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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932979/madagascine-induces-vasodilatation-via-activation-of-ampk
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Dapeng Chen, Bochao Lv, Sei Kobayashi, Yongjian Xiong, Pengyuan Sun, Yuan Lin, Salvatore Genovese, Francesco Epifano, Shanshan Hou, Fusheng Tang, Yunyan Ji, Dandan Yu
Madagascine (3-isopentenyloxyemodin) can be chemically synthesized or purified from several Rhamnus species, and it is found to have more potent biological activities than the parent compound emodin. The aim of this study is to characterize the vasodilatory effect of madagascine on vasoconstriction and sphingosylphosphorylcholine induced vasospasm in ex vivo and reveal the potential mechanisms in vitro. The effects of madagascine on vasoconstriction of rat mesenteric resistance arteries (MRAs) induced by K(+), methoxamine, and endothelin-1 were, respectively, studied...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932498/harnessing-molecular-motors-for-nanoscale-pulldown-in-live-cells
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Jonathan E Bird, Melanie Barzik, Meghan C Drummond, Daniel C Sutton, Spencer M Goodman, Eva L Morozko, Stacey M Cole, Alexandra K Boukhvalova, Jennifer Skidmore, Diana Syam, Elizabeth A Wilson, Tracy Fitzgerald, Atteeq U Rehman, Donna M Martin, Erich T Boger, Inna A Belyantseva, Thomas B Friedman
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) regulate assembly of macromolecular complexes, yet these remain challenging to study within the native cytoplasm where they normally exert their biological effect. Here, we miniaturize the concept of affinity pulldown, a gold-standard in vitro PPI interrogation technique, to perform nanoscale pulldowns (NanoSPD) within living cells. NanoSPD hijacks the normal process of intracellular trafficking by myosin motors to forcibly pull fluorescently-tagged protein complexes along filopodial actin filaments...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924510/global-protein-expression-analysis-of-molecular-markers-of-ds-1-47-a-component-of-implantation-promoting-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Yan-Ling Li, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Yu Leng, Yan-Li Wu, Jing Li, Yun-Xia Wu
This study investigated the molecular markers of DS-1-47, a component of an implantation- promoting traditional Chinese medicine consisting of Astragalus mongholicus, Atractylodes macrocephala, Scutellaria baicalensis and Dipsacales, in an attempt to clarify the molecular mechanism and action targets of DS-1-47. Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) method was used to establish the implantation dysfunction models of mice. Animals were divided into normal pregnant group, COS model group and DS-1-47 group. Laser capture microdissection-double dimensional electrophoresis-mass spectrum (LCM-DE-MS) was used to analyze the uterine protein molecules that were possibly involved in the promotion of implantation...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922195/the-neuropeptide-cortistatin-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-via-inhibition-of-cardiomyogenic-t-cell-driven-inflammatory-responses
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Virginia Delgado-Maroto, Clara P Falo, Irene Forte-Lago, Norma Adan, Maria Morell, Elena Maganto-Garcia, Gema Robledo, Francisco O'Valle, Andrew H Lichtman, Elena Gonzalez-Rey, Mario Delgado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocarditis is an inflammatory and autoimmune cardiovascular disease that causes dilated myocardiopathy and is responsible of high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cortistatin is a neuropeptide produced by neurons and cells of immune and vascular systems. Besides its action in locomotor activity and sleep, cortistatin inhibits inflammation in different experimental models of autoimmune diseases. However, its role in inflammatory cardiovascular disorders is unexplored...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913008/microrna-98-plays-a-critical-role-in-experimental-myocarditis
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Xiao Chen, Shuo Dong, Ningning Zhang, Liang Chen, Mao-Gang Li, Ping-Chang Yang, Jiangping Song
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Myocarditis is inflammation in the heart; its pathogenesis is to be further investigated. Activities of micro RNAs (miR) are associated with immune inflammation. This study tests a hypothesis that miR-98 is involved in the development of myocarditis. METHODS: BALB/c mice were immunized with cardiac α-myosin heavy chain peptides (MyHC-α) to induce myocarditis. The effects of miR-98 on regulation of interleukin (IL)-10 were assessed by real time RT-PCR...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911821/myth4-ferm-myosins-have-an-ancient-and-conserved-role-in-filopod-formation
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Karl J Petersen, Holly V Goodson, Ashley L Arthur, G W Gant Luxton, Anne Houdusse, Margaret A Titus
The formation of filopodia in Metazoa and Amoebozoa requires the activity of myosin 10 (Myo10) in mammalian cells and of Dictyostelium unconventional myosin 7 (DdMyo7) in the social amoeba Dictyostelium However, the exact roles of these MyTH4-FERM myosins (myosin tail homology 4-band 4.1, ezrin, radixin, moesin; MF) in the initiation and elongation of filopodia are not well defined and may reflect conserved functions among phylogenetically diverse MF myosins. Phylogenetic analysis of MF myosin domains suggests that a single ancestral MF myosin existed with a structure similar to DdMyo7, which has two MF domains, and that subsequent duplications in the metazoan lineage produced its functional homolog Myo10...
