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Bryce N Balmain, Surendran Sabapathy, Ollie Jay, Julie Adsett, Glenn M Stewart, Rohan Jayasinghe, Norman R Morris
Upon heat exposure, the thermoregulatory system evokes reflex increases in sweating and skin blood flow responses to facilitate heat dissipation and maintain heat balance to prevent the continuing rise in core temperature. These heat dissipating responses are mediated primarily by autonomic and cardiovascular adjustments; which if attenuated, may compromise thermoregulatory control. In patients with heart failure (HF), the neurohumoral and cardiovascular dysfunction that underpins this condition may potentially impair thermoregulatory responses and, consequently, place these patients at a greater risk of heat-related illness...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407751/transcriptome-analysis-reveals-potential-mechanisms-underlying-differential-heart-development-in-fast-and-slow-growing-broilers-under-heat-stress
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Jibin Zhang, Carl J Schmidt, Susan J Lamont
BACKGROUND: Modern fast-growing broilers are susceptible to heart failure under heat stress because their relatively small hearts cannot meet increased need of blood pumping. To improve the cardiac tolerance to heat stress in modern broilers through breeding, we need to find the important genes and pathways that contribute to imbalanced cardiac development and frequent occurrence of heat-related heart dysfunction. Two broiler lines - Ross 708 and Illinois - were included in this study as a fast-growing model and a slow-growing model respectively...
April 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402626/a-combination-of-boron-nitride-nanotubes-and-cellulose-nanofibers-for-the-preparation-of-a-nanocomposite-with-high-thermal-conductivity
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Xiaoliang Zeng, Jiajia Sun, Yimin Yao, Rong Sun, Jian-Bin Xu, Ching-Ping Wong
With the current development of modern electronics toward miniaturization, high-degree integration and multifunctionalization, considerable heat is accumulated, which results in the thermal failure or even explosion of modern electronics. The thermal conductivity of materials has thus attracted much attention in modern electronics. Although polymer composites with enhanced thermal conductivity are expected to address this issue, achieving higher thermal conductivity (above 10 W m(-1) K(-1)) at filler loadings below 50...
April 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389753/the-role-of-hsp70-in-the-regulation-of-autophagy-in-gametogenesis-pregnancy-and-parturition
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Steven S Witkin, Tomi T Kanninen, Giovanni Sisti
Induction of the 70 kDa heat shock protein (hsp70) and autophagy are two major mechanisms that promote cell homeostasis during the rapid cell growth and differentiation characteristic of reproduction. Hsp70 insures proper assembly, conformation, and intracellular transport of nascent proteins. Autophagy removes from the cytoplasm proteins, other macromolecules, and organelles that are no longer functional or needed and recycles their components for synthesis of new products under nutritionally limiting conditions...
2017: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389749/the-unmysterious-roles-of-hsp90-ovarian-pathology-and-autoantibodies
#5
Eusebio S Pires
The heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a group of evolutionarily conserved proteins with important physiological functions, whose synthesis is enhanced by elevated temperature or other stresses. HSPs show high sequence homology between different species, from bacteria to humans. Despite the significant degree of evolutionary conservation, HSPs are highly immunogenic. Of the several HSPs, HSP90 is an abundant, constitutively expressed chaperone constituting around 1-2% of total cellular protein under non-stress conditions...
2017: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375717/optimization-of-a-plaque-neutralization-test-pnt-to-identify-the-exposure-history-of-pacific-herring-to-viral-hemorrhagic-septicemia-virus-vhsv
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Lucas M Hart, Ashley MacKenzie, Maureen K Purcell, Rachel L Powers, Paul K Hershberger
Methods for a plaque neutralization test (PNT) were optimized for the detection and quantification of viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) neutralizing activity in the plasma of Pacific Herring Clupea pallasii. The PNT was complement dependent, as neutralizing activity was attenuated by heat inactivation; further, neutralizing activity was mostly restored by the addition of exogenous complement from specific-pathogen-free Pacific Herring. Optimal methods included the overnight incubation of VHSV aliquots in serial dilutions (starting at 1:16) of whole test plasma containing endogenous complement...
June 2017: Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367140/transcriptomics-indicates-active-and-passive-metronidazole-resistance-mechanisms-in-three-seminal-giardia-lines
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Brendan R E Ansell, Louise Baker, Samantha J Emery, Malcolm J McConville, Staffan G Svärd, Robin B Gasser, Aaron R Jex
Giardia duodenalis is an intestinal parasite that causes 200-300 million episodes of diarrhoea annually. Metronidazole (Mtz) is a front-line anti-giardial, but treatment failure is common and clinical resistance has been demonstrated. Mtz is thought to be activated within the parasite by oxidoreductase enzymes, and to kill by causing oxidative damage. In G. duodenalis, Mtz resistance involves active and passive mechanisms. Relatively low activity of iron-sulfur binding proteins, namely pyruvate:ferredoxin oxidoreductase (PFOR), ferredoxins, and nitroreductase-1, enable resistant cells to passively avoid Mtz activation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357861/influence-of-the-hole-transporting-layer-on-the-thermal-stability-of-inverted-organic-photovoltaics-using-accelerated-heat-lifetime-protocols
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Felix Hermerschmidt, Achilleas Savva, Efthymios Georgiou, Sachetan M Tuladhar, James R Durrant, Iain McCulloch, Donal D C Bradley, Christoph J Brabec, Jenny Nelson, Stelios A Choulis
High power conversion efficiency (PCE) inverted organic photovoltaics (OPVs) usually use thermally evaporated MoO3 as a hole transporting layer (HTL). Despite the high PCE values reported, stability investigations are still limited and the exact degradation mechanisms of inverted OPVs using thermally evaporated MoO3 HTL remain unclear under different environmental stress factors. In this study, we monitor the accelerated lifetime performance of non-encapsulated inverted OPVs using thiophene-based active layer materials and evaporated MoO3 under the ISOS D-2 protocol (heat conditions 65 °C)...
