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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927260/the-roles-of-the-snare-protein-sed5-in-autophagy-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#1
Shenshen Zou, Dan Sun, Yongheng Liang
Autophagy is a degradation pathway in eukaryotic cells in which aging proteins and organelles are sequestered into double-membrane vesicles, termed autophagosomes, which fuse with vacuoles to hydrolyze cargo. The key step in autophagy is the formation of autophagosomes, which requires different kinds of vesicles, including COPII vesicles and Atg9- containing vesicles, to transport lipid double-membranes to the phagophore assembly site (PAS). In yeast, the cis-Golgi localized t-SNARE protein Sed5 plays a role in endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-Golgi and intra-Golgi vesicular transport...
September 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926942/the-semi-synthetic-peptide-lin-sb056-1-in-combination-with-edta-exerts-strong-antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-activity-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-conditions-mimicking-cystic-fibrosis-sputum
#2
Giuseppantonio Maisetta, Lucia Grassi, Semih Esin, Ilaria Serra, Mariano A Scorciapino, Andrea C Rinaldi, Giovanna Batoni
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cause of chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The ability of the bacterium to form biofilms and the presence of a thick and stagnant mucus in the airways of CF patients largely contribute to antibiotic therapy failure and demand for new antimicrobial agents able to act in the CF environment. The present study investigated the anti-P. aeruginosa activity of lin-SB056-1, a recently described semi-synthetic antimicrobial peptide, used alone and in combination with the cation chelator ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926719/exosomes-derived-from-embryonic-stem-cells-inhibit-doxorubicin-and-inflammation-induced-pyroptosis-in-muscle-cells
#3
Zahra Tavakoli Dargani, Reetu Singla, Taylor Johnson, Rakesh C Kukreja, Dinender Kumar Singla
Doxorubicin (Dox) is an effective anticancer drug. Unfortunately, it causes cardio and muscle toxicity due to increased oxidative stress and inflammation; however, it remains unknown whether Dox induces "pyroptosis"- an inflammation mediated cell death. We investigated whether Dox induces pyroptosis in mouse soleus muscle (Sol 8) cells in vitro and to show the protective effect of embryonic stem cells-exosomes (ES-exos) on pyroptosis. Doxorubicin and inflammation induced in vitro model was generated. Pyroptosis was confirmed using immunohistochemistry and western blotting of putative markers caspase-1, IL1β and pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-18...
September 19, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926622/a-high-mitochondrial-transport-rate-characterizes-cns-neurons-with-high-axonal-regeneration-capacity
#4
Romain Cartoni, Gulcin Pekkurnaz, Chen Wang, Thomas L Schwarz, Zhigang He
Improving axonal transport in the injured and diseased central nervous system has been proposed as a promising strategy to improve neuronal repair. However, the contribution of each cargo to the repair mechanism is unknown. DRG neurons globally increase axonal transport during regeneration. Because the transport of specific cargos after axonal insult has not been examined systematically in a model of enhanced regenerative capacity, it is unknown whether the transport of all cargos would be modulated equally in injured central nervous system neurons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925938/circulating-micrornas-and-bioinformatics-tools-to-discover-novel-diagnostic-biomarkers-of-pediatric-diseases
#5
REVIEW
Antonella Baldassarre, Cristina Felli, Giorgio Prantera, Andrea Masotti
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Current studies have shown that miRNAs are also present in extracellular spaces, packaged into various membrane-bound vesicles, or associated with RNA-binding proteins. Circulating miRNAs are highly stable and can act as intercellular messengers to affect many physiological processes. MicroRNAs circulating in body fluids have generated strong interest in their potential use as clinical biomarkers. In fact, their remarkable stability and the relative ease of detection make circulating miRNAs ideal tools for rapid and non-invasive diagnosis...
