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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454292/dna-vaccine-encoding-human-papillomavirus-antigens-flanked-by-a-signal-peptide-and-a-kdel-sequence-induces-a-potent-therapeutic-antitumor-effect
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Jose J Perez-Trujillo, Rodolfo Garza-Morales, Jose A Barron-Cantu, Gabriel Figueroa-Parra, Aracely Garcia-Garcia, Humberto Rodriguez-Rocha, Jaime Garcia-Juarez, Gerardo E Muñoz-Maldonado, Odila Saucedo-Cardenas, Roberto Montes-De-Oca-Luna, Maria De Jesus Loera-Arias
Cellular immune responses play a critical role in the eradication of intracellular infections and malignant cells through the recognition and subsequent removal of the infection or malignant cells. Effective antigen presentation is crucial for stimulating the immune system against malignant cells. Calreticulin (CRT) has been used to improve antigen presentation. However, CRT overexpression has been previously associated with the development of pancreatic and breast cancer. The import and retention signals of CRT in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) can be used to overcome CRT overexpression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453661/photoreceptor-outer-segment-as-a-sink-for-membrane-proteins-hypothesis-and-implications-in-retinal-ciliopathies
#2
Seongjin Seo, Poppy Datta
The photoreceptor outer segment (OS) is a unique modification of the primary cilium, specialized for light perception. Being homologous organelles, the primary cilium and the OS share common building blocks and molecular machinery to construct and maintain them. The OS, however, has several unique structural features that are not seen in primary cilia. Although these unique features of the OS have been well documented, their implications in protein localization have been under-appreciated. In this review, we compare the structural properties of the primary cilium and the OS, and propose a hypothesis that the OS can act as a sink for membrane proteins...
April 26, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453381/degradation-of-protein-translation-machinery-by-amino-acid-starvation-induced-macroautophagy
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Christine Gretzmeier, Sven Eiselein, Gregory R Johnson, Rudolf Engelke, Heike Nowag, Mostafa Zarei, Victoria Küttner, Andrea C Becker, Kristoffer T G Rigbolt, Maria Høyer-Hansen, Jens S Andersen, Christian Münz, Robert F Murphy, Jörn Dengjel
Macroautophagy is regarded as a nonspecific bulk degradation process of cytoplasmic material within the lysosome. However, the process has mainly been studied by nonspecific bulk degradation assays using radiolabeling. In the present study we monitor protein turnover and degradation by global, unbiased approaches relying on quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Macroautophagy is induced by rapamycin treatment, and by amino acid and glucose starvation in differentially, metabolically labeled cells...
April 28, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448295/the-role-of-mitochondrial-stress-in-muscle-wasting-following-severe-burn-trauma
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John O Ogunbileje, David N Herndon, Andrew J Murton, Craig Porter
Increased resting metabolic rate (hypermetabolism) and skeletal muscle wasting are hallmarks of the pathophysiological stress response to severe burn trauma. However, whether these two responses occur independently in burn patients or are in fact related remains unclear. In light of recent evidence demonstrating that increased proteolysis in skeletal muscle of burned patients is accompanied by mitochondrial hypermetabolism, oxidative stress, and protein damage; in this article, we discuss the evidence for a role for the mitochondrion in skeletal muscle wasting following severe burn trauma...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447907/nanotherapy-of-cancer-by-photoelectrons-emitted-from-the-surface-of-nanoparticles-exposed-to-nonionizing-ultraviolet-radiation
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Renat R Letfullin, Thomas F George
AIM: We introduce a new method for selectively destroying cancer cell organelles by electrons emitted from the surface of intracellularly localized nanoparticles exposed to the nonionizing ultraviolet (UV) radiation. METHODS: We propose to target cancerous intracellular organelles by nanoparticles and expose them to UV radiation with energy density safe for healthy tissue. RESULTS: We simulate the number of photoelectrons produced by the nanoparticles made of various metals and radii, calculate their kinetic energy and compare it to the threshold energy for producing biological damage...
