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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336533/critical-residues-and-motifs-for-homodimerization-of-the-first-transmembrane-domain-of-the-plasma-membrane-glycoprotein-cd36
#1
Peng Wei, Fu-de Sun, Li-Min Zuo, Jing Qu, Peng Chen, Li-da Xu, Shi-Zhong Luo
The plasma transmembrane (TM) glycoprotein CD36 is critically involved in many essential signaling processes, especially the binding /uptake of long-chain fatty acids and oxidized low-density lipoproteins. The association of CD36 potentially activates cytosolic protein tyrosine kinases that are thought to associate with the C-terminal cytoplasmic tail of CD36. To understand the mechanisms by which CD36 mediates ligand binding and signal transduction, we have characterized the homo- oligomeric interaction of CD36 TM domains in membrane environments and with molecular dynamics (MD) simulations...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335027/a-transposon-derived-small-rna-regulates-gene-expression-in-salmonella-typhimurium
#2
Michael J Ellis, Ryan S Trussler, Onella Charles, David B Haniford
Bacterial sRNAs play an important role in regulating many cellular processes including metabolism, outer membrane homeostasis and virulence. Although sRNAs were initially found in intergenic regions, there is emerging evidence that protein coding regions of the genome are a rich reservoir of sRNAs. Here we report that the 5΄UTR of IS200 transposase mRNA (tnpA) is processed to produce regulatory RNAs that affect expression of over 70 genes in Salmonella Typhimurium. We provide evidence that the tnpA derived sRNA base-pairs with invF mRNA to repress expression...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325835/picomolar-selective-and-subtype-specific-small-molecule-inhibition-of-trpc1-4-5-channels
#3
Hussein N Rubaiy, Melanie J Ludlow, Matthias Henrot, Hannah J Gaunt, Katarina Miteva, Sin Yin Cheung, Yasuyuki Tanahashi, Nurasyikin Hamzah, Katie E Musialowski, Nicola M Blythe, Hollie L Appleby, Marc A Bailey, Lynn McKeown, Roger Taylor, Richard Foster, Herbert Waldmann, Peter Nussbaumer, Mathias Christmann, Robin S Bon, Katsuhiko Muraki, David J Beech
The concentration of free cytosolic Ca(2+) and the voltage across the plasma membrane are major determinants of cell function. Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cationic channels are known to regulate these parameters but understanding of these channels remains inadequate. Here we focus on Transient Receptor Potential Canonical 4 and 5 proteins (TRPC4 and TRPC5) which assemble as homomers or heteromerize with TRPC1 to form Ca(2+)-permeable non-selective cationic channels in many mammalian cell types. Multiple roles have been suggested including in epilepsy, innate fear, pain and cardiac remodeling but limitations in tools to probe these channels have restricted progress...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324111/arap1-deficiency-causes-photoreceptor-degeneration-in-mice
#4
Ala Moshiri, Devin Humpal, Brian C Leonard, Denise M Imai, Addy Tham, Lynette Bower, Dave Clary, Thomas M Glaser, K C Kent Lloyd, Christopher J Murphy
Purpose: Small guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) ADP-ribosylation factors (Arfs) regulate membrane traffic and actin reorganization under the control of GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs). Arap1 is an Arf-directed GAP that inhibits the trafficking of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to the early endosome, but the diversity of its functions is incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to determine the role of Arap1 in the mammalian retina. Methods: Genetically engineered Arap1 knockout mice were screened for ocular abnormalities in the National Institutes of Health Knockout Mouse Production and Phenotyping (KOMP2) Project...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323882/mir-181-interacts-with-signaling-adaptor-molecule-denn-madd-and-enhances-tnf-induced-cell-death
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Samira Ghorbani, Farideh Talebi, Sedigheh Ghasemi, Ali Jahanbazi Jahan Abad, Mohammed Vojgani, Farshid Noorbakhsh
MicroRNAs are small noncoding RNAs, which regulate the expression of protein coding transcripts through mRNA degradation or translational inhibition. Numerous reports have highlighted the role of miRNAs in regulating cell death pathways including the expression of genes involved in the induction of apoptosis. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a proinflammatory cytokine which can send pro-death signals through its receptor TNFR1. Diverse adaptor molecules including DENN/MADD adaptor protein have been shown to modulate TNF-α pro-death signaling via recruitment of MAP kinases to TNFR1 and activation of pro-survival NFκB signaling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315276/the-sigma-1-receptor-a-therapeutic-target-for-the-treatment-of-als
