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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053743/in-vitro-modeling-of-experimental-succinic-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-deficiency-ssadhd-using-brain-derived-neural-stem-cells
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Kara R Vogel, Garrett R Ainslie, Erwin E Jansen, Gajja S Salomons, Jean-Baptiste Roullet, K Michael Gibson
We explored the utility of neural stem cells (NSCs) as an in vitro model for evaluating preclinical therapeutics in succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase-deficient (SSADHD) mice. NSCs were obtained from aldh5a1+/+ and aldh5a1-/- mice (aldh5a1 = aldehyde dehydrogenase 5a1 = SSADH). Multiple parameters were evaluated including: (1) production of GHB (γ-hydroxybutyrate), the biochemical hallmark of SSADHD; (2) rescue from cell death with the dual mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) inhibitor, XL-765, an agent previously shown to rescue aldh5a1-/- mice from premature lethality; (3) mitochondrial number, total reactive oxygen species, and mitochondrial superoxide production, all previously documented as abnormal in aldh5a1-/- mice; (4) total ATP levels and ATP consumption; and (5) selected gene expression profiles associated with epilepsy, a prominent feature in both experimental and human SSADHD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053141/loss-of-bim-increases-mitochondrial-oxygen-consumption-and-lipid-oxidation-reduces-adiposity-and-improves-insulin-sensitivity-in-mice
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Jibran A Wali, Sandra Galic, Christina Yr Tan, Esteban N Gurzov, Ann E Frazier, Timothy Connor, Jingjing Ge, Evan G Pappas, David Stroud, L Chitra Varanasi, Claudia Selck, Michael T Ryan, David R Thorburn, Bruce E Kemp, Balasubramanian Krishnamurthy, Thomas Wh Kay, Sean L McGee, Helen E Thomas
BCL-2 proteins are known to engage each other to determine the fate of a cell after a death stimulus. However, their evolutionary conservation and the many other reported binding partners suggest an additional function not directly linked to apoptosis regulation. To identify such a function, we studied mice lacking the BH3-only protein BIM. BIM(-/-) cells had a higher mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate that was associated with higher mitochondrial complex IV activity. The consequences of increased oxygen consumption in BIM(-/-) mice were significantly lower body weights, reduced adiposity and lower hepatic lipid content...
October 20, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052285/fitness-related-differences-in-the-rate-of-whole-body-evaporative-heat-loss-in-exercising-men-are-heat-load-dependent
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Dallon T Lamarche, Sean R Notley, Jeffrey C Louie, Martin P Poirier, Glen P Kenny
The effect of aerobic fitness (defined as rate of peak oxygen consumption) on heat loss during exercise is thought to be related to the level of heat stress. However, it remains unclear at what combined exercise and environmental (net) heat load threshold these fitness-related differences occur. To identify this, we assessed whole-body heat exchange (dry and evaporative) by direct calorimetry in young (22 ± 3 years) men matched for physical characteristics with low (Low-fit) (39.8 ± 2.5 mLO2 ·kg(-1) ·min(-1) ), moderate (Mod-fit) (50...
