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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500851/calreticulin-modulates-the-intracellular-survival-of-mycobacteria-by-regulating-er-stress-mediated-apoptosis
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Sung Hee Jo, Ji-Ae Choi, Yun-Ji Lim, Junghwan Lee, Soo-Na Cho, Sung-Man Oh, Dam Go, Seon-Hwa Kim, Chang-Hwa Song
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress-mediated apoptosis is a host defense mechanism against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. Calreticulin (CRT) is the major calcium-binding chaperone protein. Previous reports have suggested a close relationship between the cell-surface expression of CRT and apoptosis. In this study, the role of CRT during Mtb infection was examined. The results showed that Mtb infection induces CRT production by macrophages and that CRT levels are correlated with the degree of apoptotic cell death...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499450/intrabodies-against-the-polysialyltransferases-st8siaii-and-st8siaiv-inhibit-polysialylation-of-ncam-in-rhabdomyosarcoma-tumor-cells
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Stefan Somplatzki, Martina Mühlenhoff, Andrea Kröger, Rita Gerardy-Schahn, Thomas Böldicke
BACKGROUND: Polysialic acid (polySia) is a carbohydrate modification of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), which is implicated in neural differentiation and plays an important role in tumor development and metastasis. Polysialylation of NCAM is mediated by two Golgi-resident polysialyltransferases (polyST) ST8SiaII and ST8SiaIV. Intracellular antibodies (intrabodies; IB) expressed inside the ER and retaining proteins passing the ER such as cell surface receptors or secretory proteins provide an efficient means of protein knockdown...
May 12, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495679/autophagosome-formation-is-initiated-at-phosphatidylinositol-synthase-enriched-er-subdomains
#3
Taki Nishimura, Norito Tamura, Nozomu Kono, Yuta Shimanaka, Hiroyuki Arai, Hayashi Yamamoto, Noboru Mizushima
The autophagosome, a double-membrane structure mediating degradation of cytoplasmic materials by macroautophagy, is formed in close proximity to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). However, how the ER membrane is involved in autophagy initiation and to which membrane structures the autophagy-initiation complex is localized have not been fully characterized. Here, we were able to biochemically analyze autophagic intermediate membranes and show that the autophagy-initiation complex containing ULK and FIP200 first associates with the ER membrane...
May 11, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486663/ca2-signaling-machinery-is-present-at-intercellular-junctions-and-structures-associated-with-junction-turnover-in-rat-sertoli-cells
#4
Kevin Lyon, Arlo Adams, Matthew Piva, Parisa Asghari, Edwin D Moore, A Wayne Vogl
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a prominent organelle in Sertoli cells. It is an integral component of unique adhesion junctions (ectoplasmic specializations-ESs) in this cell type, and is closely associated with structures termed tubulobulbar complexes (TBCs) that internalize intercellular junctions during sperm release and during the translocation of spermatocytes through the blood-testis barrier. A role for the ER in Ca2+ regulation at ESs and TBCs has been suspected, but evidence for this function has proved elusive...
May 8, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484893/oxyresveratrol-is-a-phytoestrogen-exerting-anti-inflammatory-effects-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-estrogen-receptor-signaling
#5
Jing Wei, Jing-Rui Chen, Eva Maria Arriero Pais, Tai-Yi Wang, Lin Miao, Lan Li, Ling-Yan Li, Feng Qiu, Li-Min Hu, Xiu-Mei Gao, Guan-Wei Fan
Recent studies suggest an anti-inflammatory activity of oxyresveratrol, a stilbene extracted from Cortex mori root used in traditional Chinese medicine that also presents estrogen-like activity. We herein tested the hypothesis that oxyreservatrol exerts an anti-inflammatory effect through its estrogenic-like function. In MCF-7 cells, oxyresveratrol significantly induced proliferation, which was accompanied with estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated transcriptional activation, increased estrogen-targeted gene expression (e...
