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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938008/vca-nanobodies-target-n-wasp-to-reduce-invadopodium-formation-and-functioning
#1
Tim Hebbrecht, Isabel Van Audenhove, Olivier Zwaenepoel, Adriaan Verhelle, Jan Gettemans
Invasive cancer cells develop small actin-based protrusions called invadopodia, which perform a primordial role in metastasis and extracellular matrix remodelling. Neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (N-WASp) is a scaffold protein which can directly bind to actin monomers and Arp2/3 and is a crucial player in the formation of an invadopodium precursor. Expression modulation has pointed to an important role for N-WASp in invadopodium formation but the role of its C-terminal VCA domain in this process remains unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931895/defective-thymic-output-in-was-patients-is-associated-with-abnormal-actin-organization
#2
Wenyan Li, Xiaoyu Sun, Jinzhi Wang, Qin Zhao, Rongxin Dai, Yanping Wang, Lina Zhou, Lisa Westerberg, Yuan Ding, Xiaodong Zhao, Chaohong Liu
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASp) is a key regulator of the actin cytoskeleton. Defective T - cell function is a major cause for immune deficiency in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) patients. T cells originate in the bone marrow and develop in the thymus, and then migrate to peripheral tissues. TCR excision circles (TRECs) present in thymic output cells stably, which is used as a molecular marker for thymic output. We found that CD8(+) T naïve cells of classic WAS patients were significantly reduced, and TRECs in patients with classic WAS and X-linked thrombocytopenia (XLT) dramatically decreased compared with that of HCs...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922955/comparison-of-zfns-versus-crispr-specific-nucleases-for-genome-edition-of-the-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-locus
#3
Alejandra Gutierrez-Guerrero, Sabina Sanchez-Hernandez, Giuseppe Galvani, Javier Pinedo-Gomez, Almudena Sanchez-Gilabert, Rocio Martin-Guerra, Marien Cobo, Philip Gregory, Michael Holmes, Karim Benabdellah, Francisco Martin
Primary immunodeficiencies (PID), including Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), are a main target for genome editing (GE) strategies using specific nucleases (SNs) since a small number of corrected hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) could cure patients. In this work, we have designed different WAS gene-specific CRISPR/Cas9 systems and compared their efficiency and specificity with homodimeric and heterodimeric WAS-specific Zinc Finger Nucleases (ZFNs) using K562 cells as a cellular model and plasmid nucleofection or integrative-deficient Lentiviral Vectors (IDLVs) for delivery...
September 19, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914471/wash-overexpression-enhances-cancer-stem-cell-properties-and-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-of-esophageal-carcinoma
#4
Lan Huang, Jingyao Lian, Xinfeng Chen, Guohui Qin, Yujia Zheng, Yi Zhang
There is increasing evidence that cytoskeleton remodeling is involved in cancer progression. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Protein (WASP) family represents a key regulator of actin cytoskeleton remodeling. However, the underlying mechanism of WASP family in cancer progression remains elusive. Here, we studied the role of WASP and SCAR Homolog (WASH), a recently identified WASP family member, in human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Using three human ESCC cell lines, we found that WASH expression was significantly elevated in cancer stem-like cells enriched by sphere formation assay...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901470/tlr5-7-mediated-pi3k-activation-triggers-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-through-wave3-dependent-mesothelin-or-oct4-sox2-expression
#5
Ga Bin Park, Daejin Kim
Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated signaling induces cell migration or invasion in several tumors and various stages of cancer. Interactions of mesothelin, a 40-kDa cell surface glycoprotein, with cancer antigen 125 (CA125) is associated with drug resistance, metastasis, and poor clinical outcome of ovarian cancer patients. In this study, we examined the role of TLR5 and TLR7 in the metastasis of ovarian cancer through the induction of mesothelin/CA125 expression and investigated its underlying mechanism. TLR5 agonist (flagellin) and TLR7 agonist (imiquimod) upregulated mesenchymal phenotypes and produced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related cytokines in the SKOV3 cells; however, TLR7 expressing CaOV3 cells had no response to the specific ligand, imiquimod, for enhancing its EMT processes...