October 20, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051338/the-occurrence-of-cardiac-output-decrease-via-stroke-volume-is-more-pronounced-in-women-than-in-men-during-prolonged-dry-static-apnoea
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Sara Magnani, Gabriele Mulliri, Gianmarco Sainas, Giovanna Ghiani, Virginia Pinna, Irene Sanna, Antonio Crisafulli, Filippo Tocco
Little is known on gender differences in autonomic cardiovascular regulation of diving response (DR) and the few available studies into these differences were conducted on subjects with limited or no diving experience. We examined gender influence on hemodynamics during dry-static apnoea (SA) in 8 male and 8 female elite divers matched for their breath-hold (BH) ability. Hemodynamics was assessed by means of simultaneous echocardiography and impedance cardiography measurements and arterial pressure and oxygen saturation (SaO2) were also collected...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051228/thermal-strategies-of-king-penguins-during-prolonged-fasting-in-water
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Agnès Lewden, Manfred R Enstipp, Batshéva Bonnet, Caroline Bost, Jean-Yves Georges, Yves Handrich
Most animals experience periods of unfavourable conditions, challenging their daily energy balance. During breeding, king penguins fast voluntarily for up to 1.5 months in the colony, after which they replenish their energy stores at sea. However, at sea, birds might encounter periods of low foraging profitability, forcing them to draw from previously stored energy (e.g. subcutaneous fat). Accessing peripheral fat stores requires perfusion, increasing heat loss and thermoregulatory costs. Hence, how these birds balance the conflicting demands of nutritional needs and thermoregulation is unclear...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051226/thermal-tachypnea-in-avian-embryos
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Kênia C Bícego, Jacopo P Mortola
Many adult mammals and birds respond to heat with thermal tachypnea, an increase in breathing frequency with shallow tidal volume, with minimal increase in oxygen consumption (V̇O2 ). This pattern favors heat dissipation by evaporative water loss (EWL) through the respiratory tract. We asked to what extent this response was apparent at the earliest stages of development, when pulmonary ventilation (V̇E) initiates. Measurements of V̇E(barometric technique), V̇O2 (open-flow methodology) and EWL (water scrubbers) were performed on chicken embryos at the earliest appearance of V̇E, during the internal pipping stage...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050719/how-is-pulmonary-function-and-exercise-tolerance-affected-in-patients-with-ais-who-have-undergone-spinal-fusion
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Kelly A Jeans, John F Lovejoy, Lori A Karol, Anna M McClung
STUDY DESIGN: Prospectively enrolled AIS patients who underwent spinal fusion, with 2 year follow-up. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cardiovascular fitness and activity level in patients with AIS pre- and post-spinal fusion and to determine if initial curve magnitude or pulmonary function is predictive of exercise capacity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Researchers have tried to link pulmonary function testing (PFT) to exercise capacity; the results are mixed...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050400/metformin-reverses-trap1-mutation-associated-alterations-in-mitochondrial-function-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Julia C Fitzgerald, Alexander Zimprich, Daniel A Carvajal Berrio, Kevin M Schindler, Brigitte Maurer, Claudia Schulte, Christine Bus, Anne-Kathrin Hauser, Manuela Kübler, Rahel Lewin, Dheeraj Reddy Bobbili, Lisa M Schwarz, Evangelia Vartholomaiou, Kathrin Brockmann, Richard Wüst, Johannes Madlung, Alfred Nordheim, Olaf Riess, L Miguel Martins, Enrico Glaab, Patrick May, Katja Schenke-Layland, Didier Picard, Manu Sharma, Thomas Gasser, Rejko Krüger
The mitochondrial proteins TRAP1 and HTRA2 have previously been shown to be phosphorylated in the presence of the Parkinson's disease kinase PINK1 but the downstream signalling is unknown. HTRA2 and PINK1 loss of function causes parkinsonism in humans and animals. Here, we identified TRAP1 as an interactor of HTRA2 using an unbiased mass spectrometry approach. In our human cell models, TRAP1 overexpression is protective, rescuing HTRA2 and PINK1-associated mitochondrial dysfunction and suggesting that TRAP1 acts downstream of HTRA2 and PINK1...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045682/effects-of-hermetic-storage-on-adult-sitophilus-oryzae-l-coleoptera-curculionidae-acoustic-activity-patterns-and-mortality
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A W Njoroge, R W Mankin, B W Smith, D Baributsa, Thomas Phillips
Hermetic storage is of interest to farmers and warehouse managers as a method to control insect pests in small storage facilities. To develop improved understanding of effects of hermetic storage on insect pest activity and mortality over time, oxygen levels, acoustic signals, and observations of visual movement were recorded from replicates of 25, 50, and 100 adult Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) hermetically sealed in 500- and 1,000-ml glass jars. Recordings were done for 28 d; twice daily for the first 6 d and twice weekly thereafter...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045546/characterization-of-adipose-tissue-product-quality-using-measurements-of-oxygen-consumption-rate
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Thomas M Suszynski, David A Sieber, Kathryn Mueller, Allen L Van Beek, Bruce L Cunningham, Jeffrey M Kenkel
Background: Fat grafting is a common procedure in plastic surgery but associated with unpredictable graft retention. Adipose tissue (AT) "product" quality is affected by the methods used for harvest, processing and transfer, which vary widely amongst surgeons. Currently, there is no method available to accurately assess the quality of AT. Objectives: In this study, we present a novel method for the assessment of AT product quality through direct measurements of oxygen consumption rate (OCR)...
