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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431436/enhanced-tearing-by-electrical-stimulation-of-the-anterior-ethmoid-nerve
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Mark Brinton, Andrea L Kossler, Zara M Patel, James Loudin, Manfred Franke, Christopher N Ta, Daniel Palanker
Purpose: Electrical neurostimulation enhances tear secretion, and can be applied to treatment of dry eye disease. Using a chronic implant, we evaluate the effects of stimulating the anterior ethmoid nerve on the aqueous, lipid, and protein content of secreted tears. Methods: Neurostimulators were implanted beneath the nasal mucosa in 13 New Zealand white rabbits. Stimulations (2.3-2.8 mA pulses of 75-875 μs in duration repeated at 30-100 Hz for 3 minutes) were performed daily, for 3 weeks to measure changes in tear volume (Schirmer test), osmolarity (TearLab osmometer), lipid (Oil-Red-O staining), and protein (BCA assay, mass spectrometry)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430937/high-sugar-but-not-high-fat-food-activates-supraoptic-oxytocin-neurones-in-the-male-rat
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Catherine Hume, Nancy Sabatier, John Menzies
Oxytocin is a potent anorexigen and is believed to have a role in satiety signalling. We developed rat models to study the activity of oxytocin neurones in response to voluntary consumption or oral gavage of foods using c-Fos immunohistochemistry and in vivo electrophysiology.Using c-Fos expression as an indirect marker of neural activation, we showed that the percentage of magnocellular oxytocin neurones expressing c-Fos increased with voluntary consumption of sweetened condensed milk (SCM). To model the effect of food in the stomach, we gavaged anaesthetised rats with SCM...
April 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428553/the-yeast-osmostress-response-is-carbon-source-dependent
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Roja Babazadeh, Petri-Jaan Lahtvee, Caroline B Adiels, Mattias Goksör, Jens B Nielsen, Stefan Hohmann
Adaptation to altered osmotic conditions is a fundamental property of living cells and has been studied in detail in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Yeast cells accumulate glycerol as compatible solute, controlled at different levels by the High Osmolarity Glycerol (HOG) response pathway. Up to now, essentially all osmostress studies in yeast have been performed with glucose as carbon and energy source, which is metabolised by glycolysis with glycerol as a by-product. Here we investigated the response of yeast to osmotic stress when yeast is respiring ethanol as carbon and energy source...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427825/molecular-mechanisms-of-the-yeast-adaptive-response-and-tolerance-to-stresses-encountered-during-ethanol-fermentation
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REVIEW
Choowong Auesukaree
During ethanol fermentation, yeast cells encounter various stresses including sugar substrates-induced high osmolarity, increased ethanol concentration, oxygen metabolism-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS), and elevated temperature. To cope with these fermentation-associated stresses, appropriate adaptive responses are required to prevent stress-induced cellular dysfunctions and to acquire stress tolerances. This review will focus on the cellular effects of these stresses, molecular basis of the adaptive response to each stress, and the cellular mechanisms contributing to stress tolerance...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424671/functional-characterization-and-conditional-regulation-of-the-type-vi-secretion-system-in-vibrio-fluvialis
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Yuanming Huang, Pengcheng Du, Meng Zhao, Wei Liu, Yu Du, Baowei Diao, Jie Li, Biao Kan, Weili Liang
Vibrio fluvialis is an emerging foodborne pathogen of increasing public health concern. The mechanism(s) that contribute to the bacterial survival and disease are still poorly understood. In other bacterial species, type VI secretion systems (T6SSs) are known to contribute to bacterial pathogenicity by exerting toxic effects on host cells or competing bacterial species. In this study, we characterized the genetic organization and prevalence of two T6SS gene clusters (VflT6SS1 and VflT6SS2) in V. fluvialis. VflT6SS2 harbors three "orphan" hcp-vgrG modules and was more prevalent than VflT6SS1 in our isolates...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424587/interactions-of-the-mechanosensitive-channels-with-extracellular-matrix-integrins-and-cytoskeletal-network-in-osmosensation
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REVIEW
Runsheng Jiao, Dan Cui, Stephani C Wang, Dongyang Li, Yu-Feng Wang
Life is maintained in a sea water-like internal environment. The homeostasis of this environment is dependent on osmosensory system translation of hydromineral information into osmotic regulatory machinery at system, tissue and cell levels. In the osmosensation, hydromineral information can be converted into cellular reactions through osmoreceptors, which changes thirst and drinking, secretion of antidiuretic vasopressin (VP), reabsorption of water and salt in the kidneys at systemic level as well as cellular metabolic activity and survival status at tissue level...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424229/tension-activated-channels-in-the-mechanism-of-osmotic-fitness-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Uğur Çetiner, Ian Rowe, Anthony Schams, Christina Mayhew, Deanna Rubin, Andriy Anishkin, Sergei Sukharev
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is an opportunistic pathogen with an exceptional ability to adapt to a range of environments. Part of its adaptive potential is the ability to survive drastic osmolarity changes. Upon a sudden dilution of external medium, such as during exposure to rain, bacteria evade mechanical rupture by engaging tension-activated channels that act as osmolyte release valves. In this study, we compare fast osmotic permeability responses in suspensions of wild-type PA and Escherichia coli (EC) strains in stopped-flow experiments and provide electrophysiological descriptions of osmotic-release channels in PA...
