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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444515/comprehensive-mirna-analysis-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-extracellular-vesicles
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Xiang-Yu Zou, Yongjiang Yu, Sihao Lin, Liang Zhong, Jie Sun, Guangyuan Zhang, Yingjian Zhu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) participate in the tissue-specific repair of many different organs, especially the kidney. Their effects are primarily mediated by the paracrine release of factors including extracellular vesicles (EVs), which are composed of micro-vesicles and exosomes. The corresponding microRNAs (miRNAs) of EVs are considered important for their biological functions. METHODS: MSCs were cultured from the human umbilical cord, and EVs were isolated from the medium...
February 8, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443515/tuning-inner-ear-tip-link-affinity-through-alternatively-spliced-variants-of-protocadherin-15
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Yoshie Narui, Marcos Sotomayor
Human hearing relies upon the tip-to-tip interaction of two non-classical cadherins, protocadherin-15 (PCDH15) and cadherin-23 (CDH23). Together, these proteins form a filament called the tip link that connects neighboring stereocilia of mechanosensitive hair cells. As sound waves enter the cochlea, the stereocilia deflect and tension is applied to the tip link opening nearby transduction channels. Disruption of the tip link by loud sound or calcium chelators eliminates transduction currents and illustrates that tip-link integrity is critical for mechanosensing...
February 14, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441826/protective-effect-of-an-l-type-calcium-channel-blocker-amlodipine-on-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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H Kaya, B Polat, A Albayrak, T Mercantepe, B Buyuk
Paracetamol (P), one of the most popular and commonly used analgesic and antipyretic agents, causes hepatotoxicity in overdoses. Amlodipine (AML), an L-type calcium channel blocker, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory activity by reversing the effect of calcium in the inflammation pathogenesis. In this study, the hepatoprotective activity of AML on P-induced hepatotoxicity was evaluated. Thirty male albino Wistar rats were divided into five groups: (1) control, (2) 2 g/kg of P, (3) 2 g/kg of P + 5 mg/kg of AML, (4) 2 g/kg of P + 10 mg/kg of AML, and (5) 10 mg/kg of AML...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439660/the-impact-of-down-regulated-sk3-expressions-on-hirschsprung-disease
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Gunadi, Mukhamad Sunardi, Nova Yuli Prasetyo Budi, Alvin Santoso Kalim, Kristy Iskandar, Andi Dwihantoro
BACKGROUND: Some Hirschsprung's disease (HSCR) patients showed persistent bowel symptoms following an appropriately performed pull-through procedure. The mechanism is presumed to be down-regulated small-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel 3 (SK3) expression in the HSCR ganglionic intestines. We aimed to investigate the SK3 expression's impact in HSCR patients after a properly performed pull-through surgery in an Indonesian population, a genetically distinct group within Asia...
February 13, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439404/high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-produces-spontaneous-ventricular-arrhythmias-and-increases-the-activity-of-ryanodine-receptors-in-mice
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Gina Sánchez, Felipe Araneda, Juan Pedro Peña, José Pablo Finkelstein, Jaime A Riquelme, Luis Montecinos, Genaro Barrientos, Paola Llanos, Zully Pedrozo, Matilde Said, Ricardo Bull, Paulina Donoso
Ventricular arrhythmias are a common cause of sudden cardiac death, and their occurrence is higher in obese subjects. Abnormal gating of ryanodine receptors (RyR2), the calcium release channels of the sarcoplasmic reticulum, can produce ventricular arrhythmias. Since obesity promotes oxidative stress and RyR2 are redox-sensitive channels, we investigated whether the RyR2 activity was altered in obese mice. Mice fed a high fat diet (HFD) became obese after eight weeks and exhibited a significant increase in the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439248/transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-4-activation-induced-increase-in-glycine-activated-current-in-mouse-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons
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Mengwen Qi, Chunfeng Wu, Zhouqing Wang, Li Zhou, Chen Men, Yimei Du, Songming Huang, Lei Chen, Ling Chen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Glycine plays an important role in regulating hippocampal inhibitory/ excitatory neurotransmission through activating glycine receptors (GlyRs) and acting as a co-agonist of N-methyl-d-aspartate-type glutamate receptors. Activation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is reported to inhibit hippocampal A-type γ-aminobutyric acid receptor, a ligand-gated chloride ion channel. GlyRs are also ligand-gated chloride ion channels and this paper aimed to explore whether activation of TRPV4 could modulate GlyRs...
