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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213919/diuretic-sensitive-electroneutral-na-movement-and-temperature-effects-on-central-axons
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Meneka Kanagaratnam, Christopher Pendleton, Danilo Almeida Souza, Joseph Pettit, James Howells, Mark D Baker
Raising the temperature of optic nerve from room temperature to near physiological has effects on the threshold, refractoriness and superexcitability of the shortest latency (fast, F) nerve fibres, consistent with hyperpolarization. The temperature dependence of peak impulse latency was weakened at temperatures above 30°C suggesting a temperature sensitive process that slows impulse propagation. The amplitude of the supramaximal compound action potential gets larger on warming, whereas in the presence of bumetanide and amiloride (blockers of electroneutral Na(+) movement), the action potential amplitude consistently falls...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197292/chlorthalidone-plus-amiloride-reduces-the-central-systolic-blood-pressure-in-stage-1-hypertension-patients
#2
Leticia Aparecida Barufi Fernandes, Elizabeth do Espirito Santo Cestario, Luciana Neves Cosenso-Martin, Jose Fernando Vilela-Martin, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo, Flavio Danni Fuchs
BACKGROUND: Hypertension reduction strategies use blood pressure in the brachial artery as the primary endpoint. Individuals who achieve the target blood pressure reduction with antihypertensive treatment have residual cardiovascular risk attributed to the difference in pressure between the aorta and brachial artery. Antihypertensive treatment affects the intrinsic properties of the vascular wall and arterial stiffness markers and consequently the central pressure. Recent publications stress the importance of adequate control of the central compared to peripheral blood pressure...
December 2016: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192629/the-effect-of-co-trimoxazole-on-serum-potassium-concentration-safety-evaluation-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#3
Wei Yee Chan, Allan B Clark, Andrew M Wilson, Yoon K Loke
AIMS: Co-trimoxazole maintains a well-established role in the treatment of Pneumocystis jirovecii and Toxoplasma gondii, as well as urinary tract infections. Observational studies report hyperkalemia associated with co-trimoxazole which may stem from an amiloride-like potassium sparing effect. Our study reports on changes in serum potassium on patients without acute infections, and the influence of concomitant anti-kaliuretic drugs on this effect. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of a randomised controlled trial in patients with interstitial lung disease who were assigned to placebo or 960 mg twice daily co-trimoxazole...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192441/cyclic-amp-regulates-postnatal-development-of-neural-and-behavioral-responses-to-nacl-in-rats
#4
Jie Qian, Shobha Mummalaneni, Tam-Hao T Phan, Gerard L Heck, John A DeSimone, David West, Sunila Mahavadi, Deanna Hojati, Karnam S Murthy, Mee-Ra Rhyu, Andrew I Spielman, Mehmet Hakan Özdener, Vijay Lyall
During postnatal development rats demonstrate an age-dependent increase in NaCl chorda tympani (CT) responses and the number of functional apical amiloride-sensitive epithelial Na+ channels (ENaCs) in salt sensing fungiform (FF) taste receptor cells (TRCs). Currently, the intracellular signals that regulate the postnatal development of salt taste have not been identified. We investigated the effect of cAMP, a downstream signal for arginine vasopressin (AVP) action, on the postnatal development of NaCl responses in 19-23 day old rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186665/dexmedetomidine-enhances-human-lung-fluid-clearance-through-improving-alveolar-sodium-transport
#5
Yong Cui, Yan Ding, Lei Chen, Yue Li, Yan Chun Li, Hongguang Nie
Accumulating evidence shows that dexmedetomidine can attenuate lung edema with acute lung injury in experimental mouse and rat models, but the mechanisms of dexmedetomidine on human alveolar fluid transport are still unknown. We measured the effects of dexmedetomidine on alveolar fluid clearance in human lung lobes ex vivo. Moreover, we measured the regulation of transepithelial Na(+) transport by dexmedetomidine in H441 cells by electrophysiological technique and western blot method. Our results showed that intratracheal instillation of dexmedetomidine markedly increased the re-absorption of 5% bovine serum albumin instillate (19...
