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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937684/strategies-for-the-etiological-therapy-of-cystic-fibrosis
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Luigi Maiuri, Valeria Raia, Guido Kroemer
Etiological therapies aim at repairing the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), which is the functional defect of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein owing to mutations in the CFTR gene. Among these, the F508del CFTR mutation accounts for more than two thirds of CF cases worldwide. Two somehow antinomic schools of thought conceive CFTR repair in a different manner. According to one vision, drugs should directly target the mutated CFTR protein to increase its plasma membrane expression (correctors) or improve its ion transport function (potentiators)...
September 22, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937603/proteome-stability-as-a-key-factor-of-genome-integrity
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Sentiljana Gumeni, Zoi Evangelakou, Vassilis G Gorgoulis, Ioannis P Trougakos
DNA damage is constantly produced by both endogenous and exogenous factors; DNA lesions then trigger the so-called DNA damaged response (DDR). This is a highly synchronized pathway that involves recognition, signaling and repair of the damage. Failure to eliminate DNA lesions is associated with genome instability, a driving force in tumorigenesis. Proteins carry out the vast majority of cellular functions and thus proteome quality control (PQC) is critical for the maintenance of cellular functionality. PQC is assured by the proteostasis network (PN), which under conditions of proteome instability address the triage decision of protein fold, hold, or degrade...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929194/adapting-secretory-proteostasis-and-function-through-the-unfolded-protein-response
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Madeline Y Wong, Andrew S DiChiara, Patreece H Suen, Kenny Chen, Ngoc-Duc Doan, Matthew D Shoulders
Cells address challenges to protein folding in the secretory pathway by engaging endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-localized protective mechanisms that are collectively termed the unfolded protein response (UPR). By the action of the transmembrane signal transducers IRE1, PERK, and ATF6, the UPR induces networks of genes whose products alleviate the burden of protein misfolding. The UPR also plays instructive roles in cell differentiation and development, aids in the response to pathogens, and coordinates the output of professional secretory cells...
September 20, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928628/axonal-degeneration-during-aging-and-its-functional-role-in-neurodegenerative-disorders
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Natalia Salvadores, Mario Sanhueza, Patricio Manque, Felipe A Court
Aging constitutes the main risk factor for the development of neurodegenerative diseases. This represents a major health issue worldwide that is only expected to escalate due to the ever-increasing life expectancy of the population. Interestingly, axonal degeneration, which occurs at early stages of neurodegenerative disorders (ND) such as Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease, also takes place as a consequence of normal aging. Moreover, the alteration of several cellular processes such as proteostasis, response to cellular stress and mitochondrial homeostasis, which have been described to occur in the aging brain, can also contribute to axonal pathology...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923065/the-heat-shock-response-in-neurons-and-astroglia-and-its-role-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Rebecca San Gil, Lezanne Ooi, Justin J Yerbury, Heath Ecroyd
Protein inclusions are a predominant molecular pathology found in numerous neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Huntington's disease. Protein inclusions form in discrete areas of the brain characteristic to the type of neurodegenerative disease, and coincide with the death of neurons in that region (e.g. spinal cord motor neurons in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). This suggests that the process of protein misfolding leading to inclusion formation is neurotoxic, and that cell-autonomous and non-cell autonomous mechanisms that maintain protein homeostasis (proteostasis) can, at times, be insufficient to prevent protein inclusion formation in the central nervous system...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919078/slp1-emp65-a-guardian-factor-that-protects-folding-polypeptides-from-promiscuous-degradation
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Shan Zhang, Chengchao Xu, Katherine E Larrimore, Davis T W Ng
Newly synthesized proteins engage molecular chaperones that assist folding. Their progress is monitored by quality control systems that target folding errors for degradation. Paradoxically, chaperones that promote folding also direct unfolded polypeptides for degradation. Hence, a mechanism was previously hypothesized that prevents the degradation of actively folding polypeptides. In this study, we show that a conserved endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane protein complex, consisting of Slp1 and Emp65 proteins, performs this function in the ER lumen...
