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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904901/effect-of-ticagrelor-on-endothelial-calcium-signalling-and-barrier-function
#1
Dursun Gündüz, Christian Tanislav, Klaus-Dieter Schlüter, Rainer Schulz, Christian Hamm, Muhammad Aslam
The P2Y12 receptor is a Gi-coupled receptor whose activation inhibits adenylyl cyclase and thereby reduces the concentration of intracellular cAMP. Here the hypothesis was tested whether AR-C 66096 or ticagrelor, two direct-acting and reversibly binding P2Y12 receptor antagonists, protect endothelial cell (EC) barrier function by raising intracellular cAMP in ECs. The study was carried out on primary human umbilical vein ECs (HUVECs) and human pulmonary microvascular ECs (hPMECs). AR-C66096 (10 µM) induced a 50 % increase in cAMP in ECs whereas ticagrelor (2-10 µM) had no effect...
December 1, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904131/mir-31-regulates-rho-associated-kinase-myosin-light-chain-rock-mlc-pathway-and-inhibits-gastric-cancer-invasion-roles-of-rhoa
#2
Zhuo Chen, Shengnan Liu, Yuan Xia, Kejian Wu
BACKGROUND This study evaluated how the expression of miR-31 can be used to detect gastric cancer (GC) to help illuminate the role of miR-31 and RhoA in GC cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS We carried out our experiments using tissue specimens from 70 GC patients. The relative expression of miR-31 and RhoA mRNA in tissues and cells was detected by RT-PCR. The expression level of RhoA protein was detected by immunohistochemistry. GC cell line BGC-823 was transfected with six groups of vectors: blank group, NC (negative control) group, miR-31 mimics group, miR-31 mimics + RhoA group, miR-31 mimics + ROCK group, and miR-31 mimics + MLCK agonist group...
December 1, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901489/membrane-bound-icam-1-contributes-to-the-onset-of-proinvasive-tumor-stroma-by-controlling-acto-myosin-contractility-in-carcinoma-associated-fibroblasts
#3
Stephanie Bonan, Jean Albrengues, Eloise Grasset, Sanya-Eduarda Kuzet, Nicolas Nottet, Isabelle Bourget, Thomas Bertero, Bernard Mari, Guerrino Meneguzzi, Cedric Gaggioli
Acto-myosin contractility in carcinoma-associated fibroblasts leads to assembly of the tumor extracellular matrix. The pro-inflammatory cytokine LIF governs fibroblast activation in cancer by regulating the myosin light chain 2 activity. So far, however, how LIF mediates cytoskeleton contractility remains unknown. Using phenotypic screening assays based on knock-down of LIF-dependent genes in fibroblasts, we identified the glycoprotein ICAM-1 as a crucial regulator of stroma fibroblast proinvasive matrix remodeling...
November 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896430/myosin-light-chain-phosphorylation-is-required-for-peak-power-output-of-mouse-fast-skeletal-muscle-in-vitro
#4
Joshua Bowslaugh, William Gittings, Rene Vandenboom
The skeletal myosin light chain kinase (skMLCK) catalyzed phosphorylation of the myosin regulatory light chain (RLC) is associated with potentiation of force, work, and power in rodent fast twitch muscle. The purpose of this study was to compare concentric responses of EDL from wild-type (WT) and skMLCK devoid (skMLCK(-/-)) muscles at a range of shortening speeds (0.05 to 0.70 V max) around that expected to produce maximal power (in vitro, 25 °C) both before (unpotentiated) and after (potentiated) a potentiating stimulus (PS)...
