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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807014/epigenetic-reprogramming-converts-human-wharton-s-jelly-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-functional-cardiomyocytes-by-differential-regulation-of-wnt-mediators
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G Bhuvanalakshmi, Frank Arfuso, Alan Prem Kumar, Arun Dharmarajan, Sudha Warrier
BACKGROUND: Lineage commitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to cardiac differentiation is controlled by transcription factors that are regulated by epigenetic events, mainly histone deacetylation and promoter DNA methylation. Here, we studied the differentiation of human Wharton's jelly MSCs (WJMSCs) into the cardiomyocyte lineage via epigenetic manipulations. METHODS: We introduced these changes using inhibitors of DNA methyl transferase and histone deacetylase, DC301, DC302, and DC303, in various combinations...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790157/sirt7-and-the-dead-box-helicase-ddx21-cooperate-to-resolve-genomic-r-loops-and-safeguard-genome-stability
#2
Chenlin Song, Agnes Hotz-Wagenblatt, Renate Voit, Ingrid Grummt
R loops are three-stranded nucleic acid structures consisting of an RNA:DNA heteroduplex and a "looped-out" nontemplate strand. As aberrant formation and persistence of R loops block transcription elongation and cause DNA damage, mechanisms that resolve R loops are essential for genome stability. Here we show that the DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp)-box RNA helicase DDX21 efficiently unwinds R loops and that depletion of DDX21 leads to accumulation of cellular R loops and DNA damage. Significantly, the activity of DDX21 is regulated by acetylation...
August 8, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765607/suppression-of-transposable-elements-in-leukemic-stem-cells
#3
Anthony R Colombo, Asif Zubair, Devi Thiagarajan, Sergey Nuzhdin, Timothy J Triche, Giridharan Ramsingh
Genomic transposable elements (TEs) comprise nearly half of the human genome. The expression of TEs is considered potentially hazardous, as it can lead to insertional mutagenesis and genomic instability. However, recent studies have revealed that TEs are involved in immune-mediated cell clearance. Hypomethylating agents can increase the expression of TEs in cancer cells, inducing 'viral mimicry', causing interferon signalling and cancer cell killing. To investigate the role of TEs in the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), we studied TE expression in several cell fractions of AML while tracking its development (pre-leukemic haematopoietic stem cells, leukemic stem cells [LSCs], and leukemic blasts)...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761359/nuclear-ddx3-expression-predicts-poor-outcome-in-colorectal-and-breast-cancer
#4
Marise R Heerma van Voss, Farhad Vesuna, Guus M Bol, Jan Meeldijk, Ana Raman, G Johan Offerhaus, Horst Buerger, Arvind H Patel, Elsken van der Wall, Paul J van Diest, Venu Raman
PURPOSE: DEAD box protein 3 (DDX3) is an RNA helicase with oncogenic properties that shuttles between the cytoplasm and nucleus. The majority of DDX3 is found in the cytoplasm, but a subset of tumors has distinct nuclear DDX3 localization of yet unknown biological significance. This study aimed to evaluate the significance of and mechanisms behind nuclear DDX3 expression in colorectal and breast cancer. METHODS: Expression of nuclear DDX3 and the nuclear exporter chromosome region maintenance 1 (CRM1) was evaluated by immunohistochemistry in 304 colorectal and 292 breast cancer patient samples...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760668/rig-i-activation-protects-and-rescues-from-lethal-influenza-virus-infection-and-bacterial-superinfection
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Christoph Coch, Jan Phillip Stümpel, Vanessa Lilien-Waldau, Dirk Wohlleber, Beate M Kümmerer, Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding, Georg Kochs, Natalio Garbi, Stephan Herberhold, Christine Schuberth-Wagner, Janos Ludwig, Winfried Barchet, Martin Schlee, Achim Hoerauf, Friedrich Bootz, Peter Staeheli, Gunther Hartmann, Evelyn Hartmann
Influenza A virus infection causes substantial morbidity and mortality in seasonal epidemic outbreaks, and more efficient treatments are urgently needed. Innate immune sensing of viral nucleic acids stimulates antiviral immunity, including cell-autonomous antiviral defense mechanisms that restrict viral replication. RNA oligonucleotide ligands that potently activate the cytoplasmic helicase retinoic-acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) are promising candidates for the development of new antiviral therapies. Here, we demonstrate in an Mx1-expressing mouse model of influenza A virus infection that a single intravenous injection of low-dose RIG-I ligand 5'-triphosphate RNA (3pRNA) completely protected mice from a lethal challenge with influenza A virus for at least 7 days...
