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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105535/the-neuropeptide-orexin-a-inhibits-the-gabaa-receptor-by-pkc-and-ca-2-camkii-dependent-phosphorylation-of-its-%C3%AE-1-subunit
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Divya Sachidanandan, Haritha P Reddy, Anitha Mani, Geoffrey J Hyde, Amal Kanti Bera
Orexin-A and orexin-B (Ox-A, Ox-B) are neuropeptides produced by a small number of neurons that originate in the hypothalamus and project widely in the brain. Only discovered in 1998, the orexins are already known to regulate several behaviours. Most prominently, they help to stabilise the waking state, a role with demonstrated significance in the clinical management of narcolepsy and insomnia. Orexins bind to G-protein-coupled receptors (predominantly postsynaptic) of two subtypes, OX1R and OX2R. The primary effect of Ox-OXR binding is a direct depolarising influence mediated by cell membrane cation channels, but a wide variety of secondary effects, both pre- and postsynaptic, are also emerging...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096552/novel-missense-variant-of-cacna1a-gene-in-a-slovak-family-with-episodic-ataxia-type-2
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Andrea Petrovicova, Miroslav Brozman, Egon Kurca, Tibor Gobo, Jana Dluha, Klaudia Kalmarova, Vladimir Nosal, Martina Hikkelova, Adriana Krajciova, Tatiana Burjanivova, Stefan Sivak
INTRODUCTION: Episodic ataxias (EAs) are rare dominantly inherited neurological disorders characterized by recurrent episodes of ataxia lasting minutes to hours. The most common subtype is EA type 2 (EA2) caused by pathogenic variants of calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1 A gene (CACNA1A) on chromosome 19p13. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We examined a Slovak three-generation family. Genomic DNA of the family members was extracted from peripheral blood and amplified by polymerase chain reaction...
January 13, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090678/the-epileptic-and-nonepileptic-spectrum-of-paroxysmal-dyskinesias-channelopathies-synaptopathies-and-transportopathies
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REVIEW
Roberto Erro, Kailash P Bhatia, Alberto J Espay, Pasquale Striano
Historically, the syndrome of primary paroxysmal dyskinesias was considered a group of disorders as a result of ion channel dysfunction. This proposition was primarily based on the discovery of mutations in ion channels, which caused other episodic neurological disorders such as epilepsy and migraine and also supported by the frequent association between paroxysmal dyskinesias and epilepsy. However, the discovery of the genes responsible for the 3 classic forms of paroxysmal dyskinesias disproved this ion channel theory...
January 16, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077244/the-catsper-channel-modulates-boar-sperm-motility-during-capacitation
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Alejandro Vicente-Carrillo, Manuel Álvarez-Rodríguez, Heriberto Rodríguez-Martínez
The cation channel of sperm (CatSper) comprises four transmembrane subunits specifically expressed in human, equine, murine and ovine spermatozoa, apparently implicated in capacitation, hyperactivation and acrosome exocytosis. Western blotting and immunocytochemistry showed hereby that CatSper subunits are also present in boar spermatozoa, primarily over the sperm neck, tail and cytoplasmic droplets; albeit CatSper -1 presented in addition some distribution over the membrane of the acrosome and CatSper -2 and -4 over the membrane of the post-acrosome...
January 8, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034363/the-screening-of-novel-inhibitors-against-leishmania-donovani-calcium-ion-channel-to-fight-leishmaniasis
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Mohammad Kashif, Partha Pratim Manna, Yusuf Akhter, Mohammed Alaidarous, Abdur Rub
Leishmania is an intracellular protozoan parasite which causes Leishmaniasis, a global health problem affecting millions of people throughout 89 different countries in the world. The current treatment which includes use of amphotericin B, antimonials, and others has major drawbacks due to toxicity, resistance, and extraordinary high cost. So there is an urgent need of development of new drug targets to fight against leishmaniasis. In this regard we have selected Leishmania donovani Ca2+ ion channel (Ld-CC) as potential drug target...
