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Fabiana da Silva Lima, Amanda Batista da Rocha Romero, Araceli Hastreiter, Amanda Nogueira-Pedro, Edson Makiyama, Célia Colli, Ricardo Ambrósio Fock
Magnesium (Mg2+ ) is a mineral with the ability to influence cell proliferation and to modulate inflammatory/immune responses, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) modulate the function of all major immune cell populations. Knowing that, the current work aimed to investigate the effects of Mg2+ enrichment, and its influence on the immunomodulatory capacity of MSCs. Murine C3H/10T1/2 MSCs were cultivated in media with different concentrations of Mg2+ (0, 1, 3 and 5 mM), in order to evaluate the effects of Mg2+ on MSC immunomodulatory properties, cell proliferation rates, expression of NFκB and STAT-3, production of IL-1β, IL-6, TGF-β, IL-10, PGE2 and NO, and TRPM7 expression...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Zhijian Zhao, Mengping Zhang, Xiaolu Duan, Yiwen Chen, Ermao Li, Lianming Luo, Wenqi Wu, Zhenwei Peng, Hui-Juan Qiu, Guohua Zeng
Transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) is important for the tumorigenesis and progression of several cancers. However, little is known about TRPM7 expression and its clinical significance in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). The expression dynamics of TRPM7 was examined in a clinical cohort of RCC specimens by quantitative PCR (qPCR), immunoblotting and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining. A series of in vitro and in vivo assays were performed to elucidate the function of TRPM7 in RCC and the underlying mechanisms...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Clive P Morgan, Hongyu Zhao, Meredith LeMasurier, Wei Xiong, Bifeng Pan, Piotr Kazmierczak, Matthew R Avenarius, Michael Bateschell, Ruby Larisch, Anthony J Ricci, Ulrich Müller, Peter G Barr-Gillespie
Hair cells of the inner ear transduce mechanical stimuli like sound or head movements into electrical signals, which are propagated to the central nervous system. The hair-cell mechanotransduction channel remains unidentified. We tested whether three transient receptor channel (TRP) family members, TRPV6, TRPM6 and TRPM7, were necessary for transduction. TRPV6 interacted with USH1C (harmonin), a scaffolding protein that participates in transduction. Using a cysteine-substitution knock-in mouse line and methanethiosulfonate (MTS) reagents selective for this allele, we found that inhibition of TRPV6 had no effect on transduction in mouse cochlear hair cells...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
Hongbin Zhong, Tingjun Wang, Guili Lian, Changsheng Xu, Huajun Wang, Liangdi Xie
Sinoatrial node fibrosis is involved in the pathogenesis of sinus sick syndrome (SSS). Transient receptor potential (TRP) subfamily M member 7 (TRPM7) is implicated in cardiac fibrosis. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of sinoatrial node (SAN) fibrosis in SSS by TRPM7 remain unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of angiotensin II (Ang II)/TRPM7/Smad pathway in the SAN fibrosis in rats with SSS. The rat SSS model was established with sodium hydroxide pinpoint pressing permeation...
March 6, 2018: Heart and Vessels
Yuyang Sun, Anne Schaar, Pramod Sukumaran, Archana Dhasarathy, Brij B Singh
Growth factors, such as the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ), play an important role in promoting metastasis of prostate cancer, thus understanding how TGFβ could induce prostate cancer cell migration may enable us to develop targeted strategies for advanced metastatic prostate cancer. To more clearly define the mechanism(s) involved in prostate cancer cell migration, we undertook a series of studies utilizing non-malignant prostate epithelial cells RWPE1 and prostate cancer DU145 and PC3 cells. Our studies show that increased cell migration was observed in prostate cancer cells, which was mediated through epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
March 3, 2018: Molecular Carcinogenesis
Sayuri Suzuki, Annette Lis, Carsten Schmitz, Reinhold Penner, Andrea Fleig
The melastatin-related transient receptor potential member 7 (TRPM7) is a unique fusion protein with both ion channel function and enzymatic α-kinase activity. TRPM7 is essential for cellular systemic magnesium homeostasis and early embryogenesis; it promotes calcium transport during global brain ischemia and emerges as a key player in cancer growth. TRPM7 channels are negatively regulated through G-protein-coupled receptor-stimulation, either by reducing cellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) or depleting phosphatidylinositol bisphosphate (PIP2 ) levels in the plasma membrane...
