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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346404/chemical-screening-identifies-atm-as-a-target-for-alleviating-senescence
#1
Hyun Tae Kang, Joon Tae Park, Kobong Choi, Yongsub Kim, Hyo Jei Claudia Choi, Chul Won Jung, Young-Sam Lee, Sang Chul Park
Senescence, defined as irreversible cell-cycle arrest, is the main driving force of aging and age-related diseases. Here, we performed high-throughput screening to identify compounds that alleviate senescence and identified the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) inhibitor KU-60019 as an effective agent. To elucidate the mechanism underlying ATM's role in senescence, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screen and found that ATM interacted with the vacuolar ATPase V1 subunits ATP6V1E1 and ATP6V1G1. Specifically, ATM decreased E-G dimerization through direct phosphorylation of ATP6V1G1...
March 27, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344571/translation-initiation-factor-eif4e-and-eifiso4e-are-both-required-for-peanut-stripe-virus-infection-in-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-l
#2
Manlin Xu, Hongfeng Xie, Juxiang Wu, Lianhui Xie, Jinguang Yang, Yucheng Chi
Peanut stripe virus (PStV) belongs to the genus Potyvirus and is the most important viral pathogen of cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). The eukaryotic translation initiation factor, eIF4E, and its isoform, eIF(iso)4E, play key roles during virus infection in plants, particularly Potyvirus. In the present study, we cloned the eIF4E and eIF(iso)4E homologs in peanut and named these as PeaeIF4E and PeaeIF(iso)4E, respectively. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) analysis showed that these two genes were expressed during all growth periods and in all peanut organs, but were especially abundant in young leaves and roots...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341984/combinatorial-requirement-of-w-and-wt-boxes-in-microbe-associated-molecular-pattern-responsive-synthetic-promoters
#3
Konstantin Kanofsky, Ann-Kathrin Bahlmann, Reinhard Hehl, Do Xuan Dong
The WT-box GGACTTTC belongs to a novel class of MAMP-responsive cis-regulatory sequences that are part of combinatorial elements. Microbe-associated molecular pattern (MAMP)-responsive synthetic promoters were generated with two cis-regulatory modules (CRM1 and CRM2) from the Arabidopsis thaliana WRKY30 promoter. Both modules harbour two W-boxes and one WT-box. Mutation analysis of the synthetic promoters and transient gene expression analysis in parsley protoplasts underline the importance of the W- and WT-boxes for MAMP-responsive gene expression and reveal the combinatorial requirement of at least two boxes for full MAMP responsivity...
March 24, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338881/mdhb1-down-regulation-activates-anthocyanin-biosynthesis-in-the-white-fleshed-apple-cultivar-granny-smith
#4
Yonghua Jiang, Cuihua Liu, Dan Yan, Xiaohong Wen, Yanli Liu, Haojie Wang, Jieyu Dai, Yujie Zhang, Yanfei Liu, Bin Zhou, Xiaolin Ren
Coloration in apple (Malus×domestica) flesh is mainly caused by the accumulation of anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is biosynthesized through the flavonoid pathway and regulated by MYB, bHLH, and WD40 transcription factors (TFs). Here, we report that the HD-Zip I TF MdHB1 was also involved in the regulation of anthocyanin accumulation. MdHB1 silencing caused the accumulation of anthocyanin in 'Granny Smith' flesh, whereas its overexpression reduced the flesh content of anthocyanin in 'Ballerina' (red-fleshed apple)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337762/molecular-interaction-between-pho2-and-gi-in-rice
#5
Shuai Li, Yinghui Ying, David Secco, Chuang Wang, Reena Narsai, James Whelan, Huixia Shou
Plants are often confronted to nutrient limiting conditions, such as inorganic phosphate (Pi) deficiency, resulting in a reduction in growth and yield. PHO2, encoding a ubiquitin-conjugating E2 enzyme, is a central component of the Pi-starvation response signaling pathway. A yeast-two-hybrid screen using Oryza sativa (rice) PHO2 as bait, revealed an interaction between OsPHO2 and OsGIGANTEA, a key regulator of flowering time, which was confirmed using bimolecular flourescenec complementation (BiFC). Characterization of rice Osgi and Ospho2 mutants revealed that they displayed several similar phenotypic features supporting a physiological role for this interaction...
