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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648842/pnrc2-regulates-3-utr-mediated-decay-of-segmentation-clock-associated-transcripts-during-zebrafish-segmentation
#1
Thomas L Gallagher, Kiel T Tietz, Zachary T Morrow, Jasmine M McCammon, Michael L Goldrich, Nicolas L Derr, Sharon L Amacher
Vertebrate segmentation is controlled by the segmentation clock, a molecular oscillator that regulates gene expression and cycles rapidly. The expression of many genes oscillates during segmentation, including hairy/Enhancer of split-related (her or Hes) genes, which encode transcriptional repressors that auto-inhibit their own expression, and deltaC (dlc), which encodes a Notch ligand. We previously identified the tortuga (tor) locus in a zebrafish forward genetic screen for genes involved in cyclic transcript regulation and showed that cyclic transcripts accumulate post-splicing in tor mutants...
June 22, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642780/rrp42-a-subunit-of-exosome-plays-an-important-role-in-female-gametophytes-development-and-mesophyll-cell-morphogenesis-in-arabidopsis
#2
Xiaoyuan Yan, Zongyun Yan, Yuzhen Han
The exosome complex plays a central and essential role in RNA metabolism. However, current research on functions of exosome subunit in plants is limited. Here, we used an egg cell-specific promoter-controlled CRISPR/Cas9 system to knock out RRP42 which encodes a core subunit of the Arabidopsis exosome and presented evidence that RRP42 is essential for the development of female gametophytes. Next, we designed three different amiRNAs targeting RRP42. The rrp42 knock-down mutants mainly displayed variegated and serrated leaves, especially in cauline leaves...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634199/characterising-cis-regulatory-variation-in-the-transcriptome-of-histologically-normal-and-tumour-derived-pancreatic-tissues
#3
Mingfeng Zhang, Soren Lykke-Andersen, Bin Zhu, Wenming Xiao, Jason W Hoskins, Xijun Zhang, Lauren M Rost, Irene Collins, Martijn van de Bunt, Jinping Jia, Hemang Parikh, Tongwu Zhang, Lei Song, Ashley Jermusyk, Charles C Chung, Bin Zhu, Weiyin Zhou, Gail L Matters, Robert C Kurtz, Meredith Yeager, Torben Heick Jensen, Kevin M Brown, Halit Ongen, William R Bamlet, Bradley A Murray, Mark I McCarthy, Stephen J Chanock, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Brian M Wolpin, Jill P Smith, Sara H Olson, Gloria M Petersen, Jianxin Shi, Laufey Amundadottir
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the genetic architecture of gene expression in pancreatic tissues. DESIGN: We performed expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analysis in histologically normal pancreatic tissue samples (n=95) using RNA sequencing and the corresponding 1000 genomes imputed germline genotypes. Data from pancreatic tumour-derived tissue samples (n=115) from The Cancer Genome Atlas were included for comparison. RESULTS: We identified 38 615 cis-eQTLs (in 484 genes) in histologically normal tissues and 39 713 cis-eQTL (in 237 genes) in tumour-derived tissues (false discovery rate <0...
June 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634159/a-role-for-the-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-pathway-in-maintaining-genome-stability-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#4
Víctor González-Huici, Bin Wang, Anton Gartner
Ionizing radiation (IR) is commonly used in cancer therapy and is a main source of DNA double-strand-breaks (DSBs), one of the most toxic forms of DNA damage. We have used Caenorhabditis elegans as an invertebrate model to identify novel factors required for repair of DNA damage inflicted by IR. We have performed an unbiased genetic screen, finding that smg-1 mutations confer strong hypersensitivity to IR. SMG-1 is a phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) kinase involved in mediating nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) of transcripts containing premature stop codons and related to the ATM and ATR kinases which are at the apex of DNA damage signalling pathways...
