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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145706/expression-of-oestrogen-receptors-gper-esr1-esr2-in-human-ductuli-efferentes-and-proximal-epididymis
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V Rago, F Romeo, F Giordano, R Malivindi, V Pezzi, I Casaburi, A Carpino
Oestrogen targeting in the human genital ducts is still not well-known. In fact, to date, the localization of oestrogen receptors, ESR1 and ESR2, is controversial and the presence of the membrane oestrogen receptor GPER (G protein-coupled oestrogen receptor) is unexplored. This study has investigated the expression of GPER, ESR1, ESR2 in human ductuli efferentes and proximal caput epididymis by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis. Furthermore, the presence of PELP1 (proline-glutamic acid-leucine-rich protein 1), a co-regulator of the oestrogen receptors, was also evaluated...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145622/plant-extracellular-vesicles-are-incorporated-by-a-fungal-pathogen-and-inhibit-its-growth
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Mariana Regente, Marcela Pinedo, Hélène San Clemente, Thierry Balliau, Elisabeth Jamet, Laura de la Canal
Extracellular vesicles (EV) are membrane particles released by cells into their environment and are considered to be key players in intercellular communication. EV are produced by all domains of life but limited knowledge about EV in plants is available, although their implication in plant defense has been suggested. We have characterized sunflower EV and tested whether they could interact with fungal cells. EV were isolated from extracellular fluids of seedlings and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and proteomic analysis...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145426/buserelin-alleviates-chloride-transport-defect-in-human-cystic-fibrosis-nasal-epithelial-cells
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Marie-Laure Calvez, Nathalie Benz, Florentin Huguet, Aude Saint-Pierre, Elise Rouillé, Christelle Coraux, Claude Férec, Mathieu Kerbiriou, Pascal Trouvé
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal recessive disease in Caucasians caused by mutations in the gene encoding the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) chloride (Cl-) channel regulated by protein kinases, phosphatases, divalent cations and by protein-protein interactions. Among protein-protein interactions, we previously showed that Annexin A5 (AnxA5) binds to CFTR and is involved in the channel localization within membranes and in its Cl- channel function. The deletion of phenylalanine at position 508 (F508del) is the most common mutation in CF which leads to an altered protein (F508del-CFTR) folding with a nascent protein retained within the ER and is quickly degraded...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144896/atg9-antagonizes-tor-signaling-to-regulate-intestinal-cell-growth-and-epithelial-homeostasis-in-drosophila
#4
Jung-Kun Wen, Yi-Ting Wang, Chih-Chiang Chan, Cheng-Wen Hsieh, Hsiao-Man Liao, Chin-Chun Hung, Guang-Chao Chen
Autophagy is essential for maintaining cellular homeostasis and survival under various stress conditions. Autophagy-related gene 9 (Atg9) encodes a multipass transmembrane protein thought to act as a membrane carrier for forming autophagosomes. However, the molecular regulation and physiological importance of Atg9 in animal development remain largely unclear. Here, we generated Atg9 null mutant flies and found that loss of Atg9 led to shortened lifespan, locomotor defects, and increased susceptibility to stress...