April 27, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447717/knockdown-of-zfpl1-results-in-increased-autophagy-and-autophagy%C3%A2-related-cell-death-in-nci%C3%A2-n87-and-bgc%C3%A2-823-human-gastric-carcinoma-cell-lines
#6
Yong-Zheng Xie, Wan-Li Ma, Ji-Ming Meng, Xue-Qun Ren
Macroautophagy, which will hereafter be referred to as autophagy, is an evolutionarily conserved process, during which cells recycle and remove damaged organelles and proteins in response to cellular stress. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of autophagy remain to be fully elucidated. The present study demonstrated that knockdown of zinc finger protein like 1 (ZFPL1) induces autophagy and increases autophagic cell death in NCI‑N87 and BGC‑823 human gastric carcinoma cell lines. To examine the role of ZFPL1 in gastric carcinoma cells, ZFPL1 expression was downregulated by lentiviral infection...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446709/control-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function-by-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system
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REVIEW
Piotr Bragoszewski, Michal Turek, Agnieszka Chacinska
Mitochondria are pivotal organelles in eukaryotic cells. The complex proteome of mitochondria comprises proteins that are encoded by nuclear and mitochondrial genomes. The biogenesis of mitochondrial proteins requires their transport in an unfolded state with a high risk of misfolding. The mislocalization of mitochondrial proteins is deleterious to the cell. The electron transport chain in mitochondria is a source of reactive oxygen species that damage proteins. Mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to many pathological conditions and, together with the loss of cellular protein homeostasis (proteostasis), are hallmarks of ageing and ageing-related degeneration diseases...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444959/controlling-and-monitoring-intracellular-delivery-of-anticancer-polymer-nanomedicines
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REVIEW
Claudia Battistella, Harm-Anton Klok
Polymer nanomedicines are very attractive to improve the delivery of chemotherapeutics. Polymer conjugates and other polymer-based nanocarriers allow to increase plasma half-life and drug bioavailability and can also be guided toward tumors using passive and active targeting strategies. Since many chemotherapeutics act on targets that are located in well-defined subcellular compartments, other important factors that contribute to an efficient therapy include cellular internalization and subsequent intracellular trafficking of the polymer nanomedicines and/or its payload to the appropriate organelle in the cytoplasm...
April 26, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444922/regulation-of-organelle-function-by-metformin
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REVIEW
Jeongho Kim, Young-Jai You
Metformin ameliorates hyperglycemia without the side effects of lactic acidosis or hypoglycemia. Metformin lowers the blood glucose level by decreasing hepatic glucose production in the liver and by increasing glucose uptake in the muscle. Recent studies show that metformin induces cell death in certain cancer cell lines by interfering with the metabolism of the cancer cells. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms of action for metformin will provide insights into how to better treat diabetes and other metabolic disorders and also into the development of new therapeutic drugs...
April 26, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444372/quantifying-the-number-of-independent-organelle-dna-insertions-in-genome-evolution-and-human-health
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Einat Hazkani-Covo, William F Martin
Fragments of organelle genomes are often found as insertions in nuclear DNA. These fragments of mitochondrial DNA (numts) and plastid DNA (nupts) are ubiquitous components of eukaryotic genomes. They are, however, often edited out during the genome assembly process, leading to systematic underestimation of their frequency. Numts and nupts, once inserted, can become further fragmented through subsequent insertion of mobile elements or other recombinational events that disrupt the continuity of the inserted sequence relative to the genuine organelle DNA copy...
