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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773754/a-critical-neurodevelopmental-role-for-l-type-voltage-gated-calcium-channels-in-neurite-extension-and-radial-migration
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Satoshi Kamijo, Yuichiro Ishii, Shin-Ichiro Horigane, Kanzo Suzuki, Masamichi Ohkura, Junichi Nakai, Hajime Fujii, Sayaka Takemoto-Kimura, Haruhiko Bito
In spite of many association studies linking gene polymorphisms and mutations of L-type Voltage-Gated Ca2+ Channels (VGCC) in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, specific L-type VGCC roles during brain development remain unclear. Yet, calcium signaling has been shown to be essential for neurodevelopmental processes such as sculpting of neurites, functional wiring and fine tuning of growing networks. To bridge this gap, we performed submembraneous calcium imaging using a membrane-tethered genetically-encoded calcium indicator (GECI) Lck-G-CaMP7...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760952/downregulation-of-the-psychiatric-susceptibility-gene-cacna1c-promotes-mitochondrial-resilience-to-oxidative-stress-in-neuronal-cells
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Susanne Michels, Goutham K Ganjam, Helena Martins, Gerhard M Schratt, Markus Wöhr, Rainer K W Schwarting, Carsten Culmsee
Affective disorders such as major depression and bipolar disorder are among the most prevalent forms of mental illness and their etiologies involve complex interactions between genetic and environmental risk factors. Over the past ten years, several genome wide association studies (GWAS) have identified CACNA1C as one of the strongest genetic risk factors for the development of affective disorders. However, its role in disease pathogenesis is still largely unknown. Vulnerability to affective disorders also involves diverse environmental risk factors such as perinatal insults, childhood maltreatment, and other adverse pathophysiological or psychosocial life events...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739816/-cacna1c-haploinsufficiency-leads-to-pro-social-50-khz-ultrasonic-communication-deficits-in-rats
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Theresa M Kisko, Moria D Braun, Susanne Michels, Stephanie H Witt, Marcella Rietschel, Carsten Culmsee, Rainer K W Schwarting, Markus Wöhr
The cross-disorder risk gene CACNA1C is strongly implicated in multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), bipolar disorder (BPD), and schizophrenia (SCZ), with deficits in social functioning being common for all major neuropsychiatric disorders. In the present study, we explored the role of Cacna1c in regulating disorder-relevant behavioral phenotypes, focusing on socio-affective communication after weaning during the critical developmental period of adolescence in rats. To this aim, we used a newly developed genetic Cacna1c rat model and applied a truly reciprocal approach for studying communication through ultrasonic vocalizations, including both sender and receiver...
May 8, 2018: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736926/timothy-syndrome-like-condition-with-syndactyly-but-without-prolongation-of-the-qt-interval
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Rika Kosaki, Hiroshi Ono, Hiroshi Terashima, Kenjiro Kosaki
Timothy syndrome is characterized by a unique combination of a prolongation of the corrected QT interval of the electrocardiogram and bilateral cutaneous syndactyly of the fingers and the toes and is caused by heterozygous mutations in CACNA1C, a gene encoding a calcium channel. After the discovery of the CACNA1C gene as the causative gene for Timothy syndrome, patients with CACNA1C mutations with QT prolongation but without syndactyly were described. Here, we report a 5-year-old female patient with cutaneous syndactyly, developmental delay, and pulmonary hypertension...
May 7, 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733866/interactive-effects-of-early-life-stress-and-cacna1c-genotype-on-cortisol-awakening-response
#5
K Klaus, K Butler, H Gutierrez, S J Durrant, K Pennington
The rs1006737 (A/G) single nucleotide polymorphism within the gene encoding the Cav 1.2 subunit of the L-type voltage-dependent calcium channel (CACNA1C) has been strongly implicated in psychiatric disorders. In addition, calcium channels are sensitive to the effects of glucocorticoids and functional variation may contribute to altered stress responsivity. This study aimed to investigate the role of early life stress (ELS) and its interaction with CACNA1C rs1006737 in affecting the cortisol awakening response (CAR), an indicator of HPA-axis function...
