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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727940/intestinal-transit-time-and-cortisol-mediated-stress-in-zebrafish
#1
Clayton Brady, Maxwell Denora, Ian Shannon, Karl J Clark, Adam Rich
Intestinal motility, the spontaneous and rhythmic smooth muscle contraction, is a complex process that is regulated by overlapping and redundant regulatory mechanisms. Primary regulators intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract include interstitial cells of Cajal, enteric neurons, and smooth muscle cells. Extrinsic primary regulators include the autonomic nervous system, immune system, and the endocrine system. Due to this complexity, a reductionist approach may be inappropriate if the ultimate goal is to understand motility regulation in vivo...
July 20, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705807/augmentation-of-cgmp-pkg-pathway-and-colonic-motility-by-hydrogen-sulfide
#2
Ancy D Nalli, Sayak Bhattacharya, Hongxia Wang, Derek M Kendig, John R Grider, Karnam S Murthy
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), like nitric oxide (NO), causes smooth muscle relaxation, but unlike NO, does not stimulate soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) activity and generate cGMP. The aim of this study was to investigate the interplay between NO and H2S in colonic smooth muscle. In colonic smooth muscle from rabbit, mouse and human, L-cysteine, substrate of cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE), or NaHS, an H2S donor, inhibited phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) activity and augmented the increase in cGMP levels, IP3 receptor phosphorylation at Ser(1756) (measured as a proxy for PKG activation), and muscle relaxation in response to NO donor, s-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), suggesting augmentation of cGMP/PKG pathway by H2S...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705234/in-silico-characterization-of-cell-cell-interactions-using-a-cellular-automata-model-of-cell-culture
#3
Takanori Kihara, Kosuke Kashitani, Jun Miyake
BACKGROUND: Cell proliferation is a key characteristic of eukaryotic cells. During cell proliferation, cells interact with each other. In this study, we developed a cellular automata model to estimate cell-cell interactions using experimentally obtained images of cultured cells. RESULTS: We used four types of cells; HeLa cells, human osteosarcoma (HOS) cells, rat mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), and rat smooth muscle A7r5 cells. These cells were cultured and stained daily...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689885/reduction-of-hydrogen-sulfide-synthesis-enzymes-cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-and-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-in-the-colon-of-patients-with-hirschsprungs-s-disease
#4
Christian Tomuschat, Anne Marie O'Donnell, David Coyle, Prem Puri
PURPOSE: Hirschsprung's associated enterocolitis (HAEC) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in Hirschsprung's Disease (HSCR). The pathogenesis of HAEC is poorly understood. In recent years, there is increasing evidence that a compromised intestinal barrier function plays a major role in the pathogenesis of HAEC. Hydrogen sulfide, synthesized from L-cysteine by two key enzymes, cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS) and cystathionine-γ-lysase (CSE) is reported to play a key role in regulating gastrointestinal motility and promoting resolution of inflammation...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688167/inhibition-of-hyaluronan-synthesis-attenuates-pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-lung-fibrosis
#5
Scott D Collum, Ning-Yuan Chen, Adriana M Hernandez, Ankit Hanmandlu, Heather Sweeney, Tinne C J Mertens, Tingting Weng, Fayong Luo, Jose G Molina, Jonathan Davies, Ian P Horan, Nick W Morrell, Javier Amione-Guerra, Odeaa Al-Jabbari, Keith Youker, Wenchao Sun, Jayakumar Rajadas, Paul L Bollyky, Bindu H Akkanti, Soma Jyothula, Neeraj Sinha, Ashrith Guha, Harry Karmouty-Quintana
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Group III Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a highly lethal and widespread lung disorder that is a common complication in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) where it is considered to be the single most significant predictor of mortality. While increased levels of hyaluronan have been observed in IPF patients, hyaluronan-mediated vascular remodelling and the hyaluronan-mediated mechanisms promoting PH associated with IPF are not fully understood. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Explanted lung tissue from patients with IPF with and without a diagnosis of PH was used to identify increased levels of hyaluronan...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685234/prostanoid-ep3-receptor-agonist-sulprostone-enhances-pacemaker-activity-of-colonic-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
#6
Man Woo Kim, Han Yi Jiao, Seok Won Kim, Chan Guk Park, Mei Jin Wu, Chansik Hong, Seok Choi, Jae Yeoul Jun
EP receptor activation by PGE2 regulates gastrointestinal motility by modulating smooth muscle contractility. Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) are pacemaker cells that regulate smooth muscle activity. We aimed to determine effects of the EP3 receptor agonist sulprostone on pacemaker potentials in colonic ICCs. We performed a whole cell patch clamp, RT-PCR, and Ca(2+) imaging in cultured ICCs from mouse colon. Sulprostone depolarized the membrane and increased pacemaker frequency. EP3 receptor antagonist blocked these sulprostone-induced effects...
