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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931065/chlamydomonas-fap265-is-a-tubulin-polymerization-promoting-protein-essential-for-flagellar-reassembly-and-hatching-of-daughter-cells-from-the-sporangium
#1
Damayanti Tammana, Trinadh Venkata Satish Tammana
Tubulin polymerization promoting proteins (TPPPs) belong to a family of neomorphic moon lighting proteins, involved in various physiological and pathological conditions. In physiological conditions, TPPPs play an important role in microtubule dynamics regulating mitotic spindle assembly and in turn cell proliferation. In pathological situations, TPPPs interact with α-synuclein and β-amyloid and promote their aggregation leading to Parkinson's disease and multiple system atrophy. Orthologs of TPPP family proteins were identified in ciliary proteomes from various organisms including Chlamydomonas but their role in ciliogenesis was not known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930663/the-trem2-apoe-pathway-drives-the-transcriptional-phenotype-of-dysfunctional-microglia-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#2
Susanne Krasemann, Charlotte Madore, Ron Cialic, Caroline Baufeld, Narghes Calcagno, Rachid El Fatimy, Lien Beckers, Elaine O'Loughlin, Yang Xu, Zain Fanek, David J Greco, Scott T Smith, George Tweet, Zachary Humulock, Tobias Zrzavy, Patricia Conde-Sanroman, Mar Gacias, Zhiping Weng, Hao Chen, Emily Tjon, Fargol Mazaheri, Kristin Hartmann, Asaf Madi, Jason D Ulrich, Markus Glatzel, Anna Worthmann, Joerg Heeren, Bogdan Budnik, Cynthia Lemere, Tsuneya Ikezu, Frank L Heppner, Vladimir Litvak, David M Holtzman, Hans Lassmann, Howard L Weiner, Jordi Ochando, Christian Haass, Oleg Butovsky
Microglia play a pivotal role in the maintenance of brain homeostasis but lose homeostatic function during neurodegenerative disorders. We identified a specific apolipoprotein E (APOE)-dependent molecular signature in microglia from models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and in microglia surrounding neuritic β-amyloid (Aβ)-plaques in the brains of people with AD. The APOE pathway mediated a switch from a homeostatic to a neurodegenerative microglia phenotype after phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons...
September 19, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930631/direct-evidence-of-intrinsic-blue-fluorescence-from-oligomeric-interfaces-of-human-serum-albumin
#3
Arpan Bhattacharya, Soumitra Bhowmik, Amit K Singh, Prashant Kodgire, Apurba K Das, Tushar Kanti Mukherjee
The molecular origin behind the concentration-dependent intrinsic blue fluorescence of human serum albumin (HSA) is not known yet. This unusual blue fluorescence is believed to be a characteristic feature of amyloid-like fibrils of protein/peptide and originates due to the delocalization of peptide bond electrons through the extended hydrogen bond networks of cross--sheet structure. Herein, by combining the results of spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography, native gel electrophoresis and confocal microscopy, we have shown that the intrinsic blue fluorescence of HSA exclusively originates from oligomeric interfaces devoid of any amyloid-like fibrillar structure...
