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transcription Cap binding protein

Maioli E, Daveri E, Maellaro E, Ietta F, Cresti L, Valacchi G
In the past few years, we focused the interest on rottlerin, an old/new natural substance that, over the time, has revealed a number of cellular and molecular targets, all potentially implicated in the fight against cancer. Past and recent literature well demonstrated that rottlerin is an inhibitor of enzymes, transcription factors and signaling molecules that control cancer cell life and death. Although the rottlerin anticancer activity has been mainly ascribed to apoptosis and/or autophagy induction, recent findings unveiled the existence of additional mechanisms of toxicity...
March 12, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Debora Sugiaman-Trapman, Morana Vitezic, Eeva-Mari Jouhilahti, Anthony Mathelier, Gilbert Lauter, Sougat Misra, Carsten O Daub, Juha Kere, Peter Swoboda
BACKGROUND: Evolutionarily conserved RFX transcription factors (TFs) regulate their target genes through a DNA sequence motif called the X-box. Thereby they regulate cellular specialization and terminal differentiation. Here, we provide a comprehensive analysis of all the eight human RFX genes (RFX1-8), their spatial and temporal expression profiles, potential upstream regulators and target genes. RESULTS: We extracted all known human RFX1-8 gene expression profiles from the FANTOM5 database derived from transcription start site (TSS) activity as captured by Cap Analysis of Gene Expression (CAGE) technology...
March 6, 2018: BMC Genomics
Gemma B Danks, Pavla Navratilova, Boris Lenhard, Eric M Thompson
BACKGROUND: Development is largely driven by transitions between transcriptional programs. The initiation of transcription at appropriate sites in the genome is a key component of this and yet few rules governing selection are known. Here, we used cap analysis of gene expression (CAGE) to generate bp-resolution maps of transcription start sites (TSSs) across the genome of Oikopleura dioica, a member of the closest living relatives to vertebrates. RESULTS: Our TSS maps revealed promoter features in common with vertebrates, as well as striking differences, and uncovered key roles for core promoter elements in the regulation of development...
February 26, 2018: BMC Genomics
Gesine Behrens, Reinhard Winzen, Nina Rehage, Anneke Dörrie, Monika Barsch, Anne Hoffmann, Jörg Hackermüller, Christopher Tiedje, Vigo Heissmeyer, Helmut Holtmann
The expression of proteins during inflammatory and immune reactions is coordinated by post-transcriptional mechanisms. A particularly strong suppression of protein expression is exerted by a conserved translational silencing element (TSE) identified in the 3' UTR of NFKBIZ mRNA, which is among the targets of the RNA-binding proteins Roquin-1/2 and MCPIP1/Regnase-1. We present evidence that in the context of the TSE MCPIP1, so far known for its endonuclease activity toward mRNAs specified by distinct stem-loop (SL) structures, also suppresses translation...
February 19, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Jyotsna Vinayak, Stefano A Marrella, Rawaa H Hussain, Leonid Rozenfeld, Karine Solomon, Mark A Bayfield
In addition to a role in the processing of nascent RNA polymerase III transcripts, La proteins are also associated with promoting cap-independent translation from the internal ribosome entry sites of numerous cellular and viral coding RNAs. La binding to RNA polymerase III transcripts via their common UUU-3'OH motif is well characterized, but the mechanism of La binding to coding RNAs is poorly understood. Using electromobility shift assays and cross-linking immunoprecipitation, we show that in addition to a sequence specific UUU-3'OH binding mode, human La exhibits a sequence specific and length dependent poly(A) binding mode...
February 13, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Bastian Hoesel, Marion Mussbacher, Burak Dikorman, Manuel Salzmann, Alice Assinger, Lena Hell, Johannes Thaler, José Basílio, Bernhard Moser, Ulrike Resch, Hannah Paar, Nigel Mackman, Johannes A Schmid
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death in men. Advanced prostate cancer is usually treated by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which aims at diminishing circulating testosterone to reduce cancer growth. There is growing evidence that ADT can increase the rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in prostate cancer patients. The tissue factor (TF) gene is one of the most important mediators of coagulation and VTE, but so far there is limited data on androgen receptor (AR) mediated TF gene expression...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
Zhongxia Zhou, Tao Liu, Jian Zhang, Peng Zhan, Xinyong Liu
The influenza RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP) is conserved among different types of influenza virus, playing an important part in transcription and replication. In this regard, influenza RdRP is an attractive target for novel anti-influenza drug discovery. Herein, we will introduce the structural and functional information of influenza polymerase; and an overview of inhibitors targeting the PA endonuclease and PB2 cap-binding site is provided, along with the approaches utilized for identification of these inhibitors...
