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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352483/epidermal-aspects-of-type-vii-collagen-implications-for-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa-and-epidermolysis-bullosa-acquisita
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Mika Watanabe, Ken Natsuga, Satoru Shinkuma, Hiroshi Shimizu
Type VII collagen (COL7), a major component of anchoring fibrils in the epidermal basement membrane zone, has been characterized as a defective protein in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and as an autoantigen in epidermolysis bullosa acquisita. Although COL7 is produced and secreted by both epidermal keratinocytes and dermal fibroblasts, the role of COL7 with regard to the epidermis is rarely discussed. This review focuses on COL7 physiology and pathology as it pertains to epidermal keratinocytes. We summarize the current knowledge of COL7 production and trafficking, its involvement in keratinocyte dynamics, and epidermal carcinogenesis in COL7 deficiency and propose possible solutions to unsolved issues in this field...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352104/a-ph-like-domain-of-the-rab12-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-dennd3-binds-actin-and-is-required-for-autophagy
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Jie Xu, Guennadi Kozlov, Peter S McPherson, Kalle Gehring
Rab GTPases are key regulators of membrane trafficking and many are activated by guanine nucleotide exchange factors bearing a <span style="text-decoration: underline;">d</span>ifferentially <span style="text-decoration: underline;">e</span>xpressed in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">n</span>ormal and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">n</span>eoplastic cells (DENN) domain. By activating the small GTPase Rab12, DENN domain-containing protein 3 (DENND3) functions in autophagy...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351619/repairing-folding-defective-%C3%AE-sarcoglycan-mutants-by-cftr-correctors-a-potential-therapy-for-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-2d
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Marcello Carotti, Justine Marsolier, Michela Soardi, Elisa Bianchini, Chiara Gomiero, Chiara Fecchio, Sara F Henriques, Romeo Betto, Roberta Sacchetto, Isabelle Richard, Dorianna Sandonà
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy type 2D (LGMD2D) is a rare autosomal-recessive disease, affecting striated muscle, due to mutation of SGCA, the gene coding for α-sarcoglycan. Nowadays more than 50 different SGCA missense mutations have been reported. They are supposed to impact folding and trafficking of α-sarcoglycan because the defective polypeptide, although potentially functional, is recognized and disposed of by the quality control of the cell. The secondary reduction of α-sarcoglycan partners, β-, γ- and δ-sarcoglycan, disrupts a key membrane complex that, associated to dystrophin, contributes to assure sarcolemma stability during muscle contraction...
January 16, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349559/a-mutant-hcn4-channel-in-a-family-with-bradycardia-left-bundle-branch-block-and-left-ventricular-noncompaction
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Ryosuke Yokoyama, Koshi Kinoshita, Yukiko Hata, Masayoshi Abe, Kenta Matsuoka, Keiichi Hirono, Masanobu Kano, Makoto Nakazawa, Fukiko Ichida, Naoki Nishida, Toshihide Tabata
We found that a female infant presenting with left bundle branch block and left ventricular noncompaction carries uninvestigated gene mutations HCN4(G811E), SCN5A(L1988R), DMD(S2384Y), and EMD(R203H). Here, we explored the possible pathogenicity of HCN4(G811E), which results in a G811E substitution in hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channel 4, the main subunit of the cardiac pacemaker channel. Voltage-clamp measurements in a heterologous expression system of HEK293T cells showed that HCN4(G811E) slightly reduced whole-cell HCN4 channel conductance, whereas it did not affect the gating kinetics, unitary conductance, or cAMP-dependent modulation of voltage-dependence...
