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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453527/altered-nucleocytoplasmic-proteome-and-transcriptome-distributions-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Jee-Eun Kim, Yoon Ho Hong, Jin Young Kim, Gye Sun Jeon, Jung Hee Jung, Byung-Nam Yoon, Sung-Yeon Son, Kwang-Woo Lee, Jong-Il Kim, Jung-Joon Sung
Aberrant nucleocytoplasmic localization of proteins has been implicated in many neurodegenerative diseases. Evidence suggests that cytoplasmic mislocalization of nuclear proteins such as transactive response DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) and fused in sarcoma (FUS) may be associated with neurotoxicity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. This study investigated the changes in nucleocytoplasmic distributions of the proteome and transcriptome in an in vitro model of ALS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444917/ultrastructural-comparison-of-the-drosophila-larval-and-adult-ventral-abdominal-neuromuscular-junction
#2
Nicole Wagner
Drosophila melanogaster has recently emerged as model system for studying synaptic transmission and plasticity during adulthood, aging and neurodegeneration. However, still little is known about the basic neuronal mechanisms of synaptic function in the adult fly. Per se, adult Drosophila neuromuscular junctions should be highly suited for studying these aspects as they allow for genetic manipulations in combination with ultrastructural and electrophysiological analyses. Although different neuromuscular junctions of the adult fly have been described during the last years, a direct ultrastructural comparison with their larval counterpart is lacking...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441759/synaptic-homeostasis-and-its-immunological-disturbance-in-neuromuscular-junction-disorders
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REVIEW
Masaharu Takamori
In the neuromuscular junction, postsynaptic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) clustering, trans-synaptic communication and synaptic stabilization are modulated by the molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity. The synaptic functions are based presynaptically on the active zone architecture, synaptic vesicle proteins, Ca(2+) channels and synaptic vesicle recycling. Postsynaptically, they are based on rapsyn-anchored nAChR clusters, localized sensitivity to ACh, and synaptic stabilization via linkage to the extracellular matrix so as to be precisely opposed to the nerve terminal...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441400/a-genomics-approach-identifies-selective-effects-of-trans-resveratrol-in-cerebral-cortex-neuron-and-glia-gene-expression
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Gemma Navarro, Eva Martínez-Pinilla, Alejandro Sánchez-Melgar, Raquel Ortiz, Véronique Noé, Mairena Martín, Carlos Ciudad, Rafael Franco
The mode of action of trans-resveratrol, a promising lead compound for the development of neuroprotective drugs, is unknown. Data from a functional genomics study were retrieved with the aim to find differentially expressed genes that may be involved in the benefits provided by trans-resveratrol. Genes that showed a significantly different expression (p<0.05, cut-off of a two-fold change) in mice fed with a control diet or a control diet containing trans-resveratrol were different in cortex, heart and skeletal muscle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433752/serotonergic-transmission-and-gap-junctional-coupling-in-proventricular-muscle-cells-in-the-american-cockroach-periplaneta-americana
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Ryoichi Yoshimura, Taeko Suetsugu, Yasuhisa Endo
The visceral muscle tissues of insects consist of striated muscle cells. The mechanisms responsible for delivering signals to the contractile muscles in the insect digestive tract remain unclear. We found that serotonergic nerves innervate the hemocoel surfaces of foregut and midgut muscles in the American cockroach. Electron microscopy of the neuromuscular junctions in the proventriculus (gizzard) revealed typical synaptic structures, the accumulation of large core/cored vesicles (neuropeptides) and small clear vesicle (neurotransmitter) at presynapses, and synaptic clefts...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433463/actin-regulation-by-tropomodulin-and-tropomyosin-in-neuronal-morphogenesis-and-function
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REVIEW
Kevin T Gray, Alla S Kostyukova, Thomas Fath
Actin is a profoundly influential protein; it impacts, among other processes, membrane morphology, cellular motility, and vesicle transport. Actin can polymerize into long filaments that push on membranes and provide support for intracellular transport. Actin filaments have polar ends: the fast-growing (barbed) end and the slow-growing (pointed) end. Depolymerization from the pointed end supplies monomers for further polymerization at the barbed end. Tropomodulins (Tmods) cap pointed ends by binding onto actin and tropomyosins (Tpms)...
