A subclass of sodium channel blockers that are specific for ACID-SENSING SODIUM CHANNELS.
An anticonvulsant especially useful in the treatment of absence seizures unaccompanied by other types of seizures.
Gated, ion-selective glycoproteins that traverse membranes. The stimulus for ION CHANNEL GATING can be due to a variety of stimuli such as LIGANDS, a TRANSMEMBRANE POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE, mechanical deformation or through INTRACELLULAR SIGNALING PEPTIDES AND PROTEINS.
A class of drugs that act by selective inhibition of calcium influx through cellular membranes.
The opening and closing of ion channels due to a stimulus. The stimulus can be a change in membrane potential (voltage-gated), drugs or chemical transmitters (ligand-gated), or a mechanical deformation. Gating is thought to involve conformational changes of the ion channel which alters selective permeability.
A class of drugs that act by inhibition of potassium efflux through cell membranes. Blockade of potassium channels prolongs the duration of ACTION POTENTIALS. They are used as ANTI-ARRHYTHMIA AGENTS and VASODILATOR AGENTS.
Voltage-dependent cell membrane glycoproteins selectively permeable to calcium ions. They are categorized as L-, T-, N-, P-, Q-, and R-types based on the activation and inactivation kinetics, ion specificity, and sensitivity to drugs and toxins. The L- and T-types are present throughout the cardiovascular and central nervous systems and the N-, P-, Q-, & R-types are located in neuronal tissue.
A family of proton-gated sodium channels that are primarily expressed in neuronal tissue. They are AMILORIDE-sensitive and are implicated in the signaling of a variety of neurological stimuli, most notably that of pain in response to acidic conditions.
A class of drugs that act by inhibition of sodium influx through cell membranes. Blockade of sodium channels slows the rate and amplitude of initial rapid depolarization, reduces cell excitability, and reduces conduction velocity.
Cell membrane glycoproteins that form channels to selectively pass chloride ions. Nonselective blockers include FENAMATES; ETHACRYNIC ACID; and TAMOXIFEN.
Potassium channels where the flow of K+ ions into the cell is greater than the outward flow.
Potassium channel whose permeability to ions is extremely sensitive to the transmembrane potential difference. The opening of these channels is induced by the membrane depolarization of the ACTION POTENTIAL.
Long-lasting voltage-gated CALCIUM CHANNELS found in both excitable and nonexcitable tissue. They are responsible for normal myocardial and vascular smooth muscle contractility. Five subunits (alpha-1, alpha-2, beta, gamma, and delta) make up the L-type channel. The alpha-1 subunit is the binding site for calcium-based antagonists. Dihydropyridine-based calcium antagonists are used as markers for these binding sites.
The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).
The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
Potassium channels whose activation is dependent on intracellular calcium concentrations.
An electrophysiologic technique for studying cells, cell membranes, and occasionally isolated organelles. All patch-clamp methods rely on a very high-resistance seal between a micropipette and a membrane; the seal is usually attained by gentle suction. The four most common variants include on-cell patch, inside-out patch, outside-out patch, and whole-cell clamp. Patch-clamp methods are commonly used to voltage clamp, that is control the voltage across the membrane and measure current flow, but current-clamp methods, in which the current is controlled and the voltage is measured, are also used.
Heteromultimers of Kir6 channels (the pore portion) and sulfonylurea receptor (the regulatory portion) which affect function of the HEART; PANCREATIC BETA CELLS; and KIDNEY COLLECTING DUCTS. KATP channel blockers include GLIBENCLAMIDE and mitiglinide whereas openers include CROMAKALIM and minoxidil sulfate.
A subclass of ion channels that open or close in response to the binding of specific LIGANDS.
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
A potent vasodilator agent with calcium antagonistic action. It is a useful anti-anginal agent that also lowers blood pressure.
The ability of a substrate to allow the passage of ELECTRONS.
An element in the alkali group of metals with an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte that plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the WATER-ELECTROLYTE BALANCE.
A heterogenous group of transient or low voltage activated type CALCIUM CHANNELS. They are found in cardiac myocyte membranes, the sinoatrial node, Purkinje cells of the heart and the central nervous system.
Voltage-gated potassium channels whose primary subunits contain six transmembrane segments and form tetramers to create a pore with a voltage sensor. They are related to their founding member, shaker protein, Drosophila.
A subgroup of cyclic nucleotide-regulated ION CHANNELS within the superfamily of pore-loop cation channels. They are expressed in OLFACTORY NERVE cilia and in PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS and some PLANTS.
Pyridine moieties which are partially saturated by the addition of two hydrogen atoms in any position.
CALCIUM CHANNELS that are concentrated in neural tissue. Omega toxins inhibit the actions of these channels by altering their voltage dependence.
Cell membrane glycoproteins that are selectively permeable to potassium ions. At least eight major groups of K channels exist and they are made up of dozens of different subunits.
The movement of ions across energy-transducing cell membranes. Transport can be active, passive or facilitated. Ions may travel by themselves (uniport), or as a group of two or more ions in the same (symport) or opposite (antiport) directions.
A major class of calcium activated potassium channels whose members are voltage-dependent. MaxiK channels are activated by either membrane depolarization or an increase in intracellular Ca(2+). They are key regulators of calcium and electrical signaling in a variety of tissues.
A subgroup of TRP cation channels that contain 3-4 ANKYRIN REPEAT DOMAINS and a conserved C-terminal domain. Members are highly expressed in the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. Selectivity for calcium over sodium ranges from 0.5 to 10.
A benzothiazepine derivative with vasodilating action due to its antagonism of the actions of CALCIUM ion on membrane functions.
A calcium channel blocker that is a class IV anti-arrhythmia agent.
The commonest and widest ranging species of the clawed "frog" (Xenopus) in Africa. This species is used extensively in research. There is now a significant population in California derived from escaped laboratory animals.
Female germ cells derived from OOGONIA and termed OOCYTES when they enter MEIOSIS. The primary oocytes begin meiosis but are arrested at the diplotene state until OVULATION at PUBERTY to give rise to haploid secondary oocytes or ova (OVUM).
A subgroup of TRP cation channels named after melastatin protein. They have the TRP domain but lack ANKYRIN repeats. Enzyme domains in the C-terminus leads to them being called chanzymes.
A delayed rectifier subtype of shaker potassium channels that is the predominant VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL of T-LYMPHOCYTES.
A potassium-selective ion channel blocker. (From J Gen Phys 1994;104(1):173-90)
A subgroup of TRP cation channels named after vanilloid receptor. They are very sensitive to TEMPERATURE and hot spicy food and CAPSAICIN. They have the TRP domain and ANKYRIN repeats. Selectivity for CALCIUM over SODIUM ranges from 3 to 100 fold.
Ion channels that specifically allow the passage of SODIUM ions. A variety of specific sodium channel subtypes are involved in serving specialized functions such as neuronal signaling, CARDIAC MUSCLE contraction, and KIDNEY function.
A family of voltage-gated potassium channels that are characterized by long N-terminal and C-terminal intracellular tails. They are named from the Drosophila protein whose mutation causes abnormal leg shaking under ether anesthesia. Their activation kinetics are dependent on extracellular MAGNESIUM and PROTON concentration.
A delayed rectifier subtype of shaker potassium channels that is selectively inhibited by a variety of SCORPION VENOMS.
Agents that increase calcium influx into calcium channels of excitable tissues. This causes vasoconstriction in VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE and/or CARDIAC MUSCLE cells as well as stimulation of insulin release from pancreatic islets. Therefore, tissue-selective calcium agonists have the potential to combat cardiac failure and endocrinological disorders. They have been used primarily in experimental studies in cell and tissue culture.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.
An antidiabetic sulfonylurea derivative with actions similar to those of chlorpropamide.
Sodium channels found on salt-reabsorbing EPITHELIAL CELLS that line the distal NEPHRON; the distal COLON; SALIVARY DUCTS; SWEAT GLANDS; and the LUNG. They are AMILORIDE-sensitive and play a critical role in the control of sodium balance, BLOOD VOLUME, and BLOOD PRESSURE.
One of the POTASSIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS, with secondary effect on calcium currents, which is used mainly as a research tool and to characterize channel subtypes.
Benzoic acid or benzoic acid esters substituted with one or more nitro groups.
A broad group of eukaryotic six-transmembrane cation channels that are classified by sequence homology because their functional involvement with SENSATION is varied. They have only weak voltage sensitivity and ion selectivity. They are named after a DROSOPHILA mutant that displayed transient receptor potentials in response to light. A 25-amino-acid motif containing a TRP box (EWKFAR) just C-terminal to S6 is found in TRPC, TRPV and TRPM subgroups. ANKYRIN repeats are found in TRPC, TRPV & TRPN subgroups. Some are functionally associated with TYROSINE KINASE or TYPE C PHOSPHOLIPASES.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A family of delayed rectifier voltage-gated potassium channels that share homology with their founding member, KCNQ1 PROTEIN. KCNQ potassium channels have been implicated in a variety of diseases including LONG QT SYNDROME; DEAFNESS; and EPILEPSY.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
A delayed rectifier subtype of shaker potassium channels that is commonly mutated in human episodic ATAXIA and MYOKYMIA.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
A delayed rectifier subtype of shaker potassium channels that conducts a delayed rectifier current. It contributes to ACTION POTENTIAL repolarization of MYOCYTES in HEART ATRIA.
A major class of calcium-activated potassium channels that are found primarily in excitable CELLS. They play important roles in the transmission of ACTION POTENTIALS and generate a long-lasting hyperpolarization known as the slow afterhyperpolarization.
A member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol Na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23.
Inorganic compounds derived from hydrochloric acid that contain the Cl- ion.
An aquatic genus of the family, Pipidae, occurring in Africa and distinguished by having black horny claws on three inner hind toes.
A benzimidazoyl-substituted tetraline that selectively binds and inhibits CALCIUM CHANNELS, T-TYPE.
The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
A 37-amino acid residue peptide isolated from the scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus hebraeus. It is a neurotoxin that inhibits calcium activated potassium channels.
An element of the alkaline earth group of metals. It has an atomic symbol Ba, atomic number 56, and atomic weight 138. All of its acid-soluble salts are poisonous.
Venoms from animals of the order Scorpionida of the class Arachnida. They contain neuro- and hemotoxins, enzymes, and various other factors that may release acetylcholine and catecholamines from nerve endings. Of the several protein toxins that have been characterized, most are immunogenic.
An adenine nucleotide containing three phosphate groups esterified to the sugar moiety. In addition to its crucial roles in metabolism adenosine triphosphate is a neurotransmitter.
A potent calcium channel blockader with marked vasodilator action. It has antihypertensive properties and is effective in the treatment of angina and coronary spasms without showing cardiodepressant effects. It has also been used in the treatment of asthma and enhances the action of specific antineoplastic agents.
A subfamily of shaker potassium channels that shares homology with its founding member, Shab protein, Drosophila. They regulate delayed rectifier currents in the NERVOUS SYSTEM of DROSOPHILA and in the SKELETAL MUSCLE and HEART of VERTEBRATES.
A voltage-gated potassium channel that is expressed primarily in the HEART.
A highly neurotoxic polypeptide from the venom of the honey bee (Apis mellifera). It consists of 18 amino acids with two disulfide bridges and causes hyperexcitability resulting in convulsions and respiratory paralysis.
An aminoperhydroquinazoline poison found mainly in the liver and ovaries of fishes in the order TETRAODONTIFORMES, which are eaten. The toxin causes paresthesia and paralysis through interference with neuromuscular conduction.
A neurotoxic peptide, which is a cleavage product (VIa) of the omega-Conotoxin precursor protein contained in venom from the marine snail, CONUS geographus. It is an antagonist of CALCIUM CHANNELS, N-TYPE.
A subgroup of cyclic nucleotide-regulated ION CHANNELS of the superfamily of pore-loop cation channels that are opened by hyperpolarization rather than depolarization. The ion conducting pore passes SODIUM, CALCIUM, and POTASSIUM cations with a preference for potassium.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Positively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the cathode or negative pole during electrolysis.
A long-acting dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker. It is effective in the treatment of ANGINA PECTORIS and HYPERTENSION.
Agents that antagonize ANGIOTENSIN II TYPE 1 RECEPTOR. Included are ANGIOTENSIN II analogs such as SARALASIN and biphenylimidazoles such as LOSARTAN. Some are used as ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENTS.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
A family of structurally related neurotoxic peptides from mollusk venom that inhibit voltage-activated entry of calcium into the presynaptic membrane. They selectively inhibit N-, P-, and Q-type calcium channels.
A calcium channel blockader with preferential cerebrovascular activity. It has marked cerebrovascular dilating effects and lowers blood pressure.
An analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
A pyrazine compound inhibiting SODIUM reabsorption through SODIUM CHANNELS in renal EPITHELIAL CELLS. This inhibition creates a negative potential in the luminal membranes of principal cells, located in the distal convoluted tubule and collecting duct. Negative potential reduces secretion of potassium and hydrogen ions. Amiloride is used in conjunction with DIURETICS to spare POTASSIUM loss. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p705)
A fast inactivating subtype of shaker potassium channels that contains two inactivation domains at its N terminus.
A calcium channel blocker with marked vasodilator action. It is an effective antihypertensive agent and differs from other calcium channel blockers in that it does not reduce glomerular filtration rate and is mildly natriuretic, rather than sodium retentive.
A major class of calcium-activated potassium channels that were originally discovered in ERYTHROCYTES. They are found primarily in non-excitable CELLS and set up electrical gradients for PASSIVE ION TRANSPORT.
A shaker subfamily that is prominently expressed in NEURONS and are necessary for high-frequency, repetitive firing of ACTION POTENTIALS.
A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.
Single chains of amino acids that are the units of multimeric PROTEINS. Multimeric proteins can be composed of identical or non-identical subunits. One or more monomeric subunits may compose a protomer which itself is a subunit structure of a larger assembly.
The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
A shaker subfamily of potassium channels that participate in transient outward potassium currents by activating at subthreshold MEMBRANE POTENTIALS, inactivating rapidly, and recovering from inactivation quickly.
