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Tristan Barbeyron, Loraine Brillet-Guéguen, Wilfrid Carré, Cathelène Carrière, Christophe Caron, Mirjam Czjzek, Mark Hoebeke, Gurvan Michel
Sulfatases cleave sulfate groups from various molecules and constitute a biologically and industrially important group of enzymes. However, the number of sulfatases whose substrate has been characterized is limited in comparison to the huge diversity of sulfated compounds, yielding functional annotations of sulfatases particularly prone to flaws and misinterpretations. In the context of the explosion of genomic data, a classification system allowing a better prediction of substrate specificity and for setting the limit of functional annotations is urgently needed for sulfatases...
2016: PloS One
Chenfang Zhu, Xiaoliang Qi, Xin Zhou, Xin Nie, Yan Gu
In our previous studies, sulfatase 2 (Sulf2) was found to upregulate vascular endothelial growth factor-D (VEGF-D) expression in breast cancer. As VEGF-D plays an important role in lymphangiogenesis, we hypothesized that Sulf2 facilitates lymphangiogenesis in breast cancer by regulating VEGF-D. To evaluate the functions of Sulf2 on lymphangiogenesis in breast cancer, proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle, cell mobility and tube-formation of lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) were measured in vitro. Lymphangiogenesis in nude mouse ears and breast cancer xenografts were examined in vivo...
October 4, 2016: Oncology Reports
Ruth Ruiz Esparza-Garrido, Juan Manuel Rodríguez-Corona, Javier Enrique López-Aguilar, Marco Antonio Rodríguez-Florido, Ana Claudia Velázquez-Wong, Rubí Viedma-Rodríguez, Fabio Salamanca-Gómez, Miguel Ángel Velázquez-Flores
Expression changes for long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been identified in adult glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and in a mixture of adult and pediatric astrocytoma. Since adult and pediatric astrocytomas are molecularly different, the mixture of both could mask specific features in each. We determined the global expression patterns of lncRNAs and messenger RNA (mRNAs) in pediatric astrocytoma of different histological grades. Transcript expression changes were determined with an HTA 2.0 array. lncRNA interactions with microRNAs and mRNAs were predicted by using an algorithm and the LncTar tool, respectively...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
Trevor Humby, Ellen S Cross, Lauren Messer, Silvia Guerrero, William Davies
Postpartum psychosis (PP) is a severe psychiatric disorder affecting a small proportion of new mothers shortly after childbirth. The molecular pathophysiology underlying the disorder is currently poorly understood, and there are no amenable animal models for the condition; maternal deficiency for the enzyme steroid sulfatase has been proposed as a potential risk mechanism. Here we show that inhibition of steroid sulfatase with 667-COUMATE (10mg/kg p.o.) in new mouse mothers results in behavioural abnormalities that can be partially alleviated by the administration of the clinically-efficacious antipsychotic ziprasidone (0...
September 28, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
Sohini Chatterjee, Trevor Humby, William Davies
BACKGROUND: X-linked ichthyosis (XLI) is a rare dermatological condition arising from deficiency for the enzyme steroid sulfatase (STS). Preliminary evidence in boys with XLI, and animal model studies, suggests that individuals lacking STS are at increased risk of developmental disorders and associated traits. However, the behavioural profile of children with XLI is poorly-characterised, and the behavioural profile of adults with XLI has not yet been documented at all. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using an online survey, advertised worldwide, we collected detailed self- or parent-reported information on behaviour in adult (n = 58) and younger (≤18yrs, n = 24) males with XLI for comparison to data from their non-affected brothers, and age/gender-matched previously-published normative data...
2016: PloS One
Shalini D Soechitram, Sietske A Berghuis, Theo J Visser, Pieter J J Sauer
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on serum thyroid hormone levels in pregnant woman and their infants, while other studies did not find such effects. How PCBs might affect thyroid hormone metabolism, is still unclear. Potential mechanisms are direct influence on the thyroid gland, binding to thyroid binding proteins, increased excretion or metabolism of thyroid hormones by deiodinases or sulfatases. It is also not well known whether the effect on thyroid hormone levels is caused by PCBs themselves, or by their hydroxylated metabolites (OH-PCBs)...
