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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149324/pyrethroid-insecticide-cypermethrin-modulates-gonadotropin-synthesis-via-calcium-homeostasis-and-erk1-2-signaling-in-l%C3%AE-t2-mouse-pituitary-cells
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Feixue Li, Huihui Ma, Jing Liu
Pyrethroids are a class of widely used insecticides. Cypermethrin (CP) is one of most commonly used pyrethroid insecticides and its residue has been frequently detected in environmental media. Our recent animal study reported that early postnatal exposure to CP induced an increase in serum levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) as well as the expression of gonadotropin subunit genes [chorionic gonadotropin α (CGα), LHβ and FSHβ] in pituitary tissues. In this study, we further investigated the precise mechanism by which CP at concentrations of 1-100 nM affected the synthesis of gonadotropins using a murine pituitary gonadotropic cell line LβT2...
November 15, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143784/primary-cilium-dependent-signaling-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Rajasekharreddy Pala, Nedaa Alomari, Surya M Nauli
Primary cilia are hair-like organelles and play crucial roles in vertebrate development, organogenesis, health, and many genetic disorders. A primary cilium is a mechano-sensory organelle that responds to mechanical stimuli in the micro-environment. A cilium is also a chemosensor that senses chemical signals surrounding a cell. The overall function of a cilium is therefore to act as a communication hub to transfer extracellular signals into intracellular responses. Although intracellular calcium has been one of the most studied signaling messengers that transmit extracellular signals into the cells, calcium signaling by various ion channels remains a topic of interest in the field...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143140/impact-of-conventional-medical-therapy-on-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-turnover-in-adult-patients-with-x-linked-hypophosphatemia-a-6-year-prospective-cohort-study
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Vikram Vinod Shanbhogue, Stinus Hansen, Niklas Rye Jørgensen, Signe Sparre Beck-Nielsen
X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is a rare, inheritable disorder manifesting as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. While conventional medical treatment with oral phosphate and alfacalcidol is recommended in childhood, it is undecided whether adults should continue therapy. The aim of this 6-year prospective study was to determine the impact of conventional medical treatment on areal bone mineral density (aBMD), bone turnover markers (BTMs) and measures of calcium homeostasis in 27 adult patients with XLH, 11 of whom received medical treatment...
November 15, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142063/first-person-arijita-ghosh
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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Arijita Ghosh is the first author on "Leucine-rich repeat-containing 8B protein is associated with the endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+) leak in HEK293 cells", published in Journal of Cell Science. Arijita is a PhD student in the laboratory of Amal Kanti Bera at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, investigating the role of leucine-rich repeat-containing 8 proteins in cellular calcium homeostasis...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137892/role-of-pyrophosphate-in-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Daniel Azpiazu, Sergio Gonzalo, Emilio González-Parra, Jesús Egido, Ricardo Villa-Bellosta
Vascular calcification is a pathology characterized by the deposition of calcium-phosphate in cardiovascular structures, mainly in the form of hydroxyapatite crystals, resulting in ectopic calcification. It is correlated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction in diabetic patients and in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Vascular smooth muscle cells are sensitive to changes in inorganic phosphate (Pi) levels. They are able to adapt and modify some of their functions and promote changes which trigger calcification...
November 11, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136400/changes-in-bone-turnover-and-calcium-homeostasis-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-in-mammals-a-meta-analysis
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Diego A Torres, Mariella B Freitas, Reggiani V Gonçalves
Large amounts of calcium are required during pregnancy and lactation to support fetal and neonatal bone growth and calcification. An inadequate supply of calcium during these stages can lead to unsuccessful reproduction or impaired offspring fitness. During reproduction, female mammals undergo numerous physiological changes, including adaptations to allow an adequate supply of calcium. The lack of quantitative studies analysing these physiological changes from a comparative perspective limits our ability to explain and understand these adaptations...
November 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135157/-calciuria-as-a-metabolic-marker-for-various-conditions-and-diseases
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L V Egshatyan, N G Mokrysheva
The article analyzes the literature on the features of human calcium homeostasis. The authors describe the etiopathogenetic role of calcitropic hormones, the plasma and urine acid-base status, various ions, lifestyle and nutrition and other factors contributing to hypercalciuria due to increased intestinal absorption, bone resorption, impairment of tubular calcium reabsorption, etc. They discuss the role of calciuria as a factor in forming urinary calculi and present their own observations.
