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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792194/comparison-of-aqueous-polyethylene-glycol-aqueous-and-ethanolic-propolis-extracts-antioxidant-and-mitochondria-modulating-properties
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Loreta Kubiliene, Aiste Jekabsone, Modestas Zilius, Sonata Trumbeckaite, Daiva Simanaviciute, Rima Gerbutaviciene, Daiva Majiene
BACKGROUND: Propolis is multicomponent substance collected by honeybees from various plants. It is known for numerous biological effects and is commonly used as ethanolic extract because most of active substances of propolis are ethanol-soluble. However, water-based propolis extracts could be applied more safely, as this solvent is more biocompatible. On the other hand, water extracts has significantly smaller range and quantity of active compounds. The extraction power of water could be enhanced by adding co-solvent which increases both solubility and penetration of propolis compounds...
May 23, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791970/effect-of-high-intensity-resistance-circuit-based-training-in-hypoxia-on-aerobic-performance-and-repeat-sprint-ability
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Domingo J Ramos-Campo, Ismael Martínez-Guardado, Guillermo Olcina, Cristian Marín-Pagán, Francisco J Martínez-Noguera, Jorge Carlos-Vivas, Pedro E Alcaraz, Jacobo A Rubio-Arias
Recent acute studies have shown that high-intensity resistance circuit-based (HRC) training in hypoxia increases metabolic stress. However, no intervention studies have yet proven their effectiveness. This study aimed to analyse the effect of 8 weeks of HRC in hypoxia on aerobic performance, resting energy expenditure (REE), repeat sprint ability (RSA) and haematological variables. Twenty-eight subjects were assigned to hypoxia (FiO2 =15%; HRChyp : n=15; age: 24.6±6.8 years; height: 177.4±5.9 cm; weight: 74...
May 23, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791605/athlete-s-heart-in-a-brazilian-paralympic-judo-team-case-series-study
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Japy Angelini Oliveira Filho, Maria Beatriz Monteiro Barros, Ana Fátima Salles, Leandro Santini Echenique, Orlando Campos Filho, Rui Manoel Santos Póvoa
BACKGROUND: Athlete's heart is a term describing the cardiovascular effects of long-term conditioning among highly trained athletes. It is a variation of normal standards. DESIGN AND SETTING: Case series study at the cardiology division of a public university hospital. METHODS: We studied 14 visually handicapped paralympic athletes (8 men) in the national judo team. They were 26.3 ± 6.4 years old, with body mass index 25 ± 14, and had been practicing judo for 9...
March 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791580/influence-of-aerobic-training-on-the-mechanics-of-ventricular-contraction-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-a-pilot-study
#4
Giovani Luiz De Santi, Henrique Turin Moreira, Eduardo Elias Vieira de Carvalho, Júlio César Crescêncio, André Schmidt, José Antônio Marin-Neto, Lourenço Gallo-Júnior
The study of myocardial contractility, based on the new anatomical concepts that govern cardiac mechanics, represents a promising strategy of analysis of myocardial adaptations related to physical training in the context of post-infarction. We investigated the influence of aerobic training on physical capacity and on the evaluation parameters of left ventricular contraction mechanics in patients with myocardial infarction. Thirty-one patients (55.1 ± 8.9 years) who had myocardial infarction in the anterior wall were prospectively investigated in three groups: interval training group (ITG) (n = 10), moderate training group (MTG) n = 10) and control group (CG) (n = 10)...
April 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789575/tamoxifen-induced-knockdown-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-thy1-expressing-neurons-protects-mice-from-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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Matthew Nichols, Evgeny V Pavlov, George S Robertson
The mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) mediates high-capacity mitochondrial calcium uptake that stimulates energy production. However, excessive MCU activity can cause ischemic heart injury. To examine if the MCU is also involved in hypoxic/ischemic (HI) brain injury, we have generated conditional MCU knockout mice by tamoxifen (TMX) administration to adult MCU-floxed (MCUfl/fl ) mice expressing a construct encoding Thy1-cre/ERT2-eYFP. Relative to TMX/Thy1-cre/ERT2-eYFP controls, HI-induced sensorimotor deficits, forebrain neuron loss and mitochondrial damage were decreased for conditional MCU knockout mice...
