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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088446/identification-and-characterization-of-cell-bound-membrane-vesicles
#1
Qisheng Tang, Xiaojun Zhang, Wendiao Zhang, Siyuan Zhao, Yong Chen
In contrast to the released/circulating membrane vesicles (extracellular vesicles), cell-bound membrane vesicles are poorly identified and characterized. In this study, cell-bound membrane vesicles on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and human hepatoma HepG-2 cells were investigated. We identified that cell-bound membrane vesicles are not co-localized with the major markers for extracellular vesicles (e.g. phosphatidylserine, CD63, CD107α, CD31, and DNA fragments for the three well-known types of extracellular vesicles) and for intracellular organelles with similar sizes (e...
January 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057306/the-drosophila-accessory-gland-as-a-model-for-prostate-cancer-and-other-pathologies
#2
C Wilson, A Leiblich, D C I Goberdhan, F Hamdy
The human prostate is a gland of the male reproductive tract, which together with the seminal vesicles, is responsible for most seminal fluid production. It is a common site of cancer, and unlike other glands, it typically enlarges in aging men. In flies, the male accessory glands make many major seminal fluid components. Like their human equivalents, they secrete proteins from several conserved families, including proteases, lectins, and cysteine-rich secretory proteins, some of which interact with sperm and affect fertility...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027478/a-conserved-region-in-the-closterovirus-1a-polyprotein-drives-extensive-remodeling-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-membranes-and-induces-motile-globules-in-nicotiana-benthamiana-cells
#3
V A Gushchin, D G Karlin, A V Makhotenko, A V Khromov, T N Erokhina, A G Solovyev, S Yu Morozov, A A Agranovsky
In infected plant cells, closterovirus replicative polyproteins 1a and 1ab drive membrane remodeling and formation of multivesicular replication platforms. Polyprotein 1a contains a variable Central Region (CR) between the methyltransferase and helicase domains. In a previous study, we have found that transient expression of the Beet yellows virus CR-2 segment (aa 1305-1494) in Nicotiana benthamiana induces the formation of ~1µm mobile globules originating from the ER membranes. In the present study, sequence analysis has shown that a part of the CR named the "Zemlya region" (overlapping the CR-2), is conserved in all members of the Closterovirus genus and contains a predicted amphipathic helix (aa 1368-1385)...
December 24, 2016: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999198/tumour-derived-exosomes-as-a-signature-of-pancreatic-cancer-liquid-biopsies-as-indicators-of-tumour-progression
#4
REVIEW
Zarin Nuzhat, Vyjayanthi Kinhal, Shayna Sharma, Gregory E Rice, Virendra Joshi, Carlos Salomon
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of death due to cancer in the world. It is known to have a poor prognosis, mostly because early stages of the disease are generally asymptomatic. Progress in pancreatic cancer research has been slow, leaving several fundamental questions pertaining to diagnosis and treatment unanswered. Recent studies highlight the putative utility of tissue-specific vesicles (i.e. extracellular vesicles) in the diagnosis of disease onset and treatment monitoring in pancreatic cancer...
December 16, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990483/identification-of-novel-and-noninvasive-biomarkers-of-acute-cellular-rejection-after-liver-transplantation-by-protein-microarray
#5
Keita Okubo, Hiroshi Wada, Atsushi Tanaka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Masahide Hamaguchi, Akira Tomokuni, Yoshito Tomimaru, Tadafumi Asaoka, Naoki Hama, Koichi Kawamoto, Shogo Kobayashi, Shigeru Marubashi, Hiroaki Nagano, Noriko Sakaguchi, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori, Shimon Sakaguchi
BACKGROUND: Acute cellular rejection (ACR) is one of the main factors in transplanted organ failure in liver transplantation. A precise marker for diagnosing or predicting rejection is not currently available; therefore, invasive liver biopsy is standard procedure. To develop a noninvasive method for precise diagnosis of ACR, we evaluated autoantibodies from patient sera as potential biomarkers using protein microarrays (seromics). METHODS: Sera from hepatitis C virus-positive ACR patients were compared to three hepatitis C virus cirrhosis control groups and healthy volunteers...
