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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078426/calreticulin-is-required-for-calcium-homeostasis-and-proper-pollen-tube-tip-growth-in-petunia
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Anna Suwińska, Piotr Wasąg, Przemysław Zakrzewski, Marta Lenartowska, Robert Lenartowski
Calreticulin is involved in stabilization of the tip-focused Ca (2+) gradient and the actin cytoskeleton arrangement and function that is required for several key processes driving Petunia pollen tube tip growth. Although the precise mechanism is unclear, stabilization of a tip-focused calcium (Ca(2+)) gradient seems to be critical for pollen germination and pollen tube growth. We hypothesize that calreticulin (CRT), a Ca(2+)-binding/buffering chaperone typically residing in the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of eukaryotic cells, is an excellent candidate to fulfill this role...
January 11, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069025/interaction-of-biomedical-nanoparticles-with-the-pulmonary-immune-system
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REVIEW
Fabian Blank, Kleanthis Fytianos, Emilie Seydoux, Laura Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Alke Petri-Fink, Christophe von Garnier, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser
Engineered nanoparticles (NPs) offer site-specific delivery, deposition and cellular uptake due to their unique physicochemical properties and were shown to modulate immune responses. The respiratory tract with its vast surface area is an attractive target organ for innovative immunomodulatory therapeutic applications by pulmonary administration of such NPs, enabling interactions with resident antigen-presenting cells (APCs), such as dendritic cells and macrophages. Depending on the respiratory tract compartment, e...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065471/mutations-in-atp6v1e1-or-atp6v1a-cause-autosomal-recessive-cutis-laxa
#3
Tim Van Damme, Thatjana Gardeitchik, Miski Mohamed, Sergio Guerrero-Castillo, Peter Freisinger, Brecht Guillemyn, Ariana Kariminejad, Daisy Dalloyaux, Sanne van Kraaij, Dirk J Lefeber, Delfien Syx, Wouter Steyaert, Riet De Rycke, Alexander Hoischen, Erik-Jan Kamsteeg, Sunnie Y Wong, Monique van Scherpenzeel, Payman Jamali, Ulrich Brandt, Leo Nijtmans, G Christoph Korenke, Brian H Y Chung, Christopher C Y Mak, Ingrid Hausser, Uwe Kornak, Björn Fischer-Zirnsak, Tim M Strom, Thomas Meitinger, Yasemin Alanay, Gulen E Utine, Peter K C Leung, Siavash Ghaderi-Sohi, Paul Coucke, Sofie Symoens, Anne De Paepe, Christian Thiel, Tobias B Haack, Fransiska Malfait, Eva Morava, Bert Callewaert, Ron A Wevers
Defects of the V-type proton (H(+)) ATPase (V-ATPase) impair acidification and intracellular trafficking of membrane-enclosed compartments, including secretory granules, endosomes, and lysosomes. Whole-exome sequencing in five families affected by mild to severe cutis laxa, dysmorphic facial features, and cardiopulmonary involvement identified biallelic missense mutations in ATP6V1E1 and ATP6V1A, which encode the E1 and A subunits, respectively, of the V1 domain of the heteromultimeric V-ATPase complex. Structural modeling indicated that all substitutions affect critical residues and inter- or intrasubunit interactions...
December 29, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065322/visualization-of-cleavage-furrow-proteins-in-fixed-dividing-spermatocytes
#4
A Frappaolo, S Sechi, G Belloni, R Piergentili, M G Giansanti
Cytokinesis separates the cytoplasmic organelles and the duplicated genome into two daughter cells at the end of cell division. In animal cell cytokinesis, assembly and constriction of the contractile apparatus must be finely coordinated with plasma membrane remodeling and vesicle trafficking at the cleavage furrow. Accurate control of these events during cell cleavage is a fundamental task in all organisms and is also essential for maintaining ploidy and preventing neoplastic transformation. Drosophila male meiosis provides a well-suited cell system for exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying cytokinesis, combining the powerful tools of Drosophila genetics with unique cytological characteristics...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063257/genetic-screen-in-drosophila-muscle-identifies-autophagy-mediated-t-tubule-remodeling-and-a-rab2-role-in-autophagy
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Naonobu Fujita, Wilson Huang, Tzu-Han Lin, Jean-Francois Groulx, Steve Jean, Yoshihiko Kuchitsu, Ikuko Koyama-Honda, Noboru Mizushima, Mitsunori Fukuda, Amy A Kiger
Transverse (T)-tubules make-up a specialized network of tubulated muscle cell membranes involved in excitation-contraction coupling for power of contraction. Little is known about how T-tubules maintain highly organized structures and contacts throughout the contractile system despite the ongoing muscle remodeling that occurs with muscle atrophy, damage and aging. We uncovered an essential role for autophagy in T-tubule remodeling with genetic screens of a developmentally regulated remodeling program in Drosophila abdominal muscles...
