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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196873/lymphotoxin-beta-interacts-with-methylated-egfr-to-mediate-acquired-resistance-to-cetuximab-in-head-and-neck-cancer
#1
Dennis Shin-Shian Hsu, Wei-Lun Hwang, Chiou-Hwa Yuh, Chen-Hsi Chu, Yang-Hui Ho, Pon-Bo Chen, Han-Syuan Lin, Hua-Kuo Lin, Shih-Pei Wu, Chih-Yi Lin, Wen-Hao Hsu, Hsin-Yi Lan, Hsiao-Jung Wang, Shyh-Kuan Tai, Mien-Chie Hung, Muh-Hwa Yang
PURPOSE: In head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the incidence of RAS mutation, which is the major cause of cetuximab resistance, is relatively rare compared with the other types of cancers, and the mechanism mediating acquired resistance is unclear compared with the driver gene mutation-mediated de novo resistance. Here we investigated the driver gene mutation-independent mechanism for cetuximab resistance in HNSCC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used the in vitro-selected and in vivo-selected cetuximab-resistant sublines of HNSCC cell lines for investigating the mechanism of acquired resistance to cetuximab...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145161/repetitive-ischemia-increases-myocardial-dimethylarginine-dimethylaminohydrolase-1-expression
#2
Ping Zhang, John T Fassett, Guangshuo Zhu, Jingxin Li, Xinli Hu, Xin Xu, Yingjie Chen, Robert J Bache
Pharmacologic inhibition of nitric oxide production inhibits growth of coronary collateral vessels. Dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 1 (DDAH1) is the major enzyme that degrades asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), a potent inhibitor of nitric oxide synthase. Here we examined regulation of the ADMA-DDAH1 pathway in a canine model of recurrent myocardial ischemia during the time when coronary collateral growth is known to occur. Under basal conditions, DDAH1 expression was non-uniform across the left ventricular (LV) wall, with expression strongest in the subepicardium...
January 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143887/comparative-monomethylarginine-proteomics-suggests-that-prmt1-is-a-significant-contributor-to-arginine-monomethylation-in-toxoplasma-gondii
#3
Rama R Yakubu, Natalie C Silmon de Monerri, Edward Nieves, Kami Kim, Louis M Weiss
Arginine methylation is a common posttranslational modification found on nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins that has roles in transcriptional regulation, RNA metabolism and DNA repair. The protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii has a complex life cycle requiring transcriptional plasticity and has unique transcriptional regulatory pathways. Arginine methylation may play an important part in transcriptional regulation and splicing biology in this organism. The T. gondii genome contains five putative protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs), of which PRMT1 is important for cell division and growth...
January 31, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126510/caveolin1-protein-arginine-methyltransferase1-sirtuin1-axis-as-a-potential-target-against-endothelial-dysfunction
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Soniya Charles, Vijay Raj, Jesu Arokiaraj, Kanchana Mala
Endothelial dysfunction (ED), an established response to cardiovascular risk factors, is characterized by increased levels of soluble molecules secreted by endothelial cells (EC). Evidence suggest that ED is an independent predictor of cardiac events and that it is associated with a deficiency in production or bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) and/or an imbalance in the relative contribution of endothelium-derived relaxing and contracting factors. ED can be reversed by treating cardiovascular risk factors, hence, beyond ambiguity, ED contributes to initiation and progression of atherosclerotic disease...
