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Chengyuan Lin, Jin Bai, Mulan He, Anderson O L Wong
In this study, structural analysis of grass carp prolactin (PRL) gene was performed and the signaling mechanisms for pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide (PACAP) regulation of PRL promoter activity were investigated. In αT3-1 cells, PRL promoter activity could be induced by oPACAP38 which was blocked by PACAP antagonist but not the VIP antagonist. The stimulatory effect of oPACAP38 was mimicked by activation of AC/cAMP and voltage-sensitive Ca2+ channel (VSCC) signaling, or induction of Ca2+ entry...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jorge Tovar-Díaz, Matthew B Pomrenze, Russell Kan, Bahram Pahlavan, Hitoshi Morikawa
Stressful events rapidly trigger activity-dependent synaptic plasticity, driving the formation of aversive memories. However, it remains unclear how stressful experience affects plasticity mechanisms to regulate appetitive learning, such as intake of addictive drugs. Using rats, we show that corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and α1 adrenergic receptor (α1AR) signaling enhance the plasticity of NMDA-receptor-mediated glutamatergic transmission in ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine (DA) neurons through distinct effects on inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate (IP3 )-dependent Ca2+ signaling...
March 6, 2018: Cell Reports
Edgar Djaha Yoboue, Roberto Sitia, Thomas Simmen
Many cellular redox reactions housed within mitochondria, peroxisomes and the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) generate hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ) and other reactive oxygen species (ROS). The contribution of each organelle to the total cellular ROS production is considerable, but varies between cell types and also over time. Redox-regulatory enzymes are thought to assemble at a "redox triangle" formed by mitochondria, peroxisomes and the ER, assembling "redoxosomes" that sense ROS accumulations and redox imbalances...
February 28, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
John Cleator, Christopher Wells, Jane Dingus, David T Kurtz, John D Hildebrandt
Ser54 of Gs α binds guanine nucleotide and Mg2+ as part of a conserved sequence motif in GTP binding proteins. Mutating the homologous residue in small and heterotrimeric G proteins generates dominant negative proteins, but by protein-specific mechanisms. For αi/o this results from persistent binding of α to β γ, whereas for small GTP binding proteins and αs , this results from persistent binding to Guanine nucleotide Exchange Factor or receptor. This work examined the role of βγ interactions in mediating the properties of the Ser54-like mutants of Gα subunits...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Nils J G Rorsman, Chau M Ta, Hannah Garnett, Pawel Swietach, Paolo Tammaro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Optogenetic control of electromechanical coupling in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is emerging as a powerful research tool with potential applications in drug discovery and therapeutics. However, the precise ionic mechanisms involved in this control remain unclear. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Cell imaging, patch-clamp electrophysiology, and muscle tension recordings were used to define these mechanisms over a wide range of light stimulations...
February 27, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
Renata Gonçalves, Ana Paula Zanatta, Fernanda Carvalho Cavalari, Monica Andressa Wessner do Nascimento, Christelle Delalande-Lecapitaine, Hélène Bouraïma-Lelong, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva
We investigated the acute effect of low concentrations of BPA on calcium influx and the mechanism of action of BPA in this rapid response in the rat testis. BPA increased calcium influx at 1 pM and 1 nM at 300 s of incubation, in a similar manner to that of estradiol. At 1 pM, BPA stimulated calcium influx independently of classical estrogen receptors, consistent with a G-protein coupled receptor. This effect also involves the modulation of ionic channels, such as K+ , TRPV1 and Cl- channels. Furthermore, BPA is able to modulate calcium from intracellular storages by inhibiting SERCA and activating IP3 receptor/Ca2+ channels at the endoplasmic reticulum and activate kinase proteins, such as PKA and PKC...
February 21, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
Boriana K Tchernookova, Chad Heer, Marin Young, David Swygart, Ryan Kaufman, Michael Gongwer, Lexi Shepherd, Hannah Caringal, Jason Jacoby, Matthew A Kreitzer, Robert Paul Malchow
Small alterations in extracellular acidity are potentially important modulators of neuronal signaling within the vertebrate retina. Here we report a novel extracellular acidification mechanism mediated by glial cells in the retina. Using self-referencing H+-selective microelectrodes to measure extracellular H+ fluxes, we show that activation of retinal Müller (glial) cells of the tiger salamander by micromolar concentrations of extracellular ATP induces a pronounced extracellular H+ flux independent of bicarbonate transport...
