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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074534/depolarizing-gaba-contributes-to-glutamatergic-network-rewiring-in-epilepsy
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Nazim Kourdougli, Christophe Pellegrino, Juho-Matti Renko, Stanislav Khirug, Geneviève Chazal, Tiina-Kaisa Kukko-Lukjanov, Sari E Lauri, Jean-Luc Gaiarsa, Liang Zhou, Angélique Peret, Eero Castrén, Raimo Kalevi Tuominen, Valérie Crépel, Claudio Rivera
OBJECTIVE: Rewiring of excitatory glutamatergic neuronal circuits is a major abnormality in epilepsy. Besides the rewiring of excitatory circuit, an abnormal depolarizing GABAergic drive has been hypothesized to participate in the epileptogenic processes. However, a remaining clinically relevant question is whether early post Status Epilepticus (SE) evoked chloride dysregulation is important for the remodeling of aberrant glutamatergic neuronal circuit. METHODS: Osmotic mini-pumps were used to infuse intracerebrally a specific inhibitor of depolarizing GABAergic transmission as well as a functionally blocking antibody towards the pan-neurotrophin receptor p75 (p75(NTR) )...
January 11, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072496/structural-reconstruction-of-the-perivascular-space-in-the-adult-mouse-neurohypophysis-during-an-osmotic-stimulation
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K Nishikawa, E Furube, S Morita, N Horii-Hayashi, M Nishi, S Miyata
Oxytocin (OXT) and arginine vasopressin (AVP), neuropeptides in the neurohypophysis (NH), control lactation and body fluid homeostasis, respectively. Hypothalamic neurosecretory neurons project their axons from the supraoptic and paraventricular nuclei to the NH to make contact with the vascular surface and release OXT and AVP. The neurohypophysial vascular structure is unique, because it has a wide perivascular space between the inner and outer basement membranes. However, the significance of this unique vascular structure remains unclear; therefore, we aimed to elucidate the functional significance of the perivascular space and its activity-dependent changes during salt loading in adult mice...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062279/nitric-oxide-induced-synthesis-of-hydrogen-sulfide-alleviates-osmotic-stress-in-wheat-seedlings-through-sustaining-antioxidant-enzymes-osmolyte-accumulation-and-cysteine-homeostasis
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M Nasir Khan, M Mobin, Zahid Khorshid Abbas, Manzer H Siddiqui
Nitric oxide (NO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) have been shown to act as signaling molecules in various physiological processes, play significant roles in plant cellular processes, and also mediate responses to both biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. The present investigation was carried out to test the effect of exogenous NO on endogenous synthesis of H2S in osmotic-stressed wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) seedlings. The results show that application of NO to wheat seedlings, suffered from PEG8000-induced osmotic stress, considerably enhanced the activities of H2S-synthesizing enzymes l-cysteine desulfhydrase (LCD) and d-cysteine desulfhydrase (DCD) leading to enhanced level of endogenous H2S content...
January 3, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030573/cation-stress-responsive-transcription-factors-slta-and-crza-regulate-morphogenetic-processes-and-pathogenicity-of-colletotrichum-gloeosporioides
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Amit K Dubey, Shiri Barad, Neta Luria, Dilip Kumar, Eduardo A Espeso, Dov B Prusky
Growth of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides in the presence of cation salts NaCl and KCl inhibited fungal growth and anthracnose symptom of colonization. Previous reports indicate that adaptation of Aspergillus nidulans to salt- and osmotic-stress conditions revealed the role of zinc-finger transcription factors SltA and CrzA in cation homeostasis. Homologs of A. nidulans SltA and CrzA were identified in C. gloeosporioides. The C. gloeosporioides CrzA homolog is a 682-amino acid protein, which contains a C2H2 zinc finger DNA-binding domain that is highly conserved among CrzA proteins from yeast and filamentous fungi...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017617/mir-263a-regulates-enac-to-maintain-osmotic-and-intestinal-stem-cell-homeostasis-in-drosophila
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Kevin Kim, Ruei-Jiun Hung, Norbert Perrimon
Proper regulation of osmotic balance and response to tissue damage is crucial in maintaining intestinal stem cell (ISC) homeostasis. We found that Drosophila miR-263a downregulates the expression of epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) subunits in enterocytes (ECs) to maintain osmotic and ISC homeostasis. In the absence of miR-263a, the intraluminal surface of the intestine displays dehydration-like phenotypes, Na(+) levels are increased in ECs, stress pathways are activated in ECs, and ISCs overproliferate. Furthermore, miR-263a mutants have increased bacterial load and expression of antimicrobial peptides...
