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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099550/factors-associated-with-the-contraindicated-use-of-oral-contraceptives-in-brazil
#1
Daniele Aparecida Silva Corrêa, Mariana Santos Felisbino-Mendes, Mayara Santos Mendes, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Gustavo Velasquez-Melendez
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of the contraindicated use of oral contraceptives and the associated factors in Brazilian women. METHODS: 20,454 women who answered the VIGITEL survey in 2008 also participated in this study, of which 3,985 reported using oral contraceptives. We defined the following conditions for the contraindicated use of contraceptives: hypertension; cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke/cerebrovascular accident; diabetes mellitus; being smoker and 35 years old or older...
January 12, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087079/the-stim-orai-coupling-interface-and-gating-of-the-orai1-channel
#2
REVIEW
Yandong Zhou, Xiangyu Cai, Robert M Nwokonko, Natalia A Loktionova, Youjun Wang, Donald L Gill
In virtually all cells, store-operated Ca(2+) entry signals are vital in controlling a spectrum of functions. The signals are mediated by STIM proteins in the ER and Orai channels in the PM which undergo a dynamic coupling process within discrete ER-PM junctional regions. This coupling is initiated by depletion of ER stored Ca(2+) triggering STIM proteins to undergo an intricate activation process. Thereafter, STIM proteins become trapped in the ER-PM junctions where they tether and gate PM Orai Ca(2+) channels...
January 8, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073114/a-study-of-acute-poisoning-cases-admitted-to-the-university-hospital-emergency-department-in-tabriz-iran
#3
Mehdi Oraie, Mir-Jamal Hosseini, Mina Islambulchilar, Seyed-Hasan Hosseini, Mehdi Ahadi-Barzoki, Habib Sadr, Hashem Yaghoubi
Chemical substances have an important threat due to extensive use in medicine, agriculture, industry and environment. In this retrospective study, etiological and demographic characteristics of acute poisoning cases admitted to a hospital in Iran were investigated. We compared these data with those reported from other parts of the country and the international experiences to evaluate any difference if exists. 7 052 poisoned cases admitted to the hospital from April 2006 to March 2013, by data collected from the medical record in poison center section...
January 10, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058752/orai1-mutations-with-distinct-channel-gating-defects-in-tubular-aggregate-myopathy
#4
Johann Böhm, Monica Bulla, Jill E Urquhart, Edoardo Malfatti, Simon G Williams, James O'Sullivan, Anastazja Szlauer, Catherine Koch, Giovanni Baranello, Marina Mora, Michela Ripolone, Raffaella Violano, Maurizio Moggio, Helen Kingston, Timothy Dawson, Christian G DeGoede, John Nixon, Anne Boland, Jean-François Deleuze, Norma Romero, William G Newman, Nicolas Demaurex, Jocelyn Laporte
Calcium (Ca(2+) ) is a physiological key factor, and the precise modulation of free cytosolic Ca(2+) levels regulates multiple cellular functions. Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) is a major mechanism controlling Ca(2+) homeostasis, and is mediated by the concerted activity of the Ca(2+) sensor STIM1 and the Ca(2+) channel ORAI1. Dominant gain-of-function mutations in STIM1 or ORAI1 cause tubular aggregate myopathy (TAM) or Stormorken syndrome, while recessive loss-of-function mutations are associated with immunodeficiency...
