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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550175/chronic-hypoxia-attenuates-the-vasodilator-efficacy-of-protein-kinase-g-in-fetal-and-adult-ovine-cerebral-arteries
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Richard B Thorpe, Margaret C Hubbell, Jinjutha Silpanisong, James M Williams, William J Pearce
Long-term hypoxia (LTH) attenuates nitric oxide (NO) induced vasorelaxation in ovine middle cerebral arteries. Because cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) is an important mediator of NO signaling in vascular smooth muscle, we tested the hypothesis that LTH diminishes the ability of PKG to interact with target proteins and cause vasorelaxation. Prominent among proteins that regulate vascular tone is the large conductance calcium-sensitive potassium (BK) channel, which is a substrate for PKG and is responsive to phosphorylation on multiple serine/threonine residues...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550173/experimental-cardiac-radiation-exposure-induces-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Hirofumi Saiki, Gilles Moulay, Adam J Guenzel, Weibin Liu, Teresa Decklever, Kelly Classic, Linh Pham, Horng H Chen, John C Burnett, Stephen J Russell, Margaret M Redfield
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer radiotherapy increases the risk of heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Cardiomyocytes are highly radio-resistant but radiation specifically affects coronary microvascular endothelial cells with subsequent microvascular inflammation and rarefaction. The effects of radiation on left ventricular (LV) diastolic function are poorly characterized. We hypothesized that cardiac radiation exposure may result in diastolic dysfunction without reduced EF...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546515/the-interaction-between-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-cascade-and-pkg-activation-in-cancer
#3
Kevin Lee, Gary A Piazza
The activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling cascade has been well studied and documented in colorectal cancer (CRC). The long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been shown to reduce the incidence and risk of death from CRC in numerous epidemiological studies. The NSAID sulindac has also been reported to cause regression of precancerous adenomas in individuals with familial adenomatous polyposis who are at high risk of developing CRC. The mechanism responsible for cancer chemopreventive activity of NSAIDs is not well understood but may be unrelated to their cyclooxygenase inhibitory activity...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526706/cardiac-hyporesponsiveness-in-severe-sepsis-is-associated-with-nitric-oxide-dependent-activation-of-g-protein-receptor-kinase
#4
Daniela Dal-Secco, Silvia DalBó, Natalia E S Lautherbach, Fábio N Gava, Mara Rubia Nunes Celes, Patricia Oliveira Benedet, Adriana H Souza, Juliana Akinaga, Vanessa Lima, Katiussia P Silva, Luiz Ricardo A Kiguti, Marcos A Rossi, Isis do Carmo Kettelhut, André Sampaio Pupo, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, Jamil Assreuy
G protein-coupled receptor kinase isoform 2 (GRK2) has a critical role in physiological and pharmacological responses to endogenous and exogenous substances. Sepsis causes an important cardiovascular dysfunction in which nitric oxide (NO) has a relevant role. The present study aimed to assess the putative effect of inducible NO synthase (NOS-2)-derived NO on the activity of GRK2 in the context of septic cardiac dysfunction. C57BL/6 mice were submitted to severe septic injury by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515175/role-for-reactive-oxygen-species-in-flow-stimulated-inner-medullary-collecting-duct-endothelin-1-production
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Will Wheatley, Donald E Kohan
Inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD)-derived endothelin-1 (ET-1) is stimulated by volume expansion, in part through augmented luminal flow, whereupon it can elicit natriuresis and diuresis. Since flow can alter nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), both of which can affect collecting duct salt transport, we asked whether NO and/or ROS mediate flow-stimulated IMCD ET-1. Mouse IMCD3 cells were exposed to flow and ET-1/GAPDH mRNA assessed. A shear stress of 10 dyne/cm2 for 1 hr increased ET-1 mRNA by 4-fold compared to no flow (ET-1 flow response)...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509344/cgmp-signalling-inhibits-platelet-shape-change-through-regulation-of-the-rhoa-rho-kinase-mlc-phosphatase-signalling-pathway
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Ahmed Aburima, Kochar Walladbegi, Jonathan D Wake, Khalid M Naseem
BACKGROUND: Platelet shape change, spreading and thrombus stability requires activation of the actin cytoskeleton contractile machinery. The mechanisms controlling actin assembly to prevent unwanted platelet activation are unclear. OBJECTIVES: We examined the effects of nitric oxide on the signalling pathways regulating platelet actin-myosin activation. RESULTS: S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) inhibited thrombin-induced platelet shape change and myosin phosphorylation of myosin light chain (MLC)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506928/distinct-phosphodiesterase-5a-containing-compartments-allow-selective-regulation-of-cgmp-dependent-signalling-in-human-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells
#7
Lindsay S Wilson, Manhong Guo, M Bibiana Umana, Donald H Maurice
Cyclic GMP (cGMP) translates and integrates much of the information encoded by nitric oxide (NO(·)) and several natriuretic peptides, including the atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). Previously, we reported that integration of a cGMP-specific cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase, namely phosphodiesterase 5A (PDE5A), into a protein kinase G (PKG)- and inositol-1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R)-containing endoplasmic reticulum (ER) signalosome allows localized control of PDE5A activity and of PKG-dependent inhibition of IP3-mediated release of ER Ca(2+) in human platelets...
