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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224616/critical-cholangiocarcinogenesis-control-by-cryptochrome-clock-genes
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Ali Mteyrek, Elisabeth Filipski, Catherine Guettier, Malgorzata Oklejewicz, Gijsbertus T J van der Horst, Alper Okyar, Francis Lévi
A coordinated network of molecular circadian clocks in individual cells generates 24-hour rhythms in liver metabolism and proliferation. Circadian disruption through chronic jet lag or Per2 clock gene mutation was shown to accelerate hepatocarcinoma development in mice. Since divergent effects were reported for clock genes Per and Cry regarding xenobiotic toxicity, we questioned the role of Cry1 and Cry2 in liver carcinogenesis. Male WT and Cry1(-/-) Cry2(-/-) mice (C57Bl/6 background) were chronically exposed to diethylnitrosamine (DEN) at ZT11...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216039/molecular-cloning-and-function-analysis-of-clcry1a-and-clcry1b-two-genes-in-chrysanthemum-lavandulifolium-that-play-vital-roles-in-promoting-floral-transition
#2
Liwen Yang, Jianxin Fu, Shuai Qi, Yan Hong, He Huang, Silan Dai
Cryptochrome (CRY), a vital photoreceptor which mediates light signals, controls photomorphogenesis in higher plants. However, the function of CRY in mediating light to regulate growth and development of ornamental plants is still unclear. In this study, we identified two CRY1 homologous genes, ClCRY1a and ClCRY1b, from Chrysanthemum lavandulifolium, a diploid wild chrysanthemum species. Expression analysis demonstrated that these two ClCRY1 genes showed the highest expression levels in seedlings leaves that were transferred to short day (SD) conditions for eight days...
February 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211124/in-planta-expression-searching-for-the-genuine-chromophores-of-cryptochrome-3-from-arabidopsis-thaliana
#3
Wolfgang Gärtner
Göbel et al. present in this issue an exemplary study of identification of chromophores from Arabidopsis thaliana cryptochrome-3. Usually taken for granted, proteins and cofactors, respective chromophores, from heterologous expression are considered identical to material isolated from their genuine host. Cryptochromes carry two chromophores, an antenna cofactor and a functional flavin chromophore, both noncovalently embedded into the protein. In particular the antenna chromophore is loosely bound and often lost during protein purification...
January 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176875/millitesla-magnetic-field-effects-on-the-photocycle-of-an-animal-cryptochrome
#4
Dean M W Sheppard, Jing Li, Kevin B Henbest, Simon R T Neil, Kiminori Maeda, Jonathan Storey, Erik Schleicher, Till Biskup, Ryan Rodriguez, Stefan Weber, P J Hore, Christiane R Timmel, Stuart R Mackenzie
Drosophila have been used as model organisms to explore both the biophysical mechanisms of animal magnetoreception and the possibility that weak, low-frequency anthropogenic electromagnetic fields may have biological consequences. In both cases, the presumed receptor is cryptochrome, a protein thought to be responsible for magnetic compass sensing in migratory birds and a variety of magnetic behavioural responses in insects. Here, we demonstrate that photo-induced electron transfer reactions in Drosophila melanogaster cryptochrome are indeed influenced by magnetic fields of a few millitesla...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143926/formation-of-a-repressive-complex-in-the-mammalian-circadian-clock-is-mediated-by-the-secondary-pocket-of-cry1
#5
Alicia K Michael, Jennifer L Fribourgh, Yogarany Chelliah, Colby R Sandate, Greg L Hura, Dina Schneidman-Duhovny, Sarvind M Tripathi, Joseph S Takahashi, Carrie L Partch
The basic helix-loop-helix PAS domain (bHLH-PAS) transcription factor CLOCK:BMAL1 (brain and muscle Arnt-like protein 1) sits at the core of the mammalian circadian transcription/translation feedback loop. Precise control of CLOCK:BMAL1 activity by coactivators and repressors establishes the ∼24-h periodicity of gene expression. Formation of a repressive complex, defined by the core clock proteins cryptochrome 1 (CRY1):CLOCK:BMAL1, plays an important role controlling the switch from repression to activation each day...
