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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145453/the-antiviral-drug-tenofovir-an-inhibitor-of-pannexin-1-mediated-atp-release-prevents-liver-and-skin-fibrosis-by-downregulating-adenosine-levels-in-the-liver-and-skin
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Jessica L Feig, Aranzazu Mediero, Carmen Corciulo, Hailing Liu, Jin Zhang, Miguel Perez-Aso, Laura Picard, Tuere Wilder, Bruce Cronstein
BACKGROUND: Fibrosing diseases are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and, therefore, there is a need for safe and effective antifibrotic therapies. Adenosine, generated extracellularly by the dephosphorylation of adenine nucleotides, ligates specific receptors which play a critical role in development of hepatic and dermal fibrosis. Results of recent clinical trials indicate that tenofovir, a widely used antiviral agent, reverses hepatic fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141748/trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-induces-pannexin-1-channel-opening-in-cardiac-myocytes
#2
Iván Barría, Juan Güiza, Fredi Cifuentes, Pedro Zamorano, Juan C Sáez, Jorge González, José L Vega
Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent of Chagas diseases, invades the cardiac tissue causing acute myocarditis and heart electrical disturbances. In T. cruzi invasion, the parasite induces [Ca(2+)]i transients in the host cells, an essential phenomenon for invasion. To date, knowledge on the mechanism that elicits transients of [Ca(2+)]i during the infection of cardiac myocytes has not been fully characterized. Pannexin1 (Panx1) channel are poorly selective channels found in all vertebrates that serve as a pathway for ATP release...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107294/amino-acid-sensing-in-hypothalamic-tanycytes-via-umami-taste-receptors
#3
Greta Lazutkaite, Alice Soldà, Kristina Lossow, Wolfgang Meyerhof, Nicholas Dale
OBJECTIVE: Hypothalamic tanycytes are glial cells that line the wall of the third ventricle and contact the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). While they are known to detect glucose in the CSF we now show that tanycytes also detect amino acids, important nutrients that signal satiety. METHODS: Ca(2+) imaging and ATP biosensing were used to detect tanycyte responses to l-amino acids. The downstream pathway of the responses was determined using ATP receptor antagonists and channel blockers...
November 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098296/manipulation-of-panx1-activity-increases-the-engraftment-of-transplanted-lacrimal-gland-epithelial-progenitor-cells
#4
Liana V Basova, Xin Tang, Takeshi Umasume, Anastasia Gromova, Tatiana Zyrianova, Taisia Shmushkovich, Alexey Wolfson, Dillon Hawley, Driss Zoukhri, Valery I Shestopalov, Helen P Makarenkova
Purpose: Sjögren's syndrome is a systemic chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that primarily targets the salivary and lacrimal glands (LGs). Currently there is no cure; therefore, cell-based regenerative therapy may be a viable option. LG inflammation is facilitated by extracellular ATP and mediated by the Pannexin-1 (Panx1) membrane channel glycoprotein. We propose that suppression of inflammation through manipulation of Panx1 activity can stimulate epithelial cell progenitor (EPCP) engraftment...
