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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821398/urate-promotes-snca-%C3%AE-synuclein-clearance-via-regulating-mtor-dependent-macroautophagy
#1
Yu-Lan Sheng, Xing Chen, Xiao-Ou Hou, Xin-Yuan, Bao-Shi Yuan, Yu-Qing Yuan, Qi-Lin Zhang, Xian Cao, Chun-Feng Liu, Wei-Feng Luo, Li-Fang Hu
Serum urate levels are reported to be significantly lowered in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and inversely correlated to the risk and progression of PD. However, the mechanism by which urate affects PD is poorly understood. Here we showed that treatment with uric acid (UA) resulted in an autophagy activity enhancement in PC12 cells in dose- and time-dependent manners, as indicated by LC3-II increase and P62 decrease. Moreover, UA was still able to increase the LC3-II level and the number of LC3 puncta in the presence of Bafilomycin A1, a lysosomal inhibitor...
August 15, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821011/the-photodynamic-action-of-pheophorbide-a-induces-cell-death-through-oxidative-stress-in-leishmania-amazonensis
#2
Nathielle Miranda, Hélito Volpato, Jean Henrique da Silva Rodrigues, Wilker Caetano, Tânia Ueda-Nakamura, Sueli de Oliveira Silva, Celso Vataru Nakamura
Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by hemoflagellate protozoa, affecting millions of people worldwide. The difficulties of treating patients with this parasitosis include the limited efficacy and many side effects of the currently available drugs. Therefore, the search for new compounds with leishmanicidal action is necessary. Photodynamic therapy has been studied in the medical field because of its selectivity, utilizing a combination of visible light, a photosensitizer compound, and singlet oxygen to reach the area of treatment...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820289/recent-advances-in-quantitative-and-chemical-proteomics-for-autophagy-studies
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Yin-Kwan Wong, Jianbin Zhang, Zi-Chun Hua, Qingsong Lin, Han-Ming Shen, Jigang Wang
Macroautophagy/autophagy is an evolutionarily well-conserved cellular degradative process with important biological functions that is closely implicated in health and disease. In recent years, quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics and chemical proteomics have emerged as important tools for the study of autophagy, through large-scale unbiased analysis of the proteome or through highly specific and accurate analysis of individual proteins of interest. At present, a variety of approaches have been successfully applied, including (i) expression and interaction proteomics for the study of protein post-translational modifications, (ii) investigating spatio-temporal dynamics of protein synthesis and degradation, and (iii) direct determination of protein activity and profiling molecular targets in the autophagic process...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820286/autophagy-monitoring-and-autophagy-deficient-mice
#4
Akiko Kuma, Masaaki Komatsu, Noboru Mizushima
Discovery of yeast autophagy-related (ATG) genes and subsequent identification of their homologs in other organisms have enabled researchers to investigate physiological functions of macroautophagy/autophagy using genetic techniques. Specific identification of autophagy-related structures is important to evaluate autophagic activity, and specific ablation of autophagy-related genes is a critical means to determine the requirements of autophagy. Here, we review currently available mouse models, particularly focusing on autophagy (and mitophagy) indicator models and systemic autophagy-related gene-knockout mouse models...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820283/n-3-pufas-induce-inflammatory-tolerance-by-formation-of-keap1-containing-sqstm1-p62-bodies-and-activation-of-nfe2l2
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Jennifer Mildenberger, Ida Johansson, Ismail Sergin, Eli Kjøbli, Jan Kristian Damås, Babak Razani, Trude Helen Flo, Geir Bjørkøy
Inflammation is crucial in the defense against infections but must be tightly controlled to limit detrimental hyperactivation. Our diet influences inflammatory processes and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) have known anti-inflammatory effects. The balance of pro- and anti-inflammatory processes is coordinated by macrophages and macroautophagy/autophagy has recently emerged as a cellular process that dampens inflammation. Here we report that the n-3 PUFA docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) transiently induces cytosolic speckles of the autophagic receptor SQSTM1/p62 (sequestosome 1) (described as SQSTM1/p62-bodies) in macrophages...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819100/blockage-of-the-lysosome-dependent-autophagic-pathway-contributes-to-complement-membrane-attack-complex-induced-podocyte-injury-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
