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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928221/upregulation-of-autophagy-related-gene-5-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-in-a-zebrafish-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#1
Zhan-Ying Hu, Bo Chen, Jing-Pu Zhang, Yuan-Yuan Ma
Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most epidemic neurodegenerative diseases, and is characterized by movement disorders arising from loss of midbrain dopaminergic (DA) neurons. Recently, the relationship between PD and autophagy has received considerable attention, but information about the mechanisms involved is lacking. Here, we report that autophagy-related gene 5 (ATG5) is potentially important in protecting dopaminergic neurons in a 1-methyl-4phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced PD model in zebrafish...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890682/impaired-mitophagy-plays-a-role-in-denervation-of-neuromuscular-junctions-in-als-mice
#2
Robert S Rogers, Sudheer Tungtur, Tomohiro Tanaka, Lisa L Nadeau, Yomna Badawi, Hua Wang, Hong-Min Ni, Wen-Xing Ding, Hiroshi Nishimune
Motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and animal models show degeneration from the nerve terminal, known as dying-back neuropathy. To investigate the mechanism underlying this neuropathy, we analyzed the neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) and motor neuron cell bodies in SOD1(G93A) mice using electron microscopy. NMJs of SOD1(G93A) mice exhibited significantly higher numbers of autophagosomes and degenerated mitochondria compared to wild-type controls. Mitophagosomes were identified in the NMJ presynaptic terminals of wild-type mice and SOD1(G93A) mice...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860335/activation-mechanisms-of-the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-parkin
#3
REVIEW
Nikhil Panicker, Valina L Dawson, Ted M Dawson
Monogenetic, familial forms of Parkinson's disease (PD) only account for 5-10% of the total number of PD cases, but analysis of the genes involved therein is invaluable to understanding PD-associated neurodegenerative signaling. One such gene, parkin, encodes a 465 amino acid E3 ubiquitin ligase. Of late, there has been considerable interest in the role of parkin signaling in PD and in identifying its putative substrates, as well as the elucidation of the mechanisms through which parkin itself is activated...
August 30, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851515/alterations-in-the-e3-ligases-parkin-and-chip-result-in-unique-metabolic-signaling-defects-and-mitochondrial-quality-control-issues
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REVIEW
Britney N Lizama, Amy M Palubinsky, BethAnn McLaughlin
E3 ligases are essential scaffold proteins, facilitating the transfer of ubiquitin from E2 enzymes to lysine residues of client proteins via isopeptide bonds. The specificity of substrate binding and the expression and localization of E3 ligases can, however, endow these proteins with unique features with variable effects on mitochondrial, metabolic and CNS function. By comparing and contrasting two E3 ligases, Parkin and C-terminus of HSC70-Interacting protein (CHIP) we seek to highlight the biophysical properties that may promote mitochondrial dysfunction, acute stress signaling and critical developmental periods to cease in response to mutations in these genes...
August 26, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825596/ultrasensitive-mutation-detection-identifies-rare-residual-cells-causing-acute-myelogenous-leukemia-relapse
#5
Brian Parkin, Angelina Londoño-Joshi, Qing Kang, Muneesh Tewari, Andrew D Rhim, Sami N Malek
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) frequently relapses after complete remission (CR), necessitating improved detection and phenotypic characterization of treatment-resistant residual disease. In this work, we have optimized droplet digital PCR to broadly measure mutated alleles of recurrently mutated genes in CR marrows of AML patients at levels as low as 0.002% variant allele frequency. Most gene mutations persisted in CR, albeit at highly variable and gene-dependent levels. The majority of AML cases demonstrated residual aberrant oligoclonal hematopoiesis...
