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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529052/prenatal-melamine-exposure-induces-impairments-of-spatial-cognition-and-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-female-adolescent-rats
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Lei An, Wei Sun
Developmental exposure to melamine induces long-term effects on brain and behavior in male rodents. To examine whether this prenatal event damages cognitive function in female offspring, we evaluated the behavioral effects and further attempted to investigate synaptic function. Prenatal melamine exposure (PME) was given by oral treatment to pregnant females through the whole gestational days with 400mg/day/kg bodyweight. On postnatal day (PD) 36, female offspring were assessed for spatial cognition in the Morris Water Maze (MWM) test...
May 18, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527013/central-activation-metabolites-and-calcium-handling-during-fatigue-with-repeated-maximal-isometric-contractions-in-human-muscle
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Simeon P Cairns, Luke A G Inman, Caroline P MacManus, Ingrid G L van de Port, Patricia A Ruell, Jeanette M Thom, Martin W Thompson
PURPOSE: To determine the roles of calcium (Ca(2+)) handling by sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) and central activation impairment (i.e., central fatigue) during fatigue with repeated maximal voluntary isometric contractions (MVC) in human muscles. METHODS: Contractile performance was assessed during 3 min of repeated MVCs (7-s contraction, 3-s rest, n = 17). In ten participants, in vitro SR Ca(2+)-handling, metabolites, and fibre-type composition were quantified in biopsy samples from quadriceps muscle, along with plasma venous [K(+)]...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509762/beetroot-juice-increases-human-muscle-force-without-changing-ca2-handling-proteins
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Jamie Whitfield, Daniel Gamu, George J F Heigenhauser, Luc J C van Loon, Lawrence L Spriet, A Russell Tupling, Graham P Holloway
Dietary inorganic nitrate (NO3) supplementation improves skeletal muscle (SkM) contractile efficiency, and while rodent literature has suggested improvements in calcium handling or redox modifications as likely explanations, the direct mechanism-of-action in humans remains unknown. PURPOSE: To examine the effects of 7-d of beetroot juice (BRJ) supplementation on SkM contractile characteristics and function. METHODS: Recreationally active males (n=8) underwent transcutaneous electrical muscle stimulation of the vastus lateralis for evaluation of contractile characteristics before (pre) and after (post) 7-d of BRJ supplementation (280 mL/day, ~26 mmol NO3)...
May 15, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489642/pupillary-reflex-for-evaluation-of-thoracic-paravertebral-block-a-prospective-observational-feasibility-study
#4
Baptiste Duceau, Mélanie Baubillier, Gaëlle Bouroche, Aline Albi-Feldzer, Christian Jayr
BACKGROUND: Although thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) is recommended in major breast surgery, there is no gold standard to assess the success of TPVB. Pupillary dilation reflex (PDR) is the variation of the pupillary diameter after a noxious stimulus. The objective was to evaluate the feasibility of recording the PDR to assess analgesia in an anesthetized thoracic dermatome after TPVB. METHODS: This prospective, observational, single-center study included 32 patients requiring breast surgery under general anesthesia and TPVB...
May 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489614/validation-of-innovative-techniques-for-monitoring-nociception-during-general-anesthesia-a-clinical-study-using-tetanic-and-intracutaneous-electrical-stimulation
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Sandra Funcke, Sven Sauerlaender, Hans O Pinnschmidt, Bernd C Saugel, Kai Bremer, Daniel A Reuter, Rainer Nitzschke
BACKGROUND: This study compares the analgesic indices Analgesia Nociception Index (heart rate variability), Surgical Pleth Index (photoplethysmography), and pupillary dilatation, to heart rate, mean arterial pressure, and bispectral index, with regard to diagnostic accuracy and prediction probability for nociceptive response. The primary endpoint was the correlation between Δ values and the remifentanil dose administered. METHODS: We anesthetized 38 patients with propofol and increasing doses of remifentanil and applied standardized tetanic and intracutaneous electrical painful stimulations on each analgesic level...