#6
Wei Jing Liu, Zhi-Hang Li, Xiao-Cui Chen, Xiao-Lu Zhao, Zhen Zhong, Chen Yang, Hong-Luan Wu, Ning An, Wei-Yan Li, Hua-Feng Liu
Dysregulation of autophagy-mediated podocyte homeostasis is proposed to play a role in idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). In the present study, autophagic activity and lysosomal alterations were investigated in podocytes of IMN patients and in cultured podocytes exposed to sublytic terminal complement complex, C5b-9. C5b-9 upregulated the number of LC3 positive puncta and the expression of p62 in patient podocytes and in C5b-9 injuried podocyte model. The lysosomal turnover of LC3-II was not influenced, although the BECN1 expression level was upregulated after exposure of podocytes to C5b-9...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817601/bortezomib-initiates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-elicits-autophagy-and-death-in-echinococcus-granulosus-larval-stage
#7
María Celeste Nicolao, Julia A Loos, Christian Rodriguez Rodrigues, Viviana Beas, Andrea C Cumino
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a worldwide distributed helminthic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Benzimidazole derivatives are currently the only drugs for chemotherapeutic treatment of CE. However, their low efficacy and the adverse effects encourage the search for new therapeutic targets. We evaluated the in vitro efficacy of Bortezomib (Bz), a proteasome inhibitor, in the larval stage of the parasite. After 96 h, Bz showed potent deleterious effects at a concentration of 5 μM and 0.5 μM in protoscoleces and metacestodes, respectively (P < 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817179/autophagy-induction-plays-a-protective-role-against-hypoxic-stress-in-human-dental-pulp-cells
#8
Sam-Young Park, Eun-Gene Sun, Yeonju Lee, Min-Seok Kim, Jae Hyung Kim, Won-Jae Kim, Ji-Yeon Jung
Human dental pulp exposed to hypoxic conditions induces cell death accompanied by autophagy. However, the role of hypoxia-induced autophagy in human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) is unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the role of autophagy in hypoxia-induced apoptosis of HDPCs. Cobalt chloride (CoCl2 ) treated HDPCs, to mimic hypoxic conditions, decreased cell viability. Also, apoptosis-related signal molecules, cleaved caspase-3 and PARP levels, were enhanced in CoCl2 -treated HDPCs. HDPCs exposed to CoCl2 also promoted autophagy, showing upregulated p62 and microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3)-II levels, typical autophagic markers, and increased acidic autophagolysosomal vacuoles...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815520/regulation-of-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-autophagy-by-the-mitochondria-associated-membrane
#9
Mitsuo Tagaya, Kohei Arasaki
Mitochondria are powerhouses and central to metabolism in cells. They are highly dynamic organelles that continuously fuse, divide, and move along the cytoskeleton to form the mitochondrial network. The fusion and fission are catalyzed by four dynamin-related GTPases in mammals that are controlled by a variety of protein-protein interactions and posttranslational modifications. Mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism are linked and regulate each other. Starvation induces mitochondrial elongation, which enables the mitochondria to produce energy more efficiently and to escape from autophagic degradation...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813181/pathway-choice-between-proteasomal-and-autophagic-degradation
#10
Kefeng Lu, Fabian den Brave, Stefan Jentsch
Efficient degradation of abnormal or aggregated proteins is crucial to protect the cell against proteotoxic stress. Selective targeting and disposal of such proteins usually occurs in a ubiquitin-dependent manner by proteasomes and macroautophagy/autophagy. Whereas proteasomes are efficient in degrading abnormal soluble proteins, protein aggregates are typically targeted for degradation by autophagic vesicles. Both processes require ubiquitin-binding receptors, which are targeted to proteasomes via ubiquitin-like domains or to phagophores (the precursors to autophagosomes) via Atg8/LC3 binding motifs, respectively...
