Bis-(3-5)-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) is a bacterial second messenger that regulates multiple cellular behaviors in most major bacterial phyla. C-di-GMP signaling in bacterial often includes enzymes that are responsible for the synthesis and degradation of c-di-GMP, effector proteins or molecules that bind c-di-GMP, and targets that interact with effectors. However, little is known about the specificity of c-di-GMP signaling in controlling virulence and bacterial behaviors. In this work, we have investigated the c-di-GMP signaling network using the model plant pathogen Dickeya dadantii 3937. In Chapter 2, we characterized two PilZ domain proteins that regulate biofilm formation, swimming motility, Type III secretion system (T3SS) gene expression, and pectate lyase production in high c-di-GMP level conditions. YcgR3937 binds c-di-GMP both in vivo and in vitro. Next, we revealed a sophisticated regulatory network that connects the sRNA, c-di-GMP signaling, and flagellar master
Cells of the murine neuroblastoma clone N1E-115 possess muscarinic receptors that influence the intracellular level of cyclic nucleotides. The stimulation of [3H]cyclic GMP levels occurs only with intact cells and has an EC50 near the "low-affinity" agonist equilibrium dissociation constant (KL) determined by radioligand binding assays. The inhibition of prostaglandin E1-stimulated [3H]cyclic AMP formation has an EC50 close to the value for the "high-affinity" agonist equilibrium dissociation constant (KH). During sequential subculturing in medium supplemented with newborn bovine serum, the inhibition of [3H]cyclic AMP was maintained, but the [3H]cyclic GMP response declined dramatically, and after 7 subculturings it was essentially absent. The time course for [3H]cyclic GMP formation in a late subculture with an 88% loss of the response was identical with the time course in early subcultures. A normal [3H]cyclic GMP response to bradykinin and histamine was demonstrated to be present in cells ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Determination?of?association?constants?between?5?-guanosine?monophosphate?gel?and?aromatic?compounds?by?capillary?electrophoresis. AU - Kaneta, Takashi. PY - 2013. Y1 - 2013. M3 - Article. C2 - 23522259. VL - 1288. SP - 149. EP - 154. JO - Journal?of?Chromatography?A. JF - Journal?of?Chromatography?A. ER - ...
On the stage of bacterial signal transduction and regulation, bis-(3-5)-cyclic dimeric guanosine monophosphate (c-di-GMP) has long played the part of Sleeping Beauty. c-di-GMP was first described in 1987, but only recently was it recognized that the enzymes that make and break it are not only ub …
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In animal models of MI, gene expression of ANF is reportedly upregulated23 and correlates strongly with diastolic wall stress and stretch.24,25 Our present results on myocardial ANF mRNA content showed a marked increase in this factor in isoproterenol- and cinaciguat plus isoproterenol-treated rats, suggesting end-diastolic wall stress. Recent studies also showed that production of cGMP by activation of natriuretic peptides receptor just before therapeutic reperfusion has a significant anti-infarct effect in both animals26 and humans.27 Our results also showed a correlation between increased myocardial ANF mRNA expression and plasma cGMP levels in these groups of rats, which could be a phenomenon that opposes MI. In heart failure, increased cGMP concentrations in extracellular fluids, including plasma28 and urine,29 are believed to result from its passage through the cellular membrane30 as plasma cGMP is seen as an overspill of intracellular cGMP. However, plasma cGMP levels do not necessarily ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - YC-1 inhibits proliferation of human vascular endothelial cells through a cyclic GMP-independent pathway. AU - Hsu, Hun Kung. AU - Juan, Shu Hui. AU - Ho, Pei Yin. AU - Liang, Yu Chih. AU - Lin, Chien-Huang. AU - Teng, Che Ming. AU - Lee, Wen Sen. PY - 2003/7/15. Y1 - 2003/7/15. N2 - This study was designed to investigate the effect of YC-1, 3-(5′-hydroxymethyl-2′-furyl)-1-benzylindazole, in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) proliferation and its underlying mechanism. YC-1 at a range of concentrations (5-50μM) inhibited DNA synthesis and decreased cell number in cultured HUVEC in a dose- and time-dependent manner. YC-1 was not cytotoxic at these concentrations. [3H]thymidine incorporation and flow cytometry analyses revealed that YC-1 treatment decreased DNA synthesis and arrested the cells at the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle. Western blot analysis demonstrated that YC-1 (5-50μM) increased the levels of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)-inhibitory proteins ...
