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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134560/neurochemical-and-neurotoxic-effects-of-mdma-ecstasy-and-caffeine-after-chronic-combined-administration-in-mice
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Anna Maria Górska, Katarzyna Kamińska, Agnieszka Wawrzczak-Bargieła, Giulia Costa, Micaela Morelli, Ryszard Przewłocki, Grzegorz Kreiner, Krystyna Gołembiowska
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a psychostimulant popular as a recreational drug because of its effect on mood and social interactions. MDMA acts at dopamine (DA) transporter (DAT) and serotonin (5-HT) transporter (SERT) and is known to induce damage of dopamine and serotonin neurons. MDMA is often ingested with caffeine. Caffeine as a non-selective adenosine A1/A2A receptor antagonist affects dopaminergic and serotonergic transmissions. The aim of the present study was to determine the changes in DA and 5-HT release in the mouse striatum induced by MDMA and caffeine after their chronic administration...
November 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129783/hypoxia-induced-mir-214-expression-promotes-tumour-cell-proliferation-and-migration-by-enhancing-the-warburg-effect-in-gastric-carcinoma-cells
#2
Liuqing Yang, Weijie Zhang, Yanbo Wang, Tianhui Zou, Bin Zhang, Yuanyuan Xu, Taohong Pang, Qingqing Hu, Min Chen, Lei Wang, Ying Lv, Kai Yin, Hongwei Liang, Xi Chen, Guifang Xu, Xiaoping Zou
miR-214 is an important oncomiRNA and is upregulated in various types of cancer, including gastric cancer. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the ectopic expression and function of miR-214 in gastric cancer is largely undefined. In this study, we found that miR-214 induces the Warburg effect and promotes the migration and proliferation of human gastric cancer cells. According to the mechanistic analysis, miR-214 expression is induced by environmental hypoxia, and miR-214 mediates hypoxia-induced functions...
November 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126977/enhancement-of-inosine-mediated-a2ar-signaling-through-positive-allosteric-modulation
#3
Ajith A Welihinda, Manmeet Kaur, Kaviya S Raveendran, Edward P Amento
Inosine is an endogenous nucleoside that is produced by metabolic deamination of adenosine. Inosine is metabolically more stable (half-life 15h) than adenosine (half-life <10s). Inosine exerts anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects similar to those observed with adenosine. These effects are mediated in part through the adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR). Relative to adenosine inosine exhibits a lower affinity towards the A2AR. Therefore, it is generally believed that inosine is incapable of activating the A2AR through direct engagement, but indirectly activates the A2AR upon metabolic conversion to higher affinity adenosine...
November 8, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125553/structure-based-design-of-potent-and-selective-ligands-at-the-four-adenosine-receptors
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Willem Jespers, Ana Oliveira, Rubén Prieto-Díaz, María Majellaro, Johan Åqvist, Eddy Sotelo, Hugo Gutiérrez-de-Terán
The four receptors that signal for adenosine, A₁, A2A, A2B and A₃ ARs, belong to the superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). They mediate a number of (patho)physiological functions and have attracted the interest of the biopharmaceutical sector for decades as potential drug targets. The many crystal structures of the A2A, and lately the A₁ ARs, allow for the use of advanced computational, structure-based ligand design methodologies. Over the last decade, we have assessed the efficient synthesis of novel ligands specifically addressed to each of the four ARs...
November 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119938/adenosine-receptor-ligands-on-cancer-therapy-a-review-of-patent-literature
#5
Carmen Diniz, Joana Beatriz Sousa, Paula Fresco, Jorge Goncalves
BACKGROUND: Adenosine is a purine, with an adenine group and a ribose sugar, formed endogenously by ATP catabolism both intracellularly and extracellularly. Among the medicinal features of adenosine and of its receptors (A1, A2A, A2B and A3), anticancer activity has been an intense field of research. The anticancer potential of adenosine receptor ligands has been brought forefront of research and evidenced in innumerous research articles and patents. OBJECTIVE: The present review focuses on the patent literature from 2002 onwards (2002-2017)...