February 10, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158981/hypertension-management-in-rural-primary-care-facilities-in-zambia-a-mixed-methods-study
#6
Lily D Yan, Cindy Chirwa, Benjamin H Chi, Samuel Bosomprah, Ntazana Sindano, Moses Mwanza, Dennis Musatwe, Mary Mulenga, Roma Chilengi
BACKGROUND: Improved primary health care is needed in developing countries to effectively manage the growing burden of hypertension. Our objective was to evaluate hypertension management in Zambian rural primary care clinics using process and outcome indicators to assess the screening, monitoring, treatment and control of high blood pressure. METHODS: Better Health Outcomes through Mentoring and Assessment (BHOMA) is a 5-year, randomized stepped-wedge trial of improved clinical service delivery underway in 46 rural Zambian clinics...
February 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152000/bumetanide-increases-cl-dependent-short-circuit-current-in-late-distal-colon-evidence-for-the-presence-of-active-electrogenic-cl-absorption
#7
Lieqi Tang, Xiefan Fang, Steven P Winesett, Catherine Y Cheng, Henry J Binder, Scott A Rivkees, Sam X Cheng
Mammalian colonic epithelia consist of cells that are capable of both absorbing and secreting Cl-. The present studies employing Ussing chamber technique identified two opposing short-circuit current (Isc) responses to basolateral bumetanide in rat distal colon. Apart from the transepithelial Cl--secretory Isc in early distal colon that was inhibited by bumetanide, bumetanide also stimulated Isc in late distal colon that had not previously been identified. Since bumetanide inhibits basolateral Na+-K+-2Cl- cotransporter (NKCC) in crypt cells and basolateral K+-Cl- cotransporter (KCC) in surface epithelium, we proposed this stimulatory Isc could represent a KCC-mediated Cl- absorptive current...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127482/successful-management-of-refractory-type-1-renal-tubular-acidosis-with-amiloride
#8
Patrick Oguejiofor, Robert Chow, Kenneth Yim, Bernard G Jaar
A 28-year-old female with history of hypothyroidism, Sjögren's Syndrome, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) presented with complaints of severe generalized weakness, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. Physical examination was unremarkable. Laboratory test showed hypokalemia at 1.6 mmol/l, nonanion metabolic acidosis with HCO3 of 11 mmol/l, random urine pH of 7.0, and urine anion gap of 8 mmol/l. CT scan of the abdomen revealed bilateral nephrocalcinosis. A diagnosis of type 1 RTA likely secondary to Sjögren's Syndrome was made...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121219/amiloride-sensitive-cation-channel-2-genotype-affects-the-response-to-a-carbon-dioxide-panic-challenge
#9
Nicole K Leibold, Daniel LA van den Hove, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, Gunter Kenis, Liesbet Goossens, Iris Lange, Inge Knuts, Hubert J Smeets, Inez Myin-Germeys, Harry Wm Steinbusch, Koen Rj Schruers
Until recently, genetic research into panic disorder (PD) has had only limited success. Inspired by rodent research, demonstrating that the acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is critically involved in the behavioral fear response to carbon dioxide (CO2) exposure, variants in the human homologue gene amiloride-sensitive cation channel 2 (ACCN2) were shown to be associated with PD. However, the relationship between changes in brain pH and ACCN2, as done in rodents by CO2 exposure, has not been investigated yet in humans...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120456/endothelin-1-mediates-natriuresis-but-not-polyuria-during-vitamin-d-induced-acute-hypercalcemia
#10
Natsuko Tokonami, Lydie Cheval, Isabelle Monnay, Guillaume Meurice, Johaness Loffing, Eric Feraille, Pascal Houillier
Acute hypercalcemia increases urinary sodium and water excretion; however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. As vitamin D-induced hypercalcemia increases the renal expression of endothelin (ET)-1, we hypothesized that ET-1 mediates the effects of hypercalcemia on renal sodium and water handling. Hypercalcemia was induced in 8 week-old, PTH-supplemented, male mice by oral administration of dihydrotachysterol (DHT) for 3 days. DHT-treated mice became hypercalcemic and displayed increased urinary water and sodium excretion compared to controls...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117454/candidate-pheromone-receptors-of-codling-moth-cydia-pomonella-respond-to-pheromones-and-kairomones
#11
Alberto Maria Cattaneo, Francisco Gonzalez, Jonas M Bengtsson, Elizabeth A Corey, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, Nicolas Montagné, Umberto Salvagnin, William B Walker, Peter Witzgall, Gianfranco Anfora, Yuriy V Bobkov