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Timur A Mavlyutov, Erin M Baker, Tasher M Losenegger, Jaimie R Kim, Brian Torres, Miles L Epstein, Arnold E Ruoho
The membrane bound 223 amino acid Sigma-1 Receptor (S1R) serves as a molecular chaperone and functional regulator of many signaling proteins. Spinal cord motor neuron activation occurs, in part, via large ventral horn cholinergic synapses called C-boutons/C-terminals. Chronic excitation of motor neurons and alterations in C-terminals has been associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS ). The S1R has an important role in regulating motor neuron function. High levels of the S1R are localized in postsynaptic endoplasmic reticulum (ER) subsurface cisternae within 10-20 nm of the plasma membrane that contain muscarinic type 2 acetylcholine receptors (M2AChR), calcium activated potassium channels (Kv2...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315262/a-review-of-the-human-sigma-1-receptor-structure
#7
Felipe Ossa, Jason R Schnell, José Luis Ortega-Roldan
The Sigma-1 Receptor (S1R) is a small, ligand-regulated integral membrane protein involved in cell homeostasis and the cellular stress response. The receptor has a multitude of protein and small molecule interaction partners with therapeutic potential. Newly reported structures of the human S1R in ligand-bound states provides essential insights into small molecule binding in the context of the overall protein structure. The structure also raises many interesting questions and provides an excellent starting point for understanding the molecular tricks employed by this small membrane receptor to modulate a large number of signaling events...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314430/calf-spleen-extractive-injection-csei-a-small-peptides-enriched-extraction-induces-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-apoptosis-via-ros-mapks-dependent-mitochondrial-pathway
#8
Dongxu Jia, Wenqian Lu, Xinrui Zhang, Guangsheng Cai, Lirong Teng, Xinyu Wang, Minghai Zhang, Yan Zeng, Chunhua Liang, Di Wang
Calf Spleen Extractive Injection (CSEI), a small peptides enriched extraction, performs immunomodulatory activity on cancer patients suffering from radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The present study aims to investigate the anti-hepatocellular carcinoma effects of CSEI in cells and tumor-xenografted mouse models. In HepG2 and SMMC-7721 cells, CSEI reduced cell viability, enhanced apoptosis rate, caused reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, inhibited migration ability, and induced caspases cascade and mitochondrial membrane potential dissipation...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300846/regulation-of-rhoa-activity-by-the-cellular-prion-protein
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Hee-Jun Kim, Hong-Seok Choi, Jeong-Ho Park, Mo-Jong Kim, Hyoung-Gon Lee, Robert Bob Petersen, Yong-Sun Kim, Jae-Bong Park, Eun-Kyoung Choi
The cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) is a highly conserved glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored membrane protein that is involved in the signal transduction during the initial phase of neurite outgrowth. The Ras homolog gene family member A (RhoA) is a small GTPase that is known to have an essential role in regulating the development, differentiation, survival, and death of neurons in the central nervous system. Although recent studies have shown the dysregulation of RhoA in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, the role of RhoA in prion pathogenesis remains unclear...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299835/multiple-atp-binding-cassette-transporters-are-involved-in-insecticide-resistance-in-the-small-brown-planthopper-laodelphax-striatellus
#10
H Sun, J Pu, F Chen, J Wang, Z Han
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are membrane-bound proteins involved in the movement of various substrates, including drugs and insecticides, across the lipid membrane. Demonstration of the role of human ABC transporters in multidrug resistance has led to speculation that they might be an important mechanism controlling the fate of insecticides in insects. However, the role of ABC transporters in insects remains largely unknown. The small brown planthopper, Laodelphax striatellus Fallén, has developed resistance to most of the insecticides used for its control...
