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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903237/leucine-rich-repeat-kinase-2-lrrk2-regulates-%C3%AE-synuclein-clearance-in-microglia
#1
Tatsunori Maekawa, Toshikuni Sasaoka, Sadahiro Azuma, Takafumi Ichikawa, Heather L Melrose, Matthew J Farrer, Fumiya Obata
BACKGROUND: α-Synuclein (αSYN) has been genetically implicated in familial and sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD), and is associated with disease susceptibility, progression and pathology. Excess amounts of αSYN are toxic to neurons. In the brain, microglial αSYN clearance is closely related to neuronal survival. Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) is the one of the other genes implicated in familial and sporadic PD. While LRRK2 is known to be expressed in microglia, its true function remains to be elucidated...
November 30, 2016: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882110/intermittent-fasting-is-neuroprotective-in-focal-cerebral-ischemia-by-minimizing-autophagic-flux-disturbance-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
#2
Ji Heun Jeong, Kwang Sik Yu, Dong Ho Bak, Je Hun Lee, Nam Seob Lee, Young Gil Jeong, Dong Kwan Kim, Jwa-Jin Kim, Seung-Yun Han
Previous studies have demonstrated that autophagy induced by caloric restriction (CR) is neuroprotective against cerebral ischemia. However, it has not been determined whether intermittent fasting (IF), a variation of CR, can exert autophagy-related neuroprotection against cerebral ischemia. Therefore, the neuroprotective effect of IF was evaluated over the course of two weeks in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia, which was induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion and reperfusion (MCAO/R). Specifically, the role of autophagy modulation as a potential underlying mechanism for this phenomenon was investigated...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881733/lysosomal-trafficking-regulator-lyst-links-membrane-trafficking-to-toll-like-receptor-mediated-inflammatory-responses
#3
Andreas Westphal, Weijia Cheng, Jinbo Yu, Guntram Grassl, Martina Krautkrämer, Otto Holst, Niko Föger, Kyeong-Hee Lee
Subcellular compartmentalization of receptor signaling is an emerging principle in innate immunity. However, the functional integration of receptor signaling pathways into membrane trafficking routes and its physiological relevance for immune responses is still largely unclear. In this study, using Lyst-mutant beige mice, we show that lysosomal trafficking regulator Lyst links endolysosomal organization to the selective control of toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)- and TLR4-mediated proinflammatory responses. Consequently, Lyst-mutant mice showed increased susceptibility to bacterial infection and were largely resistant to endotoxin-induced septic shock...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852901/multivalent-rab-interactions-determine-tether-mediated-membrane-fusion
#4
Anna Lürick, Jieqiong Gao, Anne Kuhlee, Erdal Yavavli, Lars Langemeyer, Angela Perz, Stefan Raunser, Christian Ungermann
Membrane fusion at endomembranes requires crosstalk between Rab GTPases and tethers to drive SNARE-mediated lipid bilayer mixing. Several tethers have multiple Rab binding sites with largely untested function. Here, we dissected the lysosomal HOPS complex as a tethering complex with just two binding sites for the Rab7-like Ypt7 protein to determine their relevance for fusion. Using tethering and fusion assays combined with HOPS mutants we show that HOPS-dependent fusion requires both Rab binding sites, with Vps39 being the stronger Ypt7-interactor than Vps41...
November 16, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852225/a-functional-endosomal-pathway-is-necessary-for-lysosome-biogenesis-in-drosophila
#5
Anne-Claire Jacomin, Marie-Odile Fauvarque, Emmanuel Taillebourg
BACKGROUND: Lysosomes are the major catabolic compartment within eukaryotic cells, and their biogenesis requires the integration of the biosynthetic and endosomal pathways. Endocytosis and autophagy are the primary inputs of the lysosomal degradation pathway. Endocytosis is specifically needed for the degradation of membrane proteins whereas autophagy is responsible for the degradation of cytoplasmic components. We previously identified the deubiquitinating enzyme UBPY/USP8 as being necessary for lysosomal biogenesis and productive autophagy in Drosophila...
