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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804464/retinal-vascular-autoregulation-during-phase-iv-of-the-valsalva-maneuver-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study-in-healthy-chinese-adults
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Yuan Zong, Huan Xu, Jian Yu, Chunhui Jiang, Xiangmei Kong, Yi He, Xinghuai Sun
The impairment of retinal vascular autoregulation can be an early manifestation of many systemic and ocular diseases. Therefore, quantifying retinal vascular autoregulation in a non-invasive manner is very important. This study evaluated the effects of a Valsalva maneuver (VM)-induced blood pressure increases on retinal vascular autoregulation. Parafoveal and peripapillary retinal vessel density were measured with optical coherence tomography angiography before (baseline) and 5 s after each subject completed a VM (Phase IV [VM-IV])...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800782/effects-of-chinese-medicinal-herbs-on-expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-and-its-interaction-with-human-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells-and-endothelial-huvecs
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Jen-Hwey Chiu, Fang-Pey Chen, Yi-Fang Tsai, Man-Ting Lin, Ling-Ming Tseng, Yi-Ming Shyr
BACKGROUND: Our previous study demonstrated that an up-regulation of the Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) signaling pathway is involved the mechanism causing the recurrence of triple negative breast cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of commonly used Chinese medicinal herbs on MDA-MB-231 and HUVEC cells and how they interact with BDNF. METHODS: Human TNBC MDA-MB-231 cells and human endothelial HUVEC cells were used to explore the effect of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines on cancer cells alone, on endothelial cells alone and on cancer cell/endothelial cell interactions; this was done via functional studies, including migration and invasion assays...
August 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800764/lrp-a-global-regulator-regulates-the-virulence-of-vibrio-vulnificus
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Yu-Chi Ho, Feng-Ru Hung, Chao-Hui Weng, Wei-Ting Li, Tzu-Hung Chuang, Tsung-Lin Liu, Ching-Yuan Lin, Chien-Jung Lo, Chun-Liang Chen, Jen-Wei Chen, Masayuki Hashimoto, Lien-I Hor
BACKGROUND: An attenuated mutant (designated NY303) of Vibrio vulnificus, which causes serious wound infection and septicemia in humans, was isolated fortuitously from a clinical strain YJ016. This mutant was defective in cytotoxicity, migration on soft agar and virulence in the mouse. The purpose of this study was to map the mutation in this attenuated mutant and further explore how the gene thus identified is involved in virulence. METHODS: The whole genome sequence of mutant NY303 determined by next-generation sequencing was compared with that of strain YJ016 to map the mutations...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791532/diameter-changes-of-retinal-vessels-in-diabetic-retinopathy
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REVIEW
Toke Bek
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The diameter of retinal vessels is an important source of information about retinal blood flow and metabolism. The purpose of the present study is to review how diameter changes of retinal vessels contribute to the development of diabetic retinopathy and may be a marker of the prognosis of the disease. RECENT FINDINGS: The early stages of diabetic retinopathy are accompanied with dilatation of the diameter of retinal vessels and reduced autoregulation...
August 8, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782872/the-role-of-vascular-resistance-in-bold-responses-to-progressive-hypercapnia
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James Duffin, Olivia Sobczyk, Adrian Crawley, Julien Poublanc, Lashmi Venkatraghavan, Kevin Sam, Alan Mutch, David Mikulis, Joseph Fisher
The ability of the cerebral vasculature to regulate vascular diameter, hence resistance and cerebral blood flow (CBF), in response to metabolic demands (neurovascular coupling), and perfusion pressure changes (autoregulation) may be assessed by measuring the CBF response to carbon dioxide (CO2 ). In healthy individuals, the CBF response to a ramp CO2 stimulus from hypocapnia to hypercapnia is assumed sigmoidal or linear. However, other response patterns commonly occur, especially in individuals with cerebrovascular disease, and these remain unexplained...
