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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777700/transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-channels-are-involved-in-spontaneous-peptide-hormone-release-from-astrocytes
#1
Mai Takizawa, Kazuki Harada, Kazuaki Nakamura, Takashi Tsuboi
Astrocytes, a large population of glial cells, detect neurotransmitters and respond by increasing intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+ ]i ) and releasing chemical molecules called gliotransmitters. Recently discovered Ca2+ influx through transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channels is reported to cause spontaneous [Ca2+ ]i increase in astrocytes. While several physiological functions of TRPA1-mediated spontaneous Ca2+ signal have been revealed, relation with gliotransmitter release, especially peptide hormone exocytosis is largely unknown...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777637/thymol-inhibits-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-growth-via-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis
#2
Jorge J De La Chapa, Prajjal Kanti Singha, Debbie R Lee, Cara B Gonzales
BACKGROUND: Thymol is a Transient Receptor Potential Ankyrin Subtype 1 channel, (TRPA1) agonist found in thyme and oregano. Thymol has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties; thus thymol is added to many commercially available products including Listerine mouthwash. Thymol is also cytotoxic to HL-60 (acute promyelotic leukemia) cells in vitro. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of thymol against oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and its anticancer mechanism-of-action...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769718/ankrd16-prevents-neuron-loss-caused-by-an-editing-defective-trna-synthetase
#3
My-Nuong Vo, Markus Terrey, Jeong Woong Lee, Bappaditya Roy, James J Moresco, Litao Sun, Hongjun Fu, Qi Liu, Thomas G Weber, John R Yates, Kurt Fredrick, Paul Schimmel, Susan L Ackerman
Editing domains of aminoacyl tRNA synthetases correct tRNA charging errors to maintain translational fidelity. A mutation in the editing domain of alanyl tRNA synthetase (AlaRS) in Aars sti mutant mice results in an increase in the production of serine-mischarged tRNAAla and the degeneration of cerebellar Purkinje cells. Here, using positional cloning, we identified Ankrd16, a gene that acts epistatically with the Aars sti mutation to attenuate neurodegeneration. ANKRD16, a vertebrate-specific protein that contains ankyrin repeats, binds directly to the catalytic domain of AlaRS...
May 16, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769342/cotesia-congregata-bracovirus-circles-encoding-ptp-and-ankyrin-genes-integrate-into-the-dna-of-parasitized-manduca-sexta-hemocytes
#4
Germain Chevignon, Georges Periquet, Gabor Gyapay, Nathalie Vega-Czarny, Karine Musset, Jean-Michel Drezen, Elisabeth Huguet
Polydnaviruses (PDVs) are essential for the parasitism success of tens of thousands of species of parasitoid wasps. PDVs are present in wasp genomes as proviruses, which serve as template for the production of double stranded circular viral DNA carrying virulence genes that are injected into lepidopteran hosts. PDV circles do not contain genes coding for particle production hence impeding viral replication in caterpillar hosts during parasitism. Here we investigated the fate of PDV circles of Cotesia congregata bracovirus during parasitism of the tobacco hornworm, Manduca sexta , by the wasp Cotesia congregata Sequences sharing similarities with Host integration Motifs (HIM) involved in integration into DNA of Microplitis demolitor bracovirus (MdBV) circles, could be identified in 12 CcBV circles, which encode PTP and VANK gene families involved in host immune disruption...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759134/behavioural-alterations-and-morphological-changes-are-attenuated-by-the-lack-of-trpa1-receptors-in-the-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-model-in-mice
#5
Kata Bölcskei, Gábor Kriszta, Éva Sághy, Maja Payrits, Éva Sipos, Anett Vranesics, Zoltán Berente, Hajnalka Ábrahám, Péter Ács, Sámuel Komoly, Erika Pintér
We have recently reported that the Transient Receptor Potential Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) receptor deficiency significantly attenuated cuprizone-induced demyelination by reducing the apoptosis of mature oligodendrocytes. The aim of the present study was to gather additional data on the role of TRPA1 by investigating the time course of behavioural alterations and morphological changes in cuprizone-treated TRPA1 receptor gene-deficient mice. Demyelination was induced by feeding male wild-type (WT) and TRPA1 gene-deleted (TRPA1 KO) mice with 0...
