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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820903/prominent-facilitation-at-beta-and-gamma-frequency-range-revealed-with-physiological-calcium-concentration-in-adult-mouse-piriform-cortex-in-vitro
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Marie Gleizes, Simon P Perrier, Caroline Fonta, Lionel G Nowak
Neuronal activity is characterized by a diversity of oscillatory phenomena that are associated with multiple behavioral and cognitive processes, yet the functional consequences of these oscillations are not fully understood. Our aim was to determine whether and how these different oscillatory activities affect short-term synaptic plasticity (STP), using the olfactory system as a model. In response to odorant stimuli, the olfactory bulb displays a slow breathing rhythm as well as beta and gamma oscillations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820653/fibrous-skeleton-of-the-heart-anatomic-overview-and-evaluation-of-pathologic-conditions-with-ct-and-mr-imaging
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Farhood Saremi, Damián Sánchez-Quintana, Shumpei Mori, Horia Muresian, Diane E Spicer, Cameron Hassani, Robert H Anderson
The fibrous skeleton is concentrated at the base of the ventricular mass. It provides electrical insulation at the atrioventricular level and fibrous continuity for the leaflets of the mitral, aortic, and tricuspid valves. Its components include the fibrous trigones, the fibrous area of aortic-mitral continuity, the subvalvar collar of the mitral valve, the membranous septum, the interleaflet triangles, the tendon of Todaro, and likely the conus ligament. The majority of the mitral annulus is fibrous, but the only true fibrous part of the tricuspid annulus is where the valvar leaflets are attached to the central fibrous body...
August 18, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816098/global-fluctuations-of-cerebral-blood-flow-indicate-a-global-brain-network-independent-of-systemic-factors
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Li Zhao, David C Alsop, John A Detre, Weiying Dai
Global synchronization across specialized brain networks is a common feature of network models and in-vivo electrical measurements. Although the imaging of specialized brain networks with blood oxygenation sensitive resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) has enabled detailed study of regional networks, the study of globally correlated fluctuations with rsfMRI is confounded by spurious contributions to the global signal from systemic physiologic factors and other noise sources. Here we use an alternative rsfMRI method, arterial spin labeled perfusion MRI, to characterize global correlations and their relationship to correlations and anti-correlations between regional networks...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814064/electrical-properties-assessed-by-bioelectrical-impedance-spectroscopy-as-biomarkers-of-age-related-loss-of-skeletal-muscle-quantity-and-quality
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Yosuke Yamada, Bjoern Buehring, Diane Krueger, Rozalyn M Anderson, Dale A Schoeller, Neil Binkley
Skeletal muscle, in addition to being comprised of a heterogeneous muscle fiber population, also includes extracellular components that do not contribute to positive tensional force production. Here we test segmental bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (S-BIS) to assess muscle intracellular mass and composition. S-BIS can evaluate electrical properties that may be related to muscle force production. Muscle fiber membranes separate the intracellular components from the extracellular environment and consist of lipid bilayers which act as an electrical capacitor...
September 1, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813935/influence-of-artifacts-on-movement-intention-decoding-from-eeg-activity-in-severely-paralyzed-stroke-patients
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Eduardo Lopez-Larraz, Carlos Bibian, Niels Birbaumer, Ander Ramos-Murguialday
Brain-machine interfaces (BMI) can be used to control robotic and prosthetic devices for rehabilitation of motor disorders, such as stroke. The calibration of these BMI systems is of paramount importance in order to establish a precise contingent link between the brain activity related to movement intention and the peripheral feedback. However, electroencephalographic (EEG) activity, commonly used to build non-invasive BMIs, can be easily contaminated by artifacts of electrical or physiological origin. The way these interferences can affect the performance of movement intention decoders has not been deeply studied, especially when dealing with severely paralyzed patients, which often generate more artifacts by compensatory movements...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812353/dopamine-incorporated-dual-bioactive-electroactive-shape-memory-polyurethane-elastomers-with-physiological-shape-recovery-temperature-high-stretchability-and-enhanced-c2c12-myogenic-differentiation
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Xin Zhao, Ruonan Dong, Baolin Guo, Peter X Ma
Soft tissue engineering needs elastic biomaterials not only mimicking the elasticity of soft tissue but also possessing multiple bioactivity to promote cell adhesion, proliferation and differentiation, which still remains ongoing challenges. Herein, we synthesized a series of dopamine-incorporated dual bioactive electroactive shape memory polyurethane elastomers by combining the properties of elastomeric poly(citric acid-co-polycaprolactone) (CA-PCL) polyurethane elastomer, bioactive dopamine (DA) and electroactive aniline hexamer (AH)...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809845/whole-cell-patch-clamp-recordings-of-isolated-primary-epithelial-cells-from-the-epididymis
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Bao Li Zhang, Da Yuan Gao, Xiao Xu Zhang, Shuo Shi, Winnie Shum
