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ischemia and endoplasmic reticulum

Ye Li, Yinan Luo, Tianfei Luo, Bin Lu, Chen Wang, Yanhong Zhang, Meihua Piao, Chunsheng Feng, Pengfei Ge
Protein aggregation has been proved to be a pathological basis accounting for neuronal death caused by either transient global ischemia or oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD), and inhibition of protein aggregation is emerging as a potential strategy of preventing brain damage. Trehalose was found to inhibit protein aggregation caused by neurodegenerative diseases via induction of autophagy, whereas its effect is still elusive on ischemia-induced protein aggregation. In this study, we investigated this issue by using rat model of transient global ischemia and SH-SY5Y model of OGD...
October 22, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
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
Wei Yang, Wulf Paschen
Folding and processing newly synthesized proteins are vital functions of the endoplasmic reticulum that are sensitive to a variety of stress conditions. The unfolded protein response is activated to restore endoplasmic reticulum function impaired by stress. While we know that brain ischemia impairs endoplasmic reticulum function, the role of unfolded protein response activation in post-ischemic recovery of neurologic function is only beginning to emerge. Here, we summarize what is known about endoplasmic reticulum stress and unfolded protein response in brain ischemia and discuss recent findings from myocardial ischemia studies that could help to advance research on endoplasmic reticulum stress and unfolded protein response in brain ischemia...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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
Yuan Liu, Xue-Chun Wang, Dan Hu, Shu-Ran Huang, Qing-Shu Li, Zhi Li, Yan Qu
Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) maintains Ca(2+) homeostasis in PC12 cells, which may protect against apoptosis; however, the mechanisms of neuroprotection are unclear. Therefore, in this study, we examined Ca(2+) levels in PC12 cells transfected with an exogenous lentiviral HSP70 gene expression construct, and we subsequently subjected the cells to ischemia-hypoxia/reoxygenation injury. HSP70 overexpression increased neuronal viability and ATPase activity, and it decreased cellular reactive oxygen species levels and intracellular Ca(2+) concentration after hypoxia/reoxygenation...
July 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
Yuan Zhang, Ting Wang, Ke Yang, Ji Xu, Lijie Ren, Weiping Li, Wenlan Liu
Enolase-phosphatase 1 (ENOPH1), a newly discovered enzyme of the methionine salvage pathway, is emerging as an important molecule regulating stress responses. In this study, we investigated the role of ENOPH1 in blood brain barrier (BBB) injury under ischemic conditions. Focal cerebral ischemia induced ENOPH1 mRNA and protein expression in ischemic hemispheric microvessels in rats. Exposure of cultured brain microvascular endothelial cells (bEND3 cells) to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) also induced ENOPH1 upregulation, which was accompanied by increased cell death and apoptosis reflected by increased 3-(4, 5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5- diphenyltetrazolium bromide formation, lactate dehydrogenase release and TUNEL staining...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Kapil Sareen-Khanna, Joan Papillon, Simon S Wing, Andrey V Cybulsky
Kidney cell injury may be associated with protein misfolding and induction of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. Examples include complement-induced glomerular epithelial cell (GEC)/podocyte injury in membranous nephropathy, and ischemia-reperfusion injury. Renal cell injury can also result from mutations in integral proteins, which lead to their misfolding and accumulation. Certain nephrin missense mutants misfold, accumulate in the ER, and induce ER stress. We examined if enhancement of ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) function may facilitate proteostasis and confer protection against injury...
September 14, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Jennifer K Lee, Bing Wang, Michael Reyes, Jillian S Armstrong, Ewa Kulikowicz, Polan T Santos, Jeong-Hoo Lee, Raymond C Koehler, Lee J Martin
Therapeutic hypothermia provides incomplete neuroprotection after hypoxia-ischemia (HI)-induced brain injury in neonates. We previously showed that cortical neuron and white matter apoptosis are promoted by hypothermia and early rewarming in a piglet model of HI. The unfolded protein response (UPR) may be one of the potential mediators of this cell death. Here, neonatal piglets underwent HI or sham surgery followed by 29 h of normothermia, 2 h of normothermia + 27 h of hypothermia or 18 h of hypothermia + rewarming...
September 14, 2016: Developmental Neuroscience
Xian-Yun Wang, Meng-Meng Song, Si-Xing Bi, Yu-Jun Shen, Yu-Xian Shen, Yong-Qiang Yu
As an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-inducible protein, mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) has been proven to protect dopaminergic neurons and nondopaminergic cells. Our previous studies had shown that MANF protected against ischemia/reperfusion injury. Here, we developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to dynamically evaluate the therapeutic effects of MANF on ischemia/reperfusion injury. We established a rat focal ischemic model by using middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
P P Tregub, V P Kulikov, Yu G Motin, M E Nagibaeva, A S Zabrodina
We studied the expression of chaperone GRP-78 and transcription factor NF-kB during the development of ischemic tolerance of the brain after combined and isolated exposure to hypoxia and hypercapnia. Combined exposure to hypoxia and hypercapnia maximally increased the expression of chaperone GRP-78 and transcription factor NF-kB, while the formation of ischemia-induced tolerance under conditions of hypercapnic hypoxia can be associated with activation of adaptive stress mechanisms in the endoplasmic reticulum...
