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Fazhao Li, Han Xiao, Zhiping Hu, Fangfang Zhou, Binbin Yang
HSPB8 is a member of ubiquitous small heat shock protein (sHSP) family, whose expression is induced in response to a wide variety of unfavorable physiological and environmental conditions. Investigation of HSPB8 structure indicated that HSPB8 belongs to the group of so-called intrinsically disordered proteins and possesses a highly flexible structure. Unlike most other sHSPs, HSPB8 tends to form small-molecular-mass oligomers and exhibits substrate-dependent chaperone activity. In cooperation with BAG3, the chaperone activity of HSPB8 was reported to be involved in the delivery of misfolded proteins to the autophagy machinery...
March 13, 2018: European Journal of Cell Biology
A Schänzer, S Rupp, B Garvalov, A Hahn
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June 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
Emma Mattsson, Peter Saliba-Gustafsson, Ewa Ehrenborg, Per Tornvall
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), also known as "broken heart syndrome", is a type of heart failure characterized by transient ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive coronary lesions. Although associated with increased levels of catecholamines, pathophysiological mechanisms are unknown. Relapses and family heritability indicate a genetic predisposition. Several small studies have investigated associations between three different loci; the β1-adrenic receptor (ADRB1), G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 (GRK5), Bcl-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) and TCM but no consensus has been reached...
March 7, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
Francesca Galdiero, Anna Maria Bello, Anna Spina, Anna Capiluongo, Sophie Liuu, Margot De Marco, Alessandra Rosati, Mario Capunzo, Maria Napolitano, Emilia Vuttariello, Mario Monaco, Daniela Califano, Maria Caterina Turco, Gennaro Chiappetta, Joëlle Vinh, Giovanni Chiappetta
BAG3 protein is an apoptosis inhibitor and is highly expressed in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer. We investigated the entire set of proteins modulated by BAG3 silencing in the human anaplastic thyroid 8505C cancer cells by using the Stable-Isotope Labeling by Amino acids in Cell culture strategy combined with mass spectrometry analysis. By this approach we identified 37 up-regulated and 54 down-regulated proteins in BAG3-silenced cells. Many of these proteins are reportedly involved in tumor progression, invasiveness and resistance to therapies...
January 30, 2018: Oncotarget
Huijuan Shi, Wenfang Chen, Yu Dong, Xiaofang Lu, Wenhui Zhang, Liantang Wang
To investigate the roles of B‑cell lymphoma‑2 associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) in human chondrosarcoma and the potential mechanisms, the expression levels of BAG3 were detected in the present study, and the associations between BAG3 and clinical pathological parameters, clinical stage as well as the survival of patients were analyzed. The present study detected BAG3 mRNA and protein expression in the normal cartilage cell line HC‑a and in SW1353 chondrosarcoma cells by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
February 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Shasha Yu, Yintao Chen, Shuang Chen, Ning Ye, Yan Li, Yingxian Sun
Previous studies have demonstrated that angiotensin II (Ang II) is involved in the process of atherosclerosis and vascular restenosis through its proinflammatory effect. Bcl‑2‑associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) had been suggested to be associated with proliferation, migration and invasion in many types of tumor. However, the role of BAG3 among the proliferative process of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) induced by Ang II, to the best of our knowledge, remains to be investigated. The present study demonstrated that in growth‑arrested VSMCs, Ang II‑induced VSMC proliferation, accompanied by increased BAG3 mRNA and protein expression levels in a dose‑ and time‑dependent manner...
February 22, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Yao Fu, Ye Chang, Shuang Chen, Yuan Li, Yintao Chen, Guozhe Sun, Shasha Yu, Ning Ye, Chao Li, Yingxian Sun
Under normal physiological condition, the mature vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) show differentiated phenotype. In response to various environmental stimuluses, VSMCs convert from the differentiated phenotype to dedifferentiated phenotype characterized by the increased ability of proliferation/migration and the reduction of contractile ability. The phenotypic transformation of VSMCs played an important role in atherosclerosis. Both Bcl-2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) and tumor necrosis factor-related apopt-osis inducing ligand (TRAIL) involved in apoptosis...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Chandan Kanta Das, Benedikt Linder, Florian Bonn, Florian Rothweiler, Ivan Dikic, Martin Michaelis, Jindrich Cinatl, Mahitosh Mandal, Donat Kögel
Target-specific treatment modalities are currently not available for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), and acquired chemotherapy resistance is a primary obstacle for the treatment of these tumors. Here we employed derivatives of BT-549 and MDA-MB-468 TNBC cell lines that were adapted to grow in the presence of either 5-Fluorouracil, Doxorubicin or Docetaxel in an aim to identify molecular pathways involved in the adaptation to drug-induced cell killing. All six drug-adapted BT-549 and MDA-MB-468 cell lines displayed cross resistance to chemotherapy and decreased apoptosis sensitivity...
