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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899284/defective-lymphatic-valve-development-and-chylothorax-in-mice-with-a-lymphatic-specific-deletion-of-connexin43
#1
Stephanie J Munger, Michael J Davis, Alexander M Simon
Lymphatic valves (LVs) are cusped luminal structures that permit the movement of lymph in only one direction and are therefore critical for proper lymphatic vessel function. Congenital valve aplasia or agenesis can, in some cases, be a direct cause of lymphatic disease. Knowledge about the molecular mechanisms operating during the development and maintenance of LVs may thus aid in the establishment of novel therapeutic approaches to treat lymphatic disorders. In this study, we examined the role of Connexin43 (Cx43), a gap junction protein expressed in lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs), during valve development...
November 27, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856288/a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-a-connexin43-mimetic-peptide-in-cutaneous-scarring
#2
Christina L Grek, Jade Montgomery, Meenakshi Sharma, A Ravi, J S Rajkumar, Kurtis E Moyer, Robert G Gourdie, Gautam S Ghatnekar
BACKGROUND: The transmembrane protein, connexin43 (Cx43) has key roles in fibrogenic processes including inflammatory signaling and extracellular matrix composition. aCT1 is a Cx43 mimetic peptide that in preclinical studies accelerated wound closure, decreased inflammation and granulation tissue area and normalized mechanical properties following cutaneous injury. PURPOSE: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of aCT1 in the reduction of scar formation in human incisional wounds...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834139/microrna-130a-regulation-of-desmocollin-2-in-a-novel-model-of-arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy
#3
Stefan R Mazurek, Tyler Calway, Cynthia Harmon, Priyanka Farrell, Gene H Kim
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNA molecules that play a critical role in regulating physiological and disease processes. Recent studies have now recognized microRNAs as an important player in cardiac arrhythmogenesis. Molecular insight into arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC) has primarily focused on mutations in desmosome proteins. To our knowledge, models of AC due to microRNA dysregulation have not been reported. Previously, we reported on miR-130a mediated down-regulation of Connexin43...
November 9, 2016: MicroRNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818224/perfluorooctane-sulfonate-pfos-disrupts-blood-testis-barrier-by-down-regulating-junction-proteins-via-p38-mapk-atf2-mmp9-signaling-pathway
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Lianglin Qiu, Yingyun Qian, Zhenzhen Liu, Chao Wang, Jianhua Qu, Xiaoke Wang, Shoulin Wang
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), an ubiquitous environmental pollutant, has been associated with male reproductive disorders. However, the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. In this study, in vivo and in vitro models were used to explore the effects of PFOS on blood-testis barrier (BTB) and related molecular mechanisms. First, male ICR mice were orally administrated PFOS (0.5-10mg/kg/bw) for 4 weeks. Bodyweight, sperm count, BTB integrity and the expression of proteins including p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), activating transcription factor 2 (ATF2), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 1(TIMP1) and BTB related junction proteins were evaluated...
December 12, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816754/characterizing-the-mode-of-action-of-extracellular-connexin43-channel-blocking-mimetic-peptides-in-an-in-vitro-ischemia-injury-model
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Yeri Kim, Jarred M Griffin, Paul W R Harris, Sin Hang Crystal Chan, Louise F B Nicholson, Margaret A Brimble, Simon J O'Carroll, Colin R Green
BACKGROUND: Non-selective Connexin43 hemichannels contribute to secondary lesion spread. The hemichannel blocking peptidomimetic Peptide5, derived from the second extracellular loop of the human Connexin43 protein, prevents lesion spread and reduces vascular permeability in preclinical models of central nervous system injury. The molecular mode of action of Peptide5, however, was unknown and is described here. METHODS: Human cerebral microvascular endothelial cells and APRE-19 cells were used...
