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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110333/requirements-for-septal-localization-and-chromosome-segregation-activity-of-the-dna-translocase-sfta-from-bacillus-subtilis
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Nina El Najjar, Christine Kaimer, Thomas Rösch, Peter L Graumann
Bacillus subtilis possesses 2 DNA translocases that affect late stages of chromosome segregation: SftA separates nonsegregated DNA prior to septum closure, while SpoIIIE rescues septum-entrapped DNA. We provide evidence that SftA is associated with the division machinery via a stretch of 47 amino acids within its N-terminus, suggesting that SftA is recruited by protein-protein interactions with a component of the division machinery. SftA was also recruited to mid-cell in the absence of its first 20 amino acids, which are proposed to contain a membrane-binding motif...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103535/down-regulation-of-histone-deacetylase-4-5-and-6-as-a-mechanism-of-synergistic-enhancement-of-apoptosis-in-human-lung-cancer-cells-treated-with-the-combination-of-a-synthetic-retinoid-am80-and-green-tea-catechin
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Yukiko Oya, Anupom Mondal, Anchalee Rawangkan, Sonthaya Umsumarng, Keisuke Iida, Tatsuro Watanabe, Miki Kanno, Kaori Suzuki, Zhenghao Li, Hiroyuki Kagechika, Koichi Shudo, Hirota Fujiki, Masami Suganuma
(-)-Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a green tea catechin, acts as a synergist with various anticancer drugs, including retinoids. Am80 is a synthetic retinoid with a different structure from all-trans-retinoic acid: Am80 is now clinically utilized as a new drug for relapsed and intractable acute promyelocytic leukemia patients. Our experiments showed that the combination of EGCG and Am80 synergistically induced both apoptosis in human lung cancer cell line PC-9 and up-regulated expressions of growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible gene 153 (GADD153), death receptor 5, and p21(waf1) genes in the cells...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095500/senp7-potentiates-cgas-activation-by-relieving-sumo-mediated-inhibition-of-cytosolic-dna-sensing
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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 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095445/cytosolic-rna-dna-duplexes-generated-by-endogenous-reverse-transcriptase-activity-as-autonomous-inducers-of-skin-inflammation-in-psoriasis
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Jean-Pierre Molès, Anthony Griez, Jean-Jacques Guilhou, Céline Girard, Nicolas Nagot, Philippe Van de Perre, Pierre Dujols
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease of unknown ætiology. Recent studies suggested that a large amount of cytosolic DNA (cyDNA) in keratinocytes is breaking keratinocytes DNA tolerance and promotes self-sustained inflammation in the psoriatic lesion. We investigated the origin of this cyDNA. We show that, amongst all the possible DNA structures, the cyDNA could be present as RNA:DNA duplexes in keratinocytes. We further show that endogenous reverse transcriptase activities generate such duplexes and consequently activate the production of Th1-inflammatory cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094300/sequestration-of-prmt1-and-nd1-l-mrna-into-als-linked-fus-mutant-r521c-positive-aggregates-contributes-to-neurite-degeneration-upon-oxidative-stress
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Mi-Hee Jun, Hyun-Hee Ryu, Yong-Woo Jun, Tongtong Liu, Yan Li, Chae-Seok Lim, Yong-Seok Lee, Bong-Kiun Kaang, Deok-Jin Jang, Jin-A Lee
Mutations in fused in sarcoma (FUS), a DNA/RNA binding protein, are associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, little is known about how ALS-causing mutations alter protein-protein and protein-RNA complexes and contribute to neurodegeneration. In this study, we identified protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) as a protein that more avidly associates with ALS-linked FUS-R521C than with FUS-WT (wild type) or FUS-P525L using co-immunoprecipitation and LC-MS analysis. Abnormal association between FUS-R521C and PRMT1 requires RNA, but not methyltransferase activity...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088707/dna-sensing-and-immune-responses-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Jian Qiao, Haidong Tang, Yang-Xin Fu
The identification of critical DNA sensors and their pathways has led to revealing the central role of DNA sensing in immune system. It has been initially demonstrated that DNA sensing and immune responses have high impacts on the development and prevention of infection and inflammatory. In addition to toll-like receptor pathways, there is now also emerging evidence that cytosolic enzyme cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) is essential for the recognition of not only pathogen-derived DNA but also tumor DNA for innate sensing...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077645/herpes-simplex-virus-1-abrogates-cgas-sting-mediated-cytosolic-dna-sensing-pathway-via-its-virion-host-shutoff-protein-ul41
