Topics include the functions of distinct tight junction proteins as barrier or channel formers for solutes and water, characteristics of the tight junction in inflammatory bowel diseases, posttranslational modifications of tight junction proteins, the relation between renal tight junction proteins and blood pressure control, and the molecular structure of claudin–claudin interactions
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Tight junctions: Molecular structure meets function (Jörg–Dieter Schulzke and Michael Fromm).
The Life and Work of Shoichiro Tsukita (James Melvin Anderson).
Part I. Molecular Structure of the Tight Junction
1. Mechanisms of outside–in signaling at the tight junction by junctional adhesionmolecule A Eric A. Severson and Charles A. Parkos).
2. The oligomerization of the coiled coil–domain of occluddin is redox–sensitive (Juliane K. Walter, Christine Rueckert, Martin Voss, Sebastian L. Müller, Jörg Piontek, Klaus Gast and Ingolf E. Blasig).
3. Vertebrate animal models unravel physiological roles for Zonula occludens tight junction adaptor proteins (Walter Hunziker, Tania K. Kiener, and Jianliang Xu).
4. Structure and function of extracellular claudin domains (Gerd Krause, Lars Winkler, Christian Piehl, Ingolf Blasig, Jörg Piontek, Sebastian L. Müller).
5. Roles of ZO–1 and ZO–2 in establishment of the belt–like adherens and tight junctions with paracellular permselective barrier function (Sachiko Tsukita, Tatsuya Katsuno, Yuji Yamazaki, Kazuaki Umeda, Atsushi Tamura, and Shoichiro Tsukita).
6. Molecular basis for cation selectivity in claudin–2–based pores (Alan S. L. Yu).
7. The role claudin–based tight junctions in morphogenesis (Mikio Furuse).
8. Occludin phosphorylation in regulation of epithelial tight junctions (Radhakrishna Rao).
9. Differential phosphorylation of occludin and tricellulin by CK2 and CK1 (Max J. Dörfel, Julie K. Westphal and Otmar Huber).
Part II. Regulation of the Tight Junction and Barrier Function.
10. High resolution analysis of barrier function (Michael Fromm, Susanne M. Krug, Sebastian Zeissig, Jan F. Richter, Rita Rosenthal, Jörg–Dieter Schulzke and Dorothee Günzel).
11. Claudin–2–dependent changes in noncharged solute flux are mediated by the extracellular domains and require attachment to the PDZ–scaffold (Christina M. Van Itallie, Jennifer Holmes, Arlene Bridges and James Melvin Anderson).
12. The tight junction protein cingulin regulates gene expression and RhoA signalling (Sandra Citi, Serge Paschoud, Pamela Pulimeno, Francesco Timolati, Fabrizio De Robertis, Lionel Jond and Laurent Guillemot).
13. Modification of tight junction structure and permeability by nutritional means (James M. Mullin, Sonja M. Skrovanekc, and Mary Carmen Valenzanoa).
14. ZO–1 and ZO–2 are Cytosolic Scaffolds that Regulate the Assembly of Cellular Junctions (Alan S. Fanning and James M. Anderson).
15. The tight junction protein ZO–2 blocks cell cycle progression and inhibits cyclin D1 expression (Lorenza Gonzalez–Mariscal, Rocio Tapia, Miriam Huerta and Esther Lopez–Bayghen).
16. Analysis of claudin genes in pediatric patients with Bartter′s syndrome (Yan–Hua Chen, Jen–Jar Lin, Beverly G. Jeansonne,Rodney Tatum, and Qun Lua).
17. Mechanisms of epithelial cell shedding in the mammalian intestine and maintenance of barrier function (Alastair J.M. Watson, Carrie A Duckworth, Yanfang Guan and Marshall H. Montrose).
18. Cysteine mutagenesis to study the structure of claudin–2 paracellular (Susanne Angelow and Alan S. L. Yu).
19. Insights into driving forces and paracellular permeability from claudin–16 knockdown mouse (Qixian Shan, Nina Himmerkus, Jianghui Hou, Daniel A. Goodenough and Markus Bleich).
20. Claudin function in the thick ascending limb of Henle′s loop (Dorothee Günzel, Lea Haisch, Sandra Pfaffenbach, Susanne M. Krug, Susanne Milatz, Salah Amasheh, Walter Hunziker and Dominik Müller).
