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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042505/binding-synergy-as-an-essential-step-for-trna-editing-and-modification-enzyme-co-dependence-in-trypanosoma-brucei
#1
Katherine Mary McKenney, Mary Anne T Rubio, Juan D Alfonzo
Transfer RNAs acquire a variety of naturally occurring chemical modifications during their maturation; these fine-tune their structure and decoding properties in a manner critical for protein synthesis. We recently reported that in the eukaryotic parasite, Trypanosoma brucei, a methylation and deamination event are unexpectedly interconnected, whereby the tRNA adenosine deaminase (TbADAT2/3) and the 3-methylcytosine methyltransferase (TbTrm140) strictly rely on each other for activity, leading to formation of m(3)C and m(3)U at position 32 in several tRNAs...
October 17, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033456/the-dna-methyltransferase-family-a-versatile-toolkit-for-epigenetic-regulation
#2
REVIEW
Frank Lyko
The DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) family comprises a conserved set of DNA-modifying enzymes that have a central role in epigenetic gene regulation. Recent studies have shown that the functions of the canonical DNMT enzymes - DNMT1, DNMT3A and DNMT3B - go beyond their traditional roles of establishing and maintaining DNA methylation patterns. This Review analyses how molecular interactions and changes in gene copy numbers modulate the activity of DNMTs in diverse gene regulatory functions, including transcriptional silencing, transcriptional activation and post-transcriptional regulation by DNMT2-dependent tRNA methylation...
October 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965832/5-methylcytosine-rna-methylation-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#3
Xuean Cui, Zhe Liang, Lisha Shen, Qian Zhang, Shengjie Bao, Yuke Geng, Bin Zhang, Vonny Leo, Leah A Vardy, Tiegang Lu, Xiaofeng Gu, Hao Yu
5-methylcytosine (m(5)C) is a well-characterized DNA modification, and is also predominantly reported in abundant noncoding RNAs in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. However, the distribution and biological functions of m(5)C in plant mRNAs remain largely unknown. Here we report transcriptome-wide profiling of RNA m(5)C in Arabidopsis thaliana through applying m(5)C RNA immunoprecipitation followed by deep sequencing approach (m(5)C-RIP-seq). LC-MS/MS and dot blot analyses reveal a dynamic pattern of m(5)C mRNA modification in various tissues and at different developmental stages...
September 28, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919411/homocysteine-upregulates-interleukin-17a-expression-via-nsun2-mediated-rna-methylation-in-t-lymphocytes
#4
Nan Wang, Hao Tang, Xian Wang, Wengong Wang, Juan Feng
Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) has been proven to participate in the process of various autoimmune diseases. The elevation of plasma homocysteine (Hcy), known as hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), is related to various chronic inflammatory diseases. Though HHcy-induced upregulation of IL-17A expression in T lymphocytes has been examined, the way in which IL-17A is regulated remains unclear. In this study, western blotting assays showed that Hcy (100 μM) upregulated NOP2/Sun domain family, member 2 (NSun2) expression in rat T lymphocytes...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911863/the-crystal-structure-of-the-pyrococcus-abyssi-mono-functional-methyltransferase-patrm5b
#5
Jialiang Wu, Qian Jia, Saibin Wu, Hui Zeng, Yujie Sun, Caiyan Wang, Ruiguang Ge, Wei Xie
The wyosine hypermodification found exclusively at G37 of tRNA(Phe) in eukaryotes and archaea is a very complicated process involving multiple steps and enzymes, and the derivatives are essential for the maintenance of the reading frame during translation. In the archaea Pyrococcus abyssi, two key enzymes from the Trm5 family, named PaTrm5a and PaTrm5b respectively, start the process by forming N1-methylated guanosine (m(1)G37). In addition, PaTrm5a catalyzes the further methylation of C7 on 4-demethylwyosine (imG-14) to produce isowyosine (imG2) at the same position...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911116/mechanistic-features-of-the-atypical-trna-m1g9-spout-methyltransferase-trm10
#6
Aiswarya Krishnamohan, Jane E Jackman
The tRNA m1G9 methyltransferase (Trm10) is a member of the SpoU-TrmD (SPOUT) superfamily of methyltransferases, and Trm10 homologs are widely conserved throughout Eukarya and Archaea. Despite possessing the trefoil knot characteristic of SPOUT enzymes, Trm10 does not share the same quaternary structure or key sequences with other members of the SPOUT family, suggesting a novel mechanism of catalysis. To investigate the mechanism of m1G9 methylation by Trm10, we performed a biochemical and kinetic analysis of Trm10 and variants with alterations in highly conserved residues, using crystal structures solved in the absence of tRNA as a guide...
