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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429538/finding-a-partner-in-the-ocean-molecular-and-evolutionary-bases-of-the-response-to-sexual-cues-in-a-planktonic-diatom
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Swaraj Basu, Shrikant Patil, Daniel Mapleson, Monia Teresa Russo, Laura Vitale, Cristina Fevola, Florian Maumus, Raffaella Casotti, Thomas Mock, Mario Caccamo, Marina Montresor, Remo Sanges, Maria Immacolata Ferrante
Microalgae play a major role as primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. Cell signalling regulates their interactions with the environment and other organisms, yet this process in phytoplankton is poorly defined. Using the marine planktonic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata, we investigated the cell response to cues released during sexual reproduction, an event that demands strong regulatory mechanisms and impacts on population dynamics. We sequenced the genome of P. multistriata and performed phylogenomic and transcriptomic analyses, which allowed the definition of gene gains and losses, horizontal gene transfers, conservation and evolutionary rate of sex-related genes...
April 21, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428931/the-role-of-renal-proximal-tubule-transport-in-the-regulation-of-blood-pressure
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REVIEW
Shoko Horita, Motonobu Nakamura, Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Atsushi Suzuki, Yukio Homma, Masaomi Nangaku
The electrogenic sodium/bicarbonate cotransporter 1 (NBCe1) on the basolateral side of the renal proximal tubule plays a pivotal role in systemic acid-base homeostasis. Mutations in the gene encoding NBCe1 cause severe proximal renal tubular acidosis accompanied by other extrarenal symptoms. The proximal tubule reabsorbs most of the sodium filtered in the glomerulus, contributing to the regulation of plasma volume and blood pressure. NBCe1 and other sodium transporters in the proximal tubule are regulated by hormones, such as angiotensin II and insulin...
March 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424739/rapid-screening-of-potential-phosphodiesterase-inhibitors-from-the-roots-of-ilex-pubescens-hook-et-arn-using-a-combination-of-ultrafiltration-and-lc-ms
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Zichen Liu, Zongtao Lin, Shizhong Chen, Lingjun Wang, Shaoxiang Xian
The cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) plays an important role in regulating the levels of second messenger molecules cAMP and cGMP. Various PDE inhibitors have been successfully developed into drugs for targeted diseases. In addition, PDE inhibitors can also be found in different foods and natural medicines. In this study, ultrafiltration liquid chromatography-diode-array detector-electrospray ionization-ion-trap-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (ultrafiltration LC-DAD-ESI-IT-TOF-MS) was applied to screen PDE inhibitors from the roots of Ilex pubescens Hook...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420163/beneficial-effects-of-melatonin-on-the-in-vitro-maturation-of-sheep-oocytes-and-its-relation-to-melatonin-receptors
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Xiuzhi Tian, Feng Wang, Lu Zhang, Changjiu He, Pengyun Ji, Jing Wang, Zhenzhen Zhang, Dongying Lv, Wusiman Abulizi, Xuguang Wang, Zhengxing Lian, Guoshi Liu
(1) Background: The binding sites of melatonin, as a multifunctional molecule, have been identified in human, porcine, and bovine samples. However, the binding sites and mechanisms of melatonin have not been reported in sheep; (2) Methods: Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were cultured in TCM-199 supplemented with melatonin at concentrations of 0, 10(-3), 10(-5), 10(-7), 10(-9), and 10(-11) M. Melatonin receptors (MT1 and MT2) were evaluated via immunofluorescence and Western blot. The effects of melatonin on cumulus cell expansion, nuclear maturation, embryo development, and related gene (GDF9, DNMT1, PTX3, HAS2, and EGFR) expression were investigated...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417342/adipose-tissue-derived-stem-cell-therapy-for-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Quan-Liang Hou, Meng-Ying Ge, Cheng-da Zhang, Dan-Dan Tian, Lian-Ke Wang, Hui-Zi Tian, Wen-Hua Wang, Wei-Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to systematically assess the effect of adipose tissue-derived stem cell (ADSC) therapy and its influential factors on the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in rats. METHODS: Two authors independently searched for published studies through PubMed and EMBASE from study inception until August 31, 2016. A meta-analysis was used to combine the effect estimate from the published studies. A subgroup analysis was performed to identify the effect of some influential factors...