February 7, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437792/mechanistic-exploration-of-cancer-stem-cell-marker-voltage-dependent-calcium-channel-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-subunit-mediated-chemotherapy-resistance-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Jiangyong Yu, Shuhang Wang, Wei Zhao, Jianchun Duan, Zhijie Wang, Hanxiao Chen, Yanhua Tian, Di Wang, Jun Zhao, Tongtong An, Hua Bai, Meina Wu, Jie Wang
PURPOSE: Chemo-resistance in small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is reportedly attributed to the existence of resistant cancer stem cells (CSCs). Studies involving CSC-specific markers and related mechanisms in SCLC remain limited. The current study explored the role of the voltage-dependent calcium channel α2δ1 subunit as a CSC marker in chemo-resistant SCLC, and explored the potential mechanisms of α2δ1-mediated chemo-resistance and strategies of overcoming the resistance. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: α2δ1 positive cells were identified and isolated from SCLC cell lines and patient derived xenografts (PDXs) models, and CSC-like properties were subsequently verified...
February 6, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437015/the-yin-and-yang-of-bk-channels-in-epilepsy
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Yudan Zhu, Shuzhang Zhang, Yijun Feng, Qian Xiao, Jiwei Cheng, Jie Tao
The large conductance calcium-activated potassium (BK) channel, extensively distributed in the central nervous system (CNS), is considered as a vital player in the pathogenesis of epilepsy, with evidence implicating derangement of K+ as well as regulating action potential shape and duration. However, unlike other channels implicated in epilepsy whose function in neurons could clearly be labeled "excitatory" or "inhibitory", the unique physiological behavior of the BK channel allows it to both augment and decrease the excitability of neurons...
February 13, 2018: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436604/cav-1-2-and-cav-2-2-expression-is-regulated-by-different-endogenous-ghrelin-levels-in-pancreatic-acinar-cells-during-acute-pancreatitis
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Jie Zhou, Mengbin Qin, Huilin Wang, Jiaping He, Hongzong Fu, Huirong Shi, Zhihai Liang, Guodu Tang
Ghrelin influences pancreatic endocrine and exocrine functions, regulates intracellular calcium [Ca2+]i levels, and has an anti-inflammatory role in acute pancreatitis. This study investigated the role of endogenous ghrelin in the expression of Cav 1.2 (L-type of Ca2+ channel) and Cav 2.2 (N-type of Ca2+ channel) in acute pancreatitis. For this purpose, acute edematous pancreatitis (AEP) and acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) rat models were established. Cav 1.2 and Cav 2.2 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in the pancreatic tissues of rats; ghrelin, interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) serum levels were detected using ELISA...
February 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436594/uvb-induces-apoptosis-via-downregulation-of-calml3-dependent-jnk1-2-and-erk1-2-pathways-in-cataract
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Yin Jia, Qin Qin, Chao-Ping Fang, Wei Shen, Ting-Ting Sun, Yuan-Lan Huang, Wen-Jie Li, An-Mei Deng
The aim of the current study was to understand the mechanisms of apoptosis occurring in cultured human lens epithelial cells (HLECs) following ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation. The investigations intended to confirm the presence of apoptosis and to reveal the roles of oxidative stress, calcium (Ca2+), c‑Jun NH2‑terminal kinase (JNK)1/2, and extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 signaling pathway in these progresses. Cell apoptosis, ROS generation and intracellular Ca2+ concentration was measured by flow cytometry...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435486/transient-receptor-potential-channels-trpm4-and-trpc3-critically-contribute-to-respiratory-motor-pattern-formation-but-not-rhythmogenesis-in-rodent-brainstem-circuits
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Hidehiko Koizumi, Tibin T John, Justine X Chia, Mohammad F Tariq, Ryan S Phillips, Bryan Mosher, Yonghua Chen, Ryan Thompson, Ruli Zhang, Naohiro Koshiya, Jeffrey C Smith
Transient receptor potential channel, TRPM4, the putative molecular substrate for Ca2+-activated nonselective cation current (ICAN), is hypothesized to generate bursting activity of pre-Bötzinger complex (pre-BötC) inspiratory neurons and critically contribute to respiratory rhythmogenesis. Another TRP channel, TRPC3, which mediates Na+/Ca2+ fluxes, may be involved in regulating Ca2+-related signaling, including affecting TRPM4/ICAN in respiratory pre-BötC neurons. However, TRPM4 and TRPC3 expression in pre-BötC inspiratory neurons and functional roles of these channels remain to be determined...
