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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229746/inhibition-of-nadph-oxidase-dependent-oxidative-stress-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-mediates-the-antihypertensive-effects-of-acupuncture-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Xue-Rui Wang, Jing-Wen Yang, Cai-Shuo Ji, Xiang-Hong Zeng, Guang-Xia Shi, Marc Fisher, Cun-Zhi Liu
Oxidative stress in the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), where the sympathetic nervous control center is located, contributes to neural mechanisms of hypertension. Acupuncture was previously reported to favorably affect high blood pressure. However, little is known about the effect of acupuncture on oxidative stress-modulated mechanisms in hypertension. This study was designed to evaluate the hypothesis that acupuncture exerts an antihypertensive effect via ameliorating oxidative stress and the redox-sensitive pathway in the RVLM of spontaneously hypertensive rats...
December 11, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176664/gabaa-receptor-dependent-synaptic-inhibition-rapidly-tunes-kcc2-activity-via-the-cl-sensitive-wnk1-kinase
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Martin Heubl, Jinwei Zhang, Jessica C Pressey, Sana Al Awabdh, Marianne Renner, Ferran Gomez-Castro, Imane Moutkine, Emmanuel Eugène, Marion Russeau, Kristopher T Kahle, Jean Christophe Poncer, Sabine Lévi
The K+-Cl- co-transporter KCC2 (SLC12A5) tunes the efficacy of GABAA receptor-mediated transmission by regulating the intraneuronal chloride concentration [Cl-]i. KCC2 undergoes activity-dependent regulation in both physiological and pathological conditions. The regulation of KCC2 by synaptic excitation is well documented; however, whether the transporter is regulated by synaptic inhibition is unknown. Here we report a mechanism of KCC2 regulation by GABAA receptor (GABAAR)-mediated transmission in mature hippocampal neurons...
November 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171428/the-role-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-beta-in-brain-injury-induced-by-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-rat-model-of-diabetes-mellitus
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Bo Zhao, Wen-Wei Gao, Ya-Jing Liu, Meng Jiang, Lian Liu, Quan Yuan, Jia-Bao Hou, Zhong-Yuan Xia
Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury can lead to severe brain injury. Glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta is known to be involved in myo-cardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and diabetes mellitus. However, the precise role of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury-induced brain injury is unclear. In this study, we observed the effects of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta on brain injury induced by myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury in diabetic rats. Rat models of diabetes mellitus were generated via intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin...
October 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163430/pdtas-deficiency-affects-resistance-of-mycobacteria-to-ribosome-targeting-antibiotics
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Karolina Dadura, Renata Płocińska, Anna Rumijowska-Galewicz, Przemysław Płociński, Anna Żaczek, Bożena Dziadek, Andrzej Zaborowski, Jarosław Dziadek
Two-component regulatory systems (TCSSs) are key regulatory elements responsible for the adaptation of bacteria to environmental stresses. A classical TCSS is typically comprised of a sensory histidine kinase and a corresponding response regulator. Here, we used homologous recombination to construct a Mycobacterium smegmatis mutant defective in the synthesis of cytosolic histidine kinase PdtaS (Msmeg_1918). The resulting ΔpdtaS mutant strain was tested in the Phenotype Microarray screening system, which allowed us to identify aminoglycoside antibiotic sensitivity, tetracyclines antibiotic resistance as well as membrane transport and respiration, as the main processes affected by removal of pdtaS...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145426/buserelin-alleviates-chloride-transport-defect-in-human-cystic-fibrosis-nasal-epithelial-cells
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Marie-Laure Calvez, Nathalie Benz, Florentin Huguet, Aude Saint-Pierre, Elise Rouillé, Christelle Coraux, Claude Férec, Mathieu Kerbiriou, Pascal Trouvé
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disease in Caucasians caused by mutations in the gene encoding the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) chloride (Cl-) channel regulated by protein kinases, phosphatases, divalent cations and by protein-protein interactions. Among protein-protein interactions, we previously showed that Annexin A5 (AnxA5) binds to CFTR and is involved in the channel localization within membranes and in its Cl- channel function. The deletion of phenylalanine at position 508 (F508del) is the most common mutation in CF which leads to an altered protein (F508del-CFTR) folding with a nascent protein retained within the ER and is quickly degraded...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142404/chalepin-a-compound-from-ruta-angustifolia-l-pers-exhibits-cell-cycle-arrest-at-s-phase-suppresses-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-signal-transducer-and-activation-of-transcription-3-stat3-phosphorylation-and-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-non-small-cell
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Jaime Stella Moses Richardson, Norhaniza Aminudin, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
