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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325877/dual-utility-nls-drives-rnf169-dependent-dna-damage-responses
#1
Liwei An, Yiyang Jiang, Howin H W Ng, Ellen P S Man, Jie Chen, Ui-Soon Khoo, Qingguo Gong, Michael S Y Huen
Loading of p53-binding protein 1 (53BP1) and receptor-associated protein 80 (RAP80) at DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) drives cell cycle checkpoint activation but is counterproductive to high-fidelity DNA repair. ring finger protein 169 (RNF169) maintains the balance by limiting the deposition of DNA damage mediator proteins at the damaged chromatin. We report here that this attribute is accomplished, in part, by a predicted nuclear localization signal (NLS) that not only shuttles RNF169 into the nucleus but also promotes its stability by mediating a direct interaction with the ubiquitin-specific protease USP7...
March 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288134/dub3-and-usp7-de-ubiquitinating-enzymes-control-replication-inhibitor-geminin-molecular-characterization-and-associations-with-breast-cancer
#2
S Hernández-Pérez, E Cabrera, E Salido, M Lim, L Reid, S R Lakhani, K K Khanna, J M Saunus, R Freire
Correct control of DNA replication is crucial to maintain genomic stability in dividing cells. Inappropriate re-licensing of replicated origins is associated with chromosomal instability (CIN), a hallmark of cancer progression that at the same time provides potential opportunities for therapeutic intervention. Geminin is a critical inhibitor of the DNA replication licensing factor Cdt1. To properly achieve its functions, Geminin levels are tightly regulated through the cell cycle by ubiquitin-dependent proteasomal degradation, but the de-ubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) involved had not been identified...
March 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280111/usp7-deubiquitinase-controls-hiv-1-production-by-stabilizing-tat-protein
#3
Amjad Ali, Rameez Raja, Sabihur Rahman Farooqui, Shaista Ahmad, Akhil C Banerjea
Deubiquitinases (DUBs) are key regulators of complex cellular processes.  HIV-1 Tat is synthesized early after infection and is mainly responsible for enhancing viral production. Here, we report that one of the DUBs, USP7, stabilized HIV-1 Tat protein through its deubiquitination. Treatment with either general DUB inhibitor (PR-619) or USP7-specific inhibitor (P5091) resulted in Tat protein degradation. USP7-specific inhibitor reduced virus production in latently infected T-lymphocytic cell line J1.1, which produces large amounts of HIV-1 upon stimulation...
March 9, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251352/haploinsufficiency-of-the-e3-ubiquitin-protein-ligase-gene-trip12-causes-intellectual-disability-with-or-without-autism-spectrum-disorders-speech-delay-and-dysmorphic-features
#4
Jing Zhang, Tomasz Gambin, Bo Yuan, Przemyslaw Szafranski, Jill A Rosenfeld, Mohammed Al Balwi, Abdulrahman Alswaid, Lihadh Al-Gazali, Aisha M Al Shamsi, Makanko Komara, Bassam R Ali, Elizabeth Roeder, Laura McAuley, Daniel S Roy, David K Manchester, Pilar Magoulas, Lauren E King, Vickie Hannig, Dominique Bonneau, Anne-Sophie Denommé-Pichon, Majida Charif, Thomas Besnard, Stéphane Bézieau, Benjamin Cogné, Joris Andrieux, Wenmiao Zhu, Weimin He, Francesco Vetrini, Patricia A Ward, Sau Wai Cheung, Weimin Bi, Christine M Eng, James R Lupski, Yaping Yang, Ankita Patel, Seema R Lalani, Fan Xia, Paweł Stankiewicz
Impairment of ubiquitin-proteasome system activity involving ubiquitin ligase genes UBE3A, UBE3B, and HUWE1 and deubiquitinating enzyme genes USP7 and USP9X has been reported in patients with neurodevelopmental delays. To date, only a handful of single-nucleotide variants (SNVs) and copy-number variants (CNVs) involving TRIP12, encoding a member of the HECT domain E3 ubiquitin ligases family on chromosome 2q36.3 have been reported. Using chromosomal microarray analysis and whole-exome sequencing (WES), we have identified, respectively, five deletion CNVs and four inactivating SNVs (two frameshifts, one missense, and one splicing) in TRIP12...