August 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Keiko Omori, Eiji Kobayashi, Jeffrey Rawson, Masafumi Takahashi, Yoko Mullen
Prolonged pancreas cold ischemia is known to negatively correlate with islet isolation outcomes, hindering successful islet transplantation to treat Type-1 Diabetes. Due to poor islet isolation outcome, pancreata with over 16 h cold ischemia are currently not considered for islet transplantation. Mechanisms involved in pancreas cold ischemia/rewarming mediated islet damage during islet isolation and culture are not well understood. Using an en bloc cold preserved rat pancreas preparation, we attempted to clarify possible mechanisms of islet death associated with prolonged pancreas cold ischemia and subsequent rewarming...
October 2016: Cryobiology
Tao Fan, Zhixin Huang, Lei Chen, Wei Wang, Boyou Zhang, Yao Xu, Shize Pan, Zhangfan Mao, Hao Hu, Qing Geng
The activation of autophagy has been demonstrated to exert protective roles during hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R)-induced brain injuries. This study aimed to investigate whether and how preconditioning with a proteasome inhibitor (MG-132), a proteasome promoter (Adriamycin, ADM), an autophagy inhibitor (3-methyladenine, 3-MA) and an autophagy promoter (Rapamycin, Rap) affected endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS), the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS), autophagy, inflammation and apoptosis. Ubiquitin protein and 26S proteasome activity levels were decreased by MG-132 pretreatment but increased by ADM pretreatment at 2h, 4h and 6h following H/R treatment...
August 26, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
Hui Wu, Ming Ye, Jun Yang, Jiawang Ding
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November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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
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
Barry Lee Martin, Sabena Michelle Conley, Regine Simone Harris, Corshe Devon Stanley, Jean-Marie Vianney Niyitegeka, Elimelda Moige Ongeri
Meprin metalloproteases play a role in the pathology of ischemia/reperfusion- (IR-) induced renal injury. The endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein, osteosarcoma-9 (OS-9), has been shown to interact with the carboxyl-terminal tail of meprin β. More importantly, OS-9 interacts with the hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and the prolyl-hydroxylase, proteins which mediate the cell's response to hypoxia. To determine if OS-9 is a meprin substrate, kidney proteins from meprin αβ knockout mice (αβKO) (which lack endogenous meprins) and purified human OS-9 were incubated with activated forms of meprin A and meprin B, and Western blot analysis was used to evaluate proteolytic processing of OS-9...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
Jun Wang, Yajing Wu, Fang Yuan, Yixian Liu, Xuefeng Wang, Feng Cao, Yi Zhang, Sheng Wang
AIMS: Radiation-induced heart damage (RIHD) is becoming an increasing concern for patients and clinicians due to the use of radiotherapy for thoracic tumor. Chronic intermittent hypobaric hypoxia (CIHH) preconditioning has been documented to exert a cardioprotective effect. Here we hypothesized that CIHH was capable of attenuating functional and structural damage in a rat model of RIHD. MAIN METHODS: Male adult Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control, radiation, CIHH and CIHH plus radiation...
September 1, 2016: Life Sciences
Laura Planells-Ferrer, Jorge Urresti, Elena Coccia, Koen M O Galenkamp, Isabel Calleja-Yagüe, Joaquín López-Soriano, Paulina Carriba, Bruna Barneda-Zahonero, Miguel F Segura, Joan X Comella
The importance of death receptor (DR) signaling in embryonic development and physiological homeostasis is well established, as is the existence of several molecules that modulate DRs function, among them Fas Apoptotis Inhibitory Molecules. Although FAIM1, FAIM2, and FAIM3 inhibit Fas-induced cell death, they are not structurally related, nor do they share expression patterns. Moreover, they inhibit apoptosis through completely different mechanisms. FAIM1 and FAIM2 protect neurons from DR-induced apoptosis and are involved in neurite outgrowth and neuronal plasticity...
October 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
Lijian Chen, Manli Chen, Jian Du, Lijuan Wan, Lei Zhang, Erwei Gu
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemia is proposed to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Preclinical studies suggest that diabetes mellitus exacerbates myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and attenuates the effects of cardioprotective strategies. The cardioprotective effects of postconditioning with the opioid analgesic remifentanil against ischemia/reperfusion injury under the hyperglycemic condition remain contradictory. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms by which hyperglycemia affects cardioprotection induced by remifentanil postconditioning...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Jing Liu, Wujun Xue, Heli Xiang, Jin Zheng, Yanlong Zhao, Lizi Jiao, Zizhao Jiao
Ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) is a major cause of acute kidney damage, which often occurs in deceased donor kidney transplants. Cathelicidin PR-39 peptide possesses anti-inflammatory and wound repair effects through tissue angiogenesis and anti-apoptosis. This study assessed the role of PR-39 in anti-apoptosis in vitro using a lentiviral vector with a kidney specific promoter (KSP) to drive PR-39 expression. Our data revealed that PR-39 peptide was specifically over-expressed in kidney-derived HK-2 cells, but was scarcely detected in non-kidney tissue-derived cells...
August 2016: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
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