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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335462/therapeutic-potentials-of-microalgae-in-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Tosin A Olasehinde, Ademola O Olaniran, Anthony I Okoh
Current research is geared towards the discovery of new compounds with strong neuroprotective potential and few or no side effects compared to synthetic drugs. This review focuses on the potentials of extracts and biologically active compounds derived from microalgal biomass for the treatment and management of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Microalgal research has gained much attention recently due to its contribution to the production of renewable fuels and the ability of alga cells to produce several secondary metabolites such as carotenoids, polyphenols, sterols, polyunsaturated fatty acids and polysaccharides...
March 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333162/the-endoplasmic-reticulum-chaperone-grp78-bip-modulates-prion-propagation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kyung-Won Park, Gyoung Eun Kim, Rodrigo Morales, Fabio Moda, Ines Moreno-Gonzalez, Luis Concha-Marambio, Amy S Lee, Claudio Hetz, Claudio Soto
Prion diseases are fatal neurodegenerative disorders affecting several mammalian species, characterized by the accumulation of the misfolded form of the prion protein, which is followed by the induction of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and the activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR). GRP78, also called BiP, is a master regulator of the UPR, reducing ER stress levels and apoptosis due to an enhancement of the cellular folding capacity. Here, we studied the role of GRP78 in prion diseases using several in vivo and in vitro approaches...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332979/the-perk-arm-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-regulates-satellite-cell-mediated-skeletal-muscle-regeneration
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Guangyan Xiong, Sajedah M Hindi, Aman K Mann, Yann Simon Gallot, Kyle R Bohnert, Douglas R Cavener, Scott R Whittemore, Ashok Kumar
Regeneration of skeletal muscle in adults is mediated by satellite stem cells. Accumulation of misfolded proteins triggers endoplasmic reticulum stress that leads to unfolded protein response (UPR). The UPR is relayed to the cell through the activation of PERK, IRE1/XBP1, and ATF6. Here, we demonstrate that levels of PERK and IRE1 are increased in satellite cells upon muscle injury. Inhibition of PERK, but not the IRE1 arm of the UPR in satellite cells inhibits myofiber regeneration in adult mice. PERK is essential for the survival and differentiation of activated satellite cells into the myogenic lineage...
March 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325840/assembly-induced-folding-regulates-interleukin-12-biogenesis-and-secretion
#4
Susanne Reitberger, Pascal Haimerl, Isabel Aschenbrenner, Julia Esser-von Bieren, Matthias J Feige
Members of the interleukin 12 (IL12) family perform essential functions in immunoregulation by connecting innate and adaptive immunity and are emerging therapeutic targets. They are unique among other interleukins in forming heterodimers that arise from extensive subunit sharing within the family, leading to the production of at least four functionally distinct heterodimers from only five subunits. This raises important questions about how the assembly of IL12 family members is regulated and controlled in the cell...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322783/elevation-of-liver-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-a-modified-choline-deficient-l-amino-acid-defined-diet-fed-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
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Yo Muraki, Yukimasa Makita, Midori Yamasaki, Yuichiro Amano, Takanori Matsuo
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused by accumulation of misfolded proteins is observed in several kinds of diseases. Since ER stress is reported to be involved in the progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), highly sensitive and simple measurement methods are required for research into developing novel therapy for NASH. To investigate the involvement of ER stress in NASH pathogenesis in a mouse model, an assay for liver ER stress was developed using ER stress activated indicator-luciferase (ERAI-Luc) mice...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320943/prion-protein-dynamics-before-aggregation
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Kinshuk Raj Srivastava, Lisa J Lapidus
Prion diseases, like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson disease, are rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorders caused by misfolding followed by aggregation and accumulation of protein deposits in neuronal cells. Here we measure intramolecular polypeptide backbone reconfiguration as a way to understand the molecular basis of prion aggregation. Our hypothesis is that when reconfiguration is either much faster or much slower than bimolecular diffusion, biomolecular association is not stable, but as the reconfiguration rate becomes similar to the rate of biomolecular diffusion, the association is more stable and subsequent aggregation is faster...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320296/biological-basis-for-amyloidogenesis-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
T V Andreeva, W J Lukiw, E I Rogaev
Certain cellular proteins normally soluble in the living organism under certain conditions form aggregates with a specific cross-β sheet structure called amyloid. These intra- or extracellular insoluble aggregates (fibers or plaques) are hallmarks of many neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer's disease (AD), Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, prion disease, and other progressive neurological diseases that develop in the aging human central nervous system. Amyloid diseases (amyloidoses) are widespread in the elderly human population, a rapidly expanding demographic in many global populations...
February 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315680/selenoprotein-s-is-required-for-clearance-of-c99-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-associated-degradation
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Jun Ki Jang, Ki Jun Park, Jea Hwang Lee, Kwan Young Ko, Seongman Kang, Ick Young Kim
Amyloid beta precursor protein (APP) is normally cleaved by α-secretase, but can also be cleaved by β-secretase (BACE1) to produce C99 fragments in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. C99 is subsequently cleaved to amyloid β (Aβ), the aggregation of which is known to cause Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, C99 removing is for preventing the disease. Selenoprotein S (SelS) is an ER membrane protein participating in endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD), one of the stages in resolving ER stress of misfolded proteins accumulated in the ER...