January 23, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094300/sequestration-of-prmt1-and-nd1-l-mrna-into-als-linked-fus-mutant-r521c-positive-aggregates-contributes-to-neurite-degeneration-upon-oxidative-stress
#5
Mi-Hee Jun, Hyun-Hee Ryu, Yong-Woo Jun, Tongtong Liu, Yan Li, Chae-Seok Lim, Yong-Seok Lee, Bong-Kiun Kaang, Deok-Jin Jang, Jin-A Lee
Mutations in fused in sarcoma (FUS), a DNA/RNA binding protein, are associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, little is known about how ALS-causing mutations alter protein-protein and protein-RNA complexes and contribute to neurodegeneration. In this study, we identified protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) as a protein that more avidly associates with ALS-linked FUS-R521C than with FUS-WT (wild type) or FUS-P525L using co-immunoprecipitation and LC-MS analysis. Abnormal association between FUS-R521C and PRMT1 requires RNA, but not methyltransferase activity...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094290/protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-prmt1-represses-mhc-ii-transcription-in-macrophages-by-methylating-ciita
#6
Zhiwen Fan, Jianfei Li, Ping Li, Qing Ye, Huihui Xu, Xiaoyan Wu, Yong Xu
Efficient presentation of alien antigens triggers activation of T lymphocytes and robust host defense against invading pathogens. This pathophysiological process relies on the expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules in antigen presenting cells such as macrophages. Aberrant MHC II transactivation plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Class II transactivator (CIITA) mediates MHC II induction by interferon gamma (IFN-γ). CIITA activity can be fine-tuned at the post-translational level, but the mechanisms are not fully appreciated...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057797/prmt2-interacts-with-splicing-factors-and-regulates-the-alternative-splicing-of-bcl-x
#7
Mynol I Vhuiyan, Magnolia L Pak, Margaret A Park, Dylan Thomas, Ted M Lakowski, Charles E Chalfant, Adam Frankel
Protein arginine N-methyltransferase 2 (PRMT2) functions in JAK-STAT and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways, serves as a nuclear receptor-dependent transcriptional co-activator, and represses NF-κB and E2F1 transcription factor activities to promote apoptosis. We have previously demonstrated that PRMT2 interacts with PRMT1 and increases its activity. Here, we reveal associations using proteomics between the PRMT2 SH3 domain and splicing factors including Src-associated in mitosis 68 kDa protein (SAM68), a PRMT1 substrate and trans-acting factor that mediates BCL-X alternative splicing...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040436/fam98a-associates-with-ddx1-c14orf166-fam98b-in-a-novel-complex-involved-in-colorectal-cancer-progression
#8
Khondker Ayesha Akter, Mohammed A Mansour, Toshinori Hyodo, Takeshi Senga
Protein Arginine Methyl Transferase 1 (PRMT1) is deemed to be a potential oncogenic protein considering its overexpression in several malignancies including colorectal cancer. However, the molecular pathogenesis regarding PRMT1 overexpression and overall poor patient survival involved in this devastating and life threatening cancer remains obscured. In our previous study, we have identified FAM98A as a novel substrate of PRMT1 and also identified its role in ovarian cancer progression. Here, we showed that the two structural homologs FAM98A and FAM98B included in a novel complex with DDX1 and C14orf166 are required for PRMT1 expression...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003433/angiodysplasia-in-embryo-lacking-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#9
Tomohiro Ishimaru, Junji Ishida, Jun-Dal Kim, Hayase Mizukami, Kanako Hara, Misuzu Hashimoto, Ken-Ichi Yagami, Fumihiro Sugiyama, Akiyoshi Fukamizu
Protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) is involved in multiple cellular functions including proliferation and differentiation. Although PRMT1 is expressed in vascular endothelial cells (ECs), which are responsible for angiogenesis during embryonic development, its role has remained elusive. In this study, we generated endothelial-specific prmt1-knockout (Prmt1-ECKO) mice, and found that they died before embryonic day 15. The superficial temporal arteries in these embryos were poorly perfused with blood, and whole-mount 3D imaging revealed dilated and segmentalized luminal structures in Prmt1-ECKO fetuses in comparison with those of controls...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994012/asymmetric-arginine-dimethylation-modulates-mitochondrial-energy-metabolism-and-homeostasis-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#10
Liang Sha, Hiroaki Daitoku, Sho Araoi, Yuta Kaneko, Yuta Takahashi, Koichiro Kako, Akiyoshi Fukamizu
Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) catalyzes asymmetric arginine dimethylation on cellular proteins and modulates various aspects of biological processes, such as signal transduction, DNA repair, and transcriptional regulation. We have previously reported that the null mutant of prmt-1 in C. elegans exhibits a slightly short lifespan, but the physiological significances of PRMT-1 remains largely unclear. Here we explored the role of PRMT-1 on mitochondrial function as hinted by a two-dimensional Western blot-based proteomic study...
