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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913212/vcp-cooperates-with-ubxd1-to-degrade-mitochondrial-outer-membrane-protein-mcl1-in-model-of-huntington-s-disease
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Xing Guo, Xin Qi
Proteasome-dependent turnover of mitochondrial outer membrane (OMM)-associated proteins is one of the mechanisms for maintaining proper mitochondrial quality and function. However, the underlying pathways and their implications in human disease are poorly understood. Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by expanded CAG repeats in the N terminal of the huntingtin gene (mutant Huntingtin, mtHtt). In this study, we show an extensive degradation of the OMM protein MCL1 (Myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1) in both HD mouse striatal cells and HD patient fibroblasts...
November 29, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911788/near-atomic-structural-model-for-bacterial-dna-replication-initiation-complex-and-its-functional-insights
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Masahiro Shimizu, Yasunori Noguchi, Yukari Sakiyama, Hironori Kawakami, Tsutomu Katayama, Shoji Takada
Upon DNA replication initiation in Escherichia coli, the initiator protein DnaA forms higher-order complexes with the chromosomal origin oriC and a DNA-bending protein IHF. Although tertiary structures of DnaA and IHF have previously been elucidated, dynamic structures of oriC-DnaA-IHF complexes remain unknown. Here, combining computer simulations with biochemical assays, we obtained models at almost-atomic resolution for the central part of the oriC-DnaA-IHF complex. This complex can be divided into three subcomplexes; the left and right subcomplexes include pentameric DnaA bound in a head-to-tail manner and the middle subcomplex contains only a single DnaA...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899793/bacterial-proteases-untapped-antimicrobial-drug-targets
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Elizabeth Culp, Gerard D Wright
Bacterial proteases are an extensive collection of enzymes that have vital roles in cell viability, stress response and pathogenicity. Although their perturbation clearly offers the potential for antimicrobial drug development, both as traditional antibiotics and anti-virulence drugs, they are not yet the target of any clinically used therapeutics. Here we describe the potential for and recent progress in the development of compounds targeting bacterial proteases with a focus on AAA+ family proteolytic complexes and signal peptidases (SPs)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895739/gene-expression-profiling-of-the-8q22-24-position-in-human-breast-cancer-tspyl5-mtdh-atad2-and-ccne2-genes-are-implicated-in-oncogenesis-while-wisp1-and-ext1-genes-may-predict-a-risk-of-metastasis
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Afsoon Taghavi, Mohammad Esmaeil Akbari, Mohammad Hashemi-Bahremani, Nahid Nafissi, Ahad Khalilnezhad, Seyed Mohammad Poorhosseini, Feyzollah Hashemi-Gorji, Vahid Reza Yassaee
Gene expression profiling has been suggested to predict breast cancer outcome. The prognostic value of the 8q22-24 position in breast cancer remains to be elucidated. The present study evaluated expression patterns of the genes located at this position in metastatic and non-metastatic breast cancer. A total of 85 patients with recurrent/metastatic (n=15) and non-metastatic (n=70) early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive and lymph node-negative breast tumors were included. In addition, 15 normal breast tissue samples were used as controls...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845271/characterizing-the-mitochondrial-dna-polymerase-gamma-interactome-by-bioid-identifies-ruvbl2-localizes-to-the-mitochondria
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Sanduni U Liyanage, Etienne Coyaud, Estelle M N Laurent, Rose Hurren, Neil Maclean, Stuart R Wood, Lawrence Kazak, Aisha Shamas-Din, Ian Holt, Brian Raught, Aaron Schimmer
Human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is replicated by the mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma (POLG). Using proximity dependent biotin labelling (BioID), we characterized the POLG interactome and identified new interaction partners involved in mtDNA maintenance, transcription, translation and protein quality control. We also identified interaction with the nuclear AAA+ ATPase Ruvbl2, suggesting mitochondrial localization for this protein. Ruvbl2 was detected in mitochondria-enriched fractions in leukemic cells. Additionally, transgenic overexpression of Ruvbl2 from an alternative translation initiation site resulted in mitochondrial co-localization...
