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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225479/long-lasting-training-in-the-barnes-maze-prompts-hippocampal-spinogenesis-and-habituation-in-rats
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Maia Uriarte, Olalekan M Ogundele, Joaquin Pardo
There is a constant need to assess spatial memory in small rodents to elucidate the basics of cognition in neuroscience experiments. Thus, the significance of the Barnes maze in the biology of hippocampal and cortical neural function cannot be overemphasized. Despite the wide use of the Barnes maze, the effect of maze task training on the structure of hippocampal neurons is yet to be elucidated. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to intense training on the Barnes maze (3 months). Subsequently, the hippocampus (cornus ammonis and dentate gyrus) of separate sets of rats was processed for Golgi Colonnier techniques (silver impregnation) and adenoviral-green fluorescent protein labeling (immunohistochemistry)...
February 20, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223137/human-clec16a-regulates-autophagy-through-modulating-mtor-activity
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Rachel Chun Yee Tam, Michelle Wing Man Li, Yan Pan Gao, Yuen Ting Pang, Sheng Yan, Wei Ge, Chak Sing Lau, Vera Sau Fong Chan
CLEC16A is genetically linked with multiple autoimmune disorders but its functional relevance in autoimmunity remains obscure. Recent evidence has signposted the emerging role of autophagy in autoimmune disease development. Here, by ectopic expression and siRNA silencing, we show that CLEC16A has an inhibitory role in starvation-induced autophagy in human cells. Combining quantitative proteomics and immunoblotting analyses, we found that CLEC16A likely regulates autophagy by activating mTOR pathway. Overexpression of CLEC16A was found to sensitize cells towards the availability of nutrients, resulting in a heightened mTOR activity, which in turn diminished LC3 autophagic activity following nutrient deprivation...
February 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219369/the-tumor-suppressor-rhobtb1-controls-golgi-integrity-and-breast-cancer-cell-invasion-through-mettl7b
#3
Caroline M McKinnon, Harry Mellor
BACKGROUND: RhoBTB1 and 2 are atypical members of the Rho GTPase family of signaling proteins. Unlike other Rho GTPases, RhoBTB1 and 2 undergo silencing or mutation in a wide range of epithelial cancers; however, little is known about the consequences of this loss of function. METHODS: We analyzed transcriptome data to identify transcriptional targets of RhoBTB2. We verified these using Q-PCR and then used gene silencing and cell imaging to determine the cellular function of these targets downstream of RhoBTB signaling...
February 20, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218624/loss-of-microrna-7a2-induces-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-and-infertility
#4
Kashan Ahmed, Mary P LaPierre, Emanuel Gasser, Rémy Denzler, Yinjie Yang, Thomas Rülicke, Jukka Kero, Mathieu Latreille, Markus Stoffel
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are negative modulators of gene expression that fine-tune numerous biological processes. miRNA loss-of-function rarely results in highly penetrant phenotypes, but rather, influences cellular responses to physiologic and pathophysiologic stresses. Here, we have reported that a single member of the evolutionarily conserved miR-7 family, miR-7a2, is essential for normal pituitary development and hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) function in adulthood. Genetic deletion of mir-7a2 causes infertility, with low levels of gonadotropic and sex steroid hormones, small testes or ovaries, impaired spermatogenesis, and lack of ovulation in male and female mice, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218281/ubiquitination-and-dynactin-regulate-tmepai-lysosomal-trafficking
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Shenheng Luo, Lei Jing, Tian Zhao, Yuyin Li, Zhenxing Liu, Aipo Diao
The transmembrane prostate androgen-induced protein (TMEPAI) has been reported to be elevated in various tumor cells, is localized to the lysosome and promotes lysosome stability. The molecular mechanism of TMEPAI trafficking however to the lysosome is unknown. Here we report that clathrin and CI-M6PR mediate TMEPAI transport from the Golgi directly into the endo-lysosomal pathway. TMEPAI is ubiquitinated at its C-terminal region and ubiquitination modification of TMEPAI is a signal for its lysosomal trafficking...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215293/neuronal-roles-of-the-bicaudal-d-family-of-motor-adaptors