Background: Plants have been a major source of inspiration in developing novel drug compounds in the treatment of various diseases that afflict human beings worldwide. Ruta angustifolia L. Pers known locally as Garuda has been conventionally used for various medicinal purposes such as in the treatment of cancer. Objective: A dihydrofuranocoumarin named chalepin, which was isolated from the chloroform extract of the plant, was tested on its ability to inhibit molecular pathways of human lung carcinoma (A549) cells...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134279/dietary-k-and-cl-independently-regulate-basolateral-conductance-in-principal-and-intercalated-cells-of-the-collecting-duct
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Viktor N Tomilin, Oleg Zaika, Arohan R Subramanya, Oleh Pochynyuk
The renal collecting duct contains two distinct cell types, principal and intercalated cells, expressing potassium Kir4.1/5.1 (KCNJ10/16) and chloride ClC-K2 (ClC-Kb in humans) channels on their basolateral membrane, respectively. Both channels are thought to play important roles in controlling systemic water-electrolyte balance and blood pressure. However, little is known about mechanisms regulating activity of Kir4.1/5.1 and ClC-K2/b. Here, we employed patch clamp analysis at the single channel and whole cell levels in freshly isolated mouse collecting ducts to investigate regulation of Kir4...
November 13, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131070/pathophysiology-of-post-transplant-hypertension-in-kidney-transplant-focus-on-calcineurin-inhibitors-induced-oxidative-stress-and-renal-sodium-retention-and-implications-with-rhoa-rho-kinase-pathway
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Lorenzo A Calò, Verdiana Ravarotto, Francesca Simioni, Elena Naso, Francesco Marchini, Luciana Bonfante, Lucrezia Furian, Paolo Rigotti
Post-transplant hypertension is a common occurrence during treatment with calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in kidney transplant population. The pathogenesis of vasoconstriction induced by CNIs involves vascular tone alterations and kidney sodium transport regulation. Among the factors involved a key role is played by the activation of intrarenal renin-angiotensin system with enhanced release of Angiotensin II (Ang II) and increase of oxidative stress. A common pathway between oxidative stress and hypertension induced by CNIs may be identified in the involvement of the activation of RhoA/Rho kinase pathway, key for the induction of hypertension and cardiovascular-renal remodeling, of the oxidative stress mediated increased nitric oxide (NO) metabolism and increased renal sodium retention via increased activity of thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) in the distal tubule...
October 16, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120956/protein-kinase-c%C3%AE-deletion-causes-hypotension-and-decreased-vascular-contractility
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Brandi M Wynne, Cameron G McCarthy, Theodora Szasz, Patrick A Molina, Arlene B Chapman, R Clinton Webb, Janet D Klein, Robert S Hoover
AIM: Protein kinase Cα (PKCα) is a critical regulator of multiple cell signaling pathways including gene transcription, posttranslation modifications and activation/inhibition of many signaling kinases. In regards to the control of blood pressure, PKCα causes increased vascular smooth muscle contractility, while reducing cardiac contractility. In addition, PKCα has been shown to modulate nephron ion transport. However, the role of PKCα in modulating mean arterial pressure (MAP) has not been investigated...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107658/physiological-characterization-and-regulation-of-the-contractile-properties-of-the-mosquito-ventral-diverticulum-crop
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Travis L Calkins, Andrew DeLaat, Peter M Piermarini
In adult dipteran insects (flies), the crop is a diverticulum of the esophagus that serves as a food storage organ. The crop pumps stored contents into the alimentary canal for digestion and absorption. The pumping is mediated by peristaltic contractions of the crop musculature. In adult female mosquitoes, the crop (ventral diverticulum) selectively stores sugar solutions (e.g., nectar); proteinaceous blood meals by-pass the crop and are transferred directly to the midgut for digestion. The mechanisms that regulate crop contractions have never been investigated in mosquitoes...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081444/ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-%C3%AE-dependent-serine727-phosphorylation-is-required-for-tmem16a-ca-2-activated-cl-channel-regulation-in-cerebrovascular-cells
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Cai-Xia Lin, Xiao-Fei Lv, Feng Yuan, Xiang-Yu Li, Ming-Ming Ma, Can-Zhao Liu, Jia-Guo Zhou, Guan-Lei Wang, Yong-Yuan Guan
BACKGROUND: TMEM16A is a critical component of Ca(2+)-activated chloride channels (CaCCs) and mediates basilar arterial smooth muscle cell (BASMC) proliferation in hypertensive cerebrovascular remodeling. CaMKII is a negative regulator of CaCC, and four CaMKII isoforms (α, β, γ and δ) are expressed in vasculature; however, it is unknown which and how CaMKII isoforms affect TMEM16A-associated CaCC and BASMC proliferation.Methods and Results:Patch clamp and small interfering RNA (siRNA) knockdown of different CaMKII isoforms revealed that only CaMKIIγ inhibited native Ca(2+)-activated chloride currents (ICl...
