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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734867/p-q-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-mediate-the-ethanol-and-crf-sensitivity-of-central-amygdala-gabaergic-synapses
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F P Varodayan, M L Logrip, M Roberto
The central amygdala (CeA) GABAergic system is hypothesized to drive the development of alcohol dependence, due to its pivotal roles in the reinforcing actions of alcohol and the expression of negative emotion, anxiety and stress. Recent work has also identified an important role for the CeA corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system in the interaction between anxiety/stress and alcohol dependence. We have previously shown that acute alcohol and CRF each increase action potential-independent GABA release in the CeA via their actions at presynaptic CRF type 1 receptors (CRF1s); however, the shared mechanism employed by these two compounds requires further investigation...
July 19, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733833/neuroanatomy-of-pain-deficiency-and-cross-modal-activation-in-calcium-channel-subunit-cacn-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-3-knockout-mice
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Julia Landmann, Franziska Richter, Ana-Maria Oros-Peusquens, N Jon Shah, Joseph Classen, G Gregory Neely, Angelika Richter, Josef M Penninger, Ingo Bechmann
The phenotype of calcium channel subunit (CACN) α2δ3 knockout (KO) mice includes sensory cross-activation and deficient pain perception. Sensory cross-activation defines the activation of a sensory cortical region by input from another modality due to reorganization in the brain such as after sensory loss. To obtain mechanistic insight into both phenomena, we employed a comprehensive battery of neuroanatomical techniques. While CACNα2δ3 was ubiquitously expressed in wild-type mice, it was absent in α2δ3 KO animals...
July 21, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688851/characterization-of-the-dominant-inheritance-mechanism-of-episodic-ataxia-type-2
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Kevin Dorgans, Julie Salvi, Federica Bertaso, Ludivine Bernard, Philippe Lory, Frederic Doussau, Alexandre Mezghrani
Episodic Ataxia type 2 (EA2) is an autosomal dominant neuronal disorder linked to mutations in the Cav2.1 subunit of P/Q-type calcium channels. In vitro studies have established that EA2 mutations induce loss of channel activity and that EA2 mutants can exert a dominant negative effect, suppressing normal Cav2.1 activity through protein misfolding and trafficking defects. To date, the role of this mechanism in the disease pathogenesis is unknown because no animal model exists. To address this issue, we have generated a mouse bearing the R1497X nonsense mutation in Cav2...
July 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638036/-seronegative-nonparaneoplastic-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome
#4
A G Sanadze, D V Sidnev, D A Tumurov
The authors studied two patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in whom the repeated examination did not find specific of LEMS P/Q type voltage-gates calcium channel autoantibodies. The results of clinical testing and electrophysiological examination showed the typical character of movement disorders with the absence of tendon reflexes and signs of disautonomia as well as a decrease in M-response amplitude and phenomena of decrement with low frequency- and increment with high frequency stimulation...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623807/hiv-tat-excites-d1-receptor-like-expressing-neurons-from-rat-nucleus-accumbens
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G Cristina Brailoiu, Elena Deliu, Jeffrey L Barr, Linda M Console-Bram, Alexandra M Ciuciu, Mary E Abood, Ellen M Unterwald, Eugen Brailoiu
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 infection and drug abuse are frequently co-morbid and their association greatly increases the severity of HIV-1-induced neuropathology. While nucleus accumbens (NAcc) function is severely perturbed by drugs of abuse, little is known about how HIV-1 infection affects NAcc. METHODS: We used calcium and voltage imaging to investigate the effect of HIV-1 trans-activator of transcription (Tat) on rat NAcc. Based on previous neuronal studies, we hypothesized that Tat modulates intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis of NAcc neurons...
