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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662295/%C3%AE-9-containing-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-the-modulation-of-pain
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REVIEW
Arik J Hone, Denis Servent, J Michael McIntosh
Neuropathic pain is a complex and debilitating syndrome for which there are few effective pharmacological treatments. Opioid-based medications are initially effective for acute pain but tolerance to their analgesic effects quickly develops and long-term use often leads to physical dependence and addiction. Furthermore, neuropathic pain is generally resistant to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Other classes of medications including antidepressants, antiepileptics, and voltage-gated calcium channel (VGCC) inhibitors are only partially effective in most patients, may be associated with significant side effects, and have few disease modifying effects on the underlying pathology...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658605/sociability-impairments-in-genetic-absence-epilepsy-rats-from-strasbourg-reversal-by-the-t-type-calcium-channel-antagonist-z944
#2
Mark T Henbid, Wendie N Marks, Madeline J Collins, Stuart M Cain, Terrance P Snutch, John G Howland
Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is associated with interictal co-morbid symptoms including abnormalities in social behaviour. Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rats from Strasbourg (GAERS) is a model of CAE that exhibits physiological and behavioural alterations characteristic of the human disorder. However, it is unknown if GAERS display the social deficits often observed in CAE. Sociability in rodents is thought to be mediated by neural circuits densely populated with T-type calcium channels and GAERS contain a missense mutation in the Cav3...
June 26, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603497/sigma-1-receptor-plays-a-negative-modulation-on-n-type-calcium-channel
#3
Kang Zhang, Zhe Zhao, Liting Lan, Xiaoli Wei, Liyun Wang, Xiaoyan Liu, Haitao Yan, Jianquan Zheng
The sigma-1 receptor is a 223 amino acids molecular chaperone with a single transmembrane domain. It is resident to eukaryotic mitochondrial-associated endoplasmic reticulum and plasma membranes. By chaperone-mediated interactions with ion channels, G-protein coupled receptors and cell-signaling molecules, the sigma-1 receptor performs broad physiological and pharmacological functions. Despite sigma-1 receptors have been confirmed to regulate various types of ion channels, the relationship between the sigma-1 receptor and N-type Ca(2+) channel is still unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472069/detection-of-trpv4-channel-current-like-activity-in-fawn-hooded-hypertensive-fhh-rat-cerebral-arterial-muscle-cells
#4
Debebe Gebremedhin, David X Zhang, Dorothee Weihrauch, Nnamdi N Uche, David R Harder
The transient receptor potential vallinoid type 4 (TRPV4) is a calcium entry channel known to modulate vascular function by mediating endothelium-dependent vasodilation. The present study investigated if isolated cerebral arterial myocytes of the Fawn Hooded hypertensive (FHH) rat, known to display exaggerated KCa channel current activity and impaired myogenic tone, express TRPV4 channels at the transcript and protein level and exhibit TRPV4-like single-channel cationic current activity. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Western blot, and immunostaining analysis detected the expression of mRNA transcript and translated protein of TRPV4 channel in FHH rat cerebral arterial myocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442324/the-interactive-role-of-cb1-receptors-and-l-type-calcium-channels-in-hippocampal-long-term-potentiation-in-rats
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Hamidreza Komaki, Fargol Saadat, Siamak Shahidi, Abdolrahman Sarihi, Parisa Hasanein, Alireza Komaki
Long-term potentiation (LTP) of synaptic responses is a widely researched model of synaptic plasticity that occurs during learning and memory. The cannabinoid system is an endogenous system that modulate this kind of synaptic plasticity. In addition, voltage dependent calcium channels is essential for induction of LTP at some synapses in the hippocampus. However, there is currently debate over the interaction between L-type calcium channels and cannabinoid system on the synaptic plasticity. In this study, we examined the effects of an acute administration of the cannabinoid antagonist AM251 following a chronic administration of the Ca(2+) channel blocker verapamil on LTP induction in the hippocampal dentate gyrus(DG) of rats...
