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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239561/regulation-of-cardiac-cacnb2-by-microrna-499-potential-role-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Tian-You Ling, Xiao-Li Wang, Qiang Chai, Tong Lu, John M Stulak, Lyle D Joyce, Richard C Daly, Kevin L Greason, Li-Qun Wu, Win-Kuang Shen, Yong-Mei Cha, Hon-Chi Lee
The L-type calcium channel (LTCC) is one of the major ion channels that are known to be associated with the electrical remodeling of atrial fibrillation (AF). In AF, there is significant downregulation of the LTCC, but the underlying mechanism for such downregulation is not clear. We have previously reported that microRNA-499 (miR-499) is significantly upregulated in patients with permanent AF and that KCNN3, the gene that encodes the small-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel 3 (SK3), is a target of miR-499...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238548/context-and-output-layer-dependent-long-term-ensemble-plasticity-in-a-sensory-circuit
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Yoshiyuki Yamada, Khaleel Bhaukaurally, Tamás J Madarász, Alexandre Pouget, Ivan Rodriguez, Alan Carleton
Sensory information is translated into ensemble representations by various populations of projection neurons in brain circuits. The dynamics of ensemble representations formed by distinct channels of output neurons in diverse behavioral contexts remains largely unknown. We studied the two output neuron layers in the olfactory bulb (OB), mitral and tufted cells, using chronic two-photon calcium imaging in awake mice. Both output populations displayed similar odor response profiles. During passive sensory experience, both populations showed reorganization of ensemble odor representations yet stable pattern separation across days...
February 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238533/a-partial-calcium-free-linker-confers-flexibility-to-inner-ear-protocadherin-15
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Robert E Powers, Rachelle Gaudet, Marcos Sotomayor
Tip links of the inner ear are protein filaments essential for hearing and balance. Two atypical cadherins, cadherin-23 and protocadherin-15, interact in a Ca(2+)-dependent manner to form tip links. The largely unknown structure and mechanics of these proteins are integral to understanding how tip links pull on ion channels to initiate sensory perception. Protocadherin-15 has 11 extracellular cadherin (EC) repeats. Its EC3-4 linker lacks several of the canonical Ca(2+)-binding residues, and contains an aspartate-to-alanine polymorphism (D414A) under positive selection in East Asian populations...
February 20, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238353/calcium-signalling-in-drosophila-photoreceptors-measured-with-gcamp6f
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Sabrina Asteriti, Che-Hsiung Liu, Roger C Hardie
Drosophila phototransduction is mediated by phospholipase C leading to activation of cation channels (TRP and TRPL) in the 30000 microvilli forming the light-absorbing rhabdomere. The channels mediate massive Ca(2+) influx in response to light, but whether Ca(2+) is released from internal stores remains controversial. We generated flies expressing GCaMP6f in their photoreceptors and measured Ca(2+) signals from dissociated cells, as well as in vivo by imaging rhabdomeres in intact flies. In response to brief flashes, GCaMP6f signals had latencies of 10-25ms, reached 50% Fmax with ∼1200 effectively absorbed photons and saturated (ΔF/F0∼10-20) with 10000-30000 photons...
February 15, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237959/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-between-benidipine-and-hydrochlorothiazide-in-fosinopril-treated-hypertensive-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Cheng Xue, Chenchen Zhou, Bo Yang, Jiayi Lv, Bing Dai, Shengqiang Yu, Yi Wang, Guanren Zhao, Changlin Mei
INTRODUCTION: Co-administration of a diuretic or calcium channel blocker with an ACE inhibitor are both preferred combinations in patients with hypertensive chronic kidney disease (CKD). According to the available evidence, it is still unknown which combination plays a more active role in renal protection. We hypothesised that a combination of fosinopril and benidipine may delay the progression of CKD more effectively than a combination of fosinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study will be a multicentred, prospective, double-blind, randomised parallel controlled trial for hypertensive CKD patients in China...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237818/quercetin-inhibits-acid-sensing-ion-channels-through-a-putative-binding-site-in-the-central-vestibular-region
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Mohona Mukhopadhyay, Anurag Singh, S Sachchidanand, Amal Kanti Bera
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are associated with many pathophysiological processes, such as neuronal death during ischemic stroke, epileptic seizure and nociception. However, there is a dearth of ASIC-specific therapeutic blockers. Here we report that quercetin, a plant flavonoid, which is known for its neuroprotective effect, reversibly inhibits homomeric rat ASIC1a, ASIC2a and ASIC3 with an IC50 of about 2 µM. Also, quercetin prevents low pH-induced intracellular calcium rise and cell death in HEK-293 cells, which have endogenous expression of ASIC1a and 2a...
