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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077890/effect-of-lead-nanoparticles-inhalation-on-bone-calcium-sensing-receptor-hydroxyapatite-crystal-and-receptor-activator-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-in-rats
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Rendra Leonas, Zairin Noor, Hermawan Nagar Rasyid, Tita Husnitawati Madjid, Fachry Ambia Tanjung
This study aimed to investigate whether Pb nanoparticle exposure affects the bone calcium sensing receptor (CaSR), hydroxyapatite crystal, and receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B (RANK) in rats exposed to subchronic and chronic inhalation. Thirty two rats were randomly divided into eight groups. One group is a non-exposed group. While three groups were exposed to nanoparticles Pb at the following doses 6.25; 12.5; or 25 mg/m(3) an hour daily for 28 days. Another three groups were exposed to nanoparticles Pb at following doses 6...
October 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018229/the-calcium-sensing-receptor-and-the-parathyroid-past-present-future
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REVIEW
Arthur D Conigrave
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) defends the extracellular fluid from hypocalcemia and has powerful and well-documented actions on the skeleton and renal tubular system. To achieve a satisfactory stable plasma calcium level, the secretion of PTH, and the resulting serum PTH level, is titrated carefully to the prevailing plasma ionized Ca(2+) concentration via a Ca(2+) sensing mechanism that mediates feedback inhibition of PTH secretion. Herein, I consider the properties of the parathyroid Ca(2+) sensing mechanism, the identity of the Ca(2+) sensor, the intracellular biochemical mechanisms that it controls, the manner of its integration with other components of the PTH secretion control mechanism, and its modulation by other nutrients...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989797/vitamin-d-receptor-agonist-vs-105-directly-modulates-parathyroid-hormone-expression-in-human-parathyroid-cells-and-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
#3
Kaichiro Sawada, J Ruth Wu-Wong, Yung-Wu Chen, Jerry L Wessale, Takatoshi Kakuta, Masafumi Fukagawa
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) agonists (VDRAs) are commonly used to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Current VDRA therapy often causes hypercalcemia, which is a critical risk for vascular calcification. Previously we have shown that a novel VDRA, VS-105, effectively suppresses serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) without affecting serum calcium levels in 5/6 nephrectomized (NX) uremic rats. However, it is not known whether VS-105 directly regulates PTH gene expression...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984337/inhibition-of-osteo-chondrogenic-transformation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-mgcl2-via-calcium-sensing-receptor
#4
Ioana Alesutan, Rashad Tuffaha, Tilman Auer, Martina Feger, Burkert Pieske, Florian Lang, Jakob Voelkl
OBJECTIVES: The progression of vascular calcification, an active process promoted by osteo/chondrogenic transformation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is attenuated by activation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR). Recent in-vitro studies revealed that vascular calcification could be blunted by Mg, but the underlying mechanisms remained elusive. The present study explored whether the effects of MgCl2 on vascular calcification involve the CASR. METHODS: Experiments were performed in primary human aortic smooth muscle cells (HAoSMCs) and in the mouse vascular calcification model of vitamin D3 overload...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978548/vitamin-d-receptor-genotype-vitamin-d3-supplementation-and-risk-of-colorectal-adenomas-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#5
Elizabeth L Barry, Janet L Peacock, Judy R Rees, Roberd M Bostick, Douglas J Robertson, Robert S Bresalier, John A Baron
Importance: Despite epidemiological and preclinical evidence suggesting that vitamin D and calcium inhibit colorectal carcinogenesis, daily supplementation with these nutrients for 3 to 5 years was not found to significantly reduce the risk of recurrent colorectal adenomas in a recent randomized clinical trial. Objective: To investigate whether common variants in 7 vitamin D and calcium pathway genes (VDR, GC, DHCR7, CYP2R1, CYP27B1, CYP24A1, and CASR) modify the effects of vitamin D3 or calcium supplementation on colorectal adenoma recurrence...
