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Proteinase activated receptor

S A Coavoy-Sánchez, L Rodrigues, S A Teixeira, A G Soares, R Torregrossa, M E Wood, M Whiteman, S K P Costa, M N Muscará
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been highlighted as an endogenous signaling molecule and we have previously found that it can inhibit histamine-mediated itching. Pruritus is the most common symptom of cutaneous diseases and anti-histamines are the usual treatment; however, anti-histamine-resistant pruritus is common in some clinical settings. In this way, the involvement of mediators other than histamine in the context of pruritus requires new therapeutic targets. Considering that the activation of proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR-2) is involved in pruritus both in rodents and humans, in this study we investigated the effect of H2S donors on the acute scratching behavior mediated by PAR-2 activation in mice, as well as some of the possible pharmacological mechanisms involved...
October 6, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
Anna Bagnato, Laura Rosanò
Metastatization is a complex multistep process requiring fine-tuned regulated cytoskeleton re-modeling, mediated by the cross-talk of actin with interacting partners, such as the Rho GTPases. Our expanding knowledge of invadopodia, small invasive membrane protrusions composed of a core of F-actin, actin regulators and actin-binding proteins, and hotspots for secretion of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteinases, contributes to clarify critical steps of the metastatic program. Growth factor receptors and their intermediate signaling molecules, along with matrix adhesion and rigidity, pH and hypoxia, act as drivers of cytoskeleton changes and invadopodia formation...
October 3, 2016: Small GTPases
Y Onetti, A P Dantas, B Pérez, A J McNeish, E Vila, F Jiménez-Altayó
AIM: Increased thromboxane A2 and peroxynitrite are hallmarks of cerebral ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R). Stimulation of thromboxane/prostaglandin receptors (TP) attenuates endothelium-derived hyperpolarization (EDH). We investigated whether EDH-type middle cerebral artery (MCA) relaxations following TP stimulation are altered after I/R and the influence of peroxynitrite. METHODS: Vascular function was determined by wire myography after TP stimulation with the thromboxane A2 mimetic 9,11-dideoxy-9α, 11α -methano-epoxy prostaglandin F2α (U46619) in MCA of Sprague Dawley rats subjected to MCA occlusion (90 min)/reperfusion (24 h) or sham operation, and in non-operated (control) rats...
September 28, 2016: Acta Physiologica
Rithwik Ramachandran, Christophe Altier, Katerina Oikonomopoulou, Morley D Hollenberg
Given that over 2% of the human genome codes for proteolytic enzymes and their inhibitors, it is not surprising that proteinases serve many physiologic-pathophysiological roles. In this context, we provide an overview of proteolytic mechanisms regulating inflammation, with a focus on cell signaling stimulated by the generation of inflammatory peptides; activation of the proteinase-activated receptor (PAR) family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), with a mechanism in common with adhesion-triggered GPCRs (ADGRs); and by proteolytic ion channel regulation...
October 2016: Pharmacological Reviews
E V Navolotskaya, D V Zinchenko, Y A Zolotarev, A A Kolobov, V M Lipkin
The synthetic peptide LKEKK corresponding to sequence 16-20 of human thymosin-α1 and 131-135 of human interferon-α2 was labeled with tritium to specific activity 28 Ci/mol. The [3H]LKEKK bound with high affinity (Kd = 3.7 ± 0.3 nM) to donor blood T-lymphocytes. Treatment of cells with trypsin or proteinase K did not abolish [3H]LKEKK binding, suggesting the non-protein nature of the peptide receptor. The binding was inhibited by thymosin-α1, interferon-α2, and cholera toxin B subunit (Ki = 2.0 ± 0.3, 2...
August 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
Gabriela Schneider, Ewa Bryndza, Agata Poniewierska-Baran, Karol Serwin, Malwina Suszynska, Zachariah P Sellers, Michael L Merchant, Alagammai Kaliappan, Janina Ratajczak, Magda Kucia, Nichola C Garbett, Mariusz Z Ratajczak
Diluted (1%) plasma induces migration of malignant cell lines much more strongly than potent pro-metastatic factors. To characterize the factor(s) present in diluted plasma responsible for this phenomenon we performed i) heat inactivation, ii) dialysis, iii) proteinase K treatment, and iv) molecular size filtration studies. We found that this remarkable pro-migratory activity of diluted normal plasma is associated with a ~50-100-kD protein that interacts with GαI protein-coupled receptors and activates p42/44 MAPK and AKT signaling in target cells...
