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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646105/the-glycolytic-enzyme-phosphofructokinase-1-assembles-into-filaments
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Bradley A Webb, Anne M Dosey, Torsten Wittmann, Justin M Kollman, Diane L Barber
Despite abundant knowledge of the regulation and biochemistry of glycolytic enzymes, we have limited understanding on how they are spatially organized in the cell. Emerging evidence indicates that nonglycolytic metabolic enzymes regulating diverse pathways can assemble into polymers. We now show tetramer- and substrate-dependent filament assembly by phosphofructokinase-1 (PFK1), which is considered the "gatekeeper" of glycolysis because it catalyzes the step committing glucose to breakdown. Recombinant liver PFK1 (PFKL) isoform, but not platelet PFK1 (PFKP) or muscle PFK1 (PFKM) isoforms, assembles into filaments...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641033/evaluation-of-planned-bicanalicular-nasolacrimal-tube-retention-in-treating-punctal-stenosis-or-occlusion-secondary-to-trachoma
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Rania A Ahmed, Ahmed M Kamal, Mohamed A Zayed
This article evaluates retaining bicanalicular silicone nasolacrimal tube in patients susceptible to restenosis after punctoplasty. Sixty-nine eyes (38 patients) suffering from epiphora due to stenosis or occlusion of both punctae were included in this prospective study. All had 3 snip punctoplasty and bicanalicular silicone nasolacrimal duct insertion. Cases associated with proximal canalicular stenosis or obstructions were excluded. Tolerance to tube presence until the time of loss or removal was evaluated using a score (0 to 2)...
June 22, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636604/liquid-droplet-formation-by-hp1%C3%AE-suggests-a-role-for-phase-separation-in-heterochromatin
#3
Adam G Larson, Daniel Elnatan, Madeline M Keenen, Michael J Trnka, Jonathan B Johnston, Alma L Burlingame, David A Agard, Sy Redding, Geeta J Narlikar
Gene silencing by heterochromatin is proposed to occur in part as a result of the ability of heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) proteins to spread across large regions of the genome, compact the underlying chromatin and recruit diverse ligands. Here we identify a new property of the human HP1α protein: the ability to form phase-separated droplets. While unmodified HP1α is soluble, either phosphorylation of its N-terminal extension or DNA binding promotes the formation of phase-separated droplets. Phosphorylation-driven phase separation can be promoted or reversed by specific HP1α ligands...
June 21, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633005/autophagy-impairment-mediated-by-s-nitrosation-of-atg4b-leads-to-neurotoxicity-in-response-to-hyperglycemia
#4
Yazi Li, Yuying Zhang, Lei Wang, Ping Wang, Yanhong Xue, Xiaopeng Li, Xinhua Qiao, Xu Zhang, Tao Xu, Guanghui Liu, Peng Li, Chang Chen
The majority of diabetic patients develop neuropathy and there is an increasing prevalence of neurodegeneration in the central nervous system (CNS). However, the mechanism behind is poorly understood. Here we first observed that macroautophagy/autophagy was suppressed in the hippocampus of diabetic GK rats with hyperglycemia, whereas it was unchanged in ob/ob mice without hyperglycemia. Autophagy could be directly inhibited by high glucose in mouse primary hippocampal neurons. Moreover, autophagy was protective in high-glucose-induced neurotoxicity...
