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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197073/association-of-trka-and-app-is-promoted-by-ngf-and-reduced-by-cell-death-promoting-agents
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Nadia Canu, Ilaria Pagano, Luca Rosario La Rosa, Marsha Pellegrino, Maria Teresa Ciotti, Delio Mercanti, Fabiola Moretti, Valentina Sposato, Viviana Triaca, Carla Petrella, Ichiro N Maruyama, Andrea Levi, Pietro Calissano
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) interacts with the tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) in normal rat, mouse, and human brain tissue but not in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain tissue. However, it has not been reported whether the two proteins interact directly, and if so, which domains are involved. Clarifying these points will increase our understanding of the role and regulation of the TrkA/APP interaction in normal brain functioning as well as in AD. Here we addressed these questions using bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) and the proximity ligation assay (PLA)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187919/dopamine-d3-and-acetylcholine-nicotinic-receptor-heteromerization-in-midbrain-dopamine-neurons-relevance-for-neuroplasticity
#2
Leonardo Bontempi, Paola Savoia, Federica Bono, Chiara Fiorentini, Cristina Missale
Activation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) promotes the morphological remodeling of cultured dopamine (DA) neurons, an effect requiring functional DA D3 receptors (D3R). The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms mediating D3R-nAChR cross-talk in the modulation of DA neuron structural plasticity. By using bioluminescence resonance energy transfer(2) (BRET(2)) and proximity ligation assay (PLA), evidence for the existence of D3R-nAChR heteromers has been obtained. In particular, BRET(2) showed that the D3R directly and specifically interacts with the β2 subunit of the nAChR...
February 7, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182009/hetero-oligomerization-between-the-tnf-receptor-superfamily-members-cd40-fas-and-trailr2-modulate-cd40-signalling
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Cristian R Smulski, Marion Decossas, Neila Chekkat, Julien Beyrath, Laure Willen, Gilles Guichard, Raquel Lorenzetti, Marta Rizzi, Hermann Eibel, Pascal Schneider, Sylvie Fournel
TNF receptor superfamily members (TNFRSF) such as CD40, Fas and TRAIL receptor 2 (TRAILR2) participate to the adaptive immune response by eliciting survival, proliferation, differentiation and/or cell death signals. The balance between these signals determines the fate of the immune response. It was previously reported that these receptors are able to self-assemble in the absence of ligand through their extracellular regions. However, the role of this oligomerization is not well understood, and none of the proposed hypotheses take into account potential hetero-association of receptors...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174191/augmentation-of-muscle-blood-flow-by-ultrasound-cavitation-is-mediated-by-atp-and-purinergic-signaling
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J Todd Belcik, Brian P Davidson, Aris Xie, Melinda D Wu, Mrinal Yadava, Yue Qi, Sherry Liang, Chae Ryung Chon, Azzdine Y Ammi, Joshua Field, Leanne Harmann, William M Chilian, Joel Linden, Jonathan R Lindner
BACKGROUND: - Augmentation of tissue blood flow by therapeutic ultrasound is thought to rely on convective shear. Microbubble contrast agents that undergo ultrasound-mediated cavitation markedly amplify these effects. We hypothesized that purinergic signalling is responsible for shear-dependent increases in muscle perfusion during therapeutic cavitation. METHODS: -Unilateral exposure of the proximal hindlimb of mice (with or without ischemia produced by iliac ligation) to therapeutic ultrasound (1...