December 15, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965733/calcium-oxalate-induces-renal-injury-through-calcium-sensing-receptor
#6
Xiaoran Li, Junhai Ma, Wei Shi, Yu Su, Xu Fu, Yanlin Yang, Jianzhong Lu, Zhongjin Yue
Objective. To investigate whether calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) plays a role in calcium-oxalate-induced renal injury. Materials and Methods. HK-2 cells and rats were treated with calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystals with or without pretreatment with the CaSR-specific agonist gadolinium chloride (GdCl3) or the CaSR-specific antagonist NPS2390. Changes in oxidative stress (OS) in HK-2 cells and rat kidneys were assessed. In addition, CaSR, extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK), c-Jun N-terminal protein kinase (JNK), and p38 expression was determined...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957351/the-biochemical-profile-of-familial-hypocalciuric-hypercalcemia-and-primary-hyperparathyroidism-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-two-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
S A Ghaznavi, N M A Saad, L E Donovan
Background. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia (FHH) result in different maternal and fetal complications in pregnancy. Calcium to creatinine clearance ratio (CCCR) is commonly used to help distinguish these two conditions. Physiological changes in calcium handling during pregnancy and lactation can alter CCCR, making it a less useful tool to distinguish PHPT from FHH. Cases. A 25-year-old female presented with hypercalcemia and an inappropriately normal PTH. Her CCCR was 0...
2016: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943237/patient-and-parent-initiated-oral-steroids-for-asthma-exacerbations
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REVIEW
Muhammad B Ganaie, M Munavvar, Morris Gordon, Hui F Lim, David Jw Evans
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways affecting an estimated 334 million people worldwide. During severe exacerbations, patients may need to attend a medical centre or hospital emergency department for treatment with systemic corticosteroids, which can be administered intravenously or orally. Some people with asthma are prescribed oral corticosteroids (OCS) for self-administration (i.e. patient-initiated) or to administer to their child with asthma (i.e. parent-initiated), in the event of an exacerbation...
December 12, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927781/genetic-variants-associated-with-circulating-parathyroid-hormone
#9
Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Pamela L Lutsey, Marcus E Kleber, Carrie M Nielson, Braxton D Mitchell, Joshua C Bis, Karen M Eny, Laura Portas, Joel Eriksson, Mattias Lorentzon, Daniel L Koller, Yuri Milaneschi, Alexander Teumer, Stefan Pilz, Maria Nethander, Elizabeth Selvin, Weihong Tang, Lu-Chen Weng, Hoi Suen Wong, Dongbing Lai, Munro Peacock, Anke Hannemann, Uwe Völker, Georg Homuth, Matthias Nauk, Federico Murgia, Jack W Pattee, Eric Orwoll, Joseph M Zmuda, Jose Antonio Riancho, Myles Wolf, Frances Williams, Brenda Penninx, Michael J Econs, Kathleen A Ryan, Claes Ohlsson, Andrew D Paterson, Bruce M Psaty, David S Siscovick, Jerome I Rotter, Mario Pirastu, Elizabeth Streeten, Winfried März, Caroline Fox, Josef Coresh, Henri Wallaschofski, James S Pankow, Ian H de Boer, Bryan Kestenbaum
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a primary calcium regulatory hormone. Elevated serum PTH concentrations in primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism have been associated with bone disease, hypertension, and in some studies, cardiovascular mortality. Genetic causes of variation in circulating PTH concentrations are incompletely understood. We performed a genome-wide association study of serum PTH concentrations among 29,155 participants of European ancestry from 13 cohort studies (n=22,653 and n=6502 in discovery and replication analyses, respectively)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927659/development-of-a-brief-measure-of-intimate-partner-violence-experiences-the-composite-abuse-scale-revised-short-form-casr-sf
#10
Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, C Nadine Wathen, Colleen Varcoe, Harriet L MacMillan, Kelly Scott-Storey, Tara Mantler, Kelsey Hegarty, Nancy Perrin
OBJECTIVES: Approaches to measuring intimate partner violence (IPV) in populations often privilege physical violence, with poor assessment of other experiences. This has led to underestimating the scope and impact of IPV. The aim of this study was to develop a brief, reliable and valid self-report measure of IPV that adequately captures its complexity. DESIGN: Mixed-methods instrument development and psychometric testing to evolve a brief version of the Composite Abuse Scale (CAS) using secondary data analysis and expert feedback...
