Thursday, December 15, 2016

Catching up on Drosophila papers related to neurodegenerative disease--research reports and a review

Alzheimer's disease

Liu QF, Lee JH, Kim YM, Lee S, Hong YK, Hwang S, Oh Y, Lee K, Yun HS, Lee IS, Jeon S, Chin YW, Koo BS, Cho KS. In Vivo Screening of Traditional Medicinal Plants for Neuroprotective Activity against Aβ42 Cytotoxicity by Using Drosophila Models of Alzheimer's Disease. Biol Pharm Bull. 2015;38(12):1891-901. PMID: 26458335.

Wang X, Perumalsamy H, Kwon HW, Na YE, Ahn YJ. Effects and possible mechanisms of action of acacetin on the behavior and eye morphology of Drosophila models of Alzheimer's disease. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 4;5:16127. PMID: 26530776; PMCID: PMC4632086.

Kong Y, Wu J, Zhang D, Wan C, Yuan L. The Role of miR-124 in Drosophila Alzheimer's Disease Model by Targeting Delta in Notch Signaling Pathway. Curr Mol Med. 2015;15(10):980-9. PubMed PMID: 26592243.

Peng F, Zhao Y, Huang X, Chen C, Sun L, Zhuang L, Xue L. Loss of Polo ameliorates APP-induced Alzheimer's disease-like symptoms in Drosophila. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 24;5:16816. PMID: 26597721; PMCID: PMC4657023.

Geng J, Xia L, Li W, Zhao C, Dou F. Cycloheximide Treatment Causes a ZVAD-Sensitive Protease-Dependent Cleavage of Human Tau in Drosophila Cells. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016;49(4):1161-8. PMID: 26599052; PMCID: PMC4927919.

Haddadi M, Nongthomba U, Jahromi SR, Ramesh SR. Transgenic Drosophila model to study apolipoprotein E4-induced neurodegeneration. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Mar 15;301:10-8. PMID: 26706888.

Wang X, Ma Y, Zhao Y, Chen Y, Hu Y, Chen C, Shao Y, Xue L. APLP1 promotes dFoxO-dependent cell death in Drosophila. Apoptosis. 2015 Jun;20(6):778-86. PMID: 25740230.

Lau HC, Lee IK, Ko PW, Lee HW, Huh JS, Cho WJ, Lim JO. Non-invasive screening for Alzheimer's disease by sensing salivary sugar using Drosophila cells expressing gustatory receptor (Gr5a) immobilized on an extended gate ion-sensitive field-effect transistor (EG-ISFET) biosensor. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 25;10(2):e0117810. PMID: 25714733; PMCID: PMC4340960.

Frenkel-Pinter M, Tal S, Scherzer-Attali R, Abu-Hussien M, Alyagor I, Eisenbaum T, Gazit E, Segal D. Naphthoquinone-Tryptophan Hybrid Inhibits Aggregation of the Tau-Derived Peptide PHF6 and Reduces Neurotoxicity. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016;51(1):165-78. PMID: 26836184.


Chai A, Pennetta G. Insights into ALS pathomechanisms: from flies to humans. Fly (Austin). 2015;9(2):91-8. PMID: 26594942; PMCID: PMC4826116. ---REVIEW

Cragnaz L, Klima R, De Conti L, Romano G, Feiguin F, Buratti E, Baralle M, Baralle FE. An age-related reduction of brain TBPH/TDP-43 levels precedes the onset of locomotion defects in a Drosophila ALS model. Neuroscience. 2015 Dec 17;311:415-21. PMID: 26518462.

Xia Q, Wang H, Hao Z, Fu C, Hu Q, Gao F, Ren H, Chen D, Han J, Ying Z, Wang G. TDP-43 loss of function increases TFEB activity and blocks autophagosome-lysosome fusion. EMBO J. 2016 Jan 18;35(2):121-42. PMID: 26702100; PMCID: PMC4718457.

