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Beta adrenoceptor

C Cortes-Oliveira, C F Nicoletti, M A de Souza Pinhel, B A P de Oliveira, D C G Quinhoneiro, N Y Noronha, J S Marchini, W A da Silva Júnior, W S Júnior, C B Nonino
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Although energy restriction contributes to weight loss, it may also reduce energy expenditure, limiting the success of weight loss in the long term. Studies have described how genetics contributes to the development of obesity, and uncoupling proteins 1 and 2 (UCP1 and UCP2) and beta-3-adrenoceptor (ADRB3) have been implicated in the metabolic pathways that culminate in this condition. This study aimed to evaluate how the UCP1, UCP2 and ADRB3 genes influence weight loss in severely obese women submitted to hypocaloric dietary intervention...
October 19, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Chouki Chenaf, Eric Chapuy, Frédéric Libert, Fabien Marchand, Christine Courteix, Marianne Bertrand, Cecilia Gabriel, Elisabeth Mocaër, Alain Eschalier, Nicolas Authier
Antidepressants are first-line treatments of neuropathic pain but not all of these drugs are really effective. Agomelatine is an antidepressant with a novel mode of action, acting as a MT1/MT2 melatonergic receptor agonist and a 5-HT2C receptor antagonist that involves indirect noradrenaline release. Melatonin, serotonin and noradrenaline have been involved in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain. Yet no study has been conducted to determine agomelatine effects on neuropathic pain in animal models.Using three rat models of neuropathic pain of toxic (oxaliplatin/OXA), metabolic (streptozocin/STZ) and traumatic (sciatic nerve ligation/CCI) etiologies, we investigated the anti-hypersensitivity effect of acute and repeated agomelatine administration...
October 1, 2016: Pain
Philipp Dahm, Michelle Brasure, Roderick MacDonald, Carin M Olson, Victoria A Nelson, Howard A Fink, Bruce Rwabasonga, Michael C Risk, Timothy J Wilt
CONTEXT: Alpha-blockers (ABs) and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors have an established role in treating male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Recently, newer drugs have shown promise for this indication. OBJECTIVE: To assess the comparative effectiveness and adverse effects (AEs) of newer drugs to treat LUTS attributed to BPH through a systematic review and meta-analysis. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Ovid MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Ovid Embase bibliographic databases (through June 2016) were hand searches for references of relevant studies...
October 4, 2016: European Urology
Michael A Hauser, Melanie E Garrett, Yutao Liu, Michelle F Dennis, Nathan A Kimbrel, Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research Education And Clinical Center Workgroup, Jean C Beckham, Allison E Ashley-Koch
The aim of the present study was to attempt to replicate the recently reported finding associating rs2400707 of the Adrenoceptor Beta 2, Surface (ADRB2) gene and childhood trauma on PTSD symptoms. Participants included a predominantly veteran cohort of non-Hispanic blacks (NHB; n = 949) and a pre-dominantly veteran cohort of non-Hispanic whites (NHW; n = 759). No main effects were observed for rs2400707 on PTSD diagnosis. Among the NHB participants, we observed an interaction between rs2400707 and history of childhood trauma, whereby with each additional A allele, the odds of having PTSD increased by 1...
September 17, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
Takayuki Matsumoto, Makoto Ando, Shun Watanabe, Maika Iguchi, Mako Nagata, Shota Kobayashi, Kumiko Taguchi, Tsuneo Kobayashi
In cellular events, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has an important role in the development of various diseases including cardiovascular diseases. Tunicamycin, an inhibitor of N-linked glycosylation, is known to be an inducer of ER stress. However, the extent to which tunicamycin affects the vasorelaxant function is not completely understood. Thus, we investigated the effect of tunicamycin on relaxations induced by various vasorelaxant agents, including acetylcholine (ACh; endothelium-dependent vasodilator), sodium nitroprusside (SNP; endothelium-independent vasodilator), isoprenaline (ISO; beta-adrenoceptor agonist), forskolin (FSK; adenylyl cyclase activator), and cromakalim [ATP-sensitive K(+) (KATP) channel activator] in organ-cultured superior mesenteric arteries of rats, which are treated with either a vehicle [dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)] or tunicamycin (20 µg/mL for 22-24 h)...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Richard Ang, Joel Abramowitz, Lutz Birnbaumer, Alexander V Gourine, Andrew Tinker
The heart is controlled by the sympathetic and parasympathetic limbs of the autonomic nervous system with inhibitory signaling mechanisms recruited in both limbs. The aim of this study was to determine the role of inhibitory heterotrimeric G proteins in the central nervous mechanisms underlying autonomic control of the heart and its potential role in arrhythmogenesis. Mice with conditional deletion of the inhibitory heterotrimeric G protein GαO in the presympathetic area of the rostral ventral lateral medulla (RVLM) were generated to determine the role of GαO-mediated signalling in autonomic control and electrophysiological properties of the heart...
