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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330873/amp-activated-protein-kinase-%C3%AE-1-promotes-atherogenesis-by-increasing-monocyte-to-macrophage-differentiation
#1
Miao Zhang, Huaiping Zhu, Ye Ding, Zhaoyu Liu, Zhejun Cai, Ming-Hui Zou
Monocyte-to-macrophage differentiation, which can be initiated by physiological or atherogenic factors, is a pivotal process in atherogenesis, a disorder in which monocytes adhere to endothelial cells and subsequently migrate into the sub-endothelial spaces, where they differentiate into macrophages and macrophage-derived foam cells and cause atherosclerotic lesions. However, the monocyte-differentiation signaling pathways that are activated by atherogenic factors are poorly defined. Here we report that the AMP- activated protein kinase (AMPK) α1 in monocytes promotes atherosclerosis by increasing monocyte differentiation and survival...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323964/dysregulated-autophagy-in-hepatocytes-promotes-bisphenol-a-bpa-induced-hepatic-lipid-accumulation-in-male-mice
#2
Shumin Yang, Ting Li, Aipin Zhang, Rufei Gao, Chuan Peng, Lulu Liu, Qingfeng Cheng, Mei Mei, Ying Song, Xiaojiao Xiang, Chaodong Wu, Xiaoqiu Xiao, Qifu Li
Context: Accumulating evidence suggests that bisphenol A (BPA) exposure is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Disruption of autophagy causes lipid accumulation in hepatocytes. Whether and how BPA regulates autophagy remains to be explored. Objective: We investigated the effect of BPA on autophagy in hepatocytes and examined the influence of BPA-regulated autophagy on hepatic lipid accumulation. Design: Male CD1 mice were treated with BPA for eight weeks, followed by histological and biochemical evaluation of liver lipids and autophagy...
February 21, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317932/bacterial-secretion-system-skews-the-fate-of-legionella-containing-vacuoles-towards-lc3-associated-phagocytosis
#3
Andree Hubber, Tomoko Kubori, Cevayir Coban, Takeshi Matsuzawa, Michinaga Ogawa, Tsuyoshi Kawabata, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Hiroki Nagai
The evolutionarily conserved processes of endosome-lysosome maturation and macroautophagy are established mechanisms that limit survival of intracellular bacteria. Similarly, another emerging mechanism is LC3-associated phagocytosis (LAP). Here we report that an intracellular vacuolar pathogen, Legionella dumoffii, is specifically targeted by LAP over classical endocytic maturation and macroautophagy pathways. Upon infection, the majority of L. dumoffii resides in ER-like vacuoles and replicate within this niche, which involves inhibition of classical endosomal maturation...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301741/mechanisms-of-autophagy-initiation
#4
James H Hurley, Lindsey N Young
Autophagy is the process of cellular self-eating by a double-membrane organelle, the autophagosome. A range of signaling processes converge on two protein complexes to initiate autophagy: the ULK1 (unc51-like autophagy activating kinase 1) protein kinase complex and the PI3KC3- C1 (class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex I) lipid kinase complex. Some 90% of the mass of these large protein complexes consists of noncatalytic domains and subunits, and the ULK1 complex has essential noncatalytic activities...
March 15, 2017: Annual Review of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299793/foxo1-ampk-ulk1-regulates-ethanol-induced-autophagy-in-muscle-by-enhanced-atg14-association-with-the-becn1-pik3c3-complex
#5
Ly Q Hong-Brown, C Randell Brown, Maithili Navaratnarajah, Charles H Lang
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol (EtOH) consumption causes imbalances in protein metabolism. EtOH impairs protein synthesis in C2C12 myoblasts via a FoxO1-AMPK-TSC2-mTORC1 pathway and also induces degradation. As the underlying regulatory signaling cascades for these processes are currently poorly defined, we tested the hypothesis that alcohol-induced autophagy is mediated via activation of the PIK3C3 complex that is regulated by FoxO1-AMPK. METHODS: C2C12 myoblasts were incubated with EtOH for various periods of time and autophagy pathway-related proteins were assessed by Western blotting and immunoprecipitation...
