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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729700/sphingomimetic-multiple-sclerosis-drug-fty720-activates-vesicular-synaptobrevin-and-augments-neuroendocrine-secretion
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Frederic D Darios, Jernej Jorgacevski, Ajda Flašker, Robert Zorec, Virginia García-Martinez, José Villanueva, Luis M Gutiérrez, Charlotte Leese, Manjot Bal, Elena Nosyreva, Ege T Kavalali, Bazbek Davletov
Neurotransmission and secretion of hormones involve a sequence of protein/lipid interactions with lipid turnover impacting on vesicle trafficking and ultimately fusion of secretory vesicles with the plasma membrane. We previously demonstrated that sphingosine, a sphingolipid metabolite, promotes formation of the SNARE complex required for membrane fusion and also increases the rate of exocytosis in isolated nerve terminals, neuromuscular junctions, neuroendocrine cells and in hippocampal neurons. Recently a fungi-derived sphingosine homologue, FTY720, has been approved for treatment of multiple sclerosis...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724794/apol1-variants-change-c-terminal-conformational-dynamics-and-binding-to-snare-protein-vamp8
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Sethu M Madhavan, John F O'Toole, Martha Konieczkowski, Laura Barisoni, David B Thomas, Santhi Ganesan, Leslie A Bruggeman, Matthias Buck, John R Sedor
APOL1 variants in African populations mediate resistance to trypanosomal infection but increase risk for kidney diseases through unknown mechanisms. APOL1 is expressed in glomerular podocytes and does not vary with underlying kidney disease diagnoses or APOL1 genotypes, suggesting that the kidney disease-associated variants dysregulate its function rather than its localization or abundance. Structural homology searches identified vesicle-associated membrane protein 8 (VAMP8) as an APOL1 protein interactor. VAMP8 colocalizes with APOL1 in the podocyte, and the APOL1:VAMP8 interaction was confirmed biochemically and with surface plasmon resonance...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724787/disrupted-apical-exocytosis-of-cargo-vesicles-causes-enteropathy-in-fhl5-patients-with-munc18-2-mutations
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Georg F Vogel, Jorik M van Rijn, Iris M Krainer, Andreas R Janecke, Carsten Posovzsky, Marta Cohen, Claire Searle, Prevost Jantchou, Johanna C Escher, Natalie Patey, Ernest Cutz, Thomas Müller, Sabine Middendorp, Michael W Hess, Lukas A Huber
Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis 5 (FHL5) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in STXBP2, coding for Munc18-2, which is required for SNARE-mediated membrane fusion. FHL5 causes hematologic and gastrointestinal symptoms characterized by chronic enteropathy that is reminiscent of microvillus inclusion disease (MVID). However, the molecular pathophysiology of FHL5-associated diarrhea is poorly understood. Five FHL5 patients, including four previously unreported patients, were studied...
July 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721979/histological-outcomes-between-hot-and-cold-snare-polypectomy-for-small-colorectal-polyps
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Toshiki Yamamoto, Sho Suzuki, Chika Kusano, Kyoko Yakabe, Maho Iwamoto, Hisatomo Ikehara, Takuji Gotoda, Mitsuhiko Moriyama
BACKGROUND/AIM: To compare the complete resection rate of hot and cold snare polypectomy for small colorectal polyps. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 233 consecutive patients with 461 colorectal polyps up to 10 mm in diameter that were treated by hot or cold snare polypectomy between April 2014 and August 2016. Lesions treated by hot snare polypectomy (n = 137) and cold snare polypectomy (n = 324) were compared. The histological complete resection rates were evaluated between the two groups...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719054/evolutionary-cell-biology-of-proteins-from-protists-to-humans-and-plants
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REVIEW
Helmut Plattner
During evolution, the cell as a fine-tuned machine had to undergo permanent adjustments to match changes in its environment, while "closed for repair work" was not possible. Evolution from protists (protozoa and unicellular algae) to multicellular organisms may have occurred in basically two lineages, Unikonta and Bikonta, culminating in mammals and angiosperms (flowering plants), respectively. Unicellular models for unikont evolution are myxamoebae (Dictyostelium) and increasingly also choanoflagellates, whereas, for bikonts, ciliates are preferred models...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718762/sec17-sec18-act-twice-enhancing-membrane-fusion-and-then-disassembling-cis-snare-complexes
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Hongki Song, Amy S Orr, Mengtong Duan, Alexey J Merz, William T Wickner
At physiological protein levels, the slow HOPS- and SNARE-dependent fusion which occurs upon complete SNARE zippering is stimulated by Sec17 and Sec18:ATP without requiring ATP hydrolysis. To stimulate, Sec17 needs its central residues which bind the 0-layer of the SNARE complex and its N-terminal apolar loop. Adding a transmembrane anchor to the N-terminus of Sec17 bypasses this requirement for apolarity of the Sec17 loop, suggesting that the loop functions for membrane binding rather than to trigger bilayer rearrangement...