April 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432787/presynaptic-morphology-and-vesicular-composition-determine-vesicle-dynamics-in-mouse-central-synapses
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Laurent Guillaud, Dimitar Dimitrov, Tomoyuki Takahashi
Transport of synaptic vesicles (SVs) in nerve terminals is thought to play essential roles in maintenance of neurotransmission. To identify factors modulating SV movements, we performed real-time imaging analysis of fluorescently labeled SVs in giant calyceal and conventional hippocampal terminals. Compared with small hippocampal terminals, SV movements in giant calyceal terminals were faster, longer and kinetically more heterogeneous. Morphological maturation of giant calyceal terminals was associated with an overall reduction in SV mobility and displacement heterogeneity...
April 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424589/the-calcium-channel-c-terminal-and-synaptic-vesicle-tethering-analysis-by-immuno-nanogold-localization
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Robert H C Chen, Qi Li, Christine A Snidal, Sabiha R Gardezi, Elise F Stanley
At chemical synapses the incoming action potential triggers the influx of Ca(2+) through voltage-sensitive calcium channels (CaVs, typically CaV2.1 and 2.2) and the ions binds to sensors associated with docked, transmitter filled synaptic vesicles (SVs), triggering their fusion and discharge. The CaVs and docked SVs are located within the active zone (AZ) region of the synapse which faces a corresponding neurotransmitter receptor-rich region on the post-synaptic cell. Evidence that the fusion of a SV can be gated by Ca(2+) influx through a single CaV suggests that the channel and docked vesicle are linked by one or more molecular tethers (Stanley, 1993)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424586/app-protein-family-signaling-at-the-synapse-insights-from-intracellular-app-binding-proteins
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REVIEW
Suzanne Guénette, Paul Strecker, Stefan Kins
Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying amyloid precursor protein family (APP/APP-like proteins, APLP) function in the nervous system can be achieved by studying the APP/APLP interactome. In this review article, we focused on intracellular APP interacting proteins that bind the YENPTY internalization motif located in the last 15 amino acids of the C-terminal region. These proteins, which include X11/Munc-18-interacting proteins (Mints) and FE65/FE65Ls, represent APP cytosolic binding partners exhibiting different neuronal functions...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424476/neurons-export-extracellular-vesicles-enriched-in-cysteine-string-protein-and-misfolded-protein-cargo
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Jingti Deng, Carolina Koutras, Julien Donnelier, Mana Alshehri, Maryam Fotouhi, Martine Girard, Steve Casha, Peter S McPherson, Stephen M Robbins, Janice E A Braun
The fidelity of synaptic transmission depends on the integrity of the protein machinery at the synapse. Unfolded synaptic proteins undergo refolding or degradation in order to maintain synaptic proteostasis and preserve synaptic function, and buildup of unfolded/toxic proteins leads to neuronal dysfunction. Many molecular chaperones contribute to proteostasis, but one in particular, cysteine string protein (CSPα), is critical for proteostasis at the synapse. In this study we report that exported vesicles from neurons contain CSPα...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421333/identification-of-putative-second-genetic-hits-in-schizophrenia-carriers-of-high-risk-copy-number-variants-and-resequencing-in-additional-samples
#11
Julio Rodríguez-López, Beatriz Sobrino, Jorge Amigo, Noa Carrera, Julio Brenlla, Santiago Agra, Eduardo Paz, Ángel Carracedo, Mario Páramo, Manuel Arrojo, Javier Costas
Copy number variants (CNVs) conferring risk of schizophrenia present incomplete penetrance, suggesting the existence of second genetic hits. Identification of second hits may help to find genes with rare variants of susceptibility to schizophrenia. The aim of this work was to search for second hits of moderate/high risk in schizophrenia carriers of risk CNVs and resequencing of the relevant genes in additional samples. To this end, ten patients with risk CNVs at cytobands 15q11.2, 15q11.2-13.1, 16p11.2, or 16p13...
