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Awani Upadhyay, Aditya Pisupati, Timothy Jegla, Matt Crook, Keith J Mickolajczyk, Matthew Shorey, Laura E Rohan, Katherine A Billings, Melissa M Rolls, William O Hancock, Wendy Hanna-Rose
TRPV ion channels are directly activated by sensory stimuli and participate in thermo-, mechano- and chemo-sensation. They are also hypothesized to respond to endogenous agonists that would modulate sensory responses. Here, we show that the nicotinamide (NAM) form of vitamin B3 is an agonist of a Caenorhabditis elegans TRPV channel. Using heterologous expression in Xenopus oocytes, we demonstrate that NAM is a soluble agonist for a channel consisting of the well-studied OSM-9 TRPV subunit and relatively uncharacterized OCR-4 TRPV subunit as well as the orthologous Drosophila Nan-Iav TRPV channel, and we examine stoichiometry of subunit assembly...
October 12, 2016: Nature Communications
Takefumi Kamakura, Makoto Kondo, Yoshihisa Koyama, Yukiko Hanada, Yusuke Ishida, Yukiko Nakamura, Takahiro Yamada, Yasumitsu Takimoto, Tadashi Kitahara, Yoshiyuki Ozono, Arata Horii, Takao Imai, Hidenori Inohara, Shoichi Shimada
Transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) 4 is a nonselective cation channel expressed in sensory neurons such as those in the dorsal root and trigeminal ganglia, kidney, and inner ear. TRPV4 is activated by mechanical stress, heat, low osmotic pressure, low pH, and phorbol derivatives such as 4α-phorbol 12,13-didecanoate (4α-PDD). We investigated the expression of TRPV4 in rat vestibular ganglion (VG) neurons. The TRPV4 gene was successfully amplified from VG neuron mRNA using reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction...
October 6, 2016: Audiology & Neuro-otology
Mustafa A Karwad, Tara Macpherson, Bo Wang, Elena Theophilidou, Sarir Sarmad, David A Barrett, Michael Larvin, Karen L Wright, Jonathan N Lund, Saoirse E O'Sullivan
Cannabinoids modulate intestinal permeability through CB1 The endocannabinoid-like compounds oleoylethanolamine (OEA) and palmitoylethanolamine (PEA) play an important role in digestive regulation, and we hypothesized they would also modulate intestinal permeability. Transepithelial electrical resistance (TEER) was measured in human Caco-2 cells to assess permeability after application of OEA and PEA and relevant antagonists. Cells treated with OEA and PEA were stained for cytoskeletal F-actin changes and lysed for immunoassay...
September 13, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Kevin J Morine, Vikram Paruchuri, Xiaoying Qiao, Mark Aronovitz, Gordon S Huggins, David DeNofrio, Michael S Kiernan, Richard H Karas, Navin K Kapur
INTRODUCTION: Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels are broadly expressed cation channels that mediate diverse physiological stimuli and include canonical (TRPC), melastatin (TRPM), and vanilloid (TRPV) subtypes. Recent studies have implicated a role for TRPC6 channels as an important component of signaling via the cytokine, transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) in right (RV) or left ventricular (LV) failure. Endoglin (Eng) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that promotes TRPC6 expression and TGFβ1 activity...
August 21, 2016: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Matt Crook, Awani Upadhyay, Liyana J Ido, Wendy Hanna-Rose
Identification of pro-cell-survival signaling pathways has implications for cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease. We show that the Caenorhaditis elegans epidermal growth factor receptor LET-23 has a pro-survival function in counteracting excitotoxicity, and we identify novel molecular players required for this pro-survival signaling. uv1 sensory cells in the C. elegans uterus undergo excitotoxic death in response to activation of the OSM-9/OCR-4 TRPV channel by the endogenous agonist nicotinamide...
September 7, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
Swarna Bais, Robert M Greenberg
Praziquantel (PZQ) is effectively the only drug currently available for treatment and control of schistosomiasis, a disease affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Many anthelmintics, likely including PZQ, target ion channels, membrane protein complexes essential for normal functioning of the neuromusculature and other tissues. Despite this fact, only a few classes of parasitic helminth ion channels have been assessed for their pharmacological properties or for their roles in parasite physiology...
