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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229109/interaction-between-circadian-rhythms-and-stress
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REVIEW
C E Koch, B Leinweber, B C Drengberg, C Blaum, H Oster
Life on earth has adapted to the day-night cycle by evolution of internal, so-called circadian clocks that adjust behavior and physiology to the recurring changes in environmental conditions. In mammals, a master pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus receives environmental light information and synchronizes peripheral tissues and central non-SCN clocks to geophysical time. Regulatory systems such as the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the autonomic nervous system (ANS), both being important for the regulation of stress responses, receive strong circadian input...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226198/olanzapine-induced-early-cardiovascular-effects-are-mediated-by-the-biological-clock-and-prevented-by-melatonin
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Francisco Romo-Nava, Frederik N Buijs, Marcela Valdés-Tovar, Gloria Benítez-King, MariCarmen Basualdo, Mercedes Perusquía, Gerhard Heinze, Carolina Escobar, Ruud M Buijs
Second generation antipsychotics (SGA) are associated with adverse cardiometabolic side-effects contributing to premature mortality in patients. While mechanisms mediating these cardiometabolic side-effects remain poorly understood, three independent studies recently demonstrated that melatonin was protective against cardiometabolic risk in SGA-treated patients. Since one of the main target areas of circulating melatonin in the brain is the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), we hypothesized that the SCN is involved in SGA-induced early cardiovascular effects in Wistar rats...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224417/neuroanatomical-circuitry-between-kidney-and-rostral-elements-of-brain-a-virally-mediated-transsynaptic-tracing-study-in-mice
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Ye-Ting Zhou, Zhi-Gang He, Tao-Tao Liu, Mao-Hui Feng, Ding-Yu Zhang, Hong-Bing Xiang
The identity of higher-order neurons and circuits playing an associative role to control renal function is not well understood. We identified specific neural populations of rostral elements of brain regions that project multisynaptically to the kidneys in 3-6 days after injecting a retrograde tracer pseudorabies virus (PRV)-614 into kidney of 13 adult male C57BL/6J strain mice. PRV-614 infected neurons were detected in a number of mesencephalic (e.g. central amygdala nucleus), telencephalic regions and motor cortex...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223912/diet-induced-obesity-and-circadian-disruption-of-feeding-behavior
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REVIEW
Aurea Blancas-Velazquez, Jorge Mendoza, Alexandra N Garcia, Susanne E la Fleur
Feeding behavior shows a rhythmic daily pattern, which in nocturnal rodents is observed mainly during the dark period. This rhythmicity is under the influence of the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the main biological clock. Nevertheless, various studies have shown that in rodent models of obesity, using high-energy diets, the general locomotor activity and feeding rhythms can be disrupted. Here, we review the data on the effects of diet-induced obesity (DIO) on locomotor activity and feeding patterns, as well as the effect on the brain sites within the neural circuitry involved in metabolic and rewarding feeding behavior...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222590/a-novel-tumor-pretargeting-system-based-on-complementary-l-configured-oligonucleotides
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Maik Schubert, Ralf Bergmann, Christian Foerster, Wiebke Sihver, Stefan Vonhoff, Sven Klussmann, Lucas Bethge, Martin Walther, Jörn Schlesinger, Jens Pietzsch, Jörg Steinbach, Hans-Juergen Pietzsch
Unnatural mirror image L-configured oligonucleotides (L-ONs) are a convenient substance class for the application as complementary in vivo recognition system between a tumor specific antibody and a smaller radiolabeled effector molecule in pretargeting approaches. The high hybridization velocity and defined melting conditions are excellent preconditions of the L-ON based methodology. Their high metabolic stability and negligible unspecific binding to endogenous targets are superior characteristics in comparison to their D-configured analogs...
