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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453661/photoreceptor-outer-segment-as-a-sink-for-membrane-proteins-hypothesis-and-implications-in-retinal-ciliopathies
#1
Seongjin Seo, Poppy Datta
The photoreceptor outer segment (OS) is a unique modification of the primary cilium, specialized for light perception. Being homologous organelles, the primary cilium and the OS share common building blocks and molecular machinery to construct and maintain them. The OS, however, has several unique structural features that are not seen in primary cilia. Although these unique features of the OS have been well documented, their implications in protein localization have been under-appreciated. In this review, we compare the structural properties of the primary cilium and the OS, and propose a hypothesis that the OS can act as a sink for membrane proteins...
April 26, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444310/arl3-and-rp2-regulate-the-trafficking-of-ciliary-tip-kinesins
#2
Nele Schwarz, Amelia Lane, Katarina Jovanovich, David A Parfitt, Monica Aguila, Clare L Thompson, Lyndon da Cruz, Peter J Coffey, J Paul Chapple, Alison J Hardcastle, Michael E Cheetham
Ciliary trafficking defects are the underlying cause of many ciliopathies, including Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Anterograde intraflagellar transport (IFT) is mediated by kinesin motor proteins; however, the function of the homodimeric Kif17 motor in cilia is poorly understood, whereas Kif7 is known to play an important role in stabilising cilia tips. Here we identified the ciliary tip kinesins Kif7 and Kif17 as novel interaction partners of the small GTPase Arl3 and its regulatory GTPase activating protein (GAP) Retinitis Pigmentosa 2 (RP2)...
April 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442542/missense-mutations-in-the-wd40-domain-of-ahi1-cause-non-syndromic-retinitis-pigmentosa
#3
Thanh-Minh T Nguyen, Sarah Hull, Ronald Roepman, L Ingeborgh van den Born, Machteld M Oud, Erik de Vrieze, Lisette Hetterschijt, Stef J F Letteboer, Sylvia E C van Beersum, Ellen A Blokland, Helger G Yntema, Frans P M Cremers, Paul A van der Zwaag, Gavin Arno, Erwin van Wijk, Andrew R Webster, Lonneke Haer-Wigman
BACKGROUND: Recent findings suggesting that Abelson helper integration site 1 (AHI1) is involved in non-syndromic retinal disease have been debated, as the functional significance of identified missense variants was uncertain. We assessed whether AHI1 variants cause non-syndromic retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: Exome sequencing was performed in three probands with RP. The effects of the identified missense variants in AHI1 were predicted by three-dimensional structure homology modelling...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432921/gates-for-soluble-and-membrane-proteins-and-two-trafficking-systems-ift-and-lift-establish-a-dynamic-ciliary-signaling-compartment
#4
REVIEW
Victor L Jensen, Michel R Leroux
Primary cilia are microtubule-based organelles found on most mammalian cell surfaces. They possess a soluble matrix and membrane contiguous with the cell body cytosol and plasma membrane, and yet, have distinct compositions that can be modulated to enable dynamic signal transduction. Here, we discuss how specialized ciliary compartments are established using a coordinated network of gating, trafficking and targeting activities. Cilium homeostasis is maintained by a size-selective molecular mesh that limits soluble protein entry, and by a membrane diffusion barrier localized at the transition zone...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428954/uncovering-the-roles-of-septins-in-cilia
#5
REVIEW
Oliva Palander, Maha El-Zeiry, William S Trimble
Septins are a family of GTP-binding proteins that associate with cellular membranes and the cytoskeleton. Their ability to polymerize into filamentous structures permits them to serve as diffusion barriers for membrane proteins and as multi-molecular scaffolds that recruit components of signaling pathways. At the cellular level, septins contribute to the regulation of numerous processes, including cytokinesis, cell polarity, cell migration, and many others. In this review, we discuss emerging evidence for roles of mammalian septins in the biogenesis and function of flagella and cilia, and how this may impact human diseases such as ciliopathies...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421705/cover-image-volume-173a-number-5-may-2017
#6
Toshiki Takenouchi, Tomu Kuchikata, Hiroshi Yoshihashi, Mineko Fujiwara, Tomoko Uehara, Sahoko Miyama, Shiro Yamada, Kenjiro Kosaki
The cover image, by Toshiki Takenouchi et al., is based on the Clinical Report Diagnostic use of computational retrotransposon detection: Successful definition of pathogenetic mechanism in a ciliopathy phenotype, DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38167.
May 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410875/particle-sorting-by-paramecium-cilia-arrays
#7
Richard Mayne, James G H Whiting, Gabrielle Wheway, Chris Melhuish, Andrew Adamatzky
Motile cilia are cell-surface organelles whose purposes, in ciliated protists and certain ciliated metazoan epithelia, include generating fluid flow, sensing and substance uptake. Certain properties of cilia arrays, such as beating synchronisation and manipulation of external proximate particulate matter, are considered emergent, but remain incompletely characterised despite these phenomena having being the subject of extensive modelling. This study constitutes a laboratory experimental characterisation of one of the emergent properties of motile cilia: manipulation of adjacent particulates...
