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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527364/effect-of-extended-aging-on-calpain-1-and-2-activity-in-beef-longissimus-lumborum-and-semimembranosus-muscles
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M J Colle, M E Doumit
Our objectives were to (Exp. 1) determine the effect of postmortem aging (2, 3, 4, 14, 28, and 42days) on calpain-1 and -2 activity in beef longissimus lumborum (LL) and semimembranosus (SM) steaks and (Exp. 2) determine the effect of postmortem aging for two extended periods (63 and 84days) on calpain-2 activity of beef SM steaks. Calpain-1 was not active in either muscle following 14days of aging. Native calpain-2 activity decreased (P<0.001) with longer aging periods for both the LL and SM in Exp. 1 and for the SM in Exp...
May 12, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526746/region-specific-proteolysis-differentially-regulates-type-1-inositol-1-4-5-trisphosphate-receptor-activity
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Liwei Wang, Larry E Wagner, Kamil J Alzayady, David I Yule
The inositol 1,4,5 trisphosphate receptor (IP3R) is an intracellular Ca2+ release channel expressed predominately on the membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum. IP3R1 can be cleaved by caspase or calpain into at least two receptor fragments. However, the functional consequences of receptor fragmentation are poorly understood. Our previous work has demonstrated that IP3R1 channels, formed following either enzymatic fragmentation or expression of the corresponding complementary polypeptide chains, retain tetrameric architecture and are still activated by IP3 binding, despite the loss of peptide continuity...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525658/genotyping-of-snps-associated-with-meat-tenderness-comparison-of-two-pcr-based-methods
#3
L E López-Rojas, L Patiño-Cadavid, A López-Herrera, J J Echeverri-Zuluaga
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) carried in calpain (CAPN1), calpastatin (CAST), and leptin (LEP) genes are associated with meat tenderness. Due to the economic importance of this meat quality attribute, the development of fast, reliable, and affordable methods to identify bovine carriers of favorable alleles is of great importance for genetic improvement. Currently, PCR-RFLP is accepted as the standard gold method for genotyping SNPs associated with meat tenderness. But these SNPs can be detected by other techniques as high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis - a post-PCR method - that offers several advantages and has great application potential in the meat industry...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521486/fibronectin-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells-via-activation-of-calpain
#4
Cheng-Lin Li, Dan Yang, Xin Cao, Fan Wang, Duan-Yang Hong, Jing Wang, Xiang-Chun Shen, Yan Chen
Fibronectin (FN) is a primary component of the mammary mesenchymal compartment and undergoes dramatic changes during breast cancer development. Increased FN expression is associated with an invasive and metastatic breast cancer phenotype. The present study demonstrated that FN causes an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like morphological change in MCF-7 breast cancer cells. FN stimulation caused the downregulation of epithelial markers E-cadherin and tight junction protein ZO-1, and the upregulation of mesenchymal markers N-cadherin and vimentin...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512118/epstein-barr-virus-encoded-lmp2a-stimulates-migration-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-via-egfr-ca-2-calpain-itg%C3%AE-4-axis
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Jiezhen Liang, Shixing Zheng, Xue Xiao, Jiazhang Wei, Zhe Zhang, Ingemar Ernberg, Liudmila Matskova, Guangwu Huang, Xiaoying Zhou
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-encoded latent membrane protein 2A (LMP2A) promotes the motility of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells. Previously, we have shown that the localization of integrin β4 (ITGβ4) was regulated by LMP2A, with ITGβ4 concentrated at the cellular protrusions in LMP2A expressing NPC cells. In the present study, we aim to further investigate mechanisms involved in this process and its contribution to cell motility. We show that expression of LMP2A was correlated with increased EGFR activation, elevated levels of intracellular Ca(2+), calpain activation and accelerated cleavage of ITGβ4...
