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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644390/the-electrosome-a-surface-displayed-enzymatic-cascade-in-a-biofuel-cell-s-anode-and-a-high-density-surface-displayed-biocathodic-enzyme
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Alon Szczupak, Dror Aizik, Sarah Moraïs, Yael Vazana, Yoav Barak, Edward A Bayer, Lital Alfonta
The limitation of surface-display systems in biofuel cells to a single redox enzyme is a major drawback of hybrid biofuel cells, resulting in a low copy-number of enzymes per yeast cell and a limitation in displaying enzymatic cascades. Here we present the electrosome, a novel surface-display system based on the specific interaction between the cellulosomal scaffoldin protein and a cascade of redox enzymes that allows multiple electron-release by fuel oxidation. The electrosome is composed of two compartments: (i) a hybrid anode, which consists of dockerin-containing enzymes attached specifically to cohesin sites in the scaffoldin to assemble an ethanol oxidation cascade, and (ii) a hybrid cathode, which consists of a dockerin-containing oxygen-reducing enzyme attached in multiple copies to the cohesin-bearing scaffoldin...
June 23, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640891/baculoviral-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-facilitates-efficient-genome-editing-in-human-cells
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Sanne Hindriksen, Arne J Bramer, My Anh Truong, Martijn J M Vromans, Jasmin B Post, Ingrid Verlaan-Klink, Hugo J Snippert, Susanne M A Lens, Michael A Hadders
The CRISPR/Cas9 system is a highly effective tool for genome editing. Key to robust genome editing is the efficient delivery of the CRISPR/Cas9 machinery. Viral delivery systems are efficient vehicles for the transduction of foreign genes but commonly used viral vectors suffer from a limited capacity in the genetic information they can carry. Baculovirus however is capable of carrying large exogenous DNA fragments. Here we investigate the use of baculoviral vectors as a delivery vehicle for CRISPR/Cas9 based genome-editing tools...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636010/engineering-multi-functional-bacterial-outer-membrane-vesicles-as-modular-nanodevices-for-biosensing-and-bioimaging
#3
Qi Chen, Sharon Rozovsky, Wilfred Chen
Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) are proteoliposomes derived from the outer membrane and periplasmic space of many Gram-negative bacteria including E. coli as part of their natural growth cycle. Inspired by the natural ability of E. coli to sort proteins to both the exterior and interior of OMVs, we reported here a one-pot synthesis approach to engineer multi-functionalized OMV-based sensors for both antigen binding and signal generation. SlyB, a native lipoprotein, was used a fusion partner to package nanoluciferase (Nluc) within OMVs, while a previously developed INP-Scaf3 surface scaffold was fused to the Z-domain for antibody recruiting...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631016/new-insights-into-cohesin-loading
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REVIEW
Ireneusz Litwin, Robert Wysocki
Cohesin is a conserved, ring-shaped protein complex that encircles sister chromatids and ensures correct chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis. It also plays a crucial role in the regulation of gene expression, DNA condensation, and DNA repair through both non-homologous end joining and homologous recombination. Cohesins are spatiotemporally regulated by the Scc2-Scc4 complex which facilitates cohesin loading onto chromatin at specific chromosomal sites. Over the last few years, much attention has been paid to cohesin and cohesin loader as it became clear that even minor disruptions of these complexes may lead to developmental disorders and cancers...
June 19, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629661/cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-congenital-heart-disease-in-149-patients
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Ariadna Ayerza Casas, Beatriz Puisac Uriol, María Esperanza Teresa Rodrigo, María Hernández Marcos, Feliciano J Ramos Fuentes, Juan Pie Juste
INTRODUCTION: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is produced by mutations in genes that encode regulatory or structural proteins of the cohesin complex. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is not a major criterion of the disease, but it affects many individuals. The objective of this study was to study the incidence and type of CHD in patients with CdLS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Cardiological findings were evaluated in 149 patients with CdLS and their possible relationship with clinical and genetic variables...
June 16, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626802/cohesin-mutations-in-myeloid-malignancies
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Joseph B Fisher, Maureen McNulty, Michael J Burke, John D Crispino, Sridhar Rao
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a hematologic malignancy with a poor prognosis. Recent genome-wide sequencing studies have identified frequent mutations in genes encoding members of the cohesin complex. Mutations in cohesin contribute to myeloid malignancies by conferring enhanced self-renewal of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells but the mechanisms behind this phenotype have not been fully elucidated. Of note, cohesin mutations are highly prevalent in acute megakaryocytic leukemia associated with Down syndrome (DS-AMKL), where they occur in over half of patients...