January 18, 2018: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346416/decoding-the-network-of-trypanosoma-brucei-proteins-that-determines-sensitivity-to-apolipoprotein-l1
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Rachel B Currier, Anneli Cooper, Hollie Burrell-Saward, Annette MacLeod, Sam Alsford
In contrast to Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense (the causative agents of human African trypanosomiasis), T. b. brucei is lysed by apolipoprotein-L1 (apoL1)-containing human serum trypanolytic factors (TLF), rendering it non-infectious to humans. While the mechanisms of TLF1 uptake, apoL1 membrane integration, and T. b. gambiense and T. b. rhodesiense apoL1-resistance have been extensively characterised, our understanding of the range of factors that drive apoL1 action in T. b. brucei is limited...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344585/hereditary-folate-malabsorption-due-to-a-mutation-in-the-external-gate-of-the-proton-coupled-folate-transporter-slc46a1
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Srinivas Aluri, Rongbao Zhao, Charlotte Lubout, Susanna M I Goorden, Andras Fiser, I David Goldman
Hereditary folate malabsorption (HFM) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by impaired intestinal folate absorption and impaired folate transport across the choroid plexus due to loss of function of the proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT-SLC46A1). We report a novel mutation, causing HFM, affecting a residue located in the 11th transmembrane helix within the external gate. The mutant N411K-PCFT was stable, trafficked to the cell membrane, and had sufficient residual activity to characterize the transport defect and the structural requirements at this site for gate function...
January 9, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343549/intracellular-vesicle-trafficking-plays-an-essential-role-in-mitochondrial-quality-control
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Mike Gerards, Giuseppe Cannino, Jose M González de Cózar, Howard T Jacobs
The Drosophila gene products Bet1, Slh and CG10144, predicted to function in intracellular vesicle trafficking, were previously found to be essential for mitochondrial nucleoid maintenance. Here we show that Slh and Bet1 co-operate to maintain mitochondrial functions. In their absence, mitochondrial content, membrane potential and respiration became abnormal, accompanied by mitochondrial proteotoxic stress, but without direct effects on mtDNA. Immunocytochemistry showed that both Slh and Bet1 are localized at the Golgi, together with a proportion of Rab5-positive vesicles...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343516/stat3-mediated-alterations-in-lysosomal-membrane-protein-composition
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Bethan Lloyd-Lewis, Caroline C Krueger, Timothy J Sargeant, Michael E D'Angelo, Michael J Deery, Renata Feret, Julie A Howard, Kathryn S Lilley, Christine J Watson
Lysosome function is essential in cellular homeostasis. In addition to its recycling role, the lysosome has recently been recognised as a cellular signalling hub. We have shown in mammary epithelial cells, both in vivo and in vitro, that signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (Stat3) modulates lysosome biogenesis and can promote the release of lysosomal proteases that culminates in cell death. To further investigate the impact of Stat3 on lysosomal function, we have conducted a proteomic screen of changes in lysosomal membrane protein components induced by Stat3 using an iron nanoparticle enrichment strategy...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341790/postnatal-tendon-growth-and-remodeling-requires-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-signaling
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Kristoffer B Sugg, James F Markworth, Nathaniel P Disser, Andrew M Rizzi, Jeffrey R Talarek, Dylan C Sarver, Susan V Brooks, Christopher L Mendias
Platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) signaling plays an important role in the fundamental biological activities of many cells that compose musculoskeletal tissues. However, little is known about the role of PDGFR signaling during tendon growth and remodeling in adult animals. Using the hindlimb synergist ablation model of tendon growth, our objectives were to determine the role of PDGFR signaling in the adaptation of tendons subjected to a mechanical growth stimulus, as well as to investigate the biological mechanisms behind this response...
