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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808481/cul4b-is-a-novel-prognostic-marker-in-cholangiocarcinoma
#1
Pengyu Li, Lili Zhang, Muyi Yang, Mei Qi, Xing Jin, Bo Han
Cullin 4B (Cul4B), a scaffold protein that assembles the ubiquitin ligase complex, is involved in a wide variety of physiological and developmental processes, such as cell cycle progression, DNA damage response and gene expression regulation. Cul4B is overexpressed in various solid tumors. However, the prognostic value and role of Cul4B in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is largely unknown. The present study demonstrated that Cul4B was overexpressed in 21 (26.6%) of 79 patients with intrahepatic CCA, and in 40 (28...
August 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806397/mdm2-promotes-cdc25c-protein-degradation-and-delays-cell-cycle-progression-through-the-g2-m-phase
#2
L E Giono, L Resnick-Silverman, L A Carvajal, S St Clair, J J Manfredi
Upon different types of stress, the gene encoding the mitosis-promoting phosphatase Cdc25C is transcriptionally repressed by p53, contributing to p53's enforcement of a G2 cell cycle arrest. In addition, Cdc25C protein stability is also decreased following DNA damage. Mdm2, another p53 target gene, encodes a ubiquitin ligase that negatively regulates p53 levels by ubiquitination. Ablation of Mdm2 by siRNA led to an increase in p53 protein and repression of Cdc25C gene expression. However, Cdc25C protein levels were actually increased following Mdm2 depletion...
August 14, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806172/mobilization-of-line-1-retrotransposons-is-restricted-by-tex19-1-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#3
Marie MacLennan, Marta García-Cañadas, Judith Reichmann, Elena Khazina, Gabriele Wagner, Christopher J Playfoot, Carmen Salvador-Palomeque, Abigail R Mann, Paula Peressini, Laura Sanchez, Karen Dobie, David Read, Chao-Chun Hung, Ragnhild Eskeland, Richard R Meehan, Oliver Weichenrieder, Jose Luis García-Pérez, Ian R Adams
Mobilization of retrotransposons to new genomic locations is a significant driver of mammalian genome evolution, but these mutagenic events can also cause genetic disorders. In humans, retrotransposon mobilization is mediated primarily by proteins encoded by LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons, which mobilize in pluripotent cells early in development. Here we show that TEX19.1, which is induced by developmentally programmed DNA hypomethylation, can directly interact with the L1-encoded protein L1-ORF1p, stimulate its polyubiquitylation and degradation, and restrict L1 mobilization...
August 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803780/methylation-of-dna-ligase-1-by-g9a-glp-recruits-uhrf1-to-replicating-dna-and-regulates-dna-methylation
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Laure Ferry, Alexandra Fournier, Takeshi Tsusaka, Guillaume Adelmant, Tadahiro Shimazu, Shohei Matano, Olivier Kirsh, Rachel Amouroux, Naoshi Dohmae, Takehiro Suzuki, Guillaume J Filion, Wen Deng, Maud de Dieuleveult, Lauriane Fritsch, Srikanth Kudithipudi, Albert Jeltsch, Heinrich Leonhardt, Petra Hajkova, Jarrod A Marto, Kyohei Arita, Yoichi Shinkai, Pierre-Antoine Defossez
DNA methylation is an essential epigenetic mark in mammals that has to be re-established after each round of DNA replication. The protein UHRF1 is essential for this process; it has been proposed that the protein targets newly replicated DNA by cooperatively binding hemi-methylated DNA and H3K9me2/3, but this model leaves a number of questions unanswered. Here, we present evidence for a direct recruitment of UHRF1 by the replication machinery via DNA ligase 1 (LIG1). A histone H3K9-like mimic within LIG1 is methylated by G9a and GLP and, compared with H3K9me2/3, more avidly binds UHRF1...
August 4, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797244/a-lowered-26s-proteasome-activity-correlates-with-mantle-lymphoma-cell-lines-resistance-to-genotoxic-stress
#5
Khaoula Ben Younes, Simon Body, Élodie Costé, Pierre-Julien Viailly, Hadjer Miloudi, Clémence Coudre, Fabrice Jardin, Fatma Ben Aissa-Fennira, Brigitte Sola
BACKGROUND: Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a B-cell hemopathy characterized by the t(11;14) translocation and the aberrant overexpression of cyclin D1. This results in an unrestrained cell proliferation. Other genetic alterations are common in MCL cells such as SOX11 expression, mutations of ATM and/or TP53 genes, activation of the NF-κB signaling pathway and NOTCH receptors. These alterations lead to the deregulation of the apoptotic machinery and resistance to drugs. We observed that among a panel of MCL cell lines, REC1 cells were resistant towards genotoxic stress...