September 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901403/whole-wiskott%C3%A2-aldrich-syndrome-protein-gene-deletion-identified-by-high-throughput-sequencing
#6
Xiangling He, Runying Zou, Bing Zhang, Yalan You, Yang Yang, Xin Tian
Wiskott‑Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare X‑linked recessive immunodeficiency disorder, characterized by thrombocytopenia, small platelets, eczema and recurrent infections associated with increased risk of autoimmunity and malignancy disorders. Mutations in the WAS protein (WASP) gene are responsible for WAS. To date, WASP mutations, including missense/nonsense, splicing, small deletions, small insertions, gross deletions, and gross insertions have been identified in patients with WAS. In addition, WASP‑interacting proteins are suspected in patients with clinical features of WAS, in whom the WASP gene sequence and mRNA levels are normal...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895850/gene-therapy-approaches-to-immunodeficiency
#7
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Sujal Ghosh, H Bobby Gaspar
Transfer of gene-corrected autologous hematopoietic stem cells in patients with primary immunodeficiencies has emerged as a new therapeutic approach. Patients with various conditions lacking a suitable donor have been treated with retroviral vectors and a gene-addition strategy. Initial promising results were shadowed by the occurrence of malignancies in some of these patients. Current trials, developed in the last decade, use safer viral vectors to overcome the risk of genotoxicity and have led to improved clinical outcomes...
October 2017: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874467/an-evolutionarily-conserved-pathway-essential-for-orsay-virus-infection-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
#8
Hongbing Jiang, Kevin Chen, Luis E Sandoval, Christian Leung, David Wang
Many fundamental biological discoveries have been made in Caenorhabditis elegans The discovery of Orsay virus has enabled studies of host-virus interactions in this model organism. To identify host factors critical for Orsay virus infection, we designed a forward genetic screen that utilizes a virally induced green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter. Following chemical mutagenesis, two Viro (virus induced reporter off) mutants that failed to express GFP were mapped to sid-3, a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase, and B0280...
September 5, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859046/wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-misdiagnosed-as-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura-a-case-report
#9
Maria A Karalexi, Marianna Tzanoudaki, Andreas Fryganas, Alexia Gkergki, Dora Spyropoulou, Anna Papadopoulou, Vassiliki Papaevangelou, Ioannis Petrocheilos
Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked immunodeficiency characterized by various clinical phenotypes. We report the case of a 3-year-old immigrant boy presenting with persistent infant-onset thrombocytopenia treated for refractory immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Sequence analysis confirmed the diagnosis of WAS. The patient responded neither to IV infusions of immunoglobulin (Ig) nor a thrombopoietin receptor agonist and is currently planned for stem cell transplantation. Raised awareness is thus vital of this potentially misdiagnosed and lethal disorder...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859032/successful-reduced-intensity-conditioning-alternate-donor-stem-cell-transplant-for-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome
#10
Dhwanee Thakkar, Satyendra Katewa, Neha Rastogi, Shruti Kohli, Sagar Nivargi, Satya P Yadav
There are very few reports of reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) with alternate donor for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) and there is no report of RIC with posttransplant cyclophosphamide (PTCy) in WAS. There is only 1 report of T cell receptor αβ and CD19-depleted haploidentical HSCT for WAS. Here we report successful outcome in 3 children with WAS who underwent successful RIC alternate donor HSCT of whom 2 (matched unrelated donor and T-cell replete haploidentical) received PTCy and 1 underwent T cell receptor αβ and CD19-depleted haploidentical HSCT...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851742/platelets-in-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-victims-or-executioners
#11
REVIEW
Lucia Sereni, Maria Carmina Castiello, Anna Villa
Microthrombocytopenia is the clinical hallmark of WAS, a rare X-linked immunodeficiency that is characterized by eczema, autoimmunity, and cancer susceptibility. This disease is caused by mutations in the WAS gene, which is expressed in hematopoietic cells and regulates actin cytoskeleton remodeling thereby modulating various cellular functions, including motility, immunologic synapse assembly, and signaling. Despite extensive studies that have provided great insight into the relevance of this molecule to innate and cellular immunity, the exact mechanisms of microthrombocytopenia in WAS are still unknown...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842720/a-map-of-human-circular-rnas-in-clinically-relevant-tissues
