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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515561/efficacy-of-myofascial-unwinding-and-myofascial-release-technique-in-a-patient-with-somatic-symptoms-a-case-report
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Manu Goyal, Kanu Goyal, Manish Bathla, D Kanimozhi, D Narkeesh
Depression is an aversion to activity disorder which could lead to somatic dysfunctions such as insomnia, excessive sleeping, body aches, listlessness, and irritable bowel syndrome. The World Health Organization has projected the depression to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide by 2020. The physical and mental ill effects of somatic depression can be addressed using the osteopathic manipulative treatment. Therefore, the purpose of the present case report is to explore the effect of myofascial release (MFR) technique and myofascial unwinding (MFU) in the somatic depression...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506304/characterization-of-genetic-aberrations-in-a-single-case-of-metastatic-thymic-adenocarcinoma
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Yeonghun Lee, Sehhoon Park, Se-Hoon Lee, Hyunju Lee
BACKGROUND: Thymic adenocarcinoma is an extremely rare subtype of thymic epithelial tumors. Due to its rarity, there is currently no sequencing approach for thymic adenocarcinoma. METHODS: We performed whole exome and transcriptome sequencing on a case of thymic adenocarcinoma and performed subsequent validation using Sanger sequencing. RESULTS: The case of thymic adenocarcinoma showed aggressive behaviors with systemic bone metastases. We identified a high incidence of genetic aberrations, which included somatic mutations in RNASEL, PEG10, TNFSF15, TP53, TGFB2, and FAT1...
May 15, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504110/neurological-consequences-of-obesity
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REVIEW
Phillipe D O'Brien, Lucy M Hinder, Brian C Callaghan, Eva L Feldman
The high prevalence of obesity is associated with an enormous medical, social, and economic burden. The metabolic dysfunction, dyslipidaemia, and inflammation caused by obesity contribute to the development of a wide variety of disorders and effects on the nervous system. In the CNS, mild cognitive impairment can be attributed to obesity-induced alterations in hippocampal structure and function in some patients. Likewise, compromised hypothalamic function and subsequent defects in maintaining whole-body energy balance might be early events that contribute to weight gain and obesity development...
June 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502718/mitochondrial-nd5-mutation-mediated-elevated-ros-regulates-apoptotic-pathway-epigenetically-in-a-p53-dependent-manner-for-generating-pro-cancerous-phenotypes
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Rajnish Kumar Singh, Sunil Saini, Dileep Verma, Ponnusamy Kalaiarasan, Rameshwar N K Bamezai
We have previously observed concomitant events of mutations in mitochondrial and nuclear genes, along with elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) and differential methylation within the promoters of nuclear genes in tumors and in vitro experiments of tumorigenesis. These observations have made it pertinent to replicate and understand the role of acquired mitochondrial condition in tuning a cell to accomplish a pro-cancerous state. Using a codon optimized vector system for exogenous over-expression and mitochondrial localization; we have characterized here the role of over-expressed wild type mtND5 and one of its non-synonymous somatic mutation, ND5:P265H...
May 11, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487205/mitochondrial-determinants-of-cancer-health-disparities
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Aaheli Roy Choudhury, Keshav K Singh
Mitochondria are involved in the generation of energy, cell growth and differentiation, cellular signaling, cell cycle control, and cell death. To date, the mitochondrial basis of cancer disparities is unknown. The goal of this review is to provide an understanding and a framework of mitochondrial determinants that may contribute to cancer disparities in racially different populations. Mitochondria, which are multi-functional, have been implicated in the initiation and progression of cancers in relation to metabolic alterations in transformed cells...
May 6, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472273/ebt-a-statistic-test-identifying-moderate-size-of-significant-features-with-balanced-power-and-precision-for-genome-wide-rate-comparisons
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Xinjie Hui, Yueming Hu, Ming-An Sun, Xingsheng Shu, Rongfei Han, Qinggang Ge, Yejun Wang
Motivation: In genome-wide rate comparison studies, there is a big challenge for effective identification of an appropriate number of significant features objectively, since traditional statistical comparisons without multi-testing correction can generate a large number of false positives while multi-testing correction tremendously decrease the statistic power. Results: In this study, we proposed a new exact test based on the translation of rate comparison to two binomial distributions...
May 3, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468842/novel-mutations-in-dystonin-provide-clues-to-the-pathomechanisms-of-hsan-vi
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Fiore Manganelli, Silvia Parisi, Maria Nolano, Feifei Tao, Simona Paladino, Chiara Pisciotta, Stefano Tozza, Claudia Nesti, Adriana P Rebelo, Vincenzo Provitera, Filippo M Santorelli, Michael E Shy, Tommaso Russo, Stephan Zuchner, Lucio Santoro
OBJECTIVE: To describe a second hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type VI (HSAN-VI) family harboring 2 novel heterozygous mutations in the dystonin (DST) gene and to evaluate their effect on neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). METHODS: The family consisted of 3 affected siblings from nonconsanguineous healthy parents. All members underwent clinical and electrophysiologic evaluation and genetic analysis. Two patients underwent quantitative sensory testing (QST), cardiovascular reflexes, dynamic sweat test, and skin biopsy to evaluate somatic and autonomic cutaneous innervation and to get fibroblast cultures for developing iPSC-derived neurons...