April 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615292/rtt101-mms1-mms22-coordinates-replication-coupled-sister-chromatid-cohesion-and-nucleosome-assembly
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Jingjing Zhang, Di Shi, Xiaoli Li, Lin Ding, Jun Tang, Cong Liu, Katsuhiko Shirahige, Qinhong Cao, Huiqiang Lou
Two sister chromatids must be held together by a cohesion process from their synthesis during S phase to segregation in anaphase. Despite its pivotal role in accurate chromosome segregation, how cohesion is established remains elusive. Here, we demonstrate that yeast Rtt101-Mms1, Cul4 family E3 ubiquitin ligases are stronger dosage suppressors of loss-of-function eco1 mutants than PCNA The essential cohesion reaction, Eco1-catalyzed Smc3 acetylation is reduced in the absence of Rtt101-Mms1. One of the adaptor subunits, Mms22, associates directly with Eco1...
June 14, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607419/two-step-atp-driven-opening-of-cohesin-head
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Íñigo Marcos-Alcalde, Jesús I Mendieta-Moreno, Beatriz Puisac, María Concepción Gil-Rodríguez, María Hernández-Marcos, Diego Soler-Polo, Feliciano J Ramos, José Ortega, Juan Pié, Jesús Mendieta, Paulino Gómez-Puertas
The cohesin ring is a protein complex composed of four core subunits: Smc1A, Smc3, Rad21 and Stag1/2. It is involved in chromosome segregation, DNA repair, chromatin organization and transcription regulation. Opening of the ring occurs at the "head" structure, formed of the ATPase domains of Smc1A and Smc3 and Rad21. We investigate the mechanisms of the cohesin ring opening using techniques of free molecular dynamics (MD), steered MD and quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics MD (QM/MM MD). The study allows the thorough analysis of the opening events at the atomic scale: i) ATP hydrolysis at the Smc1A site, evaluating the role of the carboxy-terminal domain of Rad21 in the process; ii) the activation of the Smc3 site potentially mediated by the movement of specific amino acids; and iii) opening of the head domains after the two ATP hydrolysis events...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597305/the-2-micron-plasmid-a-selfish-genetic-element-with-an-optimized-survival-strategy-within-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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REVIEW
Syed Meraj Azhar Rizvi, Hemant Kumar Prajapati, Santanu Kumar Ghosh
Since its discovery in the early 70s, the 2 micron plasmid of Saccharomyces cerevisiae continues to intrigue researchers with its high protein-coding capacity and a selfish nature yet high stability, earning it the title of a 'miniaturized selfish genetic element'. It codes for four proteins (Rep1, Rep2, Raf1, and Flp) vital for its own survival and recruits several host factors (RSC2, Cohesin, Cse4, Kip1, Bik1, Bim1, and microtubules) for its faithful segregation during cell division. The plasmid maintains a high-copy number with the help of Flp-mediated recombination...
June 8, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591566/regulation-of-clustered-protocadherin-genes-in-individual-neurons
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REVIEW
Teruyoshi Hirayama, Takeshi Yagi
Individual neurons are basic functional units in the complex system of the brain. One aspect of neuronal individuality is generated by stochastic and combinatorial expression of diverse clustered protocadherins (Pcdhs), encoded by the Pcdha, Pcdhb, and Pcdhg gene clusters, that are critical for several aspects of neural circuit formation. Each clustered Pcdh gene has its own promoter containing conserved sequences and is transcribed by a promoter choice mechanism involving interaction between the promoter and enhancers...
