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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771080/nicotinic-acid-a-case-for-a-vitamin-that-moonlights-for-cancer
#1
Francesco Piacente, Irene Caffa, Alessio Nencioni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 3, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770921/insights-into-the-giardia-intestinalis-enolase-and-human-plasminogen-interaction
#2
R Aguayo-Ortiz, P Meza-Cervantez, R Castillo, A Hernández-Campos, L Dominguez, L Yépez-Mulia
Giardia intestinalis is an intestinal parasite that causes diarrhea in humans and animals worldwide. The enolase of G. intestinalis (GiENO) participates in its glycolysis pathway and is abundantly expressed in the parasite cytosol; however, its localization on the surface of trophozoites and cysts has been demonstrated. Enolases from bacteria and parasites can have different functions and are considered moonlighting proteins, for example, as a cell surface plasminogen receptor. In relation to GiENO, no studies have been performed about its possible participation as a plasminogen receptor...
August 3, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768829/the-saga-complex-together-with-transcription-factors-and-the-endocytic-protein-rvs167p-coordinate-the-reprofiling-of-gene-expression-in-response-to-changes-in-sterol-composition-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Gisèle Dewhurst-Maridor, Daniel Abegg, Fabrice P A David, Jacques Rougemont, Cameron C Scott, Alexander Adibekian, Howard Riezman
Changes in cellular sterol species and concentrations can have profound effects on the transcriptional profile. In yeast, mutants defective in sterol biosynthesis show a wide range of changes in transcription, including a co-induction of anaerobic genes and ergosterol biosynthesis genes, biosynthesis of basic amino acids, and several stress genes. However the mechanisms underlying these changes are unknown. We identified mutations in the SAGA complex, a co-activator of transcription, which abrogate the ability to carry out most of these sterol-dependent transcriptional changes...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753256/a-novel-moonlight-function-of-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-gapdh-for-immunomodulation
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Toshiaki Nakano, Shigeru Goto, Yuki Takaoka, Hui-Peng Tseng, Takashi Fujimura, Seiji Kawamoto, Kazuhisa Ono, Chao-Long Chen
Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) is an energy metabolism-related enzyme, which generates NADH in glycolysis. Our previous study revealed a novel role of exogenous GAPDH in the amelioration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis-related, severe acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Here, we show the effect of extracellular GAPDH on the physiological functions of macrophages, which play an important role in the onset of sepsis and ALI. GAPDH has no effect on cell viability, while it strongly suppressed cell adhesion, spreading, and phagocytic function of LPS-stimulated macrophages...
July 28, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730345/does-fear-beget-fear-risk-mediated-habitat-selection-triggers-predator-avoidance-at-lower-trophic-levels
#5
Carmen K Blubaugh, Ivy V Widick, Ian Kaplan
Non-consumptive effects (NCEs) of predators are ubiquitous in food webs with well-detailed impacts on trophic cascades over multiple levels. However, integrating NCEs with other predator-mediated interactions, like intraguild predation, as well as context-specific habitat factors that shape top-down pressure, remains a challenge. Focusing on two common seed predators, mice (Peromyscus spp.) and carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae), we quantify trophic and behavioral consequences of predation risk and availability of refuge vegetation on both intraguild predators (mice) and intraguild prey (beetles)...
July 20, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701466/methionine-synthase-is-localized-to-the-nucleus-in-pichia-pastoris-and-candida-albicans-and-to-the-cytoplasm-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#6
Umakant Sahu, Hunsur R Vinod Kumar, Shankar S Kapnoor, Raghu Bhagavat, Nagasuma Chandra, Pundi N Rangarajan
Methionine synthase (MS) catalyzes methylation of homocysteine, the last step in the biosynthesis of methionine, which is essential for the regeneration of tetrahydrofolate and biosynthesis of S-adenosyl methionine. Here, we report that MS is localized to the nucleus of Pichia pastoris and Candida albicans but cytoplasmic in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeP. pastoris strain carrying a deletion of MET6 gene encoding MS (Ppmet6) exhibits methionine as well as adenine auxotrophy indicating that MS is required for methionine as well as adenine biosynthesis...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681565/tubulin-acetylation-a-novel-functional-avenue-for-cdyl-in-sperm
#7
Sweta Parab, Veena Dalvi, Sushma Mylavaram, Abhipriya K, Susan Idicula-Thomas, Shobha Sonawane, Priyanka Parte
Motility in sperm is driven by the flagella, the principal component of which is the axoneme. The microtubules which make up the 9 + 2 axoneme are composed of heterodimers of alpha and beta tubulins and undergo several post-translational modifications. We have earlier reported that HDAC6 functions as tubulin deacetylase in sperm and has a role in sperm movement. While exploring the specific tubulin acetyltransferase (TAT) in sperm we observed the presence of Chromodomain Y-Like (CDYL), on the principal piece of rat spermatozoa which compelled us to explore its function in sperm...
