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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522963/the-f-actin-binding-protein-cortactin-regulates-the-dynamics-of-the-exocytotic-fusion-pore-through-its-sh3-domain
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Arlek M González-Jamett, María J Guerra, María J Olivares, Valentina Haro-Acuña, Ximena Baéz-Matus, Jacqueline Vásquez-Navarrete, Fanny Momboisse, Narcisa Martinez-Quiles, Ana M Cárdenas
Upon cell stimulation, the network of cortical actin filaments is rearranged to facilitate the neurosecretory process. This actin rearrangement includes both disruption of the preexisting actin network and de novo actin polymerization. However, the mechanism by which a Ca(2+) signal elicits the formation of new actin filaments remains uncertain. Cortactin, an actin-binding protein that promotes actin polymerization in synergy with the nucleation promoting factor N-WASP, could play a key role in this mechanism...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475688/oxaliplatin-inhibits-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-gas7c-and-the-n-wasp-fak-f-actin-pathway
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Dan Li, Bin Zhang, Chao Hu
The growth arrest-specific gene 7 (GAS7), a member of the growth-arrest-specific family, encodes three protein isoforms (GAS7A, GAS7B, and GAS7C) and plays a potential role in lung cancer as a tumor suppressor gene. In the present study, we found low endogenous expressions of GAS7C mRNA and protein in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines compared with normal liver cells, and that there was a distinct increase of GAS7C expression in HCC cells treated with oxaliplatin. CCK8, apoptosis, and Transwell migration assays showed that cell proliferation and motility of HepG2 and MHCC-97 H cells were inhibited by oxaliplatin, while apoptosis was increased...
May 5, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446721/senp3-grants-tight-junction-integrity-and-cytoskeleton-architecture-in-mouse-sertoli-cells
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Di Wu, Chun-Jie Huang, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Xiao-Fei Jiao, Xiao-Ming Liu, Nuruliarizki Shinta Pandupuspitasari, Rahim Dad Brohi, Li-Jun Huo
Germ cells develop in a sophisticated immune privileged microenvironment provided by specialized junctions contiguous the basement membrane of the adjacent Sertoli cells that constituted the blood-testis barrier (BTB) in seminiferous epithelium of testis in mammals. Deciphering the molecular regulatory machinery of BTB activity is central to improve male fertility and the role of post-translational modification including SUMOylation pathway is one of the key factors. Herein, we unveiled the mystery of the SUMO-2/3 specific protease SENP3 (Sentrin-specific protease 3) in BTB dynamics regulation...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377051/chlamydia-pneumoniae-infection-promotes-vascular-endothelial-cell-angiogenesis-through-an-iqgap1-related-signaling-pathway
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Beibei Wang, Lijun Zhang, Jingya Liu, Lu Ma, Haiwei Wang, Ningbo Zheng, Xiaoyu Chen, Bingling Shen, Zhelong Xu, Lijun Zhang
Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) infection plays a potential role in angiogenesis. However, it is still an enigma how C. pneumoniae is involved in this process. Therefore, we investigated the effect of C. pneumoniae infection on angiogenesis, and then explored the roles of IQGAP1-related signaling in C. pneumoniae infection-induced angiogenesis. C. pneumoniae infection significantly enhanced angiogenesis as assessed by the tube formation assay possibly by inducing vascular endothelial cell (VEC) migration in the wound healing and Transwell migration assays...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337270/n-wasp-promotes-invasion-and-migration-of-cervical-cancer-cells-through-regulating-p38-mapks-signaling-pathway
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Jinxuan Hou, Hui Yang, Xin Huang, Xiaohua Leng, Fuxiang Zhou, Conghua Xie, Yunfeng Zhou, Yu Xu
Neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (N-WASP) is an important member of the WASP family involved in the actin cytoskeleton reorganization. Recent evidence suggests that N-WASP may play important roles in tumor progression and metastasis. However, the contribution of N-WASP to cervical cancer is still unknown. The present study focused on elucidating the role of N-WASP in the malignant behavior of cervical cancer cells. We found that N-WASP overexpressed in cervical cancer tissues compared with paired paracancerous tissues and normal tissues, and similar results were observed in several cervical cancer cell lines...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191488/measurement-of-mechanical-tension-at-cell-cell-junctions-using-two-photon-laser-ablation
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Xuan Liang, Magdalene Michael, Guillermo A Gomez
The cortical actomyosin cytoskeleton is found in all non-muscle cells where a key function is to control mechanical force (Salbreux et al., 2012). When coupled to E-cadherin cell-cell adhesion, cortical actomyosin generates junctional tension that influences many aspects of tissue function, organization and morphogenesis (Lecuit and Yap, 2015). Uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying the generation of junctional tension requires tools for measuring it in live cells with a high spatio-temporal resolution...