July 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716920/vamp3-and-snap23-mediate-the-disturbed-flow-induced-endothelial-microrna-secretion-and-smooth-muscle-hyperplasia
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Juan-Juan Zhu, Yue-Feng Liu, Yun-Peng Zhang, Chuan-Rong Zhao, Wei-Juan Yao, Yi-Shuan Li, Kuei-Chun Wang, Tse-Shun Huang, Wei Pang, Xi-Fu Wang, Xian Wang, Shu Chien, Jing Zhou
Vascular endothelial cells (ECs) at arterial branches and curvatures experience disturbed blood flow and induce a quiescent-to-activated phenotypic transition of the adjacent smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and a subsequent smooth muscle hyperplasia. However, the mechanism underlying the flow pattern-specific initiation of EC-to-SMC signaling remains elusive. Our previous study demonstrated that endothelial microRNA-126-3p (miR-126-3p) acts as a key intercellular molecule to increase turnover of the recipient SMCs, and that its release is reduced by atheroprotective laminar shear (12 dynes/cm(2)) to ECs...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713022/resveratrol-inhibits-phorbol-ester-induced-membrane-translocation-of-presynaptic-munc13-1
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Satyabrata Pany, Anamitra Ghosh, Youngki You, Nga Nguyen, Joydip Das
BACKGROUND: Resveratrol (1) is a naturally occurring polyphenol that has been implicated in neuroprotection. One of resveratrol's several biological targets is Ca(2+)-sensitive protein kinase C alpha (PKCα). Resveratrol inhibits PKCα by binding to its activator-binding C1 domain. Munc13-1 is a C1 domain-containing Ca(2+)-sensitive SNARE complex protein essential for vesicle priming and neurotransmitter release. METHODS: To test if resveratrol could also bind and inhibit Munc13-1, we studied the interaction of resveratrol and its derivatives, (E)-1,3-dimethoxy-5-(4-methoxystyryl)benzene, (E)-5,5'-(ethene-1,2-diyl)bis(benzene-1,2,3-triol), (E)-1,2-bis(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)ethane, and (E)-5-(4-(hexadecyloxy)-3,5-dihydroxystyryl)benzene-1,2,3-triol with Munc13-1 by studying its membrane translocation from cytosol to plasma membrane in HT22 cells and primary hippocampal neurons...
July 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706596/percutaneous-retrieval-of-a-knotted-provisional-pacemaker-using-proximal-electrode-cut-off-and-distal-end-snaring
#9
Mohsen Mohandes, Natalia Rodríguez, Francisco Fernández, Cristina Moreno, Oscar Palazón, Alfredo Bardají
Although provisional pacemaker implantation can safely be done in many cases, a rare complication such as knotted electrode has been described, especially when the procedure is performed without fluoroscopy guidance. We describe a case of knot creation in a provisional pacemaker which was successfully retrieved using a snare after cutting the electrode proximally.
