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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521611/sgpl1-sphingosine-phosphate-lyase-1-modulates-neuronal-autophagy-via-phosphatidylethanolamine-production
#1
Daniel N Mitroi, Indulekha Karunakaran, Markus Gräler, Julie D Saba, Dan Ehninger, María Dolores Ledesma, Gerhild van Echten-Deckert
Macroautophagy/autophagy defects have been identified as critical factors underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. The roles of the bioactive signaling lipid sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and its catabolic enzyme SGPL1/SPL (sphingosine phosphate lyase 1) in autophagy are increasingly recognized. Here we provide in vitro and in vivo evidence for a previously unidentified route through which SGPL1 modulates autophagy in neurons. SGPL1 cleaves S1P into ethanolamine phosphate, which is directed toward the synthesis of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) that anchors LC3-I to phagophore membranes in the form of LC3-II...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511254/genetic-forms-of-parkinson-s-disease
#2
Christine Y Kim, Roy N Alcalay
One of the greatest advances in Parkinson's disease (PD) research in the past two decades has been a better understanding of PD genetics. Of the many candidate genes investigated, the best studied include LRRK2, SNCA, VPS35, Parkin, PINK1, and DJ1. The authors review the key clinical features of these monogenic forms, as well as for the prevalent risk factor gene, GBA, including the phenotype, clinical course, and treatment response. They also outline areas for future investigation: longitudinal studies of PD's clinical course, the identification of its premotor manifestations, and its specific mechanisms of pathogenicity...
April 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477284/holocranohistochemistry-enables-the-visualization-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-expression-in-the-murine-olfactory-system-and-discovery-of-its-systemic-anti-microbial-effects
#3
Julianna J Tomlinson, Bojan Shutinoski, Li Dong, Fanyi Meng, Dina Elleithy, Nathalie A Lengacher, Angela P Nguyen, Greg O Cron, Qiubo Jiang, Erik D Roberson, Robert L Nussbaum, Nour K Majbour, Omar M El-Agnaf, Steffany A Bennett, Diane C Lagace, John M Woulfe, Subash Sad, Earl G Brown, Michael G Schlossmacher
Braak and Del Tredici have proposed that typical Parkinson disease (PD) has its origins in the olfactory bulb and gastrointestinal tract. However, the role of the olfactory system has insufficiently been explored in the pathogeneses of PD and Alzheimer disease (AD) in laboratory models. Here, we demonstrate applications of a new method to process mouse heads for microscopy by sectioning, mounting, and staining whole skulls ('holocranohistochemistry'). This technique permits the visualization of the olfactory system from the nasal cavity to mitral cells and dopamine-producing interneurons of glomeruli in the olfactory bulb...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458632/the-monoamine-brainstem-reticular-formation-as-a-paradigm-for-re-defining-various-phenotypes-of-parkinson-s-disease-owing-genetic-and-anatomical-specificity
#4
REVIEW
Stefano Gambardella, Rosangela Ferese, Francesca Biagioni, Carla L Busceti, Rosa Campopiano, Anna M P Griguoli, Fiona Limanaqi, Giuseppe Novelli, Marianna Storto, Francesco Fornai
The functional anatomy of the reticular formation (RF) encompasses a constellation of brain regions which are reciprocally connected to sub-serve a variety of functions. Recent evidence indicates that neuronal degeneration within one of these regions spreads synaptically along brainstem circuitries. This is exemplified by the recruitment of various brainstem reticular nuclei in specific Parkinson's disease (PD) phenotypes, and by retrospective analysis of lethargic post-encephalitic parkinsonism. In fact, the spreading to various monoamine reticular nuclei can be associated with occurrence of specific motor and non-motor symptoms (NMS)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445713/deregulation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-parkinson-s-disease-insight-from-epigenetic-structure-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-snca
#5
REVIEW
Subhrangshu Guhathakurta, Eugene Bok, Baggio A Evangelista, Yoon-Seong Kim
Understanding regulation of α-synuclein has long been a central focus for Parkinson's disease (PD) researchers. Accumulation of this protein in the Lewy body or neurites, mutations in the coding region of the gene and strong association of α-synuclein encoding gene multiplication (duplication/triplication) with familial form of PD have indicated the importance of this molecule in pathogenesis of the disease. Several years of research identified many potential faulty pathways associated with accumulation of α-synuclein inside dopaminergic neurons and its transmission to neighboring ones...
