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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901173/cyclin-d2-is-a-critical-mediator-of-exercise-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#1
Stephen W Luckey, Chris D Haines, John P Konhilas, Elizabeth D Luczak, Antke Messmer-Kratzsch, Leslie A Leinwand
A number of signaling pathways underlying pathological cardiac hypertrophy have been identified. However, few studies have probed the functional significance of these signaling pathways in the context of exercise or physiological pathways. Exercise studies were performed on females from six different genetic mouse models that have been shown to exhibit alterations in pathological cardiac adaptation and hypertrophy. These include mice expressing constitutively active glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3βS9A), an inhibitor of CaMK II (AC3-I), both GSK-3βS9A and AC3-I (GSK-3βS9A/AC3-I), constitutively active Akt (myrAkt), mice deficient in MAPK/ERK kinase kinase-1 (MEKK1(-/-)), and mice deficient in cyclin D2 (cyclin D2(-/-))...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892824/resolvin-d1-increases-mucin-secretion-in-cultured-rat-conjunctival-goblet-cells-via-multiple-signaling-pathways
#2
Marit Lippestad, Robin R Hodges, Tor P Utheim, Charles N Serhan, Darlene A Dartt
Purpose: Goblet cells in the conjunctiva secrete mucin into the tear film protecting the ocular surface. The proresolution mediator resolvin D1 (RvD1) regulates mucin secretion to maintain homeostasis during physiological conditions and in addition, actively terminates inflammation. We determined the signaling mechanisms used by RvD1 in cultured rat conjunctival goblet cells to increase intracellular [Ca2+] ([Ca2+]i) and induce glycoconjugate secretion. Methods: Increase in [Ca2+]i were measured using fura 2/AM and glycoconjugate secretion determined using an enzyme-linked lectin assay with the lectin Ulex Europaeus Agglutinin 1...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874724/alcohol-amplifies-ketamine-induced-apoptosis-in-primary-cultured-cortical-neurons-and-pc12-cells-through-down-regulating-creb-related-signaling-pathways
#3
Daiying Zuo, Feng Sun, Jiahui Cui, Yumiao Liu, Zi Liu, Xuejiao Zhou, Zengqiang Li, Yingliang Wu
Recreational use of ketamine (KET) has been increasing worldwide. Previous studies have demonstrated that KET induced neurotoxicity; however, few studies have examined how alcohol (ALC) affects KET-induced neurotoxicity. In light of the fact that some KET abusers combine KET with ALC, the present study was aimed to investigate the effects of ALC on KET-induced neurotoxicity and the underlying mechanism in vitro. Our data revealed that co-treatment with ALC and KET was more detrimental to cell viability than KET single treatment in both PC12 cells and primary cultured rat cortical neurons...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872356/vitamin-b6-prevents-isocarbophos-induced-vascular-dementia-in-rats-through-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-signaling
#4
Peng Li, Mo-Li Zhu, Guo-Pin Pan, Jun-Xiu Lu, Fan-Rong Zhao, Xu Jian, Li-Ying Liu, Guang-Rui Wan, Yuan Chen, Song Ping, Shuang-Xi Wang, Chang-Ping Hu
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that the long-term exposure of organophosphorus induces vascular dementia (VD) in rats. As a coenzyme, vitamin B6 is mainly involved in the regulation of metabolisms. Whether vitamin B6 improves VD remains unknown. METHODS: The model of VD was induced by feeding rats with isocarbophos (0.5 mg/kg per two day, 12 weeks). The blood flow of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) in rat was assessed by transcranial Doppler (TCD)...
September 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857271/nitric-oxide-is-essential-for-the-development-of-aerenchyma-in-wheat-roots-under-hypoxic-stress
#5
Aakanksha Wany, Aprajita Kumari, Kapuganti Jagadis Gupta
In response to flooding/water-logging, plants develop various anatomical changes including the formation of lysigenous aerenchyma for the delivery of oxygen to roots. Under hypoxia, plants produce high levels of nitric oxide (NO) but the role of this molecule in plant adaptive response to hypoxia is not known. Here, we investigated whether ethylene-induced aerenchyma requires hypoxia-induced NO. Under hypoxic conditions, wheat roots produced NO apparently via nitrate reductase and scavenging of NO led to a marked reduction in aerenchyma formation...