May 10, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467619/repair-of-the-musculocutaneous-nerve-using-the-vagus-nerve-as-donor-by-helicoid-end-to-side-technique-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Ji-Geng Yan, Feng-Yi Shen, Jacob Thayer, Yuhui Yan, John LoGiudice, Hani Matloub, James Sanger, Lin-Ling Zhang, Robert Havlik
Although several donor nerves can be chosen to repair avulsed brachial plexus nerve injury, available nerves are still limited. The purpose of this study is to validate whether the vagus nerve (VN) can be used as a donor. Eighteen Sprague-Dawley male rats were divided into three groups (n = 6). The right musculocutaneous nerve (McN) was transected with differing subsequent repair. (1) HS-VN group: a saphenous nerve (SN) graft-end was helicoidally wrapped round the VN side (epi-and perineurium was opened) with a 30 ° angle, distal SN end was coapted to the McN with end-to-end repair...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446426/the-ablation-of-s1p3-receptor-protects-mouse-soleus-from-age-related-drop-of-muscle-mass-force-and-regenerative-capacity
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Michela Bondi, Elena Germinario, Marco Pirazzini, Giulia Zanetti, Francesca Cencetti, Chiara Donati, Luisa Gorza, Romeo Betto, Paola Bruni, Daniela Danieli-Betto
We investigated the effects of S1P3 deficiency on the age-related atrophy, decline of force and regenerative capacity of soleus muscle from 23-month-old male mice. During ageing, in old wild type mice, soleus mass and muscle fiber cross-sectional area (CSA) were reduced by about 26% and 24%, respectively, compared to the adult muscle. By contrast, the mass and fiber CSA of old S1P3-null soleus were comparable to the adult muscle. Moreover, in wild type soleus twitch and tetanic tensions diminished from adult to old age...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438761/improved-skeletal-muscle-ca-2-regulation-in-vivo-following-contractions-in-mice-overexpressing-pgc-1%C3%AE
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Hiroaki Eshima, Shinji Miura, Nanami Senoo, Koji Hatakeyama, David C Poole, Yutaka Kano
In skeletal muscle, resting intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i) homeostasis is exquisitely regulated by Ca(2+) transport across the sarcolemmal, mitochondrial and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) membranes. Of these three systems, the relative importance of the mitochondria in [Ca(2+)]i regulation remains poorly understood in in vivo skeletal muscle. We tested the hypothesis that the capacity for Ca(2+) uptake by mitochondria is a primary factor in determining [Ca(2+)]i regulation in muscle at rest and following contractions...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420761/in-situ-measurements-of-tensile-forces-in-the-tibialis-anterior-tendon-of-the-rat-in-concentric-isometric-and-resisted-co-contractions
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Martin Schmoll, Ewald Unger, Hazel Sutherland, Michael Haller, Manfred Bijak, Hermann Lanmüller, Jonathan C Jarvis
Tensile-force transmitted by the tibialis anterior (TA) tendon of 11 anesthetized adult male Wistar rats (body-mass: 360.6 ± 66.3 g) was measured in-situ within the intact biomechanical system of the hind-limb using a novel miniature in-line load-cell. The aim was to demonstrate the dependence of the loading-profile experienced by the muscle, on stimulation-frequency and the resistance to shortening in a group of control-animals. Data from these acute-experiments shows the type of loading achievable by means of implantable electrical stimulators activating agonists or agonist/antagonist groups of muscles during programmed resistance-training in freely moving healthy subjects...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408640/long-term-but-not-short-term-high-fat-diet-induces-fiber-composition-changes-and-impaired-contractile-force-in-mouse-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscle
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Hiroaki Eshima, Yoshifumi Tamura, Saori Kakehi, Nagomi Kurebayashi, Takashi Murayama, Kyoko Nakamura, Ryo Kakigi, Takao Okada, Takashi Sakurai, Ryuzo Kawamori, Hirotaka Watada
In this study, we investigated the effects of a short-term and long-term high-fat diet (HFD) on morphological and functional features of fast-twitch skeletal muscle. Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a HFD (60% fat) for 4 weeks (4-week HFD) or 12 weeks (12-week HFD). Subsequently, the fast-twitch extensor digitorum longus muscle was isolated, and the composition of muscle fiber type, expression levels of proteins involved in muscle contraction, and force production on electrical stimulation were analyzed. The 12-week HFD, but not the 4-week HFD, resulted in a decreased muscle tetanic force on 100 Hz stimulation compared with control (5...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403681/atrophy-ultra-structural-disorders-severe-atrophy-and-degeneration-of-denervated-human-muscle-in-sci-and-aging-implications-for-their-recovery-by-functional-electrical-stimulation-updated-2017
