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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935823/brachial-artery-vasodilatory-response-and-wall-shear-rate-determined-by-multi-gate-doppler-in-a-healthy-young-cohort
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Kunihiko Aizawa, Sara Sbragi, Alessandro Ramalli, Piero Tortoli, Francesco Casanova, Carmela Morizzo, Clare E Thorn, Angela C Shore, Phillip E Gates, Carlo Palombo
Wall shear rate (WSR) is an important stimulus for the brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD) response. However, WSR estimation near the arterial wall by conventional Doppler is inherently difficult. To overcome this limitation, we utilised multi-gate Doppler to accurately determine the WSR stimulus near the vessel wall simultaneously with the FMD response using an integrated FMD system [Ultrasound Advanced Open Platform (ULA-OP)]. Using the system, we aimed to perform a detailed analysis of WSR-FMD response and establish novel WSR parameters in a healthy young population...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935577/human-pancreatic-acinar-cells-proteomic-characterization-physiologic-responses-and-organellar-disorders-in-ex-vivo-pancreatitis
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Aurelia Lugea, Richard T Waldron, Olga A Mareninova, Natalia Shalbueva, Nan Deng, Hsin-Yuan Su, Diane D Thomas, Elaina K Jones, Scott W Messenger, Jiayue Yang, Cheng Hu, Ilya Gukovsky, Zhenqiu Liu, Guy E Groblewski, Anna S Gukovskaya, Fred S Gorelick, Stephen J Pandol
Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of acute pancreatitis is largely based on studies using rodents. To assess similar mechanisms in humans, we performed ex vivo pancreatitis studies in human acini isolated from cadaveric pancreata from organ donors. Since data on these human acinar preparations are sparse, we assessed their functional integrity, and cellular and organellar morphology using light, fluorescence and electron microscopy; and their proteome by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933618/novel-cns-drug-discovery-and-development-approach-model-based-integration-to-predict-neuro-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics
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Elizabeth C M de Lange, Willem van den Brink, Yumi Yamamoto, Wilhelmus E A de Witte, Yin Cheong Wong
CNS drug development has been hampered by inadequate consideration of CNS pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD) and disease complexity (reductionist approach). Improvement is required via integrative model-based approaches. Areas covered: The authors summarize factors that have played a role in the high attrition rate of CNS compounds. Recent advances in CNS research and drug discovery are presented, especially with regard to assessment of relevant neuro-PK parameters. Suggestions for further improvements are also discussed...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930169/comparison-of-physiological-and-psychological-relaxation-using-measurements-of-heart-rate-variability-prefrontal-cortex-activity-and-subjective-indexes-after-completing-tasks-with-and-without-foliage-plants
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Sin-Ae Park, Chorong Song, Yun-Ah Oh, Yoshifumi Miyazaki, Ki-Cheol Son
The objective of this study was to compare physiological and psychological relaxation by assessing heart rate variability (HRV), prefrontal cortex activity, and subjective indexes while subjects performed a task with and without foliage plants. In a crossover experimental design, 24 university students performed a task transferring pots with and without a foliage plant for 3 min. HRV and oxyhemoglobin (oxy-Hb) concentration in the prefrontal cortex were continuously measured. Immediately thereafter, subjective evaluation of emotions was performed using a modified semantic differential (SD) method and a profile of mood state questionnaire (POMS)...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929924/the-search-for-a-subtype-selective-pet-imaging-agent-for-the-gabaa-receptor-complex-evaluation-of-the-radiotracer-11-c-ado-in-nonhuman-primates
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Shu-Fei Lin, Frederic Bois, Daniel Holden, Nabeel Nabulsi, Richard Pracitto, Hong Gao, Michael Kapinos, Jo-Ku Teng, Anupama Shirali, Jim Ropchan, Richard E Carson, Charles S Elmore, Neil Vasdev, Yiyun Huang
The myriad physiological functions of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) are mediated by the GABA-benzodiazepine receptor complex comprising of the GABAA, GABAB, and GABAC groups. The various GABAA subunits with region-specific distributions in the brain subserve different functional and physiological roles. For example, the sedative and anticonvulsive effects of classical benzodiazepines are attributed to the α1 subunit, and the α2 and α3 subunits mediate the anxiolytic effect. To optimize pharmacotherapies with improved efficacy and devoid of undesirable side effects for the treatment of anxiety disorders, subtype-selective imaging radiotracers are required to assess target engagement at GABA sites and determine the dose-receptor occupancy relationships...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929623/influence-of-combined-iron-supplementation-and-simulated-hypoxia-on-the-haematological-module-of-the-athlete-biological-passport
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Laura A Garvican-Lewis, Victor L Vuong, Andrew D Govus, Yorck Olaf Schumacher, David Hughes, Greg Lovell, Daniel Eichner, Christopher J Gore
The integrity of Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) is underpinned by understanding normal fluctuations of its biomarkers to environmental or medical conditions, e.g. altitude training or iron deficiency. The combined impact of altitude and iron supplementation on the ABP was evaluated in endurance-trained athletes (n=34) undertaking 3-weeks of simulated live-high: train-low (14 h.d(-1) , 3000m). Athletes received either oral, intravenous (IV) or placebo iron supplementation, commencing two weeks prior and continuing throughout hypoxic exposure...
