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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221906/presynaptic-active-zones-of-mammalian-neuromuscular-junctions-nanoarchitecture-and-selective-impairments-in-aging
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REVIEW
Yomna Badawi, Hiroshi Nishimune
Neurotransmitter release occurs at active zones, which are specialized regions of the presynaptic membrane. A dense collection of proteins at the active zone provides a platform for molecular interactions that promote recruitment, docking, and priming of synaptic vesicles. At mammalian neuromuscular junctions (NMJs), muscle-derived laminin β2 interacts with presynaptic voltage-gated calcium channels to organize active zones. The molecular architecture of presynaptic active zones has been revealed using super-resolution microscopy techniques that combine nanoscale resolution and multiple molecular identification...
December 5, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211992/fluctuation-analysis-in-nonstationary-conditions-single-ca2-channel-current-in-pyramidal-neurons
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Christian Scheppach, Hugh P C Robinson
Fluctuation analysis is a method that allows measurement of the single-channel current of ion channels even when it is too small to be resolved directly with the patch-clamp technique. This is the case for voltage-gated calcium channels. They are present in all mammalian central neurons, controlling presynaptic release of transmitter, postsynaptic signaling, and synaptic integration. The amplitudes of their single-channel currents in a physiological concentration of extracellular calcium, however, are small and not well determined...
December 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210178/acute-exposure-to-high-induction-electromagnetic-field-affects-activity-of-model-peripheral-sensory-neurons
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Jaroslav Prucha, Jan Krusek, Ivan Dittert, Viktor Sinica, Anna Kadkova, Viktorie Vlachova
Exposure to repetitive low-frequency electromagnetic field (LF-EMF) shows promise as a non-invasive approach to treat various sensory and neurological disorders. Despite considerable progress in the development of modern stimulation devices, there is a limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying their biological effects and potential targets at the cellular level. A significant impact of electromagnetic field on voltage-gated calcium channels and downstream signalling pathways has been convincingly demonstrated in many distinct cell types...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207174/calcium-channels-are-involved-in-ephb-ephrinb-reverse-signaling%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-in-a-rat-chronic-ocular-hypertension-model
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Lingdan Dong, Xianglin Cheng, Long Zhou, Yanhong Hu
Erythropoietin-producing hepatocyte receptor B (EphB)/ephrinB reverse signaling has been revealed to be activated in chronic ocular hypertension (COH) by increasing the apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). However, the exact mechanism is not well understood. The present study investigated the involvement of Ca2+ channels in the apoptosis of RGCs induced by EphB/ephrinB reverse signaling in a rat CHO model, which was established by cauterizing 3 out of the 4 episcleral veins. The expression levels of four voltage‑gated Ca2+ channel subunits (Cav3...
November 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204711/voltage-sensitive-potassium-channels-of-the-bk-type-and-their-coding-genes-are-alcohol-targets-in-neurons
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Alex M Dopico, Anna N Bukiya, Jill C Bettinger
Among all members of the voltage-gated, TM6 ion channel superfamily, the proteins that constitute calcium- and voltage-gated potassium channels of large conductance (BK) and their coding genes are unique for their involvement in ethanol-induced disruption of normal physiology and behavior. Moreover, in vitro studies document that BK activity is modified by ethanol with an EC50~23 mM, which is near blood alcohol levels considered legal intoxication in most states of the USA (0.08 g/dL = 17.4 mM). Following a succinct introduction to our current understanding of BK structure and function in central neurons, with a focus on neural circuits that contribute to the neurobiology of alcohol use disorders (AUD), we review the modifications in organ physiology by alcohol exposure via BK and the different molecular elements that determine the ethanol response of BK in alcohol-naïve systems, including the role of an ethanol-recognizing site in the BK-forming slo1 protein, modulation of accessory BK subunits, and their coding genes...
