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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101649/molecular-mechanism-of-sarcopenia-and-cachexia-recent-research-advances
#1
REVIEW
Kunihiro Sakuma, Wataru Aoi, Akihiko Yamaguchi
Skeletal muscle provides a fundamental basis for human function, enabling locomotion and respiration. Muscle loss occurs as a consequence of several chronic diseases (cachexia) and normal aging (sarcopenia). Although many negative regulators (atrogin-1, muscle ring finger-1, nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-κB), myostatin, etc.) have been proposed to enhance protein degradation during both sarcopenia and cachexia, the adaptation of these mediators markedly differs within both conditions. Sarcopenia and cachectic muscles have been demonstrated to be abundant in myostatin-linked molecules...
January 19, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054154/interstitial-cell-modulation-of-pyeloureteric-peristalsis-in-the-mouse-renal-pelvis-examined-using-fibsem-tomography-and-calcium-indicators
#2
Hikaru Hashitani, Michael J Nguyen, Haruka Noda, Retsu Mitsui, Ryuhei Higashi, Keisuke Ohta, Kei-Ichiro Nakamura, Richard J Lang
Typical and atypical smooth muscle cells (TSMCs and ASMCs, respectively) and interstitial cells (ICs) within the pacemaker region of the mouse renal pelvis were examined using focused ion beam scanning electron (FIB SEM) tomography, immunohistochemistry and Ca(2+) imaging. Individual cells within 500-900 electron micrograph stacks were volume rendered and associations with their neighbours established. 'Ribbon-shaped', Ano1 Cl(-) channel immuno-reactive ICs were present in the adventitia and the sub-urothelial space adjacent to the TSMC layer...
January 4, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028617/calcium-gated-k-channels-of-the-kca1-1-and-kca3-1-type-couple-intracellular-ca-2-signals-to-membrane-hyperpolarization-in-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-the-human-adipose-tissue
#3
Michail V Tarasov, Marina F Bystrova, Polina D Kotova, Olga A Rogachevskaja, Veronika Y Sysoeva, Stanislav S Kolesnikov
Electrogenesis in mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) remains poorly understood. Little is known about ion channels active in resting MSCs and activated upon MSC stimulation, particularly, by agonists mobilizing Ca(2+) in the MSC cytoplasm. A variety of Ca(2+)-gated ion channels may couple Ca(2+) signals to polarization of the plasma membrane. Here, we studied MSCs from the human adipose tissue and found that in cells responsive to ATP and adenosine with Ca(2+) transients or exhibiting spontaneous Ca(2+) oscillations, Ca(2+) bursts were associated with hyperpolarization mediated by Ca(2+)-gated K(+) channels...
December 27, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013412/the-inhibition-of-voltage-gated-h-channel-hvcn1-induces-acidification-of-leukemic-jurkat-t-cells-promoting-cell-death-by-apoptosis
#4
Agustín Asuaje, Paola Smaldini, Pedro Martín, Nicolás Enrique, Alejandro Orlowski, Ernesto A Aiello, Carlos Gonzalez León, Guillermo Docena, Verónica Milesi
Cellular energetic deregulation is widely known to produce an overproduction of acidic species in cancer cells. This acid overload must be counterbalanced with a high rate of H(+) extrusion to maintain cell viability. In this sense, many H(+) transporters have been reported to be crucial for cell survival and proposed as antineoplastic target. By the way, voltage-gated proton channels (Hv1) mediate highly selective H(+) outward currents, capable to compensate acid burden in brief periods of time. This structure is canonically described acting as NADPH oxidase counterbalance in reactive oxygen species production...
December 24, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012000/differential-distribution-and-functional-impact-of-bk-channel-beta1-subunits-across-mesenteric-coronary-and-different-cerebral-arteries-of-the-rat
#5
Guruprasad Kuntamallappanavar, Shivantika Bisen, Anna N Bukiya, Alex M Dopico
Large conductance, Ca(2+)i- and voltage-gated K(+) (BK) channels regulate myogenic tone and, thus, arterial diameter. In smooth muscle (SM), BK channels include channel-forming α and auxiliary β1 subunits. BK β1 increases the channel's Ca(2+) sensitivity, allowing BK channels to negatively feedback on depolarization-induced Ca(2+) entry, oppose SM contraction and favor vasodilation. Thus, endothelial-independent vasodilation can be evoked though targeting of SM BK β1 by endogenous ligands, including lithocholate (LCA)...