January 6, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018223/pharmacological-characterization-of-the-native-store-operated-calcium-channels-of-cortical-neurons-from-embryonic-mouse-brain
#5
Sylvain Chauvet, Louis Jarvis, Mireille Chevallet, Niroj Shrestha, Klaus Groschner, Alexandre Bouron
In the murine brain, the first post-mitotic cortical neurons formed during embryogenesis express store-operated channels (SOCs) sensitive to Pyr3, initially proposed as a blocker of the transient receptor potential channel of C type 3 (TRPC3 channel). However, Pyr3 does not discriminate between Orai and TRPC3 channels, questioning the contribution of TRPC3 in SOCs. This study was undertaken to clarify the molecular identity and the pharmacological profile of native SOCs from E13 cortical neurons. The mRNA expression of STIM1-2 and Orai1-3 was assessed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982384/use-of-and-access-to-oral-and-injectable-contraceptives-in-brazil
#6
Mareni Rocha Farias, Silvana Nair Leite, Noemia Urruth Leão Tavares, Maria Auxiliadora Oliveira, Paulo Sergio Dourado Arrais, Andréa Dâmaso Bertoldi, Tatiane da Silva Dal Pizzol, Vera Lucia Luiza, Luiz Roberto Ramos, Sotero Serrate Mengue
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prevalence of current use of oral and injectable contraceptives by Brazilian women, according to demographic and socioeconomic variables and issues related to access to those medicines. METHODS: A cross-sectional, population-based analytical study with probability sampling based on data from the Pesquisa Nacional sobre Acesso, Utilização e Promoção do Uso Racional de Medicamentos (PNAUM - National Survey on Access, Use and Promotion of Rational Use of Medicines), carried out between September 2013 and February 2014 in 20,404 Brazilian urban households...
December 2016: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941645/pathophysiological-significance-of-store-operated-calcium-entry-in-megakaryocyte-function-opening-new-paths-for-understanding-the-role-of-calcium-in-thrombopoiesis
#7
REVIEW
Christian A Di Buduo, Alessandra Balduini, Francesco Moccia
Store-Operated Calcium Entry (SOCE) is a universal calcium (Ca(2+)) influx mechanism expressed by several different cell types. It is now known that Stromal Interaction Molecule (STIM), the Ca(2+) sensor of the intracellular compartments, together with Orai and Transient Receptor Potential Canonical (TRPC), the subunits of Ca(2+) permeable channels on the plasma membrane, cooperate in regulating multiple cellular functions as diverse as proliferation, differentiation, migration, gene expression, and many others, depending on the cell type...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929067/the-stim1-binding-site-nexus-remotely-controls-orai1-channel-gating
#8
Yandong Zhou, Xiangyu Cai, Natalia A Loktionova, Xianming Wang, Robert M Nwokonko, Xizhuo Wang, Youjun Wang, Brad S Rothberg, Mohamed Trebak, Donald L Gill
The ubiquitously expressed Orai Ca(2+) channels are gated through a unique process of intermembrane coupling with the Ca(2+)-sensing STIM proteins. Despite the significance of Orai1-mediated Ca(2+) signals, how gating of Orai1 is triggered by STIM1 remains unknown. A widely held gating model invokes STIM1 binding directly to Orai1 pore-forming helix. Here we report that an Orai1 C-terminal STIM1-binding site, situated far from the N-terminal pore helix, alone provides the trigger that is necessary and sufficient for channel gating...
December 8, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903396/-role-of-orai1-in-the-balloon-injury-induced-rat-carotid-artery-neointimal-formation-and-the-relationship-between-orai1-and-sodium-and-calcium-exchange-1
#9
S L Huang, L X Yang, S J Yang, R W Guo
Objective: To investigate the role of ORAI1 in the balloon injury-induced rat carotid artery neointimal formation and the relationship between ORAI1 and sodium and calcium exchanger(NCX)1. Methods: According to condition of carotid artery balloon injury and observation time, Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups including sham group, 7 days injury group, and 14 day injury group(n=3 each). According to virus of transfection, Sprague Dawley rats were divided into 2 groups including negative control group (negative lentiviruses particles transfection after establishment of carotid artery balloon injury model, n=3) and siORAI1 group(siORAI1 transfection after operation, n=3)...
