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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737974/ca2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-camkii-increases-small-conductance-ca2-activated-k-current-in-patients-with-chronic-atrial-fibrillation
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Xuehui Fan, Yiyan Yu, Huan Lan, Xianhong Ou, Lijie Yang, Tao Li, Jiming Cao, Xiaorong Zeng, Miaoling Li
BACKGROUND Increased small-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ current (SK), abnormal intracellular Ca2+ handling, and enhanced expression and activity of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) have been found in clinical and/or experimental models of atrial fibrillation (AF), but the cumulative effect of these phenomena and their mechanisms in AF are still unclear. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that CaMKII increases SK current in human chronic AF. MATERIAL AND METHODS Right atrial appendage tissues from patients with either sinus rhythm (SR) or AF and neonatal rat atrial myocytes were used...
May 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617678/increased-asics-expression-via-the-camkii-creb-pathway-in-a-novel-mouse-model-of-trigeminal-pain
#2
Yan Wang, Xiujuan Fu, Lifang Huang, Xi Wang, Zuneng Lu, Fan Zhu, Zheman Xiao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Migraine is a disabling condition that severely impacts socioeconomic function and quality of life. The focus of this study was to develop a mouse model of trigeminal pain that mimics migraine. METHODS: After undergoing dural cannulation surgery, mice were treated with repeated dural doses of an acidic solution to induce trigeminal pain. RESULTS: The method elicited intermittent, head-directed wiping and scratching as well as the expression of both the c-FOS gene in the spinal trigeminal nucleus caudalis and calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) in the periaqueductal grey matter...
March 28, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577375/ca2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-and-dimethyl-sulfoxide-affect-the-sealing-frequencies-of-transected-hippocampal-neurons
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Andrew D Poon, Sarah H McGill, Solomon Raju Bhupanapadu Sunkesula, Zachary S Burgess, Patrick J Dunne, Edward E Kang, George D Bittner
Traumatic injury often results in axonal severance, initiating obligatory Wallerian degeneration of distal segments, whereas proximal segments often survive. Calcium ion (Ca2+ ) influx at severed proximal axonal ends activates pathways that can induce apoptosis. However, this same Ca2+ -influx also activates multiple parallel pathways that seal the plasmalemma by inducing accumulation and fusion of vesicles at the lesion site that reduce Ca2+ -influx and enhance survival. We examined whether various inhibitors of Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinases (CaMKs), and/or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a common solvent for biologically active substances, affected the ability of a hippocampal-derived neuronal cell line (B104 cells) to seal membrane damage following axotomy...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535452/aldh2-protects-against-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-cardiomyopathy-and-defective-autophagy-role-of-cam-kinase-ii-histone-h3k9-methyltransferase-suv39h-sirt1-and-pgc-1%C3%AE-deacetylation
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Shuyi Wang, Cong Wang, Subat Turdi, Kacy L Richmond, Yingmei Zhang, Jun Ren
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Uncorrected obesity contributes to cardiac remodeling and contractile dysfunction although the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) is a mitochondrial enzyme with some promises in a number of cardiovascular diseases. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of ALDH2 on cardiac remodeling and contractile property in high fat diet-induced obesity. METHODS: Wild-type (WT) and ALDH2 transgenic mice were fed low (10% calorie from fat) or high (45% calorie from fat) fat diet for 5 months prior to the assessment of cardiac geometry and function using echocardiography, IonOptix system, Lectin, and Masson Trichrome staining...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534965/intrinsic-attenuation-of-post-irradiation-calcium-and-er-stress-imparts-significant-radioprotection-to-lepidopteran-insect-cells
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Ayushi Guleria, Neha Thukral, Sudhir Chandna
Sf9 lepidopteran insect cells are 100-200 times more radioresistant than mammalian cells. This distinctive feature thus makes them suitable for studies exploring radioprotective molecular mechanisms. It has been established from previous studies of our group that downstream mitochondrial apoptotic signaling pathways in Sf9 cells are quite similar to mammalian cells, implicating the upstream signaling pathways in their extensive radioresistance. In the present study, intracellular and mitochondrial calcium levels remained unaltered in Sf9 cells in response to radiation, in sharp contrast to human (HEK293T) cells...