#7
Chenhe Su, Chunfu Zheng
: Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) is a key DNA sensor capable of detecting microbial DNA and activating the adaptor protein stimulator of interferon genes (STING), leading to interferon (IFN) production and host antiviral responses. Cells exhibited reduced type I IFN production in response to cytosolic DNA in the absence of cGAS. Although cGAS/STING-mediated DNA-sensing signal is crucial for host defense against many viruses, especial for DNA viruses, few viral components have been identified to specifically target this signaling pathway...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073693/crosstalk-between-cytoplasmic-rig-i-and-sting-sensing-pathways
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REVIEW
Alessandra Zevini, David Olagnier, John Hiscott
Detection of evolutionarily conserved molecules on microbial pathogens by host immune sensors represents the initial trigger of the immune response against infection. Cytosolic receptors sense viral and intracellular bacterial genomes, as well as nucleic acids produced during replication. Once activated, these sensors trigger multiple signaling cascades, converging on the production of type I interferons and proinflammatory cytokines. Although distinct classes of receptors are responsible for the RNA and DNA sensing, the downstream signaling components are physically and functionally interconnected...
January 7, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073120/nano-pelargonidin-protects-hyperglycemic-induced-l6-cells-against-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Asmita Samadder, Debojyoti Tarafdar, Suresh K Abraham, Kumaresh Ghosh, Anisur Rahman Khuda-Bukhsh
Nano-encapsulation of several natural products has become an important tool in enhancing the bioavailability of some modern drugs against many diseases. Pelargonidin is an anthocyanidin found in many fruits and vegetables. Pelargonidin is loaded with poly-lactide-co-glycolic-acid, a non-toxic biodegradable polymer, to produce nano-pelargonidin. Size, morphology, zeta potential, and planar uniformity of formulated nano-pelargonidin were determined by atomic force microscopy and dynamic light scattering. The time required for cellular entry, folds of nano-pelargonidin, and drug encapsulation efficiency of poly-lactide-co-glycolic-acid were also ascertained...
January 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069806/dna-containing-exosomes-derived-from-cancer-cells-treated-with-topotecan-activate-a-sting-dependent-pathway-and-reinforce-antitumor-immunity
#10
Yuichi Kitai, Takumi Kawasaki, Takuya Sueyoshi, Kouji Kobiyama, Ken J Ishii, Jian Zou, Shizuo Akira, Tadashi Matsuda, Taro Kawai
Danger-associated molecular patterns derived from damaged or dying cells elicit inflammation and potentiate antitumor immune responses. In this article, we show that treatment of breast cancer cells with the antitumor agent topotecan (TPT), an inhibitor of topoisomerase I, induces danger-associated molecular pattern secretion that triggers dendritic cell (DC) activation and cytokine production. TPT administration inhibits tumor growth in tumor-bearing mice, which is accompanied by infiltration of activated DCs and CD8(+) T cells...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059163/phosphoproteomic-comparison-of-pik3ca-and-pten-signalling-identifies-the-nucleotidase-nt5c-as-a-novel-akt-substrate
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Larissa S Moniz, Silvia Surinova, Essam Ghazaly, Lorena Gonzalez Velasco, Syed Haider, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Prados, Inma M Berenjeno, Claude Chelala, Bart Vanhaesebroeck
To identify novel effectors and processes regulated by PI3K pathway activation, we performed an unbiased phosphoproteomic screen comparing two common events of PI3K deregulation in cancer: oncogenic Pik3ca mutation (Pik3ca(H1047R)) and deletion of Pten. Using mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) models that generate inducible, low-level pathway activation as observed in cancer, we quantified 7566 unique phosphopeptides from 3279 proteins. A number of proteins were found to be differentially-regulated by Pik3ca(H1047R) and Pten loss, suggesting unique roles for these two events in processes such as vesicular trafficking, DNA damage repair and RNA splicing...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057257/have-nec-coat-will-travel-structural-basis-of-membrane-budding-during-nuclear-egress-in-herpesviruses
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REVIEW
J M Bigalke, E E Heldwein
Herpesviruses are unusual among enveloped viruses because they bud twice yet acquire a single envelope. Furthermore, unlike other DNA viruses that replicate in the nucleus, herpesviruses do not exit it by passing through the nuclear pores or by rupturing the nuclear envelope. Instead, herpesviruses have a complex mechanism of nuclear escape whereby nascent capsids bud at the inner nuclear membrane to form perinuclear virions that subsequently fuse with the outer nuclear membrane, releasing capsids into the cytosol...
