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Mohammed Gagaoua, Sébastein Couvreur, Guillain Le Bec, Ghislain Aminot, Brigitte Picard
This study investigated the relationships between a list of 23 protein biomarkers with CIE-L*a*b* meat color traits and ultimate pH on Longissimus thoracis and Rectus abdominis muscles of 48 PDO Maine-Anjou cows. The technological parameters were correlated with several biomarkers and were in some cases muscle-dependent. More biomarkers were related to pHu in LT than in RA muscle. Some consistencies were found, by the common correlation of pHu with MyHC-IIa and MyHC-IIx. The pHu of LT muscle was also correlated with other cytoskeletal entities and proteins belonging to metabolism and cellular stress...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Lei-Lei Tang, Jia-Dan Wang, Ting-Ting Xu, Zhe Zhao, Jia-Jie Zheng, Ren-Shan Ge, Dan-Yan Zhu
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is a persistent organic contaminant that may cause cardiotoxicity in animals and humans. However, little is known about the underlying mechanism by which it affects the organelle toxicity in cardiomyocytes during the cardiogenesis. Our previous proteomic study showed that differences of protein expression mainly existed in mitochondria of cardiomyocytes differentiated from embryonic stem (ES) cells after exposure to PFOS. Here, we focused on mitochondrial toxicity of PFOS in ES cell-derived cardiomyocytes...
March 10, 2017: Toxicology
Lian-Jie Lv, Jia Li, Hai-Bo Qiao, Ben-Jin Nie, Peng Lu, Feng Xue, Zhi-Ming Zhang
Glucose‑regulated protein 75 (GRP75) is a member of the heat shock protein 70 family and previous studies have demonstrated that GRP75 is involved in diseases of the central nervous system. However, the biological function of GRP75 in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) remains to be clarified. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of GRP75 in a rat model of ICH. Western blotting was used to detect the protein expression of GRP75, active caspase‑3, Bax, Bcl‑2, p‑Akt and Akt in brain tissues following ICH...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Loubina Fazal, Marion Laudette, Sílvia Paula-Gomes, Sandrine Pons, Caroline Conte, Florence Tortosa, Pierre Sicard, Yannis Sainte-Marie, Malik Bisserier, Olivier Lairez, Alexandre Lucas, Jérôme Roy, Bijan Ghaleh, Jeremy Fauconnier, Jeanne Mialet-Perez, Frank Lezoualc'h
RATIONALE: Although the second messenger cyclic AMP (cAMP) is physiologically beneficial in the heart, it largely contributes to cardiac disease progression when dysregulated. Current evidence suggests that cAMP is produced within mitochondria. However, mitochondrial cAMP signaling and its involvement in cardiac pathophysiology are far from being understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of mitochondrial exchange protein directly activated by cAMP 1 (MitEpac1) in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury...
January 17, 2017: Circulation Research
Emily Tubbs, Jennifer Rieusset
Structural interactions between the endoplasmic reticular (ER) and mitochondrial membranes, in domains known as mitochondria-associated membranes (MAM), are crucial hubs for cellular signaling and cell fate. Particularly, these inter-organelle contact sites allow the transfer of calcium from the ER to mitochondria through the voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC)/glucose-regulated protein 75 (GRP75)/inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor (IP3R) calcium channeling complex. While this subcellular compartment is under intense investigation in both physiological and pathological conditions, no simple and sensitive method exists to quantify the endogenous amount of ER-mitochondria contact in cells...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Isa N Cruz, Helen M Coley, Holger B Kramer, Thumuluru Kavitah Madhuri, Nur A M Safuwan, Ana Rita Angelino, Min Yang
BACKGROUND: Carboplatin and paclitaxel form the cornerstone of chemotherapy for epithelial ovarian cancer, however, drug resistance to these agents continues to present challenges. Despite extensive research, the mechanisms underlying this resistance remain unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 2D-gel proteomics method was used to analyze protein expression levels of three human ovarian cancer cell lines and five biopsy samples. Representative proteins identified were validated via western immunoblotting...