August 10, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791251/combining-oncolytic-adenovirus-with-radiation-a-paradigm-for-the-future-of-radiosensitization
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REVIEW
Sean M O'Cathail, Tzveta D Pokrovska, Timothy S Maughan, Kerry D Fisher, Leonard W Seymour, Maria A Hawkins
Oncolytic viruses and radiotherapy represent two diverse areas of cancer therapy, utilizing quite different treatment modalities and with non-overlapping cytotoxicity profiles. It is, therefore, an intriguing possibility to consider that oncolytic ("cancer-killing") viruses may act as cancer-selective radiosensitizers, enhancing the therapeutic consequences of radiation treatment on tumors while exerting minimal effects on normal tissue. There is a solid mechanistic basis for this potential synergy, with many viruses having developed strategies to inhibit cellular DNA repair pathways in order to protect themselves, during genome replication, from unwanted interference by cell processes that are normally triggered by DNA damage...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780862/structure-and-dynamics-of-an-intrinsically-disordered-protein-region-that-partially-folds-upon-binding-by-chemical-exchange-nmr
#7
Cyril Charlier, Guillaume Bouvignies, Philippe Pelupessy, Astrid Walrant, Rodrigue Marquant, Mikhail Kozlov, Pablo De Ioannes, Nicolas Bolik-Coulon, Sandrine Sagan, Patricia Cortes, Aneel K Aggarwal, Ludovic Carlier, Fabien Ferrage
Many intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and protein regions (IDRs) engage in transient, yet specific, interactions with a variety of protein partners. Often, if not always, interactions with a protein partner lead to partial folding of the IDR. Characterizing the conformational space of such complexes is challenging: in solution-state NMR, signals of the IDR in the interacting region become broad, weak and often invisible; while X-ray crystallography only provides information on fully ordered regions...
August 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780322/reduction-of-oxidative-damages-induced-by-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-correlates-with-induction-of-the-nrf2-pathway-by-gspe-supplementation-in-mice
#8
Linpeng Niu, Mengjiao Shao, Yuan Liu, Jinfeng Hu, Ruofan Li, Heran Xie, Lixiao Zhou, Lei Shi, Rong Zhang, Yujie Niu
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) are widely used to additives in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, paints and foods. Recent studies have demonstrated that TiO2 NPs increased the risk of cancer and the mechanism might relate with oxidative stress. Grape seed procyanidin extract (GSPE) is a natural compound which has been demonstrated to possess a wide array of pharmacological and biochemical actions, including anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and antioxidant properties. Our data show that GSPE prevents the changes of histopathology and biomarkers in heart, liver and kidney that occur in mice exposed to TiO2 NPs...
August 2, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769019/intrinsic-ubiquitin-e3-ligase-activity-of-histone-acetyltransferase-hbo1-for-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE
#9
Masayoshi Iizuka, Takao Susa, Mimi Tamamori-Adachi, Hiroko Okinaga, Tomoki Okazaki
Estrogen receptors (ER) are important transcription factors to relay signals from estrogen and to regulate proliferation of some of breast cancers. The cycling of estrogen-induced DNA binding and ubiquitin-linked proteolysis of ER potentiates ER-mediated transcription. Indeed, several transcriptional coactivators for ER-dependent transcription ubiquitinate ER. Histone acetyltransferase (HAT) Hbo1/KAT7/MYST2, involved in global histone acetylation, DNA replication, transcription, and cellular proliferation, promotes proteasome-dependent degradation of ERα through ubiquitination...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768199/loss-of-brap-results-in-premature-g1-s-phase-transition-and-impeded-neural-progenitor-differentiation
#10
Alison A Lanctot, Yan Guo, Yicong Le, Brittany M Edens, Richard S Nowakowski, Yuanyi Feng
Cells initiate fate decisions during G1 phase by converting extracellular signals into distinctive cell cycle kinetics. The DNA replication timing is determined in G1 phase; lengthened G1 and hastened S phases correlate with increased neurogenic propensity of neural progenitor cells (NPCs), although the underlying molecular control remains elusive. Here, we report that proper G1 phase completion in NPCs requires Brap, a Ras-Erk signaling modulator with ubiquitin E3 ligase activity. We identified Skp2 and Skp2-associated SCF ubiquitin ligase as a key target of Brap-mediated polyubiquitination...