April 17, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416225/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-overexpression-ameliorates-hepatorenal-fibrocystic-disease-in%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-rat%C3%A2-model-of-polycystic-kidney-disease
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Sara J Holditch, Claire A Schreiber, Peter C Harris, Nicholas F LaRusso, Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Alessandro Cataliotti, Vicente E Torres, Yasuhiro Ikeda
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) involves progressive hepatorenal cyst expansion and fibrosis, frequently leading to end-stage renal disease. Increased vasopressin and cAMP signaling, dysregulated calcium homeostasis, and hypertension play major roles in PKD progression. The guanylyl cyclase A agonist, B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP), stimulates cGMP and shows anti-fibrotic, anti-hypertensive, and vasopressin-suppressive effects, potentially counteracting PKD pathogenesis. Here, we assessed the impacts of guanylyl cyclase A activation on PKD progression in a rat model of PKD...
April 14, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414103/apoptosis-induction-of-poly-s-nitrosated-human-serum-albumin-in-resistant-solid-tumor-under-hypoxia-can-be-restored-by-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition
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Mayumi Ikeda, Yu Ishima, Victor T G Chuang, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Ryo Kinoshita, Hiroshi Watanabe, Tatsuhiro Ishida, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
Poly-S-nitrosated human serum albumin (Poly-SNO-HSA) delivered and accumulated nitric oxide (NO) in tumors and induces apoptosis. Tumor hypoxia is strongly associated with malignant progression and tumor resistance to therapy. In this study, we examined the cytotoxic effect of Poly-SNO-HSA under hypoxia on the murine colon 26 adenocarcinoma (C26) cells in vitro and in vivo. Under hypoxia, at about 4 times LD50 dose of Poly-SNO-HSA in vitro, the reactive oxygen species production was hindered but apoptotic cells were induced via cGMP pathway as the effect was suppressed by a soluble guanylate cyclase inhibitor, NS2028...
April 13, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414037/spatio-temporal-regulation-of-connexin43-phosphorylation-and-gap-junction-dynamics
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Joell L Solan, Paul D Lampe
Gap junctions are specialized membrane domains containing tens to thousands of intercellular channels. These channels permit exchange of small molecules (<1000Da) including ions, amino acids, nucleotides, metabolites and secondary messengers (e.g., calcium, glucose, cAMP, cGMP, IP3) between cells. The common reductionist view of these structures is that they are composed entirely of integral membrane proteins encoded by the 21 member connexin human gene family. However, it is clear that the normal physiological function of this structure requires interaction and regulation by a variety of proteins, especially kinases...
April 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410199/chronic-intratracheal-application-of-the-soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-stimulator-bay-41-8543-ameliorates-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
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Matthieu Amirjanians, Bakytbek Egemnazarov, Akylbek Sydykov, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Ralf Brandes, Himal Luitel, Kabita Pradhan, Johannes-Peter Stasch, Gorden Redlich, Norbert Weissmann, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Hossein Ghofrani, Ralph Schermuly
Dysfunction of the NO/sGC/cGMP signaling pathway has been implicated in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Therefore, agents stimulating cGMP synthesis via sGC are important therapeutic options for treatment of PH patients. An unwanted effect of this novel class of drugs is their systemic hypotensive effect. We tested the hypothesis that aerosolized intra-tracheal delivery of the sGC stimulator BAY41-8543 could diminish its systemic vasodilating effect.Pharmacodynamics and -kinetics of BAY41-8543 after single intra-tracheal delivery was tested in healthy rats...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405672/glucagon-like-peptide-1-related-peptides-increase-nitric-oxide-effects-to-reduce-platelet-activation
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Cristina Barale, Simona Buracco, Franco Cavalot, Chiara Frascaroli, Angelo Guerrasio, Isabella Russo
Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is object of intensive investigation for not only its metabolic effects but also the protective vascular actions. Since platelets exert a primary role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, inflammation and vascular complications, we investigated whether GLP-1 directly influences platelet reactivity. For this purpose, in platelets from 72 healthy volunteers we evaluated GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) expression and the effects of a 15-minute incubation with the native form GLP-1(7-36), the N-terminally truncated form GLP-1(9-36) and the GLP-1 analogue Liraglutide (100 nmol/l) on: i) aggregation induced by collagen or arachidonic acid (AA); ii) platelet function under shear stress; iii) cGMP and cAMP synthesis and cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG)-induced Vasodilator-Stimulated-Phosphoprotein (VASP) phosphorylation; iv) activation of the signalling molecules Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase (PI3-K)/Akt and Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK)/ERK-1/2; and v) oxidative stress...