January 12, 2018: Drug Discovery Today
Kinga Winczura, Manfred Schmid, Claudia Iasillo, Kelly R Molloy, Lea Mørch Harder, Jens S Andersen, John LaCava, Torben Heick Jensen
Nuclear RNA metabolism is influenced by protein complexes connecting to both RNA-productive and -destructive pathways. The ZC3H18 protein binds the cap-binding complex (CBC), universally present on capped RNAs, while also associating with the nuclear exosome targeting (NEXT) complex, linking to RNA decay. To dissect ZC3H18 function, we conducted interaction screening and mutagenesis of the protein, which revealed a phosphorylation-dependent isoform. Surprisingly, the modified region of ZC3H18 associates with core histone proteins...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
Zengxia Li, Zhao Cheng, Chaerkady Raghothama, Zhaomeng Cui, Kaiyu Liu, Xiaojing Li, Chenxiao Jiang, Wei Jiang, Minjia Tan, Xiaohua Ni, Akhilesh Pandey, Jun O Liu, Yongjun Dang
Controlling translation initiation is an efficient way to regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. However, current knowledge regarding regulatory proteins and their modes of controlling translation initiation is still limited. In this study, we employed tandem affinity purification and mass spectrometry to screen for unknown proteins associated with the translation initiation machinery. Ubiquitin specific peptidase 9, X-linked (USP9X), was identified as a novel binding partner, that interacts with the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4B (eIF4B) in a mRNA-independent manner...
January 25, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Stephen Tutton, Paul M Lieberman
Telomeres cap the ends of chromosomes and are crucial for genome stability. The p53 protein (TP53) is a vital tumor suppressor, activating the transcription of numerous genes in response to cell stress. We reported that direct binding of p53 at human subtelomeres corresponds with local transcription activation and enhanced telomere stability in the presence of DNA damage.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Pavel Tchelidze, Aassif Benassarou, Hervé Kaplan, Marie-Françoise O'Donohue, Laurent Lucas, Christine Terryn, Levan Rusishvili, Giorgi Mosidze, Nathalie Lalun, Dominique Ploton
The nucleolus produces the large polycistronic transcript (47S precursor) containing the 18S, 5.8S and 28S rRNA sequences and hosts most of the nuclear steps of pre-rRNA processing. Among numerous components it contains condensed chromatin and active rRNA genes which adopt a more accessible conformation. For this reason, it is a paradigm of chromosome territory organization. Active rRNA genes are clustered within several fibrillar centers (FCs), in which they are maintained in an open configuration by Upstream Binding Factor (UBF) molecules...
2017: PloS One
Shibin Qu, Zhengcai Liu, Xisheng Yang, Jingshi Zhou, Hengchao Yu, Rui Zhang, Haimin Li
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a class of single-stranded closed RNA molecules that undergo a specific backsplicing from pre-mRNA. With the application of high-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics, circRNAs are found to be widely expressed across species. Some functionally characterized circRNAs have critical roles in gene regulation through various actions, including sponging microRNAs and proteins as well as regulating transcription and splicing. Moreover, most circRNAs are aberrantly expressed in different cancer types, and some of them have been reported to play important roles in the development and progression of cancer...
February 1, 2018: Cancer Letters
Hideaki Ishikawa, Yuko Nobe, Keiichi Izumikawa, Masato Taoka, Yoshio Yamauchi, Hiroshi Nakayama, Richard J Simpson, Toshiaki Isobe, Nobuhiro Takahash
During the biogenesis of U1 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein, a small population of U1 snRNA molecules receives an extra methylation at the first transcribed nucleotide and nucleolytic cleavage to remove the 3' structured region including the Sm protein-binding site and stem-loop 4. These modifications occur before hypermethylation of the monomethylated 5' cap, and produce truncated forms of U1 snRNA (U1-tfs) that are diverted from the normal pathway to a processing body-associated degradation pathway. Here, we demonstrate that a small population of U2 snRNA molecules receives post-transcriptional modifications similar to those of U1 to yield U2-tfs...