April 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246399/usp7-dependent-histone-h3-deubiquitylation-regulates-maintenance-of-dna-methylation
#5
Luna Yamaguchi, Atsuya Nishiyama, Toshinori Misaki, Yoshikazu Johmura, Jun Ueda, Kyohei Arita, Koji Nagao, Chikashi Obuse, Makoto Nakanishi
Uhrf1-dependent histone H3 ubiquitylation plays a crucial role in the maintenance of DNA methylation via the recruitment of the DNA methyltransferase Dnmt1 to DNA methylation sites. However, the involvement of deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) targeting ubiquitylated histone H3 in the maintenance of DNA methylation is largely unknown. With the use of Xenopus egg extracts, we demonstrate here that Usp7, a ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase, forms a stable complex with Dnmt1 and is recruited to DNA methylation sites during DNA replication...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236235/anchordock-for-blind-flexible-docking-of-peptides-to-proteins
#6
Michal Slutzki, Avraham Ben-Shimon, Masha Y Niv
Due to increasing interest in peptides as signaling modulators and drug candidates, several methods for peptide docking to their target proteins are under active development. The "blind" docking problem, where the peptide-binding site on the protein surface is unknown, presents one of the current challenges in the field. AnchorDock protocol was developed by Ben-Shimon and Niv to address this challenge.This protocol narrows the docking search to the most relevant parts of the conformational space. This is achieved by pre-folding the free peptide and by computationally detecting anchoring spots on the surface of the unbound protein...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216017/usp7-inhibitor-p5091-inhibits-wnt-signaling-and-colorectal-tumor-growth
#7
Tao An, Yaxiao Gong, Xue Li, Lingmei Kong, Pengcheng Ma, Liang Gong, Huifang Zhu, Chunlei Yu, Jianmei Liu, Hongyu Zhou, Bingyu Mao, Yan Li
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/28157215/identification-of-a-genetically-defined-ultra-high-risk-group-in-relapsed-pediatric-t-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#8
P Richter-Pechańska, J B Kunz, J Hof, M Zimmermann, T Rausch, O R Bandapalli, E Orlova, G Scapinello, J C Sagi, M Stanulla, M Schrappe, G Cario, R Kirschner-Schwabe, C Eckert, V Benes, J O Korbel, M U Muckenthaler, A E Kulozik
In the search for genes that define critical steps of relapse in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and can serve as prognostic markers, we performed targeted sequencing of 313 leukemia-related genes in 214 patients: 67 samples collected at the time of relapse and 147 at initial diagnosis. As relapse-specific genetic events, we identified activating mutations in NT5C2 (P=0.0001, Fisher's exact test), inactivation of TP53 (P=0.0007, Fisher's exact test) and duplication of chr17:q11.2-24.3 (P=0...
February 3, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137592/usp7-promotes-medulloblastoma-cell-survival-and-metastasis-by-activating-shh-pathway
#9
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/28108249/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-thiazole-derivatives-as-novel-usp7-inhibitors
#10
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/28073915/ube2e1-ubch6-is-a-critical-in-vivo-e2-for-the-prc1-catalyzed-ubiquitination-of-h2a-at-lys-119
#11
Keith Wheaton, Feroz Sarkari, Beena Stanly Johns, Hossein Davarinejad, Olga Egorova, Lilia Kaustov, Brian Raught, Vivian Saridakis, Yi Sheng
UbE2E1/UbcH6 is an E2 ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme that is regulated by USP7. We identified UbE2E1 as a novel component of Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1), the E3 ligase complex responsible for histone H2A ubiquitination and gene silencing. We demonstrate that UbE2E1 is critical for the monoubiquitination of H2A at residue Lys-119 (uH2AK119) through its association with the PRC1 complex. UbE2E1 interacts with PRC1 subunits including Ring1A and Ring1B. Overexpression of UbE2E1 results in increased levels of uH2AK119, whereas overexpression of catalytically inactive UbE2E1_C131A or UbE2E1 knockdown results in decreased levels of uH2AK119...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061330/epop-interacts-with-elongin-bc-and-usp7-to-modulate-the-chromatin-landscape
#12
Robert Liefke, Violetta Karwacki-Neisius, Yang Shi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039431/data-integration-in-physiology-using-bayes-rule-and-minimum-bayes-factors-deubiquitylating-enzymes-in-the-renal-collecting-duct
#13
Zhe Xue, Jia-Xu Chen, Yue Zhao, Barbara Medvar, Mark A Knepper
A major challenge in physiology is to exploit the many large-scale datasets available from "-omic" studies in order to seek answers to key physiological questions. In previous studies, Bayes' Theorem has been used for this purpose. This approach requires a means to map continuously distributed experimental data to probabilities (likelihood values) in order to derive posterior probabilities from the combination of prior probabilities and new data. Here, we introduce the use of Minimum Bayes' Factors for this purpose and illustrate the approach by addressing a physiological question, "Which deubiquitylating enzymes (DUBs) encoded by mammalian genomes are most likely to regulate plasma membrane transport processes in renal cortical collecting duct principal cells?" To do this, we have created a comprehensive online database of 110 DUBs present in the mammalian genome (https://hpcwebapps...
December 30, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934968/k63-polyubiquitinated-hausp-deubiquitinates-hif-1%C3%AE-and-dictates-h3k56-acetylation-promoting-hypoxia-induced-tumour-progression
#14
Han-Tsang Wu, Yi-Chih Kuo, Jung-Jyh Hung, Chi-Hung Huang, Wei-Yi Chen, Teh-Ying Chou, Yeh Chen, Yi-Ju Chen, Yu-Ju Chen, Wei-Chung Cheng, Shu-Chun Teng, Kou-Juey Wu
Intratumoural hypoxia induces HIF-1α and promotes tumour progression, metastasis and treatment resistance. HIF-1α stability is regulated by VHL-E3 ligase-mediated ubiquitin-dependent degradation; however, the hypoxia-regulated deubiquitinase that stabilizes HIF-1α has not been identified. Here we report that HAUSP (USP7) deubiquitinase deubiquitinates HIF-1α to increase its stability, induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition and promote metastasis. Hypoxia induces K63-linked polyubiquitinated HAUSP at lysine 443 to enhance its functions...