April 18, 2017: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417221/co-localization-of-zinc-transporter-3-znt3-with-sensory-neuromediators-and-or-neuromodulators-in-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-the-porcine-esophagus
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Joanna Wojtkiewicz, Liliana Rytel, Krystyna Makowska, Sławomir Gonkowski
Zinc transporter 3 (ZnT3) is one of the zinc transporters family. It is closely connected to the nervous system, where enables the transport of zinc ions from the cytoplasm to synaptic vesicles. This substance has been described within the central and peripheral nervous system, especially in the enteric nervous system (ENS). The aim of the present study was to describe the co-localization of ZnT3 with selected neuromediators and/or neuromodulators participating in sensory stimuli conduction in neurons of the ENS within the porcine esophagus...
April 17, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414717/a-ca2-channel-differentially-regulates-clathrin-mediated-and-activity-dependent-bulk-endocytosis
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Chi-Kuang Yao, Yu-Tzu Liu, I-Chi Lee, You-Tung Wang, Ping-Yen Wu
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) and activity-dependent bulk endocytosis (ADBE) are two predominant forms of synaptic vesicle (SV) endocytosis, elicited by moderate and strong stimuli, respectively. They are tightly coupled with exocytosis for sustained neurotransmission. However, the underlying mechanisms are ill defined. We previously reported that the Flower (Fwe) Ca2+ channel present in SVs is incorporated into the periactive zone upon SV fusion, where it triggers CME, thus coupling exocytosis to CME...
April 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413018/plaa-mutations-cause-a-lethal-infantile-epileptic-encephalopathy-by-disrupting-ubiquitin-mediated-endolysosomal-degradation-of-synaptic-proteins
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Emma A Hall, Michael S Nahorski, Lyndsay M Murray, Ranad Shaheen, Emma Perkins, Kosala N Dissanayake, Yosua Kristaryanto, Ross A Jones, Julie Vogt, Manon Rivagorda, Mark T Handley, Girish R Mali, Tooba Quidwai, Dinesh C Soares, Margaret A Keighren, Lisa McKie, Richard L Mort, Noor Gammoh, Amaya Garcia-Munoz, Tracey Davey, Matthieu Vermeren, Diana Walsh, Peter Budd, Irene A Aligianis, Eissa Faqeih, Alan J Quigley, Ian J Jackson, Yogesh Kulathu, Mandy Jackson, Richard R Ribchester, Alex von Kriegsheim, Fowzan S Alkuraya, C Geoffrey Woods, Eamonn R Maher, Pleasantine Mill
During neurotransmission, synaptic vesicles undergo multiple rounds of exo-endocytosis, involving recycling and/or degradation of synaptic proteins. While ubiquitin signaling at synapses is essential for neural function, it has been assumed that synaptic proteostasis requires the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS). We demonstrate here that turnover of synaptic membrane proteins via the endolysosomal pathway is essential for synaptic function. In both human and mouse, hypomorphic mutations in the ubiquitin adaptor protein PLAA cause an infantile-lethal neurodysfunction syndrome with seizures...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408299/ovarian-hormones-modify-anxiety-behavior-and-glucocorticoid-receptors-after-chronic-social-isolation-stress
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Dinah L Ramos-Ortolaza, Raura J Doreste-Mendez, John K Alvarado-Torres, Annelyn Torres-Reveron
Chronic social isolation could lead to a disruption in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in anxiety and depressive-like behaviors but cycling estrogens could modify these behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine if changes in ovarian hormones during the normal cycle could interact with social isolation to alter anxiety and depressive-like behaviors. In parallel, we examined the expression of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and synaptic vesicle protein synaptophysin in the hippocampus and hypothalamus of Sprague Dawley normal cycling female rats...
