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Moritz Flick, Martin Albrecht, Gezina T M L Oei, Renske Steenstra, Raphaela P Kerindongo, Coert J Zuurbier, Hemal H Patel, Markus W Hollmann, Benedikt Preckel, Nina C Weber
Caveolae, lipid enriched invaginations of the plasma membrane, are epicentres of cellular signal transduction. The structural proteins of caveolae, caveolins, regulate effector pathways in anaesthetic-induced cardioprotection, including the RISK pathway. Helium (He) postconditioning (HePoc) is known to mimic anaesthetic conditioning and to prevent damage from myocardial infarction. We hypothesize that HePoc regulates caveolin-1 and caveolin-3 (Cav-1 and Cav-3) expression in the rat heart and activates the RISK pathway...
October 11, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Xiu-Zhen Li, Lin Lv, Xu Zhang, Kenneth Yongabi Anchang, Auwalu Yusuf Abdullahi, Liqing Tu, Xiaohu Wang, Lijun Xia, Xiu-Xiang Zhang, Weili Feng, Chunxia Lu, Shoujun Li, Zi-Guo Yuan
We previously demonstrated that the survival time of BALB/c mice challenged with Toxoplasma gondii RH strain was prolonged by immunising the mice with a eukaryotic vector expressing the protein ROP16 of T. gondii. Building upon previous findings, we are exploring improved vaccination strategies to enhance protection. In this work, a novel recombinant canine adenovirus type 2 expressing ROP16 (CAV-2-ROP16) of T. gondii was constructed and identified to express ROP16 in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells (MDCK) cells by western blot (WB) and indirect immunofluorescence (IFA) assays...
October 11, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Wating Su, Yuan Zhang, Qiongxia Zhang, Jinjin Xu, Liying Zhan, Qiqi Zhu, Qingquan Lian, Huimin Liu, Zhong-Yuan Xia, Zhengyuan Xia, Shaoqing Lei
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes are prone to develop cardiac hypertrophy and more susceptible to myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, which are concomitant with hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress and impaired endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS)/NO signaling. Caveolae are critical in the transduction of eNOS/NO signaling in cardiovascular system. Caveolin (Cav)-3, the cardiomyocytes-specific caveolae structural protein, is decreased in the diabetic heart in which production of reactive oxygen species are increased...
October 12, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Daliang Yan, Xiaojuan Liu, Lu Hua, Kunpeng Wu, Xilin Sha, Jianhua Zhao, Chen Yang, Chao Zhang, Jiahai Shi, Xiang Wu
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) was the leading cause of late death in heart transplantation recipients. Matrix metalloproteinase-14 (MMP-14), as a member of the MMPs family, has been reported to play a vital role in coronary vascular lesions of allotransplanted hearts. However, concrete mechanism is still unclear. Herein, we showed that the expression of MMP-14 was different between isografts and allografts. Interestingly, we found MMP-14 could interact with CD44 in allografts. Cluster of differentiation 44 (CD44), as a cell adhesion receptor and is involved in cell migration, caused our interest in MMP-14/CD44 complex in allografts...
September 25, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
Le Li, Guang-Quan Zhang, Hua Chen, Zhong-Jie Zhao, Hong-Ze Chen, Huan Liu, Gang Wang, Yue-Hui Jia, Shang-Ha Pan, Rui Kong, Yong-Wei Wang, Bei Sun
Long intergenic non-protein coding RNA, p53 induced transcript (Linc-pint) is a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) that regulates tumor cell viability and proliferation. We used qRT-PCR and RNA FISH analysis to evaluate Linc-pint levels in the plasma and tumor tissues of pancreatic cancer (PCa) patients. Our data demonstrate that Linc-pint expression is lower in plasma samples from PCa patients than from healthy individuals, and indicate that plasma Linc-pint levels are more sensitive than CA19-9 for detecting PCa...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
Kang-Ho Choi, Hyung-Seok Kim, Man-Seok Park, Eun-Bin Lee, Jung-Kil Lee, Joon-Tae Kim, Ja-Hae Kim, Min-Cheol Lee, Hong-Joon Lee, Ki-Hyun Cho
Cerebral edema from the disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) after cerebral ischemia is a major cause of morbidity and mortality as well as a common event in patients with stroke. Caveolins (Cavs) are thought to regulate BBB functions. Here, we report for the first time that Cav-1 overexpression (OE) decreased brain edema from BBB disruption following ischemic insult. Edema volumes and Cav-1 expression levels were measured following photothrombosis and middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Endothelial cells that were transduced with a Cav-1 lentiviral expression vector were transplanted into rats...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Sukanya Lodh, Junji Yano, Megan S Valentine, Judith L Van Houten
Paramecium cells swim by beating their cilia, and make turns by transiently reversing their power stroke. Reversal is caused by Ca(2+) entering the cilium through voltage-gated Ca(2+) (CaV) channels that are found exclusively in the cilia. As ciliary Ca(2+) levels return to normal, the cell pivots and swims forward in a new direction. Thus, the activation of the CaV channels causes cells to make a turn in their swimming paths. For 45 years, the physiological characteristics of the Paramecium ciliary CaV channels have been known, but the proteins were not identified until recently, when the P...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Experimental Biology
Adam Kassan, Uyen Pham, Quynhmy Nguyen, Melissa E Reichelt, Eunbyul Cho, Piyush M Patel, David M Roth, Brian P Head, Hemal H Patel
Autophagy is a dynamic recycling process responsible for the breakdown of misfolded proteins and damaged organelles, providing nutrients and energy for cellular renovation and homeostasis. Loss of autophagy is associated with cardiovascular diseases. Caveolin-3 (Cav-3), a muscle-specific isoform, is a structural protein within caveolae and is critical to stress adaptation in the heart. Whether Cav-3 plays a role in regulating autophagy to modulate cardiac stress responses remains unknown. In the present study, we used HL-1 cells, a cardiac muscle cell line, with stable Cav-3 knockdown (Cav-3 KD) and Cav-3 over-expression (Cav-3 OE) to study the impact of Cav-3 in regulation of autophagy...
