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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520590/role-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-pituitary-tumours-from-bench-to-bedside
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Anat Ben-Shlomo, Odelia Cooper
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Treatment of aggressive pituitary tumours often yields suboptimal control of the tumour and confers significant morbidity. Lactotroph and corticotroph-derived tumours express ErbB receptors and ligands, and mutations in ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8), which alters epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) degradation, have been implicated in Cushing disease pathogenesis. EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy has emerged as a potential new therapeutic approach for patients with aggressive prolactinomas and Cushing disease...
May 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510446/modularly-constructed-synthetic-granzyme-b-molecule-enables-interrogation-of-intracellular-proteases-for-targeted-cytotoxicity
#2
Patrick Ho, Christopher Ede, Yvonne Y Chen
Targeted therapies promise to increase the safety and efficacy of treatments against diseases ranging from cancer to viral infections. However, the vast majority of targeted therapeutics relies on the recognition of extracellular biomarkers, which are rarely restricted to diseased cells and are thus prone to severe and sometimes-fatal off-target toxicities. In contrast, intracellular antigens present a diverse yet underutilized repertoire of disease markers. Here, we report a protein-based therapeutic platform-termed Cytoplasmic Oncoprotein VErifier and Response Trigger (COVERT)-which enables the interrogation of intracellular proteases to trigger targeted cytotoxicity...
May 16, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505279/somatic-usp8-gene-mutations-are-a-common-cause-of-pediatric-cushing-disease
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Fabio R Faucz, Amit Tirosh, Christina Tatsi, Annabel Berthon, Laura C Hernández-Ramírez, Nikolaos Settas, Anna Angelousi, Ricardo Correa, Georgios Z Papadakis, Prashant Chittiboina, Martha Quezado, Nathan Pankratz, John Lane, Aggeliki Dimopoulos, James L Mills, Maya Lodish, Constantine A Stratakis
Context: Somatic mutations in the ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8) gene have been recently identified as the most common genetic alteration in patients with Cushing disease (CD). However, the frequency of these mutations in the pediatric population has not been extensively assessed. Objective: We investigated the status of the USP8 gene at the somatic level in a cohort of pediatric patients with corticotroph adenomas. Design and Methods: The USP8 gene was fully sequenced in both germline and tumor DNA samples from 42 pediatric CD patients...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499884/inhibition-of-ubiquitin-specific-protease-34-usp34-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-promotes-stemness-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
#4
Eunhye Oh, Ji Young Kim, Daeil Sung, Youngkwan Cho, Nahyun Lee, Hyunsook An, Yoon-Jae Kim, Tae-Min Cho, Jae Hong Seo
Ubiquitin-specific protease 34 (USP34) is a deubiquitinating enzyme that regulates Axin stability and plays a critical role in Wnt/β-catenin signaling. We sought to investigate the role of USP34 on epithelial-mesenchymal (EMT) induction and its effects on mammary epithelial stem cells. USP34 expression levels were relatively lower in MDA-MB-231 and 4T1 mesenchymal-like cells when compared to epithelial-like cells. Inhibition of USP34 in NMuMG cells induced EMT, as evidenced by the upregulation of EMT markers including N-cadherin, phospho-Smad3, Snail and active-β-catenin, as well as the downregulation of Axin 1 and E-cadherin...
May 10, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498477/identification-of-candidate-substrates-of-ubiquitin-specific-protease-13-using-2d-dige
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Jianmin Wang, Yingli Liu, Lijuan Tang, Sufen Qi, Yingjun Mi, Dianwu Liu, Qingbao Tian
The present study aimed to identify candidate substrates of ubiquitin-specific protease (USP)13 using two-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE). USP13 is a well-characterized member of the USP family, which regulates diverse cellular functions by cleaving ubiquitin from ubiquitinated protein substrates. However, existing studies indicate that USP13 has no detectable hydrolytic activity in vitro. This finding implies that USP13 likely has different substrate specificity. In this study, a USP cleavage assay was performed using two different types of model substrates (glutathione S-transferase-Ub52 and ubiquitin-β-galactosidase) to detect the deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) activity of USP13...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495793/usp7-inhibition-alters-homologous-recombination-repair-and-targets-cll-cells-independent-of-atm-p53-functional-status
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Angelo Agathanggelou, Edward Smith, Nicholas J Davies, Marwan Kwok, Anastasia Zlatanou, Ceri E Oldreive, Jingwen Mao, David Da Costa, Sina Yadollahi, Tracey Perry, Pamela Kearns, Anna Skowronska, Elliot Yates, Helen Parry, Peter Hillmen, Celine Reverdy, Remi Delansorne, Shankara Paneesha, Guy Pratt, Paul Moss, A Malcolm R Taylor, Grant S Stewart, Tatjana Stankovic
The role of the deubiquitylase ubiquitin-specific protease 7 (USP7) in the regulation of the p53-dependent DNA damage response (DDR) pathway is well established. Whilst previous studies have mostly focused on the mechanisms underlying how USP7 directly controls p53 stability, we have recently shown that USP7 modulates the stability of the DNA damage responsive E3 ubiquitin ligase, RAD18. This suggests that targeting USP7 may have therapeutic potential even in tumors with defective p53 or ibrutinib resistance...
