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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620235/a-non-ionotropic-activity-of-nmda-receptors-contributes-to-glycine-induced-neuroprotection-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Juan Chen, Rong Hu, Huabao Liao, Ya Zhang, Ruixue Lei, Zhifeng Zhang, Yang Zhuang, Yu Wan, Ping Jin, Hua Feng, Qi Wan
NMDA receptor (NMDAR) is known for its ionotropic function. But recent evidence suggests that NMDAR also has a non-ionotropic property. To determine the role of non-ionotropic activity of NMDARs in clinical relevant conditions, we tested the effect of glycine, a co-agonist of NMDARs, in rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO), an animal model of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury after the animals were injected with the NMDAR channel blocker MK-801 and the glycine receptor antagonist strychnine. We show that glycine reduces the infarct volume in the brain of ischemic stroke animals pre-injected with MK-801 and strychnine...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611548/hippocampal-characteristics-and-invariant-sequence-elements-distribution-of-glra2-and-glra3-c-to-u-editing
#2
Philipp Schaefermeier, Sarah Heinze
Glycine receptor α2 and α3 subunit (GLRA2/GLRA3) high-affinity variants, of which the subjacent amino acid substitutions issue from C-to-U RNA editing, are thought to influence tonic inhibition and pathophysiology. In light of the detection of GLRA3 NM_006529:r.1157C>U and GLRA2 NM_002063:r.1416C>U exchanges in hippocampus explants of temporal lobe epilepsy patients, we now examine the healthy situation and relate it to the epileptic situation by ascertaining controls in a legitimate reanalysis. The GLRA2 and GLRA3 editing events that would ultimately result in a glycine receptor with increased affinity occur in the postmortem nonepileptic hippocampus...
March 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606760/progress-in-the-discovery-of-small-molecule-modulators-of-the-cys-loop-superfamily-receptors
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REVIEW
Brian A Sparling, Erin F DiMauro
The vertebrate Cys-loop family of ligand-gated ion channels (LGICs) are comprised of nicotinic acetylcholine (nAChR), serotonin type 3 (5-HT3R), γ-aminobutyric acid (GABAAR), and glycine (GlyR) receptors. Here, we review efforts to discover selective small molecules targeting one or more Cys-loop receptors, with a focus on state-of-the-art modulators that have been reported over the past five years. Several highlighted compounds offer robust oral bioavailability and central exposure and have thus been useful in delineating pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic relationships in pre-clinical disease models...
May 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602646/the-effects-of-glycine-on-auditory-mismatch-negativity-in-schizophrenia
#4
Lisa-Marie Greenwood, Sumie Leung, Patricia T Michie, Amity Green, Pradeep J Nathan, Paul Fitzgerald, Patrick Johnston, Nadia Solowij, Jayashri Kulkarni, Rodney J Croft
Glycine increases N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) mediated glutamatergic function. Mismatch negativity (MMN) is a proposed biomarker of glutamate-induced improvements in clinical symptoms, however, the effect of glycine-mediated NMDAR activation on MMN in schizophrenia is not well understood. This study aimed to determine the effects of acute and 6-week chronic glycine administration on MMN in schizophrenia patients. MMN amplitude was compared at baseline between 22 patients (schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder; receiving stable antipsychotic medication; multi-centre recruitment) and 21 age- and gender-matched controls...
June 8, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598597/azapeptide-synthesis-methods-for-expanding-side-chain-diversity-for-biomedical-applications
#5
Ramesh Chingle, Caroline Proulx, William D Lubell
Mimicry of bioactive conformations is critical for peptide-based medicinal chemistry because such peptidomimetics may augment stability, enhance affinity, and increase specificity. Azapeptides are peptidomimetics in which the α-carbon(s) of one or more amino acid residues are substituted by nitrogen. The resulting semicarbazide analogues have been shown to reinforce β-turn conformation through the combination of lone pair-lone pair repulsion of the adjacent hydrazine nitrogen and urea planarity. Substitution of a semicarbazide for an amino amide residue in a peptide may retain biological activity and add benefits such as improved metabolic stability...