February 17, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Julia A Yaglom, Yongmei Wang, Amy Li, Zhenghu Li, Stephano Monti, Ilya Alexandrov, Xiongbin Lu, Michael Y Sherman
Hsp70 is a promising anti-cancer target. Our JG-98 series of Hsp70 inhibitors show anti-cancer activities affecting both cancer cells and tumor-associated macrophages. They disrupt Hsp70 interaction with a co-chaperone Bag3 and affect signaling pathways important for cancer development. Due to a prior report that depletion of Hsp70 causes similar responses as depletion of Hsp90, interest to Hsp70 inhibitors as drug prototypes is hampered by potential similarity of their effects to effects of Hsp90 inhibitors...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Fei Qu, Xiufen Wang
Aberrant expression of miR-340 has been found in several kinds of cancers including ovarian cancer. Pro-apoptotic and anti-metastasis roles of miR-340 in ovarian cancer have also been reported; however, the underling molecular mechanisms by which miR-340 suppresses ovarian cancer are still unclear. This study focused on the role and molecular mechanism of miR-340 in ovarian cancer. Human ovarian carcinoma SKOV3 cells were used and transfected with miR-340 mimic, miR-340 inhibitor and their correspondingly negative controls (mimic control and inhibitor control)...
August 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
Yui Inomata, Shouta Nagasaka, Kazuki Miyate, Yuta Goto, Chizuru Hino, Chihiro Toukairin, Rieko Higashio, Kinji Ishida, Tomoyuki Saino, Masamichi Hirose, Hideki Tsumura, Atsushi Sanbe
Bcl-2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) is strongly expressed in both cardiac and skeletal muscle. A recent study showed that BAG3 may play a protective role in muscles. Little is known, however, regarding the detailed role of BAG3 in cardiac muscle. To better understand the functional role of cardiac BAG3 in the heart, we generated transgenic (TG) mice that overexpress BAG3. A decrease in fractional shortening, and the induction of cardiac atrial natriuretic peptide, were observed in BAG3 TG mice. Moreover, a marked reduction in the protein level of small HSPs was detected in BAG3 TG mouse hearts...
January 31, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Solenn M Guilbert, Herman Lambert, Marc-Antoine Rodrigue, Margit Fuchs, Jacques Landry, Josée N Lavoie
BCL2-associated athanogene (BAG)-3 is viewed as a platform that would physically and functionally link distinct classes of molecular chaperones of the heat shock protein (HSP) family for the stabilization and clearance of damaged proteins. In this study, we show that HSPB8, a member of the small heat shock protein subfamily, cooperates with BAG3 to coordinate the sequestration of harmful proteins and the cellular adaptive response upon proteasome inhibition. Silencing of HSPB8, like depletion of BAG3, inhibited targeting of ubiquitinated proteins to the juxtanuclear aggresome, a mammalian system of spatial quality control...
February 5, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
A Schänzer, S Rupp, S Gräf, D Zengeler, C Jux, H Akintürk, L Gulatz, N Mazhari, T Acker, R Van Coster, B K Garvalov, A Hahn
Myofibrillary myopathies (MFM) are hereditary myopathies histologically characterized by degeneration of myofibrils and aggregation of proteins in striated muscle. Cardiomyopathy is common in MFM but the pathophysiological mechanisms are not well understood. The BAG3-Pro209Leu mutation is associated with early onset MFM and severe restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM), often necessitating heart transplantation during childhood. We report on a young male patient with a BAG3-Pro209Leu mutation who underwent heart transplantation at eight years of age...
