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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709295/activation-of-mechanosensitive-transient-receptor-potential-piezo-channels-in-odontoblasts-generates-action-potentials-in-cocultured-isolectin-b-4-negative-medium-sized-trigeminal-ganglion-neurons
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Masaki Sato, Kazuhiro Ogura, Maki Kimura, Koichi Nishi, Masayuki Ando, Masakazu Tazaki, Yoshiyuki Shibukawa
INTRODUCTION: Various stimuli to the dentin surface elicit dentinal pain by inducing dentinal fluid movement causing cellular deformation in odontoblasts. Although odontoblasts detect deformation by the activation of mechanosensitive ionic channels, it is still unclear whether odontoblasts are capable of establishing neurotransmission with myelinated A delta (Aδ) neurons. Additionally, it is still unclear whether these neurons evoke action potentials by neurotransmitters from odontoblasts to mediate sensory transduction in dentin...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689211/structural-biology-piezo-senses-tension-through-curvature
#2
Xin Liang, Jonathon Howard
The sensations of sound, touch and pressure are mediated by mechanotransduction channels - transmembrane proteins whose ionic permeabilities are gated by mechanical forces. New structures of Piezo1 by cryoEM lead to the suggestion that this channel might sense membrane tension through changes in the local curvature of the membrane.
April 23, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675710/salt-water-and-skin-interactions-new-lines-of-evidence
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REVIEW
Jose Manuel Carbajo, Francisco Maraver
In Health Resort Medicine, both balneotherapy and thalassotherapy, salt waters and their peloids, or mud products are mainly used to treat rheumatic and skin disorders. These therapeutic agents act jointly via numerous mechanical, thermal, and chemical mechanisms. In this review, we examine a new mechanism of action specific to saline waters. When topically administered, this water rich in sodium and chloride penetrates the skin where it is able to modify cellular osmotic pressure and stimulate nerve receptors in the skin via cell membrane ion channels known as "Piezo" proteins...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545531/voltage-gating-of-mechanosensitive-piezo-channels
#4
Mirko Moroni, M Rocio Servin-Vences, Raluca Fleischer, Oscar Sánchez-Carranza, Gary R Lewin
Mechanosensitive PIEZO ion channels are evolutionarily conserved proteins whose presence is critical for normal physiology in multicellular organisms. Here we show that, in addition to mechanical stimuli, PIEZO channels are also powerfully modulated by voltage and can even switch to a purely voltage-gated mode. Mutations that cause human diseases, such as xerocytosis, profoundly shift voltage sensitivity of PIEZO1 channels toward the resting membrane potential and strongly promote voltage gating. Voltage modulation may be explained by the presence of an inactivation gate in the pore, the opening of which is promoted by outward permeation...
March 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542145/piezo-channel-mechanisms-in-health-and-disease
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EDITORIAL
David J Beech, Bailong Xiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521167/express-mechanosensing-piezo-channels-in-tissue-homeostasis-including-their-role-in-lungs-grover-conference-2017
#6
Ming Zhong, Yulia Komarova, Jalees Rehman, Asrar B Malik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469092/structure-and-mechanogating-mechanism-of-the-piezo1-channel
#7
Qiancheng Zhao, Heng Zhou, Shaopeng Chi, Yanfeng Wang, Jianhua Wang, Jie Geng, Kun Wu, Wenhao Liu, Tingxin Zhang, Meng-Qiu Dong, Jiawei Wang, Xueming Li, Bailong Xiao
The mechanosensitive Piezo channels function as key eukaryotic mechanotransducers. However, their structures and mechanogating mechanisms remain unknown. Here we determine the three-bladed, propeller-like electron cryo-microscopy structure of mouse Piezo1 and functionally reveal its mechanotransduction components. Despite the lack of sequence repetition, we identify nine repetitive units consisting of four transmembrane helices each-which we term transmembrane helical units (THUs)-which assemble into a highly curved blade-like structure...
February 22, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414942/mechanical-regulation-of-stem-cell-differentiation-by-the-stretch-activated-piezo-channel
#8
Li He, Guangwei Si, Jiuhong Huang, Aravinthan D T Samuel, Norbert Perrimon
Somatic stem cells constantly adjust their self-renewal and lineage commitment by integrating various environmental cues to maintain tissue homeostasis. Although numerous chemical and biological signals have been identified that regulate stem-cell behaviour, whether stem cells can directly sense mechanical signals in vivo remains unclear. Here we show that mechanical stress regulates stem-cell differentiation in the adult Drosophila midgut through the stretch-activated ion channel Piezo. We find that Piezo is specifically expressed in previously unidentified enteroendocrine precursor cells, which have reduced proliferation ability and are destined to become enteroendocrine cells...
