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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449121/tri-directional-anaphases-as-a-novel-chromosome-segregation-defect-in-human-oocytes
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Jenna Haverfield, Nicola L Dean, Diana Nöel, Gaudeline Rémillard-Labrosse, Veronique Paradis, Isaac-Jacques Kadoch, Greg FitzHarris
STUDY QUESTION: What are the chromosome segregation errors in human oocyte meiosis-I that may underlie oocyte aneuploidy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Multiple modes of chromosome segregation error were observed, including tri-directional anaphases, which we attribute to loss of bipolar spindle structure at anaphase-I. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Oocyte aneuploidy is common and associated with infertility, but mechanistic information on the chromosome segregation errors underlying these defects is scarce...
April 25, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445874/erythropoietin-treatment-exacerbates-moderate-injury-after-hypoxia-ischemia-in-neonatal-superoxide-dismutase-transgenic-mice
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R Ann Sheldon, Christine Windsor, Byong Sop Lee, Olatz Arteaga Cabeza, Donna M Ferriero
The neonatal brain is highly susceptible to oxidative stress as developing endogenous antioxidant mechanisms are overwhelmed. In the neonate, superoxide dismutase (SOD) overexpression worsens hypoxic-ischemic injury due to H2O2 accumulation in the brain. Erythropoietin (EPO) is upregulated in 2 phases after HI, early (4 h) and late (7 days), and exogenous EPO has been effective in reducing the injury, possibly through reducing oxidative stress. We hypothesized that exogenous EPO would limit injury from excess H2O2 seen in SOD1-overexpressing mice, and thus enhance recovery after HI...
April 27, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444833/chronic-stress-induced-mechanical-hyperalgesia-is-controlled-by-capsaicin-sensitive-neurones-in-the-mouse
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B Scheich, P Vincze, É Szőke, É Borbély, Á Hunyady, J Szolcsányi, Á Dénes, Zs Környei, B Gaszner, Zs Helyes
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies demonstrated peripheral nociceptor deficit in stress-related chronic pain states, such as fibromyalgia. The interactions of stress and nociceptive systems have special relevance in chronic pain, but the underlying mechanisms including the role of specific nociceptor populations remain unknown. We investigated the role of capsaicin-sensitive neurones in chronic stress-related nociceptive changes. METHOD: Capsaicin-sensitive neurones were desensitized by the capsaicin analogue resiniferatoxin (RTX) in CD1 mice...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443536/effects-of-nesting-material-on-energy-homeostasis-in-balb-canncrl-c57bl-6ncrl-and-crl-cd1-icr-mice-housed-at-20-%C3%A2-c
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Daniel Taylor, Angela Green, Brianna Gaskill
Discrepancies exist between the preferred temperature range for mice (26 to 32 °C) and current recommendations (20 to26 °C), which may alter metabolism and negatively affect studies using mice. Previous research indicates that nesting materialcan alleviate cold stress in mice; therefore, we sought to determine the effects of the amount of nesting material provided(0, 6, or 12 g) on heat energy loss and energy balance in 3 mouse strains housed at currently recommended temperatures duringthe daytime, a period of presumed inactivity...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440548/contact-sensitizers-trigger-human-cd1-autoreactive-t-cell-responses
#5
Richard J Betts, Adrijana Perkovic, Subhashree Mahapatra, Aurélia Del Bufalo, Kaddy Camara, Amy R Howell, Silvia Martinozzi Teissier, Gennaro De Libero, Lucia Mori
Allergic contact dermatitis is a primarily T-cell-mediated inflammatory skin disease induced by exposure to small molecular-weight haptens, which covalently bind to proteins. The abundance of cutaneous T cells that recognize CD1a antigen-presenting molecules raises the possibility that MHC-independent antigen presentation may be relevant in some hapten-driven immune responses. Here we examine the ability of contact sensitizers to influence CD1-restricted immunity. Exposure of human antigen-presenting cells such as monocyte-derived dendritic cells and THP-1 cells to the prototypical contact sensitizer dinitrochlorobenzene potentiated the response of CD1a- and CD1d-autoreactive T cells, which released a vast array of cytokines in a CD1- and TCR-dependent manner...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434951/role-of-crf1-receptor-in-post-incisional-plasma-extravasation-and-nociceptive-responses-in-mice
#6
Asunción Romero, Juan-Antonio García-Carmona, María-Luisa Laorden, Margarita M Puig
The corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is involved in a number of physiological functions including pain perception. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of CRF1 receptor in the long-lasting post-surgical changes in somatic nociceptive thresholds and in local inflammatory responses, using genetically engineered mice lacking functional CRF1 receptor. Animals underwent a plantar incision under anaesthesia with remifentanil (80μg/kg s.c.) and sevoflurane. Mechanical thresholds (von Frey) and plasma extravasation (Evan's blue) were evaluated at different time points...