October 3, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Tarja Kunnas, Tiina Solakivi, Kirsi Määttä, Seppo T Nikkari
Heparan sulfate proteoglycans modulate many physiological systems, and genes responsible for proteoglycan assembly and disassembly may affect their interaction. We sought to determine whether polymorphisms of the glucuronic acid epimerase (GLCE) rs3865014 and sulfatase-2 (SULF2) rs2281279, genes coding for enzymes participating in heparan sulfate side chain activity, associate with hypertension, selected cardiometabolic risk factors and cardiovascular events in the Tampere adult population cardiovascular risk study...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Human Genetics
Sandra Motas, Virginia Haurigot, Miguel Garcia, Sara Marcó, Albert Ribera, Carles Roca, Xavier Sánchez, Víctor Sánchez, Maria Molas, Joan Bertolin, Luca Maggioni, Xavier León, Jesús Ruberte, Fatima Bosch
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPSII) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disease characterized by severe neurologic and somatic disease caused by deficiency of iduronate-2-sulfatase (IDS), an enzyme that catabolizes the glycosaminoglycans heparan and dermatan sulphate. Intravenous enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) currently constitutes the only approved therapeutic option for MPSII. However, the inability of recombinant IDS to efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) limits ERT efficacy in treating neurological symptoms...
June 16, 2016: JCI Insight
Seiji Saito, Kazuki Ohno, Torayuki Okuyama, Hitoshi Sakuraba
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II, Hunter syndrome) is an X-linked genetic disorder caused by a deficiency of iduronate 2-sulfatase (IDS), and missense mutations comprising about 30% of the mutations responsible for MPS II result in heterogeneous phenotypes ranging from the severe to the attenuated form. To elucidate the basis of MPS II from the structural viewpoint, we built structural models of the wild type and mutant IDS proteins resulting from 131 missense mutations (phenotypes: 67 severe and 64 attenuated), and analyzed the influence of each amino acid substitution on the IDS structure by calculating the accessible surface area, the number of atoms affected and the root-mean-square distance...
2016: PloS One
Anne-Sophie Sikora, Charles Hellec, Mathieu Carpentier, Pierre Martinez, Maxime Delos, Agnès Denys, Fabrice Allain
Heparan sulfate (HS) 6-O-endosulfatases (Sulfs) have emerged recently as critical regulators of many physiological and pathological processes. By removing 6-O-sulfates from specific HS sequences, they modulate the activities of a variety of growth factors and morphogens, including fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-1. However, little is known about the functions of Sulfs in inflammation. Tumour-necrosis factor (TNF)-α plays an important role in regulating the behaviour of fibroblasts. In this study, we examined the effect of this inflammatory cytokine on the expression of Sulfs in human MRC-5 fibroblasts...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
K Hartmann, J Bennien, B Wapelhorst, K Bakhaus, V Schumacher, S Kliesch, W Weidner, M Bergmann, J Geyer, D Fietz
Within the human testis, large amounts of sulfated steroid hormones are produced. As shown in breast tissue and placenta, these might not only be excretion intermediates, but re-activated in target cells by steroid sulfatase (STS). This process is called sulfatase pathway and may play a pivotal role in para- and/or intracrine regulation by creating a local supply for steroid hormones. This requires a facilitated transport via uptake carriers and efflux transporters as these hydrophilic molecules cannot pass the cell membrane...
September 29, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
José L Neira, Encarnación Medina-Carmona, José G Hernández-Cifre, Laia Montoliu-Gaya, Ana Cámara-Artigás, Ilham Seffouh, Florence Gonnet, Régis Daniel, Sandra Villegas, José García de la Torre, Angel L Pey, Fuchuan Li
Sulfatases catalyze hydrolysis of sulfate groups. They have a key role in regulating the sulfation states that determine the function of several scaffold molecules. Currently, there are not studies of the conformational stability of endosulfatases. In this work, we describe the structural features and conformational stability of a 4-O-endosulfatase (EndoV) from a marine bacterium, which removes specifically the 4-O-sulfate from chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate. For that purpose, we have used several biophysical techniques, namely, fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD), FTIR spectroscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation (AUC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), mass spectrometry (MS), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and size exclusion chromatography (SEC)...
September 27, 2016: Biochimie
Tintu Abraham, Sujatha Sistla
INTRODUCTION: Traditionally Group A Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) is differentiated from other beta haemolytic streptococci (BHS) by certain presumptive tests such as bacitracin sensitivity and production of Pyrollidonyl Aryl Sulfatase (PYR). The phenotypic and genotypic confirmatory tests are Lancefield grouping for cell wall carbohydrate antigen and PCR for spy1258 gene respectively. Reliance on presumptive tests alone may lead to misidentification of isolates. AIM: To compare the predictive values of routine phenotypic tests with spy1258 PCR for the identification of Streptococcus pyogenes...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Salma Mahmoud, Mohammed Ibrahim, Ahmed Hago, Yuhong Huang, Yuanyi Wei, Jun Zhang, Qingqing Zhang, Yu Xiao, Jingwen Wang, Munkaila Adam, Yu Guo, Li Wang, Shuting Zhou, Boyi Xin, Wei Xuan
Lymphatic vessels function as transport channels for tumor cells to metastasize from the primary site into the lymph nodes. In this experiment we evaluated the effect of Sulfatase-1 (Sulf-1) on metastasis by upregulating it in murine hepatocarcinoma cell line Hca-F with high lymph node metastatic rate of >75%. The study in vitro showed that up regulation of Sulf-1 in Hca-F cells significantly reduced cell proliferation, migration and invasion (p<0.05). Also, the forced expression of Sulf-1 down regulated Mesothelin (Msln) at both the protein and mRNA levels...