March 1, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400724/research-on-the-compensation-of-laser-launch-optics-to-improve-the-performance-of-the-lgs-spot
#9
Jie Liu, Jianli Wang, Yuning Wang, Donghe Tian, Quan Zheng, Xudong Lin, Liang Wang, Qingyun Yang
To improve the beam quality of the uplink laser, a 37 channel piezo-ceramic deformable mirror was inserted into the laser launch optics to compensate the static aberrations. An interferometer was used as the calibration light source as well as the wavefront sensor to perform closed-loop correction for the moment. About 0.38λ root mean square (rms) aberrations, including the deformable mirror's initial figure error, were compensated, and the residual error was less than 0.07λ rms. Field observations with a 2 m optical telescope demonstrated that the peak intensity value of the laser guide star (LGS) spot increased from 5650 to 7658, and the full width at half-maximum (FWHM) size reduced from 4...
February 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261642/structure-of-the-mechanically-activated-ion-channel-piezo1
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Kei Saotome, Swetha E Murthy, Jennifer M Kefauver, Tess Whitwam, Ardem Patapoutian, Andrew B Ward
Piezo1 and Piezo2 are mechanically activated ion channels that mediate touch perception, proprioception and vascular development. Piezo proteins are distinct from other ion channels and their structure remains poorly defined, which impedes detailed study of their gating and ion permeation properties. Here we report a high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy structure of the mouse Piezo1 trimer. The detergent-solubilized complex adopts a three-bladed propeller shape with a curved transmembrane region containing at least 26 transmembrane helices per protomer...
February 22, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231809/structure-based-membrane-dome-mechanism-for-piezo-mechanosensitivity
#11
Yusong R Guo, Roderick MacKinnon
Mechanosensitive ion channels convert external mechanical stimuli into electrochemical signals for critical processes including touch sensation, balance, and cardiovascular regulation. The best understood mechanosensitive channel, MscL, opens a wide pore, which accounts for mechanosensitive gating due to in-plane area expansion. Eukaryotic Piezo channels have a narrow pore and therefore must capture mechanical forces to control gating in another way. We present a cryo-EM structure of mouse Piezo1 in a closed conformation at 3...
December 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186675/inactivation-of-mechanically-activated-piezo1-ion-channels-is-determined-by-the-c-terminal-extracellular-domain-and-the-inner-pore-helix
#12
Jason Wu, Michael Young, Amanda H Lewis, Ashley N Martfeld, Breanna Kalmeta, Jörg Grandl
Piezo proteins form mechanically activated ion channels that are responsible for our sense of light touch, proprioception, and vascular blood flow. Upon activation by mechanical stimuli, Piezo channels rapidly inactivate in a voltage-dependent manner through an unknown mechanism. Inactivation of Piezo channels is physiologically important, as it modulates overall mechanical sensitivity, gives rise to frequency filtering of repetitive mechanical stimuli, and is itself the target of numerous human disease-related channelopathies that are not well understood mechanistically...
November 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176668/a-protein-interaction-mechanism-for-suppressing-the-mechanosensitive-piezo-channels
#13
Tingxin Zhang, Shaopeng Chi, Fan Jiang, Qiancheng Zhao, Bailong Xiao
Piezo proteins are bona fide mammalian mechanotransduction channels for various cell types including endothelial cells. The mouse Piezo1 of 2547 residues forms a three-bladed, propeller-like homo-trimer comprising a central pore-module and three propeller-structures that might serve as mechanotransduction-modules. However, the mechanogating and regulation of Piezo channels remain unclear. Here we identify the sarcoplasmic /endoplasmic-reticulum Ca2+ ATPase (SERCA), including the widely expressed SERCA2, as Piezo interacting proteins...
