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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965649/ca-2-signaling-and-cell-death-focus-on-ca-2-transport-systems-and-their-implication-in-cell-death-and-survival
#1
EDITORIAL
Geert Bultynck, Jan B Parys
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129208/augmented-gene-expression-triggered-by-na-k-atpase-inhibition-role-of-ca-2-i-mediated-and-independent-excitation-transcription-coupling
#2
Larisa V Smolyaninova, Svetlana V Koltsova, Svetlana V Sidorenko, Sergei N Orlov
In rat vascular smooth muscle cells (RVSMC), 3-h Na(+),K(+)-ATPase inhibition by ouabain or in K(+)-free medium resulted in the inversion of the [Na(+)]i/[K(+)]i ratio and elevation up to 7-fold the content of Egr1, Atf3, Nr4a1 and Ptgs2 mRNAs. Ouabain increased the rate of 45Ca(2+) influx by 2-fold that was abolished by L-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channel blocker nicardipine, but it was resistant to Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger inhibitor KB-R7943. To study the role of Ca(2+)-mediated signaling in the expression of Na(+)i/K(+)i-sensitive genes we used intracellular Ca(2+) chelator BAPTA and incubated RVSMC in Ca(2+)-free medium...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129207/fusion-pore-in-exocytosis-more-than-an-exit-gate-a-%C3%AE-cell-perspective
#3
REVIEW
Benoit Hastoy, Anne Clark, Patrik Rorsman, Jochen Lang
Secretory vesicle exocytosis is a fundamental biological event and the process by which hormones (like insulin) are released into the blood. Considerable progress has been made in understanding this precisely orchestrated sequence of events from secretory vesicle docked at the cell membrane, hemifusion, to the opening of a membrane fusion pore. The exact biophysical and physiological regulation of these events implies a close interaction between membrane proteins and lipids in a confined space and constrained geometry to ensure appropriate delivery of cargo...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129206/differential-cytotoxicity-and-intracellular-calcium-signalling-following-activation-of-the-calcium-permeable-ion-channels-trpv1-and-trpa1
#4
Thomas Stueber, Mirjam J Eberhardt, Yaki Caspi, Shaya Lev, Alexander Binshtok, Andreas Leffler
Several members of the transient receptor channel (TRP) family can mediate a calcium-dependent cytotoxicity. In sensory neurons, vanilloids like capsaicin induce neurotoxicity by activating TRPV1. The closely related ion channel TRPA1 is also activated by irritants, but it is unclear if and how TRPA1 mediates cell death. In the present study we explored cytotoxicity and intracellular calcium signalling resulting from activation of TRPV1 and TRPA1, either heterologously expressed in HEK 293 cells or in native mouse dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129205/the-steroid-hormone-20-hydroxyecdysone-upregulates-calcium-release-activated-calcium-channel-modulator-1-expression-to-induce-apoptosis-in-the-midgut-of-helicoverpa-armigera
#5
Yong-Bo Li, Xu-Yang Pei, Di Wang, Cai-Hua Chen, Mei-Juan Cai, Jin-Xing Wang, Xiao-Fan Zhao
Animal steroid hormones stimulate extracellular Ca(2+) influx into cells; however, the mechanism remains unclear. In this study, we determined that the Ca(2+) influx induced by steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E) is mediated by the calcium release-activated calcium channel modulator 1 (CRACM1/Orai1). The Orai1 mRNA is highly expressed during midgut programmed cell death in the lepidopteran insect Helicoverpa armigera. 20E upregulated the expression of Orai1 in H. armigera larvae and in an epidermal cell line (HaEpi)...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129204/satnav-for-cells-destination-membrane-fusion
#6
REVIEW
Matthew Holt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129203/naadp-evoked-ca-2-signals-through-two-pore-channel-1-require-arginine-residues-in-the-first-s4-s5-linker
#7
Sandip Patel, Dev Churamani, Eugen Brailoiu
Two-pore channels (TPCs) are two-domain members of the voltage-gated ion channel superfamily that localize to acidic organelles. Their mechanism of activation (ligands such as NAADP/PI(3,5)P2 versus voltage) and ion selectivity (Ca(2+) versus Na(+)) is debated. Here we report that a cluster of arginine residues in the first domain required for selective voltage-gating of TPC1 map not to the voltage-sensing fourth transmembrane region (S4) but to a cytosolic downstream region (S4-S5 linker). These residues are conserved between TPC isoforms suggesting a generic role in TPC activation...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029794/rho-kinase-inhibition-reverses-impaired-ca-2-handling-and-associated-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#8
Yusuf Olgar, Murat Cenk Celen, Bilge Eren Yamasan, Nihal Ozturk, Belma Turan, Semir Ozdemir
