192 results found
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    CD14 release induced by P2X7 receptor restricts inflammation and increases survival during sepsis

    Cristina Alarcón-Vila et al.
    A murine model of sepsis shows that the purinergic P2X7 receptor controls the release of CD14 in extracellular vesicles playing a key role in cytokine production, bacterial clearance, and survival.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Structural basis for subtype-specific inhibition of the P2X7 receptor

    Akira Karasawa, Toshimitsu Kawate
    Crystal structures of a mammalian P2X7 receptor and structure-based functional studies reveal a novel drug-binding site and subtype-specific conformational rearrangements required for channel opening.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanisms of human P2X3 receptor channel activation and modulation by divalent cation bound ATP

    Mufeng Li et al.
    Structural, computational and functional approaches reveal the role of an extended acidic chamber near the nucleotide binding site in activation of P2X3 receptor channels by divalent-bound ATP.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    The P2X7 receptor forms a dye-permeable pore independent of its intracellular domain but dependent on membrane lipid composition

    Akira Karasawa et al.
    Functional reconstitution of a mammalian P2X7 receptor uncovers an intrinsic and lipid-dependent dye-permeable membrane pore.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Photo-switchable tweezers illuminate pore-opening motions of an ATP-gated P2X ion channel

    Chloé Habermacher et al.
    The gating mechanism of trimeric ATP-gated P2X receptors has been explored using photo-switchable cross-linkers, via a versatile strategy that could be applied to other membrane proteins.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Re-evaluation of neuronal P2X7 expression using novel mouse models and a P2X7-specific nanobody

    Karina Kaczmarek-Hajek et al.
    A novel BAC transgenic mouse model reveals glial restriction of P2X7 expression in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
    1. Neuroscience

    Keratinocytes mediate innocuous and noxious touch via ATP-P2X4 signaling

    Francie Moehring et al.
    Keratinocytes are critical for normal innocuous and noxious touch through their mechanically evoked ATP release and subsequent signaling to P2X4 channels on sensory neurons.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Neuroscience

    Circulating myeloid cells invade the central nervous system to mediate cachexia during pancreatic cancer

    Kevin G Burfeind et al.
    Circulating myeloid cells invade the brain during pancreatic cancer, where they accumulate at a unique central nervous system interface and drive anorexia and muscle catabolism.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Potentiation of P2RX7 as a host-directed strategy for control of mycobacterial infection

    Molly A Matty et al.
    An in vivo drug screen of FDA-approved compounds in zebrafish identified host-directed therapies against mycobacterial infection, including the drug clemastine, which targets the P2RX7-inflammasome axis to enhance bacterial control.
    1. Neuroscience

    Vascular control of the CO2/H+-dependent drive to breathe

    Colin M Cleary et al.
    Understanding how loss of CO2/H+ vascular reactivity affects respiratory control may facilitate development of treatments for breathing problems in this population.

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