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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931541/molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-the-adaptive-regulation-of-colonic-thiamin-pyrophosphate-tpp-uptake-process
#1
Kasin Yadunandam Anandam, Padmanabhan Srinivasan, Veedamali S Subramanian, Hamid M Said
A considerable amount of the thiamin generated by gut microbiota exists in the form of thiamin pyrophosphate (TPP). We have previously shown that human colonocytes possess an efficient carrier-mediated uptake process for TPP that involves the SLC44A4 system and this uptake process is adaptively-regulated by prevailing extracellular TPP level. Little is known about the molecular mechanisms that mediate this adaptive regulation. We addressed this issue using human-derived colonic epithelial NCM460 cells and mouse colonoids as models...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931540/review-on-the-secret-life-of-ion-channels-kv1-3-potassium-channels-and-cell-proliferation
#2
M Teresa Perez Garcia, Pilar Cidad, Jose R Lopez-Lopez
Kv1.3 channels are involved in the switch to proliferation of normally quiescent cells, being implicated in the control of cell cycle in many different cell types and in many different ways. They modulate membrane potential controlling K(+) fluxes, sense changes in potential and interact with many signaling molecules through their intracellular domains. From a mechanistic point of view, we can describe the role of Kv1.3 channels in proliferation with at least three different models. In the "membrane potential model", membrane hyperpolarization resulting from Kv1...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931539/detachment-induced-e-cadherin-expression-promotes-3d-tumor-spheroid-formation-but-inhibits-tumor-formation-and-metastasis-of-lung-cancer-cells
#3
Phattrakorn Powan, Sudjit Luanpitpong, Xiaoqing He, Yon Rojanasakul, Pithi Chanvorachote
The interconversion between epithelial and mesenchymal is proposed to be a key machinery responsible for metastasis-related deaths. Likewise, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been proposed to be a key driver of tumor metastasis. However, the linkage between the two events and their control mechanisms are unclear. We used a 3D tumor spheroid assay and other CSC-indicating assays to investigate the role of E-cadherin in CSC regulation and its association to epithelial to mesenchymal transition in lung cancer cells...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931538/modulators-of-actin-myosin-dissociation-basis-for-muscle-type-functional-differences-during-fatigue
#4
Christina Karatzaferi, Nancy Adamek, Michael A Geeves
The muscle types present with variable fatigue tolerance, in part due to the myosin isoform expressed. However, the critical steps that define 'fatigability' in vivo of fast vs slow myosin isoforms, at the molecular level, are not yet fully understood. We examined the modulation of the ATP-induced myosin sub-fragment 1 (S1) dissociation from pyrene-actin by inorganic phosphate (Pi), pH and temperature using a specially modified stopped-flow system that allowed fast kinetics measurements at physiological temperature...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903918/-pro-renin-receptor-mediates-albumin-induced-cellular-responses-role-of-site-1-protease-derived-soluble-pro-renin-receptor-in-renal-epithelial-cells
#5
Hui Fang, Chuanming Xu, Aihua Lu, Chang-Jiang Zou, Shiying Xie, Yanting Chen, Li Zhou, Mi Liu, Lei Wang, Weidong Wang, Tianxin Yang
Proteinuria is a characteristic of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and also a causative factor that promotes the disease progression in part via activation of intrarenal renin-angiotensin system (RAS). (Pro) renin receptor (PRR), a newly discovered component of the RAS, binds renin and (pro) renin to promote angiotensin I generation. The present study was performed to test the role of soluble PRR (sPRR) in albumin overload-induced responses in cultured human renal proximal tubular cell line HK-2 cells. Bovine serum albumin (BSA) treatment for 24 h at 20 mg/ml induced renin activity and inflammation, both of which were attenuated by a PRR decoy inhibitor PRO20...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855162/muscle-paralysis-induces-bone-marrow-inflammation-and-predisposition-to-formation-of-giant-osteoclasts
#6
Brandon J Ausk, Leah E Worton, Kate S Smigiel, Ronald Y Kwon, Steven D Bain, Sundar Srinivasan, Edith M Gardiner, Ted S Gross
Transient muscle paralysis engendered by a single injection of botulinum toxin A (BTxA) rapidly induces profound focal bone resorption within the medullary cavity of adjacent bones. While initially conceived as a model of mechanical disuse, osteoclastic resorption in this model is disproportionately severe compared to the modest gait defect that is created. Preliminary studies of bone marrow following muscle paralysis suggested acute upregulation of inflammatory cytokines, including TNF and IL-1. We therefore hypothesized that BTxA-induced muscle paralysis would rapidly alter the inflammatory microenvironment and the osteoclastic potential of bone marrow...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855161/possible-roles-for-atp-release-from-rbcs-exclude-the-camp-mediated-panx1-pathway
#7
Alex S Keller, Lukas Diederich, Christina Panknin, Leon J DeLalio, Joshua C Drake, Robyn Sherman, Edwin Kerry Jackson, Zhen Yan, Malte Kelm, Miriam M Cortese-Krott, Brant E Isakson
