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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103921/manually-defining-regions-of-interest-when-quantifying-paravertebral-muscles-fatty-infiltration-from-axial-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-proposed-method-for-the-lumbar-spine-with-anatomical-cross-reference
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Rebecca J Crawford, Jon Cornwall, Rebecca Abbott, James M Elliott
BACKGROUND: There is increasing interest in paravertebral muscle composition as a potential prognostic and diagnostic element in lumbar spine health. As a consequence, it is becoming popular to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine muscle volume and fatty infiltration in lumbar paravertebral muscles to assess both age-related change and their clinical relevance in low back pain (LBP). A variety of imaging methods exist for both measuring key variables (fat, muscle) and for defining regions of interest, making pooled comparisons between studies difficult and rendering post-production analysis of MRIs confusing...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101875/sustanon-induces-dose-independent-hypertrophy-and-satellite-cell-proliferation-in-slow-oxidative-fibers-of-avian-skeletal-muscle
#2
Mohammed Z Allouh, Ahmad A Jarrar, Hasan A Asfour, Raed S Said, Emad I Shaqoura
Sustanon is a well-known anabolic drug that is used to treat hypogonadism and restore muscle mass and bone density. As research to date has been limited to its effects in glycolytic fibers, this study aimed to investigate the dose-related effects of Sustanon on the oxidative fibers of avian skeletal muscle. Adult female chickens were randomly divided into 4 groups: control (C), received a dose of 100 μl normal saline per injection; and Sustanon-1, -2, and -3 (S1, S2, and S3), that received a dose of 12.5, 25, or 50 mg/kg Sustanon per injection, respectively...
January 19, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101649/molecular-mechanism-of-sarcopenia-and-cachexia-recent-research-advances
#3
REVIEW
Kunihiro Sakuma, Wataru Aoi, Akihiko Yamaguchi
Skeletal muscle provides a fundamental basis for human function, enabling locomotion and respiration. Muscle loss occurs as a consequence of several chronic diseases (cachexia) and normal aging (sarcopenia). Although many negative regulators (atrogin-1, muscle ring finger-1, nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB), myostatin, etc.) have been proposed to enhance protein degradation during both sarcopenia and cachexia, the adaptation of these mediators markedly differs within both conditions. Sarcopenia and cachectic muscles have been demonstrated to be abundant in myostatin-linked molecules...
January 19, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095141/an-old-problem-aging-and-skeletal-muscle-strain-injury
#4
Brent A Baker
: Clinical Scenario: Even though chronological aging is an inevitable phenomenological consequence occurring in every living organism, it is biological aging that may be the most significant factor challenging our quality of life. Development of functional limitations, resulting from improper maintenance and restoration of various organ systems, ultimately leads to reduced health and independence. Skeletal muscle is an organ system, that when challenged, is often injured in response to varying stimuli...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062374/proteomic-analysis-of-the-rett-syndrome-experimental-model-mecp2-q63x-mutant-zebrafish
#5
Alessio Cortelazzo, Thomas Pietri, Claudio De Felice, Silvia Leoncini, Roberto Guerranti, Cinzia Signorini, Anna Maria Timperio, Lello Zolla, Lucia Ciccoli, Joussef Hayek
: Rett syndrome (RTT) is a severe genetic disorder resulting from mutations in the X-linked methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene. Recently, a zebrafish carrying a mecp2-null mutation has been developed with the resulting phenotypes exhibiting defective sensory and thigmotactic responses, and abnormal motor behavior reminiscent of the human disease. Here, we performed a proteomic analysis to examine protein expression changes in mecp2-null vs. wild-type larvae and adult zebrafish...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057818/dna-methylation-assessment-from-human-slow-and-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscle-fibers
#6
Gwenaelle Begue, Ulrika Raue, Bozena Jemiolo, Scott W Trappe
A new application of the Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing method was developed using low-DNA input to investigate the epigenetic profile of human slow- and fast-twitch skeletal muscle fibers. Successful library construction was completed with as little as 15 ng of DNA and high quality sequencing data were obtained with 32 ng of DNA. Analysis identified 143,160 differentially methylated CpG-sites across 14,046 genes. In both fiber types, selected genes predominantly expressed in slow or fast fibers were hypomethylated, which was supported by the RNA-Seq analysis...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057262/cooperation-between-t-box-factors-regulates-the-continuous-segregation-of-germ-layers-during-vertebrate-embryogenesis
#7
G E Gentsch, R S Monteiro, J C Smith
A wild-type vertebrate embryo first generates its head and then extends its main body axis by successively appending trunk and tail. This rostro-caudal (head-to-tail) development is initiated by a set of morphogenetic movements known as gastrulation that recruits multipotent cells into one of the three morphologically distinct germ layers: ectoderm, endoderm, and mesoderm. These primordial tissues go on to form complementary sets of connective tissues and organs to build the head and at least some of the trunk...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055302/t-type-ca-2-channels-and-autoregulation-of-local-blood-flow