December 19, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957828/protective-effects-of-low-dose-rosuvastatin-on-isoproterenol-induced-chronic-heart-failure-in-rats-by-regulation-of-ddah-adma-no-pathway
#11
Ru Zhou, Ping Ma, Aiqin Xiong, Yehua Xu, Yang Wang, Qingbin Xu
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death with high morbidity and mortality and chronic heart failure is the terminal phase of it. This study aims to investigate the protective effects of the low dose rosuvastatin on isoproterenol-induced chronic heart failure and to explore the possible related mechanisms METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given isoproterenol 5 mg/kg once a day for 7 days to establish heart failure model by subcutaneous injection. Simultaneously, low dose rosuvastatin (5 mg/kg) was oral administrated from day 1 to day 14...
December 13, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876471/cobalamin-and-folate-protect-mitochondrial-and-contractile-functions-in-a-murine-model-of-cardiac-pressure-overload
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Jérôme Piquereau, Maryline Moulin, Giada Zurlo, Philippe Mateo, Mélanie Gressette, Jean-Louis Paul, Christophe Lemaire, Renée Ventura-Clapier, Vladimir Veksler, Anne Garnier
PGC-1α, a key regulator of energy metabolism, seems to be a relevant therapeutic target to rectify the energy deficit observed in heart failure (HF). Since our previous work has shown positive effects of cobalamin (Cb) on PGC-1α cascade, we investigate the protective role of Cb in pressure overload-induced myocardial dysfunction. Mice were fed with normal diet (ND) or with Cb and folate supplemented diet (SD) 3weeks before and 4weeks after transverse aortic constriction (TAC). At the end, left ventricle hypertrophy and drop of ejection fraction were significantly lower in SD mice than in ND mice...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849571/arginine-methylation-by-prmt1-regulates-muscle-stem-cell-fate
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Roméo Sébastien Blanc, Gillian Vogel, Xing Li, Zhenbao Yu, Shawn Li, Stéphane Richard
Quiescent muscle stem cells (MSCs) become activated in response to skeletal muscle injury to initiate regeneration. Activated MSCs proliferate and differentiate to repair damaged fibers or self-renew to maintain the pool and ensure future regeneration. The balance between self-renewal, proliferation, and differentiation is a tightly regulated process controlled by a genetic cascade involving determinant transcription factors such as Pax7, Myf5, MyoD, and MyoG. Recently, there have been several reports about the role of arginine methylation as a requirement for epigenetically mediated control of muscle regeneration...
February 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834681/transient-kinetics-define-a-complete-kinetic-model-for-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1
#14
Hao Hu, Cheng Luo, Y George Zheng
Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) are the enzymes responsible for posttranslational methylation of protein arginine residues in eukaryotic cells, particularly within the histone tails. A detailed mechanistic model of PRMT-catalyzed methylation is currently lacking, but it is essential for understanding the functions of PRMTs in various cellular pathways and for efficient design of PRMT inhibitors as potential treatments for a range of human diseases. In this work, we used stopped-flow fluorescence in combination with global kinetic simulation to dissect the transient kinetics of PRMT1, the predominant type I arginine methyltransferase...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793800/gene-expression-profiling-of-epigenetic-chromatin-modification-enzymes-and-histone-marks-by-cigarette-smoke-implications-for-copd-and-lung-cancer
#15
Isaac K Sundar, Irfan Rahman
Chromatin-modifying enzymes mediate DNA methylation and histone modifications on recruitment to specific target gene loci in response to various stimuli. The key enzymes that regulate chromatin accessibility for maintenance of modifications in DNA and histones, and for modulation of gene expression patterns in response to cigarette smoke (CS), are not known. We hypothesize that CS exposure alters the gene expression patterns of chromatin-modifying enzymes, which then affects multiple downstream pathways involved in the response to CS...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758883/oncogenic-functions-of-gli1-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-are-supported-by-its-prmt1-mediated-methylation
#16
