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Nemo kinase

Mark Lötzerich, Pascal S Roulin, Karin Boucke, Robert Witte, Oleg Georgiev, Urs F Greber
Apoptosis and programmed necrosis (necroptosis) determine cell fate, and antagonize infection. Execution of these complementary death pathways involves the formation of receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1) containing complexes. RIPK1 binds to adaptor proteins, such as TRIF (Toll-IL-1 receptor-domain-containing-adaptor-inducing interferon-beta factor), FADD (Fas-associated-protein with death domain), NEMO (NF-κB regulatory subunit IKKγ), SQSTM1 (sequestosome 1/p62), or RIPK3 (receptor-interacting protein kinase 3), which are involved in RNA sensing, NF-κB signaling, autophagosome formation, apoptosis, and necroptosis...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Weina Yang, Lina Gu, Chang Yang, Tianbo Liu
Objective: Nemo-like kinase (NLK) has been reported to play different roles in tumors. However, the role of NLK in cervical squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) remains unknown. In this study, we explored the clinical significance including survival of NLK protein expression in CSCCs. Patients and methods: Immunohistochemical method was performed using tissues from 130 patients with CSCC. The associations between NLK expression and the clinicopathological factors and prognosis of CSCCs were evaluated...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Carla Reale, Tiziana Zotti, Ivan Scudiero, Pasquale Vito, Romania Stilo
The nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway controls a variety of important biological functions, including immune and inflammatory responses, differentiation, cell growth, tumorigenesis, and apoptosis. Two distinct pathways of NF-κB activation are known. The classical, canonical pathway is found virtually in all mammalian cells and NF-κB activation is mediated by the IKK complex, consisting of the IKK1/IKKα and IKK2/IKKβ catalytic kinase subunits and the NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO)/IKKγ protein...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
Eun-Kyoung Choi, Jae-Gyu Kim, Hee-Jun Kim, Jung-Yoon Cho, Hwalrim Jeong, Yohan Park, Rokibul Islam, Cuong Kim Cap, Jae-Bong Park
Rho GTPases play significant roles in cellular function and their activity is regulated by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) and GTPase activating proteins (GAPs), providing activation and inactivation of these GTPases, respectively. Active GTP-bound form of RhoA activates its effector proteins while the inactive GDP-bound form of RhoA exists in a RhoA-RhoGDI (guanine nucleotide dissociation inhibitor) complex in the cytosol. In particular, IκB kinase γ IKKγ/NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO) plays a role as a GDI displacement factor (GDF) for RhoA activation through binding to RhoA-RhoGDI complex...
December 3, 2017: Small GTPases
Jaime Stella Moses Richardson, Norhaniza Aminudin, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
Background: Plants have been a major source of inspiration in developing novel drug compounds in the treatment of various diseases that afflict human beings worldwide. Ruta angustifolia L. Pers known locally as Garuda has been conventionally used for various medicinal purposes such as in the treatment of cancer. Objective: A dihydrofuranocoumarin named chalepin, which was isolated from the chloroform extract of the plant, was tested on its ability to inhibit molecular pathways of human lung carcinoma (A549) cells...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Arthur V Hauenstein, Guozhou Xu, Venkataraman Kabaleeswaran, Hao Wu
The NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO) is the scaffolding subunit of the inhibitor of κB kinase (IKK) holocomplex and is required for the activation of the catalytic IKK subunits, IKKα and IKKβ, during the canonical inflammatory response. Although structures of shorter constructs of NEMO have been solved, efforts to elucidate the full-length structure of NEMO have proved difficult due to its apparent high conformational plasticity. To better characterize the gross dimensions of full-length NEMO, we employed in-line size exclusion chromatography-small-angle X-ray scattering...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
Xiaola Guo, Xueyong Zhang, Jing Yang, Xiaoliang Jin, Juntao Ding, Haitao Xiang, Mazhar Ayaz, Xuenong Luo, Yadong Zheng
Echinococcus multilocularis metacestodes are a causative pathogen for alveolar echinococcosis in human beings, and have been found to express miRNAs including emu-miR-71. miR-71 is evolutionarily conserved and highly expressed across platyhelminths, but little is known about its role. Here it was shown that emu-miR-71 was differentially expressed in protoscoleces and was unlikely to be expressed in neoblasts. The results of the luciferase assay indicated that emu-miR-71 was able to bind in vitro to the 3'-UTR of emu-nlk, encoding a key regulator of cell division, causing significant downregulation of luciferase activity (p < 0...