Red blood cell (RBC)-derived adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has been proposed as an integral component in the regulation of oxygen supply to skeletal muscle. In ex vivo settings RBCs have been shown to release ATP in response to a number of stimuli, including stimulation of adrenergic receptors. Further evidence suggested that ATP release from RBCs was dependent on activation of adenylate cyclase (AC)/ cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-dependent pathways and involved the Pannexin 1 (Panx1) channel. Here we show that RBCs express Panx1, and confirm its absence in Panx1 knockout ((-/-)) RBCs...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835436/in-vitro-contraction-protects-against-palmitate-induced-insulin-resistance-in-c2c12-myotubes
#8
Stephan Nieuwoudt, Anny Mulya, Ciaran E Fealy, Elizabeth Martelli, Srinivasan Dasarathy, Sathyamangla V Naga Prasad, John P Kirwan
We are interested in understanding mechanisms that govern the protective role of exercise against lipid-induced insulin resistance, a key driver of type 2 diabetes. In this context, cell culture models provide a level of abstraction that aid in our understanding of cellular physiology. Here we describe the development of an in vitro myotube contraction system that provides this protective effect, and which we have harnessed to investigate lipid-induced insulin resistance. C2C12 myocytes were differentiated into contractile myotubes...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835435/mir-15b-negatively-correlates-with-lipid-metabolism-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
#9
Meiqiang Chu, Yong Zhao, Shuai Yu, Yanan Hao, Pengfei Zhang, Yanni Feng, Hongfu Zhang, Dongxue Ma, Jing Liu, Ming Cheng, Lan Li, Wei Shen, Hongfang Cao, Qiang Li, Lingjiang Min
Mammary epithelial cells are regulated by steroid hormones, growth factors, and even microRNAs. MiR-15b has been found to regulate lipid metabolism in adipocytes; however its effects on lipid metabolism in mammary epithelial cells, the cells of lipid synthesis and secretion, are as yet unknown. The main purpose of this investigation was to explore the effect of miR-15b on lipid metabolism in mammary epithelial cells, along with the underlying mechanisms. MiR-15b was overexpressed or inhibited by miRNA mimics or inhibitors; subsequently lipid formation in mammary epithelial cells, and proteins related to lipid metabolism, were investigated...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835434/stretch-activation-properties-of-drosophila-and-lethocerus-indirect-flight-muscle-suggest-similar-calcium-dependent-mechanisms
#10
Bernadette M Glasheen, Catherine C Eldred, Leah C Sullivan, Cuiping Zhao, Michael K Reedy, Robert J Edwards, Douglas M Swank
Muscle stretch activation (SA) is critical for optimal cardiac and insect indirect flight muscle (IFM) power generation. The SA mechanism has been investigated for decades with many theories proposed, but none proven. One reason for the slow progress could be that multiple SA mechanisms may have evolved in multiple species or muscle types. Laboratories studying IFM SA in the same or different species have reported differing SA functional properties which would, if true, suggest divergent mechanisms. However, these conflicting results might be due to different experimental methodologies...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835433/integration-of-trpc6-and-nadph-oxidase-activation-in-lysophosphatidylcholine-induced-trpc5-externalization
#11
Pinaki Chaudhuri, Michael A Rosenbaum, Lutz Birnbaumer, Linda M Graham
Lipid oxidation products, including lysophosphatidylcholine (lysoPC), activate TRPC6, and the subsequent increase in intracellular Ca(2+) leads to TRPC5 activation. The goal of this study is to elucidate the steps in the pathway between TRPC6 activation and TRPC5 externalization. Following TRPC6 activation by lysoPC, extracellular regulated kinase (ERK) is phosphorylated. This leads to phosphorylation of p47(phox) and subsequent NADPH oxidase activation with increased production of reactive oxygen species. ERK activation requires TRPC6 opening and influx of Ca(2+) as evidenced by the failure of lysoPC to induce ERK phosphorylation in TRPC6(-/-) endothelial cells...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835432/the-role-of-ca-2-activated-cl-current-in-tone-generation-in-the-rabbit-corpus-cavernosum
#12
Karen I Hannigan, Caoimhin S Griffin, Roddy L Large, Gerard P Sergeant, Mark A Hollywood, Noel G McHale, Keith D Thornbury
Rabbit corpus cavernosum smooth muscle (RCCSM) cells express channels that produce Ca(2+)-activated Cl(-) (IClCa) current, but low sensitivity to conventional antagonists have made its role in tone generation difficult to evaluate. We have re-examined this question using two new generation IClCa blockers, T16Ainh-A01 and CaCCinh-A01. Isolated RCCSM cells were studied using the perforated patch method. Current-voltage protocols revealed both L-type Ca(2+) current and IClCa T16Ainh-A01 and CaCCinh-A01 (10 M) reduced IClCa by ~85%, while 30 M abolished it...
August 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814403/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-microparticles-promote-endothelial-monocyte-adhesion-via-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-1
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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