July 6, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678840/diabetes-induced-oxidative-stress-mediates-upregulation-of-rhoa-rho-kinase-pathway-and-hypercontractility-of-gastric-smooth-muscle
#7
Sunila Mahavadi, Wimolpak Sriwai, Olivia Manion, John R Grider, Karnam S Murthy
The pathogenesis of diabetes-associated motility disorders are multifactorial and attributed to abnormalities in extrinsic and intrinsic innervation, and a decrease in the number of interstitial cells of Cajal, and nNOS expression and activity. Here we studied the effect of hyperglycemia on smooth muscle function. Using smooth muscles from the fundus of ob/ob mice and of wild type (WT) mice treated with 30 mM glucose (HG), we identified the molecular mechanism by which hyperglycemia upregulates RhoA/Rho kinase pathway and muscle contraction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653858/transplantation-of-a-human-tissue-engineered-bowel-in-an-athymic-rat-model
#8
Elie Zakhem, Riccardo Tamburrini, Giuseppe Orlando, Kenneth L Koch, Khalil N Bitar
Intestinal failure is a serious clinical condition characterized by loss of motility, absorptive function, and malnutrition. Current treatments do not provide the optimal solution for patients due to the numerous resulting complications. A bioengineered bowel that contains the necessary cellular components provides a viable option for patients. In this study, human tissue-engineered bowel (hTEB) was developed using a technique, whereby human-sourced smooth muscle cells were aligned and neoinnervated using human-sourced neural progenitor cells, resulting in the formation of intrinsically innervated smooth muscle sheets...
June 27, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652537/current-knowledge-of-ghrelin-in-amphibians
#9
Hiroyuki Kaiya, Kenji Kangawa, Mikiya Miyazato
We are exploring physiological importance of the ghrelin system in vertebrates. This review summarizes current knowledge of the ghrelin system in amphibians. Our study on ghrelin precursor in various amphibians revealed that the third amino acid with acyl modification has changed to threonine (Thr-3) instead of serine (Ser-3) only in the genus, Rana. Functional analyses of the ghrelin receptor in three species of amphibians, Japanese fire belly newt, American bullfrog and Japanese tree frog revealed that ghrelin and GHS-R1a agonists increase intracellular Ca(2+) concentration in HEK293 cells expressing each receptor, and that ligand selectivity of ghrelin with Ser-3 and Thr-3 that expected to see in the bullfrog receptor was not found in the two frog receptors, but in the newt receptor...