November 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092846/bdnf-overexpression-in-bladder-induces-neuronal-changes-to-mediate-bladder-overactivity
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Mahendra Kashyap, Subrata Pore, William C de Groat, Christopher Chermansky, Naoki Yoshimura, Pradeep Tyagi
Elevated levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in urine of overactive bladder (OAB) patients support the association of BDNF with OAB symptoms, but the causality is not known. Here, we investigated the functionality of BDNF overexpression in rat bladder following bladder wall transfection of either BDNF or luciferase transgenes (10µg). A week after transfection, BDNF overexpression in bladder tissue and elevation of urine BDNF levels was observed together with increased transcript of BDNF, its cognate receptors (TrkB & p75NTR) and downstream PLCγ isoforms in bladder...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075257/the-p2x7-receptor-mediates-toxoplasma-gondii-control-in-macrophages-through-canonical-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-reactive-oxygen-species-production
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Aline Cristina Abreu Moreira-Souza, Cássio Luiz Coutinho Almeida-da-Silva, Thuany Prado Rangel, Gabrielle da Costa Rocha, Maria Bellio, Dario Simões Zamboni, Rossiane Claudia Vommaro, Robson Coutinho-Silva
Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is the protozoan parasite that causes toxoplasmosis, a potentially fatal disease to immunocompromised patients, and which affects approximately 30% of the world's population. Previously, we showed that purinergic signaling via the P2X7 receptor contributes to T. gondii elimination in macrophages, through reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and lysosome fusion with the parasitophorous vacuole. Moreover, we demonstrated that P2X7 receptor activation promotes the production of anti-parasitic pro-inflammatory cytokines during early T...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022161/pom-1-inhibits-p2-receptors-and-exhibits-anti-inflammatory-effects-in-macrophages
#7
Gabriela Pimenta-Dos-Reis, Eduardo José Lopes Torres, Paula Gabriela Quintana, Lincon Onorio Vidal, Bárbara Andréa Fortes Dos Santos, Chuan-Sheng Lin, Norton Heise, Pedro Muanis Persechini, Julieta Schachter
Extracellular nucleotides can modulate the immunological response by activating purinergic receptors (P2Rs) on the cell surface of macrophages, dendritic, and other immune cells. In particular, the activation of P2X7R can induce release of cytokines and cell death as well as the uptake of large molecules through the cell membrane by a mechanism still poorly understood. Polyoxotungstate-1 (POM-1) has been proposed as a potent inhibitor of ecto-nucleotidases, enzymes that hydrolyze extracellular nucleotides, regulating the activity of P2Rs...
October 11, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962574/%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-regulates-astrocyte-reactivity
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Raúl Lagos-Cabré, Alvaro Alvarez, Milene Kong, Francesca Burgos-Bravo, Areli Cárdenas, Edgardo Rojas-Mancilla, Ramón Pérez-Nuñez, Rodrigo Herrera-Molina, Fabiola Rojas, Pascal Schneider, Mario Herrera-Marschitz, Andrew F G Quest, Brigitte van Zundert, Lisette Leyton
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation involves cytokine release, astrocyte reactivity and migration. Neuronal Thy-1 promotes DITNC1 astrocyte migration by engaging αVβ3 Integrin and Syndecan-4. Primary astrocytes express low levels of these receptors and are unresponsive to Thy-1; thus, inflammation and astrocyte reactivity might be necessary for Thy-1-induced responses. METHODS: Wild-type rat astrocytes (TNF-activated) or from human SOD1(G93A) transgenic mice (a neurodegenerative disease model) were used to evaluate cell migration, Thy-1 receptor levels, signaling molecules, and reactivity markers...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886986/role-of-connexin-and-pannexin-containing-channels-in-hiv-infection-and-neuroaids
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REVIEW
Shaily Malik, Eliseo A Eugenin
Neuron-Glia crosstalk is essential for efficient synaptic communication, cell growth and differentiation, neuronal activity, neurotransmitter recycling, and brain immune response. The master regulators of this neuron-glia communication are connexin containing Gap Junctions (GJs) and Hemichannels (HCs) as well as pannexin HCs. However, the role of these channels under pathological conditions, especially in infectious diseases is still in exploratory stages. Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV) is one such infectious agent that takes advantage of the host intercellular communication systems, GJs and HCs, to exacerbate viral pathogenesis in the brain in spite of the antiretroviral therapy effectively controlling viral replication in the periphery...
September 5, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886985/pannexin-1-channels-in-epilepsy
#10
REVIEW
Mark S Aquilino, Paige Whyte-Fagundes, Georg Zoidl, Peter L Carlen
Pannexin-1 (Panx1) expression is raised in several animal seizure models and in resected human epileptic brain tissue, suggesting relevance to epilepsy. Multiple factors that are characteristic of seizures are thought to regulate Panx1 channel opening, including elevated levels of extracellular K(+). Panx1, when open, 1) releases ATP, glutamate, and other metabolites into the extracellular medium, and 2) may depolarize the membrane due to a channel reversal potential around 0mV. Resultant ATP release from stimulated Panx1 can activate purinergic receptors, including P2X7 receptors...
