A CALCIUM and CALMODULIN-dependent serine/threonine protein phosphatase that is composed of the calcineurin A catalytic subunit and the calcineurin B regulatory subunit. Calcineurin has been shown to dephosphorylate a number of phosphoproteins including HISTONES; MYOSIN LIGHT CHAIN; and the regulatory subunits of CAMP-DEPENDENT PROTEIN KINASES. It is involved in the regulation of signal transduction and is the target of an important class of immunophilin-immunosuppressive drug complexes.
A macrolide isolated from the culture broth of a strain of Streptomyces tsukubaensis that has strong immunosuppressive activity in vivo and prevents the activation of T-lymphocytes in response to antigenic or mitogenic stimulation in vitro.
A family of transcription factors characterized by the presence of highly conserved calcineurin- and DNA-binding domains. NFAT proteins are activated in the CYTOPLASM by the calcium-dependent phosphatase CALCINEURIN. They transduce calcium signals to the nucleus where they can interact with TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR AP-1 or NF-KAPPA B and initiate GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION of GENES involved in CELL DIFFERENTIATION and development. NFAT proteins stimulate T-CELL activation through the induction of IMMEDIATE-EARLY GENES such as INTERLEUKIN-2.
A cyclic undecapeptide from an extract of soil fungi. It is a powerful immunosupressant with a specific action on T-lymphocytes. It is used for the prophylaxis of graft rejection in organ and tissue transplantation. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed).
Proteins which bind calmodulin. They are found in many tissues and have a variety of functions including F-actin cross-linking properties, inhibition of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase and calcium and magnesium ATPases.
Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.
A group of enzymes removing the SERINE- or THREONINE-bound phosphate groups from a wide range of phosphoproteins, including a number of enzymes which have been phosphorylated under the action of a kinase. (Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992)
A family of immunophilin proteins that bind to the immunosuppressive drugs TACROLIMUS (also known as FK506) and SIROLIMUS. EC 5.2.1.-
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.
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.
A heat-stable, low-molecular-weight activator protein found mainly in the brain and heart. The binding of calcium ions to this protein allows this protein to bind to cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases and to adenyl cyclase with subsequent activation. Thereby this protein modulates cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP levels.
A 12-KDa tacrolimus binding protein that is found associated with and may modulate the function of calcium release channels. It is a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase which is inhibited by both tacrolimus (commonly called FK506) and SIROLIMUS.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
Enzymes that catalyze either the racemization or epimerization of chiral centers within amino acids or derivatives. EC 5.1.1.
A macrolide compound obtained from Streptomyces hygroscopicus that acts by selectively blocking the transcriptional activation of cytokines thereby inhibiting cytokine production. It is bioactive only when bound to IMMUNOPHILINS. Sirolimus is a potent immunosuppressant and possesses both antifungal and antineoplastic properties.
A group of hydrolases which catalyze the hydrolysis of monophosphoric esters with the production of one mole of orthophosphate. EC 3.1.3.
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.
Members of a family of highly conserved proteins which are all cis-trans peptidyl-prolyl isomerases (PEPTIDYLPROLYL ISOMERASE). They bind the immunosuppressant drugs CYCLOSPORINE; TACROLIMUS and SIROLIMUS. They possess rotamase activity, which is inhibited by the immunosuppressant drugs that bind to them.
The transference of a kidney from one human or animal to another.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
The introduction of a phosphoryl group into a compound through the formation of an ester bond between the compound and a phosphorus moiety.
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.
An enzyme that catalyzes the isomerization of proline residues within proteins. EC 5.2.1.8.
The protein constituents of muscle, the major ones being ACTINS and MYOSINS. More than a dozen accessory proteins exist including TROPONIN; TROPOMYOSIN; and DYSTROPHIN.
Compounds or agents that combine with an enzyme in such a manner as to prevent the normal substrate-enzyme combination and the catalytic reaction.
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.
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
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.
An antibiotic substance derived from Penicillium stoloniferum, and related species. It blocks de novo biosynthesis of purine nucleotides by inhibition of the enzyme inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase. Mycophenolic acid is important because of its selective effects on the immune system. It prevents the proliferation of T-cells, lymphocytes, and the formation of antibodies from B-cells. It also may inhibit recruitment of leukocytes to inflammatory sites. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p1301)
Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.
An immune response with both cellular and humoral components, directed against an allogeneic transplant, whose tissue antigens are not compatible with those of the recipient.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
A phosphoprotein phosphatase subtype that is comprised of a catalytic subunit and two different regulatory subunits. At least two genes encode isoforms of the protein phosphatase catalytic subunit, while several isoforms of regulatory subunits exist due to the presence of multiple genes and the alternative splicing of their mRNAs. Protein phosphatase 2 acts on a broad variety of cellular proteins and may play a role as a regulator of intracellular signaling processes.
A specific inhibitor of phosphoserine/threonine protein phosphatase 1 and 2a. It is also a potent tumor promoter. (Thromb Res 1992;67(4):345-54 & Cancer Res 1993;53(2):239-41)
A eukayrotic protein serine-threonine phosphatase subtype that dephosphorylates a wide variety of cellular proteins. The enzyme is comprised of a catalytic subunit and regulatory subunit. Several isoforms of the protein phosphatase catalytic subunit exist due to the presence of multiple genes and the alternative splicing of their mRNAs. A large number of proteins have been shown to act as regulatory subunits for this enzyme. Many of the regulatory subunits have additional cellular functions.
The transference of a part of or an entire liver from one human or animal to another.
A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.
A class of ionotropic glutamate receptors characterized by affinity for N-methyl-D-aspartate. NMDA receptors have an allosteric binding site for glycine which must be occupied for the channel to open efficiently and a site within the channel itself to which magnesium ions bind in a voltage-dependent manner. The positive voltage dependence of channel conductance and the high permeability of the conducting channel to calcium ions (as well as to monovalent cations) are important in excitotoxicity and neuronal plasticity.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Study of mental processes and behavior of schizophrenics.
A potent noncompetitive antagonist of the NMDA receptor (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) used mainly as a research tool. The drug has been considered for the wide variety of neurodegenerative conditions or disorders in which NMDA receptors may play an important role. Its use has been primarily limited to animal and tissue experiments because of its psychotropic effects.
Proteins to which calcium ions are bound. They can act as transport proteins, regulator proteins, or activator proteins. They typically contain EF HAND MOTIFS.
Progenitor cells from which all blood cells derive.
Very large BONE MARROW CELLS which release mature BLOOD PLATELETS.
A mitogen-activated protein kinase subfamily that is widely expressed and plays a role in regulation of MEIOSIS; MITOSIS; and post mitotic functions in differentiated cells. The extracellular signal regulated MAP kinases are regulated by a broad variety of CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS and can be activated by certain CARCINOGENS.
Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.
A plasma membrane exchange glycoprotein transporter that functions in intracellular pH regulation, cell volume regulation, and cellular response to many different hormones and mitogens.

The role of immunophilins in mutant superoxide dismutase-1linked familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (1/2213)

It has been reported that expression of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS)-associated mutant Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD) induces apoptosis of neuronal cells in culture associated with an increase in reactive oxygen species. SOD recently has been shown to prevent calcineurin inactivation, initiating the present investigations examining the role of calcineurin in mutant SOD-induced cell death. Wild-type or mutant SOD was expressed in neuronal cells by infection with replication-deficient adenoviruses. PC12 cells overexpressing human wild-type SOD exhibited higher calcineurin activity than cells expressing FALS-related mutant SOD (SODV148G); however, cells expressing SODV148G had calcineurin activity equal to mock-infected cells, suggesting that cell death induced by mutant SOD was not related to a decrease in calcineurin activity. Calcineurin antagonists such as cyclosporin A and FK506, as well as nonimmunosuppressant analogs of cyclosporin A, significantly enhanced SODV148G- and SODA4V-induced cell death. Because both groups of drugs inhibit the rotamase activity of cyclophilins (CyP), but only the immunosuppressant analogs inhibit calcineurin activity, these data suggest that rotamase inhibition underlies the enhanced cell death after SODV148G expression. The importance of rotamase activity in mutant SOD-mediated apoptosis was supported by experiments showing that overexpressed wild-type cyclophilin A (CyPA), but not CyPA with a rotamase active site point mutation, protected cells from death after SODV148G expression. These data suggest that mutant SOD produces a greater need for rotamase and, also, highlights possible new therapeutic strategies in FALS.  (+info)

Differential effects of a calcineurin inhibitor on glutamate-induced phosphorylation of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. (2/2213)

Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinases (CaM kinases) are major multifunctional enzymes that play important roles in calcium-mediated signal transduction. To characterize their regulatory mechanisms in neurons, we compared glutamate-induced phosphorylation of CaM kinase IV and CaM kinase II in cultured rat hippocampal neurons. We observed that dephosphorylation of these kinases followed different time courses, suggesting different regulatory mechanisms for each kinase. Okadaic acid, an inhibitor of protein phosphatase (PP) 1 and PP2A, increased the phosphorylation of both kinases. In contrast, cyclosporin A, an inhibitor of calcineurin, showed different effects: the phosphorylation and activity of CaM kinase IV were significantly increased with this inhibitor, but those of CaM kinase II were not significantly increased. Cyclosporin A treatment of neurons increased phosphorylation of Thr196 of CaM kinase IV, the activated form with CaM kinase kinase, which was recognized with an anti-phospho-Thr196 antibody. Moreover, recombinant CaM kinase IV was dephosphorylated and inactivated with calcineurin as well as with PP1, PP2A, and PP2C in vitro. These results suggest that CaM kinase IV, but not CaM kinase II, is directly regulated with calcineurin.  (+info)

Reduction of calcineurin activity in brain by antisense oligonucleotides leads to persistent phosphorylation of tau protein at Thr181 and Thr231. (3/2213)

Phosphorylation of tau protein promotes stability of the axonal cytoskeleton; aberrant tau phosphorylation is implicated in the biogenesis of paired helical filaments (PHF) seen in Alzheimer's disease. Protein kinases and phosphatases that modulate tau phosphorylation have been identified using in vitro techniques; however, the role of these enzymes in vivo has not been determined. We used intraventricular infusions of antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) directed against the major brain isoforms of the Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent phosphatase calcineurin to determine how reduced activity of this enzyme would affect tau dephosphorylation. Five-day infusions of antisense ODNs (5 and 10 nmol/day) in rats decreased immunoreactive levels and activity of calcineurin throughout the brain; sense ODNs, scrambled ODNs, and infusion vehicle alone had no effect. When neocortical slices were prepared from antisense ODN-treated rats and incubated for 1 to 2 h in vitro, tau protein remained phosphorylated as determined by using the phosphorylation-sensitive monoclonal antibodies AT-180 (Thr231) and AT-270 (Thr181). In contrast, AT-180 and AT-270 sites were completely dephosphorylated during incubation of neocortical slices from vehicle-infused controls and sense ODN-treated rats. Neocortical slices from antisense-treated rats were incubated with the phosphatase inhibitors okadaic acid (100 nM; 10 microM) and FK-520 (5 microM); these preparations showed enhanced tau phosphorylation, consistent with a significant loss of calcineurin activity. Thus, we conclude that phosphorylation of at least two sites on tau protein, namely, Thr181 and Thr231, is regulated by calcineurin.  (+info)

Failure of calcineurin inhibitors to prevent pressure-overload left ventricular hypertrophy in rats. (4/2213)

A rapidly emerging body of literature implicates a pivotal role for the Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent phosphatase calcineurin as a cellular target for a variety of Ca2+-dependent signaling pathways culminating in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Most of the recent experimental support for this hypothesis is derived from in vitro studies or in vivo studies in transgenic mice expressing activated calcineurin or mutant sarcomeric proteins. The aim of the present study was to test whether calcineurin inhibitors, cyclosporin A (CsA) and FK 506, prevent pressure-overload LVH using 2 standard rat models: (1) the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) and (2) aortic banding. The major new findings are 2-fold. First, in SHR, LVH (left ventricular weight to body weight ratio) was unaffected by a dose of CsA (5 mg. kg-1. d-1) that was sufficient to raise blood pressure and to inhibit calcineurin-mediated transcriptional activation in skeletal muscle. Second, in rats with aortic banding, LVH was unaffected by FK 506 (0.3 mg. kg-1. d-1) or even higher doses of CsA (10 and 20 mg. kg-1. d-1) that were sufficient to inhibit 90% of total calcineurin phosphatase activity in the hypertrophied myocardium. In the latter experiments, CsA blocked neither the elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressures, a measure of diastolic function, nor the induction in atrial natriuretic peptide mRNA in the hypertrophic ventricles. Thus, in numerous experiments, systemic administration of potent calcineurin inhibitors did not prevent the development of LVH in 2 classic models of pressure-overload hypertrophy. These results demonstrate that pressure-overload hypertrophy can arise through calcineurin-independent pathways.  (+info)

Pressure overload induces severe hypertrophy in mice treated with cyclosporine, an inhibitor of calcineurin. (5/2213)

Cardiac hypertrophy is the fundamental adaptation of the adult heart to mechanical load. Recent work has shown that inhibition of calcineurin activity with cyclosporine suppresses the development of hypertrophy in calcineurin transgenic mice and in in vitro systems of neonatal rat cardiocytes stimulated with peptide growth factors. To test the hypothesis that the calcineurin signaling pathway is critical for load-induced hypertrophy in vivo, we examined the effects of cyclosporine treatment on left ventricular hypertrophy induced by experimental ascending aortic stenosis for 4 weeks in mice. Left ventricular systolic pressure was elevated to a similar level in aortic stenosis mice that were treated with cyclosporine versus no drug. Left ventricular mass and myocyte size were similar in treated and untreated aortic stenosis animals and significantly greater than control animals, showing that cyclosporine treatment does not suppress hypertrophic growth. Both treated and untreated animals showed increased left ventricular expression of the load-sensitive gene atrial natriuretic factor. Calcineurin activity was measured in the left ventricle and the spleen from control mice and aortic stenosis mice treated with cyclosporine versus no drug. Levels of calcineurin activity were similar in the spleens of control and untreated aortic stenosis mice. However, calcineurin activity was severely depressed in left ventricular tissue of untreated aortic stenosis mice compared with control mice and was further reduced by cyclosporine treatment. Thus, pathological hypertrophy and cardiac-restricted gene expression induced by pressure overload in vivo are not suppressed by treatment with cyclosporine and do not appear to depend on the elevation of left ventricular calcineurin activity.  (+info)

Ca2+-induced apoptosis through calcineurin dephosphorylation of BAD. (6/2213)

The Ca2+-activated protein phosphatase calcineurin induces apoptosis, but the mechanism is unknown. Calcineurin was found to dephosphorylate BAD, a pro-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family, thus enhancing BAD heterodimerization with Bcl-xL and promoting apoptosis. The Ca2+-induced dephosphorylation of BAD correlated with its dissociation from 14-3-3 in the cytosol and translocation to mitochondria where Bcl-xL resides. In hippocampal neurons, L-glutamate, an inducer of Ca2+ influx and calcineurin activation, triggered mitochondrial targeting of BAD and apoptosis, which were both suppressible by coexpression of a dominant-inhibitory mutant of calcineurin or pharmacological inhibitors of this phosphatase. Thus, a Ca2+-inducible mechanism for apoptosis induction operates by regulating BAD phosphorylation and localization in cells.  (+info)

Yeast calcineurin regulates nuclear localization of the Crz1p transcription factor through dephosphorylation. (7/2213)

Calcineurin, a Ca2+/calmodulin dependent protein phosphatase, regulates Ca2+-dependent processes in a wide variety of cells. In the yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, calcineurin effects Ca2+-dependent changes in gene expression through regulation of the Crz1p transcription factor. We show here that calcineurin dephosphorylates Crz1p and that this results in translocation of Crz1p to the nucleus. We identify a region of Crz1p that is required for calcineurin-dependent regulation of its phosphorylation, localization, and activity, and show that this region has significant sequence simlarity to a portion of NF-AT, a family of mammalian transcription factors whose localization is also regulated by calcineurin. Thus, the mechanism of Ca2+/calcineurin-dependent signaling shows remarkable conservation between yeast and mammalian cells.  (+info)

A selective role of calcineurin aalpha in synaptic depotentiation in hippocampus. (8/2213)

Pharmacological studies have suggested that long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD) and depotentiation, three forms of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus, require the activity of the phosphatase calcineurin. At least two different isoforms of calcineurin are found in the central nervous system. To investigate whether all of these forms of synaptic plasticity require the same isoforms of calcineurin, we have examined LTD, depotentiation, and LTP in mice lacking the predominant calcineurin isoform in the central nervous system, Aalpha-/- mice. Depotentiation was abolished completely whereas neither LTD nor LTP were affected. These studies provide genetic evidence that the Aalpha isoform of calcineurin is important for the reversal of LTP in the hippocampus and indicate that depotentiation and LTD operate through somewhat different molecular mechanisms.  (+info)

