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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111377/mass-spectrometry-analyses-of-normal-and-polyglutamine-expanded-ataxin-3-reveal-novel-interaction-partners-involved-in-mitochondrial-function
#1
Line V Kristensen, Felix S Oppermann, Matthias J Rauen, Karina Fog, Thorsten Schmidt, Jana Schmidt, Tina Harmuth, Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen, Kenneth Thirstrup
Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) play important roles in a variety of cellular processes, including regulation of protein homeostasis. The DUB ataxin-3 is an enzyme implicated in protein quality control mechanisms. In the neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), ataxin-3 contains an expanded polyglutamine (polyQ) stretch that leads to aggregation of the protein and neuronal dysfunction. Increasing the understanding of ataxin-3 protein interaction partners could help to elucidate disease mechanisms...
October 27, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100804/immunohistochemical-localization-of-exoribonucleases-dis3l2-and-xrn1-in-intranuclear-inclusion-body-disease
#2
Fumiaki Mori, Kunikazu Tanji, Yasuo Miki, Yasuko Toyoshima, Hidenao Sasaki, Mari Yoshida, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi, Koichi Wakabayashi
mRNA turnover controls gene expression under various conditions in aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases and intranuclear inclusion body disease (INIBD) are neurodegenerative diseases characterized by the formation of nuclear inclusions. These inclusions are immunopositive for several proteins associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the processing of RNA from gene transcription through degradation (RNA metabolism) has been reported to be altered...
October 31, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093475/hsp90-recognizes-the-n-terminus-of-huntingtin-involved-in-regulation-of-huntingtin-aggregation-by-usp19
#3
Wen-Tian He, Wei Xue, Yong-Guang Gao, Jun-Ye Hong, Hong-Wei Yue, Lei-Lei Jiang, Hong-Yu Hu
Huntington's disease (HD) is caused by aberrant expansion of polyglutamine (polyQ) in the N-terminus of huntingtin (Htt). Our previous study has demonstrated that HSP90 is involved in the triage decision of Htt, but how HSP90 recognizes and regulates Htt remains elusive. We investigated the interaction between HSP90 and the N-terminal fragments of Htt (Htt-N), such as the N-terminal 90-residue fragment (Htt-N90). Our results showed that HSP90 binds to the N-terminal extreme of Htt-N in a sequence just ahead of the polyQ tract...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080331/optn-p-met468arg-and-atxn2-intermediate-length-polyq-extension-in-families-with-c9orf72-mediated-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-frontotemporal-dementia
#4
Sali M K Farhan, Tania F Gendron, Leonard Petrucelli, Robert A Hegele, Michael J Strong
We have ascertained two families affected with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in which they both carry a hexanucleotide repeat expansion in the C9orf72 gene, specifically in individuals who also presented with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or behavioral variant FTD (bvFTD). While some reports attribute this phenotypic heterogeneity to the C9orf72 expansion alone, we screened for additional genetic variation in known ALS-FTD genes that may also contribute to or modify the phenotypes. We performed genetic testing consisting of C9orf72 hexanucleotide expansion, ATXN2 polyglutamine (polyQ) expansion, and targeted next generation sequencing using the ONDRISeq, a gene panel consisting of 80 genes known to be associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, FTD, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and vascular cognitive impairment...
October 28, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066943/optimization-of-trans-splicing-for-huntington-s-disease-rna-therapy
#5
Hansjörg Rindt, Colton M Tom, Christian L Lorson, Virginia B Mattis
Huntington's disease (HD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder caused by a polyglutamine (polyQ) expansion in exon 1 of the Huntingtin (HTT) gene. We have previously demonstrated that spliceosome-mediated trans-splicing is a viable molecular strategy to specifically reduce and repair mutant HTT (mtHTT). Here, the targeted tethering efficacy of the pre-mRNA trans-splicing modules (PTM) in HTT was optimized. Various PTMs that targeted the 3' end of HTT intron 1 or the intron 1 branch point were shown trans-splice into an HTT mini-gene, as well as the endogenous HTT pre-mRNA...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056363/pramipexole-reduces-soluble-mutant-huntingtin-and-protects-striatal-neurons-through-dopamine-d3-receptors-in-a-genetic-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#6
Diego Luis-Ravelo, Héctor Estévez-Silva, Pedro Barroso-Chinea, Domingo Afonso-Oramas, Josmar Salas-Hernández, Julia Rodríguez-Núñez, Abraham Acevedo-Arozena, Daniel Marcellino, Tomás González-Hernández
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by abnormal expansion of the polyglutamine tract in the huntingtin protein (HTT). The toxicity of mutant HTT (mHTT) is associated with intermediate mHTT soluble oligomers that subsequently form intranuclear inclusions. Thus, interventions promoting the clearance of soluble mHTT are regarded as neuroprotective. Striatal neurons are particularly vulnerable in HD. Their degeneration underlies motor symptoms and striatal atrophy, the anatomical hallmark of HD...