November 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144135/parameterization-of-palmitoylated-cysteine-farnesylated-cysteine-geranylgeranylated-cysteine-and-myristoylated-glycine-for-the-martini-force-field
#5
Yoav Atsmon-Raz, D Peter Tieleman
Peripheral membrane proteins go through various post-translational modifications that covalently bind fatty acid tails to specific amino acids. These post translational modifications significantly alter the lipophilicity of the modified proteins and allow them to anchor to biological membranes. Over 1000 different proteins have been identified to date that require such membrane-protein interactions in order to carry out their biological functions, including members of the Src and Ras superfamilies that play key roles in cell signaling and carcinogenesis...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143165/structure-of-monomeric-interleukin-8-and-its-interactions-with-the-n-terminal-binding-site-i-of-cxcr1-by-solution-nmr-spectroscopy
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Sabrina Berkamp, Sang Ho Park, Anna A De Angelis, Francesca M Marassi, Stanley J Opella
The structure of monomeric human chemokine IL-8 (residues 1-66) was determined in aqueous solution by NMR spectroscopy. The structure of the monomer is similar to that of each subunit in the dimeric full-length protein (residues 1-72), with the main differences being the location of the N-loop (residues 10-22) relative to the C-terminal α-helix and the position of the side chain of phenylalanine 65 near the truncated dimerization interface (residues 67-72). NMR was used to analyze the interactions of monomeric IL-8 (1-66) with ND-CXCR1 (residues 1-38), a soluble polypeptide corresponding to the N-terminal portion of the ligand binding site (Binding Site-I) of the chemokine receptor CXCR1 in aqueous solution, and with 1TM-CXCR1 (residues 1-72), a membrane-associated polypeptide that includes the same N-terminal portion of the binding site, the first trans-membrane helix, and the first intracellular loop of the receptor in nanodiscs...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular NMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142988/proximal-tubular-expression-patterns-of-megalin-and-cubilin-in-proteinuric-nephropathies
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Jia Sun, Kjell Hultenby, Jonas Axelsson, Johan Nordström, Bing He, Annika Wernerson, Karin Lindström
Introduction: Receptor-mediated endocytosis is responsible for protein reabsorption in the proximal tubules. For albumin this process involves at least 2 interacting receptors, megalin and cubilin. Albumin is not usually present in the urine, indicating a highly efficient tubular reuptake under physiological conditions. However, early appearance of albuminuria may mean that the tubular system is overwhelmed by large quantities of albumin or that the function is impaired. Methods: To better understand the physiological role of megalin and cubilin in human renal disease, renal biopsies from 15 patients with a range of albuminuria and 3 healthy living donors were analyzed for proximal tubular expression of megalin and cubilin using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and semiquantitative immune-electron microscopy...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142222/human-atg3-binding-to-lipid-bilayers-role-of-lipid-geometry-and-electric-charge
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Javier H Hervás, Ane Landajuela, Zuriñe Antón, Anna V Shnyrova, Felix M Goñi, Alicia Alonso
Specific protein-lipid interactions lead to a gradual recruitment of AuTophaGy-related (ATG) proteins to the nascent membrane during autophagosome (AP) formation. ATG3, a key protein in the movement of LC3 towards the isolation membrane, has been proposed to facilitate LC3/GABARAP lipidation in highly curved membranes. In this work we have performed a biophysical study of human ATG3 interaction with membranes containing phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine and anionic phospholipids. We have found that ATG3 interacts more strongly with negatively-charged phospholipid vesicles or nanotubes than with electrically neutral model membranes, cone-shaped anionic phospholipids (cardiolipin and phosphatidic acid) being particularly active in promoting binding...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141582/a-novel-interaction-between-kinase-activities-in-regulation-of-cilia-formation
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Nicole DeVaul, Katerina Koloustroubis, Rong Wang, Ann O Sperry
BACKGROUND: The primary cilium is an extension of the cell membrane that encloses a microtubule-based axoneme. Primary cilia are essential for transmission of environmental cues that determine cell fate. Disruption of primary cilia function is the molecular basis of numerous developmental disorders. Despite their biological importance, the mechanisms governing their assembly and disassembly are just beginning to be understood. Cilia growth and disassembly are essential events when cells exit and reenter into the cell cycle...
November 15, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140585/timap-the-versatile-protein-phosphatase-1-regulator-in-endothelial-cells
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REVIEW
Anita Boratkó, Csilla Csortos
Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β inhibited membrane associated protein, TIMAP, is the member of the myosin phosphatase targeting protein (MYPT) family of protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) regulatory subunits. The N-terminal part of TIMAP has a typical MYPT family structure with a sequence element called MyPhone (myosin phosphatase N-terminal element), a putative bipartite nuclear localization signal, a PP1 catalytic subunit binding motif, and five ankyrin repeats. The C-terminal half of TIMAP is intrinsically disordered, but ends with a functional CAAX box for lipid modification which allows localization of TIMAP at the plasma membrane...
