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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185909/the-effects-of-a-neutral-cosolute-on-the-b-to-z-transition-for-dna-duplexes-incorporating-both-cg-and-ca-steps
#1
Pakinee Phromsiri, Rebecca R Gerling, Joshua M Blose
In the cell, nearly 40% of the volume is occupied by macromolecular crowding agents and smaller osmolytes accumulate in response to environmental stresses. Of particular interest is the influence of osmolytes on the transition of the right-handed B-DNA to the left-handed Z-DNA. Due to the correlation between Z-DNA formation potential and regions of active transcription, Z-DNA is believed to serve a vital role in the transcription process, and changes in osmolyte concentration may influence transcription as a part of the stress response...
November 29, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102935/ft-ir-spectroscopy-study-in-early-diagnosis-of-skin-cancer
#2
Maria Kyriakidou, Jane Anastassopoulou, Aristeidis Tsakiris, Maria Koui, Theophile Theophanides
BACKGROUND/AIM: Mid-infrared spectroscopy (4000-500 cm-1) was used to analyze the spectral changes and differences of the characteristic absorption bands of the skin components due to cancer development for early clinical diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human biopsies from basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, and nevus were used, while normal skin tissue served as a control. RESULTS: The high quality of Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra showed that upon cancer development the intensity of the absorption band at approximately 3062 cm-1 was increased, indicating that most of the proteins had the configuration of amide B and the β-sheet protein structure predominated...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095165/four-highly-pseudosymmetric-and-or-twinned-structures-of-d-cgcgcg-2-extend-the-repertoire-of-crystal-structures-of-z-dna
#3
Zhipu Luo, Zbigniew Dauter, Miroslaw Gilski
DNA oligomer duplexes containing alternating cytosines and guanines in their sequences tend to form left-handed helices of the Z-DNA type, with the sugar and phosphate backbone in a zigzag conformation and a helical repeat of two successive nucleotides. Z-DNA duplexes usually crystallize as hexagonally arranged parallel helical tubes, with various relative orientations and translation of neighboring duplexes. Four novel high-resolution crystal structures of d(CGCGCG)2 duplexes are described here. They are characterized by a high degree of pseudosymmetry and/or twinning, with three or four independent duplexes differently oriented in a monoclinic P21 lattice of hexagonal metric...
November 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073079/inhibition-of-dai-dependent-necroptosis-by-the-z-dna-binding-domain-of-the-vaccinia-virus-innate-immune-evasion-protein-e3
#4
Heather Koehler, Samantha Cotsmire, Jeffrey Langland, Karen V Kibler, Daniel Kalman, Jason W Upton, Edward S Mocarski, Bertram L Jacobs
Vaccinia virus (VACV) encodes an innate immune evasion protein, E3, which contains an N-terminal Z-nucleic acid binding (Zα) domain that is critical for pathogenicity in mice. Here we demonstrate that the N terminus of E3 is necessary to inhibit an IFN-primed virus-induced necroptosis. VACV deleted of the Zα domain of E3 (VACV-E3LΔ83N) induced rapid RIPK3-dependent cell death in IFN-treated L929 cells. Cell death was inhibited by the RIPK3 inhibitor, GSK872, and infection with this mutant virus led to phosphorylation and aggregation of MLKL, the executioner of necroptosis...