September 11, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916781/6-bromo-indirubin-3-oxime-6bio-a-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-inhibitor-activates-cytoprotective-cellular-modules-and-suppresses-cellular-senescence-mediated-biomolecular-damage-in-human-fibroblasts
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Aimilia D Sklirou, Nicolas Gaboriaud-Kolar, Issidora Papassideri, Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis, Ioannis P Trougakos
As genetic interventions or extended caloric restriction cannot be applied in humans, many studies have been devoted to the identification of natural products that can prolong healthspan. 6-bromoindirubin-3'-oxime (6BIO), a hemi-synthetic derivative of indirubins found in edible mollusks and plants, is a potent inhibitor of Glycogen synthase kinase 3β (Gsk-3β). This pleiotropic kinase has been implicated in various age-related diseases including tumorigenesis, neurodegeneration and diabetes. Accordingly, 6BIO has shown anti-tumor and anti-neurodegenerative activities; nevertheless, the potential role of 6BIO in normal human cells senescence remains largely unknown...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916430/therapeutic-approaches-to-cftr-dysfunction-from-discovery-to-drug-development
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Hongyu Li, Emanuela Pesce, David N Sheppard, Ashvani K Singh, Nicoletta Pedemonte
Cystic fibrosis (CF) mutations have complex effects on the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. They disrupt its processing to and stability at the plasma membrane and function as an ATP-gated Cl(-) channel. Here, we review therapeutic strategies to overcome defective CFTR processing and stability. Because CF mutations have multiple impacts on the assembly of CFTR protein, combination therapy with several pharmacological chaperones is likely to be required to rescue mutant CFTR expression at the plasma membrane...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913005/chaperone-based-therapies-for-disease-modification-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Erik L Friesen, Mitch L De Snoo, Luckshi Rajendran, Lorraine V Kalia, Suneil K Kalia
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by the presence of pathological intracellular aggregates primarily composed of misfolded α-synuclein. This pathology implicates the molecular machinery responsible for maintaining protein homeostasis (proteostasis), including molecular chaperones, in the pathobiology of the disease. There is mounting evidence from preclinical and clinical studies that various molecular chaperones are downregulated, sequestered, depleted, or dysfunctional in PD...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912266/lysine-trimethylation-regulates-78-kda-glucose-regulated-protein-proteostasis-during-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
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Jonas Sieber, Nicolas Wieder, Mauricio Ostrosky-Frid, Moran Dvela-Levitt, Ozan Aygün, Namrata D Udeshi, Steven A Carr, Anna Greka
The upregulation of chaperones such as the 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP78; also referred to as BiP or HSPA5) is part of the adaptive cellular response to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. GRP78 is widely used as a marker of the unfolded protein response, associated with sustained ER stress. Here, we report the discovery of a proteostatic mechanism involving GRP78 trimethylation in the context of ER stress. Using mass spectrometry-based proteomics, we identified two GRP78 fractions, one homeostatic and one induced by ER stress...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911816/lead-discovery-and-chemical-biology-approaches-targeting-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system
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Favour A Akinjiyan, Seth Carbonneau, Nathan T Ross
Protein degradation is critical for proteostasis, and the addition of polyubiquitin chains to a substrate is necessary for its recognition by the 26S proteasome. Therapeutic intervention in the ubiquitin proteasome system has implications ranging from cancer to neurodegeneration. Novel screening methods and chemical biology tools for targeting E1-activating, E2-conjugating and deubiquitinating enzymes will be discussed in this review. Approaches for targeting E3 ligase-substrate interactions as well as the proteasome will also be covered, with a focus on recently described approaches...
August 30, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905328/lessons-learned-from-protein-aggregation-toward-technological-and-biomedical-applications
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César L Avila, Silvina Chaves, Sergio B Socias, Esteban Vera-Pingitore, Florencia González-Lizárraga, Cecilia Vera, Diego Ploper, Rosana Chehín
The close relationship between protein aggregation and neurodegenerative diseases has been the driving force behind the renewed interest in a field where biophysics, neurobiology and nanotechnology converge in the study of the aggregate state. On one hand, knowledge of the molecular principles that govern the processes of protein aggregation has a direct impact on the design of new drugs for high-incidence pathologies that currently can only be treated palliatively. On the other hand, exploiting the benefits of protein aggregation in the design of new nanomaterials could have a strong impact on biotechnology...
September 13, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902917/hsp70-j-protein-machinery-from-glossina-morsitans-morsitans-vector-of-african-trypanosomiasis
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Stephen J Bentley, Aileen Boshoff
Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) are the sole vectors of the protozoan parasites of the genus Trypanosoma, the causative agents of African Trypanosomiasis. Species of Glossina differ in vector competence and Glossina morsitans morsitans is associated with transmission of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense, which causes an acute and often fatal form of African Trypanosomiasis. Heat shock proteins are evolutionarily conserved proteins that play critical roles in proteostasis. The activity of heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) is regulated by interactions with its J-protein (Hsp40) co-chaperones...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902166/critical-roles-of-dual-specificity-phosphatases-in-neuronal-proteostasis-and-neurological-diseases
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REVIEW
Noopur Bhore, Bo-Jeng Wang, Yun-Wen Chen, Yung-Feng Liao
Protein homeostasis or proteostasis is a fundamental cellular property that encompasses the dynamic balancing of processes in the proteostasis network (PN). Such processes include protein synthesis, folding, and degradation in both non-stressed and stressful conditions. The role of the PN in neurodegenerative disease is well-documented, where it is known to respond to changes in protein folding states or toxic gain-of-function protein aggregation. Dual-specificity phosphatases have recently emerged as important participants in maintaining balance within the PN, acting through modulation of cellular signaling pathways that are involved in neurodegeneration...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893460/stress-activated-chaperones-a-first-line-of-defense
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REVIEW
Wilhelm Voth, Ursula Jakob
Proteins are constantly challenged by environmental stress conditions that threaten their structure and function. Especially problematic are oxidative, acid, and severe heat stress which induce very rapid and widespread protein unfolding and generate conditions that make canonical chaperones and/or transcriptional responses inadequate to protect the proteome. We review here recent advances in identifying and characterizing stress-activated chaperones which are inactive under non-stress conditions but become potent chaperones under specific protein-unfolding stress conditions...