April 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502057/-inhibition-of-camkii-alleviates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-reducing-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-isolated-perfused-rat-heart
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Ling-Heng Kong, Yu-Long Chen, Na Sun, Ming Wei, Juan-Xia Zhu, Xing-Li Su
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury in isolated perfused rat heart and explore the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: An ischemia-reperfusion (IR) model was prepared using isolated rat hearts perfused with Krebs-Henseleit solution were randomly divided into control group, 2.5 µmol/L KN-93 group, IR (induced by ischemia for 45 min followed by reperfusion for 120 min) group and KN-93+IR group...
February 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495239/-homocysteine-induces-calcium-overload-in-neonatal-rat-atrial-cells-through-activation-of-sodium-current-and-camk%C3%A2-%C3%AE
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L Han, Q B Dong, Y C Wei, A C Zheng, J X Li, K Hong, Y Q Wu, X S Cheng
Objective: To investigate the effect and related mechanism of homocysteine (Hcy) on calcium overload in neonatal rat atrial cells (NRICs). Methods: NRICs were assigned to 9 groups after culture for 3 days: (1) control group; (2) Hcy group (0, 50, 100, 200, 500 μmol/L for 48 hours); (3) antioxidant group (NAC, 10 μmol/L for 24 hours); (4) Hcy+NAC group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 10 μmol/L NAC for 24 hours); (5) calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase Ⅱδ (CaMKⅡδ) inhibitor group (KN-93, 3 μmol/L KN-93 for 5 hours); (6) specific sodium current inhibitor group (ELE, 1 μmol/L ELE for 5 hours); (7) Hcy+KN-93 group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 3 μmol/L KN-93 for 5 hours); (8) Hcy+ELE group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 1 μmol/L ELE for 5 hours; (9) Hcy+KN-93+ELE group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 3 μmol/L KN-93 and 1 μmol/L ELE for 5 hours)...
February 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29490168/antioxidant-defense-and-protection-against-cardiac-arrhythmias-lessons-from-a-mammalian-hibernator-the-woodchuck
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Zhenghang Zhao, Raymond K Kudej, Hairuo Wen, Nadezhda Fefelova, Lin Yan, Dorothy E Vatner, Stephen F Vatner, Lai-Hua Xie
Hibernating animals show resistance to hypothermia-induced cardiac arrhythmias. However, it is not clear whether and how mammalian hibernators are resistant to ischemia-induced arrhythmias. The goal of this investigation was to determine the susceptibility of woodchucks ( Marmota monax) to arrhythmias and their mechanisms after coronary artery occlusion at the same room temperature in both winter, the time for hibernation, and summer, when they do not hibernate. By monitoring telemetric electrocardiograms, we found significantly higher arrhythmia scores, calculated as the severity of arrhythmias, with incidence of ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and thus sudden cardiac death (SCD) in woodchucks in summer than they had in winter...
February 28, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452071/camkii-inhibition-ameliorated-levodopa-induced-dyskinesia-by-downregulating-tyrosine-hydroxylase-activity-in-an-experimental-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Xinxin Yang, Zhongfang Zhu, Xiqing Ding, Xiaoying Wang, Guiyun Cui, Fang Hua, Jie Xiang
Levodopa (L-dopa) remains the best treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD). However, long-term L-dopa treatment induces dyskinesia. The mechanism of L-dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) is not fully understood. Enhanced activity of protein kinase A (PKA) and pulsatile dopamine (DA) stimulation plays an important role in LID. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the rate-limiting enzyme for DA synthesis. Decreased TH activity causes reduced pulsatile DA stimulation, which in turn reduces LID. Moreover, TH is a substrate of CaMKII...
