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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646163/aldosterone-modulates-the-association-between-ncc-and-enac
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Brandi M Wynne, Abinash C Mistry, Otor Al-Khalili, Rickta Mallick, Franziska Theilig, Douglas C Eaton, Robert S Hoover
Distal sodium transport is a final step in the regulation of blood pressure. As such, understanding how the two main sodium transport proteins, the thiazide-sensitive sodium chloride cotransporter (NCC) and the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), are regulated is paramount. Both are expressed in the late distal nephron; however, no evidence has suggested that these two sodium transport proteins interact. Recently, we established that these two sodium transport proteins functionally interact in the second part of the distal nephron (DCT2)...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642338/cellular-distribution-and-function-of-ion-channels-involved-in-transport-processes-in-rat-tracheal-epithelium
#2
Anne Hahn, Johannes Faulhaber, Lalita Srisawang, Andreas Stortz, Johanna J Salomon, Marcus A Mall, Stephan Frings, Frank Möhrlen
Transport of water and electrolytes in airway epithelia involves chloride-selective ion channels, which are controlled either by cytosolic Ca(2+) or by cAMP The contributions of the two pathways to chloride transport differ among vertebrate species. Because rats are becoming more important as animal model for cystic fibrosis, we have examined how Ca(2+)- dependent and cAMP- dependent Cl(-) secretion is organized in the rat tracheal epithelium. We examined the expression of the Ca(2+)-gated Cl(-) channel anoctamin 1 (ANO1), the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) Cl(-) channel, the epithelial Na(+) channel ENaC, and the water channel aquaporin 5 (AQP5) in rat tracheal epithelium...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640808/transmembrane-helical-interactions-in-the-cftr-channel-pore
#3
Jhuma Das, Andrei A Aleksandrov, Liying Cui, Lihua He, John R Riordan, Nikolay V Dokholyan
Mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene affect CFTR protein biogenesis or its function as a chloride channel, resulting in dysregulation of epithelial fluid transport in the lung, pancreas and other organs in cystic fibrosis (CF). Development of pharmaceutical strategies to treat CF requires understanding of the mechanisms underlying channel function. However, incomplete 3D structural information on the unique ABC ion channel, CFTR, hinders elucidation of its functional mechanism and correction of cystic fibrosis causing mutants...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635673/toxicity-of-naphthalene-and-benzene-on-tribollium-castaneum-herbst
#4
Nerlis Pajaro-Castro, Karina Caballero-Gallardo, Jesus Olivero-Verbel
Naphthalene and benzene are widely-used volatile organic compounds. The aim of this research was to examine the toxicological effects of naphthalene and benzene against Tribolium castaneum as an animal model. Adult insects were exposed to these aromatic compounds to assess mortality after 4-48 h of exposure. The lethal concentration 50 (LC50) for naphthalene, naphthalin, and benzene were 63.6 µL/L, 20.0 µL/L, and 115.9 µL/L in air, respectively. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis revealed expression changes in genes related to oxidative stress and metabolism [Glutathione S-Transferase (Gst), and Cytochrome P450 6BQ8 (Cyp6bq8)]; reproduction and metamorphosis [Hormone receptor in 39-like protein (Hr39), Ecdysone receptor: (Ecr), and Chitin synthase 2 (Chs2)]; and neurotransmission [Histamine-gated chloride channel 2 (Hiscl2)] in insects exposed for 4 h to 70...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633068/multi-electrode-system-for-measurement-of-transmembrane-ion-fluxes-through-living-epithelial-cells
#5
Mirosław Zając, Andrzej Lewenstam, Krzysztof Dolowy
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal human genetic disease. It is caused by the defect in a single anion channel protein which affects ion and water transport across the epithelial tissue. A flat multi-electrode platform of diameter 12mm, allowing for measurement of four ions: sodium, potassium, hydrogen and chloride by exchangeable/replaceable ion-selective electrodes is described. The measurement is possible owing to the architecture of the platform which accommodates all the electrodes and inlets/outlets...