September 8, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890687/gp78-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-essential-functions-and-contributions-in-proteostasis
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REVIEW
Vibhuti Joshi, Arun Upadhyay, Amit Kumar, Amit Mishra
As per the requirement of metabolism and fitness, normal cellular functions are controlled by several proteins, and their interactive molecular and signaling events at multiple levels. Protein quality control (PQC) mechanisms ensure the correct folding and proper utilization of these proteins to avoid their misfolding and aggregation. To maintain the optimum environment of complex proteome PQC system employs various E3 ubiquitin ligases for the selective degradation of aberrant proteins. Glycoprotein 78 (Gp78) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that prevents multifactorial deleterious accumulation of different misfolded proteins via endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888702/molecular-mechanisms-determining-lifespan-in-short-and-long-lived-species
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Xiao Tian, Andrei Seluanov, Vera Gorbunova
Aging is a global decline of physiological functions, leading to an increased susceptibility to diseases and ultimately death. Maximum lifespans differ up to 200-fold between mammalian species. Although considerable progress has been achieved in identifying conserved pathways that regulate individual lifespan within model organisms, whether the same pathways are responsible for the interspecies differences in longevity remains to be determined. Recent cross-species studies have begun to identify pathways responsible for interspecies differences in lifespan...
September 6, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887920/isolation-of-natural-products-with-anti-ageing-activity-from-the-fruits-of-platanus-orientalis
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Sofia Chatzigeorgiou, Quoc Dang Thai, Job Tchoumtchoua, Konstantinos Tallas, Eleni N Tsakiri, Issidora Papassideri, Maria Halabalaki, Alexios-Leandros Skaltsounis, Ioannis P Trougakos
BACKGROUND: Ageing is defined as the time-dependent decline of functional capacity and stress resistance resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: Reportedly, these effects can be delayed by mild genetic or pharmacological activation of the main modules of the proteostasis network. STUDY DESIGN-METHODS: By employing advanced phytochemical methods we isolated natural products from the fruits of Platanus orientalis and studied (via a bio-guided approach) their effects in Drosophila flies, as well as in normal human fibroblasts...
September 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883394/a-thiol-probe-for-measuring-unfolded-protein-load-and-proteostasis-in-cells
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Moore Z Chen, Nagaraj S Moily, Jessica L Bridgford, Rebecca J Wood, Mona Radwan, Trevor A Smith, Zhegang Song, Ben Zhong Tang, Leann Tilley, Xiaohong Xu, Gavin E Reid, Mahmoud A Pouladi, Yuning Hong, Danny M Hatters
When proteostasis becomes unbalanced, unfolded proteins can accumulate and aggregate. Here we report that the dye, tetraphenylethene maleimide (TPE-MI) can be used to measure cellular unfolded protein load. TPE-MI fluorescence is activated upon labelling free cysteine thiols, normally buried in the core of globular proteins that are exposed upon unfolding. Crucially TPE-MI does not become fluorescent when conjugated to soluble glutathione. We find that TPE-MI fluorescence is enhanced upon reaction with cellular proteomes under conditions promoting accumulation of unfolded proteins...
September 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878259/promoting-drp1-mediated-mitochondrial-fission-in-midlife-prolongs-healthy-lifespan-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Anil Rana, Matheus P Oliveira, Andy V Khamoui, Ricardo Aparicio, Michael Rera, Harry B Rossiter, David W Walker
The accumulation of dysfunctional mitochondria has been implicated in aging, but a deeper understanding of mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy during aging is missing. Here, we show that upregulating Drp1-a Dynamin-related protein that promotes mitochondrial fission-in midlife, prolongs Drosophila lifespan and healthspan. We find that short-term induction of Drp1, in midlife, is sufficient to improve organismal health and prolong lifespan, and observe a midlife shift toward a more elongated mitochondrial morphology, which is linked to the accumulation of dysfunctional mitochondria in aged flight muscle...
September 6, 2017: Nature Communications
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