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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750816/techniques-for-the-cellular-and-subcellular-localization-of-endocannabinoid-receptors-and-enzymes-in-the-mammalian-brain
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Luigia Cristino, Roberta Imperatore, Vincenzo Di Marzo
This chapter attempts to piece together knowledge about new advanced microscopy techniques to study the neuroanatomical distribution of endocannabinoid receptors and enzymes at the level of cellular and subcellular structures and organelles in the brain. Techniques ranging from light to electron microscopy up to the new advanced LBM, PALM, and STORM super-resolution microscopy will be discussed in the context of their contribution to define the spatial distribution and organization of receptors and enzymes of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and to better understand ECS brain functions...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745525/balance-and-falls-in-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-prospective-study
#2
Cristino C Oliveira, Annemarie L Lee, Jennifer McGinley, Gary P Anderson, Ross A Clark, Michelle Thompson, Sandy Clarke, Tamara Baker, Louis B Irving, Linda Denehy
Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have demonstrated balance impairment and a higher fall incidence. However, these have not been investigated in acute exacerbations of the disease (ECOPD). This study evaluates balance in patients during an ECOPD compared to stable COPD and healthy controls, and examines the fall incidence rate after hospitalisation due to ECOPD compared to individuals with stable COPD. Balance performance of 26 hospitalised patients with ECOPD was compared to 26 community-dwelling participants with stable COPD and 25 matched healthy controls...
July 26, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739056/supplementation-with-vitis-vinifera-l-skin-extract-improves-insulin-resistance-and-prevents-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-and-steatosis-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
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Izabelle Barcellos Santos, Graziele Freitas de Bem, Viviane Silva Cristino Cordeiro, Cristiane Aguiar da Costa, Lenize Costa Reis Marins de Carvalho, Ana Paula Machado da Rocha, Gisele França da Costa, Dayane Teixeira Ognibene, Roberto Soares de Moura, Angela Castro Resende
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is one of the most common complications of obesity. The Vitis vinifera L. grape skin extract (ACH09) is an important source of polyphenols, which are related to its antioxidant and antihyperglycemic activities. We hypothesized that ACH09 could also exert beneficial effects on metabolic disorders associated with obesity and evaluated ACH09's influence on high-fat (HF) diet-induced hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance in C57BL/6 mice. The animals were fed a standard diet (10% fat, control) or an HF diet (60% fat, HF) with or without ACH09 (200mg/[kg d]) for 12weeks...
July 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689901/effect-of-nonthermal-plasma-on-the-properties-of-a-resinous-liner-submitted-to-aging
#4
Marcelo Coelho Goiato, Emily Vivianne Freitas da Silva, Rodrigo Antonio de Medeiros, Sandro Basso Bitencourt, Elidiane Cipriano Rangel, Nilson Cristino da Cruz, Daniela Micheline Dos Santos
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The properties, such as softness and viscoelasticity, of a resinous reliner can deteriorate and extrinsic elements can become incorporated, making surface protection of the reliner material essential. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of low temperature plasma on Coe-Soft resinous reliner, submitted to aging in artificial saliva for up to 180 days. Sorption, solubility, Shore A hardness, surface energy, and topographic characteristics were analyzed by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669028/the-excitatory-inhibitory-input-to-orexin-hypocretin-neuron-soma-undergoes-day-night-reorganization
#5
Claudia Laperchia, Roberta Imperatore, Idris A Azeez, Federico Del Gallo, Giuseppe Bertini, Gigliola Grassi-Zucconi, Luigia Cristino, Marina Bentivoglio
Orexin (OX)/hypocretin-containing neurons are main regulators of wakefulness stability, arousal, and energy homeostasis. Their activity varies in relation to the animal's behavioral state. We here tested whether such variation is subserved by synaptic plasticity phenomena in basal conditions. Mice were sacrificed during day or night, at times when sleep or wake, respectively, predominates, as assessed by electroencephalography in matched mice. Triple immunofluorescence was used to visualize OX-A perikarya and varicosities containing the vesicular glutamate transporter (VGluT)2 or the vesicular GABA transporter (VGAT) combined with synaptophysin (Syn) as a presynaptic marker...
