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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142021/inf2-mediated-actin-polymerization-at-the-er-stimulates-mitochondrial-calcium-uptake-inner-membrane-constriction-and-division
#1
Rajarshi Chakrabarti, Wei-Ke Ji, Radu V Stan, Jaime de Juan Sanz, Timothy A Ryan, Henry N Higgs
Mitochondrial division requires division of both the inner and outer mitochondrial membranes (IMM and OMM, respectively). Interaction with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) promotes OMM division by recruitment of the dynamin Drp1, but effects on IMM division are not well characterized. We previously showed that actin polymerization through ER-bound inverted formin 2 (INF2) stimulates Drp1 recruitment in mammalian cells. Here, we show that INF2-mediated actin polymerization stimulates a second mitochondrial response independent of Drp1: a rise in mitochondrial matrix calcium through the mitochondrial calcium uniporter...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038887/mutations-in-inf2-may-be-associated-with-renal-histology-other-than-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis
#2
Anja K Büscher, Nora Celebi, Peter F Hoyer, Hanns-Georg Klein, Stefanie Weber, Julia Hoefele
BACKGROUND: In 2010, INF2 mutations were associated with autosomal-dominant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), clinically presenting with moderate proteinuria in adolescence. However, in the meantime, cases with more severe clinical courses have been described, including progression to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) during childhood. INF2 mutations in patients with isolated FSGS are clustered in exons 2 to 4, encoding the diaphanous inhibitory domain, involved in the regulation of the podocyte actin cytoskeleton...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981113/cofilin1-dependent-actin-dynamics-control-drp1-mediated-mitochondrial-fission
#3
Katharina Rehklau, Lena Hoffmann, Christine B Gurniak, Martin Ott, Walter Witke, Luca Scorrano, Carsten Culmsee, Marco B Rust
Mitochondria form highly dynamic networks in which organelles constantly fuse and divide. The relevance of mitochondrial dynamics is evident from its implication in various human pathologies, including cancer or neurodegenerative, endocrine and cardiovascular diseases. Dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) is a key regulator of mitochondrial fission that oligomerizes at the mitochondrial outer membrane and hydrolyzes GTP to drive mitochondrial fragmentation. Previous studies demonstrated that DRP1 recruitment and mitochondrial fission is promoted by actin polymerization at the mitochondrial surface, controlled by the actin regulatory proteins inverted formin 2 (INF2) and Spire1C...
October 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921387/analysis-of-24-genes-reveals-a-monogenic-cause-in-11-1-of-cases-with-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-at-a-single-center
#4
Weizhen Tan, Svjetlana Lovric, Shazia Ashraf, Jia Rao, David Schapiro, Merlin Airik, Shirlee Shril, Heon Yung Gee, Michelle Baum, Ghaleb Daouk, Michael A Ferguson, Nancy Rodig, Michael J G Somers, Deborah R Stein, Asaf Vivante, Jillian K Warejko, Eugen Widmeier, Friedhelm Hildebrandt
BACKGROUND: Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) is the second most frequent cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among patients manifesting at under 25 years of age. We performed mutation analysis using a high-throughput PCR-based microfluidic technology in 24 single-gene causes of SRNS in a cohort of 72 families, who presented with SRNS before the age of 25 years. METHODS: Within an 18-month interval, we obtained DNA samples, pedigree information, and clinical information from 77 consecutive children with SRNS from 72 different families seen at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH)...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902413/frequent-genes-in-rare-diseases-panel-based-next-generation-sequencing-to-disclose-causal-mutations-in-hereditary-neuropathies
#5
Maike F Dohrn, Nicola Glöckle, Lejla Mulahasanovic, Corina Heller, Julia Mohr, Christine Bauer, Erik Riesch, Andrea Becker, Florian Battke, Konstanze Hörtnagel, Thorsten Hornemann, Saranya Suriyanarayanan, Markus Blankenburg, Jörg B Schulz, Kristl G Claeys, Burkhard Gess, Istvan Katona, Andreas Ferbert, Debora Vittore, Alexander Grimm, Stefan Wolking, Ludger Schöls, Holger Lerche, G Christoph Korenke, Dirk Fischer, Bertold Schrank, Urania Kotzaeridou, Gerhard Kurlemann, Bianca Dräger, Anja Schirmacher, Peter Young, Beate Schlotter-Weigel, Saskia Biskup
