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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677704/morphology-of-a-hidden-tube-resin-injection-and-ct-scanning-reveal-the-three-dimensional-structure-of-the-spiracle-in-the-japanese-bullhead-shark-heterodontus-japonicus-chondrichthyes-heterodontiformes-heterodontidae
#1
Taketeru Tomita, Minoru Toda, Kei Miyamoto, Keiichi Ueda, Kazuhiro Nakaya
The spiracle of elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays) is a gill-slit-derived tube located behind the eye. Its inner structure was well studied in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century, but its entire morphology has rarely been characterized and is poorly understood. The present study shows the three-dimensional morphology of the spiracular tube for the first time, using resin injection and CT scanning, in the Japanese bullhead shark. The spiracular tube is characterized by the presence of two caeca (dorsal and ventral spiracular caeca) on the medial wall of the spiracular tube and the presence of a pseudobranch on the anterior wall...
April 20, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675895/at-vessel-mortality-of-skates-rajidae-taken-in-coastal-fisheries-and-evidence-of-longer-term-survival
#2
J R Ellis, G J Burt, G Grilli, S R McCully Phillips, T L Catchpole, D L Maxwell
Data on the vigour and at-vessel mortality (AVM) of 6798 skates (comprising Raja clavata n = 6295; R. brachyura n = 208; R. undulata n = 185, R. montagui n = 98 and R. microocellata n = 12) captured by commercial fishing vessels in the inshore waters of the southern North Sea and English Channel were recorded. AVM in longline fisheries averaged 0·44% across five vessels (0-1·47%), although skates were usually unhooked manually and did not usually pass through a bait-stripper. AVM in otter trawls averaged 0·76% (0-2·35%), from four vessels fishing with tow durations of <1·5 h (southern North Sea) or 1-4 h (English Channel)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675749/evaluation-of-severe-and-fatal-injuries-in-extreme-and-contact-sports-an-international-multicenter-analysis
#3
Christian D Weber, Klemens Horst, Anthony R Nguyen, Rolf Lefering, Hans-Christoph Pape, Frank Hildebrand
PURPOSE: The participation in extreme and contact sports has grown internationally, despite the significant risk for major and multiple injuries. We conducted this multicenter study to evaluate sport-specific injury patterns and mechanisms, to characterize individuals at risk and to identify possible approaches for prevention. METHODS: We compared demographic data, severity and patterns of injuries; and the pre- and in-hospital management from an international population-based prospective trauma database (TraumaRegister DGU®)...
April 19, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623809/participation-in-active-play-of-children-who-use-lower-extremity-prostheses-an-exploratory-questionnaire
#4
Cheryl Kerfeld, Tracy Jirikowic, Katheryn J Allyn, Murray E Maitland
BACKGROUND: Through play, children develop motor, cognitive, social, and other life skills. Play barriers can impede physical and psychosocial benefits. OBJECTIVES: We describe participation in active play, fundamental movement skills, play environment characteristics, and potential play barriers for school-aged children (6-12 years) who use lower extremity prostheses. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire study. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed and administered online to parents of children 6-12 years who use lower extremity prostheses...
April 1, 2018: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577616/skating-on-thin-ice-stimulant-use-and-sub-optimal-adherence-to-hiv-pre-exposure-prophylaxis
#5
J Carlo Hojilla, David Vlahov, David V Glidden, K Rivet Amico, Megha Mehrotra, Robert Hance, Robert M Grant, Adam W Carrico
INTRODUCTION: Stimulant and heavy alcohol use are prevalent and associated with elevated risk for HIV seroconversion among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. In addition, each can pose difficulties for antiretroviral adherence among people living with HIV. Scant research has examined the associations of stimulant and heavy alcohol use with adherence to daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among MSM and transgender women. To address this gap in the literature, we evaluated the hypothesis that stimulant use and binge drinking are prospectively associated with sub-optimal PrEP adherence...
March 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571456/a-rapid-real-time-pcr-method-to-differentiate-between-mottled-skate-beringraja-pulchra-and-other-skate-and-ray-species
#6
Mi-Ra Kim, Kisung Kwon, Yoo-Kyung Jung, Tae Sun Kang
Skates and rays are commercially important fish in South Korea, and among them, Beringraja pulchra has the highest economic value. However, the similar morphological traits among skates and rays are often exploited for seafood fraud. Here, we designed both Beringraja pulchra-specific and skate-universal primer sets, capable of detecting short sequences in the cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene, and developed highly sensitive and reliable quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assays to differentiate between Beringraja pulchra and other skate and ray species...
