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Xiaochen Lin, Katie Kei-Hang Chan, Yen-Tsung Huang, Xi Luo, Liming Liang, James Wilson, Adolfo Correa, Daniel Levy, Simin Liu
PURPOSE: Leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) is a well-established modifiable lifestyle determinant for multiple cardio-metabolic outcomes. However, current understanding of the genetic architecture that may determine LTPA remains very limited. Therefore, we aimed to examine the role of genetic factors in affecting LTPA, which has yet to be investigated comprehensively and in-depth. METHODS: We conducted a genome-wide analysis using 1000 Genomes Project imputed data from the Women's Health Initiative (n=11,865), the Jackson Heart Study (n=3,015) and the Framingham Heart Study (n=7,339)...
March 13, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Alice Miriam Kitay, Marie-Therese Schneebacher, Anne Schmitt, Katharina Heschl, Sascha Kopic, Tariq I Alfadda, Abrar Alsaihati, Alexander Link, John P Geibel
The H+ ,K+ -ATPase was identified as the primary proton secretory pathway in the gastric parietal cell and is the pharmacological target of agents suppressing acid secretion. Recently, we identified a second acid secretory protein expressed in the parietal cell; the vacuolar H+ -ATPase (V-type ATPase). The aim of the present study was to further characterize the H+ -ATPase activation by modulations in extracellular calcium via the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR). Isolated gastric glands were loaded with the pH indicator dye BCECF [2', 7'-bis-(2- carboxyethyl)-5-(and-6)-carboxyfluorescein, acetoxymethyl ester to measure intracellular pH...
March 8, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Shane D Hellyer, Sabine Albold, Taide Wang, Amy Ny Chen, Lauren T May, Katie Leach, Karen J Gregory
Numerous positive and negative allosteric modulators (PAMs and NAMs) of Class C G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been developed as valuable preclinical pharmacological tools and therapeutic agents. While many Class C GPCR allosteric modulators have undergone subtype selectivity screening, most assay paradigms have failed to perform rigorous pharmacological assessment. Utilizing mGlu5 as a representative Class C GPCR, we tested the hypothesis that allosteric modulator selectivity was based on cooperativity rather than affinity...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
Rolf Schreckenberg, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter
Initially identified in the parathyroidea, the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) is now recognized as an ubiquitously expressed receptor that exerts specific functions in multiple organs including the cardiovascular system. This review will focus on the role that CaSR plays in vascular and cardiac tissues. In the vasculature, CaSR is expressed in endothelial and smooth muscle cells. CaSR of endothelial cells participates in part to the regulation of local perfusion by linkage of CaSR activation to endothelial hyperpolarization and nitric oxide release...
March 4, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
Larysse Maira Campos-Verdes, Danylo Rafhael Costa-Silva, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Maria da Conceição Barros-Oliveira, Carla Solange Escórcio-Dourado, Luana Mota Martins, Fabiane Araújo Sampaio, Camila Revoredo, Francisco Adelton Alves-Ribeiro, Benedito Borges da Silva
Polymorphism of the calcium-sensing receptor gene (CaSR or CaR) has been associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. This receptor plays an important role in calcium homeostasis, and has also been detected in several tissues that are unrelated to calcium metabolism, such as the skin, brain, and breast. The calcium-sensing receptor on cellular level, it regulates cell differentiation, proliferation, cell death, and gene expression. In breast cancer cells, CaSR seems to stimulate secretion of the parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP), which stimulates cellular proliferation...
March 5, 2018: Cancer Investigation
Bo Hu, Fei Tong, Long Xu, Zhiwei Shen, Lijian Yan, Guangtao Xu, Ruilin Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury (RI/RI) is a common complication of diabetes, and it may be involved in altering intracellular calcium concentrations at its onset, which can result in inflammation, abnormal lipid metabolism, the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and nitroso-redox imbalance. The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G-protein coupled receptor, however, the functional involvement of CaSR in diabetic RI/ RI remains unclear. The present study was intended to investigate the role of CaSR on RI/RI in diabetes mellitus (DM)...