December 5, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198756/cav2-2-gates-calcium-independent-but-voltage-dependent-secretion-in-mammalian-sensory-neurons
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Zuying Chai, Changhe Wang, Rong Huang, Yuan Wang, Xiaoyu Zhang, Qihui Wu, Yeshi Wang, Xi Wu, Lianghong Zheng, Chen Zhang, Wei Guo, Wei Xiong, Jiuping Ding, Feipeng Zhu, Zhuan Zhou
Action potential induces membrane depolarization and triggers intracellular free Ca2+ concentration (Ca2+)-dependent secretion (CDS) via Ca2+ influx through voltage-gated Ca2+ channels. We report a new type of somatic exocytosis triggered by the action potential per se-Ca2+-independent but voltage-dependent secretion (CiVDS)-in dorsal root ganglion neurons. Here we uncovered the molecular mechanism of CiVDS, comprising a voltage sensor, fusion machinery, and their linker. Specifically, the voltage-gated N-type Ca2+ channel (CaV2...
November 23, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189554/paraneoplastic-lambert-eaton-myasthenic-syndrome-with-limbic-encephalitis-clinical-correlation-with-the-coexistence-of-anti-vgcc-and-anti-gabab-receptor-antibodies
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Jonathan J Cho, James P Wymer
OBJECTIVE: To characterize Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and limbic encephalitis with coexistent voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) antibody and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B receptor antibody. METHODS: Case study. RESULTS: A 57-year-old man presented with 6 months of weakness, unsteadiness, and vision difficulties. Examination revealed proximal weakness and diminished reflexes. Electrodiagnostic study revealed low-amplitude motor potentials and facilitation on high-frequency stimulation...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189280/the-science-of-local-anesthesia-basic-research-clinical-application-and-future-directions
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Philipp Lirk, Markus W Hollmann, Gary Strichartz
Local anesthetics have been used clinically for more than a century, but new insights into their mechanisms of action and their interaction with biological systems continue to surprise researchers and clinicians alike. Next to their classic action on voltage-gated sodium channels, local anesthetics interact with calcium, potassium, and hyperpolarization-gated ion channels, ligand-gated channels, and G protein-coupled receptors. They activate numerous downstream pathways in neurons, and affect the structure and function of many types of membranes...
November 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180451/molecular-mimicking-of-c-terminal-phosphorylation-tunes-the-surface-dynamics-of-cav1-2-calcium-channels-in-hippocampal-neurons
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Alessandra Folci, Angela Steinberger, Boram Lee, Ruslan Stanika, Susanne Scheruebel, Marta Campiglio, Claudia Ramprecht, Brigitte Pelzmann, Johannes W Hell, Gerald J Obermair, Martin Heine, Valentina Di Biase
L-type voltage gated CaV1.2 calcium channels (CaV1.2) are key regulators of neuronal excitability, synaptic plasticity, and excitation-transcription coupling. Surface exposed CaV1.2 distributes in clusters along the dendrites of hippocampal neurons. A permanent exchange between stably clustered and laterally diffusive extra-clustered channels maintains steady-state levels of CaV1.2 at dendritic signaling domains. A dynamic equilibrium between anchored and diffusive receptors is a common feature among ion channels and is crucial to modulate signaling transduction...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179637/cone-dystrophy-and-ectopic-synaptogenesis-in-a-cacna1f-loss-of-function-model-of-congenital-stationary-night-blindness-csnb2a
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D M Waldner, N C Giraldo Sierra, S Bonfield, L Nguyen, I S Dimopoulos, Y Sauvé, W K Stell, N T Bech-Hansen
Congenital stationary night blindness 2A (CSNB2A) is an X-linked retinal disorder, characterized by phenotypically variable signs and symptoms of impaired vision. CSNB2A is due to mutations in CACNA1F, which codes for the pore-forming α1F subunit of a L-type voltage-gated calcium channel, Cav1.4. Mouse models of CSNB2A, used for characterizing the effects of various Cacna1f mutations, have revealed greater severity of defects than in human CSNB2A. Specifically, Cacna1f-knockout mice show an apparent lack of visual function, gradual retinal degeneration, and disruption of photoreceptor synaptic terminals...