December 20, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184941/combined-effects-of-furanodiene-and-doxorubicin-on-the-migration-and-invasion-of-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Zhang-Feng Zhong, Wen Tan, Ke Tian, Hua Yu, Wen-An Qiang, Yi-Tao Wang
Furanodiene is one of the major bioactive components isolated from the natural product of the plant, Curcuma wenyujin Y.H. Chen et C. Ling. Furanodiene has been found to exert anticancer effects in various types of cancer cell lines, as well as exhibit antimetastatic activities. However, the antimetastatic capacity of furanodiene in combination with the common chemotherapy drug doxorubicin has not been investigated. We found that doxorubicin at a non-toxic concentration induced cell migration and cell invasion in highly metastatic breast cancer cells...
April 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161632/mammalian-verprolin-cr16-acts-as-a-modulator-of-itsn-scaffold-proteins-association-with-actin
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Sergii Kropyvko, Tetyana Gryaznova, Dmytro Morderer, Alla Rynditch
Actin cytoskeleton rearrangements are required for normal cell functioning, and their deregulation leads to various pathologies. Members of two mammalian protein families - ITSNs (ITSN1 and ITSN2) and verprolins (WIP, CR16 and WIRE) are involved in Cdc42/N-WASP/Arp2/3 signaling pathway-mediated remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton. Recently we demonstrated that ITSNs interact with the actin-regulating protein WIP. Here, we show that other member of verprolin family, CR16, also forms complexes with ITSN1 and ITSN2 in human cell lines...
February 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129778/cdc42-interacting-protein-4-promotes-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-mediating-invadopodia-formation-and-activating-egfr-signaling
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Dong-Fang Meng, Ping Xie, Li-Xia Peng, Rui Sun, Dong-Hua Luo, Qiu-Yan Chen, Xing Lv, Lin Wang, Ming-Yuan Chen, Hai-Qiang Mai, Ling Guo, Xiang Guo, Li-Sheng Zheng, Li Cao, Jun-Ping Yang, Meng-Yao Wang, Yan Mei, Yuan-Yuan Qiang, Zi-Meng Zhang, Jing-Ping Yun, Bi-Jun Huang, Chao-Nan Qian
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common malignancy in Southern China and Southeast Asia. In this study, we investigated the functional and molecular mechanisms by which CDC42-interacting protein 4 (CIP4) influences NPC. METHODS: The expression levels of CIP4 were examined by Western blot, qRT-PCR or IHC. MTT assay was used to detect the proliferative rate of NPC cells. The invasive abilities were examined by matrigel and transwell assay. The metastatic abilities of NPC cells were revealed in BALB/c nude mice...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089234/oncogenic-kras-induced-increase-in-fluid-phase-endocytosis-is-dependent-on-n-wasp-and-is-required-for-the-formation-of-pancreatic-preneoplastic-lesions
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Clara Lubeseder-Martellato, Katharina Alexandrow, Ana Hidalgo-Sastre, Irina Heid, Sophie Luise Boos, Thomas Briel, Roland M Schmid, Jens T Siveke
Fluid-phase endocytosis is a homeostatic process with an unknown role in tumor initiation. The driver mutation in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is constitutively active KRas(G12D), which induces neoplastic transformation of acinar cells through acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM). We have previously shown that KRas(G12D)-induced ADM is dependent on RAC1 and EGF receptor (EGFR) by a not fully clarified mechanism. Using three-dimensional mouse and human acinar tissue cultures and genetically engineered mouse models, we provide evidence that (i) KRas(G12D) leads to EGFR-dependent sustained fluid-phase endocytosis (FPE) during acinar metaplasia; (ii) variations in plasma membrane tension increase FPE and lead to ADM in vitro independently of EGFR; and (iii) that RAC1 regulates ADM formation partially through actin-dependent regulation of FPE...
