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 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. The substances are structurally different but have the same mechanism ...
Calcineurin activates TAK1 and NLK kinase, which can interfere with TCF/β-Catenin signaling in the canonical Wnt pathway. ... Increased calcium also activates calcineurin and CaMKII. CaMKII induces activation of the transcription factor NFAT, which ...
He investigated the protein-protein interactions between calcineurin and NFAT. Subsequently, he identified ORAI1 as the pore ... Li, Huiming; Rao, Anjana; Hogan, Patrick G. (2011). "Interaction of calcineurin with substrates and targeting proteins". Trends ... Hogan, Patrick G.; Chen, Lin; Nardone, Julie; Rao, Anjana (2003-09-15). "Transcriptional regulation by calcium, calcineurin, ... which is dephosphorylated by the calcium-regulated phosphatase calcineurin, and solved its structure in collaboration with the ...
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". Molecular and Cellular Biology. 15 (8): 4395-402. doi: ... 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". Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 232 (2 ...
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): ...
Graef IA, Chen F, Chen L, Kuo A, Crabtree GR (June 2001). "Signals transduced by Ca(2+)/calcineurin and NFATc3/c4 pattern the ... Esau C, Boes M, Youn HD, Tatterson L, Liu JO, Chen J (November 2001). "Deletion of calcineurin and myocyte enhancer factor 2 ( ... Mukerjee N, McGinnis KM, Gnegy ME, Wang KK (August 2001). "Caspase-mediated calcineurin activation contributes to IL-2 release ... Crabtree GR (March 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 ... Spergel JM, Leung DY (2006). "Safety of topical calcineurin inhibitors in atopic dermatitis: evaluation of the evidence". Curr ... Pimecrolimus is an immunomodulating agent[clarification needed] of the calcineurin inhibitor class used in the treatment of ... 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 ...
Calcineurin Inhibitors. Class Summary. Topical calcineurin inhibitors can be used as an alternative to topical corticosteroids. ... The resulting complex inhibits phosphatase calcineurin, thus blocking T-cell activation and cytokine release. Cutaneous atrophy ...
Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors. Class Summary. Topical tacrolimus inhibits calcineurin, which is related to stimulation by ... Topical tacrolimus ointment inhibits calcineurin, which is related to stimulation by interleukin 2 of T cells. As such, it is ...
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 ...
MicroRNA-Mediated Calcineurin Signaling Activation Induces CCL2, CCL3, CCL5, IL8 and Chemotactic Activities in 4,4-Methylene ... Lin, CC, Law, BF, and Hettick, JM (2021). MicroRNA-Mediated Calcineurin Signaling Activation Induces CCL2, CCL3, CCL5, IL8 and ... Previously, we demonstrated a microRNA (miR)-206-3p and miR-381-3p mediated PPP3CA/Calcineurin signaling induced inducible ... we investigated the roles of miR-mediated calcineurin signaling in regulation of these candidate mediators expressions in ...
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J.D. Molkentin, J.R. Lu, C.L. Antos, B. Markham, J. Richardson, J. Robbins, S.R. Grant, E.N. Olson, A calcineurin-dependent ... Calcineurin and Cardiac Disease. For this article, Eugene Russo interviewed Eric N. Olson, chair of molecular biology at the ... J.D. Molkentin, J.R. Lu, C.L. Antos, B. Markham, J. Richardson, J. Robbins, S.R. Grant, E.N. Olson, "A calcineurin-dependent ... J.D. Molkentin, J.R. Lu, C.L. Antos, B. Markham, J. Richardson, J. Robbins, S.R. Grant, E.N. Olson, "A calcineurin-dependent ...
Genetic studies in yeast and fungi established the molecular basis of calcineurin inhibiti … ... Calcineurin is a Ca(2+)/calmodulin-activated protein phosphatase that is conserved in eukaryotes, from yeast to humans, and is ... comparisons of calcineurin function in both fungi and humans may identify fungal-specific components of calcineurin-signaling ... Good fungi gone bad: the corruption of calcineurin Bioessays. 2002 Oct;24(10):894-903. doi: 10.1002/bies.10157. ...
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calcineurin complex. Known as: calcineurin complex location, protein phosphatase type 2B complex, protein phosphatase type 2B ... Sperm-specific calcineurin is a novel fertility and contraceptive target [Also see Report by Miyata et al.] The population of ... Calcineurin, a heterodimer composed of the catalytic (CnaA) and regulatory (CnaB) subunits, plays key roles in growth, ... Localization and activity of the calcineurin catalytic and regulatory subunit complex at the septum is essential for hyphal ...
