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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444701/is-electrolyte-transfer-across-the-urothelium-important-ici-rs-2015
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REVIEW
Karen D McCloskey, Bahareh Vahabi, Christopher H Fry
AIMS: This article summarizes discussion at the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society (ICI-RS) 2015 meeting of urine modification in the urinary tract by the urothelium. It considers the literature and proposes pertinent questions that need to be addressed to understand this phenomenon within a physiological context. METHODS: Following the ICI-RS meeting, publications in PubMed relating to urine modification in the renal pelvis, ureter, and bladder were reviewed...
April 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433658/molecular-cloning-of-esr2-and-gene-expression-analysis-of-esr1-and-esr2-in-the-pituitary-gland-of-the-chinese-alligator-alligator-sinensis-during-female-reproductive-cycle
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Ruidong Zhang, Yanan Yin, Long Sun, Peng Yan, Yongkang Zhou, Rong Wu, Xiaobing Wu
Estrogens play critical roles in reproductive physiology via estrogen receptors (ESRs) in vertebrates, including reptiles. Chinese alligator (Alligator sinensis) is an endemic and endangered reptile species in China. In the present study, we cloned ESR2 gene from the ovary using rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE), investigated the spatial expression of ESRs in various tissues and temporal expression of ESRs in the pituitary glands during the reproductive cycle in Chinese alligators by quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR)...
April 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432393/more-functions-of-torpor-and-their-roles-in-a-changing-world
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Julia Nowack, Clare Stawski, Fritz Geiser
Increased winter survival by reducing energy expenditure in adult animals is often viewed as the primary function of torpor. However, torpor has many other functions that ultimately increase the survival of heterothermic mammals and birds. In this review, we summarize new findings revealing that animals use torpor to cope with the conditions during and after natural disasters, including fires, storms, and heat waves. Furthermore, we suggest that torpor, which also prolongs longevity and was likely crucial for survival of mammals during the time of the dinosaur extinctions, will be advantageous in a changing world...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428805/edible-dormice-glis-glis-avoid-areas-with-a-high-density-of-their-preferred-food-plant-the-european-beech
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Jessica S Cornils, Franz Hoelzl, Birgit Rotter, Claudia Bieber, Thomas Ruf
BACKGROUND: Numerous species, especially among rodents, are strongly affected by the availability of pulsed resources. The intermittent production of large seed crops in northern hemisphere tree species (e.g., beech Fagus spec.,oak Quercus spec., pine trees Pinus spec.) are prime examples of these resource pulses. Adult edible dormice are highly dependent on high energy seeds to maximize their reproductive output. For juvenile dormice the energy rich food is important to grow and fatten in a very short time period prior to hibernation...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424669/inferring-microbial-interactions-in-the-gut-of-the-hong-kong-whipping-frog-polypedates-megacephalus-and-a-validation-using-probiotics
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Francis Cheng-Hsuan Weng, Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Chieh-Yin Weng, Yi-Ju Yang, Daryi Wang
The concerted activity of intestinal microbes is crucial to the health and development of their host organisms. Investigation of microbial interactions in the gut should deepen our understanding of how these micro-ecosystems function. Due to advances in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies, various bioinformatic strategies have been proposed to investigate these microbial interactions. However, due to the complexity of the intestinal microbial community and difficulties in monitoring their interactions, at present there is a gap between the theory and biological application...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421435/seasonal-changes-in-proteolytic-activity-of-calpains-in-striated-muscles-of-long-tailed-ground-squirrel-spermophilus-undulatus
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S S Popova, I M Vikhlyantsev, N M Zakharova, Z A Podlubnaya, E E Fesenko
Seasonal changes in proteolytic activity and content of calpains in striated muscles of the longtailed ground squirrel Spermophilus undulatus were studied by casein zymography and Western blotting analysis. The results testify to hyperactivation of calpain proteases in the skeletal muscles of awakened animals during the "winter" activity. The observed changes are discussed in the context of adaptation of skeletal muscles of long-tailed ground squirrels to hibernation.
