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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776816/patterns-and-associations-of-structural-and-functional-cutaneous-responses-during-loading-at-heel-and-sacral-skin-in-aged-females-a-reanalysis-of-clinical-study-data
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Eva K B Pfannes, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to explore possible interrelationships and cutaneous response patterns at the heel and sacral skin due to prolonged loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Skin stiffness, elasticity, roughness and transepidermal water loss, stratum corneum hydration, erythema, and temperature of n = 20 aged females (mean age 69.9 years) were measured before and after 90 and 150 min loading in supine position. Delta values were calculated and correlated using Spearman's rho...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775929/negative-impacts-of-elevated-nitrate-on-physiological-performance-are-not-exacerbated-by-low-ph
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Daniel F Gomez Isaza, Rebecca L Cramp, Craig E Franklin
Multiple environmental stressors, including nutrient effluents (i.e. nitrates [NO3 - ]) and altered pH regimes, influence the persistence of freshwater species in anthropogenically disturbed habitats. Independently, nitrate and low pH affect energy allocation by increasing maintenance costs and disrupting oxygen uptake, which ultimately results in impacts upon whole animal performance. However, the interaction between these two stressors has not been characterised. To address this, the effects of nitrate and pH and their interaction on aerobic scope and physiological performance were investigated in the blueclaw crayfish, Cherax destructor...
May 15, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775391/understanding-physical-mechanism-of-low-level-microwave-radiation-effect
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Hiie Hinrikus, Maie Bachmann, Jaanus Lass
PURPOSE: This topic review aims to explain the mechanism of low-level microwave radiation effect based on published research results. The review presents the analysis of theoretical and experimental results comprising underlying physics and derived biological-physiological consequences supported by experimental data. CONCLUSIONS: The rotation of dipolar molecules causes polarization of dielectric medium and restructuring of hydrogen bonds between these molecules...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774990/searching-for-a-mitochondrial-root-to-the-decline-in-muscle-function-with-ageing
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EDITORIAL
Marta Gonzalez-Freire, Fatemeh Adelnia, Ruin Moaddel, Luigi Ferrucci
Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass and strength, is linked to a range of adverse outcomes, such as impaired physical performance, cognitive function, and mortality. Preventing sarcopenia may reduce the burden of functional decline with aging and its impact on physiological and economic well-being in older adults. Mitochondria in muscle cells lose their intrinsic efficiency and capacity to produce energy during aging, and it has been hypothesized that such a decline is the main driver of sarcopenia...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773846/appetite-during-the-recovery-phase-of-critical-illness-a-cohort-study
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Judith L Merriweather, David M Griffith, Timothy S Walsh
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Reduced appetite is a recognised physiological symptom in survivors of critical illness. While reduced appetite has been reported by patients after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge, quantification using visual analogue scales (VAS) has not been previously performed, and follow-up duration has been limited. We aimed to describe appetite scores in ICU survivors during the first 3 months after ICU discharge and explore association with systemic inflammation. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Secondary analysis of data collected in a complex rehabilitation intervention trial (RECOVER)...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773488/identifying-the-myogenic-and-metabolic-components-of-cerebral-autoregulation
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S J Payne
Cerebral autoregulation is the term used to describe a number of mechanisms that act together to maintain a near constant cerebral blood flow in response to changes in arterial blood pressure. These mechanisms are complex and known to be affected in a range of cerebrovascular diseases. However, it can be difficult to assign an alteration in cerebral autoregulation to one of the underlying physiological mechanisms without the use of a complex mathematical model. In this paper, we thus set out a new approach that enables these mechanisms to be related to the autoregulation behaviour and hence inferred from experimental measurements...
May 14, 2018: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773349/robot-assisted-training-using-hybrid-assistive-limb%C3%A2-for-cerebral-palsy
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Mayumi Matsuda, Nobuaki Iwasaki, Yuki Mataki, Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Kenichi Yoshikawa, Kazushi Takahashi, Keiko Enomoto, Kumiko Sano, Aoi Kubota, Tomohiro Nakayama, Junko Nakayama, Haruka Ohguro, Masafumi Mizukami, Kazuhide Tomita
PURPOSE: The Hybrid Assistive Limb® (HAL®, CYBERDYNE) is a wearable robot that provides assistance to a patient while they are walking, standing, and performing leg movements based on the wearer's intended movement. The effect of robot-assisted training using HAL® for cerebral palsy (CP) is unknown. Therefore, we assessed the effect of robot-assisted training using HAL® on patients with CP, and compared walking and gross motor abilities between pre-intervention and post-intervention...