May 12, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506550/cardioprotective-efficacy-of-sevoflurane-vs-propofol-during-induction-and-or-maintenance-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-revascularization-surgery-without-pump-a-randomized-trial
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J L Guerrero Orriach, M Galán Ortega, A Ramirez Fernandez, M Ramirez Aliaga, M I Moreno Cortes, D Ariza Villanueva, A Florez Vela, J Alcaide Torres, C Santiago Fernandez, E Matute Gonzalez, E Alsina Marcos, J J Escalona Belmonte, M Rubio Navarro, L Garrido Sanchez, J Cruz Mañas
PURPOSE: Pre and post-operative administration of sevoflurane in myocardial revascularization surgery provides enhanced cardioprotective effects exerted by pharmacologic pre- and post-conditioning, as compared to propofol. The identification of the enzymes involved in conditioning mechanisms is crucial to the understanding of the effects of sevoflurane in cardiac surgery patients. The impact of sevoflurane on another crucial target organ-the kidney-was also assessed. METHODS: Ninety patients undergoing off-pump myocardial revascularization surgery were allocated to receive either intra- and postoperative sevoflurane (SS), intraoperative sevoflurane and postoperative propofol (SP), or intra- and postoperative propofol (PP))...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503333/peritoneal-keratin-granulomatosis-associated-with-endometrioid-adenocarcinoma-of-the-uterine-corpus-in-a-woman-with-polycystic-ovaries-a-potential-pitfall-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Helen J Trihia, Maria Papazian, Natasa Novkovic, John Provatas, Sotiria Tsangouri, Dimitrios C Papatheodorou
Peritoneal keratin granulomatosis is a rare condition included under granulomatous lesions of the peritoneum. It can be secondary to neoplasms of the female genital tract and can mimic carcinomatosis intraoperatively. A case of a 40-year-old woman with a history of polycystic ovaries and a chief complaint of vaginal bleeding is presented. She was diagnosed with endometrioid adenocarcinoma with squamous differentiation in endometrial curettings. Intraoperatively, many peritoneal nodules were found, interpreted as peritoneal carcinomatosis...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483509/nitric-oxide-in-the-nucleus-of-the-tractus-solitarius-is-involved-in-hypoglycemic-conditioned-response
#10
Beatriz A Alvarado, Mónica Lemus, Sergio Montero, Valery Melnikov, Sonia Luquín, Joaquín García-Estrada, Elena Roces de Álvarez-Buylla
The repeated injection of insulin (unconditioned stimulus, UCS) immediately followed by exposure to sensory stimulation (e.g. sound or odor; conditioned stimulus, CS) results in a learned conditioned reflex in which the exposure to the CS alone lowers blood glucose. The brain regions participating in this hypoglycemic Pavlovian response remain unknown. Here we investigate if nitric oxide (NO) in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS), a nucleus known to be involved in glucose homeostasis, participates in this hypoglycemic reflex...