July 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563884/symptoms-of-anxiety-and-depression-in-young-athletes-using-the-hospital-anxiety-and-depression-scale
#7
Stephanie Weber, Christian Puta, Melanie Lesinski, Brunhild Gabriel, Thomas Steidten, Karl-Jürgen Bär, Marco Herbsleb, Urs Granacher, Holger H W Gabriel
Elite young athletes have to cope with multiple psychological demands such as training volume, mental and physical fatigue, spatial separation of family and friends or time management problems may lead to reduced mental and physical recovery. While normative data regarding symptoms of anxiety and depression for the general population is available (Hinz and Brähler, 2011), hardly any information exists for adolescents in general and young athletes in particular. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess overall symptoms of anxiety and depression in young athletes as well as possible sex differences...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466379/activation-of-retinal-glial-m%C3%A3-ller-cells-by-extracellular-atp-induces-pronounced-increases-in-extracellular-h-flux
#8
Boriana K Tchernookova, Chad Heer, Marin Young, David Swygart, Ryan Kaufman, Michael Gongwer, Lexi Shepherd, Hannah Caringal, Jason Jacoby, Matthew A Kreitzer, Robert Paul Malchow
Small alterations in extracellular acidity are potentially important modulators of neuronal signaling within the vertebrate retina. Here we report a novel extracellular acidification mechanism mediated by glial cells in the retina. Using self-referencing H+-selective microelectrodes to measure extracellular H+ fluxes, we show that activation of retinal Müller (glial) cells of the tiger salamander by micromolar concentrations of extracellular ATP induces a pronounced extracellular H+ flux independent of bicarbonate transport...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425489/the-ancient-origins-of-neural-substrates-for-land-walking
#9
Heekyung Jung, Myungin Baek, Kristen P D'Elia, Catherine Boisvert, Peter D Currie, Boon-Hui Tay, Byrappa Venkatesh, Stuart M Brown, Adriana Heguy, David Schoppik, Jeremy S Dasen
Walking is the predominant locomotor behavior expressed by land-dwelling vertebrates, but it is unknown when the neural circuits that are essential for limb control first appeared. Certain fish species display walking-like behaviors, raising the possibility that the underlying circuitry originated in primitive marine vertebrates. We show that the neural substrates of bipedalism are present in the little skate Leucoraja erinacea, whose common ancestor with tetrapods existed ∼420 million years ago. Leucoraja exhibits core features of tetrapod locomotor gaits, including left-right alternation and reciprocal extension-flexion of the pelvic fins...
February 8, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422624/deep-sea-hydrothermal-vents-as-natural-egg-case-incubators-at-the-galapagos-rift
#10
Pelayo Salinas-de-León, Brennan Phillips, David Ebert, Mahmood Shivji, Florencia Cerutti-Pereyra, Cassandra Ruck, Charles R Fisher, Leigh Marsh
The discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in 1977 challenged our views of ecosystem functioning and yet, the research conducted at these extreme and logistically challenging environments still continues to reveal unique biological processes. Here, we report for the first time, a unique behavior where the deep-sea skate, Bathyraja spinosissima, appears to be actively using the elevated temperature of a hydrothermal vent environment to naturally "incubate" developing egg-cases. We hypothesize that this behavior is directly targeted to accelerate embryo development time given that deep-sea skates have some of the longest egg incubation times reported for the animal kingdom...
February 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395229/getting-in-shape-reconstructing-three-dimensional-long-track-speed-skating-kinematics-by-comparing-several-body-pose-reconstruction-techniques
#11
E van der Kruk, A L Schwab, F C T van der Helm, H E J Veeger
In gait studies body pose reconstruction (BPR) techniques have been widely explored, but no previous protocols have been developed for speed skating, while the peculiarities of the skating posture and technique do not automatically allow for the transfer of the results of those explorations to kinematic skating data. The aim of this paper is to determine the best procedure for body pose reconstruction and inverse dynamics of speed skating, and to what extend this choice influences the estimation of joint power...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383744/comparative-anatomy-of-the-clasper-of-the-subfamily-potamotrygoninae-chondrichthyes-myliobatiformes
#12
Renan A de Moreira, Thiago S Loboda, Marcelo R de Carvalho
Claspers of stingrays (Myliobatiformes) are poorly documented in comparison to claspers of skates, with our knowledge restricted mainly to external morphological characters and skeletal components included in descriptions of new species; more encompassing morphological comparative analyses are lacking. Concerning potamotrygonins, clasper morphology has been described for a handful of species, but without elucidating their variation and systematic potential. The present article analyzed clasper structures in all genera of the subfamily Potamotrygoninae (Potamotrygon, Paratrygon, Plesiotrygon, and Heliotrygon), which were compared to the clasper of Styracura and some dasyatid genera...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345552/preceding-race-efforts-affect-pacing-and-short-track-speed-skating-performance
#13
Marco J Konings, Florentina J Hettinga
PURPOSE: To examine whether preceding high-intensity race efforts in a competitive weekend affected pacing behaviour and performance in elite short-track speed skaters. METHODS: Finishing and intermediate lap times were gathered from 500, 1000 and 1500 m Short Track Speed Skating World Cups during the seasons 2011-2016. The effect of preceding races on pacing behaviour and performance was explored using two studies. Study I: the effect of competing in extra races due to the Repechage (Rep) system, leading to an increased number of high-intensity race efforts prior to the subsequent main tournament race, was explored (500m: N=32, 1000m: N=34; 1500m: N=47)...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324580/relationship-between-skating-economy-and-performance-during-a-repeated-shift-test-in-elite-and-subelite-ice-hockey-players
#14
Nicholas R Lamoureux, Grant R Tomkinson, Benjamin J Peterson, John S Fitzgerald
Lamoureux, NR, Tomkinson, GR, Peterson, BJ, and Fitzgerald, JS. Relationship between skating economy and performance during a repeated-shift test in elite and subelite ice hockey players. J Strength Cond Res 32(4): 1109-1113, 2018-The purpose of this study was to determine the importance of skating economy to fatigue during repeated high-intensity efforts of a simulated ice hockey shift. Forty-five collegiate and Junior A male ice hockey players (aged 18-24 years) performed a continuous graded exercise test using a skate treadmill...
