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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676177/acetylcholine-induced-ciliary-beat-of-the-human-nasal-mucosa-is-regulated-by-the-pannexin-1-channel-and-purinergic-p2x-receptor
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Ba H Do, Toyoaki Ohbuchi, Tetsuro Wakasugi, Hiroki Koizumi, Mitsuru Yokoyama, Nobusuke Hohchi, Hideaki Suzuki
Background Airway mucociliary transport is an important function for the clearance of inhaled foreign particulates in the respiratory tract. The present study aimed at investigating the regulatory mechanism of acetylcholine (Ach)-induced ciliary beat of the human nasal mucosa in ex vivo. Methods The inferior turbinate mucosa was collected from patients with chronic hypertrophic rhinitis during endoscopic surgery. The mucosa was cut into thin strips, and ciliary movement was observed under a phase-contrast light microscope with a high-speed digital video camera...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669994/mechanisms-of-atp-release-by-inflammatory-cells
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REVIEW
Michel Dosch, Joël Gerber, Fadi Jebbawi, Guido Beldi
Extracellular nucleotides (e.g., ATP, ADP, UTP, UDP) released by inflammatory cells interact with specific purinergic P2 type receptors to modulate their recruitment and activation. The focus of this review is on stimuli and mechanisms of extracellular nucleotide release and its consequences during inflammation. Necrosis leads to non-specific release of nucleotides, whereas specific release mechanisms include vesicular exocytosis and channel-mediated release via connexin or pannexin hemichannels. These release mechanisms allow stimulated inflammatory cells such as macrophages, neutrophils, and endothelial cells to fine-tune autocrine/paracrine responses during acute and chronic inflammation...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643381/pannexin-1-sustains-the-electrophysiological-responsiveness-of-retinal-ganglion-cells
#3
Galina Dvoriantchikova, Alexey Pronin, Sarah Kurtenbach, Abduqodir Toychiev, Tsung-Han Chou, Christopher W Yee, Breanne Prindeville, Junior Tayou, Vittorio Porciatti, Botir T Sagdullaev, Vladlen Z Slepak, Valery I Shestopalov
Pannexin 1 (Panx1) forms ATP-permeable membrane channels that play a key role in purinergic signaling in the nervous system in both normal and pathological conditions. In the retina, particularly high levels of Panx1 are found in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), but the normal physiological function in these cells remains unclear. In this study, we used patch clamp recordings in the intact inner retina to show that evoked currents characteristic of Panx1 channel activity were detected only in RGCs, particularly in the OFF-type cells...
April 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615922/sensory-processing-and-integration-at-the-carotid-body-tripartite-synapse-neurotransmitter-functions-and-effects-of-chronic-hypoxia
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REVIEW
Erin M Leonard, Shaima Salman, Colin A Nurse
Maintenance of homeostasis in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems depends on reflexes that are initiated at specialized peripheral chemoreceptors that sense changes in the chemical composition of arterial blood. In mammals, the bilaterally-paired carotid bodies (CBs) are the main peripheral chemoreceptor organs that are richly vascularized and are strategically located at the carotid bifurcation. The CBs contribute to the maintenance of O2 , CO2 /H+ , and glucose homeostasis and have attracted much clinical interest because hyperactivity in these organs is associated with several pathophysiological conditions including sleep apnea, obstructive lung disease, heart failure, hypertension, and diabetes...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592783/synergistic-activation-of-erk1-2-between-a-fiber-neurons-and-glial-cells-in-the-drg-contributes-to-pain-hypersensitivity-after-tissue-injury
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Shunsuke Yamakita, Yasuhiko Horii, Hitomi Takemura, Yutaka Matsuoka, Ayahiro Yamashita, Yosuke Yamaguchi, Megumi Matsuda, Teiji Sawa, Fumimasa Amaya
Background Intense nociceptive signaling arising from ongoing injury activates primary afferent nociceptive systems to generate peripheral sensitization. ERK1/2 phosphorylation in dorsal root ganglion can be used to visualize intracellular signal activity immediately after noxious stimulation. The aim of this study was to investigate spatiotemporal characteristics of ERK1/2 phosphorylation against tissue injury in the primary afferent neurons. Methods Plantar incisions were made in the hind paws of Sprague-Dawley rats (n =150)...
January 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574598/synchronized-roles-of-pannexin-and-connexin-in-nasal-mucosal-epithelia
#6
Toyoaki Ohbuchi, Hideaki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Nasal mucosal epithelial cells express connexins, the prototypical gap junction proteins, and pannexins, a new family of channel proteins homologous to the invertebrate gap junction proteins. The physiological and pathophysiological roles of these transmembrane proteins in nasal mucosa are largely still unknown. PURPOSE: Pannexins participate in ATP release into the extracellular space in various tissues, and ATP plays important roles in mucociliary clearance, especially by regulating ciliary beat activity...