The epididymis is an essential organ for sperm maturation and reproductive health. The epididymal epithelium consists of intricately connected cell types that are distinct not only in molecular and morphological features but also in physiological properties. These differences reflect their diverse functions, which together establish the necessary microenvironment for the post-testicular sperm development in the epididymal lumen. The understanding of the biophysical properties of the epididymal epithelial cells is critical for revealing their functions in sperm and reproductive health, under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806329/physiological-mechanisms-in-combined-electric-acoustic-stimulation
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Mika Sato, Peter Baumhoff, Jochen Tillein, Andrej Kral
OBJECTIVE: Electrical stimulation is normally performed on ears that have no hearing function, i.e., lack functional hair cells. The properties of electrically-evoked responses in these cochleae were investigated in several previous studies. Recent clinical developments have introduced cochlear implantation (CI) in residually-hearing ears to improve speech understanding in noise. The present study documents the known physiological differences between electrical stimulation of hair cells and of spiral ganglion cells, respectively, and reviews the mechanisms of combined electric and acoustic stimulation in the hearing ears...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805875/frequency-selective-electrokinetic-enrichment-of-biomolecules-in-physiological-media-based-on-electrical-double-layer-polarization
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Ali Rohani, Bankim J Sanghavi, Armita Salahi, Kuo-Tang Liao, Chia-Fu Chou, Nathan S Swami
Proteomic biomarkers of interest to the early diagnosis of diseases and infections are present at trace levels versus interfering species. Hence, their selective enrichment is needed within bio-assays for speeding binding kinetics with receptors and for reducing signal interferences. While DC fields can separate biomolecules based on their electrokinetic mobilities, they are unable to selectively enrich biomarkers versus interfering species, which may possess like-charges. We present the utilization of AC electrokinetics to enable frequency-selective enrichment of nanocolloidal biomolecules, based on the characteristic time constant for polarization of their electrical double-layer, since surface conduction in their ion cloud depends on colloidal size, shape and surface charge...
August 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801643/the-role-of-pge2-in-alveolar-epithelial-and-lung-microvascular-endothelial-crosstalk
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Thomas Bärnthaler, Jovana Maric, Wolfgang Platzer, Viktoria Konya, Anna Theiler, Carina Hasenöhrl, Benjamin Gottschalk, Sandra Trautmann, Yannick Schreiber, Wolfgang F Graier, Rudolf Schicho, Gunther Marsche, Andrea Olschewski, Dominique Thomas, Rufina Schuligoi, Akos Heinemann
Disruption of the blood-air barrier, which is formed by lung microvascular endothelial and alveolar epithelial cells, is a hallmark of acute lung injury. It was shown that alveolar epithelial cells release an unidentified soluble factor that enhances the barrier function of lung microvascular endothelial cells. In this study we reveal that primarily prostaglandin (PG) E2 accounts for this endothelial barrier-promoting activity. Conditioned media from alveolar epithelial cells (primary ATI-like cells) collected from BALB/c mice and A549 cells increased the electrical resistance of pulmonary human microvascular endothelial cells, respectively...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801548/virtual-cardiac-monolayers-for-electrical-wave-propagation
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Nina Kudryashova, Valeriya Tsvelaya, Konstantin Agladze, Alexander Panfilov
The complex structure of cardiac tissue is considered to be one of the main determinants of an arrhythmogenic substrate. This study is aimed at developing the first mathematical model to describe the formation of cardiac tissue, using a joint in silico-in vitro approach. First, we performed experiments under various conditions to carefully characterise the morphology of cardiac tissue in a culture of neonatal rat ventricular cells. We considered two cell types, namely, cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts. Next, we proposed a mathematical model, based on the Glazier-Graner-Hogeweg model, which is widely used in tissue growth studies...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801415/randomised-feasibility-trial-into-the-effects-of-low-frequency-electrical-muscle-stimulation-in-advanced-heart-failure-patients
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Stuart Ennis, Gordon McGregor, Thomas Hamborg, Helen Jones, Robert Shave, Sally J Singh, Prithwish Banerjee
OBJECTIVES: Low-frequency electrical muscle stimulation (LF-EMS) may have the potential to reduce breathlessness and increase exercise capacity in the chronic heart failure population who struggle to adhere to conventional exercise. The study's aim was to establish if a randomised controlled trial of LF-EMS was feasible. DESIGN AND SETTING: Double blind (participants, outcome assessors), randomised study in a secondary care outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programme...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798694/decomposing-multifractal-crossovers
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Zoltan Nagy, Peter Mukli, Peter Herman, Andras Eke
Physiological processes-such as, the brain's resting-state electrical activity or hemodynamic fluctuations-exhibit scale-free temporal structuring. However, impacts common in biological systems such as, noise, multiple signal generators, or filtering by transport function, result in multimodal scaling that cannot be reliably assessed by standard analytical tools that assume unimodal scaling. Here, we present two methods to identify breakpoints or crossovers in multimodal multifractal scaling functions. These methods incorporate the robust iterative fitting approach of the focus-based multifractal formalism (FMF)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791857/antiarrhythmic-properties-of-atrial-pacing
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REVIEW
Magdalena Kliś, Agnieszka Sławuta, Jacek Gajek