September 10, 2016: Oncotarget
Sumit Bhattacharyya, Leo Feferman, Joanne K Tobacman
Aerobic respiration is required for optimal efficiency of metabolism in mammalian cells. Under circumstances when oxygen utilization is impaired, cells survive by anerobic metabolism. The malignant cell has cultivated the use of anerobic metabolism in an aerobic environment, the Warburg effect, but the explanation for this preference is not clear. This paper presents evidence that deficiency of the enzyme arylsulfatase B (ARSB; N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase), either innate or acquired, helps to explain the Warburg phenomenon...
2016: Scientific Reports
Takayuki Yokoi, Kentarou Yokoi, Kazumasa Akiyama, Takashi Higuchi, Yohta Shimada, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Taku Sato, Toshiaki Ohteki, Makoto Otsu, Hiromitsu Nakauchi, Hiroyuki Ida, Toya Ohashi
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II) is a lysosomal storage disease caused by the deficient activity of iduronate 2-sulfatase (IDS), which is involved in the lysosomal catabolism of the glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) dermatan and heparan sulfate. Such a deficiency leads to the accumulation of undegraded GAGs in some organs. Although enzyme replacement therapy is available as a treatment of MPS II, there are some limitations, such as the requirement of weekly administration for whole life. To avoid such limitations, hematopoietic cell transplantation (HSCT) is a possible alternative...
August 21, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Muireann Egan, Hao Jiang, Mary O'Connell Motherway, Stefan Oscarson, Douwe van Sinderen
: Bifidobacteria constitute a specific group of commensal bacteria, typically found in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of humans and other mammals. Bifidobacterium breve strains are numerically prevalent among the gut microbiota of many healthy breast-fed infants. In the current study, we investigated glycosulfatase activity in a bacterial nursling stool isolate, B. breve UCC2003. Two putative sulfatases were identified on the genome of B. breve UCC2003. The sulfated monosaccharide N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulfate (GlcNAc-6-S) was shown to support growth of B...
September 2, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Shin Kumagai, Kei Ishibashi, Masao Kataoka, Toshiki Oguro, Yuichirou Kiko, Tomohiko Yanagida, Ken Aikawa, Yoshiyuki Kojima
Heparan sulfate-specific endosulfatase-2, SULF-2, can modulate the signaling of HSPG-binding proteins. The involvement of SULF-2 in cancer growth varies by cancer type. The roles of SULF-2 expression in the progression and prognosis of renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) have not yet been fully clarified. In the present study, the expression levels of SULF-2 mRNA and protein in 49 clinical RCC samples were determined by RT-PCR and immunostaining. The existence of RCCs with higher SULF-2 expression and lower SULF-2 expression compared to the adjacent normal kidney tissues was suggested...
September 2, 2016: Cancer Science
Sari F Alhasan, Beate Haugk, Laura F Ogle, Gary S Beale, Anna Long, Alastair D Burt, Dina Tiniakos, Despina Televantou, Fareeda Coxon, David R Newell, Richard Charnley, Helen L Reeves
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Its poor prognosis is attributed to late detection and limited therapeutic options. Expression of SULF2, an endosulfatase that modulates heparan sulfate proteoglycan 6-O-sulfation and is reportedly tumourigenic in different types of cancer, was investigated. METHODS: SULF2 expression was determined immunohistochemically in archival surgical resection tissue sections from 93 patients with a confirmed histological diagnosis of PDAC between 2002 and 2008 followed for a median of 9 years...
September 27, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Dina Navia-Paldanius, Jayendra Z Patel, Miriam López Navarro, Hermina Jakupović, Steffi Goffart, Sanna Pasonen-Seppänen, Tapio J Nevalainen, Tiina Jääskeläinen, Tuomo Laitinen, Jarmo T Laitinen, Juha R Savinainen
ABHD11 (α/β-hydrolase domain containing 11) is a non-annotated enzyme belonging to the family of metabolic serine hydrolases (mSHs). Its natural substrates and products are unknown. Using competitive activity-based protein profiling (ABPP) to identify novel inhibitors of human (h)ABHD11, three compounds from our chemical library exhibited low nanomolar potency towards hABHD11. Competitive ABPP of various proteomes revealed fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) as the sole off-target among the mSHs. Our fluorescent activity assays designed for natural lipase substrates revealed no activity of hABHD11 towards mono- or diacylglycerols...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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