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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918503/coq0-induced-mitochondrial-ptp-opening-triggers-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-vdac1-upregulation-in-hl-60-leukemia-cells-and-suppresses-tumor-growth-in-athymic-nude-mice-xenografted-nude-mice
#1
You-Cheng Hseu, Varadharajan Thiyagarajan, Ting-Tsz Ou, Hsin-Ling Yang
Coenzyme Q (CoQ) analogs with variable numbers of isoprenoid units have been demonstrated as anticancer and antioxidant/pro-oxidant molecules. This study examined the in vitro and in vivo antitumor and apoptosis activities of CoQ0 (2,3-dimethoxy-5-methyl-1,4-benzoquinone, zero isoprenoid side-chains) through upregulation of the Voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) signaling pathway on human promyelocytic leukemia. CoQ0 (0-40 μg/mL) treatment significantly reduced HL-60 cell viability, and up-regulated mitochondrial VDAC1 expression...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912545/the-cacna1h-mutation-in-the-gaers-model-of-absence-epilepsy-enhances-t-type-ca-2-currents-by-altering-calnexin-dependent-trafficking-of-cav3-2-channels
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Juliane Proft, Yuriy Rzhepetskyy, Joanna Lazniewska, Fang-Xiong Zhang, Stuart M Cain, Terrance P Snutch, Gerald W Zamponi, Norbert Weiss
Low-voltage-activated T-type calcium channels are essential contributors to the functioning of thalamocortical neurons by supporting burst-firing mode of action potentials. Enhanced T-type calcium conductance has been reported in the Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rat from Strasbourg (GAERS) and proposed to be causally related to the overall development of absence seizure activity. Here, we show that calnexin, an endoplasmic reticulum integral membrane protein, interacts with the III-IV linker region of the Cav3...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905315/preliminary-studies-of-acute-cadmium-administration-effects-on-the-calcium-activated-potassium-skca-and-bkca-channels-and-na-k-atpase-activity-in-isolated-aortic-rings-of-rats
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Dalton V Vassallo, Camila C P Almenara, Gilson Brás Broseghini-Filho, Ariane Calazans Teixeira, David Chaves F da Silva, Jhuli K Angeli, Alessandra S Padilha
Cadmium is an environmental pollutant closely linked with cardiovascular diseases that seems to involve endothelium dysfunction and reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability. Knowing that NO causes dilatation through the activation of potassium channels and Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, we aimed to determine whether acute cadmium administration (10 μM) alters the participation of K(+) channels, voltage-activated calcium channel, and Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase activity in vascular function of isolated aortic rings of rats. Cadmium did not modify the acetylcholine-induced relaxation...
September 13, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901828/protein-kinase-c-enhances-plasma-membrane-expression-of-cardiac-l-type-calcium-channel-cav1-2
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Tal Keren Raifman, Prabodh Kumar, Hannelore Haase, Enno Klussmann, Nathan Dascal, Sharon Weiss
L-type-voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels (L-VDCCs; CaV1.2, α1C), crucial in cardiovascular physiology and pathology, are modulated via activation of G-protein-coupled receptors and subsequently protein kinase C (PKC). Despite extensive study, key aspects of the mechanisms leading to PKC-induced Ca(2+) current increase are unresolved. A notable residue, Ser1928, located in the distal C-terminus (dCT) of α1C was shown to be phosphorylated by PKC. CaV1.2 undergoes posttranslational modifications yielding full-length and proteolytically cleaved CT-truncated forms...
September 13, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899645/transcriptome-based-discovery-of-pathways-and-genes-related-to-reproduction-of-the-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
#5
Tanaporn Uengwetwanit, Pattareeya Ponza, Duangjai Sangsrakru, Duangdao Wichadakul, Supawadee Ingsriswang, Rungnapa Leelatanawit, Sirawut Klinbunga, Sithichoke Tangphatsornruang, Nitsara Karoonuthaisiri
The black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) is an aquatic animal with considerable economic importance. Poor reproductive maturation in captivity impedes sustainable aquaculture production of this species. This study aims to provide transcriptomic information on reproductive organs using 454 pyrosequencing technology. The transcriptome analysis of ovaries and testes revealed 41,136 transcripts with 20,192 contigs. We found novel sets of transcripts completing several important reproductive pathways such as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) signaling and progesterone-mediated oocyte maturation...
