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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229627/moderate-hypothermia-attenuates-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-mediated-contraction-in-human-varicose-spermatic-vein-the-role-of-nitric-oxide-short-communication
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K E Nurullahoglu-Atalik, A Cenker
The effects of moderate hypothermia (28 °C) on the response of human varicose spermatic vein to α1-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine and the role of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) in these effects were studied. Concentration-response curves for phenylephrine (10(-9) to 3 × 10(-4) M) were recorded in rings with and without endothelium at 37 and 28 °C. To further analyze the role of NO, in the response to phenylephrine during hypothermia, the effects of this agonist in the presence of N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (10(-4) M) were also determined...
December 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227682/development-of-ocular-viscosity-characterization-method
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Shu-Hao Lu, Guo-Zhen Chen, Stanley Y Y Leung, David C C Lam, Shu-Hao Lu, Guo-Zhen Chen, Stanley Y Y Leung, David C C Lam, David C C Lam, Shu-Hao Lu, Guo-Zhen Chen, Stanley Y Y Leung
Glaucoma is the second leading cause for blindness. Irreversible and progressive optic nerve damage results when the intraocular pressure (IOP) exceeds 21 mmHg. The elevated IOP is attributed to blocked fluid drainage from the eye. Methods to measure the IOP are widely available, but methods to measure the viscous response to blocked drainage has yet been developed. An indentation method to characterize the ocular flow is developed in this study. Analysis of the load-relaxation data from indentation tests on drainage-controlled porcine eyes showed that the blocked drainage is correlated with increases in ocular viscosity...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227600/modeling-the-debye-dielectric-response-in-the-time-domain-for-a-liquid-crystal-based-biopotential-optrode
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Hrishikesh Srinivas, Amr Al Abed, Francois Ladouceur, Nigel H Lovell, Leonardo Silvestri, Hrishikesh Srinivas, Amr Al Abed, Francois Ladouceur, Nigel H Lovell, Leonardo Silvestri, Hrishikesh Srinivas, Nigel H Lovell, Francois Ladouceur, Leonardo Silvestri, Amr Al Abed
Multielectrode arrays (MEAs) are widely used for recording biopotentials, with an ongoing research effort to improve their characteristics and performance. In this spirit, we are currently investigating a novel concept for a liquid crystal-based optical electrode (optrode) that has the potential to overcome some of the limitations of MEAs, including that of wiring complexity. In this paper we present a model to fully describe the electrical response of the proposed optrode to biopotentials, taking into account dielectric relaxation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226311/effects-of-root-extracts-of-eurycoma-longifolia-jack-on-corpus-cavernosum-of-rat
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Bae Huey Tee, See Ziau Hoe, Swee Hung Cheah, Sau Kuen Lam
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to investigate the mechanisms of action of Eurycoma longifolia in rat corpus cavernosum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tincture of the roots was concentrated to dryness by evaporating the ethanol in vacuo. This ethanolic extract was partitioned into five fractions sequentially with hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, butanol and water. The corpus cavernosum relaxant activity of each fraction was investigated. Dichloromethanic (DCM) fraction which showed the highest potency in relaxing phenylephrine-precontracted corpora cavernosa was purified by column chromatography...
February 22, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226210/real-time-nanoscale-open-circuit-voltage-dynamics-of-perovskite-solar-cells
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Joseph L Garrett, Elizabeth M Tennyson, Miao Hu, Jinsong Huang, Jeremy N Munday, Marina S Leite
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites based on methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3) are an emerging material with great potential for high-performance and low-cost photovoltaics. However, for perovskites to become a competitive and reliable solar cell technology, their instability and spatial variation must be understood and controlled. While the macroscopic characterization of the devices as a function of time is very informative, a nanoscale identification of their real-time local optoelectronic response is still missing...
February 22, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225060/new-limits-of-secondary-%C3%AE-relaxation
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Satya N Tripathy, Marzena Rams-Baron, Zaneta Wojnarowska, Justyna Knapik-Kowalczuk, Marian Paluch
Glass is an ultraviscous liquid that ceases to flow on a laboratory timescale but continues to relax on a geological timescale. Quintessentially, it has become hopeless for humans to explore the equilibrium behavior of glass, although the technology of glass making witness a remarkable advance. In this work, we propose a novel thermodynamic path to prepare a high density amorphous state of matter (carvedilol dihydrogen phosphate) using high pressure. In addition, we provide the impeccable experimental evidence of heterogeneous nature of secondary β-relaxation and probe its properties to understand the various aspects of pressure densified glass, such as dynamics, packing and disorder...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223697/dynamic-regulation-of-gdp-binding-to-g-proteins-revealed-by-magnetic-field-dependent-nmr-relaxation-analyses
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Yuki Toyama, Hanaho Kano, Yoko Mase, Mariko Yokogawa, Masanori Osawa, Ichio Shimada
Heterotrimeric guanine-nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) serve as molecular switches in signalling pathways, by coupling the activation of cell surface receptors to intracellular responses. Mutations in the G protein α-subunit (Gα) that accelerate guanosine diphosphate (GDP) dissociation cause hyperactivation of the downstream effector proteins, leading to oncogenesis. However, the structural mechanism of the accelerated GDP dissociation has remained unclear. Here, we use magnetic field-dependent nuclear magnetic resonance relaxation analyses to investigate the structural and dynamic properties of GDP bound Gα on a microsecond timescale...
