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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633295/long-cold-exposure-induces-transcriptional-and-biochemical-remodelling-of-xylem-secondary-cell-wall-in-eucalyptus
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Raphael Ployet, Marçal Soler, Victor Carocha, Nathalie Ladouce, Ana Alves, José-Carlos Rodrigues, Luc Harvengt, Christiane Marque, Chantal Teulières, Jacqueline Grima-Pettenati, Fabien Mounet
Although eucalypts are the most planted hardwood trees worldwide, the majority of them are frost sensitive. The recent creation of frost-tolerant hybrids such as Eucalyptus gundal plants (E. gunnii × E. dalrympleana hybrids), now enables the development of industrial plantations in northern countries. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of cold on the wood structure and composition of these hybrids, and on the biosynthetic and regulatory processes controlling their secondary cell-wall (SCW) formation...
June 13, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631879/context-dependent-effects-of-cold-stress-on-behavioral-physiological-and-life-history-traits-of-the-red-flour-beetle
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Inon Scharf, Keren-Or Wertheimer, Joy Lim Xin, Tomer Gilad, Inna Goldenberg, Aziz Subach
Animals are exposed in nature to a variety of stressors. While stress is generally harmful, mild stress can also be beneficial and contribute to reproduction and survival. We studied the effect of five cold shock events vs. a single cold shock and a control group, representing three levels of stress (harsh, mild, and no stress), on behavioral, physiological, and life-history traits of the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum, Herbst 1797). Beetles exposed to harsh cold stress were less active than a control group: they moved less and failed more frequently to detect a food patch...
June 20, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629794/uncoupling-effect-of-palmitate-is-exacerbated-in-skeletal-muscle-mitochondria-of-sea-acclimatized-king-penguins-aptenodytes-patagonicus
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Benjamin Rey, Claude Duchamp, Damien Roussel
In king penguin juveniles, the environmental transition from a terrestrial to a marine habitat, occurring at fledging, drastically stimulates lipid catabolism and the remodelling of muscle mitochondria to sustain extensive swimming activity and thermoregulation in the cold circumpolar oceans. However, the exact nature of these mechanisms remains only partially resolved. Here we investigated, in vitro, the uncoupling effect of increasing doses of fatty acids in pectoralis muscle intermyofibrillar mitochondria isolated, either from terrestrial never-immersed or experimentally cold water immersed pre-fledging king penguins or from sea-acclimatized fledged penguins...
June 16, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627285/older-military-veteran-care-many-still-believe-they-are-forgotten
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Cathy Young, Patricia L Conard, Myrna L Armstrong, Darlene Lacy
BACKGROUND: Almost 44% of our nation's 23 million men and women veterans are 65 years of age or older. Most are proud of their service, yet many believe their services for our country were forgotten, especially those in combat between 1950 and 1975. PURPOSE: Further information to ultimately assist their holistic well-being will be important for nursing practice as countless older veterans are beginning to obtain more care within civilian facilities. Using the Korean War (1950-1953) as a backdrop to illustrate the interconnectiveness of older veteran physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns that can occur from a military deployment, the major purposes of this article are to provide a brief historical snapshot of that war and discuss prior-era military environmental situations that now are producing the lingering effects from their combat exposure...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625343/short-term-cooling-increases-serum-triglycerides-and-small-high-density-lipoprotein-levels-in-humans
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Geerte Hoeke, Kimberly J Nahon, Leontine E H Bakker, Sabine S C Norkauer, Donna L M Dinnes, Maaike Kockx, Laeticia Lichtenstein, Diana Drettwan, Anne Reifel-Miller, Tamer Coskun, Philipp Pagel, Fred P H T M Romijn, Christa M Cobbaert, Ingrid M Jazet, Laurent O Martinez, Leonard Kritharides, Jimmy F P Berbée, Mariëtte R Boon, Patrick C N Rensen
