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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807012/protein-deubiquitinase-usp7-is-required-for-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/28767131/a-prognostic-mutation-panel-for-predicting-cancer-recurrence-in-stages-ii-and-iii-colorectal-cancer
#4
Shonan Sho, Colin M Court, Paul Winograd, Marcia M Russell, James S Tomlinson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Approximately 20-40% of stage II/III colorectal cancer (CRC) patients develop relapse. Clinicopathological factors alone are limited in detecting these patients, resulting in potential under/over-treatment. We sought to identify a prognostic tumor mutational profile that could predict CRC recurrence. METHODS: Whole-exome sequencing data were obtained for 207 patients with stage II/III CRC from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Mutational landscape in relapse-free versus relapsed cohort was compared using Fisher's exact test, followed by multivariate Cox regression to identify genes associated with cancer recurrence...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756477/p53-signaling-pathway-polymorphisms-cancer-risk-and-tumor-phenotype-in-tp53-r337h-mutation-carriers
#5
Gabriel S Macedo, Igor Araujo Vieira, Fernanda Salles Luiz Vianna, Barbara Alemar, Juliana Giacomazzi, Ana Paula Carneiro Brandalize, Maira Caleffi, Sahlua Miguel Volc, Henrique de Campos Reis Galvão, Edenir Inez Palmero, Maria Isabel Achatz, Patricia Ashton-Prolla
Li-Fraumeni and Li-Fraumeni-like syndrome (LFS/LFL) are clinically heterogeneous cancer predisposition syndromes characterized by diagnosis of early-onset and often multiple cancers with variable tumor patterns and incomplete penetrance. To date, the genetic modifiers described in LFS/LFL have been shown to map to either TP53 or its main negative regulator, MDM2. Additionally, all studies were focused on families with different TP53 germline mutations. Hence, in this study we explored the effect of the most studied polymorphisms of p53 pathway genes on clinical manifestations of individuals carrying the founder TP53 mutation R337H (n = 136) and controls (n = 186)...
July 29, 2017: Familial Cancer
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
#6
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/28655758/ubiquitin-specific-peptidase-7-usp7-mediated-deubiquitination-of-the-histone-deacetylase-sirt7-regulates-gluconeogenesis
#7
Lu Jiang, Jiannan Xiong, Junsi Zhan, Fengjie Yuan, Ming Tang, Chaohua Zhang, Ziyang Cao, Yongcan Chen, Xiaopeng Lu, Yinglu Li, Hui Wang, Lina Wang, Jiadong Wang, Wei-Guo Zhu, Haiying Wang
Sirtuin 7 (SIRT7), a member of the NAD(+)-dependent class III histone deacetylases, is involved in the regulation of various cellular processes and in resisting various stresses, such as hypoxia, low glucose levels, and DNA damage. Interestingly, SIRT7 is linked to the control of glycolysis, suggesting a role in glucose metabolism. Given the important roles of SIRT7, it is critical to clarify how SIRT7 activity is potentially regulated. It has been reported that some transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms are involved...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650472/dub3-and-usp7-de-ubiquitinating-enzymes-control-replication-inhibitor-geminin-molecular-characterization-and-associations-with-breast-cancer
#8
S Hernández-Pérez, E Cabrera, E Salido, M Lim, L Reid, S R Lakhani, K K Khanna, J M Saunus, R Freire
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/onc.2017.21.
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646551/prospero-related-homeobox-1-drives-angiogenesis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-selectively-activating-il-8-expression
#9
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/28626083/cellular-and-disease-functions-of-the-prader-willi-syndrome-gene-magel2
#10
REVIEW
Klementina Fon Tacer, Patrick Ryan Potts
Melanoma antigen L2 (MAGEL2 or MAGE-L2) is a member of the MAGE family of ubiquitin ligase regulators. It is maternally imprinted and often paternally deleted or mutated in the related neurodevelopmental syndromes, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and Schaaf-Yang Syndrome (SHFYNG). MAGEL2 is highly expressed in the hypothalamus and plays an important role in a fundamental cellular process that recycles membrane proteins from endosomes through the retromer sorting pathway. MAGEL2 is part of a multi-subunit protein complex consisting of MAGEL2, the TRIM27 E3 ubiquitin ligase, and the USP7 deubiquitinating enzyme...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621941/sulawesins-a-c-furanosesterterpene-tetronic-acids-that-inhibit-usp7-from-a-psammocinia-sp-marine-sponge
#11
Ahmed H Afifi, Ippei Kagiyama, Ahmed H El-Desoky, Hikaru Kato, Remy E P Mangindaan, Nicole J de Voogd, Nagwa M Ammar, Mohammed S Hifnawy, Sachiko Tsukamoto
Three new furanosesterterpene tetronic acids, sulawesins A-C (1-3), were isolated from a Psammocinia sp. marine sponge, along with the known compounds ircinins-1 (4) and -2 (5). Although ircinins-1 and -2 were previously isolated as (+)- or (-)-enantiomers from marine sponges, we isolated them as enantiomeric mixtures. Sulawesins A and B possess a new carbon skeleton with a 5-(furan-3-yl)-4-hydroxycyclopent-2-enone moiety and were also found to be diastereomeric mixtures of four isomers by an HPLC analysis with a chiral-phase column...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591556/regulation-of-usp7-a-high-incidence-of-e3-complexes
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REVIEW
Robbert Q Kim, Titia K Sixma
Ubiquitin conjugation is a critical signalling process in eukaryotic cells. The precise regulation of deubiquitination is an important component of this signalling cascade. Here we discuss how USP7 (or HAUSP), one of the most abundant deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) is regulated by complex formation with regulatory proteins and targets. Full activity of USP7 requires that its C-terminal ubiquitin-like domains fold back onto the catalytic domain, to allow remodelling of the active site to a catalytically competent state by the very C-terminal peptide...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587923/generation-and-validation-of-intracellular-ubiquitin-variant-inhibitors-for-usp7-and-usp10
#13
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/28495793/usp7-inhibition-alters-homologous-recombination-repair-and-targets-cll-cells-independently-of-atm-p53-functional-status
#14
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 deubiquitylase ubiquitin-specific protease 7 (USP7) in the regulation of the p53-dependent DNA damage response (DDR) pathway is well established. Whereas previous studies have mostly focused on the mechanisms underlying how USP7 directly controls p53 stability, we recently showed 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. To test this hypothesis, we studied the effect of USP7 inhibition in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) where the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM)-p53 pathway is inactivated with relatively high frequency, leading to treatment resistance and poor clinical outcome...