June 4, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588601/in-favor-of-establishment-regulation-of-chromatid-cohesion-in-plants
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REVIEW
Pablo Bolaños-Villegas, Kuntal De, Mónica Pradillo, Desheng Liu, Christopher A Makaroff
In eukaryotic organisms, the correct regulation of sister chromatid cohesion, whereby sister chromatids are paired and held together, is essential for accurate segregation of the sister chromatids and homologous chromosomes into daughter cells during mitosis and meiosis, respectively. Sister chromatid cohesion requires a cohesin complex comprised of structural maintenance of chromosome adenosine triphosphatases and accessory proteins that regulate the association of the complex with chromosomes or that are involved in the establishment or release of cohesion...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588300/pre-rc-protein-mcm7-depletion-promotes-mitotic-exit-by-inhibiting-cdk1-activity
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Dianpeng Zheng, Sichao Ye, Xiuyun Wang, Yongjun Zhang, Daoyu Yan, Xiangsheng Cai, Weihong Gao, Hongbo Shan, Yang Gao, Juanjuan Chen, Zhiming Hu, Hongwei Li, Jinlong Li
MCM7, a subunit of mini-chromosome maintenance proteins (MCM) complex, plays an important role in initiating DNA replication during the G1 phase and extending DNA strands during the S phase. Here, we demonstrated that MCM7 is not only sustained but maintains association with chromatin during M phase. Remarkably, MCM7 siRNA can accelerate mitotic exit. MCM7 depletion leads to CDK1 inactivation and promotes subsequent cohesin/RAD21 cleavage, which eventually leads to sister chromatin segregation. Moreover, MCM7 is co-localized with tubulin in the mitotic cells and MCM7 depletion results in aberrant mitosis...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588001/successful-growth-hormone-therapy-in-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
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Michael de Graaf, Sarina G Kant, Jan Maarten Wit, Egbert Johan Willem Redeker, Gijs Willem Eduard Santen, Annemieke Johanna Maria Henriëtta Verkerk, André Gerardus Uitterlinden, Monique Losekoot, Wilma Oostdijk
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) is a heterogeneous syndrome, both clinically and genetically, in its classical form characterised by distinctive facial features, intra-uterine growth retardation, short stature, developmental delay and anomalies in multiple organ systems. NIPBL, SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21 and HDAC8, all involved in the Cohesin pathway, have been identified to cause CdLS. Growth hormone (GH) secretion has been reported as normal, and to our knowledge there are no reports on the effect of recombinant human GH (r-hGH) treatment in CdLS patients...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559338/superresolution-microscopy-reveals-the-three-dimensional-organization-of-meiotic-chromosome-axes-in-intact-caenorhabditis-elegans-tissue
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Simone Köhler, Michal Wojcik, Ke Xu, Abby F Dernburg
When cells enter meiosis, their chromosomes reorganize as linear arrays of chromatin loops anchored to a central axis. Meiotic chromosome axes form a platform for the assembly of the synaptonemal complex (SC) and play central roles in other meiotic processes, including homologous pairing, recombination, and chromosome segregation. However, little is known about the 3D organization of components within the axes, which include cohesin complexes and additional meiosis-specific proteins. Here, we investigate the molecular organization of meiotic chromosome axes in Caenorhabditis elegans through STORM (stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy) and PALM (photo-activated localization microscopy) superresolution imaging of intact germ-line tissue...
May 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555641/a-parts-list-for-fungal-cellulosomes-revealed-by-comparative-genomics
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Charles H Haitjema, Sean P Gilmore, John K Henske, Kevin V Solomon, Randall de Groot, Alan Kuo, Stephen J Mondo, Asaf A Salamov, Kurt LaButti, Zhiying Zhao, Jennifer Chiniquy, Kerrie Barry, Heather M Brewer, Samuel O Purvine, Aaron T Wright, Matthieu Hainaut, Brigitte Boxma, Theo van Alen, Johannes H P Hackstein, Bernard Henrissat, Scott E Baker, Igor V Grigoriev, Michelle A O'Malley
Cellulosomes are large, multiprotein complexes that tether plant biomass-degrading enzymes together for improved hydrolysis(1). These complexes were first described in anaerobic bacteria, where species-specific dockerin domains mediate the assembly of enzymes onto cohesin motifs interspersed within protein scaffolds(1). The versatile protein assembly mechanism conferred by the bacterial cohesin-dockerin interaction is now a standard design principle for synthetic biology(2,3). For decades, analogous structures have been reported in anaerobic fungi, which are known to assemble by sequence-divergent non-catalytic dockerin domains (NCDDs)(4)...
