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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771437/works-on-heart-how-about-brain-effect-of-hyperkalemia-on-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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T Qin, N Li, X-F Tan, J-H Zheng, R Tao, M-H Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of hyperkalemia on the brain after I/R in h transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 120 adult male SD rats were randomly assigned to four groups: (1) hyperkalemia 80 µg/g (HK80) group; (2) hyperkalemia 40 µg/g (HK40) group; (3) normal saline (NS) group; (4) sham (SH) group. The concentration of serum K+ was elevated in HK80 and HK40 groups. The transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) model was used to assess the effect of hyperkalemia on the brain after I/R...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738804/alcohol-aggravates-ketamine-induced-behavioral-morphological-and-neurochemical-alterations-in-adolescent-rats-the-involvement-of-creb-related-pathways
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Daiying Zuo, Yumiao Liu, Zi Liu, Jiahui Cui, Xuejiao Zhou, Yang Liu, Zengqiang Li, Yingliang Wu
Currently, an increasing proportion of adolescent ketamine users simultaneously consume alcohol. However, the potential behavioural and neurological alterations induced by such a drug combination and the underlying mechanisms have not been systematically examined. Therefore, in the present study, the behavioural and morphological changes and the underlying mechanisms were studied in adolescent rats after repeated alcohol and/or ketamine treatment. This study provided the first evidence that co-administration of alcohol (2 and 4 g/kg, i...
May 5, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673297/characterization-of-copk02-a-ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-in-mushroom-coprinopsis-cinerea
#3
Masashi Yamashita, Noriyuki Sueyoshi, Hiroki Yamada, Syouichi Katayama, Yukako Senga, Yasuhiro Takenaka, Atsuhiko Ishida, Isamu Kameshita, Yasushi Shigeri
We surveyed genome sequences from the basidiomycetous mushroom Coprinopsis cinerea and isolated a cDNA homologous to CMKA, a calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMK) in Aspergillus nidulans. We designated this sequence, encoding 580 amino acids with a molecular weight of 63,987, as CoPK02. CoPK02 possessed twelve subdomains specific to protein kinases and exhibited 43, 35, 40% identity with rat CaMKI, CaMKII, CaMKIV, respectively, and 40% identity with CoPK12, one of the CaMK orthologs in C. cinerea. CoPK02 showed significant autophosphorylation activity and phosphorylated exogenous proteins in the presence of Ca2+ /CaM...
April 20, 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652442/antioxidant-hydrolysed-peptides-from-manchurian-walnut-juglansmandshurica-maxim-attenuate-scopolamine-induced-memory-impairment-in-mice
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Dayong Ren, Fanrui Zhao, Chunlei Liu, Ji Wang, Yong Guo, Jingsheng Liu, Weihong Min
BACKGROUND: Walnut protein, which is obtained as a by-product of oil expression, has not been used efficiently. Although walnuts are beneficial for cognitive functioning, the potential of their protein composition in strengthening learning and memory functions remains unknown. In this research, the inhibition of memory impairment by the Manchurian walnut hydrolyzed peptide (MWHP) was evaluated. RESULTS: Small-molecular-weight MWHP (<3 kDa) achieved the optimal antioxidative activity...
April 13, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649512/14-3-3-protein-directly-interacts-with-the-kinase-domain-of-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-kinase-camkk2
#5
Katarina Psenakova, Olivia Petrvalska, Salome Kylarova, Domenico Lentini Santo, Dana Kalabova, Petr Herman, Veronika Obsilova, Tomas Obsil
BACKGROUND: Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase 2 (CaMKK2) is a member of the Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent kinase (CaMK) family involved in adiposity regulation, glucose homeostasis and cancer. This upstream activator of CaMKI, CaMKIV and AMP-activated protein kinase is inhibited by phosphorylation, which also triggers an association with the scaffolding protein 14-3-3. However, the role of 14-3-3 in the regulation of CaMKK2 remains unknown. METHODS: The interaction between phosphorylated CaMKK2 and the 14-3-3γ protein, as well as the architecture of their complex, were studied using enzyme activity measurements, small-angle x-ray scattering (SAXS), time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and protein crystallography...
