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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330382/sesn2-facilitates-mitophagy-by-helping-parkin-translocation-through-ulk1-mediated-beclin1-phosphorylation
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Ashish Kumar, Chandrima Shaha
Mitophagy, the selective degradation of mitochondria by autophagy, is crucial for the maintenance of healthy mitochondrial pool in cells. The critical event in mitophagy is the translocation of cytosolic Parkin, a ubiquitin ligase, to the surface of defective mitochondria. This study elucidates a novel role of SESN2/Sestrin2, a stress inducible protein, in mitochondrial translocation of PARK2/Parkin during mitophagy. The data demonstrates that SESN2 downregulation inhibits BECN1/Beclin1 and Parkin interaction, thereby preventing optimum mitochondrial accumulation of Parkin...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329938/pipeline-to-gene-discovery-analysing-familial-parkinsonism-in-the-queensland-parkinson-s-project
#2
Steven R Bentley, Stephanie Bortnick, Ilaria Guella, Javed Y Fowdar, Peter A Silburn, Stephen A Wood, Matthew J Farrer, George D Mellick
INTRODUCTION: Family based study designs provide an informative resource to identify disease-causing mutations. The Queensland Parkinson's Project (QPP) has been involved in numerous genetic screening studies; however, details of the families enrolled into the register have not been comprehensively reported. This article characterises the families enrolled in the QPP and summarises monogenic forms of hereditary Parkinsonism found in the register. METHOD: The presence of pathogenic point mutations and copy number variations (CNVs) were, generally, screened in a sample of over 1000 PD patients from the total of 1725...
January 3, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323027/micrornas-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-emerging-therapeutic-targets
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Bridget Martinez, Philip V Peplow
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder, with the clinical main symptoms caused by a loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra, corpus striatum and brain cortex. Over 90% of patients with PD have sporadic PD and occur in people with no known family history of the disorder. Currently there is no cure for PD. Treatment with medications to increase dopamine relieves the symptoms but does not slow down or reverse the damage to neurons in the brain. Increasing evidence points to inflammation as a chief mediator of PD with inflammatory response mechanisms, involving microglia and leukocytes, activated following loss of dopaminergic neurons...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321664/mitochondrial-fission-and-mitophagy-depend-on-cofilin-mediated-actin-depolymerization-activity-at-the-mitochondrial-fission-site
#4
Guo-Bing Li, Hong-Wei Zhang, Ruo-Qiu Fu, Xiao-Ye Hu, Lei Liu, Yu-Nong Li, Yan-Xia Liu, Xin Liu, Jin-Jiao Hu, Qin Deng, Qing-Song Luo, Rong Zhang, Ning Gao
Mitochondria fission and mitophagy are fundamentally crucial to cellular physiology and play important roles in cancer progression. Developing a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying mitochondrial fission and mitophagy will provide novel strategies for cancer prevention and treatment. Actin has been shown to participate in mitochondrial fission and mitophagy regulation. Cofilin is best known as an actin-depolymerizing factor. However, the molecular mechanism by which cofilin regulates mitochondrial fission and mitophagy remains largely unknown...
January 11, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229897/integrative-analysis-to-identify-common-genetic-markers-of-metabolic-syndrome-dementia-and-diabetes
#5
Weihong Zhang, Linlin Xin, Ying Lu
BACKGROUND Emerging data have established links between systemic metabolic dysfunction, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS), with neurocognitive impairment, including dementia. The common gene signature and the associated signaling pathways of MetS, diabetes, and dementia have not been widely studied. MATERIAL AND METHODS We exploited the translational bioinformatics approach to choose the common gene signatures for both dementia and MetS. For this we employed "DisGeNET discovery platform". RESULTS Gene mining analysis revealed that a total of 173 genes (86 genes common to all three diseases) which comprised a proportion of 43% of the total genes associated with dementia...
