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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145450/enhanced-expression-of-cell-surface-b-cell-receptor-associated-protein-31-contributes-to-poor-survival-of-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells
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Se-Ri Seo, Hyun Min Lee, Hong Seo Choi, Won-Tae Kim, Eun-Wie Cho, Chun Jeih Ryu
B-cell receptor-associated protein 31 (BAP31) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein which plays a role as a molecular chaperone for the newly synthesized transmembrane proteins. BAP31 is also an important apoptosis regulator for extrinsic apoptosis induction in the ER membrane. Recent studies have shown that BAP31 is also expressed on the surface of embryonic stem cells. However, the function of cell surface BAP31 (csBAP31) still remains unclarified. In an attempt to search for surface markers on tumorspheres, here, we generated monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against the sphere cells from the non-small cell lung carcinoma cell (NSCLC) line A549...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133465/cortical-microtubule-disordering1-is-required-for-secondary-cell-wall-patterning-in-xylem-vessels
#2
Takema Sasaki, Hiroo Fukuda, Yoshihisa Oda
Proper patterning of the cell wall is essential for plant cell development. Cortical microtubule arrays direct the deposition patterns of cell walls at the plasma membrane. However, the precise mechanism underlying cortical microtubule organization is not well understood. Here, we show that a microtubule-associated protein, CORD1 (CORTICAL MICROTUBULE DISORDERING 1), is required for the pitted secondary cell wall pattern of metaxylem vessels in Arabidopsis thaliana. Loss of CORD1 and its paralog, CORD2, led to the formation of irregular secondary cell walls with small pits in metaxylem vessels, while overexpressing CORD1 led to the formation of abnormally enlarged secondary cell wall pits...
November 13, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133163/non-visual-arrestins-regulate-the-focal-adhesion-formation-via-small-gtpases-rhoa-and-rac1-independently-of-gpcrs
#3
Whitney M Cleghorn, Nada Bulus, Seunghyi Kook, Vsevolod V Gurevich, Roy Zent, Eugenia V Gurevich
Arrestins recruit a variety of signaling proteins to active phosphorylated G protein-coupled receptors in the plasma membrane and to the cytoskeleton. Loss of arrestins leads to decreased cell migration, altered cell shape, and an increase in focal adhesions. Small GTPases of the Rho family are molecular switches that regulate actin cytoskeleton and affect a variety of dynamic cellular functions including cell migration and cell morphology. Here we show that non-visual arrestins differentially regulate RhoA and Rac1 activity to promote cell spreading via actin reorganization, and focal adhesion formation via two distinct mechanisms...
November 10, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127297/rab5-is-critical-for-snap23-regulated-granule-granule-fusion-during-compound-exocytosis
#4
Ofir Klein, Amit Roded, Neta Zur, Nurit P Azouz, Olga Pasternak, Koret Hirschberg, Ilan Hammel, Paul A Roche, Ayaka Yatsu, Mitsunori Fukuda, Stephen J Galli, Ronit Sagi-Eisenberg
Compound exocytosis is considered the most massive mode of exocytosis, during which the membranes of secretory granules (SGs) fuse with each other to form a channel through which the entire contents of their granules is released. The underlying mechanisms of compound exocytosis remain largely unresolved. Here we show that the small GTPase Rab5, a known regulator of endocytosis, is pivotal for compound exocytosis in mast cells. Silencing of Rab5 shifts receptor-triggered secretion from a compound to a full exocytosis mode, in which SGs individually fuse with the plasma membrane...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127148/ubc9-binds-to-adap-and-is-required-for-rap1-membrane-recruitment-rac1-activation-and-integrin-mediated-t-cell-adhesion
#5
Yiwei Xiong, Chengjin Ye, Naiqi Yang, Madanqi Li, Hebin Liu
Although the immune adaptor adhesion and degranulation-promoting adaptor protein (ADAP) acts as a key mediator of integrin inside-out signaling leading to T cell adhesion, the regulation of this adaptor during integrin activation and clustering remains unclear. We now identify Ubc9, the sole small ubiquitin-related modifier E2 conjugase, as an essential regulator of ADAP where it is required for TCR-induced membrane recruitment of the small GTPase Rap1 and its effector protein RapL and for activation of the small GTPase Rac1 in T cell adhesion...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125808/monocyte-derived-procoagulant-microvesicles-induced-by-high-glucose-can-be-attenuated-by-the-antioxidant-n-acetyl-l-cysteine-partly-through-the-p38-mapk-pathway
#6
Mingzhen Li, Xiao Zhang, Jing Yu, Xin Wu, Lirong Sun
BACKGROUND: Microvesicles (MVs) are small membrane vesicles that are derived from many different cell types by a process of exocytic budding of the plasma membrane. MVs may be associated with a higher incidence of vascular disease in diabetic patients, but the mechanism of this association is unclear. Diabetic patients also show hypercoagulability and platelet hyperaggregability. In this study, we investigated the generation and activity of high glucose (HG)-induced MVs from monocytes to elucidate the potential mechanism of such MVs in diabetes...