September 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Saeko Kobayashi-Kinoshita, Yasuo Yamakoshi, Kazuo Onuma, Ryuji Yamamoto, Yoshinobu Asada
Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is present in porcine enamel extracts and is critical for proper mineralization of tooth enamel. Here, we show that the mRNA of latent TGF-β1 is expressed throughout amelogenesis. Latent TGF-β1 is activated by matrix metalloproteinase 20 (MMP20), coinciding with amelogenin processing by the same proteinase. Activated TGF-β1 binds to the major amelogenin cleavage products, particularly the neutral-soluble P103 amelogenin, to maintain its activity. The P103 amelogenin-TGF-β1 complex binds to TGFBR1 to induce TGF-β1 signalling...
2016: Scientific Reports
Fiorentina Roviezzo, Vincenzo Brancaleone, Valentina Mattera Iacono, Antonio Bertolino, Giovanna De Cunto, Valentina Vellecco, Giuseppe Lungarella, Monica Lucattelli, Giuseppe Cirino
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The majority of the severe vascular complications in fibrosis are a consequence of a deregulated activity of mediators controlling vasomotor tone. One of the most important of these mediators is endothelin-1 (ET-1). Here, we have investigated the role of proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) in the vascular dysfunction in a model of fibrosis, using tight-skin (Tsk) mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Aortas were collected from Tsk, transgenic over-expressing PAR2 (TgPAR2), PAR2 deficient (PAR2(-/-) ) or the corresponding WT mice...
September 14, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Alexandre Valayer, Deborah Brea, Laurie Lajoie, Leslie Avezard, Lucie Combes-Soia, Valerie Labas, Brice Korkmaz, Gilles Thibault, Thomas Baranek, Mustapha Si-Tahar
Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) can contribute to the regulation of the host immune response by crosstalk with innate and adaptive leukocytes, including NK cells. Mechanisms by which this immunoregulation process occurs remain incompletely understood. Here, we focused on the effect of human neutrophil-derived serine proteases on NKp46, a crucial activating receptor expressed on NK cells. We used flow cytometry, Western blotting, and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis to reveal that cathepsin G [CG; and not elastase or proteinase 3 (PR3)] induces a time- and concentration-dependent, down-regulatory effect on NKp46 expression through a restricted proteolytic mechanism...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Natalia Smoktunowicz, Manuela Platé, Alejandro Ortiz Stern, Vanessa D'Antongiovanni, Eifion Robinson, Vijay Chudasama, Stephen Caddick, Chris J Scotton, Gabor Jarai, Rachel C Chambers
The major high-affinity thrombin receptor, proteinase activated receptor-1 (PAR-1) is expressed at low levels by the normal epithelium but is upregulated in many types of cancer, including lung cancer. The thrombin-PAR-1 signalling axis contributes to the activation of latent TGFβ in response to tissue injury via an αvβ6 integrin-mediated mechanism. TGFβ is a pleiotropic cytokine that acts as a tumour suppressor in normal and dysplastic cells but switches into a tumour promoter in advanced tumours. In this study we demonstrate that TGFβ is a positive regulator of PAR-1 expression in A549 lung adenocarcinoma cells, which in turn increases the sensitivity of these cells to thrombin signalling...
August 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Taige Cao, Wei Ding Tan, Hyunjong Kim, Hong Liang Tey
In many chronic pruritic conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, histamine is not the main pruritic mediator.(1) The protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) pathway likely plays a more important role.(2) Cowhage spicules-induced itch has previously been demonstrated to be an experimental model for studying histamine-independent PAR-2 mediated itch.(3) Methylbenzylmethylbenzimidazolepiperidinylmethanone (MMP) is a heterocyclic compound with selective PAR-2 inhibitory effect.(4) In this study, we aim to investigate the effects of a MMP-containing cream on cowhage-induced itch in healthy volunteers...
August 18, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Zhiqiang Li, Lihua Huang, Xiao Yu, Can Yu, Hongwei Zhu, Xia Li, Duo Han, Hui Huang
OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to explore the alteration of autophagy in rat pancreas treated with exenatide. METHODS: Normal Sprague-Dawley rats and diabetes-model rats induced by 2-month high-sugar and high-fat diet and streptozotocin injection were subcutaneously injected with exenatide, respectively, for 10 weeks, with homologous rats treated with saline as control. Meanwhile, AR42J cells, pancreatic acinar cell line, were cultured with exenatide at doses of 5 pM for 3 days...
