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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106549/the-multimerization-state-of%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-amyloid-%C3%AE-42-amyloid-peptide-governs-its-interaction-network-with%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-extracellular-matrix
#1
Romain Salza, Claire Lethias, Sylvie Ricard-Blum
The goals of this work were i) to identify the interactions of amyloid-β (Aβ)42 under monomeric, oligomeric, and fibrillar forms with the extracellular matrix (ECM) and receptors, ii) to determine the influence of Aβ42 supramolecular organization on these interactions, and iii) to identify the molecular functions, biological processes, and pathways targeted by Aβ42 in the ECM. The ECM and cell surface partners of Aβ42 and its supramolecular forms were identified with protein and glycosaminoglycan (GAG) arrays (81 molecules in triplicate) probed by surface plasmon resonance imaging...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102964/plasmonic-chirality-imprinting-on-nucleobase-displaying-supramolecular-nanohelices-by-metal-nucleobase-recognition
#2
Yiyang Lin, E Thomas Pashuck, Michael R Thomas, Nadav Amdursky, Shih-Ting Wang, Lesley W Chow, Molly M Stevens
Supramolecular self-assembly is an important process that enables the conception of complex structures mimicking biological motifs. Herein, we constructed helical fibrils through chiral self-assembly of nucleobase-peptide conjugates (NPCs), where achiral nucleobases are helically displayed on the surface of fibrils, comparable to polymerized nucleic acids. Selective binding between DNA and the NPC fibrils was observed with fluorescence polarization. Taking advantage of metal-nucleobase recognition, we highlight the possibility of deposition/assembly of plasmonic nanoparticles onto the fibrillar constructs...
January 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102238/fibronectin-guided-migration-of-carcinoma-collectives
#3
Sandeep Gopal, Laurence Veracini, Dominique Grall, Catherine Butori, Sébastien Schaub, Stéphane Audebert, Luc Camoin, Emilie Baudelet, Agata Radwanska, Stéphanie Beghelli-de la Forest Divonne, Shelia M Violette, Paul H Weinreb, Samah Rekima, Marius Ilie, Anne Sudaka, Paul Hofman, Ellen Van Obberghen-Schilling
Functional interplay between tumour cells and their neoplastic extracellular matrix plays a decisive role in malignant progression of carcinomas. Here we provide a comprehensive data set of the human HNSCC-associated fibroblast matrisome. Although much attention has been paid to the deposit of collagen, we identify oncofetal fibronectin (FN) as a major and obligate component of the matrix assembled by stromal fibroblasts from head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). FN overexpression in tumours from 435 patients corresponds to an independent unfavourable prognostic indicator...
January 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101870/fibrillar-collagens
#4
Jordi Bella, David J S Hulmes
Fibrillar collagens (types I, II, III, V, XI, XXIV and XXVII) constitute a sub-group within the collagen family (of which there are 28 types in humans) whose functions are to provide three-dimensional frameworks for tissues and organs. These networks confer mechanical strength as well as signalling and organizing functions through binding to cellular receptors and other components of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Here we describe the structure and assembly of fibrillar collagens, and their procollagen precursors, from the molecular to the tissue level...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100492/dynamic-assembly-of-ultrasoft-colloidal-networks-enables-cell-invasion-within-restrictive-fibrillar-polymers
#5
Alison M Douglas, Alexandros A Fragkopoulos, Michelle K Gaines, L Andrew Lyon, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Thomas H Barker
In regenerative medicine, natural protein-based polymers offer enhanced endogenous bioactivity and potential for seamless integration with tissue, yet form weak hydrogels that lack the physical robustness required for surgical manipulation, making them difficult to apply in practice. The use of higher concentrations of protein, exogenous cross-linkers, and blending synthetic polymers has all been applied to form more mechanically robust networks. Each relies on generating a smaller network mesh size, which increases the elastic modulus and robustness, but critically inhibits cell spreading and migration, hampering tissue regeneration...
