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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819767/comparative-efficacy-of-drugs-for-preventing-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
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Xi Chen, Tianlun Huang, Xuan Cao, Gaosi Xu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently after cardiac surgery and has been associated with increased hospital length of stay, mortality, and costs. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of pharmacologic strategies for preventing AKI after cardiac surgery. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) up to 6 May 2017 and the reference lists of relevant articles about trials...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818840/hcn4-ion-channel-function-is-required-for-early-events-that-regulate-anatomical-left-right-patterning-in-a-nodal-and-lefty-asymmetric-gene-expression-independent-manner
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Vaibhav P Pai, Valerie Willocq, Emily J Pitcairn, Joan M Lemire, Jean-François Paré, Nian-Qing Shi, Kelly A McLaughlin, Michael Levin
Laterality is a basic characteristic of all life forms, from single cell organisms to complex plants and animals. For many metazoans, consistent left-right asymmetric patterning is essential for the correct anatomy of internal organs, such as the heart, gut, and brain; disruption of left-right asymmetry patterning leads to an important class of birth defects in human patients. Laterality functions across multiple scales, where early embryonic, subcellular and chiral cytoskeletal events are coupled with asymmetric amplification mechanisms and gene regulatory networks leading to asymmetric physical forces that ultimately result in distinct left and right anatomical organ patterning...
August 17, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814463/neurobiological-correlates-of-state-dependent-context-fear
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Mariah A A Meyer, Kevin A Corcoran, Helen J Chen, Sonia Gallego, Guanguan Li, Veda V Tiruveedhula, James M Cook, Jelena Radulovic
Retrieval of fear memories can be state-dependent, meaning that they are best retrieved if the brain states at encoding and retrieval are similar. Such states can be induced by activating extrasynaptic γ-aminobutyric acid type A receptors (GABAAR) with the broad α-subunit activator gaboxadol. However, the circuit mechanisms and specific subunits underlying gaboxadol's effects are not well understood. Here we show that gaboxadol induces profound changes of local and network oscillatory activity, indicative of discoordinated hippocampal-cortical activity, that were accompanied by robust and long-lasting state-dependent conditioned fear...
September 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812302/management-of-sleep-wake-disturbances-comorbid-with-cancer
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Ann M Berger, Ellyn E Matthews, Ashley M Kenkel
It is critical that clinicians and healthcare systems adopt routine screening and affordable interventions to reduce chronic insomnia and improve the quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. We provide expert clinical advice on how to manage sleep-wake disturbances that occur comorbidly with cancer. Our discussion focuses on the etiology, screening, and assessment of sleep-wake disturbances, and on both nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions to manage sleep disturbances, insomnia, and sleep-related breathing disorders...
August 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812273/a-precision-medicine-approach-to-oxytocin%C3%A2-trials
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Elissar Andari, Rene Hurlemann, Larry J Young
In this chapter, we introduce a new area of social pharmacology that encompasses the study of the role of neuromodulators in modulating a wide range of social behaviors and brain function, with the interplay of genetic and epigenetic factors. There are increasing evidences for the role of the neuropeptide oxytocin in modulating a wide range of social behaviors, in reducing anxiety, and in impacting the social brain network. Oxytocin also promotes social functions in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism and reduces anxiety and fear in anxiety disorders...
August 16, 2017: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807887/an-integrative-system-biology-approach-to-unravel-potential-drug-candidates-for-multiple-age-related-disorders
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Isha Srivastava, Pooja Khurana, Mohini Yadav, Yasha Hasija
Aging, though an inevitable part of life, is becoming a worldwide social and economic problem. Healthy aging is usually marked by low probability of age related disorders. Good therapeutic approaches are still in need to cure age related disorders. Occurrence of more than one ARD in an individual, expresses the need of discovery of such target proteins, which can affect multiple ARDs. Advanced scientific and medical research technologies throughout last three decades have arrived to the point where lots of key molecular determinants affect human disorders can be examined thoroughly...
August 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801423/comparative-efficacy-and-acceptability-of-antidepressants-psychological-interventions-and-their-combination-for-depressive-disorder-in-children-and-adolescents-protocol-for-a-network-meta-analysis
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Xinyu Zhou, Andrea Cipriani, Yuqing Zhang, Pim Cuijpers, Sarah E Hetrick, John R Weisz, Juncai Pu, Cinzia Del Giovane, Toshiaki A Furukawa, Jürgen Barth, David Coghill, Stefan Leucht, Lining Yang, Arun V Ravindran, Peng Xie
INTRODUCTION: Depressive disorder is common in children and adolescents, with important consequences and serious impairments in terms of personal and social functioning. While both pharmacological and psychological interventions have been shown to be effective, there is still uncertainty about the balance between these and what treatment strategy should be preferred in clinical practice. Therefore, we aim to compare and rank in a network meta-analysis (NMA) the commonly used psychological, pharmacological and combined interventions for depressive disorder in children and adolescents...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791789/acute-calming-effects-of-alcohol-are-associated-with-disruption-of-the-salience-network
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Stephanie M Gorka, K Luan Phan, Emma Childs
The mood-altering properties of alcohol are a key motivation for drinking, and people commonly report that they drink alcohol to alleviate stress or to relax. To date, the neural processes associated with the self-reported calming effects of alcohol are not well understood. Existing data imply that alcohol may target and disrupt activity within anterior insula (aINS) and amygdala-based neural networks, which are regions implicated in threat detection and anxious responding. The aims of the current study were (1) to examine the acute effect of alcohol upon functional connectivity within aINS and amygdala circuits and (2) to assess relationships between alcohol effects on functional connectivity and self-reported subjective mood...
