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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822306/xyloglucan-endotransglucosylase-hydrolases-xths-are-inactivated-by-binding-to-glass-and-cellulosic-surfaces-and-released-in-active-form-by-a-heat-stable-polymer-from-cauliflower-florets
#1
Sandra C Sharples, Tu C Nguyen-Phan, Stephen C Fry
Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase (XET) activity, which cuts and re-joins hemicellulose chains in the plant cell wall, contributing to wall assembly and growth regulation, is the major activity of XTH proteins. During purification, XTHs often lose XET activity which, however, is restored by treatment with certain cold-water-extractable, heat-stable polymers (CHPs), e.g. from cauliflower florets. It was not known whether the XTH-activating factor (XAF) present in CHPs works by promoting (e.g. allosterically) XET activity or by re-solubilising sequestered XTH proteins...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820879/a-kinetic-view-of-gpcr-allostery-and-biased-agonism
#2
J Robert Lane, Lauren T May, Robert G Parton, Patrick M Sexton, Arthur Christopoulos
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are one of the most tractable classes of drug targets. These dynamic proteins can adopt multiple active states that are linked to distinct functional outcomes. Such states can be differentially stabilized by ligands interacting with the endogenous agonist-binding orthosteric site and/or by ligands acting via spatially distinct allosteric sites, leading to the phenomena of 'biased agonism' or 'biased modulation'. These paradigms are having a major impact on modern drug discovery, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that 'kinetic context', at the level of both ligand-receptor and receptor-signal pathway kinetics, can have a profound impact on the observation and quantification of these phenomena...
August 18, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820325/small-alarmone-synthetases-as-novel-bacterial-rna-binding-proteins
#3
Vasili Hauryliuk, Gemma C Atkinson
The alarmone nucleotides guanosine pentaphosphate (pppGpp) and tetraphosphate (ppGpp), collectively referred to as (p)ppGpp, are key regulators of bacterial growth, stress adaptation, antibiotic tolerance and pathogenicity. We have recently shown that the Small Alarmone Synthetase (SAS) RelQ from the Gram-positive pathogen Enterococcus faecalis has an RNA-binding activity (Beljantseva et al. 2017). RelQ's activities as an enzyme and as a RNA-binding protein are mutually incompatible: binding of single-stranded RNA potently inhibits (p)ppGpp synthesis in a sequence-specific manner, and RelQ's enzymatic activity destabilizes the RNA:RelQ complex...
August 18, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819560/a-novel-peptide-blocking-cancer-cell-invasion-by-structure-based-drug-design
#4
Yuki Yamada, Seiji Kanayama, Fuminori Ito, Noriyuki Kurita, Hiroshi Kobayashi
The receptor for the urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA), uPAR, facilitates tumor cell invasion and metastasis by focusing on several ligands, including uPA, integrins and vitronectin. With computational prediction algorithms and structure-based drug design, we identified peptides containing the Gly-Lys-Gly-Glu-Gly-Glu-Gly-Lys-Gly sequence (peptide H1), which strongly interacts with uPAR. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of allosteric inhibition at the uPAR interface using a novel synthetic peptide and its function on ovarian cancer cell invasion...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819281/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-the-bcr-abl1-allosteric-inhibitor-asciminib
#5
W Qiang, O Antelope, M S Zabriskie, A D Pomicter, N A Vellore, P Szankasi, D Rea, J M Cayuela, T W Kelley, M W Deininger, T O'Hare
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 18 August 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.264.
August 18, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819010/new-insight-on-the-s100a1-stip1-complex-highlights-the-important-relationship-between-allostery-and-entropy-in-protein-function
#6
Nathaniel V Nucci
Calcium signaling serves as a nexus of many vital cellular processes. Of particular importance is the role the calcium signaling plays in the prevention of protein misfolding, and the S100 family of calcium-binding proteins is a key player in this pathway. While the S100 proteins carry out a range of roles, the interaction of S100A1 and the stress-inducible phosphoprotein 1 (STIP1) has been shown to be particularly important. A recent study by Maciejewski et al. in Biochemical Journal (Biochemical Journal (2017) 474, 1853-1866) revealed new insights into the nature of the S100A1-STIP1 interaction...