March 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315275/sigma-1-receptor-in-motoneuron-disease
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Renzo Mancuso, Xavier Navarro
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS ) is a neurodegenerative disease affecting spinal cord and brain motoneurons , leading to paralysis and early death. Multiple etiopathogenic mechanisms appear to contribute in the development of ALS , including glutamate excitotoxicity, oxidative stress , protein misfolding, mitochondrial defects, impaired axonal transport, inflammation and glial cell alterations. The Sigma-1 receptor is highly expressed in motoneurons of the spinal cord, particularly enriched in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) at postsynaptic cisternae of cholinergic C-terminals...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306505/identification-of-an-rna-polymerase-iii-regulator-linked-to-disease-associated-protein-aggregation
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Olga Sin, Tristan de Jong, Alejandro Mata-Cabana, Michelle Kudron, Mohamad Amr Zaini, Francesco A Aprile, Renée I Seinstra, Esther Stroo, Roméo Willinge Prins, Céline N Martineau, Hai Hui Wang, Wytse Hogewerf, Anne Steinhof, Erich E Wanker, Michele Vendruscolo, Cornelis F Calkhoven, Valerie Reinke, Victor Guryev, Ellen A A Nollen
Protein aggregation is associated with age-related neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's and polyglutamine diseases. As a causal relationship between protein aggregation and neurodegeneration remains elusive, understanding the cellular mechanisms regulating protein aggregation will help develop future treatments. To identify such mechanisms, we conducted a forward genetic screen in a C. elegans model of polyglutamine aggregation and identified the protein MOAG-2/LIR-3 as a driver of protein aggregation...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303955/differential-proteomic-analysis-by-itraq-reveals-the-mechanism-of-pyropia-haitanensis-responding-to-high-temperature-stress
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Jianzhi Shi, Yuting Chen, Yan Xu, Dehua Ji, Changsheng Chen, Chaotian Xie
Global warming increases sea temperature and leads to high temperature stress, which affects the yield and quality of Pyropia haitanensis. To understand the molecular mechanisms underlying high temperature stress in a high temperature tolerance strain Z-61, the iTRAQ technique was employed to reveal the global proteomic response of Z-61 under different durations of high temperature stress. We identified 151 differentially expressed proteins and classified them into 11 functional categories. The 4 major categories of these are protein synthesis and degradation, photosynthesis, defense response, and energy and carbohydrate metabolism...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303141/the-function-of-fk506-binding-protein-13-in-protein-quality-control-protects-plasma-cells-from-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-associated-apoptosis
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Mini Jeong, Eunkyeong Jang, Suk San Choi, Changhoon Ji, Kyungho Lee, Jeehee Youn
Plasma cells (PCs) are exposed to intense endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress imposed by enormous rates of immunoglobulin (Ig) synthesis and secretion. Therefore, protein homeostasis is crucial for the survival of PCs, but its molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. Here, we found marked overexpression of FK506-binding protein 13 (FKBP13) in long-lived PCs from autoimmune mice and investigated its function using a plasmacytoma cell line secreting IgA. FKBP13 expression was induced largely in the lumen of ER in response to treatment with an ER stressor tunicamycin or overexpression of an adaptive unfolded protein response (UPR) protein X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301771/recognition-of-client-proteins-by-the-proteasome
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Houqing Yu, Andreas Matouschek
The ubiquitin proteasome system controls the concentrations of regulatory proteins and removes damaged and misfolded proteins from cells. Proteins are targeted to the protease at the center of this system, the proteasome, by ubiquitin tags, but ubiquitin is also used as a signal in other cellular processes. Specificity is conferred by the size and structure of the ubiquitin tags, which are recognized by receptors associated with the different cellular processes. However, the ubiquitin code remains ambiguous, and the same ubiquitin tag can target different proteins to different fates...
March 9, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301766/biophysical-models-of-protein-evolution-understanding-the-patterns-of-evolutionary-sequence-divergence
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Julian Echave, Claus O Wilke
For decades, rates of protein evolution have been interpreted in terms of the vague concept of functional importance. Slowly evolving proteins or sites within proteins were assumed to be more functionally important and thus subject to stronger selection pressure. More recently, biophysical models of protein evolution, which combine evolutionary theory with protein biophysics, have completely revolutionized our view of the forces that shape sequence divergence. Slowly evolving proteins have been found to evolve slowly because of selection against toxic misfolding and misinteractions, linking their rate of evolution primarily to their abundance...