November 7, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116551/anti-inflammatory-effect-of-a-novel-locally-acting-a2a-receptor-agonist-in-a-rat-model-of-oxazolone-induced-colitis
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L Antonioli, A El-Tayeb, C Pellegrini, M Fornai, O Awwad, G Giustarini, G Natale, L Ryskalin, Z H Németh, C E Müller, C Blandizzi, R Colucci
Adenosine represents a powerful modulating factor, which has been shown to orchestrate the scope, duration, and remission of the inflammatory response through the activation of four specific receptors, classified as A1, A2A, A2B, and A3, all being widely expressed in a variety of immune cells. Several selective A2A receptor agonists have displayed anti-inflammatory effects, through the suppression of IL-12, TNF, and IFN-γ production by monocytes and lymphocytes, in the setting of chronic intestinal inflammation...
November 8, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106905/characterisation-of-endogenous-a2a-and-a2b-receptor-mediated-cyclic-amp-responses-in-hek-293-cells-using-the-glosensor%C3%A2-biosensor-evidence-for-an-allosteric-mechanism-of-action-for-the-a2b-selective-antagonist-psb-603
#7
Joelle Goulding, Lauren T May, Stephen J Hill
Endogenous adenosine A2B receptors (A2BAR) mediate cAMP accumulation in HEK 293 cells. Here we have used a biosensor to investigate the mechanism of action of the A2BAR antagonist PSB 603 in HEK 293 cells. The A2A agonist CGS 21680 elicited a small response in these cells (circa 20% of that obtained with NECA), suggesting that they also contain a small population of A2A receptors. The responses to NECA and adenosine were antagonised by PSB 603, but not by the selective A2AAR antagonist SCH 58261. In contrast, CGS 21680 responses were not antagonised by high concentrations of PSB 603, but were sensitive to inhibition by SCH 58261...
October 26, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100987/istradefylline-reduces-memory-deficits-in-aging-mice-with-amyloid-pathology
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Anna G Orr, Iris Lo, Heike Schumacher, Kaitlyn Ho, Michael Gill, Weikun Guo, Daniel H Kim, Anthony Knox, Takashi Saito, Takaomi C Saido, Jeffrey Simms, Carlee Toddes, Xin Wang, Gui-Qiu Yu, Lennart Mucke
Adenosine A2A receptors are putative therapeutic targets for neurological disorders. The adenosine A2A receptor antagonist istradefylline is approved in Japan for Parkinson's disease and is being tested in clinical trials for this condition elsewhere. A2A receptors on neurons and astrocytes may contribute to Alzheimer's disease (AD) by impairing memory. However, it is not known whether istradefylline enhances cognitive function in aging animals with AD-like amyloid plaque pathology. Here, we show that elevated levels of Aβ, C-terminal fragments of the amyloid precursor protein (APP), or amyloid plaques, but not overexpression of APP per se, increase astrocytic A2A receptor levels in the hippocampus and neocortex of aging mice...
October 31, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097596/ck2-oppositely-modulates-l-dopa-induced-dyskinesia-via-striatal-projection-neurons-expressing-d1-or-d2-receptors
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Marisol Cortés, Lauren Malave, Julia Castello, Marc Flajolet, M Angela Cenci, Eitan Friedman, Heike Rebholz
We have previously shown that casein kinase 2 (CK2) negatively regulates dopamine D1- and adenosine A2a receptor signaling in the striatum. Ablation of CK2 in D1-receptor-positive striatal neurons caused enhanced locomotion and exploration at baseline, whereas CK2 ablation in D2 receptor-positive neurons caused increased locomotion after treatment with A2a antagonist, caffeine. Since both, D1 and A2a receptors, play major roles in the cellular responses to L-DOPA in the striatum, these findings prompted us to examine the impact of CK2 ablation on the effects of L-DOPA treatment in the unilateral 6-OHDA lesioned mouse model of Parkinson's disease...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094396/polydeoxyribonucleotide-improves-tendon-healing-following-achilles-tendon-injury-in-rats
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Shin Hyuk Kang, Min Seok Choi, Han Koo Kim, Woo Seob Kim, Tae Hui Bae, Mi Kyung Kim, Seung Hwan Chang
Tendon injuries are major musculoskeletal disorders. Polydeoxyribonucleotide activates the adenosine receptor subtype A2A, resulting in tissue growth and neogenesis. This experimental study confirms that polydeoxyribonucleotide can improve secretion of various growth factors, promote collagen synthesis, and restore tensile strength of the Achilles tendon in a rat model with Achilles tendon injury. Thirty-six male Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 7 weeks, were divided into two groups, and the Achilles tendon was transected and repaired using the modified Kessler's method...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079454/the-adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonist-t1-11-ameliorates-neurovisceral-symptoms-and-extends-the-lifespan-of-a-mouse-model-of-niemann-pick-type-c-disease
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Antonella Ferrante, Antonella Pezzola, Andrea Matteucci, Antonella Di Biase, Lucilla Attorri, Monica Armida, Alberto Martire, Yijuang Chern, Patrizia Popoli
Niemann-Pick C is a fatal neurovisceral disorder caused, in 95% of cases, by mutation of NPC1 gene. Therapeutic options are extremely limited and new "druggable" targets are highly warranted. We previously demonstrated that the stimulation of the adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) normalized the pathological phenotype of cellular models of NPC1. Since the validation of A2ARs as a therapeutic target for NPC1 can be obtained only conducting studies in in vivo models of the disease, in the present paper, the effects of two agonists of A2ARs were evaluated in the mouse model Balb/c Npc1(nih), hereafter indicated as NPC1-/-...