December 30, 2016: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025964/bioequivalence-of-two-formulations-of-pregabalin-150-mg-capsules-under-fasting-conditions-in-healthy-male-subjects%C3%A2
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Hyun Lee, SeungHwan Lee, Sung-Vin Yim, Bo-Hyung Kim
BACKGROUND: Pregabalin binds to the α2δ auxiliary subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels, which are widely distributed throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems and modulate calcium-dependent neurotransmitter release. Pregabalin is indicated for the treatment of peripheral and central neuropathic pain, partial seizures with or without secondary generalization, and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the bioequivalence of two different formulations of pregabalin 150-mg capsules in healthy Korean male subjects under fasting conditions...
December 27, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012042/dihydropyridine-receptor-dhpr-cacna1s-congenital-myopathy
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Vanessa Schartner, Norma B Romero, Sandra Donkervoort, Susan Treves, Pinki Munot, Tyler Mark Pierson, Ivana Dabaj, Edoardo Malfatti, Irina T Zaharieva, Francesco Zorzato, Osorio Abath Neto, Guy Brochier, Xavière Lornage, Bruno Eymard, Ana Lía Taratuto, Johann Böhm, Hernan Gonorazky, Leigh Ramos-Platt, Lucy Feng, Rahul Phadke, Diana X Bharucha-Goebel, Charlotte Jane Sumner, Mai Thao Bui, Emmanuelle Lacene, Maud Beuvin, Clémence Labasse, Nicolas Dondaine, Raphael Schneider, Julie Thompson, Anne Boland, Jean-François Deleuze, Emma Matthews, Aleksandra Nadaj Pakleza, Caroline A Sewry, Valérie Biancalana, Susana Quijano-Roy, Francesco Muntoni, Michel Fardeau, Carsten G Bönnemann, Jocelyn Laporte
Muscle contraction upon nerve stimulation relies on excitation-contraction coupling (ECC) to promote the rapid and generalized release of calcium within myofibers. In skeletal muscle, ECC is performed by the direct coupling of a voltage-gated L-type Ca(2+) channel (dihydropyridine receptor; DHPR) located on the T-tubule with a Ca(2+) release channel (ryanodine receptor; RYR1) on the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) component of the triad. Here, we characterize a novel class of congenital myopathy at the morphological, molecular, and functional levels...
December 23, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011884/pharmacogenetics-and-pathophysiology-of-cacna1s-mutations-in-malignant-hyperthermia
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Teresa Ann Beam, Emily F Loudermilk, David F Kisor
A review of the pharmacogenetics (PGt) and pathophysiology of calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1 S (CACNA1S) mutations in malignant hyperthermia susceptibility type 5 (MHS5; MIM #60188) is presented. Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a life-threatening hypermetabolic state of skeletal muscle usually induced by volatile, halogenated anesthetics and/or the depolarizing neuromuscular blocker succinylcholine. In addition to ryanodine receptor 1 (RYR1) mutations, several CACNA1S mutations are known to be risk factors for increased susceptibility to MH (MHS)...
December 23, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981446/comparative-capability-of-menstrual-blood-versus-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-neural-differentiation
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Fereshteh Azedi, Somaieh Kazemnejad, Amir Hassan Zarnani, Masoud Soleimani, Amir Shojaei, Shaghayegh Arasteh
In order to characterize the potency of menstrual blood stem cells (MenSCs) for future cell therapy of neurological disorders instead of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) as a well-known and conventional source of adult stem cells, we examined the in vitro differentiation potential of these stem cells into neural-like cells. The differentiation potential of MenSCs to neural cells in comparison with BMSCs was assessed under two step neural differentiation including conversion to neurosphere-like cells and final differentiation...
December 15, 2016: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979829/polyglutamine-length-dependent-toxicity-from-%C3%AE-1act-in-drosophila-models-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-6
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Wei-Ling Tsou, Sultan H Qiblawi, Ryan R Hosking, Christopher M Gomez, Sokol V Todi
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) is a neurodegenerative disease that results from abnormal expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) repeat. SCA6 is caused by CAG triplet repeat expansion in the gene CACNA1A, resulting in a polyQ tract of 19-33 in patients. CACNA1A, a bicistronic gene, encodes the α1A calcium channel subunit and the transcription factor, α1ACT. PolyQ expansion in α1ACT causes degeneration in mice. We recently described the first Drosophila models of SCA6 that express α1ACT with a normal (11Q) or hyper-expanded (70Q) polyQ...