September 19, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927930/biodegradable-and-adjustable-sol-gel-glass-based-hybrid-scaffolds-from-multi-armed-oligomeric-building-blocks
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Christian Kascholke, Stephan Hendrikx, Tobias Flath, Dzmitry Kuzmenka, Hans-Martin Dörfler, Dirk Schumann, Mathias Gressenbuch, F Peter Schulze, Michaela Schulz-Siegmund, Michael C Hacker
Biodegradability is a crucial characteristic to improve the clinical potential of sol-gel-derived glass materials. To this end, a set of degradable organic/inorganic class II hybrids from a tetraethoxysilane(TEOS)-derived silica sol and oligovalent cross-linker oligomers containing oligo(D,L-lactide) domains was developed and characterized. A series of 18 oligomers (Mn: 1100-3200 Da) with different degrees of ethoxylation and varying length of oligoester units was established and chemical composition was determined...
September 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922385/metabolomics-analyses-identify-platelet-activating-factors-and-heme-breakdown-products-as-lassa-fever-biomarkers
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Trevor V Gale, Timothy M Horton, Donald S Grant, Robert F Garry
Lassa fever afflicts tens of thousands of people in West Africa annually. The rapid progression of patients from febrile illness to fulminant syndrome and death provides incentive for development of clinical prognostic markers that can guide case management. The small molecule profile of serum from febrile patients triaged to the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Ward at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone was assessed using untargeted Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. Physiological dysregulation resulting from Lassa virus (LASV) infection occurs at the small molecule level...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920467/annals-express-association-of-subcutaneous-and-visceral-fat-with-circulating-micrornas-in-a-middle-aged-japanese-population
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Eiji Munetsuna, Hiroya Yamada, Yoshitaka Ando, Mirai Yamazaki, Yoshiki Tsuboi, Mari Kondo, Genki Mizuno, Hiroaki Ishikawa, Keiko Sugimoto, Keisuke Osakabe, Naohiro Ichino, Koji Ohashi, Nobuyuki Hamajima, Koji Suzuki
Purpose It has been demonstrated that circulating microRNA (miRNA) profiles are affected by physiological conditions. Several studies have demonstrated that miRNAs play important roles in the regulation of adiposity. However, few have investigated the relationship between circulating miRNAs and obesity, which has become a major public health problem worldwide. Current study investigated the association between circulating miRNAs and obesity in a Japanese population. Methods Obesity parameters, such as subcutaneous (SAT) and visceral fat (VAT) adipose tissue, body fat percentage, and body mass index (BMI) were assessed in a cross-sectional sample of 526 participants who attended health examinations in Yakumo, Japan...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920044/effect-of-multisensory-stimulation-on-pain-of-eye-examination-in-preterm-infants
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Hossein Zeraati, Javad Shahinfar, Hamidreza Behnam Vashani, Tayebeh Reyhani
BACKGROUND: Eye examination as one of the painful procedures for retinopathy of prematurity screening can cause some pain-related physiological and behavioral changes in preterm infants. Multisensory stimulation is an analgesic non-pharmacological method that has analgesic effects on infants during painful procedures. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the effect of multisensory stimulation on induced pain during eye examination for retinopathy of prematurity screening in preterm infants...