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046345/endoplasmic-reticulum-transmembrane-proteins-zdhhc1-and-sting-both-act-as-direct-adaptors-for-irf3-activation-in-teleost
#5
Xiaowen Xu, Meifeng Li, Zhen Wu, Haizhou Wang, Liqiang Wang, Keyi Huang, Xiancheng Liu, Qunhao Hou, Gang Lin, Chengyu Hu
IFN regulatory factor (IRF)3 is a central regulator for IFN-β expression in different types of pathogenic infections. Mammals have various pathogenic sensors that are involved in monitoring pathogen intrusions. These sensors can trigger IRF3-mediated antiviral responses through different pathways. Endoplasmic reticulum-associated proteins stimulator of IFN gene (STING) and zinc finger DHHC-type containing 1 (ZDHHC1) are critical mediators of IRF3 activation in response to viral DNA infections. In this study, grass carp STING and ZDHHC1 were found to have some similar molecular features and subcellular localization, and both were upregulated upon stimulation with polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid, B-DNA, or Z-DNA...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017946/cloning-and-expression-of-malabar-grouper-epinephelus-malabaricus-adar1-gene-in-response-to-immune-stimulants-and-nervous-necrosis-virus
#6
Thirunavukkarasu Periyasamy, Joan Tang Xiao Joe, Ming-Wei Lu
ADARs are RNA editing catalysts that bind double-stranded RNA and convert adenosine to inosine, a process that can lead to destabilization of dsRNA structures and suppression of mRNA translation. In mammals, ADAR1 genes are involved in various cellular pathways, including interferon (IFN)-mediated response. However, the function of fish ADAR1 remains unclear. We report here the cloning of ADAR1 in Malabar grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus) (MgADAR1) and its response to various immune stimulants. The MgADAR1 cDNA is 5371-bp long, consisting of an open reading frame encoding a putative protein of 1381 amino acids, a 235-nt 5'-terminal untranslated region (UTR), and a 990-nt 3'-UTR...
October 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960389/the-other-face-of-an-editor-adar1-functions-in-editing-independent-ways
#7
REVIEW
Konstantin Licht, Michael F Jantsch
The RNA editing enzyme ADAR1 seemingly has more functions besides RNA editing. Mouse models lacking ADAR1 and sensors of foreign RNA show that RNA editing by ADAR1 plays a crucial role in the innate immune response. Still, RNA editing alone cannot explain all observed phenotypes. Thus, additional roles for ADAR1 must exist. Binding of ADAR1 to RNA is independent of its RNA editing function. Thus, ADAR1 may compete with other RNA-binding proteins. A very recent manuscript elaborates on this and reports competition of ADAR1 with STAUFEN1, thereby modulating RNA-degradation...
September 28, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924040/a-b-z-junction-induced-by-an-a-a-mismatch-in-gac-repeats-in-the-gene-for-cartilage-oligomeric-matrix-protein-promotes-binding-with-the-hz%C3%AE-adar1-protein
#8
Narendar Kolimi, Yogeeshwar Ajjugal, Thenmalarchelvi Rathinavelan
GAC repeat expansion from five to seven in the exonic region of the gene for cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) leads to pseudoachondroplasia, a skeletal abnormality. However, the molecular mechanism by which GAC expansions in the COMP gene lead to skeletal dysplasias is poorly understood. Here, we used MD simulations which indicate that an A...A mismatch in a d(GAC)6.d(GAC)6 duplex induces negative supercoiling, leading to a local B-to-Z DNA transition. This transition facilitates the binding of d(GAC)7...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783694/zbp1-dai-is-an-innate-sensor-of-influenza-virus-triggering-the-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-programmed-cell-death-pathways
#9
Teneema Kuriakose, Si Ming Man, R K Subbarao Malireddi, Rajendra Karki, Sannula Kesavardhana, David E Place, Geoffrey Neale, Peter Vogel, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
The interferon (IFN)-inducible protein Z-DNA binding protein 1 [ZBP1; also known as DNA-dependent activator of IFN regulatory factors (DAI) and DLM-1] was identified as a double-stranded DNA sensor, which instigates innate immune responses. However, this classification has been disputed, and whether ZBP1 functions as a pathogen sensor during an infection has remained unknown. We demonstrated ZBP1-mediated sensing of the influenza A virus (IAV) proteins NP and PB1, triggering cell death and inflammatory responses via the receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 (RIPK1)-RIPK3-caspase-8 axis...
