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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727843/atomistic-modeling-of-alternating-access-of-a-mitochondrial-adp-atp-membrane-transporter-with-molecular-simulations
#1
Koichi Tamura, Shigehiko Hayashi
The mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier (AAC) is a membrane transporter that exchanges a cytosolic ADP for a matrix ATP. Atomic structures in an outward-facing (OF) form which binds an ADP from the intermembrane space have been solved by X-ray crystallography, and revealed their unique pseudo three-fold symmetry fold which is qualitatively different from pseudo two-fold symmetry of most transporters of which atomic structures have been solved. However, any atomic-level information on an inward-facing (IF) form, which binds an ATP from the matrix side and is fixed by binding of an inhibitor, bongkrekic acid (BA), is not available, and thus its alternating access mechanism for the transport process is unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727817/immunogenicity-of-a-novel-clade-b-hiv-1-vaccine-combination-results-of-phase-1-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-of-an-hiv-1-gm-csf-expressing-dna-prime-with-a-modified-vaccinia-ankara-vaccine-boost-in-healthy-hiv-1-uninfected-adults
#2
Susan P Buchbinder, Nicole A Grunenberg, Brittany J Sanchez, Kelly E Seaton, Guido Ferrari, M Anthony Moody, Nicole Frahm, David C Montefiori, Christine M Hay, Paul A Goepfert, Lindsey R Baden, Harriet L Robinson, Xuesong Yu, Peter B Gilbert, M Juliana McElrath, Yunda Huang, Georgia D Tomaras
BACKGROUND: A phase 1 trial of a clade B HIV vaccine in HIV-uninfected adults evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of a DNA prime co-expressing GM-CSF (Dg) followed by different numbers and intervals of modified vaccinia Ankara Boosts (M). Both vaccines produce virus-like particles presenting membrane-bound Env. METHODS: Four US sites randomized 48 participants to receiving 1/10th the DNA dose as DgDgMMM given at 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 months, or full dose DgDgM_M or DgDgMM_M regimens, given at 0, 2, 4, and 8 months, and 0, 2, 4, 6, and 10 months, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726924/peculiarities-of-thermal-denaturation-of-ompf-porin-from-yersinia-ruckeri
#3
Olga D Novikova, Dmitry K Chistyulin, Valentina A Khomenko, Evgeny V Sidorin, Natalya Yu Kim, Nina M Sanina, Olga Yu Portnyagina, Tamara F Solov'eva, Vladimir N Uversky, Valery L Shnyrov
Irreversible denaturation of membrane proteins in detergent solutions is similar to unfolding of water-soluble multidomain proteins and represents a complex, multistage process. Pore-forming proteins of Gram-negative bacteria are heat-modifiable proteins, i.e., proteins altering their molecular forms (trimers or monomers), and accordingly, their electrophoretic mobilities depending upon denaturation conditions. There are still some contradictory data on the peculiarities of the conformational changes in the porin structure with temperature...
July 20, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726551/extracellular-matrix-and-integrin-expression-profiles-in-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-cells-and-tissue-model
#4
Benjamin Goyer, Mathieu Thériault, Sébastien P Gendron, Isabelle Brunette, Patrick J Rochette, Stéphanie Proulx
Primary corneal endothelial cell cultures and 3D engineered tissue models were used to study the aberrant deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) in a vision impairing pathology known as Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Corneal endothelial cells (CEC) were isolated from excised Descemet membranes of patients with end-stage FECD. CEC isolated from healthy corneas served as controls. Microarray gene profiling was performed on post-confluent cultures of healthy and FECD cells. Protein expression analyses were conducted on tissue models that were engineered by seeding an endothelium on previously devitalized human stromal carriers...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726410/structural-insights-into-the-yersinia-pestis-outer-membrane-protein-ail-in-lipid-bilayers
#5
Samit Kumar Dutta, Yong Yao, Francesca M Marassi
Yersinia pestis the causative agent of plague, is highly pathogenic and poses very high risk to public health. The outer membrane protein Ail (Adhesion invasion locus) is one of the most highly expressed proteins on the cell surface of Y. pestis, and a major target for the development of medical countermeasures. Ail is essential for microbial virulence and is critical for promoting the survival of Y. pestis in serum. Structures of Ail have been determined by X-ray diffraction and solution NMR spectroscopy, but the protein's activity is influenced by the detergents in these samples, underscoring the importance of the surrounding environment for structure-activity studies...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723420/plant-and-yeast-cornichon-possess-a-conserved-acidic-motif-required-for-correct-targeting-of-plasma-membrane-cargos
#6
Paul Rosas-Santiago, Daniel Lagunas-Gomez, Carolina Yáñez-Domínguez, Rosario Vera-Estrella, Olga Zimmermannova, Hana Sychrová, Omar Pantoja
The export of membrane proteins along the secretory pathway is initiated at the endoplasmic reticulum after proteins are folded and packaged inside this organelle by their recruiting into the coat complex COPII vesicles. It is proposed that cargo receptors are required for the correct transport of proteins to its target membrane, however, little is known about ER export signals for cargo receptors. Erv14/Cornichon belong to a well conserved protein family in Eukaryotes, and have been proposed to function as cargo receptors for many transmembrane proteins...
