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Altered MCM Protein Levels and Autophagic Flux in Aged and Systemic Sclerosis Dermal Fibroblasts.
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PMID:  24496236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aging is a common risk factor of many disorders. With age, the level of insoluble extracellular matrix increases leading to increased stiffness of a number of tissues. Matrix accumulation can also be observed in fibrotic disorders, such as systemic sclerosis (SSc). Although the intrinsic aging process in skin is phenotypically distinct from SSc, here we demonstrate similar behavior of aged and SSc skin fibroblasts in culture. We have used quantitative proteomics to characterize the phenotype of dermal fibroblasts from healthy subjects of various ages and from patients with SSc. Our results demonstrate that proteins involved in DNA and RNA processing decrease with age and in SSc, while those involved in mitochondrial and other metabolic processes behave the opposite. Specifically, mini-chromosome maintenance (MCM) helicase proteins are less abundant with age and SSc, and they exhibit an altered subcellular distribution. We observed that lower levels of MCM7 correlate with reduced cell proliferation, lower autophagic capacity and higher intracellular protein expression phenotypes of aged and SSc cells. Additionally, we show that SSc fibroblasts exhibit higher levels of senescence than their healthy counterparts, suggesting further similarities between the fibrotic disorder and the aging process. Hence, at the molecular level, SSc fibroblasts exhibit intrinsic characteristics of fibroblasts from aged skin.Journal of Investigative Dermatology accepted article preview online, 4 February 2014; doi:10.1038/jid.2014.69.
Verónica I Dumit; Victoria Küttner; Jakob Käppler; Sonsoles Piera-Velazquez; Sergio A Jimenez; Leena Bruckner-Tuderman; Jouni Uitto; Jörn Dengjel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of investigative dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1523-1747     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Invest. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
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Created Date:  2014-2-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0426720     Medline TA:  J Invest Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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