AQP2 is found in the apical cell membranes of the kidneys collecting duct principal cells and in intracellular vesicles located throughout the cell. It is the only aquaporin regulated by vasopressin. The basic job of aquaporin 2 is to reabsorb water from the urine while its being removed from the blood by the kidney. Aquaporin 2 is in kidney epithelial cells and usually lies dormant in intracellular vesicle membranes. When it is needed, vasopressin binds to the cell surface vasopressin receptor thereby activating a signaling pathway that causes the aquaporin 2 containing vesicles to fuse with the plasma membrane, so the aquaporin 2 can be used by the cell. This aquaporin is regulated in two ways by the peptide hormone vasopressin: short-term regulation (minutes) through trafficking of AQP2 vesicles to the apical region where they fuse with the apical plasma membrane long-term regulation (days) through an increase in AQP2 gene expression. This aquaporin is also regulated by food intake. Fasting ...
Vasopressin is the key regulator of water homeostasis in vertebrates. Central to its antidiuretic action in mammals is the redistribution of the water channel aquaporin 2 (AQP2) from intracellular vesicles to the apical membrane of kidney epithelial cells, an event initiated by an increase in cAMP and activation of protein kinase A. The subsequent steps of the signaling cascade are not known. To identify proteins involved in the AQP2 shuttle we exploited a recently developed cell line (CD8) derived from the rabbit cortical collecting duct and stably transfected with rat AQP2 cDNA. Treatment of CD8 cells with pertussis toxin (PTX) inhibited both the vasopressin-induced increase in water permeability and the redistribution of AQP2 from an intracellular compartment to the apical membrane. ADP-ribosylation studies revealed the presence of at least two major PTX substrates. Correspondingly, two alpha subunits of PTX-sensitive G proteins, Galphai2 and Galphai3, were identified by Western blotting.
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Aquaporin 1: Aquaporin 1 forms a water-specific channel that is constitutively expressed at the PLASMA MEMBRANE of ERYTHROCYTES and KIDNEY TUBULES, PROXIMAL. It provides these cells with a high permeability to WATER. In humans polymorphisms of this protein result in the Colton blood group antigen.
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Aquaporin 4 is found in the basolateral cell membrane of principal collecting duct cells and provide a pathway for water to exit these cells. AQP4 is constitutively expressed. AQP4 is expressed in astrocytes and are upregulated by direct insult to the central nervous system. ...
Hypertrophic cardiac myocytes, which are larger than normal, have more cytoplasm and larger nuclei than normal cells. The enlarged nuclei contain more DNA and RNA than their normal counterparts and generate more messenger RNA. The cytoplasm of hypertrophic myocytes contains more myofilaments and mitochondria, but the number of other cytoplasmic organelles is not increased. Water influx, which is typical of hydropic swelling, is not found in hypertrophy. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Expression and subcellular localization of aquaporin water channels in the polarized hepatocyte cell line, WIF-B. AU - Gradilone, Sergio A.. AU - Tietz, Pamela S.. AU - Splinter, Patrick L.. AU - Marinelli, Raúl A.. AU - LaRusso, Nicholas F.. PY - 2005/8/18. Y1 - 2005/8/18. N2 - Background: Recent data suggest that canalicular bile secretion involves selective expression and coordinated regulation of aquaporins (AQPs), a family of water channels proteins. In order to further characterize the role of AQPs in this process, an in vitro cell system with retained polarity and expression of AQPs and relevant solute transporters involved in bile formation is highly desirable. The WIF-B cell line is a highly differentiated and polarized rat hepatoma/human fibroblast hybrid, which forms abundant bile canalicular structures. This cell line has been reported to be a good in vitro model for studying hepatocyte polarity. Results: Using RT-PCR, immunoblotting and confocal immunofluorescence, ...