May 22, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789265/the-physiological-and-perceptual-demands-of-running-on-a-curved-non-motorised-treadmill-implications-for-self-paced-training
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Patrick P J M Schoenmakers, Kate E Reed
OBJECTIVES: To compare physiological and perceptual response of running on a curved non-motorized treadmill (cNMT) with running on a motorized treadmill (MT), and to determine the running velocity at which a physiological response≥90% V˙O2 max was elicited. DESIGN & METHODS: 13 trained male runners (mean±SD; 36±11years, 1.80±0.06m, 70±4kg, V˙O2 max: 57.3±3.5 mLkg-1 min-1 ) performed an incremental running test on a MT to determine V˙O2 max and the accompanying maximum velocity (Vmax)...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788012/allograft-inflammatory-factor-1-mediates-macrophage-induced-impairment-of-insulin-signaling-in-adipocytes
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Jingqi Ren, Yaqiu Lin, Junni Tang, Hua Yue, Yanying Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF-1) is an inflammatory cytokine produced mainly by macrophages within human white adipose tissue. Its expression is increased in obese subjects and positively correlated with insulin resistance. The purpose of this study is to characterize the regulatory role of AIF-1 in insulin signaling of adipocyte. METHODS: AIF-1 was over-expressed via transfection of AIF-1 cDNA into murine RAW 264.7 macrophages, and the constitutive expression of AIF-1 was decreased via transfection of targeting siRNA...
May 18, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787247/enhanced-photogeneration-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-targeted-photothermal-therapy-of-c6-glioma-brain-cancer-cells-by-folate-conjugated-gold-photoactive-polymer-nanoparticles
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Jaber Keyvan Rad, Ali Reza Mahdavian, Samideh Khoei, Sakine Shirvalilou
Tumor-selective photodynamic therapy is a successful method for ablation of malignant and cancerous cells. Herein, we introduce the design and preparation of functionalized acrylic copolymer nanoparticles with spiropyran (SP) and imidazole groups through a facile semi-continuous emulsion polymerization. Then, Au3+ ions were immobilized and reduced on their surface to obtain photoresponsive gold-decorated polymer nanoparticles (PGPNPs). The prepared PGPNPs were surface-modified with folic acid as a site-specific tumor cell targeting agent and improve intracellular uptake via endocytosis...
May 22, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786630/effect-of-cadence-on-time-trial-performance-in-recreational-female-cyclists
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Patricia L Graham, Robert F Zoeller, Patrick L Jacobs, Michael A Whitehurst
Graham, PL, Zoeller, RF, Jacobs, PL, and Whitehurst, MA. Effect of cadence on time trial performance in recreational female cyclists. J Strength Cond Res 32(6): 1739-1744, 2018-The impact of pedaling cadence on cycling performance remains unresolved especially in female cyclists. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cadence on time trial (TT) performance in recreational female cyclists. Ten recreational female cyclists volunteered to participate in this study. Subjects performed 3 exercise sessions: 1 to assess peak oxygen uptake (V[Combining Dot Above]O2peak) and 2 TTs...
June 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785884/morphological-changes-and-myocardial-function-assessed-by-traditional-and-novel-echocardiographic-methods-in-preadolescent-athlete-s-heart
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Anders W Bjerring, Hege Ew Landgraff, Svein Leirstein, Anette Aaeng, Hamza Z Ansari, Jørg Saberniak, Klaus Murbræch, Henrik Bruun, Thomas M Stokke, Kristina H Haugaa, Jostein Hallén, Thor Edvardsen, Sebastian I Sarvari
Background Athlete's heart is a term used to describe the morphological and functional changes in the hearts of athletes. Recent studies suggest that these changes may occur even in preadolescent athletes. This study aims to improve our understanding of the changes occurring in the preadolescent athlete's heart. Design and methods Cardiac morphology and function in 76 preadolescent cross-country skiers (aged 12.1 ± 0.2 years) were compared with 25 age-matched non-competing preadolescents. Echocardiography was performed in all subjects, including 2D speckle-tracking strain echocardiography and 3D echocardiography...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785880/oxygen-uptake-and-muscle-activity-limitations-during-ascending-on-a-stair-machine
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Amitava Halder, Chuansi Gao, Michael Miller, Kalev Kuklane
This laboratory study examined human stair ascending capacity and constraining factors including legs' local muscle fatigue (LMF) and cardiorespiratory capacity. Twenty-five healthy volunteers, mean age 35.3 years, with maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max ) of 46.7 mL·min-1 ·kg-1 , and maximal heart rate of 190 bpm, ascended on a stair machine at 60% and 75% (3 min each), and 90% of VO2max (5 min or until exhaustion). The VO2 , HR and electromyography (EMG) of the leg muscles were measured. The average VO2highest reached 43...
