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Methyl cyclodextrin and caveolae

Fang Bian, Jun Cui, Tao Zheng, Si Jin
The retention of plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles to subendothelial spaces through transcytosis across the endothelium is the initial step of atherosclerosis (AS). Angiotensin II (Ang II), as the principal effector molecule of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), is implicated in several important steps of AS development. However, whether or not Ang II can directly exert a pro‑atherogenic effect by promoting LDL transcytosis across endothelial barriers, has not been defined. In the present study, we found that Ang II upregulated intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in endothelial cells (ECs) by measuring fluorescence of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein (DCF‑DA)...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Fang Bian, Jun Cui, Tao Zheng, Si Jin
The retention of plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles to subendothelial spaces through transcytosis across the endothelium is the initial step of atherosclerosis (AS). Angiotensin II (Ang II), as the principal effector molecule of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), is implicated in several important steps of AS development. However, whether or not Ang II can directly exert a pro‑atherogenic effect by promoting LDL transcytosis across endothelial barriers, has not been defined. In the present study, we found that Ang II upregulated intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in endothelial cells (ECs) by measuring fluorescence of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein (DCF‑DA)...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Ummi Fairuz Hanapi, Chean Yeah Yong, Zee Hong Goh, Noorjahan Banu Alitheen, Swee Keong Yeap, Wen Siang Tan
Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNv) poses a major threat to the prawn industry. Currently, no effective vaccine and treatment are available to prevent the spread of MrNv. Its infection mechanism and localisation in a host cell are also not well characterised. The MrNv capsid protein (MrNvc) produced in Escherichia coli self-assembled into virus-like particles (VLPs) resembling the native virus. Thus, fluorescein labelled MrNvc VLPs were employed as a model to study the virus entry and localisation in Spodoptera frugiperda, Sf9 cells...
2017: PeerJ
Runqing Huang, Guohua Zhu, Jing Zhang, Yuxiong Lai, Yu Xu, Jianguo He, Junfeng Xie
Betanodavirus, also referred to nervous necrosis virus (NNV), is the causative agent of the fatal disease, viral nervous necrosis and has brought significant economic losses in marine and freshwater cultured fish, especially larvae and juveniles. Here, we used an established invasion model with virus-like particle (VLP)-cells, mimicking orange-spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus (OGNNV), to investigate the crucial events of virus entry. VLP were observed in the perinuclear regions of Asian sea bass (SB) cells within 1...
February 8, 2017: Veterinary Research
Pei Liu, Xiaosa Li, Fuhu Song, Ping Li, Jinzhi Wei, Qing Yan, Xingyan Xu, Jun Yang, Chuanxiang Li, Xiaodong Fu
Testosterone (T) deficiency is positively correlated with the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of T on vascular endothelial cells remain obscure. Tube formation capacity is critical for vascular regeneration/repair and Smad1 plays an important role in these events. In this study, we investigated the effects of T on Smad1 activation and tube formation of cultured human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVECs). Our results showed that T rapidly increased endothelial Smad1 phosphorylation...
May 5, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Wylly Ramsés García-Niño, Francisco Correa, Julia Isabel Rodríguez-Barrena, Juan Carlos León-Contreras, Mabel Buelna-Chontal, Elizabeth Soria-Castro, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, José Pedraza-Chaverri, Cecilia Zazueta
The demonstration that caveolin-3 overexpression reduces myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and our own finding that multiprotein signaling complexes increase in mitochondria in association with caveolin-3 levels, led us to investigate the contribution of caveolae-driven extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) on maintaining the function of cardiac mitochondrial subpopulations from reperfused hearts subjected to postconditioning (PostC). Rat hearts were isolated and subjected to ischemia/reperfusion and to PostC...
March 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
Takahito Moriyama, Kayo Sasaki, Kazunori Karasawa, Keiko Uchida, Kosaku Nitta
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We previously described albumin endocytosis through caveolae in human renal glomerular endothelial cells (HRGECs). This suggested a new albumin transcytosis pathway, in addition to the fenestral pathway. As a next step, we investigated albumin transcytosis in HRGECs after caveolar endocytosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: HRGECs were incubated with Alexa Fluor 488-labeled bovine serum albumin from 0 to 360 minutes. Next, markers for endosomes, endoplasmic reticulum (ER), golgi apparatus (GA), lysosomes and proteasomes and Fc receptors, microtubules and actin were monitored by immunofluorescence...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Teruhiko Matsubara, Ryohei Otani, Miki Yamashita, Haruka Maeno, Hanae Nodono, Toshinori Sato
Glycosphingolipids are major components of the membrane raft, and several kinds of viruses and bacterial toxins are known to bind to glycosphingolipids in the membrane raft. Since the viral genes and pathogenic proteins that are taken into cells are directly delivered to their target organelles, caveolae/raft-mediated endocytosis represents a promising pathway for specific delivery. In the present study, we demonstrated the ability of an artificial pentadecapeptide, which binds to ganglioside GM3, to deliver protein into cells by caveolae/raft-mediated endocytosis...