February 22, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237334/functional-involvement-of-protein-kinase-c-rho-kinase-and-trpc3-decreases-while-plc-increases-with-advancement-of-pregnancy-in-mediating-oxytocin-induced-myometrial-contractions-in-water-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis
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Abhishek Sharma, Udayraj P Nakade, Soumen Choudhury, Satish Kumar Garg
Present study unravels the involvement of different calcium signaling pathways in oxytocin-induced contractions in myometrium of non-pregnant and pregnant buffaloes during early and mid-pregnancy stages. Uteri of pregnant animals were more sensitive than of non-pregnant buffaloes. Phasic contractions and frequency of contraction significantly increased with advancement of pregnancy, while tonic contractions non-significantly and amplitude significantly decreased from six months pregnancy onward. Oxytocin produced concentration-dependent-contraction on isolated myometrial strips of pregnant and non-pregnant buffaloes and the dose response curves (DRCs) of oxytocin were significantly (P < 0...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230330/comparing-six-antihypertensive-medication-classes-for-preventing-new-onset-diabetes-mellitus-among-hypertensive-patients-a-network-meta-analysis
#8
Yang Yang, Huilan Xu
Hypertensive patients usually have a higher risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus (NOD) which may trigger cardiovascular diseases. In this study, the effectiveness of six antihypertensive agents with respect to NOD prevention in hypertensive patients was assessed. A network meta-analysis was conducted to compare the efficacy of specific drug classes. PubMed and Embase databases were searched for relevant articles. Results of the pairwised meta-analysis were illustrated by odd ratios (OR) and a corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230278/deletion-of-psychiatric-risk-gene-cacna1c-impairs-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-cell-autonomous-fashion
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Bianca Völkening, Kai Schönig, Golo Kronenberg, Dusan Bartsch, Tillmann Weber
Ca(2+) is a universal signal transducer which fulfills essential functions in cell development and differentiation. CACNA1C, the gene encoding the alpha-1C subunit (i.e., Cav 1.2) of the voltage-dependent l-type calcium channel (LTCC), has been implicated as a risk gene in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. To parse the role of Cav 1.2 channels located on astrocyte-like stem cells and their descendants in the development of new granule neurons, we created Tg(GLAST-CreERT2) /Cacna1c(fl/fl) /RCE:loxP mice, a transgenic tool that allows cell-type-specific inducible deletion of Cacna1c...
February 23, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230232/carisbamate-blockade-of-t-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels
#10
Do Young Kim, Fang-Xiong Zhang, Stan T Nakanishi, Timothy Mettler, Ik-Hyun Cho, Younghee Ahn, Florian Hiess, Lina Chen, Patrick G Sullivan, S R Wayne Chen, Gerald W Zamponi, Jong M Rho
OBJECTIVES: Carisbamate (CRS) is a novel monocarbamate compound that possesses antiseizure and neuroprotective properties. However, the mechanisms underlying these actions remain unclear. Here, we tested both direct and indirect effects of CRS on several cellular systems that regulate intracellular calcium concentration [Ca(2+) ]i . METHODS: We used a combination of cellular electrophysiologic techniques, as well as cell viability, Store Overload-Induced Calcium Release (SOICR), and mitochondrial functional assays to determine whether CRS might affect [Ca(2+) ]i levels through actions on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), mitochondria, and/or T-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels...
