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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767559/g-protein-pathway-suppressor-2-gps2-enhanced-the-renal-large-conductance-ca2-activated-potassium-channel-expression-via-inhibiting-erk-1-2-signaling-pathway
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Zhizhi Zhuang, Jia Xiao, Xinxin Chen, Xiaohan Hu, Ruidian Li, Shan Chen, Xiuyan Feng, Saier Shen, He-Ping Ma, Jieqiu Zhuang, Hui Cai
G-protein pathway suppressor 2 (GPS2) is a multifunctional protein and transcriptional regulation factor that is involved in the G-protein mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway. It has been shown that the MAPK signaling pathway plays an important role in the regulation of renal large conductance Ca2+ activated potassium (BK) channels. In this study, we investigated the effects of GPS2 on BK channel activity and protein expression. In HEK BK stably-expressing cells transfected with either GPS2 or its pCMV vector control, a single cell recording showed that GPS2 significantly increased BK channel activity (NPo), increasing BK open probability (Po) and channel number (N) compared to the control...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698749/the-role-of-ca-2-and-bk-channels-of-locus-coeruleus-lc-neurons-as-a-brake-to-the-co-2-chemosensitivity-response-of-rats
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Ann N Imber, Luis G A Patrone, Ke-Yong Li, Luciane H Gargaglioni, Robert W Putnam
The cellular mechanisms by which LC neurons respond to hypercapnia are usually attributed to an "accelerator" whereby hypercapnic acidosis causes an inhibition of K+ channels or activation of Na+ and Ca+2 channels to depolarize CO2 -sensitive neurons. Nevertheless, it is still unknown if this "accelerator" mechanism could be controlled by a brake phenomenon. Whole-cell patch clamping, fluorescence imaging microscopy and plethysmography were used to study the chemosensitive response of the LC neurons...
April 24, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686743/antinociceptive-activity-of-methanolic-extract-of-clinacanthus-nutans-leaves-possible-mechanisms-of-action-involved
#3
Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria, Mohammad Hafiz Abdul Rahim, Rushduddin Al Jufri Roosli, Mohd Hijaz Mohd Sani, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Siti Farah Mohd Tohid, Fezah Othman, Siew Mooi Ching, Arifah Abdul Kadir
Methanolic extract of Clinacanthus nutans Lindau leaves (MECN) has been proven to possess antinociceptive activity that works via the opioid and NO-dependent/cGMP-independent pathways. In the present study, we aimed to further determine the possible mechanisms of antinociception of MECN using various nociceptive assays. The antinociceptive activity of MECN was (i) tested against capsaicin-, glutamate-, phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate-, bradykinin-induced nociception model; (ii) prechallenged against selective antagonist of opioid receptor subtypes ( β -funaltrexamine, naltrindole, and nor-binaltorphimine); (iii) prechallenged against antagonist of nonopioid systems, namely, α 2 -noradrenergic (yohimbine), β -adrenergic (pindolol), adenosinergic (caffeine), dopaminergic (haloperidol), and cholinergic (atropine) receptors; (iv) prechallenged with inhibitors of various potassium channels (glibenclamide, apamin, charybdotoxin, and tetraethylammonium chloride)...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649319/unraveling-endothelin-1-induced-hypercontractility-of-human-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells-from-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#4
Jamie L Wilson, Rod Warburton, Linda Taylor, Deniz Toksoz, Nicholas Hill, Peter Polgar
Contraction of human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (HPASMC) isolated from pulmonary arterial hypertensive (PAH) and normal (non-PAH) subject lungs was determined and measured with real-time electrical impedance. Treatment of HPASMC with vasoactive peptides, endothelin-1 (ET-1) and bradykinin (BK) but not angiotensin II, induced a temporal decrease in the electrical impedance profile mirroring constrictive morphological change of the cells which typically was more robust in PAH as opposed to non-PAH cells...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574460/the-unexpected-role-of-calcium-activated-potassium-channels-limitation-of-no-induced-arterial-relaxation
#5
Johannes Schmid, Bettina Müller, David Heppeler, Dina Gaynullina, Mario Kassmann, Hristo Gagov, Mitko Mladenov, Maik Gollasch, Rudolf Schubert
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have shown that an NO-induced activation of vascular smooth muscle BK channels contributes to the NO-evoked dilation in many blood vessels. In vivo, NO is released continuously. NO attenuates vessel constrictions and, therefore, exerts an anticontractile effect. It is unknown whether the anticontractile effect of continuously present NO is mediated by BK channels. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study tested the hypothesis that BK channels mediate the vasodilatory effect of continuously present NO...