August 11, 2016: Pancreas
Jin Joo Kim, Nayoung Kim, Yoon Jin Choi, Joo Sung Kim, Hyun Chae Jung
Transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) receptor and proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) have been implicated in the mechanism of acid-induced inflammation in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We aimed to evaluate TRPV1 and PAR2 mRNA expression levels in the GERD patients and their relationship with endoscopic findings and reflux symptoms.Sixteen healthy controls, 45 patients with erosive reflux disease (ERD), and 14 nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) patients received endoscopy and completed questionnaires...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Michele Ammendola, Rosario Sacco, Giuseppe Sammarco, Tullio Piardi, Valeria Zuccalà, Rosa Patruno, Alessandra Zullo, Nicola Zizzo, Bruno Nardo, Ilaria Marech, Alberto Crovace, Cosmo Damiano Gadaleta, Patrick Pessaux, Girolamo Ranieri
BACKGROUND: Mast cells (MCs) can stimulate angiogenesis, releasing several proangiogenic cytokines stored in their cytoplasm. In particular MCs can release tryptase, a potent in vivo and in vitro proangiogenic factor via proteinase-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2) activation and mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation. Nevertheless, no data are available concerning the relationship between MC density positive to tryptase (MCDPT), endothelial cells positive to PAR-2 forming microvascular density (PAR-2-MVD), and classical MVD (C-MVD) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) angiogenesis...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Chao Huang, Hong Liu, Xiuli Gong, Bin Wen, Dan Chen, Jinyuan Liu, Fengliang Hu
The present study aimed to observe the varying expression of biomarkers in the microenvironment adjacent to colorectal cancer lesions to provide additional insight into the functions of microenvironment components in carcinogenesis and present a novel or improved indicator for early diagnosis of cancer. A total of 144 human samples from three different locations in 48 patients were collected, these locations were 10, 5 and 2 cm from the colorectal cancer lesion, respectively. The biomarkers analyzed included E‑cadherin, cytokeratin 18 (CK18), hyaluronidase‑1 (Hyal‑1), collagen type I (Col‑I), Crumbs3 (CRB3), vimentin, proteinase activated receptor 3 (PAR‑3), α‑smooth muscle actin (α‑SMA), cyclin D1 (CD1) and cluster of differentiation (CD)133...
September 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Franziska Mußbach, Hendrik Ungefroren, Bernd Günther, Kathrin Katenkamp, Petra Henklein, Martin Westermann, Utz Settmacher, Lennart Lenk, Susanne Sebens, Jörg P Müller, Frank-Dietmar Böhmer, Roland Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have established that proteinase-activated receptor 2 (PAR2) promotes migration and invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, suggesting a role in HCC progression. Here, we assessed the impact of PAR2 in HCC stromal cells on HCC growth using LX-2 hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and Hep3B cells as model. METHODS: PAR2 expression and function in LX-2 cells was analysed by RT-PCR, confocal immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and [Ca(2+)]i measurements, respectively...
2016: Molecular Cancer
Peter G W Gettins, Steven T Olson
Serpins are a widely distributed family of high molecular mass protein proteinase inhibitors that can inhibit both serine and cysteine proteinases by a remarkable mechanism-based kinetic trapping of an acyl or thioacyl enzyme intermediate that involves massive conformational transformation. The trapping is based on distortion of the proteinase in the complex, with energy derived from the unique metastability of the active serpin. Serpins are the favoured inhibitors for regulation of proteinases in complex proteolytic cascades, such as are involved in blood coagulation, fibrinolysis and complement activation, by virtue of the ability to modulate their specificity and reactivity...
August 1, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Aline Appert-Collin, Amar Bennasroune, Pierre Jeannesson, Christine Terryn, Guy Fuhrmann, Hamid Morjani, Stéphane Dedieu
The low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-1 (LRP-1) is a member of Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor (LDLR) family, which is ubiquitously expressed and which is described as a multifunctional endocytic receptor which mediates the clearance of various extracellular matrix molecules including serine proteinases, proteinase-inhibitor complexes, and matricellular proteins. Several studies showed that high LRP-1 expression promotes breast cancer cell invasiveness, and LRP-1 invalidation leads to cell motility abrogation in both tumor and non-tumor cells...
July 27, 2016: Cell Adhesion & Migration
Ibrahim Sulaiman, Jonathan Chee Woei Lim, Hon Liong Soo, Johnson Stanslas
Extensive research into the therapeutics of asthma has yielded numerous effective interventions over the past few decades. However, adverse effects and ineffectiveness of most of these medications especially in the management of steroid resistant severe asthma necessitate the development of better medications. Numerous drug targets with inherent airway smooth muscle tone modulatory role have been identified for asthma therapy. This article reviews the latest understanding of underlying molecular aetiology of asthma towards design and development of better antiasthma drugs...
October 2016: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Shuqing Ge, Tao Li, Qijian Yao, Hongling Yan, Zhang Huiyun, Yanshan Zheng, Bin Zhang, Shaoheng He
Serine proteases play an important role in inflammation via PARs. However, little is known of expression levels of PARs on monocytes of allergic patients, and influence of serine proteases and PARs on TNF-α secretion from monocytes. Using quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) and flowcytometry techniques, we observed that the expression level of PAR-2 in monocytes of patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma was increased by 42.9 and 38.2 %. It was found that trypsin, thrombin, and tryptase induced up to 200, 320, and 310 % increase in TNF-α release from monocytes at 16 h, respectively...
July 16, 2016: Cell Biology and Toxicology
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