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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522765/exercise-training-in-tg%C3%AE-q-44-mice-during-the-progression-of-chronic-heart-failure-cardiac-vs-peripheral-soleus-muscle-impairments-to-oxidative-metabolism
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Bruno Grassi, Joanna Majerczak, Eleonora Bardi, Alessia Buso, Marina Comelli, Stefan Chlopicki, Magdalena Guzik, Irene Mavelli, Zenon Nieckarz, Desy Salvadego, Urszula Tyrankiewicz, Tomasz Skorka, Roberto Bottinelli, Jerzy A Zoladz, Maria Antonietta Pellegrino
Cardiac function, skeletal (soleus) muscle oxidative metabolism and the effects of exercise training were evaluated in a transgenic murine model (Tgαq*44) of chronic heart failure (CHF) during the critical period between the occurrence of an impairment of cardiac function and the stage at which overt cardiac failure ensues (i.e. from 10 to 12 months of age). Forty-eight Tgαq*44 mice and 43 wild-type (WT) FVB controls were randomly assigned to control groups and to groups undergoing 2 months of intense exercise training (spontaneous running on a instrumented wheel)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522764/obesity-induced-discrepancy-between-contractile-and-metabolic-phenotypes-in-slow-and-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscles-of-female-obese-zucker-rats
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Luz M Acevedo, Ana I Raya, Rafael Ríos, Escolástico Aguilera-Tejero, Jose-Luis L Rivero
A clear picture of skeletal muscle adaptations to obesity and related comorbidities remains elusive. This study describes fiber-type characteristics (size, proportions, and oxidative enzyme activity) in two typical hind limb muscles with opposite structure and function in an animal model of genetic obesity. Lesser fiber diameter, fiber type composition, and histochemical succinic dehydrogenase activity (an oxidative marker) of muscle fiber types were assessed in slow- (soleus) and fast-twitch (tibialis cranialis) muscles of obese Zucker rats, and compared with age- (16 weeks) and sex-matched (females) lean Zucker rats (N=16/group)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516387/a-diffusion-weighted-imaging-informed-continuum-model-of-the-rabbit-triceps-surae-complex
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M Alipour, K Mithraratne, J Fernandez
The NZ white rabbit is the animal of choice for much experimental work due to its muscular frame and similar response to human diseases, and is one of the few mammals that have had their genome sequenced. However, continuum-level computational models of rabbit muscle detailing fibre architecture are limited in the literature, especially the triceps surae complex (gastrocnemius, plantaris and soleus), which has similar biomechanics and translatable findings to the human. This study presents a geometrical model of the rabbit triceps surae informed with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-based fibres...
May 18, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515468/cardiolipin-content-linoleic-acid-composition-and-tafazzin-expression-in-response-to-skeletal-muscle-overload-and-unload-stimuli
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Val A Fajardo, John S Mikhaeil, Cameron F Leveille, Caitlin Saint, Paul J LeBlanc
Cardiolipin (CL) is a unique mitochondrial phospholipid that, in skeletal muscle, is enriched with linoleic acid (18:2n6). Together, CL content and CL 18:2n6 composition are critical determinants of mitochondrial function. Skeletal muscle is comprised of slow and fast fibers that have high and low mitochondrial content, respectively. In response to overloading and unloading stimuli, these muscles undergo a fast-to-slow oxidative fiber type shift and a slow-to-fast glycolytic fiber type shift, respectively, with a concomitant change in mitochondrial content...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513280/application-of-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-in-imaging-of-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-doms-a-comparative-analysis-with-3t-mri
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Thilo Hotfiel, Marion Kellermann, Bernd Swoboda, Dane Wildner, Tobias Golditz, Casper Grim, Martin Raithel, Michael Uder, Rafael Heiss
