Kien B

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Title : Carboxylesterase 2 proteins are efficient diglyceride and monoglyceride lipases possibly implicated in metabolic disease - Chalhoub_2021_J.Lipid.Res__100075
Author(s) : Chalhoub G , Kolleritsch S , Maresch LK , Taschler U , Pajed L , Tilp A , Natmessnig H , Rosina P , Kien B , Radner FPW , Schicho R , Oberer M , Schoiswohl G , Haemmerle G
Ref : J Lipid Res , :100075 , 2021
Abstract : Carboxylesterase 2 (CES2/Ces2) proteins exert established roles in (pro)drug metabolism. Recently, human and murine CES2/Ces2c have been discovered as triglyceride (TG) hydrolases implicated in the development of obesity and fatty liver disease. The murine Ces2 family consists of seven homologous genes as opposed to a single CES2 gene in humans. However, the mechanistic role of Ces2 protein family members is not completely understood. In this study, we examined activities of all Ces2 members towards TGs, diglycerides (DGs) and monoglycerides (MGs) as substrate. Besides CES2/Ces2c, we measured significant TG hydrolytic activities for Ces2a, Ces2b, and Ces2e. Notably, these Ces2 members and CES2 efficiently hydrolyzed DGs and MGs and their activities even surpassed those measured for TG hydrolysis. The localization of CES2/Ces2c proteins at the ER may implicate a role of these lipases in lipid signaling pathways. We found divergent expression of Ces2 genes in the liver and intestine of mice on high fat diet, which could relate to changes in lipid signaling. Finally, we demonstrate reduced CES2 expression in the colon of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and a similar decline in Ces2 expression in the colon of a murine colitis model. Together, these results demonstrate that CES2/Ces2 members are highly efficient DG and MG hydrolases that may play an important role in liver and gut lipid signaling.
ESTHER : Chalhoub_2021_J.Lipid.Res__100075
PubMedSearch : Chalhoub_2021_J.Lipid.Res__100075
PubMedID: 33872605
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-CES2 , mouse-Ces2a , mouse-Ces2b , mouse-Ces2c

Title : ABHD5 stimulates PNPLA1-mediated omega-O-acylceramide biosynthesis essential for a functional skin permeability barrier - Kien_2018_J.Lipid.Res_59_2360
Author(s) : Kien B , Grond S , Haemmerle G , Lass A , Eichmann TO , Radner FPW
Ref : J Lipid Res , 59 :2360 , 2018
Abstract : Mutations in the genes coding for patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing 1 (PNPLA1) and alpha/beta-hydrolase domain-containing 5 (ABHD5), also known as comparative gene identification 58, are causative for ichthyosis, a severe skin barrier disorder. Individuals with mutations in either of these genes show a defect in epidermal omega-O-acylceramide (AcylCer) biosynthesis, suggesting that PNPLA1 and ABHD5 act in the same metabolic pathway. In this report, we identified ABHD5 as a coactivator of PNPLA1 that stimulates the esterification of omega-hydroxy ceramides with linoleic acid for AcylCer biosynthesis. ABHD5 interacts with PNPLA1 and recruits the enzyme to its putative triacylglycerol substrate onto cytosolic lipid droplets. Conversely, alleles of ABHD5 carrying point mutations associated with ichthyosis in humans failed to accelerate PNPLA1-mediated AcylCer biosynthesis. Our findings establish an important biochemical function of ABHD5 in interacting with PNPLA1 to synthesize crucial epidermal lipids, emphasizing the significance of these proteins in the formation of a functional skin permeability barrier.
ESTHER : Kien_2018_J.Lipid.Res_59_2360
PubMedSearch : Kien_2018_J.Lipid.Res_59_2360
PubMedID: 30361410
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-ABHD5