October 5, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Jing Zhang, Kundong Zhang, Lisheng Zhou, Weidong Wu, Tao Jiang, Jun Cao, Kejian Huang, Zhengjun Qiu, Chen Huang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and functions of Forkhead box protein M1 (FoxM1), Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) and E-cadherin in colorectal cancer (CRC), and to determine the correlations among these proteins in CRC development and progression. The protein expression of FoxM1, Cav-1 and E-cadherin was identified using a human CRC and normal tissue microarray. A standard immunohistochemistry assay was performed employing anti-FoxM1, anti-Cav-1 and anti-E-cadherin antibodies. The clinicopathological significance of FoxM1, Cav-1 and E-cadherin in CRC was determined, and correlations were investigated between FoxM1 and Cav-1, FoxM1 and E-cadherin, Cav-1 and E-cadherin, respectively...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Dulce María Figueroa-Castro, Guadalupe González-Tochihuitl, Sombra Patricia Rivas-Arancibia, Gabriela Castaño-Meneses
We describe the spatial variation in the structure and composition of the communities of insects visiting the inflorescences of Flaveria ramosissima Klatt, Florestina pedata (Cav.) Cass., and Parthenium bipinnatifidum (Ort.) Rollins (Asteraceae) in a xeric environment in Central Mexico. Inflorescences of the three Asteraceae were visited by a total of 96 species of Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, and Hemiptera. Total species richness of floral visitors to the three Asteraceae and total abundance of insects of Fl...
September 30, 2016: Environmental Entomology
Aleksandra Piechota-Polanczyk, Marta Zielińska, Damian Piekielny, Jakub Fichna
AIM: This study was undertaken to verify if two-weeks treatment of lipoic acid (LA) influence colon damage and pro-inflammatory cytokine synthesis during DSS-induced acute colitis. Moreover, as LA has anti-oxidative properties, we analyzed its influence on the level of antioxidative enzymes, HO-1 and eNOS, and their regulator- caveolin-1. METHODS: LA was administrated to male C57/BALBc mice at a dose of 25 or 50mg/kg/day (i.p.) for 21days. Acute colitis was induced by administration of 4% DSS (w/v) in drinking water for 5days, followed by 2days of normal drinking water...
September 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Rene Baudrand, Nidhi Gupta, Amanda E Garza, Anand Vaidya, Jane A Leopold, Paul N Hopkins, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Claudio Ferri, Jose R Romero, Jonathan Williams, Joseph Loscalzo, Gail K Adler, Gordon H Williams, Luminita H Pojoga
BACKGROUND: Overactivation of the aldosterone and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) pathway is associated with hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia. Caveolin 1 (cav-1) is involved in glucose/lipid homeostasis and may modulate MR signaling. We investigated the interplay between cav-1 and aldosterone signaling in modulating insulin resistance and dyslipidemia in cav-1-null mice and humans with a prevalent variant in the CAV1 gene. METHODS AND RESULTS: In mouse studies, cav-1 knockout mice exhibited higher levels of homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance, cholesterol, and resistin and lower ratios of high- to low-density lipoprotein (all P<0...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
M Katharina Grauel, Marta Maglione, Suneel Reddy-Alla, Claudia G Willmes, Marisa M Brockmann, Thorsten Trimbuch, Tanja Rosenmund, Maria Pangalos, Gülçin Vardar, Alexander Stumpf, Alexander M Walter, Benjamin R Rost, Britta J Eickholt, Volker Haucke, Dietmar Schmitz, Stephan J Sigrist, Christian Rosenmund
The tight spatial coupling of synaptic vesicles and voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (CaVs) ensures efficient action potential-triggered neurotransmitter release from presynaptic active zones (AZs). Rab-interacting molecule-binding proteins (RIM-BPs) interact with Ca(2+) channels and via RIM with other components of the release machinery. Although human RIM-BPs have been implicated in autism spectrum disorders, little is known about the role of mammalian RIM-BPs in synaptic transmission. We investigated RIM-BP2-deficient murine hippocampal neurons in cultures and slices...