January 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054081/imaging-metals-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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REVIEW
M Aschner, C Palinski, M Sperling, U Karst, T Schwerdtle, J Bornhorst
Systemic trafficking and storage of essential metal ions play fundamental roles in living organisms by serving as essential cofactors in various cellular processes. Thereby metal quantification and localization are critical steps in understanding metal homeostasis, and how their dyshomeostasis might contribute to disease etiology and the ensuing pathologies. Furthermore, the amount and distribution of metals in organisms can provide insight into their underlying mechanisms of toxicity and toxicokinetics. While in vivo studies on metal imaging in mammalian experimental animals are complex, time- and resource-consuming, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C...
January 5, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053189/function-of-cyclophilin1-as-a-long-distance-signal-molecule-in-the-phloem-of-tomato-plants
#7
Ziv Spiegelman, Sumita Omer, Ben N Mansfeld, Shmuel Wolf
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) diageotropica (dgt) mutants, containing a single mutation in the Cyclophilin1 (SlCyp1) gene, are auxin-insensitive, exhibiting a pleiotropic phenotype including lack of geotropism, abnormal xylem structure, lack of lateral roots (LRs), and elevated shoot-to-root ratio. SlCyp1 is a putative peptidyl-prolyl isomerase that can traffic from shoot to root, where it induces changes in auxin response, LR formation, and xylem development, suggesting it has a role as a long-distance signaling molecule...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049146/dissecting-bacterial-cell-wall-entry-and-signaling-in-eukaryotic-cells-an-actin-dependent-pathway-parallels-platelet-activating-factor-receptor-mediated-endocytosis
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Lip Nam Loh, Geli Gao, Elaine I Tuomanen
: The Gram-positive bacterial cell wall (CW) peptidoglycan-teichoic acid complex is released into the host environment during bacterial metabolism or death. It is a highly inflammatory Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) ligand, and previous in vivo studies have demonstrated its ability to recapitulate pathological features of pneumonia and meningitis. We report that an actin-dependent pathway is involved in the internalization of the CW by epithelial and endothelial cells, in addition to the previously described platelet-activating factor receptor (PAFr)-dependent uptake pathway...
January 3, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045501/the-advancement-of-the-emerging-field-of-rna-nanotechnology
#9
Daniel Jasinski, Farzin Haque, Daniel W Binzel, Peixuan Guo
The field of RNA nanotechnology has advanced rapidly during the last decade. A variety of programmable RNA nanoparticles with defined shape, size, and stoichiometry have been developed for diverse applications in nanobiotechnology. The rising popularity of RNA nanoparticles is due to a number of factors: (1) Removing the concern of RNA degradation in vitro and in vivo by introducing chemical modification into nucleotides without significant alteration of the RNA property in folding and self-assembly; (2) Confirming the concept that RNA displays very high thermodynamic stability and is suitable for in vivo trafficking and other applications; (3) Obtaining the knowledge to tune the immunogenic properties of synthetic RNA constructs for in vivo applications; (4) Increased understanding of the 4D structure and intermolecular interaction of RNA molecules; (5) Developing methods to control shape, size and stoichiometry of RNA nanoparticles; (6) Increasing knowledge of unique regulation and processing functions of RNA in cells; (7) Decreasing cost of RNA production by biological and chemical synthesis; and (8) Proving the concept that RNA is a safe and specific therapeutic modality for cancer and other diseases with little or no accumulation in vital organs...
