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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530289/ca-nir-a-ratiometric-near-infrared-calcium-probe-based-on-a-dihydroxanthene-hemicyanine-fluorophore
#1
Mayeul Collot, Flavien Ponsot, Andrey S Klymchenko
Fluorescent calcium probes are essential tools for studying the fluctuation of calcium ions in cells. Herein, we developed Ca-NIR, the first ratiometric calcium probe emitting in the near infrared region. This probe arose from the fusion of a BAPTA chelator and a dihydroxanthene-hemicyanine fluorophore. It is efficiently excited with common 630-640 nm lasers and displays two distinct emission bands depending on the calcium concentration (Kd = ∼8 μM). The physicochemical and spectroscopic properties of Ca-NIR allowed for ratiometric imaging of calcium distribution in live cells...
May 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521061/extracellular-camp-activates-molecular-signalling-pathways-associated-with-sperm-capacitation-in-bovines
#2
Carlos Agustín I Alonso, Claudia E Osycka-Salut, Luciana Castellano, Andreína Cesari, Nicolás Di Siervi, Adrián Mutto, Anders Johannisson, Jane M Morrell, Carlos Davio, Silvina Perez-Martinez
STUDY QUESTION: Is extracellular cAMP involved in the regulation of signalling pathways in bovine sperm capacitation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Extracellular cAMP-induced sperm capacitation through the activation of different signalling pathways that involve phospholipase C (PLC), PKC/ERK1-2 signalling and an increase in sperm Ca2+ levels, as well as soluble AC and cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) signalling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In order to fertilize the oocyte, ejaculated spermatozoa must undergo a series of changes in the female reproductive tract, known as capacitation...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518134/asic1-and-asic3-contribute-to-acidity-induced-emt-of-pancreatic-cancer-through-activating-ca-2-rhoa-pathway
#3
Shuai Zhu, Hai-Yun Zhou, Shi-Chang Deng, Shi-Jiang Deng, Chi He, Xiang Li, Jing-Yuan Chen, Yan Jin, Zhuang-Li Hu, Fang Wang, Chun-You Wang, Gang Zhao
Extracellular acid can have important effects on cancer cells. Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs), which emerged as key receptors for extracellular acidic pH, are differently expressed during various diseases and have been implicated in underlying pathogenesis. This study reports that ASIC1 and ASIC3 are mainly expressed on membrane of pancreatic cancer cells and upregulated in pancreatic cancer tissues. ASIC1 and ASIC3 are responsible for an acidity-induced inward current, which is required for elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i)...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506554/selective-dopamine-receptor-4-activation-mediates-the-hippocampal-neuronal-calcium-response-via-ip3-and-ryanodine-receptors
#4
Ya-Li Wang, Jian-Gang Wang, Fang-Li Guo, Xia-Huan Gao, Dan-Dan Zhao, Lin Zhang, Jian-Zhi Wang, Cheng-Biao Lu
Intracellular calcium is a key factor in most cellular processes, including cell growth, differentiation, proliferation and neurotransmitter release. Dopamine (DA) mediates synaptic transmission by regulating the intracellular calcium content. It is not clear, however, which specific subunit of the DA receptor contributes to DA modulation of intracellular calcium content changes. Through the traditional technique of Fura-2 calcium imaging, this study demonstrated that the DA can induce transient calcium in cultured hippocampal neurons and that this response can be mimicked by a selective dopamine receptor 4 (DR4) agonist PD168077 (PD)...
