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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217912/cold-adaptation-of-the-antarctic-haloarchaea-halohasta-litchfieldiae-and-halorubrum-lacusprofundi
#1
Timothy J Williams, Yan Liao, Jun Ye, Rhiannon P Kuchel, Anne Poljak, Mark J Raftery, Ricardo Cavicchioli
Halohasta litchfieldiae represents ∼ 44% and Halorubrum lacusprofundi ∼ 10% of the hypersaline, perennially cold (≥ -20°C) Deep Lake community in Antarctica. We used proteomics and microscopy to define physiological responses of these haloarchaea to growth at high (30°C) and low (10 and 4°C) temperatures. The proteomic data indicate that both species responded to low temperature by modifying their cell envelope including protein N-glycosylation, maintaining osmotic balance and translation initiation, and modifying RNA turnover and tRNA modification...
February 20, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216226/nbs1-phosphorylation-status-dictates-repair-choice-of-dysfunctional-telomeres
#2
Rekha Rai, Chunyi Hu, Cayla Broton, Yong Chen, Ming Lei, Sandy Chang
Telomeres employ TRF2 to protect chromosome ends from activating the DNA damage sensor MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN), thereby repressing ATM-dependent DNA damage checkpoint responses. How TRF2 prevents MRN activation at dysfunctional telomeres is unclear. Here, we show that the phosphorylation status of NBS1 determines the repair pathway choice of dysfunctional telomeres. The crystal structure of the TRF2-NBS1 complex at 3.0 Å resolution shows that the NBS1 429YQLSP433 motif interacts specifically with the TRF2(TRFH) domain...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195137/erbb4-confers-risk-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-han-chinese
#3
Yingqian Peng, Wei Zhang, Ping Yang, Ye Tian, Shizhen Su, Changming Zhang, Zi-Jiang Chen, Han Zhao
A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in European cohorts has identified six susceptibility loci mapping to 11q22.1 (YAP1), 2p21 (THADA), 11p14.1 (FSHB), 2q34 (ERBB4), 12q21.2 (KRR1), and 5q31.1 (RAD50). The loci of 11q22.1, 2p21 and 11p14.1 have been confirmed to be associated with PCOS in Chinese; whereas the other three new loci (2q34, 12q21.2, and 5q31.1) still need to be evaluated in Chinese. This study was aimed to determine if the three new loci identified in European PCOS also confer risks for PCOS in Han Chinese...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178675/overexpression-of-karyopherin-a2-in-cholangiocarcinoma-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-and-gemcitabine-sensitivity-via-nuclear-translocation-of-dna-repair-proteins
#4
Mariko Tsukagoshi, Kenichiro Araki, Takehiko Yokobori, Bolag Altan, Hideki Suzuki, Norio Kubo, Akira Watanabe, Norihiro Ishii, Yasuo Hosouchi, Masahiko Nishiyama, Ken Shirabe, Hiroyuki Kuwano
Cholangiocarcinoma is a highly malignant tumor, and the development of new therapeutic strategies is critical. Karyopherin-α2 (KPNA2) functions as an adaptor that mediates nucleocytoplasmic transport. Specifically, KPNA2 transports one of the important DNA repair machineries, the MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) complex, to the nucleus. In this study, we clarified the significance of KPNA2 in cholangiocarcinoma. KPNA2 expression evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis was common in malignant tissue but rare in adjacent noncancerous tissues...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137761/comprehensive-transcriptome-and-mutational-profiling-of-endemic-burkitt-lymphoma-reveals-ebv-type-specific-differences
#5
Yasin Kaymaz, Cliff I Oduor, Hongbo Yu, Juliana A Otieno, John M Ong'echa, Ann M Moormann, Jeffrey A Bailey
: Endemic Burkitt lymphoma (eBL) is the most common pediatric cancer in malaria-endemic equatorial Africa and nearly always contains Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), unlike sporadic Burkitt Lymphoma (sBL) that occurs with a lower incidence in developed countries. Given these differences and the variable clinical presentation and outcomes, we sought to further understand pathogenesis by investigating transcriptomes using RNA sequencing (RNAseq) from multiple primary eBL tumors compared to sBL tumors...
