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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326614/recombinant-expression-of-porcine-spermadhesin-awn-and-its-phospholipid-interaction-indication-for-a-novel-lipid-binding-property
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F Schröter, K Müller, P Müller, E Krause, B C Braun
AWN is a porcine (Sus scrofa domestica) seminal plasma protein and has been linked to a variety of processes related to fertilization. To acquire the protein in sufficient amount and purity for functional studies, we established its recombinant expression in E. coli and a three-step purification protocol based on different chromatographies. The test for AWN-phospholipid interaction revealed phosphatidic acid and cardiolipin as potential binding partners. As phosphatidic acid is surmised to play a role in cation-induced membrane destabilization and fusion events, we propose a membrane protective function of the presented binding affinity...
March 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325821/phosphorylation-of-the-exocyst-protein-exo84-by-tbk1-promotes-insulin-stimulated-glut4-trafficking
#2
Maeran Uhm, Merlijn Bazuine, Peng Zhao, Shian-Huey Chiang, Tingting Xiong, Sheelarani Karunanithi, Louise Chang, Alan R Saltiel
Insulin stimulates glucose uptake through the translocation of the glucose transporter GLUT4 to the plasma membrane. The exocyst complex tethers GLUT4-containing vesicles to the plasma membrane, a process that requires the binding of the G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein) RalA to the exocyst complex. We report that upon activation of RalA, the protein kinase TBK1 phosphorylated the exocyst subunit Exo84. Knockdown of TBK1 blocked insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and GLUT4 translocation; knockout of TBK1 in adipocytes blocked insulin-stimulated glucose uptake; and ectopic overexpression of a kinase-inactive mutant of TBK1 reduced insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
March 21, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322724/valosin-containing-protein-vcp-p97-inhibitors-relieve-mitofusin-dependent-mitochondrial-defects-due-to-vcp-disease-mutants
#3
Ting Zhang, Prashant Mishra, Bruce A Hay, David Chan, Ming Guo
Missense mutations of valosin-containing protein (VCP) cause an autosomal dominant disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. The pathological mechanism of IBMPFD is not clear and there is no treatment. We show that endogenous VCP negatively regulates Mitofusin, which is required for outer mitochondrial membrane fusion. Because 90% of IBMPFD patients have myopathy, we generated an in vivo IBMPFD model in adult Drosophila muscle, which recapitulates disease pathologies...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321960/hiv-infection-is-influenced-by-dynamin-at-three-independent-points-in-the-viral-life-cycle
#4
Anupriya Aggarwal, Tina L Hitchen, Lars Ootes, Samantha McAllery, Andrew Wong, Khanh Nguyen, Adam McCluskey, Phillip J Robinson, Stuart G Turville
CD4 T cells are important cellular targets for HIV-1, yet the primary site of HIV fusion remains unresolved. Candidate fusion sites are either the plasma membrane or from within endosomes. One area of investigation compounding the controversy of this field, is the role of the protein dynamin in the HIV life cycle. To understand the role of dynamin in primary CD4 T cells we combined dynamin inhibition with a series of complementary assays based on single particle tracking, HIV fusion, detection of HIV DNA products and active viral transcription...
March 21, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321485/initial-autophagic-protection-switches-to-disruption-of-autophagic-flux-by-lysosomal-instability-during-cadmium-stress-accrual-in-renal-nrk-52e-cells
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W-K Lee, S Probst, M P Santoyo-Sánchez, W Al-Hamdani, I Diebels, J-K von Sivers, E Kerek, E J Prenner, F Thévenod
The renal proximal tubule (PT) is the major target of cadmium (Cd(2+)) toxicity where Cd(2+) causes stress and apoptosis. Autophagy is induced by cell stress, e.g., endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, and may contribute to cell survival or death. The role of autophagy in Cd(2+)-induced nephrotoxicity remains unsettled due to contradictory results and lack of evidence for autophagic machinery damage by Cd(2+). Cd(2+)-induced autophagy in rat kidney PT cell line NRK-52E and its role in cell death was investigated...
