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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444615/polygenic-study-of-endurance-associated-genetic-markers-ace-i-d-actn3-arg-r-577ter-x-ckmm-a-g-ncoi-and-enos-glu-g-298asp-t-in-male-gorkha-soldiers
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Seema Malhotra, Kiran Preet, Arvind Tomar, Shweta Rawat, Sayar Singh, Inderjeet Singh, L Robert Varte, Tirthankar Chatterjee, M S Pal, Soma Sarkar
BACKGROUND: Gorkhas, a sub-mountainous population of the Himalayan region, are known for strength and bravery. In the present study when "Gorkha" is used without brackets, we are mentioning Gorkhas of Tibeto-Burman origin. Physical capability, strength and endurance are important components of fitness associated with genetic traits. The aim of this study was to examine the endurance potential of male Gorkha soldiers, based on endurance-related genetic markers ACE I/D, ACTN3 Arg (R)577Ter(X), CKMM A/G NcoI and eNOS Glu(G)298Asp(T)...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443120/dissecting-low-atmospheric-pressure-stress-transcriptome-responses-to-the-components-of-hypobaria-in-arabidopsis
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Mingqi Zhou, Jordan B Callaham, Matthew Reyes, Michael Stasiak, Alberto Riva, Agata K Zupanska, Mike A Dixon, Anna-Lisa Paul, Robert J Ferl
Controlled hypobaria presents biology with an environment that is never encountered in terrestrial ecology, yet the apparent components of hypobaria are stresses typical of terrestrial ecosystems. High altitude, for example, presents terrestrial hypobaria always with hypoxia as a component stress, since the relative partial pressure of O2 is constant in the atmosphere. Laboratory-controlled hypobaria, however, allows the dissection of pressure effects away from the effects typically associated with altitude, in particular hypoxia, as the partial pressure of O2 can be varied...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439458/the-genomic-sequence-of-exiguobacterium-chiriqhucha-str-n139-reveals-a-species-that-thrives-in-cold-waters-and-extreme-environmental-conditions
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Ana Gutiérrez-Preciado, Carlos Vargas-Chávez, Mariana Reyes-Prieto, Omar F Ordoñez, Diego Santos-García, Tania Rosas-Pérez, Jorge Valdivia-Anistro, Eria A Rebollar, Andrés Saralegui, Andrés Moya, Enrique Merino, María Eugenia Farías, Amparo Latorre, Valeria Souza
We report the genome sequence of Exiguobacterium chiriqhucha str. N139, isolated from a high-altitude Andean lake. Comparative genomic analyses of the Exiguobacterium genomes available suggest that our strain belongs to the same species as the previously reported E. pavilionensis str. RW-2 and Exiguobacterium str. GIC 31. We describe this species and propose the chiriqhucha name to group them. 'Chiri qhucha' in Quechua means 'cold lake', which is a common origin of these three cosmopolitan Exiguobacteria. The 2,952,588-bp E...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435983/-effect-of-high-altitude-hypoxia-on-fetal-development-during-pregnancy-and-the-reason-analysis
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Juan-Li Liu, Si-Qing Ma, Ta-Na Wuren
High altitude hypoxia is an important factor to affect fetal development during pregnancy. In the special environment, maternal physiological functions are regulated to maintain the maternal and fetal homeostasis, so that limited oxygen is to meet the needs of fetal growth and development. In this review, the literatures about the effects of hypoxic environment on fetal development during pregnancy in recent years were summarized, in which the fetal growth characteristics, maternal physiological regulation, genetic and placental influencing factors in high altitude areas were involved...
April 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433745/hypoxia-augments-lps-induced-inflammation-and-triggers-high-altitude-cerebral-edema-in-mice
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Yanzhao Zhou, Xin Huang, Tong Zhao, Meng Qiao, Xingnan Zhao, Ming Zhao, Lun Xu, Yongqi Zhao, Liying Wu, Kuiwu Wu, Ruoli Chen, Ming Fan, Lingling Zhu
High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a life-threatening illness that develops during the rapid ascent to high altitudes, but its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Growing evidence has implicated inflammation in the susceptibility to and development of brain edema. In the present study, we investigated the inflammatory response and its roles in HACE in mice following high altitude hypoxic injury. We report that acute hypobaric hypoxia induced a slight inflammatory response or brain edema within 24 h in mice...
