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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093115/use-of-an-implantable-pump-for-controlled-subcutaneous-insulin-delivery-in-healthy-cats
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E Zini, I Padrutt, K Macha, A Riederer, M Pesaresi, T A Lutz, C E Reusch
The aim of this study was to examine the safety and reliability of a research-grade implantable pump for controlled delivery of insulin glargine in cats. For this purpose, a small telemetrically controlled drug delivery pump with a refillable reservoir was implanted into the subcutaneous tissues of the dorsal neck in 10 clinically healthy cats. The reservoir was filled with insulin glargine, and the pump was programmed to deliver four boluses of 0.25 IU/kg, 2-3 weeks apart. As a control, insulin glargine (0...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074534/depolarizing-gaba-contributes-to-glutamatergic-network-rewiring-in-epilepsy
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Nazim Kourdougli, Christophe Pellegrino, Juho-Matti Renko, Stanislav Khirug, Geneviève Chazal, Tiina-Kaisa Kukko-Lukjanov, Sari E Lauri, Jean-Luc Gaiarsa, Liang Zhou, Angélique Peret, Eero Castrén, Raimo Kalevi Tuominen, Valérie Crépel, Claudio Rivera
OBJECTIVE: Rewiring of excitatory glutamatergic neuronal circuits is a major abnormality in epilepsy. Besides the rewiring of excitatory circuit, an abnormal depolarizing GABAergic drive has been hypothesized to participate in the epileptogenic processes. However, a remaining clinically relevant question is whether early post Status Epilepticus (SE) evoked chloride dysregulation is important for the remodeling of aberrant glutamatergic neuronal circuit. METHODS: Osmotic mini-pumps were used to infuse intracerebrally a specific inhibitor of depolarizing GABAergic transmission as well as a functionally blocking antibody towards the pan-neurotrophin receptor p75 (p75(NTR) )...
January 11, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045070/carbon-monoxide-pollution-aggravates-ischemic-heart-failure-through-oxidative-stress-pathway
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Cyril Reboul, Julien Boissière, Lucas André, Gregory Meyer, Patrice Bideaux, Gilles Fouret, Christine Feillet-Coudray, Philippe Obert, Alain Lacampagne, Jérôme Thireau, Olivier Cazorla, Sylvain Richard
Risk of hospital readmission and cardiac mortality increases with atmospheric pollution for patients with heart failure. The underlying mechanisms are unclear. Carbon monoxide (CO) a ubiquitous environmental pollutant could be involved. We explored the effect of daily exposure of CO relevant to urban pollution on post-myocardial infarcted animals. Rats with ischemic heart failure were exposed 4 weeks to daily peaks of CO mimicking urban exposure or to standard filtered air. CO exposure worsened cardiac contractile dysfunction evaluated by echocardiography and at the cardiomyocyte level...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033128/renal-function-of-cyclin-m2-mg2-transporter-maintains-blood-pressure
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Yosuke Funato, Daisuke Yamazaki, Hiroaki Miki
OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological studies have shown that magnesium intake/excretion is inversely correlated with blood pressure (BP), and artificial supplementation of magnesium was able to prevent hypertension. However, there has been no molecular genetic study showing the importance of magnesium homeostasis in BP regulation. METHODS: We analyzed magnesium content and BP of mice lacking genes encoding cyclin M (CNNM) Mg transporter family proteins. RESULTS: Systemic heterozygotes and the kidney-specific homozygotes for Cnnm2-deficient alleles are both viable and show hypomagnesemia, indicating the important function of CNNM2 in maintaining magnesium homeostasis in the kidney...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013349/pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-the-novel-investigational-agent-cantrixil-trx-e-002-1
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Muhammad Wasif Saif, Andrew Heaton, Kimberley Lilischkis, James Garner, David M Brown
PURPOSE: Recurrent, chemo-resistant ovarian cancer is thought to be due to a subgroup of slow-growing, drug-resistant cancer cells with stem-like properties and a high capacity for tumour repair. Cantrixil targets this sub-population of cells and is being developed as an intraperitoneal therapy to be used as first-line therapy in combination with carboplatin for epithelial ovarian cancer. The studies presented here justify further development. METHODS: A GLP dog CV study using a 4 × 4 Latin Square Crossover study was conducted using telemetric ECG recordings from dogs post IP administration to assess for cardiac abnormalities...
