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Gabriella de M Abreu, Débora Cristina T Valença, Mário Campos, Camilla P da Silva, João S Pereira, Marco A Araujo Leite, Ana Lucia Rosso, Denise H Nicaretta, Luiz Felipe R Vasconcellos, Delson José da Silva, Marcus V Della Coletta, Jussara M Dos Santos, Andressa P Gonçalves, Cíntia B Santos-Rebouças, Márcia M G Pimentel
INTRODUCTION: Amongst Parkinson's disease (PD) genetic factors, mutations in LRRK2, SNCA, VPS35 and GBA genes are recognized causes of PD. Nonetheless, few genetic screenings have been conducted in families with a history of PD consistent with autosomal dominant inheritance (ADPD), and their relevance to the etiology of PD has been poorly explored in Latin American populations, such as the Brazilian one, with a high degree of admixture. METHODS: In order to assess the contribution of specific mutations in LRRK2, SNCA, VPS35 and GBA genes to ADPD in Brazil, we conducted the first molecular evaluation in a cohort of 141 index cases from families with ADPD...
October 21, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Mi Suk Lee, Hyo-Jung Choi, Eui-Jung Park, Hye-Jeong Park, Tae-Hwan Kwon
Carboxyl-terminus of AQP2 (AQP2c) undergoes post-translational modifications, including phosphorylation and ubiquitination, for the regulation of aquaporin-2 (AQP2) translocation and protein abundance. We aimed to identify novel proteins interacting with AQP2c. Recombinant AQP2c protein was made in E. coli BL21 (DE3) by exploiting the pET32 TrxA fusion system. Lysates of rat kidney inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) tubule suspensions interacted with rat AQP2c bound to Ni(2+)-resin were subjected to LC-MS/MS proteomic analysis...
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
Jie Yin, Xiaocui Liu, Qing He, Lujun Zhou, Zengqiang Yuan, Siqi Zhao
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 (Trem2), an immune-modulatory receptor, is preferentially expressed in microglia of central nervous system. Trem2 might be involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease through regulating the inflammatory responses and phagocytosis of microglia. However, the intracellular trafficking of Trem2 remains unclear. In this study, we showed that Trem2 in the plasma membrane underwent endocytosis and recycling. Trem2 is internalized in a clathrin-dependent manner and then recycled back to the plasma membrane through Vps35, the key component of cargo recognition core of retromer complex, but not Rab11...
September 26, 2016: Traffic
Nobutaka Ishizu, Daishi Yui, Akira Hebisawa, Hidenori Aizawa, Wanpeng Cui, Yuko Fujita, Kenji Hashimoto, Itsuki Ajioka, Hidehiro Mizusawa, Takanori Yokota, Kei Watase
Point mutations in the vacuolar protein sorting 35 gene (VPS35) have been associated with an autosomal dominant form of late-onset Parkinson disease (PARK17), but there has been considerable debate over whether it is caused by a loss- or gain-of-function mechanism and over the intracellular target site of neurotoxicity. To investigate the pathogenesis of PARK17 in vivo, we generated Vps35 D620N knock-in (KI) mice, expressing the homologous mutant protein with endogenous patterns of expression, simultaneously with Vps35 deletion 1 (Del1) mice, which carry 1bp deletion in the exon15 of Vps35, by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering...
August 25, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
Kirsty J McMillan, Matthew Gallon, Adam P Jellett, Thomas Clairfeuille, Frances C Tilley, Ian McGough, Chris M Danson, Kate J Heesom, Kevin A Wilkinson, Brett M Collins, Peter J Cullen
The retromer complex acts as a scaffold for endosomal protein complexes that sort integral membrane proteins to various cellular destinations. The retromer complex is a heterotrimer of VPS29, VPS35, and VPS26. Two of these paralogues, VPS26A and VPS26B, are expressed in humans. Retromer dysfunction is associated with neurodegenerative disease, and recently, three VPS26A mutations (p.K93E, p.M112V, and p.K297X) were discovered to be associated with atypical parkinsonism. Here, we apply quantitative proteomics to provide a detailed description of the retromer interactome...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
Mo Zhou, Heidi Wiener, Wenjuan Su, Yong Zhou, Caroline Liot, Ian Ahearn, John F Hancock, Mark R Philips
Ras guanosine triphosphatases (GTPases) regulate signaling pathways only when associated with cellular membranes through their C-terminal prenylated regions. Ras proteins move between membrane compartments in part via diffusion-limited, fluid phase transfer through the cytosol, suggesting that chaperones sequester the polyisoprene lipid from the aqueous environment. In this study, we analyze the nature of the pool of endogenous Ras proteins found in the cytosol. The majority of the pool consists of farnesylated, but not palmitoylated, N-Ras that is associated with a high molecular weight (HMW) complex...
