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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049925/omics-tools-new-challenges-in-aquatic-nanotoxicology
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REVIEW
Messika Revel, Amélie Châtel, Catherine Mouneyrac
In recent years, the implication of genomics into ecotoxicological studies has been studied closely to allow a better understanding of organism's responses to environmental contaminants including engineering nanomaterials (ENMs). ENMs are increasingly produced for various applications including cosmetics, electronics, sports equipment, biomedicine and agriculture. Because of their small size, ENMs possess chemical or physical characteristics improved compared to the corresponding macro-sized material. As their application expend, the release of manufactured ENMs into the environment is likely to increase and concern over impacts for the aquatic ecosystem is growing...
October 12, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045058/loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-as-an-alternative-to-pcr-a-rapid-on-site-detection-of-gene-doping
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Olivier Salamin, Tiia Kuuranne, Martial Saugy, Nicolas Leuenberger
Innovation in medical research has been diverted at multiple occasions to enhance human performance. The predicted great progress in gene therapy has raised some concerns regarding its misuse in the world of sports (gene doping) for several years now. Even though there is no evidence that gene doping has ever been used in sports, the continuous improvement of gene therapy techniques increases the likelihood of abuse. Therefore, since 2004, efforts have been invested by the anti-doping community and WADA for the development of detection methods...
October 17, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957384/two-genetic-loci-associated-with-ankle-injury
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Stuart K Kim, John P Kleimeyer, Marwa A Ahmed, Andrew L Avins, Michael Fredericson, Jason L Dragoo, John P A Ioannidis
Ankle injuries, including sprains, strains and other joint derangements and instability, are common, especially for athletes involved in indoor court or jumping sports. Identifying genetic loci associated with these ankle injuries could shed light on their etiologies. A genome-wide association screen was performed using publicly available data from the Research Program in Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH) including 1,694 cases of ankle injury and 97,646 controls. An indel (chr21:47156779:D) that lies close to a collagen gene, COL18A1, showed an association with ankle injury at genome-wide significance (p = 3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920062/into-the-eyes-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-therapy-for-myocardial-infarction-and-other-diseases
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REVIEW
Jian-Rui Li, Ting-Ting Qu
Applications of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) have been documented for diseases occur in the sports system, the central nervous system, the cardiovascular system etc. However, poor viability of donor stem cells after transplantation limits their therapeutic efficiency. Although the autophagy theory has been reported, the underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. Isolation and culture methods of mesenchymal stem cells are currently concentrate on four ways. Overall, BM-MSCs have both important research significance and clinical application value in cell replacement therapy, gene therapy and reconstruction of tissues as well as organs especially for myocardial infarction (MI)...
2017: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888475/promoter-methylation-status-of-the-timp2-and-adamts4-genes-and-patellar-tendinopathy
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Louis Y El Khoury, Rebecca Rickaby, Tom Samiric, Stuart M Raleigh
OBJECTIVES: Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is a debilitating and prevalent condition that tends to affect those who are physically active or engaged in jumping sports. Although tendinopathies are known to have a genetic basis, the role of DNA methylation as an epigenetic factor and risk determinant for human PT has never been described. We sought to determine whether differences existed between the methylation profiles of both the TIMP2 and ADAMTS4 gene promoter sequences in a cohort of males having undergone surgery for patellar tendinopathy compared to controls...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887210/can-half-marathon-affect-overall-health-the-yin-yang-of-sport
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Luca Dalle Carbonare, Marcello Manfredi, Giuseppe Caviglia, Eleonora Conte, Elisa Robotti, Emilio Marengo, Samuele Cheri, Francesco Zamboni, Daniele Gabbiani, Michela Deiana, Daniela Cecconi, Federico Schena, Monica Mottes, Maria Teresa Valenti
Physical activity improves overall health and counteracts metabolic pathologies. Adipose tissue and bone are important key targets of exercise; the prevalence of diseases associated with suboptimal physical activity levels has increased in recent times as a result of lifestyle changes. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) differentiation in either osteogenic or adipogenic lineage is regulated by many factors. Particularly, the expression of master genes such as RUNX2 and PPARγ2 is essential for MSC commitment to osteogenic or adipogenic differentiation, respectively...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871847/single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-carnosinase-genes-cndp1-and-cndp2-are-associated-with-power-athletic-status
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João Paulo Limongi França Guilherme, Antonio Herbert Lancha Junior
Carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine), abundantly found in skeletal muscle, plays an important role during exercise, especially for high-intensity contractions. Variability in muscle carnosine content between individuals exists and may also be explained by different genetic bases, although no study has addressed the association of polymorphisms in genes related to carnosine metabolism in athletes. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the carnosinase genes (CNDP1 and CNDP2) in a large Brazilian cohort of athletes and non-athletes...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860166/effects-of-anti-inflammatory-nsaid-treatment-on-human-tendinopathic-tissue
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Katja Maria Heinemeier, Tommy F Øhlenschlæger, Ulla Ramer Mikkelsen, Freja Sønder, Peter Schjerling, Rene Brüggebusch Svensson, Michael Kjaer
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used to treat tendinopathy, but evidence for this treatment is lacking, and little is known regarding effects of NSAIDs on human tendinopathic tendon. This study investigated effects of NSAID treatment (ibuprofen) on human tendinopathic tendon, with changes in gene expression as the primary outcome, and tendon pain, function and blood flow as secondary outcomes. Twenty-six adults (16 male, 10 female) diagnosed with chronic Achilles tendinopathy were randomized to one-week treatment with ibuprofen (600mgx3/day) (n=13) or placebo (n=13) (double-blinded)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853006/are-the-current-guidelines-on-caffeine-use-in-sport-optimal-for-everyone-inter-individual-variation-in-caffeine-ergogenicity-and-a-move-towards-personalised-sports-nutrition
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Craig Pickering, John Kiely
Caffeine use is widespread in sport, with a strong evidence base demonstrating its ergogenic effect. Based on existing research, current guidelines recommend ingestion of 3-9 mg/kg approximately 60 min prior to exercise. However, the magnitude of performance enhancement following caffeine ingestion differs substantially between individuals, with the spectrum of responses ranging between highly ergogenic to ergolytic. These extensive inter-individual response distinctions are mediated by variation in individual genotype, environmental factors, and the legacy of prior experiences partially mediated via epigenetic mechanisms...
August 29, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738670/antidoping-program-an-important-factor-in-the-promotion-and-protection-of-the-integrity-of-sport-and-athlete-s-health
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Filomena Mazzeo, Vincenzo Monda, Stefania Santamaria, Ersilia Nigro, Anna Valenzano, Ines Villano, Giuseppe Cibelli, Antonietta Messina, Giovanni Messina
Use of performance-enhancing drugs concern not only elite Olympic and Paralympic Games' athletes but also amateur athletes, who are making increasing use of substances and/or methods. Furthermore, a new frontier reached by the doping is the use of genes. World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA), expressly prohibited the participation in competitive sports by the athlete in case of taking banned substances to treat disease in the event that the above assumption implies an excessive improvement of performance. This study aims to analyze and show the doping control as an essential part of the anti-doping program to promote and protect the integrity of sport and athlete's health...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708709/genetics-influence-neurocognitive-performance-at-baseline-but-not-concussion-history-in-collegiate-student-athletes
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Graham D Cochrane, Mark H Sundman, Eric E Hall, Matthew C Kostek, Kirtida Patel, Kenneth P Barnes, Caroline J Ketcham
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates 4 single-nucleotide polymorphisms [Apolipoprotein E (APOE), APOE promoter, catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT), and dopamine D2 receptor] that have been implicated in concussion susceptibility and/or cognitive ability in collegiate student-athletes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Neuroscience laboratory at Elon University. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred fifty division I collegiate student-athletes (66 women, 184 men) from various sports...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670860/transcriptomic-biomarkers-of-altered-erythropoiesis-to-detect-autologous-blood-transfusion
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Olivier Salamin, Jonathan Mignot, Tiia Kuuranne, Martial Saugy, Nicolas Leuenberger
Autologous blood transfusion is a powerful means to improve performance and remains one of the most challenging method to detect. Recent investigations have identified three candidate reticulocytes genes whose expression was significantly influenced by blood transfusion. Using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction as alternative quantitative method, the present study supports that delta-aminolevulinate synthase 2 (ALAS2), carbonic anhydrase (CA1) and solute carrier family 4 member 1 (SLC4A1) genes are down-regulated post-transfusion...
July 3, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595329/a-mechanism-for-a-single-nucleotide-intron-shift
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Erzsébet Fekete, Michel Flipphi, Norbert Ág, Napsugár Kavalecz, Gustavo Cerqueira, Claudio Scazzocchio, Levente Karaffa
Spliceosomal introns can occupy nearby rather than identical positions in orthologous genes (intron sliding or shifting). Stwintrons are complex intervening sequences, where an 'internal' intron interrupts one of the sequences essential for splicing, generating after its excision, a newly formed canonical intron defined as 'external'. In one experimentally demonstrated configuration, two alternatively excised internal introns, overlapping by one G, disrupt respectively the donor and the acceptor sequence of an external intron, leading to mRNAs encoding identical proteins...