August 30, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817786/propofol-attenuates-bv2-microglia-inflammation-via-nmda-receptor-inhibition
#6
Qichao Wu, Yanjun Zhao, Xiangyuan Chen, Minmin Zhu, Changhong Miao
Activated microglia, involved in the occurrence and improvement of sepsis-associated encephalopathy, can induce the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory enzymes, resulting in inflammation-mediated neuronal cell death. It was reported that propofol could inhibit lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced pro-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory enzymes expression in BV2 and primary microglial cells. However, the underlying mechanism is not well known. In the present study, we investigated whether and how propofol inhibited LPS-induced the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory enzymes in BV2 cells...
August 17, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811196/inhibitions-of-pkc-and-camk-ii-synergistically-rescue-ischemia-induced-astrocytic-dysfunction
#7
Zhan Liu, Ying Huang, Lina Liu, Li Zhang
Ischemic neuronal death is presumably caused by glutamate-induced excitotoxicity, in which the increased glutamate release and impaired glutamate reuptake lead to glutamate accumulation. Mechanisms underlying the ischemic deficiency of astrocytic glutamate reuptake remain unclear, which we have studied by analyzing the effect of calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMK-II) and protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitions on astrocytic glutamate transporter during ischemia. Glutamate transporter current was recorded on the astrocytes in cortical slices...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805296/basidiomycete-specific-pscamkl1-encoding-a-camk-like-protein-kinase-is-required-for-full-virulence-of-puccinia-striiformis-f-sp-tritici
#8
Min Jiao, Dan Yu, Chenglong Tan, Jia Guo, Dingyun Lan, Ershang Han, Tuo Qi, Ralf Thomas Voegele, Zhensheng Kang, Jun Guo
Calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinases (CaMKs) are Ser/Thr protein kinases (PKs) that respond to changes in cytosolic free Ca(2+) and play diverse roles in eukaryotes. In fungi, CAMKs are generally classified into four families CAMK1, CAMKL, RAD53, and CAMK-Unique. Among these, CAMKL constitutes the largest family. In some fungal plant pathogens members of the CaMKL family have been shown to be responsible for pathogenesis. However, little is known about their role(s) in rust fungi. In this study, we functionally characterized a novel PK gene, PsCaMKL1, from Puccinia striiformis f...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739589/association-of-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-kinase1-rs7214723-polymorphism-with-lung-cancer-risk-in-a-chinese-population
#9
Da Chen, Fangming Zhong, Ye Chen
Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase kinase1 (CAMKK1) could specially recognize and activate Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CAMK) I and IV. Furthermore, The activation of CAMK showed positively correlation with proliferation of lung cancer (LC). In addition, A genome-wide association study has identified rs7214723 (E375G) in the CAMKK1 gene as a susceptibility locus for LC in the UK population. Therefore, we conducted a case-control study involving 320 LC patients and 320 controls to validate this conclusion in a Chinese population...
July 24, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701796/camk-ii-%C3%AE-down-regulation-protects-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons-from-ropivacaine-hydrochloride-neurotoxicity
#10
Xian-Jie Wen, Xiao-Hong Li, Heng Li, Hua Liang, Chen-Xiang Yang, Han-Bing Wang
T-type calcium channels are intimately involved in the local anesthetics neurotoxicity. Does CaMKIIγ regulate T-type calcium currents in local anesthetics neurotoxicity? This study generated pAd-CaMKIIγ and pAd-shRNA adenovirus vectors to up- and down-regulate CaMKIIγ mRNA expression in dorsal root ganglion neurons (DRG). Normal DRG (Normal group), empty vector DRG (Empty vector group), pAd-CaMKIIγ DRG (pAd-CaMKIIγ group) and pAd-shRNA DRG (pAd-shRNA group) were treated or untreated with 3 mM ropivacaine hydrochloride for 4 h...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698220/activation-of-camkiv-by-soluble-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-impedes-trafficking-of-axonal-vesicles-and-impairs-activity-dependent-synaptogenesis
#11
Daehun Park, Myeongsu Na, Jung Ah Kim, Unghwi Lee, Eunji Cho, Mirye Jang, Sunghoe Chang
The prefibrillar form of soluble amyloid-β (sAβ1-42) impairs synaptic function and is associated with the early phase of Alzheimer's disease (AD). We investigated how sAβ1-42 led to presynaptic defects using a quantum dot-based, single particle-tracking method to monitor synaptic vesicle (SV) trafficking along axons. We found that sAβ1-42 prevented new synapse formation induced by chemical long-term potentiation (cLTP). In cultured rat hippocampal neurons, nanomolar amounts of sAβ1-42 impaired Ca(2+) clearance from presynaptic terminals and increased the basal Ca(2+) concentration...