May 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476333/identification-of-4-arylidene-curcumin-analogues-as-novel-proteasome-inhibitors-for-potential-anticancer-agents-targeting-19s-regulatory-particle-associated-deubiquitinase
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Xin Yue, Yinglin Zuo, Hongpeng Ke, Jiaming Luo, Lanlan Lou, Wenjing Qin, Youqiao Wang, Ziyi Liu, Daoyuan Chen, Haixia Sun, Weichao Zheng, Cuige Zhu, Ruimin Wang, Gesi Wen, Jun Du, Binhua Zhou, Xianzhang Bu
The proteasomal 19S regulatory particle (RP) associated deubiquitinases (DUBs) have attracted much attention owing to its potential as a therapeutic target for cancer therapy. Identification of new entities against 19S RP associated DUBs and illustration of the underlying mechanisms is crucial for discovery of novel proteasome blockers. In this study, a series of 4-arylidene curcumin analogues were identified as potent proteasome inhibitor by preferentially blocking deubiquitinase function of proteasomal 19S RP with moderate 20S CP inhibition...
May 2, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475037/senp8-limits-aberrant-neddylation-of-nedd8-pathway-components-to-promote-cullin-ring-ubiquitin-ligase-function
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Kate E Coleman, Miklós Békés, Jessica R Chapman, Sarah B Crist, Mathew Jk Jones, Beatrix M Ueberheide, Tony T Huang
NEDD8 is a ubiquitin-like modifier most well-studied for its role in activating the largest family of ubiquitin E3 ligases, the cullin-RING ligases (CRLs). While many non-cullin neddylation substrates have been proposed over the years, validation of true NEDD8 targets has been challenging, as overexpression of exogenous NEDD8 can trigger NEDD8 conjugation through the ubiquitylation machinery. Here, we developed a deconjugation-resistant form of NEDD8 to stabilize the neddylated form of cullins and other non-cullin substrates...
May 5, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470603/a-generic-protocol-for-purifying-disulfide-bonded-domains-and-random-protein-fragments-using-fusion-proteins-with-sumo3-and-cleavage-by-senp2-protease
#9
Hüseyin Besir
Recombinant expression of heterologous proteins in E. coli is well established for a wide range of proteins, although in many cases, purifying soluble and properly folded proteins remains challenging (Sorensen and Mortensen, J Biotechnol 115:113-128, 2005; Correa and Oppezzo, Methods Mol Biol 1258:27-44, 2015). Proteins that contain disulfide bonds (e.g., cytokines, growth factors) are often particularly difficult to purify in soluble form and still need optimizing of protocols in almost every step of the process (Berkmen, Protein Expr Purif 82:240-251, 2012; de Marco, Microb Cell Fact 11:129, 2012)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468752/usp4-inhibits-smad4-monoubiquitination-and-promotes-activin-and-bmp-signaling
#10
Fangfang Zhou, Feng Xie, Ke Jin, Zhengkui Zhang, Marcello Clerici, Rui Gao, Maarten van Dinther, Titia K Sixma, Huizhe Huang, Long Zhang, Peter Ten Dijke
SMAD4 is a common intracellular effector for TGF-β family cytokines, but the mechanism by which its activity is dynamically regulated is unclear. We demonstrated that ubiquitin-specific protease (USP) 4 strongly induces activin/BMP signaling by removing the inhibitory monoubiquitination from SMAD4. This modification was triggered by the recruitment of the E3 ligase, SMURF2, to SMAD4 following ligand-induced regulatory (R)-SMAD-SMAD4 complex formation. Whereas the interaction of the negative regulator c-SKI inhibits SMAD4 monoubiquitination, the ligand stimulates the recruitment of SMURF2 to the c-SKI-SMAD2 complex and triggers c-SKI ubiquitination and degradation...
