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Joon No Lee, Raghbendra Kumar Dutta, Yunash Maharjan, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Jae-Young Lim, Se-Jin Kim, Dong-Hyung Cho, Hong-Seob So, Seong-Kyu Choe, Raekil Park
Peroxisomes are dynamic and multifunctional organelles involved in various cellular metabolic processes, and their numbers are tightly regulated by pexophagy, a selective degradation of peroxisomes through autophagy to maintain peroxisome homeostasis in cells. Catalase, a major peroxisome protein, plays a critical role in removing peroxisome-generated reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by peroxisome enzymes, but the contribution of catalase to pexophagy has not been reported. Here, we investigated the role of catalase in peroxisome degradation during nutrient deprivation...
May 10, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Kim L Gonzalez, Sarah E Ratzel, Kendall H Burks, Charles H Danan, Jeanne M Wages, Bethany K Zolman, Bonnie Bartel
Peroxisomes are eukaryotic organelles critical for plant and human development because they house essential metabolic functions, such as fatty acid β-oxidation. The interacting ATPases PEX1 and PEX6 contribute to peroxisome function by recycling PEX5, a cytosolic receptor needed to import proteins targeted to the peroxisomal matrix. Arabidopsis pex6 mutants exhibit low PEX5 levels and defects in peroxisomal matrix protein import, oil body utilization, peroxisomal metabolism, and seedling growth. These defects are hypothesized to stem from impaired PEX5 retrotranslocation leading to PEX5 polyubiquitination and consequent degradation of PEX5 via the proteasome or of the entire organelle via autophagy...
March 19, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Dong-Hyung Cho, Yi Sak Kim, Doo Sin Jo, Seong-Kyu Choe, Eun-Kyeong Jo
Autophagy is an intracellular degradation pathway for large protein aggregates and damaged organelles. Recent studies have indicated that autophagy targets cargoes through a selective degradation pathway called selective autophagy. Peroxisomes are dynamic organelles that are crucial for health and development. Pexophagy is selective autophagy that targets peroxisomes and is essential for the maintenance of homeostasis of peroxisomes, which is necessary in the prevention of various peroxisome-related disorders...
January 31, 2018: Molecules and Cells
Katarzyna Zientara-Rytter, Katharine Ozeki, Taras Y Nazarko, Suresh Subramani
Macroautophagy/autophagy is a highly conserved process in which subcellular components destined for degradation are sequestered within autophagosomes. The selectivity of autophagy is determined by autophagy receptors, such as Pichia pastoris Atg30 (autophagy-related 30), which controls the selective degradation of peroxisomes (pexophagy) through the assembly of a receptor-protein complex (RPC). Previously, we proved that the peroxisomal acyl-CoA-binding protein, Atg37, and the highly conserved peroxin, Pex3, are required for RPC formation and efficient pexophagy...
January 29, 2018: Autophagy
Jose F Moruno-Manchon, Ndidi-Ese Uzor, Shelli R Kesler, Jeffrey S Wefel, Debra M Townley, Archana Sidalaghatta Nagaraja, Sunila Pradeep, Lingegowda S Mangala, Anil K Sood, Andrey S Tsvetkov
Doxorubicin, a commonly used anti-neoplastic agent, causes severe neurotoxicity. Doxorubicin promotes thinning of the brain cortex and accelerates brain aging, leading to cognitive impairment. Oxidative stress induced by doxorubicin contributes to cellular damage. In addition to mitochondria, peroxisomes also generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) and promote cell senescence. Here, we investigated if doxorubicin affects peroxisomal homeostasis in neurons. We demonstrate that the number of peroxisomes is increased in doxorubicin-treated neurons and in the brains of mice which underwent doxorubicin-based chemotherapy...
January 2018: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
Cheryl L Walker, Laura C D Pomatto, Durga Nand Tripathi, Kelvin J A Davies
Peroxisomes are highly dynamic intracellular organelles involved in a variety of metabolic functions essential for the metabolism of long-chain fatty acids, d-amino acids, and many polyamines. A byproduct of peroxisomal metabolism is the generation, and subsequent detoxification, of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, particularly hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ). Because of its relatively low reactivity (as a mild oxidant), H2 O2 has a comparatively long intracellular half-life and a high diffusion rate, all of which makes H2 O2 an efficient signaling molecule...
