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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330770/dj-1-a-parkinson-s-disease-related-protein-aggregates-under-denaturing-conditions-and-co-aggregates-with-%C3%AE-synuclein-through-hydrophobic-interaction
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Min Zhu, Shivaliben H Patel, Shubo Han
BACKGROUND: DJ-1, a small ubiquitously expressed protein implicated in several pathways associated with Parkinson's disease pathogenesis, has been found to interact with α-synuclein and modulate its aggregation, yet the exact mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: The stability and aggregation properties of wild-type DJ-1 under denaturing conditions, such as low pH, high temperature, presence of denaturants were investigated. The interaction between DJ-1 and α-synuclein was tested by SDS-PAGE gel and native gel electrophoresis and by size-exclusion HPLC...
March 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289797/-epidemiology-and-causes-of-parkinson-s-disease
#2
C M Lill, C Klein
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease and has a growing socioeconomic impact due to demographic changes in the industrial nations. There are several forms of PD, a fraction of which (<5%) are monogenic, i. e. caused by mutations in single genes. At present, six genes have been established for the clinically classical form of parkinsonism including three autosomal dominantly (SNCA, LRRK2, VPS35) and three autosomal recessively inherited ones (Parkin, PINK1, DJ-1)...
March 13, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274171/differential-representation-of-liver-proteins-in-obese-human-subjects-suggests-novel-biomarkers-and-promising-targets-for-drug-development-in-obesity
#3
Simonetta Caira, Antonio Iannelli, Rosaria Sciarrillo, Gianluca Picariello, Giovanni Renzone, Andrea Scaloni, Pietro Addeo
The proteome of liver biopsies from human obese (O) subjects has been compared to those of nonobese (NO) subjects using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE). Differentially represented proteins were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS)-based peptide mass fingerprinting (PMF) and nanoflow-liquid chromatography coupled to electrospray-tandem mass spectrometry (nLC-ESI-MS/MS). Overall, 61 gene products common to all of the liver biopsies were identified within 65 spots, among which 25 ones were differently represented between O and NO subjects...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273718/mechanisms-of-parkinson-s-disease-related-proteins-in-mediating-secondary-brain-damage-after-cerebral-ischemia
#4
TaeHee Kim, Raghu Vemuganti
Both Parkinson's disease (PD) and stroke are debilitating conditions that result in neuronal death and loss of neurological functions. These two conditions predominantly affect aging populations with the deterioration of the quality of life for the patients themselves and a tremendous burden to families. While the neurodegeneration and symptomology of PD develop chronically over the years, post-stroke neuronal death and dysfunction develop rapidly in days. Despite the discrepancy in the pathophysiological time frame and severity, both conditions share common molecular mechanisms that include oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, inflammation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, and activation of various cell death pathways (apoptosis/necrosis/autophagy) that synergistically modulate the neuronal death...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258548/backbone-resonance-assignments-of-the-escherichia-coli-62%C3%A2-kda-protein-hsp31
#5
Jihong Kim, Dongwook Choi, Chankyu Park, Kyoung-Seok Ryu
Dimeric Hsp31 protein was first characterized as a holding chaperone of Escherichia coli (E. coli), and has been suggested as having protease activity due to the presence of a potential catalytic triad, Cys185, His186, and Asp214. However, it has recently been reported that Hsp31 displays a relatively strong glyoxalase III activity that can decompose reactive carbonyl species (methylglyoxal and glyoxal) in the absence of additional cofactor. Hsp31 is a representative member of the DJ-1/ThiJ/PfpI protein superfamily, and the importance of DJ-1 protein in Parkinson's disease has been well known...
