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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351515/understanding-key-mechanisms-of-exercise-induced-cardiac-protection-to-mitigate-disease-current-knowledge-and-emerging-concepts
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Bianca C Bernardo, Jenny Y Y Ooi, Kate L Weeks, Natalie L Patterson, Julie R McMullen
The benefits of exercise on the heart are well recognized, and clinical studies have demonstrated that exercise is an intervention that can improve cardiac function in heart failure patients. This has led to significant research into understanding the key mechanisms responsible for exercise-induced cardiac protection. Here, we summarize molecular mechanisms that regulate exercise-induced cardiac myocyte growth and proliferation. We discuss in detail the effects of exercise on other cardiac cells, organelles, and systems that have received less or little attention and require further investigation...
January 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338093/longitudinal-profiles-of-metabolism-and-bioenergetics-associated-with-innate-immune-hormonal-inflammatory-responses-and-amino-acid-kinetics-in-severe-sepsis-and-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-in-children
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Anna Maria Spanaki, Theonymfi Tavladaki, Helen Dimitriou, Andrey V Kozlov, J Catharina Duvigneau, Eftychia Meleti, Adelheid Weidinger, Evangelos Papakonstantinou, George Briassoulis
BACKGROUND: Experimental data indicate that sepsis influences the mitochondrial function and metabolism. We aim to investigate longitudinal bioenergetic, metabolic, hormonal, amino-acid, and innate immunity changes in children with sepsis. METHODS: Sixty-eight children (sepsis, 18; systemic inflammatory response syndrome [SIRS], 23; healthy controls, 27) were enrolled. Plasma amino acids were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); flow-cytometry expressed as mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of heat shock protein (HSP) levels from monocytes (m) and neutrophils (n); resistin, adiponectin, and extracellular (e) HSPs evaluated by ELISA; ATP levels in white blood cells by luciferase luminescent assay; lipid peroxidation products (TBARS) by colorimetric test; nitrite and nitrate levels by chemiluminescent assay; biliverdin reductase (BVR) activity by enzymatic assay; and energy-expenditure (EE) by E-COVX...
January 16, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337881/effects-of-polypropylene-orientation-on-mechanical-and-heat-seal-properties-of-polymer-aluminum-polymer-composite-films-for-pouch-lithium-ion-batteries
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Fangxinyu Zeng, Jinyao Chen, Feng Yang, Jian Kang, Ya Cao, Ming Xiang
In this study, polyamide-aluminum foil-polypropylene (PA-Al-PP) composite films with different orientation status of the PP layer were prepared, and their morphology, tensile, peeling and heat seal behavior were studied. The comparative study of tensile and fracture behaviors of single-layer film of PA, Al and PP, as well as the composite films of PA-Al, PP-Al and PA-Al-PP revealed that in PA-Al-PP composite film, the PA layer with the highest tensile strength can share the tensile stress from the Al layer during stretching, while the PP layer with the lowest tensile strength can prevent further development of the small cracks on boundary of the Al layer during stretching...
January 16, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332950/microwave-evaluation-of-electromigration-susceptibility-in-advanced-interconnects
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Christopher E Sunday, Dmitry Veksler, Kin C Cheung, Yaw S Obeng
Traditional metrology has been unable to adequately address the needs of the emerging integrated circuits (ICs) at the nano scale; thus, new metrology and techniques are needed. For example, the reliability challenges in fabrication need to be well understood and controlled to facilitate mass production of through-substrate-via (TSV) enabled three-dimensional integrated circuits (3D-ICs). This requires new approaches to the metrology. In this paper, we use the microwave propagation characteristics to study the reliability issues that precede the physical damage caused by electromigration in the Cu-filled TSVs...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327386/self-healing-of-a-confined-phase-change-memory-device-with-a-metallic-surfactant-layer
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Yujun Xie, Wanki Kim, Yerin Kim, Sangbum Kim, Jemima Gonsalves, Matthew BrightSky, Chung Lam, Yu Zhu, Judy J Cha
Understanding and possibly recovering from the failure mechanisms of phase change memories (PCMs) are critical to improving their cycle life. Extensive electrical testing and postfailure electron microscopy analysis have shown that stuck-set failure can be recovered. Here, self-healing of novel confined PCM devices is directly shown by controlling the electromigration of the phase change material at the nanoscale. In contrast to the current mushroom PCM, the confined PCM has a metallic surfactant layer, which enables effective Joule heating to control the phase change material even in the presence of a large void...
