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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633959/characterization-of-the-superior-olivary-complex-of-canis-lupus-domesticus
#1
Tatiana Fech, Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, Randy J Kulesza
The superior olivary complex (SOC) is a collection of brainstem auditory nuclei which play essential roles in the localization of sound sources, temporal coding of vocalizations and descending modulation of the cochlea. Notwithstanding, the SOC nuclei vary considerably between species in accordance with the auditory needs of the animal. The canine SOC was subjected to anatomical and physiological examination nearly 50 years ago and was then virtually forgotten. Herein, we aimed to characterize the nuclei of the canine SOC using quantitative morphometrics, estimation of neuronal number, histochemistry for perineuronal nets and immunofluorescence for the calcium binding proteins calbindin and calretinin...
June 15, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627088/astrogliosis-and-impaired-aquaporin-4-and-dystrophin-systems-in-idiopathic-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus
#2
Per Kristian Eide, Hans-Arne Hansson
AIMS: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) is one subtype of dementia that may improve following drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This prospective observational study explored whether expression of the water channel aquaporin-4 (AQP4) and the anchoring molecule dystrophin 71 (Dp71) are altered at astrocytic perivascular endfeet and in adjacent neuropil of iNPH patient. Observations were related to measurements of pulsatile and static intracranial pressure (ICP). METHODS: The study included iNPH patients undergoing overnight monitoring of the pulsatile/static ICP, in whom a biopsy was taken from the frontal cerebral cortex during placement of the ICP sensor...
June 19, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621470/the-pou-homeodomain-transcription-factor-poum2-and-broad-complex-isoform-2-transcription-factor-induced-by-20-hydroxyecdysone-collaboratively-regulate-vitellogenin-gene-expression-and-egg-formation-in-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori
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Y Lin, H Liu, C Yang, J Gu, G Shen, H Zhang, E Chen, C Han, Y Zhang, Y Xu, J Wu, Q Xia
Vitellogenin (Vg) is a source of nutrition for embryo development. Our previous study showed that the silkworm (Bombyx mori) transcription factor broad complex isoform 2 (BmBrC-Z2) regulates gene expression of the Vg gene (BmVg) by induction with 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E). However, the mechanism by which 20E regulates BmVg expression was not clarified. In this study, cell transfection experiments showed that the BmVg promoter containing the POU homeodomain transcription factor POUM2 (POUM2) and BrC-Z2 cis-response elements (CREs) showed a more significant response to 20E than that harbouring only the BrC-Z2 or POUM2 CRE...
June 16, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611445/insulin-like-growth-factor-i-and-its-binding-protein-3-are-regulators-of-lactation-and-maternal-responsiveness
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András H Lékó, Melinda Cservenák, Éva Rebeka Szabó, János Hanics, Alán Alpár, Árpád Dobolyi
Adaptation to motherhood includes maternal behaviour and lactation during the postpartum period. The major organizing centres of maternal behaviour and lactation are located in the hypothalamic medial preoptic area (MPOA) and the arcuate nucleus, respectively. Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is an effector of the growth hormone axis; however, its function in the brain is largely unexplored. We identified increased maternal IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) expression in preoptic rat microarray data and confirmed it by RT-PCR...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598694/kiwifruit-ameliorates-gentamicin-induced-histological-and-histochemical-alterations-in-the-kidney-of-albino-mice
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Y I Mahmoud, S Farag
Gentamicin is an antibiotic used worldwide for treating Gram-negative bacterial infections. Gentamicin causes nephrotoxicity in up to 25% of therapeutic cases owing to increased production of free radicals. Kiwifruit are nutrient-dense fruits that have proven effective for ameliorating many pathological conditions caused by oxidative stress. We investigated the possible prophylactic and therapeutic effects of kiwifruit on the changes in renal histology and histochemistry caused by gentamicin. Intramuscular injection of mice with gentamicin for 10 consecutive days was nephrotoxic as indicated by epithelial vacuolization, glomerular atrophy and tubular necrosis...
