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Anat Zimmer, Shlomit Amar-Farkash, Tamar Danon, Uri Alon
BACKGROUND: Drugs often kill some cancer cells while others survive. This stochastic outcome is seen even in clonal cells grown under the same conditions. Understanding the molecular reasons for this stochastic outcome is a current challenge, which requires studying the proteome at the single cell level over time. In a previous study we used dynamic proteomics to study the response of cancer cells to a DNA damaging drug, camptothecin. Several proteins showed bimodal dynamics: they rose in some cells and decreased in others, in a way that correlated with eventual cell fate: death or survival...
March 7, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
Zhenchuan Ma, Ranran Kong, Jie Feng, Yuefeng Ma, Liangzhang Sun, Xiaoping Yang, Bin Zhou, Shaomin Li, Wei Zhang, Jiantao Jiang, Jin Zhang, Zhe Qiao, Yao Cheng, Danjie Zha, Shiyuan Liu
DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) Box Protein 5 (DDX5), a prototypical member of the DEAD/H-box protein family, has been involvedin several human malignancies. However, the expression and biological role of DDX5 in esophageal cancer (EC) remains largely unknown. In this study, we examined the role of DDX5 in regulating EC cell proliferation and tumorigenesis, and explored its possible molecular mechanism. In this study, we found that DDX5 was overexpressed in human EC cell lines. In addition, knockdown of DDX5 significantly inhibited the proliferation of EC cells <em>in vitro</em> and growth of EC xenografts <em>in vivo</em>...
December 15, 2016: Oncology Research
Cheng Du, Dan-Qi Li, Na Li, Li Chen, Shi-Sen Li, Yang Yang, Ming-Xiao Hou, Man-Jiang Xie, Zhen-Dong Zheng
DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box helicase 5 (DDX5) is an ATP-dependent RNA helicase that is overexpressed in various malignancies. Increasing evidence suggests that DDX5 participates in carcinogenesis and cancer progression via promoting cell proliferation and metastasis. However, the functional role of DDX5 in gastric cancer is largely unknown. In this study, we observed that DDX5 was significantly up-regulated in gastric cancer tissues compared with the paired adjacent normal tissues. The expression of DDX5 correlated strongly with Ki67 index and pathological stage of gastric cancer...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
Huanhuan Li, Ping Lai, Jinping Jia, Yawei Song, Qing Xia, Kaimeng Huang, Na He, Wangfang Ping, Jiayu Chen, Zhongzhou Yang, Jiao Li, Mingze Yao, Xiaotao Dong, Jicheng Zhao, Chunhui Hou, Miguel A Esteban, Shaorong Gao, Duanqing Pei, Andrew P Hutchins, Hongjie Yao
RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), in addition to their functions in cellular homeostasis, play important roles in lineage specification and maintaining cellular identity. Despite their diverse and essential functions, which touch on nearly all aspects of RNA metabolism, the roles of RBPs in somatic cell reprogramming are poorly understood. Here we show that the DEAD-box RBP DDX5 inhibits reprogramming by repressing the expression and function of the non-canonical polycomb complex 1 (PRC1) subunit RYBP. Disrupting Ddx5 expression improves the efficiency of iPSC generation and impedes processing of miR-125b, leading to Rybp upregulation and suppression of lineage-specific genes via RYBP-dependent ubiquitination of H2AK119...
January 11, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
N Neuhaus, J Yoon, N Terwort, S Kliesch, J Seggewiss, A Huge, R Voss, S Schlatt, R V Grindberg, H R Schöler
STUDY QUESTION: Is the molecular profile of human spermatogonia homogeneous or heterogeneous when analysed at the single-cell level? SUMMARY ANSWER: Heterogeneous expression profiles may be a key characteristic of human spermatogonia, supporting the existence of a heterogeneous stem cell population. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Despite the fact that many studies have sought to identify specific markers for human spermatogonia, the molecular fingerprint of these cells remains hitherto unknown...
