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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916788/a-v0-core-neuronal-circuit-for-inspiration
#1
Jinjin Wu, Paolo Capelli, Julien Bouvier, Martyn Goulding, Silvia Arber, Gilles Fortin
Breathing in mammals relies on permanent rhythmic and bilaterally synchronized contractions of inspiratory pump muscles. These motor drives emerge from interactions between critical sets of brainstem neurons whose origins and synaptic ordered organization remain obscure. Here, we show, using a virus-based transsynaptic tracing strategy from the diaphragm muscle in the mouse, that the principal inspiratory premotor neurons share V0 identity with, and are connected by, neurons of the preBötzinger complex that paces inspiration...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905083/assessing-exercises-recommended-for-women-at-risk-of-pelvic-floor-disorders-using-multivariate-statistical-techniques
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Tania Tian, Stephanie Budgett, Jackie Smalldridge, Lynsey Hayward, James Stinear, Jennifer Kruger
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a widely held, but untested, belief that certain exercises and activities generate intraabdominal pressure (IAP) that may compromise the function of the pelvic floor muscles. Women with, or at risk of, pelvic floor disorders are advised therefore to refrain from these exercises and activities in order to theoretically protect their pelvic floor. The aim of this study was to compare IAPs generated during exercises of different types that are recommended to women as pelvic floor "safe" with those generated during the corresponding conventional exercises that women are typically cautioned against...
September 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899820/a-facilitating-role-for-the-primary-motor-cortex-in-action-sentence-processing
#3
Melody Courson, Joël Macoir, Pascale Tremblay
The involvement of the motor system in action language comprehension is a hotly debated topic in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. Recent studies suggest that primary motor cortex (M1) response to action language is context-sensitive rather than automatic and necessary. Specifically, semantic polarity (i.e. affirmative/negative valence) appears to modulate the intensity of this response, which is stronger for affirmative action sentences. The aim of our study was to examine further the context sensitivity of M1 response...
September 9, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887874/small-molecule-inhibition-of-murf1-attenuates-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-and-dysfunction-in-cardiac-cachexia
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Thomas Scott Bowen, Volker Adams, Sarah Werner, Tina Fischer, Paulien Vinke, Maria Noel Brogger, Norman Mangner, Axel Linke, Peter Sehr, Joe Lewis, Dittmar Labeit, Alexander Gasch, Siegfried Labeit
BACKGROUND: Muscle ring finger 1 (MuRF1) is a muscle-specific ubiquitin E3 ligase activated during clinical conditions associated with skeletal muscle wasting. Yet, there remains a paucity of therapeutic interventions that directly inhibit MuRF1 function, particularly in vivo. The current study, therefore, developed a novel compound targeting the central coiled coil domain of MuRF1 to inhibit muscle wasting in cardiac cachexia. METHODS: We identified small molecules that interfere with the MuRF1-titin interaction from a 130 000 compound screen based on Alpha Technology...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887796/enabling-work-occupational-therapy-interventions-for-persons-with-occupational-injuries-and-diseases-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Alexa Jane T Blas, Kenneth Matthew B Beltran, Pauline Gail V Martinez, Daryl Patrick G Yao
Purpose This review aims to map the scope of published research on occupational therapy (OT) interventions and pertinent work and work-related outcomes for persons with occupational injuries and diseases. Methods The scoping review adapted Arksey and O'Malley's framework. Six electronic databases were searched. Ancestral search was also done on five systematic reviews. The search was conducted from September 2015 to October 2015. Interventions and outcomes were coded using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Set for Vocational Rehabilitation to plot trends...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887124/impaired-insulin-signaling-upon-loss-of-ovarian-function-is-associated-with-a-reduction-of-tristetraprolin-and-an-increased-stabilization-of-chemokine-in-adipose-tissue
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Eun-Kyung Choi, Monisha Rajasekaran, Ok-Joo Sul, Yeonsoo Joe, Hyun-Taeg Chung, Rina Yu, Hye-Seon Choi
Loss of ovarian function can activate inflammation and lead to insulin resistance (IR). IR is also a core feature of obesity and obesity-associated metabolic dysfunction. Tristetraprolin/zinc finger protein 36 (TTP) interferes with TNF-α production by destabilizing TNF-α mRNA, and mice deficient in TTP develop a complex syndrome of inflammatory disease (Carballo et al., 1998; Taylor et al., 1999). We hypothesized that ovariectomy (OVX) might also prime inflammation by reducing tristetraprolin/zinc finger protein 36 (TTP) levels...
