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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108227/cerebral-blood-flow-autoregulation-is-impaired-in-schizophrenia-a-pilot-study
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Hsiao-Lun Ku, Jiunn-Kae Wang, Hsin-Chien Lee, Timothy Joseph Lane, I-Chao Liu, Yung-Chan Chen, Yao-Tung Lee, I-Cheng Lin, Chia-Pei Lin, Chaur-Jong Hu, Nai-Fang Chi
Patients with schizophrenia have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases and higher mortality from them than does the general population; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Impaired cerebral autoregulation is associated with cerebrovascular diseases and their mortality. Increased or decreased cerebral blood flow in different brain regions has been reported in patients with schizophrenia, which implies impaired cerebral autoregulation. This study investigated the cerebral autoregulation in 21 patients with schizophrenia and 23 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
January 17, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099160/phase-shift-between-respiratory-oscillations-in-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-and-arterial-blood-pressure
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Agnieszka Uryga, Michał M Placek, Paweł Wachel, Tomasz Szczepański, Marek Czosnyka, Magdalena Kasprowicz
We aim to investigate whether phase shift between respiratory oscillations in cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) and arterial blood pressure (ABP) is associated with changes in cerebral autoregulation (CA) or reflects the mechano-elastic properties of the cerebrovascular bed. The relationships between respiratory phase shift and slow wave phase shift versus cerebrovascular time constant (the product of cerebrovascular resistance and compliance) and the index of CA (Mx) were analyzed during breathing at 6, 10, and 15 breaths min(-1) in 39 volunteers...
January 18, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098356/mechano-chemo-transduction-in-cardiac-myocytes
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Ye Chen-Izu, Leighton T Izu
The heart has the ability to adjust to changing mechanical loads. The Frank-Starling law and the Anrep effect describe exquisite intrinsic mechanisms the heart has for autoregulating the force of contraction to maintain cardiac output under preload and afterload. Although these mechanisms have been known for more than a century, their cellular and molecular underpinnings are still debated. How does the cardiac myocyte sense a change in preload or afterload? How does the myocyte adjust its response to compensate for such changes? In cardiac myocytes Ca(2+) is a crucial regulator of contractile force and in this review we compare and contrast recent results from different labs that address two important questions...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096299/exosomes-from-eosinophils-autoregulate-and-promote-eosinophil-functions
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José Antonio Cañas, Beatriz Sastre, Carla Mazzeo, Mar Fernández-Nieto, José Manuel Rodrigo-Muñoz, Andrés González-Guerra, Manuel Izquierdo, Pilar Barranco, Santiago Quirce, Joaquín Sastre, Victoria Del Pozo
Eosinophils are able to secrete exosomes that have an undefined role in asthma pathogenesis. We hypothesized that exosomes released by eosinophils autoregulate and promote eosinophil function. Eosinophils of patients with asthma (n = 58) and healthy volunteers (n = 16) were purified from peripheral blood, and exosomes were isolated and quantified from eosinophils of the asthmatic and healthy populations. Apoptosis, adhesion, adhesion molecules expression, and migration assays were performed with eosinophils in the presence or absence of exosomes from healthy and asthmatic individuals...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069666/negative-auto-regulators-trap-p53-in-their-web
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REVIEW
Xiang Zhou, Bo Cao, Hua Lu
The transcriptional factor p53 activates the expression of a myriad of target genes involving a complicated signaling network, resulting in various cellular outcomes, such as growth arrest, senescence, apoptosis, and metabolic changes, and leading to consequent suppression of tumor growth and progression. Because of the profoundly adverse effect of p53 on growth and proliferation of cancer cells, several feedback mechanisms have been employed by the cells to constrain p53 activity. Two major antagonists MDM2 and MDMX (the long forms) are transcriptionally induced by p53, but in return block p53 activity, forming a negative feedback circuit and rendering chemoresistance of several cancer cells...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067688/perioperative-near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitoring-in-neonates-with-congenital-heart-disease-relationship-of-cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-index-variability-with-neurodevelopmental-outcome
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Michael C Spaeder, Darren Klugman, Kami Skurow-Todd, Penny Glass, Richard A Jonas, Mary T Donofrio
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of perioperative cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring using variability analysis in the prediction of neurodevelopmental outcomes in neonates undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Urban, academic, tertiary-care children's hospital. PATIENTS: Neonates undergoing surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass for congenital heart disease...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060220/predictive-factors-that-may-contribute-to-secondary-insults-with-nursing-interventions-in-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Lena Nyholm, Tim Howells, Per Enblad
BACKGROUND: Nursing interventions pose risks and benefits to patients with traumatic brain injury at a neurointensive care unit. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the risk of inducing high intracranial pressure (ICP) related to interventions and whether intracranial compliance, baseline ICP, or autoregulation could be used as predictors. METHODS: The study had a quantitative, prospective, observational design. Twenty-eight patients with TBI were included, and 67 interventions were observed...