July 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758057/ankk1-is-found-in-myogenic-precursors-and-muscle-fibers-subtypes-with-glycolytic-metabolism
#6
Estrella Rubio-Solsona, Salvador Martí, Juan J Vílchez, Francesc Palau, Janet Hoenicka
Ankyrin repeat and kinase domain containing 1 (ANKK1) gene has been widely related to neuropsychiatry disorders. The localization of ANKK1 in neural progenitors and its correlation with the cell cycle has suggested its participation in development. However, ANKK1 functions still need to be identified. Here, we have further characterized the ANKK1 localization in vivo and in vitro, by using immunolabeling, quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot in the myogenic lineage. Histologic investigations in mice and humans revealed that ANKK1 is expressed in precursors of embryonic and adult muscles...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752403/cryo-em-structure-of-the-cytoplasmic-domain-of-murine-transient-receptor-potential-cation-channel-subfamily-c-member-6-trpc6
#7
Caleigh M Azumaya, Francisco Sierra-Valdez, Julio F Cordero-Morales, Terunaga Nakagawa
The kidney maintains the internal milieu by regulating the retention and excretion of proteins, ions, and small molecules. The glomerular podocyte forms the slit diaphragm of the ultrafiltration filter, whose damage leads to progressive kidney failure and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The canonical transient receptor potential 6 (TRPC6) ion channel is expressed in the podocyte and mutations in its cytoplasmic domain cause FSGS in humans. In vitro evaluation of disease-causing mutations in TRPC6 has revealed that these genetic alterations result in abnormal ion channel gating...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749636/axon-initial-segments-structure-function-and-disease
#8
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Claire Yu-Mei Huang, Matthew N Rasband
The axon initial segment (AIS) is located at the proximal axon and is the site of action potential initiation. This reflects the high density of ion channels found at the AIS. Adaptive changes to the location and length of the AIS can fine-tune the excitability of neurons and modulate plasticity in response to activity. The AIS plays an important role in maintaining neuronal polarity by regulating the trafficking and distribution of proteins that function in somatodendritic or axonal compartments of the neuron...
May 11, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738273/the-antipyretic-effect-of-paracetamol-occurs-independent-of-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-mediated-hypothermia-and-is-associated-with-prostaglandin-inhibition-in-the-brain
#9
Elahe Mirrasekhian, Johan L Å Nilsson, Kiseko Shionoya, Anders Blomgren, Peter M Zygmunt, David Engblom, Edward D Högestätt, Anders Blomqvist
The mode of action of paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is widely used for treating pain and fever, has remained obscure, but may involve several distinct mechanisms, including cyclooxygenase inhibition and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel activation, the latter being recently associated with paracetamol's propensity to elicit hypothermia at higher doses. Here, we examined whether the antipyretic effect of paracetamol was due to TRPA1 activation or cyclooxygenase inhibition. Treatment of wild-type and TRPA1 knockout mice rendered febrile by immune challenge with LPS with a dose of paracetamol that did not produce hypothermia (150 mg/kg) but is known to be analgetic, abolished fever in both genotypes...
May 8, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735741/folding-cooperativity-and-allosteric-function-in-the-tandem-repeat-protein-class
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REVIEW
Albert Perez-Riba, Marie Synakewicz, Laura S Itzhaki
The term allostery was originally developed to describe structural changes in one binding site induced by the interaction of a partner molecule with a distant binding site, and it has been studied in depth in the field of enzymology. Here, we discuss the concept of action at a distance in relation to the folding and function of the solenoid class of tandem-repeat proteins such as tetratricopeptide repeats (TPRs) and ankyrin repeats. Distantly located repeats fold cooperatively, even though only nearest-neighbour interactions exist in these proteins...
June 19, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734393/orientia-tsutsugamushi-uses-two-ank-effectors-to-modulate-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p65-nuclear-transport-and-inhibit-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-transcriptional-activation
#11
Sean M Evans, Kyle G Rodino, Haley E Adcox, Jason A Carlyon
Orientia tsutsugamushi causes scrub typhus, a potentially fatal infection that threatens over one billion people. Nuclear translocation of the transcription factor, NF-κB, is the central initiating cellular event in the antimicrobial response. Here, we report that NF-κB p65 nuclear accumulation and NF-κB-dependent transcription are inhibited in O. tsutsugamushi infected HeLa cells and/or primary macrophages, even in the presence of TNFα. The bacterium modulates p65 subcellular localization by neither degrading it nor inhibiting IκBα degradation...
May 7, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734380/mitochondrial-modulation-induced-activation-of-vagal-sensory-neuronal-subsets-by-antimycin-a-but-not-cccp-or-rotenone-correlates-with-mitochondrial-superoxide-production
#12
Katherine R Stanford, Thomas E Taylor-Clark
Inflammation causes nociceptive sensory neuron activation, evoking debilitating symptoms and reflexes. Inflammatory signaling pathways are capable of modulating mitochondrial function, resulting in reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, mitochondrial depolarization and calcium release. Previously we showed that mitochondrial modulation with antimycin A, a complex III inhibitor, selectively stimulated nociceptive bronchopulmonary C-fibers via the activation of transient receptor potential (TRP) ankyrin 1 (A1) and vanilloid 1 (V1) cation channels...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733239/extrahepatic-targeting-of-oligonucleotides-with-receptor-binding-non-immunoglobulin-scaffold-proteins
#13
Johannes Winkler
Although recent clinical successes of antisense, splice-switching, and siRNA oligonucleotides have established the therapeutic utility of this novel class of medicines, the efficient systemic application for non-liver targets remains elusive. Exploitation of active receptor-mediated targeting followed by efficient and productive cellular uptake is required for enabling the therapy of extrahepatic diseases on the expressional level. Evasion of liver accumulation and organ-specific targeting and also efficient cytosolic delivery after endosomal internalization are currently insufficiently solved issues...
