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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075020/adenosine-receptors-regulate-gap-junction-coupling-of-the-human-cerebral-microvascular-endothelial-cells-hcmec-d3-by-ca-2-influx-through-cng-channels
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Almke Bader, Willem Bintig, Daniela Begandt, Anne Klett, Ina G Siller, Carola Gregor, Frank Schaarschmidt, Babette Weksler, Ignacio Romero, Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Stefan W Hell, Anaclet Ngezahayo
The human cerebral microvascular endothelial cell line hCMEC/D3 was used to characterize the physiological link between adenosine receptors and the gap junction coupling in endothelial cells of the blood-brain barrier. Expressed adenosine receptor subtypes and connexin (Cx) isoforms were identified by RT-PCR. Scrape loading/dye transfer was used to evaluate the impact of the A2A and A2B adenosine receptor subtype agonist 2-phenylaminoadenosine (2-PAA) on the gap junction coupling. We found that 2-PAA stimulated cAMP synthesis and enhanced gap junction coupling in a concentration-dependent manner...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057718/calcium-mediated-oxidative-stress-a-common-mechanism-in-tight-junction-disruption-by-different-types-of-cellular-stress
#2
Ruchika Gangwar, Avtar Meena, Pradeep Shukla, Archana Nagaraja, Piotr Dorniak, Sandeep Pallikuth, Christopher Waters, Anil Sood, Radhakrishna Rao
The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in osmotic stress, dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) and cyclic stretch-induced tight junction disruption was investigated in Caco-2 cell monolayers in vitro , and restraint stress-induced barrier dysfunction in mouse colon in vivo Live cell imaging showed that osmotic stress, cyclic stretch and DSS triggered rapid production of ROS in Caco-2 cell monolayers, which was blocked by depletion of intracellular Ca(2+) by BAPTA. Knockdown of CaV1.3 or TRPV6 channels blocked osmotic stress and DSS-induced ROS production and attenuated tight junction disruption and barrier dysfunction...
January 5, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052644/effect-of-thymol-on-ca%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C2%BA-homeostasis-and-viability-in-pc3-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#3
Jeng-Hsien Yeh, Chiang-Ting Chou, I-Shu Chen, Ti Lu, Ko-Long Lin, Chia-Cheng Yu, Wei-Zhe Liang, Hong-Tai Chang, Chun-Chi Kuo, Chin-Man Ho, Wen-Teng Chang, Pochuen Shieh, Chung-Ren Jan
Thymol is a phenolic compound that affects physiology in different cell models. However, whether thymol affects Ca²⁺ homeostasis in prostate cancer cells is unknown. The action of this compound on cytosolic Ca²⁺ concentrations ([Ca²⁺]i) and viability in PC3 human prostate cancer cells was explored. The results show that thymol at concentrations of 100-1500 μM caused [Ca²⁺]i rises in a concentration-dependent manner. Removal of extracellular Ca²⁺ reduced thymol’s effect by approximately 80%...
28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049872/involvement-of-calcium-channels-and-intracellular-calcium-in-bull-sperm-thermotaxis
#4
Md Anisuzzaman Mondal, Yuji Takagi, Shoji A Baba, Koh-Ichi Hamano
Thermotaxis that sperm migrate to higher temperature area has been confirmed in rabbit and human. In this study, we examined the migration ability of bull sperm in a temperature gradient to confirm thermotaxis and elucidate the involvement of calcium in such thermotaxis, as well as the relation between sperm capacitation and bull fertility. Thermotaxis was evaluated in a temperature gradient of 34-42ºC using a cross-type column 22-mm long, 40-mm wide, and 100-μm deep. Significantly more sperm migrated to the high-temperature area of 39ºC in a 2ºC temperature gradient, and to 40ºC in a 1ºC temperature gradient...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000054/5-flurouracil-disrupts-nuclear-export-and-nuclear-pore-permeability-in-a-calcium-dependent-manner
#5
Kelly J Higby, Melissa M Bischak, Christina A Campbell, Rebecca G Anderson, Sarah A Broskin, Lauren E Foltz, Jarrett A Koper, Audrey C Nickle, Karen K Resendes
Regulation of nuclear transport is an essential component of apoptosis. As chemotherapy induced cell death progresses, nuclear transport and the nuclear pore complex (NPC) are slowly disrupted and dismantled. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) and the camptothecin derivatives irinotecan and topotecan, are linked to altered nuclear transport of specific proteins; however, their general effects on the NPC and transport during apoptosis have not been characterized. We demonstrate that 5-FU, but not topotecan, increases NPC permeability, and disrupts Ran-mediated nuclear transport before the disruption of the NPC...