May 14, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770561/investigating-the-interaction-of-anticancer-drug-temsirolimus-with-human-transferrin-molecular-docking-and-spectroscopic-approach
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Anas Shamsi, Azaj Ahmed, Mohd Shahnawaz Khan, Fohad Mabood Husain, Samreen Amani, Bilqees Bano
In our present study, binding between an important anti renal cancer drug temsirolimus and human transferrin (hTF) was investigated employing spectroscopic and molecular docking approach. In the presence of temsirolimus, hyper chromaticity is observed in hTF in UV spectroscopy suggestive of complex formation between hTF and temsirolimus. Fluorescence spectroscopy revealed the occurrence of quenching in hTF in the presence of temsirolimus implying complex formation taking place between hTF and temsirolimus. Further, the mode of interaction between hTF and temsirolimus was revealed to be static by fluorescence quenching analysis at 3 different temperatures...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770112/circadian-plasticity-in-the-brain-of-insects-and-rodents
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REVIEW
Wojciech Krzeptowski, Grzegorz Hess, Elżbieta Pyza
In both vertebrate and invertebrate brains, neurons, glial cells and synapses are plastic, which means that the physiology and structure of these components are modified in response to internal and external stimuli during development and in mature brains. The term plasticity has been introduced in the last century to describe experience-dependent changes in synapse strength and number. These changes result from local functional and morphological synapse modifications; however, these modifications also occur more commonly in pre- and postsynaptic neurons...
2018: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767630/characterization-of-cardiorespiratory-phase-synchronization-and-directionality-in-late-premature-and-full-term-infants
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Maristella Lucchini, Nicolo Pini, William P Fifer, Nina Burtchen, Maria G Signorini
OBJECTIVE: Though the mutual influence of cardiovascular and respiratory rhythms in healthy newborns has been documented, its full characterization is still pending. In general, activity of many physiological subsystems has a well expressed rhythmic character, and often an interdependency between physiological rhythms emerges early in development. Traditional methods of data analysis only address the quantification of the strength of subsystem interactions. In this work, we will investigate system interrelationships in terms of possible presence of causal or directional interplays...
May 16, 2018: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766765/control-of-transitions-between-locomotor-like-and-paw-shake-like-rhythms-in-a-model-of-a-multistable-central-pattern-generator
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Jessica Rae Parker, Brain Bondy, Boris I Prilutsky, Gennady S Cymbalyuk
The ability of the same neuronal circuit to control different motor functions is an actively debated concept. Previously, we have shown in a model that a single multistable CPG could produce two different rhythmic motor patterns, slow and fast, corresponding to cat locomotion and paw-shaking. A locomotor-like rhythm (~2 Hz) and a paw-shake-like rhythm (~10 Hz) did coexist and, by applying a single pulse of current, we could switch the CPG from one regime to another (Bondy et al. 2016). Here, we investigate roles of slow intrinsic ionic currents in this multistability...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766217/involvement-of-extrasynaptic-glutamate-in-physiological-and-pathophysiological-changes-of-neuronal-excitability
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REVIEW
Balázs Pál
Glutamate is the most abundant neurotransmitter of the central nervous system, as the majority of neurons use glutamate as neurotransmitter. It is also well known that this neurotransmitter is not restricted to synaptic clefts, but found in the extrasynaptic regions as ambient glutamate. Extrasynaptic glutamate originates from spillover of synaptic release, as well as from astrocytes and microglia. Its concentration is magnitudes lower than in the synaptic cleft, but receptors responding to it have higher affinity for it...
May 15, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766166/hamiltonian-replica-exchange-simulations-of-glucose-oxidase-adsorption-on-charged-surfaces
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Yun Xie, Zhanchao Li, Jian Zhou
The Hamiltonian replica exchange Monte Carlo (H-REMC) algorithm was applied to study protein adsorption and its performance was compared with that of the temperature replica exchange Monte Carlo (T-REMC). Comparisons indicate that the simulation results are consistent but the computational efficiency is improved for H-REMC. H-REMC could accurately and efficiently identify the preferred orientations of glucose oxidase (GOx) on charged surfaces; different preferential GOx orientations on different surfaces and solution conditions could be spotted with a much fewer number of simulation runs...
