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Ahmad Salimi, Mehryar Habibi Roudkenar, Leila Sadeghi, Alireza Mohseni, Enayatollah Seydi, Nahal Pirahmadi, Jalal Pourahmad
The present study investigates the in vitro and in vivo effect of acacetin (4'-methoxy-5,7-dihydroxyflavone) on chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) B-lymphocytes and mitochondria. CLL B-lymphocytes and healthy B-lymphocytes were obtained from CLL patients and healthy donors, respectively. Mitochondria were isolated from B-lymphocytes of both groups. Xenografts in severe combined immune deficient mice were used to examine the toxicity and anti CLL activity of acacetin. We evaluated and compared the mechanism of action of acacetin on CLL and healthy B-lymphocytes and their mitochondria...
October 25, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
Zuolei Chen, Donat R Spahn, Xuewei Zhang, Yingzhi Liu, Haichen Chu, Zhongkai Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the implications of protein kinase C-epsilon (PKCε), Extracellular Signal-regulated Kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) in myocardial protection induced by morphine postconditioning (MpostC). METHODS: The isolated rat hearts were randomly assigned into one of eight groups. Hearts in time control (TC) group were constantly perfused for 105min. Hearts in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) group were subjected to 45 min of ischemia followed by 1 h of reperfusion...
October 24, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Gauthier Desuter, Sylvie Henrard, Julie T Van Lith-Bijl, Avigaëlle Amory, Thierry Duprez, Peter Paul van Benthem, Elisabeth Sjögren
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine whether the shape of the thyroid cartilage and gender influence voice outcomes after a Montgomery thyroplasty implant system (MTIS). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on 20 consecutive patients who underwent MTIS. Voice outcome variables were the relative decrease in Voice Handicap Index (%) and the absolute increase in maximum phonation time (MPT) (in seconds). Material variables were the angle between the thyroid cartilage laminae (α-angle), the size of the prosthesis, and a combination of both (the α-ratio)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Bożena Kosztyła-Hojna, Anna Kraszewska, Anna Łobaczuk-Sitnik, Diana Moskal, Dawid Falkowski, Jolanta Biszewska, Greta Berger
: Paralytic dysphonia is the most serious neurogenic pathology of voice quality. An important issue is to identify methods which support routine treatment. AIM: The aim of the study is to assess voice quality after electrostimulation (ES) therapy in patients with paralytic dysphonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The group consisted of 40 patients diagnosed at the Department of Clinical Phonoaudiology and Logopedics and then treated at the Phoniatric Outpatient Clinic of the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland in years 2013-2015...
July 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Fang Ye, Xiaoyi Li, Fen Li, Jianxin Li, Wei Chang, Jing Yuan, Jun Chen
Mitochondria play a key role in the process of lead (Pb)-induced impairment in nervous system. To further clarify the underlying mechanism of Pb neurotoxicity, this study was designed to investigate the role of mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) and cyclophilin D (CyPD), a component of MPT pore (MPTP), in Pb-induced mitochondrial apoptosis in nerve cells. In SH-SY5Y and PC12 cells, Cyclosporin A (CSA), a special inhibitor of CyPD, could alleviate cell death, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) leakage and adenosine 5 triphosphate (ATP) decrease caused by PbAc...
October 7, 2016: Neurotoxicology
Mohamad Bayat, Mahsa Shariati, Vahid Rakhshan, Mohsen Abbasi, Ali Fateh, Farhad Sobouti, Zeinab Davoudmanesh
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies on risk factors of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are highly controversial and mostly identifying a few cephalometric risk factors. METHODS: OSA diagnosis was made according to the patients' apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Included were 74 OSA patients (AHI > 10) and 52 control subjects (AHI ≤ 10 + free of other OSA symptoms). In both groups, 18 cephalometric parameters were traced (SNA, SNB, ANB, the soft palate's length (PNS-P), inferior airway space, the distance from the mandibular plane to the hyoid (MP-H), lengths of mandible (Go-Gn) and maxilla (PNS-ANS), vertical height of airway (VAL), vertical height of the posterior maxilla (S-PNS), superior posterior airway space (SPAS), middle airway space, distances from hyoid to third cervical vertebra and retrognathion (HH1), C3 (C3H), and RGN (HRGN), the maximum thickness of soft palate (MPT), tongue length (TGL), and the maximum height of tongue)...
