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John Chan, Chao-Sheng Lo, Yixuan Shi, Isabelle Chenier, Shao-Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether overexpression of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein F (HnRNP F, a transcription factor) in renal proximal tubular cells (RPTCs) prevents systemic hypertension and kidney injury in type 2 diabetic db/db transgenic (Tg) mice and study its underlying mechanism (s) of action. DESIGN AND METHOD: Db/db hnRNP F-Tg mice (BKS strain) were generated by cross-breeding of db/m + mice with Tg mice specifically overexpressing HnRNP F in their RPTCs using kidney-specific androgen-regulated protein promoter (KAP2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Peter J Thompson, Vered Dulberg, Kyung-Mee Moon, Leonard J Foster, Carol Chen, Mohammad M Karimi, Matthew C Lorincz
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October 2016: PLoS Genetics
Laura Santangelo, Giorgio Giurato, Carla Cicchini, Claudia Montaldo, Carmine Mancone, Roberta Tarallo, Cecilia Battistelli, Tonino Alonzi, Alessandro Weisz, Marco Tripodi
Despite clear evidence that exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) are able to modulate the cellular microenvironment and that exosomal RNA cargo selection is deregulated in pathological conditions, the mechanisms controlling specific RNA sorting into extracellular vesicles are still poorly understood. Here, we identified the RNA binding protein SYNCRIP (synaptotagmin-binding cytoplasmic RNA-interacting protein; also known as hnRNP-Q or NSAP1) as a component of the hepatocyte exosomal miRNA sorting machinery. SYNCRIP knockdown impairs sorting of miRNAs in exosomes...
October 11, 2016: Cell Reports
Rikard G Fred, Syrina Mehrabi, Christopher M Adams, Nils Welsh
OBJECTIVES: Insulin expression is highly controlled on the posttranscriptional level. The RNA binding proteins (RBPs) responsible for this result are still largely unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: To identify RBPs that bind to insulin mRNA we performed mass spectrometry analysis on proteins that bound synthetic oligonucloetides mimicing the 5'- and the 3'-untranslated regions (UTRs) of rat and human insulin mRNA in vitro. We observed that the RBPs heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) U, polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTB), hnRNP L and T-cell restricted intracellular antigen 1-related protein (TIA-1-related protein; TIAR) bind to insulin mRNA sequences, and that the in vitro binding affinity of these RBPs changed when INS-1 cells were exposed to glucose, 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine (IBMX) or nitric oxide...
September 2016: Heliyon
Keiichi Izumikawa, Harunori Yoshikawa, Hideaki Ishikawa, Yuko Nobe, Yoshio Yamauchi, Sjaak Philipsen, Richard J Simpson, Toshiaki Isobe, Nobuhiro Takahashi
Chtop (chromatin target of Prmt1) regulates various aspects of gene expression including transcription and mRNA export. Despite these important functions, the regulatory mechanism underlying Chtop expression remains undetermined. Using Chtop-expressing human cell lines, we demonstrate that Chtop expression is controlled via an autoregulatory negative feedback loop whereby Chtop binds its own mRNA to retain intron 2 during splicing; a premature termination codon present at the 5' end of intron 2 leads to nonsense-mediated decay of the mRNA...
September 28, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
Caleb Sutherland, Yunxi Cui, Hanbin Mao, Laurence H Hurley
MYC is overexpressed in many different cancer types and is an intensively studied oncogene because of its contributions to tumorigenesis. The regulation of MYC is complex, and the NHE III1 and FUSE elements rely upon noncanonical DNA structures and transcriptionally induced negative superhelicity. In the NHE III1 only the G-quadruplex has been extensively studied, whereas the role of the i-motif, formed on the opposite C-rich strand, is much less understood. We demonstrate here that the i-motif is formed within the 4CT element and is recognized by hnRNP K, which leads to a low level of transcription activation...
October 11, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Aurore Nkiliza, Eugénie Mutez, Clémence Simonin, Frédéric Leprêtre, Aurélie Duflot, Martin Figeac, Céline Villenet, Pierre Semaille, Thomas Comptdaer, Alexandre Genet, Bernard Sablonnière, David Devos, Luc Defebvre, Alain Destée, Marie-Christine Chartier-Harlin
CAG triplet expansions in Ataxin-2 gene (ATXN2) cause spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 and have a role that remains to be clarified in Parkinson's disease (PD). To study the molecular events associated with these expansions, we sequenced them and analyzed the transcriptome from blood cells of controls and three patient groups diagnosed with spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (herein referred to as SCA2c) or PD with or without ATXN2 triplet expansions (named SCA2p). The transcriptome profiles of these 40 patients revealed three main observations: i) a specific pattern of pathways related to cellular contacts, proliferation and differentiation associated with SCA2p group, ii) similarities between the SCA2p and sporadic PD groups in genes and pathways known to be altered in PD such as Wnt, Ephrin and Leukocyte extravasation signaling iii) RNA metabolism disturbances with "RNA-binding" and "poly(A) RNA-binding" as a common feature in all groups...