March 20, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321389/host-fih-mediated-asparaginyl-hydroxylation-of-translocated-legionella-pneumophila-effectors
#6
Christopher Price, Michael Merchant, Snake Jones, Ashley Best, Juanita Von Dwingelo, Matthew B Lawrenz, Nawsad Alam, Ora Schueler-Furman, Yousef A Kwaik
FIH-mediated post-translational modification through asparaginyl hydroxylation of eukaryotic proteins impacts regulation of protein-protein interaction. We have identified the FIH recognition motif in 11 Legionella pneumophila translocated effectors, YopM of Yersinia, IpaH4.5 of Shigella and an ankyrin protein of Rickettsia. Mass spectrometry analyses of the AnkB and AnkH effectors of L. pneumophila confirm their asparaginyl hydroxylation. Consistent with localization of the AnkB effector to the Legionella-containing vacuole (LCV) membrane and its modification by FIH, our data show that FIH and its two interacting proteins, Mint3 and MT1-MMP are acquired by the LCV in a Dot/Icm type IV secretion-dependent manner...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318354/hs1bp3-inhibits-autophagy-by-regulation-of-pld1
#7
Kristiane Søreng, Helene Knævelsrud, Petter Holland, Anne Simonsen
Macroautophagy/autophagy is a membrane trafficking and intracellular degradation process involving the formation of double-membrane autophagosomes and their ultimate fusion with lysosomes. Much is yet to be learned about the regulation of this process, especially at the level of the membranes and lipids involved. We have recently found that the PX domain protein HS1BP3 (HCLS1 binding protein 3) is a negative regulator of autophagosome formation. HS1BP3 depletion increases the formation of LC3-positive autophagosomes both in human cells and zebrafish...
February 25, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316480/inducible-spy-transcription-acts-as-a-sensor-for-envelope-stress-of-salmonella-typhimurium
#8
Seon Mi Jeong, Hwa Jeong Lee, Yoon Mee Park, Jin Seok Kim, Sang Dae Lee, Iel Soo Bang
Salmonella enterica infects a broad range of host animals, and zoonostic infection threatens both public health and the livestock and meat processing industries. Many antimicrobials have been developed to target Salmonella envelope that performs essential bacterial functions; however, there are very few analytical methods that can be used to validate the efficacy of these antimicrobials. In this study, to develop a potential biosensor for Salmonella envelope stress, we examined the transcription of the S. enterica serovar typhimurium spy gene, the ortholog of which in Escherichia coli encodes Spy (spheroplast protein y)...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316168/-advances-in-the-research-of-effects-of-exosomes-derived-from-stem-cells-on-wound-repair
#9
M Y Li, D W Liu, Y G Mao
Exosomes are nano-vesicles released by many kinds of cells. Exosomes play a significant role in cell-to-cell communication and substance transportation through direct effect of signaling molecules on the cell membrane surface, intracellular regulation of cellular content during membrane fusion, or regulation of release of various bioactive molecules. Several studies have reported that culture supernatant of stem cells has some related exosomes to take part in wound repair. The secretion of exosomes is depended on the source and the physiological and pathological condition of deriving cells...
March 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315370/control-of-mitochondrial-physiology-and-cell-death-by-the-bcl-2-family-proteins-bax-and-bok
#10
Beatrice D'Orsi, Julia Mateyka, Jochen H M Prehn
Neuronal cell death is often triggered by events that involve intracellular increases in Ca(2+). Under resting conditions, the intracellular Ca(2+) concentration is tightly controlled by a number of extrusion and sequestering mechanisms involving the plasma membrane, mitochondria, and ER. These mechanisms act to prevent a disruption of neuronal ion homeostasis. As these processes require ATP, excessive Ca(2+) overloading may cause energy depletion, mitochondrial dysfunction, and may eventually lead to Ca(2+)-dependent cell death...
