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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288034/structural-and-functional-remodelling-of-the-atrioventricular-node-with-ageing-in-rats-the-role-of-hyperpolarization-activated-cyclic-nucleotide-gated-and-ryanodine-2-channels
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Yawer Saeed, Ian Temple, Zoltan Borbas, Andrew Atkinson, Joseph Yanni, Michal Maczewski, Urszula Mackiewicz, Mariam Aly, Sunil J R J Logantha, Clifford Garratt, Halina Dobrzynski
BACKGROUND: Ageing is associated with an increased incidence of atrioventricular nodal (AVN) dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to identify the structural and functional remodelling in the atrioventricular junction (AVJ) with ageing. METHODS: Electrophysiological, histology and immunohistochemistry experiments on male Wistar-Hanover rats aged 3months (n=24) and 2years (n=15) were performed. AH interval, Wenkebach cycle length (WBCL) and AVN effective refractory period (AVNERP) were measured...
December 26, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280435/transcription-factor-dependent-enhancer-transcription-defines-a-gene-regulatory-network-for-cardiac-rhythm
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Xinan H Yang, Rangarajan D Nadadur, Catharina Re Hilvering, Valerio Bianchi, Michael Werner, Stefan R Mazurek, Margaret Gadek, Kaitlyn M Shen, Joseph Aaron Goldman, Leonid Tyan, Jenna Bekeny, Johnathan M Hall, Nutishia Lee, Carlos Perez-Cervantes, Ozanna Burnicka-Turek, Kenneth D Poss, Christopher R Weber, Wouter de Laat, Alexander J Ruthenburg, Ivan P Moskowitz
The noncoding genome is pervasively transcribed. Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) generated from enhancers have been proposed as a general facet of enhancer function and some have been shown to be required for enhancer activity. Here we examine the transcription-factor-(TF)-dependence of ncRNA expression to define enhancers and enhancer-associated ncRNAs that are involved in a TF-dependent regulatory network. TBX5, a cardiac TF, regulates a network of cardiac channel genes to maintain cardiac rhythm. We deep sequenced wildtype and Tbx5-mutant mouse atria, identifying ~2600 novel Tbx5-dependent ncRNAs...
December 27, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278865/simvastatin-activates-single-skeletal-ryr1-channels-but-exerts-more-complex-regulation-of-the-cardiac-ryr2-isoform
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Elisa Venturi, Chris Lindsay, Sabine Lotteau, Zhaokang Yang, Emma Steer, Katja Witschas, Abigail D Wilson, James R Wickens, Angela J Russell, Derek Steele, Sarah Calaghan, Rebecca Sitsapesan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Statins are amongst the most widely prescribed drugs for those at risk of cardiovascular disease, lowering cholesterol levels by inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Although effective in prevention of cardiovascular disease, statin use is associated with muscle weakness, myopathies and, in rare cases, fatal rhabdomyolysis. As simvastatin, a commonly prescribed statin, can promote Ca2+ release from sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) vesicles, we investigated if simvastatin could directly activate skeletal (RyR1) and cardiac (RyR2) ryanodine receptors...
December 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248564/el20-a-potent-antiarrhythmic-compound-selectively-inhibits-calmodulin-deficient-ryanodine-receptor-type-2
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Robert C Klipp, Na Li, Qiongling Wang, Tarah A Word, Martha Sibrian-Vazquez, Robert M Strongin, Xander H T Wehrens, Jonathan J Abramson
BACKGROUND: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is an arrhythmogenic disorder caused by mutations in the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) that increase diastolic Ca2+ leak from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). Calmodulin (CaM) dissociation from RyR2 has been associated with diastolic Ca2+ leak in heart failure. OBJECTIVE: Determine if tetracaine-derivative, EL20, inhibits abnormal Ca2+ release from RyR2 in a CPVT model and the underlying mechanism of inhibition...
December 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235522/an-optogenetic-arrhythmia-model-to-study-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-mutations
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Elisabeth Fischer, Alexander Gottschalk, Christina Schüler
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a condition of abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), induced by physical activity or stress. Mutations in ryanodine receptor 2 (RyR2), a Ca2+ release channel located in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), or calsequestrin 2 (CASQ2), a SR Ca2+ binding protein, are linked to CPVT. For specific drug development and to study distinct arrhythmias, simple models are required to implement and analyze such mutations. Here, we introduced CPVT inducing mutations into the pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans, which we previously established as an optogenetically paced heart model...
