keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

visual pharmacology

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051534/surface-marker-profiling-of-sh-sy5y-cells-enables-small-molecule-screens-identifying-bmp4-as-a-modulator-of-neuroblastoma-differentiation
#1
Fraua Christina Ferlemann, Vishal Menon, Alexandra Larisa Condurat, Jochen Rößler, Jan Pruszak
Neuroblastoma is the most common extra-cranial solid tumor in children. Its broad spectrum of clinical outcomes reflects the underlying inherent cellular heterogeneity. As current treatments often do not lead to tumor eradication, there is a need to better define therapy-resistant neuroblastoma and to identify new modulatory molecules. To this end, we performed the first comprehensive flow cytometric characterization of surface molecule expression in neuroblastoma cell lines. Exploiting an established clustering algorithm (SPADE) for unbiased visualization of cellular subsets, we conducted a multiwell screen for small molecule modulators of neuroblastoma phenotype...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050394/cortical-neurons-and-networks-are-dormant-but-fully-responsive-during-isoelectric-brain-state
#2
Tristan Altwegg-Boussac, Adrien E Schramm, Jimena Ballestero, Fanny Grosselin, Mario Chavez, Sarah Lecas, Michel Baulac, Lionel Naccache, Sophie Demeret, Vincent Navarro, Séverine Mahon, Stéphane Charpier
A continuous isoelectric electroencephalogram reflects an interruption of endogenously-generated activity in cortical networks and systematically results in a complete dissolution of conscious processes. This electro-cerebral inactivity occurs during various brain disorders, including hypothermia, drug intoxication, long-lasting anoxia and brain trauma. It can also be induced in a therapeutic context, following the administration of high doses of barbiturate-derived compounds, to interrupt a hyper-refractory status epilepticus...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048427/hdac6-inhibition-by-tubastatin-a-is-protective-against-oxidative-stress-in-a-photoreceptor-cell-line-and-restores-visual-function-in-a-zebrafish-model-of-inherited-blindness
#3
Janina Leyk, Conor Daly, Ulrike Janssen-Bienhold, Breandán N Kennedy, Christiane Richter-Landsberg
Retinal diseases, such as hereditary retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, are characterized by the progressive loss of photoreceptors. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is considered as a stress surveillance factor and a potential target for neuroprotection and regeneration. Overexpression of HDAC6 has been connected to neurodegenerative disorders, and its suppression may provide protection. Here we show that HDAC6 is constitutively present in the mouse retina, and in the cone-like mouse cell line 661W...
August 31, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047331/-i-can-t-bend-it-and-it-hurts-like-mad-direct-observation-of-gout-consultations-in-routine-primary-health-care
#4
Anthony Dowell, Caroline Morris, Lindsay Macdonald, Maria Stubbe
BACKGROUND: Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and is associated with considerable co-morbidity. It is usually managed in the primary care setting with a combination of lifestyle modification and pharmacological therapy. This study describes patterns of communication about gout observed in interactions between patients and primary care practitioners during routine consultations. METHODS: Secondary analysis of video-recordings of individual healthcare consultations between patients and a range of primary care practitioners (including general practitioners, practice nurses, podiatrists and dietitians) from an archived database...
October 18, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045395/single-molecule-imaging-reveals-receptor-g-protein-interactions-at-cell-surface-hot-spots
#5
Titiwat Sungkaworn, Marie-Lise Jobin, Krzysztof Burnecki, Aleksander Weron, Martin J Lohse, Davide Calebiro
G-protein-coupled receptors mediate the biological effects of many hormones and neurotransmitters and are important pharmacological targets. They transmit their signals to the cell interior by interacting with G proteins. However, it is unclear how receptors and G proteins meet, interact and couple. Here we analyse the concerted motion of G-protein-coupled receptors and G proteins on the plasma membrane and provide a quantitative model that reveals the key factors that underlie the high spatiotemporal complexity of their interactions...
October 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042326/the-molecular-and-cellular-basis-of-rhodopsin-retinitis-pigmentosa-reveals-potential-strategies-for-therapy
#6
REVIEW
Dimitra Athanasiou, Monica Aguila, James Bellingham, Wenwen Li, Caroline McCulley, Philip J Reeves, Michael E Cheetham
Inherited mutations in the rod visual pigment, rhodopsin, cause the degenerative blinding condition, retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Over 150 different mutations in rhodopsin have been identified and, collectively, they are the most common cause of autosomal dominant RP (adRP). Mutations in rhodopsin are also associated with dominant congenital stationary night blindness (adCSNB) and, less frequently, recessive RP (arRP). Recessive RP is usually associated with loss of rhodopsin function, whereas the dominant conditions are a consequence of gain of function and/or dominant negative activity...