May 16, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761422/computational-pre-surgical-planning-of-arterial-patch-reconstruction-parametric-limits-and-in-vitro-validation
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S Samaneh Lashkarinia, Senol Piskin, Tijen A Bozkaya, Ece Salihoglu, Can Yerebakan, Kerem Pekkan
Surgical treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD) involves complex vascular reconstructions utilizing artificial and native surgical materials. A successful surgical reconstruction achieves an optimal hemodynamic profile through the graft in spite of the complex post-operative vessel growth pattern and the altered pressure loading. This paper proposes a new in silico patient-specific pre-surgical planning framework for patch reconstruction and investigates its computational feasibility. The proposed protocol is applied to the patch repair of main pulmonary artery (MPA) stenosis in the Tetralogy of Fallot CHD template...
May 14, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756416/testosterone-and-sarcopenia
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REVIEW
Myung Jun Shin, Yun Kyung Jeon, In Joo Kim
Aging affects metabolism, leading to physiological and functional impairments, and is also related to changes in body composition, including reduced skeletal muscle mass and increased body fat. These changes are correlated with the pathophysiology of sarcopenia, which is defined as age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength. Low testosterone levels are associated with unfavorable body composition changes, and sex hormones decrease with aging. Androgen deficiency, along with lack of exercise and poor nutrition, may be among the modifiable contributors to sarcopenia...
May 11, 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754578/quality-of-life-in-primary-school-children-the-health-oriented-pedagogical-project-hopp
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Kristen Ringdal, Gerd Inger Ringdal, Helene Kristin Olsen, Asgeir Mamen, Per Morten Fredriksen
AIMS: The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between parents' level of education, measurements of physical attributes, and quality of life in a general sample of primary school children. METHODS: The children's and the parents' versions of the Inventory of Life Quality in Children and Adolescents (ILC) were used to measure health-related quality of life (QOL) in 2140 school children (response rate 93%) and 1639 parents (response rate 71%) recruited from nine primary schools in Norway...
May 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753957/brainstem-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-using-focused-ultrasound-a-demonstration-of-feasibility-and-enhanced-doxorubicin-delivery
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Saira Alli, Carlyn A Figueiredo, Brian Golbourn, Nesrin Sabha, Megan Yijun Wu, Andrew Bondoc, Amanda Luck, Daniel Coluccia, Colin Maslink, Christian Smith, Heiko Wurdak, Kullervo Hynynen, Meaghan O'Reilly, James T Rutka
Magnetic Resonance Image-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) has been used to achieve transient BBB opening without tissue injury. Delivery of a targeted ultrasonic wave causes an interaction between administered microbubbles and the capillary bed resulting in enhanced vessel permeability. The use of MRgFUS in the brainstem has not previously been shown but could provide value in the treatment of tumours such as Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) where the intact BBB has contributed to the limited success of chemotherapy...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751653/functional-significance-of-the-adcy10-dependent-intracellular-camp-compartments
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REVIEW
Sofya Pozdniakova, Yury Ladilov
Mounting evidence confirms the compartmentalized structure of evolutionarily conserved 3'⁻5'-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) signaling, which allows for simultaneous participation in a wide variety of physiological functions and ensures specificity, selectivity and signal strength. One important player in cAMP signaling is soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC). The intracellular localization of sAC allows for the formation of unique intracellular cAMP microdomains that control various physiological and pathological processes...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751273/age-related-mechanical-strength-evolution-of-trabecular-bone-under-fatigue-damage-for-both-genders-fracture-risk-evaluation
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Rabeb Ben Kahla, Abdelwahed Barkaoui, Tarek Merzouki
Bone tissue is a living composite material, providing mechanical and homeostatic functions, and able to constantly adapt its microstructure to changes in long term loading. This adaptation is conducted by a physiological process, known as "bone remodeling". This latter is manifested by interactions between osteoclasts and osteoblasts, and can be influenced by many local factors, via effects on bone cell differentiation and proliferation. In the current work, age and gender effects on damage rate evolution, throughout life, have been investigated using a mechanobiological finite element modeling...
May 4, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750145/calibrating-transcriptional-activity-using-constitutive-synthetic-promoters-in-mutants-for-global-regulators-in-escherichia-coli
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Ananda Sanches-Medeiros, Lummy Maria Oliveira Monteiro, Rafael Silva-Rocha
The engineering of synthetic circuits in cells relies on the use of well-characterized biological parts that would perform predicted functions under the situation considered, and many efforts have been taken to set biological standards that could define the basic features of these parts. However, since most synthetic biology projects usually require a particular cellular chassis and set of growth conditions, defining standards in the field is not a simple task as gene expression measurements could be affected severely by genetic background and culture conditions...
2018: International Journal of Genomics
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