July 11, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697452/effect-of-fluoride-exposure-on-mrna-expression-of-cav1-2-and-calcium-signal-pathway-apoptosis-regulators-in-pc12-cells
#12
Qiuxia Liao, Rui Zhang, Xiaoyu Wang, Weiwei Nian, Lulu Ke, Wei Ouyang, Zigui Zhang
This study investigated the effects of fluoride exposure on the mRNA expression of Cav1.2 calcium signaling pathway and apoptosis regulatory molecules in PC12 cells. The viability of PC12 cell receiving high fluoride (5.0mM) and low fluoride (0.5mM) alone or fluoride combined with L-type calcium channel (LTCC) agonist/inhibitor (5umol/L FPL6417/2umol/L nifedipine) was detected using cell counting kit-8 at different time points (2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 10, and 24h). Changes in the cell configuration were observed after exposing the cells to fluoride for 24h...
June 30, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637792/reactive-sulfur-species-inactivate-ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-iv-via-s-polysulfidation-of-its-active-site-cysteine-residue
#13
Tsuyoshi Takata, Hideshi Ihara, Naoya Hatano, Yukihiro Tsuchiya, Takaaki Akaike, Yasuo Watanabe
Reactive sulfur species (RSS) modulate protein functions via S-polysulfidation of reactive Cys residues. Here, we report that Ca(2+)/calmodulin (CaM)-dependent protein kinase IV (CaMKIV) was reversibly inactivated by RSS via polysulfidation of the active-site Cys residue. CaMKIV is phosphorylated at Thr(196) by its upstream CaMK kinase (CaMKK), resulting in the induction of its full activity. In vitro incubation of CaMKIV with the exogenous RSS donors Na2S n (n = 2-4) resulted in dose-dependent inhibition of the CaMKK-induced phospho-Thr(196) and consequent inactivation of the enzyme activity...
July 17, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633902/calcium-sensing-receptor-initiating-cystathionine-gamma-lyase-hydrogen-sulfide-pathway-to-inhibit-platelet-activation-in-hyperhomocysteinemia-rat
#14
Yuwen Wang, Ziqing Zhao, Sa Shi, Fei Gao, Jichao Wu, Shiyun Dong, Weihua Zhang, Yanhong Liu, Xin Zhong
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy, high homocysteine) induces the injury of endothelial cells (ECs). Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) protects ECs and inhibits the activation of platelets. Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) regulates the production of endogenous H2S. However, whether CaSR inhibits the injury of ECs and the activation of platelets by regulating the endogenous cystathionine-gamma-lyase (CSE, a major enzyme that produces H2S)/H2S pathway in hyperhomocysteinemia has not been previously investigated. Here, we tested the ultrastructure alterations of ECs and platelets, the changes in the concentration of serum homocysteine and the parameters of blood of hyperhomocysteinemia rats were measured...
June 19, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615325/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-regulates-the-pink1-parkin-and-dj-1-pathways-of-mitophagy-during-sepsis
#15
Xianghong Zhang, Du Yuan, Qian Sun, Li Xu, Emma Lee, Anthony J Lewis, Brian S Zuckerbraun, Matthew R Rosengart
During sepsis and shock states, mitochondrial dysfunction occurs. Consequently, adaptive mechanisms, such as fission, fusion, and mitophagy, are induced to eliminate damaged portions or entire dysfunctional mitochondria. The regulatory PINK1/Parkin and DJ-1 pathways are strongly induced by mitochondrial depolarization, although a direct link between loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨ) and mitophagy has not been identified. Mitochondria also buffer Ca(2+), and their buffering capacity is dependent on ΔΨ...