July 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757607/ubiquitination-of-stalled-ribosome-triggers-ribosome-associated-quality-control
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Yoshitaka Matsuo, Ken Ikeuchi, Yasushi Saeki, Shintaro Iwasaki, Christian Schmidt, Tsuyoshi Udagawa, Fumiya Sato, Hikaru Tsuchiya, Thomas Becker, Keiji Tanaka, Nicholas T Ingolia, Roland Beckmann, Toshifumi Inada
Translation arrest by polybasic sequences induces ribosome stalling, and the arrest product is degraded by the ribosome-mediated quality control (RQC) system. Here we report that ubiquitination of the 40S ribosomal protein uS10 by the E3 ubiquitin ligase Hel2 (or RQT1) is required for RQC. We identify a RQC-trigger (RQT) subcomplex composed of the RNA helicase-family protein Slh1/Rqt2, the ubiquitin-binding protein Cue3/Rqt3, and yKR023W/Rqt4 that is required for RQC. The defects in RQC of the RQT mutants correlate with sensitivity to anisomycin, which stalls ribosome at the rotated form...
July 31, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757063/atp-competitive-marine-derived-natural-products-that-target-the-dead-box-helicase-eif4a
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Joseph Tillotson, Magdalena Kedzior, Larissa Guimarães, Alison B Ross, Tara L Peters, Andrew J Ambrose, Cody J Schmidlin, Donna D Zhang, Letícia V Costa-Lotufo, Abimael D Rodríguez, Jonathan H Schatz, Eli Chapman
Activation of translation initiation is a common trait of cancer cells. Formation of the heterotrimeric eukaryotic initiation factor F (eIF4F) complex is the rate-limiting step in 5' m7GpppN cap-dependent translation. This trimeric complex includes the eIF4E cap binding protein, the eIF4G scaffolding protein, and the DEAD box RNA helicase eIF4A. eIF4A is an ATP-dependent helicase and because it is the only enzyme in the eIF4F complex, it has been shown to be a potential therapeutic target for a variety of malignancies...
July 19, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751196/discovery-of-spiro-indole-3-2-pyrrolidin-2-1h-one-based-inhibitors-targeting-brr2-a-core-component-of-the-u5-snrnp
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Masahiro Ito, Misa Iwatani, Takeshi Yamamoto, Toshio Tanaka, Tomohiro Kawamoto, Daisuke Morishita, Atsushi Nakanishi, Hironobu Maezaki
Bad response to refrigeration 2 (Brr2) is a member of the Ski2-like RNA helicases, and an essential component of the U5 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP). A particularly important role of Brr2 is the ATP-dependent unwinding of the U4/U6 RNA duplex, which is a critical step in spliceosomal activation. Despite its biological importance, selective inhibitor for Brr2 had not been reported until our recent report. Here, we describe novel and structurally distinct spiro[indole-3,2'-pyrrolidin]-2(1H)-one based Brr2 inhibitors with superior activity to the previously reported 4,6-dihydropyrido[4,3-d]pyrimidine-2,7(1H,3H)-dione series...
July 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746868/ddx6-represses-aberrant-activation-of-interferon-stimulated-genes
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Jennifer H Lumb, Qin Li, Lauren M Popov, Siyuan Ding, Marie T Keith, Bryan D Merrill, Harry B Greenberg, Jin Billy Li, Jan E Carette
The innate immune system tightly regulates activation of interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) to avoid inappropriate expression. Pathological ISG activation resulting from aberrant nucleic acid metabolism has been implicated in autoimmune disease; however, the mechanisms governing ISG suppression are unknown. Through a genome-wide genetic screen, we identified DEAD-box helicase 6 (DDX6) as a suppressor of ISGs. Genetic ablation of DDX6 induced global upregulation of ISGs and other immune genes. ISG upregulation proved cell intrinsic, imposing an antiviral state and making cells refractory to divergent families of RNA viruses...