December 24, 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010810/conventional-and-novel-body-temperature-measurement-during-rest-and-exercise-induced-hyperthermia
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Colin Towey, Chris Easton, Robert Simpson, Charles Pedlar
Despite technological advances in thermal sensory equipment, few core temperature (TCORE) measurement techniques have met the established validity criteria in exercise science. Additionally, there is debate as to what method serves as the most practically viable, yet upholds the proposed measurement accuracy. This study assessed the accuracy of current and novel TCORE measurement techniques in comparison to rectal temperature (TREC) as a reference standard. Fifteen well-trained subjects (11 male, 4 female) completed 60min of exercise at an intensity equating to the lactate threshold; measured via a discontinuous exercise test...
January 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010807/relationships-between-ambient-conditions-thermal-status-and-feed-intake-of-cattle-during-summer-heat-stress-with-access-to-shade
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A K Curtis, B Scharf, P A Eichen, D E Spiers
Heat stress in feedlot cattle is known to reduce their performance. The challenge comes in determining reliable predictors of current and near-future changes in thermal status and performance. A 42-d study, using crossbred (Bos taurus) steers was conducted during summer months (July through August) to identify best environmental determinants of rumen temperature (Trumen) and feed intake (FI) in feedlot cattle with access to shade. A further goal was to define the relationship between Trumen and FI. Shade coverage was approximately 50%, and all animals were provided standard feedlot diets and water ad libitum...
January 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991917/a-chikungunya-fever-vaccine-utilizing-an-insect-specific-virus-platform
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Jesse H Erasmus, Albert J Auguste, Jason T Kaelber, Huanle Luo, Shannan L Rossi, Karla Fenton, Grace Leal, Dal Y Kim, Wah Chiu, Tian Wang, Ilya Frolov, Farooq Nasar, Scott C Weaver
Traditionally, vaccine development involves tradeoffs between immunogenicity and safety. Live-attenuated vaccines typically offer rapid and durable immunity but have reduced safety when compared to inactivated vaccines. In contrast, the inability of inactivated vaccines to replicate enhances safety at the expense of immunogenicity, often necessitating multiple doses and boosters. To overcome these tradeoffs, we developed the insect-specific alphavirus, Eilat virus (EILV), as a vaccine platform. To address the chikungunya fever (CHIKF) pandemic, we used an EILV cDNA clone to design a chimeric virus containing the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) structural proteins...
December 19, 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989889/oxytocin-s-role-on-the-cardiorespiratory-activity-of-endotoxemic-rats
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Ana Rosa Elorza-Ávila, José Javier Reyes-Lagos, Martin Hadamitzky, Miguel Ángel Peña-Castillo, Juan Carlos Echeverría, María Del Rocío Ortiz-Pedroza, Laura Lückemann, Manfred Schedlowski, Gustavo Pacheco-López
BACKGROUND: Recent findings concerning oxytocin indicate its anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective and parasympathetic modulating properties. In this study, we investigated the effects of systemically applied oxytocin on the cardiorespiratory activity in a rodent model of moderate endotoxemia. METHODS: Telemetrically recorded electrocardiogram (ECGs) from animals which received lipopolysaccharide (LPS); oxytocin (Ox); lipopolysaccharide+oxytocin (LPS+Ox), or vehicle (V) were analyzed using the ECG-derived respiration (EDR) technique to estimate the respiratory rate...
