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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150934/the-current-status-and-perspectives-regarding-the-clinical-implication-of-intracellular-calcium-in-breast-cancer
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Amir Tajbakhsh, Alireza Pasdar, Mehdi Rezaee, Mostafa Fazeli, Saman Soleimanpour, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Zahra FarshchiyanYazdi, Tayebe Younesi Rad, Gordon A Ferns, Amir Avan
Calcium ions (Ca(2+) ) act as second messengers in intracellular signaling. Ca(2+) pumps, channels, sensors, and calcium binding proteins, regulate the concentrations of intracellular Ca(2+) as a key regulator of important cellular processes such as gene expression, proliferation, differentiation, DNA repair, apoptosis, metastasis, and hormone secretion. Intracellular Ca(2+) also influences the functions of several organelles, that include: the endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, the Golgi, and cell membrane both in normal and breast cancer cells...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137386/mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-as-a-target-of-microrna-340-and-promoter-of-metastasis-via-enhancing-the-warburg-effect
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Changhui Yu, Yuhao Wang, Jiawen Peng, Qiang Shen, Mimi Chen, Wei Tang, Xiumei Li, Chunqing Cai, Bin Wang, Shaoxi Cai, Xiaojing Meng, Fei Zou
Background: A shift from oxygen phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis was known as the Warburg effect and a characteristic of cancer cell metabolism facilitating metastasis. Mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), a key ion channel that mediates Ca(2+) uptake into mitochondria, was found to promote cancer progression and metastasis. However, its explicit role in shifting metabolism of breast cancer cells has not been defined. Methods: We evaluated MCU overexpression or knock-down on migration, invasion and glucose metabolismin breast cancer cells...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131336/molecular-function-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-receptors-as-drug-targets
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Cecilia Bouzat, Matías Lasala, Beatriz Elizabeth Nielsen, Jeremías Corradi, María Del Carmen Esandi
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) are pentameric ligand-gated ion channels involved in many physiological and pathological processes. In vertebrates, there are seventeen different nAChR subunits that combine to yield a variety of receptors with different pharmacology, function, and localization. The homomeric α7 receptor is one of the most abundant nAChRs in the nervous system and it is also present in non-neuronal cells. It plays important roles in cognition, memory, pain, neuroprotection, and inflammation...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117147/the-na-k-atpase-%C3%AE-subunit-isoforms-expression-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-moonlighting-roles
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Deborah Rotoli, Mariana-Mayela Cejas, María-Del-Carmen Maeso, Natalia-Dolores Pérez-Rodríguez, Manuel Morales, Julio Ávila, Ali Mobasheri, Pablo Martín-Vasallo
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common form of malignant glioma. Recent studies point out that gliomas exploit ion channels and transporters, including Na, K-ATPase, to sustain their singular growth and invasion as they invade the brain parenchyma. Moreover, the different isoforms of the β-subunit of Na, K-ATPase have been implicated in regulating cellular dynamics, particularly during cancer progression. The aim of this study was to determine the Na, K-ATPase β subunit isoform subcellular expression patterns in all cell types responsible for microenvironment heterogeneity of GBM using immunohistochemical analysis...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115578/characterization-of-prostate-cancer-cell-progression-in-zebrafish-xenograft-model
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Wei Xu, Brittany A Foster, Mackenzie Richards, Kenneth R Bondioli, Girish Shah, Christopher C Green
Early diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) is critical for the application of efficient treatment to PCa patients. However, the majority of PCas remains indolent from several months to several years before malignancy. Current diagnosis methods have limitations in their reliability and are inefficient in time cost. Thus, an efficient in vivo PCa cell xenograft model is highly desired for diagnostic studies in PCas. In the present study we present a standardized procedure to create a PCa cell xenograft model using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as the host...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113105/the-molecular-and-phenotypic-basis-of-the-glioma-invasive-perivascular-niche
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Mohammed Diksin, Stuart J Smith, Ruman Rahman
Gliomas are devastating brain cancers that have poor prognostic outcomes for their patients. Short overall patient survival is due to a lack of durable, efficacious treatment options. Such therapeutic difficulties exist, in part, due to several glioma survival adaptations and mechanisms, which allow glioma cells to repurpose paracrine signalling pathways and ion channels within discreet microenvironments. These Darwinian adaptations facilitate invasion into brain parenchyma and perivascular space or promote evasion from anti-cancer defence mechanisms...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108994/nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-elevation-of-kcnj11-promotes-tumor-progression-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-interaction-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-a
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Ke Zhang, Ling Mu, Ming-Cui Ding, Rui Xu, Zhao-Jun Ding, Jun Liang
It has been well documented that changes in ion fluxes across cellular membranes is fundamental in maintaining cellular homeostasis. Dysregulation and/or malfunction of ion channels are critical events in the pathogenesis of diverse diseases, including cancers. In this study, we focused on the study of K(+) channels in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). By data mining TCGA cohort, the expression of 27 K(+) channels was investigated and KCNJ11 was identified as a key dysregulated K(+) channels in HCC. KCNJ11 was differentially expressed in HCC and predicted a poor prognosis in HCC patients...