May 5, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480509/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-stimulates-epithelial-sodium-channels-in-endothelial-cells-of-mouse-thoracic-aorta
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Chen Liang, Qiu-Shi Wang, Xu Yang, Na Niu, Qing-Qing Hu, Bao-Long Zhang, Ming-Ming Wu, Chang-Jiang Yu, Xiao Chen, Bin-Lin Song, Zhi-Ren Zhang, He-Ping Ma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) is expressed in endothelial cells and acts as a negative modulator of vasodilation. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is a key pathological factor in endothelial dysfunction. The present study is to examine the role of ENaC in ox-LDL-induced endothelial dysfunction and its associated signal transduction pathway. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Patch-clamp techniques combined with pharmacological approaches were used to examine ENaC activity in the endothelial cells of split-open mouse thoracic aorta...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470432/the-no-cgmp-pkg-signal-transduction-pathway-is-involved-in-the-analgesic-effect-of-early-hyperbaric-oxygen-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain
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Yuanyuan Ding, Peng Yao, Tao Hong, Zhenkai Han, Baisong Zhao, Weimin Chen
BACKGROUND: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) has the potential to relieve neuropathic pain. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the NO-cGMP-PKG signaling pathway is involved in the analgesic effects of early hyperbaric oxygen treatment of neuropathic pain in rats. METHODS: Rats were randomly grouped for establishment of chronic constriction injury (CCI) models. Intrathecal catheters were inserted and 2.5ATA HBO therapy was administered from day 1 post-surgery for 60 minutes daily, continuously for 5 days; menstruum NS, DMSO, NO synthase(NOS) nonspecific inhibitor (L-NAME), soluble guanylyl cyclase(sGC) inhibitor (ODQ) and protein kinase G(PKG) inhibitor (KT5823) were administered intrathecally 30 minutes prior to HBO therapy...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465425/plasma-membrane-association-by-n-acylation-governs-pkg-function-in-toxoplasma-gondii
#13
Kevin M Brown, Shaojun Long, L David Sibley
Cyclic GMP (cGMP)-dependent protein kinase (protein kinase G [PKG]) is essential for microneme secretion, motility, invasion, and egress in apicomplexan parasites, However, the separate roles of two isoforms of the kinase that are expressed by some apicomplexans remain uncertain. Despite having identical regulatory and catalytic domains, PKG(I) is plasma membrane associated whereas PKG(II) is cytosolic in Toxoplasma gondii To determine whether these isoforms are functionally distinct or redundant, we developed an auxin-inducible degron (AID) tagging system for conditional protein depletion in T...
May 2, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405672/glucagon-like-peptide-1-related-peptides-increase-nitric-oxide-effects-to-reduce-platelet-activation
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Cristina Barale, Simona Buracco, Franco Cavalot, Chiara Frascaroli, Angelo Guerrasio, Isabella Russo
Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) is object of intensive investigation for not only its metabolic effects but also the protective vascular actions. Since platelets exert a primary role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, inflammation and vascular complications, we investigated whether GLP-1 directly influences platelet reactivity. For this purpose, in platelets from 72 healthy volunteers we evaluated GLP-1 receptor (GLP-1R) expression and the effects of a 15-minute incubation with the native form GLP-1(7-36), the N-terminally truncated form GLP-1(9-36) and the GLP-1 analogue Liraglutide (100 nmol/l) on: i) aggregation induced by collagen or arachidonic acid (AA); ii) platelet function under shear stress; iii) cGMP and cAMP synthesis and cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG)-induced Vasodilator-Stimulated-Phosphoprotein (VASP) phosphorylation; iv) activation of the signalling molecules Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase (PI3-K)/Akt and Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK)/ERK-1/2; and v) oxidative stress...
April 13, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404873/sulfhydration-associated-phosphodiesterase-5a-dimerization-mediates-vasorelaxant-effect-of-hydrogen-sulfide
#15
Yan Sun, Yaqian Huang, Wen Yu, Siyao Chen, Qiuyu Yao, Chunyu Zhang, Dingfang Bu, Chaoshu Tang, Junbao Du, Hongfang Jin
The study was designed to examine if the vasorelaxant effect of hydrogen sulfide was mediated by sulfhydration-associated phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A dimerization. The thoracic aorta of rat was separated and the vasorelaxant effects were examined with in vitro vascular perfusion experiments. The dimerization and sulfhydration of PDE 5A and soluble guanylatecyclase (sGC) were measured. PDE 5A and protein kinase G (PKG) activities were tested. Intracellular cGMP content was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376489/triiodothyronine-potentiates-vasorelaxation-via-pkg-vasp-signaling-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Sherin Samuel, Kuo Zhang, Yi-Da Tang, A Martin Gerdes, Maria Alicia Carrillo-Sepulveda
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Vascular relaxation caused by Triiodothyronine (T3) involves direct activation of endothelial cells (EC) and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). Activation of protein kinase G (PKG) has risen as a novel contributor to the vasorelaxation mechanism triggered by numerous stimuli. We hypothesize that T3-induced vasorelaxation involves PKG/vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP) signaling pathway in VSMC. METHODS: Human aortic endothelial cells (HAEC) and VSMC were treated with T3 for short (2 to 60 minutes) and long term (24 hours)...
