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Parkinson's- dj-1

Takuya Yamane, Izumi Kato-Ose, Tatsuji Sakamoto, Yoshihisa Nakano
Background: Asparaginyl endopeptidase, also known as legumain (EC shows strong activity in the mouse kidney. Legumain is also highly expressed in tumors. DJ-1/PARK7 is a Parkinson's disease- and cancer-associated protein. DJ-1 is a coactivator of various transcription factors. Recently, we reported that transcription of the legumain gene is regulated by p53 through DJ-1. Methods: We measured the secretion levels of legumain in a conditioned medium of DJ-1 knockout cells and in serum from DJ-1 knockout mice using Western blotting and ELISA...
2018: Open Biochemistry Journal
Roshan Kumar, Raniki Kumari, Sanjay Kumar, Deepak Kumar Jangir, Tushar Kanti Maiti
α-Synuclein, a major constituent of proteinaceous inclusions named Lewy body, has been shown to be released and taken up by cells, which may facilitate its progressive pathological spreading and neuronal cell death in Parkinson's disease. However, the pathophysiological effect and signalling cascade initiated by extracellular α-synuclein in cellular milieu are not well understood. Herein we have investigated the perturbations induced by low molecular weight α-synuclein and different types of α-synuclein oligomers in the neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
March 14, 2018: Biomacromolecules
Ann Kristin Frøyset, Amanda J Edson, Naouel Gharbi, Essa A Khan, Daniel Dondorp, Qing Bai, Ettore Tiraboschi, Maximiliano L Suster, Joanne B Connolly, Edward A Burton, Kari E Fladmark
DJ-1, a Parkinson's disease-associated protein, is strongly up-regulated in reactive astrocytes in Parkinson's disease. This is proposed to represent a neuronal protective response, although the mechanism has not yet been identified. We have generated a transgenic zebrafish line with increased astroglial DJ-1 expression driven by regulatory elements from the zebrafish GFAP gene. Larvae from this transgenic line are protected from oxidative stress-induced injuries as caused by MPP+ , a mitochondrial complex I inhibitor shown to induce dopaminergic cells death...
February 17, 2018: Redox Biology
Jason F Cooper, Jeremy M Van Raamsdonk
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an adult onset neurodegenerative disease that is characterized by selective degeneration of neurons primarily in the substantia nigra. At present, the pathogenesis of PD is incompletely understood and there are no neuroprotective treatments available. Accurate animal models of PD provide the opportunity to elucidate disease mechanisms and identify therapeutic targets. This review focuses on C. elegans models of PD, including both genetic and toxicant models. This microscopic worm offers several advantages for the study of PD including ease of genetic manipulation, ability to complete experiments rapidly, low cost, and ability to perform large scale screens for disease modifiers...
2018: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
Rose B Creed, Matthew S Goldberg
Preclinical research on Parkinson's disease has relied heavily on mouse and rat animal models. Initially, PD animal models were generated primarily by chemical neurotoxins that induce acute loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra. On the discovery of genetic mutations causally linked to PD, mice were used more than rats to generate laboratory animals bearing PD-linked mutations because mutagenesis was more difficult in rats. Recent advances in technology for mammalian genome engineering and optimization of viral expression vectors have increased the use of genetic rat models of PD...
February 8, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
Jae Won Kyung, Jin-Mo Kim, Wongyoung Lee, Tae-Young Ha, Seon-Heui Cha, Kyung-Hwun Chung, Dong-Joo Choi, Ilo Jou, Woo Keun Song, Eun-Hye Joe, Sung Hyun Kim, Sang Myun Park
Mutations in DJ-1 (PARK7) are a known cause of early-onset autosomal recessive Parkinson's disease (PD). Accumulating evidence indicates that abnormalities of synaptic vesicle trafficking underlie the pathophysiological mechanism of PD. In the present study, we explored whether DJ-1 is involved in CNS synaptic function. DJ-1 deficiency impaired synaptic vesicle endocytosis and reavailability without inducing structural alterations in synapses. Familial mutants of DJ-1 (M26I, E64D, and L166P) were unable to rescue defective endocytosis of synaptic vesicles, whereas WT DJ-1 expression completely restored endocytic function in DJ-1 KO neurons...
