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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166705/comprehensive-analysis-of-nine-monoamines-and-metabolites-in-small-amounts-of-peripheral-murine-c57bl-6j-tissues
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Joachim Nagler, Sonja C Schriever, Meri De Angelis, Paul T Pfluger, Karl-Werner Schramm
Monoamines, acting as hormones and neurotransmitters, play a critical role in multiple physiological processes ranging from cognitive function and mood to sympathetic nervous system activity, fight-or-flight response, or glucose homeostasis. In addition to brain and blood, monoamines are abundant in several tissues, and dysfunction in their synthesis or signaling is associated with various pathological conditions. It was our goal to develop a method to detect these compounds in peripheral murine tissues. In this study, we employed a high performance liquid chromatography method using electrochemical detection that allows not only detecting the catecholamines but a detailed analysis of nine monoamines and metabolites in murine tissues...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163473/treadmill-slope-modulates-inflammation-fiber-type-composition-androgen-and-glucocorticoid-receptors-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-overtrained-mice
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Alisson L da Rocha, Bruno C Pereira, Giovana R Teixeira, Ana P Pinto, Fabiani G Frantz, Lucila L K Elias, Fábio S Lira, José R Pauli, Dennys E Cintra, Eduardo R Ropelle, Leandro P de Moura, Rania A Mekary, Ellen C de Freitas, Adelino S R da Silva
Overtraining (OT) may be defined as an imbalance between excessive training and adequate recovery period. Recently, a downhill running-based overtraining (OTR/down) protocol induced the nonfunctional overreaching state, which is defined as a performance decrement that may be associated with psychological and hormonal disruptions and promoted intramuscular and systemic inflammation. To discriminate the eccentric contraction effects on interleukin 1beta (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-10, IL-15, and SOCS-3, we compared the release of these cytokines in OTR/down with other two OT protocols with the same external load (i...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137485/heat-stress-prevents-the-decrease-in-succinate-dehydrogenase-activity-in-the-extensor-digitorum-longus-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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K Nonaka, S Une, M Komatsu, R Yamaji, J Akiyama
This study aimed to investigate whether heat stress (HS) prevents a decrease in succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) activity and heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) and superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2) contents in the extensor digitorum longus of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Twelve-week-old male Wistar rats were assigned to one of the four groups (n=6/group): control (Con), HS, diabetes mellitus (DM), and diabetes mellitus and heat stress (DM+HS). Diabetes was induced by the administration of STZ (50 mg/kg)...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133865/cold-acclimation-causes-fiber-type-specific-responses-in-glucose-and-fat-metabolism-in-rat-skeletal-muscles
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Diane M Sepa-Kishi, Yass Sotoudeh-Nia, Ayesha Iqbal, George Bikopoulos, Rolando B Ceddia
This study investigated fiber type-specific metabolic responses and the molecular mechanisms that regulate glucose and fat metabolism in oxidative and glycolytic muscles upon cold acclimation. Male Wistar rats were exposed to cold (4 °C) for 7 days, and then glycogen synthesis and content, glucose and palmitate oxidation, and the molecular mechanisms underlying these metabolic pathways were assessed in soleus (Sol), extensor digitorum longus (EDL), and epitrochlearis (Epit) muscles. Cold acclimation increased glycogen synthesis, glycogen content, glucose oxidation, and reduced glycogen synthase (GS) phosphorylation only in Sol muscles...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125130/acid-sphingomyelinase-inhibitors-imipramine-and-zoledronic-acid-increase-skeletal-muscle-tissue-sensitivity-to-insulin-action-at-old-age
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Loay Kh M Hassouneh, Olga A Timofiychuk, Nataliya A Babenko
Malfunction of skeletal muscles and dysregulated turnover of sphingolipids in the insulin responsive tissues have been determined at old age. Present article investigates the role of acid sphingomyelinase (SMase)-dependent ceramide accumulation in reduction of the skeletal muscle sensitivity to insulin action at old age. The 3-, 12- and 24-month-old Wistar male rats were used in the experiments. The progressive increase of ceramide content and ceramide/sphingomyeline (SM) ratio was determined in the extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscle during aging of rats...