August 12, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716805/sensing-of-viral-and-endogenous-rna-by-zbp1-dai-induces-necroptosis
#10
Jonathan Maelfait, Layal Liverpool, Anne Bridgeman, Katherine B Ragan, Jason W Upton, Jan Rehwinkel
Nucleic acids are potent triggers for innate immunity. Double-stranded DNA and RNA adopt different helical conformations, including the unusual Z-conformation. Z-DNA/RNA is recognised by Z-binding domains (ZBDs), which are present in proteins implicated in antiviral immunity. These include ZBP1 (also known as DAI or DLM-1), which induces necroptosis, an inflammatory form of cell death. Using reconstitution and knock-in models, we report that mutation of key amino acids involved in Z-DNA/RNA binding in ZBP1's ZBDs prevented necroptosis upon infection with mouse cytomegalovirus...
September 1, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707750/arterial-immune-protein-expression-demonstrates-the-complexity-of-immune-responses-in-kawasaki-disease-arteritis
#11
S A Cameron, S M White, D Arrollo, S T Shulman, A H Rowley
A more complete understanding of immune-mediated damage to the coronary arteries in children with Kawasaki disease (KD) is required for improvements in patient treatment and outcomes. We recently reported the transcriptional profile of KD coronary arteritis, and in this study sought to determine protein expression of transcriptionally up-regulated immune genes in KD coronary arteries from the first 2 months after disease onset. We examined the coronary arteries of 12 fatal KD cases and 13 childhood controls for expression of a set of proteins whose genes were highly up-regulated in the KD coronary artery transcriptome: allograft inflammatory factor 1 (AIF1), interleukin 18 (IL-18), CD74, CD1c, CD20 (MS4A1), Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR-7) and Z-DNA binding protein 1 (ZBP1)...
November 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695860/dna-conformational-transitions-inferred-from-re-evaluation-of-m-fo-d-fc-electron-density-maps
#12
Tomoko Sunami, Toshiyuki Chatake, Hidetoshi Kono
Conformational flexibility of DNA plays important roles in biological processes such as transcriptional regulation and DNA packaging etc. To understand the mechanisms of these processes, it is important to analyse when, where and how DNA shows conformational variations. Recent analyses have indicated that conventional refinement methods do not always provide accurate models of crystallographic heterogeneities and that some information on polymorphism has been overlooked in previous crystallographic studies...
July 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652006/3d-nus-a-web-server-for-automated-modeling-and-visualization-of-non-canonical-3-dimensional-nucleic-acid-structures
#13
L Ponoop Prasad Patro, Abhishek Kumar, Narendar Kolimi, Thenmalarchelvi Rathinavelan
The inherent conformational flexibility of nucleic acids facilitates the formation of a range of conformations such as duplex, triplex, quadruplex, etc. that play crucial roles in biological processes. Elucidation of the influence of non-canonical base pair mismatches on DNA/RNA structures at different sequence contexts to understand the mismatch repair, misregulation of alternative splicing mechanisms and the sequence-dependent effect of RNA-DNA hybrid in relevance to antisense strategy demand their three-dimensional structural information...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634194/zbp1-dai-ubiquitination-and-sensing-of-influenza-vrnps-activate-programmed-cell-death
#14
Sannula Kesavardhana, Teneema Kuriakose, Clifford S Guy, Parimal Samir, R K Subbarao Malireddi, Ashutosh Mishra, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Innate sensing of influenza virus infection induces activation of programmed cell death pathways. We have recently identified Z-DNA-binding protein 1 (ZBP1) as an innate sensor of influenza A virus (IAV). ZBP1-mediated IAV sensing is critical for triggering programmed cell death in the infected lungs. Surprisingly, little is known about the mechanisms regulating ZBP1 activation to induce programmed cell death. Here, we report that the sensing of IAV RNA by retinoic acid inducible gene I (RIG-I) initiates ZBP1-mediated cell death via the RIG-I-MAVS-IFN-β signaling axis...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607035/murine-cytomegalovirus-ie3-dependent-transcription-is-required-for-dai-zbp1-mediated-necroptosis
#15
Haripriya Sridharan, Katherine B Ragan, Hongyan Guo, Ryan P Gilley, Vanessa J Landsteiner, William J Kaiser, Jason W Upton
DNA-dependent activator of interferon regulatory factors/Z-DNA binding protein 1 (DAI/ZBP1) is a crucial sensor of necroptotic cell death induced by murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) in its natural host. Here, we show that viral capsid transport to the nucleus and subsequent viral IE3-dependent early transcription are required for necroptosis. Necroptosis induction does not depend on input virion DNA or newly synthesized viral DNA A putative RNA-binding domain of DAI/ZBP1, Zα2, is required to sense virus and trigger necroptosis...
