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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217686/synaptic-regulator-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-dopaminergic-fibers-is-essentially-required-for-the-maintenance-of-subependymal-neural-stem-cells
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Ana Perez-Villalba, Mª Salomé Sirerol-Piquer, Germán Belenguer, Raúl Soriano-Cantón, Ana Belén Muñoz-Manchado, Javier Villadiego, Diana Alarcón-Arís, Federico N Soria, Benjamin Dehay, Erwan Bezard, Miquel Vila, Analía Bortolozzi, Juan José Toledo-Aral, Francisco Pérez-Sánchez, Isabel Fariñas
Synaptic protein α-synuclein (α-SYN) modulates neurotransmission in a complex and poorly understood manner and aggregates in the cytoplasm of degenerating neurons in Parkinson's disease. Here, we report that α-SYN present in dopaminergic nigral afferents is essential for the normal cycling and maintenance of neural stem cells (NSCs) in the brain subependymal zone of adult male and female mice. We also show that premature senescence of adult NSCs into non-neurogenic astrocytes in mice lacking α-SYN resembles the effects of dopaminergic fiber degeneration resulting from chronic exposure to MPTP or intranigral inoculation of aggregated toxic α-SYN...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217406/lncrna-snhg1-promotes-%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregation-and-toxicity-by-targeting-mir-15b-5p-to-activate-siah1-in-human-neuroblastoma-sh-sy5y-cells
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Yuan Chen, Ya-Jun Lian, Yun-Qing Ma, Chuan-Jie Wu, Ya-Ke Zheng, Nan-Chang Xie
Numerous long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified as aberrantly expressed in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, limited knowledge is available concerning the roles of dysregulated lncRNAs and the underlying molecular regulatory mechanism in the pathological process of PD. In this study, we found that lncRNA small nucleolar RNA host gene 1 (SNHG1) and seven in absentia homolog 1 (SIAH1) were upregulated, but microRNA-15b-5p (miR-15b-5p) was downregulated in SH-SY5Y cells pretreated with MPP+, as well as in MPTP-induced mouse model of PD...
December 4, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214369/ginkgolide-k-promotes-the-clearance-of-a53t-mutation-alpha-synuclein-in-sh-sy5y-cells
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Wenbo Yu, Sheng Chen, Liang Cao, Jie Tang, Wei Xiao, Baoguo Xiao
Alpha-synuclein (α-syn) is associated to Parkinson's disease (PD). The aggregated form of α-syn has potential neurotoxicity. Thus, the clearance of α-syn aggregation is a plausible strategy to delay disease progression of PD. In our study, we found that the treatment of Ginkgolide B (GB) and Ginkgolide K (GK) reduced cell death, and enhanced cell proliferation in SH-SY5Y cells, which overexpressed A53T mutant α-syn. Surprisingly, GK, but not GB, promoted the clearance of A53T α-syn, which can be abolished by autophagy inhibitor 3-methyladenine, indicating that GK-induced autophagy intervened in the clearance of A53T α-syn...
December 6, 2017: Cell Biology and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209768/spread-of-aggregates-after-olfactory-bulb-injection-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-fibrils-is-associated-with-early-neuronal-loss-and-is-reduced-long-term
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Nolwen L Rey, Sonia George, Jennifer A Steiner, Zachary Madaj, Kelvin C Luk, John Q Trojanowski, Virginia M-Y Lee, Patrik Brundin
Parkinson's disease is characterized by degeneration of substantia nigra dopamine neurons and by intraneuronal aggregates, primarily composed of misfolded α-synuclein. The α-synuclein aggregates in Parkinson's patients are suggested to first appear in the olfactory bulb and enteric nerves and then propagate, following a stereotypic pattern, via neural pathways to numerous regions across the brain. We recently demonstrated that after injection of either mouse or human α-synuclein fibrils into the olfactory bulb of wild-type mice, α-synuclein fibrils recruited endogenous α-synuclein into pathological aggregates that spread transneuronally to over 40 other brain regions and subregions, over 12 months...
