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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137928/camkii%C3%AE-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-nmdar-hypofunction-schizophrenia-putative-roles-for-igf-1r-and-tlr4
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O M Ogundele, C C Lee
Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that is linked to social behavioral deficits and other negative symptoms associated with hippocampal synaptic dysfunction. Synaptic mechanism of schizophrenia is characterized by loss of hippocampal N-Methyl-d-Aspartate Receptor (NMDAR) activity (NMDAR hypofunction) and dendritic spines. Previous studies show that genetic deletion of hippocampal synaptic regulatory calcium-calmodulin dependent kinase II alpha (CaMKIIα) cause synaptic and behavioral defects associated with schizophrenia in mice...
November 11, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045723/acute-administration-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induces-spontaneous-calcium-release-via-the-reactive-oxygen-species-pathway-in-atrial-myocytes
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Song Zuo, Lin-Ling Li, Yan-Fei Ruan, Le Jiang, Xin Li, Song-Nan Li, Song-Nan Wen, Rong Bai, Nian Liu, Xin Du, Jian-Zeng Dong, Chang-Sheng Ma
Aims: The arrhythmogenic mechanisms of atrial fibrillation (AF) that are induced by acute inflammation, such as postoperative AF, are not well understood. We investigated the acute effects of tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) that mimic acute inflammation on Ca2+ handling in isolated atrial myocytes and its underlying mechanisms. Methods and results: Cytosol Ca2+ handling and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production were studied in freshly isolated atrial myocytes of wild-type mice that were exposed to TNF-α (0...
October 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990082/fluid-shear-stress-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-and-arrests-the-cell-cycle-at-the-g0-phase-via-the-erk1-2-pathway
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Liyin Yu, Xingfeng Ma, Junqin Sun, Jie Tong, Liang Shi, Lijun Sun, Jianbao Zhang
Numerous studies have demonstrated that fluid shear stress (FSS) may promote the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblast cells. However, proliferation and differentiation are mutually exclusive processes and are unlikely to be promoted by FSS simultaneously. Cell proliferation and differentiation induced by FSS has rarely been reported. In order to provide an insight into this process, the present study investigated the effects of FSS on osteoblast‑like MC3T3 cells in the G0/G1 phase, the period during which the fate of a cell is determined...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954869/the-long-3-utr-mrna-of-camkii-is-essential-for-translation-dependent-plasticity-of-spontaneous-release-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Elena A Kuklin, Stephen Alkins, Baskar Bakthavachalu, Maria C Genco, Indulekha Sudhakaran, K Vijay Raghavan, Mani Ramaswami, Leslie C Griffith
A null mutation of the Drosophila calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II gene (CaMKII) was generated using homologous recombination. Null animals survive to larval and pupal stages due to a large maternal contribution of CaMKII mRNA, which consists of a short 3'-untranslated region (UTR) form lacking regulatory elements that guide local translation. The selective loss of the long 3'UTR mRNA in CaMKII-null larvae allows us to test its role in plasticity. Development and evoked function of the larval neuromuscular junction are surprisingly normal, but the resting rate of miniature excitatory junctional potentials (mEJPs) is significantly lower in CaMKII mutants...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855948/astragalus-granule-prevents-ca-2-current-remodeling-in-heart-failure-by-the-downregulation-of-camkii
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Sinai Li, Yibing Nong, Qun Gao, Jing Liu, Yan Li, Xiaoyun Cui, Jie Wan, Jinjin Lu, Mingjie Sun, Qian Wu, Xiaolu Shi, Haifeng Cui, Weihong Liu, Mingxue Zhou, Lina Li, Qian Lin
BACKGROUND: Astragalus was broadly used for treating heart failure (HF) and arrhythmias in East Asia for thousands of years. Astragalus granule (AG), extracted from Astragalus, shows beneficial effect on the treatment of HF in clinical research. We hypothesized that administration of AG prevents the remodeling of L-type Ca(2+) current (ICa-L) in HF mice by the downregulation of Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII). METHODS: HF mice were induced by thoracic aortic constriction (TAC)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842915/roles-of-impaired-intracellular-calcium-cycling-in-arrhythmogenicity-of-diabetic-mouse-model
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Chung-Chuan Chou, Chien-Te Ho, Hui-Ling Lee, Yen Chu, Tzung-Hai Yen, Ming-Shien Wen, Shien-Fong Lin, Cheng-Hung Lee, Po-Cheng Chang
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is associated an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs), but the underlying electrophysiological mechanisms are not fully explored. This study was aimed to test whether dynamic factors and Cai handling play roles in arrhythmogenesis of a diabetic animal model. METHODS: We used 26 db/db type 2 diabetes mice and 28 control mice in this study. VA inducibility was evaluated in vivo under isoflurane general anesthesia. The intracellular Ca(2+) (Cai ) and membrane voltage (Vm ) signals of the Langendorff-perfused mouse hearts were simultaneously recorded using the optical mapping technique...
