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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526583/the-connexin-43-c-terminus-a-tail-of-many-tales
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Edward Leithe, Marc Mesnil, Trond Aasen
Connexins are chordate gap junction channel proteins that, by enabling direct communication between the cytosols of adjacent cells, create a unique cell signalling network. Gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) has important roles in controlling cell growth and differentiation and in tissue development and homeostasis. Moreover, several non-canonical connexin functions unrelated to GJIC have been discovered. Of the 21 members of the human connexin family, connexin 43 (Cx43) is the most widely expressed and studied...
May 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521126/structural-and-functional-architecture-of-ampa-type-glutamate-receptors-and-their-auxiliary-proteins
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REVIEW
Ingo H Greger, Jake F Watson, Stuart G Cull-Candy
AMPA receptors (AMPARs) are tetrameric ion channels that together with other ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs), the NMDA and kainate receptors, mediate a majority of excitatory neurotransmission in the central nervous system. Whereas NMDA receptors gate channels with slow kinetics, responsible primarily for generating long-term synaptic potentiation and depression, AMPARs are the main fast transduction elements at synapses and are critical for the expression of plasticity. The kinetic and conductance properties of AMPARs are laid down during their biogenesis and are regulated by post-transcriptional RNA editing, splice variation, post-translational modification, and subunit composition...
May 17, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521025/mechanism-of-as2o3-induced-action-potential-prolongation-and-using-hips-cms-to-evaluate-the-rescue-efficacy-of-drugs-with-different-rescue-mechanism
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Meng Yan, Lifang Feng, Yanhui Shi, Junnan Wang, Yan Liu, Fengmei Li, Baoxin Li
Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has been verified as a breakthrough in the management of acute promyelocytic leukemia in recent decades. However, cardiotoxicity, especially long QT syndrome (LQTS) has become the most important issue during As2O3 treatment. The characterized mechanisms behind this adverse effect are inhibition of cardiac hERG channel trafficking and increase of cardiac calcium currents. In our study, we found a new pathway underlying As2O3-induced cardiotoxicity that As2O3 accelerates lysosomal degradation of hERG on plasma membrane after using brefeldin A (BFA) to block protein trafficking...
May 17, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513807/the-nuclear-pore-protein-nup153-associates-with-chromatin-and-regulates-cardiac-gene-expression-in-dystrophic-mdx-hearts
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Simona Nanni, Agnese Re, Cristian Ripoli, Aoife Gowran, Patrizia Nigro, Domenico D'Amario, Antonio Amodeo, Filippo Crea, Claudio Grassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Antonella Farsetti, Claudia Colussi
Aims: Beyond the control of nuclear-cytoplasmic trafficking nucleoporins regulate gene expression and are involved in cardiac diseases. Notably, a number of cardiovascular disorders have been linked to alterations in epigenetic mechanisms. Here we aimed to determine the contribution of Nup153 to the epigenetic alterations occurring in cardiomyopathy of dystrophin-deficient mdx mice (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmd mdx /J). Methods and results: Nup153 was lysine-acetylated and its expression was significantly increased at protein level in mdx hearts compared with controls...
November 1, 2016: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508310/trpc-channel-downstream-signaling-cascades
#5
Zhuohao He
The family of TRP channel is comprised of a large group of cation-permeable channels, displaying as signaling integrators for sensing extracellular stimulus and initiating intracellular signaling cascades. This chapter offers a brief review of the signaling molecules related to TRPC channels, the first identified mammalian TRP family. Besides the signaling molecules involved in TRPC activation, I will focus on their upstream and downstream signaling cascades and the molecules involved in their intracellular trafficking...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500657/modulation-of-herg-channels-by-5-1h-indazol-5-yl-oxy-methyl-n-4-trifluoromethoxy-phenyl-pyrimidin-2-amine-itp-2-a-novel-small-molecule-activator
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Harinath Sale, Samrat Roy, Jayakumar Warrier, Srinivasan Thangathirupathy, Yoganand Vadari, Shruthi K Gopal, Prasad Krishnamurthy, Manjunath Ramarao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: hERG channel activators have potential utility in the treatment of acquired and congenital long QT syndrome. In this article, we describe a new hERG activator, 5-(((1H-indazol-5-yl)oxy)methyl)-N-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyrimidin-2-amine (ITP-2), with a chemical structure distinct from the previously reported compounds. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We investigated the effect of ITP-2 on hERG1a and hERG1a/1b channels expressed heterologously in HEK-293 cells using conventional electrophysiological methods...
