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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523001/the-role-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-in-pulmonary-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Rachel G Scheraga, Brian D Southern, Lisa M Grove, Mitchell A Olman
Ion channels/pumps are essential regulators of organ homeostasis and disease. In the present review, we discuss the role of the mechanosensitive cation channel, transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4), in cytokine secretion and pulmonary inflammatory diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF), and acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). TRPV4 has been shown to play a role in lung diseases associated with lung parenchymal stretch or stiffness. TRPV4 indirectly mediates hypotonicity-induced smooth muscle contraction and airway remodeling in asthma...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522439/interpreting-the-functional-role-of-a-novel-interaction-motif-in-prokaryotic-sodium-channels
#2
REVIEW
Altin Sula, B A Wallace
Voltage-gated sodium channels enable the translocation of sodium ions across cell membranes and play crucial roles in electrical signaling by initiating the action potential. In humans, mutations in sodium channels give rise to several neurological and cardiovascular diseases, and hence they are targets for pharmaceutical drug developments. Prokaryotic sodium channel crystal structures have provided detailed views of sodium channels, which by homology have suggested potentially important functionally related structural features in human sodium channels...
May 18, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518134/asic1-and-asic3-contribute-to-acidity-induced-emt-of-pancreatic-cancer-through-activating-ca-2-rhoa-pathway
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Shuai Zhu, Hai-Yun Zhou, Shi-Chang Deng, Shi-Jiang Deng, Chi He, Xiang Li, Jing-Yuan Chen, Yan Jin, Zhuang-Li Hu, Fang Wang, Chun-You Wang, Gang Zhao
Extracellular acid can have important effects on cancer cells. Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs), which emerged as key receptors for extracellular acidic pH, are differently expressed during various diseases and have been implicated in underlying pathogenesis. This study reports that ASIC1 and ASIC3 are mainly expressed on membrane of pancreatic cancer cells and upregulated in pancreatic cancer tissues. ASIC1 and ASIC3 are responsible for an acidity-induced inward current, which is required for elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]i)...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515221/regulation-of-cerebral-arterial-bkca-channels-by-angiotensin-ii-signaling-in-adult-offspring-exposed-to-prenatal-high-sucrose-diets
#4
Xiuxia Gu, Axin He, Xiaorong Fan, Ruixiu Shi, Xueqin Feng, Le Bo, Lin Jiang, Na Li, Jue Wu, Yuxian Yang, Qinqin Gao, Zhice Xu
Prenatal insults have been shown to affect vascular functions, leading to increased risks of cardiovascular diseases in offspring. The present study determined whether high sucrose intake in pregnancy affected central vascular functions in middle cerebral artery (MCA) of offspring. Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a standard food and tap water with normal or high (20%) sucrose content during pregnancy. Offspring were maintained with normal diets and tap water. Central vascular functions and related ion channels were assessed in male offspring at 5 months old...
May 17, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497044/predicting-the-types-of-ion-channel-targeted-conotoxins-based-on-avc-svm-model
#5
Wang Xianfang, Wang Junmei, Wang Xiaolei, Zhang Yue
The conotoxin proteins are disulfide-rich small peptides. Predicting the types of ion channel-targeted conotoxins has great value in the treatment of chronic diseases, epilepsy, and cardiovascular diseases. To solve the problem of information redundancy existing when using current methods, a new model is presented to predict the types of ion channel-targeted conotoxins based on AVC (Analysis of Variance and Correlation) and SVM (Support Vector Machine). First, the F value is used to measure the significance level of the feature for the result, and the attribute with smaller F value is filtered by rough selection...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494216/cough-reflex-hypersensitivity-a-role-for-neurotrophins
#6
Ahmed Z El-Hashim, Sahar M Jaffal
Cough is one of the most common complaints for which sufferers seek medical assistance. However, currently available drugs are not very effective in treating cough, particularly that which follows an upper respiratory tract infection. Nonetheless, there has been a significant increase in our understanding of the mechanisms and pathways of the defensive cough as well as the hypersensitive/pathophysiological cough, both at airway and central nervous system (CNS) levels. Numerous molecules and signaling pathways have been identified as potential targets for antitussive drugs, including neurotrophins (NTs)...
March 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491925/no-camphor-toxicity-in-cambodian-infants
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Casey R Johnson, Samuel G Porter, Debra Coats, Kyly C Whitfield, Khin Mengkheang, Mark D Topazian, Philip R Fischer
Thiamine deficiency and beriberi are prevalent in Cambodia, although most infants with nonspecific clinical symptoms of beriberi, including tachypnea, lack echocardiographic evidence diagnostic of the disease. Camphor activates transient receptor potential vanilloid 3 (TRPV3), a nonselective ion channel expressed in the medial preoptic nucleus of the hypothalamus and thought to be important for thermo-sensitivity. Because camphorated ointments are used commonly among Cambodian infants, we hypothesized that topical camphor modulates thermoregulatory behaviors, causing beriberi-simulating tachypnea, separate from any influence of thiamine deficiency...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490617/systemic-inflammation-as-a-novel-qt-prolonging-risk-factor-in-patients-with-torsades-de-pointes
#8
Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Iacopo Bertolozzi, Gabriella Morozzi, Sauro Lorenzini, Antonella Simpatico, Enrico Selvi, Maria Romana Bacarelli, Francesco Finizola, Francesca Vanni, Deana Lazaro, Ademuyiwa Aromolaran, Nabil El Sherif, Mohamed Boutjdir, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence indicates systemic inflammation as a new potential cause of acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS), via cytokine-mediated changes in cardiomyocyte ion channels. Torsade de pointes (TdP) is a life-threatening polymorphic ventricular tachycardia occurring in patients with LQTS, usually when multiple QT-prolonging factors are simultaneously present. Since classical risk factors cannot fully explain TdP events in a number of patients, we hypothesised that systemic inflammation may represent a currently overlooked risk factor contributing to TdP development in the general population...
