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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817206/loureirin-b-promotes-insulin-secretion-through-inhibition-of-katp-channel-and-influx-of-intracellular-calcium
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Yijie Sha, Yuelin Zhang, Jing Cao, Kai Qian, Bing Niu, Qin Chen
The development of new diabetes drugs continues to be explored. Loureirin B, a flavonoid, extracted from Dracaena cochinchinensis, has been confirmed to increase insulin secretion and decrease blood glucose levels. For searching the promotion of insulin secretion with the treatment of loureirin B, experiments were employed based on cell experiments and computational methods. Firstly, promotion of insulin secretion was dependent on extracellular glucose concentration. At the genetic level, loureirin B enhanced the relative mRNA level of Pdx-1 and MafA...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810916/the-catsper-channel-and-its-roles-in-male-fertility-a-systematic-review
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Xiang-Hong Sun, Ying-Ying Zhu, Lin Wang, Hong-Ling Liu, Yong Ling, Zong-Li Li, Li-Bo Sun
The Catsper channel is a sperm-specific, Ca(2+)-permeable, pH-dependent, and low voltage-dependent channel that is essential for the hyperactivity of sperm flagellum, chemotaxis towards the egg, capacitation and acrosome reaction. All of these physiological events require calcium entry into sperm cells. Remarkably, Catsper genes are exclusively expressed in the testis during spermatogenesis, and are sensitive to ion channel-induced pH change, such as NHEs, Ca(2+)ATPase, K(+) channel, Hv1 channel and HCO3(-) transporters...
August 15, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800734/a-t-type-channel-calmodulin-complex-triggers-%C3%AE-camkii-activation
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Hadhimulya Asmara, Ileana Micu, Arsalan P Rizwan, Giriraj Sahu, Brett A Simms, Fang-Xiong Zhang, Jordan D T Engbers, Peter K Stys, Gerald W Zamponi, Ray W Turner
Calmodulin (CaM) is an important signaling molecule that regulates a vast array of cellular functions by activating second messengers involved in cell function and plasticity. Low voltage-activated calcium channels of the Cav3 family have the important role of mediating low threshold calcium influx, but were not believed to interact with CaM. We find a constitutive association between CaM and the Cav3.1 channel at rest that is lost through an activity-dependent and Cav3.1 calcium-dependent CaM dissociation...
August 11, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794459/multiple-excitatory-actions-of-orexins-upon-thalamo-cortical-neurons-in-dorsal-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-implications-for-vision-modulation-by-arousal
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Lukasz Chrobok, Katarzyna Palus-Chramiec, Anna Chrzanowska, Mariusz Kepczynski, Marian Henryk Lewandowski
The orexinergic system of the lateral hypothalamus plays a crucial role in maintaining wakefulness and mediating arousal in a circadian time-dependent manner. Due to the extensive connections of orexinergic neurons, both orexins (OXA and OXB) exert mainly excitatory effects upon remote brain areas, including the thalamus. The dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (DLG) is a relay thalamic centre for the visual system. Its thalamo-cortical (TC) neurons convey photic information from the retina to the primary visual cortex...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766141/key-role-of-segment-is4-in-cav1-2-inactivation-link-between-activation-and-inactivation
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Stanislav Andranovits, Stanislav Beyl, Annette Hohaus, Eva Maria Zangerl-Plessl, Eugen Timin, Steffen Hering
Inactivation of L-type calcium channel (Cav1.2) is an important determinant of the length of the cardiac action potential. Here, we report a key role of the voltage-sensing segment IS4 in Cav1.2 inactivation. Neutralization of IS4 charges gradually shifted the steady-state inactivation curve on the voltages axis from 5.1 ± 3.7 mV in single point mutant IS4(K1Q) to -26.7 ± 1.3 mV in quadruple mutant IS4(K1Q/R2Q/R3Q/R4Q) compared to wild-type (WT) and accelerated inactivation. The slope factor of the Boltzmann curve of inactivation was decreased from 17...
August 1, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757442/endothelin-receptor-mediated-ca-2-signaling-in-coronary-arteries-after-experimentally-induced-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat
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Sarah Brøgger Kristiansen, Kristian A Haanes, Majid Sheykhzade, Lars Edvinsson
BACKGROUND: Acute myocardial infarction is one of the leading causes of death. It is caused by a blockage of a coronary artery leading to reduced blood flow to the myocardium and hence ischemic damage. In addition, a second wave of damage after the flow has been restored, named reperfusion injury greatly exacerbate the damage. For the latter, no medical treatment exist. In this study the aim was to characterize Ca(2+) sensitivity in coronary arteries following experimental ischemia/reperfusion injury...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752025/biased-activity-of-soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-the-janus-face-of-thymoquinone
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Charlotte Detremmerie, Paul M Vanhoutte, Susan Leung
The natural compound thymoquinone, extracted from Nigella sativa (black cumin), is widely used in humans for its anti-oxidative properties. Thymoquinone is known for its acute endothelium-independent vasodilator effects in isolated rat aortae and pulmonary arteries, depending in part on activation of adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels and inhibition of voltage-dependent calcium channels. The compound also improves endothelial dysfunction in mesenteric arteries of ageing rodents and in aortae of rabbits treated with pyrogallol, by inhibiting oxidative stress...
