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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345587/derivation-of-functional-human-astrocytes-from-cerebral-organoids
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Rômulo Sperduto Dezonne, Rafaela Costa Sartore, Juliana Minardi Nascimento, Verônica M Saia-Cereda, Luciana Ferreira Romão, Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon, Jorge Marcondes de Souza, Daniel Martins-de-Souza, Stevens Kastrup Rehen, Flávia Carvalho Alcantara Gomes
Astrocytes play a critical role in the development and homeostasis of the central nervous system (CNS). Astrocyte dysfunction results in several neurological and degenerative diseases. However, a major challenge to our understanding of astrocyte physiology and pathology is the restriction of studies to animal models, human post-mortem brain tissues, or samples obtained from invasive surgical procedures. Here, we report a protocol to generate human functional astrocytes from cerebral organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336549/eavk-segment-c-sequence-confers-ca-2-dependent-changes-to-the-kinetics-of-full-length-human-ano1
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Peter R Strege, Simon J Gibbons, Amelia Mazzone, Cheryl E Bernard, Arthur Beyder, Gianrico Farrugia
Anoctamin1 (Ano1, TMEM16A) is a calcium-activated chloride channel specifically expressed in interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract muscularis propria. Ano1 is necessary for normal electrical slow waves and ICC proliferation. The full length human Ano1 sequence includes an additional exon, exon "0," at the N-terminus. Ano1 with exon "0" (Ano1(0)) had a lower EC50 for intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) and faster chloride current (ICl) kinetics. The Ano1 alternative splice variant with segment "c" encoding exon 13 expresses on the first intracellular loop four additional amino acid residues, EAVK, which alter ICl at low [Ca(2+)]i Exon 13 is expressed in 75-100% of Ano1 transcripts in most human tissues but only 25% in human stomach...
March 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332202/calcium-signalling-silencing-in-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Maura Greiser
Sub-cellular calcium signalling silencing is a novel and distinct cellular and molecular adaptive response to rapid cardiac activation. Calcium signalling silencing develops during short-term sustained rapid atrial activation as seen clinically during paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). It is the first 'anti-arrhythmic' adaptive response in the setting of AF and appears to counteract the maladaptive changes that lead to intracellular Ca(2+) signalling instability and Ca(2+) based arrhythmogenicity. Calcium signalling silencing results in a failed propagation of the [Ca(2+) ]i signal to the myocyte centre in both patients with AF and in a rabbit model...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290248/the-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-subunit-and-absence-epilepsy-beyond-calcium-channels
#4
Roberta Celli, Ines Santolini, Michela Guiducci, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Pasquale Parisi, Pasquale Striano, Roberto Gradini, Giuseppe Battaglia, Richard T Ngomba, Ferdinando Nicoletti
Spike-wave discharges, underlying absence seizures, are generated within a cortico-thalamo-cortical network that involves the somatosensory cortex, the reticular thalamic nucleus, and the ventrobasal thalamic nuclei. Activation of T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCCs) contributes to the pathological oscillatory activity of this network, and some of the first-line drugs used in the treatment of absence epilepsy inhibit T-type calcium channels. The α2δ subunit is a component of high voltage-activated VSCCs (i...
March 8, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279675/synchronism-in-mitochondrial-ros-flashes-membrane-depolarization-and-calcium-sparks-in-human-carcinoma-cells
#5
Andrey V Kuznetsov, Sabzali Javadov, Valdur Saks, Raimund Margreiter, Michael Grimm
Mitochondria are major producers of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in many cells including cancer cells. However, complex interrelationships between mitochondrial ROS (mitoROS), mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) and Ca(2+) are not completely understood. Using human carcinoma cells, we further highlight biphasic ROS dynamics: - gradual mitoROS increase followed by mitoROS flash. Also, we demonstrate heterogeneity in rates of mitoROS generation and flash initiation time. Comparing mitochondrial and near-extra-mitochondrial signals, we show that mechanisms of mitoROS flashes in single mitochondria, linked to mitochondrial permeability transition pore opening (ΔΨm collapse) and calcium sparks, may involve flash triggering by certain levels of external ROS released from the same mitochondria...