May 7, 2018: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730177/ankyrins-roles-in-synaptic-biology-and-pathology
#14
REVIEW
Katharine R Smith, Peter Penzes
Ankyrins are broadly expressed adaptors that organize diverse membrane proteins into specialized domains and link them to the sub-membranous cytoskeleton. In neurons, ankyrins are known to have essential roles in organizing the axon initial segment and nodes of Ranvier. However, recent studies have revealed novel functions for ankyrins at synapses, where they organize and stabilize neurotransmitter receptors, modulate dendritic spine morphology and control adhesion to the presynaptic site. Ankyrin genes have also been highly associated with a range of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diseases, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism, which all demonstrate overlap in their genetics, mechanisms and phenotypes...
May 3, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723415/the-tale-of-two-talins-two-isoforms-to-fine-tune-integrin-signalling
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REVIEW
R E Gough, B T Goult
Talins are cytoplasmic adapter proteins essential for integrin-mediated cell adhesion to the extracellular matrix. Talins control the activation state of integrins, link integrins to cytoskeletal actin, recruit numerous signalling molecules that mediate integrin signalling, and coordinate recruitment of microtubules to adhesion sites via interaction with KANK (kidney ankyrin repeat-containing) proteins. Vertebrates have two talin genes, TLN1 and TLN2. Although talin1 and talin2 share 76% protein sequence identity (88% similarity), they are not functionally redundant, and the differences between the two isoforms are not fully understood...
May 3, 2018: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720654/male-killing-toxin-in-a-bacterial-symbiont-of-drosophila
#16
Toshiyuki Harumoto, Bruno Lemaitre
Several lineages of symbiotic bacteria in insects selfishly manipulate host reproduction to spread in a population 1 , often by distorting host sex ratios. Spiroplasma poulsonii2,3 is a helical and motile, Gram-positive symbiotic bacterium that resides in a wide range of Drosophila species 4 . A notable feature of S. poulsonii is male killing, whereby the sons of infected female hosts are selectively killed during development1,2 . Although male killing caused by S. poulsonii has been studied since the 1950s, its underlying mechanism is unknown...
May 2, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720258/t-type-calcium-channels-functionally-interact-with-spectrin-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-and-ankyrin-b
#17
Agustin Garcia-Caballero, Fang-Xiong Zhang, Victoria Hodgkinson, Junting Huang, Lina Chen, Ivana A Souza, Stuart Cain, Jennifer Kass, Sascha Alles, Terrance P Snutch, Gerald W Zamponi
This study describes the functional interaction between the Cav3.1 and Cav3.2 T-type calcium channels and cytoskeletal spectrin (α/β) and ankyrin B proteins. The interactions were identified utilizing a proteomic approach to identify proteins that interact with a conserved negatively charged cytosolic region present in the carboxy-terminus of T-type calcium channels. Deletion of this stretch of amino acids decreased binding of Cav3.1 and Cav3.2 calcium channels to spectrin (α/β) and ankyrin B and notably also reduced T-type whole cell current densities in expression systems...
May 2, 2018: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719223/the-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-type-1-plays-a-critical-role-in-cortical-spreading-depression
#18
Liwen Jiang, Yan Wang, Yuewei Xu, Dongqing Ma, Minyan Wang
The transient receptor potential ankyrin type-1 (TRPA1) channels have been proposed as a potential target for migraine therapy. Yet the role of cortical TRPA1 channels in migraine mechanism has not been fully understood. Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is known as an underlying cause of migraine aura. The aim of this study is to investigate if cortical TRPA1 activity is required for CSD genesis and propagation. A mouse brain slice CSD model with intrinsic optical imaging was applied for TRPA1 signaling pharmacology...
April 29, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717626/the-moderating-effect-of-ankk1-on-the-association-of-family-environment-with-longitudinal-executive-function-following-traumatic-brain-injury-in-early-childhood-a-preliminary-study
#19
Julia Smith-Paine, Shari L Wade, Amery Treble-Barna, Nanhua Zhang, Huaiyu Zang, Lisa J Martin, Keith Owen Yeates, H Gerry Taylor, Brad G Kurowski
This study examined whether the ankyrin repeat and kinase domain containing 1 gene (ANKK1) C/T single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs1800497 moderated the association of family environment with long-term executive function (EF) following traumatic injury in early childhood. Caregivers of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and children with orthopedic injury (OI) completed the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) at post injury visits. DNA was collected to identify the rs1800497 genotype in the ANKK1 gene...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713744/skin-neurogenic-inflammation
#20
REVIEW
Jae Eun Choi, Anna Di Nardo
The epidermis closely interacts with nerve endings, and both epidermis and nerves produce substances for mutual sustenance. Neuropeptides, like substance P (SP) and calcitonin gene-related protein (CGRP), are produced by sensory nerves in the dermis; they induce mast cells to release vasoactive amines that facilitate infiltration of neutrophils and T cells. Some receptors are more important than others in the generation of itch. The Mas-related G protein-coupled receptors (Mrgpr) family as well as transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) and protease activated receptor 2(Par2) have important roles in itch and inflammation...
April 30, 2018: Seminars in Immunopathology
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