July 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751069/activity-dependent-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-release-is-required-for-the-rapid-antidepressant-actions-of-scopolamine
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Sriparna Ghosal, Eunyoung Bang, Wenzhu Yue, Brendan D Hare, Ashley E Lepack, Matthew J Girgenti, Ronald S Duman
BACKGROUND: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a key role in the pathophysiology and treatment of depression. Recent clinical studies demonstrate that scopolamine, a nonselective muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist, produces rapid antidepressant effects in patients with depression. Rodent studies demonstrate that scopolamine increases glutamate transmission and synaptogenesis in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC). Here we tested the hypothesis that activity-dependent BDNF release within the mPFC is necessary for the antidepressant actions of scopolamine...
June 23, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745215/nitroxyl-anion-mediates-relaxation-in-mesenteric-arteries-from-angiotensin-ii-hypertensive-mice
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Brandi M Wynne, Hicham Labazi, Rita C Tostes, R Clinton Webb
AIMS: Nitroxyl anion (HNO) has recently become an emerging candidate in vascular regulation. NO- is a potent vasodilator of both conduit and small resistance vessels and mediates relaxation in a soluble guanylate cyclase-dependent manner. Interestingly, HNO activates voltage-dependent K+ (K+V) channels, whereas nitric oxide (NO) activates calcium-activated K+ channels. To date, there are few studies investigating the role of HNO in hypertension, and the possible mechanisms, which may be altered during this condition...
July 25, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744649/electrophysiological-features-of-single-store-operated-calcium-channels-in-hek-s4-cell-line-with-stable-stim1-protein-knockdown
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A V Shalygin, V A Vigont, L N Glushankova, O A Zimina, D O Kolesnikov, A Yu Skopin, E V Kaznacheeva
An important role in intracellular calcium signaling is played by store-operated channels activated by STIM proteins, calcium sensors of the endoplasmic reticulum. In stable STIM1 knockdown HEK S4 cells, single channels activated by depletion of intracellular calcium stores were detected by cell-attached patch-clamp technique and their electrophysiological parameters were described. Comparison of the properties of single channels in HEK293 and HEK S4 cells revealed no significant differences in their current-voltage curves, while regulation of store-operated calcium channels in these cell lines depended on the level of STIM1 expression...
July 26, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742985/gabab-receptors-suppress-burst-firing-in-reticular-thalamic-neurons
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Stuart M Cain, Esperanza Garcia, Zeina Waheed, Karen L Jones, Trevor J Bushell, Terrance P Snutch
Burst-firing in thalamic neurons is known to play a key role in mediating thalamocortical (TC) oscillations that are associated with non-REM sleep and some types of epileptic seizure. Within the TC system the primary output of GABAergic neurons in the reticular thalamic nucleus (RTN) is thought to induce the de-inactivation of T-type calcium channels in thalamic relay (TR) neurons, promoting burst-firing drive to the cortex and the propagation of TC network activity. However, RTN neurons also project back onto other neurons within the RTN...
July 25, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742147/genetic-analysis-of-the-regulation-of-the-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-homolog-cch1-by-the-%C3%AE-subunit-homolog-ecm7-and-cortical-er-protein-scs2-in-yeast
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Takafumi Kato, Aya Kubo, Tatsuya Nagayama, Shinichiro Kume, Chikara Tanaka, Yoshitaka Nakayama, Kazuko Iida, Hidetoshi Iida
The yeast Cch1/Mid1 Ca2+ channel is equivalent to animal voltage-gated Ca2+ channels and activated in cells incubated in low Ca2+ medium. We herein investigated the third subunit, Ecm7, under the same cell culture conditions. The deletion of ECM7 slightly lowered Ca2+ influx activity in the CNB1+ background, in which calcineurin potentially dephosphorylates Cch1, but markedly lowered this activity in the cnb1Δ background. The deletion of the C-terminal cytoplasmic region of Ecm7 also reduced Ca2+ influx activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734867/p-q-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-mediate-the-ethanol-and-crf-sensitivity-of-central-amygdala-gabaergic-synapses
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F P Varodayan, M L Logrip, M Roberto
The central amygdala (CeA) GABAergic system is hypothesized to drive the development of alcohol dependence, due to its pivotal roles in the reinforcing actions of alcohol and the expression of negative emotion, anxiety and stress. Recent work has also identified an important role for the CeA corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system in the interaction between anxiety/stress and alcohol dependence. We have previously shown that acute alcohol and CRF each increase action potential-independent GABA release in the CeA via their actions at presynaptic CRF type 1 receptors (CRF1s); however, the shared mechanism employed by these two compounds requires further investigation...