June 9, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598327/co-agonists-differentially-tune-glun2b-nmda-receptor-trafficking-at-hippocampal-synapses
#6
Joana S Ferreira, Thomas Papouin, Laurent Ladépêche, Andrea Yao, Valentin C Langlais, Delphine Bouchet, Jérôme Dulong, Jean-Pierre Mothet, Silvia Sacchi, Loredano Pollegioni, Pierre Paoletti, Stéphane Henri Richard Oliet, Laurent Groc
The subunit composition of synaptic NMDA receptors (NMDAR), such as the relative content of GluN2A- and GluN2B-containing receptors, greatly influences the glutamate synaptic transmission. Receptor co-agonists, glycine and D-serine, have intriguingly emerged as potential regulators of the receptor trafficking in addition to their requirement for its activation. Using a combination of single-molecule imaging, biochemistry and electrophysiology, we show that glycine and D-serine relative availability at rat hippocampal glutamatergic synapses regulate the trafficking and synaptic content of NMDAR subtypes...
June 9, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596383/reinvestigation-of-the-biological-activity-of-d-allo-shk-protein
#7
Bobo Dang, Sandeep Chhabra, Michael W Pennington, Raymond S Norton, Stephen B H Kent
ShK toxin from the sea anemone Stichodactyla helianthus is a 35-residue protein that binds to the Kv1.3 ion channel with high affinity. Recently we determined the X-ray structure of ShK toxin by racemic crystallography, in the course of which we discovered that D-ShK has a near-background IC50 value ~50,000 times lower than that of the L-ShK toxin. This lack of activity was at odds with previously reported results for an ShK diastereomer designated D-allo-ShK for which significant biological activity had been observed in a similar receptor-blocking assay...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590364/neurophysiological-effects-of-bitopertin-in-schizophrenia
#8
Joshua T Kantrowitz, Karen A Nolan, Michael L Epstein, Nayla Lehrfeld, Constance Shope, Eva Petkova, Daniel C Javitt
PURPOSE/BACKGROUND: Deficits in N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) function contribute to symptoms and cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia and are associated with impaired generation of event-related potential measures including auditory mismatch negativity. Parallel studies of the NMDAR agonist d-serine have suggested that sensitivity of these measures to glutamate-based interventions is related to symptomatic and cognitive response. Bitopertin is a selective inhibitor of glycine transport...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588452/structure-function-analysis-of-the-glyr-%C3%AE-2-subunit-autism-mutation-p-r323l-reveals-a-gain-of-function
#9
Yan Zhang, Thi Nhu Thao Ho, Robert J Harvey, Joseph W Lynch, Angelo Keramidas
Glycine receptors (GlyRs) containing the α2 subunit regulate cortical interneuron migration. Disruption of the GlyR α2 subunit gene (Glra2) in mice leads to disrupted dorsal cortical progenitor homeostasis, leading to a depletion of projection neurons and moderate microcephaly in newborn mice. In humans, rare variants in GLRA2, which is located on the X chromosome, are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the hemizygous state in males. These include a microdeletion (GLRA2∆ex8-9) and missense mutations in GLRA2 (p...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588066/identification-of-aicp-as-a-glun2c-selective-nmda-receptor-superagonist-at-the-glun1-glycine-site
#10
Maja Jessen, Kristen Frederiksen, Feng Yi, Rasmus P Clausen, Kasper B Hansen, Hans Brauner-Osborne, Paul Kilburn, Anders Damholt
NMDA-type ionotropic glutamate receptors mediate excitatory neurotransmission in the central nervous system and are critically involved in brain function. NMDA receptors are also implicated in psychiatric and neurological disorders and have received considerable attention as therapeutic targets. In this regard, administration of D-cycloserine (DCS), which is a glycine site NMDA receptor agonist, can enhance extinction of conditioned fear responses. The intriguing behavioral effects of DCS have been linked to its unique pharmacological profile among NMDA receptor subtypes (GluN1/2A-D), in which DCS is a superagonist at GluN2C-containing receptors compared to glycine and a partial agonist at GluN2B-containing receptors...
June 6, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587135/rgd-binding-integrins-in-head-and-neck-cancers
#11
REVIEW
Hanadi Talal Ahmedah, Laurence H Patterson, Steven D Shnyder, Helen M Sheldrake
Alterations in integrin expression and function promote tumour growth, invasion, metastasis and neoangiogenesis. Head and neck cancers are highly vascular tumours with a tendency to metastasise. They express a wide range of integrin receptors. Expression of the αv and β1 subunits has been explored relatively extensively and linked to tumour progression and metastasis. Individual receptors αvβ3 and αvβ5 have proved popular targets for diagnostic and therapeutic agents but lesser studied receptors, such as αvβ6, αvβ8, and β1 subfamily members, also show promise...