Tisdale, M J. and Phillips, B J., "Apparent correlation between adenosine 3.5 Cyclic monophosphate levels and malignancy in somatic cell hybrids." (1974). Subject Strain Bibliography 1974. 1875 ...
Treatment of pancreatic islets with interleukin 1 (IL-1) results in a time-dependent inhibition of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion which has recently been demonstrated to be dependent on the metabolism of L-arginine to nitric oxide. In this report IL-1 beta is shown to induce the accumulation of cyclic GMP (cGMP) in a time-dependent fashion that mimics the time-dependent inhibition of insulin secretion by IL-1 beta. The accumulation of cGMP is dependent on nitric oxide synthase activity, since NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (a competitive inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase) prevents IL-1 beta-induced cGMP accumulation. cGMP formation and nitrite production induced by IL-1 beta pretreatment of islets are also blocked by the protein synthesis inhibitor, cycloheximide. The formation of cGMP does not appear to mediate the inhibitory effects of IL-1 beta on insulin secretion since a concentration of cycloheximide (1 microM) that blocks IL-1 beta-induced inhibition of glucose-stimulated insulin ...
In this article, we show that NO not only induces a rapid cGMP response in platelets and in aortic strips but also serves to alter the responsiveness of the cGMP cascade. In both models, the NO-induced cGMP response is biphasic and characterized by a very fast increase in cGMP, which amounts to a calculated peak concentration of ∼60 μM in platelets (see below). Subsequently, the concentration of cGMP declines rapidly, and it can be assumed that PDE activity has outcompeted cGMP synthesis. Thus, the biphasic cGMP accumulation profiles are indicative of a complex, thus far poorly understood interplay of cGMP-forming and -degrading activities.. The rapid desensitizing effect of NO is demonstrated by preincubating platelets or aortic strips, which reveals that the extent of the cGMP response is inversely related to the amount of NO present during the preincubation (Figs. 2 and 3 B). At high NO concentrations, the cGMP system becomes desensitized almost completely, whereas at low tissue ...
Background: Hemostasis is a critical and active function of the blood mediated by platelets. Therefore, the prevention of pathological platelet aggregation is of great importance as well as of pharmaceutical and medical interest. Endogenous platelet inhibition is predominantly based on cyclic nucleotides (cAMP, cGMP) elevation and subsequent cyclic nucleotide-dependent protein kinase (PKA, PKG) activation. In turn, platelet phosphodiesterases (PDEs) and protein phosphatases counterbalance their activity. This main inhibitory pathway in human platelets is crucial for countervailing unwanted platelet activation. Consequently, the regulators of cyclic nucleotide signaling are of particular interest to pharmacology and therapeutics of atherothrombosis. Modeling of pharmacodynamics allows understanding this intricate signaling and supports the precise description of these pivotal targets for pharmacological modulation. Results: We modeled dynamically concentration-dependent responses of pathway ...
In the present study, we have shown that YC-1 induced an antiproliferative effect in HCC cells in a concentration-dependent manner. YC-1 also inhibited DNA synthesis in HA22T cells and blocked the G1-S transition of the cell cycle. It is well known that elevation of the cGMP levels can be achieved by YC-1 through direct activation of sGC (Wu et al., 1995) and by inhibition of phosphodiesterase activity (Galle et al., 1999). Nevertheless, YC-1-mediated responses through a cGMP-independent pathway have also been described before (Ferrero and Torres, 2001; Hwang et al., 2003). In our study, 1H-(1,2,4)oxadiazolo(4,3-a)quinoxalin-1-one (a selective sGC inhibitor) and KT-5823 (a selective inhibitor of cGMP-dependent protein kinase) did not prevent the YC-1-induced antiproliferative effect, nor did YC-1 increase cGMP formation in HA22T cells. These results suggest that YC-1-induced inhibition of HA22T proliferation occurs through a cGMP-independent signaling pathway. Soluble guanylyl cyclase is a ...