Calcineurin assay. The enzymatic activity of calcineurin was measured using the calcineurin cellular activity assay kit from ... The role of calcineurin in S63del Schwann cells. Calcineurin activity has been shown to be both toxic and beneficial in several ... P-PERK binds calcineurin in S63del sciatic nerve. A, Calcineurin immunoprecipitation was performed on P28 sciatic nerve from WT ... Calcineurin can still be a substrate of PERK kinase, and perhaps calcineurin has a relevant feedback effect on PERK activity ...
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Sequence is calcineurin (CaN) autoinhibitory domain (rat brain CaN aa 457-482). It inhibits calcineurin with an IC50 of 10 µM ... Inhibits Mn2+-stimulated calcineurin activity but has no effect on Ni2+-stimulated activity. Ki=4.4 µM with radiolabeled [Ala97 ...
... capsaicin increased the 4-aminopyridine-induced phosphorylation of protein phosphatase calcineurin and the calcineurin ... Together, these results suggest that capsaicin acts at TRPV1 present on hippocampal nerve terminals to increase calcineurin ... Capsaicin presynaptically inhibits glutamate release through the activation of TRPV1 and calcineurin in the hippocampus of rats ... Capsaicin presynaptically inhibits glutamate release through the activation of TRPV1 and calcineurin in the hippocampus of rats ...
The case of calcineurin inhibitors is not unique in the US. In the case of systemic isotretinoin, which does not increase the ... Black box warning for topical calcineurin inhibitors and the death of common sense. Alan B Fleischer Jr MD Dermatology Online ... In the recent past the FDA has elected to modify the labeling of the two topical calcineurin inhibitors, tacrolimus and ... Thus, the risk of cancer is strikingly less in the calcineurin treated subjects compared with those in the vehicle or ...
Calcineurin B1 (Cnbl)-deficient CD[4.sup.+] CD[8.sup.+] double-positive thymocytes lack calcineurin activity, fail to ... Analysis of mice deficient in both Bim (which is required for negative selection) and calcineurin revealed that calcineurin- ... The calcineurin/NFAT (3,4] and the Raf-MEK-ERK (5-7) pathways have been shown to be required for positive selection of ... To test whether calcineurin activity was directly required for Raf activation, we stimulated thymocytes in the presence of the ...
calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxcity; tacrolimus; C/D ratio; tacrolimus metabolism; kidney transplantation. DDC Subject:. 610: ... Renal calcineurin-inhibitor toxicity is a common adverse effect of tacrolimus therapy. The present contribution hypothesized ... Renal calcineurin-inhibitor toxicity is a common adverse effect of tacrolimus therapy. The present contribution hypothesized ... A Low Tacrolimus Concentration/Dose Ratio Increases the Risk for the Development of Acute Calcineurin Inhibitor-Induced ...
Background: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of the 2 calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs), tacrolimus (TAC) and cyclosporin A, has ... Measuring Intracellular Concentrations of Calcineurin Inhibitors: Expert Consensus from the International Association of ... Measuring Intracellular Concentrations of Calcineurin Inhibitors: Expert Consensus from the International Association of ...
Calcineurin target CrzA regulates conidial germination, hyphal growth, and pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus. ... The calcineurin pathway is a critical signal transduction pathway in fungi that mediates growth, morphology, stress responses, ... Calcineurin target CrzA regulates conidial germination, hyphal growth, and pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus. Journal ... Our results suggest that CrzA is an important downstream effector of calcineurin that controls morphology in A. fumigatus, but ...
Topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs), tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, available for 1-2 decades, are not associated with atrophy ... From: Systematic review of published trials: long-term safety of topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors in ... no scientific evidence of an increased risk for malignancy due to a topical treatment with calcineurin inhibitors. ... topical calcineurin inhibitor OR TCI OR pimecrolimus OR tacrolimus) AND (atopic dermatitis OR eczema), and filtering for meta- ...
... as an endogenous inhibitor of the calcineurin/NFAT pathway, via interaction with calcineurin, in cardiomyocytes and breast ... Among the intracellular signaling pathways triggered by VEGF, activation of the calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells ... However, the functional significance of the PMCA/calcineurin interaction in endothelial pathophysiology has not been addressed ... CONCLUSIONS: Given the importance of the calcineurin/NFAT pathway in the regulation of pathological angiogenesis, targeted ...
Newman RH, Zhang J. Visualization of phosphatase activity in living cells with a FRET-based calcineurin activity sensor. ... Visualization of phosphatase activity in living cells with a FRET-based calcineurin activity sensor. In: Molecular BioSystems. ... Using this reporter, calcineurin activity can be monitored as dephosphorylation-induced increases in fluorescence resonance ... Using this reporter, calcineurin activity can be monitored as dephosphorylation-induced increases in fluorescence resonance ...
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Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors. Class Summary. Topical tacrolimus inhibits calcineurin, which is related to stimulation by ... Topical tacrolimus ointment inhibits calcineurin, which is related to stimulation by interleukin 2 of T cells. As such, it is ...
