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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289229/persistence-of-the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-in-the-absence-of-subunit-c-of-human-atp-synthase
#1
Jiuya He, Holly C Ford, Joe Carroll, Shujing Ding, Ian M Fearnley, John E Walker
The permeability transition in human mitochondria refers to the opening of a nonspecific channel, known as the permeability transition pore (PTP), in the inner membrane. Opening can be triggered by calcium ions, leading to swelling of the organelle, disruption of the inner membrane, and ATP synthesis, followed by cell death. Recent proposals suggest that the pore is associated with the ATP synthase complex and specifically with the ring of c-subunits that constitute the membrane domain of the enzyme's rotor...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267410/combined-haplotypes-of-casr-gene-sequence-variants-and-their-associations-with-growth-traits-in-cattle
#2
Binglin Yue, Fuhai Han, Jiyao Wu, Yanhuan Wang, Chunlei Zhang, Xingtang Fang, Xinglei Qi, Yueyu Bai, Hong Chen
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a Class C G-protein coupled receptor that regulates food intake and assimilation. However, studies on the relationship between CaSR gene and growth traits in cattle are deficient. The aim of this study was to examine the association of the CaSR polymorphism with growth traits in cattle breeds. Four novel single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and one previously reported SNP (NC_007299.5: g.67630865T>C, 67638409G>C, 67660395G>C, 67661546C>G, and 67661892A>C) were identified in the bovine CaSR gene using DNA sequencing and PCR-SSCP methods in 520 individuals from three representative breeds...
March 7, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259758/huntingtin-associated-protein-1-hap1-regulates-endocytosis-and-interacts-with-multiple-trafficking-related-proteins
#3
Kimberly D Mackenzie, Yoon Lim, Michael D Duffield, Timothy Chataway, Xin-Fu Zhou, Damien J Keating
Huntingtin-associated protein 1 (HAP1) was initially identified as a binding partner of huntingtin, mutations in which underlie Huntington's disease. Subcellular localization and protein interaction data indicate that HAP1 may be important in vesicle trafficking, cell signalling and receptor internalization. In this study, a proteomics approach was used for the identification of novel HAP1-interacting partners to attempt to shed light on the physiological function of HAP1. Using affinity chromatography with HAP1-GST protein fragments bound to Sepharose columns, this study identified a number of trafficking-related proteins that bind to HAP1...
March 1, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240315/translation-of-sindbis-subgenomic-mrna-is-independent-of-eif2-eif2a-and-eif2d
#4
Miguel Angel Sanz, Esther González Almela, Luis Carrasco
Translation of Sindbis virus subgenomic mRNA (sgmRNA) can occur after inactivation of eIF2 by phosphorylation in mammalian cells. Several studies have suggested that eIF2 can be replaced by eIF2A or eIF2D. HAP1 human cell lines knocked-out for eIF2A, eIF2D or both by CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering were compared with wild-type (WT) cells to test the potential role of eIF2A and eIF2D in translation. Sindbis virus infection was comparable between the four cell lines. Moreover, synthesis of viral proteins during late stage infection was similar in all four cell lines despite the fact that eIF2α became phosphorylated...
