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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239332/characterization-of-the-circumlimbal-suture-model-of-chronic-iop-elevation-in-mice-and-assessment-of-changes-in-gene-expression-of-stretch-sensitive-channels
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Da Zhao, Christine T O Nguyen, Vickie H Y Wong, Jeremiah K H Lim, Zheng He, Andrew I Jobling, Erica L Fletcher, Holly R Chinnery, Algis J Vingrys, Bang V Bui
To consider whether a circumlimbal suture can be used to chronically elevate intraocular pressure (IOP) in mice and to assess its effect on retinal structure, function and gene expression of stretch sensitive channels. Anesthetized adult C57BL6/J mice had a circumlimbal suture (10/0) applied around the equator of one eye. In treated eyes (n = 23) the suture was left in place for 12 weeks whilst in sham control eyes the suture was removed at day two (n = 17). Contralateral eyes served as untreated controls. IOP was measured after surgery and once a week thereafter...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224484/introduction-to-the-special-issue-on-purinergic-receptors
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Geoffrey Burnstock
In this Introduction to the series of papers that follow about purinergic receptors, there is a brief history of the discovery of purinergic signalling, the identity of purinoceptors and the current recognition of P1, P2X and P2Y subtypes. An account of key functions mediated by purinoceptors follows, including examples of both short-term and long-term (trophic) signalling and a table showing the selective agonists and antagonists for the purinoceptor subtypes. References to evolution and roles of purinoceptors in pathological conditions are also presented...
February 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223127/multidrug-resistance-in-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-role-of-the-hypoxic-microenvironment-and-adenosine-signaling
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REVIEW
Daniel Uribe, Ángelo Torres, José Dellis Rocha, Ignacio Niechi, Carlos Oyarzún, Luis Sobrevia, Rody San Martín, Claudia Quezada
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is considered the most common and aggressive tumour of the central nervous system and is characterized for being highly chemoresistant. This property is mainly due to the activation of Multiple Drug Resistance (MDR) mechanisms that protect cancer cells from structurally and morphologically different drugs. Overexpression and increased ABC transporters activity is one of the most important MDR mechanisms at the clinical level, and both its expression and activity are elevated in GBM cells...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217922/characterization-of-e-ntpdase-ec-3-6-1-5-activity-in-hepatic-lymphocytes-a-different-activity-profile-from-peripheral-lymphocytes
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Pedro H Doleski, Stephen A Adefegha, Fernanda L Cabral, Daniela B R Leal
: The activity of ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase (E-NTPDase; EC 3.6.1.5) was characterized in hepatic lymphocytes (HL) of rats. For this purpose, a specific method for the isolation of lymphocytes from hepatic tissue was developed. Subsequently, E-NTPDase activity of rat HL was compared with that of rat peripheral lymphocytes. The HL showed high cell count and viability. Also, the characterization test revealed that the optimal E-NTPDase activities were attained at 37°C and pH 8...
February 19, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214987/severe-convulsions-and-dysmyelination-in-both-jimpy-and-cx32-47-mice-may-associate-astrocytic-l-channel-function-with-myelination-and-oligodendrocytic-connexins-with-internodal-kv-channels
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Y H Gerald Chaban, Ye Chen, Elna Hertz, Leif Hertz
The Jimpy mouse illustrates the importance of interactions between astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. It has a mutation in Plp coding for proteolipid protein and DM20. Its behavior is normal at birth but from the age of ~2 weeks it shows severe convulsions associated with oligodendrocyte/myelination deficits and early death. A normally occurring increase in oxygen consumption by highly elevated K(+) concentrations is absent in Jimpy brain slices and cultured astrocytes, reflecting that Plp at early embryonic stages affects common precursors as also shown by the ability of conditioned medium from normal astrocytes to counteract histological abnormalities...
