Paul C Marcogliese

Paul C Marcogliese
University of Manitoba | UMN

PhD

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Introduction
Paul C Marcogliese currently works at the Department of Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine. Paul does research in Genetics and Neuroscience.
Additional affiliations
July 2016 - present
Baylor College of Medicine
Position
  • PostDoc Position
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  • Lab of Hugo J. Bellen
September 2010 - June 2016
University of Ottawa
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  • PhD Student
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  • Lab of David S. Park

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Publications (41)
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Progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta is the primary cause for motor symptoms observed in Parkinson's disease (PD). Mutations in leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) are the most commonly linked contributor to familial PD. LRRK2 is suggested to be involved in a wide variety of cellular processes, but...
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Leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2) has been implicated in both familial and sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD), yet its pathogenic role remains unclear. A previous screen in Drosophila identified Scar/WAVE (Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein-family verproline) proteins as potential genetic interactors of LRRK2 Here, we provide evidence that LRRK2 mo...
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Interferon regulatory factor 2 binding protein-like (IRF2BPL) encodes a member of the IRF2BP family of transcriptional regulators. Currently the biological function of this gene is obscure, and the gene has not been associated with a Mendelian disease. Here we describe seven individuals who carry damaging heterozygous variants in IRF2BPL and are af...
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De novo truncations in Interferon Regulatory Factor 2 Binding Protein Like (IRF2BPL) lead to severe childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorders. To determine how loss of IRF2BPL causes neural dysfunction, we examined its function in Drosophila and zebrafish. Overexpression of either IRF2BPL or Pits, the Drosophila ortholog, represses Wnt transcript...
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Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit an increased burden of de novo mutations (DNMs) in a broadening range of genes. While these studies have implicated hundreds of genes in ASD pathogenesis, which DNMs cause functional consequences in vivo remains unclear. We functionally test the effects of ASD missense DNMs using Drosophila th...
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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by accumulation of α -synuclein and the loss of dopaminergic neurons. Mutations which cause an increase in the kinase activity of Leucine-Rich-Repeat Kinase-2 (LRRK2) are a major inherited cause of PD. Research continues to determine which targets LRRK2 phosphorylates to cause disease. Polymorphisms in the...
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Background: The endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-membrane protein complex (EMC) is a multi-protein transmembrane complex composed of 10 subunits that functions as a membrane-protein chaperone. Variants in EMC1 lead to neurodevelopmental delay and cerebellar degeneration. Multiple families with biallelic variants have been published, yet to date, only a...
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Cerebellar hypoplasia and dysplasia encompass a group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders frequently associated with neurodevelopmental impairment. The Neuron Navigator 2 ( NAV2 ) gene (MIM: 607,026) encodes a member of the Neuron Navigator protein family, widely expressed within the central nervous system (CNS), and particularly...
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TIAM Rac1-associated GEF 1 (TIAM1) regulates RAC1 signaling pathways that affect the control of neuronal morphogenesis and neurite outgrowth by modulating the actin cytoskeletal network. To date, TIAM1 has not been associated with a Mendelian disorder. Here, we describe five individuals with bi-allelic TIAM1 missense variants who have developmental...
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Significance Multiple studies have implicated dozens of risk loci that may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but common mechanisms underlying how they may contribute to disease onset or progression remain elusive. This study identifies cell-specific roles for Drosophila orthologs of AD risk genes in lipid droplet formation that, when dis...
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TM2 domain containing (TM2D) proteins are conserved in metazoans and encoded by three separate genes in each model organism species that has been sequenced. Rare variants in TM2D3 are associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and its fly ortholog almondex is required for embryonic Notch signaling. However, the functions of this gene family remain el...
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TM2 domain containing (TM2D) proteins are conserved in metazoans and encoded by three separate genes in each species. Rare variants in TM2D3 are associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its fly ortholog almondex is required for embryonic Notch signaling. However, the functions of this gene family remain elusive. We knocked-out all three TM2D ge...
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A growing list of Alzheimers disease (AD) genetic risk factors is being identified, but the contribution of these genetic mutations to disease remains largely unknown. Accumulating data support a role of lipid dysregulation and excessive ROS in the etiology of AD. Here, we identified cell-specific roles for eight AD risk-associated genes in ROS-ind...
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Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exhibit an increased burden of de novo variants in a broadening range of genes. We functionally tested the effects of ASD missense variants using Drosophila through humanization rescue and overexpression-based strategies. We studied 79 ASD variants in 74 genes identified in the Simons Simplex Collect...
