Amyloid Precursor Protein Secretases: Endopeptidases that are specific for AMYLOID PROTEIN PRECURSOR. Three secretase subtypes referred to as alpha, beta, and gamma have been identified based upon the region of amyloid protein precursor they cleave.
The intramembrane aspartyl protease gamma-secretase plays a fundamental role in several signaling pathways involved in cellular differentiation and has been linked with a variety of human diseases, including Alzheimers disease. Here, we describe a transgenic Drosophila model for in vivo-reconstituted gamma-secretase, based on expression of epitope-tagged versions of the four core gamma-secretase components, Presenilin, Nicastrin, Aph-1, and Pen-2. In agreement with previous cell culture and yeast studies, coexpression of these four components promotes the efficient assembly of mature, proteolytically active gamma-secretase. We demonstrate that in vivo-reconstituted gamma-secretase has biochemical properties and a subcellular distribution resembling those of endogenous gamma-secretase. However, analysis of the cleavage of alternative substrates in transgenic-fly assays revealed unexpected functional differences in the activity of reconstituted gamma-secretase toward different substrates, ...
The insidious progression of AD (Alzheimers disease) is believed to be linked closely to the production, accumulation and aggregation of the ∼4.5 kDa protein fragment called Aβ (amyloid β-peptide). Aβ is produced by sequential cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein by two enzymes referred to as β- and γ-secretase. β-Secretase is of central importance, as it catalyses the rate-limiting step in the production of Aβ and was identified 7 years ago as BACE1 (β-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1). Soon afterwards, its homologue BACE2 was discovered, and both proteins represent a new subclass of the aspartyl protease family. Studies examining the regulation and function of β-secretase in the normal and AD brain are central to the understanding of excessive production of Aβ in AD, and in targeting and normalizing this β-secretase process if it has gone awry in the disease. Several reports indicate this, showing increased β-secretase activity in AD, with recent findings by our group showing ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - APH1, PEN2, and Nicastrin increase Aβ levels and γ-secretase activity. AU - Marlow, Laura. AU - Canet, Rosa M.. AU - Haugabook, Sharie J.. AU - Hardy, John A.. AU - Lahiri, Debomoy K.. AU - Sambamurti, Kumar. PY - 2003/6/6. Y1 - 2003/6/6. N2 - A major component of the amyloid plaque core in Alzheimers disease (AD) is the 40-42-residue amyloid β peptide (Aβ). Mutations linked to AD such as those in presenilins 1 (PS1) and 2 (PS2) invariably increase the longer Aβ42 species that forms neurotoxic oligomers. It is believed that PS1/2 constitute the catalytic subunit of the γ-secretase responsible for the final step in Aβ biogenesis. Recent genetic studies have identified a number of additional genes encoding APH1a, APH1b, PEN2, and Nicastrin proteins, which are part of the γ-secretase complex with PS1. Further, knockout studies using RNAi showed that these components are essential for γ-secretase activity. However, the nature of γ-secretase and how the aforementioned ...
Alzheimers disease (AD) is characterized by extracellular accumulation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ), generated by proteolytic processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) by β- and γ-secretase. Aβ generation is inhibited when the initial ectodomain shedding is caused by α-secretase, cleaving APP within the Aβ domain. Therefore, an increase in α-secretase activity is an attractive therapeutic target for AD treatment. APP and the APP-cleaving secretases are all transmembrane proteins, thus local membrane lipid composition is proposed to influence APP processing. Although several studies have focused on γ-secretase, the effect of the membrane lipid microenvironment on α-secretase is poorly understood. In the present study, we systematically investigated the effect of fatty acid (FA) acyl chain length (10:0, 12:0, 14:0, 16:0, 18:0, 20:0, 22:0, 24:0), membrane polar lipid headgroup (phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylserine), saturation grade and the FA double-bond
Gamma-secretase activity is vital for the transmembrane cleavage of Notch receptors and the subsequent migration of their intracellular domains to the nucleus. Notch overexpression has been associated with breast, colon, cervical and prostate cancers. We tested the effect of three different gamma-secretase inhibitors (GSIs) in breast cancer cells. One inhibitor (GSI1) was lethal to breast cancer cell lines at concentrations of 2 muM and above but had a minimal effect on the non-malignant breast lines. GSI1 was also cytotoxic for a wide variety of cancer cell lines in the NCI60 cell screen. GSI1 treatment resulted in a marked decrease in gamma-secretase activity and downregulation of the Notch signalling pathway with no effects on expression of the gamma-secretase components or ligands. Flow cytometric and western blot analyses indicated that GSI1 induces a G2/M arrest leading to apoptosis, through downregulation of Bcl-2, Bax and Bcl-XL. GSI1 also inhibited proteasome activity. Thus, the ...