April 9, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577375/ca2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-and-dimethyl-sulfoxide-affect-the-sealing-frequencies-of-transected-hippocampal-neurons
#6
Andrew D Poon, Sarah H McGill, Solomon Raju Bhupanapadu Sunkesula, Zachary S Burgess, Patrick J Dunne, Edward E Kang, George D Bittner
Traumatic injury often results in axonal severance, initiating obligatory Wallerian degeneration of distal segments, whereas proximal segments often survive. Calcium ion (Ca2+ ) influx at severed proximal axonal ends activates pathways that can induce apoptosis. However, this same Ca2+ -influx also activates multiple parallel pathways that seal the plasmalemma by inducing accumulation and fusion of vesicles at the lesion site that reduce Ca2+ -influx and enhance survival. We examined whether various inhibitors of Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinases (CaMKs), and/or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a common solvent for biologically active substances, affected the ability of a hippocampal-derived neuronal cell line (B104 cells) to seal membrane damage following axotomy...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523844/differentiation-by-nerve-growth-factor-ngf-involves-mechanisms-of-crosstalk-between-energy-homeostasis-and-mitochondrial-remodeling
#7
Francesca Martorana, Daniela Gaglio, Maria Rosaria Bianco, Federica Aprea, Assunta Virtuoso, Marcella Bonanomi, Lilia Alberghina, Michele Papa, Anna Maria Colangelo
Neuronal differentiation involves extensive modification of biochemical and morphological properties to meet novel functional requirements. Reorganization of the mitochondrial network to match the higher energy demand plays a pivotal role in this process. Mechanisms of neuronal differentiation in response to nerve growth factor (NGF) have been largely characterized in terms of signaling, however, little is known about its impact on mitochondrial remodeling and metabolic function. In this work, we show that NGF-induced differentiation requires the activation of autophagy mediated by Atg9b and Ambra1, as it is disrupted by their genetic knockdown and by autophagy blockers...
March 9, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518656/copper-induced-activation-of-trp-channels-promotes-extracellular-calcium-entry-and-activation-of-camk-pka-pkc-pkg-and-cblpk-leading-to-increased-expression-of-antioxidant-enzymes-in-ectocarpus-siliculosus
#8
Alberto González, Claudio A Sáez, Bernardo Morales, Alejandra Moenne
The existence of functional Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels was analyzed in Ectocarpus siliculosus using agonists of human TRPs and specific antagonists of TRPA1, TRPC5, TRPM8 and TRPV; intracellular calcium was detected for 60 min. Increases in intracellular calcium were observed at 13, 29, 39 and 50-52 min, which appeared to be mediated by the activation of TRPM8/V1 at 13 min, TRPV1 at 29 min, TRPA1/V1 at 39 min and TRPA1/C5 at 50-52 min. In addition, intracellular calcium increases appear to be due to extracellular calcium entry, not requiring protein kinase activation...
May 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518331/interactome-analysis-reveals-regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-14-rgs14-is-a-novel-calcium-calmodulin-ca-2-cam-and-cam-kinase-ii-camkii-binding-partner
#9
Paul R Evans, Kyle J Gerber, Eric B Dammer, Duc M Duong, Devrishi Goswami, Daniel J Lustberg, Juan Zou, Jenny J Yang, Serena M Dudek, Patrick R Griffin, Nicholas T Seyfried, John R Hepler
Regulator of G Protein Signaling 14 (RGS14) is a complex scaffolding protein that integrates G protein and MAPK signaling pathways. In the adult mouse brain, RGS14 is predominantly expressed in hippocampal CA2 neurons where it naturally inhibits synaptic plasticity and hippocampus-dependent learning and memory. However, the signaling proteins that RGS14 natively engages to regulate plasticity are unknown. Here, we show that RGS14 exists in a high-molecular-weight protein complex in brain. To identify RGS14 neuronal interacting partners, endogenous RGS14 immunoprecipitated from mouse brain was subjected to mass spectrometry and proteomic analysis...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512534/-optogenetics-sheds-light-on-memory-research-development-and-application-of-photoactivatable-camk%C3%A2-inhibitory-peptide-to-the-study-of-synaptic-plasticity
#10
Hideji Murakoshi
In the past decade, the various types of genetically-encoded optogenetic tools using blue-light sensitive LOV2 domain have been developed and applied in a wide range of areas including neuroscience field. Recently, we succeeded in developing a photoactivatable inhibitory peptide, a genetically-encoded light inducible CaMKⅡ inhibitory peptide. Using this new optogenetic tool, we found that the 1 min of CaMKⅡ activation is sufficient for triggering structural plasticity of synapses(spines)in hippocampal neurons...
