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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931022/hydrogen-sulfide-and-t-type-ca2-channels-in-pain-processing-neuronal-differentiation-and-neuroendocrine-secretion
#1
Kazuki Fukami, Fumiko Sekiguchi, Atsufumi Kawabata
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), a gasotransmitter, is generated from L-cysteine by mainly 3 enzymes, cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE), cystathionine-β-synthase, and 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase in cooperation with cysteine aminotransferase. The H2S-forming enzymes, particularly CSE, are overexpressed under the pathological conditions such as inflammation, neuronal or neuroendocrine differentiation and cancer development. Given that Cav3.2 T-type Ca2+ channels mediate some of the biological activity of H2S, we focus on the role of the H2S/Cav3...
December 9, 2016: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918554/asic1a-mediates-the-drug-resistance-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-the-ca-2-pi3-kinase-akt-signaling-pathway
#2
Yihao Zhang, Ting Zhang, Chao Wu, Quan Xia, Dujuan Xu
Chemotherapy is the main treatment method of patients with advanced liver cancer. However, drug resistance is a serious problem in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Acid sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is a H(+)-gated cation channel; it mediates tumor cell migration and invasion, which suggests that it is involved in the development of malignant tumors. Therefore, we studied the relationship between ASIC1a and drug resistance in human hepatocellular carcinoma. In our study, we found that ASIC1a is highly expressed in human HCC tissue, and that its levels were significantly increased in resistant HCC cells Bel7402/FU and HepG2/ADM...
December 5, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903970/ion-channels-in-control-of-pancreatic-stellate-cell-migration
#3
Hannah Storck, Benedikt Hild, Sandra Schimmelpfennig, Sarah Sargin, Nikolaj Nielsen, Angela Zaccagnino, Thomas Budde, Ivana Novak, Holger Kalthoff, Albrecht Schwab
Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) play a critical role in the progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Once activated, PSCs support proliferation and metastasis of carcinoma cells. PSCs even co-metastasise with carcinoma cells. This requires the ability of PSCs to migrate. In recent years, it has been established that almost all "hallmarks of cancer" such as proliferation or migration/invasion also rely on the expression and function of ion channels. So far, there is only very limited information about the function of ion channels in PSCs...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896999/identify-cancer-driver-genes-through-shared-mendelian-disease-pathogenic-variants-and-cancer-somatic-mutations
#4
Meng Ma, Changchang Wang, Benjamin S Glicksberg, Eric E Schadt, Shuyu D Li, Rong Chen
Genomic sequencing studies in the past several years have yielded a large number of cancer somatic mutations. There remains a major challenge in delineating a small fraction of somatic mutations that are oncogenic drivers from a background of predominantly passenger mutations. Although computational tools have been developed to predict the functional impact of mutations, their utility is limited. In this study, we applied an alternative approach to identify potentially novel cancer drivers as those somatic mutations that overlap with known pathogenic mutations in Mendelian diseases...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891582/versatile-roles-of-intracellularly-located-trpv1-channel
#5
REVIEW
Rui Zhao, Suk Ying Tsang
The ubiquitous expression in many organs throughout the body and the ability to respond to a wide variety of physical and chemical stimuli have brought transient receptor potential (TRP) channels to the vanguards of our sensory systems. TRP vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) is the founding member of the TRPV subfamily. TRPV1 can be activated by noxious heat, protons and vanilloids. Previous studies have shown that TRPV1 is located on the plasma membrane, serving to non-selectively permeate calcium ion from the extracellular region to the cytoplasm...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875305/-englerin-a-evoked-cytotoxicity-is-mediated-by-na-influx-and-counteracted-by-na-k-atpase
#6
Melanie J Ludlow, Hannah J Gaunt, Hussein N Rubaiy, Katie E Musialowski, Nicola M Blythe, Naveen S Vasudev, Katsuhiko Muraki, David J Beech
(-)-Englerin A ((-)-EA) has a rapid and potent cytotoxic effect on several types of cancer cell that is mediated by plasma membrane ion channels containing Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 4 protein (TRPC4). Since these channels are Ca2+ permeable it was initially thought that the cytotoxicity arose as a consequence of Ca2+ overload. Here we show that this is not the case and that the effect of (-)-EA is mediated by a heteromer of TRPC4 and TRPC1 proteins. Both TRPC4 and TRPC1 were required for (-)-EA cytotoxicity, however, although TRPC4 was necessary for the (-)-EA-evoked Ca2+-elevation, TRPC1 was not...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856238/evaluation-of-known-and-novel-inhibitors-of-orai1-mediated-store-operated-ca-2-entry-in-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-using-a-fluorescence-imaging-plate-reader-assay
#7
Iman Azimi, Jack U Flanagan, Ralph J Stevenson, Marco Inserra, Irina Vetter, Gregory R Monteith, William A Denny
The Orai1 Ca(2+) permeable ion channel is an important component of store operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) in cells. It's over-expression in basal molecular subtype breast cancers has been linked with poor prognosis, making it a potential target for drug development. We pharmacologically characterised a number of reported inhibitors of SOCE in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells using a convenient Fluorescence Imaging Plate Reader (FLIPR) assay, and show that the rank order of their potencies in this assay is the same as those reported in a wide range of published assays...