Bradycardia, atrial stretch and dilatation, autonomic nervous system disorders, and the presence of triggers such as atrial premature contractions, are factors which predispose a person to paroxysmal AF. Atrial pacing not only eliminates bradycardia but also prevents atrial premature contractions and dispersion of refractoriness, which are a substrate for atrial fibrillation. As the prolonged duration of atrial activation during pacing, especially from locations changing the physiological pattern of this activation (right atrium lateral wall, right atrium appendage), negatively influences both a mechanical and an electrical function of the atria, the atrial pacing site affects an atrial arrhythmogenesis...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783184/geobacter-sulfurreducens-pili-support-ohmic-electronic-conduction-in-aqueous-solution
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Nicole L Ing, Tyler D Nusca, Allon I Hochbaum
The bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens is a model biological catalyst in microbial electrochemical devices. G. sulfurreducens forms electrically conductive, electrode-associated biofilms, but the biological structures mediating electrical conduction from cells to the electrodes are a matter of debate. Bacteria in these communities produce a network of fiber-like Type IV pili, which have been proposed to act either as inherent, protein-based electronic conductors, or as electronically inert scaffolds for cytochromes mediating long-range charge transport...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782353/a-self-powered-wearable-non-invasive-electronic-skin-for-perspiration-analysis-basing-on-piezo-biosensing-unit-matrix-of-enzyme-zno-nanoarrays
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Wuxiao Han, Haoxuan He, Linlin Zhang, Chuanyi Dong, Hui Zeng, Yitong Dai, Li-Li Xing, Yan Zhang, Xinyu Xue
The emerging multifunctional flexible electronic-skin for establishing body-electric interaction can enable real-time monitoring of personal health status as a new personalized medicine technique. A key difficulty in the device design is the flexible power supply. Here, a self-powered wearable non-invasive electronic-skin for perspiration analysis has been realized basing on piezo-biosensing unit matrix of enzyme/ZnO nanoarrays. The electronic-skin can detect lactate, glucose, uric acid and urea in the perspiration, and no outside electricity power supply or battery is used in the biosensing process...
August 7, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781164/imaging-sympathetic-neurogenic-ca-2-signaling-in-blood-vessels
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REVIEW
Withrow Gil Wier, Joseph R H Mauban
We review the information that has been provided by optical imaging experiments directed at understanding the role and effects of sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) in the functioning of blood vessels. Earlier studies utilized electric field stimulation of nerve terminals (EFS) in isolated arteries and vascular tissues (ex vivo) to elicit SNA, but more recently, imaging studies have been conducted in vivo, enabling the study of SNA in truly physiological conditions. Ex vivo: In vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) of isolated arteries, the three sympathetic neurotransmitters, norepinephrine (NE), ATP and neuropeptide Y (NPY), elicit or modulate distinct patterns of Ca(2+) signaling, as revealed by confocal imaging of exogenous fluorescent Ca(2+) indicators...
July 29, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766392/vagal-influences-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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S E Rasmussen, M Pfeiffer-Jensen, A M Drewes, A D Farmer, B W Deleuran, K Stengaard-Pedersen, B Brock, C Brock
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease with a prevalence of 0.5-1% in Western populations. Conventionally, it is treated with therapeutic interventions that include corticosteroids, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, and biological agents. RA exerts a significant socio-economic burden and despite the use of existing treatments some patients end up with disabling symptoms. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a brain-body interface that serves to regulate homeostasis by integrating the external environment with the internal milieu...
August 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764371/toward-reliable-modeling-of-s-nitrosothiol-chemistry-structure-and-properties-of-methyl-thionitrite-ch3sno-an-s-nitrosocysteine-model
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Dmitry G Khomyakov, Qadir K Timerghazin
Methyl thionitrite CH3SNO is an important model of S-nitrosated cysteine aminoacid residue (CysNO), a ubiquitous biological S-nitrosothiol (RSNO) involved in numerous physiological processes. As such, CH3SNO can provide insights into the intrinsic properties of the -SNO group in CysNO, in particular, its weak and labile S-N bond. Here, we report an ab initio computational investigation of the structure and properties of CH3SNO using a composite Feller-Peterson-Dixon scheme based on the explicitly correlated coupled cluster with single, double, and perturbative triple excitations calculations extrapolated to the complete basis set limit, CCSD(T)-F12/CBS, with a number of additive corrections for the effects of quadruple excitations, core-valence correlation, scalar-relativistic and spin-orbit effects, as well as harmonic zero-point vibrational energy with an anharmonicity correction...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763074/nanodevices-that-acts-as-nanocarriers-for-controlled-and-directed-drug-delivery-to-select-cells-organs-or-tissues-in-cardiovascular-diseases
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Juan Manuel Vélez-Reséndiz, Juan Jesús Vélez-Arvízu
Cardiovascular disease, which today represents the main cause of death worldwide, is a likely candidate for the application of nanotechnology in the near future. Nanocarriers are currently being developed to deliver medicine (smart drugs) to selected targets in cells and tissues of blood vessels and the heart, as well as to aid in diagnosis and screening for early detection and individualized treatment. Other applications of nanotechnology hold promise for the long run, such as using nanodevices for drug delivery or correcting the misfolding of proteins...
May 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
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