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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432261/ccm2-and-pak4-act-downstream-of-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-signaling-to-promote-cell-spreading
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Koichi Miura, Takashi Nojiri, Yoshiharu Akitake, Koji Ando, Shigetomo Fukuhara, Masahiro Zenitani, Toru Kimura, Jun Hino, Mikiya Miyazato, Hiroshi Hosoda, Kenji Kangawa
Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) is a cardiac hormone released by the atrium in response to stretching forces. Via its receptor, guanylyl cyclase-A (GC-A), ANP maintains cardiovascular homeostasis by exerting diuretic, natriuretic, and hypotensive effects mediated in part by endothelial cells. Both in vivo and in vitro , ANP enhances endothelial barrier function by reducing RhoA activity and reorganizing the actin cytoskeleton. We established mouse endothelial cells that stably express GC-A, and used them to analyze the molecular mechanisms responsible for actin reorganization...
April 21, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428059/the-decreased-growth-performance-and-impaired-immune-function-and-structural-integrity-by-dietary-iron-deficiency-or-excess-are-associated-with-tor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p38mapk-nrf2-and-mlck-signaling-in-head-kidney-spleen-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#2
Yan-Lin Guo, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary iron on the growth, and immune function and structural integrity in head kidney, spleen and skin as well as the underlying signaling of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Total 630 grass carp (242.32 ± 0.58 g) were fed diets containing graded levels of iron at 12.15 (basal diet), 35.38, 63.47, 86.43, 111.09, 136.37 mg/kg (diets 2-6 were added with ferrous fumarate) and 73.50 mg/kg (diet 7 was added with ferrous sulfate) diet for 60 days...
April 18, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427997/distinct-sequences-and-post-translational-modifications-in-cardiac-atrial-and-ventricular-myosin-light-chains-revealed-by-top-down-mass-spectrometry
#3
Zachery R Gregorich, Wenxuan Cai, Ziqing Lin, Albert J Chen, Ying Peng, Takushi Kohmoto, Ying Ge
Myosin is the principal component of the thick filaments that, through interactions with the actin thin filaments, mediates force production during muscle contraction. Myosin is a hexamer, consisting of two heavy chains, each associated with an essential (ELC) and a regulatory (RLC) light chain, which bind the lever-arm of the heavy chain and play important modulatory roles in striated muscle contraction. Nevertheless, a comprehensive assessment of the sequences of the ELC and RLC isoforms, as well as their post-translational modifications, in the heart remains lacking...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427618/effects-of-high-intensity-unltrasound-on-structural-and-physicochemical-properties-of-myosin-from-silver-carp
#4
Ru Liu, Qing Liu, Shanbai Xiong, Yicheng Fu, Liang Chen
Myosin from silver carp was sonicated with varying power output (100, 150, 200 and 250W) for 3, 6, 9, and 12min. The changes in the structure and physicochemical properties of myosin were evaluated by dynamic light scattering, SDS-PAGE and some physicochemical indexes. The ultrasound treatments induced a significant conversion of myosin aggregates to smaller ones with a more uniform distribution, and obvious enhancement in solubility. The structure of myosin was also notably changed by sonication, with a decrease in Ca(2+)-ATPase activity and SH content, and an increase in surface hydrophobicity...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424493/regulation-of-intraocular-pressure-by-microrna-cluster-mir-143-145
#5
Xinyu Li, Fangkun Zhao, Mei Xin, Guorong Li, Coralia Luna, Guigang Li, Qinbo Zhou, Yuguang He, Bo Yu, Eric Olson, Pedro Gonzalez, Shusheng Wang
Glaucoma is a major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which causes optic nerve damage and retinal ganglion cell death, is the primary risk factor for blindness in glaucoma patients. IOP is controlled by the balance between aqueous humor secretion from the ciliary body (CB) and its drainage through the trabecular meshwork (TM). How microRNAs (miRs) regulate IOP and glaucoma in vivo is largely unknown. Here we show that miR-143 and miR-145 expression is enriched in the smooth muscle and trabecular meshwork in the eye...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423017/auxotonic-to-isometric-contraction-transitioning-in-a-beating-heart-causes-myosin-step-size-to-down-shift