February 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171705/endothelin-converting-enzymes-degrade-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-are-reduced-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#5
J Scott Miners, Seth Love
We have examined the roles of the endothelin-converting enzyme-1 and -2 (ECE-1 and ECE-2) in the homeostasis of α-synuclein (α-syn) and pathogenesis of Lewy body disease. The ECEs are named for their ability to convert inactive big endothelin to the vasoactive peptide endothelin-1 (EDN1). We have found that ECE-1 and ECE-2 cleave and degrade α-syn in vitro and siRNA-mediated knockdown of ECE-1 and ECE-2 in SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells significantly increased α-syn both intracellularly (within the cell lysate) (P < 0...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155571/the-augmentation-of-bk-channel-activity-by-nitric-oxide-signaling-in-rat-cerebral-arteries-involves-co-localized-regulatory-elements
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Barry D Kyle, Ramesh C Mishra, Andrew P Braun
Large conductance, Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channels control cerebrovascular tone; however, the regulatory processes influencing these channels remain poorly understood. Here, we investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying the enhancement of BK current in rat cerebral arteries by nitric oxide (NO) signaling. In isolated cerebral myocytes, BK current magnitude was reversibly increased by sodium nitroprusside (SNP, 100 μM) and sensitive to the BK channel inhibitor, penitrem-A (100 nM). Fostriecin (30 nM), a protein phosphatase type 2A (PP2A) inhibitor, significantly prolonged the SNP-induced augmentation of BK current and a similar effect was produced by sildenafil (30 nM), a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148497/shear-stress-induces-g%C3%AE-q-11-activation-independent-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-activation-in-endothelial-cells
#7
Nathaniel G Dela Paz, Benoît Melchior, John A Frangos
Mechanochemical signal transduction occurs when mechanical forces, such as fluid shear stress, are converted into biochemical responses within the cell. The molecular mechanisms by which endothelial cells (ECs) sense/transduce shear stress into biological signals, including the nature of the mechanosensor, are still unclear. G proteins and G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been postulated independently to mediate mechanotransduction. In this study, we used in situ proximity ligation assay (PLA) to investigate the role of a specific GPCR/Gαq/11 pair in EC shear stress-induced mechanotransduction...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125646/kif4-is-essential-for-mouse-oocyte-meiosis
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Nicole J Camlin, Eileen A McLaughlin, Janet E Holt
Progression through the meiotic cell cycle must be strictly regulated in oocytes to generate viable embryos and offspring. During mitosis, the kinesin motor protein Kif4 is indispensable for chromosome condensation and separation, midzone formation and cytokinesis. Additionally, the bioactivity of Kif4 is dependent on phosphorylation via Aurora Kinase B and Cdk1, which regulate Kif4 function throughout mitosis. Here, we examine the role of Kif4 in mammalian oocyte meiosis. Kif4 localized in the cytoplasm throughout meiosis I and II, but was also observed to have a dynamic subcellular distribution, associating with both microtubules and kinetochores at different stages of development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124509/a-novel-single-cell-method-provides-direct-evidence-of-persistent-dna-damage-in-senescent-cells-and-aged-mammalian-tissues
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Alessandro Galbiati, Christian Beauséjour, Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna
The DNA damage response (DDR) arrests cell cycle progression until DNA lesions, like DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), are repaired. The presence of DSBs in cells is usually detected by indirect techniques that rely on the accumulation of proteins at DSBs, as part of the DDR. Such detection may be biased, as some factors and their modifications may not reflect physical DNA damage. The dependency on DDR markers of DSB detection tools has left questions unanswered. In particular, it is known that senescent cells display persistent DDR foci, that we and others have proposed to be persistent DSBs, resistant to endogenous DNA repair activities...
