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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241198/fam3a-protects-against-glutamate-induced-toxicity-by-preserving-calcium-homeostasis-in-differentiated-pc12-cells
#1
Qing Song, Wen-Li Gou, Yu-Liang Zou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability, and glutamate-induced dysregulation of intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis is a key mechanism. FAM3A is the first member of the family with sequence similarity 3 (FAM3) gene family, and its biological function remains largely unknown. We have recently reported that FAM3A exerts protective effects against oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction in HT22 cells. METHODS: Here, we investigated the protective effects of FAM3A using a glutamate-induced neuronal injury model in nerve growth factor (NGF)-differentiated PC12 cells...
December 12, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237755/differential-contribution-of-ca2-sources-to-day-and-night-bk-current-activation-in-the-circadian-clock
#2
Joshua P Whitt, Beth A McNally, Andrea L Meredith
Large conductance K+ (BK) channels are expressed widely in neurons, where their activation is regulated by membrane depolarization and intracellular Ca2+ (Ca2+i). To enable this regulation, BK channels functionally couple to both voltage-gated Ca2+ channels (VGCCs) and channels mediating Ca2+ release from intracellular stores. However, the relationship between BK channels and their specific Ca2+ source for particular patterns of excitability is not well understood. In neurons within the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN)-the brain's circadian clock-BK current, VGCC current, and Ca2+i are diurnally regulated, but paradoxically, BK current is greatest at night when VGCC current and Ca2+i are reduced...
December 13, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235708/chlorantraniliprole-resistance-and-its-biochemical-and-new-molecular-target-mechanisms-in-laboratory-and-field-strains-of-chilo-suppressalis-walker
#3
Sun Yang, Lu Xu, Chen Qiong, Wenjing Qin, Huang Shuijin, Houguo Qin
BACKGROUND: The rice striped stem borer (SSB), Chilo suppressalis (Walker), is one of the most economically important and destructive rice pests in China. To date, the efficiency of conventional insecticides has decreased greatly because of the development of high resistance. Since the introduction of chlorantraniliprole in 2008, SSB has presented resistance issues. RESULTS: In this study, lab resistant strains R1 and R2 (RR of 38.8 and 110.4, respectively) were established and a field population HR (RR of 249...
December 13, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235522/an-optogenetic-arrhythmia-model-to-study-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-mutations
#4
Elisabeth Fischer, Alexander Gottschalk, Christina Schüler
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a condition of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), induced by physical activity or stress. Mutations in ryanodine receptor 2 (RyR2), a Ca2+ release channel located in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), or calsequestrin 2 (CASQ2), a SR Ca2+ binding protein, are linked to CPVT. For specific drug development and to study distinct arrhythmias, simple models are required to implement and analyze such mutations. Here, we introduced CPVT inducing mutations into the pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans, which we previously established as an optogenetically paced heart model...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228015/development-of-an-iron-selective-antioxidant-probe-with-protective-effects-on-neuronal-function
#5
Olimpo García-Beltrán, Natalia P Mena, Pabla Aguirre, Germán Barriga-González, Antonio Galdámez, Edgar Nagles, Tatiana Adasme, Cecilia Hidalgo, Marco T Núñez
Iron accumulation, oxidative stress and calcium signaling dysregulation are common pathognomonic signs of several neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson´s and Alzheimer's diseases, Friedreich ataxia and Huntington's disease. Given their therapeutic potential, the identification of multifunctional compounds that suppress these damaging features is highly desirable. Here, we report the synthesis and characterization of N-(1,3-dihydroxy-2-(hydroxymethyl)propan-2-yl)-2-(7-hydroxy-2-oxo-2H-chromen-4-yl)acetamide, named CT51, which exhibited potent free radical neutralizing activity both in vitro and in cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225183/ca2-mediates-axotomy-induced-necrosis-and-apoptosis-of-satellite-glial-cells-remote-from-the-transection-site-in-the-isolated-crayfish-mechanoreceptor
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Andrey Khaitin, Mikhail Rudkovskii, Anatoly Uzdensky
Severe nerve injury such as axotomy induces neuron degeneration and death of surrounding glial cells. Using a crayfish stretch receptor that consists of a single mechanoreceptor neuron enveloped by satellite glia, we showed that axotomy not only mechanically injures glial cells at the transection location, but also induces necrosis or apoptosis of satellite glial cells remote from the transection site. We studied Ca2+role in spontaneous or axotomy-induced death of remote glial cells. Stretch receptors were isolated using the original technique that kept the neuron connected to the ventral cord ganglion (control preparations)...