December 15, 2016: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941645/pathophysiological-significance-of-store-operated-calcium-entry-in-megakaryocyte-function-opening-new-paths-for-understanding-the-role-of-calcium-in-thrombopoiesis
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REVIEW
Christian A Di Buduo, Alessandra Balduini, Francesco Moccia
Store-Operated Calcium Entry (SOCE) is a universal calcium (Ca(2+)) influx mechanism expressed by several different cell types. It is now known that Stromal Interaction Molecule (STIM), the Ca(2+) sensor of the intracellular compartments, together with Orai and Transient Receptor Potential Canonical (TRPC), the subunits of Ca(2+) permeable channels on the plasma membrane, cooperate in regulating multiple cellular functions as diverse as proliferation, differentiation, migration, gene expression, and many others, depending on the cell type...
December 8, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924223/mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore-induction-is-linked-to-formation-of-the-complex-of-atpase-c-subunit-polyhydroxybutyrate-and-inorganic-polyphosphate
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P A Elustondo, M Nichols, A Negoda, A Thirumaran, E Zakharian, G S Robertson, E V Pavlov
Mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening allows free movement of ions and small molecules leading to mitochondrial membrane depolarization and ATP depletion that triggers cell death. A multi-protein complex of the mitochondrial ATP synthase has an essential role in mPTP. However, the molecular identity of the central 'pore' part of mPTP complex is not known. A highly purified fraction of mammalian mitochondria containing C-subunit of ATPase (C-subunit), calcium, inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) and polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) forms ion channels with properties that resemble the native mPTP...
2016: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918898/roles-of-l-type-calcium-channels-cav1-2-and-the-distal-c-terminus-dct-in-differentiation-and-mineralization-of-rat-dental-apical-papilla-stem-cells-rscaps
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Qianqian Gao, Jianping Ge, Yanqin Ju, Changsheng Li, Jian Gao, Meisheng Wu, Shouliang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Voltage-gated inward Ca(2+) currents (ICa) are triggered by cell depolarization and commonly produce transient increases in the cytoplasmic free Ca(2+) concentration. The CaV1.2 distal C-terminus is susceptible to proteolytic cleavage, which yields a truncated CaV1.2 subunit and a cleaved C-terminal fragment (CCt or DCT). Stem cells from the apical papilla (SCAPs) has a capacity for differentiation into the odontoblastic-like cells in vitro and dentin forming in vivo, which makes SCAPs advantages in tissue engineering and regenerative endodontic...
February 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900342/cacna1c-protecting-young-hippocampal-neurons-in-the-adult-brain
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Héctor De Jesús-Cortés, Anjali M Rajadhyaksha, Andrew A Pieper
Neuropsychiatric disease is the leading cause of disability in the United States, and fourth worldwide.(1,2) Not surprisingly, human genetic studies have revealed a common genetic predisposition for many forms of neuropsychiatric disease, potentially explaining why overlapping symptoms are commonly observed across multiple diagnostic categories. For example, the CACNA1C gene was recently identified in the largest human genome-wide association study to date as a risk loci held in common across 5 major forms of neuropsychiatric disease: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder (MDD), autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder...
2016: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878303/neuroprotective-effects-of-vitexin-against-isoflurane-induced-neurotoxicity-by-targeting-the-trpv1-and-nr2b-signaling-pathways
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Linlin Chen, Bin Zhang, Shiqiang Shan, Xin Zhao
Vitexin is a bioactive compound extracted from hawthorn leaves, which reduces blood pressure and has anti‑inflammatory and potential anticancer effects. However, the mechanisms underlying the protective effects of vitexin against isoflurane‑induced neurotoxicity remain elusive. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate these mechanisms further. Sprague Dawley rats received 1.4% isoflurane in a 100% oxygen environment for 2 h. Human PC12 pheochromocytoma neurosecretory cells were exposed to 2% isoflurane for 12 h before they were treated with 1, 10 or 100 µM vitexin for a further 24 h...