January 31, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131343/uv-a-radiation-effects-on-higher-plants-exploring-the-known-unknown
#6
REVIEW
Dolors Verdaguer, Marcel A K Jansen, Laura Llorens, Luis O Morales, Susanne Neugart
Ultraviolet-A radiation (UV-A: 315-400nm) is a component of solar radiation that exerts a wide range of physiological responses in plants. Currently, field attenuation experiments are the most reliable source of information on the effects of UV-A. Common plant responses to UV-A include both inhibitory and stimulatory effects on biomass accumulation and morphology. UV-A effects on biomass accumulation can differ from those on root: shoot ratio, and distinct responses are described for different leaf tissues...
February 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100634/cryptochromes-regulate-igf-1-production-and-signaling-through-control-jak2-dependent-stat5b-phosphorylation
#7
Amol Chaudhari, Richa Gupta, Sonal Patel, Nikkhil Velingkaar, Roman Kondratov
Insulin like growth factor (IGF) signaling plays an important role in cell growth and proliferation and implicated in regulation of cancer, metabolism and aging. Here we report that IGF-1 level in blood and IGF-1 signaling demonstrates circadian rhythms. Circadian control occurs through Cryptochromes (CRYs), transcriptional repressors and components of the circadian clock. IGF-1 rhythms are disrupted in Cry deficient mice and IGF-1 level is reduced by 80% in these mice, which leads to reduced IGF signaling...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100053/the-grateful-infrared-sequential-protein-structural-changes-resolved-by-infrared-difference-spectroscopy
#8
Tilman Kottke, Víctor A Lórenz-Fonfría, Joachim Heberle
The catalytic activity of proteins is a function of structural changes. Very often these are as minute as protonation changes, hydrogen bonding changes, and amino acid side chain reorientations. To resolve these, a methodology is afforded that not only provides the molecular sensitivity but allows for tracing the sequence of these hierarchical reactions at the same time. This feature article showcases results from time-resolved IR spectroscopy on channelrhodopsin (ChR), light-oxygen-voltage (LOV) domain protein, and cryptochrome (CRY)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072861/identification-of-the-molecular-clockwork-of-the-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
#9
Mickael Perrigault, Damien Tran
Molecular clock system constitutes the origin of biological rhythms that allow organisms to anticipate cyclic environmental changes and adapt their behavior and physiology. Components of the molecular clock are largely conserved across a broad range of species but appreciable diversity in clock structure and function is also present especially in invertebrates. The present work aimed at identify and characterize molecular clockwork components in relationship with the monitoring of valve activity behavior in the oyster Crassostrea gigas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067410/the-photolyase-cryptochrome-family-of-proteins-as-dna-repair-enzymes-and-transcriptional-repressors
#10
REVIEW
Ibrahim Halil Kavakli, Ibrahim Baris, Mehmet Tardu, Şeref Gül, Haşimcan Öner, Sibel Çal, Selma Bulut, Darya Yarparvar, Çağlar Berkel, Pınar Ustaoğlu, Cihan Aydın
Light is a very important environmental factor that governs many cellular responses in organisms. As a consequence, organisms possess different kinds of light-sensing photoreceptors to regulate their physiological variables and adapt to a given habitat. The cryptochrome/photolyase family (CPF) includes photoreceptors that perform different functions in different organisms. Photolyases repair ultraviolet-induced DNA damage by a process known as photoreactivation using photons absorbed from the blue end of the light spectrum...