February 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223172/a-simple-model-of-cardiac-muscle-for-multiscale-simulation-passive-mechanics-crossbridge-kinetics-and-calcium-regulation
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Fyodor A Syomin, Andrey K Tsaturyan
A simple model of cardiac muscle was designed for multiscale simulation of heart mechanics. Relaxed cardiac muscle was described as a transversally isotropic hyperelastic material. Active tension caused by actin-myosin crossbridges depends on the ensemble averaged strain of myosin heads bound to actin. Calcium activation was modeled by Ca(2+) binding to troponin-C. To account for the dependence of troponin affinity for Ca(2+) on myosin heads strongly bound to actin, the kinetics of troponin binding to Ca(2+) in the overlap zone of the thin and thick filaments and outside it were separated...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223053/diabetes-upregulation-of-cyclooxygenase-2%C3%A2-contributes-to-altered-coronary-reactivity-after-cardiac-surgery
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Jun Feng, Kelsey Anderson, Arun K Singh, Afshin Ehsan, Hunter Mitchell, Yuhong Liu, Frank W Sellke
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that upregulation of inducible cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) contributes to altered coronary arteriolar reactivity early after cardioplegic arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass (CP/CPB) in patients with diabetes mellitus who are undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: The right atrial tissue samples of nondiabetes (ND), controlled diabetes (CDM), and uncontrolled diabetes (UDM) patients undergoing cardiac surgery were harvested before and after CP/CPB...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222365/the-cessation-of-the-long-term-exposure-to-low-doses-of-mercury-ameliorates-the-increase-in-systolic-blood-pressure-and-vascular-damage-in-rats
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Danize Aparecida Rizzetti, João Guilherme Dini Torres, Alyne Goulart Escobar, Taiz Martins da Silva, Paola Zambelli Moraes, Raquel Hernanz, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Marta Miguel Castro, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, Mercedes Salaices, Maria Jesús Alonso, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers
This study aimed to verify whether a prolonged exposure to low-level mercury promotes haemodynamic disorders and studied the reversibility of this vascular damage. Rats were divided into seven groups: three control groups received saline solution (im) for 30, 60 or 90 days; two groups received HgCl2 (im, first dose, 4.6μg/kg, subsequent doses 0.07μg/kg/day) for 30 or 60 days; two groups received HgCl2 for 30 or 60 days (im, same doses) followed by a 30-day washout period. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured, along with analysis of vascular response to acetylcholine (ACh) and phenylephrine (Phe) in the absence and presence of endothelium, a nitric oxide (NO) synthase inhibitor, an NADPH oxidase inhibitor, superoxide dismutase, a non-selective cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor and an AT1 receptor blocker...
February 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222196/correction-relaxation-response-induces-temporal-transcriptome-changes-in-energy-metabolism-insulin-secretion-and-inflammatory-pathways
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Manoj K Bhasin, Jeffery A Dusek, Bei-Hung Chang, Marie G Joseph, John W Denninger, Gregory L Fricchione, Herbert Benson, Towia A Libermann
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062817.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222185/correction-relaxation-response-and-resiliency-training-and-its-effect-on-healthcare-resource-utilization
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James E Stahl, Michelle L Dossett, A Scott LaJoie, John W Denninger, Darshan H Mehta, Roberta Goldman, Gregory L Fricchione, Herbert Benson
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140212.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222181/correction-genomic-and-clinical-effects-associated-with-a-relaxation-response-mind-body-intervention-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Braden Kuo, Manoj Bhasin, Jolene Jacquart, Matthew A Scult, Lauren Slipp, Eric Isaac Kagan Riklin, Veronique Lepoutre, Nicole Comosa, Beth-Ann Norton, Allison Dassatti, Jessica Rosenblum, Andrea H Thurler, Brian C Surjanhata, Nicole N Hasheminejad, Leslee Kagan, Ellen Slawsby, Sowmya R Rao, Eric A Macklin, Gregory L Fricchione, Herbert Benson, Towia A Libermann, Joshua Korzenik, John W Denninger
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123861.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222131/correction-genomic-counter-stress-changes-induced-by-the-relaxation-response
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Jeffery A Dusek, Hasan H Otu, Ann L Wohlhueter, Manoj Bhasin, Luiz F Zerbini, Marie G Joseph, Herbert Benson, Towia A Libermann
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002576.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220971/2d-materials-for-optical-modulation-challenges-and-opportunities
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REVIEW
Shaoliang Yu, Xiaoqin Wu, Yipei Wang, Xin Guo, Limin Tong
Owing to their atomic layer thickness, strong light-material interaction, high nonlinearity, broadband optical response, fast relaxation, controllable optoelectronic properties, and high compatibility with other photonic structures, 2D materials, including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and black phosphorus, have been attracting increasing attention for photonic applications. By tuning the carrier density via electrical or optical means that modifies their physical properties (e.g., Fermi level or nonlinear absorption), optical response of the 2D materials can be instantly changed, making them versatile nanostructures for optical modulation...