November 24, 2016: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847114/selective-activation-of-distinct-orai-channels-by-stim1
#10
REVIEW
Trevor J Shuttleworth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 4, 2016: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806271/functional-analysis-of-orai1-concatemers-supports-a-hexameric-stoichiometry-for-the-crac-channel
#11
Michelle Yen, Ludmila A Lokteva, Richard S Lewis
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry occurs through the binding of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca(2+) sensor STIM1 to Orai1, the pore-forming subunit of the Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channel. Although the essential steps leading to channel opening have been described, fundamental questions remain, including the functional stoichiometry of the CRAC channel. The crystal structure of Drosophila Orai indicates a hexameric stoichiometry, while studies of linked Orai1 concatemers and single-molecule photobleaching suggest that channels assemble as tetramers...
November 1, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780862/the-orai1-store-operated-calcium-channel-functions-as-a-hexamer
#12
Xiangyu Cai, Yandong Zhou, Robert M Nwokonko, Natalia A Loktionova, Xianming Wang, Ping Xin, Mohamed Trebak, Youjun Wang, Donald L Gill
Orai channels mediate store-operated Ca(2+) signals crucial in regulating transcription in many cell types, and implicated in numerous immunological and inflammatory disorders. Despite their central importance, controversy surrounds the basic subunit structure of Orai channels, with several biochemical and biophysical studies suggesting a tetrameric structure yet crystallographic evidence indicating a hexamer. We systematically investigated the subunit configuration of the functional Orai1 channel, generating a series of tdTomato-tagged concatenated Orai1 channel constructs (dimers to hexamers) expressed in CRISPR-derived ORAI1 knock-out HEK cells, stably expressing STIM1-YFP...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726010/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-inhibition-of-stim1-orai1-mediated-ca-2-entry-induced-by-2-aminoethoxydiphenyl-borate
#13
Ming Wei, Yandong Zhou, Aomin Sun, Guolin Ma, Lian He, Lijuan Zhou, Shuce Zhang, Jin Liu, Shenyuan L Zhang, Donald L Gill, Youjun Wang
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) mediated by STIM1 and Orai1 is crucial for Ca(2+) signaling and homeostasis in most cell types. 2-Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) is a well-described SOCE inhibitor, but its mechanisms of action remain largely elusive. Here, we show that 2-APB does not affect the dimeric state of STIM1, but enhances the intramolecular coupling between the coiled-coil 1 (CC1) and STIM-Orai-activating region (SOAR) of STIM1, with subsequent reduction in the formation of STIM1 puncta in the absence of Orai1 overexpression...
November 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667093/validation-of-osteoporosis-risk-assessment-tools-in-middle-aged-thai-women
#14
S Indhavivadhana, M Rattanachaiyanont, S Angsuwathana, K Techatraisak, P Tanmahasamut, P Leerasiri
OBJECTIVES: To validate osteoporosis risk assessment tools in middle-aged Thai women. METHODS: A total of 1038 women who had bone mineral density (BMD) measurements using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry were reviewed. Clinical data were used to validate the diagnostic test performance of various osteoporosis risk assessment tools, including ABONE, FRAX(®), ORAI, OSIRIS, SCORE, SOFSURF, and OSTA. The following parameters were evaluated: sensitivity, specificity, negative predictive value (NPV), positive predictive value (PPV), and accuracy; those with 95% confidence interval (CI) of the receiver operator characteristics area under the curve (ROC-AUC) > 0...
September 24, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601731/familial-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-presenilin-1-mutants-promote-%C3%AE-secretase-cleavage-of-stim1-to-impair-store-operated-ca2-entry
#15
Benjamin Chun-Kit Tong, Claire Shuk-Kwan Lee, Wing-Hei Cheng, Kwok-On Lai, J Kevin Foskett, King-Ho Cheung
Some forms of familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) are caused by mutations in presenilins (PSs), catalytic components of a γ-secretase complex that cleaves target proteins, including amyloid precursor protein (APP). Calcium (Ca(2+)) dysregulation in cells with these FAD-causing PS mutants has been attributed to attenuated store-operated Ca(2+) entry [SOCE; also called capacitative Ca(2+) entry (CCE)]. CCE occurs when STIM1 detects decreases in Ca(2+) in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and activates ORAI channels to replenish Ca(2+) stores in the ER...