November 11, 2016: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828775/a-dynamic-molecular-basis-for-malfunction-in-disease-mutants-of-p97-vcp
#6
Anne K Schuetz, Lewis E Kay
p97/VCP is an essential, abundant AAA+ ATPase that is conserved throughout eukaryotes, with central functions in diverse processes ranging from protein degradation to DNA damage repair and membrane fusion. p97 has been implicated in the etiology of degenerative diseases and in cancer. Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy we reveal how disease-causing mutations in p97 deregulate dynamics of the N-terminal domain that binds adaptor proteins involved in controlling p97 function. Our results provide a molecular basis for understanding how malfunction occurs whereby mutations shift the ADP-bound form of the enzyme towards an ATP-like state in a manner that correlates with disease severity...
November 9, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824150/the-mutation-of-glu-at-amino-acid-3838-of-atmdn1-provokes-pleiotropic-developmental-phenotypes-in-arabidopsis
#7
Peng-Cheng Li, Shao-Wei Yu, Ke Li, Jin-Guang Huang, Xing-Jun Wang, Cheng-Chao Zheng
MDN1/Rea1, as an AAA-type ATPase, is predicted to be the largest protein involved in pre-ribosome maturation in most organisms. However, its function in plant growth and development is poorly understood. Here, we characterized a novel Arabidopsis mutant, dwarf &short root (dsr) 1, which shows pleiotropic developmental phenotypes, such as slow germination, short root, dwarf shoot, and reduced seed set under normal growth conditions. Using positional cloning, we revealed that the AtMDN1 function is impaired by a 'glutamic acid' to 'lysine' change at position 3838 of the amino acid sequence in dsr1...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814492/the-aaa-atpase-mdn1-acts-as-a-sumo-targeted-regulator-in-mammalian-pre-ribosome-remodeling
#8
Nithya Raman, Elisabeth Weir, Stefan Müller
Biogenesis of translation-competent 80S ribosomes is a multi-step process requiring the sequential action of non-ribosomal trans-acting factors. We previously identified the human PELP1-TEX10-WDR18 complex and the associated SUMO isopeptidase SENP3 as regulators of 60S maturation. We provided evidence that deconjugating SUMO from PELP1 by SENP3 is instrumental for proper ribosome biogenesis. Here we show that SUMO conjugation/deconjugation of PELP1 controls its dynamic association with the AAA ATPase MDN1, a key factor of pre-60S remodeling...
November 3, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806910/structure-and-function-of-pspa-and-vipp1-n-terminal-peptides-insights-into-the-membrane-stress-sensing-and-mitigation
#9
Christopher McDonald, Goran Jovanovic, B A Wallace, Oscar Ces, Martin Buck
The phage shock protein (Psp) response maintains integrity of the inner membrane (IM) in response to extracytoplasmic stress conditions and is widely distributed amongst enterobacteria. Its central component PspA, a member of the IM30 peripheral membrane protein family, acts as a major effector of the system through its direct association with the IM. Under non-stress conditions PspA also negatively regulates its own expression via direct interaction with the AAA+ ATPase PspF. PspA has a counterpart in cyanobacteria called Vipp1, which is implicated in protection of the thylakoid membranes...
October 30, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791164/structural-basis-for-dynamic-regulation-of-the-human-26s-proteasome
#10
Shuobing Chen, Jiayi Wu, Ying Lu, Yong-Bei Ma, Byung-Hoon Lee, Zhou Yu, Qi Ouyang, Daniel J Finley, Marc W Kirschner, Youdong Mao
The proteasome is the major engine of protein degradation in all eukaryotic cells. At the heart of this machine is a heterohexameric ring of AAA (ATPases associated with diverse cellular activities) proteins that unfolds ubiquitylated target proteins that are concurrently translocated into a proteolytic chamber and degraded into peptides. Using cryoelectron microscopy, we determined a near-atomic-resolution structure of the 2.5-MDa human proteasome in its ground state, as well as subnanometer-resolution structures of the holoenzyme in three alternative conformational states...
November 15, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786171/engineered-aaa-proteases-reveal-principles-of-proteolysis-at-the-mitochondrial-inner-membrane
#11
Hui Shi, Anthony J Rampello, Steven E Glynn
The human YME1L protease is a membrane-anchored AAA+ enzyme that controls proteostasis at the inner membrane and intermembrane space of mitochondria. Understanding how YME1L recognizes substrates and catalyses ATP-dependent degradation has been hampered by the presence of an insoluble transmembrane anchor that drives hexamerization of the catalytic domains to form the ATPase active sites. Here, we overcome this limitation by replacing the transmembrane domain with a soluble hexameric coiled coil to produce active YME1L hexamers that can be studied in vitro...