2017: Advances in Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053624/alkyl-cinnamates-induce-protein-kinase-c-translocation-and-anticancer-activity-against-breast-cancer-cells-through-induction-of-the-mitochondrial-pathway-of-apoptosis
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Suman Jyoti Deka, Narsimha Mamdi, Debasis Manna, Vishal Trivedi
PURPOSE: The protein kinase C (PKC) family of serine-threonine kinases plays an important role in cancer cell progression. Thus, molecules that target PKC have potential as anticancer agents. The current study aims to understand the treatment of breast cancer cells with alkyl cinnamates. We have also explored the mechanistic details of their anticancer action and the underlying molecular signaling. METHODS: 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was performed to measure the viability of MDAMB-231 breast cancer cells to assess the anticancer activity of these compounds...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045433/functions-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-wwox-in-bone-metastasis-from-breast-carcinoma-comparison-with-primary-tumors
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REVIEW
Paola Maroni, Emanuela Matteucci, Paola Bendinelli, Maria Alfonsina Desiderio
Epigenetic mechanisms influence molecular patterns important for the bone-metastatic process, and here we highlight the role of WW-domain containing oxidoreductase (Wwox). The tumor-suppressor Wwox lacks in almost all cancer types; the variable expression in osteosarcomas is related to lung-metastasis formation, and exogenous Wwox destabilizes HIF-1α (subunit of Hypoxia inducible Factor-1, HIF-1) affecting aerobic glycolysis. Our recent studies show critical functions of Wwox present in 1833-osteotropic clone, in the corresponding xenograft model, and in human bone metastasis from breast carcinoma...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040564/role-of-potassium-channels-in-chlorogenic-acid-induced-apoptotic-volume-decrease-and-cell-cycle-arrest-in-candida-albicans
#15
JiEun Yun, Dong Gun Lee
BACKGROUND: Chlorogenic acid (CRA) is an abundant phenolic compound in the human diet. CRA has a potent antifungal effect, inducing cell death in Candida albicans. However, there are no further studies to investigate the antifungal mechanism of CRA, associated with ion channels. METHODS: To evaluate the inhibitory effects on CRA-induced cell death, C. albicans cells were pretreated with potassium and chloride channel blockers, separately. Flow cytometry was carried out to detect several hallmarks of apoptosis, such as cell cycle arrest, caspase activation, and DNA fragmentation, after staining of the cells with SYTOX green, FITC-VAD-FMK, and TUNEL...