Venoms of arthropods of the order Araneida of the ARACHNIDA. The venoms usually contain several protein fractions, including ENZYMES, hemolytic, neurolytic, and other TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL.
An atom or group of atoms that have a positive or negative electric charge due to a gain (negative charge) or loss (positive charge) of one or more electrons. Atoms with a positive charge are known as CATIONS; those with a negative charge are ANIONS.
The normality of a solution with respect to HYDROGEN ions; H+. It is related to acidity measurements in most cases by pH = log 1/2[1/(H+)], where (H+) is the hydrogen ion concentration in gram equivalents per liter of solution. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Layers of lipid molecules which are two molecules thick. Bilayer systems are frequently studied as models of biological membranes.
A common name used for the genus Cavia. The most common species is Cavia porcellus which is the domesticated guinea pig used for pets and biomedical research.
An inhibitor of anion conductance including band 3-mediated anion transport.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A voltage-gated sodium channel subtype that mediates the sodium ion PERMEABILITY of CARDIOMYOCYTES. Defects in the SCN5A gene, which codes for the alpha subunit of this sodium channel, are associated with a variety of CARDIAC DISEASES that result from loss of sodium channel function.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A group of slow opening and closing voltage-gated potassium channels. Because of their delayed activation kinetics they play an important role in controlling ACTION POTENTIAL duration.
A family of inwardly-rectifying potassium channels that are activated by PERTUSSIS TOXIN sensitive G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS. GIRK potassium channels are primarily activated by the complex of GTP-BINDING PROTEIN BETA SUBUNITS and GTP-BINDING PROTEIN GAMMA SUBUNITS.
Use of electric potential or currents to elicit biological responses.
CALCIUM CHANNELS located within the PURKINJE CELLS of the cerebellum. They are involved in stimulation-secretion coupling of neurons.
A family of mechanosensitive sodium channels found primarily in NEMATODES where they play a role in CELLULAR MECHANOTRANSDUCTION. Degenerin sodium channels are structurally-related to EPITHELIAL SODIUM CHANNELS and are named after the fact that loss of their activity results in cellular degeneration.
The pore-forming subunits of large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels. They form tetramers in CELL MEMBRANES.
A tetrameric calcium release channel in the SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM membrane of SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS, acting oppositely to SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM CALCIUM-TRANSPORTING ATPASES. It is important in skeletal and cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and studied by using RYANODINE. Abnormalities are implicated in CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS and MUSCULAR DISEASES.
Negatively charged atoms, radicals or groups of atoms which travel to the anode or positive pole during electrolysis.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
One of the two major classes of cholinergic receptors. Nicotinic receptors were originally distinguished by their preference for NICOTINE over MUSCARINE. They are generally divided into muscle-type and neuronal-type (previously ganglionic) based on pharmacology, and subunit composition of the receptors.
Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.
A neuropeptide toxin from the venom of the funnel web spider, Agelenopsis aperta. It inhibits CALCIUM CHANNELS, P-TYPE by altering the voltage-dependent gating so that very large depolarizations are needed for channel opening. It also inhibits CALCIUM CHANNELS, Q-TYPE.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
A group of peptide antibiotics from BACILLUS brevis. Gramicidin C or S is a cyclic, ten-amino acid polypeptide and gramicidins A, B, D are linear. Gramicidin is one of the two principal components of TYROTHRICIN.
A cell line generated from human embryonic kidney cells that were transformed with human adenovirus type 5.
A very slow opening and closing voltage-gated potassium channel that is expressed in NEURONS and is commonly mutated in BENIGN FAMILIAL NEONATAL CONVULSIONS.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
The study of PHYSICAL PHENOMENA and PHYSICAL PROCESSES as applied to living things.
A quality of cell membranes which permits the passage of solvents and solutes into and out of cells.
CALCIUM CHANNELS located in the neurons of the brain.
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).
CALCIUM CHANNELS located in the neurons of the brain. They are inhibited by the marine snail toxin, omega conotoxin MVIIC.
Drugs used in the treatment of acute or chronic vascular HYPERTENSION regardless of pharmacological mechanism. Among the antihypertensive agents are DIURETICS; (especially DIURETICS, THIAZIDE); ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS; ADRENERGIC ALPHA-ANTAGONISTS; ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING ENZYME INHIBITORS; CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS; and VASODILATOR AGENTS.
Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
A member of the alkali metals. It has an atomic symbol Cs, atomic number 50, and atomic weight 132.91. Cesium has many industrial applications, including the construction of atomic clocks based on its atomic vibrational frequency.
A potent antagonist of CALCIUM CHANNELS that is highly selective for VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE. It is effective in the treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris, hypertension, and congestive cardiac failure.
10-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acids.
A guanidine that opens POTASSIUM CHANNELS producing direct peripheral vasodilatation of the ARTERIOLES. It reduces BLOOD PRESSURE and peripheral resistance and produces fluid retention. (Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
A class of drugs that stimulate sodium influx through cell membrane channels.
A local anesthetic and cardiac depressant used as an antiarrhythmia agent. Its actions are more intense and its effects more prolonged than those of PROCAINE but its duration of action is shorter than that of BUPIVACAINE or PRILOCAINE.
A class of drugs that inhibit the activation of VOLTAGE-GATED SODIUM CHANNELS.
The physical characteristics and processes of biological systems.
The electrical properties, characteristics of living organisms, and the processes of organisms or their parts that are involved in generating and responding to electrical charges.
A proline analog that acts as a stoichiometric replacement of proline. It causes the production of abnormal proteins with impaired biological activity.
A very slow opening and closing voltage-gated potassium channel that is expressed in NEURONS and is closely related to KCNQ2 POTASSIUM CHANNEL. It is commonly mutated in BENIGN FAMILIAL NEONATAL CONVULSIONS.
Organic compounds containing both the hydroxyl and carboxyl radicals.
The relationship between the chemical structure of a compound and its biological or pharmacological activity. Compounds are often classed together because they have structural characteristics in common including shape, size, stereochemical arrangement, and distribution of functional groups.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
Proteins that bind specific drugs with high affinity and trigger intracellular changes influencing the behavior of cells. Drug receptors are generally thought to be receptors for some endogenous substance not otherwise specified.
Genetically engineered MUTAGENESIS at a specific site in the DNA molecule that introduces a base substitution, or an insertion or deletion.
A voltage-gated sodium channel subtype that mediates the sodium ion permeability of excitable membranes. Defects in the SCN2A gene which codes for the alpha subunit of this sodium channel are associated with benign familial infantile seizures type 3, and early infantile epileptic encephalopathy type 11.
A family of membrane proteins that selectively conduct SODIUM ions due to changes in the TRANSMEMBRANE POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE. They typically have a multimeric structure with a core alpha subunit that defines the sodium channel subtype and several beta subunits that modulate sodium channel activity.
An anthranilic acid derivative with analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic properties. It is used in musculoskeletal and joint disorders and administered by mouth and topically. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p16)
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
Compounds or agents that combine with an enzyme in such a manner as to prevent the normal substrate-enzyme combination and the catalytic reaction.
ATP-BINDING CASSETTE PROTEINS that are highly conserved and widely expressed in nature. They form an integral part of the ATP-sensitive potassium channel complex which has two intracellular nucleotide folds that bind to sulfonylureas and their analogs.
Signal transduction mechanisms whereby calcium mobilization (from outside the cell or from intracellular storage pools) to the cytoplasm is triggered by external stimuli. Calcium signals are often seen to propagate as waves, oscillations, spikes, sparks, or puffs. The calcium acts as an intracellular messenger by activating calcium-responsive proteins.
A metallic element that has the atomic symbol Mg, atomic number 12, and atomic weight 24.31. It is important for the activity of many enzymes, especially those involved in OXIDATIVE PHOSPHORYLATION.
Agents that affect ION PUMPS; ION CHANNELS; ABC TRANSPORTERS; and other MEMBRANE TRANSPORT PROTEINS.
Compounds with a BENZENE fused to IMIDAZOLES.
The nonstriated involuntary muscle tissue of blood vessels.
The process by which cells convert mechanical stimuli into a chemical response. It can occur in both cells specialized for sensing mechanical cues such as MECHANORECEPTORS, and in parenchymal cells whose primary function is not mechanosensory.
Derivatives of ammonium compounds, NH4+ Y-, in which all four of the hydrogens bonded to nitrogen have been replaced with hydrocarbyl groups. These are distinguished from IMINES which are RN=CR2.
Chemicals that bind to and remove ions from solutions. Many chelating agents function through the formation of COORDINATION COMPLEXES with METALS.
Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).
A neurotransmitter found at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
A potassium-channel opening vasodilator that has been investigated in the management of hypertension. It has also been tried in patients with asthma. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p352)
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
A subfamily in the family MURIDAE, comprising the hamsters. Four of the more common genera are Cricetus, CRICETULUS; MESOCRICETUS; and PHODOPUS.
Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.
An antiviral that is used in the prophylactic or symptomatic treatment of influenza A. It is also used as an antiparkinsonian agent, to treat extrapyramidal reactions, and for postherpetic neuralgia. The mechanisms of its effects in movement disorders are not well understood but probably reflect an increase in synthesis and release of dopamine, with perhaps some inhibition of dopamine uptake.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
A curved elevation of GRAY MATTER extending the entire length of the floor of the TEMPORAL HORN of the LATERAL VENTRICLE (see also TEMPORAL LOBE). The hippocampus proper, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.

Synthesis, structure-activity relationship, and pharmacological profile of analogs of the ASIC-3 inhibitor A-317567. (1/10)

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Acid sensing ion channel 1 in lateral hypothalamus contributes to breathing control. (2/10)

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The pharmacology and therapeutic potential of small molecule inhibitors of acid-sensing ion channels in stroke intervention. (3/10)

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Cyclisation increases the stability of the sea anemone peptide APETx2 but decreases its activity at acid-sensing ion channel 3. (4/10)

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Functional expression in Escherichia coli of the disulfide-rich sea anemone peptide APETx2, a potent blocker of acid-sensing ion channel 3. (5/10)

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Acid-sensing ion channels contribute to chemosensitivity of breathing-related neurons of the nucleus of the solitary tract. (6/10)

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Incretins, hormones released by the stomach after meal ingestion, are essential for maintaining systemic glucose homeostasis by stimulating insulin secretion. 1988; Porte, 1991) and is usually a target for its treatment. According to the consensus model of TBC-11251 glucose-induced insulin secretion (GIIS), GIIS depends on a series of cautiously orchestrated cell responses: mitochondrially generated ATP results in closure of ATP-sensitive K+ (KATP) channels, which in change causes membrane depolarization, electrical activity, and opening of voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels (VDCCs), with the resultant elevation of [Ca2+]i initiating Ca2+-induced insulin granule exocytosis (Henquin, 2000). Thus, ATP produced by glucose metabolism is usually a crucial transmission in GIIS. Pancreatic cells are equipped with two highly active NADH shuttles linked to glycolysis: the malate-aspartate shuttle and the glycerol phosphate shuttle, both of which contribute to ATP production. Whereas inhibition of either one ...
Background Autoantibodies to the human being muscarinic acetylcholine receptor from the M3 type (hmAchR M3) have already been suggested to try out an etiopathogenic part in Sj?grens symptoms. but none from the 5 healthful controls. Antibodies from the IgM type werent found to become affected. Conclusions For the very first time, our data demonstrate the current presence of autoantibodies towards the hmAchR M3 in PBC individuals. These findings may donate to the knowledge of the pathogenesis of the disease. Further studies need to concentrate on the features of hmAchR M3 autoantibodies in PBC individuals. Background Major biliary cirrhosis (PBC) can be an autoimmune liver organ disease seen as a chronic progressive damage of the tiny intrahepatic bile ducts [1-4]. Its etiopathogenesis remains unclear, although (i) hereditary disposition, (ii) microorganisms, (iii) apoptotic Mouse monoclonal to ETV4 procedures, aswell as (iv) environmental elements have been recommended to become of relevance ...
When peptides contain multiple cysteine residues, challenges arise due to the random formation of disulfide bridges between them.
Our refined model of W has the carbonyl oxygen at C5 and a C6 terminal alkoxide group implying that the aldo-keto isomerisation does not occur in TmNadA Y107F thus explaining its inability to synthesise QA. Indeed, cyclisation to yield Y from X requires a C6 terminal aldehyde [4,5] (Figure 86). W displays several of the features expected for a condensation product/reaction intermediate. First, its two carboxylic groups bind TmNadA as the IA analog malate does in the P. horikoshi NadA structure [6]. Second, both the substrate analog PGH and W bind to the [4Fe-4S] cluster with their terminal -O(H) moieties and their C=O groups. Third, the structure of W also shows that, as previously suggested, the condensation of IA with DHAP involves the elimination of the phosphate group of the latter (Figure 86 and Figure 87c). Fourth, W has its N atom well oriented for its nucleophilic attack on C2 and subsequent cyclisation (Figure 86 and Figure 87c) [6].. Using the slowly-reacting TmNadA Y21F variant, we ...
Different O-heterocycles can be obtained from a common γ-allenol precursor by using Ag, Zn or Sncatalysts; the results were rationalised by molecular modelling.
Antibiotics. The emerging resistance of many organisms to the penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics is a serious medical problem, and one which will require an ongoing committment from academic and industrial laboratories to ensure that these drugs retain their usefulness. We are interested in the application of some of our published methodology to the synthesis of novel antibiotic compounds which have hitherto remained unexamined. Oxazolomycin and its analogues are current synthetic targets, to provide compounds suitable for determining details of the biological mode of action of this unusual class of compound. Extensiv work with equisetin has identified new classes of potent antibacterials. Lemonomycin is also a current target, since this compound has recently been shown to exhibit promising biological activity.. - Molecular Architecture. The value of such pyrrolidine-derived structures has been demonstrated by the development the novel anti-influenza neuraminidase inhibitors A-192558 and ...
