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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934021/browning-of-abdominal-aorta-perivascular-adipose-tissue-inhibits-adipose-tissue-inflammation
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Run-Mei Li, Sui-Qing Chen, Ning-Xi Zeng, Shu-Hui Zheng, Li Guan, Hai-Mei Liu, Le-Quan Zhou, Jin-Wen Xu
BACKGROUND: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) can regulate vascular homeostasis by secreting various adipokines. This study investigated the effects of PVAT browning on its endocrine function. METHODS: In the first section of our study, male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into cold exposure (8°C) and 24°C acclimation groups. After cold exposure for 7 days, interscapular brown adipose tissue (iBAT), subcutaneous white adipose tissue, thoracic aortic PVAT, and abdominal aortic PVAT (aPVAT) were harvested for histological and brown marker gene expression analysis...
September 21, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926807/ambient-temperature-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-at-labor-and-delivery-a-case-crossover-study
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Sandie Ha, Kelly Nguyen, Danping Liu, Tuija Männistö, Carrie Nobles, Seth Sherman, Pauline Mendola
BACKGROUND: Extreme ambient temperatures are linked to cardiac events in the general population, but this relationship is unclear among pregnant women. We estimated the associations and attributable risk between ambient temperature and the risk of cardiovascular event at labor/delivery, and investigated whether these associations vary by maternal race/ethnicity. METHODS: We identified 680 women with singleton deliveries affected by cardiovascular events across 12 US sites (2002-2008)...
September 16, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924870/efficacy-of-a-novel-sigma-1-receptor-antagonist-for-oxaliplatin-induced-neuropathy-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-iia-clinical-trial
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Jordi Bruna, Sebastián Videla, Andreas A Argyriou, Roser Velasco, Jesús Villoria, Cristina Santos, Cristina Nadal, Guido Cavaletti, Paola Alberti, Chiara Briani, Haralabos P Kalofonos, Diego Cortinovis, Mariano Sust, Anna Vaqué, Thomas Klein, Carlos Plata-Salamán
This trial assessed the efficacy of MR309 (a novel selective sigma-1 receptor ligand previously developed as E-52862) in ameliorating oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy (oxaipn). A discontinuous regimen of MR309 (400 mg/day, 5 days per cycle) was tested in patients with colorectal cancer receiving FOLFOX in a phase II, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter clinical trial. Outcome measures included changes in 24-week quantitative measures of thermal sensitivity and total neuropathy score...
September 18, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922763/chicory-r2r3-myb-transcription-factors-cimyb5-and-cimyb3-regulate-fructan-1-exohydrolase-expression-in-response-to-abiotic-stress-and-hormonal-cues
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Hongbin Wei, Hongbo Zhao, Tao Su, Anja Bausewein, Steffen Greiner, Karsten Harms, Thomas Rausch
In the biennial Cichorium intybus, inulin-type fructans accumulate in the taproot during the first year. Upon cold or drought exposure, fructans are degraded by fructan exohydrolases, affecting inulin yield and degree of polymerization. While stress-induced expression of 1-FEH genes has been thoroughly explored, the transcriptional network mediating these responses has remained unknown. In this study, several R2R3-MYB transcriptional regulators were analysed for their possible involvement in 1-FEH regulation via transient transactivation of 1-FEH target promoters and for in vivo co-expression with target genes under different stress and hormone treatments...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922715/pm2-5-components-and-outpatient-visits-for-asthma-a-time-stratified-case-crossover-study-in-a-suburban-area
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Chau-Ren Jung, Li-Hao Young, Hui-Tsung Hsu, Ming-Yeng Lin, Yu-Cheng Chen, Bing-Fang Hwang, Perng-Jy Tsai
The effects of fine particles (PM2.5) on asthma have been widely confirmed by epidemiological research studies. However, a limited number of studies have investigated the relationship between exposure to different PM2.5 components and asthma. We characterized the PM2.5 components in a suburban site of central Taiwan and conducted a time-stratified case-crossover study to elaborate the effects of daily concentration of each PM2.5 component on asthma outpatient visits. We retrieved asthma outpatient claims for individuals less than 20 years old with a residential address in the Shalu district, Taiwan, from the National Health Insurance Research Database during 2000-2010...
