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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429669/what-can-pharmacological-models-of-retinal-degeneration-tell-us
#1
M H Reisenhofer, J Balmer, V Enzmann
Animal models with pharmacologically induced retinal degeneration including sodium iodate (NaIO3) and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) have been extensively used in ophthalmic research to investigate retinal degeneration. NaIO3 induces degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) followed by photoreceptor (PRC) cell death, mimicking features of age-related macular degeneration. In contrast, MNU leads to rapid destruction of the PRCs only, enabling the use of the MNU model to investigate degeneration induced in retinitis pigmentosa...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429668/the-role-of-mitochondria-associated-reactive-oxygen-species-in-the-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-production-of-angiogenic-factors-by-arpe-19-cells
#2
L Wu, X Tan, L Liang, H Yu, C Wang, D Zhang, A Kijlstra, P Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the mechanisms whereby Amyloid-beta (Aβ) induces the production of angiogenic factors by a human retinal pigment epithelial cell line (ARPE-19) cells. METHODS: ARPE-19 cells obtained from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) were utilized in this study. The expression level of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Interleukin-8 (IL-8), monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) and complement activation fragments C3a and C5a were measured by Real-time quantitative PCR (RT-PCR) and Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424870/high-intensity-interval-training-does-not-impair-strength-gains-in-response-to-resistance-training-in-premenopausal-women
#3
Paulo Gentil, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Suedi Gonçalves Cardoso Filho, Cauê Vazquez La Scala Teixeira, James Steele, James Fisher, Juliana Alves Carneiro, Mário Hebling Campos
PURPOSE: To compare the increases in upper- and lower-body muscle strength in premenopausal women performing resistance training (RT) alone or alongside concurrent high-intensity interval training (CT). METHODS: Sixteen women (26-40 years) were randomly assigned into two groups that performed either RT or CT. Both groups performed the same RT program; however, CT performed additional high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on a bicycle ergometer before RT. The study lasted 8 weeks and the participants were tested for ten repetition maximum (10RM) load in elbow flexion (barbell biceps curl) and knee extension exercises pre- and post-intervention...
April 19, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422813/a-new-approach-in-assessing-core-muscle-endurance-using-ratings-of-perceived-exertion
#4
James D George, Jeffrey R Tolley, Pat R Vehrs, Joel D Reece, M Fatih Akay, Edward D J Cambridge
This study sought to develop regression models to estimate maximal endurance time by using data from four core muscle endurance tests. Eighty healthy university students (age: 22.7 ± 1.9 yr) performed the plank, right side-bridge, left side-bridge, and back extension tests in a random order. Participants were instructed to hold each static position for a maximal endurance time, while maintaining proper form, and then rest for 5 min between tests. A test administrator recorded participants' ratings of perceived exertion (RPE; modified 10-point scale) every 5 s...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422524/straight-line-and-change-of-direction-intermittent-running-in-professional-soccer-players
#5
Mohamed S Fessi, Fayçal Farhat, Alexandre Dellal, James J Malone, Wassim Moalla
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to investigate the difference between straight-line (STL) and change of direction (COD) intermittent running exercises in soccer players. METHODS: Seventeen male professional soccer players performed the agility T-test and 6 intermittent running exercises: 10s at 130% of maximal aerobic speed (MAS) alternated with 10s of rest (10-10), 15s at 120% of MAS alternated with 15s of rest (15-15) and 30s at 110% of MAS alternated with 30s of rest (30-30) both in STL and with COD...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422523/can-the-lamberts-submaximal-cycle-test-reflect-overreaching-in-professional-cyclists
#6
Lieselot Decroix, Robert P Lamberts, Romain Meeusen
PURPOSE: The Lamberts and Lambert Submaximal Cycle Test (LSCT) consists of 3 stages during which cyclist's cycle for 6 minutes at 60%, 6 minutes at 80% and 3 minutes at 90% of their maximal heart rate, followed by one-minute recovery. It was the aim of this study to determine if the LSCT is able to reflect a state of functional overreaching in professional female cyclists during an 8-day training camp and the following recovery days. METHODS: Six professional female cyclists performed an LSCT on day 1, day 5 and day 8 of the training camp and 3 days after the training camp...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422346/does-limb-partitioning-and-positioning-affect-acute-cardiorespiratory-responses-during-strength-exercises-in-patients-with-copd
#7
Priscila Robles, Tamara Araujo, Dina Brooks, Karl Zabjek, Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Susan Marzolini, Roger Goldstein, Sunita Mathur
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiorespiratory responses and symptoms in response to endurance exercise in patients with COPD vary with the number and position of involved limbs. Responses to such variations have never been quantified for strength exercises. We therefore assessed acute cardiorespiratory responses during brief bouts of weight lifting exercises. METHODS: We compared double- versus single-limb leg extensions and arm elevations, as well as arm elevation done above or below shoulder level in patients with moderate to severe COPD (n = 10, 6 males, 66 (8...
