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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933692/a-quantitative-hypermorphic-cngc-allele-confers-ectopic-calcium-flux-and-impairs-cellular-development
#1
David M Chiasson, Kristina Haage, Katharina Sollweck, Andreas Brachmann, Petra Dietrich, Martin Parniske
The coordinated control of Ca(2+) signaling is essential for development in eukaryotes. Cyclic nucleotide-gated channel (CNGC) family members mediate Ca(2+) influx from cellular stores in plants(1-4). Here we report the unusual genetic behavior of a quantitative gain-of-function CNGC mutation (brush) in Lotus japonicus resulting in a leaky tetrameric channel. brush resides in a cluster of redundant CNGCs encoding subunits which resemble metazoan voltage-gated potassium (Kv1-Kv4) channels in assembly and gating properties...
September 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931721/neuropeptidergic-integration-of-behavior-in-trichoplax-adhaerens-an-animal-without-synapses
#2
Adriano Senatore, Thomas S Reese, Carolyn L Smith
Trichoplax adhaerens is a flat, millimeter-sized marine animal that adheres to surfaces and grazes on algae. Trichoplax displays a repertoire of different feeding behaviors despite the apparent absence of a true nervous system with electrical or chemical synapses. It glides along surfaces to find food, propelled by beating cilia on cells at its ventral surface, and pauses during feeding by arresting ciliary beating. We found that when endomorphin-like peptides are applied to an animal, ciliary beating is arrested, mimicking natural feeding pauses...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931097/-approaching-new-pharmacotherapy-options-in-pain-treatment
#3
András Telekes
The evolution of medicine is noticeable in most therapeutic areas, the worse the current therapeutic result, the more quick the improvement. This is especially true in such areas that require substantial social resources, namely oncology, diabetology and CNS diseases. Pain is not a disease, it is a symptom. Pain is one of the most important components of human suffering thus it deserves special attention. In recent years new formulations of old medicines were introduced rather than new medicines. Maybe ziconitide is the last pain killer with new mechanism of action which was approved by FDA in 2004...
September 20, 2017: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930822/five-years-experience-on-3-4-diaminopyridine-phosphate-in-lambert-eaton-syndrome-case-reports
#4
Simona Portaro, Teresa Brizzi, Stefano Sinicropi, Alberto Cacciola, Maria Cristina De Cola, Alessia Bramanti, Demetrio Milardi, Antonino Lupica, Placido Bramanti, Antonio Toscano, Carmelo Rodolico
RATIONALE: To report our experience on 7 patients (4 males and 3 females), affected by nonparaneoplastic Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, treated with 3,4-diaminopyridine phosphate (3,4-DAPP) either alone or in combination with other immunosuppressants or steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patients have been evaluated at specific timepoints (ie, baseline and last 5 year follow-up), with neurological examination, autoantibodies against presynaptic voltage-gated Cav2.1 (P/Q type) calcium ion channel (VGCC) dosage, neurophysiological evaluation focusing on the increased amplitude of the compound muscle action potential (cMAP) after maximum voluntary effort, quantitative myasthenia gravis (QMG) and activities of daily living scales, and autonomic nervous system involvement evaluation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927342/expert-opinion-biomimetic-functionalized-surfaces-and-the-induction-of-bone-formation
#5
Ugo Ripamonti
Tissue engineering still needs to assign the molecular basis of pattern formation, tissue induction and morphogenesis: What next to morphogens and stem cells? Macroporous biomimetic matrices per se, without the addition of the soluble osteogenic molecular signals of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) supergene family, initiate the induction of bone formation. Carving geometries within different calcium phosphate-based macroporous bioreactors we show that geometric cues imprinted within the macroporous spaces initiate the spontaneous induction of bone...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921719/inflammation-alters-ampa-stimulated-calcium-responses-in-dorsal-striatal-d2-but-not-d1-spiny-projection-neurons