PDE-stable cyclic GMP analogue suitable for immobilization as affinity ligand (e.g. for purification of phosphodiesterases) or for coupling of various labelling structures including fluorophores. This structure is also offered as a ligand immobilized to a
c-di-GMP is a ubiquitous bacterial second messenger that regulates motility, biofilm formation, and virulence of many bacterial pathogens. The PilZ domain is a widespread c-di-GMP receptor that binds c-di-GMP through its RXXXR and [D/N]hSXXG motifs; some PilZ domains lack these motifs and are unable to bind c-di-GMP. We used structural and sequence analysis to assess the diversity of PilZ-related domains and define their common... ...
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Two disparate mechanisms have evolved for activating PKG1α; one relies on binding of the second messenger cGMP, the other involves thiol oxidation inducing a disulfide homodimer. In this study, we found that these 2 mechanisms of activating PKG1α are intricately linked with the binding of cGMP preventing oxidation to the disulfide state. The N-terminus of PKG1α, which contains the redox-sensitive cysteine from each monomer of the dimer, have been mapped using NMR.14 This structural information shows that the redox cysteines in PKG1α are in close proximity and orientated to allow the formation of a disulfide bond when oxidants are present. Our observations are consistent with cGMP binding to PKG1α causing an allosteric structural change that reorientates the redox cysteines. This reorientation presumably moves the thiols too far apart or changes their molecular environment such that their pKa is increased to lower their reactivity with oxidants, either of which would attenuate disulfide ...
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Kaupp, U.B., Niidome, T., Tanabe, T., Terada, S., Bonigk, W., Stuhmer, W., Cook, N.J., Kangawa, K., Matsuo, H., Hirose, T. 1989 Primary structure and functional expression from complementary DNA of the rod photoreceptor cyclic GMP-gated channel. Nature, 342, 762 766 ...
Today we residents are post-inservice exam, put together by The American Board of Emergency Medicine, and I can say this about the test: Im glad Im not an intern anymore. Ive obviously still got a lot to learn, but its nothing like the feeling of overwhelmth (yes, just made that up) you feel halfway through your internship thinking, "Im supposed to know the answer to this?". But today Im not writing about those mushy-gushy feelings and experiences. No no. Today, I want answers.. I was always annoyed with standardized medical tests (primarily the USMLE) where you left the exam with a) no idea how you performed and b) no real feedback for several months. At this point, I dont really care if I missed a question about cyclic GMP on USMLE Step I, but for the inservice exam, its a different story. This is stuff that I apparently need to know. And so, please, ABEM: I want to know the right answers.. If the point of the inservice and the boards is knowledge and learning and requiring a certain ...
The cyclic nucleotide cGMP has been shown to play important roles in plant development and responses to abiotic and biotic stress. To date, the techniques that are available to measure cGMP in plants are limited by low spatial and temporal resolution. In addition, tissue destruction is necessary. To circumvent these drawbacks we have used the δ-FlincG fluorescent protein to create an endogenous cGMP sensor that can report cellular cGMP levels with high resolution in time and space in living plant cells. δ-FlincG in transient and stably expressing cells shows a dissociation constant for cGMP of around 200 nm giving it a dynamic range of around 20-2000 nm. Stimuli that were previously shown to alter cGMP in plant cells (nitric oxide and gibberrellic acid) evoked pronounced fluorescence signals in single cells and in root tissues, providing evidence that δ-FlincG reports changes in cellular cGMP in a physiologically relevant context. ...
Summary of work for this project as indicated on the report: Evidence for a new type of PGE1 receptor coupled to cGMP accumulation was obtained. Cell lines with PGE1 receptors coupled only to cAMP were found as well as cell lines with 2 species of PGE1 receptors, one coupled to cAMP accumulation, the other to cGMP accumulation. The 2 species of PGE1 receptors also desensitize at different rates. These results show that the coupling of PGE1 to increases in cAMP and cGMP levels are clonally inherited properties which can be expressed independently ...