January 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011319/effect-of-vacuolar-atpase-subunit-h-vmah-on-cellular-ph-asexual-cycle-stress-tolerance-and-virulence-in-beauveria-bassiana
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Jing Zhu, Xiao-Guan Zhu, Sheng-Hua Ying, Ming-Guang Feng
Vacuolar ATPase (V-ATPase) is a conserved multi-subunit protein complex that mediates intracellular acidification in fungi. Here we show functional diversity of V-ATPase subunit H (BbVmaH) in Beauveria bassiana, a filamentous fungal insect pathogen. Deletion of BbvmaH resulted in elevated vacuolar pH, increased Ca(2+) level in cytosol but not in vacuoles, accelerated culture acidification and reduced accumulation of extracellular ammonia. Aerial conidiation and submerged blastospore production were largely delayed and reduced in the deletion mutant, respectively, accompanied with a significant delay in conidial germination, alterations of conidia and blastospores in morphology, size and/or density, and severe growth defects in minimal media with different carbon and nitrogen sources...
December 21, 2016: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004282/a-subclass-of-hsp70s-regulate-development-and-abiotic-stress-responses-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Linna Leng, Qianqian Liang, Jianjun Jiang, Chi Zhang, Yuhan Hao, Xuelu Wang, Wei Su
Members of the HSP70 family function as molecular chaperones to maintain cellular homeostasis and help plants cope with environmental stimuli. However, due to functional redundancy and lack of effective chemical inhibitors, our knowledge of functions of individual HSP70s has remained limited. Here, we confirmed a subclass of HSP70s, including HSP70-1, -2, -3, -4, and -5, localized to the cytosol and nucleus in Arabidopsis thaliana. Histochemical analyses of promoter:GUS reporter lines showed that HSP70-1, -2, -3, and -4 genes were widely expressed, but HSP70-5 was not...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979971/osmotic-stress-induced-phosphorylation-by-nlk-at-ser128-activates-yap
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Audrey W Hong, Zhipeng Meng, Hai-Xin Yuan, Steven W Plouffe, Sungho Moon, Wantae Kim, Eek-Hoon Jho, Kun-Liang Guan
YAP is the major downstream effector of the Hippo pathway, which controls cell growth, tissue homeostasis, and organ size. Aberrant YAP activation, resulting from dysregulation of the Hippo pathway, is frequently observed in human cancers. YAP is a transcription co-activator, and the key mechanism of YAP regulation is its nuclear and cytoplasmic translocation. The Hippo pathway component, LATS, inhibits YAP by phosphorylating YAP at Ser127, leading to 14-3-3 binding and cytoplasmic retention of YAP Here, we report that osmotic stress stimulates transient YAP nuclear localization and increases YAP activity even when YAP Ser127 is phosphorylated...