May 15, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439248/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-activation-induced-increase-in-glycine-activated-current-in-mouse-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons
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Mengwen Qi, Chunfeng Wu, Zhouqing Wang, Li Zhou, Chen Men, Yimei Du, Songming Huang, Lei Chen, Ling Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glycine plays an important role in regulating hippocampal inhibitory/ excitatory neurotransmission through activating glycine receptors (GlyRs) and acting as a co-agonist of N-methyl-d-aspartate-type glutamate receptors. Activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is reported to inhibit hippocampal A-type γ-aminobutyric acid receptor, a ligand-gated chloride ion channel. GlyRs are also ligand-gated chloride ion channels and this paper aimed to explore whether activation of TRPV4 could modulate GlyRs...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417944/epicatechin-potentiation-of-glucose-stimulated-insulin-secretion-in-ins-1-cells-is-not-dependent-on-its-antioxidant-activity
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Kaiyuan Yang, Catherine B Chan
Epicatechin (EC) is a monomeric flavan-3-ol. We have previously demonstrated that glucose-intolerant rats fed flavan-3-ols exhibit improved pancreatic islet function corresponding with an increase in circulating EC-derived metabolites. Thus, we speculate that EC may act as a cellular signaling molecule in vivo to modulate insulin secretion. In this study we further examined the effects of different concentrations of EC on H2O2 or hyperglycemia-induced ROS production, as well as on saturated fatty acid (SFA)-impaired glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in INS-1 cell line in vitro...
February 8, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402414/camkii-mediated-phosphorylation-of-ryr2-plays-a-crucial-role-in-aberrant-ca-2-release-as-an-arrhythmogenic-substrate-in-cardiac-troponin-t-related-familial-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Shinichi Okuda, Yoko Sufu-Shimizu, Takayoshi Kato, Masakazu Fukuda, Shigehiko Nishimura, Tetsuro Oda, Shigeki Kobayashi, Takeshi Yamamoto, Sachio Morimoto, Masafumi Yano
AIMS: Cardiac Troponin T (TnT) mutation-linked familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (FHC) is known to cause sudden cardiac death at a young age. Here, we investigated the role of the Ca2+ release channel of the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), ryanodine receptor (RyR2), in the pathogenic mechanism of lethal arrhythmia in FHC-related TnT-mutated transgenic mice (TG; TnT-delta160E). METHODS AND RESULTS: In TG cardiomyocytes, the Ca2+ spark frequency (SpF) was much higher than that in non-TG cardiomyocytes...
February 19, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371236/crabp1-protects-the-heart-from-isoproterenol-induced-acute-and-chronic-remodeling
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Sung Wook Park, Shawna D Persaud, Stanislas Ogokeh, Tatyana A Meyers, DeWayne Townsend, Li-Na Wei
Excessive and/or persistent activation of calcium-calmodulin protein kinase II (CaMKII) is detrimental in acute and chronic cardiac injury. However, intrinsic regulators of CaMKII activity are poorly understood. We find that cellular retinoic acid-binding protein 1 (CRABP1) directly interacts with CaMKII and uncover a functional role for CRABP1 in regulating CaMKII activation. We generated Crabp1 -null mice (CKO) in C57BL/6J background for pathophysiological studies. CKO mice develop hypertrophy as adults, exhibiting significant left ventricular dilation with reduced ejection fraction at the baseline cardiac function...
March 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357519/enhanced-basal-late-sodium-current-appears-to-underlie-the-age-related-prolongation-of-action-potential-duration-in-guinea-pig-ventricular-myocytes
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Yejia Song, Luiz Belardinelli
Aging hearts have prolonged QT interval and are vulnerable to oxidative stress. Because the QT interval indirectly reflects the action potential duration (APD), we examined the hypotheses that 1) the APD of ventricular myocytes increases with age; 2) the age-related prolongation of APD is due to an enhancement of basal late Na+ current (INaL ); 3) inhibition of INaL may protect aging hearts from arrhythmogenic effects of hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ). Experiments were performed on ventricular myocytes isolated from one-month (young) and one-year (old) guinea pigs (GPs)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312582/shexiang-tongxin-dropping-pill-protects-against-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-ischemia-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Jianyong Qi, Wenjun Pan, Yafang Tan, Jiaru Luo, Dancai Fan, Juan Yu, Jiashin Wu, Minzhou Zhang
