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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430840/checkpoint-dependent-phosphorylation-of-med1-trap220-in-response-to-dna-damage
#1
Hyun-Ju Kim, Jeanho Yun
Mediator complex subunit 1 (Med1)/Thyroid hormone receptor-associated protein 220 (TRAP220), an essential component of thyroid hormone receptor-associated proteins (TRAP)/mediator, plays important roles in hormone responses and tumorigenesis. However, the role of Med1 in the DNA damage response has not been studied. In this study, we found that DNA damage, resulted from γ-irradiation, ultraviolet (UV)-irradiation, or hydroxyurea, induced phosphorylation of Med1 in vivo. Phosphorylation of Med1 was abrogated by either caffeine or wortmannin treatment, suggesting that Med1 is phosphorylated through the DNA damage checkpoint pathway...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399214/an-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-from-brassica-napus-induces-a-typical-heat-shock-response-in-its-own-way-in-escherichia-coli
#2
Fei Huang, Yulong Niu, Zhibin Liu, Weifeng Liu, Xufeng Li, Hong Tan, Yi Yang
Previously, we have identified a novel E3 ubiquitin ligase, BNTR1, which plays a key role in heat stress response in Brassica napus. In this study, we accidentally found that BNTR1 can also improve thermal tolerance and reduce growth inhibition at 42°C in Escherichia coli, in a manner different from that in plant. We show that BNTR1 activates E. coli heat-shock response at low concentration in soluble form instead of in inclusion body, but BNTR1 is not functioning as a heat-shock protein (HSP) because deficient temperature-sensitive mutants of HSP genes display unconspicuous thermal tolerance in the presence of BNTR1...
March 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396351/ms2-lysis-of-escherichia-coli-depends-on-host-chaperone-dnaj
#3
Karthik R Chamakura, Jennifer S Tran, Ry Young
The L protein of the ssRNA phage MS2 causes lysis of E. coli without inducing a bacteriolytic activity or inhibiting net peptidoglycan (PG) synthesis. To find host genes required for L-mediated lysis, spontaneous Ill ( insensitivity to Llysis) mutants were selected as survivors of L expression and shown to have a missense change of the highly-conserved proline (P330Q) in the C-terminal domain of DnaJ. In the dnaJP330Q host, L-mediated lysis is completely blocked at 30°C without affecting the intracellular levels of L...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323023/internalization-axonal-transport-and-release-of-fibrillar-forms-of-alpha-synuclein
#4
Gregor Bieri, Aaron D Gitler, Michel Brahic
Intra-neuronal protein aggregates made of fibrillar alpha-synuclein (α-syn) are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). With time, these aggregates spread through the brain following axonal projections. Understanding the mechanism of this spread is central to the study of the progressive nature of PD. Here we review data relevant to the uptake, transport and release of α-syn fibrils. We summarize several cell surface receptors that regulate the uptake of α-syn fibrils by neurons. The aggregates are then transported along axons, both in the anterograde and retrograde direction...