January 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421378/transcriptome-based-identification-of-the-desiccation-response-genes-in-marine-red-algae-pyropia-tenera-rhodophyta-and-enhancement-of-abiotic-stress-tolerance-by-ptdrg2-in-chlamydomonas
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Sungoh Im, Ha-Nul Lee, Hyun Shin Jung, Sunghwan Yang, Eun-Jeong Park, Mi Sook Hwang, Won-Joong Jeong, Dong-Woog Choi
Pyropia tenera (Kjellman) are marine red algae that grow in the intertidal zone and lose more than 90% of water during hibernal low tides every day. In order to identify the desiccation response gene (DRG) in P. tenera, we generated 1,444,210 transcriptome sequences using the 454-FLX platform from the gametophyte under control and desiccation conditions. De novo assembly of the transcriptome reads generated 13,170 contigs, covering about 12 Mbp. We selected 1160 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in response to desiccation stress based on reads per kilobase per million reads (RPKM) expression values...
April 18, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417150/torpor-patterns-in-common-hamsters-with-and-without-access-to-food-stores
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Carina Siutz, Eva Millesi
Hibernating species significantly reduce energy expenditure during winter by entering torpor. Nevertheless, the various benefits of hibernation might be counteracted by negative effects of torpor such as immune depression, oxidative stress, or neuronal impairment. Considering these trade-offs, adequate energy reserves could allow animals to reduce the time spent in torpor or the extent of metabolic depression. Common hamsters use food stores during hibernation and previously documented high individual variations in body temperature patterns during winter could, therefore, be related to differences in external energy reserves...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417098/avoiding-apoptosis-during-mammalian-hibernation
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COMMENT
Samantha M Logan, Kenneth B Storey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Temperature: Multidisciplinary Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402233/torpor-patterns-in-desert-hedgehogs-paraechinus-aethiopicus-represent-another-new-point-along-a-thermoregulatory-continuum
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Justin G Boyles, Nigel C Bennett, Osama B Mohammed, Abdulaziz N Alagaili
Documenting variation in thermoregulatory patterns across phylogenetically and geographically diverse taxa is key to understanding the evolution of endothermy and heterothermy in birds and mammals. We recorded body temperature (Tb) in free-ranging desert hedgehogs (Paraechinus aethiopicus) across three seasons in the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Modal Tb's (35°-36.5°C) were slightly below normal for mammals but still warmer than those of other hedgehogs. The single maximum Tb recorded was 39.2°C, which is cooler than maximum Tb's recorded in most desert mammals...
July 2017: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399297/two-new-species-of-sucking-lice-phthiraptera-anoplura-polyplacidae-from-endangered-hibernating-lemurs-primates-cheirogaleidae
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Lance A Durden, Marina B Blanco, Matthew H Seabolt
Lemurpediculus robbinsi sp. nov. is described from Crossley's dwarf lemur, Cheirogaleus crossleyi A. Grandidier, and Lemurpediculus claytoni sp. nov. is described from Sibree's dwarf lemur, Cheirogaleus sibreei Forsyth Major, from Madagascar. Both sexes of each new louse species are illustrated and distinguished from the two previously known species of Lemurpediculus: L. verruculosus (Ward) and L. petterorum Paulian. With the addition of two new species to the genus, an amended description of Lemurpediculus is provided...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397031/living-in-a-seasonal-world-15th-international-hibernation-symposium
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EDITORIAL
Frank van Breukelen, Jenifer Utz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391591/syrian-hamster-neuroplasticity-mechanisms-fail-as-temperature-declines-to-15%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-but-histaminergic-neuromodulation-persists
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Jock S Hamilton, Sat M Chau, Kevin J Malins, Giancarlo G Ibanez, John M Horowitz, Barbara A Horwitz
Previous research suggests that hippocampal neurons in mammalian hibernators shift their major function from memory formation at euthermic brain temperatures (T b = ~37 °C) to modulation of hibernation bout duration as T b decreases. This role of hippocampal neurons during torpor is based in part on in vivo studies showing that histamine (HA) infused into ground squirrel hippocampi lengthened torpor bouts by ~50%. However, it was unclear if HA acted directly on hippocampal neurons or on downstream brain regions via HA spillover into lateral ventricles...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389695/effects-of-low-temperature-on-breathing-pattern-and-ventilatory-responses-during-hibernation-in-the-golden-mantled-ground-squirrel