May 10, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484847/genetic-kidney-diseases-caenorhabditis-elegans-as-model-system
#9
REVIEW
Athina Ganner, Elke Neumann-Haefelin
Despite its apparent simplicity, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has a high rating as a model in molecular and developmental biology and biomedical research. C. elegans has no excretory system comparable with the mammalian kidney but many of the genes and molecular pathways involved in human kidney diseases are conserved in C. elegans. The plethora of genetic, molecular and imaging tools available in C. elegans has enabled major discoveries in renal research and advanced our understanding of the pathogenesis of genetic kidney diseases...
May 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478727/local-upregulation-of-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-and-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-ion-channels-in-rectosigmoid-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Noémi Bohonyi, Krisztina Pohóczky, Bálint Szalontai, Anikó Perkecz, Krisztina Kovács, Béla Kajtár, Lajos Orbán, Tamás Varga, Sarolta Szegedi, József Bódis, Zsuzsanna Helyes, Miklós Koppán
Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and Transient Receptor Potential Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) expressed mainly by primary sensory neurons function as major nociceptive integrators. They are also present on the rat endometrium in an oestrogen-regulated manner. TRPV1 is upregulated in peritoneal and ovarian endometriosis patients, but there is no information about TRPA1 and their pathophysiological significances. In this study, patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery were investigated: severe dysmenorrhoea due to rectosigmoid deep infiltrating endometriosis ( n = 15), uterine fibroid-induced moderate dysmenorrhoea ( n = 7) and tubal infertility with no pain ( n = 6)...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476643/in-vivo-assessment-of-neurological-channelopathies-application-of-peripheral-nerve-excitability-studies
#11
REVIEW
Susan E Tomlinson, James Howells, David Burke
With the rapid evolution of understanding of neurological channelopathies comes a need for sensitive tools to evaluate patients in clinical practice. Neurological channelopathies with a single-gene basis can manifest as seizures, headache, ataxia, vertigo, confusion, weakness and neuropathic pain and it is likely that other genetic factors contribute to the phenotype of many of these disorders. Ion channel dysfunction can result in abnormal cell membrane excitability but utilisation of advanced neurophysiology techniques has lagged behind developments in clinical, genetic and imaging evaluation of channelopathies...
May 2, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470179/autoimmune-channelopathies-as-a-novel-mechanism-in-cardiac-arrhythmias
#12
REVIEW
Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Mohamed Boutjdir
Cardiac arrhythmias confer a considerable burden of morbidity and mortality in industrialized countries. Although coronary artery disease and heart failure are the prevalent causes of cardiac arrest, in 5-15% of patients, structural abnormalities at autopsy are absent. In a proportion of these patients, mutations in genes encoding cardiac ion channels are documented (inherited channelopathies), but, to date, the molecular autopsy is negative in nearly 70% of patients. Emerging evidence indicates that autoimmunity is involved in the pathogenesis of cardiac arrhythmias...
May 4, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469558/intracellular-fibroblast-growth-factor-14-emerging-risk-factor-for-brain-disorders
#13
REVIEW
Jessica Di Re, Paul A Wadsworth, Fernanda Laezza
The finely tuned regulation of neuronal firing relies on the integrity of ion channel macromolecular complexes. Minimal disturbances of these tightly regulated networks can lead to persistent maladaptive plasticity of brain circuitry. The intracellular fibroblast growth factor 14 (FGF14) belongs to the nexus of proteins interacting with voltage-gated Na+ (Nav) channels at the axonal initial segment. Through isoform-specific interactions with the intracellular C-terminal tail of neuronal Nav channels (Nav1.1, Nav1...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469493/beyond-the-electrocardiogram-mutations-in-cardiac-ion-channel-genes-underlie-nonarrhythmic-phenotypes
#14
REVIEW
Thomas M Roston, Taylor Cunningham, Anna Lehman, Zachary W Laksman, Andrew D Krahn, Shubhayan Sanatani
Cardiac ion channelopathies are an important cause of sudden death in the young and include long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, and short QT syndrome. Genes that encode ion channels have been implicated in all of these conditions, leading to the widespread implementation of genetic testing for suspected channelopathies. Over the past half-century, researchers have also identified systemic pathologies that extend beyond the arrhythmic phenotype in patients with ion channel gene mutations, including deafness, epilepsy, cardiomyopathy, periodic paralysis, and congenital heart disease...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469007/golgi-anti-apoptotic-protein-a-tale-of-camels-calcium-channels-and-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Guia Carrara, Maddy Parsons, Nuno Saraiva, Geoffrey L Smith
Golgi anti-apoptotic protein (GAAP), also known as transmembrane Bax inhibitor-1 motif-containing 4 (TMBIM4) or Lifeguard 4 (Lfg4), shares remarkable amino acid conservation with orthologues throughout eukaryotes, prokaryotes and some orthopoxviruses, suggesting a highly conserved function. GAAPs regulate Ca(2+) levels and fluxes from the Golgi and endoplasmic reticulum, confer resistance to a broad range of apoptotic stimuli, promote cell adhesion and migration via the activation of store-operated Ca(2+) entry, are essential for the viability of human cells, and affect orthopoxvirus virulence...