#12
Philipp G Maass, Petar Glažar, Sebastian Memczak, Gunnar Dittmar, Irene Hollfinger, Luisa Schreyer, Aisha V Sauer, Okan Toka, Alessandro Aiuti, Friedrich C Luft, Nikolaus Rajewsky
Cellular circular RNAs (circRNAs) are generated by head-to-tail splicing and are present in all multicellular organisms studied so far. Recently, circRNAs have emerged as a large class of RNA which can function as post-transcriptional regulators. It has also been shown that many circRNAs are tissue- and stage-specifically expressed. Moreover, the unusual stability and expression specificity make circRNAs important candidates for clinical biomarker research. Here, we present a circRNA expression resource of 20 human tissues highly relevant to disease-related research: vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), human umbilical vein cells (HUVECs), artery endothelial cells (HUAECs), atrium, vena cava, neutrophils, platelets, cerebral cortex, placenta, and samples from mesenchymal stem cell differentiation...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834725/crystal-structure-of-leiomodin-2-in-complex-with-actin-a-structural-and-functional-reexamination
#13
Malgorzata Boczkowska, Zeynep Yurtsever, Grzegorz Rebowski, Michael J Eck, Roberto Dominguez
Leiomodins (Lmods) are a family of actin filament nucleators related to tropomodulins (Tmods), which are pointed end-capping proteins. Whereas Tmods have alternating tropomyosin- and actin-binding sites (TMBS1, ABS1, TMBS2, ABS2), Lmods lack TMBS2 and half of ABS1, and present a C-terminal extension containing a proline-rich domain and an actin-binding Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein homology 2 (WH2) domain that is absent in Tmods. Most of the nucleation activity of Lmods resides within a fragment encompassing ABS2 and the C-terminal extension...
August 22, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819224/the-role-of-rho-gtpases-and-actin-polymerization-during-macrophage-tunneling-nanotube-biogenesis
#14
Samer J Hanna, Kessler McCoy-Simandle, Veronika Miskolci, Peng Guo, Michael Cammer, Louis Hodgson, Dianne Cox
Macrophage interactions with other cells, either locally or at distances, are imperative in both normal and pathological conditions. While soluble means of communication can transmit signals between different cells, it does not account for all long distance macrophage interactions. Recently described tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are membranous channels that connect cells together and allow for transfer of signals, vesicles, and organelles. However, very little is known about the mechanism by which these structures are formed...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811575/biological-and-functional-characterization-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-from-patients-affected-by-primary-immunodeficiency
#15
Nadia Starc, Daniela Ingo, Antonella Conforti, Valeria Rossella, Luigi Tomao, Angela Pitisci, Fabiola De Mattia, Immacolata Brigida, Mattia Algeri, Mauro Montanari, Giuseppe Palumbo, Pietro Merli, Paolo Rossi, Alessandro Aiuti, Franco Locatelli, Maria Ester Bernardo
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) represent a key component of bone marrow (BM) microenvironment and display immune-regulatory properties. We performed a detailed analysis of biological/functional properties of BM-MSCs derived from 33 pediatric patients affected by primary immune-deficiencies (PID-MSCs): 7 Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), 15 Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS), 11 Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Results were compared with MSCs from 15 age-matched pediatric healthy-donors (HD-MSCs). Clonogenic and proliferative capacity, differentiation ability, immunophenotype, immunomodulatory properties were analyzed...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805312/the-dock-and-coalesce-mechanism-for-the-association-of-a-wasp-disordered-region-with-the-cdc42-gtpase
#16
Li Ou, Megan Matthews, Xiaodong Pang, Huan-Xiang Zhou
Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) play key roles in signaling and regulation. Many IDPs undergo folding upon binding to their targets. We have proposed that coupled folding and binding of IDPs generally follow a dock-and-coalesce mechanism, whereby a segment of the IDP, through diffusion, docks to its cognate subsite and, subsequently, the remaining segments coalesce around their subsites. Here, by a combination of experiment and computation, we determined the precise form of dock-and-coalesce operating in the association between the intrinsically disordered GTPase binding domain (GBD) of the Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome protein (WASP) and the Cdc42 GTPase...