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Background CTNNB1 (MIM 116806) encodes beta‐catenin, an adherens junction protein that supports the integrity between layers of epithelial tissue and mediates intercellular signaling. Recently, various heterozygous germline variants in CTNNB1 have been associated with human disease, including neurodevelopmental disorder with spastic diplegia and vi...
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In multipolar vertebrate neurons, action potentials (APs) initiate close to the soma, at the axonal initial segment. Invertebrate neurons are typically unipolar with dendrites integrating directly into the axon. Where APs are initiated in the axons of invertebrate neurons is unclear. Voltage-gated sodium (NaV) channels are a functional hallmark of...
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The Translocase of Outer Mitochondrial Membrane (TOMM) complex is the entry gate for virtually all mitochondrial proteins and is essential to build the mitochondrial proteome. TOMM70 is a receptor that assists mainly in mitochondrial protein import. Here, we report two individuals with de novo variants in the C-terminal region of TOMM70. While both...
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We identified three unrelated individuals with de novo missense variants in CDK19, encoding a cyclin-dependent kinase protein family member that predominantly regulates gene transcription. These individuals presented with hypotonia, global developmental delay, epileptic encephalopathy, and dysmorphic features. CDK19 is conserved between vertebrate...
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ACOX1 (acyl-CoA oxidase 1) encodes the first and rate-limiting enzyme of the very-long-chain fatty acid (VLCFA) β-oxidation pathway in peroxisomes and leads to H2O2 production. Unexpectedly, Drosophila (d) ACOX1 is mostly expressed and required in glia, and loss of ACOX1 leads to developmental delay, pupal death, reduced lifespan, impaired synaptic...
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Postsynaptic density (PSD) proteins have been implicated in the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Here, we present detailed clinical and genetic data for 20 patients with likely gene-disrupting mutations in TANC2—whose protein product interacts with multiple PSD proteins. Pediatric patients with disruptive mutations p...
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We report two consanguineous families with probands that exhibit intellectual disability, developmental delay, short stature, aphasia, and hypotonia in which homozygous non-synonymous variants were identified in IQSEC1 (GenBank: NM_001134382.3). In a Pakistani family, the IQSEC1 segregating variant is c.1028C>T (p.Thr343Met), while in a Saudi Arabi...
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Variants in the leucine-rich repeat kinase-2 ( LRRK2 ) gene are associated with Parkinson’s disease, leprosy, and Crohn’s disease, three disorders with inflammation as an important component. Because of its high expression in granulocytes and CD68-positive cells, LRRK2 may have a function in innate immunity. We tested this hypothesis in two ways. F...
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The unfolded protein response (UPR) triggered by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is a feature of many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although the vast majority of PD is sporadic, mutations in a number of genes including PARK7 which encodes the protein DJ-1 have been lin...
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The pathogenic mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease (PD)/parkinsonism affect mitochondrial and endolysosomal trafficking. The retromer is required to retrieve some proteins from endosomes to the Golgi and plasma membrane. Here, we discuss how retromer-dependent retrieval also affects ceramide metabolism. Compelling studies across PD models in...
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Interferon regulatory factor 2 binding protein-like (IRF2BPL) encodes a member of the IRF2BP family of transcriptional regulators. Currently the biological function of this gene is obscure, and the gene has not been associated with a Mendelian disease. Here we describe seven individuals who carry damaging heterozygous variants in IRF2BPL and are af...
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The Interferon Regulatory Factor 2 Binding Protein Like (IRF2BPL) gene encodes a member of the IRF2BP family of transcriptional regulators. Currently the biological function of this gene is obscure, and the gene has not been associated with a Mendelian disease. Here we describe seven individuals affected with neurological symptoms who carry damagin...
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Emerging evidence has demonstrated a growing genetic component in Parkinson disease (PD). For instance, loss-of-function mutations in PINK1 or PARKIN can cause autosomal recessive PD. Recently, PINK1 and PARKIN have been implicated in the same signaling pathway to regulate mitochondrial clearance through recruitment of PARKIN by stabilization of PI...
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Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative brain diseases; it is accompanied by extensive loss of dopamine (DA) neurons of the substantia nigra that project to the putamen, leading to impaired motor functions. Several genes have been associated with hereditary forms of the disease and transgenic mice have been developed...
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DJ-1 mutations cause autosomal recessive early-onset Parkinson disease (PD). We report a model of PD pathology: the DJ1-C57 mouse. A subset of DJ-1-nullizygous mice, when fully backcrossed to a C57BL/6J background, display dramatic early-onset unilateral loss of dopaminergic (DA) neurons in their substantia nigra pars compacta, progressing to bilat...
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Loss-of-function DJ-1 (PARK7) mutations have been linked with a familial form of early onset Parkinson disease. Numerous studies have supported the role of DJ-1 in neuronal survival and function. Our initial studies using DJ-1-deficient neurons indicated that DJ-1 specifically protects the neurons against the damage induced by oxidative injury in m...

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