June 20, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632769/combining-omics-and-microscopy-to-visualize-interactions-between-the-asian-citrus-psyllid-vector-and-the-huanglongbing-pathogen-candidatus-liberibacter-asiaticus-in-the-insect-gut
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Angela Kruse, Somayeh Fattah-Hosseini, Surya Saha, Richard Johnson, EricaRose Warwick, Kasie Sturgeon, Lukas Mueller, Michael J MacCoss, Robert G Shatters, Michelle Cilia Heck
Huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease, is an economically devastating bacterial disease of citrus. It is associated with infection by the gram-negative bacterium Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas). CLas is transmitted by Diaphorina citri, the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP). For insect transmission to occur, CLas must be ingested during feeding on infected phloem sap and cross the gut barrier to gain entry into the insect vector. To investigate the effects of CLas exposure at the gut-pathogen interface, we performed RNAseq and mass spectrometry-based proteomics to analyze the transcriptome and proteome, respectively, of ACP gut tissue...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631873/roles-of-afadin-in-functional-differentiations-of-hippocampal-mossy-fiber-synapse
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Xiaoqi Geng, Tomohiko Maruo, Kenji Mandai, Irwan Supriyanto, Muneaki Miyata, Shotaro Sakakibara, Akira Mizoguchi, Yoshimi Takai, Masahiro Mori
A hippocampal mossy fiber synapse has a complex structure and is implicated in learning and memory. In this synapse, the mossy fiber boutons attach to the dendritic shaft by puncta adherentia junctions and wrap around a multiply-branched spine, forming synaptic junctions. We have recently shown using transmission electron microscopy, immunoelectron microscopy and serial block face-scanning electron microscopy that atypical puncta adherentia junctions are formed in the afadin-deficient mossy fiber synapse and that the complexity of postsynaptic spines and mossy fiber boutons, the number of spine heads, the area of postsynaptic densities and the density of synaptic vesicles docked to active zones are decreased in the afadin-deficient synapse...
June 20, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626588/uhrf1-is-required-for-basal-stem-cell-proliferation-in-response-to-airway-injury
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Handan Xiang, Lifeng Yuan, Xia Gao, Peter B Alexander, Omar Lopez, Calvin Lau, Yi Ding, Mengyang Chong, Tao Sun, Rui Chen, Si-Qi Liu, Haiyang Wu, Ying Wan, Scott H Randell, Qi-Jing Li, Xiao-Fan Wang
Cellular senescence is a cell fate characterized by an irreversible cell cycle arrest, but the molecular mechanism underlying this senescence hallmark remains poorly understood. Through an unbiased search for novel senescence regulators in airway basal cells, we discovered that the epigenetic regulator ubiquitin-like with PHD and ring finger domain-containing protein 1 (UHRF1) is critical for regulating cell cycle progression. Upon injury, basal cells in the mouse airway rapidly induce the expression of UHRF1 in order to stimulate stem cell proliferation and tissue repair...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626006/atairp2-e3-ligase-affects-aba-and-high-salinity-responses-by-stimulating-its-atp1-sdirip1-substrate-turnover
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Tae Rin Oh, Jong Hum Kim, Seok Keun Cho, Moon Young Ryu, Seong Wook Yang, Woo Taek Kim
AtAIRP2 is a cytosolic RING-type E3 ubiquitin (Ub) ligase that positively regulates an ABA response in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). Yeast two-hybrid screening using AtAIRP2 as bait identified ATP1 (AtAIRP2 Target Protein 1) as a substrate of AtAIRP2. ATP1 was found to be identical to SDIRIP1, which was recently reported to be a negative factor in ABA signaling and a target protein of the RING E3 ligase SDIR1. ATP1 was accordingly renamed ATP1/SDIRIP1. A specific interaction between AtAIRP2 and ATP1/SDIRIP1 and ubiquitination of ATP1/SDIRIP1 by AtAIRP2 were demonstrated in vitro and in planta...
June 16, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619261/sequestosome-1-sqstm1-p62-maintains-protein-folding-capacity-under-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-mouse-hypothalamic-organotypic-culture
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Takashi Tominaga, Motomitsu Goto, Takeshi Onoue, Akira Mizoguchi, Mariko Sugiyama, Taku Tsunekawa, Daisuke Hagiwara, Yoshiaki Morishita, Yoshihiro Ito, Shintaro Iwama, Hidetaka Suga, Ryoichi Banno, Hiroshi Arima
Sequestosome 1 (SQSTM1) also known as ubiquitin-binding protein p62 (p62) is a cargo protein involved in the degradation of misfolded proteins via selective autophagy. Disruption of autophagy and resulting accumulation of misfolded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) leads to ER stress. ER stress is implicated in several neurodegenerative diseases and obesity. As knockout of p62 (p62KO) reportedly induces obesity in mice, we examined how p62 contributes to ER stress and the ensuing unfolded protein response (UPR) in hypothalamus using mouse organotypic cultures in the present study...