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Calcineurin Inhibitors. Class Summary. Through the inhibition of calcineurin, these therapies reduce cytokine activation, block ... Mok CC, Jayne D. Pro: The use of calcineurin inhibitors in the treatment of lupus nephritis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Sep ... Con: The use of calcineurin inhibitors in the treatment of lupus nephritis. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Sep 1. [QxMD MEDLINE ... Novel high potency calcineurin-inhibitor reduces T-cell activation and stabilizes podocytes, which protect against proteinuria ...
Here, we demonstrate how calcineurin, when inhibited by immunosuppressive drugs like FK506, is involved in myeloma cell growth ... Our findings underscore the usefulness of calcineurin-targeted therapy in MM patients, including patients who are resistant to ... a catalytic subunit of calcineurin, was high in advanced patients. Panobinostat degraded PPP3CA, a degradation that should have ...
Calcineurin inhibitor toxicity in renal allografts: Morphologic clues from protocol biopsies.. Authors: Sharma, Alok. Jain, ... Histological features of calcineurin inhibitor toxicity (CNIT) have been the subject of few studies using protocol biopsy ... Calcineurin inhibitor toxicity in renal allografts: Morphologic clues from protocol biopsies. Indian Journal of Pathology & ... Background: Calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporine and tacrolimus) are important constituents of post renal transplant ...
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  • Furthermore, capsaicin increased the 4-aminopyridine-induced phosphorylation of protein phosphatase calcineurin and the calcineurin inhibitor cyclosporine A eliminated the inhibitory effect of capsaicin on evoked glutamate release. (rsc.org)
  • Background: Calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporine and tacrolimus) are important constituents of post renal transplant immunosuppression. (who.int)
  • This project is of clinical relevance because cyclosporine A is a known inhibitor of calcineurin. (chop.edu)
  • The addition of calcineurin inhibitors including cyclosporine A (CsA) and FK-506 (tacrolimus) to transplant protocols has markedly reduced acute allograft rejection and long term patient success. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • The activation from the TCR complicated leads towards the discharge of intracellular calcium mineral and calcineurin-mediated dephosphorylation of transcription KU-60019 elements that regulate IL-2 and various other proinflammatory cytokines (Macian 2005 Cyclosporine A (CsA) and FK-506 (tacrolimus) are structurally unrelated substances that type drug-receptor complexes with immunophilins (cyclophilin-18 and FK506 binding proteins-12 respectively) and potently inhibit calcineurin phosphatase activity. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • Prior research of calcineurin activity in vivo possess focused on problems including pharmacodynamics in response to cyclosporine and tacrolimus (Koefoed-Nielsen and Jorgensen 2002 Koefoed-Nielsen et al. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • The calcineurin inhibitor cyclosporine (CsA) induces a fibrogenic response that may lead to scarring of the renal allograft. (rug.nl)
  • CEQUA (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution) 0.09% contains a topical calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant. (drugs.com)
  • The trial evaluated abatacept when added to a standard-of-care regimen (methotrexate plus a calcineurin inhibitor, either cyclosporine or tacrolimus) for prophylaxis of acute GVHD. (dana-farber.org)
  • Other, the vendors in the ministry will take them without fear that works a host of a calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant indicated to talk to our customers online pharmacies or doctors. (publictell.com)
  • Calcineurin Inhibitor Immunosuppressant, ClinCalc DrugStats Database, Version 2022.08. (clincalc.com)
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors (pimecrolimus and tacrolimus) are also anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant and can be used as an alternative to topical steroids. (bsaci.org)
  • Cequa Ophthalmic Solution is a calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant indicated to increase tear production in patients with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye). (drugs.com)
  • Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressant that acts by inhibiting calcineurin, an enzyme that is involved in T-cell activation by binding to the immunophilin FKBP5. (psychiatrist.com)
  • LUPKYNIS® is the first U.S. FDA-approved and EC-approved oral medicine for the treatment of adult patients with active lupus nephritis (LN). LUPKYNIS is a novel, structurally modified calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) with a dual mechanism of action, acting as an immunosuppressant through inhibition of T-cell activation and cytokine production and promoting podocyte stability in the kidney. (businesswire.com)
  • Acute in vitro inhibition of MEK1/2 with U0126 but not inhibition of calcineurin activity with CsA impaired ERK1/2 phosphorylation and Egr1 induction (Fig. 2a, b). (gale.com)
  • PMCA4-dependent inhibition of calcineurin signaling translates into a reduction in endothelial cell motility and blood vessel formation that ultimately impairs in vivo angiogenesis by VEGF. (uni.lu)
