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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148977/the-role-of-micrornas-in-chronic-respiratory-disease-recent-insights
#1
Lindsay R Stolzenburg, Ann Harris
Chronic respiratory diseases encompass a group of diverse conditions affecting the airways, which all impair lung function over time. They include cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and asthma, which together affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), a class of small non-coding RNAs involved in post-transcriptional gene repression, are now recognized as major regulators in the development and progression of chronic lung disease. Alterations in miRNA abundance occur in lung tissue, inflammatory cells, and freely circulating in blood and are thought to function both as drivers and modifiers of disease...
November 27, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145787/pneumocystosis-in-dogs-meta-analysis-of-43-published-cases-including-clinical-signs-diagnostic-procedures-and-treatment
#2
Christiane Weissenbacher-Lang, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger, Abigail Guija-De-Arespacochaga, Andrea Klang, Herbert Weissenböck, Frank Künzel
We evaluated 43 published cases of dogs with confirmed Pneumocystis infection regarding the value of clinical parameters indicating the presence of the disease as well as tools for the detection of the pathogen. The assessed parameters included clinical signs, laboratory findings, results of thoracic radiography, autopsy, histopathology, methods for the detection of Pneumocystis, as well as medical therapy. Pneumocystosis was diagnosed most often in certain breeds (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Dachshund) with a predisposition for impaired immunity...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144565/rethinking-status-dystonicus
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REVIEW
Marta Ruiz-Lopez, Alfonso Fasano
Status dystonicus is a movement disorder emergency that has been a source of controversy in terms of terminology, phenomenology, and management since it was first described in 1982. Here we argue that the current use of the term status dystonicus falls well short of the precision needed for either clinical or academic use. We performed a critical review on this topic, describing possible pathophysiological mechanisms and areas of uncertainties. This review also addresses the problems derived by the extreme clinical heterogeneity of this condition, as the lack of an objective criterion useful for the definition, or the fact that status dystonicus may present not only in the context of a known dystonic syndrome...
November 16, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143358/melatonin-improves-survival-and-respiratory-activity-of-yeast-cells-challenged-by-alpha-synuclein-and-menadione
#4
Mariana A Zampol, Mario H Barros
One of the hallmarks of Parkinson disease is α-synuclein aggregate deposition that leads to ER stress, Golgi fragmentation, and impaired energy metabolism with consequent redox imbalance. In the last decade, many studies have used Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model in order to explore the intracellular consequences of α-synuclein overexpression. In this study we propose to evaluate the respiratory outcome of yeast cells expressing α-synuclein. Cell viability, or growth on selective media for respiratory activity was mainly affected in the α-synuclein expressing cells if they were also treated with menadione, which stimulates ROS production...
November 16, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140951/platelet-aggregation-after-blunt-trauma-is-associated-with-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-and-altered-by-cigarette-smoke-exposure
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Farzad Moazed, Carolyn Hendrickson, Mary Nelson, Amanda Conroy, Mitchell J Cohen, Carolyn S Calfee
BACKGROUND: The risk of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is increased in passive and active smokers after blunt trauma. However, the mechanisms responsible, including the role of platelet aggregation, for this association are unknown. METHODS: We analyzed 215 patients with severe blunt trauma from a prospective observational cohort at a Level 1 trauma center between 2010 - 2015. Subjects underwent impedance-based platelet aggregometry in response to platelet agonists arachidonic acid (ASPI), adenosine diphosphate (ADP), collagen (COL) and thrombin receptor activating peptide-6 (TRAP)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138968/mitochondrial-dysfunctions-contribute-to-energy-deficits-in-rodent-model-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
#6
Saurabh Dhanda, Aditya Sunkaria, Avishek Halder, Rajat Sandhir
Perturbations in the cerebral energy metabolism are anticipated to be an important factor by which ammonia may exert its toxic effects on the central nervous system. The present study was designed to investigate the role of impaired mitochondrial functions and cerebral energy metabolism in the development hepatic encephalopathy (HE) induced by of bile duct ligation (BDL). After four weeks of BDL, a significant increase in hepatic hydroxyproline and collagen content was observed which confirmed biliary fibrosis...
November 14, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138672/testosterone-upregulates-the-expression-of-mitochondrial-nd1-and-nd4-and-alleviates-the-oxidative-damage-to-the-nigrostriatal-dopaminergic-system-in-orchiectomized-rats
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Wensheng Yan, Yunxiao Kang, Xiaoming Ji, Shuangcheng Li, Yingkun Li, Guoliang Zhang, Huixian Cui, Geming Shi
Testosterone deficiency, as a potential risk factor for aging and aging-related neurodegenerative disorders, might induce mitochondrial dysfunction and facilitate the declines of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system by exacerbating the mitochondrial defects and increasing the oxidative damage. Thus, how testosterone levels influence the mitochondrial function in the substantia nigra was investigated in the study. The present studies showed that testosterone deficiency impaired the mitochondrial function in the substantia nigra and induced the oxidative damage to the substantia nigra as well as the deficits in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic system...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137117/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-proteomics-literature-on-the-response-of-human-skeletal-muscle-to-obesity-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-t2dm-versus-exercise-training
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REVIEW
Kanchana Srisawat, Sam O Shepherd, Paulo J Lisboa, Jatin G Burniston
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of proteomics literature that reports human skeletal muscle responses in the context of either pathological decline associated with obesity/T2DM and physiological adaptations to exercise training. Literature was collected from PubMed and DOAJ databases following PRISMA guidelines using the search terms 'proteom*', and 'skeletal muscle' combined with either 'obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance' or 'exercise, training'. Eleven studies were included in the systematic review, and meta-analysis was performed on a sub-set (four studies) of the reviewed literature that reported the necessary primary data...