April 21, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444332/mitochondrial-recombination-and-introgression-during-speciation-by-hybridization
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Jean-Baptiste Leducq, Mathieu Henault, Guillaume Charron, Lou Nielly-Thibault, Yves Terrat, Heather L Fiumera, B Jesse Shapiro, Christian R Landry
Genome recombination is a major source of genotypic diversity and contributes to adaptation and speciation following inter-species hybridization. The contribution of recombination in these processes has been thought to be largely limited to the nuclear genome because organelles are mostly uniparentally inherited in animals and plants, which prevents recombination. Unicellular eukaryotes such as budding yeasts do, however, transmit mitochondria bi-parentally, suggesting that during hybridization, both parents could provide alleles that contribute to mitochondrial functions such as respiration and metabolism in hybrid populations or hybrid species...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443244/the-mitochondrial-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-1-ca-2-transport-apoptosis-and-their-regulation
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REVIEW
Varda Shoshan-Barmatz, Soumasree De, Alon Meir
In the outer mitochondrial membrane, the voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1) functions in cellular Ca(2+) homeostasis by mediating the transport of Ca(2+) in and out of mitochondria. VDAC1 is highly Ca(2+)-permeable and modulates Ca(2+) access to the mitochondrial intermembrane space. Intramitochondrial Ca(2+) controls energy metabolism by enhancing the rate of NADH production via modulating critical enzymes in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and fatty acid oxidation. Mitochondrial [Ca(2+)] is regarded as an important determinant of cell sensitivity to apoptotic stimuli and was proposed to act as a "priming signal," sensitizing the organelle and promoting the release of pro-apoptotic proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443111/subcellular-compartmentalization-and-chemical-forms-of-lead-participate-in-lead-tolerance-of-robinia-pseudoacacia-l-with-funneliformis-mosseae
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Li Huang, Haoqiang Zhang, Yingying Song, Yurong Yang, Hui Chen, Ming Tang
The effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus on the subcellular compartmentalization and chemical forms of lead (Pb) in Pb tolerance plants was assessed in a pot experiment in greenhouse conditions. We measured root colonization, plant growth, photosynthesis, subcellular compartmentalization and chemical forms of Pb in black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) seedlings inoculated with Funneliformis mosseae isolate (BGC XJ01A) under a range of Pb treatments (0, 90, 900, and 3000 mg Pb kg(-1) soil). The majority of Pb was retained in the roots of R...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442635/a-novel-missense-mutation-of-mip-causes-semi-dominant-cataracts-in-the-nat-mouse
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Gou Takahashi, Sayaka Hasegawa, Yukiko Fukutomi, Chihiro Harada, Masamune Furugori, Yuta Seki, Yoshiaki Kikkawa, Kenta Wada
Major intrinsic protein of lens fiber (MIP) is one of the proteins essential for maintaining lens transparency while also contributing to dominant cataracts in humans. The Nodai cataract (Nat) mice harbor a spontaneous mutation in Mip and develop early-onset nuclear cataracts. The Nat mutation is a c.631G>A mutation (Mip(Nat)), resulting in a glycine-to-arginine substitution (p.Gly211Arg) in the sixth transmembrane domain. The Mip(Nat/Nat) homozygotes exhibit congenital cataracts caused by the degeneration of lens fiber cells...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441569/the-cytoskeleton-autophagy-connection
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REVIEW
David J Kast, Roberto Dominguez
Actin cytoskeleton dynamics play vital roles in most forms of intracellular trafficking by promoting the biogenesis and transport of vesicular cargoes. Mounting evidence indicates that actin dynamics and membrane-cytoskeleton scaffolds also have essential roles in macroautophagy, the process by which cellular waste is isolated inside specialized vesicles called autophagosomes for recycling and degradation. Branched actin polymerization is necessary for the biogenesis of autophagosomes from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane...
April 24, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441357/investigation-of-the-anti-leishmania-leishmania-infantum-activity-of-some-natural-sesquiterpene-lactones
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Imke F Wulsten, Thais A Costa-Silva, Juliana T Mesquita, Marta L Lima, Mariana K Galuppo, Noemi N Taniwaki, Samanta E T Borborema, Fernando B Da Costa, Thomas J Schmidt, Andre G Tempone
Leishmaniases are neglected infectious diseases caused by parasites of the 'protozoan' genus Leishmania. Depending on the parasite species, different clinical forms are known as cutaneous, muco-cutaneous, and the visceral leishmaniasis (VL). VL is particularly fatal and the therapy presents limitations. In the search for new anti-leishmanial hit compounds, seven natural sesquiterpene lactones were evaluated against promastigotes and intracellular amastigotes of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum, a pathogen causing VL...
