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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424170/ros-induced-ros-release-orchestrated-by-nox4-nox2-and-mitochondria-in-vegf-signaling-and-angiogenesis
#1
Young-Mee Kim, Seok-Jo Kim, Ryosuke Tatsunami, Hisao Yamamura, Tohru Fukai, Masuko Ushio-Fukai
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from NADPH oxidase (NOX) and mitochondria play a critical role in growth factor-induced switch from a quiescent to an angiogenic phenotype in endothelial cells (ECs). However, how highly diffusible ROS produced from different sources can coordinate to stimulate VEGF signaling and drive the angiogenic process remains unknown. Using the cytosol- and mitochondria-targeted redox-sensitive RoGFP biosensors with real-time imaging, here we show that VEGF stimulation in human ECs rapidly increases cytosolic RoGFP oxidation within 1 min, followed by mitochondrial RoGFP oxidation within 5 min, which continues at least for 60 min...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424169/identification-of-the-fatty-acid-activation-site-on-human-clc-2
#2
John Cuppoletti, Kirti P Tewari, Jayati Chakrabarti, Danuta H Malinowska
Fatty acids (including lubiprostone and cobiprostone) are human ClC-2 (hClC-2) Cl(-) channel activators. Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying this activation were examined. Role of a 4-amino acid PKA activation site, RGET691 of hClC-2 was investigated using WT and mutant (AGET, RGEA and AGAA) hClC-2 expressed in 293EBNA cells as well as involvement of PKA, [cAMP]i, EP2 or EP4 receptor agonist activity. All fatty acids (lubiprostone, cobiprostone, eicosatetraynoic acid (ETYA), oleic acid and elaidic acid) caused significant rightward shifts in concentration-dependent Cl(-) current activation (increasing EC50s) with mutant compared to WT hClC-2 channels, without changing time- and voltage-dependence, I-V rectification or methadone inhibition of the channel...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424168/mir-9-5p-promotes-msc-migration-by-activating-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#3
Xianyang Li, Lihong He, Qing Yue, Junhou Lu, Naixin Kang, Xiaojing Xu, Huihui Wang, Huanxiang Zhang
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the potential to treat various tissue damages, but the very limited number of cells that migrate to the damaged region strongly restricts their therapeutic applications. Full understanding of mechanisms regulating MSC migration will help to improve their migration ability and therapeutic effects. Increasing evidence shows that microRNAs play important roles in the regulation of MSC migration. In the present study, we reported that miR-9-5p was upregulated in HGF-treated MSCs and in MSCs with high migration ability...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424167/rethinking-the-regulation-of-l-carnitine-transport-in-skeletal-muscle-cells-focus-on-the-role-of-ampk
#4
Da Xu, Guofeng You
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April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424166/applying-fluid-biomarkers-to-alzheimer-s-disease
#5
Henrik Zetterberg
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a common neurodegenerative disease that starts with a clinically silent phase of a decade or more during which brain pathologies accumulate predominantly in the medial temporal lobe but also elsewhere in the brain. Network dysfunction and clinical symptoms typically appear when senile plaque (amyloid β) and neurofibrillary tangle (tau) pathologies meet in the brain parenchyma, producing synapse and neuronal loss. For plaque and tangle pathologies, reliable fluid biomarkers have been developed...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404545/doxepin-inhibits-gpvi-dependent-platelet-ca-2-signaling-and-collagen-dependent-thrombus-formation
#6
Sascha Geue, Britta Walker-Allgaier, Daniela Eißler, Roland Tegtmeyer, Malte Schaub, Florian Lang, Meinrad Gawaz, Oliver Borst, Patrick Münzer
Platelet adhesion, activation and aggregation are essential for primary haemostasis, but are also critically involved in the development of acute arterial thrombotic occlusion. Stimulation of the collagen receptor glyocoprotein VI (GPVI) leads to PLCγ-dependent IP3 production with subsequent platelet activation, due to increased intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]i). Although it has been described that tricyclic antidepressants potentially impair platelet activation, nothing is hitherto known about potential effects of the tricyclic antidepressant doxepin on platelet Ca(2+) signaling and thrombus formation...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381521/biphasic-adaptation-to-osmotic-stress-in-the-c-elegans-germ-line
#7
Michael B Davis, Andrea Montalbano, Megan P Wood, Jennifer A Schisa
Cells respond to environmental stress in multiple ways. In the germ line, heat shock and nutritive stress trigger the assembly of large ribonucleoprotein (RNP) granules via liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS). The RNP granules are hypothesized to maintain the quality of oocytes during stress. The goal of this study was to investigate the cellular response to glucose in the germ line and determine if it is an osmotic stress response. We found that exposure to 500 mM glucose induces the assembly of RNP granules in the germ line within one hour...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381520/melamine-induces-ca-2-sensing-receptor-activation-and-elicits-apoptosis-in-proximal-tubular-cells
#8