December 24, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999941/extracellular-phosphates-enhance-activities-of-voltage-gated-proton-channels-and-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-murine-osteoclast-like-cells
#6
Guangshuai Li, Katsuyuki Miura, Miyuki Kuno
Osteoclasts are highly differentiated bone-resorbing cells and play a significant role in bone remodelling. In the resorption pit, inorganic phosphate (Pi) concentrations increase because of degradation of hydroxyapatite. We studied effects of extracellular Pi on voltage-gated H(+) channels in osteoclast-like cells derived from a macrophage cell line (RAW264). Extracellular Pi (1.25-20 mM) increased the H(+) channel currents dose dependently and reversibly. The Pi-induced increases were attenuated by removal of extracellular Na(+) and by phosphonoformic acid, a blocker of Na(+)-dependent Pi transporters...
December 21, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999940/fhf2-isoforms-differentially-regulate-nav1-6-mediated-resurgent-sodium-currents-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#7
Cindy Barbosa, Yucheng Xiao, Andrew J Johnson, Wenrui Xie, Judith A Strong, Jun-Ming Zhang, Theodore R Cummins
Nav1.6 and Nav1.6-mediated resurgent currents have been implicated in several pain pathologies. However, our knowledge of how fast resurgent currents are modulated in neurons is limited. Our study explored the potential regulation of Nav1.6-mediated resurgent currents by isoforms of fibroblast growth factor homologous factor 2 (FHF2) in an effort to address the gap in our knowledge. FHF2 isoforms colocalize with Nav1.6 in peripheral sensory neurons. Cell line studies suggest that these proteins differentially regulate inactivation...
December 20, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988841/so4-uptake-and-catalase-role-in-preconditioning-after-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-erythrocytes
#8
Rossana Morabito, Alessia Remigante, Maria Letizia Di Pietro, Antonino Giannetto, Giuseppina La Spada, Angela Marino
Preconditioning (PC) is an adaptive response to a mild and transient oxidative stress, shown for the first time in myocardial cells and not described in erythrocytes so far. The possible adaptation of human erythrocytes to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced oxidative stress has been here verified by monitoring one of band 3 protein functions, i.e., Cl(-)/HCO3(-) exchange, through rate constant for SO4(=) uptake measurement. With this aim, erythrocytes were exposed to a mild and transient oxidative stress (30 min to either 10 or 100 μM H2O2), followed by a stronger oxidant condition (300- or, alternatively, 600-μM H2O2 treatment)...
December 17, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981364/synergistic-interplay-of-g%C3%AE-%C3%AE-and-phosphatidylinositol-4-5-bisphosphate-dictates-kv7-4-channel-activity
#9
Oleksandr V Povstyan, Vincenzo Barrese, Jennifer B Stott, Iain A Greenwood
Kv7.4 channels are key determinants of arterial contractility and cochlear mechanosensation that, like all Kv7 channels, have an obligatory requirement for phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PIP2). βγ G proteins (Gβγ) have been identified as novel positive regulators of Kv7.4. The present study ascertained whether Gβγ increased Kv7.4 open probability through an increased sensitivity to PIP2. In HEK cells stably expressing Kv7.4, PIP2 or Gβγ increased open probability in a concentration dependent manner...
December 15, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975141/glucose-and-angiotensin-ii-derived-endothelial-extracellular-vesicles-regulate-endothelial-dysfunction-via-erk1-2-activation
#10
Kumiko Taguchi, Mari Hida, Haruka Narimatsu, Takayuki Matsumoto, Tsuneo Kobayashi
In various diseases, including diabetes, extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been detected in circulation and tissues. EVs are small membrane vesicles released from various cell types under varying conditions. Recently, endothelial cell-derived EVs (EEVs) were identified as a marker of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes, but the ensuing mechanisms remain poorly understood. In this study, we dissected the ensuing pathways with respect to nitric oxide (NO) production under the condition of type 2 diabetes. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with glucose alone and with glucose in combination with angiotensin II (Ang II) for 48 h...