April 19, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432307/arsenic-metabolism-in-high-altitude-modern-stromatolites-revealed-by-metagenomic-analysis
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Daniel Kurth, Ariel Amadio, Omar F Ordoñez, Virginia H Albarracín, Wolfgang Gärtner, María E Farías
Modern stromatolites thrive only in selected locations in the world. Socompa Lake, located in the Andean plateau at 3570 masl, is one of the numerous extreme Andean microbial ecosystems described over recent years. Extreme environmental conditions include hypersalinity, high UV incidence, and high arsenic content, among others. After Socompa's stromatolite microbial communities were analysed by metagenomic DNA sequencing, taxonomic classification showed dominance of Proteobacteria, Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes, and a remarkably high number of unclassified sequences...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430802/the-quality-changes-in-fresh-frozen-plasma-of-the-blood-donors-at-high-altitude
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Zongkui Wang, Hua Liu, Miaomiao Dou, Xi Du, Jijun Hu, Na Su, Ya Wang, Rong Zhang, Changqing Li
OBJECTIVE: According to the international guidelines, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is unanimously used to treat coagulation disorders. The quality of FFP is critical for the clinical transfusion. Till now, few studies have integratedly evaluated the differences of FFP from blood donors at between high altitude (HA) and low altitude (LA). Besides, there were no special quality standards for HA FFP in China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Up to 41 HA (Lhasa, 3700 m) and 46 LA (Chengdu, 500 m) blood donors were included in our study to estimate the differences of FFP from HA and LA blood donors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428559/habitat-variability-and-ethnic-diversity-in-northern-tibetan-plateau
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Xin Jia, Harry F Lee, Mengchun Cui, Chao Liu, Lin Zeng, Ricci P H Yue, Yang Zhao, Huayu Lu
There are 56 officially-recognized ethnic groups in China. However, the distinct geographic patterns of various ethnic groups in relation to the physical environment in China have rarely been investigated. Based on the geo-referenced physical environmental parameters of 455 Han, Tu, Hui, Salar, Mongolian, and Tibetan communities in Qinghai, we found that the communities could be statistically demarcated by temperature and aridity threshold according to their ethnicity, implying that the geographic distribution of each ethnic group is mediated by the physical environment...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427415/insecticide-resistance-patterns-in-uganda-and-the-effect-of-indoor-residual-spraying-with-bendiocarb-on-kdr-l1014s-frequencies-in-anopheles-gambiae-s-s
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Tarekegn A Abeku, Michelle E H Helinski, Matthew J Kirby, James Ssekitooleko, Chris Bass, Irene Kyomuhangi, Michael Okia, Godfrey Magumba, Sylvia R Meek
BACKGROUND: Resistance of malaria vectors to pyrethroid insecticides has been attributed to selection pressure from long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), and the use of chemicals in agriculture. The use of different classes of insecticides in combination or by rotation has been recommended for resistance management. The aim of this study was to understand the role of IRS with a carbamate insecticide in management of pyrethroid resistance. METHODS: Anopheles mosquitoes were collected from multiple sites in nine districts of Uganda (up to five sites per district)...
April 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427344/genome-wide-identification-of-genes-probably-relevant-to-the-adaptation-of-schizothoracins-teleostei-cypriniformes-to-the-uplift-of-the-qinghai-tibet-plateau
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Wei Chi, Xufa Ma, Jiangong Niu, Ming Zou
BACKGROUND: Molecular adaptation to the severe environments present during the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has attracted the attention of researchers. The divergence of the three specialization groups of schizothoracins (Primitive, Specialized and Highly Specialized) may correspond to the three phases of plateau uplift. Based on the transcripts of representative species of the three specialized groups and an outgroup, genes in schizothoracins that may have played important roles during the adaptation to new environments were investigated...
April 20, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420407/understanding-phlebotomus-perniciosus-abundance-in-south-east-spain-assessing-the-role-of-environmental-and-anthropic-factors
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José Risueño, Clara Muñoz, Pedro Pérez-Cutillas, Elena Goyena, Moisés Gonzálvez, María Ortuño, Luis Jesús Bernal, Juana Ortiz, Bulent Alten, Eduardo Berriatua
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniosis is associated with Phlebotomus sand fly vector density, but our knowledge of the environmental framework that regulates highly overdispersed vector abundance distributions is limited. We used a standardized sampling procedure in the bioclimatically diverse Murcia Region in Spain and multilevel regression models for count data to estimate P. perniciosus abundance in relation to environmental and anthropic factors. METHODS: Twenty-five dog and sheep premises were sampled for sand flies using adhesive and light-attraction traps, from late May to early October 2015...
April 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418725/medex-2015-heart-rate-variability-predicts-development-of-acute-mountain-sickness
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Angus Sutherland, Joseph Freer, Laura Evans, Alberto Dolci, Matteo Crotti, Jamie Hugo Macdonald
Sutherland, Angus, Joseph Freer, Laura Evans, Alberto Dolci, Matteo Crotti, and Jamie Hugo Macdonald. MEDEX 2015: Heart rate variability predicts development of acute mountain sickness. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017. AIMS: Acute mountain sickness (AMS) develops when the body fails to acclimatize to atmospheric changes at altitude. Preascent prediction of susceptibility to AMS would be a useful tool to prevent subsequent harm. Changes to peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2) on hypoxic exposure have previously been shown to be of poor predictive value...