July 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734073/differential-calcium-sensitivity-in-nav-1-5-mixed-syndrome-mutants
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Mena Abdelsayed, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Karen Gibbs, Shubhayan Sanatani, Andrew D Krahn, Vincent Probst, Peter C Ruben
INTRODUCTION: Inherited arrhythmias may arise from mutations in the SCN5a gene, which encodes the cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel, NaV 1.5. Mutants in NaV 1.5 result in Brugada Syndrome (BrS1), Long-QT Syndrome (LQT3), or mixed syndromes (an overlap of BrS1/LQT3). Exercise is a potential arrhythmogenic trigger in mixed syndromes. We sought to determine the effects of elevated cytosolic calcium, common during exercise, in mixed syndrome NaV 1.5 mutants. METHODS: We used whole-cell patch-clamp to assess the biophysical properties of NaV 1...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733226/allatoregulatory-like-systems-and-changes-in-cytosolic-ca-2-modulate-feeding-behavior-in-hydra
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María Eugenia Alzugaray, Jorge Rafael Ronderos
Allatotropin (AT) and allatostatin-C (AST-C) are neuropeptides originally characterized by their ability to modulate the secretion of juvenile hormones in insects. Beyond the allatoregulatory function, these neuropeptides are pleiotropic acting as myoregulators not only in insects, but also in other groups of invertebrates. We have previously proposed the existence of AT and AST-C like systems in Hydra sp., a member of the phylum Cnidaria, which is a basal group of Metazoa, sharing a common ancestor with Bilateria...
July 18, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731505/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-kinase-2-camkii-mediates-epac-induced-spontaneous-transient-outward-currents-stocs-in-rat-vascular-smooth-muscle
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Edward S A Humphries, Tomoko Kamishima, John M Quayle, Caroline Dart
Activation of the major cAMP effector, exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac), induces vascular smooth muscle relaxation by increasing the activity of ryanodine (RyR)-sensitive release channels on the peripheral sarcoplasmic reticulum. Resultant Ca(2+) sparks activate plasma membrane Ca(2+) -activated K(+) (BKCa ) channels, evoking spontaneous transient outward currents (STOCs) that hyperpolarize the cell and reduce voltage-dependent Ca(2+) entry. In this study we investigate the mechanism by which Epac increases STOC activity...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731153/altered-profile-of-mrna-expression-in-atrioventricular-node-of-streptozotocin%C3%A2-induced-diabetic-rats
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Frank Christopher Howarth, Khatija Parekh, Petrilla Jayaprakash, Edward Samuel Inbaraj, Murat Oz, Halina Dobrzynski, Thomas Edward Adrian
Prolonged action potential duration, reduced action potential firing rate, upstroke velocity and rate of diastolic depolarization have been demonstrated in atrioventricular node (AVN) cells from streptozotocin (STZ)‑induced diabetic rats. To further clarify the molecular basis of these electrical disturbances, the mRNA profiles encoding a variety of proteins associated with the generation and conduction of electrical activity in the AVN, were evaluated in the STZ‑induced diabetic rat heart. Expression of mRNA was measured in AVN biopsies using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction techniques...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726541/characterization-of-postsynaptic-calcium-signals-in-the-pyramidal-neurons-of-anterior-cingulate-cortex
#18
Xu-Hui Li, Qian Song, Tao Chen, Min Zhuo
Calcium signaling is critical for synaptic transmission and plasticity. N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptors play a key role in synaptic potentiation in the anterior cingulate cortex. Most previous studies of calcium signaling focus on hippocampal neurons, little is known about the activity-induced calcium signals in the anterior cingulate cortex. In the present study, we show that NMDA receptor-mediated postsynaptic calcium signals induced by different synaptic stimulation in anterior cingulate cortex pyramidal neurons...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715135/chronic-pharmacological-blockade-of-the-na-ca-2-exchanger-modulates-the-growth-and-development-of-the-purkinje-cell-dendritic-arbor-in-mouse-cerebellar-slice-cultures
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Pradeep Sherkhane, Josef P Kapfhammer
The Na(+) /Ca(2+) exchanger (NCX) is a bi-directional plasma membrane antiporter involved in Ca(2+) homeostasis in eukaryotes. NCX has three isoforms, NCX1-3, and all of them are expressed in the cerebellum. Immunostaining on cerebellar slice cultures indicates that NCX is widely expressed in the cerebellum, including expression in Purkinje cells. The pharmacological blockade of the forward mode of NCX (Ca(2+) efflux mode) by Bepridil moderately inhibited growth and development of Purkinje cell dendritic arbor in cerebellar slice cultures...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699241/calcium-dependence-of-spontaneous-neurotransmitter-release
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Courtney L Williams, Stephen M Smith
Spontaneous release of neurotransmitters is regulated by extracellular [Ca(2+) ] and intracellular [Ca(2+) ]. Curiously, some of the mechanisms of Ca(2+) signaling at central synapses are different at excitatory and inhibitory synapses. While the stochastic activity of voltage-activated Ca(2+) channels triggers a majority of spontaneous release at inhibitory synapses, this is not the case at excitatory nerve terminals. Ca(2+) release from intracellular stores regulates spontaneous release at excitatory and inhibitory terminals, as do agonists of the Ca(2+) -sensing receptor...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
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