February 22, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Yusuke Amino, Hidehiko Wakabayashi, Satoko Akashi, Yutaka Ishiwatari
The structures, flavor-modifying effects, and CaSR activities of γ-glutamyl peptides comprising sulfur-containing amino acids were investigated. The chemical structures, including the linkage mode of the N-terminal glutamic acid, of γ-L-glutamyl-S-(2-propenyl)-L-cysteine (γ-L-glutamyl-S-allyl-L-cysteine) and its sulfoxide isolated from garlic were established by comparing their NMR spectra with those of authentic peptides prepared using chemical methods. Mass spectrometric analysis also enabled determination of the linkage modes in the glutamyl dipeptides by their characteristic fragmentation...
March 2018: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Caroline M Gorvin, Angela Rogers, Michelle Stewart, Anju Paudyal, Tertius A Hough, Lydia Teboul, Sara Wells, Steve Dm Brown, Roger D Cox, Rajesh V Thakker
The adaptor protein-2 sigma subunit (AP2σ), encoded by AP2S1 , forms a heterotetrameric complex, with AP2α, AP2β, and AP2μ subunits, that is pivotal for clathrin-mediated endocytosis, and AP2σ loss-of-function mutations impair internalization of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), a G-protein-coupled receptor, and cause familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia type-3 (FHH3). Mice with AP2σ mutations that would facilitate investigations of the in vivo role of AP2σ, are not available, and we therefore embarked on establishing such mice...
May 2, 2017: JBMR Plus
Caroline M Gorvin, Valerie N Babinsky, Tomas Malinauskas, Peter H Nissen, Anders J Schou, Aylin C Hanyaloglu, Christian Siebold, E Yvonne Jones, Fadil M Hannan, Rajesh V Thakker
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that signals through Gq/11 and Gi/o to stimulate cytosolic calcium (Ca2+ i ) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling to control extracellular calcium homeostasis. Studies of loss- and gain-of-function CASR mutations, which cause familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia type 1 (FHH1) and autosomal dominant hypocalcemia type 1 (ADH1), respectively, have revealed that the CaSR signals in a biased manner. Thus, some mutations associated with FHH1 lead to signaling predominantly through the MAPK pathway, whereas mutations associated with ADH1 preferentially enhance Ca2+ i responses...
February 20, 2018: Science Signaling
Jinyu Chi, Lei Wang, Xiaohui Zhang, Yu Fu, Yue Liu, Wenjia Chen, Wenxiu Liu, Zhiyu Shi, Xinhua Yin
Cardiac fibrosis is one of the primary mechanisms of ventricular remodeling, and there is no effective method for reversal. Activation of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) has been reported to be involved in the development of myocardial fibrosis, but the molecular mechanism for CaSR activation has not yet been clarified and needs to be further explored. Here, we found that AngII induces cardiac fibroblast proliferation and phenotypic transformation in a dose-dependent manner with increased CaSR and autophagy related protein (Beclin1, LC3B) expression...
February 13, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Wucai Yang, Keqiong Tang, Yaning Wang, Linsen Zan
Castration increases fat deposition, improving beef quality in cattle. Here, the steer group exhibited a significantly higher intramuscular fat (IMF) content than the bull group. To determine the potential roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in castration-induced fat deposition, differential expression patterns of miRNA in liver tissue were investigated in bulls and steers. A total of 7,827,294 clean reads were obtained from the bull liver library, and 8,312,483 were obtained from the steer liver library; 452 conserved bovine miRNAs and 20 novel miRNAs were identified...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Caroline M Gorvin, Angela Rogers, Benoit Hastoy, Andrei I Tarasov, Morten Frost, Silvia Sposini, Asuka Inoue, Michael P Whyte, Patrik Rorsman, Aylin C Hanyaloglu, Gerda E Breitwieser, Rajesh V Thakker
Spatial control of G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling, which is used by cells to translate complex information into distinct downstream responses, is achieved by using plasma membrane (PM) and endocytic-derived signaling pathways. The roles of the endomembrane in regulating such pleiotropic signaling via multiple G-protein pathways remain unknown. Here, we investigated the effects of disease-causing mutations of the adaptor protein-2 ? subunit (AP2?) on signaling by the class C GPCR calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR)...
January 23, 2018: Cell Reports
Ping Jiang, Rong Huang, Nan Ma, Fagang Jiang
BACKGROUND Calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) is widely expressed in many tissues of the body, but it is rarely reported to be expressed in the eyes. This research explored the expression and distribution of CaSR in eye tissues of normal and diabetic rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a diabetic and a normal group. Diabetes mellitus (DM) models were successfully established by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin. The expression and distribution of CaSR in the rat eyeballs were detected by immunohistochemistry...