July 6, 2017: Cytoskeleton
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680804/functions-of-tryptophan-residues-in-ewgws-insert-of-plasmodium-falciparum-enolase
#8
Sneha Dutta, Anasuya Moitra, Debanjan Mukherjee, Gotam K Jarori
Plasmodium falciparum enolase (Pfeno) is a dimeric enzyme with multiple moonlighting functions. This enzyme is thus a potential target for anti-malarial treatments. A unique feature of Pfeno is the presence of a pentapeptide insert (104) EWGWS (108). The functional role of tryptophan residues in this insert was investigated using site-directed mutagenesis. Replacement of these two Trp residues with alanines (or lysines) resulted in a near complete loss of enolase activity and dissociation of the normal dimeric form into monomers...
July 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651026/binding-of-human-plasminogen-and-high-molecular-mass-kininogen-by-cell-surface-exposed-proteins-of-candida-parapsilosis
#9
Justyna Karkowska-Kuleta, Dorota Zajac, Grazyna Bras, Oliwia Bochenska, Maria Rapala-Kozik, Andrzej Kozik
Pathogenic microbes can recruit to their cell surface human proteins that are components of important proteolytic cascades involved in coagulation, fibrinolysis and innate immune response. Once located at the bacterial or fungal surface, such deployed proteins might be utilized by pathogens to facilitate invasion and dissemination within the host organism by interfering with functionality of these systems or by exploiting specific activity of the bound enzymes. Aim of the study presented here was to characterize this phenomenon in Candida parapsilosis (Ashford) Langeron et Talice - an important causative agent of systemic fungal infections (candidiases and candidemias) in humans...
June 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648380/privileged-electrophile-sensors-a-resource-for-covalent-drug-development
#10
REVIEW
Marcus John Curtis Long, Yimon Aye
This Perspective delineates how redox signaling affects the activity of specific enzyme isoforms and how this property may be harnessed for rational drug design. Covalent drugs have resurged in recent years and several reports have extolled the general virtues of developing irreversible inhibitors. Indeed, many modern pharmaceuticals contain electrophilic appendages. Several invoke a warhead that hijacks active-site nucleophiles whereas others take advantage of spectator nucleophilic side chains that do not participate in enzymatic chemistry, but are poised to bind/react with electrophiles...
July 20, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630480/pro-invasive-stimuli-and-the-interacting-protein-hsp70-favour-the-route-of-alpha-enolase-to-the-cell-surface
#11
Giovanni Perconti, Cristina Maranto, Daniele P Romancino, Patrizia Rubino, Salvatore Feo, Antonella Bongiovanni, Agata Giallongo
Cell surface expression of alpha-enolase, a glycolytic enzyme displaying moonlighting activities, has been shown to contribute to the motility and invasiveness of cancer cells through the protein non-enzymatic function of binding plasminogen and enhancing plasmin formation. Although a few recent records indicate the involvement of protein partners in the localization of alpha-enolase to the plasma membrane, the cellular mechanisms underlying surface exposure remain largely elusive. Searching for novel interactors and signalling pathways, we used low-metastatic breast cancer cells, a doxorubicin-resistant counterpart and a non-tumourigenic mammary epithelial cell line...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630068/ehrlichia-chaffeensis-trp120-moonlights-as-a-hect-e3-ligase-involved-in-self-and-host-ubiquitination-to-influence-protein-interactions-and-stability-for-intracellular-survival
#12
Bing Zhu, Seema Das, Shubhajit Mitra, Tierra R Farris, Jere W McBride
Ehrlichia chaffeensis secretes tandem repeat protein (TRP) effectors that are involved in a diverse array of host cell interactions, some of which directly activate cell signaling pathways, and reprogram host gene transcription to promote survival in the mononuclear phagocyte. However, the molecular details of these effector-host interactions and roles in pathobiology are incompletely understood. In this study, we determined that the E. chaffeensis effector, TRP120, is post-translationally modified by ubiquitin (Ub), and ubiquitination occurs through intrinsic and host-mediated HECT ligase activity...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618888/moonlight
#13
Linda Noonan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling: JPCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611446/genome-wide-analysis-of-gene-expression-and-protein-secretion-of-babesia-canis-during-virulent-infection-identifies-potential-pathogenicity-factors
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Ramon M Eichenberger, Chandra Ramakrishnan, Giancarlo Russo, Peter Deplazes, Adrian B Hehl
Infections of dogs with virulent strains of Babesia canis are characterized by rapid onset and high mortality, comparable to complicated human malaria. As in other apicomplexan parasites, most Babesia virulence factors responsible for survival and pathogenicity are secreted to the host cell surface and beyond where they remodel and biochemically modify the infected cell interacting with host proteins in a very specific manner. Here, we investigated factors secreted by B. canis during acute infections in dogs and report on in silico predictions and experimental analysis of the parasite's exportome...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609666/the-hippeastrum-hybridum-pepr1-gene-hppepr1-encodes-a-functional-guanylyl-cyclase-and-is-involved-in-early-response-to-fungal-infection
#15
Brygida Świeżawska, Krzysztof Jaworski, Maria Duszyn, Agnieszka Pawełek, Adriana Szmidt-Jaworska
It is generally known that cyclic GMP widespread in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, is involved in essential cellular processes and stress signal transduction. However, in contrast to animals the knowledge about plant guanylyl cyclases (GCs) which catalyze the formation of cGMP from GTP is still quite obscure. Recent studies of plant GCs are focused on identification and functional analysis of a new family of membrane proteins called "moonlighting kinases with GC activity" with guanylyl cyclase catalytic center encapsulated within intracellular kinase domain...