December 5, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198021/alpha-synuclein-aggregation-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-impairment-and-l-dopa-response-in-zinc-induced-parkinsonism-resemblance-to-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease
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Vinod Kumar, Deepali Singh, Brajesh Kumar Singh, Shweta Singh, Namrata Mittra, Rakesh Roshan Jha, Devendra Kumar Patel, Chetna Singh
Alpha-synuclein (α-synuclein) aggregation and impairment of the Ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) are implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD) pathogenesis. While zinc (Zn) induces dopaminergic neurodegeneration resulting in PD phenotype, its effect on protein aggregation and UPS has not yet been deciphered. The current study investigated the role of α-synuclein aggregation and UPS in Zn-induced Parkinsonism. Additionally, levodopa (L-Dopa) response was assessed in Zn-induced Parkinsonian model to establish its closeness with idiopathic PD...
December 2, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191831/structural-features-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-amyloid-fibrils-revealed-by-raman-spectroscopy
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Jessica D Flynn, Ryan P McGlinchey, Robert L Walker, Jennifer C Lee
Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with the formation of α-synuclein amyloid fibrils. Elucidating the role of these β-sheet-rich fibrils in disease progression is crucial; however, collecting detailed structural information on amyloids is inherently difficult due to their insoluble, non-crystalline, and polymorphic nature. Here, we show that Raman spectroscopy is a facile technique for characterizing structural features of α-synuclein fibrils. Combining Raman spectroscopy with aggregation kinetics and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), we examined the effects of pH and ionic strength as well as four PD-related mutations (A30P, E46K, G51D, and A53T) on α-synuclein fibrils...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189163/alpha-synuclein-proteotoxicity-and-parkinson-s-disease-search-for-neuroprotective-therapy
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Upasana Ganguly, Sankha Shubhra Chakrabarti, Upinder Kaur, Anwesha Mukherjee, Sasanka Chakrabarti
There is a growing body of evidence in animal and cell based models of Parkinson's disease (PD) to suggest that overexpression and / or abnormal accumulation and aggregation of α-synuclein can trigger neuronal death. This important role of α-synuclein in PD pathogenesis is supported by the fact that duplication, triplication and mutations of α-synuclein gene cause familial forms of PD. The overexpression and accumulation of α-synuclein within neurons may involve both transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms including a decreased degradation of the protein through proteasomal or autophagic processes...
November 28, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187283/new-insights-into-transglutaminase-2-and-links-to-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Boram Min, Kwang Chul Chung
Formation of toxic protein aggregates is a common feature and mainly contributes to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs), which include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, and prion diseases. The transglutaminase 2 (TG2) gene encodes a multifunctional enzyme, displaying four types of activity, such as transamidation, GTPase, protein disulfide isomerase, and protein kinase activities. Many studies demonstrated that the calcium-dependent transamidation activity of TG2 affected the formation of insoluble and toxic amyloid aggregates that mainly consisted of NDD-related proteins...
November 29, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187220/genomic-copy-number-variation-analysis-in-multiple-system-atrophy
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Yuka Hama, Masataka Katsu, Ichigaku Takigawa, Ichiro Yabe, Masaaki Matsushima, Ikuko Takahashi, Takayuki Katayama, Jun Utsumi, Hidenao Sasaki
Genomic variation includes single-nucleotide variants, small insertions or deletions (indels), and copy number variants (CNVs). CNVs affect gene expression by altering the genome structure and transposable elements within a region. CNVs are greater than 1 kb in size; hence, CNVs can produce more variation than can individual single-nucleotide variations that are detected by next-generation sequencing. Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an α-synucleinopathy adult-onset disorder. Pathologically, it is characterized by insoluble aggregation of filamentous α-synuclein in brain oligodendrocytes...
November 29, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185072/in-vivo-models-of-alpha-synuclein-transmission-and-propagation
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REVIEW
Ariadna Recasens, Ayse Ulusoy, Philipp J Kahle, Donato A Di Monte, Benjamin Dehay
The abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein aggregates in neurons, nerve fibers, or glial cells is the hallmark of a group of neurodegenerative diseases known collectively as α-synucleinopathies. Clinical, neuropathological, and experimental evidence strongly suggests that α-synuclein plays a role not only as a trigger of pathological processes at disease inception, but also as a mediator of pathological spreading during disease progression. Specific properties of α-synuclein, such as its ability to pass from one neuron to another, its tendency to aggregate, and its potential to generate self-propagating species, have been described and elucidated in animal models and may contribute to the relentless exacerbation of Parkinson's disease pathology in patients...