December 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927749/modulation-of-the-p53-mdm2-interplay-by-hausp-inhibitors
#15
REVIEW
Omid Tavana, Wei Gu
It is well established that both p53 and MDM2 are short-lived proteins whose stabilities are tightly controlled through ubiquitination-mediated degradation. Although numerous studies indicate that the MDM2 E3 ligase activity, as well as the protein-protein interaction between p53 and MDM2, is the major focus for this regulation, emerging evidence suggests that the deubiquitinase herpesvirus-associated ubiquitin-specific protease (HAUSP, also known as USP7) plays a critical role. Furthermore, HAUSP inhibition elevates p53 stability and might be beneficial for therapeutic purposes...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863226/epop-interacts-with-elongin-bc-and-usp7-to-modulate-the-chromatin-landscape
#16
Robert Liefke, Violetta Karwacki-Neisius, Yang Shi
Gene regulatory networks are pivotal for many biological processes. In mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs), the transcriptional network can be divided into three functionally distinct modules: Polycomb, Core, and Myc. The Polycomb module represses developmental genes, while the Myc module is associated with proliferative functions, and its mis-regulation is linked to cancer development. Here, we show that, in mESCs, the Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2)-associated protein EPOP (Elongin BC and Polycomb Repressive Complex 2-associated protein; a...
November 17, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829160/disruption-of-the-phosphate-transporter-pit1-in-hepatocytes-improves-glucose-metabolism-and-insulin-signaling-by-modulating-the-usp7-irs1-interaction
#17
Anne Forand, Eugénie Koumakis, Alice Rousseau, Yohann Sassier, Clément Journe, Jean-François Merlin, Christine Leroy, Valérie Boitez, Patrice Codogno, Gérard Friedlander, Isabelle Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780924/cddo-me-reveals-usp7-as-a-novel-target-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
#18
Dongjun Qin, Weiwei Wang, Hu Lei, Hao Luo, Haiyan Cai, Caixia Tang, Yunzhao Wu, Yingying Wang, Jin Jin, Weilie Xiao, Tongdan Wang, Chunmin Ma, Hanzhang Xu, Jinfu Zhang, Fenghou Gao, Ying-Li Wu
Deubiquitinating enzyme USP7 has been involved in the pathogenesis and progression of several cancers. Targeting USP7 is becoming an attractive strategy for cancer therapy. In this study, we identified synthetic triterpenoid C-28 methyl ester of 2-cyano-3, 12-dioxoolen-1, 9-dien-28-oic acid (CDDO-Me) as a novel inhibitor of USP7 but not of other cysteine proteases such as cathepsin B and cathepsin D. CDDO-Me inhibits USP7 activity via a mechanism that is independent of the presence of α, β-unsaturated ketones...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769803/ubiquitin-specific-protease-7-inhibition-impairs-tip60-dependent-foxp3-t-regulatory-cell-function-and-promotes-antitumor-immunity
#19
Liqing Wang, Suresh Kumar, Satinder Dahiya, Feng Wang, Jian Wu, Kheng Newick, Rongxiang Han, Arabinda Samanta, Ulf H Beier, Tatiana Akimova, Tricia R Bhatti, Benjamin Nicholson, Mathew P Kodrasov, Saket Agarwal, David E Sterner, Wei Gu, Joseph Weinstock, Tauseef R Butt, Steven M Albelda, Wayne W Hancock
Foxp3+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells are known to suppress protective host immune responses to a wide variety of solid tumors, but their therapeutic targeting is largely restricted to their transient depletion or "secondary" modulation, e.g. using anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody. Our ongoing studies of the post-translational modifications that regulate Foxp3 demonstrated that the histone/protein acetyltransferase, Tip60, plays a dominant role in promoting acetylation, dimerization and function in Treg cells. We now show that the ubiquitin-specific protease, Usp7, controls Treg function largely by stabilizing the expression and promoting the multimerization of Tip60 and Foxp3...
November 2016: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752147/identification-of-reliable-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr-studies-of-the-developing-mouse-mammary-gland
#20
Anoeska Agatha Alida van de Moosdijk, Renée van Amerongen
Cell growth and differentiation are often driven by subtle changes in gene expression. Many challenges still exist in detecting these changes, particularly in the context of a complex, developing tissue. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) allows relatively high-throughput evaluation of multiple genes and developmental time points. Proper quantification of gene expression levels by qRT-PCR requires normalization to one or more reference genes. Traditionally, these genes have been selected based on their presumed "housekeeping" function, with the implicit assumption that they are stably expressed over the entire experimental set...
October 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
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