December 2017: Experimental Parasitology
Zhuonan Zhuang, Hao Li, Harold Lee, Mitzi Aguilar, Takashi Gocho, Huaiqiang Ju, Tomonori Iida, Jianhua Ling, Jie Fu, Min Wu, Yichen Sun, Yu Lu, Paul J Chiao
NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO) binds and regulates IκB kinase (IKK) and is required for NF-κB activation. The NEMO-binding domain peptide (NBDP) of IKK was found to inhibit NF-κB activation and promote apoptosis in cancer cells. Studies have shown that constitutive NF-κB activation, one of the signature molecular alterations in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), is a potential therapeutic target. However, preclinical and therapeutic evidence that supports direct targeting of IKK activation in therapy is lacking...
December 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
Louise C Briggs, A W Edith Chan, Christopher A Davis, Nicholas Whitelock, Hajira A Hotiana, Mehdi Baratchian, Claire Bagnéris, David L Selwood, Mary K Collins, Tracey E Barrett
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a lymphogenic disorder associated with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection. Key to the survival and proliferation of PEL is the canonical NF-κB pathway, which becomes constitutively activated following overexpression of the viral oncoprotein KSHV vFLIP (ks-vFLIP). This arises from its capacity to form a complex with the modulatory subunit of the IκB kinase (IKK) kinase, IKKγ (or NEMO), resulting in the overproduction of proteins that promote cellular survival and prevent apoptosis, both of which are important drivers of tumorigenesis...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
Wendy Wang, Elliot A Perens, Grigorios Oikonomou, Sean W Wallace, Yun Lu, Shai Shaham
Sensory organ glia surround neuronal receptive endings (NREs), forming a specialized compartment important for neuronal activity, and reminiscent of glia-ensheathed synapses in the central nervous system. We previously showed that DAF-6, a Patched-related protein, is required in glia of the C. elegans amphid sensory organ to restrict sensory compartment size. LIT-1, a Nemo-like kinase, and SNX-1, a retromer component, antagonize DAF-6 and promote compartment expansion. To further explore the machinery underlying compartment size control, we sought genes whose inactivation restores normal compartment size to daf-6 mutants...
October 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
Francesca Fusco, Matilde Immacolata Conte, Andrea Diociaiuti, Stefania Bigoni, Maria Francesca Branda, Alessandra Ferlini, Maya El Hachem, Matilde Valeria Ursini
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP; Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man catalog #308300) is an X-linked dominant ectodermal disorder caused by mutations of the inhibitor of κ polypeptide gene enchancer in B cells, kinase γ (IKBKG)/ nuclear factor κB, essential modulator (NEMO) gene. Hemizygous IKBKG/NEMO loss-of-function (LoF) mutations are lethal in males, thus patients are female, and the disease is always transmitted from an IP-affected mother to her daughter. We present 2 families with father-to-daughter transmission of IP and provide for the first time molecular evidence that the combination of somatic and germ-line mosaicism for IKBKG/NEMO loss of function mutations in IP males resulted in the transmission of the disease to a female child...
September 2017: Pediatrics
Yasushi Matsuzaki, Akiko Rokunohe, Satoko Minakawa, Kazuo Nomura, Hajime Nakano, Etsuro Ito, Daisuke Sawamura
Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is an X-linked genodermatosis affecting the skin and other sites, including the teeth, nails, hair, eyes and nervous system defects in female patients. Generally lethal in males, there are only a few known cases of males surviving this condition. Nuclear factor (NF)-κB essential modulator (NEMO), also known as inhibitor of kappa light polypeptide gene enhancer in B cells, kinase gamma (IKBKG), constitutes an essential activator of NF-κB. Over 80% of female patients with IP carry a common deletion mutation involving exons 4-10 of the IKBKG/NEMO gene...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
Haizhou Wang, Qun Xu, Xiaowen Xu, Yousheng Hu, Qunhao Hou, Youlin Zhu, Chengyu Hu
Inhibitor of nuclear factor kappa-B kinase β (IKKβ) is a subunit of the IKK complex. It can activate the NF-κB pathway through phosphorylating IκB in response to a wide range of stimuli. In the present study, an IKKβ gene from grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella; KT282114) was cloned and identified by homologous cloning and rapid-amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) technique. The complete CiIKKβ cDNA is 3428 bp in length, with the longest open reading frame (ORF) of 2337 bp encoding a polypeptide of 778 amino acids...
August 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Lei Song, Laisel Martinez, Zachary M Zigmond, Diana R Hernandez, Roberta M Lassance-Soares, Guillermo Selman, Roberto I Vazquez-Padron
BACKGROUND: c-Kit is a receptor tyrosine kinase present in multiple cell types, including vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). However, little is known about how c-Kit influences SMC biology and vascular pathogenesis. METHODS: High-throughput microarray assays and in silico pathway analysis were used to identify differentially expressed genes between primary c-Kit deficient (Kit(W/W-v)) and control (Kit(+/+)) SMC. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR and functional assays further confirmed the differences in gene expression and pro-inflammatory pathway regulation between both SMC populations...