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The MACS GMP PepTivator AdV5 Hexon is a peptide pool that consists mainly of 15-mer peptides with eleven amino-acid overlap. It has been developed for efficient in vitro stimulation and subsequent isolation AdV5 hexon-specific CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. - Schweiz
IC87201, an inhibitor of PSD95-nNOS protein-protein interactions, suppresses NMDAR-dependent NO and cGMP formation....Quality confirmed by NMR,HPLC & MS.
use Math::Prime::Util::GMP :all; my $n = 115792089237316195423570985008687907853269984665640564039457584007913129639937; # This doesnt impact the operation of the module at all, but does let you # enter big number arguments directly as well as enter (e.g.): 2**2048 + 1. use bigint; # These return 0 for composite, 2 for prime, and 1 for probably prime # Numbers under 2^64 will return 0 or 2. # is_prob_prime does a BPSW primality test for numbers , 2^64 # is_prime adds some MR tests and a quick test to try to prove the result # is_provable_prime will spend a lot of effort on proving primality say $n is probably prime if is_prob_prime($n); say $n is , qw(composite prob_prime def_prime)[is_prime($n)]; say $n is definitely prime if is_provable_prime($n) == 2; # Miller-Rabin and strong Lucas-Selfridge pseudoprime tests say $n is a prime or spsp-2/7/61 if is_strong_pseudoprime($n, 2, 7, 61); say $n is a prime or slpsp if is_strong_lucas_pseudoprime($n); say $n is a prime or eslpsp if ...
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در تحقیق حاضر، به منظور ارزیابی شاخص های تحمل به خشکی در ارقام کلزا و ارتباط آن ها با نشانگر های ISSR، 12 ژنوتیپ با استفاده از آزمایش فاکتوریل بر پایه طرح بلوک های کامل تصادفی در 3 سطح آبیاری (شاهد و آبیاری بعد از تخلیه 60 و 85 درصد رطوبت) در گلخانه ی دانشگاه محقق اردبیلی مورد بررسی قرار گرفتند. ارزیابی ژنوتیپ ها از نظر تحمل به خشکی توسط شاخص های کمی شامل میانگین حسابی (MP)، میانگین هندسی (GMP)، حساسیت به تنش (SSI)، تحمل به تنش (STI) و شاخص تحمل (TOL) صورت گرفت. تجزیه واریانس در هر پنج شاخص محاسبه شده مورد بررسی بر اساس طرح کاملا تصادفی در دو سطح تنش، بین ارقام اختلاف معنی دار ...
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This study shows that in vitro exposure to high glucose (i.e., 25 mmol/L) of platelets from healthy subjects reduces the antiaggregating action of aspirin, an effect blunted by the antioxidant agent amifostine. It also shows that high glucose does not affect the ability of aspirin to inhibit thromboxane synthesis but impairs the ability of aspirin to activate the NO/cGMP/PKG pathway. Furthermore, it demonstrates that high glucose per se does not influence platelet aggregation in response to agonists, thromboxane synthesis, and the NO/cGMP/PKG pathway.. Thus, high glucose reduces the antiaggregating properties of aspirin only at very high concentrations; the extent of inhibition, although significant, is modest. In our experimental conditions, we did not observe the dramatic dose-dependent inhibition of platelet sensitivity to aspirin described by other authors (17,19).. Is it possible to translate results obtained in vitro to in vivo conditions? It is interesting to observe that the lack of ...
Previous studies suggested that salt-induced hypertension that develops in DS rats may be related to an inability of their renal vasculature to dilate in response to salt feeding.4 5 These earlier studies showed that compared with DR rats, DS rats have little or no reduction in RVR in response to a high salt diet before an increased TPR and hypertension develop. The renal vasculature of DS rats was hyperresponsive to the vasoconstrictors norepinephrine and angiotensin II.6 In contrast, intravenous administration of ANP or NP, vasodilators whose action depends on the production of cGMP, failed to reduce RVR in DS rats.6 The current study was designed to assess the role of cGMP production in the ability of kidneys of DR rats to vasodilate and to determine whether a deficient generation of cGMP may exist in DS rats. ANP is thought to cause renal vasodilation by activating a non-heme-containing transmembrane protein with a single subunit, so-called particulate guanylate cyclase. ANP binds to ...