#6
Thomas P Burghardt, Xiaojing Sun, Yihua Wang, Katalin Ajtai
Myosin motors in cardiac ventriculum convert ATP free energy to the work of moving blood volume under pressure. The actin bound motor cyclically rotates its lever-arm/light-chain complex linking motor generated torque to the myosin filament backbone and translating actin against resisting force. Previous research showed that the unloaded in vitro motor is described with high precision by single molecule mechanical characteristics including unitary step-sizes of approximately 3, 5, and 8 nm and their relative step-frequencies of approximately 13, 50, and 37%...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411859/cd14-plays-a-protective-role-in-experimental-inflammatory-bowel-disease-by-enhancing-intestinal-barrier-function
#7
Stephanie Buchheister, Manuela Buettner, Marijana Basic, Andreas Noack, Gerhard Breves, Barbara Buchen, Lydia M Keubler, Christoph Becker, André Bleich
Intestinal homeostasis disturbance through intestinal barrier disruption presumably plays a key role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) development. Genetic and candidate gene analyses in an Il10-deficient IBD mouse model system identified Cd14 as a potentially protective candidate gene. The role of Cd14 in colitis development was determined using dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute and an Il10-deficiency-induced chronic model of intestinal inflammation. Intestinal permeability was investigated by fluorescein isothiocyanate-dextran uptake assay, quantitative RT-PCR analysis of tight junction proteins, myosin light chain kinase, and proinflammatory cytokine expression...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406994/neisseria-gonorrhoeae-infects-the-human-endocervix-by-activating-non-muscle-myosin-ii-mediated-epithelial-exfoliation
#8
Liang-Chun Wang, Qian Yu, Vonetta Edwards, Brian Lin, Jessica Qiu, Jerrold R Turner, Daniel C Stein, Wenxia Song
Colonization and disruption of the epithelium is a major infection mechanism of mucosal pathogens. The epithelium counteracts infection by exfoliating damaged cells while maintaining the mucosal barrier function. The sexually transmitted bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) infects the female reproductive tract primarily from the endocervix, causing gonorrhea. However, the mechanism by which GC overcome the mucosal barrier remains elusive. Using a new human tissue model, we demonstrate that GC can penetrate into the human endocervix by inducing the exfoliation of columnar epithelial cells...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405145/acanthopanax-senticosus-polysaccharides-induced-intestinal-tight-junction-injury-alleviation-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mlck-pathway-in-a-mouse-endotoxemia-model
#9
Jie Han, Ji-Hong Li, Guang Bai, Guo-Shun Shen, Jing Chen, Jia-Nan Liu, Shuo Wang, Xian-Jun Liu
AIM: To examine the effects of Acanthopanax senticosus polysaccharides (ASPS) on intestinal tight junction (TJ) disruption and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB)/myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) activation in endotoxemia. METHODS: BALB/C mice (6-8-weeks-old) received continuous intragastric gavage of ASPS for 7 d before injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), or received ASPS once after LPS injection. Blood and intestinal mucosal samples were collected 6 h after LPS challenge...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402705/interaction-of-factor-h-binding-protein-of-streptococcus-suis-with-globotriaosylceramide-promotes-the-development-of-meningitis
#10
Decong Kong, Zhe Chen, Junping Wang, Qingyu Lv, Hua Jiang, Yuling Zheng, Maokai Xu, Xuyu Zhou, Huaijie Hao, Yongqiang Jiang
Streptococcus suis is an important emerging zoonotic agent that causes acute bacterial meningitis in humans with high mortality and morbidity. Our previous work showed that factor H-binding protein (Fhb) contributed to virulence of S. suis, but the role of Fhb in the development of S. suis meningitis remained unclear. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that Fhb contributed to the traversal of S. suis across the human blood-brain barrier by allelic-exchange mutagenesis, complementation and specific antibody blocking studies...