July 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717886/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-a-driver-or-an-innocent-bystander-in-endothelial-dysfunction-associated-with-hypertension
#7
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Robyn Cunard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypertension (htn) is a polygenic disorder that effects up to one third of the US population. The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response is a homeostatic pathway that regulates membrane structure, protein folding, and secretory function. Emerging evidence suggests that ER stress may induce endothelial dysfunction; however, it is unclear whether ER stress-associated endothelial dysfunction modulates htn. RECENT FINDINGS: Exogenous and endogenous molecules activate ER stress in the endothelium, and ER stress mediates some forms of neurogenic htn, such as angiotensin II-dependent htn...
August 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717424/low-active-loading-of-cargo-into-engineered-extracellular-vesicles-results-in-inefficient-mirna-mimic-delivery
#8
Dhruvitkumar S Sutaria, Jinmai Jiang, Ola A Elgamal, Steven M Pomeroy, Mohamed Badawi, Xiaohua Zhu, Ryan Pavlovicz, Ana Clara P Azevedo-Pouly, Jeffrey Chalmers, Chenglong Li, Mitch A Phelps, Thomas D Schmittgen
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) hold great potential as novel systems for nucleic acid delivery due to their natural composition. Our goal was to load EVs with microRNA that are synthesized by the cells that produce the EVs. HEK293T cells were engineered to produce EVs expressing a lysosomal associated membrane, Lamp2a fusion protein. The gene encoding pre-miR-199a was inserted into an artificial intron of the Lamp2a fusion protein. The TAT peptide/HIV-1 transactivation response (TAR) RNA interacting peptide was exploited to enhance the EV loading of the pre-miR-199a containing a modified TAR RNA loop...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716923/molecular-mechanism-of-environmental-d-xylose-perception-by-a-xylfii-lyts-complex-in-bacteria
#9
Jianxu Li, Chengyuan Wang, Gaohua Yang, Zhe Sun, Hui Guo, Kai Shao, Yang Gu, Weihong Jiang, Peng Zhang
d-xylose, the main building block of plant biomass, is a pentose sugar that can be used by bacteria as a carbon source for bio-based fuel and chemical production through fermentation. In bacteria, the first step for d-xylose metabolism is signal perception at the membrane. We previously identified a three-component system in Firmicutes bacteria comprising a membrane-associated sensor protein (XylFII), a transmembrane histidine kinase (LytS) for periplasmic d-xylose sensing, and a cytoplasmic response regulator (YesN) that activates the transcription of the target ABC transporter xylFGH genes to promote the uptake of d-xylose...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716760/properties-of-purified-cyp2r1-in-a-reconstituted-membrane-environment-and-its-25-hydroxylation-of-20-hydroxyvitamin-d3
#10
Chloe Y S Cheng, Tae-Kang Kim, Saowanee Jeayeng, Andrzej T Slominski, Robert C Tuckey
Recent studies indicate that CYP2R1 is the major 25-hydroxylase catalyzing the first step in vitamin D activation. Since the catalytic properties of CYP2R1 have been poorly studied to date and it is a membrane protein, we examined the purified enzyme in a membrane environment. CYP2R1 was expressed in E. coli and purified by nickel affinity- and hydrophobic interaction-chromatography and assayed in a reconstituted membrane system comprising phospholipid vesicles plus purified human NADPH-P450 oxidoreductase...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715506/analysis-of-aquaporins-from-the-euryhaline-barnacle-balanus-improvisus-reveals-differential-expression-in-response-to-changes-in-salinity
#11
Ulrika Lind, Michael Järvå, Magnus Alm Rosenblad, Piero Pingitore, Emil Karlsson, Anna-Lisa Wrange, Emelie Kamdal, Kristina Sundell, Carl André, Per R Jonsson, Jon Havenhand, Leif A Eriksson, Kristina Hedfalk, Anders Blomberg