June 9, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598580/neuroanatomy-of-the-pig-cardiac-ventricles-a-stereomicroscopic-confocal-and-electron-microscope-study
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Neringa Pauziene, Kristina Rysevaite-Kyguoliene, Paulius Alaburda, Audrys G Pauza, Monika Skukauskaite, Aiste Masaityte, Goda Laucaityte, Inga Saburkina, Hermanas Inokaitis, Jurgita Plisiene, Dainius H Pauza
Although the pig is a model for heart disease, the neuroanatomy of cardiac ventricles (CV) in this species remains undetailed. We aimed to define the innervation pattern of pig CV, combining histochemistry for acetylcholinesterase, immunofluorescent labeling and electron microscopy. Forty nine examined pig hearts show that the major nerves supplying the ventral side of CV descend from the venous part of the heart hilum. Fewer in number and smaller in size, epicardial nerves supply the dorsal half of the CV...
June 9, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598552/acrolein-scavenger-hydralazine-prevents-streptozotocin-induced-painful-diabetic-neuropathy-and-spinal-neuroinflammation-in-rats
#7
Lu Yao, Yun-Tao Wu, Guo-Xiang Tian, Chang-Quan Xia, Feng Zhang, Wei Zhang
Diabetes-induced neuropathic pain (DNP) substantially influences people's life qualities. Hyperglycemia-induced excess free radicals have been considered as the most critical mechanisms underlying DNP. As an unsaturated aldehyde and a reactive product of lipid peroxidation, acrolein plays critical roles in diabetic nephropathy and inflammatory pain. We sought to determine whether acrolein is involved in DNP in the present study. Diabetes was induced by a single intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of 60 mg/kg streptozotocin (STZ)...
June 9, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587628/osteoclast-profile-of-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-secondary-to-bisphosphonate-therapy-a-comparison-with-osteoradionecrosis-and-osteomyelitis
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Christian Gross, Manuel Weber, Kay Creutzburg, Patrick Möbius, Raimund Preidl, Kerstin Amann, Falk Wehrhan
BACKGROUND: The medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw secondary to bisphosphonate therapy [MRONJ (BP)] is characterized by non-healing exposed bone in the maxillofacial region. The pathogenesis of MRONJ (BP) is not fully understood. Giant, hypernucleated, inactive osteoclasts were found in MRONJ (BP) tissues, which indicated that accelerated cell-cell fusion might play a role. Dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein (DC-STAMP) is associated with the cell-cell fusion of osteoclasts and precursor cells...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585749/glycan-profiling-using-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissues-hippeastrum-hybrid-lectin-is-a-sensitive-biomarker-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix
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Akiko Tozawa-Ono, Manabu Kubota, Chika Honma, Yuko Nakagawa, Noriyuki Yokomichi, Norihito Yoshioka, Chiharu Tsuda, Tatsuru Ohara, Hirotaka Koizumi, Nao Suzuki
AIM: Glycosylation of proteins is altered in cancer cells and distinctive glycan structures are associated with specific cancers, but little is known about the complete glycan profile of particular tumors. In this study, glycomic analysis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the uterine cervix was performed to search for useful markers. METHODS: A lectin microarray containing 45 lectins with different binding preferences that covered N- and O-linked glycans was coupled with evanescent field-activated fluorescent detection for glycomic analysis of SCC and normal squamous epithelium (NSE) of the cervix...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583294/hataedock-treatment-has-preventive-therapeutic-effects-for-atopic-dermatitis-through-skin-barrier-protection-in-dermatophagoides-farinae-induced-nc-nga-mice
#10
Ho-Yeol Cha, Sang-Hyun Ahn, Jin-Hong Cheon, Sun-Young Park, Kibong Kim
