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Transglutaminase 2

Marko Klobučar, Petra Grbčić, Sandra Kraljević Pavelić, Nives Jonjić, Sarah Visentin, Mirela Sedić
Acid ceramidase (ASAH1) has been implicated in the progression and chemoresistance in different cancers. Its role in colon cancer biology and response to standard chemotherapy has been poorly addressed so far. Here, we have investigated ASAH1 expression at the protein level in human colon cancer cell lines and tissues from colon cancer patients, and have examined in vitro the possible link between ASAH1 expression and functional activity of p53 protein whose inactivation is associated with the progression from adenoma to malignant tumour in colon cancer...
June 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Michelle S Lau, Peter D Mooney, William L White, Michael A Rees, Simon H Wong, Marios Hadjivassiliou, Peter H R Green, Benjamin Lebwohl, David S Sanders
OBJECTIVES: Celiac disease (CD) is common yet under-detected. A point of care test (POCT) may improve CD detection. We aimed to assess the diagnostic performance of an IgA/IgG-deamidated gliadin peptide (DGP)-based POCT for CD detection, patient acceptability, and inter-observer variability of the POCT results. METHODS: From 2013-2017, we prospectively recruited patients referred to secondary care with gastrointestinal symptoms, anemia and/or weight loss (group 1); and patients with self-reported gluten sensitivity with unknown CD status (group 2)...
June 19, 2018: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Tinne C J Mertens, Ankit Hanmandlu, Ly Tu, Carole Phan, Scott D Collum, Ning-Yuan Chen, Tingting Weng, Jonathan Davies, Chen Liu, Holger K Eltzschig, Soma S K Jyothula, Keshava Rajagopal, Yang Xia, Ashrith Guha, Brian A Bruckner, Michael R Blackburn, Christophe Guignabert, Harry Karmouty-Quintana
Background: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a devastating and progressive disease characterized by excessive proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMCs) and remodeling of the lung vasculature. Adenosine signaling through the ADORA2B receptor has previously been implicated in disease progression and tissue remodeling in chronic lung disease. In experimental models of PH associated with chronic lung injury, pharmacological or genetic inhibition of ADORA2B improved markers of chronic lung injury and hallmarks of PH...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Manuela D'Eletto, Federica Rossin, Olga Fedorova, Maria Grazia Farrace, Mauro Piacentini
The maintenance of protein homeostasis (proteostasis) is a fundamental aspect of cell physiology that is essential for the survival of organisms under a variety of environmental and/or intracellular stress conditions. Acute and/or persistent stress exceeding the capacity of the intracellular homeostatic systems results in protein aggregation and/or damaged organelles that leads to pathological cellular states often resulting in cell death. These events are continuously suppressed by a complex macromolecular machinery that uses different intracellular pathways to maintain the proteome integrity in the various subcellular compartments ensuring a healthy cellular life span...
June 1, 2018: Biological Chemistry
Norman Händel, Thomas Mothes, David Petroff, Ronny Baber, Anne Jurkutat, Gunter Flemming, Wieland Kiess, Andreas Hiemisch, Antje Körner, Wolfgang Schlumberger, Joachim Thiery, Johannes Wolf
OBJECTIVES: Assessing the seroprevalence and the prevalence of definite Coeliac disease (CD) in the German LIFE Child Health study cohort including IgA antibodies against tissue transglutaminase (IgA-TTG) in addition to IgG antibodies against deamidated gliadin peptides (IgG-DGP) as well as HLA-DQ2/8 genotyping. METHODS: Samples from children and adolescents were first screened for IgA-TTG and IgG-DGP. If IgA-TTG was above 0.5 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) and/or IgG-DGP was positive, IgA antibodies against endomysium (IgA-EmA) were measured and HLA was genotyped...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Takao Someya, Katsura Sano, Kotaro Hara, Yoshimasa Sagane, Toshihiro Watanabe, R G S Wijesekara
This data article provides gene expression profiles, determined by using real-time PCR, of fibroblasts and keratinocytes treated with 0.01% and 0.001% extracts of holy basil plant ( Ocimum tenuiflorum ), sri lankan local name "maduruthala", 0.1% and 0.01% extracts of malabar nut plant ( Justicia adhatoda ), sri lankan local name "adayhoda" and 0.003% and 0.001% extracts of emblic myrobalan plant ( Phyllanthus emblica ), sri lankan local name "nelli", harvested in Sri Lanka. For fibroblasts, the dataset includes expression profiles for genes encoding hyaluronan synthase 1 (HAS1), hyaluronan synthase 2 (HAS2), hyaluronidase-1 (HYAL1), hyaluronidase-2 (HYAL2), versican, aggrecan, CD44, collagen, type I, alpha 1 (COL1A1), collagen, type III, alpha 1 (COL3A1), collagen, type VII, alpha 1 (COL7A1), matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP1), acid ceramidase, basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), fibroblast growth factor-7 (FGF7), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1α), cyclooxygenase-2 (cox2), transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β), and aquaporin 3 (AQP3)...