TARSAMP is a method for the ablation of undesirable tissue, such as cells of a cancerous or non-cancerous tumor, infected tissue, adipose tissue, wound, etc., ion channel blocker, ion pump blocker, low voltage electrical current, ultrasound,osmotic pressure, membrane potential (Vm), apoptosis, immune system
Autor: Shaaban, Saad et al.; Genre: Zeitschriftenartikel; Online veröffentlicht: 2013-07-10; Keywords: C-H activation - C-H functionalisation - redox - cyclisation - pyrrolidine; Titel: Base-Promoted Internal Redox-Cyclisation Reactions
Background: This study assessed the cardiac electrophysiological and hemodynamic effects of an intravenous infusion of the combined ion channel blocker AZD1305. Methods: After successful ablation of atrial flutter, patients were randomized to receive placebo (n = 12) or AZD1305 (n = 38) in 4 ascending dose groups. Electrophysiological and hemodynamic measurements were performed before and commencing 20 minutes after start of infusion. Results: Left atrial effective refractory period increased dose and the primary outcome measure increased dose and plasma concentration dependently, with a mean increase of 55 milliseconds in dose group 3. There was a corresponding increase in right atrial effective refractory period of 84 milliseconds. The right ventricular effective refractory period and the paced QT interval also increased dose and concentration dependently, by 59 and 70 milliseconds, respectively, in dose group 3. There were indications of moderate increases of atrial, atrioventricular nodal, ...
0033] The transformation of 4-heterocycloalkoxy-2-(2-pyrrolidinyl-vinyl)benzonitriles of formula (VI) to 6-heterocycloalkoxy-1-(2H)-isoquinolinones of formula (I) is not described in the literature. What has been described in WO 2009/080335 is the cyclisation of the dimethylamino derivative. Conditions and cyclisation reagents were found that furnished the desired 6-heterocycloalkoxy-1-(2H)-isoquinolinone (I). These cyclisation conditions and reagents used herein are part of the present invention. In an embodiment, the cyclisation reaction of 4-heterocycloalkoxy-2-(2-pyrrolidinyl-vinyl)benzonitriles of formula (VI) to a compound of formula (I) can be performed by reacting a compound of formula (VI) in the presence of a strong acid as cyclising reagent, i.e. to perform the reaction under acidic reaction conditions. Under acidic conditions it is understood to perform the cyclisation reaction in the presence of a hydrohalic acid such as HCl, HBr or HI, preferably HCl, in a suitable solvent such ...
Rapamycin, a natural product inhibitor of the Raptor-mammalian target of rapamycin complex (mTORC1), is known to induce Protein kinase B (Akt/PKB) Ser-473 phosphorylation in a subset of human cancer cell lines through inactivation of S6K1, stabilization of insulin receptor substrate (IRS)-1, and inc …
Ce travail décrit la synthèse et létude structurale doligomères mixtes linéaires et cycliques, alternant des liens amides et N-aminoamides, nommés 1 :1-[a/a-N-amino]mères. Le premier chapitre est consacré à létude bibliographique des méthodes de cyclisation des peptides et pseudopeptides ainsi quà leurs nombreuses applications. Il a été décrit que lincorporation déléments potentiellement structurants, comme lintroduction de modifications du squelette peptidique, pourrait faciliter la cyclisation des oligomères linéaires. Dans cette optique, lexploitation de travaux antérieurs du laboratoire, exposée dans le deuxième chapitre, a donné accès à de nouveaux 1 :1-[a/a-N-amino]mères phtaloylés, puis aux premiers cyclo-1 :1-[a/a-N-amino]mères protégés. La déprotection du groupement phtalimide dun de ces composés cycliques ouvre de nouvelles perspectives comme la fonctionnalisation de latome dazote déprotégé. Le troisième chapitre résume les analyses structurales
Base-induced cyclisation of the diketones 10(X = H or F), prepared in a two-step sequence from thiochroman-3-one, affords 6H,12H-[1]benzothiopyrano[3,4-b][1]benzopyran-12-ones 11. Reduction with diisobutylaluminium hydride affords a separable mixture of the cis- and trans-5-thiorotenoids. Dieckmann cyclisation of ethyl 2-(ethoxycarbonylmethylthio)phenylethanoate affords a mixture of 4-ethoxycarbonyl- and 2-ethoxycarbonyl-thiochroman-3-ones. Attempts to prepare a thiorotenoid by condensation of these β-keto esters with 4-methoxyphenol resulted in formation of the novel bis[1]benzothiopyrano[3,2-b:4′,3′-e]pyran ring system.. ...
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AKT is a serine-threonine kinase implicated in tumorigenesis as a central regulator of cellular growth, proliferation, survival, metabolism, and migration. Activated AKT is overexpressed in 50-70% of NSCLC tumors and has exhibited an association with poor prognosis as well as chemotherapeutic resistance to platinum-based therapy. Accordingly, AKT inhibitors such as MK-2206 are currently undergoing clinical investigation for the treatment of human NSCLC however, these agents broadly target all three (1-3) AKT isoforms. Recent evidence suggests opposing roles of the AKT isoforms in tumorigenesis where loss of AKT-1 inhibits while the loss of AKT-2 enhances lung tumor development in transgenic mouse models. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that preferential inhibition of AKT-1 would warrant a more effective therapeutic strategy for NSCLC compared to the current clinical approach of broad AKT inhibition. WST-1 cell viability assays have revealed that a selective AKT-1 inhibitor A-674563 is a ...
Horta P, Henriques MSC, Brás EM, et al. On the ordeal of quinolone preparation via cyclisation of aryl-enamines; synthesis and structure of ethyl 6-methyl-7-iodo-4-(3-iodo-4-methylphenoxy)-quinoline-3-carboxylateAbstract. Pure and Applied Chemistry. 2017;89(6). doi:10.1515/pac-2016-1119 ...
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DelveInsight has launched a new report on Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Epidemiology. Primary-progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) is a neurodegenerative disease that interferes with the brains ability to control the body. There are four main types of MS: relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), primary-progressive MS (PPMS), secondary-progressive MS (SPMS), and progressive-relapsing MS. Each type might be mild, moderate, or severe.. Request for free sample copy- https://www.delveinsight.com/sample-request/primary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-ppms-epidemiology-forecast Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Epidemiology historical as well as forecasted Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Epidemiology in the 7MM, covering the United States, EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom), and Japan from 2018-2030. Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Epidemiology PPMS can be further characterized at different points in time as either active (with an occasional relapse and/or ...
Clinical trial for Dermatite Atopique modérée ou grave | Chronic progressive multiple sclerosis | Multiple Sclerosis | Radiologically Isolated Syndrome , Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) Study of Brutons Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Inhibitor Tolebrutinib (SAR442168)
A 54 year old female patient, born in 1959, was diagnosed suffering from primary progressive multiple sclerosis more than 10 years ago, and retrospectively symptoms started already in 1992. She underwent various operations (3 times) to correct a fixed kyphosis and 2 years ago started to suffer from increasing pains and muscle spasms. She was…
Inside the organism, changes in pH levels occur under pathophysiological conditions such as inflammation, ischemia, cancer, and the like, which are accompanied by pain. The Acid-sensing Ion Channel (ASIC) detects changes in pH levels in the organism and transmits the pain signal to the brain. Biologically, many studies have been conducted regarding the Acid-sensing Ion Channel; however, many areas are still unclear, especially in terms of the operational mechanism and the cell membrane merging mechanism. Professor Suhs research team detected the cell membrane merging mechanisms that modulate the activity of the Acid-sensing Ion Channel at the molecular level, and it is this discovery and identification of the new cell membrane merging mechanism of the Acid-sensing Ion Channel that had remained unknown until now. The research team identified through animal experiments that there is a different cell membrane merging mechanism between subunits of the Acid-sensing Ion Channel. ASIC2a can be merged ...
Press Release. FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for GENENTECHs investigational medicine ocrelizumab in primary progressive multiple sclerosis. · Ocrelizumab is the first investigational medicine to receive Breakthrough Therapy Designation in multiple sclerosis (MS). · Twelfth Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Genentechs portfolio of medicines since 2013. SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - February 16, 2016 -- Genentech, a member of the Roche group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the investigational medicine ocrelizumab (OCREVUSTM) for the treatment of people with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). There are currently no approved treatments for PPMS, a debilitating form of MS characterized by steadily worsening symptoms and typically without distinct relapses or periods of remission.[1] Ocrelizumab is the first investigational medicine for MS to be granted ...
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Objective: The goal of this study is to assess the safety, therapeutic efficacy and mechanism of action of idebenone in primary-progressive multiple sclerosis (PP-MS) patients.. Study Population: Adult, untreated patients with PP-MS with disability ranging from none to moderately severe will be included in the trial. The upper age limit in this study has been set at 65; setting an age limit should permit us to focus on the potential neuroprotective effect of idebenone in PP-MS and limit the confounding factor of the natural aging process and its known negative influence on neuro-regeneration. Published data indicate that higher doses (10-50 mg/kg) of idebenone per day are required for beneficial effects on neurological disability in comparison to the lower doses (5-10mg/kg) that are sufficient for beneficial effects on cardiac/systemic functions in Friedreich s ataxia (FRDA) patients. Therefore, in order to target the CNS compartment, we will use a daily dose of 2250mg (750mg 3 times per day), ...
Hi all, I pray yall are doing well. Im still having a rough go of it. This latest flare has been going on for almost 6 mo. Actually my doctor told me that since I have PPMS that I wont get better...
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The SF-36v2 is a 36-item, self- reported, generic measure of quality of life that has been widely used in multiple disease areas. It is composed of 8 health domains: Physical Functioning, Role-Physical, Bodily Pain, General Health, Vitality, Social Functioning, Role-Emotional, and Mental Health. The PCS score was derived based on the SF-36 V2 Users Manual. Scoring for PCS involves (a) recoding item response values, (b) summing recoded response values for all items in a given scale to obtain the scale raw score, (c) transforming scale raw score to a 0−100 score. The PCS score was computed by (a) multiplying each health domain z score by a scale-specific physical factor score coefficient, (b) summing the resulting products, (c) converting the product total to T score. The total score ranges from 0-100, higher the score the less disability i.e., a score of zero is equivalent to maximum disability and a score of 100 is equivalent to no disability ...
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The EST library generated in this study provides a valuable resource for the study of the cyclisation of plant peptides. Further analysis of the candidates for cyclotide processing discovered in this work will increase our understanding and aid in reconstructing cyclotide production using transgenic …
The thermal cyclisation of enediynes to benzene-1,4-diyl diradicals (Bergman cyclisation) is affected by geometrical and electronic conditions. While the effect of ring strain or conformational constrains on the cyclisation temperature has been investigated in detail, electronic contributions have been less studied. Often geometrical and electronic contributions cannot be clearly distinguished. In most cases metal ion chelation does involve both. In this review we have summarised clear-cut observations of electronic substituents effects on the thermal enediyne reactivity. The effects of substituents in the vinylic and terminal alkyne position, the influence of benzo-fusion and hetarene fusion, as well as the changes induced by heteroatoms in the enediyne skeleton, are within the scope of this review. With the exception of more complex heterocyclic hetarene-fused enediynes the experimental data of electronic substituent effects on the thermal Bergman cyclisation of enediynes follow theoretical ...
A novel palladium(ii) catalysed tandem cyclisation of substituted 2-alkenylphenyl alkynones gives substituted 2-vinyl indenones and 6,5,6-fused tricyclic lactone skeletons (pyrones), in one-pot. Wagner-Meerwein-like rearrangements were observed which occur preferentially to conventional chloride-mediated chl
TY - JOUR. T1 - Neuroprotective Effects of Psalmotoxin-1, an Acid-Sensing Ion Channel (ASIC) Inhibitor, in Ischemia Reperfusion in Mouse Eyes. AU - Dibas, Adnan. AU - Millar, John Cameron. AU - Al-Farra, Abraham. AU - Yorio, Thomas. PY - 2018/7/3. Y1 - 2018/7/3. N2 - Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to assess changes in the expression of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel (ASIC)1a and ASIC2 in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) after retinal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury and to test if inhibition of ASIC1a provides RGC neuroprotection. Methods: Transient ischemia was induced in one eye of C57BL/6 mice by raising intraocular pressure to 120 mmHg for 60 min followed by retinal reperfusion by restoring normal pressure. RGC function was measured by Pattern electroretinography (PERG). In addition, retinal ASIC1a and ASIC2 were observed by immunohistochemistry and western blot. Changes in calpain, fodrin, heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), Brn3a, super oxide dismutase-1 (SOD1), catalase, and ...
Nick Gaskin, 46, from Quorn, Leicestershire, was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis 16 years ago and needs wife Tracy, 41, (pictured with him) to provide 24/7 care.
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Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the Swiss agency for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products (Swissmedic) has granted authorisation of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) for the treatment of adult patients with active relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).
The Hon. Member for Onchan (Mr Callister) to ask the Minister for Health and Social Care:. Whether his Department has any plans to make available Ocrevus (Ocrelizumab), which received NICE approval in 2019, for early, inflammatory primary progressive multiple sclerosis?. Link to Hansard. ...
Abstract: The present invention relates to a new process for preparing 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine derivatives of general formula (I), comprising the cyclisation of an intermediate of general formula (II) wherein the substituents are as defined in the specification. ##STR00001# ...
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Inhibition of acid-sensing ion channels by diminazene and APETx2 evoke partial and highly variable antihyperalgesia in a rat model of inflammatory pain ...
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METHODS FOR STROKE REDUCTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION PATIENTS - The subject invention provides methods for reducing stroke rate, methods for preventing atrial remodeling, and methods for reversing atrial remodeling by administering a multiple ion channel blocker anti-arrhythmic to reduce atrial fibrillation (AF) episode duration and an anticoagulant (AC). According to some methods of the invention, the average AF episode duration can be reduced to less than about 24, 5, 3 or 1 hour(s), and the maximum AF episode duration may be reduced to less than about 20, 10 or 5 hours. According to some methods of the invention, the reduced stroke rate upon administration of multiple ion channel blocker and AC is less than the age-adjusted overall stroke rate. Further, some methods provide that patients who were refractory to one or more anti-arrhythmic drugs prior to administration of the multiple ion channel blocker may also be treated. Some methods provide for prevention of atrial remodeling and others ...
