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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315217/basophil-degranulation-assay
#1
Madhan Masilamani, Mohanapriya Kamalakannan, Hugh A Sampson
Basophil degranulation assay has gained importance over the last decade in both diagnosis of food allergy and evaluation of progression of immunotherapy. This assay involves the identification and quantification of the expression of CD63 molecule on basophil membrane. CD63 is a marker of multivesicular bodies that is exposed to cell membrane during the process of degranulation in which the contents of basophil granules are released. This chapter describes the methodology for performing this assay.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302909/ppn2-a-novel-zn-2-dependent-polyphosphatase-in-the-acidocalcisome-like-yeast-vacuole
#2
Rūta Gerasimaitė, Andreas Mayer
Acidocalcisome-like organelles are found in all kingdoms of life. Many of their functions, such as the accumulation and storage of metal ions, nitrogen and phosphate, the activation of blood clotting and inflammation, depend on the controlled synthesis and turnover of polyphosphate (polyP), a polymer of inorganic phosphate linked by phosphoric anhydride bonds. The exploration of the role of acidocalcisomes in metabolism and physiology requires manipulation of polyP turnover, yet the complete set of proteins responsible for this turnover is unknown...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289043/exocytosis-mediated-urinary-full-length-megalin-excretion-is-linked-with-the-pathogenesis-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#3
Shankhajit De, Shoji Kuwahara, Michihiro Hosojima, Tomomi Ishikawa, Ryohei Kaseda, Piyali Sarkar, Yusuke Yoshioka, Hideyuki Kabasawa, Tomomichi Iida, Sawako Goto, Koji Toba, Yuki Higuchi, Yoshiki Suzuki, Masanori Hara, Hiroyuki Kurosawa, Ichiei Narita, Yoshiaki Hirayama, Takahiro Ochiya, Akihiko Saito
Efficient biomarkers for diabetic nephropathy (DN) have not been established. Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, we found previously that urinary levels of full-length megalin (C-megalin), a multiligand endocytic receptor in proximal tubules, was positively correlated with DN progression in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Here, we found that urinary extracellular vesicle (UEV) excretion and C-megalin content in UEVs or in their exosomal fraction increased along with the progression of the albuminuric stages in T2DM patients...
March 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276699/p120-catenin-in-canonical-wnt-signaling
#4
Mireia Duñach, Beatriz Del Valle-Pérez, Antonio García de Herreros
Canonical Wnt signaling controls β-catenin protein stabilization, its translocation to the nucleus and the activation of β-catenin/Tcf-4-dependent transcription. In this review, we revise and discuss the recent results describing actions of p120-catenin in different phases of this pathway. More specifically, we comment its involvement in four different steps: (i) the very early activation of CK1ɛ, essential for Dvl-2 binding to the Wnt receptor complex; (ii) the internalization of GSK3 and Axin into multivesicular bodies, necessary for a complete stabilization of β-catenin; (iii) the activation of Rac1 small GTPase, required for β-catenin translocation to the nucleus; and (iv) the release of the inhibitory action caused by Kaiso transcriptional repressor...
March 3, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275710/intrastriatally-infused-exogenous-cdnf-is-endocytosed-and-retrogradely-transported-to-substantia-nigra
#5
Kert Mätlik, Helena Vihinen, Ali Bienemann, Jaan Palgi, Merja H Voutilainen, Sigrid Booms, Maria Lindahl, Eija Jokitalo, Mart Saarma, Henri J Huttunen, Mikko Airavaara, Urmas Arumäe
Cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF) protects the nigrostriatal dopaminergic (DA) neurons in rodent models of Parkinson's disease and restores DA circuitry when delivered after these neurons have begun to degenerate. These DA neurons have been suggested to transport striatal CDNF retrogradely to the substantia nigra (SN). However, in cultured cells the binding and internalization of extracellular CDNF has not been reported. The first aim of this study was to examine the cellular localization and pharmacokinetic properties of recombinant human CDNF (rhCDNF) protein after its infusion into rat brain parenchyma...