May 8, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441531/myrf-er-bound-transcription-factors-drive-c-%C3%A2-elegans-synaptic-plasticity-via-cleavage-dependent-nuclear-translocation
#6
Jun Meng, Xiaoxia Ma, Huaping Tao, Xia Jin, Daniel Witvliet, James Mitchell, Ming Zhu, Meng-Qiu Dong, Mei Zhen, Yishi Jin, Yingchuan B Qi
Synaptic refinement is a critical step in nervous system maturation, requiring a carefully timed reorganization and refinement of neuronal connections. We have identified myrf-1 and myrf-2, two C. elegans homologs of Myrf family transcription factors, as key regulators of synaptic rewiring. MYRF-1 and its paralog MYRF-2 are functionally redundant specifically in synaptic rewiring. They co-exist in the same protein complex and act cooperatively to regulate synaptic rewiring. We find that the MYRF proteins localize to the ER membrane and that they are cleaved into active N-terminal fragments, which then translocate into the nucleus to drive synaptic rewiring...
April 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440514/silibinin-downregulates-mmp2-expression-via-jak2-stat3-pathway-and-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasive-potential-in-mda-mb-231-cells
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Hyo Joo Byun, Pramod Darvin, Dong Young Kang, Nipin Sp, Youn Hee Joung, Jong Hwan Park, Sun Jin Kim, Young Mok Yang
Worldwide, breast cancer (BCa) is the most common cancer in women. Among its subtypes, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form associated with diminished survival. TNBCs are characterized by their absence, or minimal expression, of the estrogen and progesterone receptors, as well as the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (i.e. ER-/-, PR-/-, Her2-/Low). Consequently, treatment for this subtype of BCa remains problematic. Silibinin, a derivative of the flavonoid silymarin, is reported to have anticancer activities against hepatic and non-small cell lung cancers...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419445/activation-of-clc-3-chloride-channel-by-17%C3%AE-estradiol-relies-on-the-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-expression-in-breast-cancer
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Haifeng Yang, Lianshun Ma, Yawei Wang, Wanhong Zuo, Bingxue Li, Yaping Yang, Yehui Chen, Lixin Chen, Liwei Wang, Linyan Zhu
Although extensively studied, the mechanisms by which estrogen promotes breast cancer growth remain to be fully elucidated. Tamoxifen, an antiestrogen to treat ERα+ breast cancer, is also a high-affinity blocker of the chloride channels. In this study, we explored the involvement of the chloride channels in the action of estrogen in breast cancer. We found that 17β-estradiol (17β-E2) concentration-dependently activated the chloride currents in ERα+ breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Extracellular hypertonic challenge and chloride channel blockers, NPPB and DIDS inhibited the 17β-E2-activated chloride currents...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413634/involvement-of-regucalcin-gene-promoter-region-related-protein-p117-a-transcription-factor-in-human-obesity
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Masayoshi Yamaguchi, Tomiyasu Murata
Regucalcin gene promoter region-related protein-p117 (RGPR-p117; gene symbol, rgpr-117) was identified in 2001 as a novel transcription factor that specifically binds to a nuclear factor I consensus motif, TTGGC(N)6CC in the promoter region of the regucalcin (rgn) gene. The human RGPR-p117 gene consists of 26 exons spanning ~4.1 kbp and is localized on chromosome 1q25.2. The nuclear translocation of cytoplasm RGPR-p117 is mediated via the protein kinase C-dependent signaling pathway. Overexpression of RGPR-p117 enhances the transcription activity of rgn, and a protective effect on cell death by inhibition of gene expression levels of caspase-3, caspase-8 and FADD proteins that possess the TTGGC motif in the promoter region of those genes was revealed...
April 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407373/activation-of-the-arabidopsis-membrane-bound-transcription-factor-bzip28-is-mediated-by-site-2-protease-but-not-site-1-protease
#10
Yuji Iwata, Makoto Ashida, Chisa Hasegawa, Kazuki Tabara, Kei-Ichiro Mishiba, Nozomu Koizumi
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is a homeostatic cellular response conserved in eukaryotic cells to alleviate the accumulation of unfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Arabidopsis bZIP28 is a membrane-bound transcription factor activated by proteolytic cleavage in response to ER stress, thereby releasing its cytosolic portion containing the bZIP domain from the membrane to translocate into the nucleus where it induces the transcription of genes encoding ER-resident molecular chaperones and folding enzymes...