May 30, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548707/phenotypes-and-genotypes-in-individuals-with-smc1a-variants
#16
Sylvia Huisman, Paul A Mulder, Egbert Redeker, Ingrid Bader, Anne-Marie Bisgaard, Alice Brooks, Anna Cereda, Constanza Cinca, Dinah Clark, Valerie Cormier-Daire, Matthew A Deardorff, Karin Diderich, Mariet Elting, Anthonie van Essen, David Fitz Patrick, Cristina Gervasini, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Katta M Girisha, Yvonne Hilhorst-Hofstee, Saskia Hopman, Denise Horn, Mala Isrie, Sandra Jansen, Cathrine Jespersgaard, Frank J Kaiser, Maninder Kaur, Tjitske Kleefstra, Ian D Krantz, Phillis Lakeman, Annemiek Landlust, Davor Lessel, Caroline Michot, Jo Moss, Sarah E Noon, Chris Oliver, Ilaria Parenti, Juan Pie, Feliciano J Ramos, Claudine Rieubland, Silvia Russo, Angelo Selicorni, Zeynep Tümer, Rieneke Vorstenbosch, Tara L Wenger, Ingrid van Balkom, Sigrid Piening, Jolanta Wierzba, Raoul C Hennekam
SMC1A encodes one of the proteins of the cohesin complex. SMC1A variants are known to cause a phenotype resembling Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Exome sequencing has allowed recognizing SMC1A variants in individuals with encephalopathy with epilepsy who do not resemble CdLS. We performed an international, interdisciplinary study on 51 individuals with SMC1A variants for physical and behavioral characteristics, and compare results to those in 67 individuals with NIPBL variants. For the Netherlands all known individuals with SMC1A variants were studied, both with and without CdLS phenotype...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542178/uncovering-direct-and-indirect-molecular-determinants-of-chromatin-loops-using-a-computational-integrative-approach
#17
Raphaël Mourad, Lang Li, Olivier Cuvier
Chromosomal organization in 3D plays a central role in regulating cell-type specific transcriptional and DNA replication timing programs. Yet it remains unclear to what extent the resulting long-range contacts depend on specific molecular drivers. Here we propose a model that comprehensively assesses the influence on contacts of DNA-binding proteins, cis-regulatory elements and DNA consensus motifs. Using real data, we validate a large number of predictions for long-range contacts involving known architectural proteins and DNA motifs...
May 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533157/characterization-of-the-cellulosomal-scaffolding-protein-cbpc-from-clostridium-cellulovorans-743b
#18
Daichi Nakajima, Toshiyuki Shibata, Reiji Tanaka, Kouichi Kuroda, Mitsuyoshi Ueda, Hideo Miyake
Clostridium cellulovorans 743B, an anaerobic and mesophilic bacterium, produces an extracellular enzyme complex called the cellulosome on the cell surface. Recently, we have reported the whole genome sequence of C. cellulovorans, which revealed that a total of 4 cellulosomal scaffolding proteins: CbpA, HbpA, CbpB, and CbpC were encoded in the C. cellulovorans genome. In particular, cbpC encoded a 429-residue polypeptide that includes a carbohydrate-binding module (CBM), an S-layer homology module, and a cohesin...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525739/genome-organization-cohesin-on-the-move
#19
Judita Richterova, Barbora Huraiova, Juraj Gregan
Folding of mammalian genomes into spatial domains is thought to depend on cohesin and CTCF proteins. Busslinger et al. (2017) reveal that transcription moves cohesin along DNA to CTCF-binding sites, providing insights into how cohesin and CTCF mediate chromosomal interactions by formation of chromatin loops.
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520978/ldb1-mediated-enhancer-looping-can-be-established-independent-of-mediator-and-cohesin
#20
Ivan Krivega, Ann Dean
Mechanistic studies in erythroid cells indicate that LDB1, as part of a GATA1/TAL1/LMO2 complex, brings erythroid-expressed genes into proximity with enhancers for transcription activation. The role of co-activators in establishing this long-range interaction is poorly understood. Here we tested the contributions of the RNA Pol II pre-initiation complex (PIC), mediator and cohesin to establishment of locus control region (LCR)/β-globin proximity. CRISPR/Cas9 editing of the β-globin promoter to eliminate the RNA Pol II PIC by deleting the TATA-box resulted in loss of transcription, but enhancer-promoter interaction was unaffected...
May 18, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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