  • It has not been clear, however, whether these effects are specific for the distal convoluted tubule, and whether these represent off-target toxic drug effects, or result from inhibition of calcineurin. (elsevier.com)
  • Although it can be done that these real estate agents may exert their results through unrelated systems, their commonality regarding immune system function (inhibition of calcineurin signalling) suggests a potential system [4]. (happydiwali2014wishesms.org)
  • NSC-23766 HCl We further show that a immediate inhibition of calcineurin by cypermethrin (which functions individually of immunophilins) also promotes engine neuron success following axotomy. (happydiwali2014wishesms.org)
  • Topical calcineurin inhibitors can be used as an alternative to topical corticosteroids. (medscape.com)
  • Acute flares of eczema may need to be controlled with moderate-to-potent topical corticosteroids for 3 to 5 days before stepping down to a calcineurin inhibitor, and clinical infection at the site should be treated before topical calcineurin inhibitors are used. (bsaci.org)
  • Topical corticosteroids (TCS) and more recently topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCI) provide efficacious first and second-line respective topical anti-inflammatory (TAI) therapies for both adults and children with acute flares of AD (10, 11). (medicaljournals.se)
  • First-line therapy for AD includes moisturizers, topical corticosteroids (TCS), and topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs). (uspharmacist.com)
  • Topical therapies (topical corticosteroids or topical calcineurin inhibitors eg. (singhealth.com.sg)
  • Low- or medium-dose topical corticosteroids or topical calcineurin inhibitors were continued if patients were using the treatments at randomization. (consultantlive.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)
  • Here we show that mice deficient in both calcineurin and nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT)c2/c3 lack a population of preselection thymocytes with enhanced ability to activate the mitogen-activated protein kinase (Raf-MEK-ERK) pathway, and fail to undergo positive selection. (gale.com)
  • These results indicate that early calcineurin/ NFAT signalling produces a developmental period of ERK hypersensitivity, allowing very weak signals to induce positive selection. (gale.com)
  • The calcineurin/NFAT (3,4] and the Raf-MEK-ERK (5-7) pathways have been shown to be required for positive selection of thymocytes but not for their negative selection. (gale.com)
  • Among the intracellular signaling pathways triggered by VEGF, activation of the calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) signaling axis has emerged as a critical mediator of angiogenic processes. (uni.lu)
  • We and others previously reported a novel role for the plasma membrane calcium ATPase (PMCA) as an endogenous inhibitor of the calcineurin/NFAT pathway, via interaction with calcineurin, in cardiomyocytes and breast cancer cells. (uni.lu)
  • APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using in vitro and in vivo assays, we here demonstrate that the interaction between PMCA4 and calcineurin in VEGF-stimulated endothelial cells leads to downregulation of the calcineurin/NFAT pathway and to a significant reduction in the subsequent expression of the NFAT-dependent, VEGF-activated, proangiogenic genes RCAN1.4 and Cox-2. (uni.lu)
  • CONCLUSIONS: Given the importance of the calcineurin/NFAT pathway in the regulation of pathological angiogenesis, targeted modulation of PMCA4 functionality might open novel therapeutic avenues to promote or attenuate new vessel formation in diseases that occur with angiogenesis. (uni.lu)
  • In time, a slow and steady rise in basal cell calcium levels leads to activation of calcineurin, which leads to nuclear importation of the transcription factor NFAT (Nuclear Factor of T-cells). (chop.edu)
  • AAV-Gfa2 vectors carry a payload (i.e. the peptide VIVIT) that interferes with the calcineurin (CN)-dependent transcription factor NFAT (Nuclear Factor of Activated T cells), shown by our lab and others to orchestrate biochemical cascades leading to astrocyte activation. (uky.edu)
  • Pretreatment of cells with cyclosporin A (CSA), a pharmacological inhibitor of the phosphatase calcineurin, blocked both asbestos - and TPA plus asbestos -induced NFAT activation. (cdc.gov)
  • Dr. Lee and his colleagues focused on the potential role of a transcription factor called nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT), as well as calcineurin, the signaling protein that activates NFAT. (oref.org)
  • They tested the hypothesis that wear debris triggers the calcineurin/NFAT axis leading to the production of several osteolysis-related cytokines. (oref.org)
  • Researchers on the current study were encouraged by how effectively the TRPC6 pathway (TRPC6-calcineurin-NFAT) appeared to influence the transformation of fibroblasts into myofibroblasts, the secretion of extracellular matrix, wound healing and fibrosis. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Anabolic steroids activate calcineurin-NFAT signaling and thereby increase myotube size and reduce denervation atrophy. (alaskaice.org)
  • For instance investigators here have provided evidence for dysregulated signaling through the NFAT/calcineurin pathway in Down syndrome (DS), which arises in patients with trisomy for chromosome 21. (ca.gov)
  • It so happens that the pathway they discovered is governed by the calcium-dependent phosphatase calcineurin, the very same phosphatase that has routinely been the target. (the-scientist.com)