December 7, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926951/a-novel-mutation-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-gene-in-a-franconian-kindred-heterozygous-mutation-c-1697_1698deltg-exon-6
#11
M Cordes, T Kuwert, C Haag, F Raue
Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) belongs to the disorders of a disturbed calcium homeostasis. Genetically, the disorder is inherited in an autosomal-dominant trait and represents an inactivating mutation of the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) gene. We identified a Franconian kindred in which 6 individuals could be tested by molecular genetic means. In 5 individuals of 3 generations, the mutation could be classified as c.1697_1698delTG. This novel germline mutation creates a premature stop codon leading to a loss of 510 amino acids of the protein...
December 7, 2016: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913609/ap2s1-and-gna11-mutations-not-a-common-cause-of-familial-hypocalciuric-hypercalcemia
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Silje Hovden, Lars Rejnmark, Søren A Ladefoged, Peter H Nissen
OBJECTIVE: Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) type 1 is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR). Recently, mutations affecting codon 15 in the gene AP2S1 have been shown to cause FHH type 3 in up to 26% of CASR-negative FHH patients. Similarly, mutations in the gene GNA11 have been shown to cause FHH type 2. We hypothesized that mutations in AP2S1 and GNA11 are causative in Danish patients with suspected FHH and that these mutations are not found in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), which is the main differential diagnostic disorder...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885496/descending-aortic-mechanics-and-atrial-fibrillation-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-transesophageal-echocardiography-study
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Rogério Teixeira, Ricardo Monteiro, Paulo Dinis, Maria José Santos, Ana Botelho, Nuno Quintal, Nuno Cardim, Lino Gonçalves
Vascular mechanics assessed with two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) could be used as a new imaging surrogate of vascular stiffening. The CHA2DS2-VASc score is considered accurate as an estimate of stroke risk in non-valvular AF, although many potential stroke risk factors have not been included in this scoring method. The purpose of this research is to study the feasibility of evaluating vascular mechanics at the descending aorta in non-valvular AF patients using transesophageal 2D-STE and to analyze the association between descending aortic mechanics and stroke...
November 24, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879271/vitamin-d3-prevents-calcium-induced-progression-of-early-stage-prostate-tumors-by-counteracting-trpc6-and-calcium-sensing-receptor-upregulation
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Sophie Bernichtein, Natascha Pigat, Nicolas Barry Delongchamps, Florence Boutillon, Virginie Verkarre, Philippe Camparo, Edouard Reyes-Gomez, Arnaud Méjean, Stephane Marie Oudard, Eve M Lepicard, Melanie Viltard, Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Gerard Friedlander, Thierry Capiod, Vincent Goffin
Active surveillance has emerged as an alternative to immediate treatment for men with low-risk prostate cancer. Accordingly, identification of environmental factors that faciliate progression to more aggressive stages is critical for disease prevention. Although calcium-enriched diets have been speculated to increase prostate cancer risk, their impact on early-stage tumors remains unexplored. In this study, we addressed this issue with a large interventional animal study. Mouse models of fully penetrant and slowly-evolving prostate tumorigenesis showed that a high calcium diet dramatically accelerated the progression of prostate intraepithelial neoplasia, by promoting cell proliferation, micro-invasion, tissue inflammation and expression of acknowledged prostate cancer markers...