June 20, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628654/the-apah-like-phosphatase-tbalph1-is-the-major-mrna-decapping-enzyme-of-trypanosomes
#5
Susanne Kramer
5'-3' decay is the major mRNA decay pathway in many eukaryotes, including trypanosomes. After deadenylation, mRNAs are decapped by the nudix hydrolase DCP2 of the decapping complex and finally degraded by the 5'-3' exoribonuclease. Uniquely, trypanosomes lack homologues to all subunits of the decapping complex, while deadenylation and 5'-3' degradation are conserved. Here, I show that the parasites use an ApaH-like phosphatase (ALPH1) as their major mRNA decapping enzyme. The protein was recently identified as a novel trypanosome stress granule protein and as involved in mRNA binding...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624538/analysis-of-mrna-deadenylation-by-multi-protein-complexes
#6
Michael W Webster, James A W Stowell, Terence T L Tang, Lori A Passmore
Poly(A) tails are found at the 3' end of almost every eukaryotic mRNA and are important for the stability of mRNAs and their translation into proteins. Thus, removal of the poly(A) tail, a process called deadenylation, is critical for regulation of gene expression. Most deadenylation enzymes are components of large multi-protein complexes. Here, we describe an in vitro deadenylation assay developed to study the exonucleolytic activities of the multi-protein Ccr4-Not and Pan2-Pan3 complexes. We discuss how this assay can be used with short synthetic RNAs, as well as longer RNA substrates generated using in vitro transcription...
June 13, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619046/identification-of-a-novel-ctcf-mutation-responsible-for-syndromic-intellectual-disability-a-case-report
#7
Fatma Bastaki, Pratibha Nair, Madiha Mohamed, Ethar Mustafa Malik, Mustafa Helmi, Mahmoud Taleb Al-Ali, Abdul Rezzak Hamzeh
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant mental retardation 21 (MRD21) is a very rare condition, characterized by short stature, microcephaly, mild facial dysmorphisms and intellectual disability that ranged from mild to severe. MRD21 is caused by mutations in CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) and this was established through only four unrelated cases, two of which had frameshift mutations. CTCF is a master transcriptional regulator that controls chromatin structure and may serve as insulator and transcriptional activator and repressor...
June 15, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613834/amino-functionalized-5-cap-analogs-as-tools-for-site-specific-sequence-independent-labeling-of-messenger-rna
#8
Marcin Warminski, Pawel J Sikorski, Zofia Warminska, Maciej Lukaszewicz, Anna Kropiwnicka, Joanna Zuberek, Edward Darzynkiewicz, Joanna Kowalska, Jacek Jemielity
mRNA is a template for protein biosynthesis, and consequently mRNA transport, translation, and turnover are key elements in the overall regulation of gene expression. Along with growing interest in the mechanisms regulating mRNA decay and localization, there is an increasing need for tools enabling convenient fluorescent labelling or affinity tagging of mRNA. We report new mRNA 5' cap analog-based tools that enable site-specific labelling of RNA within the cap using N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) chemistry. We explored two complementary methods: a co-transcriptional labelling method, in which the label is first attached to cap analog and then incorporated into RNA by transcription in vitro, and post-transcriptional labelling method, in which an amino-functionalized cap analog is incorporated into RNA followed by chemical labelling of the resulting transcript...
June 14, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608987/smarca4-inactivating-mutations-cause-concomitant-coffin-siris-syndrome-microphthalmia-and-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-ovary-hypercalcemic-type
#9
Edoardo Errichiello, Noor Mustafa, Annalisa Vetro, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Hugo de Jonge, Berardo Rinaldi, Debora Vergani, Sabrina Rita Giglio, Patrizia Morbini, Orsetta Zuffardi
SMARCA4 chromatin remodeling factor is mutated in 11% of Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS) patients and in almost all small cell carcinoma of the ovary hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT) tumors. Missense mutations with gain-of-function or dominant-negative effects are associated with CSS, whereas inactivating mutations, leading to loss of SMARCA4 expression, have been exclusively found in SCCOHT. We applied whole exome sequencing to study a 15-year-old patient with mild CSS who concomitantly developed SCCOHT at age 13 years...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595636/two-novel-c-terminal-frameshift-mutations-in-the-%C3%AE-globin-gene-lead-to-rapid-mrna-decay
#10
Katarzyna Rawa, Roman J Szczesny, Ewelina P Owczarek, Anna Adamowicz-Salach, Anna Klukowska, Urszula Demkow, Danuta Plochocka, Pawel Szczesny, Monika Gora, Andrzej Dziembowski, Beata Burzynska
BACKGROUND: The thalassemia syndromes are classified according to the globin chain or chains whose production is affected. β-thalassemias are caused by point mutations or, more rarely, deletions or insertions of a few nucleotides in the β-globin gene or its immediate flanking sequences. These mutations interfere with the gene function either at the transcriptional, translational or posttranslational level. METHODS: Two cases of Polish patients with hereditary hemolytic anemia suspected of thalassemia were studied...
