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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064202/trends-in-and-characteristics-of-marijuana-and-menthol-cigarette-use-among-current-cigarette-smokers-2005-2014
#1
Gillian L Schauer, Erica N Peters, Zachary Rosenberry, Hyoshin Kim
BACKGROUND: Given increasing co-marijuana and tobacco use in the U.S., this study aimed to explore the overlap between menthol cigarette use (MCU) and marijuana. METHODS: Data came from past month U.S. cigarette smokers 12 years and older responding to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health between 2005 and 2014 (N= 51,500). Prevalence, demographics and substance use characteristics from 2013-14 were assessed across four groups, based on past month marijuana and tobacco use: cigarette smokers with marijuana and MCU, with marijuana but no MCU, with no marijuana but MCU, and with use of neither...
January 6, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057997/male-urethral-diverticulum-uncommon-entity-our-experience
#2
Naveen Thakur, Vilas Pandurang Sabale, Deepak Mane, Abhirudra Mullay
Out pouching of the urethral wall could be congenital or acquired. Male urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare entity. We present 2 cases of acquired and 1 case of congenital male UD. Case 1A: 40 year male presented with SPC and dribbling urine. Clinically he had hard perineal swelling. RGU revealed large diverticulum in proximal bulbar, irregular narrow distal urethra and stricture just beyond diverticulum. Managed with perineal exploration, stone removal, diverticulum repair and urethroplasty using excess diverticular wall...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057199/prevalence-and-socio-economic-factors-determining-use-of-modern-contraception-among-married-men-in-kyrgyzstan-evidence-from-a-demographic-and-health-survey
#3
V Kogay, I Itua
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of modern contraceptive use (MCU), and to identify socio-economic factors that are associated with MCU among married men in Kyrgyzstan. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study based on the 2012 Kyrgyzstan Demographic and Health Survey data. METHODS: This study used data from 460 married men aged 20-49 years. Descriptive statistics, Pearson's Chi-squared test and logistic regression were used to estimate the prevalence of MCU, and to define factors that influence MCU among married men in Kyrgyzstan...
January 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045016/the-three-herb-formula-shuang-huang-lian-stabilizes-mast-cells-through-activation-of-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter
#4
Yuan Gao, Rui Hou, Qiaoling Fei, Lei Fang, Yixin Han, Runlan Cai, Cheng Peng, Yun Qi
Mast cells (MCs) are key effector cells of IgE-FcεRI- or MrgprX2-mediated signaling event. Shuang-Huang-Lian (SHL), a herbal formula from Chinese Pharmacopoeia, has been clinically used in type I hypersensitivity. Our previous study demonstrated that SHL exerted a non-negligible effect on MC stabilization. Herein, we sought to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the prominent anti-allergic ability of SHL. MrgprX2- and IgE-FcεRI-mediated MC activation in vitro and in vivo models were developed by using compound 48/80 (C48/80) and shrimp tropomyosin (ST), respectively...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043696/regulation-of-crac-channels-by-ca-2-dependent-inactivation
#5
REVIEW
Anant B Parekh
CRAC channels are a major route for Ca(2+) influx in eukaryotic cells. The channels show prominent Ca(2+)-dependent inactivation through two spatially and temporally distinct mechanisms: fast inactivation, which develops over milliseconds and is triggered by Ca(2+) near the mouth of the channel and slow inactivation, which arises over tens of seconds and requires a rise in global cytosolic Ca(2+). Slow inactivation is controlled physiologically by Ca(2+) uptake into mitochondria through the MCU. Site-directed mutagenesis studies on STIM1 and Orai1 have led to new molecular insight into how fast inactivation occurs...