August 2016: Physiological Reports
A Jekell, M Kalani, T Kahan
OBJECTIVE: To study whether reducing noradrenergic sympathetic vascular tone by doxazosin or blocking the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system by ramipril will alter endothelial function in patients with uncomplicated hypertension. DESIGN AND METHOD: Mild-to-moderate hypertensive patients (age 54 ± 12 years, 34% women, blood pressure (BP) 148 ± 11/88 ± 9 mmHg) were randomized double-blind to ramipril (10 mg od, n = 33) or doxazosin (8 mg od, n = 28) for 12 weeks...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Udayraj P Nakade, Abhishek Sharma, Soumen Choudhury, Rajkumar Singh Yadav, Satish Kumar Garg
Modulation of myometrial spontaneity by lead acetate trihydrate (Pb) and its regulatory pathways were studied in estrogenized rats. Isometric tension in myometrial strips under a resting tension of 1 g was measured using data acquisition system-based physiograph and Lab Chart Pro v7.3.7 software. Lead produced a dose-dependent inhibitory effect on rat myometrium with a major effect on phasic contractions compared to tonic contractions along with a reduction in both amplitude and frequency of contraction. Lead (3 μM) significantly (p < 0...
August 9, 2016: Biological Trace Element Research
Shun-Ichi Ishiuchi, Kohei Yamada, Hikari Oba, Hiromichi Wako, Masaaki Fujii
Laser desorption supersonic jet laser spectroscopy has been applied to a penta-peptide, Ser-Ile-Val-Ser-Phe-NH2 (SIVSF-NH2), which is a partial sequence of a binding site in a β2-adrenaline receptor protein. By comparing the resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization spectrum with the ultraviolet-ultraviolet hole burning (HB) spectrum, it is concluded that only a single conformer exists. The infrared (IR) spectrum of the X-H stretching region, measured by IR dip spectroscopy, shows that all of the OH and NH groups form hydrogen bonds...
August 17, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Beata Modzelewska
One hundred and twenty years after the description of extracts from the adrenal medulla, the use of beta-blockers and beta-agonists evolved from antianginal drugs and tocolytics to ligand-directed signaling. Beta-blockers in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology have so far been limited to the consideration of continuing treatment of disorders of the cardiovascular system and other dysfunctions that started before pregnancy. Studies in recent years have shown that beta-adrenoceptor signaling might be crucial in carcinogenesis and metastasis, apoptosis and anoikis...
April 2016: Developmental Period Medicine
Stefanie Lemmens, Lauren Kusters, Annelies Bronckaers, Nathalie Geurts, Sven Hendrix
Angiogenesis is associated with changes in endothelial cell (EC) proliferation and tube formation, controlled by extracellular receptor-activated kinase (ERK)/mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) and Akt signaling. Important regulators of these systems include hormones acting on G-protein-coupled receptors, such as beta 2-adrenoceptors (β2-ARs). In central nervous system (CNS) trauma, the importance of β2-AR modulation has been highlighted, although the effects on revascularization remain unclear. Vascular protection and revascularization are, however, key to support regeneration...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Seth M Dever, Myosotys Rodriguez, Nazira El-Hage
We previously reported that mRNA expression of the unique alternatively spliced OPRM1 isoform μ-opioid receptor-1K (MOR-1K), which exhibits excitatory cellular signaling, is elevated in HIV-infected individuals with combined neurocognitive impairment (NCI) and HIV encephalitis (HIVE). It has recently been shown that the β2-adrenergic receptor (β2-AR) chaperones MOR-1K, normally localized intracellularly, to the cell surface. Here, we found mRNA expression of the adrenoceptor beta 2 (ADRB2) gene is also elevated in NCI-HIVE individuals, as well as that β2-AR protein expression is elevated in HIV-1-infected primary human astrocytes treated with morphine, and discuss the implications for MOR-1K subcellular localization in this condition...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Neurovirology
Hans-Joachim Priebe
The perioperative period is associated with alterations in the neuroendocrine, metabolic, and immune systems, referred to as "stress response." The resultant increased sympathetic activity and elevated serum concentrations of catecholamines may adversely affect the cardiovascular system, resulting in cardiovascular instability (hypertension, tachycardia, and arrhythmia), morbidity (myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction, and stroke), and mortality (cardiac death and fatal stroke), particularly in patients at an elevated cardiovascular risk and with reduced cardiovascular reserve...