September 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918275/the-association-between-ambient-temperature-and-the-risk-of-preterm-birth-in-china
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Tongjun Guo, Yuanyuan Wang, Hongguang Zhang, Ya Zhang, Jun Zhao, Yan Wang, Xiaoxu Xie, Long Wang, Qian Zhang, Dujia Liu, Yuan He, Ying Yang, Jihong Xu, Zuoqi Peng, Xu Ma
BACKGROUND: With the gradual increase of global warming, the impact of extreme temperatures on health has become a focus of attention, however, its relationship with preterm birth remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between exposure to extreme temperatures and preterm birth. METHODS: Temperature exposures and birth outcomes of 1,020,471 pregnant women from 132 cities in China were investigated. The pregnancy process was divided into different pregnancy periods...
September 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917169/short-term-associations-of-ambient-air-pollution-and-cause-specific-emergency-department-visits-in-guangzhou-china
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Pi Guo, Wenru Feng, Murui Zheng, Jiayun Lv, Li Wang, Ju Liu, Yanhong Zhang, Gangfeng Luo, Yanting Zhang, Changyu Deng, Tongxing Shi, Pengda Liu, Lin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Evidence of association of ambient air pollution with cause-specific emergency department visits in China is still limited. This study aimed to investigate short-term associations between exposures to air pollutants and daily cause-specific emergency department visits using a large-scale multicenter database involving a total of 65 sentinel hospitals in Guangzhou, the most densely-populated city in south China, during 2013-2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We obtained data on 162,771 emergency department visits from 65 hospitals from the Emergency Medical Command Center in Guangzhou between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015...
September 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915789/rapid-transcriptional-and-metabolic-regulation-of-the-deacclimation-process-in-cold-acclimated-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Majken Pagter, Jessica Alpers, Alexander Erban, Joachim Kopka, Ellen Zuther, Dirk K Hincha
BACKGROUND: During low temperature exposure, temperate plant species increase their freezing tolerance in a process termed cold acclimation. This is accompanied by dampened oscillations of circadian clock genes and disrupted oscillations of output genes and metabolites. During deacclimation in response to warm temperatures, cold acclimated plants lose freezing tolerance and resume growth and development. While considerable effort has been directed toward understanding the molecular and metabolic basis of cold acclimation, much less information is available about the regulation of deacclimation...
September 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912362/sympathetic-function-during-whole-body-cooling-is-altered-in-hypertensive-adults
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Jody L Greaney, W Larry Kenney, Lacy M Alexander
During moderate cold exposure, cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality increase disproportionately in hypertensive adults (HTN); however, the mechanisms underlying this association are not well defined. We hypothesized that whole-body cold stress would evoke exaggerated increases in blood pressure (BP) and muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) in HTN compared to normotensive adults (NTN) and that sympathetic baroreflex function would be altered during cooling in HTN. MSNA (peroneal microneurography) and beat-to-beat BP (Finometer) were measured continuously in 10 NTN (6M/4W; age 53±3 yrs; resting BP 125±3/79±1 mmHg) and 13 HTN (7M/6W; age 58±2 yrs; resting BP 146±5/88±2 mmHg) during whole-body cooling-induced reductions in mean skin temperature (Tsk; water-perfused suit) from 34...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910464/unwrapping-a-first-aid-tourniquet-from-its-plastic-wrapper-with-and-without-gloves-worn-a-preliminary-study
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John F Kragh, James K Aden, Connor D Lambert, Virgil K Moore, Michael A Dubick