April 12, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396412/endotoxin-induced-autocrine-atp-signaling-inhibits-neutrophil-chemotaxis-through-enhancing-myosin-light-chain-phosphorylation
#11
Xu Wang, Weiting Qin, Xiaohan Xu, Yuyun Xiong, Yisen Zhang, Huafeng Zhang, Bingwei Sun
Although the neutrophil recruitment cascade during inflammation has been well described, the molecular players that halt neutrophil chemotaxis remain unclear. In this study, we found that lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was a potent stop signal for chemotactic neutrophil migration. Treatment with an antagonist of the ATP receptor (P2X1) in primary human neutrophils or knockout of the P2X1 receptor in neutrophil-like differentiated HL-60 (dHL-60) cells recovered neutrophil chemotaxis. Further observations showed that LPS-induced ATP release through connexin 43 (Cx43) hemichannels was responsible for the activation of the P2X1 receptor and the subsequent calcium influx...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391269/rebeccamycin-attenuates-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-myosin-light-chain-kinase-production
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Akihiro Watari, Yuta Sakamoto, Kota Hisaie, Kazuki Iwamoto, Miho Fueta, Kiyohito Yagi, Masuo Kondoh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although proinflammatory cytokine-induced disruption of intestinal epithelial barrier integrity is associated with intestinal inflammatory disease, effective treatment for barrier dysfunction is lacking. Previously, we demonstrated that rebeccamycin alleviates epithelial barrier dysfunction induced by inflammatory cytokines in Caco-2 cell monolayers; however, the underlying mechanism remained unclear. Here, we investigated the mechanism by which rebeccamycin protects the epithelial barrier function of Caco-2 cells exposed to TNF-α...
April 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388691/expression-and-prognostic-significance-of-myl9-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jian-Hua Wang, Lan Zhang, Shu-Ting Huang, Jing Xu, Yun Zhou, Xing-Juan Yu, Rong-Zhen Luo, Zhe-Sheng Wen, Wei-Hua Jia, Min Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Myosin light chain 9 (MYL9) is necessary for cytoskeletal dynamics and experimental metastasis, but its expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has not been addressed. We investigated the expression pattern and clinical significance of MYL9 in patients with ESCC. METHODS: We examined MYL9 expression using quantitative real-time PCR and western blotting in NE1 immortalized esophageal epithelial cells, ESCC cell lines, and paired ESCC tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387646/unfair-competition-governs-the-interaction-of-pcpi-17-with-myosin-phosphatase-pp1-mypt1
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Joshua J Filter, Byron C Williams, Masumi Eto, David Shalloway, Michael L Goldberg
The small phosphoprotein pCPI-17 inhibits myosin light chain phosphatase (MLCP). Current models postulate that during muscle relaxation, phosphatases other than MLCP dephosphorylate and inactivate pCPI-17 to restore MLCP activity. We show here that such hypotheses are insufficient to account for the observed rapidity of pCPI-17 inactivation in mammalian smooth muscles. Instead, MCLP itself is the critical enzyme for pCPI-17 dephosphorylation. We call the mutual sequestration mechanism through which pCPI-17 and MLCP interact inhibition by unfair competition: MLCP protects pCPI-17 from other phosphatases, while pCPI-17 blocks other substrates from MLCP's active site...