April 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441135/proteomic-mapping-of-cytosol-facing-outer-mitochondrial-and-er-membranes-in-living-human-cells-by-proximity-biotinylation
#17
Victoria Hung, Stephanie S Lam, Namrata D Udeshi, Tanya Svinkina, Gaelen Guzman, Vamsi K Mootha, Steven A Carr, Alice Y Ting
The cytosol-facing membranes of cellular organelles contain proteins that enable signal transduction, regulation of morphology and trafficking, protein import and export, and other specialized processes. Discovery of these proteins by traditional biochemical fractionation can be plagued with contaminants and loss of key components. Using peroxidase-mediated proximity biotinylation, we captured and identified endogenous proteins on the outer mitochondrial membrane (OMM) and endoplasmic reticulum membrane (ERM) of living human fibroblasts...
April 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438996/morphotype-of-bacteroids-in-different-legumes-correlates-with-the-number-and-type-of-symbiotic-ncr-peptides
#18
Jesús Montiel, J Allan Downie, Attila Farkas, Péter Bihari, Róbert Herczeg, Balázs Bálint, Peter Mergaert, Attila Kereszt, Éva Kondorosi
In legume nodules, rhizobia differentiate into nitrogen-fixing forms called bacteroids, which are enclosed by a plant membrane in an organelle-like structure called the symbiosome. In the Inverted Repeat-Lacking Clade (IRLC) of legumes, this differentiation is terminal due to irreversible loss of cell division ability and is associated with genome amplification and different morphologies of the bacteroids that can be swollen, elongated, spherical, and elongated-branched, depending on the host plant. In Medicago truncatula, this process is orchestrated by nodule-specific cysteine-rich peptides (NCRs) delivered into developing bacteroids...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438607/obesity-exposed-oocytes-accumulate-and-transmit-damaged-mitochondria-due-to-an-inability-to-activate-mitophagy
#19
Anna L Boudoures, Jessica Saben, Andrea Drury, Suzanne Scheaffer, Zeel Modi, Wendy Zhang, Kelle H Moley
Mitochondria are the most prominent organelle in the oocyte. Somatic cells maintain a healthy population of mitochondria by degrading damaged mitochondria via mitophagy, a specialized autophagy pathway. However, evidence from previous work investigating the more general macroautophagy pathway in oocytes suggests that mitophagy may not be active in the oocyte. This would leave the vast numbers of mitochondria - poised to be inherited by the offspring - vulnerable to damage. Here we test the hypothesis that inactive mitophagy in the oocyte underlies maternal transmission of dysfunctional mitochondria...
April 21, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437167/the-fgvps39-fgvam7-fgsso1-complex-mediates-vesicle-trafficking-and-is-important-for-the-development-and-virulence-of-fusarium-graminearum
#20
Bing Li, Luping Liu, Ying Li, Xin Dong, Haifeng Zhang, Huaigu Chen, Xiaobo Zheng, Zhengguang Zhang
Vesicle trafficking is an important event in eukaryotic organisms. Many proteins and lipids transported between different organelles or compartments are essential for survival. These processes are mediated by soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE) proteins, Rab-GTPases, and multisubunit tethering complexes such as class C core vacuole or endosome tethering and homotypic fusion or vacuole protein sorting (HOPS). Our previous study has demonstrated that FgVam7, which encodes a SNARE protein involving in vesicle trafficking, plays crucial roles in growth, asexual or sexual development, deoxynivalenol production, and pathogenicity in Fusarium graminearum...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
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