April 23, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431219/genetic-analysis-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-3-untranslated-region-and-its-corresponding-micrornas-in-relation-to-parkinson-s-compared-to-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
#6
Lidia Tagliafierro, Omolara-Chinue Glenn, Madison E Zamora, Thomas G Beach, Randy L Woltjer, Michael W Lutz, Ornit Chiba-Falek
INTRODUCTION: The α-synuclein (SNCA) gene has been implicated in the etiology of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). METHODS: A computational analysis of SNCA 3' untranslated region to identify potential microRNA (miRNA) binding sites and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to determine their expression in isogenic induced pluripotent stem cell-derived dopaminergic and cholinergic neurons as a model of PD and DLB, respectively, were performed...
April 18, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429747/imaging-genetics-approach-to-parkinson-s-disease-and-its-correlation-with-clinical-score
#7
Mansu Kim, Jonghoon Kim, Seung-Hak Lee, Hyunjin Park
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder associated with both underlying genetic factors and neuroimaging findings. Existing neuroimaging studies related to the genome in PD have mostly focused on certain candidate genes. The aim of our study was to construct a linear regression model using both genetic and neuroimaging features to better predict clinical scores compared to conventional approaches. We obtained neuroimaging and DNA genotyping data from a research database. Connectivity analysis was applied to identify neuroimaging features that could differentiate between healthy control (HC) and PD groups...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413000/derivation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-lines-from-tyrosine-hydroxylase-reporter-mice-crossed-with-a-human-snca-transgenic-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Margarita Chumarina, Carla Azevedo, Julie Bigarreau, Clémentine Vignon, Kwang-Soo Kim, Jia-Yi Li, Laurent Roybon
Mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC) lines were derived by crossing heterozygous transgenic (tg) mice expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) under the control of the rat tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) promoter, with homozygous alpha-synuclein (aSYN) mice expressing human mutant SNCA(A53T) under the control of the mouse Prion promoter (MoPrP), or wildtype (WT) mice. The expression of GFP and human aSYN was validated by immunocytochemistry in midbrain neuron cultures upon differentiation of mESC lines using stromal cell-derived inducing activity...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412655/parkinson-s-disease-and-pesticides-a-meta-analysis-of-disease-connection-and-genetic-alterations
#9
Hussien Ahmed, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abushouk, Mohamed Gabr, Ahmed Negida, Mohamed M Abdel-Daim
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a globally prevalent, multifactorial disorder that occurs due to interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Observational studies have shown a link between exposure to pesticides and the risk of PD. We performed this study to systemically review published case-control studies and estimate quantitatively the association between pesticide exposure and PD. We searched Medline (through PubMed) for eligible case-control studies. The association between pesticide exposure and PD risk or occurrence of certain genetic alterations, related to the pathogenesis of PD was presented as odds ratios (OR) and pooled under the random effects model, using the statistical add-in (MetaXL, version 5...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409245/snca-3-utr-genetic-variants-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder
#10
M Toffoli, E Dreussi, E Cecchin, M Valente, N Sanvilli, M Montico, S Gagno, M Garziera, M Polano, M Savarese, G Calandra-Buonaura, F Placidi, M Terzaghi, G Toffoli, G L Gigli
REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is an early marker of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, it is still unclear which patients with RBD will eventually develop PD. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of alpha-synuclein (SNCA) have been associated with PD, but at present, no data is available about RBD. The 3'UTR hosts regulatory regions involved in gene expression control, such as microRNA binding sites. The aim of this study was to determine RBD specific genetic features associated to an increased risk of progression to PD, by sequencing of the SNCA-3'UTR in patients with "idiopathic" RBD (iRBD) and in patients with PD...
