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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227550/live-cell-visualization-of-calcium-flux-in-vibratome-cut-thick-sections-of-viable-tumor-tissue
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James Koh, Joyce A Hogue, Julie A Sosa
This unit outlines a live-cell imaging approach developed for visualization of intracellular calcium flux in human parathyroid tumors following stimulation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), a class C G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). The primary assay readout, intracellular calcium release induced by activation of the inositol triphosphate receptor, is potentially generalizable to multiple other GPCR signaling events that utilize this common downstream signal transduction pathway. Advantages of the approach include: (1) preservation of native tissue context and positional information, allowing direct visualization of intratumoral functional heterogeneity; (2) quantitative documentation of reactivity to a physiological stimulus in an experimentally tractable ex vivo system; and (3) generation of a dynamic, functional classifier of tumor biochemical behavior to augment static marker assessment...
December 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212817/casr-signaling-down-regulates-aqp2-expression-via-a-novel-microrna-pathway-in-pendrin-and-nacl-cotransporter-knockout-mice
#2
Marianna Ranieri, Kamyar Zahedi, Grazia Tamma, Mariangela Centrone, Annarita Di Mise, Manoocher Soleimani, Giovanna Valenti
High concentrations of urinary calcium counteract vasopressin action via the activation of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) that is expressed in the luminal membrane of collecting duct cells, which impairs the trafficking of aquaporin-2 (AQP2). Pendrin/NaCl cotransporter double-knockout (dKO) mice display significant calcium wasting and develop severe volume depletion, despite increased circulating vasopressin levels. We hypothesized that the CaSR-mediated impairment of AQP2 expression/trafficking underlies vasopressin resistance in dKO mice...
December 6, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180865/fabrication-of-large-pore-mesoporous-ca-si-based-bioceramics-for-bone-regeneration
#3
Deliang Zeng, Xingdi Zhang, Xiao Wang, Lingyan Cao, Ao Zheng, Jiahui Du, Yongsheng Li, Qingfeng Huang, Xinquan Jiang
Our previous study revealed that mesoporous Ca-Si-based materials exhibited excellent osteoconduction because dissolved ions could form a layer of hydroxycarbonate apatite on the surface of the materials. However, the biological mechanisms underlying bone regeneration were largely unknown. The main aim of this study was to evaluate the osteogenic ability of large-pore mesoporous Ca-Si-based bioceramics (LPMSCs) by alkaline phosphatase assay, real-time PCR analysis, von Kossa, and alizarin red assay. Compared with large-pore mesoporous silica (LPMS), LPMSCs had a better effect on the osteogenic differentiation of dental pulp cells...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173301/targeted-gene-next-generation-sequencing-in-chinese-children-with-chronic-pancreatitis-and-acute-recurrent-pancreatitis
#4
Yuan Xiao, Wentao Yuan, Bo Yu, Yan Guo, Xu Xu, Xinqiong Wang, Yi Yu, Yi Yu, Biao Gong, Chundi Xu
OBJECTIVE: To identify causal mutations in certain genes in children with acute recurrent pancreatitis (ARP) or chronic pancreatitis (CP). STUDY DESIGN: After patients were enrolled (CP, 55; ARP, 14) and their clinical characteristics were investigated, we performed next-generation sequencing to detect nucleotide variations among the following 10 genes: cationic trypsinogen protease serine 1 (PRSS1), serine protease inhibitor, Kazal type 1 (SPINK1), cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR), chymotrypsin C (CTRC), calcium-sensing receptor (CASR), cathepsin B (CTSB), keratin 8 (KRT8), CLAUDIN 2 (CLDN2), carboxypeptidase A1 (CPA1), and ATPase type 8B member 1 (ATP8B1)...
December 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168980/inability-to-reduce-morbidity-of-diarrhea-by-ors-can-we-design-a-better-therapy
#5
Jane E Harrell, Sam X Cheng
Diarrheal disease is a worldwide problem that still causes significant morbidity and mortality among children. Currently, oral rehydration solution (ORS) is the standard of care for acute diarrhea in pediatric patients. While effective in reducing mortality, ORS does not alleviate diarrheal symptoms, thus reducing caregiver compliance and therapeutic efficacy. This manuscript will briefly review the current problem of pediatric diarrhea and the shortcomings of current therapies; however, the focus of this review is to examine the intestinal calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR)...