January 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134932/eukaryotic-rad50-functions-as-a-rod-shaped-dimer
#6
Young Bong Park, Marcel Hohl, Michał Padjasek, Eunyoung Jeong, Kyeong Sik Jin, Artur Krężel, John H J Petrini, Yunje Cho
The Rad50 hook interface is crucial for assembly and various functions of the Mre11 complex. Previous analyses suggested that Rad50 molecules interact within (intracomplex) or between (intercomplex) dimeric complexes. In this study, we determined the structure of the human Rad50 hook and coiled-coil domains. The data suggest that the predominant structure is the intracomplex, in which the two parallel coiled coils proximal to the hook form a rod shape, and that a novel interface within the coiled-coil domains of Rad50 stabilizes the interaction of Rad50 protomers in the dimeric assembly...
January 30, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132936/rhs6-mediated-chromosomal-looping-and-nuclear-substructure-binding-is-required-for-th2-cytokine-gene-expression
#7
Soo Seok Hwang, Sung Woong Jang, Gap Ryol Lee
Subset-specific gene expression is a critical feature of CD4 T cell differentiation. Th2 cells express Th2 cytokine genes including Il4, Il5, and Il13 and mediate the immune response against helminths. The expression of Th2 cytokine genes is regulated by Rad50 hypersensitive site 6 (RHS6) in the Th2 locus control region; however, the molecular mechanisms of RHS6 action at the chromatin level are poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that RHS6 is crucial for chromosomal interactions and nuclear substructure binding of the Th2 cytokine locus...
January 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128338/interplay-with-the-mre11-rad50-nbs1-complex-and-phosphorylation-by-gsk3%C3%AE-implicate-human-b-myb-in-dna-damage-signaling
#8
Sarah Marie Henrich, Clemens Usadel, Eugen Werwein, Kamila Burdova, Pavel Janscak, Stefano Ferrari, Daniel Hess, Karl-Heinz Klempnauer
B-Myb, a highly conserved member of the Myb transcription factor family, is expressed ubiquitously in proliferating cells and controls the cell cycle dependent transcription of G2/M-phase genes. Deregulation of B-Myb has been implicated in oncogenesis and loss of genomic stability. We have identified B-Myb as a novel interaction partner of the Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) complex, a key player in the repair of DNA double strand breaks. We show that B-Myb directly interacts with the Nbs1 subunit of the MRN complex and is recruited transiently to DNA-damage sites...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108985/the-th2-gene-cluster-unraveled-role-of-rhs6
#9
EDITORIAL
Cameron H Flayer, Angela Haczku
Although the transcription factors that regulate T helper (Th) type 2 cytokine production (IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13) are possible novel therapeutic targets, we lack a detailed understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the transcription of these cytokines. In this issue of Allergy, Hwang et al. studied the role of a specific DNA region (a cis-acting element called Rad50 hypersensitive site 6) RHS6, in the development of allergic airway inflammation. RHS6 is found in the Th2 cytokine "locus control region" but its role in activation of the IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13 genes was unknown...
January 20, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102005/blind-prediction-of-deleterious-amino-acid-variations-with-snps-go
#10
Emidio Capriotti, Pier Luigi Martelli, Piero Fariselli, Rita Casadio
: SNPs&GO is a machine learning method for predicting the association of single amino acid variations (SAVs) to disease, considering protein functional annotation. The method is a binary classifier that implements a Support Vector Machine algorithm to discriminate between disease-related and neutral SAVs. SNPs&GO combines information from protein sequence with functional annotation encoded by Gene Ontology terms. Tested in sequence mode on more than 38,000 SAVs from the SwissVar dataset, our method reached 81% overall accuracy and an area under the receiving operating characteristic curve (AUC) of 0...