June 8, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591671/mille-viae-in-eukaryotic-mrna-decapping
#11
REVIEW
Eugene Valkov, Stefanie Jonas, Oliver Weichenrieder
Cellular mRNA levels are regulated via rates of transcription and decay. Since the removal of the mRNA 5'-cap by the decapping enzyme DCP2 is generally an irreversible step towards decay, it requires regulation. Control of DCP2 activity is likely effected by two interdependent means: by conformational control of the DCP2-DCP1 complex, and by assembly control of the decapping network, an array of mutually interacting effector proteins. Here, we compare three recent and conformationally distinct crystal structures of the DCP2-DCP1 decapping complex in the presence of substrate analogs and decapping enhancers and we discuss alternative substrate recognition modes for the catalytic domain of DCP2...
June 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588666/molecular-analysis-of-the-novel-ids-allele-in-a-thai-family-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-the-c-928c-t-p-gln310-transcript-is-sensitive-to-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay
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Lukana Ngiwsara, Kitiwan Rojnueangnit, Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon, Thipwimol Tim-Aroon, Phannee Sawangareetrakul, Voraratt Champattanachai, James R Ketudat-Cairns, Jisnuson Svasti
Hunter syndrome (or mucopolysaccharidosis type II, MPS II) is an X-linked recessive disorder induced by a deficiency of the iduronate 2-sulfatase (IDS) enzyme, resulting in the accumulation of glycosaminoglycan substrates, heparan sulfate and dermatan sulfate, in the lysosomes. The progressive accumulation of undegraded metabolites induces cell and tissue dysfunction, leading to multi-systemic pathology. The heterogeneity of clinical phenotypes, ranging from mild to severe forms, results from different mutations in the IDS gene...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586478/autoregulation-of-rbm10-and-cross-regulation-of-rbm10-rbm5-via-alternative-splicing-coupled-nonsense-mediated-decay
#13
Yue Sun, Yufang Bao, Wenjian Han, Fan Song, Xianfeng Shen, Jiawei Zhao, Ji Zuo, David Saffen, Wei Chen, Zefeng Wang, Xintian You, Yongbo Wang
Mutations in the spliceosomal RNA binding protein RBM10 cause TARP syndrome and are frequently observed in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). We have previously shown that RBM10 enhances exon skipping of its target genes, including its paralog RBM5. Here, we report that RBM10 negatively regulates its own mRNA and protein expression and that of RBM5 by promoting alternative splicing-coupled nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (AS-NMD). Through computational analysis and experimental validation, we identified RBM10-promoted skipping of exon 6 or 12 in RBM10 and exon 6 or 16 in RBM5 as the underlying AS-NMD events...
June 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575439/mediator-binds-to-boundaries-of-chromosomal-interaction-domains-and-to-proteins-involved-in-dna-looping-rna-metabolism-chromatin-remodeling-and-actin-assembly
#14
Razvan V Chereji, Vasudha Bharatula, Nils Elfving, Jeanette Blomberg, Miriam Larsson, Alexandre V Morozov, James R Broach, Stefan Björklund
Mediator is a multi-unit molecular complex that plays a key role in transferring signals from transcriptional regulators to RNA polymerase II in eukaryotes. We have combined biochemical purification of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mediator from chromatin with chromatin immunoprecipitation in order to reveal Mediator occupancy on DNA genome-wide, and to identify proteins interacting specifically with Mediator on the chromatin template. Tandem mass spectrometry of proteins in immunoprecipitates of mediator complexes revealed specific interactions between Mediator and the RSC, Arp2/Arp3, CPF, CF 1A and Lsm complexes in chromatin...