February 23, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229818/relationship-between-calcium-channel-blockers-and-skin-fibrosis-in-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Guowei Li, Jonathan D Adachi, Ji Cheng, Lehana Thabane, Marie Hudson, Marvin J Fritzler, Steven Lorenzi, Murray Baron, Maggie Larché
OBJECTIVES: Recent experimental evidence suggests that calcium channel blockers (CCBs) may have anti-fibrotic effects on liver and pulmonary fibrosis. We aimed to investigate whether use of CCBs was associated with the skin fibrosis in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS: Based on the 5-year follow-up data from the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group registry, we used the generalised estimating equations (GEE) model to assess the relationship between use of CCBs and the primary outcome of skin fibrosis measured by the modified Rodnan skin score (mRSS)...
January 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228338/extra-and-intracellular-calcium-signaling-pathway-s-differentially-regulate-histamine-induced-myometrial-contractions-during-early-and-mid-pregnancy-stages-in-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis
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Abhishek Sharma, Udayraj P Nakade, Soumen Choudhury, Rajkumar Singh Yadav, Satish Kumar Garg
This study examines the differential role of calcium signaling pathway(s) in histamine-induced uterotonic action during early and mid-pregnancy stages in buffaloes. Compared to mid pregnancy, tonic contraction, amplitude and mean-integral tension were significantly increased by histamine to produce myometrial contraction during early pregnancy with small effects on phasic contraction and frequency. Although uterotonic action of histamine during both stages of pregnancy is sensitive to nifedipine (a L-type Ca(2+) channels blocker) and NNC55-0396 (T-type Ca(2+) channels blocker), the role of extracellular calcium seems to be more significant during mid-pregnancy as in this stage histamine produced only 9...
February 7, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228125/rna-seq-of-life-stages-of-the-oomycete-phytophthora-infestans-reveals-dynamic-changes-in-metabolic-signal-transduction-and-pathogenesis-genes-and-a-major-role-for-calcium-signaling-in-development
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Audrey M V Ah-Fong, Kyoung Su Kim, Howard S Judelson
BACKGROUND: The oomycete Phytophthora infestans causes the devastating late blight diseases of potato and tomato. P. infestans uses spores for dissemination and infection, like many other filamentous eukaryotic plant pathogens. The expression of a subset of its genes during spore formation and germination were studied previously, but comprehensive genome-wide data have not been available. RESULTS: RNA-seq was used to profile hyphae, sporangia, sporangia undergoing zoosporogenesis, motile zoospores, and germinated cysts of P...
February 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227903/development-of-a-detailed-model-of-calcium-dynamics-at-the-postsynaptic-spine-of-an-excitatory-synapse
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Eric Y Hu, Jean-Marie C Bouteiller, Dong Song, Theodore W Berger, Eric Y Hu, Jean-Marie C Bouteiller, Dong Song, Theodore W Berger, Jean-Marie C Bouteiller, Eric Y Hu, Dong Song, Theodore W Berger
Postsynaptic calcium dynamics play a critical role in synaptic plasticity, but are often difficult to measure in experimental protocols due to their relatively fast rise and decay times, and the small spine dimensions. To circumvent these limitations, we propose to develop a computational model of calcium dynamics in the postsynaptic spine. This model integrates the main elements that participate in calcium concentration influx, efflux, diffusion and buffering. These consist of (i) spine geometry; (ii) calcium influx through NMDA receptors and voltage-dependent calcium channels (VDCC); (iii) calcium efflux with plasma membrane calcium pumps (PMCA) and sodium-calcium exchangers (NCX); (iv) intracellular calcium stores; and (v) calcium buffers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226463/cardiac-katp-channel-modulation-by-16hz-magnetic-fields-a-theoretical-study
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Yuval Aharonovich, Mickey Scheinowitz, Sharon Zlochiver, Yuval Aharonovich, Mickey Scheinowitz, Sharon Zlochiver, Yuval Aharonovich, Sharon Zlochiver, Mickey Scheinowitz