Barnacles are sessile macro-invertebrates, found along rocky shores in coastal areas worldwide. The euryhaline bay barnacle Balanus improvisus (Darwin, 1854) (= Amphibalanus improvisus) can tolerate a wide range of salinities, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the osmoregulatory capacity of this truly brackish species are not well understood. Aquaporins are pore-forming integral membrane proteins that facilitate transport of water, small solutes and ions through cellular membranes, and that have been shown to be important for osmoregulation in many organisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712132/impact-of-lipoprotein-apheresis-with-dextran-sulfate-adsorption-on-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-cardiovascular-health-in-the-blood-of-patients-with-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia
#12
Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, André J Tremblay, Jean Bergeron, Nathalie Laflamme, Benoît Lamarche, Patrick Couture
Lipoprotein apheresis (LA) with dextran sulfate adsorption (DSA) is a reliable method to decrease LDL-cholesterol (C) concentrations in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). The objective of the present study was to investigate the impact of LA with DSA on the mRNA expression of genes associated with cardiovascular health in the whole blood of HoFH patients. Blood samples were collected before and after LA treatment with DSA in 9 HoFH patients. Microarray analyses were performed to measure the whole blood expression of >30 000 annotated genes pre- and post-LA...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711067/pa-6-inhibits-inward-rectifier-currents-carried-by-v93i-and-d172n-gain-of-function-kir2-1-channels-but-increases-channel-protein-expression
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Yuan Ji, Marlieke G Veldhuis, Jantien Zandvoort, Fee L Romunde, Marien J C Houtman, Karen Duran, Gijs van Haaften, Eva-Maria Zangerl-Plessl, Hiroki Takanari, Anna Stary-Weinzinger, Marcel A G van der Heyden
BACKGROUND: The inward rectifier potassium current IK1 contributes to a stable resting membrane potential and phase 3 repolarization of the cardiac action potential. KCNJ2 gain-of-function mutations V93I and D172N associate with increased IK1, short QT syndrome type 3 and congenital atrial fibrillation. Pentamidine-Analogue 6 (PA-6) is an efficient (IC50 = 14 nM with inside-out patch clamp methodology) and specific IK1 inhibitor that interacts with the cytoplasmic pore region of the KIR2...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710278/phosphorylation-of-human-aquaporin-2-aqp2-allosterically-controls-its-interaction-with-the-lysosomal-trafficking-protein-lip5
#14
Jennifer Virginia Roche, Sabeen Survery, Stefan Kreida, Veronika Nesverova, Henry Ampah-Korsah, Maria Gourdon, Peter M T Deen, Susanna Toernroth-Horsefield
The interaction between the renal water channel aquaporin-2 (AQP2) and the lysosomal trafficking regulator-interacting protein LIP5 targets AQP2 to multivesicular bodies and facilitates lysosomal degradation. This interaction is part of a process which controls AQP2 apical membrane abundance in a vasopressin-dependent manner, allowing for urine volume adjustment. Vasopressin regulates phosphorylation at four sites within the AQP2 C-terminus (S256, S261, S264, T269), of which S256 is crucial and sufficient for AQP2 translocation from storage vesicles to the apical membrane...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708998/profiling-ssb-nascent-chain-interactions-reveals-principles-of-hsp70-assisted-folding
#15
Kristina Döring, Nabeel Ahmed, Trine Riemer, Harsha Garadi Suresh, Yevhen Vainshtein, Markus Habich, Jan Riemer, Matthias P Mayer, Edward P O'Brien, Günter Kramer, Bernd Bukau
The yeast Hsp70 chaperone Ssb interacts with ribosomes and nascent polypeptides to assist protein folding. To reveal its working principle, we determined the nascent chain-binding pattern of Ssb at near-residue resolution by in vivo selective ribosome profiling. Ssb associates broadly with cytosolic, nuclear, and hitherto unknown substrate classes of mitochondrial and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) nascent proteins, supporting its general chaperone function. Ssb engages most substrates by multiple binding-release cycles to a degenerate sequence enriched in positively charged and aromatic amino acids...