January 1, 2018: Physiological Reviews
Wei Wang, Suresh Subramani
Peroxisomes are essential and dynamic organelles that allow cells to rapidly adapt and cope with changing environments and/or physiological conditions by modulation of both peroxisome biogenesis and turnover. Peroxisome biogenesis involves the assembly of peroxisome membranes and the import of peroxisomal matrix proteins. The latter depends on the receptor, PEX5, which recognizes peroxisomal matrix proteins in the cytosol directly or indirectly, and transports them to the peroxisomal lumen. In this review, we discuss the role of PEX5 ubiquitination in both peroxisome biogenesis and turnover, specifically in PEX5 receptor recycling, stability and abundance, as well as its role in pexophagy (autophagic degradation of peroxisomes)...
2017: Cell Cycle
Jiajia Liu, Tianchao Hao, Pengjie Hu, Yuanyuan Pan, Xuejun Jiang, Gang Liu
Autophagy is a highly conserved degradation system in eukaryotes. Selective autophagy is used for the degradation of selective cargoes. Selective autophagic processes of yeast include pexophagy, mitophagy, and cytoplasm-to-vacuole targeting (Cvt) pathway in which particular vacuolar proteins, such asaminopeptidase I (Ape1), are selectively transported to vacuoles. However, the physiological role of selective autophagy remains elusive in filamentous fungi. ATG11 family proteins asa basic scaffold are essential for most selective autophagy pathways in yeast...
October 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
Claudia Colasante, Jiangping Chen, Barbara Ahlemeyer, Rocio Bonilla-Martinez, Srikanth Karnati, Eveline Baumgart-Vogt
Peroxisomes are ubiquitous organelles mainly involved in ROS and lipid metabolism. Their abundance, protein composition and metabolic function vary depending on the cell type and adjust to different intracellular and environmental factors such as oxidative stress or nutrition. The biogenesis and proliferation of these important organelles are regulated by proteins belonging to the peroxin (PEX) family. PEX3, an integral peroxisomal membrane protein, and the cytosolic shuttling receptor PEX19 are thought to be responsible for the early steps of peroxisome biogenesis and assembly of their matrix protein import machinery...
2017: PloS One
Xu Li, Han Han, Mao-Tian Zhou, Bing Yang, Albert Paul Ta, Nan Li, Junjie Chen, Wenqi Wang
Tankyrase 1 (TNKS) and tankyrase 2 (TNKS2) belong to the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase family of proteins, which use nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide to modify substrate proteins with ADP-ribose modifications. Emerging evidence has revealed the pathological relevance of TNKS and TNKS2, and identified these two enzymes as potential drug targets. However, the cellular functions and regulatory mechanisms of TNKS/2 are still largely unknown. Through a proteomic analysis, we defined the protein-protein interaction network for human TNKS/2 and revealed more than 100 high-confidence interacting proteins with numerous biological functions in this network...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
Jianguo Zhang, Taiyu Liu
Pichia pastoris is a good model for pexophagy research owing to its diverse pexophagy modes (macropexophagy and micropexophagy) exhibited during carbon-source shift from methanol to other carbon sources. The critical condition that triggers activation of macropexophagy and micropexophagy is important for clarifying the P. pastoris pexophagy mechanism and human peroxisomal disorders. In this study, the pexophagy modes of P. pastoris were confirmed by green fluorescent protein expression and alcohol oxidase and formate dehydrogenase activities...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Kelsey B Law, Dana Bronte-Tinkew, Erminia Di Pietro, Ann Snowden, Richard O Jones, Ann Moser, John H Brumell, Nancy Braverman, Peter K Kim
Peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBDs) are metabolic disorders caused by the loss of peroxisomes. The majority of PBDs result from mutation in one of 3 genes that encode for the peroxisomal AAA ATPase complex (AAA-complex) required for cycling PEX5 for peroxisomal matrix protein import. Mutations in these genes are thought to result in a defect in peroxisome assembly by preventing the import of matrix proteins. However, we show here that loss of the AAA-complex does not prevent matrix protein import, but instead causes an upregulation of peroxisome degradation by macroautophagy, or pexophagy...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
Maciej Suski, Anna Wiśniewska, Aneta Stachowicz, Rafał Olszanecki, Katarzyna Kuś, Magdalena Białas, Józef Madej, Ryszard Korbut
There is a growing body of evidence that altered functioning of apoE may aggravate cellular energy homeostasis and stress response, leading to oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and inflammation, leading to hypercholesterolemia, dyslipidemia, liver steatosis and neurodegeneration. One of the key cellular responses to mitochondria and ER-stress related processes and cellular energy imbalance is AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), considered as a cellular master energy sensor and critical regulator of mitochondrial homeostasis...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Shun-Ichi Yamashita, Masahide Oku, Yasuyoshi Sakai, Yukio Fujiki