November 16, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062690/cryptochrome-mediates-behavioral-executive-choice-in-response-to-uv-light
#11
Lisa S Baik, Keri J Fogle, Logan Roberts, Alexis M Galschiodt, Joshua A Chevez, Yocelyn Recinos, Vinh Nguy, Todd C Holmes
Drosophila melanogaster CRYPTOCHROME (CRY) mediates behavioral and electrophysiological responses to blue light coded by circadian and arousal neurons. However, spectroscopic and biochemical assays of heterologously expressed CRY suggest that CRY may mediate functional responses to UV-A (ultraviolet A) light as well. To determine the relative contributions of distinct phototransduction systems, we tested mutants lacking CRY and mutants with disrupted opsin-based phototransduction for behavioral and electrophysiological responses to UV light...
January 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011868/chemical-induced-inhibition-of-blue-light-mediated-seedling-development-caused-by-disruption-of-upstream-signal-transduction-involving-cryptochromes-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#12
Wen-Dee Ong, Emiko Okubo-Kurihara, Yukio Kurihara, Setsuko Shimada, Yuko Makita, Mika Kawashima, Kaori Honda, Yasumitsu Kondoh, Nobumoto Watanabe, Hiroyuki Osada, Sean R Cutler, Kumar Sudesh, Minami Matsui
Plants have a remarkable ability to perceive and respond to various wavelengths of light and initiate regulation of different cascades of light signaling and molecular components. While the perception of red light and the mechanisms of its signaling involving phytochromes are largely known, knowledge of the mechanisms of blue light signaling is still limited. Chemical genetics involves the use of diverse small active or synthetic molecules to evaluate biological processes. By combining chemicals and analyzing the effects they have on plant morphology, we identified a chemical, 3-bromo-7-nitroindazole (3B7N), that promotes hypocotyl elongation of wild-type Arabidopsis only under continuous blue light...
December 22, 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997226/dysregulation-of-metallothionein-and-circadian-genes-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Huan Li, Yuan-Fu Lu, Hong Chen, Jie Liu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the major threat to human health, and disruption of circadian clock genes is implicated in hepatocarcinogenesis. This study examined the dysregulation of metallothioneins and circadian genes in achieved human HCC (n = 24), peri-HCC tissues (n = 24) as compared with normal human livers (n = 36). Total RNA was extracted and reverse transcribed. Real-time RT-qPCR was performed to determine the expression of genes of interest. The results demonstrated the downregulation of metallothionein-1 (MT-1), MT-2, and metal transcription factor-1 (MFT-1) in human HCC as compared with Peri-HCC and normal tissues...
2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992646/divalent-cations-increase-dna-repair-activities-of-bacterial-6-4-photolyases
#14
Hongju Ma, Fan Zhang, Elisabeth Ignatz, Martin Suehnel, Peng Xue, Patrick Scheerer, LarsOliver Essen, Norbert Krauß, Tilman Lamparter
The (6-4) photolyases of the FeS-BCP group can be considered as the most ancient type among the large family of cryptochrome and photolyase flavoproteins. In contrast to other photolyases they contain an Fe-S cluster of unknown function, a DMRL chromophore, an interdomain loop which could interact with DNA, and a long C-terminal extension. We compared DNA repair and photoreduction of two members of the FeS-BCP family, Agrobacterium fabrum PhrB and Rhodobacter sphaeroides RsCryB, with a eukaryotic (6-4) photolyase from Ostreococcus, OsCPF, and a member of the class III CPD photolyases, PhrA from A...
December 19, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991674/photolyase-dynamics-and-mechanisms-of-repair-of-sun-induced-dna-damage
#15
REVIEW
Meng Zhang, Lijuan Wang, Dongping Zhong
Photolyase, a photomachine discovered half a century ago for repair of sun-induced DNA damage of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and pyrimidine (6-4) pyrimidone photoproducts (6-4PPs), has been characterized extensively in biochemistry (function), structure and dynamics since 1980s. The molecular mechanism and repair photocycle have been revealed at the most fundamental level. Using femtosecond spectroscopy, we have mapped out the entire dynamical evolution and determined all actual timescales of the catalytic processes...
