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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817177/the-n-terminal-ubiquitin-associated-domain-of-cezanne-is-crucial-for-its-function-to-suppress-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Yanxi Ji, Liu Cao, Lanyi Zeng, Zhen Zhang, Qiaoqiao Xiao, Penglin Guan, Shiyou Chen, Yu Chen, Min Wang, Deyin Guo
Cezanne, a deubiquitinating cysteine protease (DUB) belonging to A20 subgroup of ovarian tumor (OTU) protein superfamily, functions as a negative regulator of NF-κB to attenuate NF-κB activation and to restrain pro-inflammatory transcription in response to TNF receptor (TNFR) signaling. It is the first documented OTU DUB that preferably disassembles Lys11-linked polyubiquitin chains and has been shown to regulate multiple cellular events including immune signaling, cell survival and tumor progression. Previous studies showed that in response to TNF stimulation, Cezanne is recruited to the activated TNFR complex to suppress the build-up of polyubiquitinated RIP1 signal by removing Lys63 polyubiquitin from RIP1...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807830/usp5-promotes-tumorigenesis-and-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer-by-stabilizing-foxm1-protein
#2
Xin-Yan Li, Hai-Yun Wu, Xiao-Fang Mao, Li-Xin Jiang, Yong-Xiang Wang
Increased ubiquitin-specific protease 5 (USP5) has been associated with tumorigenesis of malignancy including glioblastoma, melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the role of USP5 in tumorigenesis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) has not been studied yet. In this study, we demonstrated that USP5 was significantly upregulated in a panel of PDAC cell lines and correlated with FoxM1 protein expression. USP5 knockdown inhibited proliferation of PANC-1 and SW1990, two PDAC cell lines. In the mouse xenografted pancreatic tumor model, suppression of USP5 significantly decreased tumor growth, correlated with down regulation of FoxM1...
August 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807012/protein-deubiquitinase-usp7-is-required-for-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#3
Yiman Tang, Longwei Lv, Wenyue Li, Xiao Zhang, Yong Jiang, Wenshu Ge, Yongsheng Zhou
BACKGROUND: Human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs) are multipotent progenitor cells with self-renewal capabilities and multilineage differentiation potential, including osteogenesis. Although protein deubiquitinases have been linked to stem cell fate determination, whether protein deubiquitination contributes to lineage commitment during osteogenic differentiation of hASCs remains to be investigated. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the ubiquitin specific protease 7 (USP7) on osteogenic differentiation of hASCs...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805676/inhibitors-of-deubiquitinating-enzymes-block-hiv-1-replication-and-augment-the-presentation-of-gag-derived-mhc-i-epitopes
#4
Christian Setz, Melanie Friedrich, Pia Rauch, Kirsten Fraedrich, Alina Matthaei, Maximilian Traxdorf, Ulrich Schubert
In recent years it has been well established that two major constituent parts of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS)-the proteasome holoenzymes and a number of ubiquitin ligases-play a crucial role, not only in virus replication but also in the regulation of the immunogenicity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). However, the role in HIV-1 replication of the third major component, the deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), has remained largely unknown. In this study, we show that the DUB-inhibitors (DIs) P22077 and PR-619, specific for the DUBs USP7 and USP47, impair Gag processing and thereby reduce the infectivity of released virions without affecting viral protease activity...
August 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768102/chemical-approaches-to-intervening-in-ubiquitin-specific-protease-7-usp7-function-for-oncology-and-immune-oncology-therapies
#5
Jian Wu, Suresh Kumar, Feng Wang, Hui Wang, Lijia Chen, Patrick Arsenault, Michael Mattern, Joseph Weinstock
USP7, the most widely studied among the nearly 100 deubiquitinating enzymes, supports cancer by positively affecting tumor growth and negatively affecting the patient's immune response to tumors. Great interest exists, therefore, in developing USP7 inhibitors for clinical evaluation. While the proteasome inhibitor field has enjoyed clinical success, very few clinically appropriate effectors of deubiquitinating (protease) or ubiquitinating (ligase) enzymes have appeared. The ubiquitin protease/ligase field is moving from the initial discovery of potent, selective modulators with cell proof of concept and/or in vivo activity to the optimization of these molecules to impart drug-like properties or the discovery of new inhibitor scaffolds by improved screening or rational design...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755289/downregulation-of-usp4-promotes-activation-of-microglia-and-subsequent-neuronal-inflammation-in-rat-spinal-cord-after-injury
#6
Xingjie Jiang, Mingchen Yu, Yiqing Ou, Yong Cao, Yu Yao, Ping Cai, Feng Zhang
NF-κB is involved in the activation of microglia, which induces secondary spinal cord injury (SCI). This process involves the activation of NF-κB signaling pathway by TRAF6 through its polyubiquitination function. We know that deubiquitination of TRAF6 mediated by deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) significantly inhibits activation of NF-κB pathway. The ubiquitin-specific protease 4 (USP4) belongs to the deubiquitinase family. Therefore, we hypothesize that USP4 is involved in the microglial activation and subsequent neuronal inflammation after SCI...
