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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706890/simvastatin-enhances-activity-and-trafficking-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-in-hippocampal-neurons-through-pkc-and-camkii-signaling-pathways
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Tingting Chen, Ya Wang, Tingting Zhang, Baofeng Zhang, Lei Chen, Liandong Zhao, Ling Chen
Simvastatin (SV) enhances glutamate release and synaptic plasticity in hippocampal CA1 region upon activation of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR). In this study, we examined the effects of SV on the functional activity of α7nAChR on CA1 pyramidal cells using patch-clamp recording and explored the underlying mechanisms. We found that the treatment of hippocampal slices with SV for 2 h induced a dose-dependent increase in the amplitude of ACh-evoked inward currents ( I ACh ) and the level of α7nAChR protein on the cell membrane without change in the level of α7nAChR phosphorylation...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603329/calcium-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinaseii-in-occlusion-induced-degenerative-cartilage-of-rat-mandibular-condyle
#2
Qian Liu, Hong-Xu Yang, Xiang-Hong Wan, Mian Zhang, Jing Zhang, Lei Lu, Mianjiao Xie, Hao-Tian Ren, Shi-Bin Yu, Xiao-Dong Liu, Meiqing Wang
Activated calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinaseII (CaMKII) is important to promote chondrocytes from proliferative to pre-hypertrophic state, which probably plays a role in osteoarthritis (OA), a wide-spread degeneration disease with enhanced aberrant chondrocyte differentiation. Our aim is to detect the role of CaMKII, and its relationship with Indian hedgehog (Ihh)-Parathyroid-related peptide (PTHrP) feedback loop in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) OA. KN93, the competitive inhibitor of CaMKII, was added to the culture medium in vitro, and was locally injected to rats TMJs (n=54, female) every other day for 4 weeks from the beginning of the 5th and 9th week after installing of unilateral anterior crossbite (UAC), termed as 4wk+4wk and 8wk+4wk, accordingly...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528120/contractile-heterogeneity-in-ventricular-myocardium
#3
Wen Pan, Ziqi Yang, Jun Cheng, Cheng Qian, Yanggan Wang
The transmural heterogeneity of the contractility in ventricular muscle has not been well-studied. Here, we investigated the calcium transient and sarcomere contraction/relaxation in the endocardial (Endo) and epicardial (Epi) myocytes. Endo and Epi myocytes were isolated from C57/BL6 mice by Langendorff perfusion. Ca2+ transient and sarcomere contraction/relaxation were recorded simultaneously at different stimulation frequencies using a dual excitation fluorescence photomultiplier system. We found that the Endo myocytes have higher baseline diastolic calcium, significantly larger calcium transient and stronger sarcomere shortening than Epi myocytes...
August 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393654/trpv4-stimulation-releases-atp-via-pannexin-channels-in-human-pulmonary-fibroblasts
#4
Mozibur Rahman, Rui Sun, Subhendu Mukherjee, Bernd Nilius, Luke J Janssen
We previously described several ionic conductances in human pulmonary fibroblasts (HPFs), including one activated by two structurally distinct TRPV4-channel agonists: 4α-phorbol-12,13-didecanoate (4αPDD) and GSK1016790A. However, the TRPV4-activated current exhibited peculiar properties: it developed slowly over many minutes, exhibited reversal potentials that could vary by tens of millivolts even within a given cell, and was not easily reversed by subsequent addition of two distinct TRPV4-selective blockers (RN-1734 or HC-067047)...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207633/camkii-is-involved-in-subcellular-ca-2-redistribution-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-leading-to-apoptosis-in-primary-cultures-of-rat-proximal-tubular-cells-exposed-to-lead
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Min-Ge Wang, Wen-Hui Li, Xin-Yu Wang, Du-Bao Yang, Zhen-Yong Wang, Lin Wang
Lead (Pb) is a known nephrotoxic element. Recently we have proved that subcellular Ca2+ redistribution is involved in Pb-induced apoptosis in primary cultures of rat proximal tubular (rPT) cells, but the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Firstly, data showed that Pb triggers endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response in rPT cells, as evidenced by the elevations of ER stress markers. Moreover, pharmacological modulation of Ca2+ mobilization in ER and cytoplasm with three chemicals (2-APB or TG or BAPTA-AM) can effectively increase or decrease the protein expression of ER stress markers in Pb-exposed rPT cells, demonstrating that Pb-induced ER stress is Ca2+ -dependent...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146590/camkii%C3%AE-mediates-the-effect-of-il-17-to-promote-ongoing-spontaneous-and-evoked-pain-in-multiple-sclerosis
