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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088758/c5-substituents-of-uridines-and-2-thiouridines-present-at-the-wobble-position-of-trna-determine-the-formation-of-their-keto-enol-or-zwitterionic-forms-a-factor-important-for-accuracy-of-reading-of-guanosine-at-the-3-end-of-the-mrna-codons
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Elzbieta Sochacka, Elzbieta Lodyga-Chruscinska, Justyna Pawlak, Marek Cypryk, Paulina Bartos, Katarzyna Ebenryter-Olbinska, Grazyna Leszczynska, Barbara Nawrot
Modified nucleosides present in the wobble position of the tRNA anticodons regulate protein translation through tuning the reading of mRNA codons. Among 40 of such nucleosides, there are modified uridines containing either a sulfur atom at the C2 position and/or a substituent at the C5 position of the nucleobase ring. It is already evidenced that tRNAs with 2-thiouridines at the wobble position preferentially read NNA codons, while the reading mode of the NNG codons by R5U/R5S2U-containing anticodons is still elusive...
January 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087278/prolyl-trna-synthetase-inhibition-promotes-cell-death-in-sk-mel-2%C3%A2-cells-through-gcn2-atf4-pathway-activation
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Takeo Arita, Megumi Morimoto, Yukiko Yamamoto, Hitoshi Miyashita, Satoshi Kitazawa, Takaharu Hirayama, Sou Sakamoto, Kazumasa Miyamoto, Ryutaro Adachi, Misa Iwatani, Takahito Hara
Protein translation is highly activated in cancer tissues through oncogenic mutations and amplifications, and this can support survival and aberrant proliferation. Therefore, blocking translation could be a promising way to block cancer progression. The process of charging a cognate amino acid to tRNA, a crucial step in protein synthesis, is mediated by tRNA synthetases such as prolyl tRNA synthetase (PRS). Interestingly, unlike pan-translation inhibitors, we demonstrated that a novel small molecule PRS inhibitor (T-3861174) induced cell death in several tumor cell lines including SK-MEL-2 without complete suppression of translation...
January 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078567/the-c-abl-inhibitor-in-parkinson-disease
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REVIEW
Zhi-Hua Zhou, Yun-Fan Wu, Xue-Min Wang, Yong-Zhu Han
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an insidious onset neurodegenerative disease affecting approximately 1% of the population over the age of 65. So far available therapies for PD have only aimed at improving or alleviating symptoms, but not at slowing, preventing, and reversing the course of PD. Recently, some studies have indicated that the levels and activation of Abelson non-receptor tyrosine kinase (c-Abl, Abl1) were up-regulated in the brain tissue of patients with PD and demonstrated that c-Abl inhibitors could improve motor behavior, prevent the loss of dopamine neurons, inhibit phosphorylation of Cdk5, regulate α-synuclein phosphorylation and clearance, inhibit the tyrosine phosphorylation of parkin and decrease parkin substrate, for example, PARIS (zinc finger protein 746), AIMP2 (aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase-interacting multifunctional protein type2), FBP1 (fuse-binding protein 1), and synphilin-1...
