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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632902/impaired-hippocampal-glucose-metabolism-during-and-after-flurothyl-induced-seizures-in-mice-reduced-phosphorylation-coincides-with-reduced-activity-of-pyruvate-dehydrogenase
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Tanya S McDonald, Karin Borges
OBJECTIVE: To determine changes in glucose metabolism and the enzymes involved in the hippocampus ictally and postictally in the acute mouse flurothyl seizure model. METHODS: [U-(13) C]-Glucose was injected (i.p.) prior to, or following a 5 min flurothyl-induced seizure. Fifteen minutes later, mice were killed and the total metabolite levels and % (13) C enrichment were analyzed in the hippocampal formation using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Activities of key metabolic and antioxidant enzymes and the phosphorylation status of pyruvate dehydrogenase were measured, along with lipid peroxidation...
June 20, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614117/role-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-kidney-tubular-transport-metabolism-and-disease
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Roshan Rajani, Nuria M Pastor-Soler, Kenneth R Hallows
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a metabolic sensor that regulates cellular energy balance, transport, growth, inflammation, and survival functions. This review explores recent work in defining the effects of AMPK on various renal tubular epithelial ion transport proteins as well as its role in kidney injury and repair in normal and disease states. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently, several groups have uncovered additional functions of AMPK in the regulation of kidney and transport proteins...
June 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597618/effects-of-resistance-training-overtraining-and-early-specialization-on-youth-athletes
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Benjamin K Walters, Connor R Read, A Reed Estes
INTRODUCTION: In 2014, 60 million youth ages 6-18 participated in some form of generalized athletics. 3.5 million children are injured annually participating in organized sport or recreational activities. While sound physical education can decrease the burden of youth sports injuries, the median annual physical education budget of $764 for United States elementary, middle and high schools may not allow enough flexibility to apply evidenced-based guidelines. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The topics were selected after a careful review of the 2016 National Strength and Conditioning Association Position Statement on Long-Term Athletic Development...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595610/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-danggui-sayuk-ga-osuyu-saenggang-tang-on-korean-patients-with-cold-hypersensitivity-in-the-hands-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-clinical-trial
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Youme Ko, Ho-Yeon Go, Yoon-Young Cho, Ji-Hye Shin, Tae-Hoon Kim, Dong-Jun Choi, Jin-Moo Lee, Jun-Bok Jang, Yun-Kyung Song, Seong-Gyu Ko, Seung-Ho Sun, Chan-Yong Jeon
BACKGROUND: In recent years, cold hypersensitivity in the hands (CHH) has become a common ailment of women in Korea. It can lead to gynecological problems such as irregular menstruation, miscarriage, and infertility. Traditionally, Korean herbal medicine has been the primary treatment method used to balance thermoregulation in the human body; however, its effectiveness has not been confirmed through systematic study. Thus, in this trial, we will investigate the feasibility of a full randomized clinical trial, Danggui-Sayuk-Ga-Osuyu-Saenggang-tang (DSGOST) in Korean women with CHH...
