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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346563/lc3-immunostaining-in-the-inferior-olivary-nuclei-of-cats-with-niemann-pick-disease-type-c1-is-associated-with-patterned-purkinje-cell-loss
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Brittney L Gurda, Jessica H Bagel, Samantha J Fisher, Mark L Schultz, Andrew P Lieberman, Peter Hand, Charles H Vite, Gary P Swain
The feline model of Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) recapitulates the clinical, neuropathological, and biochemical abnormalities present in children with NPC1. The hallmarks of disease are the lysosomal storage of unesterified cholesterol and multiple sphingolipids in neurons, and the spatial and temporal distribution of Purkinje cell death. In feline NPC1 brain, microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) accumulations, indicating autophagosomes, were found within axons and presynaptic terminals...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340494/niemann-pick-disease-type-b-hrct-assessment-of-pulmonary-involvement
#2
Heloisa Maria Pereira Freitas, Alexandre Dias Mançano, Rosana Souza Rodrigues, Bruno Hochhegger, Pedro Paulo Teixeira E Silva Torres, Dante Escuissato, Cesar Augusto Araujo Neto, Edson Marchiori
OBJECTIVE: To analyze HRCT findings in patients with Niemann-Pick disease (NPD) type B, in order to determine the frequency of HRCT patterns and their distribution in the lung parenchyma, as well as the most common clinical characteristics. METHODS: We studied 13 patients (3 males and 10 females) aged 5 to 56 years. HRCT images were independently evaluated by two observers, and disagreements were resolved by consensus. The inclusion criteria were presence of abnormal HRCT findings and diagnosis of NPD type B confirmed by histopathological examination of a bone marrow, lung, or liver biopsy specimen...
November 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325023/the-extending-spectrum-of-npc1-related-human-disorders-from-niemann-pick-c1-disease-to-obesity
#3
Amel Lamri, Marie Pigeyre, William S Garver, David Meyre
The Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) protein regulates the transport of cholesterol and fatty acids from late endosomes / lysosomes and has a central role in maintaining lipid homeostasis. NPC1 loss-of-function mutations in humans cause NPC1 disease, a rare autosomal-recessive lipid-storage disorder characterized by progressive and lethal neurodegeneration, liver and lung failure, due to cholesterol infiltration. In humans, genome wide association studies (GWAS) and post-GWAS reports highlight the implication of common variants in NPC1 in adult-onset obesity, body fat mass, and type 2 diabetes...
January 9, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324225/the-marburgvirus-neutralizing-human-monoclonal-antibody-mr191-targets-a-conserved-site-to-block-virus-receptor-binding
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Liam B King, Marnie L Fusco, Andrew I Flyak, Philipp A Ilinykh, Kai Huang, Bronwyn Gunn, Robert N Kirchdoerfer, Kathryn M Hastie, Amandeep K Sangha, Jens Meiler, Galit Alter, Alexander Bukreyev, James E Crowe, Erica Ollmann Saphire
Since their first identification 50 years ago, marburgviruses have emerged several times, with 83%-90% lethality in the largest outbreaks. Although no vaccines or therapeutics are available for human use, the human antibody MR191 provides complete protection in non-human primates when delivered several days after inoculation of a lethal marburgvirus dose. The detailed neutralization mechanism of MR191 remains outstanding. Here we present a 3.2 Å crystal structure of MR191 complexed with a trimeric marburgvirus surface glycoprotein (GP)...