January 19, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076792/the-mre11-nbs1-interface-is-essential-for-viability-and-tumor-suppression
#11
Jun Hyun Kim, Malgorzata Grosbart, Roopesh Anand, Claire Wyman, Petr Cejka, John H J Petrini
The Mre11 complex (Mre11, Rad50, and Nbs1) is integral to both DNA repair and ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM)-dependent DNA damage signaling. All three Mre11 complex components are essential for viability at the cellular and organismal levels. To delineate essential and non-essential Mre11 complex functions that are mediated by Nbs1, we used TALEN-based genome editing to derive Nbs1 mutant mice (Nbs1(mid) mice), which harbor mutations in the Mre11 interaction domain of Nbs1. Nbs1(mid) alleles that abolished interaction were incompatible with viability...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073364/lack-of-mre11-rad50-nbs1-mrn-complex-detection-occurs-frequently-in-low-grade-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#12
Simone Brandt, Eleftherios P Samartzis, Anne-Katrin Zimmermann, Daniel Fink, Holger Moch, Aurelia Noske, Konstantin J Dedes
BACKGROUND: BRCA1/2-deficient ovarian carcinomas are recognized as target for Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. BRCA1 and BRCA2 proteins are involved in homologous recombination repair of double-strand DNA breaks. The relevance of other homologous recombination repair proteins, e.g. MRE11, RAD50, NBS1 (MRN complex) in ovarian carcinomas is unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of lack of MRE11, RAD50, NBS1 protein detection in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)...
January 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031358/association-of-human-papillomavirus-16-e2-with-rad50-interacting-protein-1-enhances-viral-dna-replication
#13
Karen Campos-León, Kalpanee Wijendra, Abida Siddiqa, Ieisha Pentland, Katherine M Feeney, Alison Knapman, Rachel Davies, Elliot J Androphy, Joanna L Parish
Rad50-interacting protein 1 (Rint1) associates with the DNA damage response protein Rad50 during the transition from the S phase to the G2/M phase and functions in radiation-induced G2 checkpoint control. It has also been demonstrated that Rint1 is essential in vesicle trafficking from the Golgi apparatus to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) through an interaction with Zeste-White 10 (ZW10). We have isolated a novel interaction between Rint1 and the human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) transcription and replication factor E2...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997699/chromatin-remodelling-and-dna-repair-genes-are-frequently-mutated-in-endometrioid-endometrial-carcinoma
#14
Pablo García-Sanz, Juan Carlos Triviño, Alba Mota, María Pérez López, Eva Colás, Alejandro Rojo-Sebastián, Ángel García, Sonia Gatius, María Ruiz, Jaime Prat, Rafael López-López, Miguel Abal, Antonio Gil-Moreno, Jaume Reventós, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Gema Moreno-Bueno
In developed countries, endometrial carcinoma is the most common cancer that affects the female genital tract. Endometrial carcinoma is divided into two main histological types, type I or endometrioid and type II or non-endometrioid, each of which have characteristic, although not exclusive, molecular alterations and mutational profiles. Nevertheless, information about the implication and relevance of some of these genes in this disease is lacking. We sought here to identify new recurrently mutated genes in endometrioid cancers that play a role in tumourigenesis and that influence the clinical outcome...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966484/genetic-and-biochemical-evidences-reveal-novel-insights-into-the-mechanism-underlying-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-sae2-mediated-abrogation-of-dna-replication-stress
#15
Indrajeet Ghodke, K Muniyappa
In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2 (MRX) protein complex plays pivotal roles in double-strand break (DSB) repair, replication stress and telomere length maintenance. Another protein linked to DSB repair is Sae2, which regulates MRX persistence at DSBs. However, very little is known about its role in DNA replication stress and repair. Here, we reveal a crucial role for Sae2 in DNA replication stress. We show that different mutant alleles of SAE2 cause hypersensitivity to genotoxic agents, and when combined with Δmre11 or nuclease-defective mre11 mutant alleles, the double mutants are considerably more sensitive suggesting that the sae2 mutations synergize with mre11 mutations...
