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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803436/acute-regulated-expression-of-pendrin-in-human-urinary-exosomes
#1
Ganesh Pathare, Nasser Dhayat, Nilufar Mohebbi, Carsten A Wagner, Lydie Cheval, Thomas J Neuhaus, Daniel G Fuster
It is well known that pendrin, an apical Cl(-)/HCO3(-)exchanger in type B intercalated cells, is modulated by chronic acid-base disturbances and electrolyte intake. To study this adaptation further at the acute level, we analyzed urinary exosomes from individuals subjected to oral acute acid, alkali, and NaCl loading. Acute oral NH4Cl loading (n = 8) elicited systemic acidemia with a drop in urinary pH and an increase in urinary NH4 excretion. Nadir urinary pH was achieved 5 h after NH4Cl loading. Exosomal pendrin abundance was dramatically decreased at 3 h after acid loading...
August 12, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801866/neurosecretion-what-can-we-learn-from-chromaffin-cells
#2
REVIEW
Erwin Neher
Many of the molecular players in the stimulus-secretion chain are similarly active in neurosecretion and catecholamine release. Therefore, studying chromaffin cells uncovered many details of the processes of docking, priming, and exocytosis of vesicles. However, morphological specializations at synapses, called active zones (AZs), confer extra speed of response and another layer of control to the fast release of vesicles by action potentials. Work at the Calyx of Held, a glutamatergic nerve terminal, has shown that in addition to such rapidly released vesicles, there is a pool of "Slow Vesicles," which are held to be perfectly release-competent, but lack a final step of tight interaction with the AZ...
August 11, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801776/effects-of-training-status-on-pdh-regulation-in-human-skeletal-muscle-during-exercise
#3
Anders Gudiksen, Lærke Bertholdt, Tomasz Stankiewicz, Jonas Tybirk, Peter Plomgaard, Jens Bangsbo, Henriette Pilegaard
Pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) is the gateway enzyme for carbohydrate-derived pyruvate feeding into the TCA cycle. PDH may play a central role in regulating substrate shifts during exercise, but the influence of training state on PDH regulation during exercise is not fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of training state on post-translational regulation of PDHa activity during submaximal and exhaustive exercise. Eight untrained and nine endurance exercise-trained healthy male subjects performed incremental exercise on a cycle ergometer: 40 min at 50% incremental peak power output (IPPO), 10 min at 65% (IPPO), followed by 80% (IPPO) until exhaustion...
August 11, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791474/acetylcholine-nicotinic-receptor-subtypes-in-chromaffin-cells
#4
REVIEW
Manuel Criado
In the adrenal gland, acetylcholine released on stimulation of the sympathetic splanchnic nerve activates neuronal-type nicotinic receptors (nAChRs) in chromaffin cells and triggers catecholamine secretion. At least two subtypes of nAChRs have been described in bovine chromaffin cells. The main subtype, a heteromeric assembly of α3, β4 and perhaps α5 subunits, is involved in the activation step of the catecholamine secretion process and is not blocked by the snake toxin α-bungarotoxin. The other is α-bungarotoxin-sensitive, and its functional role has not yet been well defined...
August 8, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28785802/effect-of-temperature-on-fad-and-nadh-derived-signals-and-neurometabolic-coupling-in-the-mouse-auditory-and-motor-cortex
#5
Baher A Ibrahim, Huan Wang, Alexandria M H Lesicko, Bethany Bucci, Kush Paul, Daniel A Llano
Tight coupling of neuronal metabolism to synaptic activity is critical to ensure that the supply of metabolic substrates meets the demands of neuronal signaling. Given the impact of temperature on metabolism, and the wide fluctuations of brain temperature observed during clinical hypothermia, we examined the effect of temperature on neurometabolic coupling. Intrinsic fluorescence signals of the oxidized form of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and the reduced form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH), and their ratios, were measured to assess neural metabolic state and local field potentials were recorded to measure synaptic activity in the mouse brain...