January 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100410/comp-serum-levels-a-new-non-invasive-biomarker-of-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-viral-hepatitis
#6
Kalliopi Zachou, Stella Gabeta, Zakera Shums, Nikolaos K Gatselis, George K Koukoulis, Gary L Norman, George N Dalekos
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recently we have shown that cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP), a fibrillar collagen assembly regulator, is strongly associated with cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma progression. Therefore, we assessed whether serum COMP levels can be used as a non-invasive fibrosis marker in patients with chronic viral hepatitis (CVH) and compared this marker with standard methods for disease stage assessment [histology, transient elastography (TE), APRI, FIB-4]. METHODS: Sera from 116 CVH patients, 66 HBV [24 female; median age 53(22-76)] and 50 HCV [21 female; median age 48...
January 15, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096359/%C3%AE-synuclein-binds-and-sequesters-pike-l-into-lewy-bodies-triggering-dopaminergic-cell-death-via-ampk-hyperactivation
#7
Seong Su Kang, Zhentao Zhang, Xia Liu, Fredric P Manfredsson, Li He, P Michael Iuvone, Xuebing Cao, Yi E Sun, Lingjing Jin, Keqiang Ye
The abnormal aggregation of fibrillar α-synuclein in Lewy bodies plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating α-synuclein pathological effects are incompletely understood. Here we show that α-synuclein binds phosphoinositide-3 kinase enhancer L (PIKE-L) in a phosphorylation-dependent manner and sequesters it in Lewy bodies, leading to dopaminergic cell death via AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) hyperactivation. α-Synuclein interacts with PIKE-L, an AMPK inhibitory binding partner, and this action is increased by S129 phosphorylation through AMPK and is decreased by Y125 phosphorylation via Src family kinase Fyn...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088900/synaptic-plasticity-dementia-and-alzheimer-disease
#8
Pietro Giusti, Stephen D Skaper, Laura Facci, Morena Zusso
Neuroplasticity is not only shaped by learning and memory but is also a mediator of responses to neuron attrition and injury (compensatory plasticity). As an ongoing process it reacts to neuronal cell activity and injury, death, and genesis, which encompasses the modulation of structural and functional processes of axons, dendrites, and synapses. The range of structural elements that comprise plasticity includes long-term potentiation (a cellular correlate of learning and memory), synaptic efficacy and remodelling, synaptogenesis, axonal sprouting and dendritic remodelling, and neurogenesis and recruitment...
January 13, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088070/fatigue-life-of-bovine-meniscus-under-longitudinal-and-transverse-tensile-loading
#9
Jaremy J Creechley, Madison E Krentz, Trevor J Lujan
The knee meniscus is composed of a fibrous extracellular matrix that is subjected to large and repeated loads. Consequently, the meniscus is frequently torn, and a potential mechanism for failure is fatigue. The objective of this study was to measure the fatigue life of bovine meniscus when applying cyclic tensile loads either longitudinal or transverse to the principal fiber direction. Fatigue experiments consisted of cyclic loads to 60%, 70%, 80% or 90% of the predicted ultimate tensile strength until failure occurred or 20,000 cycles was reached...
December 27, 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078911/c5a-increases-the-injury-to-primary-neurons-elicited-by-fibrillar-amyloid-beta
#10
Michael X Hernandez, Pouya Namiranian, Eric Nguyen, Maria I Fonseca, Andrea J Tenner
C5aR1, the proinflammatory receptor for C5a, is expressed in the central nervous system on microglia, endothelial cells, and neurons. Previous work demonstrated that the C5aR1 antagonist, PMX205, decreased amyloid pathology and suppressed cognitive deficits in two Alzheimer's Disease (AD) mouse models. However, the cellular mechanisms of this protection have not been definitively demonstrated. Here, primary cultured mouse neurons treated with exogenous C5a show reproducible loss of MAP-2 staining in a dose-dependent manner within 24 hr of treatment, indicative of injury to neurons...