September 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578328/gene-and-cell-doping-the-new-frontier-beyond-myth-or-reality
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Elmo W I Neuberger, Perikles Simon
The advent of gene transfer technologies in clinical studies aroused concerns that these technologies will be misused for performance-enhancing purposes in sports. However, during the last 2 decades, the field of gene therapy has taken a long and winding road with just a few gene therapeutic drugs demonstrating clinical benefits in humans. The current state of gene therapy is that viral vector-mediated gene transfer shows the now long-awaited initial success for safe, and in some cases efficient, gene transfer in clinical trials...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571016/next-generation-omics-approaches-in-the-fight-against-blood-doping
#15
Guan Wang, Antonia Karanikolou, Ioanna Verdouka, Theodore Friedmann, Yannis Pitsiladis
Despite being prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), blood manipulations such as the use of recombinant human erythropoietin and blood transfusions are a well-known method used by athletes to enhance performance. Direct detection of illicit blood manipulation has been partially successful due to the short detection window of the substances/methods, sample collection timing, and the use of sophisticated masking strategies. In response, WADA introduced the athlete biological passport (ABP) in 2009, which is an individualised longitudinal monitoring approach that tests primarily haematologic biomarkers of doping in order to identify atypical variability in response(s) in athletes, highlighting a potential doping violation...
2017: Medicine and Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552947/relationship-of-mechanical-impact-magnitude-to-neurologic-dysfunction-severity-in-a-rat-traumatic-brain-injury-model
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Tsung-Hsun Hsieh, Jing-Wei Kang, Jing-Huei Lai, Ying-Zu Huang, Alexander Rotenberg, Kai-Yun Chen, Jia-Yi Wang, Shu-Yen Chan, Shih-Ching Chen, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Chih-Wei Peng
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major brain injury type commonly caused by traffic accidents, falls, violence, or sports injuries. To obtain mechanistic insights about TBI, experimental animal models such as weight-drop-induced TBI in rats have been developed to mimic closed-head injury in humans. However, the relationship between the mechanical impact level and neurological severity following weight-drop-induced TBI remains uncertain. In this study, we comprehensively investigated the relationship between physical impact and graded severity at various weight-drop heights...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541413/the-influence-of-the-apolipoprotein-e-apoe-gene-on-subacute-post-concussion-neurocognitive-performance-in-college-athletes
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Victoria C Merritt, Amanda R Rabinowitz, Peter A Arnett
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ε4 allele of the APOE gene influences neurocognitive outcome following sports-related concussion. It was hypothesized that participants with an ε4 allele would show poorer neurocognitive performance and greater neurocognitive variability than those without an ε4 allele. Method: Participants included 57 concussed collegiate athletes (77.2% male) who participated in a concussion management program at a large university...
May 24, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536601/geneticizing-ethnicity-and-diet-anti-doping-science-and-its-social-impact-in-the-age-of-post-genomics
#18
Jaehwan Hyun
While gene doping and other technological means of sport enhancement have become a topic of ethical debate, a major outcome from genomic research in sports is often linked to the regulation of doping. In particular, researchers within the field of anti-doping science, a regulatory science that aims to develop scientific solutions for regulating doped athletes, have conducted genomic research on anabolic-androgenic steroids. Genomic knowledge on anabolic-androgenic steroids, a knowledge base that has been produced to improve doping regulation, has caused the 'geneticization' of cultural objects such as ethnic identities and dietary habits...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530157/muscle-secreted-factors-improve-anterior-cruciate-ligament-graft-healing-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-analysis
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Corina Adriana Ghebes, Nathalie Groen, Yau Chuk Cheuk, Sai Chuen Fu, Hugo Machado Fernandes, Daniel B F Saris
One of the ligaments most often damaged during sports-the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-has poor healing capacity. On damage, reconstructive surgery is performed to restore the mechanical stability of the knee and to reduce the inflammatory milieu otherwise present in the joint. A return to normal activities, however, takes between 9 and 12 months. Thus, strategies capable of improving ACL graft healing are needed. Embryonic development of tendon and ligament (T/L) is regulated by a crosstalk between different cell types...
July 5, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523640/biomedical-risk-factors-of-achilles-tendinopathy-in-physically-active-people-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Maria Kozlovskaia, Nicole Vlahovich, Kevin J Ashton, David C Hughes
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendinopathy is the most prevalent tendon disorder in people engaged in running and jumping sports. Aetiology of Achilles tendinopathy is complex and requires comprehensive research of contributing risk factors. There is relatively little research focussing on potential biomedical risk factors for Achilles tendinopathy. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify studies and summarise current knowledge of biomedical risk factors of Achilles tendinopathy in physically active people...
December 2017: Sports Medicine—Open
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