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LIPA gene

Hanrui Zhang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL), encoded by the LIPA gene, is an essential lysosomal enzyme that hydrolyzes cholesteryl ester and triglyceride delivered to the lysosome. This review highlights the novel pathophysiological role of LAL, the functional genomic discoveries of LIPA as a risk locus for coronary heart diseases (CHD), and the clinical advance in therapies for LAL deficiency. RECENT FINDINGS: The essential role of LAL in lipid metabolism has been confirmed in human and mice with LAL deficiency...
March 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Lipidology
Marco Antonio Curiati, Sandra Obikawa Kyosen, Vanessa Gonçalves Pereira, Francy Reis da Silva Patrício, Ana Maria Martins
Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) deficiency is an autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the LIPA gene that leads to premature organ damage and mortality. We present retrospective data from medical records of 5 Brazilian patients, showing the broad clinical spectrum of the disease.
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Laura López de Frutos, Jorge J Cebolla, Pilar Irún, Ralf Köhler, Pilar Giraldo
BACKGROUND: Erythrocyte volume regulation and membrane elasticity are essential for adaptation to osmotic and mechanical stress, and life span. Here, we evaluated whether defective cholesterol trafficking caused by the rare lysosomal storages diseases (LSDs), Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) and Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) deficiency (LALD) impairs these properties. Moreover, we tested whether measurements of cholesterol membrane content and osmotic resistance serve as a screening test for these LSDs...
February 12, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Alessia Di Costanzo, Francesca Belardinilli, Diego Bailetti, Marialuisa Sponziello, Laura D'Erasmo, Licia Polimeni, Francesco Baratta, Maria Del Ben, Giuseppe Giannini, Francesco Angelico, Marcello Arca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
Ekaterina Zakharova, Elena Kamenets, Galina Baydakova, Svetlana Mikhaylova, Tatiana Strokova, Madlena Bagaeva, Alla Lavrova, Maria Amelina, Natalia Pichkur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Atherosclerosis
Ornella Guardamagna, Federica Guaraldi
LAL-deficiency (LAL-D) is a rare and systemic condition, secondary to LIPA gene mutations, responsible for lysosomal accumulation of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides, whose manifestations are very heterogeneous in terms of age of onset, severity and type of clinical and radiological manifestations. Dyslipidemia, hepatomegaly and hepatosteatosis with increased levels of transaminases are the most common features. The increased risk of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disorders,, secondary to a generalized alteration of lipid profile and lipoprotein dysfunction associated with LAL-D, has been increasingly pointed out...
January 11, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
Kwang Yeon Kim, Ju Whi Kim, Kyung Jae Lee, Eunhyang Park, Gyeong Hoon Kang, Young Hun Choi, Woo Sun Kim, Jung Min Ko, Jin Soo Moon, Jae Sung Ko
Patients with lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) deficiency and glycogen storage disease (GSD) demonstrated hepatomegaly and dyslipidemia. In our case, a 6-year-old boy presented with hepatosplenomegaly. At 3 years of age, GSD had been diagnosed by liver biopsy at another hospital. He showed elevated serum liver enzymes and dyslipidemia. Liver biopsy revealed diffuse microvesicular fatty changes in hepatocytes, septal fibrosis and foamy macrophages. Ultrastructural examination demonstrated numerous lysosomes that contained lipid material and intracytoplasmic cholesterol clefts...
December 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Adam M Lopez, Jen-Chieh Chuang, Stephen D Turley
Although only a small proportion of cholesterol in the body is esterified, in several diseases marked expansion of the esterified cholesterol (EC) pool occurs. These include Wolman disease (WD) and Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease (CESD) which both result from mutations in LIPA, the gene that encodes lysosomal acid lipase (LAL). The respective contributions that our three cholesterol esterifying enzymes make to EC production, especially in disorders like CESD, are not well defined. The current studies represent a detailed exploration of our earlier findings in young male LAL-deficient mice also missing sterol-O-acyltransferase 2 (SOAT2, also called ACAT2)...