May 12, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495999/%C3%AE-arrestin-mediated-regulation-of-the-human-ether-a-go-go-related-gene-herg-potassium-channel
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Matthew G Sangoi, Shawn M Lamothe, Jun Guo, Tonghua Yang, Wentao Li, Ellen G Avery, John T Fisher, Shetuan Zhang
The rapidly activating delayed rectifier K(+) channel (IKr) is encoded by the human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG), which is important for the repolarization of the cardiac action potential. Mutations in hERG or drugs can impair the function or decrease the expression level of hERG channels, leading to long QT syndrome (LQTS). Thus, it is important to understand hERG channel trafficking and its regulation. For this purpose, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), which regulate a vast array of cellular processes, represent a useful route...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495882/endoplasmic-reticulum-er-ca-2-channel-activity-contributes-to-er-stress-and-cone-death-in-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-channel-deficiency
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Michael R Butler, Hongwei Ma, Fan Yang, Joshua Belcher, Yun-Zheng Le, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, Martin Biel, Stylianos Michalakis, Anthony Iuso, David Krizaj, Xi-Qin Ding
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and mislocalization of improperly folded proteins have been shown to contribute to photoreceptor death in models of inherited retinal degenerative diseases. In particular, mice with cone cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channel deficiency, a model for achromatopsia, display both early-onset ER stress and opsin mistrafficking. By 2 weeks, these mice show elevated signaling from all three arms of the ER stress pathway, and by 1 month, cone opsin is improperly distributed away from its normal outer segment location to other retinal layers...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487514/girk2-splice-variants-and-neuronal-g-protein-gated-k-channels-implications-for-channel-function-and-behavior
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Ezequiel Marron Fernandez de Velasco, Lei Zhang, Baovi N Vo, Megan Tipps, Shannon Farris, Zhilian Xia, Allison Anderson, Nicholas Carlblom, C David Weaver, Serena M Dudek, Kevin Wickman
Many neurotransmitters directly inhibit neurons by activating G protein-gated inwardly rectifying K(+) (GIRK) channels, thereby moderating the influence of excitatory input on neuronal excitability. While most neuronal GIRK channels are formed by GIRK1 and GIRK2 subunits, distinct GIRK2 isoforms generated by alternative splicing have been identified. Here, we compared the trafficking and function of two isoforms (GIRK2a and GIRK2c) expressed individually in hippocampal pyramidal neurons lacking GIRK2. GIRK2a and GIRK2c supported comparable somato-dendritic GIRK currents in Girk2 (-/-) pyramidal neurons, although GIRK2c achieved a more uniform subcellular distribution in pyramidal neurons and supported inhibitory postsynaptic currents in distal dendrites better than GIRK2a...
May 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487419/membrane-depolarization-activates-bk-channels-through-rock-mediated-%C3%AE-1-subunit-surface-trafficking-to-limit-vasoconstriction
#10
M Dennis Leo, Xue Zhai, Padmapriya Muralidharan, Korah P Kuruvilla, Simon Bulley, Frederick A Boop, Jonathan H Jaggar
Membrane depolarization of smooth muscle cells (myocytes) in the small arteries that regulate regional organ blood flow leads to vasoconstriction. Membrane depolarization also activates large-conductance calcium (Ca(2+))-activated potassium (BK) channels, which limits Ca(2+) channel activity that promotes vasoconstriction, thus leading to vasodilation. We showed that in human and rat arterial myocytes, membrane depolarization rapidly increased the cell surface abundance of auxiliary BK β1 subunits but not that of the pore-forming BKα channels...
May 9, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487418/science-signaling-podcast-for-9-may-2017-trafficking-of-bk-channel-subunits-in-arterial-myocytes
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Jonathan H Jaggar, Annalisa M VanHook
This Podcast features a conversation with Jonathan Jaggar, senior author of a Research Article that appears in the 9 May 2017 issue of Science Signaling, about trafficking of big potassium (BK) channel subunits in arterial myocytes. Depolarization of the arterial myocyte membrane causes a rise in intracellular calcium that stimulates the cell to contract, which leads to vasoconstriction. Membrane depolarization also activates BK channels, which allow potassium to flow out of the cell, thus repolarizing the membrane and promoting vasodilation...
