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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915604/overexpression-of-a-functional-calcium-sensing-receptor-dramatically-increases-osteolytic-potential-of-mda-mb-231-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-bone-metastasis-through-epiregulin-mediated-osteoprotegerin-downregulation
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Cédric Boudot, Lucie Hénaut, Ursula Thiem, Sandra Geraci, Mariangela Galante, Paulo Saldanha, Zuzana Saidak, Isabelle Six, Philippe Clézardin, Said Kamel, Romuald Mentaverri
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Osteolytic bone metastases are observed in advanced cases of breast cancer. In vitro data suggest that the activity of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) expressed by metastatic cells could potentiate their osteolytic potential. This study aimed to demonstrate in vivo the involvement of the CaSR in breast cancer cells osteolytic potential and to identify potential targets linked to CaSR activity. METHODS AND RESULTS: MDA-MB-231 stably transfected with plasmids containing either a full-length wild-type CaSR (CaSR-WT), or a functionally inactive dominant negative mutant (CaSR-DN) or an empty vector (EV) were intratibially injected into Balb/c-Nude mice...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914394/bioinformatics-based-identification-of-methylated-differentially-expressed-genes-and-related-pathways-in-gastric-cancer
#2
Hao Li, Jing-Wei Liu, Shuang Liu, Yuan Yuan, Li-Ping Sun
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of the study was to identify methylated-differentially expressed genes (MDEGs) in gastric cancer and investigate their potential pathways. METHODS: Expression profiling (GSE13911 and GSE29272) and methylation profiling (GSE25869 and GSE30601) data were obtained from GEO DataSets. Differentially expressed genes and differentially methylated genes were identified using GEO2R. Gene ontology and pathway enrichment analyses were performed for the MDEGs...
September 15, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901272/disorders-of-mechanisms-of-calcium-metabolism-control-as-potential-risk-factors-of-prostate-cancer
#3
Dorota Skrajnowska, Barbara Bobrowska-Korczak, Andrzej Tokarz
Prostate cancer significantly affects the overall morbidity and mortality of malignant tumours in highly developed countries. Important risk factors include family predisposition and regional, racial and dietary determinants. The scientific literature contains a great deal of data on the role of calcium and dairy products in general in the process of neoplastic transformation of the prostate. This is most likely linked to the fact that changes in the concentration of calcium ions control such varied life processes as secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters, the level of cyclic nucleotides, and cell growth, division and differentiation...
September 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880472/role-of-the-glucose-sensing-receptor-in-insulin-secretion
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REVIEW
Itaru Kojima, Johan Medina, Yuko Nakagawa
Glucose is a primary stimulator of insulin secretion. It has been thought that glucose exerts its effect by a mechanism solely dependent on glucose metabolism. We show here that glucose induces rapid Ca(2+) and cyclic AMP signals in β-cells. These rapid signals are independent of glucose-metabolism and are reproduced by non-metabolizable glucose analogues. These results led us to postulate that glucose activates a cell-surface receptor, namely the glucose-sensing receptor. Rapid signals induced by glucose are blocked by inhibition of a sweet taste receptor subunit T1R3 and a calcium-sensing receptor subunit CaSR...
September 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872612/fructus-ligustri-lucidi-in-osteoporosis-a-review-of-its-pharmacology-phytochemistry-pharmacokinetics-and-safety
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REVIEW
Beibei Chen, Lili Wang, Lin Li, Ruyuan Zhu, Haixia Liu, Chenyue Liu, Rufeng Ma, Qiangqiang Jia, Dandan Zhao, Jianzhao Niu, Min Fu, Sihua Gao, Dongwei Zhang
Background: Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) has now attracted increasing attention as an alternative medicine in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This study aimed to provide a general review of traditional interpretation of the actions of FLL in osteoporosis, main phytochemical constituents, pharmacokinetics, pharmacology in bone improving effect, and safety. Materials and Methods: Several databases, including PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, National Science and Technology Library, China Science and Technology Journal Database, and Web of Science were consulted to locate publications pertaining to FLL...
