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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807148/acetylcholine-induces-intracellular-ca-2-oscillations-and-nitric-oxide-release-in-mouse-brain-endothelial-cells
#1
Estella Zuccolo, Dmitry Lim, Dlzar Ali Kheder, Angelica Perna, Paolo Catarsi, Laura Botta, Vittorio Rosti, Laura Riboni, Giulio Sancini, Franco Tanzi, Egidio D'Angelo, Germano Guerra, Francesco Moccia
Basal forebrain neurons increase cortical blood flow by releasing acetylcholine (Ach), which stimulates endothelial cells (ECs) to produce the vasodilating gasotransmitter, nitric oxide (NO). Surprisingly, the mechanism whereby Ach induces NO synthesis in brain microvascular ECs is unknown. An increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration recruits a multitude of endothelial Ca(2+)-dependent pathways, such as Ca(2+)/calmodulin endothelial NO synthase (eNOS). The present investigation sought to investigate the role of intracellular Ca(2+) signaling in Ach-induced NO production in bEND5 cells, an established model of mouse brain microvascular ECs, by conventional imaging of cells loaded with the Ca(2+)-sensitive dye, Fura-2/AM, and the NO-sensitive fluorophore, DAF-DM diacetate...
September 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751862/utp-gated-signaling-pathways-of-5-ht-release-from-bon-cells-as-a-model-of-human-enterochromaffin-cells
#2
Andromeda Liñán-Rico, Fernando Ochoa-Cortes, Alix Zuleta-Alarcon, Mazin Alhaj, Esmerina Tili, Josh Enneking, Alan Harzman, Iveta Grants, Sergio Bergese, Fievos L Christofi
Background: Enterochromaffin cells (EC) synthesize and release 5-HT and ATP to trigger or modulate gut neural reflexes and transmit information about visceral/pain sensation. Alterations in 5-HT signaling mechanisms may contribute to the pathogenesis of IBD or IBS, but the pharmacologic or molecular mechanisms modulating Ca(2+)-dependent 5-HT release are not understood. Previous studies indicated that purinergic signaling via ATP and ADP is an important mechanism in modulation of 5-HT release. However, EC cells also respond to UTP and UDP suggesting uridine triphosphate receptor and signaling pathways are involved as well...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747405/nmda-receptor-dependent-presynaptic-inhibition-at-the-calyx-of-held-synapse-of-rat-pups
#3
Tomoko Oshima-Takago, Hideki Takago
N-Methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) play diverse roles in synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity, neuronal development and neurological diseases. In addition to their postsynaptic expression, NMDARs are also expressed in presynaptic terminals at some central synapses, and their activation modulates transmitter release. However, the regulatory mechanisms of NMDAR-dependent synaptic transmission remain largely unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated that activation of NMDARs in a nerve terminal at a central glutamatergic synapse inhibits presynaptic Ca(2+) currents (ICa) in a GluN2C/2D subunit-dependent manner, thereby decreasing nerve-evoked excitatory postsynaptic currents...
July 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735419/modulation-of-human-kv4-3-kchip2-channel-inactivation-kinetics-by-cytoplasmic-ca%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C2%BA
#4
Christiane Groen, Robert Bähring
The transient outward current (I to) in the human heart is mediated by Kv4.3 channels complexed with Kv channel interacting protein (KChIP) 2, a cytoplasmic Ca(2+)-binding EF-hand protein known to modulate Kv4.3 inactivation gating upon heterologous co-expression. We studied Kv4.3 channels co-expressed with wild-type (wt) or EF-hand-mutated (?EF) KChIP2 in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells. Co-expression took place in the absence or presence of BAPTA-AM, and macroscopic currents were recorded in the whole-cell patch-clamp configuration with different free Ca(2+) concentrations in the patch-pipette...