March 14, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314727/transcriptomic-analyses-elucidate-adaptive-differences-of-closely-related-strains-of-p-aeruginosa-in-fuel
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Thusitha S Gunasekera, Loryn L Bowen, Carol E Zhou, Susan C Howard-Byerly, William S Foley, Richard C Striebich, Larry C Dugan, Oscar N Ruiz
Pseudomonas aeruginosa can utilize hydrocarbons, but different strains have varying degrees of adaptation despite their highly conserved genome. P. aeruginosa ATCC 33988 is highly adapted to hydrocarbons while strain PAO1, a human pathogen, is less-adapted and degrades jet fuel at a slower rate than does ATCC 33988. We investigated fuel specific transcriptomic differences between these strains in order to ascertain the underling mechanisms utilized by the adapted strain to proliferate in fuel. During growth in fuel, the genes related to alkane degradation, heat-shock response, membrane proteins, efflux pumps and several novel genes were upregulated in ATCC 33988...
March 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314511/novel-platinum-iv-complexes-conjugated-with-a-wogonin-derivative-as-multi-targeted-anticancer-agents
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Xiaodong Qin, Gang Xu, Feihong Chen, Lei Fang, Shaohua Gou
Platinum-based complexes like cisplatin and oxaliplatin are well known the mainstay of chemotherapy regimens on clinic. Wogonin, a natural product that possesses wide biological activities, is now in phase I clinical test as an anticancer agent in China. Herein reported are a series of novel Pt(IV) complexes that conjugated a wogonin derivative (compound 3) to the axial position via a linker group. After being tethered to the platinum(IV) complexes, the wogonin derivative provided multiple anticancer effects, especially in compound 10, a fusion containing wogonin and cisplatin units...
March 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302911/real-time-insights-into-regulated-exocytosis
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REVIEW
Duy T Tran, Kelly G Ten Hagen
Real-time imaging of regulated exocytosis in secreting organs can provide unprecedented temporal and spatial detail. Here, we highlight recent advances in 3D time-lapse imaging in Drosophila salivary glands at single-granule resolution. Using fluorescently labeled proteins expressed in the fly, it is now possible to image the dynamics of vesicle biogenesis and the cytoskeletal factors involved in secretion. 3D imaging over time allows one to visualize and define the temporal sequence of events, including clearance of cortical actin, fusion pore formation, mixing of the vesicular and plasma membranes and recruitment of components of the cytoskeleton...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302910/new-insights-into-autophagosome-lysosome-fusion
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REVIEW
Shuhei Nakamura, Tamotsu Yoshimori
Macroautophagy (autophagy) is a highly conserved intracellular degradation system that is essential for homeostasis in eukaryotic cells. Due to the wide variety of the cytoplasmic targets of autophagy, its dysregulation is associated with many diseases in humans, such as neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease and cancer. During autophagy, cytoplasmic materials are sequestered by the autophagosome - a double-membraned structure - and transported to the lysosome for digestion. The specific stages of autophagy are induction, formation of the isolation membrane (phagophore), formation and maturation of the autophagosome and, finally, fusion with a late endosome or lysosome...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301927/molecular-mechanism-underlying-the-action-of-the-influenza-a-virus-fusion-inhibitor-mbx2546
#15
Arnab Basu, Gloria Komazin-Meredith, Courtney McCarthy, Aleksandar Antanasijevic, Steven C Cardinale, Rama K Mishra, Dale L Barnard, Michael Caffrey, Lijun Rong, Terry L Bowlin
Influenza A virus envelop protein, Hemagglutinin (HA), plays important roles in viral entry. We previously have reported that MBX2546, a novel influenza A virus inhibitor, binds to HA and inhibits HA-mediated membrane fusion. In this report, we show that (i) both binding and stabilization of HA by MBX2546 is required for inhibition of viral infection, and (ii) binding of HA by MBX2546 represses the low-pH-induced conformational change of the HA which is a prerequisite for membrane fusion. Mutations in MBX2546-resistant influenza A/PR/8/34 (H1N1) viruses are mapped in the HA stem region near the amino terminus of HA2...