#6
Xiaoyu Hu, Fang Huang, Zaijie Jim Wang
Pain is a common and severe symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the CNS. The neurobiological mechanism underlying MS pain is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of Ca2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIα (CaMKIIα) in driving chronic pain in MS using a mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. We found that spinal CaMKIIα activity was enhanced in EAE, correlating with the development of ongoing spontaneous pain and evoked hypersensitivity to mechanical and thermal stimuli...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089333/electrical-pulse-stimulation-induces-glut4-glucose-transporter-translocation-in-c2c12-myotubes-that-depends-on-rab8a-rab13-and-rab14
#7
Zhu Li, Yingying Yue, Fang Hu, Chang Zhang, Xiaofang Ma, Nana Li, Lihong Qiu, Maolong Fu, Liming Chen, Zhi Yao, Philip J Bilan, Amira Klip, Wenyan Niu
The signals mobilizing GLUT4 to the plasma membrane in response to muscle contraction are less known than those elicited by insulin. This disparity is undoubtedly due to lack of suitable in vitro models to study skeletal muscle contraction. We generated C2C12 myotubes stably expressing HA-tagged GLUT4 (C2C12-GLUT4 HA) that contract in response to electrical pulse stimulation (EPS) and investigated molecular mechanisms regulating GLUT4 HA. EPS (60min, 20V, 1Hz, 24ms pulses at 976ms intervals) elicited a gain in surface GLUT4 HA (GLUT4 translocation) comparably to insulin or 5-amino imidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide (AICAR)...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045420/inhibition-of-apoptosis-signal-regulating-kinase-1-alters-the-wound-epidermis-and-enhances-auricular-cartilage-regeneration
#8
Qian-Shi Zhang, Deepa S Kurpad, My G Mahoney, Marla J Steinbeck, Theresa A Freeman
Why regeneration does not occur in mammals remains elusive. In lower vertebrates, epimorphic regeneration of the limb is directed by the wound epidermis, which controls blastema formation to promote regrowth of the appendage. Herein, we report that knockout (KO) or inhibition of Apoptosis Signal-regulated Kinase-1 (ASK1), also known as mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase 5 (MAP3K5), after full thickness ear punch in mice prolongs keratinocyte activation within the wound epidermis and promotes regeneration of auricular cartilage...
2017: PloS One
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
#9
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/28970726/ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-regulates-colon-cancer-proliferation-and-migration-via-erk1-2-and-p38-pathways
#10
Wei Chen, Ping An, Xiao-Jing Quan, Jun Zhang, Zhong-Yin Zhou, Li-Ping Zou, He-Sheng Luo
AIM: To investigate the role of calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) in colon cancer growth, migration and invasion. METHODS: CaMKII expression in colon cancer and paracancerous tissues was evaluated via immunochemistry. Transcriptional and posttranscriptional levels of CaMKIIin tissue samples and MMP2, MMP9 and TIMP-1 expression in the human colon cancer cell line HCT116 were assessed by qRT-PCR and western blot. Cell proliferation was detected with the MTT assay...
September 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937250/role-of-exercise-induced-calmodulin-protein-kinase-camk-ii-activation-in-the-regulation-of-omega-6-fatty-acids-and-lipid-metabolism-genes-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
#11
J S Joseph, A O Ayeleso, E Mukwevho
Activation of calmodulin dependent protein kinase (CaMK)II by exercise is beneficial in controlling membrane lipids associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity. Regulation of lipid metabolism is crucial in the improvement of type 2 diabetes and obesity associated symptoms. The role of CaMKII in membrane associated lipid metabolism was the focus of this study. Five to six weeks old male Wistar rats were used in this study. GC×GC-TOFMS technique was used to determine the levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid, arachidonic acid and 11,14-eicosadienoic acid)...
