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NaIO3-Induced Mouse Model of Aging-Related Macular Degeneration Displayed Altered Expression Patterns of Sumoylation Enzymes E1, E2 and E3

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Qian Nie, Xiaodong Gong, Lili Gong, Lan Zhang, Xiangcheng Tang, Ling Wang, Fangyuan Liu, Jia-ling Fu, Jia-Wen Xiang, Yuan Xiao, Zhongwen Luo, Ruili Qi, Zhigang Chen, Yunfei Liu, Qian Sun, Wenjie Qing, Lan Yang, Jie Xie, Ming Zou, Yuwen Gan, Huimin Chen and David Wan-Cheng Li*   Pages 1 - 6 ( 6 )

Abstract:


Protein sumoylation is a highly dynamic and reversible post-translational modification, involving covalent conjugation of the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) to the lysine residue of the target protein. Similar to ubiquitination, sumoylation is catalyzed by E1, E2 and several E3 ligases. However, sumoylation usually does not cause protein degradation but alter the target function through diverse mechanisms. Increasing evidences have shown that sumoylation plays pivotal roles in the pathogenesis of human diseases, including neuron degeneration, cancer and heart disease, etc. We and others have shown that sumoylation is critically implicated in mouse eye development. However, the expression of sumoylation machinery has not been characterized in normal and pathogenic retina. Worldwide, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in aged person. In the present study, we investigated the expression of the major sumoylation enzymes in normal mice and sodium iodate-induced AMD mouse model. Dynamic expressions of E1, E2 and E3 enzymes were found during the time course of RPE and retina degeneration, which revealed the potential regulatory roles of sumoylation in AMD pathogenesis.

Keywords:

Age-related macular degeneration, oxidative stress, sumoylation enzymes, E1, E2, E3

Affiliation:

The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230, The State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, #7 Jinsui Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510230



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