September 6, 2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591258/mutant-ip3-receptors-attenuate-store-operated-ca2-entry-by-destabilizing-stim-orai-interactions-in-drosophila-neurons
#16
Sumita Chakraborty, Bipan K Deb, Tetyana Chorna, Vera Konieczny, Colin W Taylor, Gaiti Hasan
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) occurs when loss of Ca(2+) from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stimulates the Ca(2+) sensor, STIM, to cluster and activate the plasma membrane Ca(2+) channel Orai (encoded by Olf186-F in flies). Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs, which are encoded by a single gene in flies) are assumed to regulate SOCE solely by mediating ER Ca(2+) release. We show that in Drosophila neurons, mutant IP3R attenuates SOCE evoked by depleting Ca(2+) stores with thapsigargin. In normal neurons, store depletion caused STIM and the IP3R to accumulate near the plasma membrane, association of STIM with Orai, clustering of STIM and Orai at ER-plasma-membrane junctions and activation of SOCE...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573000/low-vitamin-d-modulated-calcium-regulating-proteins-in-psoriasis-vulgaris-plaques-s100a7-overexpression-depends-on-joint-involvement
#17
Susana Cubillos, Johannes Norgauer
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease with or without joint involvement. In this disease, the thickened epidermis and impaired barrier are associated with altered calcium gradients. Calcium and vitamin D are known to play important roles in keratinocyte differentiation and bone metabolism. Intracellular calcium is regulated by calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), calcium release-activated calcium modulator (ORAI) and stromal interaction molecule (STIM). Other proteins modulated by vitamin D play important roles in calcium regulation e...
October 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533256/stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-focus-on-latin-america
#18
Ayrton R Massaro, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, with an estimated prevalence of 1-2% in North America and Europe. The increased prevalence of AF in Latin America is associated with an ageing general population, along with poor control of key risk factors, including hypertension. As a result, stroke prevalence and associated mortality have increased dramatically in the region. Therefore, the need for effective anticoagulation strategies in Latin America is clear. The aim of this review is to provide a contemporary overview of anticoagulants for stroke prevention...
11, 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27526994/microscopic-analysis-of-orai-mediated-store-operated-calcium-entry-in-cells-with-experimentally-altered-levels-of-amyloid-precursor-protein
#19
Tomasz Wegierski, Kinga Gazda, Jacek Kuznicki
Familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD)-causing mutations in presenilins were shown to alter intracellular calcium dynamics, including store-operated calcium entry (SOCE). However, the involvement of FAD-linked amyloid precursor protein (APP) in SOCE remains controversial. Here, we used gain-of-function and loss-of-function approaches to shed light on this issue. We found that Jurkat cells, which exhibit prominent SOCE mediated by Orai channels, maintain low APP levels. The ectopic expression of APP, either with wildtype sequence or FAD-causing Swedish mutation, had no effect on SOCE induced by calcium store depletion with cyclopiazonic acid (CPA)...
September 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493921/the-relationship-between-sodium-intake-and-some-bone-minerals-and-osteoporosis-risk-assessment-instrument-in-postmenopausal-women
#20
Mohammadreza Vafa, Sepideh Soltani, Farid Zayeri, Mahtab Niroomand, Azadeh Najarzadeh
BACKGROUND: The results of the studies on the effects of sodium on bone metabolism have been inconsistent. There is no definitive answer to the question of whether sodium restriction can be associated with a lower incidence of osteoporosis. What reinforces the necessity of designing this study is the lack of findings with the approach of examining the effects of sodium on bone in our country. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted on 185 retired female teachers aged 45 to 70...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
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