November 15, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138437/photosensitized-ina-labelled-protein-1-phil1-is-novel-component-of-the-inner-membrane-complex-and-is-required-for-plasmodium-parasite-development
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Ekta Saini, Mohammad Zeeshan, Declan Brady, Rajan Pandey, Gesine Kaiser, Ludek Koreny, Pradeep Kumar, Vandana Thakur, Shreyansh Tatiya, Nicholas J Katris, Rebecca Stanway Limenitakis, Inderjeet Kaur, Judith L Green, Andrew R Bottrill, David S Guttery, Ross F Waller, Volker Heussler, Anthony A Holder, Asif Mohmmed, Pawan Malhotra, Rita Tewari
Plasmodium parasites, the causative agents of malaria, possess a distinctive membranous structure of flattened alveolar vesicles supported by a proteinaceous network, and referred to as the inner membrane complex (IMC). The IMC has a role in actomyosin-mediated motility and host cell invasion. Here, we examine the location, protein interactome and function of PhIL1, an IMC-associated protein on the motile and invasive stages of both human and rodent parasites. We show that PhIL1 is located in the IMC in all three invasive (merozoite, ookinete-, and sporozoite) stages of development, as well as in the male gametocyte and locates both at the apical and basal ends of ookinete and sporozoite stages...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138410/pla2-like-proteins-myotoxic-mechanism-a-dynamic-model-description
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Rafael J Borges, Ney Lemke, Marcos R M Fontes
Phospholipase A2-like (PLA2-like) proteins contribute to the development of muscle necrosis in Viperidae snake bites and are not efficiently neutralized by current antivenom treatments. The toxic mechanisms of PLA2-like proteins are devoid of catalytic activity and not yet fully understood, although structural and functional experiments suggest a dimeric assembly and that the C-terminal residues are essential to myotoxicity. Herein, we characterized the functional mechanism of bothropic PLA2-like structures related to global and local measurements using the available models in the Protein Data Bank and normal mode molecular dynamics (NM-MD)...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138096/one-single-salt-bridge-explains-the-different-cytolytic-activities-shown-by-actinoporins-sticholysin-i-and-ii-from-the-venom-of-stichodactyla-helianthus
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Esperanza Rivera-de-Torre, Juan Palacios-Ortega, Sara García-Linares, José G Gavilanes, Álvaro Martínez-Del-Pozo
Sticholysins I and II (StnI and StnII), α-pore forming toxins from the sea anemone Stichodactyla helianthus, are water-soluble toxic proteins which upon interaction with lipid membranes of specific composition bind to the bilayer, extend and insert their N-terminal α-helix, and become oligomeric integral membrane structures. The result is a pore that leads to cell death by osmotic shock. StnI and StnII show 93% of sequence identity, but also different membrane pore-forming activities. The hydrophobicity profile along the first 18 residues revealed differences which were canceled by substituting StnI amino acids 2 and 9...
November 11, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137980/interaction-of-alpha-synuclein-with-cytogaligin-a-protein-encoded-by-the-proapoptotic-gene-galig
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Saïd El Haddad, Amandine Serrano, Thierry Normand, Chloé Robin, Martine Dubois, Fabienne Brule-Morabito, Lucile Mollet, Stéphane Charpentier, Alain Legrand
GALIG, an internal gene to the human galectin-3 gene, encodes two distinct proteins, Mitogaligin and Cytogaligin through translation of a unique mRNA in two overlapping alternative reading frames. When overexpressed GALIG induces apoptosis. In cultured cells, Mitogaligin destabilizes mitochondria membranes through interaction with cardiolipin. Little is known regarding the role of Cytogaligin. This protein displays multiple subcellular localizations; cytosol, nucleus, and mitochondria. We illustrate here that Cytogaligin is also secreted in the extracellular medium...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137494/trh-receptor-mobility-in-the-plasma-membrane-is-strongly-affected-by-agonist-binding-and-by-interaction-with-some-cognate-signaling-proteins
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Radka Moravcova, Barbora Melkes, Jiri Novotny
OBJECTIVES: Extensive research has been dedicated to elucidating the mechanisms of signal transduction through different G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). However, relatively little is known about the regulation of receptor movement within the cell membrane upon ligand binding. In this study we focused our attention on the thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) receptor that typically couples to Gq/11 proteins. METHODS: We monitored receptor diffusion in the plasma membrane of HEK293 cells stably expressing yellow fluorescent protein (YFP)-tagged TRH receptor (TRHR-YFP) by fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Receptor and Signal Transduction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137479/the-role-of-the-carbohydrates-in-plasmatic-membrane
#16
P Sprovieri, G Martino
In the following paper, authors describe glycans present on cell membranes as they affect the folding, the spatial arrangement, the behavior and the interaction with the substrate of some membrane proteins. Authors describe the synthesis and assembly of a glycan on a protein, the formation of N-glycans, the maturation of an N-glycan in different cellular compartments, the structure of the glycocalyx and how it interacts with any pathogens. The study of the E-cadherin and the potassium channel to demonstrate how glycans affect the spatial arrangement, the stability and activity of the glycoproteins on the membranes...