November 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171028/the-mechanosensitive-piezo1-channel-structural-features-and-molecular-bases-underlying-its-ion-permeation-and-mechanotransduction
#14
Yubo Wang, Bailong Xiao
The evolutionarily conserved Piezo family of proteins, including Piezo1 and Piezo2, encodes the long-sought-after mammalian mechanosensitive cation channels that play critical roles in various mechanotransduction processes such as touch, pain, proprioception, vascular development and blood pressure regulation. Mammalian Piezo proteins contain over 2500 amino acids with numerous predicted transmembrane segments, and do not bear sequence homology with any known class of ion channels. Thus, it is imperative, but challenging, to understand how they serve as effective mechanotransducers for converting mechanical force into electrochemical signals...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089896/a-comparative-study-on-fetal-heart-rates-estimated-from-fetal-phonography-and-cardiotocography
#15
Emad A Ibrahim, Shamsa Al Awar, Zuhur H Balayah, Leontios J Hadjileontiadis, Ahsan H Khandoker
The aim of this study is to investigate that fetal heart rates (fHR) extracted from fetal phonocardiography (fPCG) could convey similar information of fHR from cardiotocography (CTG). Four-channel fPCG sensors made of low cost (<$1) ceramic piezo vibration sensor within 3D-printed casings were used to collect abdominal phonogram signals from 20 pregnant mothers (>34 weeks of gestation). A novel multi-lag covariance matrix-based eigenvalue decomposition technique was used to separate maternal breathing, fetal heart sounds (fHS) and maternal heart sounds (mHS) from abdominal phonogram signals...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974772/piezos-thrive-under-pressure-mechanically-activated-ion-channels-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Swetha E Murthy, Adrienne E Dubin, Ardem Patapoutian
Cellular mechanotransduction, the process of translating mechanical forces into biological signals, is crucial for a wide range of physiological processes. A role for ion channels in sensing mechanical forces has been proposed for decades, but their identity in mammals remained largely elusive until the discovery of Piezos. Recent research on Piezos has underscored their importance in somatosensation (touch perception, proprioception and pulmonary respiration), red blood cell volume regulation, vascular physiology and various human genetic disorders...
December 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905417/investigating-the-structural-dynamics-of-the-piezo1-channel-activation-and-inactivation-by-coarse-grained-modeling
#17
Wenjun Zheng, Frederick Sachs
The PIEZO channels, a family of mechanosensitive channels in vertebrates, feature a fast activation by mechanical stimuli (eg, membrane tension) followed by a slower inactivation. Although a medium-resolution structure of the trimeric form of PIEZO1 was solved by cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), key structural changes responsible for the channel activation and inactivation are still unknown. Toward decrypting the structural mechanism of the PIEZO1 activation and inactivation, we performed systematic coarse-grained modeling using an elastic network model and related modeling/analysis tools (ie, normal mode analysis, flexibility and hotspot analysis, correlation analysis, and cryo-EM-based hybrid modeling and flexible fitting)...
December 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728825/genetic-diseases-of-piezo1-and-piezo2-dysfunction
#18
REVIEW
S L Alper
Mutations in the genes encoding the mechanosensitive cation channels PIEZO1 and PIEZO2 are responsible for multiple hereditary human diseases. Loss-of-function mutations in the human PIEZO1 gene cause autosomal recessive congenital lymphatic dysplasia. Gain-of-function mutations in the human PIEZO1 gene cause the autosomal dominant hemolytic anemia, hereditary xerocytosis (also known as dehydrated stomatocytosis). Loss-of-function mutations in the human PIEZO2 gene cause an autosomal recessive syndrome of muscular atrophy with perinatal respiratory distress, arthrogryposis, and scoliosis...
2017: Current Topics in Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728824/origin-of-the-force-the-force-from-lipids-principle-applied-to-piezo-channels
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REVIEW
C D Cox, N Bavi, B Martinac
Piezo channels are a ubiquitously expressed, principal type of molecular force sensor in eukaryotes. They enable cells to decode a myriad of physical stimuli and are essential components of numerous mechanosensory processes. Central to their physiological role is the ability to change conformation in response to mechanical force. Here we discuss the evolutionary origin of Piezo in relation to other MS channels in addition to the force that gates Piezo channels. In particular, we discuss whether Piezo channels are inherently mechanosensitive in accordance with the force-from-lipid paradigm which has been firmly established for bacterial MS channels and two-pore domain K+ (K2P ) channels...
2017: Current Topics in Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728822/a-microfluidic-approach-for-studying-piezo-channels
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REVIEW
M M Maneshi, P A Gottlieb, S Z Hua
Microfluidics is an interdisciplinary field intersecting many areas in engineering. Utilizing a combination of physics, chemistry, biology, and biotechnology, along with practical applications for designing devices that use low volumes of fluids to achieve high-throughput screening, is a major goal in microfluidics. Microfluidic approaches allow the study of cells growth and differentiation using a variety of conditions including control of fluid flow that generates shear stress. Recently, Piezo1 channels were shown to respond to fluid shear stress and are crucial for vascular development...
2017: Current Topics in Membranes
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