#14
Cheryl L Webb, William K Milsom
During entrance into hibernation in golden-mantled ground squirrels (Callospermophilus lateralis), ventilation decreases as metabolic rate and body temperature fall. Two patterns of respiration occur during deep hibernation. At 7 °C body temperature (T b ), a breathing pattern characterized by episodes of multiple breaths (20.6 ± 1.9 breaths/episode) separated by long apneas or nonventilatory periods (T nvp ) (mean = 11.1 ± 1.2 min) occurs, while at 4 °C T b , a pattern in which breaths are evenly distributed and separated by a relatively short T nvp (0...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381620/age-related-sex-differences-in-body-condition-and-telomere-dynamics-of-red-sided-garter-snakes
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Nicky Rollings, Emily J Uhrig, Randolph W Krohmer, Heather L Waye, Robert T Mason, Mats Olsson, Camilla M Whittington, Christopher R Friesen
Life-history strategies vary dramatically between the sexes, which may drive divergence in sex-specific senescence and mortality rates. Telomeres are tandem nucleotide repeats that protect the ends of chromosomes from erosion during cell division. Telomeres have been implicated in senescence and mortality because they tend to shorten with stress, growth and age. We investigated age-specific telomere length in female and male red-sided garter snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis We hypothesized that age-specific telomere length would differ between males and females given their divergent reproductive strategies...
April 12, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381533/the-brain-s-immune-system-hibernates-in-response-to-systemic-injury
#16
Huimahn Alex Choi
In a small cohort of prostatectomy patients, systemic inflammation influenced the brain's immune response and cognition.
April 5, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364393/lipid-emulsion-enhances-cardiac-performance-after-ischemia-reperfusion-in-isolated-hearts-from-summer-active-arctic-ground-squirrels
#17
Michele M Salzman, Qunli Cheng, Richard J Deklotz, Gurpreet K Dulai, Hunter F Douglas, Anna E Dikalova, Dorothee Weihrauch, Brian M Barnes, Matthias L Riess
Hibernating mammals, like the arctic ground squirrel (AGS), exhibit robust resistance to myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. Regulated preference for lipid over glucose to fuel metabolism may play an important role. We tested whether providing lipid in an emulsion protects hearts from summer-active AGS better than hearts from Brown Norway (BN) rats against normothermic IR injury. Langendorff-prepared AGS and BN rat hearts were perfused with Krebs solution containing 7.5 mM glucose with or without 1% Intralipid™...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356362/too-much-hibernation-isn-t-always-good-for-you
#18
Julia Nowack
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353177/embracing-heterothermic-diversity-non-stationary-waveform-analysis-of-temperature-variation-in-endotherms
#19
Danielle L Levesque, Allyson K Menzies, Manuelle Landry-Cuerrier, Guillaume Larocque, Murray M Humphries
Recent research is revealing incredible diversity in the thermoregulatory patterns of wild and captive endotherms. As a result of these findings, classic thermoregulatory categories of 'homeothermy', 'daily heterothermy', and 'hibernation' are becoming harder to delineate, impeding our understanding of the physiological and evolutionary significance of variation within and around these categories. However, we lack a generalized analytical approach for evaluating and comparing the complex and diversified nature of the full breadth of heterothermy expressed by individuals, populations, and species...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349198/benign-neonatal-deep-hypothermia-in-rodents-and-its-relations-to-hibernation
#20
Richard W Hill
The neonates of many rodent species survive deep hypothermia (T b = 0-8 °C). In key respects, this hypothermia is more akin to hibernation than was thought during much of the twentieth century, indicating that studies of neonatal hypothermia may usefully supplement studies of hibernation in understanding evolved tissue adaptations to near-freezing T b. To clarify evolutionary diversity in neonatal survival of deep hypothermia, neonates of six species or strains were subjected to a standardized procedure: exposure for 2...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
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