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Martin Resnik-Docampo, Vivien Sauer, Joseph M Schinaman, Rebecca I Clark, David W Walker, D Leanne Jones
Maladaptive changes in the intestinal flora, typically referred to as bacterial dysbiosis, have been linked to intestinal aging phenotypes, including an increase in intestinal stem cell (ISC) proliferation, activation of inflammatory pathways, and increased intestinal permeability1,2 . However, the causal relationships between these phenotypes are only beginning to be unravelled. We recently characterized the age-related changes that occur to septate junctions (SJ) between adjacent, absorptive enterocytes (EC) in the fly intestine...
February 19, 2018: Fly
Joseph R Podojil, Iris Hecht, Ming-Yi Chiang, Ilan Vaknin, Inbal Barbiro, Amit Novik, Eyal Neria, Galit Rotman, Stephen D Miller
ILDR2 is a member of the Ig superfamily, which is implicated in tricellular tight junctions, and has a putative role in pancreatic islet health and survival. We recently found a novel role for ILDR2 in delivering inhibitory signals to T cells. In this article, we show that short-term treatment with ILDR2-Fc results in long-term durable beneficial effects in the relapsing-remitting experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and NOD type 1 diabetes models. ILDR2-Fc also promotes transplant engraftment in a minor mismatch bone marrow transplantation model...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Teresa T Bonello, Kia Z Perez-Vale, Kaelyn D Sumigray, Mark Peifer
Epithelial apical-basal polarity drives assembly and function of most animal tissues. Polarity initiation requires cell-cell adherens junction assembly at the apical-basolateral boundary. The mechanisms underlying polarity establishment remain key issues. Drosophila embryos provide a superb model, as 6000 polarized cells assemble simultaneously. Current data place the actin-junctional linker Canoe (Afadin's fly homolog) at the top of the polarity hierarchy, where it directs Bazooka/Par3 and adherens junctions positioning...
December 22, 2017: Development
G D N Gayathri Samarasekera, Vanessa Jane Auld
Tricellular junctions (TCJs) are uniquely placed permeability barriers formed at the corners of polarized epithelia where tight junctions (TJ) in vertebrates or septate junctions (SJ) in invertebrates from three cells converge. Gliotactin is a Drosophila TCJ protein and loss of Gliotactin results in SJ and TCJ breakdown, and permeability barrier loss. When overexpressed, Gliotactin spreads away from the TCJs resulting in disrupted epithelial architecture including over-proliferation, cell delamination and migration...
November 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
Hiroshi Shimada, Seiro Satohisa, Takayuki Kohno, Takumi Konno, Ken-Ichi Takano, Syunta Takahashi, Tsubasa Hatakeyama, Chihiro Arimoto, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takashi Kojima
Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) is a novel molecule present at tricellular contacts which recruits tricellulin (TRIC), a molecular component of tricellular tight junctions (tTJs). LSR and TRIC are colocalized with the bicellular tight junction (bTJ) protein claudin (CLDN)-1-based tight junction strands at tricellular corners. Knockdown of LSR in normal epithelial cells affects tTJ formation and the epithelial barrier function. In cancer cells knockdown of LSR has been demonstrated to increase cell invasion...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Kevin Begcy, Thomas Dresselhaus
An easy and highly reproducible nondestructive method named the Leaf Collar Method is described to identify and characterize the different stages of pollen development in maize. In plants, many cellular events such as meiosis, asymmetric cell division, cell cycle regulation, cell fate determination, nucleus movement, vacuole formation, chromatin condensation and epigenetic modifications take place during pollen development. In maize, pollen development occurs in tassels that are confined within the internal stalk of the plant...
December 2017: Plant Reproduction
Alexander X Cartagena-Rivera, Christina M Van Itallie, James M Anderson, Richard S Chadwick
Maintenance of epithelial tissue integrity requires coordination between cell-cell adherens junctions, tight junctions (TJ), and the perijunctional actomyosin cytoskeleton. Here we addressed the hypothesis that alterations in TJ structure and remodeling of the actomyosin cytoskeleton modify epithelial mechanics. Current methods to measure supracellular mechanical properties disrupt intact monolayers, therefore, we developed a novel method using noncontact acoustic frequency-modulation atomic force microscopy (FM-AFM) and tested it on MDCK polarized monolayers...