November 22, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872158/filamin-a-is-reduced-and-contributes-to-the-casr-sensitivity-in-human-parathyroid-tumors
#15
Alessandra Mingione, Chiara Verdelli, Stefano Ferrero, Valentina Vaira, Vito Guarnieri, Alfredo Scillitani, Leonardo Vicentini, Gianni Balza, Edoardo Beretta, Annalisa Terranegra, Giuseppe Vezzoli, Laura Soldati, Sabrina Corbetta
Parathyroid tumors display reduced sensitivity to extracellular calcium ([Ca2+]o). [Ca2+]o activates calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), which interacts with the scaffold protein filamin A (FLNA). The study aimed to investigate: 1) the FLNA expression in human parathyroid tumors, 2) its effects on the CASR mRNA and protein expression, and 3) on ERK signaling activation, 4) the effect of the carboxy-terminal CASR variants and 5) of the treatment with the CASR agonist R568 on FLNA-mediated ERK phosphorylation in HEK293 cells...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867361/calcium-sensing-receptor-regulates-cytosolic-ca-2-and-plays-a-major-role-in-the-development-of-pulmonary-hypertension
#16
REVIEW
Kimberly A Smith, Ramon J Ayon, Haiyang Tang, Ayako Makino, Jason X-J Yuan
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) leading to right heart failure and premature death. The increased PVR results in part from pulmonary vascular remodeling and sustained pulmonary vasoconstriction. Excessive pulmonary vascular remodeling stems from increased pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cell (PASMC) proliferation and decreased PASMC apoptosis. A rise in cytosolic free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]cyt) in PASMC is a major trigger for pulmonary vasoconstriction and a key stimulus for PASMC proliferation and migration, both contributing to the development of pulmonary vascular remodeling...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866297/nps2143-inhibits-muc5ac-and-proinflammatory-mediators-in-cigarette-smoke-extract-cse-stimulated-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#17
Jae-Won Lee, Ji-Won Park, Ok-Kyoung Kwon, Hee Jae Lee, Hye Gwang Jeong, Jae-Hong Kim, Sei-Ryang Oh, Kyoung-Seop Ahn
Mucus overproduction is a fundamental hallmark of COPD that is caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. MUC5AC is one of the main mucin genes expressed in the respiratory epithelium, and its transcriptional upregulation often correlates with increased mucus secretion. Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) antagonists have been reported to possess anti-inflammatory effects. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the protective role of NPS2143, a selective CaSR antagonist on cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-stimulated NCI-H292 mucoepidermoid human lung cells...
November 19, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862333/genetic-variants-in-the-promoter-region-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-gene-are-associated-with-its-down-regulation-in-neuroblastic-tumors
#18
Laia Masvidal, Raquel Iniesta, Marta García, Carla Casalà, Cinzia Lavarino, Jaume Mora, Carmen de Torres
We have previously reported that the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is expressed in benign, differentiated neuroblastic tumors and epigenetically silenced in undifferentiated, malignant cases. Furthermore, cinacalcet, an allosteric activator of the CaSR, reduces neuroblastoma tumor growth in preclinical models. However, to identify patients that might benefit from this treatment, a complete understanding of mechanisms governing CaSR expression in these tumors would be required. We have now analyzed two polymorphisms in the promoter region of the CASR gene (rs7652589 and rs1501899) by allelic discrimination in neuroblastoma patients and cell lines...
November 15, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855397/inhibition-of-cartilage-acidic-protein-1-reduces-ultraviolet-b-irradiation-induced-apoptosis-through-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-and-jun-amino-terminal-kinase-pathways
#19
Yinghong Ji, Xianfang Rong, Dan Li, Lei Cai, Jun Rao, Yi Lu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation can easily induce apoptosis in human lens epithelial cells (HLECs) and further lead to various eye diseases including cataract. Here for the first time, we investigated the role of cartilage acidic protein 1 (CRTAC1) gene in UVB irradiation induced-apoptosis in HLECs. METHODS: Three groups of HLECs were employed including model group, empty vector group, and CRTAC1 interference group. RESULTS: After UVB irradiation, the percentage of primary apoptotic cells was obviously fewer in CRTAC1 interference group...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836810/external-ca-2-regulates-polycystin-2-trpp2-cation-currents-in-llc-pk1-renal-epithelial-cells
#20
Xiao Qing Dai, Paula L Perez, Gonzalo Soria, Noelia Scarinci, Mariano Smoler, D Cristian Morsucci, Kunimasa Suzuki, María Del Rocío Cantero, Horacio F Cantiello
Polycystin-2 (PC2, TRPP2) is a nonselective cation channel whose dysfunction is associated with the onset of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). PC2 contributes to Ca(2+) transport and cell signaling in renal epithelia and other tissues. Little is known however, as to the external Ca(2+) regulation of PC2 channel function. In this study, we explored the effect of external Ca(2+) on endogenous PC2 in wild type LLC-PK1 renal epithelial cells. We obtained whole cell currents at different external Ca(2+) concentrations, and observed that the basal whole cell conductance in normal Ca(2+)(1...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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