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Yoonhwa Jeong, Mina Jung, Myeung Ju Kim, Cheol Ho Hwang
To develop Pleurotus eryngii varieties with improved medicinal qualities, protoplasts of P. eryngii were mutagenized using 4-nitroquinoleneoxide. The effects of the resulting variant mushrooms on a human cell were evaluated by applying their aqueous extracts to the human hepatoma cell line, HepG2, in vitro and examining any alteration in the proteomes of the treated HepG2. The P. eryngii mutant, NQ2A-12, was selected for its effects on increasing the expression level of Pin1 in HepG2. Pin1 is one of the peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerases known to play an important role in repressing Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis...
January 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
Benjamin Weller, Melina Zourelidou, Lena Frank, Inês C R Barbosa, Astrid Fastner, Sandra Richter, Gerd Jürgens, Ulrich Z Hammes, Claus Schwechheimer
The directional distribution of the phytohormone auxin is essential for plant development. Directional auxin transport is mediated by the polarly distributed PIN-FORMED (PIN) auxin efflux carriers. We have previously shown that efficient PIN1-mediated auxin efflux requires activation through phosphorylation at the four serines S1-S4 in Arabidopsis thaliana The Brefeldin A (BFA)-sensitive D6 PROTEIN KINASE (D6PK) and the BFA-insensitive PINOID (PID) phosphorylate and activate PIN1 through phosphorylation at all four phosphosites...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Ka-Wai Leong, Chi-Wai Cheng, Chun-Ming Wong, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Yok-Lam Kwong, Eric Tse
PIN1 is a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase (PPIase) that regulates multiple signaling pathways to control cell fate and is found to be over-expressed in cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the regulation of PIN1 in HCC remains poorly defined. Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play a pivotal role in oncogenesis by targeting the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of mRNAs encoded by oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes, thereby suppressing the levels of both oncoproteins and tumour suppressors...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
Sujittra Promchuea, Yujuan Zhu, Zhizhong Chen, Jing Zhang, Zhizhong Gong
Multiple hormones, including abscisic acid (ABA) and auxin, regulate cell division and differentiation of Arabidopsis root meristems. AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR 2 (ARF2) functions as a negative regulator of ABA responses, as seed germination and primary root growth of arf2 mutants are hypersensitive to ABA. In this study, we found that ABA treatment reduced the expression levels of the PIN-FORMEDs (PIN) auxin efflux carriers, PIN1, PIN3, PIN4, and PIN7, to a greater extent in the root meristems of arf2-101 mutant than in the wild type...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
Ricardo Soares-Dos-Reis, Ana Sofia Pessoa, Ana Filipa Dias, Miguel Falcão, Mariana Raimundo Matos, Rui Vitorino, Filipe Almeida Monteiro, Deolinda Lima, Carlos Reguenga
Prrxl1 encodes for a paired-like homeodomain transcription factor essential for the correct establishment of the dorsal root ganglion - spinal cord nociceptive circuitry during development. Prrxl1 -null mice display gross anatomical disruption of this circuitry, which translates to a markedly diminished sensitivity to noxious stimuli. Here, by the use of an Immunoprecipitation-Mass Spectrometry approach, we identify 5 highly conserved phosphorylation sites (T110, S119, S231, S233, S251) in PRRXL1 primary structure...
January 3, 2017: Biochemical Journal
Guo-Liang Huang, Dan Liao, Hua Chen, Yan Lu, Liyong Chen, Huahui Li, Binbin Li, Weilong Liu, Caiguo Ye, Tong Li, Zhu Zhu, Jian Wang, Takafumi Uchida, Ying Zou, Zigang Dong, Zhiwei He
The function of activating transcription factor 1 (ATF1) and the mechanism about why ATF1 was over-phosphorylated in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) progression is completely undiscovered. In this study, a series of experiments both in vitro and in vivo were used to characterize a promotive function of ATF1 in NPC tumorigenesis and identify prolyl isomerase Pin1 as a novel regulator of ATF1 at post-transcription. First, we found that overexpression of ATF1 promoted colony formation in NPC. However, the high protein level of ATF1 in NPC was not resulted from high mRNA level...