January 26, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122480/a-role-for-the-inflammasome-in-spontaneous-preterm-labor-with-acute-histologic-chorioamnionitis
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Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Yi Xu, Olesya Plazyo, Ronald Unkel, Yaozhu Leng, Nandor Gabor Than, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Bogdan Panaitescu, Zhong Dong, Adi L Tarca, Vikki M Abrahams, Lami Yeo, Sonia S Hassan
Inflammasomes are cytosolic multiprotein complexes that orchestrate inflammation in response to pathogens and endogenous danger signals. Herein, we determined whether the chorioamniotic membranes from women in spontaneous preterm labor with acute histologic chorioamnionitis (1) express major inflammasome components; (2) express caspase (CASP)-1 and CASP-4 as well as their active forms; (3) exhibit apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD (ASC)/CASP-1 complex formation; and (4) release the mature forms of interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117799/visualization-of-protein-protein-interaction-in-nuclear-and-cytoplasmic-fractions-by-co-immunoprecipitation-and-in-situ-proximity-ligation-assay
#11
Xinzhou Zhu, Andrea Zelmer, Sven Wellmann
Protein-protein interactions are involved in thousands of cellular processes and occur in distinct spatial context. Traditionally, co-immunoprecipitation is a popular technique to detect protein-protein interactions. Subsequent Western blot analysis is the most common method to visualize co-immunoprecipitated proteins. Recently, the proximity ligation assay has become a powerful tool to visualize protein-protein interactions in situ and provides the possibility to quantify protein-protein interactions by this method...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103242/genome-wide-binding-of-posterior-hoxa-d-transcription-factors-reveals-subgrouping-and-association-with-ctcf
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Ivana Jerković, Daniel M Ibrahim, Guillaume Andrey, Stefan Haas, Peter Hansen, Catrin Janetzki, Irene González Navarrete, Peter N Robinson, Jochen Hecht, Stefan Mundlos
Homeotic genes code for key transcription factors (HOX-TFs) that pattern the animal body plan. During embryonic development, Hox genes are expressed in overlapping patterns and function in a partially redundant manner. In vitro biochemical screens probing the HOX-TF sequence specificity revealed largely overlapping sequence preferences, indicating that co-factors might modulate the biological function of HOX-TFs. However, due to their overlapping expression pattern, high protein homology, and insufficiently specific antibodies, little is known about their genome-wide binding preferences...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094900/high-throughput-precision-measurement-of-subcellular-localization-in-single-cells
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Tyler J Burns, Andreas P Frei, Pier F Gherardini, Felice A Bava, Jake E Batchelder, Yuki Yoshiyasu, Julie M Yu, Amanda R Groziak, Samuel C Kimmey, Veronica D Gonzalez, Wendy J Fantl, Garry P Nolan
To quantify visual and spatial information in single cells with a throughput of thousands of cells per second, we developed Subcellular Localization Assay (SLA). This adaptation of Proximity Ligation Assay expands the capabilities of flow cytometry to include data relating to localization of proteins to and within organelles. We used SLA to detect the nuclear import of transcription factors across cell subsets in complex samples. We further measured intranuclear re-localization of target proteins across the cell cycle and upon DNA damage induction...
February 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092041/in-solution-sh2-domain-binding-assay-based-on-proximity-ligation
#14
Kazuya Machida
Protein-protein interactions mediated by SH2 domains confer specificity in tyrosine kinase pathways. Traditional assays for assessing interactions between an SH2 domain and its interacting protein such as far-Western and pull-down are inherently low throughput. We developed SH2-PLA, an in-solution SH2 domain binding assay, that takes advantage of the speed and sensitivity of proximity ligation and real-time PCR. SH2-PLA allows for rapid assessment of SH2 domain binding to a target protein using only a few microliters of cell lysate, thereby making it an attractive new tool to study tyrosine kinase signaling...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078581/proximity-ligation-assay-pla-to-evaluate-disc-and-misc-composition
#15
Melissa Thomas, Patrick Legembre
Distribution of the death receptor CD95 into lipid rafts (aggregation) and/or its internalization may contribute to the implementation of the apoptotic signal at the detriment of the non-apoptotic signaling pathway [1-6]. Also CD95 can form different protein complexes via dynamic protein-protein interactions (PPIs) according to its interaction with soluble or transmembrane CD95L. Therefore, spatiotemporal identification of these PPIs is pivotal to anticipate the signaling pathway implemented in cells stimulated with different forms of CD95L...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077698/detection-of-antigenic-variants-of-swine-subtype-h3-influenza-a-viruses-from-clinical-samples