September 5, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870973/primary-hyperparathyroidism-in-young-patients-in-russia-high-frequency-of-hyperparathyroidism-jaw-tumour-syndrome
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Elizaveta Mamedova, Natalya Mokrysheva, Evgeny V Vasilyev, Vasiliy Petrov, Ekaterina Pigarova, Sergey Kuznetsov, Nikolay Kuznetsov, Liudmila Rozhinskaya, Galina A Melnichenko, Ivan Dedov, Anatoly Tiulpakov
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a relatively rare disorder among children, adolescents and young adults. Its development at an early age is suspicious for hereditary causes, though the need for routine genetic testing remains controversial. OBJECTIVE: To identify and describe hereditary forms of PHPT in patients with manifestation of the disease under 40 years of age. DESIGN: We enrolled 65 patients with PHPT diagnosed before 40 years of age...
September 4, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867591/heteromeric-trpv4-trpc1-channels-mediate-calcium-sensing-receptor-induced-nitric-oxide-production-and-vasorelaxation-in-rabbit-mesenteric-arteries
#7
Harry Z E Greenberg, Simonette R E Carlton-Carew, Dhanak M Khan, Alexander K Zargaran, Kazi S Jahan, W-S Vanessa Ho, Anthony P Albert
Stimulation of calcium-sensing receptors (CaSR) by increasing the external calcium concentration (Ca(2+)]o) induces endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation through nitric oxide (NO) production and activation of intermediate Ca(2+)-activated K(+) currents (IKCa) channels in rabbit mesenteric arteries. The present study investigates the potential role of heteromeric TRPV4-TRPC1 channels in mediating these CaSR-induced vascular responses. Immunocytochemical and proximity ligation assays showed that TRPV4 and TRPC1 proteins were expressed and co-localised at the plasma membrane of freshly isolated endothelial cells (ECs)...
September 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856682/tumor-expression-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-casr-and-colorectal-cancer-survival-results-from-the-nurses-health-study-and-health-professionals-follow-up-study
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Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, Yohei Masugi, Zhi Rong Qian, Reiko Nishihara, Li Liu, Stephanie Smith-Warner, NaNa Keum, Lanjing Zhang, Nairi Tchrakian, Jonathan A Nowak, Wanshui Yang, Yanan Ma, Michaela Bowden, Annacarolina da Silva, Molin Wang, Charles S Fuchs, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt, Kimmie Ng, Kana Wu, Edward Giovannucci, Shuji Ogino, Xuehong Zhang
Although experimental evidence suggests calcium-sensing receptor (CASR) as a tumor-suppressor, the prognostic role of tumor CASR expression in colorectal carcinoma remains unclear. We hypothesized that higher tumor CASR expression might be associated with improved survival among colorectal cancer patients. We evaluated tumor expression levels of CASR by immunohistochemistry in 809 incident colorectal cancer patients within the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. We used Cox proportional hazards regression models to estimate multivariable hazard ratio (HR) for the association of tumor CASR expression with colorectal cancer-specific and all-cause mortality...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853299/the-osteoimmunomodulatory-properties-of-mbg-scaffold-coated-with-amino-functional-groups
#9
Deliang Zeng, Xingdi Zhang, Xiao Wang, Qingfeng Huang, Jin Wen, Xinchao Miao, Lingjie Peng, Yongsheng Li, Xinquan Jiang
Mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) is a good scaffold for bone regeneration. In this study, amino functionalized MBG (N-MBG) was used as a model scaffold to examine the effect of the scaffold to bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and macrophages. The MTT results revealed that the proliferation of BMSCs from ovariectomized rabbits was enhanced by N-MBG. Compared to the control group, the expression of osteogenic genes was significantly enhanced by N-MBG, which was related to CaSR pathway. Meanwhile, the anti-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin-10 and arginase-1) were also upregulated by N-MBG stimulation compared with MBG...
August 30, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845932/-early-diagnosis-of-risk-for-developing-calcium-oxalate-urolithiasis
#10
O I Apolikhin, A V Sivkov, O V Konstantinova, P A Slominskii, T V Tupitsyna, D N Kalinichenko
AIM: To identify risk groups for calcium oxalate urolithiasis among healthy individuals and patients with urolithiasis in the Russian population using molecular genetics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 72 patients with calcium oxalate urolithiasis (study group) and 189 healthy adults from the general Russian population (control group). The study group consisted of 39 (54.2%) men and 33 (45.8%) women. The mean age of urolithiasis patients was 41.5+/-12...