November 29, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184902/vertebrate-food-products-as-a-potential-source-of-prion-like-%C3%AE-synuclein
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REVIEW
Bryan Andrew Killinger, Viviane Labrie
The aberrant aggregation of the protein α-synuclein is thought to be involved in Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the factors that lead to initiation and propagation of α-synuclein aggregation are not clearly understood. Recently, the hypothesis that α-synuclein aggregation spreads via a prion-like mechanism originating in the gut has gained much scientific attention. If α-synuclein spreads via a prion-like mechanism, then an important question becomes, what are the origins of this prion-like species? Here we review the possibility that α-synuclein aggregation could be seeded via the ingestion of a prion-like α-synuclein species contained within food products originating from vertebrates...
2017: NPJ Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183796/heat-shock-protein-70-suppresses-neuroinflammation-induced-by-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-astrocytes
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Wen-Wen Yu, Sheng-Nan Cao, Cai-Xia Zang, Lu Wang, Han-Yu Yang, Xiu-Qi Bao, Dan Zhang
Neuroinflammation triggered by activation of glial cells plays an important role in the pathophysiology of several neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson's disease (PD). Besides microglia, astrocytes are also critical in initiating and perpetuating inflammatory process associated with PD. Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) is originally described as intracellular chaperone, however, recent study revealed that it had anti-inflammatory effects as well. The present study is designed to investigate whether Hsp70 mediates neuroinflammation in astrocytes...
November 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180403/sumoylation-and-ubiquitination-reciprocally-regulate-%C3%AE-synuclein-degradation-and-pathological-aggregation
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Ruth Rott, Raymonde Szargel, Vered Shani, Haya Hamza, Mor Savyon, Fatimah Abd Elghani, Rina Bandopadhyay, Simone Engelender
α-Synuclein accumulation is a pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). Ubiquitinated α-synuclein is targeted to proteasomal or lysosomal degradation. Here, we identify SUMOylation as a major mechanism that counteracts ubiquitination by different E3 ubiquitin ligases and regulates α-synuclein degradation. We report that PIAS2 promotes SUMOylation of α-synuclein, leading to a decrease in α-synuclein ubiquitination by SIAH and Nedd4 ubiquitin ligases, and causing its accumulation and aggregation into inclusions...
November 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180135/alpha-synuclein-transgenic-mice-h-%C3%AE-synl62-display-%C3%AE-syn-aggregation-and-a-dopaminergic-phenotype-reminiscent-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Silke Frahm, Valeria Melis, David Horsley, Janet E Rickard, Gernot Riedel, Paula Fadda, Maria Scherma, Charles R Harrington, Claude M Wischik, Franz Theuring, Karima Schwab
Alpha-Synuclein (α-Syn) accumulation is considered a major risk factor for the development of synucleinopathies such as Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies. We have generated mice overexpressing full-length human α-Syn fused to a membrane-targeting signal sequence under the control of the mouse Thy1-promotor. Three separate lines (L56, L58 and L62) with similar gene expression levels, but considerably heightened protein accumulation in L58 and L62, were established. In L62, there was widespread labelling of α-Syn immunoreactivity in brain including spinal cord, basal forebrain, cortex and striatum...
November 24, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177427/synaptic-phosphorylated-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Martí Colom-Cadena, Jordi Pegueroles, Abigail G Herrmann, Christopher M Henstridge, Laia Muñoz, Marta Querol-Vilaseca, Carla San Martín-Paniello, Joan Luque-Cabecerans, Jordi Clarimon, Olivia Belbin, Raúl Núñez-Llaves, Rafael Blesa, Colin Smith, Chris-Anne McKenzie, Matthew P Frosch, Allyson Roe, Juan Fortea, Jordi Andilla, Pablo Loza-Alvarez, Ellen Gelpi, Bradley T Hyman, Tara L Spires-Jones, Alberto Lleó
Dementia with Lewy bodies is characterized by the accumulation of Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in the CNS, both of which are composed mainly of aggregated α-synuclein phosphorylated at Ser129. Although phosphorylated α-synuclein is believed to exert toxic effects at the synapse in dementia with Lewy bodies and other α-synucleinopathies, direct evidence for the precise synaptic localization has been difficult to achieve due to the lack of adequate optical microscopic resolution to study human synapses. In the present study we applied array tomography, a microscopy technique that combines ultrathin sectioning of tissue with immunofluorescence allowing precise identification of small structures, to quantitatively investigate the synaptic phosphorylated α-synuclein pathology in dementia with Lewy bodies...
