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#1
Daniel Kerschensteiner
Synaptic communication requires alignment of transmitter release sites with transmitter receptors. In this issue of Neuron, Wang et al. (2017) show that α2δ4 subunits link calcium channels to a trans-synaptic complex with glutamate receptors at the visual system's first synapse.
March 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331181/multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-act-as-a-chemokine-and-recruit-macrophages-by-activating-the-plc-ip3-crac-channel-signaling-pathway
#2
Hui Li, Xiao-Qiu Tan, Li Yan, Bo Zeng, Jie Meng, Hai-Yan Xu, Ji-Min Cao
The impact of nanomaterials on immune cells is gaining attention but is not well documented. Here, we report a novel stimulating effect of carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (c-MWCNTs) on the migration of macrophages and uncover the underlying mechanisms, especially the upstream signaling, using a series of techniques including transwell migration assay, patch clamp, ELISA and confocal microscopy. c-MWCNTs dramatically stimulated the migration of RAW264.7 macrophages when endocytosed, and this effect was abolished by inhibiting phospholipase C (PLC) with U-73122, antagonizing the IP3 receptor with 2-APB, and blocking calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channels with SK&F96365...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326013/molecular-chaperone-calnexin-regulates-the-function-of-drosophila-sodium-channel-paralytic
#3
Xi Xiao, Changyan Chen, Tian-Ming Yu, Jiayao Ou, Menglong Rui, Yuanfen Zhai, Yijing He, Lei Xue, Margaret S Ho
Neuronal activity mediated by voltage-gated channels provides the basis for higher-order behavioral tasks that orchestrate life. Chaperone-mediated regulation, one of the major means to control protein quality and function, is an essential route for controlling channel activity. Here we present evidence that Drosophila ER chaperone Calnexin colocalizes and interacts with the α subunit of sodium channel Paralytic. Co-immunoprecipitation analysis indicates that Calnexin interacts with Paralytic protein variants that contain glycosylation sites Asn313, 325, 343, 1463, and 1482...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315127/inherited-ventricular-arrhythmias-the-role-of-the-multi-subunit-structure-of-the-l-type-calcium-channel-complex
#4
Julie Briot, Marie-Philippe Tétreault, Benoîte Bourdin, Lucie Parent
The normal heartbeat is conditioned by transient increases in the intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration. Ca(2+) influx in cardiomyocytes is regulated by the activity of the heteromeric L-type voltage-activated CaV1.2 channel. A complex network of interactions between the different proteins forming the ion channel supports the kinetics and the activation gating of the Ca(2+) influx. Alterations in the biophysical and biochemical properties or in the biogenesis in any of these proteins can lead to serious disturbances in the cardiac rhythm...
March 18, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306174/the-cardiac-l-type-calcium-channel-alpha-subunit-is-a-target-for-direct-redox-modification-during-oxidative-stress-the-role-of-cysteine-residues-in-the-alpha-interacting-domain
#5
Padmapriya Muralidharan, Henrietta Cserne Szappanos, Evan Ingley, Livia C Hool
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the Western world. The incidence of cardiovascular disease is predicted to further rise with the increase in obesity and diabetes and with the ageing population. Even though the survival rate from ischemic heart disease has improved over the past 30 years, many patients progress to a chronic pathological condition, known as cardiac hypertrophy that is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and calcium play an essential role in mediating cardiac hypertrophy...
