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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913981/age-dependent-expression-of-nav1-9-channels-in-medial-prefrontal-cortex-mpfc-pyramidal-neurons-in-rats
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Maciej Gawlak, Bartłomiej Szulczyk, Adam Berlowski, Katarzyna Grzelka, Anna Stachurska, Justyna Pelka, Katarzyna Czarzasta, Maciej Malecki, Przemyslaw Kurowski, Ewa Nurowska, Pawel Szulczyk
Developmental changes that occur in the prefrontal cortex during adolescence alter behavior. These behavioral alterations likely stem from changes in prefrontal cortex neuronal activity, which may depend on the properties and expression of ion channels. Nav1.9 sodium channels conduct a Na(+) current that is TTX resistant with a low threshold and noninactivating over time. The purpose of this study was to assess the presence of Nav1.9 channels in medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) layer II and V pyramidal neurons in young (20-day-old), late adolescent (60-day-old) and adult (6-7-month-old) rats...
September 15, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880874/discovery-and-mode-of-action-of-a-novel-analgesic-%C3%AE-toxin-from-the-african-spider-ceratogyrus-darlingi
#2
Silmara R Sousa, Joshua S Wingerd, Andreas Brust, Christopher Bladen, Lotten Ragnarsson, Volker Herzig, Jennifer R Deuis, Sebastien Dutertre, Irina Vetter, Gerald W Zamponi, Glenn F King, Paul F Alewood, Richard J Lewis
Spider venoms are rich sources of peptidic ion channel modulators with important therapeutical potential. We screened a panel of 60 spider venoms to find modulators of ion channels involved in pain transmission. We isolated, synthesized and pharmacologically characterized Cd1a, a novel peptide from the venom of the spider Ceratogyrus darlingi. Cd1a reversibly paralysed sheep blowflies (PD50 of 1318 pmol/g) and inhibited human Cav2.2 (IC50 2.6 μM) but not Cav1.3 or Cav3.1 (IC50 > 30 μM) in fluorimetric assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867800/ciguatoxins-evoke-potent-cgrp-release-by-activation-of-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-subtypes-nav1-9-nav1-7-and-nav1-1
#3
Filip Touska, Simon Sattler, Philipp Malsch, Richard J Lewis, Peter W Reeh, Katharina Zimmermann
Ciguatoxins (CTXs) are marine toxins that cause ciguatera fish poisoning, a debilitating disease dominated by sensory and neurological disturbances that include cold allodynia and various painful symptoms as well as long-lasting pruritus. Although CTXs are known as the most potent mammalian sodium channel activator toxins, the etiology of many of its neurosensory symptoms remains unresolved. We recently described that local application of 1 nM Pacific Ciguatoxin-1 (P-CTX-1) into the skin of human subjects induces a long-lasting, painful axon reflex flare and that CTXs are particularly effective in releasing calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) from nerve terminals...
August 30, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863150/a-single-markov-type-kinetic-model-accounting-for-the-macroscopic-currents-of-all-human-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-isoforms
#4
Pietro Balbi, Paolo Massobrio, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski
Modelling ionic channels represents a fundamental step towards developing biologically detailed neuron models. Until recently, the voltage-gated ion channels have been mainly modelled according to the formalism introduced by the seminal works of Hodgkin and Huxley (HH). However, following the continuing achievements in the biophysical and molecular comprehension of these pore-forming transmembrane proteins, the HH formalism turned out to carry limitations and inconsistencies in reproducing the ion-channels electrophysiological behaviour...
September 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860087/pro-excitatory-alterations-in-sodium-channel-activity-facilitate-subiculum-neuron-hyperexcitability-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#5
Bryan S Barker, Aradhya Nigam, Matteo Ottolini, Ronald P Gaykema, Nicholas J Hargus, Manoj K Patel
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a common form of adult epilepsy involving the limbic structures of the temporal lobe. Subiculum neurons act to provide a major output from the hippocampus and consist of a large population of endogenously bursting excitatory neurons. In TLE, subiculum neurons are largely spared, become hyperexcitable and show spontaneous epileptiform activity. The basis for this hyperexcitability is unclear, but is likely to involve alterations in the expression levels and function of various ion channels...