Hereditary neuropathies comprise a wide variety of chronic diseases associated to more than 80 genes identified to date. We herein examined 612 index patients with either a Charcot-Marie-Tooth phenotype, hereditary sensory neuropathy, familial amyloid neuropathy, or small fiber neuropathy using a customized multigene panel based on the next generation sequencing technique. In 121 cases (19.8%), we identified at least one putative pathogenic mutation. Of these, 54.4% showed an autosomal dominant, 33.9% an autosomal recessive, and 11...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448495/dysregulation-of-inf2-mediated-mitochondrial-fission-in-spop-mutated-prostate-cancer
#6
Xiaofeng Jin, Jie Wang, Kun Gao, Pingzhao Zhang, Longfang Yao, Yan Tang, Lisha Tang, Jian Ma, Jiantao Xiao, Enceng Zhang, Jie Zhu, Bin Zhang, Shi-Min Zhao, Yao Li, Shancheng Ren, Haojie Huang, Long Yu, Chenji Wang
Next-generation sequencing of the exome and genome of prostate cancers has identified numerous genetic alternations. SPOP (Speckle-type POZ Protein) was one of the most frequently mutated genes in primary prostate cancer, suggesting SPOP is a potential driver of prostate cancer development and progression. However, how SPOP mutations contribute to prostate cancer pathogenesis remains poorly understood. SPOP acts as an adaptor protein of the CUL3-RBX1 E3 ubiquitin ligase complex that generally recruits substrates for ubiquitination and subsequent degradation...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974406/thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-inverted-formin-2-mediated-renal-disease
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Rachel C Challis, Troels Ring, Yaobo Xu, Edwin K S Wong, Oliver Flossmann, Ian S D Roberts, Saeed Ahmed, Michael Wetherall, Giedrius Salkus, Vicky Brocklebank, Julian Fester, Lisa Strain, Valerie Wilson, Katrina M Wood, Kevin J Marchbank, Mauro Santibanez-Koref, Timothy H J Goodship, David Kavanagh
The demonstration of impaired C regulation in the thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) resulted in the successful introduction of the C inhibitor eculizumab into clinical practice. C abnormalities account for approximately 50% of aHUS cases; however, mutations in the non-C gene diacylglycerol kinase-ε have been described recently in individuals not responsive to eculizumab. We report here a family in which the proposita presented with aHUS but did not respond to eculizumab...
April 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919320/calcium-mediated-actin-reset-caar-mediates-acute-cell-adaptations
#8
Pauline Wales, Christian E Schuberth, Roland Aufschnaiter, Johannes Fels, Ireth García-Aguilar, Annette Janning, Christopher P Dlugos, Marco Schäfer-Herte, Christoph Klingner, Mike Wälte, Julian Kuhlmann, Ekaterina Menis, Laura Hockaday Kang, Kerstin C Maier, Wenya Hou, Antonella Russo, Henry N Higgs, Hermann Pavenstädt, Thomas Vogl, Johannes Roth, Britta Qualmann, Michael M Kessels, Dietmar E Martin, Bela Mulder, Roland Wedlich-Söldner
Actin has well established functions in cellular morphogenesis. However, it is not well understood how the various actin assemblies in a cell are kept in a dynamic equilibrium, in particular when cells have to respond to acute signals. Here, we characterize a rapid and transient actin reset in response to increased intracellular calcium levels. Within seconds of calcium influx, the formin INF2 stimulates filament polymerization at the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), while cortical actin is disassembled. The reaction is then reversed within a few minutes...
December 6, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770600/inf2-and-fhod-related-formins-promote-ovulation-in-the-somatic-gonad-of-c-elegans
#9
Anna Hegsted, Forrest A Wright, SarahBeth Votra, David Pruyne
Formins are regulators of actin filament dynamics. We demonstrate here that two formins, FHOD-1 and EXC-6, are important in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans for ovulation, during which actomyosin contractions push a maturing oocyte from the gonad arm into a distensible bag-like organ, the spermatheca. EXC-6, a homolog of the disease-associated mammalian formin INF2, is highly expressed in the spermatheca, where it localizes to cell-cell junctions and to circumferential actin filament bundles. Loss of EXC-6 does not noticeably affect the organization the actin filament bundles, and causes only a very modest increase in the population of junction-associated actin filaments...
December 2016: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733133/diagnosing-fsgs-without-kidney-biopsy-a-novel-inf2-mutation-in-a-family-with-esrd-of-unknown-origin
#10
Johannes Münch, Maik Grohmann, Tom H Lindner, Carsten Bergmann, Jan Halbritter
BACKGROUND: Patients on renal replacement therapy are often unaware of their underlying condition and hence suffer from so-called end-stage renal disease (ESRD) of unknown origin. However, an exact diagnosis is not only important for better estimating the prognosis, but also when preparing for kidney transplantation. Whilst patients with FSGS without a confirmed genetic cause have a high recurrence rate in the transplanted organ, patients with a mutation generally exhibit no recurrence and have a good prognosis...