Essential subunit of the gamma-secretase complex, an endoprotease complex that catalyzes the intramembrane cleavage of integral membrane proteins such as Notch receptors and APP (amyloid-beta precursor protein) (PubMed:12522139, PubMed:12763021, PubMed:12740439, PubMed:12679784, PubMed:24941111). The gamma-secretase complex plays a role in Notch and Wnt signaling cascades and regulation of downstream processes via its role in processing key regulatory proteins, and by regulating cytosolic CTNNB1 levels (Probable). PSENEN modulates both endoproteolysis of presenilin and gamma-secretase activity (PubMed:12522139, PubMed:12763021, PubMed:12740439, PubMed:12679784, PubMed:24941111).
Coffee made from the roasted seeds of the genus Coffee, belonging to the family Rubiaceae native to southern Arabia. Coffee may consist certain substances, effecting the risk of Alzheimers disease. AD mice given caffeine in their drinking water from young adulthood into older age showed to inhibit memory and cognitive impairment and lower brain levels of amyloid-beta; Abeta)(24)(25). In mice with Alzheimers disease caused by dysregulated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) calcium (Ca 2+), induced deletion of RyanR3, showed the enhancement of coffee in activation of RyanRs which protected AD neurons from synaptic and network dysfunction(26). Intake of 5 cups of coffee per day(moderate caffeine intake) found to protect against the development of certain cognitive impairment and decreased hippocampal amyloid-beta (Abeta) levels through suppression of both beta-secretase (BACE1), a beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 and presenilin 1 (PS1)/gamma-secretase expression(mutations in the ...
cansSAR 3D Structure of 2OHR | X-RAY CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF BETA SECRETASE COMPLEXED WITH COMPOUND 6A | 2OHR_A | Beta-secretase 1 - Also known as BACE1_HUMAN, BACE1, BACE, KIAA1149. Responsible for the proteolytic processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Cleaves at the N-terminus of the A-beta peptide sequence, between residues 671 and 672 of APP, leads to the generation and extracellular release of beta-cleaved soluble APP, and a corresponding cell-associated C-terminal fragment which is later released by gamma-secretase (PubMed:10656250, PubMed:10677483, PubMed:20354142). Cleaves CHL1 (By similarity). Monomer. Interacts (via DXXLL motif) with GGA1, GGA2 and GGA3 (via their VHS domain); the interaction highly increases when BACE1 is phosphorylated at Ser-498 (PubMed:14567678, PubMed:15886016). Interacts with RTN3 and RTN4 (PubMed:15286784, PubMed:16965550, PubMed:16979658). Interacts with SNX6 (PubMed:20354142). Interacts with PCSK9 (PubMed:18660751). Interacts with NAT8 and NAT8B (PubMed
β-Secretase (BACE) is a membrane-bound aspartyl protease that cleaves the amyloid precursor protein and is consequently an excellent target for anti-amyloid therapy in the treatment of Alzheimers disease. Finding inhibitors of β-secretase is one of the major goals of Alzheimers disease drug development. PromoKines β-Secretase Fluorometric Assay Kit provides a convenient, non-radioactive system for detecting β-Secretase activity in biological samples. The kit provides active β-Secretase as positive control, β-Secretase inhibitor as negative control, optimized peptide substrate (conjugated to two reporter molecules), and buffers for convenient measurement of β-Secretase activity in mammalian samples. β-Secretase inhibitors are also available separately. ...