November 16, 2016: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848911/phospholipase-d-activity-couples-plasma-membrane-endocytosis-with-retromer-dependent-recycling
#6
Rajan Thakur, Aniruddha Panda, Elise Coessens, Nikita Raj, Shweta Yadav, Sruthi Balakrishnan, Qifeng Zhang, Plamen Georgiev, Bishal Basak, Renu Pasricha, Michael Jo Wakelam, Nicholas T Ktistakis, Padinjat Raghu
During illumination, the light-sensitive plasma membrane (rhabdomere) of Drosophila photoreceptors undergoes turnover with consequent changes in size and composition. However, the mechanism by which illumination is coupled to rhabdomere turnover remains unclear. We find that photoreceptors contain a light-dependent phospholipase D (PLD) activity. During illumination, loss of PLD resulted in an enhanced reduction in rhabdomere size, accumulation of Rab7 positive, rhodopsin1-containing vesicles (RLVs) in the cell body and reduced rhodopsin protein...
November 16, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827364/structural-and-mechanistic-insights-into-regulation-of-the-retromer-coat-by-tbc1d5
#7
Da Jia, Jin-San Zhang, Fang Li, Jing Wang, Zhihui Deng, Mark A White, Douglas G Osborne, Christine Phillips-Krawczak, Timothy S Gomez, Haiying Li, Amika Singla, Ezra Burstein, Daniel D Billadeau, Michael K Rosen
Retromer is a membrane coat complex that is recruited to endosomes by the small GTPase Rab7 and sorting nexin 3. The timing of this interaction and consequent endosomal dynamics are thought to be regulated by the guanine nucleotide cycle of Rab7. Here we demonstrate that TBC1d5, a GTPase-activating protein (GAP) for Rab7, is a high-affinity ligand of the retromer cargo selective complex VPS26/VPS29/VPS35. The crystal structure of the TBC1d5 GAP domain bound to VPS29 and complementary biochemical and cellular data show that a loop from TBC1d5 binds to a conserved hydrophobic pocket on VPS29 opposite the VPS29-VPS35 interface...
November 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815878/analysis-of-lc3-associated-phagocytosis-and-antigen-presentation
#8
Laure-Anne Ligeon, Susana Romao, Christian Münz
The noncanonical macroautophagy pathway, LC3-associated phagocytosis (LAP) has recently emerged as an important catabolic process involved during exogenous antigen processing. It has been described that in human macrophages and dendritic cells the direct recruitment of LC3 to the phagosomal membrane is associated with its maturation impairment, allowing the stabilization of the cargo to prolong antigen presentation on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules.In this chapter, we describe methods to monitor, manipulate, and understand the role of LAP during MHC class II presentation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799422/monensin-sensitivity-1-mon1-calcium-caffeine-zinc-sensitivity-1-ccz1-mediated-rab7-activation-regulates-tapetal-programmed-cell-death-and-pollen-development
#9
Yong Cui, Qiong Zhao, Hong-Tao Xie, Wing Shing Wong, Xiangfeng Wang, Caiji Gao, Yu Ding, Yuqi Tan, Takashi Ueda, Yan Zhang, Liwen Jiang
Program cell death (PCD)-triggered degradation of plant tapetum is essential for microspore development and pollen coat formation, however, little is known about the cellular mechanism regulating tapetal PCD. Here, we demonstrate that Rab7-mediated vacuolar transport of tapetum degradation-related cysteine proteases is crucial for tapetal PCD and pollen development in Arabidopsis, with the following evidence: 1) The mon1 mutants, which are defective in Rab7 activation, showed impaired male fertility due to a combined defect in both tapetum and male gametophyte development; 2) In anthers, MON1 showed preferential high level expression in tapetal cell layers and pollen; 3) The mon1 mutants exhibited delayed tapetum degeneration and tapetal PCD, resulting in abnormal pollen coat formation and decreased male fertility; 4) MON1/CCZ1-mediated Rab7 activation was indispensable for vacuolar trafficking of tapetum degradation-related cysteine proteases, supporting that PCD-triggered tapetum degeneration requires Rab7-mediated vacuolar trafficking of these cysteine proteases; and 5) MON1 mutations also resulted in defective pollen germination and tube growth...
October 31, 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798239/phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase-ii%C3%AE-negatively-regulates-invadopodia-formation-and-suppresses-an-invasive-cellular-phenotype
#10
Ganiyu Olabanji Alli-Balogun, Christina A Gewinner, Ruth Jacobs, Janos Kriston-Vizi, Mark G Waugh, Shane Minogue
The type II PI 4-kinases enzymes synthesise the lipid phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI(4)P) which has been detected at the Golgi complex and endosomal compartments, and which recruits clathrin adaptors. Despite common mechanistic similarities between the isoforms, the extent of their redundancy is unclear.We found that depletion of PI4KIIα and PI4KIIβ using siRNA led to actin remodelling. Depletion of PI4KIIβ also induced the formation of invadopodia containing membrane type I matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP)...
