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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918394/apolipoprotein-l1-confers-ph-switchable-ion-permeability-to-phospholipid-vesicles
#1
Jonathan Bruno, Nicola Pozzi, Jonathan Oliva, John C Edwards
Apolipoprotein L1 (ApoL1) is a human serum protein conferring resistance to African trypanosomes, and certain ApoL1 variants increase susceptibility to some progressive kidney diseases. ApoL1 has been hypothesized to function like a pore-forming colicin and been reported to have permeability effects on both intracellular and plasma membranes. Here, to gain insight into how ApoL1 may function in vivo, we used vesicle-based ion-permeability, direct membrane-association, and intrinsic fluorescence to study the activities of purified recombinant ApoL1...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918157/differential-proteomic-profiling-of-endometrium-and-plasma-indicate-the-importance-of-hydrolysis-in-bovine-endometritis
#2
Shi-Dong Zhang, Shu-Wei Dong, Dong-Sheng Wang, Chike F Oguejiofor, Ali A Fouladi-Nashta, Zhi-Qiang Yang, Zuo-Ting Yan
Endometritis is an important disease of dairy cows that leads to significant economic losses in the dairy cattle industry. To investigate the alteration of proteins associated with endometritis in the dairy cow, the isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification (iTRAQ) technique was applied to quantitatively identify differentially expressed proteins (DEP) in the endometrium and peripheral plasma of Chinese Holstein cows with endometritis. Compared with the normal (control) group, 159 DEP in the endometrium and 137 DEP in the plasma were identified in cows with endometritis...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917142/reactions-of-tobacco-genotypes-with-different-antioxidant-capacities-to-powdery-mildew-and-tobacco-mosaic-virus-infections
#3
Gábor Gullner, Csilla Juhász, Adél Németh, Balázs Barna
The interactions of powdery mildew (Golovinomyces orontii) and Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) with tobacco lines having down or upregulated antioxidants were investigated. Xanthi-nc, its salicylic acid-deficient NahG mutant, a paraquat-sensitive Samsun (PS) and its paraquat tolerant (PT) mutant were used. Cell membrane damage caused by H2O2 was significantly higher in NahG than Xanthi, whereas it was lower in PT than in PS. Leakage of ions from PT was reduced by the powdery mildew infection. On the other hand TMV inoculation led to a 6-fold and 2-fold elevation of ion leakage from hypersensitive resistant NahG and Xanthi leaves, respectively, whereas ion leakage increased slightly from susceptible PS leaves...
September 8, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916807/envelope-glycoprotein-mobility-on-hiv-1-particles-depends-on-the-virus-maturation-state
#4
Jakub Chojnacki, Dominic Waithe, Pablo Carravilla, Nerea Huarte, Silvia Galiani, Jörg Enderlein, Christian Eggeling
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) assembles as immature particles, which require the proteolytic cleavage of structural polyprotein Gag and the clustering of envelope glycoprotein Env for infectivity. The details of mechanisms underlying Env clustering remain unknown. Here, we determine molecular dynamics of Env on the surface of individual HIV-1 particles using scanning fluorescence correlation spectroscopy on a super-resolution STED microscope. We find that Env undergoes a maturation-induced increase in mobility, highlighting diffusion as one cause for Env clustering...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916724/a-novel-mechanism-for-ca-2-calmodulin-dependent-protein-kinase-ii-targeting-to-l-type-ca-2-channels-that-initiates-long-range-signaling-to-the-nucleus
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Xiaohan Wang, Christian R Marks, Tyler L Perfitt, Terunaga Nakagawa, Amy Lee, David A Jacobson, Roger J Colbran
Neuronal excitation can induce new mRNA transcription, a phenomenon called excitation-transcription (E-T) coupling. Among several pathways implicated in E-T coupling, activation of voltage-gated L-type Ca(2+) channels (LTCCs) in the plasma membrane can initiate a signaling pathway that ultimately increases nuclear CREB phosphorylation and, in most cases, expression of immediate early genes. Initiation of this long-range pathway has been shown to require recruitment of Ca(2+)-sensitive enzymes to a nanodomain in the immediate vicinity of the LTCC by an unknown mechanism...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916657/tenascin-c-and-integrin-%C3%AE-9-mediate-interactions-of-prostate-cancer-with-the-bone-microenvironment