March 16, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292700/canonical-and-noncanonical-functions-of-ulk-atg1
#6
REVIEW
Bo Wang, Mondira Kundu
Mammalian Unc-51-like kinases 1 and 2 (ULK1 and ULK2) belong to the ULK/Atg1 family of serine/threonine kinases, which are conserved from yeast to mammals. Although ULK/Atg1 is best known for regulating flux through the autophagy pathway, it has evolutionarily conserved noncanonical functions in protein trafficking that are essential for maintaining cellular homeostasis. As a direct target of energy- and nutrient-sensing kinases, ULK/Atg1 is positioned to regulate the distribution and use of cellular resources in response to metabolic cues...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282264/autophagy-up-and-down-by-outsmarting-the-incredible-ulk
#7
Francesca Nazio, Francesco Cecconi
Macroautophagy/autophagy initiation is finely regulated by post-translational modifications of key proteins, to comply with the fast kinetics of the cellular response to several stress stimuli. Phosphorylation and ubiquitination play a central role in controlling autophagy by influencing the activity, recruitment and turnover of autophagic components. Recently, we found that, upon autophagy progression, ULK1 kinase is specifically ubiquitinated by the E3 ligase NEDD4L and then degraded via the proteasome. However, during prolonged autophagy, while the ULK1 protein undergoes this inhibition, ULK1 mRNA is actively transcribed, translated and then inhibited again by MTOR-dependent inhibitory phosphorylation...
February 15, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282258/wnk1-is-an-unexpected-autophagy-inhibitor
#8
Sachith Gallolu Kankanamalage, A-Young Lee, Chonlarat Wichaidit, Andres Lorente-Rodriguez, Akansha M Shah, Steve Stippec, Angelique W Whitehurst, Melanie H Cobb
Autophagy is a cellular degradation pathway that is essential to maintain cellular physiology, and deregulation of autophagy leads to multiple diseases in humans. In a recent study, we discovered that the protein kinase WNK1 (WNK lysine deficient protein kinase 1) is an inhibitor of autophagy. The loss of WNK1 increases both basal and starvation-induced autophagy. In addition, the depletion of WNK1 increases the activation of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PtdIns3K) complex, which is required to induce autophagy...
February 15, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253968/study-of-ulk1-catalytic-activity-and-its-regulation
#9
B Stork, J Dengjel
During the last decade, the molecular mechanisms controlling the initiation of (macro-)autophagy have been extensively studied. Two macromolecular kinase complexes are central for the initiation of autophagy: the protein kinase unc-51-like kinase 1 (ULK1) complex and the lipid kinase VPS34/Beclin 1 complex. The serine/threonine kinase ULK1 represents the mammalian ortholog of yeast autophagy-related (Atg) protein 1 (Atg1). ULK1 is regulated by upstream nutrient- and energy-sensing kinases, and transmits these signals to the core autophagic machinery...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253953/methods-for-studying-interactions-between-atg8-lc3-gabarap-and-lir-containing-proteins
#10
T Johansen, Å B Birgisdottir, J Huber, A Kniss, V Dötsch, V Kirkin, V V Rogov
LC3/GABARAP proteins (LC3/GABARAPs) are mammalian orthologues of yeast Atg8, small ubiquitin (Ub)-like proteins (UBLs) whose covalent attachment to lipid membranes is crucial for the growth and closure of the double membrane vesicle called the autophagosome. In the past decade, it was demonstrated that Atg8/LC3/GABARAPs are also required for autophagic degradation of cargos in a selective fashion. Cargo selectivity is ensured by receptor proteins, such as p62/SQSTM1, NBR1, Cue5, Atg19, NIX, Atg32, NCOA4, and FAM134B, which simultaneously bind Atg8/LC3/GABARAPs and the cargo together, thereby linking the core autophagic machinery to the target structure: a protein, an organelle, or a pathogen...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213823/long-term-resistance-exercise-induced-muscular-hypertrophy-is-associated-with-autophagy-modulation-in-rats
#11
Insu Kwon, Yongchul Jang, Joon-Yong Cho, Young C Jang, Youngil Lee
Elevation of anabolism and concurrent suppression of catabolism are critical metabolic adaptations for muscular hypertrophy in response to resistance exercise (RE). Here, we investigated if RE-induced muscular hypertrophy is acquired by modulating a critical catabolic process autophagy. Male Wistar Hannover rats (14 weeks old) were randomly assigned to either sedentary control (SC, n = 10) or resistance exercise (RE, n = 10). RE elicited significant hypertrophy of flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) muscles in parallel with enhancement in anabolic signaling pathways (phosphorylation of AKT, mTOR, and p70S6K)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195531/multiplex-image-based-autophagy-rnai-screening-identifies-smcr8-as-ulk1-kinase-activity-and-gene-expression-regulator