December 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976367/a-genetic-screen-for-zebrafish-mutants-with-hepatic-steatosis-identifies-a-locus-required-for-larval-growth
#6
Sarah E Hugo, Amnon Schlegel
In a screen for zebrafish larval mutants with excessive liver lipid accumulation (hepatic steatosis), we identified harvest moon (hmn). Cytoplasmic lipid droplets, surrounded by multivesicular structures and mitochondria whose cristae appeared swollen, are seen in hmn mutant hepatocytes. Whole body triacylglycerol is increased in hmn mutant larvae. When we attempted to raise mutants, which were morphologically normal at the developmental stage that the screen was conducted, to adulthood, we observed that most hmn mutants do not survive to the juvenile period when raised...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974622/the-conserved-snare-sec-22-localizes-to-late-endosomes-and-negatively-regulates-rna-interference-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#7
Yani Zhao, Benjamin T Holmgren, Andrea Hinas
Small RNA pathways, including RNA interference (RNAi), play crucial roles in regulation of gene expression. Initially considered to be cytoplasmic, these processes have later been demonstrated to associate with membranes. For example, maturation of late endosomes/multivesicular bodies (MVBs) is required for efficient RNAi whereas fusion of MVBs to lysosomes appears to reduce silencing efficiency. SNAREs (soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptors) mediate membrane fusion and are thus at the core of membrane trafficking...
December 14, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974566/cd63-regulates-epstein-barr-virus-lmp1-exosomal-packaging-enhancement-of-vesicle-production-and-non-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#8
Stephanie N Hurwitz, Dingani Nkosi, Meghan M Conlon, Sara B York, Xia Liu, Deanna C Tremblay, David G Meckes
: Latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) is an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encoded oncoprotein that is packaged into small extracellular vesicles (EVs) called exosomes. Trafficking of LMP1 into multivesicular bodies (MVBs) alters the content and function of exosomes. LMP1-modified exosomes enhance the growth, migration, and invasion of malignant cells, demonstrating the capacity to manipulate the tumor microenvironment and enhance the progression of EBV-associated cancers. Despite the growing evidence surrounding the significance of LMP1-modified exosomes in cancer, very little is understood about the mechanisms that orchestrate LMP1 incorporation into these vesicles...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943213/isolation-of-exosomes-and-microvesicles-from-cell-culture-systems-to-study-prion-transmission
#9
Pascal Leblanc, Zaira E Arellano-Anaya, Emilien Bernard, Laure Gallay, Monique Provansal, Sylvain Lehmann, Laurent Schaeffer, Graça Raposo, Didier Vilette
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are composed of microvesicles and exosomes. Exosomes are small membrane vesicles (40-120 nm sized) of endosomal origin released in the extracellular medium from cells when multivesicular bodies fuse with the plasma membrane, whereas microvesicles (i.e., shedding vesicles, 100 nm to 1 μm sized) bud from the plasma membrane. Exosomes and microvesicles carry functional proteins and nucleic acids (especially mRNAs and microRNAs) that can be transferred to surrounding cells and tissues and can impact multiple dimensions of the cellular life...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943211/purification-and-analysis-of-exosomes-released-by-mature-cortical-neurons-following-synaptic-activation
#10
Karine Laulagnier, Charlotte Javalet, Fiona J Hemming, Rémy Sadoul
Exosomes are vesicles released by most cells into their environment upon fusion of multivesicular endosomes with the plasma membrane. Exosomes are vesicles of 60-100 nm in diameter, floating in sucrose at a density of ~1.15 g/mL and carrying a number of marker proteins such as Alix, Tsg101, and Flotillin-1. We use dissociated cortical neurons cultured for around two weeks as exosome-releasing cells. In these conditions, neurons make mature synapses and form networks that can be activated by physiological stimuli...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941029/deubiquitylating-enzymes-in-receptor-endocytosis-and-trafficking
#11
REVIEW
Aidan P McCann, Christopher J Scott, Sandra Van Schaeybroeck, James F Burrows
In recent times, our knowledge of the roles ubiquitin plays in multiple cellular processes has expanded exponentially, with one example being the role of ubiquitin in receptor endocytosis and trafficking. This has prompted a multitude of studies examining how the different machinery involved in the addition and removal of ubiquitin can influence this process. Multiple deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) have been implicated either in facilitating receptor endocytosis and lysosomal degradation or in rescuing receptor levels by preventing endocytosis and/or promoting recycling to the plasma membrane...