July 1, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650699/effect-of-euterpe-oleracea-mart-seeds-extract-on-chronic-ischemic-renal-injury-in-renovascular-hypertensive-rats
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Cristiane Aguiar da Costa, Dayane Teixeira Ognibene, Viviane Silva Cristino Cordeiro, Graziele Freitas de Bem, Izabelle Barcellos Santos, Ricardo Andrade Soares, Letícia L de Melo Cunha, Lenize C R M Carvalho, Roberto Soares de Moura, Angela Castro Resende
Previously, we have demonstrated that the seeds of Euterpe oleracia Mart. (açaí) are rich in polyphenols with antihypertensive and antioxidant properties. This study evaluated the renal protective effects of the hydroalcoholic extract obtained from the seeds of açaí (ASE) fruits in two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) renovascular hypertension. Young male Wistar rats were used to obtain 2K1C and sham groups. Animals received ASE (200 mg/(kg·day) in drinking water) or vehicle for 40 days. We evaluated serum and urinary parameters, renal structural changes, and oxidative status...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587937/anti-inflammatory-and-anti-nociceptive-effects-of-strontium-ranelate-on-the-zymosan-induced-temporomandibular-joint-inflammatory-hypernociception-in-rats-depend-on-tnf-%C3%AE-inhibition
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Sheila Moreira Alves, Susana Capistrano Abreu, Jonas Cavalcante Lemos, Francisco Isaac Fernandes Gomes, Shirley Moreira Alves, Danielle Rocha do Val, Raul Sousa Freitas, Karuza Maria Alves Pereira, Vicente de Paulo Teixeira Pinto, Gerly Anne de Castro Brito, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Gerardo Cristino-Filho, Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves
BACKGROUND: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders show inflammatory components, heavily impacting on quality of life. Strontium ranelate has previously shown anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive effects on other experimental inflammatory pain models. Thus, we aim to investigate the strontium ranelate efficacy in reducing the zymosan-induced inflammatory hypernociception in the TMJ of rats by evaluating the TNF-α, IL-1β, and hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1) involvement. METHODS: Wistar rats were treated with strontium ranelate (0...
March 12, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580289/endocannabinoid-dependent-disinhibition-of-orexinergic-neurons-electrophysiological-evidence-in-leptin-knockout-obese-mice
#8
Thorsten Michael Becker, Morgana Favero, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Luigia Cristino, Giuseppe Busetto
OBJECTIVES: In the ob/ob mouse model of obesity, chronic absence of leptin causes a significant increase of orexin (OX) production by hypothalamic neurons and excessive food intake. The altered OX level is linked to a dramatic increase of the inhibitory innervation of OX producing neurons (OX neurons) and the over expression of the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) by OX neurons of ob/ob mice. Little is known about the function of the excitatory synapses of OX neurons in ob/ob mice, and their modulation by 2-AG...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579186/endocannabinoid-modulation-of-homeostatic-and-non-homeostatic-feeding-circuits
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REVIEW
Benjamin K Lau, Daniela Cota, Luigia Cristino, Stephanie L Borgland
The endocannabinoid system has emerged as a key player in the control of eating. Endocannabinoids, including 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) and anandamide (AEA), modulate neuronal activity via cannabinoid 1 receptors (CB1Rs) in multiple nuclei of the hypothalamus to induce or inhibit food intake depending on nutritional and hormonal status, suggesting that endocannabinoids may act in the hypothalamus to integrate different types of signals informing about the animal's energy needs. In the mesocorticolimbic system, (endo)cannabinoids modulate synaptic transmission to promote dopamine release in response to palatable food...
June 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578413/dna-methylation-in-schizophrenia-in-different-patient-derived-cell-types
#10
Alejandra M Vitale, Nicholas A Matigian, Alexandre S Cristino, Katia Nones, Sugandha Ravishankar, Bernadette Bellette, Yongjun Fan, Stephen A Wood, Ernst Wolvetang, Alan Mackay-Sim
DNA methylation of gene promoter regions represses transcription and is a mechanism via which environmental risk factors could affect cells during development in individuals at risk for schizophrenia. We investigated DNA methylation in patient-derived cells that might shed light on early development in schizophrenia. Induced pluripotent stem cells may reflect a "ground state" upon which developmental and environmental influences would be minimal. Olfactory neurosphere-derived cells are an adult-derived neuro-ectodermal stem cell modified by developmental and environmental influences...