CONTEXT: DOMS is one of the most common reasons for impaired muscle performance in sports and is associated with reduced muscle strength and frequently observed both in professional and recreational athletes. OBJECTIVE: To emphasize the diagnostic value of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) in imaging of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness by comparing findings to high-resolution 3T MRI T2 weighted sequences. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Laboratory environment...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508406/hypericum-perforatum-l-supplementation-protects-sciatic-nerve-injury-induced-apoptotic-inflammatory-and-oxidative-damage-to-muscle-blood-and-brain-in-rats
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Fuat Uslusoy, Mustafa Nazıroğlu, İshak Suat Övey, Tolga Taha Sönmez
OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to explore whether Hypericum perforatum L. (HPL) as a potent antioxidant protects against oxidative stress, cytokine production and caspase expression in muscle (soleus), brain and blood of sciatic nerve injury (SNI)-induced rats. METHODS: Thirty-five rats were equally divided into five groups. The first and second were used as untreated control and sham control groups, respectively. The third, fourth and fifth were sham + HPL, SNI and SNI + HPL groups, respectively...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503705/mri-in-neutral-lipid-storage-disease-nlsd
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Matteo Garibaldi, Giorgio Tasca, Jordi Diaz-Manera, Pierfancesco Ottaviani, Francesco Laschena, Donatella Pantoli, Simonetta Gerevini, Chiara Fiorillo, Lorenzo Maggi, Elisabetta Tasca, Adele D'Amico, Olimpia Musumeci, Antonio Toscano, Claudio Bruno, Roberto Massa, Corrado Angelini, Enrico Bertini, Giovanni Antonini, Elena Maria Pennisi
Neutral lipid storage disease (NLSD) is a rare inherited disorder of lipid metabolism resulting in lipid droplets accumulation in different tissues. Skeletal muscle could be affected in both two different form of disease: NLSD with myopathy (NLSD-M) and NLSD with ichthyosis (NLSD-I). We present the muscle imaging data of 12 patients from the Italian Network for NLSD: ten patients presenting NLSD-M and two patients with NLSD-I. In NLSD-M gluteus minimus, semimembranosus, soleus and gastrocnemius medialis in the lower limbs and infraspinatus in the upper limbs were the most affected muscles...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503144/rigid-ankle-foot-orthosis-deteriorates-mediolateral-balance-control-and-vertical-braking-during-gait-initiation
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Arnaud Delafontaine, Olivier Gagey, Silvia Colnaghi, Manh-Cuong Do, Jean-Louis Honeine
Rigid ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) are commonly used for impeding foot drop during the swing phase of gait. They also reduce pain and improve gait kinematics in patients with weakness or loss of integrity of ankle-foot complex structures due to various pathological conditions. However, this comes at the price of constraining ankle joint mobility, which might affect propulsive force generation and balance control. The present study examined the effects of wearing an AFO on biomechanical variables and electromyographic activity of tibialis anterior (TA) and soleus muscles during gait initiation (GI)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500456/sex-differences-in-spatial-accuracy-relate-to-the-neural-activation-of-antagonistic-muscles-in-young-adults
#9
Agostina Casamento-Moran, Sandra K Hunter, Yen-Ting Chen, Min Hyuk Kwon, Emily J Fox, Basma Yacoubi, Evangelos A Christou
Sex is an important physiological variable of behavior, but its effect on motor control remains poorly understood. Some evidence suggests that women exhibit greater variability during constant contractions and poorer accuracy during goal-directed tasks. However, it remains unclear whether motor output variability or altered muscle activation impairs accuracy in women. Here, we examine sex differences in endpoint accuracy during ankle goal-directed movements and the activity of the antagonistic muscles. Ten women (23...