November 10, 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122950/myosin-phosphorylation-potentiated-steady-state-work-output-without-altering-contractile-economy-of-mouse-fast-skeletal-muscles
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William Gittings, Jordan Bunda, Rene Vandenboom
Skeletal myosin light chain kinase (skMLCK) catalyzed phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) increases (i.e. potentiates) mechanical work output of fast skeletal muscle. The influence of this event on contractile economy (i.e. energy cost/work performed) remains controversial, however. Our purpose was to quantify contractile economy of potentiated extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles from mouse skeletal muscles with (wildtype, WT) and without (skMLCK ablated, skMLCK(-/-)) the ability to phosphorylate the RLC...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121992/a-mouse-anti-myostatin-antibody-increases-muscle-mass-and-improves-muscle-strength-and-contractility-in-the-mdx-mouse-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-and-its-humanized-equivalent-domagrozumab-pf-06252616-increases-muscle-volume-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Michael St Andre, Mark Johnson, Prashant N Bansal, Jeremy Wellen, Andrew Robertson, Alan Opsahl, Peter M Burch, Peter Bialek, Carl Morris, Jane Owens
BACKGROUND: The treatments currently approved for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a progressive skeletal muscle wasting disease, address the needs of only a small proportion of patients resulting in an urgent need for therapies that benefit all patients regardless of the underlying mutation. Myostatin is a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family of ligands and is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass. Loss of myostatin has been shown to increase muscle mass and improve muscle function in both normal and dystrophic mice...
November 9, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120354/trans-plasma-membrane-electron-transport-and-ascorbate-efflux-by-skeletal-muscle
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Amanda M Eccardt, Thomas P Bell, Lyn Mattathil, Rohan Prasad, Shannon C Kelly, Jonathan S Fisher
Trans-plasma membrane electron transport (tPMET) and the antioxidant roles of ascorbate reportedly play a role in protection of cells from damage by reactive oxygen species, which have been implicated in causing metabolic dysfunction such as insulin resistance. Skeletal muscle comprises the largest whole-body organ fraction suggesting a potential role of tPMET and ascorbate export as a major source of extracellular antioxidant. We hypothesized that skeletal muscle is capable of tPMET and ascorbate efflux. To measure these processes, we assayed the ability of cultured muscle cells, satellite cells, and isolated extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus (SOL) to reduce two extracellular electron acceptors, water soluble tetrazolium salt 1 (WST-1), and dichlorophenolindophenol (DPIP)...
November 9, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119399/green-tea-extract-increases-the-expression-of-genes-responsible-for-regulation-of-calcium-balance-in-rat-slow-twitch-muscles-under-conditions-of-exhausting-exercise
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E A Korf, I V Kubasov, M S Vonsky, A V Novozhilov, A L Runov, E V Kurchakova, E V Matrosova, T V Tavrovskaya, N V Goncharov
We studied the role of calcium-regulating structures of slow- (m. soleus, SOL) and fast-twitch (m. extensor digitorum longus, EDL) skeletal muscles of rats during adaptation to exhausting physical activity and the possibility of modulating this adaptation with decaffeinated green tea extract. It was established that EDL adaptation is mainly aimed at Са(2+) elimination from the sarcoplasm by Са-ATPase and its retention in the reticulum by calsequestrin. Administration of green tea extract increased endurance due to involvement of slow-twitch muscles whose adaptation is associated with enhanced expression of all the studied genes responsible for the regulation of Ca(2+) balance...
November 9, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105475/-dynamic-changes-of-ultrasonographic-images-of-zusanli-st-36-region-during-deqi-of-acupuncture-needle-stimulation
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Xiao-Ming Wu, Xiang Mao, Xi Zhou, Zhao-Peng Xie, Yuan-Yi Zheng, Jian-Zhong Xu, Zhu-Xing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the dynamic changes of ultrosonographic images of Zusanli (ST 36) area during Deqi after inserting acupuncture needles, so as to provide objective evidence for clinical Deqi. METHODS: Sixty healthy volunteers (30 men and 30 women) were recruited in the present study. The subjects were asked to take a supine position on a test-bed, sterilized disposable filiform needles were perpendicularly inserted into bilateral ST 36 till Deqi (without lifting, thrusting and twirling), when, high-resolution ultrasound scanning was conducted over the regional skeletal muscles by using a radio-frequency (5-12 MHz) coil probe (Philips IU Elite Ultrasound Diagnostic Instrument) after smearing a layer of gel at the skin of ST 36...