February 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055302/t-type-ca-2-channels-and-autoregulation-of-local-blood-flow
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Lars Jørn Jensen, Morten Schak Nielsen, Max Salomonsson, Charlotte Mehlin Sørensen
L-type voltage gated Ca(2+) channels are considered to be the primary source of calcium influx during the myogenic response. However, many vascular beds also express T-type voltage gated Ca(2+) channels. Recent studies suggest that these channels may also play a role in autoregulation. At low pressures (40-80 mmHg) T-type channels affect myogenic responses in cerebral and mesenteric vascular beds. T-type channels also seem to be involved in skeletal muscle autoregulation. This review discusses the expression and role of T-type voltage gated Ca(2+) channels in the autoregulation of several different vascular beds...
January 5, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052708/chaos-and-hyperchaos-in-simple-gene-network-with-negative-feedback-and-time-delays
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Tamara M Khlebodarova, Vladislav V Kogai, Stanislav I Fadeev, Vitaly A Likhoshvai
Today there are examples that prove the existence of chaotic dynamics at all levels of organization of living systems, except intracellular, although such a possibility has been theoretically predicted. The lack of experimental evidence of chaos generation at the intracellular level in vivo may indicate that during evolution the cell got rid of chaos. This work allows the hypothesis that one of the possible mechanisms for avoiding chaos in gene networks can be a negative evolutionary selection, which prevents fixation or realization of regulatory circuits, creating too mild, from the biological point of view, conditions for the emergence of chaos...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049841/trail-death-receptor-endocytosis-and-apoptosis-are-selectively-regulated-by-dynamin-1-activation
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Carlos R Reis, Ping-Hung Chen, Nawal Bendris, Sandra L Schmid
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) constitutes the major pathway for uptake of signaling receptors into eukaryotic cells. As such, CME regulates signaling from cell-surface receptors, but whether and how specific signaling receptors reciprocally regulate the CME machinery remains an open question. Although best studied for its role in membrane fission, the GTPase dynamin also regulates early stages of CME. We recently reported that dynamin-1 (Dyn1), previously assumed to be neuron-specific, can be selectively activated in cancer cells to alter endocytic trafficking...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040435/in-vitro-investigation-of-the-hemodynamic-responses-of-the-cerebral-coronary-and-renal-circulations-with-a-rotary-blood-pump-installed-in-the-descending-aorta
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M A Rezaienia, G Paul, E J Avital, S Mozafari, M Rothman, T Korakianitis
This study investigates the hemodynamic responses of the cardiovascular system when a rotary blood pump is operating in the descending aorta, with a focus on the cerebral, coronary and renal autoregulation, using our in-house cardiovascular emulator. Several improvements have been made from our previous studies. A novel coronary system was developed to replicate the native coronary perfusion. Three pinch valves actuated by stepper motors were used to simulate the regional autoregulation systems of the native cerebral, coronary and renal circulations...
December 28, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038898/demographic-and-systemic-hemodynamic-influences-in-mechanisms-of-cerebrovascular-regulation-in-healthy-adults
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João Madureira, Pedro Castro, Elsa Azevedo
OBJECTIVES: A competent cerebrovascular regulation maintains an adequate cerebral blood flow by 3 major mechanisms: cerebral autoregulation (CA), vasomotor reactivity (VMR), namely to CO2, and neurovascular coupling (NVC). However, most studies generalize their results based on a response to a single parameter. Using a full battery of neurovascular stress tests, our study aims to evaluate the relationships among grades of CA, VMR, and NVC, and how their interplay is influenced by demographic and systemic hemodynamic factors...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017224/hemorrhagic-transformation-and-cerebral-edema-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-link-to-cerebral-autoregulation
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Pedro Castro, Elsa Azevedo, Jorge Serrador, Isabel Rocha, Farzaneh Sorond
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic transformation and cerebral edema are feared complications of acute ischemic stroke but mechanisms are poorly understood and reliable early markers are lacking. Early assessment of cerebrovascular hemodynamics may advance our knowledge in both areas. We examined the relationship between dynamic cerebral autoregulation (CA) in the early hours post ischemia, and the risk of developing hemorrhagic transformation and cerebral edema at 24h post stroke METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 46 patients from our center with acute ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010806/cerebral-responses-to-exercise-and-the-influence-of-heat-stress-in-human-fatigue
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REVIEW
Caroline V Robertson, Frank E Marino
There are a number of mechanisms thought to be responsible for the onset of fatigue during exercise-induced hyperthermia. A greater understanding of the way in which fatigue develops during exercise could be gleaned from the studies which have examined the maintenance of cerebral blood flow through the process of cerebral autoregulation. Given that cerebral blood flow is a measure of the cerebral haemodynamics, and might reflect a level of brain activation, it is useful to understand the implications of this response during exercise and in the development of fatigue...