BACKGROUND: Cold exposure and β3-adrenergic receptor agonism, which both activate brown adipose tissue, markedly influence lipoprotein metabolism by enhancing lipoprotein lipase-mediated catabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and increasing plasma high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels and functionality in mice. However, the effect of short-term cooling on human lipid and lipoprotein metabolism remained largely elusive. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to assess the effect of short-term cooling on the serum lipoprotein profile and HDL functionality in men...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620356/quantifying-biochemical-alterations-in-brown-and-subcutaneous-white-adipose-tissues-of-mice-using-fourier-transform-infrared-widefield-imaging
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Ebrahim Aboualizadeh, Owen T Carmichael, Ping He, Diana C Albarado, Christopher D Morrison, Carol J Hirschmugl
Stimulating increased thermogenic activity in adipose tissue is an important biological target for obesity treatment, and label-free imaging techniques with the potential to quantify stimulation-associated biochemical changes to the adipose tissue are highly sought after. In this study, we used spatially resolved Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) imaging to quantify biochemical changes caused by cold exposure in the brown and subcutaneous white adipose tissues (BAT and s-WAT) of 6 week-old C57BL6 mice exposed to 30°C (N = 5), 24°C (N = 5), and 10°C (N = 5) conditions for 10 days...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618183/effects-of-different-temperature-regimes-on-survival-of-diaphorina-citri-and-its-endosymbiotic-bacterial-communities
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Mubasher Hussain, Komivi Senyo Akutse, Keppanan Ravindran, Yongwen Lin, Bamisope Steve Bamisile, Muhammad Qasim, Chandra Kanta Dash, Liande Wang
The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, is a major pest of citrus and vector of citrus greening (huanglongbing) in Asian. In our field-collected psyllid samples, we discovered that Fuzhou (China) and Faisalabad (Pakistan), populations harbored an obligate primary endosymbiont Candidatus Carsonella (gen. nov.) with a single species, Candidatus Carsonella ruddii (sp. nov.), and a secondary endosymbiont, Wolbachia surface proteins (WSP) which are intracellular endosymbionts residing in the bacteriomes. Responses of these symbionts to different temperatures were examined and their host survival assessed...
June 15, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616176/adaptation-to-fluctuating-environments-in-a-selection-experiment-with-drosophila-melanogaster
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Olga I Kubrak, Sören Nylin, Thomas Flatt, Dick R Nässel, Olof Leimar
A fundamental question in life-history evolution is how organisms cope with fluctuating environments, including variation between stressful and benign conditions. For short-lived organisms, environments commonly vary between generations. Using a novel experimental design, we exposed wild-derived Drosophila melanogaster to three different selection regimes: one where generations alternated between starvation and benign conditions, and starvation was always preceded by early exposure to cold; another where starvation and benign conditions alternated in the same way, but cold shock sometimes preceded starvation and sometimes benign conditions; and a third where conditions were always benign...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615704/the-early-metabolomic-response-of-adipose-tissue-during-acute-cold-exposure-in-mice
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Xiyuan Lu, Ashley Solmonson, Alessia Lodi, Sara M Nowinski, Enrique Sentandreu, Christopher L Riley, Edward M Mills, Stefano Tiziani
To maintain core body temperature in cold conditions, mammals activate a complex multi-organ metabolic response for heat production. White adipose tissue (WAT) primarily functions as an energy reservoir, while brown adipose tissue (BAT) is activated during cold exposure to generate heat from nutrients. Both BAT and WAT undergo specific metabolic changes during acute cold exposure. Here, we use an untargeted metabolomics approach to characterize the initial metabolic response to cold exposure in multiple adipose tissue depots in mice...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615006/brief-temperature-stress-during-reproductive-stages-alters-meiotic-recombination-and-somatic-mutation-rates-in-the-progeny-of-arabidopsis
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Ramswaroop Saini, Amit Kumar Singh, Shanmuhapreya Dhanapal, Thoufeequl Hakeem Saeed, Geoffrey J Hyde, Ramamurthy Baskar
BACKGROUND: Plants exposed to environmental stresses draw upon many genetic and epigenetic strategies, with the former sometimes modulated by the latter. This can help the plant, and its immediate progeny, at least, to better endure the stress. Some evidence has led to proposals that (epi) genetic changes can be both selective and sustainably heritable, while other evidence suggests that changes are effectively stochastic, and important only because they induce genetic variation. One type of stress with an arguably high level of stochasticity in its effects is temperature stress...