We have used the confocal microscope to analyze the subcellular distribution of the APH-1 protein in early embryos of C. elegans. APH-1 is one of four protein members of the gamma-secretase complex, which achieves intramembranous cleavage of a variety of target membrane proteins. Although the effect in protein cleavage is clear, the site of gamma-secretase assembly and function within the cell remains elusive. We use the early C. elegans embryo as the context in which to analyze protein localization because the cells are relatively large, and because the four-cell embryo is the site of a well-defined event of Notch signaling that has been shown to be entirely dependent on gamma-secretase activity. Our analysis of wild type C. elegans embryos shows that the APH-1 protein is present at the plasma membrane in early embryos. This location is consistent with the role of gamma-secretase in targeting the Notch receptor after it has interacted with its ligand on an adjacent cell, and is also consistent ...
Theres a new kid on the Alzheimers block, and it may explain why the huge sums thrown at beta-secretase inhibitors by big pharma has been such an abject failure. First, a lot of technical background. The APP (for amyloid precursor protein) contains anywhere from 563 to 770 amino acids in 5 distinct transcripts made by…
Alzheimer`s disease is the most common cause of progressive cognitive decline in the aged population. Pathologically Alzheimer`s disease is characterized by the invariant accumulation of senile plaques. Senile plaques are predominantly composed of the amyloid beta-peptide (A-beta), which is derived from the membrane bound beta-amyloid precursor protein (beta-APP) by sequential proteolytic cleavage. The recently identified beta-secretase (BACE) is responsible for the cleavage at the N-terminus of the A-beta domain. This cleavage generates membrane-bound beta-APP-Cterminal fragments (beta-APP-CTF) which are the immediate precursor for gamma-secretase cleavage and therefore for liberation of A-beta. The present work shows that BACE moves along the secretory pathway, while it undergoes post-translational modifications, which can be monitored by a significant increase in the molecular mass and cleavage of its pro-peptide. BACE becomes N-glycosylated within the ER and the increase in molecular mass is ...
Alzheimer`s disease is the most common cause of progressive cognitive decline in the aged population. Pathologically Alzheimer`s disease is characterized by the invariant accumulation of senile plaques. Senile plaques are predominantly composed of the amyloid beta-peptide (A-beta), which is derived from the membrane bound beta-amyloid precursor protein (beta-APP) by sequential proteolytic cleavage. The recently identified beta-secretase (BACE) is responsible for the cleavage at the N-terminus of the A-beta domain. This cleavage generates membrane-bound beta-APP-Cterminal fragments (beta-APP-CTF) which are the immediate precursor for gamma-secretase cleavage and therefore for liberation of A-beta. The present work shows that BACE moves along the secretory pathway, while it undergoes post-translational modifications, which can be monitored by a significant increase in the molecular mass and cleavage of its pro-peptide. BACE becomes N-glycosylated within the ER and the increase in molecular mass is ...
3UQR: Cyanobacterial Peptides as a Prototype for the Design of Potent beta-Secretase Inhibitors and the Development of Selective Chemical Probes for Other Aspartic Proteases
3UQP: Cyanobacterial Peptides as a Prototype for the Design of Potent beta-Secretase Inhibitors and the Development of Selective Chemical Probes for Other Aspartic Proteases
9.B.47 The γ-Secretase (γ-Secretase) Family. γ-secretase is an unusual membrane-embedded protease, which cleaves the transmembrane domains (TMSs) of type I membrane proteins, including amyloid-beta precursor protein and Notch receptor. A hydrophilic pore is formed by TMS6 and TMS7 of presenilin 1 (PS1), the catalytic subunit of γ-secretase. TMS8, TMS9 and the C-terminus of PS1, which encompass the conserved PAL motif and the hydrophobic C-terminal tip, are critical for the catalytic activity and the formation of the γ-secretase complex. The amino acid residues around the PAL motif and the extracellular/luminal portion of TMS9 are highly water accessible and located in proximity to the catalytic pore (Sato et al., 2008). Furthermore, the region starting from the luminal end of TMS9 toward the C terminus forms an amphipathic alpha-helix-like structure that extends along the interface between the membrane and the extracellular milieu. Competition analysis using γ-secretase inhibitors revealed ...