February 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918851/influence-of-a-100-m-simulated-in-water-rescue-on-cardiopulmonary-parameters
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Ana Sousa, Ricardo J Fernandes, Núria Rodríguez, J Arturo Abraldes
OBJECTIVE: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after a drowning episode is performed under fatigue conditions. However, the characterization of CPR in this context is still unknown. Our purpose was to investigate the effect of a 100-m simulated in-water rescue on CPR and physiological parameters in trained certified lifeguards. METHODS: Thirty trained certified lifeguards (age 24.6 ± 3.8 yrs; height 178.2 ± 7.4 cm and weight 76.9 ± 10.6 kg) completed two protocols using an adult manikin: (i) 4-min CPR after 4-min baseline conditions (CPR), and (ii) 4-min CPR after a 100-m simulated in-water rescue in the sea (CPR Rescue), both with a compression-ventilation ratio of 30:2...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914963/hypothermia-in-mouse-is-caused-by-adenosine-a1-and-a3-receptor-agonists-and-amp-via-three-distinct-mechanisms
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Jesse Lea Carlin, Shalini Jain, Elizabeth Gizewski, Tina C Wan, Dilip K Tosh, Cuiying Xiao, John A Auchampach, Kenneth A Jacobson, Oksana Gavrilova, Marc L Reitman
Small mammals have the ability to enter torpor, a hypothermic, hypometabolic state, allowing impressive energy conservation. Administration of adenosine or adenosine 5'-monophosphate (AMP) can trigger a hypothermic, torpor-like state. We investigated the mechanisms for hypothermia using telemetric monitoring of body temperature in wild type and receptor knock out (Adora1(-/-), Adora3(-/-)) mice. Confirming prior data, stimulation of the A3 adenosine receptor (AR) induced hypothermia via peripheral mast cell degranulation, histamine release, and activation of central histamine H1 receptors...
March 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864544/investigative-nonclinical-cardiovascular-safety-and-toxicology-studies-with-bms-986094-an-ns5b-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-inhibitor
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M Gill, K Horn, J Hennan, R White, D Bounous, S Clark, J R Megill, E Janovitz, M Davies, T Sanderson, M Graziano
BMS-986094, a 2'-C-methylguanosine prodrug that was in development for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection was withdrawn from Phase 2 clinical trials because of unexpected cardiac and renal adverse events. Investigative nonclinical studies were conducted to extend the understanding of these findings using more comprehensive endpoints. BMS-986094 was given orally to female CD-1 mice (25 and 150 mg/kg/d) for 2 weeks (53/group) and to cynomolgus monkeys (15 and 30 mg/kg/d) for up to 6 weeks (2-3/sex/group for cardiovascular safety, and 5/sex/group for toxicology)...
November 17, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856454/endothelial-cell-specific-deletion-of-p2y2-receptor-promotes-plaque-stability-in-atherosclerosis-susceptible-apoe-null-mice
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Xingjuan Chen, Shaomin Qian, April Hoggatt, Hongying Tang, Timothy A Hacker, Alexander G Obukhov, Paul B Herring, Cheikh I Seye
OBJECTIVE: Nucleotide P2Y2 receptor (P2Y2R) contributes to vascular inflammation by increasing vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 expression in endothelial cells (EC), and global P2Y2R deficiency prevents fatty streak formation in apolipoprotein E null (ApoE(-/-)) mice. Because P2Y2R is ubiquitously expressed in vascular cells, we investigated the contribution of endothelial P2Y2R in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: EC-specific P2Y2R-deficient mice were generated by breeding VEcadherin5-Cre mice with the P2Y2R floxed mice...
January 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848030/-implantable-loop-recorder-biomonitor%C3%A2-2-biotronik
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Thorsten Lewalter, Clemens Jilek
The implantable loop recorder BioMonitor 2 is available with an emphasis on syncope and one on detection of atrial tachycardias. The BioMonitor 2 can be easily implanted. The BioMonitor 2 pilot study showed a high and over time stable signal and the telemetric performance was above average.
