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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228011/characterization-of-the-giardia-intestinalis-secretome-during-interaction-with-human-intestinal-epithelial-cells-the-impact-on-host-cells
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Showgy Y Ma'ayeh, Jingyi Liu, Dimitra Peirasmaki, Katarina Hörnaeus, Sara Bergström Lind, Manfred Grabherr, Jonas Bergquist, Staffan G Svärd
BACKGROUND: Giardia intestinalis is a non-invasive protozoan parasite that causes giardiasis in humans, the most common form of parasite-induced diarrhea. Disease mechanisms are not completely defined and very few virulence factors are known. METHODOLOGY: To identify putative virulence factors and elucidate mechanistic pathways leading to disease, we have used proteomics to identify the major excretory-secretory products (ESPs) when Giardia trophozoites of WB and GS isolates (assemblages A and B, respectively) interact with intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) in vitro...
December 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226467/axon-guidance-pathways-and-the-control-of-gene-expression
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REVIEW
Samantha A Russell, Greg J Bashaw
Axons need to be properly guided to their targets to form synaptic connections, and this requires interactions between highly conserved extracellular and transmembrane ligands and their cell surface receptors. The majority of studies on axon guidance signaling pathways have focused on the role of these pathways in rearranging the local cytoskeleton and plasma membrane in growth cones and axons. However, a smaller body of work has demonstrated that axon guidance signaling pathways also control gene expression via local translation and transcription...
December 11, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226331/a-novel-pathway-activated-by-somatostatin-receptor-type-2-sst2-inhibition-of-pituitary-tumor-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-cytoskeleton-protein-recruitment
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E Peverelli, E Giardino, D Treppiedi, R Catalano, F Mangili, M Locatelli, A G Lania, M Arosio, A Spada, G Mantovani
The pharmacological therapy of GH-secreting pituitary tumors is based on somatostatin (SS) analogs that reduce GH secretion and cell proliferation by binding mainly SS receptors type 2 (SST2). Antimigratory effects of SS have been demonstrated in different cell models, but no data on pituitary tumors are available. Aims of this study were to evaluate SST2 effects on migration and invasion of human and rat tumoral somatotrophs, and to elucidate the molecular mechanism involved focusing on the role of cofilin and filamin A (FLNA)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226137/identification-of-key-pathways-and-genes-in-advanced-coronary-atherosclerosis-using-bioinformatics-analysis
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Xiaowen Tan, Xiting Zhang, Lanlan Pan, Xiaoxuan Tian, Pengzhi Dong
Background: Coronary artery atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease. This study aimed to identify the key changes of gene expression between early and advanced carotid atherosclerotic plaque in human. Methods: Gene expression dataset GSE28829 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), including 16 advanced and 13 early stage atherosclerotic plaque samples from human carotid. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were analyzed. Results: 42,450 genes were obtained from the dataset...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225789/taking-control-reorganization-of-the-host-cytoskeleton-by-chlamydia
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Jordan Wesolowski, Fabienne Paumet
Both actin and microtubules are major cytoskeletal elements in eukaryotic cells that participate in many cellular processes, including cell division and motility, vesicle and organelle movement, and the maintenance of cell shape. Inside its host cell, the human pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis manipulates the cytoskeleton to promote its survival and enhance its pathogenicity. In particular, Chlamydia induces the drastic rearrangement of both actin and microtubules, which is vital for its entry, inclusion structure and development, and host cell exit...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222746/cadmium-favors-f-actin-depolymerization-in-rat-renal-mesangial-cells-by-site-specific-disulfide-based-dimerization-of-the-cap1-protein