October 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097503/ryanodine-channel-complex-stabilizer-compound-s48168-arm210-as-a-disease-modifier-in-dystrophin-deficient-mdx-mice-proof-of-concept-study-and-independent-validation-of-efficacy
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Roberta Francesca Capogrosso, Paola Mantuano, Kitipong Uaesoontrachoon, Anna Cozzoli, Arcangela Giustino, Todd Dow, Sadish Srinivassane, Marina Filipovic, Christina Bell, Jack Vandermeulen, Ada Maria Massari, Michela De Bellis, Elena Conte, Sabata Pierno, Giulia Maria Camerino, Antonella Liantonio, Kanneboyina Nagaraju, Annamaria De Luca
Muscle fibers lacking dystrophin undergo a long-term alteration of Ca(2+) homeostasis, partially caused by a leaky Ca(2+) release ryanodine (RyR) channel. S48168/ARM210, an RyR calcium release channel stabilizer (a Rycal compound), is expected to enhance the rebinding of calstabin to the RyR channel complex and possibly alleviate the pathologic Ca(2+) leakage in dystrophin-deficient skeletal and cardiac muscle. This study systematically investigated the effect of S48168/ARM210 on the phenotype of mdx mice by means of a first proof-of-concept, short (4 wk), phase 1 treatment, followed by a 12 wk treatment (phase 2) performed in parallel by 2 independent laboratories...
November 2, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076192/regional-variation-in-the-mechanical-properties-and-fibre-type-composition-of-the-rat-extensor-digitorum-longus-muscle
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Roger W P Kissane, Stuart Egginton, Graham N Askew
Fibre type composition is heterogeneous and distribution varies spatially in many muscles, indicating there may be regional variation in recruitment and mechanical output. The rat extensor digitorum longus muscle is composed of predominantly fast-twitch fibres, and exhibits a gradient in phenotype, resulting in oxidative medial (areal composition 24.3% Type I/IIa) and glycolytic lateral (92.4% Type IIx/IIb) compartments. Here, we investigated the variation in mechanical performance between the medial and lateral compartments during isometric, isotonic and cyclical contractions...
October 26, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069231/myostatin-promotes-distinct-responses-on-protein-metabolism-of-skeletal-and-cardiac-muscle-fibers-of-rodents
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L H Manfredi, S Paula-Gomes, N M Zanon, I C Kettelhut
Myostatin is a novel negative regulator of skeletal muscle mass. Myostatin expression is also found in heart in a much less extent, but it can be upregulated in pathological conditions, such as heart failure. Myostatin may be involved in inhibiting protein synthesis and/or increasing protein degradation in skeletal and cardiac muscles. Herein, we used cell cultures and isolated muscles from rats to determine protein degradation and synthesis. Muscles incubated with myostatin exhibited an increase in proteolysis with an increase of Atrogin-1, MuRF1 and LC3 genes...
October 19, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046475/evidence-for-mast-cells-contributing-to-neuromuscular-pathology-in-an-inherited-model-of-als
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Emiliano Trias, Sofía Ibarburu, Romina Barreto-Núñez, Valentina Varela, Ivan C Moura, Patrice Dubreuil, Olivier Hermine, Joseph S Beckman, Luis Barbeito
Evidence indicates that neuroinflammation contributes to motor neuron degeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease leading to progressive muscular paralysis. However, it remains elusive whether inflammatory cells can interact with degenerating distal motor axons, influencing the progressive denervation of neuromuscular junctions (NMJs). By analyzing the muscle extensor digitorum longus (EDL) following paralysis onset in the SOD1G93A rat model, we have observed a massive infiltration and degranulation of mast cells, starting after paralysis onset and correlating with progressive NMJ denervation...