April 19, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421434/estimation-of-fluorescence-lifetime-of-lipofuscin-fluorophores-contained-in-lipofuscin-granules-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-of-human-cadaver-eyes-without-signs-of-pathology
#8
M A Yakovleva, T B Feldman, P M Arbukhanova, S A Borzenok, V A Kuzmin, M A Ostrovsky
The fluorescence lifetimes of lipofuscin fluorophores contained in chloroform extracts from retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of human cadaver eyes without signs of pathology were evaluated by single photon counting. The comparison of fluorescence lifetimes of N-retinylidene-N-retinylethanolamine (A2E) and its photooxidation and photodegradation products has been carried out. It was shown that the contribution of A2E to the total fluorescence of chloroform extract from lipofuscin granules is not major. The results are important for the improvement of noninvasive diagnostic method of degenerative diseases of the retina and RPE-fundus autofluorescence (FAF)...
January 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419398/pre-existing-rpe-atrophy-and-defects-in-the-external-limiting-membrane-predict-early-poor-visual-response-to-ranibizumab-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Souska Zandi, Florian Weisskopf, Justus G Garweg, Isabel B Pfister, Christian Pruente, Florian Sutter, Katja Hatz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify the rate of early visual acuity poor responders in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after the first intravitreal injection of ranibizumab (Lucentis; Genentech, South San Francisco, CA) and to determine potential predictors for early response. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with choroidal neovascularization secondary to AMD were evaluated before and 1 month after their first ranibizumab treatment...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419396/correlation-between-mesopic-retinal-sensitivity-and-optical-coherence-tomographic-metrics-of-the-outer-retina-in-patients-with-non-atrophic-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration
#10
Tudor C Tepelus, Amir H Hariri, Mayss Al-Sheikh, SriniVas R Sadda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation between mesopic retinal sensitivity and optical coherence tomographic metrics of the outer retina in patients with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Participants with nonatrophic dry AMD underwent mesopic MP-3 microperimetry (Nidek, Padova, Italy) and both Nidek and Cirrus (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Dublin, CA) spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The volume of the outer retinal layers was measured on the Nidek SD-OCT scans using the automatic segmentation algorithm of Navis-EX software...
April 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418497/course-of-sodium-iodate-induced-retinal-degeneration-in-albino-and-pigmented-mice
#11
Guy Chowers, Matan Cohen, Devora Marks-Ohana, Shelly Stika, Ayala Eijzenberg, Eyal Banin, Alexey Obolensky
Purpose: To characterize the course of sodium iodate (SI)-induced retinal degeneration in young adult albino and pigmented mice. Methods: Single intraperitoneal (IP) injections of SI (25, 50, and 100 mg/kg) were performed in 7- to 8-week-old BALB/c and C57Bl/6J mice. Retinal function and structure was assessed at baseline, 24 hours, 3 days, 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks postinjection by optokinetic tracking response, ERG, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and histologic and immunohistochemical techniques...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416891/session-rpe-for-quantifying-the-load-of-different-youth-basketball-training-sessions
#12
C Lupo, A Tessitore, L Gasperi, Mar Gomez
The aim of the study was to evaluate youth basketball training, verifying the reliability of the session-RPE method in relation to session duration (< and ≥ 80 minutes) and workout typology (reduced and high warm-up, conditioning, technical, tactical, game portions within a single session) categories. Six male youth basketball players (age, 16.5±0.5 years; height, 195.5±6.75 cm; body mass, 93.9±10.9 kg; and body mass index, 23.6±2.8 kg.m(-2)) were monitored (HR, type and duration of workouts) during 15 (66 individual) training sessions (80±26 minutes)...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416890/relationship-between-perceived-exertion-during-exercise-and-subsequent-recovery-measurements
#13
T N Mann, R P Lamberts, A Nummela, M I Lambert
The return towards resting homeostasis in the post-exercise period has the potential to represent the internal training load of the preceding exercise bout. However, the relative potential of metabolic and autonomic recovery measurements in this role has not previously been established. Therefore the aim of this study was to investigate which of 4 recovery measurements was most closely associated with Borg's Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE), a measurement widely acknowledged as an integrated measurement of the homeostatic stress of an exercise bout...