February 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228588/investigation-of-the-role-of-protein-kinase-d-in-human-rhinovirus-replication
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Anabel Guedán, Dawid Swieboda, Mark Charles, Marie Toussaint, Sebastian L Johnston, Amin Asfor, Anusha Panjwani, Tobias J Tuthill, Henry Danahay, Tony Raynham, Aurelie Mousnier, Roberto Solari
Picornavirus replication is known to cause extensive remodelling of Golgi and endoplasmic reticulum membranes and a number of the host proteins involved in the viral replication complex have been identified, including oxysterol binding protein (OSBP) and phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase III beta (PI4KB). Since both OSBP and PI4KB are substrates for protein kinase D (PKD) and PKD is known to be involved in the control of Golgi vesicular and lipid transport, we hypothesised that PKD played a role in viral replication...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137862/dyrk1a-regulates-hap1-dcaf7-wdr68-binding-with-implication-for-delayed-growth-in-down-syndrome
#6
Jianxing Xiang, Su Yang, Ning Xin, Marta A Gaertig, Roger H Reeves, Shihua Li, Xiao-Jiang Li
Huntingtin-associated protein 1 (Hap1) is known to be critical for postnatal hypothalamic function and growth. Hap1 forms stigmoid bodies (SBs), unique neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions of unknown function that are enriched in hypothalamic neurons. Here we developed a simple strategy to isolate the SB-enriched fraction from mouse brain. By analyzing Hap1 immunoprecipitants from this fraction, we identified a Hap1-interacting SB component, DDB1 and CUL4 associated factor 7 (Dcaf7)/WD40 repeat 68 (WDR68), whose protein level and nuclear translocation are regulated by Hap1...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003220/recycling-of-apolipoprotein-a-after-plgrkt-mediated-endocytosis-of-lipoprotein-a
#7
Monika Sharma, Gregory M Redpath, Michael J Williams, Sally P McCormick
RATIONALE: Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] is a low density lipoprotein (LDL)-like lipoprotein and important cardiovascular risk factor whose cognate receptor and intracellular fate remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: Our study aimed to determine the intracellular trafficking pathway for Lp(a) and the receptor responsible for its uptake in liver cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human hepatoma (HepG2) cells were treated with Lp(a) purified from human plasma and Lp(a) uptake studied using western blot analysis and intracellular localisation of Lp(a) by confocal microscopy...
December 21, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984179/immunohistochemical-analysis-of-huntingtin-associated-protein-1-in-adult-rat-spinal-cord-and-its-regional-relationship-with-androgen-receptor
#8
Md Nabiul Islam, Yukio Takeshita, Akie Yanai, Amami Imagawa, Mir Rubayet Jahan, Greggory Wroblewski, Joe Nemoto, Ryutaro Fujinaga, Koh Shinoda
Huntingtin-associated protein 1 (HAP1) is a neuronal interactor with causatively polyglutamine (polyQ)-expanded huntingtin in Huntington's disease and also associated with pathologically polyQ-expanded androgen receptor (AR) in spinobulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA), being considered as a protective factor against neurodegenerative apoptosis. In normal brains, it is abundantly expressed particularly in the limbic-hypothalamic regions that tend to be spared from neurodegeneration, whereas the areas with little HAP1 expression, including the striatum, thalamus, cerebral neocortex and cerebellum, are targets in several neurodegenerative diseases...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979739/genetic-variants-in-sirt3-transcriptional-regulatory-region-affect-promoter-activity-and-fat-deposition-in-three-cattle-breeds
#9
Linsheng Gui, Jieyun Hong, Sayed Haidar Abbas Raza, Linsen Zan
Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is a mitochondrial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent deacetylase. It has crucial roles in regulating the respiratory chain, in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, and in both the citric acid and urea cycles. The aim of this study was to investigate whether SIRT3 could be used as a candidate gene in the breeding of cattle. Expression analysis by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reactions (qPCR) indicated that expression levels of SIRT3 were highest in the kidney, rumen, liver, omasum and muscle...
December 12, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737633/huntingtin-associated-protein-1-eutherian-adaptation-from-a%C3%A2-trak-like-protein-conserved-gene-promoter-elements-and-localization-in-the-human-intestine
#10
Amanda L Lumsden, Richard L Young, Nektaria Pezos, Damien J Keating
BACKGROUND: Huntingtin-associated Protein 1 (HAP1) is expressed in neurons and endocrine cells, and is critical for postnatal survival in mice. HAP1 shares a conserved "HAP1_N" domain with TRAfficking Kinesin proteins TRAK1 and TRAK2 (vertebrate), Milton (Drosophila) and T27A3.1 (C. elegans). HAP1, TRAK1 and TRAK2 have a degree of common function, particularly regarding intracellular receptor trafficking. However, TRAK1, TRAK2 and Milton (which have a "Milt/TRAK" domain that is absent in human and rodent HAP1) differ in function to HAP1 in that they are mitochondrial transport proteins, while HAP1 has emerging roles in starvation response...