December 16, 2016: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039397/physical-exercise-in-aging-human-skeletal-muscle-increases-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-expression-levels-and-affects-mitochondria-dynamics
#6
Sandra Zampieri, Cristina Mammucari, Vanina Romanello, Laura Barberi, Laura Pietrangelo, Aurora Fusella, Simone Mosole, Gaia Gherardi, Christian Höfer, Stefan Löfler, Nejc Sarabon, Jan Cvecka, Matthias Krenn, Ugo Carraro, Helmut Kern, Feliciano Protasi, Antonio Musarò, Marco Sandri, Rosario Rizzuto
Age-related sarcopenia is characterized by a progressive loss of muscle mass with decline in specific force, having dramatic consequences on mobility and quality of life in seniors. The etiology of sarcopenia is multifactorial and underlying mechanisms are currently not fully elucidated. Physical exercise is known to have beneficial effects on muscle trophism and force production. Alterations of mitochondrial Ca(2+) homeostasis regulated by mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) have been recently shown to affect muscle trophism in vivo in mice...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031475/physiological-characterization-of-a-plant-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Enrico Teardo, Luca Carraretto, Stephan Wagner, Elide Formentin, Smrutisanjita Behera, Sara De Bortoli, Veronique Larosa, Philippe Fuchs, Fiorella Lo Lo Schiavo, Anna Raffaello, Rosario Rizzuto, Alex Costa, Markus Schwarzländer, Ildiko Szabo
Over the recent years, several proteins that make up the mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex (MCUC) mediating Ca2+uptake into the mitochondrial matrix have been identified in mammals, including the channel-forming protein MCU. Although six MCU gene homologs are conserved in the model plant Arabidopsis in which mitochondria can accumulate Ca2+, a functional characterization of plant MCU homologs has been lacking. Using electrophysiology we show that one isoform, AtMCU1, gives rise to a Ca2+-permeable channel activity that can be observed even in the absence of accessory proteins implicated in the formation of the active mammalian channel...
December 28, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991671/the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-the-heart-energetics-and-beyond
#8
Jennifer Q Kwong
Ca(2+) and mitochondria are inextricably linked to cardiac function and dysfunction. Ca(2+) is central cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and stimulates mitochondrial energy production to fuel contraction. Under pathological conditions of dysregulated Ca(2+) cycling, mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload activates cellular death pathways. Thus, in the cardiomyocyte, the mitochondrial Ca(2+) microdomain is where contraction, energy and death collide. A key component of mitochondrial Ca(2+) signalling is the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU) complex (uniplex), an inner membrane Ca(2+) transporter and major pathway of mitochondrial Ca(2+) entry...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940989/differential-vulnerability-of-ca1-vs-ca3-pyramidal-neurons-after-ischemia-possible-relationship-to-sources-of-zn2-accumulation-and-its-entry-into-and-prolonged-effects-on-mitochondria
#9
Yuliya V Medvedeva, Sunggoan Ji, Hong Z Yin, John H Weiss
: Excitotoxic mechanisms contribute to the degeneration of hippocampal pyramidal neurons after recurrent seizures and brain ischemia. However, susceptibility differs, with CA1 neurons preferentially degenerating after global ischemia, and CA3 neurons after limbic seizures. Whereas most studies address contributions of excitotoxic Ca(2+) entry, it is apparent that Zn(2+) also contributes, reflecting accumulation in neurons either after synaptic release and entry through post-synaptic channels or upon mobilization from intracellular Zn(2+) binding proteins like metallothionein-III (MT-III)...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933001/commentary-the-m-aaa-protease-associated-with-neurodegeneration-limits-mcu-activity-in-mitochondria
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Paolo Bernardi, Michael Forte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924224/micu1-may-be-a-promising-intervention-target-for-gut-derived-sepsis-induced-by-intra-abdominal-hypertension
#11
Yuxin Leng, Qinggang Ge, Zhiling Zhao, Kun Wang, Gaiqi Yao
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is a common and serious complication in critically ill patients, for which there is no targeted therapy. IAH-induced dysfunction of intestinal barriers is closely associated with oxidative imbalances, which are considered to provide a pathophysiological basis for subsequent gut-derived sepsis. However, the upstream mechanism that produces oxidative damage during IAH remains unknown. It is not clear whether 'mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake 1' (MICU1, the key protein regulating the oxidative process) is involved in preventing Ca(2+)m (mitochondrial Ca(2+)) overload...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923677/intact-mitochondrial-ca-2-uniport-is-essential-for-agonist-induced-activation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-enos