April 23, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346321/growth-arrest-and-dna-damage-inducible-protein-45%C3%AE-mediated-dna-demethylation-of-voltage-dependent-t-type-calcium-channel-3-2-subunit-enhances-neuropathic-allodynia-after-nerve-injury-in-rats
#6
Cheng-Yuan Lai, Ming-Chun Hsieh, Yu-Cheng Ho, An-Sheng Lee, Hsueh-Hsiao Wang, Jen-Kun Cheng, Yat-Pang Chau, Hsien-Yu Peng
BACKGROUND: Growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β reactivates methylation-silenced neural plasticity-associated genes through DNA demethylation. However, growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β-dependent demethylation contributes to neuropathic allodynia-associated spinal plasticity remains unclear. METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (654 out of 659) received a spinal nerve ligation or a sham operation with or without intrathecal application of one of the following: growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β messenger RNA-targeted small interfering RNA, lentiviral vector expressing growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45β, Ro 25-6981 (an NR2B-bearing N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist), or KN-93 (a calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II antagonist) were used for behavioral measurements, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, dot blots, detection of unmodified cytosine enrichment at cytosine-phosphate-guanine site, chromatin immunoprecipitation quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis, and slice recordings...
March 27, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025375/intrathecal-therapy-for-cancer-related-pain
#7
REVIEW
Brian M Bruel, Allen W Burton
OBJECTIVE: The increasing incidence of cancer survivorship has shifted treatment of cancer-related pain from short-term analgesia to long-term chronic pain management. As a result, alternatives to oral analgesics, such as intrathecal therapy, may be beneficial for patients with cancer-related pain. The authors review the use of intrathecal therapy in the management of cancer-related pain. METHODS: The Medline database was searched for English-language articles that included "ziconotide" or "morphine" AND ("cancer" OR "malignant") AND "intrathecal" in title or abstract...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935900/-thromboangiitis-obliterans-buerger-s-disease-state-of-the-art
#8
REVIEW
D D Zerbino, E A Zimba, N N Bagry
Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) is systemic vasculitis with predominant development of thrombotic occlusions of small-to-medium diameter arteries of distal portions of both upper and lower limbs. A distinctive feature of Buerger's disease from other vasculitides is the involvement of the venous bed into the pathological process in the form of migrating thrombophlebitis. The disease is encountered more often in young adult males, predominantly tobacco smokers. The clinical pattern is presented by symptoms of increasing insufficiency of blood supply of tissues of extremities...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703295/pulmonary-hypertension-new-trends-of-diagnostic-and-therapy
#9
Senad Pesto, Zijo Begic, Sabina Prevljak, Ehlimana Pecar, Nihad Kukavica, Edin Begic
Pulmonary hypertension is a pathophysiological state hemodynamically defined as the increase of the mean pulmonary arterial pressure above 25, or 30 mmHg at rest, measured by catheterization of the right heart. Laboratory findings usually reveals polycythemia, the ECG right ventricle hypertrophy, and x-ray characteristic of diseased branches (echocardiography and biomarkers such as B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal pro-BNP hormones are potentially helpful tools in identifying PH). Echocardiography can be found the increase of the right atrium and ventricle, right ventricular hypertrophy, abnormal contraction of the interventricular septum, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and decreased left ventricular size, with reduced volumes of systole and end diastole...
July 27, 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637151/discovery-of-novel-2-4-dimethyl-4-5-bithiazol-2-yl-amino-derivatives-as-orally-bioavailable-trpv4-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-pain-part-1
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Naoki Tsuno, Akira Yukimasa, Osamu Yoshida, Yusuke Ichihashi, Takatsugu Inoue, Tatsuhiko Ueno, Hiroki Yamaguchi, Hidetoshi Matsuda, Satoko Funaki, Natsue Yamanada, Miki Tanimura, Daiki Nagamatsu, Yoko Nishimura, Tetsuji Ito, Masahiko Soga, Narumi Horita, Miyuki Yamamoto, Mikie Hinata, Masayuki Imai, Yasuhide Morioka, Toshiyuki Kanemasa, Gaku Sakaguchi, Yasuyoshi Iso
A novel series of 2',4'-dimethyl-[4,5'-bithiazol]-2-yl amino derivatives were found by high throughput screening of the TRPV4 receptor, at which these compounds showed competitive antagonist potential against 4α-phorbol 12,13-didecanoate (4αPDD) as the selective TRPV4 agonist and showed excellent selectivity for TRPV1, N-type and L-type calcium ion channels, but poor ADME profile. In our SAR strategy, we found that the lead molecule 1 also having the unique 3-oxa-9-azabicyclo [3.3.1] nonan-7-one on the right part showed potent TRPV4 antagonist activity, good solubility at pH 6...