September 20, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
Mohammad Nazim, Akio Masuda, Mohammad Alinoor Rahman, Farhana Nasrin, Jun-Ichi Takeda, Kenji Ohe, Bisei Ohkawara, Mikako Ito, Kinji Ohno
Acetylcholinesterase (AChE), encoded by the ACHE gene, hydrolyzes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to terminate synaptic transmission. Alternative splicing close to the 3' end generates three distinct isoforms of AChET, AChEH and AChER We found that hnRNP H binds to two specific G-runs in exon 5a of human ACHE and activates the distal alternative 3' splice site (ss) between exons 5a and 5b to generate AChET Specific effect of hnRNP H was corroborated by siRNA-mediated knockdown and artificial tethering of hnRNP H...
September 19, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
Mingpeng Zhang, Xin Wang, Jin Tan, Minghui Zhao, Linjuan Lian, Weisan Zhang
Poly r(C) binding protein (PCBP) 1 or heterogeneous ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) E1 is a RNA binding protein functional in multiple biological processes. PCBP1 has been shown to function as a tumor suppressor by negatively regulating translation of EMT inducer proteins in different cancers. Loss of PCBP1 expression or its Akt2-mediated phosphorylation at serine residue 43 has both been indicated to de-repress its regulation of EMT inducer proteins. However, its role in thyroid carcinoma has not been elucidated...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
John Chan, Chao-Sheng Lo, Yixuan Shi, Isabelle Chenier, Shao-Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate whether overexpression of heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein F (HnRNP F, a transcription factor) in renal proximal tubular cells (RPTCs) prevents systemic hypertension and kidney injury in type 2 diabetic db/db transgenic (Tg) mice and study its underlying mechanism (s) of action. DESIGN AND METHOD: Db/db hnRNP F-Tg mice (BKS strain) were generated by cross-breeding of db/m + mice with Tg mice specifically overexpressing HnRNP F in their RPTCs using kidney-specific androgen-regulated protein promoter (KAP2)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Erin G Conlon, Lei Lu, Aarti Sharma, Takashi Yamazaki, Timothy Tang, Neil A Shneider, James L Manley
An expanded GGGGCC hexanucleotide in C9ORF72 (C9) is the most frequent known cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). It has been proposed that expanded transcripts adopt G-quadruplex (G-Q) structures and associate with proteins, but whether this occurs and contributes to disease is unknown. Here we show first that the protein that predominantly associates with GGGGCC repeat RNA in vitro is the splicing factor hnRNP H, and that this interaction is linked to G-Q formation...
September 13, 2016: ELife
Hui Wang, Limin Han, Ganye Zhao, Hong Shen, Pengfeng Wang, Zhaomeng Sun, Chenzhong Xu, Yuanyuan Su, Guodong Li, Tanjun Tong, Jun Chen
Senescent cells display a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) which contributes to tumor suppression, aging, and cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms for SASP regulation are not fully elucidated. SIRT1, a nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide-dependent deacetylase, plays multiple roles in metabolism, inflammatory response, and longevity, etc. However, its posttranscriptional regulation and its roles in cellular senescence and SASP regulation are still elusive. Here, we identify the RNA-binding protein hnRNP A1 as a posttranscriptional regulator of SIRT1, as well as cell senescence and SASP regulator...
September 9, 2016: Aging Cell
Bruno Palhais, Maja Dembic, Rugivan Sabaratnam, Kira S Nielsen, Thomas Koed Doktor, Gitte Hoffmann Bruun, Brage Storstein Andresen
Fabry disease is an X-linked recessive inborn disorder of the glycosphingolipid metabolism, caused by total or partial deficiency of the lysosomal α-galactosidase A enzyme due to mutations in the GLA gene. The prevalent c.639+919 G>A mutation in GLA leads to pathogenic insertion of a 57bp pseudoexon sequence from intron 4, which is responsible for the cardiac variant phenotype. In this study we investigate the splicing regulatory mechanism leading to GLA pseudoexon activation. Splicing analysis of GLA minigenes revealed that pseudoexon activation is influenced by cell-type...