Olfaction plays a dominant role in the mate-finding and host selection behaviours of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella), an important pest of apple, pear and walnut orchards worldwide. Antennal transcriptome analysis revealed a number of abundantly expressed genes related to the moth olfactory system, including those encoding the olfactory receptors (ORs) CpomOR1, CpomOR3 and CpomOR6a, which belong to the pheromone receptor (PR) lineage, and the co-receptor (CpomOrco). Using heterologous expression, in both Drosophila olfactory sensory neurones and in human embryonic kidney cells, together with electrophysiological recordings and calcium imaging, we characterize the basic physiological and pharmacological properties of these receptors and demonstrate that they form functional ionotropic receptor channels...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112211/crude-venom-from-nematocysts-of-pelagia-noctiluca-cnidaria-scyphozoa-elicits-a-sodium-conductance-in-the-plasma-membrane-of-mammalian-cells
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Rossana Morabito, Roberta Costa, Valentina Rizzo, Alessia Remigante, Charity Nofziger, Giuseppa La Spada, Angela Marino, Markus Paulmichl, Silvia Dossena
Cnidarians may negatively impact human activities and public health but concomitantly their venom represents a rich source of bioactive substances. Pelagia noctiluca is the most venomous and abundant jellyfish of the Mediterranean Sea and possesses a venom with hemolytic and cytolytic activity for which the mechanism is largely unknown. Here we show that exposure of mammalian cells to crude venom from the nematocysts of P. noctiluca profoundly alters the ion conductance of the plasma membrane, therefore affecting homeostatic functions such as the regulation and maintenance of cellular volume...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107195/a-new-hdac-inhibitor-cinnamoylphenazine-shows-antitumor-activity-in-association-with-intensive-macropinocytosis
#13
Bing-Yan Zhu, Bo-Yang Shang, Yue Du, Yi Li, Liang Li, Xian-Dong Xu, Yong-Su Zhen
Previous studies have shown that intensive macropinocytosis occurs in cancer cells and neutral red (NR) is noted for its capability to enter into the cell massively through a process mimetic to macropinocytosis. In addition, trans-cinnamic acid (tCA) has been found to be an inhibitor of histone deacetylase (HDAC). In the present study, cinnamoylphenazine (CA-PZ) that consists of NR and tCA moieties was synthesized and evaluated. As shown, CA-PZ massively entered into colon carcinoma HT-29 cells and pancreatic carcinoma MIA PaCa-2 cells and this entry was blocked by 5-(N-ethyl-N-isopropyl) amiloride (EIPA, an inhibitor of macropinocytosis), indicating a macropinocytosis-mediated uptake...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087701/the-ubiquitin-ligase-nedd4l-regulates-the-na-k-2cl-co-transporter-nkcc1-slc12a2-in-the-colon
#14
Chong Jiang, Hiroshi Kawabe, Daniela Rotin
The ubiquitin ligase Nedd4-like (Nedd4L, or Nedd4-2) binds to and regulates stability of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) in salt absorbing epithelia in the kidney, lung, and other tissues. Its role in the distal colon, which also absorbs salt and fluid and expresses ENaC, is unknown. Using conditional knockout approach to knockout Nedd4L in mice intestinal epithelium (Nedd4Lf/f;Vil-CreERT2) we show here that Nedd4L depletion leads to a higher steady-state short circuit current (Isc) in mouse distal colon tissue relative to controls...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062311/trpa1-and-trpv1-antagonists-do-not-inhibit-human-acidosis-induced-pain
#15
Matthias G Schwarz, Barbara Namer, Peter W Reeh, Michael J M Fischer
: Acidosis occurs in a variety of pathophysiological and painful conditions where it is thought to excite or contribute to excitation of nociceptive neurons. Despite potential clinical relevance the principal receptor for sensing acidosis is unclear, but several receptors have been proposed. We investigated the contribution of the acid-sensing ion channels, transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin type 1 (TRPA1) to peripheral pain signaling...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049146/dissecting-bacterial-cell-wall-entry-and-signaling-in-eukaryotic-cells-an-actin-dependent-pathway-parallels-platelet-activating-factor-receptor-mediated-endocytosis
#16
Lip Nam Loh, Geli Gao, Elaine I Tuomanen
: The Gram-positive bacterial cell wall (CW) peptidoglycan-teichoic acid complex is released into the host environment during bacterial metabolism or death. It is a highly inflammatory Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) ligand, and previous in vivo studies have demonstrated its ability to recapitulate pathological features of pneumonia and meningitis. We report that an actin-dependent pathway is involved in the internalization of the CW by epithelial and endothelial cells, in addition to the previously described platelet-activating factor receptor (PAFr)-dependent uptake pathway...