December 14, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975140/profound-hypothermia-after-adenosine-kinase-inhibition-in-a1ar-deficient-mice-suggests-a-receptor-independent-effect-of-intracellular-adenosine
#11
Christoph Eisner, SooMi Kim, Alexandra Grill, Yan Qin, Marion Hoerl, Josephine Briggs, Hayo Castrop, Manfred Thiel, Jurgen Schnermann
Administration of the nucleoside adenosine has been shown to induce hypothermia in a number of species, an effect mediated predominantly by the adenosine 1 receptor (A1AR) subtype. The present experiments were performed to explore the possibility that the rise of intracellular adenosine levels expected to accompany adenosine administration may contribute to the hypothermic effect of adenosine independent of A1AR activation. Since phosphorylation of adenosine by adenosine kinase (ADK) is causal in the maintenance of low intracellular adenosine, we have examined the effect of ADK inhibition on core body temperature (CBT)...
December 14, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942992/increased-bone-resorption-by-osteoclast-specific-deletion-of-the-sodium-calcium-exchanger-isoform-1-ncx1
#12
Giuseppe Albano, Silvia Dolder, Mark Siegrist, Annie Mercier-Zuber, Muriel Auberson, Candice Stoudmann, Willy Hofstetter, Olivier Bonny, Daniel G Fuster
Calcium is a key component of the bone mineral hydroxyapatite. During osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, hydroxyapatite is dissolved and significant quantities of calcium are released. Several calcium transport systems have previously been identified in osteoclasts, including members of the sodium/calcium exchanger (NCX) family. Expression pattern and physiological role of NCX isoforms in osteoclasts, however, remain largely unknown at the moment. Our data indicate that all three NCX isoforms (NCX1, NCX2, and NCX3) are present in murine osteoclasts...
December 9, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921211/helix-o-modulates-voltage-dependency-of-clc-1
#13
Ju Yong Seong, Kotdaji Ha, Chansik Hong, Jongyun Myeong, Hyun-Ho Lim, Dongki Yang, Insuk So
The chloride channel (CLC) family of proteins consists of channels and transporters that share similarities in architecture and play essential roles in physiological functions. Among the CLC family, CLC-1 channels have the representative homodimeric double-barreled structure carrying two gating processes. One is protopore gating that acts on each pore independently by glutamate residue (Eext). The other is common gating that closes both pores simultaneously in association with large conformational changes across each subunit...
December 5, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900462/effects-of-a-trpv1-agonist-capsaicin-on-respiratory-rhythm-generation-in-brainstem-spinal-cord-preparation-from-newborn-rats
#14
Mariho Tani, Sayumi Kotani, Chikara Hayakawa, Shih-Tien Lin, Saki Irie, Keiko Ikeda, Kiyoshi Kawakami, Hiroshi Onimaru
The heat-sensitive transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels are expressed in the peripheral and central nervous systems. However, there is no report on how the activation of TRPV1 causes the modulation of neuronal activity in the medullary respiratory center. We examined effects of capsaicin, a specific agonist of TRPV1 channels, on respiratory rhythm generation in brainstem-spinal cord preparation from newborn rats. Capsaicin induced a biphasic response in the respiratory rhythm (a transient decrease followed by an increase in the C4 rate)...
