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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449800/robustness-and-vulnerability-of-the-autoregulatory-system-that-maintains-nuclear-tdp-43-levels-a-trade-off-hypothesis-for-als-pathology-based-on-in-silico-data
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Akihiro Sugai, Taisuke Kato, Akihide Koyama, Yuka Koike, Sou Kasahara, Takuya Konno, Tomohiko Ishihara, Osamu Onodera
Abnormal accumulation of TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) in the cytoplasm and its disappearance from the nucleus are pathological features of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (ALS/FTD) and are directly involved in the pathogenesis of these conditions. TDP-43 is an essential nuclear protein that readily aggregates in a concentration-dependent manner. Therefore, cells must strictly maintain an appropriate amount of nuclear TDP-43. In one relevant maintenance mechanism, TDP-43 binds to its pre-mRNA and promotes alternative splicing, resulting in mRNA degradation via nonsense-mediated mRNA decay...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431480/identification-of-a-novel-nonsense-aspm-mutation-in-a-large-consanguineous-pakistani-family-using-targeted-next-generation-sequencing
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Amjad Khan, Rongrong Wang, Shirui Han, Wasim Ahmad, Xue Zhang
AIMS: To identify the pathogenic mutation underlying microcephaly primary hereditary (MCPH) in a large consanguineous Pakistani family. METHODS: A five-generation family with an autosomal recessive transmission of MCPH was recruited. Targeted next-generation DNA sequencing was carried out to analyze the genomic DNA sample from the proband with MCPH using a previously designed panel targeting 46 known microcephaly-causing genes. Sanger sequencing was performed to verify all identified variants...
February 12, 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429924/the-tia1-rna-binding-protein-family-regulates-eif2ak2-mediated-stress-response-and-cell-cycle-progression
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Cindy Meyer, Aitor Garzia, Michael Mazzola, Stefanie Gerstberger, Henrik Molina, Thomas Tuschl
TIA1 and TIAL1 encode a family of U-rich element mRNA-binding proteins ubiquitously expressed and conserved in metazoans. Using PAR-CLIP, we determined that both proteins bind target sites with identical specificity in 3' UTRs and introns proximal to 5' as well as 3' splice sites. Double knockout (DKO) of TIA1 and TIAL1 increased target mRNA abundance proportional to the number of binding sites and also caused accumulation of aberrantly spliced mRNAs, most of which are subject to nonsense-mediated decay. Loss of PRKRA by mis-splicing triggered the activation of the double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-activated protein kinase EIF2AK2/PKR and stress granule formation...
February 15, 2018: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397575/genotype-phenotype-investigation-of-35-patients-from-11-unrelated-families-with-camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa-vara-pericarditis-cacp-syndrome
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Saliha Yilmaz, Dilek Uludağ Alkaya, Özgür Kasapçopur, Kenan Barut, Ekin S Akdemir, Cemre Celen, Mark W Youngblood, Katsuhito Yasuno, Kaya Bilguvar, Murat Günel, Beyhan Tüysüz
BACKGROUND: The camptodactyly-arthropathy-coxa vara-pericarditis syndrome (CACP) is a rare autosomal recessive condition characterized by camptodactyly, noninflammatory arthropathy, coxa vara, and pericarditis. CACP is caused by mutations in the proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) gene, which encodes a lubricating glycoprotein present in the synovial fluid and at the surface of articular cartilage. METHODS: In the present study, we compared the clinical and molecular findings of CACP syndrome in 35 patients from 11 unrelated families...
February 4, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396419/partial-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-caused-by-a-deep-intronic-mutation-creating-an-alternative-splice-acceptor-site-of-the-ar-gene
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Hiroyuki Ono, Hirotomo Saitsu, Reiko Horikawa, Shinichi Nakashima, Yumiko Ohkubo, Kumiko Yanagi, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Maki Fukami, Yasuko Fujisawa, Tsutomu Ogata
Although partial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS) is caused by attenuated responsiveness to androgens, androgen receptor gene (AR) mutations on the coding regions and their splice sites have been identified only in <25% of patients with a diagnosis of PAIS. We performed extensive molecular studies including whole exome sequencing in a Japanese family with PAIS, identifying a deep intronic variant beyond the branch site at intron 6 of AR (NM_000044.4:c.2450-42 G > A). This variant created the splice acceptor motif that was accompanied by pyrimidine-rich sequence and two candidate branch sites...