June 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614383/regulated-erlin-dependent-release-of-the-b12-transmembrane-j-protein-promotes-er-membrane-penetration-of-a-non-enveloped-virus
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Takamasa Inoue, Billy Tsai
The molecular mechanism by which non-enveloped viruses penetrate biological membranes remains enigmatic. The non-enveloped polyomavirus SV40 penetrates the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane to reach the cytosol and cause infection. We previously demonstrated that SV40 creates its own membrane penetration structure by mobilizing select transmembrane proteins to distinct puncta in the ER membrane called foci that likely function as the cytosol entry sites. How these ER membrane proteins reorganize into the foci is unknown...
June 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610619/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-patient-ipsc-derived-astrocytes-impair-autophagy-via-non-cell-autonomous-mechanisms
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Martin Madill, Katya McDonagh, Jun Ma, Alice Vajda, Paul McLoughlin, Timothy O'Brien, Orla Hardiman, Sanbing Shen
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a devastating neurodegenerative disease, is characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons and the accumulation of misfolded protein aggregates. The latter suggests impaired proteostasis may be a key factor in disease pathogenesis, though the underlying mechanisms leading to the accumulation of aggregates is unclear. Further, recent studies have indicated that motor neuron cell death may be mediated by astrocytes. Herein we demonstrate that ALS patient iPSC-derived astrocytes modulate the autophagy pathway in a non-cell autonomous manner...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601430/imiquimod-induced-autophagy-is-regulated-by-er-stress-mediated-pkr-activation-in-cancer-cells
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Shu-Hao Chang, Shi-Wei Huang, Sin-Ting Wang, Kai-Cheng Chung, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Jun-Kai Kao, Yi-Ju Chen, Chun-Ying Wu, Jeng-Jer Shieh
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a highly conserved cellular catabolic pathway for degradation and recycling of intracellular components in response to nutrient starvation or environmental stress. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) homeostasis can be disturbed by physiological and pathological influences, resulting in accumulation of misfolded and unfolded proteins in the ER lumen, a condition referred to as ER stress. Imiquimod (IMQ), a Toll-like receptor (TLR) 7 ligand, possesses anti-tumor and anti-viral activities in vitro and in vivo...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593193/differential-expression-and-cell-type-specificity-of-perineuronal-nets-in-hippocampus-medial-entorhinal-cortex-and-visual-cortex-examined-in-the-rat-and-mouse
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Kristian Kinden Lensjø, Ane Charlotte Christensen, Simen Tennøe, Marianne Fyhn, Torkel Hafting
Perineuronal nets (PNNs) are specialized extracellular matrix (ECM) structures that condense around the soma and proximal dendrites of subpopulations of neurons. Emerging evidence suggests that they are involved in regulating brain plasticity. However, the expression of PNNs varies between and within brain areas. A lack of quantitative studies describing the distribution and cell-specificity of PNNs makes it difficult to reveal the functional roles of PNNs. In the current study, we examine the distribution of PNNs and the identity of PNN-enwrapped neurons in three brain areas with different cognitive functions: the dorsal hippocampus, medial entorhinal cortex (mEC) and primary visual cortex (V1)...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592635/a-cytoskeletal-clutch-mediates-cellular-force-transmission-in-a-soft-3d-extracellular-matrix
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Leanna M Owen, Arjun S Adhikari, Mohak Patel, Peter Grimmer, Natascha Leijnse, Min Cheol Kim, Jacob Notbohm, Christian Franck, Alexander R Dunn
The ability of cells to impart forces and deformations on their surroundings underlies cell migration and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, and is thus an essential aspect of complex, metazoan life. Previous work has resulted in a refined understanding, commonly termed the molecular clutch model, of how cells adhering to flat surfaces such as a microscope coverslip transmit cytoskeletally generated forces to their surroundings. Comparatively less is known about how cells adhere to and exert forces in soft, three-dimensional, and structurally heterogeneous ECM environments such as occur in vivo We used timelapse 3D imaging and quantitative image analysis to determine how the actin cytoskeleton was mechanically coupled to the surrounding matrix for primary dermal fibroblasts embedded in a 3D fibrin matrix...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576729/afferent-synaptogenesis-between-ectopic-hair-cell-like-cells-and-neurites-of-spiral-ganglion-induced-by-atoh1-in-mammals-in-vitro
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Wen-Wei Luo, Rui Ma, Xiang Cheng, Xiao-Yu Yang, Zhao Han, Dong-Dong Ren, Ping Chen, Fang-Lu Chi, Juan-Mei Yang
Newly formed ectopic hair-cell-like cells (EHCLCs) induced by overexpression of atonal homolog 1 (Atoh1) in vitro were found to possess features of endogenous hair cells (HCs) in previous reports and in the present study. However, limited information is available regarding whether EHCLCs and native spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs) form afferent synapses, which are important for the restoration of hearing. In the current study, we focused on the afferent synaptogenesis between EHCLCs and SGN-derived dendrites...