March 15, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301499/svip-regulates-z-variant-alpha-1-antitrypsin-retro-translocation-by-inhibiting-ubiquitin-ligase-gp78
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Nazli Khodayari, Rejean Liqun Wang, George Marek, Karina Krotova, Mariana Kirst, Chen Liu, Farshid Rouhani, Mark Brantly
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an inherited disorder characterized by early-onset emphysema and liver disease. The most common disease-causing mutation is a single amino acid substitution (Glu/Lys) at amino acid 342 of the mature protein, resulting in disruption of the 290-342 salt bridge (an electrophoretic abnormality defining the mutation [Z allele, or ZAAT]), protein misfolding, polymerization, and accumulation in the endoplasmic reticulum of hepatocytes and monocytes. The Z allele causes a toxic gain of function, and the E3 ubiquitin ligase gp78 promotes degradation and increased solubility of endogenous ZAAT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300592/new-peptide-inhibitors-modulate-the-self-assembly-of-islet-amyloid-polypeptide-residues-11-20-in-vitro
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Yexuan Mao, Lanlan Yu, Ran Yang, Chuanguo Ma, Lingbo Qu, Peter de B Harrington
The structural transition and misfolding of human islet amyloid polypeptide may cause a common metabolic disease Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Seventeen peptides have been synthesized, possessing different lengths, compositions, and peptide conformation. In this study, the mechanism of these peptides on inhibiting the formation of hIAPP11-20 amyloid fibrils was investigated using a conventional ThT fluorescence assay and microscale thermophoresis. The results showed that short peptides AT, SA, RF, KS, KT and KN, and cyclic peptides cyclic-KS, cyclic-KT and cyclic-KN displayed considerable inhibitory effect on hIAPP11-20 fibril formation and a strong affinity for hIAPP11-20...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299593/trehalose-and-magnesium-chloride-exert-a-common-anti-amyloidogenic-effect-towards-hen-egg-white-lysozyme
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Rupsa Chatterjee, Vidyalatha Kolli, Nandini Sarkar
Many degenerative disorder such as Parkinsons, Alzheimers, Huntingtons disease, etc are caused due to the deposition of amyloid fibrils, formed due to the ordered aggregation of misfolded/unfolded proteins. Misfolded or unfolded proteins aggregate mostly through hydrophobic interactions which are unexposed in native state, but become exposed upon unfolding. To counteract amyloid related diseases, inhibition of the protein self assembly into fibril is a potential therapeutic strategy. The study aims at investigating the effect of selected compounds, namely trehalose and magnesium chloride hexahydrate towards inhibition and disaggregation of amyloid fibrils using Hen Egg White Lysozyme as a model...
March 16, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298604/prion-strain-characterization-of-a-novel-subtype-of-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease
#18
Roberta Galeno, Michele Angelo Di Bari, Romolo Nonno, Franco Cardone, Marco Sbriccoli, Silvia Graziano, Loredana Ingrosso, Michele Fiorini, Angelina Valanzano, Giulia Pasini, Anna Poleggi, Ramona Vinci, Anna Ladogana, Maria Puopolo, Salvatore Monaco, Umberto Agrimi, Gianluigi Zanusso, Maurizio Pocchiari
In 2007, we reported a patient with an atypical form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), heterozygous for methionine-valine (MV) at codon 129, who showed a novel pathological prion protein (PrP(TSE)) conformation with an atypical glycoform (AG) profile and an intraneuronal PrP deposition. In the present study, we further characterized the conformational properties of this pathological prion protein (PrP(TSE) MV(AG)) showing that PrP(TSE) MV(AG) is composed by multiple conformers with biochemical properties distinct from PrP(TSE) type 1 and type 2 of MV sporadic CJD (sCJD)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295475/downregulation-of-hnf-4%C3%AE-and-defective-zonation-in-livers-expressing-mutant-z-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin
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Pasquale Piccolo, Patrizia Annunziata, Leandro R Soria, Sergio Attanasio, Anna Barbato, Raffaele Castello, Annamaria Carissimo, Luca Quagliata, Luigi M Terracciano, Nicola Brunetti-Pierri
α1 -antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is one of the most common genetic disorders and the liver disease due to the Z mutant of α1 -antitrypsin (ATZ) is a prototype of conformational disorder due to misfolding of protein with consequent aberrant intermolecular protein aggregation. In the present study, we found that livers of PiZ transgenic mice expressing the human ATZ have altered expression of a network of hepatocyte transcriptional factors including HNF4-α, that is early downregulated and induces a transcriptional repression of ATZ expression...
March 15, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294160/immune-complexes-in-chronic-chagas-disease-patients-are-formed-by-exovesicles-from-trypanosoma-cruzi-carrying-the-conserved-masp-n-terminal-region
#20
Isabel María Díaz Lozano, Luis Miguel De Pablos, Silvia Andrea Longhi, María Paola Zago, Alejandro Gabriel Schijman, Antonio Osuna
The exovesicles (EVs) are involved in pathologic host-parasite immune associations and have been recently used as biomarkers for diagnosis of infectious diseases. The release of EVs by Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, has recently been described, with different protein cargoes including the MASP multigene family of proteins MASPs are specific to this parasite and characterized by a conserved C-terminal (C-term) region and an N-terminal codifying for a signal peptide (SP). In this investigation, we identified immature MASP proteins containing the MASP SP in EVs secreted by the infective forms of the parasite...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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