May 26, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586359/genome-wide-analysis-of-dwd-proteins-in-soybean-glycine-max-significance-of-gm08dwd-and-gmmyb176-interaction-in-isoflavonoid-biosynthesis
#12
Shaomin Bian, Xuyan Li, Hemanta Mainali, Ling Chen, Sangeeta Dhaubhadel
A subset of WD40 proteins with DWD motif has been proposed to serve as substrate receptor of DDB-CUL4-ROC1 complex, thereby getting involved in protein degradation via ubiquitination pathway. Here, we identified a total of 161 potential DWD proteins in soybean (Glycine max) by searching DWD motif against the genome-wide WD40 repeats, and classified them into 20 groups on the basis of their functional domains and annotations. These putative DWD genes in soybean displayed tissue-specific expression patterns, and their genome localization and analysis of evolutionary relationship identified 48 duplicated gene pairs within 161 GmDWDs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583430/the-egfr-variant-iii-mutant-as-a-target-for-immunotherapy-of-glioblastoma-multiforme
#13
REVIEW
Dimitry A Chistiakov, Ivan V Chekhonin, Vladimir P Chekhonin
In epithelial tumors, the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) controls key signaling pathways responsible for growth, proliferation, migration, and survival of tumor cells. The epidermal growth factor receptor variant III (EGFRvIII) is the most common EGFR mutation that occurs in up to 30% of high-grade gliomas especially glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). EGFRvIII arises from the deletion of exon 2-7 that leads to the formation of the constitutively activated mutant receptor incapable of binding any known ligand...
June 2, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575722/applications-of-parallel-synthetic-lead-hopping-and-pharmacophore-based-virtual-screening-in-the-discovery-of-efficient-glycine-receptor-potentiators
#14
Nagasree Chakka, Kristin L Andrews, Loren M Berry, Howard Bregman, Hakan Gunaydin, Liyue Huang, Angel Guzman-Perez, Matthew H Plant, Jeffrey R Simard, Jacinthe Gingras, Erin F DiMauro
Glycine receptors (GlyRs) are pentameric glycine-gated chloride ion channels that are enriched in the brainstem and spinal cord where they have been demonstrated to play a role in central nervous system (CNS) inhibition. Herein we describe two novel classes of glycine receptor potentiators that have been developed using similarity- and property-guided scaffold hopping enabled by parallel synthesis and pharmacophore-based virtual screening strategies. This effort resulted in the identification of novel, efficient and modular leads having favorable in vitro ADME profiles and high CNS multi-parameter optimization (MPO) scores, exemplified by azetidine sulfonamide 19 and aminothiazole sulfone (ent2)-20...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575020/ngr-peptide-drug-conjugates-with-dual-targeting-properties
#15
Kata Nóra Enyedi, Szilárd Tóth, Gergely Szakács, Gábor Mező
Peptides containing the asparagine-glycine-arginine (NGR) motif are recognized by CD13/aminopeptidase N (APN) receptor isoforms that are selectively overexpressed in tumor neovasculature. Spontaneous decomposition of NGR peptides can result in isoAsp derivatives, which are recognized by RGD-binding integrins that are essential for tumor metastasis. Peptides binding to CD13 and RGD-binding integrins provide tumor-homing, which can be exploited for dual targeted delivery of anticancer drugs. We synthesized small cyclic NGR peptide-daunomycin conjugates using NGR peptides of varying stability (c[KNGRE]-NH2, Ac-c[CNGRC]-NH2 and the thioether bond containing c[CH2-CO-NGRC]-NH2, c[CH2-CO-KNGRC]-NH2)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571905/extremely-small-sized-globular-poly-ethylene-glycol-cyclic-rgd-conjugates-targeting-integrin-%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-in-tumor-cells
#16
Seong Kyeong Kim, Jae Min Lee, Kyung Taek Oh, Eun Seong Lee
