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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098985/hmgb1-stimulates-activity-of-polymerase-%C3%AE-on-nucleosome-substrates
#1
Angela Balliano, Fanfan Hao, Catherine Njeri, Lata Balakrishnan, Jeffrey J Hayes
The process of base excision repair (BER) recognizes and repairs small lesions or inappropriate bases on DNA through either a short-patch or long-patch pathway. The enzymes involved in BER have been well-characterized on DNA substrates, and, somewhat surprisingly, many of these enzymes, including several DNA glycosylases, AP endonuclease (APE), FEN1 endonuclease, and DNA ligases, have been shown to have activity on DNA substrates within nucleosomes. DNA polymerase β (Pol β), however, exhibits drastically reduced or no activity on nucleosomal DNA...
January 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065385/processing-of-the-abasic-sites-clustered-with-the-benzo-a-pyrene-adducts-by-the-base-excision-repair-enzymes
#2
Lidia V Starostenko, Nadejda I Rechkunova, Natalia A Lebedeva, Alexander A Lomzov, Vladimir V Koval, Olga I Lavrik
The major enzyme in eukaryotic cells that catalyzes the cleavage of apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP or abasic) sites is AP endonuclease 1 (APE1) that cleaves the phosphodiester bond on the 5'-side of AP sites. We found that the efficiency of AP site cleavage by APE1 was affected by the benzo[a]pyrenyl-DNA adduct (BPDE-dG) in the opposite strand. AP sites directly opposite of the modified dG or shifted toward the 5' direction were hydrolyzed by APE1 with an efficiency moderately lower than the AP site in the control DNA duplex, whereas AP sites shifted toward the 3' direction were hydrolyzed significantly less efficiently...
December 27, 2016: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034453/dna-damage-repair-in-breast-cancer-and-its-therapeutic-implications
#3
REVIEW
Reem Ali, Emad A Rakha, Srinivasan Madhusudan, Helen E Bryant
The DNA damage response (DDR) involves the activation of numerous cellular activities that repair DNA lesions and maintain genomic integrity, and is critical in preventing tumorigenesis. Inherited or acquired mutations in specific genes involved in the DNA damage response, for example the breast cancer susceptibility genes 1/2 (BRCA1/2), phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) and P53 are associated with various subtypes of breast cancer. Such changes can render breast cancer cells particularly sensitive to specific DNA damage response inhibitors, for example BRCA1/2 germline mutated cells are sensitive to poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors...
December 26, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994014/human-ap-endonuclease-ape1-is-acetylated-at-dna-damage-sites-in-chromatin-and-acetylation-modulates-its-dna-repair-activity
#4
Shrabasti Roychoudhury, Somsubhra Nath, Heyu Song, Muralidhar L Hegde, Larry J Bellot, Anil K Mantha, Shiladitya Sengupta, Sutapa Ray, Amarnath Natarajan, Kishor K Bhakat
Apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) sites, the most frequently formed DNA lesions in the genome, inhibit transcription and block replication. The primary enzyme to repair AP sites in mammalian cells is the AP endonuclease (APE1), which functions through the Base Excision Repair (BER) pathway. Although the mechanism by which APE1 repairs AP sites in vitro has been extensively investigated, it is largely unknown how APE1 repairs AP sites in cells. Here, we show that APE1 is acetylated (AcAPE1) after binding to the AP sites in chromatin and that AcAPE1 is exclusively present on chromatin throughout the cell cycle...
December 19, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986089/the-anti-inflammatory-role-of-extranuclear-apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-1-redox-effector-factor-1-in-reactive-astrocytes
#5
Hyunjung Baek, Chae Seong Lim, Hee Sun Byun, Hyun Sil Cho, Yu Ran Lee, Yong Sup Shin, Hyun-Woo Kim, Byeong Hwa Jeon, Dong Woon Kim, Jinpyo Hong, Gang Min Hur, Jin Bong Park
Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1), a ubiquitous multipurpose protein, is also known as redox effector factor-1 (Ref-1). It is involved in DNA repair and redox signaling and, in turn, oxidative stress-induced neurodegeneration. Although previous studies have demonstrated that APE1/Ref-1 functions as a negative regulator of inflammatory response via several mechanisms in neuronal cells, little is known about the roles of APE1/Ref-1 in glial cells. In this study, we found that cytoplasmic APE1/Ref-1 expression was upregulated in reactive astrocytes of the kainic acid- or lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-injected hippocampus...