March 24, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559915/circadian-atp-release-in-organotypic-cultures-of-the-rat-suprachiasmatic-nucleus-is-dependent-on-p2x7-and-p2y-receptors
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Irena Svobodova, Anirban Bhattaracharya, Milorad Ivetic, Zdenka Bendova, Hana Zemkova
The circadian rhythms in physiological and behavioral functions are driven by a pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). The rhythms continue in constant darkness and depend on cell-cell communication between neurons and glia. The SCN astrocytes generate also a circadian rhythm in extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) accumulation, but molecular mechanisms that regulate ATP release are poorly understood. Here, we tested the hypothesis that ATP is released via the plasma membrane purinergic P2X7 receptors (P2X7Rs) and P2Y receptors (P2YRs) which have been previously shown to be expressed in the SCN tissue at transcriptional level...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551976/haploinsufficient-tnap-mice-display-decreased-extracellular-atp-levels-and-expression-of-pannexin-1-channels
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Álvaro Sebastián-Serrano, Laura de Diego-García, David C Henshall, Tobías Engel, Miguel Díaz-Hernández
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare heritable metabolic bone disease caused by hypomorphic mutations in the ALPL (in human) or Akp2 (in mouse) gene, encoding the tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) enzyme. In addition to skeletal and dental malformations, severe forms of HPP are also characterized by the presence of spontaneous seizures. Initially, these seizures were attributed to an impairment of GABAergic neurotransmission caused by altered vitamin B6 metabolism. However, recent work by our group using knockout mice null for TNAP (TNAP-/-), a well-described model of infantile HPP, has revealed a deregulation of purinergic signaling contributing to the seizure phenotype...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534490/atp-release-channels
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REVIEW
Akiyuki Taruno
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has been well established as an important extracellular ligand of autocrine signaling, intercellular communication, and neurotransmission with numerous physiological and pathophysiological roles. In addition to the classical exocytosis, non-vesicular mechanisms of cellular ATP release have been demonstrated in many cell types. Although large and negatively charged ATP molecules cannot diffuse across the lipid bilayer of the plasma membrane, conductive ATP release from the cytosol into the extracellular space is possible through ATP-permeable channels...
March 11, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521602/the-role-of-glial-like-type-ii-cells-as-paracrine-modulators-of-carotid-body-chemoreception
#10
Colin A Nurse, Erin M Leonard, Shaima Salman
Mammalian carotid bodies (CB) are chemosensory organs that mediate compensatory cardiorespiratory reflexes in response to low blood PO2 (hypoxemia) and elevated CO2 /H+ (acid hypercapnia). The chemoreceptors are glomus or type I cells which occur in clusters enveloped by neighboring glial-like type II cells. During chemoexcitation type I cells depolarize, leading to Ca2+ -dependent release of several neurotransmitters, some excitatory and others inhibitory, which help shape the afferent carotid sinus nerve (CSN) discharge...
March 9, 2018: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498698/expression-of-lrrc8-vrac-currents-in-xenopus-oocytes-advantages-and-caveats
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REVIEW
Héctor Gaitán-Peñas, Michael Pusch, Raúl Estévez
Volume-regulated anion channels (VRACs) play a role in controlling cell volume by opening upon cell swelling. Apart from controlling cell volume, their function is important in many other physiological processes, such as transport of metabolites or drugs, and extracellular signal transduction. VRACs are formed by heteromers of the pannexin homologous protein LRRC8A (also named Swell1) with other LRRC8 members (B, C, D, and E). LRRC8 proteins are difficult to study, since they are expressed in all cells of our body, and the channel stoichiometry can be changed by overexpression, resulting in non-functional heteromers...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484398/pannexin-1-is-involved-in-neuronal-apoptosis-and-degeneration-in-experimental-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Linqiang Zhou, Chenglin Liu, Zhong Wang, Haitao Shen, Zunjia Wen, Dongdong Chen, Qing Sun, Gang Chen
Pannexins serve an important role in the regulation of extracellular neuronal regenerative currents and cellular signal transduction of glial cells; however, the effects of pannexins in various cerebrovascular diseases have not been reported. The present study focused on the expression and influence of pannexins in a rat model of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and confirmed that pannexins (including Pannexin‑1, Pannexin‑2 and Pannexin‑3) are expressed in rat brain tissues. However, only the expression of Pannexin‑1 was significantly increased and peaked 48 h post‑ICH...
