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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642456/predicting-conformational-ensembles-and-genome-wide-transcription-factor-binding-sites-from-dna-sequences
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Munazah Andrabi, Andrew Paul Hutchins, Diego Miranda-Saavedra, Hidetoshi Kono, Ruth Nussinov, Kenji Mizuguchi, Shandar Ahmad
DNA shape is emerging as an important determinant of transcription factor binding beyond just the DNA sequence. The only tool for large scale DNA shape estimates, DNAshape was derived from Monte-Carlo simulations and predicts four broad and static DNA shape features, Propeller twist, Helical twist, Minor groove width and Roll. The contributions of other shape features e.g. Shift, Slide and Opening cannot be evaluated using DNAshape. Here, we report a novel method DynaSeq, which predicts molecular dynamics-derived ensembles of a more exhaustive set of DNA shape features...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634300/understanding-the-mechanical-response-of-double-stranded-dna-and-rna-under-constant-stretching-forces-using-all-atom-molecular-dynamics
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Alberto Marin-Gonzalez, J G Vilhena, Ruben Perez, Fernando Moreno-Herrero
Multiple biological processes involve the stretching of nucleic acids (NAs). Stretching forces induce local changes in the molecule structure, inhibiting or promoting the binding of proteins, which ultimately affects their functionality. Understanding how a force induces changes in the structure of NAs at the atomic level is a challenge. Here, we use all-atom, microsecond-long molecular dynamics to simulate the structure of dsDNA and dsRNA subjected to stretching forces up to 20 pN. We determine all of the elastic constants of dsDNA and dsRNA and provide an explanation for three striking differences in the mechanical response of these two molecules: the threefold softer stretching constant obtained for dsRNA, the opposite twist-stretch coupling, and its nontrivial force dependence...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608338/dissecting-the-subnuclear-localization-patterns-of-argonaute-proteins-and-other-components-of-the-rna-directed-dna-methylation-pathway-in-plants
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Cheng-Guo Duan, Jian-Kang Zhu
RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) is a nuclear pathway which is comprised of multiple main and accessory protein components, including two plant-specific DNA-dependent RNA polymerases, Pol IV and Pol V, and argonaute (AGO) proteins. Regulation in the RdDM pathway can be achieved via multiple mechanisms, including the spatial distribution of different RdDM components. Here we describe a protocol for dissecting the subnuclear localization of AGO proteins and other RdDM components, including nuclei extraction from seedlings, slide preparation, and subsequent immunostaining...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595329/a-mechanism-for-a-single-nucleotide-intron-shift
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Erzsébet Fekete, Michel Flipphi, Norbert Ág, Napsugár Kavalecz, Gustavo Cerqueira, Claudio Scazzocchio, Levente Karaffa
Spliceosomal introns can occupy nearby rather than identical positions in orthologous genes (intron sliding or shifting). Stwintrons are complex intervening sequences, where an 'internal' intron interrupts one of the sequences essential for splicing, generating after its excision, a newly formed canonical intron defined as 'external'. In one experimentally demonstrated configuration, two alternatively excised internal introns, overlapping by one G, disrupt respectively the donor and the acceptor sequence of an external intron, leading to mRNAs encoding identical proteins...
June 8, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594167/toward-an-expanded-genome-structural-and-computational-characterization-of-an-artificially-expanded-genetic-information-system
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Nigel G J Richards, Millie M Georgiadis
Although the fundamental properties of DNA as first proposed by Watson and Crick in 1953 provided a basic understanding of how duplex DNA was organized and might be replicated, it was not until the first crystal structures of DNA (Z-DNA in 1979, B-DNA in 1980, and A-DNA in 1982) that the true complexity of the molecule began to be appreciated. Many crystal structures of oligonucleotides have since shed light on the helical forms that "Watson-Crick" DNA can adopt, their associated groove widths, and the properties of the nucleobase pairs and their interactions in all three helical forms...
June 8, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590137/monitoring-the-retention-of-human-pcna-at-primer-template-junctions-by-proteins-that-bind-single-stranded-dna
#6
Mark Hedglin, Mahesh Aitha, Stephen J Benkovic
In humans, PCNA sliding clamps encircling DNA coordinate various aspects of DNA metabolism throughout the cell cycle. A critical aspect of this is restricting PCNA to the vicinity of its DNA target site. For example, PCNA must be maintained at/near primer/template (P/T) junctions during DNA synthesis. With a diverse array of cellular factors implicated, many of which interact with PCNA, DNA, or both, it is unknown how this critical feat is achieved. Furthermore, current biochemical assays that examine the retention of PCNA near P/T junctions are inefficient, discontinuous, qualitative, and significantly deviate from physiologically-relevant conditions...