October 12, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697907/a-network-of-conserved-formins-regulated-by-the-guanine-exchange-factor-exc-5-and-the-gtpase-cdc-42-modulates-tubulogenesis-in-vivo
#11
Daniel D Shaye, Iva Greenwald
The C. elegans excretory cell (EC) is a powerful model for tubulogenesis, a conserved process that requires precise cytoskeletal regulation. EXC-6, an ortholog of the disease-associated formin INF2, coordinates cell outgrowth and lumen formation during EC tubulogenesis by regulating F-actin at the tip of the growing canal and the dynamics of basolateral microtubules. EXC-6 functions in parallel with EXC-5/FGD, a predicted activator of the Rho GTPase Cdc42. Here, we identify the parallel pathway: EXC-5 functions through CDC-42 to regulate two other formins: INFT-2, another INF2 ortholog, and CYK-1, the sole ortholog of the mammalian diaphanous (mDia) family of formins...
November 15, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573339/novel-nphs2-variant-in-patients-with-familial-steroid-resistant-nephrotic-syndrome-with-early-onset-slow-progression-and-dominant-inheritance-pattern
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Maija Suvanto, Jaakko Patrakka, Timo Jahnukainen, Pia-Maria Sjöström, Matti Nuutinen, Pekka Arikoski, Janne Kataja, Marjo Kestilä, Hannu Jalanko
BACKGROUND: Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome (SRNS) is a common cause of end-stage renal disease in children but also occurs as an adult-onset condition. In a subset of SRNS patients, pathogenic variants are found in genes coding for podocyte foot process proteins. The aim of this study was to define the role of pathogenic variants in Finnish patients with familial and sporadic SRNS. METHODS: We analyzed SRNS-related genes NPHS1, NPHS2, NEPH1, ACTN4, TRPC6, INF2, WT1, CD2AP, LAMB2, and PLCE1 for disease-causing variants using direct sequencing of exons and intron/exon boundaries in all members of a family with dominant SRNS with early onset and slow progression to end-stage renal disease...
August 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27350175/mice-with-mutant-inf2-show-impaired-podocyte-and-slit-diaphragm-integrity-in-response-to-protamine-induced-kidney-injury
#13
Balajikarthick Subramanian, Hua Sun, Paul Yan, Victoria T Charoonratana, Henry N Higgs, Fang Wang, Ka-Man V Lai, David M Valenzuela, Elizabeth J Brown, Johannes S Schlöndorff, Martin R Pollak
Mutations in the INF2 (inverted formin 2) gene, encoding a diaphanous formin family protein that regulates actin cytoskeleton dynamics, cause human focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). INF2 interacts directly with certain other mammalian diaphanous formin proteins (mDia) that function as RhoA effector molecules. FSGS-causing INF2 mutations impair these interactions and disrupt the ability of INF2 to regulate Rho/Dia-mediated actin dynamics in vitro. However, the precise mechanisms by which INF2 regulates and INF2 mutations impair glomerular structure and function remain unknown...
August 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27088055/underestimated-associated-features-in-cmt-neuropathies-clinical-indicators-for-the-causative-gene
#14
Friederike Werheid, Hamid Azzedine, Eva Zwerenz, Ahmet Bozkurt, Marcus J Moeller, Lilian Lin, Michael Mull, Martin Häusler, Jörg B Schulz, Joachim Weis, Kristl G Claeys
INTRODUCTION: Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy (CMT) is a genetically heterogeneous group of peripheral neuropathies. In addition to the classical clinical phenotype, additional features can occur. METHODS: We studied a wide range of additional features in a cohort of 49 genetically confirmed CMT patients and performed a systematic literature revision. RESULTS: Patients harbored a PMP22 gene alteration (n = 28) or a mutation in MPZ (n = 11), GJB1 (n = 4), LITAF (n = 2), MFN2 (n = 2), INF2 (n = 1), NEFL (n = 1)...