October 19, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045021/reduced-dietary-intake-of-micronutrients-with-antioxidant-properties-negatively-impacts-muscle-health-in-aged-mice
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Miriam van Dijk, Francina J Dijk, Anita Hartog, Klaske van Norren, Sjors Verlaan, Ardy van Helvoort, Richard T Jaspers, Yvette Luiking
BACKGROUND: Inadequate intake of micronutrients with antioxidant properties is common among older adults and has been associated with higher risk of frailty, adverse functional outcome, and impaired muscle health. However, a causal relationship is less well known. The aim was to determine in old mice the impact of reduced dietary intake of vitamins A/E/B6/B12/folate, selenium, and zinc on muscle mass, oxidative capacity, strength, and physical activity (PA) over time. METHODS: Twenty-one-month-old male mice were fed either AIN-93-M (control) or a diet low in micronutrients with antioxidant properties (=LOWOX-B: 50% of mouse recommended daily intake of vitamins A, E, B6, and B12, folate, selenium, and zinc) for 4 months...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036766/resistance-training-increases-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-and-irisin-levels-in-the-skeletal-muscle-of-zucker-diabetic-fatty-rats
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Hee-Jae Kim, Wook Song
PURPOSE: Although the fibroblast growth factor-21 (FGF-21) and irisin roles are well demonstrated in metabolic disease, there have been no reports investigating the effect of resistance exercise on FGF-21 and irisin levels in diabetic skeletal muscles. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the change of FGF-21 and irisin levels in various skeletal muscles, and their association with muscle strength, following 8 weeks of resistance training using Zucker diabetic fatty rats (type 2 diabetic animal models)...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034479/scaling-of-the-ankle-extensor-muscle-tendon-units-and-the-biomechanical-implications-for-bipedal-hopping-locomotion-in-the-post-pouch-kangaroo-macropus-fuliginosus
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Edward P Snelling, Andrew A Biewener, Qiaohui Hu, David A Taggart, Andrea Fuller, Duncan Mitchell, Shane K Maloney, Roger S Seymour
Bipedal hopping is used by macropods, including rat-kangaroos, wallabies and kangaroos (superfamily Macropodoidea). Interspecific scaling of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units in the lower hindlimbs of these hopping bipeds shows that peak tendon stress increases disproportionately with body size. Consequently, large kangaroos store and recover more strain energy in their tendons, making hopping more efficient, but their tendons are at greater risk of rupture. This is the first intraspecific scaling analysis on the functional morphology of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units (gastrocnemius, plantaris and flexor digitorum longus) in one of the largest extant species of hopping mammal, the western grey kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus (5...
December 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032335/identification-of-the-optimal-dose-and-calpain-system-regulation-of-tetramethylpyrazine-on-the-prevention-of-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-in-hindlimb-unloading-rats
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Jie Zhang, Yang Li, Guangyue Li, Xiufeng Ma, Huiping Wang, Nandu Goswami, Helmut Hinghofer-Szalkay, Hui Chang, Yunfang Gao
Previous studies in our lab have shown that tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) could effectively attenuate disuse induced muscle atrophy. In order to screening out the optimal dose of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) for protection against disuse induced muscle atrophy in hindlimb unloading (HLU) rats, in this study, we compared effects of 4 TMP doses on muscle wet weight (MWW), the ratios of muscle wet weight/body weight (MWW/BW) and muscle wet weight/dry weight (MWW/DW), fiber type composition, as well as cross-sectional area (CSA) in soleus (SOL) muscle...
October 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030819/single-edl-myofiber-isolation-for-analyses-of-quiescent-and-activated-muscle-stem-cells
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Caroline E Brun, Yu Xin Wang, Michael A Rudnicki
Adult satellite cells are quiescent, but are poised for activation in response to exercise, injury, or disease allowing adult muscle growth or repair. Once activated, satellite cells proliferate extensively to produce enough myogenic progenitors in order to regenerate the muscles. In order to self-renew, a subset of activated satellite cells can resist the myogenic differentiation and return to quiescence to replenish the satellite cell pool. These cellular processes that normally occur during skeletal muscle regeneration can be recapitulated ex vivo using isolated and cultured myofibers...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030088/effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-isolated-skeletal-muscle-contractile-properties-after-an-acute-bout-of-aerobic-exercise
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Paulo R Jannig, Christiano R R Alves, Vanessa A Voltarelli, Luiz H M Bozi, Janaína S Vieira, Patricia C Brum, Luiz R G Bechara
AIMS: The current study tested the hypotheses that 1) an acute bout of aerobic exercise impairs isolated skeletal muscle contractile properties and 2) N-acetylcysteine (a thiol antioxidant; NAC) administration can restore the impaired muscle contractility after exercise. MAIN METHODS: At rest or immediately after an acute bout of aerobic exercise, extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus muscles from male Wistar rats were harvested for ex vivo skeletal muscle contraction experiments...
October 10, 2017: Life Sciences
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