March 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317494/pathogenic-potential-and-genotypic-diversity-of-campylobacter-jejuni-a-neglected-food-borne-pathogen-in-brazil
#5
Miliane Rodrigues Frazão, Marta Inês Cazentini Medeiros, Sheila da Silva Duque, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão
Purpose and methodology.Campylobacter jejuni is a major zoonotic pathogen that causes food-borne gastroenteritis worldwide. However, there are only a few studies available that have molecularly characterized C. jejuni strains isolated in Brazil. The aim of this study was to genotype 111 C. jejuni strains isolated from sick humans (43), monkey faeces (19), chicken faeces (14), chicken meat (33) and sewage (2) between 1996 and 2016 in Brazil using flaA-SVR (short variable region) sequencing and PFGE. Furthermore, the presence of 16 virulence genes was analysed by PCR...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286296/snowy-cotyledon-2-promotes-chloroplast-development-and-has-a-role-in-leaf-variegation-in-both-lotus-japonicus-and-arabidopsis-thaliana
#6
Nicola Zagari, Omar Sandoval-Ibañez, Niels Sandal, Junyi Su, Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion, Jens Stougaard, Mathias Pribil, Dario Leister, Pablo Pulido
Plants contain various factors that transiently interact with subunits or intermediates of the thylakoid multiprotein complexes, promoting their stable association and integration. Hence, assembly factors are essential for chloroplast development and the transition from heterotrophic to phototrophic growth. Snowy cotyledon 2 (SCO2) is a DNAJ-like protein involved in thylakoid membrane biogenesis, and it interacts with the light-harvesting chlorophyll-binding protein LHCB1. In Arabidopsis thaliana, SCO2 function was described to be restricted to cotyledons, but here we show that in Lotus japonicus absence of SCO2 results not only in paler cotyledons but also in variegated true leaves...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220688/the-dnaj-protein-osdja6-negatively-regulates-rice-innate-immunity-to-the-blast-fungus-magnaporthe-oryzae
#7
Xionghui Zhong, Jiuxia Yang, Yanlong Shi, Xuli Wang, Guo-Liang Wang
Rice blast, caused by Magnaporthe oryzae (synonym: Pyricularia oryzae), severely reduces rice production and grain quality. The molecular mechanism of rice resistance to M. oryzae is not fully understood. In this study, we identified a chaperone DnaJ protein, OsDjA6, which is involved in basal resistance to M. oryzae in rice. The OsDjA6 protein is distributed in the entire rice cell. The expression of OsDjA6 is significantly induced in rice after infection with a compatible isolate. Silencing of OsDjA6 in transgenic rice enhances resistance to M...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152394/dnaj-hsp40-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-is-involved-in-bacterial-virulence-and-elicits-a-strong-natural-immune-reaction-via-pi3k-jnk
#8
Jin Cui, Chenyu Ma, Guo Ye, Yong Shi, Wenchun Xu, Liang Zhong, Jian Wang, Yibing Yin, Xuemei Zhang, Hong Wang
As a heat shock protein, DnaJ plays an important role in the pathogenesis of pneumococcal infection. However, how the virulence factor-DnaJ elicits host natural immunity still remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of dnaJ deficiency in Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) on bacterial virulence, and further explored the related molecular mechanisms in vivo and in vitro. By generating dnaJ deficient mutant (ΔdnaJ), the virulence and colonization were detected in murine pneumonia and sepsis models in vivo...
March 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128357/multilevel-interaction-of-the-dnak-dnaj-hsp70-hsp40-stress-responsive-chaperone-machine-with-the-central-metabolism
#9
Fréderic Anglès, Marie-Pierre Castanié-Cornet, Nawel Slama, Mickael Dinclaux, Anne-Marie Cirinesi, Jean-Charles Portais, Fabien Létisse, Pierre Genevaux
Networks of molecular chaperones maintain cellular protein homeostasis by acting at nearly every step in the biogenesis of proteins and protein complexes. Herein, we demonstrate that the major chaperone DnaK/HSP70 of the model bacterium Escherichia coli is critical for the proper functioning of the central metabolism and for the cellular response to carbon nutrition changes, either directly or indirectly via the control of the heat-shock response. We identified carbon sources whose utilization was positively or negatively affected by DnaK and isolated several central metabolism genes (among other genes identified in this work) that compensate for the lack of DnaK and/or DnaK/Trigger Factor chaperone functions in vivo...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120870/selection-of-suitable-reference-genes-for-quantitative-real-time-pcr-gene-expression-analysis-in-salix-matsudana-under-different-abiotic-stresses
#10
Yunxing Zhang, Xiaojiao Han, Shuangshuang Chen, Liu Zheng, Xuelian He, Mingying Liu, Guirong Qiao, Yang Wang, Renying Zhuo
Salix matsudana is a deciduous, rapidly growing willow species commonly cultivated in China, which can tolerate drought, salt, and heavy metal stress conditions. Selection of suitable reference genes for quantitative real-time PCR is important for normalizing the expression of the key genes associated with various stresses. To validate suitable reference genes, we selected 11 candidate reference genes (five traditional housekeeping genes and six novel genes) and analyzed their expression stability in various samples, including different tissues and under different abiotic stress treatments...