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133976/bisphosphonates-atherosclerosis-and-vascular-calcification-update-and-systematic-review-of-clinical-studies
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REVIEW
Carla Caffarelli, Andrea Montagnani, Ranuccio Nuti, Stefano Gonnelli
Background: Epidemiologic and clinical data have suggested the existence of a biologic linkage between the bone system and the vascular system. Bisphosphonates (BPs) are effective inhibitors of bone resorption and are currently considered the drugs of choice for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and related fractures. Data from several publications have suggested that BPs may also be effective in reducing the atherosclerotic process and vascular calcification, but the results of these studies are contrasting...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133124/proteomic-approaches-to-uncover-the-flooding-and-drought-stress-response-mechanisms-in-soybean
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REVIEW
Xin Wang, Setsuko Komatsu
Soybean is the important crop with abundant protein, vegetable oil, and several phytochemicals. With such predominant values, soybean is cultivated with a long history. However, flooding and drought stresses exert deleterious effects on soybean growth. The present review summarizes the morphological changes and affected events in soybean exposed to such extreme-water conditions. Sensitive organ in stressed soybean at different-developmental stages is presented based on protein profiles. Protein quality control and calcium homeostasis in the endoplasmic reticulum are discussed in soybean under both stresses...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131158/ucp1-independent-signaling-involving-serca2b-mediated-calcium-cycling-regulates-beige-fat-thermogenesis-and-systemic-glucose-homeostasis
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Kenji Ikeda, Qianqian Kang, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Joao Paulo Camporez, Hiroko Maki, Mayu Homma, Kosaku Shinoda, Yong Chen, Xiaodan Lu, Pema Maretich, Kazuki Tajima, Kolapo M Ajuwon, Tomoyoshi Soga, Shingo Kajimura
Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) plays a central role in nonshivering thermogenesis in brown fat; however, its role in beige fat remains unclear. Here we report a robust UCP1-independent thermogenic mechanism in beige fat that involves enhanced ATP-dependent Ca(2+) cycling by sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2b (SERCA2b) and ryanodine receptor 2 (RyR2). Inhibition of SERCA2b impairs UCP1-independent beige fat thermogenesis in humans and mice as well as in pigs, a species that lacks a functional UCP1 protein...
November 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130968/immunohistochemical-localization-of-calbindin-d28k-parvalbumin-and-calretinin-in-the-superior-olivary-complex-of-circling-mice
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Jin-Koo Lee, Dhiraj Maskey, Myeung Ju Kim
The circling mouse serves as a hearing loss model. It has spontaneous tmie gene mutations that cause hair cell and cochlear degeneration. However, little is known about the role of the tmie gene in superior olivary complex (SOC) regions, in which sound information from the two ears is integrated and primarily relayed to the nuclei of the lateral lemniscus and inferior colliculus. Several studies have reported that abnormal calcium (Ca2+) homeostasis is associated with the pathology of hearing loss. This study investigated the distribution of Ca2+-binding proteins (CaBPs), such as calbindin D28k, parvalbumin, and calretinin, in the SOC of the circling mouse on postnatal day 16...
November 4, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130489/angiotensin-1-7-modulates-electrophysiological-characteristics-and-calcium-homeostasis-in-pulmonary-veins-cardiomyocytes-via-mas-pi3k-enos-signaling-pathway
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Yen-Yu Lu, Wen-Shiann Wu, Yung-Kuo Lin, Chen-Chuan Cheng, Yao-Chang Chen, Shih-Ann Chen, Yi-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia, and pulmonary veins (PVs) play a critical role in triggering AF. Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) regulates calcium (Ca(2+) ) homeostasis and also plays a critical role in cardiovascular pathophysiology. However, the role of Ang-(1-7) in PV arrhythmogenesis remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Conventional microelectrodes, whole-cell patch-clamp, and the Fluo-3 fluorimetric ratio technique were used to record ionic currents and intracellular Ca(2+) in isolated rabbit PV preparations, and in single isolated PV cardiomyocytes, before and after administration of Ang-(1-7)...
November 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129774/crosstalk-between-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-brain-inflammation-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Luis E Santos, Sergio T Ferreira
While most often noted for its cognitive symptoms, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is, at its core, a disease of protein misfolding/aggregation, with an intriguing inflammatory component. Defective clearance and/or abnormal production of the amyloid-β peptide (Aβ), and its ensuing accumulation and aggregation, underlie two hallmark features of AD: brain accumulation of insoluble protein deposits known as amyloid or senile plaques, and buildup of soluble Aβ oligomers (AβOs), diffusible toxins linked to synapse dysfunction and memory impairment...
November 9, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129621/tdcpp-protects-cardiomyocytes-from-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-induced-apoptosis-through-mitigating-calcium-overload-and-promotion-gsk-3%C3%AE-phosphorylation
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Xiju He, Shoutian Li, Xiaoxia Fang, Yanhong Liao
TDCPP, Tris (1, 3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate belongs to a group of chemicals known as triester organophosphate flame retardants, It can alter calcium homeostasis at much lower concentrations in normal conditions, but the mechanism is unclear till now. Calcium overload is a leading cause of apoptosis in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, thus how to mitigate Ca(2+)-overload is deserved to be investigated. We therefore hypothesized that TDCPP could attenuate cardiomyocytes apoptosis in I/R injury...
