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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635516/concentration-of-uhcl1-in-the-serum-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-before-and-after-surgery-and-its-correlation-with-crp-and-prealbumin
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzena Tylicka, Wojciech Dębek, Anna Tokarzewicz, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Adam Hermanowicz
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation plays a crucial role in various cellular processes, including signal transduction, cell differentiation, and stress response. Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) is a unique deubiquitinating enzyme that has both hydrolase and ligase activities. The aim of this study was the determination of UCHL1 concentration in serum of children with appendicitis, before and after the surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 42 children with acute appendicitis, who were managed at the Pediatric Surgery Department, between 2013 and 2014, were randomly included into the study (age 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 2...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633009/rna-interference-reveals-the-coregulatory-effects-of-cylindromatosis-on-apoptosis-and-necroptosis-of-photoreceptor-cells-in-experimental-retinal-detachment
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Kai Dong, Linfeng Han, Jingwen Liu, Fenghua Wang, Xiaodong Sun
Inhibiting only cell apoptosis or necroptosis in photoreceptor cells does not protect them against death after traumatic retinal detachment. This study was designed to evaluate the coregulatory effects of the deubiquitinating enzyme cylindromatosis on the apoptosis and necroptosis of photoreceptor cells in experimental retinal detachment. Lentivirus Cyld shRNA was generated and used to suppress cylindromatosis expression in Sprague-Dawley rats. Three weeks after injection of lentivirus Cyld shRNA, retinal detachment surgery was performed...
June 17, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626083/cellular-and-disease-functions-of-the-prader-willi-syndrome-gene-magel2
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Klementina Fon Tacer, Patrick Ryan Potts
Melanoma antigen L2 (MAGEL2 or MAGE-L2) is a member of the MAGE family of ubiquitin ligase regulators. It is maternally imprinted and often paternally deleted or mutated in the related neurodevelopmental syndromes, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and Schaaf-Yang Syndrome (SHFYNG). MAGEL2 is highly expressed in the hypothalamus and plays an important role in a fundamental cellular process that recycles membrane proteins from endosomes through the retromer sorting pathway. MAGEL2 is part of a multi-subunit protein complex consisting of MAGEL2, the TRIM27 E3 ubiquitin ligase, and the USP7 deubiquitinating enzyme...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625874/negative-regulation-of-the-rlh-signaling-by-the-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-rnf114
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Boren Lin, Qi Ke, Haiying Li, Nichole S Pheifer, David C Velliquette, Douglas W Leaman
The retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I)-like helicases (RLH)s are cytoplasmic pattern recognition receptors expressed in both immune and non-immune cells that are essential for detection of intracellular RNA products, primarily of viral origin. Upon binding to viral RNA, RLHs interact with mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS) to activate interferon (IFN)-mediated antiviral responses. The RLH/MAVS signaling pathway is regulated by ubiquitination/deubiquitination, in which several ubiquitin-editing proteins play critical roles...