October 19, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046994/peripheral-markers-of-autophagy-in-polyglutamine-diseases
#7
Giorgia Puorro, Angela Marsili, Francesca Sapone, Chiara Pane, Anna De Rosa, Peluso Silvio, Giuseppe De Michele, Alessandro Filla, Francesco Saccà
Polyglutamine disorders are neurodegenerative diseases that share a CAG repeat expansion in the coding region, resulting in aggregated proteins that can be only degraded through aggrephagy. We measured the expression of autophagy genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of 20 patients with Huntington's disease (HD), 20 with spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), and 20 healthy individuals. HD patients showed increased expression of MAP1LC3B (+ 43%; p = 0.048), SQSTM1 (+ 49%; p = 0.002), and WDFY3 (+ 89%; p < 0...
October 18, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030803/-1-h-13-c-and-15-n-backbone-resonance-assignments-of-the-%C3%AE-lactamase-blap-from-bacillus-licheniformis-749-c-and-two-mutational-variants
#8
David Thorn, Jennifer Kay, Noureddine Rhazi, Mireille Dumoulin, Alessandra Corazza, Christian Damblon
Class A β-lactamases have been widely used as versatile scaffolds to create hybrid (or chimeric) proteins for a series of applications ranging from basic research to medicine. We have, in particular, used the β-lactamase BlaP from Bacillus licheniformis 749/C (BlaP) as a protein scaffold to create model polyglutamine (polyQ) proteins in order to better understand the mechanism(s) by which an expanded polyQ sequence triggers the formation of amyloid fibrils. The model chimeras were designed by inserting a polyQ sequence of various lengths at two different locations within BlaP (i...
October 13, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024389/in-vivo-properties-of-the-disaggregase-function-of-j-proteins-and-hsc70-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-stress-and-aging
#9
Janine Kirstein, Kristin Arnsburg, Annika Scior, Anna Szlachcic, D Lys Guilbride, Richard I Morimoto, Bernd Bukau, Nadinath B Nillegoda
Protein aggregation is enhanced upon exposure to various stress conditions and aging, which suggests that the quality control machinery regulating protein homeostasis could exhibit varied capacities in different stages of organismal lifespan. Recently, an efficient metazoan disaggregase activity was identified in vitro, which requires the Hsp70 chaperone and Hsp110 nucleotide exchange factor, together with single or cooperating J-protein co-chaperones of classes A and B. Here, we describe how the orthologous Hsp70s and J-protein of Caenorhabditis elegans work together to resolve protein aggregates both in vivo and in vitro to benefit organismal health...
December 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019918/protein-misfolding-and-aggregation-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-polyglutamine-diseases
#10
REVIEW
Toshihide Takeuchi, Yoshitaka Nagai
The polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases, such as Huntington's disease and several types of spinocerebellar ataxias, are a group of inherited neurodegenerative diseases that are caused by an abnormal expansion of the polyQ tract in disease-causative proteins. Proteins with an abnormally expanded polyQ stretch undergo a conformational transition to β-sheet rich structure, which assemble into insoluble aggregates with β-sheet rich amyloid fibrillar structures and accumulate as inclusion bodies in neurons, eventually leading to neurodegeneration...
