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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931574/enhanced-nociception-in-angelman-syndrome-model-mice
#1
Eric S McCoy, Bonnie Taylor-Blake, Megumi Aita, Jeremy M Simon, Benjamin D Philpot, Mark J Zylka
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutation or deletion of the maternal UBE3A allele. The maternal UBE3A allele is expressed in nearly all neurons of the brain and spinal cord, whereas the paternal UBE3A allele is repressed by an extremely long antisense transcript (UBE3A-ATS). Little is known about expression of UBE3A in the peripheral nervous system, where loss of maternal UBE3A might contribute to AS phenotypes. Here we sought to examine maternal and paternal Ube3a expression in dorsal root ganglia (DRG) neurons and to evaluate whether nociceptive responses were affected in AS model mice (global deletion of maternal Ube3a allele; Ube3a(m-/p+) )...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925810/ube3a-mediated-regulation-of-imprinted-genes-and-epigenome-wide-marks-in-human-neurons
#2
S Jesse Lopez, Keith Dunaway, M Saharul Islam, Charles Mordaunt, Annie Vogel Ciernia, Makiko Meguro-Horike, Shin-Ichi Horike, David J Segal, Janine LaSalle
The dysregulation of genes in neurodevelopmental disorders that lead to social and cognitive phenotypes is a complex, multilayered process involving both genetics and epigenetics. Parent-of-origin effects of deletion and duplication of the 15q11-q13 locus leading to Angelman, Prader-Willi, and Dup15q syndromes are due to imprinted genes, including UBE3A, which is maternally expressed exclusively in neurons. UBE3A encodes a ubiquitin E3 ligase protein with multiple downstream targets, including RING1B, which in turn monoubiquitinates histone variant H2A...
September 19, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924046/in-silico-modeling-of-the-cryptic-e2-ubiquitin-binding-site-of-e6-associated-protein-e6ap-ube3a-reveals-the-mechanism-of-polyubiquitin-chain-assembly
#3
Virginia P Ronchi, Elizabeth D Kim, Christopher M Summa, Jennifer M Klein, Arthur L Haas
To understand the mechanism for assembly of Lys(48)-linked polyubiquitin degradation signals, we previously demonstrated the E6AP/UBE3A ligase harbors two functionally-distinct E2~ubiquitin binding sites: a high-affinity Site 1 required for E6AP Cys(820)~ubiquitin thioester formation and a canonical Site 2 responsible for subsequent chain elongation. Ordered binding to Sites 1 and 2 is here revealed by observation of UbcH7~ubiquitin-dependent substrate inhibition of chain formation at micromolar concentrations...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898887/angelman-syndrome-due-to-a-maternally-inherited-intragenic-deletion-encompassing-exons-7-and-8-of-the-ube3a-gene
#4
Athina Ververi, Lily Islam, Beverley Bewes, Louise Busby, Caroline Sullivan, Natalie Canham
Angelman syndrome (AS) is characterised by developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, a characteristic behavioural profile with a happy demeanour, microcephaly, and ataxia. More than two-thirds of cases are due to an approximately 5-Mb interstitial deletion of the imprinted region 15q11.2q13, which is usually de novo. The rest are associated with point mutations in the UBE3A gene, imprinting defects, and paternal uniparental disomy. Small intragenic UBE3A deletions have rarely been described. They are usually maternally inherited, increasing the recurrence risk to 50%, and may be missed by conventional testing (methylation studies and UBE3A gene sequencing)...
September 13, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890050/modulation-of-hippocampal-synapse-maturation-by-activity-regulated-e3-ligase-via-non-canonical-pathway
#5
Pushpa Kumari, Balakumar Srinivasan, Sourav Banerjee
Development of functional synapses is crucial for the transmission and storage of information in the brain. Post establishment of the initial synaptic contact, synapses are stabilized through neuronal activity-induced signals. Emerging studies have implicated ubiquitination; a reversible posttranslational modification, as a key regulatory switch that modulates synapse development through proteasomal degradation. Ubiquitination of proteins is precisely regulated by E3 ligases, a set of enzymes that bind to specific substrates to facilitate the conjugation of monomeric or polymeric ubiquitin...
