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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334417/pharmacovigilance-database-search-discloses-clc-k-channels-as-a-novel-target-of-the-at1-receptor-blockers-valsartan-and-olmesartan
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Paola Imbrici, Domenico Tricarico, Giuseppe Felice Mangiatordi, Orazio Nicolotti, Marcello Diego Lograno, Diana Conte, Antonella Liantonio
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Human ClC-K chloride channels are highly attractive targets for drug discovery for their physiological role and association with genetic disorders. These channels are pivotal in the kidney as they control chloride reabsorption and water diuresis. In addition, loss-of-function mutations of CLCKNB and BSND genes cause Bartter's syndrome (BS), whereas CLCNKA and CLCKNB gain-of-function polymorphisms predispose to a rare form of salt sensitive hypertension. Both disorders lack a personalized therapy that is in most cases only symptomatic...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300155/volume-sensitive-outwardly-rectifying-chloride-channel-blockers-protect-against-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocytes-via-autophagy-activation
#2
Lin Wang, Mingzhi Shen, Xiaowang Guo, Bo Wang, Yuesheng Xia, Ning Wang, Qian Zhang, Lintao Jia, Xiaoming Wang
Hyperglycemia is a well-characterized contributing factor for cardiac dysfunction and heart failure among diabetic patients. Apoptosis of cardiomyocytes plays a major role during the onset and pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). Nonetheless, the molecular machinery underlying hyperglycemia-induced cardiac damage and cell death remains elusive. In the present study, we found that chloride channel blockers, 4,4'-diisothiocya-natostilbene-2,2'- disulfonic acid (DIDS) and 4-(2-butyl-6,7-dichlor-2-cyclopentyl-indan-1-on-5-yl) oxybutyric acid (DCPIB), inhibited high glucose-activated volume-sensitive outwardly rectifying (VSOR) Cl(-) channel and improved the viability of cardiomyocytes...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280458/jmv5656-a-novel-derivative-of-tlqp-21-triggers-the-activation-of-a-calcium-dependent-potassium-outward-current-in-microglial-cells
#3
Ilaria Rivolta, Anna Binda, Laura Molteni, Laura Rizzi, Elena Bresciani, Roberta Possenti, Jean-Alain Fehrentz, Pascal Verdié, Jean Martinez, Robert J Omeljaniuk, Vittorio Locatelli, Antonio Torsello
TLQP-21 (TLQPPASSRRRHFHHALPPAR) is a multifunctional peptide that is involved in the control of physiological functions, including feeding, reproduction, stress responsiveness, and general homeostasis. Despite the huge interest in TLQP-21 biological activity, very little is known about its intracellular mechanisms of action. In microglial cells, TLQP-21 stimulates increases of intracellular Ca(2+) that may activate functions, including proliferation, migration, phagocytosis and production of inflammatory molecules...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274876/hypotonic-stress-promotes-atp-release-reactive-oxygen-species-production-and-cell-proliferation-via-trpv4-activation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-rat-synovial-fibroblasts
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Fen Hu, Zhenhai Hui, Wei Wei, Jianyu Yang, Ziyuan Chen, Bu Guo, Fulin Xing, Xinzheng Zhang, Leiting Pan, Jingjun Xu
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and systemic autoimmune-disease with complex and unclear etiology. Hypotonicity of synovial fluid is a typical characteristic of RA, which may play pivotal roles in RA pathogenesis. In this work, we studied the responses of RA synovial fibroblasts to hypotonic stress in vitro and further explored the underlying mechanisms. Data showed that hyposmotic solutions significantly triggered increases in cytosolic calcium concentration ([Ca(2+)]c) of synoviocytes. Subsequently, it caused rapid release of ATP, as well as remarkable production of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
March 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257396/maxi-anion-channels-play-a-key-role-in-glutamate-induced-atp-release-from-mouse-astrocytes-in-primary-culture
#5
Bin Zhao, Li Gu, Kaixi Liu, Mingming Zhang, Hongtao Liu
Astrocytes are an abundant source of ATP, which might be released from the cytosol into extracellular spaces under various conditions and even affect cell fate under some circumstances. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the pathway(s) contributing toward glutamate-induced ATP release from mouse astrocytes. Firstly, our study of cultured astrocytes showed marked ATP release in response to stimuli of glutamate at different concentrations (0.1-1 mM), with an interesting bimodal distribution in time course...
