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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778778/swimming-improves-cognitive-reserve-in-ovariectomized-rats-and-enhances-neuroprotection-after-global-cerebral-ischemia
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Meng Zhang, Yating Zhai, Yaping Sun, Wenli Zhang, Qian Li, Darrell Brann, Ruimin Wang
Cognitive reserve has been proposed to account for different responses to brain damage or pathology. Factors implicated to influence cognitive reserve include cognitive engagement, physical activity, leisure activities, stress levels, and diet. Furthermore, long-term ovariectomy (OVX), such as occurs in women that have underwent surgical menopause, has been reported to increase the risk of cognitive impairment. In the current study, we examined whether swimming improves cognitive function in long-term OVX-rats...
May 17, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778047/source-identification-and-spatial-distribution-of-arsenic-and-heavy-metals-in-agricultural-soil-around-hunan-industrial-estate-by-positive-matrix-factorization-model-principle-components-analysis-and-geo-statistical-analysis
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Xiaowen Zhang, Shuai Wei, Qianqian Sun, Syed Abdul Wadood, Boli Guo
Characterizing the distribution and defining potential sources of arsenic and heavy metals are the basic preconditions for reducing the contamination of heavy metals and metalloids. 71 topsoil samples and 61 subsoil samples were collected by grid method to measure the concentration of cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), lead (Pb), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni) and chromium (Cr). Principle components analysis (PCA), GIS-based geo-statistical methods and Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) were applied. The results showed that the mean concentrations were 9...
May 16, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777731/tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-2-is-required-for-ischemic-preconditioning-mediated-neuroprotection-in-the-hippocampus-following-a-subsequent-longer-transient-cerebral-ischemia
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Jae-Chul Lee, Chan Woo Park, Myoung Cheol Shin, Jun Hwi Cho, Hyang-Ah Lee, Young-Myeong Kim, Joon Ha Park, Ji Hyeon Ahn, Jeong Hwi Cho, Hyun-Jin Tae, In Koo Hwang, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Moo-Ho Won, Il Jun Kang
Tumor Necrosis Factor-α (TNF-α) is a proinflammatory cytokine implicated in neuronal damage in response to cerebral ischemia. Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) provides neuroprotection against a subsequent severer or longer transient ischemia by ischemic tolerance. Here, we focused on the role of TNF-α in IPC-mediated neuroprotection against neuronal death following a subsequent longer transient cerebral ischemia (TCI). Gerbils used in this study were randomly assigned to eight groups; sham group, TCI operated group, IPC plus (+) sham group, IPC + TCI operated group, sham + etanercept (an inhibitor of TNF-a) group, TCI + etanercept group, IPC + sham + etanercept group, and IPC + TCI + etanercept group...
May 16, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777286/-fitness-to-drive-with-cardiovascular-diseases-current-guidelines-of-the-german-federal-highway-research-institute
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W Jung, B Hajredini, V Zvereva
The general rules for participation in road traffic are specified in the German Driving License Regulations (FeV). The assessment of fitness to drive motor vehicles is, in addition to Annex 4 of the FeV, governed by the guidelines of the German Federal Highway Research Institute, which implements the requirements of the European Union in Germany. By anchoring the assessment guidelines on fitness to drive in the FeV (Annex 4) and the publication in the Traffic Journal, the guidelines have a normative character...