February 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220794/flucrypyrim-a-novel-uterine-relaxant-has-antinociceptive-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-vivo
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Zhongtang Li, Limei Wang, Yue Cong, Lin Guo, Xiaohui Lin, Zuyin Yu, Xingan Wu, Junxing Dong, Rifang Yang, Yuwen Cong
Consequences of primary dsysmenorrhea (PD) can be severe. Increased prostaglandin production leads to uterine contraction and insufficient blood flow to the endometrium causing ischemia and pain symptoms. Protein tyrosine kinase/phosphatase activities contribute to the modulation of uterine contraction. In our previous study, we found the synthetic β-methoxyacrylates compound Fluacrypyrim (FAPM), significantly increased protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) activity, resulting in dephosphorylation of tyrosine kinases...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218892/coupling-dynamics-of-nb-nb2o5-relaxation-oscillators
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Shuai Li, Xinjun Liu, Sanjoy Kumar Nandi, Dinesh Kumar Venkatachalam, Robert Glen Elliman
The coupling dynamics of capacitively coupled Nb/Nb2O5 relaxation oscillators are shown to exhibit rich collective behaviour depending on the negative differential resistance response of the individual devices, the operating voltage and the coupling capacitance. These coupled oscillators are shown to exhibit stable frequency and phase locking states at source voltages as low as 2.2 V, with frequency control in the range from 0.85 to 16.2 MHz and frequency tunability of ∼8 MHz V(-1). The experimental realisation of such compact, scalable and low power coupled-oscillator systems is of particular significance for the development and implementation of large oscillator networks in non-Boolean computing architectures...
February 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218505/theoretically-manipulating-quantum-dots-on-two-dimensional-2d-tio2-monolayer-for-effective-visible-light-absorption
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Ting Liao, Ziqi Sun, Shi Xue Dou
Low solar energy harvesting and conversion efficiency has become a major problem in solar energy science and engineering owing to the difficulty in capturing solar energy across the wide solar spectrum, especially in the visible light range. Inspired by the extraordinary properties of materials arising from decreased dimensions, in this study, we explore a nano-contact system formed by a two-dimensional (2D) TiO2 monolayer and II-VI semiconductor (CdX)13 (X = S, Se and Te) nanocages for engineering the visible light absorption...
February 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216670/intraluminal-pressure-patterns-in-the-human-colon-assessed-by-high-resolution-manometry
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Ji-Hong Chen, Yuanjie Yu, Zixian Yang, Wen-Zhen Yu, Wu Lan Chen, Hui Yu, Marie Jeong-Min Kim, Min Huang, Shiyun Tan, Hesheng Luo, Jianfeng Chen, Jiande D Z Chen, Jan D Huizinga
Assessment of colonic motor dysfunction is rarely done because of inadequate methodology and lack of knowledge about normal motor patterns. Here we report on elucidation of intraluminal pressure patterns using High Resolution Colonic Manometry during a baseline period and in response to a meal, in 15 patients with constipation, chronically dependent on laxatives, 5 healthy volunteers and 9 patients with minor, transient, IBS-like symptoms but no sign of constipation. Simultaneous pressure waves (SPWs) were the most prominent propulsive motor pattern, associated with gas expulsion and anal sphincter relaxation, inferred to be associated with fast propagating contractions...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216625/endothelial-overexpression-of-endothelin-1-modulates-aortic-carotid-iliac-and-renal-arterial-responses-in-obese-mice
#20
Oliver Baretella, Sookja K Chung, Aimin Xu, Paul M Vanhoutte
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is essential for mammalian development and life, but it has also been implicated in increased cardiovascular risk under pathophysiological conditions. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of endothelial overexpression of the prepro-endothelin-1 gene on endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent responses in the conduit and renal arteries of lean and obese mice. Obesity was induced by high-fat-diet (HFD) consumption in mice with Tie-1 promoter-driven, endothelium-specific overexpression of the prepro-endothelin-1 gene (TET(het)) and in wild-type (WT) littermates on a C57BL/6N background...
February 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
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