January 6, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Valerie D Myers, Dhanendra Tomar, Muniswamy Madesh, JuFang Wang, Jianliang Song, Xue-Qian Zhang, Manish K Gupta, Farzaneh G Tahrir, Jennifer Gordon, Joseph M McClung, Christopher D Kontos, Kamel Khalili, Joseph Y Cheung, Arthur M Feldman
Bcl2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) is a 575 amino acid protein that is found predominantly in the heart, skeletal muscle and many cancers. Deletions and truncations in BAG3 that result in haplo-insufficiency have been associated with the development of dilated cardiomyopathy. To study the cellular and molecular events attributable to BAG3 haplo-insufficiency we generated a mouse in which one allele of BAG3 was flanked by loxP recombination sites (BAG3fl/+ ). Mice were crossed with α-MHC-Cre mice in order to generate mice with cardiac-specific haplo-insufficiency (cBAG3+/-) and underwent bi-weekly echocardiography to assess their cardiac phenotype...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Marion Wattin, Loïc Gaweda, Pascale Muller, Mathieu Baritaud, Charlotte Scholtes, Chloé Lozano, Kathrin Gieseler, Carole Kretz-Remy
The maintenance of proteome integrity is of primary importance in post-mitotic tissues such as muscle cells; thus, protein quality control mechanisms must be carefully regulated to ensure their optimal efficiency, a failure of these processes being associated with various muscular disorders. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common and severe forms of muscular dystrophies and is caused by mutations in the dystrophin gene. Protein quality control modulations have been diversely observed in degenerating muscles of patients suffering from DMD or in animal models of the disease...
January 7, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Maoping Tang, Changyi Ji, Susanne Pallo, Irfan Rahman, Gail V W Johnson
During aging, decreased efficiency of nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) activation and autophagic processes in the brain may be a contributing factor in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, we analyzed the expression of Bcl-2-associated athanogene 3, a cochaperone that mediates autophagy, and the autophagy adaptors NBR1, NDP52, and sequestosome 1/p62 in the brains of 4-, 8-, and 12-month-old wild-type and Nrf2 knockout (-/-) mice. We also analyzed the levels of total tau and phospho-tau species...
December 9, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
Yingying Wang, Yongjie Tian
miR-206 and bcl2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) have been suggested as important regulators in various cancer types. However, the biological role of miR-206 and BAG3 in cervical cancer (CC) remains unclear. Here, we investigated the expressions and mechanisms of miR-206 and BAG3 in cervical cancer using in vitro and in vivo assays. In the present study, miR-206 expression was expressed at a lower level in CC tissues and cells than adjacent normal tissues and NEEC cells. By contrast, BAG3 mRNA and protein were expressed at higher levels in CC tissues and cells...
January 2, 2018: Oncology Research
Jian-Li Dong, Hai-Cao Dong, Liang Yang, Zhe-Wen Qiu, Jia Liu, Hong Li, Li-Xia Zhong, Xue Song, Peng Zhang, Pei-Nan Li, Lian-Jie Zheng
Maggot extract (ME) accelerates rat skin wound healing, however its effect on cell maintenance in wound tissues remains unclear. B‑cell lymphoma (Bcl) 2‑associated athanogene (BAG)3 inhibits apoptosis and promotes autophagy by associating with Bcl‑2 or Beclin 1. Bcl‑2, the downstream effector of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 signaling, is enhanced in ME‑treated wound tissues, which may reinforce the Bcl‑2 anti‑apoptotic activity and/or cooperate with Beclin 1 to regulate autophagy during wound healing...
December 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Fei Song, Geng Wang, Zhifang Ma, Yuebing Ma, Yingying Wang
Bcl2-associated athanogene 3 (BAG3) has been reported to be involved in aggressive progression of many tumors. In the present study, we examined the expression of BAG3 in human cervical cancer (CC) tissues and investigated the role of BAG3 in SiHa and HeLa cell growth, migration, and invasion. Here, we found that most of CC tissues highly expressed the protein and mRNA of BAG3, while their expression was obviously lower in paired normal tissues (all p<0.001). BAG3 expression was associated with FIGO stage and metastasis (all p<0...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
Xiao-Cheng Li, Qi-Kuan Hu, Ling Chen, Si-Yang Liu, Shi Su, Hong Tao, Lin-Na Zhang, Tao Sun, Lan-Jie He
Although autophagy has been proposed to play an emerging role in diabetic neuropathy, autophagy and its possible role remains unclear. Moreover, only few studies about diabetes have explored the autophagy mediated by heat shock protein beta-8 (HSPB8) and Bcl-2 associated athanogene 3 (BAG3). In the present study, we examined the autophagy induced by high glucose levels in an in vivo rat model of diabetes induced by streptozotocin (STZ) and an in vitro model of retinal ganglion cell-5 (RGC5) cells under high glucose conditions...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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