August 30, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804613/novel-derivatives-of-phthalimide-with-potent-anticonvulsant-activity-in-ptz-and-mes-seizure-models
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Asghar Davood, Maryam Iman, Hanieh Pouriaiee, Hamed Shafaroodi, Sepideh Akhbari, Leila Azimidoost, Erfan Imani, Somaieh Rahmatpour
OBJECTIVES: Phthalimide-based derivatives have anticonvulsant activity like as phenytoin by inhibition of sodium channel. In our previously research we mentioned about some phthalimide derivatives as potent anticonvulsant agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen analogs of 2-substituted phthalimide pharmacophore were synthesized and then were evaluated for the anticonvulsant activities in pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures (PTZ) and maximal electroshock seizure (MES) models...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710467/human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes-cultured-in-3d-engineered-heart-tissue-show-physiological-upstroke-velocity-and-sodium-current-density
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Marc D Lemoine, Ingra Mannhardt, Kaja Breckwoldt, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Frederik Flenner, Bärbel Ulmer, Marc N Hirt, Christiane Neuber, András Horváth, Benjamin Kloth, Hermann Reichenspurner, Stephan Willems, Arne Hansen, Thomas Eschenhagen, Torsten Christ
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) are a promising tool for drug testing and modelling genetic disorders. Abnormally low upstroke velocity is a current limitation. Here we investigated the use of 3D engineered heart tissue (EHT) as a culture method with greater resemblance to human heart tissue in comparison to standard technique of 2D monolayer (ML) format. INa was measured in ML or EHT using the standard patch-clamp technique. INa density was ~1.8 fold larger in EHT (-18...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683073/high-throughput-electrophysiological-assays-for-voltage-gated-ion-channels-using-syncropatch-768pe
#8
Tianbo Li, Gang Lu, Eugene Y Chiang, Tania Chernov-Rogan, Jane L Grogan, Jun Chen
Ion channels regulate a variety of physiological processes and represent an important class of drug target. Among the many methods of studying ion channel function, patch clamp electrophysiology is considered the gold standard by providing the ultimate precision and flexibility. However, its utility in ion channel drug discovery is impeded by low throughput. Additionally, characterization of endogenous ion channels in primary cells remains technical challenging. In recent years, many automated patch clamp (APC) platforms have been developed to overcome these challenges, albeit with varying throughput, data quality and success rate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676440/severe-bone-loss-and-multiple-fractures-in-scn8a-related-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Tim Rolvien, Sebastian Butscheidt, Anke Jeschke, Axel Neu, Jonas Denecke, Christian Kubisch, Miriam H Meisler, Klaus Pueschel, Florian Barvencik, Timur Yorgan, Ralf Oheim, Thorsten Schinke, Michael Amling
Mutations in the SCN8A gene encoding the neuronal voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.6 are known to be associated with epileptic encephalopathy type 13. We identified a novel de novo SCN8A mutation (p.Phe360Ala, c.1078_1079delTTinsGC, Exon 9) in a 6-year-old girl with epileptic encephalopathy accompanied by severe juvenile osteoporosis and multiple skeletal fractures, similar to three previous case reports. Skeletal assessment using dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and serum analyses revealed a combined trabecular and cortical bone loss syndrome with elevated bone resorption...
July 1, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558976/chronic-exposure-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-in-vivo-induces-hyperalgesia-upregulates-sodium-channel-gene-expression-and-alters-the-cellular-electrophysiology-of-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#10
Bradford D Fischer, Cojen Ho, Igor Kuzin, Andrea Bottaro, Michael E O'Leary
The goal of these studies was to investigate the links between chronic exposure to the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF), hyperalgesia and the excitability of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) sensory neurons. We employed transgenic mice that constitutively express TNF (TNFtg mice), a well-established model of chronic systemic inflammation. At 6 months of age, TNFtg mice demonstrated increased sensitivity to both mechanical and thermal heat stimulation relative to aged-matched wild-type controls...