December 20, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805296/basidiomycete-specific-pscamkl1-encoding-a-camk-like-protein-kinase-is-required-for-full-virulence-of-puccinia-striiformis-f-sp-tritici
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Min Jiao, Dan Yu, Chenglong Tan, Jia Guo, Dingyun Lan, Ershang Han, Tuo Qi, Ralf Thomas Voegele, Zhensheng Kang, Jun Guo
Calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinases (CaMKs) are Ser/Thr protein kinases (PKs) that respond to changes in cytosolic free Ca2+ and play diverse roles in eukaryotes. In fungi, CAMKs are generally classified into four families CAMK1, CAMKL, RAD53 and CAMK-Unique. Among these, CAMKL constitutes the largest family. In some fungal plant pathogens, members of the CaMKL family have been shown to be responsible for pathogenesis. However, little is known about their role(s) in rust fungi. In this study, we functionally characterized a novel PK gene, PsCaMKL1, from Puccinia striiformis f...
October 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768289/%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-stimulated-cardiac-myocyte-apoptosis-role-of-cytochrome-p450-%C3%AF-hydroxylase
#13
Shan Jiang, Dan Huo, Xueying Wang, Huan Zhao, Jiang Tan, Qinghua Zeng, Stephen T OʼRourke, Chengwen Sun
Prolonged or excessive β-adrenergic activation leads to cardiac myocyte loss and heart dysfunction; however, the underlying cellular mechanisms are still unclear. Therefore, we first confirmed the effect of isoproterenol (ISO), a β-adrenergic receptor agonist, on cardiac toxicity using TUNEL and caspase activity assays in cultured rat cardiomyocytes. ISO treatment significantly increased cardiomyocyte apoptosis. Persistent ISO stimulation of cardiomyocytes also increased the expression of CYP4A3, a major CYP450 ω-hydroxylase that produces 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) in a time-dependent manner...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668302/role-of-camkii-in-free-fatty-acid-hyperlipidemia-induced-cardiac-remodeling-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Peng Zhong, Dajun Quan, Jianye Peng, Xiaoju Xiong, Yu Liu, Bin Kong, He Huang
RATIONALE: The cellular mechanisms of obesity/hyperlipidemia-induced cardiac remodeling are many and not completely elucidated. Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII), a multifunctional serine/threonine kinase, has been reported to be involved in a variety of cardiovascular diseases. However, its role in obesity/hyperlipidemia-induced cardiac remodeling is still unknown. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the role of CaMKII in the pathogenesis of obesity/hyperlipidemia-induced cardiac remodeling both in vitro and in vivo...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662005/camkii-activation-promotes-cardiac-electrical-remodeling-and-increases-the-susceptibility-to-arrhythmia-induction-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice-with-hyperlipidemia-conditions
#15
Peng Zhong, Dajun Quan, Yan Huang, He Huang
BACKGROUND: Obesity/hyperlipidemia is closely related to both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. CaMKII, a multifunctional serine/threonine kinase, has been involved in cardiac arrhythmias of different etiologies. However, its role in obesity/hyperlipidemia-related cardiac arrhythmia is unexplored. The aim of this was to determine the involvement of CaMKII in the process. METHODS: Adult male APOE mice were fed a high-fat diet (HFD), administrated with KN93 (10 mg·kg·2d), a specific inhibitor of CaMKII...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597397/protein-kinase-c%C3%AE-gene-depletion-protects-against-methamphetamine-induced-impairments-in-recognition-memory-and-erk1-2-signaling-via-upregulation-of-glutathione-peroxidase-1-gene
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The-Vinh Tran, Eun-Joo Shin, Lan Thuy Ty Nguyen, Youngho Lee, Dae-Joong Kim, Ji Hoon Jeong, Choon-Gon Jang, Seung-Yeol Nah, Kazuya Toriumi, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Kiyofumi Yamada, Hyoung-Chun Kim
Accumulating evidence has suggested that repeated treatment with methamphetamine (MA) resulted in cognitive impairments. Importantly, we show that selective upregulation of protein kinase Cδ (PKCδ) in the prefrontal cortex (PFC) of wild-type mice persisted for 28 days post withdrawal of MA. On day 28, the MA-induced increase in phospho-PKCδ expression and decrease in phospho-ERK1/2 expression were significantly attenuated by both the Src inhibitor PP2 and the dopamine D1 receptor antagonist SCH 23390. However, neither protein kinase A inhibitor H89 nor calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibitor KN93 attenuated MA-induced alterations in phospho-PKCδ expression and phospho-ERK1/2 expression...