Cyclic nucleotide-gated (CNG) channels mediate the transduction of light signals to electrical signals in vertebrate photoreceptors. These channels are non-selective for cations and open upon cGMP binding. The intracellular cGMP concentration is elevated in darkness, and the current through CNG channels maintains the membrane of the rod photoreceptor at around -40 mV. When light enters the retina, it triggers a signal transduction cascade that decreases intracellular cGMP, and therefore CNG channels close. A reduction in CNG current hyperpolarizes the rod. Two molecular mechanisms are crucial for the proper physiological function of retinal CNG channels. First, block of these channels by physiological agents reduces membrane noise in rods. This feature enables rods to detect photons with high sensitivity. Second, CNG channels must be able to conduct current in response to the light-triggered changes in intracellular cGMP. In other words, they should open and close gradually in response to cGMP
In enzymology, diguanylate cyclase, also known as diguanylate kinase (EC 2.7.7.65), is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction: 2 Guanosine triphosphate ↔ 2 diphosphate + cyclic di-3,5-guanylate The substrates of diguanylate cyclases (DGCs) are two molecules of guanosine triphosphate (GTP) and the products are two molecules of diphosphate and one molecule of cyclic di-3,5-guanylate (cyclic di-GMP). Degradation of cyclic di-GMP to guanosine monophosphate (GMP) is catalyzed by a phosphodiesterase (PDE). Diguanylate cyclases are characterized by the conserved amino acid sequence motifs "GGDEF" (Gly-Gly-Asp-Glu-Phe) or "GGEEF" (Gly-Gly-Glu-Glu-Phe), which constitute the domain of the DGC active site. These domains are often found coupled to other signaling domains within multidomain proteins. Often, GGDEF domains with DGC activity are found in the same proteins as c-di-GMP-specific phosphodiesterase (PDE) EAL (Glu-Ala-Leu) domains. DGC is thought to only be active as a dimer consisting ...
Cyclic GMP is synthesized in endothelial cells following ANP activation of the particulate guanylate cyclase GC-A, and also after NO-dependent activation of the soluble guanylate cyclase. The relative contributions of ANP- and NO-modulated changes in cGMP-mediated pathways are incompletely understood. We designed duplex siRNA targeting constructs to knock down selected signaling proteins in bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC), and explored receptor-mediated changes in cGMP pathways. ANP activation of the GC-A receptor led to an increase in intracellular cGMP content (determined by EIA) that was rapid (,2min); dose-dependent (EC50 1 nM); and robust (600-fold increase; n=3-4; all p values ,0.001). By contrast, activation of soluble guanylate cyclase by nitric oxide agonists led only to a weak (,2-fold) transient increase in endothelial cell cGMP. Increases in cGMP lead to phosphorylation of the vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP). ANP markedly stimulated phosphorylation of VASP Ser239, ...
The report by Castro et al demonstrates that PKG activation in response to ANP activation of pGC elicits a strong feed-forward mechanism that further enhances cGMP production in the subsarcolemmal pool (Figure). The protein target of PKG that elicits this effect is unknown. Notably, this is the first feed-forward effect to be defined for cGMP signaling in any tissue. Surprisingly, it appears that there is little activation of PDE2 activity through cGMP binding to its allosteric sites, which should counter the effect, and the mechanism for terminating the feed-forward signal is not determined. Moreover, the mechanism whereby PDE2 is selectively localized to this cGMP pool is unknown.. In contrast, increased cGMP production by NO-GC elicits the opposite effect on cGMP levels by activating a negative-feedback regulation of cytosolic cGMP; this is mediated by activation of PKG, which phosphorylates and activates PDE5. The resulting increased cGMP breakdown blunts further elevation of cGMP and lowers ...
The beneficial cardiovascular effects of aspirin are generally attributed to its immediate platelet inhibitory function. However, accumulating evidence suggests that aspirin may have additional biological properties on the vasculature that contribute to the reduction of ischemic cardiovascular events in patients with hypertension and atherosclerosis.29,30⇓ These possible nonplatelet-mediated effects include the attenuation of atherosclerosis attributable to inhibition of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation,31 reduction in proinflammatory mediators,32 or improvement of endothelial dysfunction.33 Recent work by different groups has revealed that aspirin is capable of directly protecting the endothelium from the deleterious effects of oxidant stress.7,9⇓ The underlying mechanisms have remained obscure.. The present study demonstrates that NO, which has long been known to improve endothelial dysfunction,34-36⇓⇓ is a crucial mediator of aspirin-induced endothelial cell protection. ...