July 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742025/structure-and-reconstitution-of-yeast-mpp6-nuclear-exosome-complexes-reveals-that-mpp6-stimulates-rna-decay-and-recruits-the-mtr4-helicase
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Elizabeth V Wasmuth, John C Zinder, Dimitrios Zattas, Mom Das, Christopher D Lima
Nuclear RNA exosomes catalyze a range of RNA processing and decay activities that are coordinated in part by cofactors, including Mpp6, Rrp47, and the Mtr4 RNA helicase. Mpp6 interacts with the nine-subunit exosome core, while Rrp47 stabilizes the exoribonuclease Rrp6 and recruits Mtr4, but it is less clear if these cofactors work together. Using biochemistry with Saccharomyces cerevisiae proteins, we show that Rrp47 and Mpp6 stimulate exosome-mediated RNA decay, albeit with unique dependencies on elements within the nuclear exosome...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734654/schlafen-14-slfn14-is-a-novel-antiviral-factor-involved-in-the-control-of-viral-replication
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Rak-Kyun Seong, Seong-Wook Seo, Ji-Ae Kim, Sarah J Fletcher, Neil V Morgan, Mukesh Kumar, Young-Ki Choi, Ok Sarah Shin
Schlafen (SLFN) proteins have been suggested to play important functions in cell proliferation and immune cell development. In this study, we determined the antiviral activities of putative RNA-helicase domain-containing SLFN14. Murine SLFN14 expression was specifically induced by TLR3-mediated pathways and type I interferon (IFN) in RAW264.7 mouse macrophages. To examine the role of SLFN during viral infection, cells were infected with either wild-type PR8 or delNS1/PR8 virus. SLFN14 expression was specifically induced following influenza virus infection...
July 11, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731845/rho-protein-roles-and-mechanisms
#12
Pallabi Mitra, Gairika Ghosh, Md Hafeezunnisa, Ranjan Sen
At the end of the multistep transcription process, the elongating RNA polymerase (RNAP) is dislodged from the DNA template either at specific DNA sequences, called the terminators, or by a nascent RNA-dependent helicase, Rho. In Escherichia coli, about half of the transcription events are terminated by the Rho protein. Rho utilizes its RNA-dependent ATPase activities to translocate along the mRNA and eventually dislodges the RNAP via an unknown mechanism. The transcription elongation factor NusG facilitates this termination process by directly interacting with Rho...
July 21, 2017: Annual Review of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705764/a-survey-of-ddx21-activity-during-rev-rre-complex-formation
#13
John A Hammond, Li Zhou, Rajan Lamichhane, Hui-Yi Chu, David P Millar, Larry Gerace, James R Williamson
HIV-1 requires a specialized nuclear export pathway to transport unspliced and partially spliced viral transcripts to the cytoplasm. Central to this pathway is the viral protein Rev, which binds to the Rev response element in stem IIB located on unspliced viral transcripts and subsequently oligomerizes in a cooperative manner. Previous work identified a number of cellular DEAD-box helicases as in vivo binding partners of Rev, and siRNA experiments indicated a functional role for many in the HIV replication cycle...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701521/translational-repression-of-the-drosophila-nanos-mrna-involves-the-rna-helicase-belle-and-rna-coating-by-me31b-and-trailer-hitch
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Michael Götze, Jérémy Dufourt, Christian Ihling, Christiane Rammelt, Stéphanie Pierson, Nagraj Sambrani, Claudia Temme, Andrea Sinz, Martine Simonelig, Elmar Wahle
Translational repression of maternal mRNAs is an essential regulatory mechanism during early embryonic development. Repression of the Drosophila nanos mRNA, required for the formation of the anterior-posterior body axis, depends on the protein Smaug binding to two Smaug recognition elements (SREs) in the nanos 3' UTR. In a comprehensive mass-spectrometric analysis of the SRE-dependent repressor complex, we identified Smaug, Cup, Me31B, Trailer hitch, eIF4E and PABPC, in agreement with earlier data. As a novel component, the RNA-dependent ATPase Belle (DDX3) was found, and its involvement in deadenylation and repression of nanos was confirmed in vivo...