2018: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495239/-homocysteine-induces-calcium-overload-in-neonatal-rat-atrial-cells-through-activation-of-sodium-current-and-camk%C3%A2-%C3%AE
#11
L Han, Q B Dong, Y C Wei, A C Zheng, J X Li, K Hong, Y Q Wu, X S Cheng
Objective: To investigate the effect and related mechanism of homocysteine (Hcy) on calcium overload in neonatal rat atrial cells (NRICs). Methods: NRICs were assigned to 9 groups after culture for 3 days: (1) control group; (2) Hcy group (0, 50, 100, 200, 500 μmol/L for 48 hours); (3) antioxidant group (NAC, 10 μmol/L for 24 hours); (4) Hcy+NAC group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 10 μmol/L NAC for 24 hours); (5) calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase Ⅱδ (CaMKⅡδ) inhibitor group (KN-93, 3 μmol/L KN-93 for 5 hours); (6) specific sodium current inhibitor group (ELE, 1 μmol/L ELE for 5 hours); (7) Hcy+KN-93 group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 3 μmol/L KN-93 for 5 hours); (8) Hcy+ELE group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 1 μmol/L ELE for 5 hours; (9) Hcy+KN-93+ELE group (500 μmol/L Hcy for 48 hours, then treated with 3 μmol/L KN-93 and 1 μmol/L ELE for 5 hours)...
February 24, 2018: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482582/camks-support-development-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Xunlei Kang, Changhao Cui, Chen Wang, Guojin Wu, Heyu Chen, Zhigang Lu, Xiaoli Chen, Li Wang, Jie Huang, Huimin Geng, Meng Zhao, Zhengshan Chen, Markus Müschen, Huan-You Wang, Cheng Cheng Zhang
BACKGROUND: We recently identified the human leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor B2 (LILRB2) and its mouse ortholog-paired Ig-like receptor (PirB) as receptors for several angiopoietin-like proteins (Angptls). We also demonstrated that PirB is important for the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but exactly how an inhibitory receptor such as PirB can support cancer development is intriguing. RESULTS: Here, we showed that the activation of Ca (2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases (CAMKs) is coupled with PirB signaling in AML cells...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395480/melanopsin-and-rhodopsin-mediate-uva-induced-immediate-pigment-darkening-unravelling-the-photosensitive-system-of-the-skin
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Leonardo Vinícius Monteiro de Assis, Maria Nathalia Moraes, Keila Karoline Magalhães-Marques, Ana Maria de Lauro Castrucci
The mammalian skin has a photosensitive system comprised by several opsins, including rhodopsin (OPN2) and melanopsin (OPN4). Recently, our group showed that UVA (4.4 kJ/m2 ) leads to immediate pigment darkening (IPD) in murine normal and malignant melanocytes. We show the role of OPN2 and OPN4 as UVA sensors: UVA-induced IPD was fully abolished when OPN4 was pharmacologically inhibited by AA9253 or when OPN2 and OPN4 were knocked down by siRNA in both cell lines. Our data, however, demonstrate that phospholipase C/protein kinase C pathway, a classical OPN4 pathway, is not involved in UVA-induced IPD in either cell line...
April 2018: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395043/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-and-eukaryotic-elongation-factor-2-kinase-pathways-mediate-the-antidepressant-action-of-ketamine
#14
Chinnakkaruppan Adaikkan, Elham Taha, Iliana Barrera, Orit David, Kobi Rosenblum
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, which on administration produces fast-acting antidepressant responses in patients with major depressive disorder. Yet, the mechanism underlying the antidepressant action of ketamine remains unclear. METHODS: To unravel the mechanism of action of ketamine, we treated wild-type C57BL/6 mice with calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) specific inhibitor tatCN21 peptide. We also used eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF2K) (also known as CaMKIII) knockout mice...