2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644441/micrornas-143-and-145-induce-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-modulate-the-expression-of-junction-proteins
#10
Lidia Avalle, Danny Incarnato, Aurora Savino, Marta Gai, Francesca Marino, Sara Pensa, Isaia Barbieri, Michael B Stadler, Paolo Provero, Salvatore Oliviero, Valeria Poli
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β is one of the major inducers of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), a crucial program that has a critical role in promoting carcinoma's metastasis formation. MicroRNAs-143 and -145, which are both TGF-β direct transcriptional targets, are essential for the differentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) during embryogenesis, a TGF-β-dependent process reminiscent of EMT. Their role in adult tissues is however less well defined and even ambiguous, as their expression was correlated both positively and negatively with tumor progression...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631296/hydrogen-sulphide-as-a-signaling-molecule-regulating-physiopathological-processes-in-gastrointestinal-motility
#11
REVIEW
M Jimenez, V Gil, M Martinez-Cutillas, N Mañé, D Gallego
The biology of H2 S is an emerging area of research since several biological functions have been recently attributed to this gaseous molecule in a vast number of regions including the cardiovascular, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and central nervous system. H2 S exerts anti-inflammatory effects and can be considered an endogenous mediator with potential effects on gastrointestinal motility. During the last years, our research group has investigated the role of H2 S as a regulator of gastrointestinal motility using both animal and human tissues...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620185/c-abl-regulates-gastrointestinal-muscularis-propria-homeostasis-via-erks
#12
Jinnan Xiang, Yiqun Zhang, Dandan Bao, Na Cao, Xin Zhang, Ping Li, Shoutao Qiu, Jigang Guo, Dan He, Baojie Li, Liqing Yao, Huijuan Liu
The gastrointestinal tract is responsible for food digestion and absorption. The muscularis propria propels the foodstuff through the GI tract and defects in intestine motility may cause obstruction disorders. Our present genetic studies identified non-receptor tyrosine kinase c-Abl as an important regulator of the muscularis propria homeostasis and a risk factor for rectal prolapse. Mouse deficient for c-Abl showed defects in the muscularis propria of gastrointestinal tract and older c-Abl (-/-) mice developed megaesophagus and rectal prolapse...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606962/endothelin-1-promotes-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-migration-across-the-artery-wall-a-mechanism-contributing-to-vascular-remodelling-and-intimal-hyperplasia-in-giant-cell-arteritis
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Ester Planas-Rigol, Nekane Terrades-Garcia, Marc Corbera-Bellalta, Ester Lozano, Marco A Alba, Marta Segarra, Georgina Espígol-Frigolé, Sergio Prieto-González, José Hernández-Rodríguez, Sara Preciado, Rodolfo Lavilla, Maria C Cid
BACKGROUND: Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory disease of large/medium-sized arteries, frequently involving the temporal arteries (TA). Inflammation-induced vascular remodelling leads to vaso-occlusive events. Circulating endothelin-1 (ET-1) is increased in patients with GCA with ischaemic complications suggesting a role for ET-1 in vascular occlusion beyond its vasoactive function. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether ET-1 induces a migratory myofibroblastic phenotype in human TA-derived vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) leading to intimal hyperplasia and vascular occlusion in GCA...
June 12, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606038/site-related-effects-of-relaxin-in-the-gastrointestinal-tract-through-nitric-oxide-signaling-an-updated-report
#14
Rachele Garella, Roberta Squecco, Maria Caterina Baccari
The peptide hormone relaxin (RLX), in addition to its effects on reproduction, has been reported to influence gastrointestinal motility. Interestingly, the digestive tract has been shown to express RLX receptors and the hormone appears to exert site-specific effects acting at the neural or at the smooth muscle level, mainly by a nitric oxide (NO)-mediated mechanism. NO, released by the enteric nerves and/or smooth muscle cells, is one of the main mediators of gastrointestinal relaxation. In fact, in murine in vitro preparations, RLX depresses organ motility acting at the neural level in the stomach and at the muscular level in the small intestine; conversely, in the colon, this hormone paradoxically increases contractility operating at both neural and muscle levels...