January 10, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321555/fourier-transform-infrared-microscopy-enables-guidance-of-automated-mass-spectrometry-imaging-to-predefined-tissue-morphologies
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Jan-Hinrich Rabe, Denis A Sammour, Sandra Schulz, Bogdan Munteanu, Martina Ott, Katharina Ochs, Peter Hohenberger, Alexander Marx, Michael Platten, Christiane A Opitz, Daniel S Ory, Carsten Hopf
Multimodal imaging combines complementary platforms for spatially resolved tissue analysis that are poised for application in life science and personalized medicine. Unlike established clinical in vivo multimodality imaging, automated workflows for in-depth multimodal molecular ex vivo tissue analysis that combine the speed and ease of spectroscopic imaging with molecular details provided by mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) are lagging behind. Here, we present an integrated approach that utilizes non-destructive Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) microscopy and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) MSI for analysing single-slide tissue specimen...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313356/sub-cellular-nanorheology-reveals-lysosomal-viscosity-as-a-reporter-for-lysosomal-storage-diseases
#6
John Devany, Kasturi Chakraborty, Yamuna Krishnan
We describe a new method to measure viscosity within sub-cellular organelles of a living cell using nanorheology. We demonstrate proof of concept by measuring viscosity in lysosomes in multiple cell types and disease models. The lysosome is an organelle, which is responsible for the breakdown of complex biomolecules. When different lysosomal proteins are defective, they are unable to breakdown specific biological substrates, that get stored within the lysosome, causing about 70 fatal diseases called lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs)...
January 9, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311470/associations-between-lifestyle-related-diseases-and-transporters-involved-in-intestinal-absorption-and-biliary-excretion-of-cholesterol
#7
Yoshihide Yamanashi, Tappei Takada, Hiroshi Suzuki
Westernization of dietary habits leads to an increase in lipid intake and is thought to be responsible for an increase in patients with dyslipidemia. It is a well-known fact that the impaired cholesterol homeostasis is closely related to the development of various lifestyle-related diseases such as fatty liver, diabetes, and gallstone as well as dyslipidemia leading to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Therefore, appropriate management of cholesterol levels in the body is considered important in prevention and treatments of these lifestyle-related diseases and in addition, molecular mechanisms controlling plasma (and/or hepatic) cholesterol levels have been intensively studied...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300152/different-effects-of-two-mutations-on-the-infectivity-of-ebola-virus-glycoprotein-in-nine-mammalian-species
#8
Yohei Kurosaki, Mahoko Takahashi Ueda, Yusuke Nakano, Jiro Yasuda, Yoshio Koyanagi, Kei Sato, So Nakagawa
Ebola virus (EBOV), which belongs to the genus Ebolavirus, causes a severe and often fatal infection in primates, including humans, whereas Reston virus (RESTV) only causes lethal disease in non-human primates. Two amino acids (aa) at positions 82 and 544 of the EBOV glycoprotein (GP) are involved in determining viral infectivity. However, it remains unclear how these two aa residues affect the infectivity of Ebolavirus species in various hosts. Here we performed viral pseudotyping experiments with EBOV and RESTV GP derivatives in 10 cell lines from 9 mammalian species...
January 4, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290526/rapid-screening-for-lipid-storage-disorders-using-biochemical-markers-expert-center-data-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
M Voorink-Moret, S M I Goorden, A B P van Kuilenburg, F A Wijburg, J M M Ghauharali-van der Vlugt, F S Beers-Stet, A Zoetekouw, W Kulik, C E M Hollak, F M Vaz
BACKGROUND: In patients suspected of a lipid storage disorder (sphingolipidoses, lipidoses), confirmation of the diagnosis relies predominantly on the measurement of specific enzymatic activities and genetic studies. New UPLC-MS/MS methods have been developed to measure lysosphingolipids and oxysterols, which, combined with chitotriosidase activity may represent a rapid first tier screening for lipid storage disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A lysosphingolipid panel consisting of lysoglobotriaosylceramide (LysoGb3), lysohexosylceramide (LysoHexCer: both lysoglucosylceramide and lysogalactosylceramide), lysosphingomyelin (LysoSM) and its carboxylated analogue lysosphingomyelin-509 (LysoSM-509) was measured in control subjects and plasma samples of predominantly untreated patients affected with lipid storage disorders (n=74)...
