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Shi Jia, Xue Qiao, Jingjing Ye, Xuan Fang, Chunling Xu, Yangpo Cao, Ming Zheng
Myocardial infarction is caused by insufficient coronary blood supply, which leads to myocardial damage and eventually the heart failure. Molecular mechanisms associated with the loss of cardiomyocytes during myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemia-related cardiac diseases are not yet fully understood. Nogo-C is an endoplasmic reticulum protein ubiquitously expressed in tissues including in the heart, however, the cardiac function of Nogo-C is still unknown. In the present study, we found that Nogo-C was upregulated in mouse hearts after MI, and hypoxic treatments also increased Nogo-C protein level in cardiomyocytes...
October 20, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
Hanting Yang, Miaohui Hu, Jianli Guo, Xiaomin Ou, Tanxi Cai, Zhenfeng Liu
Intracellular Ca(2+) signalling processes are fundamental to muscle contraction, neurotransmitter release, cell growth and apoptosis. Release of Ca(2+) from the intracellular stores is supported by a series of ion channels in sarcoplasmic or endoplasmic reticulum (SR/ER). Among them, two isoforms of the trimeric intracellular cation (TRIC) channel family, named TRIC-A and TRIC-B, modulate the release of Ca(2+) through the ryanodine receptor or inositol triphosphate receptor, and maintain the homeostasis of ions within SR/ER lumen...
October 3, 2016: Nature
Martin D Brand, Renata L S Goncalves, Adam L Orr, Leonardo Vargas, Akos A Gerencser, Martin Borch Jensen, Yves T Wang, Simon Melov, Carolina N Turk, Jason T Matzen, Victoria J Dardov, H Michael Petrassi, Shelly L Meeusen, Irina V Perevoshchikova, Heinrich Jasper, Paul S Brookes, Edward K Ainscow
Using high-throughput screening we identified small molecules that suppress superoxide and/or H2O2 production during reverse electron transport through mitochondrial respiratory complex I (site IQ) without affecting oxidative phosphorylation (suppressors of site IQ electron leak, "S1QELs"). S1QELs diminished endogenous oxidative damage in primary astrocytes cultured at ambient or low oxygen tension, showing that site IQ is a normal contributor to mitochondrial superoxide-H2O2 production in cells. They diminished stem cell hyperplasia in Drosophila intestine in vivo and caspase activation in a cardiomyocyte cell model driven by endoplasmic reticulum stress, showing that superoxide-H2O2 production by site IQ is involved in cellular stress signaling...
October 11, 2016: Cell Metabolism
Jing Ma, Tao Luo, Zhi Zeng, Haiying Fu, Yoshihiro Asano, Yulin Liao, Tetsuo Minamino, Masafumi Kitakaze
4-Sodium phenylbutyrate (PBA) has been reported to inhibit endoplasmic reticulum stress and histone deacetylation (HDAC), both of which are novel therapeutic targets for cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. However, it is unclear whether PBA can improve heart function. Here, we tested the effects of PBA and some other HDAC inhibitors on cardiac dysfunction induced by pressure overload. Transverse aortic constriction (TAC) was performed on male C57BL/6 mice. PBA treatment (100 mg/kg, 6 weeks) unexpectedly led to a higher mortality, exacerbated cardiac remodelling and dysfunction...
September 26, 2016: Scientific Reports
Ha Ram Bae, Dae Hyun Kim, Min Hi Park, Bonggi Lee, Min Jo Kim, Eun Kyeong Lee, Ki Wung Chung, Seong Min Kim, Dong Soon Im, Hae Young Chung
β-Hydroxybutyrate, a ketone body that is used as an energy source in organs such as the brain, muscle, and heart when blood glucose is low, is produced by fatty acid oxidation in the liver under the fasting state. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is linked with the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species and the accumulation of misfolded protein in the ER. ER stress is known to induce the NOD-like receptor protein 3 inflammasome, which mediates activation of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-1β, whose maturation is caspase-1-dependent...
September 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Tao Bai, Xinyue Hu, Yang Zheng, Shudong Wang, Jian Kong, Lu Cai
The bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a main culprit responsible for cardiac dysfunction in sepsis. This study examined whether resveratrol could protect against LPS-induced cardiac dysfunction by improving the sarcoplasmic endoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase (SERCA2a) activity. Echocardiographic parameters, cardiomyocyte contractile and Ca(2+) transient properties, markers for cardiac inflammation, cell death, and oxidative stress, SERCA2a activity, and the ratios of phospholamban (PLB) monomer to oligomer were measured...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Ling He, Jing Yuan, Qingyun Xu, Ruixue Chen, Liguo Chen, Meixia Fang
BACKGROUND: In our previous study, we found significant differences in the mRNA and microRNA (miRNA) levels among hypertensive patients with different degrees of vascular endothelial cells damage. These differences were closely associated with endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS)-related proteins. Moreover, compared to the control group, the expression of transcription factor activating factor 4 (ATF4) was also found to be significantly different in the hypertensive patients with different degrees of vascular endothelial cells damage groups...