May 16, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508547/functional-phosphatome-requirement-for-protein-homeostasis-networked-mitochondria-and-sarcomere-structure-in-c-%C3%A2-elegans-muscle
#6
Susann Lehmann, Joseph J Bass, Thomas F Barratt, Mohammed Z Ali, Nathaniel J Szewczyk
BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle is central to locomotion and metabolic homeostasis. The laboratory worm Caenorhabditis elegans has been developed into a genomic model for assessing the genes and signals that regulate muscle development and protein degradation. Past work has identified a receptor tyrosine kinase signalling network that combinatorially controls autophagy, nerve signal to muscle to oppose proteasome-based degradation, and extracellular matrix-based signals that control calpain and caspase activation...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508371/efficient-and-accurate-algorithm-for-cleaved-fragments-prediction-cfpa-in-protein-sequences-dataset-based-on-consensus-and-its-variants-a-novel-degradomics-prediction-application
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Atlal El-Assaad, Zaher Dawy, Georges Nemer, Hazem Hajj, Firas H Kobeissy
Degradomics is a novel discipline that involves determination of the proteases/substrate fragmentation profile, called the substrate degradome, and has been recently applied in different disciplines. A major application of degradomics is its utility in the field of biomarkers where the breakdown products (BDPs) of different protease have been investigated. Among the major proteases assessed, calpain and caspase proteases have been associated with the execution phases of the pro-apoptotic and pro-necrotic cell death, generating caspase/calpain-specific cleaved fragments...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508358/degradomics-in-neurotrauma-profiling-traumatic-brain-injury
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Hadi Abou-El-Hassan, Fares Sukhon, Edwyn Jeremy Assaf, Hisham Bahmad, Hussein Abou-Abbass, Hussam Jourdi, Firas H Kobeissy
Degradomics has recently emerged as a subdiscipline in the omics era with a focus on characterizing signature breakdown products implicated in various disease processes. Driven by promising experimental findings in cancer, neuroscience, and metabolomic disorders, degradomics has significantly promoted the notion of disease-specific "degradome." A degradome arises from the activation of several proteases that target specific substrates and generate signature protein fragments. Several proteases such as calpains, caspases, cathepsins, and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases that disturb the physiologic balance between protein synthesis and protein degradation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499850/skeletal-muscle-protease-activities-in-the-early-growth-and-development-of-wild-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-l
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Liudmila A Lysenko, Nadezda P Kantserova, Elena I Kaivarainen, Marina Yu Krupnova, Nina N Nemova
Growth-related dynamics of intracellular protease activities in four year classes of the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L. 1758) parr and smolts inhabiting salmon rivers of northwestern Russia (the White Sea basin) were studied. Cathepsin B, cathepsin D, proteasome, and calpain activities in the skeletal muscles of salmon were assessed to investigate their relative contribution to the total protein degradation as well as to young fish growth process. It was confirmed that calpain activity dominate in salmon muscles while proteasome plays a minor role, in contrast to terrestrial vertebrates...
May 9, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498452/calpain-and-ar-v7-two-potential-therapeutic-targets-to-overcome-acquired-docetaxel-resistance-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells
#10
Lei Liu, Ning Lou, Xiang Li, Guanghua Xu, Hailong Ruan, Wen Xiao, Bin Qiu, Lin Bao, Changfei Yuan, Xinmian Huang, Keshan Wang, Qi Cao, Ke Chen, Hongmei Yang, Xiaoping Zhang
Docetaxel-based chemotherapy has been widely used as the first-line treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients. However, the mechanisms of docetaxel-resistance remain unclear. In the present study with the establishment of 2 in vitro models of docetaxel-resistant CRPC cell sublines, we firstly reported that activation of calpain may play a promotional role in the resistance of docetaxel in prostate cancer, meanwhile using the calpain inhibitor combined with docetaxel improved the efficiency of docetaxel in docetaxel-resistant cell sublines...
May 4, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496137/tumor-suppressor-menin-is-required-for-subunit-specific-nachr-%C3%AE-5-transcription-and-nachr-dependent-presynaptic-facilitation-in-cultured-mouse-hippocampal-neurons
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Angela M Getz, Fenglian Xu, Frank Visser, Roger Persson, Naweed I Syed
In the central nervous system (CNS), cholinergic transmission induces synaptic plasticity that is required for learning and memory. However, our understanding of the development and maintenance of cholinergic circuits is limited, as the factors regulating the expression and clustering of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) remain poorly defined. Recent studies from our group have implicated calpain-dependent proteolytic fragments of menin, the product of the MEN1 tumor suppressor gene, in coordinating the transcription and synaptic clustering of nAChRs in invertebrate central neurons...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490375/structural-and-electrophysiological-dysfunctions-due-to-increased-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-a-long-term-pacing-model-using-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-ventricular-cardiomyocytes
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Chang Cui, Le Geng, Jiaojiao Shi, Yue Zhu, Gang Yang, Zidun Wang, Jiaxian Wang, Minglong Chen
BACKGROUND: Long-term ventricular pacing has deleterious effects and becomes more significant when cumulative percent ventricular pacing (Cum%VP) exceeds 40% of time. However, cellular disturbances and pathways by which pacing leads to myocardial disorders are not well understood. Attempts to resolve these questions have been hampered by difficulties in obtaining human cardiac tissue and the inability to build a longer-lasting (lasting longer than weeks) pacing model in vitro. METHODS: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived ventricular cardiomyocytes (VCMs) were cultured in the presence of electrical stimulation for 2 weeks...
May 11, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487126/o-glcnac-modification-inhibits-the-calpain-mediated-cleavage-of-%C3%AE-synuclein
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Paul M Levine, Cesar A De Leon, Ana Galesic, Aaron Balana, Nicholas P Marotta, Yuka E Lewis, Matthew R Pratt
The major protein associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) is α-synuclein, as it can form toxic amyloid-aggregates that are a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. α-Synuclein is a substrate for several different posttranslational modifications (PTMs) that have the potential to affect its biological functions and/or aggregation. However, the biophysical effects of many of these modifications remain to be established. One such modification is the addition of the monosaccharide N-acetyl-glucosamine, O-GlcNAc, which has been found on several α-synuclein serine and threonine residues in vivo...
