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Christina Körbel, Maximilian Linxweiler, Florian Bochen, Silke Wemmert, Bernhard Schick, Markus Meyer, Hans Maurer, Michael D Menger, Richard Zimmermann, Markus Greiner
Treatment with analogues of the SERCA-inhibitor Thapsigargin is a promising new approach for a wide variety of cancer entities. However, our previous studies on various tumor cells suggested resistance of SEC62 over-expressing tumors to this treatment. Therefore, we proposed the novel concept that e.g. lung-, prostate-, and thyroid-cancer patients should be tested for SEC62 over-expression, and developed a novel therapeutic strategy for a combinatorial treatment of SEC62 over-expressing tumors. The latter was based on the observations that treatment of SEC62 over-expressing tumor cells with SEC62-targeting siRNAs showed less resistance to Thapsigargin as well as a reduction in migratory potential and that the siRNA effects can be mimicked by the Calmodulin antagonist Trifluoperazine...
May 19, 2018: Biomolecular Concepts
Ilaria Fregno, Maurizio Molinari
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a highly dynamic organelle in eukaryotic cells. It is deputed to lipid and protein biosynthesis, calcium storage, and the detoxification of various exogenous and endogenous harmful compounds. ER activity and size must be adapted rapidly to environmental and developmental conditions or biosynthetic demand. This is achieved on induction of thoroughly studied transcriptional/translational programs defined as "unfolded protein responses" that increase the ER volume and the expression of ER-resident proteins regulating the numerous ER functions...
2018: F1000Research
Sarah Haßdenteufel, Nicholas Johnson, Adrienne W Paton, James C Paton, Stephen High, Richard Zimmermann
Protein transport into the mammalian endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is mediated by the heterotrimeric Sec61 channel. The signal recognition particle (SRP) and TRC systems and Sec62 have all been characterized as membrane-targeting components for small presecretory proteins, whereas Sec63 and the lumenal chaperone BiP act as auxiliary translocation components. Here, we report the transport requirements of two natural, small presecretory proteins and engineered variants using semipermeabilized human cells after the depletion of specific ER components...
May 1, 2018: Cell Reports
Matthew Smith, Simon Wilkinson
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a key site for lipid biosynthesis and folding of nascent transmembrane and secretory proteins. These processes are maintained by careful homeostatic control of the environment within the ER lumen. Signalling sensors within the ER detect perturbations within the lumen (ER stress) and employ downstream signalling cascades that engage effector mechanisms to restore homeostasis. The most studied signalling mechanism that the ER employs is the unfolded protein response (UPR), which is known to increase a number of effector mechanisms, including autophagy...
December 12, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
Sanneke P M de Boer, Yael Baran, Hector M Garcia-Garcia, Itamar Eskin, Mattie Lenzen, Marcus E Kleber, Evelyn Regar, Peter J de Jaegere, Jurgen M Ligthart, Robert Jan van Geuns, Tehro Lehtimäki, Reijo Laaksonen, Eric Boersma, Winfried März, Erin Halperin, Patrick W Serruys, Wolfgang Koenig
AIMS: The European Collaborative Project on Inflammation and Vascular Wall Remodelling in Atherosclerosis - Intravascular Ultrasound (ATHEROREMO-IVUS) study has been designed as an exploratory clinical study to investigate the associations between genetic variation, coronary atherosclerosis phenotypes, and plaque vulnerability as determined by IVUS. METHODS AND RESULTS: The ATHEROREMO-IVUS study is a prospective, observational study of 581 patients with stable angina pectoris or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who were referred for coronary angiography to the Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, enriched with 265 IBIS-2 participants (total population, n=846)...
September 26, 2017: EuroIntervention
Paolo Grumati, Giulio Morozzi, Soraya Hölper, Muriel Mari, Marie-Lena Ie Harwardt, Riqiang Yan, Stefan Müller, Fulvio Reggiori, Mike Heilemann, Ivan Dikic
The turnover of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) ensures the correct biological activity of its distinct domains. In mammalian cells, the ER is degraded via a selective autophagy pathway (ER-phagy), mediated by two specific receptors: FAM134B, responsible for the turnover of ER sheets and SEC62 that regulates ER recovery following stress. Here, we identified reticulon 3 (RTN3) as a specific receptor for the degradation of ER tubules. Oligomerization of the long isoform of RTN3 is sufficient to trigger fragmentation of ER tubules...