September 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888970/glial-overexpression-of-dube3a-causes-seizures-and-synaptic-impairments-in-drosophila-concomitant-with-down-regulation-of-the-na-k-pump-atp%C3%AE
#6
Kevin A Hope, Mark S LeDoux, Lawrence T Reiter
Duplication 15q syndrome (Dup15q) is an autism-associated disorder co-incident with high rates of pediatric epilepsy. Additional copies of the E3 ubiquitin ligase UBE3A are thought to cause Dup15q phenotypes, yet models overexpressing UBE3A in neurons have not recapitulated the epilepsy phenotype. We show that Drosophila endogenously expresses Dube3a (fly UBE3A homolog) in glial cells and neurons, prompting an investigation into the consequences of glial Dube3a overexpression. Here we expand on previous work showing that the Na(+)/K(+) pump ATPα is a direct ubiquitin ligase substrate of Dube3a...
September 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835500/hpv-16-hpv-18-and-hpv-31-e6-override-the-normal-phospho-regulation-of-e6ap-enzymatic-activity
#7
Jayashree Thatte, Lawrence Banks
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) E6 oncoproteins recruit the cellular ubiquitin ligase, E6AP/UBE3A, to target cellular substrates for proteasome-mediated degradation, and one consequence of this activity is the E6 stimulation of E6AP auto-ubiquitination and degradation. Recent studies identified an autism-linked mutation within E6AP at T485, which was identified as a PKA phospho-acceptor site and which could directly regulate E6AP ubiquitin ligase activity. In this study we have analysed how T485-mediated regulation of E6AP might affect E6 targeting of some of its known substrates...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814801/strain-dependence-of-the-angelman-syndrome-phenotypes-in-ube3a-maternal-deficiency-mice
#8
Heather A Born, An T Dao, Amber T Levine, Wai Ling Lee, Natasha M Mehta, Shubhangi Mehra, Edwin J Weeber, Anne E Anderson
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder, most commonly caused by deletion or mutation of the maternal allele of the UBE3A gene, with behavioral phenotypes and seizures as key features. Currently no treatment is available, and therapeutics are often ineffective in controlling AS-associated seizures. Previous publications using the Ube3a maternal deletion model have shown behavioral and seizure susceptibility phenotypes, however findings have been variable and merit characterization of electroencephalographic (EEG) activity...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804447/activity-dependent-arc-expression-and-homeostatic-synaptic-plasticity-are-altered-in-neurons-from-a-mouse-model-of-angelman-syndrome
#9
Elissa D Pastuzyn, Jason D Shepherd
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that results from deletions or mutations in chromosome 15, which usually includes the UBE3A gene. Ube3A protein is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that ubiquitinates proteins and targets them for degradation. The immediate-early gene Arc, a master regulator of synaptic plasticity, was identified as a putative substrate of Ube3A, but there have been conflicting reports on whether Arc is a bona fide E3 ligase substrate. Using multiple approaches, we found no evidence for a physical interaction between Arc and Ube3A in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780625/markers-associated-with-neuron-specific-ube3a-imprinting-during-neuronal-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#10
Masamitsu Eitoku, Hidemasa Kato, Narufumi Suganuma, Hidenori Kiyosawa
Understanding gene expression in the brain requires allele-specific transcriptome analysis because of the presence of neuron-specific imprinted genes, which are expressed in a neuron-specific and parent-of-origin-specific manner. Ube3a is a neuron-specific imprinted gene with an expression pattern that changes from biallelic to maternal only (Ube3a imprinting) during differentiation. Because Ube3a imprinting occurs only in neurons, it has the potential to be a marker to assess the quality of neurons produced by in vitro neuronal differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