January 23, 2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571896/-short-term-relevance-of-lower-respiratory-viral-coinfection-in-inpatients-under-2-years-of-age
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Joana Gil, Sofia Almeida, Carolina Constant, Sara Pinto, Rosário Barreto, José Melo Cristino, Maria do Céu Machado, Teresa Bandeira
INTRODUCTION: Advances in molecular diagnosis have made it possible to detect previously unknown viral agents as causative agents of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). The frequency and relevance of viral coinfections is still debatable. OBJECTIVE: compare clinical presentation and severity between single virus infection and viral coinfection in children admitted for LRTI. METHODS: A 3-year period observational study (2012-2015) included children younger than two years admitted for LRTI...
May 29, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560252/dna-methylation-in-schizophrenia-in-different-patient-derived-cell-types
#12
Alejandra M Vitale, Nicholas A Matigian, Alexandre S Cristino, Katia Nones, Sugandha Ravishankar, Bernadette Bellette, Yongjun Fan, Stephen A Wood, Ernst Wolvetang, Alan Mackay-Sim
DNA methylation of gene promoter regions represses transcription and is a mechanism via which environmental risk factors could affect cells during development in individuals at risk for schizophrenia. We investigated DNA methylation in patient-derived cells that might shed light on early development in schizophrenia. Induced pluripotent stem cells may reflect a "ground state" upon which developmental and environmental influences would be minimal. Olfactory neurosphere-derived cells are an adult-derived neuro-ectodermal stem cell modified by developmental and environmental influences...
2017: NPJ Schizophrenia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485692/cost-effectiveness-of-denosumab-versus-zoledronic-acid-for-preventing-skeletal-related-events-in-the-czech-republic
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Joaquim Cristino, Jíndřich Finek, Petra Jandova, Martin Kolek, Bálint Pásztor, Christina Giannopoulou, Yi Qian, Tomas Brezina, Mickael Lothgren
AIMS: This study assessed the cost-effectiveness of the subcutaneous RANKL inhibitor, denosumab, vs the intravenous bisphosphonate, zoledronic acid, for the prevention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with prostate cancer, breast cancer, and other solid tumors (OST) in the Czech Republic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A lifetime Markov model was developed to compare the effects of denosumab and zoledronic acid on costs (including drug costs and administration, patient management, SREs, and adverse events), quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs), and incremental cost-effectiveness ratios from a national payer perspective...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466256/the-effect-of-posterior-fossa-decompression-in-adult-chiari-malformation-and-basilar-invagination-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Ulysses de Oliveira Sousa, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira, Lindolfo Carlos Heringer, Alécio Cristino Evangelista Santos Barcelos, Ricardo Vieira Botelho
Chiari malformation (CM) and basilar invagination (BI) are mesodermal malformations with disproportion between the content and volume of posterior fossa capacity and overcrowding of neural structures at the level of foramen magnum. Several alternatives for posterior approaches are available, including extradural (ED), extra-arachnoidal, and intradural (ID) approaches. The objectives are to evaluate the effect of several surgical techniques for posterior fossa decompression (PFD) in the outcomes of patients with CCJM and to evaluate complications in the techniques reported...
May 2, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433238/pulmonary-rehabilitation-referral-and-participation-are-commonly-influenced-by-environment-knowledge-and-beliefs-about-consequences-a-systematic-review-using-the-theoretical-domains-framework
#15
Narelle S Cox, Cristino C Oliveira, Aroub Lahham, Anne E Holland
QUESTION: What are the barriers and enablers of referral, uptake, attendance and completion of pulmonary rehabilitation for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? DESIGN: Systematic review of qualitative or quantitative studies reporting data relating to referral, uptake, attendance and/or completion in pulmonary rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: People aged >18years with a diagnosis of COPD and/or their healthcare professionals...