Purpose: The expression of aquaporin water channel genes are shown to be affected in several pathological conditions of retina, such as in diabetic retinopathy, retinal ischemia and in autoimmune uveitis. Human native retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and immortalized human RPEs are formerly shown to express aquaporins, still the expression of aquaporins in stem cell derived RPE have not been previously elucidated. The objective of this study was to determine the expression of several aquaporin genes (aquaporin1,- 3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -10, -11 and -12) and assess the localization of aquaporin 1 water channel protein in human embryonic (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived RPE cells.. Methods: hESC- and hiPSC derived RPE cells were grown as monolayer in serum-free media. The expression of aquaporin genes was determined with qRT-PCR. The localization of AQP1-protein was studied with confocal microscopy. Finally, the functionality of aquaporins was assessed with dye ...
Aquaporin-5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AQP5 gene. Aquaporin 5 (AQP5) is a water channel protein. Aquaporins are a family of small integral membrane proteins related to the major intrinsic protein (MIP or AQP0). Aquaporin 5 plays a role in the generation of saliva, tears and pulmonary secretions. AQP0, AQP2, AQP5, and AQP6 are closely related and all map to 12q13. Aquaporin GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000161798 - Ensembl, May 2017 GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000044217 - Ensembl, May 2017 "Human PubMed Reference:". "Mouse PubMed Reference:". Lee MD, Bhakta KY, Raina S, Yonescu R, Griffin CA, Copeland NG, Gilbert DJ, Jenkins NA, Preston GM, Agre P (Jun 1996). "The human Aquaporin-5 gene. Molecular characterization and chromosomal localization". J Biol Chem. 271 (15): 8599-604. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.15.8599. PMID 8621489. "Entrez Gene: AQP5 aquaporin 5". Verkman AS (2003). "Role of aquaporin water channels in eye function". Exp. Eye Res. 76 (2): 137-43. ...
Plant cells contain proteins that are members of the major intrinsic protein (MIP) family, an ancient family of membrane channel proteins characterized by six membrane-spanning domains and two asparagine-proline-alanine (NPA) amino acid motifs in the two halves of the protein. We recently demonstrated that [gamma]-TIP, one of the MIP homologs found in the vacuolar membrane of plant cells, is an aquaporin or water channel protein (C. Maurel, J. Reizer, J.I. Schroeder, M.J. Chrispeels [1993] EMBO J 12: 2241-2247). RD28, another MIP homolog in Arabidopsis thaliana, was first identified as being encoded by a turgor-responsive transcript. To find out if RD28 is a water channel protein, rd28 cRNA was injected into Xenopus laevis oocytes. Expression of RD28 caused a 10- to 15-fold increase in the osmotic water permeability of the oocytes, indicating that the protein creates water channels in the plasma membrane of the oocytes and is an aquaporin just like its homolog [gamma]-TIP. Although RD28 has ...
The pre-ovulatory hydration of the oocyte of marine teleosts, a unique process among vertebrates that occurs concomitantly with meiosis resumption (oocyte maturation), is a critical process for the correct development and survival of the embryo. Increasing information is available on the molecular mechanisms that control oocyte maturation in fish, but the identification of the cellular processes involved in oocyte hydration has remained long ignored. During the past few years, a number of studies have identified the major inorganic and organic osmolytes that create a transient intra-oocytic osmotic potential for hydrating the oocytes, whereas water influx was believed to occur passively. Recent work, however, has uncovered the role of a novel molecular water channel (aquaporin), designated aquaporin-1b (Aqp1b), which facilitates water permeation and resultant swelling of the oocyte. The Aqp1b belongs to a teleost-specific subfamily of water-selective aquaporins, similar to mammalian aquaporin-1 ...