May 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438607/obesity-exposed-oocytes-accumulate-and-transmit-damaged-mitochondria-due-to-an-inability-to-activate-mitophagy
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Anna L Boudoures, Jessica Saben, Andrea Drury, Suzanne Scheaffer, Zeel Modi, Wendy Zhang, Kelle H Moley
Mitochondria are the most prominent organelle in the oocyte. Somatic cells maintain a healthy population of mitochondria by degrading damaged mitochondria via mitophagy, a specialized autophagy pathway. However, evidence from previous work investigating the more general macroautophagy pathway in oocytes suggests that mitophagy may not be active in the oocyte. This would leave the vast numbers of mitochondria - poised to be inherited by the offspring - vulnerable to damage. Here we test the hypothesis that inactive mitophagy in the oocyte underlies maternal transmission of dysfunctional mitochondria...
April 21, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400726/review-of-epidural-spinal-cord-stimulation-for-augmenting-cough-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jan T Hachmann, Jonathan S Calvert, Peter J Grahn, Dina I Drubach, Kendall H Lee, Igor A Lavrov
Spinal cord injury (SCI) remains a debilitating condition for which there is no cure. In addition to loss of somatic sensorimotor functions, SCI is also commonly associated with impairment of autonomic function. Importantly, cough dysfunction due to paralysis of expiratory muscles in combination with respiratory insufficiency can render affected individuals vulnerable to respiratory morbidity. Failure to clear sputum can aggravate both risk for and severity of respiratory infections, accounting for frequent hospitalizations and even mortality...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378985/aerobic-capacity-of-adults-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Krystyna Gawlik, Anna Zwierzchowska, Beata Manowska, Diana Celebańska
INTRODUCTION: Physical fitness is a resultant of the efficiency of adaptive mechanisms for physical effort. People with intellectual disabilities may exhibit limited adaptive capacities, not only regarding their mental development, but also physiological, social and emotional development. Dysfunctions of the central nervous system observed in individuals with intellectual disabilities cause difficulties in gaining movement experience as well as problems with coordination and kinesthetic sense...
December 31, 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371392/exercise-and-epigenetic-inheritance-of-disease-risk
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REVIEW
Joshua Denham
Epigenetics is the study of gene expression changes that occur in the absence of altered genotype. Current evidence indicates a role for environmentally induced alterations to epigenetic modifications leading to health and diseases changes across multiple generations. This phenomenon is called intergenerational or transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of health or disease. Environmental insults, in the form of toxins, plastics and particular dietary interventions, perturb the epigenetic landscape and influence the health of F1 through to F4 generations in rodents...
March 30, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370141/increased-transient-na-conductance-and-action-potential-output-in-layer-2-3-prefrontal-cortex-neurons-of-the-fmr1-y-mouse
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Brandy N Routh, Rahul K Rathour, Michael E Baumgardner, Brian E Kalmbach, Daniel Johnston, Darrin H Brager
Fragile X syndrome is the most common form of inherited mental impairment and autism. The prefrontal cortex is responsible for higher order cognitive processing, and prefrontal dysfunction is believed to underlie many of the cognitive and behaviour phenotypes associated with Fragile X syndrome. We recently demonstrated that somatic and dendritic excitability of layer 5 pyramidal neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the fmr1-/y mouse is significantly altered due to changes in several voltage-gated ion channels...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364002/tissue-specific-signaling-networks-rewired-by-major-somatic-mutations-in-human-cancer-revealed-by-proteome-wide-discovery
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Junfei Zhao, Feixiong Cheng, Zhongming Zhao
Massive somatic mutations discovered by large cancer genome sequencing projects provide unprecedented opportunities in the development of precision oncology. However, deep understanding of functional consequences of somatic mutations and identifying actionable mutations and the related drug responses currently remain formidable challenges. Dysfunction of protein post-translational modification plays critical roles in tumorigenesis and drug responses. In this study, we proposed a novel computational oncoproteomics approach, named kinome-wide network module for cancer pharmacogenomics (KNMPx), for identifying actionable mutations that rewired signaling networks and further characterized tumorigenesis and anticancer drug responses...