February 4, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Jin Sae Yoo, Hong Min Kim, Sera Kim, Tak Ho Kang, Mee Yon Cho, Choon Hee Chung
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January 30, 2018: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Larysse Maira Campos-Verdes, João Paulo da Silva-Sampaio, Danylo Rafhael Costa-Silva, Victor Alves de Oliveira, Airton Mendes Conde Junior, Vladimir Costa Silva, Airlane Pereira Alencar, Viriato Campelo, Pedro Vitor Lopes-Costa, Luiz Henrique Gebrim, Benedito Borges da Silva
Breast cancer is a disease of unknown etiology, whose major risk factors are genetic alterations. Polymorphism of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) has been a focus of some recent studies, due to a probable association with breast cancer risk and tumor aggressiveness. A relationship between polymorphic rs17251221 variant of the CaSR gene, and allele G (considered a gain-of-function mutation) and breast cancer risk has been stressed, despite the paucity of studies found in the literature. The present study involved 137 women (69 women with breast cancer-case; and 68 controls without breast cancer) who had 3 ml of peripheral blood drawn for DNA study...
January 31, 2018: Medical Oncology
Ryan W Walker, Shijia Zhang, Joycelynn A Coleman-Barnett, L Lee Hamm, Kathleen S Hering-Smith
The calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) in the distal nephron decreases the propensity for calcium stones. Here we investigate if the apical CaSR in the proximal tubule also prevents stone formation acting via regulation of apical dicarboxylate and citrate transport. Urinary citrate, partially reabsorbed as a dicarboxylate in the proximal tubule lumen, inhibits stone formation by complexing calcium. We previously demonstrated a novel apical calcium-sensitive dicarboxylate transport system in OK proximal tubule cells...
January 30, 2018: Urolithiasis
Xiaolong Xie, Tiebing Zhu, Lulu Chen, Shuang Ding, Han Chu, Jing Wang, Honghong Yao, Jie Chao
Monocyte chemotactic protein-1-induced protein 1 (MCPIP1) plays a important role in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Autophagy is involved in activating endothelial cells in response to I/R. However, researchers have not clearly determined whether MCPIP1 mediates I/R injury in endothelial cells via autophagy, and its downstream mechanism remains unclear. Western blotting analyses and immunocytochemistry were applied to detect protein levels were detected in HUVECs. An in vitro scratch assay was used to detect cell migration...
January 29, 2018: Scientific Reports
Natasha N DeMeo, Jeremy D Burgess, Patrick R Blackburn, Jennifer M Gass, John Richter, Herjot K Atwal, Jay A van Gerpen, Paldeep S Atwal
This case report describes an individual with brain calcifications, cognitive decline, motor dysfunction, and hypocalcaemia. Exome sequencing revealed a previously reported variant in the CASR gene and a variant of uncertain significance in PDGFRB. The clinical phenotype is likely explained by the CASR variant, but we discuss how the PDGFRB variant could also participate in the phenotype.
January 2018: Clinical Case Reports
Noman Ahmad, Mona Bahasan, Balgees Abdulhadi Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, Halah Faleh Al-Enizi, Ali Saeed Al-Zahrani
Neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism (NSHPT) is a rare autosomal recessive disease. Children present within the first 6 months of life and more commonly in the first few weeks. Common presentation is poor feeding, polyuria, dehydration, lethargy, failure to thrive, hypotonia, gastrointestinal dysmotility, osteopenia and symptoms of respiratory distress due to a poorly developed chest cage. We present a case of a 2-month old girl with severe hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism. She was found to have a novel homozygous mutation in the acceptor splicing site of intron 4 (c...
September 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
Xiaoyan Xin, Xianqin Zeng, Dilu Feng, Teng Hua, Shuangge Liu, Shuqi Chi, Qinghua Hu, Hongbo Wang
Studies have shown that calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) is involved in the progressions of several human cancers. However, the role of CaSR in endometrial cancer remains unknown. This study provides a preliminary analysis of the CaSR effect on endometrial cancer development. Ectopic CaSR expression by lentiviral transfection (CaSR-OV) in Ishikawa cells significantly increased intracellular calcium ([Ca2+]i) levels and cell apoptosis. E-cadherin and β-catenin expression and complex formation at the membrane were increased in CaSR-OV Ishikawa cells relative to control Ishikawa cells (vector)...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
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