December 2016: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825150/oxygen-uptake-recovery-kinetics-after-the-6-minute-walk-test-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#15
Florent Baty, Arnoldus J R van Gestel, Lukas Kern, Martin H Brutsche
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in exercise parameters capable of objectively evaluating the functional capacity of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to analyze breath-by-breath cardiopulmonary and gas exchange recovery responses of patients with COPD after a 6-minute walk test (6MWT). METHODS: Oxygen uptake (VO2) kinetics of patients were obtained using mobile telemetric cardiopulmonary monitoring during and after a 6MWT...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798189/a-decline-in-response-variability-improves-neural-signal-detection-during-auditory-task-performance
#16
Gardiner von Trapp, Bradley N Buran, Kamal Sen, Malcolm N Semple, Dan H Sanes
: The detection of a sensory stimulus arises from a significant change in neural activity, but a sensory neuron's response is rarely identical to successive presentations of the same stimulus. Large trial-to-trial variability would limit the central nervous system's ability to reliably detect a stimulus, presumably affecting perceptual performance. However, if response variability were to decrease while firing rate remained constant, then neural sensitivity could improve. Here, we asked whether engagement in an auditory detection task can modulate response variability, thereby increasing neural sensitivity...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797835/the-development-of-nociceptive-network-activity-in-the-somatosensory-cortex-of-freely-moving-rat-pups
#17
P Chang, L Fabrizi, S Olhede, M Fitzgerald
Cortical perception of noxious stimulation is an essential component of pain experience but it is not known how cortical nociceptive activity emerges during brain development. Here we use continuous telemetric electrocorticogram (ECoG) recording from the primary somatosensory cortex (S1) of awake active rat pups to map functional nociceptive processing in the developing brain over the first 4 weeks of life. Cross-sectional and longitudinal recordings show that baseline S1 ECoG energy increases steadily with age, with a distinctive beta component replaced by a distinctive theta component in week 3...
December 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736193/circadian-rhythm-in-qt-interval-is-preserved-in-mice-deficient-of-potassium-channel-interacting-protein-2
#18
Lisa A Gottlieb, Anniek Lubberding, Anders Peter Larsen, Morten B Thomsen
Potassium Channel Interacting Protein 2 (KChIP2) is suggested to be responsible for the circadian rhythm in repolarization duration, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. We investigated the hypothesis that there is no circadian rhythm in QT interval in the absence of KChIP2. Implanted telemetric devices recorded electrocardiogram continuously for 5 days in conscious wild-type mice (WT, n = 9) and KChIP2(-/-) mice (n = 9) in light:dark periods and in complete darkness. QT intervals were determined from all RR intervals and corrected for heart rate (QT100 = QT/(RR/100)(1/2))...
2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734806/increased-sample-asymmetry-and-memory-of-cardiac-time-series-following-endotoxin-administration-in-cirrhotic-rats
#19
Mina Taghipour, Golnar Eftekhari, Zahra Haddadian, Roham Mazloom, Mohammad Mani, Ali R Mani
Sepsis, and other causes of acute systemic inflammation, can reduce heart rate variability (HRV) and increase cardiac cycle regularity in mammals. Thus, HRV monitoring has been used for early detection of sepsis in adults and neonates. Liver cirrhosis is associated with reduced basal HRV and the development of tolerance to the cardiac chronotropic effects of bacterial endotoxin. This may pose limitations on the use of heart rate monitoring in early detection of sepsis in this patient population. In a study to develop a physiomarker for the detection of sepsis in cirrhosis, we observed that endotoxin administration in adult cirrhotic rats leads to the development of transient heart rate decelerations, a phenomenon which has been reported in neonates with sepsis, and quantified using sample asymmetry analysis...
October 13, 2016: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712650/effects-of-nmda-and-non-nmda-ionotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-the-medial-preoptic-area-on-body-temperature-in-awake-rats
#20
Trina Sengupta, Ashok Kumar Jaryal, Hruda Nanda Mallick
Glutamate when microinjected at the medial preoptic area (mPOA) influences brain temperature (Tbr) and body temperature (Tb) in rats. Glutamate and its various receptors are present at the mPOA. The aim of this study was to identify the contribution of each of the ionotropic glutamatergic receptors at the mPOA on changes in Tbr and Tb in freely moving rats. Adult male Wistar rats (n=40) were implanted with bilateral guide cannula with indwelling styli above the mPOA. A telemetric transmitter was implanted at the peritoneum to record Tb and locomotor activity (LMA)...
October 2016: Journal of Thermal Biology
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