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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928831/park2-negatively-regulates-the-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-glioblastoma-cells-via-zeb1
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894028/mtorc1-regulates-both-general-autophagy-and-mitophagy-induction-after-oxidative-phosphorylation-uncoupling
#4
Alberto Bartolomé, Ana García-Aguilar, Shun-Ichiro Asahara, Yoshiaki Kido, Carlos Guillén, Utpal B Pajvani, Manuel Benito
The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 (MTORC1) is a critical negative regulator of general autophagy. We hypothesized that MTORC1 may specifically regulate autophagic clearance of damaged mitochondria. To test this, we used cells lacking tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2 -/-), which show constitutive MTORC1 activation. TSC2 -/- cells show MTORC1-dependent impaired autophagic flux after chemical uncoupling of mitochondria, increased mitochondrial protein aging and accumulation of p62/SQSTM1 positive mitochondria...
September 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854370/generation-of-mouse-haploid-somatic-cells-by-small-molecules-for-genome-wide-genetic-screening
#5
Zheng-Quan He, Bao-Long Xia, Yu-Kai Wang, Jing Li, Gui-Hai Feng, Lin-Lin Zhang, Yu-Huan Li, Hai-Feng Wan, Tian-Da Li, Kai Xu, Xue-Wei Yuan, Yu-Fei Li, Xin-Xin Zhang, Ying Zhang, Liu Wang, Wei Li, Qi Zhou
The recent success of derivation of mammalian haploid embryonic stem cells (haESCs) has provided a powerful tool for large-scale functional analysis of the mammalian genome. However, haESCs rapidly become diploidized after differentiation, posing challenges for genetic analysis. Here, we show that the spontaneous diploidization of haESCs happens in metaphase due to mitotic slippage. Diploidization can be suppressed by small-molecule-mediated inhibition of CDK1 and ROCK. Through ROCK inhibition, we can generate haploid somatic cells of all three germ layers from haESCs, including terminally differentiated neurons...
August 29, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843361/germline-mutations-in-dna-repair-genes-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#6
Erin M Parry, Dustin L Gable, Susan E Stanley, Sara E Khalil, Valentin Antonescu, Liliana Florea, Mary Armanios
INTRODUCTION: While lung cancer is generally thought to be environmentally provoked, anecdotal familial clustering has been reported suggesting there may be genetic susceptibility factors. We systematically tested whether germline mutations in eight candidate genes may be risk factors for lung adenocarcinoma. METHODS: We studied lung adenocarcinoma cases for whom germline sequence data had been generated as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project, but that had not been previously analyzed...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830306/epigenetic-approach-to-early-onset-parkinson-s-disease-low-methylation-status-of-snca-and-park2-promoter-regions
#7
Isil Ezgi Eryilmaz, Gulsah Cecener, Sevda Erer, Unal Egeli, Berrin Tunca, Mehmet Zarifoglu, Bulent Elibol, Ayse Bora Tokcaer, Esen Saka, Meltem Demirkiran, Cenk Akbostanci, Okan Dogu, Beril Colakoglu, Gulay Kenangil, Hakan Kaleagasi
Background and aim The effect of epigenetic modifications in the genes related to Parkinson's disease (PD) is still unclear. In the present study, we investigated methylation status of SNCA and PARK2 genes in patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease (EOPD). Materials and methods The promoter region methylation status of SNCA and PARK2 genes was evaluated by methylation specific-PCR (MSP) in 91 patients with EOPD and 52 healthy individuals. Results The methylation of SNCA and PARK2 promoter regions were significantly lower in EOPD patients compared to the control group (P = 0...
August 22, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826884/reduced-expression-of-park2-in-manganese-exposed-smelting-workers
#8
Ximin Fan, Ying Luo, Qiyuan Fan, Wei Zheng
Manganese (Mn) is widely used in modern industries. Occupational exposure to Mn is known to cause clinical syndromes similar, but not identical to, Parkinson's disease. This human cohort study was designed to investigate if workers exposed to Mn altered the PARK2 gene expression, leading to Mn-induced neurotoxicity. Workers (n=26) occupationally exposed to Mn were recruited from a Mn-iron (Fe) alloy smelter, and control workers (n=20) without Mn-exposure were from an Fe smelter from Zunyi City in China. Subjects were matched with socioeconomic status and background for environmental factors...
August 18, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820284/bnip3l-nix-mediated-mitophagy-protects-against-ischemic-brain-injury-independent-of-park2
#9
Yang Yuan, Yanrong Zheng, Xiangnan Zhang, Ying Chen, Xiaoli Wu, Jiaying Wu, Zhe Shen, Lei Jiang, Lu Wang, Wei Yang, Jianhong Luo, Zhenghong Qin, Weiwei Hu, Zhong Chen
Cerebral ischemia induces massive mitochondrial damage. These damaged mitochondria are cleared, thus attenuating brain injury, by mitophagy. Here, we identified the involvement of BNIP3L/NIX in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion (I-R)-induced mitophagy. Bnip3l knockout (bnip3l(-/-)) impaired mitophagy and aggravated cerebral I-R injury in mice, which can be rescued by BNIP3L overexpression. The rescuing effects of BNIP3L overexpression can be observed in park2(-/-) mice, which showed mitophagy deficiency after I-R...
August 18, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812939/removing-dysfunctional-mitochondria-from-axons-independent-of-mitophagy-under-pathophysiological-conditions
#10
Mei-Yao Lin, Xiu-Tang Cheng, Yuxiang Xie, Qian Cai, Zu-Hang Sheng
Chronic mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in major neurodegenerative diseases. Long-term cumulative pathological stress leads to axonal accumulation of damaged mitochondria. Therefore, the early removal of defective mitochondria from axons constitutes a critical step of mitochondrial quality control. We recently investigated the axonal mitochondrial response to mild stress in wild-type neurons and chronic mitochondrial defects in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)- and Alzheimer disease (AD)-linked neurons...
