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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212796/sodium-calcium-exchanger-in-pig-coronary-artery
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A K Grover
This review focuses on the sodium-calcium exchangers (NCX) in the left anterior descending coronary artery smooth muscle. Bathing tissues in Na(+)-substituted solutions caused them to contract. In cultured smooth muscle cells, it increased the cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration and extracellular entry of (45)Ca(2+). All three activities were attributed to NCX since they were inhibited by NCX inhibitors. The tissues also expressed the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum (SER) Ca(2+) pump SERCA2b whose activity was much greater than that of NCX...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211571/inhibitory-effects-of-a-standardized-extract-of-justicia-pectoralis-in-an-experimental-rat-model-of-airway-hyper-responsiveness
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Carlos T M Moura, Francisco J Batista-Lima, Teresinha S Brito, Alfredo A V Silva, Luan C Ferreira, Cássia R Roque, Karoline S Aragão, Alexandre Havt, Francisco N Fonseca, Luzia K A M Leal, Pedro J C Magalhães
OBJECTIVE: Justicia pectoralis is a plant useful for the treatment of respiratory diseases. Here, we studied the antiasthmatic properties of a standardized extract of J. pectoralis (Jp). METHODS: Ovalbumin (OVA)-sensitized rats were actively challenged with saline or OVA to study airway hyper-responsiveness after oral treatment with saline or Jp. The ability of Jp to inhibit hyper-reactivity was evaluated in isolated trachea mounted in isolated organ bath chamber...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208696/valproate-attenuates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-sh-sy5y-cells-via-the-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Zhengmao Li, Fenzan Wu, Xie Zhang, Yi Chai, Daqing Chen, Yuetao Yang, Kebin Xu, Jiayu Yin, Rui Li, Hongxue Shi, Zhouguang Wang, Xiaokun Li, Jian Xiao, Hongyu Zhang
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced apoptosis plays an important role in a range of neurological disorders, such as neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injury, and diabetic neuropathy. Valproate (VPA), a typical antiepileptic drug, is commonly used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and epilepsy. Recently, VPA has been reported to exert neurotrophic effects and promote neurite outgrowth, but its molecular mechanism is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated whether VPA inhibited ER stress and promoted neuroprotection and neuronal restoration in SH-SY5Y cells and in primary rat cortical neurons, respectively, upon exposure to thapsigargin (TG)...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205129/remifentanil-postconditioning-ameliorates-histone-h3-acetylation-modification-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts-after-hypoxia-reoxygenation-via-attenuating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Manli Chen, Qin Liu, Lijian Chen, Lei Zhang, Erwei Gu
Remifentanil postconditioning (RPC) elicits cardioprotection against ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) by attenuating apoptosis associated with endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). Histone H3, acetylation modifications of histone H3, and histone deacetylases (HDAC) also have key roles in the mediation of the survival and apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. In this study, an in vitro IRI model was established with H9c2 cardiomyoblasts to investigate the role of histone H3 acetylation and HDAC3 in RPC-induced attenuation of ERS-associated apoptosis...
February 16, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196740/dpb162-ae-an-inhibitor-of-store-operated-ca-2-entry-can-deplete-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-ca-2-store
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Mart Bittremieux, Julia V Gerasimenko, Marleen Schuermans, Tomas Luyten, Eloise Stapleton, Kamil J Alzayady, Humbert De Smedt, David I Yule, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Peter Vangheluwe, Oleg V Gerasimenko, Jan B Parys, Geert Bultynck
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE), an important Ca(2+) signaling pathway in non-excitable cells, regulates a variety of cellular functions. To study its physiological role, pharmacological tools, like 2-aminoethyl diphenylborinate (2-APB), are used to impact SOCE. 2-APB is one of the best characterized SOCE inhibitors. However, 2-APB also activates SOCE at lower concentrations, while it inhibits inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs), sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPases (SERCAs) and other ion channels, like TRP channels...
