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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177284/cap-proximal-nucleotides-via-differential-eif4e-binding-and-alternative-promoter-usage-mediate-translational-response-to-energy-stress
#1
Ana Tamarkin-Ben-Harush, Jean-Jacques Vasseur, Françoise Debart, Igor Ulitsky, Rivka Dikstein
Transcription start-site (TSS) selection and alternative promoter (AP) usage contribute to gene expression complexity but little is known about their impact on translation. Here we performed TSS mapping of the translatome following energy stress. Assessing the contribution of cap-proximal TSS nucleotides, we found dramatic effect on translation only upon stress. As eIF4E levels were reduced, we determined its binding to capped-RNAs with different initiating nucleotides and found the lowest affinity to 5'cytidine in correlation with the translational stress-response...
February 8, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162583/-341-exploring-the-potential-for-an-evolutionarily-conserved-role-for-eif4a-in-pain-plasticity
#2
J Moy, P Ray, E Walters, J Pelletier, T Price
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162511/-278-a-potential-role-for-eif4a-in-regulation-of-nociceptor-plasticity-a-motif-based-genome-wide-search-for-eif4a-targets
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S Srivastava, S Potla, A Torck, M Zhang, G Dussor, P Ray, T Price
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153010/targeting-muc1-c-inhibits-the-akt-s6k1-elf4a-pathway-regulating-tigar-translation-in-colorectal-cancer
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Rehan Ahmad, Maroof Alam, Masanori Hasegawa, Yasumitsu Uchida, Omar Al-Obaid, Surender Kharbanda, Donald Kufe
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer is third most common malignancy and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. The MUC1 heterodimeric protein is aberrantly overexpressed in colorectal cancer and has been linked to poor outcomes in this disease. Here, we investigate the effects of the MUC1-C subunit inhibitor (GO-203), which disrupts MUC1-C homo-oligomerization, on human colorectal cancer cells. METHODS: TIGAR mRNA level was determined using qRT-PCR. Western blotting was used to measure TIGAR protein level and AKT-mTOR-S6K1 pathways...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046134/the-triticum-mosaic-virus-5-leader-binds-to-both-eif4g-and-eifiso4g-for-translation
#5
Robyn Roberts, Laura K Mayberry, Karen S Browning, Aurélie M Rakotondrafara
We recently identified a remarkably strong (739 nt-long) IRES-like element in the 5' untranslated region (UTR) of Triticum mosaic virus (TriMV, Potyviridae). Here, we define the components of the cap-binding translation initiation complex that are required for TriMV translation. Using bio-layer interferometry and affinity capture of the native translation apparatus, we reveal that the viral translation element has a ten-fold greater affinity for the large subunit eIF4G/eIFiso4G than to the cap binding protein eIF4E/eIFiso4E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003464/nat1-promotes-translation-of-specific-proteins-that-induce-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#6
Hayami Sugiyama, Kazutoshi Takahashi, Takuya Yamamoto, Mio Iwasaki, Megumi Narita, Masahiro Nakamura, Tim A Rand, Masato Nakagawa, Akira Watanabe, Shinya Yamanaka
Novel APOBEC1 target 1 (Nat1) (also known as "p97," "Dap5," and "Eif4g2") is a ubiquitously expressed cytoplasmic protein that is homologous to the C-terminal two thirds of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4G (Eif4g1). We previously showed that Nat1-null mouse embryonic stem cells (mES cells) are resistant to differentiation. In the current study, we found that NAT1 and eIF4G1 share many binding proteins, such as the eukaryotic translation initiation factors eIF3 and eIF4A and ribosomal proteins. However, NAT1 did not bind to eIF4E or poly(A)-binding proteins, which are critical for cap-dependent translation initiation...
January 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964758/expression-of-acid-sensing-ion-channels-and-selection-of-reference-genes-in-mouse-and-naked-mole-rat
#7
Laura-Nadine Schuhmacher, Ewan St John Smith
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) are a family of ion channels comprised of six subunits encoded by four genes and they are expressed throughout the peripheral and central nervous systems. ASICs have been implicated in a wide range of physiological and pathophysiological processes: pain, breathing, synaptic plasticity and excitotoxicity. Unlike mice and humans, naked mole-rats do not perceive acid as a noxious stimulus, even though their sensory neurons express functional ASICs, likely an adaptation to living in a hypercapnic subterranean environment...
December 13, 2016: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928055/minimum-noise-production-of-translation-factor-eif4g-maps-to-a-mechanistically-determined-optimal-rate-control-window-for-protein-synthesis
#8
Xiang Meng, Helena Firczuk, Paola Pietroni, Richard Westbrook, Estelle Dacheux, Pedro Mendes, John E G McCarthy
Gene expression noise influences organism evolution and fitness. The mechanisms determining the relationship between stochasticity and the functional role of translation machinery components are critical to viability. eIF4G is an essential translation factor that exerts strong control over protein synthesis. We observe an asymmetric, approximately bell-shaped, relationship between the average intracellular abundance of eIF4G and rates of cell population growth and global mRNA translation, with peak rates occurring at normal physiological abundance...