July 22, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730337/memantine-can-reduce-ethanol-induced-caspase-3-activity-and-apoptosis-in-h4-cells-by-decreasing-intracellular-calcium
#5
Xiaolong Wang, Jiajun Chen, Hongbo Wang, Hao Yu, Changliang Wang, Jiabin You, Pengfei Wang, Chunmei Feng, Guohui Xu, Xu Wu, Rui Zhao, Guohua Zhang
Caspase-3 activation and apoptosis are associated with various neurodegenerative disorders. Calcium activation is an important factor in promoting apoptosis. We, therefore, assessed the role of intracellular calcium in ethanol-induced activation of caspase-3 in H4 human neuroglioma cells and the protective effect of the NMDA receptor antagonist, memantine, on ethanol-induced apoptosis in H4 cells. H4 cells were treated with 100 mM EtOH (in culture medium) for 2 days. For interaction studies, cells were treated with memantine (4 μM), EDTA (1 mM), or BAPTA-AM (10 μM) before treatment with EtOH...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721398/calcium-stimulated-adenylyl-cyclase-subtype-1-ac1-contributes-to-ltp-in-the-insular-cortex-of-adult-mice
#6
Manabu Yamanaka, Takanori Matsuura, Haili Pan, Min Zhuo
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic transmission in the central nervous system is a key form of cortical plasticity. The insular cortex (IC) is known to play important roles in pain perception, aversive memory and mood disorders. LTP has been recently reported in the IC, however, the signaling pathway for IC LTP remains unknown. Here, we investigated the synaptic mechanism of IC LTP. We found that IC LTP induced by the pairing protocol was N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) dependent, and expressed postsynaptically, since paired-pulse ratio (PPR) was not affected...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697919/fatty-acid-translocase-promoted-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-by-upregulating-the-levels-of-hepatic-cytosolic-calcium
#7
Jian Huang, Lei Zhao, Ping Yang, Zhen Chen, Xiong Z Ruan, Ailong Huang, Ni Tang, Yaxi Chen
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is designated a "metabolovirus" due to the intimate connection between the virus and host metabolism. The nutrition state of the host plays a relevant role in the severity of HBV infection. Metabolic syndrome (MS) is prone to increasing HBV DNA loads and accelerating the progression of liver disease in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36), also named fatty acid translocase, is known to facilitate long-chain fatty acid uptake and contribute to the development of MS...
July 8, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685161/behavioral-effects-of-a-chemorepellent-receptor-knockout-mutation-in-tetrahymena-thermophila
#8
Dianxiong Zou, Todd M Hennessey
A conditioned supernatant from Tetrahymena thermophila contains a powerful chemorepellent for wild-type cells, and a gene called G37 is required for this response. This is the first genomic identification of a chemorepellent receptor in any eukaryotic unicellular organism. This conditioned supernatant factor (CSF) is small (<1 kDa), and its repellent effect is resistant to boiling, protease treatment, and nuclease digestion. External BAPTA eliminated the CSF response, suggesting that Ca(2+) entry is required for the classical avoiding reactions (AR) used for chemorepulsion...
July 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672157/the-p2x7-receptor-is-an-upstream-regulator-of-dynamic-blebbing-and-a-pluripotency-marker-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#9
Nikki Jo-Hao Weng, Prue Talbot
New methods are needed to reduce dynamic blebbing which inhibits cell attachment and survival during passaging of pluripotent stem cells. We tested the hypothesis that activation of the P2X7 receptor by extracellular ATP during passaging initiates dynamic blebbing. The P2X7 receptor was present in human embryonic stem cells (hESC), but not in differentiating cells. Extracellular ATP concentrations were 14× higher in medium during passaging. Addition of ATP to culture medium prolonged dynamic blebbing and inhibited attachment...
June 16, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629211/effect-of-methoxsalen-on-ca%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C2%BA-homeostasis-and-viability-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells
#10
Yi-Chau Lu, Chiang-Ting Chou, Wei-Zhe Liang, Chun-Chi Kuo, Shu-Shong Hsu, Jue-Long Wang, Chung-Ren Jan
Methoxsalen is a natural compound found in many seed plants. The effect of methoxsalen on Ca²⁺- related physiology in human osteosarcoma is unclear. This study investigated the effect of methoxsalen on cytosolic free Ca²⁺ concentrations ([Ca²⁺]i) in MG63 human osteosarcoma cells. Methoxsalen induced [Ca²⁺]i rises concentration-dependently. Methoxsalen-induced Ca²⁺ entry was confirmed by Mn²⁺-induced quench of fura-2 fluorescence. This Ca²⁺ entry was suppressed by nifedipine, econazole, and SKF96365...
