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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332162/roles-of-irisin-in-the-linkage-from-muscle-to-bone-during-mechanical-unloading-in-mice
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Naoyuki Kawao, Akihiro Moritake, Kohei Tatsumi, Hiroshi Kaji
Mechanical unloading induces disuse muscle atrophy and bone loss, but the details in mechanism involved in those pathophysiological conditions are not fully understood. Interaction between muscle and bone has been recently noted. Here, we investigated the roles of humoral factors linking muscle to bone during mechanical unloading using mice with hindlimb unloading (HU) and sciatic neurectomy (SNX). HU and SNX reduced muscle volume surrounding the tibia, tissue weights of soleus and gastrocnemius muscle, and trabecular bone mineral density (BMD) in the tibia of mice...
January 13, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327170/the-effects-of-a-single-session-of-spinal-manipulation-on-strength-and-cortical-drive-in-athletes
#2
Thomas Lykke Christiansen, Imran Khan Niazi, Kelly Holt, Rasmus Wiberg Nedergaard, Jens Duehr, Kathryn Allen, Paul Marshall, Kemal S Türker, Jan Hartvigsen, Heidi Haavik
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether a single session of spinal manipulation (SM) increases strength and cortical drive in the lower limb (soleus muscle) of elite Taekwondo athletes. METHODS: Soleus-evoked V-waves, H-reflex and maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) of the plantar flexors were recorded from 11 elite Taekwondo athletes using a randomized controlled crossover design. Interventions were either SM or passive movement control...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327169/passive-stiffness-of-monoarticular-lower-leg-muscles-is-influenced-by-knee-joint-angle
#3
Filiz Ateş, Ricardo J Andrade, Sandro R Freitas, François Hug, Lilian Lacourpaille, Raphael Gross, Can A Yucesoy, Antoine Nordez
PURPOSE: While several studies demonstrated the occurrence of intermuscular mechanical interactions, the physiological significance of these interactions remains a matter of debate. The purpose of this study was to quantify the localized changes in the shear modulus of the gastrocnemius lateralis (GL), monoarticular dorsi- and plantar-flexor muscles induced by a change in knee angle. METHOD: Participants underwent slow passive ankle rotations at the following two knee positions: knee flexed at 90° and knee fully extended...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322107/the-effect-of-light-touch-on-balance-control-during-overground-walking-in-healthy-young-adults
#4
A R Oates, J Unger, C M Arnold, J Fung, J L Lanovaz
Balance control is essential for safe walking. Adding haptic input through light touch may improve walking balance; however, evidence is limited. This research investigated the effect of added haptic input through light touch in healthy young adults during challenging walking conditions. Sixteen individuals walked normally, in tandem, and on a compliant, low-lying balance beam with and without light touch on a railing. Three-dimensional kinematic data were captured to compute stride velocity (m/s), relative time spent in double support (%DS), a medial-lateral margin of stability (MOSML) and its variance (MOSMLCV), as well as a symmetry index (SI) for the MOSML...
December 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315934/effect-of-euk-134-on-akt-mtor-signaling-in-the-rat-soleus-during-7-days-of-mechanical-unloading
#5
J Matthew Kuczmarski, Jeff M Hord, Yang Lee, Vinicius Guzzoni, Dinah Rodriguez, Matthew S Lawler, Erika L Garcia-Villatoro, Dylan Holly, Patrick Ryan, Kristian Falcon, Marcela Garcia, Mariana Janini Gomes, James D Fluckey, John M Lawler
Mechanical unloading stimulates rapid changes in skeletal muscle morphology, characterized by atrophy of muscle fiber cross-sectional area (CSA) and a partial fiber-type shift from slow to fast-twitch. Recent studies revealed that oxidative stress contributes to activation of FoxO3a, proteolytic signaling and unloading-induced muscle atrophy via translocation of the mu-splice variant of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOSμ) and activation of FoxO3a. Yet, there is limited understanding of the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) on the Akt-mTOR pathway signaling during unloading...
January 8, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315676/aging-impairs-regulation-of-ryanodine-receptors-from-edl-but-not-soleus-muscles
#6
Angela J Gaboardi, Jochen Kressler, Teresa K Snow, Edward M Balog
INTRODUCTION: Because impaired excitation-contraction coupling and reduced sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ release may contribute to the age-associated decline in skeletal muscle strength, we investigated the effect of aging on RyR1 regulation by physiological channel ligands. METHODS: [3 H]Ryanodine binding to membranes from 8 and 26 month old Fischer 344 extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus muscles was used to investigate the effects of age on RyR1 modulation by Ca2+ and calmodulin (CaM)...
January 9, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313601/incubation-under-fluid-dynamic-conditions-markedly-improves-the-structural-preservation-in-vitro-of-explanted-skeletal-muscles
#7
Flavia Carton, Laura Calderan, Manuela Malatesta
Explanted organs and tissues represent suitable experimental systems mimicking the functional and structural complexity of the living organism, with positive ethical and economic impact on research activities. However, their preservation in culture is generally limited, thus hindering their application as experimental models for biomedical research. In the present study, we investigated the potential of an innovative fluid dynamic culture system to improve the structural preservation in vitro of explanted mouse skeletal muscles (soleus)...