October 26, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793976/vps34-regulates-rab7-and-late-endocytic-trafficking-through-recruitment-of-the-gtpase-activating-protein-armus
#11
Nadia Jaber, Noor Mohd-Naim, Ziqing Wang, Jennifer L DeLeon, Seong Kim, Hua Zhong, Namratha Sheshadri, Zhixun Dou, Aimee L Edinger, Guangwei Du, Vania M M Braga, Wei-Xing Zong
The class III phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) Vps34 (also known as PIK3C3 in mammals) produces phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate [PI(3)P] on both early and late endosome membranes to control membrane dynamics. We used Vps34-deficient cells to delineate whether Vps34 has additional roles in endocytic trafficking. In Vps34(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), transferrin recycling and EEA1 membrane localization were unaffected despite elevated Rab5-GTP levels. Strikingly, a large increase in Rab7-GTP levels, an accumulation of enlarged late endosomes, and decreased EGFR degradation were observed in Vps34-deficient cells...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791088/hepatitis-c-virus-promotes-virion-secretion-through-cleavage-of-the-rab7-adaptor-protein-rilp
#12
Ann L Wozniak, Abby Long, Kellyann N Jones-Jamtgaard, Steven A Weinman
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is an enveloped RNA virus that modifies intracellular trafficking processes. The mechanisms that HCV and other viruses use to modify these events are poorly understood. In this study, we observed that two different RNA viruses, HCV and Sendai, cause inhibition of ras-related protein Rab-7 (Rab7)-dependent endosome-lysosome fusion. In both cases, viral infection causes cleavage of the Rab7 adaptor protein RILP (Rab interacting lysosomal protein), which is responsible for linking Rab7 vesicles to dynein motor complexes...
November 1, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777970/plekhm1-def8-rab7-complex-regulates-lysosome-positioning-and-bone-homeostasis
#13
Toshifumi Fujiwara, Shiqiao Ye, Thiago Castro-Gomes, Caylin G Winchell, Norma W Andrews, Daniel E Voth, Kottayil I Varughese, Samuel G Mackintosh, Yunfeng Feng, Nathan Pavlos, Takashi Nakamura, Stavros C Manolagas, Haibo Zhao
Mutations of the Plekhm1 gene in humans and rats cause osteopetrosis, an inherited bone disease characterized by diminished bone resorption by osteoclasts. PLEKHM1 binds to RAB7 and is critical for lysosome trafficking. However, the molecular mechanisms by which PLEKHM1 regulates lysosomal pathways remain unknown. Here, we generated germline and conditional Plekhm1-deficient mice. These mice displayed no overt abnormalities in major organs, except for an increase in trabecular bone mass. Furthermore, loss of PLEKHM1 abrogated the peripheral distribution of lysosomes and bone resorption in osteoclasts...
October 20, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764233/escrt-i-protein-tsg101-plays-a-role-in-the-post-macropinocytic-trafficking-and-infection-of-endothelial-cells-by-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus
#14
Binod Kumar, Dipanjan Dutta, Jawed Iqbal, Mairaj Ahmed Ansari, Arunava Roy, Leela Chikoti, Gina Pisano, Mohanan Valiya Veettil, Bala Chandran
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) binding to the endothelial cell surface heparan sulfate is followed by sequential interactions with α3β1, αVβ3 and αVβ5 integrins and Ephrin A2 receptor tyrosine kinase (EphA2R). These interactions activate host cell pre-existing FAK, Src, PI3-K and RhoGTPase signaling cascades, c-Cbl mediated ubiquitination of receptors, recruitment of CIB1, p130Cas and Crk adaptor molecules, and membrane bleb formation leading to lipid raft dependent macropinocytosis of KSHV into human microvascular dermal endothelial (HMVEC-d) cells...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762083/the-rhodococcus-equi-virulence-protein-vapa-disrupts-endolysosome-function-and-stimulates-lysosome-biogenesis
#15
Adam P Rofe, Luther J Davis, Jean L Whittingham, Elizabeth C Latimer-Bowman, Anthony J Wilkinson, Paul R Pryor
Rhodococcus equi (R. equi) is an important pulmonary pathogen in foals that often leads to the death of the horse. The bacterium harbors a virulence plasmid that encodes numerous virulence-associated proteins (Vaps) including VapA that is essential for intracellular survival inside macrophages. However, little is known about the precise function of VapA. Here, we demonstrate that VapA causes perturbation to late endocytic organelles with swollen endolysosome organelles having reduced Cathepsin B activity and an accumulation of LBPA, LC3 and Rab7...