February 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382845/htlv-1-tax-plugs-and-freezes-upf1-helicase-leading-to-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-inhibition
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Francesca Fiorini, Jean-Philippe Robin, Joanne Kanaan, Malgorzata Borowiak, Vincent Croquette, Hervé Le Hir, Pierre Jalinot, Vincent Mocquet
Up-Frameshift Suppressor 1 Homolog (UPF1) is a key factor for nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), a cellular process that can actively degrade mRNAs. Here, we study NMD inhibition during infection by human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1) and characterise the influence of the retroviral Tax factor on UPF1 activity. Tax interacts with the central helicase core domain of UPF1 and might plug the RNA channel of UPF1, reducing its affinity for nucleic acids. Furthermore, using a single-molecule approach, we show that the sequential interaction of Tax with a RNA-bound UPF1 freezes UPF1: this latter is less sensitive to the presence of ATP and shows translocation defects, highlighting the importance of this feature for NMD...
January 30, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378013/a-conserved-structural-element-in-the-rna-helicase-upf1-regulates-its-catalytic-activity-in-an-isoform-specific-manner
#7
Manjeera Gowravaram, Fabien Bonneau, Joanne Kanaan, Vincent D Maciej, Francesca Fiorini, Saurabh Raj, Vincent Croquette, Hervé Le Hir, Sutapa Chakrabarti
The RNA helicase UPF1 is a key component of the nonsense mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway. Previous X-ray crystal structures of UPF1 elucidated the molecular mechanisms of its catalytic activity and regulation. In this study, we examine features of the UPF1 core and identify a structural element that adopts different conformations in the various nucleotide- and RNA-bound states of UPF1. We demonstrate, using biochemical and single molecule assays, that this structural element modulates UPF1 catalytic activity and thereby refer to it as the regulatory loop...
January 25, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374277/cxorf56-a-dendritic-neuronal-protein-identified-as-a-new-candidate-gene-for-x-linked-intellectual-disability
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Annemieke J M H Verkerk, Shimriet Zeidler, Guido Breedveld, Lydia Overbeek, Daphne Huigh, Linda Koster, Herma van der Linde, Celine de Esch, Lies-Anne Severijnen, Bert B A de Vries, Sigrid M A Swagemakers, Rob Willemsen, A Jeannette M Hoogeboom, Peter J van der Spek, Ben A Oostra
Intellectual disability (ID) comprises a large group of heterogeneous disorders, often without a known molecular cause. X-linked ID accounts for 5-10% of male ID cases. We investigated a large, three-generation family with mild ID and behavior problems in five males and one female, with a segregation suggestive for X-linked inheritance. Linkage analysis mapped a disease locus to a 7.6 Mb candidate region on the X-chromosome (LOD score 3.3). Whole-genome sequencing identified a 2 bp insertion in exon 2 of the chromosome X open reading frame 56 gene (CXorf56), resulting in a premature stop codon...