January 3, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039913/the-unfolded-protein-response-mediates-fibrogenesis-and-collagen-i-secretion-through-regulating-tango1-in-mice
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Jessica L Maiers, Enis Kostallari, Malek Mushref, Thiago M deAssuncao, Haiyang Li, Nidhi Jalan-Sakrikar, Robert C Huebert, Sheng Cao, Harmeet Malhi, Vijay H Shah
: Fibrogenesis encompasses the deposition of matrix proteins, such as collagen I, by hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) that culminates in cirrhosis. Fibrogenic signals drive transcription of procollagen I, which enters the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is trafficked through the secretory pathway, and released to generate extracellular matrix. Alternatively, disruption of procollagen I ER export could activate the unfolded protein response (UPR) and drive HSC apoptosis. Using a small interfering RNA screen, we identified Transport and Golgi organization 1 (TANGO1) as a potential participant in collagen I secretion...
November 5, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035684/homeostatic-migration-and-distribution-of-innate-immune-cells-in-primary-and-secondary-lymphoid-organs-with-aging
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REVIEW
Janko Nikolich-Žugich, John S Davies
Aging of the innate and adaptive immune system, collectively termed immune senescence, is a complex process. One method to understand the components of aging involves dissociating the effects of aging on the cells of the immune system, on the microenvironment in lymphoid organs and tissues where immune cells reside, and on the circulating factors that interact with both immune cells and their microenvironment. Heterochronic parabiosis, a surgical union of two organisms of disparate ages, is ideal for this type of studies, as it has the power to dissociate the age of the cell and the age of the microenvironment in which the cell resides or is migrating into...
December 30, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031320/tetraspanin-cd63-controls-basolateral-sorting-of-organic-cation-transporter-2-in-renal-proximal-tubules
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Ulf Schulze, Sabine Brast, Alexander Grabner, Christian Albiker, Beatrice Snieder, Svenja Holle, Eberhard Schlatter, Rita Schröter, Hermann Pavenstädt, Edwin Herrmann, Carsten Lambert, Gilles A Spoden, Luise Florin, Paul Saftig, Giuliano Ciarimboli
CD63 is a ubiquitously expressed member of the tetraspanin superfamily. Using a mating-based split-ubiquitin-yeast 2-hybrid system, pull-down experiments, total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy, Förster resonance energy transfer, and biotinylation assays, we found that CD63 interacts with human organic cation transporter 2 (hOCT2), which transports endogenous and exogenous substrates, such as neurotransmitters and drugs in several epithelial cells. CD63 overexpression affects cellular localization of hOCT2 expressed in human embryonic kidney (HEK)293 cells...
December 28, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029388/emerging-role-of-cdc42-specific-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factors-as-regulators-of-membrane-trafficking-in-health-and-disease
#13
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M V Egorov, R S Polishchuk
It is widely accepted that the Golgi complex operates as a main sorting station in the biosynthetic pathway. On the other hand, the Golgi complex harbors numerous signaling molecules that generate the platform for the coordination of the transduction of specific signals and of membrane transport events. A part of these processes, which require the complex integration of transport-, cytoskeleton- and polarity-associated mechanisms, is tightly regulated by molecular machineries comprising guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEF) and their down-stream effectors, such as the small GTPase Cdc42...
October 19, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002502/ehnpc1-and-ehnpc2-proteins-participate-in-trafficking-of-exogenous-cholesterol-in-entamoeba-histolytica-trophozoites-relevance-for-phagocytosis
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Jeni Bolaños, Abigail Betanzos, Rosario Javier-Reyna, Guillermina García-Rivera, Miriam Huerta, Jonnatan Pais-Morales, Arturo González-Robles, Mario A Rodríguez, Michael Schnoor, Esther Orozco
Entamoeba histolytica, the highly phagocytic protozoan causative of human amoebiasis lacks the machinery to synthesize cholesterol. Here, we investigated the presence of NPC1 and NPC2 proteins in this parasite, which are involved in cholesterol trafficking in mammals. Bioinformatics analysis revealed one Ehnpc1 and two Ehnpc2 genes. EhNPC1 appeared as a transmembrane protein and both EhNPC2 as peripheral membrane proteins. Molecular docking predicted that EhNPC1 and EhNPC2 bind cholesterol and interact with each other...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002020/novel-domain-architectures-and-functional-determinants-in-atypical-annexins-revealed-by-phylogenomic-analysis
#15
Maria-Pilar Fernandez, Montserrat Garcia, Silvia Martin-Almedina, Reginald O Morgan
The fundamental cellular role and molecular interactions of annexins in vesicle trafficking and membrane remodeling remain to be further clarified in order to better understand and exploit their contributions to health and disease. We focused on distinctive features of atypical annexins from all domains of life using phylogenomic, molecular systematic and experimental approaches, to extend the current paradigm and better account for annexin diversity of structure, function and mechanistic role in membrane homeostasis...