November 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099773/divalent-cations-regulate-the-ion-conductance-properties-of-diverse-classes-of-aquaporins
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Mohamad Kourghi, Saeed Nourmohammadi, Jinxin V Pei, Jiaen Qiu, Samantha McGaughey, Stephen D Tyerman, Caitlin S Byrt, Andrea J Yool
Aquaporins (AQPs) are known to facilitate water and solute fluxes across barrier membranes. An increasing number of AQPs are being found to serve as ion channels. Ion and water permeability of selected plant and animal AQPs (plant Arabidopsis thaliana AtPIP2;1, AtPIP2;2, AtPIP2;7, human Homo sapiens HsAQP1, rat Rattus norvegicus RnAQP4, RnAQP5, and fly Drosophilamelanogaster DmBIB) were expressed in Xenopus oocytes and examined in chelator-buffered salines to evaluate the effects of divalent cations (Ca(2+), Mg(2+), Ba(2+) and Cd(2+)) on ionic conductances...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097308/analysis-of-natural-product-regulation-of-opioid-receptors-in-the-treatment-of-human-disease
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REVIEW
S Badal, S Turfus, R Rajnarayanan, C Wilson-Clarke, S L Sandiford
Opioid receptors (ORs), μOR, δOR, κOR and ORL1 mediate numerous signaling cascades, most importantly, through the modulation of ion channels. Research demonstrates the role of OR mediated signal transduction in treating pain, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and cardiac insults. Yet, the primary application of drugs that modulate ORs is analgesia. Current opioids like morphine that are mainly μOR orthosteric agonists attract many undesirable side-effects (constipation, urinary retention, respiratory depression and hypotension) and the existing modus operandi against these is the inclusion of a μOR antagonist (for example...
October 30, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081061/zoledronic-acid-bevacizumab-and-dexamethasone-induced-apoptosis-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-and-calcium-signaling-are-decreased-in-human-osteoblast-like-cell-line-by-selenium-treatment
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Tayfun Yazıcı, Gülperi Koçer, Mustafa Nazıroğlu, İshak Suat Övey, Ahmi Öz
Increased intracellular free calcium ion (Ca(2+)) concentration induces excessive oxidative stress and apoptosis. Medical procedures such as zoledronic acid (Zol), bevacizumab (Bev), and dexamethasone (Dex) are usually used in the treatment of bone diseases (osteoporosis, Paget's disease, etc.) and to prevent metastasis in the bone although the procedures induce osteonecrosis of the jaw through excessive production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Recently, we observed regulator roles of selenium (Se) on apoptosis and Ca(2+) entry through transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels in the cancer cell lines...