December 24, 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057438/oncogenic-kras-induced-increase-in-fluid-phase-endocytosis-is-dependent-on-n-wasp-and-is-required-for-the-formation-of-pancreatic-preneoplastic-lesions
#11
Clara Lubeseder-Martellato, Katharina Alexandrow, Ana Hidalgo-Sastre, Irina Heid, Sophie Luise Boos, Thomas Briel, Roland M Schmid, Jens T Siveke
Fluid-phase endocytosis is a homeostatic process with an unknown role in tumor initiation. The driver mutation in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is constitutively active KRas(G12D), which induces neoplastic transformation of acinar cells through acinar-to-ductal metaplasia (ADM). We have previously shown that KRas(G12D)-induced ADM is dependent on RAC1 and EGF receptor (EGFR) by a not fully clarified mechanism. Using three-dimensional mouse and human acinar tissue cultures and genetically engineered mouse models, we provide evidence that (i) KRas(G12D) leads to EGFR-dependent sustained fluid-phase endocytosis (FPE) during acinar metaplasia; (ii) variations in plasma membrane tension increase FPE and lead to ADM in vitro independently of EGFR; and (iii) that RAC1 regulates ADM formation partially through actin-dependent regulation of FPE...
February 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965114/myogenic-differentiation-depends-on-the-interplay-of-grb2-and-n-wasp
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Payal Mitra, Thirumaran Thanabalu
Myogenesis requires a well-coordinated withdrawal from cell cycle, morphological changes and cell fusion mediated by actin cytoskeleton. Grb2 is an adaptor protein whose central SH2 domain binds to phosphorylated tyrosine residues of activated receptors and activates intracellular signaling pathway, while its N-terminal and C-terminal SH3 domains bind to proline rich proteins such as N-WASP (Neural-Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome Protein). We found that the expression of Grb2 was increased at the beginning of differentiation and remained constant during differentiation in C2C12 myoblasts...
December 10, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939884/wip-promotes-in-vitro-invasion-ability-anchorage-independent-growth-and-emt-progression-of-a549-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-regulating-rhoa-levels
#13
Amrita Salvi, Thirumaran Thanabalu
Cancer cell migration and invasion involves actin cytoskeleton reorganization, which is regulated by the WASP (Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome Protein) family of proteins such as WASP, N-WASP (Neural-WASP) and WASP interacting protein (WIP). In this study, we found that the expression of WIP was significantly upregulated in metastatic A5-RT3 cells compared to its parental non-tumorigenic HaCaT cells. Using A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cell line as the model system, we found that WIP regulates cell invasion, proliferation and anchorage-independent growth...
January 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909303/conditional-knockout-of-n-wasp-in-mouse-fibroblast-caused-keratinocyte-hyper-proliferation-and-enhanced-wound-closure
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Neeraj Jain, Pazhanichamy Kalailingam, Kai Wei Tan, Hui Bing Tan, Ming Keat Sng, Jeremy Soon Kiat Chan, Nguan Soon Tan, Thirumaran Thanabalu
Neural-Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome Protein (N-WASP) is expressed ubiquitously, regulates actin polymerization and is essential during mouse development. We have previously shown that N-WASP is critical for cell-ECM adhesion in fibroblasts. To characterize the role of N-WASP in fibroblast for skin development, we generated a conditional knockout mouse model in which fibroblast N-WASP was ablated using the Cre recombinase driven by Fibroblast Specific Protein promoter (Fsp-Cre). N-WASP(FKO) (N-WASP(fl/fl); Fsp-cre) were born following Mendelian genetics, survived without any visible abnormalities for more than 1 year and were sexually reproductive, suggesting that expression of N-WASP in fibroblast is not critical for survival under laboratory conditions...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881679/the-shigella-virulence-factor-icsa-relieves-n-wasp-autoinhibition-by-displacing-the-verprolin-homology-cofilin-acidic-vca-domain
#15
Rui P M Mauricio, Cy M Jeffries, Dmitri I Svergun, Janet E Deane