2018: PloS One
Pavel Montes de Oca Balderas, Horacio Montes de Oca Balderas
Background: Astrocytes were conceived for decades only as supporting cells of the brain. However, the observation of Ca2+ waves in astrocyte synctitia, their neurotransmitter receptor expression and gliotransmitter secretion suggested a role in information handling, conception that has some controversies. Synaptic Neuron-Astrocyte metabotropic communication mediated by Inositol tris-phosphate (SN-AmcIP3) is supported by different reports. However, some models contradict this idea and Ca2+ stores are 1000 ± 325 nm apart from the Postsynaptic Density in the Perisynaptic Astrocyte Projections (PAP's), suggesting that SN-AmcIP3 is extrasynaptic...
2018: BMC Biophysics
Nadine Kabbani, Robert A Nichols
The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) is a ligand-gated ion channel (LGIC) that plays an important role in cellular calcium signaling and contributes to several neurological diseases. Agonist binding to the α7 nAChR induces fast channel activation followed by inactivation and prolonged desensitization while triggering long-lasting calcium signaling. These activities foster neurotransmitter release, synaptic plasticity, and somatodendritic regulation in the brain. We discuss here the ability of α7 nAChRs to operate in ionotropic (α7 i ) and metabotropic (α7 m ) modes, leading to calcium-induced calcium release (CICR) and G protein-associated inositol trisphosphate (IP 3 )-induced calcium release (IICR), respectively...
February 7, 2018: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
James P Mackay, Wissam B Nassrallah, Lynn A Raymond
Huntington's disease (HD) is a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder of typically middle-aged onset for which there is no disease-modifying treatment. Caudate and putamen medium-sized spiny projection neurons (SPNs) most severely degenerate in HD. However, it is unclear why mutant huntingtin protein (mHTT) is preferentially toxic to these neurons or why symptoms manifest only relatively late in life. mHTT interacts with numerous neuronal proteins. Likewise, multiple SPN cellular processes have been described as altered in various HD models...
February 9, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
Riccardo Filadi, Nuno Santos Leal, Bernadette Schreiner, Alice Rossi, Giacomo Dentoni, Catarina Moreira Pinho, Birgitta Wiehager, Domenico Cieri, Tito Calì, Paola Pizzo, Maria Ankarcrona
The mitochondrial translocase of the outer membrane (TOM) is a protein complex that is essential for the post-translational import of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial proteins. Among its subunits, TOM70 and TOM20 are only transiently associated with the core complex, suggesting their possible additional roles within the outer mitochondrial membrane (OMM). Here, by using different mammalian cell lines, we demonstrate that TOM70, but not TOM20, clusters in distinct OMM foci, frequently overlapping with sites in which the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contacts mitochondria...
February 5, 2018: Current Biology: CB
Vishal R Yadav, Tengyao Song, Lin Mei, Leroy Joseph, Yun-Min Zheng, Yong-Xiao Wang
Hypoxia-induced pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) is attributed to an increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs). We have reported that phospholipase C-γ1 (PLCγ1) plays a significant role in the hypoxia-induced increase in [Ca2+]i in PASMCs and attendant HPV. In this study, we intended to determine molecular mechanisms for hypoxic Ca2+ and contractile responses in PASMCs. Our data reveal that hypoxic vasoconstriction occurs in PAs, but not in mesenteric arteries (MAs)...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Lauren J Albee, Heather M LaPorte, Xianlong Gao, Jonathan M Eby, You-Hong Cheng, Amanda M Nevins, Brian F Volkman, Vadim Gaponenko, Matthias Majetschak
Recent observations suggest that atypical chemokine receptor (ACKR)3 and chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor (CXCR)4 regulate human vascular smooth muscle function through hetero-oligomerization with α1-adrenoceptors. Here, we show that ACKR3 also regulates arginine vasopressin receptor (AVPR)1A. We observed that ACKR3 agonists inhibit arginine vasopressin (aVP)-induced inositol trisphosphate (IP3) production in human vascular smooth muscle cells (hVSMCs) and antagonize aVP-mediated constriction of isolated arteries...