March 2, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255270/activated-clc-2-inhibits-p-akt-to-repress-myelination-in-gdm-newborn-rats
#6
Feixiang He, Yuchen Peng, Zhi Yang, Zilu Ge, Yanping Tian, Teng Ma, Hongli Li
This study aims to investigate the effect and mechanism of type 2 voltage-gated chloride channel (ClC-2) on myelin development of newborn rats' cerebral white matter with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). In this study, GDM model was induced in late pregnant rat model. The alteration of ClC-2 expression in various developmental stages of cerebral white matter with/without being exposed to high glucose was analyzed using RT-PCR, active oxygen detection, TUNEL staining, Western Blot as well as immuno-histochemical staining...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217875/mechanisms-of-pruritogen-induced-activation-of-itch-nerves-in-isolated-mouse-skin
#7
F Ru, H Sun, D Jurcakova, R A Herbstsomer, J Meixong, X Dong, B J Undem
Chloroquine (CQ) and histamine are pruritogens commonly used to study itch in the mouse. A novel skin-nerve preparation was used to evaluate chloroquine (CQ)- and histamine- induced activation of afferent nerves in the dorsal thoracic skin of the mouse. All CQ sensitive nerves were C-fibres, and were also sensitive to histamine. The response to CQ, but not histamine, was largely absent in mrgpr cluster Δ -/- mice supporting the hypothesis that CQ evokes itch largely via stimulation of MrgprA3 receptors. The CQ-induced action potential discharge was largely absent in phospholipase Cβ3 knockout animals...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197715/vacuolar-ion-channels-in-the-liverwort-marchantia-polymorpha-influence-of-ion-channel-inhibitors
#8
Mateusz Koselski, Kazimierz Trebacz, Halina Dziubinska
Potassium-permeable slow activating vacuolar channels (SV) and chloride-permeable channels in the vacuole of the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha were characterized in respect to calcium dependence, selectivity, and pharmacology. The patch-clamp method was used in the study of ion channel activity in the vacuoles from the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha. The whole-vacuole recordings allowed simultaneous observation of two types of currents-predominant slow activated currents recorded at positive voltages and fast activated currents recorded at negative voltages...
February 14, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161542/vasorelaxation-effect-of-glycyrrhizae-uralensis-through-the-endothelium-dependent-pathway
#9
Chu Shan Tan, Yung Sing Ch'ng, Yean Chun Loh, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Mariam Ahmad, Mun Fei Yam
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Glycyrrhiza uralensis (G. uralensis) is one of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and serves as an envoy medicinal. Since G. uralensis plays a major role in the anti-hypertensive TCM formulae, we believe that G. uralensis might possess vasorelaxation activity. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study is designed to investigate the vasorelaxation effect of G. uralensis from various extracts and to study its pharmacology effect...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161538/chloride-channel-clc-2-enhances-intestinal-epithelial-tight-junction-barrier-function-via-regulation-of-caveolin-1-and-caveolar-trafficking-of-occludin
#10
Prashant K Nighot, Lana Leung, Thomas Y Ma
Previous studies have demonstrated that the chloride channel ClC-2 plays a critical role in intestinal epithelial tight junction (TJ) barrier function via intracellular trafficking of TJ protein occludin. To study the mechanism of ClC-2-mediated TJ barrier function and intracellular trafficking of occludin, we established ClC-2 over-expressing Caco-2 cell line (Caco-2(CLCN2)) by full length ClC-2 ORF transfection. ClC-2 over-expression (Caco-2(CLCN2)) significantly enhanced TJ barrier (increased TER by ≥2 times and reduced inulin flux by 50%) compared to control Caco-2(pEZ) cells...