September 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930609/age-related-pathological-changes-in-the-pancreas
#4
Yoko Matsuda
Pancreas has a complex histology and is characterized by a combination of endocrine and exocrine cells. Pancreas undergoes various pathological changes with aging characterized by increased fatty replacement, fibrosis, lymphoplasmacytic infiltration, amyloid deposition, a decreased weight as well as development of intra-epithelial neoplastic changes. These age-related alterations lead to diabetes mellitus and can predispose the individual to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. In this review, we summarize age-related morphological and pathological changes of aging in pancreas...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930532/neuroprotective-role-of-asiatic-acid-in-aluminium-chloride-induced-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#5
Mashoque Ahmad Rather, Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Mathiyazahan Dhivya Bharathi, Musthafa Mohamed Essa, Gilles J Guillemin
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, characterized by memory loss, cognitive impairment and personality disorders accompanied by diffuse structural abnormalities in the brain of elderly people. The current investigation explored the neuroprotective potential of asiatic acid (AA), a natural triterpene of Centella asiatica on aluminium chloride (AlCl3) induced rat model of AD. Oral administration of AlCl3 (100 mg/kg b.w.) for 42 days significantly elevated the levels of Al, activity of acetyl cholinesterase and expressions of amyloid precursor protein, amyloid beta1-42, beta and gamma secretases, glial fibrillary acidic protein, ionized calcium binding adaptor molecule 1, interleukins -1β, 6, 4, 2, tumor necrosis factor alpha, inducible nitric oxide synthase, nuclear factor- k beta and cyclooxygenase-2 in the hippocampus and cortex  compared to the control group...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930473/molecular-insights-into-human-serum-albumin-as-a-receptor-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-in-the-extracellular-region
#6
Tae Su Choi, Hyuck Jin Lee, Jong Yoon Han, Mi Hee Lim, Hugh I Kim
Regulation of amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation by metal ions and proteins is essential for understanding the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Human serum albumin (HSA), a regulator of metal and protein transportation, can modulate metal-Aβ interactions and Aβ aggregation in human fluid; however, the molecular mechanisms for such activities remain unclear. Herein, we report the molecular-level complexation between Zn(II), Cu(II), Aβ, and HSA, which is able to alter the aggregation and cytotoxicity of Aβ peptides and induce their cellular transportation...
September 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930349/a-versatile-platform-for-adding-functional-properties-to-amyloid-fibrils
#7
Devon F A Fontaine, Valerie A Ivancic, Michael B Reardon, Noel D Lazo, Charles E Jakobsche
Herein we report the design, synthesis, and testing of prototype members of a family of amyloid-binding molecular tools that can manipulate the fibrils by giving them various new functional properties. Potential applications include manipulating disease-relevant fibrils, developing novel functional nanomaterials, and studying the molecular details of fibril structures.
September 20, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930140/identification-of-phlogacantholide-c-as-a-novel-adam10-enhancer-from-traditional-chinese-medicinal-plants
#8
Myriam Meineck, Florian Schuck, Sara Abdelfatah, Thomas Efferth, Kristina Endres
Background: Alzheimer's disease is one of the most prevalent dementias in the elderly population with increasing numbers of patients. One pivotal hallmark of this disorder is the deposition of protein aggregates stemming from neurotoxic amyloid-beta peptides. Synthesis of those peptides has been efficiently prevented in AD model mice by activation of an enzyme called alpha-secretase. Therefore, drugs with the capability to increase the expression of this enzyme, named ADAM10, have been suggested as a valuable therapeutic medication...
December 5, 2016: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928905/fucoxanthin-a-marine-carotenoid-attenuates-%C3%AE-amyloid-oligomer-induced-neurotoxicity-possibly-via-regulating-the-pi3k-akt-and-the-erk-pathways-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#9
Jiajia Lin, Jie Yu, Jiaying Zhao, Ke Zhang, Jiachen Zheng, Jialing Wang, Chunhui Huang, Jingrong Zhang, Xiaojun Yan, William H Gerwick, Qinwen Wang, Wei Cui, Shan He
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder, is characterized by neurofibrillary tangles, synaptic impairments, and loss of neurons. Oligomers of β-amyloid (Aβ) are widely accepted as the main neurotoxins to induce oxidative stress and neuronal loss in AD. In this study, we discovered that fucoxanthin, a marine carotenoid with antioxidative stress properties, concentration dependently prevented Aβ oligomer-induced increase of neuronal apoptosis and intracellular reactive oxygen species in SH-SY5Y cells...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928748/a-peptide-fc-opsonin-with-pan-amyloid-reactivity