September 5, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874774/current-direction-amplitude-dependent-single-channel-gating-kinetics-of-mouse-pannexin-1-channel-a-new-concept-for-gating-kinetics
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Takeshi Nomura, Akiyuki Taruno, Makoto Shiraishi, Takashi Nakahari, Toshio Inui, Masahiro Sokabe, Douglas C Eaton, Yoshinori Marunaka
The detailed single-channel gating kinetics of mouse pannexin 1 (mPanx1) remains unknown, although mPanx1 is reported to be a voltage-activated anion-selective channel. We investigated characteristics of single-channel conductances and opening and closing rates of mPanx1 using patch-clamp techniques. The unitary current of mPanx1 shows outward rectification with single-channel conductances of ~20 pS for inward currents and ~80 pS for outward currents. The channel open time for outward currents (Cl(-) influx) increases linearly as the amplitude of single channel currents increases, while the open time for inward currents (Cl(-) efflux) is constant irrespective of changes in the current amplitude, as if the direction and amplitude of the unitary current regulates the open time...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855161/possible-roles-for-atp-release-from-rbcs-exclude-the-camp-mediated-panx1-pathway
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Alex S Keller, Lukas Diederich, Christina Panknin, Leon J DeLalio, Joshua C Drake, Robyn Sherman, Edwin Kerry Jackson, Zhen Yan, Malte Kelm, Miriam M Cortese-Krott, Brant E Isakson
Red blood cell (RBC)-derived adenosine triphosphate (ATP) has been proposed as an integral component in the regulation of oxygen supply to skeletal muscle. In ex vivo settings RBCs have been shown to release ATP in response to a number of stimuli, including stimulation of adrenergic receptors. Further evidence suggested that ATP release from RBCs was dependent on activation of adenylate cyclase (AC)/ cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-dependent pathways and involved the Pannexin 1 (Panx1) channel. Here we show that RBCs express Panx1, and confirm its absence in Panx1 knockout ((-/-)) RBCs...
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843171/the-f0f1-atp-synthase-regulates-human-neutrophil-migration-through-cytoplasmic-proton-extrusion-coupled-with-atp-generation
#13
Jun Gao, Tian Zhang, Zhanfang Kang, Weijen Ting, Lingqing Xu, Dazhong Yin
Cytoplasmic alkalinization and extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) signals are required for migration of chemokineactivated neutrophils, but the precise functions remain unclear. In this work, the effect of the plasma membrane-expressed F0F1-ATP synthase (FATPase) on human neutrophils was examined. We found F-ATPase to be involved in cytoplasm proton extrusion and extracellular ATP generation. Oligomycin A, an F-ATPase inhibitor that blocks proton transfer, inhibited cytoplasmic alkalinization, extracellular ATP generation, adhesion and chemotaxis in N-formyl-Met-Leu-Phe (fMLP)-stimulated neutrophils; however, adenosine diphosphate (ADP), a substrate and activator of F-ATPase, had the opposite effect...
October 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842982/novel-therapeutic-targets-against-spreading-depression
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REVIEW
Shih-Pin Chen, Cenk Ayata
Migraine is among the most prevalent and disabling neurological diseases in the world. Cortical spreading depression (SD) is an intense wave of neuronal and glial depolarization underlying migraine aura, and a headache trigger, which has been used as an experimental platform for drug screening in migraine. Here, we provide an overview of novel therapeutic targets that show promise to suppress SD, such as acid-sensing ion channels, casein kinase Iδ, P2X7-pannexin 1 complex, and neuromodulation, and outline the experimental models and essential quality measures for rigorous and reproducible efficacy testing...