August 26, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720858/gsk-3%C3%AE-deletion-in-dentate-gyrus-excitatory-neuron-impairs-synaptic-plasticity-and-memory
#7
Enjie Liu, Ao-Ji Xie, Qiuzhi Zhou, Mengzhu Li, Shujuan Zhang, Shihong Li, Weijin Wang, Xiaochuan Wang, Qun Wang, Jian-Zhi Wang
Increasing evidence suggests that glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) plays a crucial role in neurodegenerative/psychiatric disorders, while pan-neural knockout of GSK-3β also shows detrimental effects. Currently, the function of GSK-3β in specific type of neurons is elusive. Here, we infused AAV-CaMKII-Cre-2A-eGFP into GSK-3β(lox/lox) mice to selectively delete the kinase in excitatory neurons of hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG), and studied the effects on cognitive/psychiatric behaviors and the molecular mechanisms...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608248/the-analgesic-effect-of-trans-resveratrol-is-regulated-by-calcium-channels-in-the-hippocampus-of-mice
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Weijie Wang, Yingcong Yu, Jing Li, Lin Wang, Zhi Li, Chong Zhang, Linlin Zhen, Lianshu Ding, Gang Wang, Xiaoyang Sun, Ying Xu
Resveratrol has been widely studied in terms of it's potential to slow the progression of many diseases. But little is known about the mechanism of action in neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is the main type of chronic pain associated with tissue injury. Calcium channels and calcium/caffeine-sensitive pools are associated with analgesic pathway involving neuropathic pain. Our previous study suggested that the antinociceptive effect of resveratrol was involved in Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent signaling in the spinal cord of mice...
August 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573136/effects-of-wenxin-keli-on-cardiac-hypertrophy-and-arrhythmia-via-regulation-of-the-calcium-calmodulin-dependent-kinase-ii-signaling-pathway
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Xinyu Yang, Yu Chen, Yanda Li, Xiaomeng Ren, Yanwei Xing, Hongcai Shang
We investigated the effects of Wenxin Keli (WXKL) on the Calcium/Calmodulin dependent kinase II (CaMK II) signal transduction pathway with transverse aortic constriction (TAC) rats. Echocardiographic measurements were obtained 3 and 9 weeks after the surgery. Meanwhile, the action potentials (APDs) were recorded using the whole-cell patch clamp technique, and western blotting was used to assess components of the CaMK II signal transduction pathway. At both 3 and 9 weeks after treatment, the fractional shortening (FS%) increased in the WXKL group compared with the TAC group...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487342/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-activity-persists-during-chronic-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-blockade-in-experimental-and-human-heart-failure
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Matthias Dewenter, Stefan Neef, Christiane Vettel, Simon Lämmle, Christina Beushausen, Laura C Zelarayan, Sylvia Katz, Albert von der Lieth, Stefanie Meyer-Roxlau, Silvio Weber, Thomas Wieland, Samuel Sossalla, Johannes Backs, Joan H Brown, Lars S Maier, Ali El-Armouche
BACKGROUND: Considerable evidence suggests that calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) overactivity plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF), a condition characterized by excessive β-adrenoceptor (β-AR) stimulation. Recent studies indicate a significant cross talk between β-AR signaling and CaMKII activation presenting CaMKII as a possible downstream mediator of detrimental β-AR signaling in HF. In this study, we investigated the effect of chronic β-AR blocker treatment on CaMKII activity in human and experimental HF...
