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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233567/differential-regulation-of-the-na-ca-2-exchanger-3-ncx3-by-protein-kinase-pkc-and-pka
#1
Lauriane Y M Michel, Sjoerd Verkaart, Femke Latta, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels
Isoform 3 of the Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX3) participates in the Ca(2+) fluxes across the plasma membrane. Among the NCX family, NCX3 carries out a peculiar role due to its specific functions in skeletal muscle and the immune system and to its neuroprotective effect under stress exposure. In this context, proper understanding of the regulation of NCX3 is primordial to consider its potential use as a drug target. In this study, we demonstrated the regulation of NCX3 by protein kinase A (PKA) and C (PKC). Disparity in regulation has been previously reported among the splice variants of NCX3 therefore the activity of Ca(2+) uptake and extrusion of the two murine variants was measured using fura-2-based Ca(2+) imaging and revealed that both variants are similarly regulated...
February 16, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238353/calcium-signalling-in-drosophila-photoreceptors-measured-with-gcamp6f
#2
Sabrina Asteriti, Che-Hsiung Liu, Roger C Hardie
Drosophila phototransduction is mediated by phospholipase C leading to activation of cation channels (TRP and TRPL) in the 30000 microvilli forming the light-absorbing rhabdomere. The channels mediate massive Ca(2+) influx in response to light, but whether Ca(2+) is released from internal stores remains controversial. We generated flies expressing GCaMP6f in their photoreceptors and measured Ca(2+) signals from dissociated cells, as well as in vivo by imaging rhabdomeres in intact flies. In response to brief flashes, GCaMP6f signals had latencies of 10-25ms, reached 50% Fmax with ∼1200 effectively absorbed photons and saturated (ΔF/F0∼10-20) with 10000-30000 photons...
February 15, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222911/store-operated-ca-2-entry-is-not-required-for-fertilization-induced-ca-2-signaling-in-mouse-eggs
#3
Miranda L Bernhardt, Elizabeth Padilla-Banks, Paula Stein, Yingpei Zhang, Carmen J Williams
Repetitive oscillations in cytoplasmic Ca(2+) due to periodic Ca(2+) release from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) drive mammalian embryo development following fertilization. Influx of extracellular Ca(2+) to support the refilling of ER stores is required for sustained Ca(2+) oscillations, but the mechanisms underlying this Ca(2+) influx are controversial. Although store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) is an appealing candidate mechanism, several groups have arrived at contradictory conclusions regarding the importance of SOCE in oocytes and eggs...
February 11, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216082/semi-automated-program-for-analysis-of-local-ca-2-spark-release-with-application-for-classification-of-heart-cell-type
#4
Moran Davoodi, Sofia Segal, Noa Kirschner Peretz, David Kamoun, Yael Yaniv
Local Ca(2+) spark releases are essential to the Ca(2+) cycling process. Thus, they play an important role in ventricular and atrial cell contraction, as well as in sinoatrial cell automaticity. Characterizing their properties in healthy cells from different regions in the heart can reveal the basic biophysical differences among these regions. We designed a semi-automatic Matlab Graphical User Interface (called Sparkalyzer) to characterize parameters of Ca(2+) spark release from any major cardiac tissue, as recorded in line-scan mode with a confocal laser-scanning microscope...
February 9, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189267/calumenin-contributes-to-er-ca-2-homeostasis-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells-expressing-wt-and-f508del-mutated-cftr-and-to-f508del-cftr-retention
#5
Réginald Philippe, Fabrice Antigny, Paul Buscaglia, Caroline Norez, Florentin Huguet, Cyril Castelbou, Pascal Trouvé, Frédéric Becq, Maud Frieden, Claude Férec, Olivier Mignen
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most frequent fatal genetic disease in Caucasian populations. Mutations in the chloride channel CF Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene are responsible for functional defects of the protein and multiple associated dysregulations. The most common mutation in patients with CF, F508del-CFTR, causes defective CFTR protein folding. Thus minimal levels of the receptor are expressed at the cell surface as the mutated CFTR is retained in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) where it correlates with defective calcium (Ca(2+)) homeostasis...