April 2018: Data in Brief
Se-Hui Jung, Hye-Yoon Jeon, Seong-Hyeon Lee, Eun-Taek Han, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Young-Myeong Kim, Kwon-Soo Ha
Transglutaminase 2 (TGase2), a multifunctional enzyme exhibiting both transamidase and kinase activity, is involved in a variety of cellular processes and diseases. However, details of the regulation of TGase2 have not been reported due to the lack of a suitable assay to examine both activities on the same platform under near-physiologic conditions. Thus, we developed an on-chip dual enzyme activity assay for TGase2 to simultaneously monitor the transamidase and kinase activities. Reaction mixtures specific for each enzyme activity were applied onto osteopontin arrays, and enzyme activity was monitored by sequential probing with Cy5-strepavidin and Pro-Q Diamond stain...
October 16, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
Nicholas R Franich, Manuela Basso, Emily A André, Joseph Ochaba, Amit Kumar, Soe Thein, Gianna Fote, Marketta Kachemov, Alice L Lau, Sylvia Y Yeung, Alexander Osmand, Scott O Zeitlin, Rajiv R Ratan, Leslie M Thompson, Joan S Steffan
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder associated with aging, caused by an expanded polyglutamine (polyQ) repeat within the Huntingtin (HTT) protein. In HD, degeneration of the striatum and atrophy of the cortex are observed while cerebellum is less affected. OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that HTT protein levels decline with age, which together with HTT mutation could influence disease progression. METHODS: Using whole brain cell lysates, a unique method of SDS-PAGE and western analysis was used to quantitate HTT protein, which resolves as a monomer and as a high molecular weight species that is modulated by the presence of transglutaminase 2...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Huntington's Disease
Stefanie Giera, Rong Luo, Yanqin Ying, Sarah D Ackerman, Sung-Jin Jeong, Hannah M Stoveken, Christopher J Folts, Christina A Welsh, Gregory G Tall, Beth Stevens, Kelly R Monk, Xianhua Piao
In the central nervous system (CNS), myelin formation and repair are regulated by oligodendrocyte (OL) lineage cells, which sense and integrate signals from their environment, including from other glial cells and the extracellular matrix (ECM). The signaling pathways that coordinate this complex communication, however, remain poorly understood. The adhesion G protein-coupled receptor ADGRG1 (also known as GPR56) is an evolutionarily conserved regulator of OL development in humans, mice, and zebrafish, although its activating ligand for OL lineage cells is unknown...
May 29, 2018: ELife
Luigina De Leo, Vincenzo Villanacci, Fabiana Ziberna, Serena Vatta, Stefano Martelossi, Grazia Di Leo, Chiara Zanchi, Matteo Bramuzzo, Fabiola Giudici, Alessandro Ventura, Tarcisio Not
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (anti-tTG) have simplified celiac disease (CD) diagnosis. However, in atypical forms of CD, intestinal biopsy is still required. This prospective study investigates whether histological analysis of the duodenal bulb combined with intestinal IgA anti-tTG deposit immunoassay makes CD diagnosis possible in at-risk children with low concentrations of serum anti-tTG. METHODS: Histological and intestinal IgA anti-tTG deposit immunoassays were used...
May 25, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Paridhi Gulati, Luis Sabillón, Devin J Rose
Previous studies have reported a substantial decline in in vitro digestibility of proso millet protein upon cooking. In this study, several processing techniques and cooking solutions were tested with the objective of preventing the loss in pepsin digestibility. Proso millet flour was subjected to the following processing techniques: high pressure processing (200 and 600 MPa for 5 and 20 min); germination (96 h); fermentation (48 h); roasting (dry heating); autoclaving (121 °C, 3 h), and treatment with transglutaminase (160 mg/g protein, 37 °C, 2 h)...
July 2018: Food Research International
Pooria Sabooni, Rezvan Pourahmad, Hamid Reza Mahdavi Adeli
BACKGROUND: Using kefir as a probiotic food carrier has many benefits. At the same time, it is considered an appropriate product for the dairy industry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of xanthan gum and transglutaminase enzyme on the viability of probiotics and the organoleptic qualities and physicochemical characteristics of kefir. METHODS: Three levels of transglutaminase enzyme (50, 100 and 150 ppm), and xanthan gum (0.05%, 0.1% and 0.2%) were used...
April 2018: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
Berend van der Wildt, Micha M M Wilhelmus, Wissam Beaino, Esther J M Kooijman, Robert C Schuit, John G J M Bol, John J P Breve, Ralf Pasternack, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Albert D Windhorst, Benjamin Drukarch
BACKGROUND: The protein cross-linking enzyme tissue transglutaminase (TG2; EC is associated with the pathogenesis of various diseases, including cancer. Recently, the synthesis and initial evaluation of two high-potential radiolabelled irreversible TG2 inhibitors were reported by us. In the present study, these two compounds were evaluated further in a breast cancer (MDA-MB-231) tumour xenograft model for imaging active tissue transglutaminase in vivo. RESULTS: The metabolic stability of [11 C]1 and [18 F]2 in SCID mice was comparable to the previously reported stability in Wistar rats...