Modulatory calcineurin-interacting proteins (MCIPs), also known as the Down syndrome critical region 1 (DSCR1) and DSCR1-like proteins, are a recently described family of small, structurally related proteins that are preferentially expressed in heart, skeletal muscle, and brain. MCIP proteins can bind to and inhibit calcineurin, a calcium/calmodulin-regulated serine/threonine protein phosphatase that is activated during cardiac hypertrophy and failure. Transcription of the mammalian MCIP1 gene is induced by calcineurin, suggesting that it functions as an endogenous feedback regulator of calcineurin signal transduction. Forced expression of human MCIP1 protein in the hearts of transgenic mice attenuates the hypertrophic response to a broad range of stimuli. This review summarizes work from a number of laboratories on the structure, regulation, and function of MCIP proteins.
TY - JOUR. T1 - A novel calcineurin-interacting protein, CNP-3, modulates calcineurin deficient phenotypes in Caenorhabditis elegans. AU - Kim, Yun Hee. AU - Song, Hyun Ok. AU - Ko, Kyung Min. AU - Singaravelu, Gunasekaran. AU - Jee, Chang Hoon. AU - Kang, Junsu. AU - Ahnn, Joohong. PY - 2008/6/30. Y1 - 2008/6/30. N2 - Calcineurin (Cn) is a calcium/calmodulin-dependent serine/threonine protein phosphatase that has diverse functions in different cell types and organisms. We screened proteins interacting with the C. elegans CnA homolog, TAX-6, by the yeast two-hybrid system. CNP-3 (Calcineurin interacting protein-3) is a novel protein that physically interacts with the catalytic domain of TAX-6. It is strongly expressed in the nuclei of intestine, hypodermis, dorsal uterine regions and spermatheca. Expression begins around the 60-cell stage and proceeds during all larval stages and the adult. To elucidate the biological function of cnp-3 we isolated a cnp-3 deletion mutant. Since CNP-3 binds CnA, ...
Background: Activation of the protein phosphatase calcineurin is a fundamental signaling event promoting hypertrophic growth and pathological remodeling of the heart. The modulatory calcineurin-interacting protein 1 (MCIP1) is an endogenous feedback inhibitor of calcineurin. We have previously shown that increasing the level of MCIP1 protein protects the heart from unrestrained activation of calcineurin, suggesting that strategies to increase MCIP1 protein in the heart may be a viable therapeutic approach. To this end we have undertaken genetic and biochemical studies to decipher mechanisms that regulate degradation of MCIP1 proteins.. Methods and Results: There are two major isoforms of MCIP1 (MCIP1.1 and MCIP1.4). MCIP1.1 levels are extremely stable with a half-life of over 8 hours in cultured cardiomyocytes. In contrast, MCIP1.4 levels are very low in an unstressed heart but increase precipitously in response to stress and calcineurin activation. Unlike MCIP1.1, the MCIP1.4 protein is ...
The PMC1 gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes a vacuolar Ca2+ ATPase required for growth in high-Ca2+ conditions. Previous work showed that Ca2+ tolerance can be restored to pmc1 mutants by inactivation of calcineurin, a Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase sensitive to the immunosuppressive drug FK506. We now report that calcineurin decreases Ca2+ tolerance of pmc1 mutants by inhibiting the function of VCX1, which encodes a vacuolar H+/Ca2+ exchanger related to vertebrate Na+/Ca2+ exchangers. The contribution of VCX1 in Ca2+ tolerance is low in strains with a functional calcineurin and is high in strains which lack calcineurin activity. In contrast, the contribution of PMC1 to Ca2+ tolerance is augmented by calcineurin activation. Consistent with these positive and negative roles of calcineurin, expression of a vcx1::lacZ reporter was slightly diminished and a pmc1::lacZ reporter was induced up to 500-fold by processes dependent on calcineurin, calmodulin, and Ca2+. It is likely ...
The PMC1 gene in Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes a vacuolar Ca2+ ATPase required for growth in high-Ca2+ conditions. Previous work showed that Ca2+ tolerance can be restored to pmc1 mutants by inactivation of calcineurin, a Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase sensitive to the immunosuppressive drug FK506. We now report that calcineurin decreases Ca2+ tolerance of pmc1 mutants by inhibiting the function of VCX1, which encodes a vacuolar H+/Ca2+ exchanger related to vertebrate Na+/Ca2+ exchangers. The contribution of VCX1 in Ca2+ tolerance is low in strains with a functional calcineurin and is high in strains which lack calcineurin activity. In contrast, the contribution of PMC1 to Ca2+ tolerance is augmented by calcineurin activation. Consistent with these positive and negative roles of calcineurin, expression of a vcx1::lacZ reporter was slightly diminished and a pmc1::lacZ reporter was induced up to 500-fold by processes dependent on calcineurin, calmodulin, and Ca2+. It is likely ...
Calcineurin-mediated dephosphorylation of Drp1 contributes to mitochondrial phenotypes related to loss of PINK1.(A) Calcineurin enzyme activity was measured in
Calcineurin (CaN) is a calcium and calmodulin dependent serine/threonine protein phosphatase (also known as protein phosphatase 3, and calcium-dependent serine-threonine phosphatase). It activates the T cells of the immune system and can be blocked by drugs. Calcineurin activates nuclear factor of activated T cell, cytoplasmic (NFATc), a transcription factor, by dephosphorylating it. The activated NFATc is then translocated into the nucleus, where it upregulates the expression of interleukin 2 (IL-2), which, in turn, stimulates the growth and differentiation of T cell response. Calcineurin is the target of a class of drugs called calcineurin inhibitors, which includes cyclosporin, voclosporin, pimecrolimus and tacrolimus. Calcineurin is a heterodimer of a 61-kD calmodulin-binding catalytic subunit, calcineurin A and a 19-kD Ca2+-binding regulatory subunit, calcineurin B. There are three isozymes of the catalytic subunit, each encoded by a separate gene (PPP3CA, PPP3CB, and PPP3CC) and two ...
ADAPT78, Adapt78, calcium and oxidant-inducible mRNA, calcipressin-1, Down syndrome candidate region 1, Down syndrome critical region gene 1, Down syndrome critical region protein 1, DSC1, modulatory calcineurin-interacting protein 1, Myocyte-enriched calcineurin-interacting protein 1, near DSCR proline-rich protein, regulator of calcineurin ...
A less likely alternative hypothesis is that calcineurin is not part of a signal transduction pathway required for virulence, but is instead required to maintain activity of components required for growth at high temperature and CO2 and pH resistance. Such a model would require that some proteins differ in phosphorylation state at 37 and 24°C, or that activity at 37°C requires dephosphorylation whereas activity at 24°C does not. One means to test these and other models, and to identify downstream effectors of calcineurin, would be to characterize suppressor mutations that restore growth to calcineurin mutants at 37°C. In summary, our studies reveal that calcineurin is required for virulence and may delineate the first elements of a signal transduction cascade required for fungal pathogenesis.. By analogy with other systems, the targets of calcineurin might include ion pumps or transcription factors, which could regulate expression of other proteins required for virulence. The role of ...
Calcineurin is both necessary and sufficient to induce cardiac hypertrophy, an independent risk factor for arrhythmia, dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. However, current knowledge of the downstream effectors of calcineurin is limited. My study utilizes ,italic,Drosophila melanogaster,/italic, to 1) establish a reliable model for discovering novel modifiers of calcineurin-induced cardiomyopathy; and 2) discover and characterize novel modifiers of calcineurin-induced cardiomyopathy. In this study, I generated sensitized ,italic,Drosophila,/italic, lines expressing constitutively active calcineurin (CanA,super,act,/super,) that was either fused to yellow fluorescent protein (YFP) or a Flag epitope (Flag-tagged) specifically in the heart using the cardiac-specific tinC driver (,italic,tinC-CanA,super,act,/super,,/italic,). These sensitized lines displayed significant cardiac enlargement as assayed via optical coherence tomography (OCT), histology, and confocal ...
Sotrastaurin, a novel selective protein-kinase-C inhibitor, inhibits early T cell activation via a calcineurin-independent pathway. Efficacy and safety of sotrastaurin in a calcineurin inhibitor-free regimen were evaluated in this two-stage Phase II study of de novo kidney transplant recipients. Stage 1 randomized 131 patients (2:1) to sotrastaurin 300 mg or cyclosporine A (CsA). Stage 2 randomized 180 patients (1:1:1) to sotrastaurin 300 or 200 mg or CsA. All patients received basiliximab, everolimus (EVR) and prednisone. Primary endpoint was composite efficacy failure rate of treated biopsy-proven acute rejection, graft loss, death or lost to follow-up. Main safety assessment was estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by MDRD-4 at Month 12. Composite efficacy failure rates at 12 months were higher in sotrastaurin arms (Stage 1: 16.5% and 10.9% for sotrastaurin 300 mg and CsA; Stage 2: 27.2%, 34.5% and 19.4% for sotrastaurin 200 mg, 300 mg and CsA). eGFR was significantly better in ...
Transcriptional regulation of chitin synthases by calcineurin controls paradoxical growth of Aspergillus fumigatus in response to caspofungin.
After been conditioned, rats were divided into two groups: light-alone and context control. Immunoblotting for phosphorylated Akt (P-Akt) was performed immediately after extinction training (Fig. 2C). Figure 2D indicates that the degree of Akt phosphorylation was significantly reduced in the light-alone group (t(10) = 3.75;p , 0.01). In contrast, Akt phosphorylation in the context control group was comparable with and not significantly different from the preextinction test (t(10) = 0.32; p = 0.75). These results suggest that memory testing-induced Akt phosphorylation was abrogated after light-alone trials. Given that synaptic plasticity may be governed by the balance between protein kinase and phosphatase activity (ODell and Kandel, 1994; Winder and Sweatt, 2001), a decrease in the phosphorylated state of Akt after extinction trials led us consider the possible involvement of calcium-dependent phosphatase calcineurin. We determined the involvement of calcineurin by infusing FK-506, a ...
The goal of these experiments was to measure the activity of calcineurin in the PBMC of patients with SLE. The major results are as follows. Firstly, there is no difference in the calcineurin activities of PBMC in the GCS-free patients with SLE and healthy control subjects. Secondly, as far as we know, this is the first experimental evidence of decreased calcineurin activity of PBMC induced by GCS used for the treatment of patients with SLE.. Unfractionated PBMC-that is, suspensions of T and B lymphocytes, NK cells, and monocytes, were used in this study because the calcineurin activity assays required a large number of cells. As patients with SLE are lymphopenic it would have been difficult to obtain a sufficient volume of blood for the separation of various purified subsets of the cells. As the subsets of PBMC were characterised by flow cytometry, and as it was found that 69.4% of the cells were T cells, these preparations could be regarded as T cell-rich suspensions. There was no ...
AID fragments, derived from the autoinhibitory domain of the calcineurin A subunit were the first examined inhibitory peptides for calcineurin. These peptides, containing the residues 424-521 (AID 424-521 ), are potent inhibitors of the phosphatase activity by blocking the access of protein substrates to the catalytic centre of calcineurin [164]. A peptide spanning the residues 457-482 (AID 457-482 ) of calcineurin represents the core inhibitory motif [165, 166]. This peptide is already able to suppress the dephosphorylation of the RII phosphopeptide in phosphatase assays. However, additional autoinhibitory elements are present within the calcineurin region 420-457. Therefore, the peptides containing the extended AID region AID420-511 and AID328-511 were three- to fourfold more potent to inhibit RII phosphopeptide dephosphorylation compared to the AID457-482 peptide [167]. The 11R-AID457-482 peptide, containing eleven arginine residues, is reported to be indeed cell-permeable for selected cell ...
Inp53 is a calcineurin substrate. (A) Domain structure of yeast synaptojanins and creation of Inp53ARAQAA allele. IP5P, inositol-polyphosphate 5-phosphatase dom
Study to Evaluate the Value of the Follow-up of CALCIneurin Activity to MOdulate Calcineurin Inhibitors-induced Immunosuppression in Lung Transplantation
Inhibitors of calcineurin phosphatase activity (CNIs) such as cyclosporin A (CsA) are widely used to treat tissue transplant rejection and acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD), for which inhibition of NFAT-dependent gene expression is the mechanistic paradigm. We recently reported that CNIs inhibit TCR-proximal signaling by preventing calcineurin-mediated dephosphorylation of LckS59, an inhibitory modification, raising the possibility of another mechanism by which CNIs suppress immune responses. Here we utilized T cells from mice that express LckS59A, which cannot accept a phosphate at residue 59, to initiate aGVHD. Although CsA inhibited NFAT-dependent gene upregulation in allo-aggressive T cells expressing either LckWT or LckS59A, it was ineffective in treating disease when the T cells expressed LckS59A. Two important NFAT-independent T cell functions were found to be CsA-resistant in LckS59A T cells: upregulation of the cytolytic protein perforin in tissue-infiltrating CD8+ T cells and ...
Heart transplant is a recognized therapeutic strategy in refractory heart failure. Its success is however hampered by severe cancer occurrence and recurrence. The new m-tor inhibiting drugs Sirolimus and Everolimus have shown potential for reducing the incidence of cancer in animal models. They are potent immunosuppressant, antiproliferative and antiangiogenic drugs. This open labelled randomized multicenter study aims at evaluating the beneficial antineoplastic effect of Everolimus in 159 heart transplant patients suffering of recurrent skin cancer. Primary objective is to demonstrate a reduction in the number of new skin cancers. Secondary end point will be time of recurrence, incidence of non skin cancer, graft function following switch (including death), renal function evolution following calcineurin inhibitors reduction or withdrawal, Everolimus tolerance profile, schemes of calcineurin inhibitors reduction management in centers ...
Heart transplant is a recognized therapeutic strategy in refractory heart failure. Its success is however hampered by severe cancer occurrence and recurrence. The new m-tor inhibiting drugs Sirolimus and Everolimus have shown potential for reducing the incidence of cancer in animal models. They are potent immunosuppressant, antiproliferative and antiangiogenic drugs. This open labelled randomized multicenter study aims at evaluating the beneficial antineoplastic effect of Everolimus in 159 heart transplant patients suffering of recurrent skin cancer. Primary objective is to demonstrate a reduction in the number of new skin cancers. Secondary end point will be time of recurrence, incidence of non skin cancer, graft function following switch (including death), renal function evolution following calcineurin inhibitors reduction or withdrawal, Everolimus tolerance profile, schemes of calcineurin inhibitors reduction management in centers ...
Schizophrenia, a form of mental illness that affects about 1% of the population, is believed to depend on a complex and incompletely understood interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Two related articles provide evidence suggesting that alterations in signaling from the serine-threonine phosphatase calcineurin may contribute to the pathogenesis of this severe and disabling disease. Miyakawa et al. subjected a strain of mutant mice that lacked forebrain calcineurin to a battery of tests and observed a spectrum of behavioral abnormalities reminiscent of those found in individuals with schizophrenia. The authors, who had previously noted deficits in working memory in these mice, observed decreased social interaction, impaired attention, and impaired nesting behavior. The mice also displayed increased hyperactivity, which is characteristic of other animal models of schizophrenia, and enhanced susceptibility to N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor blockade. In an accompanying article, Gerber et al. ...
In this study, we used whole-genome array analysis and pharmacological reagents to identify PROCR as a potential Cn/NFAT-dependent gene in vascular smooth muscle. We corroborate the only report to date that vascular SMCs do express the protein C receptor (PROCR).15 More importantly, we validate our informatics approach and are the first to report Cn/NFAT signaling as a regulator of PROCR activation. We show PDGF-BB stimulation induced PROCR expression in a Cn/NFAT-dependent manner at both the transcriptional and translational levels. Mutation of a highly conserved NFAT binding motif significantly attenuated PROCR promoter activation, supporting the NFAT-dependent property of PROCR activity. In addition, PROCR expression is upregulated in vivo as a result of acute vascular injury, highlighting the potential role of PROCR in vessel restenosis.. Until the recent detection of PROCR in vascular SMCs, PROCR was believed to be expressed predominantly in ECs. Studies to date on PROCR transcription focus ...
Sustained calcium signaling induces a state of anergy or antigen unresponsiveness in T cells, mediated through calcineurin and the transcription factor NFAT. We show here that Ca(2+)-induced anergy is a multistep program that is implemented at least partly through proteolytic degradation of specific signaling proteins. Calcineurin increased mRNA and protein of the E3 ubiquitin ligases Itch, Cbl-b and GRAIL and induced expression of Tsg101, the ubiquitin-binding component of the ESCRT-1 endosomal sorting complex. Subsequent stimulation or homotypic cell adhesion promoted membrane translocation of Itch and the related protein Nedd4, resulting in degradation of two key signaling proteins, PKC-theta and PLC-gamma1. T cells from Itch- and Cbl-b-deficient mice were resistant to anergy induction. Anergic T cells showed impaired calcium mobilization after TCR triggering and were unable to maintain a mature immunological synapse, instead showing late disorganization of the outer ring containing lymphocyte
CDK5 and Calcineurin Regulate Synaptic Ca2+ Influx. Sung Hyun Kim and Timothy A. Ryan. (see pages 8937-8950). The cyclin-dependent kinase CDK5 has numerous targets and helps regulate nearly every aspect of neuron development and function, including migration, neurite outgrowth, synaptic vesicle release and recycling, synaptic plasticity, and neuron death. At synaptic terminals, CDK5 and the Ca2+-dependent phosphatase calcineurin work in opposition to regulate the distribution of synaptic vesicles between resting and recycling pools, thus regulating release during sustained activity. Kim and Ryan report that these molecules also regulate release probability in response to single action potentials by modulating influx through N-type voltage gated Ca2+ channels (CaV2.2) in rat hippocampal neurons. Specifically, knocking down the α isoform of calcineurin subunit A (CANα) reduced, whereas knocking down CDK5 increased Ca2+ influx and exocytosis evoked by single spikes. Blocking CaV2.2 occluded the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - In situ localization of rat testis-specific calcineurin B subunit isoform β1 in the developing rat testis. AU - Miyamoto, Kazuhiro. AU - Matsui, Hideki. AU - Tomizawa, Kazuhito. AU - Kuwata, Yoshihiro. AU - Itano, Toshifumi. AU - Tokuda, Masaaki. AU - Hatase, Osamu. PY - 1994/9/15. Y1 - 1994/9/15. N2 - In situ localization and developmental changes in expression of testis-specific calcineurin B subunit isoform β1 was examined in rat testis. Two different sizes of mRNA signal, 4.0 kb and 0.9 kb, were detected by Northern blot hybridization. Both signals were expressed synchronously with the start of meiosis at 3 weeks after birth, and increased depending on the maturation of spermatogenesis. In situ hybridization using non-radioactive riboprobes showed that the β1 mRNA was specifically localized to spermatocytes where meiosis occurs but none or very little was observed in spermatogonia, spermatids, Sertoli or Leydig cells.. AB - In situ localization and developmental changes in ...