#12
Jennifer Jung, Arnab Nayak, Véronique Schaeffer, Tatjana Starzetz, Achim K Kirsch, Stefan Müller, Ivan Dikic, Michel Mittelbronn, Christian Behrends
Autophagy is an intracellular recycling and degradation pathway that depends on membrane trafficking. Rab GTPases are central for autophagy but their regulation especially through the activity of Rab GEFs remains largely elusive. We employed a RNAi screen simultaneously monitoring different populations of autophagosomes and identified 34 out of 186 Rab GTPase, GAP and GEF family members as potential autophagy regulators, amongst them SMCR8. SMCR8 uses overlapping binding regions to associate with C9ORF72 or with a C9ORF72-ULK1 kinase complex holo-assembly, which function in maturation and formation of autophagosomes, respectively...
February 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165887/a-small-molecule-activator-induces-ulk1-modulating-autophagy-associated-cell-death-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#13
Liang Ouyang, Lan Zhang, Leilei Fu, Bo Liu
ULK1 (unc-51 like autophagy activating kinase 1) is well known to be required to initiate the macroautophagy/autophagy process, and thus activation of ULK1-modulating autophagy/autophagy-associated cell death (ACD) may be a possible therapeutic strategy in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Here, our integrated The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset, tissue microarray-based analyses and multiple biological evaluations together demonstrate a new small-molecule activator of ULK1 for better understanding of how ULK1, the mammalian homolog of yeast Atg1, as a potential drug target can regulate ACD by the ULK complex (ULK1-ATG13-RB1CC1/FIP200-ATG101), as well as other possible ULK1 interactors, including ATF3, RAD21 and CASP3/caspase3 in TNBC...
February 6, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160489/sec16-in-conventional-and-unconventional-exocytosis-working-at-the-interface-of-membrane-traffic-and-secretory-autophagy
#14
REVIEW
Bor Luen Tang
Sec16 is classically perceived to be a scaffolding protein localized to the transitional endoplasmic reticulum (tER) or the ER exit sites (ERES), and has a conserved function in facilitating coat protein II (COPII) complex-mediated ER exit. Recent findings have however pointed towards a role for Sec16 in unconventional exocytosis of certain membrane proteins, such as the Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in mammalian cells, and possibly also α-integrin in certain contexts of Drosophila development...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124127/acute-low-intensity-cycling-with-blood-flow-restriction-has-no-effect-on-metabolic-signaling-in-human-skeletal-muscle-compared-to-traditional-exercise
#15
William J Smiles, Miguel S Conceição, Guilherme D Telles, Mara P T Chacon-Mikahil, Cláudia R Cavaglieri, Felipe C Vechin, Cleiton A Libardi, John A Hawley, Donny M Camera
PURPOSE: Autophagy is an intracellular degradative system sensitive to hypoxia and exercise-induced perturbations to cellular bioenergetics. We determined the effects of low-intensity endurance-based exercise performed with blood-flow restriction (BFR) on cell signaling adaptive responses regulating autophagy and substrate metabolism in human skeletal muscle. METHODS: In a randomized cross-over design, nine young, healthy but physically inactive males completed three experimental trials separated by 1 week of recovery consisting of either a resistance exercise bout (REX: 4 × 10 leg press repetitions, 70% 1-RM), endurance exercise (END: 30 min cycling, 70% VO2peak), or low-intensity cycling with BFR (15 min, 40% VO2peak)...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118076/targeting-ampk-ulk1-mediated-autophagy-for-combating-bet-inhibitor-resistance-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells
#16
Ji Eun Jang, Ju-In Eom, Hoi-Kyung Jeung, June-Won Cheong, Jung Yeon Lee, Jin Seok Kim, Yoo Hong Min
Bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) inhibitors are promising epigenetic agents for the treatment of various subsets of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). However, the resistance of leukemia stem cells (LSCs) to BET inhibitors remains a major challenge. In this study, we evaluated the mechanisms underlying LSC resistance to the BET inhibitor JQ1. We evaluated the levels of apoptosis and macroautophagy/autophagy induced by JQ1 in LSC-like leukemia cell lines and primary CD34(+) CD38(-) leukemic blasts obtained from AML cases with normal karyotype without recurrent mutations...