June 15, 2017: ELife
Timothy J Bergmann, Fiorenza Fumagalli, Marisa Loi, Maurizio Molinari
Amplification of the candidate oncogene TLOC1/SEC62 in tumors correlates with reduced patient survival. The recently reported role of SEC62 as an autophagy receptor that controls endoplasmic reticulum (ER) size and function might open new scenarios for understanding the phenotypes and treat SEC62high tumors, which are characterized by high ER stress tolerance.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Arati Tripathi, Elisabet C Mandon, Reid Gilmore, Tom A Rapoport
The biosynthesis of many eukaryotic proteins requires accurate targeting to and translocation across the endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Post-translational protein translocation in yeast requires both the Sec61 translocation channel, and a complex of four additional proteins: Sec63, Sec62, Sec71, and Sec72. The structure and function of these proteins are largely unknown. This pathway also requires the cytosolic Hsp70 protein Ssa1, but whether Ssa1 associates with the translocation machinery to target protein substrates to the membrane is unclear...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Fiorenza Fumagalli, Julia Noack, Timothy J Bergmann, Eduardo Cebollero, Giorgia Brambilla Pisoni, Elisa Fasana, Ilaria Fregno, Carmela Galli, Marisa Loi, Tatiana Soldà, Rocco D'Antuono, Andrea Raimondi, Martin Jung, Armin Melnyk, Stefan Schorr, Anne Schreiber, Luca Simonelli, Luca Varani, Caroline Wilson-Zbinden, Oliver Zerbe, Kay Hofmann, Matthias Peter, Manfredo Quadroni, Richard Zimmermann, Maurizio Molinari
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December 23, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Florian Bochen, Hana Adisurya, Silke Wemmert, Cornelia Lerner, Markus Greiner, Richard Zimmermann, Andrea Hasenfus, Mathias Wagner, Sigrun Smola, Thorsten Pfuhl, Alessandro Bozzato, Basel Al Kadah, Bernhard Schick, Maximilian Linxweiler
Chromosome 3q26 amplification represents a frequent alteration in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). Overexpression of 3q26 encoded genes SEC62 and SOX2 was detected in various cancers, including HNSCCs, indicating their potential function as oncogenes. In our study, we elucidated the function of SEC62 and SOX2 in HNSCC patients, with a main focus on their effect on lymphatic metastasis and patient survival. We analyzed SEC62 and SOX2 expression in tissue specimens from 65 HNSCC patients and 29 patients with cervical cancer of unknown primary (CUP); a higher SEC62 and lower SOX2 expression was observed in the lymph node metastases from HNSCC patients compared with the respective primary tumor...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Sebastian Schuck
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the largest membrane-bound organelle in cells, and its size needs to be carefully controlled. Downsizing the ER by autophagy is now shown to involve Sec62, a protein that also helps to build up the organelle. This link suggests a molecular switch for ER size control.
October 27, 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Fiorenza Fumagalli, Julia Noack, Timothy J Bergmann, Eduardo Cebollero, Giorgia Brambilla Pisoni, Elisa Fasana, Ilaria Fregno, Carmela Galli, Marisa Loi, Tatiana Soldà, Rocco D'Antuono, Andrea Raimondi, Martin Jung, Armin Melnyk, Stefan Schorr, Anne Schreiber, Luca Simonelli, Luca Varani, Caroline Wilson-Zbinden, Oliver Zerbe, Kay Hofmann, Matthias Peter, Manfredo Quadroni, Richard Zimmermann, Maurizio Molinari
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a site of protein biogenesis in eukaryotic cells. Perturbing ER homeostasis activates stress programs collectively called the unfolded protein response (UPR). The UPR enhances production of ER-resident chaperones and enzymes to reduce the burden of misfolded proteins. On resolution of ER stress, ill-defined, selective autophagic programs remove excess ER components. Here we identify Sec62, a constituent of the translocon complex regulating protein import in the mammalian ER, as an ER-resident autophagy receptor...
November 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Maximilian Linxweiler, Florian Bochen, Bernhard Schick, Silke Wemmert, Basel Al Kadah, Markus Greiner, Andrea Hasenfus, Rainer-Maria Bohle, Ingolf Juhasz-Böss, Erich-Franz Solomayer, Zoltan Ferenc Takacs
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 3 amplification affecting the 3q26 region is a common genomic alteration in cervical cancer, typically marking the transition of precancerous intraepithelial lesions to an invasive phenotype. Though potential 3q encoded target genes of this amplification have been identified, a functional correlation of potential oncogenic function is still missing. In this study, we investigated copy number changes and the expression level of SEC62 encoded at 3q26.2 as a new potential 3q oncogene in dysplastic cervical lesions and analyzed its role in cervical cancer cell biology...