October 8, 2016: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Margaret Freede, A Renee Leasure, Howard M Proskin, Daniel Hatch, Karethy Edwards, MaryAnn Pascucci, Patsy R Smith
This study tested the primary hypothesis that there is a correlation of maximum pain threshold (MPT) in the esophagus and rectum in persons with functional heartburn. Secondary aims evaluated correlations with initial perception threshold (IPT) and pain threshold (PT). This study explored objective sensory endpoints of IPT, PT, and MPT in the esophagus and rectum of 14 females with functional heartburn to determine whether visceral hypersensitivity is generalized or organ-specific. Data on volume and pressure measurements at IPT, PT, and MPT with esophageal and rectal barostat distention were collected...
September 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
Venkata Ramana Malipeddi, Rajendra Awasthi, Daniela Dal Molim Ghisleni, Marina de Souza Braga, Irene Satiko Kikuchi, Terezinha de Jesus Andreoli Pinto, Kamal Dua
The present study aimed to develop matrix-type transdermal drug delivery system (TDDS) of metoprolol tartrate using polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). The transdermal films were evaluated for physical parameters, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analysis (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), in vitro drug release, in vitro skin permeability, skin irritation test and stability studies. The films were found to be tough, non-sticky, easily moldable and possess good tensile strength...
September 27, 2016: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
Tommi Sliiden, Sara Beck, Ian MacDonald
OBJECTIVES: Breathing strategies for athletic dancing are quite different from those needed for legato singing. This study considers the respiration data recorded by a telemetric heart rate monitor, mask, and gas analyzer collected from 20 musical theater professionals performing set tasks. METHODS: Scores were taken of maximum phonation time (MPT), relative oxygen uptake, and heart rate immediately after three tasks: (1) singing only, (2) dancing only, and (3) singing while dancing...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Young-Ho Choi, Katrin Hinrichs
There is a clinical demand for cryopreservation of both in vivo-recovered and in vitro-produced (IVP) equine embryos. We previously reported successful vitrification of expanded equine blastocysts in fine-diameter microloader pipette tips (MPTs) after blastocoel collapse, in a research setting. Here, we report the results of clinical application of the MPT vitrification technique for both in vivo-recovered and IVP blastocysts. In vivo-recovered blastocysts were obtained by referring veterinarians on Days 6 to 8 after ovulation, and shipped 1 to 10 hours to the laboratory before vitrification...
August 13, 2016: Theriogenology
Fa-Ya Liang, Xiao-Ming Huang, Liang Chen, Yu-Zhang Huang, Xue-Yuan Zhang, Jin-Hui Su, Ya-Jing Wang, Jin-Shan Yang, Yi-Qing Zheng, Xiang-Sheng Mei, Zhong Guan
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of voice therapy (VT) and analyze the vocal aerodynamic characteristics in mutational falsetto (MF) patients. METHODS: From October 2010 through May 2014, 26 patients with MF at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital were studied retrospectively. Vocal assessment, including the 10-item Voice Handicap Index (VHI-10), fundamental frequency (F0), and vocal aerodynamic parameters (subglottic pressure [SGP]), aerodynamic power [AP], mean expiratory airflow, and maximum phonation time [MPT]), was proceeded before and after VT...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Rob A B Oostendorp, Hans Elvers, Emilia Mikolajewska, Nathalie Roussel, Emiel van Trijffel, Han Samwel, Jo Nijs, William Duquet
OBJECTIVES: The term 'cephalalgiaphobia' was introduced in the mid-1980s and defined as fear of migraine (attacks). We hypothesized that a specific subtype of cephalalgiaphobia affects patients with cervicogenic headache (CEH). This study aimed to: (1) define the term 'cervico-cephalalgiaphobia'; (2) develop a set of indicators for phobia relevant to patients with CEH; and (3) apply this set to a practice test in order to estimate the frequency of cervico-cephalalgiaphobia in the Dutch primary care practice of manual physical therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Robert A Jones, Tyler J Robinson, Jeff C Liu, Mariusz Shrestha, Veronique Voisin, YoungJun Ju, Philip E D Chung, Giovanna Pellecchia, Victoria L Fell, SooIn Bae, Lakshmi Muthuswamy, Alessandro Datti, Sean E Egan, Zhe Jiang, Gustavo Leone, Gary D Bader, Aaron Schimmer, Eldad Zacksenhaus
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) includes basal-like and claudin-low subtypes for which no specific treatment is currently available. Although the retinoblastoma tumor-suppressor gene (RB1) is frequently lost together with TP53 in TNBC, it is not directly targetable. There is thus great interest in identifying vulnerabilities downstream of RB1 that can be therapeutically exploited. Here, we determined that combined inactivation of murine Rb and p53 in diverse mammary epithelial cells induced claudin-low-like TNBC with Met, Birc2/3-Mmp13-Yap1, and Pvt1-Myc amplifications...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Adrienne L King, Sudheer K Mantena, Kelly K Andringa, Telisha Millender-Swain, Kimberly J Dunham-Snary, Claudia R Oliva, Corinne E Griguer, Shannon M Bailey
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction and bioenergetic stress play an important role in the etiology of alcoholic liver disease. Previous studies from our laboratory show that the primary methyl donor S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) minimizes alcohol-induced disruptions in several mitochondrial functions in the liver. Herein, we expand on these earlier observations to determine whether the beneficial actions of SAM against alcohol toxicity extend to changes in the responsiveness of mitochondrial respiration to inhibition by nitric oxide (NO), induction of the mitochondrial permeability transition (MPT) pore, and the hypoxic state of the liver...