The results of this study demonstrate that Aβ metabolism in the rhesus monkey is similar to healthy humans (Bateman et al., 2006), which is expected because there are no significant amyloid plaques present in the rhesus monkey brain at this age (Struble et al., 1985). In conjunction with in vivo stable-isotope-labeling, new generation of CNS Aβ was significantly reduced in response to γ-secretase inhibition. However, in contrast to the periphery, production of CNS Aβ did not rebound above baseline after cessation of inhibition. Defining the metabolic fate of APP in the CNS is critically important for the development of γ-secretase inhibitors to treat AD, as a substrate build-up of APP fragments could potentially lead to an overshoot in neurotoxic amyloid peptides. The lack of Aβ rebound in the CNS could be attributed to the shunting of APP (possibly β C-terminal fragments, e.g., C99) to γ-secretase independent degradation. In support of this alternative, noncanonical processing, ...
Nicastrin is a Type I transmembrane glycoprotein. Along with presenilin, APH-1, PEN-2, it comprises the multimeric gamma-secretase complex. The gamma-secretase complex can cleave the beta-amyloid (A4) precursor protein and yields amyloid beta peptide, the main component of the neuritic plaque a...
Although there has been controversy about the relative importance of plaques versus tangles in the development of Alzheimers disease, there is increasing evidence that altered metabolism of Aβ peptides and amyloid deposition in neuritic plaques causes Alzheimers disease by triggering a complex pathological cascade that produces dementia. The Aβ peptides Aβ1-40 and Aβ1-42, the two major species of Aβ, are generated from APP by sequential proteolytic cleavage by β- and γ- secretases. These enzymes are not the only ones involved in the breakdown of APP: α-secretase cleaves the full-length APP, producing soluble sAPP and, subsequently, p3. Because processing by α-secretase precludes production of full-length Aβ peptides, it is anti-amyloidogenic (Younkin, 1998).. Several lines of evidence suggest that deposition of Aβ-42 is an important initial step in the pathogenesis of Alzheimers disease. Aβ1-42 aggregates more rapidly and is deposited earlier in Alzheimers disease plaques than ...
Hansson CA, Frykman S, Farmery MR, Tjernberg LO, Nilsberth C, Pursglove SE, Ito A, Winblad B, Cowburn RF, Thyberg J, Ankarcrona M. Nicastrin, presenilin, APH-1, and PEN-2 form active gamma-secretase complexes in mitochondria ...
Location, location, location. Among those who suggest this real estate mantra deserves higher priority in Alzheimer disease drug design are scientists in Germany who have created a membrane-tethered version of a β-secretase inhibitor. In todays issue of Science, the researchers report that this modified inhibitor reaches endosomes, the subcellular compartments containing active β-secretase, and greatly outperforms free inhibitor at blocking the enzymes activity in cultured cells and in fruit fly and mouse models. While these findings represent a "proof of principle" for the membrane-anchoring approach, the new strategy faces tough hurdles en route to practical drug therapy.. BACE1, the transmembrane protein that confers β-secretase activity, has become a prime AD drug target in large part because it plays a key role in generating Aβ peptide, whose accumulation in plaques represents a hallmark feature of AD. Partnering with a complex of proteins known as γ-secretase, BACE1 catalyzes the ...
Presenilin enhancer protein 2 (PEN2) is a 101-amino acid protein that traverses the membrane twice and it is the regulatory component of the multimeric gamma-secretase complex which also consists of presenilin, APH-1 and Nicastrin. The gamma-secretase complex catalyzes the cleavage of a number of...