September 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594605/moonlight-directed-by-barry-jenkins
#16
Kameron J Copeland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588563/insight-into-potential-probiotic-markers-predicted-in-lactobacillus-pentosus-mp-10-genome-sequence
#17
Hikmate Abriouel, Beatriz Pérez Montoro, Carlos S Casimiro-Soriguer, Antonio J Pérez Pulido, Charles W Knapp, Natacha Caballero Gómez, Sonia Castillo-Gutiérrez, María D Estudillo-Martínez, Antonio Gálvez, Nabil Benomar
Lactobacillus pentosus MP-10 is a potential probiotic lactic acid bacterium originally isolated from naturally fermented Aloreña green table olives. The entire genome sequence was annotated to in silico analyze the molecular mechanisms involved in the adaptation of L. pentosus MP-10 to the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT), such as carbohydrate metabolism (related with prebiotic utilization) and the proteins involved in bacteria-host interactions. We predicted an arsenal of genes coding for carbohydrate-modifying enzymes to modify oligo- and polysaccharides, such as glycoside hydrolases, glycoside transferases, and isomerases, and other enzymes involved in complex carbohydrate metabolism especially starch, raffinose, and levan...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579060/human-dihydrolipoamide-dehydrogenase-e3-deficiency-novel-insights-into-the-structural-basis-and-molecular-pathomechanism
#18
REVIEW
Attila Ambrus, Vera Adam-Vizi
This review summarizes our present view on the molecular pathogenesis of human (h) E3-deficiency caused by a variety of genetic alterations with a special emphasis on the moonlighting biochemical phenomena related to the affected (dihydro)lipoamide dehydrogenase (LADH, E3, gene: dld), in particular the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). E3-deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder frequently presenting with a neonatal onset and premature death; the highest carrier rate of a single pathogenic dld mutation (1:94-1:110) was found among Ashkenazi Jews...
June 2, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564555/holocarboxylase-synthetase-a-moonlighting-transcriptional-coregulator-of-gene-expression-and-a-cytosolic-regulator-of-biotin-utilization
#19
Alfonso León-Del-Río, Viviana Valadez-Graham, Roy A Gravel
The vitamin biotin is an essential nutrient for the metabolism and survival of all organisms owing to its function as a cofactor of enzymes collectively known as biotin-dependent carboxylases. These enzymes use covalently attached biotin as a vector to transfer a carboxyl group between donor and acceptor molecules during carboxylation reactions. In human cells, biotindependent carboxylases catalyze key reactions in gluconeogenesis, fatty acid synthesis, and amino acid catabolism. Biotin is attached to apocarboxylases by a biotin ligase: holocarboxylase synthetase (HCS) in mammalian cells and BirA in microbes...
May 31, 2017: Annual Review of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555318/conformational-characteristics-of-rice-hexokinase-oshxk7-as-a-moonlighting-protein-involved-in-sugar-signalling-and-metabolism
#20
Li Wang, Qing Dong, Qingdong Zhu, Niwen Tang, Shenghua Jia, Chao Xi, Heping Zhao, Shengcheng Han, Yingdian Wang
Hexokinase (HXK) as a moonlighting protein involves in glucose metabolism and signalling to regulate growth and development in plants. Therefore, the clarification for the structural properties of OsHXK7 (Oryza sativa Hexokinase 7) is essential to understand its role mechanism associated with the Glc signalling and metabolism. In this study, the structural characteristics of OsHXK7 (Oryza sativa Hexokinase 7) were identified. In the fluorescence spectrum, the Trp peak representing OsHXK7 binding to D-glucose (D-Glc) and 2-deoxyglucose (2-dG) showed an obvious blue shift...
August 2017: Protein Journal
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