December 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214114/calcium-dysregulation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-target-for-new-drug-development
#7
Yong Wang, Yun Shi, Huafeng Wei
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia among aged people whose population is rapidly increasing. AD not only seriously affects the patient's physical health and quality of life, but also adds a heavy burden to the patient's family and society. It is urgent to understand AD pathogenesis and develop the means of prevention and treatment. AD is a chronic devastating neurodegenerative disease without effective treatment. Current approaches for management focus on helping patients relieve or delay the symptoms of cognitive dysfunction...
August 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinsonism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212003/soce-is-important-for-maintaining-sarcoplasmic-calcium-content-and-release-in-skeletal-muscle-fibers
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Mónika Sztretye, Nikolett Geyer, János Vincze, Dána Al-Gaadi, Tamás Oláh, Péter Szentesi, Gréta Kis, Miklós Antal, Ildikó Balatoni, László Csernoch, Beatrix Dienes
Store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) is a Ca2+-entry process activated by the depletion of intracellular stores and has an important role in many cell types. In skeletal muscle, however, its role during physiological muscle activation has been controversial. To address this question, sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) calcium release in a mouse strain with a naturally occurring mutation in the myostatin gene (Compact (Cmpt)) leading to a hypermuscular yet reduced muscle-force phenotype was compared to that in wild-type mice...
December 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206233/genome-wide-admixture-and-association-study-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-the-women-s-interagency-hiv-study-wihs
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Aditi Shendre, Howard W Wiener, Marguerite R Irvin, Bradley E Aouizerat, Edgar T Overton, Jason Lazar, Chenglong Liu, Howard N Hodis, Nita A Limdi, Kathleen M Weber, Stephen J Gange, Degui Zhi, Michelle A Floris-Moore, Ighovwerha Ofotokun, Qibin Qi, David B Hanna, Robert C Kaplan, Sadeep Shrestha
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major comorbidity among HIV-infected individuals. Common carotid artery intima-media thickness (cCIMT) is a valid and reliable subclinical measure of atherosclerosis and is known to predict CVD. We performed genome-wide association (GWA) and admixture analysis among 682 HIV-positive and 288 HIV-negative Black, non-Hispanic women from the Women's Interagency HIV study (WIHS) cohort using a combined and stratified analysis approach. We found some suggestive associations but none of the SNPs reached genome-wide statistical significance in our GWAS analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201571/transcriptomic-profiling-of-mtor-and-ryanodine-receptor-signaling-molecules-in-developing-zebrafish-in-the-absence-and-presence-of-pcb-95
#10
Daniel F Frank, Galen W Miller, Richard E Connon, Juergen Geist, Pamela J Lein
The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and ryanodine receptor (RyR) signaling pathways regulate fundamental processes of neurodevelopment, and genetic mutations within these pathways have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders. While previous studies have established that these signaling molecules are expressed in developing zebrafish, a detailed characterization of the ontogenetic profile of these signaling molecules is lacking. Thus, we evaluated the spatiotemporal expression of key transcripts in mTOR and RyR signaling pathways in wildtype zebrafish at 24, 72 and 120 hours post fertilization (hpf)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201062/comparative-analysis-of-spontaneous-and-stimulus-evoked-calcium-transients-in-proliferating-and-differentiating-human-midbrain-derived-stem-cells