December 28, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028238/major-transitions-in-dinoflagellate-evolution-unveiled-by-phylotranscriptomics
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Jan Janouškovec, Gregory S Gavelis, Fabien Burki, Donna Dinh, Tsvetan R Bachvaroff, Sebastian G Gornik, Kelley J Bright, Behzad Imanian, Suzanne L Strom, Charles F Delwiche, Ross F Waller, Robert A Fensome, Brian S Leander, Forest L Rohwer, Juan F Saldarriaga
Dinoflagellates are key species in marine environments, but they remain poorly understood in part because of their large, complex genomes, unique molecular biology, and unresolved in-group relationships. We created a taxonomically representative dataset of dinoflagellate transcriptomes and used this to infer a strongly supported phylogeny to map major morphological and molecular transitions in dinoflagellate evolution. Our results show an early-branching position of Noctiluca, monophyly of thecate (plate-bearing) dinoflagellates, and paraphyly of athecate ones...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025520/plastoglobule-targeting-competence-of-a-putative-transit-peptide-sequence-from-rice-phytoene-synthase-2-in-plastids
#17
Min Kyoung You, Jin Hwa Kim, Yeo Jin Lee, Ye Sol Jeong, Sun-Hwa Ha
Plastoglobules (PGs) are thylakoid membrane microdomains within plastids that are known as specialized locations of carotenogenesis. Three rice phytoene synthase proteins (OsPSYs) involved in carotenoid biosynthesis have been identified. Here, the N-terminal 80-amino-acid portion of OsPSY2 (PTp) was demonstrated to be a chloroplast-targeting peptide by displaying cytosolic localization of OsPSY2(ΔPTp):mCherry in rice protoplast, in contrast to chloroplast localization of OsPSY2:mCherry in a punctate pattern...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012783/epigenetic-regulation-of-redox-signaling-in-diabetic-retinopathy-role-of-nrf2
#18
REVIEW
Renu A Kowluru, Manish Mishra
Diabetic retinopathy is a major vision threatening disease among working age adults, and increased oxidative stress is one of the prime causative factors in its pathogenesis. Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the cytosol damage mitochondria, and due to compromised antioxidant signaling system and dysfunctional mitochondria with damaged mitochondrial DNA, ROS continue to pile up, accelerating capillary cell loss. In addition to other cellular and enzymatic defense systems, the retina is also equipped with the nuclear erythroid-2-p45-related factor-2 (Nrf2) antioxidant response element signaling pathway, which controls the expression of genes important in detoxification and elimination of ROS...
December 22, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007952/contributions-of-two-cytosolic-glutamine-synthetase-isozymes-to-ammonium-assimilation-in-arabidopsis-roots
#19
Noriyuki Konishi, Keiki Ishiyama, Marcel Pascal Beier, Eri Inoue, Keiichi Kanno, Tomoyuki Yamaya, Hideki Takahashi, Soichi Kojima
Glutamine synthetase (GS) catalyzes a reaction that incorporates ammonium into glutamate and yields glutamine in the cytosol and chloroplasts. Although the enzymatic characteristics of the GS1 isozymes are well known, their physiological functions in ammonium assimilation and regulation in roots remain unclear. In this study we show evidence that two cytosolic GS1 isozymes (GLN1;2 and GLN1;3) contribute to ammonium assimilation in Arabidopsis roots. Arabidopsis T-DNA insertion lines for GLN1;2 and GLN1;3 (i...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007901/a-rat-model-of-ataxia-telangiectasia-evidence-for-a-neurodegenerative-phenotype
#20
Hazel Quek, John Luff, KaGeen Cheung, Sergei Kozlov, Magtouf Gatei, C Soon Lee, Mark C Bellingham, Peter G Noakes, Yi Chieh Lim, Nigel L Barnett, Steven Dingwall, Ernst Wolvetang, Tomoji Mashimo, Tara L Roberts, Martin F Lavin
Ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the ATM gene is characterised by cerebellar atrophy and progressive neurodegeneration which has been poorly recapitulated in Atm mutant mice. Consequently, pathways leading to neurodegeneration in A-T are poorly understood. We describe here the generation of an Atm knockout rat model that does not display cerebellar atrophy but instead paralysis and spinal cord atrophy, reminiscent of that seen in older patients and milder forms of the disorder...
December 22, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
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