April 18, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418708/long-trekking-experience-at-high-altitude-causes-testicular-volumetric-reduction-in-humans-evidence-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Vittore Verratti, Armando Tartaro, Stefano Falone, Maurizio Pellegrini, Fiore Pelliccione, Camillo Di Giulio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 18, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418073/evolved-changes-in-the-intracellular-distribution-and-physiology-of-muscle-mitochondria-in-high-altitude-native-deer-mice
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Sajeni Mahalingam, Grant B McClelland, Graham R Scott
High-altitude natives that have evolved to live in hypoxic environments provide a compelling system to understand how animals can overcome impairments in oxygen availability. We examined whether these include changes in mitochondrial physiology or intracellular distribution that contribute to hypoxia resistance in high-altitude deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). Mice from populations native to high- and low-altitudes were born and raised in captivity, and as adults were acclimated to normoxia or hypobaric hypoxia (equivalent to 4,300 m elevation)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417281/historical-record-of-anthropogenic-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-a-lake-sediment-from-the-southern-tibetan-plateau
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Ruiqiang Yang, Ruichen Zhou, Ting Xie, Chuanyong Jing
High-altitude lake sediments can be used as natural archives to reconstruct the history of pollutants. In this work, the temporal distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was determined in a sediment core collected from the southern Tibetan Plateau (TP), which was dated by using the (210)Pb dating method and validated with the (137)Cs fallout peak. The concentrations of the anthropogenic PAHs (Σ8PAH) in the sediment core ranged from 0.83 to 12 ng/g dw, and the fluxes of the Σ8PAH were in the range of 2...
April 17, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416001/assessing-environmental-factors-associated-with-regional-schistosomiasis-prevalence-in-anhui-province-peoples-republic-of-china-using-a-geographical-detector-method
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Yi Hu, Congcong Xia, Shizhu Li, Michael P Ward, Can Luo, Fenghua Gao, Qizhi Wang, Shiqing Zhang, Zhijie Zhang
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a water-borne disease caused by trematode worms belonging to genus Schistosoma, which is prevalent most of the developing world. Transmission of the disease is usually associated with multiple biological characteristics and social factors but also factors can play a role. Few studies have assessed the exact and interactive influence of each factor promoting schistosomiasis transmission. METHODS: We used a series of different detectors (i...
April 17, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415562/genome-wide-association-study-of-high-altitude-pulmonary-edema-in-a-han-chinese-population
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Xun Li, Tianbo Jin, Mingxia Zhang, Hua Yang, Xuewen Huang, Xiaobo Zhou, Wenchao Huang, Lipeng Qin, Longli Kang, Ming Fan, Suzhi Li
A two-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) was performed to identify and analyze genes and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) in a Han Chinese patient population. In the first stage, DNA samples from 68 patients with recurrent HAPE were scanned using Affymetrix SNP Array 6.0 Chips, and allele frequencies were compared to those of 84 HapMap CHB samples to identify candidate SNPs. In the second stage, the 77 identified candidate SNPs were examined in an independent cohort of samples from 199 HAPE patients and 304 controls...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414720/land-altitude-slope-and-coverage-as-risk-factors-for-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-prrs-outbreaks-in-the-united-states
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Andréia Gonçalves Arruda, Carles Vilalta, Andres Perez, Robert Morrison
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is, arguably, the most impactful disease on the North American swine industry. The Swine Health Monitoring Project (SHMP) is a national volunteer initiative aimed at monitoring incidence and, ultimately, supporting swine disease control, including PRRS. Data collected through the SHMP currently represents approximately 42% of the sow population of the United States. The objective of the study here was to investigate the association between geographical factors (including land elevation, and land coverage) and PRRS incidence as recorded in the SHMP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411937/preparing-for-international-travel-and-global-medical-care
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REVIEW
Swaminatha V Mahadevan, Matthew C Strehlow
Thorough pretravel preparation and medical consultation can mitigate avoidable health and safety risks. A comprehensive pretravel medical consultation should include an individualized risk assessment, immunization review, and discussion of arthropod protective measures, malaria prophylaxis, traveler's diarrhea, and injury prevention. Travel with children and jet lag reduction require additional planning and prevention strategies; travel and evacuation insurance may prove essential when traveling to less resourced countries...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411926/advances-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-high-altitude-illness
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REVIEW
Christopher Davis, Peter Hackett
High altitude illness encompasses a spectrum of clinical entities to include: acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. These illnesses occur as a result of a hypobaric hypoxic environment. Although a mild case of acute mountain sickness may be self-limited, high altitude cerebral edema and high altitude pulmonary edema represent critical emergencies that require timely intervention. This article reviews recent advances in the prevention and treatment of high altitude illness, including new pharmacologic strategies for prophylaxis and revised treatment guidelines...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
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