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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536506/axonal-membranes-and-their-domains-assembly-and-function-of-the-axon-initial-segment-and-node-of-ranvier
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Andrew D Nelson, Paul M Jenkins
Neurons are highly specialized cells of the nervous system that receive, process and transmit electrical signals critical for normal brain function. Here, we review the intricate organization of axonal membrane domains that facilitate rapid action potential conduction underlying communication between complex neuronal circuits. Two critical excitable domains of vertebrate axons are the axon initial segment (AIS) and the nodes of Ranvier, which are characterized by the high concentrations of voltage-gated ion channels, cell adhesion molecules and specialized cytoskeletal networks...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526910/expression-and-regulation-of-type-2a-protein-phosphatases-and-alpha4-signalling-in-cardiac-health-and-hypertrophy
#2
Olga Eleftheriadou, Andrii Boguslavskyi, Michael R Longman, Jonathan Cowan, Asvi Francois, Richard J Heads, Brian E Wadzinski, Ali Ryan, Michael J Shattock, Andrew K Snabaitis
Cardiac physiology and hypertrophy are regulated by the phosphorylation status of many proteins, which is partly controlled by a poorly defined type 2A protein phosphatase-alpha4 intracellular signalling axis. Quantitative PCR analysis revealed that mRNA levels of the type 2A catalytic subunits were differentially expressed in H9c2 cardiomyocytes (PP2ACβ > PP2ACα > PP4C > PP6C), NRVM (PP2ACβ > PP2ACα = PP4C = PP6C), and adult rat ventricular myocytes (PP2ACα > PP2ACβ > PP6C > PP4C)...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526749/the-origin-and-evolution-of-human-glutaminases-and-their-atypical-c-terminal-ankyrin-repeats
#3
Camila Cristina Pascoal, Zeyaul Islam, Douglas Adamoski, Igor Monteze Ferreira, Ricardo Diogo Righetto, Jefferson Bettini, Rodrigo Villares Portugal, Wyatt W Yue, Ana Gonzalez, Sandra Martha Gomes Dias, Andre Luis Berteli Ambrosio
On the basis of tissue-specific enzyme activity and inhibition by catalytic products, Hans Krebs first demonstrated the existence of multiple glutaminases in mammals. Currently, two human genes are known to encode at least four glutaminase isoforms. However, the phylogeny of these medically relevant enzymes remains unclear, prompting us to investigate their origin and evolution. Using prokaryotic and eukaryotic glutaminase sequences, we built a phylogenetic tree whose topology suggested that the multidomain architecture was inherited from bacterial ancestors, probably simultaneously with the hosting of the proto-mitochondrion endosymbiont...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515697/trpa1-channels-modify-trpv1-mediated-current-responses-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#4
Takayoshi Masuoka, Makiko Kudo, Yuka Yamashita, Junko Yoshida, Noriko Imaizumi, Ikunobu Muramatsu, Matomo Nishio, Takaharu Ishibashi
The transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channel is highly expressed in a subset of sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and trigeminal ganglia of experimental animals, responsible for nociception. Many researches have revealed that some TRPV1-positive neurons co-express the transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel whose activities are closely modulated by TRPV1 channel. However, it is less investigated whether the activities of TRPV1 channel are modulated by the presence of TRPA1 channel in primary sensory neurons...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508308/trp-channel-classification
#5
Hongyu Li
The transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels are named after the discovery of the photo-transducted channels in Drosophila. TRPs, activated by various extracellular and intracellular stimuli, play a plethora of physiological and pathological roles. There are seven families of TRPs including TRPC (canonical), TRPV (vanilloid), TRPM (melastatin), TRPA (ankyrin), TRPP (polycystin), TRPML (mucolipin), and TRPN (Drosophila NOMPC) in mammals. In yeast, the eighth TRP family was recently identified and named as TRPY...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502111/asap3-upregulation-contributes-to-colorectal-carcinogenesis-and-indicates-poor-survival-outcome
#6
Haiying Tian, Jin Qian, Luoyan Ai, Yueyuan Li, Wenyu Su, Xian-Ming Kong, Jie Xu, Jing-Yuan Fang
The function and clinical implication of ArfGAP With SH3 Domain, Ankyrin Repeat And PH Domain 3 (ASAP3) in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains undefined. In the present study, we showed that the expression level of ASAP3 was dramatically increased in CRC and its upregulation was associated with American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage (P<0.001) and poor prognosis (P=0.0022). The combination of AJCC stage and ASAP3 expression improved the prediction of survival in CRC patients. Suppression of ASAP3 inhibited cell proliferation by inducing G1-phase arrest without influencing apoptosis...
