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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642491/a-cross-species-approach-to-identify-transcriptional-regulators-exemplified-for-dnajc22-and-hnf4a
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A C Aschenbrenner, K Bassler, M Brondolin, L Bonaguro, P Carrera, K Klee, T Ulas, J L Schultze, M Hoch
There is an enormous need to make better use of the ever increasing wealth of publicly available genomic information and to utilize the tremendous progress in computational approaches in the life sciences. Transcriptional regulation of protein-coding genes is a major mechanism of controlling cellular functions. However, the myriad of transcription factors potentially controlling transcription of any given gene makes it often difficult to quickly identify the biological relevant transcription factors. Here, we report on the identification of Hnf4a as a major transcription factor of the so far unstudied DnaJ heat shock protein family (Hsp40) member C22 (Dnajc22)...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617524/high-prevalence-of-methicillin-resistant-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-a-university-environment-in-thailand
#2
Rathanin Seng, Udomluk Leungtongkam, Rapee Thummeepak, Wassana Chatdumrong, Sutthirat Sitthisak
The present study was conducted to isolate and characterize the molecular epidemiology of the methicillin-resistant staphylococci in the general university environment, where all five locations; the library, restrooms, canteens, computer rooms and outdoor surfaces, are in common use by a large population of students. We used Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA) supplemented with 4 μg/ml of oxacillin to screen the methicillin-resistant staphylococci. The species level was identified by PCR of rdr (Staphylococcus epidermidis), groESL (Staphylococcus haemolyticus) and nuc (Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus warneri) genes and DNA sequencing of tuf and dnaJ genes...
June 2017: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612271/overexpression-of-dnaj-like-chaperone-enhances-carotenoid-synthesis-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#3
Tateki Morikawa, Yusuke Uraguchi, Shohei Sanda, Satoshi Nakagawa, Shigeki Sawayama
Production of functional carotenoids using microalgae may facilitate the commercialization of anti-aging nutritional supplements. The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii uses a non-mevalonate (MEP) pathway for isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) synthesis. Two enzymes thought to play important roles in this MEP pathway to IPP synthesis are 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase (DXS) and reductase (DXR). DnaJ-like chaperone (Orange protein) is thought to support phytoene synthase, a key enzyme in plant carotenoid synthesis...
June 13, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597544/endoplasmic-reticulum-proteins-sdf2-and-sdf2l1-act-as-components-of-the-bip-chaperone-cycle-to-prevent-protein-aggregation
#4
Tsutomu Fujimori, Ryoji Suno, Shun-Ichiro Iemura, Tohru Natsume, Ikuo Wada, Nobuko Hosokawa
The folding of newly synthesized proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is assisted by ER-resident chaperone proteins. BiP (immunoglobulin heavy-chain-binding protein), a member of the HSP70 family, plays a central role in protein quality control. The chaperone function of BiP is regulated by its intrinsic ATPase activity, which is stimulated by ER-resident proteins of the HSP40/DnaJ family, including ERdj3. Here, we report that two closely related proteins, SDF2 and SDF2L1, regulate the BiP chaperone cycle...
June 9, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579939/the-role-of-co-chaperones-in-synaptic-proteostasis-and-neurodegenerative-disease
#5
REVIEW
Erica L Gorenberg, Sreeganga S Chandra
Synapses must be preserved throughout an organism's lifespan to allow for normal brain function and behavior. Synapse maintenance is challenging given the long distances between the termini and the cell body, reliance on axonal transport for delivery of newly synthesized presynaptic proteins, and high rates of synaptic vesicle exo- and endocytosis. Hence, synapses rely on efficient proteostasis mechanisms to preserve their structure and function. To this end, the synaptic compartment has specific chaperones to support its functions...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572458/the-dnaj-like-zinc-finger-protein-hcf222-is-required-for-thylakoid-membrane-biogenesis
#6
Stephanie Hartings, Susanne Paradies, Bianca Karnuth, Sabrina Eisfeld, Jasmin Mehsing, Christian Wolff, Tatjana Levey, Peter Westhoff, Karin Meierhoff
To understand the biogenesis of the thylakoid membrane in higher plants and to identify auxiliary proteins required to build up this highly complex membrane system, we have characterized the allelic nuclear mutants high chlorophyll fluorescence (hcf) 222-1 and 222-2 and isolated the causal gene by map based cloning. In the ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) induced mutant hcf222-1 the accumulation of the cytochrome b6f (Cytb6f) complex was reduced to 30% compared to the wild type. Other thylakoid membrane complexes accumulated to normal levels...