December 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191788/progressive-impairment-of-atrial-myocyte-function-during-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-and-heart-failure
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Florentina Pluteanu, Yulia Nikonova, Anna Holzapfel, Birgit Herzog, Anna Scherer, Judit Preisenberger, Jelena Plačkić, Katharina Scheer, Teodora Ivanova, Alicja Bukowska, Andreas Goette, Jens Kockskämper
Hypertensive heart disease (HHD) can cause left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy and heart failure (HF). It is unclear, though, which factors may contribute to the transition from compensated LV hypertrophy to HF in HHD. We hypothesized that maladaptive atrial remodeling with impaired atrial myocyte function would occur in advanced HHD and may be associated with the emergence of HF. Experiments were performed on atrial myocytes and tissue from old (15-25months) normotensive Wistar-Kyoto rats (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) with advanced HHD...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178653/compound-heterozygous-casq2-mutations-and-long-term-course-of-catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia
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Katherine Josephs, Kunjan Patel, Christopher M Janson, Cristina Montagna, Thomas V McDonald
BACKGROUND: Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a potentially lethal inherited cardiac disorder characterized by episodic ventricular tachycardia during adrenergic stimulation. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Knowledge of the underlying genetic cause, pathogenesis, and the natural history of the disease remains incomplete. Approximately 50% of CPVT cases are caused by dominant mutations in the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RYR2) gene, <5% of cases are accounted for by recessive mutations in cardiac calsequestrin (CASQ2) or Triadin (TRDN)...
November 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170159/reduced-expression-of-cardiac-ryanodine-receptor-protects-against-stress-induced-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-but-increases-the-susceptibility-to-cardiac-alternans
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Xiaowei Zhong, Alexander Vallmitjana, Bo Sun, Zhichao Xiao, Wenting Guo, Jinhong Wei, Mingke Ni, Yongxiang Chen, Edward R O'Brien, Anne M Gillis, Masahiko Hoshijima, Hiroshi Takeshima, Leif Hove-Madsen, Raul Benitez, Darrell Belke, S R Wayne Chen
Reduced protein expression of the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) is thought to affect the susceptibility to stress-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT) and cardiac alternans, but direct evidence for the role of RyR2 protein expression in VT and cardiac alternans is lacking. Here we used a mouse model ( crrm1) that expresses a reduced level of the RyR2 protein to determine the impact of reduced RyR2 protein expression on the susceptibility to VT, cardiac alternans, cardiac hypertrophy, and sudden death...
November 23, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168350/breakpoint-mapping-and-haplotype-analysis-of-translocation-t-1-12-q43-q21-1-in-two-apparently-independent-families-with-vascular-phenotypes
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Tiia Maria Luukkonen, Mana M Mehrjouy, Minna Pöyhönen, Anna-Kaisa Anttonen, Päivi Lahermo, Pekka Ellonen, Lars Paulin, Niels Tommerup, Aarno Palotie, Teppo Varilo
BACKGROUND: The risk of serious congenital anomaly for de novo balanced translocations is estimated to be at least 6%. We identified two apparently independent families with a balanced t(1;12)(q43;q21.1) as an outcome of a "Systematic Survey of Balanced Chromosomal Rearrangements in Finns." In the first family, carriers (n = 6) manifest with learning problems in childhood, and later with unexplained neurological symptoms (chronic headache, balance problems, tremor, fatigue) and cerebral infarctions in their 50s...