January 12, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323200/heat-transfer-enhancement-during-water-and-hydrocarbon-condensation-on-lubricant-infused-surfaces
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Daniel J Preston, Zhengmao Lu, Youngsup Song, Yajing Zhao, Kyle L Wilke, Dion S Antao, Marcel Louis, Evelyn N Wang
Vapor condensation is routinely used as an effective means of transferring heat or separating fluids. Dropwise condensation, where discrete droplets form on the condenser surface, offers a potential improvement in heat transfer of up to an order of magnitude compared to filmwise condensation, where a liquid film covers the surface. Low surface tension fluid condensates such as hydrocarbons pose a unique challenge since typical hydrophobic condenser coatings used to promote dropwise condensation of water often do not repel fluids with lower surface tensions...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306534/low-environmental-temperature-influences-the-fatigue-resistance-of-nickel-titanium-files
#7
Ya Shen, Xiangya Huang, Zhejun Wang, Xi Wei, Markus Haapasalo
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of different temperatures (0°C, 10°C, 22°C, 37°C, and 60°C) on the cyclic fatigue life of nickel-titanium (NiTi) files using a new fatigue test model in zirconium oxide. METHODS: Three superelastic NiTi files (EndoSequence [Brasseler USA, Savannah, GA], ProFile [Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties, Tulsa, OK], and K3 [SybronEndo, Orange, CA]), and 3 heat-treated (K3XF [SybronEndo], Vortex [Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties], and HyFlex CM [Coltene-Whaledent, Allstetten, Switzerland]) NiTi files, all size 25/...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298905/gliotransmission-beyond-black-and-white
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Iaroslav Savtchouk, Andrea Volterra
Astrocytes are highly complex cells with many emerging putative roles in brain function. Of these, gliotransmission (active information transfer from glia to neurons) has probably the widest implications on our understanding of how the brain works: do astrocytes really contribute to information processing within the neural circuitry? "Positive evidence" for this stems from work of multiple laboratories reporting many examples of modulatory chemical signaling from astrocytes to neurons in the timeframe of hundreds of milliseconds to several minutes...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296843/the-severe-phenotype-of-diamond-blackfan-anemia-is-modulated-by-heat-shock-protein-70
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Marc Gastou, Sarah Rio, Michaël Dussiot, Narjesse Karboul, Hélène Moniz, Thierry Leblanc, Margaux Sevin, Patrick Gonin, Jérome Larghéro, Carmen Garrido, Anupama Narla, Narla Mohandas, William Vainchenker, Olivier Hermine, Eric Solary, Lydie Da Costa
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a rare congenital bone marrow failure syndrome that exhibits an erythroid-specific phenotype. In at least 70% of cases, DBA is related to a haploinsufficient germ line mutation in a ribosomal protein (RP) gene. Additional cases have been associated with mutations in GATA1. We have previously established that the RPL11+/Mut phenotype is more severe than RPS19+/Mut phenotype because of delayed erythroid differentiation and increased apoptosis of RPL11+/Mut erythroid progenitors...