October 28, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078169/menthol-evokes-ca-2-signals-and-induces-oxidative-stress-independently-of-the-presence-of-trpm8-menthol-receptor-in-cancer-cells
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Mustafa Nazıroğlu, Walter Blum, Katalin Jósvay, Bilal Çiğ, Thomas Henzi, Zoltán Oláh, Csaba Vizler, Beat Schwaller, László Pecze
Menthol is a naturally occurring monoterpene alcohol possessing remarkable biological properties including antipruritic, analgesic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and cooling effects. Here, we examined the menthol-evoked Ca(2+) signals in breast and prostate cancer cell lines. The effect of menthol (50-500µM) was predicted to be mediated by the transient receptor potential ion channel melastatin subtype 8 (TRPM8). However, the intensity of menthol-evoked Ca(2+) signals did not correlate with the expression levels of TRPM8 in breast and prostate cancer cells indicating a TRPM8-independent signaling pathway...
October 12, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071358/tracing-the-evolutionary-history-of-the-cap-superfamily-of-proteins-using-amino-acid-sequence-homology-and-conservation-of-splice-sites
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Anup Abraham, Douglas E Chandler
Proteins of the CAP superfamily play numerous roles in reproduction, innate immune responses, cancer biology, and venom toxicology. Here we document the breadth of the CAP (Cysteine-RIch Secretory Protein (CRISP), Antigen 5, and Pathogenesis-Related) protein superfamily and trace the major events in its evolution using amino acid sequence homology and the positions of exon/intron borders within their genes. Seldom acknowledged in the literature, we find that many of the CAP subfamilies present in mammals, where they were originally characterized, have distinct homologues in the invertebrate phyla...
October 2017: Journal of Molecular Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069790/downregulation-of-type-3-inositol-1-4-5-trisphosphate-receptor-decreases-breast-cancer-cell-migration-through-an-oscillatory-ca-2-signal
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Abdallah Mound, Alexia Vautrin-Glabik, Arthur Foulon, Béatrice Botia, Frédéric Hague, Jan B Parys, Halima Ouadid-Ahidouch, Lise Rodat-Despoix
Breast cancer remains a research priority due to its invasive phenotype. Although the role of ion channels in cancer is now well established, the role of inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate (IP3) receptors (IP3Rs) remains enigmatic. If the three IP3Rs subtypes expression have been identified in various cancers, little is known about their physiological role. Here, we investigated the involvement of IP3R type 3 (IP3R3) in the migration processes of three human breast cancer cell lines showing different migration velocities: the low-migrating MCF-7 and the highly migrating and invasive MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-435S cell lines...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066974/cannabinoids-modulate-neuronal-activity-and-cancer-by-cb1-and-cb2-receptor-independent-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Ken Soderstrom, Eman Soliman, Rukiyah Van Dross
Cannabinoids include the active constituents of Cannabis or are molecules that mimic the structure and/or function of these Cannabis-derived molecules. Cannabinoids produce many of their cellular and organ system effects by interacting with the well-characterized CB1 and CB2 receptors. However, it has become clear that not all effects of cannabinoid drugs are attributable to their interaction with CB1 and CB2 receptors. Evidence now demonstrates that cannabinoid agents produce effects by modulating activity of the entire array of cellular macromolecules targeted by other drug classes, including: other receptor types; ion channels; transporters; enzymes, and protein- and non-protein cellular structures...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057936/glioblastoma-cancer-stem-cell-lines-express-functional-acid-sensing-ion-channels-asic1a-and-asic3
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Yuemin Tian, Pia Bresenitz, Anna Reska, Laila El Moussaoui, Christoph Patrick Beier, Stefan Gründer
Acidic microenvironment is commonly observed in tumour tissues, including glioblastoma (GBM), the most aggressive and lethal brain tumour in adults. Acid sensing ion channels (ASICs) are neuronal voltage-insensitive sodium channels, which are sensors of extracellular protons. Here we studied and functionally characterized ASICs in two primary glioblastoma stem cell lines as cell culture models. We detected transcripts of the ACCN2 and ACCN3 genes, coding for ASIC1 and ASIC3, respectively, but not transcripts of ACCN1 (coding for ASIC2)...