October 14, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038003/hemin-supports-the-survival-of-photoreceptors-injured-by-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-the-contributory-role-of-neuroglobin-in-photoreceptor-degeneration
#7
Ye Tao, Zhao Ma, Bei Liu, Wei Fang, Limin Qin, Yi Fei Huang, Lu Wang, Yanling Gao
Retina is a critical component of the central nerve system that is responsible for the conversion of light stimulus into electrical spikes. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) comprises a heterogeneous group of inherited retinal dystrophies leading to blindness. We examined retinal neuroglobin (Ngb) expression in a pharmacologically induced RP animal model, the N-Methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) administered mice. The retinal Ngb expression in MNU administered mice attenuated following a time dependent manner, suggesting Ngb was involved in the photoreceptor degeneration...
October 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035535/report-and-application-of-a-tool-compound-dataset
#8
Kyle V Butler, Ian A MacDonald, Nathaniel A Hathaway, Jian Jin
Small molecule tool compounds have enabled profound advances in life science research. These chemicals are potent, cell active, and selective, and thus, are suitable for interrogating biological processes. For these chemicals to be useful they must be correctly characterized and researchers must be aware of them. We mined the ChEMBL bioactivity database to identify high quality tool compounds in an unbiased way. We identified 407 best-in-class compounds for 278 protein targets, and these are reported in an annotated dataset...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034273/comparison-of-the-effects-of-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-and-low-level-laser-therapy-on-drug-resistant-temporomandibular-disorders
#9
Fahimeh Rezazadeh, Khadijeh Hajian, Shoaleh Shahidi, Soraya Piroozi
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a clinical term used for clinical signs and symptoms that affect the temporomandibular joints, masticatory muscles, and associated structures. Surgical and non-surgical treatments can be used for management of TMD. Non-surgical route is the main part of the treatment, since clinicians prefer non-aggressive treatment for TMD such as pharmacological and physical therapy. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) are the main procedures in physical therapy...
September 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031852/inhibition-of-cdk5-rejuvenates-inhibitory-circuits-and-restores-experience-dependent-plasticity-in-adult-visual-cortex
#10
Yue Li, Laijian Wang, Xinxin Zhang, Mengyao Huang, Sitong Li, Xinxing Wang, Lin Chen, Bin Jiang, Yupeng Yang
Cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (Cdk5) acts as an essential modulator for neural development and neurological disorders. Here we show that Cdk5 plays a pivotal role in modulating GABAergic signaling and the maturation of visual system. In adult mouse primary visual cortex, Cdk5 formed complex with the GABA synthetic enzyme glutamate decarboxylase GAD67, but not with GAD65. In addition to enhancement in the surface level of NR2B-containing NMDA receptors, inhibition of Cdk5 reduced the protein levels of GADs and Otx2, while leaving intact the expression of vesicular GABA transporter and subunits of GABAA or AMPA receptors...
October 12, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026591/irritable-bowel-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management-a-simplified-algorithm-for-clinical-practice
#11
REVIEW
Paul Moayyedi, Fermín Mearin, Fernando Azpiroz, Viola Andresen, Giovanni Barbara, Maura Corsetti, Anton Emmanuel, A Pali S Hungin, Peter Layer, Vincenzo Stanghellini, Peter Whorwell, Frank Zerbib, Jan Tack
BACKGROUND: Effective management of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, can be challenging for physicians because of the lack of simple diagnostic tests and the wide variety of treatment approaches available. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to outline a simple algorithm for day-to-day clinical practice to help physicians navigate key stages to reaching a positive IBS diagnosis and guidance on how to prioritise the use of specific management strategies...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018759/pharmacological-therapy-for-amblyopia
#12
REVIEW
Anupam Singh, Ritu Nagpal, Sanjeev Kumar Mittal, Chirag Bahuguna, Prashant Kumar
Amblyopia is the most common cause of preventable blindness in children and young adults. Most of the amblyopic visual loss is reversible if detected and treated at appropriate time. It affects 1.0 to 5.0% of the general population. Various treatment modalities have been tried like refractive correction, patching (both full time and part time), penalization and pharmacological therapy. Refractive correction alone improves visual acuity in one third of patients with anisometropic amblyopia. Various drugs have also been tried of which carbidopa & levodopa have been popular...