January 2, 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
Ilias Mylonis, Maria Kourti, Martina Samiotaki, George Panayotou, George Simos
Hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) is the main transcriptional activator of the cellular response to hypoxia and an important target of anticancer therapy. Phosphorylation by ERK stimulates the transcriptional activity of HIF-1α by inhibiting its CRM1-dependent nuclear export. Here, we demonstrate that phosphorylation by ERK also regulates the association of HIF-1α with a novel interaction partner identified as mortalin (GRP75) which mediates non-genomic involvement of HIF-1α in apoptosis. Mortalin binds specifically to HIF-1α lacking modification by ERK and their complex is localized outside the nucleus...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
Xuemei Lin, Gang Wei, Zhijun Huang, Zhongsen Qu, Xinfeng Huang, Hua Xu, Jianjun Liu, Zhixiong Zhuang, Xifei Yang
Mitochondrial dysfunction is involved in neurotoxicity caused by exposure of various chemicals such as copper. However, the effects of long-term low-dose copper exposure on mitochondrial proteome remain unclear. In this study, we found the treatment of copper (0.13ppm copper sulfate in drinking water) for 12 months caused abnormal expression of a total of 13 mitochondrial proteins (7 up-regulated and 6 down-regulated) as revealed by two-dimensional electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry in mouse cortex...
November 30, 2016: Toxicology Letters
Hang Chen, Xiuran Niu, Aiai Gao, Sihe Zhang
Objective To investigate the role of mitoch-ondrial signal peptide in guiding enhanced green fluorescent protein-glucose-regulated protein 75 fusion proteins (EGFP-GRP75) into mitochondria. Methods At first, the signal peptide gene and GRP75 domain genes were spliced by overlap extension PCR. Unphosphorylatable mutant T62A/S65A, phospho-mimic mutant T62D/S65D and substrate binding-defective mutant V482F were further created through site-directed mutagenesis PCR. The fusion gene fragments were ligated into pEGFPC1 expression plasmid, respectively...
October 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Niv Mazkereth, Francesco Rocca, Jennifer-Rose Schubert, Claudia Geisler, Yaron Hillman, Alexander Egner, Zvi Fishelson
Mortalin/GRP75 is a ubiquitously expressed mitochondrial chaperon that is overexpressed in cancer. Mortalin protects cells from complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) and facilitates elimination of the complement C5b-9 complexes from the cell surface. We performed a nanoscopical study aimed at imaging the distribution of the C5b-9 complexes in the plasma membrane and the postulated relocation of mortalin from the mitochondria to the plasma membrane. To gain a resolution of 35nm, the locations of the C5b-9 complex and mortalin were imaged with a STED (Stimulated Emission Depletion) microscope at sub-diffraction resolution...
July 21, 2016: Immunobiology
Yaron Hillman, Niv Mazkereth, Luba Farberov, Noam Shomron, Zvi Fishelson
The impact of microRNAs (miRNAs) known to regulate numerous biologic processes on complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) was investigated in K562 cells. The C5b-9 complex is the executioner of CDC. Cells protect themselves from CDC by C5b-9 elimination, a process involving the mitochondrial chaperone mortalin/GRP75. Potential miR-200 (b and c) and miR-217 regulatory sites were identified in mortalin mRNA. Overexpression of miR-200b/c or miR-217 lowered the expression of mortalin mRNA. miRNA inhibitors for miR-200b, miR-200c, or miR-217 enhanced mortalin mRNA level...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Hang Chen, Zhihui Gao, Changzheng He, Rong Xiang, Toin H van Kuppevelt, Mattias Belting, Sihe Zhang
Therapeutic macromolecules are internalized into the cell by either clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) or clathrin-independent endocytosis (CIE). Although some chaperone proteins play an essential role in CME (e.g. Hsc70 in clathrin uncoating), relatively few of these proteins are functionally involved in CIE. We previously revealed a role for the mitochondrial chaperone protein GRP75 in heparan sulfate proteoglycan (HSPG)-mediated, membrane raft-associated macromolecule endocytosis. However, the mechanism underlying this process remains unclear...
May 1, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
Pavan Kumar Kakumani, Guruprasad R Medigeshi, Inderjeet Kaur, Pawan Malhotra, Sunil K Mukherjee, Raj K Bhatnagar
In recent times, RNAi has emerged as an important defence system that regulates replication of pathogens in host cells. Many RNAi related host factors especially the host miRNAs play important roles in all intrinsic cellular functions, including viral infection. We have been working on identification of mammalian host factors involved in Dengue virus infection. In the present study, we identified Glucose Regulated Protein 75kDa (GRP75), as a host factor that is associated with dicer complex, in particular with HADHA (trifunctional enzyme subunit alpha, mitochondrial), an auxiliary component of dicer complex...
July 15, 2016: Gene
Ainhoa Martínez-Pizarro, Lourdes R Desviat, Magdalena Ugarte, Belén Pérez, Eva Richard
Proper function of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria is crucial for cellular homeostasis, and dysfunction at either site as well as perturbation of mitochondria-associated ER membranes (MAMs) have been linked to neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases. Previously, we have observed an increase in ROS and apoptosis levels in patient-derived fibroblasts with remethylation disorders causing homocystinuria. Here we show increased mRNA and protein levels of Herp, Grp78, IP3R1, pPERK, ATF4, CHOP, asparagine synthase and GADD45 in patient-derived fibroblasts suggesting ER stress and calcium perturbations in homocystinuria...
