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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214885/signaling-pathway-for-endothelin-1-and-phenylephrine-induced-camp-response-element-binding-protein-activation-in-rat-ventricular-myocytes-role-of-inositol-1-4-5-trisphosphate-receptors-and-camkii
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Krishna P Subedi, Min-Jeong Son, Bojjibabu Chidipi, Seong-Woo Kim, Jun Wang, Kyeong-Hee Kim, Sun-Hee Woo, Joon-Chul Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endothelin-1 (ET-1) and the α<Sub>1</Sub>-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine (PE) activate cAMP response element binding protein (CREB), a transcription factor implicated in cardiac hypertrophy. The signaling pathway involved in CREB activation by these hypertrophic stimuli is poorly understood. We examined signaling pathways for ET-1- or PE-induced cardiac CREB activation. METHODS: Western blotting was performed with pharmacological and genetic interventions in rat ventricular myocytes...
January 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213174/evidence-of-the-presence-of-a-calmodulin-sensitive-plasma-membrane-ca-2-atpase-in-trypanosoma-equiperdum
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María Carolina Pérez-Gordones, José Rubén Ramírez-Iglesias, Vincenza Cervino, Graciela L Uzcanga, Gustavo Benaim, Marta Mendoza
Trypanosoma equiperdum belongs to the subgenus Trypanozoon, which has a significant socio-economic impact by limiting animal protein productivity worldwide. Proteins involved in the intracellular Ca(2+) regulation are prospective chemotherapeutic targets since several drugs used in experimental treatment against trypanosomatids exert their action through the disruption of the parasite intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis. Therefore, the plasma membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase (PMCA) is considered as a potential drug target...
February 14, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212797/ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-in-vascular-smooth-muscle
#3
F Z Saddouk, R Ginnan, H A Singer
Ca(2+)-dependent signaling pathways are central regulators of differentiated vascular smooth muscle (VSM) contractile function. In addition, Ca(2+) signals regulate VSM gene transcription, proliferation, and migration of dedifferentiated or "synthetic" phenotype VSM cells. Synthetic phenotype VSM growth and hyperplasia are hallmarks of pervasive vascular diseases including hypertension, atherosclerosis, postangioplasty/in-stent restenosis, and vein graft failure. The serine/threonine protein kinase Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is a ubiquitous mediator of intracellular Ca(2+) signals...
2017: Advances in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212430/a-calmodulin-like-protein-suppresses-rna-silencing-and-promotes-geminivirus-infection-by-degrading-sgs3-via-the-autophagy-pathway-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
#4
Fangfang Li, Nan Zhao, Zhenghe Li, Xiongbiao Xu, Yaqin Wang, Xiuling Yang, Shu-Sheng Liu, Aiming Wang, Xueping Zhou
A recently characterized calmodulin-like protein is an endogenous RNA silencing suppressor that suppresses sense-RNA induced post-transcriptional gene silencing (S-PTGS) and enhances virus infection, but the mechanism underlying calmodulin-like protein-mediated S-PTGS suppression is obscure. Here, we show that a calmodulin-like protein from Nicotiana benthamiana (NbCaM) interacts with Suppressor of Gene Silencing 3 (NbSGS3). Deletion analyses showed that domains essential for the interaction between NbSGS3 and NbCaM are also required for the subcellular localization of NbSGS3 and NbCaM suppressor activity...
February 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211672/proteomic-analysis-of-post-synaptic-protein-complexes-underlying-neuronal-plasticity
#5
Anthony J Baucum
Normal neuronal communication and synaptic plasticity at glutamatergic synapses requires dynamic regulation of postsynaptic molecules. Protein expression and protein post-translational modifications regulate protein interactions that underlie this organization. In this review, we highlight data obtained over the last 20 years that have used qualitative and quantitative proteomics-based approaches to identify postsynaptic protein complexes. Herein, we describe how these proteomics studies have helped lay the foundation for understanding synaptic physiology and perturbations in synaptic signaling observed in different pathologies...
