Effects of the Known Pathogenic Mutations on the Aggregation Pathway of the Amyloidogenic Peptide of Apolipoprotein A-I(323 visite) Raimondi S, Guglielmi F, Giorgetti S, Di Gaetano S, Arciello A, Monti DM, Relini A, Nichino D, Doglia SM, Natalello A, Pucci P, Mangione P, Obici L, Merlini G, Stoppini M, Robustelli P, Tartaglia GG, Vendruscolo M, Dobson CM, Piccoli R, Bellotti V
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major constituent of fibrils isolated from patients affected by the amyloidosis caused by ApoA-I mutations. We have prepared eight polypeptides corresponding to all the currently known amyloidogenic variants of the N-terminal region of ApoA-I, other than a truncation mutation, and investigated their aggregation kinetics and the associated structural modifications. All the variants adopted a monomeric highly disordered structure in solution at neutral pH, whereas acidification of the solution induced an unstable alpha-helical conformation and the subsequent aggregation into the cross-beta structure aggregate. Two mutations (Delta 70-72 and L90P) almost abrogated the lag phase of the aggregation process, three mutations (Delta 60-71, L75P, and W50R) significantly accelerated the aggregation rate by 2- to 3-fold, while the remaining three variants (L64P, L60R, and G26R) were not significantly different from the wild type. Therefore, an increase in aggregation propensity cannot explain per se the mechanism of the disease for all the variants. Prediction of the protection factors for hydrogen exchange in the native state of full-length protein reveals, in almost all the variants, an expansion of the conformational fluctuations that could favour the proteolytic cleavage and the release of the amyloidogenic peptide. Such an event seems to be a necessary prerequisite for ApoA-I fibrillogenesis in vivo, but the observed increased aggregation propensity of certain variants can have a strong influence on the severity of the disease, such as an earlier onset and a faster progression. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Kim YH, Shin SW, Pellicano R, Fagoonee S, Choi IJ, Kim YI, Park B, Choi JM, Kim SG, Choi J, Park JY, Oh S, Yang HJ, Lim JH, Im JP, Kim JS, Jung HC, Ponzetto A, Figura N, Malfertheiner P, Choi IJ, Kook MC, Kim YI, Cho SJ, Lee JY, Kim CG, Park B, Nam BH, Bae SE, Choi KD, Choe J, Kim SO, Na HK, Choi JY, Ahn JY, Jung KW, Lee J, Kim DH, Chang HS, Song HJ, Lee GH, Jung HY, Seta T, Takahashi Y, Noguchi Y, Shikata S, Sakai T, Sakai K, Yamashita Y, Nakayama T, Leja M, Park JY, Murillo R, Liepniece-karele I, Isajevs S, Kikuste I, Rudzite D, Krike P, Parshutin S, Polaka I, Kirsners A, Santare D, Folkmanis V, Daugule I, Plummer M, Herrero R, Tsukamoto T, Nakagawa M, Kiriyama Y, Toyoda T, Cao X, Corral JE, Mera R, Dye CW, Morgan DR, Lee YC, Lin JT, Garcia Martin R, Matia Cubillo A, Lee SH, Park JM, Han YM, Ko WJ, Hahm KB, Leontiadis GI, Ford AC, Ichinose M, Sugano K, Jeong M, Park JM, Han YM, Park KY, Lee DH, Yoo JH, Cho JY, Hahm KB, Bang CS, Baik GH, Shin IS, Kim JB, Suk KT, Yoon JH, Kim YS, Kim DJ * Helicobacter pylori Eradication for Prevention of Metachronous Recurrence after Endoscopic Resection of Early Gastric Cancer(144 visite) N Engl J Med (ISSN: 0028-4793, 0028-4793linking, 1533-4406electronic), 2015 Jun; 30642104201566393291: 749-756. Impact Factor:59.558 DettagliEsporta in BibTeXEsporta in EndNote
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