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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382740/coupling-between-skeletal-muscle-fiber-size-and-capillarization-is-maintained-during-healthy-aging
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Yoann Barnouin, Jamie S McPhee, Gillian Butler-Browne, Alessandra Bosutti, Giuseppe De Vito, David A Jones, Marco Narici, Anthony Behin, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Hans Degens
BACKGROUND: As muscle capillarization is related to the oxidative capacity of the muscle and the size of muscle fibres, capillary rarefaction may contribute to sarcopenia and functional impairment in older adults. Therefore, it is important to assess how ageing affects muscle capillarization and the interrelationship between fibre capillary supply with the oxidative capacity and size of the fibres. METHODS: Muscle biopsies from healthy recreationally active young (22 years; 14 men and 5 women) and older (74 years; 22 men and 6 women) people were assessed for muscle capillarization and the distribution of capillaries with the method of capillary domains...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182637/comprehensive-target-capture-next-generation-sequencing-as-a-second-tier-diagnostic-approach-for-congenital-muscular-dystrophy-in-taiwan
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Wen-Chen Liang, Xia Tian, Chung-Yee Yuo, Wan-Zi Chen, Tsu-Min Kan, Yi-Ning Su, Ichizo Nishino, Lee-Jun C Wong, Yuh-Jyh Jong
PURPOSE: Congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) is a heterogeneous disease entity. The detailed clinical manifestation and causative gene for each subgroup of CMD are quite variable. This study aims to analyze the phenotypes and genotypes of Taiwanese patients with CMD as the epidemiology of CMD varies among populations and has been scantly described in Asia. METHODS: A total of 48 patients suspected to have CMD were screened and categorized by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078066/use-it-or-lose-it-tonic-activity-of-slow-motoneurons-promotes-their-survival-and-preferentially-increases-slow-fiber-type-groupings-in-muscles-of-old-lifelong-recreational-sportsmen
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Simone Mosole, Ugo Carraro, Helmut Kern, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri
Histochemistry, immuno-histochemistry, gel electrophoresis of single muscle fibers and electromyography of aging muscles and nerves suggest that: i) denervation contributes to muscle atrophy, ii) impaired mobility accelerates the process, and iii) lifelong running protects against loss of motor units. Recent corroborating results on the muscle effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of aged muscles will be also mentioned, but we will in particular discuss how and why a lifelong increased physical activity sustains reinnervation of muscle fibers...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030857/new-description-of-telocyte-sheaths-in-the-bovine-uterine-tube-an-immunohistochemical-and-scanning-microscopic-study
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Hanan H Abd-Elhafeez, Soha A Soliman
Telocytes are a special type of interstitial cells characterized by distinctive cellular extensions with alternating thin segments (podomers) and dilations (podoms). Telocytes establish contact with various cells and structures, but their role in the regulation of the function of many cell types is still obscure. The aim of the current study was to investigate the morphology, histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry of telocytes, and their distribution, organization, and morphometric measurements in different layers of the adult bovine uterine tube...
December 29, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018075/intraosseous-leiomyoma-of-the-calcaneum-an-unusual-bone-tumor-of-foot-and-review-of-literature
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Abhijeet Ashok Salunke, Pathik Chandrakant Vala, Harpreet Singh, Rohan Parwani, Sanjay Gandhi, Diva Shah
Leiomyoma is a benign tumor of smooth muscle origin and commonly diagnosed in the uterus, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and mucous membranes. To the best of our knowledge, the only reported intraosseous leiomyomas in extremities occurred in the proximal aspect and distal aspect of the femur, in the tibia, and in the ulna. We are not aware of any previous reports of intraosseous leiomyomas in the foot. The radiograph of the intraosseous leiomyoma shows unilocular or multilocular lytic lesion with sclerotic rim...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994813/conjunctival-leiomyoma-a-rare-tumor-of-the-ocular-surface
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Tayyab Afghani, Furqan Ahmed Khan, Hassan Mansoor
PURPOSE: To report a case of conjuctival leiomyoma. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old female patient presented with a conjunctival growth in the left eye for a 2-year-period with no change in size. She merely presented for cosmetic reasons. Visual acuity was 20/20 in each eye. The lesion had prominent vessels and was not adherent to the sclera. The growth resembled a benign lesion of the conjunctiva. The tough and vascular tissue was excised and sent for histopathology...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938904/myocardial-rescue-with-autologous-mitochondrial-transplantation-in-a-porcine-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion
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Aditya K Kaza, Isaac Wamala, Ingeborg Friehs, Joseph D Kuebler, Rahul H Rathod, Ignacio Berra, Maria Ericsson, Rouan Yao, Jerusha K Thedsanamoorthy, David Zurakowski, Sidney Levitsky, Pedro J Del Nido, Douglas B Cowan, James D McCully
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the clinical efficacy of autologous mitochondrial transplantation in preparation for translation to human application using an in vivo swine model. METHODS: A left mini-thoracotomy was performed on Yorkshire pigs. The pectoralis major was dissected, and skeletal muscle tissue was removed and used for the isolation of autologous mitochondria. The heart was subjected to regional ischemia (RI) by temporarily snaring the circumflex artery...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916451/progressive-development-of-endometriosis-and-its-hindrance-by-anti-platelet-treatment-in-mice-with-induced-endometriosis
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Qi Zhang, Xishi Liu, Sun-Wei Guo
We have recently shown that platelets drive smooth muscle metaplasia (SMM) and fibrogenesis in endometriosis through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transdifferentiation (FMT). To see whether this is true in vivo, this prospective, randomized, and serially evaluated mouse investigation was conducted. Endometriosis was induced in female Balb/C mice, which were then randomly divided into two groups: Tanshinone IIA (TAN) and control (CTL) groups. TAN mice were treated with TAN but CTL mice received none...