November 23, 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151485/evolution-of-vertebrate-ryanodine-receptors-family-in-relation-to-functional-divergence-and-conservation
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Zhiwen Ding, Juan Peng, Yanyan Liang, Chunjie Yang, Guoliang Jiang, Jun Ren, Yunzeng Zou
Ryanodine receptors (RyRs), the large homotetrameric protein complexes, regulate the release of calcium from intracellular stores into the cytosol and play vital roles in the excitation-contraction coupling of cells. However, the evolutionary relationship of RyRs in vertebrates has yet to be elucidated. We identified 22 RyRs from Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Gallus gallus, Anolis carolinensis, Rana catesbeiana, and Danio rerio. The phylogenetic relationship, motifs analysis and reconstruction of ancestral RyRs showed that the members of RyR family in vertebrates were grouped into three clades: the RyR1 clade, the RyR2 clade, and the RyR3 clade...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150444/toll-like-receptor-4-induced-ryanodine-receptor-2-oxidation-and-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca2-leakage-promote-cardiac-contractile-dysfunction-in-sepsis
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Jie Yang, Rui Zhang, Xin Jiang, Jingzhang Lv, Ying Li, Hongyu Ye, Wenjuan Liu, Gang Wang, Cuicui Zhang, Na Zheng, Ming Dong, Yan Wang, Peiya Chen, Kumar Santosh, Yong Jiang, Jie Liu
Studies suggest the potential role of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ leak in cardiac contractile dysfunction in sepsis. However, direct supporting evidence is lacking, and the mechanisms underlying this SR leak are poorly understood. Here, we investigated the changes in cardiac Ca2+ handling and contraction in LPS-treated rat cardiomyocytes and a mouse model of polymicrobial sepsis produced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). LPS decreased the systolic Ca2+ transient and myocyte contraction, as well as SR Ca2+ content...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132927/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-a-pathogenic-mutation-in-ryr2-in-a-chinese-family-with-unexplained-sudden-death
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Yubi Lin, Siqi He, Zili Liao, Ruiling Feng, Ruilin Liu, Yongzheng Peng, Nan Yu, Hang Qi, Jia Chen, Zifeng Huang, Heping Lei, Yang Liu, Fang Rao, Chunyu Deng, Yumei Xue, Guolin Zhang, Bin Zhang, Hua Yao, Shulin Wu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify the pathogenic mutation in a Chinese family with unexplained sudden death (USD) or occasional syncope. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole exome sequencing and target capture sequencing were respectively conducted for two related patients. The genetic data was screened using the 1000 genomes project and SNP database (PubMed), and the identified mutations were assessed for predicted pathogenicity using the SIFT and Polyphen-2 algorithms...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131945/enantioselectivity-of-2-2-3-5-6-pentachlorobiphenyl-pcb-95-atropisomers-toward-ryanodine-receptors-ryrs-and-their-influences-on-hippocampal-neuronal-networks
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Wei Feng, Jing Zheng, Gaelle Robin, Yao Dong, Makoto Ichikawa, Yoshihisa Inoue, Tadashi Mori, Takeshi Nakano, Isaac N Pessah
Nineteen ortho-substituted PCBs are chiral and found enantioselectively enriched in ecosystems. Their differential actions on biological targets are not understood. PCB 95 (2,2',3,5',6-pentachlorobiphenyl), a chiral PCB of current environmental relevance, is among the most potent towards modifying ryanodine receptors (RyR) function and Ca2+ signaling. PCB 95 atropisomers are separated and assigned aR- and aS-PCB 95 using 3 chiral-columns HPLC and circular dichroism spectroscopy. Studies of RyR1-enriched microsomes show aR-PCB 95 with >4X greater potency (EC50=0...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131158/ucp1-independent-signaling-involving-serca2b-mediated-calcium-cycling-regulates-beige-fat-thermogenesis-and-systemic-glucose-homeostasis
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Kenji Ikeda, Qianqian Kang, Takeshi Yoneshiro, Joao Paulo Camporez, Hiroko Maki, Mayu Homma, Kosaku Shinoda, Yong Chen, Xiaodan Lu, Pema Maretich, Kazuki Tajima, Kolapo M Ajuwon, Tomoyoshi Soga, Shingo Kajimura
Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) plays a central role in nonshivering thermogenesis in brown fat; however, its role in beige fat remains unclear. Here we report a robust UCP1-independent thermogenic mechanism in beige fat that involves enhanced ATP-dependent Ca(2+) cycling by sarco/endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase 2b (SERCA2b) and ryanodine receptor 2 (RyR2). Inhibition of SERCA2b impairs UCP1-independent beige fat thermogenesis in humans and mice as well as in pigs, a species that lacks a functional UCP1 protein...
November 13, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122978/the-structural-basis-of-ryanodine-receptor-ion-channel-function
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REVIEW
Gerhard Meissner
Large-conductance Ca2+ release channels known as ryanodine receptors (RyRs) mediate the release of Ca2+ from an intracellular membrane compartment, the endo/sarcoplasmic reticulum. There are three mammalian RyR isoforms: RyR1 is present in skeletal muscle; RyR2 is in heart muscle; and RyR3 is expressed at low levels in many tissues including brain, smooth muscle, and slow-twitch skeletal muscle. RyRs form large protein complexes comprising four 560-kD RyR subunits, four ∼12-kD FK506-binding proteins, and various accessory proteins including calmodulin, protein kinases, and protein phosphatases...