January 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257521/exosome-secretion-affects-social-motility-in-trypanosoma-brucei
#6
Dror Eliaz, Sriram Kannan, Hadassa Shaked, Gil Arvatz, Itai Dov Tkacz, Lior Binder, Hiba Waldman Ben-Asher, Uthman Okalang, Vaibhav Chikne, Smadar Cohen-Chalamish, Shulamit Michaeli
Extracellular vesicles (EV) secreted by pathogens function in a variety of biological processes. Here, we demonstrate that in the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei, exosome secretion is induced by stress that affects trans-splicing. Following perturbations in biogenesis of spliced leader RNA, which donates its spliced leader (SL) exon to all mRNAs, or after heat-shock, the SL RNA is exported to the cytoplasm and forms distinct granules, which are then secreted by exosomes. The exosomes are formed in multivesicular bodies (MVB) utilizing the endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT), through a mechanism similar to microRNA secretion in mammalian cells...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241053/release-of-hiv-1-sequestered-in-the-vesicles-of-oral-and-genital-mucosal-epithelial-cells-by-epithelial-lymphocyte-interaction
#7
Aizezi Yasen, Rossana Herrera, Kristina Rosbe, Kathy Lien, Sharof M Tugizov
Oropharyngeal mucosal epithelia of fetuses/neonates/infants and the genital epithelia of adults play a critical role in HIV-1 mother-to-child transmission and sexual transmission of virus, respectively. To study the mechanisms of HIV-1 transmission through mucosal epithelium, we established polarized tonsil, cervical and foreskin epithelial cells. Analysis of HIV-1 transmission through epithelial cells showed that approximately 0.05% of initially inoculated virions transmigrated via epithelium. More than 90% of internalized virions were sequestered in the endosomes of epithelial cells, including multivesicular bodies (MVBs) and vacuoles...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225273/fabric-softener-cellulose-nanocrystal-interaction-a-model-for-assessing-surfactant-deposition-on-cotton
#8
E K Oikonomou, F Mousseau, N Christov, G Cristobal, A Vacher, M Airiau, C Bourgaux, L Heux, J-F Berret
There is currently a renewed interest for improving household and personal-care formulations to provide more environment-friendly products. Fabric conditioners used as softeners have to fulfill a number of stability and biodegradability requirements. They should also display significant adsorption on cotton under the conditions of use. The quantification of surfactant adsorption remains however difficult because the fabric-woven structure is complex and deposited amounts are generally small. Here, we propose a method to evaluate cellulose-surfactant interactions with increased detection sensitivity...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217961/cellular-evidence-of-exosomes-in-the-reproductive-tract-of-chinese-soft-shelled-turtle-pelodiscus-sinensis
#9
Muhammad Yasir Waqas, Qian Zhang, Nisar Ahmed, Ping Yang, Guipei Xing, Masood Akhtar, Abdul Basit, Tengfei Liu, Chen Hong, Muhammad Arshad, Hafiz Muhammad Saif-Ur Rahman, Qiusheng Chen
The oviduct is a location of egg production, fertilization, and sperm storage. While its secretions have broadly attributes toward different physiological functions. We examined the ultrastructure of oviduct epithelium and glands in relation to the secretions, particularly with exosomes origin in Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis using immunohistochemistry and transmission electron microscopy. The ciliated epithelial and gland cells were involved in the release of exosomes and secretions into lumen throughout the year...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A, Ecological Genetics and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216144/patient-ipsc-derived-neurons-for-disease-modeling-of-frontotemporal-dementia-with-mutation-in-chmp2b
#10
Yu Zhang, Benjamin Schmid, Nanett K Nikolaisen, Mikkel A Rasmussen, Blanca I Aldana, Mikkel Agger, Kirstine Calloe, Tina C Stummann, Hjalte M Larsen, Troels T Nielsen, Jinrong Huang, Fengping Xu, Xin Liu, Lars Bolund, Morten Meyer, Lasse K Bak, Helle S Waagepetersen, Yonglun Luo, Jørgen E Nielsen, Bjørn Holst, Christian Clausen, Poul Hyttel, Kristine K Freude
The truncated mutant form of the charged multivesicular body protein 2B (CHMP2B) is causative for frontotemporal dementia linked to chromosome 3 (FTD3). CHMP2B is a constituent of the endosomal sorting complex required for transport (ESCRT) and, when mutated, disrupts endosome-to-lysosome trafficking and substrate degradation. To understand the underlying molecular pathology, FTD3 patient induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were differentiated into forebrain-type cortical neurons. FTD3 neurons exhibited abnormal endosomes, as previously shown in patients...
March 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210396/multivesicular-emulsion-ceramide-containing-moisturizers-an-evaluation-of-their-role-in-the-management-of-common-skin-disorders
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REVIEW
Joshua A Zeichner, James Q Del Rosso
Proper stratum corneum function plays a pivotal role in maintenance of skin health, and improper function leads to skin disease. The stratum corneum is comprised of corneocytes surrounded by intercelluar lipids including ceramides, free fatty acids, and cholesterol. Ceramide predominant moisturizers have become a mainstay of treatment of skin disease. New technologies for delivery of ceramides include multivesicular emulsions, which deposit ceramides in a timerelease manner for a continuous rather than burst effect...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182089/a-rare-case-of-signet-ring-cell-lymphoma-diagnosis-aided-by-immunofluorescent-staining
#12
Charusheela R Gore, N K Panicker, Harsh Kumar, Archana Buch, S S Chandanwale
Signet ring cell lymphomas are the proliferations of malignant lymphoid cells containing cytoplasmic vacuoles or globules which displace the nuclei, imparting it a signet ring appearance. This rare tumor is a variant of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Signet ring appearance is due to cytoplasmic accumulation of immunoglobulin or vacuoles derived from multivesicular bodies. These cells, particularly with cytoplasmic vacuoles, may be mistaken for adenocarcinoma cells. We are presenting one such case where immunofluorescence helped us to demonstrate the immunoglobulins on fine needle aspiration smears...