January 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035601/epidemiological-relationships-of-campylobacter-jejuni-strains-isolated-from-humans-and-chickens-in-south-korea
#11
Jae-Young Oh, Yong-Kuk Kwon, Bai Wei, Hyung-Kwan Jang, Suk-Kyung Lim, Cheon-Hyeon Kim, Suk-Chan Jung, Min-Su Kang
Thirty-nine human isolates of Campylobacter jejuni obtained from a national university hospital during 2007-2010 and 38 chicken isolates of C. jejuni were collected from poultry farms during 2009-2010 in South Korea were used in this study. Campylobacter genomic species and virulence-associated genes were identified by PCR. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) were performed to compare their genetic relationships. All isolates were highly resistant to ciprofloxacin, nalidixic acid, and tetracycline...
January 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031292/protein-kinase-ck2-modulates-hsj1-function-through-phosphorylation-of-the-uim2-domain
#12
Daniele Ottaviani, Oriano Marin, Giorgio Arrigoni, Cinzia Franchin, Jordi Vilardell, Michele Sandre, Wenwen Li, David A Parfitt, Lorenzo A Pinna, Michael E Cheetham, Maria Ruzzene
HSJ1 (DNAJB2), a member of the DNAJ family of molecular chaperones, is a key player in neuronal proteostasis maintenance. It binds ubiquitylated proteins through its Ubiquitin Interacting Motifs (UIMs) and facilitates their delivery to the proteasome for degradation. Mutations in the DNAJB2 gene lead to inherited neuropathies such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth type-2, distal hereditary motor neuropathies, spinal muscular atrophy with parkinsonism and the later stages can resemble amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. HSJ1 overexpression can reduce aggregation of neurodegeneration-associated proteins in vitro and in vivo; however, the regulation of HSJ1 function is little understood...
February 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018906/chaperonopathies-spotlight-on-hereditary-motor-neuropathies
#13
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Vincenzo Lupo, Carmen Aguado, Erwin Knecht, Carmen Espinós
Distal hereditary motor neuropathies (dHMN) are a group of rare hereditary neuromuscular disorders characterized by an atrophy that affects peroneal muscles in the absence of sensory symptoms. To date, 23 genes are thought to be responsible for dHMN, four of which encode chaperones: DNAJB2, which encodes a member of the HSP40/DNAJ co-chaperone family; and HSPB1, HSPB3, and HSPB8, encoding three members of the small heat shock protein family. While around 30 different mutations in HSPB1 have been identified, the remaining three genes are altered in many fewer cases...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013030/interaction-of-e-coli-hsp90-with-dnak-involves-the-dnaj-binding-region-of-dnak
#14
Andrea N Kravats, Shannon M Doyle, Joel R Hoskins, Olivier Genest, Erin Doody, Sue Wickner
The 90-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp90) is a widely conserved and ubiquitous molecular chaperone that participates in ATP-dependent protein remodeling in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. It functions in conjunction with Hsp70 and the Hsp70 cochaperones, an Hsp40 (J-protein) and a nucleotide exchange factor. In Escherichia coli, the functional collaboration between Hsp90Ec and Hsp70, DnaK, requires that the two chaperones directly interact. We used molecular docking to model the interaction of Hsp90Ec and DnaK...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008672/the-angulata7-gene-encodes-a-dnaj-like-zinc-finger-domain-protein-involved-in-chloroplast-function-and-leaf-development-in-arabidopsis
#15
Tamara Muñoz-Nortes, José Manuel Pérez-Pérez, María Rosa Ponce, Héctor Candela, José Luis Micol
The characterization of mutants with altered leaf shape and pigmentation has previously allowed the identification of nuclear genes that encode plastid-localized proteins that perform essential functions in leaf growth and development. A large-scale screen previously allowed us to isolate ethyl methanesulfonate-induced mutants with small rosettes and pale green leaves with prominent marginal teeth, which were assigned to a phenotypic class that we dubbed Angulata. The molecular characterization of the 12 genes assigned to this phenotypic class should help us to advance our understanding of the still poorly understood relationship between chloroplast biogenesis and leaf morphogenesis...