#6
Rebeca San Martin, Ravi Pathak, Antrix Jain, Sung Yun Jung, Susan G Hilsenbeck, Maria C Piňa-Barba, Andrew G Sikora, Kenneth J Pienta, David R Rowley
Deposition of the extracellular matrix protein tenascin-C is part of the reactive stroma response, which has a critical role in prostate cancer progression. Here we report that tenascin-C is expressed in the bone endosteum and involved associated with formation of prostate bone metastases. Metastatic cells cultured on osteo-mimetic surfaces coated with tenascin-C exhibited enhanced adhesion and colony formation as mediated by integrin α9β1. Additionally, metastatic cells preferentially migrated and colonized tenascin-C-coated trabecular bone xenografts in a novel system that employed chorioallantoic membranes of fertilized chicken eggs as host...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916620/the-anthracycline-metabolite-doxorubicinol-abolishes-ryr2-sensitivity-to-physiological-changes-in-luminal-ca-2-through-an-interaction-with-calsequestrin
#7
Amy Hanna, Alexander Lam, Chris Thekkedam, Hermia Willemse, Angela Fay Dulhunty, Nicole Beard
The chemotherapeutic anthracycline metabolite doxorubicinol (doxOL) has been shown to interact with and disrupt the function of the cardiac ryanodine receptor Ca2+ release channel (RyR2) in the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) membrane and the SR Ca2+ binding protein calsequestrin2 (CSQ2). Normal increases in RyR2 activity in response to increasing diastolic SR [Ca2+] are influenced by CSQ2 and are disrupted in arrhythmic conditions. Therefore we explored the action of doxOL on RyR2's response to changes in luminal [Ca2+] seen during diastole...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916391/zika-virus-structural-biology-and-progress-in-vaccine-development
#8
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Hsiao-Han Lin, Bak-Sau Yip, Li-Min Huang, Suh-Chin Wu
The growing number of zika virus (ZIKV) infections plus a 20-fold increase in neonatal microcephaly in newborns in Brazil have raised alarms in many countries regarding the threat to pregnant women. Instances of microcephaly and central nervous system malformations continue to increase in ZIKV outbreak regions. ZIKV is a small enveloped positive-strand RNA virus belonging to the Flavivirus genus of the Flaviviridae family. High-resolution ZIKV structures recently identified by cryo-electron microscopy indicate that the overall ZIKV structure is similar to those of other flaviviruses...
September 12, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915259/a-novel-mechanism-of-antibody-mediated-enhancement-of-flavivirus-infection
#9
Denise Haslwanter, Dieter Blaas, Franz X Heinz, Karin Stiasny
Antibody-dependent enhancement of viral infection is a well-described phenomenon that is based on the cellular uptake of infectious virus-antibody complexes following their interaction with Fcγ receptors expressed on myeloid cells. Here we describe a novel mechanism of antibody-mediated enhancement of infection by a flavivirus (tick-borne encephalitis virus) in transformed and primary human cells, which is independent of the presence of Fcγ receptors. Using chemical cross-linking and immunoassays, we demonstrate that the monoclonal antibody (mab) A5, recognizing an epitope at the interface of the dimeric envelope protein E, causes dimer dissociation and leads to the exposure of the fusion loop (FL)...
September 15, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915027/structure-and-dynamics-of-membrane-proteins-and-membrane-associated-proteins-with-native-bicelles-from-eukaryotic-tissues
#10
Sean T Smrt, Adrian W Draney, Indira Singaram, Justin L Lorieau
In vitro studies of protein structure, function and dynamics typically preclude the complex range of molecular interactions found in living tissues. In vivo studies elucidate these complex relationships, yet they are typically incompatible with the extensive and controlled biophysical experiments available in vitro. We present an alternative approach by extracting membranes from eukaryotic tissues to produce native bicelles to capture the rich and complex molecular environment of in vivo studies while retaining the advantages of in vitro experiments...
