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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216317/tropomyosin-isoforms-specify-functionally-distinct-actin-filament-populations-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Gergana Gateva, Elena Kremneva, Theresia Reindl, Tommi Kotila, Konstantin Kogan, Laurène Gressin, Peter W Gunning, Dietmar J Manstein, Alphée Michelot, Pekka Lappalainen
Actin filaments assemble into a variety of networks to provide force for diverse cellular processes [1]. Tropomyosins are coiled-coil dimers that form head-to-tail polymers along actin filaments and regulate interactions of other proteins, including actin-depolymerizing factor (ADF)/cofilins and myosins, with actin [2-5]. In mammals, >40 tropomyosin isoforms can be generated through alternative splicing from four tropomyosin genes. Different isoforms display non-redundant functions and partially non-overlapping localization patterns, for example within the stress fiber network [6, 7]...
February 14, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216224/targeted-proteomics-driven-verification-of-biomarker-candidates-associated-with-breast-cancer-aggressiveness
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Iva Procházková, Juraj Lenčo, Alena Fučíková, Jiří Dresler, Lenka Čápková, Roman Hrstka, Rudolf Nenutil, Pavel Bouchal
Breast cancer is the most common and molecularly relatively well characterized malignant disease in women, however, its progression to metastatic cancer remains lethal for 78% of patients 5years after diagnosis. Novel markers could identify the high risk patients and their verification using quantitative methods is essential to overcome genetic, inter-tumor and intra-tumor variability and translate novel findings into cancer diagnosis and treatment. We recently identified 13 proteins associated with estrogen receptor, tumor grade and lymph node status, the key factors of breast cancer aggressiveness, using untargeted proteomics...
February 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202517/tankyrase-binding-protein-tnks1bp1-regulates-actin-cytoskeleton-rearrangement-and-cancer-cell-invasion
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Tomokazu Ohishi, Haruka Yoshida, Masamichi Katori, Toshiro Migita, Yukiko Muramatsu, Mao Miyake, Yuichi Ishikawa, Akio Saiura, Shun-Ichiro Iemura, Tohru Natsume, Hiroyuki Seimiya
Tankyrase, a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) that promotes telomere elongation and Wnt/β-catenin signaling, has various binding partners, suggesting that it has as-yet unidentified functions. Here we report that the tankyrase-binding protein TNKS1BP1 regulates actin cytoskeleton and cancer cell invasion, which is closely associated with cancer progression. TNKS1BP1 colocalized with actin filaments and negatively regulated cell invasion. In TNKS1BP1-depleted cells, actin filament dynamics, focal adhesion, and lamellipodia ruffling were increased with activation of the ROCK-LIMK-cofilin pathway...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194647/cofilin-mediates-lps-induced-microglial-cell-activation-and-associated-neurotoxicity-through-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-jak-stat-pathway
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Qasim Alhadidi, Zahoor A Shah
Microglial cells are activated in response to different types of injuries or stress in the CNS. Such activation is necessary to get rid of the injurious agents and restore tissue homeostasis. However, excessive activation of microglial cells is harmful and contributes to secondary injury. Pertinently, microglial cell activity was targeted in many preclinical and clinical studies but such strategy failed in clinical trials. The main reason behind the failed attempts is the complexity of the injury mechanisms which needs either a combination therapy or targeting a process that is involved in multiple pathways...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167682/the-rap1-cofilin-pathway-coordinates-actin-reorganization-and-mtoc-polarization-at-the-b-cell-immune-synapse
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Jia C Wang, Jeff Y-J Lee, Sonja Christian, May Dang-Lawson, Caitlin Pritchard, Spencer A Freeman, Michael R Gold
B cells that bind antigens displayed on antigen-presenting cells (APCs) form an immune synapse, a polarized cellular structure that optimizes the dual functions of the B-cell receptor (BCR), signal transduction and antigen internalization. Immune synapse formation involves polarization of the microtubule-organizing center (MTOC) towards the APC. We now show that BCR-induced MTOC polarization requires the Rap1 GTPase, an evolutionarily conserved regulator of cell polarity, as well as cofilin, an actin-severing protein that is regulated by Rap1...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162947/fty720-supplementation-partially-improves-erectile-dysfunction-in-rats-with-streptozotocin-induced-type-1-diabetes-through-inhibition-of-endothelial-dysfunction-and-corporal-fibrosis