February 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214986/astrocyte-sodium-signalling-and-panglial-spread-of-sodium-signals-in-brain-white-matter
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Behrouz Moshrefi-Ravasdjani, Evelyn L Hammel, Karl W Kafitz, Christine R Rose
In brain grey matter, excitatory synaptic transmission activates glutamate uptake into astrocytes, inducing sodium signals which propagate into neighboring astrocytes through gap junctions. These sodium signals have been suggested to serve an important role in neuro-metabolic coupling. So far, it is unknown if astrocytes in white matter-that is in brain regions devoid of synapses-are also able to undergo such intra- and intercellular sodium signalling. In the present study, we have addressed this question by performing quantitative sodium imaging in acute tissue slices of mouse corpus callosum...
February 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213772/the-effect-of-purinergic-signaling-via-the-p2y11-receptor-on-vascular-function-in-a-rat-model-of-acute-inflammation
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Maria D Dănilă, Andreea Privistirescu, Oana M Duicu, Corina D Rațiu, Denis Angoulvant, Danina M Muntean, Adrian Sturza
There is a growing body of evidence pointing to the role of purinergic signaling in the development and progression of various conditions that have inflammation as a common pathogenetic denominator. The aim of the present study was to assess the involvement of P2Y11 purinergic receptors in the regulation of vascular function in aortic segments obtained using an experimental model of acute inflammation, the lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 8 mg/kg, i.p)-treated rats. Twelve hours after LPS administration, thoracic aortas were isolated and used for studies of vascular reactivity in the organ bath and for the measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, respectively...
February 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212842/pathophysiological-consequences-of-receptor-mistraffic-tales-from-the-platelet-p2y12-receptor
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Margaret R Cunningham, Riyaad Aungraheeta, Stuart J Mundell
Genetic variations in G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) genes can disrupt receptor function in a wide variety of human genetic diseases, including platelet bleeding disorders. Platelets are critical for haemostasis with inappropriate platelet activation leading to the development of arterial thrombosis, which can result in heart attack and stroke whilst decreased platelet activity is associated with an increased risk of bleeding. GPCRs expressed on the surface of platelets play key roles in regulating platelet activity and therefore function...
February 14, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212442/ecto-5-nucleotidase-cd73-nt5e-vitamin-d-receptor-and-fgf23-gene-polymorphisms-may-play-a-role-in-the-development-of-calcific-uremic-arteriolopathy-in-dialysis-patients-data-from-the-german-calciphylaxis-registry
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Hansjörg Rothe, Vincent Brandenburg, Margot Haun, Barbara Kollerits, Florian Kronenberg, Markus Ketteler, Christoph Wanner
INTRODUCTION: Calciphylaxis/calcific uremic arteriolopathy affects mainly end-stage kidney disease patients but is also associated with malignant disorders such as myeloma, melanoma and breast cancer. Genetic risk factors of calciphylaxis have never been studied before. METHODS: We investigated 10 target genes using a tagging SNP approach: the genes encoding CD73/ ecto-5'-nucleotidase (purinergic pathway), Matrix Gla protein, Fetuin A, Bone Gla protein, VKORC1 (all related to intrinsic calcification inhibition), calcium-sensing receptor, FGF23, Klotho, vitamin D receptor, stanniocalcin 1 (all related to CKD-MBD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211632/amp-activated-protein-kinase-activator-a-769662-increases-intracellular-calcium-and-atp-release-from-astrocytes-in-an-ampk-independent-manner
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Julia M Vlachaki Walker, Josephine L Robb, Ana M Cruz, Amrinder Malhi, Paul G Weightman Potter, Michael L J Ashford, Rory J McCrimmon, Kate L J Ellacott, Craig Beall
AIM: Astrocytes are the main sources of extracellular ATP (eATP) within the brain, which functions as a gliotransmitter, capable of modulating neuronal and astrocytic activity. These cells play an important role in regulating energy homeostasis partly via astrocyte-derived ATP. Given the role of AMPK in regulating intracellular ATP levels, we hypothesised that AMPK may alter ATP release from astrocytes. METHODS: Measurements of ATP release were made from human U373 astrocytoma cells, primary mouse hypothalamic (HTAS) and cortical astrocytes (CRTAS) and wild type and AMPK α1/α2 null mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs)...
