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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305208/vestibulo-cochlear-function-in-inflammatory-neuropathies
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Marisa Blanquet, Jens A Petersen, Antonella Palla, Dorothe Veraguth, Konrad P Weber, Dominik Straumann, Alexander A Tarnutzer, Hans H Jung
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to quantify peripheral-vestibular deficits that may contribute to imbalanced stance/gait in patients with inflammatory neuropathies. METHODS: Twenty-one patients (58 ± 15 y [mean age ± 1SD]; chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy = 10, Guillain-Barré Syndrome = 5, Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy = 2, multifocal-motor-neuropathy = 4) were compared with 26 healthy controls. All subjects received video-head-impulse testing (vHIT), caloric irrigation and cervical/ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic-potentials (VEMPs)...
December 20, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283093/anterior-cervical-disc-fusion-does-not-affect-the-presence-of-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potential
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Ioannis Kastanioudakis, Panagiotis Saravakos, Andreas Zigouris, Vasileios Ragos, Oliver Reichel, Nafsika Ziavra
OBJECTIVE: Cervical spondylosis and cervical disk herniation are the most frequent forms of degenerative disease in the cervical spine. Surgical treatment mainly includes anterior cervical disk fusion. However, information concerning vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) recording in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery is limited. The present prospective study aimed to investigate the effect of anterior disk fusion surgery on cervical VEMP (cVEMP) parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-five patients were enrolled in this study, and 20 patients (10 men and 10 women) completed cVEMP testing...
December 14, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274786/bq123-selectively-improved-tumor-perfusion-and-enhanced-nanomedicine-delivery-for-glioblastomas-treatment
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Bo Zhang, Honglan Wang, Kai Jin, Ting Jiang, Shun Shen, Zimiao Luo, Yanyan Tuo, Xinguo Jiang, Xianping Liu, Yu Hu, Zhiqing Pang
Blood perfusion was always lower in tumor tissues as compared with that in surrounding normal tissues which lead to inadequate nanomedicine delivery to tumors. Inspired by the upregulation of both endothelin-1 (ET1) and its ETA receptor in tumor tissues and the crucial contribution of ET1-ETA receptor signaling to maintain myogenic tone of tumor vessels, we supposed that inhibition of ET1-ETA receptor signaling might selectively improve tumor perfusion and help deliver nanomedicine to tumors. Using human U87 MG glioblastomas with abundant vessels as the tumor model, immunofluorescence staining demonstrated that ETA receptor was overexpressed by in glioblastomas tissues compared with normal brain tissues...
December 21, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247493/the-yin-and-yang-of-kv-channels-in-cerebral-small-vessel-pathologies
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Masayo Koide, Arash Moshkforoush, Nikolaos M Tsoukias, David C Hill-Eubanks, George C Wellman, Mark T Nelson, Fabrice Dabertrand
Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) encompass a group of genetic and sporadic pathological processes leading to brain lesions, cognitive decline, and stroke. There is no specific treatment for SVDs, which progress silently for years before becoming clinically symptomatic. Here, we examine parallels in the functional defects of parenchymal arterioles in CADASIL, a monogenic form of SVD, and in response to subarachnoid hemorrhage, a common type of hemorrhagic stroke that also targets the brain microvasculature...
December 15, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240905/coronary-autoregulation-and-assessment-of-stenosis-severity-without-pharmacological-vasodilation
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Guus A de Waard, Christopher M Cook, Niels van Royen, Justin E Davies
For identification of myocardial ischaemia by non-invasive imaging or invasive physiological assessment, administration of a vasodilating or positive inotropic agent is often considered indispensable to exhaust the cardiac compensation mechanisms. Indeed, microcirculatory dilatation is needed for assessment of myocardial perfusion or coronary blood flow. However, three different modalities exist that quantify myocardial ischaemia without recourse to pharmacological stress agents, using either myocardial contrast echocardiography, imaging of myocardial blood volume or invasive coronary pressure measurement with the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR)...
December 11, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234037/dynamic-regulation-of-trek1-gating-by-polycystin-2-via-a-filamin-a-mediated-cytoskeletal-mechanism
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Steven Li Fraine, Amanda Patel, Fabrice Duprat, Reza Sharif-Naeini
Mechanosensing is essential for several physiological functions including touch and pain sensations, osmoregulation, and controlling the myogenic tone of resistance arteries. Understanding how mechanosensitive ion channels (MSCs) are gated can provide important information regarding these processes. We have previously demonstrated that during pathological conditions such as polycystic kidney disease, polycystin 2 (TRPP2) inhibits the activity of potassium-selective MSCs through a filamin A-mediated cytoskeletal effect, and renders tubular epithelial cells susceptible to apoptosis...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217510/loss-of-vascular-myogenic-tone-in-mir-143-145-knockout-mice-is-associated-with-hypertension-induced-vascular-lesions-in-small-mesenteric-arteries
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Johan Holmberg, Anirban Bhattachariya, Azra Alajbegovic, Catarina Rippe, Mari Ekman, Diana Dahan, Tran Thi Hien, Thomas Boettger, Thomas Braun, Karl Swärd, Per Hellstrand, Sebastian Albinsson
OBJECTIVE: Pressure-induced myogenic tone is involved in autoregulation of local blood flow and confers protection against excessive pressure levels in small arteries and capillaries. Myogenic tone is dependent on smooth muscle microRNAs (miRNAs), but the identity of these miRNAs is unclear. Furthermore, the consequences of altered myogenic tone for hypertension-induced damage to small arteries are not well understood. APPROACH AND RESULTS: The importance of smooth muscle-enriched microRNAs, miR-143/145, for myogenic tone was evaluated in miR-143/145 knockout mice...