Romano M, Feiguin F, Buratti E. TBPH/TDP-43 modulates translation of Drosophila futsch mRNA through an UG-rich sequence within its 5'UTR. Brain Res. 2016 Sep 15;1647:50-6. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.02.022. PubMed PMID: 26902497.


Tran H, Almeida S, Moore J, Gendron TF, Chalasani U, Lu Y, Du X, Nickerson JA, Petrucelli L, Weng Z, Gao FB. Differential Toxicity of Nuclear RNA Foci versus Dipeptide Repeat Proteins in a Drosophila Model of C9ORF72 FTD/ALS. Neuron. 2015 Sep 23;87(6):1207-14. PMID: 26402604; PMCID: PMC4589299.

Parkinson's disease

West RJ, Elliott CJ, Wade AR. Classification of Parkinson's Disease Genotypes in Drosophila Using Spatiotemporal Profiling of Vision. Sci Rep. 2015 Nov 24;5:16933. PMID: 26597171; PMCID: PMC4657034.

Gao F, Chen D, Si J, Hu Q, Qin Z, Fang M, Wang G. The mitochondrial protein BNIP3L is the substrate of PARK2 and mediates mitophagy in PINK1/PARK2 pathway. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 May 1;24(9):2528-38. PMID: 25612572.

Vos M, Verstreken P, Klein C. Stimulation of electron transport as potential novel therapy in Parkinson's disease with mitochondrial dysfunction. Biochem Soc Trans. 2015 Apr;43(2):275-9. PMID: 25849929.

Wiemerslage L, Lee D. Quantification of mitochondrial morphology in neurites of dopaminergic neurons using multiple parameters. J Neurosci Methods. 2016 Mar 15;262:56-65. PMID: 26777473; PMCID: PMC4775301. ---PROTOCOL

Langston RG, Rudenko IN, Cookson MR. The function of orthologues of the human Parkinson's disease gene LRRK2 across species: implications for disease modelling in preclinical research. Biochem J. 2016 Feb 1;473(3):221-32. PMID: 26811536.

Shiba-Fukushima K, Arano T, Matsumoto G, Inoshita T, Yoshida S, Ishihama Y, Ryu KY, Nukina N, Hattori N, Imai Y. Phosphorylation of mitochondrial polyubiquitin by PINK1 promotes Parkin mitochondrial tethering. PLoS Genet. 2014 Dec 4;10(12):e1004861. PMID: 25474007; PMCID: PMC4256268.


Poças GM, Branco-Santos J, Herrera F, Outeiro TF, Domingos PM. α-Synuclein modifies mutant huntingtin aggregation and neurotoxicity in Drosophila. Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Apr 1;24(7):1898-907. PMID: 25452431; PMCID: PMC4355023.

Stroedicke M, Bounab Y, Strempel N, Klockmeier K, Yigit S, Friedrich RP, Chaurasia G, Li S, Hesse F, Riechers SP, Russ J, Nicoletti C, Boeddrich A, Wiglenda T, Haenig C, Schnoegl S, Fournier D, Graham RK, Hayden MR, Sigrist S, Bates GP, Priller J, Andrade-Navarro MA, Futschik ME, Wanker EE. Systematic interaction network filtering identifies CRMP1 as a novel suppressor of huntingtin misfolding and neurotoxicity. Genome Res. 2015 May;25(5):701-13. PMID: 25908449; PMCID: PMC4417118.

Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia

Blount JR, Tsou WL, Ristic G, Burr AA, Ouyang M, Galante H, Scaglione KM, Todi SV. Ubiquitin-binding site 2 of ataxin-3 prevents its proteasomal degradation by interacting with Rad23. Nat Commun. 2014 Aug 21;5:4638. PMID: 25144244; PMCID: PMC4237202.

Prion disease

Steinert JR. Prion protein as a mediator of synaptic transmission. Commun Integr Biol. 2015 Aug 14;8(4):e1063753. PMID: 26478992; PMCID: PMC4594542.

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