Several approaches towards the synthesis of an acyclic molecule possessing one chiral centre along with suitable functionality to enable cyclisation to a medium ring were investigated. The intramolecular cyclisation reaction would create a second chiral centre so that two diastereoisomeric products would be possible. Potential cyclisation reactions appeared to include allysilane-aldehyde and allyl tin-aldehyde cyclisations. The first route attempted involved the coupling of an oxygen protected w-hydroxy-aldehyde with 3,3-diethoxy-2-bromopropene via a Grignard reaction or an alkyl lithium reaction, to generate the first chiral centre. A slight variation was also investigated. In this second case the key reaction to form the first chiral centre was the reaction of an oxygen protected w-hydroxy-a-bromoalkane with 2-(trimethylsilyl)methyl-2-propenal via a Grignard reaction. A third approach to the key reaction to introduce the first chiral centre involved the reaction of ...
On March 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). This is the first drug approved by the FDA for PPMS. Ocrevus is an intravenous infusion given by a health care professional.
Photo courtesy of BrainFacts. For those suffering from multiple sclerosis, Tuesday brought positive news as the Food and Drug Administration approved a drug aimed at treating the various symptoms of the disease. Marketed by Genentech, Ocrev, injected twice a year, has been successful in slowing the the progression in patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and…
8.14.1 Introduction 173. 8.14.2 Preclinical Studies 174. 8.14.2.1 The Beginning 174. 8.14.2.2 The Chemistry of Copaxone 175. 8.14.2.3 Studies in Experimental Animal Models 175. 8.14.3 Clinical Investigations 175. 8.14.3.1 Early Clinical Trials 176. 8.14.3.2 Clinical Studies Leading to Food and Drug Administration Approval 176. 8.14.3.2.1 Bornstein study 176. 8.14.3.2.2 Phase III studies 176. 8.14.3.3 Recent Clinical Studies 176. 8.14.3.3.1 Open-label extension of the American phase III trial 176. 8.14.3.3.2 Meta-analysis of the double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials 177. 8.14.3.3.3 Magnetic resonance imaging studies 178. 8.14.3.3.4 Study of primary progressive multiple sclerosis 178. 8.14.3.3.5 Oral study 178. 8.14.3.3.6 Comparative studies 178. 8.14.3.4 Safety and Tolerability 179. 8.14.4 The Immunopharmacology of Glatiramer Acetate 179. 8.14.4.1 Immunological Properties of Glatiramer Acetate 179. 8.14.4.1.1 Binding to major histocompatibility complex molecules 179. 8.14.4.1.2 ...
Fang Qiu.,Chun-Yu Qiu.,Huilan Cai.,Ting-Ting Liu.,Zu-Wei Qu.,...&Wang-Ping Hu.(3111).Oxytocin inhibits the activity of acid-sensing ion channels through the vasopressin-1a receptor in primary sensory neurons1.出版物(0),1-34 ...
Based on more than 3 decades of pre-clinical data, insulin-like growth point-1 receptor (IGF-1R) signaling provides gained recognition being a promoter of tumorogenesis, generating cell survival and proliferation in multiple individual cancers. this course that is becoming evaluated in scientific studies. monoclonal antibodies that particularly focus on the IGF-1R extracellular ligand-binding site, and little molecule inhibitors that focus on the IGF-1R intracellular catalytic site. The third strategy can be further stratified into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) competitive inhibitors A-966492 that bind towards the ATP pocket from the IGF-1R kinase site, and non-ATP competitive inhibitors that A-966492 bind for an allosteric pocket (substrate binding site). Many excellent reviews have already been published lately describing the traditional advancements in these areas.13-15 This review covers recently disclosed pre-clinical agents and offer an update on the existing clinical surroundings targeting ...
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Catalyses the cyclisation of the lycopene carotenoid psi-end group into a carotenoid beta-end group in the final step of the synthesis of beta carotene ...
The polymerisations yielded high molecular weight materials with a broad polydispersity. All polymers were cyclised, the proportion of cyclised species increased with time, generally until complete cyclisation was achieved. The polymerisation process conditions were varied and a reaction protocol establishing a degree of reproducibility was achieved. The strength of the conformity bias is found to qualitatively alter the predictions regarding whether the trait becomes endemic within the population steroids, and the proportion of individuals who display the trait when it is endemic. As the conformity strength increases, the number of feasible equilibrium solutions increases from two to three, leading to a situation where the stable equilibrium attained is dependent upon the initial state. Varying the conformity threshold frequency directionally alters the behavior invasion threshold. steroids drugs According to a watershed report published by the Institute of Medicine in 1999 steroids, medication ...
Bull Group , United Kingdom - The first preparation of iodoaziridines. The addition of diiodomethyllithium to N-Boc-imines affords these novel aziridines in high yields. The reaction proceeds in one-pot via a highly diastereoselective cyclisation of an a.
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As a component of the GATOR1 complex functions as an inhibitor of the amino acid-sensing branch of the TORC1 pathway. The GATOR1 complex strongly increases GTP hydrolysis by RRAGA and RRAGB within RRAGC-containing heterodimers, thereby deactivating RRAGs, releasing mTORC1 from lysosomal surface and inhibiting mTORC1 signaling. The GATOR1 complex is negatively regulated by GATOR2 the other GATOR subcomplex in this amino acid-sensing branch of the TORC1 pathway ...
... pan-acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) inhibitor that prevents the transient flow of ions but not the sustained flow of ions. ... or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), and a calcium channel blocker, the addition of amiloride (or spironolactone) was ... "Acid-sensing ion channels: dual function proteins for chemo-sensing and mechano-sensing". Journal of Biomedical Science. 25 (1 ... structure, function, and pharmacology of acid-sensing ion channels and the epithelial Na+ channel". Pharmacological Reviews. 67 ...
... the mambalgin family of 3FTx proteins interacts with acid-sensing ion channels to produce analgesia without apparent toxic ... Another class, called the beta-cardiotoxins, causes decreased heart rate and are thought to function as beta blockers, ... "Black mamba venom peptides target acid-sensing ion channels to abolish pain". Nature. 490 (7421): 552-5. doi:10.1038/ ... a family of ligand-gated ion channels. 3FTx binding interferes with cholinergic intercellular signaling particularly at ...
Pore blockers bind to pore of the ion channel and block the ion flux. Pi3 has a higher dissociation constant than Pi2. Pi3 has ... Lack of three residues in the amino acid terminal has been implicated in the inability of Pi3 and Pi2 to block BK channels. No ... channels in human lymphocytes suggests that the toxin exerts its effect by binding to some external domain and does not sense ... The Pi3 toxin is a potent inhibitor of the Kv1.2 potassium channel, encoded by the KCNA2 gene and a less potent blocker of ...
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... potassium channel blocker and potassium channel opener. Ion channel Potassium channel tetramerisation domain Ion channel family ... Specific domains of the channel subunits have been identified that are responsible for voltage-sensing and converting between ... They include the amino acid sequence (Thr-Val-Gly-Tyr-Gly) or (Thr-Val-Gly-Phe-Gly) typical to the selectivity filter of ... preventing ion movement through the channel. For blockers and activators of voltage gated potassium channels see: ...
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... blockers inhibit the flow of potassium ions through the channel. They either compete with potassium binding ... "A neuronal two P domain K+ channel stimulated by arachidonic acid and polyunsaturated fatty acids". The EMBO Journal. 17 (12): ... Duprat F, Lesage F, Fink M, Reyes R, Heurteaux C, Lazdunski M (September 1997). "TASK, a human background K+ channel to sense ... family Potassium uptake permease Sodium ion channel Calcium channel Littleton JT, Ganetzky B (April 2000). "Ion channels and ...
... inhibit voltage-sensitive calcium ion channels, and activate potassium ion channels. Many CB1 receptors are located on axon ... The amino-acid L-tryptophan is also available OTC, and seems to be free of dependence or abuse liability. However, it is not as ... This is followed by a plateau phase, where the subjective sense of time begins to slow and the visual effects increase in ... All proven antipsychotics are postsynaptic dopamine receptor blockers (dopamine antagonists). For an antipsychotic to be ...
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... is a sodium ion channel that in humans is encoded by the SCN9A gene. It is usually expressed at high levels in two types ... non-selective Nav channel blocker which is under development for the treatment of pain. Surprisingly, many potent Nav1.7 ... Nav1.7 is present at the endings of pain-sensing nerves, the nociceptors, close to the region where the impulse is initiated. ... erythromelalgia mutations that are observed are missense mutations that change important and highly conserved amino acid ...
... and also because myotonia congenita is an ion channel disorder, and ion channels are sensitive to internal and external ... a blocker of chloride channels. It is also possible to achieve myotonia in preparations of intact isolated muscle by greatly ... The term congenital in its sense of "clinically apparent from birth" applies only to Thomsen disease, as the clinical onset of ... Substituted benzoic acids". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 11 (5): 1020-2. doi:10.1021/jm00311a023. PMID 5697062. Villegas- ...
... voltage-gated potassium channels. The S3-S4 link, where hanatoxin binds, is important for voltage-sensing and gate activation. ... Hanatoxin binds to several types of voltage-gated ion channels. While the affinity is the highest for the Kv2.1 and Kv4.2 ... HaTx is a peptide consisting of the following 35 amino-acids: Glu-Cys-Arg-Tyr-Leu-Phe-Gly-Gly-Cys-Lys-Thr-Thr-***-Asp-Cys-Cys- ... Herrington, J. e.a. (2006). "Blockers of the Delayed-Rectifier Potassium Current in Pancreatic β-Cells Enhance Glucose- ...
2F37​ Transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily A member 1: PDB: 3J9P​ Voltage-gated ion channel Ion channel ... Voltage sensing in thermo-TRP channels has been reviewed by Brauchi et al. TRP channels have six TMS helices. These channels ... They found that charged sodium-channel blockers can be targeted into nociceptors by the application of TRPV1 agonists to ... based on their amino acid sequence homology: the canonical or classic TRPs, the vanilloid receptor TRPs, the melastatin or long ...
Calcium channel blocker Calcium ions are used in many cells, including beta cells, as a signaling mechanism. Since it does not ... Its amino acid code (DNA triplet --> amino acid incorporation) is identical across all Terrestrial life except for a very few ... In that sense, they are catalysts. Epidemiology the study of the transmission of diseases. One of the first epidemiological ... A Ca+ channel blocker is a drug which interferes with the operation of (some?) such channels. They have widespread effects, ...
To sense the cell's voltage, the S1-S3 helices contain many negatively charged amino acids amino acids while S4 helices contain ... "Voltage-Gated Calcium Channels". IUPHAR Database of Receptors and Ion Channels. International Union of Basic and Clinical ... L-type calcium channel blocker drugs are used as cardiac antiarrhythmics or antihypertensives, depending on whether the drugs ... The L-type calcium channel (also known as the dihydropyridine channel, or DHP channel) is part of the high-voltage activated ...
ICK toxins are best known as blockers of cation channels. The exact structure of the VaTxs has not yet been deduced, although ... Despite the similar architecture of TRPV1 and Kv2, VaTx1 and VaTx2 bind to the voltage-sensing domain of Kv2 rather than the ... Siemens J (2006). "Ion Spider toxins activate the capsaicin receptor to produce inflammatory pain". Nature. 444 (7116): 208-212 ... VaTxs are 53-82% identical in amino acid sequence. VaTx1 and VaTx2 have an almost identical structure, while VaTx3 shows some ...
The cryoEM structure of ENaC indicates that the channel is a heterotrimeric protein like the acid-sensing ion channel 1 (ASIC1 ... Amiloride and triamterene are potassium-sparing diuretics that act as epithelial sodium channel blockers. Noreng S, Bharadwaj A ... Jasti J, Furukawa H, Gonzales EB, Gouaux E (September 2007). "Structure of acid-sensing ion channel 1 at 1.9 A resolution and ... The epithelial sodium channel (short: ENaC, also: amiloride-sensitive sodium channel) is a membrane-bound ion channel that is ...
... resides with the transmembrane ion channels which control the membrane currents via the ions K+, Na+, and Ca++, and of lesser ... Different treatment-related studies are investigating the potential role of peptide nucleic acids in treating Parkinson's ... DA blocker anti-psychotics, and GABA agonist tranquilizers (benzodiazepines). New endogenous chemicals are continually ... can produce confusing or ambiguous secondary effects so that the effects of a lack of receptor can be studied in a purer sense ...
The anionic sAC inhibitor 4,4′-diisothiocyanatostilbene-2,2′-disulfonic acid (DIDS) acts as a blocker for the entrance to ... When the second metal - a Mg2+ ion - binds to the α-phosphate of ATP leads to a conformational change of the enzyme: the close ... Bone density experiments in mouse calvaria cultured indicates that HCO−3-sensing sAC is a physiological appropriate regulator ... Calcium enters by voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels or by release from the endoplasmic reticulum. Hydrogencarbonate and calcium ...
Duprat F, Lesage F, Fink M, Reyes R, Heurteaux C, Lazdunski M (Sep 1997). "TASK, a human background K+ channel to sense ... C. M. Armstrong (1971). "Interaction of tetraethylammonium ion derivatives with the potassium channels of giant axons." J. Gen ... an acid-sensitive two-pore domain potassium channel". Neuropharmacology. 40 (4): 551-9. doi:10.1016/S0028-3908(00)00189-1. PMID ... Potassium channel blockers are agents which interfere with conduction through potassium channels. Potassium channel blockers ...
... ions into the urine (lumen of collecting duct). Aldosterone upregulates epithelial sodium channels (ENaCs) in the collecting ... which suggests that Ca2+ channel blockers may directly influence the adrenocortical biosynthesis of aldosterone in vivo. The ... An increase in sensed pressure results in an increased rate of firing by the baroreceptors and a negative feedback response, ... Liquorice, which contains glycyrrhetinic acid, can inhibit 11β-HSD and lead to a mineralocorticoid excess syndrome. Angiotensin ...