2016: PloS One
Haidan Jin, Meiying Ji, Liyan Chen, Qixiang Liu, Shuanlong Che, Ming Xu, Zhenhua Lin
BACKGROUND: Mortalin/GRP75 is a ubiquitous mitochondrial chaperone which related to the cytosolic heat shock protein 70 (HSP70), and plays a role in carcinogenesis. This study aims to investigate the Mortalin expression in breast cancer and its correlation with the outcome of the patients with breast cancer. METHODS: A total of 155 invasive ductal carcinoma of breast patients with strict follow-up, 52 ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and 45 adjacent non-tumor breast tissues were selected for immunohistochemical (IHC) staining of Mortalin protein...
March 9, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Song Cao, Yun Liu, Haiying Wang, Xiaowen Mao, Jincong Chen, Jiming Liu, Zhengyuan Xia, Lin Zhang, Xingkui Liu, Tian Yu
Ischemia postconditioning (IPo) is a promising strategy in reducing myocardial ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury (MIRI), but its specific molecular mechanism is incompletely understood. Langendorff-perfused isolated rat hearts were subjected to global I/R and received IPo in the absence or presence of the mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channel (mitoKATP) blocker 5-hydroxydecanoate (5-HD). Myocardial mitochondria were extracted and mitochondrial comparative proteomics was analyzed. IPo significantly reduces post-ischemic myocardial infarction and improved cardiac function in I/R rat hearts, while 5-HD basically cancelled IPo's myocardial protective effect...
2016: PeerJ
Laurence Booth, Brian Shuch, Thomas Albers, Jane L Roberts, Mehrad Tavallai, Stefan Proniuk, Alexander Zukiwski, Dasheng Wang, Ching-Shih Chen, Don Bottaro, Heath Ecroyd, Iryna O Lebedyeva, Paul Dent
We performed proteomic studies using the GRP78 chaperone-inhibitor drug AR-12 (OSU-03012) as bait. Multiple additional chaperone and chaperone-associated proteins were shown to interact with AR-12, including: GRP75, HSP75, BAG2; HSP27; ULK-1; and thioredoxin. AR-12 down-regulated in situ immuno-fluorescence detection of ATP binding chaperones using antibodies directed against the NH2-termini of the proteins but only weakly reduced detection using antibodies directed against the central and COOH portions of the proteins...
March 15, 2016: Oncotarget
Anne Grünewald, Karolina A Rygiel, Philippa D Hepplewhite, Christopher M Morris, Martin Picard, Doug M Turnbull
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent of respiratory chain abnormalities and investigate the contribution of mtDNA to the loss of respiratory chain complexes (CI-IV) in the substantia nigra (SN) of idiopathic Parkinson disease (IPD) patients at the single-neuron level. METHODS: Multiple-label immunofluorescence was applied to postmortem sections of 10 IPD patients and 10 controls to quantify the abundance of CI-IV subunits (NDUFB8 or NDUFA13, SDHA, UQCRC2, and COXI) and mitochondrial transcription factors (TFAM and TFB2M) relative to mitochondrial mass (porin and GRP75) in dopaminergic neurons...
March 2016: Annals of Neurology
Eleni Stamoula, Theofanis Vavilis, Eleni Aggelidou, Aikaterini Kaidoglou, Angeliki Cheva, Kyriakos Mellidis, Antigone Lazou, Costas Haitoglou, Maria Albani, Aristeidis Kritis
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Increasing amounts of the neurotransmitter glutamate are associated with excitotoxicity, a phenomenon related both to homeostatic processes and neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. METHODS: PC12 cells (rat pheochromocytoma) were treated with various concentrations of the non-essential amino acid glutamate for 0.5-24 hours. The effect of glutamate on cell morphology was monitored with electron microscopy and haematoxylin-eosin staining...
2015: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Mohammed Gagaoua, E M Claudia Terlouw, Abdelghani Boudjellal, Brigitte Picard
The development of proteomic biomarkers for meat tenderness remains an important challenge. The present study used Longissimus thoracis (LT) and Semitendinosus (ST) muscles of young bulls of three continental breeds (Aberdeen Angus, Blond d'Aquitaine and Limousin) to i) identify cellular pathways robustly related with meat tenderness, using potential protein biomarkers and ii) describe biochemical mechanisms underlying muscle to meat conversion. Correlation networks reveal robust correlations, i.e. present for at least two breeds, between potential meat tenderness biomarkers...
October 14, 2015: Journal of Proteomics
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