October 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27586650/upregulation-of-l-type-calcium-channels-in-colonic-inhibitory-motoneurons-of-p-q-type-calcium-channel-deficient-mice
#11
Eileen Rodriguez-Tapia, Alberto Perez-Medina, Xiaochun Bian, James J Galligan
Enteric inhibitory motoneurons use nitric oxide and a purine neurotransmitter to relax gastrointestinal smooth muscle. Enteric P/Q-type Ca(2+) channels contribute to excitatory neuromuscular transmission; their contribution to inhibitory transmission is less clear. We used the colon from tottering mice (tg/tg, loss of function mutation in the α1A pore-forming subunit of P/Q-type Ca(2+) channels) to test the hypothesis that P/Q-type Ca(2+) channels contribute to inhibitory neuromuscular transmission and colonic propulsive motility...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475002/calcium-signaling-mechanisms-disrupt-the-cytoskeleton-of-primary-astrocytes-and-neurons-exposed-to-diphenylditelluride
#12
Luana Heimfarth, Fernanda da Silva Ferreira, Paula Pierozan, Samanta Oliveira Loureiro, Moara Rodrigues Mingori, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira, João Batista Teixeira da Rocha, Regina Pessoa-Pureur
BACKGROUND: Diphenylditelluride (PhTe)2 is a potent neurotoxin disrupting the homeostasis of the cytoskeleton. METHODS: Cultured astrocytes and neurons were incubated with (PhTe)2, receptor antagonists and enzyme inhibitors followed by measurement of the incorporation of [32P]orthophosphate into intermediate filaments (IFs). RESULTS: (PhTe)2 caused hyperphosphorylation of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), vimentin and neurofilament subunits (NFL, NFM and NFH) from primary astrocytes and neurons, respectively...
November 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365170/the-t-type-calcium-channel-antagonist-z944-disrupts-prepulse-inhibition-in-both-epileptic-and-non-epileptic-rats
#13
Wendie N Marks, Quentin Greba, Stuart M Cain, Terrance P Snutch, John G Howland
The role of T-type calcium channels in brain diseases such as absence epilepsy and neuropathic pain has been studied extensively. However, less is known regarding the involvement of T-type channels in cognition and behavior. Prepulse inhibition (PPI) is a measure of sensorimotor gating which is a basic process whereby the brain filters incoming stimuli to enable appropriate responding in sensory rich environments. The regulation of PPI involves a network of limbic, cortical, striatal, pallidal and pontine brain areas, many of which show high levels of T-type calcium channel expression...
September 22, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356469/systemic-desensitization-through-trpa1-channels-by-capsazepine-and-mustard-oil-a-novel-strategy-against-inflammation-and-pain
#14
Katrin Kistner, Norbert Siklosi, Alexandru Babes, Mohammad Khalil, Tudor Selescu, Katharina Zimmermann, Stefan Wirtz, Christoph Becker, Markus F Neurath, Peter W Reeh, Matthias A Engel
We demonstrate a novel dual strategy against inflammation and pain through body-wide desensitization of nociceptors via TRPA1. Attenuation of experimental colitis by capsazepine (CPZ) has long been attributed to its antagonistic action on TRPV1 and associated inhibition of neurogenic inflammation. In contrast, we found that CPZ exerts its anti-inflammatory effects via profound desensitization of TRPA1. Micromolar CPZ induced calcium influx in isolated dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons from wild-type (WT) but not TRPA1-deficient mice...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27282256/the-t-type-calcium-channel-antagonist-z944-rescues-impairments-in-crossmodal-and-visual-recognition-memory-in-genetic-absence-epilepsy-rats-from-strasbourg
#15
Wendie N Marks, Stuart M Cain, Terrance P Snutch, John G Howland
Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is often comorbid with behavioral and cognitive symptoms, including impaired visual memory. Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rats from Strasbourg (GAERS) is an animal model closely resembling CAE; however, cognition in GAERS is poorly understood. Crossmodal object recognition (CMOR) is a recently developed memory task that examines not only purely visual and tactile memory, but also requires rodents to integrate sensory information about objects gained from tactile exploration to enable visual recognition...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27177433/serotonin-5-ht1b-receptor-mediated-calcium-influx-independent-presynaptic-inhibition-of-gaba-release-onto-rat-basal-forebrain-cholinergic-neurons
#16
Takuma Nishijo, Toshihiko Momiyama
Modulatory roles of serotonin (5-HT) in GABAergic transmission onto basal forebrain cholinergic neurons were investigated, using whole-cell patch-clamp technique in the rat brain slices. GABAA receptor-mediated inhibitory postsynaptic currents (IPSCs) were evoked by focal stimulation. Bath application of 5-HT (0.1-300 μm) reversibly suppressed the amplitude of evoked IPSCs in a concentration-dependent manner. Application of a 5-HT1B receptor agonist, CP93129, also suppressed the evoked IPSCs, whereas a 5-HT1A receptor agonist, 8-OH-DPAT had little effect on the evoked IPSCs amplitude...