May 14, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487373/interactions-between-small-ankyrin-1-and-sarcolipin-coordinately-regulate-activity-of-the-sarco-endo-plasmic-reticulum-ca2-atpase-serca1
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Patrick F Desmond, Amanda Labuza, Joaquin Muriel, Michele L Markwardt, Allison E Mancini, Mark A Rizzo, Robert J Bloch
SERCA1, the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase of skeletal muscle, is essential for muscle relaxation and maintenance of low resting Ca2+ levels in the myoplasm. We recently reported that small ankyrin 1 (sAnk1) interacts with the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase in skeletal muscle (SERCA1) to inhibit its activity (1). We also showed that this interaction is mediated at least in part through sAnk1's transmembrane domain in a manner similar to that of sarcolipin (SLN). Earlier studies have shown that SLN and phospholamban (PLN), the other well-studied small SERCA-regulatory proteins, oligomerize either alone or together...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478727/local-upregulation-of-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-and-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-ion-channels-in-rectosigmoid-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
#8
Noémi Bohonyi, Krisztina Pohóczky, Bálint Szalontai, Anikó Perkecz, Krisztina Kovács, Béla Kajtár, Lajos Orbán, Tamás Varga, Sarolta Szegedi, József Bódis, Zsuzsanna Helyes, Miklós Koppán
Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and Transient Receptor Potential Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) expressed mainly by primary sensory neurons function as major nociceptive integrators. They are also present on the rat endometrium in an oestrogen-regulated manner. TRPV1 is upregulated in peritoneal and ovarian endometriosis patients, but there is no information about TRPA1 and their pathophysiological significances. In this study, patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery were investigated: severe dysmenorrhoea due to rectosigmoid deep infiltrating endometriosis ( n = 15), uterine fibroid-induced moderate dysmenorrhoea ( n = 7) and tubal infertility with no pain ( n = 6)...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473212/hepatocellular-adenoma-in-a-european-flatfish-limanda-limanda-genetic-alterations-in-laser-capture-micro-dissected-tissue-and-global-transcriptomic-approach
#9
Adélaïde Lerebours, Emma Chapman, Brett P Lyons, John P Bignell, Grant D Stentiford, Jeanette M Rotchell
Liver tumours in flatfish have been diagnosed using histopathology for decades to monitor the impacts of marine pollution. Here we describe the application of specific gene (retinoblastoma, Rb) profiling in laser capture micro-dissected samples, and a suppression subtractive hybridization (SSH) approach to isolate differentially expressed genes in hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) samples from dab, Limanda limanda. The Rb profiles from apparently normal and HCA micro-dissected samples of fish from the North Sea showed no significant difference, and genotypic heterogeneity within defined histological phenotypes was observed...