April 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479722/influence-of-capsaicin-on-inflammatory-cytokines-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-in-myoblast-cells-under-in-vitro-environment
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Ke Shang, Touseef Amna, Musarat Amina, Nawal M Al-Musayeib, Salem S Al-Deyab, Inho Hwang
BACKGROUND: ellular damage initiated by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is the main cause of numerous severe diseases and therefore for this reason, the natural antioxidants have note worthy significance in human health. Capsaicin possesses noteworthy analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also possesses healing effects for treatment of arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, gastric lesions, and cardiac excitability that is why it is incorporated in creams and gels. OBJECTIVE: The present study was carried out to estimate the in vitro antioxidant and ROS scavenging activities of capsaicin against muscle precursor cells...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469577/interference-with-ca-2-dependent-proteolysis-does-not-alter-the-course-of-muscle-wasting-in-experimental-cancer-cachexia
#15
Fabrizio Pin, Valerio G Minero, Fabio Penna, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Roberta De Tullio, Francesco M Baccino, Paola Costelli
Protein hypercatabolism significantly contributes to the onset and progression of muscle wasting in cancer cachexia. In this regard, a major role is played by the ATP-ubiquitin-proteasome-dependent pathway and by autophagy. However, little is known about the relevance of the Ca(2+)-dependent proteolytic system. Since previous results suggested that this pathway is activated in the skeletal muscle of tumor hosts, the present study was aimed to investigate whether inhibition of Ca(2+)-dependent proteases (calpains) may improve cancer-induced muscle wasting...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468944/enac-activity-is-regulated-by-calpain-2-proteolysis-of-marcks-proteins
#16
Darrice S Montgomery, Ling Yu, Zinah M Ghazi, Tiffany L Thai, Otor Al-Khalili, He-Ping Ma, Douglas C Eaton, Abdel A Alli
We previously demonstrated a role for the myristoylated alanine-rich C kinase substrate (MARCKS) to serve as an adaptor protein in the anionic phospholipid phosphate-dependent regulation of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC). Both MARCKS and ENaC are regulated by proteolysis. Calpains are a family of ubiquitously expressed intracellular Ca(2+)-dependent cysteine proteases involved in signal transduction. Here we examine the role of calpain-2 in regulating MARCKS and ENaC in cultured renal epithelial cells and in the mouse kidney...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465322/strenuous-exercise-triggers-a-life-threatening-response-in-mice-susceptible-to-malignant-hyperthermia
#17
Antonio Michelucci, Cecilia Paolini, Simona Boncompagni, Marta Canato, Carlo Reggiani, Feliciano Protasi
In humans, hyperthermic episodes can be triggered by halogenated anesthetics [malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptibility] and by high temperature [environmental heat stroke (HS)]. Correlation between MH susceptibility and HS is supported by extensive work in mouse models that carry a mutation in ryanodine receptor type-1 (RYR1(Y522S/WT)) and knockout of calsequestrin-1 (CASQ1-null), 2 proteins that control Ca(2+) release in skeletal muscle. As overheating episodes in humans have also been described during exertion, here we subjected RYR1(Y522S/WT) and CASQ1-null mice to an exertional-stress protocol (incremental running on a treadmill at 34°C and 40% humidity)...
May 2, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464104/postmortem-protein-degradation-is-a-key-contributor-to-fresh-pork-loin-tenderness
#18
K B Carlson, K J Prusa, C A Fedler, E M Steadham, A C Outhouse, D A King, E Huff-Lonergan, S M Lonergan
The objective of this study was to determine factors that influence tenderness independent of variation in pH, color, or marbling. To achieve the objective, 2 sample groups were chosen from a population of 159 pork loins aged 11 to 16 d. Predetermined ranges (ultimate pH, 5.54 to 5.86; marbling score, 1.0 to 3.0; percent total lipid, 1.61 to 3.37%) were defined for inclusion of individual loins in the study. The pork loins with the greatest ( = 12) and least ( = 12) Instron star probe values were assigned to 2 classification groups...
April 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463752/relationship-between-proteolysis-and-water-holding-of-myofibrils
#19
Zhen Zeng, Cheng Li, Per Ertbjerg
The purpose of this study was to increase the knowledge on the relationship between proteolysis of myofibrillar proteins and the water-holding of meat. Myofibrils isolated from porcine longissimus thoracis et lumborum muscle were used as a model system. Myofibrils were incubated with either calpain-2, the proteasome or a lysosomal extract at 25°C for 2h. All three proteolytic systems improved the relative water-holding and generally there was a larger effect with increasing amount of enzymes in the incubation...
April 25, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460013/delayed-oral-pharmacological-inhibition-of-calpains-attenuates-adverse-post-infarction-remodeling
#20
Marcos Poncelas, Javier Inserte, David Aluja, Victor Hernando, Ursula Vilardosa, David Garcia-Dorado
Aims: To determine whether delayed oral administration of the calpain inhibitor SNJ-1945 reduces adverse myocardial remodeling and dysfunction following transient coronary occlusion. Methods and Results: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to 30 minutes of ischemia followed by 21 days of reperfusion and received the calpain inhibitor SNJ-1945 intraperitoneally at the onset of reperfusion (Acute group), orally starting after 24h of reperfusion and for 14 days (Chronic group), or the combination of both treatments...
April 29, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
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