November 7, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845746/an-overview-of-sub-cellular-mechanisms-involved-in-the-action-of-ttfields
#8
REVIEW
Jack A Tuszynski, Cornelia Wenger, Douglas E Friesen, Jordane Preto
Long-standing research on electric and electromagnetic field interactions with biological cells and their subcellular structures has mainly focused on the low- and high-frequency regimes. Biological effects at intermediate frequencies between 100 and 300 kHz have been recently discovered and applied to cancer cells as a therapeutic modality called Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields). TTFields are clinically applied to disrupt cell division, primarily for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). In this review, we provide an assessment of possible physical interactions between 100 kHz range alternating electric fields and biological cells in general and their nano-scale subcellular structures in particular...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835900/kcnj3-is-a-new-independent-prognostic-marker-for-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-patients
#9
Sarah Kammerer, Armin Sokolowski, Hubert Hackl, Dieter Platzer, Stephan Wenzel Jahn, Amin El-Heliebi, Daniela Schwarzenbacher, Verena Stiegelbauer, Martin Pichler, Simin Rezania, Heidelinde Fiegl, Florentia Peintinger, Peter Regitnig, Gerald Hoefler, Wolfgang Schreibmayer, Thomas Bauernhofer
Numerous studies showed abnormal expression of ion channels in different cancer types. Amongst these, the potassium channel gene KCNJ3 (encoding for GIRK1 proteins) has been reported to be upregulated in tumors of patients with breast cancer and to correlate with positive lymph node status. We aimed to study KCNJ3 levels in different breast cancer subtypes using gene expression data from the TCGA, to validate our findings using RNA in situ hybridization in a validation cohort (GEO ID GSE17705), and to study the prognostic value of KCNJ3using survival analysis...
November 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832523/ovariectomy-induced-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-and-calcium-ion-influx-through-trpa1-trpm2-and-trpv1-are-prevented-by-17%C3%AE-estradiol-tamoxifen-and-raloxifene-in-the-hippocampus-and-dorsal-root-ganglion-of-rats
#10
Yener Yazğan, Mustafa Nazıroğlu
Relative 17β-estradiol (E2) deprivation and excessive production of mitochondrial oxygen free radicals (OFRs) with a high amount of Ca(2+) influx TRPA1, TRPM2, and TRPV1 activity is one of the main causes of neurodegenerative disease in postmenopausal women. In addition to the roles of tamoxifen (TMX) and raloxifene (RLX) in cancer and bone loss treatments, regulator roles in Ca(2+) influx and mitochondrial oxidative stress in neurons have not been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether TMX and RLX interactions with TRPA1, TRPM2, and TRPV1 in primary hippocampal (HPC) and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neuron cultures of ovariectomized (OVX) rats...