March 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290972/malignant-hyperthermia-susceptibility-and-fitness-for-duty
#6
Michael A Lee, Erin B McGlinch, Maria C McGlinch, John F Capacchione
INTRODUCTION: Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited hypermetabolic condition characterized by uncontrolled calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum of skeletal muscle, usually from exposure to inhaled general anesthetics and/or the depolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent succinylcholine. Multiple case reports now reveal that crises may be precipitated by environmental factors such as exercise or high ambient temperatures. Common signs of an MH crisis include life-threatening hyperthermia, metabolic acidosis, muscle rigidity, and tachycardia...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290248/the-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-subunit-and-absence-epilepsy-beyond-calcium-channels
#7
Roberta Celli, Ines Santolini, Michela Guiducci, Gilles van Luijtelaar, Pasquale Parisi, Pasquale Striano, Roberto Gradini, Giuseppe Battaglia, Richard T Ngomba, Ferdinando Nicoletti
Spike-wave discharges, underlying absence seizures, are generated within a cortico-thalamo-cortical network that involves the somatosensory cortex, the reticular thalamic nucleus, and the ventrobasal thalamic nuclei. Activation of T-type voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCCs) contributes to the pathological oscillatory activity of this network, and some of the first-line drugs used in the treatment of absence epilepsy inhibit T-type calcium channels. The α2δ subunit is a component of high voltage-activated VSCCs (i...
March 8, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289693/cav1-2-channels-mediate-persistent-chronic-stress-induced-behavioral-deficits-that-are-associated-with-prefrontal-cortex-activation-of-the-p25-cdk5-glucocorticoid-receptor-pathway
#8
Charlotte C Bavley, Delaney K Fischer, Bryant K Rizzo, Anjali M Rajadhyaksha
Chronic stress is known to precipitate and exacerbate neuropsychiatric symptoms, and exposure to stress is particularly pathological in individuals with certain genetic predispositions. Recent genome wide association studies have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the gene CACNA1C, which codes for the Cav1.2 subunit of the L-type calcium channel (LTCC), as a common risk variant for multiple neuropsychiatric conditions. Cav1.2 channels mediate experience-dependent changes in gene expression and long-term synaptic plasticity through activation of downstream calcium signaling pathways...
December 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289383/the-citrus-flavanone-naringenin-produces-cardioprotective-effects-in-hearts-from-1-year-old-rat-through-activation-of-mitobk-channels
#9
Lara Testai, Eleonora Da Pozzo, Ilaria Piano, Luisa Pistelli, Claudia Gargini, Maria Cristina Breschi, Alessandra Braca, Claudia Martini, Alma Martelli, Vincenzo Calderone
Background and Purpose: Incidence of cardiovascular disorders increases with age, because of a dramatic fall of endogenous self-defense mechanisms and increased vulnerability of myocardium. Conversely, the effectiveness of many cardioprotective drugs is blunted in hearts of 1 year old rat. The Citrus flavanone naringenin (NAR) was reported to promote cardioprotective effects against ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, through the activation of mitochondrial large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel (mitoBK)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289229/persistence-of-the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-in-the-absence-of-subunit-c-of-human-atp-synthase
#10
Jiuya He, Holly C Ford, Joe Carroll, Shujing Ding, Ian M Fearnley, John E Walker
The permeability transition in human mitochondria refers to the opening of a nonspecific channel, known as the permeability transition pore (PTP), in the inner membrane. Opening can be triggered by calcium ions, leading to swelling of the organelle, disruption of the inner membrane, and ATP synthesis, followed by cell death. Recent proposals suggest that the pore is associated with the ATP synthase complex and specifically with the ring of c-subunits that constitute the membrane domain of the enzyme's rotor...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280418/intracellular-calcium-dependent-regulation-of-the-sperm-specific-calcium-activated-potassium-channel-hslo3-by-the-bkca-activator-ldd175
#11
Tharaka Darshana Wijerathne, Jihyun Kim, Dongki Yang, Kyu Pil Lee
Plasma membrane hyperpolarization associated with activation of Ca(2+)-activated K(+) channels plays an important role in sperm capacitation during fertilization. Although Slo3 (slowpoke homologue 3), together with the auxiliary γ2-subunit, LRRC52 (leucine-rich-repeat-containing 52), is known to mediate the pH-sensitive, sperm-specific K(+) current KSper in mice, the molecular identity of this channel in human sperm remains controversial. In this study, we tested the classical BKCa activators, NS1619 and LDD175, on human Slo3, heterologously expressed in HEK293 cells together with its functional interacting γ2 subunit, hLRRC52...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278376/stapled-voltage-gated-calcium-channel-cav-%C3%AE-interaction-domain-aid-peptides-act-as-selective-protein-protein-interaction-inhibitors-of-cav-function
#12
Felix Findeisen, Marta Campiglio, Hyunil Jo, Fayal Abderemane-Ali, Christine H Rumpf, Lianne Pope, Nathan D Rossen, Bernhard E Flucher, William F DeGrado, Daniel L Minor
For many voltage-gated ion channels (VGICs) creation of a properly functioning ion channel requires the formation of specific protein protein interactions between the transmembrane pore-forming subunits and cytoplasmic accessory subunits. Despite the importance of such protein-protein interactions in VGIC function and assembly, their potential as sites for VGIC modulator development has been largely overlooked. Here, we develop meta xylyl (m xylyl) stapled peptides that target a prototypic VGIC high affinity protein-protein interaction, the interaction between the voltage-gated calcium channel (CaV) pore forming subunit α interaction domain (AID) and cytoplasmic β subunit (CaVβ)...