December 29, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
Qiannan Wang, Bang An, Yunxie Wei, Russel J Reiter, Haitao Shi, Hongli Luo, Chaozu He
Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) plays important roles in regulating both biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, biological rhythms, plant growth and development. Sharing the same substrate (tryptophan) for the biosynthesis, melatonin and auxin also have similar effects in plant development. However, the specific function of melatonin in modulating plant root growth and the relationship between melatonin and auxin as well as underlying mechanisms are still unclear. In this study, we found high concentration of melatonin remarkably inhibited root growth in Arabidopsis by reducing root meristem size...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Chi-Wai Cheng, Ka-Wai Leong, Eric Tse
PIN1 is a peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase that binds and catalyses isomerization of the specific motif comprising a phosphorylated serine or threonine residue preceding a proline (pSer/Thr-Pro) in proteins. PIN1 can therefore induce conformational and functional changes of its interacting proteins that are regulated by proline-directed serine/threonine phosphorylation. Through this phosphorylation-dependent prolyl isomerization, PIN1 fine-tunes the functions of key phosphoproteins (e.g., cyclin D1, survivin, β-catenin and x-protein of hepatitis B virus) that are involved in the regulation of cell cycle progression, apoptosis, proliferation and oncogenic transformation...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Kun Li, Lei Li, Shuxiang Wang, Xiaojing Li, Tianyi Ma, Dan Liu, Yongkui Jing, Linxiang Zhao
A series of novel acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA) derivatives with a different electron-withdrawing group on ring A and a nitrogen heterocycle at C-24 were designed and synthesized. These semi-synthetic compounds showed improved anti-proliferative activity against prostate cancer cells over AKBA. Compound 8f bearing 2-cyano-3,11-dioxo moiety and piperazine was the most potent to inhibit growth of prostate cancer PC-3 (IC50 = 0.04 μM) and LNCaP (IC50 = 0.27 μM) cell lines. 8f caused cell cycle arrest in G2/M and induced apoptosis...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Asami Kondo, Onder Albayram, Xiao Zhen Zhou, Kun Ping Lu
Pin1 knockout in mice causes age-dependent neuropathy characterized by motor and behavioral deficits, tau hyper phosphorylation, tau filament formation, and neuronal degradation. Here, we describe the methods with mouse behavior test, immunostaining, and immunoblotting to detect many aspects of neurodegeneration in Pin1 knockout mice.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Esteban Vöhringer-Martinez, Ciro Dörner
Conformational changes in enzymes and their role in their catalytic activity have been thoroughly addressed experimentally and theoretically. There is a vivid discussion in the field of enzyme catalysis on whether conformational changes of the enzyme are coupled to catalysis, or whether transition state stabilization through the preorganized protein and its electrostatic properties govern the catalysis. In this study, an additional contribution to the catalysis of one specific enzyme, Pin1, is proposed, which arises from its conformational selection of the peptide substrate from aqueous solution with the lowest activation barrier...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
J Wang, X-H Liao, M Zheng, D Yang, X Z Zhou, H Liu, K P Lu
Infection is the process of pathogen invasion, as well as the host reaction to the foreign agents. Proline-directed phosphorylation is a major regulatory mechanism that regulates the function of fundamental proteins involved in infection and infection-induced cancer. Recently, the identification of the phosphorylation-dependent prolyl isomerase Pin1 has uncovered a unique regulatory signaling mechanism controlling protein conformation and function after phosphorylation. Pin1 is the only proline isomerase that specifically recognizes certain Pro-directed Ser/Thr phosphorylation motifs...
November 23, 2016: Current Molecular Medicine
Jorge Lora, María Herrero, Matthew R Tucker, José I Hormaza
How and why specific plant cells adopt germline identity during ovule development has proved challenging to address, and the pathways that are active in the ovules of basal/early-divergent angiosperms possessing a multilayered nucellus are still unclear. Here, we compare megasporogenesis between two early-divergent angiosperms (Annona cherimola and Persea americana) and the evolutionarily derived Arabidopsis thaliana, studying the three-dimensional spatial position of the megaspore mother cell (MMC), the compositional details of the MMC wall and the location of PIN1 expression...
November 23, 2016: New Phytologist
Yu Zhao, Li-Li Zhang, Fa-Xian Ding, Ping Cao, Yuan-Yuan Qi, Jing Wang
BACKGROUND: Peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase NIMA-interacting 1 (Pin1) is a key regulator of PTH mRNA stability. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), which is characterized by elevated serum PTH levels, is a common complication of CKD. We investigated the possible associations between CKD with SHPT (CKD SHPT) and single-nucleotide polymorphisms of the Pin1 gene and compared the levels of the Pin1 protein in the CKD SHPT patients with those of the controls. METHODS: The study group included 251 CKD SHPT patients and 61 controls...