June 15, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625850/structure-and-function-of-viral-deubiquitinating-enzymes
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Ben A Bailey-Elkin, Robert C M Knaap, Marjolein Kikkert, Brian L Mark
Post-translational modification of cellular proteins by ubiquitin regulates numerous cellular processes, including innate and adaptive immune responses. Ubiquitin-mediated control over these processes can be reversed by cellular deubiquitinating enzymes, which remove ubiquitin from cellular targets and depolymerize polyubiquitin chains. The importance of protein ubiquitination to host immunity has been underscored by the discovery of viruses that encode proteases with deubiquitinating activity, many of which have been demonstrated to actively corrupt cellular ubiquitin-dependent processes to suppress innate antiviral responses and promote viral replication...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621941/sulawesins-a-c-furanosesterterpene-tetronic-acids-that-inhibit-usp7-from-a-psammocinia-sp-marine-sponge
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Ahmed H Afifi, Ippei Kagiyama, Ahmed H El-Desoky, Hikaru Kato, Remy E P Mangindaan, Nicole J de Voogd, Nagwa M Ammar, Mohammed S Hifnawy, Sachiko Tsukamoto
Three new furanosesterterpene tetronic acids, sulawesins A-C (1-3), were isolated from a Psammocinia sp. marine sponge, along with the known compounds ircinins-1 (4) and -2 (5). Although ircinins-1 and -2 were previously isolated as (+)- or (-)-enantiomers from marine sponges, we isolated them as enantiomeric mixtures. Sulawesins A and B possess a new carbon skeleton with a 5-(furan-3-yl)-4-hydroxycyclopent-2-enone moiety and were also found to be diastereomeric mixtures of four isomers by an HPLC analysis with a chiral-phase column...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621888/wide-and-thick-grain-1-which-encodes-an-otubain-like-protease-with-deubiquitination-activity-influences-grain-size-and-shape-in-rice
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Ke Huang, Dekai Wang, Penggen Duan, Baolan Zhang, Ran Xu, Na Li, Yunhai Li
Grain size and shape are two crucial traits that influence grain yield and grain appearance in rice. Although several factors that affect grain size have been described in rice, the molecular mechanisms underlying grain size and shape determination are still elusive. In this study, we report that the WIDE AND THICK GRAIN 1 (WTG1) functions as an important factor that determines grain size and shape in rice. The wtg1-1 mutant exhibits wide, thick, short and heavy grains and also shows the increased grain number per panicle...
June 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619731/usp25-regulates-wnt-signaling-by-controlling-the-stability-of-tankyrases
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Daichao Xu, Jianping Liu, Tao Fu, Bing Shan, Lihui Qian, Lifeng Pan, Junying Yuan
Aberrant activation of the Wnt signaling pathway plays an important role in human cancer development. Wnt signaling is negatively regulated by Axin, a scaffolding protein that controls a rate-limiting step in the destruction of β-catenin, the central activator of the Wnt pathway. In Wnt-stimulated cells, Axin is rapidly modified by tankyrase-mediated poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation, which promotes the proteolysis of Axin and consequent stabilization of β-catenin. Thus, regulation of the levels and activity of tankyrases is mechanistically important in controlling Wnt signaling...
June 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617443/bilirubin-neurotoxicity-is-associated-with-proteasome-inhibition
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Hongbiao Huang, Mingxing Guo, Ningning Liu, Chong Zhao, Haoyu Chen, Xiaoli Wang, Siyan Liao, Ping Zhou, Yuning Liao, Xin Chen, Xiaoying Lan, Jinghong Chen, Dacai Xu, Xiaofen Li, Xianping Shi, Li Yu, Yuqiang Nie, Xuejun Wang, Chang-E Zhang, Jinbao Liu
The molecular mechanism underlying bilirubin neurotoxicity remains obscure. Ubiquitin-proteasome system-mediated proteolysis is pivotal to virtually all cellular processes and cell survival. Here we report for the first time that bilirubin at a clinically relevant elevated level impairs proteasomal function via inhibiting both the 19S proteasome-associated deubiquitinases (USP14 and UCHL5) and the chymotrypsin-like (CT-like) peptidase activity of 20S proteasomes, thereby contributing to bilirubin neurotoxicity...
June 15, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614715/phgdh-defines-a-metabolic-subtype-in-lung-adenocarcinomas-with-poor-prognosis
#10
Boxi Zhang, Adi Zheng, Per Hydbring, Gorbatchev Ambroise, Amanda Tomie Ouchida, Michel Goiny, Helin Vakifahmetoglu-Norberg, Erik Norberg
Molecular signatures are emerging determinants of choice of therapy for lung adenocarcinomas. An evolving therapeutic approach includes targeting metabolic dependencies in cancers. Here, using an integrative approach, we have dissected the metabolic fingerprints of lung adenocarcinomas, and we show that Phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase (PHGDH), the rate-limiting enzyme in serine biosynthesis, is highly expressed in a adenocarcinoma subset with poor prognosis. This subset harbors a gene signature for DNA replication and proliferation...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606465/ubiquitin-proteasome-system-and-er-stress-in-the-retina-of-diabetic-rats
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Karnam Shruthi, Singareddy Sreenivasa Reddy, Geereddy Bhanuprakash Reddy
PURPOSE: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most frequently occurring complication of diabetes. Alterations in ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) have been associated with several degenerative disorders. Hence, in this study, we investigated the status and role of UPS and ER stress in the retina of diabetic rats. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in rats by streptozotocin. Retinal markers, ER stress markers, components of UPS, ERAD, and autophagy were analyzed after 2- and 4-months of diabetes...
