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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814403/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-microparticles-promote-endothelial-monocyte-adhesion-via-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1
#1
Zhiwei Fu, Enchen Zhou, Xu Wang, Mingda Tian, Jian Kong, Jizhao Li, Liang Ji, Chenguang Niu, Haitao Shen, Shuying Dong, Changjie Liu, Alphons Vermorken, Belinda Belle Willard, Lingyun Zu, Lemin Zheng
Oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) accumulates early in atherosclerotic lesions and plays an important role in the progressive formation of atherosclerotic plaques. Endothelial derived microparticles (EMPs) form a heterogeneous population of < 1μm particles that shed from endothelial membranes upon activation. While EMPs are shown to be involved in atherosclerotic pathophysiology and progression, there is no report regarding to the relationship between oxLDL and EMPs. In this study we aim to determine the influence of oxLDL on endothelial microparticle release and the subsequent regulation of the endothelial activation...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814402/molecular-insights-into-the-normal-operation-regulation-and-multisystemic-roles-of-k-cl-cotransporter-3-kcc3
#2
Alexandre P Garneau, Andrée-Anne Marcoux, Rachelle Frenette-Cotton, Fabrice Mac-Way, Julie L Lavoie, Paul Isenring
Long before the molecular identity of the Na(+)-dependent K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporters was uncovered in the mid-nineties, a Na(+)-independent K(+)-Cl(-) cotransport system was also known to exist. It was initially observed in sheep and goat red blood cells where it was shown to be ouabain-insensitive and to increase in the presence of N-ethylmaleimide (NEM). After it was established between the early and mid-nineties, the expressed sequence tag (EST) databank was found to include a sequence that was highly homologous to those of the Na(+)-dependent K(+)-Cl(-) cotransporters...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794110/involvement-of-connexin43-phosphorylation-and-gap-junctional-communication-in-vasopressin-induced-rock-dependent-vasoconstriction-after-hemorrhagic-shock
#3
Guangming Yang, Xiaoyong Peng, Yue Wu, Tao Li, Liangming Liu
We examined the roles played by gap junctions (GJs) and the GJ channel protein connexin43 (Cx43) in arginine vasopressin (AVP)-induced vasoconstriction after hemorrhagic shock, and their relationship to Rho kinase (ROCK) and protein kinase C (PKC). The results showed AVP induced an endothelium-independent contraction in rat superior mesenteric arteries (SMAs). Blocking the GJs significantly decreased the contractile response of SMAs and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) to AVP after shock and hypoxia. The selective Cx43-mimetic peptide inhibited the vascular contractile effect of AVP after shock and hypoxia...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794109/comparative-study-on-glucose-transporters-expression-and-activity-between-stem-cell-derived-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-and-hcmec-d3-cells
#4
Abraham J Al-Alahmad
Glucose constitutes the major source of energy of mammalian brains. Glucose uptake at the blood-brain barrier (BBB) occurs through a facilitated glucose transport, through glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1), although other isoforms have been described at the BBB. Mutations in GLUT1 is associated with the GLUT1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1DS), yet none of the current in vitro models of the human BBB maybe suited for modelling such disorder. In this study, we investigated the expression of glucose transporters and glucose diffusion across the human BBB using brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) derived from healthy patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794108/plk1-regulates-spindle-association-of-phosphorylated-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-4e-binding-protein-and-spindle-function-in-mouse-oocytes
#5
Ashley L Severance, Keith E Latham
Oocyte meiotic spindles are associated with spindle-enriched mRNAs, phosphorylated ribosome protein S6, and phosphorylated variants of the key translational regulator EIF4EBP1, consistent with translational control of localized mRNAs by EIF4EBP1 in facilitating spindle formation and stability. Using specific kinase inhibitors, we determined which kinases regulate phosphorylation status of EIF4EBP1 associated with meiotic spindles in mouse oocytes, and effects of kinase inhibition on chromosome congression and spindle formation...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768642/editorial-focus-on-overload-mediated-skeletal-muscle-hypertrophy-is-not-impaired-by-loss-of-myofiber-stat3
#6
Adam J Amorese, Espen E Spangenburg
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August 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768641/acute-myotube-protein-synthesis-regulation-by-il-6-related-cytokines
#7
Song Gao, J Larry Durstine, Ho-Jin Koh, Wayne E Carver, Norma Frizzell, James A Carson
IL-6 and LIF, members of the IL-6 family of cytokines, play recognized paradoxical roles in skeletal muscle mass regulation, being associated with both growth and atrophy. Overload or muscle contractions can induce a transient increase in muscle IL-6 and LIF expression, which has a regulatory role in muscle hypertrophy. However, the cellular mechanisms involved in this regulation have not been completely identified. The induction of mTORC1-dependent myofiber protein synthesis is an established regulator of muscle hypertrophy, but the involvement of the IL-6 family of cytokines in this process is poorly understood...