August 5, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768533/progression-of-pathology-in-pink1-deficient-mouse-brain-from-splicing-via-ubiquitination-er-stress-and-mitophagy-changes-to-neuroinflammation
#11
Sylvia Torres-Odio, Jana Key, Hans-Hermann Hoepken, Júlia Canet-Pons, Lucie Valek, Bastian Roller, Michael Walter, Blas Morales-Gordo, David Meierhofer, Patrick N Harter, Michel Mittelbronn, Irmgard Tegeder, Suzana Gispert, Georg Auburger
BACKGROUND: PINK1 deficiency causes the autosomal recessive PARK6 variant of Parkinson's disease. PINK1 activates ubiquitin by phosphorylation and cooperates with the downstream ubiquitin ligase PARKIN, to exert quality control and control autophagic degradation of mitochondria and of misfolded proteins in all cell types. METHODS: Global transcriptome profiling of mouse brain and neuron cultures were assessed in protein-protein interaction diagrams and by pathway enrichment algorithms...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678681/profiling-of-oxbs-450k-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-human-placenta-and-brain-reveals-enrichment-at-imprinted-loci
#12
Jose Ramon Hernandez Mora, Marta Sanchez-Delgado, Paolo Petazzi, Sebastian Moran, Manel Esteller, Isabel Iglesias-Platas, David Monk
DNA methylation (5-methylcytosine, 5mC) is involved in many cellular processes and is an epigenetic mechanism primarily associated with transcriptional repression. The recent discovery that 5mC can be oxidized to 5-hydromethylcytosine (5hmC) by TET proteins has revealed the "sixth base" of DNA and provides additional complexity to what was originally thought to be a stable repressive mark. However, our knowledge of the genome-wide distribution of 5hmC in different tissues is currently limited. Here, we sought to define loci enriched for 5hmC in the placenta genome by combining oxidative bisulphite (oxBS) treatment with high-density Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 methylation arrays and to compare our results with those obtained in brain...
July 5, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663201/decreased-axon-caliber-underlies-loss-of-fiber-tract-integrity-disproportional-reductions-in-white-matter-volume-and-microcephaly-in-angelman-syndrome-model-mice
#13
Matthew C Judson, Alain C Burette, Courtney L Thaxton, Alaine L Pribisko, Mark D Shen, Ashley M Rumple, Wilmer A Del Cid, Beatriz Paniagua, Martin Styner, Richard J Weinberg, Benjamin D Philpot
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder caused by loss of function of the maternally inherited UBE3A allele. It is currently unclear how the consequences of this genetic insult unfold to impair neurodevelopment. We reasoned that by elucidating the basis of microcephaly in AS, a highly penetrant syndromic feature with early postnatal onset, we would gain new insights into the mechanisms by which maternal UBE3A loss derails neurotypical brain growth and function. Detailed anatomical analysis of both male and female maternal Ube3a-null mice reveals that microcephaly in the AS mouse model is primarily driven by deficits in the growth of white matter tracts, which by adulthood are characterized by densely packed axons of disproportionately small caliber...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576709/rescue-of-altered-hdac-activity-recovers-behavioural-abnormalities-in-a-mouse-model-of-angelman-syndrome
#14
Imran Jamal, Vipendra Kumar, Naman Vatsa, Shashi Shekhar, Brijesh Kumar Singh, Ankit Sharma, Nihar Ranjan Jana
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by severe intellectual and developmental disabilities. The disease is caused by the loss of function of maternally inherited UBE3A, a gene that exhibits paternal-specific imprinting in neuronal tissues. Ube3a-maternal deficient mice (AS mice) display many classical features of AS, although, the underlying mechanism of these behavioural deficits is poorly understood. Here we report that the absence of Ube3a in AS mice brain caused aberrant increase in HDAC1/2 along with decreased acetylation of histone H3/H4...