August 1, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763789/ubiquitination-of-sting-at-lysine-224-controls-irf3-activation
#11
Guoxin Ni, Hiroyasu Konno, Glen N Barber
Cytosolic DNA species derived from invading microbes or leaked from the nuclear or mitochondrial compartments of the cell can trigger the induction of host defense genes by activating the endoplasmic reticulum-associated protein STING (stimulator of interferon genes). Using a mass spectrometry-based approach, we show that after association with cyclic dinucleotides, delivery of Tank-binding kinase 1 to interferon regulatory factors (IRFs), such as IRF3, relies on K63-linked ubiquitination of K224 on STING. Blocking K224 ubiquitination specifically prevented IRF3 but not nuclear factor κB activation, additionally indicating that STING trafficking is not required to stimulate the latter signaling pathway...
May 5, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761124/phaeocystis-globosa-virus-dna-polymerase-x-a-swiss-army-knife-multifunctional-dna-polymerase-lyase-ligase-for-base-excision-repair
#12
José L Fernández-García, Ana de Ory, Corina P D Brussaard, Miguel de Vega
Phaeocystis globosa virus 16T is a giant virus that belongs to the so-called nucleo-cytoplasmic large DNA virus (NCLDV) group. Its linear dsDNA genome contains an almost full complement of genes required to participate in viral base excision repair (BER). Among them is a gene coding for a bimodular protein consisting of an N-terminal Polβ-like core fused to a C-terminal domain (PgVPolX), which shows homology with NAD(+)-dependent DNA ligases. Analysis of the biochemical features of the purified enzyme revealed that PgVPolX is a multifunctional protein that could act as a "Swiss army knife" enzyme during BER since it is endowed with: 1) a template-directed DNA polymerization activity, preferentially acting on DNA structures containing gaps; 2) 5'-deoxyribose-5-phosphate (dRP) and abasic (AP) site lyase activities; and 3) an NAD(+)-dependent DNA ligase activity...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760956/poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-1-escorts-xpc-to-uv-induced-dna-lesions-during-nucleotide-excision-repair
#13
Mihaela Robu, Rashmi G Shah, Nupur K Purohit, Pengbo Zhou, Hanspeter Naegeli, Girish M Shah
Xeroderma pigmentosum C (XPC) protein initiates the global genomic subpathway of nucleotide excision repair (GG-NER) for removal of UV-induced direct photolesions from genomic DNA. The XPC has an inherent capacity to identify and stabilize at the DNA lesion sites, and this function is facilitated in the genomic context by UV-damaged DNA-binding protein 2 (DDB2), which is part of a multiprotein UV-DDB ubiquitin ligase complex. The nuclear enzyme poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) has been shown to facilitate the lesion recognition step of GG-NER via its interaction with DDB2 at the lesion site...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759779/synthetic-lethality-between-murine-dna-repair-factors-xlf-and-dna-pkcs-is-rescued-by-inactivation-of-ku70
#14
Mengtan Xing, Magnar Bjørås, Jeremy A Daniel, Frederick W Alt, Valentyn Oksenych
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are recognized and repaired by the Classical Non-Homologous End-Joining (C-NHEJ) and Homologous Recombination pathways. C-NHEJ includes the core Ku70 and Ku80 (or Ku86) heterodimer that binds DSBs and thus promotes recruitment of accessory downstream NHEJ factors XLF, PAXX, DNA-PKcs, Artemis and other core subunits, XRCC4 and DNA Ligase 4 (Lig4). In the absence of core C-NHEJ factors, DNA repair can be performed by Alternative End-Joining, which likely depends on DNA Ligase 1 and DNA Ligase 3...
July 26, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759035/sall4-promotes-glycolysis-and-chromatin-remodeling-via-modulating-hp1%C3%AE-glut1-pathway
#15
J Kim, S Xu, L Xiong, L Yu, X Fu, Y Xu
SALL4 has recently been identified to promote chemo-resistance in multiple types of cancer, but the underlying mechanism remains to be fully established. Open chromatin structure is important for DNA damage response (DDR) and DNA repair. Here, we demonstrate that SALL4 promotes open chromatin by destabilizing heterochromatin protein 1α (HP1α) by recruiting ubiquitin E3 ligase CUL4B to HP1α. The silencing of SALL4 in cancer cells decreased the expression levels of Glut1 and inhibited glycolysis in cancer cells...