April 2017: Taiwan Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986873/glun2b-subunit-labeling-with-fluorescent-probes-and-high-resolution-live-imaging
#13
Cécile Perrio, Olivier Nicole, Alain Buisson
Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy (LSCM) imaging using an appropriate fluorescent probe enables the visualization of a molecular target with high resolution, and represents a method of choice for studying expression, subcellular location, and trafficking of receptors in living cells. The chemical, physical, and pharmacological properties of the probe remain essential. Here, we describe (1) the preparation of a specific probe for NMDAR GluN2B receptor by conjugation of fluorescein to an ifenprodil-based ligand, (2) an in vitro functional assay by calcium imaging for GluN2B binding and inhibition evaluation of the probe, and (3) the labeling and confocal imaging of GluN2B in DS-red labeled living cortical neurons...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985751/assessment-of-the-kinesiotherapy-s-efficacy-in-male-athletes-with-calcaneal-apophysitis
#14
Ersin Kuyucu, Barış Gülenç, Hüseyin Biçer, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. METHODS: This prospective randomized controlled study included 22 patients with calcaneal apophysitis aged 8 to 16 years presenting with heel pain among junior athletes of a professional football club. The patients were randomly grouped into two groups, with one group receiving sham tape only and the other kinesio tape...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984749/intravitreal-injection-of-air-for-the-treatment-of-vitreomacular-traction
#15
Vito Primavera, Luciana Agea, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Teresa Centoducati, Giovanni Alessio, Giuseppe Querques
PURPOSE: To study the efficacy of a single intravitreal injection of air as a valuable alternative to current treatment options (conservative, pharmacological, and surgical) in patients with symptomatic, focal vitreomacular traction. METHODS: Interventional, nonrandomized clinical study including a consecutive series of patients who underwent a single injection of 0.3 mL of air for vitreomacular traction. Each patient underwent best-corrected visual acuity, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography before and after the procedure...
October 3, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983279/tinnitus-treatment-with-oxytocin-a-pilot-study
#16
Andreia Aparecida Azevedo, Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo, Ana Belen Elgoyhen, Berthold Langguth, Norma De Oliveira Penido, Winfried Schlee
INTRODUCTION: Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external stimulus. It is a frequent condition for which there is as yet no pharmacological treatment approved. Auditory and non-auditory pathways are involved in tinnitus' pathophysiology. Oxytocin is a neurohormone and eventual neurotransmitter that plays a complex role in social cognition and behavior. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the potential of oxytocin as a tinnitus treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Two studies were performed...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978766/trpc5-is-required-for-the-no-dependent-increase-in-dendritic-ca-2-and-gaba-release-from-chick-retinal-amacrine-cells
#17
John Wesley Maddox, Nikka Khorsandi, Evanna L Gleason
GABAergic signaling from amacrine cells (ACs) is a fundamental aspect of visual signal processing in the inner retina. We have previously shown that nitric oxide (NO) can elicit release of GABA independently from activation of voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels in cultured retinal ACs. This voltage-independent quantal GABA release relies on a Ca(2+) influx mechanism with pharmacological characteristics consistent with the involvement of transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) channels TRPC4 and/or TRPC5. To determine the identity of these channels, we evaluate the ability of NO to elevate dendritic Ca(2+) and to stimulate GABA release from cultured ACs under conditions known to alter the function of TRPC4 and 5...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978645/quantitative-phosphoproteomics-reveals-involvement-of-multiple-signaling-pathways-in-early-phagocytosis-by-the-retinal-pigmented-epithelium
#18
Cheng-Kang Chiang, Aleksander Tworak, Brian M Kevany, Bo Xu, Janice Mayne, Zhibin Ning, Daniel Figeys, Krzysztof Palczewski
One of the major biological functions of the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) is the clearance of shed photoreceptor outer segments (POS) through a multistep process resembling phagocytosis. RPE phagocytosis helps maintain the viability of photoreceptors that otherwise could succumb to the high metabolic flux and photo-oxidative stress associated with visual processing. The regulatory mechanisms underlying phagocytosis in the RPE are not fully understood, although dysfunction of this process contributes to the pathogenesis of multiple human retinal degenerative disorders, including age-related macular degeneration...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973626/delirium-in-older-persons-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Esther S Oh, Tamara G Fong, Tammy T Hshieh, Sharon K Inouye
Importance: Delirium is defined as an acute disorder of attention and cognition. It is a common, serious, and often fatal condition among older patients. Although often underrecognized, delirium has serious adverse effects on the individual's function and quality of life, as well as broad societal effects with substantial health care costs. Objective: To summarize the current state of the art in diagnosis and treatment of delirium and to highlight critical areas for future research to advance the field...
September 26, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973319/differential-effects-of-hcn-channel-block-on-on-and-off-pathways-in-the-retina-as-a-potential-cause-for-medication-induced-phosphene-perception
#20
Sebastian Bemme, Michael Weick, Tim Gollisch
Purpose: Phosphene perception is a characteristic side effect of heart rate-reducing medication that acts on hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) ion channels. It is hypothesized that these phosphenes are caused by blocking HCN channels in photoreceptors and neurons of the retina, yet the underlying changes in visual signal processing in the retina caused by the HCN channel block are still unknown. Methods: We examined the effects of pharmacologic HCN channel block on the encoding of visual signals in retinal ganglion cells by recording ganglion cell spiking activity from isolated mouse retinas mounted on multielectrode arrays...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
keyword
keyword
88574
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"