keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

nicotine neuromuscular

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326549/the-three-finger-toxin-fold-a-multifunctional-structural-scaffold-able-to-modulate-cholinergic-functions
#1
REVIEW
Pascal Kessler, Pascale Marchot, Marcela Silva, Denis Servent
Three-finger fold toxins are miniproteins frequently found in Elapidae snake venoms. This fold is characterized by three distinct loops rich in β-strands and emerging from a dense, globular core reticulated by four highly conserved disulfide bridges. The number and diversity of receptors, channels, and enzymes identified as targets of three-finger fold toxins is increasing continuously. Such manifold diversity highlights the specific adaptability of this fold for generating pleiotropic functions. Although this toxin superfamily disturbs many biological functions by interacting with a large diversity of molecular targets, the most significant target is the cholinergic system...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273388/enhanced-transport-of-plant-produced-rabies-single-chain-antibody-rvg-peptide-fusion-protein-across-an-in-cellulo-blood-brain-barrier-device
#2
Waranyoo Phoolcharoen, Christophe Prehaud, Craig J van Dolleweerd, Leonard Both, Anaelle da Costa, Monique Lafon, Julian K-C Ma
The biomedical applications of antibody engineering are developing rapidly and have been expanded to plant expression platforms. In the present study, we have generated a novel antibody molecule in planta for targeted delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Rabies virus (RABV) is a neurotropic virus for which there is no effective treatment after entry into the central nervous system (CNS). This study investigated the use of a RABV glycoprotein peptide sequence to assist delivery of a rabies neutralising single-chain antibody (ScFv) across an in cellulo model of human BBB...
March 8, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238572/seronegative-myasthenia-gravis-associated-with-malignant-thymoma
#3
Jason Richards, James F Howard
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is generally caused by antibodies directed against the neuromuscular junction, including antibodies against the postsynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR). Pathologic abnormalities of the thymus gland, including thymoma, are associated with MG. We report a 56-year-old woman who presented with double vision. Single fiber EMG confirmed myasthenia gravis. AChR, striational muscle and MuSK antibodies were absent in the serum. Chest CT demonstrated a malignant thymoma. We report the first case of seronegative myasthenia gravis associated with malignant thymoma...
February 2, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209997/antisense-mir-132-blockade-via-the-ache-r-splice-variant-mitigates-cortical-inflammation
#4
Nibha Mishra, Lyndon Friedson, Geula Hanin, Uriya Bekenstein, Meshi Volovich, Estelle R Bennett, David S Greenberg, Hermona Soreq
MicroRNA (miR)-132 brain-to-body messages suppress inflammation by targeting acetylcholinesterase (AChE), but the target specificity of 3'-AChE splice variants and the signaling pathways involved remain unknown. Using surface plasmon resonance (SPR), we identified preferential miR-132 targeting of soluble AChE-R over synaptic-bound AChE-S, potentiating miR-132-mediated brain and body cholinergic suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Inversely, bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) reduced multiple miR-132 targets, suppressed AChE-S more than AChE-R and elevated inflammatory hallmarks...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106831/ablation-of-protein-kinase-ck2%C3%AE-in-skeletal-muscle-fibers-interferes-with-their-oxidative-capacity
#5
Nane Eiber, Luca Simeone, Said Hashemolhosseini
The tetrameric protein kinase CK2 was identified playing a role at neuromuscular junctions by studying CK2β-deficient muscle fibers in mice, and in cultured immortalized C2C12 muscle cells after individual knockdown of CK2α and CK2β subunits. In muscle cells, CK2 activity appeared to be at least required for regular aggregation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, which serves as a hallmark for the presence of a postsynaptic apparatus. Here, we set out to determine whether any other feature accompanies CK2β-deficient muscle fibers...