In most models of pathological hypertrophy studied to date, inhibition of calcineurin-NFAT signaling has yielded either a reduction in the hypertrophic response and/or a delay in the progression from hypertrophy to heart failure.9,38 The data presented in this study extend this paradigm to demonstrate that calcineurin-NFAT signaling is activated in a sustained manner during both TAC-induced pressure overload and myocardial infarction-induced heart failure. However, very little is presently known regarding the role of calcineurin-NFAT signaling in regulating physiological hypertrophy or adaptive growth of the myocardium. Our results indicate that calcineurin-NFAT is not activated after either voluntary wheel-running or swimming, despite the observation of significant cardiac hypertrophy. In fact, swimming exercise even produced a significant and reproducible reduction in NFAT-luciferase activity in the heart at certain time points. Also of note, direct infusion of GH-IGF-1, which is thought to ...
Sustained hemodynamic stress, e.g. due to hypertension or valvular defects, ultimately results in pathological remodeling of the myocardium, characterized by hypertrophy, fibrosis and progressive contractile dysfunction. The phosphatase calcineurin plays a key role in the molecular pathogenesis of these processes. In previous experiments, we could show the mice deficient for the calcineurin-interacting protein calsarcin-1 (CS1) were sensitized to cardiomyopathic stimuli. Conversely, transgenic mice with a cardiac restricted overexpression of CS1 were protected against prohypertophic stimuli. To further explore the therapeutic potential of calsarcin-1, we now generated an adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (CS1-AAV9) expressing CS1 under the control of a cardiac-specific MLC2-CMV promoter. CS1-AAV9 or a control AAV9 encoding for luciferase (Luc-AAV9) were systemically injected into adult male C57Bl/6 mice (2x1011 genomes/mouse). After one week, osmotic minipumps were implanted for another two ...
Calcineurin A; One Isoform (the Other Is Cmp2p) Of The Catalytic Subunit Of Calcineurin, A Ca++/calmodulin-regulated Protein Phosphatase Which Regulates Crz1p (a Stress-response Transcription Factor), The Other Calcineurin Subunit Is CNB1; Regulates The Function Of Aly1p Alpha-arrestin; CNA1 Has A Paralog, CMP2, That Arose From The Whole Genome Duplication
gene. Loss of α-actinin-3 is associated with reduced power and enhanced endurance capacity in elite athletes and nonathletes due to slowing of the metabolic and physiological properties of fast fibers. Here, we have shown that α-actinin-3 deficiency results in increased calcineurin activity in mouse and human skeletal muscle and enhanced adaptive response to endurance training. α-Actinin-2, which is differentially expressed in α-actinin-3-deficient muscle, has higher binding affinity for calsarcin-2, a key inhibitor of calcineurin activation. We have further demonstrated that α-actinin-2 competes with calcineurin for binding to calsarcin-2, resulting in enhanced calcineurin signaling and reprogramming of the metabolic phenotype of fast muscle fibers. Our data provide a mechanistic explanation for the effects of the ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Calmodulin-Regulated Phosphatase Calcineurin. AU - Perrino, Brian A.. AU - Soderling, Thomas R.. PY - 2012/12/2. Y1 - 2012/12/2. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84941124499&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84941124499&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1016/B978-0-08-092636-0.50008-6. DO - 10.1016/B978-0-08-092636-0.50008-6. M3 - Chapter. AN - SCOPUS:84941124499. SN - 9780127138602. SP - 169. EP - 236. BT - Calmodulin and Signal Transduction. PB - Elsevier Inc.. ER - ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A phase II/III randomized, multicenter trial of prednisone/sirolimus versus prednisone/ sirolimus/calcineurin inhibitor for the treatment of chronic graft-versus-host disease. T2 - BMT CTN 0801. AU - BMT CTN.. AU - Carpenter, Paul A.. AU - Logan, Brent R.. AU - Lee, Stephanie J.. AU - Weisdorf, Daniel J.. AU - Johnston, Laura. AU - Costa, Luciano J.. AU - Kitko, Carrie L.. AU - Bolaños-Meade, Javier. AU - Sarantopoulos, Stefanie. AU - Alousi, Amin M.. AU - Abhyankar, Sunil. AU - Waller, Edmund K.. AU - Mendizabal, Adam. AU - Zhu, Jiaxi. AU - Obrien, Kelly A.. AU - Lazaryan, Aleksandr. AU - Wu, Juan. AU - Nemecek, Eneida R.. AU - Pavletic, Steven Z.. AU - Cutler, Corey S.. AU - Horowitz, Mary M.. AU - Arora, Mukta. N1 - Funding Information: The authors would like to thank the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute for supporting this study (grant #U10HL069294). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily ...
The use of sirolimus or everolimus may prevent or slow the progression of CAV by inhibiting smooth muscle cell proliferation, a key component in the development of CAV. Mancini et al. randomized 46 patients with severe CAV, based on a semiquantitative catheterization score at a mean 4.3 years post-transplantation, to sirolimus or a continuation of prior therapy with azathioprine or mycophenolate. The rest of the immunosuppressive regimen, including a calcineurin inhibitor, was continued. At the 2 year follow up, patients treated with sirolimus demonstrated slowed angiographic disease progression and a significantly reduced combined end point of death, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass surgery ( 5 vs. 25 cases, odds ratio 0.11).. Raichlin et al. replaced the calcineurin inhibitor (cyclosporine or tacrolimus) with sirolimus in a nonrandomized study in 29 patients with impaired renal function. The secondary immunosuppressant like azathioprine or mycophenolate was ...
Aim: To determine whether Ca2+/calcineurin mediated the inhibitory effects of nitric oxide /cGMP-dependent protein kinase (NO/PKG) on the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC). Methods: Proliferation and viability of primary VSMC from rat aorta were measured using [3-(4,5-dimethyl thiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide] (MTT) assay and acridine orange and ethidium bromide staining, respectively. Cytosolic Ca2+ was determined by Fluo-3/AM. Calcineurin protein and its activity were assayed using immunoblotting and free inorganic phosphate analysis, respectively. Results: (+/-)-S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP) and Sp-8-(4-chlorophenylthio)-guanosine-3′,5′-cyclic monophosphorothioate (Sp-8-pCPT-cGMPS) decreased phenylephrine (PE)-induced proliferation of VSMC by 27.3% and 36.6%, respectively, but Rp-8-[4-chlorophenyl)thio]-guanosine-3′,5′-cyclic monophosphorothioate (Rp-8-pCPT-cGMPS) increased PE-induced proliferation of VSMC. SNAP, Sp-8-pCPT-cGMPS, and ...
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Exposure of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to alkaline stress resulted in adaptive changes that involved remodeling the gene expression. Recent evidence suggested that the calcium-activated protein phosphatase calcineurin could play a role in alkaline stress signaling. By using an aequorin luminescence reporter, we showed that alkaline stress resulted in a sharp and transient rise in cytoplasmic calcium. This increase was largely abolished by addition of EGTA to the medium or in cells lacking Mid1 or Cch1, components of the high affinity cell membrane calcium channel. Under these circumstances, the alkaline response of different calcineurin-sensitive transcriptional promoters was also blocked. Therefore, exposure to alkali resulted in entry of calcium from the external medium, and this triggered a calcineurin-mediated response. The involvement of calcineurin and Crz1/Tcn1, the transcription factor activated by the phosphatase, in the transcriptional response triggered by alkalinization has ...
Optimal activation of T cells requires effective occupancy of both the antigen-specific T cell receptor and a second coreceptor such as CD28. We used cDNA microarrays to characterize the genomic expression program in human peripheral T cells responding to stimulation of these receptors. We found that CD28 agonists alone elicited few, but reproducible, changes in gene expression, whereas CD3 agonists elicited a multifaceted temporally choreographed gene expression program. The principal effect of simultaneous engagement of CD28 was to increase the amplitude of the CD3 transcriptional response. The induced genes whose expression was most enhanced by costimulation were significantly enriched for known targets of nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) transcription factors. This enhancement was nearly abolished by blocking the nuclear translocation of NFATc by using the calcineurin inhibitor FK506. CD28 signaling promoted phosphorylation, and thus inactivation, of the NFAT nuclear export kinase ...
Myocyte application models cardiac myocyte (heart muscle cell) and simulates its behavior according to the work by Saucerman and Bers [1]. The model integrates cardiac myocyte electrical activity with the calcineurin pathway, which is a key aspect of the development of heart failure. The model spans large number of temporal scales to reflect how changes in heart rate as observed during exercise or stress contribute to calcineurin pathway activation, which ultimately leads to the expression of numerous genes that remodel the hearts structure. It can be used to identify potential therapeutic targets that may be useful for the treatment of heart failure. Biochemical reactions, ion transport and electrical activity in the cell are modeled with 91 ordinary differential equations (ODEs) that are determined by more than 200 experimentally validated parameters. The model is simulated by solving this group of ODEs for a specified time interval. The process of ODE solving is based on the causal ...
Myocyte application models cardiac myocyte (heart muscle cell) and simulates its behavior according to the work by Saucerman and Bers [8]. The model integrates cardiac myocyte electrical activity with the calcineurin pathway, which is a key aspect of the development of heart failure. The model spans large number of temporal scales to reflect how changes in heart rate as observed during exercise or stress contribute to calcineurin pathway activation, which ultimately leads to the expression of numerous genes that remodel the hearts structure. It can be used to identify potential therapeutic targets that may be useful for the treatment of heart failure. Biochemical reactions, ion transport and electrical activity in the cell are modeled with 91 ordinary differential equations (ODEs) that are determined by more than 200 experimentally validated parameters. The model is simulated by solving this group of ODEs for a specified time interval. The process of ODE solving is based on the causal ...
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Thus CsA induces partial CN inhibition that varies directly with the blood and tissue levels, and may be greater in some tissues due to higher drug accumulation. The high CsA concentrations and CN inhibition in kidney may be relevant to nephrotoxicity.
Inadequate pancreatic β cell function underlies type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Strategies to expand functional cells have focused on discovering and controlling mechanisms that limit the proliferation of human β cells. Here, we developed an engraftment strategy to examine age-associated human islet cell replication competence and reveal mechanisms underlying age-dependent decline of β cell proliferation in human islets. We found that exendin-4 (Ex-4), an agonist of the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (GLP-1R), stimulates human β cell proliferation in juvenile but not adult islets. This age-dependent responsiveness does not reflect loss of GLP-1R signaling in adult islets, since Ex-4 treatment stimulated insulin secretion by both juvenile and adult human β cells. We show that the mitogenic effect of Ex-4 requires calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling. In juvenile islets, Ex-4 induced expression of calcineurin/NFAT signaling components as well as target genes ...
Inadequate pancreatic β cell function underlies type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Strategies to expand functional cells have focused on discovering and controlling mechanisms that limit the proliferation of human β cells. Here, we developed an engraftment strategy to examine age-associated human islet cell replication competence and reveal mechanisms underlying age-dependent decline of β cell proliferation in human islets. We found that exendin-4 (Ex-4), an agonist of the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (GLP-1R), stimulates human β cell proliferation in juvenile but not adult islets. This age-dependent responsiveness does not reflect loss of GLP-1R signaling in adult islets, since Ex-4 treatment stimulated insulin secretion by both juvenile and adult human β cells. We show that the mitogenic effect of Ex-4 requires calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling. In juvenile islets, Ex-4 induced expression of calcineurin/NFAT signaling components as well as target genes ...
Inadequate pancreatic β cell function underlies type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Strategies to expand functional cells have focused on discovering and controlling mechanisms that limit the proliferation of human β cells. Here, we developed an engraftment strategy to examine age-associated human islet cell replication competence and reveal mechanisms underlying age-dependent decline of β cell proliferation in human islets. We found that exendin-4 (Ex-4), an agonist of the glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor (GLP-1R), stimulates human β cell proliferation in juvenile but not adult islets. This age-dependent responsiveness does not reflect loss of GLP-1R signaling in adult islets, since Ex-4 treatment stimulated insulin secretion by both juvenile and adult human β cells. We show that the mitogenic effect of Ex-4 requires calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling. In juvenile islets, Ex-4 induced expression of calcineurin/NFAT signaling components as well as target genes ...
SD nephrotic syndrome carries a high risk of toxicity from steroids or standard steroid-sparing agents. Therefore, alternative treatment options are needed. Although recent studies support the use of rituximab as a steroid-sparing and CNI-sparing agent in SD-INS, benefits may be suboptimal, especially in complicated forms of the disease. The new anti-CD20 ofatumumab may be more effective than rituximab in controlling the disease, due to its stronger affinity for the CD20. Moreover, due to its fully humanised structure, it may be used in larger doses with minimal risk of side effects. These considerations motivated the use of an active comparator to test the effects of different agents blocking the CD20 antigen pathway.. This is the first randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of two anti-CD20 antibodies on the risk of relapse of INS following steroid and CNI withdrawal. Strengths in the design of this trial include: objective and clinical important outcomes, identification of a ...
Tumor angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer, and plays a critical role in tumor growth, expansion, and metastasis. Both physiological and pathological angiogenesis is assumed to be regulated by the balance between pro and anti-angiogenic factors. One of the best characterized and most potent pro-angiogenic regulators is vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF. Calcineurin signaling is an important mediator of VEGF signaling in endothelial cells. Negative regulation of calcineurin by increased expression of its endogenous inhibitor, Down Syndrome Candidate Region-1 (DSCR1), suppresses tumor growth and angiogenesis. However, a potent pharmacological calcineurin inhibitor, the commonly used immunosuppressant cyclosporin A (CsA), significantly increases the incidence of cancer in organ transplant recipients. The mechanism by which CsA promotes cancer in this patient population is not well understood and despite the significance of calcineurin signaling in endothelial cells, the consequences of CsA on
TY - JOUR. T1 - Inhibitory effect of antihypertensive drugs on calcineurin in cardiomyocytes. AU - Zhang, Gus Q.. AU - Zhu, Zhiming. AU - Zhang, Weiguo. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2009 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2009/2/16. Y1 - 2009/2/16. N2 - In recent years, a handful of research investigations have shown that some antihypertensive drugs, i.e., angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), and calcium channel blocker (CCB), can inhibit myocardial expression and/or activity of calcineurin. Calcineurin is a Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent serine/threonine phosphatase and is a target for some immunosuppressive drugs. It is well known that traditional immunosuppressants, such as cyclosporine A (CsA) and tacrolimus (FK506), are anticalcineurin, and their prohypertensive effects are such that antihypertensive therapy is often required in organ transplant recipients who receive these drugs. Therefore, the idea that ACEI, ARB, and CCBs are both ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Calcium channel regulator Mid1 links TORC2-mediated changes in mitochondrial respiration to autophagy. AU - Vlahakis, Ariadne. AU - Muniozguren, Nerea Lopez. AU - Powers, Ted. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - Autophagy is a catabolic process that recycles cytoplasmic contents and is crucial for cell survival during stress. The target of rapamycin (TOR) kinase regulates autophagy as part of two distinct protein complexes, TORC1 and TORC2. TORC1 negatively regulates autophagy according to nitrogen availability. In contrast, TORC2 functions as a positive regulator of autophagy during amino acid starvation, via its target kinase Ypk1, by repressing the activity of the calcium-dependent phosphatase calcineurin and promoting the general amino acid control (GAAC) response. Precisely how TORC2-Ypk1 signaling regulates calcineurin within this pathway remains unknown. Here we demonstrate that activation of calcineurin requires Mid1, an endoplasmic reticulum-localized calcium channel regulatory ...
folliculitis more commonly caused by ointment.. #4 Topical immunomodulants. There is strong evidence that TCIs have a steroid-sparing effect and long-term use up to 12 months can prevent flares. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are particularly useful for sensitive sites including the face, neck, and skin flexures. Its now studied that there is no statistically significant cancer risk.. #5 Proactive approach with topical anti-inflammatory therapy. The results suggested that for a patient with moderate-to-severe eczema and chronic relapsing lesions, maintenance treatment with topical anti-inflammatory therapy twice a week may be a better strategy to prevent eczema flares and topical corticosteroids more effective than topical calcineurin inhibitors. The rationale is that there is inflammation in the underneath layer of skin that is not visible, ie has not presented itself as rash.. #6 Antimicrobials and antiseptics. Bacteria count was reduced and there was significant improvement in mean eczema ...