  • We therefore investigated the hypothesis that PERK may interfere with signals outside of the UPR and specifically with calcineurin/NFATc4 pro-myelinating pathway. (jneurosci.org)
  • The calcineurin pathway is a critical signal transduction pathway in fungi that mediates growth, morphology, stress responses, and pathogenicity. (duke.edu)
  • The importance of the calcineurin pathway in fungal physiology creates an opportunity for the development of new antifungal therapies that target this critical signaling pathway. (duke.edu)
  • In this study, we examined the molecular interplay among these molecules, finding that Rho family guanosine triphosphatase signaling occurs either downstream of calcineurin or as a required, parallel pathway. (tamu.edu)
  • Increased activity of the calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T cells pathway in squirrel monkey B-Lymphoblasts identified by PowerBlot. (waldenu.edu)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • In addition, comparisons of calcineurin function in both fungi and humans may identify fungal-specific components of calcineurin-signaling pathways that could be targeted for therapy, as well as conserved elements of calcium signaling events. (nih.gov)
  • Plasma membrane calcium ATPase isoform 4 inhibits vascular endothelial growth factor-mediated angiogenesis through interaction with calcineurin. (uni.lu)
  • Using this reporter, calcineurin activity can be monitored as dephosphorylation-induced increases in fluorescence resonance energy transfer and can be simultaneously imaged with intracellular calcium dynamics. (elsevier.com)
  • Calcineurin is a serine/threonine phosphatase involved in a wide range of cellular responses to calcium mobilizing signals. (elsevier.com)
  • Furthermore, we show that calcineurin is sensitive to oxidation only when it is in an 'open', calcium-activated conformation, and that G93A-SOD1 must have its redox-active copper site available to substrates in order to exert its pro-oxidant properties on calcineurin. (elsevier.com)
  • These results indicate that tacrolimus affects calcium and magnesium transport along the distal convoluted tubule and strongly suggests that inhibition of the phosphatase, calcineurin, is directly involved. (elsevier.com)
  • The calcium-activated protein phosphatase, calcineurin, lies at the intersection of protein phosphorylation and calcium signaling cascades, where it provides an essential nodal point for coordination between these two fundamental modes of intracellular communication. (elsevier.com)
  • In excitatory cells, such as neurons and cardiomyocytes, that experience rapid and frequent changes in cytoplasmic calcium, calcineurin protein levels are exceptionally high, suggesting that these cells require high levels of calcineurin activity. (elsevier.com)
  • Calcineurin is normally a heterotrimeric serine-threonine phosphatase that's made up of a catalytic subunit a regulatory subunit and calmodulin (Rusnak and Mertz 2000 Calcineurin is exclusive among phosphatases for the reason that its activity is normally calcium-dependent and it is central to T-cell receptor (TCR) signaling and amplification of immune system replies. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • Calcium regulation of calcineurin phosphatase activity by its B subunit and calmodulin. (elsevier.com)
  • A complex of tacrolimus-FKBP-12, calcium, calmodulin, and calcineurin is then formed and the phosphatase activity of calcineurin is inhibited. (nih.gov)
  • Calcineurin is a calcium-dependent enzyme involved in the immune system, the regulation of T-cells and also important in the function of heart cells. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Compounds that inhibit or block the PHOSPHATASE activity of CALCINEURIN. (jefferson.edu)
  • These data reveal that the success promoting ramifications of CsA and FK-506 on engine neurons following damage are a immediate outcome of their capability to inhibit the phosphatase activity of calcineurin. (happydiwali2014wishesms.org)
  • Tacrolimus also inhibits the phosphatase activity of calcineurin . (selleckchem.com)
  • We conclude from our data that the C/D ratio may be an appropriate tool for identifying patients at risk of developing calcineurin-inhibitor toxicity. (uni-muenster.de)
  • Calcineurin is the target of a class of drugs called calcineurin inhibitors, which include ciclosporin, voclosporin, pimecrolimus and tacrolimus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Objective: This commentary is designed to provide a clinical viewpoint regarding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its recent decision to imposed a "black box warning" on the topical calcineurin inhibitors, pimecrolimus and tacrolimus. (cdlib.org)
  • Recent investigations into the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis in Candida albicans and Cryptococcus neoformans, two fungi that cause life-threatening infections in humans, have revealed an essential role for calcineurin in morphogenesis, virulence, and antifungal drug action. (nih.gov)
  • Here we propose a protective role for calcineurin in S63del neuropathy, although Schwann cells appear to be very sensitive to its regulation. (jneurosci.org)
  • The paper uncovers a new important role for calcineurin in a demyelinating diseases. (jneurosci.org)