January 26, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363864/srr-intronic-variation-inhibits-expression-of-its-neighbouring-smg6-gene-and-protects-against-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Hua Tao, Xu Zhou, Qian Xie, Zhonghua Ma, Fuhai Sun, Lili Cui, Yujie Cai, Guoda Ma, Jiawu Fu, Zhou Liu, You Li, Haihong Zhou, Jianghao Zhao, Yanyan Chen, Hui Mai, Ying Chen, Jun Chen, Wei Qi, Chaowen Sun, Bin Zhao, Keshen Li
D-serine is a predominant N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor co-agonist with glutamate, and excessive activation of the receptor plays a substantial role in epileptic seizures. Serine racemase (SRR) is responsible for transforming L-serine to D-serine. In this study, we aimed to investigate the genetic roles of SRR and a neighbouring gene, nonsense-mediated mRNA decay factor (SMG6), in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). Here, a total of 496 TLE patients and 528 healthy individuals were successfully genotyped for three SRR tag single nucleotide polymorphisms...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29358398/nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-factors-cure-most-psi-prion-variants
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Moonil Son, Reed B Wickner
The yeast prion [PSI+] is a self-propagating amyloid of Sup35p with a folded in-register parallel β-sheet architecture. In a genetic screen for antiprion genes, using the yeast knockout collection, UPF1/NAM7 and UPF3 , encoding nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) factors, were frequently detected. Almost all [PSI+] variants arising in the absence of Upf proteins were eliminated by restored normal levels of these proteins, and [PSI+] arises more frequently in upf mutants. Upf1p, complexed with Upf2p and Upf3p, is a multifunctional protein with helicase, ATP-binding, and RNA-binding activities promoting efficient translation termination and degradation of mRNAs with premature nonsense codons...
February 6, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355681/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-a-novel-mutation-c-333%C3%A2-%C3%A2-2t%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-of-tnni3k-in-a-chinese-family-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-and-cardiac-conduction-disease
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Liang-Liang Fan, Hao Huang, Jie-Yuan Jin, Jing-Jing Li, Ya-Qin Chen, Shui-Ping Zhao, Rong Xiang
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) and cardiac conduction disease (CCD) are two kinds if diseases that can induce heart failure, syncope and even sudden cardiac death (SCD). DCM patients can experience CCD at the same time. In recent research, some disease-causing genes and variants have been identified in patients with DCM and CCD, such as Alpha-Actinin-2 and TNNI3 Interacting Kinase (TNNI3K). In this study, we employed whole-exome sequencing (WES) to explore the potential causative genes in a Chinese family with DCM and CCD...
January 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348139/dissecting-the-functions-of-smg5-smg7-and-pnrc2-in-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-of-human-cells
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Pamela Nicholson, Asimina Gkratsou, Christoph Josi, Martino Colombo, Oliver Mühlemann
The term "nonsense-mediated mRNA decay" (NMD) originally described the degradation of mRNAs with premature translation-termination codons (PTCs), but its meaning has recently been extended to be a translation-dependent post-transcriptional regulator of gene expression affecting 3-10 % of all mRNAs. The degradation of NMD target mRNAs involves both exonucleolytic and endonucleolytic pathways in mammalian cells. While the latter is mediated by the endonuclease SMG6, the former pathway has been reported to require a complex of SMG5-SMG7 or SMG5-PNRC2 binding to UPF1...
January 18, 2018: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344651/identification-of-genes-and-pathways-in-the-synovia-of-women-with-osteoarthritis-by-bioinformatics-analysis
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Bobin Mi, Guohui Liu, Wu Zhou, Huijuan Lv, Yi Liu, Jing Liu
Osteoarthritis (OA) has a high prevalence in female patients and sex may be a key factor affecting the progression of OA. The aim of the present study was to identify genetic signatures in the synovial membranes of female patients with OA and to elucidate the potential associated molecular mechanisms. The gene expression profiles of the GSE55457 and GSE55584 datasets were obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Data of two synovial membranes from normal female individuals (GSM1337306 and GSM1337310) and two synovial membranes from female patients affected by OA (GSM1337327 and GSM1337330) were obtained from the dataset GSE55457, and those of three synovial membranes from female patients affected by OA (GSM1339628, GSM1339629 and GSM1339632) were obtained from the dataset GSE55584...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334995/antisense-suppression-of-the-nonsense-mediated-decay-factor-upf3b-as-a-potential-treatment-for-diseases-caused-by-nonsense-mutations
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Lulu Huang, Audrey Low, Sagar S Damle, Melissa M Keenan, Steven Kuntz, Susan F Murray, Brett P Monia, Shuling Guo
BACKGROUND: About 11% of all human genetic diseases are caused by nonsense mutations that generate premature translation termination codons (PTCs) in messenger RNAs (mRNA). PTCs not only lead to the production of truncated proteins, but also often result in  decreased mRNA abundance due to  nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD). Although pharmacological inhibition of NMD could be an attractive therapeutic approach for the treatment of diseases caused by nonsense mutations, NMD also regulates the expression of 10-20% of the normal transcriptome...