August 14, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805251/wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-protein-emerging-mechanisms-in-immunity
#17
REVIEW
Elizabeth Rivers, Adrian J Thrasher
The Wiskott Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) participates in innate and adaptive immunity through regulation of actin cytoskeleton-dependent cellular processes, including immune synapse formation, cell signaling, migration and cytokine release. There is also emerging evidence for a direct role in nuclear transcription programmes uncoupled from actin polymerization. A deeper understanding of some of the more complex features of Wiskott Aldrich syndrome (WAS) itself, such as the associated autoimmunity and inflammation, has come from identification of defects in the number and function of anti-inflammatory myeloid cells and regulatory T and B cells, as well as defects in positive and negative B-cell selection...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716862/gene-therapy-for-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-in-a-severely-affected-adult
#18
Emma C Morris, Thomas Fox, Ronjon Chakraverty, Rita Tendeiro, Katie Snell, Christine Rivat, Sarah Grace, Kimberly Gilmour, Sarita Workman, Karen Buckland, Katie Butler, Ronnie Chee, Alan D Salama, Hazem Ibrahim, Havinder Hara, Cecile Duret, Fulvio Mavilio, Frances Male, Frederick D Bushman, Anne Galy, Siobhan O Burns, H Bobby Gaspar, Adrian J Thrasher
Until recently, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was the only curative option for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS). The first attempts at gene therapy for WAS using a ϒ-retroviral vector improved immunological parameters substantially but were complicated by acute leukemia as a result of insertional mutagenesis in a high proportion of patients. More recently, treatment of children with a state-of-the-art self-inactivating lentiviral vector (LV-w1.6 WASp) has resulted in significant clinical benefit without inducing selection of clones harboring integrations near oncogenes...
September 14, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701918/striatal-transcriptome-and-interactome-analysis-of-shank3-overexpressing-mice-reveals-the-connectivity-between-shank3-and-mtorc1-signaling
#19
Yeunkum Lee, Sun Gyun Kim, Bokyoung Lee, Yinhua Zhang, Yoonhee Kim, Shinhyun Kim, Eunjoon Kim, Hyojin Kang, Kihoon Han
Mania causes symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, elevated mood, reduced anxiety and decreased need for sleep, which suggests that the dysfunction of the striatum, a critical component of the brain motor and reward system, can be causally associated with mania. However, detailed molecular pathophysiology underlying the striatal dysfunction in mania remains largely unknown. In this study, we aimed to identify the molecular pathways showing alterations in the striatum of SH3 and multiple ankyrin repeat domains 3 (Shank3)-overexpressing transgenic (TG) mice that display manic-like behaviors...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684198/flow-cytometry-based-diagnosis-of-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Hirokazu Kanegane, Akihiro Hoshino, Tsubasa Okano, Takahiro Yasumi, Taizo Wada, Hidetoshi Takada, Satoshi Okada, Motoi Yamashita, Tzu-Wen Yeh, Ryuta Nishikomori, Masatoshi Takagi, Kohsuke Imai, Hans D Ochs, Tomohiro Morio
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases of the immune system. The definite diagnosis of PID is ascertained by genetic analysis; however, this takes time and is costly. Flow cytometry provides a rapid and highly sensitive tool for diagnosis of PIDs. Flow cytometry can evaluate specific cell populations and subpopulations, cell surface, intracellular and intranuclear proteins, biologic effects associated with specific immune defects, and certain functional immune characteristics, each being useful for the diagnosis and evaluation of PIDs...
July 3, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
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