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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229425/dynamic-analysis-on-the-calcium-oscillation-model-considering-the-influences-of-mitochondria
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Xiang Li, Suxia Zhang, Xijun Liu, Xiaojing Wang, Anqi Zhou, Peng Liu
Based on the model considering the influences of mitochondria, a further theoretical study on the dynamic behaviors of calcium signals is made. First of all, the reason for the generation and disappearance of calcium oscillations is verified in theory. Second, an analysis on the model considering the influences of mitochondria and the model neglecting the influences of mitochondria is carried out. Third, β (representing calcium leak) is introduced and it can be found that with the increase of β, the Hopf bifurcation points of system move towards the decreasing direction of μ (representing stimulus intensity) and calcium oscillations region gradually decreases...
December 8, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175952/modulation-of-ether-%C3%A3-go-go-related-gene-erg-current-governs-intrinsic-persistent-activity-in-rodent-neocortical-pyramidal-cells
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Edward D Cui, Ben W Strowbridge
While cholinergic receptor activation has long been known to dramatically enhance the excitability of cortical neurons, the cellular mechanisms responsible for this effect are not well understood. We used intracellular recordings in rat (both sexes) neocortical brain slices to assess the ionic mechanisms supporting persistent firing modes triggered by depolarizing stimuli following cholinergic receptor activation. We found multiple lines of evidence suggesting that a component of the underlying hyperexcitability associated with persistent firing reflects a reduction in the standing (leak) K+ current mediated by Ether-à-go-go-Related Gene (ERG) channels...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163222/an-update-on-sec61-channel-functions-mechanisms-and-related-diseases
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REVIEW
Sven Lang, Stefan Pfeffer, Po-Hsien Lee, Adolfo Cavalié, Volkhard Helms, Friedrich Förster, Richard Zimmermann
The membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of nucleated human cells harbors the protein translocon, which facilitates membrane integration or translocation of almost every newly synthesized polypeptide targeted to organelles of the endo- and exocytotic pathway. The translocon comprises the polypeptide-conducting Sec61 channel and several additional proteins and complexes that are permanently or transiently associated with the heterotrimeric Sec61 complex. This ensemble of proteins facilitates ER targeting of precursor polypeptides, modification of precursor polypeptides in transit through the Sec61 complex, and Sec61 channel gating, i...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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/29131377/new-insights-of-subfertility-among-transplanted-women-immunosuppressive-drug-fk506-leads-to-calcium-leak-and-oocyte-activation-before-fertilization
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Linlin Liu, Man Yang, Naiqiang Wang, Li Li, Zi-Jiang Chen, Cong Zhang
FKBP12, known as FK506 binding protein, binds to immunosuppressive drug FK506, which must be taken by patients who received organ transplant. The side effect of FK506 is that women have difficulties in bearing a baby, so it is important to find the reason of their subfertility. This research explored the expression of FKBP12 in pre-implantation embryos and investigated its potential effect on reproduction. The results demonstrate that FKBP12 had good co-localization with endoplasmic reticulum and inositol-1, 4, 5- trisphosphate receptor in pre-implantation stages...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101654/inflammatory-bowel-disease-effects-on-bone-and-mechanisms
#6
Francisco A Sylvester
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with decreased bone mass and alterations in bone geometry from the time of diagnosis, before anti-inflammatory therapy is instituted. Deficits in bone mass can persist despite absence of symptoms of active IBD. The effects of IBD on the skeleton are complex. Protein-calorie malnutrition, inactivity, hypogonadism, deficits in calcium intake and vitamin D consumption and synthesis, stunted growth in children, decreased skeletal muscle mass, and inflammation all likely play a role...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100094/de-novo-mutations-in-slc25a24-cause-a-disorder-characterized-by-early-aging-bone-dysplasia-characteristic-face-and-early-demise
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Karin Writzl, Ales Maver, Lidija Kovačič, Paula Martinez-Valero, Laura Contreras, Jorgina Satrustegui, Marco Castori, Laurence Faivre, Pablo Lapunzina, André B P van Kuilenburg, Slobodanka Radović, Christel Thauvin-Robinet, Borut Peterlin, Araceli Del Arco, Raoul C Hennekam
