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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533092/thiol-reactive-drug-substrates-of-human-p-glycoprotein-label-the-same-sites-to-activate-atpase-activity-in-membranes-or-dodecyl-maltoside-detergent-micelles
#1
Tip W Loo, David M Clarke
P-glycoprotein (P-gp, ABCB1) is an ABC drug pump that is clinically important because it is involved in multidrug resistance. Many studies have used purified P-gp in detergent (n-dodecyl-β-D-maltoside; DM) micelles to map the locations of the drug-binding sites. A potential problem is that DM could be a substrate and affect binding of drugs to P-gp. To test whether DM was a substrate of P-gp, we used an assay involving drug-rescue of the immature 150 kDa misprocessed P-gp mutant (L1260A) to show that DM is not substrate...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533091/na-h-exchange-regulatory-factor-1-is-required-for-romk1-k-channel-expression-in-the-surface-membrane-of-cultured-m-1-cortical-collecting-duct-cells
#2
Takashi Suzuki, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Taira Mayanagi, Kenji Sobue, Manabu Kubokawa
The ROMK1 K(+) channel, a member of the ROMK channel family, is the major candidate for the K(+) secretion pathway in the renal cortical collecting duct (CCD). ROMK1 possesses a PDZ domain-binding motif at its C-terminus that is considered a modulator of ROMK1 expression via interaction with Na(+)/H(+) exchange regulatory factor (NHERF) 1 and NHERF2 scaffold protein. Although NHERF1 is a potential binding partner of the ROMK1 K(+) channel, the interaction between NHERF1 and K(+) channel activity remains unclear...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533090/identification-of-ahcy-inhibitors-using-novel-high-throughput-mass-spectrometry
#3
Noriko Uchiyama, Douglas R Dougan, J David Lawson, Hitomi Kimura, Shin-Ichi Matsumoto, Yukiya Tanaka, Tomohiro Kawamoto
S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (AHCY) catalyzes the reversible hydrolysis of S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) to adenosine and L-homocysteine. This enzyme is frequently overexpressed in many tumor types and is considered to be a validated anti-tumor target. In order to enable the development of small molecule AHCY inhibitors as targeted cancer therapeutics we developed an assay based on a RapidFire high-throughput mass spectrometry detection system, which allows the direct measurement of AHCY enzymatic activity...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533089/synergistic-anti-tumor-effects-of-bevacizumab-and-tumor-targeted-polymerized-vegf-sirna-nanoparticles
#4
Myung Goo Kim, Sung Duk Jo, Ji Young Yhee, Beom Suk Lee, So Jin Lee, Sung Gurl Park, Sun-Woong Kang, Sun Hwa Kim, Ji Hoon Jeong
A variety of VEGF inhibitors have been reported to treat cancers by suppressing tumor angiogenesis. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal VEGF antibody, was the first FDA approved anti-angiogenic agent for cancer treatments. However, bevacizumab shows modest therapeutic efficiency and often cause resistant problem in significant populations of cancer patients. To solve these problem, we investigated the therapeutic efficacy of siRNA drugs targeting VEGF and combination of the RNAi drug with bevacizumab for cancer treatments...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533088/a-ubiquitin-proteasome-inhibitor-bortezomib-suppresses-the-expression-of-cyp11b2-a-key-enzyme-of-aldosterone-synthesis-as-revealed-by-chemical-screening
#5
Ryo Ito, Ikuko Sato, Tadayuki Tsujita, Atsushi Yokoyama, Akira Sugawara
CYP11B2 is a key enzyme involved in the synthesis of the mineralocorticoid aldosterone. CYP11B2 expression in the adrenal glands is controlled by the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), and plays an important role in the maintenance of electrolyte metabolism in higher organisms. Abnormal overexpression of CYP11B2 results in the disruption of mineral balance and can lead to hypertension. Though the molecular mechanism of the regulation of CYP11B2 expression has remained elusive, we hypothesize that compounds that prevent CYP11B2 expression could represent a novel class of antihypertensive drugs...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533087/a-rele-pare-superfamily-toxin-in-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-has-dna-nicking-endonuclease-activity
#6
Jing Zhang, Hironori Ito, Madoka Hino, Makoto Kimura
Type II toxins in toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems fold into a similar fold and belong to the RelE/ParE superfamily. However, they display two distinct biochemical activities: RelE toxins are mRNA interferases, while ParE toxins are DNA gyrase (Gyr) inhibitors. Previously, we found a TA system, vp1842/vp1843, on the Vibrio parahaemolyticus genome whose toxin Vp1843 belongs to the RelE/ParE toxin superfamily. Vp1843, unlike RelE toxins, has neither protein synthesis inhibitory activity nor ribonuclease activity...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528980/phospholipase-c-%C3%AE-1-negatively-regulates-autophagy-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#7
Makoto Shimozawa, Sakiho Anzai, Reiko Satow, Kiyoko Fukami
