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Cheng-Han Yu, Chi-Chi Chou, Der-Yen Lee, Kay-Hooi Khoo, Geen-Dong Chang
Phenyl vinyl sulfone (PVS) and phenyl vinyl sulfonate (PVSN) inactivate protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) by mimicking the phosphotyrosine structure and providing a Michael addition acceptor for the active-site cysteine residue of PTPs, thus forming covalent adducts between PVS (or PVSN) and PTPs. We developed a specific antiserum against PVS. This antiserum can be used in general antibody-based assays such as immunoblotting, immunofluorescence staining, and immunoprecipitation. Target identification through immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry analysis reveals potential targets of PVS, mostly proteins with reactive cysteine residues or low-pKa cysteine residues that are prone to reversible redox modifications...
March 14, 2018: Bioscience Reports
Kun Qian, Hao Hu, Hui Xu, Y George Zheng
Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) are crucial epigenetic regulators in eukaryotic organisms that serve as histone writers for chromatin remodeling. PRMTs also methylate a variety of non-histone protein substrates to modulate their function and activity. The development of potent PRMT inhibitors has become an emerging and imperative research area in the drug discovery field to provide novel therapeutic agents for treating diseases and as tools to investigate the biological functions of PRMTs. PRMT1 is the major type I enzyme that catalyzes the formation of asymmetric dimethyl arginine, and PRMT1 plays important regulatory roles in signal transduction, transcriptional activation, RNA splicing, and DNA repair...
2018: Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy
Shuiling Jin, Yanfang Mi, Jing Song, Peipei Zhang, Yanyan Liu
Protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) serves pivotal roles in various cellular processes. However, its role in megakaryocytic differentiation has not been clearly reported. The aim of the present study was to explore the role of the PRMT-RNA binding motif protein 15 (RBM15) axis in human MK differentiation and the feasibility of targeting PRMT1 for leukemia treatment. In the present study, PRMT1 was overexpressed and the RBM15 protein was knocked down in human umbilical cord blood cluster of differentiation (CD)34+ cells and the cells were then cultured in megakaryocytic differentiation medium...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Glendon S Wu, Craig H Bassing
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February 12, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
T Zhang, J Wu, N Ungvijanpunya, O Jackson-Weaver, Y Gou, J Feng, T V Ho, Y Shen, J Liu, S Richard, J Jin, G Hajishengallis, Y Chai, J Xu
The balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory signals maintains tissue homeostasis and defines the outcome of chronic inflammatory diseases such as periodontitis, a condition that afflicts the tooth-supporting tissues and exerts an impact on systemic health. The induction of tissue inflammation relies heavily on Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling, which drives a proinflammatory pathway through recruiting myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88) and activating nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NFκB)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Jea-Woon Ryu, Seon-Kyu Kim, Mi-Young Son, Su-Jin Jeon, Jung-Hwa Oh, Jung Hwa Lim, Sunwha Cho, Cho-Rok Jung, Ryuji Hamamoto, Dae-Soo Kim, Hyun-Soo Cho
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major type of liver cancer caused by the hepatitis B and C viruses, alcohol and exposure to aflatoxin. For HCC treatment, anticancer drugs have been widely used, but drug resistance in advanced HCC is an important problem, resulting in a continuous need for novel therapeutic targets. Therefore, in this study, we established a screening pipeline based on RNA-seq to screen novel therapeutic/prognostic targets in HCC and identified PRMT1 (Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1)...
December 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Sho Araoi, Hiroaki Daitoku, Atsuko Yokoyama, Koichiro Kako, Keiko Hirota, Akiyoshi Fukamizu
Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) catalyzes asymmetric arginine dimethylation of cellular proteins and thus modulates various biological processes, including gene regulation, RNA metabolism, cell signaling and DNA repair. Since prmt-1 null mutant completely abolishes asymmetric dimethylarginine in C. elegans, PRMT-1 is thought to play a crucial role in determining levels of asymmetric arginine dimethylation. However, the mechanism underlying the regulation of PRMT-1 activity remains largely unknown...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biochemistry
Karan Bhuripanyo, Yiyang Wang, Xianpeng Liu, Li Zhou, Ruochuan Liu, Duc Duong, Bo Zhao, Yingtao Bi, Han Zhou, Geng Chen, Nicholas T Seyfried, Walter J Chazin, Hiroaki Kiyokawa, Jun Yin
E3 ubiquitin (UB) ligases E4B and carboxyl terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP) use a common U-box motif to transfer UB from E1 and E2 enzymes to their substrate proteins and regulate diverse cellular processes. To profile their ubiquitination targets in the cell, we used phage display to engineer E2-E4B and E2-CHIP pairs that were free of cross-reactivity with the native UB transfer cascades. We then used the engineered E2-E3 pairs to construct "orthogonal UB transfer (OUT)" cascades so that a mutant UB (xUB) could be exclusively used by the engineered E4B or CHIP to label their substrate proteins...