May 12, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494003/p2y6-receptors-are-involved-in-mediating-the-effect-of-inactivated-avian-influenza-virus-h5n1-on-il-6-cxcl8-mrna-expression-in-respiratory-epithelium
#5
Nawiya Huipao, Suparerk Borwornpinyo, Suwimon Wiboon-Ut, Craig R Campbell, Il-Ha Lee, Siriphun Hiranyachattada, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Arunee Thitithanyanont, Chumpol Pholpramool, David I Cook, Anuwat Dinudom
One of the key pathophysiologies of H5N1 infection is excessive proinflammatory cytokine response (cytokine storm) characterized by increases in IFN-β, TNF-α, IL-6, CXCL10, CCL4, CCL2 and CCL5 in the respiratory tract. H5N1-induced cytokine release can occur via an infection-independent mechanism, however, detail of the cellular signaling involved is poorly understood. To elucidate this mechanism, the effect of inactivated (β-propiolactone-treated) H5N1 on the cytokine and chemokine mRNA expression in 16HBE14o- human respiratory epithelial cells was investigated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477148/a-low-ca-2-i-induced-enhancement-of-camp-activated-ciliary-beating-by-pde1a-inhibition-in-mouse-airway-cilia
#6
Haruka Kogiso, Shigekuni Hosogi, Yukiko Ikeuchi, Saori Tanaka, Chikao Shimamoto, Hitoshi Matsumura, Takashi Nakano, Koh-Ichi Sano, Toshio Inui, Yoshinori Marunaka, Takashi Nakahari
This study demonstrated that PDE1 (phosphodiesterase 1) existing in the ciliary beat frequency (CBF)-regulating metabolon regulates CBF in procaterol-stimulated lung airway ciliary cells of mouse. Procaterol (an β2-agonist) increased the ciliary bend angle (CBA) and CBF via cAMP accumulation in the ciliary cells of mice: interestingly, the time course of CBF increase was slower than that of CBA increase. However, IBMX (3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine, an inhibitor of PDE) increased CBA and CBF in an identical time course...
May 5, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474718/synthetic-water-soluble-di-tritopic-molecular-receptors-exhibiting-ca-2-mg-2-exchange
#7
Aurélie Lavie-Cambot, Arnaud Tron, Aurélien Ducrot, Frédéric Castet, Brice Kauffmann, Louis Beauté, Hassan Allouchi, Jean-Luc Pozzo, Célia S Bonnet, Nathan D McClenaghan
Structural integration of two synthetic water soluble receptors for Ca(2+) and Mg(2+), namely 1,2-bis(2-aminophenoxy)ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (BAPTA) and o-aminophenol-N,N,O-triacetic acid (APTRA), respectively, gave novel di- and tritopic ionophores (1 and 2). As Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) cannot be simultaneously complexed by the receptors, allosteric control of complexation results. Potentiometric measurements established stepwise protonation constants and showed high affinity for Ca(2+) (log K = 6.08 and 8...
May 23, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468029/effect-of-protriptyline-on-ca%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C2%BA-i-and-viability-in-mdck-renal-tubular-cells
#8
He-Hsiung Cheng, Chiang-Ting Chou, Wei-Zhe Liang, Chun-Chi Kuo, Pochuen Shieh, Jue-Long Wang, Chung-Ren Jan
Protriptyline has been used as an antidepressant. Clinically it has been prescribed in the auxiliary treatment of cancer patients. However, its effect on Ca²⁺ signaling and related physiology is unknown in renal cells. This study examined the effect of protriptyline on cytosolic free Ca²⁺ concentrations ([Ca²⁺]i) and viability in Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) tubular cells. Protriptyline induced [Ca²⁺]i rises concentration-dependently. The response was reduced by 20% by removing extracellular Ca²⁺...
April 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465084/monitoring-single-synapse-glutamate-release-and-presynaptic-calcium-concentration-in-organised-brain-tissue
#9
Thomas P Jensen, Kaiyu Zheng, Olga Tyurikova, James P Reynolds, Dmitri A Rusakov
Brain function relies in large part on Ca(2+)-dependent release of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate from neuronal axons. Establishing the causal relationship between presynaptic Ca(2+) dynamics and probabilistic glutamate release is therefore a fundamental quest across neurosciences. Its progress, however, has hitherto depended primarily on the exploration of either cultured nerve cells or giant central synapses accessible to direct experimental probing in situ. Here we show that combining patch-clamp with time-resolved imaging of Ca(2+) -sensitive fluorescence lifetime of Oregon Green BAPTA-1 (Tornado-FLIM) enables readout of single spike-evoked presynaptic Ca(2+) concentration dynamics, with nanomolar sensitivity, in individual neuronal axons in acute brain slices...