2016: PloS One
Gary Tse, Bryan P Yan, Yin W F Chan, Xiao Yu Tian, Yu Huang
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrhythmias represent a significant problem globally, leading to cerebrovascular accidents, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death. There is increasing evidence to suggest that increased oxidative stress from reactive oxygen species (ROS), which is elevated in conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, can lead to arrhythmogenesis. METHOD: A literature review was undertaken to screen for articles that investigated the effects of ROS on cardiac ion channel function, remodeling and arrhythmogenesis...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Chen Lin, Yi-Chung Chang, Ya-Chen Cheng, Po-Jung Lai, Chien-Hung Yeh, Wan-Hsin Hsieh, Kun Hu, June-Tai Wu, Hsiu-Hsiang Lee, Men-Tzung Lo, Yi-Lwun Ho
Judiciously tuning heart rates is critical for regular cardiovascular function. The fractal pattern of heartbeats - a multiscale regulation in instantaneous fluctuations - is well known for vertebrates. The most primitive heart system of the Drosophila provides a useful model to understand the evolutional origin of such a fractal pattern as well as the alterations of fractal pattern during diseased statuses. We developed a non-invasive visible optical heart rate recording system especially suitable for long-term recording by using principal component analysis (PCA) instead of fluorescence recording system to avoid the confounding effect from intense light irradiation...
2016: Scientific Reports
Adrian Szobi, Martin Lichy, Slavka Carnicka, Dezider Pancza, Pavel Svec, Tana Ravingerova, Adriana Adameov
BACKGROUND: It is known that statins possess beneficial cardioprotective effects irrespective of lipid-lowering action and that cardiac injury due ischemia/reperfusion is associated with Ca2+ dysregulation resulting in contractile dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: With this background, we tested a hypothesis that simvastatin influences signaling of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIδ (CaMKIIδ), a protein kinase regulating both Ca2+ homeostasis and thick filament function, and thereby might underlie the mitigation of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced cardiac dysfunction...
August 13, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
Shengcun Li, Lulu Zhang, Rui Ni, Ting Cao, Dong Zheng, Sidong Xiong, Peter A Greer, Guo-Chang Fan, Tianqing Peng
Diabetes and obesity are prevalent in westernized countries. In both conditions, excessive fatty acid uptake by cardiomyocytes induces cardiac lipotoxicity, an important mechanism contributing to diabetic cardiomyopathy. This study investigated the effect of calpain disruption on cardiac lipotoxicity. Cardiac-specific capns1 knockout mice and their wild-type littermates (male, age of 4weeks) were fed a high fat diet (HFD) or normal diet for 20weeks. HFD increased body weight, altered blood lipid profiles and impaired glucose tolerance comparably in both capns1 knockout mice and their wild-type littermates...
August 11, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Miriam Kalbitz, Fatemeh Fattahi, Todd J Herron, Jamison J Grailer, Lawrence Jajou, Hope Lu, Markus Huber-Lang, Firas S Zetoune, J Vidya Sarma, Sharlene M Day, Mark W Russell, José Jalife, Peter A Ward
There is accumulating evidence during sepsis that cardiomyocyte (CM) homeostasis is compromised, resulting in cardiac dysfunction. An important role for complement in these outcomes is now demonstrated. Addition of C5a to electrically paced CMs caused prolonged elevations of intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations during diastole, together with the appearance of spontaneous Ca(2+) transients. In polymicrobial sepsis in mice, we found that three key homeostasis-regulating proteins in CMs were reduced: Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase, which is vital for effective action potentials in CMs, and two intracellular Ca(2+) concentration regulatory proteins, that is, sarcoplasmic/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase 2 and the Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Paulina Brodek, Beata Olas
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a signaling gasotransmitter, involved in different physiological and pathological processes. H2S regulates apoptosis, the cell cycle and oxidative stress. H2S exerts powerful effects on smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, inflammatory cells, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria and nuclear transcription factors. H2S is known to be produced from L-cysteine, D-cysteine and L-homocysteine in the body. Four enzymes - cystathionine-b synthase (CBS), mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase (3-MST), cystathionine-γ lyase (CSE) and cysteine aminotransferase (CAT) - are involved in H2S synthesis...
