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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223825/usp21-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-metastasis-through-suppressing-ezh2-ubiquitination-in-bladder-carcinoma
#1
Yong Chen, Bo Zhou, Daihui Chen
Bladder cancer (BC) is the second most common malignant tumor of the urinary tract in the world. In this study, we found that ubiquitin-specific protease (USP21) was upregulated in BC and the ectopic expression of USP21 was closely associated with tumor size and metastasis. Moreover, patients with higher levels of USP21 had poorer survival rate. Multiple function analysis such as CCK-8, colony formation, wound healing, and transwell analysis indicated that USP21 regulated cell proliferation and metastasis in bladder carcinoma cell lines...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216017/usp7-inhibitor-p5091-inhibits-wnt-signaling-and-colorectal-tumor-growth
#2
An Tao, Gong Yaxiao, Li Xue, Kong Lingmei, Ma Pengcheng, Gong Liang, Zhu Huifang, Yu Chunlei, Liu Jianmei, Zhou Hongyu, Mao Bingyu, Li Yan
Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is closely associated with the development of various human cancers, especially colorectal cancers (CRC). The ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) is essential in the regulation of Wnt signaling and inhibitors targeting the UPS could have great potential in CRC therapy. Ubiquitin-specific protease 7 (USP7), a deubiquitinating enzyme, plays a significant role in neoplastic diseases due to its well-known function of regulating the MDM2-p53 complex. Inspired by our recent study identifying the positive role of USP7 in the Wnt signaling, we report here that USP7 is overexpressed in colorectal carcinoma cell lines and tissues, which is closely related with the poor prognosis...
February 16, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196907/acetylation-dependent-regulation-of-mdm2-e3-ligase-activity-dictates-its-oncogenic-function
#3
Naoe T Nihira, Kohei Ogura, Kouhei Shimizu, Brian J North, Jinfang Zhang, Daming Gao, Hiroyuki Inuzuka, Wenyi Wei
Abnormal activation of the oncogenic E3 ubiquitin ligase murine double minute 2 (MDM2) is frequently observed in human cancers. By ubiquitinating the tumor suppressor p53 protein, which leads to its proteasome-mediated destruction, MDM2 limits the tumor-suppressing activity of p53. On the other hand, by ubiquitinating itself, MDM2 targets itself for destruction and promotes the p53 tumor suppressor pathway, a process that can be antagonized by the deubiquitinase herpesvirus-associated ubiquitin-specific protease (HAUSP)...
February 14, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187457/the-b-box-module-of-cyld-is-responsible-for-its-intermolecular-interaction-and-cytoplasmic-localization
#4
Songbo Xie, Miao Chen, Siqi Gao, Tao Zhong, Peng Zhou, Dengwen Li, Jun Zhou, Jinmin Gao, Min Liu
The tumor suppressor protein cylindromatosis (CYLD), as a microtubule-associated deubiquitinase, plays a pivotal role in a wide range of cellular activities, including innate immunity, cell division, and ciliogenesis. Structural characterization reveals a small zinc-binding B-box inserted within the ubiquitin specific protease (USP) domain of CYLD; however, the exact role for this module remains yet to be elucidated. Here we identify a critical role for the B-box in facilitating the intermolecular interaction and subcellular localization of CYLD...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167606/the-deubiquitinating-enzyme-usp20-regulates-erk3-stability-and-biological-activity
#5
Simon Mathien, Paul Déléris, Mathilde Soulez, Laure Voisin, Sylvain Meloche
Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 3 (ERK3) is an atypical mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase whose regulatory mechanisms and biological functions remain superficially understood. Contrary to most protein kinases, ERK3 is a highly unstable protein that is subject to dynamic regulation by the ubiquitin-proteasome system. However, the effectors that control ERK3 ubiquitination and degradation are unknown. In this study, we carried out an unbiased functional loss-of-function screen of the human deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) family and identified ubiquitin-specific protease 20 (USP20) as a novel ERK3 regulator...