Background. Benefits of conversion from calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) to mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor-based immunosuppression in long-term kidney transplant patients remain uncertain. Methods. ASCERTAIN was a 24-month, open-label, multicenter study. Kidney transplant patients more than 6 months posttransplant receiving CNI (baseline glomerular filtration rate [GFR] 30-70 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) were randomized to everolimus with CNI elimination (n = 127) or CNI minimization (n = 144), or continued CNI unchanged (controls, n = 123) to assess the effect on measured GFR at month 24 after randomization. Results. Renal function was stable in all groups to month 24. Mean measured GFR at month 24, the primary endpoint, was 48.0 +/- 22.0 mL/min/1.73 m(2), 46.6 +/- 21.1 mL/min/1.73 m(2), and 46.0 +/- 20.4 mL/min/1.73 m(2) in the CNI elimination, CNI minimization, and control groups, respectively. Differences between CNI elimination (1.12 mL/min/1.73 m(2), 95% confidence interval [CI] -3.51 to 5.76, ...
Since first published guideline on the use of direct oral anti-coagulants (DOACs) in non-valvular atrial fibrillation on 2013 till latest update on 2018 (1), DOACs interactions with other drugs are one of the important challenges in their prescribing. By rapid growing number of solid organ transplant recipients the need for anticoagulant therapy among transplant patients is increasing. Based on in vivo studies (2, 3) and clinical reviews (4, 5) on concomitant administration of calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) and DOACs, reassessing the color of interactions in the guideline (1) seems to be necessary. Using midazolam as CYP3A probe showed that cyclosporine inhibits CYP3A stronger than tacrolimus and there is no significant difference in CYP3A inhibition between tacrolimus and control group (2). Same pattern of inhibition is seen with P-glycoprotein (P-gp) pathway (3). Hence, considering cyclosporine as moderate to strong P-gp inhibitor and moderate CYP3A inhibitor and tacrolimus as mild to moderate ...
Subject of this study is the synthesis of easily achievable CsA analogs starting with CsA. These should be inhibitors of cyclophilin without any immunosuppressive action. Furthermore CsA derivatives should be synthesized which do not pass the cell membrane and thus are qualified to selectively inhibit extracellularly occurring cyclophilins. The synthesized derivatives have been tested for their biochemical properties, concerning the inhibition of peptidyl prolyl cis/trans isomerization and calcineurin phosphatase activity, the ability to pass cell membrane, and the NFAT-reporter gen assay, in already evaluated assay-systems. Some of the derivatives shown in this study are potent inhibitors of cyclophilin with distinct reduced immunosuppressed properties and without any inhibition of calcineurin phosphatase activity and they do not pass the cell membrane. Selected CsA analogs shown in this study have been tested in model systems for practical applications ...
Results] We were able to observe 3,622 genes modulated in at least one timepoint in the mutant when compared to the wild type strain (3,211 and 411 at 10 and 30 minutes, respectively). Decreased mRNA abundance in the ΔcrzA was seen for genes encoding calcium transporters, transcription factors and genes that could be directly or indirectly involved in calcium metabolism. Increased mRNA accumulation was observed for some genes encoding proteins involved in stress response. AfCrzA overexpression in A. fumigatus increases the expression of several of these genes. The deleted strain of one of these genes, AfRcnA, belonging to a class of endogenous calcineurin regulators, calcipressins, had more calcineurin activity after exposure to calcium and was less sensitive to menadione 30 μM, hydrogen peroxide 2.5 mM, EGTA 25 mM, and MnCl2 25 mM. We constructed deletion, overexpression, and GFP fusion protein for the closely related A. nidulans AnRcnA. GFP::RcnA was mostly detected along the germling, did ...
Purpose: Calcineurin orchestrates growth, stress responses and virulence in major pathogenic fungi including Aspergillus fumigatus responsible for life-threatening fungal infections worldwide. While these cellular regulatory functions of calcineurin make it an attractive antifungal target, the immunosuppressive effects of the currently available calcineurin inhibitors, FK506 and CsA, make it difficult to exploit the antifungal potential due to conservation of calcineurin in the host and the fungal pathogen. Critical molecular understanding of calcineurin-immunophilin-immunosuppressor complexes would facilitate the design of novel non-immunosuppressive CsA and FK506 analogs for fungal-specific targeting of calcineurin.. Methods: We solved the crystal structure of calcineurin-FK506-FKBP12 complex in A. fumigatus and using site-directed mutagenic approaches, we constructed several mutations in the CnaA catalytic subunit of calcineurin and FKBP12. To identify differences between the A. fumigatus ...
Calcineurin (CN), a calcium- and calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase, plays a significant role in the central nervous system. Previously, we reported that forebrain-specific CN knockout mice (CN mutant mice) have impaired working memory. To further analyze the behavioral effects of CN deficiency, we subjected CN mutant mice to a comprehensive behavioral test battery. Mutant mice showed increased locomotor activity, decreased social interaction, and impairments in prepulse inhibition and latent inhibition. In addition, CN mutant mice displayed an increased response to the locomotor stimulating effects of MK-801. Collectively, the abnormalities of CN mutant mice are strikingly similar to those described for schizophrenia. We propose that alterations affecting CN signaling could comprise a contributing factor in schizophrenia pathogenesis.. ...
Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammatory disease of the skin. The condition often has its start in childhood and follows a variable and sometimes unremitting course.
Ppp3r1 (untagged) - Mouse protein phosphatase 3, regulatory subunit B, alpha isoform (calcineurin B, type I) (cDNA clone MGC:7652, (10ug), 10 µg.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Negative Cardiovascular Consequences of Small Molecule Immunosuppressants. AU - Chakkera, H. A.. AU - Sharif, A.. AU - Kaplan, B.. PY - 2017/8/1. Y1 - 2017/8/1. N2 - Immunosuppressants are critical after transplantation and prescribed as immune-modulators for autoimmune disorders and glomerulonephritides. Immunosuppressants include large (e.g., thymoglobulin, alemtuzumab, and rituximab) and small molecules (e.g., corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors, antimetabolites, and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors). The majority of the small molecules worsen traditional cardiovascular risks. This review describes cardiovascular risks of small molecule immunosuppressants: corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors (tacrolimus and cyclosporine), and mTOR inhibitors (rapamycin), by categorizing these risks into two categories: ischemic heart disease and nonischemic cardiac effects.. AB - Immunosuppressants are critical after transplantation and prescribed as immune-modulators ...
New and emerging trends in the treatment of atopic dermatitis Christina M Gelbard1, Adelaide A Hebert1,21Departments of Dermatology; 2Pediatrics, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX, USAAbstract: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 10% to 20% of children and 1% to 3% of adults in the US. Symptoms often result in sleeplessness, psychological stress, poor self-esteem, anxiety, and poor school or work performance. The cost of atopic dermatitis is estimated to be US$0.9 to 3.8 billion every year. Topical steroids are first-line treatment for atopic dermatitis, and recent advances in vehicle technologies have resulted in improved patient tolerability and compliance. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are also safe and effective topical treatments for atopic dermatitis, and provide an additional therapeutic option for patients with this disease. Systemic immunomodulators are used in the treatment of severe refractory disease. Cyclosporine, methotrexate, azathioprine,
Pulmonary surfactant proteins and lipids are required for lung function after birth. Lung immaturity and resultant surfactant deficiency cause respiratory distress syndrome, a common disorder contributing to morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Surfactant synthesis increases prior to birth in association with formation of the alveoli that mediate efficient gas exchange. To identify mechanisms controlling perinatal lung maturation, the Calcineurin b1 (Cnb1) gene was deleted in the respiratory epithelium of the fetal mouse. Deletion of Cnb1 caused respiratory failure after birth and inhibited the structural maturation of the peripheral lung. Synthesis of surfactant and a lamellar body-associated protein, ABC transporter A3 (ABCA3), was decreased prior to birth. Nuclear factor of activated T cells (Nfat) calcineurin-dependent 3 (Nfatc3), a transcription factor modulated by calcineurin, was identified as a direct activator of Sftpa, Sftpb, Sftpc, Abca3, Foxa1, and Foxa2 genes. The ...
Calcineruin control over hyphal septation and cell wall biosynthesis. Septa are crucial in hyphal growth as they are the natural dividers in the growing hyphae, critical for continued growth and compartmentalization of cellular function. We were the first group to establish that both calcineurin subunits are stably present in the developing A. fumigatus hyphal septum, sitting as disks on each side of the septum. Calcineurin deletion mutants create septal defects and miscues in cellular metabolism. The hyphal septa is also a prime example of how important cell wall biosynthesis is for the organism. The cell wall serves as the leading point for the growing and invading hyphae as well as the first contact point with the host. The cell wall functions as both a structural component to hold the cell together as well as a scaffold for countless cellular functions. We have shown that calcineurin controls cell wall metabolism, and now we are working on uncovering the exact molecular mechanisms of ...
Functions as an integral cofactor in cell pH regulation by controlling plasma membrane-type Na(+)/H(+) exchange activity. Promotes the maturation, transport, cell surface stability and exchange activity of SLC9A1/NHE1 at the plasma membrane. Promotes the induction of hematopoietic stem cell differentiation toward megakaryocytic lineage. Essential for the coupling of ERK cascade activation with the expression of ETS family genes in megakaryocytic differentiation. Also involved in granulocytic differentiation in a ERK-dependent manner. Inhibits the phosphatase activity of calcineurin.
Certain immune-suppressing drugs, such as those taken by patients who have had organ transplants, greatly increase the risk of developing diabetes. These drugs are known to put a stranglehold on a protein called calcineurin.. So its not exactly a surprise that Seung Kim, MD, PhD, assistant professor of developmental biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, chose to study why calcineurin inhibition leads to the disease. What is surprising is just how central calcineurin turns out to be in the health and happiness of the insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. His findings, to be published in the Sept. 21 issue of Nature, could shake up diabetes research, lead to new classes of diabetes drugs and aid in efforts to develop stem cell treatments for diabetes.. This work has the potential to be big, said Scott Campbell, PhD, vice president of research for the American Diabetes Association. He said that drugs based on this research could potentially expand the numbers of the few beta ...
FUNCTION: [Summary is not available for the mouse gene. This summary is for the human ortholog.] This gene encodes a member of the regulator of calcineurin (RCAN) protein family. These proteins play a role in many physiological processes by binding to the catalytic domain of calcineurin A, inhibiting calcineurin-mediated nuclear translocation of the transcription factor NFATC1. Expression of this gene in skin fibroblasts is upregulated by thyroid hormone, and the encoded protein may also play a role in endothelial cell function and angiogenesis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2011 ...
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TMEM110, also designated as STIMATE (for STIM-activating enhancer), is an ER-resident multi-transmembrane protein identified through a proteomic study on the ER-PM junctions. The ER-PM junctions are defined as specialized junctional sites, also known as membrane contact sites, that connect the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the plasma membrane (PM), and are closely implicated in controlling lipid and calcium homeostasis in mammalian cells. TMEM110 is a positive modulator of calcium flux mediated by the STIM-ORAI signaling in vertebrates. STIMATE can physically associate with STIM1 to promote conformational switch of STIM1 from inactive toward an activated state, thereby coupling to and gating the ORAI calcium channels on the plasma membrane. Depletion of TMEM110 with RNAi knockdown or Cas9-mediated gene disruption substantially reduces the puncta formation of STIM1 at ER-PM junctions and remarkably inhibits the calcium/calcineurin/NFAT signaling axis. More genetic and biochemical studies are ...
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|i|Background/Aims:|/i| A potential risk of lymphoma associated with the use of topical calcineurin inhibitors is debated. We assessed the risk of lymphoma among patients treated with topi
Drs Krakowski and Eichenfeld pointed out that based on these new understandings of AD pathogenesis, an emphasis of therapy has been on barrier repair. Novel barrier repair creams can be used as adjuncts to conventional topical therapies, such as corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors, or as long-term maintenance therapy. One of the most promising agents…
In this study, it was shown that IL-4-mediated signals were strikingly but transiently inhibited by TCR engagement of naive T cells. This inhibition involved triggering of both the PKC-MAPK and calcineurin pathways. It has recently been reported by Ivashkiv and colleagues that the IL-2 signal was inhibited by TCR engagement in preactivated T cells and the inhibition was mediated by the PKC-MAPK pathway (35). We have also checked the IL-4 signal in activated cells and observed results quite similar to those described above for naive T cells (data not shown). In addition, we found that the IL-2 signal was also inhibited by TCR engagement in naive T cells. McMahon and colleagues have shown that sustained activation of the Raf-MEK-ERK pathway elicited cytokine unresponsiveness in T cells (46). These results are consistent in indicating that MAPK plays an important role in the cross-talk between TCR and cytokine signals. Our data further show that although MAPK activation is necessary, it is not ...
Gene Information The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the immunophilin protein family which play a role in immunoregulation and basic cellular processes involving protein folding and trafficking. This encoded protein is a cis-trans prolyl isomerase that binds to the immunosuppressants FK506 and rapamycin. It is thought to mediate calcineurin inhibition. It also interacts functionally with mature hetero-oligomeric progesterone receptor complexes along with the 90 kDa heat shock protein and P23 protein. This gene has been found to have multiple polyadenylation sites. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants.[provided by RefSeq Mar 2009]. ...
GATA-3 is necessary for the development of MHC class II-restricted CD4 T cells, and its expression is increased during positive selection of these cells. TCR signals drive this upregulation, but the signaling pathways that control this process are not well understood. Using genetic and pharmacological approaches, we show that GATA-3 upregulation during thymocyte-positive selection is the result of additive inputs from the Ras/MAPK and calcineurin pathways. This upregulation requires the presence of the transcription factor c-Myb. Furthermore, we show that TH-POK can also upregulate GATA-3 in double-positive thymocytes, suggesting the existence of a positive feedback loop that contributes to lock in the initial commitment to the CD4 lineage during differentiation. ...
Tehrani N., Anoushiravani A., Bhakta A., Petrov R., Tafen M., Samuels S. Non-operative Management of Water Injection Injury to the Neck. J of Pediatric Surgical Cases. In press.. Petrov R, Elbahloul O, Gallichio MH, Stellrecht K, Conti D. Monthly screening for polyoma virus eliminates BK nephropathy and preserves renal function. Surg Infect. 2009 Feb;10(1):85-90. PMID: 19298172.. Conti D, Petrov R, Elbalhoul O, Gallichio M. Sirolimus-based, calcineurin-inhibitor sparing immunotherapy, long-term (6-year) results. Transpl Immunol. 2008 Nov; 20(1-2): 12-3. PMID: 18793727.. Friedrich J, Petrov R, Askay S, Clark M, Foy H, Isik F, Dellinger P, Klein M, Engrav L. Resection of panniculus morbidus: a salvage procedure with a steep learning curve.. Plast Reconstr Surg.. 2008 Jan; 121(1): 108-14. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18176212.. ...
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NFAT Inhibitor, Cell-Permeable - Calbiochem The NFAT Inhibitor, Cell-Permeable controls the biological activity of NFAT. This small molecule/inhibitor is primarily used for Inflammation/Immunology applications. - Find MSDS or SDS, a COA, data sheets and more information.
The NFAT family of transcription factors include the cytoplasmic NFAT transcription factors [NFATc1 (NFATc), NFATc2 (NFATp), NFATc3 (NFAT4, NFATx), NFATc4 (NFAT3), NFATc5] and nuclear NFAT (NFATn ...
The NFAT family of transcription factors include the cytoplasmic NFAT transcription factors [NFATc1 (NFATc), NFATc2 (NFATp), NFATc3 (NFAT4, NFATx), NFATc4 (NFAT3), NFATc5] and nuclear NFAT (NFATn ...
However, depending on the amplitude of the Ca2+ signal as well as the condition of the cell, Ca2+ can also initiate apoptosis as a consequence of organelle disruption, free radical production, and the activation of Ca2+-dependent phosphatases and proteases such as calcineurin and calpain (96).. The release of Ca2+ from the ER is a critical early event for the initiation of apoptosis induced by many apoptotic signals (115). The sensitivity of a cell to such apoptotic stimuli appears to be largely dependent on the ER Ca2+ load, with a high resting ER Ca2+ concentration sensitizing cells to apoptotic stimuli and a low ER Ca2+ concentration conferring resistance. Once released into the cytosol, Ca2+ is rapidly adsorbed by mitochondria that can trigger apoptotic responses by disrupting the mitochondrial respiratory chain and generating reactive oxygen species or by opening the PTP (122).. The original finding that Bcl-2 affected Ca2+ signaling was discovered over a decade ago. In these studies, Bcl-2 ...
ES increased expression of Hey1 and Pitx2 suggesting increased Notch and Wnt signaling, respectively, but did not normalize RCAN1.4, a measure of calcineurin/NFAT signaling, or PGC-1ß mRNA levels. ES increased PGC-1α expression but not that of slow myofibrillar genes. Microarray analysis showed that after ES, genes coding for calcium binding proteins and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors were increased, and the expression of genes involved in blood vessel formation and morphogenesis was altered. Of the 165 genes altered by ES only 16 were also differentially expressed after GA, of which 12 were altered in the same direction by ES and GA. In contrast to ES, GA induced expression of genes related to oxidative phosphorylation ...