May 1, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469181/expression-and-distribution-of-the-transient-receptor-potential-cationic-channel-a1-trpa1-in-the-human-clitoris-comparison-to-male-penile-erectile-tissue
#10
S Ückert, K Albrecht, A Bannowsky, M Sohn, M A Kuczyk, P Hedlund
The transient receptor potential cationic channel ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is a channel protein assumed to act in various human tissues as mechano- and pain sensor and play a role in neurotransmission. The expression of TRPA has already been investigated in the human prostate and urethra, however, only very few studies have addressed the expression and distribution in the male and female genital tract. The present study aimed to investigate by means of immunohistochemistry (double-labeling technique, laser fluorescence microscopy) in the human clitoris and penile erectile tissue the localization of TRPA1 in relation to nNOS, the vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and vesicular acetylcholine transporter (VAChT)...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468269/new-disulfide-stabilized-fold-provides-sea-anemone-peptide-to-exhibit-both-antimicrobial-and-trpa1-potentiating-properties
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Yulia A Logashina, Runar Gjerp Solstad, Konstantin S Mineev, Yuliya V Korolkova, Irina V Mosharova, Igor A Dyachenko, Victor A Palikov, Yulia A Palikova, Arkadii N Murashev, Alexander S Arseniev, Sergey A Kozlov, Klara Stensvåg, Tor Haug, Yaroslav A Andreev
A novel bioactive peptide named τ-AnmTx Ueq 12-1 (short name Ueq 12-1) was isolated and characterized from the sea anemone Urticina eques. Ueq 12-1 is unique among the variety of known sea anemone peptides in terms of its primary and spatial structure. It consists of 45 amino acids including 10 cysteine residues with an unusual distribution and represents a new group of sea anemone peptides. The 3D structure of Ueq 12-1, determined by NMR spectroscopy, represents a new disulfide-stabilized fold partly similar to the defensin-like fold...
April 29, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464780/designed-ankyrin-repeat-proteins-a-look-at-their-evolving-use-in-medicine-with-a-focus-on-the-treatment-of-chorioretinal-vascular-disorders
#12
Elizabeth Smithwick, Michael W Stewart
BACKGROUND: Antibodies constitute an important drug development platform for drugs to treat several ophthalmic, oncologic, and immunologic conditions, but due to limitations inherent in antibody production and structure, a wide range of other protein binding scaffolds are being investigated. Designed ankyrin repeat proteins (DARPins) are simple to produce and offer a range of advantages over antibodies because of their stability, high binding affinity, and rigid structure. OBJECTIVE: DARPins are being developed for a wide variety of medical applications, and the most studied molecule, abicipar pegol, is used to treat chorioretinal vascular diseases...
May 1, 2017: Anti-inflammatory & Anti-allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436534/a-novel-trpa1-variant-is-associated-with-carbamazepine-responsive-cramp-fasciculation-syndrome
#13
M J Nirenberg, R Chaouni, T M Biller, R M Gilbert, C Paisán-Ruiz
Cramp-fasciculation syndrome (CFS) is a rare muscle hyperexcitability syndrome that presents with muscle cramps, fasciculations, and stiffness, as well as pain, fatigue, anxiety, hyperreflexia, and paresthesias. Although familial cases have been reported, a genetic etiology has not yet been identified. We performed whole-exome sequencing followed by validation and cosegregation analyses on a father-son pair with CFS. Both subjects manifested other hypersensitivity-hyperexcitability symptoms, including asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, migraine, restless legs syndrome, tremor, cold hyperalgesia, and cardiac conduction defects...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424069/ankplex-algorithmic-structure-for-refinement-of-near-native-ankyrin-protein-docking
#14
Tanchanok Wisitponchai, Watshara Shoombuatong, Vannajan Sanghiran Lee, Kuntida Kitidee, Chatchai Tayapiwatana
BACKGROUND: Computational analysis of protein-protein interaction provided the crucial information to increase the binding affinity without a change in basic conformation. Several docking programs were used to predict the near-native poses of the protein-protein complex in 10 top-rankings. The universal criteria for discriminating the near-native pose are not available since there are several classes of recognition protein. Currently, the explicit criteria for identifying the near-native pose of ankyrin-protein complexes (APKs) have not been reported yet...
