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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938767/isothermal-gelation-behavior-of-myofibrillar-proteins-from-white-and-red-chicken-meat-at-different-temperatures
#1
S Glorieux, L Steen, H Paelinck, I Foubert, I Fraeye
This paper provides insights in the isothermal gelation behavior of white and red chicken myofibrillar proteins (CMP) at different temperatures (20 to 80°C) and the underlying aggregation mechanism, allowing understanding of structure formation in poultry products during thermal processing. At low temperatures (20 to 60°C), an increase in aromatic surface hydrophobicity (SoANS) was found, suggesting potential formation of hydrophobic interactions between CMP. At higher temperatures (60 to 80°C), high SoANS and a significant decrease in total sulfhydryl amount (SH-amount) strongly indicate the presence of hydrophobic interactions and disulfide bonding, resulting in aggregation, as suggested by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE)...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937985/interference-with-plastome-gene-expression-and-clp-protease-activity-in-arabidopsis-triggers-a-chloroplast-unfolded-protein-response-to-restore-protein-homeostasis
#2
Ernesto Llamas, Pablo Pulido, Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion
Disruption of protein homeostasis in chloroplasts impairs the correct functioning of essential metabolic pathways, including the methylerythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway for the production of plastidial isoprenoids involved in photosynthesis and growth. We previously found that misfolded and aggregated forms of the first enzyme of the MEP pathway are degraded by the Clp protease with the involvement of Hsp70 and Hsp100/ClpC1 chaperones in Arabidopsis thaliana. By contrast, the combined unfolding and disaggregating actions of Hsp70 and Hsp100/ClpB3 chaperones allow solubilization and hence reactivation of the enzyme...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937677/synthesis-and-materialization-of-a-reaction-diffusion-french-flag-pattern
#3
Anton S Zadorin, Yannick Rondelez, Guillaume Gines, Vadim Dilhas, Georg Urtel, Adrian Zambrano, Jean-Christophe Galas, André Estevez-Torres
During embryo development, patterns of protein concentration appear in response to morphogen gradients. These patterns provide spatial and chemical information that directs the fate of the underlying cells. Here, we emulate this process within non-living matter and demonstrate the autonomous structuration of a synthetic material. First, we use DNA-based reaction networks to synthesize a French flag, an archetypal pattern composed of three chemically distinct zones with sharp borders whose synthetic analogue has remained elusive...
October 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937603/proteome-stability-as-a-key-factor-of-genome-integrity
#4
REVIEW
Sentiljana Gumeni, Zoi Evangelakou, Vassilis G Gorgoulis, Ioannis P Trougakos
DNA damage is constantly produced by both endogenous and exogenous factors; DNA lesions then trigger the so-called DNA damaged response (DDR). This is a highly synchronized pathway that involves recognition, signaling and repair of the damage. Failure to eliminate DNA lesions is associated with genome instability, a driving force in tumorigenesis. Proteins carry out the vast majority of cellular functions and thus proteome quality control (PQC) is critical for the maintenance of cellular functionality. PQC is assured by the proteostasis network (PN), which under conditions of proteome instability address the triage decision of protein fold, hold, or degrade...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936749/misfolding-and-aggregation-of-nascent-proteins-a-novel-mode-of-toxic-cadmium-action-in-vivo
#5
REVIEW
Markus J Tamás, Bruno Fauvet, Philipp Christen, Pierre Goloubinoff
Cadmium is a highly poisonous metal and a human carcinogen, but the molecular mechanisms underlying its cellular toxicity are not fully understood. Recent findings in yeast cells indicate that cadmium exerts its deleterious effects by inducing widespread misfolding and aggregation of nascent proteins. Here, we discuss this novel mode of toxic heavy metal action and propose a mechanism by which molecular chaperones may reduce the damaging effects of heavy metal ions on protein structures.
September 21, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936731/functional-role-of-cardiovascular-exosomes-in-myocardial-injury-and-atherosclerosis
#6
Maarten Vanhaverbeke, Diane Gal, Paul Holvoet
Extracellular vesicles are now widely recognized as key players in the prevention, repair or progression of cardiovascular disease. Here we first focus on the functional roles of extracellular vesicles in the cross-talk between cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells, important for maintaining normal development and function of the heart. Second, we discuss the role of extracellular vesicles secreted by embryonic and non-embryonic stem cells in repairing cardiomyocyte function and in restoring angiogenic potential after myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936395/antioxidative-activity-of-high-density-lipoprotein-hdl-mechanistic-insights-into-potential-clinical-benefit
#7
REVIEW
Fernando Brites, Maximiliano Martin, Isabelle Guillas, Anatol Kontush
Uptake of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles by macrophages represents a key step in the development of atherosclerotic plaques, leading to the foam cell formation. Chemical modification of LDL is however necessary to induce this process. Proatherogenic LDL modifications include aggregation, enzymatic digestion and oxidation. LDL oxidation by one-electron (free radicals) and two-electron oxidants dramatically increases LDL affinity to macrophage scavenger receptors, leading to rapid LDL uptake and fatty streak formation...