March 30, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458351/caffeine-suppresses-the-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-camp-independently-by-antagonizing-adenosine-receptors
#10
Momoka Yamaguchi, Shin-Ya Saito, Ryota Nishiyama, Misuzu Nakamura, Kenichiro Todoroki, Toshimasa Toyo'oka, Tomohisa Ishikawa
During liver injury, hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) are activated by various cytokines and transdifferentiated into myofibroblast-like activated HSCs, which produce collagen, a major source of liver fibrosis. Therefore, the suppression of HSC activation is regarded as a therapeutic target for liver fibrosis. Several epidemiological reports have revealed that caffeine intake decreases the risk of liver disease. In this study, therefore, we investigated the effect of caffeine on the activation of primary HSCs isolated from mice...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436159/the-mechanism-research-of-hypoxia-induced-increased-late-sodium-current-resulting-in-intracellular-ca-2-overload-in-ventricular-myocytes
#11
Chen Fu, Jie Hao, Mengliu Zeng, Yejia Song, Wanzhen Jiang, Peihua Zhang, Antao Luo, Zhenzhen Cao, Luiz Belardinelli, Jihua Ma
Hypoxia leads to augmentation of late sodium current (INa.L ) and cellular Na(+) loading, increased reverse Na(+) -Ca(2+) exchange current (reverse INCX ) and intracellular Ca(2+) loading in rabbit ventricular myocytes. The purpose of this study was to determine the intracellular signal transduction pathways involved in the modulation of INa.L during hypoxia in ventricular myocytes. Whole-cell and cell-attached patch clamp techniques were used to record INa.L , and the whole-cell mode was also used to record reverse INCX and to study intercellular signal transduction mechanisms that mediate the increased INa...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431901/clozapine-reduces-toll-like-receptor-4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammatory-responses-through-inhibition-of-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-akt-activation-in-microglia
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Seunghyun Jeon, Se Hyun Kim, Soon Young Shin, Young Han Lee
Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic agent used in the treatment of schizophrenia and severe mood disorders. Accumulating evidence suggests that neuroinflammation is closely associated with the pathogenesis of various neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders. Clozapine exerts anti-inflammatory activity. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the anti-inflammatory activity of clozapine is poorly understood. In this study, we found that clozapine suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced phosphorylation of IκBα at Ser-32 and of p65/RelA at Ser-468, as well as nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB)-dependent transcriptional activity in microglial cells...
April 18, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423696/improvement-of-dexamethasone-sensitivity-by-chelation-of-intracellular-ca2-in-pediatric-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-through-the-prosurvival-kinase-erk1-2-deactivation
#13
Souleymane Abdoul-Azize, Isabelle Dubus, Jean-Pierre Vannier
Previous studies have demonstrated that glucocorticoid hormones, including dexamethasone, induced alterations in intracellular calcium homeostasis in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. However, the mechanism by which intracellular calcium homeostasis participates in dexamethasone sensitivity and resistance on ALL cells remains elusive. Here, we found that treatment of cells with dexamethasone resulted in increased intracellular calcium concentrations through store-operated calcium entry stimulation, which was curtailed by store-operated calcium channel blockers...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419922/cadmium-induces-ca-2-mediated-calpain-1-caspase-3-dependent-apoptosis-in-primary-cultured-rat-proximal-tubular-cells
#14
Hong Wang, Nianhui Zhai, Ying Chen, Haibin Xu, Kehe Huang
Calcium, as a ubiquitous second messenger, governs a large array of cellular processes and is necessary for cell survival. More recently, it was observed that the cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]c) elevation could induce apoptosis in primary cultured rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells exposed to cadmium (Cd), but the concrete mechanism is still unclear. This study was designed to investigate the signal pathway involved in [Ca(2+)]c elevation-mediated apoptosis. The results confirmed the elevation of [Ca(2+)]c by confocal microscopy and enhancement of the apoptosis by Hoechst 33258 staining and flow cytometer when rPT cells were exposed to Cd for 12h...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417537/the-effects-and-mechanism-of-action-of-methane-on-ileal-motor-function
#15
Y M Park, Y J Lee, Z Hussain, Y H Lee, H Park
BACKGROUND: Methane has been associated with constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, slowing intestinal transit time by augmenting contractile activity. However, the precise mechanism underlying this effect remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated the mechanisms underlying the effect of methane on contractile activity, and whether such effects are mediated by nerve impulses or muscular contraction. METHODS: We connected guinea pig ileal muscle strips to a force/tension transducer and measured amplitudes of contraction in response to electrical field stimulation (EFS; 1, 2, 8, 16 Hz) following methane infusion in the presence of tetradotoxin (TTX), atropine, guanethidine, or GR 113808...