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Aquaporin membrane protein, molecular model. Computer illustration showing the structure of a molecule of the human aquaporin 1 protein (blue, and white ribbon). Aquaporins are membrane proteins that form channels (centre) that help water molecules (red and white spheres) pass in and out of cells. Unlike ion channels, aquaporins help prevent ions and other dissolved substances carrying electrical charge from entering the cell, as they only allow lone water molecules or certain uncharged solutes to pass through. This helps maintain the electrochemical potential of the cell membrane. - Stock Image C035/5236
Aquaporins (AQPs) are membrane proteins that enable water transport across cellular plasma membranes in response to osmotic gradients. Phenotypic analyses have revealed important physiological roles for AQPs, and the potential for AQP water channel modulators in various disease states has been proposed. For example, AQP1 is overexpressed in tumor microvessels, and this correlates with higher metastatic potential and aggressiveness of the malignancy. Chemical modulators would help in identifying the precise contribution of water channel activity in these disease states. These inhibitors would also be important therapeutically, e.g., in anti-cancer treatment. This perceived importance contrasts with the lack of success of high-throughput screens (HTS) to identify effective and specific inhibitors of aquaporins. In this paper, we have screened a library of 1500
Aquaporin (AQP) 6 belongs to the aquaporin water channel family. Unlike other aquaporins, AQP6 functions not as a water channel but as an anion-selective channel. Single-channel analyses have shown AQP6 to flicker rapidly ...
Aquaporin (AQP) 6 belongs to the aquaporin water channel family. Unlike other aquaporins, AQP6 functions not as a water channel but as an anion-selective channel. Single-channel analyses have shown AQP6 to flicker rapidly ...
Aquaporin 8 (AQP8) is a water channel protein. Aquaporins are a family of small integral membrane proteins related to the major intrinsic protein (MIP or AQP0). Aquaporin 8 mRNA is found in pancreas and colon but not other tissues. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008 ...
Purpose: : To demonstrate in the conjunctiva the presence of aquaporin type 5 (AQP5), a water channel homologue found in the apical membrane of several tissues including the cornea. Presently, there are no reports indicating as to which AQP might be expressed apically in the conjunctiva; only AQP3 has been identified in the lateral membranes of rat and human conjunctival epithelia. Because we had data from gene-expression microarray assays (Turner; ARVO 2004) indicating message for AQP5 in the human conjunctiva, tissue samples from human, as well as from rats and rabbits (given the ease of their procurement), were analyzed to confirm that the AQP5 protein was indeed expressed in mammalian conjunctivae. Methods: : Goat polyclonal IgG against AQP5 was purchased commercially and used in immunoblotting and immunohistochemical techniques to identify and localize the water channel in rat, rabbit and human epithelia. Results: : Immunoblot analysis of rabbit bulbar-plus-palpebral plasma membrane ...
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Peptides , Phosphopeptides , Aquaporin-2 (254-267), pSER261, human; This peptide is a fragment of the human aquaporin-2 (AQP2) phosphorylated at Ser261. Protein phosphorylation plays a key role in vasopressin signaling in renal-collecting duct. Phosphorylation at several AQP2 residues including Ser256 and Ser261, is altered in response to vasopressin. It is possible that both sites are involved in vasopressin-dependent AQP2 trafficking.; RQSVELH-pS-PQSLPR; H-Arg-Gln-Ser-Val-Glu-Leu-His-pSer-Pro-Gln- Ser-Leu-Pro-Arg-OH
The researchers showed that this technique was successful in monitoring gene expression in a brain tumor in mice. After implanting the tumor, they gave the mice a drug to trigger the tumor cells to express the aquaporin reporter gene, which made the tumor look darker in MRI images.. "Overexpression of aquaporin has no negative impact on cells because it is exclusive to water and simply allows the molecules to go back and forth across the cell membrane," Shapiro says. Under normal physiological conditions the number of water molecules entering and exiting an aquaporin-expressing cell is the same, so that the total amount of water in each cell does not change. "Aquaporin is a very convenient way to genetically change the way that cells look under MRI.". Though the work was done in mice, it has the potential for clinical translation, according to Shapiro. Aquaporin is a naturally occurring gene and will not cause an immune reaction. Previously developed reporter genes for MRI have been much more ...