December 4, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071820/application-of-multigene-panel-sequencing-in-patients-with-prolonged-rate-corrected-qt-interval-and-no-pathogenic-variants-detected-in-kcnq1-kcnh2-and-scn5a
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Soo Hyun Seo, So Yeon Kim, Sung Im Cho, Hyunwoong Park, Seungjun Lee, Jong Moon Choi, Man Jin Kim, Jee Soo Lee, Kyung Jin Ahn, Mi Kyoung Song, Eun Jung Bae, Sung Sup Park, Moon Woo Seong
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is an inherited cardiac disease characterized by a prolonged heart rate-corrected QT (QTc) interval. We investigated the genetic causes in patients with prolonged QTc intervals who were negative for pathogenic variants in three major LQTS-related genes (KCNQ1, KCNH2, and SCN5A). Molecular genetic testing was performed using a panel including 13 LQTS-related genes and 67 additional genes implicated in other cardiac diseases. Overall, putative genetic causes of prolonged QTc interval were identified in three of the 30 patients (10%)...
January 2018: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047093/cross-talk-between-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-and-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-in-pulmonary-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells
#17
Tengyao Song, Yun-Min Zheng, Yong-Xiao Wang
Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) occurs during both fetal and postnatal development and plays a critical role in matching regional alveolar perfusion with ventilation in humans and animals. HPV also contributes significantly to the development of pulmonary hypertension. Although the molecular mechanisms of HPV and pulmonary hypertension remain incompletely understood, increasing evidence demonstrates that hypoxia induces an elevated intracellular reactive oxygen species concentration ([ROS]i) in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045723/acute-administration-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induces-spontaneous-calcium-release-via-the-reactive-oxygen-species-pathway-in-atrial-myocytes
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Song Zuo, Lin-Ling Li, Yan-Fei Ruan, Le Jiang, Xin Li, Song-Nan Li, Song-Nan Wen, Rong Bai, Nian Liu, Xin Du, Jian-Zeng Dong, Chang-Sheng Ma
Aims: The arrhythmogenic mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) that are induced by acute inflammation, such as postoperative AF, are not well understood. We investigated the acute effects of tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) that mimic acute inflammation on Ca2+ handling in isolated atrial myocytes and its underlying mechanisms. Methods and results: Cytosol Ca2+ handling and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production were studied in freshly isolated atrial myocytes of wild-type mice that were exposed to TNF-α (0...
October 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037982/early-effects-of-epac-depend-on-the-fine-tuning-of-the-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca-2-handling-in-cardiomyocytes
#19
N Lezcano, J I E Mariángelo, L Vittone, X H T Wehrens, M Said, C Mundiña-Weilenmann
In cardiac muscle, signaling through cAMP governs many fundamental cellular functions, including contractility, relaxation and automatism. cAMP cascade leads to the activation of the classic protein kinase A but also to the stimulation of the recently discovered exchange protein directly activated by cAMP (Epac). The role of Epac in the regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and contractility in cardiac myocytes is still matter of debate. In this study we showed that the selective Epac activator, 8-(4-chloro-phenylthio)-2'-O-methyladenosine-3', 5'-cyclic monophosphate (8-CPT), produced a positive inotropic effect when adult rat cardiac myocytes were stabilized at low [Ca(2+)]o (0...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037160/-homozygous-and-compound-heterozygous-mutation-in-3-turkish-family-with-jervell-and-lange-nielsen-syndrome-case-reports
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Fahrettin Uysal, Burcu Turkgenc, Guven Toksoy, Ozlem M Bostan, Elif Evke, Oya Uyguner, Cengiz Yakicier, Hulya Kayserili, Ergun Cil, Sehime G Temel
BACKGROUND: Jervell and Lange-Nielsen syndrome (JLNS) isa recessive model of long QT syndrome which might also be related to possible hearing loss. Although the syndrome has been demonstrated to be originated from homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in either the KCNQ1 or KCNE1 genes, additional mutations in other genetic loci should be considered, particularly in malignant course patients. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Three patients were admitted into hospital due to recurrent seizures/syncope, intrauterine and postnatal bradycardia respectively; moreover all three patients had congenital sensorineural hearing-loss...
October 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
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