February 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209766/glycosylated-chromogranin-a-in-heart-failure-implications-for-processing-and-cardiomyocyte-calcium-homeostasis
#6
Anett Hellebø Ottesen, Cathrine R Carlson, William E Louch, Mai Britt Dahl, Ragnhild A Sandbu, Rune Forstrøm Johansen, Hilde Jarstadmarken, Magnar Bjørås, Arne Didrik Høiseth, Jon Brynildsen, Ivar Sjaastad, Mats Stridsberg, Torbjørn Omland, Geir Christensen, Helge Røsjø
BACKGROUND: Chromogranin A (CgA) levels have previously been found to predict mortality in heart failure (HF), but currently no information is available regarding CgA processing in HF and whether the CgA fragment catestatin (CST) may directly influence cardiomyocyte function. METHODS AND RESULTS: CgA processing was characterized in postinfarction HF mice and in patients with acute HF, and the functional role of CST was explored in experimental models. Myocardial biopsies from HF, but not sham-operated mice, demonstrated high molecular weight CgA bands...
February 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209738/optogenetic-low-frequency-stimulation-of-specific-neuronal-populations-abates-ictogenesis
#7
Zahra Shiri, Maxime Lévesque, Guillaume Etter, Frédéric Manseau, Sylvain Williams, Massimo Avoli
Despite many advances made in understanding the pathophysiology of epileptic disorders, seizures remain poorly controlled in approximately one third of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy patients. Here, we established the efficacy of cell type-specific low-frequency stimulation (LFS) in controlling ictogenesis in the mouse entorhinal cortex (EC) in an in vitro brain slice preparation. Specifically, we used 1 Hz optogenetic stimulation of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II-positive principal cells as well as of parvalbumin- or somatostatin-positive interneurons to study the effects of such repetitive activation on epileptiform discharges induced by 4-aminopyridine...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204916/-remodeling-of-the-aging-heart-sinus-node-dysfunction-and-atrial-fibrillation
#8
Jörg Weirich
The incidence of both sinus node dysfunction (SND) and atrial fibrillation (AF) increases with age. SND and AF frequently coexist. Likewise, they are often associated with cardiovascular diseases. Both arrhythmias share similar pathomechanisms such as structural and functional remodeling, i. e., degenerative fibrosis and altered Ca(2+) handling, respectively. A growing body of evidence suggests an important role for the CamKII (Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II) in structural as well as in functional remodeling...
February 15, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197106/inhibition-of-intermediate-conductance-calcium-activated-k-channel-kca3-1-and-fibroblast-mitogenesis-by-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-and-alterations-of-channel-expression-in-the-lysosomal-storage-disorders-fabry-disease-and-niemann-pick-c
#9
Aida Oliván-Viguera, Javier Lozano-Gerona, Laura López de Frutos, Jorge J Cebolla, Pilar Irún, Edgar Abarca-Lachen, Ana J García-Malinis, Ángel Luis García-Otín, Yolanda Gilaberte, Pilar Giraldo, Ralf Köhler
The calcium/calmodulin-gated KCa3.1 channel regulates normal and abnormal mitogenesis by controlling K(+)-efflux, cell volume, and membrane hyperpolarization-driven calcium-entry. Recent studies suggest modulation of KCa3.1 by omega-3 fatty acids as negative modulators and impaired KCa3.1 functions in the inherited lysosomal storage disorder (LSD), Fabry disease (FD). In the first part of present study, we characterize KCa3.1 in murine and human fibroblasts and test the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on fibroblast proliferation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195693/assembly-domain-based-optogenetic-system-for-the-efficient-control-of-cellular-signaling
#10
Akihiro Furuya, Fuun Kawano, Takahiro Nakajima, Yoshibumi Ueda, Moritoshi Sato
We previously developed the Magnet system, which consists of two distinct Vivid protein variants, one positively and one negatively charged, designated the positive Magnet (pMag) and negative Magnet (nMag), respectively. These two proteins bind to each other through electrostatic interactions, preventing unwanted homodimerization and providing selective light-induced heterodimerization. The Magnet system enables the manipulation of cellular functions such as protein-protein interactions and genome editing, although the system could be improved further...