#8
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/28045116/comparative-analysis-of-dna-methylome-and-transcriptome-of-skeletal-muscle-in-lean-obese-and-mini-type-pigs
#9
Yalan Yang, Guoming Liang, Guanglin Niu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Rong Zhou, Yanfang Wang, Yulian Mu, Zhonglin Tang, Kui Li
DNA methylation plays a pivotal role in biological processes by affecting gene expression. However, how DNA methylation mediates phenotype difference of skeletal muscle between lean-, obese-, and mini-type pigs remains unclear. We systematically carried out comparative analysis of skeletal muscle by integrating analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation, mRNA, lncRNA and miRNA profiles in three different pig breeds (obese-type Tongcheng, lean-type Landrace, and mini-type Wuzhishan pigs). We found that the differentially methylated genes (DMGs) were significantly associated with lipid metabolism, oxidative stress and muscle development...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045018/targeted-rna-seq-profiling-of-splicing-pattern-in-the-dmd-gene-exons-are-mostly-constitutively-spliced-in-human-skeletal-muscle
#10
Anne-Laure Bougé, Eva Murauer, Emmanuelle Beyne, Julie Miro, Jessica Varilh, Magali Taulan, Michel Koenig, Mireille Claustres, Sylvie Tuffery-Giraud
We have analysed the splicing pattern of the human Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) NB transcript in normal skeletal muscle. To achieve depth of coverage required for the analysis of this lowly expressed gene in muscle, we designed a targeted RNA-Seq procedure that combines amplification of the full-length 11.3 kb DMD cDNA sequence and 454 sequencing technology. A high and uniform coverage of the cDNA sequence was obtained that allowed to draw up a reliable inventory of the physiological alternative splicing events in the muscular DMD transcript...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042532/satellite-cells-contribution-to-exercise-mediated-muscle-hypertrophy-and-repair
#11
REVIEW
Behzad Bazgir, Rouhollah Fathi, Mojtaba Rezazadeh Valojerdi, Paul Mozdziak, Alireza Asgari
Satellite cells (SCs) are the most abundant skeletal muscle stem cells. They are widely recognized for their contributions to maintenance of muscle mass, regeneration and hypertrophy during the human life span. These cells are good candidates for cell therapy due to their self-renewal capabilities and presence in an undifferentiated form. Presently, a significant gap exists between our knowledge of SCs behavior and their application as a means for human skeletal muscle tissue repair and regeneration. Both physiological and pathological stimuli potentially affect SCs activation, proliferation, and terminal differentiation the former category being the focus of this article...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041627/the-relationship-between-muscle-protein-content-and-ct-derived-muscle-radio-density-in-patients-with-upper-gi-cancer
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Michael I Ramage, Neil Johns, Christopher D A Deans, James A Ross, Thomas Preston, Richard J E Skipworth, Carsten Jacobi, Kenneth C H Fearon
INTRODUCTION: Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial syndrome characterized by skeletal muscle loss. Cross-sectional analysis of CT scans is a recognized research method for assessing skeletal muscle volume. However, little is known about the relationship between CT-derived estimates of muscle radio-density (SMD) and muscle protein content. We assessed the relationship between CT-derived body composition variables and the protein content of muscle biopsies from cancer patients. METHODS: Rectus abdominis biopsies from cancer patients (n = 32) were analysed for protein content and correlated with phenotypic data gathered using CT body composition software...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039429/limited-potential-of-genetic-predisposition-scores-to-predict-muscle-mass-and-strength-performance-in-flemish-caucasians-between-19-73-years-of-age
#13
Ruben Charlier, Maarten Caspers, Sara Knaeps, Evelien Mertens, Diether Lambrechts, Johan Lefevre, Martine Thomis
Since both muscle mass and strength performance are polygenic in nature, the current study compared four Genetic Predisposition Scores (GPS) in their ability to predict these phenotypes. Data were gathered within the framework of the first generation Flemish Policy Research Centre 'Sport, Physical Activity and Health' (2002-2004). Results are based on muscle characteristics data of 565 Flemish Caucasians (19-73 yr, 365 men). Skeletal muscle mass (SMM) was determined using bioelectrical impedance. The Biodex dynamometer was used to measure isometric (PTstatic120°) and isokinetic strength (PTdynamic60° and PTdynamic240°), ballistic movement speed (S20%) and muscular endurance (Work) of the knee extensors...
December 30, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038676/health-care-professionals-experience-understanding-and-perception-of-need-of-advanced-cancer-patients-with-cachexia-and-their-families-the-benefits-of-a-dedicated-clinic
#14
David Scott, Joanne Reid, Peter Hudson, Peter Martin, Sam Porter
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is defined as the on-going loss of skeletal muscle mass that cannot be fully reversed by conventional nutritional support. It is found in up to 80% of patients with advanced cancer and has profound psycho-social consequences for patients and their families. Previous studies demonstrate that many healthcare professionals receive little formal education in cachexia management leading them to feel that they have limited understanding of the syndrome and cannot intervene effectively...