August 7, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768667/trpv4-channels-contribute-to-renal-myogenic-autoregulation-in-neonatal-pigs
#6
Hitesh Soni, Dieniffer Peixoto-Neves, Anberitha T Matthews, Adebowale Adebiyi
Myogenic response, a phenomenon in which resistance size arteries and arterioles swiftly constrict or dilate in response to an acute elevation or reduction, respectively in intravascular pressure is a key component of renal autoregulation mechanisms. Although it is well-established that the renal system is functionally immature in neonates, mechanisms that regulate neonatal renal blood flow (RBF) remain poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that members of the transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) channels are molecular components of renal myogenic constriction in newborns...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765217/rip-seq-suggests-translational-regulation-by-l7ae-in-archaea
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Michael Daume, Michael Uhl, Rolf Backofen, Lennart Randau
L7Ae is a universal archaeal protein that recognizes and stabilizes kink-turn (k-turn) motifs in RNA substrates. These structural motifs are widespread in nature and are found in many functional RNA species, including ribosomal RNAs. Synthetic biology approaches utilize L7Ae/k-turn interactions to control gene expression in eukaryotes. Here, we present results of comprehensive RNA immunoprecipitation sequencing (RIP-Seq) analysis of genomically tagged L7Ae from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius A large set of interacting noncoding RNAs was identified...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760643/reactive-oxygen-species-oxidative-stress-glaucoma-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
#8
Charles McMonnies
This review examines the role of oxidative stress in damage to cells of the trabecular meshwork and associated impaired aqueous drainage as well as damage to retinal ganglion cells and associated visual field losses. Consideration is given to the interaction between vascular and mechanical explanations for pathological changes in glaucoma. For example, elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) forces may contribute to ischaemia but there is increasing evidence that altered blood flow in a wider sense is also involved...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750024/applying-time-frequency-analysis-to-assess-cerebral-autoregulation-during-hypercapnia
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Michał M Placek, Paweł Wachel, D Robert Iskander, Peter Smielewski, Agnieszka Uryga, Arkadiusz Mielczarek, Tomasz A Szczepański, Magdalena Kasprowicz
OBJECTIVE: Classic methods for assessing cerebral autoregulation involve a transfer function analysis performed using the Fourier transform to quantify relationship between fluctuations in arterial blood pressure (ABP) and cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV). This approach usually assumes the signals and the system to be stationary. Such an presumption is restrictive and may lead to unreliable results. The aim of this study is to present an alternative method that accounts for intrinsic non-stationarity of cerebral autoregulation and the signals used for its assessment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743819/positive-autoregulation-of-an-acyl-homoserine-lactone-quorum-sensing-circuit-synchronizes-the-population-response
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Rebecca L Scholz, E Peter Greenberg
Many proteobacteria utilize acyl-homoserine lactone quorum-sensing signals. At low population densities, cells produce a basal level of signal, and when sufficient signal has accumulated in the surrounding environment, it binds to its receptor, and quorum-sensing-dependent genes can be activated. A common characteristic of acyl-homoserine lactone quorum sensing is that signal production is positively autoregulated. We have examined the role of positive signal autoregulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa We compared population responses and individual cell responses in populations of wild-type P...
July 25, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742142/effects-of-water-drinking-test-on-ocular-blood-flow-waveform-parameters-a-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-study
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Mehwish Saba Bhatti, Tong Boon Tang, Augustinus Laude
The water-drinking test (WDT) is a provocative test used in glaucoma research to assess the effects of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP). Defective autoregulation due to changes in perfusion pressure may play a role in the pathophysiology of several ocular diseases. This study aims to examine the effects of WDT on ocular blood flow (in the form of pulse waveform parameters obtained using laser speckle flowgraphy) to gain insight into the physiology of ocular blood flow and its autoregulation in healthy individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739675/identification-of-the-regulon-of-aphb-and-its-essential-roles-in-luxr-and-exotoxin-asp-expression-in-the-pathogen-vibrio-alginolyticus
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Xiating Gao, Yang Liu, Huan Liu, Zhen Yang, Qin Liu, Yuanxing Zhang, Qiyao Wang
In Vibrios, AphB is essential to activate virulence cascades by sensing low pH and anaerobiosis signals. However, its regulon remains largely unknown. Here, AphB is found as a key virulence regulator in V. alginolyticus, a pathogen for marine animals and humans. Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by high-throughput DNA sequencing (ChIP-seq) enabled the detection of 20 loci in the V. alginolyticus genome that contain AphB-binding peaks. An AphB-specific binding consensus was confirmed by electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA), and the regulation of genes flanking such binding sites was demonstrated using quantitative real-time PCR analysis...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739254/functional-analysis-of-the-promoters-of-the-small-gtpases-rhoa-and-rhob-in-embryonic-stem-cells
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Eirini Nomikou, Christos Stournaras, Dimitris Kardassis
Small GTPases of the Rho subfamily have been implicated in many physiological and pathological processes in various cell types including embryonic stem cells (ESCs). In the present study we performed a functional analysis of the promoters of the RhoA and the RhoB genes in order to identify regulatory elements that are important for their transcriptional control in ESCs. We show that RhoA mRNA levels of were significantly higher compared with the RhoB mRNA levels in ESCs as well in various cancer cell lines and this difference could be accounted for by differences in the activities of the corresponding promoters...