April 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386357/fasudil-inhibits-proliferation-and-collagen-synthesis-and-induces-apoptosis-of-human-fibroblasts-derived-from-urethral-scar-via-the-rho-rock-signaling-pathway
#15
Ning Xu, Shao-Hao Chen, Gen-Yi Qu, Xiao-Dong Li, Wen Lin, Xue-Yi Xue, Yun-Zhi Lin, Qing-Shui Zheng, Yong Wei
Fasudil has shown antifibrotic effects in various fibrotic diseases. However, its effects on human urethral fibroblasts are unknown. This study evaluated the effects of fasudil on cellular proliferation, migration, apoptosis, and collagen synthesis in human fibroblasts derived from urethral scar tissues. Human urethral scar fibroblasts were cultured by explant and incubated for 24 h or 48 h with fasudil (12.5, 25, 50 µmol/L) with or without transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1, 10 ng/mL), or left untreated (control)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385814/tnf%C3%AE-enhances-force-generation-in-airway-smooth-muscle
#16
Murat Dogan, Young-Soo Han, Philippe F Delmotte, Gary C Sieck
Airway inflammation is a hallmark of asthma triggering airway smooth muscle (ASM) hyperreactivity and airway remodeling. TNFα increases both agonist-induced cytosolic Ca(2+) concentration and force in ASM. The effects of TNFα on ASM force may also be due to an increase in Ca(2+) sensitivity, cytoskeletal remodeling and/or changes in contractile protein content. We hypothesized that 24-h exposure TNFα increases ASM force by changing actin and myosin heavy chain (MyHC) content and/or polymerization. Porcine ASM strips were permeabilized with 10% Triton X-100, and force was measured in response to increasing concentrations of Ca(2+) (pCa 9...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379313/early-sensitization-of-myofilaments-to-ca2-prevents-genetically-linked-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
#17
Marco L Alves, Chad M Warren, Jillian N Simon, Robert D Gaffin, Eric M Montminy, David F Wieczorek, R John Solaro, Beata M Wolska
Background: : Dilated cardiomoypathies (DCM) are a heterogeneous group of inherited and acquired diseases characterized by decreased contractility and enlargement of cardiac chambers and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Mice with Glu54Lys mutation in α-tropomyosin (Tm54) demonstrate typical DCM phenotype with reduced myofilament Ca 2+ sensitivity. We tested the hypothesis that early sensitization of the myofilaments to Ca 2+ in DCM can prevent the DCM phenotype. Methods and Results: To sensitize Tm54 myofilaments, we used a genetic approach and crossbred Tm54 mice with mice expressing slow skeletal troponin I (ssTnI) that sensitizes myofilaments to Ca 2+ ...
April 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371863/hypercontractile-mutant-of-ventricular-myosin-essential-light-chain-leads-to-disruption-of-sarcomeric-structure-and-function-and-results-in-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-in-mice
#18
Chen-Ching Yuan, Katarzyna Kazmierczak, Jingsheng Liang, Rosemeire Kanashiro-Takeuchi, Thomas C Irving, Aldrin V Gomes, Yihua Wang, Thomas P Burghardt, Danuta Szczesna-Cordary
Aims: The E143K (Glu→Lys) mutation in the myosin essential light chain (ELC) has been associated with restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) in humans, but the mechanisms that underlie the development of defective cardiac function are unknown. Using transgenic E143K-RCM mice, we sought to determine the molecular and cellular triggers of E143K-induced heart remodeling. Methods and Results: The E143K-induced abnormalities in cardiac function and morphology observed by echocardiography and invasive hemodynamics were paralleled by augmented active and passive tension measured in skinned papillary muscle fibers compared with wild-type (WT)-generated force...
March 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369585/mechanistic-insights-in-cytotoxic-and-cholestatic-potential-of-the-endothelial-receptor-antagonists-using-heparg-cells
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Matthew Gibson Burbank, Ahmad Sharanek, Audrey Burban, Hervé Mialanne, Hélène Aerts, Christiane Guguen-Guillouzo, Richard John Weaver, André Guillouzo
Several endothelin receptor antagonists have been developed for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Some of them have been related to clinical cases of hepatocellular injury (sitaxentan) and/or cholestasis (bosentan). We aimed to determine if ambrisentan and macitentan, in addition to bosentan and sitaxentan, could potentially cause liver damage in man by use of human HepaRG cells. Our results showed that like bosentan, macitentan induced cytotoxicity and cholestatic disorders characterized by bile canaliculi dilatation and impairment of myosin light chain kinase signaling...
March 24, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369123/distribution-and-evolution-of-stable-single-%C3%AE-helices-sah-domains-in-myosin-motor-proteins
#20
Dominic Simm, Klas Hatje, Martin Kollmar
Stable single-alpha helices (SAHs) are versatile structural elements in many prokaryotic and eukaryotic proteins acting as semi-flexible linkers and constant force springs. This way SAH-domains function as part of the lever of many different myosins. Canonical myosin levers consist of one or several IQ-motifs to which light chains such as calmodulin bind. SAH-domains provide flexibility in length and stiffness to the myosin levers, and may be particularly suited for myosins working in crowded cellular environments...
2017: PloS One
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