May 9, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486130/gastric-acid-secretion-from-parietal-cells-is-mediated-by-a-ca-2-efflux-channel-in-the-tubulovesicle
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Nirakar Sahoo, Mingxue Gu, Xiaoli Zhang, Neel Raval, Junsheng Yang, Michael Bekier, Raul Calvo, Samarjit Patnaik, Wuyang Wang, Greyson King, Mohammad Samie, Qiong Gao, Sasmita Sahoo, Sinju Sundaresan, Theresa M Keeley, Yanzhuang Wang, Juan Marugan, Marc Ferrer, Linda C Samuelson, Juanita L Merchant, Haoxing Xu
Gastric acid secretion by parietal cells requires trafficking and exocytosis of H/K-ATPase-rich tubulovesicles (TVs) toward apical membranes in response to histamine stimulation via cyclic AMP elevation. Here, we found that TRPML1 (ML1), a protein that is mutated in type IV mucolipidosis (ML-IV), is a tubulovesicular channel essential for TV exocytosis and acid secretion. Whereas ML-IV patients are reportedly achlorhydric, transgenic overexpression of ML1 in mouse parietal cells induced constitutive acid secretion...
May 8, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472657/structural-bases-of-desensitization-in-ampa-receptor-auxiliary-subunit-complexes
#13
Edward C Twomey, Maria V Yelshanskaya, Robert A Grassucci, Joachim Frank, Alexander I Sobolevsky
Fast excitatory neurotransmission is mediated by AMPA-subtype ionotropic glutamate receptors (AMPARs). AMPARs, localized at post-synaptic densities, are regulated by transmembrane auxiliary subunits that modulate AMPAR assembly, trafficking, gating, and pharmacology. Aberrancies in AMPAR-mediated signaling are associated with numerous neurological disorders. Here, we report cryo-EM structures of an AMPAR in complex with the auxiliary subunit GSG1L in the closed and desensitized states. GSG1L favors the AMPAR desensitized state, where channel closure is facilitated by profound structural rearrangements in the AMPAR extracellular domain, with ligand-binding domain dimers losing their local 2-fold rotational symmetry...
May 3, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467418/a-kcnc3-mutation-causes-a-neurodevelopmental-non-progressive-sca13-subtype-associated-with-dominant-negative-effects-and-aberrant-egfr-trafficking
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Swati Khare, Jerelyn A Nick, Yalan Zhang, Kira Galeano, Brittany Butler, Habibeh Khoshbouei, Sruti Rayaprolu, Tyisha Hathorn, Laura P W Ranum, Lisa Smithson, Todd E Golde, Martin Paucar, Richard Morse, Michael Raff, Julie Simon, Magnus Nordenskjöld, Karin Wirdefeldt, Diego E Rincon-Limas, Jada Lewis, Leonard K Kaczmarek, Pedro Fernandez-Funez, Harry S Nick, Michael F Waters
The autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) are a diverse group of neurological disorders anchored by the phenotypes of motor incoordination and cerebellar atrophy. Disease heterogeneity is appreciated through varying comorbidities: dysarthria, dysphagia, oculomotor and/or retinal abnormalities, motor neuron pathology, epilepsy, cognitive impairment, autonomic dysfunction, and psychiatric manifestations. Our study focuses on SCA13, which is caused by several allelic variants in the voltage-gated potassium channel KCNC3 (Kv3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463591/rab-gtpases-regulate-the-trafficking-of-channels-and-transporters-a-focus-on-cystic-fibrosis
#15
Carlos M Farinha, Paulo Matos
The amount of ion channels and transporters present at the plasma membrane is a crucial component of the overall regulation of ion transport. The number of channels present result from an intricate network of proteins that controls the late events of channel trafficking, such as endocytosis, recycling and targeting to lysosomal degradation. Small GTPases of the Rab family are key players in these processes thus contributing to regulation of fluid secretion and ion homeostasis. In epithelia, this involves mainly the balance between the chloride channel CFTR and the sodium channel ENaC, whose misfunction is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis - the commonest recessive disorder in Caucasians...