October 13, 2016: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624941/regulation-of-l-type-ca2-channel-activity-and-insulin-secretion-by-huntingtin-associated-protein-1
#11
Jing-Ying Pan, Shijin Yuan, Tao Yu, Cong-Lin Su, Xiao-Long Liu, Jun He, He Li
Huntingtin-associated protein 1 (Hap1) was originally identified as a protein that binds to the Huntington disease protein, huntingtin. Growing evidence has shown that Hap1 participates in intracellular trafficking via its association with various microtubule-dependent transporters and organelles. Recent studies also revealed that Hap1 is involved in exocytosis such as insulin release from pancreatic β-cells. However, the mechanism underlying the action of Hap1 on insulin release remains to be investigated...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27519690/systematic-identification-of-genes-involved-in-metabolic-acid-stress-resistance-in-yeast-and-their-potential-as-cancer-targets
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John J Shin, Qurratulain Aftab, Pamela Austin, Jennifer A McQueen, Tak Poon, Shu Chen Li, Barry P Young, Calvin D Roskelley, Christopher J R Loewen
A hallmark of all primary and metastatic tumours is their high rate of glucose uptake and glycolysis. A consequence of the glycolytic phenotype is the accumulation of metabolic acid; hence, tumour cells experience considerable intracellular acid stress. To compensate, tumour cells upregulate acid pumps, which expel the metabolic acid into the surrounding tumour environment, resulting in alkalization of intracellular pH and acidification of the tumour microenvironment. Nevertheless, we have only a limited understanding of the consequences of altered intracellular pH on cell physiology, or of the genes and pathways that respond to metabolic acid stress...
September 1, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27334583/opposing-roles-of-double-stranded-rna-effector-pathways-and-viral-defense-proteins-revealed-with-crispr-cas9-knockout-cell-lines-and-vaccinia-virus-mutants
#13
Ruikang Liu, Bernard Moss
UNLABELLED: Vaccinia virus (VACV) decapping enzymes and cellular exoribonuclease Xrn1 catalyze successive steps in mRNA degradation and prevent double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) accumulation, whereas the viral E3 protein can bind dsRNA. We showed that dsRNA and E3 colocalized within cytoplasmic viral factories in cells infected with a decapping enzyme mutant as well as with wild-type VACV and that they coprecipitated with antibody. An E3 deletion mutant induced protein kinase R (PKR) and eukaryotic translation initiation factor alpha (eIF2α) phosphorylation earlier and more strongly than a decapping enzyme mutant even though less dsRNA was made, leading to more profound effects on viral gene expression...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27319755/behavioral-analysis-of-the-huntingtin-associated-protein-1-ortholog-trak-1-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#14
Fran Norflus, Jingnan Bu, Evon Guyton, Claire-Anne Gutekunst
The precise role of huntingtin-associated protein 1 (HAP1) is not known, but studies have shown that it is important for early development and survival. A Caenorhabditis elegans ortholog of HAP1, T27A3.1 (also called trak-1), has been found and is expressed in a subset of neurons. Potential behavioral functions of three knockout lines of T27A3.1 were examined. From its suspected role in mice we hypothesize that T27A3.1 might be involved in egg hatching and early growth, mechanosensation, chemosensation, sensitivity to osmolarity, and synaptic transmission...
September 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27315547/huntingtin-associated-protein-1-is-a-synapsin-i-binding-protein-regulating-synaptic-vesicle-exocytosis-and-synapsin-i-trafficking
#15
Kimberly D Mackenzie, Amanda L Lumsden, Feng Guo, Michael D Duffield, Timothy Chataway, Yoon Lim, Xin-Fu Zhou, Damien J Keating
Huntingtin-associated protein-1 (HAP1) is involved in intracellular trafficking, vesicle transport, and membrane receptor endocytosis. However, despite such diverse functions, the role of HAP1 in the synaptic vesicle (SV) cycle in nerve terminals remains unclear. Here, we report that HAP1 functions in SV exocytosis, controls total SV turnover and the speed of vesicle fusion in nerve terminals and regulates glutamate release in cortical brain slices. We found that HAP1 interacts with synapsin I, an abundant neuronal phosphoprotein that associates with SVs during neurotransmitter release and regulates synaptic plasticity and neuronal development...