May 4, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691127/digenic-heterozigosity-in-scn5a-and-cacna1c-explains-the-variable-expressivity-of-the-long-qt-phenotype-in-a-spanish-family
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Paloma Nieto-Marín, Juan Jiménez-Jáimez, David Tinaquero, Silvia Alfayate, Raquel G Utrilla, María Del Mar Rodríguez Vázquez Del Rey, Francesca Perin, Geòrgia Sarquella-Brugada, Lorenzo Monserrat, Josep Brugada, Luis Tercedor, Juan Tamargo, Eva Delpón, Ricardo Caballero
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: A known long QT syndrome-related mutation in Nav1.5 cardiac channels (p.R1644H) was found in 4 members of a Spanish family but only 1 of them showed prolongation of the QT interval. In the other 3 relatives, a novel missense mutation in Cav1.2 cardiac channels was found (p.S1961N). Here, we functionally analyzed p.S1961N Cav1.2 channels to elucidate whether this mutation regulates the expressivity of the long QT syndrome phenotype in this family. METHODS: L-type calcium current (ICaL ) recordings were performed by using the whole-cell patch-clamp technique in Chinese hamster ovary cells transiently transfected with native and/or p...
April 21, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684488/association-of-cacna1c-with-bipolar-disorder-among-the-pakistani-population
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Madiha Khalid, Terri M Driessen, Jong Seo Lee, Leon Tejwani, Asad Rasool, Muhammad Saqlain, Pakeeza Arzoo Shiaq, Muhammad Hanif, Amber Nawaz, Andrew T DeWan, Ghazala Kaukab Raja, Janghoo Lim
Many single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been identified for Bipolar Disorder (BD), but association between SNPs and BD can vary depending on the population tested. SNPs rs10994336 and rs9804190 in ANK3 and rs1006737 in CACNA1C have emerged as the most highly replicated SNPs significantly associated with BD. The aim of the present study was to assess the association of these SNPs with BD in the Pakistani population, which has never before been examined. A total of 120 BD and 120 control individuals from Pakistan were examined in this analysis...
April 20, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683785/association-study-of-cacna1c-polymorphisms-with-large-artery-atherosclerotic-stroke-in-chinese-han-population
#8
Chen Peng, Ying Ding, Xin Yi, Zhiqiang Dong, Limei Cao, Qiang Li, Haiyan Ren, Lin He, Daizhan Zhou, Xu Chen
Aims Ischemic stroke (IS) is one of the most common diseases of neurology and the main cause of death and disability in Chinese population. CACNA1C was considered to be involved in the process of atherosclerosis, but there was little information about the association between genotypic polymorphisms of CACNA1C and ischemic stroke. Our study was designed to elucidate the relationship between four single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) variants in CACNA1C gene and the risk of large-artery atherosclerotic (LAA) stroke patients...
April 23, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599094/replication-of-gwas-identified-mir-137-and-its-target-gene-polymorphisms-in-schizophrenia-of-south-indian-population-and-meta-analysis-with-psychiatric-genomics-consortium
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Ravi Sudesh, Anbupalam Thalamuthu, Sujit John, Rangaswamy Thara, Bryan Mowry, Arasamabattu Kannan Munirajan
Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder involving multiple genes each contributing a small risk. Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified hundreds of risk loci for schizophrenia including miR-137, a miRNA shown to be involved in neuronal development. Several genes regulated by miR-137 were also reported as top risk genes associated with schizophrenia and has been hypothesised that the dysregulation of miR-137 and its target could be involved in the aetiology of schizophrenia. Here, we replicated the four European GWAS hits, miR-137-rs1625579 and three of its validated target gene loci SNPs (ZNF804a-rs1344706, CACNA1C-rs4765905 and TCF4-rs9960767) by genotyping in 2074 samples (schizophrenia cases-1005; controls-1069) from South Indian Population...
March 26, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568937/genetic-analysis-of-sick-sinus-syndrome-in-a-family-harboring-compound-cacna1c-and-ttn-mutations
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Yao-Bin Zhu, Jie-Wei Luo, Fen Jiang, Gui Liu
Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is a sinus node dysfunction characterized by severe sinus bradycardia. SSS results in insufficient blood supply to the brain, heart, kidneys, and other organs and is associated with the increased risk of sudden cardiac death. Bradyarrhythmia appears in the absence of any associated cardiac pathology and displays a genetic legacy. The present study identified a family with primary manifestation of sinus bradycardia (five individuals) along with early repolarization (four individuals) and atrial fibrillation (one individual)...