April 12, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410391/cilia-and-sensory-signaling-the-journey-from-animalcules-to-human-disease
#8
Piali Sengupta
Nearly all cell types in mammals contain cilia, small rod-like or more elaborate structures that extend from the cell surface. Cilia house signaling proteins that allow the cell to sample their environment and respond appropriately. Mutations in ciliary genes alter the functions of a broad range of cell and tissue types, including sensory and central neurons, and underlie a collection of heterogeneous human disorders called ciliopathies. Here, I highlight the critical contributions of nearly three centuries of research in diverse organisms to our current knowledge of cilia function in sensory signaling and human disease...
April 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401750/the-ciliary-transition-zone-finding-the-pieces-and-assembling-the-gate
#9
João Gonçalves, Laurence Pelletier
Eukaryotic cilia are organelles that project from the surface of cells to fulfill motility and sensory functions. In vertebrates, the functions of both motile and immotile cilia are critical for embryonic development and adult tissue homeostasis. Importantly, a multitude of human diseases is caused by abnormal cilia biogenesis and functions which rely on the compartmentalization of the cilium and the maintenance of its protein composition. The transition zone (TZ) is a specialized ciliary domain present at the base of the cilium and is part of a gate that controls protein entry and exit from this organelle...
April 12, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400947/mutations-in-ift-a-satellite-core-component-genes-ift43-and-ift121-produce-short-rib-polydactyly-syndrome-with-distinctive-campomelia
#10
Ivan Duran, S Paige Taylor, Wenjuan Zhang, Jorge Martin, Faisal Qureshi, Suzanne M Jacques, Robert Wallerstein, Ralph S Lachman, Deborah A Nickerson, Michael Bamshad, Daniel H Cohn, Deborah Krakow
BACKGROUND: Skeletal ciliopathies comprise a spectrum of ciliary malfunction disorders that have a profound effect on the skeleton. Most common among these disorders is short rib polydactyly syndrome (SRPS), a recessively inherited perinatal lethal condition characterized by a long narrow chest, markedly shortened long bones, polydactyly and, often, multi-organ system involvement. SRPS shows extensive locus heterogeneity with mutations in genes encoding proteins that participate in cilia formation and/or function...
2017: Cilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396767/prenatal-diagnosis-of-bardet-biedl-syndrome-in-a-case-of-hyperechogenic-kidneys-clinical-use-of-dna-sequencing
#11
Santiago Garcia-Tizon Larroca, Vangeliya Blagoeva Atanasova, Maria Orera Clemente, Anna Aluja Mendez, Virginia Ortega Abad, Ricardo Perez Fernandez-Pacheco, Juan De León Luis, Francisco Gamez Alderete
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a ciliopathy that is responsible for multiple visceral abnormalities. This disorder is defined by a combination of clinical signs, many of which appear after several years of development. BBS may be suspected antenatally based on routine ultrasound findings of enlarged hyperechogenic kidneys and postaxial polydactyly.
April 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392475/a-familial-case-of-severe-infantile-nephronophthisis-explained-by-oligogenic-inheritance
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Valentin Penchev, Anelia Boueva, Kunka Kamenarova, Dimitar Roussinov, Reni Tzveova, Mariya Ivanova, Violeta Dimitrova, Ivo Kremensky, Vanio Mitev, Radka Kaneva, Olga Beltcheva
Renal cysts are common malformation during the prenatal and postnatal period and frequent cause of chronic kidney or ESRD. More than 70 genes have been shown to play role in their pathology. Part of them are responsible for the structure and function of the cilia, which assigns a large proportion of the renal cystic diseases in the ciliopathies. Another group of genes responsible for cystic kidneys encodes transcription factors with crucial role during organogenesis. We describe here a systematic approach for identifying the genetic cause(s) of an unusually severe form of renal cystic disease in a family with multiple affected siblings...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374938/diagnostic-use-of-computational-retrotransposon-detection-successful-definition-of-pathogenetic-mechanism-in-a-ciliopathy-phenotype
#13
Toshiki Takenouchi, Tomu Kuchikata, Hiroshi Yoshihashi, Mineko Fujiwara, Tomoko Uehara, Sahoko Miyama, Shiro Yamada, Kenjiro Kosaki
Among more than 5,000 human monogenic disorders with known causative genes, transposable element insertion of a Long Interspersed Nuclear Element 1 (LINE1, L1) is known as the mechanistic basis in only 13 genetic conditions. Meckel-Gruber syndrome is a rare ciliopathy characterized by occipital encephalocele and cystic kidney disease. Here, we document a boy with occipital encephalocele, post-axial polydactyly, and multicystic renal disease. A medical exome analysis detected a heterozygous frameshift mutation, c...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371265/oral-facial-digital-syndrome-type-1-in-males-congenital-heart-defects-are-included-in-its-phenotypic-spectrum
#14
Arjan Bouman, Mariëlle Alders, Roelof Jan Oostra, Elisabeth van Leeuwen, Nikki Thuijs, Anne-Marie van der Kevie-Kersemaekers, Merel van Maarle
Oral-facial-digital syndrome type 1 (OFD1; OMIM# 311200) is an X-linked dominant ciliopathy caused by mutations in the OFD1 gene. This condition is characterized by facial anomalies and abnormalities of oral tissues, digits, brain, and kidneys. Almost all affected patients are female, as OFD1 is presumed to be lethal in males, mostly in the first or second trimester of pregnancy. Live born males with OFD1 are a rare occurrence, with only five reported patients to date. In four patients the presence of a congenital heart defect (CHD) was observed...