February 22, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218723/a-biocompatible-colorimetric-triphenylamine-dicyanovinyl-conjugated-fluorescent-probe-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-cyanide-ion-in-aqueous-media-and-living-cells
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Zi-Hua Zheng, Zhi-Ke Li, Lin-Jiang Song, Qi-Wei Wang, Qing-Fei Huang, Li Yang
A colorimetric and turn-on fluorescent probe 1 bearing triphenylamine-thiophene and dicyanovinyl groups has been synthesized and used to detect cyanide anion via a nucleophilic addition reaction. Probe 1 exhibited prominent selectivity and sensitivity towards CN(-) in aqueous media, even in the presence of other anions such as S(2-), HS(-), SO₃(2-), S₂O₃(2-), S₂O₈(2-), I(-), Br(-), Cl(-), F(-), NO₂(-), N₃(-), SO₄(2-), SCN(-), HCO₃(-), CO₃(2-) and AcO(-). Moreover, a low detection limit (LOD, 51 nM) was observed...
February 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217893/geniculohypothalamic-gabaergic-projections-gate-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-responses-to-retinal-input
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Lydia Hanna, Lauren Walmsley, Abigail Pienaar, Michael Howarth, Timothy M Brown
Sensory input to the master mammalian circadian clock, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), is vital in allowing animals to optimise physiology and behaviour alongside daily changes in the environment. Retinal inputs encoding changes in external illumination provide the principle source of such information. The SCN also receives input from other retinorecipient brain regions, primarily via the geniculohypothalamic tract (GHT), but the contribution of these indirect projections to circadian photoreception are currently poorly understood...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215046/genome-resolved-metagenomics-of-a-bioremediation-system-for-degradation-of-thiocyanate-in-mine-water-containing-suspended-solid-tailings
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Sumayah F Rahman, Rose S Kantor, Robert Huddy, Brian C Thomas, Andries W van Zyl, Susan T L Harrison, Jillian F Banfield
Thiocyanate (SCN(-) ) is a toxic compound that forms when cyanide (CN(-) ), used to recover gold, reacts with sulfur species. SCN(-) -degrading microbial communities have been studied, using bioreactors fed synthetic wastewater. The inclusion of suspended solids in the form of mineral tailings, during the development of the acclimatized microbial consortium, led to the selection of an active planktonic microbial community. Preliminary analysis of the community composition revealed reduced microbial diversity relative to the laboratory-based reactors operated without suspended solids...
February 19, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212033/surface-induced-changes-in-the-thermochromic-transformation-of-an-ionic-liquid-cobalt-thiocyanate-complex
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Benjamin May, Michael Hönle, Bettina Heller, Francesco Greco, Radha Bhuin, Hans-Peter Steinrück, Florian Maier
We demonstrate that a thermodynamic complex equilibrium within an ionic liquid film can be significantly influenced by the presence of the liquid-vacuum interface. Using surface-sensitive X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, we find that the temperature-driven transition from the blue-colored tetrahedral [Co(II) (NCS)4](2-) to the red-colored octahedral [Co(II) (NCS)6](4-) complex already occurs within the outermost nanometers at around +4 °C as compared with -25 °C in the bulk. This thermochromic transformation in the near-surface region goes along with a loss in preferential surface orientation of free [SCN](-) anions and with a pronounced decrease in the complex density; both effects are attributed to the formation of a weakly bound solvation shell around the [Co(II) (NCS)6](4-) anion, leading to an effective complex dilution...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208885/study-on-distribution-of-scorpions-to-provide-prevention-and-interventions-in-combating-scorpionism-in-poldokhtar-county-lorestan-province-iran
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Mansour Nazari, Rastgar Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Scorpions are arthropods of medical importance classified in the class Arachnida, inhabiting hot and dry environments. All scorpions have a venomous sting and several thousand people die each year from scorpion stings, but this mortality is due to the venom of about 25 species located in northern Africa, the Middle East, India, Mexico and parts of South America. Poldokhtar County belongs to one of the southern cities of Lorestan Province, providing suitable habitats for many different species of scorpions due to its specific climatic conditions...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198582/cation-selective-channel-regulated-by-anions-according-to-their-hofmeister-ranking
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Philip A Gurnev, Torri C Roark, Horia I Petrache, Alexander J Sodt, Sergey M Bezrukov
Specificity of small ions, the Hofmeister ranking, is long-known and has many applications including medicine. Yet it evades consistent theoretical description. Here we study the effect of Hofmeister anions on gramicidin A channels in lipid membranes. Counterintuitively, we find that conductance of this perfectly cation-selective channel increases about two-fold in the H2 PO4(-) <Cl(-) ≈Br(-) ≈NO3(-) <ClO4(-) <SCN(-) series. Channel dissociation kinetics show even stronger dependence, with the dwell time increasing about 20-fold...