November 23, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909224/sarcomeric-protein-modification-during-adrenergic-stress-enhances-cross-bridge-kinetics-and-cardiac-output
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Kenneth S Gresham, Ranganath Mamidi, Jiayang Li, Hyerin Kwak, Julian E Stelzer
Molecular adaptations to chronic neurohormonal stress, including sarcomeric protein cleavage and phosphorylation, provide a mechanism to increase ventricular contractility and enhance cardiac output, yet the link between sarcomeric protein modifications and changes in myocardial function remains unclear. To examine the effects of neurohormonal stress on post-translational modifications of sarcomeric proteins, mice were administered combined α- and β-adrenergic receptor agonists (isoproterenol and phenylephrine; IPE) for 14 days using implantable osmotic pumps...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904901/effect-of-ticagrelor-on-endothelial-calcium-signalling-and-barrier-function
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Dursun Gündüz, Christian Tanislav, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter, Rainer Schulz, Christian Hamm, Muhammad Aslam
The P2Y12 receptor is a Gi-coupled receptor whose activation inhibits adenylyl cyclase and thereby reduces the concentration of intracellular cAMP. Here the hypothesis was tested whether AR-C 66096 or ticagrelor, two direct-acting and reversibly binding P2Y12 receptor antagonists, protect endothelial cell (EC) barrier function by raising intracellular cAMP in ECs. The study was carried out on primary human umbilical vein ECs (HUVECs) and human pulmonary microvascular ECs (hPMECs). AR-C66096 (10 µM) induced a 50 % increase in cAMP in ECs whereas ticagrelor (2-10 µM) had no effect...
December 1, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899900/fiber-type-specific-satellite-cell-content-in-cyclists-following-heavy-training-with-carbohydrate-and-carbohydrate-protein-supplementation
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Alec I McKenzie, Andrew C D'Lugos, Michael J Saunders, Keith D Gworek, Nicholas D Luden
The central purpose of this study was to evaluate the fiber type-specific satellite cell and myonuclear responses of endurance-trained cyclists to a block of intensified training, when supplementing with carbohydrate (CHO) vs. carbohydrate-protein (PRO). In a crossover design, endurance-trained cyclists (n = 8) performed two consecutive training periods, once supplementing with CHO (de facto "control" condition) and the other with PRO. Each training period consisted of 10 days of intensified cycle training (ICT-120% increase in average training duration) followed by 10 days of recovery (RVT-reduced volume training; 33% volume reduction vs...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899419/progressive-cl-channel-defects-reveal-disrupted-skeletal-muscle-maturation-in-r6-2-huntington-s-mice
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Daniel R Miranda, Monica Wong, Shannon H Romer, Cynthia McKee, Gabriela Garza-Vasquez, Alyssa C Medina, Volker Bahn, Andrew D Steele, Robert J Talmadge, Andrew A Voss
Huntington's disease (HD) patients suffer from progressive and debilitating motor dysfunction. Previously, we discovered reduced skeletal muscle chloride channel (ClC-1) currents, inwardly rectifying potassium (Kir) channel currents, and membrane capacitance in R6/2 transgenic HD mice. The ClC-1 loss-of-function correlated with increased aberrant mRNA processing and decreased levels of full-length ClC-1 mRNA (Clcn1 gene). Physiologically, the resulting muscle hyperexcitability may help explain involuntary contractions of HD...
