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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724963/midnolin-is-a-novel-regulator-of-parkin-expression-and-is-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
#1
Yutaro Obara, Toru Imai, Hidenori Sato, Yuji Takeda, Takeo Kato, Kuniaki Ishii
Midnolin (MIDN) was first discovered in embryonic stem cells, but its physiological and pathological roles are, to date, poorly understood. In the present study, we therefore examined the role of MIDN in detail. We found that in PC12 cells, a model of neuronal cells, MIDN localized primarily to the nucleus and intracellular membranes. Nerve growth factor promoted MIDN gene expression, which was attenuated by specific inhibitors of extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 and 5. MIDN-deficient PC12 cells created using CRISPR/Cas9 technology displayed significantly impaired neurite outgrowth...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716221/parkin-mutation-may-be-associated-with-serious-akinesia-in-a-patient-with-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Yuto Uchihara, Hiroshi Kataoka, Hiroyo Yoshino, Ryogo Syobatake, Nobutaka Hattori, Satoshi Ueno
Acute akinesia (AA) is an unusual motor complication in Parkinson's disease (PD). Reported risk factors for AA include infection, trauma, surgical intervention, and the withdrawal of antiparkinsonian medication. Recently, patients with genetic PD were reported to have a three-fold risk of AA than patients with non-genetic PD. We describe a patient with PD associated with a Parkin mutation in whom serious akinesia developed. A 42-year-old man with exon 2 heterozygous deletion and exon 4 heterozygous deletion in the PARK2 gene showed five unexpected AA for several 12h...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688199/differential-expression-of-park2-splice-isoforms-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-dopaminergic-like-neurons-exposed-to-toxic-insults-mimicking-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Valentina La Cognata, Grazia Maugeri, Agata Grazia D'Amico, Salvatore Saccone, Concetta Federico, Sebastiano Cavallaro, Velia D'Agata
Mutations in PARK2 (or parkin) are responsible for 50% of cases of autosomal-recessive juvenile-onset Parkinson's disease (PD). To date, 21 alternative splice variants of the human gene have been cloned. Yet most studies have focused on the full-length protein, whereas the spectrum of the parkin isoforms expressed in PD has never been investigated. In this study, the role of parkin proteins in PD neurodegeneration was explored for the first time by analyzing their expression profile in an in vitro model of PD...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673964/sorafenib-targets-the-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain-complexes-and-atp-synthase-to-activate-the-pink1-parkin-pathway-and-modulate-cellular-drug-response
#4
Conggang Zhang, Zeyu Liu, Eric Bunker, Adrian Ramirez, Schuyler Lee, Yinghua Peng, Aik Choon Tan, S Gail Eckhardt, Douglas A Chapnick, Xuedong Liu
Sorafenib (Nexavar) is a broad-spectrum multi-kinase inhibitor that proves effective in treating advanced renal-cell carcinoma and liver cancer. Despite its well-characterized mechanism of action on several established cancer-related protein kinases, sorafenib causes variable responses among human tumors, although the cause for this variation is unknown. In an unbiased screening of an oncology drug library, we found that sorafenib activates recruitment of the ubiquitin E3 ligase Parkin to damaged mitochondria...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663346/pink1-and-parkin-regulate-drosophila-intestinal-stem-cell-proliferation-during-stress-and-aging
#5
Christopher L Koehler, Guy A Perkins, Mark H Ellisman, D Leanne Jones
Intestinal stem cells (ISCs) maintain the midgut epithelium in Drosophila melanogaster Proper cellular turnover and tissue function rely on tightly regulated rates of ISC division and appropriate differentiation of daughter cells. However, aging and epithelial injury cause elevated ISC proliferation and decreased capacity for terminal differentiation of daughter enteroblasts (EBs). The mechanisms causing functional decline of stem cells with age remain elusive; however, recent findings suggest that stem cell metabolism plays an important role in the regulation of stem cell activity...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659735/pulmonary-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-induces-autophagy-and-proteasome-proteolytic-pathways-in-skeletal-muscles-effects-of-a-pressurized-whey-protein-based-diet-in-mice
#6
Osama A Kishta, Yeting Guo, Mahroo Mofarrahi, Flavia Stana, Larry C Lands, Sabah N A Hussain
Background: Pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis patients is associated with skeletal muscle atrophy. In this study, we investigated the effects of P. aeurginosa infection and a whey protein-rich diet on skeletal muscle proteolytic pathways. Design: An agar bead model of pulmonary P. aeurginosa infection was established in adult C57/Bl6 mice. Protein ubiquitinaiton, lipidation of LC3B protein and expressions of autophagy-related genes and ubiquitin E3 ligases were quantified using immunoblotting and qPCR...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649857/effect-of-polysaccharides-extracted-from-sipunculus-nudus-snp-on-the-lifespan-and-immune-damage-repair-of-drosophila-melanogaster-exposed-to-cd-vi
#7
Jie Su, Linlin Jiang, Jingna Wu, Zhiyu Liu, Yuping Wu
The water-soluble polysaccharides extracted from Sipunculus nudus (SNP) was investigated on the lifespan and immune damage repair of Drosophila melanogaster exposed to Cd (VI). SNP increased superoxyde dismutase (SOD), nitrogen monoxide (NO), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) and total anti-oxidation competence (T-AOC), with decreased malondialdehyde (MDA) on D. melanogaster demonstrated that SNP could attenuate oxidative damage of D. melanogaster Exposed to Cd (VI). Real-time PCR and western blot analysis showed that SNP enhanced the gene expression of Diptericin, Drosomycin, Defensin, PGRP-LC and the protein level of Toll, p-JNK and Relish, that suggested the promoting effect of SNP on the immune damage repair of D...