February 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859369/childhood-macrophagic-myofasciitis-a-series-from-the-indian-subcontinent
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Aanchal Kakkar, Madhu Rajeshwari, Aasma Nalwa, Vaishali Suri, Chitra Sarkar, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Sheffali Gulati, Mehar C Sharma
INTRODUCTION: Macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) is a rare disorder, reported mainly in European adults, with occasional childhood cases. We report a series of 6 patients with pediatric MMF from the Indian subcontinent. METHODS: Clinical details, creatine kinase levels, and results of electromyography are described for patients diagnosed with MMF. Fresh-frozen and formalin-fixed muscle biopsies were evaluated by hematoxylin-eosin staining, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy...
November 11, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618136/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-myofibrillar-myopathy
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Amy E Vincent, John P Grady, Mariana C Rocha, Charlotte L Alston, Karolina A Rygiel, Rita Barresi, Robert W Taylor, Doug M Turnbull
Myofibrillar myopathies (MFM) are characterised by focal myofibrillar destruction and accumulation of myofibrillar elements as protein aggregates. They are caused by mutations in the DES, MYOT, CRYAB, FLNC, BAG3, DNAJB6 and ZASP genes as well as other as yet unidentified genes. Previous studies have reported changes in mitochondrial morphology and cellular positioning, as well as clonally-expanded, large-scale mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) deletions and focal respiratory chain deficiency in muscle of MFM patients...
October 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616780/anatomy-and-histochemistry-of-spread-wing-posture-inbirds-4-eagles-soar-with-fast-not-slow-muscle-%C3%AF-bres
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Ron A Meyers, Joshua C McFarland
Slow fibers are typically characterized as functioning in avian postural behaviors such as soaring flight, and are described for a number of elite soarers such as vultures, pelicans and albatrosses. Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles also display soaring behavior and we examined their flight muscles for the presence of slow fibers. Surprisingly, eagles lack a deep layer to the pectoralis found in other soaring species. Additionally, the pectoralis as well as other shoulder muscles had few to no slow muscle fibers...
July 2016: Acta Zoologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571996/lethal-neonatal-ltbl-associated-with-biallelic-ears2-variants-case-report-and-review-of-the-reported-neuroradiological-features
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Renata Oliveira, Ewen W Sommerville, Kyle Thompson, Joana Nunes, Angela Pyle, Manuela Grazina, Patrick F Chinnery, Luísa Diogo, Paula Garcia, Robert W Taylor
Mitochondrial translation defects are important causes of early onset mitochondrial disease. Although the biochemical (combined respiratory chain deficiency) signature and neuroimaging are usually distinctive, they are not diagnostic as the genetic origin of mitochondrial translation defects is heterogeneous. We report a female child, born at term to non-consanguineous parents, who exhibited global hypotonia, failure to thrive, persistent and progressive hyperlactacidaemia with lactic acidosis, liver dysfunction and encephalopathy and died at the age of 5 months...
August 30, 2016: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27565979/anatomical-and-histological-structure-of-the-tongue-and-histochemical-characteristics-of-the-lingual-salivary-glands-in-the-persian-squirrel-sciurus-anomalus
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Javad Sadeghinezhad, Zahra Tootian, Faezeh Javadi
This study was carried out to describe the anatomical, histological and mucinous histochemical characteristics of the tongue in the Persian squirrel. This species is a rodent distributed all over the Middle East and recently has been considered a companion animal. Anatomical observations showed the median sulcus on the apex and absence of a lingual prominence in the body. Light and scanning electron microscopy showed that the filiform papillae cover the entire dorsal surface of the tongue, and their sizes increased approaching the root...
August 26, 2016: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556822/succinate-dehydrogenase-b-sdhb-immunohistochemistry-for-the-evaluation-of-muscle-biopsies
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Michael Punsoni, Shamlal Mangray, Kara A Lombardo, Nancy Heath, Edward G Stopa, Evgeny Yakirevich
Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) is a key mitochondrial enzyme complex composed of 4 subunits. SDH histochemistry is routinely utilized in the assessment of muscle biopsies to reveal underlying pathology such as subsarcolemmal mitochondrial aggregates. In this study, we evaluated the utility of succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB) immunohistochemistry (IHC) in 27 muscle biopsies, including 13 mitochondrial myopathies (MMs), 9 inflammatory myopathies, and 5 controls. SDHB IHC was performed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections with a mouse monoclonal antibody (Abcam 21A11AE7) in parallel with histochemical SDH stains on a fresh-frozen tissue...