June 1, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507559/the-dnaj-gene-family-in-pepper-capsicum-annuum-l-comprehensive-identification-characterization-and-expression-profiles
#7
FangFei Fan, Xian Yang, Yuan Cheng, Yunyan Kang, Xirong Chai
The DnaJ proteins which function as molecular chaperone played critical roles in plant growth and development and response to heat stress (HS) and also called heat shock protein 40 based on molecular weight. However, little was reported on this gene family in pepper. Recently, the release of the whole pepper genome provided an opportunity for identifying putative DnaJ homologous. In this study, a total of 76 putative pepper DnaJ genes (CaDnaJ01 to CaDnaJ76) were identified using bioinformatics methods and classified into five groups by the presence of the complete three domains (J-domain, zinc finger domain, and C-terminal domain)...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505454/perturbation-response-scanning-reveals-key-residues-for-allosteric-control-in-hsp70
#8
David Penkler, Ozge Sensoy, Canan Atilgan, Ozlem Tastan Bishop
Hsp70 molecular chaperones play an important role in maintaining cellular homeostasis, and are implicated in a wide array of cellular processes including protein recovery from aggregates, cross membrane protein translocation, and protein biogenesis. Hsp70 consists of two domains, a nucleotide binding domain (NBD) and a substrate binding domain (SBD), each of which communicates via an allosteric mechanism such that the protein interconverts between two functional states, an ATP bound open conformation and an ADP bound closed conformation...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498104/modeling-hsp70-hsp40-interaction-by-multi-scale-molecular-simulations-and-co-evolutionary-sequence-analysis
#9
Duccio Malinverni, Alfredo Jost Lopez, Paolo De Los Rios, Gerhard Hummer, Alessandro Barducci
The interaction between the Heat Shock Proteins 70 and 40 is at the core of the ATPase regulation of the chaperone machinery that maintains protein homeostasis. However, the structural details of the interaction are still elusive and contrasting models have been proposed for the transient Hsp70/Hsp40 complexes. Here we combine molecular simulations based on both coarse-grained and atomistic models with co-evolutionary sequence analysis to shed light on this problem by focusing on the bacterial DnaK/DnaJ system...
May 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484369/differential-targeting-of-hsp70-heat-shock-proteins-hspa6-and-hspa1a-with-components-of-a-protein-disaggregation-refolding-machine-in-differentiated-human-neuronal-cells-following-thermal-stress
#10
Catherine A S Deane, Ian R Brown
Heat shock proteins (Hsps) co-operate in multi-protein machines that counter protein misfolding and aggregation and involve DNAJ (Hsp40), HSPA (Hsp70), and HSPH (Hsp105α). The HSPA family is a multigene family composed of inducible and constitutively expressed members. Inducible HSPA6 (Hsp70B') is found in the human genome but not in the genomes of mouse and rat. To advance knowledge of this little studied HSPA member, the targeting of HSPA6 to stress-sensitive neuronal sites with components of a disaggregation/refolding machine was investigated following thermal stress...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481734/hlj1-dnajb4-gene-is-a-novel-biomarker-candidate-in-breast-cancer
#11
Tolga Acun, Natalie Doberstein, Jens K Habermann, Timo Gemoll, Christoph Thorns, Emin Oztas, Thomas Ried
Breast cancer is the most common cancer type and cause of cancer-related mortality among women worldwide. New biomarker discovery is crucial for diagnostic innovation and personalized medicine in breast cancer. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) have been increasingly reported as biomarkers and potential drug targets for cancers. HLJ1 (DNAJB4) belongs to the DNAJ (HSP40) family of HSPs and is regarded as a tumor suppressor gene in lung, colon, and gastric cancers. However, the role of the HLJ1 gene in breast cancer is currently unknown...
May 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439766/enhanced-butyric-acid-tolerance-and-production-by-class-i-heat-shock-protein-overproducing-clostridium-tyrobutyricum-atcc-25755
#12
Yukai Suo, Sheng Luo, Yanan Zhang, Zhengping Liao, Jufang Wang
The response of Clostridium tyrobutyricum to butyric acid stress involves various stress-related genes, and therefore overexpression of stress-related genes can improve butyric acid tolerance and yield. Class I heat shock proteins (HSPs) play an important role in the process of protecting bacteria from sudden changes of extracellular stress by assisting protein folding correctly. The results of quantitative real-time PCR indicated that the Class I HSGs grpE, dnaK, dnaJ, groEL, groES, and htpG were significantly upregulated under butyric acid stress, especially the dnaK and groE operons...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430840/checkpoint-dependent-phosphorylation-of-med1-trap220-in-response-to-dna-damage
#13
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...
June 1, 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
#14
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
#15
Karthik R Chamakura, Jennifer S Tran, Ry Young
The L protein of the single-stranded RNA phage MS2 causes lysis of Escherichia coli without inducing 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 mutant host, L-mediated lysis is completely blocked at 30°C without affecting the intracellular levels of L...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323023/internalization-axonal-transport-and-release-of-fibrillar-forms-of-alpha-synuclein
#16
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
#17
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%C3%A2-both-lotus-japonicus-and-arabidopsis-thaliana
#18
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 interacts with the light-harvesting chlorophyll-binding protein LHCB1. In Arabidopsis thaliana, SCO2 function was previously reported to be restricted to cotyledons...
May 1, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220688/the-dnaj-protein-osdja6-negatively-regulates-rice-innate-immunity-to-the-blast-fungus-magnaporthe-oryzae
#19
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
#20
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
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