January 2018: Science Advances
Nicole Y Shen, Sean Y Ng, Stephen L Toepp, Vladimir Ljubicic
Despite the emerging importance of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) in regulating skeletal muscle plasticity, PRMT biology during muscle development is complex and not completely understood. Therefore, our purpose was to investigate PRMT1, -4, and -5 expression and function in skeletal muscle cells during the phenotypic remodeling elicited by myogenesis. C2 C12 muscle cell maturation, assessed during the myoblast (MB) stage, and during days 1, 3, 5, and 7 of differentiation, was employed as an in vitro model of myogenesis...
February 28, 2018: Bioscience Reports
Kim K C Li, Bess L Chau, Kevin A W Lee
The FET sub-family (FUS/TLS, EWS, TAF15) of RNA-binding proteins have remarkably similar overall structure but diverse biological and pathological roles. The molecular basis for FET protein specialization is largely unknown. Gly-Arg-Rich regions (RGG-boxes) within FET proteins are targets for methylation by Protein-Arginine-Methyl-Transferase-1 (PRMT1) and substrate capture is thought to involve electrostatic attraction between positively charged polyRGG substrates and negatively charged surface channels of PRMT1...
March 2018: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
Yusuke Hirata, Kazumi Katagiri, Keita Nagaoka, Tohru Morishita, Yuki Kudoh, Tomohisa Hatta, Isao Naguro, Kuniyuki Kano, Tsuyoshi Udagawa, Tohru Natsume, Junken Aoki, Toshifumi Inada, Takuya Noguchi, Hidenori Ichijo, Atsushi Matsuzawa
Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) is an oxidative stress-responsive kinase that is regulated by various interacting molecules and post-translational modifications. However, how these molecules and modifications cooperatively regulate ASK1 activity remains largely unknown. Here, we showed that tripartite motif 48 (TRIM48) orchestrates the regulation of oxidative stress-induced ASK1 activation. A pull-down screen identified a TRIM48-interacting partner, protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1), which negatively regulates ASK1 activation by enhancing its interaction with thioredoxin (Trx), another ASK1-negative regulator...
November 28, 2017: Cell Reports
Daniel L Winter, Gene Hart-Smith, Marc R Wilkins
Protein methylation is one of the major post-translational modifications (PTMs) in the cell. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, over 20 protein methyltransferases (MTases) and their respective substrates have been identified. However, the way in which these MTases are modified and potentially subject to regulation remains poorly understood. Here, we investigated six overexpressed S. cerevisiae protein MTases (Rkm1, Rkm4, Efm4, Efm7, Set5 and Hmt1) to identify PTMs of potential functional relevance. We identified 48 PTM sites across the six MTases, including phosphorylation, acetylation and methylation...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
Yu Zhu
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is characterized by a change of glomerular structure and dysfunction of filtration barrier, which significantly accompanied by podocytes apoptosis and glomerular fibrosis. Angiotensin Ⅱ(Ang Ⅱ) induced activation of ERK1/2 signaling plays important roles in causing apoptosis of podocytes in DN kidneys. Previous studies have shown that PRMT1 have a pro-inflammatory function through activating ERK1/2 signaling pathway during development of chronic pulmonary disease, however, its role in DN development has not been investigated...
November 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Susovon Bayen, Supriya Saini, Priya Gaur, Arul Joseph Duraisamy, Alpesh Kumar Sharma, Karan Pal, Praveen Vats, Shashi Bala Singh
PURPOSE: High-altitude (HA) environment causes changes in cellular metabolism among unacclimatized humans. Previous studies have revealed that insulin-dependent activation of protein kinase B (Akt) regulates metabolic processes via discrete transcriptional effectors. Moreover, protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT)1-dependent arginine modification of forkhead box other (FoxO)1 protein interferes with Akt-dependent phosphorylation. The present study was undertaken to test the involvement of PRMT1 on FoxO1 activation during hypobaric hypoxia (HH) exposure in rat model...