October 13, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045486/thiamine-deficiency-activates-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-to-facilitate-pro-apoptotic-responses-in-mouse-primary-astrocytes
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Kristy Zera, Jason Zastre
Thiamine is an essential enzyme cofactor required for proper metabolic function and maintenance of metabolism and energy production in the brain. In developed countries, thiamine deficiency (TD) is most often manifested following chronic alcohol consumption leading to impaired mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, inflammation and excitotoxicity. These biochemical lesions result in apoptotic cell death in both neurons and astrocytes. Comparable histological injuries in patients with hypoxia/ischemia and TD have been described in the thalamus and mammillary bodies, suggesting a congruency between the cellular responses to these stresses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045432/inflammatory-response-and-oxidative-stress-during-liver-resection
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Christoph Schwarz, Fabian Fitschek, David Bar-Or, Daniel A Klaus, Bianca Tudor, Edith Fleischmann, Georg Roth, Dietmar Tamandl, Thomas Wekerle, Michael Gnant, Martin Bodingbauer, Klaus Kaczirek
BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications are still a major concern after liver resection (LR). Systemic inflammation and deregulated reactive oxygen species during major abdominal surgery may impair outcome after hepatectomy. METHODS: Patients undergoing LR were included in this study (n = 40). Oxidative stress (OS) was measured peri- and post-operatively as static oxidation-reduction potential markers (sORP) and antioxidant capacity ORP (cORP) by using the RedoxSYS Diagnostic system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045413/contribution-of-proton-leak-to-oxygen-consumption-in-skeletal-muscle-during-intense-exercise-is-very-low-despite-large-contribution-at-rest
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Bernard Korzeniewski
A computer model was used to simulate the dependence of protonmotive force (Δp), proton leak and phenomenological (involving proton leak) ATP/O2 ratio on work intensity in skeletal muscle. Δp, NADH and proton leak decreased with work intensity. The contribution of proton leak to oxygen consumption ([Formula: see text]) decreased from about 60% at rest to about 3 and 1% at moderate and heavy/severe exercise, respectively, while the ATP/O2 ratio increased from 2.1 to 5.5 and 5.7. A two-fold increase in proton leak activity or its decrease to zero decreased/increased the ATP/O2 ratio by only about 3 and 1% during moderate and heavy/severe exercise, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045327/aging-impairs-whole-body-heat-loss-in-women-under-both-dry-and-humid-heat-stress
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Sean R Notley, Martin P Poirier, Stephen G Hardcastle, Andreas D Flouris, Pierre Boulay, Ronald J Sigal, Glen P Kenny
PURPOSE: This study was designed to determine whether age-related impairments in whole-body heat loss, which are known to exist in dry heat, also occur in humid heat in women. METHODS: To evaluate this possibility, 10 young (25 ± 4 yr) and 10 older (51 ± 7 yr) women matched for body surface area (young, 1.69 ± 0.11; older, 1.76 ± 0.14 m, P = 0.21) and peak oxygen consumption (V˙O2peak) (young, 38.6 ± 4.6; older, 34.8 ± 6.6 mL·kg·min, P = 0.15) performed four 15-min bouts of cycling at a fixed metabolic heat production rate (300 W; equivalent to ~45% V˙O2peak), each separated by a 15-min recovery, in dry (35°C, 20% relative humidity) and humid heat (35°C, 60% relative humidity)...