February 4, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216081/decreased-calcium-pump-expression-in-human-erythrocytes-is-connected-to-a-minor-haplotype-in-the-atp2b4-gene
#6
Boglárka Zámbó, György Várady, Rita Padányi, Edit Szabó, Adrienn Németh, Tamás Langó, Ágnes Enyedi, Balázs Sarkadi
Plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPases are key calcium exporter proteins in most tissues, and PMCA4b is the main calcium transporter in the human red blood cells (RBCs). In order to assess the expression level of PMCA4b, we have developed a flow cytometry and specific antibody binding method to quantitatively detect this protein in the erythrocyte membrane. Interestingly, we found several healthy volunteers showing significantly reduced expression of RBC-PMCA4b. Western blot analysis of isolated RBC membranes confirmed this observation, and indicated that there are no compensatory alterations in other PMCA isoforms...
February 3, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196740/dpb162-ae-an-inhibitor-of-store-operated-ca-2-entry-can-deplete-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-ca-2-store
#7
Mart Bittremieux, Julia V Gerasimenko, Marleen Schuermans, Tomas Luyten, Eloise Stapleton, Kamil J Alzayady, Humbert De Smedt, David I Yule, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Peter Vangheluwe, Oleg V Gerasimenko, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE), an important Ca(2+) signaling pathway in non-excitable cells, regulates a variety of cellular functions. To study its physiological role, pharmacological tools, like 2-aminoethyl diphenylborinate (2-APB), are used to impact SOCE. 2-APB is one of the best characterized SOCE inhibitors. However, 2-APB also activates SOCE at lower concentrations, while it inhibits inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs), sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPases (SERCAs) and other ion channels, like TRP channels...
February 1, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153342/calcium-nfat-transcriptional-signalling-in-t-cell-activation-and-t-cell-exhaustion
#8
REVIEW
Patrick G Hogan
A cornerstone of the adaptive immune response is the T cell receptor (TcR)-calcium-calcineurin signalling pathway leading to T cell activation. The 'nuclear factor of activated T cells' proteins NFAT1, NFAT2, and NFAT4 are transcription factors that promote expression of a panel of genes required for activation. It has become apparent that these same NFAT transcription factors underlie an alternative transcriptional program in T cells that serves to limit the immune response. This duality in NFAT transcriptional functions raises the possibility that NFAT transcriptional complexes could be targeted therapeutically to alter the relative strength of the effector and alternative transcriptional programs, thereby modulating immune responses...
January 28, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179071/the-bh4-domain-of-bcl-2-orthologues-from-different-classes-of-vertebrates-can-act-as-an-evolutionary-conserved-inhibitor-of-ip3-receptor-channels
#9
Hristina Ivanova, Tomas Luyten, Elke Decrock, Tim Vervliet, Luc Leybaert, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Ca(2+) signalling plays an important role in various physiological processes in vertebrates. In mammals, the highly conserved anti-apoptotic B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) protein is an important modulator of the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R), i.e. the main intracellular Ca(2+) - release channel located at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The Bcl-2 Homology (BH) 4 domain of Bcl-2 (BH4-Bcl-2) is a critical determinant for inhibiting IP3Rs, by directly targeting a region in the modulatory domain of the receptor (domain 3)...
January 25, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179072/orai3-channel-is-the-2-apb-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-leak
#10
Daniel Leon-Aparicio, Jonathan Pacheco, Jesus Chavez-Reyes, Jose M Galindo, Jesus Valdes, Luis Vaca, Agustin Guerrero-Hernandez
We have studied in HeLa cells the molecular nature of the 2-APB induced ER Ca(2+) leak using synthetic Ca(2+) indicators that report changes in both the cytoplasmic ([Ca(2+)]i) and the luminal ER ([Ca(2+)]ER) Ca(2+) concentrations. We have tested the hypothesis that Orai channels participate in the 2-APB-induced ER Ca(2+) leak that was characterized in the companion paper. The expression of the dominant negative Orai1 E106A mutant, which has been reported to block the activity of all three types of Orai channels, inhibited the effect of 2-APB on the [Ca(2+)]ER but did not decrease the ER Ca(2+) leak after thapsigargin (TG)...