April 2017: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701752/suppression-of-vamp2-alters-morphology-of-the-tegument-and-affects-glucose-uptake-development-and-reproduction-of-schistosoma-japonicum
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Qian Han, Bingguang Jia, Yang Hong, Xiaodan Cao, Qi Zhai, Ke Lu, Hao Li, Chuangang Zhu, Zhiqiang Fu, Yonghong Shi, Jiaojiao Lin
Schistosomiasis caused by schsitosomes is a serious global public health concern. The tegument that surrounds the worm is critical to the schistosomes survival. The tegument apical membrane undergoes a continuous process of rupture and repair owing to membranous vacuoles fusing with the plasma membrane. Vesicle-associated membrane protein 2 (VAMP2), a member of soluble N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNAREs) is required for membrane fusion. Here, we used RNA interference (RNAi) to knock down the expression of VAMP2 of Schistosoma japonicum (SjVAMP2), and both real-time PCR and western blot analysis confirmed the suppression of this molecule, as well as the suppression of the transcript levels of schistosome glucose transporters (SGTP1 and SGTP4), and insulin receptors (SjIR1 and SjIR2)...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701345/trim9-dependent-ubiquitination-of-dcc-constrains-kinase-signaling-exocytosis-and-axon-branching
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Melissa Plooster, Shalini Menon, Cortney C Winkle, Fabio L Urbina, Caroline Monkiewicz, Kristen D Phend, Richard J Weinberg, Stephanie L Gupton
Extracellular netrin-1 and its receptor DCC promote axon branching in developing cortical neurons. Netrin-dependent morphogenesis is preceded by multimerization of DCC, activation of FAK and Src family kinases, and increases in exocytic vesicle fusion, yet how these occurrences are linked is unknown. Here we demonstrate that TRIM9-dependent ubiquitination of DCC blocks the interaction with and phosphorylation of FAK. Upon netrin-1 stimulation TRIM9 promotes DCC multimerization, but TRIM9-dependent ubiquitination of DCC is reduced, which promotes an interaction with FAK and subsequent FAK activation...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701344/syp1-regulates-the-clathrin-mediated-and-clathrin-independent-endocytosis-of-multiple-cargo-proteins-through-a-novel-sorting-motif
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Amanda Reider Apel, Kyle Hoban, Silvia Chuartzman, Raffi Tonikian, Sachdev Sidhu, Maya Schuldiner, Beverly Wendland, Derek Prosser
Internalization of proteins from the plasma membrane (PM) allows for cell-surface composition regulation, signaling network modulation, and nutrient uptake. Clathrin-mediated endocytosis (CME) is a major internalization route for PM proteins. During CME, endocytic adaptor proteins bind cargos at the cell surface and link them to the PM and clathrin coat. Muniscins are a conserved family of endocytic adaptors, including Syp1 in budding yeast and its mammalian ortholog, FCHo1. These adaptors bind cargo via a C-terminal ì-homology domain (ìHD); however, few cargos exhibiting muniscin-dependent endocytosis have been identified, and the sorting sequence recognized by the μHD is unknown...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696301/otoferlin-is-a-multivalent-calcium-sensitive-scaffold-linking-snares-and-calcium-channels
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Nicole Hams, Murugesh Padmanarayana, Weihong Qiu, Colin P Johnson
Sensory hair cells rely on otoferlin as the calcium sensor for exocytosis and encoding of sound preferentially over the neuronal calcium sensor synaptotagmin. Although it is established that synaptotagmin cannot rescue the otoferlin KO phenotype, the large size and low solubility of otoferlin have prohibited direct biochemical comparisons that could establish functional differences between these two proteins. To address this challenge, we have developed a single-molecule colocalization binding titration assay (smCoBRA) that can quantitatively characterize full-length otoferlin from mammalian cell lysate...
July 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688576/vamp8-mediated-nox2-recruitment-to-endosomes-is-necessary-for-antigen-release
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Ilse Dingjan, Laurent M Paardekooper, Daniëlle R J Verboogen, Gabriele Fischer von Mollard, Martin Ter Beest, Geert van den Bogaart
Cross-presentation of foreign antigen in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I by dendritic cells (DCs) requires activation of the NADPH-oxidase NOX2 complex. We recently showed that NOX2 is recruited to phagosomes by the SNARE protein VAMP8 where NOX2-produced reactive oxygen species (ROS) cause lipid oxidation and membrane disruption, promoting antigen translocation into the cytosol for cross-presentation. In this study, we extend these findings by showing that VAMP8 is also involved in NOX2 trafficking to endosomes...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686803/the-calcium-sensor-synaptotagmin-1-is-expressed-and-regulated-in-hippocampal-postsynaptic-spines
#15
Suleman Hussain, Daniel Lawer Egbenya, Yi-Chen Lai, Zita J Dosa, Jakob B Sørensen, Anne Anderson, Svend Davanger
Synaptotagmin 1 is a presynaptic calcium sensor, regulating SNARE-mediated vesicle exocytosis of transmitter. Increasing evidence indicate roles of SNARE proteins in postsynaptic glutamate receptor trafficking. However, a possible postsynaptic expression of synaptotagmin 1 has not been demonstrated previously. Here, we used postembedding immunogold electron microscopy to determine the subsynaptic localization of synaptotagmin 1 in rat hippocampal CA1 Schaffer collateral synapses. We report for the first time that synaptotagmin 1 is present in rat hippocampal postsynaptic spines, both on cytoplasmic vesicles and at the postsynaptic density (PSD)...