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M Budzinska, K B Wicher, M Terenzio
All cell types rely on active intracellular cargo transport to shuttle essential cellular components such as proteins, lipids, RNA, and even organelles from the center to the periphery and vice versa. Additionally, several signaling pathways take advantage of intracellular transport to propagate their signals by moving activated receptors and protein effectors to specific locations inside the cell. Neurons particularly, being a very polarized cell type, are highly dependent on molecular motors for the anterograde and retrograde delivery of essential cellular components and signaling molecules...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213314/emerging-themes-of-regulation-at-the-golgi
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Stefanie L Makowski, Thuy Tt Tran, Seth J Field
The Golgi is generally recognized for its central role in the secretory pathway to orchestrate protein post-translational modification and trafficking of proteins and lipids to their final destination. Despite the common view of the Golgi as an inert sorting organelle, emerging data demonstrate that important signaling events occur at the Golgi, including those that regulate the trafficking function of the Golgi. The phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate/GOLPH3/MYO18A/F-actin complex serves as a hub for signals that regulate Golgi trafficking function...
February 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209731/transport-of-fungal-rab11-secretory-vesicles-involves-myosin-5-dynein-dynactin-p25-and-kinesin-1-and-is-independent-of-kinesin-3
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Miguel A Peñalva, Jun Zhang, Xin Xiang, Areti Pantazopoulou
Hyphal tip cells of the fungus Aspergillus nidulans are useful to study long-range intracellular traffic. Post-Golgi secretory vesicles (SVs) containing the RAB11 orthologue RabE engage myosin-5 as well as plus-end- and minus-end-directed microtubule motors, providing an experimental system to investigate the interplay between microtubule and actin motors acting on the same cargo. By exploiting the fact that depolymerization of F-actin 'unleashes' SVs focused at the apex by myosin-5 to microtubule-dependent motors, we establish that the minus-end directed transport of SVs requires the dynein/dynactin supercomplex...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209512/n-glycan-dependent-cell-surface-expression-of-the-p2y2-receptor-and-n-glycan-independent-distribution-to-lipid-rafts
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Tetsuto Nakagawa, Chihiro Takahashi, Hitomi Matsuzaki, Shohei Takeyama, Shinpei Sato, Ayaka Sato, Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Hideyoshi Higashi
P2Y2 receptor (P2Y2R) is a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that couples with Gαq/11 and is stimulated by ATP and UTP. P2Y2R is involved in pain, proinflammatory changes, and blood pressure control. Some GPCRs are localized in lipid rafts for interaction with other signaling molecules. In this study, we prepared N-glycan-deficient mutants by mutating the two consensus Asn residues for N-glycosylation to Gln to examine intracellular localization and association with lipid rafts. Western blotting of the wild type (WT) protein and mutants (N9Q, N13Q, N9Q/N13Q) in COS-7 cells showed that both Asn residues were glycosylated in the WT...
February 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203043/influence-of-antenatal-synthetic-glucocorticoid-administration-on-pyramidal-cell-morphology-and-microtubule-associated-protein-type-2-map2-in-rat-cerebrocortical-neurons
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Rodrigo Pascual, Isabel Cuevas, Odra Santander, Martina Valencia
Previous animal studies have indicated that excessive prenatal circulating glucocorticoid (GC) levels induced by the antenatal administration of synthetic GC (sGC) significantly alter neuronal development in the cerebellar and hippocampal neurons of the offspring. However, it is unknown whether antenatal sGC administration results in long-term neocortical pyramidal cell impairment. In the current study, we examined whether an equivalent therapeutic dose of antenatal betamethasone phosphate (BET) in pregnant rats alters the Golgi-stained basilar dendritic length and histochemical expression of dendritic microtubule-associated protein 2 (MAP2) of neocortical pyramidal cells in infant, adolescent, and young adult offspring...