August 7, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780592/the-naked-mole-rat-exhibits-an-unusual-cardiac-myofilament-protein-profile-providing-new-insights-into-heart-function-of-this-naturally-subterranean-rodent
#6
Kelly M Grimes, David Y Barefield, Mohit Kumar, James W McNamara, Susan T Weintraub, Pieter P de Tombe, Sakthivel Sadayappan, Rochelle Buffenstein
The long-lived, hypoxic-tolerant naked mole-rat well-maintains cardiac function over its three-decade-long lifespan and exhibits many cardiac features atypical of similar-sized laboratory rodents. For example, they exhibit low heart rates and resting cardiac contractility, yet have a large cardiac reserve. These traits are considered ecophysiological adaptations to their dank subterranean atmosphere of low oxygen and high carbon dioxide levels and may also contribute to negligible declines in cardiac function during aging...
August 5, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779472/how-intravesicular-composition-affects-exocytosis
#7
REVIEW
R Mark Wightman, Natalia Domínguez, Ricardo Borges
Large dense core vesicles and chromaffin granules accumulate solutes at large concentrations (for instance, catecholamines, 0.5-1 M; ATP, 120-300 mM; or Ca(2+), 40 mM (12)). Solutes seem to aggregate to a condensed protein matrix, which is mainly composed of chromogranins, to elude osmotic lysis. This association is also responsible for the delayed release of catecholamines during exocytosis. Here, we compile experimental evidence, obtained since the inception of single-cell amperometry, demonstrating how the alteration of intravesicular composition promotes changes in the quantum characteristics of exocytosis...
August 4, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776263/age-and-ischemia-differentially-impact-mitochondrial-ultrastructure-and-function-in-a-novel-model-of-age-associated-estrogen-deficiency-in-the-female-rat-heart
#8
Alexandra M Garvin, Nicole C Aurigemma, Jenna L Hackenberger, Donna H Korzick
Altered mitochondrial respiration, morphology, and quality control collectively contribute to mitochondrial dysfunction in the aged heart. Because myocardial infarction remains the leading cause of death in aged women, the present study utilized a novel rodent model to recapitulate human menopause to interrogate the combination of age and estrogen deficiency on mitochondrial ultrastructure and function with cardiac ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Female F344 rats were ovariectomized (OVX) at 15 months and studied at 24 months (MO OVX; n = 40) vs adult ovary intact (6 months; n = 41)...
August 4, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776262/visceral-adipose-tissue-derived-serine-protease-inhibitor-prevents-the-development-of-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-rats
#9
Yuzaburo Sakamoto, Satoshi Kameshima, Chiharu Kakuda, Yuta Okamura, Tomoko Kodama, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
Visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin), a recently identified adipocytokine, inhibits inflammation, migration, and apoptosis of vascular cells. We have recently demonstrated that chronic administration of vaspin to spontaneously hypertensive rats partly prevents systemic hypertension through inhibiting inflammation and remodeling of vascular wall. Pulmonary arterial (PA) hypertension (PAH) is caused by PA remodeling, contractile dysfunction, and inflammatory responses. We tested the hypothesis that vaspin could prevent development of PAH in animal model...
August 3, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776261/roles-of-na-ca-2-and-k-channels-in-the-generation-of-repetitive-firing-and-rhythmic-bursting-in-adrenal-chromaffin-cells
#10
REVIEW
Christopher J Lingle, Pedro L Martinez-Espinosa, Laura Guarina, Emilio Carbone
Adrenal chromaffin cells (CCs) are the main source of circulating catecholamines (CAs) that regulate the body response to stress. Release of CAs is controlled neurogenically by the activity of preganglionic sympathetic neurons through trains of action potentials (APs). APs in CCs are generated by robust depolarization following the activation of nicotinic and muscarinic receptors that are highly expressed in CCs. Bovine, rat, mouse, and human CCs also express a composite array of Na(+), K(+), and Ca(2+) channels that regulate the resting potential, shape the APs, and set the frequency of AP trains...
