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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686803/the-calcium-sensor-synaptotagmin-1-is-expressed-and-regulated-in-hippocampal-postsynaptic-spines
#1
Suleman Hussain, Daniel Lawer Egbenya, Yi-Chen Lai, Zita J Dosa, Jakob B Sørensen, Anne Anderson, Svend Davanger
Synaptotagmin 1 is a presynaptic calcium sensor, regulating SNARE-mediated vesicle exocytosis of transmitter. Increasing evidence indicate roles of SNARE proteins in postsynaptic glutamate receptor trafficking. However, a possible postsynaptic expression of synaptotagmin 1 has not been demonstrated previously. Here, we used postembedding immunogold electron microscopy to determine the subsynaptic localization of synaptotagmin 1 in rat hippocampal CA1 Schaffer collateral synapses. We report for the first time that synaptotagmin 1 is present in rat hippocampal postsynaptic spines, both on cytoplasmic vesicles and at the postsynaptic density (PSD)...
July 7, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612339/osteocyte-mechanobiology
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REVIEW
Yuhei Uda, Ehab Azab, Ningyuan Sun, Chao Shi, Paola Divieti Pajevic
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past decades, osteocytes have emerged as mechano-sensors of bone and master regulators of bone homeostasis. This article summarizes latest research and progress made in understanding osteocyte mechanobiology and critically reviews tools currently available to study these cells. RECENT FINDINGS: Whereas increased mechanical forces promote bone formation, decrease loading is always associated with bone loss and skeletal fragility. Recent studies identified cilia, integrins, calcium channels, and G-protein coupled receptors as important sensors of mechanical forces and Ca(2+) and cAMP signaling as key effectors...
June 13, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611595/mtorc1-is-a-local-postsynaptic-voltage-sensor-regulated-by-positive-and-negative-feedback-pathways
#3
Farr Niere, Kimberly F Raab-Graham
The mammalian/mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) serves as a regulator of mRNA translation. Recent studies suggest that mTORC1 may also serve as a local, voltage sensor in the postsynaptic region of neurons. Considering biochemical, bioinformatics and imaging data, we hypothesize that the activity state of mTORC1 dynamically regulates local membrane potential by promoting and repressing protein synthesis of select mRNAs. Our hypothesis suggests that mTORC1 uses positive and negative feedback pathways, in a branch-specific manner, to maintain neuronal excitability within an optimal range...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597792/implications-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-ischemia-reperfusion
#4
François Paquot, Justine Huart, Jean-Olivier Defraigne, Jean-Marie Krzesinski, François Jouret
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) which was first isolated from bovine parathyroid glands. Its complex structure has been well characterized, which helped to better understand its function. The CaSR activity can be modulated by various ligands, either activators (also called "calcimimetics") or inhibitors (or "calcilytics"). The main role of the CaSR concerns Ca(2+) homeostasis. In bone, intestine and kidney, the CaSR acts as a sensor for extracellular ionized Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)]e) to keep it stable...
April 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570539/monitoring-er-sr-calcium-release-with-the-targeted-ca2-sensor-catcher
#5
Florence N Reddish, Cassandra L Miller, Rakshya Gorkhali, Jenny J Yang
Intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) transients evoked by extracellular stimuli initiate a multitude of biological processes in living organisms. At the center of intracellular calcium release are the major intracellular calcium storage organelles, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the more specialized sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) in muscle cells. The dynamic release of calcium from these organelles is mediated by the ryanodine receptor (RyR) and the inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (IP3R) with refilling occurring through the sarco/endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase (SERCA) pump...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567652/pull-down-assay-to-characterize-ca-2-calmodulin-binding-to-plant-receptor-kinases
#6
Christine Kaufmann, Margret Sauter
Plant receptor-like kinases (RLKs) are regulated by posttranscriptional modification and by interaction with regulatory proteins. A common modification of RLKs is (auto)phosphorylation, and a common regulatory protein is the calcium sensor calmodulin (CaM). We have developed protocols to detect the interaction of an RLK with CaM. The interaction with CaM was shown by bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) (see Chapter 14) and pull-down assay (this chapter). Both methods offer unique advantages. BiFC is useful in showing interaction of soluble as well as of membrane-bound proteins in planta...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546113/stretch-activated-trpv2-channels-role-in-mediating-cardiopathies
#7
REVIEW
Elizabeth Aguettaz, Patrick Bois, Christian Cognard, Stéphane Sebille
Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 2, TRPV2, is a calcium-permeable cation channel belonging to the TRPV channel family. Although this channel has been first characterized as a noxious heat sensor, its mechanosensor property recently gained importance in various physiological functions. TRPV2 has been described as a stretch-mediated channel and a regulator of calcium homeostasis in several cell types and has been shown to be involved in the stretch-dependent responses in cardiomyocytes. Hence, several studies in the last years support the idea that TRPV2 play a key role in the function and structure of the heart, being involved in the cardiac compensatory mechanisms in response to pathologic or exercise-induced stress...
