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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327359/regulation-of-secretion-and-enzymatic-activity-of-lipoprotein-lipase-by-c-mannosylation
#1
Sawako Okamoto, Takeyoshi Murano, Takehiro Suzuki, Shiho Uematsu, Yuki Niwa, Yukiko Sasazawa, Naoshi Dohmae, Hideaki Bujo, Siro Simizu
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is a crucial enzyme in lipid metabolism and transport, and its enzymatic deficiency causes metabolic disorders, such as hypertriglyceridemia. LPL has one predicted C-mannosylation site at Trp(417). In this study, we demonstrated that LPL is C-mannosylated at Trp(417) by mass spectrometry. Furthermore, by using wild-type and a C-mannosylation-defective mutant of LPL-overexpressing cell lines, we revealed that both secretion efficiency and enzymatic activity of C-mannosylation-defective mutant LPL were lower than those of wild-type...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327358/a-cell-autonomous-positive-signaling-circuit-associated-with-the-pdgf-no-id4-regulatory-axis-in-glioblastoma-cells
#2
Kiyoung Eun, Hye-Min Jeon, Sung-Ok Kim, Sang-Hun Choi, Seon Yong Lee, Xiong Jin, Sung-Chan Kim, Hyunggee Kim
Most cancer-related signaling pathways sustain their active or inactive status via genetic mutations or various regulatory mechanisms. Previously, we demonstrated that platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) activates Notch signaling through nitric oxide (NO)-signaling-driven activation of inhibitor of differentiation 4 (ID4) in glioblastoma (GBM) stem cells (GSCs) and endothelial cells in the vascular niche of GBM, leading to maintenance of GSC traits and GBM progression. Here, we determined that the PDGF-NO-ID4-signaling axis is constantly activated through a positive regulatory circuit...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327357/the-ternary-complex-structure-of-d-mandelate-dehydrogenase-with-nadh-and-anilino-oxo-acetate
#3
Nayuta Furukawa, Akimasa Miyanaga, Masahiro Nakajima, Hayao Taguchi
Enterococcus faecium NAD-dependent d-mandelate dehydrogenase (D-ManDH) belongs to a ketopantoate reductase (KPR)-related D-2-hydroxyacid dehydrogenase family, and exhibits broad substrate specificity toward bulky hydrophobic 2-ketoacids, preferring C3-branched substrates. The ternary complex structure of D-ManDH with NADH and anilino(oxo)acetate (AOA) revealed that the substrate binding induces a shear motion of the N-terminal domain along the C-terminal domain, following the hinge motion induced by the NADH binding, and allows the bound NADH molecule to form favorable interactions with a 2-ketoacid substrate...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327356/type-2-inositol-trisphosphate-receptor-gene-expression-in-hepatocytes-is-regulated-by-cyclic-amp
#4
Emma Kruglov, M Ananthanarayanan, Pedro Sousa, Jittima Weerachayaphorn, Mateus T Guerra, Michael H Nathanson
The type 2 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (IP3R2) is the principal intracellular Ca(2+) release channel in hepatocytes, and so is important for bile secretion and other functions. IP3R2 activity is regulated in part by post-translational modifications but little is known about transcriptional regulation of its expression. We found that both IP3R2 mRNA and protein levels in liver were increased during fasting. Treatment of hepatocytes with forskolin or 8-CPT-cAMP also increased IP3R2, and this was reduced by actinomycin D...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322797/transcriptional-activation-of-the-mica-gene-with-an-engineered-crispr-cas9-system
#5
Kazuma Sekiba, Mari Yamagami, Motoyuki Otsuka, Tatsunori Suzuki, Takahiro Kishikawa, Rei Ishibashi, Motoko Ohno, Masaya Sato, Kazuhiko Koike