October 10, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286382/laser-heating-and-radiance-spectrometry-for-the-study-of-nuclear-materials-in-conditions-simulating-a-nuclear-power-plant-accident
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Dario Manara, Luca Soldi, Sara Mastromarino, Kostantinos Boboridis, Davide Robba, Luka Vlahovic, Rudy Konings
Major and severe accidents have occurred three times in nuclear power plants (NPPs), at Three Mile Island (USA, 1979), Chernobyl (former USSR, 1986) and Fukushima (Japan, 2011). Research on the causes, dynamics, and consequences of these mishaps has been performed in a few laboratories worldwide in the last three decades. Common goals of such research activities are: the prevention of these kinds of accidents, both in existing and potential new nuclear power plants; the minimization of their eventual consequences; and ultimately, a full understanding of the real risks connected with NPPs...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286136/proteomic-investigation-of-the-effects-of-preimplantation-factor-on-human-embryo-implantation
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Min Yang, Yixuan Yang, Sha She, Sanglin Li
Despite the use of adjuvant therapies, the cumulative proportion of live births remains at ~40%. Accumulating data show that low pregnancy rates, even in the presence of high fertility rates, are due to implantation failure. The present study aimed to identify and construct a profile of proteins that react with preimplantation factor (PIF) and to provide an understanding into the molecular mechanisms by which PIF promotes trophoblast invasion. Cytoplasmic proteins were immunoprecipitated with biotin‑labeled synthetic PIF or intralipid and scrambled PIF (PIFscr)...
December 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235299/-prescription-regularity-of-famous-veteran-traditional-chinese-medicine-doctor-yu-guoyou-for-treating-gastrointestinal-failure-based-ondata-mining
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Qing Wang, Yi-Lian Chen, Guo-Lin Wu, Fu-Lin Xiong, Guo-You Yu
Gastrointestinal failure is a kind of severe systemic inflammatory response, and often complicated with multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine have a better curative effect in treating it. This study collected the famous veteran TCM physician Yu Guoyou's 175 prescriptions for treating 89 cases of gastrointestinal failure, calculated the frequency of traditional Chinese medicines and their categories, and analyzed the medication regularity with system clustering method, so as to summarize Yu's frequently used drugs and prescriptions...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234032/heat-failure-phenotypes-induced-by-knockdown-of-dapit-in-zebrafish-a-new-insight-into-mechanism-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Yoji Nagata, Masakazu Yamagishi, Tetsuo Konno, Chiaki Nakanishi, Yoshihiro Asano, Shin Ito, Yuri Nakajima, Osamu Seguchi, Noboru Fujino, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Seiji Takashima, Masafumi Kitakaze, Kenshi Hayashi
The pathogenesis of heart failure associated with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) may result in part from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) dysregulation in the myocardium. Under these conditions, diabetes-associated protein in insulin-sensitive tissue (DAPIT), which is encoded by the upregulated during skeletal muscle growth 5 (USMG5) gene, plays a crucial role in energy production by mitochondrial ATP synthase. To determine whether USMG5 is related to the development of heart failure, we performed clinical and experimental studies...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209330/the-enigma-of-heat-shock-proteins-in-immune-tolerance
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REVIEW
Willem van Eden, Manon A A Jansen, Irene Ludwig, Peter van Kooten, Ruurd van der Zee, Femke Broere
The fundamental problem of autoimmune diseases is the failure of the immune system to downregulate its own potentially dangerous cells, which leads to destruction of tissue expressing the relevant autoantigens. Current immunosuppressive therapies offer relief but fail to restore the basic condition of self-tolerance. They do not induce long-term physiological regulation resulting in medication-free disease remissions. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) have shown to possess the capacity of inducing lasting protective immune responses in models of experimental autoimmune diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205169/potential-for-thermal-damage-to-the-blood-brain-barrier-during-craniotomy-procedure-implications-for-intracortical-recording-microelectrodes
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Andrew Shoffstall, Jennifer Paiz, David Miller, Griffin Rial, Mitchell Willis, Dhariyat Menendez, Stephen Hostler, Jeffrey R Capadona
Our objective was to determine how readily blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption occurred as a result of bone drilling during a craniotomy to implant microelectrodes in rat cortex. While the phenomenon of heat production during bone-drilling is well-known, practices to evade damage to the underlying brain tissue are inconsistently practiced and reported in the literature. Approach: We conducted a review of intracortical microelectrode literature to summarize typical approaches to mitigate drill heating during rodent craniotomies...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203715/the-role-of-heat-shock-proteins-and-co-chaperones-in-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Mark J Ranek, Marisa J Stachowski, Jonathan A Kirk, Monte S Willis
The ongoing contractile and metabolic demands of the heart require a tight control over protein quality control, including the maintenance of protein folding, turnover and synthesis. In heart disease, increases in mechanical and oxidative stresses, post-translational modifications (e.g., phosphorylation), for example, decrease protein stability to favour misfolding in myocardial infarction, heart failure or ageing. These misfolded proteins are toxic to cardiomyocytes, directly contributing to the common accumulation found in human heart failure...