July 7, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677644/2bc-non-structural-protein-of-enterovirus-a71-interacts-with-snare-proteins-to-trigger-autolysosome-formation
#16
Jeffrey K F Lai, I-Ching Sam, Pauline Verlhac, Joël Baguet, Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen, Mathias Faure, Yoke Fun Chan
Viruses have evolved unique strategies to evade or subvert autophagy machinery. Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) induces autophagy during infection in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we report that EV-A71 triggers autolysosome formation during infection in human rhabdomyosarcoma (RD) cells to facilitate its replication. Blocking autophagosome-lysosome fusion with chloroquine inhibited virus RNA replication, resulting in lower viral titres, viral RNA copies and viral proteins. Overexpression of the non-structural protein 2BC of EV-A71 induced autolysosome formation...
July 4, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674257/a-novel-role-of-merc-in-methylmercury-transport-and-phytoremediation-of-methylmercury-contamination
#17
Yuka Sone, Shimpei Uraguchi, Yasukazu Takanezawa, Ryosuke Nakamura, Hidemitsu Pan-Hou, Masako Kiyono
MerC, encoded by merC in the transposon Tn21 mer operon, is a heavy metal transporter with potential applications for phytoremediation of heavy metals such as mercuric ion and cadmium. In this study, we demonstrate that MerC also acts as a transporter for methylmercury. When MerC was expressed in Escherichia coli XL1-Blue, cells became hypersensitive to CH3Hg(I) and the uptake of CH3Hg(I) by these cells was higher than that by cells of the isogenic strain. Moreover, transgenic Arabidopsis plants expressing bacterial MerC or MerC fused to plant soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptors (SNAREs) accumulated CH3Hg(I) effectively and their growth was comparable to the wild-type plants...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670615/cold-snare-polypectomy-reduced-delayed-postpolypectomy-bleeding-compared-with-conventional-hot-polypectomy-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
#18
Takeshi Yamashina, Manabu Fukuhara, Takanori Maruo, Gensho Tanke, Saiko Marui, Ryota Sada, Mio Taki, Yoshiaki Ohara, Azusa Sakamoto, Shinichiro Henmi, Yugo Sawai, Sumio Saito, Norihiro Nishijima, Akihiro Nasu, Hideyuki Komekado, Akira Sekikawa, Masanori Asada, Takehiko Tumura, Ryuichi Kita, Toru Kimura, Yukio Osaki
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Cold snare polypectomy (CSP) for small colorectal polyps has lower incidence of adverse events, especially delayed postpolypectomy bleeding (DPPB). However, few data are available on comparisons of the incidence of DPPB of CSP and hot polypectomy (HP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of DPPB after CSP and compare it with that of HP. A propensity score model was used as a secondary analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  This was a retrospective cohort study conducted in a single municipal hospital...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670614/efficacy-and-safety-of-cold-snare-resection-in-preventive-screening-colonoscopy
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B Schett, J Wallner, V Weingart, A Ayvaz, U Richter, J Stahl, H-D Allescher
BACKGROUND AND AIM:  Removal of polyps during colonoscopy effectively prevents the development of colorectal cancer. So far, snare resection with high frequency current with or without prior submucosal saline injection is the method of choice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and outcome of cold snare resection during routine endoscopy. METHODS:  In this prospective study, 522 patients undergoing outpatient colonoscopy were included...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658614/a-critical-analysis-of-the-role-of-snare-protein-sec22b-in-antigen-cross-presentation
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S Julia Wu, Yashar S Niknafs, Stephanie H Kim, Katherine Oravecz-Wilson, Cynthia Zajac, Tomomi Toubai, Yaping Sun, Jayendra Prasad, Daniel Peltier, Hideaki Fujiwara, Israel Hedig, Nathan D Mathewson, Rami Khoriaty, David Ginsburg, Pavan Reddy
Cross-presentation initiates immune responses against tumors and viral infections by presenting extracellular antigen on MHC I to activate CD8(+) T cell-mediated cytotoxicity. In vitro studies in dendritic cells (DCs) established SNARE protein SEC22B as a specific regulator of cross-presentation. However, the in vivo contribution of SEC22B to cross-presentation has not been tested. To address this, we generated DC-specific Sec22b knockout (CD11c-Cre Sec22b(fl/fl)) mice. Contrary to the paradigm, SEC22B-deficient DCs efficiently cross-present both in vivo and in vitro...
June 27, 2017: Cell Reports
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