November 28, 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896306/data-for-increased-rho-kinase-activity-in-type-2-diabetic-patients
#5
Lei Liu, Lun Tan, Jinsheng Lai, Sheng Li, Dao Wen Wang
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Enhanced Rho-Kinase Activity: Pathophysiological Relevance in Type 2 Diabetes" [1]. Rho-Kinase has attracted a great deal of interest as a novel therapeutic target in cardiovascular diseases. These data describe the observed relationship of Rho-Kinase activity with type 2 diabetic patients. Rho-Kinase activity is determined by immunoblotting of peripheral blood leukocytes with the Phospho-Thr853 in the myosin-binding subunit of myosin light-chain phosphatase...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894406/vincristine-promotes-migration-and-invasion-of-colorectal-cancer-hct116-cells-through-rhoa-rock-myosin-light-chain-pathway
#6
X Jin, K Liu, B Jiao, X Wang, S Huang, W Ren, K Zhao
Vincristine is an antitumor vinca alkaloid isolated from vinca rosea, and is a medication used to treat a number of types of cancer. In this study, we investigated the impact of vincristine on oncogenic phenotypes of human colorectal cancer HCT116 cells. MTT assay demonstrated that vincristine showed a obviously inhibitory effect on cell growth compared to non-treated cells. However, Transwell assay showed that vincristine promoted migration and invasion of HCT116 cells in vitro in a concentration-dependent manner between 0...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885498/prognostic-predictive-value-of-gene-mutations-in-japanese-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#7
Ayako Chida, Kei Inai, Hiroki Sato, Eriko Shimada, Tsutomu Nishizawa, Mitsuyo Shimada, Michiko Furutani, Yoshiyuki Furutani, Yoichi Kawamura, Masaya Sugimoto, Jun Ishihara, Masako Fujiwara, Takashi Soga, Masatoshi Kawana, Shinya Fuji, Shigeru Tateno, Kenji Kuraishi, Shigetoyo Kogaki, Mitsuhiro Nishimura, Mamoru Ayusawa, Fukiko Ichida, Hirokuni Yamazawa, Rumiko Matsuoka, Shigeaki Nonoyama, Toshio Nakanishi
Although some studies have attempted to find useful prognostic factors in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), those results are not fully helpful for use in actual clinical practice. Furthermore, several genetic abnormalities associated with HCM have been identified. However, the genotype-phenotype correlation in HCM remains to be elucidated. Here, we attempted to assess patients with different types of gene mutations causing HCM and investigate the prognosis. A total of 140 patients with HCM underwent a screening test for myofilament gene mutations by direct sequencing of eight sarcomeric genes...
November 24, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884156/targeted-myocardial-gene-expression-in-failing-hearts-by-rna-sequencing
#8
Kajari Dhar, Alexandra M Moulton, Eric Rome, Fang Qiu, Jeff Kittrell, Eugenia Raichlin, Ronald Zolty, John Y Um, Michael J Moulton, Hesham Basma, Daniel R Anderson, James D Eudy, Brian D Lowes
BACKGROUND: Myocardial recovery with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) therapy is highly variable and difficult to predict. Next generation ribonucleic acid (RNA) sequencing is an innovative, rapid, and quantitative approach to gene expression profiling in small amounts of tissue. Our primary goal was to identify baseline transcriptional profiles in non-ischemic cardiomyopathies that predict myocardial recovery in response to LVAD therapy. We also sought to verify transcriptional differences between failing and non-failing human hearts...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882344/slit2-robo2-signaling-pathway-inhibits-nonmuscle-myosin-iia-activity-and-destabilizes-kidney-podocyte-adhesion
#9
Xueping Fan, Hongying Yang, Sudhir Kumar, Kathleen E Tumelty, Anna Pisarek-Horowitz, Hila Milo Rasouly, Richa Sharma, Stefanie Chan, Edyta Tyminski, Michael Shamashkin, Mostafa Belghasem, Joel M Henderson, Anthony J Coyle, David J Salant, Stephen P Berasi, Weining Lu
The repulsive guidance cue SLIT2 and its receptor ROBO2 are required for kidney development and podocyte foot process structure, but the SLIT2/ROBO2 signaling mechanism regulating podocyte function is not known. Here we report that a potentially novel signaling pathway consisting of SLIT/ROBO Rho GTPase activating protein 1 (SRGAP1) and nonmuscle myosin IIA (NMIIA) regulates podocyte adhesion downstream of ROBO2. We found that the myosin II regulatory light chain (MRLC), a subunit of NMIIA, interacts directly with SRGAP1 and forms a complex with ROBO2/SRGAP1/NMIIA in the presence of SLIT2...