February 1, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196026/caffeine-inhibits-fluid-secretion-by-interlobular-ducts-from-guinea-pig-pancreas
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Yuka Mochimaru, Akiko Yamamoto, Miyuki Nakakuki, Makoto Yamaguchi, Ituka Taniguchi, Hiroshi Ishiguro
OBJECTIVES: Caffeine is contained in coffee, tea, and a lot of beverages and foods. We examined the direct effects of caffeine on the physiological function of pancreatic duct cells by using interlobular duct segments isolated from guinea pig pancreas. METHODS: The rate of fluid secretion was continuously measured by monitoring the luminal volume of isolated duct segments. Changes in intracellular Ca concentration ([Ca]i) were estimated by microfluorometry in ducts loaded with fura-2...
February 14, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179072/orai3-channel-is-the-2-apb-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-leak
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Daniel Leon-Aparicio, Jonathan Pacheco, Jesus Chavez-Reyes, Jose M Galindo, Jesus Valdes, Luis Vaca, Agustin Guerrero-Hernandez
We have studied in HeLa cells the molecular nature of the 2-APB induced ER Ca(2+) leak using synthetic Ca(2+) indicators that report changes in both the cytoplasmic ([Ca(2+)]i) and the luminal ER ([Ca(2+)]ER) Ca(2+) concentrations. We have tested the hypothesis that Orai channels participate in the 2-APB-induced ER Ca(2+) leak that was characterized in the companion paper. The expression of the dominant negative Orai1 E106A mutant, which has been reported to block the activity of all three types of Orai channels, inhibited the effect of 2-APB on the [Ca(2+)]ER but did not decrease the ER Ca(2+) leak after thapsigargin (TG)...
January 23, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171821/the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-inducer-thapsigargin-enhances-the-toxicity-of-zno-nanoparticles-to-macrophages-and-macrophage-endothelial-co-culture
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Gui Chen, Yuexin Shen, Xiyue Li, Qin Jiang, Shanshan Cheng, Yuxiu Gu, Liangliang Liu, Yi Cao
It was recently shown that exposure to ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) could induce endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress both in vivo and in vitro, but the role of ER stress in ZnO NP induced toxicity remains unclear. Because macrophages are sensitive to ER stress, we hypothesized that stressing macrophages with ER stress inducer could enhance the toxicity of ZnO NPs. In this study, the effects of ER stress inducer thapsigargin (TG) on the toxicity of ZnO NPs to THP-1 macrophages were investigated. The results showed that TG enhanced ZnO NP induced cytotoxicity as revealed by water soluble tetrazolium-1 (WST-1) and neutral red uptake assays, but not lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assay...
January 30, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161410/methylseleninic-acid-and-sodium-selenite-induce-severe-er-stress-and-subsequent-apoptosis-through-upr-activation-in-pel-cells
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Zenpei Shigemi, Kazuki Manabe, Naoko Hara, Yusuke Baba, Kohei Hosokawa, Hiroki Kagawa, Tadashi Watanabe, Masahiro Fujimuro
Selenium compounds such as methylseleninic acid (MSA) and sodium selenite (SS) have been widely evaluated as potential anti-cancer agents in the clinical setting. Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma, associated with immunosuppressed individuals, such as post-transplant or AIDS patients. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the causative agent of PEL and Kaposi's sarcoma. Here, we found that MSA and SS markedly inhibited the growth of PEL cells compared with KSHV-uninfected B cells...