December 5, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393654/trpv4-stimulation-releases-atp-via-pannexin-channels-in-human-pulmonary-fibroblasts
#15
Mozibur Rahman, Rui Sun, Subhendu Mukherjee, Bernd Nilius, Luke J Janssen
We previously described several ionic conductances in human pulmonary fibroblasts (HPFs), including one activated by two structurally distinct TRPV4-channel agonists: 4α-phorbol-12,13-didecanoate (4αPDD) and GSK1016790A. However, the TRPV4-activated current exhibited peculiar properties: it developed slowly over many minutes, exhibited reversal potentials that could vary by tens of millivolts even within a given cell, and was not easily reversed by subsequent addition of two distinct TRPV4-selective blockers (RN-1734 or HC-067047)...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378496/nutraceuticals-to-promote-neuronal-plasticity-in-response-to-corticosterone-induced-stress-in-human-neuroblastoma-cells
#16
Snehal Gite, R Paul Ross, Dara Kirke, Freddy Guihéneuf, Justine Aussant, Dagmar B Stengel, Timothy G Dinan, John F Cryan, Catherine Stanton
OBJECTIVES: To search for novel compounds that will protect neuronal cells under stressed conditions that may help to restore neuronal plasticity. METHODS: A model of corticosterone (CORT)-induced stress in human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y) was used to compare the efficacy of 6 crude extracts and 10 pure compounds (6 polyphenols, 2 carotenoids, 1 amino acid analogue, and 1 known antidepressant drug) to increase neuronal plasticity and to decrease cytotoxicity...
January 29, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345166/effects-of-coffee-components-on-muscle-glycogen-recovery-a-systematic-review
#17
Laís Monteiro Rodrigues Loureiro, Caio Eduardo Gonçalves Reis, Teresa Helena Macedo da Costa
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world and it can improve insulin sensitivity, stimulating glucose uptake in skeletal muscle when adequate carbohydrate intake is observed. The aim of this review is to analyze the effects of coffee and coffee components on muscle glycogen metabolism. A literature search was conducted according to PRISMA and seven studies were included. They explored the effects of coffee components on various substances and signaling proteins. In one of the studies with humans, caffeine was shown to increase glucose levels, Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaMK) phosphorylation, glycogen resynthesis rates and glycogen accumulation after exercise...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318854/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-intracellular-calcium-ion-concentration-and-expression-of-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-%C3%A2-in-lumbar-spinal-cord-in-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
#18
Xin-Tian Wu, Wei Liang, Li-Ping Yan, Ling-Ling Wang, Cheng Ma
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes of intracellular calcium ([Ca2+ ]i) concentration and expression of calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinaseⅡ (CaMKⅡ) in spinal dorsal horn neurons of spared nerve injury (SNI) rats, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of neuropathic pain. METHODS: One hundred and ten SD rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: sham control, model, EA, AP-5 and L-NAME groups. The sham group underwent only a simple separation of the sciatic nerve but without ligation and abscission...
December 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317228/functions-and-dysfunctions-of-ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-phosphatase-camkp-ppm1f-and-camkp-n-ppm1e
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REVIEW
Atsuhiko Ishida, Noriyuki Sueyoshi, Isamu Kameshita
Intracellular signal transduction is built on the basis of the subtle balance between phosphorylation and dephosphorylation. Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinase phosphatase (CaMKP/PPM1F/POPX2) and CaMKP-N (PPM1E/POPX1) are Ser/Thr phosphatases that belong to the PPM (protein phosphatase, Mg2+ /Mn2+ -dependent) family. The former was discovered in rat brain as a novel protein phosphatase regulating Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinases (CaMKs), whereas the latter was first identified in human cDNA databases using the rat CaMKP sequence...
February 15, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221166/high-salt-induced-hypertension-leads-to-cognitive-defect
#20
Cui-Ping Guo, Zhen Wei, Fang Huang, Min Qin, Xing Li, Yu-Man Wang, Qun Wang, Jian-Zhi Wang, Rong Liu, Bin Zhang, Hong-Lian Li, Xiao-Chuan Wang
Although increasing evidences suggest a relationship between hypertension and brain function for years, it is still unclear whether hypertension constitutes a risk factor for cognitive decline and its underlying mechanism. In the present study, an experimental animal model of hypertension simply by feeding rats with high salt diet was employed. We found that long-term high salt intake caused a marked increase of systolic blood pressure linked to a declined regional cerebral blood flow. Fear conditioning and morris water maze behavioral test revealed that high salt diet induced hippocampal dependent spatial reference memory deficits, while a decreased synaptogenesis without neuronal loss in hippocampus was observed in high salt treated rats...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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