March 16, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301741/mechanisms-of-autophagy-initiation
#16
James H Hurley, Lindsey N Young
Autophagy is the process of cellular self-eating by a double-membrane organelle, the autophagosome. A range of signaling processes converge on two protein complexes to initiate autophagy: the ULK1 (unc51-like autophagy activating kinase 1) protein kinase complex and the PI3KC3- C1 (class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex I) lipid kinase complex. Some 90% of the mass of these large protein complexes consists of noncatalytic domains and subunits, and the ULK1 complex has essential noncatalytic activities...
March 15, 2017: Annual Review of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300073/actin-binding-protein-coronin-1a-controls-osteoclastic-bone-resorption-by-regulating-lysosomal-secretion-of-cathepsin-k
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Saori Ohmae, Naruto Noma, Masayasu Toyomoto, Masahiro Shinohara, Masatoshi Takeiri, Hiroaki Fuji, Kenji Takemoto, Keiko Iwaisako, Tomoko Fujita, Norihiko Takeda, Makoto Kawatani, Mineyoshi Aoyama, Masatoshi Hagiwara, Yasushi Ishihama, Masataka Asagiri
Osteoclasts degrade bone matrix proteins via the secretion of lysosomal enzymes. However, the precise mechanisms by which lysosomal components are transported and fused to the bone-apposed plasma membrane, termed ruffled border membrane, remain elusive. Here, we identified coronin 1A as a negative regulator of exocytotic release of cathepsin K, one of the most important bone-degrading enzymes in osteoclasts. The modulation of coronin 1A expression did not alter osteoclast differentiation and extracellular acidification, but strongly affected the secretion of cathepsin K and osteoclast bone-resorption activity, suggesting the coronin 1A-mediated regulation of lysosomal trafficking and protease exocytosis...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299521/dynamic-of-contribution-of-ubpy-sorted-cargo-to-acrosome-biogenesis-effects-of-its-derailment-in-a-mouse-model-of-globozoospermia-the-infertile-vps54-l967q-mutant
#18
Mariarosa Gioria, Maria Enrica Pasini, Giovanna Berruti
The sperm acrosome is a specialized vacuole, a member of the family of cell-specific lysosome-related organelles. Its exocytosis, the acrosome reaction, is a crucial event during fertilization. The released acrosomal contents promote sperm penetration through the investments of the oocyte, whereas the membranous components of the acrosome are involved in sperm-oocyte interaction/fusion and oocyte activation. The way that these functionally distinct acrosomal costituents reach the vacuole during its biogenesis remains poorly understood...
March 15, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298442/the-short-variant-of-the-mitochondrial-dynamin-opa1-maintains-mitochondrial-energetics-and-cristae-structure
#19
Hakjoo Lee, Sylvia B Smith, Yisang Yoon
The protein optic atrophy 1 (OPA1) is a dynamin-related protein associated with the inner mitochondrial membrane, and functions in mitochondrial inner membrane fusion and cristae maintenance. Inner membrane-anchored long OPA1 (L-OPA1) undergoes proteolytic cleavage resulting in short OPA1 (S-OPA1). It is often thought that S-OPA1 is a functionally insignificant proteolytic product of L-OPA1 because the accumulation of S-OPA1 due to L-OPA1 cleavage is observed in mitochondrial fragmentation and dysfunction. However, cells contain a mixture of both L- and S-OPA1 in normal conditions, suggesting the functional significance of maintaining both OPA1 forms, but the differential roles of L- and S-OPA1 in mitochondrial fusion and energetics are ill-defined...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295017/antimicrobial-peptide-gramicidin-s-is-accumulated-in-granules-of-producer-cells-for-storage-of-bacterial-phosphagens
#20
Marina Berditsch, Mareike Trapp, Sergii Afonin, Christian Weber, Julia Misiewicz, Joana Turkson, Anne S Ulrich
Many antimicrobial peptides are synthesized non-ribosomally in bacteria, but little is known about their subcellular route of biosynthesis, their mode of intracellular accumulation, or their role in the physiology of the producer cells. Here, we present a comprehensive view on the biosynthesis of gramicidin S (GS) in Aneurinibacillus migulanus, having observed a peripheral membrane localization of its synthetases. The peptide gets accumulated in nano-globules, which mature by fusion into larger granules and end up within vacuolar structures...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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