September 9, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894435/neuroactive-steroids-receptor-interactions-and-responses
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REVIEW
Kald Beshir Tuem, Tesfay Mehari Atey
Neuroactive steroids (NASs) are naturally occurring steroids, which are synthesized centrally as de novo from cholesterol and are classified as pregnane, androstane, and sulfated neurosteroids (NSs). NASs modulate many processes via interacting with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), N-methyl-d-aspartate, serotonin, voltage-gated calcium channels, voltage-dependent anion channels, α-adrenoreceptors, X-receptors of the liver, transient receptor potential channels, microtubule-associated protein 2, neurotrophin nerve growth factor, and σ1 receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878678/verapamil-blocks-scopolamine-enhancement-effect-on-memory-consolidation-in-passive-avoidance-task-in-rats
#7
Verónica Giménez De Béjar, María Caballero Bleda, Natalija Popović, Miroljub Popović
Our recent data have indicated that scopolamine, a non-selective muscarinic receptor antagonist, improves memory consolidation, in a passive avoidance task, tested in rats. It has been found that verapamil, a phenylalkylamine class of the L-type voltage-dependent calcium channel antagonist, inhibits [3H] N-methyl scopolamine binding to M1 muscarinic receptors. However, there are no data about the effect of verapamil on memory consolidation in the passive avoidance task, in rats. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of verapamil (0...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867800/ciguatoxins-evoke-potent-cgrp-release-by-activation-of-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-subtypes-nav1-9-nav1-7-and-nav1-1
#8
Filip Touska, Simon Sattler, Philipp Malsch, Richard J Lewis, Peter W Reeh, Katharina Zimmermann
Ciguatoxins (CTXs) are marine toxins that cause ciguatera fish poisoning, a debilitating disease dominated by sensory and neurological disturbances that include cold allodynia and various painful symptoms as well as long-lasting pruritus. Although CTXs are known as the most potent mammalian sodium channel activator toxins, the etiology of many of its neurosensory symptoms remains unresolved. We recently described that local application of 1 nM Pacific Ciguatoxin-1 (P-CTX-1) into the skin of human subjects induces a long-lasting, painful axon reflex flare and that CTXs are particularly effective in releasing calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) from nerve terminals...
August 30, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866764/l-type-calcium-channels-in-exocytosis-and-endocytosis-of-chromaffin-cells
#9
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Carmen Nanclares, Andrés M Baraibar, Luis Gandía
The coexistence of different subtypes of voltage-dependent calcium channels (VDCC) within the same chromaffin cell (CC) and the marked interspecies variability in the proportion of VDCC subtypes that are present in the plasmalemma of the CCs raises the question on their roles in controlling different physiological functions. Particularly relevant seems to be the role of VDCCs in the regulation of the exocytotic neurotransmitter release process, and its tightly coupled membrane retrieval (endocytosis) process since both are Ca(2+)-dependent processes...
September 2, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866469/l-type-vdccs-participate-in-behavioral-ltp-and-memory-retention
#10
Yuan-Yuan Han, Xiao-Dong Wang, Li Liu, Hong-Mei Guo, Wei Cong, Wen-Wen Yan, Jun-Ni Huang, Peng Xiao, Chu-Hua Li
Although L-type voltage-dependent calcium channels (VDCCs) have been reported to display different even contrary actions on cognitive functions and long-term potentiation (LTP) formation, there is little information regarding the role of L-type VDCCs in behavioral LTP, a learning-induced LTP model, in the intact brain of freely behaving animals. Here we investigated the effects of verapamil, a non-selective blocker of L-type VDCCs, on behavioral LTP and cognitive functions. Population spikes (PS) were recorded by using electrophysiological methods to examine the role of verapamil in behavioral LTP in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG) region...
September 1, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844005/synaptic-potentiation-mediated-by-l-type-voltage-dependent-calcium-channels-mediates-the-antidepressive-effects-of-lateral-habenula-stimulation
#11
Qinji Zhou, Jianyang Dong, Ting Xu, Xiang Cai
Although deep-brain stimulation (DBS) of the lateral habenula (LHb) has been successfully applied to treatment-resistant depression for years, the mechanism is still unclear. Previous researches have demonstrated that LHb-DBS elevates brain monoamine neurotransmitters. However, these changes do not account for the treatment efficacy on treatment-resistant depression, or the rapid behavioral effects in rats; the evidence suggests that altered synaptic potentiation may contribute to the treatment effects. We applied LHb-DBS in a rat model of learned helplessness (LH) and analyzed mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) phosphorylation...