August 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803490/parkin-pink1-and-dj1-as-possible-modulators-of-mtor-pathway-in-ganglioglioma
#6
Katarzyna Drapalo, Jaroslaw Jozwiak
Ganglioglioma (GG) is a non-malignant tumor classified as G1 by the WHO. Although we currently know that the neoplasm may result from the hyperactivity of protein kinase B (PKB or Akt) or extracellular-regulated kinase (Erk), which upregulates mammalian target of rapamycin kinase (mTOR) and leads to translation of proteins responsible for cell cycle regulation, there are still many questions to be answered. In the current paper we try to analyze the link between GG formation and activity of three proteins known to play a role in neuroprotection...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802919/nonmotor-signs-in-genetic-forms-of-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Meike Kasten, Connie Marras, Christine Klein
Although only a minority (i.e., ~5%) of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases is due to well-defined genetic causes, important clues about the common, "idiopathic" PD (iPD) can be garnered from monogenic model diseases. Nonmotor signs (NMS) are also present in monogenic PD and reviewed in this chapter for the confirmed PD genes SNCA, LRRK2, VPS35, Parkin, PINK1, DJ-1, and the risk factor gene GBA. Within the context of the MDSGene database (www.mdsgene.org), we performed a systematic literature search and extracted information on cognitive decline, depression, psychotic signs and symptoms, autonomic signs and symptoms, anxiety, sleep disorder, and olfactory impairment...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801211/parkin-clearance-of-dysfunctional-mitochondria-regulates-ros-levels-and-increases-survival-of-human-chondrocytes
#8
M Y Ansari, N M Khan, I Ahmad, T M Haqqi
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and chondrocyte death are important contributors to the development and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA). In this study, we determined the expression and role of Parkin in the clearance of damaged/dysfunctional mitochondria, regulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and chondrocyte survival under pathological conditions. METHODS: Human chondrocytes were from the unaffected area of knee OA cartilage (n = 12) and were stimulated with IL-1β to mimic pathological conditions...
August 8, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789629/early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-in-a-family-of-moroccan-origin-caused-by-a-p-a217d-mutation-in-pink1-a-case-report
#9
Brendan P Norman, Steven J Lubbe, Manuela Tan, Naomi Warren, Huw R Morris
BACKGROUND: Bi-allelic mutations in the genes Parkin (PARK2), PINK1 (PARK6) and DJ-1 (PARK7) are established causes of autosomal recessive early-onset Parkinson's Disease (EOPD). PINK1 mutations are the second commonest cause of EOPD. Specific mutations may be relatively common in certain populations because of a founder effect. Homozygous p.A217D PINK1 mutations were previously shown to cause EOPD in a large Sudanese kindred. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the segregation of homozygous PINK1 p...
August 8, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782874/in-vivo-imaging-reveals-mitophagy-independence-in-the-maintenance-of-axonal-mitochondria-during-normal-aging
#10
Xu Cao, Haiqiong Wang, Zhao Wang, Qingyao Wang, Shuang Zhang, Yuanping Deng, Yanshan Fang
Mitophagy is thought to be a critical mitochondrial quality control mechanism in neurons and has been extensively studied in neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease. However, little is known about how mitochondria are maintained in the lengthy neuronal axons in the context of physiological aging. Here, we utilized the unique Drosophila wing nerve model and in vivo imaging to rigorously profile changes in axonal mitochondria during aging. We revealed that mitochondria became fragmented and accumulated in aged axons...
October 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768533/progression-of-pathology-in-pink1-deficient-mouse-brain-from-splicing-via-ubiquitination-er-stress-and-mitophagy-changes-to-neuroinflammation
#11
Sylvia Torres-Odio, Jana Key, Hans-Hermann Hoepken, Júlia Canet-Pons, Lucie Valek, Bastian Roller, Michael Walter, Blas Morales-Gordo, David Meierhofer, Patrick N Harter, Michel Mittelbronn, Irmgard Tegeder, Suzana Gispert, Georg Auburger
BACKGROUND: PINK1 deficiency causes the autosomal recessive PARK6 variant of Parkinson's disease. PINK1 activates ubiquitin by phosphorylation and cooperates with the downstream ubiquitin ligase PARKIN, to exert quality control and control autophagic degradation of mitochondria and of misfolded proteins in all cell types. METHODS: Global transcriptome profiling of mouse brain and neuron cultures were assessed in protein-protein interaction diagrams and by pathway enrichment algorithms...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765939/molecular-dynamics-simulations-of-human-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-parkin
#12
Shi Qiu, Shun Zhu, Shan Xu, Yanyan Han, Wen Liu, Ji Zuo
Human E3 ubiquitin protein ligase parkin (Parkin) mediates mitophagy to maintain mitochondrial homeostasis. Parkin mutations are common genetic causes of early onset familial Parkinson's disease. The molecular mechanism of Parkin activation has been widely studied with emerging evidence suggesting an essential role of the phosphorylated (phospho)‑ubiquitin interaction. However, the underlying mecha-nism of the phospho‑ubiquitin interaction remains elusive. In the present study, replica exchange molecular dynamics simulations were performed to examine the conformational dynamics of Parkin in monomer and phospho‑ubiquitin‑bound states...
October 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724963/midnolin-is-a-novel-regulator-of-parkin-expression-and-is-associated-with-parkinson-s-disease
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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 multikinase 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...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663346/pink1-and-parkin-regulate-drosophila-intestinal-stem-cell-proliferation-during-stress-and-aging
#17
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...
August 7, 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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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