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Kai Cui, Yajun Ruan, Tao Wang, Ke Rao, Zhong Chen, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu
INTRODUCTION: Erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) seriously affects their quality of life. However, these patients show a poor effect rate for oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Thus, new treatment methods are urgently needed. Fingolimod hydrochloride (FTY720) was approved in 2010 for the treatment of patients with the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis. AIM: To investigate whether FTY720 supplementation could ameliorate ED induced by DM (DMED)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161904/immune-complex-level-of-cofilin-1-in-sera-is-associated-with-cancer-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Mamoru Satoh, Shigetsugu Takano, Kazuyuki Sogawa, Kenta Noda, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Masumi Ishibashi, Kaoru Mogushi, Hirotaka Takizawa, Masayuki Otsuka, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masaru Miyazaki, Fumio Nomura
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is one of the most lethal malignancies. To improve its outcome, the reliable biomarkers are urgently needed. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the key molecules involved in PDAC progression using proteomics approaches. First, we performed two-dimensional electrophoresis to identify the proteins overexpressed in PDAC tissues. Following the analysis of agarose gel spots, cofilin-1 were identified and verified as a candidate protein commonly upregulated in PDAC tissues...
February 4, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152068/aerobic-exercise-regulates-rho-cofilin-pathways-to-rescue-synaptic-loss-in-aged-rats
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Yan Li, Li Zhao, Boya Gu, Jiajia Cai, Yuanyuan Lv, Laikang Yu
PURPOSE: The role of exercise to prevent or reverse aging-induced cognitive decline has been widely reported. This neuroprotection is associated with changes in the synaptic structure plasticity. However, the mechanisms of exercise-induced synaptic plasticity in the aging brain are still unclear. Thus, the aim of the present study is to investigate the aging-related alterations of Rho-GTPase and the modulatory influences of exercise training. METHODS: Young and old rats were used in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147273/mir-182-regulates-slit2-mediated-axon-guidance-by-modulating-the-local-translation-of-a-specific-mrna
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Anaïs Bellon, Archana Iyer, Simone Bridi, Flora C Y Lee, Cesaré Ovando-Vázquez, Eloina Corradi, Sara Longhi, Michela Roccuzzo, Stephanie Strohbuecker, Sindhu Naik, Peter Sarkies, Eric Miska, Cei Abreu-Goodger, Christine E Holt, Marie-Laure Baudet
During brain wiring, cue-induced axon behaviors such as directional steering and branching are aided by localized mRNA translation. Different guidance cues elicit translation of subsets of mRNAs that differentially regulate the cytoskeleton, yet little is understood about how specific mRNAs are selected for translation. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are critical translational regulators that act through a sequence-specific mechanism. Here, we investigate the local role of miRNAs in mRNA-specific translation during pathfinding of Xenopus laevis retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons...
January 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130864/complex-roles-of-annexin-a2-in-host-blood-brain-barrier-invasion-by-cryptococcus-neoformans
#10
Wei Fang, Zhen-Zong Fa, Qun Xie, Gui-Zhen Wang, Jiu Yi, Chao Zhang, Guang-Xun Meng, Ju-Lin Gu, Wan-Qing Liao
INTRODUCTION: Fungal transversal across the brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) is the essential step for the development of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. Annexin A2 (AnxA2) is an important signaling protein involved in several intracellular processes such as membrane trafficking, endocytosis, and exocytosis. AIM: To investigate the roles and mechanism of AnxA2 during cryptococcal transversal of BMECs. RESULTS: Cryptococcus neoformans infection initiated upregulation of AnxA2 in mouse BMECs...