December 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341352/misregulation-of-membrane-trafficking-processes-in-human-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Anika L Dzierlenga, Nathan J Cherrington
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) remodels the expression and function of genes and proteins that are critical for drug disposition. This study sought to determine whether disruption of membrane protein trafficking pathways in human NASH contributes to altered localization of multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (MRP2). A comprehensive immunoblot analysis assessed the phosphorylation, membrane translocation, and expression of transporter membrane insertion regulators, including several protein kinases (PK), radixin, MARCKS, and Rab11...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339490/structural-basis-of-sterol-recognition-and-nonvesicular-transport-by-lipid-transfer-proteins-anchored-at-membrane-contact-sites
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Junsen Tong, Mohammad Kawsar Manik, Young Jun Im
Membrane contact sites (MCSs) in eukaryotic cells are hotspots for lipid exchange, which is essential for many biological functions, including regulation of membrane properties and protein trafficking. Lipid transfer proteins anchored at membrane contact sites (LAMs) contain sterol-specific lipid transfer domains [StARkin domain (SD)] and multiple targeting modules to specific membrane organelles. Elucidating the structural mechanisms of targeting and ligand recognition by LAMs is important for understanding the interorganelle communication and exchange at MCSs...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339384/a-novel-inhibitor-of-the-lolcde-abc-transporter-essential-for-lipoprotein-trafficking-in-gram-negative-bacteria
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Nicholas N Nickerson, Christine C Jao, Yiming Xu, John Quinn, Elizabeth Skippington, Mary Kate Alexander, Anh Miu, Nicholas Skelton, Jessica V Hankins, Michael S Lopez, Christopher M Koth, Steven Rutherford, Mireille Nishiyama
The outer membrane is an essential structural component of Gram-negative bacteria that is composed of lipoproteins, lipopolysaccharides, phospholipids, and integral β-barrel membrane proteins. A dedicated machinery, called the Lol system, ensures proper trafficking of lipoproteins from the inner to the outer membrane. The LolCDE ABC transporter is the inner membrane component, which is essential for bacterial viability. Here, we report a novel pyrrolopyrimidinedione compound, G0507, which was identified in a phenotypic screen for inhibitors of E...
January 16, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338048/ebola-virus-requires-a-host-scramblase-for-externalization-of-phosphatidylserine-on-the-surface-of-viral-particles
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Asuka Nanbo, Junki Maruyama, Masaki Imai, Michiko Ujie, Yoichiro Fujioka, Shinya Nishide, Ayato Takada, Yusuke Ohba, Yoshihiro Kawaoka
Cell surface receptors for phosphatidylserine contribute to the entry of Ebola virus (EBOV) particles, indicating that the presence of phosphatidylserine in the envelope of EBOV is important for the internalization of EBOV particles. Phosphatidylserine is typically distributed in the inner layer of the plasma membrane in normal cells. Progeny virions bud from the plasma membrane of infected cells, suggesting that phosphatidylserine is likely flipped to the outer leaflet of the plasma membrane in infected cells for EBOV virions to acquire it...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336451/the-uptake-retention-and-clearance-of-drug-loaded-dendrimer-nanoparticles-in-astrocytes-electrophysiological-quantification
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Helena H Chowdhury, Susana R Cerqueira, Nuno Sousa, Joaquim M Oliveira, Rui L Reis, Robert Zorec
Nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems may impose risks to patients due to potential toxicity associated with a lack of clearance from cells or prolonged carrier-cell retention. This work evaluates vesicular cell uptake, retention and the possible transfer of endocytosed methylprednisolone-loaded carboxymethylchitosan/poly(amidoamine) dendrimer nanoparticles (NPs) into secretory vesicles of rat cultured astrocytes. The cells were incubated with NPs and unitary vesicle fusions/fissions with the plasma membrane were monitored employing high-resolution membrane capacitance measurements...
January 16, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336357/distinctive-roles-of-rac1-and-rab29-in-lrrk2-mediatedmembrane-trafficking-and-neurite-outgrowth
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Min Feng, Xin Hu, Na Li, Fan Hu, Fei Chang, Hong-Fei Xu, Yong-Jian Liu
Parkinson's disease (PD) associated leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) mutants have shown pathogenic effects on variety of subcellular processes.Two small GTPases Rac1 and Rab29 have been indicated as possible downstream effectors participating in LRRK2 signaling but their detail mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we have used biochemical and cell biology approaches to address whether two GTPases interact with LRRK2 and hence function differently in LRRK2 mediated pathogenesis.Here we show thatRac1 and Rab29 specifically interact with LRRK2with higher affinity for Rab29and with different preference in functional domain binding...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335590/direct-observation-of-the-effects-of-cellulose-synthesis-inhibitors-using-live-cell-imaging-of-cellulose-synthase-cesa-in-physcomitrella-patens
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Mai L Tran, Thomas W McCarthy, Hao Sun, Shu-Zon Wu, Joanna H Norris, Magdalena Bezanilla, Luis Vidali, Charles T Anderson, Alison W Roberts
Results from live cell imaging of fluorescently tagged Cellulose Synthase (CESA) proteins in Cellulose Synthesis Complexes (CSCs) have enhanced our understanding of cellulose biosynthesis, including the mechanisms of action of cellulose synthesis inhibitors. However, this method has been applied only in Arabidopsis thaliana and Brachypodium distachyon thus far. Results from freeze fracture electron microscopy of protonemal filaments of the moss Funaria hygrometrica indicate that a cellulose synthesis inhibitor, 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile (DCB), fragments CSCs and clears them from the plasma membrane...