April 2017: Journal of Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400757/streptococcus-agalactiae-causing-neonatal-infections-in-portugal-2005-2015-diversification-and-emergence-of-a-cc17-pi-2b-multidrug-resistant-sublineage
#16
Elisabete R Martins, Cristiano Pedroso-Roussado, José Melo-Cristino, Mário Ramirez
The molecular characterization of 218 GBS isolates recovered from neonatal invasive infections in Portugal in 2005-2015 revealed the existence of a small number of genetically distinct lineages that were present over a significant time-span. Serotypes III and Ia were dominant in the population, together accounting for >80% of the isolates. Clonal complex 17 included 50% of all isolates, highlighting the importance of the hypervirulent genetic lineage represented by serotype III ST17/rib/PI-1+PI-2b. Serotype Ia was represented mainly by ST23, previously reported as dominant among invasive disease in non-pregnant adults in Portugal, but also by ST24, showing an increased frequency among late-onset disease...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393561/hsp72-is-an-early-biomarker-to-detect-cisplatin-and-acetaminophen-nephrotoxicity
#17
Rosalba Pérez-Villalva, Jonatan Barrera-Chimal, Juan Carlos Aguilar-Carrasco, Ixchel Lima-Posada, Cristino Cruz, Victoria Ramírez, Yvett González-Bobadilla, Norma Uribe, Laura Trumper, Norma A Bobadilla
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the urinary HSP72 levels (uHSP72) are a useful biomarker for early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) induced by two widely used drugs: cisplatin and acetaminophen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To analyze the time-course of nephrotoxic injury and uHSP72 levels, male Wistar rats were administered a single high dose of cisplatin (7 mg/kg) or acetaminophen (750 mg/kg) and were assessed at 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 h. RESULTS: AKI induced by cisplatin was characterized by tubular injury that started at 6 h and was enhanced after 48 h...
September 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353077/role-of-orexin-a-in-hypertension-and-obesity
#18
REVIEW
Imperatore Roberta, Palomba Letizia, Cristino Luigia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension is one of the most challenging health problems inducing cerebrovascular disease and high percentage of death when associated with diabetes, dyslipidemias, and obesity. Orexin/hypocretin is a peptide expressed by a small number of neurons of the dorsolateral hypothalamus, a brain feeding and autonomic "fight-or-flight" regulatory center. According to this function, orexin has been demonstrated to evoke cardiovascular responses, heart rate, hypertension, hyperarousal, hyperphagia, and obesity...
April 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336953/palmitoylethanolamide-induces-microglia-changes-associated-with-increased-migration-and-phagocytic-activity-involvement-of-the-cb2-receptor
#19
F Guida, L Luongo, S Boccella, M E Giordano, R Romano, G Bellini, I Manzo, A Furiano, A Rizzo, R Imperatore, F A Iannotti, E D'Aniello, F Piscitelli, F Sca Rossi, L Cristino, V Di Marzo, V de Novellis, S Maione
The endogenous fatty acid amide palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory actions mainly through inhibition of the release of pro-inflammatory molecules from mast cells, monocytes and macrophages. Indirect activation of the endocannabinoid (eCB) system is among the several mechanisms of action that have been proposed to underlie the different effects of PEA in vivo. In this study, we used cultured rat microglia and human macrophages to evaluate whether PEA affects eCB signaling. PEA was found to increase CB2 mRNA and protein expression through peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPAR-α) activation...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291261/modeling-anorexia-nervosa-transcriptional-insights-from-human-ipsc-derived-neurons
#20
P D Negraes, F R Cugola, R H Herai, C A Trujillo, A S Cristino, T Chailangkarn, A R Muotri, V Duvvuri
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a complex and multifactorial disorder occurring predominantly in women. Despite having the highest mortality among psychiatric conditions, it still lacks robust and effective treatment. Disorders such as AN are most likely syndromes with multiple genetic contributions, however, genome-wide studies have been underpowered to reveal associations with this uncommon illness. Here, we generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from adolescent females with AN and unaffected controls...
March 14, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
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