November 17, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881665/local-pulsatile-contractions-are-an-intrinsic-property-of-the-myosin-2a-motor-in-the-cortical-cytoskeleton-of-adherent-cells
#10
Michelle A Baird, Neil Billington, Aibing Wang, Robert S Adelstein, James R Sellers, Robert S Fischer, Clare M Waterman
The role of non-muscle myosin 2 (NM2) pulsatile dynamics in generating contractile forces required for developmental morphogenesis has been characterized, however whether these pulsatile contractions are an intrinsic property of all actomyosin networks is not known. Here we used live-cell fluorescence imaging to show that transient, local assembly of NM2A "pulses" occur in the cortical cytoskeleton of single adherent cells of mesenchymal, epithelial, and sarcoma origin, independent of developmental signaling cues and cell-cell or cell-ECM interactions...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879251/altered-smooth-muscle-cell-force-generation-as-a-driver-of-thoracic-aortic-aneurysms-and-dissections
#11
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Dianna M Milewicz, Kathleen M Trybus, Dongchuan Guo, H Lee Sweeney, Ellen Regalado, Kristine Kamm, James T Stull
The importance of maintaining contractile function in aortic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is evident by the fact that heterozygous mutations in the major structural proteins or kinases controlling contraction lead to the formation of aneurysms of the ascending thoracic aorta that predispose to life-threatening aortic dissections. Force generation by SMC requires ATP-dependent cyclic interactions between filaments composed of SMC-specific isoforms of α-actin (encoded by ACTA2) and myosin heavy chain (MYH11). ACTA2 and MYH11 mutations shown to disrupt this cyclic interaction predispose to thoracic aortic disease...
November 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878725/effect-of-cardiac-myosin-binding-protein-c-on-tropomyosin-regulation-of-actin-myosin-interaction-using-in-vitro-motility-assay
#12
D V Shchepkin, G V Kopylova, L V Nikitina
We studied the modulating role of cardiac myosin-binding protein C (cMyBP-C) in tropomyosin regulation of the actin-myosin interaction. The effect of cMyBP-C on the velocity of actin-tropomyosin filament sliding over cardiac and slow skeletal myosins was evaluated using in vitro motility assay. The effect of cMyBP-C on the actin-tropomyosin filaments sliding depended on the type of myosin. The regulatory effect of cMyBP-C differs for cardiac and slow skeletal myosin because of the presence of specific essential light chain (LC1sa) in slow skeletal myosin isoform...
November 23, 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877086/ginsenoside-rg1-protects-against-oxidative-stress-induced-neuronal-apoptosis-through-myosin-iia-actin-related-cytoskeletal-reorganization
#13
Yan Wang, Qian Liu, Yingqiong Xu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yanni Lv, Yisha Tan, Nan Jiang, Guosheng Cao, Xiaonan Ma, Jingrong Wang, Zhengyu Cao, Boyang Yu, Junping Kou
Oxidative stress-induced cytoskeletal dysfunction of neurons has been implicated as a crucial cause of cell apoptosis or death in the central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. The application of neuroprotectants rescuing the neurons from cytoskeletal damage and apoptosis can be a potential treatment for these CNS diseases. Ginsenoside Rg1 (Rg1), one of the major active components of ginseng, has been reported possessing notable neuroprotective activities. However, there is rare report about its effect on cytoskeleton and its undergoing mechanism...
2016: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869798/gluten-induced-symptoms-in-diarrhea-predominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-are-associated-with-increased-myosin-light-chain-kinase-activity-and-claudin-15-expression
#14
Richard L Wu, Maria I Vazquez-Roque, Paula Carlson, Duane Burton, Madhusudan Grover, Michael Camilleri, Jerrold R Turner
The mechanisms underlying diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) are poorly understood, but increased intestinal permeability is thought to contribute to symptoms. A recent clinical trial of gluten-free diet (GFD) demonstrated symptomatic improvement, relative to gluten-containing diet (GCD), which was associated with reduced intestinal permeability in non-celiac disease IBS-D patients. The aim of this study was to characterize intestinal epithelial tight junction composition in IBS-D before and after dietary gluten challenge...
November 21, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837311/17%C3%AE-estradiol-induced-interaction-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-and-human-atrial-essential-myosin-light-chain-modulates-cardiac-contractile-function
#15
Karolin Duft, Miriam Schanz, Hang Pham, Ahmed Abdelwahab, Cindy Schriever, Georgios Kararigas, Elke Dworatzek, Mercy M Davidson, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, Ingo Morano, Shokoufeh Mahmoodzadeh
Chronic increased workload of the human heart causes ventricular hypertrophy, re-expression of the atrial essential myosin light chain (hALC-1), and improved contractile function. Although hALC-1 is an important positive inotropic regulator of the human heart, little is known about its regulation. Therefore, we investigated the role of the sex hormone 17β-estradiol (E2) on hALC-1 gene expression, the underlying molecular mechanisms, and the impact of this regulatory process on cardiac contractile function...