January 2017: Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology: Case Reports and Clinical Investigations: Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197073/association-of-trka-and-app-is-promoted-by-ngf-and-reduced-by-cell-death-promoting-agents
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Nadia Canu, Ilaria Pagano, Luca Rosario La Rosa, Marsha Pellegrino, Maria Teresa Ciotti, Delio Mercanti, Fabiola Moretti, Valentina Sposato, Viviana Triaca, Carla Petrella, Ichiro N Maruyama, Andrea Levi, Pietro Calissano
The amyloid precursor protein (APP) interacts with the tropomyosin receptor kinase A (TrkA) in normal rat, mouse, and human brain tissue but not in Alzheimer's disease (AD) brain tissue. However, it has not been reported whether the two proteins interact directly, and if so, which domains are involved. Clarifying these points will increase our understanding of the role and regulation of the TrkA/APP interaction in normal brain functioning as well as in AD. Here we addressed these questions using bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) and the proximity ligation assay (PLA)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196861/molecular-determinants-of-the-n-terminal-acetyltransferase-naa60-anchoring-to-the-golgi-membrane
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Henriette Aksnes, Marianne Goris, Øyvind Strømland, Adrian Drazic, Qaiser Waheed, Nathalie Reuter, Thomas Arnesen
Nα-acetyltransferase 60 (Naa60 or NatF) was recently identified as an unconventional N-terminal acetyltransferase (NAT) since it localizes to organelles, in particular the Golgi apparatus, and has a preference for acetylating N-termini of transmembrane proteins. This knowledge challenged the prevailing view of N-terminal acetylation as a co-translational ribosome-associated process and suggested a new mechanistic functioning for the enzymes responsible for this increasingly recognized protein modification...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196470/proteasome-impairment-in-neural-cells-derived-from-hmsn-p-patient-ipscs
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Nagahisa Murakami, Keiko Imamura, Yuishin Izumi, Naohiro Egawa, Kayoko Tsukita, Takako Enami, Takuya Yamamoto, Toshitaka Kawarai, Ryuji Kaji, Haruhisa Inoue
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy with proximal dominant involvement (HMSN-P) is caused by a heterozygous mutation (P285L) in Tropomyosin-receptor kinase Fused Gene (TFG), histopathologically characterized by progressive spinal motor neuron loss with TFG cytosolic aggregates. Although the TFG protein, found as a type of fusion oncoprotein, is known to facilitate vesicle transport from endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to Golgi apparatus at ER exit site, it is unclear how mutant TFG causes motor neuron degeneration...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192532/role-of-arf-gtpases-in-fungal-morphogenesis-and-virulence
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Hayet Labbaoui, Stéphanie Bogliolo, Vikram Ghugtyal, Norma V Solis, Scott G Filler, Robert A Arkowitz, Martine Bassilana
Virulence of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans depends on the switch from budding to filamentous growth, which requires sustained membrane traffic and polarized growth. In many organisms, small GTPases of the Arf (ADP-ribosylation factor) family regulate membrane/protein trafficking, yet little is known about their role in fungal filamentous growth. To investigate these GTPases in C. albicans, we generated loss of function mutants in all 3 Arf proteins, Arf1-Arf3, and 2 Arf-like proteins, Arl1 and Arl3...