January 15, 2018: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282598/upf-proteins-highly-conserved-factors-involved-in-nonsense-mrna-mediated-decay
#15
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Puneet Gupta, Yan-Ruide Li
Over 10% of genetic diseases are caused by mutations that introduce a premature termination codon in protein-coding mRNA. Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is an essential cellular pathway that degrades these mRNAs to prevent the accumulation of harmful partial protein products. NMD machinery is also increasingly appreciated to play a role in other essential cellular functions, including telomere homeostasis and the regulation of normal mRNA turnover, and is misregulated in numerous cancers. Hence, understanding and designing therapeutics targeting NMD is an important goal in biomedical science...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247835/amlexanox-provides-a-potential-therapy-for-nonsense-mutations-in-the-lysosomal-storage-disorder-aspartylglucosaminuria
#16
Antje Banning, Manuel Schiff, Ritva Tikkanen
Aspartylglucosaminuria (AGU) is a lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the gene for aspartylglucosaminidase (AGA). This enzyme participates in glycoprotein degradation in lysosomes. AGU results in progressive mental retardation, and no curative therapy is currently available. We have here characterized the consequences of AGA gene mutations in a compound heterozygous patient who exhibits a missense mutation producing a Ser72Pro substitution in one allele, and a nonsense mutation Trp168X in the other...
December 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236262/studying-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-in-mammalian-cells-using-a-multicolored-bioluminescence-based-reporter-system
#17
Andrew Nickless, Zhongsheng You
The nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway degrades aberrant transcripts containing premature translation termination codons (PTCs) and also regulates the levels of many normal mRNAs containing NMD-inducing features. The activity of this pathway varies considerably in different cell types and can change in response to developmental and environmental cues. Modulating NMD activity represents a potential therapeutic avenue for certain genetic disorders and cancers. Simple reporter systems capable of faithfully assessing NMD activity in mammalian cells greatly facilitate both basic and translational research on NMD...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236261/reactivation-assay-to-identify-direct-targets-of-the-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-pathway-in-drosophila
#18
Jonathan O Nelson, Mark M Metzstein
Transcriptome analysis provides a snapshot of cellular gene expression and is used to determine how cells and organisms respond to genetic or environmental changes. Identifying the transcripts whose expression levels are regulated directly by the manipulation being examined from those whose expression changes as a secondary cause from the primary changes requires additional analyses. Here we present a technique used to distinguish direct targets of the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) pathway in Drosophila from secondary gene expression effects caused by loss of this pathway...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236260/generation-of-cell-lines-stably-expressing-a-fluorescent-reporter-of-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-activity
#19
Nadezhda M Markina, Anton P Pereverzev, Dmitry B Staroverov, Konstantin A Lukyanov, Nadya G Gurskaya
Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) is a mechanism of mRNA surveillance ubiquitous among eukaryotes. Importantly, NMD not only removes aberrant transcripts with premature stop codons, but also regulates expression of many normal genes. A recently introduced dual-color fluorescent protein-based reporter enables analysis of NMD activity in live cells. In this chapter we describe the method to generate stable transgenic cell lines expressing the splicing-dependent NMD reporter using consecutive steps of lentivirus transduction and Tol2 transposition...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236259/identifying-cellular-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-nmd-targets-immunoprecipitation-of-phosphorylated-upf1-followed-by-rna-sequencing-p-upf1-rip-seq
#20
Tatsuaki Kurosaki, Mainul Hoque, Lynne E Maquat
Recent progress in the technology of transcriptome-wide high-throughput sequencing has revealed that nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) targets ~10% of physiologic transcripts for the purpose of tuning gene expression in response to various environmental conditions. Regardless of the eukaryote studied, NMD requires the ATP-dependent RNA helicase upframeshift 1 (UPF1). It was initially thought that cellular NMD targets could be defined by their binding to steady-state UPF1, which is largely hypophosphorylated...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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