August 16, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813167/lipophagy-maintains-energy-homeostasis-in-the-kidney-proximal-tubule-during-prolonged-starvation
#11
Satoshi Minami, Takeshi Yamamoto, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Atsushi Takahashi, Tomoko Namba, Jun Matsuda, Tomonori Kimura, Jun-Ya Kaimori, Isao Matsui, Takayuki Hamano, Hiroaki Takeda, Masatomo Takahashi, Yoshihiro Izumi, Takeshi Bamba, Taiji Matsusaka, Fumio Niimura, Yoshitaka Isaka
Macroautophagy/autophagy is a self-degradation process that combats starvation. Lipids are the main energy source in kidney proximal tubular cells (PTCs). During starvation, PTCs increase fatty acid (FA) uptake, form intracellular lipid droplets (LDs), and hydrolyze them for use. The involvement of autophagy in lipid metabolism in the kidney remains largely unknown. Here, we investigated the autophagy-mediated regulation of renal lipid metabolism during prolonged starvation using PTC-specific Atg5-deficient (atg5-TSKO) mice and an in vitro serum starvation model...
August 16, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812433/regulation-of-sqstm1-p62-via-uba-domain-ubiquitination-and-its-role-in-disease
#12
YouJin Lee, Conrad C Weihl
Macroautophagy/autophagy can be a selective degradative process via the utilization of various autophagic receptor proteins. Autophagic receptors selectively recognize ubiquitinated cargoes and deliver them to phagophores, the precursors to autophagosomes, for their degradation. For example, SQSTM1/p62 directly binds to ubiquitinated protein aggregates via its UBA domain and sequesters them into inclusion bodies via its PB1 domain. SQSTM1also interacts with phagophores via its LC3-interacting (LIR) motif. However, a regulatory mechanism for autophagic receptors is not yet understood...
August 16, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811869/pro-and-antioxidant-functions-of-the-peroxisome-mitochondria-connection-and-its-impact-on-aging-and-disease
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REVIEW
Amparo Pascual-Ahuir, Sara Manzanares-Estreder, Markus Proft
Peroxisomes and mitochondria are the main intracellular sources for reactive oxygen species. At the same time, both organelles are critical for the maintenance of a healthy redox balance in the cell. Consequently, failure in the function of both organelles is causally linked to oxidative stress and accelerated aging. However, it has become clear that peroxisomes and mitochondria are much more intimately connected both physiologically and structurally. Both organelles share common fission components to dynamically respond to environmental cues, and the autophagic turnover of both peroxisomes and mitochondria is decisive for cellular homeostasis...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808340/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-6-is-a-transcriptional-activator-of-autophagy-in-acute-liver-injury
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Svenja Sydor, Paul Manka, Jan Best, Sami Jafoui, Jan-Peter Sowa, Miguel Eugenio Zoubek, Virginia Hernandez-Gea, Francisco Javier Cubero, Julia Kälsch, Diana Vetter, Maria Isabel Fiel, Yujin Hoshida, C Billie Bian, Leonard J Nelson, Han Moshage, Klaas Nico Faber, Andreas Paul, Hideo A Baba, Guido Gerken, Scott L Friedman, Ali Canbay, Lars P Bechmann
Krüppel-like factor 6 (KLF6) is a transcription factor and tumor suppressor. We previously identified KLF6 as mediator of hepatocyte glucose and lipid homeostasis. The loss or reduction of KLF6 is linked to the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma, but its contribution to liver regeneration and repair in acute liver injury are lacking so far. Here we explore the role of KLF6 in acute liver injury models in mice, and in patients with acute liver failure (ALF). KLF6 was induced in hepatocytes in ALF, and in both acetaminophen (APAP)- and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated mice...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808307/lc3a-silencing-hinders-aggresome-vimentin-cage-clearance-in-primary-choroid-plexus-carcinoma
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Marwa Nassar, Heba Samaha, Myret Ghabriel, Maha Yehia, Hala Taha, Sherin Salem, Khaled Shaaban, Mariam Omar, Nabil Ahmed, Shahenda El-Naggar
Aggresomes are transient microtubule-dependent inclusion bodies that sequester misfolded proteins and are ultimately removed by autophagy. Here we report the generation of a choroid plexus carcinoma cell line; Children's Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE)-45, which is characterized by the constitutive formation of aggresomes. When examining the autophagy pathway as the main route for aggresomes clearance, CCHE-45 cells displayed increased autophagy flux mediated by MAP1LC3B. MAP1LC3A-Variant1 gene expression was silenced by promoter methylation...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808138/an-ampk-dependent-regulatory-pathway-in-tau-mediated-toxicity
#16
Alessia Galasso, Charles S Cameron, Bruno G Frenguelli, Kevin G Moffat
Neurodegenerative tauopathies are characterized by accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau aggregates primarily degraded by autophagy.The 5'AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is expressed in most cells, including neurons. Alongside its metabolic functions, it is also known to be activated in Alzheimer's brains, phosphorylate tau and be a critical autophagy activator. Whether it plays a neurotoxic or neuroprotective role remains unclear. Complexly in tauopathies, while stress conditions can result in AMPK activation enhancing tau-mediated toxicity, AMPK activation is not always concomitant with autophagic induction...