Regulated intramembrane proteolysis is certainly a central mobile practice included in sign membrane layer and transduction proteins turnover. condition of MHCII-containing endosomes, highlighting SPPL2a as a possible medicinal focus on for using up and/or modulating T cells. The concept of intramembrane proteases (I-CLIPs) cleaving within the phospholipid bilayer was originally place forwards structured on digesting of the sterol regulatory elementCbinding proteins (SREBP; Goldstein and Brown, 1997; Kopan and Wolfe, 2004). Generally, I-CLIPs operate as component of a proteolytic series known to as governed intramembrane proteolysis (Split; Lichtenthaler et al., 2011). Intracellular websites (ICDs) of many Split substrates function as signaling elements after their proteolytic discharge as exemplified by the Level path (De Strooper et al., 1999; Freeman and Urban, 2002). Structured on their catalytic middle, serine, metallo, or aspartyl I-CLIPs (Wolfe, 2009) can end up being differentiated. The ...
The pathogenesis of Alzheimers disease (AD) is only partially understood. β-amyloid (Aβ) is physiologically generated by sequential cleavage of its precursor protein by the β- and the γ-secretase and it is normally disposed of. In Alzheimers disease, Aβ is excessively produced or less dismissed, but the hypothesis on its physiological and pathological role are heterogeneous and often discordant. It has been described a positive feedback loop from the γ- to the β-secretase cleavages of Aβ precursor protein, which is activated by mutations of Presenilin 1 (PS1), the catalytic core of the γ-secretase. These findings show that Aβ precursor protein as well the activity of the γ-secretase are required to obtain the up-regulation of β-secretase which is induced by Presenilin 1 mutations. Then, Aβ 1-42 is the Aβ precursor protein derivative that up-regulates the expression of β-secretase, and c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)/c-Jun and ERK1/2 are involved. Here, we describe the activation ...
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Gamma-secretase is a key enzyme in the development of Alzheimer pathology. It performs the final step in the production of beta-amyloid by cutting beta-amyloid from its parent molecule. Beta-amyloid then goes on to aggregate into amyloid plaques, which are a characteristic feature of Alzheimer pathology. Gamma-secretase also produces other molecules that are important for the normal function of nerve cells.. Like most enzymes, gamma-secretase is localized to specific compartments (microdomains) within cells. Such localization affects the enzymes function by restricting its access to include only proteins that are found in the same compartments. In the case of gamma-secretase, localization is achieved by the attachment of specific fatty acids to different components of the enzyme, thereby determining where those components reside within the cell.. Gopal Thinakaran, Ph.D., and colleagues are studying how localization of gamma-secretase within nerve cells affects the ability of those cells to ...
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Liu et al. describe a previously unrecognized cellular complex (∼5 MD) containing β- and γ-secretases that generates a full array of Aβ peptides with physiological Aβ42/40 ratios by sequential cleavages of holo-APP. Such coordinated substrate processing also occurs with the α- and γ-secretases in the RIP mechanism.. ...
The β/γ Secretase Antibody Sampler Kit offers flexibility for sampling and detection of β- and γ-secretase proteases that are essential components in the processing of amyloid precursor protein and generation of amyloid beta peptide.
APOBEC3 proteins catalyze deamination of cytidines in single-stranded DNA (ssDNA), providing innate protection against retroviral replication by inducing deleterious dC dU hypermutation of replication intermediates. DSB repair, inhibition of APOBEC3G appearance or deaminase activity led to deficient DSB fix, whereas reconstitution of APOBEC3G appearance in leukemia cells improved DSB fix. APOBEC3G activity included digesting of DNA flanking a DSB within an integrated reporter cassette. Atomic power microscopy indicated that APOBEC3G multimers keep company with ssDNA termini, triggering multimer disassembly to multiple catalytic products. These results recognize APOBEC3G being a prosurvival element in lymphoma cells, marking APOBEC3G being a potential focus on for sensitizing lymphoma to rays therapy. Launch Ionizing rays and nearly all anticancer agencies inflict deleterious DNA harm on tumor cells, mostly DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and covalent DNA crosslinks. DNA DSBs are extremely ...
