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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783047/stroma-cell-derived-factor-1-and-connexins-37-and-43-are-preserved-after-vitrification-and-in-vitro-culture-of-goat-ovarian-cortex
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Nathalie Jiatsa Donfack, Kele Amaral Alves, Benner Geraldo Alves, Rebeca Magalhães Pedrosa Rocha, Jamily Bezzera Bruno, Marcelo Bertolini, Regiane Rodrigues Dos Santos, Sheyla Farhaydes Souza Domingues, José Ricardo De Figueiredo, Johan Smitz, Ana Paula Ribeiro Rodrigues
This study aimed to evaluate the follicular morphology and development (follicular activation, cell proliferation, and hormone production), as well as the distribution pattern of Connexins 37 and 43 and SDF-1α after vitrification and in vitro culture of goat ovarian tissue. The study involved four experimental groups: fresh control, vitrified control, fresh culture and vitrified culture. The ovarian fragments were vitrified by a solid surface technique using the Ovarian Tissue Cryosystem and subsequently in vitro cultured for 7 days...
May 12, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777691/improving-electrical-properties-of-ipsc-cardiomyocytes-by-enhancing-cx43-expression
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Valentin Sottas, Carl-Mattheis Wahl, Mihnea C Trache, Michael Bartolf-Kopp, Sidney Cambridge, Markus Hecker, Nina D Ullrich
The therapeutic potential of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) is limited by immature functional features including low impulse propagation and reduced cell excitability. Key players regulating electrical activity are voltage-gated Na+ channels (Nav 1.5) and gap junctions built from connexin-43 (Cx43). Here we tested the hypothesis that enhanced Cx43 expression increases intercellular coupling and influences excitability by modulating Nav 1.5. Using transgenic approaches, Cx43 and Nav 1...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777058/gpr40-is-a-low-affinity-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-receptor-in-vascular-cells
#3
Sang Kyu Park, Anja Herrnreiter, Sandra L Pfister, Kathryn M Gauthier, Benjamin A Falck, John R Falck, William B Campbell
Endothelium-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) have numerous vascular activities mediated by G protein--coupled receptors. Long-chain free fatty acids and EETs activate GPR40, prompting us to investigate the role of GPR40 in some vascular EET activities. 14,15-EET, 11,12-EET, arachidonic acid, and the GPR40 agonist GW9508 increase intracellular calcium concentrations in human GPR40-overexpressing HEK293 cells (EC50 = 0.58 ± 0.08 μM, 0.91 ± 0.08 μM, 3.9 ± 0.06 μM and 19 ± 0.37 nM, respectively)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769723/structure-of-a-volume-regulated-anion-channel-of-the-lrrc8-family
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Dawid Deneka, Marta Sawicka, Andy K M Lam, Cristina Paulino, Raimund Dutzler
Volume-regulated anion channels are activated in response to hypotonic stress. These channels are composed of closely related paralogues of the leucine-rich repeat-containing protein 8 (LRRC8) family that co-assemble to form hexameric complexes. Here, using cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography, we determine the structure of a homomeric channel of the obligatory subunit LRRC8A. This protein conducts ions and has properties in common with endogenous heteromeric channels. Its modular structure consists of a transmembrane pore domain followed by a cytoplasmic leucine-rich repeat domain...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763908/connexin-43-modulates-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-through-gsk-3beta-beta-catenin-signaling-pathways
#5
Fei-Xiang Lin, Gui-Zhou Zheng, Bo Chang, Rong-Chun Chen, Qi-Hao Zhang, Peng Xie, Da Xie, Guo-Yong Yu, Qin-Xiao Hu, De-Zhong Liu, Shi-Xin Du, Xue-Dong Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) are multipotent precursors that give rise to osteoblasts, and contribute directly to bone formation. Connexin 43 (Cx43) is the most ubiquitous gap junction protein expressed in bone cell types, and plays crucial roles in regulating intercellular signal transmission for bone development, differentiation and pathology. However, the precise role and mechanism of Cx43 in BMSCs are less known. Here, we investigate the function of Cx43 in osteogenic differentiation of BMSCs in vitro...