August 17, 2016: Redox Biology
Tuyet Thi Nguyen, Xianglan Quan, Shanhua Xu, Ranjan Das, Seung-Kuy Cha, In Deok Kong, Minho Shong, Claes B Wollheim, Kyu-Sang Park
Elevated plasma levels of inorganic phosphate (Pi) are harmful, causing, among other complications, vascular calcification and defective insulin secretion. The underlying molecular mechanisms of these complications remain poorly understood. We demonstrated the role of Pi transport across the plasmalemma on Pi toxicity in INS-1E rat clonal β cells and rat pancreatic islet cells. Type III sodium-phosphate cotransporters (NaPi) are the predominant Pi transporters expressed in insulin-secreting cells. Transcript and protein levels of PiT-1 and -2, isotypes of type III NaPi, were up-regulated by high Pi incubation...
August 26, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Mahshid Aghajanzadeh, Akbar Darouie, Payman Dabirmoghaddam, Abolfazl Salehi, Mehdi Rahgozar
OBJECTIVES: Aerodynamic evaluations can provide useful information about the interaction between the respiratory and the phonation systems. The present study was conducted to investigate the relationship of maximum phonation time (MPT), vital capacity (VC), and phonation quotient (PQ) with perceptual evaluation in different types of dysphonia. The relationship between these parameters and the type of dysphonia was also examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study participants consisted of 300 individuals with different types of dysphonia (104 women and 196 men) and 100 healthy samples (63 women and 37 men)...
August 16, 2016: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Sue Zann Lim, Sathiyamoorthy Selvarajan, Aye Aye Thike, Nur Diyana Binte Md Nasir, Benita Kiat Tee Tan, Kong Wee Ong, Puay Hoon Tan
We aimed to compare the clinicopathological features, treatment strategies and clinical outcomes of breast sarcomas (BS) and malignant phyllodes tumours (MPT), and determine their prognostic factors. Cases of BS and MPT diagnosed at the Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital from January 1991 to December 2014 were derived from department files. Clinicopathological features, treatment strategies and survivals of patients with BS and MPT were compared. Prognostic indicators for BS and MPT were identified...
September 2016: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Zhiqiang Zhu, Tao Jiang, Xiaohong Xiong, Wei Zou
RATIONALE: The microwave plasma torch (MPT) is a low power-consumption and easily operated plasma generator. As an ambient ion source, the MPT can be coupled with various mass spectrometers and applied in real-time analysis of metal elements in water for the demands of environmental control and water quality inspection. METHODS: We constructed a quadrupole mass spectrometer with an MPT as the ion source to detect directly trace levels of lead and cadmium in water...
August 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Mohammad Waseem, Heena Tabassum, Suhel Parvez
There is increasing recognition of the magnitude of mitochondria in neurodegenerative disorders. Mitochondria play a key role in apoptotic and necrotic cell death. Melatonin (Mel), an indoleamine produced in several organs including the pineal gland has been known for its neuroprotective actions. In our study, we have investigated whether the mitochondrial ATP sensitive potassium (mtKATP) channel blocker 5-hydroxydecanoate (5-HD) and calcium (Ca(2+)) affects permeability transition pore (PTP) alterations in isolated brain mitochondria treated with melatonin (Mel) and cyclosporin A (CsA)...
August 14, 2016: Mitochondrion
Ivan Lebedev, Alice Nemajerova, Zachariah H Foda, Maja Kornaj, Michael Tong, Ute M Moll, Markus A Seeliger
Tissue necrosis as a consequence of ischemia-reperfusion injury and oxidative damage is a leading cause of permanent disability and death worldwide. The complete mechanism by which cells undergo necrosis upon oxidative stress is not understood. In response to an oxidative insult, wild-type p53 has been implicated as a central regulatory component of the mitochondrial permeability transition (mPT), triggering necrosis. This process is associated with cellular stabilization and translocation of p53 into the mitochondrial matrix...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
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