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Torben Johansen, Christina Krabbe, Sissel Ida Schmidt, Alberto Martínez Serrano, Morten Meyer
Spontaneous cytosolic calcium transients and oscillations have been reported in various tissues of nonhuman and human origin but not in human midbrain-derived stem cells. Using confocal microfluorimetry, we studied spontaneous calcium transients and calcium-regulating mechanisms in a human ventral mesencephalic stem cell line undergoing proliferation and neuronal differentiation. Spontaneous calcium transients were detected in a large fraction of both proliferating (>50%) and differentiating (>55%) cells...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194968/overexpression-of-cytochrome-p450-cyp6bg1-may-contribute-to-chlorantraniliprole-resistance-in-plutella-xylostella-l
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Xiuxia Li, Ran Li, Bin Zhu, Xiwu Gao, Pei Liang
BACKGROUND: The diamondback moth Plutella xylostella (L.) is the most widely distributed pest of cruciferous crops and has developed resistance to most commonly used insecticides, including chlorantraniliprole. Resistance to chlorantraniliprole is likely caused by mutations of the target, the ryanodine receptor, and/or mediated by an increase in detoxification enzyme activities. Although target-site resistance is documented in detail, the resistance mediated by increased metabolism has rarely been reported...
December 1, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193480/rhabdomyolysis-and-fluctuating-asymptomatic-hyperckemia-associated-with-cacna1s-variant
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Charenya Anandan, Mark A Cipriani, Ruple S Laughlin, Zhiyv Niu, Margherita Milone
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: CACNA1S encodes Cav 1.1, a voltage sensor for muscle excitation-contraction coupling, which activates the ryanodine receptor 1 (RYR1) leading to calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum. CACNA1S mutations cause hypokalemic periodic paralysis, malignant hyperthermia and congenital myopathy. RYR1 mutations result in congenital myopathy, malignant hyperthermia and rhabdomyolysis. METHODS: To describe a novel phenotype associated with a CACNA1S variant at a site previously linked to hypokalemic periodic paralysis...
November 29, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192360/hyperglycemia-induced-cardiac-contractile-dysfunction-in-the-diabetic-heart
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Raphael M Singh, Tahreem Waqar, Frank C Howarth, Ernest Adeghate, Keshore Bidasee, Jaipaul Singh
The development of a diabetic cardiomyopathy is a multifactorial process, and evidence is accumulating that defects in intracellular free calcium concentration [Ca2+]i or its homeostasis are related to impaired mechanical performance of the diabetic heart leading to a reduction in contractile dysfunction. Defects in ryanodine receptor, reduced activity of the sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium pump (SERCA) and, along with reduced activity of the sodium-calcium exchanger (NCX) and alterations in myofilament, collectively cause a calcium imbalance within the diabetic cardiomyocytes...
December 1, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191465/crystal-structure-of-ryanodine-receptor-n-terminal-domain-from-plutella-xylostella-reveals-two-potential-species-specific-insecticide-targeting-sites
#15
Lianyun Lin, Chen Liu, Juan Qin, Jie Wang, Shengjie Dong, Wei Chen, Weiyi He, Qingzhi Gao, Minsheng You, Zhiguang Yuchi
Ryanodine receptors (RyRs) are large calcium-release channels located in sarcoplasmic reticulum membrane. They play a central role in excitation-contraction coupling of muscle cells. Three commercialized insecticides targeting pest RyRs generate worldwide sales over 2 billion U.S. dollars annually, but the structure of insect RyRs remains elusive, hindering our understanding of the mode of action of RyR-targeting insecticides and the development of insecticide resistance in pests. Here we present the crystal structure of RyR N-terminal domain (NTD) (residue 1-205) at 2...