June 8, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590761/proteome-wide-adaptations-of-mouse-skeletal-muscles-during-a-full-month-in-space
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Georg Tascher, Thomas Brioche, Pauline Maes, Angèle Chopard, Donal O'Gorman, Guillemette Gauquelin-Koch, Stephane Blanc, Fabrice Bertile
The safety of space flight is challenged by a severe loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and endurance that may compromise the health and performance of astronauts. The molecular mechanisms underpinning muscle atrophy and decreased performance have been studied mostly after short duration flights, and are still not fully elucidated. By deciphering the muscle proteome changes elicited in mice after a full month aboard the BION-M1 biosatellite, we observed that the antigravity soleus incurred the greatest changes compared to locomotor muscles...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539916/endophytic-fungi-piriformospora-indica-mediated-protection-of-host-from-arsenic-toxicity
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Shayan Mohd, Jagriti Shukla, Aparna S Kushwaha, Kapil Mandrah, Jai Shankar, Nidhi Arjaria, Prem N Saxena, Ram Narayan, Somendu K Roy, Manoj Kumar
Complex intercellular interaction is a common theme in plant-pathogen/symbiont relationship. Cellular physiology of both the partners is affected by abiotic stress. However, little is known about the degree of protection each offers to the other from different types of environmental stress. Our current study focused on the changes in response to toxic arsenic in the presence of an endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica that colonizes the paddy roots. The primary impact of arsenic was observed in the form of hyper-colonization of fungus in the host root and resulted in the recovery of its overall biomass, root damage, and chlorophyll due to arsenic toxicity...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482291/sustained-delivery-of-insulin-loaded-block-copolymers-potential-implications-on-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Fei Tong, Xiangyuan Tang, Lei Luo, Xin Li, Wenquan Xia, Chao Lu, Daojun Liu
The purpose of this research was to evaluate the protective effects of insulin-loaded poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly((2-aminoethyl-l-glutamate)-g-poly(l-lysine)) (PEG-b-P(ELG-g-PLL)) on renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats with diabetes mellitus. Rats were preconditioned with free insulin or insulin/PEG-b-P(ELG-g-PLL) polyplexes, then subjected to renal I/R. The blood and kidneys were then harvested, Glucose uptake rate, glucose transporter 4 (GULT4) mRNA level, cell membrane GULT4 content and GULT4 expression were measured, the level of serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen were determined, the activity of superoxide dismutase and inducible nitric oxide synthase, the content of malondialdehyde and nitric oxide, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) mRNA level, Bcl-2 assaciated x protein (Bax) mRNA and B cell lymphoma/lewkmia-2 (Bcl-2) mRNA level, and the expression of protein 47kDa phagocyte oxidase (p47phox) in renal tissues were measured...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461085/wound-healing-effects-of-collagen-laminin-dermal-matrix-impregnated-with-resveratrol-loaded-hyaluronic-acid-dppc-microparticles-in-diabetic-rats
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Evren H Gokce, Sakine Tuncay Tanrıverdi, Ipek Eroglu, Nicolas Tsapis, Goksel Gokce, Isıl Tekmen, Elias Fattal, Ozgen Ozer
An alternative formulation for the treatment of diabetic foot wounds that heal slowly is a requirement in pharmaceutical field. The aim of this study was to develop a dermal matrix consisting of skin proteins and lipids with an antioxidant that will enhance healing and balance the oxidative stress in the diabetic wound area due to the high levels of glucose. Thus a novel three dimensional collagen-laminin porous dermal matrix was developed by lyophilization. Resveratrol-loaded hyaluronic acid and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine microparticles were combined with this dermal matrix...
April 28, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423056/hair-and-stress-a-pilot-study-of-hair-and-cytokine-balance-alteration-in-healthy-young-women-under-major-exam-stress
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Eva M J Peters, Yvonne Müller, Wenke Snaga, Herbert Fliege, Anett Reißhauer, Thomas Schmidt-Rose, Heiner Max, Dorothea Schweiger, Matthias Rose, Johannes Kruse
Mouse models show that experimental stress mimicking prolonged life-stress exposure enhances neurogenic inflammation, induces adaptive immunity cytokine-imbalance characterized by a shift to Type 1 T-helper cell cytokines and increases apoptosis of epithelial cells. This affects hair growth in otherwise healthy animals. In this study, we investigate whether a prolonged naturalistic life-stress exposure affects cytokine balance and hair parameters in healthy humans. 33 (18 exam, 15 comparison) female medical students with comparable sociobiological status were analyzed during a stressful final examination period, at three points in time (T) 12 weeks apart...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389904/cylindrospermopsin-effects-on-cell-viability-and-redox-milieu-of-neotropical-fish-hoplias-malabaricus-hepatocytes
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R C Silva, S Liebel, H H P de Oliveira, W A Ramsdorf, J R E Garcia, S M F O Azevedo, V F Magalhães, C A Oliveira Ribeiro, F Filipak Neto
Cylindrospermopsin (CYN) is a cyanotoxin that is cytotoxic to a wide variety of cells, particularly to the hepatocytes. In this study, the toxic effects of purified CYN were investigated in primary cultured hepatocytes of Neotropical fish Hoplias malabaricus. After isolation, attachment, and recovery for 72 h, the cells were exposed for 72 h to 0, 0.1, 1.0, 10, and 100 μg l(-1) of CYN. Then, cell viability and a set of oxidative stress biomarker responses were determined. Catalase, superoxide dismutase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, and glutathione S-transferase activities were not affected by exposure to CYN...