November 23, 2017: RNA Biology
Deepika Vasudevan, Nicholas K Clark, Jessica Sam, Victoria C Cotham, Beatrix Ueberheide, Michael T Marr, Hyung Don Ryoo
Bacterial infection often leads to suppression of mRNA translation, but hosts are nonetheless able to express immune response genes through as yet unknown mechanisms. Here, we use a Drosophila model to demonstrate that antimicrobial peptide (AMP) production during infection is paradoxically stimulated by the inhibitor of cap-dependent translation, 4E-BP (eIF4E-binding protein; encoded by the Thor gene). We found that 4E-BP is induced upon infection with pathogenic bacteria by the stress-response transcription factor ATF4 and its upstream kinase, GCN2...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
Feng Li, Dengyan Zhu, Yang Yang, Kai Wu, Song Zhao
Calcyphosine (CAPS), a calcium-binding protein, has been identified as a potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in several human carcinomas. However, little is known about CAPS in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The present study aimed to investigate the expression levels of CAPS in ESCC tissues and evaluate its clinicopathological significance. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical staining were conducted to detect the expression of CAPS in ESCC tissues and adjacent non-cancerous tissues...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
Ryan A Coots, Xiao-Min Liu, Yuanhui Mao, Leiming Dong, Jun Zhou, Ji Wan, Xingqian Zhang, Shu-Bing Qian
In eukaryotic cells, protein synthesis typically begins with the binding of eIF4F to the 7-methylguanylate (m(7)G) cap found on the 5' end of the majority of mRNAs. Surprisingly, overall translational output remains robust under eIF4F inhibition. The broad spectrum of eIF4F-resistant translatomes is incompatible with cap-independent translation mediated by internal ribosome entry sites (IRESs). Here, we report that N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A) facilitates mRNA translation that is resistant to eIF4F inactivation...
October 23, 2017: Molecular Cell
Wiebke Manuela Schulze, Stephen Cusack
Pol II transcribes diverse classes of RNAs that need to be directed into the appropriate nuclear maturation pathway. All nascent Pol II transcripts are 5'-capped and the cap is immediately sequestered by the nuclear cap-binding complex (CBC). Mutually exclusive interactions of CBC with different partner proteins have been implicated in transcript fate determination. Here, we characterise the direct interactions between CBC and NELF-E, a subunit of the negative elongation factor complex, ARS2 and PHAX. Our biochemical and crystal structure results show that the homologous C-terminal peptides of NELF-E and ARS2 bind identically to CBC and in each case the affinity is enhanced when CBC is bound to a cap analogue...
November 3, 2017: Nature Communications
Chengjin Ye, Yu Wang, Enli Zhang, Xinpeng Han, Zhaoli Yu, Hebin Liu
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) is a bi-segmented double-strand RNA (dsRNA) virus of the Birnaviridae family. While IBDV genomic dsRNA lacks a 5' cap, the means by which the uncapped IBDV genomic RNA is translated effectively is unknown. In this study, we describe a cap-independent pathway of translation initiation of IBDV uncapped RNA that relies on VP1 and VP3. We show that neither purified IBDV genomic dsRNA nor the uncapped viral plus-sense RNA transcripts was directly translated and rescued into infectious viruses in host cells...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
Eden R Freire, Nancy R Sturm, David A Campbell, Osvaldo P de Melo Neto
Trypanosomatid protozoa are unusual eukaryotes that are well known for having unusual ways of controlling their gene expression. The lack of a refined mode of transcriptional control in these organisms is compensated by several post-transcriptional control mechanisms, such as control of mRNA turnover and selection of mRNA for translation, that may modulate protein synthesis in response to several environmental conditions found in different hosts. In other eukaryotes, selection of mRNA for translation is mediated by the complex eIF4F, a heterotrimeric protein complex composed by the subunits eIF4E, eIF4G, and eIF4A, where the eIF4E binds to the 5'-cap structure of mature mRNAs...
October 27, 2017: Pathogens
Elena Denisenko, Reto Guler, Musa M Mhlanga, Harukazu Suzuki, Frank Brombacher, Sebastian Schmeier
BACKGROUND: Macrophages are sentinel cells essential for tissue homeostasis and host defence. Owing to their plasticity, macrophages acquire a range of functional phenotypes in response to microenvironmental stimuli, of which M(IFN-γ) and M(IL-4/IL-13) are well known for their opposing pro- and anti-inflammatory roles. Enhancers have emerged as regulatory DNA elements crucial for transcriptional activation of gene expression. RESULTS: Using cap analysis of gene expression and epigenetic data, we identify on large-scale transcribed enhancers in bone marrow-derived mouse macrophages, their time kinetics, and target protein-coding genes...
October 23, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
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