September 19, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925887/design-optimize-and-characterize-granisetron-hcl-loaded-nano-gel-for-transdermal-delivery
#6
Vikash Kumar, Hema Chaudhary, Geeta Aggarwal
The aim of study was to design, statistically optimize and characterize Granisetron HCl loaded transfersomal gel for transdermal delivery, in order to overcome the side effects associated with oral delivery. A response surface methodology experimental design was applied for the optimization of transfersomes, using Box-Behnken experimental design. Phospholipid-90G, sodium deoxycholate and sonication time, each at three levels, were selected as independent variables, and while entrapment efficiency, vesicle size and transdermal flux were identified as dependent variables...
September 15, 2017: Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925866/autophagy-as-a-molecular-target-of-flavonoids-underlying-their-protective-effects-in-human-disease
#7
Néstor Prieto-Domínguez, María V García-Mediavilla, Sonia Sánchez Campos, José Luis Mauriz, Javier González-Gallego
Autophagy is a cellular pathway with the ability to maintain cell homeostasis through the elimination of damaged or useless cellular components. Nevertheless, its prolonged activation may lead to programmed cell death. The autophagy process is characterized by the formation of a double-membranous vesicle that engulfs a cytoplasm portion and, subsequently, fuses with a lysosome where swallowed components are broken down and come back to the cytosol to be recycled. This pathway is crucial in the normal running of the whole corporal organs and tissues; thus, its deregulation may initiate or aggravate some human diseases...
September 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925357/restraint-of-presynaptic-protein-levels-by-wnd-dlk-signaling-mediates-synaptic-defects-associated-with-the-kinesin-3-motor-unc-104
#8
Jiaxing Li, Yao V Zhang, Elham Asghari Adib, Doychin T Stanchev, Xin Xiong, Susan Klinedinst, Pushpanjali Soppina, Thomas Robert Jahn, Richard I Hume, Tobias M Rasse, Catherine A Collins
The kinesin-3 family member Unc-104/KIF1A is required for axonal transport of many presynaptic components to synapses, and mutation of this gene results in synaptic dysfunction in mice, flies and worms. Our studies at the Drosophila neuromuscular junction indicate that many synaptic defects in unc-104-null mutants are mediated independently of Unc-104's transport function, via the Wallenda (Wnd)/DLK MAP kinase axonal damage signaling pathway. Wnd signaling becomes activated when Unc-104's function is disrupted, and leads to impairment of synaptic structure and function by restraining the expression level of active zone (AZ) and synaptic vesicle (SV) components...
September 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924921/mg-2-induced-dna-compaction-condensation-and-phase-separation-in-gene-delivery-vehicles-based-on-zwitterionic-phospholipids-a-dynamic-light-scattering-and-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopic-study
#9
Erhan Süleymanoğlu
Despite the significant efforts towards applying improved non-destructive and label-free measurements of biomolecular structures of lipid-based gene delivery vectors, little is achieved in terms of their structural relevance in gene transfections. Better understanding of structure-activity relationships of lipid-DNA complexes and their gene expression efficiencies thus becomes an essential issue. Raman scattering offers a complimentary measurement technique for following the structural transitions of both DNA and lipid vesicles employed for their transfer...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924666/brain-slice-staining-and-preparation-for-three-dimensional-super-resolution-microscopy
#10
Christopher L German, Manasa V Gudheti, Annette E Fleckenstein, Erik M Jorgensen
Localization microscopy techniques-such as photoactivation localization microscopy (PALM), fluorescent PALM (FPALM), ground state depletion (GSD), and stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM)-provide the highest precision for single-molecule localization currently available. However, localization microscopy has been largely limited to cell cultures due to the difficulties that arise in imaging thicker tissue sections. Sample fixation and antibody staining, background fluorescence, fluorophore photoinstability, light scattering in thick sections, and sample movement create significant challenges for imaging intact tissue...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924207/novel-ecto-tagged-integrins-reveal-their-trafficking-in-live-cells
#11
Clotilde Huet-Calderwood, Felix Rivera-Molina, Daniel V Iwamoto, Emil B Kromann, Derek Toomre, David A Calderwood
Integrins are abundant heterodimeric cell-surface adhesion receptors essential in multicellular organisms. Integrin function is dynamically modulated by endo-exocytic trafficking, however, major mysteries remain about where, when, and how this occurs in living cells. To address this, here we report the generation of functional recombinant β1 integrins with traceable tags inserted in an extracellular loop. We demonstrate that these 'ecto-tagged' integrins are cell-surface expressed, localize to adhesions, exhibit normal integrin activation, and restore adhesion in β1 integrin knockout fibroblasts...