January 28, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126411/perfluorooctanoic-acid-affects-endocytosis-involving-clathrin-light-chain-a-and-microrna-133b-3p-in-mouse-testes
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Yin Lu, Jianshe Wang, Xuejiang Guo, Shengmin Yan, Jiayin Dai
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is an abundant perfluoroalkyl substance widely applied in industrial and consumer products. Among its potential health hazards, testicular toxicity is of major concern. To explore the potential effect of miRNA on post-translational regulation after PFOA exposure, changes in miRNAs were detected via miRNA array. Seventeen miRNAs were differentially expressed (eight upregulated, nine downregulated) in male mouse testes after exposure to 5mg/kg/d of PFOA for 28d (>1.5-fold and P<0...
March 1, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124604/the-interplay-between-cofilin-and-phospho-cofilin-its-role-in-maintaining-blood-brain-barrier-integrity
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Qasim Alhadidi, Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed, Zahoor Shah
The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a continuous, non-fenestrated vessel system that tightly regulates the movement of molecules, ions, and cells between the blood and the central nervous system. Endothelial cells are the major constituents of the BBB and these cells are linked to each other through intercellular contact points composed of tight junctions, adherent junctions and gap junctions. These three types of junctions are connected to the intracellular actin cytoskeleton via various adaptor proteins. Thus, the actin cytoskeleton plays a crucial role in regulating the stability of endothelial cell contacts and vascular permeability...
January 17, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102353/cofilin-regulates-nuclear-architecture-through-a-myosin-ii-dependent-mechanotransduction-module
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O'Neil Wiggan, Bryce Schroder, Diego Krapf, James R Bamburg, Jennifer G DeLuca
Structural features of the nucleus including shape, size and deformability impact its function affecting normal cellular processes such as cell differentiation and pathological conditions such as tumor cell migration. Despite the fact that abnormal nuclear morphology has long been a defining characteristic for diseases such as cancer relatively little is known about the mechanisms that control normal nuclear architecture. Mounting evidence suggests close coupling between F-actin cytoskeletal organization and nuclear morphology however, mechanisms regulating this coupling are lacking...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101575/identification-of-potential-targets-for-differentiation-in-human-leukemia-cells-induced-by-diallyl-disulfide
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Hui Ling, Jie He, Hui Tan, Lan Yi, Fang Liu, Xiaoxia Ji, Youhua Wu, Haobin Hu, Xi Zeng, Xiaohong Ai, Hao Jiang, Qi Su
Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a primary component of garlic, which has chemopreventive potential. We previously found that moderate doses (15-120 µM) of DADS induced apoptosis and G2/M phase cell cycle arrest. In this study, we observed the effect of low doses (8 µM) of DADS on human leukemia HL-60 cells. We found that DADS could inhibit proliferation, migration and invasion in HL-60 cells, and arrested cells at G0/G1 stage. Then, cell differentiation was displayed by morphologic observation, NBT reduction activity and CD11b evaluation of cytometric flow...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098159/fluid-shear-stress-activates-yap1-to-promote-cancer-cell-motility
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Hyun Jung Lee, Miguel F Diaz, Katherine M Price, Joyce A Ozuna, Songlin Zhang, Eva M Sevick-Muraca, John P Hagan, Pamela L Wenzel
Mechanical stress is pervasive in egress routes of malignancy, yet the intrinsic effects of force on tumour cells remain poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that frictional force characteristic of flow in the lymphatics stimulates YAP1 to drive cancer cell migration; whereas intensities of fluid wall shear stress (WSS) typical of venous or arterial flow inhibit taxis. YAP1, but not TAZ, is strictly required for WSS-enhanced cell movement, as blockade of YAP1, TEAD1-4 or the YAP1-TEAD interaction reduces cellular velocity to levels observed without flow...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096546/ma026-an-anti-hepatitis-c-virus-compound-opens-tight-junctions-of-the-epithelial-cell-membrane