June 26, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621812/tcdd-induces-ubch7-expression-and-synphilin-1-protein-degradation-in-the-mouse-ventral-midbrain
#8
Emmanuel González-Barbosa, Alejandro Mejía-García, Elizabeth Bautista, Frank J Gonzalez, José Segovia, Guillermo Elizondo
UbcH7 is an ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme that interacts with parkin, an E3 ligase. The UbcH7-parkin complex promotes the ubiquitination and degradation of several proteins via the 26S proteasome. Cellular accumulation of the UbcH7-parkin targets alpha-synuclein, and synphilin-1 has been associated with Parkinson disease. In mouse liver, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, an aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligand, induces UbcH7 expression. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine whether 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin induces Ubch7 mRNA and UbcH7 protein expression in the mouse brain, to characterize the molecular mechanism, and the effect on synphilin-1 half-life...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620835/twenty-years-since-the-discovery-of-the-parkin-gene
#9
REVIEW
Nobutaka Hattori, Yoshikuni Mizuno
Nearly 20 years have passed since we identified the causative gene for a familial Parkinson's disease, parkin (now known as PARK2), in 1998. PARK2 is the most common gene responsible for young-onset Parkinson's disease. It codes for the protein Parkin RBR E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase (PARK2), which directly links to the ubiquitin-proteasome as a ubiquitin ligase. PARK2 is involved in mitophagy, which is a type of autophagy, in collaboration with PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1). The PINK1 gene (previously known as PARK6) is also a causative gene for young-onset Parkinson's disease...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618992/modulating-mitophagy-in-mitochondrial-disease
#10
Eszter Dombi, Heather Mortiboys, Joanna Poulton
Mitochondrial diseases may result from mutations in the maternally-inherited mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or from mutations in nuclear genes encoding mitochondrial proteins. Their bi-genomic nature makes mitochondrial diseases a very heterogeneous group of disorders that can present at any age and can affect any type of tissue. The autophagic-lysosomal degradation pathway plays an important role in clearing dysfunctional and redundant mitochondria through a specific quality control mechanism termed mitophagy. Mitochondria could be targeted for autophagic degradation for a variety of reasons including basal turnover for recycling, starvation induced degradation, and degradation due to damage...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583715/novel-insights-into-the-antioxidant-role-of-tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-in-experimental-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Alexandra I Rosa, Inês Fonseca, Maria João Nunes, Sara Moreira, Elsa Rodrigues, Andreia Neves Carvalho, Cecília M P Rodrigues, Maria João Gama, Margarida Castro-Caldas
Impaired mitochondrial function and generation of reactive oxygen species are deeply implicated in Parkinson's disease progression. Indeed, mutations in genes that affect mitochondrial function account for most of the familial cases of the disease, and post mortem studies in sporadic PD patients brains revealed increased signs of oxidative stress. Moreover, exposure to 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), a mitochondrial complex I inhibitor, leads to clinical symptoms similar to sporadic PD...
June 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541509/evidence-that-phosphorylated-ubiquitin-signaling-is-involved-in-the-etiology-of-parkinson-s-disease
#12
Kahori Shiba-Fukushima, Kei-Ichi Ishikawa, Tsuyoshi Inoshita, Nana Izawa, Masashi Takanashi, Shigeto Sato, Osamu Onodera, Wado Akamatsu, Hideyuki Okano, Yuzuru Imai, Nobutaka Hattori
The ubiquitin (Ub) kinase PINK1 and the E3 Ub ligase Parkin, two gene products associated with young-onset Parkinson's disease (PD), participate in mitochondrial quality control. The phosphorylation of mitochondrial polyUb by PINK1, which is activated in a mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm)-dependent manner, facilitates the mitochondrial translocation and concomitant enzymatic activation of Parkin, leading to the clearance of phospho-polyUb-tagged mitochondria via mitophagy. Thus, Ub phosphorylation is a key event in PINK1-Parkin-mediated mitophagy...