September 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886473/strategies-for-injury-prevention-in-brazilian-football-perceptions-of-physiotherapists-and-practices-of-premier-league-teams
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Maurício Couto Meurer, Marcelo Faria Silva, Bruno Manfredini Baroni
OBJECTIVES: To describe the physiotherapists perceptions and the current practices for injury prevention in elite football (soccer) clubs in Brazil. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Group of Science in Sports & Exercise, Federal University of Healthy Sciences of Porto Alegre (Brazil). PARTICIPANTS: 16 of the 20 football clubs involved in the Brazilian premier league 2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Physiotherapists answered a structured questionnaire...
July 25, 2017: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886156/loss-of-sprr3-in-apoe-mice-leads-to-atheroma-vulnerability-through-akt-dependent-and-independent-effects-in-vsmcs
#8
Caressa D Lietman, Amanda K Segedy, Bin Li, Sergio Fazio, James B Atkinson, MacRae F Linton, Pampee P Young
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) represent important modulators of plaque stability in advanced lesions. We previously reported that loss of small proline-rich repeat protein 3 (Sprr3), leads to VSMC apoptosis in a PI3K/Akt-dependent manner and accelerates lesion progression. Here, we investigated the role of Sprr3 in modulating plaque stability in hyperlipidemic ApoE-/- mice. We show that loss of Sprr3 increased necrotic core size and reduced cap collagen content of atheromas in brachiocephalic arteries with evidence of plaque rupture and development of intraluminal thrombi...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877771/stability-fatty-acid-composition-and-sensory-properties-of-the-m-longissimus-muscle-from-beef-steers-grazing-either-chicory-ryegrass-or-ryegrass
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C L Marley, R Fychan, J W Davies, V J Theobald, N D Scollan, R I Richardson, R Sanderson
Research has shown both production and health benefits for the use of chicory (Cichorium intybus) within ruminant diets. Despite this, little was known about the effects of this forage, containing differing fatty acid profiles and secondary plant compounds compared with ryegrass, on beef stability, fatty acid composition or sensory properties. An experiment was conducted to investigate whether the inclusion of chicory in the diet of grazing beef steers would alter these three properties in the M. Longissimus muscle when compared with beef steers grazing perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne)...
September 7, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872460/deficiency-in-kelch-protein-klhl31-causes-congenital-myopathy-in-mice
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James B Papizan, Glynnis A Garry, Svetlana Brezprozvannaya, John R McAnally, Rhonda Bassel-Duby, Ning Liu, Eric N Olson
Maintenance of muscle structure and function depends on the precise organization of contractile proteins into sarcomeres and coupling of the contractile apparatus to the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), which serves as the reservoir for calcium required for contraction. Several members of the Kelch superfamily of proteins, which modulate protein stability as substrate-specific adaptors for ubiquitination, have been implicated in sarcomere formation. The Kelch protein Klhl31 is expressed in a muscle-specific manner under control of the transcription factor MEF2...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869573/effects-of-whey-soy-or-leucine-supplementation-with-12-weeks-of-resistance-training-on-strength-body-composition-and-skeletal-muscle-and-adipose-tissue-histological-attributes-in-college-aged-males
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C Brooks Mobley, Cody T Haun, Paul A Roberson, Petey W Mumford, Matthew A Romero, Wesley C Kephart, Richard G Anderson, Christopher G Vann, Shelby C Osburn, Coree D Pledge, Jeffrey S Martin, Kaelin C Young, Michael D Goodlett, David D Pascoe, Christopher M Lockwood, Michael D Roberts
We sought to determine the effects of L-leucine (LEU) or different protein supplements standardized to LEU (~3.0 g/serving) on changes in body composition, strength, and histological attributes in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. Seventy-five untrained, college-aged males (mean ± standard error of the mean (SE); age = 21 ± 1 years, body mass = 79.2 ± 0.3 kg) were randomly assigned to an isocaloric, lipid-, and organoleptically-matched maltodextrin placebo (PLA, n = 15), LEU (n = 14), whey protein concentrate (WPC, n = 17), whey protein hydrolysate (WPH, n = 14), or soy protein concentrate (SPC, n = 15) group...