January 19, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088107/gaas-laser-therapy-reestablishes-the-morphology-of-the-nmj-and-nachrs-after-injury-due-to-bupivacaine
#6
Cristiane Neves Alessi Pissulin, Paula Aiello Tomé de Souza Castro, Flávio Codina, Carina Guidi Pinto, Ivan Jose Vechetti-Junior, Selma Maria Michelin Matheus
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetics are used to relieve pre- and postoperative pain, acting on both sodium channels and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Bupivacaine acts as a non-competitive antagonist and has limitations, such as myotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and inflammation. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has anti-inflammatory, regenerative, and analgesic effects. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of a gallium arsenide laser (GaAs) on the morphology of the NMJ and nAChRs after application of bupivacaine in the sternomastoid muscle...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018246/acetylcholine-induced-inhibition-of-presynaptic-calcium-signals-and-transmitter-release-in-the-frog-neuromuscular-junction
#7
Eduard Khaziev, Dmitry Samigullin, Nikita Zhilyakov, Nijaz Fatikhov, Ellya Bukharaeva, Alexei Verkhratsky, Evgeny Nikolsky
Acetylcholine (ACh), released from axonal terminals of motor neurons in neuromuscular junctions regulates the efficacy of neurotransmission through activation of presynaptic nicotinic and muscarinic autoreceptors. Receptor-mediated presynaptic regulation could reflect either direct action on exocytotic machinery or modulation of Ca(2+) entry and resulting intra-terminal Ca(2+) dynamics. We have measured free intra-terminal cytosolic Ca(2+) ([Ca(2+)]i) using Oregon-Green 488 microfluorimetry, in parallel with voltage-clamp recordings of spontaneous (mEPC) and evoked (EPC) postsynaptic currents in post-junctional skeletal muscle fiber...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715385/progress-of-endocytic-chrn-to-autophagic-degradation-is-regulated-by-rab5-gtpase-and-t145-phosphorylation-of-sh3glb1-at-mouse-neuromuscular-junctions-in-vivo
#8
Franziska Wild, Muzamil Majid Khan, Tatjana Straka, Rüdiger Rudolf
Endocytosed nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (CHRN) are degraded via macroautophagy/autophagy during atrophic conditions and are accompanied by the autophagic regulator protein SH3GLB1. The present study addressed the functional role of SH3GLB1 on CHRN trafficking and its implementation. We found an augmented ratio of total SH3GLB1 to threonine-145 phosphorylated SH3GLB1 (SH3GLB1:p-SH3GLB1) under conditions of increased CHRN vesicle numbers. Overexpression of T145 phosphomimetic (T145E) and phosphodeficient (T145A) mutants of SH3GLB1, was found to either slow down or augment the processing of endocytic CHRN vesicles, respectively...
December 2016: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705071/sarin-gb-o-isopropyl-methylphosphonofluoridate-neurotoxicity-critical-review
#9
Mohamed B Abou-Donia, Briana Siracuse, Natasha Gupta, Ashly Sobel Sokol
Sarin (GB, O-isopropyl methylphosphonofluoridate) is a potent organophosphorus (OP) nerve agent that inhibits acetylcholinesterase (AChE) irreversibly. The subsequent build-up of acetylcholine (ACh) in the central nervous system (CNS) provokes seizures and, at sufficient doses, centrally-mediated respiratory arrest. Accumulation of ACh at peripheral autonomic synapses leads to peripheral signs of intoxication and overstimulation of the muscarinic and nicotinic receptors, which is described as "cholinergic crisis" (i...
November 2016: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698745/concomitant-presentation-of-anderson-tawil-syndrome-and-myasthenia-gravis-in-an-adult-patient-a-case-report
#10
Rui Fan, Ruirui Ji, Wenxin Zou, Guoliang Wang, Hu Wang, Daniel James Penney, Jin Jun Luo, Yuxin Fan
Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS) is an autosomal dominant, multisystem channelopathy characterized by periodic paralysis, ventricular arrhythmias and distinctive dysmorphic facial or skeletal features. The disorder displays marked intrafamilial variability and incomplete penetrance. Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder that demonstrates progressive fatigability, in which the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) at neuromuscular junctions is the primary autoantigen. The present study reports a rare case of a 31-year-old woman with a history of morbid obesity and periodic weakness, who presented with hemodynamic instability, cardiogenic shock and facial anomalies...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698419/x-ray-structure-of-the-human-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-receptor
#11
Claudio L Morales-Perez, Colleen M Noviello, Ryan E Hibbs
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors are ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast chemical neurotransmission at the neuromuscular junction and have diverse signalling roles in the central nervous system. The nicotinic receptor has been a model system for cell-surface receptors, and specifically for ligand-gated ion channels, for well over a century. In addition to the receptors' prominent roles in the development of the fields of pharmacology and neurobiology, nicotinic receptors are important therapeutic targets for neuromuscular disease, addiction, epilepsy and for neuromuscular blocking agents used during surgery...