October 28, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080472/the-expression-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-5-and-its-interaction-with-dendritic-marker-microtubule-associated-protein-2-after-status-epilepticus
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Xiangchang Zeng, Siyu Chen, Qing Gao, Wenjing Zong, Dejian Jiang, Guirong Zeng, Luping Zhou, Lulu Chen, Wei Luo, Jian Xiao, Bo Xiao, Dongsheng Ouyang, Kai Hu
OBJECTIVE: Acute seizures induced dendritic formation and synaptogenesis promotes aberrant circuitry development and further aggravates underlying conditions towards chronic epilepsy. The G protein-coupled receptor kinase-5 (GRK5) served as a key modulator in neurogenesis and the establishment of functional neuronal circuitry. This included dendritic development, as its dysfunction could cause different central nervous system disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. However, the involvement of GRK5 in the progression of epilepsy remains unclear...
October 13, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070854/altered-norbin-expression-in-patients-with-epilepsy-and-a-rat-model
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Yali Xu, Zengyou Li, Li Yao, Xingping Zhang, Dan Gan, Manchun Jiang, Na Wang, Guojun Chen, Xuefeng Wang
Norbin is widely distributed in neuronal tissues, is a regulator of Ca2(+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) phosphorylation. Norbin is also an important endogenous modulator of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5) signaling, and nervous system-specific homozygous gene disruptions, result in epileptic seizures. In this study, we aimed to investigate norbin expression patterns in epilepsy and to elucidate the relationships between norbin and mGluR5 and p-CaMKII in epilepsy. Double-immunolabeling, immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting studies showed that norbin was downregulated in the temporal neocortex of patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) compared with control subjects...
October 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066461/inactivation-of-spak-kinase-reduces-body-weight-gain-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet-by-improving-energy-expenditure-and-insulin-sensitivity
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Ivan Torre-Villalvazo, Luz Graciela Cervantes-Perez, Lilia G Noriega, Jose V Jimenez, Norma Uribe, Maria Chavez-Canales, Claudia Tovar-Palacio, Braulio A Marfil-Garza, Nimbe Torres, Norma A Bobadilla, Armando R Tovar, Gerardo Gamba
The STE20/SPS1-related proline-alanine-rich protein kinase (SPAK) controls the activity of the electroneutral cation-chloride cotransporters (SLC12 family) and thus physiological processes such as modulation of cell volume, intracellular chloride concentration [Cl-]i and transepithelial salt transport. Modulation of SPAK kinase activity may have an impact on hypertension and obesity as STK39, the gene encoding SPAK has been suggested as a hypertension and obesity susceptibility gene. In fact, the absence of SPAK activity in mice in which the activating threonine in the T-loop was substituted by alanine (SPAK-KI mice) is associated with decreased blood pressure; however its consequences in metabolism have not been explored...
October 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065787/preconditioning-potential-of-purmorphamine-a-hedgehog-activator-against-ischaemic-reperfusion-injury-in-ovariectomised-rat-heart
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Shweta Sharma, Avileen Kaur, Saurabh Sharma
OBJECTIVE: The present study was been designed to investigate the role and pharmacological potential of hedgehog in oestrogen-deficient rat heart. METHODS: Oestrogen deficiency was produced in female Wistar rats by the surgical removal of both ovaries and these animals were used four weeks later. Isolated rat heart was subjected to 30 min ischaemia followed by 120 min of reperfusion (I/R). The heart was subjected to pharmacological preconditioning with the hedgehog agonist purmorphamine (1μM) and GDC-0449, a hedgehog antagonist, in the last episode of reperfusion before I/R...