November 10, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120102/deciphering-lipid-codes-k-ras-as-a-paradigm
#7
REVIEW
Yong Zhou, John F Hancock
The cell plasma membrane (PM) is a highly dynamic and heterogeneous lipid environment, driven by complex hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions among the hundreds of types of lipid species. Although the biophysical processes governing lipid lateral segregation in the cell PM have been established in vitro, biological implications of lipid heterogeneity are poorly understood. Of particular interest is how membrane proteins potentially utilize transient spatial clustering of PM lipids to regulate function...
November 9, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119228/macropinocytosis-mtorc1-and-cellular-growth-control
#8
REVIEW
Sei Yoshida, Regina Pacitto, Ken Inoki, Joel Swanson
The growth and proliferation of metazoan cells are driven by cellular nutrient status and by extracellular growth factors. Growth factor receptors on cell surfaces initiate biochemical signals that increase anabolic metabolism and macropinocytosis, an actin-dependent endocytic process in which relatively large volumes of extracellular solutes and nutrients are internalized and delivered efficiently into lysosomes. Macropinocytosis is prominent in many kinds of cancer cells, and supports the growth of cells transformed by oncogenic K-Ras...
November 8, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117944/small-molecule-sigma1-modulator-induces-autophagic-degradation-of-pd-l1
#9
Christina M Maher, Jeffrey D Thomas, Derick A Haas, Charles G Longen, Halley M Oyer, Jane Y Tong, Felix J Kim
Emerging evidence suggests that Sigma1 (SIGMAR1, also known as sigma-1 receptor) is a unique ligand-regulated integral membrane scaffolding protein that contributes to cellular protein and lipid homeostasis. Previously, we demonstrated that some small molecule modulators of Sigma1 alter endoplasmic reticulum (ER) associated protein homeostasis pathways in cancer cells, including the unfolded protein response and autophagy. Programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a type 1 integral membrane glycoprotein that is co-translationally inserted into the ER and is processed and transported through the secretory pathway...
November 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115404/downregulation-of-mitochondrial-uqcrb-inhibits-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-in-glioblastoma
#10
Narae Jung, Ho Jeong Kwon, Hye Jin Jung
Glioblastoma stem cell targeted therapies have become a powerful strategy for the treatment of this deadliest brain tumor. We demonstrate for the first time that downregulation of mitochondrial ubiquinol-cytochrome c reductase binding protein (UQCRB) inhibits the cancer stem cell-like properties in human glioblastoma cells. The synthetic small molecules targeting UQCRB significantly suppressed not only the self-renewal capacity such as growth and neurosphere formation, but also the metastatic potential such as migration and invasion of glioblastoma stem‑like cells (GSCs) derived from U87MG and U373MG at subtoxic concentrations...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113748/roles-for-xenopus-aquaporin-3b-aqp3-l-during-gastrulation-fibrillar-fibronectin-and-tissue-boundary-establishment-in-the-dorsal-margin
#11
Jennifer Forecki, Daniel J Van Antwerp, Sean M Lujan, Christa S Merzdorf
Aquaporins and aquaglyceroporins are a large family of membrane channel proteins that allow rapid movement of water and small, uncharged solutes into and out of cells along concentration gradients. Recently, aquaporins have been gaining recognition for more complex biological roles than the regulation of cellular osmotic homeostasis. We have identified a specific expression pattern for Xenopus aqp3b (also called aqp3.L) during gastrulation, where it is localized to the sensorial (deep) layer of the blastocoel roof and dorsal margin...