January 15, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
Rocco Sciarrillo, Anna Wojtuszkiewicz, Irsan E Kooi, Valentina E Gómez, Ugo Boggi, Gerrit Jansen, Gert-Jan Kaspers, Jacqueline Cloos, Elisa Giovannetti
Drug resistance remains a major problem in the treatment of cancer for both hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Intrinsic or acquired resistance can be caused by a range of mechanisms, including increased drug elimination, decreased drug uptake, drug inactivation and alterations of drug targets. Recent data showed that other than by well-known genetic (mutation, amplification) and epigenetic (DNA hypermethylation, histone post-translational modification) modifications, drug resistance mechanisms might also be regulated by splicing aberrations...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Li Chen, Yulin Jin, Lin Wang, Fenghao Sun, Xiaodong Yang, Mengkun Shi, Cheng Zhan, Yu Shi, Qun Wang
It is important to select an appropriate reference gene and miRNA when using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) to analyze gene and miRNA expression. However, many commonly used reference genes and miRNAs are not stably expressed and therefore not suitable for normalization or quantification of qRT-PCR data. This study aims to identify appropriate reference genes and miRNAs for use in human esophageal squamous carcinoma qRT-PCR analysis. Using data provided by The Cancer Genome Atlas, we identified DDX5, LAPTM4A, P4HB, RHOA, miR-28-5p, miR-34a-5p, and miR-186-5p as candidate reference genes and miRNAs...
January 2017: Medical Oncology
Hao Zhang, Zheng Xing, Saravana Kumar Kailasam Mani, Brigitte Bancel, David Durantel, Fabien Zoulim, Elizabeth J Tran, Philippe Merle, Ourania Andrisani
UNLABELLED: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major factor in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) pathogenesis by a mechanism not yet understood. Elucidating mechanisms of HBV-mediated hepatocarcinogenesis is needed to gain insights into classification and treatment of HCC. In HBV replicating cells, including virus-associated HCCs, suppressor of zeste 12 homolog (SUZ12), a core subunit of Polycomb repressive complex2 (PRC2), undergoes proteasomal degradation. This process requires the long noncoding RNA, Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR)...
October 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Kenji Tago, Megumi Funakoshi-Tago
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Seikagaku. the Journal of Japanese Biochemical Society
Pablo Ríos-Marco, Cristina Romero-López, Alfredo Berzal-Herranz
The cis-acting replication element (CRE) of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA genome is a region of conserved sequence and structure at the 3' end of the open reading frame. It participates in a complex and dynamic RNA-RNA interaction network involving, among others, essential functional domains of the 3' untranslated region and the internal ribosome entry site located at the 5' terminus of the viral genome. A proper balance between all these contacts is critical for the control of viral replication and translation, and is likely dependent on host factors...
2016: Scientific Reports
T Taniguchi, Y Iizumi, M Watanabe, M Masuda, M Morita, Y Aono, S Toriyama, M Oishi, W Goi, T Sakai
Resveratrol has various attractive bioactivities, such as prevention of cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, and obesity-related diseases. Therefore, identifying its direct binding proteins is expected to discover druggable targets. Sirtuin 1 and phosphodiesterases have so far been found as the direct molecular targets of resveratrol. We herein identified 11 novel resveratrol-binding proteins, including the DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box helicase 5 (DDX5, also known as p68), using resveratrol-immobilized beads...
2016: Cell Death & Disease
Andrey Damianov, Yi Ying, Chia-Ho Lin, Ji-Ann Lee, Diana Tran, Ajay A Vashisht, Emad Bahrami-Samani, Yi Xing, Kelsey C Martin, James A Wohlschlegel, Douglas L Black
Rbfox proteins control alternative splicing and posttranscriptional regulation in mammalian brain and are implicated in neurological disease. These proteins recognize the RNA sequence (U)GCAUG, but their structures and diverse roles imply a variety of protein-protein interactions. We find that nuclear Rbfox proteins are bound within a large assembly of splicing regulators (LASR), a multimeric complex containing the proteins hnRNP M, hnRNP H, hnRNP C, Matrin3, NF110/NFAR-2, NF45, and DDX5, all approximately equimolar to Rbfox...
April 21, 2016: Cell
Wendy Huang, Dan R Littman
T-helper 17 (Th17) cells differentiate from naïve CD4(+) T cells in response to signals from commensal microbiota and produce cytokines critical for the integrity of mucosal barriers. These cells also disseminate throughout the body, and are key participants in numerous inflammatory processes. A key challenge is to elucidate the mechanisms that govern Th17 cell beneficial versus pathogenic functions, characterized by different cytokine profiles. Mucosal Th17 cells require the nuclear hormone receptor RORγt for their differentiation in draining lymph nodes...