August 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602976/sting-signaling-in-tumorigenesis-and-cancer-therapy-a-friend-or-foe
#16
REVIEW
Liangmei He, Xiaomei Xiao, Xi Yang, Zixiang Zhang, Longhuo Wu, Zhiping Liu
Stimulator of interferon genes (STING) is a DNA sensor and an important cytoplasmic adaptor for other DNA sensors, such as Z-DNA binding protein 1 (DAI), DEAD-box helicase 41 (DDX41), and interferon-γ-inducible protein 16 (IFI16). The activation of STING signaling leads to the production of type I interferons and some other pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are critical for host defense against viral infection. Recent accumulating evidences suggest that STING is also involved in tumor development. However, the role of STING signaling in tumorigenesis is complicated, and a comprehensive review is still lacking...
August 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594167/toward-an-expanded-genome-structural-and-computational-characterization-of-an-artificially-expanded-genetic-information-system
#17
Nigel G J Richards, Millie M Georgiadis
Although the fundamental properties of DNA as first proposed by Watson and Crick in 1953 provided a basic understanding of how duplex DNA was organized and might be replicated, it was not until the first crystal structures of DNA (Z-DNA in 1979, B-DNA in 1980, and A-DNA in 1982) that the true complexity of the molecule began to be appreciated. Many crystal structures of oligonucleotides have since shed light on the helical forms that "Watson-Crick" DNA can adopt, their associated groove widths, and the properties of the nucleobase pairs and their interactions in all three helical forms...
June 8, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525806/a-novel-porphyrin-based-molecular-probe-zntcppspm4-with-catalytic-stabilizing-and-chiroptical-diagnostic-power-towards-dna-b-z-transition
#18
Chiara M A Gangemi, Alessandro D'Urso, Gaetano A Tomaselli, Nina Berova, Roberto Purrello
In this work we have designed a new zinc(II) porphyrin with four spermines conjugate in the meso positions, meso-tetrakis-(4-carboxysperminephenyl)porphyrin, ZnTCPPSpm4) with the aim of acting as a chiroptical probe for the Z-form of DNA, a high energy transient conformation of DNA. In addition to monitor by Electronic Circular Dichroism chiroptical response the formation of Z-DNA in the presence of micromolar concentration of spermine, this porphyrin based molecular probe is also able to catalyze and stabilize this important DNA structure...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506718/g-quadruplex-surveillance-in-bcl-2-gene-a-promising-therapeutic-intervention-in-cancer-treatment
#19
REVIEW
Pallabi Sengupta, Samit Chattopadhyay, Subhrangsu Chatterjee
Recently, therapeutic implications of BCL-2 quadruplex invigorated the field of clinical oncology. This Keynote review discusses how a BCL-2 quadruplex-selective approach circumvents the limitations of existing therapeutics; and which improvisations might ameliorate the recent trends of quadruplex-based treatment.
August 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498367/initiation-and-execution-mechanisms-of-necroptosis-an-overview
#20
REVIEW
Sasker Grootjans, Tom Vanden Berghe, Peter Vandenabeele
Necroptosis is a form of regulated cell death, which is induced by ligand binding to TNF family death domain receptors, pattern recognizing receptors and virus sensors. The common feature of these receptor systems is the implication of proteins, which contain a receptor interaction protein kinase (RIPK) homology interaction motif (RHIM) mediating recruitment and activation of receptor-interacting protein kinase 3 (RIPK3), which ultimately activates the necroptosis executioner mixed lineage kinase domain-like (MLKL)...
July 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
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