November 23, 2016: Renal Failure
Soo-A Kim, Hong Seok Choi, Sang-Gun Ahn
PIN1, which belongs to a family of prolyl isomerases, specifically binds to phosphorylated Ser/Thr-pro motifs to catalytically regulate the post-phosphorylation conformation of its substrates. This study aimed to investigate the importance of Pin1 expression in human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) to understand the involvement of Pin1 in the regulation of P2Y1 and the activation of ADP-mediated P2Y1 signaling. This study found that the protein levels of P2Y1 gradually decreased after the onset of cell recovery following heat stress...
November 16, 2016: Oncotarget
Hui-Lung Sun, Ri Cui, JianKang Zhou, Kun-Yu Teng, Yung-Hsuan Hsiao, Kotaro Nakanishi, Matteo Fassan, Zhenghua Luo, Guqin Shi, Esmerina Tili, Huban Kutay, Francesca Lovat, Caterina Vicentini, Han-Li Huang, Shih-Wei Wang, Taewan Kim, Nicola Zanesi, Young-Jun Jeon, Tae Jin Lee, Jih-Hwa Guh, Mien-Chie Hung, Kalpana Ghoshal, Che-Ming Teng, Yong Peng, Carlo M Croce
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are mostly downregulated in cancer. However, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon and the precise consequence in tumorigenesis remain obscure. Here we show that ERK suppresses pre-miRNA export from the nucleus through phosphorylation of exportin-5 (XPO5) at T345/S416/S497. After phosphorylation by ERK, conformation of XPO5 is altered by prolyl isomerase Pin1, resulting in reduction of pre-miRNA loading. In liver cancer, the ERK-mediated XPO5 suppression reduces miR-122, increases microtubule dynamics, and results in tumor development and drug resistance...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
Nemneineng Haokip, Aruna Naorem
Pin1-type parvulins are unique among PPIases that can catalyse an otherwise slow cis-trans isomerisation of phosphorylated peptide bond preceding proline in target proteins. This prolyl isomerisation process can regulate activity, stability and localisation of target proteins and thus control cellular processes like eukaryotic cell proliferation, cell cycle progression and gene regulation. Towards understanding the function of Pin1-type prolyl isomerisation in Dictyostelium discoideum, a slime mould with distinct growth and developmental phases, we identified PinA as a novel Pin1-type parvulin by its ability to complement the temperature sensitivity phenotype associated with a mutation in ESS1 in S...
January 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Alessandra Rustighi, Alessandro Zannini, Elena Campaner, Yari Ciani, Silvano Piazza, Giannino Del Sal
Mammary gland development, various stages of mammary tumorigenesis and breast cancer progression have the peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerase PIN1 at their centerpiece, in virtue of the ability of this unique enzyme to fine-tune the dynamic crosstalk between multiple molecular pathways. PIN1 exerts its action by inducing conformational and functional changes on key cellular proteins, following proline-directed phosphorylation. Through this post-phosphorylation signal transduction mechanism, PIN1 controls the extent and direction of the cellular response to a variety of inputs, in physiology and disease...
November 11, 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
Neha Bhatia, Behruz Bozorg, André Larsson, Carolyn Ohno, Henrik Jönsson, Marcus G Heisler
The periodic formation of plant organs such as leaves and flowers gives rise to intricate patterns that have fascinated biologists and mathematicians alike for hundreds of years [1]. The plant hormone auxin plays a central role in establishing these patterns by promoting organ formation at sites where it accumulates due to its polar, cell-to-cell transport [2-6]. Although experimental evidence as well as modeling suggest that feedback from auxin to its transport direction may help specify phyllotactic patterns [7-12], the nature of this feedback remains unclear [13]...
December 5, 2016: Current Biology: CB
Woo-Jin Kim, Rabia Islam, Bong-Soo Kim, Young-Dan Cho, Won-Joon Yoon, Jeong-Hwa Baek, Kyung-Mi Woo, Hyun-Mo Ryoo
Pin1 is a peptidyl prolyl cis-trans isomerase that specifically binds to the phosphoserine-proline or phosphothreonine-proline motifs of several proteins. We reported that Pin1 plays a critical role in the fate determination of Smad1/5, Runx2 and β-catenin that are indispensable nuclear proteins for osteoblast differentiation. Though several chemical inhibitors has been discovered for Pin1, no activator has been reported as of yet. In this study, we directly introduced recombinant Pin1 protein successfully into the cytoplasm via fibroin nanoparticle encapsulated in cationic lipid...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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