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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342809/identity-and-function-of-a-cardiac-mitochondrial-small-conductance-ca-2-activated-k-channel-splice-variant
#1
Meiying Yang, Amadou K S Camara, Mohammed Aldakkak, Wai-Meng Kwok, David F Stowe
We provide evidence for location and function of a small conductance, Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (SKCa) channel isoform 3 (SK3) in mitochondria (m) of guinea pig, rat and human ventricular myocytes. SKCa agonists protected isolated hearts and mitochondria against ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury; SKCa antagonists worsened IR injury. Intravenous infusion of a SKCa channel agonist/antagonist, respectively, in intact rats was effective in reducing/enhancing regional infarct size induced by coronary artery occlusion...
March 22, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337707/investigation-of-yeast-mitophagy-with-fluorescence-microscopy-and-western-blotting
#2
Sachiyo Nagumo, Koji Okamoto
Selective clearance of superfluous or dysfunctional mitochondria is a fundamental process that depends on the autophagic membrane trafficking pathways found in many cell types. This catabolic event, called mitophagy, is conserved from yeast to humans and serves to control mitochondrial quality and quantity. In budding yeast, degradation of mitochondria occurs under various physiological conditions, such as respiration at stationary phase, or starvation in a prolonged period. During these events, the transmembrane protein Atg32 localizes to the mitochondrial surface and plays a specific and essential role in yeast mitophagy...
March 24, 2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334866/c9orf72-and-rab7l1-regulate-vesicle-trafficking-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-frontotemporal-dementia
#3
Yoshitsugu Aoki, Raquel Manzano, Yi Lee, Ruxandra Dafinca, Misako Aoki, Andrew G L Douglas, Miguel A Varela, Chaitra Sathyaprakash, Jakub Scaber, Paola Barbagallo, Pieter Vader, Imre Mäger, Kariem Ezzat, Martin R Turner, Naoki Ito, Samanta Gasco, Norihiko Ohbayashi, Samir El Andaloussi, Shin'ichi Takeda, Mitsunori Fukuda, Kevin Talbot, Matthew J A Wood
A non-coding hexanucleotide repeat expansion in intron 1 of the C9orf72 gene is the most common cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (C9ALS/FTD), however, the precise molecular mechanism by which the C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion directs C9ALS/FTD pathogenesis remains unclear. Here, we report a novel disease mechanism arising due to the interaction of C9ORF72 with the RAB7L1 GTPase to regulate vesicle trafficking. Endogenous interaction between C9ORF72 and RAB7L1 was confirmed in human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells...
February 23, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334804/a-critical-role-of-hrd1-in-the-regulation-of-optineurin-degradation-and-aggresome-formation
#4
Jiahui Mao, Qin Xia, Chunfeng Liu, Zheng Ying, Hongfeng Wang, Guanghui Wang
Mutations in optineurin (OPTN) are associated with several human disorders including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). OPTN is known to be a multifunctional autophagy receptor that plays important roles in NF-κB signaling, vesicle trafficking, maintenance of the Golgi apparatus and autophagy. Given that a loss of neurons and an abnormal aggregation of disease proteins are two key features of neurodegenerative diseases, protein quality control systems are considered to be tightly associated with neurodegeneration...
March 11, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334785/amino-acid-substitution-equivalent-to-human-chorea-acanthocytosis-i2771r-in-yeast-vps13-protein-affects-its-binding-to-phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphate
#5
Weronika Rzepnikowska, Krzysztof Flis, Joanna Kaminska, Marcin Grynberg, Agnieszka Urbanek, Kathryn R Ayscough, Teresa Zoladek
The rare human disorder chorea-acanthocytosis (ChAc) is caused by mutations in hVPS13A gene. The hVps13A protein interacts with actin and regulates the level of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P) in the membranes of neuronal cells. Yeast Vps13 is involved in vacuolar protein transport and, like hVps13A, participates in PI4P metabolism. Vps13 proteins are conserved in eukaryotes, but their molecular function remains unknown. One of the mutations found in ChAc patients causes amino acids substitution I2771R which affects the localization of hVps13A in skeletal muscles...