Major histocompatibility complex class I polypeptide-related sequence A (MICA) is a prototypical NKG2D ligand. Because immune cells, such as natural killer (NK) cells, recognize virally infected or transformed cells and eliminate them through the interaction between NKG2D receptors on NK cells and NKG2D ligands on pathogenic cells, MICA expression levels are associated with NK cell-mediated immunity. Here, we report that an engineered clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-Cas9-related complex targeting MICA gene promoter sequences activates transcription of the MICA gene from its endogenous locus...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322796/modulation-of-the-sphingolipid-rheostat-is-involved-in-paclitaxel-resistance-of-the-human-prostate-cancer-cell-line-pc3-pr
#6
Yuka Aoyama, Sayaka Sobue, Naoki Mizutani, Chisato Inoue, Yoshiyuki Kawamoto, Yuji Nishizawa, Masatoshi Ichihara, Mamoru Kyogashima, Motoshi Suzuki, Yoshinoti Nozawa, Takashi Murate
Taxoids are anti-cancer drugs frequently used to treat solid tumors, but they are sometimes ineffective and tumors may become resistant to their action. Here, we examined the involvement of sphingolipid metabolic enzymes in paclitaxel (PTX) resistance using a human prostate cancer cell line, PC3, and its PTX-resistant subline, PC3-PR. PTX (20 nM) suppressed cell proliferation and increased various ceramide species in PC3, but not PC3-PR, cells. PC3-PR contained higher S1P levels than did PC3, regardless of PTX treatment...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322795/a-comprehensive-lipid-binding-and-activity-validation-of-a-cancer-specific-peptide-peptoid-hybrid-pps1
#7
Tanvi J Desai, D Gomika Udugamasooriya
We recently identified a peptide-peptoid hybrid, PPS1, which recognizes lipids that have an overall negative charge, such as phosphatidylserine (PS), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidic acid (PA), and phosphatidylinositol (PI), but that does not bind to neutral lipids, such as phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), and sphingomyelin (SM). The simple dimeric version of PPS1, PPS1D1, displayed strong cytotoxicity to cancer cells over normal cells in vitro and tumor burden in vivo. In this study, we comprehensively characterized the direct binding and activity of PPS1 on PS, PG, and PA using liposome-based assays and lung cancer cell lines that express these negatively charged lipids...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322793/temporal-relation-between-neural-activity-and-neurite-pruning-on-a-numerical-model-and-a-microchannel-device-with-micro-electrode-array
#8
Yohei Kondo, Yuichiro Yada, Tatsuya Haga, Yuzo Takayama, Takuya Isomura, Yasuhiko Jimbo, Osamu Fukayama, Takayuki Hoshino, Kunihiko Mabuchi
Synapse elimination and neurite pruning are essential processes for the formation of neuronal circuits. These regressive events depend on neural activity and occur in the early postnatal days known as the critical period, but what makes this temporal specificity is not well understood. One possibility is that the neural activities during the developmentally regulated shift of action of GABA inhibitory transmission lead to the critical period. Moreover, it has been reported that the shifting action of the inhibitory transmission on immature neurons overlaps with synapse elimination and neurite pruning and that increased inhibitory transmission by drug treatment could induce temporal shift of the critical period...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322791/lps-depletes-phlpp-levels-in-macrophages-through-the-inhibition-of-sp1-dependent-transcriptional-regulation
#9
Neeraja P Alamuru-Yellapragada, Sanghamitra Vundyala, Soma Behera, Kishore V L Parsa
We have previously reported that bacterial endotoxin LPS attenuates expression of PHLPP, a ser/thr phosphatase, at both transcript and protein levels in different immune cells, however the underlying molecular mechanism is unknown and is of significant interest. Here, in line with the decreased transcript levels upon LPS treatment, we observed that LPS caused significant reduction in PHLPP promoter activity. We observed that SP1, a transcription factor frequently associated with inflammation, was recruited to the PHLPP promoter region...