April 13, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404873/sulfhydration-associated-phosphodiesterase-5a-dimerization-mediates-vasorelaxant-effect-of-hydrogen-sulfide
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Yan Sun, Yaqian Huang, Wen Yu, Siyao Chen, Qiuyu Yao, Chunyu Zhang, Dingfang Bu, Chaoshu Tang, Junbao Du, Hongfang Jin
The study was designed to examine if the vasorelaxant effect of hydrogen sulfide was mediated by sulfhydration-associated phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A dimerization. The thoracic aorta of rat was separated and the vasorelaxant effects were examined with in vitro vascular perfusion experiments. The dimerization and sulfhydration of PDE 5A and soluble guanylatecyclase (sGC) were measured. PDE 5A and protein kinase G (PKG) activities were tested. Intracellular cGMP content was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400233/identification-of-acylation-products-in-shape-chemistry
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Chaoqi Lin, Salomé Poyer, Loussiné Zargarian, Jean-Yves Salpin, Philippe Fossé, Olivier Mauffret, Juan Xie
SHAPE chemistry (selective 2'-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension) has been developed to specifically target flexible nucleotides (often unpaired nucleotides) independently to their purine or pyrimidine nature for RNA secondary structure determination. However, to the best of our knowledge, the structure of 2'-O-acylation products has never been confirmed by NMR or X-ray data. We have realized the acylation reactions between cNMP and NMIA under SHAPE chemistry conditions and identified the acylation products using standard NMR spectroscopy and LC-MS/MS experiments...
April 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396839/inhibition-of-the-tgf%C3%AE-signalling-pathway-by-cgmp-and-cgmp-dependent-kinase-i-in-renal-fibrosis
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Elisabeth Schinner, Veronika Wetzl, Andrea Schramm, Frieder Kees, Peter Sandner, Johannes-Peter Stasch, Franz Hofmann, Jens Schlossmann
Agents that enhance production of nitric oxide (NO) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) ameliorate the progression of renal fibrosis. However, the molecular mechanism of this process is not fully understood. We hypothesize that the antifibrotic effects of cGMP and cGMP-dependent kinase I (cGKI) are mediated via regulation of the TGFβ signalling pathway, both via ERK and the Smad-dependent route. Kidney fibrosis was induced by unilateral ureter obstruction (UUO) in wild-type and cGKI-deficient (cGKI-KO) mice...
April 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396341/bioactivity-of-oral-linaclotide-in-human-colorectum-for-cancer-chemoprevention
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David S Weinberg, Jieru E Lin, Nathan R Foster, Gary J Della'Zanna, Asad Umar, Drew K Seisler, Walter K Kraft, David M Kastenberg, Leo C Katz, Paul J Limburg, Scott A Waldman
Guanylate cyclase C (GUCY2C) is a tumor suppressing receptor silenced by loss of expression of its luminocrine hormones guanylin and uroguanylin early in colorectal carcinogenesis. This observation suggests oral replacement with a GUCY2C agonist may be an effective targeted chemoprevention agent. Linaclotide is an FDA approved oral GUCY2C agonist formulated for gastric release, inducing fluid secretion into the small bowel to treat chronic idiopathic constipation. The ability of oral linaclotide to induce a pharmacodynamic response in epithelial cells of the colorectum in humans remains undefined...
April 10, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390080/changes-in-acute-pulmonary-vascular-responsiveness-to-hypoxia-during-a-progressive-ascent-to-high-altitude-5-300%C3%A2-m
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Andrew M Luks, Denny Levett, Daniel S Martin, Christopher Goss, Kay Mitchell, Bernadette O Fernandez, Martin Feelisch, Michael P Grocott, Erik R Swenson
We sought to determine whether changes in pulmonary artery pressure responses to hypoxia suggestive of vascular remodeling occur during progressive exposure to high altitude and whether such alterations are related to changes in concentrations of circulating biomarkers with known or suspected actions on the pulmonary vasculature during ascent. We measured tricuspid valve transvalvular pressure gradients (TVPG) in healthy volunteers breathing air at sea level (London, UK) and under hypoxic conditions simulating the PI O2 at two locations in Nepal, Namche Bazaar (NB, elevation 3,500 m) and Everest Base Camp (EBC, elevation 5,300 m)...