June 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531371/wing-1-of-protein-hop2-is-as-important-as-helix-3-in-dna-binding-by-md-simulation
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Hem Moktan, Donghua H Zhou
The repair of programmed DNA double-strand breaks through recombination is required for proper association and disjunction of the meiotic homologous chromosomes. Meiosis-specific protein HOP2 plays essential roles in recombination by promoting recombinase activities. The N-terminal domain of HOP2 interacts with DNA through helix 3 (H3) and wing 1 (W1). Mutations in wing 1 (Y65A/K67A/Q68A) slightly weakened the binding but mutations in helices 2 and 3 (Q30A/K44A/K49A) nearly abolished the binding. To better understand such differential effects at atomic level, molecular dynamics simulations were employed...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512350/mechanisms-of-action-and-regulation-of-atp-dependent-chromatin-remodelling-complexes
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REVIEW
Cedric R Clapier, Janet Iwasa, Bradley R Cairns, Craig L Peterson
Cells utilize diverse ATP-dependent nucleosome-remodelling complexes to carry out histone sliding, ejection or the incorporation of histone variants, suggesting that different mechanisms of action are used by the various chromatin-remodelling complex subfamilies. However, all chromatin-remodelling complex subfamilies contain an ATPase-translocase 'motor' that translocates DNA from a common location within the nucleosome. In this Review, we discuss (and illustrate with animations) an alternative, unifying mechanism of chromatin remodelling, which is based on the regulation of DNA translocation...
July 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481899/lumican-and-versican-protein-expression-are-associated-with-colorectal-adenoma-to-carcinoma-progression
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Meike de Wit, Beatriz Carvalho, Pien M Delis-van Diemen, Carolien van Alphen, Jeroen A M Beliën, Gerrit A Meijer, Remond J A Fijneman
BACKGROUND: One prominent event associated with colorectal adenoma-to-carcinoma progression is genomic instability. Approximately 85% of colorectal cancer cases exhibit chromosomal instability characterized by accumulation of chromosome copy number aberrations (CNAs). Adenomas with gain of chromosome 8q, 13q, and/or 20q are at high risk of progression to cancer. Tumor progression is also associated with expansion of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and the activation of non-malignant cells within the tumor stroma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396698/internal-modifications-in-the-cenp-a-nucleosome-modulate-centromeric-dynamics
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Minh Bui, Mary Pitman, Arthur Nuccio, Serene Roque, Paul Gregory Donlin-Asp, Aleksandra Nita-Lazar, Garegin A Papoian, Yamini Dalal
BACKGROUND: Posttranslational modifications of core histones are correlated with changes in transcriptional status, chromatin fiber folding, and nucleosome dynamics. However, within the centromere-specific histone H3 variant CENP-A, few modifications have been reported, and their functions remain largely unexplored. In this multidisciplinary report, we utilize in silico computational and in vivo approaches to dissect lysine 124 of human CENP-A, which was previously reported to be acetylated in advance of replication...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379696/nolb-nonlinear-rigid-block-normal-mode-analysis-method
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Alexandre Hoffmann, Sergei Grudinin
We present a new conceptually simple and computationally efficient method for nonlinear normal-mode analysis called NOLB. It relies on the rotations-translations of blocks (RTB) theoretical basis developed by Y.-H. Sanejouand and colleagues [ Durand et al. Biopolymers 1994 , 34 , 759 - 771 . Tama et al. Proteins: Struct., Funct., Bioinf . 2000 , 41 , 1 - 7 ]. We demonstrate how to physically interpret the eigenvalues computed in the RTB basis in terms of angular and linear velocities applied to the rigid blocks and how to construct a nonlinear extrapolation of motion out of these velocities...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369277/genogam-genome-wide-generalized-additive-models-for-chip-seq-analysis
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Georg Stricker, Alexander Engelhardt, Daniel Schulz, Matthias Schmid, Achim Tresch, Julien Gagneur
Motivation: Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by deep sequencing (ChIP-Seq) is a widely used approach to study protein-DNA interactions. Often, the quantities of interest are the differential occupancies relative to controls, between genetic backgrounds, treatments, or combinations thereof. Current methods for differential occupancy of ChIP-seq data rely however on binning or sliding window techniques, for which the choice of the window and bin sizes are subjective. Results: Here, we present GenoGAM (Genome-wide Generalized Additive Model), which brings the well-established and flexible generalized additive models framework to genomic applications using a data parallelism strategy...
March 22, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334932/ribosome-dependent-vibrio-cholerae-mrnase-higb2-is-regulated-by-a-%C3%AE-strand-sliding-mechanism
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San Hadži, Abel Garcia-Pino, Sarah Haesaerts, Dukas Jurenas, Kenn Gerdes, Jurij Lah, Remy Loris
Toxin-antitoxin (TA) modules are small operons involved in bacterial stress response and persistence. higBA operons form a family of TA modules with an inverted gene organization and a toxin belonging to the RelE/ParE superfamily. Here, we present the crystal structures of chromosomally encoded Vibrio cholerae antitoxin (VcHigA2), toxin (VcHigB2) and their complex, which show significant differences in structure and mechanisms of function compared to the higBA module from plasmid Rts1, the defining member of the family...