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914194/diabetic-retinopathy-recent-updates-on-different-biomarkers-and-some-therapeutic-agents
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Amjad Ali Khan, Arshad Husain Rahmani, Yousef Homood Aldebasi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic Retinopathy is a leading cause of sight-threatening complication, which occurs due to a number of physiological and metabolic abnormalities during later stages of diabetes. Many of these abnormal changes are consistent with altered oxidative stress, inflammation, genetic set up, advanced glycation end products, and hematological changes. So the altered levels of different biomolecules related to these changes serve as important biomarkers to assess better evaluation and early treatment of this disease...
September 15, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912655/chronic-eccentric-exercise-and-antioxidant-supplementation-effects-on-lipid-profile-and-insulin-sensitivity
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Christina Yfanti, Athanasios Tsiokanos, Ioannis G Fatouros, Anastasios A Theodorou, Chariklia K Deli, Yiannis Koutedakis, Athanasios Z Jamurtas
Eccentric exercise has been shown to exert beneficial effects in both lipid profile and insulin sensitivity. Antioxidant supplementation during chronic exercise is controversial as it may prevent the physiological training-induced adaptations. The aim of this study was to investigate: 1) the minimum duration of the eccentric exercise training required before changes on metabolic parameters are observed and 2) whether antioxidant supplementation during training would interfere with these adaptations. Sixteen young healthy men were randomized into the Vit group (1 g of vitamin C and 400 IU vitamin E daily) and the placebo (PL) group...
September 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911009/contemporaneous-social-environment-and-the-architecture-of-late-life-gene-expression-profiles
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Morgan E Levine, Eileen M Crimmins, David R Weir, Steve W Cole
Environmental or social challenges can stimulate a cascade of coordinated physiological changes in stress response systems. Unfortunately, chronic activation of these adaptations under conditions such as low socioeconomic status (SES) can have negative consequences for long-term health. While there is substantial evidence tying low SES to increased disease risk and reduced life expectancy, the underlying biology remains poorly understood. Using pilot data on 120 older adults from the Health and Retirement Study (United States, 2002-2010), we examined the associations between SES and gene expression levels in adulthood, with particular focus on a gene expression program known as the conserved transcriptional response to adversity...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898422/dynamic-gastric-digestion-of-a-commercial-whey-protein-concentrate
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Beatriz Miralles, Roberto Del Barrio, Carolina Cueva, Isidra Recio, Lourdes Amigo
BACKGROUND: A dynamic gastrointestinal simulator, simgi(®) , has been applied to assess the gastric digestion of a whey protein concentrate. Samples collected from the outlet of the stomach have been compared to those resulting from the static digestion protocol INFOGEST developed on the basis of physiologically inferred conditions. RESULTS: Progress of digestion was followed by SDS-PAGE and LC-MS/MS. By SDS-PAGE, serum albumin and α-lactalbumin were no longer detectable at 30 and 60 min, respectively...
September 12, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894942/first-steps-towards-development-of-an-instrument-for-the-reproducible-quantification-of-oropharyngeal-swallow-physiology-in-bottle-fed-children
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Maureen A Lefton-Greif, Katlyn Elizabeth McGrattan, Kathryn A Carson, Jeanne M Pinto, Jennifer M Wright, Bonnie Martin-Harris
The incidence of feeding/swallowing impairments (deglutition disorders) in young children is rising and poses serious acute and long-term health consequences. Accurate detection and prompt intervention can lessen the impact of dysphagia-induced sequelae. Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies (VFSSs) are used to make critical decisions for medically fragile children despite procedural variability and the lack of agreed upon measures for interpreting and reporting results. This investigation represents the first steps in the development of a novel tool for the quantification of oropharyngeal swallow physiology from full-length VFSS examinations in bottle-fed children...