June 9, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604766/the-deubiquitinating-enzymes-usp4-and-usp17-target-hyaluronan-synthase-2-and-differentially-affect-its-function
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M Mehić, V K de Sa, S Hebestreit, C-H Heldin, P Heldin
The levels of hyaluronan, a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan prominent in the extracellular matrix, is balanced through the actions of hyaluronan-synthesizing enzymes (HAS1, 2 and 3) and degrading hyaluronidases (Hyal 1, 2, 3 and PH20). Hyaluronan accumulates in rapidly remodeling tissues, such as breast cancer, due to deregulated expression of the HAS2 gene and/or alterations of HAS2 activity. The activity of HAS2 is regulated by post-translational modifications, including ubiquitination. In order to identify deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) that are involved in de-ubiquitination of HAS2, a complementary (cDNA) library of 69 Flag-HA-tagged human DUBs cloned into retroviral vectors was screened in human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293T cells for their ability to de-ubiquitinate myc-tagged HAS2...
June 12, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604711/the-anaphase-promoting-complex-impacts-repair-choice-by-protecting-ubiquitin-signalling-at-dna-damage-sites
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Kyungsoo Ha, Chengxian Ma, Han Lin, Lichun Tang, Zhusheng Lian, Fang Zhao, Ju-Mei Li, Bei Zhen, Huadong Pei, Suxia Han, Marcos Malumbres, Jianping Jin, Huan Chen, Yongxiang Zhao, Qing Zhu, Pumin Zhang
Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are repaired through two major pathways, homology-directed recombination (HDR) and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). While HDR can only occur in S/G2, NHEJ can happen in all cell cycle phases (except mitosis). How then is the repair choice made in S/G2 cells? Here we provide evidence demonstrating that APC(Cdh1) plays a critical role in choosing the repair pathways in S/G2 cells. Our results suggest that the default for all DSBs is to recruit 53BP1 and RIF1. BRCA1 is blocked from being recruited to broken ends because its recruitment signal, K63-linked poly-ubiquitin chains on histones, is actively destroyed by the deubiquitinating enzyme USP1...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598414/structure-of-the-rpn13-rpn2-complex-provides-insights-for-rpn13-and-uch37-as-anticancer-targets
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Xiuxiu Lu, Urszula Nowicka, Vinidhra Sridharan, Fen Liu, Leah Randles, David Hymel, Marzena Dyba, Sergey G Tarasov, Nadya I Tarasova, Xue Zhi Zhao, Jun Hamazaki, Shigeo Murata, Terrence R Burke, Kylie J Walters
Proteasome-ubiquitin receptor hRpn13/Adrm1 binds and activates deubiquitinating enzyme Uch37/UCHL5 and is targeted by bis-benzylidine piperidone RA190, which restricts cancer growth in mice xenografts. Here, we solve the structure of hRpn13 with a segment of hRpn2 that serves as its proteasome docking site; a proline-rich C-terminal hRpn2 extension stretches across a narrow canyon of the ubiquitin-binding hRpn13 Pru domain blocking an RA190-binding surface. Biophysical analyses in combination with cell-based assays indicate that hRpn13 binds preferentially to hRpn2 and proteasomes over RA190...