April 19, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421082/insights-into-the-structure-function-and-ion-mediated-signaling-pathways-transduced-by-plant-integrin-linked-kinases
#15
Sorina C Popescu, Elizabeth K Brauer, Gizem Dimlioglu, George V Popescu
Kinases facilitate detection of extracellular signals and set in motion cellular responses for plant adaptation and survival. Some of the energy utilized for kinase signal processing is produced through the activity of ion transporters. Additionally, the synergy between cellular ions and signal transduction influences plant response to pathogens, and their growth and development. In plants, the signaling elements that connect cell wall and membrane sensors with ion homeostasis and transport-mediated processes are largely unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414301/striatopallidal-dysfunction-underlies-repetitive-behavior-in-shank3-deficient-model-of-autism
#16
Wenting Wang, Chenchen Li, Qian Chen, Marie-Sophie van der Goes, James Hawrot, Annie Y Yao, Xian Gao, Congyi Lu, Ying Zang, Qiangge Zhang, Katherine Lyman, Dongqing Wang, Baolin Guo, Shengxi Wu, Charles R Gerfen, Zhanyan Fu, Guoping Feng
The postsynaptic scaffolding protein SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains 3 (SHANK3) is critical for the development and function of glutamatergic synapses. Disruption of the SHANK3-encoding gene has been strongly implicated as a monogenic cause of autism, and Shank3 mutant mice show repetitive grooming and social interaction deficits. Although basal ganglia dysfunction has been proposed to underlie repetitive behaviors, few studies have provided direct evidence to support this notion and the exact cellular mechanisms remain largely unknown...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414299/an-indirect-route-to-repetitive-actions
#17
David M Lovinger
It is increasingly evident that there is a genetic contribution to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neural disorders involving excessive repetition of action sequences. Among the implicated genes in these disorders are those encoding postsynaptic scaffolding proteins with roles in synaptic transmission and plasticity. Several mouse models harboring synonymous mutations have shown alterations in synaptic transmission within the striatum, which has key roles in controlling actions and action sequences...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411148/behavioural-characterization-of-ankyring-deficient-mice-a-model-for-ank3-related-disorders
#18
I M van der Werf, D Van Dam, S Missault, B Yalcin, P P De Deyn, G Vandeweyer, R F Kooy
ANK3 encodes AnkyrinG (AnkG), a member of the Ankyrin family that is expressed in several different isoforms in many tissues. A unique serine-rich domain and tail domain in the two largest isoforms of AnkG (270 and 480kDa), restrict AnkG to the axon initial segment and nodes of Ranvier of myelinated neurons. At these sites, AnkG is a master regulator, coordinating the strict clustering of components necessary for proper action potential initiation and propagation along the axon. These components include voltage-gated sodium channels, potassium channels and members of the L1 cell adhesion molecule family...
April 11, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387769/-99-tc-m-octreotide-scintigraphy-and-serum-eye-muscle-antibodies-in-evaluation-of-active-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
#19
B Sun, Z Zhang, C Dong, Y Zhang, C Yan, S Li
PurposeAs an autoimmune inflammatory disorder, active thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is managed optimally by immunosuppression. In this study, we aimed to evaluate octreotide scintigraphy and the level of serum extraocular muscle antibodies in TAO activity.Patients and methodsThis prospective study comprised 304 patients with active TAO (the clinical activity score; CAS≥3), 73 with inactive TAO (CAS<3), 128 with Graves' disease (GD) without ophthalmopathy, and 100 healthy subjects. Moderate-to-severe active TAO patients (CAS≥5) received intravenous injection of methylprednisolone; mild active patients (3≤CAS≤4) received periocular injection of triamcinolone acetonide...
May 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386322/glutathione-alleviated-peripheral-neuropathy-in-oxaliplatin-treated-mice-by-removing-aluminum-from-dorsal-root-ganglia
#20
Minji Lee, Sungrae Cho, Kangsan Roh, Jisook Chae, Jin-Hee Park, Jaehyun Park, Myung-Ah Lee, Jinheung Kim, Chung-Kyoon Auh, Chang-Hwan Yeom, Sukchan Lee
Oxaliplatin, a platinum-based anti-cancer drug, induces peripheral neuropathy as a side effect and causes cold hyperalgesia in cancer patients receiving anti-cancer chemotherapy. In oxaliplatin-treated mice, aluminum was accumulated in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG), and accumulated aluminum in DRG or other organs aggravated oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic pain. To investigate whether aluminum oxalate, which is the compound of aluminum and oxaliplatin, might be the peripheral neuropathy inducer, the withdrawal responses of mice to coldness, the expression of transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) assays in DRG were analyzed in mice administered with aluminum oxalate...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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