January 24, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118060/the-molecular-mechanism-of-atg13-function-in-autophagy-induction-what-is-hidden-behind-the-data
#17
Hana Popelka, Daniel J Klionsky
Atg13 is an essential subunit of the Atg1 autophagy initiation complex in yeast and its mammalian counterpart, ATG13, is indispensable for autophagy induction by the ULK1 complex. The N terminus of the protein folds into a HORMA domain, an architecture that has been revealed by crystallography. (1-4) In human cells, the ATG13 HORMA domain interacts directly with ATG14, a subunit of the class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex. (5) In budding yeast, the HORMA domain of Atg13 recruits Atg14, but a direct interaction remains to be proven...
March 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115361/selective-reversible-inhibition-of-autophagy-in-hypoxic-breast-cancer-cells-promotes-pulmonary-metastasis
#18
Christopher M Dower, Neema Bhat, Edward W Wang, Hong-Gang Wang
Autophagy influences how cancer cells respond to nutrient deprivation and hypoxic stress, two hallmarks of the tumor microenvironment (TME). In this study, we explored the impact of autophagy on the pathophysiology of breast cancer cells using a novel hypoxia-dependent, reversible dominant-negative strategy to regulate autophagy at the cellular level within the TME. Suppression of autophagy via hypoxia-induced expression of the kinase-dead unc-51-like autophagy-activating kinase (ULK1) mutant K46N increased lung metastases in MDA-MB-231 xenograft mouse models...
February 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109268/gastrin-activates-autophagy-and-increases-migration-and-survival-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma-cells
#19
Shalini V Rao, Guri Solum, Barbara Niederdorfer, Kristin G Nørsett, Geir Bjørkøy, Liv Thommesen
BACKGROUND: The peptide hormone gastrin exerts a growth-promoting effect in both normal and malignant gastrointestinal tissue. Gastrin mediates its effect via the cholecystokinin 2 receptor (CCKBR/CCK2R). Although a substantial part of the gastric adenocarcinomas express gastrin and CCKBR, the role of gastrin in tumor development is not completely understood. Autophagy has been implicated in mechanisms governing cytoprotection, tumor growth, and contributes to chemoresistance. This study explores the role of autophagy in response to gastrin in gastric adenocarcinoma cell lines...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105213/wogonin-induces-beclin-1-pi3k-and-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-autophagy-in-human-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#20
Shao-Jun Li, Shi-Jie Sun, Jie Gao, Fu-Bo Sun
Wogonin is considered to be an inhibitor of myeloid cell leukemia 1 and B-cell lymphoma 2, and a potential antitumor drug due to its ability to induce apoptosis in certain cancer cells; however, few previous studies have reported on wogonin-induced autophagy. The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of wogonin on autophagy in human pancreatic cancer cells (HPCCs), elucidate its mechanism, and identify strategies to increase its effectiveness as an anti-cancer treatment. HPCCs were treated with wogonin and autophagy was detected in the cells...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
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