November 28, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304114/comparison-of-calf-muscle-architecture-between-asian-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy-and-typically-developing-peers
#8
Ying Chen, Lu He, Kaishou Xu, Jinling Li, Buyun Guan, Hongmei Tang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the muscle thickness, fascicle length, and pennation angle of the gastrocnemius, soleus, and tibialis anterior between Asian children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) and typically developing (TD) peers. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved a total of 72 children with hemiplegic CP (n = 24), and diplegic CP (n = 24) and their TD peers (n = 24). Muscle architecture was measured at rest using ultrasound. Clinical measures included gross motor function and a modified Ashworth scale...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300224/achilles-tendinopathy
#9
Umile Giuseppe Longo, Mario Ronga, Nicola Maffulli
Achilles tendinopathy is a common cause of disability. Despite the economic and social relevance of the problem, the causes and mechanisms of Achilles tendinopathy remain unclear. Tendon vascularity, gastrocnemius-soleus dysfunction, age, sex, body weight and height, pes cavus, and lateral ankle instability are considered common intrinsic factors. The essence of Achilles tendinopathy is a failed healing response, with haphazard proliferation of tenocytes, some evidence of degeneration in tendon cells and disruption of collagen fibers, and subsequent increase in noncollagenous matrix...
March 2018: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288924/short-term-effects-of-electrical-nerve-stimulation-on-spinal-reciprocal-inhibition-depend-on-gait-phase-during-passive-stepping
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Hiroki Obata, Tetsuya Ogawa, Matija Milosevic, Noritaka Kawashima, Kimitaka Nakazawa
A combination of electrical nerve stimulation (ENS) and passive or active cyclic movements (i.e., pedaling and stepping) has been suggested to induce stronger short-term effects in spinal circuits as compared to either intervention alone. The purpose of the present study is to determine whether the effects of ENS during passive stepping are dependent on the timing of the stimulation during the stepping cycle. A total of 10 able-bodied participants were recruited for the study. Two interventions were assessed during passive ground stepping: (1) ENS of the common peroneal nerve (CPN) during the swing phase (ENSswing) and (2) stance phase (ENSstance)...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287785/evaluation-of-muscle-activity-just-after-straight-leg-raising-exercise-by-using-18fdg-pet
#11
Hiroyuki Shiozawa, Takashi Ohsawa, Yoshito Tsushima, Tetsuya Higuchi, Kenji Takagishi, Hirotaka Chikuda
BACKGROUND: Exercise therapy is one of the recognized treatment methods for knee osteoarthritis (KOA). One such exercise technique, straight leg raising (SLR), is widely known as a home exercise method for strengthening the quadriceps femoris muscle. However, whether this exercise truly strengthens the quadriceps is not known. The objective of the present study was to investigate which lower limb muscle is stimulated and shows increased activity with SLR. METHODS: A total of 14 lower limbs in seven healthy adult male volunteers (mean age: 31...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283930/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-endurance-training-on-alternate-days-and-on-consecutive-four-days-each-week-for-eight-weeks-on-the-abundance-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-camkii-nrf-1-mttfa-and-coxiv-proteins-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
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Jiwen Qiu, Liping Huang, Allan J Davie, Shi Zhou
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of two training protocols, training on alternate days (A) or on consecutive four days followed by three days of rest in each week (C) for eight weeks, on selected proteins involved in the biogenesis and function of mitochondria in skeletal muscle. Eighty male SD rats were randomly allocated into 10 groups (n=8 each), including Pre and Post control groups, and A or C training groups with 8, 16, 24 and 32 training sessions, respectively. The vastus lateralis and soleus muscle samples were obtained 24 hours after the last training session, or at rest for the controls...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280079/photobiomodulation-increases-mitochondrial-citrate-synthase-activity-in-rats-submitted-to-aerobic-training
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Wouber Hérickson de Brito Vieira, Cleber Ferraresi, Maria Luiza Barcellos Schwantes, Sérgio Eduardo de Andrade Perez, Vilmar Baldissera, Mikhail Santos Cerqueira, Nivaldo Antonio Parizotto
This study investigated the effects of photobiomodulation by low-laser laser therapy (LLLT) on the activities of citrate synthase (CS) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and the anaerobic threshold (AT) in rats submitted to treadmill exercise. Fifty-four rats were allocated into four groups: rest control (RCG), rest laser (RLG), exercise control (ECG), and exercise laser (ELG). The infrared LLLT was applied daily on the quadriceps, gluteus maximum, soleus, and tibialis anterior muscles. Muscle samples (soleus, tibialis anterior, and cardiac muscles) were removed 48 h after the last exercise session for spectrophotometric analysis of the CS and LDH...