May 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776145/applicability-of-kerker-preconditioning-scheme-to-the-self-consistent-density-functional-theory-calculations-of-inhomogeneous-systems
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Yuzhi Zhou, Han Wang, Yu Liu, Xingyu Gao, Haifeng Song
The Kerker preconditioner, based on the dielectric function of homogeneous electron gas, is designed to accelerate the self-consistent field (SCF) iteration in the density functional theory calculations. However, a question still remains regarding its applicability to the inhomogeneous systems. We develop a modified Kerker preconditioning scheme which captures the long-range screening behavior of inhomogeneous systems and thus improves the SCF convergence. The effectiveness and efficiency is shown by the tests on long-z slabs of metals, insulators, and metal-insulator contacts...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775963/brain-ischemic-preconditioning-protects-against-ischemic-injury-and-preserves-the-blood-brain-barrier-via-oxidative-signaling-and-nrf2-activation
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Tuo Yang, Yang Sun, Leilei Mao, Meijuan Zhang, Qianqian Li, Lili Zhang, Yejie Shi, Rehana K Leak, Jun Chen, Feng Zhang
Brain ischemic preconditioning (IPC) with mild ischemic episodes is well known to protect the brain against subsequent ischemic challenges. However, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we demonstrate the critical role of the master redox transcription factor, nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), in IPC-mediated neuroprotection and blood-brain barrier (BBB) preservation. We report that IPC causes generation of endogenous lipid electrophiles, including 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (4-HNE), which release Nrf2 from inhibition by Keap1 (via Keap1-C288) and inhibition by glycogen synthase kinase 3β (via GSK3β-C199)...
May 6, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775181/porous-lithium-doped-hydroxyapatite-scaffold-seeded-with-hypoxia-preconditioned-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-bone-tissue-regeneration
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Donghai Li, Huifang Liu, Jinhai Zhao, Zhouyuan Yang, Xiaowei Xie, Zhun Wei, Dongzhe Li, Pengde Kang
Hydroxyapatite (HA) is a commonly used biomaterial in bone-tissue engineering, but pure HA is deficient in osteoinduction. In this study, we fabricated scaffolds of lithium-doped HA (Li-HA) and assess the bone generation enhancement of Li-HA scaffolds seeded with hypoxia-preconditioned bone-marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs). We found that 1.5%Li-HA obtained optimal cell proliferation activity in vitro. In an in vivo study, Li-HA/BMSCs enhanced new bone formation, reducing the GSK-3β and increasing the β-catenin, but the angiogenic effect was not modified significantly...
May 18, 2018: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774769/serum-mediated-activation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-a-novel-preconditioning-method
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Gyeong Joon Moon, Yeon Hee Cho, Dong Hee Kim, Ji Hee Sung, Jeong Pyo Son, Sooyoon Kim, Jae Min Cha, Oh Young Bang
Stroke induces complex and dynamic, local and systemic changes including inflammatory reactions, immune responses, and repair and recovery processes. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been shown to enhance neurological recovery after stroke. We hypothesized that serum factors play a critical role in the activation of bone marrow (BM) MSCs after stroke such as by increasing proliferation, paracrine effects, and rejuvenation. Human MSCs (hMSCs) were grown in fetal bovine serum (FBS), normal healthy control serum (NS), or stroke patient serum (SS)...
January 1, 2018: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773952/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-in-myocardial-protection-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Marcelo R Bacci, Livia Y Vasconcelos, Neif Murad, Antonio Carlos P Chagas, Ana Carolina Capuano, Beatriz Ca Alves, Edimar C Pereira, Ligia A Azzalis, Virginia Bc Junqueira, Fernando LA Fonseca
Background: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) is a procedure that generates a brief period of ischemia followed by reperfusion. The role of RIPC in protecting myocardial ischemia during hemodialysis is not yet established. The aim of the study was to evaluate RIPC myocardial protection as evaluated by ultrasensitive I troponin in hemodialysis outpatients. Patients and methods: A double-blind randomized trial with two groups: intervention submitted to RIPC and control group without RIPC...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772731/energy-efficient-gnss-signal-acquisition-using-singular-value-decomposition-svd
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Juan Carlos Bermúdez Ordoñez, Rosa María Arnaldo Valdés, Fernando Gómez Comendador
A significant challenge in global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal processing is a requirement for a very high sampling rate. The recently-emerging compressed sensing (CS) theory makes processing GNSS signals at a low sampling rate possible if the signal has a sparse representation in a certain space. Based on CS and SVD theories, an algorithm for sampling GNSS signals at a rate much lower than the Nyquist rate and reconstructing the compressed signal is proposed in this research, which is validated after the output from that process still performs signal detection using the standard fast Fourier transform (FFT) parallel frequency space search acquisition...