January 23, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169003/increased-calcium-leak-associated-with-reduced-calsequestrin-expression-in-hyperthyroid-cardiomyocytes
#11
David R de Alba-Aguayo, Natalia Pavón, Martha Mercado-Morales, Miyamin Miranda-Saturnino, Mavil López-Casamichana, Agustin Guerrero-Hernández, Angelica Rueda
INTRODUCTION: Calcium (Ca(2+)) leak during cardiac diastole is chiefly mediated by intracellular Ca(2+) channel/Ryanodine Receptors. Increased diastolic Ca(2+) leak has been proposed as the mechanism underlying the appearance of hereditary arrhythmias. However, little is known about alterations in diastolic Ca(2+) leak and the specific roles played by key intracellular Ca(2+)-handling proteins in hyperthyroidism, a known arrhythmogenic condition. AIM: We sought to determine whether there were modifications in diastolic Ca(2+) leak, based on the recording of Ca(2+) sparks and Ca(2+) waves; we also investigated changes in the expression and activity of key Ca(2+) handling proteins, including ryanodine receptors, Sarco-Endoplasmic Reticulum Ca(2+) ATPase pump and calsequestrin in isolated left-ventricular cardiomyocytes isolated from hyperthyroid rats...
January 23, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143649/crosstalk-between-calcium-and-reactive-oxygen-species-signaling-in-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Nadine Hempel, Mohamed Trebak
The interplay between Ca(2+) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) signaling pathways is well established, with reciprocal regulation occurring at a number of subcellular locations. Many Ca(2+) channels at the cell surface and intracellular organelles, including the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria are regulated by redox modifications. In turn, Ca(2+) signaling can influence the cellular generation of ROS, from sources such as NADPH oxidases and mitochondria. This relationship has been explored in great depth during the process of apoptosis, where surges of Ca(2+) and ROS are important mediators of cell death...
January 18, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143648/exploring-the-ca-2-dependent-synaptic-dynamics-in-vibro-dissociated-cells
#13
REVIEW
Ulyana Lalo, Yuriy Pankratov
Dynamic alteration of the synaptic strength is one of the most important processes occurring in the nervous system. Combination of electrophysiology, confocal imaging and molecular biology led to significant advances in this research field. Yet, a progress in this area, in particular in studies of changes in the quantal behavior of central synapses and impact of glial cells on individual synapses, is hampered by technical difficulties of resolving small quantal synaptic currents. In this paper we will show how the technique of non-enzymatic vibro-dissociation, which enables to isolate living neurons avoiding artifacts of cell culture and preserving functional synapse, can be used to obtain a valuable information on fine details and mechanisms of synaptic plasticity...
January 17, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214023/using-aequorin-probes-to-measure-ca-2-in-intracellular-organelles
#14
REVIEW
María Teresa Alonso, Macarena Rodríguez-Prados, Paloma Navas-Navarro, Jonathan Rojo-Ruiz, Javier García-Sancho
Aequorins are excellent tools for measuring intra-organellar Ca(2+) and assessing its role in physiological and pathological functions. Here we review targeting strategies to express aequorins in various organelles. We address critical topics such as probe affinity tuning as well as normalization and calibration of the signal. We also focus on bioluminescent Ca(2+) imaging in nucleus or mitochondria of living cells. Finally, recent advances with a new chimeric GFP-aequorin protein (GAP), which can be used either as luminescent or fluorescent Ca(2+) probe, are presented...
January 16, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109678/paclitaxel-induced-increase-in-mitochondrial-volume-mediates-dysregulation-of-intracellular-ca-2-in-putative-nociceptive-glabrous-skin-neurons-from-the-rat
#15
Eser Yilmaz, Simon C Watkins, Michael S Gold
We have recently demonstrated that in a rat model of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), there is a significant decrease in the duration of the depolarization-evoked Ca(2+) transient in small diameter, IB4+, and capsaicin-responsive neurons innervating the glabrous skin of the hindpaw. This change was specific to the transient duration and significantly smaller if not undetectable in neurons innervating the dorsal skin of the hindpaw or the skin of the inner thigh. Given the importance of mitochondria in intracellular Ca(2+) regulation and the findings of chemotherapy-associated increase in mitotoxicity along the sensory neuron axons, we hypothesized that CIPN is due to both increases and decreases in mitochondria function, with changes manifest in distinct subpopulations of afferents...