June 8, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608304/lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-lems-a-rare-autoimmune-presynaptic-disorder-often-associated-with-cancer
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Benedikt Schoser, Bruno Eymard, Joe Datt, Renato Mantegazza
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a rare autoimmune neuromuscular junction disorder that is related to the loss of functional P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) on presynaptic nerve terminals. Up to 60% of cases occur as a paraneoplastic disorder (SCLC-LEMS), most commonly in association with small cell lung cancer. The remaining cases have an idiopathic non-tumor etiology but are associated with underlying autoimmune disease (NT-LEMS). Patients with LEMS invariably experience progressive proximal muscle weakness, often accompanied by general fatigue and autonomic symptoms...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566750/mutation-spectrum-in-the-cacna1a-gene-in-49-patients-with-episodic-ataxia
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Cèlia Sintas, Oriel Carreño, Noèlia Fernàndez-Castillo, Roser Corominas, Marta Vila-Pueyo, Claudio Toma, Ester Cuenca-León, Isabel Barroeta, Carles Roig, Víctor Volpini, Alfons Macaya, Bru Cormand
Episodic ataxia is an autosomal dominant ion channel disorder characterized by episodes of imbalance and incoordination. The disease is genetically heterogeneous and is classified as episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2) when it is caused by a mutation in the CACNA1A gene, encoding the α1A subunit of the P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channel Cav2.1. The vast majority of EA2 disease-causing variants are loss-of-function (LoF) point changes leading to decreased channel currents. CACNA1A exonic deletions have also been reported in EA2 using quantitative approaches...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553205/dopamine-and-serotonin-induced-modulation-of-gabaergic-and-glutamatergic-transmission-in-the-striatum-and-basal-forebrain
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Toshihiko Momiyama, Takuma Nishijo
Catecholamine receptor-mediated modulation of glutamatergic or GABAergic transmission in the striatum as well as basal forebrain (BF) has been intensively studied during these two decades. In the striatum, activation of dopamine (DA) D2 receptors in GABAergic terminals inhibits GABA release onto cholinergic interneurons by selective blockade of N-type calcium channels. In the BF, glutamatergic transmission onto cholinergic projection neurons is inhibited via DA D1-like receptors by selective blockade of P/Q-type calcium channels...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512860/intrinsic-cellular-and-molecular-properties-of-in-vivo-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-are-altered-in-the-absence-of-key-synaptic-matrix-molecules
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Stephan Jansen, Christine Gottschling, Andreas Faissner, Denise Manahan-Vaughan
Hippocampal synaptic plasticity comprises a key cellular mechanism for information storage. In the hippocampus, both long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) are triggered by synaptic Ca(2+) -elevations that are typically mediated by the opening of voltage-gated cation channels, such as N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDAR), in the postsynaptic density. The integrity of the post-synaptic density is ensured by the extracellular matrix (ECM). Here, we explored whether synaptic plasticity is affected in adult behaving mice that lack the ECM proteins brevican, neurocan, tenascin-C, and tenascin-R (KO)...
August 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456310/deltamethrin-affects-the-expression-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-%C3%AE-1-subunits-and-the-locomotion-egg-laying-foraging-behavior-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Rune Zeng, Xing Yu, Xing Tan, Shan Ye, Zhong Ding
Deltamethrin belongs to the class of synthetic pyrethroids, which are being widely used as insecticides in agricultural practices. Voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) are the primary targets of these chemicals for toxicity to insects. Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) does not have VGSCs but is susceptible to deltamethrin. Recent findings have suggested that pyrethroids can affect voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs). However, it remains elusive whether deltamethrin induces toxicity to C. elegans via modulating the activity of VGCCs...