May 31, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575401/localization-of-arabidopsis-forked1-to-a-raba-positive-compartment-suggests-a-role-in-secretion
#16
Neema Prabhakaran Mariyamma, Hongwei Hou, Francine M Carland, Timothy Nelson, Elizabeth A Schultz
When FORKED1 (FKD1) is mutated, asymmetric localization of PINFORMED1 (PIN1), particularly to the apical side of cells, fails to occur properly in developing veins, resulting in an open vein pattern. FKD1 encodes a protein with a Pleckstrin homology-like (PL) domain, suggesting interaction with phosphoinositides. FKD1 has been previously found to interact with an ADP ribosylation factor GTPase-activating protein (ARF-GAP) important for vein patterning, SCARFACE/VAN3 (SFC). We find that FKD1-green fluorescent protein (GFP) localizes to the plasma membrane and to punctae labeled by SFC-yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561933/cx36-cx43-and-cx45-in-mouse-and-rat-cerebellar-cortex-species-specific-expression-compensation-in-cx36-null-mice-and-co-localization-in-neurons-vs-glia
#17
J I Nagy, J E Rash
Electrical synapses formed by connexin36 (Cx36)-containing gap junctions between interneurons in the cerebellar cortex have been well characterized, including those formed between basket cells and between Golgi cells, and there is gene reporter-based evidence for the expression of connexin45 (Cx45) in the cerebellar molecular layer. Here, we used immunofluorescence approaches to further investigate expression patterns of Cx36 and Cx45 in this layer, and to examine localization relationships of these connexins with each other and with glial connexin43 (Cx43)...
May 31, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559800/key-metabolic-enzymes-underlying-astrocytic-upregulation-of-gabaergic-plasticity
#18
Przemysław T Kaczor, Jerzy W Mozrzymas
GABAergic plasticity is recognized as a key mechanism of shaping the activity of the neuronal networks. However, its description is challenging because of numerous neuron-specific mechanisms. In particular, while essential role of glial cells in the excitatory plasticity is well established, their involvement in GABAergic plasticity only starts to emerge. To address this problem, we used two models: neuronal cell culture (NC) and astrocyte-neuronal co-culture (ANCC), where we chemically induced long-term potentiation at inhibitory synapses (iLTP)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558758/fgf2-fgfr1-regulates-autophagy-in-fgfr1-amplified-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#19
Hong Yuan, Zi-Ming Li, Jiaxiang Shao, Wen-Xiang Ji, Weiliang Xia, Shun Lu
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a conserved catabolic process to degrade cellular organelles. The role of autophagy in cancer development is complex. Amplification of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) is one of the most frequent targets in lung squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC). Whether fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2)/FGFR1 contributes to the regulation of autophagy remains elusive. METHODS: Autophagic activity was evaluated by immunoblotting for microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3), formation of GFP-LC3 puncta, and monodansylcadaverine (MDC) staining...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554859/microtubule-associated-protein-tau-contributes-to-intra-dendritic-trafficking-of-ampa-receptors-in-multiple
#20
Mamiko Suzuki, Tetsuya Kimura
Microtubule-associated protein tau has crucial roles not only in the formation of some neurodegenerative disorders but also in normal synaptic functions, although its contributions to these are still unclear. Here, to reveal the influence of tau deletion on trafficking of synaptic receptors, we investigated the distribution of GluA2-containing AMPA-type glutamate receptors (AMPARs) within neuronal dendrites in wild-type and tau-deficient neurons using biochemical and laser-confocal imaging techniques. Under basal conditions, expression of GluA2 at tau-deficient synapses was almost normal; however, its level within dendrites in tau-deficient neurons was greater than that in wild-type neurons...
May 26, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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