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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884460/potassium-channels-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-parkinson-s-disease
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Xiaoyan Chen, Bao Xue, Jun Wang, Haixia Liu, Limin Shi, Junxia Xie
The pathogenesis of the second major neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson's disease (PD), is closely associated with the dysfunction of potassium (K(+)) channels. Therefore, PD is also considered to be an ion channel disease or neuronal channelopathy. Mounting evidence has shown that K(+) channels play crucial roles in the regulations of neurotransmitter release, neuronal excitability, and cell volume. Inhibition of K(+) channels enhances the spontaneous firing frequency of nigral dopamine (DA) neurons, induces a transition from tonic firing to burst discharge, and promotes the release of DA in the striatum...
September 7, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865303/defects-at-the-crossroads-of-gabaergic-signaling-in-generalized-genetic-epilepsies
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Jing-Qiong Kang
Seizure disorders are very common and affect 3% of the general population. The recurrent unprovoked seizures that are also called epilepsies are highly diverse as to both underlying genetic basis and clinic presentations. Recent genetic advances and sequencing technologies indicate that many epilepsies previously thought to be without known causes, or idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs), are virtually genetic epilepsy as they are caused by genetic variations. IGEs are estimated to account for ∼15-20% of all epilepsies...
August 26, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851973/frequency-dependent-drug-screening-using-optogenetic-stimulation-of-human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Hendrik Lapp, Tobias Bruegmann, Daniela Malan, Stephanie Friedrichs, Carsten Kilgus, Alexandra Heidsieck, Philipp Sasse
Side effects on cardiac ion channels are one major reason for new drugs to fail during preclinical evaluation. Herein we propose a simple optogenetic screening tool measuring extracellular field potentials (FP) from paced cardiomyocytes to identify drug effects over the whole physiological heart range, which is essential given the rate-dependency of ion channel function and drug action. Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes were transduced with an adeno-associated virus to express Channelrhodopsin2 and plated on micro-electrode arrays...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810874/sudden-cardiac-death-focus-on-the-genetics-of-channelopathies-and-cardiomyopathies
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Simona Magi, Vincenzo Lariccia, Marta Maiolino, Salvatore Amoroso, Santo Gratteri
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) describes a natural and unexpected death from cardiac causes occurring within a short period of time (generally within 1 h of symptom onset) in the absence of any other potentially lethal condition. Most SCD-related diseases have a genetic basis; in particular congenital cardiac channelopathies and cardiomyopathies have been described as leading causes of SCD. Congenital cardiac channelopathies are primary electric disorders caused by mutations affecting genes encoding cardiac ion channels or associated proteins, whereas cardiomyopathies are related to mutations in genes encoding several categories of proteins, including those of sarcomeres, desmosomes, the cytoskeleton, and the nuclear envelope...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801377/ethnic-differences-in-genetic-ion-channelopathies-associated-with-sudden-cardiac-death-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tim Kong, Joseph Feulefack, Kim Ruether, Fan Shen, Wang Zheng, Xing-Zhen Chen, Consolato Sergi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Reports of allele frequencies encoding ion channel, or their interacting proteins associated with sudden cardiac death among different ethnic groups have been inconsistent. Here, we aimed to characterize the distribution of these genes and their alleles among various ethnicities through meta-analysis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the mean allele frequencies of channelopathy genes SCN5A, NOS1AP, KCNH2, KCNE1, and KCNQ1 among the Black, Caucasian, Asian, and Hispanic ethnicities...
August 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757052/genetics-update-monogenetics-polygene-disorders-and-the-quest-for-modifying-genes
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Joseph D Symonds, Sameer M Zuberi
The genetic channelopathies are a broad collection of diseases. Many ion channel genes demonstrate wide phenotypic pleiotropy, but nonetheless concerted efforts have been made to characterise genotype-phenotype relationships. In this review we give an overview of the factors that influence genotype-phenotype relationships across this group of diseases as a whole, using specific individual channelopathies as examples. We suggest reasons for the limitations observed in these relationships. We discuss the role of ion channel variation in polygenic disease and highlight research that has contributed to unravelling the complex aetiological nature of these conditions...
July 27, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670758/congenital-long-qt-syndrome-and-torsade-de-pointes
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Nabil El-Sherif, Gioia Turitto, Mohamed Boutjdir
Since its initial description by Jervell and Lange-Nielsen in 1957, the congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) has been the most investigated cardiac ion channelopathy. A prolonged QT interval in the surface electrocardiogram is the sine qua non of the LQTS and is a surrogate measure of the ventricular action potential duration (APD). Congenital as well as acquired alterations in certain cardiac ion channels can affect their currents in such a way as to increase the APD and hence the QT interval. The inhomogeneous lengthening of the APD across the ventricular wall results in dispersion of APD...