September 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888424/novel-patient-missense-mutations-in-the-hsd17b10-gene-affect-dehydrogenase-and-mitochondrial-trna-modification-functions-of-the-encoded-protein
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Stephanie Oerum, Martine Roovers, Michael Leichsenring, Cécile Acquaviva-Bourdain, Frauke Beermann, Corinne Gemperle-Britschgi, Alain Fouilhoux, Anne Korwitz-Reichelt, Henry J Bailey, Louis Droogmans, Udo Oppermann, Jörn Oliver Sass, Wyatt W Yue
MRPP2 (also known as HSD10/SDR5C1) is a multifunctional protein that harbours both catalytic and non-catalytic functions. The protein belongs to the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductases (SDR) family and is involved in the catabolism of isoleucine in vivo and steroid metabolism in vitro. MRPP2 also moonlights in a complex with the MRPP1 (also known as TRMT10C) protein for N1-methylation of purines at position 9 of mitochondrial tRNA, and in a complex with MRPP1 and MRPP3 (also known as PRORP) proteins for 5'-end processing of mitochondrial precursor tRNA...
September 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882222/role-of-the-trna-derived-small-rnas-in-cancer-new-potential-biomarkers-and-target-for-therapy
#8
Veronica Balatti, Yuri Pekarsky, Carlo M Croce
Noncoding RNAs are untranslated RNA molecules that can be divided into two main types: infrastructural, including transfer RNAs (tRNAs) and ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs), and regulatory, including long ncRNAs (lncRNAs) and small ncRNAs (sRNA). Among small ncRNA, the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) and Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in cancer is well documented. Recently, other small ncRNAs have been described. In particular, tRNA-derived small RNAs (tsRNA) have been found to be frequently dysregulated in cancer. Since tsRNAs can be considered unique sequences and are able to bind both Argonaute proteins (like miRNAs) and Piwi proteins (like piRNAs), their dysregulation could play a critical role in cancer by interfering with gene expression regulation at different levels...
2017: Advances in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775286/elp3-and-dph3-of-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-mediate-cellular-stress-responses-through-trna-lys-uuu-modifications
#9
Desirée Villahermosa, Oliver Fleck
Efficient protein synthesis in eukaryotes requires diphthamide modification of translation elongation factor eEF2 and wobble uridine modifications of tRNAs. In higher eukaryotes, these processes are important for preventing neurological and developmental defects and cancer. In this study, we used Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model to analyse mutants defective in eEF2 modification (dph1Δ), in tRNA modifications (elp3Δ), or both (dph3Δ) for sensitivity to cytotoxic agents and thermal stress. The dph3Δ and elp3Δ mutants were sensitive to a range of drugs and had growth defects at low temperature...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730304/novel-ribonuclease-activity-of-cusativin-from-cucumis-sativus-for-mapping-nucleoside-modifications-in-rna
#10
Balasubrahmanyam Addepalli, Sarah Venus, Priti Thakur, Patrick A Limbach
A recombinant ribonuclease, cusativin, was characterized for its cytidine-specific cleavage ability of RNA to map chemical modifications. Following purification of native cusativin protein as described before (Rojo et al. Planta 194:328, 17), partial amino acid sequencing was carried out to identify the corresponding protein coding gene in cucumber genome. Cloning and heterologous expression of the identified gene in Escherichia coli resulted in successful production of active protein as a C-terminal His-tag fusion protein...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712493/crispr-cas9-enabled-multiplex-genome-editing-and-its-application
#11
Bastian Minkenberg, Matthew Wheatley, Yinong Yang