May 16, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772346/tackling-bioactive-glass-excessive-in-vitro-bioreactivity-preconditioning-approaches-for-cell-culture-tests
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Francesca E Ciraldo, Elena Boccardi, Virginia Melli, Fabian Westhauser, Aldo R Boccaccini
Bioactive glasses (BGs) are being increasingly considered for biomedical applications in bone and soft tissue replacement approaches thanks to their ability to form strong bonding with tissues. However, due to their high reactivity once in contact with water-based solutions BGs rapidly exchange ions with the surrounding environment leading in most cases to an undesired increase of the pH under static in vitro conditions (due to alkaline ion "burst release"), making difficult or even impossible to perform cell culture studies...
May 14, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772252/sulfiredoxin-1-enhances-cardiac-progenitor-cell-survival-against-oxidative-stress-via-the-upregulation-of-the-erk-nrf2-signal-pathway
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Xiuchun Li, Pan He, Xiaoliang Wang, Shuning Zhang, Neil Devejian, Edward Bennett, Chuanxi Cai
Cardiac stem/progenitor cells (CPCs) have recently emerged as a potentially transformative regenerative medicine to repair the infarcted heart. However, the limited survival of donor cells is one of the major challenges for CPC therapy. Our recent research effort on preconditioning human CPCs (hCPCs) with cobalt protoporphyrin (CoPP) indicated that sulfiredoxin-1 (SRXN1) is upregulated upon preconditioning aldehyde dehydrogenase bright hCPCs (ALDHbr -hCPCs) with CoPP. Further studies demonstrated that overexpressing SRXN1 enhanced the survival capacity for ALDHbr -hCPCs...
May 14, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771714/remifentanil-induces-cardio-protection-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-through-the-maintenance-of-zinc-homeostasis
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Mingwei Sheng, Ge Zhang, Jiannan Wang, Qing Yang, Huanhuan Zhao, Xinxin Cheng, Zhelong Xu
BACKGROUND: Although it is well known that remifentanil (Rem) elicits cardiac protection against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study tested if Rem can protect the heart from I/R injury by inhibiting endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress through the maintenance of zinc (Zn) homeostasis. METHODS: Isolated rat hearts were subjected to 30 minutes of regional ischemia followed by 2 hours of reperfusion. Rem was given by 3 consecutive 5-minute infusions, and each infusion was followed by a 5-minute drug-free perfusion before ischemia...
May 15, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768493/remote-ischemic-preconditioning-stat3-dependently-ameliorates-pulmonary-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Nanfu Luo, Jin Liu, Yan Chen, Huan Li, Zhaoyang Hu, Geoffrey W Abbott
The lungs are highly susceptible to injury, including ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Pulmonary I/R injury can occur when correcting conditions such as primary pulmonary hypertension, and is also relatively common after lung transplantation or other cardiothoracic surgery. Methods to reduce pulmonary I/R injury are urgently needed to improve outcomes following procedures such as lung transplantation. Remote liver ischemic preconditioning (RLIPC) is an effective cardioprotective measure, reducing damage caused by subsequent cardiac I/R injury, but little is known about its potential role in pulmonary protection...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766336/ischaemic-preconditioning-protects-cardiomyocytes-from-anthracycline-induced-toxicity-via-the-pi3k-pathway
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Angshuman Maulik, Sean M Davidson, Izabela Piotrowska, Malcolm Walker, Derek M Yellon
PURPOSE: Anthracyclines cause chronic irreversible cardiac failure, but the mechanism remains poorly understood. Emerging data indicate that cardiac damage begins early, suggesting protective modalities delivered in the acute stage may confer prolonged benefit. Ischaemic preconditioning (IPC) activates the pro-survival reperfusion injury salvage kinase (RISK) pathway which involves PI3-kinase and MAPK/ERK1/2. METHODS: We investigated whether simulated IPC (sIPC), in the form of a sublethal exposure to a hypoxic buffer simulating ischaemic conditions followed by reoxygenation, protects primary adult rat cardiomyocytes against anthracycline-induced injury...