February 17, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210205/the-atp-gated-p2x7-receptor-as-a-target-for-the-treatment-of-drug-resistant-epilepsy
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REVIEW
Edward Beamer, Wolfgang Fischer, Tobias Engel
Despite the progress made in the development of new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), the biggest challenges that epilepsy presents to drug development have remained unchanged for the last 80 years: finding a treatment with potential for modifying disease progression and reducing the percentage of patients resistant to all pharmacological interventions. The mechanism of action of the majority of AEDs is based on blocking Na(+) and/or Ca(2+) channels, promotion of GABA or inhibition of glutamate signaling. In order for further progress to be made, however, a fuller picture of epilepsy will need to be considered, including changes to blood-brain barrier permeability, synaptic plasticity, network reorganization, and gliosis...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209758/atorvastatin-decreases-hbx-induced-phospho-akt-in-hepatocytes-via-p2x-receptors
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Aram Ghalali, Javier Martin-Renedo, Johan Hogberg, Ulla Stenius
: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rated as the fifth most common malignancy and third in cancer related deaths worldwide. Statins, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are potent cholesterol lowering drugs and recent epidemiological evidence suggests that statins prevent aggressive HCC development. Previous experiments revealed that statins downregulate phosphorylated Akt (pAkt). Here, it is demonstrated that atorvastatin decreases nuclear pAkt levels in pancreatic and lung cancer cell lines within minutes and this rapid effect is mediated by the purinergic P2X receptors...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198766/the-differential-effect-of-apyrase-treatment-and-hcd39-overexpression-on-chronic-renal-fibrosis-following-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Veena Roberts, Duncan J Campbell, Bo Lu, Joanne Chia, Peter J Cowan, Karen M Dwyer
BACKGROUND: Renal ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) leads to acute kidney injury and renal fibrosis. CD39 is a key purinergic enzyme in the hydrolysis of ATP and increased CD39 enzymatic activity protects from acute IRI but its effect on renal fibrosis is not known. METHODS: Using a mouse model of unilateral renal IRI, the effects of increased CD39 activity (using soluble apyrase and mice expressing human CD39 transgene) on acute and chronic renal outcomes were examined...
February 14, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190421/sperm-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-type-a-receptor-delta-subunit-gabrd-and-its-interaction-with-purinergic-p2x2-receptors-in-progesterone-induced-acrosome-reaction-and-male-fertility
#14
Wenming Xu, Ke Wang, Yan Chen, Xiao Tong Liang, Mei Kuen Yu, Huanxun Yue, M Louise Tierney
The mechanism underlying the non-genomic action of progesterone in sperm functions and related Ca2+ mobilisation remains elusive. Herein we report the expression of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor delta subunit (GABRD) in human and rodent sperm and its involvement in mediating the progesterone-induced acrosome reaction. GABRD was localised in the sperm head/neck region. A δ(392-422)-specific inhibitory peptide against GABRD blocked the progesterone-induced acrosome reaction and the associated increase in intracellular Ca2+...
February 13, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188820/involvement-of-adenosine-a3-receptors-in-the-chemotactic-navigation-of-macrophages-towards-apoptotic-cells
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Gergely Joós, Judit Jákim, Beáta Kiss, Regina Szamosi, Tamás Papp, Szabolcs Felszeghy, Tibor Sághy, Gábor Nagy, Zsuzsa Szondy
The first step in the clearance of apoptotic cells is chemotactic migration of macrophages towards the apoptotic cells guided by find-me signals provided by the dying cells. Upon sensing the chemotactic signals, macrophages release ATP. ATP is then degraded to ADP, AMP and adenosine to trigger purinergic receptors concentrated at the leading edge of the cell. Previous studies have shown that in addition to the chemotactic signals, this purinergic autocrine signaling is required to amplify and translate chemotactic signals into directional motility...