April 13, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402855/stim1-ca-2-sensor-control-of-l-type-ca-2-channel-dependent-dendritic-spine-structural-plasticity-and-nuclear-signaling
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Philip J Dittmer, Angela R Wild, Mark L Dell'Acqua, William A Sather
Potentiation of synaptic strength relies on postsynaptic Ca(2+) signals, modification of dendritic spine structure, and changes in gene expression. One Ca(2+) signaling pathway supporting these processes routes through L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCC), whose activity is subject to tuning by multiple mechanisms. Here, we show in hippocampal neurons that LTCC inhibition by the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca(2+) sensor, stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1), is engaged by the neurotransmitter glutamate, resulting in regulation of spine ER structure and nuclear signaling by the NFATc3 transcription factor...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396278/transport-of-curcumin-derivatives-in-caco-2-cell-monolayers
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Zhen Zeng, Zhe L Shen, Shuo Zhai, Jia L Xu, Hui Liang, Qin Shen, Qing Y Li
Curcumin (Cur) is a strong natural antioxidant, who can prevent multiple diseases such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, have a resistance to alzheimer's disease and various malignant diseases. But it has poor oral bioavailability due to its poor aqueous solubility, as well as instability. While its novel derivatives (CB and FE), showed better anti-tumor activity, better anti-oxidant activity and better stability than the original drug (Cur). The aim of this study was to study the intestinal transport of Cur, CB and FE using an in vitro Caco-2 cell monolayer model...
April 7, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395930/acetylcholine-attenuated-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-intracellular-ca-2-overload-by-inhibiting-the-formation-of-the-ncx1-trpc3-ip3r1-complex-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#13
Ming Zhao, Hang-Huan Jia, Long-Zhu Liu, Xue-Yuan Bi, Man Xu, Xiao-Jiang Yu, Xi He, Wei-Jin Zang
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) forms discrete junctions with the plasma membrane (PM) that play a critical role in the regulation of Ca(2+) signaling during cellular bioenergetics, apoptosis and autophagy. We have previously confirmed that acetylcholine can inhibit ER stress and apoptosis after inflammatory injury. However, limited research has focused on the effects of acetylcholine on ER-PM junctions. In this work, we evaluated the structure and function of the supramolecular sodium-calcium exchanger 1 (NCX1)-transient receptor potential canonical 3 (TRPC3)-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor 1 (IP3R1) complex, which is involved in regulating Ca(2+) homeostasis during inflammatory injury...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386305/a-fermented-whole-grain-prevents-lipopolysaccharides-induced-dysfunction-in-human-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Laura Giusti, Morena Gabriele, Giuseppe Penno, Monia Garofolo, Vincenzo Longo, Stefano Del Prato, Daniela Lucchesi, Laura Pucci
Endogenous and exogenous signals derived by the gut microbiota such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS) orchestrate inflammatory responses contributing to development of the endothelial dysfunction associated with atherosclerosis in obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), bone marrow derived stem cells, promote recovery of damaged endothelium playing a pivotal role in cardiovascular repair. Since healthy nutrition improves EPCs functions, we evaluated the effect of a fermented grain, Lisosan G (LG), on early EPCs exposed to LPS...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383794/secretory-breast-carcinoma-with-a-papillary-predominant-pattern-an-uncommon-morphology-variant
#15
Ruohong Shui, Yufan Cheng, Qianming Bai, Wentao Yang
AIMS: Secretory breast carcinoma is a rare, low-grade, translocation-associated invasive carcinoma with unique morphology and excellent prognosis. Three patterns (microcystic, tubular, solid) have often been described in secretory carcinoma. Herein, we reported one case of secretory breast carcinoma with uncommon papillary predominant growth pattern. METHODS AND RESULTS: The patient was a 53-year-old female with a mass located in outer upper quadrant of her right breast...