July 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833550/cinacalcet-rectifies-hypercalcemia-in-a-patient-with-familial-hypocalciuric-hypercalcemia-type-2-fhh2-caused-by-a-germline-loss-of-function-g%C3%AE-11-mutation
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Caroline M Gorvin, Fadil M Hannan, Treena Cranston, Helena Valta, Outi Makitie, Camilla Schalin-Jantti, Rajesh V Thakker
G-protein subunit α-11 (Gα11 ) couples the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) to phospholipase C (PLC)-mediated intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)i ) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling, which in the parathyroid glands and kidneys regulates parathyroid hormone release and urinary calcium excretion, respectively. Heterozygous germline loss-of-function Gα11 mutations cause familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia type 2 (FHH2), for which effective therapies are currently not available. Here, we report a novel heterozygous Gα11 germline mutation, Phe220Ser, which was associated with hypercalcemia in a family with FHH2...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833384/primary-hyperparathyroidism-in-chinese-children-and-adolescents-a-single-center-experience-at-peking-union-medical-college-hospital
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Wenbo Wang, Jing Kong, Min Nie, Yan Jiang, Mei Li, Weibo Xia, Xunwu Meng, Xiaoping Xing, Ou Wang
OBJECTIVE: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) in children is thought to be extremely rare. Our study aimed to summarize the clinical characteristics and the molecular genetics in patients with pediatric PHPT in China. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. METHODS: A total of 59 pediatric PHPT patients (onset age <18 years) admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 1975 to 2015 were retrospectively identified. A group of 118 adult PHPT patients who presented during the same period were selected for comparing clinical characteristics between the two groups...
August 22, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800474/nps-2143-a-selective-calcium-sensing-receptor-antagonist-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-pulmonary-inflammation
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Jae-Won Lee, Hyun Ah Park, Ok-Kyoung Kwon, Ji-Won Park, Gilhye Lee, Hee Jae Lee, Seung Jin Lee, Sei-Ryang Oh, Kyung-Seop Ahn
NPS 2143, a novel and selective antagonist of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) has been reported to possess anti-inflammatory activity. In the present study, we examined the protective effect of NPS 2143 on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI). NPS 2143 pretreatment significantly inhibited the influx of inflammatory cells and the expression of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in the lung of mice with LPS-induced ALI. NPS 2143 decreased the levels of neutrophil elastase (NE) and protein concentration in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF)...
August 8, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792751/transformation-of-structure-electrical-conductivity-and-magnetism-in-aa-fe2o6-%C3%AE-a-sr-ca-and-a-sr
#14
Ram Krishna Hona, Ashfia Huq, Suresh Mulmi, Farshid Ramezanipour
The ability to control electrical properties and magnetism by varying the crystal structure using the effect of the A-site cation in oxygen-deficient perovskites has been studied in AA'Fe2O6-δ, where A = Sr, Ca and A' = Sr. The structure of Sr2Fe2O6-δ, synthesized at 1250 °C in air, contains dimeric units of FeO5 square pyramids separated by FeO6 octahedra. Here we show that this ordering scheme can be transformed by changing the A-site cations from Sr to Ca. This leads to a structure where layers of corner-sharing FeO6 octahedra are separated by chains of FeO4 tetrahedra...