November 10, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137293/identification-of-novel-genetic-regulations-associated-with-airway-epithelial-homeostasis-using-next-generation-sequencing-data-and-bioinformatics-approaches
#17
Chau-Chyun Sheu, Ming-Ju Tsai, Feng-Wei Chen, Kuo-Feng Chang, Wei-An Chang, Inn-Wen Chong, Po-Lin Kuo, Ya-Ling Hsu
Airway epithelial cells play important roles in airway remodeling. Understanding gene regulations in airway epithelial homeostasis may provide new insights into pathogenesis and treatment of asthma. This study aimed to combine gene expression (GE) microarray, next generation sequencing (NGS), and bioinformatics to explore genetic regulations associated with airway epithelial homeostasis. We analyzed expression profiles of mRNAs (GE microarray) and microRNAs (NGS) in normal and asthmatic bronchial epithelial cells, and identified 9 genes with potential microRNA-mRNA interactions...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136861/quality-by-design-approach-in-the-development-of-an-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-method-for-bexsero-meningococcal-group-b-vaccine
#18
Luca Nompari, Serena Orlandini, Benedetta Pasquini, Cristiana Campa, Michele Rovini, Massimo Del Bubba, Sandra Furlanetto
Bexsero is the first approved vaccine for active immunization of individuals from 2 months of age and older to prevent invasive disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B. The active components of the vaccine are Neisseria Heparin Binding Antigen, factor H binding protein, Neisseria adhesin A, produced in Escherichia coli cells by recombinant DNA technology, and Outer Membrane Vesicles (expressing Porin A and Porin B), produced by fermentation of Neisseria meningitidis strain NZ98/254. All the Bexsero active components are adsorbed on aluminum hydroxide and the unadsorbed antigens content is a product critical quality attribute...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136196/analysis-of-the-natively-unstructured-rna-protein-recognition-core-in-the-escherichia-coli-rna-degradosome-and-its-interactions-with-regulatory-rna-hfq-complexes
#19
Heather A Bruce, Dijun Du, Dijana Matak-Vinkovic, Katarzyna J Bandyra, R William Broadhurst, Esther Martin, Frank Sobott, Alexander V Shkumatov, Ben F Luisi
The RNA degradosome is a multi-enzyme assembly that plays a central role in the RNA metabolism of Escherichia coli and numerous other bacterial species including pathogens. At the core of the assembly is the endoribonuclease RNase E, one of the largest E. coli proteins and also one that bears the greatest region predicted to be natively unstructured. This extensive unstructured region, situated in the C-terminal half of RNase E, is punctuated with conserved short linear motifs that recruit partner proteins, direct RNA interactions, and enable association with the cytoplasmic membrane...
November 9, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135688/membrane-microdomains-and-the-regulation-of-hdl-biogenesis
#20
Jacques Genest, Adel Schwertani, Hong Y Choi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The major cardio-protective function of HDL is to remove excess cellular cholesterol in the process of HDL particle formation and maturation. The HDL biogenic procedure requiring protein-lipid interactions has been incompletely understood, and here we discuss recent progress and insights into the mechanism of HDL biogenesis. RECENT FINDINGS: The initial and rate-limiting step of HDL biogenesis is the interaction between apoA-I and plasma membrane microdomains created by ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) transporter...
November 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
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