October 20, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677608/a-novel-fusion-protein-achr-fc-ameliorates-myasthenia-gravis-by-neutralizing-antiacetylcholine-receptor-antibodies-and-suppressing-acetylcholine-receptor-reactive-b-cells
#12
Masayuki Homma, Akiyuki Uzawa, Hitoshi Tanaka, Naoki Kawaguchi, Tetsuya Kanai, Kenji Nakajima, Masakuni Narita, Yukio Hara, Hideya Maruyama, Yasumasa Ogawa, Keiichi Himuro, Satoshi Kuwabara
Most patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) have elevated levels of autoantibodies against the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) at the neuromuscular junction, which leads to muscle weakness. We developed a fusion protein, AChR-Fc, as a novel therapeutic biomolecule for patients with MG and examined its efficacy. AChR-Fc was expressed by Chinese hamster ovary cells and purified. We examined the neutralizing activity and cellular cytotoxicity of AChR-Fc using anti-AChR antibody-producing hybridoma cells and serum samples from 16 patients with MG...
January 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669271/acetamiprid-accumulates-in-different-amounts-in-murine-brain-regions
#13
Hayato Terayama, Hitoshi Endo, Hideo Tsukamoto, Koichi Matsumoto, Mai Umezu, Teruhisa Kanazawa, Masatoshi Ito, Tadayuki Sato, Munekazu Naito, Satoshi Kawakami, Yasuhiro Fujino, Masayuki Tatemichi, Kou Sakabe
Neonicotinoids such as acetamiprid (ACE) belong to a new and widely used single class of pesticides. Neonicotinoids mimic the chemical structure of nicotine and share agonist activity with the nicotine acetylcholine receptor (nAchR). Neonicotinoids are widely considered to be safe in humans; however, they have recently been implicated in a number of human health disorders. A wide range of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders associated with high doses of neonicotinoids administered to animals have also been reported...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585036/the-fibular-nerve-injury-method-a-reliable-assay-to-identify-and-test-factors-that-repair-neuromuscular-junctions
#14
William Dalkin, Thomas Taetzsch, Gregorio Valdez
The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) undergoes deleterious structural and functional changes as a result of aging, injury and disease. Thus, it is imperative to understand the cellular and molecular changes involved in maintaining and repairing NMJs. For this purpose, we have developed a method to reliably and consistently examine regenerating NMJs in mice. This nerve injury method involves crushing the common fibular nerve as it passes over the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle tendon near the knee. Using 70 day old female mice, we demonstrate that motor axons begin to reinnervate previous postsynaptic targets within 7 days post-crush...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563924/the-dinoflagellate-toxin-20-methyl-spirolide-g-potently-blocks-skeletal-muscle-and-neuronal-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors
#15
Aurélie Couesnon, Rómulo Aráoz, Bogdan I Iorga, Evelyne Benoit, Morgane Reynaud, Denis Servent, Jordi Molgó
The cyclic imine toxin 20-methyl spirolide G (20-meSPX-G), produced by the toxigenic dinoflagellate Alexandrium ostenfeldii/Alexandrium peruvianum, has been previously reported to contaminate shellfish in various European coastal locations, as revealed by mouse toxicity bioassay. The aim of the present study was to determine its toxicological profile and its molecular target selectivity. 20-meSPX-G blocked nerve-evoked isometric contractions in isolated mouse neuromuscular preparations, while it had no action on contractions elicited by direct electrical stimulation, and reduced reversibly nerve-evoked compound muscle action potential amplitudes in anesthetized mice...