Yan Wang, Jung-Mao Hsu, Ya'an Kang, Yongkun Wei, Pei-Chih Lee, Shing-Jyh Chang, Yi-Hsin Hsu, Jennifer L Hsu, Hung-Ling Wang, Wei-Chao Chang, Chia-Wei Li, Hsin-Wei Liao, Shih-Shin Chang, Weiya Xia, How-Wen Ko, Chao-Kai Chou, Jason B Fleming, Huamin Wang, Rosa F Hwang, Yue Chen, Jun Qin, Mien-Chie Hung
The oncogenic transcription factor Gli1 is a critical effector in the Hedgehog (Hh) pathway, which is necessary for the development and progression of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Although TGFβ and K-Ras are known regulators of Gli1 gene transcription in this setting, it is not understood how Gli1 functional activity is regulated. Here, we report the identification of Gli1 as a substrate for the protein arginine N-methyltransferase PRMT1 in PDAC. We found that PRMT1 methylates Gli1 at R597, promoting its transcriptional activity by enhancing the binding of Gli1 to its target gene promoters...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683223/chtop-chromatin-target-of-prmt1-auto-regulates-its-expression-level-via-intron-retention-and-nonsense-mediated-decay-of-its-own-mrna
#17
Keiichi Izumikawa, Harunori Yoshikawa, Hideaki Ishikawa, Yuko Nobe, Yoshio Yamauchi, Sjaak Philipsen, Richard J Simpson, Toshiaki Isobe, Nobuhiro Takahashi
Chtop (chromatin target of Prmt1) regulates various aspects of gene expression including transcription and mRNA export. Despite these important functions, the regulatory mechanism underlying Chtop expression remains undetermined. Using Chtop-expressing human cell lines, we demonstrate that Chtop expression is controlled via an autoregulatory negative feedback loop whereby Chtop binds its own mRNA to retain intron 2 during splicing; a premature termination codon present at the 5' end of intron 2 leads to nonsense-mediated decay of the mRNA...
November 16, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642082/prmt1-mediated-methylation-of-micu1-determines-the-ucp2-3-dependency-of-mitochondrial-ca-2-uptake-in-immortalized-cells
#18
Corina T Madreiter-Sokolowski, Christiane Klec, Warisara Parichatikanond, Sarah Stryeck, Benjamin Gottschalk, Sergio Pulido, Rene Rost, Emrah Eroglu, Nicole A Hofmann, Alexander I Bondarenko, Tobias Madl, Markus Waldeck-Weiermair, Roland Malli, Wolfgang F Graier
Recent studies revealed that mitochondrial Ca(2+) channels, which control energy flow, cell signalling and death, are macromolecular complexes that basically consist of the pore-forming mitochondrial Ca(2+) uniporter (MCU) protein, the essential MCU regulator (EMRE), and the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake 1 (MICU1). MICU1 is a regulatory subunit that shields mitochondria from Ca(2+) overload. Before the identification of these core elements, the novel uncoupling proteins 2 and 3 (UCP2/3) have been shown to be fundamental for mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake...
September 19, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577262/proteome-wide-analysis-of-arginine-monomethylation-reveals-widespread-occurrence-in-human-cells
#19
Sara C Larsen, Kathrine B Sylvestersen, Andreas Mund, David Lyon, Meeli Mullari, Maria V Madsen, Jeremy A Daniel, Lars J Jensen, Michael L Nielsen
The posttranslational modification of proteins by arginine methylation is functionally important, yet the breadth of this modification is not well characterized. Using high-resolution mass spectrometry, we identified 8030 arginine methylation sites within 3300 human proteins in human embryonic kidney 293 cells, indicating that the occurrence of this modification is comparable to phosphorylation and ubiquitylation. A site-level conservation analysis revealed that arginine methylation sites are less evolutionarily conserved compared to arginines that were not identified as modified by methylation...
2016: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571165/protein-arginine-methyltransferase-1-is-a-novel-regulator-of-mycn-in-neuroblastoma
#20
Allison Eberhardt, Jeanne N Hansen, Jan Koster, Louis T Lotta, Simeng Wang, Emmett Livingstone, Kun Qian, Linda J Valentijn, Yujun George Zheng, Nina F Schor, Xingguo Li
Amplification or overexpression of MYCN is associated with poor prognosis of human neuroblastoma. We have recently defined a MYCN-dependent transcriptional signature, including protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1), which identifies a subgroup of patients with high-risk disease. Here we provide several lines of evidence demonstrating PRMT1 as a novel regulator of MYCN and implicating PRMT1 as a potential therapeutic target in neuroblastoma pathogenesis. First, we observed a strong correlation between MYCN and PRMT1 protein levels in primary neuroblastoma tumors...
September 27, 2016: Oncotarget
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