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Ying Liu, Weiqun Xiao, Manasi Shinde, Jeffrey Field, Douglas M Templeton
Cadmium is a toxic metal that produces oxidative stress and has been shown to disrupt the actin cytoskeleton in rat renal mesangial cells (RMC). In a survey of proteins that might undergo Cd2+-dependent disulfide crosslinking, we identified the adenylyl cyclase-associated protein, CAP1, as undergoing a dimerization in response to Cd2+ (5-40 µM) that was sensitive to disulfide reducing agents, was reproduced by the disulfide crosslinking agent diamide, and was shown by site-directed mutagenesis to involve the Cys29 residue of the protein...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222525/conserved-gene-microsynteny-unveils-functional-interaction-between-protein-disulfide-isomerase-and-rho-guanine-dissociation-inhibitor-families
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Ana I S Moretti, Jessyca C Pavanelli, Patrícia Nolasco, Matthias S Leisegang, Leonardo Y Tanaka, Carolina G Fernandes, João Wosniak, Daniela Kajihara, Matheus H Dias, Denise C Fernandes, Hanjoong Jo, Ngoc-Vinh Tran, Ingo Ebersberger, Ralf P Brandes, Diego Bonatto, Francisco R M Laurindo
Protein disulfide isomerases (PDIs) support endoplasmic reticulum redox protein folding and cell-surface thiol-redox control of thrombosis and vascular remodeling. The family prototype PDIA1 regulates NADPH oxidase signaling and cytoskeleton organization, however the related underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here we show that genes encoding human PDIA1 and its two paralogs PDIA8 and PDIA2 are each flanked by genes encoding Rho guanine-dissociation inhibitors (GDI), known regulators of RhoGTPases/cytoskeleton...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222281/improved-biological-insight-and-influence-on-management-in-indolent-lymphoma-talk-3-update-on-nodal-and-splenic-marginal-zone-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Catherine Thieblemont
Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) and nodal marginal zone lymphoma (NMZL) are rare indolent chronic B-cell lymphomas. Prognosis is typically good with median survival around 10-15 years. Management is generally based on the presence of symptoms or high tumor burden. There are no standard treatments for these 2 entities, and therapeutic strategies are rapidly evolving. Clinical developments for these 2 entities are oriented by genomic studies, with largely overlapping mutational profiles involving the NOTCH, B-cell receptor (BcR) and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signaling, chromatin remodeling, and the cytoskeleton...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222169/nanoscale-tuning-of-vcam-1-determines-vla-4-dependent-melanoma-cell-plasticity-on-rgd-motifs
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Katharina Amschler, Eugen Kossmann, Luise Erpenbeck, Sebastian Kruss, Tillmann Schill, Margarete Schön, Sigrid M C Möckel, Joachim P Spatz, Michael P Schön
The biophysical fine-tuning of cancer cell plasticity is crucial for tumor progression but remains largely enigmatic. Although Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 (VCAM-1/CD106) has been implicated in melanoma progression, here its presentation on endothelial cells was associated with diminished melanoma cell spreading. Using a specific nanoscale-modulation of VCAM-1 (tunable from 70 to 670 ligands/µm²) next to integrin ligands (RGD motifs) in a bifunctional system, reciprocal regulation of integrin α4 (ITGA4/VLA-4/CD49d)-dependent adhesion and spreading of melanoma cells was found...
December 8, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221909/maintaining-the-active-zone-demand-supply-and-disposal-of-core-active-zone-proteins
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Noam E Ziv
Chemical synapses are sites of cell-cell contact specialized for transmission of signals between neurons and their respective targets. Neurotransmission occurs through the secretion of neurotransmitters at specialized presynaptic membrane regions known as Active Zones (AZs). AZ composition and function are now characterized quite well. Much less is known, however, on the manners by which these unique specializations are maintained for weeks, months, and presumably years. Here we focus on core AZ components that make up the Cytoskeleton associated with the AZ (CAZ) - their lifetimes, their supply and their disposal...