February 1, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159976/screening-and-characterization-of-drugs-that-protect-corneal-endothelial-cells-against-unfolded-protein-response-and-oxidative-stress
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Eun Chul Kim, Tetsuya Toyono, Cynthia A Berlinicke, Donald J Zack, Ula Jurkunas, Tomohiko Usui, Albert S Jun
Purpose: To screen for and characterize compounds that protect corneal endothelial cells against unfolded protein response (UPR) and oxidative stress. Methods: Bovine corneal endothelial cells (BCECs) were treated for 48 hours with 640 compounds from a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug library and then challenged with thapsigargin or H2O2 to induce UPR or oxidative stress, respectively. Cell viability was measured using the CellTiter-Glo survival assay...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157203/hepatocyte-growth-factor-secreted-by-bone-marrow-stem-cell-reduce-er-stress-and-improves-repair-in-alveolar-epithelial-ii-cells
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Izabela Nita, Katrin Hostettler, Luca Tamo, Michaela Medová, Giuseppe Bombaci, Jun Zhong, Ramanjaneyulu Allam, Yitzhak Zimmer, Michael Roth, Thomas Geiser, Amiq Gazdhar
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive, irreversible lung disease with complex pathophysiology. Evidence of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been reported in alveolar epithelial cells (AEC) in IPF patients. Secreted mediators from bone marrow stem cells (BMSC-cm) have regenerative properties. In this study we investigate the beneficial effects of BMSC-cm on ER stress response in primary AEC and ER stressed A549 cells. We hypothesize that BMSC-cm reduces ER stress. Primary AEC isolated from IPF patients were treated with BMSC-cm...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149952/scalable-synthesis-of-thapsigargin
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Hang Chu, Joel M Smith, Jakob Felding, Phil S Baran
Total syntheses of the complex, highly oxygenated sesquiterpenes thapsigargin (1) and nortrilobolide (2) are presented. Access to analogues of these promising bioactive natural products has been limited to tedious isolation and semisynthetic efforts. Elegant prior total syntheses demonstrated the feasibility of creating these entitites in 36-42 step processes. The currently reported route proceeds in a scalable and more concise fashion by utilizing two-phase terpene synthesis logic. Salient features of the work include application of the classic photosantonin rearrangement and precisely choreographed installation of the multiple oxygenations present on the guaianolide skeleton...
January 25, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131630/the-effect-of-pka-mediated-phosphorylation-of-ryanodine-receptor-on-sr-ca-2-leak-in-ventricular-myocytes
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Elisa Bovo, Sabine Huke, Lothar A Blatter, Aleksey V Zima
Functional impact of cardiac ryanodine receptor (type 2 RyR or RyR2) phosphorylation by protein kinase A (PKA) remains highly controversial. In this study, we characterized a functional link between PKA-mediated RyR2 phosphorylation level and sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) release and leak in permeabilized rabbit ventricular myocytes. Changes in cytosolic [Ca(2+)] and intra-SR [Ca(2+)]SR were measured with Fluo-4 and Fluo-5N, respectively. Changes in RyR2 phosphorylation at two PKA sites, serine-2031 and -2809, were measured with phospho-specific antibodies...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126709/enhanced-store-operated-ca2-influx-and-orai1-expression-in-ventricular-fibroblasts-from-human-failing-heart
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Gracious R Ross, Tanvir Bajwa, Stacie Edwards, Larisa Emelyanova, Farhan Rizvi, Ekhson L Holmuhamedov, Paul Werner, Francis X Downey, A Jamil Tajik, Arshad Jahangir
Excessive cardiac fibrosis, characterized by increased collagen-rich extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, is a major predisposing factor for mechanical and electrical dysfunction in heart failure (HF). The human ventricular fibroblast (hVF) remodeling mechanisms that cause excessive collagen deposition in HF are unclear, although reports suggest a role for [Ca(2+)]i in fibrosis. Therefore, we determined the association of differences in cellular Ca(2+) dynamics and collagen secretion/deposition between hVFs from failing and normal (control) hearts...
January 26, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112358/calcium-release-induced-by-2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde-thiosemicarbazone-and-its-copper-complex-contributes-to-tumor-cell-death
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Yun Fu, Youxun Liu, Jiangang Wang, Cuiping Li, Sufeng Zhou, Yun Yang, Pingxin Zhou, Chengbiao Lu, Changzheng Li
Thiosemicarbazones display significant antitumor activity and their copper complexes also exhibit enhanced biological activities in most situations, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Therefore, investigation of the mechanism involved in the change upon chelation is required to extend our understanding of the effects of thiosemicarbazones. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazone (PCT) and its copper complex (PCT-Cu) on cell proliferation was investigated...