March 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268665/investigation-of-the-ca2-response-of-human-hnt-astrocytes-to-laser-removal-of-cellular-processes
#6
Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham, Charles P Unsworth
We demonstrate, for the first time, UV laser ablative microsurgery as a method for pruning astrocytic processes from live hNT astrocytic networks in vitro. Calcium fluorescence imaging was used to evaluate the cellular response to process ablation. The results showed that ablation of astrocyte processes induced an immediate increase in intracellular calcium level which propagated through the cells cytoplasm as a wave originating from the ablation site. The increased intracellular calcium dissipated from the body of the cell but remained high in the vicinity of the ablation site...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268302/role-of-cytosolic-calcium-diffusion-in-cardiac-purkinje-cells
#7
Bijay Limbu, Kushal Shah, Makarand Deo
The Cardiac Purkinje cells (PCs) exhibit distinct calcium (Ca2+) homeostasis than that in ventricular myocytes (VMs). Due to lack of t-tubules in PCs, the Ca2+ ions entering the cell have to diffuse through the cytoplasm to reach the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) before triggering Ca2+-induced-Ca2+-release (CICR). In recent experimental studies PCs have been shown to be more susceptible to action potential (AP) abnormalities than the VMs, however the exact mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we utilize morphologically realistic detailed biophysical mathematical model of a murine PC to systematically examine the role intracellular Ca2+ diffusion in the APs of PCs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248014/-clinical-implications-of-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-for-evaluation-of-urinary-stones
#8
I G Kraev, V I Rudenko, A V Amosov, G E Krupinov, T M Ganzha
INTRODUCTION: Currently, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a minimally invasive treatment for patients with urolithiasis. With advancing medical technology, elastography has evolved as a method for measuring the elasticity of tissues. AIM: To investigate the elasticity of urinary stones for assessing their physical and chemical composition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The elasticity of urinary stones was determined before ESWL in 30 urolithiasis patients (18 men and 12 women, aged 25-65 years) using shear wave ultrasound elastography (SWUE)...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247652/-plant-derived-terpenes-in-treating-patients-with-urolithiasis
#9
Yu G Alyaev, V I Rudenko, A N Perekalina, I G Kraev, Zh Sh Inoyatov
Numerous metabolic abnormalities intrinsic to urolithiasis require drug therapy. At the same time, despite the constant expansion of synthetic drugs, plant-derived medications play a large role in the treatment and prevention of the disease. AIM: To evaluate the effect of a plant-derived preparation Rowatinex in patients with urolithiasis after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) and analyze the changes in blood and urine parameters in patients receiving the preparation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Depending on the type of post-ESWL treatment, patients were divided into two groups...
April 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246924/jsa-guideline-for-the-management-of-malignant-hyperthermia-crisis-2016
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Malignant hyperthermia (MH) can be fatal if the crisis is not appropriately treated. It is an inherited disease usually triggered by the administration of volatile inhalational anesthetics and/or succinylcholine, a muscle relaxant. In a patient with suspected MH, the mechanism of calcium release from storage in the sarcoplasmic reticulum in the skeletal muscle is abnormally accelerated. Unexplained hypercarbia representing >55 mmHg of end-tidal carbon dioxide, tachycardia, and muscle rigidity (including masseter muscle rigidity) are early signs of the initiation of MH, because the metabolism is accelerated...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228125/rna-seq-of-life-stages-of-the-oomycete-phytophthora-infestans-reveals-dynamic-changes-in-metabolic-signal-transduction-and-pathogenesis-genes-and-a-major-role-for-calcium-signaling-in-development
#11
Audrey M V Ah-Fong, Kyoung Su Kim, Howard S Judelson
BACKGROUND: The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes the devastating late blight diseases of potato and tomato. P. infestans uses spores for dissemination and infection, like many other filamentous eukaryotic plant pathogens. The expression of a subset of its genes during spore formation and germination were studied previously, but comprehensive genome-wide data have not been available. RESULTS: RNA-seq was used to profile hyphae, sporangia, sporangia undergoing zoosporogenesis, motile zoospores, and germinated cysts of P...