The present study demonstrates that the level of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein phosphorylated at serine 239 (P-VASP) in the rabbit aortic vessel wall is an indicator of both cGK-I activity and endothelium integrity under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. It is now well established that the NO-cGMP pathway is a key regulator of vascular tone and that cGK-I mediates many of these NO/cGMP effects. Studies with cGK-I-deficient human cells and mice demonstrated that cGK-I ablation disrupts the NO/cGMP pathway in vascular cells and tissues.3 6 Gene-targeted loss of murine cGK-I abolished NO/cGMP-dependent relaxation of smooth muscle resulting in severe vascular and intestinal dysfunctions, whereas cAMP-mediated smooth muscle relaxation was not impaired.5 6 These recent developments highlight the importance of assessing cGK expression and/or cGK activity in the presence of endothelial dysfunction. However, cGMP-independent NO effects in vascular tissues exist which are not ...
1. An assay has been developed with sufficient sensitivity for determination of the adenosine 3′:5′-cyclic monophosphate diesterase activity in islets of Langerhans, and has been used to investigate the response of the enzyme to various agents which are known to affect insulin release. 2. The subcellular distribution of the enzyme in islets of Langerhans prepared from guinea-pig pancreas was investigated and over 70% of the activity present in the original homogenate was recovered in the supernatant fraction. 3. Gel filtration of the activity present in the supernatant fraction on Sephadex G-200 gave a single peak of activity with an apparent molecular weight of 200000. The phosphodiesterase activity in the peak fraction showed two apparent Km values for adenosine 3′:5′-cyclic monophosphate (cyclic AMP) of 3μm and 30μm, suggesting the presence of two activities. The pH optimum of the activity with the low Km value was 8.7. 4. Theophylline, caffeine, 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine ...
Howard, E F.; Scott, D F.; and Manter, J O., "Cyclic nucleotide levels in mouse mammary epithelial cells during growth arrest and growth initiation in culture." (1977). Subject Strain Bibliography 1977. 3565 ...
The nitric oxide/cyclic guanosine monophosphate (NO/cGMP) signaling appears to play a key role in inhibiting neuroinflammation and preventing the activation of a proapoptotic pathway, thereby promoting neural cell survival. In addition, evidence indicates that cGMP/protein kinase G (PKG) pathway is involved in the modulation of glial cell activity. Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5), which hydrolyzes cGMP in the inactive form, 5ʹGMP, is present throughout the body and brain and has emerged as a potential therapeutic target for diseases related to neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative processes, since their inhibition leads to accumulation of cGMP. The objective of this chapter is to review current knowledge of NO/cGMP signaling pathways on neuroinflammation and the potential therapeutic use of PDE5 inhibitors (PDE5-Is) in neurological diseases. The extensive, while recent, literature on the effects of PDE-Is on Alzheimers disease (AD), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinsons disease (PD), Huntingtons disease
Defects in phosphotransferase chemotaxis in cya and cpd mutants previously cited as evidence of a cyclic GMP or cyclic AMP intermediate in signal transduction were not reproduced in a study of chemotaxis in Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium. In cya mutants, which lack adenylate cyclase, the addition of cyclic AMP was required for synthesis of proteins that were necessary for phosphotransferase transport and chemotaxis. However, the induced cells retained normal phosphotransferase chemotaxis after cyclic AMP was removed. Phosphotransferase chemotaxis was normal in a cpd mutant of S. typhimurium that has elevated levels of cyclic GMP and cyclic AMP. S. typhimurium crr mutants are deficient in enzyme III glucose, which is a component of the glucose transport system, and a regulator of adenylate cyclase. After preincubation with cyclic AMP, the crr mutants were deficient in enzyme II glucose-mediated transport and chemotaxis, but other chemotactic responses were normal. It is concluded ...