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Brigitte E Martin, Andrew S Bowman, Lei Li, Jacqueline M Nolting, David R Smith, Larry A Hanson, Xiu-Feng Wan
A large population of genetically and antigenically diverse influenza A viruses (IAVs) are circulating among the swine population, playing an important role in influenza ecology. Swine IAVs not only cause outbreaks among swine, but they can also be transmitted to humans, causing sporadic infections and even pandemic outbreaks. Antigenic characterization of swine IAVs are key to understanding the natural history of these viruses in swine and to selecting strains for effective vaccines. However, influenza outbreaks generally spread rapidly among swine, and the conventional methods for antigenic characterization require virus propagation, a time-consuming process that can significantly reduce the effectiveness of vaccination programs...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077322/a-protein-kinase-a-ezrin-complex-regulates-connexin-43-gap-junction-communication-in-liver-epithelial-cells
#17
Aleksandra R Dukic, Linda Hofstad Haugen, Guillaume Pidoux, Edward Leithe, Oddmund Bakke, Kjetil Taskén
Communication between adjacent cells can occur via gap junctions (GJ) composed of connexin (Cx) hexamers that allow passage of small molecules. One of the most widely and highly expressed Cxs in human tissues is Cx43, shown to be regulated through phosphorylation by several kinases including PKA. Ezrin is a membrane associated protein that can serve as an A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP) and hold an anchored pool of PKA. Here, we used the liver epithelial cell line IAR20, which expresses Cx43 as the predominant GJ protein, to test the hypothesis that Ezrin may associate with Cx43 in cell types that form stable GJs and serve as an AKAP...
January 8, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069442/novel-signaling-of-dynorphin-at-%C3%AE%C2%BA-opioid-receptor-bradykinin-b2-receptor-heterodimers
#18
Bingyuan Ji, Haiqing Liu, Rumin Zhang, Yunlu Jiang, Chunmei Wang, Sheng Li, Jing Chen, Bo Bai
The κ-opioid receptor (KOR) and bradykinin B2 receptor (B2R) are involved in a variety of important physiological processes and share many similar characteristics in terms of their distribution and functions in the nervous system. We first demonstrated the endogenous expression of KOR and B2R in human SH-SY5Y cells and their co-localization on the membrane of human embryonic kidney 293 (HEK293) cells. Bioluminescence and fluorescence resonance energy transfer and the proximity ligation assay were exploited to demonstrate the formation of functional KOR and B2R heteromers in transfected cells...
February 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065322/visualization-of-cleavage-furrow-proteins-in-fixed-dividing-spermatocytes
#19
A Frappaolo, S Sechi, G Belloni, R Piergentili, M G Giansanti
Cytokinesis separates the cytoplasmic organelles and the duplicated genome into two daughter cells at the end of cell division. In animal cell cytokinesis, assembly and constriction of the contractile apparatus must be finely coordinated with plasma membrane remodeling and vesicle trafficking at the cleavage furrow. Accurate control of these events during cell cleavage is a fundamental task in all organisms and is also essential for maintaining ploidy and preventing neoplastic transformation. Drosophila male meiosis provides a well-suited cell system for exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying cytokinesis, combining the powerful tools of Drosophila genetics with unique cytological characteristics...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060261/study-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-and-mitochondria-interactions-by-in-situ-proximity-ligation-assay-in-fixed-cells
#20
Emily Tubbs, Jennifer Rieusset
Structural interactions between the endoplasmic reticular (ER) and mitochondrial membranes, in domains known as mitochondria-associated membranes (MAM), are crucial hubs for cellular signaling and cell fate. Particularly, these inter-organelle contact sites allow the transfer of calcium from the ER to mitochondria through the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC)/glucose-regulated protein 75 (GRP75)/inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (IP3R) calcium channeling complex. While this subcellular compartment is under intense investigation in both physiological and pathological conditions, no simple and sensitive method exists to quantify the endogenous amount of ER-mitochondria contact in cells...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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