March 3, 2017: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246362/toxoplasma-dj-1-regulates-organelle-secretion-by-a-direct-interaction-with-calcium-dependent-protein-kinase-1
#6
Matthew A Child, Megan Garland, Ian Foe, Peter Madzelan, Moritz Treeck, Wouter A van der Linden, Kristina Oresic Bender, Eranthie Weerapana, Mark A Wilson, John C Boothroyd, Michael L Reese, Matthew Bogyo
Human DJ-1 is a highly conserved and yet functionally enigmatic protein associated with a heritable form of Parkinson's disease. It has been suggested to be a redox-dependent regulatory scaffold, binding to proteins to modulate their function. Here we present the X-ray crystal structure of the Toxoplasma orthologue Toxoplasma gondii DJ-1 (TgDJ-1) at 2.1-Å resolution and show that it directly associates with calcium-dependent protein kinase 1 (CDPK1). The TgDJ-1 structure identifies an orthologously conserved arginine dyad that acts as a phospho-gatekeeper motif to control complex formation...
February 28, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245986/dj-1-regulating-pi3k-nrf2-signaling-plays-a-significant-role-in-bibenzyl-compound-20c-mediated-neuroprotection-against-rotenone-induced-oxidative-insult
#7
Xiao-Ling Zhang, Yu-He Yuan, Qian-Hang Shao, Zhen-Zhen Wang, Cheng-Gen Zhu, Jian-Gong Shi, Kai-Li Ma, Xu Yan, Nai-Hong Chen
Oxidative stress is thought to be involved in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD). We previously reported that 20C, a bibenzyl compound isolated from Gastrodia elata, possesses antioxidative properties, but its in-depth molecular mechanisms against rotenone-induced neurotoxicity remains unknown. Recent studies indicate that without intact DJ-1, nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2) protein becomes unstable, and the activity of Nrf2-mediated downstream antioxidant enzymes are thereby suppressed...
February 27, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224045/dj-1-maintains-energy-and-glucose-homeostasis-by-regulating-the-function-of-brown-adipose-tissue
#8
Rong Wu, Xiao-Meng Liu, Jian-Guang Sun, Hong Chen, Jun Ma, Meng Dong, Shengyi Peng, Ji-Qiu Wang, Jian-Qing Ding, Dong-Hao Li, John R Speakman, Guang Ning, Wanzhu Jin, Zengqiang Yuan
DJ-1 protein is involved in multiple physiological processes, including Parkinson's disease. However, the role of DJ-1 in the metabolism is largely unknown. Here we found that DJ-1 maintained energy balance and glucose homeostasisvia regulating brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity. DJ-1-deficient mice reduced body mass, increased energy expenditure and improved insulin sensitivity. DJ-1 deletion also resisted high-fat-diet (HFD) induced obesity and insulin resistance. Accordingly, DJ-1 transgene triggered autonomous obesity and glucose intolerance...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213071/pla2g6-accumulates-in-lewy-bodies-in-park14-and-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Yasuo Miki, Kunikazu Tanji, Fumiaki Mori, Akiyoshi Kakita, Hitoshi Takahashi, Koichi Wakabayashi
The histopathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the occurrence of insoluble fibrillary aggregates known as Lewy bodies, in which phosphorylated α-synuclein (α-syn) is a major component. To date, familial PD-linked gene products, including α-syn, parkin, PINK-1, DJ-1 and LRRK2, are known to be involved in Lewy body formation. Phospholipase A2, group VI (PLA2G6) is the causative gene for PARK14-linked parkinsonism (PARK14), a familial form of juvenile-onset dystonia parkinsonism...
February 14, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165637/neuroprotective-effects-of-extracellular-dj-1-on-reperfusion-injury-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#10
Jay Han, Beryl Luk, Frank J S Lee
Using an in vitro model of ischemic stroke we treated differentiated SH-SY5Y cells to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) followed by a reperfusion period where normal growth conditions were restored. Cells undergoing OGD exhibited significant cell death as measure by propidium iodide staining. However, cells treated with exogenous extracellular DJ-1 during reperfusion exhibited significant rescue from OGD-induced cell death.