April 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399184/genetic-factors-influencing-frontostriatal-dysfunction-and-the-development-of-dementia-in-parkinson-s-disease
#11
Ismael Huertas, Silvia Jesús, Francisco Javier García-Gómez, José Antonio Lojo, Inmaculada Bernal-Bernal, Marta Bonilla-Toribio, Juan Francisco Martín-Rodriguez, David García-Solís, Pilar Gómez-Garre, Pablo Mir
The dual syndrome hypothesis for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) establishes a dichotomy between a frontrostriatal dopamine-mediated syndrome, which leads to executive deficits, and a posterior cortical syndrome, which leads to dementia. Certain genes have been linked to these syndromes although the exact contribution is still controversial. The study's objective was to investigate the role of APOE, MAPT, COMT, SNCA and GBA genes in the dual syndromes. We genotyped APOE (rs429358 and rs7412), MAPT (rs9468), COMT (rs4680) and SNCA (rs356219) risk polymorphisms and sequenced GBA in a cohort of 298 PD patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374838/a-novel-tool-for-monitoring-endogenous-alpha-synuclein-transcription-by-nanoluciferase-tag-insertion-at-the-3-end-using-crispr-cas9-genome-editing-technique
#12
Sambuddha Basu, Levi Adams, Subhrangshu Guhathakurta, Yoon-Seong Kim
α-synuclein (α-SYN) is a major pathologic contributor to Parkinson's disease (PD). Multiplication of α-SYN encoding gene (SNCA) is correlated with early onset of the disease underlining the significance of its transcriptional regulation. Thus, monitoring endogenous transcription of SNCA is of utmost importance to understand PD pathology. We developed a stable cell line expressing α-SYN endogenously tagged with NanoLuc luciferase reporter using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing. This allows efficient measurement of transcriptional activity of α-SYN in its native epigenetic landscape which is not achievable using exogenous transfection-based luciferase reporter assays...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373279/a-sensitive-assay-reveals-structural-requirements-for-alpha-synuclein-fibril-growth
#13
Dhruva D Dhavale, Christina Tsai, Devika P Bagchi, Laura A Engel, Jonathan Sarezky, Paul T Kotzbauer
The accumulation of alpha-synuclein (α-syn) fibrils in neuronal inclusions is the defining pathological process in Parkinson disease (PD). A pathogenic role for α-syn fibril accumulation is supported by the identification of dominantly inherited α-syn (SNCA) gene mutations in rare cases of familial PD. Fibril formation involves a spontaneous nucleation event in which soluble α-syn monomers associate to form seeds, followed by fibril growth during which monomeric α-syn molecules sequentially associate with existing seeds...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362802/comparison-of-independent-screens-on-differentially-vulnerable-motor-neurons-reveals-alpha-synuclein-as-a-common-modifier-in-motor-neuron-diseases
#14
Rachel A Kline, Kevin A Kaifer, Erkan Y Osman, Francesco Carella, Ariana Tiberi, Jolill Ross, Giuseppa Pennetta, Christian L Lorson, Lyndsay M Murray
The term "motor neuron disease" encompasses a spectrum of disorders in which motor neurons are the primary pathological target. However, in both patients and animal models of these diseases, not all motor neurons are equally vulnerable, in that while some motor neurons are lost very early in disease, others remain comparatively intact, even at late stages. This creates a valuable system to investigate the factors that regulate motor neuron vulnerability. In this study, we aim to use this experimental paradigm to identify potential transcriptional modifiers...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360124/genetic-mutations-linked-to-parkinson-s-disease-differentially-control-nucleolar-activity-in-pre-symptomatic-mouse-models
#15
Valentin Evsyukov, Andrii Domanskyi, Holger Bierhoff, Suzana Gispert, Rasem Mustafa, Falk Schlaudraff, Birgit Liss, Rosanna Parlato
Genetic mutations underlying neurodegenerative disorders impair ribosomal DNA (rDNA) transcription suggesting that nucleolar dysfunction could be a novel pathomechanism in polyglutamine diseases and in certain forms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/frontotemporal dementia. Here, we investigated nucleolar activity in pre-symptomatic digenic models of Parkinson's disease (PD) that model the multifactorial aetiology of this disease. To this end, we analysed a novel mouse model mildly overexpressing mutant human α-synuclein (hA53T-SNCA) in a PTEN-induced kinase 1 (PINK1/PARK6) knockout background and mutant mice lacking both DJ-1 (also known as PARK7) and PINK1...