April 20, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429678/intraperitoneal-administration-of-ethanol-as-a-means-of-euthanasia-for-neonatal-mice-mus-musculus
#7
Cecilia de Souza Dyer Angela K Brice And James O Marx
The humane euthanasia of animals in research is of paramount importance. Neonatal mice frequently respond differentlyto euthanasia agents when compared with adults. The AVMA's Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals includes intraperitonealinjection of ethanol as "acceptable with conditions," and recent work confirmed that this method is appropriate for euthanizing adult mice, but neonatal mice have not been tested. To explore this method in neonatal mice, mouse pups(C57BL/6 and CD1, 162 total) were injected with 100% ethanol, a pentobarbital-phenytoin combination, or saline at 7, 14, 21, 28, or 35 d of age...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419644/diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-hyperpolarized-13-c-urea-in-mouse-liver
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Irene Marco-Rius, Jeremy W Gordon, Aras N Mattis, Robert Bok, Romelyn Delos Santos, Subramanian Sukumar, Peder E Z Larson, Daniel B Vigneron, Michael A Ohliger
PURPOSE: To compare the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of hyperpolarized (HP) [(13) C,(15) N]urea to the ADC of endogenous water in healthy and fibrotic mouse liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ADC measurements for water and [(13) C]urea were made in agarose phantoms at 14.1T. Next, the ADC of water and injected HP [(13) C,(15) N]urea were measured in eight CD1 mouse livers before and after induction of liver fibrosis using CCl4 . Liver fibrosis was quantified pathologically using the modified Brunt fibrosis score and compared to the measured ADC of water and urea...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392296/anxious-behavior-induces-elevated-hippocampal-cb2-receptor-gene-expression
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James M Robertson, Justin K Achua, Justin P Smith, Melissa A Prince, Clarissa D Staton, Patrick J Ronan, Tangi R Summers, Cliff H Summers
Anxiety is differentially expressed across a continuum of stressful/fearful intensity, influenced endocannabinoid systems and receptors. The hippocampus plays important roles in the regulation of affective behavior, emotion, and anxiety, as well as memory. Location of Cb1/Cb2 receptor action could be important in determining emotional valence, because while the dorsal hippocampus is involved in spatial memory and cognition, the ventral hippocampus has projections to the PFC, BNST, amygdala, and HPA axis, and is important for emotional responses to stress...
April 7, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389335/maternal-hypomagnesemia-alters-hippocampal-nmdar-subunit-expression-and-programs-anxiety-like-behaviour-in-adult-offspring
#10
R N Schlegel, J G Spiers, K M Moritz, C L Cullen, S T Björkman, T M Paravicini
It is well established that maternal undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies can lead to altered development and behaviour in offspring. However, few studies have explored the implications of maternal Mg deficiency and programmed behavioural and neurological outcomes in offspring. We used a model of Mg deficiency (prior to and during pregnancy and lactation) in CD1 mice to investigate if maternal Mg deficiency programmed changes in behaviour and NMDAR subunit expression in offspring. Hippocampal tissue was collected at postnatal day 2 (PN2), PN8, PN21 and 6 months, and protein expression of NMDAR subunits GluN1, GluN2A and GluN2B was determined...