December 22, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259727/inhibition-of-lysosomal-ca2-signalling-disrupts-dendritic-spine-structure-and-impairs-wound-healing-in-neurons
#10
Zahid Padamsey, Lindsay McGuinness, Nigel J Emptage
A growing body of evidence suggests that lysosomes, which have traditionally been regarded as degradative organelles, can function as Ca2+ stores, regulated by the second messenger nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP). We previously demonstrated that in hippocampal pyramidal neurons, activity-dependent Ca2+ release from these stores triggers fusion of the lysosome with the plasma membrane. We found that the physiological role of this Ca2+-dependent fusion was to maintain the long-term structural enlargement of dendritic spines induced by synaptic activity...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259301/global-inactivation-of-carboxylesterase-1-ces1-ces1g-protects-against-atherosclerosis-in-ldlr-mice
#11
Jiesi Xu, Yang Xu, Yanyong Xu, Liya Yin, Yanqiao Zhang
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the western world. Increased plasma triglyceride and cholesterol levels are major risk factors for this disease. Carboxylesterase 1 (Ces1/Ces1g) has been shown to play a role in metabolic control. So far, the role of mouse Ces1/Ces1g deficiency in atherosclerosis is not elucidated. We generated Ces1/Ces1g -/- mice. Compared to wild-type mice, Ces1/Ces1g -/- mice had reduced plasma cholesterol levels. We then generated Ces1g -/- Ldlr -/- double knockout (DKO) mice, which were fed a Western diet for 16 weeks...
December 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249985/lysosomal-and-mitochondrial-liaisons-in-niemann-pick-disease
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REVIEW
Sandra Torres, Elisa Balboa, Silvana Zanlungo, Carlos Enrich, Carmen Garcia-Ruiz, Jose C Fernandez-Checa
Lysosomal storage disorders (LSD) are characterized by the accumulation of diverse lipid species in lysosomes. Niemann-Pick type A/B (NPA/B) and type C diseases Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) are progressive LSD caused by loss of function of distinct lysosomal-residing proteins, acid sphingomyelinase and NPC1, respectively. While the primary cause of these diseases differs, both share common biochemical features, including the accumulation of sphingolipids and cholesterol, predominantly in endolysosomes. Besides these alterations in lysosomal homeostasis and function due to accumulation of specific lipid species, the lysosomal functional defects can have far-reaching consequences, disrupting intracellular trafficking of sterols, lipids and calcium through membrane contact sites (MCS) of apposed compartments...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246094/gait-balance-and-coordination-impairments-in-niemann-pick-disease-type-c1
#13
Ashwini Sansare, Cris Zampieri, Katharine Alter, Christopher Stanley, Nicole Farhat, Lee Ann Keener, Forbes Porter
This is the first study to objectively measure gait, balance, and upper limb coordination in a group of patients with NPC1 and compare the results to age and gender matched controls. This is also the first study to report effect sizes in these measures. Spatiotemporal gait analysis, static and dynamic posturography, and upper limb reaching motion analysis were performed. The findings showed that the NPC1 subjects had statistically significant deficits on 12 out of the 16 parameters investigated compared to controls, and large effect sizes for all but 1 parameter...
January 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229934/bis-monoacylglycero-phosphate-lipids-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-implicate-lysosomal-endosomal-dysfunction-in-a-model-of-stargardt-disease-and-human-retinas
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David M G Anderson, Zsolt Ablonczy, Yiannis Koutalos, Anne M Hanneken, Jeffrey M Spraggins, M Wade Calcutt, Rosalie K Crouch, Richard M Caprioli, Kevin L Schey
Stargardt disease is a juvenile onset retinal degeneration, associated with elevated levels of lipofuscin and its bis-retinoid components, such as N-retinylidene-N-retinylethanolamine (A2E). However, the pathogenesis of Stargardt is still poorly understood and targeted treatments are not available. Utilizing high spatial and high mass resolution matrix assisted laser desorption ionization (MALDI) imaging mass spectrometry (IMS), we determined alterations of lipid profiles specifically localized to the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in Abca4 -/- Stargardt model mice compared to their relevant background strain...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227331/unravelling-new-pathways-of-sterol-metabolism-lessons-learned-from-in-born-errors-and-cancer
#15
Yuqin Wang, William J Griffiths
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To update researchers of recently discovered metabolites of cholesterol and of its precursors and to suggest relevant metabolic pathways. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients suffering from inborn errors of sterol biosynthesis, transport and metabolism display unusual metabolic pathways, which may be major routes in the diseased state but minor in the healthy individual. Although quantitatively minor, these pathways may still be important in healthy individuals...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223359/in-niemann-pick-c1-mouse-models-glial-only-expression-of-the-normal-gene-extends-survival-much-further-than-do-changes-in-genetic-background-or-treatment-with-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin
#16
Craig A Marshall, Dawn E Watkins-Chow, Giampiero Palladino, Gail Deutsch, Keshav Chandran, William J Pavan, Robert P Erickson
The Npc1nmf164 allele of Npc1 provides a mouse model for Niemann-Pick disease type C1 (NPC1), a genetic disease known to have a widely variable phenotype. The transfer of the Npc1nmf164 mutation from the C57BL/6J inbred strain to the BALB/cJ inbred strain increased the mean lifespan from 117.8days to 153.1days, confirming that the severity of the NPC1 phenotype is strongly influenced by genetic background. The transfer of another Npc1 allele, Npc1nih, to this background also extended survival of the homozygotes indicating that the modifying effect of BALB/cJ is not limited to a single allele of Npc1...