November 29, 2016: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897407/activin-a-induces-skeletal-muscle-catabolism-via-p38%C3%AE-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase
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Hui Ding, Guohua Zhang, Ka Wai Thomas Sin, Zhelong Liu, Ren-Kuo Lin, Min Li, Yi-Ping Li
BACKGROUND: Activation of type IIB activin receptor (ActRIIB) in skeletal muscle leads to muscle atrophy because of increased muscle protein degradation. However, the intracellular signalling mechanism that mediates ActRIIB-activated muscle catabolism is poorly defined. METHODS: We investigated the role of p38β mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) in mediating ActRIIB ligand activin A-activated muscle catabolic pathways in C2C12 myotubes and in mice with perturbation of this kinase pharmacologically and genetically...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897402/the-impact-of-ageing-physical-activity-and-pre-frailty-on-skeletal-muscle-phenotype-mitochondrial-content-and-intramyocellular-lipids-in-men
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Félix St-Jean-Pelletier, Charlotte H Pion, Jean-Philippe Leduc-Gaudet, Nicolas Sgarioto, Igor Zovilé, Sébastien Barbat-Artigas, Olivier Reynaud, Feras Alkaterji, François C Lemieux, Alexis Grenon, Pierrette Gaudreau, Russell T Hepple, Stéphanie Chevalier, Marc Belanger, José A Morais, Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, Gilles Gouspillou
BACKGROUND: The exact impact of ageing on skeletal muscle phenotype and mitochondrial and lipid content remains controversial, probably because physical activity, which greatly influences muscle physiology, is rarely accounted for. The present study was therefore designed to investigate the effects of ageing, physical activity, and pre-frailty on skeletal muscle phenotype, and mitochondrial and intramyocellular lipid content in men. METHODS: Recreationally active young adult (20-30 yo; YA); active (ACT) and sedentary (SED) middle-age (50-65 yo; MA-ACT and MA-SED); and older (65 + yo; 65 + ACT and 65 + SED) and pre-frail older (65 + PF) men were recruited...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896430/myosin-light-chain-phosphorylation-is-required-for-peak-power-output-of-mouse-fast-skeletal-muscle-in-vitro
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Joshua Bowslaugh, William Gittings, Rene Vandenboom
The skeletal myosin light chain kinase (skMLCK) catalyzed phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) is associated with potentiation of force, work, and power in rodent fast twitch muscle. The purpose of this study was to compare concentric responses of EDL from wild-type (WT) and skMLCK devoid (skMLCK(-/-)) muscles at a range of shortening speeds (0.05 to 0.70 V max) around that expected to produce maximal power (in vitro, 25 °C) both before (unpotentiated) and after (potentiated) a potentiating stimulus (PS)...
November 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888470/mutation-of-the-ser18-phosphorylation-site-on-the-sole-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ucs-protein-she4-can-compromise-high-temperature-survival
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Susana Gomez-Escalante, Peter W Piper, Stefan H Millson
Folding of the myosin head often requires the joint actions of Hsp90 and a dedicated UNC45, Cro1, She4 (UCS) domain-containing cochaperone protein. Relatively weak sequence conservation exists between the single UCS protein of simple eukaryotes (She4 in budding yeast) and the two UCS proteins of higher organisms (the general cell and smooth muscle UNC45s; UNC45-GC and UNC45-SM respectively). In vertebrates, UNC45-GC facilitates cytoskeletal function whereas the 55% identical UNC45-SM assists in the assembly of the contractile apparatus of cardiac and skeletal muscles...