August 23, 2016: BMC Cancer
Silke Wemmert, Yasmin Lindner, Johannes Linxweiler, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Rainer Bohle, Marcus Niewald, Bernhard Schick
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a malignancy with an increasing incidence. To aid with the selection of the most appropriate therapy, biomarkers have become a specific research focus. Sec62 is involved in endoplasmic reticulum stress tolerance and cell migration, and has been identified as a novel prognostic marker for non-small cell lung cancer. In addition, Sec62 may be a promising candidate in HNSCC. Pretreatment biopsies of 35 patients with locally advanced HNSCC, who were treated with definitive chemoradiation therapy without prior surgery, were examined for the expression of Sec62 protein, as well as the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), p16 and survivin proteins...
March 2016: Oncology Letters
Richard Zimmermann
In mammalian cells, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) plays a central role in biogenesis of secretory- and plasma membrane proteins as well as in cellular calcium (Ca(2+)) homeostasis. The protein biogenesis function involves an aqueous polypeptide conducting channel in the ER membrane, which is formed by the heterotrimeric Sec61 complex; the store- and receptor-controlled Ca(2+)- release function requires a steep ER to cytosol gradient, with more than 500 μM free Ca(2+) in the ER and 50 nM Ca(2+) in the cytosol...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Zhuangzhi Zhou, Zhiqian Pang, Guihua Li, Chunhua Lin, Jing Wang, Qiming Lv, Chaozu He, Lihuang Zhu
Pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP)-triggered immunity (PTI) constitutes the first line of plant inducible immunity. As an important step of plant colonization, phytopathogens have to suppress PTI, and secreted effectors are therefore co-evolved and deployed. In this study, we characterized the function of MoSec62 of Magnaporthe oryzae, the causal agent of the destructive rice blast. MoSec62 encodes a homologue of Sec62p, a yeast endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane transporter for precursors of secretory proteins...
October 2016: Molecular Plant Pathology
Bhalchandra Jadhav, Michael McKenna, Nicholas Johnson, Stephen High, Irmgard Sinning, Martin R Pool
Two distinct pathways deliver secretory proteins to the Sec61 protein translocase in the endoplasmic reticulum membrane. The canonical pathway requires the signal recognition particle (SRP) and its cognate receptor (SR), and targets ribosome-associated proteins to the Sec translocase. The SRP-independent pathway requires the Sec translocase-associated ER membrane protein Sec62 and can be uncoupled from translation. Here we show that SR switches translocons to SRP-dependent translocation by displacing Sec62...
December 4, 2015: Nature Communications
Hui-Chen Guo, Ye Jin, Shi-Chong Han, Shi-Qi Sun, Yan-Quan Wei, Xian-Ji Liu, Xia Feng, Ding Xiang Liu, Xiang-Tao Liu
Stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) was used to quantitatively study the host cell gene expression profile, in order to achieve an unbiased overview of the protein expression changes in BHK-21 cells infected with FMDV serotype Asia 1. The SILAC-based approach identified overall 2,141 proteins, 153 of which showed significant alteration in the expression level 6 h post FMDV infection (57 up-regulated and 96 down-regulated). Among these proteins, six cellular proteins, including three down-regulated (VPS28, PKR, EVI5) and three up-regulated (LYPLA1, SEC62 and DARs), were selected according to the significance of the changes and/or the relationship with PKR...
2015: PloS One
Eric M Davis, Jihye Kim, Bridget L Menasche, Jacob Sheppard, Xuedong Liu, Aik-Choon Tan, Jingshi Shen
Glycophosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins (GPI-APs) play essential roles in physiology, but their biogenesis and trafficking have not been systematically characterized. Here, we took advantage of the recently available haploid genetics approach to dissect GPI-AP pathways in human cells using prion protein (PrP) and CD59 as model molecules. Our screens recovered a large number of common and unexpectedly specialized factors in the GPI-AP pathways. PIGN, PGAP2, and PIGF, which encode GPI anchor-modifying enzymes, were selectively isolated in the CD59 screen, suggesting that GPI anchor composition significantly influences the biogenesis of GPI-APs in a substrate-dependent manner...
June 23, 2015: Cell Reports
Brian J Conti, Prasanna K Devaraneni, Zhongying Yang, Larry L David, William R Skach
The ER Sec61 translocon is a large macromolecular machine responsible for partitioning secretory and membrane polypeptides into the lumen, cytosol, and lipid bilayer. Because the Sec61 protein-conducting channel has been isolated in multiple membrane-derived complexes, we determined how the nascent polypeptide modulates translocon component associations during defined cotranslational translocation events. The model substrate preprolactin (pPL) was isolated principally with Sec61αβγ upon membrane targeting, whereas higher-order complexes containing OST, TRAP, and TRAM were stabilized following substrate translocation...
April 16, 2015: Molecular Cell
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