April 19, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421628/comparison-of-the-nephrotoxic-effects-of-iodixanol-versus-iohexol-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-undergoing-coronary-angiography-or-angioplasty
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Tao Song, Min Song, Zhiming Ge, Yong Li, Peimiao Shi, Menghan Sun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this clinical trial is to compare iodixanol with iohexol for the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction who are currently undergoing coronary angiography or angioplasty. METHODS: The clinical trial included 220 consecutive patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction undergoing coronary angiography or angioplasty. Study participants were administered either iodixanol (n = 110) or iohexol (n = 110)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417586/icu-mortality-is-increased-with-high-admission-serum-osmolarity-in-all-patients-other-than-those-admitted-with-pulmonary-diseases-and-hypoxia
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Shailesh Bihari, Shivesh Prakash, Sandra L Peake, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Andrew Bersten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: High serum osmolarity has been shown to be lung protective. There is lack of clinical studies evaluating the impact on outcomes such as mortality. We aimed to examine the effect of serum osmolarity on intensive care unit (ICU) mortality in critically ill patients METHODS: Data from January 2000 to December 2012 was accessed using the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Outcomes and Resource Evaluation (CORE) database. A total of 509 180 patients were included...
April 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417188/comparative-transcriptome-sequence-analysis-of-sporulation-related-genes-of-aspergillus-cristatus-in-response-to-low-and-high-osmolarity
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Yongyi Ge, Fengming Yu, Yumei Tan, Xiaoling Zhang, Zuoyi Liu
Aspergillus cristatus undergoes sexual and asexual development under conditions of low and high osmotic pressure, respectively. In this study, the expression levels of 107 genes associated with sexual and asexual development were analysed under conditions of low and high osmotic pressure by RNA sequencing. The results showed that 37 genes were up-regulated and other genes were down-regulated under conditions of high osmotic pressure, with most of the up-regulated genes associated with asexual development and most down-regulated genes associated with sexual development...
April 17, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409346/development-and-diseases-of-the-collecting-duct-system
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Lihe Chen, Paul J Higgins, Wenzheng Zhang
The collecting duct of the mammalian kidney is important for the regulation of extracellular volume, osmolarity, and pH. There are two major structurally and functionally distinct cell types: principal cells and intercalated cells. The former regulates Na(+) and water homeostasis, while the latter participates in acid-base homeostasis. In vivo lineage tracing using Cre recombinase or its derivatives such as CreGFP and CreER(T2) is a powerful new technique to identify stem/progenitor cells in their native environment and to decipher the origins of the tissue that they give rise to...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401790/comparison-of-iodixanol-and-iopromide-in-patients-with-renal-insufficiency-and-congestive-heart-failure-undergoing-coronary-angiography-by-hemodynamic-monitoring
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Geng Qian, Yong-Qiang Yang, Wei Dong, Feng Cao, Yun-Dai Chen
We investigated the impact of contrast media (CM) with different osmolality on cardiac preload in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and congestive heart failure (CHF). Patients with CKD and CHF were equally randomized to receive either iso-osmolar contrast media (IOCM) iodixanol or low-osmolar contrast media iopromide. We measured cardiac preload indexes by invasive hemodynamic monitoring before and after CM injection. Major adverse cardiac events postprocedures were recorded. Increase in extravascular lung water index was only seen in the iopromide group ( P < ...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399019/pathophysiology-and-implications-of-intradialytic-hypertension
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Peter Noel Van Buren
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intradialytic hypertension occurs regularly in 10--15% of hemodialysis patients. A large observational study recently showed that intradialytic hypertension of any magnitude increased mortality risk comparable to the most severe degrees of intradialytic hypotension. The present review review discusses the most recent evidence underlying the pathophysiology of intradialytic hypertension and implications for its management. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with intradialytic hypertension typically have small interdialytic weight gains, but bioimpedance spectroscopy shows these patients have significant chronic extracellular volume excess...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395333/ovine-uterine-space-restriction-causes-dysregulation-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-fetal-kidneys%C3%A2
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Rachel A Kranch-Shorthouse, Adam S Bauer, Ronald R Magness, Gladys E Lopez, Jeffrey L Segar, Sharon E Blohowiak, Pamela J Kling