BioAssay record AID 71721 submitted by ChEMBL: Inhibition of A-beta-42 production by inhibiting Gamma-secretase proteolytic pathway in HEK293 cell stably transfected with a double mutant form of human APP(K595N/M596L).
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Supplementary MaterialsVideo 1 Time-lapse imaging cells expressing both mt-roGFP and Smac mCherry treated with cisplatin stably. with an indicated medication with 10?nm of TMRM. Live cell imaging was TMP 269 biological activity completed as defined. mmc6.mp4 (20M) GUID:?20E6FE9E-0743-40DF-9A25-5E8A9CEF2F51 TMP 269 biological activity Video 7 EGCG: U2Operating-system cells stably expressing mt-roGFP were stained with TMRM to […]. ...
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Meredith, J.E.; Thompson, L.A.; Toyn, J.H.; Marcin, L.; Barten, D.M.; Marcinkeviciene, J.; Kopcho, L.; Kim, Y.; Lin, A.; Guss, V.; Burton, C.; Iben, L.; Polson, C.; Cantone, J.; Ford, M.; Drexler, D.; Fiedler, T.; Lentz, K.A.; Grace, J.E.; Kolb, J.; Corsa, J.; Pierdomenico, M.; Jones, K.; Olson, R.E.; Macor, J.E.; Albright, C.F., 2008: P-glycoprotein efflux and other factors limit brain amyloid beta reduction by beta-site amyloid precursor protein-cleaving enzyme 1 inhibitors in mice
TY - JOUR. T1 - Purification and aggregation of the amyloid precursor protein intracellular domain. AU - El Ayadi, Amina. AU - Stieren, Emily S.. AU - Barral, José M.. AU - Oberhauser, Andres F.. AU - Boehning, Darren. PY - 2012/8/28. Y1 - 2012/8/28. N2 - Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a type I transmembrane protein associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimers disease (AD). APP is characterized by a large extracellular domain and a short cytosolic domain termed the APP intracellular domain (AICD). During maturation through the secretory pathway, APP can be cleaved by proteases termed α, β, and γ-secretases1. Sequential proteolytic cleavage of APP with β and γ-secretases leads to the production of a small proteolytic peptide, termed Aβ, which is amyloidogenic and the core constituent of senile plaques. The AICD is also liberated from the membrane after secretase processing, and through interactions with Fe65 and Tip60, can translocate to the nucleus to participate in transcription ...
Background Icaritin (ICT) is a prenylflavonoid derivative from Epimedium brevicornum Maxim. ICT has been shown to have neuroprotective effects. We investigate how ICT affects secretion of amyloid precursor protein (APP). Methods We exposed APP-PS1-HEK293 cells to ICT to investigate its effect on beta-site amyloid cleaving enzyme (BACE)1. Cell viability was evaluated by MTT and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays. The half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) of ICT for BACE1 was measured using fluorescence resonance energy transfer. Effects of ICT on the mRNA expression of APP were assessed by quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and protein expression was measured by western blotting and immunofluorescence. Results Icaritin inhibited BACE1 activity and IC50 was 5.70 ± 1.09 μM. Compared with the control group, at ICT concentrations of 5 μM and 10 μM, the viability increased and LDH leakage decreased in APP-PS1-293 cells. Also, mRNA expression of A disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain
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This paper focuses deals with the cleavage of NaVβ2 via BACE-1 (Beta-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1), leading to increased NaV1.1 levels, which do not translocate to the cell plasma membrane. Reinforcing that decreased NaV1.1 levels are involved in AD development/progression. This work cites the use of Alomone Labs Anti-SCN1A (NaV1.1) Antibody (#ASC-001) and Anti-NaVβ2 Antibody (#ASC-007).. The early stages of Alzheimers disease (AD), an incurable neurological affliction with adverse effects on memory and cognition, are often accompanied by aberrant neuronal activity and epileptic seizures - events which are increasingly seen as having a direct influence on ADs progression. Cortical accumulation of amyloid β (Aβ), a peptide derived from amyloid precursor protein (APP), seems to play a prominent role on the onset of AD. Beta-site APP-cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE1) - the rate-determining factor in Aβ synthesis - is significantly high in both AD patients and APP mice (transgenic line with ...