July 13, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554967/basal-late-sodium-current-is-a-significant-contributor-to-the-duration-of-action-potential-of-guinea-pig-ventricular-myocytes
#11
Yejia Song, Luiz Belardinelli
In cardiac myocytes, an enhancement of late sodium current (INaL) under pathological conditions is known to cause prolongation of action potential duration (APD). This study investigated the contribution of INaL under basal, physiological conditions to the APD Whole-cell INaL and the APD of ventricular myocytes isolated from healthy adult guinea pigs were measured at 36°C. The INaL inhibitor GS967 or TTX was applied to block INaL The amplitude of basal INaL and the APD at 50% repolarization in myocytes stimulated at a frequency of 0...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530638/sodium-channel-nav1-9-mutations-associated-with-insensitivity-to-pain-dampen-neuronal-excitability
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Jianying Huang, Carlos G Vanoye, Alison Cutts, Y Paul Goldberg, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Charles J Cohen, Stephen G Waxman, Alfred L George
Voltage-gated sodium channel (NaV) mutations cause genetic pain disorders that range from severe paroxysmal pain to a congenital inability to sense pain. Previous studies on NaV1.7 and NaV1.8 established clear relationships between perturbations in channel function and divergent clinical phenotypes. By contrast, studies of NaV1.9 mutations have not revealed a clear relationship of channel dysfunction with the associated and contrasting clinical phenotypes. Here, we have elucidated the functional consequences of a NaV1...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522215/blocking-voltage-gated-sodium-channels-as-a-strategy-to-suppress-pathological-cough
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Hui Sun, Marian Kollarik, Bradley J Undem
Pathological cough is thought to be secondary to inappropriate activation of vagal sensory nerves. Sensory nerves can be activated by a large number of disparate stimuli. The most relevant stimuli to block for effective anti-tussive therapy likely depend on the specific underlying pathology that is leading to the coughing. Blocking voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV) will prevent action potential initiation and conduction and therefore prevent sensory communication between the airways and brainstem. In so doing, they would be expected to inhibit evoked cough independently of the nature of the stimulus and underlying pathology...
May 15, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450535/sodium-channel-nav1-8-underlies-ttx-resistant-axonal-action-potential-conduction-in-somatosensory-c-fibers-of-distal-cutaneous-nerves
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Amanda H Klein, Alina Vyshnevska, Timothy V Hartke, Roberto De Col, Joseph L Mankowski, Brian Turnquist, Frank Bosmans, Peter W Reeh, Martin Schmelz, Richard W Carr, Matthias Ringkamp
Voltage-gated sodium (NaV) channels are responsible for the initiation and conduction of action potentials within primary afferents. The nine NaV channel isoforms recognized in mammals are often functionally divided into tetrodotoxin (TTX)-sensitive (TTX-s) channels (NaV1.1-NaV1.4, NaV1.6-NaV1.7) that are blocked by nanomolar concentrations and TTX-resistant (TTX-r) channels (NaV1.8 and NaV1.9) inhibited by millimolar concentrations, with NaV1.5 having an intermediate toxin sensitivity. For small-diameter primary afferent neurons, it is unclear to what extent different NaV channel isoforms are distributed along the peripheral and central branches of their bifurcated axons...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326938/mechanisms-of-nerve-growth-factor-signaling-in-bone-nociceptors-and-in-an-animal-model-of-inflammatory-bone-pain
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Sara Nencini, Mitchell Ringuet, Dong-Hyun Kim, Yu-Jen Chen, Claire Greenhill, Jason J Ivanusic
Sequestration of nerve growth factor has been used successfully in the management of pain in animal models of bone disease and in human osteoarthritis. However, the mechanisms of nerve growth factor-induced bone pain and its role in modulating inflammatory bone pain remain to be determined. In this study, we show that nerve growth factor receptors (TrkA and p75) and some other nerve growth factor-signaling molecules (TRPV1 and Nav1.8, but not Nav1.9) are expressed in substantial proportions of rat bone nociceptors...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298073/electro-acupuncture-modulated-mir-214-prevents-neuronal-apoptosis-by-targeting-bax-and-inhibits-sodium-channel-nav1-3-expression-in-rats-after-spinal-cord-injury
#16
Jing Liu, Yaochi Wu
Electro-acupuncture (EA) has been proven to contribute towards neurologic and functional recoveries in spinal cord injury (SCI), but the underlying mechanism remains largely unknown especially regarding the effects of preventing neuronal apoptosis and alleviating neuropathic pain involved in the development of EA. In this study, we evaluated the effect of EA treatment in an animal model of SCI using the Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB) score method, lesion volume by cresyl violet staining and neuronal apoptosis by TUNEL staining...