Shigella flexneri is a bacterial pathogen that invades cells of the gastrointestinal tract, causing severe dysentery. Shigella mediates intracellular motility and spreading via actin comet tail formation. This process is dependent on the surface-exposed, membrane-embedded virulence factor IcsA, which recruits the host actin regulator N-WASP. Although it is clear that Shigella requires N-WASP for this process, the molecular details of this interaction and the mechanism of N-WASP activation remain poorly understood...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835612/stimulus-dependent-dissociation-between-xb130-and-tks5-scaffold-proteins-promotes-airway-epithelial-cell-migration
#16
Serisha Moodley, Mathieu Derouet, Xiao Hui Bai, Feng Xu, Andras Kapus, Burton B Yang, Mingyao Liu
Repair of airway epithelium after injury requires migration of neighboring epithelial cells to injured areas. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating airway epithelial cell migration is not well defined. We have previously shown that XB130, a scaffold protein, is required for airway epithelial repair and regeneration in vivo, and interaction between XB130 and another scaffold protein, Tks5, regulates cell proliferation and survival in human bronchial epithelial cells. The objective of the present study was to determine the role of XB130 and Tks5 interaction in airway epithelial cell migration...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715449/cdc42-in-actin-dynamics-an-ordered-pathway-governed-by-complex-equilibria-and-directional-effector-handover
#17
Joanna R Watson, Darerca Owen, Helen R Mott
The small GTPase, Cdc42, is a key regulator of actin dynamics, functioning to connect multiple signals to actin polymerization through effector proteins of the Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein (WASP) and Transducer of Cdc42-dependent actin assembly (TOCA) families. WASP family members serve to couple Cdc42 with the actin nucleator, the Arp2/3 complex, via direct interactions. The regulation of these proteins in the context of actin dynamics has been extensively studied. Studies on the TOCA family, however, are more limited and relatively little is known about their roles and regulation...
August 11, 2016: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685868/the-cell-division-control-protein-42-src-family-kinase-neural-wiskott-aldrich-syndrome-protein-pathway-regulates-human-proplatelet-formation
#18
A Palazzo, O Bluteau, K Messaoudi, F Marangoni, Y Chang, S Souquere, G Pierron, V Lapierre, Y Zheng, W Vainchenker, H Raslova, N Debili
Essentials The role of the cytoskeleton during megakaryocyte differentiation was examined. Human megakaryocytes are derived from in vitro cultured CD34(+) cells. Cell division control protein 42 (CDC42) positively regulates proplatelet formation (PPF). Neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein, the main effector of CDC42 with Src positively regulates PPF. SUMMARY: Background Cytoskeletal rearrangements are essential for platelet release. The RHO small GTPase family, as regulators of the actin cytoskeleton, play an important role in proplatelet formation (PPF)...
December 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670116/npf-motifs-in-the-vaccinia-virus-protein-a36-recruit-intersectin-1-to-promote-cdc42-n-wasp-mediated-viral-release-from-infected-cells
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Xenia Snetkov, Ina Weisswange, Julia Pfanzelter, Ashley C Humphries, Michael Way
During its egress, vaccinia virus transiently recruits AP-2 and clathrin after fusion with the plasma membrane. This recruitment polarizes the viral protein A36 beneath the virus, enhancing actin polymerization and the spread of infection. We now demonstrate that three NPF motifs in the C-terminus of A36 recruit AP-2 and clathrin by interacting directly with the Epsin15 homology domains of Eps15 and intersectin-1. A36 is the first identified viral NPF motif containing protein shown to interact with endocytic machinery...
2016: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605705/retrolinkin-recruits-the-wave1-protein-complex-to-facilitate-bdnf-induced-trkb-endocytosis-and-dendrite-outgrowth
#20
Chenchang Xu, Xiuping Fu, Shaoxia Zhu, Jia-Jia Liu
Retrolinkin, a neuronal membrane protein, coordinates with endophilin A1 and mediates early endocytic trafficking and signal transduction of the ligand-receptor complex formed between brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor, tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB), in dendrites of CNS neurons. Here we report that retrolinkin interacts with the CYFIP1/2 subunit of the WAVE1 complex, a member of the WASP/WAVE family of nucleation-promoting factors that binds and activates the Arp2/3 complex to promote branched actin polymerization...
November 1, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
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