July 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27125288/intrathecal-therapy-for-cancer-related-pain
#17
REVIEW
Brian M Bruel, Allen W Burton
OBJECTIVE: The increasing incidence of cancer survivorship has shifted treatment of cancer-related pain from short-term analgesia to long-term chronic pain management. As a result, alternatives to oral analgesics, such as intrathecal therapy, may be beneficial for patients with cancer-related pain. The authors review the use of intrathecal therapy in the management of cancer-related pain. METHODS: The Medline database was searched for English-language articles that included "ziconotide" or "morphine" AND ("cancer" OR "malignant") AND "intrathecal" in title or abstract...
April 28, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27062056/the-l-type-ca-2-channel-facilitates-abnormal-metabolic-activity-in-the-ctni-g203s-mouse-model-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
#18
Helena Viola, Victoria Johnstone, Henrietta Cserne Szappanos, Tara Richman, Tatiana Tsoutsman, Aleksandra Filipovska, Christopher Semsarian, Livia Hool
KEY POINTS: Genetic mutations in cardiac troponin I (cTnI) are associated with development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy characterized by myocyte remodelling, disorganization of cytoskeletal proteins and altered energy metabolism. The L-type Ca(2+) channel is the main route for calcium influx and is crucial to cardiac excitation and contraction. The channel also regulates mitochondrial function in the heart by a functional communication between the channel and mitochondria via the cytoskeletal network...
July 15, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27025064/signal-mediators-at-induction-of-heat-resistance-of-wheat-plantlets-by-short-term-heating
#19
Yu V Karpets, Yu E Kolupaev, T O Yastreb
The effects of functional interplay of calcium ions, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) in the cells of wheat plantlets roots (Triticum aestivum L.) at the induction of their heat resistance by a short-term influence of hyperthermia (heating at the temperature of 42 degrees C during 1 minute) have been investigated. The transitional increase of NO and H2O2 content, invoked by heating, was suppressed by the treatment of plantlets with the antagonists of calcium EGTA (chelator of exocellular calcium), lanthanum chloride (blocker of calcium channels of various types) and neomycin (inhibitor of phosphatidylinositol-dependent phospholipase C)...
November 2015: Ukrainian Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27006502/differential-volume-regulation-and-calcium-signaling-in-two-ciliary-body-cell-types-is-subserved-by-trpv4-channels
#20
Andrew O Jo, Monika Lakk, Amber M Frye, Tam T T Phuong, Sarah N Redmon, Robin Roberts, Bruce A Berkowitz, Oleg Yarishkin, David Križaj
Fluid secretion by the ciliary body plays a critical and irreplaceable function in vertebrate vision by providing nutritive support to the cornea and lens, and by maintaining intraocular pressure. Here, we identify TRPV4 (transient receptor potential vanilloid isoform 4) channels as key osmosensors in nonpigmented epithelial (NPE) cells of the mouse ciliary body. Hypotonic swelling and the selective agonist GSK1016790A (EC50 ∼33 nM) induced sustained transmembrane cation currents and cytosolic [Formula: see text] elevations in dissociated and intact NPE cells...
April 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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