September 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867648/tendon-injury-and-repair-a-perspective-on-the-basic-mechanisms-of-tendon-disease-and-future-clinical-therapy
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REVIEW
Jess G Snedeker, Jasper Foolen
Tendon is an intricately organized connective tissue that efficiently transfers muscle force to the bony skeleton. Its structure, function, and physiology reflect the extreme, repetitive mechanical stresses that tendon tissues bear. These mechanical demands also lie beneath high clinical rates of tendon disorders, and present daunting challenges for clinical treatment of these ailments. This article aims to provide perspective on the most urgent frontiers of tendon research and therapeutic development. We start by broadly introducing essential elements of current understanding about tendon structure, function, physiology, damage, and repair...
September 1, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860877/maintenance-of-the-paraspinal-muscles-may-protect-against-radiographic-knee-osteoarthritis
#13
Koichiro Azuma, Yasushi Sera, Takuma Shinjo, Michiyo Takayama, Eisuke Shiomi, Suketaka Momoshima, Yasushi Iwao, Hiroyuki Ishida, Hideo Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is an increasing health problem worldwide. So far, only obesity and quadriceps weakness are identified as modifiable risk factors for knee OA. Core muscle strengthening is becoming increasingly popular among older adults because of its ability to enhance the activities of daily living during old age. This study investigated the associations of the size and quality of the abdominal trunk muscles with radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA). METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, data were collected from 146 males and 135 females (age 63...
2017: Open Access Rheumatology: Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843494/phosphorylation-of-lbx1-controls-lateral-myoblast-migration-into-the-limb
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Wouter Masselink, Megumi Masaki, Daniel Sieiro-Mosti, Christophe Marcelle, Peter D Currie
The migration of limb myogenic precursors from limb level somites to their ultimate site of differentiation in the limb is a paradigmatic example of a set of dynamic and orchestrated migratory cell behaviours. The homeobox containing transcription factor ladybird homeobox 1 (Lbx1) is a central regulator of limb myoblast migration, null mutations of Lbx1 result in severe disruptions to limb muscle formation, particularly in the distal region of the limb in mice (Gross, Moran-Rivard et al., 2000a). As such Lbx1 has been hypothesized to control lateral migration of myoblasts into the distal limb anlage...
August 23, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840322/functional-significance-of-extent-and-timing-of-muscle-activation-during-double-poling-on-snow-with-increasing-speed
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Chiara Zoppirolli, Gennaro Boccia, Lorenzo Bortolan, Federico Schena, Barbara Pellegrini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the level of activation and timing of upper- and lower-body muscles during double poling at different speeds on snow. METHODS: Nineteen well-trained cross-country skiers volunteered to double pole on a flat snowy track at different speeds (15, 18, 21 km h(-1)). The target speeds could be maintained by the skiers thanks to the use of an audio-pace system in combination with cones spaced equally alongside the track. Only 11 subjects were finally included in the analysis, since their actual speeds, calculated through a photocell system, were within ±0...