February 14, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194433/mitochondrial-camkii-inhibition-in-airway-epithelium-protects-against-allergic-asthma
#11
Sara C Sebag, Olha M Koval, John D Paschke, Christopher J Winters, Omar A Jaffer, Ryszard Dworski, Fayyaz S Sutterwala, Mark E Anderson, Isabella M Grumbach
Excessive ROS promote allergic asthma, a condition characterized by airway inflammation, eosinophilic inflammation, and increased airway hyperreactivity (AHR). The mechanisms by which airway ROS are increased and the relationship between increased airway ROS and disease phenotypes are incompletely defined. Mitochondria are an important source of cellular ROS production, and our group discovered that Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is present in mitochondria and activated by oxidation...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188859/redox-regulation-of-methionine-in-calmodulin-affects-the-activity-levels-of-senescence-related-transcription-factors-in-litchi
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Guoxiang Jiang, Lu Xiao, Huiling Yan, Dandan Zhang, Fuwang Wu, Xuncheng Liu, Xinguo Su, Xinhong Dong, Jiasheng Wang, Xuewu Duan, Yueming Jiang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a role in aging and senescence in organisms. The oxidation of methionine (Met) residues in proteins to Met sulfoxide by ROS can cause conformational alteration and functional impairments. Met oxidation is reversed by Met sulfoxide reductase (Msr) A and B. Currently, the repair of oxidized proteins by Msr and Msr-mediated physiological functions are not well understood, especially in higher plants. The down-regulated expression of LcMsrA1/B1 may be involved in the senescence of litchi (Litchi chinensis) fruit...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187450/nucleocytoplasmic-shuttling-of-sox14a-and-sox14b-transcription-factors
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Zhen-Yu She, Wan-Xi Yang
The nucleocytoplasmic shuttling of SOX transcription factors play a crucial role in the regulation of SOX protein functions during development. In this study, we have demonstrated two nuclear localization signals in the HMG box of Eriocheir sinensis SOX14A and SOX14B. These two conserved nuclear localization signals mediate nuclear transport. The N-termini nuclear localization signal mediates the calmodulin-dependent pathway and the C-termini nuclear localization signal interacts with the importin-β pathway...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183730/calmodulin-cam-antagonist-affects-peroxisomal-functionality-by-disrupting-both-peroxisomal-ca-2-and-protein-import
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Francisco J Corpas, Juan B Barroso
Calcium (Ca(2+)) is a second messenger in many physiological and phyto-pathological processes. Peroxisomes are subcellular compartments with an active oxidative and nitrosative metabolism. Previous studies have demonstrated that peroxisomal nitric oxide (NO) generation is dependent on calcium and calmodulin (CaM). We used Arabidopsis thaliana transgenic seedlings expressing cyan fluorescent protein (CFP) through the addition of peroxisomal targeting signal 1 (PTS1), which enables peroxisomes to be visualized in vivo, and also used a cell-permeable fluorescent probe for Ca(2+) Analysis by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) enabled us to visualize the presence of endogenous Ca(2+) in the peroxisomes of both roots and guard cells...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182698/prevention-of-remifentanil-induced-postoperative-hyperalgesia-by-dexmedetomidine-via-regulating-the-trafficking-and-function-of-spinal-nmda-receptors-as-well-as-pkc-and-camkii-level-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#15
Yuan Yuan, Zhe Sun, Yi Chen, Yuxin Zheng, Ke-Liang Xie, Ying He, Zhifen Wang, Guo-Lin Wang, Yong-Hao Yu
Remifentanil-induced secondary hyperalgesia has been demonstrated in both animal experiments and clinical trials. Enhancement of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor trafficking as well as protein kinase C (PKC) and calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) have been reported to be involved in the induction and maintenance of central sensitization. In the current study, it was demonstrated that dexmedetomidine could prevent remifentanil-induced hyperalgesia (RIH) via regulating spinal NMDAR-PKC-Ca2+/ CaMKII pathway in vivo and in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182677/deciphering-the-molecular-mechanism-responsible-for-gcamp6m-s-ca2-dependent-change-in-fluorescence