November 11, 2017: Endocrine
Hong-Bo Xiao, Guo-Guang Sui, Xiang-Yang Lu, Zhi-Liang Sun
Chronic endometritis is a continuous inflammation of uterine endometrium. Recent research has shown that higher asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels contribute to endothelial dysfunction. In the present study, we tested whether there is a correlation between endometritis and ADMA in LPS-induced endometritis rat and the mechanisms involved. Thirty-six rats were divided into two groups: blank control group and rat model of endometritis group. The entire infused uterus were removed to observe the changes of histopathology, production of myeloperoxidase (MPO), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6, 8-isoprostane, and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and gene expression of dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 2 (DDAH2), protein-methyl transferase 1 (PRMT1), TNF-α, and IL-6...
November 8, 2017: Inflammation
Corina T Madreiter-Sokolowski, Balázs Győrffy, Christiane Klec, Armin A Sokolowski, Rene Rost, Markus Waldeck-Weiermair, Roland Malli, Wolfgang F Graier
Cancer cells have developed unique strategies to meet their high energy demand. Therefore, they have established a setting of Ca(2+)-triggered high mitochondrial activity. But mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake has to be strictly controlled to avoid mitochondrial Ca(2+) overload that would cause apoptotic cell death. Methylation by protein arginine methyl transferase 1 (PRMT1) desensitizes the mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake machinery and reduces mitochondrial Ca(2+) accumulation in cancer cells. In case of PRMT1-driven methylation, proper mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake is reestablished by increased activity of uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2), pointing to an importance of these proteins for cancer cell survival and activity...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
Jennifer I Brown, Timo Koopmans, Jolinde van Strien, Nathaniel I Martin, Adam Frankel
Arginine methylation is a prevalent post-translational modification in eukaryotic cells. Two significant debates exist within the field: do these enzymes dimethylate their substrates in a processive or distributive manner, and do these enzymes operate using a random or sequential method of bisubstrate binding? We revealed that human protein arginine N-methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) enzyme kinetics are dependent on substrate sequence. Further, peptides containing an Nη-hydroxyarginine generally demonstrated substrate inhibition and had improved KM values, which evoked a possible role in inhibitor design...
January 4, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
Tiffany L vanLieshout, Derek W Stouth, Tania Tajik, Vladimir Ljubicic
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1), -4 (also known as coactivator-associated arginine methyltransferase 1; CARM1), and -5 expression and function during acute, exercise-induced skeletal muscle remodelling in vivo. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were assigned to one of three experimental groups: sedentary, acute bout of exercise, or acute exercise followed by 3 hours of recovery. The mice in the exercise groups performed a single bout of treadmill running at 15 m/min for 90 minutes...
November 6, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Youli Zhang, Dawei Wang, Meiting Zhang, Hong Wei, Ying Lu, Yaocheng Sun, Meng Zhou, Shuming Gu, Wen Feng, Huizhi Wang, Jian Zeng, Aihua Gong, Min Xu
Protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) is up-regulated and promotes migration, invasion and proliferation in wide range of cancers. However, we for the first time identify that PRMT1 promotes migration and invasion and inhibits proliferation in gastric cancer cells, a phenomenon called "migration-proliferation dichotomy". First, we find that PRMT1 overexpression promotes migration and invasion and inhibits proliferation, whereas PRMT1 knockdown reverses the above abilities. Next, PRMT1 reduces the expression of epithelial marker E-cadherin and increases the expression of mesenchymal markers including N-cadherin, Vimentin, snail and β-catenin in gastric cancer cells...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Derek W Stouth, Alexander Manta, Vladimir Ljubicic
Protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1), PRMT4, and PRMT5 catalyze the methylation of arginine residues on target proteins. Previous work suggests that these enzymes regulate skeletal muscle plasticity. However, the function of PRMTs during disuse-induced muscle remodelling is unknown. The purpose of our study was to determine whether denervation-induced muscle disuse alters PRMT expression and activity in skeletal muscle, as well as to contextualize PRMT biology within the early disuse-evoked events that precede atrophy, which remain largely undefined...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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