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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355786/upregulation-of-calcium-channel-alpha-2-delta-1-subunit-in-dorsal-horn-contributes-to-spinal-cord-injury-induced-tactile-allodynia
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Kazuki Kusuyama, Toshiya Tachibana, Hiroki Yamanaka, Masamichi Okubo, Shinichi Yoshiya, Koichi Noguchi
BACKGROUND CONTEX: Spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly results not only in motor paralysis but also in the emergence of neuropathic pain, both of which can impair the quality of life for SCI patients. In the clinical field, it is well known that pregabalin, which binds to the voltage-gated calcium channel α2δ-1subunit has therapeutic effects on neuropathic pain after SCI. A Previous study has demonstrated that SCI increased α2δ-1 in L4-6 dorsal spinal cord of SCI rats by Western blot analysis and that the increase of α2δ-1 was correlated with tactile allodynia of the hind paw...
January 16, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355717/localization-and-promotion-of-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-bioactivity-on-extracellular-matrix-mimetic-chondroitin-sulfate-functionalized-calcium-phosphate-cement-scaffolds
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Baolin Huang, Zihan Wu, Sai Ding, Yuan Yuan, Changsheng Liu
Localization of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) with continuous and effective osteogenic stimulation is still a great challenge in the field of bone regeneration. To achieve this aim, rhBMP-2 was tethered on chondroitin sulfate (CS)-functionalized calcium phosphate cement (CPC) scaffolds through specific noncovalent interactions. CS, one of the core glycosaminoglycans, was covalently conjugated onto CPC scaffolds with the assistance of polydopamine (PDA) and further immobilized rhBMP-2 in a biomimetic form...
January 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355388/muscle-structure-and-gene-expression-in-pectoralis-major-muscle-in-response-to-deep-pectoral-myopathy-induction-in-fast-and-slow-growing-commercial-broilers
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S Yalcin, K Şahin, M Tuzcu, G Bilgen, S Özkan, G T İzzetoğlu, R Işik
1. The objective of this study was to determine muscle structure and gene expression in pectoralis major (p. major) muscle of broilers in response to deep pectoral myopathy (DPM) induction. 2. A total of 160 chickens from slow- and fast-growing broilers were raised under same conditions. Half of the broilers from each strain were encouraged to wing flap when they reached to 2800 g body weight. Pectoralis minor (p. minor) muscle of the broilers was inspected for the occurrence of DPM and p. major samples were collected from broilers with or without DPM...
January 22, 2018: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353067/antinociception-of-the-spirocyclopiperazinium-salt-compound-lxm-15-via-activating-%C3%AE-7-nachr-and-m4-machr-and-inhibiting-camkii%C3%AE-camp-creb-cgrp-signalling-pathway-in-mice
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Hua Yang, Qi Sun, Yingying Liang, Yimin Jiang, Runtao Li, Jia Ye
The aim of this study was to investigate the analgesic effect of the spirocyclopiperazinium salt compound LXM-15 by intragastric administration in thermal and chemical pain models and further to elucidate the possible molecular mechanisms. The results showed that LXM-15 exerted significant antinociception in hot-plate test, formalin test and acetic acid writhing test. Western blot analysis showed that LXM-15 significantly reduced the upregulation of phosphorylation of calcium/calmodulin -dependent protein kinaseⅡα (CaMKIIα) and cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB), and further decreased the elevation of calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and spinal cord in mice...
January 15, 2018: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352220/soce-induced-calcium-overload-regulates-autophagy-in-acute-pancreatitis-via-calcineurin-activation
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Zhen-Dong Zhu, Tao Yu, Hua-Jing Liu, Jing Jin, Jun He
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an acute inflammatory process of the pancreas that is characterized by inflammation, edema, vacuolization and necrosis, which has significant morbidity and lethality. The pathogenesis of AP has not been established completely. An early and critical feature of AP is the aberrant signaling of Calcium (Ca2+) within the pancreatic acinar cell, termed Ca2+ overload. Store-operated Ca2+ (SOC) channels are the principal Ca2+ influx channels that contribute to Ca2+ overload in pancreatic acinar cells...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351810/identify-down-syndrome-transcriptome-associations-using-integrative-analysis-of-microarray-database-and-correlation-interaction-network
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Min Chen, Jiayan Wang, Yingjun Luo, Kailing Huang, Xiaoshun Shi, Yanhui Liu, Jin Li, Zhengfei Lai, Shuya Xue, Haimei Gao, Allen Chen, Dunjin Chen
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have previously been emerged as key players in a series of biological processes. Dysregulation of lncRNA is correlated to human diseases including neurological disorders. Here, we developed a multi-step bioinformatics analysis to study the functions of a particular Down syndrome-associated gene DSCR9 including the lncRNAs. The method is named correlation-interaction-network (COIN), based on which a pipeline is implemented. Co-expression gene network analysis and biological network analysis results are presented...