June 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566491/chronic-hypoxia-alters-fetal-cerebrovascular-responses-to-endothelin-1
#17
Jinjutha Silpanisong, Dahlim Kim, James M Williams, Olayemi O Adeoye, Richard B Thorpe, William J Pearce
In utero hypoxia influences the structure and function of most fetal arteries, including those of the developing cerebral circulation. Whereas the signals that initiate this hypoxic remodeling remain uncertain, these appear to be distinct from the mechanisms that maintain the remodeled vascular state. The present study explores the hypothesis that chronic hypoxia elicits sustained changes in fetal cerebrovascular reactivity to endothelin-1 (ET-1), a potent vascular contractant and mitogen. In fetal lambs, chronic hypoxia (3,820-m altitude for the last 110 days of gestation) had no significant effect on plasma ET-1 levels or ETA receptor density in cerebral arteries but enhanced contractile responses to ET-1 in an ETA-dependent manner...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489932/camkii%C3%AE-may-modulate-fentanyl-induced-hyperalgesia-via-a-celc-pag-rvm-spinal-cord-descending-facilitative-pain-pathway-in-rats
#18
Zhen Li, Pingping Yin, Jian Chen, Shenglan Jin, Jieqiong Liu, Fang Luo
Each of the lateral capsular division of central nucleus of amygdala(CeLC), periaqueductal gray (PAG), rostral ventromedial medulla(RVM) and spinal cord has been proved to contribute to the development of opioid-induced hyperalgesia(OIH). Especially, Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIα (CaMKIIα) in CeLC and spinal cord seems to play a key role in OIH modulation. However, the pain pathway through which CaMKIIα modulates OIH is not clear. The pathway from CeLC to spinal cord for this modulation was explored in the present study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263745/exercise-increases-hyper-acetylation-of-histones-on-the-cis-element-of-nrf-1-binding-to-the-mef2a-promoter-implications-on-type-2-diabetes
#19
Jitcy S Joseph, Ademola O Ayeleso, Emmanuel Mukwevho
Exercise brings changes on the chromatin ensuing the upregulation of many genes that confer protection from type 2 diabetes. In type-2 diabetes, critical genes are down-regulated such as those involved in glucose transport (GLUT4, MEF2A) and also oxidative phosphorylation (NRF-1 and its target genes). Recent reports have shown that NRF-1 not only regulate mitochondrial oxidative genes but also controls MEF2A, the main transcription factor for glucose transporter, GLUT4. Such dual control of the two pathways by NRF-1 place it as critical gene in the design of therapeutic modalities much needed to cure or better manage type 2 diabetes...
April 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241801/the-protective-effects-of-propofol-against-cocl-2-induced-ht22-cell-hypoxia-injury-via-pp2a-camkii%C3%AE-nnos-pathway
#20
Yan Lu, Wei Chen, Chen Lin, Jiaqiang Wang, Minmin Zhu, Jiawei Chen, Changhong Miao
BACKGROUND: Perioperative cerebral ischemia/hypoxia could induce hippocampal injury and has been reported to induce cognitive impairment. In this study, we used cobalt chloride (CoCl2 ) to build a hypoxia model in mouse hippocampal cell lines. Propofol, a widely used intravenous anesthetic agent, has been demonstrated to have neuroprotective effect. Here, we explored whether and how propofol attenuated CoCl2 -induced mouse hippocampal HT22 cell injury. METHODS: Mouse hippocampal HT22 cells were pretreated with propofol, and then stimulated with CoCl2 ...
February 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
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