August 9, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791364/identification-of-the-active-compounds-and-significant-pathways-of-yinchenhao-decoction-based-on-network-pharmacology
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Jihan Huang, Fan Cheung, Hor-Yue Tan, Ming Hong, Ning Wang, Juan Yang, Yibin Feng, Qingshan Zheng
Yinchenhao decoction (YCHD) is a traditional Chinese medicine formulation, which has been widely used for the treatment of jaundice for 2,000 years. Currently, YCHD is used to treat various liver disorders and metabolic diseases, however its chemical/pharmacologic profiles remain to be elucidated. The present study identified the active compounds and significant pathways of YCHD based on network pharmacology. All of the chemical ingredients of YCHD were retrieved from the Traditional Chinese Medicine Systems Pharmacology database...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791333/combining-theory-model-and-experiment-to-explain-how-intrinsic-theta-rhythms-are-generated-in-an-in-vitro-whole-hippocampus-preparation-without-oscillatory-inputs
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Katie A Ferguson, Alexandra P Chatzikalymniou, Frances K Skinner
Scientists have observed local field potential theta rhythms (3-12 Hz) in the hippocampus for decades, but understanding the mechanisms underlying their generation is complicated by their diversity in pharmacological and frequency profiles. In addition, interactions with other brain structures and oscillatory drives to the hippocampus during distinct brain states has made it difficult to identify hippocampus-specific properties directly involved in theta generation. To overcome this, we develop cellular-based network models using a whole hippocampus in vitro preparation that spontaneously generates theta rhythms...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781107/epileptogenesis-meets-occam-s-razor
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Robert S Sloviter
Pharmacological treatment to prevent brain injury-induced temporal lobe epileptogenesis has been generally unsuccessful, raising the issues of exactly when the conversion process to an epileptic brain state occurs and reaches completion, and which cellular or network processes might be the most promising therapeutic targets. The time course of epileptogenesis is a central issue, with recent results suggesting that injury-induced epileptogenesis can be a much more rapid process than previously thought, and may be inconsistent with a delayed epileptogenic mechanism...
August 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778066/inhibition-of-lsd1-epigenetically-attenuates-oral-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
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Saqer F Alsaqer, Mustafa M Tashkandi, Vinay K Kartha, Ya-Ting Yang, Yazeed Alkheriji, Andrew Salama, Xaralabos Varelas, Maria Kukuruzinska, Stefano Monti, Manish V Bais
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a nuclear histone demethylase and a member of the amine oxidase (AO) family. LSD1 is a flavin-containing AO that specifically catalyzes the demethylation of mono- and di-methylated histone H3 lysine 4 through an FAD-dependent oxidative reaction. LSD1 is inappropriately upregulated in lung, liver, brain and esophageal cancers, where it promotes cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis. However, unlike other lysine-specific demethylases, the role and specific targets of LSD1 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) pathogenesis remain unknown...
July 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777728/rat-prefrontal-cortex-inactivations-during-decision-making-are-explained-by-bistable-attractor-dynamics
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Alex T Piet, Jeffrey C Erlich, Charles D Kopec, Carlos D Brody
Two-node attractor networks are flexible models for neural activity during decision making. Depending on the network configuration, these networks can model distinct aspects of decisions including evidence integration, evidence categorization, and decision memory. Here, we use attractor networks to model recent causal perturbations of the frontal orienting fields (FOF) in rat cortex during a perceptual decision-making task (Erlich, Brunton, Duan, Hanks, & Brody, 2015). We focus on a striking feature of the perturbation results...
August 4, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771965/contribution-of-the-cytoskeleton-to-mechanosensitivity-reported-by-dinoflagellate-bioluminescence
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J C Stires, M I Latz
The cytoskeleton is crucial to cell mechanics and sensing the extracellular physical environment. The objective of this study was to examine the role of the cortical cytoskeleton in mechanosensitivity in a unicellular protist, the marine dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedra, using its intrinsic bioluminescence as a rapid reporter of mechanotransduction. Pharmacological treatments resolved effects due to immediate cytoskeleton disruption from those due to cytoskeletal remodeling during the light to dark phase transition...