December 7, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212858/decreased-edhf-mediated-relaxation-is-a-major-mechanism-in-endothelial-dysfunction-in-resistance-arteries-in-aged-mice-on-prolonged-high-fat-sucrose-diet
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Shannon M Dunn, Kumuda C Das
High-fat sucrose (HFS) diet in aged individuals causes severe weight gain (obesity) with much higher risk of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension or atherosclerosis. Endothelial dysfunction is a major contributor for these vascular disorders. We hypothesize that prolonged ingestion of HFS diet by aged mice would accentuate endothelial dysfunction in the small resistance arteries. Male C57BL/6J mice at 12 weeks of age were divided into four groups and fed either normal chow (NC) or high-fat sucrose diet (HFS)...
December 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057523/aging-related-changes-in-the-cortical-processing-of-otolith-information-in-humans
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Peter Zu Eulenburg, Ria Maxine Ruehl, Pia Runge, Marianne Dieterich
Acoustic short tone bursts (STB) trigger ocular and cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs/cVEMPs) by activating irregular otolith afferents. Simultaneously, STBs introduce an artificial net acceleration signal of otolith origin into the vestibular network. VEMP parameters as diagnostic otolith processing markers have been shown to decline after the age of thirty. To delineate the differential effects of healthy aging on the cortical vestibular subnetwork processing otolith information, we measured cVEMPs and the differential effects of unilateral STB in three age groups (20-40, 40-60, 60+; n=42) using functional neuroimaging...
October 23, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031792/control-of-myogenic-tone-and-agonist-induced-contraction-of-intramural-coronary-resistance-arterioles-by-cannabinoid-type-1-receptors-and-endocannabinoids
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Mária Szekeres, György L Nádasy, Eszter Soltész-Katona, László Hunyady
It was tested whether intrinsic CB1R activation modifies myogenic and agonist induced contraction of intramural coronary resistance arteries of the rat. CB1R protein was detected by immuno-histochemistry and by Western blot, its mRNA by qRT-PCR in their wall. Microsurgically prepared cylindrical coronary segments (∼100-150μm) developed myogenic contraction (∼20% of relaxed luminal diameter), from which a substantial relaxation (∼15%) in response to WIN55212 (a specific agonist of the CB1Rs) has been found...
October 16, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993448/aberrant-splicing-induced-by-dysregulated-rbfox2-produces-enhanced-function-of-cav1-2-calcium-channel-and-vascular-myogenic-tone-in-hypertension
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Yingying Zhou, Jia Fan, Huayuan Zhu, Li Ji, Wenyong Fan, Isha Kapoor, Yue Wang, Yuan Wang, Guoqing Zhu, Juejin Wang
Calcium influx from activated voltage-gated calcium channel CaV1.2 in vascular smooth muscle cells is indispensable for maintaining myogenic tone and blood pressure. The function of CaV1.2 channel can be optimized by alternative splicing, one of post-transcriptional modification mechanisms. The splicing factor Rbfox2 is known to regulate the CaV1.2 pre-mRNA alternative splicing events during neuronal development. However, Rbfox2's roles in modulating the key function of vascular CaV1.2 channel and in the pathogenesis of hypertension remain elusive...
October 9, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985443/kv-channels-and-the-regulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-tone
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William F Jackson
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in resistance arteries and arterioles express a diverse array of voltage-gated K(+) (KV ) channels with members of the KV 1, KV 2 and KV 7 families being particularly important. Members of the KV channel family: 1.) are highly expressed in VSMCs; 2.) are active at the resting membrane potential of VSMCs in vivo (-45 to -30 mV); 3.) contribute to the negative feedback regulation of VSMC membrane potential and myogenic tone; 4.) are activated by cAMP-related vasodilators, hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen peroxide; 5...