October 25, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071996/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-adenosine-receptor-expression-in-white-adipose-tissue-of-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Yue-Xia Tang, Jian-Zhong Meng, Ya-Juan Ding, Hao Hong, Mei-Ling Yu, Xin-Yue Jing, Sheng-Feng Lu, Bing-Mei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on the expression of adenosine receptor (AR) in the white adipose tissue (WAT) of diet-induced obese (DIO) mice, so as to reveal a peripheral mechanism of EA underlying improvement of body weight. METHODS: Forty three-week-old C 57 BL/6 male mice were divided into normal diet group (n=12) and high fat diet group (n=28) randomly, and fed by normal diet and high fat diet for 12 weeks, respectively. In the high fat diet group, mice with body weight over 20% heavier than that of the normal diet group were considered as obese mice...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064819/age-related-decline-of-the-acute-local-inflammation-response-a-mitigating-role-for-the-adenosine-a2a-receptor
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Cynthia Laflamme, Geneviève Bertheau Mailhot, Marc Pouliot
Aging is accompanied by an increase in markers of innate immunity. How aging affects neutrophil functions remains of debate.The adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR), essential to the resolution of inflammation, modulates neutrophil functions. We sought to determine whether or not A2AR protects against the effects of aging. We monitored neutrophil influx, viability, and activation as well as cytokine accumulation in wild-type (WT) and A2AR-knockout mice (KO) at three different ages.Several readouts decreased with aging: neutrophil counts in dorsal air pouches (by up to 55%), neutrophil viability (by up to 56%), elastase and total protein in exudates (by up to 80%), and local levels of cytokines (by up to 90%)...
October 18, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053217/behavioral-control-by-striatal-a2a-dopamine-d2-receptor-heteromers
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Jaume Taura, Marta Valle-León, Kristoffer Sahlholm, Masahiko Watanabe, Katheleen Van Craenenbroeck, Víctor Fernández-Dueñas, Sergi Ferré, Francisco Ciruela
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) exhibit the ability to form receptor complexes that include molecularly different GPCR (i.e. GPCR heteromers), which endow them with singular functional and pharmacological characteristics. The relative expression of GPCR heteromers remains a matter of intense debate. Recent studies support that adenosine A2A receptors (A2A R) and dopamine D2 receptors (D2 R) predominantly form A2A R-D2 R heteromers in the striatum. The aim of the present study was evaluating the behavioral effects of pharmacological manipulation and genetic blockade of A2A R and D2 R within the frame of such a predominant striatal heteromeric population...