December 16, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923991/a-specific-dna-nanoprobe-for-tracking-the-activities-of-human-apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-1-in-living-cells
#6
Junqiu Zhai, Yibin Liu, Shan Huang, Simin Fang, Meiping Zhao
Human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease/redox effector factor 1 (APE1) is an essential DNA repair protein. Herein, we demonstrate that avidin-oriented abasic site-containing DNA strands (AP-DNA) on the surface of silica coated magnetic nanoparticles (SiMNP) can selectively respond to APE1 while resist the digestion by other nucleases. Mechanism studies have revealed that avidin may serve as an organizer protein and recruit APE1 to the DNA substrates on the nanoparticles via strong and specific interactions...
December 6, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908238/thermodynamic-analysis-of-fast-stages-of-specific-lesion-recognition-by-dna-repair-enzymes
#7
REVIEW
N A Kuznetsov, O S Fedorova
The methodology of determination of the thermodynamic parameters of fast stages of recognition and cleavage of DNA substrates is described for the enzymatic processes catalyzed by DNA glycosylases Fpg and hOGG1 and AP endonuclease APE1 during base excision repair (BER) pathway. For this purpose, stopped-flow pre-steady-state kinetic analysis of tryptophan fluorescence intensity changes in proteins and fluorophores in DNA substrates was performed at various temperatures. This approach made it possible to determine the changes of standard Gibbs free energy, enthalpy, and entropy of sequential steps of DNA-substrate binding, as well as activation enthalpy and entropy for the transition complex formation of the catalytic stage...
October 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893608/ape1-protects-against-mpp-induced-neurotoxicity-through-erk1-2-signaling-in-pc12-cells
#8
Bei Kang, Shengzhi Mu, Qian Yang, Shenglong Guo, Xiaoli Chen, Hena Guo
Oxidative stress, induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS), is an apoptosis activator. Oxidative stress causes dopaminergic neuron loss and plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). A recent study showed that apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (Ape1) decreases cytotoxicity and promotes neuron survival under oxidative stress. Furthermore, it has been proven that Ape1 is involved in the pathogenesis of PD. However, little is known about the contribution of Ape1 toward the development of PD...
January 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836324/the-major-arabidopsis-thaliana-apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-arp-is-involved-in-the-plant-nucleotide-incision-repair-pathway
#9
Zhiger Akishev, Sabira Taipakova, Botagoz Joldybayeva, Caroline Zutterling, Izat Smekenov, Alexander A Ishchenko, Dmitry O Zharkov, Amangeldy K Bissenbaev, Murat Saparbaev
Apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) endonucleases are important DNA repair enzymes involved in two overlapping pathways: DNA glycosylase-initiated base excision (BER) and AP endonuclease-initiated nucleotide incision repair (NIR). In the BER pathway, AP endonucleases cleave DNA at AP sites and 3'-blocking moieties generated by DNA glycosylases, whereas in NIR, the same AP endonucleases incise DNA 5' to a wide variety of oxidized bases. The flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana contains three genes encoding homologues of major human AP endonuclease 1 (APE1): Arp, Ape1L and Ape2...
October 29, 2016: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813497/serum-ape1-as-a-predictive-marker-for-platinum-based-chemotherapy-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#10
Shiheng Zhang, Le He, Nan Dai, Wei Guan, Jinlu Shan, Xueqin Yang, Zhaoyang Zhong, Yi Qing, Feng Jin, Chuan Chen, Yuxin Yang, Hongyi Wang, Laura Baugh, Gianluca Tell, David M Wilson Iii, Mengxia Li, Dong Wang
PURPOSE: To define the role of the DNA repair protein apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1) in predicting the prognosis and chemotherapeutic response of non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving platinum-containing chemotherapy. RESULTS: Our investigations found that serum APE1 level was significantly elevated in 229 of 412 NSCLC patients and correlated with its level in tissue (r2 = 0.639, p < 0.001). The elevated APE1 level in both tissue and serum of patients prior to chemotherapy was associated with worse progression-free survival (HR: 2...