June 12, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580775/persistent-distention-of-colon-damages-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-through-ca-2-erk-ap-1-mir-34c-scf-deregulation
#15
Shu Yang, Fang Dong, Dandan Li, Haimei Sun, Bo Wu, Tingyi Sun, Yaxi Wang, Ping Shen, Fengqing Ji, Deshan Zhou
Gastrointestinal motility disorders (GMDs) are attributed to loss of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), whose survival and function are deeply dependent on the activation of KIT/SCF signalling. Based on the facts that gastrointestinal distention is common in GMD patients and SCF produced by smooth muscle cells (SMCs) is usually decreased before ICC loss, we considered a possible contribution of persistent gastrointestinal distention/stretch to SCF deficiency. In this study, chronic colonic distention mouse model, diabetic gastrointestinal paresis mouse model, cultured mouse colonic SMCs and colon specimens from Hirschsprung's disease patients were used...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580281/glucagon-like-peptide-2-promotes-gallbladder-refilling-via-a-tgr5-independent-glp-2r-dependent-pathway
#16
Bernardo Yusta, Dianne Matthews, Grace B Flock, John R Ussher, Brigitte Lavoie, Gary M Mawe, Daniel J Drucker
OBJECTIVE: Glucagon-like peptides (GLPs) are secreted from enteroendocrine cells in response to nutrients and bile acids and control metabolism via actions on structurally-related yet distinct G protein coupled receptors. GLP-1 regulates gut motility, appetite, islet function, and glucose homeostasis, whereas GLP-2 enhances intestinal nutrient absorption. GLP-1R agonists are used to treat diabetes and obesity, and a GLP-2R agonist is approved to treat short bowel syndrome. Unexpectedly, reports of gallbladder disease have been associated with the use of both GLP-1R and GLP-2R agonists and after bariatric surgery, although the mechanisms remain unknown...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542204/similar-regulatory-mechanisms-of-caveolins-and-cavins-by-myocardin-family-coactivators-in-arterial-and-bladder-smooth-muscle
#17
Baoyi Zhu, Catarina Rippe, Tran Thi Hien, Jianwen Zeng, Sebastian Albinsson, Karin G Stenkula, Bengt Uvelius, Karl Swärd
Caveolae are membrane invaginations present at high densities in muscle and fat. Recent work has demonstrated that myocardin family coactivators (MYOCD, MKL1), which are important for contractile differentiation and cell motility, increase caveolin (CAV1, CAV2, CAV3) and cavin (CAVIN1, CAVIN2, CAVIN3) transcription, but several aspects of this control mechanism remain to be investigated. Here, using promoter reporter assays we found that both MKL1/MRTF-A and MKL2/MRTF-B control caveolins and cavins via their proximal promoter sequences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529530/chai-qin-cheng-qi-decoction-and-carbachol-improve-intestinal-motility-by-regulating-protein-kinase-c-mediated-ca-2-release-in-colonic-smooth-muscle-cells-in-rats-with-acute-necrotising-pancreatitis
#18
Chen-Long Zhang, Zi-Qi Lin, Rui-Jie Luo, Xiao-Xin Zhang, Jia Guo, Wei Wu, Na Shi, Li-Hui Deng, Wei-Wei Chen, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Shameena Bharucha, Wei Huang, Robert Sutton, John A Windsor, Ping Xue, Qing Xia
Chai-Qin-Cheng-Qi decoction (CQCQD) improves intestinal motility in acute pancreatitis (AP), but the mechanism(s) require elucidation. We investigated the effects of CQCQD and carbachol, a prokinetic agent, on colonic smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in L-arginine-induced necrotising AP model in rats. In treatment groups, intragastric CQCQD (20 g/kg, 2 hourly × 3 doses) or intraperitoneal carbachol (60 μg/kg) was given 24 hours after induction of AP. Both CQCQD and carbachol decreased the severity of pancreatic and colonic histopathology (all P < 0...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526042/c-kit-receptor-immunopositive-interstitial-cells-cajal-type-in-the-porcine-reproductive-tract
#19
Malgorzata Domino, Bartosz Pawlinski, Romuald Zabielski, Zdzislaw Gajewski
BACKGROUND: Interstitial Cajal cells have been suspected as being the pacemaker cells of smooth muscle motor activity and discharging slow triggering waves in the gut as well as in other organs containing smooth muscles where they are known as interstitial Cajal-like cells (ICLC). The present study describes ICLC localization and density in the porcine oviduct and uterus. Differences in ICLC density were examined using histological, immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent methods and c-kit expression was determined...
May 19, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507166/matrix-stiffness-regulates-migration-of-human-lung-fibroblasts
#20
Shuichi Asano, Satoru Ito, Kota Takahashi, Kishio Furuya, Masashi Kondo, Masahiro Sokabe, Yoshinori Hasegawa
In patients with pulmonary diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome, progressive pulmonary fibrosis is caused by dysregulated wound healing via activation of fibroblasts after lung inflammation or severe damage. Migration of fibroblasts toward the fibrotic lesions plays an important role in pulmonary fibrosis. Fibrotic tissue in the lung is much stiffer than normal lung tissue. Emerging evidence supports the hypothesis that the stiffness of the matrix is not only a consequence of fibrosis, but also can induce fibroblast activation...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
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