January 11, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078050/complete-genome-sequence-of-lutibacter-profundi-lp1-t-isolated-from-an-arctic-deep-sea-hydrothermal-vent-system
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Juliane Wissuwa, Sven Le Moine Bauer, Ida Helene Steen, Runar Stokke
Lutibacter profundi LP1(T) within the family Flavobacteriaceae was isolated from a biofilm growing on the surface of a black smoker chimney at the Loki's Castle vent field, located on the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge. The complete genome of L. profundi LP1(T) is the first genome to be published within the genus Lutibacter. L. profundi LP1(T) consists of a single 2,966,978 bp circular chromosome with a GC content of 29.8%. The genome comprises 2,537 protein-coding genes, 40 tRNA species and 2 rRNA operons. The microaerophilic, organotrophic isolate contains genes for all central carbohydrate metabolic pathways...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077841/pars2-and-nars2-mutations-in-infantile-onset-neurodegenerative-disorder
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Takeshi Mizuguchi, Mitsuko Nakashima, Mitsuhiro Kato, Keitaro Yamada, Tohru Okanishi, Nina Ekhilevitch, Hanna Mandel, Ayelet Eran, Miyuki Toyono, Yukio Sawaishi, Hirotaka Motoi, Masaaki Shiina, Kazuhiro Ogata, Satoko Miyatake, Noriko Miyake, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto
Here we present four unrelated families with six individuals that have infantile-onset developmental delay/regression and epilepsy. Whole-exome sequencing revealed compound heterozygous mutations, c.[283G>A];[607G>A] in a gene encoding prolyl-tRNA synthetase (PARS2) in one family. Two pairs of compound heterozygous mutations, c.[151C>T];[1184T>G] and c.[707T>G];[594+1G>A], and a homozygous mutation, c.[500A>G];[500A>G], in a gene encoding asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase (NARS2) were also identified in the other three families...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076326/cytosolic-thumpd1-promotes-breast-cancer-cells-invasion-and-metastasis-via-the-akt-gsk3-snail-pathway
#6
Xiupeng Zhang, Guiyang Jiang, Mingfang Sun, Haijing Zhou, Yuan Miao, Mengyuan Liang, Enhua Wang, Yong Zhang
Human THUMP domain-containing protein 1 (THUMPD1) is a specific adaptor protein that modulates tRNA acetylation through interaction with NAT10. Immunohistochemical analysis of 146 breast cancer specimens (82 triple-negative and 64 non-triple-negative cases) indicated THUMPD1 expression is higher in breast cancer tissues (60.9%, 89/146) than normal breast tissues (28.3%, 15/53; p < 0.001). Overall and cytosolic, but not nuclear, THUMPD1 expression in breast cancer correlated with advanced TNM stage (p = 0...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076288/transfer-rnas-with-novel-cloverleaf-structures
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Takahito Mukai, Oscar Vargas-Rodriguez, Markus Englert, H James Tripp, Natalia N Ivanova, Edward M Rubin, Nikos C Kyrpides, Dieter Söll
We report the identification of novel tRNA species with 12-base pair amino-acid acceptor branches composed of longer acceptor stem and shorter T-stem. While canonical tRNAs have a 7/5 configuration of the branch, the novel tRNAs have either 8/4 or 9/3 structure. They were found during the search for selenocysteine tRNAs in terabytes of genome, metagenome and metatranscriptome sequences. Certain bacteria and their phages employ the 8/4 structure for serine and histidine tRNAs, while minor cysteine and selenocysteine tRNA species may have a modified 8/4 structure with one bulge nucleotide...
October 5, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070678/trna-misacylation-with-methionine-in-the-mouse-gut-microbiome-in-situ
#8
Michael H Schwartz, Tao Pan
Global protein mistranslation with methionine has been shown to be a conserved biological process that affords distinct functional advantages in all three domains of life. In all instances, methionine mistranslation occurs through a regulated process where low-fidelity forms of methionyl-tRNA synthetase are conditionally induced to mischarge non-methionyl-tRNAs with methionine followed by the utilization of the misacylated tRNAs in translation. In mammals, methionine mistranslation contributes to oxidative stress response; in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Aeropyrum pernix, methionine mistranslation produces proteins that are better adapted to low temperature growth; in E...
January 9, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069943/acetylation-promotes-tyrrs-nuclear-translocation-to-prevent-oxidative-damage
#9
Xuanye Cao, Chaoqun Li, Siyu Xiao, Yunlan Tang, Jing Huang, Shuan Zhao, Xueyu Li, Jixi Li, Ruilin Zhang, Wei Yu
Tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (TyrRS) is well known for its essential aminoacylation function in protein synthesis. Recently, TyrRS has been shown to translocate to the nucleus and protect against DNA damage due to oxidative stress. However, the mechanism of TyrRS nuclear localization has not yet been determined. Herein, we report that TyrRS becomes highly acetylated in response to oxidative stress, which promotes nuclear translocation. Moreover, p300/CBP-associated factor (PCAF), an acetyltransferase, and sirtuin 1 (SIRT1), a NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase, regulate the nuclear localization of TyrRS in an acetylation-dependent manner...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067952/plastomes-on-the-edge-the-evolutionary-breakdown-of-mycoheterotroph-plastid-genomes
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REVIEW
Sean W Graham, Vivienne K Y Lam, Vincent S F T Merckx
I. II. III. References SUMMARY: We examine recent evidence for ratchet-like genome degradation in mycoheterotrophs, plants that obtain nutrition from fungi. Initial loss of the NADH dehydrogenase-like (NDH) complex may often set off an irreversible evolutionary cascade of photosynthetic gene losses. Genes for plastid-encoded subunits of RNA polymerase and photosynthetic enzymes with secondary functions (Rubisco and ATP synthase) can persist initially, with nonsynchronous and quite broad windows in the relative timing of their loss...