September 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914970/microrna-410-is-involved-in-mitophagy-after-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-targeting-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein
#11
Fan Yang, Tong Li, Zhihuan Dong, Rui Mi
Mitochondrial dysfunction has emerged as a critical pathophysiological factor of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. A thorough understanding of mitochondrial dysfunction during I/R at the molecular level is urgently needed. One prominent microRNA, miR-410, was previously reported to be dynamically regulated in diverse cardiomyopathies, but its mechanism is unclear. In the present study, in a cardiac I/R injury mice model, the expression of miR-410 was significantly upregulated, accompanied with decreased mitochondrial function and mitophagy deficit...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914468/the-toxic-alpha-gliadin-peptide-31-43-enters-cells-without-a-surface-membrane-receptor
#12
Paolella Gaetana, Lepretti Marilena, Martucciello Stefania, Nanayakkara Merlin, Auricchio Salvatore, Esposito Carla, Barone Maria Vittoria, Caputo Ivana
Alpha-gliadin peptide 31-43 is considered to be the main peptide responsible for the innate immune response in celiac disease patients. Recent evidence indicates that peptide 31-43 rapidly enters cells and interacts with the early endocytic vesicular compartment. However, the mechanism of its uptake is not completely understood. Our aim is to characterize, isolate and identify possible cell surface proteins involved in peptide 31-43 internalization by Caco-2 cells. In this study, we used a chemical cross-linker to block peptide 31-43 on cell surface proteins, and pulled-down peptide-proteins complexes using antibodies raised against peptide 31-43...
September 15, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913898/structural-basis-for-binding-and-transfer-of-heme-in-bacterial-heme-acquisition-systems
#13
Youichi Naoe, Nozomi Nakamura, Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Takehiko Tosha, Satoru Nagatoishi, Kouhei Tsumoto, Yoshitsugu Shiro, Hiroshi Sugimoto
Periplasmic heme-binding proteins (PBPs) in Gram-negative bacteria are components of the heme acquisition system. These proteins shuttle heme across the periplasmic space from outer membrane receptors to ATP-binding cassette (ABC) heme importers located in the inner-membrane. In the present study, we characterized the structures of PBPs found in the pathogen Burkholderia cenocepacia (BhuT) and in the thermophile Roseiflexus sp. RS-1 (RhuT) in the heme-free and heme-bound forms. The conserved motif, in which a well-conserved Tyr interacts with the nearby Arg coordinates on heme iron, was observed in both PBPs...
September 14, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913175/regulation-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-mitochondria-ca-2-transfer-and-its-importance-for-anti-cancer-therapies
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REVIEW
Gaia Pedriali, Alessandro Rimessi, Luigi Sbano, Carlotta Giorgi, Mariusz R Wieckowski, Maurizio Previati, Paolo Pinton
Inter-organelle membrane contact sites are emerging as major sites for the regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration and distribution. Here, extracellular stimuli operate on a wide array of channels, pumps, and ion exchangers to redistribute intracellular Ca(2+) among several compartments. The resulting highly defined spatial and temporal patterns of Ca(2+) movement can be used to elicit specific cellular responses, including cell proliferation, migration, or death. Plasma membrane (PM) also can directly contact mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) through caveolae, small invaginations of the PM that ensure inter-organelle contacts, and can contribute to the regulation of numerous cellular functions through scaffolding proteins such as caveolins...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912547/a-systematic-exploration-of-the-interactions-between-bacterial-effector-proteins-and-host-cell-membranes
#15
Bethany A Weigele, Robert C Orchard, Alyssa Jimenez, Gregory W Cox, Neal M Alto
Membrane-bound organelles serve as platforms for the assembly of multi-protein complexes that function as hubs of signal transduction in eukaryotic cells. Microbial pathogens have evolved virulence factors that reprogram these host signaling responses, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Here we test the ability of ~200 type III and type IV effector proteins from six Gram-negative bacterial species to interact with the eukaryotic plasma membrane and intracellular organelles. We show that over 30% of the effectors localize to yeast and mammalian cell membranes, including a subset of previously uncharacterized Legionella effectors that appear to be able to regulate yeast vacuolar fusion...