March 16, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298523/identification-of-c3b-binding-small-molecule-complement-inhibitors-using-cheminformatics
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Brandon L Garcia, D Andrew Skaff, Arindam Chatterjee, Anders Hanning, John K Walker, Gerald J Wyckoff, Brian V Geisbrecht
The complement system is an elegantly regulated biochemical cascade formed by the collective molecular recognition properties and proteolytic activities of more than two dozen membrane-bound or serum proteins. Complement plays diverse roles in human physiology, such as acting as a sentry against invading microorganisms, priming of the adaptive immune response, and removal of immune complexes. However, dysregulation of complement can serve as a trigger for a wide range of human diseases, which include autoimmune, inflammatory, and degenerative conditions...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296343/a-genome-wide-sirna-screen-for-regulators-of-tumor-suppressor-p53-activity-in-human-non-small-lung-cancer-cells-identifies-components-of-the-rna-splicing-machinery-as-targets-for-anticancer-treatment
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Ellen Siebring-van Olst, Maxime Blijlevens, Renee X de Menezes, Ida H van der Meulen-Muileman, Egbert F Smit, Victor W van Beusechem
Reinstating wild-type tumor suppressor p53 activity could be a valuable option for the treatment of cancer. To contribute to development of new treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), we performed genome-wide siRNA screens for determinants of p53 activity in NSCLC cells. We identified many genes not previously known to be involved in regulating p53 activity. Silencing p53 pathway inhibitor genes was associated with loss of cell viability. The largest functional gene cluster influencing p53 activity was mRNA splicing...
March 13, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295320/brefeldin-a-sensitive-mechanisms-contribute-to-endocytotic-membrane-retrieval-and-vesicle-recycling-in-cerebellar-granule-cells
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Alberto Rampérez, José Sánchez-Prieto, Magdalena Torres
The recycling of synaptic vesicle (SV) proteins and transmitter release both occur at multiple sites along the axon. These processes are sensitive to inhibition of the small GTP binding protein ARF1, which regulates the AP-1/AP-3 complex. As the axon matures, SV recycling becomes restricted to the presynaptic bouton, and its machinery undergoes a complex process of maturation. We used the styryl dye FM1-43 to highlight differences in the efficiency of membrane recycling at different sites in cerebellar granule cells cultured for 7 days in vitro...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294977/phosphoinositides-major-actors-in-membrane-trafficking-and-lipid-signaling-pathways
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REVIEW
Johan-Owen De Craene, Dimitri L Bertazzi, Séverine Bär, Sylvie Friant
Phosphoinositides are lipids involved in the vesicular transport of proteins and lipids between the different compartments of eukaryotic cells. They act by recruiting and/or activating effector proteins and thus are involved in regulating various cellular functions, such as vesicular budding, membrane fusion and cytoskeleton dynamics. Although detected in small concentrations in membranes, their role is essential to cell function, since imbalance in their concentrations is a hallmark of many cancers. Their synthesis involves phosphorylating/dephosphorylating positions D3, D4 and/or D5 of their inositol ring by specific lipid kinases and phosphatases...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294298/proteins-and-chemical-chaperones-involved-in-neuronal-nicotinic-receptor-expression-and-function-an-update
#15
REVIEW
Arianna Crespi, Sara Francesca Colombo, Cecilia Gotti
Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are a family of acetylcholine-(ACh) gated cation channels and their homeostasis or proteostasis is essential for the correct physiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The proteostasis network regulates the folding, assembly, degradation and trafficking of nAChRs in order to ensure their efficient functional cell surface expression. However, as nAChRs are multisubunit, multispan, integral membrane proteins, the folding and assembly is a very inefficient process, and only a small portion of subunits can form functional pentamers...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293543/the-tudor-staphylococcal-nuclease-protein-of-entamoeba-histolytica-participates-in-transcription-regulation-and-stress-response