2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
Shun-Guang Wei, Yang Yu, Robert M Weiss, Robert B Felder
We previously reported that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is induced in the subfornical organ (SFO) and the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of heart failure (HF) rats and is reduced by inhibition of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling. The present study further examined the relationship between brain MAPK signaling, ER stress, and sympathetic excitation in HF. Sham-operated (Sham) and HF rats received a 4-wk intracerebroventricular (ICV) infusion of vehicle (Veh) or the ER stress inhibitor tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA, 10 μg/day)...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Modar Kassan, Karima Ait-Aissa, Eman Radwan, Vishal Mali, Samuel Haddox, Mohanad Gabani, Wei Zhang, Souad Belmadani, Kaikobad Irani, Mohamed Trebak, Khalid Matrougui
OBJECTIVES: Chronic hypertension is the most critical risk factor for cardiovascular disease, heart failure, and stroke. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here we show that wild-type mice infused with angiotensin II develop hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, perivascular fibrosis, and endothelial dysfunction with enhanced stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) expression in heart and vessels. All these pathologies were significantly blunted in mice lacking STIM1 specifically in smooth muscle (Stim1(SMC-/-))...
September 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Yan Lin, Jingbin Zhu, Xiaojie Zhang, Jun Wang, Wei Xiao, Bo Li, Li Jin, Jie Lian, Li Zhou, Jicheng Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Resveratrol (Res), a polyphenol antioxidant found in red wine, has been shown to play a cardioprotective role. This study was undertaken to investigate whether Res can protect the heart suffering from hypertrophy injuries induced by isoproterenol (ISO), and whether the protective effect is mediated by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. METHODS: Cardiomyocytes were randomly assigned to the control group, ISO group (100 nM ISO for 48 h), Res + ISO group (50 μM Res and 100 nM ISO for 48 h) and Res group (50 μM Res for 48h only)...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yonghong Lei, Xue Li, Fang Yuan, Lu Liu, Juan Zhang, Yanping Yang, Jieqiong Zhao, Yan Han, Jun Ren, Xiaobing Fu
Paraquat is a nitrogen herbicide imposing severe organ toxicity in human leading to acute lung injury and heart failure. The present study was designed to examine the impact of ablation of the innate proinflammatory mediator toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in paraquat-induced cardiac contractile dysfunction and the underlying mechanisms involved with a focus on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and apoptosis. Adult male wild-type (WT) and TLR4 knockout (TLR4(-/-) ) mice were challenged with paraquat (45 mg/kg, i...
July 21, 2016: Environmental Toxicology
Jody Groenendyk, Dukgyu Lee, Joanna Jung, Jason R B Dyck, Gary D Lopaschuk, Luis B Agellon, Marek Michalak
BACKGROUND: Cardiac fibrosis attributed to excessive deposition of extracellular matrix proteins is a major cause of heart failure and death. Cardiac fibrosis is extremely difficult and challenging to treat in a clinical setting due to lack of understanding of molecular mechanisms leading to cardiac fibrosis and effective anti-fibrotic therapies. The objective in this study was to examine whether unfolded protein response (UPR) pathway mediates cardiac fibrosis and whether a pharmacological intervention to modulate UPR can prevent cardiac fibrosis and preserve heart function...
2016: PloS One
Monica Carmosino, Andrea Gerbino, Giorgia Schena, Giuseppe Procino, Rocchina Miglionico, Cinzia Forleo, Stefano Favale, Maria Svelto
Mutations in the Lamin A/C gene (LMNA), which encodes A-type nuclear Lamins, represent the most frequent genetic cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). This study is focused on a LMNA nonsense mutation (R321X) identified in several members of an Italian family that produces a truncated protein isoform, which co-segregates with a severe form of cardiomyopathy with poor prognosis. However, no molecular mechanisms other than nonsense mediated decay of the messenger and possible haploinsufficiency were proposed to explain DCM...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Suresh C Bairwa, Nirmal Parajuli, Jason R B Dyck
Cellular energy homeostasis is a fundamental process that governs overall health of the cell and is paramount to cell survival. Central to this is the control of ATP generation and utilization, which is regulated by a complex myriad of enzymatic reactions controlling cellular metabolism. In the cardiomyocyte, ATP generated from substrate catabolism is used for numerous cellular processes including maintaining ionic homeostasis, cell repair, protein synthesis and turnover, organelle turnover, and contractile function...
July 10, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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