May 22, 2018: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785512/efficacy-of-sports-club-activities-on-exercise-tolerance-among-japanese-middle-and-high-school-children-and-adolescents-after-fontan-procedure
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Yoshihiko Kodama, Kyoko Koga, Ayako Kuraoka, Yuichi Ishikawa, Makoto Nakamura, Koichi Sagawa, Shiro Ishikawa
The exercise tolerance of Fontan patients is poorer than that of healthy people. Some previous studies reported that exercise tolerance can be improved in this population by cardiac rehabilitation. This study aimed to determine the factors associated with peak oxygen uptake (VO2) and to subsequently clarify the correlation between participation in sports club activities and variables related to exercise tolerance. Cardiopulmonary exercise tests were performed by 115 Fontan patients aged between 6 and 20 years...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784766/green-algal-hydrogenase-activity-is-outcompeted-by-carbon-fixation-before-inactivation-by-oxygen-takes-place
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Yuval Milrad, Shira Schweitzer, Yael Feldman, Iftach Yacoby
Photoproduction of hydrogen by green algae is considered a transitory release valve of excess reducing power and a potential carbon-free source of sustainable energy. It is generally accepted that the transitory production of hydrogen is governed by fast inactivation of hydrogenase by oxygen. However, our data suggest that photosynthetic electron loss to competing processes, mainly carbon fixation, stops hydrogen production, supports hydrogen uptake and precedes the inevitable inactivation by oxygen. Here we show that when transitioning from dark anaerobiosis to light, hydrogen production ceases within 2 minutes, regardless of the presence of oxygen...
May 21, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783943/limited-effects-of-dysfunctional-macroautophagy-on-the-accumulation-of-extracellularly-derived-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-oligodendroglia-implications-for-msa-pathogenesis
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Lisa Fellner, Edith Buchinger, Dominik Brueck, Regina Irschick, Gregor K Wenning, Nadia Stefanova
BACKGROUND: The progressive neurodegenerative disorder multiple system atrophy (MSA) is characterized by α-synuclein-positive (oligodendro-) glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCIs). A connection between the abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein in GCIs and disease initiation and progression has been postulated. Mechanisms involved in the formation of GCIs are unclear. Abnormal uptake of α-synuclein from extracellular space, oligodendroglial overexpression of α-synuclein, and/or dysfunctional protein degradation including macroautophagy have all been discussed...
May 21, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783745/loading-of-indocyanine-green-within-polydopamine-coated-laponite-nanodisks-for-targeted-cancer-photothermal-and-photodynamic-therapy
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Fanli Xu, Mengxue Liu, Xin Li, Zhijuan Xiong, Xueyan Cao, Xiangyang Shi, Rui Guo
The combination of photothermal therapy (PTT) and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in cancer treatment has attracted much attention in recent years. However, developing highly efficient and targeted therapeutic nanoagents for amplifying PTT and PDT treatments remains challenging. In this work, we developed a novel photothermal and photodynamic therapeutic nanoplatform for treatment of cancer cells overexpressing integrin αv β₃ through the coating of polydopamine (PDA) on indocyanine green (ICG)-loaded laponite (LAP) and then further conjugating polyethylene glycol-arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (PEG-RGD) as targeted agents on the surface...