September 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559284/the-autism-linked-ube3a-t485a-mutant-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-activates-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-by-inhibiting-the-proteasome
#15
Jason J Yi, Smita R Paranjape, Matthew P Walker, Rajarshi Choudhury, Justin M Wolter, Giulia Fragola, Michael J Emanuele, Michael B Major, Mark J Zylka
UBE3A is a HECT domain E3 ubiquitin ligase whose dysfunction is linked to autism, Angelman syndrome, and cancer. Recently, we characterized a de novo autism-linked UBE3A mutant (UBE3A(T485A)) that disrupts phosphorylation control of UBE3A activity. Through quantitative proteomics and reporter assays, we found that the UBE3A(T485A) protein ubiquitinates multiple proteasome subunits, reduces proteasome subunit abundance and activity, stabilizes nuclear β-catenin, and stimulates canonical Wnt signaling more effectively than wild-type UBE3A...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515788/genomic-imprinting-does-not-reduce-the-dosage-of-ube3a-in-neurons
#16
Paul R Hillman, Sarah G B Christian, Ryan Doan, Noah D Cohen, Kranti Konganti, Kory Douglas, Xu Wang, Paul B Samollow, Scott V Dindot
BACKGROUND: The ubiquitin protein E3A ligase gene (UBE3A) gene is imprinted with maternal-specific expression in neurons and biallelically expressed in all other cell types. Both loss-of-function and gain-of-function mutations affecting the dosage of UBE3A are associated with several neurodevelopmental syndromes and psychological conditions, suggesting that UBE3A is dosage-sensitive in the brain. The observation that loss of imprinting increases the dosage of UBE3A in brain further suggests that inactivation of the paternal UBE3A allele evolved as a dosage-regulating mechanism...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499489/neuronal-pas-domain-proteins-1-and-3-are-master-regulators-of-neuropsychiatric-risk-genes
#17
Jacob J Michaelson, Min-Kyoo Shin, Jin-Young Koh, Leo Brueggeman, Angela Zhang, Aaron Katzman, Latisha McDaniel, Mimi Fang, Miles Pufall, Andrew A Pieper
BACKGROUND: NPAS3 has been established as a robust genetic risk factor in major mental illness. In mice, loss of neuronal PAS domain protein 3 (NPAS3) impairs postnatal hippocampal neurogenesis, while loss of the related protein NPAS1 promotes it. These and other findings suggest a critical role for NPAS proteins in neuropsychiatric functioning, prompting interest in the molecular pathways under their control. METHODS: We used RNA sequencing coupled with chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing to identify genes directly regulated by NPAS1 and NPAS3 in the hippocampus of wild-type, Npas1(-/-), and Npas3(-/-) mice...
August 1, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494826/angelman-syndrome-identification-and-management
#18
Daniela Bonello, Francesca Camilleri, Jean Calleja-Agius
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurobehavioral and genetically determined condition, which affects approximately 1 in 15,000 individuals. It is caused by various genetic mutations and deletions of the maternally-inherited UBE3A gene, on the 15q11-13 chromosomal region. The UBE3A gene, which encodes E3 ubiquitin ligase, shows tissue-specific imprinting, being expressed entirely from the maternal allele.The diagnosis of AS is confirmed either by methylation test or by mutation analysis. A more severe clinical picture is linked with the deletion phenotype...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468997/ube3a-loss-increases-excitability-and-blunts-orientation-tuning-in-the-visual-cortex-of-angelman-syndrome-model-mice
#19
Michael L Wallace, Geeske M van Woerden, Ype Elgersma, Spencer L Smith, Benjamin D Philpot
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by loss of the maternally inherited allele of UBE3AUbe3a(STOP/p+) mice recapitulate major features of AS in humans and allow conditional reinstatement of maternal Ube3a with the expression of Cre recombinase. We have recently shown that AS model mice exhibit reduced inhibitory drive onto layer (L)2/3 pyramidal neurons of visual cortex, which contributes to a synaptic excitatory/inhibitory imbalance. However, it remains unclear how this loss of inhibitory drive affects neural circuits in vivo...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436452/disrupted-neuronal-maturation-in-angelman-syndrome-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#20
James J Fink, Tiwanna M Robinson, Noelle D Germain, Carissa L Sirois, Kaitlyn A Bolduc, Amanda J Ward, Frank Rigo, Stormy J Chamberlain, Eric S Levine
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder caused by deletion of the maternally inherited UBE3A allele and is characterized by developmental delay, intellectual disability, ataxia, seizures and a happy affect. Here, we explored the underlying pathophysiology using induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons from AS patients and unaffected controls. AS-derived neurons showed impaired maturation of resting membrane potential and action potential firing, decreased synaptic activity and reduced synaptic plasticity...
April 24, 2017: Nature Communications
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