August 9, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792489/l-phenylalanine-modulates-gut-hormone-release-and-glucose-tolerance-and-suppresses-food-intake-through-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-rodents
#15
A Alamshah, E Spreckley, M Norton, J S Kinsey-Jones, A Amin, A Ramgulam, Y Cao, R Johnson, K Saleh, E Akalestou, Z Malik, N Gonzalez-Abuin, A Jomard, R Amarsi, A Moolla, P R Sargent, G W Gray, S R Bloom, K G Murphy
OBJECTIVE: High-protein diets (HPDs) are associated with greater satiety and weight loss than diets rich in other macronutrients. The exact mechanisms by which HPDs exert their effects are unclear. However, evidence suggests that the sensing of amino acids produced as a result of protein digestion may have a role in appetite regulation and satiety. We investigated the effects of l-phenylalanine (L-Phe) on food intake and glucose homeostasis in rodents. METHODS: We investigated the effects of the aromatic amino-acid and calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) agonist l-phenylalanine (L-Phe) on food intake and the release of the gastrointestinal (GI) hormones peptide YY (PYY), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and ghrelin in rodents, and the role of the CaSR in mediating these effects in vitro and in vivo...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791397/trpc1-stimulates-calcium%C3%A2-sensing-receptor%C3%A2-induced-store%C3%A2-operated-ca2-entry-and-nitric-oxide-production-in-endothelial-cells
#16
Yuan-Yuan Qu, La-Mei Wang, Hua Zhong, Yong-Min Liu, Na Tang, Li-Ping Zhu, Fang He, Qing-Hua Hu
Store‑operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) via store‑operated Ca2+ channels (SOCC), encoded by transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) channel proteins, is an important underlying mechanism regulating intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) and various intracellular functions in endothelial cells (ECs). TRPC1, the probable candidate for SOCC, is expressed in ECs. Ca2+‑sensing receptor (CaSR) is functionally expressed in vascular endothelium and is important in Ca2+ mobilization and cardiovascular functions...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765616/vitamin-d-receptor-and-calcium-sensing-receptor-polymorphisms-and-colorectal-cancer-survival-in-the-newfoundland-population
#17
Yun Zhu, Peizhong Peter Wang, Guangju Zhai, Bharati Bapat, Sevtap Savas, Jennifer R Woodrow, Ishor Sharma, Yuming Li, Xin Zhou, Ning Yang, Peter T Campbell, Elizabeth Dicks, Patrick S Parfrey, John R Mclaughlin
BACKGROUND: Increased serum levels of vitamin D and calcium have been associated with lower risks of colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality. These inverse associations may be mediated by the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR). We investigated genetic variants in VDR and CASR for their relevance to CRC prognosis. METHODS: A population-based cohort of 531 CRC patients diagnosed from 1999 to 2003 in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, was followed for mortality and cancer recurrence until April 2010...
September 5, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764683/association-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-polymorphisms-at-rs1801725-with-circulating-calcium-in-breast-cancer-patients
#18
Li Wang, Sarrah E Widatalla, Diva S Whalen, Josiah Ochieng, Amos M Sakwe
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer (BC) patients with late-stage and/or rapidly growing tumors are prone to develop high serum calcium levels which have been shown to be associated with larger and aggressive breast tumors in post and premenopausal women respectively. Given the pivotal role of the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) in calcium homeostasis, we evaluated whether polymorphisms of the CASR gene at rs1801725 and rs1801726 SNPs in exon 7, are associated with circulating calcium levels in African American and Caucasian control subjects and BC cases...
August 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742508/clinical-characterization-of-a-novel-calcium-sensing-receptor-genetic-alteration-in-a-greek-patient-with-autosomal-dominant-hypocalcemia-type-1
#19
Anna Papadopoulou, Evangelia Gole, Katerina Melachroinou, Theoni Trangas, Evaggelia Bountouvi, Anastasios Papadimitriou
OBJECTIVE: Autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH) is a rare familial or sporadic syndrome associated with activating mutations in the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) gene. The aim of this study was to assess the functional significance of a novel CaSR mutation and, moreover, to present the clinical characteristics and the bone mineral density (BMD) progression from early childhood to late puberty in a patient with ADH. DESIGN: Genetic analysis of the CaSR gene was performed in a patient who presented in the neonatal period with hypocalcemic seizures and biochemical features of ADH...
April 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741586/a-new-mutation-in-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-gene-causing-hypocalcaemia-case-report-of-a-father-and-two-sons
#20
M K Schoutteten, B Bravenboer, S Seneca, K Stouffs, B Velkeniers
BACKGROUND: Regulation of calcium is mediated by parathyroid hormone (PTH) and 1.25-dihydroxyvitamine D3. The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) regulates PTH release by a negative feedback system. Gain-of-function mutations in the CaSR gene reset the calcium-PTH axis, leading to hypocalcaemia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analysed a family with hypocalcaemia. The proband was a 47-year-old man (index, patient I1), who presented with paraesthesias in both limbs. He has two sons (patient II1 a nd I I2)...
July 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
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