#10
James S Foster, Angela D Williams, Sallie Macy, Tina Richey, Alan Stuckey, Daniel Craig Wooliver, Richa Koul-Tiwari, Emily B Martin, Stephen J Kennel, Jonathan S Wall
There is a continuing need for therapeutic interventions for patients with the protein misfolding disorders that result in systemic amyloidosis. Recently, specific antibodies have been employed to treat AL amyloidosis by opsonizing tissue amyloid deposits thereby inducing cell-mediated dissolution and organ improvement. To develop a pan-amyloid therapeutic agent, we have produced an Fc-fusion product incorporating a peptide, p5, which binds many if not all forms of amyloid. This protein, designated Fcp5, expressed in mammalian cells, forms the desired bivalent dimer structure and retains pan-amyloid reactivity similar to the p5 peptide as measured by immunosorbent assays, immunohistochemistry, surface plasmon resonance, and pulldown assays using radioiodinated Fcp5...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928456/enabling-stop-codon-read-through-translation-in-bacteria-as-a-probe-for-amyloid-aggregation
#11
Laura Molina-García, Rafael Giraldo
Amyloid aggregation of the eukaryotic translation terminator eRF3/Sup35p, the [PSI (+)] prion, empowers yeast ribosomes to read-through UGA stop codons. No similar functional prion, skipping a stop codon, has been found in Escherichia coli, a fact possibly due to the efficient back-up systems found in bacteria to rescue non-stop complexes. Here we report that engineering hydrophobic amyloidogenic repeats from a synthetic bacterial prion-like protein (RepA-WH1) into the E. coli releasing factor RF1 promotes its aggregation and enables ribosomes to continue with translation through a premature UAG stop codon located in a β-galactosidase reporter...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928268/mild-acidosis-delays-neutrophil-apoptosis-via-multiple-signaling-pathways-and-acts-in-concert-with-inflammatory-mediators
#12
Driss El Kebir, Everton de Oliveira Lima Dos Santos, Soukaina Mansouri, Meriem Sekheri, János G Filep
Accumulating evidence indicates development of local extracellular acidosis in inflamed tissues in response to infection and tissue injury. Activation of infiltrating neutrophils contributes to a transient decrease in pH, which, in turn, triggers innate immunity. In this study, we investigated the impact of extracellular acidosis on neutrophil apoptosis, a critical determinant of the outcome of the inflammatory response and analyzed the underlying signaling pathways. Culture of human isolated neutrophils in mildly acidotic conditions (pH 6...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928089/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies-supporting-the-therapeutic-potential-of-zp3022-in-diabetes
#13
Jolanta Skarbaliene, Kristoffer T Rigbolt, Keld Fosgerau, Nils Billestrup
GLP-1-gastrin dual agonist ZP3022 has been shown to increase β-cell mass with a concomitant improvement of glycemic control in diabetic mice and rats. Here we tested the in-vitro effects of ZP3022 on β-cell proliferation, islet apoptosis and glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) in rat islets of Langerhans. Moreover, gene expression profiling in whole pancreas from Zucker Diabetic Fatty (ZDF) rats was performed to characterize genes differently regulated by short-term treatment with ZP3022. Treatments with exendin-4, gastrin-17 alone or in combination were included in the studies...
September 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927718/metabolic-profiling-of-the-effects-of-ginsenoside-re-in-an-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-model
#14
Jingyuan Li, Ying Liu, Wei Li, Zhe Wang, Pan Guo, Lin Li, Naijing Li
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one of the major neurological diseases among the elderly, and there are presently no approved treatments that can slow its progression. It has been reported that ginsenoside Re (G-Re), an active pharmacological component of ginseng, can ameliorate the symptoms of AD, but the underlying mechanisms are not clear. The current study was designed to test the effects of G-Re by investigating the metabolite profiles of AD mice. An AD animal model was induced by intracerebroventricular injection of β-amyloid in Kunming mice...
September 16, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927576/loss-of-microrna-7-regulation-leads-to-%C3%AE-synuclein-accumulation-and-dopaminergic-neuronal-loss-in%C3%A2-vivo
#15
Kirsty J McMillan, Tracey K Murray, Nora Bengoa-Vergniory, Oscar Cordero-Llana, Jane Cooper, Amy Buckley, Richard Wade-Martins, James B Uney, Michael J O'Neill, Liang F Wong, Maeve A Caldwell
Abnormal alpha-synuclein (α-synuclein) expression and aggregation is a key characteristic of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the exact mechanism(s) linking α-synuclein to the other central feature of PD, dopaminergic neuron loss, remains unclear. Therefore, improved cell and in vivo models are needed to investigate the role of α-synuclein in dopaminergic neuron loss. MicroRNA-7 (miR-7) regulates α-synuclein expression by binding to the 3' UTR of the Synuclein Alpha Non A4 Component of Amyloid Precursor (SNCA) gene and inhibiting its translation...