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Hataedock treatment is traditionally used for the purpose of preventing the future skin disease by feeding herbal extracts to the newborn in traditional Chinese and Korean medicine. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigated the preventive therapeutic effects of Hataedock (HTD) treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD) through skin barrier protection in Dermatophagoides farinae-induced NC/Nga mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To the HTD treatment group, the extract of Coptis japonica Makino and Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fischer, which analyzed with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)-fingerprint for quality consistency, was administered orally to the 3-week-old mice before inducing AD...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582770/the-protective-effect-of-epimedii-folium-and-curculiginis-rhizoma-on-alzheimer-s-disease-by-the-inhibitions-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mapk-pathway-and-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Zhou Lan, Guangjing Xie, Meng Wei, Ping Wang, Lvyi Chen
The purpose of the current study was to explore the effects of the water extracts of Epimedii Folium and Curculiginis Rhizoma (EX) on Aβ-induced Alzheimer's disease. Aβ1-42 was stereotaxically injected bilaterally into the dorsal hippocampus, and then the rats were orally received EX at the doses of 2 g/kg and 6 g/kg for 30 days. Behavior was monitored through Morris water maze test. The neuroprotective effect of EX were examined with methods of histochemistry and biochemistry. EX reduced the contents of pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in hippocampus and cortex...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561533/emergence-of-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-negative-hodgkin-lymphoma-during-ibrutinib-treatment-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Siobhan Glavey, John Quinn, Mary McCloy, Jeremy Sargent, Yvonne McCartney, Mark Catherwood, Teresa Marafioti, Mary Leader, Philip Murphy, Patrick Thornton
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) is a chronic B cell lympho-proliferative disorder in which lymphomatous transformations occur in 5-15% of patients. Histologically these cases resemble diffuse large B cell lymphoma, or Richter's transformation, in over 80% of cases. Rare cases of transformation to Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) have been reported in the literature with an estimated prevalence of 0.4%. We report a case of a 67 year-old female with CLL treated with the novel Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) inhibitor, ibrutinib, who subsequently presented with intractable fevers...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558193/influence-of-size-and-shape-on-the-anatomical-distribution-of-endotoxin-free-gold-nanoparticles
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Laura Talamini, Martina B Violatto, Qi Cai, Marco P Monopoli, Karsten Kantner, Željka Krpetić, André Perez-Potti, Jennifer Cookman, David Garry, Camila P Silveira, Luca Boselli, Beatriz Pelaz, Tommaso Serchi, Sébastien Cambier, Arno C Gutleb, Neus Feliu, Yan Yan, Mario Salmona, Wolfgang J Parak, Kenneth A Dawson, Paolo Bigini
The transport and the delivery of drugs through nanocarriers is a great challenge of pharmacology. Since the production of liposomes to reduce the toxicity of doxorubicin in patients, a plethora of nanomaterials have been produced and characterized. Although it is widely known that elementary properties of nanomaterials influence their in vivo kinetics, such interaction is often poorly investigated in many preclinical studies. The present study aims to evaluate the actual effect of size and shape on the biodistribution of a set of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) after intravenous administration in mice...
June 6, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553782/coenzyme-q10-protects-skeletal-muscle-from-ischemia-reperfusion-through-the-nf-kappa-b-pathway
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Mandana Beigi Boroujeni, Zahra Khanipour Khayat, Khatereh Anbari, Ali Niapour, Mohammadreza Gholami, Anneh Mohammad Gharravi
OBJECTIVE: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of CoQ10 on the inhibition of nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) activation during ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) of skeletal muscle. METHODS: For ischemia induction, the animals were anesthetized and the external iliac vessels blocked for three hours. CoQ10 or vehicle was given intraperitoneally during ischemia, just before reperfusion. Four groups received 3,7,14 and 28 days' reperfusion, respectively, after the intraperitoneal injection of CoQ10 and four corresponding groups received vehicle only...