January 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009319/-ultrasound-monitoring-of-central-and-cerebral-hemodynamics-during-the-treatment-of-arterial-hypotension-in-preterm-infants
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A Zakrevskyy, O Karapetyan, V Agashkov, K Kosenko
The purpose of the study was to evaluate and identify patterns of changes in central and cerebral hemodynamics in neonates with low and extremely low birth weight and birth asphyxia, in order to achieve the early diagnosis of disorders of the central hemodynamics and autoregulation of cerebral blood flow, for timely fluid correction and inotropic therapy. Observation data on 44 preterm infants who were treated at the Kharkiv City Perinatal Centre and Regional Children's Clinical Hospital №1 of Kharkiv has been analyzed...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009098/high-speed-photoacoustic-microscopy-of-mouse-cortical-microhemodynamics
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Li Lin, Junjie Yao, Ruiying Zhang, Chun-Cheng Chen, Chih-Hsien Huang, Yang Li, Lidai Wang, William Chapman, Jun Zou, Lihong V Wang
We applied high-speed photoacoustic microscopy (PAM) for both cortical microenvironment studies and dynamic brain studies, with micrometer-level optical resolution and a millisecond-level cross-sectional imaging speed over a millimeter-level field of view. We monitored blood flow redistribution in mini-stroke mouse models and cerebral autoregulation induced by a vasoactive agent. Our results collectively suggest that high-speed PAM is a promising tool for understanding dynamic neurophysiological phenomena, complementing conventional imaging modalities...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001444/vitamin-d-receptor-expression-in-plasmablastic-lymphoma-and-myeloma-cells-confers-susceptibility-to-vitamin-d
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Duncan M Gascoyne, Linden Lyne, Hayley Spearman, Francesca M Buffa, Elizabeth J Soilleux, Alison H Banham
Plasmablastic B-cell malignancies include plasmablastic lymphoma and subsets of multiple myeloma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). These diseases can be difficult to diagnose and treat, and lack well-characterised cell line models. Here, immunophenotyping and FOXP1 expression profiling identified plasmablastic characteristics in DLBCL cell lines HLY-1 and SU-DHL-9, associated with CTNNAL1, HPGD, RORα, IGF1 and/or vitamin D receptor (VDR) transcription. We demonstrated VDR protein expression in primary plasmablastic tumour cells, and confirmed in cell lines expression of both VDR and the metabolic enzyme CYP27B1, which catalyses active vitamin D3 production...
December 21, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000042/hnrnpa1-autoregulates-its-own-mrna-expression-to-remain-non-cytotoxic
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Hiroaki Suzuki, Masaaki Matsuoka
Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP)A1, a member of the hnRNP family, is involved in a variety of RNA metabolisms. The hnRNPA1 expression is altered in some human diseases and mutations of the hnRNPA1 gene cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multisystem proteinopathy. It has been therefore assumed that the dysregulation of hnRNPA1 is linked to the pathogenesis of the diseases. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation of the hnRNPA1 expression remains unknown. In this study, using cell-based models, we have found that hnRNPA1 negatively regulates its own mRNA expression by inhibiting the intron10 splicing of hnRNPA1 pre-mRNA...
December 20, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995510/mechanisms-of-global-cerebral-edema-formation-in-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Erik G Hayman, Aaron Wessell, Volodymyr Gerzanich, Kevin N Sheth, J Marc Simard
A growing body of clinical literature emphasizes the impact of cerebral edema in early brain injury following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Aneurysm rupture itself initiates global cerebral edema in up to two thirds of cases. Although cerebral edema is not a universal feature of aSAH, it portends a poor clinical course, with quantitative analysis revealing a direct correlation between cerebral edema and poor outcome, including mortality and cognitive deficits. Mechanistically, global cerebral edema has been linked to global ischemia at the time of aneurysm rupture, dysfunction of autoregulation, blood breakdown products, neuroinflammation, and hyponatremia/endocrine abnormalities...
December 19, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984835/-phenomenology-and-clinical-relevance-of-the-flammer-syndrome
#20
K Konieczka, J Flammer
The Flammer syndrome (FS) describes the phenotype of people with a predisposition for an altered reaction of the blood vessels to stimuli like coldness, emotional stress or high altitude. Frequent symptoms are: cold hands and/or feet, low blood pressure, prolonged sleep onset time, reduced feeling of thirst, increased sensitivity to odour, pain, vibration and certain drugs. SF subjects are often ambitious and successful but also perfectionistic and sometimes brooding. Frequent signs are: altered gene expression, prolonged blood flow cessation in nailfold capillaroscopy after cold provocation, reduced autoregulation of ocular blood flow, and reduced vasodilation after stimulation with flickering light...
December 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
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