June 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590038/effects-of-oestrogen-and-cimicifuga-racemosa-on-the-cardiac-noradrenaline-pathway-of-ovariectomized-rats
#16
Yao Liu, Jing Zhang, Shuya Liu, Wenjuan Wang, Xing Chen, Hai Jiang, Junlei Li, Ke Wang, Wenpei Bai, Haicheng Zhang, Lihua Qin
What is the central question of this study? We investigated the effects of oestrogen and Cimicifuga racemosa on the stellate ganglion, cardiac noradrenaline pathway and Ca(2+) -calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in ovariectomized rats. What is the main finding and its importance? The right stellate ganglion, but not the left, may be associated with decreased left ventricular noradrenaline content in ovariectomized rats. Oestrogen can reverse all changes caused by ovariectomy. Cimicifuga racemosa did not affect left ventricular noradrenaline, but decreased protein expression of β1 -adrenergic receptor and Ca(2+) -calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II...
June 7, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583581/the-regulation-of-skf38393-on-the-signaling-pathway-of-dopamine-d1-receptor-in-hippocampus-during-chronic-sleep-deprivation
#17
Si Chen, Xiaosa Wen, Han Liang, Yuxiang Li, Xinmin Chen, Dong Zhang, Rengfei Shi, Wenling Ma
BACKGROUND: Hippocampal functions are sensitive to sleep deficiency. Dopamine D1 receptor (D1R) in hippocampus can regulate the expression of cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) through PKA, MAPK and phosphoinositide pathway, but which pathway plays the major role in hippocampus during Chronic sleep deprivation (CSD) is unclear. METHODS: The CSD model was created, SKF rats were administered the D1R agonist (SKF38363), and hippocampus from each animal was dissected for following molecular detection...
July 27, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573136/effects-of-wenxin-keli-on-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-arrhythmia-via-regulation-of-the-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-kinase-ii-signaling-pathway
#18
Xinyu Yang, Yu Chen, Yanda Li, Xiaomeng Ren, Yanwei Xing, Hongcai Shang
We investigated the effects of Wenxin Keli (WXKL) on the Calcium/Calmodulin dependent kinase II (CaMK II) signal transduction pathway with transverse aortic constriction (TAC) rats. Echocardiographic measurements were obtained 3 and 9 weeks after the surgery. Meanwhile, the action potentials (APDs) were recorded using the whole-cell patch clamp technique, and western blotting was used to assess components of the CaMK II signal transduction pathway. At both 3 and 9 weeks after treatment, the fractional shortening (FS%) increased in the WXKL group compared with the TAC group...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570746/influence-of-extremely-low-frequency-magnetic-fields-on-ca-2-signaling-and-double-messenger-system-in-mice-hippocampus-and-reversal-function-of-procyanidins-extracted-from-lotus-seedpod
#19
Haihui Zhang, Yuanyuan Dai, Yanxiang Cheng, Yuanqing He, Zandile Manyakara, Yuqing Duan, Guibo Sun, Xiaobo Sun
This research investigated the influence of extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF; 50 Hz, 8 mT, 4 h per day, for 28 days) on calcium ion signaling and the double messenger system in the hippocampus of mice. Messengers that were studied included: G-protein, Ins(1,4,5)P3 (IP3 ), diacylglycerol (DAG), cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA), and Ca(2+) -dependent protein kinase C (PKC). The results showed that ELF-MF caused an increase in the levels of Gi protein, IP3, DAG, PKA and PKC beta, calcium and calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase calcineuring (PP2B), and intracellular Ca(2+) content, and a decrease in calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMK II) and PKC alpha...
June 1, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566250/local-somatodendritic-translation-and-hyperphosphorylation-of-tau-protein-triggered-by-ampa-and-nmda-receptor-stimulation
#20
Shunsuke Kobayashi, Toru Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Soeda, Osborne F X Almeida, Akihiko Takashima
Tau is a major component of the neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) that represent a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although generally considered an axonal protein, Tau is found in the somato-dendritic compartment of degenerating neurons and this redistribution is thought to be a trigger of neurodegeneration in AD. Here, we show the presence of tau mRNA in a dendritic ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex that includes Ca2(+)-calmodulin dependent protein kinase (CaMK)IIα mRNA and that is translated locally in response to glutamate stimulation...
June 2017: EBioMedicine
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