October 6, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978769/case-studies-in-neuroscience-a-dissociation-of-balance-and-posture-demonstrated-by-camptocormia
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Rebecca J St George, Victor S Gurfinkel, Jeff Kraakevik, John G Nutt, Fay B Horak
Upright stance in humans requires an intricate exchange between the neural mechanisms that control balance and those that control posture; however, the distinction between these control systems is hard to discern in healthy subjects. By studying balance and postural control of a participant with camptocormia - an involuntary flexion of the trunk during standing that resolves when supine - a divergence between balance and postural control was revealed. A kinematic and kinetic investigation of standing and walking showed a stereotyped flexion of the upper body by almost 80 degrees over a few minutes, and yet the participant's ability to control their center of mass within their base of support and to compensate for external perturbations remained intact...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928714/abnormal-cervical-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials-predict-evolution-of-isolated-recurrent-vertigo-into-meniere-s-disease
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Sun-Uk Lee, Hyo-Jung Kim, Jeong-Yoon Choi, Ja-Won Koo, Ji-Soo Kim
INTRODUCTION: Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) can be abnormal in patients with idiopathic recurrent spontaneous vertigo. We aimed to determine whether abnormal cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (cVEMPs) can predict evolution of isolated recurrent vertigo into Meniere's disease (MD). METHODS: We had followed up 146 patients with isolated recurrent vertigo and an evaluation of cVEMPs for 0-142 months [median = 6, interquartile range (IQR) = 0-29] at the Dizziness Clinic of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital from June 2003 to May 2014...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914129/maternal-high-fat-diet-programs-cerebrovascular-remodeling-in-adult-rat-offspring
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ChengCheng Lin, XiaoYun Wu, YuLei Zhou, Bei Shao, XiaoTing Niu, WanLi Zhang, YuanShao Lin
Maternal environmental factors such as diet have consequences on later health of the offspring. We found that maternal high-fat diet (HFD) exposure renders adult offspring brain more susceptible to ischemic injury. The present study was further to investigate whether HFD consumption during rat pregnancy and lactation influences the cerebral vasculature in adult male offspring. Besides the endothelial damage observed in the transmission electron microscopy, the MCAs of offspring from fat-fed dams fed with control diet (HFD/C) also displayed increased wall thickness and media/lumen ratio, suggesting that cerebrovascular hypertrophy or hyperplasia occurs...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912722/repeated-mandibular-extension-in-rat-a-procedure-to-modulate-the-cerebral-arteriolar-tone
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Dominga Lapi, Maurizio Varanini, Antonio Colantuoni, Cristina Del Seppia, Sergio Ghione, Enza Fommei, Rossana Scuri
Previous data have shown both in the rat and in the human that a single mandibular extension lasting 10 min induces a significant important and prolonged reduction in blood pressure and heart rate, affecting also rat pial microcirculation by the release of endothelial factors. In the present work, we assessed whether repeated mandibular extension could further prolong these effects. We performed two mandibular extensions, the second mandibular extension being applied 10 min after the first one. The second mandibular extension produced a reduction in blood pressure and heart rate for at least 240 min...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860509/age-related-differences-in-responsiveness-to-sildenafil-and-tamsulosin-are-due-to-myogenic-smooth-muscle-tone-in-the-human-prostate
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Sophie N Lee, Basu Chakrabarty, Brad Wittmer, Melissa Papargiris, Andrew Ryan, Mark Frydenberg, Nathan Lawrentschuk, Ralf Middendorff, Gail P Risbridger, Stuart J Ellem, Betty Exintaris
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) are highly prevalent in older men, having a profound impact on patient quality of life. Current therapeutics for BPH/LUTS target neurogenic smooth muscle tone, but response is unpredictable and many patients fail to respond. Spontaneous myogenic tone is another component of smooth muscle contractility that is uncharacterized in human prostate. To better understand and improve the predictability of patient response, we defined myogenic contractility using human prostate specimens and examined the effect of existing therapeutics...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832351/characterizing-the-age-and-stimulus-frequency-interaction-for-ocular-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials
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Niraj Kumar Singh, Husna Firdose
OBJECTIVES: The normal process of aging is mostly associated with global decline in almost all sensory aspects of the human body. While aging affects the 500-Hz tone burst-evoked ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMPs) by reducing the amplitudes and prolonging the latencies, its interaction with oVEMP responses at other frequencies has not been studied. Therefore, the present study aimed at investigating the impact of advancing age on the frequency tuning of oVEMP. DESIGN: Using a cross-sectional research design, oVEMPs were recorded for tone burst frequencies of 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, and 2000 Hz from 270 healthy individuals divided into six age groups (10-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, and >60 years)...
August 19, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800322/relationship-between-skin-blood-flow-regulation-mechanisms-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
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E Smirnova, S Shulkina, E Loran, S Podtaev, N Antonova
The focus of this paper is the determination of endothelial dysfunction in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and the establishment of a relationship between the traditional biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and the vascular tone regulation indices obtained from indirect cold tests in MetS patients. Our investigation was conducted on 30 patients aged 45.5±9 years. The control group comprised 14 healthy subjects aged 48.2±2.4 years. The mechanism of vascular tone regulation was investigated using the wavelet analysis of skin temperature oscillations (WAST)...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768667/trpv4-channels-contribute-to-renal-myogenic-autoregulation-in-neonatal-pigs
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Hitesh Soni, Dieniffer Peixoto-Neves, Anberitha T Matthews, Adebowale Adebiyi
Myogenic response, a phenomenon in which resistance size arteries and arterioles swiftly constrict or dilate in response to an acute elevation or reduction, respectively in intravascular pressure is a key component of renal autoregulation mechanisms. Although it is well-established that the renal system is functionally immature in neonates, mechanisms that regulate neonatal renal blood flow (RBF) remain poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the hypothesis that members of the transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) channels are molecular components of renal myogenic constriction in newborns...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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