December 15, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939894/fetal-maternal-communication-via-extracellular-vesicles-implications-for-complications-of-pregnancies
#12
REVIEW
Stefanie Adam, Omar Elfeky, Vyjayanthi Kinhal, Suchismita Dutta, Andrew Lai, Nanthini Jayabalan, Zarin Nuzhat, Carlos Palma, Gregory E Rice, Carlos Salomon
The maternal physiology experiences numerous changes during pregnancy which are essential in controlling and maintaining maternal metabolic adaptations and fetal development. The human placenta is an organ that serves as the primary interface between the maternal and fetal circulation, thereby supplying the fetus with nutrients, blood and oxygen through the umbilical cord. During gestation, the placenta continuously releases several molecules into maternal circulation, including hormones, proteins, RNA and DNA...
December 5, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924850/nmr-studies-on-the-interactions-between-yeast-vta1-and-did2-during-the-multivesicular-bodies-sorting-pathway
#13
Jie Shen, Zhongzheng Yang, Jiaolong Wang, Bin Zhao, Wenxian Lan, Chunxi Wang, Xu Zhang, Cody J Wild, Maili Liu, Zhaohui Xu, Chunyang Cao
As an AAA-ATPase, Vps4 is important for function of multivesicular bodies (MVB) sorting pathway, which involves in cellular phenomena ranging from receptor down-regulation to viral budding to cytokinesis. The activity of Vps4 is stimulated by the interactions between Vta1 N-terminus (named as Vta1NTD) and Did2 fragment (176-204 aa) (termed as Did2176-204) or Vps60 (128-186 aa) (termed as Vps60128-186). The structural basis of how Vta1NTD binds to Did2176-204 is still unclear. To address this, in this report, the structure of Did2176-204 in complex with Vta1NTD was determined by NMR techniques, demonstrating that Did2176-204 interacts with Vta1NTD through its helix α6' extending over the 2(nd) and the 3(rd) α-helices of Vta1NTD microtubule interacting and transport 1 (MIT1) domain...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913999/the-role-of-her2-egfr-and-other-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-breast-cancer
#14
Jennifer L Hsu, Mien-Chie Hung
Breast cancer affects approximately 1 in 8 women, and it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the USA will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. Breast cancer mortality has decline over the last two decades due to early detection and improved treatment. Over the last few years, there is mounting evidence to demonstrate the prominent role of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) in tumor initiation and progression, and targeted therapies against the RTKs have been developed, evaluated in clinical trials, and approved for many cancer types, including breast cancer...
December 2016: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908272/exosome-encapsulated-micrornas-as-potential-circulating-biomarkers-in-colon-cancer
#15
Mina Hosseini, Sara Khatamianfar, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Reza Nedaeinia, Mojtaba Shafiee, Mina Maftouh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Soudabeh Shahid Sales, Amir Avan
Exosome-encapsulated microRNAs are being suggested as a new class novel biomarker and diagnostic and predictive markers in colorectal cancer. These particles are released from many cell types into the extracellular space upon fusion of multivesicular bodies (MVB) with the plasma membrane. They contain a wide variety of information, including proteins, lipids, RNAs, non-transcribed RNAs, microRNAs, which can be circulated in various body fluids (e.g., blood, salvia, ascites, urine). Exosomes can be taken up by neighboring or distant cells and thereby modulate the functional of recipient cells and play a key role in disease progression or facilitate metastasis in cancers...