April 7, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386235/polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-stimulate-de-novo-lipogenesis-and-improve-glucose-homeostasis-during-refeeding-with-high-fat-diet
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Raffaella Crescenzo, Arianna Mazzoli, Rosa Cancelliere, Francesca Bianco, Antonia Giacco, Giovanna Liverini, Abdul G Dulloo, Susanna Iossa
Aims: The recovery of body weight after a period of caloric restriction is accompanied by an enhanced efficiency of fat deposition and hyperinsulinemia-which are exacerbated by isocaloric refeeding on a high fat diet rich in saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids (SFA-MUFA), and poor in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), and associated with a blunting of de novo lipogenesis in adipose tissue and liver. As high fat diets rich in PUFA have been shown to limit the excess fat deposition and improve glucose homeostasis, we investigated here the extent to which de novo lipogenesis in liver and adipose tissues (white and brown), as well as hepatic oxidative stress, are influenced by refeeding on diets rich in PUFA...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379541/resistance-to-apoptosis-and-autophagy-leads-to-enhanced-survival-in-sertoli-cells
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Ferial Aslani, Tim Sebastian, Miguel Keidel, Suada Fröhlich, Hans-Peter Elsässer, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Jörg Klug, Poornima Mahavadi, Monika Fijak, Martin Bergmann, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
STUDY QUESTION: What is the underlying mechanism of Sertoli cell (SC) resistance to cell death? SUMMARY ANSWER: High expression of prosurvival B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) proteins and inhibition of apoptosis and autophagy prolongs SC survival upon exposure to stress stimuli. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In human and in experimental models of orchitis, tolerogenic SC survive stress conditions, while germ cells undergo massive apoptosis. In general, non-dividing highly differentiated cells tend to resist stress conditions for a longer time by favoring activation of prosurvival mechanisms and inhibition of cell death pathways...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374919/all-trans-retinoic-acid-ameliorates-arsenic-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-the-rat-uterus-by-modulating-mapk-signaling-proteins
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Aniruddha Chatterjee, Urmi Chatterji
Exposure to arsenic leads to inhibition of the antioxidant defense mechanism of the body. Reactive oxygen species generated in response to arsenic causes reproductive failures in exposed females and also acts as an inducer of apoptosis. As a prospective remedial agent, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) was assessed for reversing arsenic-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis. Rats exposed to arsenic for 28 days were allowed to recover naturally or were treated simultaneously with ATRA for 28 days or up to 56 days...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320258/sex-differences-in-oxidative-stress-after-eccentric-and-concentric-exercise
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Magdalena Wiecek, Marcin Maciejczyk, Jadwiga Szymura, Zbigniew Szygula
OBJECTIVES: Comparison of redox balance changes in the blood of women and men as a result of submaximal eccentric (ECC) and concentric (CONC) efforts. METHODS: 10 women and 10 men performed three 45-minute submaximal treadmill runs at constant velocities (downhill run - ECC, uphill run - CONC and level run). Prior to the 45-minute exercises, after their completion and following 24 hours of recovery, the concentration of lactate, oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL), 3-nitrotyrosine, uric acid (UA) and the white blood cell count (WBC), neutrophil (NEUT), lymphocyte (LYMPH) and monocyte content in the blood were determined...
March 20, 2017: Redox Report: Communications in Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303198/impacts-of-leaf-age-and-heat-stress-duration-on-photosynthetic-gas-exchange-and-foliar-nonstructural-carbohydrates-in-coffea-arabica
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Danielle E Marias, Frederick C Meinzer, Christopher Still
Given future climate predictions of increased temperature, and frequency and intensity of heat waves in the tropics, suitable habitat to grow ecologically, economically, and socially valuable Coffea arabica is severely threatened. We investigated how leaf age and heat stress duration impact recovery from heat stress in C. arabica. Treated plants were heated in a growth chamber at 49°C for 45 or 90 min. Physiological recovery was monitored in situ using gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence (the ratio of variable to maximum fluorescence, FV/FM), and leaf nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC) on mature and expanding leaves before and 2, 15, 25, and 50 days after treatment...