July 28, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743957/ubiquitin-specific-protease-21-stabilizes-brca2-to-control-dna-repair-and-tumor-growth
#7
Jinping Liu, Alex Kruswick, Hien Dang, Andy D Tran, So Mee Kwon, Xin Wei Wang, Philipp Oberdoerffer
Tumor growth relies on efficient DNA repair to mitigate the detrimental impact of DNA damage associated with excessive cell division. Modulating repair factor function, thus, provides a promising strategy to manipulate malignant growth. Here, we identify the ubiquitin-specific protease USP21 as a positive regulator of BRCA2, a key mediator of DNA repair by homologous recombination. USP21 interacts with, deubiquitinates and stabilizes BRCA2 to promote efficient RAD51 loading at DNA double-strand breaks. As a result, depletion of USP21 decreases homologous recombination efficiency, causes an increase in DNA damage load and impairs tumor cell survival...
July 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718215/usp18-protects-against-hepatic-steatosis-and-insulin-resistance-via-its-dub-activity
#8
Shimin An, Ling-Ping Zhao, Li-Jun Shen, Siyuan Wang, Kuo Zhang, Yu Qi, Jilin Zheng, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Xue-Yong Zhu, Rong Bao, Ling Yang, Yue-Xin Lu, Zhi-Gang She, Yi-Da Tang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by hepatic steatosis, impaired insulin sensitivity and chronic low-grade inflammation. However, the pathogenic mechanism of NAFLD is poorly understood, which hinders the exploration of possible treatments. Here, we first report that ubiquitin-specific protease 18 (USP18), a member of the deubiquitinating (DUB) enzyme family, plays regulatory roles in NAFLD progression. The expression of USP18 was down-regulated in the livers of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients and high-fat diet (HFD) induced or genetically obese mice...
July 17, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710116/expression-and-mutational-status-of-usp8-in-tumors-causing-ectopic-acth-secretion-syndrome
#9
Luis Gustavo Pérez-Rivas, Andrea Oßwald, Thomas Knösel, Kristin Lucia, Christian Schaaf, Michael Hristov, Julia Fazel, Thomas Kirchner, Felix Beuschlein, Martin Reincke, Marily Theodoropoulou
The ectopic ACTH secretion syndrome (EAS) is the clinical consequence of the paraneoplastic secretion of ACTH by non-pituitary tumors. The mechanisms responsible for the pathogenesis of these tumors are still unknown. Recently, we and others detected hotspot heterozygous driver mutations in the gene coding for the ubiquitin-specific protease 8 (USP8) in almost half of ACTH-secreting pituitary corticotroph tumors causing Cushing's disease. Mutant USP8 was also found to stimulate proopiomelanocortin (POMC) transcription and ACTH synthesis...
July 14, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695315/ubiquitin-specific-proteases-function-in-plant-development-and-stress-responses
#10
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Huapeng Zhou, Jinfeng Zhao, Jingqing Cai, Suyash B Patil
UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASES play important roles in plant development and stress responses. Protein ubiquitination and deubiquitination are reversible processes, which can modulate the stability, activity as well as subcellular localization of the substrate proteins. UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE (UBP) protein family participates in protein deubiquitination. Members of UBP family are involved in a variety of physiological processes in plants, as evidenced by their functional characterization in model plant Arabidopsis and other plants...
August 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674773/influenza-a-virus-induced-downregulation-of-mir-26a-contributes-to-reduced-ifn%C3%AE-%C3%AE-production
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Shijuan Gao, Jiandong Li, Liping Song, Jiaoxiang Wu, Wenlin Huang
Innate immunity provides immediate defense against viral infection. Influenza A virus (IAV) is able to get past the first line of defense. Elucidation of the molecular interaction between influenza factors and the newly recognized host players in the innate response might help in our understanding of the root causes of virulence and pathogenicity of IAV. In this study, we show that expression of miR-26a leads to a significant inhibition of IAV replication. miR-26a does not directly target IAV genome. Instead, miR-26a activates the type I interferon (IFN) signaling pathway and promotes the production of IFN-stimulated genes, thus suppressing viral replication...