December 2016: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932484/role-of-mdm2-and-mdmx-in-dna-repair
#16
REVIEW
Christine M Eischen
Mdm2 and Mdmx are critical regulators of the p53 tumour suppressor and are overexpressed in many human malignancies. However, in recent years, their impact on genome instability was shown to be at least, in part, independent of p53. Both Mdm2 and Mdmx inhibit DNA break repair through their association with the Mre11/Rad50/Nbs1 DNA repair complex. Recent evidence indicates that harnessing Mdm2 and/or Mdmx-mediated inhibition of DNA break repair in cancer cells could provide a therapeutic opportunity, particularly for those malignancies that have lost functional p53...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915381/regulation-of-non-homologous-end-joining-via-post-translational-modifications-of-components-of-the-ligation-step
#17
REVIEW
Kristína Durdíková, Miroslav Chovanec
DNA double-strand breaks are the most serious type of DNA damage and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is an important pathway for their repair. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, three complexes mediate the canonical NHEJ pathway, Ku (Ku70/Ku80), MRX (Mre11/Rad50/Xrs2) and DNA ligase IV (Dnl4/Lif1). Mammalian NHEJ is more complex, primarily as a consequence of the fact that more factors are involved in the process, and also because higher chromatin organization and more complex regulatory networks exist in mammals...
December 3, 2016: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889450/rpa-mediates-recruitment-of-mrx-to-forks-and-double-strand-breaks-to-hold-sister-chromatids-together
#18
Andrew Seeber, Anna Maria Hegnauer, Nicole Hustedt, Ishan Deshpande, Jérôme Poli, Jan Eglinger, Philippe Pasero, Heinz Gut, Miki Shinohara, Karl-Peter Hopfner, Kenji Shimada, Susan M Gasser
The Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2 (MRX) complex is related to SMC complexes that form rings capable of holding two distinct DNA strands together. MRX functions at stalled replication forks and double-strand breaks (DSBs). A mutation in the N-terminal OB fold of the 70 kDa subunit of yeast replication protein A, rfa1-t11, abrogates MRX recruitment to both types of DNA damage. The rfa1 mutation is functionally epistatic with loss of any of the MRX subunits for survival of replication fork stress or DSB recovery, although it does not compromise end-resection...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889449/phosphorylated-ctip-functions-as-a-co-factor-of-the-mre11-rad50-nbs1-endonuclease-in-dna-end-resection
#19
Roopesh Anand, Lepakshi Ranjha, Elda Cannavo, Petr Cejka
To repair a DNA double-strand break (DSB) by homologous recombination (HR), the 5'-terminated strand of the DSB must be resected. The human MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) and CtIP proteins were implicated in the initiation of DNA end resection, but the underlying mechanism remained undefined. Here, we show that CtIP is a co-factor of the MRE11 endonuclease activity within the MRN complex. This function is absolutely dependent on CtIP phosphorylation that includes the key cyclin-dependent kinase target motif at Thr-847...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878828/rhs6-coordinately-regulates-the-th2-cytokine-genes-by-recruiting-gata3-satb1-and-irf4
#20
S S Hwang, S W Jang, K O Lee, H S Kim, G R Lee
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a Th2 cell-driven inflammatory disease and a major public health concern. The cis-acting element Rad50 hypersensitive site 6 (RHS6) in the Th2 locus control region is essential for regulation of the Th2 cytokine genes; however, its role in allergic airway inflammation and underlying molecular mechanisms of the regulation by RHS6 are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to understand the role of RHS6 in the development of allergic airway inflammation and its molecular mechanism for Th2 cytokine expression...
November 5, 2016: Allergy
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