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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490747/structural-basis-for-importin-%C3%AE-binding-of-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-tat
#1
K M Smith, Z Himiari, S Tsimbalyuk, J K Forwood
HIV-1 has caused 35 million deaths globally, and approximately the same number is currently living with HIV-1. The trans-activator of transcription (Tat) protein of HIV-1 plays an important regulatory function in the virus life cycle, responsible for regulating the reverse transcription of the viral genome RNA. Tat is found in the nucleus of infected cells, but can also invade uninfected neighbouring cells. Regions within Tat responsible for these cellular localisations are overlapping and include a nuclear localisation signal (NLS) spanning (48)GRKKRR, and a cell penetrating peptide (CPP) signal spanning (48)GRKKRRQRRRAPQN...
May 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484116/highly-efficient-gene-targeting-in-aspergillus-oryzae-industrial-strains-under-ligd-mutation-introduced-by-genome-editing-strain-specific-differences-in-the-effects-of-deleting-ecdr-the-negative-regulator-of-sclerotia-formation
#2
Hidetoshi Nakamura, Takuya Katayama, Tomoya Okabe, Kazuhiro Iwashita, Wataru Fujii, Katsuhiko Kitamoto, Jun-Ichi Maruyama
Numerous strains of Aspergillus oryzae are industrially used for Japanese traditional fermentation and for the production of enzymes and heterologous proteins. In A. oryzae, deletion of the ku70 or ligD genes involved in non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) has allowed high gene targeting efficiency. However, this strategy has been mainly applied under the genetic background of the A. oryzae wild strain RIB40, and it would be laborious to delete the NHEJ genes in many A. oryzae industrial strains, probably due to their low gene targeting efficiency...
May 2, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471392/taking-a-bad-turn-compromised-dna-damage-response-in-leukemia
#3
REVIEW
Nadine Nilles, Birthe Fahrenkrog
Genomic integrity is of outmost importance for the survival at the cellular and the organismal level and key to human health. To ensure the integrity of their DNA, cells have evolved maintenance programs collectively known as the DNA damage response. Particularly challenging for genome integrity are DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) and defects in their repair are often associated with human disease, including leukemia. Defective DSB repair may not only be disease-causing, but further contribute to poor treatment outcome and poor prognosis in leukemia...
May 4, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451577/expression-levels-of-two-dna-repair-related-genes-under-8-gy-ionizing-radiation-and-100-mg-kg-melatonin-delivery-in-rat-peripheral-blood
#4
M Valizadeh, A Shirazi, P Izadi, J Tavakkoly Bazzaz, H Rezaeejam
BACKGROUND: After radiation therapy (RT), some health hazards including DNA damages may occur where melatonin can play a protective role due to free radical generation. On the other hand, serious accidental overexposures may occur during RT due to nuclear accidents which necessitate the need for study on exposure to high-dose radiations during treatments. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to study the expression level of two genes in non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathways named Xrcc4 and Xrcc6 (Ku70) in order to examine the effect of melatonin on repair of DNA double-strand breaks (BSBs) caused by 8Gy ionizing radiation...
March 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415827/camptothecin-resistance-is-determined-by-the-regulation-of-topoisomerase-i-degradation-mediated-by-ubiquitin-proteasome-pathway
#5
Koji Ando, Ankur K Shah, Vibhu Sachdev, Benjamin P Kleinstiver, Julian Taylor-Parker, Moira M Welch, Yiheng Hu, Ravi Salgia, Forest M White, Jeffrey D Parvin, Al Ozonoff, Lucia E Rameh, J Keith Joung, Ajit K Bharti
Proteasomal degradation of topoisomerase I (topoI) is one of the most remarkable cellular phenomena observed in response to camptothecin (CPT). Importantly, the rate of topoI degradation is linked to CPT resistance. Formation of the topoI-DNA-CPT cleavable complex inhibits DNA re-ligation resulting in DNA-double strand break (DSB). The degradation of topoI marks the first step in the ubiquitin proteasome pathway (UPP) dependent DNA damage response (DDR). Here, we show that the Ku70/Ku80 heterodimer binds with topoI, and that the DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PKcs) phosphorylates topoI on serine 10 (topoI-pS10), which is subsequently ubiquitinated by BRCA1...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289912/production-of-%C3%AE-carotene-by-expressing-a-heterologous-multifunctional-carotene-synthase-in-yarrowia-lipolytica
#6
Shuliang Gao, Yangyang Tong, Li Zhu, Mei Ge, Yu Jiang, Daijie Chen, Sheng Yang
OBJECTIVES: To obtain functional expression of a heterologous multifunctional carotene synthase containing phytoene synthase, phytoene dehydrogenase, and lycopene β-cyclase activities encoded by carS from Schizochytrium sp. in order to allow Yarrowia lipolytica to produce β-carotene. RESULTS: To increase the integration efficiency of a 3.8 kb carS under the control of P GPD promoter with a 2 kb selection marker, ura3, along with a geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase (GGS1) expression cassette (~10 kb in total), was inserted into the Y...