In this study, we report an extremely small-sized globular poly(ethylene glycol) (gPEG) conjugated with cyclic arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (cRGD) peptide and chlorin e6 (Ce6). This nanoparticle design takes advantage of the biocompatible functional gPEG (3-4nm in diameter) as an extremely small-sized drug carrier, the tumor targeting ability of cRGD, and the photodynamic tumor ablation ability of Ce6. We found that gPEG conjugated with cRGD and Ce6 (cRGD-gPEG-Ce6) exhibited much higher phototoxicity in SKOV-3 tumor cells (which have a very high density of integrin αvβ3 receptors) than in KB cells (which have a very low density of integrin αvβ3 receptors)...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571812/a-hypothesis-for-mechanism-for-brain-oedema-due-to-glycine
#17
Suchita J Mehta, Andrea Roche Recinos, Subodh J Saggi, Man S Oh
Death following the use the glycine distension solution in transurethral prostatectomy (TURP) or hysteroscopic surgery has been attributed to the toxic effect of glycine on the brain through the glycine receptors and hyperammonemia, contending that glycine-associated hyponatremia is isosmotic and therefore would not cause brain oedema. Here we propose a hypothesis that the mechanism of brain oedema and death is actually osmotic brain oedema caused by selective diffusion of glycine into the brain while sodium cannot diffuse out of the brain despite favourable concentration gradient because of the absence of sodium transporter on the cerebral capillaries needed for the exit of sodium from the brain...
June 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570395/runs-of-homozygosity-copy-number-variation-and-risk-for-depression-and-suicidal-behavior-in-an-arab-bedouin-kindred
#18
Nadine M Melhem, Sami Hamdan, Lambertus Klei, Shawn Wood, Jamie Zelazny, Amos Frisch, Abraham Weizman, Miri Carmel, Elena Michaelovsky, Ilana Farbstein, Danuta Wasserman, Muhammad El-Heib, Robert Ferrell, Alan Apter, Bernie Devlin, David Brent
OBJECTIVES: Inbreeding increases the probability of homozygosity of deleterious alleles. Inbreeding and runs of homozygosity (ROH) are associated with an increased risk for disease phenotypes, including schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. The effects of inbreeding, ROH, homozygous deletions, and other copy number variations (CNVs) on risk for depression and suicide attempt (SA) were quantified in an Arab Bedouin Kindred. METHODS: We carried out genetic analyses of 439 individuals from an Arab kindred with high rates of depression and suicidal behavior...
May 31, 2017: Psychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559795/voltage-dependent-inhibition-of-glycine-receptor-channels-by-niflumic-acid
#19
Galyna Maleeva, Franck Peiretti, Boris S Zhorov, Piotr Bregestovski
Niflumic acid (NFA) is a member of the fenamate class of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This compound and its derivatives are used worldwide clinically for the relief of chronic and acute pain. NFA is also a commonly used blocker of voltage-gated chloride channels. Here we present evidence that NFA is an efficient blocker of chloride-permeable glycine receptors (GlyRs) with subunit heterogeneity of action. Using the whole-cell configuration of patch-clamp recordings and molecular modeling, we analyzed the action of NFA on homomeric α1ΔIns, α2B, α3L, and heteromeric α1β and α2β GlyRs expressed in CHO cells...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554717/phenylalanine-derivatives-with-modulating-effects-on-human-%C3%AE-1-glycine-receptors-and-anticonvulsant-activity-in-strychnine-induced-seizure-model-in-male-adult-rats
#20
Bassem Sadek, Murat Oz, Syed M Nurulain, Petrilla Jayaprakash, Gniewomir Latacz, Katarzyna Kieć-Kononowicz, Ewa Szymańska
The critical role of α1-glycine receptor (α1-GLYRs) in pathological conditions such as epilepsy is well known. In the present study, structure-activity relations for a series of phenylalanine derivatives carrying selected hydrogen bond acceptors were investigated on the functional properties of human α1-GLYR expressed in Xenopus oocytes. The results indicate that one particular substitution position appeared to be of special importance for control of ligand activity. Among tested ligands (1-8), the biphenyl derivative (2) provided the most promising antagonistic effect on α1-GLYRs, while its phenylbenzyl analogue (5) exhibited the highest potentiation effect...
May 26, 2017: Epilepsy Research
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