March 31, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361989/testis-transcriptome-modulation-in-klinefelter-patients-with-hypospermatogenesis
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Marco D'Aurora, Alberto Ferlin, Andrea Garolla, Sara Franchi, Laura D'Onofrio, Oriana Trubiani, Giandomenico Palka, Carlo Foresta, Liborio Stuppia, Valentina Gatta
The main genetic cause of male infertility is represented by the Klinefelter Syndrome (KS), a condition accounting for 3% of all cases of infertility and up to15% of cases of azoospermia. KS is generally characterized by azoospermia; approximately 10% of cases have severe oligozoospermia. Among these, the 30-40% of patients show hypospermatogenesis. The mechanisms leading to adult testis dysfunctions are not completely understood. A microarray transcriptome analysis was performed on testis biopsies obtained from three KS patients with hypospermatogenesis and three control subjects...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356340/analysis-of-cardiac-myocyte-maturation-using-casaav-a-platform-for-rapid-dissection-of-cardiac-myocyte-gene-function-in-vivo
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Yuxuan Guo, Nathan J VanDusen, Lina Zhang, Weiliang Gu, Isha Sethi, Silvia Guatimosim, Qing Ma, Blake D Jardin, Yulan Ai, Donghui Zhang, Biyi Chen, Ang Guo, Guo-Cheng Yuan, Long-Sheng Song, William T Pu
Rationale: Loss-of-function studies in cardiac myocytes (CMs) are currently limited by the need for appropriate conditional knockout alleles. The factors that regulate CM maturation are poorly understood. Prior studies on CM maturation have been confounded by heart dysfunction caused by whole organ gene inactivation. Objective: To develop a new technical platform to rapidly characterize cell-autonomous gene function in postnatal murine CMs and apply it to identify genes that regulate T-tubules, a hallmark of mature cardiac myocytes...
March 29, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340069/the-association-of-post-traumatic-and-postmigration-stress-with-pain-and-other-somatic-symptoms-an-explorative-analysis-in-traumatized-refugees-and-asylum-seekers
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Naser Morina, Alexa Kuenburg, Ulrich Schnyder, Richard A Bryant, Angela Nickerson, Matthis Schick
Objective.:  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatic symptoms, such as pain, are frequently seen in refugees. Their relationship is poorly understood, and the treatment of these comorbid conditions can be very challenging. The current cross-sectional study examined pain and other somatic symptoms and their relationship with trauma history, PTSD symptom clusters, and current living difficulties among treatment-seeking refugees. Methods.:  One hundred thirty-four treatment-seeking traumatized refugees (78% male, mean age = 42 years) were assessed regarding lifetime traumatic experiences, symptoms of post-traumatic stress, overall pain and somatic symptoms, and postmigration living difficulties...
March 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339164/are-schizophrenia-autistic-and-obsessive-spectrum-disorders-dissociable-on-the-basis-of-neuroimaging-morphological-findings-a-voxel-based-meta-analysis
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Franco Cauda, Tommaso Costa, Andrea Nani, Luciano Fava, Sara Palermo, Francesca Bianco, Sergio Duca, Karina Tatu, Roberto Keller
Schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SCZD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder (OCSD) are considered as three separate psychiatric conditions with, supposedly, different brain alterations patterns. From a neuroimaging perspective, this meta-analytic study aimed to address whether this nosographical differentiation is actually supported by different brain patterns of gray matter (GM) or white matter (WM) morphological alterations. We explored two possibilities: (a) to find out whether GM alterations are specific for SCZD, ASD, and OCSD; and (b) to associate the identified brain alteration patterns with cognitive dysfunctions by means of an analysis of lesion decoding...
March 24, 2017: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337032/drosophila-dyskerin-is-required-for-somatic-stem-cell-homeostasis
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Rosario Vicidomini, Arianna Petrizzo, Annamaria di Giovanni, Laura Cassese, Antonella Anna Lombardi, Caterina Pragliola, Maria Furia
Drosophila represents an excellent model to dissect the roles played by the evolutionary conserved family of eukaryotic dyskerins. These multifunctional proteins are involved in the formation of H/ACA snoRNP and telomerase complexes, both involved in essential cellular tasks. Since fly telomere integrity is guaranteed by a different mechanism, we used this organism to investigate the specific role played by dyskerin in somatic stem cell maintenance. To this aim, we focussed on Drosophila midgut, a hierarchically organized and well characterized model for stemness analysis...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326305/implications-for-a-stem-cell-regenerative-medicine-based-approach-to-human-intervertebral-disk-degeneration
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REVIEW
Petra Kraus, Thomas Lufkin
The human body develops from a single cell, the zygote, the product of the maternal oocyte and the paternal spermatozoon. That 1-cell zygote embryo will divide and eventually grow into an adult human which is comprised of ~3.7 × 10(13) cells. The tens of trillions of cells in the adult human can be classified into approximately 200 different highly specialized cell types that make up all of the different tissues and organs of the human body. Regenerative medicine aims to replace or restore dysfunctional cells, tissues and organs with fully functional ones...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325216/an-update-on-src-family-of-nonreceptor-tyrosine-kinases-biology
#20
J Espada, J Martín-Pérez
The members of the Src family of nonreceptor tyrosine kinases (SFKs) are implicated in multiple signaling processes that regulate key cellular functions, including proliferation, migration, differentiation, and survival. SFKs are activated by a large number of receptors for growth factors, cytokines, steroid hormones, G protein-coupled receptors, and also by adhesion proteins and other signaling partners. Through their common modular kinase an adapter protein domains, SFKs critically contribute to diversify different signal inputs, weaving a complex and dynamic network of cellular responses...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
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