March 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000841/genome-wide-association-scans-for-idiopathic-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-a-korean-population
#16
Seung-Hoon Baek, Kang-Il Kim, Kyung-Sik Yoon, Tae-Ho Kim, Shin-Yoon Kim
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a multifactorial disease and is associated with genetic predisposition, and exposure to certain risk factors. In particular, idiopathic ONFH in twins and the clustering of cases in families have indicated that genetic factors are involved. However, the majority of cases of ONFH are sporadic and various studies have demonstrated that differences in the study design and/or the ethnic groups analyzed leads to different results. The present study performed one of the first genome‑wide association studies to identify genetic loci that may increase the risk of idiopathic ONFH...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984043/myeloid-leukemia-factor-acts-in-a-chaperone-complex-to-regulate-transcription-factor-stability-and-gene-expression
#17
Jamie O Dyer, Arnob Dutta, Madelaine Gogol, Vikki M Weake, George Dialynas, Xilan Wu, Christopher Seidel, Ying Zhang, Laurence Florens, Michael P Washburn, Susan M Abmayr, Jerry L Workman
Mutations that affect myelodysplasia/myeloid leukemia factor (MLF) proteins are associated with leukemia and several other cancers. However, with no strong homology to other proteins of known function, the role of MLF proteins in the cell has remained elusive. Here, we describe a proteomics approach that identifies MLF as a member of a nuclear chaperone complex containing a DnaJ protein, BCL2-associated anthanogene 2, and Hsc70. This complex associates with chromatin and regulates the expression of target genes...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966599/transcriptional-analysis-of-degenerate-strain-clostridium-beijerinckii-dg-8052-reveals-a-pleiotropic-response-to-caco3-associated-recovery-of-solvent-production
#18
Shengyin Jiao, Yan Zhang, Caixia Wan, Jia Lv, Renjia Du, Ruijuan Zhang, Bei Han
Degenerate Clostridium beijerinckii strain (DG-8052) can be partially recovered by supplementing CaCO3 to fermentation media. Genome resequencing of DG-8052 showed no general regulator mutated. This study focused on transcriptional analysis of DG-8052 and its response to CaCO3 treatment via microarray. The expressions of 5168 genes capturing 98.6% of C. beijerinckii NCIMB 8052 genome were examed. The results revealed that with addition of CaCO3 565 and 916 genes were significantly up-regulated, and 704 and 1044 genes significantly down-regulated at acidogenic and solventogenic phase of DG-8052, respectively...
December 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966060/components-of-a-mammalian-protein-disaggregation-refolding-machine-are-targeted-to-nuclear-speckles-following-thermal-stress-in-differentiated-human-neuronal-cells
#19
Catherine A S Deane, Ian R Brown
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) are a set of highly conserved proteins involved in cellular repair and protective mechanisms. They counter protein misfolding and aggregation that are characteristic features of neurodegenerative diseases. Hsps act co-operatively in disaggregation/refolding machines that assemble at sites of protein misfolding and aggregation. Members of the DNAJ (Hsp40) family act as "holdases" that detect and bind misfolded proteins, while members of the HSPA (Hsp70) family act as "foldases" that refold proteins to biologically active states...
March 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902286/macrococcus-canis-sp-nov-a-skin-bacterium-associated-with-infections-in-dogs
#20
Stefanie Gobeli Brawand, Kerstin Cotting, Elena Gómez-Sanz, Alexandra Collaud, Andreas Thomann, Isabelle Brodard, Sabrina Rodriguez Campos, Christian Strauss, Vincent Perreten
Gram-stain positive cocci were isolated from miscellaneous sites of the skin of healthy dogs as well as from infection sites in dogs. The closest relative by sequencing of the 16S rRNA was Macrococcus caseolyticus with 99.7% sequence identity, but compared to M. caseolyticus, the novel strains shared only 90.8% to 93.5% DNA identity to cpn60, dnaJ, rpoB, and sodA partial genes, respectively. The two species also exhibited other phenotypic characteristics and the majority displayed a visible haemolysis on sheep blood agar, while M...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
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