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Significant progress in the understanding of imaging conditions and the interpretation of topographs recorded with the AFM has allowed the surface topography of bacteriorhodopsin to be correlated with the helixconnecting loops to a lateral resolution of 5 Å (Müller et al., 1999b). Here we have used this technology to study the surface of AqpZ, the first bacterial water channel identified (Calamita et al., 1995). Its overexpression, isolation and 2D crystallization have recently been described (Borgnia et al., 1999; Ringler et al., 1999).. 2D crystals adsorbed firmly and without folds or wrinkles to freshly cleaved mica in a high ionic strength buffer (Müller et al., 1997). Subsequent change to a buffer adjusted to compensate for van der Waals interactions allowed their height to be measured accurately (Müller and Engel, 1997). The result, 57 ± 4 Å, compares favorably with the height previously reported for AQP1, 58 ± 3 Å (Walz et al., 1996).. The p4212 crystals of AqpZ with unit cell ...
Marinelli RA, Pham L, Agre P, La Russo NF. Secretin promotes osmotic water transport in rat cholangiocytes by incresing aquaporin-1 water channels in plasma membrane. Evidence for a secretin-induced vesicular translocation of aquaporin-1. J Biol Chem 1997; 272: 12984-12988 ...
Aquaporins are a family of water channel proteins that provide a major pathway for osmotically driven water transport through cell membranes. So far, 13 aquaporin isoforms (AQP0-AQP12) have been identified in mammalian species (Verkman, 2005). AQP4, the predominant isoform in adult brain, is primarily expressed at the border between brain parenchyma and major fluid compartments, including astrocyte foot processes and glia limitans, as well as ependymal cells and subependymal astrocytes (Venero et al., 2001). The bidirectional water channel AQP4 has an important role in water homeostasis in the brain. It probably helps in the redistribution and absorption of edema fluid, because disruption of AQP4 is found to contribute to the pathophysiology of brain edema (Zador et al., 2007). AQP4 knockout markedly reduced brain swelling in mouse models of cytotoxic brain edema, whereas it significantly worsened outcome in mouse models of vasogenic brain edema (Papadopoulos and Verkman, 2007). Thus, AQP4 ...
Aquaporins are transmembrane water channel proteins present in biological plasma membranes that aid in biological water filtration processes by transporting water molecules through at high speeds, while selectively blocking out other kinds of solutes. Aquaporin Z incorporated biomimetic membranes are envisaged to overcome the problem of high pressure needed, and holds great potential for use in water purification processes, giving high flux while keeping energy consumption low. The functionality of aquaporin Z in terms of osmotic permeability might be regulated by factors such as pH, temperature, crosslinking and hydrophobic thickness of the reconstituted bilayers. Hence, we reconstituted aquaporin Z into vesicles that are made from a series of amphiphilic block copolymers PMOXA-PDMS-PMOXAs with various hydrophobic molecular weights. The osmotic permeability of aquaporin Z in these vesicles was determined through a stopped-flow spectroscopy. In addition, the temperature and pH value of the vesicle
This paper strongly supports the conclusion that AQP0 has a high permeability mode and a low permeability mode. How do these two modes differ? Available structural data on the nature of the water-filled pore through AQP1 and the glycerol facilitator suggest a possible answer. For both, water and glycerol must move through the pore by single-file diffusion. The crystal structure and molecular dynamic simulations suggest that there are multiple water molecules in the pore. There are ∼6 waters seen in the narrow constriction of the pore in the X-ray structure (Sui et al., 2001), and molecular dynamic simulations suggest that there are ∼7 or 8 water molecules moving in concert in the single-file portion of the pore (Tajkhorshid et al., 2002; Zhu et al., 2004). The lack of passage of ionic current through AQP0 and AQP1 is explained by electrostatic considerations that strongly inhibit the movement of protons into the NPA region or hydroxyls into regions flanking either side of the NPA region (de ...