November 29, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866274/ryanodine-receptor-type-3-does-not-contribute-to-contractions-in-the-mouse-myometrium-regardless-of-pregnancy
#15
Katsuhito Matsuki, Masashi Takemoto, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Hisao Yamamura, Susumu Ohya, Hiroshi Takeshima, Yuji Imaizumi
Ryanodine receptor type 3 (RyR3) is expressed in myometrial smooth muscle cells (MSMCs). The short isoform of RyR3 is a dominant negative variant (DN-RyR3) and negatively regulates the functions of RyR2 and full-length (FL)-RyR3. DN-RyR3 has been suggested to function as a major RyR3 isoform in non-pregnant (NP) mouse MSMCs, and FL-RyR3 may also be upregulated during pregnancy (P). This increase in the FL-RyR3/DN-RyR3 ratio may contribute to the strong contractions by MSMCs for parturition. In the present study, spontaneous contractions by the myometrium in NP and P mice were highly susceptible to nifedipine but were not affected by ryanodine...
November 20, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987038/efficient-genome-editing-of-differentiated-renal-epithelial-cells
#16
Alexis Hofherr, Tilman Busch, Nora Huber, Andreas Nold, Albert Bohn, Amandine Viau, Frank Bienaimé, E Wolfgang Kuehn, Sebastian J Arnold, Michael Köttgen
Recent advances in genome editing technologies have enabled the rapid and precise manipulation of genomes, including the targeted introduction, alteration, and removal of genomic sequences. However, respective methods have been described mainly in non-differentiated or haploid cell types. Genome editing of well-differentiated renal epithelial cells has been hampered by a range of technological issues, including optimal design, efficient expression of multiple genome editing constructs, attainable mutation rates, and best screening strategies...
February 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928644/cardioprotection-by-remote-ischemic-conditioning-and-its-signal-transduction
#17
REVIEW
Petra Kleinbongard, Andreas Skyschally, Gerd Heusch
Cardioprotective strategies aim to salvage myocardium from ischemia/reperfusion injury and to reduce infarct size and its consequences. Different stimuli, acting at sites remote from the heart (remote conditioning), activate molecular self-defense mechanisms at the target organ heart as well as in other parenchymal organs. Remote conditioning of the heart has been established in many experimental studies and successfully translated to patients. Remote ischemic conditioning by short repetitive cycles of ischemia/reperfusion on an extremity reduces infarct size and improves the prognosis of patients with reperfused myocardial infarction...
February 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988840/claudin-proteins-outside-in-signaling-and-carcinogenesis
#18
REVIEW
Amar B Singh, Srijayaprakash B Uppada, Punita Dhawan
Environment affects an individual's development and disease risk which then suggest that the environmental cues must have ways of reaching to the cellular nuclei to orchestrate desired genetic changes. Polarized and differentiated epithelial cells join together by cell-cell adhesions to create a protective sheet which separates body's internal milieu from its environment, albeit in highly regulated manner. Among these cell-cell adhesions, a key role of tight junction, the apical cell-cell adhesion, in maintaining epithelial cell polarity and differentiation is well recognized...
January 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957611/barrier-function-in-the-peripheral-and-central-nervous-system-a-review
#19
REVIEW
A K Reinhold, H L Rittner
The peripheral (PNS) and central nervous system (CNS) are delicate structures, highly sensitive to homeostatic changes-and crucial for basic vital functions. Thus, a selection of barriers ensures the protection of the nervous system from noxious blood-borne or surrounding stimuli. In this chapter, anatomy and functioning of the blood-nerve (BNB), the blood-brain (BBB), and the blood-spinal cord barriers (BSCB) are presented and the key tight junction (TJ) proteins described: claudin-1, claudin-3, claudin-5, claudin-11, claudin-12, claudin-19, occludin, Zona occludens-1 (ZO-1), and tricellulin are by now identified as relevant for nerval barriers...
January 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942952/one-gene-two-paracellular-ion-channels-claudin-10-in-the-kidney
#20
REVIEW
Susanne Milatz, Tilman Breiderhoff
Claudins are tight junction membrane proteins and regulate the paracellular passage of ions and water. They can seal the paracellular cleft against solute passage but also form paracellular channels. They are tetraspan proteins with two extracellular segments. Claudin-10 exists in at least two functional isoforms, claudin-10a and claudin-10b, that differ in their first transmembrane segment and first extracellular segment. Both isoforms act as selective paracellular ion channels, either for anions (claudin-10a) or for cations (claudin-10b)...
January 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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