October 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769767/pannexins-are-potential-new-players-in-the-regulation-of-cerebral-homeostasis-during-sleep-wake-cycle
#15
Valery I Shestopalov, Yuri Panchin, Olga S Tarasova, Dina Gaynullina, Vladimir M Kovalzon
During brain homeostasis, both neurons and astroglia release ATP that is rapidly converted to adenosine in the extracellular space. Pannexin-1 (Panx1) hemichannels represent a major conduit of non-vesicular ATP release from brain cells. Previous studies have shown that Panx1(-/-) mice possess severe disruption of the sleep-wake cycle. Here, we review experimental data supporting the involvement of pannexins (Panx) in the coordination of fundamental sleep-associated brain processes, such as neuronal activity and regulation of cerebrovascular tone...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745932/genetic-deletion-of-microglial-panx1-attenuates-morphine-withdrawal-but-not-analgesic-tolerance-or-hyperalgesia-in-mice
#16
Nicole E Burma, Heather Leduc-Pessah, Tuan Trang
Opioids are among the most powerful analgesics for managing pain, yet their repeated use can lead to the development of severe adverse effects. In a recent study, we identified the microglial pannexin-1 channel (Panx1) as a critical substrate for opioid withdrawal. Here, we investigated whether microglial Panx1 contributes to opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) and opioid analgesic tolerance using mice with a tamoxifen-inducible deletion of microglial Panx1. We determined that escalating doses of morphine resulted in thermal pain hypersensitivity in both Panx1-expressing and microglial Panx1-deficient mice...
September 3, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656267/epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-ameliorates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-factors-and-pannexin-1
#17
Zhigang Liu, Yongfang Liu, Haixiao Zhou, Xiangyun Fu, Gang Hu
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) has wide applications due to the unique biological effects of anti‑hyperlipidemia, inhibition of platelet aggregation, anti‑inflammation, anti‑cancer, anti‑lipid oxidation and the promotion of brain tissue development. The present study investigated whether EET ameliorates cerebral ischemia‑reperfusion injury (CIRI) by inhibiting inflammatory factors and pannexin. Specific pathogen‑free 7‑week‑old male Sprague‑Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups: Sham, CIRI and EET...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634441/roles-of-pannexin-1-channels-in-inflammatory-response-through-the-tlrs-nf-kappa-b-signaling-pathway-following-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
#18
Ling-Yun Wu, Zhen-Nan Ye, Chen-Hui Zhou, Chun-Xi Wang, Guang-Bin Xie, Xiang-Sheng Zhang, Yong-Yue Gao, Zi-Huan Zhang, Meng-Liang Zhou, Zong Zhuang, Jing-Peng Liu, Chun-Hua Hang, Ji-Xin Shi
Background: Accumulating evidence suggests that neuroinflammation plays a critical role in early brain injury after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Pannexin-1 channels, as a member of gap junction proteins located on the plasma membrane, releases ATP, ions, second messengers, neurotransmitters, and molecules up to 1 kD into the extracellular space, when activated. Previous studies identified that the opening of Pannexin-1 channels is essential for cellular migration, apoptosis and especially inflammation, but its effects on inflammatory response in SAH model have not been explored yet...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631948/possible-contribution-of-pannexin-1-to-capsaicin-induced-atp-release-in-rat-nasal-columnar-epithelial-cells
#19
Toyoaki Ohbuchi, Ba Hung Do, Hiroki Koizumi, Shoko Takeuchi, Yoichi Ueta, Hideaki Suzuki
Current evidence indicates that transient receptor potential (TRP) channel activity involves a relationship between opening of pannexin-1 and release of ATP into the extracellular space. We examined the effects of agonists of thermosensitive TRP channels (TRPM8, TRPA1, TRPV1, and TRPV2) on ATP release from rat nasal mucosa, and measured ciliary beat frequency (CBF) using digital high-speed video imaging. Single-cell patch clamping from dissociated rat nasal columnar epithelial cells was performed to confirm the relationship between pannexin-1 and TRP...
July 4, 2017: Channels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629631/probenecid-treatment-reduces-demyelination-induced-by-cuprizone-feeding
#20
Nadine Hainz, Philipp Becker, Daniel Rapp, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Bodo Wonnenberg, Christoph Beisswenger, Thomas Tschernig, Carola Meier
Recent experiments showed that a pannexin-1 inhibitor, probenecid, reduced clinical symptoms in the murine experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis when applied during the initial phase of neuronal inflammation. An inflammatory component is also present in a toxically induced inflammation and demyelination using cuprizone diet. Probenecid is a pannexin-1 antagonist and a probenecid therapy was investigated. Mice were fed for 10days with a cuprizone diet. In the following, the diet was continued but combined with a daily injection of a low dose of probenecid or solvent for 10days...
November 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
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