January 9, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061879/the-complete-mitochondrial-genomes-of-two-freshwater-snails-provide-new-protein-coding-gene-rearrangement-models-and-phylogenetic-implications
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Xidong Mu, Yexin Yang, Yi Liu, Du Luo, Meng Xu, Hui Wei, Dangen Gu, Hongmei Song, Yinchang Hu
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial (mt) genome sequences are widely used for species identification and to study the phylogenetic relationships among Gastropoda. However, to date, limited data are available as taxon sampling is narrow. In this study we sequenced the complete mt genomes of the freshwater gastropods Radix swinhoei (Lymnaeidae) and Planorbarius corneus (Planorbidae). Based on these sequences, we investigated the gene rearrangement in these two species and the relationships with respect to the ancestral gene order and assessed their phylogenetic relationships...
January 6, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061744/comprehensive-evaluation-of-extracellular-small-rna-isolation-methods-from-serum-in-high-throughput-sequencing
#12
Yan Guo, Kasey Vickers, Yanhua Xiong, Shilin Zhao, Quanhu Sheng, Pan Zhang, Wanding Zhou, Charles R Flynn
BACKGROUND: DNA and RNA fractions from whole blood, serum and plasma are increasingly popular analytes that are currently under investigation for their utility in the diagnosis and staging of disease. Small non-coding ribonucleic acids (sRNAs), specifically microRNAs (miRNAs) and their variant isoforms (isomiRs), and transfer RNA (tRNA)-derived small RNAs (tDRs) comprise a repertoire of molecules particularly promising in this regard. RESULTS: In this designed study, we compared the performance of various methods and kits for isolating circulating extracellular sRNAs (ex-sRNAs)...
January 7, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060488/aminoacyl-trna-utilizing-enzymes-in-natural-product-biosynthesis
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Mireille Moutiez, Pascal Belin, Muriel Gondry
Aminoacyl-tRNAs were long thought to be involved solely in ribosome-dependent protein synthesis and essential primary metabolism processes, such as targeted protein degradation and peptidoglycan synthesis. About 10 years ago, an aminoacyl-tRNA-dependent enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of the antibiotic valanimycin was discovered in a Streptomyces strain. Far from being an isolated case, this discovery has been followed by the description of an increasing number of aminoacyl-tRNA-dependent enzymes involved in secondary metabolism...
January 6, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060253/a-method-for-measuring-rna-n-6-methyladenosine-modifications-in-cells-and-tissues
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Chao-Yung Wang, Mei-Hsiu Lin, Hui-Ting Su
N(6)-Methyladenosine (m(6)A) modifications of RNA are diverse and ubiquitous amongst eukaryotes. They occur in mRNA, rRNA, tRNA, and microRNA. Recent studies have revealed that these reversible RNA modifications affect RNA splicing, translation, degradation, and localization. Multiple physiological processes, like circadian rhythms, stem cell pluripotency, fibrosis, triglyceride metabolism, and obesity are also controlled by m(6)A modifications. Immunoprecipitation/sequencing, mass spectrometry, and modified northern blotting are some of the methods commonly employed to measure m(6)A modifications...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058688/targeted-mutagenesis-of-drosophila-rnasez-gene-by-homologous-recombination
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O V Andreenkov, E I Volkova, S A Demakov, X Xie, E B Dubrovsky, I F Zhimulev
For the first time we used a homologous recombination method to obtain complete and precise deletion of Drosophila dRNaseZ gene. In the founder line of flies in which the RNaseZ sequence was replaced by attP site, the full-length sequence of the gene was reintegrated, and its functionality was shown. This approach will allow us to generate further gene mutations in different domains of dRNaseZ protein and discover a broad spectrum and uncover functions outside of tRNA processing.
November 2016: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058511/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-a-novel-mtfmt-mutation-associated-with-selective-vulnerability-of-the-visual-pathway-and-a-mild-neurological-phenotype
#16
Roberta La Piana, Woranontee Weraarpachai, Luis H Ospina, Martine Tetreault, Jacek Majewski, G Bruce Pike, Jean-Claude Decarie, Donatella Tampieri, Bernard Brais, Eric A Shoubridge
Mitochondrial protein synthesis is initiated by formylated tRNA-methionine, which requires the activity of MTFMT, a methionyl-tRNA formyltransferase. Mutations in MTFMT have been associated with Leigh syndrome, early-onset mitochondrial leukoencephalopathy, microcephaly, ataxia, and cardiomyopathy. We identified compound heterozygous MTFMT mutations in a patient with a mild neurological phenotype and late-onset progressive visual impairment. MRI studies documented a progressive and selective involvement of the retrochiasmatic visual pathway...