April 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414098/cytosolic-calcium-mediates-rip1-rip3-complex-dependent-necroptosis-through-jnk-activation-and-mitochondrial-ros-production-in-human-colon-cancer-cells
#16
Wen Sun, Xiaxia Wu, Hongwei Gao, Jie Yu, Wenwen Zhao, Jin-Jian Lu, Jinhua Wang, Guanhua Du, Xiuping Chen
Necroptosis is a form of programmed necrosis mediated by signaling complexes with receptor-interacting protein 1 (RIP1) and RIP3 kinases as the main mediators. However, the underlying execution pathways of this phenomenon have yet to be elucidated in detail. In this study, a RIP1/RIP3 complex was formed in 2-methoxy-6-acetyl-7-methyljuglone (MAM)-treated HCT116 and HT29 colon cancer cells. With this formation, mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels increased, mitochondrial depolarization occurred, and ATP concentrations decreased...
April 14, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410965/permissive-role-of-reduced-inwardly-rectifying-potassium-current-density-in-the-automaticity-of-the-guinea-pig-pulmonary-vein-myocardium
#17
Yayoi Tsuneoka, Masahiko Irie, Yusuke Tanaka, Takahiko Sugimoto, Yuka Kobayashi, Taichi Kusakabe, Keisuke Kato, Shogo Hamaguchi, Iyuki Namekata, Hikaru Tanaka
The electrophysiological properties underlying the automaticity of the guinea pig pulmonary vein myocardium were studied. About 30% of the isolated pulmonary vein tissue preparations showed spontaneous electrical activity, as shown by glass microelectrode recordings from their myocardial layer. The remaining quiescent preparations had a resting membrane potential less negative than that in the left atria. Blockade of the acetylcholine activated potassium current (IK-ACh) by tertiapin induced a depolarizing shift of the resting membrane potential and automatic electrical activity in the pulmonary vein, but not in the atria...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393957/photo-cleavable-analog-of-bapta-for-the-fast-and-efficient-release-of-ca-2
#18
Mariia V Sutton, Matthew McKinley, Revathy Kulasekharan, Vladimir V Popik
A new photocleavable analog of BAPTA chelating ligand has a high affinity towards Ca(2+) ions (K = 2.5 × 10(6) M(-1)). The use of photolabile 3-(hydroxymethyl)-2-naphthol core in the design of photo-BAPTA allows for the efficient (Φ = 0. 63) and very fast (τ < 12 μs) release of Ca(2+) ions upon 300 or 350 nm irradiation.
April 10, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384516/effects-of-puerarin-on-intracellular-ca-2-and-cell-viability-of-mdck-renal-tubular-cells
#19
He-Hsiung Cheng, Chiang-Ting Chou, Wei-Zhe Liang, Chun-Chi Kuo, Pochuan Shieh, Jue-Long Wang, Chung-Ren Jan
Puerarin is a natural compound and has been used as herb medication in a number of countries, especially in Asia. The effect of puerarin on Ca(2+) signaling is unknown in renal cells. This study examined whether puerarin affected Ca(2+) physiology in MDCK renal tubular cells. Cytosolic free Ca(2+) levels ([Ca(2+)]i) were measured using the fluorescent dye fura-2. Cell viability was examined by using WST-1 assay. Puerarin induced [Ca(2+)]i rises and the response was reduced by removing extracellular Ca(2+). Puerarin-induced Ca(2+) entry was not altered by protein kinase C (PKC) activity, but was inhibited by nifedipine...
March 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374913/liposomes-as-a-putative-tool-to-investigate-naadp-signaling-in-vasculogenesis
#20
Francesca Di Nezza, Estella Zuccolo, Valentina Poletto, Vittorio Rosti, Antonio De Luca, Francesco Moccia, Germano Guerra, Luigi Ambrosone
Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) is the newest discovered intracellular second messengers, which is able to release Ca(2+) stored within endolysosomal (EL) vesicles. NAADP-induced Ca(2+) signals mediate a growing number of cellular functions, ranging from proliferation to muscle contraction and differentiation. Recently, NAADP has recently been shown to regulate angiogenesis by promoting endothelial cell growth. It is, however, still unknown whether NAADP stimulates proliferation also in endothelial progenitor cells, which are mobilized in circulation after an ischemic insult to induce tissue revascularization...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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