June 13, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631282/biosynthesis-of-complex-indole-alkaloids-elucidation-of-the-concise-pathway-of-okaramines
#6
Chen-Yu Lai, Hsiao-Ching Lin, I-Wen Lo, Ranuka T Hewage, Yi-Chen Chen, Chien-Ting Chen, Chi-Fang Lee, Steven Lin, Man-Cheng Tang
The okaramines are a class of complex indole alkaloids isolated from Penicillium and Aspergillus species. Their potent insecticidal activity arises from selectively activating glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCls) in invertebrates, not affecting human ligand-gated anion channels. Okaramines B (1) and D (2) contain a polycyclic skeleton, including an azocine ring and an unprecedented 2-dimethyl-3-methyl-azetidine ring. Due to their complex scaffold, okaramines have inspired many total synthesis efforts, but the enzymology of the okaramine biosynthetic pathway remains unexplored...
June 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628030/a-novel-flexible-cuff-like-microelectrode-for-dual-purpose-acute-and-chronic-electrical-interfacing-with-the-mouse-cervical-vagus-nerve
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April Shawn Caravaca, Téa Tsaava, Laura Goldman, Harold Silverman, Gary Riggott, Sangeeta Chavan, Chad Bouton, Kevin J Tracey, Robert Desimone, Ed Boyden, Harbaljit Singh Sohal, Peder S Olofsson
OBJECTIVE: Neural reflexes establish homeostasis and regulate the immune system. Advances in bioelectronic medicine indicate that electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve can be used to treat inflammatory disease, yet the understanding of neural signals that regulate inflammation is incomplete. Current interfaces with the vagus nerve do not permit effective chronic stimulation or recording in mouse models, which is vital to studying the molecular and neurophysiological mechanisms that control inflammation homeostasis in health and disease...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620305/comparative-effects-of-chloride-channel-inhibitors-on-lrrc8-vrac-mediated-chloride-conductance
#8
Jonas Friard, Michel Tauc, Marc Cougnon, Vincent Compan, Christophe Duranton, Isabelle Rubera
Chloride channels play an essential role in a variety of physiological functions and in human diseases. Historically, the field of chloride channels has long been neglected owing to the lack of powerful selective pharmacological agents that are needed to overcome the technical challenge of characterizing the molecular identities of these channels. Recently, members of the LRRC8 family have been shown to be essential for generating the volume-regulated anion channel (VRAC) current, a chloride conductance that governs the regulatory volume decrease (RVD) process...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618263/relish-the-thought-and-channel-your-chloride-for-bacterial-clearance-depends-on-it
#9
Amanda J Monahan, Neal Silverman
Macrophage-mediated bacterial clearance relies on phagocytic uptake of the pathogen, subsequent phagolysosomal maturation, and microbial degradation. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Wong et al. (2017) report that a chloride transporter couples phagocytosis and bacterial clearance in an NF-κB-mediated feedforward loop, which is required for sustained pathogen uptake.