September 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912545/the-cacna1h-mutation-in-the-gaers-model-of-absence-epilepsy-enhances-t-type-ca-2-currents-by-altering-calnexin-dependent-trafficking-of-cav3-2-channels
#16
Juliane Proft, Yuriy Rzhepetskyy, Joanna Lazniewska, Fang-Xiong Zhang, Stuart M Cain, Terrance P Snutch, Gerald W Zamponi, Norbert Weiss
Low-voltage-activated T-type calcium channels are essential contributors to the functioning of thalamocortical neurons by supporting burst-firing mode of action potentials. Enhanced T-type calcium conductance has been reported in the Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rat from Strasbourg (GAERS) and proposed to be causally related to the overall development of absence seizure activity. Here, we show that calnexin, an endoplasmic reticulum integral membrane protein, interacts with the III-IV linker region of the Cav3...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912275/nmr-reveals-the-intrinsically-disordered-domain-2-of-ns5a-protein-as-an-allosteric-regulator-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-rna-polymerase-ns5b
#17
Luiza M Bessa, Hélène Launay, Marie Dujardin, François-Xavier Cantrelle, Guy Lippens, Isabelle Landrieu, Robert Schneider, Xavier Hanoulle
Non-structural protein 5B (NS5B) is the RNAdependent RNA polymerase that catalyses replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA genome, and so is central for its life cycle. NS5B interacts with the intrinsically disordered domain 2 of NS5A (NS5A-D2), another essential multifunctional HCV protein that is required for RNA replication. As a result, these two proteins represent important targets for anti-HCV chemotherapies. Despite this importance and the existence of NS5B crystal structures, our understanding of the conformational and dynamic behaviour of NS5B in solution and its relationship with NS5A-D2 remain incomplete...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912101/importance-of-the-rem-ras-exchange-domain-for-membrane-interactions-by-rasgrp3
#18
Agnes Czikora, Noemi Kedei, Heather Kalish, Peter M Blumberg
RasGRP comprises a family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors, regulating the dissociation of GDP from Ras GTPases to enhance the formation of the active GTP-bound form. RasGRP1 possesses REM (Ras exchange), GEF (catalytic), EF-hand, C1, SuPT (suppressor of PT), and PT (plasma membrane-targeting) domains, among which the C1 domain drives membrane localization in response to diacylglycerol or phorbol ester and the PT domain recognizes phosphoinositides. The homologous family member RasGRP3 shows less plasma membrane localization...
September 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911984/a-multiplex-protein-free-lateral-flow-assay-for-detection-of-micrornas-based-on-unmodified-molecular-beacons
#19
Atefeh Javani, Fatemeh Javadi-Zarnaghi, Mohammad Javad Rasaee
Lateral flow assays (LFAs) have promising potentials for point-of-care applications. Recently, many LFAs have been reported that are based on hybridization of oligonucleotide strands. Mostly, biotinylated capture DNAs are immobilized on the surface of a nitrocellulose membrane via streptavidin interactions. During the assay, stable colorful complexes get formed that are visible by naked eyes. Here, we present an inexpensive and unique design of LFA that applies unmodified oligonucleotides at capture lines. The presented LFA do not utilize streptavidin or any other affinity protein...
September 11, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911913/phosphatidic-acid-and-cardiolipin-coordinate-mitochondrial-dynamics
#20
REVIEW
Shoichiro Kameoka, Yoshihiro Adachi, Koji Okamoto, Miho Iijima, Hiromi Sesaki
Membrane organelles comprise both proteins and lipids. Remodeling of these membrane structures is controlled by interactions between specific proteins and lipids. Mitochondrial structure and function depend on regulated fusion and the division of both the outer and inner membranes. Here we discuss recent advances in the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics by two critical phospholipids, phosphatidic acid (PA) and cardiolipin (CL). These two lipids interact with the core components of mitochondrial fusion and division (Opa1, mitofusin, and Drp1) to activate and inhibit these dynamin-related GTPases...
September 11, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
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