October 18, 2017: Nature Communications
Tomoko Sumitomo
Streptococcus pyogenes is a β-hemolytic organism responsible for a wide variety of human diseases that commonly occur as self-limiting purulent diseases of the pharynx and skin. Although the occurrence of invasive infections by S. pyogenes is rare, mortality rates remain high even with progressive medical therapy. As a prerequisite for causing the severe invasive disease, S. pyogenes must invade underlying sterile tissues by translocating across the epithelial barrier. In this study, streptolysin S and SpeB were identified as the novel factors that facilitate bacterial translocation via degradation of intercellular junctions...
2017: Nihon Saikingaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Bacteriology
Dennis Kolosov, Phuong Bui, Andrew Donini, Mike P Wilkie, Scott P Kelly
This study reports on tight junction-associated MARVEL proteins of larval sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and their potential role in ammocoete osmoregulation. Two occludin isoforms (designated Ocln and Ocln-a) and a tricellulin (Tric) were identified. Transcripts encoding ocln, ocln-a and tric were broadly expressed in larval lamprey, with the greatest abundance of ocln in the gut, liver and kidney, ocln-a in the gill and skin, and tric in the kidney. Ocln and Ocln-a resolved as ∼63 kDa and ∼35 kDa MW proteins, respectively, while Tric resolved as a ∼50 kDa protein...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
Kenichi Takano, Takuya Kakuki, Yakuto Kaneko, Takayuki Kohno, Shin Kikuchi, Tetsuo Himi, Takashi Kojima
Tricellular tight junctions (tTJs) are specialized structures that occur where the corners of three cells meet to seal adjacent intercellular space. The molecular components of tTJs include tricellulin (TRIC) and lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) which recruits TRIC, are required for normal hearing. Although loss of TRIC causes hearing loss with degeneration of cochlear cells, the detailed mechanisms remains unclear. In the present study, by using temperature-sensitive mouse cochlear cells, US/VOT-E36 cell line, we investigated the changes of TRIC and LSR during cochlear cell differentiation and the effects of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors against cell degeneration induced by loss of TRIC and LSR...
2017: PloS One
Jernej Kovač, Gašper Klančar, Katarina Trebušak Podkrajšek, Saba Battelino
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a heterogeneous family of hearing disabilities with congenital (including genetic) as well as acquired etiology. Congenital SNHL of genetic etiology is further sub-divided into autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive and X-linked SNHL. More than 60 genes are involved in the etiology of autosomal recessive non-syndromic hearing loss (ARNSHL) commonly manifesting as heterogeneous pre-lingual profound to severe non-progressive clinical phenotype. ILDR1-dependent ARNSHL (DFNB42, OMIM: # 609646) is a very rare sub-type of hearing disability, with unknown prevalence, caused by function-damaging genetic variants in ILDR1 gene reported in families of Middle-Eastern origin...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
Tomohito Higashi, Ann L Miller
Tricellular contacts are the places where three cells meet. In vertebrate epithelial cells, specialized structures called tricellular tight junctions (tTJs) and tricellular adherens junctions (tAJs) have been identified. tTJs are important for the maintenance of barrier function, and disruption of tTJ proteins contributes to familial deafness. tAJs have recently been attracting the attention of mechanobiologists because these sites are hot spots of epithelial tension. Although the molecular components, regulation, and function of tTJs and tAJs, as well as of invertebrate tricellular junctions, are beginning to be characterized, many questions remain...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
Tomoko Sumitomo, Masanobu Nakata, Miharu Higashino, Masaya Yamaguchi, Shigetada Kawabata
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep20069.
June 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
Anja Schuetz, Veselina Radusheva, Susanne M Krug, Udo Heinemann
Tricellulin is a tight junction protein localized to tricellular contacts in many epithelial tissues, where it is required for full barrier control. Here, we present crystal structures of the tricellulin C-terminal coiled-coil domain, revealing a potential dimeric arrangement. By combining structural, biochemical, functional, and mutation analyses, we gain insight into the mode of tricellulin oligomerization and suggest a model where dimerization of its cytoplasmic C-terminus may play an auxiliary role in stabilizing homophilic and potentially also heterophilic cis-interactions within tight junctions...