August 17, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817277/discovery-and-characterization-of-r-6-neopentyl-2-pyridin-2-ylmethoxy-6-7-dihydropyrimido-2-1-c-1-4-oxazin-4-9h-one-pf-06462894-an-alkyne-lacking-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5-negative-allosteric-modulator-profiled-in-both-rat-and-non-human-primates
#7
Antonia F Stepan, Michelle M Claffey, Matthew R Reese, Gayatri Balan, Gabriela Barreiro, Jason Barricklow, Michael J Bohanon, Brian P Boscoe, Gregg D Cappon, Lois K Chenard, Julie Cianfrogna, Laigao Chen, Karen J Coffman, Susan E Drozda, Joshua R Dunetz, Somraj Ghosh, Xinjun Hou, Christopher Houle, Kapil Karki, John T Lazzaro, Jessica Y Mancuso, John M Marcek, Emily L Miller, Mark A Moen, Steven V O'Neil, Isao Sakurada, Marc Skaddan, Vinod Parikh, Deborah L Smith, Patrick E Trapa, Jamison B Tuttle, Patrick R Verhoest, Daniel P Walker, Annie C Won, Ann S Wright, Jessica Whritenour, Kenneth Zasadny, Margaret M Zaleska, Lei Zhang, Christopher L Shaffer
We previously observed a cutaneous type IV immune response in non-human primates (NHP) with the mGlu5 negative allosteric modulator (NAM) 7. To determine if this adverse event was chemotype- or mechanism-based, we evaluated a distinct series of mGlu5 NAMs. Increasing the sp(3) character of high-throughput screening hit 40 afforded a novel morpholinopyrimidone mGlu5 NAM series. Its prototype, (R)-6-neopentyl-2-(pyridin-2-ylmethoxy)-6,7-dihydropyrimido[2,1-c][1,4]oxazin-4(9H)-one (PF-06462894, 8), possessed favorable properties and a predicted low clinical dose (2 mg twice daily)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817257/cation-anion-arrangement-patterns-in-self-assembled-pd2l4-and-pd4l8-coordination-cages
#8
Guido H Clever, Philip Punt
Compounds featuring one-dimensional regular arrangements of stacked metal complexes and alternating [cation-anion]∞ sequences have raised considerable interest owing to their peculiar electronic and optical properties as well as guest inclusion capabilities. While traditional ways to realize these structural motifs rely on crystalline compounds, exclusively existing in the solid state, recent progress in the area of metal-mediated supramolecular self-assembly allows for the rational synthesis of structurally well-defined short stretches of stacked metal complexes and cation-anion arrangements...
August 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816242/effect-of-the-mglur5-nam-basimglurant-on-behavior-in-adolescents-and-adults-with-fragile-x-syndrome-in-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-fragxis-phase-2-results
#9
Eriene A Youssef, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Christian Czech, Randi J Hagerman, David Hessl, Chin Y Wong, Michael Rabbia, Dennis Deptula, Amy John, Russell Kinch, Philip Drewitt, Lothar Lindemann, Moritz Marcinowski, Rachel Langland, Carsten Horn, Paulo Fontoura, Luca Santarelli, Jorge A Quiroz
Preclinical data suggests that inhibition of the mGluR5 receptor might hold therapeutic benefits in Fragile X syndrome (FXS). Treatment of Fmr1 knockout mice with mGluR5-negative allosteric modulators (NAMs) has been reported to correct a broad range of phenotypes related to FXS. The early short-term clinical trials with mGluR5 NAMs, including basimglurant, assessing the effects in individuals with FXS, were supportive of further exploration in larger, well-controlled trials. We evaluated basimglurant, a potent and selective mGluR5 NAM, in a 12-week, double-blind, parallel-group study of 183 adults and adolescents (aged 14-50, mean 23...
August 17, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815022/modeling-of-ras-complexes-supports-roles-in-cancer-for-less-studied-partners
#10
H Billur Engin, Daniel Carlin, Dexter Pratt, Hannah Carter
BACKGROUND: RAS protein interactions have predominantly been studied in the context of the RAF and PI3kinase oncogenic pathways. Structural modeling and X-ray crystallography have demonstrated that RAS isoforms bind to canonical downstream effector proteins in these pathways using the highly conserved switch I and II regions. Other non-canonical RAS protein interactions have been experimentally identified, however it is not clear whether these proteins also interact with RAS via the switch regions...