November 28, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176543/a-rare-case-of-cerebellar-ataxia-due-to-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-and-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-autoantibodies
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Giuseppe Annunziata, Pamela Lobo, Cristian Carbuccia
BACKGROUND Autoimmune cerebellar ataxia can be paraneoplastic in nature or can occasionally present without evidence of an ongoing malignancy. The detection of specific autoantibodies has been statistically linked to different etiologies. CASE REPORT A 55-year-old African-American woman with hypertension and a past history of morbid obesity and uncontrolled diabetes status post gastric bypass four years prior to the visit (with significantly improved body mass index and hemoglobin A1c controlled at the time of the clinical encounter) presented to the office complaining of gradual onset of unsteadiness and recurrent falls for the past three years, as well as difficulties coordinating routine daily activities...
November 27, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174591/antidepressants-rescue-stress-induced-disruption-of-synaptic-plasticity-via-serotonin-transporter-independent-inhibition-of-l-type-calcium-channels
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Claus Normann, Sibylle Frase, Verena Haug, Gregor von Wolff, Kristin Clark, Patrick Münzer, Alexandra Dorner, Jonas Scholliers, Max Horn, Tanja Vo Van, Gabriel Seifert, Tsvetan Serchov, Knut Biber, Christoph Nissen, Norbert Klugbauer, Josef Bischofberger
BACKGROUND: Long-term synaptic plasticity is a basic ability of the brain to dynamically adapt to external stimuli and regulate synaptic strength and ultimately network function. It is dysregulated by behavioral stress in animal models of depression and in humans with major depressive disorder. Antidepressants have been shown to restore disrupted synaptic plasticity in both animal models and humans; however, the underlying mechanism is unclear. METHODS: We examined modulation of synaptic plasticity by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in hippocampal brain slices from wild-type rats and serotonin transporter (SERT) knockout mice...
October 19, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169634/the-emerging-neurobiology-of-bipolar-disorder
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REVIEW
Paul J Harrison, John R Geddes, Elizabeth M Tunbridge
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a leading cause of global disability. Its biological basis is unknown, and its treatment unsatisfactory. Here, we review two recent areas of progress. First, the discovery of risk genes and their implications, with a focus on voltage-gated calcium channels as part of the disease process and as a drug target. Second, facilitated by new technologies, it is increasingly apparent that the bipolar phenotype is more complex and nuanced than simply one of recurring manic and depressive episodes...
November 20, 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167324/the-impact-of-spatio-temporal-calcium-dynamics-within-presynaptic-active-zones-on-synaptic-delay-at-the-frog-neuromuscular-junction
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Anne E Homan, Rozita Laghaei, Markus Dittrich, Stephen D Meriney
The spatio-temporal calcium dynamics within presynaptic neurotransmitter release sites (active zones, AZs) at the time of synaptic vesicle fusion is critical for neurotransmitter release. Specifically, the relative arrangement and density of voltage gated calcium channels (VGCCs) as well as the concentration of calcium buffering proteins can play a large role in the timing, magnitude and plasticity of release by shaping the AZ calcium profile. However, a high-resolution understanding of the role of AZ structure on the spatiotemporal calcium dynamics and how that may contribute to functional heterogeneity at an adult synapse is currently lacking...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167062/mechanistic-insights-into-the-detection-of-free-fatty-and-bile-acids-by-ileal-glucagon-like-peptide-1-secreting-cells
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Deborah A Goldspink, Van B Lu, Lawrence J Billing, Pierre Larraufie, Gwen Tolhurst, Fiona M Gribble, Frank Reimann
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the electrical properties of ileal Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) secreting L-cells using murine organoid cultures and the electrophysiological and intracellular signaling pathways recruited following activation of the Gαq-coupled free fatty acid receptors FFA1 and Gαs-coupled bile acid receptors GPBAR1. METHODS: Experiments were performed using ileal organoids generated from mice transgenically expressing fluorescent reporters (Epac2-camps and GCaMP3) under control of the proglucagon promoter...