December 6, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212933/characterization-of-an-influenza-virus-pseudotyped-with-ebolavirus-glycoprotein
#17
Julie Xiao, Pramila Rijal, Lisa Schimanski, Arun Kumar Tharkeshwar, Edward Wright, Wim Annaert, Alain Townsend
We have produced a new Ebola virus pseudotype: E-S-FLU, which can be handled in biosafety level-1/2 containment for laboratory analysis. E-S-FLU is a single cycle influenza virus coated with Ebolavirus glycoprotein, and it encodes enhanced green fluorescence protein as a reporter that replaces the influenza haemagglutinin. MDCK-SIAT1 cells were transduced to express Ebolavirus glycoprotein as a stable transmembrane protein for E-S-FLU production. Infection of cells by E-S-FLU was dependent on Niemann-Pick C1 protein, which is the well-characterized receptor for Ebola virus entry at the late endosome/lysosome membrane...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204109/intracellular-cholesterol-trafficking-and-impact-in-neurodegeneration
#18
REVIEW
Fabian Arenas, Carmen Garcia-Ruiz, Jose C Fernandez-Checa
Cholesterol is a critical component of membrane bilayers where it plays key structural and functional roles by regulating the activity of diverse signaling platforms and pathways. Particularly enriched in brain, cholesterol homeostasis in this organ is singular with respect to other tissues and exhibits a heterogeneous regulation in distinct brain cell populations. Due to the key role of cholesterol in brain physiology and function, alterations in cholesterol homeostasis and levels have been linked to brain diseases and neurodegeneration...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197565/molecular-and-biochemical-biomarkers-for-diagnosis-and-therapy-monitorization-of-niemann-pick-type-c-patients
#19
Tatiane Grazieli Hammerschmidt, Graziela de Oliveira Schmitt Ribas, Maria Luiza Saraiva-Pereira, Márcia Polese Bonatto, Rejane Gus Kessler, Fernanda Timm Seabra Souza, Franciele Trapp, Kristiane Michelin-Tirelli, Maira Graeff Burin, Roberto Giugliani, Carmen Regla Vargas
BACKGROUND: Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C), one of 50 inherited lysosomal storage disorders, is caused by NPC protein impairment that leads to unesterified cholesterol accumulation in late endosomal/lysosomal compartments. The clinical manifestations of NP-C include hepatosplenomegaly, neurological and psychiatric symptoms. Current diagnosis for NP-C is based on observation of the accumulated cholesterol in fibroblasts of affected individuals, using an invasive and time expensive test, called Filipin staining...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191430/oculomotor-abnormalities-in-children-with-niemann-pick-type-c
#20
James Blundell, Steven Frisson, Anupam Chakrapani, Paul Gissen, Chris Hendriksz, Suresh Vijay, Andrew Olson
Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) is a rare recessive disorder associated with progressive supranuclear gaze palsy. Degeneration occurs initially for vertical saccades and later for horizontal saccades. There are studies of oculomotor degeneration in adult NP-C patients [1, 2] but no comparable studies in children. We used high-resolution video-based eye tracking to record monocular vertical and horizontal eye movements in 2 neurological NP-C patients (children with clinically observable oculomotor abnormalities) and 3 pre-neurological NP-C patients (children without clinically observable oculomotor abnormalities)...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
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