January 19, 2018: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351471/editorial-focus-on-h-00540-2017r1-when-higher-cholesterol-is-better-membrane-cholesterol-loss-and-endothelial-calcium-signaling
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John C Huetsch, Karthik Suresh, Larissa A Shimoda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351465/emerging-potential-benefits-of-modulating-nad-metabolism-in-cardiovascular-disease
#8
Daniel S Matasic, Charles Brenner, Barry London
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and related metabolites are central mediators of fuel oxidation and bioenergetics within cardiomyocytes. Additionally, NAD+ is required for the activity of multifunctional enzymes including sirtuins and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) that regulate post-translational modifications, DNA damage responses, and calcium signaling. Recent research indicates that NAD+ participates in a multitude of processes dysregulated in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, supplementation of NAD+ precursors including nicotinamide riboside (NR) that boost or replete the NAD+ metabolome may be cardioprotective...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351125/central-inhibition-of-granulocyte-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-is-analgesic-in-experimental-neuropathic-pain
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Louise S C Nicol, Peter Thornton, Jon P Hatcher, Colin P Glover, Carl I Webster, Matthew Burrell, Kessia Hammett, Clare A Jones, Matthew A Sleeman, Andrew Billinton, Iain Chessell
With less than 50% of patients responding to the current standard of care and poor efficacy and selectivity of current treatments, neuropathic pain continues to be an area of considerable unmet medical need. Biological therapeutics such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) provide better intrinsic selectivity; however, delivery to the central nervous system (CNS) remains a challenge. Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is well described in inflammation-induced pain, and early-phase clinical trials evaluating its antagonism have exemplified its importance as a peripheral pain target...
January 16, 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350681/aav-9-mediated-phosphatase-1-inhibitor-1-overexpression-improves-cardiac-contractility-in-unchallenged-mice-but-is-deleterious-in-pressure-overload
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D M Schwab, L Tilemann, R Bauer, M Heckmann, A Jungmann, M Wagner, J Burgis, C Vettel, H A Katus, A El-Armouche, O J Müller
The downregulation of β-adrenergic receptors (β-AR) and decreased cAMP-dependent protein kinase activity in failing hearts results in decreased phosphorylation and inactivation of phosphatase-inhibitor-1 (I-1), a distal amplifier element of β-adrenergic signaling, leading to increased protein phosphatase 1 activity and dephosphorylation of key phosphoproteins, including phospholamban. Downregulated and hypophosphorylated I-1 likely contributes to β-AR desensitization; therefore its modulation is a promising approach in heart failure treatment...
January 19, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350453/late-cretaceous-marine-arthropods-relied-on-terrestrial-organic-matter-as-a-food-source-geochemical-evidence-from-the-coon-creek-lagerst%C3%A3-tte-in-the-mississippi-embayment
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M B Vrazo, A F Diefendorf, B E Crowley, A D Czaja
The Upper Cretaceous Coon Creek Lagerstätte of Tennessee, USA, is known for its extremely well-preserved mollusks and decapod crustaceans. However, the depositional environment of this unit, particularly its distance to the shoreline, has long been equivocal. To better constrain the coastal proximity of the Coon Creek Formation, we carried out a multiproxy geochemical analysis of fossil decapod (crab, mud shrimp) cuticle and associated sediment from the type section. Elemental analysis and Raman spectroscopy confirmed the presence of kerogenized carbon in the crabs and mud shrimp; carbon isotope (δ13 C) analysis of bulk decapod cuticle yielded similar mean δ13 C values for both taxa (-25...