November 2, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802207/ape1-overexpression-promotes-the-progression-of-ovarian-cancer-and-serves-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#11
Xuemei Wen, Renquan Lu, Suhong Xie, Hui Zheng, Hongling Wang, Yanchun Wang, Jiajun Sun, Xiang Gao, Lin Guo
BACKGROUND: Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1) is a multifunctional enzyme that is involved in DNA repair and the redox regulation of transcription factors. Blocking these functions leads to cell-growth inhibition, apoptosis and other effects. Previous studies have demonstrated that high expression levels of the APE1 protein are associated with the progression and chemoresistance of cancers. We hypothesized that APE1 silencing in ovarian cancer cells might have anticancer effects mediated by cell-growth inhibition and an increase in drug-sensitivity...
September 26, 2016: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754271/sy-17-1-dynamic-regulation-of-redox-regulating-factor-ape1-ref-1-on-the-oxidative-stress-and-vascular-inflammation
#12
Byeong Hwa Jeon
Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/redox factor-1 (APE1/Ref-1) is a multifunctional protein that plays a central role in the cellular response to DNA damage and redox regulation against oxidative stress. APE1/Ref-1 is essential for cellular survival and embryonic lethal in knockout mouse models. Heterozygous APE1/Ref-1 mice showed impaired endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, reduced vascular NO levels, and are hypertensive. APE1/Ref-1 reduces intracellular reactive oxygen species production by negatively regulating the activity of the NADPH oxidase...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748797/reduced-apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-activity-enhances-the-antitumor-activity-of-oxymatrine-in-lung-cancer-cells
#13
Zhiqiang Wang, Wenya Xu, Ziying Lin, Chunyan Li, Yahong Wang, Lawei Yang, Gang Liu
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide and is associated with a very poor outcome. Oxymatrine exerts antitumor effects by inducing apoptosis and inhibiting the proliferation of different cancer cells; however, the anticancer effects and mechanism of action of oxymatrine have not been evaluated sufficiently in human lung cancer cells. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate the anticancer effects of oxymatrine in human lung cancer cells and identify the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects...
December 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729279/a-protective-mechanism-of-visible-red-light-in-normal-human-dermal-fibroblasts-enhancement-of-gadd45a-mediated-dna-repair-activity
#14
Yeo Jin Kim, Hyoung-June Kim, Hye Lim Kim, Hyo Jeong Kim, Hyun Soo Kim, Tae Ryong Lee, Dong Wook Shin, Young Rok Seo
The phototherapeutic effects of visible red light on skin have been extensively investigated, but the underlying biological mechanisms remain poorly understood. We aimed to elucidate the protective mechanism of visible red light in terms of DNA repair of UV-induced oxidative damage in normal human dermal fibroblasts. The protective effect of visible red light on UV-induced DNA damage was identified by several assays in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional cell culture systems. With regard to the protective mechanism of visible red light, our data showed alterations in base excision repair mediated by growth arrest and DNA damage inducible, alpha (GADD45A)...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722620/a-kinetic-mechanism-of-repair-of-dna-containing-%C3%AE-anomeric-deoxyadenosine-by-human-apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-1
#15
N A Timofeyeva, O S Fedorova
α-Anomers of 2'-deoxyadenosine (αdA) are major products of deoxyadenosine damage when DNA is γ-irradiated under anoxic conditions. Such lesions are a threat to genomic stability and are known to be processed by human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1). The aim of this study was to determine whether the α-anomeric structure enhances enzyme recognition. For this purpose, we analyzed the kinetic mechanism of αdA conversion by APE1 using a stopped-flow fluorescence technique. Our data reveals that the initial formation of the complex of APE1 with an αdA-containing substrate is followed by at least three conformational transitions in this complex that correspond to the induced fit leading to the formation of a catalytically competent complex...