May 22, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538150/lanthanides-report-calcium-sensor-in-the-vestibule-of-ryanodine-receptor
#8
Sándor Sárközi, István Komáromi, István Jóna, János Almássy
Ca(2+) regulates ryanodine receptor's (RyR) activity through an activating and an inhibiting Ca(2+)-binding site located on the cytoplasmic side of the RyR channel. Their altered sensitivity plays an important role in the pathology of malignant hyperthermia and heart failure. We used lanthanide ions (Ln(3+)) as probes to investigate the Ca(2+) sensors of RyR, because they specifically bind to Ca(2+)-binding proteins and they are impermeable to the channel. Eu(3+)'s and Sm(3+)'s action was tested on single RyR1 channels reconstituted into planar lipid bilayers...
May 23, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514967/at1-receptor-response-to-non-saturating-ang-ii-concentrations-is-amplified-by-calcium-channel-blockers
#9
Kristoffer Bernhem, Kalaiselvan Krishnan, Alexander Bondar, Hjalmar Brismar, Anita Aperia, Lena Scott
BACKGROUND: Blockers of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) and the voltage gated calcium channel 1.2 (CaV1.2) are commonly used for treatment of hypertension. Yet there is little information about the effect of physiological concentrations of angiotensin II (AngII) on AT1R signaling and whether there is a reciprocal regulation of AT1R signaling by CaV1.2. METHODS: To elucidate these questions, we have studied the Ca(2+) signaling response to physiological and pharmacological AngII doses in HEK293a cells, vascular smooth muscle cells and cardiomyocytes using a Ca(2+) sensitive dye as the principal sensor...
May 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475112/insect-active-toxins-with-promiscuous-pharmacology-from-the-african-theraphosid-spider-monocentropus-balfouri
#10
Jennifer J Smith, Volker Herzig, Maria P Ikonomopoulou, Sławomir Dziemborowicz, Frank Bosmans, Graham M Nicholson, Glenn F King
Many chemical insecticides are becoming less efficacious due to rising resistance in pest species, which has created much interest in the development of new, eco-friendly bioinsecticides. Since insects are the primary prey of most spiders, their venoms are a rich source of insect-active peptides that can be used as leads for new bioinsecticides or as tools to study molecular receptors that are insecticidal targets. In the present study, we isolated two insecticidal peptides, µ/ω-TRTX-Mb1a and -Mb1b, from venom of the African tarantula Monocentropus balfouri...