March 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263796/insulin-increases-filtration-barrier-permeability-via-trpc6-dependent-activation-of-pkgi%C3%AE-signaling-pathways
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Dorota Rogacka, Irena Audzeyenka, Patrycja Rachubik, Michał Rychłowski, Małgorzata Kasztan, Maciej Jankowski, Stefan Angielski, Agnieszka Piwkowska
Podocytes are dynamic polarized cells on the surface of glomerular capillaries and an essential component of the glomerular filtration barrier. Insulin increases the activation of protein kinase G type Iα (PKGIα) subunits, leading to podocyte dysfunction. In addition, accumulating evidence suggests that TRPC6 channels are crucial mediators of podocyte calcium handling and involved in the regulation of glomerular filtration. Therefore, we investigated whether TRPC6 is involved in the regulation of filtration barrier permeability by insulin via the PKGIα-dependent manner...
March 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262416/the-auxiliary-calcium-channel-subunit-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-4-is-required-for-axonal-elaboration-synaptic-transmission-and-wiring-of-rod-photoreceptors
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Yuchen Wang, Katherine E Fehlhaber, Ignacio Sarria, Yan Cao, Norianne T Ingram, Debbie Guerrero-Given, Ben Throesch, Kristin Baldwin, Naomi Kamasawa, Toshihisa Ohtsuka, Alapakkam P Sampath, Kirill A Martemyanov
Neural circuit wiring relies on selective synapse formation whereby a presynaptic release apparatus is matched with its cognate postsynaptic machinery. At metabotropic synapses, the molecular mechanisms underlying this process are poorly understood. In the mammalian retina, rod photoreceptors form selective contacts with rod ON-bipolar cells by aligning the presynaptic voltage-gated Ca(2+) channel directing glutamate release (CaV1.4) with postsynaptic mGluR6 receptors. We show this coordination requires an extracellular protein, α2δ4, which complexes with CaV1...