December 12, 2017: Steroids
Kamila Rachwał, Paulina Lipa, Iwona Wojda, José-María Vinardell, Monika Janczarek
Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii is a soil bacterium capable of establishing a symbiotic relationship with clover (Trifolium spp.). Previously, the rosR gene, encoding a global regulatory protein involved in motility, synthesis of cell-surface components, and other cellular processes was identified and characterized in this bacterium. This gene possesses a long upstream region that contains several regulatory motifs, including inverted repeats (IRs) of different lengths. So far, the role of these motifs in the regulation of rosR transcription has not been elucidated in detail...
December 15, 2017: Genes
S Synoracki, S Kathemann, K W Schmid, H Jastrow, H A Baba
BACKGROUND AND CLINICAL SETTING: Lysosomal acid lipase deficiency is an autosomal recessive storage disease caused by mutations in the LIPA gene. The accumulation of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides in hepatocytes lead to hepatomegaly with progressive fibrosis and liver cirrhosis. Characteristically, patients have a hepatomegaly combined with high serum levels of cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and in some cases triglyceride, whereas HDL-cholesterol is decreased. Histologically, hepatocytes show a microvesicular steatosis with typically ballooned Kupffer cells...
December 12, 2017: Der Pathologe
Terje Vinje, Lene Wierød, Trond P Leren, Thea Bismo Strøm
Lysosomal acid lipase hydrolyzes cholesteryl esters and triglycerides contained in low density lipoprotein. Patients who are homozygous or compound heterozygous for mutations in the lysosomal acid lipase gene (LIPA), and have some residual enzymatic activity, have cholesteryl ester storage disease. One of the clinical features of this disease is hypercholesterolemia. Thus, patients with hypercholesterolemia who do not carry a mutation as a cause of autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia, may actually have cholesteryl ester storage disease...
February 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Huan-Sheng Han, Fang Ju, Shuo Geng
This study aimed to investigate the effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH1-34) on osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of hBMSCs by the regulation of miR-155. A total of 36 adult volunteers were selected in this study. Effects of PTH1-34 on the proliferation of hBMSCs and miR-155 expression were investigated using a MTT assay. The hBMSCs were divided into blank, PTH1-34, miR-155 mimic, miR-155 mimic negative control (NC), miR-155 inhibitor, miR-155 inhibitor NC, PTH1-34 + miR-155 mimic, PTH1-34 + miR-155 inhibitor and NPS R-568 groups...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Erin L McCarthy, Squire J Booker
Lipoyl synthase (LipA) catalyzes the last step in the biosynthesis of the lipoyl cofactor, which is the attachment of two sulfhydryl groups to C6 and C8 of a pendant octanoyl chain. The appended sulfur atoms derive from an auxiliary [4Fe-4S] cluster on the protein that is degraded during turnover, limiting LipA to one turnover in vitro. We found that the Escherichia coli iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluster carrier protein NfuA efficiently reconstitutes the auxiliary cluster during LipA catalysis in a step that is not rate-limiting...
October 20, 2017: Science
G Dirani, E Paesini, E Mascetra, P Farabegoli, B Dalmo, B Bartolini, A R Garbuglia, M R Capobianchi, V Sambri
Chronic HCV infection is one of the leading causes of liver-related death and in many countries it is a primary reason for having a liver transplant. HCV genotype identification has long been used in the clinical practice, since different genotypes have different response rates and required different doses and durations of IFN/RBV treatment; moreover both the frequency and the pattern of resistance to different Direct-Acting Antivirals (DAAs) classes are subtype specific. Hence the necessity to make an accurate HCV subtyping becomes a fundamental tool to optimize current and future clinical management of HCV infected subjects...
