TY - JOUR. T1 - The membrane biogenesis peroxin Pex16p. T2 - Topogenesis and functional roles in peroxisomal membrane assembly. AU - Honsho, Masanori. AU - Hiroshige, Takanobu. AU - Fujiki, Yukio. PY - 2002/11/15. Y1 - 2002/11/15. N2 - Previously we isolated human PEX16 encoding 336-amino acid-long peroxin Pex16p and showed that its dysfunction was responsible for Zellweger syndrome of complementation group D (group 9). Here we have determined the membrane topology of Pex16p by differential permeabilization method: both N- and C-terminal parts are exposed to the cytosol. In the search for Pex16p topogenic sequence, basic amino acids clustered sequence, RKELRKKLPVSLSQQK, at positions 66-81 and the first transmembrane segment locating far downstream, nearly by 40 amino acids, of this basic region were defined to be essential for integration into peroxisome membranes. Localization to peroxisomes of membrane proteins such as Pex14p, Pex13p, and PMP70 was interfered with in CHO-K1 cells by a higher ...
Required for regulation of peroxisome size and maintenance. Has a role in the import of peroxisomal matrix proteins. Imports RHO1 into the peroxisome. Also promotes peroxisome division and biogenesis.
PEROXISOMES are single-membrane-bound organelles that house essential metabolic pathways in plants and other eukaryotes. For example, peroxisome biogenesis defects underlie the Zellweger spectrum of human congenital disorders, which often are fatal in infancy (reviewed in Wanders and Waterham 2005). Similarly, peroxisomes are essential for plant embryogenesis and development following germination (reviewed in Hu et al. 2012). The essential role of plant peroxisomes likely reflects the importance of peroxisomal enzymes, which catalyze key steps in photorespiration, fatty acid β-oxidation, jasmonate production, and conversion of the protoauxin indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) to the active auxin indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) (reviewed in Hu et al. 2012).. Peroxisomes import matrix proteins from the cytosol with the assistance of peroxin (PEX) proteins. Most matrix proteins are directed to the peroxisome by a C-terminal peroxisome-targeting signal 1 (PTS1) that binds the cytosolic receptor PEX5 (Keller et ...
Involved in peroxisome biogenesis and the import of peroxisomal matrix proteins that contain the peroxisomal targeting sequence PTS2. Required for peroxisomal targeting of PEX7 and growth on oleate. Acts as an activator of the seryl-tRNA synthetase SES1 by increasing its binding to tRNA.
Peroxisomes cooperate with other organelles in many metabolic pathways (see table below). In plants and fungi, β-oxidation is confined to peroxisomes, whereas, in animal cells, β-oxidation is also carried out by mitochondria. In plants, peroxisomes can reduce products from CO2 fixation by a process known as photorespiration, where oxygen is consumed and CO2 is released. In seeds, however, peroxisomes store fatty acids that are transformed in carbohydrates during germination. These peroxisomes are known as glyoxysomes. It is noteworthy that when photosynthesis starts, after the first leaves have developed, glyoxysomes become normal peroxisomes in the mature cells of leaves. In trypanosomes, malaria parasite, glycosomes are a type of peroxisome where glycolysis happens. The different types of peroxisomes are known altogether as microbodies. Peroxisomes are adaptable organelles. They can increase in number and size according to the cell needs and be restored to the normal levels after they ...