The CRISPR/Cas9 system is a prevalent and versatile genome-editing tool of choice for basic and applied biological research. An exchange of a 20-bp spacer sequence in the gRNA can easily reprogram Cas9 to target a different DNA site. By expressing or providing multiple gRNAs, the system also enables multiplex genome editing at high efficiencies. Current approaches for providing multiple gRNAs in vivo include the use of multigene cassettes to express several gRNAs, Csy4-based excision, arrays of crRNAs, ribozyme-flanked gRNAs, tRNA-dependent cleavage of gRNAs, and direct introduction of Cas9 proteins preloaded with different gRNAs...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684555/statistically-robust-methylation-calling-for-whole-transcriptome-bisulfite-sequencing-reveals-distinct-methylation-patterns-for-mouse-rnas
#12
Carine Legrand, Francesca Tuorto, Mark Hartmann, Reinhard Liebers, Dominik Jacob, Mark Helm, Frank Lyko
Cytosine-5 RNA methylation plays an important role in several biologically and pathologically relevant processes. However, owing to methodological limitations, the transcriptome-wide distribution of this mark has remained largely unknown. We previously established RNA bisulfite sequencing as a method for the analysis of RNA cytosine-5 methylation patterns at single-base resolution. More recently, next-generation sequencing has provided opportunities to establish transcriptome-wide maps of this modification...
September 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655838/nonredox-thiolation-in-trna-occurring-via-sulfur-activation-by-a-4fe-4s-cluster
#13
Simon Arragain, Ornella Bimai, Pierre Legrand, Sylvain Caillat, Jean-Luc Ravanat, Nadia Touati, Laurent Binet, Mohamed Atta, Marc Fontecave, Béatrice Golinelli-Pimpaneau
Sulfur is present in several nucleosides within tRNAs. In particular, thiolation of the universally conserved methyl-uridine at position 54 stabilizes tRNAs from thermophilic bacteria and hyperthermophilic archaea and is required for growth at high temperature. The simple nonredox substitution of the C2-uridine carbonyl oxygen by sulfur is catalyzed by tRNA thiouridine synthetases called TtuA. Spectroscopic, enzymatic, and structural studies indicate that TtuA carries a catalytically essential [4Fe-4S] cluster and requires ATP for activity...
July 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643349/a-qm-mm-study-of-the-catalytic-mechanism-of-sam-methyltransferase-rlmn-from-escherichia-coli
#14
Chenxiao Zhao, Lihua Dong, Yongjun Liu
RlmN is a radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) enzyme that catalyzes the C2 methylation of adenosine 2503 (A2503) in 23S rRNA and adenosine 37 (A37) in several Escherichia coli transfer RNAs (tRNA). The catalytic reaction of RlmN is distinctly different from that of typical SAM-dependent methyltransferases that employs an SN 2 mechanism, but follows a ping-pong mechanism which involves the intermediate methylation of a conserved cysteine residue. Recently, the x-ray structure of a key intermediate in the RlmN reaction has been reported, allowing us to perform combined quantum mechanics and molecular mechanics (QM/MM) calculations to delineate the reaction details of RlmN at atomic level...
November 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607080/structural-studies-of-viperin-an-antiviral-radical-sam-enzyme
#15
Michael K Fenwick, Yue Li, Peter Cresswell, Yorgo Modis, Steven E Ealick
Viperin is an IFN-inducible radical S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) enzyme that inhibits viral replication. We determined crystal structures of an anaerobically prepared fragment of mouse viperin (residues 45-362) complexed with S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) or 5'-deoxyadenosine (5'-dAdo) and l-methionine (l-Met). Viperin contains a partial (βα)6-barrel fold with a disordered N-terminal extension (residues 45-74) and a partially ordered C-terminal extension (residues 285-362) that bridges the partial barrel to form an overall closed barrel structure...