Recent studies have implicated a relationship between RhoA/ROCK activity and defective Ca(2+) homeostasis in hypertrophic hearts. This study investigated molecular mechanism underlying ROCK inhibition-mediated cardioprotection against pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy, with a focus on Ca(2+) homeostasis. Cardiac hypertrophy model was established by performing transverse aortic constriction (TAC) in 8-week-old male rats. Groups were assigned as SHAM, TAC and TAC+Fas (rats undergoing TAC and treated with fasudil)...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029793/high-extracellular-ca-2-enhances-the-adipocyte-accumulation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-through-a-decrease-in-camp
#9
Ryota Hashimoto, Youichi Katoh, Yuki Miyamoto, Kyoko Nakamura, Seigo Itoh, Hiroyuki Daida, Yuji Nakazato, Takao Okada
Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) are common progenitors of both adipocytes and osteoblasts. We recently suggested that increased [Ca(2+)]o caused by bone resorption might accelerate adipocyte accumulation in response to treatment with both insulin and dexamethasone. In this study, we investigated the mechanism by which high [Ca(2+)]o enhances adipocyte accumulation. We used primary mouse BMSCs and evaluated the levels of adipocyte accumulation by measuring Oil Red O staining. CaSR agonists (both Ca(2+) and Sr(2+)) enhanced the accumulation of adipocytes among BMSCs in response to treatment with both insulin and dexamethasone...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029792/analyzing-optical-imaging-of-ca-2-signals-via-tirf-microscopy-the-limits-on-resolution-due-to-chemical-rates-and-depth-of-the-channels
#10
Patrick Toglia, Ghanim Ullah, John E Pearson
High resolution total internal reflection (TIRF) microscopy (TIRFM) together with detailed computational modeling provides a powerful approach towards the understanding of a wide range of Ca(2+) signals mediated by the ubiquitous inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptor (IP3R) channel. Exploiting this fruitful collaboration further requires close agreement between the models and observations. However, elementary Ca(2+) release events, puffs, imaged through TIRFM do not show the rapid single-channel openings and closings during and between puffs as are present in simulated puffs using data-driven single channel models...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029791/in-search-for-globally-disordered-apo-parvalbumins-case-of-parvalbumin-%C3%AE-1-from-coho-salmon
#11
Alisa A Vologzhannikova, Polina A Khorn, Alexei S Kazakov, Ramis G Ismailov, Andrei S Sokolov, Vladimir N Uversky, Eugene A Permyakov, Sergei E Permyakov
Parvalbumin (PA) is a classical EF-hand calcium-binding protein of muscle, neuronal, and other tissues, and a major fish allergen. Although certain apo-PAs lack tertiary structure, functional implications of that feature and its structural prerequisites remain unclear. In a search for unstable PAs, we probed conformational stability of parvalbumin β-1 from coho salmon (csPA), a cold water fish species, using circular dichroism, scanning calorimetry, hydrophobic probe fluorescence, limited proteolysis, chemical crosslinking and dynamic light scattering techniques...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029790/dynamics-of-surface-neurotransmitter-receptors-and-transporters-in-glial-cells-single-molecule-insights
#12
REVIEW
Silvia Ciappelloni, Ciaran Murphy-Royal, Julien P Dupuis, Stéphane H R Oliet, Laurent Groc
The surface dynamics of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters, as well as ion channels, has been well-documented in neurons, revealing complex molecular behaviour and key physiological functions. However, our understanding of the membrane trafficking and dynamics of the signalling molecules located at the plasma membrane of glial cells is still in its infancy. Yet, recent breakthroughs in the field of glial cells have been obtained using combination of superresolution microscopy, single molecule imaging, and electrophysiological recordings...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029789/vesicle-fusion-and-fission-in-plants-and-yeast
#13
REVIEW
Bayram Cucu, Daniel Degreif, Adam Bertl, Gerhard Thiel
Measurements of the membrane capacitance on animal cells has provided an excellent technique for monitoring of exo- and endocytotic activity in intact living cells. Here we review recent data in which the same technique was applied to plant cells and cells of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The data show that unitary exo- and endocytotic events can also be measured with the same technique after removing the cell wall from these cells. The resulting protoplasts execute the same type of transient and permanent fusion/fission that is known from animal cells...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029788/differential-ca-2-mobilization-and-mast-cell-degranulation-by-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-and-gpcr-mediated-signaling
#14
Ying-Chi Chen, Yu-Chung Chang, Heng-Ai Chang, Yu-Shan Lin, Chiung-Wen Tsao, Meng-Ru Shen, Wen-Tai Chiu