Peroxisomes require the translocation of folded and functional target proteins of various sizes across the peroxisomal membrane. We have investigated the structure and function of the principal import receptor Pex5p, which recognizes targets bearing a C-terminal peroxisomal targeting signal type 1. …
Regarding the biogenesis of peroxisomes various concepts have been postulated. Based on morphological data that demonstrated close spatial relationships between peroxisomes and the ER, Novikoff and Novikoff (44) favored the idea that new peroxisomes are formed by budding and fission from the ER. However, a series of biochemical studies initiated by de Duve and coworkers (36, 51) in the early 1970s, focusing on the biogenetic route of catalase as a peroxisomal marker, did not reveal an ER involvement in the import of catalase. Subsequent findings of Goldman and Blobel (19) and particularly the group of Lazarow and coworkers (52, 54) confirmed this view demonstrating that peroxisomal matrix proteins, such as catalase, urate oxidase, and enzymes of the peroxisomal β-oxidation pathway, are synthesized on free polyribosomes and thus are imported posttranslationally. Accordingly, Goldman and Blobel (19) postulated a model in which peroxisomal matrix proteins are found in nascent peroxisomes, whereas ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Peroxisomes exist in growth cones and move anterogradely and retrogradely in neurites of PC12D cells. AU - Ishikawa, Tetsuya. AU - Kawai, Chikage. AU - Sano, Mamoru. AU - Minatogawa, Yohsuke. PY - 2001/1/1. Y1 - 2001/1/1. N2 - Localization and movement of peroxisomes have been investigated in neurites of a subline of PC12 pheochromocytoma cells (PC12D cells). The cells were transfected with a construct encoding the green fluorescent protein and bearing the C-terminal peroxisomal targeting signal 1 SKL motif (-Ser-Lys-Leu-COOH). Peroxisomes were detected as green punctate fluorescent signals. Many peroxisomes were observed in neurites of PC12D cells, especially in neural terminal-like structures, growth cones, varicosities, and branch points. Growth cones containing many peroxisomes were active, since they extended several long filopodias. Existence of peroxisomes in growth cones and neuronal terminal-like structures suggests that peroxisomes might have some role in neuronal ...
Key steps of essential metabolic pathways are housed in plant peroxisomes. We conducted a microscopy-based screen for anomalous distribution of peroxisomally-targeted fluorescence in Arabidopsis thaliana. This screen uncovered 34 novel alleles in 15 genes affecting oil body mobilization, fatty acid β-oxidation, the glyoxylate cycle, peroxisome fission, and pexophagy. Partial loss-of-function of lipid-mobilization enzymes conferred peroxisomes clustered around retained oil bodies without other notable defects, suggesting that this microscopy-based approach was sensitive to minor perturbations and that fatty acid β-oxidation rates in wild type are higher than required for normal growth. We recovered three mutants defective in PECTIN METHYLESTERASE31, revealing an unanticipated role in lipid mobilization for this cytosolic enzyme. Whereas mutations reducing fatty acid import had peroxisomes of wild-type size, mutations impairing fatty acid β-oxidation displayed enlarged peroxisomes, possibly ...
Peroxisome proliferators are known to increase the volume of the peroxisomal compartment in rodent liver. We have examined the induction of the major integral membrane protein of mouse liver peroxisomes (PMP68) by a number of these agents, and compared this with their effect on the peroxisomal bifunctional protein (PBP), an enzyme of the beta-oxidation pathway which is located in the peroxisome matrix. Dietary clofibrate, di-2-(ethylhexyl)phthalate and Wy-14,643, three structurally unrelated proliferators, all increased the mRNA and protein content of PMP68 approx. 2-fold, whereas PBP was induced 8-13-fold. The kinetics and sequence of induction of PMP68 and PBP following a single dose of Wy-14,643 were compared and shown to be similar, and the effects were reversible. Another proliferator, BM 15766, caused maximal induction of PMP68 but only a low induction of PBP; further PBP induction was achieved by the administration of BM 15766 in combination with Wy-14,643. Similarly, BM 15766 and ...
We have previously shown that the peroxisomal targeting signal in firefly luciferase consists of the COOH-terminal three amino acids of the protein, serine-lysine-leucine (Gould, S.J., G.A. Keller, N. Hosken, J. Wilkinson, and S. Subramani, 1989. J. Cell Biol. 108:1657-1664). Antibodies were raised against a synthetic peptide that contained this tripeptide at its COOH terminus. Immunofluorescence and immunocryoelectron microscopy revealed that the anti-peptide antibodies specifically detected peroxisomes in mammalian cells. Further characterization revealed that the antibodies were primarily directed against the COOH-terminal three amino acids of the peptide. In Western blot experiments, the antibodies recognized 15-20 rat liver peroxisomal proteins, but reacted with only a few proteins from other subcellular compartments. These results provide independent immunological evidence that the peroxisomal targeting signal identified in firefly luciferase is present in many peroxisomal proteins. ...