November 3, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799555/cardiac-electrical-defects-in-progeroid-mice-and-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome-patients-with-nuclear-lamina-alterations
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José Rivera-Torres, Conrado J Calvo, Anna Llach, Gabriela Guzmán-Martínez, Ricardo Caballero, Cristina González-Gómez, Luis J Jiménez-Borreguero, Juan A Guadix, Fernando G Osorio, Carlos López-Otín, Adela Herraiz-Martínez, Nuria Cabello, Alex Vallmitjana, Raul Benítez, Leslie B Gordon, José Jalife, José M Pérez-Pomares, Juan Tamargo, Eva Delpón, Leif Hove-Madsen, David Filgueiras-Rama, Vicente Andrés
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a rare genetic disease caused by defective prelamin A processing, leading to nuclear lamina alterations, severe cardiovascular pathology, and premature death. Prelamin A alterations also occur in physiological aging. It remains unknown how defective prelamin A processing affects the cardiac rhythm. We show age-dependent cardiac repolarization abnormalities in HGPS patients that are also present in the Zmpste24(-/-) mouse model of HGPS. Challenge of Zmpste24(-/-) mice with the β-adrenergic agonist isoproterenol did not trigger ventricular arrhythmia but caused bradycardia-related premature ventricular complexes and slow-rate polymorphic ventricular rhythms during recovery...
October 31, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794380/effect-and-mechanism-of-irbesartan-on-occurrence-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-in-rats-with-myocardial-ischemia-through-connexin43-cx43
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Tao Wu, Dan Wu, Qinghua Wu, Bing Zou, Xiao Huang, Xiaoshu Cheng, Yanqing Wu, Kui Hong, Ping Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect and mechanism of angiotensin II receptor blockers - Irbesartan on occurrence of ventricular arrhythmias in rats with myocardial ischemia. METHODS: Rats with embryonic cardiomyocytes-H9c2 were randomly divided into control group, ischemia group, Irbesartan group and Irbesartan + ischemia group. The cell viability of rats in each group was tested using MTT. Real-time PCR was employed to detect the expression of connexin43 (Cx43) mRNA and western blot to detect the expression of Cx43 and phosphorylated Cx43...
October 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769725/structural-and-molecular-pathology-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-atrium-in-boxer-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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J Vila, R Pariaut, N S Moïse, E M Oxford, P R Fox, C A Reynolds, C Saelinger
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and distribution of desmosomal and gap junction proteins of the intercalated disc in the atria of boxers with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). ANIMALS: Nineteen control dogs and 13 boxers with histopathologically confirmed ARVC. METHODS: Right and left atrial samples were examined using immunofluorescence and Western blots. The intercalated disc proteins investigated included total and phosphorylated connexin43 (Cx43 and pCx43), connexin45, connexin40, plakoglobin, plakophilin-2, desmoplakin, and N-cadherin...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760016/estradiol-reduces-connexin43-gap-junctions-in-the-uterus-during-adenomyosis-in-cows
#9
A J Korzekwa, M Łupicka, B M Socha, A A Szczepańska
Adenomyosis is defined as the presence of glandular foci external to the endometrium of the uterus, either in the myometrium or/and perimetrium, depending on the progress of this dysfunction. To date, we showed that steroids secretion and prolactin expression and proliferative processes are disturbed during uterine adenomyosis in cows. During endometriosis in eutopic endometrium in women, gap junctions are down regulated. The transmembrane gap junction protein, connexin (Cx43) is necessary for endometrial morphological, biochemical and angiogenic functions...
September 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748862/gap-junction-composed-of-connexin43-modulates-5%C3%A2-fluorouracil-oxaliplatin-and-irinotecan-resistance-on-colorectal-cancers
#10
Zhao-Wei Zou, Hai-Jin Chen, Jin-Long Yu, Zong-Hai Huang, Shun Fang, Xiao-Hua Lin
Chemotherapy is one of the most commonly used therapeutic strategies for metastatic colon cancer. However, the development of resistance to chemotherapeutic agents limits their application in clinical use. The underlying mechanisms of this resistance development require further elucidation. The current study investigated the effects of connexin43 (Cx43) gap junctions on 5‑fluorouracil (5‑FU), oxaliplatin and irinotecan in colon cancer cells. Three different methods were used to manipulate Cx43 gap junction function: i) Cell culture at different densities; ii) pretreatment with a Cx43 specific inhibitor or enhancer; and iii) Cx43 gene knock‑down...
