, D T Nguyen, A Russel, B Toussaint
The olfactory cleft is the specific site of development of many tumours (respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma, intestinal-type adenocarcinoma, neuroblastoma, inverted papilloma, glomangiopericytoma, etc.) and is also the site of CSF rhinorrhoea via the cribriform plate (cribri-rhinorrhoea). Olfactory cleft surgery must therefore be considered to be a specific type of surgery, complementary to ethmoidal labyrinth surgery and anterior skull base surgery. Olfactory cleft tumours can be resected according to five different surgical procedures: olfactory cleft mucosal resection, partial resection of the olfactory cleft, total resection of the olfactory cleft, unilateral endoscopic anterior skull base resection, and bilateral endoscopic anterior skull base resection...
October 23, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073219/environmental-enrichment-accelerates-ocular-dominance-plasticity-in-mouse-visual-cortex-whereas-transfer-to-standard-cages-resulted-in-a-rapid-loss-of-increased-plasticity
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Evgenia Kalogeraki, Justyna Pielecka-Fortuna, Siegrid Löwel
In standard cage (SC) raised mice, experience-dependent ocular dominance (OD) plasticity in the primary visual cortex (V1) rapidly declines with age: in postnatal day 25-35 (critical period) mice, 4 days of monocular deprivation (MD) are sufficient to induce OD-shifts towards the open eye; thereafter, 7 days of MD are needed. Beyond postnatal day 110, even 14 days of MD failed to induce OD-plasticity in mouse V1. In contrast, mice raised in a so-called "enriched environment" (EE), exhibit lifelong OD-plasticity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072661/-the-application-of-the-computer-technologies-for-the-mathematical-simulation-of-the-ethmoidal-labyrinth
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M V Markeeva, O V Mareev, V N Nikolenko, G O Mareev, T V Danilova, E A Fadeeva, R V Fedorov
The objective of the present work was to study the relationship between the dimensions of the ethmoidal labyrinth and the skull in the subjects differing in the nose shape by means of the factorial and correlation analysis with the application of the modern computer-assisted methods for the three-dimensional reconstruction of the skull. We developed an original method for computed craniometry with the use the original program that made it possible to determine the standard intravital craniometrics characteristics of the human skull with a high degree of accuracy based on the results of analysis of 200 computed tomograms of the head...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065095/cochlear-implant-associated-labyrinthitis-a-previously-unrecognized-phenomenon-with-a-distinct-clinical-and-electrophysiological-impedance-pattern
#18
Deeyar A Itayem, Douglas Sladen, Colin L Driscoll, Brian A Neff, Charles W Beatty, Matthew L Carlson
OBJECTIVES: To report a unique clinical entity "cochlear implant associated labyrinthitis," characterized by a distinct constellation of clinical symptoms and pattern of electrode impedance fluctuations. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: All patients that underwent cochlear implantation between January 2014 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. All subjects with acute onset dizziness, device performance decline, and characteristic erratic pattern of electrode impedances occurring after an asymptotic postoperative interval were identified and reported...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056901/interleukin-10-attenuates-hypochlorous-acid-mediated-cytotoxicity-to-hei-oc1-cochlear-cells
#19
Martin Mwangi, Sung-Hee Kil, David Phak, Hun Yi Park, David J Lim, Raekil Park, Sung K Moon
Inflammatory reaction plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of acquired hearing loss such as ototoxicity and labyrinthitis. In our earlier work, we showed the pivotal role of otic fibrocytes in cochlear inflammation and the critical involvement of proinflammatory cytokines in cisplatin ototoxicity. We also demonstrated that otic fibrocytes inhibit monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (CCL2) upregulation in response to interleukin-10 (IL-10) via heme oxygenase 1 (HMOX1) signaling, resulting in suppression of cochlear inflammation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055961/plac1-expression-pattern-at-the-mouse-fetomaternal-interface-and-involvement-in-trophoblast-differentiation
#20
Yanli Gu, Junhui Wan, Lv Yao, Nan-Ni Peng, Wen-Lin Chang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It is well known that Plac1 is a placenta-specific gene; however, its spatiotemporal expression pattern and exact role at t h e mouse fetomaternal interface r e m a i n s unclear. METHODS: In situ hybridization (ISH) was used to localize the Plac1 mRNA at the mouse fetomaternal interface. A trophoblast stem cell (TS) differentiation model with Plac1 shRNA-overexpressing lentivirus was employed to investigate the possible role of Plac1 in placentation...
October 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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