July 12, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697848/roles-of-rnase-p-and-its-subunits
#15
REVIEW
Nayef Jarrous
Recent studies show that nuclear RNase P is linked to chromatin structure and function. Thus, variants of this ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex bind to chromatin of small noncoding RNA genes; integrate into initiation complexes of RNA polymerase (Pol) III; repress histone H3.3 nucleosome deposition; control tRNA and PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) gene clusters for genome defense; and respond to Werner syndrome helicase (WRN)-related replication stress and DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Likewise, the related RNase MRP and RMRP-TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) are implicated in RNA-dependent RNA polymerization for chromatin silencing, whereas the telomerase carries out RNA-dependent DNA polymerization for telomere lengthening...
July 8, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696814/ddx19-links-mrna-nuclear-export-with-progression-of-transcription-and-replication-and-suppresses-genomic-instability-upon-dna-damage-in-proliferating-cells
#16
Dana Hodroj, Kamar Serhal, Domenico Maiorano
The DEAD-box Helicase 19 (Ddx19) gene codes for an RNA helicase involved in both messenger RNA (mRNA) export from the nucleus into the cytoplasm and in mRNA translation. In unperturbed cells, Ddx19 localizes in the cytoplasm and at the cytoplasmic face of the nuclear pore. Here we review recent findings related to an additional Ddx19 function in the nucleus in resolving RNA:DNA hybrids (R-loops) generated during collision between transcription and replication, and upon DNA damage. Activation of a DNA damage response pathway dependent upon the ATR kinase, a major regulator of replication fork progression, stimulates translocation of the Ddx19 protein from the cytoplasm into the nucleus...
July 11, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686042/the-hepatitis-e-virus-nonstructural-polyprotein
#17
Mohammad Khalid Parvez
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a globally important pathogen of acute and chronic hepatitis in humans. The HEV ORF1 gene encodes a nonstructural polyprotein, essential for RNA replication and virus infectivity. Expression and processing of ORF1 polyprotein are shown in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, however, its proteolysis into individual proteins is still debated. While molecular or biochemical characterization of methyltransferase, protease, hypervariable region, helicase and RNA polymerase domains in ORF1 has been achieved, the role of the X and Y domains in the HEV life cycle has only been demonstrated very recently...
August 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685141/placeholder-factors-in-ribosome-biogenesis-please-pave-my-way
#18
REVIEW
Francisco J Espinar-Marchena, Reyes Babiano, Jesús Cruz
The synthesis of cytoplasmic eukaryotic ribosomes is an extraordinarily energy-demanding cellular activity that occurs progressively from the nucleolus to the cytoplasm. In the nucleolus, precursor rRNAs associate with a myriad of trans-acting factors and some ribosomal proteins to form pre-ribosomal particles. These factors include snoRNPs, nucleases, ATPases, GTPases, RNA helicases, and a vast list of proteins with no predicted enzymatic activity. Their coordinate activity orchestrates in a spatiotemporal manner the modification and processing of precursor rRNAs, the rearrangement reactions required for the formation of productive RNA folding intermediates, the ordered assembly of the ribosomal proteins, and the export of pre-ribosomal particles to the cytoplasm; thus, providing speed, directionality and accuracy to the overall process of formation of translation-competent ribosomes...
April 27, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676422/kinetics-of-transport-through-the-nuclear-pore-complex
#19
REVIEW
Ulrich Kubitscheck, Jan-Peter Siebrasse
Single molecule microscopy techniques allow to visualize the translocation of single transport receptors and cargo molecules or particles through nuclear pore complexes. These data indicate that cargo molecule import into the nucleus takes less than 10 milliseconds and nuclear export of messenger RNA (mRNA) particles takes 50 to 350 milliseconds, up to several seconds for extremely bulky particles. This review summarizes and discusses experimental results on transport of nuclear transport factor 2 (NTF2), importin β and mRNA particles...
July 1, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676258/discovery-of-a-novel-picornavirales-chequa-iflavirus-from-stressed-redclaw-crayfish-cherax-quadricarinatus-from-farms-in-northern-queensland-australia
#20
Kitikarn Sakuna, Jennifer Elliman, Leigh Owens
In 2014, northern Queensland crayfish from farms affected by particularly transportation and translocation stress, started to die with mortality reaching 20-40% after about three weeks and then mortalities subsided. Crayfish from 1 farm had 65% mortalities within 11 weeks. With histological examination of broodstock and juveniles, the muscle fibres were fractured with haemocytic infiltration reminiscent of viral infection or vitamin E/selenium deficiencies. Sequence dependent and independent PCRs failed to identify a viral aetiology...
July 1, 2017: Virus Research
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