2017: PeerJ
Zhenzhen Zhao, Wen Liu, Jincheng Liu, Jiayi Wang, Bing Luo
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is an important DNA tumor virus that is associated with approximately 10% of gastric carcinomas and 99% of nasopharyngeal cancers (NPC). DNA methylation and microRNAs (miRNAs) are the most studied epigenetic mechanisms that can prompt disease susceptibility. This study aimed to detect the effect of EBV on Wnt inhibitory factor 1 (WIF1), Nemo-like kinase (NLK), and adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene methylation, and expression in gastric carcinoma and NPC. The WIF1, NLK, and APC gene mRNA expression levels were measured by real-time quantitative RT-PCR in four EBV-positive cell lines and four EBV-negative cell lines...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
Junwei Zhou, Dang Wang, Yongqiang Xi, Xinyu Zhu, Yuting Yang, Mengting Lv, Chuanzhen Luo, Jiyao Chen, Xu Ye, Liurong Fang, Shaobo Xiao
Hepatitis A is an acute infection caused by Hepatitis A virus (HAV), which is widely distributed throughout the world. The HAV 3C cysteine protease (3Cpro ), an important nonstructural protein, is responsible for most cleavage within the viral polyprotein and is critical for the processes of viral replication. Our group has previously demonstrated that HAV 3Cpro cleaves human NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO), a kinase required in interferon signaling. Based on this finding, we generated four luciferase-based biosensors containing the NEMO sequence (PVLKAQ↓ADIYKA) that is cleaved by HAV 3Cpro and/or the Nostoc punctiforme DnaE intein, to monitor the activity of HAV 3Cpro in human embryonic kidney cells (HEK-293T)...
July 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Gareth Brady, Darya A Haas, Paul J Farrell, Andreas Pichlmair, Andrew G Bowie
Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), the only known extant human-adapted poxvirus, causes a long-duration infection characterized by skin lesions that typically display an absence of inflammation despite containing high titers of live virus. Despite this curious presentation, MCV is very poorly characterized in terms of host-pathogen interactions. The absence of inflammation around MCV lesions suggests the presence of potent inhibitors of human antiviral immunity and inflammation. However, only a small number of MCV immunomodulatory genes have been characterized in detail...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
Philip Cohen, Sam Strickson
The adaptor protein MyD88 is required for signal transmission by toll-like receptors and receptors of the interleukin-1 family of cytokines. MyD88 signalling triggers the formation of Lys63-linked and Met1-linked ubiquitin (K63-Ub, M1-Ub) chains within minutes. The K63-Ub chains, which are formed by the E3 ubiquitin ligases TRAF6, Pellino1 and Pellino2, activate TAK1, the master kinase that switches on mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase cascades and initiates activation of the canonical IκB kinase (IKK) complex...
July 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
Vangelis Kondylis, Snehlata Kumari, Katerina Vlantis, Manolis Pasparakis
Regulated cell death pathways have important functions in host defense and tissue homeostasis. Studies in genetic mouse models provided evidence that cell death could cause inflammation in different tissues. Inhibition of RIPK3-MLKL-dependent necroptosis by FADD and caspase-8 was identified as a key mechanism preventing inflammation in epithelial barriers. Moreover, the interplay between IKK/NF-κB and RIPK1 signaling was recognized as a critical determinant of tissue homeostasis and inflammation. NEMO was shown to regulate RIPK1 kinase activity-mediated apoptosis by NF-κB-dependent and -independent functions, which are critical for averting chronic tissue injury and inflammation in the intestine and the liver...
May 2017: Immunological Reviews
Xinyu Zhu, Dang Wang, Junwei Zhou, Ting Pan, Jiyao Chen, Yuting Yang, Mengting Lv, Xu Ye, Guiqing Peng, Liurong Fang, Shaobo Xiao
Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) is an emerging swine enteropathogenic coronavirus. The first outbreak of PDCoV was announced from the United States in 2014, followed by reports in Asia. The nonstructural protein nsp5 is a 3C-like protease of coronavirus, and our previous study showed that PDCoV nsp5 inhibits type I interferon (IFN) production. In this study, we found that PDCoV nsp5 significantly inhibited IFN-stimulated response element (ISRE) promoter activity and transcription of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs), suggesting that PDCoV nsp5 also suppresses IFN signaling...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
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