January 2018: Journal of Virological Methods
Ran Jing Ma, Yan Hong Wang, Lu Liu, Lei Lei Bai, Rui Ban
Lipases are among the most versatile biocatalysts, and are used in a range of industrially relevant bioconversion reactions. However, the production of LipA in recombinant Bacillus subtilis is still limited, due to unresolved issues surrounding the regulation of the expression and secretion systems. In this study, the gene encoding LipA from B. subtilis 168 was expressed in BNA under the control of the P43 and the PAE promoter. The extracellular lipase activity of the resulting strains BNACL and BNAAL was 7...
February 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
Almudena Amor-Salamanca, Sergio Castillo, Emiliano Gonzalez-Vioque, Fernando Dominguez, Lucía Quintana, Carla Lluís-Ganella, Juan Manuel Escudier, Javier Ortega, Enrique Lara-Pezzi, Luis Alonso-Pulpon, Pablo Garcia-Pavia
BACKGROUND: Genetic screening programs in unselected individuals with increased levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) have shown modest results in identifying individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the prevalence of genetically confirmed FH in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and compared the diagnostic performance of FH clinical criteria versus FH genetic testing. METHODS: Genetic study of 7 genes (LDLR, APOB, PCSK9, APOE, STAP1, LDLRAP1, and LIPA) associated with FH and 12 common alleles associated with polygenic hypercholesterolemia was performed in 103 patients with ACS, age ≤65 years, and LDL-C levels ≥160 mg/dl...
October 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Hanrui Zhang, Jianting Shi, Melanie A Hachet, Chenyi Xue, Robert C Bauer, Hongfeng Jiang, Wenjun Li, Junichiro Tohyama, John Millar, Jeffrey Billheimer, Michael C Phillips, Babak Razani, Daniel J Rader, Muredach P Reilly
OBJECTIVE: To gain mechanistic insights into the role of LIPA (lipase A), the gene encoding LAL (lysosomal acid lipase) protein, in human macrophages. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We used CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)/Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) technology to knock out LIPA in human induced pluripotent stem cells and then differentiate to macrophage (human-induced pluripotent stem cells-derived macrophage [IPSDM]) to explore the human macrophage LIPA loss-of-function phenotypes...
November 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Livia Pisciotta, Giulia Tozzi, Lorena Travaglini, Roberta Taurisano, Tiziano Lucchi, Giuseppe Indolfi, Francesco Papadia, Maja Di Rocco, Lorenzo D'Antiga, Patricia Crock, Komal Vora, Scott Nightingale, Helen Michelakakis, Anastasia Garoufi, Lilia Lykopoulou, Stefano Bertolini, Sebastiano Calandra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Childhood/Adult-onset Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D) is a recessive disorder due to loss of function variants of LAL, the enzyme which hydrolyses cholesteryl esters, derived from internalized apoB containing lipoproteins. The disease is characterized by multi-organ involvement including the liver, spleen, intestine and cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was the clinical and molecular characterization of 14 (13 unrelated) previously unreported patients with childhood-onset LAL-D...
October 2017: Atherosclerosis
Wu Liu, Menggang Li, Jinyong Yan, Yunjun Yan
Pseudomonas lipase is a well-studied lipase. However, few studies have been conducted to examine the mechanisms underlying the regulation of the lipase expression. Hfq is a global regulatory protein that, among others, controls the expression of multiple genes, regulate bacterial peristalsis, and participates in the regulation of quorum-sensing (QS) system. In this study, the effects of Hfq on lipase expression were investigated by knocking out the hfq and rsmY genes or overexpressing of hfq and rsmY genes...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
Kanagaraj Subramanian, Navin Rauniyar, Mathieu Lavalleé-Adam, John R Yates, William E Balch
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease is an inherited, progressive neurodegenerative disorder principally caused by mutations in the NPC1 gene. NPC disease is characterized by the accumulation of unesterified cholesterol in the late endosomes (LE) and lysosomes (Ly) (LE/Ly). Vorinostat, a histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi), restores cholesterol homeostasis in fibroblasts derived from NPC patients; however, the exact mechanism by which Vorinostat restores cholesterol level is not known yet. In this study, we performed comparative proteomic profiling of the response of NPC1(I1061T) fibroblasts to Vorinostat...
November 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
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