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Stephanie Häfner, Finn Burg, Martina Kannler, Nicole Urban, Peter Mayer, Alexander Dietrich, Dirk Trauner, Johannes Broichhagen, Michael Schaefer
Natural products have many health benefits and their application can improve the quality of life. Recently, the diterpene (+) larixol and its acetylated congeners demonstrated a selective inhibition of the second messenger-gated cation channel transient receptor potential canonical 6 (TRPC6) over its close isoforms TRPC3 and TRPC7. Building on this knowledge, we expand these findings by chemical diversification of (+)-larixol mostly at position C6. Implementing High-Throughput Ca2+ FLIPR screening assays and electrophysiological patch-clamp recordings, we showcase larixyl N-methylcarbamate, dubbed SH045, as a compound with nanomolar affinity and a 13-fold subtype selectivity over TRPC3 in stably expressing HEK293 cells...
March 9, 2018: ChemMedChem
Jingyu Xu, Yuan Yang, Rui Xie, Jilong Liu, Xubiao Nie, Jiaxing An, Guorong Wen, Xuemei Liu, Hai Jin, Biguang Tuo
Transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) plays an important role in the progression and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), yet the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying this role are not completely understood. In this study, we investigated the roles of Na+/Ca2+ exchanger 1 (NCX1) and canonical transient receptor potential channel 6 (TRPC6) in regulating TGFβ in human HCC. In HepG2 and Huh7 cells, TGFβ stimulated intracellular Ca2+ increases through NCX1 and TRPC6 and induced the formation of a TRPC6/NCX1 molecular complex...
March 2, 2018: Cancer Research
Jun Wu, Daniel Ryskamp, Lutz Birnbaumer, Ilya Bezprozvanny
BACKGROUND: Huntington disease (HD) is a dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by a CAG repeat expansion in the huntingtin gene. We previously discovered that mutant Huntingtin sensitizes type 1 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (InsP3R1) to InsP3. This causes calcium leakage from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and a compensatory increase in neuronal store-operated calcium (nSOC) entry. We previously demonstrated that supranormal nSOC leads to synaptic loss in striatal medium spiny neurons (MSNs) in YAC128 HD mice...
2018: Journal of Huntington's Disease
Carolin Schulz, Nikolas Fritz, Thomas Sommer, Karel Krofta, Kristina Friedland, Monika Pischetsrieder
Beta-bitter acids of hops (lupulones) revealed sedative and antidepressant-like effects in animal studies. Transformation of β-acids during beer brewing leads to the formation of tricyclic transformation products, which have a close structural analogy to hyperforin. The latter compound is responsible for the antidepressant activity of St. John's wort by activation of TRPC6 cation channels in neuronal-like cells leading to Ca2+ influx. In this study, nortricyclolupones, dehydrotricyclolupones, and tricyclolupones were isolated from a wort-boiling model and their structures were elucidated by UHPLC-DAD, UHPLC-ESI- -MS/MS and 1D/2D-NMR spectroscopy...
June 30, 2018: Food Chemistry
Baoping Zhou, Yange Wang, Chunlei Zhang, Guolin Yang, Fan Zhang, Boyang Yu, Chengzhi Chai, Zhengyu Cao
Two new acylated β-hydroxynitrile glycosides, ribemansides A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the aerial parts of Ribes manshuricum. Their structures were elucidated by comprehensive spectroscopic analysis. Ribemansides A and B inhibited transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1)-induced expression of α-smooth muscle actin, fibronectin release, and changes in cell morphology in the human proximal tubular epithelial cell line (human kidney-2, HK-2). Further biological evaluation demonstrated that both 1 and 2 inhibit the activity of canonical transient receptor potential cation channel 6 (TRPC6), with IC50 values of 24...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
Xing-Wei Yang, Robert B Grossman, Gang Xu
Polycyclic polyprenylated acylphloroglucinols (PPAPs) are a class of hybrid natural products sharing the mevalonate/methylerythritol phosphate and polyketide biosynthetic pathways and showing considerable structure and bioactivity diversity. This review discusses the progress of research into the chemistry and biological activity of 421 natural PPAPs in the past 11 years as well as in-depth studies of biological activities and total synthesis of some PPAPs isolated before 2006. We created an online database of all PPAPs known to date at http://www...