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to gather data about unwrapping a packaged limb tourniquet from its plastic wrapper while wearing different types of gloves. Because already unwrapped tourniquets require no time to unwrap, unwrapping data may provide insights into the issue of having tourniquets unwrapped when stowed in a first aid kit of a Serviceperson at war. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a laboratory setting, 36 tests of nine glove groups were performed in which four people, gloved and ungloved, unwrapped tourniquets...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900303/exploring-priming-responses-involved-in-peach-fruit-acclimation-to-cold-stress
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Georgia Tanou, Ioannis S Minas, Federico Scossa, Maya Belghazi, Aliki Xanthopoulou, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Panagiotis Madesis, Alisdair Fernie, Athanassios Molassiotis
Cold storage of fruit may induce the physiological disorder chilling injury (CI); however, the molecular basis of CI development remains largely unexplored. Simulated conditions of CI priming and suppression provided an interesting experimental system to study cold response in fruit. Peaches (cv. June Gold) at the commercial harvest (CH) or tree-ripe (TR) stages were immediately exposed to cold treatment (40 d, 0 °C) and an additional group of CH fruits were pre-conditioned 48 h at 20 °C prior to low-temperature exposure (pre-conditioning, PC)...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891869/chronic-exposure-to-insufficient-sleep-alters-processes-of-pain-habituation-and-sensitization
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Norah S Simpson, Jennifer Scott-Sutherland, Shiva Gautam, Navil Sethna, Monika Haack
Chronic pain conditions are highly co-morbid with insufficient sleep. While the mechanistic relationships between the two are not understood, chronic insufficient sleep may be one pathway through which central pain-modulatory circuits deteriorate, thereby contributing to chronic pain vulnerability over time. To test this hypothesis, an in-laboratory model of three weeks of restricted sleep with limited recovery (five nights of 4-hour sleep/night followed by two nights of 8-hour sleep/night) was compared to three weeks of 8-hour sleep/night (control protocol)...
September 1, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883799/rem-sleep-and-endothermy-potential-sites-and-mechanism-of-a-reciprocal-interference
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Matteo Cerri, Marco Luppi, Domenico Tupone, Giovanni Zamboni, Roberto Amici
Numerous data show a reciprocal interaction between REM sleep and thermoregulation. During REM sleep, the function of thermoregulation appears to be impaired; from the other hand, the tonic activation of thermogenesis, such as during cold exposure, suppresses REM sleep occurrence. Recently, both the central neural network controlling REM sleep and the central neural network controlling thermoregulation have been progressively unraveled. Thermoregulation was shown to be controlled by a central "core" circuit, responsible for the maintenance of body temperature, modulated by a set of accessory areas...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882792/hypothermal-stress-induced-differential-expression-profiles-of-the-immune-response-gene-warm-temperature-acclimation-associated-65-kda-protein-wap65-in-the-liver-of-fresh-water-and-seawater-milkfish-chanos-chanos
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Chia-Hao Chang, Jing-Yun Lin, Wan-Yu Lo, Tsung-Han Lee
The milkfish (Chanos chanos), an important aquaculture species, is intolerant to cold environments. Temperature fluctuations in the environment affect the physiological response, behavior, and survival rate of the fish. The warm-temperature-acclimation associated 65-kDa protein (Wap65) of teleosts was identified after heat shock treatment and has two isoforms. Both the isoforms were involved in the induction of immune responses in fish. They showed high degree of sequence conservation with the mammalian hemopexin and had high affinity for heme, which helped in the neutralization of free-heme and its transport to the liver...