The basis for increased mortality after heart transplantation in African Americans and other non-Caucasian racial groups is poorly defined. We hypothesized that increased risk of adverse events is driven by biologic factors. To test this hypothesis in the Invasive Monitoring Attenuation through Gene Expression (IMAGE) study, we determined whether the event rate of the primary outcome of acute rejection, graft dysfunction, death, or retransplantation varied by race as a function of calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) levels and gene expression profile (GEP) scores.We determined the event rate of the primary outcome, comparing racial groups, stratified by time after transplant. Logistic regression was used to compute the relative risk across racial groups, and linear modeling was used to measure the dependence of CNI levels and GEP score on race.In 580 patients monitored for a median of 19 months, the incidence of the primary end point was 18.3% in African Americans, 22.2% in other non-Caucasians, and ...
Ustilago maydis is a dimorphic basidiomycete and the causal agent of corn smut disease. It serves as a genetic model for understanding dimorphism, pathogenicity, and mating response in filamentous fungi ...
Screening for a gene deletion mutant whose temperature sensitivity is suppressed by FK506 in budding yeast and its application for a positive screening for drugs inhibiting calcineurin, BIOSCIENCE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY, 79巻, 5号, pp.790-pp.794, MAY 4 ...
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In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Speeckaert and colleagues report that levels of the soluble CD25 and CD27 molecules (sCD25 and sCD27) are elevated in the serum of patients with active vitiligo compared with patients with stable disease. In addition, sCD25 levels were found to be significantly lower in the serum of patients being treated with topical immunosuppressants (including steroids and calcineurin inhibitors) and the serum level of sCD27 was significantly lower in patients with recent repigmentation, suggesting a potential to use these as biomarkers to monitor treatment responses. Interestingly, the authors continued to prospectively study a relatively large number of participants and demonstrated that serum levels of both sCD25 and sCD27 were associated with disease progression during follow-up. These important findings suggest that monitoring of these markers in the serum of patients with vitiligo may provide a glimpse into what is happening in the skin, a process that is not obvious by
Emory scientists have identified troublemaker cells-present in some patients before kidney transplantation-that are linked to immune rejection after transplant. Their results could guide transplant specialists in the future by helping to determine which drug regimens would be best for different groups of patients. Eventually, the findings could lead to new treatments that improve short- and long-term outcomes.. Transplant patients used to have no choice but to take non-specific drugs to prevent immune rejection of their new kidneys. While these drugs, called calcineurin inhibitors, are effective at preventing early rejection, they lack specificity for the immune system and ironically can damage the very kidneys they are intended to protect. In addition, their side effects lead to higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, ultimately shortening the life of the transplant recipient. This changed with the advent of costimulation blockers, which avoid these harmful ...
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Ppp3r2 - Ppp3r2 (untagged ORF) - Rat protein phosphatase 3, regulatory subunit B, alpha isoform (calcineurin B, type II) (Ppp3r2), (10 ug) available for purchase from OriGene - Your Gene Company.
TOPICS: Tacrolimus, FK506 binding protein, FKBP, calcineurin, block T-cell activation, prevents IL-2 transcription, acute transport rejection, nephrotoxic, immunomodulator, neurotoxic, risk of infection, risk of malignancy, risk of diabetes ...
Andere Agenzien enthalten aktuelle calcineurin Hibitoren wie Protopic tacrolimus und Elidel pimecrolimus. Aktuelle psoriatic Behandlungen sollten nie an den heiklen Gebieten der Haut, wie den Augen, Mund, Genitalien Psoriasis-Behandlung mit Fett anderen Bereichen angewendet werden.. Cancel reply to comment. Unfortunately, studies show that only about 5 million people living with OAB seek care from a doctor, and only half of those patients seek a specialist like a urologist or urogynecologist for treatment. Antibiotic resistance is happening in hospitals quite Psoriasis-Behandlung mit Fett. Probably the main place where resistant organisms and pathogens are acquired is in intensive care units ICUs.. The mTOR pathway is probably the main pathway in humans and other animals that drives growth. That is, the accumulation of mass and adding mass to make an organism bigger by both making more cells, and making cells grow and become bigger. Psoriasis-Behandlung mit Fett provides this medical information ...
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Calcineurin inhibitors and azathioprine have been linked with post-transplant malignancies and skin cancers in organ transplant ... It is a macrolide lactone and acts by inhibiting calcineurin. The drug is used primarily in liver and kidney transplantations, ... It binds to the immunophilin FKBP1A, followed by the binding of the complex to calcineurin and the inhibition of its ... Like tacrolimus, ciclosporin (Novartis' Sandimmune) is a calcineurin inhibitor (CNI). It has been in use since 1983 and is one ...
"Calcineurin Inhibitor Nephrotoxicity." Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology, vol. 4, no. 2, 2009, pp. 481-508 ...
Naesens M, Kuypers DR, Sarwal M (2009). "Calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity". Clin. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 4 (2): 481-509. doi: ...
... which acts via calmodulin to activate calcineurin. Calcineurin then dephosphorylates the transcription factor nuclear factor of ... Tacrolimus inhibits calcineurin, which is involved in the production of interleukin-2, a molecule that promotes the development ... ISBN 978-0-07-144040-0. Liu J, Farmer JD, Lane WS, Friedman J, Weissman I, Schreiber SL (August 1991). "Calcineurin is a common ... Tacrolimus is a macrolide calcineurin inhibitor. In T-cells, activation of the T-cell receptor normally increases intracellular ...
... 's main effect is to lower the activity of T-cells; it does so by inhibiting calcineurin in the calcineurin- ... which acts via calmodulin to activate calcineurin. Calcineurin then dephosphorylates the transcription factor NF-AT (nuclear ... Youn TJ, Piao H, Kwon JS, Choi SY, Kim HS, Park DG, Kim DW, Kim YG, Cho MC (December 2002). "Effects of the calcineurin ... It does this by forming a complex with cyclophilin to block the phosphatase activity of calcineurin, which in turn decreases ...
In molecular biology, the calcipressin family of proteins negatively regulate calcineurin by direct binding. They are essential ... Calcipressin 1 is a phosphoprotein that increases its capacity to inhibit calcineurin when phosphorylated at the conserved ... Calcipressin 1 is also known as modulatory calcineurin-interacting protein 1 (MCIP1), Adapt78 and Down syndrome critical region ... Parry RV, June CH (September 2003). "Calcium-independent calcineurin regulation". Nat. Immunol. 4 (9): 821-3. doi:10.1038/ ...
... inducing a conformational change of the protein such that it can then bind and activate calcineurin. Calcineurin, in turn, ... When dephosphorylated by Calcineurin translocation of NFAT into the nucleus is possible. Additionally, there is evidence that ...
Calcineurin-binding protein cabin-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CABIN1 gene. Calcineurin plays an important ... "Entrez Gene: CABIN1 calcineurin binding protein 1". Lai MM, Luo HR, Burnett PE, Hong JJ, Snyder SH (Nov 2000). "The calcineurin ... The protein encoded by this gene binds specifically to the activated form of calcineurin and inhibits calcineurin-mediated ... Sun L, Youn HD, Loh C, Stolow M, He W, Liu JO (Jun 1998). "Cabin 1, a negative regulator for calcineurin signaling in T ...
These complexes inhibit calcineurin, block dephosphorylation of the transcription factor NFAT of activated T-cells and its ... Liu J, Farmer JD, Lane WS, Friedman J, Weissman I, Schreiber SL (August 1991). "Calcineurin is a common target of cyclophilin- ... Cyclosporine and tacrolimus are calcineurin inhibitors. Both substances are structurally different but have the same mechanism ...
Calcineurin activates TAK1 and NLK kinase, which can interfere with TCF/ß-Catenin signaling in the canonical Wnt pathway. ... Increased calcium also activates calcineurin and CaMKII. CaMKII induces activation of the transcription factor NFAT, which ...
Calcineurin subunit B type 2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PPP3R2 gene. Among its related pathways are MAPK ... 2007). "The calcineurin activity profiles of cyclosporin and tacrolimus are different in stable renal transplant patients". ... 2007). "Calcineurin potentiates the activation of procaspase-3 by accelerating its proteolytic maturation". J. Biol. Chem. 282 ... Jang H, Cho EJ, Youn HD (2007). "A new calcineurin inhibition domain in Cabin1". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 359 (1): 129-35 ...
When intracellular calcium reaches a threshold, it will activate the calcineurin /NFAT pathway. DAG activates the calcineurin/ ... The mechanism of how TRPC channels promote cardiac hypertrophy is through activation of the calcineurin pathway and the ... canonical transient receptor potential channels promote cardiomyocyte hypertrophy through activation of calcineurin signaling ...
PGC-1α leads to calcineurin activation. Akt and calcineurin are both activators of NF kappa B (p65). Through their activation ...
They also showed that NFAT was regulated by calcium and the calcium-dependent phosphatase calcineurin, which removes phosphate ... Hogan, P. G.; Chen, L.; Nardone, J.; Rao, A. (2003-09-15). "Transcriptional regulation by calcium, calcineurin, and NFAT". ...
... a novel T-cell-specific immunophilin capable of calcineurin inhibition". Mol. Cell. Biol. 15 (8): 4395-402. doi:10.1128/mcb. ... It is thought to mediate calcineurin inhibition. It also interacts functionally with mature corticoid receptor hetero-complexes ... and FK506-binding protein that can mediate calcineurin inhibition". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 232 (2): 437-43. doi:10.1006 ...
Graef IA, Chen F, Chen L, Kuo A, Crabtree GR (Jun 2001). "Signals transduced by Ca(2+)/calcineurin and NFATc3/c4 pattern the ... Molkentin JD, Lu JR, Antos CL, Markham B, Richardson J, Robbins J, Grant SR, Olson EN (Apr 1998). "A calcineurin-dependent ... "Entrez Gene: NFATC4 nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic, calcineurin-dependent 4". Yang T, Davis RJ, Chow CW (Oct ... Crabtree GR (Mar 1999). "Generic signals and specific outcomes: signaling through Ca2+, calcineurin, and NF-AT". Cell. 96 (5): ...
The orthogonal CID pair was used to inhibit calcineurin-mediated dephosphorylation of nuclear factor of activated T cells in a ... Belshaw, Peter J.; Schreiber, Stuart L. (February 1997). "Cell-Specific Calcineurin Inhibition by a Modified Cyclosporin". ...
The protein encoded by this gene interacts with calcineurin A and inhibits calcineurin-dependent signaling pathways of genetic ... DSCR1 in human is located at the centromeric border of the DSCR and encodes an inhibitor of calcineurin/ NFAT (nuclear factor ... Ermak G, Hench KJ, Chang KT, Sachdev S, Davies KJ (May 2009). "Regulator of calcineurin (RCAN1-1L) is deficient in Huntington ... DSCR1 Consist of putative functional motifs and calcineurin binding domain. DSCR1 contains two proline-rich SH3 binding domain ...
21, 4066-4073, "Calcineurin Links Ca++ Dysregulation with Brain Aging"( Chen L, Willis SN, Wei A, Smith BJ, Fletcher JI, Hinds ... BAD phosphorylation is thus anti-apoptotic, and BAD dephosphorylation (e.g., by Ca2+-stimulated Calcineurin) is pro-apoptotic. ... "Ca2+-induced apoptosis through calcineurin dephosphorylation of BAD". Science. 284 (5412): 339-43. Bibcode:1999Sci...284..339W ...
Paterson JM, Smith SM, Harmar AJ, Antoni FA (1995). "Control of a novel adenylyl cyclase by calcineurin". Biochem. Biophys. Res ...
This phosphorylation can be reversed by the phosphatase, calcineurin. The phosphorylation of the isozymes is accompanied by a ...
It has been shown in vitro that pimecrolimus binds to FKBP1A and also inhibits calcineurin.[citation needed] Thus pimecrolimus ... Pimecrolimus is an immunomodulating agent of the calcineurin inhibitor class used in the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema ... Spergel JM, Leung DY (2006). "Safety of topical calcineurin inhibitors in atopic dermatitis: evaluation of the evidence". Curr ... Tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are both calcineurin inhibitors and function as immunosuppressants. In January 2006, the United ...
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Frey N, Richardson JA, Olson EN (2001). "Calsarcins, a novel family of sarcomeric calcineurin-binding proteins". Proc. Natl. ...
Nutrient depletion induces TFEB dephosphorylation and subsequent nuclear translocation via the phosphatase calcineurin. TFEB ... "Lysosomal calcium signalling regulates autophagy through calcineurin and TFEB". Nature Cell Biology. 17 (3): 288-99. doi: ...
Topical corticosteroid therapy is the most commonly used treatment, and topical calcineurin inhibitors have also been used ... Stern RS (2006). "Topical calcineurin inhibitors labeling: putting the "box" in perspective". Archives of Dermatology. 142 (9 ... and topical calcineurin inhibitors have also been used successfully. Newer tests on patients showed that a less harmful off- ...
Mice lacking the MYOZ2 gene (MYOZ2-/-) are generally sensitized to calcineurin signaling in both muscle types. In slow-skeletal ... Calsarcin-1 binds to alpha-actinin, gamma-filamin, telethonin, ZASP/Cypher and calcineurin. The binding region of calsarcin-1 ... However, upon calcineurin activation or pressure overload-induced pathologic hypertrophy, MYOZ2-/- exhibited exaggerated ... Frey N, Richardson JA, Olson EN (December 2000). "Calsarcins, a novel family of sarcomeric calcineurin-binding proteins". ...
PKC/Ca2+/Calcineurin/Nuclear factor of activated T-cells; and the EGF cellular receptor. In certain cells, activation of FP ...
Recent studies have shown that topical calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus can have an effect similar to corticosteroids ... Maassen, MS; van Doorn, HC (2012). "[Topical treatment of vulvar lichen sclerosus with calcineurin inhibitors]". Nederlands ... calcineurin inhibitor) all are effective therapies in treating genital lichen sclerosus. However, randomized-controlled trials ...
1997). "Calcineurin A alpha (PPP3CA), calcineurin A beta (PPP3CB) and calcineurin B (PPP3R1) are located on human chromosomes 4 ... 1996). "Crystal structures of human calcineurin and the human FKBP12-FK506-calcineurin complex". Nature. 378 (6557): 641-4. doi ... Guerini D, Krinks MH, Sikela JM, Hahn WE, Klee CB (Mar 1990). "Isolation and sequence of a cDNA clone for human calcineurin B, ... 2001). "Deletion of calcineurin and myocyte enhancer factor 2 (MEF2) binding domain of Cabin1 results in enhanced cytokine gene ...
Calcineurin is a heterodimer of a 61-kD calmodulin-binding catalytic subunit, calcineurin A and a 19-kD Ca2+-binding regulatory ... Calcineurin is the target of a class of drugs called calcineurin inhibitors, which include ciclosporin, voclosporin, ... Calcineurin/NFAT signaling is required for perinatal lung maturation and function. Calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus ... Wang MG, Yi H, Guerini D, Klee CB, McBride OW (1996). "Calcineurin A alpha (PPP3CA), calcineurin A beta (PPP3CB) and ...
Inhibiting the calcineurin-NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T cells) signaling pathway with a regulator of calcineurin-derived ... Calcineurin signaling and muscle remodeling. Cell. 2000;101:689-92.PubMedPubMedCentralCrossRefGoogle Scholar ... Future studies showed that the DSCR1 gene product is a calcineurin regulator, and the new name "regulator of calcineurin (RCAN ... Renaming the DSCR1/Adapt78 gene family as RCAN: regulators of calcineurin. FASEB J. 2007;21:3023-8.PubMedPubMedCentralCrossRef ...
The calcineurin-like phosphoesterases are a family of enzymes related to calcineurin. It includes a diverse range of ...
Crystal structures of human calcineurin and the human FKBP12-FK506-calcineurin complex.. Kissinger, C.R., Parge, H.E., Knighton ... Calcineurin (CaN) is a calcium- and calmodulin-dependent protein serine/threonine phosphate which is critical for several ... Calcineurin (CaN) is a calcium- and calmodulin-dependent protein serine/threonine phosphate which is critical for several ... The site of binding of FKBP12-FK506 appears to be shared by other non-competitive inhibitors of calcineurin, including a ...
Calcineurin inhibitors/everolimus/methylprednisolone. Post-transplant diabetes mellitus and diabetic nephropathy: case report ...
Calcineurin activation is central to α-syn toxicity in yeast. (A) Control and HiTox strains lacking calcineurin (cnb1Δ) were ... calcineurin A, CNA) and an activating regulatory subunit (calcineurin B, CNB). As intracellular Ca2+ levels rise, Ca2+ binds to ... Calcineurin is critical for α-synuclein toxicity. Gabriela Caraveo, Pavan K. Auluck, Luke Whitesell, Chee Yeun Chung, Valeriya ... Calcineurin is critical for α-synuclein toxicity. Gabriela Caraveo, Pavan K. Auluck, Luke Whitesell, Chee Yeun Chung, Valeriya ...
We also found that M. circinelloides encodes three calcineurin catalytic A subunits (CnaA, CnaB, and CnaC) and one calcineurin ... Disruption of the cnbR gene encoding the sole calcineurin B subunit necessary for calcineurin activity yielded mutants locked ... Calcineurin Plays Key Roles in the Dimorphic Transition and Virulence of the Human Pathogenic Zygomycete Mucor circinelloides. ... Lee, S. C., Li, A., Calo, S., & Heitman, J. (2013). Calcineurin Plays Key Roles in the Dimorphic Transition and Virulence of ...
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  • Calcineurin is the target of a class of drugs called calcineurin inhibitors, which include ciclosporin, voclosporin, pimecrolimus and tacrolimus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors are prescribed for adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as a single drug or in combination with methotrexate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus are used to suppress the immune system in organ allotransplant recipients to prevent rejection of the transplanted tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • The increased outflow of sympathetic efferents is a result of neural reflex due to the activation of renal and other subdiaphragmtic visceral afferents by calcineurin inhibitors. (wikipedia.org)
  • The site of binding of FKBP12-FK506 appears to be shared by other non-competitive inhibitors of calcineurin, including a natural anchoring protein. (rcsb.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors under occlusion - I could've had a V8! (aad.org)
  • For whatever reason, I have never thought about using calcineurin inhibitors under occlusion, although I recommend them in sensitive that are naturally occluded (such as in cases of inverse psoriasis or inverse lichen planus). (aad.org)