April 4, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365422/mechanisms-of-the-cyclic-nucleotide-cross-talk-signaling-network-in-cardiac-l-type-calcium-channel-regulation
#17
Claire Y Zhao, Joseph L Greenstein, Raimond L Winslow
Regulation of L-type Calcium (Ca(2+)) Channel (LCC) gating is critical to shaping the cardiac action potential (AP) and triggering the initiation of excitation-contraction (EC) coupling in cardiac myocytes. The cyclic nucleotide (cN) cross-talk signaling network, which encompasses the β-adrenergic and the Nitric Oxide (NO)/cGMP/Protein Kinase G (PKG) pathways and their interaction (cross-talk) through distinctively-regulated phosphodiesterase isoenzymes (PDEs), regulates LCC current via Protein Kinase A- (PKA) and PKG-mediated phosphorylation...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358309/zerumbone-alleviates-neuropathic-pain-through-the-involvement-of-l-arginine-nitric-oxide-cgmp-k%C3%A2-%C2%BA-atp-channel-pathways-in-chronic-constriction-injury-in-mice-model
#18
Nurul Atiqah Zulazmi, Banulata Gopalsamy, Jasmine Chia Siew Min, Ahmad Akira Omar Farouk, Mohd Roslan Sulaiman, B Hemabarathy Bharatham, Enoch Kumar Perimal
The present study investigates the involvement of the l-arginine-Nitric Oxide-cGMP-K⁺ ATP pathways responsible for the action of anti-allodynic and antihyperalgesic activities of zerumbone in chronic constriction injury (CCI) induced neuropathic pain in mice. The role of l-arginine-NO-cGMP-K⁺ was assessed by the von Frey and the Randall-Selitto tests. Both allodynia and hyperalgesia assessments were carried out on the 14th day post CCI, 30 min after treatments were given for each respective pathway. Anti-allodynic and antihyperalgesic effects of zerumbone (10 mg/kg, i...
March 30, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303054/genetic-variability-for-iron-and-zinc-as-well-as-antinutrients-affecting-bioavailability-in-black-gram-vigna-mungo-l-hepper
#19
Jagdish Singh, Rajani Kanaujia, A K Srivastava, G P Dixit, N P Singh
The mineral content of pulses is generally high, but the bioavailability is poor due to the presence of phytate and polyphenols which inhibits Fe absorption. In the present study, the genetic variability and heritability for seed Fe and Zn content was studied. The effect of genotypes was significant for all the quality traits indicating presence of enough variability among the blackgram genotypes for the traits. The Fe content in 26 blackgram genotypes ranged from 71.02 to 100.20 ppm, whereas Zn content ranged from 18...
March 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292906/parasitophorous-vacuole-poration-precedes-its-rupture-and-rapid-host-erythrocyte-cytoskeleton-collapse-in-plasmodium-falciparum-egress
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Victoria L Hale, Jean M Watermeyer, Fiona Hackett, Gema Vizcay-Barrena, Christiaan van Ooij, James A Thomas, Matthew C Spink, Maria Harkiolaki, Elizabeth Duke, Roland A Fleck, Michael J Blackman, Helen R Saibil
In the asexual blood stages of malarial infection, merozoites invade erythrocytes and replicate within a parasitophorous vacuole to form daughter cells that eventually exit (egress) by sequential rupture of the vacuole and erythrocyte membranes. The current model is that PKG, a malarial cGMP-dependent protein kinase, triggers egress, activating malarial proteases and other effectors. Using selective inhibitors of either PKG or cysteine proteases to separately inhibit the sequential steps in membrane perforation, combined with video microscopy, electron tomography, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and soft X-ray tomography of mature intracellular Plasmodium falciparum parasites, we resolve intermediate steps in egress...
March 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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