October 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049420/production-of-proinflammatory-mediators-in-activated-microglia-is-synergistically-regulated-by-notch-1-glycogen-synthase-kinase-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-signalling
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Qiong Cao, Aparna Karthikeyan, S Thameem Dheen, Charanjit Kaur, Eng-Ang Ling
Microglia activation and associated inflammatory response are involved in the pathogenesis of different neurodegenerative diseases. We have reported that Notch-1 and NF-κB/p65 signalling pathways operate in synergy in regulating the production of proinflammatory mediators in activated microglia. In the latter, there is also evidence by others that glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK-3β) mediates the release of proinflammatory cytokines but the interrelationships between the three signalling pathways have not been fully clarified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043099/lithium-ameliorates-rat-spinal-cord-injury-by-suppressing-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-and-activating-heme-oxygenase-1
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Yonghoon Kim, Jeongtae Kim, Meejung Ahn, Taekyun Shin
Glycogen synthase kinase (GSK)-3β and related enzymes are associated with various forms of neuroinflammation, including spinal cord injury (SCI). Our aim was to evaluate whether lithium, a non-selective inhibitor of GSK-3β, ameliorated SCI progression, and also to analyze whether lithium affected the expression levels of two representative GSK-3β-associated molecules, nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor-2 (Nrf-2) and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) (a target gene of Nrf-2). Intraperitoneal lithium chloride (80 mg/kg/day for 3 days) significantly improved locomotor function at 8 days post-injury (DPI); this was maintained until 14 DPI (P<0...
September 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042932/cardioprotective-effect-of-notch-signaling-on-the-development-of-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-diabetes-mellitus
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Fang Wu, Bo Yu, Xu Zhang, Yuelan Zhang
The present study aimed to elucidate the role of Notch signaling in the development of myocardial infarction (MI) concomitant with diabetes in vivo and in vitro and evaluated the therapeutic effect of the Notch signaling in vitro. Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were subjected to 25 min of ischemia and 2 h of reperfusion. Cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB) isoenzyme levels were detected. Infarct size was measured by 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride staining. Myocardial apoptosis and fibrosis were examined by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling and Masson Trichrome staining, respectively...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969571/synthesis-%C3%AE-catenin-translocation-capability-and-alp-activation-activity-of-7h-thiazolo-3-2-b-1-2-4-triazin-7-one-derivatives
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Shicheng Hou, Henan Xu, Jianshu Hu, Jian Hou, Yan Wang, Zhe Jin, David C C Wan, Chun Hu
Background Osteoporosis (OP) is a common bone disease, most often diagnosed in post-menopausal women. The majority of OP treatments focused at manipulation of the patient's hormone levels, therefore, they are associated with significant adverse effects. Objective To design, synthesize and evaluate the β-catenin translocation capability and the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activation activity of 7H-thiazolo[3,2-b]-1,2,4-triazin-7-one derivatives. Method The styrene derivatives were synthesized as raw materials, followed by oxidation and condensation reactions, 6-aryl-3-thioxo-3,4-dihydro-1,2,4-triazin-5(2H)-one derivatives (1) were obtained...
October 2, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964605/atm-signals-to-ampk-to-promote-autophagy-and-positively-regulate-dna-damage-in-response-to-cadmium-induced-ros-in-mouse-spermatocytes
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Renyan Li, Xue Luo, Yijian Zhu, Letian Zhao, Lianbing Li, Qiang Peng, Mingfu Ma, Yanfei Gao
Cadmium (Cd) is a toxic heavy metal and harmful to human health due to its ability to accumulate in organs. Previous studies have shown that Cd can induce DNA damage and autophagy. Autophagy can stabilize genetic material and DNA integrity. The aim of the present study was to determine the exact mechanism and role of autophagy induced by Cd in spermatozoa cells. Mouse spermatocyte-derived cells (GC-2) were treated with 20 μM Cd chloride for 24 h. The level of reactive oxygen species (ROS), DNA damage, autophagy and the expression of the molecular signaling pathway ATM/AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)/mTOR were determined...
December 2017: Environmental Pollution
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