May 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431968/cannabinoid-cb1-and-cb2-receptors-differentially-modulate-l-and-t-type-ca-2-channels-in-rat-retinal-ganglion-cells
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Wen-Jing Qian, Ning Yin, Feng Gao, Yanying Miao, Qian Li, Fang Li, Xing-Huai Sun, Xiong-Li Yang, Zhongfeng Wang
Endocannabinoid signaling system is involved in regulating multiple neuronal functions in the central nervous system by activating G-protein coupled cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors (CB1Rs and CB2Rs). Growing evidence has shown that CB1Rs and CB2Rs are extensively expressed in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Here, modulation of L- and T-types Ca(2+) channels by activating CB1Rs and CB2Rs in RGCs was investigated. Triple immunofluorescent staining showed that L-type subunit CaV1.2 was co-localized with T-type subunits (CaV3...
April 18, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383548/mir-146a-facilitates-osteoarthritis-by-regulating-cartilage-homeostasis-via-targeting-camk2d-and-ppp3r2
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Xudong Zhang, Chuandong Wang, Jingyu Zhao, Jiajia Xu, Yiyun Geng, Liming Dai, Yan Huang, Sai-Chuen Fu, Kerong Dai, Xiaoling Zhang
Osteoarthritis (OA), characterized by insufficient extracellular matrix synthesis and cartilage degeneration, is known as an incurable disease because its pathogenesis is poorly elucidated. Thus far, limited information is available regarding the pathophysiological role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in OA. In this study, we investigated the specific function of miR-146a in OA pathophysiology using mouse OA models. We found that the articular cartilage degeneration of miR-146a knockout (KO) mice was alleviated compared with that of the wild-type (WT) mice in spontaneous and instability-induced OA models...
April 6, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355553/deciphering-camkii-multimerization-using-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy-and-homo-fret-analysis
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Pabak Sarkar, Kaitlin A Davis, Henry L Puhl, Jithesh V Veetil, Tuan A Nguyen, Steven S Vogel
While kinases are typically composed of one or two subunits, calcium-calmodulin (CaM)-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) is composed of 8-14 subunits arranged as pairs around a central core. It is not clear if the CaMKII holoenzyme functions as an assembly of independent subunits, as catalytic pairs, or as a single unit. One strategy to address this question is to genetically engineer monomeric and dimeric CaMKII and evaluate how their activity compares to the wild-type (WT) holoenzyme. Here a technique that combines fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and homo-FRET analysis was used to characterize assembly mutants of Venus-tagged CaMKIIα to identify a dimeric CaMKII...
March 28, 2017: Biophysical Journal
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
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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...
June 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242257/exendin-4-inhibits-structural-remodeling-and-improves-ca-2-homeostasis-in-rats-with-heart-failure-via-the-glp-1-receptor-through-the-enos-cgmp-pkg-pathway
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Jingjing Chen, Dandan Wang, Fangai Wang, Shaobo Shi, Yuting Chen, Bo Yang, Yanhong Tang, Congxin Huang
The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist exendin-4 is a long-acting analog of GLP-1, which stimulates insulin secretion and is clinically used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated that GLP-1 agonists and analogs serve as cardioprotective factors in various conditions. Disturbances in calcium cycling are characteristic of heart failure (HF); therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of exendin-4 (a GLP-1 mimetic) on the regulation of calcium handling and to identify the underlying mechanisms in an HF rat model after myocardial infarction (MI)...