March 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322798/neuregulin-1-type-iii-knockout-mice-exhibit-delayed-migration-of-schwann-cell-precursors
#10
Yuki Miyamoto, Tomohiro Torii, Akito Tanoue, Kazuko Kawahara, Miyuki Arai, Hideki Tsumura, Toru Ogata, Motoshi Nagao, Nobuo Terada, Masahiro Yamamoto, Shou Takashima, Junji Yamauchi
In an embryonic developmental stage of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), Schwann cell precursors migrate along neuronal axons to their final destinations. After birth, they eventually wrap around individual axons to form myelin sheaths, which insulate axons to increase the nerve conduction velocity. Some growth factors and adhesion molecules are known to control these developmental stages from in the fish to in the mammal. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1), which is composed of many alternative splicing variants, is such a growth factor...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322794/involvement-of-vimentin-in-neurite-outgrowth-damage-induced-by-fipronil-in-sh-sy5y-cells
#11
Theetat Ruangjaroon, Daranee Chokchaichamnankit, Chantragan Srisomsap, Jisnuson Svasti, N Monique Paricharttanakul
Fipronil, a phenylpyrazole insecticide, is more selective in its potency towards insects than humans and is thus commonly used. In this study, we demonstrated that exposure to fipronil may pose a human health risk. We observed in vitro the shortening of neurite outgrowths of SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells upon treatment with fipronil, even at a non-cytotoxic concentration. Fipronil induced apoptosis involving caspase-6, which is an apoptotic effector highly implicated in neurodegenerative diseases. Moreover, at a concentration that did not induce apoptosis, mitochondrial dysfunction and autophagic vacuole formation were detected...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322792/molecular-chaperones-of-the-hsp70-family-assist-in-the-assembly-of-20s-proteasomes
#12
Lindsay J Hammack, Kyle Firestone, William Chang, Andrew R Kusmierczyk
The eukaryotic 26S proteasome is a large protease comprised of two major sub assemblies, the 20S proteasome, or core particle (CP), and the 19S regulatory particle (RP). Assembly of the CP and RP is assisted by an expanding list of dedicated assembly factors. For the CP, this includes Ump1 and the heterodimeric Pba1-Pba2 and Pba3-Pba4 proteins. It is not known how many additional proteins that assist in proteasome biogenesis remain to be discovered. Here, we demonstrate that two members of the Hsp70 family in yeast, Ssa1 and Ssa2, play a direct role in CP assembly...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322790/short-chain-fatty-acids-gpr41-and-gpr43-ligands-inhibit-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-mcp-1-expression-by-modulating-p38-and-jnk-signaling-pathways-in-human-renal-cortical-epithelial-cells
#13
Mamiko Kobayashi, Daisuke Mikami, Hideki Kimura, Kazuko Kamiyama, Yukie Morikawa, Seiji Yokoi, Kenji Kasuno, Naoki Takahashi, Takanobu Taniguchi, Masayuki Iwano
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), such as acetate, propionate, and butyrate, are produced predominantly by gut microbiota fermentation of dietary fiber. SCFAs are newly identified as endogenous ligands of two orphan G protein-coupled receptors, GPR41 and GPR43, which have the potential to modulate inflammation. Therefore, GPR41 and GPR43 may mediate the link between the gut microbiome status and various disease conditions including renal inflammation. This study aimed at investigating whether SCFAs activate GPR41 and GPR43, and thereby exert anti-inflammatory effects in human renal cortical epithelial cells (HRCEs) as a main component of kidney tissue...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322789/high-glucose-impairs-insulin-signaling-via-activation-of-pkr-pathway-in-l6-muscle-cells
#14
Mary Priyanka Udumula, Mangali Suresh Babu, Audesh Bhat, Indu Dhar, Dharmarajan Sriram, Arti Dhar
Double stranded RNA (dsRNA) activated protein kinase R (PKR), a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase is a key inducer of inflammation, insulin resistance and glucose homeostasis in obesity. Recent studies have demonstrated that PKR can respond to metabolic stress in mice as well as in humans. However the underlying molecular mechanism is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of high glucose on cultured rat L6 muscle cells and to investigate whether inhibition of PKR could prevent any deleterious effects of high glucose in these cells...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322788/a-recombinant-polypeptide-of-the-megakaryocyte-potentiating-factor-is-a-potential-biomarker-in-plasma-for-the-detection-of-mesothelioma
#15
Irina Raiko, Hans-Peter Rihs, Jan Gleichenhagen, Ingrid Sander, Jens Kollmeier, Martin Lehnert, Thomas Brüning, Georg Johnen