November 11, 2017: Proteomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133864/effects-of-microgravity-on-osteoblast-mitochondria-a-proteomic-and-metabolomics-profile
#9
Anna Michaletti, Magda Gioia, Umberto Tarantino, Lello Zolla
The response of human primary osteoblasts exposed to simulated microgravity has been investigated and analysis of metabolomic and proteomic profiles demonstrated a prominent dysregulation of mitochondrion homeostasis. Gravitational unloading treatment induced a decrease in mitochondrial proteins, mainly affecting efficiency of the respiratory chain. Metabolomic analysis revealed that microgravity influenced several metabolic pathways; stimulating glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathways, while the Krebs cycle was interrupted at succinate-fumarate transformation...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132536/effects-of-acute-hyperinsulinemia-on-skeletal-muscle-mitochondrial-function-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-metabolism-in-premenopausal-women
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Jonathan L Warren, Sule Bulur, Fernando Ovalle, Samuel T Windham, Barbara A Gower, Gordon Fisher
BACKGROUND: Acute metabolic demands that promote excessive and/or prolonged reactive oxygen species production may stimulate changes in mitochondrial oxidative capacity. PURPOSE: To assess changes in skeletal muscle H2O2 production, mitochondrial function, and expression of genes at the mRNA and protein levels regulating energy metabolism and mitochondrial dynamics following a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp in a cohort of 11 healthy premenopausal women. METHODS: Skeletal muscle biopsies of the vastus lateralis were taken at baseline and immediately following the conclusion of a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp...
December 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129736/role-of-d-galactose-induced-brain-aging-and-its-potential-used-for-therapeutic-interventions
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REVIEW
Thazin-Shwe, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C Chattipakorn
Aging is a phenomenon that all living organisms inevitably face. Every year, 9.9million people, globally, suffer from dementia, an indicator of the aging brain. Brain aging is significantly associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. This is characterized by a decrease in the activity of respiratory chain enzymes and ATP production, and increased free radical generation, mitochondrial deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) mutations, and impaired mitochondrial structures. To get a better understanding of aging and to prevent its effects on many organs, chronic systemic administration of D-galactose was used to artificially create brain senescence in animal models and established to be beneficial for studies of anti-aging therapeutic interventions...
November 9, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129487/-evaluation-of-dysphagia-results-after-one-year-of-incorporating-videofluoroscopy-into-its-study-introduction
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Ruth García Romero, Ignacio Ros Arnal, María José Romea Montañés, José Antonio López Calahorra, Cristina Gutiérrez Alonso, Beatriz Izquierdo Hernández, Carlos Martín de Vicente
INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is very common in children with neurological disabilities. These patients usually suffer from respiratory and nutritional problems. The videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) is the most recommended test to evaluate dysphagia, as it shows the real situation during swallowing. OBJECTIVES: To analyse the results obtained in our centre after one year of the implementation of VFSS, the clinical improvement after confirmation, and the prescription of an individualised treatment for the patients affected...
November 9, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128553/pediatric-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-patients-who-survive-critical-illness-frequently-have-significant-but-recoverable-decline-in-functional-status
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M S Zinter, R Holubkov, M A Steurer, C C Dvorak, C N Duncan, A Sapru, R F Tamburro, P S McQuillen, M M Pollack
BACKGROUND: The number of pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) patients who survive pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission is increasing, yet little is known about their functional morbidity after PICU discharge. We hypothesized that relative to controls, pediatric HCT patients who survive PICU admission would have greater rates of new functional morbidity at the time of PICU discharge, and only a minority of these patients would return to their functional baseline by the end of the hospitalization...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128525/respiratory-rehabilitation-in-multiple-sclerosis-a-narrative-review-of-rehabilitation-techniques
#14
REVIEW
J Levy, H Prigent, D Bensmail
BACKGROUND: Respiratory disorders in multiple sclerosis (MS) are an important issue. They can occur early during the course of the disease, are associated with the neurological impairment, and can lead to pneumonia and respiratory failure, which are the main causes of death in advanced MS. Prevailing impaired expiratory muscles and cough abilities has been demonstrated in this population and might constitute a specific target for rehabilitation interventions. However, international guidelines lack recommendations regarding respiratory rehabilitation in MS...