February 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197876/enhancing-pancreatic-mass-with-normal-serum-ca19-9-key-mdct-features-to-characterize-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-from-its-mimics
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Liang Zhu, Hua-Dan Xue, Wei Liu, Xuan Wang, Xin Sui, Qin Wang, Daming Zhang, Ping Li, Zheng-Yu Jin
OBJECTIVES: To determine key MDCT features for characterizing pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNET) from their mimics, which manifest as enhancing pancreatic mass with normal serum CA19-9 level. METHODS: This retrospective study had institutional review board approval and informed consent was waived. Preoperative multiphase MDCT of 74 patients with enhancing pancreatic masses and normal serum CA19-9 levels were included. Surgical pathologies were PNET (n = 42), microcystic serous cystadenomas (m-SCN, n = 12) and solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasms (SPEN, n = 20)...
February 15, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192978/in-vitro-functional-quality-characterization-of-nota-modified-somatropins
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Nathalie Bracke, Han Yao, Evelien Wynendaele, Frederick Verbeke, Xiaolong Xu, Bert Gevaert, Alex Maes, Christophe Van de Wiele, Mike Sathekge, Sarah De Saeger, Bart M J De Spiegeleer
Chemical modifications on protein biopharmaceuticals introduce extra variability in addition to their inherent complexity, hence require more comprehensive analytical and functional characterization during their discovery, development and manufacturing. Somatropin (i.e. recombinant human growth hormone, rhGH) modified with the chelating agent S-2-(4-isothiocyanatobenzyl)-1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid (p-SCN-Bn-NOTA) allows the incorporation of radiometals for research and possible theranostic purposes...
January 31, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188514/new-fluorescent-and-colorimetric-chemosensor-for-detection-of-cyanide-with-high-selectivity-and-sensitivity-in-aqueous-media
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Hassan Zali-Boeini, Mohammad Zareh Jonaghani
A fluorescent and colorimetric chemosensor for detection of cyanide ion based on a styryl quinoline derivative has been designed and synthesized. The chemosensor (E)-2-(4-mercaptostyryl)quinolin-8-ol L showed high selectivity for detection of cyanide over other anions such as F¯, Cl¯, Br¯, I¯, NO3¯, SCN¯, N3¯, ClO4¯, H2PO4¯, AcO¯, HCO3¯, SO4(2)¯ and HSO4¯in aqueous solution. The chemosensor L displayed an immediate visible and fluorescence changes from nearly colorless to orange and greenish-blue to brick-red upon addition of cyanide ion respectively...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186121/astrocyte-deletion-of-bmal1-alters-daily-locomotor-activity-and-cognitive-functions-via-gaba-signalling
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Olga Barca-Mayo, Meritxell Pons-Espinal, Philipp Follert, Andrea Armirotti, Luca Berdondini, Davide De Pietri Tonelli
Circadian rhythms are controlled by a network of clock neurons in the central pacemaker, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). Core clock genes, such as Bmal1, are expressed in SCN neurons and in other brain cells, such as astrocytes. However, the role of astrocytic clock genes in controlling rhythmic behaviour is unknown. Here we show that ablation of Bmal1 in GLAST-positive astrocytes alters circadian locomotor behaviour and cognition in mice. Specifically, deletion of astrocytic Bmal1 has an impact on the neuronal clock through GABA signalling...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185905/a-preliminary-study-of-single-operator-cholangioscopy-for-diagnosing-pancreatic-cystic-lesions
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Chai Ning-Li, Feng Jia, Guo Yu-Hang, Li Hui-Kai, Ning Bo Wang, Xiangdong Wang, Wang Ying, Wang Yong-Hua, Zhai Ya-Qi, Linghu En-Qiang
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Advances in imaging technology have improved the annual detection rate of pancreatic cystic lesions, but the preoperative diagnosis of pancreatic cystic lesions remains unclear. Thus, the usefulness of single operator cholangioscopy (SOC) as a diagnostic imaging tool for pancreatic cystic lesions is worth investigating. We performed an intracystic visual examination of pancreatic cystic lesions using SOC to determine the diagnostic value of SOC for pancreatic cystic lesions...