December 5, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221633/proteases-of-sporothrix-schenckii-cytopathological-effects-on-a-host-cell-model
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Myrna Sabanero López, Lérida L Flores Villavicencio, Karla Soto Arredondo, Gloria Barbosa Sabanero, Julio César Villagómez-Castro, Gustavo Cruz Jiménez, Gerardo Sandoval Bernal, Haydee Torres Guerrero
BACKGROUND: Sporotrichosis is a fungal infection caused by the Sporothrix schenckii complex. The adhesion of the fungus to the host tissue has been considered the key step in the colonization and invasion, but little is known about the early events in the host-parasite interaction. AIMS: To evaluate the proteolytic activity of S. schenckii on epithelial cells. METHODS: The proteolytic system (at pH 5 and 7) was evaluated using azocoll and zymograms...
December 5, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221156/the-protective-role-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-against-the-action-of-the-vascular-disrupting-agent-combretastatin-a-4-3-o-phosphate
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Joanna Shepherd, Matthew Fisher, Abigail Welford, Donald M McDonald, Chryso Kanthou, Gillian M Tozer
Solid tumours vary in sensitivity to the vascular disrupting agent combretastatin A-4 3-O-phosphate (CA4P), but underlying factors are poorly understood. The signaling sphingolipid, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), promotes vascular barrier integrity by promoting assembly of VE-cadherin/β-catenin complexes. We tested the hypothesis that tumour pre-treatment with S1P would render tumours less susceptible to CA4P. S1P (1μM) pretreatment attenuated an increase in endothelial cell (HUVEC) monolayer permeability induced by 10μM CA4P...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220409/acquisition-of-functions-on-the-outer-capsid-surface-during-evolution-of-double-stranded-rna-fungal-viruses
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Carlos P Mata, Daniel Luque, Josué Gómez-Blanco, Javier M Rodríguez, José M González, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Said A Ghabrial, José L Carrascosa, Benes L Trus, José R Castón
Unlike their counterparts in bacterial and higher eukaryotic hosts, most fungal viruses are transmitted intracellularly and lack an extracellular phase. Here we determined the cryo-EM structure at 3.7 Å resolution of Rosellinia necatrix quadrivirus 1 (RnQV1), a fungal double-stranded (ds)RNA virus. RnQV1, the type species of the family Quadriviridae, has a multipartite genome consisting of four monocistronic segments. Whereas most dsRNA virus capsids are based on dimers of a single protein, the ~450-Å-diameter, T = 1 RnQV1 capsid is built of P2 and P4 protein heterodimers, each with more than 1000 residues...
December 8, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218087/the-cytoskeleton-protein-%C3%AE-actin-may-mediate-t-cell-apoptosis-during-acute-rejection-reaction-after-liver-transplantation-in-a-rat-model
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Xiaolong Chen, Jun Zheng, Jianye Cai, Hui Li, Shihui Li, Li Wang, Daorou Cheng, Huaxin Chen, Yang Yang, Guihua Chen, Qi Zhang, Yanwen Peng, Qiyou Wang, Genshu Wang
Cytoskeletal proteins and associated regulatory proteins are essential for maintaining cell structure and growth. β-actin is a major component of the cytoskeleton, and β-actin remodeling is involved in lymphocyte migration, infiltration and apoptosis. However, little is known about whether changes in β-actin expression affect lymphocyte cell fate, particularly during acute rejection after liver transplantation in a rat model. In our studies, grafts were harvested on days 5, 7 or 9 after xenogeneic rat liver transplantation...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217769/structural-insights-into-ankyrin-repeat-mediated-recognition-of-the-kinesin-motor-protein-kif21a-by-kank1-a-scaffold-protein-in-focal-adhesion
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Wenfei Pan, Kang Sun, Kun Tang, Qingpin Xiao, Chenxue Ma, Cong Yu, Zhiyi Wei
Kidney ankyrin repeat-containing proteins (KANK1/2/3/4) belong to a family of scaffold proteins, playing critical roles in cytoskeleton organization, cell polarity and migration. Mutations in KANK proteins are implicated in cancers and genetic diseases, such as nephrotic syndrome. KANK proteins can bind various target proteins through different protein regions, including a highly conserved ankyrin repeat domain (ANKRD). However, the molecular basis for target recognition by the ANKRD remains elusive. In this study, we solved a high-resolution crystal structure of the ANKRD of KANK1 in complex with a short sequence of the motor protein kinesin family member 21A (KIF21A), revealing that the highly specific target-binding mode of the ANKRD involves combinatorial use of two interfaces...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215007/multivalent-cross-linking-of-actin-filaments-and-microtubules-through-the-microtubule-associated-protein-tau
#16
Yunior Cabrales Fontela, Harindranath Kadavath, Jacek Biernat, Dietmar Riedel, Eckhard Mandelkow, Markus Zweckstetter
Microtubule-associated proteins regulate microtubule dynamics, bundle actin filaments, and cross-link actin filaments with microtubules. In addition, aberrant interaction of the microtubule-associated protein Tau with filamentous actin is connected to synaptic impairment in Alzheimer's disease. Here we provide insight into the nature of interaction between Tau and actin filaments. We show that Tau uses several short helical segments to bind in a dynamic, multivalent process to the hydrophobic pocket between subdomains 1 and 3 of actin...