March 13, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267674/the-effects-of-saha-on-radiosensitivity-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells-by-inducing-apoptosis-and-targeting-rad51
#7
Zhibing Wu, Saisai Jing, Yanhong Li, Yabo Gao, Shuhuan Yu, Zhitian Li, Yanyan Zhao, Jigang Piao, Shenglin Ma, Xufeng Chen
Suberoyl anilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) is one of the most promising Histone deacetylases(HDAC) inhibitors which has shown significant anti-tumor activity for many malignancies. We explored the potential mechanism of the radiosensitivity effect of SAHA in Panc-1 cells and attempted to develop SAHA as a systemic treatment strategy for pancreatic cancer. Growth inhibition was detected by CCK-8 assay. Radiosensitizing enhancement ratio was determined by clonogenic assay. The cell cycle and apoptosis assay was detected using flow cytometry and annexin-V/PI...
May 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254786/clinical-impact-of-tumor-dna-repair-expression-and-t-cell-infiltration-in-breast-cancers
#8
Andrew R Green, Mohammed A Aleskandarany, Reem Ali, Eleanor Grace Hodgson, Suha Atabani, Karen De Souza, Emad Rakha, Ian O Ellis, Srinivasan Madhusudan
Impaired DNA repair drives mutagenicity, which increases neoantigen load and immunogenicity. We investigated the expression of proteins involved in the DNA damage response (ATM, Chk2), double-strand break repair (BRCA1, BLM, WRN, RECQL4, RECQL5, TOPO2A, DNA-PKcs, Ku70/Ku80), nucleotide excision repair (ERCC1), base excision repair (XRCC1, pol β, FEN1, PARP1), and immune responses (CD8, PD-1, PD-L1, FOXP3) in 1269 breast cancers and validated our findings in an independent estrogen receptor (ER)- cohort (n = 279)...
March 2, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238784/deacetylation-of-ku70-by-sirt6-attenuates-bax-mediated-apoptosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Na-Na Tao, Ji-Hua Ren, Hua Tang, Long-Kuan Ran, Hong-Zhong Zhou, Bo Liu, Ai-Long Huang, Juan Chen
SIRT6 is a class III histone deacetylase that has been implicated in HCC development. We previously reported that SIRT6 potentiated apoptosis evasion in hepatocellular carcinoma by inhibiting both Bax expression and mitochondrial translocalization. However, the mechanism underlying SIRT6-mediated inhibition of Bax mitochondrial localization remains elusive. In this study, we found that although SIRT6 had no effect on the expression level of Ku70, SIRT6 could interact with Ku70 and deacetylate it. The increased acetylation of Ku70 in SIRT6-depleted cells disrupt its interaction with Bax, which finally resulted in Bax mitochondrial translocalization...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186989/inhibiting-dna-pkcs-in-a-non-homologous-end-joining-pathway-in-response-to-dna-double-strand-breaks
#10
Jun Dong, Tian Zhang, Yufeng Ren, Zhenyu Wang, Clifton C Ling, Fuqiu He, Gloria C Li, Chengtao Wang, Bixiu Wen
DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) is a distinct factor in the non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathway involved in DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair. We examined the crosstalk between key proteins in the DSB NHEJ repair pathway and cell cycle regulation and found that mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells deficient in DNA-PKcs or Ku70 were more vulnerable to ionizing radiation (IR) compared with wild-type cells and that DSB repair was delayed. γH2AX was associated with phospho-Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (Ser1987) and phospho-checkpoint effector kinase 1 (Ser345) foci for the arrest of cell cycle through the G2/M phase...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178195/overexpression-of-skp2-inhibits-the-radiation-induced-bystander-effects-of-esophageal-carcinoma
#11
Xiao-Chun Wang, Tie-Jun Zhang, Zi-Jian Guo, Chang-Yan Xiao, Xiao-Wen Ding, Fang Fang, Wen-Tao Sheng, Xu Shu, Jue Li
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of S-phase kinase protein 2 (SKP2) expression on the radiation induced bystander effect (RIBE) in esophageal cancer (EC) cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Western blot was used to detect the levels of SKP2, Rad51, and Ku70 in EC cells. Positive transfection, RNAi, micronucleus (MN), and γ-H2AX focus formation assay were used to investigate the effects of SKP2 on RIBE induced by irradiated cells. RESULTS: We found a significant negative correlation between SKP2 expression and MN frequency (p < 0...