Proteins that selectively transport water across the membranes of cells are recognized as important in the normal functioning of the body systems of vertebrates. There are 13 known mammalian aquaporins (AQP0 to AQP12), some of which have been shown to have unexpected cellular roles beyond transmembrane water transport. The availability of non-mammalian vertebrate animal models has the potential to provide insight into the emergence of diverse function in the aquaporins. The domesticated chicken (Gallus gallus) is the premier avian model for biological research; however, only a limited number of studies have compared chicken and mammalian aquaporins. The identification of aquaporins that share functional motifs or are expressed in the same tissues in human and chicken could allow the further functional analyses of homologous aquaporins in both species. We hypothesize that integrative analyses of protein sequences and body site expression of human, mouse, rat and chicken aquaporins has the potential to
... (AQP4) inhibitor 2-(nicotinamide)-1,3,4-thiadiazole, TGN-020, inside a mouse style of focal cerebral ischemia using 7. research convincingly exhibited that pretreatment using the AQP4 inhibitor TGN-020 considerably reduced the quantity of mind edema connected with ischemic damage. Ischemic edema is usually thought to be initiated by influx of Na+ connected with energy failing. Higher osmolarity circumstances create the generating force for drinking water influx into cells, leading to ionic edema [17]. This early edema stage, so-called cytotoxic edema, is certainly thought to last a long time before mass leakage of drinking water into the human brain ensues, making so-called vasogenic edema [18]. AQP4 is certainly thought to play a substantial function in the real drinking water flux in both procedures. Flux through AQP4 is certainly buy 154992-24-2 bidirectional and solely reliant on osmolarity distinctions between your two spaces ...
Müller glial cells are important regulators of physiological function of retina. In a model disease of retinal inflammation and spontaneous recurrent uveitis in horses (ERU), we could show that retinal Müller glial cells significantly change potassium and water channel protein expression during autoimmune pathogenesis. The most significantly changed channel protein in neuroinflammatory ERU was aquaporin 11 (AQP11). Aquaporins (AQP, 13 members) are important regulators of water and small solute transport through membranes. AQP11 is an unorthodox member of this family and was assigned to a third group of AQPs because of its difference in amino acid sequence (conserved sequence is only 11 %) and especially its largely unknown function. In order to gain insight into the distribution, localization, and function of AQP11 in the retina, we first developed a novel monoclonal antibody for AQP11 enabling quantification, localization, and functional studies. In the horse retina, AQP11 was exclusively expressed
Background: Aquaporins are integral membrane proteins that facilitate the transport of water and small solutes across cell membranes. These proteins are vital for maintaining water homeostasis in living organisms. In mammals, thirteen aquaporins (AQP0-12) have been characterized, but in lower vertebrates, such as fish, the diversity, structure and substrate specificity of these membrane channel proteins are largely unknown. Results: The screening and isolation of transcripts from the zebrafish (Danio rerio) genome revealed eighteen sequences structurally related to the four subfamilies of tetrapod aquaporins, i.e., aquaporins (AQP0, -1 and -4), water and glycerol transporters or aquaglyceroporins (Glps; AQP3 and AQP7-10), a water and urea transporter (AQP8), and two unorthodox aquaporins (AQP11 and -12). Phylogenetic analyses of nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences demonstrated dual paralogy between teleost and human aquaporins. Three of the duplicated zebrafish isoforms have unlinked ...
After producing a recombinant form of AqpZ in E. coli, the proteins were crystallized--capturing five water molecules inside--and then analyzed by state-of-the-art high-resolution X-ray diffraction techniques. The architecture of aquaporin Z is typical of aquaporins, with a spiral of eight oxygens providing water-binding sites inside the channel. The outer membrane and cytoplasmic ends of the channel are wider than the interior, which is long and narrow. This structure demonstrates that aquaporin selectivity arises in part from erecting a physical barrier: small molecules, like water, can easily pass, but larger ones simply cant fit. And the strategic positioning of amino acid residues with hydrophilic or hydrophobic properties along the channel helps police the influx of molecules based on their affinity for water. While it seems two amino acid chains located in the middle of the channel also provide a water-friendly surface, Stroud et al. say they play a more intriguing role. Noting that the ...