Altered expression of ion channels, changes in neurotransmitters and their receptors, as well as altered gene expression in ... Ziconotide is a voltage-gated calcium channel blocker which may be used in severe cases of ongoing neuropathic pain it is ... A 2007 review of studies found that injected (parenteral) administration of alpha lipoic acid (ALA) was found to reduce the ... The theory predicts that the activation of central pain inhibitory neurons by non-pain sensing neurons prevents the ...
L-type Ca2+ channels, P/Q-type Ca2+ channels and sodium ion channels. All of these membrane channels can further influence ... Calmodulin (CaM) is a protein composed of 148 amino acids that plays both an intermediary and direct role in moderating gap ... Harris, Andrew L. (2002-02-01). "Voltage-sensing and Substate Rectification". Journal of General Physiology. 119 (2): 165-170. ... CaM-antagonist and CaM-blockers promote the opening of gap junctions. Chemical modification takes place on connexin proteins ...
... permeant ion and/or channel blocker, mutations in the ion channel amino acids), can provide information regarding the ... Super-resolution microscopy Voltage clamp Tunable resistive pulse sensing Single molecule real time sequencing Y. Roiter and S ... interconversion of various kinetic states of the ion channel. In a minimal model for an ion channel, there are two states: open ... In addition one of the earliest means of detecting single molecules, came about in the field of ion channels with the ...
A more recent example is the N-type calcium channel blocker ziconotide analgesic which is based on a cyclic peptide cone snail ... are condensed by fatty acid synthase to produce fatty acids. Fatty acid are essential components of lipid bilayers that form ... ion channels, and enzymes. In some cases, they have also served as leads in the development of novel drugs. For example, ... In the broadest sense, natural products include any substance produced by life. Natural products can also be prepared by ...
... is an ion channel located on the plasma membrane of many human and animal cells. This ion channel is best known as a ... Other TRPA1 channel activators include JT-010 and ASP-7663, while channel blockers include A-967079, HC-030031 and AM-0902. The ... The epoxide, 4,5-epoxy-8Z,11Z,14Z-eicosatrienoic acid (4,5-EET) made by the metabolism of arachidonic acid by any one of ... Tai C, Zhu S, Zhou N (January 2008). "TRPA1: the central molecule for chemical sensing in pain pathway?". The Journal of ...
... is a sodium ion channel subtype that in humans is encoded by the SCN10A gene. Nav1.8-containing channels are ... a potent and selective Nav1.8 sodium channel blocker, attenuates neuropathic and inflammatory pain in the rat". Proceedings of ... Nav1.8 and Nav1.9 are both expressed in nociceptors (damage-sensing neurons). Nav1.7, Nav1.8 and Nav1.9 are found in the DRG ... It has been shown using the yeast-two hybrid screening method that p11 binds to a 28-amino-acid fragment at the N terminus of ...
... acid sensing ion channels (ASICs), ATP-gated P2X receptors, and the anion-permeable γ-aminobutyric acid-gated GABAA receptor. ... A variety of ion channel blockers (inorganic and organic molecules) can modulate ion channel activity and conductance. Some ... ion channels are a frequent target. There are over 300 types of ion channels just in the cells of the inner ear. Ion channels ... Ion channels may be classified by gating, i.e. what opens and closes the channels. For example, voltage-gated ion channels open ...
Diminazene Is a Slow Pore Blocker of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 1a (ASIC1a). Axel Schmidt, Giulia Rossetti, Sylvia Joussen and ... Diminazene Is a Slow Pore Blocker of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 1a (ASIC1a). Axel Schmidt, Giulia Rossetti, Sylvia Joussen and ... Diminazene Is a Slow Pore Blocker of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 1a (ASIC1a). Axel Schmidt, Giulia Rossetti, Sylvia Joussen and ... Diminazene Is a Slow Pore Blocker of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 1a (ASIC1a) ...
Acid Sensing Ion Channel Blockers. Sodium Channel Blockers. Membrane Transport Modulators. Molecular Mechanisms of ... Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC) as a Novel Mechanism for Hypertension and Volume Expansion in Type 2 Diabetes. The safety and ...
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Acid Sensing Ion Channel Blockers / therapeutic use* * Acid Sensing Ion Channels / genetics* ... Targeting acid-sensing ion channel 1 (encoded by the ASIC1 gene), which contributes to the excessive intracellular accumulation ...
Acid Sensing Ion Channel Blockers (2) • A subclass of sodium channel blockers that are specific for ACID-SENSING SODIUM ... CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS; GANGLIONIC BLOCKERS; and VASODILATOR AGENTS. MeSH ... Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylase Inhibitors (5) • Compounds and drugs that block or inhibit the enzymatic action of AROMATIC ... Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade ...
Acid-sensing (proton-gated) ion channels (ASICs). Detailed annotation on the structure, function, physiology, pharmacology and ... acid sensing ion channel 3 , dorsal root ASIC , acid-sensing (proton-gated) ion channel 3 , acid sensing (proton gated) ion ... Channel Blockers. Key to terms and symbols View all chemical structures Click column headers to sort ... Acid-sensing (proton-gated) ion channels (ASICs): ASIC3. Last modified on 13/03/2018. Accessed on 19/11/2018. IUPHAR/BPS Guide ...
Why do neurons sense extracellular acid? In large part, this question has driven increasing investigation on acid-sensing ion ... This Review highlights recent findings linking these channels to physiology and disease. In addition, it discusses some of the ... channels (ASICs) in the CNS and the peripheral nervous system for the past two decades. Significant progress has been made in ... Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) have been implicated in pain, and neurological and psychiatric disease. Wemmieet al. provide ...
The hydrophobic bottom part of the groove is large so that it accommodates size-variation of these blockers. Charged amino ... Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are proton-gated cation channels that are predominantly expressed in the nervous system. ... Diarylamidines: high potency inhibitors of acid-sensing ion channels.. Chen X1, Qiu L, Li M, Dürrnagel S, Orser BA, Xiong ZG, ... Diarylamidines: High potency inhibitors of acid-sensing ion channels. Neuropharmacology. ;58(7):10.1016/j.neuropharm.2010.01. ...
... selective ASIC1a blocker. Join researchers using high quality Psalmotoxin-1 from Abcam and achieve your mission… ... Potent, selective acid sensing (proton gated) ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) blocker. Inhibits cation currents mediated by ASICs (IC50 ... The receptor site of the spider toxin PcTx1 on the proton-gated cation channel ASIC1a.. J Physiol 570:339-54 (2006). Read more ... A tarantula peptide against pain via ASIC1a channels and opioid mechanisms.. Nat Neurosci 10:943-5 (2007). Read more (PubMed: ...
Diminazene Is a Slow Pore Blocker of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 1a (ASIC1a).. Mol Pharmacol. 2017 Dec;92(6):665-675. doi: 10.1124 ... The ConorRFamide RPRFa Stabilizes the Open Conformation of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 3 via the Nonproton Ligand-Sensing Domain. ... Strong activation of bile acid-sensitive ion channel (BASIC) by ursodeoxycholic acid.. Channels 7:1, 38-42; January/February ... Acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) 1a/2a heteromers have a flexible 2:1/1:2 stoichiometry.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jun 3; ...
A-317567 is a non-amiloride blocker of acid sensing ion channels (ASICs) (Dube et al., 2005). The OTSA process correctly ... 2005). Electrophysiological and in vivo characterization of A-317567, a novel blocker of acid sensing ion channels. Pain 117, ... 8 sodium channel blocker, attenuates neuropathic and inflammatory pain in the rat. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104, 8520-8525 ... A-803467 is a potent and selective Nav 1.8 sodium channel blocker. The measured IC50 with Nav 1.8, Nav1.2, Nav1.3, Nav1.5, and ...
... sensing ion channel 3 by an alkaloid, lindoldhamine, from Laurus nobilis, British Journal of Pharmacology" on DeepDyve, the ... Monoamine NMDA receptor channel blockers inhibit and potentiate native and recombinant proton‐gated ion channels ... Nonproton ligand sensing domain is required for paradoxical stimulation of acidsensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) channels by ... sensing ion channel 3 by an alkaloid, lindoldhamine, from Laurus nobilis. Proton‐independent activation of acidsensing ion ...
They reveal different pharmacological properties and are selective blockers of ASICs, except for MitTx, which is a potent ... are proton-gated ion channels that are highly expressed in the nervous system and play important roles in physiological and ... in rodents have been discovered and they can be assembled into homotrimers or heterotrimers to form an ion channel. Peptide ... Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are proton-gated ion channels that are highly expressed in the nervous system and play ...
To date, the functional significance of ASIC1b in these cells is unclear due to the lack of a specific inhibitor/blocker. A ... Acid-sensing ion channel 1b (ASIC1b) is a proton-gated Na(+) channel mostly expressed in peripheral sensory neurons. ... Acid-sensing ion channel 1b (ASIC1b) is a proton-gated Na(+) channel mostly expressed in peripheral sensory neurons. To date, ... One important regulator of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) is zinc. In this study, we examined the detailed zinc inhibition ...
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It averaged 40.7±15.7 pA (n=5) at pH 5.0 and was blocked by the ASIC channel blocker amiloride (200 μm) to 2.5±1.6 pA. Na+ free ... Abstract 956: Acid-Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) Contribute to Transduction of Extracellular Acidosis in Rat Carotid Body Glomus ... Abstract 956: Acid-Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) Contribute to Transduction of Extracellular Acidosis in Rat Carotid Body Glomus ... Abstract 956: Acid-Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) Contribute to Transduction of Extracellular Acidosis in Rat Carotid Body Glomus ...
This toxin is thought to be a specific peptide inhibitor of acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC1), a member of the Deg/ENaC ... Sodium Channel Blockers / pharmacology*. Sodium Channels / metabolism*. Spider Venoms / pharmacology. Water-Electrolyte Balance ... 0/PcTX1 protein, Psalmopoeus cambridgei; 0/Sodium Channel Blockers; 0/Sodium Channels; 0/Spider Venoms; 2609-46-3/Amiloride; ... In the present study, we investigated the potential role of this ion channel to mediate regulatory volume increase in glioma ...
... acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs), and TRPV1 blocker as well as acidic buffer solutions to investigate and mimic the underlying ... They also used similar techniques to investigate the involvement of acid-sensing ion channels and Nav1.7 sodium channel in ... N-type calcium ion channel blockers, such as omega-conotoxin GVIA (omega-CTX), produce analgesia by impeding flux of calcium ... The combined effects of N-type calcium channel blockers and morphine on A delta versus C fiber mediated nociception ANESTHESIA ...
However, a blocker of acid sensing ion channel (ASIC) amiloride will attenuate H+/phosphate-induced responses. In specific aim ...
... pan-acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) inhibitor that prevents the transient flow of ions but not the sustained flow of ions. ... or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), and a calcium channel blocker, the addition of amiloride (or spironolactone) was ... "Acid-sensing ion channels: dual function proteins for chemo-sensing and mechano-sensing". Journal of Biomedical Science. 25 (1 ... structure, function, and pharmacology of acid-sensing ion channels and the epithelial Na+ channel". Pharmacological Reviews. 67 ...
Amiloride (500 μM), the nonselective ASIC blocker, inhibited this component (Fig. 1, E and F), which was also largely absent in ... ASIC channels in motor learning. Members of the ASIC family of acid-sensing ion channels are abundant in various regions of the ... Proton-gated acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) belong to the degenerin/epithelial Na+ channel (DEG/ENaC) superfamily (6) and ... structure, function, and pharmacology of acid-sensing ion channels and the epithelial Na+ channel. Pharmacol. Rev. 67, 1-35 ( ...
... electrophysiology and gene targetting and behavioural approaches to explore the channels, receptors transcription factors and ... Akopian AN, Chen CC, Ding Y, Cesare P, Wood JN (2000). A new member of the acid-sensing ion channel family. NeuroReport, 11, ... Drew LJ, Wood JN (2007). FM1-43 is a permeant blocker of mechanosensitive ion channels in sensory neurons and inhibits ... Drew LJ, Price MP, Wood J (2004). Acid sensing ion channels ASIC2 and ASIC3 do not contribute to mechanically activated ...
Background: Acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is the primary acid sensor in mammalian brain and plays a major role in ... Since the ASIC1a-selective blocker PcTx1 is present at only 0.4% abundance in this venom, we wondered whether the observed ... NEUROPROTECTION IN A CONSCIOUS MODEL OF STROKE IN HYPERTENSIVE RATS VIA SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF ACID-SENSING ION CHANNEL 1A. ... neuroprotective effects were due to PcTx1 blockade of ASIC1a or inhibition of other ion channels and receptors by the hundreds ...
Neuroprotective effect of acid-sensing ion channel inhibitor psalmotoxin-1 after hypoxia-ischemia in newborn piglet striatum. ... The contribution of TRPV1 channel to 20-HETE-Aggravated ischemic neuronal injury. Zhang, X., El Demerdash, N., Falck, J. R., ...
... acid-sensing ion channel subunit 3 blockers, and the transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) antagonist HC-030031 also ... Bandell, M, Story, GM, Hwang, SW, Viswanath, V, Eid, SR, Petrus, MJ, Earley, TJ, Patapoutian, A . Noxious cold ion channel ... The transient receptor potential ankyrin 1-pain-related ion channel is activated by H2O2 ... Viana, F . TRPA1 channels: Molecular sentinels of cellular stress and tissue damage. J Physiol 2016; 594:4151-69 [Article] [ ...
... the mambalgin family of 3FTx proteins interacts with acid-sensing ion channels to produce analgesia without apparent toxic ... Another class, called the beta-cardiotoxins, causes decreased heart rate and are thought to function as beta blockers, ... "Black mamba venom peptides target acid-sensing ion channels to abolish pain". Nature. 490 (7421): 552-5. doi:10.1038/ ... a family of ligand-gated ion channels. 3FTx binding interferes with cholinergic intercellular signaling particularly at ...