October 11, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986324/the-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-ube2w-regulates-solubility-of-the-huntington-s-disease-protein-huntingtin
#11
Bo Wang, Li Zeng, Sean A Merillat, Svetlana Fischer, Joseph Ochaba, Leslie M Thompson, Sami J Barmada, Kenneth M Scaglione, Henry L Paulson
Huntington's disease (HD) is caused by a CAG repeat expansion that encodes a polyglutamine (polyQ) expansion in the HD disease protein, huntingtin (HTT). PolyQ expansion promotes misfolding and aggregation of mutant HTT (mHTT) within neurons. The cellular pathways, including ubiquitin-dependent processes, by which mHTT is regulated remain incompletely understood. Ube2W is the only ubiquitin conjugating enzyme (E2) known to ubiquitinate substrates at their amino (N)-termini, likely favoring substrates with disordered N-termini...
October 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976800/conformation-dependent-recognition-of-mutant-htt-huntingtin-proteins-by-selective-autophagy
#12
Xiaoli Sun, Yuhua Fu, Yuyin Pan, Boxun Lu
Protein misfolding is the common theme for neurodegenerative disorders including Huntington's Disease (HD), which is mainly caused by cytotoxicity of the mutant HTT (huntingtin) protein (mHTT). The soluble mHTT has an expanded polyglutamine (polyQ) stretch that may adopt multiple conformations, among which the one recognized by the polyQ antibody 3B5H10 is the most toxic due to unknown mechanisms. In a recent study, we showed that the 3B5H10-recognized mHTT species has a slower degradation rate due to its resistance to selective macroautophagy/autophagy...
October 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946818/bicistronic-cacna1a-gene-expression-in-neurons-derived-from-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-6-patient-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#13
Carlo Bavassano, Andreas Eigentler, Ruslan Stanika, Gerald J Obermair, Sylvia Boesch, Georg Dechant, Roxana Nat
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) is an autosomal-dominant neurodegenerative disorder that is caused by a CAG trinucleotide repeat expansion in the CACNA1A gene. As one of the few bicistronic genes discovered in the human genome, CACNA1A encodes not only the α1A subunit of the P/Q type voltage-gated Ca(2+) channel CaV2.1 but also the α1ACT protein, a 75 kDa transcription factor sharing the sequence of the cytoplasmic C-terminal tail of the α1A subunit. Isoforms of both proteins contain the polyglutamine (polyQ) domain that is expanded in SCA6 patients...
November 15, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937758/monomeric-huntingtin-exon-1-has-similar-overall-structural-features-for-wild-type-and-pathological-polyglutamine-lengths
#14
John B Warner, Kiersten M Ruff, Piau Siong Tan, Edward A Lemke, Rohit V Pappu, Hilal A Lashuel
Huntington's disease is caused by expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) domain within exon 1 of the huntingtin gene (Httex1). The prevailing hypothesis is that the monomeric Httex1 protein undergoes sharp conformational changes as the polyQ length exceeds a threshold of 36-37 residues. Here, we test this hypothesis by combining novel semi-synthesis strategies with state-of-the-art single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer measurements on biologically relevant, monomeric Httex1 proteins of five different polyQ lengths...