2015: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
Wendy Huang, Benjamin Thomas, Ryan A Flynn, Samuel J Gavzy, Lin Wu, Sangwon V Kim, Jason A Hall, Emily R Miraldi, Charles P Ng, Frank Rigo, Sarah Meadows, Nina R Montoya, Natalia G Herrera, Ana I Domingos, Fraydoon Rastinejad, Richard M Myers, Frances V Fuller-Pace, Richard Bonneau, Howard Y Chang, Oreste Acuto, Dan R Littman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 5, 2016: Nature
Wendy Huang, Benjamin Thomas, Ryan A Flynn, Samuel J Gavzy, Lin Wu, Sangwon V Kim, Jason A Hall, Emily R Miraldi, Charles P Ng, Frank Rigo, Frank W Rigo, Sarah Meadows, Nina R Montoya, Natalia G Herrera, Ana I Domingos, Fraydoon Rastinejad, Richard M Myers, Frances V Fuller-Pace, Richard Bonneau, Howard Y Chang, Oreste Acuto, Dan R Littman
T helper 17 (TH17) lymphocytes protect mucosal barriers from infections, but also contribute to multiple chronic inflammatory diseases. Their differentiation is controlled by RORγt, a ligand-regulated nuclear receptor. Here we identify the RNA helicase DEAD-box protein 5 (DDX5) as a RORγt partner that coordinates transcription of selective TH17 genes, and is required for TH17-mediated inflammatory pathologies. Surprisingly, the ability of DDX5 to interact with RORγt and coactivate its targets depends on intrinsic RNA helicase activity and binding of a conserved nuclear long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), Rmrp, which is mutated in patients with cartilage-hair hypoplasia...
December 24, 2015: Nature
Sophie S B Giguère, Amanda J Guise, Pierre M Jean Beltran, Preeti M Joshi, Todd M Greco, Olivia L Quach, Jeffery Kong, Ileana M Cristea
Deleted in breast cancer 1 (DBC1) has emerged as an important regulator of multiple cellular processes, ranging from gene expression to cell cycle progression. DBC1 has been linked to tumorigenesis both as an inhibitor of histone deacetylases, HDAC3 and sirtuin 1, and as a transcriptional cofactor for nuclear hormone receptors. However, despite mounting interest in DBC1, relatively little is known about the range of its interacting partners and the scope of its functions. Here, we carried out a functional proteomics-based investigation of DBC1 interactions in two relevant cell types, T cells and kidney cells...
March 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Jillian M Emerson, Bradley M Bartholomai, Carol S Ringelberg, Scott E Baker, Jennifer J Loros, Jay C Dunlap
Mutants in the period-1 (prd-1) gene, characterized by a recessive allele, display a reduced growth rate and period lengthening of the developmental cycle controlled by the circadian clock. We refined the genetic location of prd-1 and used whole genome sequencing to find the mutation defining it, confirming the identity of prd-1 by rescuing the mutant circadian phenotype via transformation. PRD-1 is an RNA helicase whose orthologs, DDX5 [DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) Box Helicase 5] and DDX17 in humans and DBP2 (Dead Box Protein 2) in yeast, are implicated in various processes, including transcriptional regulation, elongation, and termination, ribosome biogenesis, and mRNA decay...
December 22, 2015: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Nardev Ramanathan, Nicole Lim, Colin L Stewart
BACKGROUND: DDX5/p68 RNA helicase is a member of the DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box proteins. Apart from RNA unwinding, DDX5 is an important transcriptional factor and co-activator in cell proliferation and differentiation. FINDINGS: Here, we have characterised the role of DDX5 in adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 cells using siRNA mediated suppression. Transient inhibition of Ddx5 mRNA expression at the start of adipogenesis impairs the differentiation programme even when DDX5 expression is restored later in adipogenesis...
2015: Lipids in Health and Disease
Yu-De Chu, Hsin-Kai Chen, Tao Huang, Shih-Peng Chan
Primary microRNAs (pri-miRNAs) are cleaved by the nuclear RNase III Drosha to produce hairpin-shaped precursor miRNAs (pre-miRNAs). In humans, this process is known to be facilitated by the DEAD-box helicases p68 (DDX5) and p72 (DDX17). In this study, we performed a candidate-based RNAi screen in C. elegans to identify DEAD/H-box proteins involved in miRNA biogenesis. In a let-7(mg279) sensitized genetic background, knockdown of a homolog of yeast splicing factor Prp28p, DDX-23, or a homolog of human helicases p68 and p72, DDX-17, enhanced let-7 loss-of-function phenotypes, suggesting that these helicases play a role in let-7 processing and/or function...
January 15, 2016: Developmental Biology
Xinhong Ye
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to provide novel insight into the mechanism of platinum resistance of ovarian cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RNA-seq data ERP000710 were obtained from Gene Expression Omnibus database, including specimens from six platinum sensitive samples and six platinum tolerance samples. The author analyzed the data of the 12 samples as a whole because of the low flux sequencing. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified between platinum-sensitive and platinum-tolerant samples using VARSCAN, followed by functional prediction of the SNPs...
2015: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
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