February 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270829/cadmium-disrupts-the-balance-between-hydrogen-peroxide-and-superoxide-radical-by-regulating-endogenous-hydrogen-sulfide-in-the-root-tip-of-brassica-rapa
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Wenjing Lv, Lifei Yang, Cunfa Xu, Zhiqi Shi, Jinsong Shao, Ming Xian, Jian Chen
Cd (cadmium) stress always alters the homeostasis of ROS (reactive oxygen species) including H2O2 (hydrogen sulfide) and [Formula: see text] (superoxide radical), leading to the oxidative injury and growth inhibition in plants. In addition to triggering oxidative injury, ROS has been suggested as important regulators modulating root elongation. However, whether and how Cd stress induces the inhibition of root elongation by differentially regulating endogenous H2O2 and [Formula: see text], rather than by inducing oxidative injury, remains elusive...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260801/regulation-of-microglial-activation-in-stroke
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Shou-Cai Zhao, Ling-Song Ma, Zhao-Hu Chu, Heng Xu, Wen-Qian Wu, Fudong Liu
When ischemic stroke occurs, oxygen and energy depletion triggers a cascade of events, including inflammatory responses, glutamate excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and apoptosis that result in a profound brain injury. The inflammatory response contributes to secondary neuronal damage, which exerts a substantial impact on both acute ischemic injury and the chronic recovery of the brain function. Microglia are the resident immune cells in the brain that constantly monitor brain microenvironment under normal conditions...
April 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220140/nbs-lrr-protein-pik-h4-interacts-with-osbihd1-to-balance-rice-blast-resistance-and-growth-by-coordinating-ethylene-brassinosteroid-pathway
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Hao Liu, Shuangyu Dong, Fengwei Gu, Wei Liu, Guili Yang, Ming Huang, Wuming Xiao, Yongzhu Liu, Tao Guo, Hui Wang, Zhiqiang Chen, Jiafeng Wang
The regulation of innate immunity and plant growth, along with the trade-off between them, affects the defense and recovery mechanisms of the plant after it is attacked by pathogens. Although it is known that hormonal crosstalk plays a major role in regulating interaction of plant growth and PAMP-triggered immunity, the relationship between plant growth and effector-triggered immunity (ETI) remains unclear. In a large-scale yeast two-hybrid screening for Pik-H4-interacting proteins, a homeodomain transcription factor OsBIHD1 was identified, which is previously known to function in biotic and abiotic stress responses...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210899/interleukin-6-as-possible-early-marker-of-stress-response-after-femoral-fracture
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Goran Pesic, Jovana Jeremic, Tamara Nikolic, Vladimir Zivkovic, Ivan Srejovic, Aleksandra Vranic, Jovana Bradic, Branko Ristic, Aleksandar Matic, Nikola Prodanovic, Vladimir Jakovljevic
Bone fracture healing is a complex process which at best results in full recovery of function and structure of injured bone tissue, but all the mechanisms involved in this process, and their mutual interaction, are not fully understood. Despite advancement of surgical procedures, this type of fractures is still a major public health concern. In the last few decades, a lot of attention is focused on the oxygen-free radicals and inflammatory response markers as important factors of skeletal injury. Thus, the aim of the present study was to follow the changes in redox balance and inflammatory response in elderly patients with femoral fractures during the earliest stages of fracture healing, by measuring the values of the observed markers immediately after fracture, as well as the first, third, and seventh postoperative day...
February 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192670/metal-ion-mediated-cellulose-nanofibrils-transient-network-in-covalently-cross-linked-hydrogels-mechanistic-insight-into-morphology-and-dynamics
#20
Jun Yang, Feng Xu, Chun-Rui Han
Utilization of reversible interactions as sacrificial bonds in biopolymers is critical for the integral synthesis of mechanically superior biological materials. In this work, cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) reinforced covalent polyacrylamide (PAAm) composite hydrogels are immersed into multivalent cation (Ca(2+), Zn(2+), Al(3+), and Ce(3+)) aqueous solution to form ionic association among CNFs, leading to the ionic-covalent cross-linked hydrogels. The cations promote the formation of porous networks of nanofibrils by screening the repulsive negative charges on CNF surface and dominate the mechanical properties and self-recovery efficiency of the hydrogels, resulting in mechanically reinforced ionic hydrogels with stiff (Young's modulus 257 kPa) and tough properties (fracture toughness 386 kJ/m(3))...
March 13, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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