December 30, 2016: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027907/effect-of-ramadan-fasting-on-fatigue-mood-sleepiness-and-health-related-quality-of-life-of-healthy-young-men-in-summer-time-in-germany-a-prospective-controlled-study
#15
Boya Nugraha, Samaneh Khoshandam Ghashang, Imad Hamdan, Christoph Gutenbrunner
Muslims around the world fast during the lunar month of Ramadan. The month consists of 29 or 30 days, which vary in length depending on geographic location and the time of year. During this month, Muslims abstain from food, drink, smoking, and sex from dawn until sunset. In 2015, Ramadan fell during the summer. As a result, Muslims in Germany fasted 19 h a day. Previous research has shown associations between fasting and mood enhancement. This study aimed to determine the effect of fasting on young, healthy males who fasted in Germany during Ramadan 2015...
December 24, 2016: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012038/study-of-the-union-method-of-microelectrode-array-and-afm-for-the-recording-of-electromechanical-activities-in-living-cardiomyocytes
#16
Jian Tian, Chunlong Tu, Bobo Huang, Yitao Liang, Jian Zhou, Xuesong Ye
Electrophysiology and mechanics are two essential components in the functions of cardiomyocytes and skeletal muscle cells. The simultaneous recording of electrophysiological and mechanical activities is important for the understanding of mechanisms underlying cell functions. For example, on the one hand, mechanisms under cardiovascular drug effects will be investigated in a comprehensive way by the simultaneous recording of electrophysiological and mechanical activities. On the other hand, computational models of electromechanics provide a powerful tool for the research of cardiomyocytes...
December 23, 2016: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006435/linking-skeletal-muscle-blood-flow-and-metabolism-to-the-limits-of-human-performance
#17
Robert Boushel
Over the last 50 years, Bengt Saltin's contributions to our understanding of physiology of the circulation, the matching of the circulation to muscle metabolism, and the underlying mechanisms that set the limits for exercise performance were enormous. His research addressed the key questions in the field using sophisticated experimental methods including field expeditions. From the Dallas Bedrest Study to the 1-leg knee model to the physiology of lifelong training, his prodigious body of work was foundational in the field of exercise physiology and his leadership propelled integrative human physiology into the mainstream of biological sciences...
January 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002512/pharmacotoxicological-screening-on-new-derivatives-of-beta-phenylethylamine-potential-agonists-of-beta3-adrenergic-receptors
#18
Simona Negreş, Anca Zanfirescu, Floriana Elvira Ionică, Elena Moroşan, Bruno Ştefan Velescu, Oana Cristina Şeremet, Cristina Elena Zbârcea, Emil Ştefănescu, Manuella Militaru, Andreea LetiŢia Arsene, Denisa Marilena Margină, Livia Uncu, Corina Scutari, Cornel ChiriŢă
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Beta3-adrenergic receptors (beta3-ARs) have been initially characterized in 1989. Afterwards, their tissue distribution was established: white and brown adipose tissue, central nervous system, myocardium (atrial and ventricular), blood vessels, smooth gastrointestinal muscles (stomach, small intestine, colon), gallbladder, urinary bladder, prostate, skeletal muscles. Non-clinical trials have demonstrated the major implication of beta3-ARs in glucose metabolism, implicitly, in insulin release, and also in obesity...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000149/fibro-adipogenic-progenitors-safeguard-themselves-a-novel-mechanism-to-reduce-fibrosis-is-discovered
#19
Osvaldo Contreras, Enrique Brandan
PDGFRα regulates several cellular processes, and exacerbated PDGF signaling cause fibrosis in different tissues. Different research groups have shown that fibro/adipogenic progenitors (FAPs) are responsible for pathological fibrosis found in skeletal muscle disorders. Rando's Lab describes that an intronic polyadenylation of Pdgfra regulates FAPs activity, and therefore fibrosis. This discovery opens a new potential target for treating fibrosis.
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998712/impacts-of-femoral-artery-and-vein-excision-versus-femoral-artery-excision-on-the-hindlimb-ischemic-model-in-cd-1-mice
#20
Miao Chen, Huimin Fan, Benjamin T Ledford, Zayd Farah, Catherine Barron, Zhongmin Liu, Jia-Qiang He
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Although femoral artery ligation-induced ischemia is commonly used in C57BL/6 or Balb/c mice, direct comparisons between femoral artery/vein (FAV) versus femoral artery (FA) excisions have not been reported. The goal of the present study is to investigate the effects of FAV versus FA excisions on hindlimb models using adult CD-1 mice. METHODS: Two groups (n=10/group) of adult, mixed gender CD-1 mice were used to generate hindlimb ischemic models by excising either the FAV or FA...
December 18, 2016: Microvascular Research
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