January 2018: Open Biology
Anouar Belkacemi, Xin Hui, Barbara Wardas, Matthias W Laschke, Ulrich Wissenbach, Michael D Menger, Peter Lipp, Andreas Beck, Veit Flockerzi
Voltage-gated calcium channels (Cavs) are major Ca2+ entry pathways in excitable cells. Their β subunits facilitate membrane trafficking of the channel's ion-conducting α1 pore and modulate its gating properties. We report that one β subunit, β3, reduces Ca2+ release following stimulation of phospholipase C-coupled receptors and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3 ) formation. This effect requires the SH3-HOOK domain of Cavβ3, includes physical β3/IP3 receptor interaction, and prevails when agonist-induced IP3 formation is bypassed by photolysis of caged IP3 ...
January 30, 2018: Cell Reports
Bernard T Drumm, Benjamin E Rembetski, Caroline A Cobine, Salah A Baker, Gerard P Sergeant, Mark A Hollywood, Keith D Thornbury, Kenton M Sanders
Urethral smooth muscle cells (USMC) generate myogenic tone and contribute to urinary continence. Currently, little is known about Ca2+ signalling in USMC in situ, and therefore little is known about the source(s) of Ca2+ required for excitation-contraction coupling. We characterized Ca2+ signalling in USMC within intact urethral muscles using a genetically encoded Ca2+ sensor, GCaMP3, expressed selectively in USMC. USMC fired spontaneous intracellular Ca2+ waves that did not propagate cell-to-cell across muscle bundles...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Physiology
Qin Li, Amal Dutta, Charles Kresge, Abhijit Bugde, Andrew P Feranchak
Bile acids stimulate a bicarbonate-rich choleresis in part through effects on cholangiocytes. As Cl- channels in the apical membrane of cholangiocytes provide the driving force for secretion and TMEM16A has been identified as the Ca2+ -activated Cl- channel in the apical membrane of cholangiocytes (1), the aim of the present study was to determine if TMEM16A is the target of bile acid-stimulated Cl- secretion and to identify the regulatory pathway involved. In these studies of mouse, rat, and human biliary epithelium exposure to Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) or Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) rapidly increased the rate of exocytosis, ATP release, [Ca2+ ]i , membrane Cl- permeability, and transepithelial secretion...
January 23, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Jun Li, Rui Zhou, Bei-Bei Bie, Na Huang, Ying Guo, Hai-Yan Chen, Meng-Jiao Shi, Jun Yang, Jian Zhang, Zong-Fang Li
AIM: To investigate the effects of combined use of emodin and baicalein (CEB) at the cellular and organism levels in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) and explore the underlying mechanism. METHODS: SAP was induced by retrograde infusion of 5% sodium taurocholate into the pancreatic duct in 48 male SD rats. Pancreatic histopathology score, serum amylase activity, and levels of tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and IL-10 were determined to assess the effects of CEB at 12 h after the surgery...
January 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Mickaël F El Hachmane, Anna Ermund, Cecilia Brännmark, Charlotta S Olofsson
Here we have applied ratiometric measurements of intracellular Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]i) to show that extracellularly applied ATP (100 mM) stimulates store-operated Ca2+ entry (SOCE) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. ATP produced a rapid increase in [Ca2+]i consisting of an initial transient elevation followed by a sustained elevated phase that could be observed only in the presence of extracellular Ca2+ Gene expression data and [Ca2+]i recordings with uridine-5'-triphosphate (UTP) or with the phospholipase C (PLC) inhibitor U73122 demonstrated the involvement of purinergic P2Y2 receptors and the PLC/inositol trisphosphate (IP3) pathway...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical Journal
Todd A Fiacco, Ken D McCarthy
A major controversy persists within the field of glial biology concerning whether or not, under physiological conditions, neuronal activity leads to Ca2+-dependent release of neurotransmitters from astrocytes, a phenomenon known as gliotransmission. Our perspective is that, while we and others can apply techniques to cause gliotransmission, there is considerable evidence gathered using astrocyte-specific and more physiological approaches which suggests that gliotransmission is a pharmacological phenomenon rather than a physiological process...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Hideaki Ando, Katsuhiro Kawaai, Benjamin Bonneau, Katsuhiko Mikoshiba
The calcium ion (Ca2+) is a ubiquitous intracellular signaling molecule that regulates diverse physiological and pathological processes, including cancer. Increasing evidence indicates that oncogenes and tumor suppressors regulate the Ca2+ transport systems. Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptors (IP3Rs) are IP3-activated Ca2+ release channels located on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). They play pivotal roles in the regulation of cell death and survival by controlling Ca2+ transfer from the ER to mitochondria through mitochondria-associated ER membranes (MAMs)...
December 20, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
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