Aquaporin (AQP) proteins comprise a group of membrane intrinsic proteins (MIPs) that are responsible for transporting water and other small molecules, which is crucial for plant survival under stress conditions including salt stress. Despite the vital role of AQPs, little is known about them in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). In this study, we identified 39 aquaporin-encoding genes in cucumber that were separated by phylogenetic analysis into five sub-families (PIP, TIP, NIP, SIP, and XIP). Their substrate specificity was then assessed based on key amino acid residues such as the aromatic/Arginine (ar/R) selectivity filter, Frogers positions, and specificity-determining positions. The putative cis-regulatory motifs available in the promoter region of each AQP gene were analyzed and results revealed that their promoter regions contain many abiotic related cis-regulatory elements. Furthermore, analysis of previously released RNA-seq data revealed tissue- and treatment-specific expression patterns of
I think it will be found that aquaporin 3 will be the item of interest (1).. Aquaporin 3 is found in normal skeletal myofibres (2).. I suspect it will be found that the problem is not a mutation, but something interfering with the normal proper function of the aqp3 channels.. Aquaporin 3 is, in addition to being a water channel, also an arsenic transporter.. Arsenic has been implicated in Alzheimers in at least a few instances. For example, this statement appears in Reference 3 below:. Arsenic can induce apoptosis in cortical neurons of rats. This process is based on the activation of JNK3 and p38 MAPK by arsenic...[which] can activate p38 MAPK and JNK3..... And the title of the last paper speaks for itself: "Arsenic exposure may be a risk factor for Alzheimers disease.". ...
Polyclonal antibody for AQUAPORIN 3/AQP3 detection. Host: Rabbit.Size: 100μg/vial. Tested applications: IHC-P. Reactive species: Human. AQUAPORIN 3/AQP3 information: Molecular Weight: 31544 MW; Subcellular Localization: Basolateral cell membrane; Multi-pa
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Structural data on AQPs, together with mutagenesis and molecular dynamics simulations, have indicated that single-file transport occurs through a narrow pore in each monomer, where water selectivity is conferred by electrostatic and steric factors (Hub et al., 2009; Khalali-Araghi et al., 2009). Glycerol-transporting AQPs, called aquaglyceroporins, have a less-constricted pore compared with that of water-selective AQPs (diameter of 3.4 Å compared with 2.8 Å, respectively), with relatively more hydrophobic residues lining the pore.. Many mammalian AQPs, including AQP1, AQP2, AQP4, AQP5 and AQP8, function primarily as bidirectional water-selective transporters. Cells expressing AQPs on their plasma membrane have an ~5- to 50-fold higher osmotic water permeability than membranes that do not (Verkman and Mitra, 2000). Water transport through single-file pores poses a biophysical limitation on the efficiency with which AQPs can transport water, so that AQPs must be present in the membrane at a high ...
plasma membrane intrinsic protein 2-7, PIP2;7, plasma membrane intrinsic protein 3, salt stress-induced major intrinsic protein, P93004, Q9ATM4 Plasma membrane aquaporin, PIP2;7 is water channel protein required for water transport across cell membrane
Brain. 2019 Jun 1;142(6):1598-1615. doi: 10.1093/brain/awz106.. Cotzomi E1,2, Stathopoulos P1,2, Lee CS1,2, Ritchie AM3, Soltys JN3, Delmotte FR2, Oe T2, Sng J2, Jiang R2, Ma AK4, Vander Heiden JA1, Kleinstein SH2,4,5, Levy M6, Bennett JL3, Meffre E2, OConnor KC1,2.. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) constitute rare autoimmune disorders of the CNS that are primarily characterized by severe inflammation of the spinal cord and optic nerve. Approximately 75% of NMOSD patients harbour circulating pathogenic autoantibodies targeting the aquaporin-4 water channel (AQP4). The source of these autoantibodies remains unclear, but parallels between NMOSD and other autoantibody-mediated diseases posit compromised B cell tolerance checkpoints as common underlying and contributing factors. Using a well established assay, we assessed tolerance fidelity by creating recombinant antibodies from B cell populations directly downstream of each checkpoint and testing them for polyreactivity and ...