March 24, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336950/dual-regulation-of-water-retention-and-cell-growth-by-a-stress-associated-protein-sap-gene-in-prunus
#6
Alba Lloret, Ana Conejero, Carmen Leida, César Petri, Francisco Gil-Muñoz, Lorenzo Burgos, María Luisa Badenes, Gabino Ríos
We have identified a gene (PpSAP1) of Prunus persica coding for a stress-associated protein (SAP) containing Zn-finger domains A20 and AN1. SAPs have been described as regulators of the abiotic stress response in plant species, emerging as potential candidates for improvement of stress tolerance in plants. PpSAP1 was highly expressed in leaves and dormant buds, being down-regulated before bud dormancy release. PpSAP1 expression was moderately induced by water stresses and heat in buds. In addition, it was found that PpSAP1 strongly interacts with polyubiquitin proteins in the yeast two-hybrid system...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334092/the-cuticle-protein-gene-mpcp4-of-myzus-persicae-homoptera-aphididae-plays-a-critical-role-in-cucumber-mosaic-virus-acquisition
#7
Yan Liang, Xi-Wu Gao
Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Homoptera: Aphididae) is one of the most important agricultural pests worldwide. In addition to sucking phloem sap, M. persicae also transmits Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) as a vector in a nonpersistent manner. At present, the infection mechanism remains unclear, especially the process of aphid virus acquisition. In this study, we isolated four M. persicae cuticle protein genes (MPCP1, MPCP2, MPCP4, and MPCP5) from M. persicae. The relative amount of the gene encoding Cucumber mosaic virus capsid protein (CMV CP) and the transcript levels of these four cuticle protein genes were investigated in aphid virus acquisition by feeding the tobacco preinfested by CMV...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325498/the-role-of-rnase-h2-in-processing-ribonucleotides-incorporated-during-dna-replication
#8
Jessica S Williams, Daniel B Gehle, Thomas A Kunkel
Saccharomyces cerevisiae RNase H2 resolves RNA-DNA hybrids formed during transcription and it incises DNA at single ribonucleotides incorporated during nuclear DNA replication. To distinguish between the roles of these two activities in maintenance of genome stability, here we investigate the phenotypes of a mutant of yeast RNase H2 (rnh201-RED; ribonucleotide excision defective) that retains activity on RNA-DNA hybrids but is unable to cleave single ribonucleotides that are stably incorporated into the genome...
March 6, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322269/a-ras-gtpase-associated-protein-is-involved-in-the-phototropic-and-circadian-photobiology-responses-in-fungi
#9
Silvia Polaino, José M Villalobos-Escobedo, Viplendra P S Shakya, Alejandro Miralles-Durán, Suman Chaudhary, Catalina Sanz, Mahdi Shahriari, Eva M Luque, Arturo P Eslava, Luis M Corrochano, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, Alexander Idnurm
Light is an environmental signal perceived by most eukaryotic organisms and that can have major impacts on their growth and development. The MadC protein in the fungus Phycomyces blakesleeanus (Mucoromycotina) has been postulated to form part of the photosensory input for phototropism of the fruiting body sporangiophores, but the madC gene has remained unidentified since the 1960s when madC mutants were first isolated. In this study the madC gene was identified by positional cloning. All madC mutant strains contain loss-of-function point mutations within a gene predicted to encode a GTPase activating protein (GAP) for Ras...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317851/mdhir-proteins-repress-anthocyanin-accumulation-by-interacting-with-the-mdjaz2-protein-to-inhibit-its-degradation-in-apples
#10
Ke-Qin Chen, Xian-Yan Zhao, Xiu-Hong An, Yi Tian, Dan-Dan Liu, Chun-Xiang You, Yu-Jin Hao
In higher plants, jasmonate ZIM-domain (JAZ) proteins negatively regulate the biosynthesis of anthocyanins by interacting with bHLH transcription factors. However, it is largely unknown if and how other regulators are involved in this process. In this study, the apple MdJAZ2 protein was characterized in regards to its function in the negative regulation of anthocyanin accumulation and peel coloration. MdJAZ2 was used as a bait to screen a cDNA library using the yeast two-hybrid method. The hypersensitive induced reaction (HIR) proteins, MdHIR2 and MdHIR4, were obtained from this yeast two-hybrid...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317242/chemical-screening-identifies-rock-as-a-target-for-recovering-mitochondrial-function-in-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome
#11
Hyun Tae Kang, Joon Tae Park, Kobong Choi, Hyo Jei Claudia Choi, Chul Won Jung, Gyu Ree Kim, Young-Sam Lee, Sang Chul Park
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) constitutes a genetic disease wherein an aging phenotype manifests in childhood. Recent studies indicate that reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important roles in HGPS phenotype progression. Thus, pharmacological reduction in ROS levels has been proposed as a potentially effective treatment for patient with this disorder. In this study, we performed high-throughput screening to find compounds that could reduce ROS levels in HGPS fibroblasts and identified rho-associated protein kinase (ROCK) inhibitor (Y-27632) as an effective agent...