2017: BMC Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814546/mglu7-potentiation-rescues-cognitive-social-and-respiratory-phenotypes-in-a-mouse-model-of-rett-syndrome
#11
Rocco G Gogliotti, Rebecca K Senter, Nicole M Fisher, Jeffrey Adams, Rocio Zamorano, Adam G Walker, Anna L Blobaum, Darren W Engers, Corey R Hopkin, J Scott Daniels, Carrie K Jones, Craig W Lindsley, Zixiu Xiang, P Jeffrey Conn, Colleen M Niswender
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene. The cognitive impairments seen in mouse models of RTT correlate with deficits in long-term potentiation (LTP) at Schaffer collateral (SC)-CA1 synapses in the hippocampus. Metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 (mGlu7) is the predominant mGlu receptor expressed presynaptically at SC-CA1 synapses in adult mice, and its activation on GABAergic interneurons is necessary for induction of LTP. We demonstrate that pathogenic mutations in MECP2 reduce mGlu7 protein expression in brain tissue from RTT patients and in MECP2-deficient mouse models...
August 16, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814238/structural-insights-for-drugs-developed-for-phospholipase-d-enzymes
#12
Kimberly Stieglitz
BACKGROUND: In recent years human phospholipase D enzymes (PLD1 and PLD2 isozymes) have emerged as drug targets for various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, infectious diseases and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The interest in PLD as a drug target is due to the fact that PLD enzymes belong to a superfamily of phospholipases that are essential to intracellular and extracellular signaling. Many bioactive lipid signaling molecules are generated by these enzymes including phosphatidic and lysophosphatidic acid, arachidonic acid, and diacylglycerol (DAG)...
August 15, 2017: Current Drug Discovery Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813418/mechanism-of-intracellular-allosteric-%C3%AE-2ar-antagonist-revealed-by-x-ray-crystal-structure
#13
Xiangyu Liu, Seungkirl Ahn, Alem W Kahsai, Kai-Cheng Meng, Naomi R Latorraca, Biswaranjan Pani, A J Venkatakrishnan, Ali Masoudi, William I Weis, Ron O Dror, Xin Chen, Robert J Lefkowitz, Brian K Kobilka
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) pose challenges for drug discovery efforts because of the high degree of structural homology in the orthosteric pocket, particularly for GPCRs within a single subfamily, such as the nine adrenergic receptors. Allosteric ligands may bind to less-conserved regions of these receptors and therefore are more likely to be selective. Unlike orthosteric ligands, which tonically activate or inhibit signalling, allosteric ligands modulate physiologic responses to hormones and neurotransmitters, and may therefore have fewer adverse effects...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812955/igg-cooperativity-is-there-allostery-implications-for-antibody-functions-and-therapeutic-antibody-development
#14
Danlin Yang, Rachel Kroe-Barrett, Sanjaya Singh, Christopher J Roberts, Thomas M Laue
A central dogma in immunology is that an antibody's in vivo functionality is mediated by two independent events: antigen binding by the variable (V) region, followed by effector activation by the constant (C) region. However, this view has recently been challenged by reports suggesting allostery exists between the two regions, triggered by conformational changes or configurational differences. The possibility of allosteric signals propagating through the IgG domains complicates our understanding of the antibody structure-function relationship, and challenges the current subclass selection process in therapeutic antibody design...