INTERNET-DRAFT DTLS as a Transport Layer for RADIUS 9 October 2013 The above paragraph can be rephrased more generically. A session MUST be deleted when non-RADIUS traffic is received over it. This specification is for RADIUS, and there is no reason to allow non- RADIUS traffic over a RADIUS/DTLS connection. A session MUST be deleted when RADIUS traffic fails to pass security checks. There is no reason to permit insecure networks. A session SHOULD NOT be deleted when a well-formed, but "unexpected" RADIUS packet is received over it. Future specifications may extend RADIUS/DTLS, and we do not want to forbid those specifications. Once a DTLS session is established, a RADIUS/DTLS server SHOULD use DTLS Heartbeats [RFC6520] to determine connectivity between the two servers. A server SHOULD also use watchdog packets from the client to determine that the connection is still active. As UDP does not guarantee delivery of messages, RADIUS/DTLS servers which do not implement an application-layer watchdog ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Involvement of aquaporin in thromboxane A2 receptor-mediated, G12/13/RhoA/NHE-sensitive cell swelling in 1321N1 human astrocytoma cells. AU - Saito, Masaki. AU - Tanaka, Hiroyuki. AU - Sasaki, Masako. AU - Kurose, Hitoshi. AU - Nakahata, Norimichi. PY - 2010/1/1. Y1 - 2010/1/1. N2 - The physiological role of the thromboxane A2 (TXA2) receptor expressed on glial cells remains unclear. We previously reported that 1321N1 human astrocytoma cells pretreated with dibutyryl cyclic AMP (dbcAMP) became swollen in response to U46619, a TXA2 analogue. In the present study, we examined the detailed mechanisms of TXA2 receptor-mediated cell swelling in 1321N1 cells. The cell swelling caused by U46619 was suppressed by expression of p115-RGS, an inhibitory peptide of Gα12/13 pathway and C3 toxin, an inhibitory protein for RhoA. The swelling was also inhibited by treatment with Y27632, a Rho kinase inhibitor and 5-(ethyl-N-isopropyl)amiloride (EIPA), a Na+/H+-exchanger inhibitor. Furthermore, ...
The collecting duct principle cells (PC) play a major role for concentration of urine and regulation of K+ homeostasis. Two water channels, AQP3 and AQP4, are expressed in the PC basolateral membrane (BLM). Here we present evidence that AQP4 participates in regulation of renal K+ transport. K+ enters the cell via Na+,K+-ATPase mediated transport in BLM. The presence of K+ channels in BLM, which is deeply infolded, thus providing a diffusion limited space, permits K+ recirculation, considered important for maintenance of membrane potential. Here we show with co-immunoprecipitation and GST pulldown assays, that in rat renal papilla, AQP4, but not AQP3, assembles with Na+,K+-ATPase and the K+ channel Kir7.1. This led us to hypothesize that AQP4, Na+,K+-ATPase and Kir7.1 form a K+ transporting microdomain, where AQP4 water transport maintains a favorable gradient for K+ efflux and stabilizes membrane potential. A mathematical model of K+ transport across an epithelial cells with a deeply infolded ...
Industrys need to predict the lifetime of adhesively bonded joints has been met by the development of a wide variety of techniques. One particular approach utilises the fact that adhesives and the joints they form can be susceptible to moisture attack. The ingress of moisture into, and through, an adhesive or polymer is termed water permeation. Such a phenomenon can be measured extremely accurately (e.g. through mass change, dielectric permittivity, etc) and it has been shown that for particular systems and environments, a good correlation can be made between the accelerated ageing protocol and in-service failure. This approach has been studied extensively for application within the electronics sector where adhesive/polymeric systems are used both to retain components and coat them. ...