February 2017: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071819/evidence-that-interfibrillar-load-transfer-in-tendon-is-supported-by-small-diameter-fibrils-and-not-extrafibrillar-tissue-components
#11
Spencer E Szczesny, Kristen L Fetchko, George R Dodge, Dawn M Elliott
Collagen fibrils in tendon are believed to be discontinuous and transfer tensile loads through shear forces generated during interfibrillar sliding. However, the structures that transmit these interfibrillar forces are unknown. Various extrafibrillar tissue components (e.g., glycosaminoglycans, collagens XII and XIV) have been suggested to transmit interfibrillar loads by bridging collagen fibrils. Alternatively, collagen fibrils may interact directly through physical fusions and interfibrillar branching. The objective of this study was to test whether extrafibrillar proteins are necessary to transmit load between collagen fibrils or if interfibrillar load transfer is accomplished directly by the fibrils themselves...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071716/lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenases-disrupt-the-cellulose-fibers-structure
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Ana Villares, Céline Moreau, Chloé Bennati-Granier, Sona Garajova, Loïc Foucat, Xavier Falourd, Bodo Saake, Jean-Guy Berrin, Bernard Cathala
Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are a class of powerful oxidative enzymes that breakdown recalcitrant polysaccharides such as cellulose. Here we investigate the action of LPMOs on cellulose fibers. After enzymatic treatment and dispersion, LPMO-treated fibers show intense fibrillation. Cellulose structure modifications visualized at different scales indicate that LPMO creates nicking points that trigger the disintegration of the cellulose fibrillar structure with rupture of chains and release of elementary nanofibrils...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067252/two-step-amyloid-aggregation-sequential-lag-phase-intermediates
#13
Fabio Castello, Jose M Paredes, Maria J Ruedas-Rama, Miguel Martin, Mar Roldan, Salvador Casares, Angel Orte
The self-assembly of proteins into fibrillar structures called amyloid fibrils underlies the onset and symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. However, the molecular basis and mechanism of amyloid aggregation are not completely understood. For many amyloidogenic proteins, certain oligomeric intermediates that form in the early aggregation phase appear to be the principal cause of cellular toxicity. Recent computational studies have suggested the importance of nonspecific interactions for the initiation of the oligomerization process prior to the structural conversion steps and template seeding, particularly at low protein concentrations...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061425/fibrillar-vs-crystalline-nanocellulose-pulmonary-epithelial-cell-responses-cytotoxicity-or-inflammation
#14
Autumn L Menas, Naveena Yanamala, Mariana T Farcas, Maria Russo, Sherri Friend, Philip M Fournier, Alexander Star, Ivo Iavicoli, Galina V Shurin, Ulla B Vogel, Bengt Fadeel, Donald Beezhold, Elena R Kisin, Anna A Shvedova
Nanocellulose (NC) is emerging as a highly promising nanomaterial for a wide range of applications. Moreover, many types of NC are produced, each exhibiting a slightly different shape, size, and chemistry. The main objective of this study was to compare cytotoxic effects of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and nanofibrillated cellulose (NCF). The human lung epithelial cells (A549) were exposed for 24 h and 72 h to five different NC particles to determine how variations in properties contribute to cellular outcomes, including cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, and cytokine secretion...
December 24, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058481/extensor-tendinopathy-of-the-elbow-assessed-with-sonoelastography-histologic-correlation
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Andrea S Klauser, Mathias Pamminger, Ethan J Halpern, Mohamed M H Abd Ellah, Bernhard Moriggl, Mihra S Taljanovic, Christian Deml, Judit Sztankay, Guenther Klima, Werner R Jaschke
PURPOSE: To compare agreement between conventional B-mode ultrasound (US) and compression sonoelastography (SEL) of the common extensor tendons of the elbow with histological evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-six common extensor tendons were evaluated in 17 cadavers (11 females, median age 85 years and 6 males, median age 80 years). B-mode US was graded into: Grade 1, homogeneous fibrillar pattern; grade 2, hypoechoic areas and/or calcifications <30%; and grade 3 > 30%...