July 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470454/ceylonins-g-i-spongian-diterpenes-from-the-marine-sponge-spongia-ceylonensis
#15
Ahmed H El-Desoky, Hikaru Kato, Sachiko Tsukamoto
Three new spongian diterpenes, ceylonins G-I (1-3), were isolated from the marine sponge Spongia ceylonensis collected in Indonesia, together with five known spongian diterpenes (4-8). Only 4 inhibited USP7 with an IC50 value of 8.2 μM.
May 3, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467914/room-temperature-x-ray-crystallography-reveals-conformational-heterogeneity-of-engineered-proteins
#16
Thomas Szyperski
In this issue of Structure, Biel et al. (2017) present multi-conformer analyses from room temperature X-ray data of two ubiquitin phage display variants binding deubiquitinase USP7. The first contains core mutations. The second matured variant contains additional surface mutations. Alternate conformations detected in the core mutant were removed by maturation.
May 2, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464229/functional-characterization-of-the-neuron-restrictive-silencer-element-in-the-human-tryptophan-hydroxylase-2-gene-expression
#17
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/28418900/therapeutic-inhibition-of-usp7-pten-network-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-a-strategy-to-overcome-tp53-mutated-deleted-clones
#18
Giovanna Carrà, Cristina Panuzzo, Davide Torti, Guido Parvis, Sabrina Crivellaro, Ubaldo Familiari, Marco Volante, Deborah Morena, Marcello Francesco Lingua, Mara Brancaccio, Angelo Guerrasio, Pier Paolo Pandolfi, Giuseppe Saglio, Riccardo Taulli, Alessandro Morotti
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a lymphoproliferative disorder with either indolent or aggressive clinical course. Current treatment regiments have significantly improved the overall outcomes even if higher risk subgroups - those harboring TP53 mutations or deletions of the short arm of chromosome 17 (del17p) - remain highly challenging. In the present work, we identified USP7, a known de-ubiquitinase with multiple roles in cellular homeostasis, as a potential therapeutic target in CLL. We demonstrated that in primary CLL samples and in CLL cell lines USP7 is: i) over-expressed through a mechanism involving miR-338-3p and miR-181b deregulation; ii) functionally activated by Casein Kinase 2 (CK2), an upstream interactor known to be deregulated in CLL; iii) effectively targeted by the USP7 inhibitor P5091...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416112/flexibility-and-design-conformational-heterogeneity-along-the-evolutionary-trajectory-of-a-redesigned-ubiquitin
#19
Justin T Biel, Michael C Thompson, Christian N Cunningham, Jacob E Corn, James S Fraser
Although protein design has been used to introduce new functions, designed variants generally only function as well as natural proteins after rounds of laboratory evolution. One possibility for this pattern is that designed mutants frequently sample nonfunctional conformations. To test this idea, we exploited advances in multiconformer modeling of room-temperature X-ray data collection on redesigned ubiquitin variants selected for increasing binding affinity to the deubiquitinase USP7. Initial core mutations disrupt natural packing and lead to increased flexibility...
May 2, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415632/the-combined-effect-of-usp7-inhibitors-and-parp-inhibitors-in-hormone-sensitive-and-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells
#20
Francesco Morra, Francesco Merolla, Virginia Napolitano, Gennaro Ilardi, Caterina Miro, Simona Paladino, Stefania Staibano, Aniello Cerrato, Angela Celetti
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Reduced levels of the tumor suppressor protein CCDC6 sensitize cancer cells to the treatment with PARP-inhibitors. The turnover of CCDC6 protein is regulated by the de-ubiquitinase USP7, which also controls the androgen receptor (AR) stability. Here, we correlated the expression levels of CCDC6 and USP7 proteins in primary prostate cancers (PC). Moreover, we tested the efficacy of the USP7 inhibitors, in combination with PARP-inhibitors as a novel therapeutic option in advanced prostate cancer...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
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