September 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27309588/characterization-of-axonal-transport-defects-in-drosophila-huntingtin-mutants
#16
Kurt R Weiss, J Troy Littleton
Polyglutamine (polyQ) expansion within Huntingtin (Htt) causes the fatal neurodegenerative disorder Huntington's Disease (HD). Although Htt is ubiquitously expressed and conserved from Drosophila to humans, its normal biological function is still being elucidated. Here we characterize a role for the Drosophila Htt homolog (dHtt) in fast axonal transport (FAT). Generation and expression of transgenic dHtt-mRFP and human Htt-mRFP fusion proteins in Drosophila revealed co-localization with mitochondria and synaptic vesicles undergoing FAT...
September 2016: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27151404/preliminary-evidence-of-differences-in-cadmium-tolerance-in-metal-free-stocks-of-the-standard-earthworm-test-species-eisenia-andrei-oligochaeta
#17
Patricks Voua Otomo, Laetitia Voua Otomo, Carlos C Bezuidenhout, Mark S Maboeta
To test whether metal-tolerant and metal-sensitive earthworm specimens could be an inherent part of metal-free earthworm populations, (i) we used DNA barcoding to identify and categorize earthworms from 8 populations of the standard test species Eisenia andrei, and (ii) the earthworms carrying three of the identified COI haplotypes (named Hap1, hap3 and Hap3) were paired up and exposed to Cd in order to assess the difference in Cd sensitivity between the breeding pairs. A total of six breeding pairs were exposed to 0, 25, 50 and 100 mg Cd/kg for 4 weeks at 20 °C...
August 2016: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27103597/the-polymorphisms-of-a-mif-gene-and-their-association-with-vibrio-resistance-in-the-clam-meretrix-meretrix
#18
Linhu Zou, Baozhong Liu
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is an important proinflammatory cytokine that mediates both innate and adaptive immune responses. In this study, a homolog of MIF was identified in the clam Meretrix meretrix. Ten SNPs in the DNA partial sequence of MmMIF were found to be significantly associated with Vibrio resistance (P < 0.05). Distinct expression patterns of MmMIF among different haplotypes were observed after Vibrio challenge. The results showed that haplotypes did not affect MmMIF expression in the negative control group, while the expression of MmMIF in clams with Hap1 and Hap1/Hap2 was significantly lower than that with Hap2 at 24 h in the PBS-injected group but significantly higher than that with Hap2 in the Vibrio-injected group...
September 2016: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26958867/self-setting-calcium-phosphate-cements-with-tunable-antibiotic-release-rates-for-advanced-antimicrobial-applications
#19
Shreya Ghosh, Victoria Wu, Sebastian Pernal, Vuk Uskoković
Osteomyelitis, an infectious disease predominantly tied to poor sanitary conditions in underdeveloped regions of the world, is in need of inexpensive, easily in situ synthesizable and administrable materials for its treatment. The results of this study stem from the attempt to create one such affordable and minimally invasive therapeutic platform in the form of a self-setting, injectable cement with a tunable drug release profile, composed of only nanoparticulate hydroxyapatite, the synthetic version of the bone mineral...
March 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26867216/a-new-mutation-hap1-2-reveals-a-c-terminal-domain-function-in-atmago-protein-and-its-biological-effects-in-male-gametophyte-development-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#20
Kevin Cilano, Zachary Mazanek, Mahmuda Khan, Sarah Metcalfe, Xiao-Ning Zhang
The exon-exon junction complex (EJC) is a conserved eukaryotic multiprotein complex that examines the quality of and determines the availability of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) posttranscriptionally. Four proteins, MAGO, Y14, eIF4AIII and BTZ, function as core components of the EJC. The mechanisms of their interactions and the biological indications of these interactions are still poorly understood in plants. A new mutation, hap1-2. leads to premature pollen death and a reduced seed production in Arabidopsis. This mutation introduces a viable truncated transcript AtMagoΔC...
2016: PloS One
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