January 31, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
S B Larsen, Z Hanss, R Krüger
Mitochondrial impairment is a well-established pathological pathway implicated in Parkinson's disease (PD). Defects of the complex I of the mitochondrial respiratory chain have been found in post-mortem brains from sporadic PD patients. Furthermore, several disease-related genes are linked to mitochondrial pathways, such as PRKN, PINK1, DJ-1 and HTRA2 and are associated with mitochondrial impairment. This phenotype can be caused by the dysfunction of mitochondrial quality control machinery at different levels: molecular, organellar or cellular...
January 25, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
Shaoqing Xu, Xiaodong Yang, Yiwei Qian, Qin Xiao
Loss of function mutations of DJ-1 (PARK7) have been linked to the pathogenesis of Parkinson disease (PD). Antioxidative stress is one of the multi-protective functions of DJ-1, and oxidation of cysteine 106 (Cys106) has been proposed to regulate the protective activity of DJ-1. Uncoupling protein 4 (UCP4) is located in the inner membrane of mitochondria and functions to protect against oxidative stress. In this study, we used neuronal (SH-SY5Y) cells and DJ-1 knockout (KO) mice to elucidate whether DJ-1 regulated oxidative stress via modulating the expression of UCP4, and the underlying mechanism...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
Liangqin Shi, Chao Huang, Qihui Luo, Yu Xia, Heng Liu, Like Li, Wentao Liu, Wenjing Ma, Jing Fang, Li Tang, Wen Zeng, Zhengli Chen
Clinical diagnosis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the classical features of tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity, which are present only when more than 70%-80% degeneration of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra. The lack of means for early diagnosis of PD has elicited interest in searching for its risk factors, which, by now, are almost obtained at a single time point in PD process, and little developing risk factors, obtained from completely normal situation to the onset or even advanced stage of PD in individual person which could monitor the progress of PD, are present...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Han-Sung Kwon, Ji Hyun Park, Han-Sung Hwang, In-Sook Sohn, Young-Han Kim, SiHyun Cho
DJ-1 ( PARK7) has been reported to be causative gene of Parkinson disease and also an oncogene. A loss in DJ-1 function can lead to cell death in neurodegenerative disease, or a gain of it can cause unregulated cell survival in cancer, respectively. DJ-1 protein is known to be expressed mainly in trophoblastic cells in the placenta with increased expression in the first trimester compared to later in term. However, its role in trophoblast regulation remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effect of DJ-1 regulation on a first trimester extravillous trophoblast cell line, HTR-8/SVneo...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
Chunna An, Xiaoping Pu, Weizhong Xiao, Hongning Zhang
DJ-1 is one of the important genes found in Parkinson's disease (PD). Studies have shown that the DJ-1 protein levels are elevated in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma of sporadic PD patients, and the DJ-1 protein levels in the CSF and plasma may serve as biomarkers of PD. However, Japanese scholars previously reported that there was no difference in the levels of the DJ-1 protein in serum between sporadic PD patients and controls. Therefore, whether the serum DJ-1 protein levels are different between PD patients and controls in Chinese patients as well as whether serum DJ-1 protein can serve as a biomarker of PD are unknown...
December 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
Leitao Wu, Hang Xu, Liang Cao, Tao Li, Ruru Li, Yang Feng, Jianzong Chen, Jing Ma
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. We have found that salidroside (Sal) exhibited neuroprotective effects against MPP+ toxicity. However, the molecular mechanism is not fully understood. In this study, we found that Sal significantly prevented MPP+-induced decrease of mRNA and protein expression of Nrf2, GCLc, SOD1, and SOD2 in SH-SY5Y cells. Moreover, silencing of Nrf2 significantly inhibited Sal-induced increase in mRNA and protein expression of GCLc, SOD1, and SOD2...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Letizia Barbieri, Enrico Luchinat, Lucia Banci
DJ-1 is a conserved, ubiquitous protein associated to a large number of intracellular processes. Human DJ-1 has been linked to several pathologies, including hereditary forms of Parkinson's disease, cancer, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Several cytoprotective functions of DJ-1 have been reported, however, its actual mechanisms of action remain elusive. In vitro, DJ-1 has been shown to bind zinc and copper(II) at its active site, which contains a conserved cysteine (C106), and copper(I) at a different binding site...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
Seongmi Lee, Seung Tack Oh, Ha Jin Jeong, Sok Cheon Pak, Hi-Joon Park, Jongpil Kim, Hyun-Seok Cho, Songhee Jeon
Familial Parkinson's disease (PD) has been linked to point mutations and duplication of the α-synuclein (α-syn) gene. Mutant α-syn expression increases the vulnerability of neurons to exogenous insults. In this study, we developed a new PD model in the transgenic mice expressing mutant hemizygous (hemi) or homozygous (homo) A53T α-synuclein (α-syn Tg) and their wildtype (WT) littermates by treatment with sub-toxic (10 mg/kg, i.p., daily for 5 days) or toxic (30 mg/kg, i.p., daily for 5 days) dose of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
Olga Gorelenkova Miller, John J Mieyal
SIGNIFICANCE: Glutaredoxin (Grx)1, an evolutionarily conserved and ubiquitous enzyme, regulates redox signal transduction and protein redox homeostasis by catalyzing reversible S-glutathionylation. Grx1 plays different roles in different cell types. In Parkinson's disease (PD), Grx1 regulates apoptosis signaling in dopaminergic neurons, so that loss of Grx1 leads to increased cell death; in microglial cells, Grx1 regulates proinflammatory signaling, so that upregulation of Grx1 promotes cytokine production...