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Javier Cázares-Apátiga, Christian Medina-Gómez, Bibiana Chávez-Munguía, Mercedes Calixto-Gálvez, Esther Orozco, Carlos Vázquez-Calzada, Aarón Martínez-Higuera, Mario A Rodríguez
Entamoeba histolytica is the protozoa parasite responsible of human amoebiasis, disease that causes from 40,000 to 100,000 deaths annually worldwide. However, few are known about the expression regulation of molecules involved in its pathogenicity. Transcription of some virulence-related genes is positively controlled by the cis-regulatory element named URE1. Previously we identified the transcription factor that binds to URE1, which displayed a nuclear and cytoplasmic localization. This protein belongs to the Tudor Staphyococcal nuclease (TSN) family, which in other systems participates in virtually all pathways of gene expression, suggesting that this amoebic transcription factor (EhTSN; former EhURE1BP) could also play multiple functions in E...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293177/mscs-derived-exosomes-and-neuroinflammation-neurogenesis-and-therapy-of-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
REVIEW
Yongxiang Yang, Yuqin Ye, Xinhong Su, Jun He, Wei Bai, Xiaosheng He
Exosomes are endosomal origin membrane-enclosed small vesicles (30-100 nm) that contain various molecular constituents including proteins, lipids, mRNAs and microRNAs. Accumulating studies demonstrated that exosomes initiated and regulated neuroinflammation, modified neurogenic niches and neurogenesis, and were even of potential significance in treating some neurological diseases. These tiny extracellular vesicles (EVs) can derive from some kinds of multipotent cells such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that have been confirmed to be a potentially promising therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in experimental models and in preclinical studies...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284981/exosomes-from-m1-polarized-macrophages-potentiate-the-cancer-vaccine-by-creating-a-pro-inflammatory-microenvironment-in-the-lymph-node
#18
Lifang Cheng, Yuhua Wang, Leaf Huang
Exosomes are small membrane-bound vesicular particles generated by most cells for intercellular communication and regulation. During biogenesis, specific lipids, RNAs, proteins, and carbohydrates are enriched and packaged into the vesicles so that the exosomal contents reflect not only the source but also the physiological conditions of the parental cells. These exosomes transport materials or signals to the target cells for diverse physiological purposes. Our study focused on the exosomes derived from M1-polarized, proinflammatory macrophages for the possibility of using M1 exosomes as an immunopotentiator for a cancer vaccine...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275190/identification-of-serinc5-001-as-the-predominant-spliced-isoform-for-hiv-1-restriction
#19
Xianfeng Zhang, Tao Zhou, Jie Yang, Yumei Lin, Jing Shi, Xihe Zhang, Dylan A Frabutt, Xiangwei Zeng, Sunan Li, Patrick J Venta, Yong-Hui Zheng
Among the five serine incorporator (SERINC) family members, SERINC5 (Ser5) was reported to strongly inhibit HIV-1 replication, which is counteracted by Nef. Ser5 produces 5 alternatively spliced isoforms: Ser5-001 has 10 putative transmembrane domains, whereas Ser5-004, -005, -008a, and -008b do not have the last one. Here, we confirmed the strong Ser5 anti-HIV-1 activity and investigated its isoforms' expression and antiviral activity. It was found that Ser5-001 transcripts were detected at least 10-fold more than the other isoforms by real-time quantitative PCR...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272419/acid-phosphatase-2-acp2-is-required-for-membrane-fusion-during-influenza-virus-entry
#20
Jihye Lee, Jinhee Kim, Kidong Son, Anne-Laure Pham Humg d'Alexandry d'Orengiani, Ji-Young Min
Influenza viruses exploit host factors to successfully replicate in infected cells. Using small interfering RNA (siRNA) technology, we identified six human genes required for influenza A virus (IAV) replication. Here we focused on the role of acid phosphatase 2 (ACP2), as its knockdown showed the greatest inhibition of IAV replication. In IAV-infected cells, depletion of ACP2 resulted in a significant reduction in the expression of viral proteins and mRNA, and led to the attenuation of virus multi-cycle growth...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
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