  • These findings demonstrate that both wild-type and mutant SOD1s can interfere directly with calcineurin activity and further support the possibility of a relevant role for calcineurin-regulated biochemical pathways in the pathogenesis of FALS. (elsevier.com)
  • Abstract: Conversion of kidney-transplant recipients from calcineurin inhibitors to mTOR inhibitors has been suggested to be a risk factor for increased alloimmune response. (unican.es)
  • Calcineurin induces transcription factors (NFATs) that are important in the transcription of IL-2 genes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tornadic Shear Stress Induces a Transient, Calcineurin-Dependent Hypervirulent Phenotype in Mucorales Molds. (harvard.edu)
  • Calcineurin is a Ca(2+)/calmodulin-activated protein phosphatase that is conserved in eukaryotes, from yeast to humans, and is the conserved target of the immunosuppressive drugs cyclosporin A (CsA) and FK506. (nih.gov)
  • Genetic studies in yeast and fungi established the molecular basis of calcineurin inhibition by the cyclophilin A-CsA and FKBP12-FK506 complexes. (nih.gov)
  • Novel non-immunosuppressive analogs of the calcineurin inhibitors CsA and FK506 that retain antifungal activity have been identified and hold promise as candidate antifungal drugs. (nih.gov)
  • Detection of the FK506-FKBP-calcineurin complex by a simple binding assay. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Charged surface residues of FKBP12 participate in formation of the FKBP12-FK506-calcineurin complex. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Here, we demonstrate how calcineurin, when inhibited by immunosuppressive drugs like FK506, is involved in myeloma cell growth and targeted by panobinostat. (jci.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus (FK506) attenuated the MDI-GSH conjugate-mediated induction of CCL2, CCL3, CCL5, and CXCL8/IL8 but not others. (cdc.gov)
  • 2000) that equivalent MPA exposure to that achieved without calcineurin inhibitors was obtained with a 40% reduced dose in combination with FK506, or a 20% increased dose with CsA. (kw-6002.info)
  • In a recent work, we have observed that calcineurin activity is depressed in two models for familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS) associated with mutations of the antioxidant enzyme Cu,Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD1), namely in neuroblastoma cells expressing either SOD1 mutant G93A or mutant H46R and in brain areas from G93A transgenic mice. (elsevier.com)
  • no scientific evidence of an increased risk for malignancy due to a topical treatment with calcineurin inhibitors. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Treatment with calcineurin inhibitors (ciclosporin and tacrolimus) is the standard of care for patients with non-genetic SRNS, and approximately 70% of patients achieve a complete or partial remission and show satisfactory long-term outcome. (thelancet.com)
  • Patients with SRNS who do not respond to treatment with calcineurin inhibitors or other immunosuppressive drugs can show declining kidney function and are at risk for end-stage renal failure. (thelancet.com)
  • Finally, we will discuss how circadian oscillations in calcineurin activity may facilitate integration with other essential but conflicting processes, allowing a healthy heart to reap the benefits of calcineurin signaling while avoiding the detrimental consequences of sustained calcineurin activity that can culminate in heart failure. (elsevier.com)
  • Herein, we report the development of a genetically-encoded protein biosensor designed to specifically probe the activity of the Ca 2+ /calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase, calcineurin. (elsevier.com)
  • The higher potency of the CypB/CsA complex versus CypA/CsA in inhibiting the Ca(2+)- and calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase calcineurin is discussed in terms of the structural differences between the two complexes. (rcsb.org)
  • Despite therapeutic degrees of tacrolimus and CsA (mean 11.4 and 172 ng/ml) basal calcineurin activity was significantly higher among renal transplant recipients than handles (1776 ± 175 versus 914 ± 78 fmol/μg/min). (globaltechbiz.com)
  • To test whether calcineurin activity was directly required for Raf activation, we stimulated thymocytes in the presence of the calcineurin inhibitor cyclosporin A (CsA) or the MEK1/2 inhibitor U0126. (gale.com)
  • we previously generated mice in which FKBP12 could be deleted along the nephron, to test whether calcineurin inhibition is involved, these mice are normal at baseline. (elsevier.com)
  • Yet, it is widely recognized that excessive activation of calcineurin in the heart contributes to pathological hypertrophic remodeling and the progression to failure. (elsevier.com)
  • The most frequent reason for introducing everolimus in maintenance heart transplant patients is to support minimization or withdrawal of calcineurin inhibitor therapy, for example, due to impaired renal function or malignancy. (hindawi.com)
  • Fundamental differences in calcineurin signaling in neonatal verses adult cardiomyocytes will be addressed as well as the importance of maintaining heterogeneity in calcineurin activity across the myocardium. (elsevier.com)
  • The three residues Arg90, Lys113, and Ala128 and the loop containing Arg158 on the surface of CypB are likely to modulate the differences in calcineurin inhibition between CypA and CypB. (rcsb.org)