November 4, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111771/staphylococcus-aureus-alpha-toxin-induces-actin-filament-remodeling-in-human-airway-epithelial-model-cells
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Sabine Ziesemer, Ina Eiffler, Alfrun Schönberg, Christian Müller, Falko Hochgräfe, Achim G Beule, Jan-Peter Hildebrandt
Exposure of cultured human airway epithelial model cells (16HBE14o-, S9) to Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin (hemolysin A, Hla) induces changes in cell morphology and cell layer integrity which are due to the inability of the cells to maintain stable cell-cell or focal contacts and to properly organize their actin cytoskeleton. The aim of this study was to identify Hla-activated signaling pathways involved in regulating the phosphorylation level of the actin depolymerizing factor cofilin. We used recombinant wild-type Hla (rHla) as well as a variant of Hla (rHla-H35L) that is unable to form functional transmembrane pores to treat immortalized human airway epithelial cells (16HBE14o-, S9) as well as freshly isolated human nasal tissue...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110392/nhe3-blockade-ameliorates-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-via-inhibition-of-sglt1-mediated-glucose-absorption-in-the-small-intestine
#13
Leo K Y Chan, Yi Wang, Enders K W Ng, Po Sing Leung
AIM: Na(+) /H(+) exchanger 3 (NHE3) is an exchanger localized to the small intestinal brush border membrane (BBM). Here, we unraveled the role of NHE3 in SGLT1-mediated small intestinal BBM glucose absorption and functional implication in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human jejunal samples were obtained from patients undergoing gastrectomy. (14) C-glucose absorption was measured by liquid scintillation counting. NHE3 expression was suppressed by siRNA-mediated knockdown or augmented in Caco2 cells...
November 7, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100341/septin-remodeling-is-essential-for-the-formation-of-cell-membrane-protrusions-microtentacles-in-detached-tumor-cells
#14
Kristine Østevold, Ana V Meléndez, Friederike Lehmann, Gudula Schmidt, Klaus Aktories, Carsten Schwan
Microtentacles are mostly microtubule-based cell protrusions that are formed by detached tumor cells. Here, we report that the formation of tumor cell microtentacles depends on the presence and dynamics of guanine nucleotide-binding proteins of the septin family, which are part of the cytoskeleton. In matrix-attached breast, lung, prostate and pancreas cancer cells, septins are associated with the cytosolic actin cytoskeleton. Detachment of cells causes redistribution of septins to the membrane, where microtentacle formation occurs...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098149/regulation-of-ire1%C3%AE-by-the-small-molecule-inhibitor-4%C3%AE-8c-in-hepatoma-cells
#15
Claire Stewart, Andrea Estrada, Paul Kim, Dong Wang, Yuren Wei, Chris Gentile, Michael Pagliassotti
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is activated in response to impairments of the folding environment in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The most conserved arm of the UPR, inositol-requiring ER-to-nucleus signaling protein (IRE1α), has been linked to the regulation of a diverse array of cellular processes including ER-associated degradation, inflammatory signaling, cell proliferation and membrane biogenesis. Recent studies have utilized the selective, small molecule inhibitor, 4μ8c, to examine the role of IRE1α endoribonuclease (RNase) activity in various cell types including multiple myeloma, mouse embryonic fibroblasts and pancreatic beta cells [1-5]...