April 8, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386068/salvia-fruticosa-induces-vasorelaxation-in-rat-isolated-thoracic-aorta-role-of-the-pi3k-akt-enos-no-cgmp-signaling-pathway
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M Akhtar Anwar, Ali A Samaha, Samar Ballan, Alaaeldin I Saleh, Rabah Iratni, Ali H Eid
Salvia fruticosa (SF) Mill. is traditionally used for its antihypertensive actions. However, little is known about its pharmacologic and molecular mechanisms of action. Here we determined the effects of an ethanolic extract of SF leaves on rings of isolated thoracic aorta from Sprague-Dawley rats. Our results show that SF extract increased nitric oxide production and relaxed endothelium-intact rings in a dose-dependent (0.3 µg/ml-1 mg/ml) manner, and the maximum arterial relaxation (Rmax) was significantly reduced with endothelium denudation...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382697/the-no-cgmp-pathway-in-duodenal-motor-mechano-and-chemosensory-responses-to-acid-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study-with-sildenafil-in-healthy-volunteers
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K J Lee, H Vanheel, T Vanuytsel, R Vos, J Tack
BACKGROUND: Altered duodenal sensorimotor responses to acid have been reported in a subset of patients with functional dyspepsia. To investigate whether NO is involved in these abnormalities, the effect of sildenafil (activates the NO pathway) on duodenal motor and sensory responses to acid in healthy humans was evaluated. METHODS: A barostat-manometry catheter including an infusion tube was positioned in the duodenum of 12 healthy volunteers. Duodenal motility and dyspeptic symptoms were evaluated during the whole study...
April 6, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381695/enhancement-of-nitric-oxide-production-is-responsible-for-minimal-intimal-hyperplasia-of-autogenous-rabbit-arterial-grafts
#18
Koki Tabata, Kimihiro Komori, Ryo Otsuka, Junko Kajikuri, Takeo Itoh
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelium induces smooth muscle cell (SMC) relaxation mainly mediated by endothelium-derived nitric oxide (EDNO) and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor (EDHF). It has previously been reported that functions of these endothelium factors have been greatly impaired in vein grafts. The present study was undertaken to determine whether the functions of EDNO and EDHF might be altered in artery graft.Methods and Results:In rabbits, the right carotid artery was excised and implanted in its original position as an autogenous graft ("artery graft") and the non-operated left carotid artery served as the "control artery"...
April 5, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381519/balance-between-s-nitrosylation-and-denitrosylation-modulates-myoblast-proliferation-independently-of-soluble-guanylyl-cyclase-activation
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Aline M S Yamashita, Maryana T C Ancillotti, Luciana P Rangel, Marcio Fontenele, Cicero Figueiredo-Freitas, Ana C Possidonio, Carolina P Soares, Martha M Sorenson, Claudia Mermelstein, Leonardo Nogueira
Nitric oxide (NO) contributes to myogenesis by regulating the transition between myoblast proliferation and fusion through cGMP signaling. NO can form S-nitrosothiols (RSNO), which control signaling pathways in many different cell types. However, neither the role of RSNO content nor its regulation by the denitrosylase activity of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) during myogenesis is understood. Here, we used primary cultures of chick embryonic skeletal muscle cells to investigate whether changes in intracellular RSNO alter proliferation and fusion of myoblasts in the presence and absence of cGMP...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379353/two-pathways-of-rod-photoreceptor-cell-death-induced-by-elevated-cgmp
#20
Tian Wang, Stephen H Tsang, Jeannie Chen
Cyclic-GMP is a second messenger in phototransduction, a G-protein signaling cascade that conveys photon absorption by rhodopsin to a change in current at the rod photoreceptor outer segment plasma membrane. Basal cGMP level is strictly controlled by the opposing actions of phosphodiesterase (PDE6) and retinal guanylyl cyclases (GCs), and mutations in genes that disrupt cGMP homeostasis leads to retinal degeneration in humans through mechanisms that are incompletely understood. The purpose of this study is to examine two distinct cellular targets of cGMP: the cGMP-gated (CNG) channels and protein kinase G (PRKG), and how each may contribute to rod cell death...
April 3, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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