March 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260211/respiratory-muscle-contractile-inactivity-induced-by-mechanical-ventilation-in-piglets-leads-to-leaky-ryanodine-receptors-and-diaphragm-weakness
#15
Stefan Matecki, Boris Jung, Nathalie Saint, Valerie Scheuermann, Samir Jaber, Alain Lacampagne
Respiratory muscle contractile inactivity during mechanical ventilation (MV) induces diaphragm muscle weakness, a condition referred to as ventilator-induced diaphragmatic dysfunction (VIDD). Although VIDD pathophysiological mechanisms are still not fully understood, it has been recently suggested that remodeling of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) calcium release channel/ryanodine receptors (RyR1) in the diaphragm is a proximal mechanism of VIDD. Here, we used piglets, a large animal model of VIDD that is more relevant to human pathophysiology, to determine whether RyR1 alterations are observed in the presence of diaphragm weakness...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258822/intra-articular-lentivirus-mediated-gene-therapy-targeting-cracm1-for-the-treatment-of-collagen-induced-arthritis
#16
Shuang Liu, Takeshi Kiyoi, Erika Takemasa, Kazutaka Maeyama
Abnormal store-operated calcium uptake has been observed in peripheral T lymphocytes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and sustained intracellular calcium signalling is known to mediate the functions of many types of immune cells. Thus, it is hypothesized that regulating calcium entry through CRACM1 (the pore-forming subunit of calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channels; also known as ORAI1) may be beneficial for the management of RA. Localized CRACM1 knockdown in the joints and draining lymph nodes (DLNs) of mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was achieved via lentiviral-based delivery of shRNA targeting mouse CRACM1...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256585/lrp1-influences-trafficking-of-n-type-calcium-channels-via-interaction-with-the-auxiliary-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-subunit
#17
Ivan Kadurin, Simon W Rothwell, Beatrice Lana, Manuela Nieto-Rostro, Annette C Dolphin
Voltage-gated Ca(2+) (CaV) channels consist of a pore-forming α1 subunit, which determines the main functional and pharmacological attributes of the channel. The CaV1 and CaV2 channels are associated with auxiliary β- and α2δ-subunits. The molecular mechanisms involved in α2δ subunit trafficking, and the effect of α2δ subunits on trafficking calcium channel complexes remain poorly understood. Here we show that α2δ-1 is a ligand for the Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) Receptor-related Protein-1 (LRP1), a multifunctional receptor which mediates trafficking of cargoes...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243192/the-sodium-channel-%C3%AE-4-auxiliary-subunit-selectively-controls-long-term-depression-in-core-nucleus-accumbens-medium-spiny-neurons
#18
Xincai Ji, Sucharita Saha, Guangping Gao, Amy W Lasek, Gregg E Homanics, Melissa Guildford, Andrew R Tapper, Gilles E Martin
Voltage-gated sodium channels are essential for generating the initial rapid depolarization of neuronal membrane potential during action potentials (APs) that enable cell-to-cell communication, the propagation of signals throughout the brain, and the induction of synaptic plasticity. Although all brain neurons express one or several variants coding for the core pore-forming sodium channel α subunit, the expression of the β (β1-4) auxiliary subunits varies greatly. Of particular interest is the β4 subunit, encoded by the Scn4b gene, that is highly expressed in dorsal and ventral (i...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239561/regulation-of-cardiac-cacnb2-by-microrna-499-potential-role-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Tian-You Ling, Xiao-Li Wang, Qiang Chai, Tong Lu, John M Stulak, Lyle D Joyce, Richard C Daly, Kevin L Greason, Li-Qun Wu, Win-Kuang Shen, Yong-Mei Cha, Hon-Chi Lee
The L-type calcium channel (LTCC) is one of the major ion channels that are known to be associated with the electrical remodeling of atrial fibrillation (AF). In AF, there is significant downregulation of the LTCC, but the underlying mechanism for such downregulation is not clear. We have previously reported that microRNA-499 (miR-499) is significantly upregulated in patients with permanent AF and that KCNN3, the gene that encodes the small-conductance calcium-activated potassium channel 3 (SK3), is a target of miR-499...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230278/deletion-of-psychiatric-risk-gene-cacna1c-impairs-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-cell-autonomous-fashion
#20
Bianca Völkening, Kai Schönig, Golo Kronenberg, Dusan Bartsch, Tillmann Weber
Ca(2+) is a universal signal transducer which fulfills essential functions in cell development and differentiation. CACNA1C, the gene encoding the alpha-1C subunit (i.e., Cav 1.2) of the voltage-dependent l-type calcium channel (LTCC), has been implicated as a risk gene in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. To parse the role of Cav 1.2 channels located on astrocyte-like stem cells and their descendants in the development of new granule neurons, we created Tg(GLAST-CreERT2) /Cacna1c(fl/fl) /RCE:loxP mice, a transgenic tool that allows cell-type-specific inducible deletion of Cacna1c...
February 23, 2017: Glia
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