April 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407359/u18666a-an-activator-of-sterol-regulatory-element-binding-protein-srebp-pathway-modulates-presynaptic-dopaminergic-phenotype-of-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells
#16
Mathieu Schmitt, Benjamin Dehay, Erwan Bezard, F Javier Garcia-Ladona
The therapeutic use of statins has been associated to a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) and may hold neuroprotective potential by counteracting the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Transcriptional activation of the sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP) is one of the major downstream signalling pathways triggered by the cholesterol-lowering effect of statins. In a previous study in neuroblastoma cells, we have shown that statins consistently induce the up-regulation of presynaptic dopaminergic proteins as well as changes of their function and these effects were accompanied by downstream activation of SREBP...
April 13, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404788/snap-25-gene-family-members-differentially-support-secretory-vesicle-fusion
#17
Swati Arora, Ingrid Saarloos, Robbelien Kooistra, Rhea van de Bospoort, Matthijs Verhage, Ruud F Toonen
Neuronal dense-core vesicles (DCVs) transport and secrete neuropeptides necessary for development, plasticity and survival, but little is known about their fusion mechanism. We show that Snap-25 null mutant (SNAP-25 KO) neurons, previously shown to degenerate after 4 days in vitro (DIV), contain fewer DCVs and have reduced DCV fusion probability in surviving neurons at DIV14. At DIV3, before degeneration, SNAP-25 KO neurons show normal DCV fusion, but one day later fusion is significantly reduced. To test if other SNAP homologs support DCV fusion, we expressed SNAP-23, -29 or -47 in SNAP-25 KO neurons...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397972/aging-dependent-expression-of-synapse-related-proteins-in-the-mouse-brain
#18
Hajime Shiotani, Tomohiko Maruo, Shotaro Sakakibara, Muneaki Miyata, Kenji Mandai, Hideki Mochizuki, Yoshimi Takai
A synapse is a cell adhesion structure that permits a neuron to pass a chemical or electrical signal to another neuron. They connect neurons and form neural networks that are essential for brain functions, such as learning and memory. At a chemical synapse, the presynapse and the postsynapse are connected by cell adhesion molecules. The presynapse contains synaptic vesicles and their release machinery, whereas the postsynapse contains postsynaptic densities and receptors for the neurotransmitters. Many proteins constituting a synapse have been identified, but their life-span expression profiles remain elusive...
April 11, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396597/photoreceptor-outer-segment-like-structures-in-long-term-3d-retinas-from-human-pluripotent-stem-cells
#19
Karl J Wahlin, Julien A Maruotti, Srinivasa R Sripathi, John Ball, Juan M Angueyra, Catherine Kim, Rhonda Grebe, Wei Li, Bryan W Jones, Donald J Zack
The retinal degenerative diseases, which together constitute a leading cause of hereditary blindness worldwide, are largely untreatable. Development of reliable methods to culture complex retinal tissues from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) could offer a means to study human retinal development, provide a platform to investigate the mechanisms of retinal degeneration and screen for neuroprotective compounds, and provide the basis for cell-based therapeutic strategies. In this study, we describe an in vitro method by which hPSCs can be differentiated into 3D retinas with at least some important features reminiscent of a mature retina, including exuberant outgrowth of outer segment-like structures and synaptic ribbons, photoreceptor neurotransmitter expression, and membrane conductances and synaptic vesicle release properties consistent with possible photoreceptor synaptic function...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395287/interleukin-1%C3%AE-plays-a-pivotal-role-via-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-the-chronicity-of-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#20
Zhaohua Xiao, Jing Peng, Na Gan, Ahmed Arafat, Fei Yin
OBJECTIVE: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) is the most common type of refractory epilepsy. It is often associated with hippocampal sclerosis, which is histopathologically characterized by selective neuron loss, mossy fiber sprouting, and synapse reconstruction, and is the primary cause of refractory epilepsy. Its mechanism has not been fully elucidated. Substantial evidence now supports that inflammatory pathways are activated in epilepsy foci. We have confirmed that the interleukin-1β (IL-1β) level is involved in the epileptogenesis of MTLE, and we further investigated how it works in its chronicity in this study...
April 11, 2017: Neuroimmunomodulation
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