December 1, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900319/spleen-dependent-immune-protection-elicited-by-cpg-adjuvanted-reticulocyte-derived-exosomes-from-malaria-infection-is-associated-with-changes-in-t-cell-subsets-distribution
#16
Lorena Martín-Jaular, Armando de Menezes-Neto, Marta Monguió-Tortajada, Aleix Elizalde-Torrent, Míriam Díaz-Varela, Carmen Fernández-Becerra, Francesc E Borras, Maria Montoya, Hernando A Del Portillo
Reticulocyte-derived exosomes (rex) are 30-100 nm membrane vesicles of endocytic origin released during the maturation of reticulocytes to erythrocytes upon fusion of multivesicular bodies with the plasma membrane. Combination of CpG-ODN with rex obtained from BALB/c mice infected with the reticulocyte-prone non-lethal P. yoelii 17X malaria strain (rexPy), had been shown to induce survival and long lasting protection. Here, we show that splenectomized mice are not protected upon rexPy+CpG inmunizations and that protection is restored upon passive transfer of splenocytes obtained from animals immunized with rexPy+CpG...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895152/spatio-temporal-uncoupling-of-mirna-mediated-translational-repression-and-target-rna-degradation-controls-mirnp-recycling-in-mammalian-cells
#17
Mainak Bose, Bahnisikha Barman, Avijit Goswami, Suvendra N Bhattacharyya
miRNA-mediated repression control expression of more than half of protein coding genes in metazoan animals. Translation repression is associated with target mRNA degradation initiated by decapping and deadenylation of the repressed mRNAs. Earlier evidence suggest Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) as the site where miRNPs interact with their targets before the translation repression sets in but the subcellular location of subsequent degradation of miRNA-repressed messages is largely unidentified. Here, we explore the subcellular distribution of essential components of degradation machineries of miRNA-targeted mRNAs...
November 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882925/isgylation-controls-exosome-secretion-by-promoting-lysosomal-degradation-of-mvb-proteins
#18
Carolina Villarroya-Beltri, Francesc Baixauli, María Mittelbrunn, Irene Fernández-Delgado, Daniel Torralba, Olga Moreno-Gonzalo, Sara Baldanta, Carlos Enrich, Susana Guerra, Francisco Sánchez-Madrid
Exosomes are vesicles secreted to the extracellular environment through fusion with the plasma membrane of specific endosomes called multivesicular bodies (MVB) and mediate cell-to-cell communication in many biological processes. Posttranslational modifications are involved in the sorting of specific proteins into exosomes. Here we identify ISGylation as a ubiquitin-like modification that controls exosome release. ISGylation induction decreases MVB numbers and impairs exosome secretion. Using ISG15-knockout mice and mice expressing the enzymatically inactive form of the de-ISGylase USP18, we demonstrate in vitro and in vivo that ISG15 conjugation regulates exosome secretion...
November 24, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879451/tetraspanins-and-mouse-oocyte-microvilli-related-to-fertilizing-ability
#19
Achraf Benammar, Ahmed Ziyyat, Brigitte Lefèvre, Jean-Philippe Wolf
Our electron microscopy observations demonstrate for the first time that the number of microvilli on the mice oocyte membrane decreases when meiosis progresses from prophase I to metaphase II (MII) stage, and the morphology of the microvilli also changes. Microvilli are significantly shorter and larger on the ovulated oocyte membrane than at the previous stages. Although clathrin vesicles clearly disappear during oocyte maturation, exosome-like vesicles begin to be secreted at the metaphase I stage, more strongly at the MII stage...
November 21, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879389/vps36-dependent-multivesicular-bodies-are-critical-for-plasmamembrane-protein-turnover-and-vacuolar-biogenesis
#20
Huei-Jing Wang, Ya-Wen Hsu, Cian-Ling Guo, Wann-Neng Jane, Hao Wang, Liwen Jiang, Guang-Yuh Jauh
Most eukaryotic cells target ubiquitinated plasma membrane (PM) proteins for vacuolar degradation in response to environmental and developmental cues. This process involves endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT). However, little is known about the cellular mechanisms of ESCRTs in plants. Here, we studied the function of one ESCRT-II component, VPS36, which shows ubiquitin-binding activity and may form a putative ESCRT-II with VPS22 and VPS25 in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). Recessive mutation of the ubiquitously expressed VPS36 causes multiple defects, including delayed embryogenesis, defective root elongation, and limited expansion of cotyledons, and these effects can be complemented by its genomic DNA...
January 2017: Plant Physiology
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