February 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226849/investigation-of-the-ca-2-response-of-human-hnt-astrocytes-to-laser-removal-of-cellular-processes
#12
Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham, Charles P Unsworth, Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham, Charles P Unsworth, Charles P Unsworth, Brad J Raos, E Scott Graham
We demonstrate, for the first time, UV laser ablative microsurgery as a method for pruning astrocytic processes from live hNT astrocytic networks in vitro. Calcium fluorescence imaging was used to evaluate the cellular response to process ablation. The results showed that ablation of astrocyte processes induced an immediate increase in intracellular calcium level which propagated through the cells cytoplasm as a wave originating from the ablation site. The increased intracellular calcium dissipated from the body of the cell but remained high in the vicinity of the ablation site...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226461/role-of-cytosolic-calcium-diffusion-in-cardiac-purkinje-cells
#13
Bijay Limbu, Kushal Shah, Makarand Deo, Bijay Limbu, Kushal Shah, Makarand Deo, Bijay Limbu, Makar Deo, Kushal Shah
The Cardiac Purkinje cells (PCs) exhibit distinct calcium (Ca(2)+) homeostasis than that in ventricular myocytes (VMs). Due to lack of t-tubules in PCs, the Ca(2)+ ions entering the cell have to diffuse through the cytoplasm to reach the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) before triggering Ca(2)+-induced-Ca(2)+-release (CICR). In recent experimental studies PCs have been shown to be more susceptible to action potential (AP) abnormalities than the VMs, however the exact mechanisms are poorly understood. In this study, we utilize morphologically realistic detailed biophysical mathematical model of a murine PC to systematically examine the role intracellular Ca(2)+ diffusion in the APs of PCs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222167/emergence-and-development-of-gut-motility-in-the-chicken-embryo
#14
N R Chevalier, V Fleury, S Dufour, V Proux-Gillardeaux, A Asnacios
The gastrointestinal tract transports the food bolus by peristalsis. Gut motility starts at an early age in the developing embryo, well before it is required for nutrition of the organism. We present a comprehensive kinematic study of the emergence and physiological development of gut motility in all regions of the lower digestive tract of the chicken embryo from embryonic days E5 through E9. We characterized motility emergence time, propagation patterns, speed, frequency and amplitude of peristalsis waves...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220501/chronic-alcohol-feeding-potentiates-hormone-induced-calcium-signalling-in-hepatocytes
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Paula J Bartlett, Anil Noronha Antony, Amit Agarwal, Mauricette Hilly, Victoria L Prince, Laurent Combettes, Jan B Hoek, Lawrence D Gaspers
"Adaptive" responses of the liver to chronic alcohol consumption may underlie the development of cell and tissue injury. Alcohol administration can perturb multiple signalling pathways including phosphoinositide-dependent cytosolic calcium ([Ca(2+) ]i ) increases, which can adversely affect mitochondrial Ca(2+) levels, reactive oxygen species production and energy metabolism. Our data indicate that chronic alcohol feeding induces a leftward shift in the dose-response for Ca(2+) -mobilizing hormones resulting in more sustained and prolonged [Ca(2+) ]i increases in both cultured hepatocytes and hepatocytes within the intact perfused liver...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219946/distinct-intracellular-ca-2-dynamics-regulate-apical-constriction-and-differentially-contribute-to-neural-tube-closure
#16
Makoto Suzuki, Masanao Sato, Hiroshi Koyama, Yusuke Hara, Kentaro Hayashi, Naoko Yasue, Hiromi Imamura, Toshihiko Fujimori, Takeharu Nagai, Robert E Campbell, Naoto Ueno
Early in the development of the central nervous system, progenitor cells undergo a shape change, called apical constriction, that triggers the neural plate to form a tubular structure. How apical constriction in the neural plate is controlled, and contributes to tissue morphogenesis, are not fully understood. In this study, we show that intracellular calcium ions (Ca(2+)) are required for Xenopus neural tube formation, and that there are two types of Ca(2+)-concentration changes, a single-cell and a multicellular wave-like fluctuation, in the developing neural plate...