March 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125813/signal-transduction-underlying-the-inhibitory-mechanism-of-fluoxetine-on-electrical-field-stimulation-response-in-rat-ileal-smooth-muscle
#11
Phyu Phyu Khin, Tin Sandar Zaw, Uy Dong Sohn
Fluoxetine (FLX), a well-known antidepressant drug under the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, exerts its action by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin selectively. In some studies, it has been demonstrated that FLX relaxes the intestinal smooth muscle. In this study, we aimed at studying the signal transduction pathway underlying the muscle relaxation effect of FLX on electrically stimulated rat ileal muscle contraction. To investigate the possible mechanism involved, various antagonists were used...
January 27, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071216/disinhibition-of-the-rat-prelimbic-cortex-promotes-serotonergic-activation-of-the-dorsal-raphe-nucleus-and-panicolytic-like-behavioral-effects
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Paula Sm Yamashita, Ailton Spiacci, James E Hassel, Christopher A Lowry, Helio Zangrossi
Several studies have shown that serotonin plays a dual role in the modulation of defensive behaviors related to anxiety and panic. A major source of serotonergic projections to limbic structures responsible for this modulation is the dorsal raphe nucleus (DR). Anatomical studies indicate that the prelimbic (PL) cortex sends dense glutamatergic projections to the DR, leading to stimulation or inhibition of serotonin release in structures innervated by the DR. The objective of the present study was to investigate if GABAergic disinhibition of the PL by means of local administration of picrotoxin (PIC), a chloride channel blocker, can affect serotonergic tone and the expression of defensive behaviors related to anxiety and panic...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040564/role-of-potassium-channels-in-chlorogenic-acid-induced-apoptotic-volume-decrease-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-candida-albicans
#13
JiEun Yun, Dong Gun Lee
BACKGROUND: Chlorogenic acid (CRA) is an abundant phenolic compound in the human diet. CRA has a potent antifungal effect, inducing cell death in Candida albicans. However, there are no further studies to investigate the antifungal mechanism of CRA, associated with ion channels. METHODS: To evaluate the inhibitory effects on CRA-induced cell death, C. albicans cells were pretreated with potassium and chloride channel blockers, separately. Flow cytometry was carried out to detect several hallmarks of apoptosis, such as cell cycle arrest, caspase activation, and DNA fragmentation, after staining of the cells with SYTOX green, FITC-VAD-FMK, and TUNEL...
March 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027400/elevated-intracellular-na-concentrations-in-developing-spinal-neurons
#14
Casie Lindsly, Carlos Gonzalez-Islas, Peter Wenner
Over 25 years ago it was first reported that intracellular chloride levels (Cl(-)in ) were higher in developing neurons than in maturity. This finding has had significant implications for understanding the excitability of developing networks and recognizing the underlying causes of hyperexcitability associated with disease and neural injury. While there is some evidence that intracellular sodium levels (Na(+)in ) change during the development of non-neural cells, it has largely been assumed that Na(+)in is the same in developing and mature neurons...
March 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011945/orexin-a-modulates-ins-1e-cell-proliferation-and-insulin-secretion-via-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-and-transient-receptor-potential-channels
#15
M Skrzypski, N Khajavi, S Mergler, M Billert, D Szczepankiewicz, T Wojciechowicz, K W Nowak, M Z Strowski
Orexins A (OXA) and B (OXB) control energy homeostasis by regulating food intake, energy expenditure and sleep-wake cycle. Several studies showed that OXA stimulates insulin secretion and proliferation of beta cells. However, mechanisms of action are still not well understood. Here, we investigated whether ERK and transient receptor potential channels (TRPs) play a role in mediating the effect of OXA on cell growth, insulin production, and secretion using the established INS-1E cell line. Cell proliferation was measured using BrdU assay...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999941/extracellular-phosphates-enhance-activities-of-voltage-gated-proton-channels-and-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-murine-osteoclast-like-cells
#16
Guangshuai Li, Katsuyuki Miura, Miyuki Kuno
Osteoclasts are highly differentiated bone-resorbing cells and play a significant role in bone remodelling. In the resorption pit, inorganic phosphate (Pi) concentrations increase because of degradation of hydroxyapatite. We studied effects of extracellular Pi on voltage-gated H(+) channels in osteoclast-like cells derived from a macrophage cell line (RAW264). Extracellular Pi (1.25-20 mM) increased the H(+) channel currents dose dependently and reversibly. The Pi-induced increases were attenuated by removal of extracellular Na(+) and by phosphonoformic acid, a blocker of Na(+)-dependent Pi transporters...