A series of simplex cases have been reported under various diagnoses sharing early aging, especially evident in congenitally decreased subcutaneous fat tissue and sparse hair, bone dysplasia of the skull and fingers, a distinctive facial gestalt, and prenatal and postnatal growth retardation. For historical reasons, we suggest naming the entity Fontaine syndrome. Exome sequencing of four unrelated affected individuals showed that all carried the de novo missense variant c.649C>T (p.Arg217Cys) or c.650G>A (p...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030236/long-term-aerobic-exercise-in-calsequestrin2-knockout-mice-accentuates-vagal-antagonism-during-%C3%AE-adrenergic-stimulation-which-restricts-heart-rate-acceleration-and-paradoxically-increases-abnormal-ryanodine-receptor-calcium-leak-in-ventricular-myocytes
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Hsiang-Ting Ho, Senthil Thambidorai, Björn C Knollmann, George E Billman, Sandor Györke, Anuradha Kalyanasundaram
BACKGROUND: Long-term aerobic exercise alters autonomic balance, which may not be favorable in heart rate (HR)-dependent arrhythmic diseases including catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) because of preexisting bradycardia and increased sensitivity to parasympathetic stimulation. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether long-term exercise-induced autonomic adaptations modify CPVT susceptibility. METHODS: We determined exercise-induced parasympathetic effects on HR, arrhythmia incidence, and intracellular sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca(2+) leak in atrial (ACM) and ventricular (VCM) cardiomyocytes, in exercised (EX) calsequestrin knockout (CASQ2(-/-)) mice, a model of CPVT...
October 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972132/leucine-rich-repeat-containing-8b-lrrc8b-protein-is-associated-with-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-leak-in-hek293-cells
#9
Arijita Ghosh, Nitin Khandelwal, Arvind Kumar, Amal Kanti Bera
Leucine-rich repeat-containing 8 (LRRC8) proteins have been proposed to be originated from the combination of a channel protein pannexin, and a leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domain. Five paralogs of LRRC8, namely LRRC8A, B, C, D and E have been reported. LRRC8A has been shown to be instrumental in cell swelling. We have identified LRRC8B as a key player in cellular Ca(2+) signaling network. Overexpression of human LRRC8B in HEK293 cells reduced Ca(2+) level in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). LRRC8B overexpressed cells exhibited lesser release of ER-Ca(2+) in response to ATP, carbachol and intracellular administration of IP3 LRRC8B knockdown cells showed slower depletion of the ER-Ca(2+) stores when sarco-endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase was blocked with thapsigargin (TG), while overexpression of LRRC8B had opposite effect...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968387/dopamine-negatively-modulates-the-nca-ion-channels-in-c-elegans
#10
Irini Topalidou, Kirsten Cooper, Laura Pereira, Michael Ailion
The NALCN/NCA ion channel is a cation channel related to voltage-gated sodium and calcium channels. NALCN has been reported to be a sodium leak channel with a conserved role in establishing neuronal resting membrane potential, but its precise cellular role and regulation are unclear. The Caenorhabditis elegans orthologs of NALCN, NCA-1 and NCA-2, act in premotor interneurons to regulate motor circuit activity that sustains locomotion. Recently we found that NCA-1 and NCA-2 are activated by a signal transduction pathway acting downstream of the heterotrimeric G protein Gq and the small GTPase Rho...
October 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859293/impaired-calcium-homeostasis-is-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-death-and-arrhythmias-in-a-genetic-equivalent-mouse-model-of-the-human-hrc-ser96ala-variant
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Christos Tzimas, Daniel M Johnson, Demetrio J Santiago, Elizabeth Vafiadaki, Demetrios A Arvanitis, Constantinos H Davos, Aimilia Varela, Nikolaos C Athanasiadis, Constantinos Dimitriou, Michalis Katsimpoulas, Stephan Sonntag, Mariya Kryzhanovska, Doron Shmerling, Stephan E Lehnart, Karin R Sipido, Evangelia G Kranias, Despina Sanoudou
Aims: The histidine-rich calcium-binding protein (HRC) Ser96Ala variant has previously been identified as a potential biomarker for ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Herein, the role of this variant in cardiac pathophysiology is delineated through a novel mouse model, carrying the human mutation in the homologous mouse position. Methods and results: The mouse HRC serine 81, homologous to human HRC serine 96, was mutated to alanine, using knock-in gene targeting...