February 21, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467654/the-p2x7-receptor-in-inflammatory-diseases-angel-or-demon
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REVIEW
Luiz E B Savio, Paola de Andrade Mello, Cleide Gonçalves da Silva, Robson Coutinho-Silva
Under physiological conditions, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is present at low levels in the extracellular milieu, being massively released by stressed or dying cells. Once outside the cells, ATP and related nucleotides/nucleoside generated by ectonucleotidases mediate a high evolutionary conserved signaling system: the purinergic signaling, which is involved in a variety of pathological conditions, including inflammatory diseases. Extracellular ATP has been considered an endogenous adjuvant that can initiate inflammation by acting as a danger signal through the activation of purinergic type 2 receptors-P2 receptors (P2Y G-protein coupled receptors and P2X ligand-gated ion channels)...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449359/pannexin-channel-inhibition-an-evolving-target-to-lower-blood-pressure
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EDITORIAL
Sabine Huke
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February 16, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439712/trovafloxacin-attenuates-neuroinflammation-and-improves-outcome-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-mice
#15
Charu Garg, Joon Ho Seo, Jayalakshmi Ramachandran, Ji Meng Loh, Frances Calderon, Jorge E Contreras
BACKGROUND: Trovafloxacin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, recently identified as an inhibitor of pannexin-1 (Panx1) channels. Panx1 channels are important conduits for the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) release from live and dying cells that enhances the inflammatory response of immune cells. Elevated extracellular levels ATP released upon injury activate purinergic pathways in inflammatory cells that promote migration, proliferation, phagocytosis, and apoptotic signals. Here, we tested whether trovafloxacin administration attenuates the neuroinflammatory response and improves outcomes after brain trauma...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423062/drug-induced-ciliogenesis-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-is-facilitated-by-the-secreted-atp-purinergic-receptor-signaling-pathway
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Niamat Ali Khan, Abhishek D Garg, Patrizia Agostinis, Johannes V Swinnen
Malignant transformation of cells is often accompanied by the loss of the primary cilium, a protruding microtubule-based sensory organelle, suggesting that it plays an "onco-suppressive" role. Therefore, restoration of the primary cilium is being explored as a new therapeutic approach to attenuate tumor growth. Recently, several commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs have been identified to induce the primary cilium in pancreatic cancer cells. The mechanisms by which these drugs re-express the cilium remain, however, enigmatic...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393654/trpv4-stimulation-releases-atp-via-pannexin-channels-in-human-pulmonary-fibroblasts
#17
Mozibur Rahman, Rui Sun, Subhendu Mukherjee, Bernd Nilius, Luke J Janssen
We previously described several ionic conductances in human pulmonary fibroblasts (HPFs), including one activated by two structurally distinct TRPV4-channel agonists: 4α-phorbol-12,13-didecanoate (4αPDD) and GSK1016790A. However, the TRPV4-activated current exhibited peculiar properties: it developed slowly over many minutes, exhibited reversal potentials that could vary by tens of millivolts even within a given cell, and was not easily reversed by subsequent addition of two distinct TRPV4-selective blockers (RN-1734 or HC-067047)...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392898/the-role-of-atp-signalling-in-response-to-mechanical-stimulation-studied-in-t24-cells-using-new-microphysiological-tools
#18
Na N Guan, Nimish Sharma, Katarina Hallén-Grufman, Edwin W H Jager, Karl Svennersten
The capacity to store urine and initiate voiding is a valued characteristic of the human urinary bladder. To maintain this feature, it is necessary that the bladder can sense when it is full and when it is time to void. The bladder has a specialized epithelium called urothelium that is believed to be important for its sensory function. It has been suggested that autocrine ATP signalling contributes to this sensory function of the urothelium. There is well-established evidence that ATP is released via vesicular exocytosis as well as by pannexin hemichannels upon mechanical stimulation...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357945/human-stem-cells-express-pannexins
#19
Nadine Hainz, Anja Beckmann, Madline Schubert, Alexandra Haase, Ulrich Martin, Thomas Tschernig, Carola Meier
OBJECTIVE: Pannexins are channel proteins important for the release of calcium and adenosine triphosphate, which are among other functions involved in early development. Here, the expression of pannexins was investigated in induced pluripotent stem cells derived from human cord blood endothelial cells (hCBiPS2), in hematopoietic stem cell-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (HSC_F1285_T-iPS2) and in human embryonic stem cells (HES-3). The expression of pannexin (Panx) 1-3 mRNAs was analyzed in all three undifferentiated stem cell lines...
January 22, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306934/gliotransmitters-and-cytokines-in-the-control-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
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REVIEW
Elena D Osipova, Oxana V Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya, Andrey V Morgun, Natalia V Pisareva, Natalia A Malinovskaya, Elizaveta B Boitsova, Elena A Pozhilenkova, Olga A Belova, Vladimir V Salmin, Tatiana E Taranushenko, Mami Noda, Alla B Salmina
The contribution of astrocytes and microglia to the regulation of neuroplasticity or neurovascular unit (NVU) is based on the coordinated secretion of gliotransmitters and cytokines and the release and uptake of metabolites. Blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity and angiogenesis are influenced by perivascular cells contacting with the abluminal side of brain microvessel endothelial cells (pericytes, astrocytes) or by immune cells existing (microglia) or invading the NVU (macrophages) under pathologic conditions...
January 8, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
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