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) is frequently mutated in CRC, and KRAS mutations promote cell motility, growth, and survival. We previously revealed that the expression of phospholipase C (PLC) δ1, one of the most basal PLCs, is down-regulated in colon adenocarcinoma, and that the KRAS signaling pathway suppresses PLCδ1 expression. Although recent studies revealed that KRAS mutations activate autophagy in cancer cells, a relation between PLCδ1 and autophagy remains unclear...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528979/sensitization-of-breast-cancer-cells-to-paclitaxel-by-dichloroacetate-through-inhibiting-autophagy
#8
Minghao Wang, Cuiwei Liao, Ying Hu, Wenqin Pan, Jun Jiang
Chemotherapy is still the main adjuvant strategy in the treatment of cancer, however, chemoresistance is also frequently encountered. Autophagy inhibition has been widely accepted as a promising therapeutic strategy in cancer, while the lack of effective and specific autophagy inhibitors hinders its application. Here we found that dichloroacetate (DCA), a small molecule compound, could significantly inhibit the autophagy induced by Doxorubicin in breast cancer cells. And DCA markedly enhances Doxorubicin-induced breast cancer cell death and anti-proliferation in vitro...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528978/multimodal-control-of-transcription-factor-pap1-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-under-nitrosative-stress
#9
Puranjoy Kar, Pranjal Biswas, Sanjay Ghosh
Schizosaccharomyces pombe Pap1, a bZIP transcription factor, is highly homologous to the mammalian c-Jun protein that belongs to the AP1 family of transcriptional regulators. The role of transcription factor Pap1 has been extensively studied under oxidative stress. Two cysteine residues in Pap1p namely, C278 and C501 form disulfide linkage under oxidative stress resulting in nuclear accumulation. We first time showed the involvement of Pap1 in the protection against nitrosative stress. In the present study we show that pap1 deletion makes growth of S...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528977/imatinib-induces-autophagy-via-upregulating-xiap-in-gist882%C3%A2-cells
#10
Qingqing Xie, Qi Lin, Dezhi Li, Jianming Chen
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms originating from the gastrointestinal tract with gain of function mutations in receptor tyrosine kinases KIT or platelet-derived growth factor receptor A (PDGFRA). The main effective treatment for GISTs is tyrosine kinase inhibitors, such as imatinib mesylate. However, GISTs respond to imatinib treatment eventually develop acquired resistance, which is a main obstacle for GISTs therapy. Therefore, it's urgent to have a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the imatinib resistance in GISTs to develop novel therapeutic strategies...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528976/necdin-modulates-osteogenic-cell-differentiation-by-regulating-dlx5-and-mage-d1
#11
Hyunhee Ju, Sangho Lee, Jinyong Lee, Sungho Ghil
Osteoblasts originate from mesenchymal stem cells that also differentiate into adipocytes, myoblasts, chondrocytes and fibroblasts. Osteogenic differentiation involves diverse regulatory proteins, including transcription and growth factors. Neurally differentiated embryonal carcinoma-derived protein (Necdin) has been identified as a key regulator of cell differentiation in various tissues, including neuronal, adipose, and muscular tissues; although its role in bone tissue remains to be established. Here, we investigated the potential involvement of Necdin in osteogenic differentiation...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528975/autophagy-related-gene-microarray-and-bioinformatics-analysis-for-ischemic-stroke-detection
#12
Yinsheng Guo, Yue Ma, Yanwei Zhang, Li Zhou, Suli Huang, Ying Wen, Fei Zou, Jinquan Cheng
Ischemic stroke (IS) is characterized by high morbidity and poor prognosis. However, the mechanisms of IS induced injury are still poorly understood. The main aim of this study is to explore the role of autophagy in IS. Ten pairs of whole blood samples of IS patients and matched controls were included to select differential expressed genes (DE genes) by autophagy-related functional gene microarray analysis. And then, one hundred and fifty pairs of whole blood samples of IS patients and matched controls were included to validate the DE genes...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528974/riz1-is-regulated-by-estrogen-and-suppresses-tumor-progression-in-endometrial-cancer
#13
Tingting Yang, Chune Ren, Aifang Jiang, Zhenhai Yu, Guotao Li, Guiling Wang, Quan Zhang
Endometrial cancer (EC) is the estrogen-dependent gynecologic malignancy, however the molecular mechanism involved in the development and progression of EC remain unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of RIZ1 in EC. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that RIZ1was decreased in EC than in normal endometrium. Lower RIZ1 level was correlated with high-grade carcinoma (p = 0.048) and positive expression of ERα (p = 0.004). In EC cells, estrogen could down regulated the expression of RIZ1, however, ICI182,780 could up regulated the expression of RIZ1...