January 3, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039784/verteporfin-based-silica-nanoparticle-for-in-vitro-selective-inhibition-of-human-highly-invasive-melanoma-cell-proliferation
#17
Manuela Rizzi, Stelvio Tonello, Bianca Martins Estevão, Enrica Gianotti, Leonardo Marchese, Filippo Renò
Photodinamic therapy (PDT) has gained an increasing interest as a new tool to treat skin cancers such as melanoma. This clinical approach take advantage from the combination of a photosensitizer and a specific light wavelength able to induce singlet oxygen production. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have been widely investigated as drug nanocarriers as their structure and morphology could be customized to produce suitable nanoplatforms enabling high cargo capacity. In the present study MSNs were successfully conjugated with the second generation photosensitizer verteporfin and the resulting nanoplatform (Ver-MSNs) was tested in an in vitro PDT model as a potential tool for melanoma treatment...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003213/molecular-mechanisms-underlying-active-desalination-and-low-water-permeability-in-the-esophagus-of-eels-acclimated-to-seawater
#18
Yoshio Takei, Marty Kwok-Shing Wong, Supriya Pipil, Haruka Ozaki, Yutaka Suzuki, Wataru Iwasaki, Makoto Kusakabe
Marine teleosts can absorb imbibed seawater (SW) to maintain water balance, with esophageal desalination playing an essential role. NaCl absorption from luminal SW was enhanced 10-fold in the esophagus of SW-acclimated eels, and removal of Na(+) or Cl(-) from luminal SW abolished the facilitated absorption, indicating coupled transport. Mucosal/serosal application of various blockers for Na(+)/Cl(-) transporters profoundly decreased the absorption. Among the transporter genes expressed in eel esophagus detected by RNA-seq, dimethyl amiloride-sensitive Na(+)/H(+) exchanger (NHE3) and 4,4'-diisothiocyano-2,2'-disulfonic acid-sensitive Cl(-)/HCO3(-) exchanger (AE) coupled by the scaffolding protein on the apical membrane of epithelial cells, and ouabain-sensitive Na(+)/K(+)-ATPases (NKA1α1c and NKA3α) and diphenylamine-2-carboxylic acid-sensitive Cl(-) channel (CLCN2) on the basolateral membrane, may be responsible for enhanced transcellular NaCl transport because of their profound upregulation after SW acclimation...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003157/asic-channel-inhibition-enhances-excitotoxic-neuronal-death-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Graciela L Mazzone, Priyadharishini Veeraraghavan, Carlota Gonzalez-Inchauspe, Andrea Nistri, Osvaldo D Uchitel
In the spinal cord high extracellular glutamate evokes excitotoxic damage with neuronal loss and severe locomotor impairment. During the cell dysfunction process, extracellular pH becomes acid and may activate acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) which could be important contributors to neurodegenerative pathologies. Our previous studies have shown that transient application of the glutamate analog kainate (KA) evokes delayed excitotoxic death of spinal neurons, while white matter is mainly spared. The present goal was to enquire if ASIC channels modulated KA damage in relation to locomotor network function and cell death...
December 19, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989677/salt-controls-feeding-decisions-in-a-blood-sucking-insect
#20
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
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