January 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335301/mobilization-of-a-splicing-factor-through-a-nuclear-kinase-kinase-complex
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Brandon E Aubol, Malik M Keshwani, Laurent Fattet, Joseph A Adams
The splicing of mRNA is dependent on serine-arginine (SR) proteins that are mobilized from membrane-free, nuclear speckles to the nucleoplasm by the Cdc2-like kinases (CLKs). This movement is critical for SR protein-dependent assembly of the macromolecular spliceosome. Although CLK1 facilitates such trafficking through the phosphorylation of serine-proline dipeptides in the prototype SR protein SRSF1, an unrelated enzyme known as SR protein kinase 1 (SRPK1) performs the same function but does not efficiently modify these dipeptides in SRSF1...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335280/mapping-protein-interactions-of-sodium-channel-nav1-7-using-epitope-tagged-gene-targeted-mice
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Alexandros H Kanellopoulos, Jennifer Koenig, Honglei Huang, Martina Pyrski, Queensta Millet, Stéphane Lolignier, Toru Morohashi, Samuel J Gossage, Maude Jay, John E Linley, Georgios Baskozos, Benedikt M Kessler, James J Cox, Annette C Dolphin, Frank Zufall, John N Wood, Jing Zhao
The voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 plays a critical role in pain pathways. We generated an epitope-tagged NaV1.7 mouse that showed normal pain behaviours to identify channel-interacting proteins. Analysis of NaV1.7 complexes affinity-purified under native conditions by mass spectrometry revealed 267 proteins associated with Nav1.7 in vivo The sodium channel β3 (Scn3b), rather than the β1 subunit, complexes with Nav1.7, and we demonstrate an interaction between collapsing-response mediator protein (Crmp2) and Nav1...
January 15, 2018: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334180/nitric-oxide-dependent-degradation-of-polyethylene-glycol-modified-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-implications-for-intra-articular-delivery
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Kunal Bhattacharya, Cristiano Sacchetti, Pedro M Costa, Jens Sommertune, Birgit D Brandner, Andrea Magrini, Nicola Rosato, Nunzio Bottini, Massimo Bottini, Bengt Fadeel
Polyethylene glycol (PEG)-modified carbon nanotubes have been successfully employed for intra-articular delivery in mice without systemic or local toxicity. However, the fate of the delivery system itself remains to be understood. In this study 2 kDa PEG-modified single-walled carbon nanotubes (PNTs) are synthesized, and trafficking and degradation following intra-articular injection into the knee-joint of healthy mice are studied. Using confocal Raman microspectroscopy, PNTs can be imaged in the knee-joint and are found to either egress from the synovial cavity or undergo biodegradation over a period of 3 weeks...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333674/microrna-detection-by-dna-mediated-liposome-fusion
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Coline Jumeaux, Olov Wahlsten, Stephan Block, Eunjung Kim, Rona Chandrawati, Philip D Howes, Fredrik Höök, Molly M Stevens
Membrane fusion is a process of fundamental importance in biological systems that involves highly selective recognition mechanisms for the trafficking of molecular and ionic cargos. Mimicking natural membrane fusion mechanisms for the purpose of biosensor development holds great potential for amplified detection because relatively few highly discriminating targets lead to fusion and an accompanied engagement of a large payload of signal-generating molecules. In this work, sequence-specific DNA-mediated liposome fusion is used for the highly selective detection of microRNA...
December 7, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
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