March 2017: Biology of Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416211/phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-in-passaged-cell-populations
#14
Rie Sonoi, Mee-Hae Kim, Kenta Yamada, Masahiro Kino-Oka
Human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells at different population doublings (PDs) were cultured for 28 days to examine their phenotypic heterogeneity in a confluent state. In an early population (PD = 2.8), cells showed a cobblestone-like appearance (type I), which gradually became small and tight, and eventually exhibited dark pigmentation. Some cells showed a dome-like structure (type II), which detached from the culture surface during culture. With increasing PD, the cells showed active migration that caused a shift in phenotype from a single layer of large, flattened cells (type III) to a multiple cell layers (stratified) with flattened, irregularly shaped cells (type IV)...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413487/vandetanib-and-adam-inhibitors-synergistically-attenuate-the-pathological-migration-of-ebv-infected-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-by-regulating-the-vegf-mediated-mapk-pathway
#15
Daejin Kim, Hyun-Suk Ko, Ga Bin Park, Dae Young Hur, Yeong Seok Kim, Jae Wook Yang
The extracellular signals induced by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are implicated in choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and thus, are associated with vision-limiting complications in the human retina. Vandetanib is an oral anticancer drug that selectively inhibits the activities of VEGF receptor and epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase; however, the effects of vandetanib on VEGF in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells have not yet been studied. In the present study, a combined treatment of vandetanib and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase (ADAM) protein inhibitors were used to assess the regulation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected ARPE19 cells (ARPE19/EBV) migration as a model of CNV...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412773/massive-subretinal-and-subretinal-pigment-epithelial-hemorrhage-displacement-with-perfluorocarbon-liquid-using-a-two-step-vitrectomy-technique
#16
Efrat Fleissig, Adiel Barak, Michaela Goldstein, Anat Loewenstein, Shulamit Schwartz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and visual outcome of massive submacular hemorrhage (SMH) displacement with a planned two-step pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) using tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and perfluorocarbon liquid (PFCL) tamponade. METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients with age related macular degeneration and SMH was used. All patients underwent a 23G PPV, subretinal tPA injection and a medium term PFCL tamponade...
April 15, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410868/quantifying-cardiorespiratory-responses-resulting-from-speed-and-slope-increments-during-motorized-treadmill-propulsion-among-manual-wheelchair-users
#17
Cindy Gauthier, Murielle Grangeon, Ludivine Ananos, Rachel Brosseau, Dany H Gagnon
BACKGROUND: Cardiorespiratory fitness assessment and training among manual wheelchair (MW) users are predominantly done with an arm-crank ergometer. However, arm-crank ergometer biomechanics differ substantially from MW propulsion biomechanics. This study aimed to quantify cardiorespiratory responses resulting from speed and slope increments during MW propulsion on a motorized treadmill and to calculate a predictive equation based on speed and slope for estimating peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak) in MW users...
April 11, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409515/effects-of-stretching-and-fatigue-on-peak-torque-muscle-imbalance-and-stability
#18
Pablo B Costa, Cassio V Ruas, Cory M Smith
BACKGROUND: The present study examined the acute effects of hamstrings stretching and fatigue on knee extension and flexion peak torque (PT), hamstrings to quadriceps (H:Q) ratio, and postural stability. METHODS: Seventeen women (mean ± SD age = 21.8 ± 2.1 yrs; body mass = 63.0 ± 10.5 kg; height = 164.7 ± 6.2 cm) and eighteen men (25.8 ± 4.6 yrs; 83.6 ± 13.2 kg; 175.3 ± 6.0 cm) took part in three laboratory visits. The first visit was a familiarization session, and the subsequent two visits were randomly assigned as a control or stretching condition...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406180/dna-methylation-landscape-of-ocular-tissue-relative-to-matched-peripheral-blood
#19
Alex W Hewitt, Vania Januar, Alexandra Sexton-Oates, Jihoon E Joo, Maria Franchina, Jie Jin Wang, Helena Liang, Jamie E Craig, Richard Saffery
Epigenetic variation is implicated in a range of non-communicable diseases, including those of the eye. However, investigating the role of epigenetic variation in central tissues, such as eye or brain, remains problematic and peripheral tissues are often used as surrogates. In this study, matched human blood and eye tissue (n = 8) were obtained post-mortem and DNA methylation profiling performed on blood, neurosensory retina, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE)/choroid and optic nerve tissue using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 platform...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403685/salivary-cortisol-responses-and-session-ratings-of-perceived-exertion-to-a-rugby-match-and-fatigue-test
#20
P C Caetano Júnior, M L Castilho, L Raniero
This study compared the effect of an official rugby match and a fatigue test on the salivary cortisol response of 13 rugby players. We also examined the relationship between this cortisol response and session ratings of perceived exertion (session-RPE). We collected saliva before and after the match and fatigue test and assessed physical effort intensity via session-RPE using a CR-10 scale. We measured cortisol concentration by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Results were greater session-RPE and cortisol concentrations for the rugby match, compared with the fatigue test...
January 1, 2017: Perceptual and Motor Skills
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