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Laura de Diego-García, Mercedes Ramírez-Escudero, Álvaro Sebastián-Serrano, Juan Ignacio Diaz-Hernández, Jesús Pintor Just, José J Lucas, Miguel Díaz-Hernández
The Ubiquitin-Proteasome System (UPS) is essential for the regulation of the cellular proteostasis. Indeed, it has been postulated that an UPS dysregulation is the common mechanism that underlies several neurological disorders. Considering that extracellular nucleotides, through their selective P2Y2 receptor (P2Y2R), play a neuroprotective role in various neurological disorders that course with an UPS impairment, we wonder if this neuroprotective capacity resulted from their ability to modulate the UPS. Using a cellular model expressing two different UPS reporters, we found that the stimulation of P2Y2R by its selective agonist Up4U induced a significant reduction of UPS reporter levels...
October 18, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Muhammad Rafehi, Joachim C Burbiel, Isaac Y Attah, Aliaa Abdelrahman, Christa E Müller
The Gq protein-coupled, ATP- and UTP-activated P2Y2 receptor is a potential drug target for a range of different disorders, including tumor metastasis, inflammation, atherosclerosis, kidney disorders, and osteoporosis, but pharmacological studies are impeded by the limited availability of suitable antagonists. One of the most potent and selective antagonists is the thiouracil derivative AR-C118925. However, this compound was until recently not commercially available and little is known about its properties...
October 20, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
David Reigada, Rosa María Navarro-Ruiz, Marcos Javier Caballero-López, Ángela Del Águila, Teresa Muñoz-Galdeano, Rodrigo M Maza, Manuel Nieto-Díaz
Reducing cell death during the secondary injury is a major priority in the development of a cure for traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). One of the earliest processes that follow SCI is the excitotoxicity resulting from the massive release of excitotoxicity mediators, including ATP, which induce an excessive and/or prolonged activation of their receptors and a deregulation of the calcium homeostasis. Diadenosine tetraphosphate (Ap4A) is an endogenous purinergic agonist, present in both extracellular and intracellular fluids, with promising cytoprotective effects in different diseases including neurodegenerative processes...
October 19, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
Mariana Certal, Adriana Vinhas, Aurora Barros-Barbosa, Fátima Ferreirinha, Maria Adelina Costa, Paulo Correia-de-Sá
Nucleotides released during heart injury affect myocardium electrophysiology and remodelling through P2 purinoceptors activation in cardiac myofibroblasts. ATP and UTP endorse [Ca(2) +]i accumulation and growth of DDR-2/a-SMA-expressing myofibroblasts from adult rat ventricles via P2Y4 and P2Y2 receptors activation, respectively. Ventricular myofibroblasts also express ADP-sensitive P2Yi, P2Yi2 and P2Yi3 receptors as demonstrated by immunofluorescence confocal microscopy and western blot analysis, but little information exists on ADP effects in these cells...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Yuksel Agca, Shaomin Qian, Cansu Agca, Cheikh I Seye
OBJECTIVES: Extracellular nucleotide release at the site of arterial injury mediates the proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells. Our aim was to investigate the role of the P2Y2 nucleotide receptor (P2Y2R) in neointimal hyperplasia. Approach and Results: Vascular injury was induced by the implantation of a polyethylene cuff around the femoral artery in wild-type and P2Y2R-deficient mice (P2Y2R-/-). Electron microscopy was used to analyze monocyte and lymphocyte influx to the intima 36 h after injury...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
Yumei Luo, Cheng Feng, Jing Wu, Yongxing Wu, Dong Liu, Jie Wu, Fei Dai, Jun Zhang
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October 5, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
B M Lee, H Jo, G Park, Y H Kim, C K Park, S J Jung, G Chung, S B Oh
Odontoblasts form dentin at the outermost surface of tooth pulp. An increasing level of evidence in recent years, along with their locational advantage, implicates odontoblasts as a secondary role as sensory or immune cells. Extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a well-characterized signaling molecule in the neuronal and immune systems, and its potential involvement in interodontoblast communications was recently demonstrated. In an effort to elaborate the ATP-mediated signaling pathway in odontoblasts, the current study performed single-cell reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunofluorescent detection to investigate the expression of ATP receptors related to calcium signal in odontoblasts from incisal teeth of 8- to 10-wk-old rats, and demonstrated an in vitro response to ATP application via calcium imaging experiments...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
Yutaka Shishikura, Akira Koarai, Hiroyuki Aizawa, Mutsuo Yamaya, Hisatoshi Sugiura, Mika Watanabe, Yuichiro Hashimoto, Tadahisa Numakura, Tomonori Makiguti, Kyoko Abe, Mituhiro Yamada, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Yoshinori Okada, Masakazu Ichinose
BACKGROUND: In response to tissue damage or inflammation, adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP) is released into the extracellular compartment and has been demonstrated to augment inflammation via purinergic P2 receptors (P2Rs). Recently, ATP has been shown to be increased in the airways of COPD patients. In the present study, we examined the possible involvement of extracellular ATP in airway mucus hypersecretion during viral-induced COPD exacerbations. METHODS: The involvement of extracellular ATP in the release of a major airway mucin, MUC5AC, and its signal pathway was examined after stimulation with polyinosine-polycytidylic acid [poly(I:C)], a synthetic analog of dsRNA to mimic viral infection, and rhinovirus (RV) infection in NCI-H292 cells and differentiated airway epithelial cells from COPD patients...