December 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212889/stem-cell-differentiation-is-regulated-by-extracellular-matrix-mechanics
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REVIEW
Lucas R Smith, Sangkyun Cho, Dennis E Discher
Stem cells mechanosense the stiffness of their microenvironment, which impacts differentiation. Although tissue hydration anti-correlates with stiffness, extracellular matrix (ECM) stiffness is clearly transduced into gene expression via adhesion and cytoskeleton proteins that tune fates. Cytoskeletal reorganization of ECM can create heterogeneity and influence fates, with fibrosis being one extreme.
January 1, 2018: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212020/mechanotransmission-and-mechanosensing-of-human-alpha-actinin-1
#18
Shimin Le, Xian Hu, Mingxi Yao, Hu Chen, Miao Yu, Xiaochun Xu, Naotaka Nakazawa, Felix M Margadant, Michael P Sheetz, Jie Yan
α-Actinins, a family of critical cytoskeletal actin-binding proteins that usually exist as anti-parallel dimers, play crucial roles in organizing the framework of the cytoskeleton through crosslinking the actin filaments, as well as in focal adhesion maturation. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying its functions are unclear. Here, by mechanical manipulation of single human α-actinin 1 using magnetic tweezers, we determined the mechanical stability and kinetics of the functional domains in α-actinin 1...
December 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212002/going-with-the-flow-water-flux-and-cell-shape-during-cytokinesis
#19
Yizeng Li, Lijuan He, Nicolas A P Gonzalez, Jenna Graham, Charles Wolgemuth, Denis Wirtz, Sean X Sun
Cell shape changes during cytokinesis in eukaryotic cells have been attributed to contractile forces from the actomyosin ring and the actomyosin cortex. Here we propose an additional mechanism where active pumping of ions and water at the cell poles and the division furrow can also achieve the same type of shape change during cytokinesis without myosin contraction. We develop a general mathematical model to examine shape changes in a permeable object subject to boundary fluxes. We find that hydrodynamic flows in the cytoplasm and the relative drag between the cytoskeleton network phase and the water phase also play a role in determining the cell shape during cytokinesis...
December 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211999/a-simple-and-powerful-analysis-of-lateral-subdiffusion-using-single-particle-tracking
#20
Marianne Renner, Lili Wang, Sabine Levi, Laetitia Hennekinne, Antoine Triller
In biological membranes, many factors such as cytoskeleton, lipid composition, crowding, and molecular interactions deviate lateral diffusion from the expected random walks. These factors have different effects on diffusion but act simultaneously, so the observed diffusion is a complex mixture of diffusive behaviors (directed, Brownian, anomalous, or confined). Therefore, commonly used approaches to quantify diffusion based on averaging of the displacements such as the mean square displacement, are not adapted to the analysis of this heterogeneity...
December 5, 2017: Biophysical Journal
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