October 11, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Joshua L Chan, Jon A Kobashigawa, Heidi J Reich, Danny Ramzy, Maria M Thottam, Zhe Yu, Tamar L Aintablian, Frank Liou, Jignesh K Patel, Michelle M Kittleson, Lawrence S Czer, Alfredo Trento, Fardad Esmailian
BACKGROUND: The Organ Care System, an ex-vivo heart perfusion platform, represents an alternative to the current standard of cold organ storage that sustains the donor heart in a near-physiologic state. It is unknown whether using the Organ Care System influences 2-year outcomes after heart transplantation. We reviewed our institutional experience to compare 2-year outcomes for patients randomized to the Organ Care System or standard cold storage. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2013, heart transplant candidates from a single tertiary-care medical center enrolled within the PROCEED II trial were randomized to either standard cold storage or the Organ Care System...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Flora Gilde, Laure Fourel, Raphael Guillot, Isabelle Pignot-Paintrand, Takaharu Okada, Vincent Fitzpatrick, Thomas Boudou, Corinne Albiges-Rizo, Catherine Picart
: Surface coatings delivering BMP are a promising approach to render biomaterials osteoinductive. In contrast to soluble BMPs which can interact with their receptors at the dorsal side of the cell, BMPs presented as an insoluble cue physically bound to a biomimetic matrix, called here matrix-bound (bBMP-2), are presented to cells by their ventral side. To date, BMP-2 internalization and signaling studies in cell biology have always been performed by adding soluble (sBMP-2) to cells adhered on cell culture plates or glass slides, which will be considered here as a "reference" condition...
September 12, 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
Shalini Gross, Kavi Devraj, Yuxi Feng, Jadranka Macas, Stefan Liebner, Thomas Wieland
Nucleoside diphosphate kinase B (NDPK-B) is an enzyme required for nucleoside triphosphate homeostasis, which has been shown to interact with caveolin-1 (Cav-1). In endothelial cells (ECs), NDPK-B contributes to the regulation of angiogenesis and adherens junction (AJ) integrity. We therefore investigated whether an interaction of NDPK-B with Cav-1 in ECs is required for this regulation and the involvement of VEGF signaling herein. We report that simultaneous depletion of NDPK-B/Cav-1 in HUVECs synergistically impaired sprouting angiogenesis...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Patrizia Pedrotti, Claudia Vittori, Rita Facchetti, Stefano Pedretti, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Angela Milazzo, Maria Frigerio, Manlio Cipriani, Cristina Giannattasio, Alberto Roghi, Ornella Rimoldi
AIMS: The aim of the present study was to assess the association of the presence and amount of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) at cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) with cardiovascular adverse events in patients with orthotopic heart transplantation (HTx). METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 48 patients (mean age, 54.7 ± 14.6 years; 37 men) at various stages after HTx. All patients underwent standard CMR at 1.5 T, to characterize both cardiac anatomy and LGE. Late gadolinium enhancement was detected in 26 patients (54%)...
September 13, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Jing-Ying Pan, Shijin Yuan, Tao Yu, Cong-Lin Su, Xiao-Long Liu, Jun He, He Li
Huntingtin associated protein 1 (Hap1) was originally identified as a protein that binds to the Huntington disease protein, huntingtin. Growing evidence has shown that Hap1 participates in intracellular trafficking via its association with various microtubule- dependent transporters and organelles. Recent studies also revealed that Hap1 is involved in exocytosis such as insulin release from pancreatic beta cells.However, the mechanism underlying the action of Hap1 on insulin release remains to be investigated...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Xiaojuan Liu, Daliang Yan, Yangcheng Li, Xilin Sha, Kunpeng Wu, Jianhua Zhao, Chen Yang, Chao Zhang, Jiahai Shi, Xiang Wu
BACKGROUND: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) decreases the long-term survival of heart transplantation recipients. Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) apoptosis is an important pathological feature of CAV. Erythroblast transformation-specific 2 (Ets-2), as a transcription factor, participates in cell apoptosis and plays an important role in organ transplantation. METHODS: Hearts from Wistar-Furth (WF:RT1u) rats were heterotopically transplanted into Lewis (Lew:RT1(l)) rats without immunosuppression...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Nina Sun, Xiaofang Wei, Jingluan Wang, Zhaozhong Cheng, Weihong Sun
The imbalance of Th17/Treg cells plays an important role in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) has been regarded as a potential critical regulatory protein in pathological mechanisms of chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases. Therefore, we investigated whether the loss of Cav-1 is involved in the homeostasis of Th17/Treg cells in COPD. We examined the expressions of plasma Cav-1 and circulating Th17, Treg cells, and the related cytokines in patients with COPD...
September 9, 2016: Inflammation
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