December 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935998/theory-of-amyloid-fibril-nucleation-from-folded-proteins
#8
Lingyun Zhang, Jeremy D Schmit
We present a theoretical model for the nucleation of amyloid fibrils. In our model we use helix-coil theory to describe the equilibrium between a soluble native state and an aggregation-prone unfolded state. We then extend the theory to include oligomers with β-sheet cores and calculate the free energy of these states using estimates for the energies of H-bonds, steric zipper interactions, and the conformational entropy cost of forming secondary structure. We find that states with fewer than ~10 β-strands are unstable relative to the dissociated state and three β-strands is the highest free energy state...
July 2017: Israel Journal of Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935776/liquid-phase-condensation-in-cell-physiology-and-disease
#9
REVIEW
Yongdae Shin, Clifford P Brangwynne
Phase transitions are ubiquitous in nonliving matter, and recent discoveries have shown that they also play a key role within living cells. Intracellular liquid-liquid phase separation is thought to drive the formation of condensed liquid-like droplets of protein, RNA, and other biomolecules, which form in the absence of a delimiting membrane. Recent studies have elucidated many aspects of the molecular interactions underlying the formation of these remarkable and ubiquitous droplets and the way in which such interactions dictate their material properties, composition, and phase behavior...
September 22, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935395/the-role-of-tec-kinase-signaling-pathways-in-the-development-of-mallory-denk-bodies-in-balloon-cells-in-alcoholic-hepatitis
#10
N Afifiyan, B Tillman, B A French, O Sweeny, M Masouminia, S Samadzadeh, S W French
Several research strategies have been used to study the pathogenesis of alcoholic hepatitis (AH). These strategies have shown that various signaling pathways are the target of alcohol in liver cells. However, few have provided specific mechanisms associated with Mallory-Denk Bodies (MDBs) formed in Balloon cells in AH. The formation of MDBs in these hepatocytes is an indication that the mechanisms of protein quality control have failed. The MDB is the result of aggregation and accumulation of proteins in the cytoplasm of balloon degenerated liver cells...
September 18, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934908/characterization-of-methylglyoxal-modified-human-igg-by-physico-chemical-methods
#11
Mohd Adnan Khan, Zarina Arif, Moin Uddin, Khursheed Alam
Human IgG is a defence protein and quite reactive to dicarbonyls. In this study, methylglyoxal-induced modification of IgG was examined by various biochemical and biophysical methods. The methylglyoxal-induced changes in IgG were monitored by UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, 1-anilinonaphthalene-8-sulfonic acid (ANS) and thermal denaturation studies. Aggregate formation was studied by Thioflavin T (ThT), Congo red (CR) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934390/protein-phosphatase-1-regulates-huntingtin-exon-1-aggregation-and-toxicity
#12
Joana Branco-Santos, Federico Herrera, Gonçalo M Poças, Yolanda Pires-Afonso, Flaviano Giorgini, Pedro M Domingos, Tiago F Outeiro
Huntington's disease is neurodegenerative disorder caused by a polyglutamine expansion in the N-terminal region of the huntingtin protein (N17). Here, we analysed the relative contribution of each phosphorylatable residue in the N17 region (T3, S13 and S16) towards huntingtin exon 1 (HTTex1) oligomerization, aggregation and toxicity in human cells and Drosophila neurons. We used bimolecular fluorescence complementation to show that expression of single phosphomimic mutations completely abolished HTTex1 aggregation in human cells...
October 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934360/pkacs-attenuate-innate-antiviral-response-by-phosphorylating-visa-and-priming-it-for-march5-mediated-degradation
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Bing-Ru Yan, Lu Zhou, Ming-Ming Hu, Mi Li, Heng Lin, Yan Yang, Yan-Yi Wang, Hong-Bing Shu
Sensing of viral RNA by RIG-I-like receptors initiates innate antiviral response, which is mediated by the central adaptor VISA. How the RIG-I-VISA-mediated antiviral response is terminated at the late phase of infection is enigmatic. Here we identified the protein kinase A catalytic (PKAC) subunits α and β as negative regulators of RNA virus-triggered signaling in a redundant manner. Viral infection up-regulated cellular cAMP levels and activated PKACs, which then phosphorylated VISA at T54. This phosphorylation abrogated virus-induced aggregation of VISA and primed it for K48-linked polyubiquitination and degradation by the E3 ligase MARCH5, leading to attenuation of virus-triggered induction of downstream antiviral genes...
September 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934062/manipulating-the-aggregation-activity-of-human-prion-like-proteins
#14
Sean M Cascarina, Kacy R Paul, Eric D Ross
Considerable advances in understanding the protein features favoring prion formation in yeast have facilitated the development of effective yeast prion prediction algorithms. Here we discuss a recent study in which we systematically explored the utility of the yeast prion prediction algorithm PAPA for designing mutations to modulate the aggregation activity of the human prion-like protein hnRNPA2B1. Mutations in hnRNPA2B1 cause multisystem proteinopathy in humans, and accelerate aggregation of the protein in vitro...