How could the entry of the Notch receptor into endosomes promote efficient signaling? Because signaling depends on intramembrane cleavage of Notch by γ-secretase, we asked whether altered Notch endosomal transport might affect its cleavage. We directly measured the amount of Notch in endocytic mutant tissue that can be cleaved by γ-secretase by using an assay that induces ligand-independent Notch cleavage in tissue extracts (see Materials and methods). Notch cleavage efficiency ex vivo is measured in Western blots by quantifying the amount of the lower band (corresponding to the γ-secretase cleavage product NICD) relative to the upper band (corresponding to its immediate precursor, the membrane-anchored γ-secretase substrate NEXT) of the ∼120-kD doublet recognized by an antibody against an NICD epitope. As expected, generation of free NICD in this assay is completely blocked by treatment with the γ-secretase inhibitor N-(N-[3,5-difluorophenacetyl-l-alanyl])-S-phenylglycine t-butyl ester ...
Background: Amyloid- neurotoxicity depends on the specificity of the proteolytic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) transmembrane domain. Results: The APP transmembrane -helix is straight in a biological membrane bilayer. Conclusion: The flexibility of APP is key for adapting to the lipid environment and modulating proteolytic processing by -secretase. Significance: The dynamic characterization of APP is expected to rationalize the design of -secretase modulators. The amyloid precursor protein (APP) is a widely expressed type I transmembrane (TM) glycoprotein present at the neuronal synapse. The proteolytic cleavage by -secretase of its C-terminal fragment produces amyloid- (A) peptides of different lengths, the deposition of which is an early indicator of Alzheimer disease. At present, there is no consensus on the conformation of the APP-TM domain at the biological membrane. Although structures have been determined by NMR in detergent micelles, their conformation is markedly ...
The Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Disease Research focuses on the generation of Amyloid ß-peptide (Aß) as the major constituent of neurotoxic amyloid plaques in Alzheimers Disease (AD). Proteolytic processing of an amyloid precursor protein (βAPP) by β- and γ-secretases leads to Aß, whereas βAPP cleavage by α-secretases prevents Aß formation. In order to identify cellular mechanisms involved in the physiological and pathophysiological regulation of AD secretases, the group of Dr. Willem studies the function, expression, subcellular localization and the influence of trafficking and sorting of β- secretase (BACE1) by using transgenic mouse models. Some key topics addressed in the lab regarding the understanding of BACE1 function in physiological and pathophysiological conditions, especially in AD, are:. - Biochemical identification of new proteolytic substrates of the beta-Secretase BACE1. - Immunohistological subcellular localization of compartments in which BACE1 cleaves the ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Ubiquilin-1 regulates amyloid precursor protein maturation and degradation by stimulating K63-linked polyubiquitination of lysine 688. AU - Ayadi, Amina El. AU - Stieren, Emily S.. AU - Barral, José M.. AU - Boehning, Darren. PY - 2012/8/14. Y1 - 2012/8/14. N2 - The pathogenesis of Alzheimers disease (AD) is associated with proteolytic processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) to an amyloidogenic peptide termed Aβ. Although mutations in APP and the secretase enzymes that mediate its processing are known to result in familial forms of AD, the mechanisms underlying the more common sporadic forms of the disease are still unclear. Evidence suggests that the susceptibility of APP to amyloidogenic processing is related to its intracellular localization, and that secretase-independent degradation may prevent the formation of cytotoxic peptide fragments. Recently, single nucleotide polymorphisms in the UBQLN1 gene have been linked to late-onset AD, and its protein product, ...