January 5, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Jason F Cooper, Emily Machiela, Dylan J Dues, Katie K Spielbauer, Megan M Senchuk, Jeremy M Van Raamsdonk
While the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) is incompletely understood, mitochondrial dysfunction is thought to play a crucial role in disease pathogenesis. Here, we examined the relationship between mitochondrial function and dopamine neuron dysfunction and death using C. elegans mutants for three mitochondria-related genes implicated in monogenic PD (pdr-1/PRKN, pink-1/PINK1 and djr-1.1/DJ-1). We found that pdr-1 and pink-1 mutants exhibit deficits in dopamine-dependent behaviors, but no loss of dopamine neurons, while djr-1...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
Kai Fu, Yanfei Wang, Dongkai Guo, Guanghui Wang, Haigang Ren
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative movement disorder. Mutations in the DJ-1, including L166P, are responsible for recessive early-onset PD. Many lines of evidence have shown that L166P is not only a loss-of-function mutant, but also a pro-apoptotic-like protein that results in mitochondrial dysfunction. L166P has been reported to be unstable and to mislocalize to mitochondria. However, the mechanisms underlying the instability of L166P compared to wild-type DJ-1 remain largely unknown...
December 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
Mi-Kyung Lee, Min-Sung Lee, Da-Woon Bae, Dong-Hwa Lee, Sun-Shin Cha, Seung-Wook Chi
DJ-1 is a multifunctional protein associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) and tumorigenesis. In response to ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation, DJ-1 is translocated into the mitochondria, and its interaction with the mitochondrial protein Bcl-XL protects cells against death. In this study, we characterized the molecular interaction between DJ-1 and Bcl-XL by NMR spectroscopy. The NMR chemical shift perturbation data demonstrated that the oxidized but not the reduced form of DJ-1 binds to the predominantly hydrophobic groove surrounded by the BH1-BH3 domains in Bcl-XL ...
January 1, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Ji Cao, Xiaobing Chen, Meidan Ying, Qiaojun He, Bo Yang
DJ-1 is a gene involved in various cellular processes, including transcriptional regulation, oxidative stress response, fertilization, mitochondrial regulation, inflammatory and fibrogenic niche formation, and glycation damage prevention. Although a disease-associated genetic study within the past decade has demonstrated that the mutation of DJ-1 is associated with autosomal early-onset Parkinson's disease, increasing evidence suggests that DJ-1 also plays a critical role in tumor development and progression...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Masatoshi Inden, Daijiro Yanagisawa, Masanori Hijioka, Hiroyoshi Ariga, Yoshihisa Kitamura
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is primarily characterized by the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the nigrostriatal pathway. Loss-of-function mutations in the gene encoding PARK7/DJ-1 were identified in familial PD. Wild-type DJ-1 acts as an oxidative stress sensor in neural cells. Previously, we identified binding compounds of DJ-1, including UCP0045037/compound A, UCP0054278/compound B, and compound-23 (comp-23), by in silico virtual screening. These compounds prevented oxidative stress-induced dopaminergic neuronal death and restored locomotion defects in animal models of PD...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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