July 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548226/multimodal-connectivity-based-parcellation-reveals-a-shell-core-dichotomy-of-the-human-nucleus-accumbens
#15
Xiaoluan Xia, Lingzhong Fan, Chen Cheng, Simon B Eickhoff, Junjie Chen, Haifang Li, Tianzi Jiang
The subdifferentiation of the nucleus accumbens (NAc) has been extensively studied using neuroanatomy and histochemistry, yielding a well-accepted dichotomic shell/core architecture that reflects dissociable roles, such as in reward and aversion, respectively. However, in vivo parcellation of these structures in humans has been rare, potentially impairing future research into the structural and functional characteristics and alterations of putative NAc subregions. Here, we used three complementary parcellation schemes based on tractography, task-independent functional connectivity, and task-dependent co-activation to investigate the regional differentiation within the NAc...
May 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543020/morphological-and-functional-aspects-of-the-epidermis-of-the-sea-lamprey-petromyzon-marinus-throughout-development
#16
R Rodríguez-Alonso, M Megías, M A Pombal, P Molist
The development of the epidermis of sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus along the whole life cycle was studied using conventional staining techniques and lectin histochemistry. The epidermis undergoes variations in morphology and thickness throughout development. The simple cuboidal epithelium found in the epidermis of prolarvae becomes stratified cubic in the adult by increasing the number of cell layers. The cuticle thickness undergoes a steady increase during the larval period. There are changes in the glycoconjugate composition of the three main cell types of the P...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530470/cd73-controls-extracellular-adenosine-generation-in-the-trigeminal-nociceptive-nerves
#17
X Liu, L Ma, S Zhang, Y Ren, R T Dirksen
Purinergic signaling is involved in pain generation and modulation in the nociceptive sensory nervous system. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) induces pain via activation of ionotropic P2X receptors while adenosine mediates analgesia via activation of metabotropic P1 receptors. These purinergic signaling are determined by ecto-nucleotidases that control ATP degradation and adenosine generation. Using enzymatic histochemistry, we detected ecto-AMPase activity in dental pulp, trigeminal ganglia (TG) neurons, and their nerve fibers...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523794/mineralocorticoid-receptor-associates-with-pro-inflammatory-bias-in-hippocampus-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#18
María Elvira Brocca, Luciana Pietranera, Maria Meyer, Analia Lima, Paulina Roig, E Ronald de Kloet, Alejandro F De Nicola
Damage observed in the hippocampus of the adult spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) resembles the neuropathology of mineralocorticoid-induced hypertension, supporting a similar endocrine dysfunction in both entities. In this study we have tested the hypothesis that increased expression of the hippocampal mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in SHR animals is associated with a prevalent expression of pro-inflammatory over anti-inflammatory factors. For this purpose we measured in hippocampus mRNA expression and immunoreactivity of the MR and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) using qPCR and histochemistry...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521819/linking-hypoxia-dna-damage-and-proliferation-in-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
#19
Stephen Riffle, Ram Naresh Pandey, Morgan Albert, Rashmi S Hegde
BACKGROUND: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids are frequently used to mimic the regionalization of proliferation and the hypoxic environment within avascular tumors. Here we exploit these features to study the activation of DNA damage repair pathways and their correlation to developing hypoxia. METHODS: Activation of DNA damage repair markers, proliferation, cell death, glycogen accumulation and developing hypoxia were investigated using immunofluorescence, immuno-histochemistry, EdU incorporation, Western blots, COMET assays, and pharmacological agents in A673 Ewing sarcoma spheroids and monolayer cultures...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521807/case-report-a-novel-frameshift-mutation-in-the-mitochondrial-cytochrome-c-oxidase-ii-gene-causing-mitochondrial-disorder
#20
Laura Kytövuori, Mikko Kärppä, Hannu Tuominen, Johanna Uusimaa, Markku Saari, Reetta Hinttala, Kari Majamaa
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase 2, MT-CO2, encodes one of the three subunits, which form the catalytic core of cytochrome c oxidase (COX), complex IV. Mutations in MT-CO2 are rare and the associated phenotypes are variable including nonsyndromic and syndromic forms of mitochondrial diseases. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 30-year-old man with cognitive decline, epilepsy, psychosis, exercise intolerance, sensorineural hearing impairment, retinitis pigmentosa, cataract and lactic acidosis...
May 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
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