July 13, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707473/aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-growth-in-biofilm-versus-planktonic-state-differential-expression-of-proteins
#16
Arancha Llama-Palacios, Oksana Potupa, María Del Carmen Sánchez, Elena Figuero, David Herrera, Mariano Sanz
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) is a pathogenic bacterium residing in the subgingival plaque biofilm strongly associated with the pathogenesis of periodontitis. The aim of this investigation was to study the protein differential expression of Aa when growing on biofilm compared to planktonic state using proteomic analysis by the 2D-DIGE™ system. Eighty-seven proteins were differentially expressed during biofilm growth (1.5-fold, p<0.05), being 13 over expressed and 37 down expressed. Those repressed were mainly proteins involved in metabolism, biosynthesis and transport...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707464/biosynthesis-of-l-erythrose-by-assembly-of-two-key-enzymes-in-gluconobacter-oxydans
#17
Xingxing Zou, Yuhong Ren, Jinping Lin, Xinlei Mao, Shengyun Zhao
L-erythrose, a rare aldotetrose, possesses various pharmacological activities. However, efficient L-erythrose production is challenging. Currently, L-erythrose is produced by a two-step fermentation process from erythritol. Here, we describe a novel strategy for the production of L-erythrose in Gluconobacter oxydans (G. oxydans) by localizing the assembly of L-ribose isomerase (L-RI) to membrane-bound sorbitol dehydrogenase (SDH) via the protein-peptide interactions of the PDZ domain and PDZ ligand. To demonstrate this self-assembly, green fluorescent protein (GFP) replaced L-RI and its movement to membrane-bound SDH was observed by fluorescence microscopy...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702709/the-unfolded-protein-response-in-the-immune-cell-development-putting-the-caretaker-in-the-driving-seat
#18
Simon J Tavernier, Bart N Lambrecht, Sophie Janssens
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is the primary site for the folding of proteins destined for the membranous compartment and the extracellular space. This elaborate function is coordinated by the unfolded protein response (UPR), a stress-activated cellular program that governs proteostasis. In multicellular organisms, cells have adopted specialized functions, which required functional adaptations of the ER and its UPR. Recently, it has become clear that in immune cells, the UPR has acquired functions that stretch far beyond its original scope...
July 13, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698826/expression-refolding-and-spectroscopic-characterization-of-fibronectin-type-iii-fniii-homology-domains-derived-from-human-fibronectin-leucine-rich-transmembrane-protein-flrt-1-2-and-3
#19
Lila Yang, Maria Hansen Falkesgaard, Peter Waaben Thulstrup, Peter Schledermann Walmod, Leila Lo Leggio, Kim Krighaar Rasmussen
The fibronectin leucine rich transmembrane (FLRT) protein family consists in humans of 3 proteins, FLRT1, -2, and -3. The FLRT proteins contain two extracellular domains separated by an unstructured linker. The most membrane distal part is a leucine rich repeat (LRR) domain responsible for both cis- and trans-interactions, whereas the membrane proximal part is a fibronectin type III (FnIII) domain responsible for a cis-interaction with members of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) family, which results in FGFR tyrosine kinase activation...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698661/the-non-bilayer-lipid-mgdg-stabilizes-the-major-light-harvesting-complex-lhcii-against-unfolding
#20
Dennis Seiwert, Hannes Witt, Andreas Janshoff, Harald Paulsen
In the photosynthetic apparatus of plants a high proportion of LHCII protein is needed to integrate 50% non-bilayer lipid MGDG into the lamellar thylakoid membrane, but whether and how the stability of the protein is also affected is not known. Here we use single-molecule force spectroscopy to map the stability of LHCII against mechanical unfolding along the polypeptide chain as a function of oligomerization state and lipid composition. Comparing unfolding forces between monomeric and trimeric LHCII demonstrates that the stability does not increase significantly upon trimerization but can mainly be correlated with specific contact sites between adjacent monomers...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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