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Yusuke Kanda, Youhei Yamasaki, Satomi Shimura, Shinji Kamisuki, Fumio Sugawara, Yoko Nagumo, Takeo Usui
MA026 is an antiviral natural compound against hepatitis C virus (HCV). It was recently reported that MA026 binds claudin-1 (CLDN1) and inhibits HCV infection. Although CLDN1 is an important component of tight junctions (TJ) in the epithelial cell layer, the effects of MA026 on the TJ barrier function remained to be revealed. Here we report that MA026 irreversibly opens the TJ. MA026 irreversibly increased FD4 permeability and decreased transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) for at least 5 h. Although MA026 increased Ca(2+) influx in layered MDCKII cells, the Ca(2+) influx was less than that of capsaicin, a reversible TJ opener...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074884/actin-interacting-protein-1-contributes-to-intranuclear-rod-assembly-in-dictyostelium-discoideum
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Hellen C Ishikawa-Ankerhold, Wioleta Daszkiewicz, Michael Schleicher, Annette Müller-Taubenberger
Intranuclear rods are aggregates consisting of actin and cofilin that are formed in the nucleus in consequence of chemical or mechanical stress conditions. The formation of rods is implicated in a variety of pathological conditions, such as certain myopathies and some neurological disorders. It is still not well understood what exactly triggers the formation of intranuclear rods, whether other proteins are involved, and what the underlying mechanisms of rod assembly or disassembly are. In this study, Dictyostelium discoideum was used to examine appearance, stages of assembly, composition, stability, and dismantling of rods...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062501/p2y12-promotes-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-through-cofilin-dephosphorylation-during-atherogenesis
#18
Xuan Niu, Shu-Lan Pi, Suraj Baral, Yuan-Peng Xia, Quan-Wei He, Ya-Nan Li, Hui-Juan Jin, Man Li, Meng-Die Wang, Ling Mao, Bo Hu
OBJECTIVE: P2Y12 is a well-recognized receptor expressed on platelets and the target of thienopyridine-type antiplatelet drugs. However, recent evidence suggests that P2Y12 expressed in vessel wall plays a role in atherogenesis, but the mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we examined the molecular mechanisms of how vessel wall P2Y12 mediates vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) migration and promotes the progression of atherosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using a high-fat diet-fed ApoE knockout mice model, we found that the expression of P2Y12 in VSMCs increased in a time-dependent manner and had a linear relationship with the plaque area...
January 5, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025492/cofilin-1-and-other-adf-cofilin-superfamily-members-in-human-malignant-cells
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Sergey Shishkin, Lidia Eremina, Natalya Pashintseva, Leonid Kovalev, Marina Kovaleva
Identification of actin-depolymerizing factor homology (ADF-H) domains in the structures of several related proteins led first to the formation of the ADF/cofilin family, which then expanded to the ADF/cofilin superfamily. This superfamily includes the well-studied cofilin-1 (Cfl-1) and about a dozen different human proteins that interact directly or indirectly with the actin cytoskeleton, provide its remodeling, and alter cell motility. According to some data, Cfl-1 is contained in various human malignant cells (HMCs) and is involved in the formation of malignant properties, including invasiveness, metastatic potential, and resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994054/trp-asp-wd-repeat-domain-1-is-essential-for-mouse-peri-implantation-development-and-regulates-cofilin-phosphorylation
#20
Yi Xiao, Haixia Ma, Ping Wan, Dandan Qin, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xiaoxin Zhang, Yunlong Xiang, Wenbo Liu, Jiong Chen, Zhaohong Yi, Lei Li
Trp-Asp (WD) repeat domain 1 (WDR1) is a highly conserved actin-binding protein across all eukaryotes and is involved in numerous actin-based processes by accelerating Cofilin severing actin filament. However, the function and the mechanism of WDR1 in mammalian early development are still largely unclear. We now report that WDR1 is essential for mouse peri-implantation development and regulates Cofilin phosphorylation in mouse cells. The disruption of maternal WDR1 does not obviously affect ovulation and female fertility...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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