December 20, 2016: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999184/chiral-twist-drives-raft-formation-and-organization-in-membranes-composed-of-rod-like-particles
#16
Louis Kang, Tom C Lubensky
Lipid rafts are hypothesized to facilitate protein interaction, tension regulation, and trafficking in biological membranes, but the mechanisms responsible for their formation and maintenance are not clear. Insights into many other condensed matter phenomena have come from colloidal systems, whose micron-scale particles mimic basic properties of atoms and molecules but permit dynamic visualization with single-particle resolution. Recently, experiments showed that bidisperse mixtures of filamentous viruses can self-assemble into colloidal monolayers with thermodynamically stable rafts exhibiting chiral structure and repulsive interactions...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998976/sialylation-controls-prion-fate-in-vivo
#17
Saurabh Srivastava, Elizaveta Katorcha, Martin L Daus, Peter Lasch, Michael Beekes, Ilia V Baskakov
Prions or PrP(Sc) are proteinaceous infectious agents that consist of misfolded, self-replicating states of a sialoglycoprotein called the prion protein or PrP(C) The current work tests a new hypothesis that sialylation determines the fate of prions in an organism. To begin, we produced control PrP(Sc) from PrP(C) using Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification (PMCAb), and also generated PrP(Sc) with reduced sialylation levels using the same method but with partially desialylated PrP(C) as a substrate (dsPMCAb)...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998755/circadian-rhythms-accelerate-wound-healing-in-female-siberian-hamsters
#18
Erin J Cable, Kenneth G Onishi, Brian J Prendergast
Circadian rhythms (CRs) provide temporal regulation and coordination of numerous physiological traits, including immune function. CRs in multiple aspects of immune function are absent in rodents that have been rendered circadian-arrhythmic through various methods. In Siberian hamsters, circadian arrhythmia can be induced by disruptive light treatments (DPS). Here we examined CRs in wound healing, and the effects of circadian disruption on wound healing in DPS-arrhythmic hamsters. Circadian entrained/rhythmic (RHYTH) and behaviorally-arrhythmic (ARR) female hamsters were administered a cutaneous wound either 3h after light onset (ZT03) or 2h after dark onset (ZT18); wound size was quantified daily using image analyses...
December 17, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994623/towards-therapeutic-delivery-of-extracellular-vesicles-strategies-for-in-vivo-tracking-and-biodistribution-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Giuliana Di Rocco, Silvia Baldari, Gabriele Toietta
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), such as microvesicles and exosomes, are membranous structures containing bioactive material released by several cells types, including mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs). Increasing lines of evidences point to EVs as paracrine mediators of the beneficial effects on tissue remodeling associated with cell therapy. Administration of MSCs-derived EVs has therefore the potential to open new and safer therapeutic avenues, alternative to cell-based approaches, for degenerative diseases...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994149/fgf14-is-a-regulator-of-kcnq2-3-channels
#20
Juan Lorenzo Pablo, Geoffrey S Pitt
KCNQ2/3 (Kv7.2/7.3) channels and voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSCs) are enriched in the axon initial segment (AIS) where they bind to ankyrin-G and coregulate membrane potential in central nervous system neurons. The molecular mechanisms supporting coordinated regulation of KCNQ and VGSCs and the cellular mechanisms governing KCNQ trafficking to the AIS are incompletely understood. Here, we show that fibroblast growth factor 14 (FGF14), previously described as a VGSC regulator, also affects KCNQ function and localization...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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