August 15, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
Chen Wang, Mengxi Niu, Zehua Zhou, Xiaoyuan Zheng, Lingzhi Zhang, Ye Tian, Xiaojun Yu, Guojun Bu, Huaxi Xu, Qilin Ma, Yun-Wu Zhang
Vacuolar protein sorting 35 (VPS35) is a retromer complex component regulating membrane protein trafficking and retrieval. Mutations or dysfunction of VPS35 have been linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), which is pathologically characterized by the loss of dopamine neurons in brain substantia nigra region. Dopamine plays a key role in regulating various brain physiological functions by binding to its receptors and triggering their endocytosis and signaling pathways. However, it is unclear whether there is a link between VPS35 and dopamine signaling in PD...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
Jordan Follett, Andrea Bugarcic, Zhe Yang, Nicholas Ariotti, Suzanne J Norwood, Brett M Collins, Robert G Parton, Rohan D Teasdale
Endosomal sorting is a highly orchestrated cellular process. Retromer is a heterotrimeric complex that associates with endosomal membranes and facilitates the retrograde sorting of multiple receptors, including the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate receptor for lysosomal enzymes. The cycling of retromer on and off the endosomal membrane is regulated by a network of retromer-interacting proteins. Here, we find that Parkinson disease-associated Vps35 variant, R524W, but not P316S, is a loss-of-function mutation as marked by a reduced association with this regulatory network and dysregulation of endosomal receptor sorting...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Natalie A Sims
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July 2016: EBioMedicine
Lei Xiong, Wen-Fang Xia, Fu-Lei Tang, Jin-Xiu Pan, Lin Mei, Wen-Cheng Xiong
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) plays critical, but distinct, roles in bone remodeling, including bone formation (anabolic response) and resorption (catabolic response). Although its signaling and function have been extensively investigated, it just began to be understood how distinct functions are induced by PTH activating a common receptor, the PTH type 1 receptor (PTH1R), and how PTH1R signaling is terminated. Here, we provide evidence for vacuolar protein sorting 35 (VPS35), a major component of retromer, in regulating PTH1R trafficking, turning off PTH signaling, and promoting its catabolic function...
July 2016: EBioMedicine
Ana Gorostidi, José Félix Martí-Massó, Alberto Bergareche, Mari Cruz Rodríguez-Oroz, Adolfo López de Munain, Javier Ruiz-Martínez
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, affecting millions of people. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have found >25 genetic risk factors and at least 15 loci directly associated with PD. Recent advances in new next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, such as the semiconductor-based Ion Torrent platform, make multigene sequencing cheaper, faster, and more reliable. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to test the power of this next-generation sequencing technology to analyze large samples by screening the majority of the most relevant PD-related genes known for single and compound mutations...
October 2016: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
Nadine Sowada, Barbara Stiller, Christian Kubisch
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene VPS35 encodes a component of the retromer complex which is involved in vesicle transport from endosomes to the trans-Golgi network. Yeast and human VPS35 orthologs are highly conserved and mutations in human VPS35 cause an autosomal dominant form of late-onset Parkinson disease (PD). We now show that deletion of VPS35 in yeast (vps35Δ) leads to a dose-dependent growth defect towards copper. This increased sensitivity could be rescued by transformation with yeast wild-type VPS35 but not by the expression of a construct harboring the yeast equivalent (i...