November 27, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178655/ryr1-causing-distal-myopathy
#16
Ruple S Laughlin, Zhiyv Niu, Eric Wieben, Margherita Milone
BACKGROUND: Congenital myopathies due to ryanodine receptor (RYR1) mutations are increasingly identified and correlate with a wide range of phenotypes, most commonly that of malignant hyperthermia susceptibility and central cores on muscle biopsy with rare reports of distal muscle weakness, but in the setting of early onset global weakness. METHODS: We report a case of a patient presenting with childhood onset hand stiffness and adult onset progressive hand weakness and jaw contractures discovered to have two variants in the RYR1 gene...
November 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178653/compound-heterozygous-casq2-mutations-and-long-term-course-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
#17
Katherine Josephs, Kunjan Patel, Christopher M Janson, Cristina Montagna, Thomas V McDonald
BACKGROUND: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a potentially lethal inherited cardiac disorder characterized by episodic ventricular tachycardia during adrenergic stimulation. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of the underlying genetic cause, pathogenesis, and the natural history of the disease remains incomplete. Approximately 50% of CPVT cases are caused by dominant mutations in the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RYR2) gene, <5% of cases are accounted for by recessive mutations in cardiac calsequestrin (CASQ2) or Triadin (TRDN)...
November 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174767/sorcin-ablation-plus-%C3%AE-adrenergic-stimulation-generate-an-arrhythmogenic-substrate-in-mouse-ventricular-myocytes
#18
Xi Chen, Craig Weber, Emily T Farrell, Francisco J Alvarado, Yan-Ting Zhao, Ana M Gómez, Héctor H Valdivia
Sorcin, a penta-EF hand Ca2+-binding protein expressed in cardiomyocytes, is known to interact with ryanodine receptors and other Ca2+ regulatory proteins. To investigate sorcin's influence on cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and its role in the development of cardiac malfunctions, we generated a sorcin knockout (KO) mouse model. Sorcin KO mice presented ventricular arrhythmia and sudden death when challenged by acute stress induced by isoproterenol plus caffeine. Chronic stress, which was induced by transverse aortic constriction, significantly decreased the survival rate of sorcin KO mice...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170159/reduced-expression-of-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor-protects-against-stress-induced-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-but-increases-the-susceptibility-to-cardiac-alternans
#19
Xiaowei Zhong, Alexander Vallmitjana, Bo Sun, Zhichao Xiao, Wenting Guo, Jinhong Wei, Mingke Ni, Yongxiang Chen, Edward R O'Brien, Anne M Gillis, Masahiko Hoshijima, Hiroshi Takeshima, Leif Hove-Madsen, Raul Benitez, Darrell Belke, S R Wayne Chen
Reduced protein expression of the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) is thought to affect the susceptibility to stress-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT) and cardiac alternans, but direct evidence for the role of RyR2 protein expression in VT and cardiac alternans is lacking. Here we used a mouse model ( crrm1) that expresses a reduced level of the RyR2 protein to determine the impact of reduced RyR2 protein expression on the susceptibility to VT, cardiac alternans, cardiac hypertrophy, and sudden death...
November 23, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170096/npb-2-modulates-ryanodine-receptors-from-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-in-rat-brain
#20
Qiyue Jia, Guihua Du, Yu Li, Zhiping Wang, Jie Xie, Junwang Gu, Guangming Yin, Shuyun Zhang, Yanyan Gao, Fankun Zhou, Chang Feng, Guangqin Fan
Although the neurotoxic mechanism of lead (Pb(2+)) has been extensively studied, it is not well understood. The effects of Pb(2+) on free cytosolic calcium (Ca(2+)) concentration and calcium-regulated events have been suggested to be major mechanisms in Pb(2+) toxicity. Based on our previous findings that Pb(2+) changes calcium release through ryanodine receptors (RyRs), the modulation of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) vesicular RyRs by Pb(2+) was investigated further in the present study. The results of [(3)H]ryanodine binding assays showed that in the presence of a free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]f) of 100μM, Pb(2+) modulated the equilibrium of [(3)H]ryanodine binding to brain RyRs, with a U-type dose-response curve, where minimal binding was observed at a free Pb(2+) concentration ([Pb(2+)]f) of 0...
November 20, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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