Acid Sensing Ion Channel Blockers Medicine & Life Sciences * Acid Sensing Ion Channels Medicine & Life Sciences ... Yang, ZJ, Ni, X, Carter, EL, Kibler, K, Martin, LJ & Koehler, RC 2011, Neuroprotective effect of acid-sensing ion channel ... Neuroprotective effect of acid-sensing ion channel inhibitor psalmotoxin-1 after hypoxia-ischemia in newborn piglet striatum. ... Neuroprotective effect of acid-sensing ion channel inhibitor psalmotoxin-1 after hypoxia-ischemia in newborn piglet striatum. ...
The role of the acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) in evoking the exercise pressor reflex is unknown, despite the fact that ... To test this hypothesis, we measured the effect of injecting two ASIC1a blockers into the arterial supply of the triceps surae ... NOTEWORTHY The role played by acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) in evoking the exercise pressor reflex remains unknown. In ... We found that the 2 ASIC1a blockers, psalmotoxin-1 (200 ng/kg) and mambalgin-1 (6.5 µg/kg), decreased the pressor responses to ...
  • Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are neuronal receptors for extracellular protons. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Moreover, we show that the inhibition is voltage-dependent and competes with that by amiloride, a pore blocker of ASICs. (aspetjournals.org)
  • In summary, our results show that diminazene blocks ASIC1a by a slow open-channel block and suggest that diminazene is an interesting lead compound for high-affinity blockers of ASICs. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Acid-sensing (proton-gated) ion channels (ASICs): ASIC3. (guidetopharmacology.org)
  • Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are permeable to Na + (and other cations), activated by low extracellular pH and widely expressed in the CNS and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). (nature.com)
  • In large part, this question has driven increasing investigation on acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) in the CNS and the peripheral nervous system for the past two decades. (nature.com)
  • Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are proton-gated cation channels that are predominantly expressed in the nervous system. (nih.gov)
  • ASICs are involved in a number of neurological diseases such as pain, ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis but limited tools are available to target these channels and provide probes for their physiological functions. (nih.gov)
  • ASICs are implicated in neurotransmission, synaptic plasticity, learning, ischaemia and neuronal cell death and contribute to perception of acid‐mediated inflammatory or post‐operative pain (Wemmie et al. (deepdyve.com)
  • Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are proton-gated ion channels that are highly expressed in the nervous system and play important roles in physiological and pathological conditions. (intechopen.com)
  • They reveal different pharmacological properties and are selective blockers of ASICs, except for MitTx, which is a potent activator of ASICs. (intechopen.com)
  • One of the candidate targets for proton sensing is called "acid-sensing ion channels" (ASICs). (intechopen.com)
  • One important regulator of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) is zinc. (nih.gov)
  • The results provide the first evidence that ASICs may contribute to chemotransduction of low pH by carotid body chemoreceptors, and that extracellular acidosis directly activates carotid body chemoreceptors through both ASIC and TASK channels. (ahajournals.org)
  • Acid- sensing ion channels (ASICs) are key sensors for extracellular protons and contribute to pain caused by tissue acidosis. (chinaphar.com)
  • Acid-Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) are membrane protein complexes that form depolarizing ion channels present on peripheral and/or central neurons. (springer.com)
  • Voiley N (2004) Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs): new targets for the analgesic effects of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). (springer.com)
  • In disease states, tissue acidosis is a common pathologic change causing abnormal activation of acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs), which according to cumulative evidence, significantly contributes to inflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, and other pathologic mechanisms (i.e., pain, stroke, and psychiatric conditions). (biomedcentral.com)
  • ASICs are ligand-gated cation channels activated by extracellular H + and are widely distributed in mammalian central and peripheral nervous systems. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Amiloride, a licensed and clinically safe blocker of ASICs, was equally neuroprotective in nerve explants and in EAE. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Acid sensing ion channels (ASICs) are sodium-selective ion channels activated by low extracellular pH, and belong to the degenerin/epithelial Na + channel superfamily [ 1 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Acid-Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) are neuronal voltage-insensitive cationic channels which are activated by extracellular protons. (being-bioreactive.com)
  • It has been shown that Mambalgin-1 is a potent and selective blocker of ASICs implied in pain pathways (1, 2). (being-bioreactive.com)
  • These four compounds (100 microM) failed to block ENaC channels expressed in oocytes. (nih.gov)
  • ASIC channels belong to the ENaC/Degenerin superfamily and are proton-gated ion channels which are not voltage-dependent. (alomone.com)
  • This toxin is thought to be a specific peptide inhibitor of acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC1), a member of the Deg/ENaC superfamily of cation channels. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Amiloride blocks the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) in the late distal tubule, connecting tubule, and collecting duct of the nephron, which both reduces absorption of sodium ion from the lumen of the nephron and reduces excretion of potassium ion into the lumen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some people with the Liddle phenotype have Liddle syndrome, which involves a genetic mutation resulting in upregulation of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), located in the apical membrane of polarized epithelial cells in the late distal tubule and collecting duct of the kidney. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because Liddle phenotype usually involves an upregulation of ENaC channels, leading to retention of sodium and water and to hypokalemia, amiloride is useful as an ENaC channel inhibitor due to its promotion of sodium excretion and its potassium-sparing effects, restoring potassium to normal levels. (wikipedia.org)
  • The current model proposes that Na + uptake occurs through apical membrane epithelial Na + channels (an eNaC homologue) that are electrogenically coupled to a proton pump (V-type H + -ATPase). (biologists.org)
  • The renal epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) provides a mechanism for fine-tuning sodium excretion, and is a major regulator of blood pressure homeostasis. (ufl.edu)
  • 2002) Heteromultimers of DEG/ENaC Subunits Form H + -Gated Channels in Mouse Sensory Neurons. (springer.com)
  • and identifying a compound that alters the activity of said acid-sensing ion channel of the DEG/ENaC family that is capable of treating acidosis or excess glutamate associated with seizures or strokes, wherein said acid-sensing ion channel mediates the effects of said acidosis or excess glutamate. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • and detecting a change in activity of said acid-sensing ion channels of the DEG/ENaC family, thereby identifying said compound that modifies activity of said acid-sensing ion channels of the DEG/ENaC family. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • MEC-4 and MEC-10 are pore-forming subunits that belong to the superfamily of degenerin/epithelial sodium channel (DEG/ENaC) ion channel proteins that are conserved in metazoans. (rupress.org)
  • They belong to the ENaC /Deg superfamily of ion channels. (being-bioreactive.com)
  • Recombinant production and solution structure of PcTx1, the specific peptide inhibitor of ASIC1a proton-gated cation channels. (abcam.com)
  • Certain peptides even lead to clinical development and venom-based drugs, such as ziconotide, which is an inhibitor of neuronal voltage-gated calcium channels isolated from Conus magus , designed for patients with intra-ctable pain who fail to respond to other drugs [ 57 , 66 ]. (intechopen.com)
  • To date, the functional significance of ASIC1b in these cells is unclear due to the lack of a specific inhibitor/blocker. (nih.gov)
  • For people with resistant hypertension, already taking a thiazide diuretic, an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-i) or an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB), and a calcium channel blocker, the addition of amiloride (or spironolactone) was better at reducing blood pressure than adding a beta-blocker (bisoprolol) or an alpha-1 blocker (doxazosin). (wikipedia.org)
  • Analysis of the mechanism(s) of 22 Na + influx was performed in control and acid-activated (addition of 10 mmoll -1 proprionic acid) cells using a variety of Na + transport inhibitors (ouabain, phenamil, HOE-694 and bumetanide) and a V-type ATPase inhibitor (bafilomycin). (biologists.org)
  • Description: ADWX 1 is a potent and selective inhibitor of KV1.3 channel with IC50 values of 1.89 pM and 0.65 nM for Kv1.3 and Kv1.1, respectively [1]. (isolab-05.com)
  • For example, charybdotoxin blocks voltage-gated Kv channels with exquisite potency [Ki (inhibitor constant) in the subnanomolar range] ( 4 ), causing uncontrollable hyperexcitability of the nervous system ( 5 , 6 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • 2) application of TBOA ( dl -threo-β-benzyloxyaspartic acid), a selective inhibitor of glutamate transporters, or (3) perfusion with magnesium-free medium. (arvojournals.org)
  • Why do neurons sense extracellular acid? (nature.com)
  • Acid-sensing ion channel 1b (ASIC1b) is a proton-gated Na(+) channel mostly expressed in peripheral sensory neurons. (nih.gov)
  • Manipulating ASIC1a expression in striatal neurons in mice revealed that this channel is critical for promoting the synaptic abundance and function of NMDA receptors in response to changes in extracellular pH. (sciencemag.org)
  • By activating a kinase-dependent transcriptional program that promotes the expression of NMDA receptor subunits, ASIC1a channels stimulate synaptic activity and dendritic spine maturation in the striatal neurons that facilitate motor learning. (sciencemag.org)
  • The Research Focus The Molecular Nociception Group focuses on genetic approaches to understanding the biology of damage-sensing neurons, somatosensation, pain and touch. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • In current-clamp recording, pre-application with ET-1 (30 nM) significantly increased acid-evoked firing in rat DRG neurons. (chinaphar.com)
  • Mamet J, Lazdunski M, Voilley N (2003) How nerve growth factor drives physiological and inflammatory expressions of acid-sensing ion channel 3 in sensory neurons. (springer.com)
  • 2001) Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 3 Matches the Acid-Gated Current in Cardiac Ischemia-Sensing Neurons. (springer.com)
  • 1997a) Molecular Cloning of a Non-Inactivating Proton-Gated Na + Channel Specific for Sensory Neurons. (springer.com)
  • We describe a novel mechanism for vital fluorescent dye entry into sensory cells and neurons: permeation through ion channels. (jneurosci.org)
  • However, excessive activation of glutamate-gated membrane channels may lead to irreversible injury of CNS neurons. (arvojournals.org)
  • Because of the relatively high permeability of N -methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate-gated channels to calcium ions, neurons are particularly sensitive to injury associated with excessive activity of this channel subtype. (arvojournals.org)
  • Targeting acid-sensing ion channel 1 (encoded by the ASIC1 gene), which contributes to the excessive intracellular accumulation of injurious Na(+) and Ca(2+) and is over-expressed in acute multiple sclerosis lesions, appears to be a viable strategy to limit cellular injury that is the substrate of neurodegeneration. (nih.gov)
  • A protein called acid-sensing ion channel 1 (ASIC1) is over-expressed in acute MS lesions. (multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com)
  • The neuronally expressed, proton-gated acid-sensing ion channel-1 (ASIC1) is permeable to Na+ and Ca2+, and excessive accumulation of these ions is associated with axonal degeneration. (ox.ac.uk)
  • These results suggest that ASIC1 blockers could provide neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Many of the most well-characterized 3FTx proteins exert their toxic effects through binding to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs), a family of ligand-gated ion channels. (wikipedia.org)
  • By acting as light-dependent ion channel agonists, antagonist or modulators, photochromic controllers effectively converted a wide range of ion channels, including voltage-gated ion channels, 'leak channels', tri-, tetra- and pentameric ligand-gated ion channels, and temperature-sensitive ion channels, into man-made photoreceptors. (springer.com)
  • Ligand-gated ion channels (LGICs) mediate passive ion flux driven by the electrochemical gradient for the permeant ions. (pharmacologyeducation.org)
  • In-depth coverage of the properties and pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors, voltage- and ligand-gated ion channels, and nuclear hormone receptors. (slideshare.net)
  • The proteins are typically 60-74 amino acid residues long, though some have additional N- or C-terminal extensions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nature has incorporated small photochromic molecules, colloquially termed 'photoswitches', in photoreceptor proteins to sense optical cues in phototaxis and vision. (springer.com)
  • Ion channels in particular have come to the forefront of proteins that can be put under the designer control of synthetic photochromes. (springer.com)
  • TRP proteins are six transmembrane-domain polypeptide subunits, and four subunits assemble in the plasma membrane to form functional channels. (tcdb.org)
  • Lingual sweet taste cells possess two G-protein-coupled receptors, T1R2 and T1R3, which form a heterodimeric sweet taste receptor (STR) for sugars, d -amino acids, sweet proteins, and artificial sweeteners ( 6 , 7 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The ion channel formed by the homologous proteins MEC-4 and MEC-10 forms the core of a sensory mechanotransduction channel in Caenorhabditis elegans . (rupress.org)
  • Researchers of the Laboratory are involved into computational modeling of basic "molecules of life" and supramolecular systems: proteins, nucleic acids and biomembranes. (ibch.ru)
  • A particular emphasis is put on the membrane itself and membrane proteins - receptors, ion channels, etc. (ibch.ru)
  • eLife has published papers on topics related to the molecular structure and functional mechanisms of a diverse array of ion channel proteins. (elifesciences.org)
  • Ion channel proteins open and close ion permeation pathways in response to changes in membrane voltage, neurotransmitters and other chemical ligands, temperature and mechanical forces, enabling ions to move between cellular compartments to generate electrical and chemical signals that are fundamental for a diverse array of physiological cellular process. (elifesciences.org)
  • This collection highlights a series of important papers that delve into fundamental questions concerning the structure, mechanisms and physiological roles of a diverse array of ion channel proteins. (elifesciences.org)
  • A family of proteins (OSCA/TMEM63) that encode mechanosensitive ion channels has been characterized in plants, flies, and mammals. (elifesciences.org)
  • The primary cilia polycystin proteins, polycystin-1 and polycystin-2, affect cilia length in the kidney collecting duct epithelia, but only polycystin-2 is required for the functional ion channel in this organelle. (elifesciences.org)