June 14, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614293/histone-deacetylase-3-prepares-brown-adipose-tissue-for-acute-thermogenic-challenge
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Matthew J Emmett, Hee-Woong Lim, Jennifer Jager, Hannah J Richter, Marine Adlanmerini, Lindsey C Peed, Erika R Briggs, David J Steger, Tao Ma, Carrie A Sims, Joseph A Baur, Liming Pei, Kyoung-Jae Won, Patrick Seale, Zachary Gerhart-Hines, Mitchell A Lazar
Brown adipose tissue is a thermogenic organ that dissipates chemical energy as heat to protect animals against hypothermia and to counteract metabolic disease. However, the transcriptional mechanisms that determine the thermogenic capacity of brown adipose tissue before environmental cold are unknown. Here we show that histone deacetylase 3 (HDAC3) is required to activate brown adipose tissue enhancers to ensure thermogenic aptitude. Mice with brown adipose tissue-specific genetic ablation of HDAC3 become severely hypothermic and succumb to acute cold exposure...
June 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612838/drinking-water-consumption-patterns-among-adults-sms-as-a-novel-tool-for-collection-of-repeated-self-reported-water-consumption
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Melle Säve-Söderbergh, Jonas Toljander, Irene Mattisson, Agneta Åkesson, Magnus Simonsson
Studies have shown that the average drinking water consumption ranges between 0.075 and 3 L/day for adults with both national and regional differences. For exposure assessment of drinking water hazards, country-specific drinking water consumption data including sources of the consumed water may therefore be warranted. To estimate the amount and source of drinking water consumed among adults in Sweden, we collected self-reported estimates using both traditional methods (telephone interviews, web questionnaire) and a novel method (Short Message Service, SMS questionnaires) in a population from an average sized Swedish municipality...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608837/hochu-ekki-to-treatment-improves-reproductive-and-immune-modulation-in-the-stress-induced-rat-model-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Eunkuk Park, Chun Whan Choi, Soo Jeong Kim, Yong-In Kim, Samkee Sin, Jong-Phil Chu, Jun Young Heo
The traditional herbal medicine, Hochu-ekki-to, has been shown to have preventive effects on viral infection and stress. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical effects of Hochu-ekki-to on two stress-related rat models of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into control and treatment groups, the latter of which were subjected to stress induced by exposure to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) or cold temperatures. After these stress inductions, rats were orally treated with dissolved Hochu-ekki-to once per day for 7 days...
June 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604703/cold-induced-conversion-of-cholesterol-to-bile-acids-in-mice-shapes-the-gut-microbiome-and-promotes-adaptive-thermogenesis
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Anna Worthmann, Clara John, Malte C Rühlemann, Miriam Baguhl, Femke-Anouska Heinsen, Nicola Schaltenberg, Markus Heine, Christian Schlein, Ioannis Evangelakos, Chieko Mineo, Markus Fischer, Maura Dandri, Claus Kremoser, Ludger Scheja, Andre Franke, Philip W Shaul, Joerg Heeren
Adaptive thermogenesis is an energy-demanding process that is mediated by cold-activated beige and brown adipocytes, and it entails increased uptake of carbohydrates, as well as lipoprotein-derived triglycerides and cholesterol, into these thermogenic cells. Here we report that cold exposure in mice triggers a metabolic program that orchestrates lipoprotein processing in brown adipose tissue (BAT) and hepatic conversion of cholesterol to bile acids via the alternative synthesis pathway. This process is dependent on hepatic induction of cytochrome P450, family 7, subfamily b, polypeptide 1 (CYP7B1) and results in increased plasma levels, as well as fecal excretion, of bile acids that is accompanied by distinct changes in gut microbiota and increased heat production...