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Suphachai Charoensin, Emrah Eroglu, Marissa Opelt, Helmut Bischof, Corina T Madreiter-Sokolowski, Andrijana Kirsch, Maria R Depaoli, Saša Frank, Astrid Schrammel, Bernd Mayer, Markus Waldeck-Weiermair, Wolfgang F Graier, Roland Malli
Mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake regulates diverse endothelial cell functions and has also been related to nitric oxide (NO(•)) production. However, it is not entirely clear if the organelles support or counteract NO(•) biosynthesis by taking up Ca(2+). The objective of this study was to verify whether or not mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake influences Ca(2+)-triggered NO(•) generation by endothelial NO(•) synthase (eNOS) in an immortalized endothelial cell line (EA.hy926), respective primary human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and eNOS-RFP (red fluorescent protein) expressing human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells...
January 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909264/global-ablation-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-increases-glycolysis-in-cortical-neurons-subjected-to-energetic-stressors
#13
Matthew Nichols, Pia A Elustondo, Jordan Warford, Aruloli Thirumaran, Evgeny V Pavlov, George S Robertson
The effects of global mitochondrial calcium (Ca(2+)) uniporter (MCU) deficiency on hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury, neuronal Ca(2+) handling, bioenergetics and hypoxic preconditioning (HPC) were examined. Forebrain mitochondria isolated from global MCU nulls displayed markedly reduced Ca(2+) uptake and Ca(2+)-induced opening of the membrane permeability transition pore. Despite evidence that these effects should be neuroprotective, global MCU nulls and wild-type (WT) mice suffered comparable HI brain damage...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879545/epstein-barr-virus-associated-mucocutaneous-ulcer-in-a-patient-with-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-importance-of-accurate-diagnosis-and-conservative-management
#14
Anant Vatsayan, Ashish Gupta, Sanjay Ahuja, Rachel Egler, Rose C Beck, Yousif Matloub
Epstein-Barr virus-associated mucocutaneous ulcer (EBV-MCU) is a recently characterized entity that falls under the spectrum of EBV-lymphoproliferative disorders. First described in 2010 by Dojcinov et al, it is an EBV-driven localized proliferation of B cells, occurring in mucocutaneous tissues including the skin, the oropharynx, and the gastrointestinal tract of immunosuppressed patients in the absence of an intact T-cell repertoire. Typically, it has been described in elderly patients with age-related immunosenescence and patients who are on immunosuppressive therapy...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879386/mitochondrial-calcium-homeostasis-implications-for-neurovascular-and-neurometabolic-coupling
#15
REVIEW
Sridhar S Kannurpatti
Mitochondrial function is critical to maintain high rates of oxidative metabolism supporting energy demands of both spontaneous and evoked neuronal activity in the brain. Mitochondria not only regulate energy metabolism, but also influence neuronal signaling. Regulation of "energy metabolism" and "neuronal signaling" (i.e. neurometabolic coupling), which are coupled rather than independent can be understood through mitochondria's integrative functions of calcium ion (Ca(2+)) uptake and cycling. While mitochondrial Ca(2+) do not affect hemodynamics directly, neuronal activity changes are mechanistically linked to functional hyperemic responses (i...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859782/inhibition-of-the-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-rescues-dopaminergic-neurons-in-pink1-zebrafish
#16
Smijin Soman, Marcus Keatinge, Mahsa Moein, Marc Da Costa, Heather Mortiboys, Alexander Skupin, Sreedevi Sugunan, Michal Bazala, Jacek Kuznicki, Oliver Bandmann
Mutations in PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1) are a cause of early onset Parkinson's disease (PD). Loss of PINK1 function causes dysregulation of mitochondrial calcium homeostasis, resulting in mitochondrial dysfunction and neuronal cell death. We report that both genetic and pharmacological inactivation of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), located in the inner mitochondrial membrane, prevents dopaminergic neuronal cell loss in pink1(Y431) * mutant zebrafish (Danio rerio) via rescue of mitochondrial respiratory chain function...