  • TMEM206 proteins are identified as constituting the pore of the widely expressed acid-activated chloride channel PAORAC/ASOR, which is important in acid toxicity. (elifesciences.org)
  • Recently, pH-sensitive ion channels have been described in glomus cells that respond directly to extracellular acidosis. (ahajournals.org)
  • In this study, we investigated the possible molecular mechanisms of carotid body pH-sensing by recording the responses of glomus cells isolated from rat carotid body to rapid changes in extracellular pH using whole-cell patch-clamping technique. (ahajournals.org)
  • One type of Cl − channel is activated by extracellular acidic pH. (sciencemag.org)
  • Most Na + , K + , Ca 2+ and some Cl - channels are gated by voltage, whereas others (such as some K + and Cl - channels, TRP channels, ryanodine receptors and IP 3 receptors ) are relatively voltage-insensitive and are gated by second messengers and other intracellular and/or extracellular mediators. (pharmacologyeducation.org)
  • These channels are opened by extracellular protons. (springer.com)
  • Structural differences in the extracellular portions, transmembrane domains and the cytoplasmic domains of TRPC channels have been reviewed ( Guo and Chen 2019 ). (tcdb.org)
  • The site of action is located at the extracellular vestibule of the receptor's ion channel pore and is accessible after receptor activation. (nature.com)
  • Our results suggest that neurosteroids bind in the extracellular vestibule of the NMDAR channel to prevent the permeation of small mono and divalent ions. (nature.com)
  • TRPV5/6 channels are known to be inhibited by extracellular acidic pH. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • An altered endolymphatic pH can be expected to affect other ion transport processes in the luminal membrane of epithelial cells bordering the lumen, since several ion channels are known to be highly sensitive to extracellular pH. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • A subclass of sodium channel blockers that are specific for ACID-SENSING SODIUM CHANNELS. (nih.gov)
  • Endogenous opioids contribute to insensitivity to pain in humans and mice lacking sodium channel Na(v)1.7. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • Binshtok AM, Bean BP, Woolf CJ (2007) Inhibition of nociceptors by TRPV1-mediated entry of impermeant sodium channel blockers. (springer.com)
  • Midamor is a sodium channel blocker . (multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com)
  • Expression of alternatively spliced sodium channel alpha-subunit genes. (labome.org)
  • Payandeh J, Gamal El Din T, Scheuer T, Zheng N, Catterall W. Crystal structure of a voltage-gated sodium channel in two potentially inactivated states. (labome.org)
  • LQTS mutation N1325S in cardiac sodium channel gene SCN5A causes cardiomyocyte apoptosis, cardiac fibrosis and contractile dysfunction in mice. (labome.org)
  • Optogenetic tools enable sophisticated measurements of a voltage-gated sodium channel implicated in pain, as well as high-throughput screening of candidate channel blockers. (elifesciences.org)
  • The first structure of the human epithelial sodium channel provides vital insight into the assembly, stoichiometry and molecular mechanism of the ion channel central to sodium homeostasis. (elifesciences.org)
  • Representation of the amino acid sequence relations of the minimal pore regions of the voltage-gated ion channel superfamily. (pharmacologyeducation.org)
  • The founding members of the TRP superfamily are the TRPC (TRP canonical) channels, which can be activated following the stimulation of phospholipase C and/or depletion of internal calcium stores ( Montell, 2005 ). (tcdb.org)
  • Waldmann, R. & Lazdunski, M. H + -gated cation channels: neuronal acid sensors in the NaC/DEG family of ion channels. (nature.com)
  • Members of the ASIC family of acid-sensing ion channels are abundant in various regions of the brain and mediate neuronal synaptic function. (sciencemag.org)
  • However, little is known about its role in the pathogenesis of global cerebral ischemia or newborn hypoxia-ischemia (H-I). Here, using a newborn piglet model of asphyxia-induced cardiac arrest, we investigated the effect of ASIC1a-specific blocker psalmotoxin-1 on neuronal injury. (elsevier.com)
  • Here, we introduce design principles of emerging photochromic molecules that act on ion channels and discuss the impact that these molecules are beginning to have on ion channel biophysics and neuronal physiology. (springer.com)
  • Banghart M, Borges K, Isacoff E, Trauner D, Kramer RH (2004) Light-activated ion channels for remote control of neuronal firing. (springer.com)
  • Fampridine or 4-aminopyridine is a broad-spectrum blocker of the Kv1 family of voltage-gated potassium channels that is used as a symptomatic therapy for patients with certain neuromuscular disorders to enhance synaptic neuronal conduction (1). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is the primary acid sensor in mammalian brain and a key mediator of acidosis-induced neuronal damage following cerebral ischemia. (pnas.org)
  • 1997) BNaC1 and BNaC2 Constitute a New Family of Human Neuronal Sodium Channels Related to Degenerins and Epithelial Sodium Channels. (springer.com)
  • Mori N, Schoenherr C, Vandenbergh D, Anderson D. A common silencer element in the SCG10 and type II Na+ channel genes binds a factor present in nonneuronal cells but not in neuronal cells. (labome.org)
  • The absence of TRPV4-ATP-mediated effects on C-fibers indicates a distinct neurobiology for this ion channel and implicates TRPV4 as a novel therapeutic target for neuronal hyperresponsiveness in the airways and symptoms, such as cough. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Excessive activity of NMDA-type ( N -methyl- d -aspartate) glutamatergic channels has been implicated as a mechanism for neuronal injury in neurologic disorders, including glaucoma, and retinal disease. (arvojournals.org)
  • NMDA channels play an important role in neuronal signaling within the CNS, and the properties of NMDA channel function have been well characterized. (arvojournals.org)
  • The excitatory action of glutamate at NMDA channels is therefore greatest when the neuronal membrane is depolarized either by the action of other excitatory membrane channels or under pathologic conditions in which normal resting membrane potential is lost. (arvojournals.org)
  • Dual signaling of Wamide myoinhibitory peptides through a peptide-gated channel and a GPCR in Platynereis. (ukaachen.de)
  • Description: Endothelins are 21-amino acid vasoconstricting peptides produced primarily in the endothelium and have a key role in vascular homeostasis. (isolab-05.com)
  • This is surprising given the success of some anemone peptides that have been tested, such as the potassium channel blocker from Stichodactyla helianthus known as ShK. (mdpi.com)
  • The inhibition of potassium channels by peptides from animal venoms is a subject of broad interest for its physiological and therapeutic applications [ 1 ]. (mdpi.com)
  • Black mamba venom peptides target acid-sensing ion channels to abolish pain, Nature. (being-bioreactive.com)
  • Description: Interleukin-1 beta Human Recombinant produced in E.Coli is a non-glycosylated, Polypeptide chain containing 153 amino acids and having a molecular mass of 17000 Dalton. (isolab-05.com)
  • Description: MMP 1 Human Recombinant produced in E.coli is a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain containing 393 amino acids (100-469a.a) and having a molecular mass of 45kDa. (isolab-05.com)
  • [0006] The NMDA receptor is a postsynaptic, ionotropic receptor which is responsive to, inter alia, the excitatory amino acids glutamate and glycine and the synthetic compound NMDA, hence the receptor name. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • This acidic pocket contains several pairs of acidic amino acids, is situated at the interface between two subunits, and is considered one of the ASIC pH sensors. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This "finger print" contains examples of the most abundant metabolites present in the lysate including lipids, amino acids, sugars and nucleotides. (slas2019.org)
  • 1. Baron A, Lingueglia E. (2015) Pharmacology of acid-sensing ion channels - Physiological and therapeutical perspectives. (guidetopharmacology.org)
  • In the CNS, the ASIC1A subunit is largely required for acid-evoked currents and has been implicated in synaptic plasticity, mouse models of behaviour, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and seizures. (nature.com)
  • A modulatory subunit of acid sensing ion channels in brain and dorsal root ganglion cells. (nature.com)
  • T1R2/R3 activation liberates the α-subunit of the G-protein gustducin (α-gustducin), leading to intracellular Ca 2+ release, gating of a taste-specific transient receptor potential ion channel TRPM5 ( 8 ), cellular depolarization, and release of mediators that activate lingual afferent nerves. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Orai1 is the pore subunit of Ca 2+ release-activated Ca 2+ (CRAC) channels that stimulate downstream signaling pathways crucial for T cell activation. (jimmunol.org)
  • Potent, selective acid sensing (proton gated) ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) blocker. (abcam.com)
  • A tarantula peptide against pain via ASIC1a channels and opioid mechanisms. (abcam.com)
  • The receptor site of the spider toxin PcTx1 on the proton-gated cation channel ASIC1a. (abcam.com)
  • Until now, six different isoforms (ASIC1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3 and 4) in rodents have been discovered and they can be assembled into homotrimers or heterotrimers to form an ion channel. (intechopen.com)
  • Acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is abundant in multiple brain regions, including the striatum, which serves as the input nucleus of the basal ganglia and is critically involved in procedural learning and motor memory. (sciencemag.org)
  • Na + ,Ca 2+ -permeable acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) is involved in the pathophysiologic process of adult focal brain ischemia. (elsevier.com)
  • Purpose: The purpose of the current study is to assess changes in the expression of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel (ASIC)1a and ASIC2 in retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) after retinal ischemia and reperfusion (I/R) injury and to test if inhibition of ASIC1a provides RGC neuroprotection. (unthsc.edu)
  • Intravitreal injection of psalmotoxin-1, a selective ASIC1a blocker, was used to assess the neuroprotective effect of ASIC1a inhibition. (unthsc.edu)
  • Description: IC50: 0.9 nMPsalmotoxin 1 is a potent and selective acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) blocker.Several ASIC subunits described: ASIC1a, ASIC1b, ASIC2a, ASIC2b, and ASIC3 with different kinetics, tissue distribution, and external pH sensitivities. (isolab-05.com)
  • To test our hypothesis, we measured the effect of injecting two ASIC1a blockers into the arterial supply of the triceps surae muscles with and without the femoral artery ligated on the reflex pressor responses to 1) static contraction of the triceps surae muscles, 2) calcaneal tendon stretch, and 3) intra-arterial injection of diprotonated phosphate (pH 6.0). (bvsalud.org)
  • We found that the ASIC1a blockers psalmotoxin-1 (200 ng/kg) and mambalgin-1 (6.5 µg/kg) decreased the pressor responses to static contraction as well as the peak pressor responses to injection of diprotonated phosphate when these responses were evoked from the freely perfused hindlimb. (bvsalud.org)
  • In contrast, ASIC1a blockers only decreased the peak pressor responses evoked by injection of diprotonated phosphate in the hindlimb circulation with simulated peripheral artery disease. (bvsalud.org)
  • Independently of the hindlimb of interest, ASIC1a blockers had no effect on the pressor responses to tendon stretch. (bvsalud.org)
  • Acid-sensing ion channel-1a (ASIC1a) is localized in brain regions with high synaptic density and is thought to contribute to synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory. (stonel.info)
  • Mambalgin-1 rapidly and reversibly inhibits recombinant homomeric ASIC1a (IC50=55 nM) and heteromeric ASIC1a+ASIC2a (IC50=246 nM) or ASIC1a+ASIC2b channels (IC50=61 nM) but also human channels hASIC1b (IC50=192 nM) and hASIC1a+hASIC1b (IC50=72nM). (being-bioreactive.com)
  • 2018) Inhibition of acid-sensing ion channels by diminazene and APETx2 evoke partial and highly variable antihyperalgesia in a rat model of inflammatory pain. (guidetopharmacology.org)
  • The transient receptor potential vanilloid receptors 1 and 4 (TRPV1 and TRPV4) and the acid-sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) are regarded as mechanosensitive channels. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Recent data have suggested a relationship between acute arthritic pain and acid sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) on primary afferent fibers innervating joints. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We also assessed the effect of ASIC3 selective peptide blocker (APETx2) on pain behavior, disease progression, and ASIC3 expression in knee joint afferents. (biomedcentral.com)
  • In this study, we examined the detailed zinc inhibition of ASIC1b currents and specific amino acid(s) involved in the inhibition. (nih.gov)
  • In whole-cell voltage-clamp recording, ASIC currents were evoked by brief local application of pH 6.0 external solution in the presence of TRPV1 channel blocker AMG9810. (chinaphar.com)
  • The acid- or proton-activated Cl − (PAC) currents are present in a wide range of mammalian cells ( 2 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • KA) channel currents, which are highly sensitive to 4-aminopyridine , and slowly inactivated or noninactivated currents such as delayed rectifying [K.sup. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • KDR) channel currents, which are rarely inactivated and are tetraethylammonium- (TEA-) sensitive due to their unique properties. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Finally, we examine the role of cholesterol binding in the mechanism of MEC-2 action by measuring whole-cell and single-channel currents in MEC-2 mutants deficient in cholesterol binding. (rupress.org)
  • This study indicates diarylamidines constitute a novel class of non-amiloride ASIC blockers and suggests that diarylamidines may be developed as therapeutic agents in treatment of ASIC-involved diseases. (nih.gov)
  • Venoms of species like spiders, sea anemones and snakes have been found to target ion channels with highly therapeutic potentials as drug candidates [ 17 , 38 ]. (intechopen.com)
  • Sodium Channels in Pain and Cancer: New Therapeutic Opportunities. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • CRAC channels are an attractive therapeutic target for alleviation of autoimmune diseases. (jimmunol.org)
  • These results suggest that CRAC channel blockers can be considered as chemical templates for the development of therapeutic agents to suppress inflammatory responses. (jimmunol.org)
  • We show that inhibition of these channels using a "double-knot" spider venom peptide massively attenuates brain damage after stroke and improves behavioral outcomes, even when the peptide is administered 8 h after stroke onset. (pnas.org)
  • In silico inhibition of proto-oncogene tyrosine protein kinase Src (c-Src) by Sristolactam AII, 4-Allyl Resorcinol and Stigmast-4-en-3,6-dione for anticancer activity of Piper betle Linn. (bioinfoaus.ac.in)
  • In addition, the model of the NMDAR channel opening provides an explanation for the different contributions of GluN1 and GluN2B subunits to the inhibition by the steroid. (nature.com)
  • Diarylamidines: high potency inhibitors of acid-sensing ion channels. (nih.gov)
  • MacDonald, John F. / Diarylamidines : High potency inhibitors of acid-sensing ion channels . (elsevier.com)
  • Interestingly, the action of PA-S has some characteristics similar to the action of voltage-dependent NMDAR channel inhibitors. (nature.com)
  • Emergence of drug-resistant strains of influenza viruses, including avian H5N1 with pandemic potential, 1918 and 2009 A/H1N1 pandemic viruses to currently used antiviral agents, neuraminidase inhibitors and M2 Ion channel blockers, underscores the importance of developing novel antiviral strategies. (cdc.gov)