June 12, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603038/a-cross-species-translational-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-core-body-temperature-reduction-by-the-trpm8-blocker-pf-05105679
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James R Gosset, Kevin Beaumont, Tomomi Matsuura, Wendy Winchester, Neil Attkins, Sophie Glatt, Ian Lightbown, Kristina Ulrich, Sonia Roberts, Jolie Harris, Emir Mesic, Tamara van Steeg, Diana Hijdra, Piet H van der Graaf
PF-05105679 is a moderately potent TRPM8 blocker which has been evaluated for the treatment of cold pain sensitivity. The TRPM8 channel is responsible for the sensation of cold environmental temperatures and has been implicated in regulation of core body temperature. Consequently, blockade of TRPM8 has been suggested to result in lowering of core body temperature. As part of the progression to human studies, the effect of PF-05105679 on core body temperature has been investigated in animals. Safety pharmacology studies showed that PF-05105679 reduced core body temperature in a manner that was inversely related to body weight of the species tested (greater exposure to PF-05105679 was required to lower temperature by 1°C in higher species)...
June 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601756/using-atmospheric-plasma-to-increase-wettability-imbibition-and-germination-of-physically-dormant-seeds-of-mimosa-caesalpiniafolia
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A R M da Silva, M L Farias, D L S da Silva, J O Vitoriano, R C de Sousa, C Alves-Junior
In this study, we analyzed seed wettability as well as imbibition and germination after treatment with atmospheric pressure cold plasma (APCP) using dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) in seeds that have very low germination rates. To aid industrial applications, several seeds were simultaneously treated with plasma within a space between two coaxial glass tubes sandwiched by two metal mesh screens that produced high-voltage pulses at 17.5kV with a frequency of 990Hz. Three treatment times (3min, 9min and 15min) as well as untreated seeds were used to conduct the wettability, imbibition and germination tests...
June 1, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588862/surfer-s-ear
#17
Yumi Okuyama, Akira Baba, Hiroya Ojiri, Tsuneya Nakajima
Exostosis in external auditory canal is common among surfers. Common symptoms are decreased hearing or loss of hearing, ear infection, and/or plugging sensation. Repeated exposure to cold water is a key clinical history to suspect this condition. Based on symptoms and existence of infection, surgical removal of the exostosis is recommended.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587398/diazoxide-protects-rat-vascular-endothelial-cells-against-hypoxia-and-cold-induced-damage
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Lian-Cheng Zhang, Zhao Huang, Pei-Bing Li, Hong-Jing Nie, Bing-Nan Deng, Rui-Feng Duan, Zhong-Hai Xiao, Hui Peng, Hong Feng, Wei Liu
The present study aimed to examine the effects of hypoxia and cold on vascular endothelial cells (VECs), as well as the protective ability of novel VECs-protective drugs against these injuries. A rat model simulating exposure to hypoxia and cold at high altitude environments was established. Based on these animal experiments, rat aortic VECs were established as injury models and exposed to hypoxia and/or adrenaline (ADR) in vitro. The results revealed that hypoxia significantly altered the levels of nitric oxide and vascular endothelial growth factor, while the cold temperature significantly increased the release of ADR and noradrenaline...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585067/modelling-accidental-hypothermia-effects-on-a-human-body-under-different-pathophysiological-conditions
#19
Alberto Coccarelli, Etienne Boileau, Dimitris Parthimos, Perumal Nithiarasu
Accidental exposure to cold water environment is one of the most challenging situations in which hypothermia occurs. In the present work, we aim to characterise the energy balance of a human body subjected to such extreme environmental conditions. This study is carried out using a recently developed computational model and by setting boundary conditions needed to simulate the effect of cold surrounding environment. A major finding is the capacity of the body core regions to maintain their temperature high for a substantial amount of time, even under the most extreme environmental conditions...
June 5, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584260/induction-of-lipogenesis-in-white-fat-during-cold-exposure-in-mice-link-to-lean-phenotype
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P Flachs, K Adamcova, P Zouhar, C Marques, P Janovska, I Viegas, J G Jones, K Bardova, M Svobodova, J Hansikova, O Kuda, M Rossmeisl, U Liisberg, A G Borkowska, K Kristiansen, L Madsen, J Kopecky
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2016.228.
June 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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