March 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333714/novel-regulators-of-plasma-lipid-levels
#6
Natalia Loaiza, Federico Oldoni, Jan A Kuivenhoven
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight very recent studies identifying novel regulatory molecules and mechanisms in plasma lipid metabolism. RECENT FINDINGS: Two novel regulatory mechanisms of LDL receptor (LDLR) intracellular trafficking have been described. The "COMMD/CCDC22/CCDC93" and "Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein and SCAR homologue" complexes were found to be involved in LDLR endosomal sorting and recycling, whereas the GRP94 was shown to protect LDLR from early degradation within the hepatocyte secretory pathway...
March 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331097/loss-of-the-human-cytomegalovirus-us16-protein-abrogates-virus-entry-into-endothelial-and-epithelial-cells-by-reducing-the-virion-content-of-the-pentamer
#7
Anna Luganini, Noemi Cavaletto, Stefania Raimondo, Stefano Geuna, Giorgio Gribaudo
The Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) US12 gene family encodes a group of predicted seven-transmembrane proteins whose functions have yet to be established. While inactivation of individual US12 members in laboratory strains of HCMV does not affect viral replication in fibroblasts, disruption of the US16 gene in the low-passage TR strain prevents viral growth in endothelial and epithelial cells. In these cells, the US16-null viruses fail to express IE, E, and L viral proteins due to a defect which occurs prior to IE gene expression...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331092/monkeypox-virus-host-factor-screen-in-haploid-cells-identifies-essential-role-of-garp-complex-in-extracellular-virus-formation
#8
Susan Realegeno, Andreas S Puschnik, Amrita Kumar, Cynthia Goldsmith, Jillybeth Burgado, Suryaprakash Sambhara, Victoria A Olson, Darin Carroll, Inger Damon, Tetsuya Hirata, Taroh Kinoshita, Jan E Carette, Panayampalli Subbian Satheshkumar
Monkeypox virus (MPXV) is a human pathogen that is a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus, which includes Vaccinia virus and Variola virus (the causative agent of smallpox). Human monkeypox is considered an emerging zoonotic infectious disease. To identify host factors required for MPXV infection, we performed a genome-wide insertional mutagenesis screen in human haploid cells. The screen revealed several candidate genes, including those involved in Golgi trafficking, glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis and glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) - anchor biosynthesis...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331084/structural-insights-into-emerging-pediatric-pathogens-human-bocaparvoviruses
#9
Mario Mietzsch, Shweta Kailasan, Jamie Garrison, Maria Ilyas, Paul Chipman, Kalle Kantola, Mandy E Janssen, John Spear, Duncan Sousa, Robert McKenna, Kevin Brown, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Timothy Baker, Mavis Agbandje-McKenna
Bocaparvoviruses are emerging pathogens of the Parvoviridae family. Human bocaviruses 1 (HBoV1) causes severe respiratory infections and HBoV2-4 gastrointestinal infections in young children. Recent reports of life threatening cases, lack of direct treatment or vaccination, and a limited understanding of their disease mechanisms demand the need to study these pathogens on a molecular and structural level for the development of therapeutics. Towards this end, the capsid structures of HBoV1, HBoV3, and HBoV4 were determined to 2...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329741/drugs-violence-and-trauma-in-m%C3%A3-xico-and-united-states
#10
Juan Carlos Puyana, Juan Carlos Jacob Puyana, Andres Mariano Rubiano, Jorge Hernan Montenegro, Glyn O Estebanez, Alvaro Ignacio Sanchez, Felipe Vega-Rivera
The impact of illicit drug markets on the occurrence of violence varies tremendously depending on many factors. Over the last years, Mexico and United States (US) has increased security border issues that included many aspects of drug-related trade and criminal activities. Mexico experienced only a small reduction of trauma deaths after severe crime reinforcement policies. This strategy in the war on drugs is shifting the drug market to other Central American countries. This phenomenon is called the ballooning effect where by pressure to control illicit drug related activities in one particular area forces a shift to other more vulnerable areas that lead to increase crime and violence...