  • There is a paucity of articles addressing systemic absorption of topical calcineurin inhibitors under occlusion. (aad.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors such as cyclosporin A (CsA) are the mainstay of immunosuppressive treatment for organ transplant recipients. (nih.gov)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors enhance low-density lipoprotein oxidation in transplant patients. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI, cyclosporin and tacrolimus) are an important part of treatment to suppress the immune system to prevent rejection of transplanted kidneys. (cochrane.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) can reduce acute transplant rejection and immediate graft loss but are associated with significant adverse effects such as hypertension and nephrotoxicity which may contribute to chronic rejection. (cochrane.org)
  • Do topical calcineurin inhibitors have side effects? (sharecare.com)
  • What are the safety profiles of topical calcineurin inhibitors for the treatment of pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD)? (medscape.com)
  • Establishing the long-term safety profile of topical calcineurin inhibitors is of paramount importance because they appear to provide an effective alternative to topical corticosteroid treatment in certain patients. (medscape.com)
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs) are a class of immunosuppressant drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of moderate to severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) . (verywellhealth.com)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors revolutionized the field of organ transplantation when they were introduced in the 1980s by suppressing the immune system and preventing organ rejection. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors work by blocking a protein called calcineurin, which is responsible for activating a type of white blood cell known as a T-cell . (verywellhealth.com)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) are the cornerstone of immunosuppression for kidney transplantation. (ahrq.gov)
  • The use of the calcineurin inhibitors cyclosporine and tacrolimus led to major advances in the field of transplantation, with excellent short-term outcome. (asnjournals.org)
  • Reduced exposure to calcineurin inhibitors in renal transplantation. (lu.se)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors have decreased acute rejection and improved early renal allograft survival, but their use has been implicated in the development of chronic nephrotoxicity. (wiley.com)
  • Treatment with the potentially nephrotoxic calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) cyclosporine and tacrolimus may also contribute to progressive graft dysfunction, eventually leading to chronic allograft nephropathy (CAN) ( 3 ). (wiley.com)
  • We did not find an increased risk of lymphoma in patients treated with topical calcineurin inhibitors. (rti.org)
  • Furthermore, treatment of cells with the calcineurin inhibitors cyclosporin A or FK506 blocked the apoptotic response, linking calcineurin activation and the subsequent translocation of Bad to cell death. (biochemj.org)
  • Exposure to mycophenolic acid better predicts immunosuppressive efficacy than exposure to calcineurin inhibitors in renal transplant patients. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (FK506, cyclosporin A, and a peptide calcineurin inhibitor [CAIN]) abolished glucose-induced IRS-2 mRNA and protein levels, whereas expression of a constitutively active calcineurin increased them. (diabetesjournals.org)
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  • Background and objectives In primary FSGS, calcineurin inhibitors have primarily been studied in patients deemed resistant to glucocorticoid therapy. (asnjournals.org)
  • Results In total, 458 patients were studied (173 treated with glucocorticoids alone, 90 treated with calcineurin inhibitors with or without glucocorticoids, 12 treated with other agents, and 183 not treated with immunosuppressives). (asnjournals.org)
  • Only tip lesion was associated with initiation of glucocorticoids alone over calcineurin inhibitors. (asnjournals.org)
  • Conclusions The use of immunosuppressive therapy with calcineurin inhibitors and/or glucocorticoids as part of the early immunosuppressive regimen in primary FSGS was associated with improved renal outcome, but the superiority of calcineurin inhibitors over glucocorticoids alone remained unproven. (asnjournals.org)
  • To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) with or without calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) in patients with inflammatory myopathy taking prednisolone, but refractory to conventional immunosuppressive therapy. (springer.com)
  • Growth of Candida albicans planktonic cells is sensitive to the calcineurin inhibitors FK506 and cyclosporine A (CsA) in combination with the azole antifungal fluconazole. (asm.org)
  • This drug synergism is attributable to two effects: first, calcineurin inhibitors render fluconazole fungicidal rather than simply fungistatic, and second, membrane perturbation by azole inhibition of ergosterol biosynthesis increases intracellular calcineurin inhibitor concentrations. (asm.org)
  • In both in vitro experiments and in an in vivo rat catheter model, C. albicans cells in biofilms were resistant to individually delivered fluconazole or calcineurin inhibitors but exquisitely sensitive to the combination of FK506-fluconazole or CsA-fluconazole. (asm.org)
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporin A 1%, FK506, pimecrolimus) can be useful for treating chronic blepharokeratoconjunctivitis in addition to lid hygiene and lubricants. (dryeyezone.com)
  • 2014 Even so little is well known about how vertebral NMDAR activity is certainly potentiated by calcineurin inhibitors. (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • In the present study we used a rat model of CIPS to test the hypothesis that CK2 contributes to increased NMDAR activity in the spinal cord and persistent pain hypersensitivity caused by calcineurin inhibitors. (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) are essential immunosuppressive drugs after renal transplantation. (eur.nl)
  • Prior to the rehabilitation consult on post-operative day 42, she had an episode of acute rejection requiring rapid escalation of cyclosporine dosage, later changed to high dose tacrolimus for immunosuppression, resulting in high blood levels of both calcineurin inhibitors. (jefferson.edu)
  • We aimed to determine whether the calcineurin/NFAT pathway mediates this effect of NHE-1 inhibitors. (ovid.com)
  • While these cellular regulatory functions of calcineurin make it an attractive antifungal target, the immunosuppressive effects of the currently available calcineurin inhibitors, FK506 and CsA, make it difficult to exploit the antifungal potential due to conservation of calcineurin in the host and the fungal pathogen. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • The identification of specific differences between human FKBP12 and A. fumigatus FKBP12 with respect to calcineurin inhibition broadens insight into developing novel non-immunosuppressive calcineurin inhibitors for effective antifungal targeting. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • Because calcineurin is the target of potent inhibitors in widespread clinical use, cyclosporine and FK506 (tacrolimus), it is an attractive drug target for novel antifungal agents. (asm.org)
  • We therefore investigated the immunosuppressive effect of calcineurin inhibitors and steroids on general T-cell functionality after polyclonal stimulation of whole blood samples. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Susceptibility towards calcineurin inhibitors showed interindividual differences. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Interestingly, calcineurin inhibitors differentially affected circadian rhythm of T-cell function, as patients on cyclosporine A showed a biphasic decrease in T-cell reactivity after drug-intake in the morning and evening, whereas T-cell reactivity in patients on tacrolimus remained rather stable. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The latter two inhibitors also prevented the FK506-evoked increase as did a calcineurin inhibitory peptide (CiP). (biologists.org)
  • The inhibition of calcineurin by cyclosporine and FK506 causes hypertension and hypertensive heart disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fruman DA, Bierer BE, Benes JE, Burakoff SJ, Austen KF, Katz HR. The complex of FK506-binding protein 12 and FK506 inhibits calcineurin phosphatase activity and IgE activation-induced cytokine transcripts, but not exocytosis, in mouse mast cells. (springer.com)
  • The immunosuppressive drugs, cyclosporin A and FK506, when bound to the immunophilins, cyclophilin and FKBP respectively, inhibit dephosphorylation and activation of NF-AT by calcineurin. (thermofisher.com)
  • Inhibition of calcineurin by FK506, cysclosporin A, or inducible antisense calcineurin expression impaired sclerotial development at the prematuration phase and increased germination of preformed sclerotia. (apsnet.org)
  • The effect of FK506, an inhibitor of calcineurin activation, on positive and negative selection in CD4+CD8+ double positive (DP) thymocytes was examined in normal mice and in a TCR transgenic mouse model. (rupress.org)
  • In addition, the shutdown of recombination activating gene 1 (RAG-1) transcription and the downregulation of CD4 and CD8 expression were inhibited by FK506 treatment suggesting that the activation of calcineurin is required for the first step (or the very early intracellular signaling events) of TCR-mediated positive selection of DP thymocytes. (rupress.org)
  • C. albicans strains lacking FKBP12 or expressing a dominant FK506-resistant calcineurin mutant subunit (Cnb1-1) formed biofilms that were resistant to FK506-fluconazole but susceptible to CsA-fluconazole, demonstrating that drug synergism is mediated via direct calcineurin inhibition. (asm.org)
  • Previous work showed that Ca2+ tolerance can be restored to pmc1 mutants by inactivation of calcineurin, a Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase sensitive to the immunosuppressive drug FK506. (asm.org)
  • The specific calcineurin inhibitor FK506 was used to induce CIPS in the rats as we previously explained (Chen et al. (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • Critical molecular understanding of calcineurin-immunophilin-immunosuppressor complexes would facilitate the design of novel non-immunosuppressive CsA and FK506 analogs for fungal-specific targeting of calcineurin. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • We solved the crystal structure of calcineurin-FK506-FKBP12 complex in A. fumigatus and using site-directed mutagenic approaches, we constructed several mutations in the CnaA catalytic subunit of calcineurin and FKBP12. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • FKBP12 constructs were GFP tagged to visualize the binding of FKBP12 to calcineurin in the presence of FK506 in vivo by fluorescence microscopy. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • Human FKBP12 bound to A. fumigatus calcineurin in the presence of FK506 but did not inhibit the function of A. fumigatus calcineurin. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • In addition, NMR studies on FK506-FKBP12-binding, and molecular dynamic simulations of the A. fumigatus calcineurin-FK506-FKBP12 complex based on the crystal structures, revealed that a key Phe residue at position 88 (F88) in 80s loop of A. fumigatus FKBP12 that is not conserved in human FKBP12 is essential for binding and inhibiting fungal calcineurin. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • Our study for the first time provides the structural basis for the mechanism of inhibition of A. fumigatus calcineurin by FK506-FKBP12 complex. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • Here we have explored the synergistic potential of combining the calcineurin inhibitor FK506 or its nonimmunosuppressive analog, L-685,818, with other antifungal agents and examined the molecular basis of FK506 action by using genetically engineered fungal strains that lack the FK506 target proteins FKBP12 and calcineurin. (asm.org)
  • We demonstrate that FK506 exhibits marked synergistic activity with the H + ATPase inhibitor bafilomycin A 1 via a novel action distinct from calcineurin loss of function. (asm.org)
  • FK506 also exhibits synergistic activity with the pneumocandin MK-0991/caspofungin acetate (formerly L-743,873), which targets the essential β-1,3 glucan synthase, and in this case, FK506 action is mediated via FKBP12-dependent inhibition of calcineurin. (asm.org)
  • Finally, we demonstrate that FK506 and fluconazole have synergistic activity that is independent of both FKBP12 and calcineurin and may involve the known ability of FK506 to inhibit multidrug resistance pumps, which are known to export azoles from fungal cells. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin is the target of the immunosuppressive antifungal drugs cyclosporine (CsA) and FK506, and these agents are toxic to C. neoformans ( 7 , 39 , 40 ). (asm.org)
  • Release from the IP 3 R may be modulated by endogenous proteins associated with the receptor, such as the 12 kDa FK506-binding protein (FKBP12), either directly or indirectly by inhibition of the phosphatase calcineurin. (biologists.org)
  • However, FK506, which with FKBP12 inhibits calcineurin (but not mTOR), potentiated the IP 3 -evoked [Ca 2+ ] c increase. (biologists.org)
  • The calcineurin antagonist medicines cyclosporin and FK506 have already been observed by many laboratories to stop hypertrophic reactions from the center in animal types of pressure overload or hereditary cardiomyopathy (8-13) but additional groups through the use of ostensibly similar versions have didn't observe such results (14 15 Different experimental techniques are necessary to solve this controversy. (cylch.org)
  • CONCLUSION: Calcineurin-inhibiting drugs, CsA and tacrolimus, have pro-oxidant activity and they increase the susceptibility of LDL to oxidation. (biomedsearch.com)
  • The main question-whether nephrotoxicity is secondary to the actions of cyclosporine and tacrolimus on the calcineurin-NFAT pathway-remains largely unanswered. (asnjournals.org)
  • The authors critically review the current evidence relating systemic blood levels of cyclosporine and tacrolimus to calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity, and summarize the data suggesting that local exposure to cyclosporine or tacrolimus could be more important than systemic exposure. (asnjournals.org)
  • Is T-lymphocyte Calcineurin Phosphatase Up-regulated by Treatment With Tacrolimus? (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The purpose of this trial is to evaluate whether mycophenolate mofetil as monotherapy or with reduced dose cyclosporine or tacrolimus long-term after liver transplantation is safe and decreases side effects related to calcineurin inhibitor use. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The calcineurin (CaN) inhibitor, tacrolimus, is widely used in patients undergoing allogeneic organ transplantation and in those with certain allergic diseases. (dovepress.com)
  • The calcineurin (CaN) inhibitor, tacrolimus, is a nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory immunosuppressive drug mainly used to treat patients undergoing allogeneic organ transplantation and those with atopic dermatitis. (dovepress.com)
  • Indeed, we found that tacrolimus (FK-506), a calcineurin inhibitor, successfully suppressed slow fiber-type formation in PHD2-deficient mice. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Calcineurin along with NFAT, may improve the function of diabetics' pancreatic beta cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Calcineurin/NFAT signaling is required for perinatal lung maturation and function. (wikipedia.org)
  • Calcineurin acts as a calcium-activated phosphatase that dephosphorylates various substrates, including members of the nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) family, to trigger their nuclear translocation and transcriptional activity. (jci.org)
  • Here we report that genetic and pharmacological suppression of calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) function promotes tumour formation in mouse skin and in xenografts, in immune compromised mice, of H-ras(V12) (also known as Hras1)-expressing primary human keratinocytes or keratinocyte-derived SCC cells. (nih.gov)
  • Calcineurin/NFAT inhibition counteracts p53 (also known as TRP53)-dependent cancer cell senescence, thereby increasing tumorigenic potential. (nih.gov)
  • ATF3, a member of the 'enlarged' AP-1 family, is selectively induced by calcineurin/NFAT inhibition, both under experimental conditions and in clinically occurring tumours, and increased ATF3 expression accounts for suppression of p53-dependent senescence and enhanced tumorigenic potential. (nih.gov)
  • Thus, intact calcineurin/NFAT signalling is critically required for p53 and senescence-associated mechanisms that protect against skin squamous cancer development. (nih.gov)
  • Overexpression of dual specificity tyrosine-phosphorylation-regulated kinase 1A and a regulator of calcineurin 1 located on chromosome 21 leads to excessive suppression of the calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling pathway, resulting in reduced expression of a critical angiogenic factor. (go.jp)
  • However, it is unclear whether the calcineurin-NFAT signaling pathway is involved in AD pathology in DS patients. (go.jp)
  • Here, we investigated the association between the calcineurin-NFAT signaling pathway and AD using neuronal cells. (go.jp)
  • Taken together, our results suggest that a dysregulation in calcineurin-NFAT signaling may contribute to the early onset of AD in people with DS. (go.jp)
  • The mechanism by which calcineurin initiates differentiation includes transcriptional activation of myogenin, but does not require the participation of NFAT. (rupress.org)
  • We conclude that commitment of skeletal muscle cells to differentiation is calcium and calcineurin-dependent, but NFAT-independent. (rupress.org)
  • Calcineurin and NFAT kinases regulate the activity of the NFAT proteins by determining the phosphorylation status of the serine residues, interacting with NFAT proteins at the NHR. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • they rephosphorylate NFAT in the nucleus and thereby promote the nuclear export of NFAT, stopping the NFAT driven transcription after calcineurin activity declines. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • CONCLUSIONS The mechanism behind glucose-induced transcriptional control of IRS-2 gene expression specific to the islet β-cell is mediated by the Ca 2+ /calcineurin/NFAT pathway. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Calcineurin (PP2B) is a calcium/calmodulin-activated, serine-threonine phosphatase that transmits signals to the nucleus through the dephosphorylation and translocation of nuclear factor of activated T cell (NFAT) transcription factors. (ahajournals.org)
  • Whereas calcineurin-NFAT signaling has been implicated in regulating the hypertrophic growth of the myocardium, considerable controversy persists as to its role in maintaining versus initiating hypertrophy, its role in pathological versus physiological hypertrophy, and its role in heart failure. (ahajournals.org)
  • These mice showed robust and calcineurin-specific activation in the heart that was inhibited with cyclosporin A. In the adult heart, NFAT-luciferase activity was upregulated in a delayed, but sustained manner throughout eight weeks of pathological cardiac hypertrophy induced by pressure-overload, or more dramatically following myocardial infarction-induced heart failure. (ahajournals.org)
  • In contrast, physiological hypertrophy as produced in two separate models of exercise training failed to show significant calcineurin-NFAT coupling in the heart at multiple time points, despite measurable increases in heart to body weight ratios. (ahajournals.org)