We have studied how Pex5p recognizes peroxisomal targeting signal type 1 (PTS1)-containing proteins. A randomly mutagenized pex5 library was screened in a two-hybrid setup for mutations that disrupted the interaction with the PTS1 protein Mdh3p or for suppressor mutations that could restore the interaction with Mdh3p containing a mutation in its PTS1. All mutations localized in the tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR) domain of Pex5p. The Pex5p TPR domain was modeled based on the crystal structure of a related TPR protein. Mapping of the mutations on this structural model revealed that some of the loss-of-interaction mutations consisted of substitutions in alpha-helices of TPRs with bulky amino acids, probably resulting in local misfolding and thereby indirectly preventing binding of PTS1 proteins. The other loss-of-interaction mutations and most suppressor mutations localized in short, exposed, intra-repeat loops of TPR2, TPR3, and TPR6, which are predicted to mediate direct interaction with PTS1 amino acids
Peroxisomes (peroxide + soma, body) are spherical membrane-limited organelles whose diameter ranges from 0.5 to 1.2 m (see Figure 2-39). Like the mitochondria, they utilize oxygen but do not produce ATP and do not participate directly in cellular metabolism. Peroxisomes oxidize specific organic substrates by removing hydrogen atoms that are transferred to molecular oxygen (O2). This activity produces hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), a substance that is very damaging to the cell. However, H2O2 is eliminated by the enzyme catalase, which is present in peroxisomes. Catalase transfers oxygen atoms from H2O2 to several compounds and also decomposes H2O2 to H2O and O2 (2 H2O2 2 H2O + O2). Catalase activity also has clinical implications. It degrades several toxic molecules and prescription drugs, particularly in liver and kidney peroxisomes. For example, 50% of ingested ethyl alcohol is degraded to acetic aldehyde in liver and kidney peroxisomes. Liver and kidney peroxisomes show a higher variation in their ...
This gene encodes an integral peroxisomal membrane protein required for peroxisome biogenesis. The protein is thought to be involved in peroxisomal matrix protein import.
Peroxisomes play a central role in human health and have biochemical properties that promote their use in many biotechnology settings. With a primary role in lipid metabolism, peroxisomes share a niche with lipid droplets within the endomembrane-secretory system. Notably, factors in the ER required for the biogenesis of peroxisomes also impact the formation of lipid droplets. The dynamic interface between peroxisomes and lipid droplets, and also between these organelles and the ER and mitochondria, controls their metabolic flux and their dynamics. Here, we review our understanding of peroxisome biogenesis to propose and reframe models for understanding how peroxisomes are formed in cells. To more fully understand the roles of peroxisomes and to take advantage of their many properties that may prove useful in novel therapeutics or biotechnology applications, we recast mechanisms controlling peroxisome biogenesis in a framework that integrates inference from these models with experimental data. ...
Plant peroxisomes maintain a plethora of key life processes including fatty acid β-oxidation, photorespiration, synthesis of hormones, and homeostasis of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Abundance of peroxisomes in cells is dynamic; however mechanisms controlling peroxisome proliferation remain poorly …
In biochemical protein targeting, a peroxisomal targeting signal (PTS) is a region of the peroxisomal protein that receptors recognize and bind to. It is responsible for specifying that proteins containing this motif are localised to the peroxisome. All peroxisomal proteins are synthesized in the cytoplasm and must be directed to the peroxisome. The first step in this process is the binding of the protein to a receptor. The receptor then directs the complex to the peroxisome. Receptors recognize and bind to a region of the peroxisomal protein called a peroxisomal targeting signal, or PTS. Peroxisomes consist of a matrix surrounded by a specific membrane. Most peroxisomal matrix proteins contain a short sequence, usually three amino acids at the extreme carboxy tail of the protein, that serves as the PTS. The prototypic sequence (many variations exist) is serine-lysine-leucine (-SKL in the one letter amino acid code). This motif, and its variations, is known as the PTS1, and the receptor is ...
Arabidopsis peroxin 11 protein: promote peroxisome elongation, duplication or aggregation; has 5 homologs:a,b,c,d,e; amino acid sequence in first source
The potential peroxisomal localization of a pathway supplying NADPH for β-oxidation.(A) The putative pathway follows the TCA reaction cycle, beginning with pyr
Organelles are the functional units of a cell. Like different parts of a production line in a factory, they perform specialised functions but depend on and interact with each other. To adapt their functions to cellular needs, organelles need to be dynamic: they have to move in order to interact and cooperate with other organelles, to stay in position or to multiply by increasing in size and then dividing.. How these dynamic processes are mediated and regulated in the cell is an important and challenging question in cell biology.. Scientists have now discovered how the movement and membrane dynamics of a specific organelle - called peroxisomes - are mediated.. Peroxisomes fulfil important protective functions in the cell and are vital for health; loss of peroxisome function and dynamics leads to severe developmental and neurological defects.. Much about the way peroxisomes work is still unknown, but University of Exeter researchers have identified a protein called MIRO1 that plays a key role in ...