February 20, 2018: Chemical Reviews
Jessica Morand, Claire Arnaud, Jean-Louis Pepin, Diane Godin-Ribuot
We investigated the effects of intermittent hypoxia (IH), such as that encountered in severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, on the development and severity of myocardial ischemia-related ventricular arrhythmias. Rats were exposed to 14 days of IH (30 s at 5%O 2 and 30 s at 21%O 2 , 8 h·day -1 ) or normoxia (N, similar air-air cycles) and submitted to a 30-min coronary ligature. Arterial blood pressure (BP) and ECG were recorded for power spectral analysis, ECG interval measurement and arrhythmia quantification...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Xi He, Shanshan Song, Ramon J Ayon, Angela Balisterieri, Stephen M Black, Ayako Makino, W Gil Wier, Wei-Jin Zang, Jason X-J Yuan
Ca2+ signaling, particularly the mechanism via store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) and receptor-operated Ca2+ entry (ROCE), plays a critical role in the development of acute hypoxia-induced pulmonary vasoconstriction and chronic hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that chronic hypoxia differentially regulates the expression of proteins that mediate SOCE and ROCE (STIM, Orai, and TRPC6) in pulmonary (PASMC) and coronary (CASMC) artery smooth muscle cells. The resting cytosolic [Ca2+] ([Ca2+]cyt) and the stored [Ca2+] in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) were not different in CASMC and PASMC...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Shan Cao, Yun-Guang Liu
Transient receptor potential cation channel 6 (TRPC6) is a member of the transient receptor superfamily encoded by the TRPC6 gene and is widely expressed in tissues and organs of the human body, especially in the glomerular podocytes. TRPC6 interacts with various slit diaphragm (SD) proteins including podocin, nephrin, ACTN4, and CD2AP to maintain the normal structure and function of glomerular podocytes. Foot process fusion caused by podocyte damage due to various factors is the most important morphological change in kidney disease...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Dongyan Wu, Haitao Yang, Stacey J Winham, Yanina Natanzon, Devin C Koestler, Tiane Luo, Brooke L Fridley, Ellen L Goode, Yanbo Zhang, Yuehua Cui
Epigenetic factors and consumption of alcohol, which suppresses DNA methylation, may influence the development and progression of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). However, there is a lack of understanding whether these factors interact to affect the EOC risk. In this study, we aimed to gain insight into this relationship by identifying leukocyte-derived DNA methylation markers acting as potential mediators of alcohol-associated EOC. We implemented a causal inference test (CIT) and the VanderWeele and Vansteelandt multiple mediator model to examine CpG sites that mediate the association between alcohol consumption and EOC risk...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
Gerald Thiel, Andrea Lesch, Sandra Rubil, Tobias M Backes, Oliver G Rössler
Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels belong to a heterogeneous superfamily of cation channels that are involved in the regulation of numerous biological functions, including regulation of Ca2+ and glucose homeostasis, tumorigenesis, temperature, and pain sensation. To understand the functions of TRP channels, their associated intracellular signaling pathways and molecular targets have to be identified on the cellular level. Stimulation of TRP channels frequently induces an influx of Ca2+ ions into the cells and the subsequent activation of protein kinases...
2018: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
Yanqin Fu, Chongxian Wang, Dongming Zhang, Yaping Xin, Jun Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Xiaojing Chu
Although TRPC6 expression is shown to be significantly elevated in a rat model diabetic nephropathy (DN), its expression and role in human DN are unclear. We thus explored the role of TRPC6 in the pathophysiology of tubular epithelial cell injury following DN. HK-2 cells were cultured in a high-glucose medium to induce a DN cell model. Ad-TRPC6 and TRP6 siRNA were transfected to overexpress and knock down TRPC6. We found that TRPC6 expression was significantly upregulated in DN tissues and cells. TRPC6 siRNA inhibited cell proliferation and promoted cell apoptosis in HK-2 cells treated with high glucose, whereas Ad-TRPC6 showed the opposite effect...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Immunology
Trese Leinders-Zufall, Ursula Storch, Katherin Bleymehl, Michael Mederos Y Schnitzler, James A Frank, David B Konrad, Dirk Trauner, Thomas Gudermann, Frank Zufall
Diacylglycerol-sensitive transient receptor potential (TRP) channels play crucial roles in a wide variety of biological processes and systems, but their activation mechanism is not well understood. We describe an optical toolkit by which activation and deactivation of these ion channels can be controlled with unprecedented speed and precision through light stimuli. We show that the photoswitchable diacylglycerols PhoDAG-1 and PhoDAG-3 enable rapid photoactivation of two DAG-sensitive TRP channels, Trpc2 and TRPC6, upon stimulation with UV-A light, whereas exposure to blue light terminates channel activation...
December 6, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
Dariia O Dryn, Mariia I Melnyk, Lina T Al Kury, Yuriy I Prylutskyy, Uwe Ritter, Alexander V Zholos
The effect of water-soluble pristine C60 fullerene nanoparticles (C60NPs) on receptor-operated cation channels formed by TRPC4/C6 proteins in ileal smooth muscle cells was investigated for the first time. Activation of these channels subsequent to acetylcholine binding to the expressed in these cells M2 and M3 muscarinic receptors represents the key event in the parasympathetic control of gastrointestinal smooth muscle motility and cholinergic excitation-contraction coupling. Experiments were performed on single collagenase-dispersed mouse ileal myocytes using patch-clamp techniques with symmetrical 125mM Cs+ solutions and [Ca2+]i 'clamped' at 100nM in order to isolate the muscarinic cation current (mICAT)...