March 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300158/the-receptor-like-pseudokinase-mrh1-interacts-with-the-voltage-gated-potassium-channel-akt2
#12
Kamil Sklodowski, Janin Riedelsberger, Natalia Raddatz, Gonzalo Riadi, Julio Caballero, Isabelle Chérel, Waltraud Schulze, Alexander Graf, Ingo Dreyer
The potassium channel AKT2 plays important roles in phloem loading and unloading. It can operate as inward-rectifying channel that allows H(+)-ATPase-energized K(+) uptake. Moreover, through reversible post-translational modifications it can also function as an open, K(+)-selective channel, which taps a 'potassium battery', providing additional energy for transmembrane transport processes. Knowledge about proteins involved in the regulation of the operational mode of AKT2 is very limited. Here, we employed a large-scale yeast two-hybrid screen in combination with fluorescence tagging and null-allele mutant phenotype analysis and identified the plasma membrane localized receptor-like kinase MRH1/MDIS2 (AT4G18640) as interaction partner of AKT2...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299530/in-depth-characterization-of-the-homodimerization-domain-of-the-transcription-factor-thap1-and-dystonia-causing-mutations-therein
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Alev Richter, Ronja Hollstein, Eva Hebert, Franca Vulinovic, Juliane Eckhold, Alma Osmanovic, Reinhard Depping, Frank J Kaiser, Katja Lohmann
Mutations in the THAP1 gene encoding the transcription factor THAP1 have been shown to cause DYT6 dystonia. THAP1 contains a highly conserved THAP zinc finger at its N-terminal region which allows specific binding to its target sequences as well as a coiled-coil domain (amino acids 139-190) towards its C-terminus postulated as a protein-protein-binding motif. While several DYT6-causing mutations within the THAP domain were shown to decrease THAP1 activity in transcriptional regulation and DNA-binding, the role of mutations within the coiled-coil domain is rather unknown...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298427/systematic-protein-protein-interaction-mapping-for-clinically-relevant-human-gpcrs
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Kate Sokolina, Saranya Kittanakom, Jamie Snider, Max Kotlyar, Pascal Maurice, Jorge Gandía, Abla Benleulmi-Chaachoua, Kenjiro Tadagaki, Atsuro Oishi, Victoria Wong, Ramy H Malty, Viktor Deineko, Hiroyuki Aoki, Shahreen Amin, Zhong Yao, Xavier Morató, David Otasek, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Javier Menendez, Daniel Auerbach, Stephane Angers, Natasa Pržulj, Michel Bouvier, Mohan Babu, Francisco Ciruela, Ralf Jockers, Igor Jurisica, Igor Stagljar
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of integral membrane receptors with key roles in regulating signaling pathways targeted by therapeutics, but are difficult to study using existing proteomics technologies due to their complex biochemical features. To obtain a global view of GPCR-mediated signaling and to identify novel components of their pathways, we used a modified membrane yeast two-hybrid (MYTH) approach and identified interacting partners for 48 selected full-length human ligand-unoccupied GPCRs in their native membrane environment...
March 15, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292003/arabidopsis-map3k16-and-other-salt-inducible-map3ks-regulate-aba-response-redundantly
#15
Seo-Wha Choi, Seul-Bee Lee, Yeon-Ju Na, Sun-Geum Jeung, Soo Young Kim
In the Arabidopsis genome, approximately 80 MAP3Ks (mitogen- activated protein kinase kinase kinases) have been identified. However, only a few of them have been characterized, and the functions of most MAP3Ks are largely unknown. In this paper, we report the function of MAP3K16 and several other MAP3Ks, MAP3K14/15/17/18, whose expression is salt-inducible. We prepared MAP3K16 overexpression (OX) lines and analyzed their phenotypes. The result showed that the transgenic plants were ABA-insensitive during seed germination and cotyledon greening stage but their root growth was ABA-hypersensitive...