March 24, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561852/proteomic-endorsed-transcriptomic-profiles-of-venom-glands-from-tityus-obscurus-and-t-serrulatus-scorpions
#6
Ursula Castro de Oliveira, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama, Maria Beatriz Viana Dos Santos, Andria de Paula Santos-da-Silva, Hipócrates de Menezes Chalkidis, Andreia Souza-Imberg, Denise Maria Candido, Norma Yamanouye, Valquíria Abrão Coronado Dorce, Inácio de Loiola Meirelles Junqueira-de-Azevedo
BACKGROUND: Except for the northern region, where the Amazonian black scorpion, T. obscurus, represents the predominant and most medically relevant scorpion species, Tityus serrulatus, the Brazilian yellow scorpion, is widely distributed throughout Brazil, causing most envenoming and fatalities due to scorpion sting. In order to evaluate and compare the diversity of venom components of Tityus obscurus and T. serrulatus, we performed a transcriptomic investigation of the telsons (venom glands) corroborated by a shotgun proteomic analysis of the venom from the two species...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29540546/regulation-of-nociceptive-glutamatergic-signaling-by-presynaptic-kv3-4-channels-in-the-rat-spinal-dorsal-horn
#7
Tanziyah Muqeem, Biswarup Ghosh, Vitor Pinto, Angelo C Lepore, Manuel Covarrubias
Presynaptic voltage-gated K+ (Kv) channels in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons are thought to regulate nociceptive synaptic transmission in the spinal dorsal horn. However, the Kv channel subtypes responsible for this critical role have not been identified. The Kv3.4 channel is particularly important because it is robustly expressed in DRG nociceptors, where it regulates action potential (AP) duration. Furthermore, Kv3.4 dysfunction is implicated in the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain in multiple pain models...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537866/negative-regulation-of-cellular-ca-2-mobilization-by-ryanodine-receptor-type-3-in-mouse-mesenteric-artery-smooth-muscle
#8
Katsuhito Matsuki, Daiki Kato, Masashi Takemoto, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Hisao Yamamura, Susumu Ohya, Hiroshi Takeshima, Yuji Imaizumi
Physiological functions of type 3 ryanodine receptors (RyR3) in smooth muscle (SM) tissues are not well understood, in spite of their wide expression. However, the short isoform of RyR3 is known to be a dominant negative variant (DN-RyR3), which may negatively regulate functions of both RyR2 and full length (FL)-RyR3 by forming hetero-tetramers. Here, functional roles of RyR3 in the regulation of Ca2+ signaling in mesenteric artery SM cells (MASMCs) were examined using RyR3 homozygous knockout mice (RyR3-/- )...
March 14, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488290/inhibition-of-zero-bk-by-pkc-is-involved-in-carbachol-induced-enhancement-of-rat-colon-smooth-muscle-motility
#9
F Xin, H Huang, P Liu, J Ren, S Zhang, Y Cheng, W Wang
BACKGROUND: Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) activation is an important factor to enhance the motility of gastrointestinal (GI) smooth muscle. Large conductance Ca2+ -activated potassium (BK) channels are widely expressed in GI smooth muscle. Roles of BK in carbachol (a mAChR agonist) induced enhancement of GI motility and the molecular mechanisms remains unknown and were investigated in this study. METHODS: Colonic smooth muscle (CSM) strip was perfused to record motility in vitro...