April 4, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388078/direct-measurements-of-magnetic-polarons-in-cd1-xmnxse-nanocrystals-from-resonant-photoluminescence
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William Douglas Rice, Wenyong Liu, Valerio Pinchetti, Dmitri R Yakovlev, Victor I Klimov, Scott A Crooker
In semiconductors, quantum confinement can greatly enhance the interaction between band carriers (electrons and holes) and dopant atoms. One manifestation of this enhancement is the increased stability of exciton magnetic polarons in magnetically-doped nanostructures. In the limit of very strong 0D confinement that is realized in colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, a single exciton can exert an effective exchange field Bex on the embedded magnetic dopants that exceeds several tesla. Here we use the very sensitive method of resonant photoluminescence (PL) to directly measure the presence and properties of exciton magnetic polarons in colloidal Cd1-xMnxSe nanocrystals...
April 7, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386696/cd1-a-singed-cat-of-the-three-antigen-presentation-systems
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REVIEW
Radoslaw Kaczmarek, Mariola Pasciak, Katarzyna Szymczak-Kulus, Marcin Czerwinski
Contrary to general view that the MHC Class I and II are the kapellmeisters of recognition and response to antigens, there is another big player in that part of immunity, represented by CD1 glycoproteins. In contrast to MHC Class I or II, which present peptides, CD1 molecules present lipids. Humans express five CD1 proteins (CD1a-e), four of which (CD1a-d) are trafficked to the cell surface, where they may display lipid antigens to T-cell receptors. This interaction may lead to both non-cognate and cognate T cell help to B cells, the latter eliciting anti-lipid antibody response...
April 6, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377725/gut-microbiota-dependent-metabolite-trimethylamine-n-oxide-contributes-to-cardiac-dysfunction-in-western-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Kui Chen, Xiaoqian Zheng, Mingchen Feng, Dongliang Li, Hongqi Zhang
Excessive consumption of diets high in sugars and saturated fat, frequently known as western diet (WD), may lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Recent evidence shows that WD-induced obesity impairs cardiac function, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), a gut microbiota-dependent metabolite of specific dietary nutrients, has emerged as a key contributor to cardiovascular disease pathogenesis. We tested the hypothesis that elevated circulating TMAO levels contribute to cardiac dysfunction in WD-induced obesity...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368536/transcription-factor-crem-mediates-high-glucose-response-in-cardiomyocytes-and-in-a-male-mouse-model-of-prolonged-hyperglycemia
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Saviana A Barbati, Claudia Colussi, Lorenza Bacci, Aurora Aiello, Agnese Re, Egidio Stigliano, Andrea M Isidori, Claudio Grassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Antonella Farsetti, Carlo Gaetano, Simona Nanni
This study aims at investigating the epigenetic landscape of cardiomyocytes exposed to long elevated glucose levels in vitro and in vivo Exposure of mouse HL-1 and rat differentiated H9C2 cardiomyocyte cell lines to high glucose (30 mM) for 72 hours determined some epigenetic changes including upregulation of class I and III HDAC protein levels and activity, inhibition of histone acetylase p300 activity, increase in histone H3 lysine (K) 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) and reduction in H3K9 acetylation (H3K9Ac)...
March 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368029/bifidobacterium-in-the-gut-microbiota-confer-resilience-to-chronic-social-defeat-stress-in-mice
#15
Chun Yang, Yuko Fujita, Qian Ren, Min Ma, Chao Dong, Kenji Hashimoto
Accumulating evidence suggests that abnormalities in the composition of the gut microbiota may play a role in the pathogenesis of depression. Although approximately 30% mice are resilient to chronic social defeat stress (CSDS), the role of gut microbiota in this stress resilience is unknown. In this study, male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to a different CD1 aggressor mouse for 10 min on 10 consecutive days. A social interaction test was applied to distinguish between resilient and susceptible mice. Using 16S rRNA analysis, we examined the composition of gut microbiota in feces from control, resilient, and susceptible mice...