November 10, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815390/kv1-3-channels-mark-functionally-competent-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#11
Ameet A Chimote, Peter Hajdu, Alexandros M Sfyris, Brittany N Gleich, Trisha Wise-Draper, Keith A Casper, Laura Conforti
Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) are potent mediators of an anti-tumor response. However, their function is attenuated in solid tumors. CD8(+) T cell effector functions such as cytokine and granzyme production depend on cytoplasmic Ca(2+), which is controlled by ion channels. In particular, Kv1.3 channels regulate the membrane potential and Ca(2+) influx in human effector memory T (TEM) cells. In this study, we assessed the contribution of reduced Kv1.3 and Ca(2+) flux on TIL effector function in head and neck cancer (HNC)...
November 4, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814637/zinc-transporters-and-dysregulated-channels-in-cancers
#12
Zui Pan, Sangyong Choi, Halima Ouadid-Ahidouch, Jin-Ming Yang, John H Beattie, Irina Korichneva
As a nutritionally essential metal ion, zinc (Zn) not only constitutes a structural element for more than 3000 proteins but also plays important regulatory functions in cellular signal transduction. Zn homeostasis is tightly controlled by regulating the flux of Zn across cell membranes through specific transporters, i.e. ZnT and ZIP family proteins. Zn deficiency and malfunction of Zn transporters have been associated with many chronic diseases including cancer. However, the mechanisms underlying Zn regulatory functions in cellular signaling and their impact on the pathogenesis and progression of cancers remain largely unknown...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809760/deep-sequencing-of-transcriptomes-from-the-nervous-systems-of-two-decapod-crustaceans-to-characterize-genes-important-for-neural-circuit-function-and-modulation
#13
Adam J Northcutt, Kawasi M Lett, Virginia B Garcia, Clare M Diester, Brian J Lane, Eve Marder, David J Schulz
BACKGROUND: Crustaceans have been studied extensively as model systems for nervous system function from single neuron properties to behavior. However, lack of molecular sequence information and tools have slowed the adoption of these physiological systems as molecular model systems. In this study, we sequenced and performed de novo assembly for the nervous system transcriptomes of two decapod crustaceans: the Jonah crab (Cancer borealis) and the American lobster (Homarus americanus). RESULTS: Forty-two thousand, seven hundred sixty-six and sixty thousand, two hundred seventy-three contigs were assembled from C...
November 4, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799796/snake-venom-causes-apoptosis-by-increasing-the-reactive-oxygen-species-in-colorectal-and-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#14
Abdulrahman Khazim Al-Asmari, Anvarbatcha Riyasdeen, Mohammad Hamed Al-Shahrani, Mozaffarul Islam
Snake venom possesses various kinds of proteins and neurotoxic polypeptides, which can negatively interfere with the neurotransmitter signaling cascade. This phenomenon occurs mainly due to the blocking of ion channels in the body system. Envenomation prevents or severely interrupts nerve impulses from being transmitted, inhibition of adenosine triphosphate synthesis, and proper functioning of the cardiac muscles. However, some beneficial properties of venoms have also been reported. The aim of this study was to examine the snake venom as an anticancer agent due to its inhibitory effects on cancer progression such as cell motility, cell invasion, and colony formation...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790247/pleiotropic-meta-analyses-of-longitudinal-studies-discover-novel-genetic-variants-associated-with-age-related-diseases
#15
Liang He, Yelena Kernogitski, Irina Kulminskaya, Yury Loika, Konstantin G Arbeev, Elena Loiko, Olivia Bagley, Matt Duan, Arseniy Yashkin, Svetlana V Ukraintseva, Mikhail Kovtun, Anatoliy I Yashin, Alexander M Kulminski
Age-related diseases may result from shared biological mechanisms in intrinsic processes of aging. Genetic effects on age-related diseases are often modulated by environmental factors due to their little contribution to fitness or are mediated through certain endophenotypes. Identification of genetic variants with pleiotropic effects on both common complex diseases and endophenotypes may reveal potential conflicting evolutionary pressures and deliver new insights into shared genetic contribution to healthspan and lifespan...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789963/herg1-positivity-and-glut-1-negativity-identifies-high-risk-tnm-stage-i-and-ii-colorectal-cancer-patients-regardless-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy
#16
Leonardo Muratori, Giulia Petroni, Lorenzo Antonuzzo, Luca Boni, Jessica Iorio, Elena Lastraioli, Gianluca Bartoli, Luca Messerini, Francesco Di Costanzo, Annarosa Arcangeli
BACKGROUND: The identification of early-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) with high risk of progression is one major clinical challenge, mainly due to lack of validated biomarkers. The aims of the present study were to analyze the prognostic impact of three molecular markers belonging to the ion channels and transporters family: the ether-à-go-go-related gene 1 (hERG1) and the calcium-activated KCa3.1 potassium channels, as well as the glucose transporter 1 (Glut-1); and to define the impact of adjuvant chemotherapy in conjunction with the abovementioned biomarkers, in a cohort of radically resected stage I-III CRC patients...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783269/anion-channels-of-mitochondria
#17
Devasena Ponnalagu, Harpreet Singh
Mitochondria are the "power house" of a cell continuously generating ATP to ensure its proper functioning. The constant production of ATP via oxidative phosphorylation demands a large electrochemical force that drives protons across the highly selective and low-permeable mitochondrial inner membrane. Besides the conventional role of generating ATP, mitochondria also play an active role in calcium signaling, generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), stress responses, and regulation of cell-death pathways...
October 26, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780639/discovery-of-potent-inhibitors-of-the-lysophospholipase-autotaxin
#18
Pritom Shah, Anne Cheasty, Caroline Foxton, Tony Raynham, Muddasar Farooq, Irene Farre Gutierrez, Aurore Lejeune, Michelle Pritchard, Andrew Turnbull, Leon Pang, Paul Owen, Susan Boyd, Alexandra Stowell, Allan Jordan, Niall M Hamilton, James R Hitchin, Martin Stockley, Ellen MacDonald, Mar Jimenez Quesada, Elisabeth Trivier, Jana Skeete, Huib Ovaa, Wouter H Moolenaar, Hamish Ryder
The autotoxin-lysophosphatidic acid (ATX-LPA) axis has been implicated in several disease conditions including inflammation, fibrosis and cancer. This makes ATX an attractive drug target and its inhibition may lead to useful therapeutic agents. Through a high throughput screen (HTS) we identified a series of small molecule inhibitors of ATX which have subsequently been optimized for potency, selectivity and developability properties. This has delivered drug-like compounds such as 9v (CRT0273750) which modulate LPA levels in plasma and are suitable for in vivo studies...
October 14, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771704/sgk1-the-new-player-in-the-game-of-resistance-chemo-radio-molecular-target-and-strategy-for-inhibition
#19
Cristina Talarico, Vincenzo Dattilo, Lucia D'Antona, Miranda Menniti, Cataldo Bianco, Francesco Ortuso, Stefano Alcaro, Silvia Schenone, Nicola Perrotti, Rosario Amato
The serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase (SGK) family consists of three members, SGK1, SGK2 and SGK3, all displaying serine/threonine kinase activity and sharing structural and functional similarities with the AKT family of kinases. SGK1 was originally described as a key enzyme in the hormonal regulation of several ion channels and pumps. Over time, growing and impressive evidence has been accumulated, linking SGK1 to the cell survival, de-differentiation, cell cycle control, regulation of caspases, response to chemical, mechanical and oxidative injury in cancer models as well as to the control of mitotic stability...
October 24, 2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756874/mechanism-of-melanoma-cells-selective-apoptosis-induced-by-a-photoactive-nadph-analogue
#20
Florian Rouaud, Jean-Luc Boucher, Anny Slama-Schwok, Stéphane Rocchi
Melanoma is one of the most lethal cancers when it reaches a metastatic stage. Despite the spectacular achievements of targeted therapies (BRAF inhibitors) or immuno-therapies (anti-CTLA4 or anti-PD1), most patients with melanoma will need additional treatments. Here we used a photoactive NADPH analogue called NS1 to induce cell death by inhibition of NADPH oxidases NOX in melanoma cells, including melanoma cells isolated from patients. In contrast, healthy melanocytes growth was unaffected by NS1 treatment...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
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