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Helmut Kern, Cristian Hofer, Stefan Loefler, Sandra Zampieri, Paolo Gargiulo, Alfonc Baba, Andrea Marcante, Francesco Piccione, Amber Pond, Ugo Carraro
OBJECTIVES: Long-term lower motor neuron denervation of skeletal muscle is known to result in degeneration of muscle with replacement by adipose and fibrotic tissues. However, long-term survival of a subset of skeletal myofibers also occurs. METHODS: We performed transverse and longitudinal studies of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI), patients specifically complete Conus and Cauda Equina Syndrome and also of active and sedentary seniors which included analyses of muscle biopsies from the quadriceps m...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394450/effects-of-presynaptic-muscarinic-receptor-blockade-on-neuromuscular-transmission-as-assessed-by-the-train-of-four-and-the-tetanic-fade-response-to-rocuronium
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Yong Beom Kim, Sangseok Lee, Kyeong Cheon Lee, Ha Jung Kim, Young Jin Ro, Hong-Seuk Yang
This study investigated the effect of muscarinic M1 and M2 receptor antagonists on the rocuronium-induced train of four (TOF) fade and tetanic fade, respectively. Ex-vivo phrenic nerves/diaphragms were obtained from adult Sprague-Dawley rats and, stabilized in Krebs buffer, and the nerve-stimulated muscle TOF fade was observed at 20 s intervals. For the TOF study, phrenic nerve/diaphragms were incubated with pirenzepine (an M1 blocker) at concentrations of 0 nM (control), 10 nM (PZP10), or 100 nM (PZP100). Rocuronium was then administered incrementally until the first twitch tension (T1) had depressed by >95% during TOF stimulation...
April 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391286/basal-ganglia-calcification-with-tetanic-seizure-suggest-mitochondrial-disorder
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Josef Finsterer, Barbara Enzelsberger, Adam Bastowansky
BACKGROUND Basal ganglia calcification (BGC) is a rare sporadic or hereditary central nervous system (CNS) abnormality, characterized by symmetric or asymmetric calcification of the basal ganglia. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old Gypsy female who was admitted for a tetanic seizure, and who had a history of polyneuropathy, restless-leg syndrome, retinopathy, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis with consecutive hyperkyphosis, cervicalgia, lumbalgia, struma nodosa requiring thyroidectomy and consecutive hypothyroidism, adipositas, resection of a vocal chord polyp, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, atheromatosis of the aorta, peripheral artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, steatosis hepatis, mild renal insufficiency, long-term hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, impingement syndrome, spondylarthrosis of the lumbar spine, and hysterectomy...
April 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386453/both-the-elongation-of-attached-crossbridges-and-residual-force-enhancement-contribute-to-joint-torque-enhancement-by-the-stretch-shortening-cycle
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Atsuki Fukutani, Jun Misaki, Tadao Isaka
This study examined the influence of the elongation of attached crossbridges and residual force enhancement on joint torque enhancement by the stretch-shortening cycle (SSC). Electrically evoked submaximal tetanic plantar flexions were adopted. Concentric contractions were evoked in the following three conditions: after 2 s isometric preactivation (ISO condition), after 1 s isometric then 1 s eccentric preactivation (ECC condition), and after 1 s eccentric then 1 s isometric preactivation (TRAN condition)...
February 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380662/involvement-of-intracellular-zn-2-signaling-in-ltp-at-perforant-pathway-ca1-pyramidal-cell-synapse
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Haruna Tamano, Ryusuke Nishio, Atsushi Takeda
Physiological significance of synaptic Zn(2+) signaling was examined at perforant pathway-CA1 pyramidal cell synapses. In vivo long-term potentiation (LTP) at perforant pathway-CA1 pyramidal cell synapses was induced using a recording electrode attached to a microdialysis probe and the recording region was locally perfused with artificial cerebrospinal fluid (ACSF) via the microdialysis probe. Perforant pathway LTP was not attenuated under perfusion with CaEDTA (10 mM), an extracellular Zn(2+) chelator, but attenuated under perfusion with ZnAF-2DA (50 μM), an intracellular Zn(2+) chelator, suggesting that intracellular Zn(2+) signaling is required for perforant pathway LTP...