April 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364018/ultrasound-detection-of-altered-placental-vascular-morphology-based-on-hemodynamic-pulse-wave-reflection
#16
Anum Rahman, Yu-Qing Zhou, Yohan Yee, Jun Dazai, Lindsay S Cahill, John C Kingdom, Chris Macgowan, John G Sled
Abnormally pulsatile umbilical artery (UA) Doppler ultrasound velocity waveforms are a hallmark of severe or early-onset placental-mediated intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) while milder late-onset IUGR pregnancies typically have normal UA pulsatility. The diagnostic utility of these waveforms to detect placental pathology is thus limited, and hampered by factors outside of the placental circulation including fetal cardiac output. We developed a new ultrasound approach to isolate that portion of the UA Doppler waveform that originates from the placenta, specifically the reflected pulse pressure wave propagating backward along the UA...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356498/in-vivo-targets-of-human-placental-micro-vesicles-vary-with-exposure-time-pregnancy
#17
Mancy Tong, Qi Chen, Joanna L James, Michelle Wise, Peter Stone, Lawrence W Chamley
Throughout human gestation, the placenta extrudes vast quantities of extracellular vesicles (EVs) of different sizes into the maternal circulation. While multinucleated macro-vesicles are known to become trapped in the maternal lungs and do not enter the peripheral circulation, the maternal organs and cells that smaller placental micro-vesicles interact with in vivo remains unknown. This study aimed to characterise the interaction between placental micro-vesicles and endothelial cells in vitro, and to elucidate which organs placental micro-vesicles localise to in vivo...
March 29, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347687/effects-of-chronic-inhalation-of-electronic-cigarettes-containing-nicotine-on-glial-glutamate-transporters-and-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-female-cd-1-mice
#18
Fawaz Alasmari, Laura E Crotty Alexander, Jessica A Nelson, Isaac T Schiefer, Ellen Breen, Christopher A Drummond, Youssef Sari
Alteration in glutamate neurotransmission has been found to mediate the development of drug dependence, including nicotine. We and others, through using western blotting, have reported that exposure to drugs of abuse reduced the expression of glutamate transporter-1 (GLT-1) as well as cystine/glutamate antiporter (xCT), which consequently increased extracellular glutamate concentrations in the mesocorticolimbic area. However, our previous studies did not reveal any changes in glutamate/aspartate transporter (GLAST) following exposure to drugs of abuse...
March 27, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346571/is-the-ergogenicity-of-caffeine-affected-by-increasing-age-the-direct-effect-of-a-physiological-concentration-of-caffeine-on-the-power-output-of-maximally-stimulated-edl-and-diaphragm-muscle-isolated-from-the-mouse
#19
J Tallis, R S James, V M Cox, M J Duncan
INTRODUCTION: Caffeine is a well-established performance enhancing nutritional supplement in a young healthy population, however far less is known about how its ergogenicity is affected by increasing age. A recent review has highlighted the value of studies examining the direct effect of caffeine on isolated skeletal muscle contractility, but the present work is the first to assess the direct effect of 70µM caffeine (physiological maximum) on the maximal power output of isolated mammalian muscle from an age range representing developmental to early ageing...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344789/a-ppar-gamma-agonist-protects-from-radiation-induced-intestinal-toxicity
#20
Monica Mangoni, Mariangela Sottili, Chiara Gerini, Isacco Desideri, Cinzia Bastida, Stefania Pallotta, Francesca Castiglione, Pierluigi Bonomo, Icro Meattini, Daniela Greto, Sabrina Cappelli, Lucia Di Brina, Mauro Loi, Giampaolo Biti, Lorenzo Livi
OBJECTIVE: Because of its anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, anti-apoptotic and anti-neoplastic properties, the PPAR-γ agonist rosiglitazone is an interesting drug for investigating for use in the prevention and treatment of radiation-induced intestinal damage. We aimed to evaluate the radioprotective effect of rosiglitazone in a murine model of acute intestinal damage, assessing whether radioprotection is selective for normal tissues or also occurs in tumour cells. METHODS: Mice were total-body irradiated (12 Gy), with or without rosiglitazone (5 mg/kg/day)...
March 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
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