January 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958724/engineering-an-artificial-flavoprotein-magnetosensor
#16
Chris Bialas, Lauren E Jarocha, Kevin B Henbest, Tilo M Zollitsch, Goutham Kodali, Christiane R Timmel, Stuart R Mackenzie, P Leslie Dutton, Christopher C Moser, P J Hore
Migratory birds use the Earth's magnetic field as a source of navigational information. This light-dependent magnetic compass is thought to be mediated by cryptochrome proteins in the retina. Upon light activation, electron transfer between the flavin adenine dinucleotide cofactor and tryptophan residues leads to the formation of a spin-correlated radical pair, whose subsequent fate is sensitive to external magnetic fields. To learn more about the functional requirements of this complex chemical compass, we have created a family of simplified, adaptable proteins-maquettes-that contain a single tryptophan residue at different distances from a covalently bound flavin...
December 28, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925276/conformational-and-intermolecular-interaction-dynamics-of-photolyase-cryptochrome-proteins-monitored-by-the-time-resolved-diffusion-technique
#17
REVIEW
Masato Kondoh, Masahide Terazima
Cryptochrome (CRY), a blue light sensor protein, possesses a similar domain structure to photolyase (PHR) that, upon absorption of light, repairs DNA damage. In this review, we compare the reaction dynamics of these systems by monitoring the reaction kinetics of conformational change and intermolecular interaction change based on time-dependent diffusion coefficient measurements obtained by using the pulsed laser-induced transient grating technique. Using this method, time-dependent biomolecular interactions, such as transient dissociation reactions in solution, have been successfully detected in real time...
December 7, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891621/animal-cryptochromes-divergent-roles-in-light-perception-circadian-timekeeping-and-beyond
#18
REVIEW
Alicia K Michael, Jennifer L Fribourgh, Russell N Van Gelder, Carrie L Partch
Cryptochromes are evolutionarily related to the light-dependent DNA repair enzyme photolyase, serving as major regulators of circadian rhythms in insects and vertebrate animals. There are two types of cryptochromes in the animal kingdom: Drosophila-like CRYs that act as nonvisual photopigments linking circadian rhythms to the environmental light/dark cycle, and vertebrate-like CRYs that do not appear to sense light directly, but control the generation of circadian rhythms by acting as transcriptional repressors...
November 28, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891613/a-review-of-spectroscopic-and-biophysical-chemical-studies-of-the-complex-of-cyclobutane-pyrimidine-dimer-photolyase-and-cryptochrome-dash-with-substrate-dna
#19
REVIEW
Johannes P M Schelvis, Yvonne M Gindt
Cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) photolyase (PL) is a structure-specific DNA repair enzyme that uses blue light to repair CPD on DNA. Cryptochrome (CRY) DASH enzymes use blue light for the repair of CPD lesions on single-stranded (ss) DNA, although some may also repair these lesions on double-stranded (ds) DNA. In addition, CRY DASH may be involved in blue light signaling, similar to cryptochromes. The focus of this review is on spectroscopic and biophysical-chemical experiments of the enzyme-substrate complex that have contributed to a more detailed understanding of all the aspects of the CPD repair mechanism of CPD photolyase and CRY DASH...
November 28, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889265/integration-of-phytochrome-and-cryptochrome-signals-determines-plant-growth-during-competition-for-light
#20
Mieke de Wit, Diederik H Keuskamp, Franca J Bongers, Patricia Hornitschek, Charlotte M M Gommers, Emilie Reinen, Carmen Martínez-Cerón, Christian Fankhauser, Ronald Pierik
Plants in dense vegetation perceive their neighbors primarily through changes in light quality. Initially, the ratio between red (R) and far-red (FR) light decreases due to reflection of FR by plant tissue well before shading occurs. Perception of low R:FR by the phytochrome photoreceptors induces the shade avoidance response [1], of which accelerated elongation growth of leaf-bearing organs is an important feature. Low R:FR-induced phytochrome inactivation leads to the accumulation and activation of the transcription factors PHYTOCHROME-INTERACTING FACTORs (PIFs) 4, 5, and 7 and subsequent expression of their growth-mediating targets [2, 3]...
December 19, 2016: Current Biology: CB
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