August 3, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766141/key-role-of-segment-is4-in-cav1-2-inactivation-link-between-activation-and-inactivation
#11
Stanislav Andranovits, Stanislav Beyl, Annette Hohaus, Eva Maria Zangerl-Plessl, Eugen Timin, Steffen Hering
Inactivation of L-type calcium channel (Cav1.2) is an important determinant of the length of the cardiac action potential. Here, we report a key role of the voltage-sensing segment IS4 in Cav1.2 inactivation. Neutralization of IS4 charges gradually shifted the steady-state inactivation curve on the voltages axis from 5.1 ± 3.7 mV in single point mutant IS4(K1Q) to -26.7 ± 1.3 mV in quadruple mutant IS4(K1Q/R2Q/R3Q/R4Q) compared to wild-type (WT) and accelerated inactivation. The slope factor of the Boltzmann curve of inactivation was decreased from 17...
August 1, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762163/polycystin-2-dependent-cardio-protective-mechanisms-revealed-by-cardiac-stress
#12
Esther Giehl, Fernanda O Lemos, Yan Huang, Frank J Giordano, Ivana Y Kuo, Barbara E Ehrlich
Although autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by the development of multiple kidney cysts, the most frequent cause of death in ADPKD patients is cardiovascular disease. ADPKD is linked to mutations in PKD1 or pkd2, the genes that encode for the proteins polycystin 1 and polycystin 2 (PC1 and PC2, respectively). The cardiovascular complications have been assumed to be a consequence of renal hypertension and activation of renin/angiotensin/aldosterone (RAAS) pathway. However, the expression of PC1 and PC2 in cardiac tissue suggests additional direct effects of these proteins on cardiac function...
July 31, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762162/effect-of-acute-treadmill-exercise-on-cisplatin-induced-muscle-atrophy-in-the-mouse
#13
Hiroyasu Sakai, Minami Kimura, Yosuke Isa, Saori Yabe, Akihide Maruyama, Yukari Tsuruno, Yuki Kai, Fumiaki Sato, Tetsuro Yumoto, Yoshihiko Chiba, Minoru Narita
Cisplatin, a platinum-based anti-cancer drug, is one of the most effective broad-spectrum anti-cancer agents used against various cancers. It has been recently suggested that low skeletal muscle mass is predictive of mortality in patients with cancer. Although several molecules produced by the actual tumor itself contribute to skeletal muscle impairment, we recently suggested that the administration of cisplatin could increase levels of muscle RING finger-1 (MuRF1) and atrogin-1, possibly leading to muscle atrophy in the mouse...
July 31, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762161/muscarinic-receptors-in-adrenal-chromaffin-cells-physiological-role-and-regulation-of-ion-channels
#14
REVIEW
Masumi Inoue, Hidetada Matsuoka, Keita Harada, Lung-Sen Kao
Adrenal medullary chromaffin cells in mammals are innervated by sympathetic preganglionic nerve fibers, as are sympathetic ganglion neurons. Acetylcholine in the ganglion neurons is well established as mediating fast and slow excitatory postsynaptic potentials through nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (AChRs), respectively. The role of muscarinic AChRs during neuronal transmission in chromaffin cells varies among different mammals. Furthermore, the ion channel mechanisms associated with the muscarinic AChR-mediated increase in excitability of chromaffin cells are complicated and different from the excitation of ganglion neurons, which has been ascribed to the inhibition of M-type K(+) channels...
July 31, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748319/diverse-action-of-repeated-corticosterone-treatment-on-synaptic-transmission-neuronal-plasticity-and-morphology-in-superficial-and-deep-layers-of-the-rat-motor-cortex
#15
Joanna Kula, Anna Gugula, Anna Blasiak, Bartosz Bobula, Joanna Danielewicz, Alan Kania, Grzegorz Tylko, Grzegorz Hess
One of the adverse effects of prolonged stress in rats is impaired performance of skilled reaching and walking tasks. The mechanisms that lead to these abnormalities are incompletely understood. Therefore, we compared the effects of twice daily repeated corticosterone injections for 7 days on miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents (mEPSCs), as well as on synaptic plasticity and morphology of layers II/III and V pyramidal neurons of the primary motor cortex (M1) of male Wistar rats. Corticosterone treatment resulted in increased frequency, but not amplitude, of mEPSCs in layer II/III neurons accompanied by increased complexity of the apical part of their dendritic tree, with no changes in the density of dendritic spines...