March 16, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545480/ion-channel-dysfunctions-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy
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Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Zhihan Zhao, Huan Lan, Xin Li, Gökhan Yücel, Siegfried Lang, Katherine Sattler, Jan-Dierk Schünemann, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann, Lukas Cyganek, Jochen Utikal, Thomas Wieland, Karen Bieback, Ralf Bauer, Antonius Ratte, Regina Pribe-Wolferts, Kleopatra Rapti, Daniel Nowak, Janina Wittig, Dierk Thomas, Patrick Most, Hugo A Katus, Ursula Ravens, Constanze Schmidt, Martin Borggrefe, Xiao-Bo Zhou, Oliver J Müller, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND: Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMD) are a heritable group of genetically determined disorders with a primary involvement of the pelvic or shoulder girdle musculature with partially cardiac manifestation, such as dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and life-threatening tachyarrhythmia. We report here that human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes from a patient with LGMD2I and DCM associated with recurrent ventricular tachycardia displayed ion channel dysfunction and abnormality of calcium homeostasis...
March 2018: Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541150/genetic-variants-involved-in-bipolar-disorder-a-rough-road-ahead
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Germano Orrù, Mauro Giovanni Carta
Background: Bipolar Disorder (BD), along with depression and schizophrenia, is one of the most serious mental illnesses, and one of the top 20 causes of severe impairment in everyday life. Recent molecular studies, using both traditional approaches and new procedures such as Whole-Genome Sequencing (WGS), have suggested that genetic factors could significantly contribute to the development of BD, with heritability estimates of up to 85%. However, it is assumed that BD is a multigenic and multifactorial illness with environmental factors that strongly contribute to disease development/progression, which means that progress in genetic knowledge of BD might be difficult to interpret in clinical practice...
2018: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503163/five-novel-loci-associated-with-antipsychotic-treatment-response-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-genome-wide-association-study
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Hao Yu, Hao Yan, Lifang Wang, Jun Li, Liwen Tan, Wei Deng, Qi Chen, Guigang Yang, Fuquan Zhang, Tianlan Lu, Jianli Yang, Keqing Li, Luxian Lv, Qingrong Tan, Hongyan Zhang, Xiao Xiao, Ming Li, Xin Ma, Fude Yang, Lingjiang Li, Chuanyue Wang, Tao Li, Dai Zhang, Weihua Yue
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotic drugs improve schizophrenia symptoms and reduce the frequency of relapse, but treatment response is highly variable. Little is known about the genetic factors associated with treatment response. We did a genome-wide association study of antipsychotic treatment response in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: The discovery cohort comprised patients with schizophrenia from 32 psychiatric hospitals in China that are part of the Chinese Antipsychotics Pharmacogenomics Consortium...
April 2018: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501388/regulatory-characterisation-of-the-schizophrenia-associated-cacna1c-proximal-promoter-and-the-potential-role-for-the-transcription-factor-ezh2-in-schizophrenia-aetiology
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Kimberley J Billingsley, Maurizio Manca, Olympia Gianfrancesco, David A Collier, Helen Sharp, Vivien J Bubb, John P Quinn
Genomic wide association studies identified the CACNA1C locus as genetically associated with both schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. CACNA1C encodes Cav1.2, one of four subunits of L-type voltage gated calcium channels. Variation resides in non-coding regions of CACNA1C which interact with the promoter and are validated expression quantitative trait loci. Using reporter gene constructs we demonstrate the CACNA1C promoter is a major mediator of inducible regulation of CACNA1C activity in the SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cell line...
February 28, 2018: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467196/specific-activation-of-the-alternative-cardiac-promoter-of-cacna1c-by-the-mineralocorticoid-receptor
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Thassio R Mesquita, Gaëlle Auguste, Débora Falcón, Gema Ruiz-Hurtado, Rogelio Salazar-Enciso, Jessica Sabourin, Florence Lefebvre, Say Viengchareun, Hussein Kobeissy, Patrick Lechène, Valérie Nicolas, Amaya Fernandez-Celis, Susana Gómez, Sandra Lauton Santos, Eric Morel, Angelica Rueda, Natalia López-Andrés, Ana Maria Gómez, Marc Lombès, Jean-Pierre Benitah
RATIONALE: The MR (mineralocorticoid receptor) antagonists belong to the current therapeutic armamentarium for the management of cardiovascular diseases, but the mechanisms conferring their beneficial effects are poorly understood. Part of the cardiovascular effects of MR is because of the regulation of L-type Cav 1.2 Ca2+ channel expression, which is generated by tissue-specific alternative promoters as a long cardiac or short vascular N-terminal transcripts. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the molecular mechanisms by which aldosterone, through MR, modulates Cav 1...