August 16, 2017: Autophagy
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
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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/28744025/genetic-loci-associated-with-an-earlier-age-at-onset-in-multiplex-schizophrenia
#12
Annemarie L Woolston, Po-Chang Hsiao, Po-Hsiu Kuo, Shi-Heng Wang, Yin-Ju Lien, Chih-Min Liu, Hai-Gwo Hwu, Tzu-Pin Lu, Eric Y Chuang, Li-Ching Chang, Chien-Hsiun Chen, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Ming T Tsuang, Wei J Chen
An earlier age at onset (AAO) has been associated with greater genetic loadings in schizophrenia. This study aimed to identify modifier loci associated with an earlier AAO of schizophrenia. A genome-wide association analysis (GWAS) was conducted in 94 schizophrenia probands with the earliest AAO and 91 with the latest AAO. Candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were then genotyped in the co-affected siblings and unrelated probands. Multi-SNP genetic risk scores (GRS) composed of the candidate loci were used to distinguish patients with an early or late AAO...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716221/parkin-mutation-may-be-associated-with-serious-akinesia-in-a-patient-with-parkinson-s-disease
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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/28701861/a-preliminary-genome-wide-association-study-of-pain-related-fear-implications-for-orofacial-pain
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Cameron L Randall, Casey D Wright, Jonathan M Chernus, Daniel W McNeil, Eleanor Feingold, Richard J Crout, Katherine Neiswanger, Robert J Weyant, John R Shaffer, Mary L Marazita
BACKGROUND: Acute and chronic orofacial pain can significantly impact overall health and functioning. Associations between fear of pain and the experience of orofacial pain are well-documented, and environmental, behavioral, and cognitive components of fear of pain have been elucidated. Little is known, however, regarding the specific genes contributing to fear of pain. METHODS: A genome-wide association study (GWAS; N = 990) was performed to identify plausible genes that may predispose individuals to various levels of fear of pain...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
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/28672806/phenotypic-discordance-in-siblings-with-identical-compound-heterozygous-park2-mutations
#16
David Isaacs, Daniel Claassen, Aaron B Bowman, Peter Hedera
PARK2 mutations are the most common cause of early-onset Parkinson's disease. No genotype-phenotype correlation exists, and phenotypic variability is quite common. We report two siblings with confirmed identical compound heterozygous mutations in the PARK2 gene manifesting strikingly different phenotypes. The older brother demonstrated marked parkinsonism by his mid-20's, whereas the younger brother developed exercise-induced dystonia in his mid-30's with no subsequent clinical progression, highlighting the clinical heterogeneity of the disease and implying the role of other genetic and/or environmental factors in disease progression...
June 24, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656059/parkin-knockout-inhibits-neuronal-development-via-regulation-of-proteasomal-degradation-of-p21
#17
Mi Hee Park, Hwa-Jeong Lee, Hye Lim Lee, Dong Ju Son, Jung Hoon Ju, Byung Kook Hyun, Sung Hee Jung, Ju-Kyoung Song, Dong Hun Lee, Chul Ju Hwang, Sang Bae Han, Sanghyeon Kim, Jin Tae Hong
PARK2 encodes for the E3 ubiquitin ligase parkin and is implicated in the development of Parkinson's disease (PD). Although the neuroprotective role of parkin is well known, the mechanism of PARK2's function in neural stem differentiation has not yet been thoroughly studied. Co-expressions network analysis showed that synaptosomal-associated protein 25 (SNAP-25) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) were positively correlated with parkin, but negatively correlated with p21 in human patient brain. We investigated a link between the ubiquitin E3 ligase parkin and proteasomal degradation of p21 for the control of neural stem cell differentiation...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640253/a-role-for-tspo-in-mitochondrial-ca-2-homeostasis-and-redox-stress-signaling
#18
Jemma Gatliff, Daniel A East, Aarti Singh, Maria Soledad Alvarez, Michele Frison, Ivana Matic, Caterina Ferraina, Natalie Sampson, Federico Turkheimer, Michelangelo Campanella
The 18 kDa translocator protein TSPO localizes on the outer mitochondrial membrane (OMM). Systematically overexpressed at sites of neuroinflammation it is adopted as a biomarker of brain conditions. TSPO inhibits the autophagic removal of mitochondria by limiting PARK2-mediated mitochondrial ubiquitination via a peri-organelle accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here we describe that TSPO deregulates mitochondrial Ca(2+) signaling leading to a parallel increase in the cytosolic Ca(2+) pools that activate the Ca(2+)-dependent NADPH oxidase (NOX) thereby increasing ROS...
June 22, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620835/twenty-years-since-the-discovery-of-the-parkin-gene
#19
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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/28603669/combining-multi-dimensional-data-to-identify-key-genes-and-pathways-in-gastric-cancer
#20
Wu Ren, Wei Li, Daguang Wang, Shuofeng Hu, Jian Suo, Xiaomin Ying
Gastric cancer is an aggressive cancer that is often diagnosed late. Early detection and treatment require a better understanding of the molecular pathology of the disease. The present study combined data on gene expression and regulatory levels (microRNA, methylation, copy number) with the aim of identifying key genes and pathways for gastric cancer. Data used in this study was retrieved from The Cancer Genomic Atlas. Differential analyses between gastric cancer and normal tissues were carried out using Limma...
2017: PeerJ
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