August 3, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771010/systems-pharmacology-dissection-of-multi-scale-mechanisms-of-action-for-herbal-medicines-in-treating-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Jinghui Wang, Yan Li, Yinfeng Yang, Jian Du, Miaoqing Zhao, Feng Lin, Shuwei Zhang, Bin Wang
As a chronic inflammatory and angiogenic disease with increased morbidity and mortality, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is characterized by the proliferation of synovial tissue and the accumulation of excessive mononuclear infiltration, which always results in the joint deformity, disability, and eventually the destruction of the bone and cartilage. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with rich history of proper effectiveness in treating the inflammatory joint disease containing RA, has long combated such illness from, actually, an integrative and holistic point of view...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768741/theta-frequency-selectivity-in-the-somatic-spike-triggered-average-of-rat-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons-is-dependent-on-hcn-channels
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Anindita Das, Rishikesh Narayanan
The ability to distill specific frequencies from complex spatiotemporal patterns of afferent inputs is a pivotal functional requirement for neurons residing in networks receiving frequency-multiplexed inputs. Although the expression of theta-frequency subthreshold resonance is established in hippocampal pyramidal neurons, it is not known if their spike initiation dynamics manifest spectral selectivity or if their intrinsic properties are tuned to process gamma-frequency inputs. Here, we measured the spike-triggered average (STA) of rat hippocampal pyramidal neurons through electrophysiological recordings and quantified spectral selectivity in their spike initiation dynamics and their coincidence detection window (CDW)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768156/the-syk-kinases-orchestrate-cerebellar-granule-cell-tangential-migration
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Aurélien Benon, Choua Ya, Laurent Martin, Chantal Watrin, Naura Chounlamountri, Iness Jaaoini, Jérôme Honnorat, Véronique Pellier-Monnin, Nelly Noraz
The tyrosine kinases of the Syk family are essential components of the well-characterized immunoreceptor ITAM-based signaling pathway. However, ITAM-based signaling typically does not function in isolation. Instead, it is enmeshed in the molecular network controlling cellular adhesion and chemotaxis. Consistent with the increasing number of data involving ITAM-bearing molecules in neuronal functions, we previously depicted a role for Syk kinases in the establishment of neuronal connectivity. In the developing cerebellum, we found that Syk is essentially expressed in the granule cells (GC) and more importantly, phosphorylated on tyrosine residues representative of an active form of the kinase in tangentially migrating GC...
July 30, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767232/rna-polymerase-tags-to-monitor-multidimensional-protein-protein-interactions-reveal-pharmacological-engagement-of-bcl-2-proteins
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Jinyue Pu, Jeffrey A Dewey, Abbas Hadji, James L LaBelle, Bryan C Dickinson
We report the development of a new technology for monitoring multidimensional protein-protein interactions (PPIs) inside live mammalian cells using split RNA polymerase (RNAP) tags. In this new system, a protein-of-interest is tagged with an N-terminal split RNAP (RNAPN), and multiple potential binding partners are each fused to orthogonal C-terminal RNAPs (RNAPC). Assembly of RNAPN with each RNAPC is highly dependent on interactions between the tagged proteins. Each PPI-mediated RNAPN-RNAPC assembly transcribes from a separate promoter on a supplied DNA substrate, thereby generating a unique RNA output signal for each PPI...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765558/cardiac-spheroids-as-promising-in-vitro-models-to-study-the-human-heart-microenvironment
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Liudmila Polonchuk, Mamta Chabria, Laura Badi, Jean-Christophe Hoflack, Gemma Figtree, Michael J Davies, Carmine Gentile
Three-dimensional in vitro cell systems are a promising alternative to animals to study cardiac biology and disease. We have generated three-dimensional in vitro models of the human heart ("cardiac spheroids", CSs) by co-culturing human primary or iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, endothelial cells and fibroblasts at ratios approximating those present in vivo. The cellular organisation, extracellular matrix and microvascular network mimic human heart tissue. These spheroids have been employed to investigate the dose-limiting cardiotoxicity of the common anti-cancer drug doxorubicin...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761052/uchl1-hif-1-axis-mediated-antioxidant-property-of-cancer-cells-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-radiosensitization
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Ryota Nakashima, Yoko Goto, Sho Koyasu, Minoru Kobayashi, Akiyo Morinibu, Michio Yoshimura, Masahiro Hiraoka, Ester M Hammond, Hiroshi Harada
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) has been recognized as an important mediator of the reprogramming of carbohydrate metabolic pathways from oxidative phosphorylation to accelerated glycolysis. Although this reprogramming has been associated with the antioxidant and radioresistant properties of cancer cells, gene networks triggering the HIF-1-mediated reprogramming and molecular mechanisms linking the reprogramming with radioresistance remain to be determined. Here, we show that Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L1 (UCHL1), which we previously identified as a novel HIF-1 activator, increased the radioresistance of cancer cells by producing an antioxidant, reduced glutathione (GSH), through HIF-1-mediated metabolic reprogramming...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
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