February 28, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466671/lipopolysaccharide-stimulates-bk-channel-activity-in-bladder-umbrella-cells
#10
Ming Lu, Jian-Ri Li, Lery Alvarez-Lugo, Yan Li, Shan Yu, Xuanhao Li, Benkang Shi, Toby C Chai
Bladder urothelium plays an active role in response to bacterial infection. There is little known about the electrophysiological activity in urothelial cells in this process. We used a non-enzymatic method to isolate bladder urothelial tissue and to patch clamp umbrella cells in situ. A 200pS conductance potassium (K+ ) channel was detected from female C57BL6 mice. Of 58 total patches, 17.2% patches displayed the 200pS K+ conductance channel. This K+ conductance channel showed Ca2+ sensitivity and voltage dependence...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438488/cardioprotection-by-ischemic-postconditioning-and-cgmp-elevating-agents-involves-cardiomyocyte-nitric-oxide-sensitive-guanylyl-cyclase
#11
Sandra Frankenreiter, Dieter Groneberg, Anna Kuret, Thomas Krieg, Peter Ruth, Andreas Friebe, Robert Lukowski
Aims: It has been suggested that the nitric oxide-sensitive guanylyl cyclase (NO-GC)/cGMP-dependent signaling pathway affords protection against cardiac damage during acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It is, however, not clear whether the NO-GC/cGMP system confers its favorable effects through a mechanism located in cardiomyocytes (CMs). The aim of this study was to evaluate the infarct-limiting effects of the endogenous NO-GC in CMs in vivo. Methods and Results: Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury was evaluated in mice with a cardiomyocyte-specific deletion of NO-GC (CM NO-GC KO) and in control siblings (CM NO-GC CTR) subjected to an in vivo model of AMI...
February 9, 2018: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380056/endothelial-dependent-dilation-following-chronic-hypoxia-involves-trpv4-mediated-activation-of-endothelial-bk-channels
#12
Jay S Naik, Benjimen R Walker
Following chronic hypoxia (CH), the systemic vasculature exhibits blunted vasoconstriction due to endothelial-dependent hyperpolarization (EDH). Previous data demonstrate that subsequent to CH, EDH-mediated vasodilation switches from a reliance on SKca and IKca channels to activation of the endothelial BKca channels (eBK). The mechanism by which endothelial cell stimulation activates eBK channels following CH is not known. We hypothesized that following CH, EDH-dependent vasodilation involves a TRPV4-dependent activation of eBK channels...
April 2018: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370072/mitochondrial-bk-channel-openers-cgs7181-and-cgs7184-exhibit-cytotoxic-properties
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Bartłomiej Augustynek, Piotr Koprowski, Daria Rotko, Wolfram S Kunz, Adam Szewczyk, Bogusz Kulawiak
Potassium channel openers (KCOs) have been shown to play a role in cytoprotection through the activation of mitochondrial potassium channels. Recently, in several reports, a number of data has been described as off-target actions for KCOs. In the present study, we investigated the effects of BKCa channel openers CGS7181, CGS7184, NS1619, and NS004 in neuronal cells. For the purpose of this research, we used a rat brain, the mouse hippocampal HT22 cells, and the human astrocytoma U-87 MG cell line. We showed that CGS7184 activated the mitochondrial BKCa (mitoBKCa ) channel in single-channel recordings performed on astrocytoma mitoplasts...
January 25, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160573/activation-of-voltage-dependent-k-channels-strongly-limits-hypoxia-induced-elevation-of-ca-2-i-in-rat-carotid-body-glomus-cells
#14
Jiaju Wang, Donghee Kim
KEY POINTS: We studied the role of the large-conductance Ca2+ -activated K+ channel (BK) and voltage-dependent K+ channels (Kv) on [Ca2+ ]i responses to a wide range of hypoxia at different resting cell membrane potential (Em ). BK/Kv were mostly closed at rest in normoxia. BK/Kv became basally active when cells were depolarized by elevated [KCl]o (>12 mm). Regardless of whether BK/Kv were closed or basally open, hypoxia-induced elevation of [Ca2+ ]i was enhanced 2- to 3-fold by inhibitors of BK/Kv...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051185/cgmp-elevating-compounds-and-ischemic-conditioning-provide-cardioprotection-against-ischemia-and-reperfusion-injury-via-cardiomyocyte-specific-bk-channels
#15
Sandra Frankenreiter, Piotr Bednarczyk, Angelina Kniess, Nadja Bork, Julia Straubinger, Piotr Koprowski, Antoni Wrzosek, Eva Mohr, Angela Logan, Michael P Murphy, Meinrad Gawaz, Thomas Krieg, Adam Szewczyk, Viacheslav O Nikolaev, Peter Ruth, Robert Lukowski
Background -The nitric oxide-sensitive guanylyl cyclase (NO-GC)/cyclic guanosine-3',5'-monophosphate (cGMP)/cGMP-dependent protein kinase type I (cGKI)-signaling pathway can afford protection against the ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury that occurs during myocardial infarction (MI). Reportedly, voltage and Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels of the BK-type are stimulated by cGMP/cGKI and recent ex-vivo studies implicated that increased BK activity favors the survival of the myocardium at I/R. It remains unclear, however, whether the molecular events downstream of cGMP involve BK channels present in cardiomyocytes (CMs) or in other cardiac cell types...