November 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045315/a-single-dose-of-oral-atp-supplementation-improves-performance-and-physiological-response-during-lower-body-resistance-exercise-in-recreational-resistance-trained-males
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Marcelo C Freitas, Jason M Cholewa, Jose Gerosa-Neto, Daniela C Gonçalves, Erico C Caperuto, Fábio S Lira, Fabrício E Rossi
The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effect of ATP supplementation on performance and physiological responses during resistance exercise in recreationally resistance trained males. Eleven men (age= 27.5±5.5 yrs, weight= 83.4±9.8 kg, height= 182±0.04 cm) completed two randomized, double-blind trials: ATP supplement condition (ATP=400mg) or a placebo condition. Thirty minutes after supplement consumption, subjects performed four sets of half-squats until momentary muscular failure at 80% of the 1RM with two minutes of recovery between sets...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045277/determinants-of-improvement-in-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Andrew N Rosenbaum, Shannon M Dunlay, Naveen L Pereira, Thomas G Allison, Simon Maltais, John M Stulak, Lyle D Joyce, Sudhir S Kushwaha
Although improvement in cardiac output and hemodynamic parameters is routinely demonstrated in patients implanted with continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVADs), improvement in exercise capacity is inconsistently seen. Our purpose was to determine whether native cardiac factors, LVAD factors, or comorbid factors were associated with lack of improvement. Review of all patients undergoing preimplant cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) and CPET on LVAD therapy at one institution was performed between 2007 and 2014 (n = 49)...
October 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044813/activated-mesenchymal-stem-cell-administration-inhibits-chronic-alcohol-drinking-and-suppresses-relapse-like-drinking-in-high-alcohol-drinker-rats
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Fernando Ezquer, María Elena Quintanilla, Paola Morales, Marcelo Ezquer, Carolyne Lespay-Rebolledo, Mario Herrera-Marschitz, Yedy Israel
Neuroinflammation has been reported to follow chronic ethanol intake and may perpetuate alcohol consumption. Present studies determined the effect of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs), known for their anti-inflammatory action, on chronic ethanol intake and relapse-like ethanol intake in a post-deprivation condition. Rats were allowed 12-17 weeks of chronic voluntary ethanol (10% and 20% v/v) intake, after which a single dose of activated hMSCs (5 × 10(5) ) was injected into a brain lateral ventricle...
October 18, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044638/impact-of-melatonin-supplementation-in-the-rat-spermatogenesis-subjected-to-forced-swimming-exercise
#18
A Moayeri, T Mokhtari, A Hedayatpour, H-A Abbaszadeh, S Mohammadpour, H Ramezanikhah, S Shokri
Oxygen consumption increases many times during exercise, which can increase reactive oxygen species. It negatively affects fertility in male athletes. Melatonin is exerting a regulatory role at different levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. However, there is no evidence that the protective effects of melatonin persist after long duration exercise on the spermatogenesis. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the impacts of melatonin on the testis following the administration of swimming exercise...
October 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043395/measuring-flow-hemodynamic-indices-and-oxygen-consumption-in-children-with-pulmonary-hypertension-a-comparison-of-catheterization-and-phase-contrast-mri
#19
Michal Schäfer, Uyen Truong, Lorna P Browne, Gareth J Morgan, Michael Ross, Richard Ing, Kendall S Hunter, Vitaly O Kheyfets, Steven H Abman, D Dunbar Ivy, Neil Wilson
We sought to compare pulmonary flow hemodynamic indices obtained by Fick and thermodilution catheterization techniques with phase-contrast MRI (PC-MRI) in children with diverse etiologies of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Calculation of pulmonary flow ([Formula: see text]) using the Fick principle in most catheter laboratories relies on an estimate of oxygen consumption which may limit its reliability. Flow hemodynamic indices acquired from thirty patients with PAH who underwent successful same-day PC-MRI and catheterization were evaluated for absolute and percent bias...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042435/autophagy-induction-under-carbon-starvation-conditions-is-negatively-regulated-by-carbon-catabolite-repression
#20
Atsuhiro Adachi, Michiko Koizumi, Yoshinori Ohsumi
Autophagy is a conserved process in which cytoplasmic components are sequestered for degradation in the vacuole/lysosomes in eukaryotic cells. Autophagy is induced under a variety of starvation conditions, such as the depletion of nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus, zinc and others. However, apart from nitrogen starvation, it remains unclear how these stimuli induce autophagy. In yeast, for example, it remains contentious whether autophagy is induced under carbon starvation conditions, with reports variously suggesting both induction and lack of induction upon depletion of carbon...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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