March 30, 2018: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398679/azelnidipine-inhibits-the-differentiation-and-activation-of-thp-1-macrophages-through-the-l-type-calcium-channel
#16
Hiroshi Komoda, Aya Shiraki, Jun-Ichi Oyama, Toshiyuki Nishikido, Koichi Node
AIM: Recently, calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have been reported to reduce atherosclerosis with anti-inflammatory or antiatherosclerotic effects in vivo. It is well established that monocytes and macrophages play important roles in promoting atherosclerosis. However, the effects of CCBs on macrophage activation remain unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of azelnidipine, a dihydropyridine L-type CCB, on the activation of macrophages and to clarify the mechanisms of the effects of CCBs on atherosclerosis...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396286/genetic-variants-in-post-myocardial-infarction-patients-presenting-with-electrical-storm-of-unstable-ventricular-tachycardia
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Advithi Rangaraju, Shuba Krishnan, G Aparna, Satish Sankaran, Ashraf U Mannan, B Hygriv Rao
Electrical storm (ES) is a life threatening clinical situation. Though a few clinical pointers exist, the occurrence of ES in a patient with remote myocardial infarction (MI) is generally unpredictable. Genetic markers for this entity have not been studied. In the present study, we carried out genetic screening in patients with remote myocardial infarction presenting with ES by next generation sequencing and identified 25 rare variants in 19 genes predominantly in RYR2, SCN5A, KCNJ11, KCNE1 and KCNH2, CACNA1B, CACNA1C, CACNA1D and desmosomal genes - DSP and DSG2 that could potentially be implicated in electrical storm...
January 30, 2018: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385621/outgroup-emotion-processing-in-the-vacc-is-modulated-by-childhood-trauma-and-cacna1c-risk-variant
#18
Johannes T Krautheim, Benjamin Straube, Udo Dannlowski, Martin Pyka, Henriette Schneider-Hassloff, Rebecca Drexler, Axel Krug, Jens Sommer, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt, Tilo Kircher
A high frequency of outgroup contact-as experienced by urban dwellers and migrants-possibly increases schizophrenia risk. This risk might be further amplified by genetic and environmental risk factors, such as the A-allele of rs1006737 within the calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1 C gene and childhood interpersonal trauma (CIT). Both have been related to ventral anterior cingulate cortex (vACC) functioning. We investigated vACC functioning, during ingroup and outgroup emotion perception in relation to rs1006737 and CIT...
March 1, 2018: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373717/integrated-transcriptomic-and-regulatory-network-analyses-identify-microrna-200c-as-a-novel-repressor-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-and-maturation
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Ellen Ngar Yun Poon, Baixia Hao, Daogang Guan, Mulin Jun Li, Jun Lu, Yong Yang, Binbin Wu, Stanley Chun Ming Wu, Sarah E Webb, Yan Liang, Andrew L Miller, Xiaoqiang Yao, Junwen Wang, Bin Yan, Kenneth R Boheler
Aims: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are crucial for the post-transcriptional control of protein-encoding genes, and together with transcription factors (TFs) regulate gene expression; however, the regulatory activities of miRNAs during cardiac development are only partially understood. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that integrative computational approaches could identify miRNAs that experimentally could be shown to regulate cardiomyogenesis. Methods and results: We integrated expression profiles with bioinformatics analyses of miRNA and TF regulatory programs to identify candidate miRNAs involved with cardiac development...
January 24, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362489/genetic-variant-in-cacna1c-is-associated-with-ptsd-in-traumatized-police-officers
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Izabela M Krzyzewska, Judith B M Ensink, Laura Nawijn, Adri N Mul, Saskia B Koch, Andrea Venema, Vinod Shankar, Jessie L Frijling, Dirk J Veltman, Ramon J L Lindauer, Miranda Olff, Marcel M A M Mannens, Mirjam van Zuiden, Peter Henneman
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychiatric disorder that may develop after a traumatic event. Here we aimed to identify epigenetic and genetic loci associated with PTSD. We included 73 traumatized police officers with extreme phenotypes regarding symptom severity despite similar trauma history: n = 34 had PTSD and n = 39 had minimal PTSD symptoms. Epigenetic and genetic profiles were based on the Illumina HumanMethylation450 BeadChip. We searched for differentially methylated probes (DMPs) and differentially methylated regions (DMRs)...
February 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
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