May 10, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751831/intravenous-injection-of-allogeneic-umbilical-cord-derived-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-reduces-the-infarct-area-and-ameliorates-cardiac-function-in-a-porcine-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Meikuang Lim, Weiqiang Wang, Lu Liang, Zhi-Bo Han, Zongjin Li, Jie Geng, Meng Zhao, Honghong Jia, Jie Feng, Zhe Wei, Baoquan Song, Jiemin Zhang, Jun Li, Tianwen Liu, Fan Wang, Ting Li, Jianming Li, Yihu Fang, Jianhua Gao, Zhongchao Han
BACKGROUND: Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy has been widely recognized as a feasible strategy for regenerating injured myocardial tissue. However, little is known about the efficacy of intravenous injection of allogeneic umbilical cord (UC) MSCs in preclinical models of porcine myocardial infarction. METHODS: Different dosages of allogeneic UC-MSCs or the vehicle [phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)] were delivered intravenously into an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) porcine model twice after coronary ligation...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751558/connexin-communication-compartments-and-wound-repair-in-epithelial-tissue
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Marc Chanson, Masakatsu Watanabe, Erin M O'Shaughnessy, Alice Zoso, Patricia E Martin
Epithelial tissues line the lumen of tracts and ducts connecting to the external environment. They are critical in forming an interface between the internal and external environment and, following assault from environmental factors and pathogens, they must rapidly repair to maintain cellular homeostasis. These tissue networks, that range from a single cell layer, such as in airway epithelium, to highly stratified and differentiated epithelial surfaces, such as the epidermis, are held together by a junctional nexus of proteins including adherens, tight and gap junctions, often forming unique and localised communication compartments activated for localised tissue repair...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750972/inhibition-of-cx43-gap-junction-uncoupling-prevents-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-and-reduces-excess-cell-monolayer-permeability-in-retinal-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Dongjoon Kim, Ulrik Mouritzen, Bjarne Due Larsen, Sayon Roy
The aim of this study was to investigate whether inhibition of connexin 43 gap junction-uncoupling is sufficient to prevent retinal vascular cell loss under high glucose condition and reduce cell monolayer permeability. Rat retinal endothelial cells were grown for 3, 5, and 7 days in normal (5 mM) or high glucose (30 mM) medium; in parallel, cells grown in high glucose medium were exposed for 3, 5, and 7 days to 100 nM danegaptide, which stabilizes connexin 43-mediated cell coupling. Additionally, cells grown in normal medium were treated with a connexin 43 blocker as a negative control...
May 8, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750200/analysis-of-the-bystander-effect-in-cone-photoreceptors-via-a-guided-neural-network-platform
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Yuan Ma, Xin Han, Ricardo Bessa de Castro, Pengchao Zhang, Kai Zhang, Zhongbo Hu, Lidong Qin
The mammalian retina system consists of a complicated photoreceptor structure, which exhibits extensive random synaptic connections. To study retinal development and degeneration, various experimental models have been used previously, but these models are often uncontrollable, are difficult to manipulate, and do not provide sufficient similarity or precision. Therefore, the mechanisms in many retinal diseases remain unclear because of the limited capability in observing the progression and molecular driving forces...
May 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748463/protein%C3%A2-protein-interactions-with-connexin-43-regulation-and-function
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REVIEW
Paul L Sorgen, Andrew J Trease, Gaelle Spagnol, Mario Delmar, Morten S Nielsen
Connexins are integral membrane building blocks that form gap junctions, enabling direct cytoplasmic exchange of ions and low-molecular-mass metabolites between adjacent cells. In the heart, gap junctions mediate the propagation of cardiac action potentials and the maintenance of a regular beating rhythm. A number of connexin interacting proteins have been described and are known gap junction regulators either through direct effects (e.g., kinases) or the formation of larger multifunctional complexes (e.g., cytoskeleton scaffold proteins)...