Cyclic guanosine 3,5-monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent protein kinase (PKG) activates a signaling pathway that leads to vascular smooth muscle cell relaxation, a process that reduces blood pressure. This enzyme consists of a dimerization domain, autoinhibitory domain, regulatory domain, and catalytic domain1. PKG is activated by cGMP binding to two binding sites of the regulatory domain. In order to study how each of these two binding sites, A and B, contributes to PKG activation, a mutant that knocked out cGMP binding to the B site, PKG Iα E292A, was expressed in Sf9 cells and purified to apparent homogeneity. Despite the presence of this mutation, the affinity for cGMP determined by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) was unchanged. The mutant still displayed cGMP dependent activation. In addition to these cGMP-binding sites, the regulatory domain contains a switch helix motif that provides a place for crosstalk between the PKG protomers2. It is not well known how this motif affects cyclic
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cyclic GMP protects human macrophages against peroxynitrite-induced apoptosis. AU - Shaw, C.A.a. AU - Webb, D.J.a. AU - Rossi, A.G.b. AU - Megson, Ian. N1 - cited By (since 1996)4. PY - 2009. Y1 - 2009. N2 - Background: Nitric oxide (NO) can be both pro- and anti-apoptotic in various cell types, including macrophages. This apparent paradox may result from the actions of NO-related species generated in the microenvironment of the cell, for example the formation of peroxynitrite (ONOO-). In this study we have examined the ability of NO and ONOO- to evoke apoptosis in human monocyte-derived macrophages (?), and investigated whether preconditioning by cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) is able to limit apoptosis in this cell type. Methods: Characterisation of the NO-related species generated by (Z)-1- [2-(2-aminoethyl)-N- (2-ammonioethyl)amino]diazen-1-ium-1,2-diolate (DETA/NO) and 1,2,3,4-oxatriazolium, 5-amino- 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-, chloride (GEA-3162) was performed by ...
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Cellular physiology of vertebrate retina Light falling on the retina excites a photopigment (rhodopsin), which then triggers an enzymatic cascade in the rod and cone photoreceptors . This cascade reduces the intracellular cGMP concentration and decreases the conductance of the photoreceptor plasma membrane. We use a variety of techniques, including intracellular and extracellular recording, patch-clamp, and fluorescent dye laser spot Ca2+ measurement, in order to understand how visual transduction is modulated by Ca2+ to produce adaptation to light and to darkness. We are also interested in mechanisms of photoreceptor degeneration during inherited retinal dystrophy in diseases like retinitis pigmentosa and Lebers amaurosis. Our work has shown that continuous activation of the visual cascade is the cause of apoptosis in some of these disorders, and that cell death is probably triggered by a prolonged decrease in Ca2+ concentration. Increases in Ca2+ can also trigger apoptosis--the photoreceptor ...
cGMP is a common regulator of ion channel conductance, glycogenolysis, and cellular apoptosis. It also relaxes smooth muscle tissues. In blood vessels, relaxation of vascular smooth muscles lead to vasodilation and increased blood flow. cGMP is a secondary messenger in phototransduction in the eye. In the photoreceptors of the mammalian eye, the presence of light activates phosphodiesterase, which degrades cGMP. The sodium ion channels in photoreceptors are cGMP-gated, so degradation of cGMP causes sodium channels to close, which leads to the hyperpolarization of the photoreceptors plasma membrane and ultimately to visual information being sent to the brain.[2]. cGMP is also seen to mediate the switching on of the attraction of apical dendrites of pyramidal cells in cortical layer V towards semaphorin-3A (Sema3a).[3] Whereas the axons of pyramidal cells are repelled by Sema3a, the apical dendrites are attracted to it. The attraction is mediated by the increased levels of soluble guanylate ...
Right up until the late twentieth century, small was recognized with regards to the mode of action on the nitrate medicines beyond The reality that they appeared to cause vasodilatation by way of vascular smooth muscle mass leisure. Even so, in 1977 the pharmacologist Ferid Murad and colleagues [nine] showed that nitrate software induced stimulation of soluble guanylyl cyclase derived from rat liver and bovine tracheal easy muscle mass. In turn, this brought about a rise in the second messenger cGMP stages, which induced vascular rest. They suggested that the cGMP activation may possibly occur via NO because they had also discovered that NO by itself elevated guanylyl cyclase exercise [nine, ten ...
Patients with minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) show neurological impairment in specific tasks to which selective regional alterations in blood flow (BF) could contribute. Arterial spin labeling (ASL), a non-invasive magnetic resonance technique, quantitatively measures cerebral perfusion. We analyzed BF by ASL in different brain areas of controls and cirrhotic patients without and with MHE. We found that BF is more affected in cerebellum than in other areas of cirrhotic patients and that BF determination in cerebellum using ASL may detect MHE earlier than the Psychometric Hepatic Encephalopathy Score battery. Altered nitric oxide-cGMP pathway seems to be associated to altered BF in cerebellum ...