August 24, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835852/degummed-crude-canola-oil-sire-breed-and-gender-effects-on-intramuscular-long-chain-omega-3-fatty-acid-properties-of-raw-and-cooked-lamb-meat
#16
Aaron Ross Flakemore, Bunmi Sherifat Malau-Aduli, Peter David Nichols, Aduli Enoch Othniel Malau-Aduli
BACKGROUND: Omega-3 long-chain (≥C20) polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω3 LC-PUFA) confer important attributes to health-conscious meat consumers due to the significant role they play in brain development, prevention of coronary heart disease, obesity and hypertension. In this study, the ω3 LC-PUFA content of raw and cooked Longissimus thoracis et lumborum (LTL) muscle from genetically divergent Australian prime lambs supplemented with dietary degummed crude canola oil (DCCO) was evaluated...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825530/women-s-experiences-beliefs-and-knowledge-of-urinary-symptoms-in-the-postpartum-period-and-the-perceptions-of-health-professionals-a-grounded-theory-study
#17
Ann R Wagg, Sally Kendall, Frances Bunn
Aim This study aimed to explore, describe and enhance understanding of women's experiences, beliefs and knowledge of urinary symptoms in the postpartum period and also sought to understand the perceptions of health professionals of these issues. BACKGROUND: Women often take no action with regard to urinary symptoms particularly in the postnatal period, which can lead to the adoption of coping mechanisms or normalisation of symptoms. The true prevalence is difficult to assess due to differing age groups and time spans in studies...
September 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818389/common-and-variable-clinical-histological-and-imaging-findings-of-recessive-ryr1-related-centronuclear-myopathy-patients
#18
Osorio Abath Neto, Cristiane de Araújo Martins Moreno, Edoardo Malfatti, Sandra Donkervoort, Johann Böhm, Júlio Brandão Guimarães, A Reghan Foley, Payam Mohassel, Jahannaz Dastgir, Diana Xerxes Bharucha-Goebel, Soledad Monges, Fabiana Lubieniecki, James Collins, Līvija Medne, Mariarita Santi, Sabrina Yum, Brenda Banwell, Emmanuelle Salort-Campana, John Rendu, Julien Fauré, Uluc Yis, Bruno Eymard, Chrystel Cheraud, Raphaël Schneider, Julie Thompson, Xaviere Lornage, Lilia Mesrob, Doris Lechner, Anne Boland, Jean-François Deleuze, Umbertina Conti Reed, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira, Valérie Biancalana, Norma B Romero, Carsten G Bönnemann, Jocelyn Laporte, Edmar Zanoteli
Mutations in RYR1 give rise to diverse skeletal muscle phenotypes, ranging from classical central core disease to susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia. Next-generation sequencing has recently shown that RYR1 is implicated in a wide variety of additional myopathies, including centronuclear myopathy. In this work, we established an international cohort of 21 patients from 18 families with autosomal recessive RYR1-related centronuclear myopathy, to better define the clinical, imaging, and histological spectrum of this disorder...
May 30, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814429/nintedanib-macrophage-activation-and-ameliorates-vascular-and-fibrotic-manifestations-in-the-fra2-mouse-model-of-systemic-sclerosis
#19
Jingang Huang, Christiane Maier, Yun Zhang, Alina Soare, Clara Dees, Christian Beyer, Ulrike Harre, Chih-Wei Chen, Oliver Distler, Georg Schett, Lutz Wollin, Jörg H W Distler
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib is an inhibitor targeting platelet-derived growth factor receptor, fibroblast growth factor receptor and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases that has recently been approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The aim of this study was to analyse the effects of nintedanib in the fos-related antigen-2 (Fra2) mouse model of systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: The effects of nintedanib on pulmonary arterial hypertension with proliferation of pulmonary vascular smooth muscle cells (PVSMCs) and luminal occlusion, on microvascular disease with apoptosis of microvascular endothelial cells (MVECs) and on fibroblast activation with myofibroblast differentiation and accumulation of extracellular matrix were analysed...
August 16, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813876/design-control-and-validation-of-the-variable-stiffness-exoskeleton-flexo
#20
Sariah Mghames, Marco Laghi, Cosimo Della Santina, Manolo Garabini, Manuel Catalano, Giorgio Grioli, Antonio Bicchi
In this paper we present the design of a one degree of freedom assistive platform to augment the strength of upper limbs. The core element is a variable stiffness actuator, closely reproducing the behavior of a pair of antagonistic muscles. The novelty introduced by this device is the analogy of its control parameters with those of the human muscle system, the threshold lengths. The analogy can be obtained from a proper tuning of the mechanical system parameters. Based on this, the idea is to control inputs by directly mapping the estimation of the muscle activations, e...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
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