May 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284503/renal-denervation-regulates-the-atrial-arrhythmogenic-substrates-through-reverse-structural-remodeling-in-heart-failure-rabbit-model
#17
Shinya Yamada, Li-Wei Lo, Yu-Hui Chou, Wei-Lun Lin, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Shih-Ann Chen
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) causes atrial remodeling and increases the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF). Renal denervation (RDN) has been shown to decrease the development of AF. This study aimed to identify the effects of RDN on the atrial arrhythmogenic substrates in HF. METHODS: Rabbits were classified into four groups: control (n=9), RDN (n=10), HF (n=6) and HF-RDN (n=9). Surgical and chemical RDN was approached through bilateral retroperitoneal flank incisions in RDN and HF-RDN...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225079/multiple-sodium-channel-isoforms-mediate-the-pathological-effects-of-pacific-ciguatoxin-1
#18
Marco C Inserra, Mathilde R Israel, Ashlee Caldwell, Joel Castro, Jennifer R Deuis, Andrea M Harrington, Angelo Keramidas, Sonia Garcia-Caraballo, Jessica Maddern, Andelain Erickson, Luke Grundy, Grigori Y Rychkov, Katharina Zimmermann, Richard J Lewis, Stuart M Brierley, Irina Vetter
Human intoxication with the seafood poison ciguatoxin, a dinoflagellate polyether that activates voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV), causes ciguatera, a disease characterised by gastrointestinal and neurological disturbances. We assessed the activity of the most potent congener, Pacific ciguatoxin-1 (P-CTX-1), on NaV1.1-1.9 using imaging and electrophysiological approaches. Although P-CTX-1 is essentially a non-selective NaV toxin and shifted the voltage-dependence of activation to more hyperpolarising potentials at all NaV subtypes, an increase in the inactivation time constant was observed only at NaV1...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216001/loperamide-inhibits-sodium-channels-to-alleviate-inflammatory-hyperalgesia
#19
Ying Wu, Beiyan Zou, Lingli Liang, Min Li, Yuan-Xiang Tao, Haibo Yu, Xiaoliang Wang, Min Li
Previous studies demonstrated that Loperamide, originally known as an anti-diarrheal drug, is a promising analgesic agent primarily targeting mu-opioid receptors. However some evidences suggested that non-opioid mechanisms may be contributing to its analgesic effect. In the present study, Loperamide was identified as a Nav1.7 blocker in a pilot screen. In HEK293 cells expressing Nav1.7 sodium channels, Loperamide blocked the resting state of Nav1.7 channels (IC50 = 1.86 ± 0.11 μM) dose-dependently and reversibly...
February 16, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106092/pharmacological-characterisation-of-the-highly-nav1-7-selective-spider-venom-peptide-pn3a
#20
Jennifer R Deuis, Zoltan Dekan, Joshua S Wingerd, Jennifer J Smith, Nehan R Munasinghe, Rebecca F Bhola, Wendy L Imlach, Volker Herzig, David A Armstrong, K Johan Rosengren, Frank Bosmans, Stephen G Waxman, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Pierre Escoubas, Michael S Minett, Macdonald J Christie, Glenn F King, Paul F Alewood, Richard J Lewis, John N Wood, Irina Vetter
Human genetic studies have implicated the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 as a therapeutic target for the treatment of pain. A novel peptide, μ-theraphotoxin-Pn3a, isolated from venom of the tarantula Pamphobeteus nigricolor, potently inhibits NaV1.7 (IC50 0.9 nM) with at least 40-1000-fold selectivity over all other NaV subtypes. Despite on-target activity in small-diameter dorsal root ganglia, spinal slices, and in a mouse model of pain induced by NaV1.7 activation, Pn3a alone displayed no analgesic activity in formalin-, carrageenan- or FCA-induced pain in rodents when administered systemically...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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