December 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
Ke-Qiang He, Wei-Zu Li, Xiao-Qing Chai, Yan-Yan Yin, Yan Jiang, Wei-Ping Li
Diabetic patients are able to manage their blood glucose with exogenous insulin but, ultimately, remain at risk of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Long‑term use of insulin may lead to iatrogenic hyperinsulinemia, which has been suggested to cause kidney injury. However, there are no effective interventions for iatrogenic hyperinsulinemia leading to kidney damage. In the present paper, the hypothesis that astragaloside IV (AS‑IV), a novel saponin purified from Astragalus membranaceus (Fisch) Bunge, may prevent DN in iatrogenic hyperinsulinemic diabetic rats through antioxidative and anti‑inflammatory mechanisms was investigated...
February 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Aleksandra Sadowska, Ermioni Touli, Wolfgang Hitzl, Helen Greutert, Stephen J Ferguson, Karin Wuertz-Kozak, Oliver N Hausmann
PURPOSE: To investigate and compare the occurrence of inflammatory processes in the sites of disc degeneration in the lumbar and cervical spine by a gene array and subsequent qPCR and to investigate the mechanistic involvement of transient receptor potential channels TRPC6 and TRPV4. METHODS: The gene expression of inflammatory cytokines and TRP channels was measured in human disc samples obtained from patients undergoing discectomy at the cervical (n = 24) or lumbar (n = 27) spine for degenerative disc disease (DDD) and disc herniation (DH) and analyzed for differences with regard to spinal level, IVD degeneration grade, Modic grade, age, sex, disc region and surgical extent...
March 2018: European Spine Journal
Dariia Dryn, Jialie Luo, Mariia Melnyk, Alexander Zholos, Hongzhen Hu
Gastrointestinal tract motility may be demoted significantly after surgery operations at least in part due to anaesthetic agents, but there is no comprehensive explanation of the molecular mechanism(s) of such adverse effects. Anesthetics are known to interact with various receptors and ion channels including several subtypes of transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. Two members of the canonical subfamily of TRP channels (TRPC), TRPC4 and TRPC6 are Ca2+ -permeable cation channels involved in visceral smooth muscle contractility induced by acetylcholine, the primary excitatory neurotransmitter in the gut...
February 5, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
Heaseung Sophia Chung, Grace E Kim, Ronald J Holewinski, Vidya Venkatraman, Guangshuo Zhu, Djahida Bedja, David A Kass, Jennifer E Van Eyk
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked disorder with dystrophin loss that results in skeletal and cardiac muscle weakening and early death. Loss of the dystrophin-sarcoglycan complex delocalizes nitric oxide synthase (NOS) to alter its signaling, and augments mechanosensitive intracellular Ca2+ influx. The latter has been coupled to hyperactivation of the nonselective cation channel, transient receptor potential canonical channel 6 (Trpc6), in isolated myocytes. As Ca2+ also activates NOS, we hypothesized that Trpc6 would help to mediate nitric oxide (NO) dysregulation and that this would be manifest in increased myocardial S-nitrosylation, a posttranslational modification increasingly implicated in neurodegenerative, inflammatory, and muscle disease...
December 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Li-Fen Zhou, Qing-Zi Chen, Chun-Tao Yang, Zhao-Di Fu, Shen-Ting Zhao, Yan Chen, Shu-Ni Li, Li Liao, Yu-Bo Zhou, Jian-Rong Huang, Jian-Hua Li
Transient receptor potential canonical (TRPC) channels are currently an emerging target for airway disorders. Recent evidences have indicated that TRPC6 as a member of the TRPC family plays an important role in airway inflammation, but its precise function in bronchial epithelial cells remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of TRPC6 in TLR4-mediated inflammation in human bronchial epithelial cells stimulated by endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, LPS). Hyp9 is a simplified phloroglucinol derivative of Hyperforin which highly selective activates TRPC6 channels...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
Zhengkai Shao, Lijun Wang, Shuang Liu, Xuefeng Wang
BACKGROUND To explore the theoretical basis for protecting the brain from ischemic stroke with tetramethylpyrazine, we studied whether and how tetramethylpyrazine could protect neurons against the oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced death and whether transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily C, member 6 (TRPC6) was involved. MATERIAL AND METHODS Primary rat cortical neurons were cultured and an OGD model was established in the presence or absence of tetramethylpyrazine. Neuronal death was assessed by measuring the uptake of membrane-impermeable PI...
November 6, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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