Peroxisomes are essential organelles that play a key role in redox signalling and lipid homeostasis. They contribute to many crucial metabolic processes such as fatty acid oxidation, biosynthesis of ether lipids and free radical detoxification. The biogenesis of peroxisomes starts with the early peroxins PEX3, PEX16 and PEX19 and proceeds via several steps. The import of membrane proteins into peroxisomes needs PEX19 for recognition, targeting and insertion via docking at PEX3. Matrix proteins in the cytosol are recognized by peroxisomal targeting signals (PTS) and transported to the docking complex at the peroxisomal membrane. Peroxisomes deficiencies lead to severe and often fatal inherited peroxisomal disorders (PD). PDs are usually classified in two groups. The first group is disorders of peroxisome biogenesis which include Zellweger syndrome, and the second group is single peroxisomal enzyme deficiencies ...
Peroxisomes are essential organelles that play a key role in redox signalling and lipid homeostasis. They contribute to many crucial metabolic processes such as fatty acid oxidation, biosynthesis of ether lipids and free radical detoxification. The biogenesis of peroxisomes starts with the early peroxins PEX3, PEX16 and PEX19 and proceeds via several steps. The import of membrane proteins into peroxisomes needs PEX19 for recognition, targeting and insertion via docking at PEX3. Matrix proteins in the cytosol are recognized by peroxisomal targeting signals (PTS) and transported to the docking complex at the peroxisomal membrane. Peroxisomes deficiencies lead to severe and often fatal inherited peroxisomal disorders (PD). PDs are usually classified in two groups. The first group is disorders of peroxisome biogenesis which include Zellweger syndrome, and the second group is single peroxisomal enzyme deficiencies ...
Peroxisomes are essential organelles that play a key role in redox signalling and lipid homeostasis. They contribute to many crucial metabolic processes such as fatty acid oxidation, biosynthesis of ether lipids and free radical detoxification. The biogenesis of peroxisomes starts with the early peroxins PEX3, PEX16 and PEX19 and proceeds via several steps. The import of membrane proteins into peroxisomes needs PEX19 for recognition, targeting and insertion via docking at PEX3. Matrix proteins in the cytosol are recognized by peroxisomal targeting signals (PTS) and transported to the docking complex at the peroxisomal membrane. Peroxisomes deficiencies lead to severe and often fatal inherited peroxisomal disorders (PD). PDs are usually classified in two groups. The first group is disorders of peroxisome biogenesis which include Zellweger syndrome, and the second group is single peroxisomal enzyme deficiencies ...
Pex11 homologs and dynamin-related proteins uniquely regulate peroxisome division (cell-cycle-dependent duplication) and proliferation (cell-cycle-independent multiplication). Arabidopsis plants possess five Pex11 homologs designated in this study as AtPex11a, -b, -c, -d and -e. Transcripts for four isoforms were found in Arabidopsis plant parts and in cells in suspension culture; by contrast, AtPex11a transcripts were found only in developing siliques. Within 2.5 hours after biolistic bombardments, myc-tagged or GFP-tagged AtPex11 a, -b, -c, -d and -e individually sorted from the cytosol directly to peroxisomes; none trafficked indirectly through the endoplasmic reticulum. Both termini of myc-tagged AtPex11 b, -c, -d and -e faced the cytosol, whereas the N- and C-termini of myc-AtPex11a faced the cytosol and matrix, respectively. In AtPex11a- or AtPex11e-transformed cells, peroxisomes doubled in number. Those peroxisomes bearing myc-AtPex11a, but not myc-AtPex11e, elongated prior to ...
Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2009 Feb;21(1):119-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ceb.2009.01.009. Epub 2009 Jan 31. Smith JJ, Aitchison JD. Source Institute for Systems Biology, 1441 N 34th Street, Seattle, WA 98103, USA. [email protected] Abstract Peroxisomes are single-membraned organelles ubiquitous to eukaryotic cells that house metabolic reactions that generate and destroy harmful oxidative intermediates. They are dynamic structures whose morphology, abundance, composition, and function depend on the cell type and environment. Perhaps due to the potentially damaging and protective metabolic roles of peroxisomes and their dynamic presence in the cell, peroxisome biogenesis is emerging as a process that involves complex underlying mechanisms of regulated formation and maintenance. There are roughly 30 known peroxins, proteins involved in peroxisome biogenesis, many of which have been conserved from yeast to mammals. This review focuses on the biogenesis of peroxisomes with an emphasis on the regulation of ...
The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the PEX11 family. This family is reported to regulate the number and size of peroxisomes in evolutionarily distant organisms. The protein encoded by this gene may induce clustering of peroxisomes. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants that encode different protein isoforms. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2012 ...
Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes and obesity are major clinical problems with limited treatment options. Our laboratory takes an integrative approach to study the biology of the multifunctional organelles called peroxisomes in the context of these disorders. Peroxisomes are intimately associated with lipid droplets and mitochondria. Their ability to carry out fatty acid oxidation and lipid synthesis, especially the production of ether-linked phospholipids, may be critical for generating cellular signals required for normal physiology. We have developed several new mouse models to study various aspects of peroxisome biology, including peroxisomal biogenesis, fatty acid oxidation, and ether lipid synthesis. We are interested in the physiological roles of these processes in various metabolic organs, such as adipose tissue, pancreatic islets, liver, and skeletal muscle. The major focus is on the role of peroxisomes in adipose tissue ...
FxxxF motif in N-terminus of Pex19 and Wxxx[FY] motif in N-terminal half of Pex5 bind to the same binding site in N-terminus of Pex14 (PF04695). Binding site in human Pex14 consists of helices alpha1 and alpha2 as well as connecting linker which form two hydrophobic pockets that are separated by two aromatic residues, PHE35 and PHE52. N-terminus of Pex14 contains three alpha helices. Helices alpha1 and alpha2 are anti-parallel oriented whereas helix alpha3 is diagonal to helices alpha1 and alpha2. Interaction between Pex5 and Pex14 is stronger than between Pex19 and Pex14. Salt bridge stabilises Pex5-Pex14 complex (2W84) and it involves conserved LYS56 residue in Pex14. Corresponding salt bridge is not observed in the structure of Pex19-Pex14 complex (2W85). Lack of this salt bridge in Pex19 motif may contribute to the reduced binding affinity of Pex19 compared to Pex5 (Neufeld,2009). Pex5 adopts amphipathic alpha helical conformation when it binds diagonally across helices alpha1 and alpha2 of ...
This is the detailed protocol for the measurement of the number of peroxisomes described by Shibata et al. (2013). It is difficult to count the number of organelles in a cell because of the thickness of plant leaves. To overcome this challenge, protoplasts were isolated from leaves, and the number of peroxisomes per protoplast was counted. This method can be applied to other organelles such as mitochondria that are labeled with GFP or its derivatives.
Complete information for PEX26 gene (Protein Coding), Peroxisomal Biogenesis Factor 26, including: function, proteins, disorders, pathways, orthologs, and expression. GeneCards - The Human Gene Compendium
EN] Peroxisomes and mitochondria are the main intracellular sources for reactive oxygen species. At the same time, both organelles are critical for the maintenance of a healthy redox balance in the cell. Consequently, failure in the function of both organelles is causally linked to oxidative stress and accelerated aging. However, it has become clear that peroxisomes and mitochondria are much more intimately connected both physiologically and structurally. Both organelles share common fission components to dynamically respond to environmental cues, and the autophagic turnover of both peroxisomes and mitochondria is decisive for cellular homeostasis. Moreover, peroxisomes can physically associate with mitochondria via specific protein complexes. Therefore, the structural and functional connection of both organelles is a critical and dynamic feature in the regulation of oxidative metabolism, whose dynamic nature will be revealed in the future. In this review, we will focus on fundamental aspects of ...
