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Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology

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#1
EDITORIAL
Rossen Donev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057216/histone-acetylation-and-the-regulation-of-major-histocompatibility-class-ii-gene-expression
#2
K Suzuki, Y Luo
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules are essential for processing and presenting exogenous pathogen antigens to activate CD4(+) T cells. Given their central role in adaptive immune responses, MHC class II genes are tightly regulated in a tissue- and activation-specific manner. The regulation of MHC class II gene expression involves various transcription factors that interact with conserved proximal cis-acting regulatory promoter elements, as well as MHC class II transactivator that interacts with a variety of chromatin remodeling machineries...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057215/the-role-of-epigenetic-regulation-in-transcriptional-memory-in-the-immune-system
#3
A M Woodworth, A F Holloway
The immune system is exquisitely poised to identify, respond to, and eradicate pathogens from the body, as well as to produce a more rapid and augmented response to a subsequent encounter with the pathogen. These cellular responses rely on the highly coordinated and rapid activation of gene expression programs as well as the ability of the cell to retain a memory of the initial gene response. It is clear that chromatin structure and epigenetic mechanisms play a crucial role in determining these gene responses, and in fact the immune system has proved an instructive model for investigating the multifaceted mechanisms through which the chromatin landscape contributes to gene expression programs...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057214/chromatin-remodeling-and-plant-immunity
#4
W Chen, Q Zhu, Y Liu, Q Zhang
Chromatin remodeling, an important facet of the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes, is performed by two major types of multisubunit complexes, covalent histone- or DNA-modifying complexes, and ATP-dependent chromosome remodeling complexes. Snf2 family DNA-dependent ATPases constitute the catalytic subunits of ATP-dependent chromosome remodeling complexes, which accounts for energy supply during chromatin remodeling. Increasing evidence indicates a critical role of chromatin remodeling in the establishment of long-lasting, even transgenerational immune memory in plants, which is supported by the findings that DNA methylation, histone deacetylation, and histone methylation can prime the promoters of immune-related genes required for disease defense...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057213/a-new-molecular-mechanism-underlying-the-antitumor-effect-of-dna-methylation-inhibitors-via-an-antiviral-immune-response
#5
Y Saito, T Nakaoka, H Saito
Chromatin remodeling mediated by DNA methylation and histone modifications play critical roles in the transcriptional regulation of protein-coding genes, noncoding RNAs such as microRNAs, and endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). Many studies have shown that aberrant DNA methylation and histone modifications are associated with the initiation and progression of various malignancies. Epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes in cancer is generally mediated by DNA hypermethylation of CpG island promoters and histone modifications such as histone deacetylation, methylation of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9), and trimethylation of H3K27...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057212/regulation-of-cellular-immune-responses-in-sepsis-by-histone-modifications
#6
W F Carson, S L Kunkel
Severe sepsis, septic shock, and related inflammatory syndromes are driven by the aberrant expression of proinflammatory mediators by immune cells. During the acute phase of sepsis, overexpression of chemokines and cytokines drives physiological stress leading to organ failure and mortality. Following recovery from sepsis, the immune system exhibits profound immunosuppression, evidenced by an inability to produce the same proinflammatory mediators that are required for normal responses to infectious microorganisms...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057211/roles-of-smc-complexes-during-t-lymphocyte-development-and-function
#7
J S Rawlings
T lymphocytes (T cells) comprise a critical component of the immune system charged with diverse functions during an immune response. As a function of maturation in the thymus, T cells become quiescent and remain so until they participate in an immune response in the periphery. Recent work indicates that the control of T cell proliferation is mediated, at least in part, by chromatin architecture. Quiescent T cells possess a condensed chromatin, whereas proliferating T cells have a more open chromatin configuration...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057210/epigenetic-changes-in-chronic-inflammatory-diseases
#8
O Fogel, C Richard-Miceli, J Tost
The number of people diagnosed with chronic inflammatory diseases has increased noteworthy in the last 40 years. Spondyloarthritis (SpA), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), and psoriasis are the most frequent chronic inflammatory diseases, resulting from a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors. Epigenetic modifications include DNA methylation, histone modifications, and small and long noncoding RNAs. They are influenced by environmental exposure, life-style, and aging and have recently been shown to be altered in many complex diseases including inflammatory diseases...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057209/mechanisms-of-chromatin-remodeling-and-repurposing-during-extracellular-translocation
#9
D S Pisetsky
Chromatin is a highly conserved molecular structure that provides genetic information to regulate cell function. Comprised of DNA, histones and interacting proteins, chromatin is inherently dynamic and subject to remodeling. While usually conceptualized as an intranuclear event, remodeling can also involve extracellular movement. Indeed, chromatin can translocate entirely from the inside to the outside of the cell during cell death processes that include apoptosis, necrosis, and NETosis. During these processes, DNA and proteins can undergo other changes impacting on their activity...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057208/chromatin-remodeling-in-monocyte-and-macrophage-activation
#10
J L Schultze
Increasing evidence collected during the last years supports the idea that monocyte and macrophage activation is not only associated with transcriptional changes but also changes in the chromatin landscape. Moreover, the introduction of a multidimensional model of macrophage activation allows a more precise description of monocytes and macrophages under homeostatic and pathophysiological conditions. Monocytes and macrophages are masters of integrating microenvironmental signals, thereby reshaping their chromatin landscape and as a consequence their transcriptional and functional programs...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567488/preface