July 2, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669899/insights-into-channel-dysfunction-from-modelling-and-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Maria Musgaard, Teresa Paramo, Laura Domicevica, Ole Juul Andersen, Philip C Biggin
Developments in structural biology mean that the number of different ion channel structures has increased significantly in recent years. Structures of ion channels enable us to rationalize how mutations may lead to channelopathies. However, determining the structures of ion channels is still not trivial, especially as they necessarily exist in many distinct functional states. Therefore, the use of computational modelling can provide complementary information that can refine working hypotheses of both wild type and mutant ion channels...
June 29, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669898/relevance-of-tissue-specific-subunit-expression-in-channelopathies
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Hartwig Seitter, Alexandra Koschak
Channelopathies are a diverse group of human disorders that are caused by mutations in genes coding for ion channels or channel-regulating proteins. Several dozen channelopathies have been identified that involve both non-excitable cells as well as electrically active tissues like brain, skeletal and smooth muscle or the heart. In this review, we start out from the general question which ion channel genes are expressed tissue-selectively. We mined the human gene expression database Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for tissue-enriched ion channel genes and found 85 genes belonging to the ion channel families...
June 29, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597987/trafficking-and-localization-to-the-plasma-membrane-of-nav-1-5-promoted-by-the-%C3%AE-2-subunit-is-defective-due-to-a-%C3%AE-2-mutation-associated-with-brugada-syndrome
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Gemma Dulsat, Sonia Palomeras, Eric Cortada, Helena Riuró, Ramon Brugada, Marcel Vergés
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Cardiac channelopathies arise by mutations in genes encoding ion channel subunits. One example is Brugada Syndrome (BrS), which causes arrhythmias and sudden death. BrS is often associated with mutations in SCN5A, encoding Nav 1.5, the α subunit of the major cardiac voltage-gated sodium channel. This channel forms a protein complex including one or two associated β subunits as well as other proteins. RESULTS: We analyzed regulation of Nav 1...
June 9, 2017: Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571716/post-translational-dysfunctions-in-channelopathies-of-the-nervous-system
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Benedetta Terragni, Paolo Scalmani, Silvana Franceschetti, Sandrine Cestèle, Massimo Mantegazza
Channelopathies comprise various diseases caused by defects of ion channels. Modifications of their biophysical properties are common and have been widely studied. However, ion channels are heterogeneous multi-molecular complexes that are extensively modulated and undergo a maturation process comprising numerous steps of structural modifications and intracellular trafficking. Perturbations of these processes can give rise to aberrant channels that cause pathologies. Here we review channelopathies of the nervous system associated with dysfunctions at the post-translational level (folding, trafficking, degradation, subcellular localization, interactions with associated proteins and structural post-translational modifications)...
May 29, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565819/genetic-basis-of-pediatric-epilepsy-syndromes
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Dongli Zhang, Xiaoming Liu, Xingqiang Deng
Childhood epilepsy affects ~0.5-1% in the general population worldwide. Early-onset epileptic encephalopathies are considered to be severe neurological disorders, which lead to impaired motor, cognitive, and sensory development due to recurrence of seizures. Many of the observed epilepsy phenotypes are associated with specific chromosomal imbalances and thus display gene dosage effects, and also specific mutations of a variety of genes ranging from ion channels to transcription factors. High throughput sequencing technologies and whole exome sequencing have led to the recognition of several new candidate genes with a possible role in the pathogenesis of epileptic encephalopathies...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562477/sepsis-induced-channelopathy-in-skeletal-muscles-is-associated-with-expression-of-non-selective-channels
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Elisa Balboa, Fujiko Saavedra, Luis A Cea, Aníbal A Vargas, Valeria Ramírez, Rosalba Escamilla, Juan C Sáez, Tomás Regueira
Skeletal muscles (∼50% of the body weight) are affected during acute and late sepsis and represent one sepsis associate organ dysfunction. Cell membrane changes has been proposed to result from a channelopathy of yet unknown cause associated to mitochondrial dysfunction and muscle atrophy. We hypothesize that the channelopathy might be explained at least in part by the expression of non-selective channels. Here, this possibility was studied in a characterized mice model of late sepsis with evident skeletal muscle atrophy induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP)...
May 30, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527921/drug-induced-fatal-arrhythmias-acquired-long-qt-and-brugada-syndromes
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Isik Turker, Tomohiko Ai, Hideki Itoh, Minoru Horie
Since the early 1990s, the concept of primary "inherited" arrhythmia syndromes or ion channelopathies has evolved rapidly as a result of revolutionary progresses made in molecular genetics. Alterations in genes coding for membrane proteins such as ion channels or their associated proteins responsible for the generation of cardiac action potentials (AP) have been shown to cause specific malfunctions which eventually lead to cardiac arrhythmias. These arrhythmic disorders include congenital long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, short QT syndrome, progressive cardiac conduction disease, etc...
