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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150487/dynamin-inhibitors-block-mtorc1-activation-by-amino-acids-independently-of-dynamin
#1
Persaud Avinash, Cormerais Yann, Pouyssegur Jacques, Rotin Daniela
mTORC1 plays a critical role in protein synthesis and cell proliferation and growth. It is activated by growth factors and amino acids, including essential amino acid (EAA), such as Leu; Leu enters cells via the Leu transporter LAT1-4F2hc and potentially via endocytosis. Here we investigated the contribution of the different routes of Leu entry into cells to mTORC1 activation using pharmacological inhibitors and cells that lack LAT1 or dynamin1/2/3. Our results show that LAT1 is the major route of Leu entry into cells and mTORC1 activation (∼70%), while dynamin-dependent endocytosis and macropinocytosis contribute minimally to both (5-15%)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146131/dysregulation-of-autophagy-in-melanocytes-contributes-to-hypopigmented-macules-in-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#2
Fei Yang, Lingli Yang, Mari Wataya-Kaneda, Junya Hasegawa, Tamotsu Yoshimori, Atsushi Tanemura, Daisuke Tsuruta, Ichiro Katayama
BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) gene mutations lead to constitutive activation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, resulting in a broad range of symptoms. Hypopigmented macules are the earliest sign. Although we have already confirmed that topical rapamycin treatment (an mTOR inhibitor) protects patients with TSC against macular hypopigmentation, the pathogenesis of such lesions remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: Recently emerging evidence supports a role for autophagy in skin pigmentation...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144896/atg9-antagonizes-tor-signaling-to-regulate-intestinal-cell-growth-and-epithelial-homeostasis-in-drosophila
#3
Jung-Kun Wen, Yi-Ting Wang, Chih-Chiang Chan, Cheng-Wen Hsieh, Hsiao-Man Liao, Chin-Chun Hung, Guang-Chao Chen
Autophagy is essential for maintaining cellular homeostasis and survival under various stress conditions. Autophagy-related gene 9 (Atg9) encodes a multipass transmembrane protein thought to act as a membrane carrier for forming autophagosomes. However, the molecular regulation and physiological importance of Atg9 in animal development remain largely unclear. Here, we generated Atg9 null mutant flies and found that loss of Atg9 led to shortened lifespan, locomotor defects, and increased susceptibility to stress...
November 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133867/evidence-of-renal-angiomyolipoma-neoplastic-stem-cells-arising-from-renal-epithelial-cells
#4
Ana Filipa Gonçalves, Mojca Adlesic, Simone Brandt, Tomas Hejhal, Sabine Harlander, Lukas Sommer, Olga Shakhova, Peter J Wild, Ian J Frew
Renal angiomyolipomas (AML) contain an admixture of clonal tumour cells with features of several different mesenchymal lineages, implying the existence of an unidentified AML neoplastic stem cell. Biallelic inactivation of TSC2 or TSC1 is believed to represent the driving event in these tumours. Here we show that TSC2 knockdown transforms senescence-resistant cultured mouse and human renal epithelial cells into neoplastic stem cells that serially propagate renal AML-like tumours in mice. mTOR inhibitory therapy of mouse AML allografts mimics the clinical responses of human renal AMLs...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129521/diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-in-a-patient-with-adult-onset-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#5
Hidehiro Ishikawa, Atsushi Niwa, Masaru Asahi, Keita Matsuura, Satoshi Masuzugawa, Yo Niida, Masayuki Maeda, Mineo Kondo, Hidekazu Tomimoto
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) 1 or TSC2 is mutated in most TSC patients. TSC2 mutations are more frequently associated with worse outcomes, earlier age at seizure onset, more severe intellectual disability, and higher tuber load than TSC1. The degree of white matter involvement is thought to be associated with the severity of neurological impairment. At present, genotype-phenotype correlations and relationship between tuber burden and neurological disability in TSC are debatable. We presented a 43-year-old patient with TSC2 mutation, whose symptom was only incomplete quadrantic visual field deficit in spite of multiple brain tubers...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127155/tumor-suppressor-tsc1-is-a-new-hsp90-co-chaperone-that-facilitates-folding-of-kinase-and-non-kinase-clients
#6
Mark R Woodford, Rebecca A Sager, Elijah Marris, Diana M Dunn, Adam R Blanden, Ryan L Murphy, Nicholas Rensing, Oleg Shapiro, Barry Panaretou, Chrisostomos Prodromou, Stewart N Loh, David H Gutmann, Dimitra Bourboulia, Gennady Bratslavsky, Michael Wong, Mehdi Mollapour
The tumor suppressors Tsc1 and Tsc2 form the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a regulator of mTOR activity. Tsc1 stabilizes Tsc2; however, the precise mechanism involved remains elusive. The molecular chaperone heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is an essential component of the cellular homeostatic machinery in eukaryotes. Here, we show that Tsc1 is a new co-chaperone for Hsp90 that inhibits its ATPase activity. The C-terminal domain of Tsc1 (998-1,164 aa) forms a homodimer and binds to both protomers of the Hsp90 middle domain...