April 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315031/osmolyte-adjustments-as-a-pressure-adaptation-in-deep-sea-chondrichthyan-fishes-an-intraspecific-test-in-arctic-skates-amblyraja-hyperborea-along-a-depth-gradient
#15
Paul H Yancey, Ben Speers-Roesch, Sheila Atchinson, James D Reist, Andrew R Majewski, Jason R Treberg
Accumulation of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) by deep-sea animals is proposed to protect proteins against the destabilizing effects of high hydrostatic pressure (the piezolyte hypothesis). Chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) provide a unique test of this hypothesis because shallow-living species have elevated TMAO levels to counteract the destabilizing effects of high urea levels accumulated for osmoregulation. Limited interspecific studies of chondrichthyans reveal that increasing depth correlates with decreased urea and increased TMAO levels, suggesting a dynamic balance between destabilizing forces on proteins (high urea, hydrostatic pressure) and TMAO to counteract these forces...
March 2018: Physiological and Biochemical Zoology: PBZ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288962/assessing-dynamic-postural-control-during-exergaming-in-older-adults-a-probabilistic-approach
#16
V Soancatl Aguilar, C J C Lamoth, N M Maurits, J B T M Roerdink
Digital games controlled by body movements (exergames) have been proposed as a way to improve postural control among older adults. Exergames are meant to be played at home in an unsupervised way. However, only few studies have investigated the effect of unsupervised home-exergaming on postural control. Moreover, suitable methods to dynamically assess postural control during exergaming are still scarce. Dynamic postural control (DPC) assessment could be used to provide both meaningful feedback and automatic adjustment of exergame difficulty...
February 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277002/distribution-of-anisakid-nematodes-parasitizing-rajiform-skates-under-commercial-exploitation-in-the-southwestern-atlantic
#17
Manuel Marcial Irigoitia, Paola Elizabeth Braicovich, Ana Laura Lanfranchi, Marisa Diana Farber, Juan Tomás Timi
In order to evaluate the infestation by anisakids present in elasmobranchs and their distribution in the Argentine Sea, this study was carried at a regional scale with the following aims: 1) to identify those anisakid species present in skates under exploitation; 2) to characterize quantitatively these infestations and 3) to determine those factors driving the variability in parasite burdens across skate species. A total of 351 skates, belonging to 3 species (218 Sympterygia bonapartii, 86 Zearaja chilensis and 47 Atlantoraja castelnaui) and from different localities of the Argentine Sea were examined for anisakids...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250342/hip-dysplasia-in-wrestlers-three-lessons-learned
#18
J W Thomas Byrd, John C Clohisy, Young-Jo Kim, F Winston Gwathmey, Kay S Jones, Michael B Millis
Hip problems due to dysplasia are commonly associated with female athletes in sports demanding supraphysiologic motion, such as ballet, gymnastics and figure skating. However, hip problems are rarely mentioned among wrestlers, a male sport in which flexibility is advantageous. Dysplasia may have a mostly unrecognized prevalence among wrestlers that can lead to problems and benefit from reorientation periacetabular osteotomy (PAO). Study design in this research is Level 4 evidence case reports. Three consecutive intercollegiate wrestlers ages 20, 21 and 22 years underwent PAO for dysplasia and are reported...
December 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248570/synthetic-capacity-does-not-predict-elasmobranchs-ability-to-maintain-trimethylamine-oxide-without-a-dietary-contribution
#19
Abigail B Bockus, Brad A Seibel
Trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) is an organic osmolyte and universal protein stabilizer. Its role as a cytoprotectant is particularly important in ureosmotic elasmobranchs that accumulate high levels of urea, a macromolecular perturbant. Feeding is a key component in the turnover and maintenance of these nitrogenous compounds. However, previous studies examining TMAO regulation have been largely completed using starved individuals, when nitrogen balance is altered. Here, under fed conditions, we test the importance of dietary TMAO on long-term maintenance in three elasmobranch species with differing endogenous synthetic capacities...
March 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214009/the-role-of-hoxa11-and-hoxa13-in-the-evolution-of-novel-fin-morphologies-in-a-representative-batoid-leucoraja-erinacea
#20
Shannon N Barry, Karen D Crow
Background: Batoids exhibit unique body plans with derived fin morphologies, such as the anteriorly expanded pectoral fins that fuse to the head, or distally extended anterior pelvic fin lobes used for a modified swimming technique utilized by skates (Rajidae). The little skate ( Leucoraja erinacea ), exhibits both of these unique fin morphologies. These fin modifications are not present in a typical shark body plan, and little is known regarding the mechanisms underlying their development...
2017: EvoDevo
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