September 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924189/communication-via-extracellular-vesicles-enhances-viral-infection-of-a-cosmopolitan-alga
#12
Daniella Schatz, Shilo Rosenwasser, Sergey Malitsky, Sharon G Wolf, Ester Feldmesser, Assaf Vardi
Communication between microorganisms in the marine environment has immense ecological impact by mediating trophic-level interactions and thus determining community structure (1) . Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are produced by bacteria (2,3) , archaea (4) , protists (5) and metazoans, and can mediate pathogenicity (6) or act as vectors for intercellular communication. However, little is known about the involvement of EVs in microbial interactions in the marine environment (7) . Here we investigated the signalling role of EVs produced during interactions between the cosmopolitan alga Emiliania huxleyi and its specific virus (EhV, Phycodnaviridae) (8) , which leads to the demise of these large-scale oceanic blooms (9,10) ...
September 18, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924139/srphi-ratiometric-ph-biosensors-for-super-resolution-microscopy
#13
Douglas S Richardson, Carola Gregor, Franziska R Winter, Nicolai T Urban, Steffen J Sahl, Katrin I Willig, Stefan W Hell
Fluorescence-based biosensors have become essential tools for modern biology, allowing real-time monitoring of biological processes within living cells. Intracellular fluorescent pH probes comprise one of the most widely used families of biosensors in microscopy. One key application of pH probes has been to monitor the acidification of vesicles during endocytosis, an essential function that aids in cargo sorting and degradation. Prior to the development of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy (nanoscopy), investigation of endosomal dynamics in live cells remained difficult as these structures lie at or below the ~250 nm diffraction limit of light microscopy...
September 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924010/microrna-1906-a-novel-regulator-of-toll-like-receptor-4-ameliorates-ischemic-injury-after-experimental-stroke-in-mice
#14
Xiaomeng Xu, Zhuoyu Wen, Nan Zhao, Xiaohui Xu, Fang Wang, Jie Gao, Yongjun Jiang, Xinfeng Liu
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a pro-inflammatory cascade initiator in post-stroke inflammation. In this study, miR-1906, a novel regulator of TLR4, was identified via in silico analysis and microRNA profiling in male adult mice, and its expression was then quantitated in the ischemic hemisphere. We found miR-1906 to be significantly brain-enriched in the ischemic hemisphere and even more drastically enriched in the peri-infarct regions. Furthermore, in vitro experiments demonstrated that during oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD), miR-1906 expression was increased in glial cells but decreased in neurons...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923975/control-of-actin-polymerization-via-the-coincidence-of-phosphoinositides-and-high-membrane-curvature
#15
Frederic Daste, Astrid Walrant, Mikkel R Holst, Jonathan R Gadsby, Julia Mason, Ji-Eun Lee, Daniel Brook, Marcel Mettlen, Elin Larsson, Steven F Lee, Richard Lundmark, Jennifer L Gallop
The conditional use of actin during clathrin-mediated endocytosis in mammalian cells suggests that the cell controls whether and how actin is used. Using a combination of biochemical reconstitution and mammalian cell culture, we elucidate a mechanism by which the coincidence of PI(4,5)P2 and PI(3)P in a curved vesicle triggers actin polymerization. At clathrin-coated pits, PI(3)P is produced by the INPP4A hydrolysis of PI(3,4)P2, and this is necessary for actin-driven endocytosis. Both Cdc42⋅guanosine triphosphate and SNX9 activate N-WASP-WIP- and Arp2/3-mediated actin nucleation...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923936/isolation-of-exosomes-from-whole-blood-by-integrating-acoustics-and-microfluidics
#16
Mengxi Wu, Yingshi Ouyang, Zeyu Wang, Rui Zhang, Po-Hsun Huang, Chuyi Chen, Hui Li, Peng Li, David Quinn, Ming Dao, Subra Suresh, Yoel Sadovsky, Tony Jun Huang