March 2, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
J Won, H Vang, J H Kim, P R Lee, Y Kang, S B Oh
Odontoblasts, with their strategic arrangement along the outermost compartment of the dentin-pulp complex, have been suggested to have sensory function. In addition to their primary role in dentin formation, growing evidence shows that odontoblasts are capable of sensing mechanical stimulation. Previously, we found that most odontoblasts express TRPM7, the nonselective mechanosensitive ion channel reported to be critical in Mg2+ homeostasis and dentin mineralization. In line with this finding, we sought to elucidate the functional expression of TRPM7 in odontoblasts by pharmacological approaches and mechanical stimulation...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Pavani Beesetty, Krystyna B Wieczerzak, Jennifer N Gibson, Taku Kaitsuka, Charles Tuan Luu, Masayuki Matsushita, J Ashot Kozak
T lymphocytes enlarge (blast) and proliferate in response to antigens in a multistep program that involves obligatory cytosolic calcium elevations. Store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) pathway is the primary source of Ca 2+ in these cells. Here, we describe a novel modulator of blastogenesis, proliferation and SOCE: the TRPM7 channel kinase. TRPM7 kinase-dead (KD) K1646R knock-in mice exhibited splenomegaly and impaired blastogenic responses elicited by PMA/ionomycin or anti-CD3/CD28 antibodies. Splenic T-cell proliferation in vitro was weaker in the mutant compared to wildtype littermates...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Olivier J M Schäffers, Joost G J Hoenderop, René J M Bindels, J H F de Baaij
Body Mg2+ balance is finely regulated in the distal convoluted tubule (DCT), where a tight interplay between transcellular reabsorption, mitochondrial exchange and basolateral extrusion takes place. In the last decades, several research groups have aimed to identify the molecular players in these processes. A multitude of proteins have been proposed to function as Mg2+ transporter in eukaryotes based on phylogenetic analysis, differential gene expression and overexpression studies. However, functional evidence for many of these proteins is lacking...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Anique D Ter Braake, Paul T Tinnemans, Catherine M Shanahan, Joost G J Hoenderop, Jeroen H F de Baaij
Magnesium has been shown to effectively prevent vascular calcification associated with chronic kidney disease. Magnesium has been hypothesized to prevent the upregulation of osteoblastic genes that potentially drives calcification. However, extracellular effects of magnesium on hydroxyapatite formation are largely neglected. This study investigated the effects of magnesium on intracellular changes associated with transdifferentiation and extracellular crystal formation. Bovine vascular smooth muscle cells were calcified using β-glycerophosphate...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Donghui Zhu, Yingchao Su, Bingmei Fu, Huaxi Xu
Poor Mg status is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we provided the first evidence that elevated Mg levels significantly reduced the blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability and regulated its function in vitro. Transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) and magnesium transporter subtype 1 (MagT1) were two major cellular receptors mediating entry of extracellular Mg2+ into the cells. Elevated Mg levels also induced an accelerated clearance of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) from the brain to the blood side via BBB transcytosis through low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and phosphatidylinositol binding clathrin assembly protein (PICALM), while reduced the influx of Aβ from the blood to the brain side involving receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and caveolae...
January 30, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
Anh T P Ngo, Owen J T McCarty, Joseph E Aslan
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February 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
William C Valinsky, Rhian M Touyz, Alvin Shrier
Hyperaldosteronism, a common cause of hypertension, is strongly connected to Na+, K+, and Mg2+ dysregulation. Owing to its steroidal structure, aldosterone is an active transcriptional modifier when bound to the mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) in cells expressing the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2, such as those comprising the aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron (ASDN). One such up-regulated protein, the ubiquitous serum and glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1), has the capacity to modulate the surface expression and function of many classes of renal ion channels, including those that transport Na+ (ENaC), K+ (ROMK/BK), Ca2+ (TRPV4/5/6), Mg2+ (TRPM7/6), and Cl- (ClC-K, CFTR)...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
Michael S Schappe, Kalina Szteyn, Marta E Stremska, Suresh K Mendu, Taylor K Downs, Philip V Seegren, Michelle A Mahoney, Sumeet Dixit, Julia K Krupa, Eric J Stipes, Jason S Rogers, Samantha E Adamson, Norbert Leitinger, Bimal N Desai
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) sense pathogen-associated molecular patterns to activate the production of inflammatory mediators. TLR4 recognizes lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and drives the secretion of inflammatory cytokines, often contributing to sepsis. We report that transient receptor potential melastatin-like 7 (TRPM7), a non-selective but Ca2+ -conducting ion channel, mediates the cytosolic Ca2+ elevations essential for LPS-induced macrophage activation. LPS triggered TRPM7-dependent Ca2+ elevations essential for TLR4 endocytosis and the subsequent activation of the transcription factor IRF3...