May 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411270/short-term-facilitation-at-a-detonator-synapse-requires-the-distinct-contribution-of-multiple-types-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channels
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Simon Chamberland, Alesya Evstratova, Katalin Tóth
Neuronal calcium elevations are shaped by several key parameters, including the properties, density, and the spatial location of voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs). These features allow presynaptic terminals to translate complex firing frequencies and tune the amount of neurotransmitter released. Although synchronous neurotransmitter release relies on both P/Q- and N-type VGCCs at hippocampal mossy fiber-CA3 synapses, the specific contribution of VGCCs to calcium dynamics, neurotransmitter release, and short-term facilitation remains unknown...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371832/timed-sequential-therapy-of-the-selective-t-type-calcium-channel-blocker-mibefradil-and-temozolomide-in-patients-with-recurrent-high-grade-gliomas
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Matthias Holdhoff, Xiaobu Ye, Jeffrey G Supko, Louis B Nabors, Arati S Desai, Tobias Walbert, Glenn J Lesser, William L Read, Frank S Lieberman, Martin A Lodge, Jeffrey Leal, Joy D Fisher, Serena Desideri, Stuart A Grossman, Richard L Wahl, David Schiff
Background: Mibefradil (MIB), previously approved for treatment of hypertension, is a selective T-type calcium channel blocker with preclinical activity in high-grade gliomas (HGGs). To exploit its presumed mechanism of impacting cell cycle activity (G1 arrest), we designed a phase I study to determine safety and the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of MIB when given sequentially with temozolomide (TMZ) in recurrent (r)HGG. Methods: Adult patients with rHGG ≥3 months from TMZ for initial therapy received MIB in 4 daily doses (q...
June 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348377/bilirubin-augments-ca-2-load-of-developing-bushy-neurons-by-targeting-specific-subtype-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channels
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Min Liang, Xin-Lu Yin, Hai-Bo Shi, Chun-Yan Li, Xin-Yi Li, Ning-Ying Song, Hao-Song Shi, Yi Zhao, Lu-Yang Wang, Shan-Kai Yin
Neonatal brain is particularly vulnerable to pathological levels of bilirubin which elevates and overloads intracellular Ca(2+), leading to neurotoxicity. However, how voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) are functionally involved in excess calcium influx remains unknown. By performing voltage-clamp recordings from bushy cells in the ventral cochlear nucleus (VCN) in postnatal rat pups (P4-17), we found the total calcium current density was more than doubled over P4-17, but the relative weight of VGCC subtypes changed dramatically, being relatively equal among T, L, N, P/Q and R-type at P4-6 to predominantly L, N, R over T and P/Q at P15-17...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330839/evolutionary-insights-into-t-type-ca-2-channel-structure-function-and-ion-selectivity-from-the-trichoplax-adhaerens-homologue
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Carolyn L Smith, Salsabil Abdallah, Yuen Yan Wong, Phuong Le, Alicia N Harracksingh, Liana Artinian, Arianna N Tamvacakis, Vincent Rehder, Thomas S Reese, Adriano Senatore
Four-domain voltage-gated Ca(2+) (Cav) channels play fundamental roles in the nervous system, but little is known about when or how their unique properties and cellular roles evolved. Of the three types of metazoan Cav channels, Cav1 (L-type), Cav2 (P/Q-, N- and R-type) and Cav3 (T-type), Cav3 channels are optimized for regulating cellular excitability because of their fast kinetics and low activation voltages. These same properties permit Cav3 channels to drive low-threshold exocytosis in select neurons and neurosecretory cells...
April 3, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290248/the-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-subunit-and-absence-epilepsy-beyond-calcium-channels
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Roberta Celli, Ines Santolini, Michela Guiducci, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Pasquale Parisi, Pasquale Striano, Roberto Gradini, Giuseppe Battaglia, Richard T Ngomba, Ferdinando Nicoletti
BACKGROUND: 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...
2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223480/in-vivo-imaging-reveals-that-pregabalin-inhibits-cortical-spreading-depression-and-propagation-to-subcortical-brain-structures
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Stuart M Cain, Barry Bohnet, Jeffrey LeDue, Andrew C Yung, Esperanza Garcia, John R Tyson, Sascha R A Alles, Huili Han, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Piotr Kozlowski, Brian A MacVicar, Terrance P Snutch
Migraine is characterized by severe headaches that can be preceded by an aura likely caused by cortical spreading depression (SD). The antiepileptic pregabalin (Lyrica) shows clinical promise for migraine therapy, although its efficacy and mechanism of action are unclear. As detected by diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) in wild-type (WT) mice, the acute systemic administration of pregabalin increased the threshold for SD initiation in vivo. In familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 mutant mice expressing human mutations (R192Q and S218L) in the CaV2...