Shexiang Tongxin dropping pill (STDP) is a formulae of Chinese Medicine commonly used to treating angina pectoris in China. However, its mechanism of action is still yet unclear. This study investigated the roles of STDP on myocardial ischemia injury. We constructed a rat model of myocardial injury (isoproterenol subcutaneous injection, i.h, 85 mg/kg/day for 2 days), and compared among 4 groups: CON (control), ISO (ischemic injury model), MET (metoprolol), and STDP. Serum contents of Troponin I (cTnI), creatine kinase (CK), CK-MB, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), alpha-hydroxybutyric dehydrogenase (α-HBD), and Aspartate Aminotransferase were detected and five STDP doses (1, 10, 100, 1000 and 10000 mg/kg/day) were chosen to obtain a dose-response curve...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155306/reverse-t3-interacts-with-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-receptor-and-restores-enzyme-activities-in-the-hippocampus-of-hypothyroid-developing-rats-insight-on-signaling-mechanisms
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Juliana Tonietto Domingues, Daiane Cattani, Patricia Acordi Cesconetto, Bianka Alzira Nascimento de Almeida, Paula Peirozan, Guilherme Razzera, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Regina Pessoa-Pureur, Ariane Zamoner
In the present study we provide evidence that 3,3',5'-triiodothyronine (reverse T3, rT3) restores neurochemical parameters induced by congenital hypothyroidism in rat hippocampus. Congenital hypothyroidism was induced by adding 0.05% propylthiouracil in the drinking water from gestation day 8 and continually up to lactation day 15. In the in vivo rT3 exposure, hypothyroid 12-day old pups were daily injected with rT3 (50 ng/kg body weight) or saline until day 14. In the ex vivo rT3 treatment, hippocampal slices from 15-day-old hypothyroid pups were incubated for 30 min with or without rT3 (1 nM)...
November 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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
#17
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 45Ca2+ influx by 2-fold that was abolished by L-type voltage-gated Ca2+ channel blocker nicardipine, but it was resistant to Na+ /Ca2+ exchanger inhibitor KB-R7943. To study the role of Ca2+ -mediated signaling in the expression of Na+ i /K+ i -sensitive genes we used intracellular Ca2+ chelator BAPTA and incubated RVSMC in Ca2+ -free medium...
December 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034548/electroacupuncture-alleviates-chemotherapy-induced-pain-through-inhibiting-phosphorylation-of-spinal-camkii-in-rats
#18
Y Zhang, A Li, J Xin, K Ren, B M Berman, L Lao, R-X Zhang
BACKGROUND: Current medical treatments for chemotherapy-induced pain (CIP) are either ineffective or have adverse side effects. Acupuncture may alleviate CIP, but its effectiveness against this condition has not been studied. Paclitaxel causes neuropathic pain in cancer patients. METHODS: We evaluated the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on paclitaxel-induced CIP in a rat model. Paclitaxel (2 mg/kg) or vehicle was injected (i.p.) on alternate days of 0-6. The resulting pain was treated with 10 Hz/2 mA/0...
April 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971270/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-iv-camkiv-mediates-acute-skeletal-muscle-inflammatory-response
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DanDan Shi, RuiCai Gu, YaFeng Song, MaoChao Ding, Tao Huang, MengXia Guo, JiangWei Xiao, WenHua Huang, Hua Liao
The objective of this study is to investigate the role of Calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IV (CaMKIV) in Cardiotoxin (CTX)-induced mice muscle inflammation. CTX injection i.m. was performed to induce B6 mice acute tibialis anterior (TA) muscle injury. The mice were then injected i.p. with the recombinant CaMKIV protein or its antagonist KN-93. Immunoblotting was used to assess Calmodulin (CaM) and CaMKIV levels. Immunofluorescence was used to detect intramuscular infiltration or major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-I expression in damaged muscle...
February 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912066/the-camp-effectors-pka-and-epac-activate-endothelial-no-synthase-through-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-human-endothelial-cells
#20
Verónica García-Morales, María Luaces-Regueira, Manuel Campos-Toimil
3',5'-Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) exerts an endothelium-dependent vasorelaxant action by stimulating endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) activity, and the subsequent NO release, through cAMP protein kinase (PKA) and exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac) activation in endothelial cells. Here, we have investigated the mechanism by which the cAMP-Epac/PKA pathway activates eNOS. cAMP-elevating agents (forskolin and dibutyryl-cAMP) and the joint activation of PKA (6-Bnz-cAMP) and Epac (8-pCPT-2'-O-Me-cAMP) increased cytoplasmic Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+ ]c ) in ≤30% of fura-2-loaded isolated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC)...
December 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
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