January 4, 2017: Biomacromolecules
Shuan Shian Huang, I-Hua Liu, Chun-Lin Chen, Jia-Ming Chang, Frank E Johnson, Jung San Huang
For several decades, cholesterol has been thought to cause ASCVD. Limiting dietary cholesterol intake has been recommended to reduce the risk of the disease. However, several recent epidemiological studies do not support a relationship between dietary cholesterol and/or blood cholesterol and ASCVD. Consequently, the role of cholesterol in atherogenesis is now uncertain. Much evidence indicates that TGF-β, an anti-inflammatory cytokine, protects against ASCVD and that suppression of canonical TGF-β signaling (Smad2-dependent) is involved in atherogenesis...
June 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Wating Su, Yuan Zhang, Qiongxia Zhang, Jinjin Xu, Liying Zhan, Qiqi Zhu, Qingquan Lian, Huimin Liu, Zhong-Yuan Xia, Zhengyuan Xia, Shaoqing Lei
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes are prone to develop cardiac hypertrophy and more susceptible to myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury, which are concomitant with hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress and impaired endothelial nitric oxide (NO) synthase (eNOS)/NO signaling. Caveolae are critical in the transduction of eNOS/NO signaling in cardiovascular system. Caveolin (Cav)-3, the cardiomyocytes-specific caveolae structural protein, is decreased in the diabetic heart in which production of reactive oxygen species are increased...
October 12, 2016: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Mohammed Z Haque, Victoria J McIntosh, Abdul B Abou Samra, Ramzi M Mohammad, Robert D Lasley
UNLABELLED: Membrane cholesterol levels play an important factor in regulating cell function. Sarcolemmal cholesterol is concentrated in lipid rafts and caveolae, which are flask-shaped invaginations of the plasma membrane. The scaffolding protein caveolin permits the enrichment of cholesterol in caveolae, and caveolin interactions with numerous proteins regulate their function. The purpose of this study was to determine whether acute reductions in cardiomyocyte cholesterol levels alter subcellular protein kinase activation, intracellular Ca2+ and contractility...
2016: PloS One
Hai-Xia Jiao, Yun-Ping Mu, Long-Xin Gui, Fu-Rong Yan, Da-Cen Lin, James S K Sham, Mo-Jun Lin
Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) is a major component protein associated with caveolae in the plasma membrane and has been identified as a regulator of store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) and receptor-operated Ca(2+) entry (ROCE). However, the contributions of caveolae/Cav-1 of pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) to the altered Ca(2+) signaling pathways in pulmonary arteries (PAs) during pulmonary hypertension (PH) have not been fully characterized. The present study quantified caveolae number and Cav-1 expression, and determined the effects of caveolae disruption on ET-1, cyclopiazonic acid (CPA) and 1-Oleoyl-2-acetyl-glycerol (OAG)-induced contraction in PAs and Ca(2+) influx in PASMCs of chronic hypoxia (CH)- and monocrotaline (MCT)-induced PH rats...
September 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
Guillaume Gilbert, Thomas Ducret, Jean-Pierre Savineau, Roger Marthan, Jean-François Quignard
Caveolae are stiff plasma membrane microdomains implicated in various cell response mechanisms like Ca(2+) signaling and mechanotransduction. Pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells (PASMC) transduce mechanical stimuli into Ca(2+) increase via plasma membrane stretch-activated channels (SAC). This mechanotransduction process is modified in pulmonary hypertension (PH) during which stretch forces are increased by the increase in arterial blood pressure. We propose to investigate how caveolae are involved in the pathophysiology of PH and particularly in mechanotransduction...
June 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Hong Yang, Liuyuan Guan, Shun Li, Ying Jiang, Niya Xiong, Li Li, Chunhui Wu, Hongjuan Zeng, Yiyao Liu
Cancer cells are subjected to fluid shear stress during passage through the venous and lymphatic system. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), a principal structural component of caveolar membrane domains, contributes to cancer development but its mechanobiological roles under low shear stress (LSS) conditions remain largely unknown. Here, we identified Cav-1 is mechanosensitive to LSS exposure, and its activation-induced PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling promotes motility, invadopodia formation and metastasis of breast carcinoma MDA-MB-231 cells...