June 30, 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656291/usp7-is-associated-with-greater-disease-activity-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-via-stabilization-of-the-ifn%C3%AE-receptor
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Ying Yu, Zhaoliang Su, Zhejiong Wang, Huaxi Xu
An improved understanding of the mechanism of interferon (IFN)α activation in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is likely to aid the identification of effective therapeutic targets. Increasing evidence has indicated that the activity of IFNα is mediated by the interplay of ubiquitylation/deubiquitylation enzyme regulators. The present study identified the deubiquitylation enzyme ubiquitin‑specific‑processing protease 7 (USP7) as a critical regulator of the human IFNα‑2 receptor (IFNAR1) protein levels...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646551/prospero-related-homeobox-1-drives-angiogenesis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-selectively-activating-il-8-expression
#13
Yanfeng Liu, Yonglong Zhang, Shenghao Wang, Qiong-Zhu Dong, Zhongliang Shen, Wei Wang, Shuai Tao, Chenjian Gu, Jing Liu, Youhua Xie, Lun-Xiu Qin
Angiogenesis has been proven to play an important role in the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the molecular mechanism underlying HCC angiogenesis is not well understood. In this study, Prospero-related homeobox 1 (PROX1) was identified as a novel pro-angiogenic factor in HCC cell lines and tissues. A strong positive correlation was found between the levels of PROX1 and microvessel density in HCC tissues. Knockdown of PROX1 expression in HCC cells significantly inhibited the in vitro capillary tube formation by human vascular endothelial cells and in vivo angiogenesis of HCC, while overexpression of PROX1 in HCC cells induced the opposite effects...
June 23, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639727/switching-futile-para-quinone-to-efficient-ros-generator-ubiquitin-specific-protease-2-inhibition-electrocatalysis-and-quantification
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Ashraf Brik, Pushparathinam Gopinath, Atif Mahammed, Tal Eilon-Shaffer, Mickal Nawatha, Shimrit Ohayon, Doron Shabat, Zeev Gross
Understanding the correlation between structural features of small molecule drugs to its mode of action is a fascinating topic and crucial for the drug discovery process. However, in many cases the exact parameters that dictate the mode of action is still lacking. Following a large screening for USP2 inhibition identified effective para-quinone based inhibitor with unclear mode of action. For gaining a deep knowledge on its mechanism of inhibition, a set of para-quinones was prepared and studied for USP2 inhibition, electrocatalysis and ROS quantification...
June 22, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621429/the-sumo-targeted-ubiquitin-ligase-dgrn-is-essential-for-drosophila-innate-immunity
#15
Bella Koltun, Eliza Shackelford, François Bonnay, Nicolas Matt, Jean Marc Reichhart, Amir Orian
The ability of metazoans to combat pathogenic infection involves both systemic and local responses to the invading pathogens. Ubiquitin and SUMO pathways molecularly regulate the response to infection, immune signaling and gene expression. Here, we report that Degringolade (Dgrn, CG10981), a SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase connecting the two pathways, is essential for the innate immunity response in Drosophila. dgrn(DK) null and heterozygous mutant adult flies are severely immune-compromised and succumb rapidly to both pathogenic bacteria and fungi infections...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619731/usp25-regulates-wnt-signaling-by-controlling-the-stability-of-tankyrases
#16
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...
May 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597490/downregulation-of-usp32-inhibits-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-human-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Wenyu Hu, Haiyan Wei, Keming Li, Pei Li, Jiamao Lin, Rui Feng
OBJECTIVES: Ubiquitin specific protease 32 (USP32) is a highly conserved but uncharacterized gene, which has been reported to be associated with growth of breast cancer cells. However, the role of USP32 in human small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has not been uncovered. The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate the clinical significance of USP32 in patients with SCLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of USP32 was firstly investigated using public online data sets and then determined in SCLC tissues and cell lines using quantitative real-time PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemical staining...
June 9, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589199/the-strategies-for-identification-and-quantification-of-sumoylation
#18
Yan Zhang, Yueying Li, Bo Tang, Chun-Yang Zhang
SUMOylation is a post-translational modification that plays critical roles in a multitude of cellular processes including transcription, cellular localization, DNA repair and cell cycle progression. Similar to ubiquitin, the small ubiquitin-like modifiers (SUMOs) are covalently attached to the epsilon amino group of lysine residues in the substrates. To understand the regulation and the dynamics of post-translational modifications (PTMs), the identification and quantification of SUMOylation is strictly needed...
June 7, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587923/generation-and-validation-of-intracellular-ubiquitin-variant-inhibitors-for-usp7-and-usp10
#19
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 the 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
#20
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 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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