December 21, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989677/salt-controls-feeding-decisions-in-a-blood-sucking-insect
#17
Gina Pontes, Marcos H Pereira, Romina B Barrozo
Salts are necessary for maintaining homeostatic conditions within the body of all living organisms. Like with all essential nutrients, deficient or excessive ingestion of salts can result in adverse health effects. The taste system is a primary sensory modality that helps animals to make adequate feeding decisions in terms of salt consumption. In this work we show that sodium and potassium chloride salts modulate the feeding behavior of Rhodnius prolixus in a concentration-dependent manner. Feeding is only triggered by an optimal concentration of any of these salts (0...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984129/aluminum-exposure-for-one-hour-decreases-vascular-reactivity-in-conductance-and-resistance-arteries-in-rats
#18
Patrícia Medeiros Schmidt, Alyne Goulart Escobar, João Guilherme Dini Torres, Caroline Silveira Martinez, Danize Aparecida Rizzetti, Simone Noremberg Kunz, Dalton Valentim Vassallo, María Jesús Alonso, Franck Maciel Peçanha, Giulia Alessandra Wiggers
AIMS: Aluminum (Al) is an important environmental contaminant; however, there are not enough evidences of Al-induced cardiovascular dysfunction. We investigated the effects of acute exposure to aluminum chloride (AlCl3) on blood pressure, vascular reactivity and oxidative stress. METHODS AND RESULTS: Male Wistar rats were divided into two groups: Untreated: vehicle (ultrapure water, ip) and AlCl3: single dose of AlCl3 (100mg/kg,ip). Concentration-response curves to phenylephrine in the absence and presence of endothelium, the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor L-NAME, the potassium channels blocker tetraethylammonium, and the NADPH oxidase inhibitor apocynin were performed in segments from aortic and mesenteric resistance arteries...
October 27, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940997/real-time-label-free-detection-of-local-exocytosis-outside-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-using-laser-tweezers-raman-spectroscopy
#19
Rui-Qiong Luo, Fang Wei, Shu-Shi Huang, Yue-Ming Jiang, Shan-Lei Zhang, Wen-Qing Mo, Hong Liu, Xi Rong
The examination of insulin (Ins) exocytosis at the single-cell level by conventional methods, such as electrophysiological approaches, total internal reflection imaging, and two-photon imaging technology, often requires an invasive microelectrode puncture or label. In this study, high concentrations of glucose and potassium chloride were used to stimulate β cell Ins exocytosis, while low concentrations of glucose and calcium channel blockers served as the blank and negative control, respectively. Laser tweezers Raman spectroscopy (LTRS) was used to capture the possible Raman scattering signal from a local zone outside of the cell edge...
March 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940219/anoctamin2-tmem16b-forms-the-ca-2-activated-cl-channel-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium
#20
Susanne Keckeis, Nadine Reichhart, Christophe Roubeix, Olaf Strauß
Chloride channels (Cl channels) play an essential role for the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). They provide a plasma membrane conductance for Cl(-) important for transepithelial transport and volume regulation. Ca(2+)-dependent chloride channels (CaCC) in the RPE were found to adapt Cl(-) transport to specific needs by increasing intracellular free Ca(2+). Although a variety of Cl channels have been identified in the RPE, the molecular identity of the CaCC remains controversial. Sagittal sections of mouse retina were stained against anoctamin2 (Ano2) and analyzed by confocal microscopy...
December 8, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
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