September 22, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707956/dynamics-of-base-excision-repair-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-preeclampsia
#16
Serkalem Tadesse, Nicholas G Norwitz, Seth Guller, Felice Arcuri, Paolo Toti, Errol R Norwitz, Dawit Kidane
Preeclampsia (PE) (gestational proteinuric hypertension) is the leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality worldwide. Although placental endothelial dysfunction and oxidative stress are known to contribute to PE, the exact pathological basis for this disorder remains unclear. Previously, we demonstrated that DNA damage at the maternal-fetal interface is more common in the placentas of women with PE than normotensive controls. In this study, we utilized an in vivo comparative study, including 20 preeclamptic women and 8 healthy control subjects, and an in vitro hypoxia/reperfusion model to mimic the effects of oxidative stress at the maternal-fetal interface...
October 5, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698937/activation-of-glp-1-receptor-enhances-neuronal-base-excision-repair-via-pi3k-akt-induced-expression-of-apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-1
#17
Jenq-Lin Yang, Wei-Yu Chen, Yin-Ping Chen, Chao-Ying Kuo, Shang-Der Chen
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an intestinal-secreted incretin that increases cellular glucose up-take to decrease blood sugar. Recent studies, however, suggest that the function of GLP-1 is not only to decrease blood sugar, but also acts as a neurotrophic factor that plays a role in neuronal survival, neurite outgrowth, and protects synaptic plasticity and memory formation from effects of β-amyloid. Oxidative DNA damage occurs during normal neuron-activity and in many neurological diseases. Our study describes how GLP-1 affected the ability of neurons to ameliorate oxidative DNA damage...
2016: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682167/ap-endonuclease-1-as-a-key-enzyme-in-repair-of-apurinic-apyrimidinic-sites
#18
REVIEW
N S Dyrkheeva, N A Lebedeva, O I Lavrik
Human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1) is one of the key participants in the DNA base excision repair system. APE1 hydrolyzes DNA adjacent to the 5'-end of an apurinic/apyrimidinic (AP) site to produce a nick with a 3'-hydroxyl group and a 5'-deoxyribose phosphate moiety. APE1 exhibits 3'-phosphodiesterase, 3'-5'-exonuclease, and 3'-phosphatase activities. APE1 was also identified as a redox factor (Ref-1). In this review, data on the role of APE1 in the DNA repair process and in other metabolic processes occurring in cells are analyzed as well as the interaction of this enzyme with DNA and other proteins participating in the repair system...
September 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643268/sy-17-1-dynamic-regulation-of-redox-regulating-factor-ape1-ref-1-on-the-oxidative-stress-and-vascular-inflammation
#19
Byeong Hwa Jeon
Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/redox factor-1 (APE1/Ref-1) is a multifunctional protein that plays a central role in the cellular response to DNA damage and redox regulation against oxidative stress. APE1/Ref-1 is essential for cellular survival and embryonic lethal in knockout mouse models. Heterozygous APE1/Ref-1 mice showed impaired endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation, reduced vascular NO levels, and are hypertensive. APE1/Ref-1 reduces intracellular reactive oxygen species production by negatively regulating the activity of the NADPH oxidase...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637330/apurinic-apyrimidinic-endonuclease-1-redox-factor-1-ape1-ref-1-modulates-antigen-presenting-cell-mediated-t-helper-cell-type-1-responses
#20
Nasrin Akhter, Yuji Takeda, Hidetoshi Nara, Akemi Araki, Naoto Ishii, Naoki Asao, Hironobu Asao
Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/redox factor-1 (Ape1/Ref-1) is a multifunctional protein possessing DNA repair, redox control, and transcriptional regulatory activities. Although Ape1/Ref-1 plays multiple roles in the immune system, its functions in helper T (Th) cell activation and differentiation are largely unknown. In this study, the function of Ape1/Ref-1 in Th cell activation was analyzed using an Ape1/Ref-1 redox-specific inhibitor, E3330. When splenocytes from OT-II mice, which are ovalbumin (OVA)-specific T-cell receptor transgenic mice, were activated with OVA in the presence of E3330, the induction of IFN-γ-producing OT-II T cells was significantly increased...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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