May 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465117/a-novel-splice-site-hcn4-gene-mutation-c-1737-1-g-t-causes-familial-bradycardia-reduced-heart-rate-response-impaired-chronotropic-competence-and-increased-short-term-heart-rate-variability
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Lidia Hategan, Beáta Csányi, Balázs Ördög, Kornél Kákonyi, Annamária Tringer, Orsolya Kiss, Andrea Orosz, László Sághy, István Nagy, Zoltán Hegedűs, László Rudas, Márta Széll, András Varró, Tamás Forster, Róbert Sepp
BACKGROUND: The most important molecular determinant of heart rate regulation in sino-atrial pacemaker cells includes hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channels, the major isoform of which is encoded by the HCN4 gene. Mutations affecting the HCN4 gene are associated primarily with sick sinus syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS: A novel c.1737+1 G>T 'splice-site' HCN4 mutation was identified in a large family with familial bradycardia which co-segregated with the disease providing a two-point LOD score of 4...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461778/expression-profile-of-mitochondrial-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-1-vdac1-influenced-genes-is-associated-with-pulmonary-hypertension
#17
Tong Zhou, Haiyang Tang, Ying Han, Dustin Fraidenburg, Young-Won Kim, Donghee Lee, Jeongyoon Choi, Hyoweon Bang, Jae-Hong Ko
Several human diseases have been associated with mitochondrial voltage-dependent anion channel-1 (VDAC1) due to its role in calcium ion transportation and apoptosis. Recent studies suggest that VDAC1 may interact with endothelium-dependent nitric oxide synthase (eNOS). Decreased VDAC1 expression may limit the physical interaction between VDAC1 and eNOS and thus impair nitric oxide production, leading to cardiovascular diseases, including pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In this report, we conducted meta-analysis of genome-wide expression data to identify VDAC1 influenced genes implicated in PAH pathobiology...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461773/activation-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-3-by-the-methanolic-extract-of-schisandra-chinensis-fruit-and-its-chemical-constituent-%C3%AE-schisandrin
#18
Yuran Nam, Hyun Jong Kim, Young-Mi Kim, Young-Won Chin, Yung Kyu Kim, Hyo Sang Bae, Joo Hyun Nam, Woo Kyung Kim
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 3 (TRPV3) is a non-selective cation channel with modest permeability to calcium ions. It is involved in intracellular calcium signaling and is therefore important in processes such as thermal sensation, skin barrier formation, and wound healing. TRPV3 was initially proposed as a warm temperature sensor. It is activated by synthetic small-molecule chemicals and plant-derived natural compounds such as camphor and eugenol. Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill (SC) has diverse pharmacological properties including antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing activities...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459656/a-short-guide-to-electrophysiology-and-ion-channels
#19
Hussein Nori Rubaiy
The birth and discovery of electrophysiological science took place in the 18--th century laying the path for our understanding of nerve membrane ionic currents. The pore-forming proteins, ion channels, are involved and play critical roles in very important physiological and pathological processes, such as neuronal signaling and cardiac excitability, therefore, they serve as therapeutic drug targets. The study of physiological, pharmacological and biophysical properties of ion channels can be done by patch clamp, a gold standard and powerful electrophysiological technique...
2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences: a Publication of the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458673/inflammatory-responses-regulating-alveolar-ion-transport-during-pulmonary-infections
#20
REVIEW
Christin Peteranderl, Jacob I Sznajder, Susanne Herold, Emilia Lecuona
The respiratory epithelium is lined by a tightly balanced fluid layer that allows normal O2 and CO2 exchange and maintains surface tension and host defense. To maintain alveolar fluid homeostasis, both the integrity of the alveolar-capillary barrier and the expression of epithelial ion channels and pumps are necessary to establish a vectorial ion gradient. However, during pulmonary infection, auto- and/or paracrine-acting mediators induce pathophysiological changes of the alveolar-capillary barrier, altered expression of epithelial Na,K-ATPase and of epithelial ion channels including epithelial sodium channel and cystic fibrosis membrane conductance regulator, leading to the accumulation of edema and impaired alveolar fluid clearance...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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