December 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222404/lack-of-parkin-anticipates-the-phenotype-and-affects-mitochondrial-morphology-and-mtdna-levels-in-a-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#6
Milena Pinto, Nadee Nissanka, Carlos T Moraes
PARK2 is the most common gene mutated in monogenic recessive familial cases of Parkinson's disease (PD). Pathogenic mutations cause a loss of function of the encoded protein Parkin. ParkinKO mice, however, poorly represent human PD symptoms as they only exhibit mild motor phenotypes, minor dopamine metabolism abnormalities, and no signs of dopaminergic neurodegeneration. Parkin has been shown to participate in mitochondrial turnover, by targeting damaged mitochondria, with low membrane potential, to mitophagy...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209642/park2-loss-promotes-cancer-progression-via-redox-mediated-inactivation-of-pten
#7
Amit Gupta, Sara Anjomani-Virmouni, Nikos Koundouros, George Poulogiannis
Cancer and Parkinson disease (PD) derive from distinct alterations in cellular processes, yet there are pathogenic mutations that are unequivocally linked to both diseases. Here we expand on our recent findings that loss of parkin RBR E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (PRKN, best known as PARK2)-which is genetically linked to PD-promotes cancer progression via redox-mediated inactivation of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) by S-nitrosylation.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172924/pink1-prkn-park2-pathway-of-mitophagy-is-activated-to-protect-against-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#8
Chengyuan Tang, Hailong Han, Mingjuan Yan, Shiyao Zhu, Jing Liu, Zhiwen Liu, Liyu He, Jieqiong Tan, Yu Liu, Hong Liu, Lin Sun, Shaobin Duan, Youming Peng, Fuyou Liu, Xiao-Ming Yin, Zhuohua Zhang, Zheng Dong
Damaged or dysfunctional mitochondria are toxic to the cell by producing reactive oxygen species and releasing cell death factors. Therefore, timely removal of these organelles is critical to cellular homeostasis and viability. Mitophagy is the mechanism of selective degradation of mitochondria via autophagy. The significance of mitophagy in kidney diseases, including ischemic acute kidney injury (AKI), has yet to be established, and the involved pathway of mitophagy remains poorly understood. Here, we show that mitophagy is induced in renal proximal tubular cells in both in vitro and in vivo models of ischemic AKI...
November 26, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166608/s-nitrosylation-of-pink1-attenuates-pink1-parkin-dependent-mitophagy-in-hipsc-based-parkinson-s-disease-models
#9
Chang-Ki Oh, Abdullah Sultan, Joseph Platzer, Nima Dolatabadi, Frank Soldner, Daniel B McClatchy, Jolene K Diedrich, John R Yates, Rajesh Ambasudhan, Tomohiro Nakamura, Rudolf Jaenisch, Stuart A Lipton
Mutations in PARK6 (PINK1) and PARK2 (Parkin) are linked to rare familial cases of Parkinson's disease (PD). Mutations in these genes result in pathological dysregulation of mitophagy, contributing to neurodegeneration. Here, we report that environmental factors causing a specific posttranslational modification on PINK1 can mimic these genetic mutations. We describe a molecular mechanism for impairment of mitophagy via formation of S-nitrosylated PINK1 (SNO-PINK1). Mitochondrial insults simulating age- or environmental-related stress lead to increased SNO-PINK1, inhibiting its kinase activity...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160309/structure-of-pink1-in-complex-with-its-substrate-ubiquitin
#10
Alexander F Schubert, Christina Gladkova, Els Pardon, Jane L Wagstaff, Stefan M V Freund, Jan Steyaert, Sarah L Maslen, David Komander
Autosomal recessive juvenile Parkinsonism (AR-JP) is caused by mutations in a number of PARK genes, in particular in the E3 ubiquitin ligase Parkin (PARK2), and in its upstream protein kinase PINK1 (PARK6). PINK1 phosphorylates ubiquitin and the Parkin ubiquitin-like domain on structurally protected Ser65 to trigger mitophagy. We here report a crystal structure of a nanobody-stabilised complex between Pediculus humanus corporis (Ph)PINK1 with ubiquitin in the 'C-terminally retracted' (Ub-CR) conformation. The structure reveals many peculiarities of PINK1, including the architecture of the C-terminal region, and reveals how the PINK1 N-lobe binds ubiquitin via a unique insertion...