May 5, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473752/spontaneous-ca-2-influx-in-drosophila-pupal-neurons-is-modulated-by-ip3-receptor-function-and-influences-maturation-of-the-flight-circuit
#11
Sumita Chakraborty, Gaiti Hasan
Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3R) are Ca(2+) channels on the neuronal endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. They are gated by IP3, produced upon external stimulation and activation of G protein-coupled receptors on the plasma membrane (PM). IP3-mediated Ca(2+) release, and the resulting depletion of the ER store, triggers entry of extracellular Ca(2+) by store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE). Mutations in IP3R attenuate SOCE. Compromised IP3R function and SOCE during pupal development of Drosophila leads to flight deficits and mimics suppression of neuronal activity during pupal or adult development...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461773/activation-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-3-by-the-methanolic-extract-of-schisandra-chinensis-fruit-and-its-chemical-constituent-%C3%AE-schisandrin
#12
Yuran Nam, Hyun Jong Kim, Young-Mi Kim, Young-Won Chin, Yung Kyu Kim, Hyo Sang Bae, Joo Hyun Nam, Woo Kyung Kim
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 3 (TRPV3) is a non-selective cation channel with modest permeability to calcium ions. It is involved in intracellular calcium signaling and is therefore important in processes such as thermal sensation, skin barrier formation, and wound healing. TRPV3 was initially proposed as a warm temperature sensor. It is activated by synthetic small-molecule chemicals and plant-derived natural compounds such as camphor and eugenol. Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill (SC) has diverse pharmacological properties including antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing activities...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424589/the-calcium-channel-c-terminal-and-synaptic-vesicle-tethering-analysis-by-immuno-nanogold-localization
#13
Robert H C Chen, Qi Li, Christine A Snidal, Sabiha R Gardezi, Elise F Stanley
At chemical synapses the incoming action potential triggers the influx of Ca(2+) through voltage-sensitive calcium channels (CaVs, typically CaV2.1 and 2.2) and the ions binds to sensors associated with docked, transmitter filled synaptic vesicles (SVs), triggering their fusion and discharge. The CaVs and docked SVs are located within the active zone (AZ) region of the synapse which faces a corresponding neurotransmitter receptor-rich region on the post-synaptic cell. Evidence that the fusion of a SV can be gated by Ca(2+) influx through a single CaV suggests that the channel and docked vesicle are linked by one or more molecular tethers (Stanley, 1993)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416581/trp-channels-in-brown-and-white-adipogenesis-from-human-progenitors-new-therapeutic-targets-and-the-caveats-associated-with-the-common-antibiotic-streptomycin
#14
Anna Goralczyk, Marc van Vijven, Mathilde Koch, Cedric Badowski, M Shabeer Yassin, Sue-Anne Toh, Asim Shabbir, Alfredo Franco-Obregón, Michael Raghunath
Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels are polymodal cell sensors responding to diverse stimuli and widely implicated in the developmental programs of numerous tissues. The evidence for an involvement of TRP family members in adipogenesis, however, is scant. We present the first comprehensive expression profile of all known 27 human TRP genes in mesenchymal progenitors cells during white or brown adipogenesis. Using positive trilineage differentiation as an exclusion criterion, TRP polycystic (P)3, and TPR melastatin (M)8 were found to be uniquely adipospecific...
April 17, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351987/calcium-dependent-protein-kinase5-associates-with-the-truncated-nlr-protein-tir-nbs2-to-contribute-to-exo70b1-mediated-immunity
#15
Na Liu, Katharina Hake, Wei Wang, Ting Zhao, Tina Romeis, Dingzhong Tang
Calcium-dependent protein kinases (CPKs) function as calcium sensors and play important roles in plant immunity. Loss of function of the exocyst complex subunit EXO70B1 leads to autoimmunity caused by activation of TN2, a truncated Toll/interleukin-1 receptor-nucleotide binding sequence protein. Here we show, based on a screen for suppressors of exo70B1, that exo70B1-activated autoimmune responses require CPK5 However, the CPK5 homologs CPK4, CPK6, and CPK11, which were previously reported to function redundantly with CPK5 in effector-triggered immunity, did not contribute to exo70B1-associated phenotypes, indicating that CPK5 plays a unique role in plant immunity...