June 14, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611584/glial-and-neuronal-glutamate-transporters-differ-in-the-na-requirements-for-activation-of-the-substrate-independent-anion-conductance
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Christopher B Divito, Jenna E Borowski, Nathan G Glasgow, Aneysis D Gonzalez-Suarez, Delany Torres-Salazar, Jon W Johnson, Susan G Amara
Excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs) are secondary active transporters of L-glutamate and L- or D-aspartate. These carriers also mediate a thermodynamically uncoupled anion conductance that is gated by Na(+) and substrate binding. The activation of the anion channel by binding of Na(+) alone, however, has only been demonstrated for mammalian EAAC1 (EAAT3) and EAAT4. To date, no difference has been observed for the substrate dependence of anion channel gating between the glial, EAAT1 and EAAT2, and the neuronal isoforms EAAT3, EAAT4 and EAAT5...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611235/improvement-in-exercise-duration-lung-function-and-well-being-in-g551d-cystic-fibrosis-patients-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomised-cross-over-study-with-ivacaftor
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Dominic T Keating, Deirdre Edgeworth, Matthew Ellis, Brenda Button, Elyssa Williams, Denise Clark, Audrey Tierney, Stephane Heritier, Anastase Kotsimbos, John Wilson
G551D , a mutation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, results in impaired chloride channel function in cystic fibrosis (CF) with multiple end-organ manifestations. The effect of ivacaftor, a CFTR-potentiator, on exercise capacity in cystic fibrosis (CF) is unknown. Twenty G551D-CF patients were recruited to a single-centre, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 28-day crossover study of ivacaftor. Variables measured included percentage change from baseline (%Δ) of VO2max (maximal oxygen consumption, primary outcome) during cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), relevant other CPET physiological variables, lung function, BMI, sweat chloride, and disease specific health related quality of life (QOL) measures (CFQ-R and Alfred Wellness (AWEscore))...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606041/mechanisms-of-action-resistance-and-toxicity-of-insecticides-targeting-gaba-receptors
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Steven Buckingham, Makoto Ihara, David B Sattelle, Kazuhiko Matsuda
Ionotropic γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-gated chloride channels belong to the cys-loop superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels (cys-loop LGICs) and mediate fast inhibitory synaptic transmission in the nervous system and at neuromuscular junctions of insects. Insect GABA-gated cation channels have also been described. The sequencing of insect genomes has enhanced our understanding of the subunits that make up GABA receptor gene families of many species, including a genetic model organism (Drosophila melanogaster) as well as pest, vector and beneficial (pollinator) species...
June 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603045/arctigenin-improves-vascular-tone-and-decreases-inflammation-in-human-saphenous-vein
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Armond Daci, Burim Neziri, Shaip Krasniqi, Raif Cavolli, Rame Alaj, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Giangiacomo Beretta
The goal of this study was to test the effects of bioactive phenylpropanoid dibenzylbutyrolactone lignan arctigenin (ATG) in vascular tone. Human bypass graft vessel, from a saphenous vein (SV), were set up in organ bath system and contracted with potassium chloride (KCl, 40mM). Two concentration-response curves of noradrenaline (NE) (10nM-100μM) separated with an incubation period of 30min without (Control) or with ATG (3-100μM) were established. Inhibitors of nitric oxide, prostaglandins, K(+) related channels or calcium influx were used to delineate the molecular mechanisms beyond ATG effects...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603004/ion-channel-signaling-influences-cellular-proliferation-and-phagocyte-activity-during-axolotl-tail-regeneration
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Brandon M Franklin, S Randal Voss, Jeffrey L Osborn
Little is known about the potential for ion channels to regulate cellular behaviors during tissue regeneration. Here, we utilized an amphibian tail regeneration assay coupled with a chemical genetic screen to identify ion channel antagonists that altered critical cellular processes during regeneration. Inhibition of multiple ion channels either partially (anoctamin1/Tmem16a, anoctamin2/Tmem16b, KV2.1, KV2.2, L-type CaV channels and H/K ATPases) or completely (GlyR, GABAAR, KV1.5 and SERCA pumps) inhibited tail regeneration...