November 23, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166726/-interaction-between-trpc1-and-stim1-in-calcium-sensing-receptor-mediated-calcium-influx-and-nitric-oxide-production-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#6
L M Wang, H Zhong, N Tang, L J Pang, C J Zhang, F He
Objective: To investigate the interaction of Ca(2+) protein TRPC1 and STIM1 in extracellular Ca(2+) -sensing receptor (CaR)-induced extracellular Ca(2+) influx and the production of nitric oxide (NO). Methods: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured and incubated with CaR agonist spermine (activating store-operates cation channels (SOC) and receptor-operated channels (ROC)), CaR negative allosteric modulator Calhex231 (blocking SOC, activating ROC) and ROC analogue TPA (activating ROC, blocking SOC), protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitor Ro31-8220, PKCs and PKCμ inhibitor Go6967(activate SOC, blocking ROC), respectively...
November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165475/effect-of-the-water-fraction-isolated-from-fructus-ligustri-lucidi-extract-on-bone-metabolism-via-antagonizing-a-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-experimental-type-1-diabetic-rats
#7
Nan-Nan Sha, Yong-Jian Zhao, Dong-Feng Zhao, Daniel Kam-Wah Mok, Qi Shi, Yong-Jun Wang, Yan Zhang
Our previous studies have demonstrated that the extract of Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) can maintain in vivo calcium homeostasis in aged and ovariectomized rats. This study was designed to elucidate the action of water fraction isolated from the FLL extract on bone metabolism and a calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) in parathyroid glands and kidneys of diabetic rats. The streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats were treated with vehicle, FLL extract, and the water fraction (WF) isolated from the FLL extract for 4 weeks...
November 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159829/calcium-hydroxide-regulates-transcription-of-the-bone-sialoprotein-gene-via-a-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-osteoblast-like-ros-17-2-8-cells
#8
Shuang Wang, Keisuke Noda, Yuanyuan Yang, Zhengyan Shen, Zhen Chen, Yorimasa Ogata
Bone sialoprotein (BSP) is a glycoprotein associated with mineralized tissues. In this study, we investigated the regulation of Bsp transcription by calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2 ] in rat osteosarcoma-derived osteoblast-like ROS 17/2.8 cells and stromal bone marrow cells. Application of Ca(OH)2 (0.4 mM) increased the levels of runt-related transcription factor 2 (Runx2) and BspmRNAs at 3 and 6 h and the level of BSP protein at 12 h. Transient transfection analyses were performed using chimeric constructs encompassing different regions of the rat Bsp gene promoter ligated to a luciferase reporter gene...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Oral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146232/parathyroidectomy-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-impacts-of-different-techniques-on-the-biochemical-and-clinical-evolution-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
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Roxana de Fátima Camelo Albuquerque, Cinthia Esbrile Moraes Carbonara, Rita de Cássia T Martin, Luciene Machado Dos Reis, Climério Pereira do Nascimento, Sérgio Samir Arap, Rosa M A Moysés, Vanda Jorgetti, Fábio L M Montenegro, Rodrigo Bueno de Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Parathyroidectomy (PTx) decreases the mortality rate of refractory secondary hyperparathyroidism (rSHP) due to chronic kidney disease. A consensus regarding which techniques of PTx are associated with better outcomes is not available. The aims of this study are to evaluate the clinical and laboratory evolution of 49 hemodialysis patients with rSHP who underwent PTx using different techniques. METHODS: Patients underwent subtotal PTx (sub-PTx) or total PTx with autotransplantation (AT) of 45 (PTx-AT45) or 90 parathyroid fragments (PTx-AT90) and were followed for 12 months...