January 19, 2018: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350343/syringic-acid-a-phenolic-acid-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-by-stimulation-of-runx2-expression-and-targeting-of-smad7-by-mir-21-in-mouse-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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B Arumugam, K Balagangadharan, N Selvamurugan
Syringic acid (SA), a phenolic acid, has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for treating diabetes but its role in osteogenesis has not yet been investigated. In the present study, at the molecular and cellular levels, we evaluated the effects of SA on osteoblast differentiation. At the cellular level, there was increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and calcium deposition by SA treatment in mouse mesenchymal stem cells (mMSCs). At the molecular level, SA treatment of these cells stimulated expression of Runx2, a bone transcription factor, and of osteoblast differentiation marker genes such as ALP, type I collagen, and osteocalcin...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348887/rna-seq-expression-profiling-of-rat-mcao-model-following-reperfusion-orexin-a
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Chun-Mei Wang, Yan-You Pan, Ming-Hui Liu, Bao-Hua Cheng, Bo Bai, Jing Chen
Orexin-A is a neuropeptide with potent neuroprotective activity towards cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, but few studies have attempted to elucidate the mechanism. Herein, we performed global gene expression profiling of the hippocampus following reperfusion with Orexin-A using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq). RNA-seq identified 649 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the Orexin-A group compared with saline controls (I/R group), of which 149 were up-regulated and 500 were down-regulated. DEGs were confirmed using qRT-PCR, their molecular functions, biological processes and molecular components were explored using Gene Ontology (GO) analysis and 206 KEGG pathways were associated with Orexin-A treatment...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348870/n%C3%AE%C2%B5-carboxymethyl-lysine-promotes-calcium-deposition-in-vsmcs-via-intracellular-oxidative-stress-induced-pdk4-activation-and-alters-glucose-metabolism
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Wen-Qi Ma, Xi-Qiong Han, Ying Wang, Xin Wang, Yi Zhu, Nai-Feng Liu
Diabetes and vascular calcification are intrinsically linked. We previously reported that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) accelerate calcium deposition in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) via excessive oxidative stress. However, the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase 4 (PDK4) is an important mitochondrial matrix enzyme in cellular energy metabolism. Since hyperactivation of PDK4 has been reported in calcified vessels and in patients with diabetes mellitus, inhibition of PDK4 expression may be a strategy for the prevention of diabetic vascular calcification...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348572/areca-nut-extracts-mobilize-calcium-and-release-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-from-various-immune-cells
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Malika Faouzi, Ram P Neupane, Jian Yang, Philip Williams, Reinhold Penner
Betel nut consumption has significant implications for the public health globally, as the wide-spread habit of Areca chewing throughout Asia and the Pacific is associated with a high prevalence of oral carcinoma and other diseases. Despite a clear causal association of betel nut chewing and oral mucosal diseases, the biological mechanisms that link Areca nut-contained molecules, inflammation and cancer remain underexplored. In this study we show that the whole Areca nut extract (ANE) is capable of mobilizing Ca2+ in various immune cell lines...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348267/toll-like-receptor-9-dependent-ampk%C3%AE-activation-occurs-via-tak1-and-contributes-to-rhoa-rock-signaling-and-actin-polymerization-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Cameron G McCarthy, Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau, Safia Ogbi, Theodora Szasz, R Clinton Webb
Traditionally, Toll-like receptor (TLR)9 signals through a MyD88-dependent cascade that results in pro-inflammatory gene transcription. Recently it was reported that TLR9 also participates in a stress tolerance signaling cascade in non-immune cells. In this non-canonical pathway, TLR9 binds to and inhibits sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase 2 (SERCA2), modulating intracellular calcium handling, and subsequently resulting in the activation of 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)α. We have previously reported TLR9 causes increased contraction in isolated arteries; however, the mechanisms underlying this vascular dysfunction need to be further clarified...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346769/switching-on-depression-and-potentiation-in-the-cerebellum
#17
Andrew R Gallimore, Taegon Kim, Keiko Tanaka-Yamamoto, Erik De Schutter
Long-term depression (LTD) and long-term potentiation (LTP) in the cerebellum are important for motor learning. However, the signaling mechanisms controlling whether LTD or LTP is induced in response to synaptic stimulation remain obscure. Using a unified model of LTD and LTP at the cerebellar parallel fiber-Purkinje cell (PF-PC) synapse, we delineate the coordinated pre- and postsynaptic signaling that determines the direction of plasticity. We show that LTP is the default response to PF stimulation above a well-defined frequency threshold...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346716/neuropeptide-af-induces-piecemeal-degranulation-in-murine-mucosal-mast-cells-a-new-mediator-in-neuro-immune-communication-in-the-intestinal-lamina-propria
#18
Nada Abdellah, Samuel Van Remoortel, Omnia Mohey-Elsaeed, Mohamed-Nabil Mostafa, Yasser A Ahmed, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Roeland Buckinx
Neuropeptides AF (NPAF), FF (NPFF) and SF (NPSF) are RFamide neuropeptides known to be widely expressed in the mammalian central nervous system, where they fulfill a wide range of functions with pain modulation being the most prominent one. Recent evidence indicates that RFamides act as mediators in mast cell-sensory nerve communications related to allergic disease. Previous work by our group has shown that the expression levels of some members of the Mas-related gene receptor (Mrgpr) family in both enteric neurons and mucosal mast cells change during intestinal inflammation...
January 18, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346432/retraction-virulent-diuraphis-noxia-aphids-over-express-calcium-signaling-proteins-to-overcome-defenses-of-aphid-resistant-wheat-plants
#19
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345372/truncation-of-neurokinin-1-receptor-negative-regulation-of-substance-p-signaling
#20
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Sergei Spitsin, Vasiliki Pappa, Steven D Douglas
Substance P (SP) is a tachykinin peptide, which triggers intracellular signaling in the nervous and immune systems, as well as, other local and systemic events. The interaction between SP and its receptor, neurokinin-1 receptor (NK1R), results in major downstream cellular actions, which include changes in calcium fluxes, ERK, and p21-activated kinase phosphorylation and NFκB activation. Two naturally occurring variants of the NK1R, the full-length, 407 aa receptor (NK1R-F) and the truncated, 311 aa isoform (NK1R-T), mediate the actions of SP...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
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