January 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833563/heart-failure-induced-by-perinatal-ablation-of-cardiac-myosin-light-chain-kinase
#16
Yasmin F K Islam, Ryan Joseph, Rajib R Chowdhury, Robert H Anderson, Hideko Kasahara
Background: Germline knockout mice are invaluable in understanding the function of the targeted genes. Sometimes, however, unexpected phenotypes are encountered, due in part to the activation of compensatory mechanisms. Germline ablation of cardiac myosin light chain kinase (cMLCK) causes mild cardiac dysfunction with cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, whereas ablation in adult hearts results in acute heart failure with cardiomyocyte atrophy. We hypothesized that compensation after ablation of cMLCK is dependent on developmental staging and perinatal-onset of cMLCK ablation will result in more evident heart failure than germline ablation, but less profound when compared to adult-onset ablation...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828973/immunization-with-brugia-malayi-myosin-as-heterologous-dna-prime-protein-boost-induces-protective-immunity-against-b-malayi-infection-in-mastomys-coucha
#17
Jyoti Gupta, Sweta Misra, Shailja Misra-Bhattacharya
The current control strategies employing chemotherapy with diethylcarbamazine, ivermectin and albendazole have reduced transmission in some filaria-endemic areas, there is growing interest for complementary approaches, such as vaccines especially in light of threat of parasite developing resistance to mainstay drugs. We earlier demonstrated recombinant heavy chain myosin of B. malayi (Bm-Myo) as a potent vaccine candidate whose efficacy was enhanced by heterologous DNA prime/protein boost (Myo-pcD+Bm-Myo) vaccination in BALB/c mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825172/oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-cyclophilin-a-secretion-requires-rock-dependent-diphosphorylation-of-myosin-light-chain
#18
Zizhuo Su, Rongjie Lin, Yuyang Chen, Xiaorong Shu, Haifeng Zhang, Shumin Liang, Ruqiong Nie, Jingfeng Wang, Shuanglun Xie
OBJECTIVE: Accumulation of cyclophilin A (CyPA) within atherosclerotic lesions is thought to be implicated in the progression of atherosclerosis. However, the source of CyPA within atherosclerotic lesions is still unknown. The aim of this study is to determine the role of oxidized low-density lipoproteins (ox-LDL) in vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC)-derived CyPA secretion and the underlying mechanism. METHODS AND RESULTS: Abundant CyPA and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expressed in atherosclerotic lesions was observed in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825107/in-vivo-myomaker-mediated-heterologous-fusion-and-nuclear-reprogramming
#19
Yasuyuki Mitani, Ronald J Vagnozzi, Douglas P Millay
Knowledge regarding cellular fusion and nuclear reprogramming may aid in cell therapy strategies for skeletal muscle diseases. An issue with cell therapy approaches to restore dystrophin expression in muscular dystrophy is obtaining a sufficient quantity of cells that normally fuse with muscle. Here we conferred fusogenic activity without transdifferentiation to multiple non-muscle cell types and tested dystrophin restoration in mouse models of muscular dystrophy. We previously demonstrated that myomaker, a skeletal muscle-specific transmembrane protein necessary for myoblast fusion, is sufficient to fuse 10T 1/2 fibroblasts to myoblasts in vitro...
October 17, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822755/myosin-accelerates-synaptic-vesicle-recycling-in-the-motor-nerve-endings
#20
P N Grigoryev, A L Zefirov
Neurotransmitter release and exocytosis of synaptic vesicles in the motor nerve endings of the frog cutaneous-pectoris muscle were studied using electrophysiological and optical methods under the conditions of inhibition of the myosin light-chain kinase and non-muscle myosin by the specific inhibitors ML-7 (12 μM) and (-)-blebbistatin (100 μM). At high-frequency stimulation (20 pulses/s), these inhibitors strengthened suppression of transmitter release during the first 20-25 s and slowed down the release of the fluorescent dye FM 1-43...
September 2016: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
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