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a fatal disease mostly associated with asbestos exposure and difficult to detect by non-invasive methods. This study aimed to use recombinant fragments of the megakaryocyte potentiating factor (MPF) for the development of cost-effective MPF ELISAs. Three polypeptides spanning the MPF region (MPF1-148, MPF 34-288, MPF/MSLN254-400) were produced in E.coli as maltose-binding protein hybrids. After isolation, Factor Xa digest, and purification, the polypeptides were used for the generation of rabbit antibodies and development of ELISAs...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322787/aurka-promotes-cancer-metastasis-by-regulating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-cancer-stem-cell-properties-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Chenlin Chen, Guangyuan Song, Jue Xiang, Hongcheng Zhang, Shaoyun Zhao, Yinchu Zhan
AURKA (aurora kinase A) has been confirmed as an oncogene in cancer development; however, its role and underlying mechanisms in the metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain unknown. In this study, We found that AURKA was up-regulated in HCC tissues and correlated with pathological stage and distant metastasis. Further found that AURKA was involved in the cancer metastases after radiation in HCC. While overexpression of AURKA induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cell (CSC) behaviors though PI3K/AKT pathway, silencing AURKA suppressed radiation-enhanced cell invasiveness of HCC...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322786/adp-ribosylation-factor-like-gtpase-15-enhances-insulin-induced-akt-phosphorylation-in-the-ir-irs1-akt-pathway-by-interacting-with-asap2-and-regulating-pdpk1-activity
#17
Jie Zhao, Min Wang, Wuquan Deng, Daping Zhong, Youzhao Jiang, Yong Liao, Bing Chen, Xiaoli Zhang
Decreased phosphorylation in the insulin signalling pathway is a hallmark of insulin resistance. The causes of this phenomenon are complicated and multifactorial. Recently, genomic analyses have identified ARL15 as a new candidate gene related to diabetes. However, the ARL15 protein function remains unclear. Here, we show that ARL15 is upregulated by insulin stimulation. This effect was impaired in insulin-resistant pathophysiology in TNF-α-treated C2C12 myotubes and in the skeletal muscles of leptin knockout mice...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322784/flaviviridae-viruses-use-a-common-molecular-mechanism-to-escape-nucleoside-analogue-inhibitors
#18
James J Valdés, Philip T Butterill, Daniel Růžek
The RNA-dependent RNA polymerases of Flaviviridae viruses are crucial for replication. The Flaviviridae polymerase is organized into structural motifs (A-G), with motifs F, A, C and E containing interrogating, priming and catalytic substrate-interacting sites. Modified nucleoside analogues act as antiviral drugs by targeting Flaviviridae polymerases and integrating into the synthesized product causing premature termination. A threonine mutation of a conserved serine residue in motif B of Flaviviridae polymerases renders resistance to 2'-C-methylated nucleoside analogues...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322783/elevation-of-liver-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-a-modified-choline-deficient-l-amino-acid-defined-diet-fed-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-mouse-model
#19
Yo Muraki, Yukimasa Makita, Midori Yamasaki, Yuichiro Amano, Takanori Matsuo
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused by accumulation of misfolded proteins is observed in several kinds of diseases. Since ER stress is reported to be involved in the progression of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), highly sensitive and simple measurement methods are required for research into developing novel therapy for NASH. To investigate the involvement of ER stress in NASH pathogenesis in a mouse model, an assay for liver ER stress was developed using ER stress activated indicator-luciferase (ERAI-Luc) mice...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320515/hmgcs2-promotes-autophagic-degradation-of-the-amyloid-%C3%AE-precursor-protein-through-ketone-body-mediated-mechanisms
#20
Li-Tian Hu, Bing-Lin Zhu, Yu-Jie Lai, Yan Long, Jing-Si Zha, Xiao-Tong Hu, John H Zhang, Guo-Jun Chen
HMGCS2 (mitochondrial 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-COA synthase 2) is a control enzyme in ketogenesis. The mitochondrial localization and interaction with APP (β-amyloid precursor protein) suggest that HMGCS2 may play a role in the pathophysiology of AD (Alzheimer's disease). Here we report that overexpression of HMGCS2 decreased levels of APP and related CTFs (carboxy-terminal fragments), which was largely prevented by an autophagic inhibitor chloroquine. In addition, HMGCS2 enhancement of autophagic marker LC3II was diminished by rapamycin, an inhibitor of mechanistic target of rapamycin...
March 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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