October 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Gitte A Pedersen, Helene H Jensen, Anne-Sofie B Schelde, Charlotte Toft, Hans N Pedersen, Maj Ulrichsen, Frédéric H Login, Manuel R Amieva, Lene N Nejsum
Foodborne Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) infections of the small intestine cause diarrhea especially in children and are a major cause of childhood death in developing countries. EPEC infects the apical membrane of the epithelium of the small intestine by attaching, effacing the microvilli under the bacteria and then forming microcolonies on the cell surface. We first asked the question where on epithelial cells EPEC attaches and grows. Using models of polarized epithelial monolayers, we evaluated the sites of initial EPEC attachment to the apical membrane and found that EPEC preferentially attached over the cell-cell junctions and formed microcolonies preferentially where three cells come together at tricellular tight junctions...
2017: PloS One
Jimmi Cording, Basak Arslan, Christian Staat, Sophie Dithmer, Susanne M Krug, Anneliese Krüger, Philipp Berndt, Ramona Günther, Lars Winkler, Ingolf E Blasig, Reiner F Haseloff
The majority of tight junction (TJ) proteins restrict the paracellular permeation of solutes via their extracellular loops (ECLs). Tricellulin tightens tricellular TJs (tTJs) and regulates bicellular TJ (bTJ) proteins. We demonstrate that the addition of recombinantly produced extracellular loop 2 (ECL2) of tricellulin opens cellular barriers. The peptidomimetic trictide, a synthetic peptide derived from tricellulin ECL2, increases the passage of ions, as well as of small and larger molecules up to 10 kDa, between 16 and 30 h after application to human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line 2...
October 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Markus Bleich, Vera C Wulfmeyer, Nina Himmerkus, Susanne Milatz
Renal tubular transport mechanisms are optimized to be energy efficient and tailored to local gradients and transport rates. The combined transcellular action of ion channels, transporters, and pumps, together with the paracellular pathway, enables kidney function. Monogenetic diseases and mouse models indicate that both trans- and paracellular proteins can become disease-causing candidates and may be targets for future therapeutic approaches. Recent advances in tight junction research have provided new insights into their structure, function, and regulation...
October 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
S M Krug, C Bojarski, A Fromm, I M Lee, P Dames, J F Richter, J R Turner, M Fromm, J-D Schulzke
In the two inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), altered expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins leads to an impaired epithelial barrier including increased uptake of luminal antigens supporting the inflammation. Here, we focused on regulation of tricellulin (Tric), a protein of the tricellular TJ essential for the barrier against macromolecules, and hypothesized a role in paracellular antigen uptake. We report that Tric is downregulated in UC, but not in CD, and that its reduction increases the passage of macromolecules...
June 14, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
Susanne M Krug
The tricellular tight junction (tTJ) is a potential weak point of the paracellular barrier. For solving the proportional contribution of the tTJ, ion conductances and macromolecule permeabilities were analyzed in cell lines of different leakiness. MDCK II, Caco-2, and HT-29/B6 cells were subjected to two-path impedance spectroscopy and morphological analyses in order to calculate the contribution of the tTJ to paracellular and total ion conductivity. The contribution to macromolecule permeability was evaluated by tricellulin overexpression or knockdown...
June 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Susanne M Krug, Tomohiro Hayaishi, Daisuke Iguchi, Akihiro Watari, Azusa Takahashi, Michael Fromm, Masahiro Nagahama, Hiroyuki Takeda, Yoshiaki Okada, Tatsuya Sawasaki, Takefumi Doi, Kiyohito Yagi, Masuo Kondoh
A limiting barrier for mucosal absorption of drugs is the tight junction (TJ). TJs exist between two adjacent cells (bicellular TJ, bTJ) and at the sites where three cells meet (tricellular TJ, tTJ). We present a novel approach which employs a physiologically regulated pathway for the passage of large molecules through the tTJ. Main barrier-relevant tTJ proteins are tricellulin and angulin-1 to -3. We developed an angulin binder from Clostridium perfringens iota-toxin (Ib) whose receptor is angulin-1. An Ib fragment corresponding to amino acids 421-664 (Ib421-664) of iota-toxin proved to bind in cells expressing angulin-1 and -3, but not angulin-2...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
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