March 14, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286910/the-molecular-mechanism-underlying-anthocyanin-metabolism-in-apple-using-the-mdmyb16-and-mdbhlh33-genes
#16
Haifeng Xu, Nan Wang, Jingxuan Liu, Changzhi Qu, Yicheng Wang, Shenghui Jiang, Ninglin Lu, Deyun Wang, Zongying Zhang, Xuesen Chen
MdMYB16 forms homodimers and directly inhibits anthocyanin synthesis via its C-terminal EAR repressor. It weakened the inhibitory effect of MdMYB16 on anthocyanin synthesis when overexpressing MdbHLH33 in callus overexpressing MdMYB16. MdMYB16 could interact with MdbHLH33. Anthocyanins are strong antioxidants that play a key role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. The germplasm of Malus sieversii f. neidzwetzkyana is important for the study of anthocyanin metabolism. To date, only limited studies have examined the negative regulatory mechanisms underlying anthocyanin synthesis in apple...
March 12, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284994/brewing-up-a-storm-the-genomes-of-lager-yeasts-and-how-they-evolved
#17
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Chandre Monerawela, Ursula Bond
Yeasts used in the production of lager beers belong to the species Saccharomyces pastorianus, an interspecies hybrid of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces eubayanus. The hybridisation event happened approximately 500-600years ago and therefore S. pastorianus may be considered as a newly evolving species. The happenstance of the hybridisation event created a novel species, with unique genetic characteristics, ideal for the fermentation of sugars to produce flavoursome beer. Lager yeast strains retain the chromosomes of both parental species and also have sets of novel hybrid chromosomes that arose by recombination between the homeologous parental chromosomes...
March 8, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283191/ccdc181-is-a-microtubule-binding-protein-that-interacts-with-hook1-in-haploid-male-germ-cells-and-localizes-to-the-sperm-tail-and-motile-cilia
#18
Thomas Schwarz, Barbara Prieler, Johannes A Schmid, Pawel Grzmil, Juergen Neesen
Disruption of murine Hook1 results in a disturbed spermatogenesis and consequently leads to male infertility in mice. Within these mice abnormal sperm development starts with a disorganization of the microtubular manchette in elongating spermatids that leads to an abnormal head shape as well as to distinctive structural changes in the flagella of the sperm. To elucidate Hook1 function in male germ cell differentiation a yeast two-hybrid screen was performed using a murine testicular library, which leads to the identification of several putative Hook1 interacting proteins...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279804/self-interaction-of-citrus-tristeza-virus-p33-protein-via-n-terminal-helix
#19
Sung-Hwan Kang, Thi Nguyet Minh Dao, Ok-Kyung Kim, Svetlana Y Folimonova
Citrus tristeza virus (CTV), the most economically important viral pathogen of citrus, encodes a unique protein, p33. CTV p33 shows no similarity with other known proteins, yet plays an important role in viral pathogenesis: it extends the virus host range and mediates virus ability to exclude superinfection by other variants of the virus. Previously we demonstrated that p33 is an integral membrane protein and appears to share characteristics of viral movement proteins. In this study, we show that the p33 protein self-interacts in vitro and in vivo using co-immunoprecipitation, yeast two hybrid, and bimolecular fluorescence complementation assays...
March 6, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276020/localizing-mrnas-encoding-mitochondrial-proteins-in-yeast-by-fluorescence-microscopy-and-subcellular-fractionation
#20
Dmitry Zabezhinsky, Hannah Sperber, Jeffrey E Gerst
Mitochondria are thought to have evolved from ancestral proteobacteria and, as a result of symbiosis, became an indispensable organelle in all eukaryotic cells. Mitochondria perform essential functions that provide the cell with ATP, amino acids, phospholipids, and both heme and iron-sulfur clusters. However, only 1% of mitochondrial proteins are encoded by the mitochondrial genome, while the remaining 99% are encoded in the nucleus. This raises a logistical challenge to the cell, as these nuclear-encoded proteins have to be translated, delivered to the mitochondrial surface, and translocated to its various compartments...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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