June 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591556/regulation-of-usp7-a-high-incidence-of-e3-complexes
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REVIEW
Robbert Q Kim, Titia K Sixma
Ubiquitin conjugation is a critical signalling process in eukaryotic cells. The precise regulation of deubiquitination is an important component of this signalling cascade. Here we discuss how USP7 (or HAUSP), one of the most abundant deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) is regulated by complex formation with regulatory proteins and targets. Full activity of USP7 requires that its C-terminal ubiquitin-like domains fold back onto the catalytic domain, to allow remodelling of the active site to a catalytically competent state by the very C-terminal peptide...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587923/generation-and-validation-of-intracellular-ubiquitin-variant-inhibitors-for-usp7-and-usp10
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Wei Zhang, Maria A Sartori, Taras Makhnevych, Kelly E Federowicz, Xiaohui Dong, Li Liu, Satra Nim, Aiping Dong, Jingsong Yang, Yanjun Li, Dania Haddad, Andreas Ernst, Dirk Heerding, Yufeng Tong, Jason Moffat, Sachdev S Sidhu
Post-translational modification of the p53 signaling pathway plays an important role in cell cycle progression and stress-induced apoptosis. Indeed, a large body of work has shown that dysregulation of p53 and its E3 ligase MDM2 by the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) promotes carcinogenesis and malignant transformation. Thus, drug discovery efforts have focused on restoration of wild-type p53 activity or inactivation of oncogenic mutant p53 by targeted inhibition of UPS components, particularly key deubiquitinases (DUBs) of the ubiquitin-specific protease (USP) class...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584101/deubiquitinating-enzyme-vcip135-dictates-the-duration-of-botulinum-neurotoxin-type-a-intoxication
#17
Yien Che Tsai, Archana Kotiya, Erkan Kiris, Mei Yang, Sina Bavari, Lino Tessarollo, George A Oyler, Allan M Weissman
Botulism is characterized by flaccid paralysis, which can be caused by intoxication with any of the seven known serotypes of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT), all of which disrupt synaptic transmission by endoproteolytic cleavage of SNARE proteins. BoNT serotype A (BoNT/A) has the most prolonged or persistent effects, which can last several months, and exerts its effects by specifically cleaving and inactivating SNAP25. A major factor contributing to the persistence of intoxication is the long half-life of the catalytic light chain, which remains enzymatically active months after entry into cells...
June 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583475/ubiquitin-c-terminal-hydrolase-l3-promotes-interferon-antiviral-activity-by-stabilizing-type-i-interferon-receptor
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Peng Zhao, Tingting Guo, Liping Qian, Xiaofang Wang, Yukang Yuan, Qiao Cheng, Yibo Zuo, Jin Liu, Ying Miao, Qian Feng, Liting Zhang, Shuhua Wu, Hui Zheng
Type-I interferons (IFN-I) are important antiviral drugs which are widely used in clinical therapy of diverse viral infections. However, understanding the detailed mechanisms for IFN-I antiviral signaling remains a major challenge, and may provide novel targets for IFN-based antiviral therapy. So far, the roles of deubiquitinases (DUBs) in regulating IFN-I antiviral activity are still largely unexplored. Here, we find that Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase-L3 (UCHL3) plays an important role in regulating type I-interferon (IFN-I) mediated antiviral response...
June 3, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575188/expression-of-otub1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-its-effects-on-hcc-cell-migration-and-invasion
#19
Qinggan Ni, Jiahui Chen, Xia Li, Xiaodong Xu, Nannan Zhang, Ang Zhou, Bin Zhou, Qian Lu, Zhong Chen
OTUB1 (OTU domain-containing, ubiquitin aldehyde binding protein 1) is a deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) that belongs to the ovarian tumor (OTU) domain protease superfamily. Although it has been demonstrated to play important roles in the development of many kinds of cancer, the mechanism of OTUB1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not clear. The aim of this study was to explore the roles of OTUB1 in HCC progression using cell lines and 115 archived HCC samples. In addition, the clinical outcomes were also analyzed with a special focus on OTUB1 expression in HCC samples...
June 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574056/novel-ubiquitin-cleavage-the-dub-blade-goes-snicker-snack
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Judith A Ronau, Mark Hochstrasser
Recently, a Legionella pneumophila effector protein was shown to have an unprecedented ATP-independent ubiquitin ligase activity that couples phosphoribosylated ubiquitin (PR-Ub) to serine residues of host proteins. A new study published in Cell Research by Qiu et al. reveals that another Legionella effector protein, SidJ, catalyzes deubiquitination of PR-Ub by cleavage of the substrate-linked phosphodiester bond.
June 2, 2017: Cell Research
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