  • In the recent past the FDA has elected to modify the labeling of the two topical calcineurin inhibitors, tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, to include a "black box warning" [ 2 ]. (cdlib.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (tacrolimus and pimecrolimus) are immunomodulating compounds that act through T-cell modulation. (skintherapyletter.com)
  • 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)
  • Renal calcineurin-inhibitor toxicity is a common adverse effect of tacrolimus therapy. (uni-muenster.de)
  • IMSEAR at SEARO: Calcineurin inhibitor toxicity in renal allografts: Morphologic clues from protocol biopsies. (who.int)
  • Histological features of calcineurin inhibitor toxicity (CNIT) have been the subject of few studies using protocol biopsy samples, and consensus on diagnostic criteria is still evolving. (who.int)
  • 2001 whereas others develop toxicity even KU-60019 though bloodstream trough concentrations are low (Citterio 2004 Kahan 2004 Yet in the lack of an alternative solution method of monitoring calcineurin inhibitor efficiency current treatment protocols continue steadily to trust plasma medication levels for healing monitoring and optimizing immunosuppression. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • FKBP12 contributes to a-synuclein toxicity by regulating the calcineurin-dependent phosphoproteome. (harvard.edu)
  • Steroids and calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) have been mainstays of immunosuppression but both have numerous side effects that are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. (notifylibrary.org)
  • In the UK, these encompass topical steroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors. (bsaci.org)
  • Treatment includes frequent use of moisturisers, and application of mild topical steroids or calcineurin inhibitors (eg. (singhealth.com.sg)
  • The most effective way to treat eczema is to use moisturizers and topical ointments that reduce the inflammation e.g. topical steroids or calcineurin inhibitors. (archildrens.org)
  • Background: Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of the 2 calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs), tacrolimus (TAC) and cyclosporin A, has resulted in improvements in the management of patients who have undergone solid organ transplantation. (eur.nl)
  • Topical tacrolimus inhibits calcineurin, which is related to stimulation by interleukin 2 of T cells. (medscape.com)
  • It inhibits calcineurin with an IC 50 of 10 µM using [ 32 P]myosin light chain as substrate. (enzolifesciences.com)
  • Using mouse genetics including females and males in our experimental setting, we show that PERK and calcineurin interact in P0S63del nerves and that calcineurin activity and NFATc4 nuclear localization are increased in S63del Schwann cells, without altering EGR2/KROX20 expression. (jneurosci.org)
  • Moreover, genetic manipulation of the calcineurin subunits appears to be either protective or toxic in S63del in a context-dependent manner, suggesting that Schwann cells are highly sensitive to alterations of calcineurin activity. (jneurosci.org)
  • Schwann cells expressing the S63del mutation in P0 protein induce the unfolded protein response and upregulate calcineurin activity. (jneurosci.org)
  • Inhibits Mn 2+ -stimulated calcineurin activity but has no effect on Ni 2+ -stimulated activity. (enzolifesciences.com)
  • double-positive thymocytes lack calcineurin activity, fail to dephosphorylate NFATc transcription factors and are not positively selected (Fig. 1a and ref. 3). (gale.com)
  • Our reporter design utilizes a phosphatase activity-dependent molecular switch based on the N-terminal regulatory domain of the nuclear factor of activated T-cells as a specific substrate of calcineurin, sandwiched between cyan fluorescent protein and yellow fluorescent protein. (elsevier.com)
  • Newman, RH & Zhang, J 2008, ' Visualization of phosphatase activity in living cells with a FRET-based calcineurin activity sensor ', Molecular BioSystems , vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 496-501. (elsevier.com)
  • Activity of KU-60019 both organizations was comparably inhibited by 5 ng/ml tacrolimus (27 ± 4 versus 30 ± 4 Calcineurin can be a KU-60019 downstream focus on from the KU-60019 T-cell receptor (TCR). (globaltechbiz.com)
  • On the other hand anti-CD3/Compact disc28 antibodies didn't stimulate calcineurin activity in transplant topics. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • These data claim that study of TCR-stimulated calcineurin activity after renal transplantation could be helpful for monitoring immunosuppression of specific patients. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • One potential option to plasma medication level monitoring is normally immediate assay of calcineurin activity. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • Nevertheless few studies have got directly analyzed calcineurin activity in T cells or looked into the consequences of calcineurin inhibitors on enzyme activity. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • 1997) Mouse monoclonal to Tyk2 utilized a 32 calcineurin-specific substrate to gauge the ramifications of CsA on calcineurin activity in 30 renal allograft recipients. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • In vivo measurements showed that calcineurin activity was inhibited by up to 80% 1 h after an dental dosage of CsA but just 20 to 30% within 4 h. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • 1994) analyzed the long-term aftereffect of CsA on calcineurin activity in peripheral lymphocytes from bone tissue marrow transplant sufferers. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • Although CsA originally inhibited calcineurin activity through the initial 100 times of transplantation enzyme activity steadily rose as time passes and within six months was very similar compared to that of nontransplant handles. (globaltechbiz.com)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors are ointments or creams that reduce the activity of the immune system. (hse.ie)