March 21, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329706/exposure-to-bacterial-cpg-dna-protects-from-airway-allergic-inflammation-by-expanding-regulatory-lung-interstitial-macrophages
#11
Catherine Sabatel, Coraline Radermecker, Laurence Fievez, Genevieve Paulissen, Svetoslav Chakarov, Claudia Fernandes, Sabine Olivier, Marie Toussaint, Dimitri Pirottin, Xue Xiao, Pascale Quatresooz, Jean-Claude Sirard, Didier Cataldo, Laurent Gillet, Hicham Bouabe, Christophe J Desmet, Florent Ginhoux, Thomas Marichal, Fabrice Bureau
Living in a microbe-rich environment reduces the risk of developing asthma. Exposure of humans or mice to unmethylated CpG DNA (CpG) from bacteria reproduces these protective effects, suggesting a major contribution of CpG to microbe-induced asthma resistance. However, how CpG confers protection remains elusive. We found that exposure to CpG expanded regulatory lung interstitial macrophages (IMs) from monocytes infiltrating the lung or mobilized from the spleen. Trafficking of IM precursors to the lung was independent of CCR2, a chemokine receptor required for monocyte mobilization from the bone marrow...
March 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325894/sumoylation-and-calcium-control-syntaxin-1a-and-secretagogin-sequestration-by-tomosyn-to-regulate-insulin-exocytosis-in-human-%C3%A3-cells
#12
Mourad Ferdaoussi, Jianyang Fu, Xiaoqing Dai, Jocelyn E Manning Fox, Kunimasa Suzuki, Nancy Smith, Gregory Plummer, Patrick E MacDonald
Insulin secretion from pancreatic ß cells is a multistep process that requires the coordination of exocytotic proteins that integrate diverse signals. These include signals derived from metabolic control of post-translational SUMOylation and depolarization-induced rises in intracellular Ca(2+). Here we show that tomosyn, which suppresses insulin exocytosis by binding syntaxin1A, does so in a manner which requires its SUMOylation. Glucose-dependent de-SUMOylation of tomosyn1 at K298 releases syntaxin1A and controls the amplification of exocytosis in concert with a recently-identified tomosyn1-interacting partner; the Ca(2+)-binding protein secretagogin, which dissociates from tomosyn1 in response to Ca(2+)-raising stimuli and is required for insulin granule trafficking and exocytosis downstream of Ca(2+) influx...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324503/visualization-of-human-telomerase-localization-by-fluorescence-microscopy-techniques
#13
Eladio Abreu, Rebecca M Terns, Michael P Terns
Human telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein (RNP) that synthesizes DNA repeats at the ends of chromosomes and maintains telomere length and genome stability. The enzyme is comprised of telomerase RNA (hTR) (which provides the template for telomere addition) and several protein subunits including telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) (the catalytic component). Intracellular trafficking of the enzyme has emerged as an important factor in the regulation of telomerase activity. Telomerase trafficking between nuclear Cajal bodies (proposed sites of telomerase biogenesis and regulation) and telomeres (sites of action) is regulated by the cell cycle in concordance with telomere synthesis during S phase...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324111/arap1-deficiency-causes-photoreceptor-degeneration-in-mice
#14
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/28324000/trh-action-is-impaired-in-pituitaries-of-male-igsf1-deficient-mice
#15
Marc-Olivier Turgeon, Tanya L Silander, Denica Doycheva, Xiao-Hui Liao, Marc Rigden, Luisina Ongaro, Xiang Zhou, Sjoerd D Joustra, Jan M Wit, Mike G Wade, Heike Heuer, Samuel Refetoff, Daniel J Bernard
Loss-of-function mutations in the X-linked immunoglobulin superfamily, member 1 (IGSF1) gene cause central hypothyroidism. IGSF1 is a transmembrane glycoprotein of unknown function expressed in TSH-producing thyrotrope cells of the anterior pituitary gland. The protein is co-translationally cleaved, with only its C-terminal domain (CTD) being trafficked to the plasma membrane. Most intragenic IGSF1 mutations in humans map to the CTD. Here, we used CRISPR-Cas9 to introduce a loss-of-function mutation into the IGSF1-CTD in mice...