  • In particular, this invention relates to pharmaceutical compositions, dietary supplements and methods of treatment which modulate the acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) for treatment of Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders such as seizures and strokes through synaptic plasticity, treatment of cognitive disorders, and for memory enhancement. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • Ligands of histamine receptors modulate acid-sensing ion channels. (nih.gov)
  • KCNE1 alters the voltage-sensing domains-pore coupling to modulate KCNQ1 channel properties. (elifesciences.org)
  • Most animal venoms contain multiple peptide toxins highly selective for their perspective targets, many of which are ion channels ( 2 , 3 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • Mechanisms of the blockade of glutamate channel receptors: significance for structural and physiological investigations. (nih.gov)
  • Effects of ionotropic glutamate receptor channel blockers on the development of pentylenetetrazol kindling in mice. (nih.gov)
  • Saliva mediates sour and sweet tastes through bicarbonate ions and glutamate, respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • Binding of glutamate to its receptor is associated with a switch of the channel to an "open" configuration. (arvojournals.org)
  • Exposure of cells to acidic conditions outside the cell activates chloride-conducting channels that influence physiological and pathological processes. (sciencemag.org)
  • Identification of the channel should advance studies of its physiological roles, which range from tissue injury after stroke to adaptation of Tibetan natives to a high-altitude environment. (sciencemag.org)
  • The wide expression of PAC suggests a broad role for this conserved Cl − channel family in physiological and pathological processes associated with acidic pH. (sciencemag.org)
  • The gill of freshwater fish plays a key role in a variety of physiological processes such as gas transfer, ion regulation, acid-base balance and nitrogen excretion. (biologists.org)
  • Ion channel modulators are an extremely successful drug class, second only to drugs targeting G protein-coupled receptors, with amlodipine , zolpidem , alprazolam , the sulfonylureas , repaglinide and nateglinide amassing huge returns for their developers. (pharmacologyeducation.org)
  • [0003] This invention relates to acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) agonists, antagonists and modulators. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • 1997b) A Proton-Gated Cation Channel Involved in Acid-Sensing. (springer.com)
  • Transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 4 (TRPV4) is widely expressed in the respiratory tract, but its role as a peripheral nociceptor has not been explored. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • Transient receptor potential melastatin member 4 (TRPM4), a Ca 2+ -activated nonselective cation channel, has been found to mediate cell membrane depolarization in immune response, insulin secretion, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. (springer.com)
  • All TRP channels are cation permeable, and most are not selective for monovalent or divalent ions. (tcdb.org)
  • To explore structure-function, gating mechanisms and tissue localization of many ion channels, animal venom toxins were important pharmacological tools in the ion channel field [ 28 ]. (intechopen.com)
  • However, the molecular mechanisms of the cellular response to acid are not fully understood. (sciencemag.org)
  • TRP channel structures have revealed sites and mechanisms of action of numerous synthetic and natural compounds, as well as those for endogenous ligands such as lipids, Ca 2+ , and calmodulin ( Cao 2020 ). (tcdb.org)
  • Discovery of the ASIC crystal structure provided insight into inherent mechanisms of channel depolarization, inactivation, and modulation. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Components of calcium wave propagation (CWP, the proposed downstream sensing pathway) were also expressed in tissues with abundant TRPV1 expression, the muscle and epimysium layers. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The results demonstrated mechanosensitive channel TRPV1 is highly expressed at ST36 and possibly participated in acupuncture related analgesia. (biomedcentral.com)
  • These findings suggest TRPV1 might act as acupuncture-responding channel by sensing physical stimulation from acupuncture and conducting the signaling via CWP to nerve terminals. (biomedcentral.com)
  • however, the reported minimum concentrations for activating TRPV1 channel or inhibiting voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels (both in the micromolar range) appear too high to be biologically relevant. (sciencemag.org)
  • We show that the effective concentration of BmP01 is highly pH-dependent-it increases by about 10-fold in inhibiting Kv channels upon a 1-U drop in pH but decreases more than 100-fold in activating TRPV1. (sciencemag.org)
  • Mechanistic investigation revealed that BmP01 binds to one of the two proton-binding sites on TRPV1 and, together with a proton, uses a one-two punch approach to strongly activate the nociceptive channel. (sciencemag.org)
  • The present study uses a model for tear deficient DE 14 - 16 and recording of muscle activity via orbicularis oculi muscle electromyography (OOemg), 17 to assess the roles of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and melastatin 8 (TRPM8) ion channels on hypertonic saline (HS)-evoked ocular behavior. (arvojournals.org)
  • 5. Mamet J, Baron A, Lazdunski M, Voilley N. (2002) Proinflammatory mediators, stimulators of sensory neuron excitability via the expression of acid-sensing ion channels. (guidetopharmacology.org)
  • 1998) A Sensory Neuron-Specific, Proton-Gated Ion Channel. (springer.com)
  • 2002) Proinflammatory Mediators, Stimulators of Sensory Neuron Excitability Via the Expression of Acid-Sensing Ion Channels. (springer.com)
  • The distortion in the sense of taste is the only symptom, and diagnosis is usually complicated since the sense of taste is tied together with other sensory systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because gadolinium can inhibit both SACs and L-type calcium channels, we perfused a group of hearts with diltiazem, a specific L-type calcium channel blocker, to eliminate the involvement of L-type calcium channels. (ahajournals.org)
  • There are few case reports claiming calcium channel blockers like Amlodipine also cause dysguesia by blocking calcium sensitive taste buds. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cryo-EM structures of the gating cycle of bestrophin reveal the molecular underpinnings of activation and inactivation gating in this calcium-activated chloride channel and reveal a surprisingly wide pore. (elifesciences.org)
  • Glutamatergic excitotoxicity, originally described in the retina, 1 results primarily from intracellular accumulation of sodium and calcium ions. (arvojournals.org)
  • Membrane depolarization is associated with a reduction of this block and increased conductance of sodium and calcium ions. (arvojournals.org)
  • It averaged 40.7±15.7 pA (n=5) at pH 5.0 and was blocked by the ASIC channel blocker amiloride (200 μm) to 2.5±1.6 pA. (ahajournals.org)
  • Chabala LD, Lester HA (1986) Activation of acetylcholine receptor channels by covalently bound agonists in cultured rat myoballs. (springer.com)
  • Four-domain channels (Ca V and Na V ) are shown as blue branches, potassium selective channels are shown as red branches, cyclic nucleotide-gated channels are shown as magenta branches, and transient receptor potential (TRP) and related channels are shown as green branches. (pharmacologyeducation.org)
  • The NMDA receptor controls the flow of both divalent (Ca + +) and monovalent (Na + , K + ) ions into the postsynaptic neural cell through a receptor associated channel (Foster et al. (patentsencyclopedia.com)
  • TRP channels can be grouped into seven subfamilies based on their amino acid sequence homology: (1) the canonical or classic TRPs, (2) the vanilloid receptor TRPs, (3) the melastatin or long TRPs, (4) ankyrin (whose only member is the transmembrane protein 1 [TRPA1]), (5) TRPN after the nonmechanoreceptor potential C (nonpC), and the more distant cousins, the (6) polycystins and (7) mucolipins. (tcdb.org)
  • Fatty acids and receptor-dependent vasoconstrictor agonists also activate vascular TRP channels. (tcdb.org)
  • Non-classical mechanism of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid receptor channel block by fluoxetine. (nih.gov)
  • Monoamine NMDA receptor channel blockers inhibit and potentiate native and recombinant proton-gated ion channels. (nih.gov)
  • The effect of the environment ion composition upon the blockade of the AMPA receptor channels]. (nih.gov)
  • Common binding site for externally and internally applied AMPA receptor channel blockers. (nih.gov)
  • Organic blockers escape from trapping in the AMPA receptor channels by leaking into the cytoplasm. (nih.gov)
  • 2014). In silico screening of some plant based natural products as angiotensin receptor blockers against cardiovascular diseases. (bioinfoaus.ac.in)
  • The aim of this study was to determine if the transient receptor potential vanilloid ion channels play a role in hypertonic saline (HS)-evoked corneal reflexes in a model for aqueous tear deficient DE. (arvojournals.org)
  • The selectivity was attributable to high dependence of promoters of retinoic-acid-receptor-related orphan receptors on the Ca 2+ -NFAT pathway. (jimmunol.org)
  • The impairment in Th17 differentiation by treatment with CRAC channel blocker was recapitulated in Orai1-deficient T cells, which could be rescued by exogenous expression of retinoic-acid-receptor-related orphan receptors or a constitutive active mutant of NFAT. (jimmunol.org)
  • Finally, we identify by molecular docking a binding site in the ion pore that we confirm by site-directed mutagenesis. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Ion channels are pore-forming protein complexes that facilitate the flow of ions across the hydrophobic core of cell membranes. (pharmacologyeducation.org)
  • Orai1 was identified as the pore component of CRAC channels by genome-wide RNA interference (RNAi) high-throughput screens ( 3 - 6 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • Observation by single molecule FRET of MscL, a prokaryotic mechanosensitive channel, reveals that MscL opens via the helix-tilt model and its pore reaches 2.8 nm in diameter. (elifesciences.org)
  • However, at highly negative membrane potential, the channel is blocked by binding of a magnesium ion within the conductance pore. (arvojournals.org)
  • Nav1.7 and other voltage-gated sodium channels as drug targets for pain relief. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • This study was designed to characterize the retinal response to experimental manipulations that mimic features of glutamatergic excitotoxic insult and also to determine whether memantine, an NMDA-type glutamatergic channel blocker, is effective in reversing experimental excitotoxicity. (arvojournals.org)
  • 1. Voilley N, de Weille J, Mamet J, Lazdunski M. (2001) Nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs inhibit both the activity and the inflammation-induced expression of acid-sensing ion channels in nociceptors. (guidetopharmacology.org)
  • 2001) Nonsteroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Inhibit Both the Activity and the Inflammation-Induced Expression of Acid-Sensing Ion Channels in Nociceptors. (springer.com)
  • This global view of the 143 members of the structurally related ion channel genes highlights seven groups of ion channel families and their membrane topologies. (pharmacologyeducation.org)
  • They also function by depolarising the membrane potential, which triggers the activation of voltage-gated Ca 2+ channels. (tcdb.org)
  • Here, we review and extend previous work on the expression and spatial distribution of the plasma membrane and sarcoplasmic reticulum ion channels present in retinal vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and discuss their contribution to pressure-induced myogenic tone in retinal arterioles. (disease-connect.org)
  • We suggest that MEC-2 and MEC-6 play essential roles in modulating both the local membrane environment of MEC-4/MEC-10 channels and the availability of such channels to be gated by force in vivo. (rupress.org)
  • Metronidazole and chlorhexidine have been found to interact with metal ions that associate with the cell membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another research direction is modeling of the membrane receptors and ion channels. (ibch.ru)
  • Identification of aurintricarboxylic acid as a potent allosteric antagonist of P2X1 and P2X3 receptors. (ukaachen.de)
  • However, TRPV5 and TRPV6, display specificity for Ca 2+ ions, and TRPM4 and TRPM5 are highly selective for monovalent cations and impermeant to Ca 2+ . (tcdb.org)
  • that the epithelial Ca 2+ channels TRPV5 and TRPV6 are expressed in the vestibular system and that TRPV5 expression is stimulated by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D 3 (1,25(OH) 2 D 3 ), as also reported in kidney. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • The molecular mechanism of pH sensing by chemoreceptors is not clear, although it had been proposed to be mediated by a drop in intracellular pH of carotid body glomus cells, which inhibits a K + current. (ahajournals.org)
  • These subunits form functional ion channels as dimers or heteropolymers, and differing channels vary in activation conditions, ion selectivity, kinetics, and distributions. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Here, we investigate the role of two auxiliary channel subunits, MEC-2 (stomatin-like) and MEC-6 (paraoxonase-like), by coexpressing them with constitutively active MEC-4/MEC-10 heteromeric channels in Xenopus oocytes. (rupress.org)
  • We use single-channel recordings and biochemistry to show that these auxiliary subunits alter function by increasing the number of channels in an active state rather than by dramatically affecting either single-channel properties or surface expression. (rupress.org)
  • However, the sustained depolarization was not blocked by amiloride but was eliminated by removal of K + from the pipette solution which reduced significantly intracellular K + . This sustained depolarization was partially blocked by the TASK channels blockers anandamide (from 14.9±1.6 mV to 9.3±2.2 mV at pH 6.0, n=5) and quinidine (from 27.5±2.2 mV to 11.3±2.3 mV at pH 6.0, n=3). (ahajournals.org)
  • TRP channels are activated by stimuli including changes in pressure, temperature, osmolarity, and intracellular Ca 2+ . (tcdb.org)
  • One of these molecules, compound 5D, inhibited CRAC channel activity by blocking ion permeation. (jimmunol.org)
  • Our group combines recombinant DNA technology, electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, gene targeting and behavioural approaches to explore the channels, receptors, transcription factors and regulatory pathways that control nociceptor excitability. (ucl.ac.uk)
  • This study aimed to clarify their role at the Zusanli acupoint (ST36) and propose possible sensing pathways linking channel activation to neurological signaling. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Over recent years, we and others have investigated the signaling pathways underlying the myogenic response in retinal arterioles, with particular emphasis on the involvement of different ion channels expressed in the smooth muscle layer of these vessels. (disease-connect.org)
  • These results, in combination with molecular modeling, characterize structure details of the open configuration of the NMDAR channel. (nature.com)
  • We have previously shown this toxin to be an effective blocker of the glioma cation conductance. (biomedsearch.com)
  • used an unbiased RNA interference screen to identify the channel protein that allows such proton-activated ion conductance. (sciencemag.org)
  • Aside from adaptations to the broader potassium channel family, we suggest that this strategy of comparative docking can be extended to other channels of interest with known structure, especially in cases where a critical motif exists to improve docking effectiveness. (mdpi.com)