February 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202361/pre-clinical-evaluation-of-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-blockers-derived-from-the-spider-p-%C3%A2-nigriventer-in-glioma-progression
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Natália Fontana Nicoletti, Thaís Cristina Erig, Rafael Fernandes Zanin, Marcelo Ricardo Roxo, Nelson Pires Ferreira, Marcus Vinicius Gomez, Fernanda Bueno Morrone, Maria Martha Campos
This study investigated the effects of P/Q- and N-type voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) blockers derived from P. nigriventer in glioma progression, by means of in vitro and in vivo experiments. Glioma cells M059J, U-138MG and U-251MG were used to evaluate the antiproliferative effects of P/Q- and N-type VGCC inhibitors PhTx3-3 and Phα1β from P. nigriventer (0.3-100 pM), in comparison to MVIIC and MVIIA from C. magus (0.3-100 pM), respectively. The toxins were also analyzed in a glioma model induced by implantation of GL261 mouse cells...
April 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167673/ubiquitin-ligase-rnf138-promotes-episodic-ataxia-type-2-associated-aberrant-degradation-of-human-cav2-1-p-q-type-calcium-channels
#18
Ssu-Ju Fu, Chung-Jiuan Jeng, Chia-Hao Ma, Yi-Jheng Peng, Chi-Ming Lee, Ya-Ching Fang, Yi-Ching Lee, Sung-Chun Tang, Meng-Chun Hu, Chih-Yung Tang
Voltage-gated CaV2.1 channels comprise a pore-forming α1A subunit with auxiliary α2δ and β subunits. CaV2.1 channels play an essential role in regulating synaptic signaling. Mutations in the human gene encoding the CaV2.1 subunit are associated with the cerebellar disease episodic ataxia type 2 (EA2). Several EA2-causing mutants exhibit impaired protein stability and exert dominant-negative suppression of CaV2.1 wild-type (WT) protein expression via aberrant proteasomal degradation. Here, we set out to delineate the protein degradation mechanism of human CaV2...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096552/novel-missense-variant-of-cacna1a-gene-in-a-slovak-family-with-episodic-ataxia-type-2
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Andrea Petrovicova, Miroslav Brozman, Egon Kurca, Tibor Gobo, Jana Dluha, Klaudia Kalmarova, Vladimir Nosal, Martina Hikkelova, Adriana Krajciova, Tatiana Burjanivova, Stefan Sivak
INTRODUCTION: Episodic ataxias (EAs) are rare dominantly inherited neurological disorders characterized by recurrent episodes of ataxia lasting minutes to hours. The most common subtype is EA type 2 (EA2) caused by pathogenic variants of calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1 A gene (CACNA1A) on chromosome 19p13. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We examined a Slovak three-generation family. Genomic DNA of the family members was extracted from peripheral blood and amplified by polymerase chain reaction...
January 13, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093215/melanocortin-4-receptor-constitutive-activity-inhibits-l-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-in-neurons
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F Agosti, S Cordisco Gonzalez, V Martinez Damonte, M J Tolosa, N Di Siervi, H B Schioth, C Davio, M Perello, J Raingo
The melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that is expressed in several brain nuclei playing a crucial role in the regulation of energy balance controlling the homeostasis of the organism. It displays both agonist-evoked and constitutive activity, and moreover, it can couple to different G proteins. Most of the research on MC4R has been focused on agonist-induced activity, while the molecular and cellular basis of MC4R constitutive activity remains scarcely studied. We have previously shown that neuronal N-type voltage-gated calcium channels (CaV2...
January 16, 2017: Neuroscience
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