July 27, 2016: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
Fan Yang, Li Zhou, Dong Wang, Li-Li Yang, Guo-Rong Yuan, Qing-Yuan Huang
The phenomenon of water intake reduction during the 1(st) day of hypobaric hypoxia has been known for a long time. However, the reason for the same is yet unknown. The transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) channels, including TRPV1 and TRPV4, are located in the subfornical organ (SFO). These are calcium permeable cationic channels gated by various stimuli such as cell swelling, low pH, and high temperature, and participate in anti-dipsogenic effects when activated. We aimed to explore the drinking behavior of rats and the mechanism of TRPVs under hypoxia...
2016: Scientific Reports
Jinmei Xiang, Rui Guo, Chunyun Wan, Liming Wu, Shijin Yang, Dingzong Guo
Stanniocalcin-1 (STC1) is a calcium and phosphate regulatory hormone. However, the exact molecular mechanisms underlying how STC1 affects Ca(2+) uptake remain unclear. Here, the expression levels of the calcium transport proteins involved in transcellular transport in Caco2 cells were examined following over-expression or inhibition of STC1. These proteins include the transient receptor potential vanilloid members (TRPV) 5 and 6, the plasma membrane calcium ATPase 1b (PMCA1b), the sodium/calcium exchanger (NCX1), and the vitamin D receptor (VDR)...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Jinfeng Jiang, Xinjun Wang, Xiaojing Wu, Zhi Yu
Moxibustion is an important component part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Among differ- ent kinds of moxibustion methods, thermal stimulation seems to be a pivotal impact factor to the theraputic efficacy. Based on its thermal characteristic and treated area-skin, we hypothesize that the thermosensitive TRPV channels may involve in the mechanism of moxibustion. This study, by referring to various experimental and clinical data, analyzes the properties and features of transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) subfamily 1-4 and the impact of moxibustion on these channels...
April 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
Jennie R Sims, Maria C Ow, Mailyn A Nishiguchi, Kyuhyung Kim, Piali Sengupta, Sarah E Hall
Environmental stress during early development can impact adult phenotypes via programmed changes in gene expression. C. elegans larvae respond to environmental stress by entering the stress-resistant dauer diapause pathway and resume development once conditions improve (postdauers). Here we show that the osm-9 TRPV channel gene is a target of developmental programming and is down-regulated specifically in the ADL chemosensory neurons of postdauer adults, resulting in a corresponding altered olfactory behavior that is mediated by ADL in an OSM-9-dependent manner...
2016: ELife
Won Uk Koh, Seong-Soo Choi, Ji Hyun Kim, Hye Joo Yoon, Ho-Soo Ahn, Sun Kyung Lee, Jeong Gil Leem, Jun Gol Song, Jin Woo Shin
BACKGROUND: Resiniferatoxin (RTX) is a potent analog of capsaicin and activates transient receptor potential (TRP) vanilloid type (TRPV) 1. In the current study, we investigated the preventive effect of perineural RTX on the development of cold hypersensitivity induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in rats. Furthermore, we examined the association between the expression level of TRPV1, TRP ankyrin type (TRPA) 1 and TRP melastatin type (TRPM) 8 in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and cold hypersensitivity after SNL...
2016: BMC Neuroscience
Phanindra Velisetty, Istvan Borbiro, Marina A Kasimova, Luyu Liu, Doreen Badheka, Vincenzo Carnevale, Tibor Rohacs
Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P2] is an important cofactor for ion channels. Affinity for this lipid is a major determinant of channel inhibition by depletion of PI(4,5)P2 upon phospholipase C (PLC) activation. Little is known about what determines PI(4,5)P2 affinity in mammalian ion channels. Here we report that two members of the Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid (TRPV) ion channel family, TRPV5 and TRPV6 lack a positively charged residue in the TM4-TM5 loop that was shown to interact with PI(4,5)P2 in TRPV1, which shows high affinity for this lipid...
2016: Scientific Reports
Yan Zhang, Jin Shao, Zhi Wang, Tieyi Yang, Shuyi Liu, Yue Liu, Xinbing Fan, Weiguang Ye
The present study was performed in order to examine bone loss and calcium homeostasis in mice with glucocorticoid (GC)-induced osteoporosis (GIOP) following treatment with the aqueous extract of pomegranate seed (AE-PS). In addition, a comparative study with alendronate was performed. Biomarkers in the serum and the urine were measured. The tibias, kidney and duodenum were removed in order to measure the levels of bone calcium, protein expression as well as to perform histomorphological analysis of the bone...