November 10, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089812/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-a-boy-with-familial-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-attributable-to-a-tsc2-deletion-a-case-report
#7
M Flader, P Kurzawa, J Maldyk, J Sygut, J Harasymczuk, A Kropinska, D Handkiewicz-Junak, B Jarzab, K Kotulska, M Niedziela
Tuberous sclerosis complex (tsc), a phacomatosis, is a rare genetic disease (autosomal dominant; incidence: 1 in 6,800-17,300) associated with mutations in the TSC1 and TSC2 genes, 70% of which are sporadic. The disease causes benign tumours in the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs, skin, and eyes; thyroid lesions are extremely rare. A 13-year-old euthyroid boy with a hereditary form of tsc (del 4730G in TSC2, also seen in 2 sisters and the father) was admitted to hospital with a thyroid nodule. Physical examination revealed a nodular left lobe with increased consistency...
October 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080681/uncoupling-of-er-mitochondrial-oxidative-stress-in-mtorc1-hyperactivation-associated-skin-hypopigmentation
#8
Fei Yang, Lingli Yang, Mari Wataya-Kaneda, Takuji Yoshimura, Atsushi Tanemura, Ichiro Katayama
Accumulating evidence has described the involvement of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling in pigmentation regulation; however, the precise mechanism is not fully understood. Here, we generated mice with conditional deletion of the mTORC1 suppressor tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (Tsc2) in melanocytes. It resulted in constitutive hyperactivation of mTORC1 and reduced skin pigmentation. Mechanistically, neither the number of melanocytes nor the expression of melanogenesis-related enzymes was decreased; however, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondrial oxidative stress, and lower melanization in melanosomes were observed...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073472/epilepsy-may-be-the-major-risk-factor-of-mental-retardation-in-children-with-tuberous-sclerosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#9
Yang-Yang Wang, Ling-Yu Pang, Shu-Fang Ma, Meng-Na Zhang, Li-Ying Liu, Li-Ping Zou
Mental retardation (MR) is one of the most common cognitive comorbidities in children with tuberous sclerosis, and there are enormous studies about its risk factors. The genetic difference and the severity of epilepsy are the two main factors, but their weight in the occurrence of MR is still unclear. Two hundred twenty-three patients with tuberous sclerosis who received intelligence assessment, genetic mutation analysis, and the epilepsy severity assessment were included in our study. Genotype-neurocognitive phenotype correlations and epilepsy-neurocognitive phenotype correlations were analyzed by binary logistic regression analysis...
October 23, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056246/diagnostic-yield-from-339-epilepsy-patients-screened-on-a-clinical-gene-panel
#10
Kameryn M Butler, Cristina da Silva, John J Alexander, Madhuri Hegde, Andrew Escayg
BACKGROUND: The contribution of genetic factors to epilepsy has long been recognized and has been estimated to play a role in 70% to 80% of cases. Identification of a pathogenic variant can help families to better cope with the disorder, allows for genetic counseling to determine recurrence risk, and in some cases, can directly influence treatment options. In this study, we determined the diagnostic yield of a clinical gene panel applied to an unselected cohort of epilepsy patients. METHODS: Variant reports from 339 clinically referred epilepsy patients screened using a 110-gene panel were retrospectively reviewed...