January 16, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104276/optogenetic-toolkit-for-precise-control-of-calcium-signaling
#16
REVIEW
Guolin Ma, Shufan Wen, Lian He, Yun Huang, Youjun Wang, Yubin Zhou
Calcium acts as a second messenger to regulate a myriad of cell functions, ranging from short-term muscle contraction and cell motility to long-term changes in gene expression and metabolism. To study the impact of Ca(2+)-modulated 'ON' and 'OFF' reactions in mammalian cells, pharmacological tools and 'caged' compounds are commonly used under various experimental conditions. The use of these reagents for precise control of Ca(2+) signals, nonetheless, is impeded by lack of reversibility and specificity. The recently developed optogenetic tools, particularly those built upon engineered Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channels, provide exciting opportunities to remotely and non-invasively modulate Ca(2+) signaling due to their superior spatiotemporal resolution and rapid reversibility...
January 16, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108029/the-endoplasmic-reticulum-mitochondria-coupling-in-health-and-disease-molecules-functions-and-significance
#17
REVIEW
Riccardo Filadi, Pierre Theurey, Paola Pizzo
The close apposition between endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria represents a key platform, capable to regulate different fundamental cellular pathways. Among these, Ca(2+) signaling and lipid homeostasis have been demonstrated over the last years to be deeply modulated by ER-mitochondria cross-talk. Given its importance in cell life/death decisions, increasing evidence suggests that alterations of the ER-mitochondria axis could be responsible for the onset and progression of several diseases, including neurodegeneration, cancer and obesity...
January 12, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089267/probes-for-monitoring-regulated-exocytosis
#18
REVIEW
Wen-Hong Li
Regulated secretion is a fundamental cellular process that serves diverse functions in neurobiology, endocrinology, immunology, and numerous other aspects of animal physiology. In response to environmental or biological cues, cells release contents of secretory granules into an extracellular medium to communicate with or impact neighboring or distant cells through paracrine or endocrine signaling. To investigate mechanisms governing stimulus-secretion coupling, to better understand how cells maintain or regulate their secretory activity, and to characterize secretion defects in human diseases, probes for tracking various exocytotic events at the cellular or sub-cellular level have been developed over the years...
January 9, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087079/the-stim-orai-coupling-interface-and-gating-of-the-orai1-channel
#19
REVIEW
Yandong Zhou, Xiangyu Cai, Robert M Nwokonko, Natalia A Loktionova, Youjun Wang, Donald L Gill
In virtually all cells, store-operated Ca(2+) entry signals are vital in controlling a spectrum of functions. The signals are mediated by STIM proteins in the ER and Orai channels in the PM which undergo a dynamic coupling process within discrete ER-PM junctional regions. This coupling is initiated by depletion of ER stored Ca(2+) triggering STIM proteins to undergo an intricate activation process. Thereafter, STIM proteins become trapped in the ER-PM junctions where they tether and gate PM Orai Ca(2+) channels...
January 8, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088320/quantifying-lipid-changes-in-various-membrane-compartments-using-lipid-binding-protein-domains
#20
REVIEW
Péter Várnai, Gergő Gulyás, Dániel J Tóth, Mira Sohn, Nivedita Sengupta, Tamas Balla
One of the largest challenges in cell biology is to map the lipid composition of the membranes of various organelles and define the exact location of processes that control the synthesis and distribution of lipids between cellular compartments. The critical role of phosphoinositides, low-abundant lipids with rapid metabolism and exceptional regulatory importance in the control of almost all aspects of cellular functions created the need for tools to visualize their localizations and dynamics at the single cell level...
December 31, 2016: Cell Calcium
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