August 14, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808089/bag3-mediated-proteostasis-at-a-glance
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REVIEW
Christina Klimek, Barbara Kathage, Judith Wördehoff, Jörg Höhfeld
Cellular and organismal survival depend on the ability to maintain the proteome, even under conditions that threaten protein integrity. BCL2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) is essential for protein homeostasis (proteostasis) in stressed cells. Owing to its multi-domain structure, it engages in diverse processes that are crucial for proteome maintenance. BAG3 promotes the activity of molecular chaperones, sequesters and concentrates misfolded proteins, initiates autophagic disposal, and balances transcription, translation and degradation...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807642/alterations-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-developing-brain-of-rats-with-epilepsy-changes-in-lc3-p62-beclin-1-and-bcl-2-levels
#18
Qinrui Li, Ying Han, Junbao Du, Hongfang Jin, Jing Zhang, Manman Niu, Jiong Qin
Current studies have indicated that apoptotic and autophagic signaling pathways are triggered by epileptic seizures, but the precise roles of these processes in epilepsy-induced neuronal loss remain unclear. Identifying a concrete molecular mechanism may help researchers develop relevant epilepsy therapies that are more effective than existing treatments. Autophagy is a type of conserved degradation that contributes to cellular homeostasis. The involved signaling pathways allow us to observe alterations in autophagy and apoptosis during epileptic seizures over time...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807161/phytochemical-modulation-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-strategies-to-overcome-chemoresistance-in-leukemic-stem-cells-in-the-bone-marrow-microenvironment
#19
Helen C Owen, Sandra Appiah, Noor Hasan, Lucy Ghali, Ghada Elayat, Celia Bell
Advances in scientific research and targeted treatment regimes have improved survival rates for many cancers over the past few decades. However, for some types of leukemia, including acute lymphoblastic and acute myeloid leukemia, mortality rates have continued to rise, with chemoresistance in leukemic stem cells (LSCs) being a major contributing factor. Most cancer drug therapies act by inducing apoptosis in dividing cells but are ineffective in targeting quiescent LSCs. Niches in the bone marrow, known as leukemic niches, behave as "sanctuaries" where LSCs acquire drug resistance...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806762/a-becn1-mutation-mediates-hyperactive-autophagic-sequestration-of-amyloid-oligomers-and-improved-cognition-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#20
Altea Rocchi, Soh Yamamoto, Tabitha Ting, Yuying Fan, Katherine Sadleir, Yigang Wang, Weiran Zhang, Sui Huang, Beth Levine, Robert Vassar, Congcong He
Impairment of the autophagy pathway has been observed during the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by abnormal deposition of extracellular and intracellular amyloid β (Aβ) peptides. Yet the role of autophagy in Aβ production and AD progression is complex. To study whether increased basal autophagy plays a beneficial role in Aβ clearance and cognitive improvement, we developed a novel genetic model to hyperactivate autophagy in vivo. We found that knock-in of a point mutation F121A in the essential autophagy gene Beclin 1/Becn1 in mice significantly reduces the interaction of BECN1 with its inhibitor BCL2, and thus leads to constitutively active autophagy even under non-autophagy-inducing conditions in multiple tissues, including brain...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
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