October 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038531/trpa1-fgfr2-binding-event-is-a-regulatory-oncogenic-driver-modulated-by-mirna-142-3p
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Jonathan Berrout, Eleni Kyriakopoulou, Lavanya Moparthi, Alexandra S Hogea, Liza Berrout, Cristina Ivan, Mihaela Lorger, John Boyle, Chris Peers, Stephen Muench, Jacobo Elies Gomez, Xin Hu, Carolyn Hurst, Thomas Hall, Sujanitha Umamaheswaran, Laura Wesley, Mihai Gagea, Michael Shires, Iain Manfield, Margaret A Knowles, Simon Davies, Klaus Suhling, Yurema Teijeiro Gonzalez, Neil Carragher, Kenneth Macleod, N Joan Abbott, George A Calin, Nikita Gamper, Peter M Zygmunt, Zahra Timsah
Recent evidence suggests that the ion channel TRPA1 is implicated in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD), where its role and mechanism of action remain unknown. We have previously established that the membrane receptor FGFR2 drives LUAD progression through aberrant protein-protein interactions mediated via its C-terminal proline-rich motif. Here we report that the N-terminal ankyrin repeats of TRPA1 directly bind to the C-terminal proline-rich motif of FGFR2 inducing the constitutive activation of the receptor, thereby prompting LUAD progression and metastasis...
October 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036449/resveratrol-attenuates-bone-cancer-pain-through-regulating-the-expression-levels-of-asic3-and-activating-cell-autophagy
#17
Haili Zhu, Jieqiong Ding, Ji Wu, Tingting Liu, Jing Liang, Qiong Tang, Ming Jiao
Bone cancer pain (BCP) is one of the most common pains in patients with malignant cancers. The mechanism underlying BCP is largely unknown. Our previous studies and the increasing evidence both have shown that acid-sensing ion channels 3 (ASIC3) is an important protein in the pathological pain state in some pain models. We hypothesized that the expression change of ASIC3 might be one of the factors related to BCP. In this study, we established the BCP model through intrathecally injecting rat mammary gland carcinoma cells (MRMT-1) into the left tibia of Sprague-Dawley female rats, and found that the BCP rats showed bone destruction, increased mechanical pain sensitivities and up-regulated ASIC3 protein expression levels in L4-L6 dorsal root ganglion...
November 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032150/functional-analysis-of-schizophrenia-genes-using-geneanalytics-program-and-integrated-databases
#18
Tharani Sundararajan, Ann M Manzardo, Merlin G Butler
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a chronic debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with multiple risk factors involving numerous complex genetic influences. We examined and updated a master list of clinically relevant and susceptibility genes associated with SCZ reported in the literature and genomic databases dedicated to gene discovery for characterization of SCZ genes. We used the commercially available GeneAnalytics computer-based gene analysis program and integrated genomic databases to create a molecular profile of the updated list of 608 SCZ genes to model their impact in select categories (tissues and cells, diseases, pathways, biological processes, molecular functions, phenotypes and compounds) using specialized GeneAnalytics algorithms...
October 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028058/protein-protein-interaction-networks-as-a-new-perspective-to-evaluate-distinct-functional-roles-of-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-isoforms
#19
REVIEW
Marianna Caterino, Margherita Ruoppolo, Annalisa Mandola, Michele Costanzo, Stefania Orrù, Esther Imperlini
Voltage-dependent anion channels (VDACs) are a family of three mitochondrial porins and the most abundant integral membrane proteins of the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM). VDACs are known to be involved in metabolite/ion transport across the MOM and in many cellular processes ranging from mitochondria-mediated apoptosis to the control of energy metabolism, by interacting with cytosolic, mitochondrial and cytoskeletal proteins and other membrane channels. Despite redundancy and compensatory mechanisms among VDAC isoforms, they display not only different channel properties and protein expression levels, but also distinct protein partners...
October 13, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993732/purinergic-signalling-therapeutic-developments
#20
REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
Purinergic signalling, i.e., the role of nucleotides as extracellular signalling molecules, was proposed in 1972. However, this concept was not well accepted until the early 1990's when receptor subtypes for purines and pyrimidines were cloned and characterised, which includes four subtypes of the P1 (adenosine) receptor, seven subtypes of P2X ion channel receptors and 8 subtypes of the P2Y G protein-coupled receptor. Early studies were largely concerned with the physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of purinergic signalling...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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