February 13, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192400/oncogenic-signaling-by-kit-tyrosine-kinase-occurs-selectively-on-the-golgi-apparatus-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Y Obata, K Horikawa, T Takahashi, Y Akieda, M Tsujimoto, J A Fletcher, H Esumi, T Nishida, R Abe
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are caused by gain-of-function mutations in the Kit receptor tyrosine kinase. Most primary GIST patients respond to the Kit inhibitor imatinib, but this drug often becomes ineffective because of secondary mutations in the Kit kinase domain. The characteristic intracellular accumulation of imatinib-sensitive and -resistant Kit protein is well documented, but its relationship to oncogenic signaling remains unknown. Here, we show that in cancer tissue from primary GIST patients as well as in cell lines, mutant Kit accumulates on the Golgi apparatus, whereas normal Kit localizes to the plasma membrane (PM)...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187152/the-role-of-the-two-splice-variants-and-extranuclear-pathway-on-ki-67-regulation-in-non-cancer-and-cancer-cells
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Luca Chierico, Loris Rizzello, Lijuan Guan, Adrian Steve Joseph, Andrew Lewis, Giuseppe Battaglia
Ki-67 is a nuclear protein that has been used in cancer diagnostic because of its specific cell-cycle dependent expression profile. After quantifying and characterising the expression level of Ki-67, as a function of the cell cycle, we found out that the two main splice variants of the protein (i.e. α and β) are differently regulated in non-cancerous and cancerous cells both at mRNA and protein level. We were able to correlate the presence of the α variant of the protein with the progression through the interphase of cell cycle...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186328/site-specific-monitoring-of-n-glycosylation-profiles-of-a-ctla4-fc-fusion-protein-from-the-secretory-pathway-to-the-extracellular-environment
#17
Karina Bora de Oliveira, David Spencer, Christopher Barton, Nitin Agarwal
Glycosylation often plays a key role in the safety and efficacy of therapeutic proteins to patients, thus underlying the need for consistent control of this important post-translational modification during biologics production. In this study, we profiled the site-specific evolution of N-glycans on a CTLA4-Fc-fusion protein, from the intracellular secretory pathway to the conditioned medium (CM) in fed-batch cell culture. For this, we developed an approach that combined sub-cellular fractionation with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analyses...
February 10, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184226/clathrin-in-chara-australis-molecular-analysis-and-involvement-in-charasome-degradation-and-constitutive-endocytosis
#18
Marion C Hoepflinger, Margit Hoeftberger, Aniela Sommer, Christina Hametner, Ilse Foissner
Charasomes are convoluted plasma membrane domains in characean green algae. They are known to form in response to light via secretion of trans-Golgi network (TGN) vesicles and local inhibition of endocytosis. Charasomes are involved in the acidification of their aqueous environment, thereby facilitating photosynthesis-dependent carbon uptake. Charasome formation is reversible to allow cells to adapt to different light conditions. Here, we show that darkness-induced degradation of charasomes involves the formation of coated pits and coated vesicles...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182746/selection-and-evaluation-of-new-reference-genes-for-rt-qpcr-analysis-in-epinephelus-akaara-based-on-transcriptome-data
#19
Huan Wang, Xiang Zhang, Qiaohong Liu, Xiaochun Liu, Shaoxiong Ding
Groupers are an economically important fish species in world fishery markets. Because many studies using RT-qPCR have addressed gene expression in groupers, appropriate reference genes are required to obtain reliable and accurate results. In this study, the most suitable reference genes were identified from eleven candidate genes of one of the most valuable species, Epinephelus akaara, in a range of different experimental conditions. Using the software packages geNorm, NormFinder, BestKeeper and refFinder, three traditionally used reference genes, β-actin (β-ACT), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), and beta-2-microglobulin (B2M), were identified as not suitable for E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179995/caspase-mediated-proteolysis-of-the-sorting-nexin-2-disrupts-retromer-assembly-and-potentiates-met-hepatocyte-growth-factor-receptor-signaling
#20
Catherine M Duclos, Audrey Champagne, Julie C Carrier, Caroline Saucier, Christine L Lavoie, Jean-Bernard Denault
The unfolding of apoptosis involves the cleavage of hundreds of proteins by the caspase family of cysteinyl peptidases. Among those substrates are proteins involved in intracellular vesicle trafficking with a net outcome of shutting down the crucial processes governing protein transport to organelles and to the plasma membrane. However, because of the intertwining of receptor trafficking and signaling, cleavage of specific proteins may lead to unintended consequences. Here we show that in apoptosis, sorting nexin 1 and 2 (SNX1 and SNX2), two proteins involved in endosomal sorting, are cleaved by initiator caspases and also by executioner caspase-6 in the case of SNX2...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
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