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Lauren M Barnett, Thomas E Hughes, Mikhail Drobizhev
The goal of this work is to determine how GCaMP6m's fluorescence is altered in response to Ca2+-binding. Our detailed spectroscopic study reveals the simplest explanation for how GCaMP6m changes fluorescence in response to Ca2+ is with a four-state model, in which a Ca2+-dependent change of the chromophore protonation state, due to a shift in pKa, is the predominant factor. The pKa shift is quantitatively explained by a change in electrostatic potential around the chromophore due to the conformational changes that occur in the protein when calmodulin binds Ca2+ and interacts with the M13 peptide...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182666/direct-protein-introduction-into-plant-cells-using-a-multi-gas-plasma-jet
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Yuki Yanagawa, Hiroaki Kawano, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Hidekazu Miyahara, Akitoshi Okino, Ichiro Mitsuhara
Protein introduction into cells is more difficult in plants than in mammalian cells, although it was reported that protein introduction was successful in shoot apical meristem and leaves only together with a cell-penetrating peptide. In this study, we tried to introduce superfolder green fluorescent protein (sGFP)-fused to adenylate cyclase as a reporter protein without a cell-penetrating peptide into the cells of tobacco leaves by treatment with atmospheric non-thermal plasmas. For this purpose, CO2 or N2 plasma was generated using a multi-gas plasma jet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181560/responses-of-the-marine-diatom-thalassiosira-pseudonana-to-changes-in-co2-concentration-a-proteomic-approach
#18
Romain Clement, Sabrina Lignon, Pascal Mansuelle, Erik Jensen, Matthieu Pophillat, Regine Lebrun, Yann Denis, Carine Puppo, Stephen C Maberly, Brigitte Gontero
The concentration of CO2 in many aquatic systems is variable, often lower than the KM of the primary carboxylating enzyme Rubisco, and in order to photosynthesize efficiently, many algae operate a facultative CO2 concentrating mechanism (CCM). Here we measured the responses of a marine diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana, to high and low concentrations of CO2 at the level of transcripts, proteins and enzyme activity. Low CO2 caused many metabolic pathways to be remodeled. Carbon acquisition enzymes, primarily carbonic anhydrase, stress, degradation and signaling proteins were more abundant while proteins associated with nitrogen metabolism, energy production and chaperones were less abundant...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181390/tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-induces-toxicity-by-stimulating-camk2-in-pc12-cells
#19
Chaonan Li, Li Li, Bencheng Lin, Yanjun Fang, Honglian Yang, Huanliang Liu, Zhuge Xi
Tris (1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) is one of the widely used organophosphorus flame retardants (OPFRs), which are regarded as suitable substitutes for brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Previously, we have validated the toxicity of TDCIPP in PC12 cells owing to the induced alterations in GAP43, NF-H, CaMK2a/2b, and tubulin α/β proteins; however, limited information is currently available on the toxicity and mechanism of TDCIPP. In the present study, cytotoxicity effects were evaluated by exposing PC12 cells to different concentrations of TDCIPP (0-50 μM) for 4 days...
February 9, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177919/camkii-inhibition-reduces-isoproterenol-induced-ischemia-and-arrhythmias-in-hypertrophic-mice
#20
Ying Feng, Jun Cheng, Baozhu Wei, Yanggan Wang
OBJECTIVES: The Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), an arrhythmogenic molecule, is excessively activated in cardiac hypertrophy. Here, we investigated the effect of CaMKII inhibition in isoproterenol (ISO)-induced arrhythmias in hypertrophic mice. RESULTS: ISO induced multiple types of arrhythmias in the hypertrophic mice but not in the normal mice. The QTc intervals were prolonged and the amplitudes of T waves were increased significantly by ISO prior to arrhythmia initiation...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
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