21. Cadherin mediated regulation of tight junctions in stratifying epithelia (Christian Michels, Saeed Yadranji Aghdam and Carien M. Niessen).
Part III. Immune System, Microbes, and the Gastrointestinal Barrier.
22. Tight junctions and enteropathogenic E. coli (Andrew W. Weflen, Neal M. Alto, and Gail A. Hecht).
23. Modulation of intestinal barrier properties by probiotics role in reversing colitis (Silvia C. Resta–Lenert and Kim E. Barrett).
24. Effect of probiotics on intestinal barrier function (Rudolf Mennigen and Matthias Bruewer).
25. Probiotic therapy in radiation induced intestinal injury and repair (Matthew A Ciorba and William F. Stenson).
26. Tight junctions, intestinal permeability and autoimmunity. The Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes Paradigms (Jeroen Visser, Jan Rozing, Anna Sapone, Karen Lammers, and Alessio Fasano).
27. Corticotropin–releasing hormone and mast cells in the regulation of mucosal barrier function in the human colon (Conny Wallon and Johan D. Söderholm).
Part IV. Transport and Epithelial Barrier.
28. Tight junction proteins as channel formers and barrier builders: claudin–2, –5, and –8 (Salah Amasheh, Susanne Milatz, Susanne M. Krug, Alexander G. Markov, Dorothee Günzel, Maren Amasheh and Michael Fromm).
29. Dynamic regulation of epithelial cell fate and barrier function by intercellular Junctions (Stefan Koch and Asma Nusrat).
30. Control of the blood brain barrier by glucocorticoids and the cells of the neurovascular unit (Susanne Kröll, Jehad El–Gindi, Gokulan Thanabalasundaram, Patcharee Panpumthong, Sebastian Schrot, Christoph Hartmann and Hans–Joachim Galla).
31. Regulation of intestinal electroneutral sodium absorption and the brush border Na+/H+ exchanger (NHE3) by intracellular calcium (Nicholas C. Zachos, Olga Kovbasnjuk and Mark Donowitz).
32. The role of the NHERF family of PDZ scaffolding proteins in the regulation of salt and water transport: lessons learned from knockout mice (Ursula Seidler, Anurag Kumar Singh, Ayhan Cinar, Mingmin Chen, Jutta Hillesheim, Boris Hogema and Brigitte Riederer).
33. Regulation of the intestinal anion exchanger DRA (down regulated in adenoma) (Georg Lamprecht, Vera Gaco, Jerrold R. Turner, Dorgam Natour and Michael Gregor).
34. Barrier effects of nutritional factors (Maren Amasheh, Susanne Andres, Salah Amasheh, Michael Fromm and Jörg–Dieter Schulzke).
35. Pathways of gliadin transport in celiac disease (Martine Heyman and Sandrine Menard).
36. A new insight into pathophysiological mechanisms of zinc in diarrhea (Kazi Mirajul Hoque, Rafiquel Sarker, Sandra E. Guggino and Chung–Ming Tse).
Part V. Inflammation and Gastrointestinal Function.
37. Mechanisms of diarrhea in inflammatory bowel diseases (Henry J. Binder).
38. Epithelial tight junctions in intestinal inflammation (Joerg D. Schulzke, Svenja Ploeger, Maren Amasheh, Anja Fromm, Sebastian Zeissig, Hanno Troeger, Jan Richter, Christian Bojarski, Michael Schumann and Michael Fromm).
39. Mechanisms of tight junction dysregulation in the SAMP1/YitFc model of Crohn′s disease–like ileitis (Brian K. Reuter and Theresa T. Pizarro).
40. The role of JAM–A in Inflammatory bowel disease: unrevealing the ties that bind (Stefania Vetrano and Silvio Danese).
41. No static at all: A new perspective on molecular architecture of the tight junction (W. Vallen Graham, Amanda M. Marchiando, Le Shen and Jerrold R. Turner).
42. Lymphoepithelial Interactions: A new paradigm (Stephanie Dahan, Franziska Roth–Walter, Andrea P. Martin, Paul Arnaboldi and Lloyd Mayer).
43. Metabolic stress evokes decreases in epithelial barrier function: mechanistic insights from in vitro and in vivo model systems (Kimberley Lewis and Derek M. McKay).
44. Enteral versus parenteral nutrition: Effect on intestinal barrier function (Hua Yang, Yongjia Feng, Xiaoyi Sun and Daniel H. Teitelbaum).