April 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338789/phosphorylation-of-the-phytosulfokine-peptide-receptor-pskr1-controls-receptor-activity
#16
Christine Kaufmann, Michael Motzkus, Margret Sauter
The phytosulfokine peptide receptor PSKR1 is modified by phosphorylation of its cytoplasmic kinase domain. We analyzed defined phosphorylation sites by site-directed mutagenesis with regard to kinase activity in vitro and receptor activity in planta. S696 and S698 in the juxtamembrane (JM) domain are phosphorylated in planta. The phosphomimetic S696D/S698D replacements resulted in reduced transphosphorylation activity of PSKR1 kinase in vitro but did not reduce autophosphorylation activity. Growth-promoting activity of the PSKR1(S696D/S698D) receptor isoform was impaired in the shoot but not in the root...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332558/multiple-h-sensors-mediate-the-extracellular-acidification-induced-ca-2-i-elevation-in-cultured-rat-ventricular-cardiomyocytes
#17
Yuan-Lang Hu, Xue Mi, Chao Huang, Hui-Fang Wang, Jian-Ren Song, Qing Shu, Lan Ni, Jian-Guo Chen, Fang Wang, Zhuang-Li Hu
Acidosis has been known to cause "Ca(2+) transients", however, the mechanism is still uncertain. Here, we demonstrated that multiple H(+) sensors, such as ASICs, TRPV1 and proton-sensing G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are involved in extracellular acidification-induced intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) elevation. By using calcium imaging measures, we observed that both ASIC and TRPV1 channels inhibitors suppressed the [Ca(2+)]i elevation induced by extracellular acidosis in cultured rat cardiac myocytes...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299842/electroacupuncture-promotes-central-nervous-system-dependent-release-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#18
Tatiana E Salazar, Matthew R Richardson, Eleni Beli, Matthew S Ripsch, John George, Youngsook Kim, Yaqian Duan, Leni Moldovan, Yuanqing Yan, Ashay Bhatwadekar, Vaishnavi Jadhav, Jared A Smith, Susan McGorray, Alicia L Bertone, Dmitri O Traktuev, Keith L March, Luis M Colon-Perez, Keith G Avin, Emily Sims, Julie A Mund, Jamie Case, Xiaolin Deng, Min Su Kim, Bruce McDavitt, Michael E Boulton, Jeffrey Thinschmidt, Sergio Li Calzi, Stephanie D Fitz, Robyn K Fuchs, Stuart J Warden, Todd McKinley, Anantha Shekhar, Marcelo Febo, Phillip L Johnson, Lung-Ji Chang, Zhanguo Gao, Mikhail G Kolonin, Song Lai, Jingfeng Ma, Xinzhong Dong, Fletcher A White, Huisheng Xie, Mervin C Yoder, Maria B Grant
Electroacupuncture (EA) performed in rats and humans using limb acupuncture sites, LI-4 and LI-11, and GV-14 and GV-20 (humans) and Bai-hui (rats) increased functional connectivity between the anterior hypothalamus and the amygdala and mobilized mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the systemic circulation. In human subjects, the source of the MSC was found to be primarily adipose tissue, whereas in rodents the tissue sources were considered more heterogeneous. Pharmacological disinhibition of rat hypothalamus enhanced sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation and similarly resulted in a release of MSC into the circulation...
May 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275088/calcium-sensor-ncs-1-promotes-tumor-aggressiveness-and-predicts-patient-survival
#19
Lauren M Moore, Allison England, Barbara E Ehrlich, David L Rimm
Neuronal Calcium Sensor 1 (NCS-1) is a multi-functional Ca(2+)-binding protein that affects a range of cellular processes beyond those related to neurons. Functional characterization of NCS-1 in neuronal model systems suggests that NCS-1 may influence oncogenic processes. To this end, the biological role of NCS-1 was investigated by altering its endogenous expression in MCF-7 and MB-231 breast cancer cells. Overexpression of NCS-1 resulted in a more aggressive tumor phenotype demonstrated by a marked increase in invasion and motility, and a decrease in cell-matrix adhesion to collagen IV...
July 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220076/actions-and-mechanisms-of-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-voltage-gated-ion-channels
#20
REVIEW
Fredrik Elinder, Sara I Liin
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) act on most ion channels, thereby having significant physiological and pharmacological effects. In this review we summarize data from numerous PUFAs on voltage-gated ion channels containing one or several voltage-sensor domains, such as voltage-gated sodium (NaV), potassium (KV), calcium (CaV), and proton (HV) channels, as well as calcium-activated potassium (KCa), and transient receptor potential (TRP) channels. Some effects of fatty acids appear to be channel specific, whereas others seem to be more general...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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