May 25, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523222/olfaction-in-parkin-carriers-in-chinese-patients-with-parkinson-disease
#13
Ying Wang, Jian-Jun Wu, Feng-Tao Liu, Kui Chen, Chen Chen, Su-Shan Luo, Yi-Xuan Wang, Da-Ke Li, Rong-Yuan Guan, Yu-Jie Yang, Yu An, Jian Wang, Yi-Min Sun
BACKGROUND: Olfactory identification was reported to be better among PD (Parkinson disease) patients with Parkin mutations, but previous studies didn't eliminate the interference of other PD related genes on olfaction, and whether olfaction of Parkin mutations patients was better in Chinese population was still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To assess olfaction function among PD patients with Parkin mutations in Chinese population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 226 PD patients with a positive family history or an early-onset age (<50 years) were enrolled for genetic testing of PD related genes by target sequencing and multiple ligation-dependent probe amplification...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511254/genetic-forms-of-parkinson-s-disease
#14
Christine Y Kim, Roy N Alcalay
One of the greatest advances in Parkinson's disease (PD) research in the past two decades has been a better understanding of PD genetics. Of the many candidate genes investigated, the best studied include LRRK2, SNCA, VPS35, Parkin, PINK1, and DJ1. The authors review the key clinical features of these monogenic forms, as well as for the prevalent risk factor gene, GBA, including the phenotype, clinical course, and treatment response. They also outline areas for future investigation: longitudinal studies of PD's clinical course, the identification of its premotor manifestations, and its specific mechanisms of pathogenicity...
April 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507507/pink1-parkin-dependent-mitochondrial-surveillance-from-pleiotropy-to-parkinson-s-disease
#15
REVIEW
Francois Mouton-Liger, Maxime Jacoupy, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Olga Corti
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most frequent neurodegenerative disease caused by the preferential, progressive degeneration of the dopaminergic (DA) neurons of the substantia nigra (SN) pars compacta. PD is characterized by a multifaceted pathological process involving protein misfolding, mitochondrial dysfunction, neuroinflammation and metabolism deregulation. The molecular mechanisms governing the complex interplay between the different facets of this process are still unknown. PARK2/Parkin and PARK6/PINK1, two genes responsible for familial forms of PD, act as a ubiquitous core signaling pathway, coupling mitochondrial stress to mitochondrial surveillance, by regulating mitochondrial dynamics, the removal of damaged mitochondrial components by mitochondria-derived vesicles, mitophagy, and mitochondrial biogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502045/a-clinical-and-molecular-genetic-study-of-50-families-with-autosomal-recessive-parkinsonism-revealed-known-and-novel-gene-mutations
#16
Shaghayegh Taghavi, Rita Chaouni, Abbas Tafakhori, Luis J Azcona, Saghar Ghasemi Firouzabadi, Mir Davood Omrani, Javad Jamshidi, Babak Emamalizadeh, Gholam Ali Shahidi, Mona Ahmadi, Seyed Amir Hassan Habibi, Azadeh Ahmadifard, Atena Fazeli, Marzieh Motallebi, Peyman Petramfar, Saeed Askarpour, Shiva Askarpour, Hossein Ali Shahmohammadibeni, Neda Shahmohammadibeni, Hajar Eftekhari, Amir Ehtesham Shafiei Zarneh, Saeed Mohammadihosseinabad, Mehdi Khorrami, Safa Najmi, Ahmad Chitsaz, Parasto Shokraeian, Hossein Ehsanbakhsh, Jalal Rezaeidian, Reza Ebrahimi Rad, Faranak Madadi, Monavvar Andarva, Elham Alehabib, Minoo Atakhorrami, Seyed Erfan Mortazavi, Zahra Azimzadeh, Mahdis Bayat, Amir Mohammad Besharati, Mohammad Ali Harati-Ghavi, Samareh Omidvari, Zahra Dehghani-Tafti, Faraz Mohammadi, Banafsheh Mohammad Hossein Pour, Hamid Noorollahi Moghaddam, Ehsan Esmaili Shandiz, Arman Habibi, Zahra Taherian-Esfahani, Hossein Darvish, Coro Paisán-Ruiz
In this study, the role of known Parkinson's disease (PD) genes was examined in families with autosomal recessive (AR) parkinsonism to assist with the differential diagnosis of PD. Some families without mutations in known genes were also subject to whole genome sequencing with the objective to identify novel parkinsonism-related genes. Families were selected from 4000 clinical files of patients with PD or parkinsonism. AR inheritance pattern, consanguinity, and a minimum of two affected individuals per family were used as inclusion criteria...