July 31, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754805/retroviral-insertional-mutagenesis-implicates-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-rnf168-in-the-control-of-cell-proliferation-and-survival
#16
Aytug Kizilors, Mark R Pickard, Cathleen E Schulte, Kiren Yacqub-Usman, Nicola J McCarthy, Shu-Uin Gan, David Darling, Joop Gäken, Gwyn T Williams, Farzin Farzaneh
The E3 ubiquitin ligase RNF168 is a ring finger protein that has previously been identified to play an important regulatory role in the repair of double-strand DNA breaks.  In the present study, an unbiased forward genetics functional screen in mouse granulocyte/ macrophage progenitor cell line FDCP1 has identified E3 ubiquitin ligase RNF168 as a key regulator of cell survival and proliferation. Our data indicate that RNF168 is an important component of the mechanisms controlling cell fate, not only in human and mouse haematopoietic growth factor-dependent cells, but also in the human breast epithelial cell line MCF-7...
July 27, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751376/kinetic-analyses-of-single-strand-break-repair-by-human-dna-ligase-iii-isoforms-reveals-biochemical-differences-from-dna-ligase-i
#17
Justin R McNally, Patrick J O'Brien
Humans have three genes encoding DNA ligases with conserved structural features and activities, but they also have notable differences. The LIG3 gene encodes a ubiquitous isoform in all tissues (LIG3α) and a germ line-specific splicing isoform (LIG3β) that differ in the C-terminal domain. Both isoforms are found in the nucleus and the mitochondria. Here, we determined the kinetics and thermodynamics of single-strand break ligation by LIG3α and LIG3β, and compared this framework to that of LIG1, the nuclear replicative ligase...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749957/delineation-of-the-role-of-chromatin-assembly-and-the-rtt101mms1-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-in-dna-damage-checkpoint-recovery-in-budding-yeast
#18
Li-Ting Diao, Chin-Chuan Chen, Briana Dennehey, Sangita Pal, Pingping Wang, Zie-Jie Shen, Angela Deem, Jessica K Tyler
The DNA damage checkpoint is activated in response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). We had previously shown that chromatin assembly mediated by the histone chaperone Asf1 triggers inactivation of the DNA damage checkpoint in yeast after DSB repair, also called checkpoint recovery. Here we show that chromatin assembly factor 1 (CAF-1) also contributes to chromatin reassembly after DSB repair, explaining its role in checkpoint recovery. Towards understanding how chromatin assembly promotes checkpoint recovery, we find persistent presence of the damage sensors Ddc1 and Ddc2 after DSB repair in asf1 mutants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749033/co-occurring-down-syndrome-and-sucla2-related-mitochondrial-depletion-syndrome
#19
Natario L Couser, Daniel S Marchuk, Laurie D Smith, Alexandra Arreola, Kathleen A Kaiser-Rogers, Joseph Muenzer, Arti Pandya, Muge Gucsavas-Calikoglu, Cynthia M Powell
Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome 5 (MIM 612073) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by homozygous or compound heterozygous pathogenic variants in the beta subunit of the succinate-CoA ligase gene located within the 13q14 band. We describe two siblings of Hispanic descent with SUCLA2-related mitochondrial depletion syndrome (encephalomyopathic form with methylmalonic aciduria); the older sibling is additionally affected with trisomy 21. SUCLA2 sequencing identified homozygous p.Arg284Cys pathogenic variants in both patients...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747503/identification-of-vaccinia-virus-replisome-and-transcriptome-proteins-by-ipond-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry
#20
Tatiana G Senkevich, George Katsafanas, Andrea Weisberg, Lisa R Olano, Bernard Moss
Poxviruses replicate within the cytoplasm and encode proteins for DNA and mRNA synthesis. To investigate poxvirus replication and transcription from a new perspective, we incorporated 5-ethynyl-2' -deoxyuridine (EdU) into nascent DNA in cells infected with vaccinia virus (VACV). The EdU-labeled DNA was conjugated to fluor- or biotin-azide and visualized by confocal, super resolution and transmission electron microscopy. Nuclear labeling decreased dramatically after infection, accompanied by intense labeling of cytoplasmic foci...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
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