December 20, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999084/cngc2-is-a-ca2-influx-channel-that-prevents-accumulation-of-apoplastic-ca2-in-the-leaf
#6
Yan Wang, Yan Kang, Chunli Ma, Ruiying Miao, Caili Wu, Yu Long, Ting Ge, Zinian Wu, Xiangyang Hou, Junxia Zhang, Zhi Qi
Ca2+ is absorbed by roots and transported upward through the xylem to the apoplastic space of the leaf, after which it is deposited into the leaf cell. In Arabidopsis, tonoplast-localized Ca2+/H+ transporters CATION EXCHANGER (CAX) 1 and CAX3 sequester Ca2+ from the cytosol into vacuole, but it is not known what transporter mediates the initial Ca2+ influx from the apoplast to the cytosol. Here, we report that Arabidopsis CYCLIC NUCLEOTIDE-GATED CHANNEL2 (CNGC2) encodes a protein with Ca2+ influx channel activity and is expressed in the leaf areas surrounding the free endings of minor veins, which is the primary site for Ca2+ unloading from the vasculature and influx into leaf cells...
December 20, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992454/the-effects-of-swiprosin-1-on-the-formation-of-pseudopodia-like-structures-and-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-coupling-in-cultured-adult-rat-ventricular-cardiomyocytes
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Franziska Nippert, Rolf Schreckenberg, Antonia Hess, Martin Weber, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter
BACKGROUND: Recent findings suggest that adult terminally differentiated cardiomyocytes adapt to stress by cellular de- and redifferentiation. In the present study we tested the hypothesis that swiprosin-1 is a key player in this process. Furthermore, the relationship between swiprosin-1 and β-adrenoceptor coupling was analyzed. METHODS: In order to study the function of swiprosin-1 in adult rat ventricular cardiomyocytes (ARVC) they were isolated and cultured in a medium containing 20% fetal calf serum (FCS)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990666/increased-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-mediates-the-anti-cancer-effects-of-wz35-via-activating-mitochondrial-apoptosis-pathway-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#8
Minxiao Chen, Bin Zhou, Peng Zhong, Vinothkumar Rajamanickam, Xuanxuan Dai, Kanchana Karvannan, Huiping Zhou, Xiuhua Zhang, Guang Liang
BACKGROUND: The limited treatment option for recurrent prostate cancer and eventual resistant to conventional chemotherapy drugs has fueled continued interest in finding new anti-neoplastic agents. WZ35, a chemical analog of curcumin, had been demonstrated to have high chemical stability and potential anticancer effects in gastric cancer cells. The present study aimed to investigate the anti-prostate cancer effects of WZ35 in vitro and in vivo as well as the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Two prostate cancer cell lines RM-1 and DU145 were utilized to test the anti-cancer effects of WZ35 and the underlying mechanism...
December 19, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988307/interleukin-6-and-neuregulin-1-as-regulators-of-utrophin-expression-via-the-activation-of-nrg-1-erbb-signaling-pathway-in-mdx-cells
#9
Nevenka Juretić, Josefina Díaz, Felipe Romero, Gustavo González, Enrique Jaimovich, Nora Riveros
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a neuromuscular disease originated by mutations in the dystrophin gene. A promising therapeutic approach deals with functional substitution of dystrophin by utrophin, a structural homolog that might be able to compensate dystrophin absence in DMD muscle fibers. It has been described that both interleukin-6 (IL-6) and neuregulin-1 (NRG-1; Heregulin-HRG) induce utrophin expression in skeletal muscle. We investigated a possible functional link among IL-6, NRG-1 and utrophin, in normal (C57) and dystrophic (mdx) skeletal muscle cells...