November 25, 2016: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885498/prognostic-predictive-value-of-gene-mutations-in-japanese-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ayako Chida, Kei Inai, Hiroki Sato, Eriko Shimada, Tsutomu Nishizawa, Mitsuyo Shimada, Michiko Furutani, Yoshiyuki Furutani, Yoichi Kawamura, Masaya Sugimoto, Jun Ishihara, Masako Fujiwara, Takashi Soga, Masatoshi Kawana, Shinya Fuji, Shigeru Tateno, Kenji Kuraishi, Shigetoyo Kogaki, Mitsuhiro Nishimura, Mamoru Ayusawa, Fukiko Ichida, Hirokuni Yamazawa, Rumiko Matsuoka, Shigeaki Nonoyama, Toshio Nakanishi
Although some studies have attempted to find useful prognostic factors in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), those results are not fully helpful for use in actual clinical practice. Furthermore, several genetic abnormalities associated with HCM have been identified. However, the genotype-phenotype correlation in HCM remains to be elucidated. Here, we attempted to assess patients with different types of gene mutations causing HCM and investigate the prognosis. A total of 140 patients with HCM underwent a screening test for myofilament gene mutations by direct sequencing of eight sarcomeric genes...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878725/effect-of-cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-on-tropomyosin-regulation-of-actin-myosin-interaction-using-in-vitro-motility-assay
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D V Shchepkin, G V Kopylova, L V Nikitina
We studied the modulating role of cardiac myosin-binding protein C (cMyBP-C) in tropomyosin regulation of the actin-myosin interaction. The effect of cMyBP-C on the velocity of actin-tropomyosin filament sliding over cardiac and slow skeletal myosins was evaluated using in vitro motility assay. The effect of cMyBP-C on the actin-tropomyosin filaments sliding depended on the type of myosin. The regulatory effect of cMyBP-C differs for cardiac and slow skeletal myosin because of the presence of specific essential light chain (LC1sa) in slow skeletal myosin isoform...
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878630/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-plasma-levels-of-cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-heart-failure
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Doaa El Amrousy, Hossam Hodeib, Ghada Suliman, Nahed Hablas, Eman Ramadan Salama, Ahmed Esam
Heart failure (HF) has high morbidity and mortality in children. This study aimed to investigate the value of cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMyBP-C) as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in children with heart failure. This study was a prospective case-control study that involved 50 children with acute HF and 25 healthy children of matched age and sex as a control group. cMyBP-C plasma levels were measured in patients with HF at the time of admission and 1 month after treatment. Echocardiographic assessment was done for all children...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878491/possible-cause-of-nonlinear-tension-rise-in-activated-muscle-fiber-during-stretching
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P V Kochubei, S Yu Bershitsky
Tension in contracting muscle fiber under conditions of ramp stretching rapidly increases, but after reaching a critical stretch Pc sharply decreases. To find out the cause of these changes in muscle fiber tension, we stopped stretching before and after reaching Pc and left the fiber stretched for 50 msec. After rapid tension drop, the transient tension rise not accompanied by fiber stiffness increase was observed only in fibers heated to 25°C and stretched to Pc. Under other experimental conditions, this growth was absent...
November 22, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875632/variable-phenotypic-expression-and-onset-in-myh14-distal-hmn-phenotype-in-a-large-multigenerational-north-american-family
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Stanley Iyadurai, W David Arnold, John T Kissel, Corey Ruhno, Vicki L McGovern, Pamela J Snyder, Thomas W Prior, Jennifer Roggenbuck, Arthur H Burghes, Stephen J Kolb
INTRODUCTION: Distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN) causes distal-predominant weakness without prominent sensory loss. Myosin heavy chain disorders most commonly result in distal myopathy and cardiomyopathy with or without hearing loss, but a complex phenotype with dHMN, myopathy, hoarseness, and hearing loss was reported in a Korean family with a c.2822G>T mutation in MYH14. OBJECTIVE: To report phenotypic features in a North American family with the c.2822G>T in MYH14...
November 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875276/cancer-cells-become-less-deformable-and-more-invasive-with-activation-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-signaling
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Tae-Hyung Kim, Navjot Kaur Gill, Kendra D Nyberg, Angelyn V Nguyen, Sophia V Hohlbauch, Nicholas A Geisse, Cameron J Nowell, Erica K Sloan, Amy C Rowat
Invasion by cancer cells is a critical step in metastasis. An oversimplified view in the literature is that cancer cells become more deformable as they become more invasive. β-adrenergic receptor (βAR) signaling drives invasion and metastasis, but the effects on cell deformability are not known. Here we show that activation of β-adrenergic signaling by βAR agonists reduces the deformability of highly metastatic human breast cancer cells, and that these stiffer cells are more invasive in vitro We find that βAR activation also reduces the deformability of ovarian, prostate, melanoma, and leukemia cells...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
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