May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528898/corrigendum-to-modelling-urea-cycle-disorder-citrullinemia-type-1-with-disease-specific-ipscs-biochem-biophys-res-commun-486-3-2017-613-619
#14
Elena Yukie Yoshitoshi-Uebayashi, Taro Toyoda, Katsutaro Yasuda, Maki Kotaka, Keiko Nomoto, Keisuke Okita, Kentaro Yasuchika, Shinya Okamoto, Noriyuki Takubo, Toshiya Nishikubo, Tomoyoshi Soga, Shinji Uemoto, Kenji Osafune
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May 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527889/enhanced-cardiomyogenic-induction-of-mouse-pluripotent-cells-by-cyclic-mechanical-stretch
#15
Akankshya Shradhanjali, Brandon D Riehl, Jeong Soon Lee, Ligyeom Ha, Jung Yul Lim
The cardiac milieu is mechanically active with spontaneous contraction beginning from early development and persistent through maturation and homeostasis, suggesting that mechanical loading may provide biomimetic myocardial developmental signal. In this study, we tested the role of cyclic mechanical stretch loading in the cardiomyogenesis of pluripotent murine embryonic (P19) stem cells. A Flexcell tension system was utilized to apply equiaxial stretch (12% strain, 1.25 Hz frequency) to P19 cell-derived embryoid bodies (EBs)...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527888/tetrameric-structure-of-the-flagellar-cap-protein-flid-from-serratia-marcescens
#16
So Yeon Cho, Wan Seok Song, Ho Jeong Hong, Geun-Shik Lee, Seung Goo Kang, Hyun-Jeong Ko, Pyeung-Hyeun Kim, Sung-Il Yoon
Bacterial motility is provided by the flagellum. FliD is located at the distal end of the flagellum and plays a key role in the insertion of each flagellin protein at the growing tip of the flagellar filament. Because FliD functions as an oligomer, the determination of the oligomeric state of FliD is critical to understanding the molecular mechanism of FliD-mediated flagellar growth. FliD has been shown to adopt a pentameric or a hexameric structure depending on the bacterial species. Here, we report another distinct oligomeric form of FliD based on structural and biochemical studies...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527887/mst1-deficiency-promotes-b-cell-responses-by-cd4-t-cell-derived-il-4-resulting-in-hypergammaglobulinemia
#17
Eunchong Park, Myun Soo Kim, Ju Han Song, Kyung Min Cho, Kyung-Hye Roh, Rana Lee, Tae Sung Kim
MST1 deficiency causes T and B cell lymphopenia, resulting in combined immunodeficiency. However, MST1-deficient patients also exhibit autoimmune-like symptoms such as hypergammaglobulinemia and autoantibody production. Recent studies have shown that the autoimmune responses observed in MST1-deficient patients were most likely attributable to defective regulatory T (Treg) cells instead of intrinsic signals in MST1-lacking B cells. Nevertheless, it is not determined how MST1 deficiency in T cells breaks B cell tolerance and causes systemic autoimmune-like phenotypes...
May 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526415/lnk-deficiency-aggregates-palmitate-induced-preadipocyte-apoptosis
#18
Jie-Yi Du, Chen-Chen Jin, Guo-Hao Wang, Xiong-Qing Huang, Jian-Ding Cheng, Xue-Jun Wen, Xiao-Miao Zhao, Guan-Lei Wang
LNK (SH2B3) is an intracellular adaptor protein that negatively regulates cellular proliferation or self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells and some other progenitor cells. LNK is also recognized as a key regulator of insulin resistance and inflammatory responses in several tissues and organs. It is unknown the function of LNK in adipose tissue. We previously demonstrated that type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) mouse model had elevated serum free fatty acids (FFAs) levels and increased preadipocyte apoptosis in visceral fat tissue, showing the occurrence of lipotoxicity...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526414/a-novel-sirt1-inhibitor-4bb-induces-apoptosis-in-hct116-human-colon-carcinoma-cells-partially-by-activating-p53
#19
Ananga Ghosh, Amrita Sengupta, Guru Pavan Kumar Seerapu, Ali Nakhi, E V Venkat Shivaji Ramarao, Navneet Bung, Gopalakrishnan Bulusu, Manojit Pal, Devyani Haldar
The NAD+-dependent protein deacetylase SIRT1 has emerged as an important target for epigenetic therapeutics of colon cancer as its increased expression is associated with cancer progression. Additionally, SIRT1 represses p53 function via deacetylation, promoting tumor growth. Therefore, inhibition of SIRT1 is of great therapeutic interest for the treatment of colon cancer. Here, we report discovery of a novel quinoxaline based small molecule inhibitor of human SIRT1, 4bb, investigated its effect on viability of colon cancer cells and molecular mechanism of action...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526413/tcr-crosslinking-promotes-crk-adaptor-protein-binding-to-tyrosine-phosphorylated-cd3%C3%AE-chain
#20
Guangyu Dong, Rachel Kalifa, Pulak Ranjan Nath, Sigal Gelkop, Noah Isakov
T cell antigen receptor (TCR) binding of a peptide antigen presented by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) in the context of surface MHC molecules initiates signaling events that regulate T cell activation, proliferation and differentiation. A key event in the activation process is the phosphorylation of the conserved tyrosine residues within the CD3 chain immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs), which operate as docking sites for SH2 domain-containing effector proteins. Phosphorylation of the CD3ζ ITAMs renders the CD3 chain capable of binding the ζ-chain associated protein 70 kDa (ZAP70), a protein tyrosine kinase that is essential for T cell activation...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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