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Pex1p, Pex6p, and phosphoinositide- and GTP-bp associate with ECR membrane domains that can float to low density during centrifugation in a sucrose density grad
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TY - JOUR. T1 - The peroxin Pex6p gene is impaired in peroxisomal biogenesis disorders of complementation group 6. AU - Matsumoto, N.. AU - Tamura, S.. AU - Moser, Ann B.. AU - Moser, H. W.. AU - Braverman, N.. AU - Suzuki, Y.. AU - Shimozawa, N.. AU - Kondo, N.. AU - Fujiki, Y.. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - Human genetic peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (PBDs), such as Zellweger syndrome, comprise 13 different complementation groups (CGs). Eleven peroxin genes, termed PEXs, responsible for PBDs have been identified, whereas pathogenic genes for PBDs of 2CGs, CG-A (the same CG as CG8 in the United States and Europe) and CG6, remained unidentified. We herein provide several lines of novel evidence indicating that PEX6, the pathogenic gene for CG4, is impaired in PBD of CG6. Expression of PEX6 restored peroxisome assembly in fibroblasts from a CG6 PBD patient. This patient was a compound heterozygote for PEX6 gene alleles. Accordingly, by merging CG6 with CG4, human PBDs are now classified into 12 ...
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Peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBD) are a group of inherited conditions caused by faulty assembly of peroxisomes, structures located inside cells that regulate levels of important fats and lipids in the body. When there is faulty peroxisome assembly, as in PBD, these important fats and lipids either accumulate or are not made. There is no specific treatment for these disorders, and management is supportive. In order to complement existing supportive therapies, physicians and researchers are still actively looking for new treatments acting on the root cause of PBD: the peroxisome function. To identify drugs that help recover peroxisome function a group of scientists developed a laboratory-based research test aimed at reviewing the activity of the large number of potential treatments. Using this test, they have uncovered that Betaine can improve the function of the peroxisome, when the defect is caused by a PEX1-Gly843Asp mutation, and as such may improve the overall health of child suffering ...
Peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBD) are a group of inherited conditions caused by faulty assembly of peroxisomes, structures located inside cells that regulate levels of important fats and lipids in the body. When there is faulty peroxisome assembly, as in PBD, these important fats and lipids either accumulate or are not made. There is no specific treatment for these disorders, and management is supportive. In order to complement existing supportive therapies, physicians and researchers are still actively looking for new treatments acting on the root cause of PBD: the peroxisome function. To identify drugs that help recover peroxisome function a group of scientists developed a laboratory-based research test aimed at reviewing the activity of the large number of potential treatments. Using this test, they have uncovered that Betaine can improve the function of the peroxisome, when the defect is caused by a PEX1-Gly843Asp mutation, and as such may improve the overall health of child suffering ...
Leaf peroxisomes are present in greening cotyledons and contain enzymes of the glycolate pathway that functions in photorespiration. However, only a few leaf peroxisomal proteins, that is hydroxypyruvate reductase (HPR), glycolate oxidase (GO) and alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase 1 (AGT1), have been characterized, and other functions in leaf peroxisomes have not been solved. To better understand the functions of leaf peroxisomes, we established a method to isolate leaf peroxisomes of greening cotyledons. We analyzed 53 proteins by MALDI-TOF MS and then identified 29 proteins. Among them, five proteins are related to the glycolate pathway, four proteins function in scavenging of hydrogen peroxide and additionally 20 novel leaf peroxisomal proteins were identified. In particular, protein kinases and protein phosphatase were first identified as peroxisomal proteins suggesting that protein phosphorylation is one of the regulatory mechanisms in leaf peroxisomes. Novel leaf peroxisomal proteins ...
We report a methodology for the isolation of peroxisome membranes from the yeast Candida tropicalis pK233 grown on oleic acid, and the characterization of the polypeptide and lipid compositions of these membranes. Peroxisomes purified in either sucrose or Nycodenz gradients are treated with Tris-HCl (pH 8.5) and then with sodium carbonate (pH 11.5) to yield a final peroxisome membrane preparation (hereafter called peroxisome membranes). Electron microscopy revealed peroxisome membranes that are approximately 8.1 nm thick, have a typical trilaminar appearance, and form either flattened sheets or whorled structures. Peroxisome membranes contain 3.1% and 2.2% of the total protein of sucrose- and Nycodenz-gradient-purified peroxisomes, respectively. Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis showed three predominant polypeptide bands of 34 (PMP 34), 29 (PMP 29), and 24 (PMP 24) × 10(3) Mr in peroxisome membranes. Immunoblotting with an antiserum to PMP 24 showed that PMP ...