January 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194125/nav1-7-and-pain-contribution-of-peripheral-nerves
#17
Tal Hoffmann, Ohad Sharon, Jürgen Wittmann, Richard W Carr, Alina Vyshnevska, Roberto De, Mohammed A Nassar, Peter W Reeh, Christian Weidner
The sodium channel NaV1.7 contributes to action potential generation and propagation. Loss-of-function mutations in patients lead to congenital indifference to pain, though it remains unclear where on the way from sensory terminals to CNS the signalling is disrupted. We confirm that conditional deletion of NaV1.7 in advillin expressing sensory neurons leads to impaired heat and mechanical nociception in behavioural tests. With single-fiber recordings from isolated skin we found (1) a significantly lower prevalence of heat responsiveness to in normally mechanosensitive C-fibers, although (2) the rare heat responses appeared quite vigorous and (3) heat-induced CGRP release was normal...
November 24, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180262/inhibition-of-hsf2-sumoylation-via-mel18-upregulates-igf-iir-and-leads-to-hypertension-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#18
Chih-Yang Huang, Chia-Hua Kuo, Pei-Ying Pai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Yueh-Min Lin, Ray-Jade Chen, Fuu-Jen Tsai, V Vijaya Padma, Wei-Wen Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Cardiac hypertrophy is a major characteristic of early-stage hypertension-related heart failure. We have found that the insulin-like growth factor receptor II (IGF-IIR) signaling was critical for hypertensive angiotensin II-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and apoptosis. Moreover, this IGF-IIR signaling was elegantly modulated by the heat shock transcription factors (HSFs) during heart failure. However, the detailed mechanism by which HSFs regulates IGF-IIR during hypertension-induced cardiac hypertrophy remains elusive...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171841/verification-of-electronic-device-technology-for-measurement-and-evaluation-of-thermal-exposure-of-fire-fighters-and-members-of-rescue-teams
#19
Šárka Bernatíková, Hana Tomášková, Marek Bužga, Zdeněk Jirák, Petr Novák, Ján Babjak, Tomáš Kot, Václav Krys, Ladislav Jánošík
BACKGROUND: The work of members of rescue teams could be associated with very high physical and thermal loads. If not timely interrupted, any extreme labour-thermal load may lead to a failure of the body and fatal collapse. This risk may be significantly reduced by devices that monitor the response of the body during the intervention and inform rescuers about the need to interrupt the exposure when the critical value of the reference indicator is achieved. The aim of the study was to test the correlation between the data of the newly developed device for signaling the strain of rescuers and the indicators of physiological response of the body...
November 24, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160225/phosphatidylserine-targeted-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-for-photothermal-ablation-of-bladder-cancer
#20
Needa A Virani, Carole Davis, Patrick McKernan, Paul Hauser, Robert E Hurst, Joel Slaton, Ricardo P Silvy, Daniel E Resasco, Roger G Harrison
Bladder cancer has a 60-70% recurrence rate most likely due to residual tumour left behind after a transurethral resection (TUR). Failure to completely resect the cancer can lead to recurrence and progression into higher grade tumours with metastatic potential. We present here a novel therapy to treat superficial tumours with the potential to decrease recurrence. The therapy is a heat-based approach in which bladder tumour specific single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are delivered intravesically at a very low dose (0...
November 21, 2017: Nanotechnology
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