November 12, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827394/mitochondrial-ca-2-uptake-controls-actin-cytoskeleton-dynamics-during-cell-migration
#17
Julien Prudent, Nikolay Popgeorgiev, Rudy Gadet, Mathieu Deygas, Ruth Rimokh, Germain Gillet
Intracellular Ca(2+) signaling regulates cell migration by acting on cytoskeleton architecture, cell directionality and focal adhesions dynamics. In migrating cells, cytosolic Ca(2+) pool and Ca(2+) pulses are described as key components of these effects. Whereas the role of the mitochondrial calcium homeostasis and the Mitochondria Cacium Uniporter (MCU) in cell migration were recently highlighted in vivo using the zebrafish model, their implication in actin cystokeleton dynamics and cell migration in mammals is not totally characterized...
November 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819749/does-mri-help-in-the-pre-operative-evaluation-of-pelvic-fracture-urethral-distraction-defect-a-pilot-study
#18
Rajadoss Muthukrishna Pandian, Nirmal Thampi John, Anu Eapen, B Antonisamy, Antony Devasia, Nitin Kekre
OBJECTIVES: To study the usefulness of MRI in preoperative evaluation of PFUDD. Can MRI provide additional information on urethral distraction defect (UDD) and cause of erectile dysfunction (ED)? MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, consecutive male patients presenting with PFUDD were included from Feb 2011 till Dec 2012. Those with traumatic spinal cord injury and pre-existing ED were excluded. Patients were assessed using IIEF questionnaire, retrograde urethrogram and micturating cystourethrogram (RGU+MCU) and MRI pelvis...
November 2, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818145/a-micu1-splice-variant-confers-high-sensitivity-to-the-mitochondrial-ca-2-uptake-machinery-of-skeletal-muscle
#19
Denis Vecellio Reane, Francesca Vallese, Vanessa Checchetto, Laura Acquasaliente, Gaia Butera, Vincenzo De Filippis, Ildikò Szabò, Giuseppe Zanotti, Rosario Rizzuto, Anna Raffaello
Skeletal muscle is a dynamic organ, characterized by an incredible ability to rapidly increase its rate of energy consumption to sustain activity. Muscle mitochondria provide most of the ATP required for contraction via oxidative phosphorylation. Here we found that skeletal muscle mitochondria express a unique MCU complex containing an alternative splice isoform of MICU1, MICU1.1, characterized by the addition of a micro-exon that is sufficient to greatly modify the properties of the MCU. Indeed, MICU1.1 binds Ca(2+) one order of magnitude more efficiently than MICU1 and, when heterodimerized with MICU2, activates MCU current at lower Ca(2+) concentrations than MICU1-MICU2 heterodimers...
November 17, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777824/the-course-of-the-terminal-posterior-interosseous-nerve-and-its-relationship-with-wrist-arthroscopy-portals
#20
Yongwei Pan, Leung-Kim Hung
Purpose The terminal branches of the posterior interosseous nerve (PIN) are the main articular branch on the dorsal aspect of the wrist. Its relationship to dorsal wrist arthroscopic portals has not yet been elucidated. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively describe the anatomical relationships between the dorsal wrist arthroscopic portals and the PIN. Methods Dorsal wrist arthroscopic portals were established in 28 cadaver extremities, after which the limbs were dissected. Measurements were taken from the portals to the PIN...
November 2016: Journal of Wrist Surgery
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