October 27, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762274/quantitative-interaction-mapping-reveals-an-extended-ubx-domain-in-aspl-that-disrupts-functional-p97-hexamers
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Anup Arumughan, Yvette Roske, Carolin Barth, Laura Lleras Forero, Kenny Bravo-Rodriguez, Alexandra Redel, Simona Kostova, Erik McShane, Robert Opitz, Katja Faelber, Kirstin Rau, Thorsten Mielke, Oliver Daumke, Matthias Selbach, Elsa Sanchez-Garcia, Oliver Rocks, Daniela Panáková, Udo Heinemann, Erich E Wanker
Interaction mapping is a powerful strategy to elucidate the biological function of protein assemblies and their regulators. Here, we report the generation of a quantitative interaction network, directly linking 14 human proteins to the AAA+ ATPase p97, an essential hexameric protein with multiple cellular functions. We show that the high-affinity interacting protein ASPL efficiently promotes p97 hexamer disassembly, resulting in the formation of stable p97:ASPL heterotetramers. High-resolution structural and biochemical studies indicate that an extended UBX domain (eUBX) in ASPL is critical for p97 hexamer disassembly and facilitates the assembly of p97:ASPL heterotetramers...
October 20, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756227/shedding-light-on-the-expansion-and-diversification-of-the-cdc48-protein-family-during-the-rise-of-the-eukaryotic-cell
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Nickias Kienle, Tobias H Kloepper, Dirk Fasshauer
BACKGROUND: A defining feature of eukaryotic cells is the presence of various distinct membrane-bound compartments with different metabolic roles. Material exchange between most compartments occurs via a sophisticated vesicle trafficking system. This intricate cellular architecture of eukaryotes appears to have emerged suddenly, about 2 billion years ago, from much less complex ancestors. How the eukaryotic cell acquired its internal complexity is poorly understood, partly because no prokaryotic precursors have been found for many key factors involved in compartmentalization...
October 18, 2016: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753622/vcp-p97-cooperates-with-yod1-ubxd1-and-plaa-to-drive-clearance-of-ruptured-lysosomes-by-autophagy
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Chrisovalantis Papadopoulos, Philipp Kirchner, Monika Bug, Daniel Grum, Lisa Koerver, Nina Schulze, Robert Poehler, Alina Dressler, Sven Fengler, Khalid Arhzaouy, Vanda Lux, Michael Ehrmann, Conrad C Weihl, Hemmo Meyer
Rupture of endosomes and lysosomes is a major cellular stress condition leading to cell death and degeneration. Here, we identified an essential role for the ubiquitin-directed AAA-ATPase, p97, in the clearance of damaged lysosomes by autophagy. Upon damage, p97 translocates to lysosomes and there cooperates with a distinct set of cofactors including UBXD1, PLAA, and the deubiquitinating enzyme YOD1, which we term ELDR components for Endo-Lysosomal Damage Response. Together, they act downstream of K63-linked ubiquitination and p62 recruitment, and selectively remove K48-linked ubiquitin conjugates from a subpopulation of damaged lysosomes to promote autophagosome formation...
October 17, 2016: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745834/rnf213-is-associated-with-intracranial-aneurysms-in-the-french-canadian-population
#15
Sirui Zhou, Amirthagowri Ambalavanan, Daniel Rochefort, Pingxing Xie, Cynthia V Bourassa, Pascale Hince, Alexandre Dionne-Laporte, Dan Spiegelman, Ziv Gan-Or, Cathy Mirarchi, Vessela Zaharieva, Nicolas Dupré, Hatasu Kobayashi, Toshiaki Hitomi, Kouji Harada, Akio Koizumi, Lan Xiong, Patrick A Dion, Guy A Rouleau
Intracranial aneurysms (IAs) are the result of focal weakness in the artery wall and have a complex genetic makeup. To date, genome-wide association and sequencing studies have had limited success in identifying IA risk factors. Distinct populations, such as the French-Canadian (FC) population, have increased IA prevalence. In our study, we used exome sequencing to prioritize risk variants in a discovery cohort of six FC families affected by IA, and the analysis revealed an increased variation burden for ring finger protein 213 (RNF213)...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740761/structural-characterization-of-arginine-fingers-identification-of-an-arginine-finger-for-the-pyrophosphatase-dutpases
#16
Gergely N Nagy, Reynier Suardiaz, Anna Lopata, Olivér Ozohanics, Károly Vékey, Bernard R Brooks, Ibolya Leveles, Judit Toth, Beata G Vertessy, Edina Rosta
Arginine finger is a highly conserved and essential residue in many GTPase and AAA+ ATPase enzymes that completes the active site from a distinct protomer, forming contacts with the γ-phosphate of the nucleotide. To date, no pyrophosphatase has been identified that employs an arginine finger fulfilling all the above properties, all essential arginine fingers are used to catalyze the cleavage of the γ-phosphate. Here, we identify and unveil the role of a conserved arginine residue in trimeric dUTPases that meets all the criteria established for arginine fingers...