January 2017: Journal of Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168600/the-role-of-pancreatic-cancer-derived-exosomes-in-cancer-progress-and-their-potential-application-as-biomarkers
#13
REVIEW
H Jin, Y Wu, X Tan
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, with dismal prognosis due to its poor early detection rate and high metastatic rate. Thus, elucidation of the molecular mechanisms accounting for its metastasis and discovery of competent biomarkers is required. Exosomes are multivesicular body-derived small extracellular vesicles released by various cell types that serve as important message carriers during intercellular communication. They are also known to play critical roles during cancer-genesis, cancer-related immune reactions, and metastasis...
February 6, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155881/the-formation-of-multivesicular-bodies-in-activated-blastocysts-is-influenced-by-autophagy-and-fgf-signaling-in-mice
#14
Hyejin Shin, Soyoung Bang, Jiyeon Kim, Jin Hyun Jun, Haengseok Song, Hyunjung Jade Lim
Dormant blastocysts during delayed implantation undergo autophagic activation, which is an adaptive response to prolonged survival in utero during less favorable environment. We observed that multivesicular bodies (MVBs) accumulate in the trophectoderm of dormant blastocysts upon activation for implantation. Since autophagosomes are shown to fuse with MVBs and efficient autophagic degradation requires functional MVBs, we examined if MVB formation in activated blastocysts are associated with protracted autophagic state during dormancy...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141971/paracrine-maturation-and-migration-of-sh-sy5y-cells-by-dental-pulp-stem-cells
#15
P Gervois, E Wolfs, Y Dillen, P Hilkens, J Ratajczak, R B Driesen, T Vangansewinkel, A Bronckaers, B Brône, T Struys, I Lambrichts
Neurological disorders are characterized by neurodegeneration and/or loss of neuronal function, which cannot be adequately repaired by the host. Therefore, there is need for novel treatment options such as cell-based therapies that aim to salvage or reconstitute the lost tissue or that stimulate host repair. The present study aimed to evaluate the paracrine effects of human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) on the migration and neural maturation of human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells. The hDPSC secretome had a significant chemoattractive effect on SH-SY5Y cells as shown by a transwell assay...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135905/new-insights-into-the-function-of-rab-gtpases-in-the-context-of-exosomal-secretion
#16
Lionel Blanc, Michel Vidal
In the last two decades, extracellular vesicle-mediated communication between cells has become a major field in cell biology. However, the function of extracellular vesicles is far from clear, especially due to the disparity of released vesicles by cells. Basically, one must consider vesicles budding from the cell plasma membrane (ectosomes) and vesicles released upon fusion of an endosomal multivesicular compartment (exosomes). Moreover, even for exosomes, we report and discuss here the possibility that different routes regulated by specific Rab GTPases might produce exosomes having various biologic functions...
January 31, 2017: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107777/the-dc1-domain-protein-vacuoleless-gametophytes-is-essential-for-female-and-male-gametophyte-development-in-arabidopsis
#17
Sebastián D'Ippólito, Leonardo Agustín Arias, Claudia Anahí Casalongué, Gabriela Carolina Pagnussat, Diego Fernando Fiol
In this work we identified VACUOLELESS GAMETOPHYTES (VLG) as a DC1 domain containing protein present in the endomembrane system essential for both female and male gametophyte development. VLG was originally annotated as a gene coding for an unknown function protein containing DC1 domains. DC1 domains are cysteine and histidine -rich zinc finger domains found exclusively in the plant Kingdom that have been named based on its similarity with the C1 domain present in protein kinase C (PKC). In Arabidopsis, both male and female gametophytes are characterized by the formation of a big vacuole early in development, which is absent in vlg mutant plants...
January 20, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104608/prothrombin-loading-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-derived-exosomes-regulates-coagulation-and-calcification
#18
Alexander N Kapustin, Michael Schoppet, Leon J Schurgers, Joanne L Reynolds, Rosamund McNair, Alexander Heiss, Willi Jahnen-Dechent, Tilman M Hackeng, Georg Schlieper, Paul Harrison, Catherine M Shanahan
OBJECTIVE: The drug warfarin blocks carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent proteins and acts as an anticoagulant and an accelerant of vascular calcification. The calcification inhibitor MGP (matrix Gla [carboxyglutamic acid] protein), produced by vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), is a key target of warfarin action in promoting calcification; however, it remains unclear whether proteins in the coagulation cascade also play a role in calcification. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Vascular calcification is initiated by exosomes, and proteomic analysis revealed that VSMC exosomes are loaded with Gla-containing coagulation factors: IX and X, PT (prothrombin), and proteins C and S...
January 19, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088446/identification-and-characterization-of-cell-bound-membrane-vesicles
#19
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 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057306/the-drosophila-accessory-gland-as-a-model-for-prostate-cancer-and-other-pathologies
#20
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
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