February 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165509/structural-basis-of-the-specificity-of-usp18-toward-isg15
#6
Anja Basters, Paul P Geurink, Annika Röcker, Katharina F Witting, Roya Tadayon, Sandra Hess, Marta S Semrau, Paola Storici, Huib Ovaa, Klaus-Peter Knobeloch, Günter Fritz
Protein modification by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifiers (Ubls) is counteracted by ubiquitin proteases and Ubl proteases, collectively termed DUBs. In contrast to other proteases of the ubiquitin-specific protease (USP) family, USP18 shows no reactivity toward ubiquitin but specifically deconjugates the interferon-induced Ubl ISG15. To identify the molecular determinants of this specificity, we solved the crystal structures of mouse USP18 alone and in complex with mouse ISG15. USP18 was crystallized in an open and a closed conformation, thus revealing high flexibility of the enzyme...
February 6, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160502/deubiquitinating-enzyme-usp22-positively-regulates-c-myc-stability-and-tumorigenic-activity-in-mammalian-and-breast-cancer-cells
#7
Dongyeon Kim, Ahyoung Hong, Hye In Park, Woo Hyun Shin, Lang Yoo, Seo Jeong Jeon, Kwang Chul Chung
The proto-oncogene c-Myc has a pivotal function in growth control, differentiation and apoptosis and is frequently affected in human cancer, including breast cancer. Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22), a member of the USP family of deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), mediates deubiquitination of target proteins, including histone H2B and H2A, telomeric repeat binding factor 1, and cyclin B1. USP22 is also a component of the mammalian SAGA transcriptional co-activating complex. In this study, we explored the functional role of USP22 in modulating c-Myc stability and its physiological relevance in breast cancer progression...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151478/proteasome-associated-deubiquitinase-ubiquitin-specific-protease-14-regulates-prostate-cancer-proliferation-by-deubiquitinating-and-stabilizing-androgen-receptor
#8
Yuning Liao, Ningning Liu, Xianliang Hua, Jianyu Cai, Xiaohong Xia, Xuejun Wang, Hongbiao Huang, Jinbao Liu
Androgen receptor (AR) is frequently over-expressed and plays a critical role in the growth and progression of human prostate cancer. The therapy attempting to target AR signalling was established in decades ago but the treatment of prostate cancer is far from being satisfactory. The assignable cause is that our understanding of the mechanism of AR regulation and re-activation remains incomplete. Increasing evidence suggests that deubiquitinases are involved in the regulation of cancer development and progression but the specific underlying mechanism often is not elucidated...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148530/usp40-gene-knockdown-disrupts-glomerular-permeability-in-zebrafish
#9
Hisashi Takagi, Yukino Nishibori, Kan Katayama, Tomohisa Katada, Shohei Takahashi, Zentaro Kiuchi, Shin-Ichiro Takahashi, Hiroyasu Kamei, Hayato Kawakami, Yoshihiro Akimoto, Akihiko Kudo, Katsuhiko Asanuma, Hiromu Takematsu, Kunimasa Yan
Unbiased transcriptome profiling and functional genomics approaches have identified ubiquitin specific protease 40 (USP40) as a highly specific glomerular transcript. This gene product remains uncharacterized, and its biological function is completely unknown. Here, we showed that mouse and rat glomeruli exhibit specific expression of the USP40 protein, which migrated at 150 kDa and was exclusively localized in the podocyte cytoplasm of the adult kidney. Double-labeling immunofluorescence staining and confocal microscopy analysis of fetal and neonate kidney samples revealed that USP40 was also expressed in the vasculature, including in glomerular endothelial cells at the premature stage...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137592/usp7-promotes-medulloblastoma-cell-survival-and-metastasis-by-activating-shh-pathway
#10
Meixiao Zhan, Xiaohan Sun, Jinxiao Liu, Yan Li, Yong Li, Xu He, Zizhang Zhou, Ligong Lu
The ubiquitin-specific protease Usp7 plays roles in multiple cellular processes through deubiquitinating and stabilizing numerous substrates, including P53, Pten and Gli. Aberrant Usp7 activity has been implicated in many disorders and tumorigenesis, making it as a potential target for therapeutic intervention. Although it is clear that Usp7 is involved in many types of cancer, its role in regulating medulloblastoma (MB) is still unknown. In this study, we show that knockdown of Usp7 inhibits the proliferation and migration of MB cells, while Usp7 overexpression exerts an opposite effect...