November 8, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128319/a-proteomic-investigation-into-mechanisms-underpinning-corticosteroid-effects-on-neural-stem-cells
#15
Rawaa S Al-Mayyahi, Luke D Sterio, Joanne B Connolly, Christopher F Adams, Wa'il A Al-Tumah, Jon Sen, Richard D Emes, Sarah R Hart, Divya M Chari
Corticosteroids (CSs) are widely used clinically, for example in pediatric respiratory distress syndrome, and immunosuppression to prevent rejection of stem cell transplant populations in neural cell therapy. However, such treatment can be associated with adverse effects such as impaired neurogenesis and myelination, and increased risk of cerebral palsy. There is increasing evidence that CSs can adversely influence key biological properties of neural stem cells (NSCs) but the molecular mechanisms underpinning such effects are largely unknown...
November 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128160/prone-sleeping-position-in-infancy-implications-for-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-function
#16
REVIEW
Kelsee L Shepherd, Stephanie R Yiallourou, Rosemary S C Horne, Flora Y Wong
Advances in neonatal care have improved the survival rates of preterm infants, however, the likelihood of brain injury and neurodevelopmental disability remains a significant problem. Whilst the etiology of preterm brain injury is complex, impairments in the cardio- and cerebro-vascular function have been implicated. During infancy, sleep is vital for brain development. However, instabilities in cardio- and cerebro-vascular function are most marked during sleep. Sleeping position is an important part of a safe sleeping environment...
October 13, 2017: Sleep Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126455/micrognathia-with-temporomandibular-joint-ankylosis-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-treated-with-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis-using-skeletal-anchorage-a-case-report
#17
Hiroshi Tomonari, Hiroko Takada, Tomofumi Hamada, Sangho Kwon, Tsuyoshi Sugiura, Shouichi Miyawaki
BACKGROUND: We describe the case of a 16-year-old female patient with micrognathia, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis, and obstructive sleep apnea, who was treated with mandibular distraction osteogenesis (DO) combined with sliding genioplasty, using skeletal anchorage. CASE PRESENTATION: We first performed interpositional arthroplasty, in which an interposition of fascia temporalis and surrounding fat tissue was inserted into the defect after bilateral condylectomy, increasing the maximum mouth opening from 5...
November 10, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125827/early-cerebellar-deficits-in-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-respiratory-chain-complexes-in-the-kiko-mouse-model-of-friedreich-ataxia
#18
Hong Lin, Jordi Magrane, Amy Rattelle, Anna Stepanova, Alexander Galkin, Elisia M Clark, Yi Na Dong, Sarah M Halawani, David R Lynch
Friedreich ataxia (FRDA), the most common recessive inherited ataxia, results from deficiency of frataxin, a small mitochondrial protein crucial for iron-sulphur cluster formation and ATP production. Frataxin deficiency is associated with mitochondrial dysfunction in FRDA patients and animal models; however, early mitochondrial pathology in FRDA cerebellum remains elusive. Using frataxin knock-in/knockout (KIKO) mice and KIKO mice carrying the mitoDendra transgene, we show early cerebellar deficits in mitochondrial biogenesis and respiratory chain complexes in this FRDA model...
November 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124521/successful-peritoneal-dialysis-using-a-percutaneous-tube-for-peritoneal-drainage-in-an-extremely-low-birth-weight-infant-a-case-report
#19
Satoshi Yokoyama, Takayuki Nukada, Yuka Ikeda, Shigeto Hara, Akira Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury (AKI) of newborns has been performed safely. AKI occurs in 8 to 24% of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Although PD has only been used occasionally in ELBW infants, prognosis is poor for ELBW infants with AKI. Several reports have described successful PD in these infants, but no guideline-based evidence concerning indications for renal replacement therapy in ELBW infants are currently available. Here, we report on our experience with PD in an ELBW infant with AKI resulting from septic shock...
November 9, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121325/basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-protects-against-influenza-a-virus-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-recruiting-neutrophils
#20
Keyu Wang, Chengcai Lai, Tieling Li, Cheng Wang, Wei Wang, Bing Ni, Changqing Bai, Shaogeng Zhang, Lina Han, Hongjing Gu, Zhongpeng Zhao, Yueqiang Duan, Xiaolan Yang, Li Xing, Lingna Zhao, Shanshan Zhou, Min Xia, Chengyu Jiang, Xiliang Wang, Penghui Yang
Influenza virus (IAV) infection is a major cause of severe respiratory illness that affects almost every country in the world. IAV infections result in respiratory illness and even acute lung injury and death, but the underlying mechanisms responsible for IAV pathogenesis have not yet been fully elucidated. In this study, the basic fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) level was markedly increased in H1N1 virus-infected humans and mice. FGF2, which is predominately derived from epithelial cells, recruits and activates neutrophils via the FGFR2-PI3K-AKT-NFκB signaling pathway...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
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