August 24, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513355/neuromuscular-recovery-is-prolonged-after-immobilization-or-superimposition-of-inflammation-with-immobilization-compared-to-inflammation-alone-data-from-a-preclinical-model
#16
Christiane G Stäuble, Marc Helming, J A Jeevendra Martyn, Manfred Blobner, Heidrun Fink
OBJECTIVES: Recovery from ICU-acquired muscle weakness extends beyond hospital stay. We hypothesized that immobilization, more than inflammation, plays a prominent role in the delayed recovery from critical illness. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled, experimental study. SETTING: Animal laboratory, university hospital. SUBJECTS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats. INTERVENTIONS: Animals were divided to have one hind limb immobilized (n = 129) or sham-immobilized (n = 129) on day -12...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501803/gene-polymorphisms-for-both-auto-antigen-and-immune-modulating-proteins-are-associated-with-the-susceptibility-of-autoimmune-myasthenia-gravis
#17
Hai-Feng Li, Yu Hong, Xu Zhang, Yanchen Xie, Geir Olve Skeie, Hong-Jun Hao, Nils Erik Gilhus, Bing Liang, Yao-Xian Yue, Xian-Jun Zhang, Xiang Gao, Qi Wang, Zhe Gao, Xiao-Jun Ding, Min Song
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an antibody-mediated autoimmune disease against antigens at the neuromuscular junction. Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the susceptibility of MG. We undertook a case-control study to explore the contribution of genes of the auto-antigen and immune-modulating proteins in the pathogenesis of MG. We enrolled 389 adult MG patients and 487 healthy controls. Eighteen SNPs were selected from genes of cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 1 (CHRNA1), autoimmune regulator (AIRE), cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4), protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 (PTPN22), and interleukin-10 (IL-10)...
August 8, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27496690/bptu-an-allosteric-antagonist-of-p2y1-receptor-blocks-nerve-mediated-inhibitory-neuromuscular-responses-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-rodents
#18
Noemí Mañé, Verónica Jiménez-Sábado, Marcel Jiménez
P2Y1 receptors mediate nerve mediated purinergic inhibitory junction potentials (IJP) and relaxations in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in a wide range of species including rodents and humans. A new P2Y1 antagonist, with a non-nucleotide structure, BPTU, has recently been described using X-ray crystallography as the first allosteric G-protein-coupled receptor antagonist located entirely outside of the helical bundle. In this study, we tested its effect on purinergic responses in the gastrointestinal tract of rodents using electrophysiological and myographic techniques...
November 2016: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421773/molecular-modeling-and-structural-analysis-of-nachr-variants-uncovers-the-mechanism-of-resistance-to-snake-toxins
#19
D Gunasekaran, J Sridhar, V Suryanarayanan, N C Manimaran, Sanjeev Kumar Singh
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are neuromuscular proteins responsible for muscle contraction upon binding with chemical stimulant acetylcholine (ACh). The α-neurotoxins of snake mimic the structure of ACh and attacks nAChRs, which block the flow of ACh and leads to numbness and paralysis. The toxin-binding site of alpha subunit in the nAChRs is highly conserved throughout chordate lineages with few exceptions in resistance organisms. In this study, we have analyzed the sequence and structures of toxin-binding/resistant nAChRs and their interaction stability with toxins through molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation (MDS)...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27411821/presynaptic-nicotinic-cholinoreceptors-modulate-velocity-of-the-action-potential-propagation-along-the-motor-nerve-endings-at-a-high-frequency-synaptic-activity
#20
I V Kovyazina, A N Tsentsevitsky, E E Nikolsky
Experiments on frog neuromuscular junctions have demonstrated that asynchrony of the acetylcholine quantal release forming the multi-quantal evoked response at high-frequency synaptic activity is caused, in particular, by a decrease in velocity of the action potential propagation along the non-myelinated nerve endings, which is mediated by activation of the α7 and α4β4 nicotinic cholinoreceptors.
May 2016: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
keyword
keyword
109290
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"