December 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986325/effects-of-transient-receptor-potential-canonical-1-trpc1-on-the-mechanical-stretch-induced-expression-of-airway-remodeling-associated-factors-in-human-bronchial-epithelioid-cells
#10
Qian Yu, Minchao Li
Research has shown that mechanical stress stimulation can cause airway remodeling. We investigate the effects of mechanical stretch on the expression of the airway remodeling-associated factors interleukin-13 (IL-13) and matrix metalloprotein-9 (MMP-9) and signaling pathways in human bronchial epithelioid (16HBE) cells under mechanical stretch. A Flexcell FX-4000 Tension System with a flexible substrate was applied to stretch 16HBE cells at a 15% elongation amplitude and 1Hz frequency, with stretching for 0...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958326/calcium-channels-and-oxidative-stress-mediate-a-synergistic-disruption-of-tight-junctions-by-ethanol-and-acetaldehyde-in-caco-2-cell-monolayers
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Geetha Samak, Ruchika Gangwar, Avtar S Meena, Roshan G Rao, Pradeep K Shukla, Bhargavi Manda, Damodaran Narayanan, Jonathan H Jaggar, RadhaKrishna Rao
Ethanol is metabolized into acetaldehyde in most tissues. In this study, we investigated the synergistic effect of ethanol and acetaldehyde on the tight junction integrity in Caco-2 cell monolayers. Expression of alcohol dehydrogenase sensitized Caco-2 cells to ethanol-induced tight junction disruption and barrier dysfunction, whereas aldehyde dehydrogenase attenuated acetaldehyde-induced tight junction disruption. Ethanol up to 150 mM did not affect tight junction integrity or barrier function, but it dose-dependently increased acetaldehyde-mediated tight junction disruption and barrier dysfunction...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941214/calcium-alterations-signal-either-to-senescence-or-to-autophagy-induction-in-stem-cells-upon-oxidative-stress
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Aleksandra V Borodkina, Alla N Shatrova, Pavel I Deryabin, Anastasiia A Griukova, Polina A Abushik, Sergei M Antonov, Nikolay N Nikolsky, Elena B Burova
Intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) has been reported to play an important role in autophagy, apoptosis and necrosis, however, a little is known about its impact in senescence. Here we investigated [Ca(2+)]i contribution to oxidative stress-induced senescence of human endometrium-derived stem cells (hMESCs). In hMESCs sublethal H2O2-treatment resulted in a rapid calcium release from intracellular stores mediated by the activation of PLC/IP3/IP3R pathway. Notably, further senescence development was accompanied by persistently elevated [Ca(2+)]i levels...
December 8, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913204/the-selective-bcl-2-inhibitor-venetoclax-a-bh3-mimetic-does-not-dysregulate-intracellular-ca-2-signaling
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Tamara Vervloessem, Hristina Ivanova, Tomas Luyten, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Anti-apoptotic B cell-lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) proteins are emerging as therapeutic targets in a variety of cancers for precision medicines, like the BH3-mimetic drug venetoclax (ABT-199), which antagonizes the hydrophobic cleft of Bcl-2. However, the impact of venetoclax on intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and dynamics in cell systems has not been characterized in detail. Here, we show that venetoclax did not affect Ca(2+)-transport systems from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in permeabilized cell systems. Venetoclax (1μM) did neither trigger Ca(2+) release by itself nor affect agonist-induced Ca(2+) release in a variety of intact cell models...
November 30, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905509/the-er-stress-regulator-bip-mediates-cadmium-induced-autophagy-and-neuronal-senescence
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Tao Wang, Yan Yuan, Hui Zou, Jinlong Yang, Shiwen Zhao, Yonggang Ma, Yi Wang, Jianchun Bian, Xuezhong Liu, Jianhong Gu, Zongping Liu, Jiaqiao Zhu
Autophagy is protective in cadmium (Cd)-induced oxidative damage. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been shown to induce autophagy in a process requiring the unfolded protein response signalling pathways. Cd treatment significantly increased senescence in neuronal cells, which was aggravated by 3-MA or silencing of Atg5 and abolished by rapamycin. Cd increased expression of ER stress regulators Bip, chop, eIf2α, and ATF4, and activated autophagy as evidenced by upregulated LC3. Moreover, the ER stress inhibitor mithramycin inhibited the expression of ER stress protein chaperone Bip and blocked autophagic flux...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898307/a-ca-2-chelator-ameliorates-chromium-vi-induced-hepatocyte-l-02-injury-via-down-regulation-of-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-1-vdac1-expression
#15
Xing Yi, Fang Xiao, Xiali Zhong, Yujie Duan, Kaihua Liu, Caigao Zhong
Hexavalent chromium could result in cell malfunctions. Intracellular Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) content and VDAC1 expression are both important features related to cell survial. This study aimed to explore the mechanism of cell injury induced by Cr(VI) and tentatively offer clues to repairing this cell damage using [Ca(2+)]i and VDAC1. L-02 hepatocytes were treated with Cr(VI)/BAPTA, and the levels of [Ca(2+)]i and cell injury associated with Cr(VI) were determined in addition to the effect of BAPTA. The expression of VDAC1 in Cr(VI)-induced cells was evaluated...