May 25, 2018: EJNMMI Research
Zhuo Wang, Daniel J Stuckey, Colin E Murdoch, Patrizia Camelliti, Gregory Y H Lip, Martin Griffin
Cardiac fibrosis is implicit in all forms of heart disease but there are no effective treatments. In this report, we investigate the role of the multi-functional enzyme Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) in cardiac fibrosis and assess its potential as a therapeutic target. Here we describe the use a highly selective TG2 small-molecule inhibitor to test the efficacy of TG2 inhibition as an anti-fibrotic therapy for heart failure employing two different in vivo models of cardiac fibrosis: Progressively induced interstitial cardiac fibrosis by pressure overload using angiotensin II infusion: Acutely induced focal cardiac fibrosis through myocardial infarction by ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (AMI model)...
April 27, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Zhijie Lei, Na Chai, Miaomiao Tian, Ying Zhang, Guodong Wang, Jian Liu, Zuhong Tian, Xiaofang Yi, Di Chen, Xiaowei Li, Pengfei Yu, Hao Hu, Bing Xu, Chao Jian, Zhenyuan Bian, Hao Guo, Jinpeng Wang, Shiming Peng, Yongzhan Nie, Niu Huang, Sijun Hu, Kaichun Wu
The clinical application of GX1, an optimal gastric cancer (GC) targeting peptide, is greatly limited because its receptor in the GC vasculature is unknown. In this study, we screened the candidate receptor of GX1, transglutaminase-2(TGM2), by co-immunoprecipitation (co-IP) combined with mass spectrometry. We found that TGM2 was up-regulated in GC vascular endothelial cells and that GX1 receptor expression was suppressed correspondingly after TGM2 downregulation. A highly consistent co-localization of GX1 receptor and TGM2 was detected at both the cellular and tissue levels...
May 21, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Orit Twito, Yonatan Shapiro, Aviva Golan-Cohen, Yoav Dickstein, Rosane Ness-Abramof, Menachem Shapiro
Introduction: The co-existence of tissue-specific autoantibodies in autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) is well established. The published prevalence of anti-parietal cell antibodies (PC-Ab) is 20-25%, and that of celiac antibodies is 2-5%. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of PC-Ab and anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (tTG-Ab) in patients with ATD and to evaluate the correlation between anti-thyroid antibodies and the other antibodies. Material and methods: The files of 120 Israeli Jews and Arabs with ATD were evaluated for anti-thyroglobulin antibodies (Tg-Ab), anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO-Ab), PC-Ab and tTG-Ab...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Nicoletta Bianchi, Simone Beninati, Carlo M Bergamini
The type 2 isoenzyme is the most widely expressed transglutaminase in mammals displaying several intra- and extracellular activities depending on its location (protein modification, modulation of gene expression, membrane signalling and stabilization of cellular interactions with the extracellular matrix) in relation to cell death, survival and differentiation. In contrast with the appreciable knowledge about the regulation of the enzymatic activities, much less is known concerning its inducible expression, which is altered in inflammatory and neoplastic diseases...
May 15, 2018: Biochemical Journal
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May 15, 2018: Cancer Research
Timo Reunala, Teea T Salmi, Kaisa Hervonen, Katri Kaukinen, Pekka Collin
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a common extraintestinal manifestation of coeliac disease presenting with itchy papules and vesicles on the elbows, knees, and buttocks. Overt gastrointestinal symptoms are rare. Diagnosis of DH is easily confirmed by immunofluorescence biopsy showing pathognomonic granular immunoglobulin A (IgA) deposits in the papillary dermis. A valid hypothesis for the immunopathogenesis of DH is that it starts from latent or manifest coeliac disease in the gut and evolves into an immune complex deposition of high avidity IgA epidermal transglutaminase (TG3) antibodies, together with the TG3 enzyme, in the papillary dermis...
May 12, 2018: Nutrients
Leda Roncoroni, Luca Elli, Paola Braidotti, Delfina Tosi, Valentina Vaira, Lorenza Tacchini, Vincenza Lombardo, Federica Branchi, Alice Scricciolo, Luisa Doneda
Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound extracted from plants and is also a constituent of red wine. Our aim was to evaluate if the cytotoxic effect of resveratrol (RES) on cholangiocarcinoma (CC) and gallbladder cancer (GBC) cell lines could be abolished by TG2 inhibition. Human CC and GBC cell lines (SK-ChA-1 and MZ-ChA-1), grown in a three-dimensional cell culture system (MCTS, multicellular tumor spheroids), were treated for 72 h with RES (32, 64 µM) alone or combined with different TG2 inhibitors (Cystamine, B003, T101)...
May 14, 2018: Nutrition and Cancer
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