September 27, 2016: Respiratory Research
Ramasri Sathanoori, Paulina Bryl-Gorecka, Christa E Müller, Laurie Erb, Gary A Weisman, Björn Olde, David Erlinge
Endothelial cells release ATP in response to fluid shear stress, which activates purinergic (P2) receptor-mediated signaling molecules including endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS), a regulator of vascular tone. While P2 receptor-mediated signaling in the vasculature is well studied, the role of P2Y2 receptors in shear stress-associated endothelial cell alignment, cytoskeletal alterations, and wound repair remains ill defined. To address these aspects, human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) monolayers were cultured on gelatin-coated dishes and subjected to a shear stress of 1 Pa...
September 20, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
Martin S Minns, Vickery Trinkaus-Randall
Nucleotide release and purinergic signaling make up the earliest response to corneal injury and are vital for proper wound healing. In this study, we review the importance of nucleotide release in the injury response and focus on the contribution of 2 receptors that mediate purinergic signaling, P2Y2 and P2X7. These receptors mediate the early response to injury and activate downstream signaling to promote cytoskeletal rearrangement and cell migration. The contribution of corneal nerves to the purinergic injury response is also discussed...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Kenneth A Jacobson, Mortimer M Civan
Agonists and antagonists of various subtypes of G protein coupled adenosine receptors (ARs), P2Y receptors (P2YRs), and ATP-gated P2X receptor ion channels (P2XRs) are under consideration as agents for the treatment of ocular diseases, including glaucoma and dry eye. Numerous nucleoside and nonnucleoside modulators of the receptors are available as research tools and potential therapeutic molecules. Three of the 4 subtypes of ARs have been exploited with clinical candidate molecules for treatment of the eye: A1, A2A, and A3...
October 2016: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Wendy R Kam, Yang Liu, Juan Ding, David A Sullivan
PURPOSE: Researchers have hypothesized that treatment with cyclosporine A (CyA), interleukin-1 receptor antagonists (IL-1RA; e.g., anakinra), P2Y2 receptor agonists (e.g., uridine triphosphate; UTP), and rebamipide may alleviate human meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and/or dry eye disease. Investigators have also proposed that prostaglandin analogues (e.g., bimatoprost) may induce MGD. Our goal was to determine whether these compounds directly influence human meibomian gland epithelial cell (HMGEC) function...
August 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Tixieanna Dissmore, Cheikh I Seye, Denis M Medeiros, Gary A Weisman, Barry Bardford, Laman Mamedova
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The internalization of aggregated low-density lipoproteins (agLDL) mediated by low-density lipoprotein receptor related protein (LRP1) may involve the actin cytoskeleton in ways that differ from the endocytosis of soluble LDL by the LDL receptor (LDLR). This study aims to define novel mechanisms of agLDL uptake through modulation of the actin cytoskeleton, to identify molecular targets involved in foam cell formation in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). The critical observation that formed the basis for these studies is that under pathophysiological conditions, nucleotide release from blood-derived and vascular cells activates SMC P2Y2 receptors (P2Y2Rs) leading to rearrangement of the actin cytoskeleton and cell motility...
September 2016: Atherosclerosis
Derek C Molliver, Kristofer K Rau, Michael P Jankowski, Deepak J Soneji, Kyle M Baumbauer, H Richard Koerber
P2Y2 is a member of the P2Y family of G protein-coupled nucleotide receptors that is widely co-expressed with TRPV1 in peripheral sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglia. To characterize P2Y2 function in cutaneous afferents, intracellular recordings from mouse sensory neurons were made using an ex vivo preparation in which hindlimb skin, saphenous nerve, dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord are dissected intact. The peripheral response properties of individual cutaneous C-fibers were analyzed using digitally controlled mechanical and thermal stimuli in male P2Y2(+/+) and P2Y2(-/-) mice...