October 20, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042444/development-of-novel-biosensors-to-study-receptor-mediated-activation-of-gs-and-golf
#15
Hideaki Yano, Davide Provasi, Ning Sheng Cai, Marta Filizola, Sergi Ferre, Jonathan A Javitch
Gαs (Gs) and Gαolf (Golf) are highly homologous G protein α; subunits that activate adenylate cyclase, thereby serving as crucial mediators of intracellular signaling. Owing to their dramatically different brain expression patterns, we studied similarities and differences between their activation processes with the aim of comparing their receptor coupling mechanisms. We engineered novel luciferase- and Venus-fused Gα constructs that can be used in bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) assays...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039067/in-silico-system-pharmacology-for-the-potential-bioactive-ingredients-contained-in-xingnaojing-injection-and-its-material-basis-for-sepsis-treatment
#16
Shi-Tang Ma, Cheng-Tao Feng, You-Xi Xiong, Xiao-Lin Zhang, Cheng-Gui Miao, Hao Yu
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the action mechanism of Xingnaojing Injection (, XNJI) for sepsis, and to target screen the potential bioactive ingredients. METHODS: An integrated protocol that combines in silico target screen (molecular docking) and database mapping was employed to find the potential inhibitors from XNJI for the sepsis-related targets and to establish the compound-target (C-T) interaction network. The XNJI's bioactive components database was investigated and the sepsis-associated targets were comprehensively constructed; the 3D structure of adenosine receptor A2a and 5-lipoxygenase proteins were established and evaluated with homology modeling method; system network pharmacology for sepsis treatment was studied between the bioactive ingredients and the sepsis targets using computational biology methods to distinguish inhibitors from non inhibitors for the selected sepsis-related targets and C-T network construction...
October 17, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027376/adenosine-a2a-receptor-agonist-ameliorates-eae-and-correlates-with-th1-cytokine-induced-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-via-suppression-of-mlck-signaling-pathway
#17
Ying Liu, Marwan Alahiri, Bianca Ulloa, Boxun Xie, Saud A Sadiq
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity is associated with blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, which is mediated by inflammatory cytokines released by CD4+ lymphocytes. To assess the effects of adenosine A2A receptors on BBB permeability in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: A2A receptor expression was detected by immunostaining in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) C57BL/6 mice immunized with myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)35-55 , and human MS brain...
October 12, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022877/striatal-adenosine-a2a-receptor-neurons-control-active-period-sleep-via-parvalbumin-neurons-in-external-globus-pallidus
#18
Xiang-Shan Yuan, Lu Wang, Hui Dong, Wei-Min Qu, Su-Rong Yang, Yoan Cherasse, Michael Lazarus, Serge N Schiffmann, Alban de Kerchove d'Exaerde, Rui-Xi Li, Zhi-Li Huang
Dysfunction of the striatum is frequently associated with sleep disturbances. However, its role in sleep-wake regulation has been paid little attention even though the striatum densely expresses adenosine A2A receptors (A2ARs), which are essential for adenosine-induced sleep. Here we showed that chemogenetic activation of A2AR neurons in specific subregions of the striatum induced a remarkable increase in non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. Anatomical mapping and immunoelectron microscopy revealed that striatal A2AR neurons innervated the external globus pallidus (GPe) in a topographically organized manner and preferentially formed inhibitory synapses with GPe parvalbumin (PV) neurons...
October 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020880/pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-and-tissue-engineering-of-the-joints
#19
Kenjiro Iwasa, Reddi A Hari
BACKGROUND: Bone and cartilage joint formation, maintenance and regeneration are regulated by both chemical and physical signals. Among the physical signals there is increasing realization of the role of Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) in the treatment of nonunions of bone fractures. The discovery of the piezoelectric properties of bone by Fukada and Yasuda in 1953 in Japan established the foundation of this field. Pioneering research by Bassett and Brighton and their teams resulted in the approval by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the use of PEMF in treatment of fracture healing...
October 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018360/adenosine-direct-and-indirect-actions-on-gastric-acid-secretion
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Rosa M Arin, Adriana Gorostidi, Hiart Navarro-Imaz, Yuri Rueda, Olatz Fresnedo, Begoña Ochoa
Composed by a molecule of adenine and a molecule of ribose, adenosine is a paradigm of recyclable nucleoside with a multiplicity of functions that occupies a privileged position in the metabolic and regulatory contexts. Adenosine is formed continuously in intracellular and extracellular locations of all tissues. Extracellular adenosine is a signaling molecule, able to modulate a vast range of physiologic responses in many cells and organs, including digestive organs. The adenosine A1, A2A, A2B, and A3 receptors are P1 purinergic receptors, G protein-coupled proteins implicated in tissue protection...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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