April 5, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369952/a-calcium-dependent-pathway-underlies-activity-dependent-plasticity-of-electrical-synapses-in-the-thalamic-reticular-nucleus
#16
Jessica Sevetson, Sarah Fittro, Emily Heckman, Julie S Haas
Recent results have demonstrated modification of electrical synapse strength by varied forms of neuronal activity. However, the mechanisms underlying plasticity induction in central mammalian neurons are unclear. Here we show that the two established inductors of plasticity at electrical synapses in the thalamic reticular nucleus - paired burst spiking in coupled neurons, and mGluR-dependent tetanization of synaptic input - are separate pathways that converge at a common downstream endpoint. Using occlusion experiments and pharmacology in patched pairs of coupled neurons in vitro, we show that burst-induced depression depends on calcium entry via voltage-gated channels, is blocked by BAPTA chelation, and recruits intracellular calcium release on its way to activation of phosphatase activity...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367292/reversal-with-sugammadex-for-rocuronium-induced-deep-neuromuscular-block-after-pretreatment-of-magnesium-sulfate-in-rabbits
#17
Woon Seok Kang, Kyo Sang Kim, Shin Mi Song
BACKGROUND: Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) has been used in the treatment of pre-eclampsia, hypertension and arrhythmia. Magnesium enhances the neuromuscular block of rocuronium. This study has been conducted to evaluate the reversal efficacy of sugammadex from deep rocuronium-induced neuromuscular block (NMB) during consistent pretreatment of MgSO4 in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-eight rabbits were randomly assigned to four groups, a control group or study groups (50% MgSO4 150-200 mg/kg and 25 mg/kg/h IV), and received rocuronium 0...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338578/spinal-cord-is-the-primary-site-of-action-for-skeletal-muscle-relaxation-by-sevoflurane
#18
Peng Zhang, Pingliang Yang, Ling Ye, Tao Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A randomized, in vivo study was performed to explore the skeletal muscle relaxation action site of sevoflurane. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the skeletal muscle relaxation action of sevoflurane by a modified selective anesthetics delivery rabbit model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The action site and mechanisms of skeletal muscle relaxation caused by sevoflurane was unclear. So a modified selective anesthetics delivery model was used...
March 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332714/phosphate-increase-during-fatigue-affects-crossbridge-kinetics-in-intact-mouse-muscle-at-physiological-temperature
#19
M Nocella, G Cecchi, B Colombini
KEY POINTS: Actomyosin ATP hydrolysis occurring during muscle contraction releases inorganic phosphate [Pi ] in the myoplasm. High [Pi ] reduces force and affects force kinetics in skinned muscle fibres at low temperature. These effects decrease at high temperature, raising the question of their importance under physiological conditions. This study provides the first analysis of the effects of Pi on muscle performance in intact mammalian fibres at physiological temperature. Myoplasmic [Pi ] was raised by fatiguing the fibres with a series of tetanic contractions...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293499/proximal-versus-distal-nerve-transfer-for-biceps-reinnervation-a-comparative-study-in-a-rat-s-brachial-plexus-injury-model
#20
Aleksandra M McGrath, Johnny Chuieng-Yi Lu, Tommy Naj-Jen Chang, Frank Fang, David Chwei-Chin Chuang
BACKGROUND: The exact role of proximal and distal nerve transfers in reconstruction strategies of brachial plexus injury remains controversial. We compared proximal with distal nerve reconstruction strategies in a rat model of brachial plexus injury. METHODS: In rats, the C6 spinal nerve with a nerve graft (proximal nerve transfer model, n = 30, group A) and 50% of ulnar nerve (distal nerve transfer model, n = 30, group B) were used as the donor nerves. The targets were the musculocutaneous nerve and the biceps muscle...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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