September 21, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933694/ubiquilin1-promotes-antigen-receptor-mediated-proliferation-by-eliminating-mislocalized-mitochondrial-proteins
#15
Alexandra M Whiteley, Miguel A Prado, Ivan Peng, Alexander R Abbas, Benjamin Haley, Joao A Paulo, Mike Reichelt, Anand Katakam, Meredith Sagolla, Zora Modrusan, Dong Yun Lee, Merone Roose-Girma, Donald S Kirkpatrick, Brent S McKenzie, Steven P Gygi, Daniel Finley, Eric J Brown
Ubiquilins (Ubqlns) are a family of ubiquitin receptors that promote the delivery of hydrophobic and aggregated ubiquitinated proteins to the proteasome for degradation. We carried out a proteomic analysis of a B cell lymphoma-derived cell line, BJAB, that requires UBQLN1 for survival to identify UBQLN1 client proteins. When UBQLN1 expression was acutely inhibited, 120 mitochondrial proteins were enriched in the cytoplasm, suggesting that the accumulation of mitochondrial client proteins in the absence of UBQLN1 is cytostatic...
September 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933638/autophagy-pathway-cellular-and-molecular-mechanisms
#16
Li Yu, Yang Chen, Sharon A Tooze
Macroautophagy/autophagy is an essential, conserved self-eating process that cells perform to allow degradation of intracellular components, including soluble proteins, aggregated proteins, organelles, macromolecular complexes, and foreign bodies. The process requires formation of a double-membrane structure containing the sequestered cytoplasmic material, the autophagosome, that ultimately fuses with the lysosome. This review will define this process and the cellular pathways required, from the formation of the double membrane to the fusion with lysosomes in molecular terms, and in particular highlight the recent progress in our understanding of this complex process...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933595/phosphoproteome-based-kinase-activity-profiling-reveals-the-critical-role-of-map2k2-and-plk1-in-neuronal-autophagy
#17
Lei-Lei Chen, Yong-Bo Wang, Ju-Xian Song, Wan-Kun Deng, Jia-Hong Lu, Li-Li Ma, Chuan-Bin Yang, Min Li, Yu Xue
Recent studies have demonstrated that dysregulation of macroautophagy/autophagy may play a central role in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, and the induction of autophagy protects against the toxic insults of aggregate-prone proteins by enhancing their clearance. Thus, autophagy has become a promising therapeutic target against neurodegenerative diseases. In this study, quantitative phosphoproteomic profiling together with a computational analysis was performed to delineate the phosphorylation signalling networks regulated by 2 natural neuroprotective autophagy enhancers, corynoxine (Cory) and corynoxine B (Cory B)...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932858/self-assembled-clusters-of-patchy-rod-like-molecules
#18
Miroslav Jurásek, Robert Vácha
The design of complex self-assembled structures remains a challenging task due to the intricate relationship between the properties of the building blocks and the final morphology of the aggregates. Here, we report such a relationship for rod-like particles with one or two attractive patches based on a combination of computer simulations and analytical theory. We investigated the formation of finite aggregates under various conditions and constructed structure diagrams, which can be used to determine and extrapolate the system composition...
September 21, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932173/efficient-and-inexpensive-transient-expression-of-multispecific-multivalent-antibodies-in-expi293-cells
#19
Xiaotian T Fang, Dag Sehlin, Lars Lannfelt, Stina Syvänen, Greta Hultqvist
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy is a very fast expanding field within drug discovery and, hence, rapid and inexpensive expression of antibodies would be extremely valuable. Antibodies are, however, difficult to express. Multifunctional antibodies with additional binding domains further complicate the expression. Only few protocols describe the production of tetravalent bispecific antibodies and all with limited expression levels.. METHODS: Here, we describe a protocol that can produce functional tetravalent, bispecific antibodies at around 22 mg protein/l to a low cost...
2017: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931606/asparagine-and-glutamine-ladders-promote-cross-species-prion-conversion
#20
Timothy D Kurt, Patricia Aguilar-Calvo, Lin Jiang, José A Rodriguez, Nazilla Alderson, David S Eisenberg, Christina J Sigurdson
Prion transmission between species is governed in part by primary sequence similarity between the infectious prion aggregate, PrP(Sc), and the cellular prion protein of the host, PrP(C) A puzzling feature of prion formation is that certain PrP(C) sequences, such as that of bank vole, can be converted by a remarkably broad array of different mammalian prions, whereas others, such as rabbit, show robust resistance to cross-species prion conversion. To examine the structural determinants that confer susceptibility or resistance to prion conversion, we systematically tested over 40 PrP(C) variants of susceptible and resistant PrP(C) sequences in a prion conversion assay...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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