April 6, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369727/n-terminal-or-signal-peptide-sequence-engineering-prevents-truncation-of-human-monoclonal-antibody-light-chains
#16
S J Gibson, N J Bond, S Milne, A Lewis, A Sheriff, G Pettman, R Pradhan, D R Higazi, D Hatton
Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) contain short N-terminal signal peptides on each individual polypeptide that comprises the mature antibody, targeting them for export from the cell in which they are produced. The signal peptide is cleaved from each heavy chain (Hc) and light chain (Lc) polypeptide after translocation to the ER and prior to secretion. This process is generally highly efficient, producing a high proportion of correctly cleaved Hc and Lc polypeptides. However, mis-cleavage of the signal peptide can occur, resulting in truncation or elongation at the N-terminus of the Hc or Lc...
March 28, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369529/human-apo-srp72-and-srp68-72-complex-structures-reveal-the-molecular-basis-of-protein-translocation
#17
Yina Gao, Qi Zhang, Yue Lang, Yang Liu, Xiaofei Dong, Zhenhang Chen, Wenli Tian, Jun Tang, Wei Wu, Yufeng Tong, Zhongzhou Chen
The co-translational targeting or insertion of secretory and membrane proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a key biological process mediated by the signal recognition particle (SRP). In eukaryotes, the SRP68-SRP72 (SRP68/72) heterodimer plays an essential role in protein translocation. However, structural information on the two largest SRP proteins, SRP68 and SRP72, is limited, especially regarding their interaction. Herein, we report the first crystal structures of human apo-SRP72 and the SRP68/72 complex at 2...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368777/pink1-and-becn1-relocalize-at-mitochondria-associated-membranes-during-mitophagy-and-promote-er-mitochondria-tethering-and-autophagosome-formation
#18
Vania Gelmetti, Priscilla De Rosa, Liliana Torosantucci, Elettra Sara Marini, Alessandra Romagnoli, Martina Di Rienzo, Giuseppe Arena, Domenico Vignone, Gian Maria Fimia, Enza Maria Valente
Mitophagy is a highly specialized process to remove dysfunctional or superfluous mitochondria through the macroautophagy/autophagy pathway, aimed at protecting cells from the damage of disordered mitochondrial metabolism and apoptosis induction. PINK1, a neuroprotective protein mutated in autosomal recessive Parkinson disease, has been implicated in the activation of mitophagy by selectively accumulating on depolarized mitochondria, and promoting PARK2/Parkin translocation to them. While these steps have been characterized in depth, less is known about the process and site of autophagosome formation upon mitophagic stimuli...
April 3, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366632/inhibition-of-n-glycan-processing-modulates-the-network-of-edem3-interactors
#19
Cristian M Butnaru, Marioara B Chiritoiu, Gabriela N Chiritoiu, Stefana-Maria Petrescu, Andrei-Jose Petrescu
We present here data on EDEM3 network of ER resident interactors and the changes induced upon this network by perturbing the early ER N-glycan processing with mannosidase and glucosidase inhibitors. By coupling immunoprecipitation with mass spectrometry we identified EDEM3 interactors and assigned statistical significance to those most abundant ER-residents that might form functional complexes with EDEM3. We further show that this ER interaction network changes in both content and abundance upon treatment with kifunensine (kif) and N-butyldeoxynojirimycin (NB-DNJ) which suggests that when interfering with the N-glycan processing pathway, the functional complexes involving EDEM3 adapt to maintain the cellular homeostasis...
May 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358924/processing-and-targeting-of-proteins-derived-from-polyprotein-with-2a-and-lp4-2a-as-peptide-linkers-in-a-maize-expression-system
#20
He Sun, Ni Zhou, Hai Wang, Dafang Huang, Zhihong Lang
In the transformation of multiple genes, gene fusion is an attractive alternative to other methods, including sexual crossing, re-transformation, and co-transformation, among others. The 2A peptide from the foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) causes the co-translational "cleavage" of polyprotein and operates in a wide variety of eukaryotic cells. LP4, a linker peptide that originates from a natural polyprotein occurring in the seed of Impatiens balsamina, can be split between the first and second amino acids in post-translational processing...
2017: PloS One
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