Allen J Yiu, Cliff-Lawrence Ibeh, Sanjit K Roy, Bidhan C Bandyopadhyay
Melamine causes renal tubular cell injury through inflammation, fibrosis and apoptosis. While melamine effects the rise in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i), reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and pro-apoptotic pathway activation, the mechanism of upstream Ca(2+) signaling is unknown. Since melamine has some structural similarities with L-amino acids, which endogenously activates Ca(2+)-sensing receptors (CSR), we examined the effect of melamine on CSR-induced Ca(2+) signaling and apoptotic cell death...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381519/balance-between-s-nitrosylation-and-denitrosylation-modulates-myoblast-proliferation-independently-of-soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-activation
#9
Aline M S Yamashita, Maryana T C Ancillotti, Luciana P Rangel, Marcio Fontenele, Cicero Figueiredo-Freitas, Ana C Possidonio, Carolina P Soares, Martha M Sorenson, Claudia Mermelstein, Leonardo Nogueira
Nitric oxide (NO) contributes to myogenesis by regulating the transition between myoblast proliferation and fusion through cGMP signaling. NO can form S-nitrosothiols (RSNO), which control signaling pathways in many different cell types. However, neither the role of RSNO content nor its regulation by the denitrosylase activity of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) during myogenesis is understood. Here, we used primary cultures of chick embryonic skeletal muscle cells to investigate whether changes in intracellular RSNO alter proliferation and fusion of myoblasts in the presence and absence of cGMP...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356270/ulk1-mediated-autophagy-plays-an-essential-role-in-mitochondrial-remodeling-and-functional-regeneration-of-skeletal-muscle
#10
Jarrod A Call, Rebecca J Wilson, Rhianna C Laker, Mei Zhang, Mondira Kundu, Zhen Yan
Autophagy is a conserved cellular process for degrading aggregate proteins and dysfunctional organelle. It is still debatable if autophagy and mitophagy (a specific process of autophagy of mitochondria) play important roles in myogenic differentiation and functional regeneration of skeletal muscle. We tested the hypothesis that autophagy is critical for functional regeneration of skeletal muscle. We first observed time-dependent increases (3-6 fold) of autophagy-related proteins (Atgs), including Ulk1, Beclin1 and LC3, along with reduced p62 expression during C2C12 differentiation, suggesting increased autophagy capacity and flux during myogenic differentiation...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356269/mir-375-negatively-regulates-the-synthesis-and-secretion-of-catecholamines-by-targeting-sp1-in-rat-adrenal-medulla
#11
Yedan Gai, Jinglin Zhang, Chao Wei, Wei Cao, Yan Cui, Sheng Cui
Adrenal gland is a crucial endocrine gland, and the most important function is to synthesize and secrete catecholamines (CATs) which play crucial roles in balancing homeostasis and the responding to stress. microRNA-375 (miR-375) has been detected to highly express in the adrenal, however its role and underlying mechanism are currently unclear. Herein, our results showed that miR-375 was specifically localized to the rat adrenal medulla chromaffin cells, and miR-375 expressing level decreased, when the rats were exposed to stress...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356268/neurotrophin-3-up-regulates-proliferation-and-collagen-production-in-human-aortic-valve-interstitial-cells-a-potential-role-in-aortic-valve-sclerosis
#12
Qingzhou Yao, Rui Song, Lihua Ao, Joseph C Cleveland, David A Fullerton, Xianzhong Meng
Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is a leading cardiovascular disorder in the elderly. Diseased aortic valves are characterized by sclerosis (fibrosis) and nodular calcification. Sclerosis, an early pathological change, is caused by aortic valve interstitial cell (AVIC) proliferation and over-production of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. However, the mechanism of aortic valve sclerosis remains unclear. Recently, we observed that diseased human aortic valves over-express growth factor neurotrophin 3 (NT3)...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356267/hemoglobin-inhibits-albumin-uptake-by-proximal-tubule-cells-implications-for-sickle-cell-disease
#13
Megan L Eshbach, Amandeep Kaur, Youssef Rbaibi, Jesus Tejero, Ora A Weisz
Proximal tubule (PT) dysfunction, including tubular proteinuria, is a significant complication in young sickle cell disease (SCD) that can eventually lead to chronic kidney disease. Hemoglobin (Hb) dimers released from red blood cells upon hemolysis are filtered into the kidney and internalized by megalin/cubilin receptors into PT cells. The PT is especially sensitive to heme toxicity, and tubular dysfunction in SCD is thought to result from prolonged exposure to filtered Hb. Here we show that concentrations of Hb predicted to enter the tubule lumen during hemolytic crisis competitively inhibit the uptake of another megalin/cubilin ligand (albumin) by proximal tubule (PT) cells...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330845/transport-across-the-choroid-plexus-epithelium
#14
Jeppe Praetorius, Helle Hasager Damkier