January 27, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126338/usp15-attenuates-igf-i-signaling-by-antagonizing-nedd4-induced-irs-2-ubiquitination
#11
Toshiaki Fukushima, Hidehito Yoshihara, Haruka Furuta, Fumihiko Hakuno, Shun-Ichiro Iemura, Tohru Natsume, Yusuke Nakatsu, Hideaki Kamata, Tomoichiro Asano, Masayuki Komada, Shin-Ichiro Takahashi
Insulin receptor substrates (IRSs) are phosphorylated by IGF-I receptor tyrosine kinase in a ligand-dependent manner. In turn, they bind to and activate effector proteins such as PI3K, leading to various cell responses including cell proliferation. We had reported that ubiquitin ligase Nedd4 induces mono-ubiquitination of IRS-2, thereby enhancing IRS-2 tyrosine phosphorylation, leading to increased IGF signaling and mitogenic activity. Here we show that ubiquitin-specific protease 15 (USP15) antagonizes the effect of Nedd4 on IRS-2...
March 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108249/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-thiazole-derivatives-as-novel-usp7-inhibitors
#12
Chao Chen, Jiemei Song, Jinzheng Wang, Chang Xu, Caiping Chen, Wei Gu, Hongbin Sun, Xiaoan Wen
Herpesvirus-associated Ubiquitin-Specific Protease (HAUSP, also called USP7) interacts with and stabilizes Mdm2, and represents one of the first examples that deubiquitinases oncogenic proteins. USP7 has been regarded as a potential drug target for cancer therapy. Inhibitors of USP7 have been recently shown to suppress tumor cell growth in vitro and in vivo. Based on leading USP7 inhibitors P5091 and P22077, we designed and synthesized a series of thiazole derivatives. The results of in vitro assays showed that the thiazole compounds exhibited low micromolar inhibition activity against both USP7 enzyme and cancer cell lines...
January 10, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105162/ubiquitin-specific-protease-21-upregulation-in-breast-cancer-promotes-cell-tumorigenic-capability-and-is-associated-with-the-nod-like-receptor-signaling-pathway
#13
Liang Peng, Yi Hu, Demeng Chen, Ruixia Linghu, Yingzhe Wang, Xiaoxue Kou, Junlan Yang, Shunchang Jiao
Ubiquitination and deubiquitination have emerged as critical regulators in cancer. In the present study, the expression pattern of 50 ubiquitin-specific proteases (USPs) was summarized in breast cancer using a bioinformatics approach, and USP21 was identified as the most altered gene in breast cancer. In particular, expression of USP21 in triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell lines was greater compared with other subtypes of breast cancer. Knockdown of USP21 in TNBC cells inhibited cell proliferation, migration and invasion...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101374/arginine-methylation-of-usp9x-promotes-its-interaction-with-tdrd3-and-its-anti-apoptotic-activities-in-breast-cancer-cells
#14
Nithya Narayanan, Zhihao Wang, Ling Li, Yanzhong Yang
The Tudor domain-containing proteins are characterized by their specific interactions with methylated protein motifs, including methyl-arginines and methyl-lysines. The Tudor domain-containing protein 3 (TDRD3) is one of the major methyl-arginine effector molecules that recognizes methylated arginine residues on histones and the C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase II, and activates transcription. However, majority of the cellular TDRD3 localizes to the cytoplasm and its functions there are still elusive. Here, we have identified ubiquitin-specific protease 9 X-linked (USP9X) as a TDRD3-interacting protein by GST (glutathione S-transferase) pull-down and co-immunoprecipitation...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098257/a-comprehensive-platform-for-the-analysis-of-ubiquitin-like-protein-modifications-using-in-vivo-biotinylation
#15
Lucia Pirone, Wendy Xolalpa, Jón Otti Sigurðsson, Juanma Ramirez, Coralia Pérez, Monika González, Ainara Ruiz de Sabando, Félix Elortza, Manuel S Rodriguez, Ugo Mayor, Jesper V Olsen, Rosa Barrio, James D Sutherland
Post-translational modification by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins (UbLs) is fundamental for maintaining protein homeostasis. Efficient isolation of UbL conjugates is hampered by multiple factors, including cost and specificity of reagents, removal of UbLs by proteases, distinguishing UbL conjugates from interactors, and low quantities of modified substrates. Here we describe bioUbLs, a comprehensive set of tools for studying modifications in Drosophila and mammals, based on multicistronic expression and in vivo biotinylation using the E...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096463/deneddylase1-counters-automodification-of-neddylating-enzymes-to-maintain-nedd8-homeostasis-in-arabidopsis