May 19, 2018: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783215/the-changes-of-some-bioregulators-and-gas-transmitters-in-patients-with-hypertonic-disease-under-the-influence-of-physical-loading
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Iryna S Dronyk, Ostap H Yavorsky, Olexandr Y Sklyarov
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Nowadays arterial hypertension is supposed to be a pathogenetic factor of numerous cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and 18% cases of the preterm death. Due to the data of the American Heart Association in 77% of patients, who had stroke, the arterial pressure overexceeded 140/90 mm Hg. In Ukraine, according to the epidemiologic study more than 1/3 of the population have increased arterial pressure. One of the extremely important aspects of struggle with CVD is diagnosis and prevention of hypertonic disease...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782279/-response-predictors-for-physical-training-hfref-patients
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V L Galenko, T A Lelyavina, M Y Sitnikova
PURPOSE: To identify different types and possible predictors of physical rehabilitation (PR) response in reduced ejection fraction heart failure (HFrEF) patients, selected on the basis of achievement the lactate threshold during cardiopulmonary exercising test (CPET). METHODS: 64 patients, chronic heart failure (CHF) NYHA II-III functional class were included in our study. Mean age 54±12,5 years, body mass index (BMI) 26,5±6,4 kg/m2, ejection fraction (EF) 26,4±1,4 %, NYHA II: III (67 %: 33 % patients)...
2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778861/multicenter-randomized-controlled-crossover-trial-comparing-hemodynamic-optimization-against-echocardiographic-optimization-of-av-and-vv-delay-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-the-bravo-trial
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Zachary I Whinnett, S M Afzal Sohaib, Mark Mason, Edward Duncan, Mark Tanner, David Lefroy, Mohamed Al-Obaidi, Sue Ellery, Francisco Leyva-Leon, Tim Betts, Mark Dayer, Paul Foley, Jon Swinburn, Martin Thomas, Raj Khiani, Tom Wong, Zaheer Yousef, Dominic Rogers, Paul R Kalra, Vignesh Dhileepan, Katherine March, James Howard, Andreas Kyriacou, Jamil Mayet, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Michael Frenneaux, Alun D Hughes, Darrel P Francis
OBJECTIVES: BRAVO (British Randomized Controlled Trial of AV and VV Optimization) is a multicenter, randomized, crossover, noninferiority trial comparing echocardiographic optimization of atrioventricular (AV) and interventricular delay with a noninvasive blood pressure method. BACKGROUND: Cardiac resynchronization therapy including AV delay optimization confers clinical benefit, but the optimization requires time and expertise to perform. METHODS: This study randomized patients to echocardiographic optimization or hemodynamic optimization using multiple-replicate beat-by-beat noninvasive blood pressure at baseline; after 6 months, participants were crossed over to the other optimization arm of the trial...
May 11, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778537/a-new-indanedione-derivative-alleviates-symptoms-of-diabetes-by-modulating-rage-nf-kappab-pathway-in-db-db-mice
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Gulnaz Khan, Meha Fatima Aftab, Bilquees Bano, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Munazza Murtaza, Sonia Siddiqui, M Hafizur Rehman, Rizwana Sanaullah Waraich
Accumulating evidence indicates that a number of tissues are damaged due to build-up of abnormal amount of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) in several diseases including diabetes. Currently AGE inhibitors are scarce in clinical use indicating a need for development of new anti-AGE agents. The aim of the current study is to identify the new AGE inhibitors and to decipher their mechanism of action for alleviating symptoms of diabetes in mice. Among several derivatives, one of the derivatives of indanedione, IDD-24 demonstrated highest inhibition of AGE formation and AGE mediated reactive oxygen species production in HepG-2 and mature 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775929/negative-impacts-of-elevated-nitrate-on-physiological-performance-are-not-exacerbated-by-low-ph
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Daniel F Gomez Isaza, Rebecca L Cramp, Craig E Franklin
Multiple environmental stressors, including nutrient effluents (i.e. nitrates [NO3 - ]) and altered pH regimes, influence the persistence of freshwater species in anthropogenically disturbed habitats. Independently, nitrate and low pH affect energy allocation by increasing maintenance costs and disrupting oxygen uptake, which ultimately results in impacts upon whole animal performance. However, the interaction between these two stressors has not been characterised. To address this, the effects of nitrate and pH and their interaction on aerobic scope and physiological performance were investigated in the blueclaw crayfish, Cherax destructor...
May 15, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
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