November 21, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170290/cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-parkinson-s-disease-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
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Paolo Eusebi, Oskar Hansson, Silvia Paciotti, Massimiliano Orso, Davide Chiasserini, Paolo Calabresi, Kaj Blennow, Lucilla Parnetti
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder related to α-synuclein misfolding and aggregation. For this reason, it belongs to the family of 'synucleinopathies', which also includes some other neurological diseases. Although imaging and ancillary investigations may be helpful in the diagnostic workup, the diagnosis of PD mostly relies on the clinician's expertise. Furthermore, there is a need today for markers that can track the disease progression in PD that might improve the evaluation of novel disease-modifying therapies...
November 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158022/activation-of-the-nrf2-signaling-pathway-and-neuroprotection-of-nigral-dopaminergic-neurons-by-a-novel-synthetic-compound-kms99220
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Ji Ae Lee, Hyo Jin Son, Ji Won Choi, Jinwoo Kim, Se Hee Han, Nari Shin, Ji Hyun Kim, Soo Jeong Kim, Jun Young Heo, Dong Jin Kim, Ki Duk Park, Onyou Hwang
The transcription factor Nrf2 is known to induce gene expression of antioxidant enzymes and proteasome subunits. Because both oxidative stress and protein aggregation have damaging effects on neurons, activation of the Nrf2 signaling should be beneficial against neurodegeneration. In this study, we report a novel synthetic morpholine-containing chalcone KMS99220 that confers neuroprotection. It showed high binding affinity to the Nrf2 inhibitory protein Keap-1 and increased nuclear translocation of Nrf2 and gene expression of the antioxidant enzymes heme oxygenase-1, NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase-1, and the catalytic and modifier subunits of glutamate-cysteine ligase in dopaminergic CATH...
November 17, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157804/anti-parkinsonian-effects-of-%C3%AE-amyrin-are-regulated-via-lgg-1-involved-autophagy-pathway-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Chia-Cheng Wei, Chun-Han Chang, Vivian Hsiu-Chuan Liao
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is associated with aging and is characterized as a movement disorder. Currently, there is still no complete therapy for PD. In recent years, the identification and characterization of medicinal plants to cure or treat PD has gained increasing scientific interest. PURPOSE: In this study, we investigated a pentacyclic triterpenoid compound, β-amyrin, which is found in many medicinal plants for its anti-Parkinsonian effects, using Caenorhabditis elegans (C...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151169/parkinson-s-disease-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Peizhou Jiang, Dennis W Dickson
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, progressive movement disorder of adults and the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. Neuropathologic diagnosis of PD requires moderate-to-marked neuronal loss in the ventrolateral substantia nigra pars compacta and α-synuclein (αS) Lewy body pathology. Nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurodegeneration correlates with the Parkinsonian motor features, but involvement of other peripheral and central nervous system regions leads to a wide range of non-motor features...
November 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150334/a-routinely-used-protein-staining-dye-acts-as-an-inhibitor-of-wild-type-and-mutant-alpha-synuclein-aggregation-and-modulator-of-neurotoxicity
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Nuzhat Ahsan, Ibrar Ahmed Siddique, Sarika Gupta, Avadhesha Surolia
Inhibition of amyloid formation along with modulation of toxicity employing small molecules is emerging as a potential therapeutic approach for protein misfolding disorders which includes Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and Multiple System Atrophy etc. Countless current interventional strategies for treating α-synucleinopathies consider using peptidic and non-peptidic inhibitors for arresting fibrillisation, disrupting existing fibrils and reducing associated toxicity. One group of molecules less exploited in this regard are triphenylmethane dyes...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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