October 30, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112159/mir-1224-5p-mediates-mitochondrial-damage-to-affect-silica-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-targeting-becn1
#11
Qiuyun Wu, Tiantian Xu, Yi Liu, Yan Li, Jiali Yuan, Wenxi Yao, Qi Xu, Weiwen Yan, Chunhui Ni
Silicosis is associated with fibroblast proliferation and extracellular matrix deposition in lung tissues. The dysregulation of miR-1224-5p has been implicated in several human cancers; however, the expression and function of miR-1224-5p in silicosis is unknown. The mitochondrial dysfunctions play critical roles in some diseases, but how these processes are regulated in silicosis remains limited. Here, we explored the role of miR-1224-5p in a mouse model of silicosis. We showed that the expression of miR-1224-5p is increased both in lung tissues of silica-induced pulmonary fibrosis and fibroblasts exposed to TGF-β1...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040870/parkin-absence-accelerates-microtubule-aging-in-dopaminergic-neurons
#12
Daniele Cartelli, Alida Amadeo, Alessandra Maria Calogero, Francesca Vittoria Marialuisa Casagrande, Carmelita De Gregorio, Mariarosa Gioria, Naoko Kuzumaki, Ilaria Costa, Jenny Sassone, Andrea Ciammola, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideyuki Okano, Stefano Goldwurm, Laurent Roybon, Gianni Pezzoli, Graziella Cappelletti
Loss-of-function caused by mutations in the parkin gene (PARK2) lead to early-onset familial Parkinson's disease. Recently, mechanistic studies proved the ability of parkin in regulating mitochondria homeostasis and microtubule (MT) stability. Looking at these systems during aging of PARK2 knockout mice, we found that loss of parkin induced an accelerated (over)acetylation of MT system both in dopaminergic neuron cell bodies and fibers, localized in the substantia nigra and corpus striatum, respectively. Interestingly, in PARK2 knockout mice, changes of MT stability preceded the alteration of mitochondria transport...
September 20, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020610/neonatal-c57bl-6j-and-parkin-mice-respond-differently-following-developmental-manganese-exposure-result-of-a-high-dose-pilot-study
#13
Melanie L Foster, Thomas B Bartnikas, Hailey C Maresca-Fichter, Courtney Mercadante, Miriam Dash, Chelsea Miller, David C Dorman
It has been suggested that childhood exposure to neurotoxicants may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) or other neurodegenerative disease in adults. Some recessive forms of PD have been linked to loss-of-function mutations in the Park2 gene that encodes for parkin. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate whether responses to neonatal manganese (Mn) exposure differ in mice with a Park2 gene defect (parkin mice) when compared with a wildtype strain (C57BL/6J). Neonatal parkin and C57BL/6J littermates were randomly assigned to 0, 11, or 25mg Mn/kg-day dose groups with oral exposures occurring from postnatal day (PND) 1 through PND 28...
October 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984592/tomm40-and-apoe-gene-expression-and-cognitive-decline-in-japanese-alzheimer-s-disease-subjects
#14
Ayano Mise, Yuta Yoshino, Kiyohiro Yamazaki, Yuki Ozaki, Tomoko Sao, Taku Yoshida, Takaaki Mori, Yoko Mori, Shinichiro Ochi, Jun-Ichi Iga, Shu-Ichi Ueno
BACKGROUND: TOMM40 is located on chromosome 19, is in linkage disequilibrium with apolipoprotein E (APOE), andis reported in several genome-wide association studies to be associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: Assess APOE and TOM40 and mitochondrial genes as blood biomarkers for AD. METHODS: We examined TOMM40, PTEN-induced putative kinase 1 (PINK1), Parkin RBR E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (PARK2), and APOE mRNA expression in relation to the methylation rates of CpG sites in the upstream region of TOMM40exon 1 in peripheral leukocytes and TOMM40523 polyT genotypes in 60 AD and age- and sex-matched control subjects...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976966/hippo-pathway-deficiency-reverses-systolic-heart-failure-after-infarction
#15
John P Leach, Todd Heallen, Min Zhang, Mahdis Rahmani, Yuka Morikawa, Matthew C Hill, Ana Segura, James T Willerson, James F Martin
Mammalian organs vary widely in regenerative capacity. Poorly regenerative organs, such as the heart are particularly vulnerable to organ failure. Once established, heart failure commonly results in mortality. The Hippo pathway, a kinase cascade that prevents adult cardiomyocyte proliferation and regeneration, is upregulated in human heart failure. Here we show that deletion of the Hippo pathway component Salvador (Salv) in mouse hearts with established ischaemic heart failure after myocardial infarction induces a reparative genetic program with increased scar border vascularity, reduced fibrosis, and recovery of pumping function compared with controls...