September 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851804/fkbp-association-with-ryr-channels-effect-of-clic2-binding-on-sub-conductance-opening-and-fkbp-binding
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Spencer J Richardson, Gregory A Steele, Esther M Gallant, Alexander Lam, Charles E Schwartz, Philip G Board, Marco G Casarotto, Nicole A Beard, Angela F Dulhunty
Ryanodine receptor (RyR) calcium channels are central to striated muscle function and influence signalling in neurones and other cell types. Beneficially low RyR activity and maximum conductance opening may be stabilised when RyRs bind to FK506 binding proteins (FKBPs) and destabilised by FKBP dissociation, with submaximal opening during RyR hyperactivity associated with myopathies and neurological disorders. However this is debated and quantitative evidence is lacking. Here we have measured altered FKBP binding to RyRs and submaximal activity with addition of wild-type (WT) CLIC2, an inhibitory RyR ligand, or its H101Q mutant that hyperactivates RyRs, likely causing cardiac and intellectual abnormalities...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808978/the-role-of-negative-conductances-in-neuronal-subthreshold-properties-and-synaptic-integration
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REVIEW
Cesar C Ceballos, Antonio C Roque, Ricardo M Leão
Based on passive cable theory, an increase in membrane conductance produces a decrease in the membrane time constant and input resistance. Unlike the classical leak currents, voltage-dependent currents have a nonlinear behavior which can create regions of negative conductance, despite the increase in membrane conductance (permeability). This negative conductance opposes the effects of the passive membrane conductance on the membrane input resistance and time constant, increasing their values and thereby substantially affecting the amplitude and time course of postsynaptic potentials at the voltage range of the negative conductance...
October 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802269/removal-of-soluble-strontium-via-incorporation-into-biogenic-carbonate-minerals-by-halophilic-bacterium-bacillus-sp-strain-tk2d-in-a-highly-saline-solution
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Takumi Horiike, Yuma Dotsuta, Yuriko Nakano, Asumi Ochiai, Satoshi Utsunomiya, Toshihiko Ohnuki, Mitsuo Yamashita
Radioactive strontium ((90)Sr) leaked into saline environments, including the ocean, from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after a nuclear accident. Since the removal of (90)Sr using general adsorbents (e.g., zeolite) is not efficient at high salinity, a suitable alternative immobilization method is necessary. Therefore, we incorporated soluble Sr into biogenic carbonate minerals generated by urease-producing microorganisms from a saline solution. An isolate, Bacillus sp. strain TK2d, from marine sediment removed >99% of Sr after contact for 4 days in a saline solution (1...
October 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748204/data-on-effects-of-rotenone-on-calcium-retention-capacity-respiration-and-activities-of-respiratory-chain-complexes-i-and-ii-in-isolated-rat-brain-mitochondria
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Evelina Rekuviene, Laima Ivanoviene, Vilmante Borutaite, Ramune Morkuniene
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Rotenone decreases ischemia-induced injury by inhibiting mitochondrial permeability transition in mature brains" (Rekuviene et al., 2017) [1]. Data in this article present the direct effects of rotenone on calcium retention capacity (CRC) in isolated normal cortex and cerebellum mitochondria, effects of rotenone intravenous infusion on leak and phosphorylating respiration rates of isolated cortex and cerebellum mitochondria, on activities of respiratory chain complexes I and II in freezed-thawed/sonicated cortex and cerebellum mitochondria after brain ischemia...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741360/influence-of-chemical-mechanical-and-transport-processes-on-wellbore-leakage-from-geologic-co2-storage-reservoirs
#16
Susan A Carroll, Jaisree Iyer, Stuart D C Walsh
Wells are considered to be high-risk pathways for fluid leakage from geologic CO2 storage reservoirs, because breaches in this engineered system have the potential to connect the reservoir to groundwater resources and the atmosphere. Given these concerns, a few studies have assessed leakage risk by evaluating regulatory records, often self-reported, documenting leakage in gas fields. Leakage is thought to be governed largely by initial well-construction quality and the method of well abandonment. The geologic carbon storage community has raised further concerns because acidic fluids in the CO2 storage reservoir, alkaline cement meant to isolate the reservoir fluids from the overlying strata, and steel casings in wells are inherently reactive systems...