May 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747774/ginsenoside-improves-papillary-thyroid-cancer-cell-malignancies-partially-through-upregulating-connexin-31
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Li Xu, Su-Wan Chen, Xiao-Yan Qi, Xin-Xin Li, Yuan-Bo Sun
Connexin 31 (Cx31) is considered a suppressor for many tumors. Ginsenoside (Rg1) is a traditional Chinese herb that is widely acknowledged due to its anti-tumor characteristics. However, limited studies have focused on the role of Rg1 in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) cells. In the current study, we found that the expression of Cx31 in thyroid cancer tissues and thyroid cancer cell lines was significantly lower than that in normal thyroid epithelial tissues and cell lines. Overexpression of Cx31 reduced thyroid cancer cell proliferation, migration and invasion...
June 2018: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747701/astrocyte-remodeling-without-gliosis-precedes-optic-nerve-axonopathy
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Melissa L Cooper, John W Collyer, David J Calkins
Astroyctes serve myriad functions but are especially critical in white matter tracts, where energy-demanding axons propagate action potentials great distances between neurons. Axonal dependence on astrocytes for even normal function accentuates the critical role astrocytes serve during disease. In glaucoma, the most common optic neuropathy, sensitivity to intraocular pressure (IOP) challenges RGC axons early, including degradation of anterograde transport to the superior colliculus (SC). Astrocyte remodeling presages overt axon degeneration in glaucoma and thus may present a therapeutic opportunity...
May 10, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746991/electrical-synapses-are-involved-in-orofacial-neuropathic-pain
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Omar Ouachikh, Aziz Hafidi, Yves Boucher, Wisam Dieb
Accumulated evidences suggest important roles of glial GAP-junctions in pain. However, only a few studies have explored the role of neuronal GAP-junctions or electrical synapses in neuropathic pain (NP). Therefore, the present study explores the role of connexin 36 (Cx36) in NP using the chronic constriction injury of the infraorbital nerve (CCI-IoN) model in rat. A significant increase in Cx36 labeling was observed in the medullary dorsal horn (MDH) of CCI-IoN-lesioned compared to sham rats. The expression of Cx36 in CCI-IoN-lesioned rats revealed a rostroventral gradient of punctuate labeling within lamina IIo of the MDH...
May 7, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742489/renal-denervation-effects-on-myocardial-fibrosis-and-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-rats-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Bin Zhang, Xiaorong Li, Chu Chen, Wanying Jiang, Dasheng Lu, Qian Liu, Kai Wang, Yuhao Yan, Zhixin Jiang, Jie Geng, Hai Xu, Qijun Shan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the impact of renal denervation (RDN) on myocardial fibrosis and ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) in rats with ischemic cardiomyopathy. METHODS: An ischemic cardiomyopathy model was reproduced with myocardial infarction (MI) in adult Sprague-Dawley male rats. The RDN/Sham-RDN procedure was performed at 2 weeks after MI. Sham-MI and sham-RDN rats served as the control group. At 4 weeks after RDN, programmed electrical stimulation (PES) was used to induce VAs, including ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, in all 3 groups (MI+RDN, MI, and control groups)...