September 6, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047170/irf-1-snps-influence-the-risk-for-childhood-allergic-asthma-a-critical-role-for-pro-inflammatory-immune-regulation
#11
Katja Landgraf-Rauf, Andreas Boeck, Diana Raedler, Elisabeth Klucker, Vanessa Vogelsang, Susanne Schmidt, Sonja Kunze, Claudia Weissenbacher, Anke Graessel, Carsten Schmidt-Weber, Erika von Mutius, Michaela Schedel, Bianca Schaub
BACKGROUND: Allergic and non-allergic childhood asthma has been characterized by distinct immune mechanisms. While interferon regulating factor 1 (IRF-1) polymorphisms (SNPs) influence atopy risk, the effect of SNPs on asthma phenotype-specific immune mechanisms is unclear. We assessed whether IRF-1 SNPs modify distinct immune regulatory pathways in allergic and non-allergic childhood asthma (AA/NA). METHODS: In the CLARA study, asthma was characterized by doctor's diagnosis and AA vs NA by positive or negative specific IgE...
October 19, 2017: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036762/low-intensity-aerobic-exercise-training-inhibition-of-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-in-high-fat-diet-induced-ovariectomized-rats
#12
Hye Jin Kim, Won Jun Lee
PURPOSE: Postmenopausal women are highly susceptible to diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, or skeletal muscle atrophy and many people recognize the need for regular physical activity. Aerobic exercise training is known to improve the oxidative capacity and insulin sensitivity of skeletal muscles. This study aimed to investigate the role of low-intensity aerobic exercise training on skeletal muscle protein degradation or synthesis in the plantaris muscles of high-fat-fed ovariectomized rats...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029388/rapamycin-induced-mir-21-promotes-mitochondrial-homeostasis-and-adaptation-in-mtorc1-activated-cells
#13
Hilaire C Lam, Heng-Jia Liu, Christian V Baglini, Harilaos Filippakis, Nicola Alesi, Julie Nijmeh, Heng Du, Alicia Llorente Lope, Katherine A Cottrill, Adam Handen, John M Asara, David J Kwiatkowski, Issam Ben-Sahra, William M Oldham, Stephen Y Chan, Elizabeth P Henske
mTORC1 hyperactivation drives the multi-organ hamartomatous disease tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Rapamycin inhibits mTORC1, inducing partial tumor responses; however, the tumors regrow following treatment cessation. We discovered that the oncogenic miRNA, miR-21, is increased in Tsc2-deficient cells and, surprisingly, further increased by rapamycin. To determine the impact of miR-21 in TSC, we inhibited miR-21 in vitro. miR-21 inhibition significantly repressed the tumorigenic potential of Tsc2-deficient cells and increased apoptosis sensitivity...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023667/postnatal-reduction-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-1-expression-in-astrocytes-and-neurons-causes-seizures-in-an-age-dependent-manner
#14
Jia Zou, Bo Zhang, David H Gutmann, Michael Wong
OBJECTIVE: Epilepsy is one of the most prominent symptoms of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disorder, and may be related to developmental defects resulting from impaired TSC1 or TSC2 gene function in astrocytes and neurons. Inactivation of the Tsc1 gene driven by a glial-fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) promoter during embryonic brain development leads to widespread pathologic effects on astrocytes and neurons, culminating in severe, progressive epilepsy in mice (Tsc1(GFAP)(-Cre) mice)...