May 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357149/festination-correlates-with-snca-polymorphism-in-chinese-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Jinhua Zheng, Xinglong Yang, Quanzhen Zhao, Sijia Tian, Hongyan Huang, Yalan Chen, Yanming Xu
The genetic basis of festination, a common motor symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD), remains unclear. Since polymorphism in the alpha-synuclein (SNCA) gene is associated with PD phenotype, we examined whether such polymorphism is also associated with festination. SNCA polymorphisms rs11931074 and rs894278 were genotyped in a consecutive series of 258 patients with PD, of whom 122 (47.3%) suffered festination. Univariate analysis revealed significant differences in genotype and minor allele frequencies at rs11931074 or rs894278 between patients with festination and those without it (all p < 0...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356085/cnv-discovery-for-milk-composition-traits-in-dairy-cattle-using-whole-genome-resequencing
#17
Yahui Gao, Jianping Jiang, Shaohua Yang, Yali Hou, George E Liu, Shengli Zhang, Qin Zhang, Dongxiao Sun
BACKGROUND: Copy number variations (CNVs) are important and widely distributed in the genome. CNV detection opens a new avenue for exploring genes associated with complex traits in humans, animals and plants. Herein, we present a genome-wide assessment of CNVs that are potentially associated with milk composition traits in dairy cattle. RESULTS: In this study, CNVs were detected based on whole genome re-sequencing data of eight Holstein bulls from four half- and/or full-sib families, with extremely high and low estimated breeding values (EBVs) of milk protein percentage and fat percentage...
March 29, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350199/a-novel-autophagy-modulator-6-bio-ameliorates-snca-%C3%AE-synuclein-toxicity
#18
S N Suresh, Aravinda K Chavalmane, Vidyadhara D J, Haorei Yarreiphang, Shashank Rai, Abhik Paul, James P Clement, Phalguni Anand Alladi, Ravi Manjithaya
Parkinson disease (PD) is a life-threatening neurodegenerative movement disorder with unmet therapeutic intervention. We have identified a small molecule autophagy modulator, 6-Bio that shows clearance of toxic SNCA/α-synuclein (a protein implicated in synucleopathies) aggregates in yeast and mammalian cell lines. 6-Bio induces autophagy and dramatically enhances autolysosome formation resulting in SNCA degradation. Importantly, neuroprotective function of 6-Bio as envisaged by immunohistology and behavior analyses in a preclinical model of PD where it induces autophagy in dopaminergic neurons of mice midbrain to clear toxic protein aggregates suggesting that it could be a potential therapeutic candidate for protein conformational disorders...
March 28, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324300/%C3%AE-synuclein-and-parkinsonism-updates-and-future-perspectives
#19
REVIEW
Kaie Rosborough, Neha Patel, Lorraine V Kalia
Mutations in the SNCA gene, which encodes the α-synuclein protein, were the first discovered genetic causes of familial parkinsonism with Lewy pathology. To date, six different SNCA missense mutations as well as multiplications are known to cause parkinsonism. For this review, we performed a literature search to identify all published cases of SNCA-related parkinsonism to provide an updated summary of the clinical and neuropathological features of parkinsonism due to SNCA mutations. Familial parkinsonism associated with SNCA is rare, but α-synuclein aggregation is a core feature of sporadic parkinsonism, including Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and multiple system atrophy...
April 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320136/association-between-gene-polymorphism-and-depression-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-case-control-study
#20
Jinhua Zheng, Xinglong Yang, Quanzhen Zhao, Sijia Tian, Hongyan Huang, Yalan Chen, Yanming Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate possible associations of Parkinson's disease (PD) with polymorphism in depression-related genes and in the alpha-synuclein (SNCA) gene. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients with PD were divided into those with depression and those without it. Patients (330) were genotyped at four single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in four genes previously associated with depression, as well as four SNPs in the PD-associated SNCA gene. RESULTS: Of 330 patients, 125 (37...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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