August 24, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842915/roles-of-impaired-intracellular-calcium-cycling-in-arrhythmogenicity-of-diabetic-mouse-model
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Chung-Chuan Chou, Chien-Te Ho, Hui-Ling Lee, Yen Chu, Tzung-Hai Yen, Ming-Shien Wen, Shien-Fong Lin, Cheng-Hung Lee, Po-Cheng Chang
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is associated an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias (VA), but the underlying electrophysiological mechanisms are not fully explored. This study was aimed to test whether dynamic factors and Cai handling play roles in arrhythmogenesis of a diabetic animal model. METHODS: We used 26 db/db type 2 diabetes mice and 28 control mice in this study. VA inducibility was evaluated in vivo under isoflurane general anesthesia. The intracellular Ca(2+) (Cai ) and membrane voltage (Vm ) signals of the Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts were simultaneously recorded using the optical mapping technique...
August 26, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823085/chromaffin-cells-as-a-model-to-evaluate-mechanisms-of-cell-death-and-neuroprotective-compounds
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REVIEW
Cristobal de Los Rios, Maria F Cano-Abad, Mercedes Villarroya, Manuela G López
In this review, we show how chromaffin cells have contributed to evaluate neuroprotective compounds with diverse mechanisms of action. Chromaffin cells are considered paraneurons, as they share many common features with neurons: (i) they synthesize, store, and release neurotransmitters upon stimulation and (ii) they express voltage-dependent calcium, sodium, and potassium channels, in addition to a wide variety of receptors. All these characteristics, together with the fact that primary cultures from bovine adrenal glands or chromaffin cells from the tumor pheochromocytoma cell line PC12 are easy to culture, make them an ideal model to study neurotoxic mechanisms and neuroprotective drugs...
August 19, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823028/backbone-resonance-assignments-of-complexes-of-human-voltage-dependent-sodium-channel-nav1-2-iq-motif-peptide-bound-to-apo-calmodulin-and-to-the-c-domain-fragment-of-apo-calmodulin
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Ryan Mahling, Adina M Kilpatrick, Madeline A Shea
Human voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.2 has a single pore-forming α-subunit and two transmembrane β-subunits. Expressed primarily in the brain, NaV1.2 is critical for initiation and propagation of action potentials. Milliseconds after the pore opens, sodium influx is terminated by inactivation processes mediated by regulatory proteins including calmodulin (CaM). Both calcium-free (apo) CaM and calcium-saturated CaM bind tightly to an IQ motif in the C-terminal tail of the α-subunit. Our thermodynamic studies and solution structure (2KXW) of a C-domain fragment of apo (13)C,(15)N- CaM (CaMC) bound to an unlabeled peptide with the sequence of rat NaV1...
August 19, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822472/tens-like-stimulation-downregulates-inflammatory-cytokines-in-a-pc-12-cell-line
#15
Guy Sovak, Brian Budgell
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)-like stimulation on the expression of the proinflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin 1β (IL-1β), and IL-6 in PC-12 cells, which are commonly used as neuronal cell models. METHODS: Nerve growth factor-differentiated PC-12 cells were exposed to electrical stimulation for 15 minutes at 1 mA, 200 μs, and 100 Hz. Cell lysate from stimulated and control cells was assayed for TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6...
July 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818275/electromagnetic-fields-may-act-via-calcineurin-inhibition-to-suppress-immunity-thereby-increasing-risk-for-opportunistic-infection-conceivable-mechanisms-of-action
#16
P R Doyon, O Johansson
While a good number of studies have demonstrated that modern, man-made ambient electromagnetic fields can have both stimulatory and inhibitory effect on immune system function, the precise mechanisms have yet to be completely elucidated. It is hypothesized here that, depending on the parameters, one of the means by which long-term electromagnetic field exposure has the potential to eventually lead to immunosuppression is via downstream inhibition of the enzyme calcineurin - a protein phosphatase, which activates the T-cells of the immune system and can be blocked by pharmaceutical agents...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817206/loureirin-b-promotes-insulin-secretion-through-inhibition-of-katp-channel-and-influx-of-intracellular-calcium
#17
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
#18
REVIEW
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
#19
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
#20
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
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