January 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913706/stat1-promotes-kras-colon-tumor-growth-and-susceptibility-to-pharmacological-inhibition-of-translation-initiation-factor-eif4a
#9
Shuo Wang, Cedric Darini, Laurent Désaubry, Antonis E Koromilas
The transcription factor STAT1 displays antitumor functions for certain forms of cancer via immunoregulatory and cell-autonomous pathways. Paradoxically, STAT1 can promote the survival of different tumor types treated with chemotherapeutic drugs through mechanisms that are not clearly defined. Herein, we demonstrate that STAT1 displays prosurvival effects in human KRAS colon tumor cells by regulating pathways that converge on the initiation of mRNA translation. Specifically, STAT1 increases PI3K class IB signaling and promotes the downregulation of the programmed cell death protein 4 (PDCD4), a protein with tumor-suppressive properties...
December 2016: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908244/free-initiation-factors-eif4a-and-eif4b-are-dispensable-for-translation-initiation-on-uncapped-mrnas
#10
P A Sakharov, S Ch Agalarov
The formation of ribosomal 48S initiation complexes at the start AUG codon of uncapped mRNA leader sequences was studied using the methodology of primer extension inhibition (toe-printing). The experiments were performed in the system composed of purified individual components required for translation initiation. The formation of ribosomal 48S initiation complexes at the initiation codon was tested depending on the presence of the initiation factors eIF4F, eIF4A, and eIF4B. Several mRNAs containing short leader sequences lacking the extended secondary structure were studied...
October 2016: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864075/the-natural-compound-silvestrol-is-a-potent-inhibitor-of-ebola-virus-replication
#11
Nadine Biedenkopf, Kerstin Lange-Grünweller, Falk W Schulte, Aileen Weißer, Christin Müller, Dirk Becker, Stephan Becker, Roland K Hartmann, Arnold Grünweller
The DEAD-box RNA helicase eIF4A, which is part of the heterotrimeric translation initiation complex in eukaryotes, is an important novel drug target in cancer research because its helicase activity is required to unwind extended and highly structured 5'-UTRs of several proto-oncogenes. Silvestrol, a natural compound isolated from the plant Aglaia foveolata, is a highly efficient, non-toxic and specific inhibitor of eIF4A. Importantly, 5'-capped viral mRNAs often contain structured 5'-UTRs as well, which may suggest a dependence on eIF4A for their translation by the host protein synthesis machinery...
January 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858515/eif4b-stimulates-eif4a-atpase-and-unwinding-activities-by-direct-interaction-through-its-7-repeats-region
#12
Alexandra Zoi Andreou, Ulf Harms, Dagmar Klostermeier
Eukaryotic translation initiation starts with binding of the eIF4F complex to the 5'-m(7)G cap of the mRNA. Recruitment of the 43S pre-initiation complex (PIC), formed by the 40S ribosomal subunit and other translation initiation factors, leads to formation of the 48S PIC that then scans the 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) toward the start codon. The eIF4F complex consists of eIF4E, the cap binding protein, eIF4A, a DEAD-box RNA helicase that is believed to unwind secondary structures in the 5'-UTR during scanning, and eIF4G, a scaffold protein that binds to both eIF4E and eIF4A...
January 2, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836619/nanolc-ms-coupling-of-liquid-microjunction-microextraction-for-on-tissue-proteomic-analysis
#13
Jusal Quanico, Julien Franck, Tristan Cardon, Eric Leblanc, Maxence Wisztorski, Michel Salzet, Isabelle Fournier
Mass spectrometry (MS)-based microproteomics on localized regions of tissue sections was achieved by direct coupling of liquid microjunction microextraction with a nanoscale liquid chromatography-tandem MS, resulting in the identification of >500 protein groups from a region as small as 250μm in diameter representing only a few hundred of cells. The method was applied on the examination of benign and tumor regions initially defined by imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) analysis of a consecutive high grade serous ovarian tumor tissue section...
November 9, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824302/new-insights-into-the-topology-of-the-scanning-ribosome-during-translation-initiation-lessons-from-viruses
#14
René Toribio, Irene Díaz-López, Iván Ventoso
Location of the translation initiation codon generally requires scanning of the 43S ribosomal preinitiation complex (43S PIC) from the 5' of the mRNA. Associated RNA helicases can facilitate movement of the 43S PIC by removing secondary structure present in the 5' UTR of mRNA, which is required for codon inspection. The canonical RNA-dependent helicase eIF4A is directly involved in this process, as part of the eIF4F complex (eIF4G + eIF4A + eIF4E) that associates first with mRNA and then recruits the 43S PIC to initiate scanning...