February 20, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218282/calcium-spikes-waves-and-oscillations-in-a-large-patterned-epithelial-tissue
#17
Ramya Balaji, Christina Bielmeier, Hartmann Harz, Jack Bates, Cornelia Stadler, Alexander Hildebrand, Anne-Kathrin Classen
While calcium signaling in excitable cells, such as muscle or neurons, is extensively characterized, calcium signaling in epithelial tissues is little understood. Specifically, the range of intercellular calcium signaling patterns elicited by tightly coupled epithelial cells and their function in the regulation of epithelial characteristics are little explored. We found that in Drosophila imaginal discs, a widely studied epithelial model organ, complex spatiotemporal calcium dynamics occur. We describe patterns that include intercellular waves traversing large tissue domains in striking oscillatory patterns as well as spikes confined to local domains of neighboring cells...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216142/astrocytic-calcium-waves-signal-brain-injury-to-neural-stem-and%C3%A2-progenitor%C3%A2-cells
#18
Anna Kraft, Eduardo Rosales Jubal, Ruth von Laer, Claudia Döring, Adriana Rocha, Moyo Grebbin, Martin Zenke, Helmut Kettenmann, Albrecht Stroh, Stefan Momma
Brain injuries, such as stroke or trauma, induce neural stem cells in the subventricular zone (SVZ) to a neurogenic response. Very little is known about the molecular cues that signal tissue damage, even over large distances, to the SVZ. Based on our analysis of gene expression patterns in the SVZ, 48 hr after an ischemic lesion caused by middle cerebral artery occlusion, we hypothesized that the presence of an injury might be transmitted by an astrocytic traveling calcium wave rather than by diffusible factors or hypoxia...
March 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213506/role-of-apamin-sensitive-calcium-activated-small-conductance-potassium-currents-on-the-mechanisms-of-ventricular-fibrillation-in-pacing-induced-failing-rabbit-hearts
#19
Dechun Yin, Yu-Cheng Hsieh, Wei-Chung Tsai, Adonis Zhi-Yang Wu, Zhaolei Jiang, Yi-Hsin Chan, Dongzhu Xu, Na Yang, Changyu Shen, Zhenhui Chen, Shien-Fong Lin, Peng-Sheng Chen, Thomas H Everett
BACKGROUND: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) during heart failure is characterized by stable reentrant spiral waves (rotors). Apamin-sensitive small-conductance calcium-activated potassium currents (IKAS) are heterogeneously upregulated in failing hearts. We hypothesized that IKAS influences the location and stability of rotors during VF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Optical mapping was performed on 9 rabbit hearts with pacing-induced heart failure. The epicardial right ventricular and left ventricular surfaces were simultaneously mapped in a Langendorff preparation...
February 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209766/glycosylated-chromogranin-a-in-heart-failure-implications-for-processing-and-cardiomyocyte-calcium-homeostasis
#20
Anett Hellebø Ottesen, Cathrine R Carlson, William E Louch, Mai Britt Dahl, Ragnhild A Sandbu, Rune Forstrøm Johansen, Hilde Jarstadmarken, Magnar Bjørås, Arne Didrik Høiseth, Jon Brynildsen, Ivar Sjaastad, Mats Stridsberg, Torbjørn Omland, Geir Christensen, Helge Røsjø
BACKGROUND: Chromogranin A (CgA) levels have previously been found to predict mortality in heart failure (HF), but currently no information is available regarding CgA processing in HF and whether the CgA fragment catestatin (CST) may directly influence cardiomyocyte function. METHODS AND RESULTS: CgA processing was characterized in postinfarction HF mice and in patients with acute HF, and the functional role of CST was explored in experimental models. Myocardial biopsies from HF, but not sham-operated mice, demonstrated high molecular weight CgA bands...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
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