May 3, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464229/functional-characterization-of-the-neuron-restrictive-silencer-element-in-the-human-tryptophan-hydroxylase-2-gene-expression
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Yukino Nawa, Hanae Kaneko, Masayuki Oda, Masaaki Tsubonoya, Tomoko Hiroi, Maria Teresa Gentile, Luca Colucci-D'Amato, Ryoya Takahashi, Hiroaki Matsui
Tryptophan hydroxylase 2 (TPH2) is the key enzyme in the synthesis of neuronal serotonin. Although previous studies suggest that TPH2 NRSE (neuron-restrictive silencer element) functions as a negative regulator dependent on NRSF (neuron-restrictive silencer factor) activity, the underlying mechanisms are yet to be fully elucidated. Here, we show a detailed analysis of the NRSE-mediated repression of the human TPH2 (hTPH2) promoter activity in RN46A cells, a cell line derived from rat raphe neurons. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR analysis revealed the expression of serotonergic marker genes (Mash1, Nkx2...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460043/cell-free-mitochondrial-fusion-assay-detected-by-specific-protease-reaction-revealed-ca2-as-regulator-of-mitofusin-dependent-mitochondrial-fusion
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Naotada Ishihara, Maki Maeda, Tadato Ban, Katsuyoshi Mihara
Mitochondrial dynamic by frequent fusion and fission have important roles in various cellular signaling processes and pathophysiology in vivo. However, the molecular mechanisms that regulate mitochondrial fusion, especially in mammalian cells, are not well understood. Accordingly, we developed a novel biochemical cell-free mitochondrial fusion assay system using isolated human mitochondria. We used a protease and its specific substrate that are essential for yeast autophagy; Atg4 protease is required for maturation and the de-conjugation of the ubiquitin-like modifier Atg8...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451143/understanding-and-predicting-the-potency-of-ros-based-enzyme-inhibitors-exemplified-by-naphthoquinones-and-ubiquitin-specific-protease-2
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Pushparathinam Gopinath, Atif Mahammed, Shimrit Ohayon, Zeev Gross, Ashraf Brik
Recent studies have suggested that selective targeting of overexpressed enzymes in cancer cells by small molecules that induce the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) could be a viable approach in cancer therapy. One such example is the inactivation of ubiquitin specific protease-2 (USP2)-an emerging drug target to combat prostate cancer-by β-lapachone, which has been identified to involve oxidation of the catalytic cysteine's thiol residue to sulfinic acid. A rational design of β-lapachone analogs with improved activity requires a much better understanding of the variables that determine ROS production by this class of molecules...
December 1, 2016: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442447/detailed-two-dimensional-gel-proteomic-mapping-of-the-feces-of-the-house-dust-mite-dermatophagoides-pteronyssinus-and-comparison-with-d-farinae-reduced-trypsin-protease-content-in-d-pteronyssinus-and-different-isoforms
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Tomas Erban, Karel Harant, Jan Hubert
Major domestic mite allergens are present in feces. We present a detailed 2D-E-MS/MS proteomic analysis of the Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus feces. Precise cultivation yielded a pure fecal extract. We detected differences in fecal allergens/digestive enzymes between D. pteronyssinus and D. farinae using 2D-E fingerprinting, including unique information on species-specific protease isoforms. Proteomic analysis was performed by 2D-E coupled with MALDI-TOF/TOF identification. The species-specific differences in the fecal extracts of the mites were attributed to trypsin-like proteases known as group 3 allergens...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438633/structural-insights-into-the-interaction-of-coronavirus-papain-like-proteases-and-interferon-stimulated-gene-product-15-from-different-species
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Courtney M Daczkowski, John V Dzimianski, Jozlyn R Clasman, Octavia Goodwin, Andrew D Mesecar, Scott D Pegan
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) encode multifunctional papain-like proteases (PLPs) that have the ability to process the viral polyprotein to facilitate RNA replication and antagonize the host innate immune response. The latter function involves reversing the post-translational modification of cellular proteins conjugated with either ubiquitin (Ub) or Ub-like interferon-stimulated gene product 15 (ISG15). Ub is known to be highly conserved among eukaryotes, but surprisingly, ISG15 is highly divergent among animals...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432497/immobilization-of-ulp1-protease-on-nhs-activated-sepharose-a-useful-tool-for-cleavage-of-the-sumo-tag-of-recombinant-proteins
#16
Qiujin Liang, Zhengzhi Huang, Yuan Zhang, Hongtao Li
OBJECTIVE: To fabricate an active and stable enzyme through covalent immobilization, a Ubl-specific protease (Ulp1) was used to cleave small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) fusion proteins. RESULTS: We immobilized Ulp1 on N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS)-activated Sepharose with a coupling efficiency of 1.7 mg/ml. The immobilized Ulp1 maintains 95% substrate-cleavage ability and significantly enhances pH and thermal stability, especially can withstand pH of 10.5. Besides resistance against some small molecules, the immobilized Ulp1 can tolerate 15% (v/v) DMSO and 20% (v/v) ethanol...