February 6, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174180/suprachiasmatic-vasopressin-to-paraventricular-oxytocin-neurocircuit-in-the-hypothalamus-relays-light-reception-to-inhibition-of-feeding-behavior
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Putra Santoso, Masanori Nakata, Yoichi Ueta, Toshihiko Yada
Light syncronizes body's circadian rhythms by modulating the master clock located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus. In modern life, the extended and/or irregular light exposure impairs circadian rhythms and consequently promotes feeding and metabolic disorders. However, the neuronal pathway through which light is coupled to feeding behavior is less elucidated. The present study employed the light exposure during dark phase of the day in rats and observed its effect on neuronal activity and feeding behavior...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171815/thiocyanate-mediated-structural-diversity-in-phenol-based-end-off-compartmental-ligand-complexes-of-group-12-metal-ions-studies-on-their-photophysical-properties-and-phosphatase-like-activity
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Jaydeep Adhikary, Prateeti Chakraborty, Sugata Samanta, Ennio Zangrando, Sanjib Ghosh, Debasis Das
The reaction of a pentadentate compartmental ligand LH, namely 4-tert-Butyl-2,6-bis-[(2-pyridin-2-yl-ethylimino)-methyl]-phenol, with group 12 metal ions (Zn(II), Cd(II), Hg(II)) followed by addition of NaSCN afforded one discrete dinuclear complex [Zn2(L)(SCN)3](1), and two polymeric 1D species [Cd2.5(L)(SCN)3(AcO)]n (2) and [Hg2(L)(SCN)3]n (3). All the complexes have been structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal structure of the complexes reveals different coordination modes of thiocyanate anion that affect the different topology detected in the compounds: the anions are μ(1)-NCS and μ(1,1)-NCS connected in complex 1, while μ(1,3)-NCS bridging mode is observed in 2, and μ(1)-SCN and μ(1,3)-NCS in 3...
January 25, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171798/distribution-of-bupivacaine-hydrochloride-after-sciatic-and-femoral-nerve-blocks-in-cats-a-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Marina C Evangelista, Julie de Lassalle, Christine Chevrier, Eric N Carmel, Denise T Fantoni, Paulo V M Steagall
The objective of this study was to evaluate the distribution of bupivacaine hydrochloride using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after electrical nerve stimulator (ENS)-guided sciatic (ScN) and femoral (FN) nerve blocks in cats. Six adult cats (body weight 4.8±0.6kg) were anesthetized with acepromazine-buprenorphine-propofol-isoflurane. Transverse and sagittal plan sequences of pelvic limbs were obtained using a high-field magnet (1.5T). Afterwards, the ScN and FN blocks (one block per limb) were performed using 0...
January 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159659/day-night-expression-of-mt1-and-mt2-receptors-in-hypothalamic-nuclei-of-the-primate-sapajus-apella
#20
Luciana Pinato, Dayane Ramos, Alessandre Hataka, Patricia S Rossignoli, Marcos Donisete Granado, Marina Cardoso Mazzetto, Leila M G Campos
Melatonin is involved in the temporal organization of several physiological and behavioral events, controlled by hypothalamic nuclei, like sleep, feeding, reproduction and metabolic modulation and acts through two types of high-affinity G protein-coupled membrane receptors: MT1 and MT2. This study aimed to investigate the expression of MT1 and MT2 receptors proteins in four hypothalamic nuclei, i.e., SCN, supraoptic (SON), paraventricular (PVN) and anteroventral periventricular nuclei (AVPV), of the diurnal primate Sapajus apella using immunohistochemistry...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
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