January 13, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322932/disruption-of-the-epithelial-barrier-during-intestinal-inflammation-quest-for-new-molecules-and-mechanisms
#16
REVIEW
Susana Lechuga, Andrei I Ivanov
The intestinal epithelium forms a key protective barrier that separates internal organs from the harmful environment of the gut lumen. Increased permeability of the gut barrier is a common manifestation of different inflammatory disorders contributing to the severity of disease. Barrier permeability is controlled by epithelial adherens junctions and tight junctions. Junctional assembly and integrity depend on fundamental homeostatic processes such as cell differentiation, rearrangements of the cytoskeleton, and vesicle trafficking...
March 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320834/early-intracellular-trafficking-of-granulibacter-bethesdensis-in-human-macrophages
#17
Jessica Chu, Margery G Smelkinson, David W Dorward, Kol A Zarember, John I Gallin
Granulibacter bethesdensis is a Gram-negative bacterium that infects patients with Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), a primary immunodeficiency marked by a defect in NOX2, the phagocyte nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase. Previous studies have shown that NOX2 is essential for killing of G. bethesdensis by neutrophils and monocytes and that bacteriostatic activity of monocyte derived macrophages (MDM) requires NOX2 and IFNγ-pretreatment. To determine if G. bethesdensis evades phagolysosomal killing, a host defense pathway intact in both normal and CGD MDM, or occupies a distinct intracellular niche in CGD MDM, we assessed the trafficking patterns of this organism...
March 20, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320825/structure-of-the-rzz-complex-and-molecular-basis-of-its-interaction-with-spindly
#18
Shyamal Mosalaganti, Jenny Keller, Anika Altenfeld, Michael Winzker, Pascaline Rombaut, Michael Saur, Arsen Petrovic, Annemarie Wehenkel, Sabine Wohlgemuth, Franziska Müller, Stefano Maffini, Tanja Bange, Franz Herzog, Herbert Waldmann, Stefan Raunser, Andrea Musacchio
Kinetochores are macromolecular assemblies that connect chromosomes to spindle microtubules (MTs) during mitosis. The metazoan-specific ≈800-kD ROD-Zwilch-ZW10 (RZZ) complex builds a fibrous corona that assembles on mitotic kinetochores before MT attachment to promote chromosome alignment and robust spindle assembly checkpoint signaling. In this study, we combine biochemical reconstitutions, single-particle electron cryomicroscopy, cross-linking mass spectrometry, and structural modeling to build a complete model of human RZZ...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318354/hs1bp3-inhibits-autophagy-by-regulation-of-pld1
#19
Kristiane Søreng, Helene Knævelsrud, Petter Holland, Anne Simonsen
Macroautophagy/autophagy is a membrane trafficking and intracellular degradation process involving the formation of double-membrane autophagosomes and their ultimate fusion with lysosomes. Much is yet to be learned about the regulation of this process, especially at the level of the membranes and lipids involved. We have recently found that the PX domain protein HS1BP3 (HCLS1 binding protein 3) is a negative regulator of autophagosome formation. HS1BP3 depletion increases the formation of LC3-positive autophagosomes both in human cells and zebrafish...
February 25, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317235/astrocyte-specific-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-gene-transfer-in-aging-female-rats-improves-stroke-outcomes
#20
Andre K Okoreeh, Shameena Bake, Farida Sohrabji
Middle aged female rats sustain larger stroke infarction and disability than younger female rats. This older group also shows age-related reduction of insulin like growth factor (IGF)-1 in serum and in astrocytes, a cell type necessary for poststroke recovery. To determine the impact of astrocytic IGF-1 for ischemic stroke, these studies tested the hypothesis that gene transfer of IGF-1 to astrocytes will improve stroke outcomes in middle aged female rats. Middle aged (10-12 month old), acyclic female rats were injected with recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 5 (AAV5) packaged with the coding sequence of the human (h)IGF-1 gene downstream of an astrocyte-specific promoter glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) (AAV5-GFP-hIGF-1) into the striatum and cortex...
March 20, 2017: Glia
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