March 30, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347790/key-conceptional-considerations-on-nebulization-of-antimicrobial-agents-to-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Jordi Rello, Jean Jacques Rouby, Candela Sole-Lleonart, Jean Chastre, Stijn Blot, Charles Edouard Luyt, Jordi Riera, Margreet C Vos, Antoine Monsel, Jayesh Dhanani, Jason A Roberts
Nebulized antibiotics have an established role in patients with cystic fibrosis or bronchiectasis. Their potential benefit to treat respiratory infections in mechanically ventilated patients is receiving increasing interest. In this Consensus Paper of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the body of evidence of the therapeutic utility of aerosolized antibiotics in mechanically ventilated patients was reviewed and resulted in the following recommendations: A. Vibrating mesh nebulizers should be preferred to jet or ultrasonic nebulizers; B...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345055/earthquake-rupture-below-the-brittle-ductile-transition-in-continental-lithospheric-mantle
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Germán A Prieto, Bérénice Froment, Chunquan Yu, Piero Poli, Rachel Abercrombie
Earthquakes deep in the continental lithosphere are rare and hard to interpret in our current understanding of temperature control on brittle failure. The recent lithospheric mantle earthquake with a moment magnitude of 4.8 at a depth of ~75 km in the Wyoming Craton was exceptionally well recorded and thus enabled us to probe the cause of these unusual earthquakes. On the basis of complete earthquake energy balance estimates using broadband waveforms and temperature estimates using surface heat flow and shear wave velocities, we argue that this earthquake occurred in response to ductile deformation at temperatures above 750°C...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330967/muscle-sympathetic-nerve-activity-response-to-heat-stress-is-attenuated-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Jian Cui, John Boehmer, Cheryl A Blaha, Lawrence I Sinoway
Heat stress evokes significant increases in muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) in healthy individuals. The MSNA response to heat stress in chronic heart failure (CHF) is unknown. We hypothesized that the MSNA response to heat stress is attenuated in CHF. Passive whole body heating was applied with water-perfused suits on 13 patients (61 ± 2 years) with stable class II-III CHF, 12 age-matched (62 ± 2 years) healthy subjects, and 14 young (24 ± 1 years) healthy subjects. Mild heating (i.e. increases in skin temperature ΔTsk ~2-4 °C, internal temperature ΔTcore <0...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319196/h-channels-in-embryonic-biomphalaria-glabrata-cell-membranes-putative-roles-in-snail-host-schistosome-interactions
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Brandon J Wright, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Timothy P Yoshino, Meyer B Jackson
The human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni causes intestinal schistosomiasis, a widespread neglected tropical disease. Infection of freshwater snails Biomphalaria spp. is an essential step in the transmission of S. mansoni to humans, although the physiological interactions between the parasite and its obligate snail host that determine success or failure are still poorly understood. In the present study, the B. glabrata embryonic (Bge) cell line, a widely used in vitro model for hemocyte-like activity, was used to investigate membrane properties, and assess the impact of larval transformation proteins (LTP) on identified ion channels...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303198/impacts-of-leaf-age-and-heat-stress-duration-on-photosynthetic-gas-exchange-and-foliar-nonstructural-carbohydrates-in-coffea-arabica
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Danielle E Marias, Frederick C Meinzer, Christopher Still
Given future climate predictions of increased temperature, and frequency and intensity of heat waves in the tropics, suitable habitat to grow ecologically, economically, and socially valuable Coffea arabica is severely threatened. We investigated how leaf age and heat stress duration impact recovery from heat stress in C. arabica. Treated plants were heated in a growth chamber at 49°C for 45 or 90 min. Physiological recovery was monitored in situ using gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence (the ratio of variable to maximum fluorescence, FV/FM), and leaf nonstructural carbohydrate (NSC) on mature and expanding leaves before and 2, 15, 25, and 50 days after treatment...