January 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434054/influence-of-dutasteride-and-nifedipine-on-catsper-gene-expression-in-epididymis-of-mice
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Archana Srivastav, Bendangla Changkija, Kunal Sharan, Geet Kumar Nagar, Falgun Wanganuji Bansode
Calcium (Ca2+) signaling is critical for successful fertilization. In spermatozoa, capacitation, hyperactivation of motility and the acrosome reaction are all mediated by increases in intracellular Ca2 + through CatSper (sperm specific cation channel). The CatSper channel complex contains four pore forming α subunits (CatSper1-4 ) and five accessory subunits called β, δ, ε, γ and ζ . Genetic deletion of any of the four CatSper genes in mice results in loss of hyperactivated motility and male infertility...
February 6, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433851/systemic-medication-associations-with-presumed-advanced-or-uncontrolled-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Wei Zheng, Thaddeus P Dryja, Zhongyuan Wei, Dongying Song, Haijun Tian, Kristijan H Kahler, Anthony P Khawaja
PURPOSE: To identify associations between systemic medications and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) requiring a procedure using United States insurance claims data in a hypothesis-generating study. DESIGN: Database study. PARTICIPANTS: In total, 6130 POAG cases (defined as patients with POAG undergoing a glaucoma procedure) were matched to 30 650 controls (defined as patients undergoing cataract surgery but without a coded glaucoma diagnosis, procedure, or medication) by age, gender, and region of residence...
February 9, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433578/resistant-hypertension-on-treatment-reshypot-sequential-nephron-blockade-compared-to-dual-blockade-of-the-renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system-plus-bisoprolol-in-the-treatment-of-resistant-arterial-hypertension-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth do Espirito Santo Cestário, Letícia Aparecida Barufi Fernandes, Luiz Tadeu Giollo-Júnior, Jéssica Rodrigues Roma Uyemura, Camila Suemi Sato Matarucco, Manoel Idelfonso Paz Landim, Luciana Neves Cosenso-Martin, Lúcia Helena Bonalume Tácito, Heitor Moreno, José Fernando Vilela-Martin, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo
BACKGROUND: Resistant hypertension is characterized when the blood pressure (BP) remains above the recommended goal after taking three antihypertensive drugs with synergistic actions at their maximum recommended tolerated doses, preferably including a diuretic. Identifying the contribution of intravascular volume and serum renin in maintaining BP levels could help tailor more effective hypertension treatment, whether acting on the control of intravascular volume or sodium balance, or acting on the effects of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on the kidney...
February 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432788/different-perception-levels-of-histamine-induced-itch-sensation-in-young-adult-mice
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Yeounjung Ji, Yongwoo Jang, Wook Joo Lee, Young Duk Yang, Won-Sik Shim
Itch is an unpleasant sensation that evokes behavioral responses such as scratching the skin. Interestingly, it is conceived that the perception of itch sensation is influenced by age. Indeed, accumulating evidence supports the idea that even children or younger adults show distinctive itch sensation depending on age. This evidence implies the presence of a mechanism that regulates the perception of itch sensation in an age-dependent fashion. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate a putative mechanism for the age-dependent perception of itch sensation by comparing histamine-induced scratching behaviors in 45-day old (D45) and 75-day old male "young adult" mice...