February 6, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101575/identification-of-potential-targets-for-differentiation-in-human-leukemia-cells-induced-by-diallyl-disulfide
#11
Hui Ling, Jie He, Hui Tan, Lan Yi, Fang Liu, Xiaoxia Ji, Youhua Wu, Haobin Hu, Xi Zeng, Xiaohong Ai, Hao Jiang, Qi Su
Diallyl disulfide (DADS) is a primary component of garlic, which has chemopreventive potential. We previously found that moderate doses (15-120 µM) of DADS induced apoptosis and G2/M phase cell cycle arrest. In this study, we observed the effect of low doses (8 µM) of DADS on human leukemia HL-60 cells. We found that DADS could inhibit proliferation, migration and invasion in HL-60 cells, and arrested cells at G0/G1 stage. Then, cell differentiation was displayed by morphologic observation, NBT reduction activity and CD11b evaluation of cytometric flow...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092737/complex-molecular-changes-induced-by-chronic-progestogens-exposure-in-roach-rutilus-rutilus
#12
Gabor Maasz, Zita Zrinyi, Peter Takacs, Sandor Lovas, Istvan Fodor, Tibor Kiss, Zsolt Pirger
In our previous study, we measured 0.23-13.67ng/L progestogens (progesterone, drospirenone, levonorgestrel) in natural waters in the catchment area of the largest shallow lake of Central Europe, Lake Balaton. Progestogen contaminations act as potent steroids with mixed progestagenic, androgenic and mild estrogenic effects that is why our aim was to investigate the morphological and molecular effects of mixture of progesterone, drospirenone, and levonorgestrel in environmentally relevant (10ng/L) and higher (50 and 500ng/L) exposure concentrations in common roach, Rutilus rutilus...
January 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088625/absence-of-dj-1-causes-age-related-retinal-abnormalities-in-association-with-increased-oxidative-stress
#13
Vera L Bonilha, Brent A Bell, Mary E Rayborn, Ivy S Samuels, Anna King, Joe G Hollyfield, Chengsong Xie, Huaibin Cai
Oxidative stress alters physiological function in most biological tissues and can lead to cell death. In the retina, oxidative stress initiates a cascade of events leading to focal loss of RPE and photoreceptors, which is thought to be a major contributing factor to geographic atrophy. Despite these implications, the molecular regulation of RPE oxidative stress under normal and pathological conditions remains largely unknown. A better understanding of the mechanisms involved in regulating RPE and photoreceptors oxidative stress response is greatly needed...
March 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074428/tat-dj-1-enhances-cell-survival-by-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-activation-in-hepg2-cells
#14
Hyo Sang Jo, Eun Ji Yeo, Min Jea Shin, Yeon Joo Choi, Hyeon Ji Yeo, Su Bin Cho, Jung Hwan Park, Chi Hern Lee, Won Sik Eum, Soo Young Choi
OBJECTIVES: To identify the protective effect of DJ-1 protein against oxidative stress-induced HepG2 cell death, we used cell-permeable wild type (WT) and a mutant (C106A Tat-DJ-1) protein. RESULTS: By using western blotting and fluorescence microscopy, we observed WT and C106A Tat-DJ-1 proteins were efficiently transduced into HepG2 cells. Transduced WT Tat-DJ-1 proteins increased cell survival and protected against DNA fragmentation and intracellular ROS generation levels in H2O2-exposed HepG2 cells...