August 27, 2016: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Sabine Kluge, Yvonne Genzel, Kim Laus, Anja Serve, Antje Pflugmacher, Britta Peschel, Erdmann Rapp, Udo Reichl
With the aim to adapt high-yield adherent cell lines to suspension growth, Madin Darby canine kidney (MDCK) suspension cells were developed recently that achieved comparable influenza virus yields despite an early induction of apoptosis compared to the parental adherent cell line. For both cell lines, a comprehensive study under comparable infection conditions is performed comprising information on: time course of viral infection, antiviral state of cells, virus-induced apoptosis, and virus-induced cellular protein expression for early and late infection with influenza A/PuertoRico/8/34 H1N1...
October 2016: Biotechnology Journal
Meike J Saul, Stefan Stein, Manuel Grez, Per-Johan Jakobsson, Dieter Steinhilber, Beatrix Suess
UPF1 is a key player in nonsense mediated mRNA decay (NMD) but also involved in posttranscriptional gene regulation. In this study we found that UPF1 regulates the expression of genes with functions in inflammation and myeloid cell differentiation via hnRNP E2. The majority of the UPF1-regulated genes identified in monocytic cells contain a binding site for hnRNP E2 within 5' UTR located introns with hnRNP E2 acting here as splicing regulator. We found that miRNA-328 which is significantly induced during monocytic cell differentiation acts independently from its gene silencing function as RNA decoy for hnRNP E2...
2016: Scientific Reports
Yoshihiro Kawasaki, Mimon Komiya, Kosuke Matsumura, Lumi Negishi, Sakiko Suda, Masumi Okuno, Naoko Yokota, Tomoya Osada, Takeshi Nagashima, Masaya Hiyoshi, Mariko Okada-Hatakeyama, Joji Kitayama, Katsuhiko Shirahige, Tetsu Akiyama
Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling is a major driving force in colon cancer. Wnt/β-catenin signaling induces the expression of the transcription factor c-Myc, leading to cell proliferation and tumorigenesis. c-Myc regulates multiple biological processes through its ability to directly modulate gene expression. Here, we identify a direct target of c-Myc, termed MYU, and show that MYU is upregulated in most colon cancers and required for the tumorigenicity of colon cancer cells. Furthermore, we demonstrate that MYU associates with the RNA binding protein hnRNP-K to stabilize CDK6 expression and thereby promotes the G1-S transition of the cell cycle...
September 6, 2016: Cell Reports
Jia Jia, Jinhai Gou, Xia Zhao, Tao Yi, Zhengyu Li
It is known that apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) is a stimulator of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), and that heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein E1 (hnRNP-E1)-containing RNP complexes is a key protector of basal stabilization of eNOS mRNA. Recently, we found that apoA1 and hnRNP-E1 were up-regulated during peri-implantation period, and the purpose of this study was to explore the roles of apoA1 and hnRNP-E1 during this period in the mouse. It was found that the up-regulation of apoA1 and hnRNP-E1 were dependent on the presence and status of blastocysts, on endometrial decidualization and on the progesterone and 17β-oestradiol status...
August 18, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
Miguel B Coelho, David B Ascher, Clare Gooding, Emma Lang, Hannah Maude, David Turner, Miriam Llorian, Douglas E V Pires, Jan Attig, Christopher W J Smith
Polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTBP1) is a heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) that plays roles in most stages of the life-cycle of pre-mRNA and mRNAs in the nucleus and cytoplasm. PTBP1 has four RNA binding domains of the RNA recognition motif (RRM) family, each of which can bind to pyrimidine motifs. In addition, RRM2 can interact via its dorsal surface with proteins containing short peptide ligands known as PTB RRM2 interacting (PRI) motifs, originally found in the protein Raver1. Here we review our recent progress in understanding the interactions of PTB with RNA and with various proteins containing PRI ligands...
August 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
Erica J Hutchins, Jamie L Belrose, Ben G Szaro
hnRNP K is a highly conserved nucleocytoplasmic shuttling protein, which associates with RNAs through synergistic binding via its three KH domains. hnRNP K is required for proper nuclear export and translational control of its mRNA targets, and these processes are controlled by hnRNP K's movement between subcellular compartments. Whereas the nuclear export and localization of hnRNP K that is associated with mRNP complexes has been well studied, the trafficking of hnRNP K that is unbound to mRNA has yet to be elucidated...
September 16, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Priya Gami-Patel, Rina Bandopadhyay, Jack Brelstaff, Tamas Revesz, Tammaryn Lashley
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration with fused in sarcoma-positive inclusions (FTLD-FUS) is a disease with unknown cause. Transportin 1 is abundantly found in FUS-positive inclusions and responsible for the nuclear import of the FET proteins of which FUS is a member. The presence of all FET proteins in pathological inclusions suggests a disturbance of transportin 1-mediated nuclear import. FUS also belongs to the heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein (hnRNP) protein family. We investigated whether hnRNP proteins are associated with FUS pathology implicating dysfunctional nuclear export in the pathogenesis of FTLD-FUS...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
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