June 30, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623463/hypotonicity-induced-cell-swelling-activates-trpa1
#11
Fumitaka Fujita, Kunitoshi Uchida, Yasunori Takayama, Yoshiro Suzuki, Masayuki Takaishi, Makoto Tominaga
Hypotonic solutions can cause painful sensations in nasal and ocular mucosa through molecular mechanisms that are not entirely understood. We clarified the ability of human TRPA1 (hTRPA1) to respond to physical stimulus, and evaluated the response of hTRPA1 to cell swelling under hypotonic conditions. Using a Ca(2+)-imaging method, we found that modulation of AITC-induced hTRPA1 activity occurred under hypotonic conditions. Moreover, cell swelling in hypotonic conditions evoked single-channel activation of hTRPA1 in a cell-attached mode when the patch pipette was attached after cell swelling under hypotonic conditions, but not before swelling...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595501/astragaloside-iv-inhibits-membrane-ca-formula-see-text-current-but-enhances-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca-formula-see-text-release
#12
Mei-Mi Zhao, Wen-Wen Lian, Zhuo Li, Dong-Xue Shao, Si-Chong Chen, Xue-Fei Sun, Hui-Yuan Hu, Rui Feng, Feng Guo, Li-Ying Hao
Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) is one of the active ingredients in Astragalus membrananceus (Huangqi), a traditional Chinese medicine. The present study investigated the effects of AS-IV on Ca[Formula: see text] handling in cardiac myocytes to elucidate its possible mechanism in the treatment of cardiac disease. The results showed that AS-IV at 1 and 10[Formula: see text][Formula: see text]M reduced KCl-induced [Ca[Formula: see text]]i increase ([Formula: see text] from 1.33[Formula: see text][Formula: see text][Formula: see text]0...
2017: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555330/the-p2y1-receptor-mediated-leukocyte-adhesion-to-endothelial-cells-is-inhibited-by-melatonin
#13
Tassya Cataldi Cardoso, Thaís Emanuelle Pompeu, Claudia Lucia Martins Silva
Extracellular ATP (released by endothelial and immune cells) and its metabolite ADP are important pro-inflammatory mediators via the activation of purinergic P2 receptors (P2Y and P2X), which represent potential new targets for anti-inflammatory therapy. Endothelial P2Y1 receptor (P2Y1R) induces endothelial cell activation triggering leukocyte adhesion. A number of data have implicated melatonin as a modulator of immunity, inflammation, and endothelial cell function, but to date no studies have investigated whether melatonin modulates endothelial P2YR signaling...
May 29, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554984/the-effect-of-deoxycholic-acid-on-secretion-and-motility-in-the-rat-and-guinea-pig-large-intestine
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Nam Hee Kim, Jung Ho Park, Jae-Soon Park, Yeun-Ho Joung
Background/Aims: Bile acid is an important luminal factor that affects gastrointestinal motility and secretion. We investigated the effect of bile acid on secretion in the proximal and distal rat colon and coordination of bowel movements in the guinea pig colon. Methods: The short-circuit current from the mucosal strip of the proximal and distal rat colon was compared under control conditions after induction of secretion with deoxycholic acid (DCA) as well as after inhibition of secretion with indomethacin, 1,2-bis (o-aminophenoxy) ethane-N, N,N',N'-tetra-acetic acid (an intracellular calcium chelator; BAPTA), and tetrodotoxin (TTX) using an Ussing chamber...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550304/electronic-supplementary-materialidentification-of-a-na-k-atpase-inhibition-independent-proarrhythmic-ionic-mechanisms-of-cardiac-glycosides
#15
Cai Hong Koh, Jianjun Wu, Ying Ying Chung, Zhenfeng Liu, Rong-Rong Zhang, Ketpin Chong, Vladimir Korzh, Sherwin Ting, Steve Oh, Winston Shim, Hai-Yan Tian, Heming Wei
The current study explored the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA) inhibition-independent proarrhythmic mechanisms of cardiac glycosides (CGs) which are well-known NKA inhibitors. With the cytosolic Ca(2+) chelated by EGTA and BAPTA or extracellular Ca(2+) replaced by Ba(2+), effects of bufadienolides (bufalin (BF) and cinobufagin (CBG)) and cardenolides (ouabain (Oua) and pecilocerin A (PEA)) on the L-type calcium current (I Ca,L) were recorded in heterologous expression Cav1.2-CHO cells and human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hESC-CMs)...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530289/ca-nir-a-ratiometric-near-infrared-calcium-probe-based-on-a-dihydroxanthene-hemicyanine-fluorophore
#16
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...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521061/extracellular-camp-activates-molecular-signalling-pathways-associated-with-sperm-capacitation-in-bovines
#17
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 induces 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...
August 1, 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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