  • Moreover, stimulation of hypertrophy with growth hormone-insulin-like growth factor-1 (GH-IGF-1) failed to activate calcineurin-NFAT signaling in the heart or in culture, despite hypertrophy, activation of Akt, and activation of p70 S6K. (ahajournals.org)
  • Although a direct cause-and-effect relationship between NFAT-luciferase activity and pathological hypertrophy was not proven here, our results support the hypothesis that separable signaling pathways regulate pathological versus physiological hypertrophic growth of the myocardium, with calcineurin-NFAT potentially serving a regulatory role that is more specialized for maladaptive hypertrophy and heart failure. (ahajournals.org)
  • Calcineurin is activated by sustained elevations in intracellular calcium, which facilitates binding to its primary downstream effector, nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT). (ahajournals.org)
  • 7 NFAT transcription factors are normally hyperphosphorylated and sequestered in the cytoplasm, but rapidly translocate to the nucleus after calcineurin-mediated dephosphorylation. (ahajournals.org)
  • 7 Cardiac-specific activation of calcineurin or its downstream effector NFAT are sufficient to induce a robust hypertrophic response in transgenic mice. (ahajournals.org)
  • 8 Furthermore, genetic inhibition of calcineurin or NFAT has shown the pathway to be necessary for a full hypertrophic response in a number of rodent models. (ahajournals.org)
  • In contrast to the proposed pathological role for calcineurin-NFAT signaling in the heart, a signaling pathway initiated by insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) has been hypothesized to mediate physiological and developmental growth of the myocardium. (ahajournals.org)
  • Objective- Calcineurin (Cn) and the nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) family of transcription factors are critical in vascular smooth muscle cell (SMC) development and pathology. (ahajournals.org)
  • SMC phenotypic modulation is a critical event underlying atherosclerosis and in-stent restenosis that involves several signaling cascades, such as the calcineurin (Cn)/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) pathway. (ahajournals.org)
  • This motif is related to calcineurin docking sites in other substrates, such as NFAT and Crz1p, and is required for regulation of Hph1p by calcineurin. (asm.org)
  • We demonstrate that nuclear calcineurin was able to act as a nuclear Ca 2+ sensor detecting local Ca 2+ release from the nuclear envelope via IP 3 R. Nuclear calcineurin mutants defective for Ca 2+ binding failed to activate NFAT-dependent transcription. (springer.com)
  • Under hypertrophic conditions Ca 2+ transients in the nuclear microdomain were significantly higher than in the cytosol providing a basis for sustained calcineurin/NFAT-mediated signaling uncoupled from cytosolic Ca 2+ . (springer.com)
  • Nuclei, isolated from ventricular myocytes of mice after chronic Ang II treatment, showed an elevation of IP 3 R2 expression which was dependent on calcineurin/NFAT signaling and persisted for 3 weeks after removal of the Ang II stimulus. (springer.com)
  • Calcineurin acts as an intranuclear Ca 2+ sensor to promote NFAT activity. (springer.com)
  • IP 3 R2 expression is directly dependent on calcineurin/NFAT. (springer.com)
  • In conclusion, our data suggest that inactivation of calcineurin/NFAT pathway may underlie the regression of cardiac hyper-trophy induced by NHE-1 inhibition. (ovid.com)
  • En conclusion, nos résultats donnent à penser que l'inactivation de la voie calcineurine/NFAT pourrait être à l'origine de la régression de l'hypertrophie cardiaque induite par l'inhibition de NHE-1. (ovid.com)
  • In contrast, barbiturates suppressed the calcineurin-dependent dephosphorylation of NFAT in intact T cells and also inhibited the enzymatic activity of calcineurin in a cell-free system, excluding upstream regulation. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Activated calcineurin dephosphorylates NFAT, allowing it to translocate to the nucleus and to bind response elements of genes critical for lymphocyte activation and regulation of immune function. (aspetjournals.org)
  • In cultured skeletal myocytes MCIP1 blocks calcineurin signaling by binding right to the catalytic subunit (CnA) from the calcineurin holoenzyme and inhibiting its activating results on nuclear element of triggered T cells (NFAT) and myocyte enhancer element-2 (MEF2) protein AT13387 that transduce calcineurin-generated indicators to focus on genes (16). (cylch.org)
  • Abstract 1480: A Cullin 4a E3 Ligase Complex Mediates Rapid Degradation of the Calcineurin Regulatory Protein MCIP1.4 In Cardiac Myocytes. (ahajournals.org)
  • Calcineurin is a heterodimer of a 61-kD calmodulin-binding catalytic subunit, calcineurin A and a 19-kD Ca2+-binding regulatory subunit, calcineurin B. There are three isozymes of the catalytic subunit, each encoded by a separate gene (PPP3CA, PPP3CB, and PPP3CC) and two isoforms of the regulatory, also encoded by separate genes (PPP3R1, PPP3R2). (wikipedia.org)
  • When an antigen-presenting cell interacts with a T cell receptor on T cells, there is an increase in the cytoplasmic level of calcium, which activates calcineurin by binding a regulatory subunit and activating calmodulin binding. (wikipedia.org)
  • demonstrated that the PPP3CC gene, which encodes the calcineurin γ catalytic subunit, mapped to a chromosomal locus previously associated with susceptibility to schizophrenia and displayed a polymorphism that resulted in a nonconservative change in amino acid sequence. (sciencemag.org)
  • In our yeast friend Saccharomyces cerevisiae , the regulatory CNB protein subunit of the calcineurin complex is encoded by the CNB1 gene. (yeastgenome.org)
  • Remember that the Cnb1 protein is the regulatory subunit of calcineurin, and calcineurin activates a transcription factor by dephosphorylating it. (yeastgenome.org)
  • This subunit may have a role in the calmodulin activation of calcineurin. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • and a 19 kDa regulatory subunit, calcineurin B (CnB) which, like calmodulin, contains four EF-hand calcium binding sites. (thermofisher.com)
  • Instead, C. albicans calcineurin is essential for survival in serum, and as a consequence, mutants lacking the calcineurin A or B subunit are compromised for survival in vivo. (asm.org)
  • We found that inhibition of the Ca2+/Calmodulin (CaM)-dependent protein kinase or calcineurin, influenced IGF-1-induced increase in DHPRα1S expression, as detected by recording the luminescence of the DHPRα1S promoter-luciferase fusion construct and by immunoblot analysis of the DHPR α1 subunit. (deepdyve.com)
  • Inhibition of calcineurin conferred a reduction in cell wall β-1,3-glucan content and increased sensitivity to cell-wall-degrading enzymes and to the glucan synthase inhibitor caspofungin. (apsnet.org)
  • The higher the dose of GCS, the greater the inhibition of calcineurin activity. (bmj.com)
  • Furthermore, important A. fumigatus FKBP12 residues in the 40s and 80s loop required for the inhibition of calcineurin were identified. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • Activation of the protein phosphatase calcineurin is a fundamental signaling event promoting hypertrophic growth and pathological remodeling of the heart. (ahajournals.org)
  • 5,6 One pathway that has received attention is mediated by the calcium/calmodulin-activated protein phosphatase, calcineurin (PP2B). (ahajournals.org)
  • The calcium-activated protein phosphatase calcineurin plays a critical role in the virulence of Candida albicans . (asm.org)
  • Klee CB, Ren H, Wang X (1998) Regulation of the calmodulin-stimulated protein phosphatase, calcineurin. (springer.com)
  • We recently demonstrated that the protein phosphatase calcineurin is required for growth at 37°C and virulence of C. neoformans . (asm.org)
  • We recently demonstrated that the protein phosphatase calcineurin is required for C. neoformans growth at 37°C, and as a consequence, mutant strains lacking calcineurin are avirulent in animal model systems ( 8 , 40 ). (asm.org)
  • The protein phosphatase calcineurin performs a critical function in the procedures by which various kinds AT13387 cells react to extracellular indicators or environmental strains through adjustments in gene appearance. (cylch.org)
  • Notably, our results highlight a critical mechanism for the regulation of calcineurin activity and a novel immunosuppressive drug target for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. (jci.org)
  • Calcineurin is a target of immunosuppressive drugs , which are used when people get organ transplants to stop their own bodies from attacking the "foreign" organ. (yeastgenome.org)
  • A time-to-event model was developed to study the predictive factors of immunosuppressive efficacy in renal transplant patients and to investigate longitudinal calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) and mycophenolic acid (MPA) coexposures and patient characteristics as potential covariates. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • The reduction of calcineurin activity is a new element in the immunosuppressive effects of GCS during the treatment of patients with SLE. (bmj.com)
  • After a literature search and discussion with the transplant team to determine if calcineurin-inhibitor induced pain syndrome (CIPS) was a likely cause for her pain, the patient's immunosuppressive regimen was adjusted, as she was no longer in acute rejection. (jefferson.edu)
  • Thus, our results demonstrate a novel mechanism of direct inhibition of the calcineurin/calmodulin complex that may explain some of the known immunosuppressive effects associated with barbiturate treatment. (aspetjournals.org)
  • Depolarization of neural cells induces transcription of the Down syndrome critical region 1 isoform 4 via a calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells-dependent pathway. (springer.com)
  • This induction was BAPTA, diphenylene iodonium, and N-acetylcysteine inhibitable, and accompanied by induction of the classic immune response mediator and calcineurin-pathway-stimulated interleukin-2. (nih.gov)
  • Calcineurin is a Ser/Thr, calcium and calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase that plays an essential role in the T cell activation pathway. (thermofisher.com)
  • Calcineurin plays an important role in the T-cell receptor-mediated signal transduction pathway. (antibodies-online.com)
  • Activation of NFATC2 is regulated by a pathway including calcium influx to the cytoplasm, calmodulin and calcineurin. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • Prolyl hydroxylase domain 2 deficiency promotes skeletal muscle fiber-type transition via a calcineurin/NFATc1-dependent pathway. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • The calcineurin pathway is one of the pathways responsible for slow muscle fiber transition. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Because calcineurin pathway is activated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), one of the factors induced by HIF-1α, we hypothesized that the stabilization of HIF-1α may lead to slow muscle fiber transition via the activation of calcineurin pathway in skeletal muscles. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • The purpose of this study was therefore to examine the effect of HIF-1α stabilization in PHD2 conditional knockout mouse on skeletal muscle fiber-type transition and to elucidate the involvement of calcineurin pathway on muscle fiber-type transition. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • In addition, calcineurin and nuclear factor of activated T cell (NFATc1) protein levels were increased in both the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles, suggesting that the calcineurin/NFATc1 pathway was responsible for the type I fiber transition regardless of PGC-1α, which responded minimally to PHD2 deficiency. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Taken together, stabilized HIF-1α induced by PHD2 conditional knockout resulted in the transition of muscle fibers toward a slow fiber type via a calcineurin/NFATc1 signaling pathway. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • Together, our findings reveal a novel mechanism by which Ca 2+ overload disrupts myofibril integrity by activating a Calcineurin-FoxO-MuRF1-proteosome signaling pathway. (elifesciences.org)
  • Genetic epistasis analysis revealed that Crz1 and the novel targets Lhp1, Puf4, and Pbp1 function in a branched calcineurin pathway that orchestrates stress survival and virulence. (duke.edu)
  • This study suggests either extensive evolutionary rewiring of the calcineurin pathway, or alternatively that these novel calcineurin targets have yet to be characterized as calcineurin targets in other organisms. (duke.edu)
  • These findings identify a new pathway through which it may be possible to regulate calcineurin activity in the heart. (ahajournals.org)
  • 9 Some reports have also shown elevations in calcineurin protein levels or phosphatase activity in failing or hypertrophic human hearts, suggesting that this pathway might regulate pathological remodeling and failure. (ahajournals.org)
  • These studies illustrate how calcineurin functions in a calcium homeostatic pathway that enables a common human commensal to survive passage through the hostile environment of the bloodstream to establish deep-seated infections and cause disease. (asm.org)
  • The fact that (1) the reflex activation of efferent sympathetic nerve activity and the increase in blood pressure by cyclosporine are attenuated in synapsin-deficient animal models and (2) synapsins are present in renal afferent/sensory nerve endings suggests that synapsins constitute putative substrates for calcineurin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moreover, a calcineurin inhibitor, cyclosporine A, also decreased neprilysin activity, leading to increases in amyloid-β peptide levels. (go.jp)
  • Furthermore, differentiation is inhibited at the commitment stage by either treatment with the calcineurin inhibitor cyclosporine A (CSA) or expression of CAIN, a physiological inhibitor of calcineurin. (rupress.org)
  • LX211 is a novel calcineurin inhibitor (CNi) possessing four-fold greater potency, an altered metabolic and pharmakokinetic profile, and potentially improved safety compared to the prototypical CNi, cyclosporine A. Three pivotal dose-ranging clinical trials have been designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of LX211 as a corticosteroid-sparing agent for the management of non-infectious uveitis. (arvojournals.org)
  • Regulator of calcineurin 1 (RCAN1) was first isolated by Fuentes et al. (springer.com)
  • Future studies showed that the DSCR1 gene product is a calcineurin regulator, and the new name "regulator of calcineurin (RCAN)" was adopted to describe the gene function. (springer.com)
  • Here we report that sleep-like behavior in Drosophila is severely impaired by mutations in sarah ( sra ), a member of the Regulator of Calcineurin (RCAN) family of genes. (jneurosci.org)
  • Increased cytosolic Ca 2+ and calcineurin activation stimulated Bad translocation since BAPTA [bis-( o -aminophenoxy)ethane- N,N,N ´, N ´-tetra-acetic acid], an intracellular Ca 2+ chelator, and cyclosporin A, a calcineurin inhibitor, significantly reduced translocation. (biochemj.org)
  • Overexpression of FoxO in wild type cardiomyocytes induced murf1 expression and caused myofibril disarray, whereas inhibiting Calcineurin activity attenuated FoxO-mediated murf1 expression and protected sarcomeres from degradation in ncx1 -deficient hearts. (elifesciences.org)
  • Adapt 78 (DSCR 1/calcipressin/MCIP 1) is a potent natural inhibitor of calcineurin, an important intracellular phosphatase that mediates many cellular responses to calcium. (nih.gov)
  • Roles of calcineurin (CaN), a Ca 2+ /calmodulin- (CaM-) dependent protein phosphatase, and Ca 2+ /CaM-dependent protein kinase-II (CaMKII) in modulating K + channel activity and the intracellular Ca 2+ concentration ([Ca 2+ ] i ) have been investigated in renal tubule epithelial cells. (hindawi.com)
  • Here, we report that calcineurin A (CNA), encoded by PPP3CB or PPP3CC, is constitutively ubiquitinated on lysine 327, and this polyubiquitin chain is rapidly removed by ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase 16 (USP16) in response to intracellular calcium stimulation. (jci.org)
  • An influx of calcium ions into the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells from either the extracellular environment or intracellular stores leads to calmodulin and calcineurin activation ( 41 ). (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin activity is regulated by the intracellular concentration of calcium and calmodulin. (aspetjournals.org)
  • The protein encoded by this gene binds specifically to the activated form of calcineurin and inhibits calcineurin-mediated signal transduction. (antibodies-online.com)
  • Retroviral-mediated gene transfer of a constitutively active form of calcineurin is able to induce myogenesis only in the presence of extracellular calcium, suggesting that multiple calcium-dependent pathways are required for differentiation. (rupress.org)
  • Transgenic mice overexpressing a continuously active form of calcineurin in the heart (MHC-CnA) displayed conduction abnormalities and increased arrhythmia vulnerability relative to wildtype (WT). (ovid.com)
  • However cardiac-specific manifestation of hMCIP1 inhibited cardiac hypertrophy reinduction of fetal gene manifestation and progression to dilated cardiomyopathy that normally result from manifestation of a constitutively active form of calcineurin. (cylch.org)
  • Asymmetric retraction of growth cone filopodia following focal inactivation of calcineurin. (springer.com)
  • Addgene: Overexpression and purification of human calcineurin alpha from Escherichia coli and assessment of catalytic functions of residues surrounding the binuclear metal center. (addgene.org)
  • Two related articles provide evidence suggesting that alterations in signaling from the serine-threonine phosphatase calcineurin may contribute to the pathogenesis of this severe and disabling disease. (sciencemag.org)
  • The authors discuss possible mechanisms whereby abnormalities in calcineurin signaling could predispose to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. (sciencemag.org)
  • Is the Subject Area "Calcineurin signaling cascade" applicable to this article? (plos.org)
  • In this study, we examined in mouse tumor models the role of calcineurin, a key mediator of TCR signaling, and the role of the costimulatory receptor CD28 in the differentiation of resting central Treg into effector Treg endowed with tumor tropism. (jimmunol.org)
  • T cell receptor-mediated signaling events in CD4+CD8+ thymocytes undergoing thymic selection: requirement of calcineurin activation for thymic positive selection but not negative selection. (rupress.org)
  • The results of this study suggest that different signaling pathways work in positive and negative selection and that there is a differential dependence on calcineurin activation in the selection processes. (rupress.org)
  • Signaling events managed by calcineurin promote cardiac hypertrophy but the degree to which such pathways are required to transduce the effects of various hypertrophic stimuli remains uncertain. (cylch.org)
  • These results demonstrate that levels of hMCIP1 generating no apparent deleterious effects in cells of the normal heart are adequate to inhibit several forms of cardiac hypertrophy and suggest an important part for calcineurin signaling in varied forms of cardiac hypertrophy. (cylch.org)
  • Many recent studies possess wanted to determine whether calcineurin acts a significant signaling function in types of cardiac hypertrophy that are highly relevant to human being disease. (cylch.org)