May 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500249/maternal-high-fat-diet-induces-metabolic-stress-response-disorders-in-offspring-hypothalamus
#17
Long The Nguyen, Sonia Saad, Yi Tan, Carol Pollock, Hui Chen
Maternal obesity has been shown to increase the risk of obesity and related disorders in the offspring, which has been partially attributed to changes of appetite regulators in the offspring hypothalamus. On the other hand, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and autophagy have been implicated in hypothalamic neuropeptide dysregulation, thus may also play important roles in such transgenerational effect.  In this study, we show that offspring born to HFD-fed dams showed significantly increased body weight and glucose intolerance, adiposity and plasma triglyceride level at weaning...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476135/the-effects-of-inhaled-aztreonam-on-the-cystic-fibrosis-lung-microbiome
#18
Alya A Heirali, Matthew L Workentine, Nicole Acosta, Ali Poonja, Douglas G Storey, Ranjani Somayaji, Harvey R Rabin, Fiona J Whelan, Michael G Surette, Michael D Parkins
BACKGROUND: Aztreonam lysine for inhalation (AZLI) is an inhaled antibiotic used to treat chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in CF. AZLI improves lung function and quality of life, and reduces exacerbations-improvements attributed to its antipseudomonal activity. Given the extremely high aztreonam concentrations achieved in the lower airways by nebulization, we speculate this may extend its spectrum of activity to other organisms. As such, we sought to determine if AZLI affects the CF lung microbiome and whether community constituents can be used to predict treatment responsiveness...
May 5, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469040/mutations-in-the-vesicular-trafficking-protein-annexin-a11-are-associated-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#19
Bradley N Smith, Simon D Topp, Claudia Fallini, Hideki Shibata, Han-Jou Chen, Claire Troakes, Andrew King, Nicola Ticozzi, Kevin P Kenna, Athina Soragia-Gkazi, Jack W Miller, Akane Sato, Diana Marques Dias, Maryangel Jeon, Caroline Vance, Chun Hao Wong, Martina de Majo, Wejdan Kattuah, Jacqueline C Mitchell, Emma L Scotter, Nicholas W Parkin, Peter C Sapp, Matthew Nolan, Peter J Nestor, Michael Simpson, Michael Weale, Monkel Lek, Frank Baas, J M Vianney de Jong, Anneloor L M A Ten Asbroek, Alberto Garcia Redondo, Jesús Esteban-Pérez, Cinzia Tiloca, Federico Verde, Stefano Duga, Nigel Leigh, Hardev Pall, Karen E Morrison, Ammar Al-Chalabi, Pamela J Shaw, Janine Kirby, Martin R Turner, Kevin Talbot, Orla Hardiman, Jonathan D Glass, Jacqueline De Belleroche, Masatoshi Maki, Stephen E Moss, Christopher Miller, Cinzia Gellera, Antonia Ratti, Safa Al-Sarraj, Robert H Brown, Vincenzo Silani, John E Landers, Christopher E Shaw
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder. We screened 751 familial ALS patient whole-exome sequences and identified six mutations including p.D40G in the ANXA11 gene in 13 individuals. The p.D40G mutation was absent from 70,000 control whole-exome sequences. This mutation segregated with disease in two kindreds and was present in another two unrelated cases (P = 0.0102), and all mutation carriers shared a common founder haplotype. Annexin A11-positive protein aggregates were abundant in spinal cord motor neurons and hippocampal neuronal axons in an ALS patient carrying the p...
May 3, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448720/mosaic-neurofibromatosis-type-1-in-children-a-single-institution-experience
#20
Irene Lara-Corrales, Mitra Moazzami, Maria Teresa García-Romero, Elena Pope, Patricia Parkin, Andrea Shugar, Peter Kannu
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a neurocutaneous disorder caused by loss-of-function mutation in the NF1 gene. Segmental or mosaic NF1 (MNF) is an uncommon presentation of the NF1 result of postzygotic mutations that present with subtle localised clinical findings. OBJECTIVES: Our study's objectives were to describe the clinical characteristics of children with MNF. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of children diagnosed with MNF at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, from January 1992 to September 2012...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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