#6
Carissa D Winland, Nora Welsh, Alberto Sepulveda-Rodriguez, Stefano Vicini, Kathleen A Maguire-Zeiss
Neuroinflammation precedes neuronal loss in striatal neurodegenerative diseases and can be exacerbated by the release of proinflammatory molecules by microglia. These molecules can affect trafficking of AMPARs. The preferential trafficking of calcium-permeable versus impermeable AMPARs can result in disruptions of [Ca(2+) ]i and alter cellular functions. In striatal neurodegenerative diseases, changes in [Ca(2+) ]i and L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) have been reported. Therefore, the present study sought to determine whether a proinflammatory environment alters AMPA-stimulated [Ca(2+) ]i through calcium-permeable AMPARs and/or L-type VGCCs in dopamine-2 and dopamine-1 expressing striatal spiny projection neurons (D2 and D1 SPNs) in the dorsal striatum...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920084/effects-of-methamphetamine-on-locomotor-activity-and-thalamic-gene-expression-in-leptin-deficient-obese-mice
#7
Betina González, Candela González, Verónica Bisagno, Francisco J Urbano
Leptin is an adipose-derived hormone that regulates energy balance. Leptin receptors are expressed in extrahypothalamic sites and several reports showed that leptin can influence feeding and locomotor behavior via direct actions on dopaminergic neurons. The leptin deficient mouse (ob/ob) has been used as an animal model of blunted leptin action, and presents with obesity and mild type 2 diabetes. We used ob/ob mice to study the effect of repeated 7-day methamphetamine (METH) administration analyzing locomotion, behavioral sensitization, and somatosensory thalamic mRNA expression of voltage-gated calcium channels and glutamatergic receptors using RT-PCR...
July 2017: Translational Brain Rhythmicity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904093/sodium-dynamics-in-pyramidal-neuron-dendritic-spines-synaptically-evoked-entry-predominantly-through-ampa-receptors-and-removal-by-diffusion
#8
Kenichi Miyazaki, William N Ross
Dendritic spines are key elements underlying synaptic integration and cellular plasticity, but many features of these important structures are not known or are controversial. We examined these properties with newly developed simultaneous sodium and calcium imaging that had single spine resolution in pyramidal neurons in rat hippocampal slices from either sex. Indicators for both ions were loaded through the somatic patch pipette, which also recorded electrical responses. Fluorescence changes were detected with a high speed, low noise CCD camera...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900128/the-l-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-co-localizes-with-syntaxin-1a-in-nano-clusters-at-the-plasma-membrane
#9
Julia Sajman, Michael Trus, Daphne Atlas, Eilon Sherman
The secretory signal elicited by membrane depolarization traverses from the Ca(2+)-bound α11.2 pore-forming subunit of the L-type Ca(2+)-channel (Cav1.2) to syntaxin 1 A (Sx1A) via an intra-membrane signaling mechanism. Here, we report the use of two-color Photo-Activated-Localization-Microscopy (PALM) to determine the relation between Cav1.2 and Sx1A in single-molecule detail. We observed nanoscale co-clusters of PAmCherry-tagged Sx1A and Dronpa-tagged α11.2 at a ~1:1 ratio. PAmCherry-tagged Sx1A(C145A), or PAmCherry-tagged Sx2, an inactive Cav1...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899915/conditional-deletion-of-the-l-type-calcium-channel-cav1-2-in-ng2-positive-cells-impairs-remyelination-in-mice
#10
Diara A Santiago González, Veronica T Cheli, Norma N Zamora, Tenzing N Lama, Vilma Spreuer, Geoffrey G Murphy, Pablo M Paez
Exploring the molecular mechanisms that drive the maturation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) during the remyelination process is essential to develop new therapeutic tools to intervene in demyelinating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. To determine whether L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (L-VGCCs) are required for OPC development during remyelination, we have generated an inducible conditional knockout mouse in which the L-VGCC isoform Cav1.2 was deleted in NG2 positive OPCs (Cav1.2(KO))...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894435/neuroactive-steroids-receptor-interactions-and-responses