August 31, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927419/tumor-necrosis-factor-superfamily-ligand-mrna-expression-profiles-differ-between-humans-and-mice-during-homeostasis-and-between-various-murine-kidney-injuries
#16
Satish Kumar Devarapu, Julia Felicitas Grill, Junhui Xie, Marc Weidenbusch, Mohsen Honarpisheh, Volker Vielhauer, Hans-Joachim Anders, Shrikant R Mulay
BACKGROUND: Several tumour necrosis factor (TNF) based therapeutics have already been approved for human use and several others are emerging. Therefore, we determined the mRNA expression levels of the TNF superfamily ligands (TNFSF) - e.g. TNF-α, lymphotoxin (LT)-α, LT-β, Fas-L (CD95-L), TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), TNF-related weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK), 4-1BBL, OX40-L (CD252) and amyloid precursor protein (APP) in healthy human and mouse solid organs. METHODS: We used quantitative real time-PCR to analyse mRNA expression levels of TNFSF ligands...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927263/molecular-and-cellular-basis-of-neurodegeneration-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#17
Sangyun Jeong
The most common form of senile dementia is Alzheimer's disease (AD), which is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta) plaques and the intracellular formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the cerebral cortex. Tau abnormalities are commonly observed in many neurodegenerative diseases including AD, Parkinson's disease, and Pick's disease. Interestingly, tau-mediated formation of NFTs in AD brains shows better correlation with cognitive impairment than Abeta plaque accumulation; pathological tau alone is sufficient to elicit frontotemporal dementia, but it does not cause AD...
September 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926869/purification-and-characterization-of-the-soluble-form-of-the-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-a-novel-fast-economical-and-convenient-method
#18
Varun Kumar, Alba Sulaj, Thomas Fleming, Peter P Nawroth
The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is a multi-ligand receptor which belongs to the pattern recognition receptor family and can bind to various ligands such as advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), members of the S100 protein family, glycosaminoglycans, amyloid β peptides, high-mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) and nucleic acids through its extracellular domain. The RAGE-ligand interaction leads to the activation of MAP kinase and NF-kB signaling pathways. Further ligand-induced up-regulation of RAGE is involved in various patho-physiological situations including late diabetic complications, Alzheimer disease and several other neurodegenerative diseases...
September 19, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926757/mn-ii-based-t1-and-t2-potential-mri-contrast-agent-appended-with-tryptamine-recognition-moiety-for-a%C3%AE-plaques
#19
Neeraj Rastogi, Nidhi Tyagi, Ovender Singh, B S Hemanth Kumar, Udai P Singh, Kaushik Ghosh, Raja Roy
We report the synthesis and characterization of manganese(II) complexes having pentadentate ligands L1 (2,6-bis(1-(2-phenyl-2-(pyridin-2-yl)hydrazono)ethyl)pyridine), L2 (methyl 2,6-bis((E)-1-(2-phenyl-2-(pyridin-2yl)hydrazono)ethyl)isonicotinate), L3 (N-(2-(1H-indol-3-yl)ethyl)-2,6-bis((E)-1-(2-phenyl-2-(pyridin2yl)hydrazono)ethyl)isonicotiamide) and their application as dual contrast agents for simultaneous T1 and T2 weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Single crystal analysis of all the complexes [Mn(II)L1, Mn(II)L2 and Mn(II)L3] confirm the formation of novel seven-coordinate manganese complexes with an inner sphere water and perchlorate ion...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926601/utility-of-abdominal-skin-plus-subcutaneous-fat-and-rectal-mucosal-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-al-amyloidosis-with-renal-involvement
#20
Ting Li, Xianghua Huang, Shuiqin Cheng, Liang Zhao, Guisheng Ren, Wencui Chen, Qingwen Wang, Caihong Zeng, Zhihong Liu
OBJECTIVES: Skin fat biopsy of the abdominal wall is a simple and safe method for detecting amyloidosis, and rectal mucosal biopsy is also frequently used for screening for the disease; however, the sensitivity of these approaches has not been fully studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of skin fat biopsy combined with rectal mucosal biopsy as a screening procedure for the diagnosis of systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 224 AL amyloidosis patients confirmed by renal biopsy, including a test group of 165 patients and validation group of 59 patients...
2017: PloS One
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