October 6, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702427/presence-of-cx43-in-extracellular-vesicles-reduces-the-cardiotoxicity-of-the-anti-tumour-therapeutic-approach-with-doxorubicin
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Tania Martins-Marques, Maria Joao Pinho, Monica Zuzarte, Carla Oliveira, Paulo Pereira, Joost P G Sluijter, Celia Gomes, Henrique Girao
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are major conveyors of biological information, mediating local and systemic cell-to-cell communication under physiological and pathological conditions. These endogenous vesicles have been recognized as prominent drug delivery vehicles of several therapeutic cargoes, including doxorubicin (dox), presenting major advantages over the classical approaches. Although dox is one of the most effective anti-tumour agents in the clinical practice, its use is very often hindered by its consequent dramatic cardiotoxicity...
2016: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682878/the-c-terminal-domain-of-connexin43-modulates-cartilage-structure-via-chondrocyte-phenotypic-changes
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Raquel Gago-Fuentes, John F Bechberger, Marta Varela-Eirin, Adrian Varela-Vazquez, Benigno Acea, Eduardo Fonseca, Christian C Naus, Maria D Mayan
Chondrocytes in cartilage and bone cells population express connexin43 (Cx43) and gap junction intercellular communication (GJIC) is essential to synchronize cells for coordinated electrical, mechanical, metabolic and chemical communication in both tissues. Reduced Cx43 connectivity decreases chondrocyte differentiation and defective Cx43 causes skeletal defects. The carboxy terminal domain (CTD) of Cx43 is located in the cytoplasmic side and is key for protein functions. Here we demonstrated that chondrocytes from the CTD-deficient mice, K258stop/Cx43KO and K258stop/K258stop, have reduced GJIC, increased rates of proliferation and reduced expression of collagen type II and proteoglycans...
September 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678265/promoting-cardiomyogenesis-of-hbmsc-with-a-forming-self-assembly-hbmsc-microtissues-ha-grgd-sf-pcl-cardiac-patch-is-mediated-by-the-synergistic-functions-of-ha-grgd
#13
Tze-Wen Chung, Hsin-Yu Lo, Tzung-Han Chou, Jan-Hou Chen, Shoei-Shen Wang
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell microtissues (BMSCMT) enhanced cardiomyogenesis in vitro and cardiac repairs of myocardial infarcted hearts in vivo are documented. Producing human BMSCMT onto patches in vitro for cardiac tissue engineering has not been reported. For possibly producing human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell microtissues (hBMSCMT) on an elastic silk fibroin (SF)-poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) based patches is hereby designed. After an elastic SF-PCL (SP) patch is fabricated, hyaluronic acid (HA)/SF-PCL(HSP) and HA-GRGD/SF-PCL(HGSP) patches are fabricated by photochemically grafting HA and HA-GRGD onto SP surfaces...
September 28, 2016: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639425/sarcomeric-lesions-and-remodeling-proximal-to-intercalated-disks-in-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
#14
Sied Kebir, Zacharias Orfanos, Julia Schuld, Markus Linhart, Christian Lamberz, Peter F M van der Ven, Jan Schrickel, Gregor Kirfel, Dieter O Fürst, Rainer Meyer
Pressure overload induces cardiac remodeling involving both the contractile machinery and intercalated disks (IDs). Filamin C (FlnC) and Xin actin-binding repeat-containing proteins (XIRPs) are multi-adapters localizing in IDs of higher vertebrates. Knockout of the gene encoding Xin (Xirp1) in mice leads to a mild cardiac phenotype with ID mislocalization. In order to amplify this phenotype, we performed transverse aortic constriction (TAC) on control and Xirp1-deficient mice. TAC induced similar left ventricular hypertrophy in both genotypes, suggesting that the lack of Xin does not lead to higher susceptibility to cardiac overload...