October 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754781/nongenomic-modulation-of-the-large-conductance-voltage-and-ca-2-activated-k-channels-by-estrogen-a-novel-regulatory-mechanism-in-human-detrusor-smooth-muscle
#16
Kiril L Hristov, Shankar P Parajuli, Aaron Provence, Eric S Rovner, Georgi V Petkov
Estrogens have an important role in regulating detrusor smooth muscle (DSM) function. However, the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms by which estrogens control human DSM excitability and contractility are not well known. Here, we used human DSM specimens from open bladder surgeries on 27 patients to elucidate the mechanism by which 17β-estradiol regulates large conductance voltage- and Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channels, the most prominent K(+) channels in human DSM We employed single BK channel recordings on inside-out excised membrane patches, perforated whole-cell patch-clamp on freshly isolated DSM cells, and isometric tension recordings on DSM-isolated strips to investigate the mechanism by which 17β-estradiol activates BK channels...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732502/chronic-glucocorticoid-exposure-activates-bk-nlrp1-signal-involving-in-hippocampal-neuron-damage
#17
Biqiong Zhang, Yaodong Zhang, Wenning Wu, Tanzhen Xu, Yanyan Yin, Junyan Zhang, Dake Huang, Weizu Li
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation mediated by NLRP1 (nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor protein 1) inflammasome plays an important role in many neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our previous studies showed that chronic glucocorticoid (GC) exposure increased brain inflammation via NLRP1 inflammasome and induce neurodegeneration. However, little is known about the mechanism of chronic GC exposure on NLRP1 inflammasome activation in hippocampal neurons...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686356/relaxing-responses-to-hydrogen-peroxide-and-nitric-oxide-in-human-pericardial-resistance-arteries-stimulated-with-endothelin-1
#18
Thomas M Leurgans, Maria Bloksgaard, Akhmadjon Irmukhamedov, Lars P Riber, Jo G R De Mey
In human pericardial resistance arteries, effects of the endothelium-dependent vasodilator bradykinin are mediated by NO during contraction induced by K+ or the TxA2 analogue U46619 and by H2 O2 during contraction by endothelin-1 (ET-1), respectively. We tested the hypotheses that ET-1 reduces relaxing effects of NO and increases those of H2 O2 in resistance artery smooth muscle of patients with cardiovascular disease. Arterial segments, dissected from the parietal pericardium of 39 cardiothoracic surgery patients, were studied by myography during amplitude-matched contractions induced by K+ , the TXA2 analogue U46619 or ET-1...
January 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641545/role-of-bradykinin-in-the-regulation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-by-cardiovascular-drugs
#19
Jin Bo Su
NO produced by eNOS plays important roles in the cardiovascular system. Alterations in eNOS activity and expression occur in various cardiovascular disorders and eNOS constitutes a therapeutic target. In addition to posttranslational modifications of eNOS that affect eNOS activity, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of eNOS expression also controls eNOS-derived NO production. Bradykinin is an important determinant of vascular function and participates in the regulation of eNOS activity and expression...
2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550175/chronic-hypoxia-attenuates-the-vasodilator-efficacy-of-protein-kinase-g-in-fetal-and-adult-ovine-cerebral-arteries
#20
Richard B Thorpe, Margaret C Hubbell, Jinjutha Silpanisong, James M Williams, William J Pearce
Long-term hypoxia (LTH) attenuates nitric oxide-induced vasorelaxation in ovine middle cerebral arteries. Because cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) is an important mediator of NO signaling in vascular smooth muscle, we tested the hypothesis that LTH diminishes the ability of PKG to interact with target proteins and cause vasorelaxation. Prominent among proteins that regulate vascular tone is the large-conductance Ca2+ -sensitive K+ (BK) channel, which is a substrate for PKG and is responsive to phosphorylation on multiple serine/threonine residues...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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