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Impaired neuronal migration and cell death are commonly observed in patients with peroxisomal biogenesis disorders (PBDs), and in mouse models of this diseases. In Pex11β-deficient mice, we observed that the deletion of a single allele of the Pex11β gene (Pex11β+/− heterozygous mice) caused cell death in primary neuronal cultures prepared from the neocortex and cerebellum, although to a lesser extent as compared with the homozygous-null animals (Pex11β−/− mice). In corresponding brain sections, cell death was rare, but differences between the genotypes were similar to those found in vitro. Because PEX11β has been implicated in peroxisomal proliferation, we searched for alterations in peroxisomal abundance in the brain of heterozygous and homozygous Pex11β-null mice compared with wild-type animals. Deletion of one allele of the Pex11β gene slightly increased the abundance of peroxisomes, whereas the deletion of both alleles caused a 30% reduction in peroxisome number. The size of the ...
Author(s): Wang, Xiaofeng; Wang, Pingping; Zhang, Zhuangzhuang; Farré, Jean-Claude; Li, Xuezhi; Wang, Ruonan; Xia, Zhijie; Subramani, Suresh; Ma, Changle | Abstract: Damaged or redundant peroxisomes and their luminal cargoes are removed by pexophagy, a selective autophagy pathway. In yeasts, pexophagy depends mostly on the pexophagy receptors, such as Atg30 for Pichia pastoris and Atg36 for Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the autophagy scaffold proteins, Atg11 and Atg17, and the core autophagy machinery. In P. pastoris, the receptors for peroxisomal matrix proteins containing peroxisomal targeting signals (PTSs) include the PTS1 receptor, Pex5, and the PTS2 receptor and co-receptor, Pex7 and Pex20, respectively. These shuttling receptors are predominantly cytosolic and only partially peroxisomal. It remains unresolved as to whether, when and how the cytosolic pools of peroxisomal receptors, as well as the peroxisomal matrix proteins, are degraded under pexophagy conditions. These cytosolic pools exist both
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In recent years, substantial progress has been made in the identification of proteins involved in peroxisome biogenesis. However, with the exception of the peroxisome-targeting signal receptors and the receptor docking proteins, the function of most of these proteins, called peroxins, remains largely unknown. One step toward elucidating the function of a protein is to identify its interacting partners. We have used a non-transcription-based bacterial two-hybrid system to analyze the interactions among a set of 12 mammalian peroxins and a yeast protein three-hybrid system to investigate whether proteins that interact with the same peroxin and have overlapping binding sites cooperate or compete for this site. Here we report a detailed interaction map of these peroxins and demonstrate that (i) farnesylation, and not the CAAX motif, of Pex19p strongly enhances its affinity for Pex13p; (ii) the CAAXmotif, and not farnesylation, of Pex19p strongly enhances its affinity for Pex11pβ; and (iii) the ...
Peroxisomes are essential organelles for normal cellular function and are responsible for performing over 50 metabolic reactions, most of which consume or generate molecular oxygen. They are highly versatile, with both anabolic and catabolic functions, many of which are induced only under appropriate conditions. Many reactions, such as β-oxidation of VLCFAs, take place exclusively within peroxisomes. Other reactions, such as β-oxidation of long-chain fatty acids, occur in other compartments within the cell, but the peroxisomal pathway is highly inducible and allows for fine-tuning of the metabolic environment. For many pathways, such as the first steps in plasmalogen synthesis, essential portions of the reactions take place within peroxisomes and intermediates are shunted to other cellular organelles for additional processing.. Much of what has been learned about peroxisomes stems from the search to understand diseases where one or more peroxisomal functions are deficient. Peroxisomal diseases ...
Plant peroxisomes are recognized organelles that - with their capacity to generate greater amounts of H2O2 than other subcellular compartments - have a remarkable oxidative metabolism. However, over the last 15 years, new information has shown that plant peroxisomes contain other important molecules and enzymes, including nitric oxide (NO), peroxynitrite, a NADPH-recycling system, Ca2+ and lipid-derived signals, such as jasmonic acid (JA) and nitro-fatty acid (NO2-FA). This highlights the potential for complex interactions within the peroxisomal nitro-oxidative metabolism, which also affects the status of the cell and consequently its physiological processes. In this review, we provide an update on the peroxisomal interactions between all these molecules. Particular emphasis will be placed on the generation of the free-radical NO, which requires the presence of Ca2+, calmodulin and NADPH redox power. Peroxisomes possess several NADPH regeneration mechanisms, such as those mediated by ...