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Other Ub ligases that participate in ERAD remain to be identified. Perhaps development of strategies to prevent Ub conjugation to misfolded ∆F508 molecules may emerge as a strategy to increase the folding yield of this mutant. A second strategy that is being explored is to identify small molecules which might improve ∆F508 folding, either by stabilizing ON-pathway intermediates or by increasing the energy barrier for certain folding intermediates to exit the folding pathway. The temperature-dependent recovery of ∆F508 channels at the cell surface can be mimicked by treating cells with small molecules, termed “chemical chaperones” (see also Chapter 19), such as glycerol, dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), or deuterated water (35–37).
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The results show that CsA mediates a marked significant reduction in hepatic mitochondrial injury, disappearance of activated caspase3, and improvement in the capacity of the PiZ mouse to tolerate the stress of starvation. These results provide evidence for the novel concept that mitochondrial damage and caspase activation play a role in the mechanism of liver cell injury in α1AT deficiency and provide a proof-in-principle for mechanismbased therapeutic interventions such as CsA. Although careful descriptive and quantitative analysis in this study suggests that there is mitochondrial injury that is separate from the autophagic process, we still cannot completely exclude the possibility that autophagy plays some role in all of the mitochondrial damage that is observed.