January 5, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053270/the-quality-of-achilles-tendon-repair-five-to-eight-years-after-percutaneous-tenotomy-in-the-treatment-of-clubfoot-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-findings
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D A Maranho, F H L Leonardo, C F Herrero, E E Engel, J B Volpon, M H Nogueira-Barbosa
AIMS: Our aim was to describe the mid-term appearances of the repair process of the Achilles tendon after tenotomy in children with a clubfoot treated using the Ponseti method. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 15 children (ten boys, five girls) with idiopathic clubfoot were evaluated at a mean of 6.8 years (5.4 to 8.1) after complete percutaneous division of the Achilles tendon. The contour and subjective thickness of the tendon were recorded, and superficial defects and its strength were assessed clinically...
January 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053085/inhibition-of-mammalian-glycoprotein-ykl-40-identification-of-the-physiological-ligand
#17
Abhishek A Kognole, Christina M Payne
YKL-40 is a mammalian glycoprotein associated with progression, severity, and prognosis of chronic inflammatory diseases and a multitude of cancers. Despite this well-documented association, identification of the lectin's physiological ligand, and accordingly, biological function, has proven experimentally difficult. YKL-40 has been shown to bind chito-oligosaccharides; however, the production of chitin by the human body has not yet been documented. Possible alternative ligands include proteoglycans, polysaccharides, and fibers like collagen, all of which makeup the extracellular matrix...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045602/simplified-method-to-obtain-enhanced-expression-of-tau-protein-from-e-coli-and-one-step-purification-by-direct-boiling
#18
V Guru KrishnaKumar, Sharad Gupta
Tau is an intrinsically disordered protein responsible for maintaining the structure and stability of axonal microtubules. However, in certain disease conditions including Alzheimer's disease, tau protein may undergo biochemical and structural changes to form intracellular aggregates. Since tau is a proline and arginine rich eukaryotic protein, heterologous expression in E. coli often results in poor yield and has been a major technical challenge. In the current work, we have improved the expressed yield of tau by overcoming codon bias problem and established a simplified protocol for efficient extraction...
January 3, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045494/site-specific-fluorescence-polarization-for-studying-the-disaggregation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-fibrils-by-small-molecules
#19
Conor M Haney, Christina L Cleveland, Rebecca F Wissner, Lily Owei, Jaclyn Robustelli, Malcolm J Daniels, Merve Canyurt, Priscilla Rodriguez, Harry Ischiropoulos, Tobias Baumgart, E James Petersson
Fibrillar aggregates of the protein α-synuclein (αS) are one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease. Here, we show that measuring the fluorescence polarization (FP) of labels at several sites on αS allows one to monitor changes in the local dynamics of the protein after binding to micelles or vesicles, and during fibril formation. Most significantly, these site-specific FP measurements provide insight into structural remodeling of αS fibrils by small molecules and have the potential for use in moderate-throughput screens to identify small molecules that could be used to treat Parkinson's disease...
November 11, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045370/atomic-structures-of-fibrillar-segments-of-hiapp-suggest-tightly-mated-%C3%AE-sheets-are-important-for-cytotoxicity
#20
Pascal Krotee, Jose A Rodriguez, Michael R Sawaya, Duilio Cascio, Francis E Reyes, Dan Shi, Johan Hattne, Brent L Nannenga, Marie E Oskarsson, Stephan Philipp, Sarah Griner, Lin Jiang, Charles G Glabe, Gunilla T Westermark, Tamir Gonen, David S Eisenberg
hIAPP fibrils are associated with Type-II Diabetes, but the link of hIAPP structure to islet cell death remains elusive. Here we observe that hIAPP fibrils are cytotoxic to cultured pancreatic β-cells, leading us to determine the structure and cytotoxicity of protein segments composing the amyloid spine of hIAPP. Using the cryoEM method MicroED, we discover that one segment, 19-29 S20G, forms pairs of β-sheets mated by a dry interface that share structural features with and are similarly cytotoxic to full-length hIAPP fibrils...
January 3, 2017: ELife
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