October 12, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018776/impaired-cellular-energy-metabolism-contributes-to-duck-enteritis-virus-induced-autophagy-via-the-ampk-tsc2-mtor-signaling-pathway
#15
Haichang Yin, Lili Zhao, Siqi Li, Lijing Xu, Yiping Wang, Hongyan Chen
Duck enteritis virus (DEV) is a large, complex double-stranded DNA virus that induces duck embryo fibroblast (DEF) cells autophagy, which is beneficial to its own replication, but the mechanism has not been described. In this study, we showed that impaired cell energy metabolism is involved in DEV-induced autophagy, whereby ATP synthesis is disrupted in cells after DEV infection, which causes metabolic stress and activation of autophagy. Methyl pyruvate (MP) inhibited conversion of LC3I to LC3II and accumulation of GFP-LC3, which could reverse the energy loss caused by DEV infection...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993242/a-distinct-microrna-expression-profile-is-associated-with-%C3%AE-11-c-methyl-l-tryptophan-amt-pet-uptake-in-epileptogenic-cortical-tubers-resected-from-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
#16
Shruti Bagla, Daniela Cukovic, Eishi Asano, Sandeep Sood, Aimee Luat, Harry T Chugani, Diane C Chugani, Alan A Dombkowski
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is characterized by hamartomatous lesions in various organs and arises due to mutations in the TSC1 or TSC2 genes. TSC mutations lead to a range of neurological manifestations including epilepsy, cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and brain lesions that include cortical tubers. There is evidence that seizures arise at or near cortical tubers, but it is unknown why some tubers are epileptogenic while others are not. We have previously reported increased tryptophan metabolism measured with α[(11)C]-methyl-l-tryptophan (AMT) positron emission tomography (PET) in epileptogenic tubers in approximately two-thirds of patients with tuberous sclerosis and intractable epilepsy...
October 7, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991373/novel-enriched-pathways-in-superficial-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-mpnst-and-spindle-desmoplastic-melanomas-sdm
#17
George Jour, Nicole K Andeen, Rami Al -Rohil, Phyu P Aung, Meenakshi Mehrotra, Dzifa Duose, Benjamin Hoch, Zolt Argenyi, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Ignacio I Wistuba, Victor G Prieto
Superficial malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a rare, soft tissue neoplasm that shares morphological features and some molecular events with spindle and desmoplastic melanoma (SDM). Herein we sought to identify molecular targets for therapy using targeted RNA/DNA sequencing and gene expression of key immunological players. DNA and RNA from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue were extracted and processed. Massive high-throughput deep parallel sequencing was performed using the Oncomine comprehensive panel enabling detection of relevant SNVs, CNVs, gene fusions, and indels from 143 unique genes on the Ion torrent sequencer for clinical trial research programs...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978585/beyond-polycystic-kidney-disease
#18
Susana Franco Santos, Telma Francisco, Ana Isabel Cordeiro, Maria João Paiva Lopes
Tuberous sclerosis(TS) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in TSC1 and TSC2 genes. TSC2 gene is located in chromosome 16p13.3, adjacent to PKD1 gene, responsible for the autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. In a rare subgroup of patients, the presence of a deletion which simultaneously affects the TSC2 and PKD1 genes has been confirmed. TSC2/PKD1-Contiguous Gene Syndrome is characterised by the early appearance of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in combination with several phenotypic manifestations of TS...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973543/-heterozygous-loss-of-tsc2-alters-p53-signaling-and-human-stem-cell-reprogramming
#19
Laura C Armstrong, Grant Westlake, John P Snow, Bryan Cawthon, Eric Armour, Aaron B Bowman, Kevin C Ess
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) is a pediatric disorder of dysregulated growth and differentiation caused by loss of function mutations in either the TSC1 or TSC2 genes, which regulate mTOR kinase activity. To study aberrations of early development in TSC, we generated induced pluripotent stem cells using dermal fibroblasts obtained from patients with TSC. During validation, we found that stem cells generated from TSC patients had a very high rate of integration of the reprograming plasmid containing a shRNA against TP53...
September 5, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972182/urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-upa-is-critical-for-progression-of-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-2-tsc2-deficient-tumors
#20
Victoria Stepanova, Konstantin V Dergilev, Kelci R Holman, Yelena V Parfyonova, Zoya I Tsokolaeva, Mimi Teter, Elena N Atochina-Vasserman, Alla Volgina, Sergei V Zaitsev, Shane P Lewis, Fedor G Zabozlaev, Kseniya Obraztsova, Vera P Krymskaya, Douglas B Cines
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a fatal lung disease associated with germline or somatic inactivating mutations in tuberous sclerosis complex genes (TSC1 or TSC2). LAM is characterized by neoplastic growth of smooth muscle (SM)-α-actin-positive cells, that destroy lung parenchyma, and by the formation of benign renal neoplasms called angiolipomas. The mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) inhibitor rapamycin slows progression of these diseases, but is not curative and associated with notable toxicity at clinically effective doses, highlighting the need for better understanding LAM's molecular etiology...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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