September 11, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894161/microbial-communities-in-placentas-from-term-normal-pregnancy-exhibit-spatially-variable-profiles
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Lindsay A Parnell, Catherine M Briggs, Bin Cao, Omar Delannoy-Bruno, Andrew E Schrieffer, Indira U Mysorekar
The placenta is the principal organ nurturing the fetus during pregnancy and was traditionally considered to be sterile. Recent work has suggested that the placenta harbours microbial communities, however the location and possible function of these microbes remain to be confirmed and elucidated. Here, we employed genomic DNA sequencing of multiple variable (V) regions of the bacterial 16S ribosomal gene, to interrogate microbial profiles in term pregnancies, from the basal plate, which is in direct contact with maternal uterine, endothelial, and immune cells; placental villi, which are bathed in maternal blood, and fetal membranes, which encapsulate the amniotic cavity...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888873/comparison-of-regadenoson-and-nitroprusside-to-adenosine-for-measurement-of-fractional-flow-reserve-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Justin Z Lee, Nirmal Singh, Iwan Nyotowidjojo, Carol Howe, See-Wei Low, Thach Nguyen, Duane Pinto, Gautam Kumar, Kwan S Lee
BACKGROUND: FFR is useful in defining the physiological significance of intermediate coronary stenosis and requires induction of maximal hyperemia and measurement of pressure proximal and distal to the stenosis. Hyperemia normally is induced by either IV or IC adenosine, a medication associated with short-term side effects. IV regadenoson and IC nitroprusside have been suggested as viable alternatives. This meta-analysis aims to identify all studies comparing use of intravenous (IV) regadenoson or intracoronary (IC) nitroprusside with IV adenosine to determine differences related to the agent utilized for assessment of fractional flow reserve (FFR)...
July 11, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885580/wound-healing-potential-of-chlorogenic-acid-and-myricetin-3-o-%C3%AE-rhamnoside-isolated-from-parrotia-persica
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Sara E Moghadam, Samad N Ebrahimi, Peyman Salehi, Mahdi Moridi Farimani, Matthias Hamburger, Ehsan Jabbarzadeh
Wound healing is a complex physiological process that is controlled by a well-orchestrated cascade of interdependent biochemical and cellular events, which has spurred the development of therapeutics that simultaneously target these active cellular constituents. We assessed the potential of Parrotia persica (Hamamelidaceae) in wound repair by analyzing the regenerative effects of its two main phenolic compounds, myricetin-3-O-β-rhamnoside and chlorogenic acid. To accomplish this, we performed phytochemical profiling and characterized the chemical structure of pure compounds isolated from P...
September 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878794/a-tau-class-glutathione-s-transferase-is-involved-in-trans-resveratrol-transport-out-of-grapevine-cells
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Ascensión Martínez-Márquez, María J Martínez-Esteso, María T Vilella-Antón, Susana Sellés-Marchart, Jaime A Morante-Carriel, Elias Hurtado, Javier Palazon, Roque Bru-Martínez
Vitis vinifera cell cultures respond to pathogens and elicitors by synthesizing and extracellularly accumulating stilbenoid phytoalexins. Large amounts of trans-resveratrol (t-R) are produced when a cell culture is elicited with methylated cyclodextrins (MBCD), either alone or combined with methyl jasmonate (MeJA). t-R transport to the extracellular medium, which represents the apoplastic space, would place this antifungal defense right in the battlefield to efficiently fight against pathogen attack. Yet despite their physiological relevance, these transport pathways are mostly unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870526/drug-repurposing-strategy-against-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment-of-the-activity-of-metronidazole-in-mono-and-combined-therapy
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M R Simões-Silva, J S De Araújo, G M Oliveira, K C Demarque, R B Peres, I D'Almeida-Melo, D G J Batista, C F Da Silva, C Cardoso-Santos, P B Da Silva, M M Batista, M T Bahia, M N C Soeiro
Metronidazole (Mtz) is a commercial broad-spectrum nitroimidazolic derivative with relevant antimicrobial activity and relative safety profile. Therefore, it is fair to consider Mtz a candidate for drug repurposing for other neglected conditions such as Chagas disease (CD), a parasitic pathology caused by Trypanosoma cruzi. CD is treated only with benznidazole (Bz) and nifurtimox, both introduced in clinics decades ago despite important limitations, including low efficacy on the later disease stage (chronic form) and severe side effects...
September 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
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