Exosomes are nanoscale extracellular vesicles that play an important role in many biological processes, including intercellular communications, antigen presentation, and the transport of proteins, RNA, and other molecules. Recently there has been significant interest in exosome-related fundamental research, seeking new exosome-based biomarkers for health monitoring and disease diagnoses. Here, we report a separation method based on acoustofluidics (i.e., the integration of acoustics and microfluidics) to isolate exosomes directly from whole blood in a label-free and contact-free manner...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923840/apoptotic-bodies-elicit-gas6-mediated-migration-of-axl-expressing-tumor-cells
#17
Annelien Jm Zweemer, Cory B French, Joshua Mesfin, Simon Gordonov, Aaron S Meyer, Douglas A Lauffenburger
Metastases are a major cause of cancer mortality. AXL, a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) aberrantly expressed in many tumors, is a potent oncogenic driver of metastatic cell motility and has been identified as broadly relevant in cancer drug resistance. Despite its frequent association with changes in cancer phenotypes, the precise mechanism leading to AXL activation is incompletely understood. In addition to its ligand growth arrest specific-6 (Gas6), activation of AXL requires the lipid moiety phosphatidylserine (PS)...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923825/qualitative-differences-in-t-cell-activation-by-dendritic-cell-derived-extracellular-vesicle-subtypes
#18
Mercedes Tkach, Joanna Kowal, Andres E Zucchetti, Lotte Enserink, Mabel Jouve, Danielle Lankar, Michael Saitakis, Lorena Martin-Jaular, Clotilde Théry
Exosomes, nano-sized secreted extracellular vesicles (EVs), are actively studied for their diagnostic and therapeutic potential. In particular, exosomes secreted by dendritic cells (DCs) have been shown to carry MHC-peptide complexes allowing efficient activation of T lymphocytes, thus displaying potential as promoters of adaptive immune responses. DCs also secrete other types of EVs of different size, subcellular origin and protein composition, whose immune capacities have not been yet compared to those of exosomes...
September 18, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923791/gja1-20k-arranges-actin-to-guide-cx43-delivery-to-cardiac-intercalated-discs
#19
Wassim A Basheer, Shaohua Xiao, Irina Epifantseva, Ying Fu, Andre G Kleber, TingTing Hong, Robin M Shaw
Rationale: Delivery of connexin 43 (Cx43) to the intercalated disc is a continuous and rapid process critical for intercellular coupling. By a pathway of targeted delivery involving microtubule highways, vesicles of Cx43 hemichannels are efficiently trafficked to adherens junctions at intercalated discs. It has also been identified that actin provides rest stops for Cx43 forward trafficking, and that Cx43 has a 20kDa internally translated small C-terminus isoform (GJA1-20k) which is required for full-length Cx43 trafficking, but by an unknown mechanism...
September 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923687/thermotropic-properties-of-phosphatidylcholine-nanodiscs-bounded-by-styrene-maleic-acid-copolymers
#20
J J Dominguez Pardo, J M Dörr, M F Renne, T Ould-Braham, M C Koorengevel, M J van Steenbergen, J A Killian
Styrene-maleic acid copolymers (SMA) have been gaining interest in the field of membrane research due to their ability to solubilize membranes into nanodics. The SMA molecules act as an amphipathic belt that surrounds the nanodiscs, whereby the hydrophobic styrene moieties can insert in between the lipid acyl chains. Here we used SMA variants with different styrene-to-maleic acid ratio (i.e. 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1) to investigate how lipid packing in the nanodiscs is affected by the presence of the polymers and how it depends on polymer composition...
September 15, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
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