May 5, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326594/hypoacetylation-of-acetyl-histone-h3-h3k9ac-as-marker-of-poor-prognosis-in-oral-cancer
#14
Liana P Webber, Vivian P Wagner, Marina Curra, Pablo A Vargas, Luise Meurer, Vinícius C Carrard, Cristiane H Squarize, Rogério M Castilho, Manoela D Martins
AIMS: Epigenetics refers to changes in cell characteristics that occur independently of modifications to the DNA sequence. Oral carcinogenesis is influenced by modifications in epigenetic mechanisms, including changes in histones, which are proteins that support chromatin remodelling for the dynamic regulation of gene expression and silencing. The dysregulation of histone acetylation can lead to the uncontrolled activity of different genes, thereby triggering events associated with malignant transformation...
March 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283092/micronucleus-cell-free-dna-and-plasma-glycan-composition-in-the-newborns-of-healthy-and-diabetic-mothers
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Aleksandra Fucic, Vedrana Guszak, Toma Keser, Jasenka Wagner, Emilja Juretić, Davor Plavec, Ranko Stojković, Olga Gornik, Gordan Lauc
Diabetes is associated with certain environmental exposures, heritable factors, and metabolic conditions of intrauterine development due to diabetes in the mother. We evaluated genomic damage, cell-free DNA, N-glycosylation of umbilical cord plasma proteins (PG), and nuclear division index (NDI) as possible prognostic biomarkers of health risk in the newborns of mothers with treated pregestational diabetes (NBDM; 22 mothers), compared these parameters with those from newborns of healthy mothers (NBHM; 89 mothers), and associated the results with the mothers' lifestyle in both groups, based on a detailed questionnaire...
March 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267969/dna-replication-how-does-a-sliding-clamp-slide
#16
Nina Y Yao, Mike O'Donnell
DNA sliding clamps are rings that tether certain enzymes to DNA. How clamp proteins slide on DNA has remained a mystery. A new crystal structure, together with molecular dynamics and NMR studies, has revealed how the human PCNA clamp slides on DNA.
March 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259288/biological-and-predictive-role-of-ercc1-polymorphisms-in-cancer
#17
REVIEW
V Formica, E Doldo, F R Antonetti, A Nardecchia, P Ferroni, S Riondino, C Morelli, H T Arkenau, F Guadagni, A Orlandi, M Roselli
Excision repair cross-complementation group 1 (ERCC1) is a key component in DNA repair mechanisms and may influence the tumor DNA-targeting effect of the chemotherapeutic agent oxaliplatin. Germline ERCC1 polymorphisms may alter the protein expression and published data on their predictive and prognostic value have so far been contradictory. In the present article we review available evidence on the clinical role and utility of ERCC1 polymorphisms and, in the absence of a 'perfect' trial, what we call the 'sliding doors' trial, we present the data of ERCC1 genotyping in our local patient population...
March 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253867/the-shape-of-the-iceberg-quantification-of-submicroscopic-plasmodium-falciparum-and-plasmodium-vivax-parasitaemia-and-gametocytaemia-in-five-low-endemic-settings-in-ethiopia
#18
Fitsum G Tadesse, Lotus van den Hoogen, Kjerstin Lanke, Jodie Schildkraut, Kevin Tetteh, Abraham Aseffa, Hassen Mamo, Robert Sauerwein, Ingrid Felger, Chris Drakeley, Endalamaw Gadissa, Teun Bousema
BACKGROUND: The widespread presence of low-density asymptomatic infections with concurrent gametocytes may be a stumbling block for malaria elimination. This study investigated the asymptomatic reservoir of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in schoolchildren from five settings in northwest Ethiopia. METHODS: Two cross-sectional surveys were conducted in June and November 2015, enrolling 551 students from five schools and 294 students from three schools, respectively...
March 3, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249159/composition-and-function-of-mutant-swi-snf-complexes
#19
Arnob Dutta, Mihaela Sardiu, Madelaine Gogol, Joshua Gilmore, Daoyong Zhang, Laurence Florens, Susan M Abmayr, Michael P Washburn, Jerry L Workman
The 12-subunit Swi/Snf chromatin remodeling complex is conserved from yeast to humans. It functions to alter nucleosome positions by either sliding nucleosomes on DNA or evicting histones. Interestingly, 20% of all human cancers carry mutations in subunits of the Swi/Snf complex. Many of these mutations cause protein instability and loss, resulting in partial Swi/Snf complexes. Although several studies have shown that histone acetylation and activator-dependent recruitment of Swi/Snf regulate its function, it is less well understood how subunits regulate stability and function of the complex...
February 28, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177605/replication-protein-a-prohibits-diffusion-of-the-pcna-sliding-clamp-along-single-stranded-dna
#20
Mark Hedglin, Stephen J Benkovic
The replicative polymerases cannot accommodate distortions to the native DNA sequence such as modifications (lesions) to the native template bases from exposure to reactive metabolites and environmental mutagens. Consequently, DNA synthesis on an afflicted template abruptly stops upon encountering these lesions, but the replication fork progresses onward, exposing long stretches of the damaged template before eventually stalling. Such arrests may be overcome by translesion DNA synthesis (TLS) in which specialized TLS polymerases bind to the resident proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and replicate the damaged DNA...
April 4, 2017: Biochemistry
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