October 15, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629792/systemic-administration-of-connexin43-mimetic-peptide-improves-functional-recovery-after-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-adult-rats
#15
Yilin Mao, Ryan S Tonkin, Tara Nguyen, Simon J O'Carroll, Louise F B Nicholson, Colin R Green, Gila Moalem-Taylor, Catherine A Gorrie
Blocking of Connexin43 hemichannels, the main gap junction protein located on astrocytes in the central nervous system, has been shown to reduce neural injury in a number of models. We demonstrated previously that local administration of a Connexin43 mimetic peptide, Peptide5, reduces secondary tissue damage after spinal cord injury (SCI). Here, we investigated whether acute systemic delivery of Peptide5 is also protective in a model of SCI. Rats were subjected to a mild spinal cord contusion using the Multicentre Animal Spinal Cord Injury Study impactor and were injected intraperitoneally with Peptide5 or a scrambled peptide immediately and at 2 h and 4 h post-injury...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625181/mitotic-cells-form-actin-based-bridges-with-adjacent-cells-to-provide-intercellular-communication-during-rounding
#16
Tone A Fykerud, Lars M Knudsen, Max Z Totland, Vigdis Sørensen, Shiva Dahal-Koirala, Ragnhild A Lothe, Andreas Brech, Edward Leithe
In order to achieve accurate chromosome segregation, eukaryotic cells undergo a dramatic change in morphology to obtain a spherical shape during mitosis. Interphase cells communicate directly with each other by exchanging ions and small molecules via gap junctions, which have important roles in controlling cell growth and differentiation. As cells round up during mitosis, the gap junctional communication between mitotic cells and adjacent interphase cells ceases. Whether mitotic cells use alternative mechanisms for mediating direct cell-cell communication during rounding is currently unknown...
November 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610140/fibronectin-and-cyclic-strain-improve-cardiac-progenitor-cell-regenerative-potential-in-vitro
#17
Kristin M French, Joshua T Maxwell, Srishti Bhutani, Shohini Ghosh-Choudhary, Marcos J Fierro, Todd D Johnson, Karen L Christman, W Robert Taylor, Michael E Davis
Cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) have rapidly advanced to clinical trials, yet little is known regarding their interaction with the microenvironment. Signaling cues present in the microenvironment change with development and disease. This work aims to assess the influence of two distinct signaling moieties on CPCs: cyclic biaxial strain and extracellular matrix. We evaluate four endpoints for improving CPC therapy: paracrine signaling, proliferation, connexin43 expression, and alignment. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (about 900 pg/mL) was secreted by CPCs cultured on fibronectin and collagen I...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610087/changes-in-myocardial-composition-and-conduction-properties-in-rat-heart-failure-model-induced-by-chronic-volume-overload
#18
David Sedmera, Jan Neckar, Jiri Benes, Jana Pospisilova, Jiri Petrak, Kamil Sedlacek, Vojtech Melenovsky
Volume overload leads to development of eccentric cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. In our previous report, we have shown myocyte hypertrophy with no fibrosis and decrease in gap junctional coupling via connexin43 in a rat model of aorto-caval fistula at 21 weeks. Here we set to analyze the electrophysiological and protein expression changes in the left ventricle and correlate them with phenotypic severity based upon ventricles to body weight ratio. ECG analysis showed increased amplitude and duration of the P wave, prolongation of PR and QRS interval, ST segment elevation and decreased T wave amplitude in the fistula group...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572151/domain-specific-partitioning-of-uterine-artery-endothelial-connexin43-and-caveolin-1
#19
Bryan C Ampey, Timothy J Morschauser, Jayanth Ramadoss, Ronald R Magness
Uterine vascular adaptations facilitate rises in uterine blood flow during pregnancy, which are associated with gap junction connexin (Cx) proteins and endothelial nitric oxide synthase. In uterine artery endothelial cells (UAECs), ATP activates endothelial nitric oxide synthase in a pregnancy (P)-specific manner that is dependent on Cx43 function. Caveolar subcellular domain partitioning plays key roles in ATP-induced endothelial nitric oxide synthase activation and nitric oxide production. Little is known regarding the partitioning of Cx proteins to caveolar domains or their dynamics with ATP treatment...
October 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567473/connexin43-hemichannels-contributes-to-the-disassembly-of-cell-junctions-through-modulation-of-intracellular-oxidative-status
#20
Yuan Chi, Xiling Zhang, Zhen Zhang, Takahiko Mitsui, Manabu Kamiyama, Masayuki Takeda, Jian Yao
Connexin (Cx) hemichannels regulate many cellular processes with little information available regarding their mechanisms. Given that many pathological factors that activate hemichannels also disrupts the integrity of cellular junctions, we speculated a potential participation of hemichannels in the regulation of cell junctions. Here we tested this hypothesis. Exposure of renal tubular epithelial cells to Ca(2+)-free medium led to disassembly of tight and adherens junctions, as indicated by the reduced level of ZO-1 and cadherin, disorganization of F-actin, and severe drop in transepithelial electric resistance...
August 21, 2016: Redox Biology
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