November 11, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166837/-express-cisplatin-alters-the-function-and-expression-of-n-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-in-the-absence-of-morphological-damage-of-sensory-neurons
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Markus Leo, Linda-Isabell Schmitt, Holger Jastrow, Jürgen Thomale, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Tim Hagenacker
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January 1, 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166599/maturation-of-cerebellar-purkinje-cell-population-activity-during-postnatal-refinement-of-climbing-fiber-network
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Jean-Marc Good, Michael Mahoney, Taisuke Miyazaki, Kenji F Tanaka, Kenji Sakimura, Masahiko Watanabe, Kazuo Kitamura, Masanobu Kano
Neural circuits undergo massive refinements during postnatal development. In the developing cerebellum, the climbing fiber (CF) to Purkinje cell (PC) network is drastically reshaped by eliminating early-formed redundant CF to PC synapses. To investigate the impact of CF network refinement on PC population activity during postnatal development, we monitored spontaneous CF responses in neighboring PCs and the activity of populations of nearby CF terminals using in vivo two-photon calcium imaging. Population activity is highly synchronized in newborn mice, and the degree of synchrony gradually declines during the first postnatal week in PCs and, to a lesser extent, in CF terminals...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163057/synchronicity-and-rhythmicity-of-purkinje-cell-firing-during-generalized-spike-and-wave-discharges-in-a-natural-mouse-model-of-absence-epilepsy
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Lieke Kros, Sander Lindeman, Oscar H J Eelkman Rooda, Pavithra Murugesan, Lorenzo Bina, Laurens W J Bosman, Chris I De Zeeuw, Freek E Hoebeek
Absence epilepsy is characterized by the occurrence of generalized spike and wave discharges (GSWDs) in electrocorticographical (ECoG) recordings representing oscillatory activity in thalamocortical networks. The oscillatory nature of GSWDs has been shown to be reflected in the simple spike activity of cerebellar Purkinje cells and in the activity of their target neurons in the cerebellar nuclei, but it is unclear to what extent complex spike activity is implicated in generalized epilepsy. Purkinje cell complex spike firing is elicited by climbing fiber activation and reflects action potential firing in the inferior olive...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163025/bdnf-trkb-induction-of-calcium-transients-through-cav2-2-calcium-channels-in-motoneurons-corresponds-to-f-actin-assembly-and-growth-cone-formation-on-%C3%AE-2-chain-laminin-221
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Benjamin Dombert, Stefanie Balk, Patrick Lüningschrör, Mehri Moradi, Rajeeve Sivadasan, Lena Saal-Bauernschubert, Sibylle Jablonka
Spontaneous Ca(2+) transients and actin dynamics in primary motoneurons correspond to cellular differentiation such as axon elongation and growth cone formation. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor trkB support both motoneuron survival and synaptic differentiation. However, in motoneurons effects of BDNF/trkB signaling on spontaneous Ca(2+) influx and actin dynamics at axonal growth cones are not fully unraveled. In our study we addressed the question how neurotrophic factor signaling corresponds to cell autonomous excitability and growth cone formation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162978/exploring-the-interaction-of-drosophila-tdp-43-and-the-type-ii-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-cacophony-in-regulating-motor-function-and-behavior
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Kayly M Lembke, David B Morton
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common adult onset motor neurodegenerative disease. The cause of the disease remains obscure, and as such there is no effective treatment or cure. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases are frequently characterized by dysfunction of the RNA-binding protein, TDP-43. Using model systems to understand the mechanisms underlying TDP-43 dysfunction should accelerate identification of therapeutic targets. A recent report has shown that motor defects caused by the deletion of the Drosophila TDP-43 ortholog, tbph, are not driven by changes in the physiology at the neuromuscular junction...
2017: Journal of Experimental Neuroscience
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