April 2016: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27030671/an-mdia1-inf2-formin-activation-cascade-facilitated-by-iqgap1-regulates-stable-microtubules-in-migrating-cells
#15
Francesca Bartolini, Laura Andres-Delgado, Xiaoyi Qu, Sara Nik, Nagendran Ramalingam, Lenor Kremer, Miguel A Alonso, Gregg G Gundersen
Multiple formins regulate microtubule (MT) arrays, but whether they function individually or in a common pathway is unknown. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) stimulates the formation of stabilized detyrosinated MTs (Glu MTs) in NIH3T3 fibroblasts through RhoA and the formin mDia1. Here we show that another formin, INF2, is necessary for mDia1-mediated induction of Glu MTs and regulation of MT dynamics and that mDia1 can be bypassed by activating INF2. INF2 localized to MTs after LPA treatment in an mDia1-dependent manner, suggesting that mDia1 regulates INF2...
June 1, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26951353/familial-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-mutation-in-inverted-formin-2-mimicking-alport-syndrome
#16
I M Rood, E M H F Bongers, D Lugtenberg, I H H T Klein, E J Steenbergen, J F M Wetzels, J K J Deegens
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is one of the most common patterns of glomerular injury. FSGS can be caused by mutations in genes encoding proteins that play key roles in the function of the podocyte and glomerular basement membrane. In this case report we present a family with FSGS initially suspected to be Alport syndrome. Genetic analysis according to the Dutch guidelines of FSGS revealed a mutation in INF2.
February 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26764407/disease-causing-mutations-in-inverted-formin-2-regulate-its-binding-to-g-actin-f-actin-capping-protein-capz-%C3%AE-1-and-profilin-2
#17
Ruth Rollason, Matthew Wherlock, Jenny A Heath, Kate J Heesom, Moin A Saleem, Gavin I Welsh
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a devastating form of nephrotic syndrome which ultimately leads to end stage renal failure (ESRF). Mutations in inverted formin 2 (INF2), a member of the formin family of actin-regulating proteins, have recently been associated with a familial cause of nephrotic syndrome characterized by FSGS. INF2 is a unique formin that can both polymerize and depolymerize actin filaments. How mutations in INF2 lead to disease is unknown. In the present study, we show that three mutations associated with FSGS, E184K, S186P and R218Q, reduce INF2 auto-inhibition and increase association with monomeric actin...
January 13, 2016: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26621033/the-formins-fhod1-and-inf2-regulate-inter-and-intra-structural-contractility-of-podosomes
#18
Linda Panzer, Leona Trübe, Matthias Klose, Ben Joosten, Johan Slotman, Alessandra Cambi, Stefan Linder
Podosomes are actin-rich adhesion structures that depend on Arp2/3-complex-based actin nucleation. We now report the identification of the formins FHOD1 and INF2 as novel components and additional actin-based regulators of podosomes in primary human macrophages. FHOD1 surrounds the podosome core and is also present at podosome-connecting cables, whereas INF2 localizes at the podosome cap structure. Using a variety of microscopy-based methods; including a semiautomated podosome reformation assay, measurement of podosome oscillations, FRAP analysis of single podosomes, and structured illumination microscopy, both formins were found to regulate different aspects of podosome-associated contractility, with FHOD1 mediating actomyosin contractility between podosomes, and INF2 regulating contractile events at individual podosomes...
January 15, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26609810/actin-filaments-target-the-oligomeric-maturation-of-the-dynamin-gtpase-drp1-to-mitochondrial-fission-sites
#19
Wei-ke Ji, Anna L Hatch, Ronald A Merrill, Stefan Strack, Henry N Higgs
While the dynamin GTPase Drp1 plays a critical role during mitochondrial fission, mechanisms controlling its recruitment to fission sites are unclear. A current assumption is that cytosolic Drp1 is recruited directly to fission sites immediately prior to fission. Using live-cell microscopy, we find evidence for a different model, progressive maturation of Drp1 oligomers on mitochondria through incorporation of smaller mitochondrially-bound Drp1 units. Maturation of a stable Drp1 oligomer does not forcibly lead to fission...
November 26, 2015: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26519515/novel-localization-of-formin-mdia2-importin-%C3%AE-mediated-delivery-to-and-retention-at-the-cytoplasmic-side-of-the-nuclear-envelope
#20
Xiaowei Shao, Keiko Kawauchi, G V Shivashankar, Alexander D Bershadsky
The formin family proteins are important regulators of actin polymerization that are involved in many cellular processes. However, little is known about their specific cellular localizations. Here, we show that Diaphanous-related formin-3 (mDia2) localizes to the cytoplasmic side of the nuclear envelope. This localization of mDia2 to the nuclear rim required the presence of a nuclear localization signal (NLS) sequence at the mDia2 N-terminal. Consistent with this result, super-resolution images demonstrated that at the nuclear rim, mDia2 co-localized with the nuclear pore complexes and a nuclear transport receptor, importin β...
2015: Biology Open
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