January 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099257/antifibrotic-effect-of-saturated-fatty-acids-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-response-in-rat-pancreatic-stellate-cells
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Lingaku Lee, Tetsuhide Ito, Taichi Nakamura, Robert T Jensen, Hisato Igarashi, Ryoichi Takayanagi
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the effect of saturated fatty acids on chronic pancreatitis pathogenesis by elucidating the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response in pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), which are major effector cells in pancreatic fibrosis. METHODS: Wistar Bonn/Kobori rats were fed either control diet or high-fat diet (HFD) for 4 weeks. Meanwhile, cultured rat PSCs were stimulated with thapsigargin, an ER stress inducer, or palmitic acid (PA). Pancreatic fibrosis, expressions of fibrosis-related and ER stress-related proteins and mRNA, cell viability, and apoptosis were examined...
March 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068410/leukotriene-b%C3%A2-metabolism-and-p70s6-kinase-1-inhibitors-pf-4708671-but-not-ly2584702-inhibits-cyp4f3a-and-the-%C3%AF-oxidation-of-leukotriene-b%C3%A2-in-vitro-and-in-cellulo
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Anne-Sophie Archambault, Caroline Turcotte, Cyril Martin, Julie S Lefebvre, Véronique Provost, Michel Laviolette, Nicolas Flamand
LTB4 is an inflammatory lipid mediator mainly biosynthesized by leukocytes. Since its implication in inflammatory diseases is well recognized, many tools to regulate its biosynthesis have been developed and showed promising results in vitro and in vivo, but mixed results in clinical trials. Recently, the mTOR pathway component p70S6 kinase 1 (p70S6K1) has been linked to LTC4 synthase and the biosynthesis of cysteinyl-leukotrienes. In this respect, we investigated if p70S6K1 could also play a role in LTB4 biosynthesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065589/perk-and-xbp1-differentially-regulate-cxcl10-and-ccl2-production
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Shuang Zhu, Hua Liu, Haibo Sha, Ling Qi, Dian-Shuai Gao, Wenbo Zhang
Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of many retinal degenerative diseases related with photoreceptor dysfunction/degeneration. However the involvement of photoreceptor cells in inflammatory reactions is largely unknown as they are not considered as inflammatory cells. In this study, we assessed whether photoreceptor cells can produce CCL2 and CXCL10, two important players in inflammation during endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. After photoreceptor 661 W cells were treated with ER stress inducer thapsigargin (TG), induction of ER stress increased CXCL10 and CCL2 expression at both mRNA and protein levels, which was significantly blocked by an ER stress blocker 4-phenylbutyrate...
January 5, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
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
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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/28038379/high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-associated-sphingosine-1-phosphate-s1p-inhibits-macrophage-apoptosis-by-stimulating-stat3-activity-and-survivin-expression
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Renata Feuerborn, Susen Becker, Francesco Potì, Petra Nagel, Martin Brodde, Harmut Schmidt, Christina Christoffersen, Uta Ceglarek, Ralph Burkhardt, Jerzy-Roch Nofer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Macrophage apoptosis is critically involved in atherosclerosis. We here examined the effect of anti-atherogenic high density lipoprotein (HDL) and its component sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) on apoptosis in RAW264.7 murine macrophages. METHODS: Mitochondrial or endoplasmic reticulum-dependent apoptosis was induced by exposure of macrophages to etoposide or thapsigargin/fukoidan, respectively. RESULTS: Cell death induced by these compounds was inhibited by S1P as inferred from reduced annexin V binding, TUNEL staining, and caspase 3, 9 and 12 activities...
December 9, 2016: Atherosclerosis
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