January 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960161/cannabinoid-2-receptor-agonist-improves-systemic-sensitivity-to-insulin-in-high-fat-diet-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
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Xiuyuan Zhang, Shan Gao, Jinfeng Niu, Pan Li, Juan Deng, Shixin Xu, Zhihong Wang, Weiwei Wang, Deling Kong, Chen Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The endocannabinoid signalling (ECS) system has been known to regulate glucose homeostasis. Previous studies have suggested that the cannabinoid 2 (CB2) receptor may play a regulatory role on insulin secretion, immune modulation and insulin resistance. Given that diabetes and insulin resistance are attributable to elevated inflammatory tone, we investigated the role of CB2 receptor on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in high-fat diet (HFD)/streptozotocin (STZ)-induced mice...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932866/effect-of-peritoneal-dialysis-fluid-containing-osmo-metabolic-agents-on-human-endothelial-cells
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Mario Bonomini, Sara Di Silvestre, Pamela Di Tomo, Natalia Di Pietro, Domitilla Mandatori, Lorenzo Di Liberato, Vittorio Sirolli, Francesco Chiarelli, Cesare Indiveri, Assunta Pandolfi, Arduino Arduini
BACKGROUND: The use of glucose as the only osmotic agent in peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions (PDSs) is believed to exert local (peritoneal) and systemic detrimental actions, particularly in diabetic PD patients. To improve peritoneal biocompatibility, we have developed more biocompatible PDSs containing xylitol and carnitine along with significantly less amounts of glucose and have tested them in cultured Human Vein Endothelial Cells (HUVECs) obtained from the umbilical cords of healthy (C) and gestational diabetic (GD) mothers...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917349/effect-of-acute-salinity-stress-on-ion-homeostasis-na-k-atpase-and-histological-structure-in-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus
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Chenfan Geng, Yi Tian, Yanpeng Shang, Liqiang Wang, Yanan Jiang, Yaqing Chang
BACKGROUND: Sea cucumbers (Apostichopus japonicus) are an imperiled fauna exposed to a variety of environmental condition such as salinity and studies are urgently needed to assess their effects to guide aquaculture efforts. The effects of acute salinity stress on coelomic fluid osmotic pressure, ion concentrations, the activity of Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase in respiratory trees and the histological variations were measured to evaluate the salinity tolerance of sea cucumbers. RESULTS: Significant correlations in osmotic pressure were observed between coelomic fluid and ambient environmental salinity...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903630/genetic-causes-of-phenotypic-adaptation-to-the-second-fermentation-of-sparkling-wines-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Maria Martí-Raga, Emilien Peltier, Albert Mas, Gemma Beltran, Philippe Marullo
Hybridization is known to improve complex traits due to heterosis and phenotypic robustness. However, these phenomena have been rarely explained at the molecular level. Here, the genetic determinism of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation performance was investigated using a QTL-mapping approach on an F1-progeny population. Three main QTLs were detected, with positive alleles coming from both parental strains. The heterosis effect found in the hybrid was partially explained by three loci showing pseudo-overdominance and dominance effect...
November 30, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899930/ability-to-remove-na-and-retain-k-correlates-with-salt-tolerance-in-two-maize-inbred-lines-seedlings
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Yong Gao, Yi Lu, Meiqin Wu, Enxing Liang, Yan Li, Dongping Zhang, Zhitong Yin, Xiaoyun Ren, Yi Dai, Dexiang Deng, Jianmin Chen
Maize is moderately sensitive to salt stress; therefore, soil salinity is a serious threat to its production worldwide. Here, excellent salt-tolerant maize inbred line TL1317 and extremely salt-sensitive maize inbred line SL1303 were screened to understand the maize response to salt stress and its tolerance mechanisms. Relative water content, membrane stability index, stomatal conductance, chlorophyll content, maximum photochemical efficiency, photochemical efficiency, shoot and root fresh/dry weight, and proline and water soluble sugar content analyses were used to identify that the physiological effects of osmotic stress of salt stress were obvious and manifested at about 3 days after salt stress in maize...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899891/cardiac-stat3-deficiency-impairs-contractility-and-metabolic-homeostasis-in-hypertension
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Raffaele Altara, Romain Harmancey, Sean P Didion, George W Booz, Fouad A Zouein
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) protects the heart from acute ischemic stress. However, the importance of STAT3 to the heart in chronic stress, such as hypertension, is not known. To study this, we used cardiomyocyte-targeted STAT3 knockout (KO) mice and Angiotensin II (ANG II) infusion by osmotic minipumps. After 4 weeks, ANG II induced similar cardiac hypertrophy in wild type (WT) and cardiac Cre-expressing control (CTRL) mice with no impairment of cardiac function. In contrast, STAT3 KO mice exhibited reduced contractile function but similar hypertrophy to CTRL mice...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894883/incubation-relative-humidity-induces-renal-morphological-and-physiological-remodeling-in-the-embryo-of-the-chicken-gallus-gallus-domesticus
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Greta Bolin, Benjamin Dubansky, Warren W Burggren
The metanephric kidneys of the chicken embryo, along with the chorioallantoic membrane, process water and ions to maintain osmoregulatory homeostasis. We hypothesized that changes in relative humidity (RH) and thus osmotic conditions during embryogenesis would alter the developmental trajectory of embryonic kidney function. White leghorn chicken eggs were incubated at one of 25-30% relative humidity, 55-60% relative humidity, and 85-90% relative humidity. Embryos were sampled at days 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 to examine embryo and kidney mass, glomerular characteristics, body fluid osmolalities, hematological properties, and whole embryo oxygen consumption...