December 2016: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601676/eif4b-stimulates-translation-of-long-mrnas-with-structured-5-utrs-and-low-closed-loop-potential-but-weak-dependence-on-eif4g
#15
Neelam Dabas Sen, Fujun Zhou, Michael S Harris, Nicholas T Ingolia, Alan G Hinnebusch
DEAD-box RNA helicases eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4A (eIF4A) and Ded1 promote translation by resolving mRNA secondary structures that impede preinitiation complex (PIC) attachment to mRNA or scanning. Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4B (eIF4B) is a cofactor for eIF4A but also might function independently of eIF4A. Ribosome profiling of mutants lacking eIF4B or with impaired eIF4A or Ded1 activity revealed that eliminating eIF4B reduces the relative translational efficiencies of many more genes than does inactivation of eIF4A, despite comparable reductions in bulk translation, and few genes display unusually strong requirements for both factors...
September 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533468/synergistic-effects-of-eif4a-and-mek-inhibitors-on-proliferation-of-nras-mutant-melanoma-cell-lines
#16
Hélène Malka-Mahieu, Isabelle Girault, Margot Rubington, Melissa Leriche, Caroline Welsch, Nyam Kamsu-Kom, Qian Zhao, Laurent Desaubry, Stéphan Vagner, Caroline Robert
Activating mutations of the NRAS (neuroblastoma rat sarcoma viral oncogene) protein kinase, present in many cancers, induce a constitutive activation of both the RAS-RAF-MEK-ERK mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal transduction pathway and the PI(3)K-AKT-mTOR, pathway. This in turn regulates the formation of the eIF4F eukaryotic translation initiation complex, comprising the eIF4E cap-binding protein, the eIF4G scaffolding protein and the eIF4A RNA helicase, which binds to the 7-methylguanylate cap (m(7)G) at the 5' end of messenger RNAs...
September 16, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494274/coupling-between-the-dead-box-rna-helicases-ded1p-and-eif4a
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Zhaofeng Gao, Andrea A Putnam, Heath A Bowers, Ulf-Peter Guenther, Xuan Ye, Audrey Kindsfather, Angela K Hilliker, Eckhard Jankowsky
Eukaryotic translation initiation involves two conserved DEAD-box RNA helicases, eIF4A and Ded1p. Here we show that S. cerevisiae eIF4A and Ded1p directly interact with each other and simultaneously with the scaffolding protein eIF4G. We delineate a comprehensive thermodynamic framework for the interactions between Ded1p, eIF4A, eIF4G, RNA and ATP, which indicates that eIF4A, with and without eIF4G, acts as a modulator for activity and substrate preferences of Ded1p, which is the RNA remodeling unit in all complexes...
August 5, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474115/class-i-and-ii-small-heat-shock-proteins-together-with-hsp101-protect-protein-translation-factors-during-heat-stress
#18
Fionn McLoughlin, Eman Basha, Mary E Fowler, Minsoo Kim, Juliana Bordowitz, Surekha Katiyar-Agarwal, Elizabeth Vierling
The ubiquitous small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) are well documented to act in vitro as molecular chaperones to prevent the irreversible aggregation of heat-sensitive proteins. However, the in vivo activities of sHSPs remain unclear. To investigate the two most abundant classes of plant cytosolic sHSPs (class I [CI] and class II [CII]), RNA interference (RNAi) and overexpression lines were created in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) and shown to have reduced and enhanced tolerance, respectively, to extreme heat stress...
October 2016: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401559/toward-the-mechanism-of-eif4f-mediated-ribosomal-attachment-to-mammalian-capped-mrnas
#19
Parimal Kumar, Christopher U T Hellen, Tatyana V Pestova
Ribosomal attachment to mammalian capped mRNAs is achieved through the cap-eukaryotic initiation factor 4E (eIF4E)-eIF4G-eIF3-40S chain of interactions, but the mechanism by which mRNA enters the mRNA-binding channel of the 40S subunit remains unknown. To investigate this process, we recapitulated initiation on capped mRNAs in vitro using a reconstituted translation system. Formation of initiation complexes at 5'-terminal AUGs was stimulated by the eIF4E-cap interaction and followed "the first AUG" rule, indicating that it did not occur by backward scanning...
July 1, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27392023/evaluation-of-reference-genes-for-reverse-transcription-quantitative-pcr-studies-of-physiological-responses-in-the-ghost-moth-thitarodes-armoricanus-lepidoptera-hepialidae
#20
Guiqing Liu, Xuehong Qiu, Li Cao, Yi Zhang, Zubing Zhan, Richou Han
Reverse transcription quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is the sensitive method to quantify the expression levels of target genes on the basis of endogenous control. An appropriate reference gene set for normalization is essential for reliable results. The ghost moth, Thitarodes armoricanus, a host species of a medicinal fungus, Ophiocordyceps sinensis, is an economically important member of the Lepidoptera. Recent studies have focused on the mechanism of adaptation of this species to its high-altitude environment and host immune response to O...
2016: PloS One
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