Peroxisome abundance is tightly regulated according to the physiological contexts, through regulations of both proliferation and degradation of the organelles. Here, we describe detailed methods to analyze processes for autophagic degradation of peroxisomes, termed pexophagy, in yeast organisms. The assay systems include a method for biochemical detection of pexophagy completion, and one for microscopic visualization of specialized membrane structures acting in pexophagy. As a model yeast organism utilized in studies of pexophagy, the methylotrophic yeast Komagataella phaffii (Pichia pastoris) is referred to in this chapter and related information on the studies with baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is also included...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Shun-Ichi Yamashita, Yukio Fujiki
In mammalian cells several hundred peroxisomes are maintained by a balance between the biogenesis and turnover by peroxisome homeostasis. Pexophagy, a form of autophagy specific for peroxisomes, is the main pathway for peroxisome degradation, but molecular mechanisms of mammalian pexophagy are largely unknown. This is due to the lack of well-established pexophagy-inducing conditions in mammalian cells. Recently, several conditions that induce pexophagy were described for mammalian cells, involving ubiquitin and adaptor proteins of autophagy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Taras Y Nazarko
Peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBDs) is a group of diseases caused by mutations in one of the peroxins, proteins responsible for biogenesis of the peroxisomes. In recent years, it became clear that many peroxins (e.g., PEX3 and PEX14) play additional roles in peroxisome homeostasis (such as promoting autophagic degradation of peroxisomes or pexophagy), which are often opposite to their originally established functions in peroxisome formation and maintenance. Even more interesting, the peroxins that make up the peroxisomal AAA ATPase complex (AAA-complex) in yeast (Pex1, Pex6 and Pex15) or mammals (PEX1, PEX6, PEX26) are responsible for the downregulation of pexophagy...
May 4, 2017: Autophagy
Gabriella Cavallini, Alessio Donati, Michele Taddei, Ettore Bergamini
Like mitochondria, peroxisomes produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), compounds which have been implicated to play an important role in many degenerative diseases and aging itself, and an exaggerated ROS production might occur in altered or older organelles. Growing evidence shows that autophagy, a required function in cell housekeeping during fasting, can remove damaged macromolecules, organelles, and membranes selectively. Proliferation of peroxisomes can be enhanced in liver cells by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which causes a marked increase of the Acyl-CoA oxidase (ACOX) activity and no significant change in urate oxidase (UOX) activity...
July 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
W Wang, S Subramani
Pexophagy is a selective autophagy process that degrades damaged and/or superfluous peroxisomes in the yeast vacuole or in mammalian lysosomes. The molecular mechanisms of pexophagy are well studied in yeast. Peroxisomes can be rapidly induced by oleate in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and by oleate or methanol in the methylotrophic yeast, Pichia pastoris. A number of peroxisomal matrix enzymes, such as 3-ketoacyl CoA thiolase (thiolase) and alcohol oxidase (AOX), are upregulated correspondingly to meet metabolic demands of the cells...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
Kai Mao, Daniel J Klionsky
In eukaryotes, xenophagy is defined as a type of selective macroautophagy/autophagy that is used for eliminating invading pathogens. In contrast to other types of selective autophagy, such as mitophagy, pexophagy and ribophagy, xenophagy is used by eukaryotes for targeting microbes-hence the prefix "xeno" meaning "other" or "foreign"-that have infected a host cell, leading to their lysosomal degradation. This unique characteristic links xenophagy to antibacterial and antiviral defenses, as well as the immune response...
February 2017: Autophagy
Sacha Ferdinandusse, Kim D Falkenberg, Janet Koster, Petra A Mooyer, Richard Jones, Carlo W T van Roermund, Amy Pizzino, Michael Schrader, Ronald J A Wanders, Adeline Vanderver, Hans R Waterham
BACKGROUND: Acyl-CoA binding domain containing protein 5 (ACBD5) is a peroxisomal membrane protein with a cytosolic acyl-CoA binding domain. Because of its acyl-CoA binding domain, ACBD5 has been assumed to function as an intracellular carrier of acyl-CoA esters. In addition, a role for ACBD5 in pexophagy has been suggested. However, the precise role of ACBD5 in peroxisomal metabolism and/or functioning has not yet been established. Previously, a genetic ACBD5 deficiency was identified in three siblings with retinal dystrophy and white matter disease...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
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