May 2, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461698/genetic-risk-for-schizophrenia-and-psychosis-in-alzheimer-disease
#16
M A A DeMichele-Sweet, E A Weamer, L Klei, D T Vrana, D J Hollingshead, H J Seltman, R Sims, T Foroud, I Hernandez, S Moreno-Grau, L Tárraga, M Boada, A Ruiz, J Williams, R Mayeux, O L Lopez, E L Sibille, M I Kamboh, B Devlin, R A Sweet
Psychotic symptoms, defined as the occurrence of delusions or hallucinations, are frequent in Alzheimer disease (AD), affecting ~40 to 60% of individuals with AD (AD with psychosis (AD+P)). In comparison with AD subjects without psychosis, AD+P subjects have more rapid cognitive decline and poor outcomes. Prior studies have estimated the heritability of psychosis in AD at 61%, but the underlying genetic sources of this risk are not known. We evaluated a Discovery Cohort of 2876 AD subjects with (N=1761) or without psychosis (N=1115)...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461216/disruption-of-kv2-1-somato-dendritic-clusters-prevents-the-apoptogenic-increase-of-potassium-currents
#17
Jason A Justice, Anthony J Schulien, Kai He, Karen A Hartnett, Elias Aizenman, Niyathi H Shah
As the predominant mediator of the delayed rectifier current, KV2.1 is an important regulator of neuronal excitability. KV2.1, however, also plays a well-established role in apoptotic cell death. Apoptogenic stimuli induce syntaxin-dependent trafficking of KV2.1, resulting in an augmented delayed rectifier current that acts as a conduit for K(+) efflux required for pro-apoptotic protease/nuclease activation. Recent evidence suggests that KV2.1 somato-dendritic clusters regulate the formation of endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane junctions that function as scaffolding sites for plasma membrane trafficking of ion channels, including KV2...
April 28, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457591/from-mucolipidosis-type-iv-to-ebola-trpml-and-two-pore-channels-at-the-crossroads-of-endo-lysosomal-trafficking-and-disease
#18
REVIEW
Christian Grimm, Elisabeth Butz, Cheng-Chang Chen, Christian Wahl-Schott, Martin Biel
What do lysosomal storage disorders such as mucolipidosis type IV have in common with Ebola, cancer cell migration, or LDL-cholesterol trafficking? LDL-cholesterol, certain bacterial toxins and viruses, growth factors, receptors, integrins, macromolecules destined for degradation or secretion are all sorted and transported via the endolysosomal system (ES). There are several pathways known in the ES, e.g. the degradation, the recycling, or the retrograde trafficking pathway. The ES comprises early and late endosomes, lysosomes and recycling endosomes as well as autophagosomes and lysosome related organelles...
April 23, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456978/quantitative-co-localization-and-pattern-analysis-of-endo-lysosomal-cargo-in-subcellular-image-cytometry-and-validation-on-synthetic-image-sets
#19
Frederik W Lund, Daniel Wüstner
Late endosomes and lysosomes (LE/LYSs) play a central role in trafficking of endocytic cargo, secretion of exosomes, and hydrolysis of ingested proteins and lipids. Failure in such processes can lead to lysosomal storage disorders in which a particular metabolite accumulates within LE/LYSs. Analysis of endocytic trafficking relies heavily on quantitative fluorescence microscopy, but evaluation of the huge image data sets is challenging and demands computer-assisted statistical tools. Here, we describe how to use SpatTrack ( www...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439239/development-of-automated-patch-clamp-technique-to-investigate-cftr-chloride-channel-function
#20
Arnaud Billet, Lionel Froux, John W Hanrahan, Frederic Becq
The chloride (Cl(-)) channel cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) is defective in cystic fibrosis (CF), and mutation of its encoding gene leads to various defects such as retention of the misfolded protein in the endoplasmic reticulum, reduced stability at the plasma membrane, abnormal channel gating with low open probability, and thermal instability, which leads to inactivation of the channel at physiological temperature. Pharmacotherapy is one major therapeutic approach in the CF field and needs sensible and fast tools to identify promising compounds...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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