#11
EDITORIAL
Christo Z Christov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567487/understanding-the-multifaceted-role-of-human-down-syndrome-kinase-dyrk1a
#12
L J Kay, T K Smulders-Srinivasan, M Soundararajan
The dual-specificity tyrosine (Y) phosphorylation-regulated kinase DYRK1A, also known as Down syndrome (DS) kinase, is a dosage-dependent signaling kinase that was originally shown to be highly expressed in DS patients as a consequence of trisomy 21. Although this was evident some time ago, it is only in recent investigations that the molecular roles of DYRK1A in a wide range of cellular processes are becoming increasingly apparent. Since initial knowledge on DYRK1A became evident through minibrain mnb, the Drosophila homolog of DYRK1A, this review will first summarize the scientific reports on minibrain and further expand on the well-established neuronal functions of mammalian and human DYRK1A...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567486/cytochromes-p450-history-classes-catalytic-mechanism-and-industrial-application
#13
D J Cook, J D Finnigan, K Cook, G W Black, S J Charnock
Cytochromes P450, a family of heme-containing monooxygenases that catalyze a diverse range of oxidative reactions, are so-called due to their maximum absorbance at 450nm, ie, "Pigment-450nm," when bound to carbon monoxide. They have appeal both academically and commercially due to their high degree of regio- and stereoselectivity, for example, in the area of active pharmaceutical ingredient synthesis. Despite this potential, they often exhibit poor stability, low turnover numbers and typically require electron transport protein(s) for catalysis...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567485/dynamic-reorganization-and-enzymatic-remodeling-of-type-iv-collagen-at-cell-biomaterial-interface
#14
N M Coelho, V Llopis-Hernández, M Salmerón-Sánchez, G Altankov
Vascular basement membrane remodeling involves assembly and degradation of its main constituents, type IV collagen (Col IV) and laminin, which is critical during development, angiogenesis, and tissue repair. Remodeling can also occur at cell-biomaterials interface altering significantly the biocompatibility of implants. Here we describe the fate of adsorbed Col IV in contact with endothelial cells adhering on positively charged NH2 or hydrophobic CH3 substrata, both based on self-assembly monolayers (SAMs) and studied alone or mixed in different proportions...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567484/structural-plasticity-in-globins-role-of-protein-dynamics-in-defining-ligand-migration-pathways
#15
C Estarellas, L Capece, C Seira, A Bidon-Chanal, D A Estrin, F J Luque
Globins are a family of proteins characterized by the presence of the heme prosthetic group and involved in variety of biological functions in the cell. Due to their biological relevance and widespread distribution in all kingdoms of life, intense research efforts have been devoted to disclosing the relationships between structural features, protein dynamics, and function. Particular attention has been paid to the impact of differences in amino acid sequence on the topological features of docking sites and cavities and to the influence of conformational flexibility in facilitating the migration of small ligands through these cavities...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567483/recent-advances-in-computational-models-for-the-study-of-protein-peptide-interactions
#16
D Kilburg, E Gallicchio
We review computational models and software tools in current use for the study of protein-peptide interactions. Peptides and peptide derivatives are growing in interest as therapeutic agents to target protein-protein interactions. Protein-protein interactions are pervasive in biological systems and are responsible for the regulation of critical functions within the cell. Mutations or dysregulation of expression can alter the network of interactions among proteins and cause diseases such as cancer. Protein-protein binding interfaces, which are often large, shallow, and relatively feature-less, are difficult to target with small-molecule inhibitors...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567482/molecular-modeling-and-chemoinformatics-to-advance-the-development-of-modulators-of-epigenetic-targets-a-focus-on-dna-methyltransferases
#17
F D Prieto-Martínez, A Peña-Castillo, O Méndez-Lucio, E Fernández-de Gortari, J L Medina-Franco
In light of the emerging field of Epi-informatics, ie, computational methods applied to epigenetic research, molecular docking, and dynamics, pharmacophore and activity landscape modeling and QSAR play a key role in the development of modulators of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), one of the major epigenetic target families. The increased chemical information available for modulators of DNMTs has opened up the avenue to explore the epigenetic relevant chemical space (ERCS). Herein, we discuss recent progress on the identification and development of inhibitors of DNMTs as potential epi-drugs and epi-probes that have been driven by molecular modeling and chemoinformatics methods...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27038380/preface
#18
Rossen Donev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27038379/contribution-of-automated-technologies-to-ion-channel-drug-discovery
#19
REVIEW
Arturo Picones, Arlet Loza-Huerta, Pedro Segura-Chama, Cesar O Lara-Figueroa
Automated technologies are now resolving the historical relegation that ion channels have endured as targets for the new drug discovery and development global efforts. The richness and adequacy of functional assay methodologies, remarkably fluorescence-based detection of ions fluxes and patch-clamp electrophysiology recording of ionic currents, are now automated and increasingly employed for the analysis of ion channel activity. While the former is currently the most commonly applied, the latter is finally reaching the throughput capacity to be engaged in the primary screening of chemical libraries conformed by hundreds of thousands of compounds...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27038378/targeting-the-channel-activity-of-viroporins
#20
REVIEW
Janet To, Wahyu Surya, Jaume Torres
Since the discovery that certain small viral membrane proteins, collectively termed as viroporins, can permeabilize host cellular membranes and also behave as ion channels, attempts have been made to link this feature to specific biological roles. In parallel, most viroporins identified so far are virulence factors, and interest has focused toward the discovery of channel inhibitors that would have a therapeutic effect, or be used as research tools to understand the biological roles of viroporin ion channel activity...
2016: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
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