September 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879502/role-of-macrophages-in-depot-dependent-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue
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Ken Machida, Yuko Okamatsu-Ogura, Woongchul Shin, Shinya Matsuoka, Ayumi Tsubota, Kazuhiro Kimura
Sympathetic stimulation induces beige adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT), known as browning of WAT. In this study, exposure of mice to cold ambient temperature (10 °C) for 24 h induced the mRNA expression of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1), a marker for beige adipocytes, in inguinal WAT, but not in perigonadal WAT. Thus, we examined the role of macrophages in depot-dependent WAT browning in mice. Flowcytometric analysis showed that total number of macrophages was higher in perigonadal WAT than in inguinal WAT...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879055/working-in-cold-environment-and-risk-of-developing-rheumatoid-arthritis-results-from-the-swedish-eira-case-control-study
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Pingling Zeng, Camilla Bengtsson, Lars Klareskog, Lars Alfredsson
OBJECTIVES: To investigate (1) whether working in cold environment (WCE) is associated with an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (overall), anticitrullinated protein antibody (ACPA)-positive RA and ACPA-negative RA and (2) whether WCE interacts with occupational physical workload in conferring RA risk. METHODS: Data from the Swedish population-based case-control study Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis involving 3659 incident cases and 5925 controls were analysed...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877454/a-stat6-pten-axis-links-regulatory-t-cells-with-adipose-tissue-function
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Stefanie Kälin, Maike Becker, Verena B Ott, Isabelle Serr, Fabian Hosp, Mohammad M H Mollah, Susanne Keipert, Daniel Lamp, Francoise Rohner-Jeanrenaud, Victoria K Flynn, Martin G Scherm, Lucas F R Nascimento, Katharina Gerlach, Vanessa Popp, Sarah Dietzen, Tobias Bopp, Purna Krishnamurthy, Mark H Kaplan, Manuel Serrano, Stephen C Woods, Philipp Tripal, Ralf Palmisano, Martin Jastroch, Matthias Blüher, Christian Wolfrum, Benno Weigmann, Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Matthias Mann, Matthias H Tschöp, Carolin Daniel
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with metabolic defects and adipose tissue inflammation. Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) control tissue homeostasis by counteracting local inflammation. However, if and how T cells interlink environmental influences with adipocyte function remains unknown. Here, we report that enhancing sympathetic tone by cold exposure, beta3-adrenergic receptor (ADRB3) stimulation or a short-term high-calorie diet enhances Treg induction in vitro and in vivo. CD4(+) T cell proteomes revealed higher expression of Foxp3 regulatory networks in response to cold or ADRB3 stimulation in vivo reflecting Treg induction...
September 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874709/differences-between-the-most-used-equations-in-bat-human-studies-to-estimate-parameters-of-skin-temperature-in-young-lean-men
#18
Borja Martinez-Tellez, Guillermo Sanchez-Delgado, Francisco M Acosta, Juan M A Alcantara, Mariëtte R Boon, Patrick C N Rensen, Jonatan R Ruiz
Cold exposure is necessary to activate human brown adipose tissue (BAT), resulting in heat production. Skin temperature is an indirect measure to monitor the body's reaction to cold. The aim of this research was to study whether the most used equations to estimate parameters of skin temperature in BAT-human studies measure the same values of temperature in young lean men (n = 11: 23.4 ± 0.5 years, fat mass: 19.9 ± 1.2%). Skin temperature was measured with 26 ibuttons at 1-minute intervals in warm and cold room conditions...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871134/high-fat-diet-increases-pain-behaviors-in-rats-with-or-without-obesity
#19
Zongbin Song, Wenrui Xie, Sisi Chen, Judith A Strong, Mason S Print, Joy I Wang, Aleeya F Shareef, Yvonne M Ulrich-Lai, Jun-Ming Zhang
Obesity is associated with increased risk for chronic pain. Basic mechanisms for this association are poorly understood. Using a milder version of a radicular pain model, local inflammation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), we observed marked increases in mechanical and cold allodynia in rats of both sexes that were maintained on a high-fat diet (HFD) for 6 weeks prior to DRG inflammation. Notably, this increase in pain-related behaviors occurred in both Long-Evans and Sprague-Dawley rats despite the fact that the 6-week HFD exposure induced obesity (e...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869113/cold-induced-retrotransposition-of-fish-lines
#20
Shue Chen, Mengchao Yu, Xu Chu, Wenhao Li, Xiujuan Yin, Liangbiao Chen
Classes of retrotransposons constitute a large portion of metazoan genome. There have been cases reported that genomic abundance of retrotransposons is correlated with the severity of low environmental temperatures. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying such correlation are unknown. We show here by cell transfection assays that retrotransposition (RTP) of a long interspersed nuclear element (LINE) from an Antarctic notothenioid fish Dissostichus mawsoni (dmL1) could be activated by low temperature exposure, causing increased dmL1 copies in the host cell genome...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
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