October 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935901/a-brain-targeting-lipidated-peptide-for-neutralizing-rna-mediated-toxicity-in-polyglutamine-diseases
#15
Qian Zhang, Mengbi Yang, Kasper K Sørensen, Charlotte S Madsen, Josephine T Boesen, Ying An, Shao Hong Peng, Yuming Wei, Qianwen Wang, Knud J Jensen, Zhong Zuo, Ho Yin Edwin Chan, Jacky Chi Ki Ngo
Polyglutamine (PolyQ) diseases are progressive neurodegenerative disorders caused by both protein- and RNA-mediated toxicities. We previously showed that a peptidyl inhibitor, P3, which binds directly to expanded CAG RNA can inhibit RNA-induced nucleolar stress and suppress RNA-induced neurotoxicity. Here we report a N-acetylated and C-amidated derivative of P3, P3V8, that showed a more than 20-fold increase in its affinity for expanded CAG RNA. The P3V8 peptide also more potently alleviated expanded RNA-induced cytotoxicity in vitro, and suppressed polyQ neurodegeneration in Drosophila with no observed toxic effects...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928079/polyglutamine-expansion-diseases-more-than-simple-repeats
#16
Alexandra Silva, Ana Viana de Almeida, Sandra Macedo-Ribeiro
Polyglutamine (polyQ) repeat-containing proteins are widespread in the human proteome but only nine of them are associated with highly incapacitating neurodegenerative disorders. The genetic expansion of the polyQ tract in disease-related proteins triggers a series of events resulting in neurodegeneration. The polyQ tract plays the leading role in the aggregation mechanism, but other elements modulate the aggregation propensity in the context of the full-length proteins, as implied by variations in the length of the polyQ tract required to trigger the onset of a given polyQ disease...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912527/treatment-with-caffeic-acid-and-resveratrol-alleviates-oxidative-stress-induced-neurotoxicity-in-cell-and-drosophila-models-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type3
#17
Yu-Ling Wu, Jui-Chih Chang, Wei-Yong Lin, Chien-Chun Li, Mingli Hsieh, Haw-Wen Chen, Tsu-Shing Wang, Chin-San Liu, Kai-Li Liu
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3) is caused by the expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) repeat in the protein ataxin-3 which is involved in susceptibility to mild oxidative stress induced neuronal death. Here we show that caffeic acid (CA) and resveratrol (Res) decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS), mutant ataxin-3 and apoptosis and increased autophagy in the pro-oxidant tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBH)-treated SK-N-SH-MJD78 cells containing mutant ataxin-3. Furthermore, CA and Res improved survival and locomotor activity and decreased mutant ataxin-3 and ROS levels in tBH-treated SCA3 Drosophila...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900136/differential-effects-of-soluble-and-aggregating-polyq-proteins-on-cytotoxicity-and-type-1-myosin-dependent-endocytosis-in-yeast
#18
Lisa L Berglund, Xinxin Hao, Beidong Liu, Julie Grantham, Thomas Nyström
Huntington's disease develops when the polyglutamine (polyQ) repeat in the Huntingtin (Htt) protein is expanded to over 35 glutamines rendering it aggregation-prone. Here, using Htt exon-1 as a polyQ model protein in a genome-wide screen in yeast, we show that the normal and soluble Htt exon-1 is toxic in cells with defects in type-1 myosin-dependent endocytosis. The toxicity of Htt is linked to physical interactions with type-1 myosins, which occur via the Htt proline-rich region, leading to a reduction in actin patch polarization and clathrin-dependent endocytosis...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900094/-protein-protein-interactions-of-huntingtin-in-the-hippocampus
#19
A L Proskura, S O Vechkapova, T A Zapara, A S Ratushniak
Huntingtin (HTT) occurs in the neuronal cytoplasm and can interact with structural elements of synapses. Huntington's disease (HD) results from pathological expansion of a polyglutamine stretch in the HTT molecule, being probably associated with aberrant protein-protein interactions. The pathogenetic mechanism is still incompletely understood. Alterations of the synaptic structure and plasticity in the hippocampus are observed in early HD. The objective of the study was to theoretically evaluate the HTT contribution to changes in synaptic plasticity by integrating the available experimental data...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890085/in-situ-architecture-and-cellular-interactions-of-polyq-inclusions
#20
Felix J B Bäuerlein, Itika Saha, Archana Mishra, Maria Kalemanov, Antonio Martínez-Sánchez, Rüdiger Klein, Irina Dudanova, Mark S Hipp, F Ulrich Hartl, Wolfgang Baumeister, Rubén Fernández-Busnadiego
Expression of many disease-related aggregation-prone proteins results in cytotoxicity and the formation of large intracellular inclusion bodies. To gain insight into the role of inclusions in pathology and the in situ structure of protein aggregates inside cells, we employ advanced cryo-electron tomography methods to analyze the structure of inclusions formed by polyglutamine (polyQ)-expanded huntingtin exon 1 within their intact cellular context. In primary mouse neurons and immortalized human cells, polyQ inclusions consist of amyloid-like fibrils that interact with cellular endomembranes, particularly of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)...
September 21, 2017: Cell
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