March 29, 2016: Oncotarget
Ming Yan, Yun Zhang, Haiyan Qin, Kezhou Liu, Miao Guo, Yakun Ge, Mingen Xu, Yonghong Sun, Xiaoxiang Zheng
Cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe QDs) have been proposed to induce oxidative stress, which plays a crucial role in CdTe QDs-mediated mitochondrial-dependent apoptosis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). However, the direct interactions of CdTe QDs with HUVECs and their potential impairment of other organelles like endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in HUVECs are poorly understood. In this study, we reported that the negatively charged CdTe QDs (-21.63±0.91 mV), with good dispersity and fluorescence stability, were rapidly internalized via endocytosis by HUVECs, as the notable internalization could be inhibited up to 95...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Jian He, Yi-Wen Zheng, Yi-Fan Lin, Shu Mi, Xiao-Wei Qin, Shao-Ping Weng, Jian-Guo He, Chang-Jun Guo
Caveolae are flask-shaped invaginations of the plasma membrane. Caveolae play important roles in the process of viruses entry into host cells, but the roles of caveolae at the late stage of virus infection were not completely understood. Tiger frog virus (TFV) has been isolated from the diseased tadpoles of the frog, Rana tigrina rugulosa, and causes high mortality of tiger frog tadpoles cultured in Southern China. In the present study, the roles of caveolae at the late stage of TFV infection were investigated...
February 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
Natasha Baker, Jihee Sohn, Rocky S Tuan
INTRODUCTION: Stem cells are considered an important resource for tissue repair and regeneration. Their utilization in regenerative medicine will be aided by mechanistic insight into their responsiveness to external stimuli. It is likely that, similar to all other cells, an initial determinant of stem cell responsiveness to external stimuli is the organization of signaling molecules in cell membrane rafts. The clustering of signaling molecules in these cholesterol-rich membrane microdomains can affect the activity, specificity, cross-talk and amplification of cell signaling...
December 1, 2015: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Alexey V Glukhov, Marina Balycheva, Jose L Sanchez-Alonso, Zeki Ilkan, Anita Alvarez-Laviada, Navneet Bhogal, Ivan Diakonov, Sophie Schobesberger, Markus B Sikkel, Anamika Bhargava, Giuseppe Faggian, Prakash P Punjabi, Steven R Houser, Julia Gorelik
BACKGROUND: Distinct subpopulations of L-type calcium channels (LTCCs) with different functional properties exist in cardiomyocytes. Disruption of cellular structure may affect LTCC in a microdomain-specific manner and contribute to the pathophysiology of cardiac diseases, especially in cells lacking organized transverse tubules (T-tubules) such as atrial myocytes (AMs). METHODS AND RESULTS: Isolated rat and human AMs were characterized by scanning ion conductance, confocal, and electron microscopy...
December 22, 2015: Circulation
Qi-Qi Zhang, Liang Huang, Chao Han, Xin Guan, Ya-Jun Wang, Jing Liu, Jing-Hua Wan, Wei Zou
Recent evidence suggests that caveolin-1 (Cav-1), the major protein constituent of caveolae, plays a prominent role in neuronal nutritional availability with cellular fate regulation besides in several cellular processes such as cholesterol homeostasis, regulation of signal transduction, integrin signaling and cell growth. Here, we aimed to investigate the function of Cav-1 and glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) upon glucose deprivation (GD) in PC12 cells. The results demonstrated firstly that both Cav-1 and GLUT4 were up-regulated by glucose withdrawal in PC12 cells by using Western blot and laser confocal technology...
August 25, 2015: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
Masato Tamura, Mitsuoki Kawano, Mari Sato, Masayuki Nashimoto
tRNase ZL-utilizing efficacious gene silencing (TRUE gene silencing) is an RNA-mediated gene expression control technology with therapeutic potential. Recently, our group demonstrated that a heptamer, mh1 (Bcl‑2), targeting human Bcl-2 mRNA, can be taken up by cells without the use of any transfection reagents and can induce the apoptosis of leukemia cells. However, little is known regarding the mechanism of naked small guide (sg)RNA uptake by cultured cells. Therefore, in the present study the effects of various inhibitors on the induction of apoptosis by naked sgRNA treatment were investigated in order to identify the uptake pathway required for sgRNA function in cultured cells...
October 2015: Molecular Medicine Reports
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