June 7, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600880/klotho-lacks-a-fgf23-independent-role-in-mineral-homeostasis
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Olena Andrukhova, Jessica Bayer, Christiane Schüler, Ute Zeitz, Sathish K Murali, Sibel Ada, Jose M Alvarez-Pez, Alina Smorodchenko, Reinhold G Erben
Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived hormone regulating vitamin D hormone production and renal handling of minerals by signaling through a FGF receptor/αKlotho (Klotho) receptor complex. Whether Klotho has FGF23-independent effects on mineral homeostasis is a controversial issue. Here, we aimed to shed more light on this controversy by comparing male and female triple knockout mice with simultaneous deficiency in Fgf23 and Klotho and a nonfunctioning vitamin D receptor (VDR) (Fgf23/Klotho/VDR) with double (Fgf23/VDR, Klotho/VDR, and Fgf23/Klotho) and single Fgf23, Klotho and VDR mutants...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592822/bacterial-sphingomyelinase-is-a-state-dependent-inhibitor-of-the-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-cftr
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B B Stauffer, G Cui, K A Cottrill, D T Infield, N A McCarty
Sphingomyelinase C (SMase) inhibits CFTR chloride channel activity in multiple cell systems, an effect that could exacerbate disease in CF and COPD patients. The mechanism by which sphingomyelin catalysis inhibits CFTR is not known but evidence suggests that it occurs independently of CFTR's regulatory "R" domain. In this study we utilized the Xenopus oocyte expression system to shed light on how CFTR channel activity is reduced by SMase. We found that the pathway leading to inhibition is not membrane delimited and that inhibited CFTR channels remain at the cell membrane, indicative of a novel silencing mechanism...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590059/sympatholytic-effect-of-intravascular-atp-is-independent-of-nitric-oxide-prostaglandins-na-k-atpase-and-kir-channels-in-humans
#17
Christopher M Hearon, Jennifer C Richards, Mathew L Racine, Gary J Luckasen, Dennis G Larson, Michael J Joyner, Frank A Dinenno
Exercise and intravascular ATP elicit vasodilatation that is dependent on activation of inwardly rectifying potassium (KIR ) channels, with a modest reliance on nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandin (PG) synthesis.  Both exercise and intravascular ATP attenuate sympathetic α-adrenergic vasoconstriction (sympatholysis). However, KIR channels, NO, PGs and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase activity are not obligatory to observe sympatholysis during exercise. To further determine similarities between exercise and intravascular ATP, we tested the hypothesis that inhibition of KIR channels, NO and PG synthesis, and Na(+) /K(+) -ATPase, would not alter the ability of ATP to blunt α1 -adrenergic vasoconstriction...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587517/effects-of-low-temperature-pretreatment-on-enhancing-properties-of-refuse-derived-fuel-via-microwave-irradiation
#18
Zhen Liu, Han-Qing Wang, Yue-Yun Zhou, Xiao-Dong Zhang, Jian-Wen Liu
The present study focuses on pretreatment of enhancing the properties of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) via low-temperature microwave irradiation. These improved properties include lower chlorine content, a more porous surface structure and better combustion characteristics. In this study, low-temperature microwave irradiation was carried out in a modified microwave apparatus and the range of temperature was set to be 220-300℃. We found that the microwave absorbability of RDF was enhanced after being partly carbonized...
June 1, 2017: Waste Management & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585036/differential-expression-pattern-of-protein-markers-for-predicting-chemosensitivity-of-dexamethasone-based-chemotherapy-of-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#19
Nasrin Dehghan-Nayeri, Peyman Eshghi, Kourosh Goudarzi Pour, Mostafa Rezaei-Tavirani, Mir Davood Omrani, Ahmad Gharehbaghian
Dexamethasone is considered as a direct chemotherapeutic agent in the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Beside the advantages of the drug, some problems arising from the dose-related side effects are challenging issues during the treatment. Accordingly, the classification of patients to dexamethasone sensitive and resistance groups can help to select optimizing the therapeutic dose with the lowest adverse effects particularly in sensitive cases. For this purpose, we investigated inhibited proliferation and induced cytotoxicity in NALM-6 cells, as sensitive cells, after dexamethasone treatment...
June 5, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581835/development-and-gamma-scintigraphy-evaluation-of-gastro-retentive-calcium-ion-based-oral-formulation-an-innovative-approach-for-the-management-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-gerd
#20
Braj Gaurav Sharma, Kushagra Khanna, Neeraj Kumar, Dhruv K Nishad, Mitra Basu, Aseem Bhatnagar
Calcium chloride is an essential calcium channel agonist which plays an important role in the contraction of muscles by triggering calcium channel. First time hypothesized about its role in the treatment of GER (gastro-oesophageal reflux) and vomiting disorder due to its local action. There are two objectives covered in the present study as first, the development & optimization of floating formulation of calcium chloride and another objective was to evaluated optimized formulation through gamma scintigraphy in human subjects...
June 5, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
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