  • Moreover, pretreatment with calcineurin auto-inhibitory peptide (CNI) abolished the FSHCTGFβ1-upregulated but not FSH-upregulated aromatase activity at 48 h, and the corresponding mRNA changes in Cyp19a1, and Nr5a2 and Nr5a1 at 24 h. (nycu.edu.tw)
  • The protein shares similarity with calcineurin B and calmodulin and it is also known to be an endogenous inhibitor of calcineurin activity. (genetex.com)
  • PP2A is distinguishable from PP2B/Calcineurin and PP2C by its partial activity in the absence of divalent cations, and by its high sensitivity to inhibition by okadaic acid. (sigmaaldrich.com)
  • After identified the candidate mediators can be regulated by MDI-exposure, we investigated the roles of miR-mediated calcineurin signaling in regulation of these candidate mediators' expressions in relation to the exposure to MDI. (cdc.gov)
  • however, whether PPP3CA/calcineurin signalling participates in regulation of other asthma -associated mediators secreted by macrophages/BALCs after MDI exposure is unknown. (cdc.gov)
  • This study explored the role of calcineurin and CRTC2 in FSH and TGFβ1 regulation of Cyp19a1 expression in granulosa cells. (nycu.edu.tw)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) are immunosuppressive drugs used to prevent graft rejection after organ transplant. (elsevier.com)
  • Notably, calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) have proved to be nephrotoxic and they further increased the already high risk of cardiovascular events among patients with diabetes [6]. (scirp.org)
  • Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) are an important component of most immunosuppressive protocols utilized in renal transplantation. (elsevier.com)
  • mRNA expression of PPP3CA , a catalytic subunit of calcineurin, was high in advanced patients. (jci.org)
  • To date, graft versus host disease and calcineurin inhibitor effects on AKI are not well defined. (asnjournals.org)
  • A calcineurin inhibitor and mycophenolate mofetil were used for graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) prophylaxis. (scinfo.org)
  • Whereas the data are robust suggesting that high, sustained, systemic daily doses of these agents may pose cancer risks for both humans and animals, there is no demonstrated effect for either topical calcineurin inhibitor in terms of ability to respond to immunizations, infections, or any sign of immunosuppression [ 4 ]. (cdlib.org)
  • Unless there are special considerations to take into account, all de novo heart transplant patients can be regarded as potential candidates for immunosuppression with everolimus and reduced-exposure calcineurin inhibitor therapy. (hindawi.com)
  • Calcineurin activates nuclear factor of activated T cell cytoplasmic (NFATc), a transcription factor, by dephosphorylating it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Comparison of the roles of calcineurin in physiology and virulence in serotype D and serotype A strains of Cryptococcus neoformans. (duke.edu)
  • Potential targets of therapeutic intervention include the cytoplasmic phosphatase calcineurin and small guanosine triphosphate-binding proteins, such as Rac1 and RhoA, all of which have been implicated in maladaptive hypertrophy. (tamu.edu)
  • Using primary cultures of ovarian granulosa cells from gonadotropin-primed immature rats, we have recently discovered that pituitary FSH and ovarian cytokine transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFβ1) induce calcineurin-mediated dephosphorylation-activation of cAMP-response element-binding protein (CREB)-regulated transcription coactivator (CRTC2) to modulate the expression of Star, Cyp11a1, and Hsd3b leading to increased production of progesterone. (nycu.edu.tw)
  • Our results suggest that CrzA is an important downstream effector of calcineurin that controls morphology in A. fumigatus, but additional downstream effectors that mediate calcineurin signal transduction are likely present in this opportunistic fungal pathogen. (duke.edu)
  • In summary, the results of this study indicate that calcineurin and CRTC2 have important roles in mediating FSH and TGFβ1 collateral upregulation of Cyp19a1 expression together with its transcription regulators Nr5a2 and Nr5a1 in ovarian granulosa cells. (nycu.edu.tw)
  • Enhancement in neuronal survival is not mediated calcineurin-independent signalling pathways Due to the array of potential cellular interaction focuses on for both FK-506 and CsA, several possible systems of neuronal success results exist beyond that of calcineurin inhibition. (happydiwali2014wishesms.org)
  • Calcineurin target CrzA regulates conidial germination, hyphal growth, and pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus. (duke.edu)
  • Cek1 regulates ß(1,3)-glucan exposure through calcineurin effectors in Candida albicans. (nih.gov)
  • 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)
  • It is a calcineurin inhibitor that changes the immune system to help control lupus symptoms. (mayoclinic.org)