#16
Julia Mergner, Bernhard Kuster, Claus Schwechheimer
In eukaryotes, the conjugation of the ubiquitin-like protein NEDD8 onto protein targets is an important post-translational modification. The best understood neddylation targets are the cullins, scaffold subunits of E3 ubiquitin ligases, where neddylation as well as deneddylation, facilitated by the protease activity of the CSN (COP9 signalosome), are required to control ubiquitin ligase assembly, function and ultimately substrate degradation. Little is known about the role of other deneddylating enzymes besides CSN and the role of neddylation and deneddylation of their substrates...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095500/senp7-potentiates-cgas-activation-by-relieving-sumo-mediated-inhibition-of-cytosolic-dna-sensing
#17
Ye Cui, Huansha Yu, Xin Zheng, Rui Peng, Qiang Wang, Yi Zhou, Rui Wang, Jiehua Wang, Bo Qu, Nan Shen, Qiang Guo, Xing Liu, Chen Wang
Cyclic GMP-AMP (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS, a.k.a. MB21D1), a cytosolic DNA sensor, catalyzes formation of the second messenger 2'3'-cGAMP that activates the stimulator of interferon genes (STING) signaling. How the cGAS activity is modulated remains largely unknown. Here, we demonstrate that sentrin/SUMO-specific protease 7 (SENP7) interacted with and potentiated cGAS activation. The small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) was conjugated onto the lysine residues 335, 372 and 382 of cGAS, which suppressed its DNA-binding, oligomerization and nucleotidyl-transferase activities...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079137/x-ray-structure-and-enzymatic-activity-profile-of-a-core-papain-like-protease-of-mers-coronavirus-with-utility-for-structure-based-drug-design
#18
Jozlyn R Clasman, Yahira M Báez-Santos, Robert C Mettelman, Amornrat O'Brien, Susan C Baker, Andrew D Mesecar
Ubiquitin-like domain 2 (Ubl2) is immediately adjacent to the N-terminus of the papain-like protease (PLpro) domain in coronavirus polyproteins, and it may play a critical role in protease regulation and stability as well as in viral infection. However, our recent cellular studies reveal that removing the Ubl2 domain from MERS PLpro has no effect on its ability to process the viral polyprotein or act as an interferon antagonist, which involves deubiquitinating and deISGylating cellular proteins. Here, we test the hypothesis that the Ubl2 domain is not required for the catalytic function of MERS PLpro in vitro...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031360/herpes-simplex-virus-1-ubiquitin-specific-protease-ul36-abrogates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-dna-sensing-signal-pathway
#19
Ruijie Ye, Chenhe Su, Haiyan Xu, Chunfu Zheng
The DNA sensing pathway triggers innate immune responses against DNA virus infection, and NF-κB signaling plays a critical role in establishing innate immunity. We report here that the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) ubiquitin-specific protease (UL36USP), which is a deubiquitinase (DUB), antagonizes NF-κB activation, depending on its DUB activity. In this study, ectopically expressed UL36USP blocked promoter activation of beta interferon (IFN-β) and NF-κB induced by cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) and stimulator of interferon genes (STING)...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029679/usp14-inhibitor-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-neuronal-injury-in-mice
#20
Jia-Wei Min, Lanhai Lü, Jessica L Freeling, Doug S Martin, Hongmin Wang
Stroke is associated with over-production of misfolded and aggregating proteins. However, it remains largely unclear whether enhanced removal of protein aggregates following ischemic stroke is neuroprotective. Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) are a large group of proteases that regulate protein degradation. The ubiquitin-specific protease 14 (USP14) is a DUB that is associated with the proteasome and negatively regulates proteasome activity. In this study, we examined the effect of 1-[1-(4-fluorophenyl)-2,5-dimethylpyrrol-3-yl]-2-pyrrolidin-1-ylethanone (IU1), a specific small molecule inhibitor of USP14, on mouse focal cerebral ischemic stroke-induced neuronal injury in mice...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
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