July 25, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684623/calcium-and-excitation-contraction-coupling-in-the-heart
#17
REVIEW
David A Eisner, Jessica L Caldwell, Kornél Kistamás, Andrew W Trafford
Cardiac contractility is regulated by changes in intracellular Ca concentration ([Ca(2+)]i). Normal function requires that [Ca(2+)]i be sufficiently high in systole and low in diastole. Much of the Ca needed for contraction comes from the sarcoplasmic reticulum and is released by the process of calcium-induced calcium release. The factors that regulate and fine-tune the initiation and termination of release are reviewed. The precise control of intracellular Ca cycling depends on the relationships between the various channels and pumps that are involved...
July 7, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661668/effect-of-corrosion-inhibitors-on-in-situ-leak-repair-by-precipitation-of-calcium-carbonate-in-potable-water-pipelines
#18
Fei Wang, Christina L Devine, Marc A Edwards
Corrosion inhibitors can affect calcium carbonate precipitation and associated in situ and in-service water distribution pipeline leak repair via clogging. Clogging of 150 μm diameter leak holes represented by glass capillary tubes, in recirculating solutions that are supersaturated with calcite (Ωcalcite = 13), demonstrated that Zn, orthophosphate, tripolyphosphate, and hexametaphosphate corrosion/scaling inhibitors hinder clogging but natural organic matter (NOM) has relatively little impact. Critical concentrations of phosphates that could inhibit leak repair over the short-term in one water tested were: tripolyphophate (0...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650461/a-light-and-calcium-gated-transcription-factor-for-imaging-and-manipulating-activated-neurons
#19
Wenjing Wang, Craig P Wildes, Tanyaporn Pattarabanjird, Mateo I Sanchez, Gordon F Glober, Gillian A Matthews, Kay M Tye, Alice Y Ting
Activity remodels neurons, altering their molecular, structural, and electrical characteristics. To enable the selective characterization and manipulation of these neurons, we present FLARE, an engineered transcription factor that drives expression of fluorescent proteins, opsins, and other genetically encoded tools only in the subset of neurons that experienced activity during a user-defined time window. FLARE senses the coincidence of elevated cytosolic calcium and externally applied blue light, which together produce translocation of a membrane-anchored transcription factor to the nucleus to drive expression of any transgene...
September 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631094/post-translational-remodeling-of-ryanodine-receptor-induces-calcium-leak-leading-to-alzheimer-s-disease-like-pathologies-and-cognitive-deficits
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Alain Lacampagne, Xiaoping Liu, Steven Reiken, Renaud Bussiere, Albano C Meli, Inger Lauritzen, Andrew F Teich, Ran Zalk, Nathalie Saint, Ottavio Arancio, Charlotte Bauer, Fabrice Duprat, Clark A Briggs, Shreaya Chakroborty, Grace E Stutzmann, Michael L Shelanski, Frederic Checler, Mounia Chami, Andrew R Marks
The mechanisms underlying ryanodine receptor (RyR) dysfunction associated with Alzheimer disease (AD) are still not well understood. Here, we show that neuronal RyR2 channels undergo post-translational remodeling (PKA phosphorylation, oxidation, and nitrosylation) in brains of AD patients, and in two murine models of AD (3 × Tg-AD, APP (+/-) /PS1 (+/-)). RyR2 is depleted of calstabin2 (KFBP12.6) in the channel complex, resulting in endoplasmic reticular (ER) calcium (Ca(2+)) leak. RyR-mediated ER Ca(2+) leak activates Ca(2+)-dependent signaling pathways, contributing to AD pathogenesis...
June 19, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
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