Heart exposure to 16Hz magnetic fields (MFs) was shown to be cardio-protective for diseased hearts; still, the mechanism of this effect is unknown. We hypothesize that a possible one mechanism is an increased trans-membrane KATP channel open probability due to modulation of the degree of dissociation between K(+) ions, having a resonance frequency of 16Hz, and the channel selectivity filter. The Fan-Makielski Markovian KATP channel model was adopted, and the MF bio-effect was manifested by modulating the open probability of the channel using the predictive MF bio-effect parameter based on Binhi's quantum mechanics model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225032/4-isopropylcyclohexanol-has-potential-analgesic-effects-through-the-inhibition-of-anoctamin-1-trpv1-and-trpa1-channel-activities
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Yasunori Takayama, Hidemasa Furue, Makoto Tominaga
Interactions between calcium-activated chloride channel anoctamin 1 (ANO1) and transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) enhance pain sensations in mice, suggesting that ANO1 inhibition could have analgesic effects. Here we show that menthol and the menthol analogue isopropylcyclohexane (iPr-CyH) inhibited ANO1 channels in mice. The iPr-CyH derivative 4-isopropylcyclohexanol (4-iPr-CyH-OH) inhibited mouse ANO1 currents more potently than iPr-CyH. Moreover, 4-iPr-CyH-OH inhibited the activities of TRPV1, TRP ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), TRP melastatin 8 (TRPM8) and TRPV4...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225019/trpv1-deletion-impaired-fracture-healing-and-inhibited-osteoclast-and-osteoblast-differentiation
#17
Lin-Hai He, Meng Liu, Yang He, E Xiao, Lu Zhao, Ting Zhang, Hua-Qian Yang, Yi Zhang
Fracture healing, in which osteoclasts and osteoblasts play important roles, has drawn much clinical attention. Osteoclast deficiency or decreased osteoblast activity will impair fracture healing. TRPV1 is a member of the Ca(2+) permeable cation channel subfamily, and pharmacological inhibition of TRPV1 prevents ovariectomy-induced bone loss, which makes TRPV1 a potential target for osteoporosis. However, whether long term TRPV1 inhibition or TRPV1 deletion will affect the fracture healing process is unclear...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224703/potentially-inappropriate-medications-in-chinese-older-adults-the-beers-criteria-compared-with-the-screening-tool-of-older-persons-prescriptions-criteria
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Hong Li, Shiyun Pu, Qinhui Liu, Xin Huang, Jiangying Kuang, Lei Chen, Jing Shen, Shihai Cheng, Tong Wu, Rui Li, Yanping Li, Li Mo, Wei Jiang, Yi Song, Jinhan He
AIM: The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) use in West China Hospital residents aged ≥65 years, using two sets of criteria - the Beers and Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions (STOPP) criteria - and to compare the Beers and STOPP criteria, and to determine the better criteria for assessing PIM of older adults in China. METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study, and all patients were aged ≥65 years and admitted through the Information Center of West China Hospital from October 2010 to April 2013...
February 22, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224412/antihypertensive-medication-use-and-risk-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
#19
Joanne S Colt, Jonathan N Hofmann, Kendra Schwartz, Wong-Ho Chow, Barry I Graubard, Faith Davis, Julie Ruterbusch, Sonja Berndt, Mark P Purdue
PURPOSE: Use of antihypertensive medications has been associated with renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but it is unclear whether specific types of medications increase RCC risk independent of the effect of hypertension, or whether the association varies by histologic subtype. To address this question, we analyzed data from a U.S. population-based case-control study of RCC. METHODS: We collected information on participants' use of drugs to treat hypertension, heart problems, weight control, and swelling...
February 21, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224334/the-trpm4-channel-is-functionally-important-for-the-beneficial-cardiac-remodeling-induced-by-endurance-training
#20
Mélanie Gueffier, Justin Zintz, Karen Lambert, Amanda Finan, Franck Aimond, Nourdine Chakouri, Christophe Hédon, Mathieu Granier, Pierre Launay, Jérôme Thireau, Sylvain Richard, Marie Demion
Cardiac hypertrophy (CH) is an adaptive process that exists in two distinct forms and allows the heart to adequately respond to an organism's needs. The first form of CH is physiological, adaptive and reversible. The second is pathological, irreversible and associated with fibrosis and cardiomyocyte death. CH involves multiple molecular mechanisms that are still not completely defined but it is now accepted that physiological CH is associated more with the PI3-K/Akt pathway while the main signaling cascade activated in pathological CH involves the Calcineurin-NFAT pathway...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
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