In ovine pregnancy, uterine space restriction (USR) resulting from decreased space for placental attachment caused intrauterine growth restriction and impaired nephrogenesis. The fetal kidney renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is involved in nephrogenesis, fluid balance, and iron deposition. Angiotensin II exerts its effects via multiple receptors: angiotensin II 1-8 receptor type 1 (AT 1 R) and type 2 (AT 2 R), and angiotensin II 1-7 Mas receptor (MASR). Objective: : To test the hypothesis that ovine USR is associated with dysregulation of the fetal renal RAS...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384103/emulsion-of-chloramphenicol-an-overwhelming-approach-for-ocular-delivery
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Kalpesh C Ashara, Ketan V Shah
BACKGROUND: Ophthalmic formulations of chloramphenicol have poor bioavailability of chloramphenicol in the ocular cavity. AIM: The present study aimed at exploring the impact of different oil mixtures in the form of emulsion on the permeability of chloramphenicol after ocular application. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Selection of oil mixture and ratio of the components was made by an equilibrium solubility method. An emulsifier was chosen according to its emulsification properties...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382626/use-of-radiocontrast-agents-in-ckd-and-esrd
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Jehan Z Bahrainwala, Amanda K Leonberg-Yoo, Michael R Rudnick
Contrast exposure in a population with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires additional consideration given the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after exposure to iodinated contrast as well as systemic injury with exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA). Strategies to avoid CIN, and manage patients after exposure, including extracorporeal removal of contrast media, may differ among an advanced CKD population as compared to a general population. There is strong evidence to support the use of isotonic volume expansion and the lowest dose of low-osmolar or iso-osmolar contrast media possible to decrease CIN...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382383/rpos-affects-gene-expression-in-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi-under-early-hyperosmotic-stress
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Xia Zhang, Chaowang Zhu, Juan Yin, Yang Sui, Yingchao Wang, Guanghua Zhai
During the infectious procedure of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi), Salmonella would suffer from some severe environmental stresses, such as gastric acid stress, enteric hyperosmotic stress, bile acids stress, and oxidative stress. S. Typhi must regulate the expression of numerous genes through the complex regulatory network to adapt strict stresses. RpoS, which encodes sigma factor σ(s), was reported to be a very important regulator in the maximal survival of enteric pathogens including S. enterica in the stress conditions...
April 6, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380353/interaction-dynamics-determine-signaling-and-output-pathway-responses
#18
Klement Stojanovski, Tony Ferrar, Hannah Benisty, Friedemann Uschner, Javier Delgado, Javier Jimenez, Carme Solé, Eulalia de Nadal, Edda Klipp, Francesc Posas, Luis Serrano, Christina Kiel
The understanding of interaction dynamics in signaling pathways can shed light on pathway architecture and provide insights into targets for intervention. Here, we explored the relevance of kinetic rate constants of a key upstream osmosensor in the yeast high-osmolarity glycerol-mitogen-activated protein kinase (HOG-MAPK) pathway to signaling output responses. We created mutant pairs of the Sln1-Ypd1 complex interface that caused major compensating changes in the association (kon) and dissociation (koff) rate constants (kinetic perturbations) but only moderate changes in the overall complex affinity (Kd)...
April 4, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380091/tear-osmolarity-and-ocular-surface-parameters-in-patients-with-psoriasis
#19
Goktug Demirci, Sevil Karaman Erdur, Rukiye Aydin, Ali Balevi, Mustafa Eliacik, Mustafa Ozsutcu, Oktay Olmuscelik
Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate tear osmolarity, tear film function, and ocular surface changes in patients with psoriasis. Methods: At a single center, 30 eyes of 30 patients with psoriasis (group 1) and 30 eyes of 30 healthy individuals (group 2) were evaluated using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire, Schirmer I test, tear film break-up time (TBUT) test, scoring of ocular surface fluorescein staining using a modified Oxford scale, and tear osmolarity measurement...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378385/functional-characterization-of-lotp-from-liberibacter-asiaticus
#20
Flavia Loto, Janelle F Coyle, Kaylie A Padgett, Fernando A Pagliai, Christopher L Gardner, Graciela L Lorca, Claudio F Gonzalez
Liberibacter asiaticus is an unculturable parasitic bacterium of the alphaproteobacteria group hosted by both citrus plants and a psyllid insect vector (Diaphorina citri). In the citrus tree, the bacteria thrive only inside the phloem, causing a systemically incurable and deadly plant disease named citrus greening or Huanglongbing. Currently, all commercial citrus cultivars in production are susceptible to L. asiaticus, representing a serious threat to the citrus industry worldwide. The technical inability to isolate and culture L...
April 5, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
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