#11
REVIEW
Kald Beshir Tuem, Tesfay Mehari Atey
Neuroactive steroids (NASs) are naturally occurring steroids, which are synthesized centrally as de novo from cholesterol and are classified as pregnane, androstane, and sulfated neurosteroids (NSs). NASs modulate many processes via interacting with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), N-methyl-d-aspartate, serotonin, voltage-gated calcium channels, voltage-dependent anion channels, α-adrenoreceptors, X-receptors of the liver, transient receptor potential channels, microtubule-associated protein 2, neurotrophin nerve growth factor, and σ1 receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887906/sphingosine-1-phosphate-and-renal-vasoconstriction
#12
EDITORIAL
Boye L Jensen
In the present issue of Acta Physiologica, Guan et al. in their article "Mechanisms of sphingosine-1-phosphate-mediated vasoconstriction of rat afferent arterioles" (1) address the signaling events associated with sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P)-mediated renal afferent vasoconstriction and show in, technically demanding, blood-perfused juxtamedullary nephron preparation that S1P signaling relies predominantly on transmembrane calcium influx from the extracellular fluid through L-type calcium channels with contribution from oxidative stress metabolites(1) ...
September 9, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882644/postsynaptic-n-type-or-p-q-type-calcium-channels-mediate-long-term-potentiation-by-group-i-metabotropic-glutamate-receptors-in-the-trigeminal-oralis
#13
Haein Weon, Tae Wan Kim, Dong-Ho Youn
AIMS: Both N-type and P/Q-type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channels (VGCCs) are involved in the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP), the long-lasting increase of synaptic strength, in the central nervous system. To provide further information on the roles of N-type and P/Q-type VGCCs in the induction of LTP at excitatory synapses of trigeminal primary afferents in the spinal trigeminal subnucleus oralis (Vo), we investigated whether they contribute to the induction of LTP by activation of group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs)...
September 4, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867800/ciguatoxins-evoke-potent-cgrp-release-by-activation-of-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-subtypes-nav1-9-nav1-7-and-nav1-1
#14
Filip Touska, Simon Sattler, Philipp Malsch, Richard J Lewis, Peter W Reeh, Katharina Zimmermann
Ciguatoxins (CTXs) are marine toxins that cause ciguatera fish poisoning, a debilitating disease dominated by sensory and neurological disturbances that include cold allodynia and various painful symptoms as well as long-lasting pruritus. Although CTXs are known as the most potent mammalian sodium channel activator toxins, the etiology of many of its neurosensory symptoms remains unresolved. We recently described that local application of 1 nM Pacific Ciguatoxin-1 (P-CTX-1) into the skin of human subjects induces a long-lasting, painful axon reflex flare and that CTXs are particularly effective in releasing calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) from nerve terminals...
August 30, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866764/l-type-calcium-channels-in-exocytosis-and-endocytosis-of-chromaffin-cells
#15
REVIEW
Carmen Nanclares, Andrés M Baraibar, Luis Gandía
The coexistence of different subtypes of voltage-dependent calcium channels (VDCC) within the same chromaffin cell (CC) and the marked interspecies variability in the proportion of VDCC subtypes that are present in the plasmalemma of the CCs raises the question on their roles in controlling different physiological functions. Particularly relevant seems to be the role of VDCCs in the regulation of the exocytotic neurotransmitter release process, and its tightly coupled membrane retrieval (endocytosis) process since both are Ca(2+)-dependent processes...