August 5, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Sandrine I Duchemin, Maria Glantz, Dirk-Jan de Koning, Marie Paulsson, Willem F Fikse
Non-coagulating (NC) milk, defined as milk not coagulating within 40 min after rennet-addition, can have a negative influence on cheese production. Its prevalence is estimated at 18% in the Swedish Red (SR) cow population. Our study aimed at identifying genomic regions and causal variants associated with NC milk in SR cows, by doing a GWAS using 777k SNP genotypes and using imputed sequences to fine map the most promising genomic region. Phenotypes were available from 382 SR cows belonging to 21 herds in the south of Sweden, from which individual morning milk was sampled...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
Diana A Olszewska, Allan McCarthy, Tim Lynch
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2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
Mitsunori Fukuda
VARP (VPS9-ankyrin-repeat protein, also known as ANKRD27) was originally identified as an N-terminal VPS9 (vacuolar protein sorting 9)-domain-containing protein that possesses guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) activity toward small GTPase Rab21 and contains two ankyrin repeat (ANKR) domains in its central region. A number of VARP-interacting molecules have been identified during the past five years, and considerable attention is now being directed to the multiple roles of VARP in endosomal trafficking...
July 2016: Traffic
Dena G Hernandez, Xylena Reed, Andrew B Singleton
Parkinson's disease is a common, progressive neurodegenerative disorder, affecting 3% of those older than 75 years of age. Clinically, Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with resting tremor, postural instability, rigidity, bradykinesia, and a good response to levodopa therapy. Over the last 15 years, numerous studies have confirmed that genetic factors contribute to the complex pathogenesis of PD. Highly penetrant mutations producing rare, monogenic forms of the disease have been discovered in singular genes such as SNCA, Parkin, DJ-1, PINK 1, LRRK2, and VPS35...
April 18, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
Lamba Omar Sangaré, Tchilabalo Dilezitoko Alayi, Benoit Westermann, Agnes Hovasse, Fabien Sindikubwabo, Isabelle Callebaut, Elisabeth Werkmeister, Frank Lafont, Christian Slomianny, Mohamed-Ali Hakimi, Alain Van Dorsselaer, Christine Schaeffer-Reiss, Stanislas Tomavo
Membrane trafficking pathways play critical roles in Apicomplexa, a phylum of protozoan parasites that cause life-threatening diseases worldwide. Here we report the first retromer-trafficking interactome in Toxoplasma gondii. This retromer complex includes a trimer Vps35-Vps26-Vps29 core complex that serves as a hub for the endosome-like compartment and parasite-specific proteins. Conditional ablation of TgVps35 reveals that the retromer complex is crucial for the biogenesis of secretory organelles and for maintaining parasite morphology...
2016: Nature Communications
Jennifer C McGarvey, Kunhong Xiao, Shanna L Bowman, Tatyana Mamonova, Qiangmin Zhang, Alessandro Bisello, W Bruce Sneddon, Juan A Ardura, Frederic Jean-Alphonse, Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, Manojkumar A Puthenveedu, Peter A Friedman
The G protein-coupled parathyroid hormone receptor (PTHR) regulates mineral-ion homeostasis and bone remodeling. Upon parathyroid hormone (PTH) stimulation, the PTHR internalizes into early endosomes and subsequently traffics to the retromer complex, a sorting platform on early endosomes that promotes recycling of surface receptors. The C terminus of the PTHR contains a type I PDZ ligand that binds PDZ domain-containing proteins. Mass spectrometry identified sorting nexin 27 (SNX27) in isolated endosomes as a PTHR binding partner...
May 20, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Celia van der Merwe, Jonathan Carr, Brigitte Glanzmann, Soraya Bardien
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder characterized by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the midbrain. To date, a number of PD-causing genes have been found, including SNCA, LRRK2, VPS35, PARK2, PINK1, DJ-1, ATP13A2, and most recently CHCHD2. Mutations in these genes range from point mutations to larger exonic rearrangements including deletions and duplications. This study aimed to detect possible copy number variation (CNV) in the known PD-causing genes in a cohort of South African patients with PD...
April 21, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Jordan Follett, Andrea Bugarcic, Brett M Collins, Rohan D Teasdale
The retromer complex is a highly conserved membrane trafficking assembly composed of three proteins - Vps26, Vps29 and Vps35 - that was identified over a decade ago in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae). Initially, mammalian retromer was shown to sort transmembrane proteins from the endosome to the trans-Golgi network (TGN), though recent work has identified a critical role for retromer in multiple trafficking pathways, including recycling to the plasma membrane and regulation of cell polarity. In recent years, genetic, cellular, pharmacological and animal model studies have identified retromer and its interacting proteins as being linked to familial forms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD)...
March 11, 2016: Current Protein & Peptide Science
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