May 5, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739982/overexpression-of-cx43-in-cells-of-the-myocardial-scar-correction-of-post-infarct-arrhythmias-through-heterotypic-cell-cell-coupling
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Wilhelm Roell, Alexandra M Klein, Martin Breitbach, Torsten S Becker, Ashish Parikh, Jane Lee, Katrin Zimmermann, Shaun Reining, Beth Gabris, Annika Ottersbach, Robert Doran, Britta Engelbrecht, Miriam Schiffer, Kenichi Kimura, Patricia Freitag, Esther Carls, Caroline Geisen, Georg D Duerr, Philipp Sasse, Armin Welz, Alexander Pfeifer, Guy Salama, Michael Kotlikoff, Bernd K Fleischmann
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is the most common and potentially lethal complication following myocardial infarction (MI). Biological correction of the conduction inhomogeneity that underlies re-entry could be a major advance in infarction therapy. As minimal increases in conduction of infarcted tissue markedly influence VT susceptibility, we reasoned that enhanced propagation of the electrical signal between non-excitable cells within a resolving infarct might comprise a simple means to decrease post-infarction arrhythmia risk...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728466/first-person-julia-abitbol
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First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping early-career researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Julia Abitbol is the first author on 'Mice harbouring an oculodentodigital dysplasia-linked Cx43 G60S mutation have severe hearing loss', published in Journal of Cell Science. Julia is a PhD student in the lab of Dale Laird at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, investigating the mechanisms of connexin-induced hearing loss...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726717/anti-oxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-of-zinc-supplementation-in-experimental-induced-diabetic-rat-testes
#17
Neven M Aziz, Maha Yehia Kamel, Manar Mohamed, Sabreen Ahmed
AIM: One of the major obstacles that male diabetics may confront is sub-infertility and infertility. Thus the present study aims at investigating the role of co-administration of metformin and zinc (Zn) on the testes of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male albino rats were randomly divided into four groups: Control group; Diabetic non treated group; Diabetic + Metformin group, in which diabetic rats were treated by metformin 250 mg/kg orally once daily for 4 weeks; Diabetic + Metformin+ Zn group, in which diabetic rats treated for 4 weeks by metformin in combination with Zn 10mg/kg, orally once daily...
May 4, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720615/characterizing-the-role-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-signaling-in-the-development-of-embryonic-ventricular-conduction-system
#18
Arun Govindapillai, Adam Hotchkiss, Mark Baguma-Nibasheka, Robert A Rose, Lucile Miquerol, Oliver Smithies, Nobuyo Maeda, Kishore B S Pasumarthi
Patients born with congenital heart defects frequently encounter arrhythmias due to defects in the ventricular conduction system (VCS) development. Although recent studies identified transcriptional networks essential for the heart development, there is scant information on the mechanisms regulating VCS development. Based on the association of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) expression with VCS forming regions, it was reasoned that ANP could play a critical role in differentiation of cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) and cardiomyocytes (CMs) toward a VCS cell lineage...
May 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717772/connexin-43-reduces-susceptibility-to-sympathetic-atrial-fibrillation
#19
Beibei Luo, Yifei Yan, Zhiyu Zeng, Zhengnan Zhang, Haide Liu, Hao Liu, Jinyi Li, Weiqiang Huang, Jiangtao Wu, Yan He
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia reported in clinical practice. Connexin 43 (Cx43) is a member of the connexin protein family, which serves important roles in signal transduction in vivo. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of Cx43 in the induction and maintenance of atrial fibrillation by using an animal model of sympathomimetic atrial fibrillation. Cx43 was successfully knocked down in the myocardium with gene‑specific small interfering (si)RNA via lentiviral infection...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710868/knockout-of-pannexin-1-induces-hearing-loss
#20
Jin Chen, Chun Liang, Liang Zong, Yan Zhu, Hong-Bo Zhao
Mutations of gap junction connexin genes induce a high incidence of nonsyndromic hearing loss. Pannexin genes also encode gap junctional proteins in vertebrates. Recent studies demonstrated that Pannexin-1 (Panx1) deficiency in mice and mutation in humans are also associated with hearing loss. So far, several Panx1 knockout (KO) mouse lines were established. In general, these Panx1 KO mouse lines demonstrate consistent phenotypes in most aspects, including hearing loss. However, a recent study reported that a Panx1 KO mouse line, which was created by Genentech Inc...
April 30, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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