January 16, 2018: Immunity
Francesca Granucci
After LPS recognition, the MyD88-dependent and the TRIF-dependent pathways are consecutively activated in macrophages. Schappe et al. (2018) show that the chanzyme TRPM7 is required for an efficient LPS receptor complex endosomal relocation and the activation of the TRIF pathway.
January 16, 2018: Immunity
Ingo Lange, Italo Espinoza-Fuenzalida, Mourad Wagdy Ali, Laura Espana Serrano, Dana-Lynn T Koomoa
Neuroblastoma (NB) is the most common extra-cranial pediatric solid tumor. High-risk NB is difficult to treat due to the lack of response to current therapies and aggressive disease progression. Despite novel drugs, alternative treatments and multi-modal treatments, finding an effective treatment strategy for these patients continues to be a major challenge. The current study focuses on examining the effects of FTY-720 or fingolimod, a drug that is FDA-approved for refractory multiple sclerosis, in NB. The results showed that FTY-720 regulates multiple pathways that result in various effects on calcium signaling, ion channel activation and cell survival/death pathways...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
Kayoko Ogata, Tomoyuki Tsumuraya, Kyoko Oka, Masashi Shin, Fujio Okamoto, Hiroshi Kajiya, Chiaki Katagiri, Masao Ozaki, Masayuki Matsushita, Koji Okabe
Transient receptor potential melastatin-7 (TRPM7) is a bi-functional protein containing a kinase domain fused to an ion channel. TRPM7 is highly expressed in ameloblasts during tooth development. Here we show that TRPM7 kinase-inactive knock-in mutant mice (TRPM7 KR mice) exhibited small enamel volume with opaque white-colored incisors. The TRPM7 channel function of ameloblast-lineage cells from TRPM7 KR mice was normal. Interestingly, phosphorylation of intracellular molecules including Smad1/5/9, p38 and cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) was inhibited in ameloblasts from TRPM7 KR mice at the pre-secretory stage...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
Andrea Romagnani, Valentina Vettore, Tanja Rezzonico-Jost, Sarah Hampe, Elsa Rottoli, Wiebke Nadolni, Michela Perotti, Melanie A Meier, Constanze Hermanns, Sheila Geiger, Gunther Wennemuth, Camilla Recordati, Masayuki Matsushita, Susanne Muehlich, Michele Proietti, Vladimir Chubanov, Thomas Gudermann, Fabio Grassi, Susanna Zierler
The melastatin-like transient-receptor-potential-7 protein (TRPM7), harbouring a cation channel and a serine/threonine kinase, has been implicated in thymopoiesis and cytokine expression. Here we show, by analysing TRPM7 kinase-dead mutant (Trpm7R/R ) mice, that the enzymatic activity of the receptor is not essential for thymopoiesis, but is required for CD103 transcription and gut-homing of intra-epithelial lymphocytes. Defective T cell gut colonization reduces MHCII expression in intestinal epithelial cells...
December 4, 2017: Nature Communications
Sanjeev K Gotru, Wenchun Chen, Peter Kraft, Isabelle C Becker, Karen Wolf, Simon Stritt, Susanna Zierler, Heike M Hermanns, Deviyani Rao, Anne-Laure Perraud, Carsten Schmitz, René P Zahedi, Peter J Noy, Michael G Tomlinson, Thomas Dandekar, Masayuki Matsushita, Vladimir Chubanov, Thomas Gudermann, Guido Stoll, Bernhard Nieswandt, Attila Braun
OBJECTIVE: TRPM7 (transient receptor potential melastatin-like 7 channel) is a ubiquitously expressed bifunctional protein comprising a transient receptor potential channel segment linked to a cytosolic α-type serine/threonine protein kinase domain. TRPM7 forms a constitutively active Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) permeable channel, which regulates diverse cellular processes in both healthy and diseased conditions, but the physiological role of TRPM7 kinase remains largely unknown. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here we show that point mutation in TRPM7 kinase domain deleting the kinase activity in mice (Trpm7(R/R) ) causes a marked signaling defect in platelets...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Yuko Komiya, Zhiyong Bai, Na Cai, Liping Lou, Namariq Al-Saadi, Courtney Mezzacappa, Raymond Habas, Loren W Runnels
In humans, germline mutations in Trpm6 cause autosomal dominant hypomagnesemia with secondary hypocalcemia disorder. Loss of Trpm6 in mice also perturbs cellular magnesium homeostasis but additionally results in early embryonic lethality and neural tube closure defects. To define the mechanisms by which TRPM6 influences neural tube closure, we functionally characterized the role of TRPM6 during early embryogenesis in Xenopus laevis. The expression of Xenopus TRPM6 (XTRPM6) is elevated at the onset of gastrulation and is concentrated in the lateral mesoderm and ectoderm at the neurula stage...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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