July 27, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741179/activation-of-liver-x-receptor-inhibits-oct2-mediated-organic-cation-transport-in-renal-proximal-tubular-cells
#16
Teerasak Wongwan, Suticha Kittayaruksakul, Nithi Asavapanumas, Varanuj Chatsudthipong, Sunhapas Soodvilai
Liver X receptor (LXR) is transcriptional factor that plays an important role in the regulation of energy metabolism such as cholesterol, lipid, and glucose metabolism as well as membrane transporters and channels. Using both in vitro and in vivo models, LXR regulation of the expression and function of renal organic cation transporter 2 (OCT2) was observed. Synthetic LXR agonist (GW3965) and endogenous LXR agonist (22R-hydroxycholesterol) significantly reduced the uptake of (3)H-MPP(+), a prototypic substrate of OCT2, in both OCT2- Chinese hamster ovary K1 and human renal proximal tubular cells (RPTEC/TERT1)...
July 25, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735419/modulation-of-human-kv4-3-kchip2-channel-inactivation-kinetics-by-cytoplasmic-ca%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C2%BA
#17
Christiane Groen, Robert Bähring
The transient outward current (I to) in the human heart is mediated by Kv4.3 channels complexed with Kv channel interacting protein (KChIP) 2, a cytoplasmic Ca(2+)-binding EF-hand protein known to modulate Kv4.3 inactivation gating upon heterologous co-expression. We studied Kv4.3 channels co-expressed with wild-type (wt) or EF-hand-mutated (?EF) KChIP2 in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells. Co-expression took place in the absence or presence of BAPTA-AM, and macroscopic currents were recorded in the whole-cell patch-clamp configuration with different free Ca(2+) concentrations in the patch-pipette...
July 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735418/gap-junction-communication-between-chromaffin-cells-the-hidden-face-of-adrenal-stimulus-secretion-coupling
#18
REVIEW
Nathalie C Guérineau
From birth to death, catecholamine secretion undergoes continuous adjustments, allowing the organism to adapt to homeostasis changes. To cope with these stressful conditions, the neuroendocrine cells of the adrenal medulla play an immediate and crucial role. Chromaffin cell-driven catecholamine release is chiefly controlled by a neurogenic command that arises from the sympathetic nervous system, which releases acetylcholine at the splanchnic nerve terminal-chromaffin cell synapses. In addition to receiving several synaptic inputs individually, chromaffin cells are coupled by gap junctions...
July 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733893/effects-of-new-generation-tmem16a-inhibitors-on-calcium-activated-chloride-currents-in-rabbit-urethral-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
#19
Stephen Fedigan, Eamonn Bradley, Timothy Webb, Roddy J Large, Mark A Hollywood, Keith D Thornbury, Noel G McHale, Gerard P Sergeant
Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) isolated from the rabbit urethra exhibit Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) currents (I ClCa) that are important for the development of urethral tone. Here, we examined if TMEM16A (ANO1) contributed to this activity by examining the effect of "new-generation" TMEM16A inhibitors, CACCinh-A01 and T16Ainh-A01, on I ClCa recorded from freshly isolated rabbit urethral ICC (RUICC) and on contractions of intact strips of rabbit urethra smooth muscle. Real-time quantitative PCR experiments demonstrated that TMEM16A was highly expressed in rabbit urethra smooth muscle, in comparison to TMEM16B and TMEM16F...
July 21, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730385/the-role-of-f-actin-in-the-transport-and-secretion-of-chromaffin-granules-an-historic-perspective
#20
REVIEW
Luis M Gutiérrez, José Villanueva
Actin is one of the most ubiquitous protein playing fundamental roles in a variety of cellular processes. Since early in the 1980s, it was evident that filamentous actin (F-actin) formed a peripheral cortical barrier that prevented vesicles to access secretory sites in chromaffin cells in culture. Later, around 2000, it was described that the F-actin structure accomplishes a dual role serving both vesicle transport and retentive purposes and undergoing dynamic transient changes during cell stimulation. The complex role of the F-actin cytoskeleton in neuroendocrine secretion was further evidenced when it has been proved to participate in the scaffold structure holding together the secretory machinery at active sites and participate in the generation of mechanical forces that drive the opening of the fusion pore, during the first decade of the present century...
July 20, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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