October 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959184/mitophagy-failure-in-fibroblasts-and-ipsc-derived-neurons-of-alzheimer-s-disease-associated-presenilin-1-mutation
#16
Patricia Martín-Maestro, Ricardo Gargini, Andrew A Sproul, Esther García, Luis C Antón, Scott Noggle, Ottavio Arancio, Jesús Avila, Vega García-Escudero
Familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) is clearly related with the accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) and its deleterious effect on mitochondrial function is well established. Anomalies in autophagy have also been described in these patients. In the present work, functional analyses have been performed to study mitochondrial recycling process in patient-derived fibroblasts and neurons from induced pluripotent stem cells harboring the presenilin 1 mutation A246E. Mitophagy impairment was observed due to a diminished autophagy degradation phase associated with lysosomal anomalies, thus causing the accumulation of dysfunctional mitochondria labeled by Parkin RBR E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (PARK2)...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945247/structural-basis-for-specific-cleavage-of-lys6-linked-polyubiquitin-chains-by-usp30
#17
Yusuke Sato, Kei Okatsu, Yasushi Saeki, Koji Yamano, Noriyuki Matsuda, Ai Kaiho, Atsushi Yamagata, Sakurako Goto-Ito, Minoru Ishikawa, Yuichi Hashimoto, Keiji Tanaka, Shuya Fukai
Parkin ubiquitin (Ub) ligase (also known as PARK2) ubiquitinates damaged mitochondria for their clearance and quality control. USP30 deubiquitinase opposes parkin-mediated Ub-chain formation on mitochondria by preferentially cleaving Lys6-linked Ub chains. Here, we report the crystal structure of zebrafish USP30 in complex with a Lys6-linked diubiquitin (diUb or Ub2) at 1.87-Å resolution. The distal Ub-recognition mechanism of USP30 is similar to those of other USP family members, whereas Phe4 and Thr12 of the proximal Ub are recognized by a USP30-specific surface...
November 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928831/park2-negatively-regulates-the-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-glioblastoma-cells-via-zeb1
#18
Haiyang Wang, Zhenfeng Jiang, Meng Na, Haitao Ge, Chongyang Tang, Hong Shen, Zhiguo Lin
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), one of the most aggressive human malignant brain tumors, is induced by multiple complex pathological mechanisms. The main cause of mortality in patients with GBM is the invasion-metastasis cascade of tumor cells. The dysfunction of Parkinson protein 2 E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (PARK2) is closely linked with the development of certain human cancers. However, whether PARK2 is associated with metastasis in GBM remains unknown. The present study demonstrated that the metastasis and invasion of U87 cells were significantly repressed by PARK2 overexpression...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914586/presenilins-at-the-crossroad-of-a-functional-interplay-between-park2-parkin-and-pink1-to-control-mitophagy-implication-for-neurodegenerative-diseases
#19
Frédéric Checler, Thomas Goiran, Cristine Alves da Costa
Autophagic and mitophagic defects are consistently observed in Alzheimer's disease-affected brains. However, the mechanistic defects underlying these anatomical lesions remained unexplained. We have delineated a molecular cascade by which PSEN1 and PSEN2 (presenilins 1 and 2) control PINK1 transcription and function by an AICD-mediated FOXO3a-dependent mechanism. Further, we establish that PARK2 (parkin) acts upstream to PINK1 and regulates its function by a PSEN-dependent mechanism. Our study thus demonstrates a functional interplay between PSEN and PINK1 and establishes a feedback process by which PARK2 and PINK1 could control mitochondrial dysfunction and autophagic processes in various neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases...
September 15, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913705/variable-park2-mutations-cause-early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-in-a-small-restricted-population
#20
Shay Ben-Shachar, Zaid Afawi, Rafik Masalha, Samih Badarny, Tova Neiman, Dina Pavzner, Anat Bar-Shira, Avi Orr-Urtreger
Early-onset Parkinson's disease (EOPD) is less common than the typical adult-onset PD and may be associated with a genetic etiology. Mutations in several genes are known to cause autosomal recessive (AR) PD. This study aimed to detect the etiology of EOPD in consanguineous families or families living in a specific small geographic region in Israel. Six families with EOPD affecting more than a single individual were recruited. Homozygous mapping analysis using a single-nucleotide polymorphism-based array was performed in all families, followed by Sanger sequencing of related genes based on the mapping results...
October 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
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