December 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872869/dynamic-association-of-calcium-channel-subunits-at-the-cellular-membrane
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Andreas Voigt, Romy Freund, Jennifer Heck, Markus Missler, Gerald J Obermair, Ulrich Thomas, Martin Heine
High voltage gated calcium channels (VGCCs) are composed of at least three subunits, one pore forming [Formula: see text]-subunit, an intracellular [Formula: see text]-variant, and a mostly extracellular [Formula: see text]-variant. Interactions between these subunits determine the kinetic properties of VGCCs. It is unclear whether these interactions are stable over time or rather transient. Here, we used single-molecule tracking to investigate the surface diffusion of [Formula: see text]- and [Formula: see text]-subunits at the cell surface...
October 2016: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866326/the-neuroprotective-peptide-poly-arginine-12-r12-reduces-cell-surface-levels-of-nmda-nr2b-receptor-subunit-in-cortical-neurons-investigation-into-the-involvement-of-endocytic-mechanisms
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Gabriella MacDougall, Ryan S Anderton, Adam B Edwards, Neville W Knuckey, Bruno P Meloni
We have previously reported that cationic poly-arginine and arginine-rich cell-penetrating peptides display high-level neuroprotection and reduce calcium influx following in vitro excitotoxicity, as well as reduce brain injury in animal stroke models. Using the neuroprotective peptides poly-arginine R12 (R12) and the NR2B9c peptide fused to the arginine-rich carrier peptide TAT (TAT-NR2B9c; also known as NA-1), we investigated the mechanisms whereby poly-arginine and arginine-rich peptides reduce glutamate-induced excitotoxic calcium influx...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859335/extracellular-protons-enable-activation-of-the-calcium-dependent-chloride-channel-tmem16a-ano1
#18
Silvia Cruz-Rangel, José J De Jesus-Pérez, Iván A Aréchiga-Figueroa, Aldo A Rodríguez-Menchaca, Patricia Pérez-Cornejo, H Criss Hartzell, Jorge Arreola
TMEM16A (ANO1), the pore forming subunit of a Ca(2+) -dependent Cl(-) channel (CaCC), is activated by direct, voltage-dependent, binding of intracellular Ca(2+) . Endogenous CaCCs are regulated by extracellular protons; however, the molecular basis of such regulation remains unidentified. Here, we evaluated the effects of different extracellular proton concentrations ([H(+) ]o ) on mouse TMEM16A expressed in HEK-293 cells using whole-cell and inside-out patch clamp recordings. We found that increasing the [H(+) ]o from 10(-10) to 10(-5...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853054/expression-of-cyp11b2-in-aldosterone-producing-adrenocortical-adenoma-regulatory-mechanisms-and-clinical-significance
#19
Yasuhiro Nakamura, Yuto Yamazaki, Yuta Tezuka, Fumitoshi Satoh, Hironobu Sasano
Aldosterone-producing adrenocortical adenoma (APA) is responsible for the majority of cases clinically diagnosed as primary aldosteronism. Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is one of the enzymes that play essential roles in aldosterone synthesis and is involved in the pathogenesis of APA. Recent studies have demonstrated that various factors and regulators influence the expression and function of CYP11B2 in APA. In particular, somatic mutations, such as gain-of-function and loss-of-function mutations, have been identified in several genes, each of which encodes a pivotal protein that affects the calcium signaling pathway, the expression of CYP11B2, and aldosterone production...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848217/pregabalin-for-the-treatment-of-drug-and-alcohol-withdrawal-symptoms-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Rainer Freynhagen, Miroslav Backonja, Stephan Schug, Gavin Lyndon, Bruce Parsons, Stephen Watt, Regina Behar
Treatments for physical dependence and associated withdrawal symptoms following the abrupt discontinuation of prescription drugs (such as opioids and benzodiazepines), nicotine, alcohol, and cannabinoids are available, but there is still a need for new and more effective therapies. This review examines evidence supporting the potential use of pregabalin, an α2δ voltage-gated calcium channel subunit ligand, for the treatment of physical dependence and associated withdrawal symptoms. A literature search of the MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases up to and including 11 December 2015 was conducted...
December 2016: CNS Drugs
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