March 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179439/tussive-challenge-with-atp-and-amp-does-it-reveal-cough-hypersensitivity
#16
Helen Elizabeth Fowles, Tim Rowland, Caroline Wright, Alyn Morice
Recent studies have demonstrated that blockade of P2X3 ATP receptors can profoundly inhibit chronic cough. We have considered whether inhaled ATP produces a tussive response and whether chronic cough patients are hypersensitive to inhaled ATP compared to healthy volunteers.A standardised inhalational cough challenge was performed with ATP and AMP. We randomised 20 healthy volunteers and 20 chronic cough patients as to the order of challenges. The concentration of challenge solution causing at least five coughs (C5) was compared for ATP and AMP...
February 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179298/purinergic-receptor-expression-and-cellular-responses-to-purinergic-agonists-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#17
Kornkamon Lertsuwan, Wachen Peters, Lindsay Johnson, Jomnarong Lertsuwan, Irene Marwa, Robert A Sikes
BACKGROUND: Anticancer activity of extracellular nucleotides has been investigated in many types of cancer. Herein, the effects of extracellular nucleotides and the receptor profile for these nucleotides on prostate cancer (PCa) were elaborated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PCa cell lines representing different stages of PCa were used. The effects of ATP and adenosine on PCa growth and migration on different extracellular matrix proteins were examined by MTT and wound-healing assays...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179257/interplay-between-renal-endothelin-and-purinergic-signaling-systems
#18
Eman Y Gohar, Malgorzata Kasztan, David M Pollock
Alterations in extracellular fluid volume regulation and sodium balance may result in the development and maintenance of salt-dependent hypertension, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Numerous pathways contribute to the regulation of sodium excretion and blood pressure, including endothelin and purinergic signaling. Increasing evidence suggests a link between purinergic receptor activation and endothelin production within the renal collecting duct as a means of promoting natriuresis. A better understanding of the relationship between these two systems, especially in regard to sodium homeostasis, will fill a significant knowledge gap and may provide novel antihypertensive treatment options...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179253/enac-activity-in-the-cortical-collecting-duct-of-hk%C3%AE-1-h-k-atpase-knockout-mice-is-uncoupled-from-na-intake
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Elena Mironova, I Jeanette Lynch, Jonathan M Berman, Michelle L Gumz, James D Stockand, Charles S Wingo
Modulation of the epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) activity in the collecting duct (CD) is an important mechanism for normal Na+ homeostasis. ENaC activity is inversely related to dietary Na+ intake, in part, due to inhibitory paracrine purinergic regulation. Evidence suggests that H+,K+-ATPase activity in the CD also influences Na+ excretion. We hypothesized that renal H+,K+-ATPases affect Na+ reabsorption by the CD by modulating ENaC activity. ENaC activity in HKα1 H+,K+-ATPase knockout (HKα1-/-) mice was uncoupled from Na+ intake...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174191/augmentation-of-muscle-blood-flow-by-ultrasound-cavitation-is-mediated-by-atp-and-purinergic-signaling
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J Todd Belcik, Brian P Davidson, Aris Xie, Melinda D Wu, Mrinal Yadava, Yue Qi, Sherry Liang, Chae Ryung Chon, Azzdine Y Ammi, Joshua Field, Leanne Harmann, William M Chilian, Joel Linden, Jonathan R Lindner
BACKGROUND: - Augmentation of tissue blood flow by therapeutic ultrasound is thought to rely on convective shear. Microbubble contrast agents that undergo ultrasound-mediated cavitation markedly amplify these effects. We hypothesized that purinergic signalling is responsible for shear-dependent increases in muscle perfusion during therapeutic cavitation. METHODS: -Unilateral exposure of the proximal hindlimb of mice (with or without ischemia produced by iliac ligation) to therapeutic ultrasound (1...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
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