Mast cells play a primary role in allergic diseases. During an allergic reaction, mast cell activation is initiated by cross-linking IgE-FcεRI complex by multivalent antigen resulting in degranulation. Additionally, G protein-coupled receptors also induce degranulation upon activation. However, the spatio-temporal relationship between Ca(2+) mobilization and mast cell degranulation is not well understood. We investigated the relationship between oscillations in Ca(2+) level and mast cell degranulation upon stimulation in rat RBL-2H3 cells...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029787/early-testosterone-replacement-attenuates-intracellular-calcium-dyshomeostasis-in-the-heart-of-testosterone-deprived-male-rats
#15
Punate Weerateerangkul, Krekwit Shinlapawittayatorn, Siripong Palee, Nattayaporn Apaijai, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
BACKGROUND: Testosterone deficiency in elderly men increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. In bilateral orchiectomized (ORX) animals, impaired cardiac Ca(2+) regulation was observed, and this impairment could be improved by testosterone replacement, indicating the important role of testosterone in cardiac Ca(2+) regulation. However, the temporal changes of Ca(2+) dyshomeostasis in testosterone-deprived conditions are unclear. Moreover, the effects of early vs. late testosterone replacement are unknown...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029786/cell-calcium-special-issue-preface
#16
EDITORIAL
Thomas Gudermann, Veit Flockerzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029785/a-single-dose-of-cocaine-potentiates-glutamatergic-synaptic-transmission-onto-locus-coeruleus-neurons
#17
Feipeng Zhu, Qihui Wu, Jie Li, Katarzyna Grycel, Bing Liu, Xiaoxuan Sun, Li Zhou, Ruiyin Jiao, Rui Song, Younus M Khan, Qinglong Wang, Lun Wang, Yongxin Xu, Jin Li, Bo Zhang, Zhuan Zhou
The brainstem locus coeruleus (LC), the primary norepinephrinergic (NE) nucleus in the brain, has been implicated in the abuse of drugs such as opioids. However, whether and how the LC-NE system is involved in cocaine addiction remains elusive. Here, we demonstrated cocaine-evoked synaptic plasticity of glutamatergic transmission onto LC neurons as one of the earliest traces occurring after a single injection of cocaine. Twenty-four hours after mice were injected intraperitoneally with cocaine, the evoked α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor (AMPAR) mediated synaptic transmission onto LC neurons were strongly potentiated without major effect on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) mediated synaptic transmission...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029784/regulation-of-insulin-exocytosis-by-calcium-dependent-protein-kinase-c-in-beta-cells
#18
REVIEW
Adam J Trexler, Justin W Taraska
The control of insulin release from pancreatic beta cells helps ensure proper blood glucose level, which is critical for human health. Protein kinase C has been shown to be one key control mechanism for this process. After glucose stimulation, calcium influx into beta cells triggers exocytosis of insulin-containing dense-core granules and activates protein kinase C via calcium-dependent phospholipase C-mediated generation of diacylglycerol. Activated protein kinase C potentiates insulin release by enhancing the calcium sensitivity of exocytosis, likely by affecting two main pathways that could be linked: (1) the reorganization of the cortical actin network, and (2) the direct phosphorylation of critical exocytotic proteins such as munc18, SNAP25, and synaptotagmin...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571899/genetic-strategies-to-analyze-primary-trp-channel-expressing-cells-in-mice
#19
REVIEW
Amanda Wyatt, Philipp Wartenberg, Michael Candlish, Gabriela Krasteva-Christ, Veit Flockerzi, Ulrich Boehm
Transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels regulate fundamental biological processes throughout the body. TRP channel dysfunction has been causally linked to a number of disease states and thus establishes these channels as promising therapeutic targets. In order to dissect the physiological role of individual TRP channels in specific tissues, a detailed understanding of the expression pattern of the different TRP channels throughout the organism is essential. We provide an overview of recent efforts to generate novel TRP channel reporter mouse strains for all 28 TRP channels encoded in the mouse genome to understand expression of these channels with a single-cell resolution in an organism-wide manner...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549569/trpm-channels-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-against-pro-inflammatory-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Susanna Zierler, Sarah Hampe, Wiebke Nadolni
The immune system protects our body against foreign pathogens. However, if it overshoots or turns against itself, pro-inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, or diabetes develop. Ions, the most basic signaling molecules, shape intracellular signaling cascades resulting in immune cell activation and subsequent immune responses. Mutations in ion channels required for calcium signaling result in human immunodeficiencies and highlight those ion channels as valued targets for therapies against pro-inflammatory diseases...
November 2017: Cell Calcium
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