June 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
O A López-Canales, M C Castillo-Hernandez, H Vargas-Robles, A Rios, J S López-Canales, B Escalante
Beta-adrenergic receptor (βAR)-dependent blood vessel relaxation is impaired in older animals and G protein activation has been suggested as the causative mechanism. Here, we investigated the role of βAR subtypes (β1AR, β2AR, and β3AR) and cAMP in maturation-dependent vasorelaxation impairment. Aortic rings from 15 Sprague-Dawley male rats (3 or 9 weeks old) were harvested and left intact or denuded of the endothelium. Vascular relaxation in aortic rings from younger and older groups was compared in the presence of βAR subtype agonists and antagonists along with cAMP and cGMP antagonists...
July 4, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Renu R Raj, Sathya Subramani
Phenylephrine (PE) causes vasoconstriction through alpha adrenergic receptors. PE-induced vasodilatation has also been reported earlier in pre-constricted vessels. Here we demonstrate in spiral strips of goat arteries that addition of PE can decrease tone even from base-line levels (i.e. not pre-constricted) and show that this process requires nitric oxide (NO) and alpha adrenergic stimulation, but is cGMP-independent. Under control conditions, PE caused vasoconstriction, but under conditions where NO levels are higher, as with L-Arginine or sodium nitroprusside, PE decreased vessel tension...
2016: PloS One
Xiang Yin, Linli Zhou, Fei Han, Jie Han, Yuanyuan Zhang, Zewei Sun, Wenting Zhao, Zhen Wang, Liangrong Zheng
AIM: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease, which leads to thrombosis and acute coronary syndrome. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is involved in the stability of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and atherosclerosis plaque. Until now, it is established that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and norepinephrine (NE) are associated with the pathological process of atherosclerosis. However, the combined effect of LPS and NE on MMP-9 is unclear. We investigated the combined effect of LPS and NE on MMP-9 expression in human monocytes and the mechanism involved in the process...
May 25, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Liat Sorski, Rivka Melamed, Pini Matzner, Hagar Lavon, Lee Shaashua, Ella Rosenne, Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu
Liver metastases are a major cause of colorectal cancer death, and the perioperative period is believed to critically affect the metastatic process. Here we tested whether blocking excess release of catecholamines and prostaglandins during surgical procedures of different extent can reduce experimental liver metastasis of the syngeneic CT26 colon cancer in female and male BALB/c mice. Animals were either treated with the beta-blocker, propranolol, the COX-2 inhibitor, etodolac, both drugs, or vehicle. The role of NK cells in controlling CT26 hepatic metastasis and in mediating the effect of the drugs was assessed by in vivo depletion or stimulation of NK cells, using anti-asialo GM1 or CpG-C, respectively...
May 25, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Jian-Ping Zhang, Todd Lencz, Ryan X Zhang, Masahiro Nitta, Lawrence Maayan, Majnu John, Delbert G Robinson, W Wolfgang Fleischhacker, Rene S Kahn, Roel A Ophoff, John M Kane, Anil K Malhotra, Christoph U Correll
Although weight gain is a serious but variable adverse effect of antipsychotics that has genetic underpinnings, a comprehensive meta-analysis of pharmacogenetics of antipsychotic-related weight gain is missing. In this review, random effects meta-analyses were conducted for dominant and recessive models on associations of specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) with prospectively assessed antipsychotic-related weight or body mass index (BMI) changes (primary outcome), or categorical increases in weight or BMI (≥7%; secondary outcome)...
November 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
Mani Sadredini, Tore Kristian Danielsen, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Ravinea Manotheepan, Karina Hougen, Ivar Sjaastad, Mathis Korseberg Stokke
Abnormal cellular Ca2+ handling contributes to both contractile dysfunction and arrhythmias in heart failure. Reduced Ca2+ transient amplitude due to decreased sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ content is a common finding in heart failure models. However, heart failure models also show increased propensity for diastolic Ca2+ release events which occur when sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ content exceeds a certain threshold level. Such Ca2+ release events can initiate arrhythmias. In this study we aimed to investigate if both of these aspects of altered Ca2+ homeostasis could be found in left ventricular cardiomyocytes from rats with different states of cardiac function six weeks after myocardial infarction when compared to sham-operated controls...
2016: PloS One
Till D Frank, Anatoly Kiyatkin, Alex Cheong, Boris N Kholodenko
Signal integration determines cell fate on the cellular level, affects cognitive processes and affective responses on the behavioural level, and is likely to be involved in psychoneurobiological processes underlying mood disorders. Interactions between stimuli may subjected to time effects. Time-dependencies of interactions between stimuli typically lead to complex cell responses and complex responses on the behavioural level. We show that both three-factor models and time series models can be used to uncover such time-dependencies...
April 14, 2016: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
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