November 13, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142982/a-single-and-multiple-dose-multicenter-study-of-etelcalcetide-in-japanese-hemodialysis-patients-with-secondary-hyperparathyroidism
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Keitaro Yokoyama, Masafumi Fukagawa, Takashi Shigematsu, Takashi Akiba, Akifumi Fujii, Akinori Yamauchi, Motoi Odani, Tadao Akizawa
Introduction: The pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety and tolerability profile of etelcalcetide (ONO-5163/AMG 416), a novel, i.v., long-acting calcium-sensing receptor agonist, were studied in Japanese hemodialysis patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism. Methods: This multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study consisted of a single dose part and a multiple dose (3 times weekly for 4 weeks) part. Major inclusion criteria were hemodialysis for at least 90 days, serum intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) ≥ 300 pg/ml, and serum albumin-corrected Ca (cCa) ≥ 9...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136775/high-parathyroid-hormone-concentration-in-tenofovir-treated-patients-are-due-to-inhibition-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-activity
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Alessandra Mingione, Katia Maruca, Federica Chiappori, Francesca Pivari, Caterina Brasacchio, Tiziana Quirino, Ivan Merelli, Laura Soldati, Paolo Bonfanti, Stefano Mora
Bone health impairment is a common finding in HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral treatment. High serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentration in patients on antiretroviral treatment containing tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) has been reported. Hyperparathyroidism was not always sustained by a reduction in vitamin D concentration. We thus hypothesized a direct inhibitory effect of TDF on the Calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR), leading to hyperparathyroidism. Human embryonic kidney cells were transfected with CASR wild-type gene or mutated in different sites (N124K, T1051G, C788T, T888M)...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128361/involvement-of-mitochondrial-fission-in-calcium-sensing-receptor-mediated-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-during-hypertension
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Xin Zhang, Wenjia Chen, Jiawen Li, Shuhan Qi, Siting Hong, Ying Wang, Lei Gao, Zhiyu Shi, Yue Liu, Wenxiu Liu, Yinyu Chi, Chunnan Liu, Yu Fu, Xinhua Yin
Hyperproliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Proper mitochondrial fission and fusion is involved with VSMC function. However, the role and mechanism of mitochondrial morphological changes in VSMC proliferation are not well understood. Here, we found that calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) was increased in the aortas from spontaneous hypertensive rats (SHRs) compared with age-matched Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats. There was also an increase in mitochondrial fission and VSMC proliferation, which was attenuated by Calhex231...
November 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127708/calcimimetic-and-calcilytic-therapies-for-inherited-disorders-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-signalling-pathway
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REVIEW
Fadil M Hannan, Mie K Olesen, Rajesh V Thakker
THE CALCIUM-SENSING RECEPTOR (CAS RECEPTOR) PLAYS A PIVOTAL ROLE IN EXTRACELLULAR CALCIUM HOMEOSTASIS AND GERMLINE LOSS- AND GAIN-OF-FUNCTION MUTATIONS CAUSE FAMILIAL HYPOCALCIURIC HYPERCALCAEMIA (FHH) AND AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT HYPOCALCAEMIA (ADH), RESPECTIVELY. CAS RECEPTOR SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN THE PARATHYROID GLANDS IS LIKELY REGULATED BY G-PROTEIN SUBUNIT Α11 (GΑ11) AND ADAPTOR-RELATED PROTEIN COMPLEX-2 SIGMA SUBUNIT (AP2Σ), AND RECENT STUDIES HAVE IDENTIFIED GERMLINE MUTATIONS OF THESE PROTEINS AS A CAUSE OF FHH AND/OR ADH...
November 11, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125103/effect-of-calcium-sensing-receptor-on-the-apoptosis-of-rat-spinal-cord-neurons-in-anoxia-reoxygenation-injury-and-its-significance
#14
Wei He, Ji-Fu Sun, Run-Yu Jiang, Zhi-Jian Zhang, Qian Chen, Yong-Hui Huang
Objective To investigate the effect and significance of calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) on the apoptosis of rat spinal cord neurons in anoxia/reoxygenation(A/R) injury. Methods The spinal cells were in ischemia and hypoxia environment for 1 h and in normal environment for 24 h to establish a model of A/R. After spinal A/R model was established,the spinal cells were divided into four groups randomly:the control group,A/R group,A/R+GdCl3 group,and A/R+NPS-2390 group. The expression of CaSR in each group was detected by immunofluorescence and Western blotting...