November 18, 2016: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896839/dopamine-elevates-and-lowers-astroglial-ca-2-through-distinct-pathways-depending-on-local-synaptic-circuitry
#16
Alistair Jennings, Olga Tyurikova, Lucie Bard, Kaiyu Zheng, Alexey Semyanov, Christian Henneberger, Dmitri A Rusakov
Whilst astrocytes in culture invariably respond to dopamine with cytosolic Ca(2+) rises, the dopamine sensitivity of astroglia in situ and its physiological roles remain unknown. To minimize effects of experimental manipulations on astroglial physiology, here we monitored Ca(2+) in cells connected via gap junctions to astrocytes loaded whole-cell with cytosolic indicators in area CA1 of acute hippocampal slices. Aiming at high sensitivity of [Ca(2+) ] measurements, we also employed life-time imaging of the Ca(2+) indicator Oregon Green BAPTA-1...
November 29, 2016: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891586/celastrol-attenuates-cadmium-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-via-inhibiting-ca-2-camkii-dependent-akt-mtor-pathway
#17
Ruijie Zhang, Yu Zhu, Xiaoqing Dong, Beibei Liu, Nana Zhang, Xiaoxue Wang, Lei Liu, Chong Xu, Shile Huang, Long Chen
Cadmium (Cd), an environmental and industrial pollutant, affects the nervous system and consequential neurodegenerative disorders. Recently we have shown that celastrol prevents Cd-induced neuronal cell death partially by suppressing Akt/mTOR pathway. However, the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Here we show that celastrol attenuated Cd-elevated intracellular free calcium ([Ca(2+) ]i ) level and apoptosis in neuronal cells. Celastrol prevented Cd-induced neuronal apoptosis by inhibiting Akt-mediated mTOR pathway, as inhibition of Akt with Akt inhibitor X or ectopic expression of dominant negative Akt reinforced celastrol's prevention of Cd-induced phosphorylation of S6K1/4E-BP1 and cell apoptosis...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873143/regulation-of-rac1-gtpase-activity-by-quinine-through-g-protein-and-bitter-taste-receptor-t2r4
#18
Crystal Sidhu, Appalaraju Jaggupilli, Prashen Chelikani, Rajinder P Bhullar
Rac1 belongs to the Rho family of small GTPases and regulates actin cytoskeleton reorganization. T2R4 is a bitter taste receptor belonging to the G protein-coupled receptor family of proteins. In addition to mediating bitter taste perception from the tongue, T2R4s are found in extra-oral tissues, e.g., nasal epithelium, airways, brain, testis suggesting a much broader physiological function for these receptors. Anti-malarial drug and a bitter tasting compound, quinine, is a known agonist for T2R4, whereas BCML (Nα,Nα-Bis(carboxymethyl)-L-lysine) acts as an inverse agonist...
November 22, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829611/sodium-lauryl-sulfate-stimulates-the-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-through-interactions-with-cell-membranes
#19
Taeko Mizutani, Ryota Mori, Misaki Hirayama, Yuki Sagawa, Kenji Shimizu, Yuri Okano, Hitoshi Masaki
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), a representative anionic surfactant, is well-known to induce rough skin following single or multiple topical applications. The mechanism by which SLS induces rough skin is thought to result from the disruption of skin moisture function consisting of NMF and epidermal lipids. However, a recent study demonstrated that topically applied SLS easily penetrates into the living cell layers of the epidermis, which suggests that physiological alterations of keratinocytes might cause the SLS-induced rough skin...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797597/zinc-ions-mediate-gastrin-expression-proliferation-and-migration-downstream-of-the-cholecystokinin-2-receptor
#20
Mike Chang, Lin Xiao, Arthur Shulkes, Graham S Baldwin, Oneel Patel
Gastrin, acting via the cholecystokinin-2 receptor (CCK2R), activates its own promoter in a positive-feed-forward loop that may result in hypergastrinemia. Activity of the gastrin promoter is also stimulated by exogenous Zn(2+) ions. Here, the role of intracellular zinc and calcium signaling in the gastrin positive-feed-forward loop was investigated. Gastrin promoter activity was measured in the human gastric carcinoma cell line AGS-CCK2R and in Jurkat cells transfected with various gastrin promoter-luciferase constructs after treatment with gastrin in the presence and absence of zinc- and calcium-chelating agents...
December 2016: Endocrinology
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