December 26, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278025/the-influence-of-aging-on-the-effectiveness-of-heat-stress-in-preventing-disuse-muscle-atrophy
#14
H Kataoka, J Nakano, Y Kondo, Y Honda, J Sakamoto, T Origuchi, M Okita
This study examined the aging effect on disuse muscle atrophy prevention using heat stress. Wistar rats aged 7 and 60 weeks were divided into three groups as follows: control, immobilized (Im), and immobilized and heat stressed (ImH). Heat stress was given by immersing the hindlimbs in hot water (42 °C) for 60 min, once in every 3 days and the gastrocnemius (GAS) and soleus (SOL) muscles were extracted after 14 days. Muscle-fiber types were classified using ATPase staining. Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) was assessed through Western blotting...
December 1, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249632/perforator-flaps-from-the-lower-leg-for-intraoral-reconstruction-experience-of-131-flaps
#15
Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Andrea Rau, Andreas Kolk
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, perforator flaps have become popular for defect cover in the head and neck because they increase the choice of reconstructive possibilities and can lead to minimal donor site morbidity. In particular, the lower leg is considered a suitable option, as it provides thin and pliable skin for intraoral lining. Having gained experience with 131 flaps raised from four different donor sites at the lower leg, the aim of this paper is to evaluate success rates and patient satisfaction, but also difficulties and pitfalls during flap transfer...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249176/neural-mechanisms-of-strength-increase-after-one-week-motor-imagery-training
#16
Sidney Grosprêtre, Thomas Jacquet, Florent Lebon, Charalambos Papaxanthis, Alain Martin
The neural mechanisms explaining strength increase following mental training by motor imagery (MI) are not clearly understood. While gains are mostly attributed to cortical reorganization, the sub-cortical adaptations have never been investigated. The present study investigated the effects of MI training on muscle force capacity and the related spinal and supraspinal mechanisms. Eighteen young healthy participants (mean age: 22.5 ± 2.6) took part in the experiment. They were distributed into two groups: a control group (n = 9) and an MI training group (n = 9)...
December 17, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246606/sensory-training-with-vibration-induced-kinesthetic-illusions-improves-proprioceptive-integration-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Edith Ribot-Ciscar, Jean-Marc Aimonetti, Jean-Philippe Azulay
The present study investigates whether proprioceptive training, based on kinesthetic illusions, can help in re-educating the processing of muscle proprioceptive input, which is impaired in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The processing of proprioceptive input before and after training was evaluated by determining the error in the amplitude of voluntary dorsiflexion ankle movement (20°), induced by applying a vibration on the tendon of the gastrocnemius-soleus muscle (a vibration-induced movement error)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246187/muscle-co-contraction-in-elderly-people-change-due-to-postural-stability-during-single-leg-standing
#18
Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Makoto Takahashi, Koichi Shinkoda
BACKGROUND: Muscle co-contraction is the simultaneous contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles crossing a joint, and it increases with age. This study primarily aimed to clarify the difference in the effect of a light fingertip contact to stationary surface on postural sway and muscle co-contraction during single-leg standing (SLS) between young and elderly groups; the secondary aim was to reveal the quantitative difference in the muscle co-contraction of the ankle joint among the three different support structure conditions in the elderly group...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244850/intensity-matters-therapist-dependent-dose-of-spinal-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation
#19
Diego Serrano-Muñoz, Julio Gómez-Soriano, Elisabeth Bravo-Esteban, María Vázquez-Fariñas, Julian Taylor, Juan Avendaño-Coy
The intensity used during transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in both, clinical practice and research studies, is often based on subjective commands such as "strong but comfortable sensation". There is no consensus regarding the effectiveness dose of TENS. The objective was to determine the difference in the effect of spinal TENS on soleus H-reflex modulation when applied by two therapists instructed to apply the stimulation at a "strong but comfortable" intensity. Twenty healthy volunteers divided into two groups: Therapist 1 (n = 10) and Therapist 2 (n = 10)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242963/effect-of-strontium-ranelate-on-the-muscle-and-vertebrae-of-ovariectomized-rats
#20
D Saul, B Harlas, A Ahrabi, R L Kosinsky, D B Hoffmann, M Wassmann, R Wigger, K O Böker, S Sehmisch, M Komrakova
Osteoporosis is often accompanied by sarcopenia. The effect of strontium ranelate (SR) on muscle tissue has not been investigated sufficiently. In this study, the effect of different SR treatments on muscle was studied. Additionally, the lumbar vertebrae were analyzed. Three-month-old female rats were divided into five groups (n = 12): Group 1: untreated (NON-OVX); Group 2: ovariectomized and left untreated (OVX); Group 3: SR after OVX until the study ended (13 weeks, SR prophylaxis and therapy = pr+th); Group 4: OVX and SR for 8 weeks (SR prophylaxis = pr); Group 5: SR for 5 weeks from the 8 week after OVX (SR therapy = SR th)...
December 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
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