February 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890830/time-course-of-glial-changes-in-the-hyperhomocysteinemia-model-of-vascular-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-vcid
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Tiffany L Sudduth, Erica M Weekman, Brittani R Price, Jennifer L Gooch, Abigail Woolums, Christopher M Norris, Donna M Wilcock
Vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) is the second leading cause of dementia behind Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is a frequent co-morbidity with AD. Despite its prevalence, little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying the cognitive dysfunction resulting from cerebrovascular disease. Astrocytic end-feet almost completely surround intraparenchymal blood vessels in the brain and express a variety of channels and markers indicative of their specialized functions in the maintenance of ionic and osmotic homeostasis and gliovascular signaling...
January 26, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875309/rna-sequencing-reveals-a-role-of-tonebp-transcription-factor-in-regulation-of-pro-inflammatory-genes-in-response-to-hyperosmolarity-in-healthy-nucleus-pulposus-cells-a-homeostatic-response
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Zariel I Johnson, Irving M Shapiro, Makarand V Risbud
Transcription factor tonicity-responsive enhancer-binding protein (TonEBP/NFAT5) is critical for osmo-adaptation and extracellular matrix homeostasis of nucleus pulposus (NP) cells in their hypertonic tissue niche. Recent studies implicate TonEBP signaling in inflammatory disease and rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis. However, broader functions of TonEBP in the disc remain unknown. RNA sequencing was performed on NP cells with TonEBP knockdown under hypertonic conditions. 1140 TonEBP-dependent genes were identified and categorized using Ingenuity Pathway Analysis...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849309/activation-of-rac1-and-rhoa-preserve-corneal-endothelial-barrier-function
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María C Ortega, Diana Santander-García, Beatriz Marcos-Ramiro, Susana Barroso, Susan Cox, Ignacio Jiménez-Alfaro, Jaime Millán
Purpose: The corneal endothelium is responsible for the correct hydration of the corneal stroma. Corneal endothelial cells have a low proliferative capacity, so preserving their barrier function under suboptimal conditions that cause osmotic imbalance, such as those arising from corneal pathologies, age, cryopreservation, and transplantation, is essential for maintaining corneal transparency. We have investigated the signaling induced by hyperosmotic shock that reversibly disrupts corneal endothelial barriers in human endothelial cells and in murine corneas...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826949/cellular-mechanisms-contributing-to-multiple-stress-tolerance-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-with-potential-use-in-high-temperature-ethanol-fermentation
#19
Yasin Kitichantaropas, Chuenchit Boonchird, Minetaka Sugiyama, Yoshinobu Kaneko, Satoshi Harashima, Choowong Auesukaree
High-temperature ethanol fermentation has several benefits including a reduction in cooling cost, minimizing risk of bacterial contamination, and enabling simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. To achieve the efficient ethanol fermentation at high temperature, yeast strain that tolerates to not only high temperature but also the other stresses present during fermentation, e.g., ethanol, osmotic, and oxidative stresses, is indispensable. The C3253, C3751, and C4377 Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains, which have been previously isolated as thermotolerant yeasts, were found to be multiple stress-tolerant...
December 2016: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819144/effects-of-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitors-on-metabolism-unanswered-questions-and-controversies
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Vasilios Tsimihodimos, Theodosios D Filippatos, Moses S Elisaf
Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors inhibit glucose re-absorption in the proximal renal tubules. These drugs also affect many anthropometric and metabolic parameters with various mechanisms of action. Areas covered: We present the available evidence regarding these effects. SGLT2 inhibitors can decrease body weight mainly due to a reduction of total fat mass. SGLT2 inhibitors can decrease blood pressure levels and serum uric acid levels and may also reduce the degree of diabetes-related albuminuria...
November 17, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
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