  • Calcineurin (CN), also called protein phosphatase 2B (PP2B), is the only member of the serine/threonine protein phosphatase family which can be activated by Ca 2+ and calmodulin (a Ca 2+ -binding signaling protein) ( Klee, Crouch & Krinks, 1979 ). (peerj.com)
  • Overactivation of calcineurin induced by amyloid-beta and prion proteins. (nih.gov)
  • If there was a World Cup soccer championship for cellular proteins, it's a pretty sure bet that calcineurin wouldn't make the team. (yeastgenome.org)
  • Calcineurin is a calcium-regulated protein phosphatase, meaning that when it is activated by calcium level changes, it removes a phosphate group(s) from other proteins, particularly transcription factors . (yeastgenome.org)
  • Calcineurin is actually made up of two different proteins that bind together . (yeastgenome.org)
  • Additionally we are shipping Calcineurin Binding Protein 1 Antibodies (19) and Calcineurin Binding Protein 1 Proteins (5) and many more products for this protein. (antibodies-online.com)
  • In particular, the mRNA binding proteins and PBs/SGs residents comprise a cohort of novel calcineurin targets that have not been previously linked to calcineurin in mammals or in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (duke.edu)
  • However, FKBP12 might indirectly modulate Ca 2+ release through two effector proteins: (1) mTOR, which potentiates and (2) calcineurin, which inhibits Ca 2+ release from IP 3 R in smooth muscle. (biologists.org)
  • Right here we address this objective by producing transgenic mice that overexpress the calcineurin inhibitory proteins myocyte-enriched calcineurin-interacting proteins (MCIP) 1 selectively in the center. (cylch.org)
  • Other proteins have already been discovered to bind and inhibit calcineurin. (cylch.org)
  • Drosophila expressing constitutively active calcineurin (CanA act ) in the heart displayed cardiac abnormalities. (genetics.org)
  • Calcineurin (CaN) is a calcium and calmodulin dependent serine/threonine protein phosphatase (also known as protein phosphatase 3, and calcium-dependent serine-threonine phosphatase). (wikipedia.org)
  • Calcineurin (CaN) is a calcium- and calmodulin-dependent protein serine/threonine phosphate which is critical for several important cellular processes, including T-cell activation. (rcsb.org)
  • The serine/threonine phosphatase calcineurin (Cn) targets the nuclear factors of activated T cells (NFATs) that activate cytokine genes. (harvard.edu)
  • Calcineurin is a Ca 2+ -calmodulin-activated serine/threonine-specific protein phosphatase that governs multiple aspects of fungal physiology, including cation homeostasis, morphogenesis, antifungal drug susceptibility, and virulence. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin is a calcium-activated serine-threonine-specific protein phosphatase that is conserved from yeasts to mammals. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin is a Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent serine/threonine protein phosphatase which is present in the T cells of the immune system and in the nervous system including the dorsal root ganglion and spinal cord (Strack et al. (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • Calcineurin (CnA) is a Ca2+-calmodulin dependent serine-threonine phosphatase, which is known to activate a signalling cascade leading to slow-twitch fibre gene expression. (uwaterloo.ca)
  • Inhibits the phosphatase activity of calcineurin. (uniprot.org)
  • Redox response of the endogenous calcineurin inhibitor Adapt 78. (nih.gov)
  • This antibody detects endogenous human, mouse, and rat Calcineurin B. (thermofisher.com)
  • The modulatory calcineurin-interacting protein 1 (MCIP1) is an endogenous feedback inhibitor of calcineurin. (ahajournals.org)
  • Upon testing of small molecules present in serum, we discovered that calcineurin protects cells from stress caused by the endogenous levels of calcium ions present in serum. (asm.org)
  • 2005 We reasoned that if calcineurin and CK2 reciprocally control NMDAR activity through phosphorylation inhibition of endogenous CK2 might reverse calcineurin inhibitor-induced potentiation of the NMDAR activity in the spinal cord. (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • P-glycoprotein expression was less pronounced in renal biopsy specimens with calcineurin inhibitor-induced nephrotoxicity compared with the nonnephrotoxic control specimens. (nih.gov)
  • In this review, the authors summarize the clinical features and histologic appearance of both acute and chronic calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity in renal and nonrenal transplantation, together with the pitfalls in its diagnosis. (asnjournals.org)
  • The authors also review the available literature on the physiologic and molecular mechanisms underlying acute and chronic calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity, and demonstrate that its development is related to both reversible alterations and irreversible damage to all compartments of the kidneys, including glomeruli, arterioles, and tubulo-interstitium. (asnjournals.org)
  • Finally, other local susceptibility factors for calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity are reviewed, including variability in P-glycoprotein and CYP3A4/5 expression or activity, older kidney age, salt depletion, the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and genetic polymorphisms in genes like TGF -β and ACE . (asnjournals.org)
  • Better insight into the mechanisms underlying calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity might pave the way toward more targeted therapy or prevention of calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity. (asnjournals.org)
  • Differential expression of tissue factor (TF) in calcineurin inhibitor-induced nephrotoxicity and rejection-implications for development of a possible diagnostic marker. (lu.se)
  • Calcineurin Targets Involved in Stress Survival and Fungal Virulence. (duke.edu)
  • Calcineurin governs stress survival, sexual differentiation, and virulence of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. (duke.edu)
  • Several calcineurin targets localized to PBs/SGs, including Puf4 and Pbp1, contribute to stress resistance and virulence individually or in conjunction with Crz1. (duke.edu)
  • These findings support a model whereby calcineurin controls stress and virulence, at the transcriptional level via Crz1, and post-transcriptionally by localizing to PBs/SGs and acting on targets involved in mRNA metabolism. (duke.edu)
  • These findings further highlight C. neoformans as an outstanding model to define calcineurin-responsive virulence networks as targets for antifungal therapy. (duke.edu)
  • Previous studies demonstrated that calcineurin is not required for the yeast-hypha dimorphic transition, host cell adherence, or host cell injury, which are all established virulence attributes of this organism. (asm.org)
  • Recent studies reveal that calcineurin is essential for the virulence of two divergent pathogenic fungi, Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans ( 2 , 7 , 38 , 44 ). (asm.org)
  • Although the phenotypes conferred by calcineurin inhibition or mutation share common features in the two fungi, the roles that this phosphatase fulfills in virulence differ. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin orchestrates growth, stress responses and virulence in major pathogenic fungi including Aspergillus fumigatus responsible for life-threatening fungal infections worldwide. (aspergillus.org.uk)
  • Calcineurin is activated by increased Ca2+ levels caused by stress, and transduces signals by dephosphorylating protein substrates. (duke.edu)
  • Herein, we identified and characterized calcineurin substrates in C. neoformans by employing phosphoproteomic TiO2 enrichment and quantitative mass spectrometry. (duke.edu)
  • The calcineurin targets identified in this study share little overlap with known calcineurin substrates, with the exception of Crz1. (duke.edu)
  • Calcineurin activates nuclear factor of activated T cell cytoplasmic (NFATc), a transcription factor, by dephosphorylating it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Calpain-dependent cleavage activates calcineurin to mediate calcium-triggered cell death. (antibodies-online.com)
  • Calcium binds calmodulin and this complex activates calcineurin. (atlasgeneticsoncology.org)
  • Calcineurin-mediated dephosphorylation of the nuclear factor of activated T-cells (NF-AT) is essential for NF-AT activation, nuclear translocation, and early gene expression in T-cells. (thermofisher.com)
  • The resulting complex inhibits phosphatase calcineurin, thus blocking T-cell activation and cytokine release. (medscape.com)
  • We have previously shown that increasing the level of MCIP1 protein protects the heart from unrestrained activation of calcineurin, suggesting that strategies to increase MCIP1 protein in the heart may be a viable therapeutic approach. (ahajournals.org)
  • In contrast, MCIP1.4 levels are very low in an unstressed heart but increase precipitously in response to stress and calcineurin activation. (ahajournals.org)
  • The activation of calcineurin, a calcium- and calmodulin-dependent phosphatase, is known to be an essential event in T cell activation via the T cell receptor (TCR). (rupress.org)
  • In Saccharomyces cerevisiae , calcineurin activation leads to downstream events that mediate cellular responses to stress and concomitantly reduce the concentration of Ca 2+ within the cytoplasm to basal levels ( 14 ). (asm.org)
  • In contrast, the contribution of PMC1 to Ca2+ tolerance is augmented by calcineurin activation. (asm.org)
  • Zhu J, McKeon F (1999) NF-AT activation requires suppression of Crm1-dependent export by calcineurin. (springer.com)
  • Calcineurin is essential for C. neoformans survival at mammalian physiological body temperatures (37°C and higher) ( 12 , 38 ), and as a consequence, calcineurin mutants of this pathogen fail to produce lethal infections in animal models of pathogenesis. (asm.org)
  • Furthermore, calcineurin directly dephosphorylates Hph1p and interacts with it through a sequence motif in Hph1p, PVIAVN. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin is both necessary and sufficient to induce cardiac hypertrophy, an independent risk factor for arrhythmia, dilated cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. (duke.edu)
  • Expression of calcineurin and nuclear factor of activated T cells 1 in testis of rats with chronic fluorosis]. (fluoridealert.org)
  • OBJECTIVE: To discuss the significance of calcineurin (CaN) and nuclear factor of active T cells 1 (NFATc1) in the damage mechanism of the testis of rats with chronic fluorosis. (fluoridealert.org)
  • Recent evidence suggested that the nucleus of cardiac myocytes might be a Ca 2+ microdomain and that calcineurin, once translocated into the nucleus, could act as a nuclear Ca 2+ sensor. (springer.com)
  • One role of calcineurin under these conditions is to activate gene expression through its regulation of the Crz1p transcription factor. (asm.org)
  • We now report that calcineurin decreases Ca2+ tolerance of pmc1 mutants by inhibiting the function of VCX1, which encodes a vacuolar H+/Ca2+ exchanger related to vertebrate Na+/Ca2+ exchangers. (asm.org)
  • These findings reveal that calcineurin contributes to fluconazole resistance of biofilms and provide evidence that synergistic drug combinations may prove efficacious as novel therapeutic interventions to treat or prevent biofilms. (asm.org)
  • The requirement of calcineurin for C. albicans survival in serum sparked our interest in searching for serum components that are toxic to calcineurin mutant cells. (asm.org)
  • In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae , calcineurin is required for survival during several environmental stresses, including high concentrations of Na + , Li + , and Mn 2+ ions and alkaline pH. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibits VCX1-dependent H+/Ca2+ exchange and induces Ca2+ ATPases in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (asm.org)
  • The Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent phosphatase calcineurin (CaN), through the dephosphorylation of the proapoptotic protein BAD, may be the link between Ca2+homeostasis deregulation and apoptotic neuronal death. (nih.gov)
  • Chronic overexpression of the calcineurin inhibitory gene DSCR1 (Adapt78) is associated with Alzheimer's disease. (springer.com)
  • However, current knowledge of the downstream effectors of calcineurin is limited. (duke.edu)
  • Ca 2+ -induced Crz1p-mediated transcription is unaffected in hph1 Δ hph2 Δ mutants, and genetic analyses indicate that HPH1/HPH2 and CRZ1 act in distinct pathways downstream of calcineurin. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin Plays Key Roles in th. (mendeley.com)
  • As calcineurin subunits have also been implicated in shell formation in bivalves, these findings suggest that calcineurin subunits may play important roles in biomineralization in all conchiferans. (peerj.com)
  • Renaming the DSCR1/Adapt78 gene family as RCAN: regulators of calcineurin. (springer.com)
  • In yeast, the transcription factor regulated by calcineurin is encoded by the CRZ1 gene. (yeastgenome.org)
  • Calcineurin Aβ gene-targeted mice also showed a normal hypertrophic response after GH-IGF-1 infusion. (ahajournals.org)
  • In mice and human beings MCIP1 can be expressed mainly in cardiac and skeletal muscle groups (16) and transcription from the MCIP1 gene can be potently activated by triggered calcineurin (17) therefore establishing a poor feedback system that presumably acts to safeguard cells from in any other case deleterious outcomes of unrestrained calcineurin activity. (cylch.org)
  • Calcineurin B antibody LS-C667722 is an unconjugated rabbit polyclonal antibody to human Calcineurin B (PPP3R1). (lsbio.com)
  • These studies reveal new redox-related activities for Adapt 78 isoform 4, which may contribute to its known calcineurin-regulating and cytoprotective activities, and further suggest that Adapt 78 plays a role in basic T-cell response. (nih.gov)
  • expressing deficiency of a known calcineurin modifier, Mef2. (duke.edu)
  • Chan B, Greenan G, McKeon F, Ellenberger T. Identification of a peptide fragment of DSCR1 that competitively inhibits calcineurin activity in vitro and in vivo. (springer.com)
  • The DSCR1 (Adapt78) isoform 1 protein calcipressin 1 inhibits calcineurin and protects against acute calcium-mediated stress damage, including transient oxidative stress. (springer.com)
  • Calcineurin (CN), a calcium- and calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase, plays a significant role in the central nervous system. (pnas.org)
  • Calcineurin is a Ca 2+ - and calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase that plays a key role in animal and yeast physiology. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin (CN) is a highly conserved Ca 2+ /CaM-dependent protein phosphatase, implicated in synaptic plasticity in mammals ( Rusnak and Mertz, 2000 ). (jneurosci.org)
  • Here we investigate the potential role of calcium and the calcium-dependent phosphatase calcineurin in myogenesis. (rupress.org)
  • 10-12 Recently, oestrogen dependent, increased expression of calcineurin mRNA was found in the T cells of female patients with SLE. (bmj.com)
  • lacZ reporter was induced up to 500-fold by processes dependent on calcineurin, calmodulin, and Ca2+. (asm.org)
  • Additional studies with reporter genes and mutants indicate that PMR1 and PMR2A, encoding P-type ion pumps required for Mn2+ and Na+ tolerance, may also be induced physiologically in response to high-Mn2+ and -Na+ conditions through calcineurin-dependent mechanisms. (asm.org)
  • IGF-1 significantly increased CaM kinase and calcineurin activity and the cellular levels of phosphorylated CREB in a time-dependent manner. (deepdyve.com)
  • Concurrent with Bad translocation, a Ca 2+ -sensitive increase in cellular calcineurin activity was observed. (biochemj.org)
  • We show that Crz1 is a bona fide calcineurin substrate, and Crz1 localization and transcriptional activity are controlled by calcineurin. (duke.edu)
  • We find that calcineurin, although largely dispensable for suppressive activity in vitro, is essential for upregulation of ICOS and CTLA-4 in Treg, as well as for expression of chemokine receptors driving their accumulation in tumors. (jimmunol.org)
  • OBJECTIVE To compare the activity of calcineurin in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of 32 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and 35 healthy controls. (bmj.com)
  • METHODS The activity of calcineurin was assayed in the supernatants of sonicated mononuclear cells. (bmj.com)
  • RESULTS There was no significant difference in the calcineurin activity of patients with SLE not taking glucocorticosteroids (GCS) compared with the healthy controls. (bmj.com)
  • On the other hand, the activity of calcineurin was reduced in patients with SLE taking GCS, correlating negatively with the dose of GCS. (bmj.com)
  • The stimulation of PBMC by phorbol ester and calcium ionophore decreased the calcineurin activity both in patients with SLE and in healthy controls. (bmj.com)
  • GCS could also reduce calcineurin activity in the mononuclear cells of healthy subjects in vitro. (bmj.com)
  • CONCLUSIONS In patients with SLE the decrease in the calcineurin activity of PBMC depended on the dose of GCS used for treatment, and it was not a disease specific alteration. (bmj.com)
  • In this study we show that in patients with SLE not taking any glucocorticosteroids (GCS) the calcineurin activity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) does not differ from that of healthy controls. (bmj.com)
  • On the other hand, in patients with SLE taking various doses of GCS, decreased calcineurin activity can be measured. (bmj.com)
  • The higher the concentration of GCS, the greater the decrease in calcineurin activity. (bmj.com)
  • The in vitro stimulation of PBMC by phorbol ester and Ca 2+ ionophore ( A23187 ) results in a pronounced decrease in the calcineurin activity of cells derived from patients with SLE or from healthy controls. (bmj.com)
  • GCS can reduce the calcineurin activity also in the mononuclear cells of healthy subjects in vitro. (bmj.com)
  • Calcineurin modifies the distribution of Hph1p within the endoplasmic reticulum and is required for full Hph1p activity in vivo. (asm.org)
  • The contribution of VCX1 in Ca2+ tolerance is low in strains with a functional calcineurin and is high in strains which lack calcineurin activity. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibition may augment NMDAR activity by leading to extreme phosphorylation of NMDARs and/or NMDAR-interacting protein (Tong et al. (exposed-skin-care.net)
  • Here we describe experiments that reveal the component of serum toxic to C. albicans calcineurin mutants. (asm.org)
  • Calcineurin induces transcription factors (NFATs) that are important in the transcription of IL-2 genes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Benefits of conversion from calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) to mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor-based immunosuppression in long-term kidney transplant patients remain uncertain. (diva-portal.org)
  • The following antibody was used in this experiment: Calcineurin B Polyclonal Antibody from Thermo Fisher Scientific, catalog # PA5-29939, RRID AB_2547413. (thermofisher.com)
  • results suggest a key role for calcineurin in cardiac remodeling during long-term hypoxia with implications for diseases of chronic hypoxia, and it likely contributes to mechanisms underlying these disease states. (antikoerper-online.de)
  • These data provide an explanation how Ca 2+ and calcineurin might regulate transcription in cardiomyocytes in response to neurohumoral signals independently from their role in cardiac contraction control. (springer.com)