April 21, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431405/usp5-functions-as-an-oncogene-for-stimulating-tumorigenesis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Yi Liu, Wei-Mao Wang, Ying-Fei Lu, Lu Feng, Li Li, Ming-Zhu Pan, Yu Sun, Chun-Wai Suen, Wei Guo, Jian-Xin Pang, Jin-Fang Zhang, Wei-Ming Fu
As deubiquitinases, several ubiquitin specific protease members have been reported to mediate tumorigenesis. Although ubiquitin specific protease 5 (Usp5) was previously demonstrated to suppress p53 transcriptional activity and DNA repair, its role in carcinogenesis remains elusive. In this study, we sought to define a novel role of Usp5 in tumorigenesis. It was found that Usp5 was significantly upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells and most clinical specimens. Further functional investigation also showed that Usp5 knockdown suppressed cell proliferation, migration, drug resistance and induced apoptosis; on the other hand, Usp5 overexpression promoted colony formation, migration, drug resistance and tumorigenesis...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417919/sumo-specific-cysteine-protease-1-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-prostate-cancer-cells-via-regulating-smad4-desumoylation
#18
Xiaoyan Zhang, Hao Wang, Hua Wang, Fengjun Xiao, Prem Seth, Weidong Xu, Qinghua Jia, Chutse Wu, Yuefeng Yang, Lisheng Wang
In advanced prostate cancer, small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO)-specific cysteine protease 1 (SENP1) is up-regulated. However, the role of SENP1 in regulating deSUMOylation of TGF-β/SMADs signaling is unknown. In this study, we developed a lentiviral vector, PLKO.1-shSENP1, to silence SENP1 in prostate cancer cells with high metastatic characteristics (PC3M). Likewise, we also created an adenovirus vector, Ad5/F11p-SENP1 to over-express SENP1 in prostate cancer cells with low metastatic potential (LNCaP)...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417539/usp22-mediates-the-multidrug-resistance-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-the-sirt1-akt-mrp1-signaling-pathway
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Sunbin Ling, Jie Li, Qiaonan Shan, Haojiang Dai, Di Lu, Xue Wen, Penghong Song, Haiyang Xie, Lin Zhou, Jimin Liu, Xiao Xu, Shusen Zheng
Drug treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) often fail because of multidrug resistance (MDR). The mechanisms of MDR are complex but cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are able to self-renew and differentiate, have recently been shown to be involved. The deubiquitinating enzyme ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) is a marker for CSCs. This study aimed to elucidate the role of USP22 in MDR of HCC and the underlying mechanisms. Using in vitro and in vivo assays, we found that modified USP22 levels were responsible for the altered drug-resistant phenotype of BEL7402 and BEL/FU cells...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415623/overexpression-of-ubiquitin-specific-proteases-44-promotes-the-malignancy-of-glioma-by-stabilizing-tumor-promoter-securin
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Yongxiang Zou, Guanzhong Qiu, Lei Jiang, Zheng Cai, Wei Sun, Hongkang Hu, Chengyin Lu, Weilin Jin, Guohan Hu
Ubiquitin specific peptidase 44 (USP44) has been identified as an important component of spindle assemble checkpoint (SAC) to prevent the formation of aneuploidy. However, recent study raised a controversy about the effect of USP44 in tumor. Here, we first confirmed the intranuclear localization of USP44 by testing several specific antibodies to recognize endogenous USP44. Then, data from IHC and qRT-PCR assay indicated that the high expression of USP44 existed in high-grade glioma tissues and signified a poor prognosis...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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