April 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220073/enhanced-late-na-and-ca-currents-as-effective-antiarrhythmic-drug-targets
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Hrayr S Karagueuzian, Arash Pezhouman, Marina Angelini, Riccardo Olcese
While recent advances clarified the molecular and cellular modes of action of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs), their link to suppression of dynamical arrhythmia mechanisms remains only partially understood. The current classifications of AADs (Classes I, III, and IV) rely on blocking peak Na, K and L-type calcium currents (ICa,L), with Class II with dominant beta receptor blocking activity and Class V including drugs with diverse classes of actions. The discovery that the calcium and redox sensor, cardiac Ca/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) enhances both the late Na (INa-L) and the late ICa,L in patients at high risk of VT/VF provided a new and a rational AAD target...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094445/presynaptic-inhibition-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type-1-trpv1-receptors-by-noradrenaline-in-nociceptive-neurons
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Saikat Chakraborty, Vincent Elvezio, Martin Kaczocha, Mario Rebecchi, Michelino Puopolo
KEY POINTS: The transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) receptor is a polymodal molecular integrator in the pain pathway expressed in Aδ- and C-fibre nociceptors and is responsible for the thermal hyperalgesia associated with inflammatory pain. Noradrenaline strongly inhibited the activity of TRPV1 channels in dorsal root ganglia neurons. The effect of noradrenaline was reproduced by clonidine and antagonized by yohimbine, consistent with contribution of α2 adrenergic receptors...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011257/cellular-subtype-expression-and-activation-of-camkii-regulate-the-fate-of-atherosclerotic-plaque
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Angela Serena Maione, Ersilia Cipolletta, Daniela Sorriento, Francesco Borriello, Maria Soprano, Maria Rosaria Rusciano, Vittoria D'Esposito, Abdul Karim Markabaoui, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Giovanni Martino, Lucio Maresca, Giuseppe Nobile, Pietro Campiglia, Pietro Formisano, Michele Ciccarelli, Gianni Marone, Bruno Trimarco, Guido Iaccarino, Maddalena Illario
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Atherosclerosis is a degenerative process of the arterial wall implicating activation of macrophages and proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells. Calcium-calmodulin dependent kinase type II (CaMKII) in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) regulates proliferation, while in macrophages, this kinase governs diapedesis, infiltration and release of extracellular matrix enzymes. We aimed at understanding the possible role of CaMKII in atherosclerosis plaques to regulate plaque evolution towards stability or instability...
January 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906053/attenuated-ca-2-release-in-a-mouse-model-of-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-2a
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Marino DiFranco, Irina Kramerova, Julio L Vergara, Melissa Jan Spencer
BACKGROUND: Mutations in CAPN3 cause limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2A (LGMD2A), a progressive muscle wasting disease. CAPN3 is a non-lysosomal, Ca-dependent, muscle-specific proteinase. Ablation of CAPN3 (calpain-3 knockout (C3KO) mice) leads to reduced ryanodine receptor (RyR1) expression and abnormal Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (Ca-CaMKII)-mediated signaling. We previously reported that Ca(2+) release measured by fura2-FF imaging in response to single action potential stimulation was reduced in old C3KO mice; however, the use of field stimulation prevented investigation of the mechanisms underlying this impairment...
February 24, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905406/differential-roles-for-l-type-calcium-channel-subtypes-in-alcohol-dependence
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Stefanie Uhrig, David Vandael, Andrea Marcantoni, Nina Dedic, Ainhoa Bilbao, Miriam A Vogt, Natalie Hirth, Laura Broccoli, Rick E Bernardi, Kai Schönig, Peter Gass, Dusan Bartsch, Rainer Spanagel, Jan M Deussing, Wolfgang H Sommer, Emilio Carbone, Anita C Hansson
It has previously been shown that the inhibition of L-type calcium channels (LTCCs) decreases alcohol consumption, although the contribution of the central LTCC subtypes Cav1.2 and Cav1.3 remains unknown. Here, we determined changes in Cav1.2 (Cacna1c) and Cav1.3 (Cacna1d) mRNA and protein expression in alcohol-dependent rats during protracted abstinence and naive controls using in situ hybridization and western blot analysis. Functional validation was obtained by electrophysiological recordings of calcium currents in dissociated hippocampal pyramidal neurons...
April 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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