May 30, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570605/frameshift-indels-introduced-by-genome-editing-can-lead-to-in-frame-exon-skipping
#15
Simon Lalonde, Oliver A Stone, Samuel Lessard, Adam Lavertu, Jessica Desjardins, Mélissa Beaudoin, Manuel Rivas, Didier Y R Stainier, Guillaume Lettre
The introduction of frameshift indels by genome editing has emerged as a powerful technique to study the functions of uncharacterized genes in cell lines and model organisms. Such mutations should lead to mRNA degradation owing to nonsense-mediated mRNA decay or the production of severely truncated proteins. Here, we show that frameshift indels engineered by genome editing can also lead to skipping of "multiple of three nucleotides" exons. Such splicing events result in in-frame mRNA that may encode fully or partially functional proteins...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559491/antagonistic-actions-of-two-human-pan3-isoforms-on-global-mrna-turnover
#16
Chyi-Ying A Chen, Yueqiang Zhang, Yu Xiang, Leng Han, Ann-Bin Shyu
Deadenylation is a fundamental process that regulates eukaryotic gene expression. Mammalian deadenylation exhibits biphasic kinetics, with the Pan2-Pan3 and Ccr4-Caf1 deadenylase complexes mediating the first and second phase, respectively; however, the significance of the biphasic nature of deadenylation in mRNA turnover remains unclear. In this study, we discovered that two distinct isoforms of human Pan3 display opposing properties necessary for coordinating the two phases of deadenylation. The shorter isoform (Pan3S) interacts more strongly with PABP than the longer isoform (Pan3L) does...
May 30, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557307/pervasive-yet-nonuniform-contributions-of-dcp2-and-cnot7-to-maternal-mrna-clearance-in-zebrafish
#17
Yuichiro Mishima, Yukihide Tomari
mRNA degradation is a fundamental biological process that erases transcribed genetic information from cells. During maternal-to-zygotic transition of animal development, thousands of maternal mRNAs are degraded by multiple mechanisms including microRNAs and codon-mediated decay. Enzymatic requirements for maternal mRNA clearance, however, are not fully understood. Here, we analyzed a contribution of the decapping enzyme Dcp2 to maternal mRNA clearance in zebrafish by over-expressing catalytically inactive Dcp2 and performing RNA-seq analysis...
May 30, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554132/the-human-rna-surveillance-factor-up-frameshift-1-inhibits-hepatic-cancer-progression-by-targeting-mrp2-abcc2
#18
Hai Zhang, Yina You, Zhongliang Zhu
Although the roles of Up-frameshift 1 (UPF1) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been partly revealed, the detailed mechanisms remain poorly understood. Here, quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry assays indicated that UPF1 expression was decreased in HCC tissues compared to the corresponding adjacent tissues, and was negatively correlated with MRP2/ABCC2 expression. Cell viability and apoptosis analyses showed that overexpression of UPF1 enhanced HCC cell sensitivity to sorafenib treatment, while knockdown of UPF1 decreased the sensitivity...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549954/amlexanox-enhances-premature-termination-codon-read-through-in-col7a1-and-expression-of-full-length-type-vii-collagen-potential-therapy-for-recessive-dystrophic-epidermolysis-bullosa
#19
Velina S Atanasova, Qiujie Jiang, Marco Prisco, Christina Gruber, Josefina Piñón Hofbauer, Mei Chen, Cristina Has, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, John A McGrath, Jouni Uitto, Andrew P South
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is a rare monogenic blistering disorder caused by lack of functional type VII collagen, leading to skin fragility and subsequent trauma-induced separation of the epidermis from the underlying dermis. 46% of RDEB patients harbor at least one premature termination codon (PTC) mutation in COL7A1 and previous studies have shown that aminoglycosides are able to overcome RDEB PTC mutations by inducing "read-through" and incorporation of an amino acid at the PTC site...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541562/dna-substrate-recognition-and-processing-by-the-full-length-human-upf1-helicase
#20
Saba Dehghani-Tafti, Cyril M Sanders
UPF1 is a conserved helicase required for nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) regulating mRNA stability in the cytoplasm. Human UPF1 (hUPF1) is also needed for nuclear DNA replication. While loss of NMD is tolerated, loss of hUPF1 induces a DNA damage response and cell cycle arrest. We have analysed nucleic acid (NA) binding and processing by full-length hUPF1. hUPF1 unwinds non-B and B-form DNA and RNA substrates in vitro. Unlike many helicases involved in genome stability no hUPF1 binding to DNA structures stabilized by inter-base-pair hydrogen bonding was observed...
May 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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