May 12, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497652/an-isoflavone-enriched-diet-increases-skeletal-muscle-adaptation-in-response-to-physical-activity-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Wenya Zheng, Jonas Hengevoß, Sebastian T Soukup, Sabine E Kulling, Mingyong Xie, Patrick Diel
SCOPE: This study was to investigate anabolic adaptation of skeletal muscle in response to an isoflavone (ISO) enriched diet, training and their combinations in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female Wistar rats were sedentary, performed treadmill uphill running, received ISOs, or a combination of ISOs and running after ovariectomy. Body weight was increased by OVX. Both ISO and training treatment antagonized this increase. The weights of soleus and gastrocnemius muscles were increased only when training and ISOs were combined...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492810/rimonabant-improves-metabolic-parameters-partially-attributed-to-restoration-of-high-voltage-activated-ca2-channels-in-skeletal-muscle-in-hfd-fed-mice
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B Chen, N Hu
Cannabinoid type 1 receptor (CB1R) inhibition tends to be one of the promising strategies for the treatment of obesity and other related metabolic disorders. Although CB1R inhibition may cause adverse psychiatric effects including depression and anxiety, the investigation of the role of peripheral CB1R on weight loss and related metabolic parameters are urgently needed. We first explored the effect of rimonabant, a selective CB1R antagonist/inverse agonist, on some metabolic parameters in high fat-diet (HFD)-induced obesity in mice...
May 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490645/evidence-of-adaptations-of-locomotor-neural-drive-in-response-to-enhanced-intermuscular-connectivity-between-the-triceps-surae-muscles-of-the-rat
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Michel Bernabei, Jaap H van Dieën, Huub Maas
The aims of this study were to investigate changes (i) in the coordination of activation of the triceps surae muscle group and (ii) in muscle belly length of soleus (SO) and lateral gastrocnemius (LG) during locomotion (trotting) in response to increased stiffness of intermuscular connective tissues in the rat. We measured muscle activation and muscle belly lengths, as well as hindlimb kinematics, before and after an artificial enhancement of the connectivity between SO and LG muscles obtained by implanting a tissue-integrating surgical mesh at the muscles' interface...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490391/microrna-499-5p-regulates-porcine-myofiber-specification-by-controlling-sox6-expression
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X Y Wang, X L Chen, Z Q Huang, D W Chen, B Yu, J He, J Q Luo, Y H Luo, H Chen, P Zheng, J Yu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression of target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and miRNAs have been proven to play vital roles in skeletal muscle development. The miRNA-499-5p has been reported to be negatively related with the expression of Sox6, a critical transcription factor for the maintenance of fast-twitch skeletal muscle. In this study, we amplified a length of 2012-bp mRNA that contains a 1512-bp porcine Sox6 (pSox6) 3'UTR from skeletal muscle of a Duroc×Landrace×Yorkshire pig...
May 11, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483784/thyroid-states-regulate-subcellular-glucose-phosphorylation-activity-in-male-mice
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Flavia Letícia Martins Peçanha, Reinaldo Sousa Dos Santos, Wagner Seixas da-Silva
The thyroid hormones (THs), triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), are very important in organism metabolism and regulate glucose utilization. Hexokinase (HK) is responsible for the first step of glycolysis, catalyzing the conversion of glucose to glucose 6-phosphate. HK has been found in different cellular compartments, and new functions have been attributed to this enzyme. The effects of hyperthyroidism on subcellular glucose phosphorylation in mouse tissues were examined. Tissues were removed, subcellular fractions isolated from eu- and hyperthyroid (T3, 0...
May 8, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483684/detection-of-botulinum-toxin-muscle-effect-in-humans-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-case-series
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Michael W O'Dell, Mark Villanueva, Carly Creelman, Gaurav Telhan, Jaclyn Nestor, Keith D Hentel, Douglas Ballon, Jonathan Dyke
BACKGROUND: Although important for dosing and dilution, there are few data describing botulinum toxin (BT) movement in human muscle. OBJECTIVE: To better understand BT movement within human muscle DESIGN: Proof of concept study with descriptive case series SETTING: Outpatient academic practice PARTICIPANTS: Five subjects with stroke who were BT naïve with a mean age=60.4±14y and time post-stroke=4.6±3.7y. METHODS: Three standardized injections were given to the lateral gastrocnemius muscle (LGM): 2 contained 25 units (U) of onobotulinumtoxinA (Botox™) in 0...