August 23, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553639/spatial-expression-of-components-of-a-calcitonin-receptor-like-receptor-crl-signalling-system-crl-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-adrenomedullin-adrenomedullin-2-intermedin-in-mouse-and-human-heart-valves
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Uwe Pfeil, Subhashini Bharathala, Ghulam Murtaza, Petra Mermer, Tamara Papadakis, Andreas Boening, Wolfgang Kummer
Heart valves are highly organized structures determining the direction of blood flow through the heart. Smooth muscle cells within the valve are thought to play an active role during the heart cycle, rather than being just passive flaps. The mature heart valve is composed of extracellular matrix (ECM), various differentiations of valvular interstitial cells (VIC), smooth muscle cells and overlying endothelium. VIC are important for maintaining the structural integrity of the valve, thereby affecting valve function and ECM remodelling...
August 23, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499608/the-cellular-and-compartmental-profile-of-mouse-retinal-glycolysis-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-oxidative-phosphorylation-and-p-transferring-kinases
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Elda M Rueda, Jerry E Johnson, Anand Giddabasappa, Anand Swaroop, Matthew J Brooks, Irena Sigel, Shawnta Y Chaney, Donald A Fox
PURPOSE: The homeostatic regulation of cellular ATP is achieved by the coordinated activity of ATP utilization, synthesis, and buffering. Glucose is the major substrate for ATP synthesis through glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS), whereas intermediary metabolism through the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle utilizes non-glucose-derived monocarboxylates, amino acids, and alpha ketoacids to support mitochondrial ATP and GTP synthesis. Cellular ATP is buffered by specialized equilibrium-driven high-energy phosphate (~P) transferring kinases...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492178/facs-fractionation-and-differentiation-of-skeletal-muscle-resident-multipotent-tie2-progenitors
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Arpita A Biswas, David J Goldhamer
The skeletal muscle niche is complex and heterogeneous. Over the past few decades, various groups have reported the existence of multiple adult stem cell populations within this environment. Techniques commonly used to identify and assess the differentiation capacities of these cellular fractions, oftentimes rare populations, include the use of lineage tracers, immunofluorescence and histochemistry, flow cytometry, gene expression assays, and phenotypic analysis in culture or in vivo. In 2012, our lab identified and characterized a skeletal-muscle resident Tie2+ progenitor that exhibits adipogenic, chondrogenic, and osteogenic differentiation potentials (Wosczyna et al...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448789/mutations-in-tfam-encoding-mitochondrial-transcription-factor-a-cause-neonatal-liver-failure-associated-with-mtdna-depletion
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Ashlee R Stiles, Mariella T Simon, Alexander Stover, Shaya Eftekharian, Negar Khanlou, Hanlin L Wang, Shino Magaki, Hane Lee, Kate Partynski, Nagmeh Dorrani, Richard Chang, Julian A Martinez-Agosto, Jose E Abdenur
In humans, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion syndromes are a group of genetically and clinically heterogeneous autosomal recessive disorders that arise as a consequence of defects in mtDNA replication or nucleotide synthesis. Clinical manifestations are variable and include myopathic, encephalomyopathic, neurogastrointestinal or hepatocerebral phenotypes. Through clinical exome sequencing, we identified a homozygous missense variant (c.533C>T; p.Pro178Leu) in mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM) segregating in a consanguineous kindred of Colombian-Basque descent in which two siblings presented with IUGR, elevated transaminases, conjugated hyperbilirubinemia and hypoglycemia with progression to liver failure and death in early infancy...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27445298/maximal-oxygen-uptake-is-proportional-to-muscle-fiber-oxidative-capacity-from-chronic-heart-failure-patients-to-professional-cyclists
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Stephan van der Zwaard, C Jo de Ruiter, Dionne A Noordhof, Renske Sterrenburg, Frank W Bloemers, Jos J de Koning, Richard T Jaspers, Willem J van der Laarse
V̇o2 max during whole body exercise is presumably constrained by oxygen delivery to mitochondria rather than by mitochondria's ability to consume oxygen. Humans and animals have been reported to exploit only 60-80% of their mitochondrial oxidative capacity at maximal oxygen uptake (V̇o2 max). However, ex vivo quantification of mitochondrial overcapacity is complicated by isolation or permeabilization procedures. An alternative method for estimating mitochondrial oxidative capacity is via enzyme histochemical quantification of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) activity...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27409229/midgut-of-the-diplopod-urostreptus-atrobrunneus-structure-function-and-redefinition-of-hepatic-cells
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C Moreira-de-Sousa, M Iamonte, C S Fontanetti
Diplopods are considered important macroarthropods the soil as part of its maintenance and balance. These animals usually do not occur in high densities, but population explosions caused by environmental disturbances, climate changes, and use of pesticides that eliminate possible competitors, have been reported. The millipede Urostreptus atrobrunneus Pierozzi and Fontanetti, 2006 have become a nuisance to humans in infestation sites in urban centers of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a contribution to the understanding of this potential pest, this study describes the histology, histochemistry, and ultrastructure of the U...
July 11, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Biology, Revista Brasleira de Biologia
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