August 2, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747336/an-innovative-intermittent-hypoxia-model-in-cell-cultures-allowing-fast-po2-oscillations-with-minimal-gas-consumption
#8
Mélanie Minoves, Jessica Morand, Frédéric Perriot, Morgane Chatard, Brigitte Gonthier, Emeline Lemarié, Jean-Baptiste Menut, Jan Polak, Jean-Louis Pepin, Diane Godin-Ribuot, Anne Briancon-Marjollet
Performing hypoxia-reoxygenation cycles in cell culture with a cycle duration accurately reflecting what occurs in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is a difficult but crucial technical challenge. Our goal was to develop a novel device to expose multiple cell culture dishes to intermittent hypoxia (IH) cycles relevant to OSA with limited gas consumption. With gas flows as low as 200 mL/min, our combination of plate holders with gas-permeable cultureware generates rapid normoxia-hypoxia cycles. Cycles alternating 1 minute at 20% O2 followed by 1 minute at 2% O2 result in pO2 values ranging from 124 to 44mmHg...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747335/crosstalk-between-intracellular-zinc-rises-and-reactive-oxygen-species-accumulation-in-chemical-ischemia
#9
Kira G Slepchenko, Qiping Lu, Yang V Li
Both zinc (Zn(2+)) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been shown to accumulate during hypoxic-ischemic stress and play important roles in pathological processes. Here we studied Zn(2+) and ROS accumulations by employing fluorescent probes in HeLa cells to further the understanding of cause and effect relationship of these two important cellular signaling during chemical-ischemia, stimulated by oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD). We observed two Zn(2+) rises that were divided into four phases in the course of 30 minutes OGD...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747334/pedf-expression-affects-retinal-endothelial-cell-pro-angiogenic-properties-through-alterations-in-cell-adhesive-mechanisms
#10
Juliana Falero-Perez, SunYoung Park, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani
Pigment epithelium derived factor (PEDF) is an endogenous inhibitor of angiogenesis. Although various ocular cell types including retinal endothelial cells (EC) produce PEDF, we know very little about cell autonomous effects of PEDF in these cell types. Here we determined how PEDF expression affects retinal EC proangiogenic properties. Retinal EC were prepared from wild type (PEDF+/+) and PEDF-deficient (PEDF-/-) mice. The identity of EC was confirmed by staining for specific markers including VE-cadherin, CD31, and B4-lectin...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701359/oxldl-induced-endothelial-proliferation-via-rho-rock-akt-p27-kip1-signaling-prevention-by-cholesterol-loading
#11
Chongxu Zhang, Crystal Adamos, Myung-Jin Oh, Jugajyoti Baruah, Manuela A A Ayee, Dolly Mehta, Kishore K Wary, Irena Levitan
Oxidized modifications of LDL (oxLDL) are known to play a major role in endothelial dysfunction and the development of atherosclerosis. In this study, we provide comparative analysis of the effects of two major types of oxLDL, copper oxidized LDL (Cu(2+)-oxLDL) and Lipoxygenase oxidized LDL (LPO-oxLDL) on proliferation of Human Aortic Endothelial Cells (HAECs). We show that Cu(2+)-oxLDL enhances HAECs proliferation in a dose and oxidation-dependent manner. Similarly, LPO-oxLDL also has a positive effect on HAECs proliferation...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701358/mechanism-of-action-of-the-anti-inflammatory-connexin43-mimetic-peptide-jm2
#12
J Matthew Rhett, Bennett W Calder, Stephen A Fann, Heather Bainbridge, Robert G Gourdie, Michael J Yost
Connexin-based therapeutics have shown the potential for therapeutic efficacy in improving wound healing. Our previous work demonstrated that the connexin43 (Cx43)-mimetic peptide JM2 reduced the acute inflammatory response to a submuscular implant model by inhibiting purinergic signaling. Given the prospective application in improving tissue engineered construct tolerance that these results indicated, we sought to determine the mechanism of action for JM2 in the present study. Using confocal microscopy, a gap-FRAP cell communication assay, and an ethidium bromide uptake assay of hemichannel function we found that the peptide reduced cell-surface Cx43 levels, Cx43 gap junction (GJ) size, GJ communication, and hemichannel activity...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701357/a-tale-of-two-niches-differential-functions-for-vcam-1-in-satellite-cells-under-basal-and-injured-conditions
#13
Hyo-Jung Choo, James P Canner, Katherine E Vest, Zachary Thompson, Grace K Pavlath
Cell-cell adhesion molecules play key roles in maintaining quiescence or promoting activation of various stem cells in their niche. Muscle stem cells called satellite cells (SC) are critical for skeletal muscle regeneration after injury but little is known about the role of adhesion molecules in regulating the behavior of these stem cells. Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) is a cell-cell adhesion protein expressed on quiescent and activated SC whose function is unknown in this context. We deleted Vcam1 from SC using an inducible Cre recombinase in young mice...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701356/reciprocal-expression-of-mir-214-and-pten-by-high-glucose-regulates-glomerular-mesangial-and-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cell-hypertrophy-and-matrix-expansion
#14
Amit Bera, Falguni Das, Nandini Ghosh-Choudhury, Meenalakshmi M Mariappan, Balakuntalam S Kasinath, Goutam Ghosh Choudhury
Aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRs) contributes to diabetic renal complications including renal hypertrophy and matrix protein accumulation. Reduced expression of PTEN by hyperglycemia contributes to these processes. We considered involvement of microRNA in the downregulation of PTEN. In the renal cortex of type 1 diabetic mice, we detected increased expression of miR-214 in association with decreased levels of PTEN and, enhanced Akt phosphorylation and fibronectin expression. Mesangial and proximal tubular epithelial cells exposed to high glucose showed augmented expression of miR-214...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701355/mir-4632-mediates-pdgfbb-induced-proliferation-and-anti-apoptosis-of-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-via-targeting-cjun
#15
Zhengjiang Qian, Yanjiao Li, Jidong Chen, Xiang Li, Deming Gou
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) can regulate proliferative status of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs), which is a core factor modulating pulmonary vascular remodeling diseases, such as atherosclerosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our previous work has shown that miR-4632, a rarely reported miRNA, is significantly downregulated in Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)BB-stimulated human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (HPASMCs), yet its cell function and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain to be elucidated...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684540/suppression-of-ciliary-movements-by-a-hypertonic-stress-in-the-newt-olfactory-receptor-neuron
#16
Yoshihiko Wakazono, Takashi Sakurai, Susumu Terakawa
Olfactory receptor neurons isolated from the newt maintain a high activity of the ciliary beat. A cilium of neuron is so unique that only little is known about regulatory factors for its beat frequency. We examined the olfactory receptor neuron immersed in various extracellular media under the video-enhanced differential interference contrast (DIC) microscope. The activation of voltage-gated Ca2+ channels by K+-depolarization or by application of Ca2+ to membrane-permeabilized olfactory cells did not affect the ciliary movement, suggesting that a Ca2+ influx through the cell membrane has no direct effect on the movement...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659288/overload-mediated-skeletal-muscle-hypertrophy-is-not-impaired-by-loss-of-myofiber-stat3
#17
Joaquín Pérez-Schindler, Mary Esparza, James McKendry, Leigh Breen, Andrew Philp, Simon Schenk
Although the signal pathways mediating muscle protein synthesis and degradation are well characterized, the transcriptional processes modulating skeletal muscle mass and adaptive growth are poorly understood. Recently, studies in mouse models of muscle wasting or acutely exercised human muscle have suggested a potential role for the transcription factor, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), in adaptive growth. Hence, in the present study we sought to define the contribution of STAT3 to skeletal muscle adaptive growth...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659287/reduced-scd1-activity-alters-markers-of-fatty-acid-re-esterification-glyceroneogenesis-and-lipolysis-in-murine-white-adipose-tissue-and-3t3-l1-adipocytes
#18
Steven M Dragos, Karl F Bergeron, Frederik Desmarais, Katherine Suitor, David C Wright, Catherine Mounier, David M Mutch
White adipose tissue (WAT) has a critical role in lipid handling. Previous work demonstrated that SCD1 is an important regulator of WAT fatty acid (FA) composition; however, its influence on the various interconnected pathways influencing WAT lipid handling remains unclear. Our objective was to investigate the role of SCD1 on WAT lipid handling using Scd1 knock-out (KO) mice and SCD1-inhibited 3T3-L1 adipocytes by measuring gene, protein, and metabolite markers related to FA re-esterification, glyceroneogenesis, and lipolysis...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637680/myoendothelial-gap-junctions-mediate-regulation-of-angiopoietin-2-induced-vascular-hyporeactivity-after-hypoxia-through-connexin-43-gated-camp-transfer
#19
Jing Xu, Guang-Ming Yang, Tao Li, Liang-Ming Liu
Angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) contributes to vascular hyporeactivity after hemorrhagic shock and hypoxia through upregulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), in a vascular endothelial cell (VEC)-specific and Ang2/Tie2 receptor-dependent manner. While iNOS is primarily expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), the mechanisms of signal transfer from VECs to VSMCs are unknown. A double-sided co-culture model with VECs and VSMCs from Sprague Dawley rats was used to investigate the role of myoendothelial gap junctions (MEGJs), the connexin (Cx) isoforms involved and other relevant mechanisms...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637679/characterization-of-ectonucleotidase-expression-in-the-rat-carotid-body-regulation-by-chronic-hypoxia
#20
Shaima Salman, Cathy Vollmer, Grant B McClelland, Colin A Nurse
The carotid body (CB) chemoreflex maintains blood PO2 and PCO2/H(+) homeostasis and displays sensory plasticity during exposure to chronic hypoxia. Purinergic signaling via P1 and P2 receptors plays a pivotal role in shaping the afferent discharge at the sensory synapse containing catecholaminergic chemoreceptor (type I) cells, glial-like type II cells, and sensory (petrosal) nerve endings. However, little is known about the family of ectonucleotidases that control synaptic nucleotide levels. Using quantitative PCR (QPCR), we first compared expression levels of ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases (NTPDases1,2,3,5,6) and ecto-5'-nucleotidase (E5'Nt/CD73) mRNAs in juvenile rat CB versus brain, petrosal ganglia, sympathetic (superior cervical) ganglia, and a sympathoadrenal chromaffin (MAH) cell line...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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