August 16, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809075/allosteric-modulation-of-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-2-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptors-desformylflustrabromine-potentiates-antiallodynic-response-of-nicotine-in-a-mouse-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#15
D Bagdas, D Ergun, A Jackson, W Toma, M K Schulte, M I Damaj
BACKGROUND: Neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are ligand-gated ion channels. The α4β2 subtype of nAChRs plays an important role in the mediation of pain and several nicotine-evoked responses. Agonists and partial agonists of α4β2 nAChRs show efficacy in animal pain models. In addition, the antinociceptive properties of nicotine, a non-selective nAChR agonist with a high affinity for α4β2 nAChRs, is well-known. There is a growing body of evidence pointing to allosteric modulation of nAChRs as an alternative treatment strategy in experimental pain...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808266/in-silico-analysis-of-glanzmann-variants-of-calf-1-domain-of-%C3%AE-iib%C3%AE-3-integrin-revealed-dynamic-allosteric-effect
#16
Matthieu Goguet, Tarun Jairaj Narwani, Rachel Petermann, Vincent Jallu, Alexandre G de Brevern
Integrin αIIbβ3 mediates platelet aggregation and thrombus formation. In a rare hereditary bleeding disorder, Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT), αIIbβ3 expression / function are impaired. The impact of deleterious missense mutations on the complex structure remains unclear. Long independent molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were performed for 7 GT variants and reference structure of the Calf-1 domain of αIIb. Simulations were analysed using a structural alphabet to describe local protein conformations. Common and flexible regions as well as deformable zones were observed in all the structures...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808063/phylogenetic-sequence-analysis-and-functional-studies-reveal-compensatory-amino-acid-substitutions-in-loop-2-of-human-ribonucleotide-reductase
#17
Andrew J Knappenberger, Sneha Grandhi, Reena Sheth, Md Faiz Ahmad, Rajesh Viswanathan, Michael E Harris
Eukaryotic class I ribonucleotide reductases (RRs) generate deoxyribonucleotides for DNA synthesis. Binding of dNTP effectors is coupled to the formation of active dimers and induces conformational changes in a short loop (loop 2) to regulate RR's specificity among its nucleoside diphosphate (NDP) substrates. Moreover, ATP and dATP bind at an additional allosteric site 40 Å away from loop 2 and thereby drive formation of activated or inactive hexamers, respectively. To better understand how dNTP binding influences specificity, activity, and oligomerization of human RR, we aligned >300 eukaryotic RR sequences to examine natural sequence variation in loop 2...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808053/navigating-the-conformational-landscape-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinases-during-allosteric-activation
#18
Xin-Qiu Yao, M Claire Cato, Emily Labudde, Tyler S Beyett, John J G Tesmer, Barry J Grant
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are essential for transferring extracellular signals into carefully choreographed intracellular responses controlling diverse aspects of cell physiology. The duration of GPCR mediated signaling is primarily regulated via GPCR kinase (GRK)-mediated phosphorylation of activated receptors. Although many GRK structures have been reported, the mechanisms underlying GRK activation are not well understood, in part because it is unknown how these structures map to the conformational landscape available to this enzyme family...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808043/allosteric-alterations-in-the-androgen-receptor-and-activity-in-prostate-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Takuma Uo, Stephen R Plymate, Cynthia C Sprenger
Organisms have evolved to generate biological complexity in their proteome and transcriptome from a limited number of genes. This concept holds true for the androgen receptor, which displays a diversity of inclusion/exclusion events in its structural motifs as a mechanism of resistance to the most forefront anti-androgen therapies. More than 20 androgen receptor variants that lack various portions of ligand-binding domain have been identified in human prostate cancer (PCa) samples. Most of the variants are inactive on their own, with a few exceptions displaying constitutive activity...
September 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807514/highly-selective-activation-of-heat-shock-protein-70-by-allosteric-regulation-provides-an-insight-into-efficient-neuroinflammation-inhibition
#20
Li-Chao Wang, Li-Xi Liao, Hai-Ning Lv, Dan Liu, Wei Dong, Jian Zhu, Jin-Feng Chen, Meng-Ling Shi, Ge Fu, Xiao-Min Song, Yong Jiang, Ke-Wu Zeng, Peng-Fei Tu
Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) is widely involved in immune disorders, making it as an attractive drug target for inflammation diseases. Nonselective induction of Hsp70 upregulation for inflammation therapy could cause extensive interference in inflammation-unrelated protein functions, potentially resulting in side effects. Nevertheless, direct pharmacological activation of Hsp70 via targeting specific functional amino acid residue may provide an insight into precise Hsp70 function regulation and a more satisfactory treatment effect for inflammation, which has not been extensively focused...
August 9, 2017: EBioMedicine
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