October 19, 2016: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742832/small-molecule-inhibition-of-rab7-impairs-b-cell-class-switching-and-plasma-cell-survival-to-dampen-the-autoantibody-response-in-murine-lupus
#16
Tonika Lam, Dennis V Kulp, Rui Wang, Zheng Lou, Julia Taylor, Carlos E Rivera, Hui Yan, Qi Zhang, Zhonghua Wang, Hong Zan, Dmitri N Ivanov, Guangming Zhong, Paolo Casali, Zhenming Xu
IgG autoantibodies mediate pathology in systemic lupus patients and lupus-prone mice. In this study, we showed that the class-switched IgG autoantibody response in MRL/Fas(lpr/lpr) and C57/Sle1Sle2Sle2 mice was blocked by the CID 1067700 compound, which specifically targeted Ras-related in brain 7 (Rab7), an endosome-localized small GTPase that was upregulated in activated human and mouse lupus B cells, leading to prevention of disease development and extension of lifespan. These were associated with decreased IgG-expressing B cells and plasma cells, but unchanged numbers and functions of myeloid cells and T cells...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738552/neo1-and-phosphatidylethanolamine-contribute-to-vacuole-membrane-fusion-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#17
Yuantai Wu, Mehmet Takar, Andrea A Cuentas-Condori, Todd R Graham
NEO1 is an essential gene in budding yeast and belongs to a highly conserved subfamily of P-type ATPase genes that encode phospholipid flippases. Inactivation of temperature sensitive neo1(ts) alleles produces pleiomorphic defects in the secretory and endocytic pathways, including fragmented vacuoles. A screen for multicopy suppressors of neo1-2(ts) growth defects yielded YPT7, which encodes a Rab7 homolog involved in SNARE-dependent vacuolar fusion. YPT7 suppressed the vacuole fragmentation phenotype of neo1-2, but did not suppress Golgi-associated protein trafficking defects...
July 2016: Cellular Logistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698943/intracellular-trafficking-network-of-protein-nanocapsules-endocytosis-exocytosis-and-autophagy
#18
Jinxie Zhang, Xudong Zhang, Gan Liu, Danfeng Chang, Xin Liang, Xianbing Zhu, Wei Tao, Lin Mei
The inner membrane vesicle system is a complex transport system that includes endocytosis, exocytosis and autophagy. However, the details of the intracellular trafficking pathway of nanoparticles in cells have been poorly investigated. Here, we investigate in detail the intracellular trafficking pathway of protein nanocapsules using more than 30 Rab proteins as markers of multiple trafficking vesicles in endocytosis, exocytosis and autophagy. We observed that FITC-labeled protein nanoparticles were internalized by the cells mainly through Arf6-dependent endocytosis and Rab34-mediated micropinocytosis...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689189/toll-like-receptor-2-signalling-and-the-lysosomal-machinery-in-barrett-s-esophagus
#19
Romy E Verbeek, Peter D Siersema, Frank P Vleggaar, Fiebo J Ten Kate, George Posthuma, Rhonda F Souza, Judith de Haan, Jantine W P M van Baal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammation plays an important role in the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma and its metaplastic precursor lesion, Barrett's esophagus. Toll-like receptor (TLR) 2 signalling and lysosomal function have been linked to inflammation-associated carcinogenesis. We examined the expression of TLR2 in the esophagus and the effect of long-term TLR2 activation on morphological changes and expression of factors involved in lysosomal function in a Barrett's esophagus epithelium cell line...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659488/liprin-%C3%AE-1-and-erc1-control-cell-edge-dynamics-by-promoting-focal-adhesion-turnover
#20
Veronica Astro, Diletta Tonoli, Sara Chiaretti, Sabrina Badanai, Kristyna Sala, Marino Zerial, Ivan de Curtis
Liprin-α1 and ERC1 are interacting scaffold proteins regulating the motility of normal and tumor cells. They act as part of plasma membrane-associated platforms at the edge of motile cells to promote protrusion by largely unknown mechanisms. Here we identify an amino-terminal region of the liprin-α1 protein (liprin-N) that is sufficient and necessary for the interaction with other liprin-α1 molecules. Similar to liprin-α1 or ERC1 silencing, expression of the liprin-N negatively affects tumor cell motility and extracellular matrix invasion, acting as a dominant negative by interacting with endogenous liprin-α1 and causing the displacement of the endogenous ERC1 protein from the cell edge...
2016: Scientific Reports
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