August 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Yunan Gao, Yingfei Liu, Kun Zhu, Zhichao Zhang, Hu Qiao, Zhen Lu, Tianyu Zhong, Yong Liu, Hong Zhou
Orthodontic pain has confused the orthodontics for a long time, and recent research demonstrated that transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) had crucial functions in transduction of painful stimuli. The present research investigated the analgesia effects of the blocking TRPV1 on orthodontic pain during experimental tooth movement. Under challenge with experimental tooth movement, the expression of TRPV1 in the parodontium was increased in a time-dependent and force-dependent manner. And treatment with selective TRPV1 antagonist AMG-9810 in the parodontium reduced the expression of TRPV1 in the trigeminal ganglion (TG) and decreased the secretion of IL-1β in the gingival crevicular fluid...
August 15, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Hiraki Sakuta, Eri Nishihara, Takeshi Y Hiyama, Chia-Hao Lin, Masaharu Noda
Water-intake behavior is under the control of brain systems that sense body fluid conditions at sensory circumventricular organs (sCVOs); however, the underlying mechanisms have not yet been elucidated in detail. Nax is a sodium (Na(+)) level sensor in the brain, and the transient receptor potential vanilloid (TRPV) channels TRPV1 and TRPV4 have been proposed to function as osmosensors. We herein investigated voluntary water intake immediately induced after an intracerebroventricular administration of a hypertonic NaCl solution in TRPV1-, TRPV4-, Nax-, and their double-gene knockout (KO) mice...
August 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Yanqing Wang, Brian D Burrell
Endocannabinoids can elicit persistent depression of excitatory and inhibitory synapses, reducing or enhancing (disinhibiting) neural circuit output, respectively. In this study, we examined whether differences in Cl(-) gradients can regulate which synapses undergo endocannabinoid-mediated synaptic depression vs. disinhibition using the well-characterized central nervous system (CNS) of the medicinal leech, Hirudo verbana Exogenous application of endocannabinoids or capsaicin elicits potentiation of pressure (P) cell synapses and depression of both polymodal (Npoly) and mechanical (Nmech) nociceptive synapses...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
John D Hurley, Austin T Akers, Jamie R Friedman, Nicholas A Nolan, Kathleen C Brown, Piyali Dasgupta
The nutritional compound capsaicin inhibits the invasion of many types of human cancers. The clinical development of capsaicin as an anti-cancer drug is limited due to its unfavorable side effects like burning sensation, stomach cramps, gut pain and nausea. This study compared the anti-invasive activity of capsaicin to non-pungent long chain capsaicin analogs, namely arvanil and olvanil, in human small cell lung cancer cells. Boyden chamber invasion assays revealed that arvanil and olvanil displayed improved anti-invasive activity relative to capsaicin in human SCLC cells...
May 19, 2016: Cell Adhesion & Migration
Koh-Ichi Hamano, Tae Kawanishi, Atsuko Mizuno, Makoto Suzuki, Yuji Takagi
Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid (TRPV) 4 is one of the temperature-sensitive ion channels involved in temperature receptors, and it is known to be activated from 35 to 40ºC. Here we analyzed sperm motility function of Trpv4 knockout (KO) mouse in temperature-gradient conditions to elucidate the thermotaxis of mouse sperm and the involvement of TRPV4 in thermotaxis. The sperm were introduced at the vertical column end of a T-shaped chamber filled with medium in a plastic dish, and we measured the number of sperm that arrived at both ends of the wide column where we had established a temperature gradient of approx...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Reproduction and Development
Jennifer Thies, Vanessa Neutzler, Fidelma O'Leary, He Liu
TRPA and TRPV ion channels are members of the transient receptor potential (TRP) cation channel superfamily, which mediates various sensory transductions. In Caenorhabditis elegans, the TRPV channels are known to affect chemosensation, while the TRPA-1 channel is associated with thermosensation and mechanosensation. We examined thermosensation, chemosensation, and osmosensation in strains lacking TRPA-1 or TRPV channels. We found that TRPV channel knockout worms exhibited similar behavioral deficits associated with thermotaxis as the TRPA-1 channel knockout, suggesting a dual role for TRPV channels...
2016: Journal of Experimental Neuroscience
Puneet Kaur Randhawa, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
Remote ischemic preconditioning is a well reported therapeutic strategy that induces cardioprotective effects but the underlying intracellular mechanisms have not been widely explored. The current study was designed to investigate the involvement of TRP and especially TRPV channels in remote hind limb preconditioning-induced cardioprotection. Remote hind limb preconditioning stimulus (4 alternate cycles of inflation and deflation of 5 min each) was delivered using a blood pressure cuff tied on the hind limb of the anesthetized rat...
August 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
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