January 5, 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056268/-investigation-into-the-relationship-between-mitochondrial-12-s-rrna-gene-trna-gene-and-cytochrome-oxidase-%C3%A2-gene-variations-and-the-risk-of-noise-induced-hearing-loss
#17
J Jiao, G Z Gu, G S Chen, Y H Li, H L Zhang, Q Y Yang, X R Xu, W H Zhou, H Wu, L H He, Y X Zheng, S F Yu
Objective: To explore the relationship between mitochondrial 12 S rRNA gene variation, tRNA gene variation and cytochrome oxidase Ⅱ gene point mutations and the risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Methods: A nested case-control study was performed that followed a cohort of 7 445 noise-exposed workers in a steel factory in Henan province, China, from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015. Subjects whose average hearing threshold was more than 40 dB(A) in high frequency were defined as the case group, and subjects whose average hearing threshold was less than 35 dB(A) in high frequency and less than 25 dB (A) in speech frequency were defined as the control group...
January 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053670/the-complete-genome-sequence-of-cronobacter-sakazakii-atcc-29544-t-a-food-borne-pathogen-isolated-from-a-child-s-throat
#18
Seongok Kim, You-Tae Kim, Hyunjin Yoon, Ju-Hoon Lee, Sangryeol Ryu
BACKGROUND: Cronobacter sakazakii is an emerging opportunistic pathogen that is associated with rare but life-threatening cases of severe diseases: meningitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and sepsis in premature and full-term infants. However, the pathogenesis mechanism of this pathogen remains largely unknown. To determine its pathogenesis at the genomic level, the genome of C. sakazakii ATCC 29544(T) was completely sequenced and analyzed. RESULTS: The genomic DNA, containing a circular chromosome and three plasmids, is composed of 4,511,265 bp with a GC content of 56...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049726/biochemical-evidence-for-a-nuclear-modifier-allele-a10s-in-trmu-methylaminomethyl-2-thiouridylate-methyltransferase-related-to-mitochondrial-trna-modification-in-the-phenotypic-manifestation-of-deafness-associated-12s-rrna-mutation
#19
Feilong Meng, Xiaohui Cang, Yanyan Peng, Ronghua Li, Zhengyue Zhang, Fushan Li, Qingqing Fan, Anna S Guan, Nathan Fischel-Ghosian, Xiaoli Zhao, Min-Xin Guan
Nuclear modifier gene(s) was proposed to modulate the phenotypic expression of mitochondrial DNA mutation(s). Our previous investigations revealed that a nuclear modifier allele (A10S) in TRMU (methylaminomethyl-2-thiouridylate-methyltransferase) related to tRNA modification interacts with 12S rRNA 1555A>G mutation to cause deafness. The A10S mutation resided at a highly conserved residue of the N-terminal sequence. It was hypothesized that the A10S mutation altered the structure and function of TRMU, thereby causing mitochondrial dysfunction...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043061/fars2-mutation-and-epilepsy-possible-link-with-early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Jae So Cho, Seung Hyo Kim, Ha Young Kim, Taesu Chung, Dongsup Kim, Sesong Jang, Seung Bok Lee, Seung Keun Yoo, Jongyeon Shin, Jong-Il Kim, Hunmin Kim, Hee Hwang, Jong-Hee Chae, Jieun Choi, Ki Joong Kim, Byung Chan Lim
Early-onset epileptic encephalopathy (EOEE) consists of a heterogeneous group of epilepsy phenotypes. Recent technological advances in molecular biology have also rapidly expanded the genotype of EOEE. Genes involved in diverse molecular pathways, including ion channels, synaptic structure, transcription regulation, and cellular growth, have been implicated in EOEE. Mitochondrial aminoacyl tRNA synthetase, which plays a key role in mitochondrial protein synthesis by attaching 20 different amino acids to the tRNA tail, has been recently linked with the epilepsy phenotype...
December 2, 2016: Epilepsy Research
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