October 30, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115694/familial-hypocalciuric-hypercalcemia-as-an-atypical-form-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism
#15
Stephen J Marx
Introduction Familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) causes lifelong hypercalcemia with features that overlap with typical primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). The incompleteness of this overlap has led to divergent nomenclatures for FHH. I compare two nomenclatures. One sets FHH as an entity distinct from PHPT. The other groups FHH with PHPT but conditions FHH as atypical PHPT. Methods I analyzed selected articles about calcium-sensing receptors, FHH, PHPT, CASR, GNA11, and AP2S1. Results FHH usually results from a heterozygous germline inactivating mutation of the CASR, and less frequently from mutation of GNA11 or AP2S1...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108515/long-term-use-of-cinacalcet-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-hypercalcemic-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-a-single-center-prospective-study
#16
Vasileios Zavvos, Lamprini Fyssa, Marios Papasotiriou, Evangelos Papachristou, Theodoros Ntrinias, Eirini Savvidaki, Dimitrios S Goumenos
OBJECTIVES: Persistent secondary hyperparathyroidism is common after successful kidney transplant, with concomitant hypercalcemia and hypophosphatemia potentially leading to reduced graft survival and increased cardiovascular risk. Cinacalcet, a calcimimetic agent that activates the calcium-sensing receptors in parathyroid glands, is a therapeutic option. In this study, we assessed the long-term treatment effects of cinacalcet for a period of up to 5 years in a cohort of kidney transplant recipients...
October 31, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101653/stomach-and-bone
#17
Alice M Kitay, John P Geibel
The relation between gastrointestinal organs and bone metabolism has become clearer during the last decades. Of paramount importance is the tight and intertwined regulation of gastric acid secretion and bone metabolism in regard of diseases caused by dysfunction of any of these or intermediary organs or mediators. The importance of the functions of the endocrine modulators 1,25(OH)2 vitamin D (calcitriol), PTH, and calcitonin becomes clear when seeing misbalances and its impact on the skeleton. Another important player in the gut-bone signaling axis is calcium, which is operating through the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099748/recent-advances-in-comprehending-the-signaling-pathways-involved-in-the-progression-of-breast-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Andrea Nicolini, Paola Ferrari, Lucrezia Diodati, Angelo Carpi
This review describes recent advances in the comprehension of signaling pathways involved in breast cancer progression. Calcium sensing receptor (CaSR), caveolae signaling, signaling referred to hypoxia-inducing factors and disturbances in the apoptotic machinery are related to more general biological mechanisms and are considered first. The others refer to signaling pathways of more specific biological mechanisms, namely the heparin/heparin-sulfate interactome, over-expression of miRNA-378a-5p, restriction of luminal and basal epithelial cells, fatty-acid synthesis, molecular pathways related to epithelial to mesenchimal transition (EMT), HER-2/neu gene amplification and protein expression, and the expression of other members of the epithelial growth factor receptor family...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093026/differential-ability-of-pro-inflammatory-and-anti-inflammatory-macrophages-to-perform-macropinocytosis
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Dar'ya S Redka, Michael Gütschow, Sergio Grinstein, Johnathan Canton
Macropinocytosis mediates the uptake of antigens and of nutrients that dictate the regulation of cell growth by mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). Because these functions differ in pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory macrophages, we compared the macropinocytic ability of two extreme polarization states. We found that anti-inflammatory macrophages perform vigorous macropinocytosis constitutively, while pro-inflammatory cells are virtually inactive. The total cellular content of Rho-family GTPases was higher in anti-inflammatory cells, but this disparity failed to account for the differential macropinocytic activity...
November 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081886/expression-and-role-of-the-calcium-sensing-receptor-in-rat-peripheral-blood-polymorphonuclear-neutrophils
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Tai-Yu Zhai, Bao-Hong Cui, Lei Zou, Jing-Ya Zeng, Song Gao, Qianyu Zhao, Yuan Wang, Wan-Lin Xie, Yi-Hua Sun
The calcium-sensing receptors (CaSRs) play an important role in many tissues and organs that are involved in inflammatory reactions. Peripheral blood polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) are important inflammatory cells. However, the expression and functions of CaSR in peripheral blood PMNs are still not reported. In this study, we collected rat peripheral blood PMNs to observe the relationship between CaSR and PMNs. From the results, we found first that the CaSR protein was expressed in PMNs, and it increased after PMNs were activated with fMLP...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
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