February 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295305/mitochondrial-ros-induced-erk1-2-activation-and-hsf2-mediated-at1-r-upregulation-are-required-for-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Chih-Yang Huang, Jia-Yi Chen, Chia-Hua Kuo, Pei-Ying Pai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Tung-Sheng Chen, Fu-Jen Tsai, V Vijaya Padma, Wei-Wen Kuo, Chih-Yang Huang
Doxorubicin (DOX), one useful chemotherapeutic agent, is limited in clinical use because of its serious cardiotoxicity. Growing evidence suggests that angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) have cardioprotective effects in DOX-induced cardiomyopathy. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying the action of ARBs on the prevention of DOX-induced cardiomyocyte cell death have yet to be investigated. Our results showed that angiotensin II receptor type I (AT1 R) plays a critical role in DOX-induced cardiomyocyte apoptosis...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291795/experimental-chronic-kidney-disease-attenuates-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-an-ex-vivo-rat-lung-model
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Chung-Kan Peng, Kun-Lun Huang, Chou-Chin Lan, Yu-Juei Hsu, Geng-Chin Wu, Chia-Hui Peng, Chin-Pyng Wu, Khee-Siang Chan
Lung ischemia reperfusion injury (LIRI) is one of important complications following lung transplant and cardiopulmonary bypass. Although patients on hemodialysis are still excluded as lung transplant donors because of the possible effects of renal failure on the lungs, increased organ demand has led us to evaluate the influence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) on LIRI. A CKD model was induced by feeding Sprague-Dawley rats an adenine-rich (0.75%) diet for 2, 4 and 6 weeks, and an isolated rat lung in situ model was used to evaluate ischemia reperfusion (IR)-induced acute lung injury...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279436/characterisation-of-nanovoiding-in-dental-porcelain-using-small-angle-neutron-scattering-and-transmission-electron-microscopy
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Alexander Lunt, Ann Terry, Siqi Ying, Nikolaos Baimpas, Tan Sui, Saurabh Kabra, Joe Kelleher, Stephen King, Neo Tee Khin, Alexander M Korsunsky
OBJECTIVES: Recent studies of the yttria partially stabilised zirconia-porcelain interface have revealed the presence of near-interface porcelain nanovoiding which reduces toughness and leads to component failure. One potential explanation for these nanoscale features is thermal creep which is induced by the combination of the residual stresses at the interface and sintering temperatures applied during manufacture. The present study provides improved understanding of this important phenomenon...
March 6, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275944/fine-tuning-of-actin-dynamics-by-the-hspb8-bag3-chaperone-complex-facilitates-cytokinesis-and-contributes-to-its-impact-on-cell-division
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Alice Anaïs Varlet, Margit Fuchs, Carole Luthold, Herman Lambert, Jacques Landry, Josée N Lavoie
The small heat shock protein HSPB8 and its co-chaperone BAG3 are proposed to regulate cytoskeletal proteostasis in response to mechanical signaling in muscle cells. Here, we show that in dividing cells, the HSPB8-BAG3 complex is instrumental to the accurate disassembly of the actin-based contractile ring during cytokinesis, a process required to allow abscission of daughter cells. Silencing of HSPB8 markedly decreased the mitotic levels of BAG3 in HeLa cells, supporting its crucial role in BAG3 mitotic functions...
March 8, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272544/maximum-power-game-as-a-physical-and-social-extension-of-classical-games
#18
Pilwon Kim
We consider an electric circuit in which the players participate as resistors and adjust their resistance in pursuit of individual maximum power. The maximum power game(MPG) becomes very complicated in a circuit which is indecomposable into serial/parallel components, yielding a nontrivial power distribution at equilibrium. Depending on the circuit topology, MPG covers a wide range of phenomena: from a social dilemma in which the whole group loses to a well-coordinated situation in which the individual pursuit of power promotes the collective outcomes...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262349/trends-in-heart-failure-hospitalizations-patient-characteristics-in-hospital-and-1-year-mortality-a-population-study-from-2000-to-2012-in-lombardy
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Maria Frigerio, Cristina Mazzali, Anna Maria Paganoni, Francesca Ieva, Pietro Barbieri, Mauro Maistrello, Ornella Agostoni, Cristina Masella, Simonetta Scalvini
BACKGROUND: This study was undertaken to evaluate trends in heat failure hospitalizations (HFHs) and 1-year mortality of HFH in Lombardy, the largest Italian region, from 2000 to 2012. METHODS: Hospital discharge forms with HF-related ICD-9 CM codes collected from 2000 to 2012 by the regional healthcare service (n=699797 in 370538 adult patients), were analyzed with respect to in-hospital and 1-year mortality; Group (G) 1 included most acute HF episodes with primary cardiac diagnosis (70%); G2 included cardiomyopathies without acute HF codes (17%); and G3 included non-cardiac conditions with HF as secondary diagnosis (13%)...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260156/attention-and-pain-are-auditory-distractors-special
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Page Sloan, Mark Hollins
It is well established that manipulations of attention and emotional state can modulate pain. Some researchers have used olfactory or visual distractors to manipulate these factors in combination, and have found that attention and emotion have different effects on pain intensity and unpleasantness. Specifically, distraction from pain was found to markedly reduce its intensity while having little effect on its unpleasantness. Other evidence indicates, however, that the strength of intermodal attentional shifts depends on the specific modalities involved, with auditory-somesthetic shifts being relatively weak...
March 4, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
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