April 3, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370949/beemer-langer-syndrome-is-a-ciliopathy-due-to-biallelic-mutations-in-ift122
#15
Karina C Silveira, Carolina A Moreno, Denise P Cavalcanti
Since most short-rib polydactyly phenotypes are due to genes involved with biogenesis and maintenance of the primary cilium, this group of skeletal dysplasias was recently designated as ciliopathies with major skeletal involvement. Beemer-Langer syndrome or short-rib polydactyly type IV, was first described in 1983, and has, thus far, remained without a defined molecular basis. The most recent classification of the skeletal dysplasias referred to this phenotype as an as-yet unproven ciliopathy. IFT122 is a gene that encodes a protein responsible for the retrograde transport along the cilium; it has been associated with this group of skeletal dysplasias...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361952/usp9x-regulates-centrosome-duplication-and-promotes-breast-carcinogenesis
#16
Xin Li, Nan Song, Ling Liu, Xinhua Liu, Xiang Ding, Xin Song, Shangda Yang, Lin Shan, Xing Zhou, Dongxue Su, Yue Wang, Qi Zhang, Cheng Cao, Shuai Ma, Na Yu, Fuquan Yang, Yan Wang, Zhi Yao, Yongfeng Shang, Lei Shi
Defective centrosome duplication is implicated in microcephaly and primordial dwarfism as well as various ciliopathies and cancers. Yet, how the centrosome biogenesis is regulated remains poorly understood. Here we report that the X-linked deubiquitinase USP9X is physically associated with centriolar satellite protein CEP131, thereby stabilizing CEP131 through its deubiquitinase activity. We demonstrate that USP9X is an integral component of centrosome and is required for centrosome biogenesis. Loss-of-function of USP9X impairs centrosome duplication and gain-of-function of USP9X promotes centrosome amplification and chromosome instability...
March 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361305/role-of-primary-cilia-in-non-dividing-and-post-mitotic-cells
#17
REVIEW
Gerd Walz
The essential role of primary (non-motile) cilia during the development of multi-cellular tissues and organs is well established and is underlined by severe disease manifestations caused by mutations in cilia-associated molecules that are collectively termed ciliopathies. However, the role of primary cilia in non-dividing and terminally differentiated, post-mitotic cells is less well understood. Although the prevention of cells from re-entering the cell cycle may represent a major chore, primary cilia have recently been linked to DNA damage responses, autophagy and mitochondria...
March 30, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352462/fixation-methods-can-differentially-affect-ciliary-protein-immunolabeling
#18
Kiet Hua, Russell J Ferland
BACKGROUND: Primary cilia are immotile, microtubule-based organelles present on most cells. Defects in primary cilia presence/function result in a category of developmental diseases referred to as ciliopathies. As the cilia field progresses, there is a need to consider both the ciliary and extraciliary roles of cilia proteins. However, traditional fixation methods are not always suitable for examining the full range of localizations of cilia proteins. Here, we tested a variety of fixation methods with commonly used cilia markers to determine the most appropriate fixation method for different cilia proteins...
2017: Cilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352024/anesthetic-management-of-two-cases-of-bardet-biedl-syndrome-for-renal-transplantation
#19
Kalpana S Vora, Manisha P Modi, Bina P Butala, Veena R Shah
Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a multisystem autosomal recessive disorder with clinical and genetic heterogeneity. It is a type of ciliopathy characterized by retinal dystrophy, central obesity, polydactyly, cognitive impairment, and gonadal and renal dysgenesis. It has been suggested that the involved proteins attach to the basal body of ciliated cells making this a disorder of ciliary dysfunction. We report two cases of typical BBS in a 17-year-old female and 29-year-old male patient, who presented for live-related renal transplant...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334871/proteomics-insights-into-infantile-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-cln1-point-to-the-involvement-of-cilia-pathology-in-the-disease
#20
Michal Segal-Salto, Karin Hansson, Tamar Sapir, Anna Kaplan, Talia Levy, Michaela Schwizer, Michael Frotscher, Peter James, Orly Reiner
Mutations in the depalmitoylation enzyme, palmitoyl protein thioesterase (PPT1), result in the early onset neurodegenerative disease known as Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis. Here, we provide proteomic evidence suggesting that PPT1 deficiency could be considered as a ciliopathy. Analysis of membrane proteins from brain enriched for acylated proteins from neonate Ppt1 knock out and control mice revealed a list of 88 proteins with differential expression levels. Amongst them, we identified Rab3IP, which regulates ciliogenesis in concert with Rab8 and Rab11...
March 6, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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