July 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728974/activation-of-cryptic-phthoxazolin-a-production-in-streptomyces-avermitilis-by-the-disruption-of-autoregulator-receptor-homologue-avar3
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Dian Anggraini Suroto, Shigeru Kitani, Kiyoko T Miyamoto, Yasuko Sakihama, Masayoshi Arai, Haruo Ikeda, Takuya Nihira
The genomes of actinomycetes encode many cryptic novel/useful bioactive compounds, but access to these cryptic secondary metabolites remains limited. Streptomyces avermitilis predominantly produces three polyketide antibiotics (avermectin, filipin, and oligomycin) but has the potential to produce more secondary metabolites based on the number of cryptic biosynthetic gene clusters. Here, we extensively investigated the metabolite profiles of a gene disruptant of AvaR3 (an autoregulator receptor homologue), which is involved in the pleiotropic regulation of antibiotic production and cell morphology...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727580/increase-in-intracranial-pressure-by-application-of-a-rigid-cervical-collar-a-pilot-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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Iscander M Maissan, Rein Ketelaars, Boris Vlottes, Sanne E Hoeks, Dennis den Hartog, Robert J Stolker
OBJECTIVES: Rigid cervical collars are known to increase intracranial pressure (ICP) in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cerebral blood flow might decrease according to the Kellie Monroe doctrine. For this reason, the use of the collar in patients with severe TBI has been abandoned from several trauma protocols in the Netherlands. There is no evidence on the effect of a rigid collar on ICP in patients with mild or moderate TBI or indeed patients with no TBI. As a first step we tested the effect in healthy volunteers with normal ICPs and intact autoregulation of the brain...
July 19, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725290/the-discovery-of-the-flammer-syndrome-a-historical-and-personal-perspective
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REVIEW
Josef Flammer, Katarzyna Konieczka
This review describes the clinical and basic research that led to the description of Flammer syndrome. It is narrated from a personal perspective. This research was initiated by the observation of an increased long-term fluctuation of visual fields in a subgroup of glaucoma patients. As these patients had strikingly cold hands, peripheral blood flow was tested with a capillary microscopy, and vasospastic syndrome (VS) was diagnosed. Further studies on these patients revealed frequently weakened autoregulation of ocular blood flow and increased flow resistivity in retroocular vessels...
June 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719038/static-cerebrovascular-pressure-autoregulation-remains-intact-during-deep-hypothermia
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Dheeraj Goswami, Katherine McLeod, Samantha Leonard, Kathleen Kibler, Ronald Blaine Easley, Charles D Fraser, Dean Andropoulos, Ken Brady
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies measuring cerebral blood flow in infants during deep hypothermia have demonstrated diminished cerebrovascular pressure autoregulation. The coexistence of hypotension in these cohorts confounds the conclusion that deep hypothermia impairs cerebrovascular pressure autoregulation. AIM: We sought to compare the lower limit of autoregulation and the static rate of autoregulation between normothermic and hypothermic piglets. METHODS: Twenty anesthetized neonatal piglets (5-7 days old; 10 normothermic and 10 hypothermic to 20°C) had continuous measurements of cortical red cell flux using laser Doppler flowmetry, while hemorrhagic hypotension was induced without cardiopulmonary bypass...
September 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717354/blood-pressure-and-penumbral-sustenance-in-stroke-from-large-vessel-occlusion
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REVIEW
Robert W Regenhardt, Alvin S Das, Christopher J Stapleton, Ronil V Chandra, James D Rabinov, Aman B Patel, Joshua A Hirsch, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi
The global burden of stroke remains high, and of the various subtypes of stroke, large vessel occlusions (LVOs) account for the largest proportion of stroke-related death and disability. Several randomized controlled trials in 2015 changed the landscape of stroke care worldwide, with endovascular thrombectomy (ET) now the standard of care for all eligible patients. With the proven success of this therapy, there is a renewed focus on penumbral sustenance. In this review, we describe the ischemic penumbra, collateral circulation, autoregulation, and imaging assessment of the penumbra...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710541/injury-induced-purinergic-signalling-molecules-upregulate-pluripotency-gene-expression-and-mitotic-activity-of-progenitor-cells-in-the-zebrafish-retina
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Matías P Medrano, Claudio A Bejarano, Ariadna G Battista, Graciela D Venera, Ramón O Bernabeu, Maria Paula Faillace
Damage in fish activates retina repair that restores sight. The purinergic signalling system serves multiple homeostatic functions and has been implicated in cell cycle control of progenitor cells in the developing retina. We examined whether changes in the expression of purinergic molecules were instrumental in the proliferative phase after injury of adult zebrafish retinas with ouabain. P2RY1 messenger RNA (mRNA) increased early after injury and showed maximal levels at the time of peak progenitor cell proliferation...
July 14, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699412/pressure-autoregulation-measurement-techniques-in-adult-tbi-part-ii-a-scoping-review-of-continuous-methods
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Frederick Adam Zeiler, Joseph Donnelly, Leanne Calviello, Peter Smieleweski, David Menon, Marek Czosnyka
To perform systematically a scoping review of the literature on commonly described continuous autoregulation measurement techniques in adult TBI. The goal was to provide an overview of methodology and comprehensive reference library of the available literature for each technique. Five separate small systematic reviews were conducted for each of the continuous techniques: pressure reactivity index (PRx), laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF), near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) techniques, brain tissue oxygen tension (PbtO2), and thermal diffusion (TD) techniques...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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