The choroid plexus epithelium is a secretory epithelium par excellence. However, this is perhaps not the most prominent reason for the massive interest in this modest-sized tissue residing inside the brain ventricles. Most likely, the dominant reason for extensive studies of the choroid plexus is the identification of this epithelium as the source of the majority of intraventricular cerebrospinal fluid. This finding has direct relevance for studies of diseases and conditions with deranged central fluid volume or ionic balance...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298334/erythropoietin-facilitates-definitive-endodermal-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-via-activation-of-erk-signaling
#15
Taku Kaitsuka, Kohei Kobayashi, Wakako Otsuka, Takuya Kubo, Farzana Hakim, Fan-Yan Wei, Nobuaki Shiraki, Shoen Kume, Kazuhito Tomizawa
Artificially generated pancreatic β-cells from pluripotent stem cells are expected for cell replacement therapy for type 1 diabetes. Several strategies are adopted to direct pluripotent stem cells toward pancreatic differentiation. However, a standard differentiation method for clinical application has not been established. It is important to develop more effective and safer methods for generating pancreatic β-cells without toxic or mutagenic chemicals. In the present study, we screened several endogenous factors involved in organ development to identify the factor, which induced the efficiency of pancreatic differentiation and found that treatment with erythropoietin (EPO) facilitated the differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into definitive endoderm...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298333/multiple-ampk-activators-inhibit-l-carnitine-uptake-in-c2c12-skeletal-muscle-myotubes
#16
Andy Shaw, Stewart Jeromson, Kenneth R Watterson, John D Pediani, Iain Gallagher, Tim Whalley, Gillian Dreczkowski, Naomi Brooks, Stuart Galloway, D Lee Hamilton
Mutations in the gene that encodes the principal L-Carnitine transporter, OCTN2, can lead to a reduced intracellular L-Carnitine pool and the disease Primary Carnitine Deficiency. L-Carnitine supplementation is used therapeutically to increase intracellular L-Carnitine. As AMPK and insulin regulate fat metabolism and substrate uptake we hypothesised that AMPK activating compounds and insulin would increase L-Carnitine uptake in C2C12 myotubes. The cells express all three OCTN transporters at the mRNA level and immunohistochemistry confirmed expression at the protein level...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274922/membrane-lipid-rafts-disturbance-in-the-response-of-rat-skeletal-muscle-to-short-term-disuse
#17
Alexey M Petrov, Violetta V Kravtsova, Vladimir V Matchkov, Alexander N Vasiliev, Andrey L Zefirov, Alexander V Chibalin, Judith A Heiny, Igor I Krivoi
Marked loss of skeletal muscle mass occurs under various conditions of disuse, but the molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to atrophy are not completely understood. We investigate early molecular events which might play a role in skeletal muscle remodeling during mechanical unloading (disuse). The effects of acute (6 - 12 h) hindlimb suspension on the soleus muscles from adult rats were examined. The integrity of plasma membrane lipid rafts was tested utilizing cholera toxin B subunit, or fluorescent sterols...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274921/the-unfolded-protein-response-in-relation-to-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-skeletal-muscle-cells
#18
Zahra S Mesbah Moosavi, David A Hood
Mitochondria are comprised of both nuclear- and mitochondrially-encoded proteins requiring precise stoichiometry for their integration into functional complexes. The augmented protein synthesis associated with mitochondrial biogenesis results in the accumulation of unfolded proteins, thus triggering cellular stress. As such, the unfolded protein responses emanating from the endoplasmic reticulum (UPR(ER)) or the mitochondrion (UPR(MT)) are triggered to ensure correct protein handling. Whether this response is necessary for mitochondrial adaptations is unknown...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274920/h2o2-augments-cytosolic-calcium-in-nucleus-tractus-solitarii-neurons-via-multiple-voltage-gated-calcium-channels
#19
Tim D Ostrowski, Heather A Dantzler, Luis Polo-Parada, David D Kline
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a profound role in cardiorespiratory function under normal physiological conditions and disease states. ROS can influence neuronal activity by altering various ion channels and transporters. Within the nucleus tractus solitarii (nTS), a vital brainstem area for cardiorespiratory control, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) induces sustained hyperexcitability following an initial depression of neuronal activity. The mechanism(s) associated with the delayed hyperexcitability are unknown...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274919/%C3%AE-7%C3%AE-1-integrin-regulation-of-gene-transcription-in-skeletal-muscle-following-an-acute-bout-of-eccentric-exercise
#20
Ziad S Mahmassani, Kook Son, Yair Pincu, Michael Munroe, Jenny Drnevich, Jie Chen, Marni D Boppart
The α7β1 integrin is concentrated at the costameres of skeletal muscle and provides a critical link between the actin cytoskeleton and laminin in the basement membrane. We previously have demonstrated that expression of the α7BX2 integrin subunit (MCK:α7BX2) preserves muscle integrity and enhances myofiber cross sectional area following eccentric exercise. The purpose of this study was to utilize gene expression profiling to reveal potential mechanisms by which the α7BX2 integrin contributes to improvements in muscle growth post-exercise...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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