September 22, 2016: Neuroscience
Antonio Carlos Ribeiro-Filho, Marcus Vinicius Buri, Carlos Castilho Barros, Juliana Luporini Dreyfuss, Helena Bonciani Nader, Giselle Zenker Justo, Rogério Bastos Craveiro, João Bosco Pesquero, Antonio Miranda, Alice Teixeira Ferreira, Edgar Julian Paredes-Gamero
BACKGROUND: All hematopoietic cells express P2 receptors, however pharmacological characteristics such as expression and affinity in granulocytes are unknown. METHODS: Pharmacological characteristics of P2 receptors were evaluated by Ca(2+) measurements using Fura-2 fluorophore. P2 receptors expression were analyzed by flow cytometry and RT-PCR. P2 interaction were shown by coimmunoprecipitation, western blotting and FRET. RESULTS: Granulocytes were responsive to P2Y agonists, whereas P2X agonists were ineffective...
2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
Shaomin Qian, April Hoggatt, Yava L Jones-Hall, Carl F Ware, Paul Herring, Cheikh I Seye
BACKGROUND: Lymphotoxin alpha (LTα) is expressed in human atherosclerotic lesions and genetic variations in the LTα pathway have been linked to myocardial infarction. Activation of the P2Y2 nucleotide receptor (P2Y2R) regulates the production of LTα. in vitro. We aimed to uncover a potential pathway linking purinergic receptor to LTα-mediated inflammatory processes pivotal to the early stages of atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E (ApoE(-)(/)(-)) deficient mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: En face immunostaining revealed that P2Y2R and VCAM-1 are preferentially expressed in the atherosclerosis prone site of the mouse aortic sinus...
October 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
Peter Stachon, Serjosha Geis, Alexander Peikert, Adrian Heidenreich, Nathaly Anto Michel, Fatih Ünal, Natalie Hoppe, Bianca Dufner, Lisa Schulte, Timoteo Marchini, Sanja Cicko, Korcan Ayata, Andreas Zech, Dennis Wolf, Ingo Hilgendorf, Florian Willecke, Jochen Reinöhl, Constantin von Zur Mühlen, Christoph Bode, Marco Idzko, Andreas Zirlik
OBJECTIVE: A solid body of evidence supports a role of extracellular ATP and its P2 receptors in innate and adaptive immunity. It promotes inflammation as a danger signal in various chronic inflammatory diseases. Thus, we hypothesize contribution of extracellular ATP and its receptor P2Y2 in vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Extracellular ATP induced leukocyte rolling, adhesion, and migration in vivo as assessed by intravital microscopy and in sterile peritonitis...
August 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Yumei Luo, Cheng Feng, Jing Wu, Yongxing Wu, Dong Liu, Jie Wu, Fei Dai, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that P2Y1 and P2Y2 receptors, which are widely distributed in the enteric nervous system, are related to pain, while TRPV1 may contribute to visceral pain and hypersensitivity states in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Other studies showed that ATP activates the capsaicin-sensitive TRPV1 channel via P2Y receptors. AIM: To detect the expression of P2Y1, P2Y2, and TRPV1 receptors in diarrhea-predominant IBS (IBS-D) patients and analyze any correlations with abdominal pain and to investigate interactions between P2Y receptors and the TRPV1 receptor in IBS-D patients...
October 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Eman Y Gohar, Joshua S Speed, Malgorzata Kasztan, Chunhua Jin, David M Pollock
Renal endothelin-1 (ET-1) and purinergic signaling systems regulate Na(+) reabsorption in the renal medulla. A link between the renal ET-1 and purinergic systems was demonstrated in vitro, however, the in vivo interaction between these systems has not been defined. To test whether renal medullary activation of purinergic (P2) receptors promotes ET-dependent natriuresis, we determined the effect of increased medullary NaCl loading on Na(+) excretion and inner medullary ET-1 mRNA expression in anesthetized adult male Sprague-Dawley rats in the presence and absence of purinergic receptor antagonism...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Drielen de Oliveira Moreira, Humberto Santo Neto, Maria Julia Marques
INTRODUCTION: In Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and in the mdx mouse model of DMD, the lack of dystrophin leads to increased calcium influx and muscle necrosis. Patients suffer progressive muscle loss, and cardiomyopathy is an important determinant of morbidity. P2 purinergic receptors participate in the increased calcium levels in dystrophic skeletal muscles. In this study, we evaluated whether P2 receptors are involved in cardiomyopathy in mdx mice at later stages of the disease...
May 24, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
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