August 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527083/shared-mechanisms-of-epilepsy-migraine-and-affective-disorders
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Davide Zarcone, Simona Corbetta
Since the nineteenth century several clinical features have been observed in common between migraine and epilepsy (such as episodic attacks, triggering factors, presence of aura, frequent familiarity), but only in recent years researchers have really engaged in finding a common pathogenic mechanism. From studies of disease incidence, we understand how either migraine among patients with epilepsy or epilepsy among migraine patients are more frequent than in the general population. This association may result from a direct causality, by the same environmental risk factors and/or by a common genetic susceptibility...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496185/-gardos-channelopathy-a-variant-of-hereditary-stomatocytosis-with-complex-molecular-regulation
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Elisa Fermo, Anna Bogdanova, Polina Petkova-Kirova, Anna Zaninoni, Anna Paola Marcello, Asya Makhro, Pascal Hänggi, Laura Hertz, Jens Danielczok, Cristina Vercellati, Nadia Mirra, Alberto Zanella, Agostino Cortelezzi, Wilma Barcellini, Lars Kaestner, Paola Bianchi
The Gardos channel is a Ca(2+) sensitive, K(+) selective channel present in several tissues including RBCs, where it is involved in cell volume regulation. Recently, mutations at two different aminoacid residues in KCNN4 have been reported in patients with hereditary xerocytosis. We identified by whole exome sequencing a new family with two members affected by chronic hemolytic anemia carrying mutation R352H in the KCNN4 gene. No additional mutations in genes encoding for RBCs cytoskeletal, membrane or channel proteins were detected...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494446/mutation-load-of-multiple-ion-channel-gene-mutations-in-brugada-syndrome
#17
Francesca Gualandi, Fatima Zaraket, Michele Malagù, Giulia Parmeggiani, Cecilia Trabanelli, Sergio Fini, Xiao Dang, Xiaoming Wei, Mingyan Fang, Matteo Bertini, Roberto Ferrari, Alessandra Ferlini
Brugada syndrome is a primary arrhythmic syndrome that accounts for 20% of all sudden cardiac death cases in individuals with a structurally normal heart. Pathogenic variants associated with Brugada syndrome have been identified in over 19 genes, with SCN5A as a pivotal gene accounting for nearly 30% of cases. In contrast to other arrhythmogenic channelopathies (such as long QT syndrome), digenic inheritance has never been reported in Brugada syndrome. Exploring 66 cardiac genes using a new custom next-generation sequencing panel, we identified a double heterozygosity for pathogenic mutations in SCN5A and TRPM4 in a Brugada syndrome patient...
2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476643/in-vivo-assessment-of-neurological-channelopathies-application-of-peripheral-nerve-excitability-studies
#18
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Susan E Tomlinson, James Howells, David Burke
With the rapid evolution of understanding of neurological channelopathies comes a need for sensitive tools to evaluate patients in clinical practice. Neurological channelopathies with a single-gene basis can manifest as seizures, headache, ataxia, vertigo, confusion, weakness and neuropathic pain and it is likely that other genetic factors contribute to the phenotype of many of these disorders. Ion channel dysfunction can result in abnormal cell membrane excitability but utilisation of advanced neurophysiology techniques has lagged behind developments in clinical, genetic and imaging evaluation of channelopathies...
May 2, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470179/autoimmune-channelopathies-as-a-novel-mechanism-in-cardiac-arrhythmias
#19
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Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi, Franco Laghi-Pasini, Mohamed Boutjdir
Cardiac arrhythmias confer a considerable burden of morbidity and mortality in industrialized countries. Although coronary artery disease and heart failure are the prevalent causes of cardiac arrest, in 5-15% of patients, structural abnormalities at autopsy are absent. In a proportion of these patients, mutations in genes encoding cardiac ion channels are documented (inherited channelopathies), but, to date, the molecular autopsy is negative in nearly 70% of patients. Emerging evidence indicates that autoimmunity is involved in the pathogenesis of cardiac arrhythmias...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469493/beyond-the-electrocardiogram-mutations-in-cardiac-ion-channel-genes-underlie-nonarrhythmic-phenotypes
#20
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Thomas M Roston, Taylor Cunningham, Anna Lehman, Zachary W Laksman, Andrew D Krahn, Shubhayan Sanatani
Cardiac ion channelopathies are an important cause of sudden death in the young and include long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, idiopathic ventricular fibrillation, and short QT syndrome. Genes that encode ion channels have been implicated in all of these conditions, leading to the widespread implementation of genetic testing for suspected channelopathies. Over the past half-century, researchers have also identified systemic pathologies that extend beyond the arrhythmic phenotype in patients with ion channel gene mutations, including deafness, epilepsy, cardiomyopathy, periodic paralysis, and congenital heart disease...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Cardiology
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