February 9, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431662/classification-and-reporting-of-potentially-proarrhythmic-common-genetic-variation-in-long-qt-syndrome-genetic-testing
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REVIEW
John R Giudicessi, Dan M Roden, Arthur A M Wilde, Michael J Ackerman
The acquired and congenital forms of long QT syndrome represent 2 distinct but clinically and genetically intertwined disorders of cardiac repolarization characterized by the shared final common pathway of QT interval prolongation and risk of potentially life-threatening arrhythmias. Over the past 2 decades, our understanding of the spectrum of genetic variation that (1) perturbs the function of cardiac ion channel macromolecular complexes and intracellular calcium-handling proteins, (2) underlies acquired/congenital long QT syndrome susceptibility, and (3) serves as a determinant of QT interval duration in the general population has grown exponentially...
February 6, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431423/osmosis-driven-motion-type-modulation-of-biological-nanopores-for-parallel-optical-nucleic-acid-sensing
#17
Yuqin Wang, Shuanghong Yan, Pan-Ke Zhang, Zidao Zeng, Di Zhao, Jiaxin Wang, Hong-Yuan Chen, Shuo Huang
Recent developments in nanopore sequencing have inspired new concepts in precision medicine but limited in throughput. By optically encoding calcium flux from an array of nanopores, parallel measurements from hundreds of nanopores were reported while lateral drifts of biological nanopores set obstacles for signal processing. In this paper, optical single channel recording (oSCR) serves to track nanopores with high precision and a general principle of nanopore motion kinetics is quantitatively investigated. By finely adjusting the osmosis oriented interactions between the lipid/substrate interfaces,motions of nanopores could be controllably restricted...
February 12, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430647/the-cells-and-conductance-mediating-cholinergic-neurotransmission-in-the-murine-proximal-stomach
#18
Tae Sik Sung, Sung Jin Hwang, Sang Don Koh, Yulia Bayguinov, Lauen E Peri, Peter J Blair, Timothy I Webb, David M Pardo, Jason R Rock, Kenton M Sanders, Sean M Ward
Enteric motor neurotransmission is essential for normal gastrointestinal (GI) motility. Controversy exists regarding the cells and ionic conductance(s) that mediate post-junctional neuroeffector responses to motor neurotransmitters. Isolated intramuscular ICC (ICC-IM) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) from murine fundus muscles were used to determine the conductances activated by carbachol (CCh) in each cell-type. The calcium-activated chloride conductance (CaCC), Ano1 is expressed by ICC-IM but not resolved in SMCs, and CCh activated a Cl- conductance in ICC-IM and a non-selective cation conductance (NSCC) in SMCs...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430198/acute-kidney-injury-and-infections-in-patients-taking-antihypertensive-drugs-a-self-controlled-case-series-analysis
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Kathryn E Mansfield, Ian J Douglas, Dorothea Nitsch, Sara L Thomas, Liam Smeeth, Laurie A Tomlinson
Background: The relative risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) following different infections, and whether angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) modify the risk, is unclear. We aimed to determine the risks of hospital admission with AKI following infections (urinary tract infection [UTI], lower respiratory tract infection [LRTI], and gastroenteritis) among users of antihypertensive drugs. Methods: We used UK electronic health records from practices contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to the Hospital Episode Statistics database...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429937/a-calmodulin-c-lobe-ca2-dependent-switch-governs-kv7-channel-function
#20
Aram Chang, Fayal Abderemane-Ali, Greg L Hura, Nathan D Rossen, Rachel E Gate, Daniel L Minor
Kv7 (KCNQ) voltage-gated potassium channels control excitability in the brain, heart, and ear. Calmodulin (CaM) is crucial for Kv7 function, but how this calcium sensor affects activity has remained unclear. Here, we present X-ray crystallographic analysis of CaM:Kv7.4 and CaM:Kv7.5 AB domain complexes that reveal an Apo/CaM clamp conformation and calcium binding preferences. These structures, combined with small-angle X-ray scattering, biochemical, and functional studies, establish a regulatory mechanism for Kv7 CaM modulation based on a common architecture in which a CaM C-lobe calcium-dependent switch releases a shared Apo/CaM clamp conformation...
February 6, 2018: Neuron
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