November 9, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129281/the-essential-roles-of-metal-ions-in-insect-homeostasis-and-physiology
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REVIEW
Julian At Dow
Metal ions play distinct roles in living organisms, including insects. Some, like sodium and potassium, are central players in osmoregulation and 'blood and guts' transport physiology, and have been implicated in cold adaptation. Calcium is a key player as a second messenger, and as a structural element. Other metals, particularly those with multiple redox states, can be cofactors in many metalloenzymes, but can contribute to toxic oxidative stress on the organism in excess. This short review selects some examples where classical knowledge has been supplemented with recent advances, in order to emphasize the importance of metals as essential nutrients for insect survival...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129275/how-micronutrients-influence-the-physiology-of-mosquitoes
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REVIEW
Crisalejandra Rivera-Pérez, Mark E Clifton, Fernando G Noriega
Micronutrients or non-energetic nutrients (NEN) are needed in reduced amounts, but are essential for many mosquito physiological processes that influence biological traits from vector competence to reproductive capacity. The NEN include amino acids (AA), vitamins, salts, metals and sterols. Free AA plays critical roles controlling most physiological processes, from digestion to reproduction. Particularly proline connects metabolic pathways in energy production, flight physiology and ammonia detoxification. Metal, in particular iron and calcium, salts, sterol and vitamin homeostasis are critical for cell signaling, respiration, metabolism and reproduction...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128492/expression-of-potassium-dependent-sodium-calcium-exchanger-in-the-murine-lens
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Alicia De Maria, Haiqing Zhao, Steven Bassnett
Loss of intracellular calcium homeostasis may contribute to the opacification of lens tissue during cortical cataract formation. In healthy lenses, the concentration of intracellular calcium is maintained at levels far below electrochemical equilibrium but the identity of the calcium extrusion mechanism in lens fiber cells has remained elusive. Previous studies focused on the role of plasma membrane calcium ATPases and sodium-calcium exchangers. Here, we examined the expression of mRNA transcripts encoding potassium-dependent sodium-calcium exchangers (Nckx's, encoded by the Slc24 gene family) in the mouse lens...
November 9, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128354/angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-regulates-mitochondrial-function-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Ting-Ting Shi, Fang-Yuan Yang, Chang Liu, Xi Cao, Jing Lu, Xue-Lian Zhang, Ming-Xia Yuan, Chen Chen, Jin-Kui Yang
Mitochondrial metabolism plays an essential role in the regulation of insulin release and glucose homeostasis. Evidence demonstrated that the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) participates in the regulation of glucose metabolism, however, its role in mitochondrial metabolism remains unclear. The purpose of our study was to determine if ACE2 can regulate mitochondrial function in pancreatic β-cells. We found that ACE2 over-expression restored glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) in the presence of H2O2 in INS-1 cells...
November 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127708/calcimimetic-and-calcilytic-therapies-for-inherited-disorders-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-signalling-pathway
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REVIEW
Fadil M Hannan, Mie K Olesen, Rajesh V Thakker
THE CALCIUM-SENSING RECEPTOR (CAS RECEPTOR) PLAYS A PIVOTAL ROLE IN EXTRACELLULAR CALCIUM HOMEOSTASIS AND GERMLINE LOSS- AND GAIN-OF-FUNCTION MUTATIONS CAUSE FAMILIAL HYPOCALCIURIC HYPERCALCAEMIA (FHH) AND AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT HYPOCALCAEMIA (ADH), RESPECTIVELY. CAS RECEPTOR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN THE PARATHYROID GLANDS IS LIKELY REGULATED BY G-PROTEIN SUBUNIT Α11 (GΑ11) AND ADAPTOR-RELATED PROTEIN COMPLEX-2 SIGMA SUBUNIT (AP2Σ), AND RECENT STUDIES HAVE IDENTIFIED GERMLINE MUTATIONS OF THESE PROTEINS AS A CAUSE OF FHH AND/OR ADH...
November 11, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124976/rethinking-mercury-the-role-of-selenium-in-the-pathophysiology-of-mercury-toxicity
#20
Henry A Spiller
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence that the pathophysiological target of mercury is in fact selenium, rather than the covalent binding of mercury to sulfur in the body's ubiquitous sulfhydryl groups. The role of selenium in mercury poisoning is multifaceted, bidirectional, and central to understanding the target organ toxicity of mercury. METHODS: An initial search was performed using Medline/PubMed, Toxline, Google Scholar, and Google for published work on mercury and selenium...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
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