September 2, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865873/statin-therapy-exacerbates-alcohol-induced-constriction-of-cerebral-arteries-via-modulation-of-ethanol-induced-bk-channel-inhibition-in-vascular-smooth-muscle
#16
Maria N Simakova, Shivantika Bisen, Alex M Dopico, Anna N Bukiya
Statins constitute the most commonly prescribed drugs to decrease cholesterol (CLR). CLR is an important modulator of alcohol-induced cerebral artery constriction (AICAC). Using rats on a high CLR diet (2% CLR) we set to determine whether atorvastatin administration (10mg/kg daily for 18-23weeks) modified AICAC. Middle cerebral arteries were pressurized in vitro at 60mmHg and AICAC was evoked by 50mM ethanol, that is within the range of blood alcohol detected in humans following moderate-to-heavy drinking. AICAC was evident in high CLR+atorvastatin group but not in high CLR diet+placebo...
September 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862523/l-and-t-type-calcium-channel-blockers-protect-against-the-inhibitory-effects-of-mipafox-on-neurite-outgrowth-and-plasticity-related-proteins-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#17
Laís Silva Fernandes, Neife Aparecida G Dos Santos, Guilherme Luz Emerick, Antonio Cardozo Dos Santos
Some organophosphorus compounds (OP), including the pesticide mipafox, produce late onset distal axonal degeneration, known as organophosphorus-induced delayed neuropathy (OPIDN). The underlying mechanism involves irreversible inhibition of neuropathy target esterase (NTE) activity, elevated intracellular calcium levels, increased activity of calcium-activated proteases and impaired neuritogenesis. Voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCC) appear to play a role in several neurologic disorders, including OPIDN. Therefore, this study aimed to examine and compare the neuroprotective effects of T-type (amiloride) and L-type (nimodipine) VGCC blockers induced by the inhibitory actions of mipafox on neurite outgrowth and axonal proteins of retinoic-acid-stimulated SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells, a neuronal model widely employed to determine the neurotoxicity attributed to OP...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837380/cav2-channel-subtype-expression-in-rat-sympathetic-neurons-is-selectively-regulated-by-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-subunits
#18
Mallory B Scott, Paul J Kammermeier
Type two voltage gated calcium (CaV2) channels are the primary mediators of neurotransmission at neuronal presynapses, but their function at neural soma is also important in regulating excitability (1) . Mechanisms that regulate CaV2 channel expression at synapses have been studied extensively, which motivated us to perform similar studies in the soma. Rat sympathetic neurons from the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) natively express CaV2.2 and CaV2.3 (2) . We noted previously that heterologous expression of CaV2...
August 24, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835064/-spinal-analgesic-mechanism-of-minocycline-in-formalin-induced-inflammatory-pain
#19
X X Hu, H Z Peng, X E Cheng, X J Feng, L X Ma, C Y Jiang, T Liu
Objective: To investigate the spinal analgesic mechanism of minocycline in formalin-induced inflammatory pain. Methods: Behavioral test: Male Sprague-Dawley rats(3-5-week old) were randomly assigned into four groups: control, model, vehicle-controlled and minocycline group. Ten percent neutral formalin was injected subcutaneously into the right hind paw dorsum of the rats in model, vehicle-controlled and minocycline group. Normal saline was injected subcutaneously into the right hind paw dorsum of the rats in control group...
August 22, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831406/data-and-calculus-on-isobolographic-analysis-to-determine-the-antinociceptive-interaction-between-calcium-channel-blocker-and-a-trpv1-blocker-in-acute-pain-model-in-mice
#20
Juliana F Silva, Manuella R Palhares, Duana C Santos, Cláudio A Silva-Junior, Juliano Ferreira, Marcus V Gomez, Célio J Castro Junior
Determining antinociceptive interaction between Phα1β toxin (a voltage gated calcium channel blocker) and SB366791 (selective TRPV1 antagonist) may have both clinical and mechanistic implications for the pain management. This data in brief article is associated to the research paper "Synergistic antinociceptive effect of a calcium channel blocker and a TRPV1 blocker in an acute pain model in mice". This material supports the isobolographic analysis performed with the above drugs and shows: data of the dose response curves of the agents given as single drug or combination regimens...
October 2017: Data in Brief
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