April 2017: Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096761/profilin-1-plays-feedback-role-in-actin-mediated-polar-body-extrusion-in-mouse-oocytes
#16
Jun Liu, Qiao-Chu Wang, Xing Duan, Xiang-Shun Cui, Nam-Hyung Kim, Yu Zhang, Shao-Chen Sun
Mammalian oocytes undergo several crucial processes during meiosis maturation, including spindle formation and migration and polar body extrusion, which rely on the regulation of actin. As a small actin-binding protein, profilin 1 plays a central role in the regulation of actin assembly. However, the functions of profilin 1 in mammalian oocytes are uncertain. To investigate the function of profilin 1 in oocytes, immunofluorescent staining was first used to examine profilin 1 localisation. The results showed that profilin 1 was localised around the meiotic spindles and was colocalised with cytoplasmic actin...
November 3, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096559/retinoic-acid-receptors-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-are-involved-in-antioxidative-protection-in-renal-tubular-epithelial-cells-injury-induced-by-hypoxia-reoxygenation
#17
Ling Jiang, Yuanhan Qin, Fengying Lei, Xiuping Chen, Zhiqiang Zhou
Renal interstitial fibrosis (RIF) is a common outcome in various chronic kidney diseases. Injury to renal tubular epithelial cell (RTEC) is major link in RIF. Hypoxia is one of the common factors for RTEC damage. Retinoic acid receptors (RARs), RARα, RARβ and RARγ, are evolutionary conserved and pleiotropic proteins that have been involved in various cellular functions, including proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and transcription. Recently, we discovered that aberrant expression of RARs was involved in the development of RIF in rats...
November 3, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089386/rufy3-is-an-adapter-protein-for-small-gtpases-that-activates-a-rac-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-to-control-neuronal-polarity
#18
Atsuko Honda, Hiroshi Usui, Kenji Sakimura, Michihiro Igarashi
RUN and FYVE domain-containing 3 (Rufy3) is an adapter protein for small GTPase proteins and is bound to activated Rap2, a Ras family protein in the developing neuron. Previously, we reported the presence of a rapid cell polarity determination mechanism involving Rufy3, which is likely required for in vivo neuronal development. However, the molecular details of this mechanism are unclear. To this end, here we produced Rufy3 knockout (Rufy3-KO) mice to study the role of Rufy3 in more detail. Examining Rufy3-KO neurons, we found that Rufy3 is recruited via glycoprotein M6A (GPM6a) to detergent-resistant membrane domains, which are biochemically similar to lipid rafts...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084218/concerted-regulation-of-npc2-binding-to-endosomal-lysosomal-membranes-by-bis-monoacylglycero-phosphate-and-sphingomyelin
#19
Giray Enkavi, Heikki Mikkolainen, Burçin Güngör, Elina Ikonen, Ilpo Vattulainen
Niemann-Pick Protein C2 (npc2) is a small soluble protein critical for cholesterol transport within and from the lysosome and the late endosome. Intriguingly, npc2-mediated cholesterol transport has been shown to be modulated by lipids, yet the molecular mechanism of npc2-membrane interactions has remained elusive. Here, based on an extensive set of atomistic simulations and free energy calculations, we clarify the mechanism and energetics of npc2-membrane binding and characterize the roles of physiologically relevant key lipids associated with the binding process...
October 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081402/conformational-memory-in-the-association-of-the-transmembrane-protein-phospholamban-with-the-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-calcium-pump-serca
#20
Serena Smeazzetto, Gareth P Armanious, Marai Rosa Moncelli, Jessi J Bak, M Joanne Lemieux, Howard S Young, Francesco Tadini-Buoninsegni
The sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase SERCA promotes muscle relaxation by pumping calcium ions from the cytoplasm into the sarcoplasmic reticulum. SERCA activity is regulated by a variety of small transmembrane peptides, most notably by phospholamban in cardiac muscle and sarcolipin in skeletal muscle. However, how phospholamban and sarcolipin regulate SERCA is not fully understood. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of phospholamban and sarcolipin on calcium translocation and ATP hydrolysis by SERCA under conditions that mimic environments in sarcoplasmic reticulum membranes...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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