January 10, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069874/dimethyl-fumarate-controls-the-nrf2-dj-1-axis-in-cancer-cells-therapeutic-applications
#15
Nathaniel Edward Bennett Saidu, Gaëlle Noé, Olivier Cerles, Luc Cabel, Niloufar Kavian-Tessler, Sandrine Chouzenoux, Mathilde Bahuaud, Christiane Chéreau, Carole Nicco, Karen Leroy, Bruno Borghese, Francois Goldwasser, Frédéric Batteux, Jerome Alexandre
The transcription factor NRF2 (NFE2L2), regulates important antioxidant and cytoprotective genes. It enhances cancer cell proliferation and promotes chemoresistance in several cancers. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is known to promote NRF2 activity in non-cancer models. We combined in vitro and in vivo methods to examine the effect of DMF on cancer cell death and the activation of the NRF2 antioxidant pathway. We demonstrated that at lower concentrations (< 25 μM), DMF has a cytoprotective role through activation of the NRF2 antioxidant pathway...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067625/pituitary-adenylate-cyclase-activating-polypeptide-pacap-has-a-neuroprotective-function-in-dopamine-based-neurodegeneration-in-rat-and-snail-parkinsonian-models
#16
Gabor Maasz, Zita Zrinyi, Dora Reglodi, Dora Petrovics, Adam Rivnyak, Tibor Kiss, Adel Jungling, Andrea Tamas, Zsolt Pirger
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) rescues dopaminergic neurons from neurodegeneration and improves motor changes induced by 6-hydroxy-dopamine (6-OHDA) in rat parkinsonian models. Recently, we investigated the molecular background of the neuroprotective effect of PACAP in dopamine (DA)-based neurodegeneration using rotenone-induced snail and 6-OHDA-induced rat models of Parkinson's disease. Behavioural activity, monoamine (DA and serotonin), metabolic enzyme (S-COMT, MB-COMT and MAO-B) and PARK7 protein concentrations were measured before and after PACAP treatment in both models...
February 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042771/oxidative-stress-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-antioxidants-regulate-expression-levels-of-micrornas-in-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Kedar N Prasad
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a slow progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with abnormal function of extrapyramidal system. Although several biochemical and genetic defects have been identified, increased oxidative stress and chronic inflammation are one of the earliest events that initiate and promote PD. Oxidative stress also participates in impaired non-motor symptoms.The levels of microRNAs that are evolutionarily conserved single-stranded non-coding RNAs of approximately 22 nucleotide in length are altered in PD...
January 2, 2017: Current Aging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036277/dj-1-promotes-development-of-den-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-proliferation-of-liver-cancer-cells
#18
Bijun Qiu, Junqi Wang, Yingxue Yu, Chao Zhen, Jinyang Gu, Wenjun Liu, Yankai Wen, Lili Chen, Yueqiu Gao, Qiang Xia, Xiaoni Kong
Chronic liver inflammation and injuries play a critical role in development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Parkinson disease (autosomal recessive, early onset) 7, encoding PARK7 protein (also called DJ-1), plays important roles in many carcinogenesis processes and is essential in modulating inflammation. However, whether DJ-1 is involved in HCC development remains largely unknown. To determine the effect of DJ-1 on HCC development, we accessed the correlation of hepatic DJ-1 expression with overall survival (OS) and TNM stage in 96 HCC patients and found a significant inverse correlation between DJ-1 expression and OS...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035392/involvement-of-dj%C3%A2-1-in-ischemic-preconditioning%C3%A2-induced-delayed-cardioprotection-in-vivo
#19
Huan Wang, Yuan-Yuan Li, Ling-Yu Qiu, Yu-Feng Yan, Zhang-Ping Liao, He-Ping Chen
DJ‑1 protein, as a multifunctional intracellular protein, has been demonstrated to serve a critical role in regulating cell survival and oxidative stress. To provide in vivo evidence that DJ‑1 is involved in the delayed cardioprotection induced by ischemic preconditioning (IPC) against oxidative stress caused by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), the present study subjected male Sprague‑Dawley rats to IPC (3 cycles of 5‑min coronary occlusion/5‑min reperfusion) 24 h prior to I/R (30‑min coronary occlusion/120‑min reperfusion)...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013050/parkinsonism-associated-protein-dj-1-is-a-bona-fide-deglycase
#20
Gilbert Richarme, Julien Dairou
We discovered recently that Parkinsonism-associated DJ-1 and its bacterial homologs function as protein deglycases that repair glyoxal- and methylglyoxal-glycated proteins. Protein glycation levels are 2- to 10-fold increased in deglycase-depleted cells, and deglycase mutants display up to 500-fold loss of viability in methylglyoxal or glucose-containing media, suggesting that these deglycases play important roles in protecting cells against electrophile and carbonyl stress. Although the deglycase activity of DJ-1 is well supported by extensive biochemical work, Pfaff et al...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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