June 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601227/trmd-a-methyl-transferase-for-trna-methylation-with-m-1-g37
#16
Ya-Ming Hou, Ryuma Matsubara, Ryuichi Takase, Isao Masuda, Joanna I Sulkowska
TrmD is an S-adenosyl methionine (AdoMet)-dependent methyl transferase that synthesizes the methylated m(1)G37 in tRNA. TrmD is specific to and essential for bacterial growth, and it is fundamentally distinct from its eukaryotic and archaeal counterpart Trm5. TrmD is unusual by using a topological protein knot to bind AdoMet. Despite its restricted mobility, the TrmD knot has complex dynamics necessary to transmit the signal of AdoMet binding to promote tRNA binding and methyl transfer. Mutations in the TrmD knot block this intramolecular signaling and decrease the synthesis of m(1)G37-tRNA, prompting ribosomes to +1-frameshifts and premature termination of protein synthesis...
2017: Enzymes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593035/smchd1-regulates-a-limited-set-of-gene-clusters-on-autosomal-chromosomes
#17
Amanda G Mason, Roderick C Slieker, Judit Balog, Richard J L F Lemmers, Chao-Jen Wong, Zizhen Yao, Jong-Won Lim, Galina N Filippova, Enrico Ne, Rabi Tawil, Bas T Heijmans, Stephen J Tapscott, Silvère M van der Maarel
BACKGROUND: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is in most cases caused by a contraction of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat on chromosome 4 (FSHD1) or by mutations in the SMCHD1 or DNMT3B gene (FSHD2). Both situations result in the incomplete epigenetic repression of the D4Z4-encoded retrogene DUX4 in somatic cells, leading to the aberrant expression of DUX4 in the skeletal muscle. In mice, Smchd1 regulates chromatin repression at different loci, having a role in CpG methylation establishment and/or maintenance...
2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587678/smchd1-regulates-a-limited-set-of-gene-clusters-on-autosomal-chromosomes
#18
Amanda G Mason, Roderick C Slieker, Judit Balog, Richard J L F Lemmers, Chao-Jen Wong, Zizhen Yao, Jong-Won Lim, Galina N Filippova, Enrico Ne, Rabi Tawil, Bas T Heijmans, Stephen J Tapscott, Silvère M van der Maarel
BACKGROUND: Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is in most cases caused by a contraction of the D4Z4 macrosatellite repeat on chromosome 4 (FSHD1) or by mutations in the SMCHD1 or DNMT3B gene (FSHD2). Both situations result in the incomplete epigenetic repression of the D4Z4-encoded retrogene DUX4 in somatic cells, leading to the aberrant expression of DUX4 in the skeletal muscle. In mice, Smchd1 regulates chromatin repression at different loci, having a role in CpG methylation establishment and/or maintenance...
June 6, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576863/evolving-mistranslating-trnas-through-a-phenotypically-ambivalent-intermediate-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#19
Matthew D Berg, Kyle S Hoffman, Julie Genereaux, Safee Mian, Ryan S Trussler, David B Haniford, Patrick O'Donoghue, Christopher J Brandl
The genetic code converts information from nucleic acid into protein. The genetic code was thought to be immutable, yet many examples in nature indicate that variations to the code provide a selective advantage. We used a sensitive selection system involving suppression of a deleterious allele (tti2-L187P) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae to detect mistranslation and identify mechanisms that allow genetic code evolution. Though tRNA(Ser) containing a proline anticodon (UGG) is toxic, using our selection system we identified four tRNA(Ser)UGG variants, each with a single mutation, that mistranslate at a tolerable level...
August 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576826/archaeal-fibrillarin-nop5-heterodimer-2-o-methylates-rna-independently-of-the-c-d-guide-rnp-particle
#20
Miglė Tomkuvienė, Janina Ličytė, Ingrida Olendraitė, Zita Liutkevičiūtė, Béatrice Clouet-d'Orval, Saulius Klimašauskas
Archaeal fibrillarin (aFib) is a well-characterized S-adenosyl methionine (SAM)-dependent RNA 2'-O-methyltransferase that is known to act in a large C/D ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex together with Nop5 and L7Ae proteins and a box C/D guide RNA. In the reaction, the guide RNA serves to direct the methylation reaction to a specific site in tRNA or rRNA by sequence complementarity. Here we show that a Pyrococcus abyssi aFib-Nop5 heterodimer can alone perform SAM-dependent 2'-O-methylation of 16S and 23S ribosomal RNAs in vitro independently of L7Ae and C/D guide RNAs...
September 2017: RNA
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