October 14, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735940/ddx3-dead-box-rna-helicase-plays-a-central-role-in-mitochondrial-protein-quality-control-in-leishmania
#17
Prasad Kottayil Padmanabhan, Ouafa Zghidi-Abouzid, Mukesh Samant, Carole Dumas, Bruno Guedes Aguiar, Jerome Estaquier, Barbara Papadopoulou
DDX3 is a highly conserved member of ATP-dependent DEAD-box RNA helicases with multiple functions in RNA metabolism and cellular signaling. Here, we describe a novel function for DDX3 in regulating the mitochondrial stress response in the parasitic protozoan Leishmania. We show that genetic inactivation of DDX3 leads to the accumulation of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) associated with a defect in hydrogen peroxide detoxification. Upon stress, ROS production is greatly enhanced, causing mitochondrial membrane potential loss, mitochondrial fragmentation, and cell death...
October 13, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732872/role-of-the-%C3%AF-54-activator-interacting-domain-in-bacterial-transcription-initiation
#18
Alexander R Siegel, David E Wemmer
Bacterial sigma factors are subunits of RNA polymerase that direct the holoenzyme to specific sets of promoters in the genome and are a central element of regulating transcription. Most polymerase holoenzymes open the promoter and initiate transcription rapidly after binding. However, polymerase containing the members of the σ(54) family must be acted on by a transcriptional activator before DNA opening and initiation occur. A key domain in these transcriptional activators forms a hexameric AAA+ ATPase that acts through conformational changes brought on by ATP hydrolysis...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729194/vcp-inhibitors-induce-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-cause%C3%A2-cell-cycle-arrest-trigger-caspase-mediated-cell-death%C3%A2-and-synergistically-kill-ovarian-cancer-cells-in-combination-with-salubrinal
#19
Prabhakar Bastola, Lisa Neums, Frank J Schoenen, Jeremy Chien
Valosin-containing protein (VCP) or p97, a member of AAA-ATPase protein family, has been associated with various cellular functions including endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD), Golgi membrane reassembly, autophagy, DNA repair, and cell division. Recent studies identified VCP and ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) as synthetic lethal targets in ovarian cancer. Here, we describe the preclinical activity of VCP inhibitors in ovarian cancer. Results from our studies suggest that quinazoline-based VCP inhibitors initiate G1 cell cycle arrest, attenuate cap-dependent translation and induce programmed cell death via the intrinsic and the extrinsic modes of apoptosis...
September 28, 2016: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722820/downregulation-of-ruvbl1-inhibits-proliferation-of-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-g1-s-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-via-multiple-mechanisms
#20
Xiao-Shuai Yuan, Zhi-Tian Wang, Ye-Ji Hu, Fei-Chao Bao, Ping Yuan, Chong Zhang, Jin-Lin Cao, Wang Lv, Jian Hu
Lung cancer remains a leading cause of cancer-related mortality and morbidity worldwide, of which non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 80 %. RUVBL1 is a highly conserved eukaryotic AAA+ adenosine 5'-triphosphatase (ATPase) that has many functions highly relevant to cancer. We therefore attempted to determine the potential role of RUVBL1 in the biogenesis of lung adenocarcinoma and obtained some interesting results. Our study revealed that RUVBL1 expression was higher in lung adenocarcinoma specimens than in those of adjacent non-tumor tissues and in lung cancer cell lines than in normal lung cell lines...
October 10, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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