May 15, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765321/brain-lipopolysaccharide-preconditioning-induced-gene-reprogramming-mediates-a-tolerance-state-in-electroconvulsive-shock-model-of-epilepsy
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Elham Amini, Mojtaba Golpich, Abdoreza S Farjam, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Zahurin Mohamed, Norlinah M Ibrahim, Abolhassan Ahmadiani, Azman A Raymond
There is increasing evidence pointing toward the role of inflammatory processes in epileptic seizures, and reciprocally, prolonged seizures induce more inflammation in the brain. In this regard, effective strategies to control epilepsy resulting from neuroinflammation could be targeted. Based on the available data, preconditioning (PC) with low dose lipopolysaccharide (LPS) through the regulation of the TLR4 signaling pathway provides neuroprotection against subsequent challenge with injury in the brain. To test this, we examined the effects of a single and chronic brain LPS PC, which is expected to lead to reduction of inflammation against epileptic seizures induced by electroconvulsive shock (ECS)...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764437/caring-for-parents-an-evolutionary-rationale
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J Garay, S Számadó, Z Varga, E Szathmáry
BACKGROUND: The evolutionary roots of human moral behavior are a key precondition to understanding human nature. Investigations usually start with a social dilemma and end up with a norm that can provide some insight into the origin of morality. We take the opposite direction by investigating whether the cultural norm that promotes helping parents and which is respected in different variants across cultures and is codified in several religions can spread through Darwinian competition...
May 15, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764232/biological-variables-influencing-the-estimation-of-reference-limits
#18
Mustafa K Özçürümez, Rainer Haeckel
Reference limits (RLs) are required to evaluate laboratory results for medical decisions. The establishment of RL depends on the pre-analytical and the analytical conditions. Furthermore, biological characteristics of the sub-population chosen to provide the reference samples may influence the RL. The most important biological preconditions are gender, age, chronobiological influences, posture, regional and ethnic effects. The influence of these components varies and is often neglected. Therefore, a list of biological variables is collected from the literature and their influence on the estimation of RL is discussed...
May 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763517/novel-engineered-tendon-fibrocartilage-bone-composite-with-cyclic-tension-for-rotator-cuff-repair
#19
Qian Liu, Taku Hatta, Jun Qi, Haoyu Liu, Andrew R Thoreson, Peter C Amadio, Steven L Moran, Scott P Steinmann, Anne Gingery, Chunfeng Zhao
Surgical repair of rotator cuff tears presents a significant clinical challenge with high failure rates and inferior functional outcomes. Graft augmentation improves repair outcomes, however currently available grafting materials have limitations. While cell-seeded decellularized tendon slices may facilitate cell infiltration, promote tendon incorporation and preserve original mechanical strength, the unique fibrocartilage zone is yet to be successfully reestablished. In this study, we investigated the biological and mechanical properties of an engineered tendon-fibrocartilage-bone composite (TFBC) with cyclic tension (3% strain, 0...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763336/adjustable-loop-femoral-cortical-suspensory-fixation-for-patellar-tendon-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-time-zero-biomechanical-comparison-with-interference-screw-fixation
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Dayne T Mickelson, Thomas Lefebvre, Ken Gall, Jonathan C Riboh
BACKGROUND: Adjustable-loop cortical buttons for femoral fixation of bone-tendon-bone grafts have potential advantages over interference screw fixation; however, these devices have not been benchmarked biomechanically against interference screws. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose was to compare the time zero biomechanical properties of commercially available, adjustable-loop cortical button and metallic interference screws for femoral fixation of bone-tendon-bone grafts. It was hypothesized that no significant differences would be found in biomechanical properties between fixation techniques...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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