May 5, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473771/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-cardiac-troponin-c-mutations-differentially-affect-slow-skeletal-and-cardiac-muscle-regulation
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Tiago Veltri, Maicon Landim-Vieira, Michelle S Parvatiyar, David Gonzalez-Martinez, Karissa M Dieseldorff Jones, Clara A Michell, David Dweck, Andrew P Landstrom, P Bryant Chase, Jose R Pinto
Mutations in TNNC1-the gene encoding cardiac troponin C (cTnC)-that have been associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and cardiac dysfunction may also affect Ca(2+)-regulation and function of slow skeletal muscle since the same gene is expressed in both cardiac and slow skeletal muscle. Therefore, we reconstituted rabbit soleus fibers and bovine masseter myofibrils with mutant cTnCs (A8V, C84Y, E134D, and D145E) associated with HCM to investigate their effects on contractile force and ATPase rates, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471505/role-of-follistatin-in-muscle-and-bone-alterations-induced-by-gravity-change-in-mice
#17
Naoyuki Kawao, Hironobu Morita, Koji Obata, Kohei Tatsumi, Hiroshi Kaji
Interactions between muscle and bone have been recently noted. We reported that the vestibular system plays crucial roles in the changes in muscle and bone induced by hypergravity in mice. However, the details of the mechanisms by which gravity change affects muscle and bone through the vestibular system still remain unknown. Here, we investigated the roles of humoral factors linking muscle to bone and myostatin-related factors in the hypergravity-induced changes in muscle and bone in mice with vestibular lesions (VL)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469567/the-spatial-distribution-of-ankle-muscles-activity-discriminates-aged-from-young-subjects-during-standing
#18
Fabio V Dos Anjos, Talita P Pinto, Marco Gazzoni, Taian M Vieira
During standing, age-related differences in the activation of ankle muscles have been reported from surface electromyograms (EMGs) sampled locally. Given though activity seems to distribute unevenly within ankle muscles, the local sampling of surface EMGs may provide a biased view on how often and how much elderly and young individuals activate these muscles during standing. This study aimed therefore at sampling EMGs from multiple regions of individual ankle muscles to evaluate whether the distribution of muscle activity differs between aged and young subjects during standing...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469249/protectin-dx-ameliorates-palmitate-or-high-fat-diet-induced-insulin-resistance-and-inflammation-through-an-ampk-ppar%C3%AE-dependent-pathway-in-mice
#19
Tae Woo Jung, Hyoung-Chun Kim, A M Abd El-Aty, Ji Hoon Jeong
Protectin DX (PDX), a double lipoxygenase derivative of docosahexaenoic acid, has been reported to attenuate inflammation and insulin resistance. In the current study, we explored the effects of PDX on hyperlipidemia-induced insulin resistance and inflammation through AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα). PDX attenuated the impairment of insulin receptor substrate 1/Akt-mediated insulin signaling in palmitate-treated differentiated C2C12 cells and soleus skeletal muscle of HFD-fed mice...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463899/acute-metabolic-response-energy-expenditure-and-emg-activity-in-sitting-and-standing
#20
Ying Gao, Mika Silvennoinen, Arto Pesola, Heikki Kainulainen, Neil J Cronin, Taija Finni
PURPOSE: While merely standing up interrupts sedentary behavior, it is important to study acute metabolic responses during single bouts of sitting and standing to understand the physiological processes affecting the health of office workers. METHODS: 18 healthy middle aged women aged 49.4 ± 7.9 years (range: 40 to 64) with a BMI of 23.4 ± 2.8 kg·m volunteered for this laboratory-based randomized crossover trial where they performed two hours desk work either in sitting or standing postures after overnight fasting...
May 2, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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