February 6, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176781/rad52-competes-with-ku70-ku86-for-binding-to-s-region-dsb-ends-to-modulate-antibody-class-switch-dna-recombination
#12
Hong Zan, Connie Tat, Zhifang Qiu, Julia R Taylor, Justin A Guerrero, Tian Shen, Paolo Casali
Antibody class-switch DNA recombination (CSR) is initiated by AID-introduced DSBs in the switch (S) regions targeted for recombination, as effected by Ku70/Ku86-mediated NHEJ. Ku-deficient B cells, however, undergo (reduced) CSR through an alternative(A)-NHEJ pathway, which introduces microhomologies in S-S junctions. As microhomology-mediated end-joining requires annealing of single-strand DNA ends, we addressed the contribution of single-strand annealing factors HR Rad52 and translesion DNA polymerase θ to CSR...
February 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166612/acute-exercise-activates-p38-mapk-and-increases-the-expression-of-telomere-protective-genes-in-cardiac-muscle
#13
Andrew T Ludlow, Laila Gratidão, Lindsay W Ludlow, Espen E Spangenburg, Stephen M Roth
What is the central question of this study? A positive association between telomere length and exercise training has been shown in cardiac tissue of mice. It is currently unknown how each bout of exercise influences telomere-length-regulating proteins. We sought to determine how a bout of exercise altered the expression of telomere-length-regulating genes and a related signalling pathway in cardiac tissue of mice. What is the main finding and its importance? Acute exercise altered the expression of telomere-length-regulating genes in cardiac tissue and might be related to altered mitogen-activated protein kinase signalling...
April 1, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163277/cloning-localization-and-focus-formation-at-dna-damage-sites-of-canine-ku70
#14
Manabu Koike, Yasutomo Yutoku, Aki Koike
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair machinery, specifically non-homologous DNA-end joining (NHEJ), is crucial for developing next-generation radiotherapies and common chemotherapeutics for human and animal cancers. The localization, protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications of core NHEJ factors, might play vital roles for regulation of NHEJ activity. The human Ku heterodimer (Ku70/Ku80) is a core NHEJ factor in the NHEJ pathway and is involved in sensing of DSBs...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153717/ku70-inhibits-gemcitabine-induced-dna-damage-and-pancreatic-cancer-cell-apoptosis
#15
Jiali Ma, Pingping Hui, Wenying Meng, Na Wang, Shihao Xiang
The current study focused on the role of Ku70, a DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) complex protein, in pancreatic cancer cell resistance to gemcitabine. In both established cell lines (Mia-PaCa-2 and PANC-1) and primary human pancreatic cancer cells, shRNA/siRNA-mediated knockdown of Ku70 significantly sensitized gemcitabine-induced cell death and proliferation inhibition. Meanwhile, gemcitabine-induced DNA damage and subsequent pancreatic cancer cell apoptosis were also potentiated with Ku70 knockdown...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133776/non-homologous-end-joining-common-interaction-sites-and-exchange-of-multiple-factors-in-the-dna-repair-process
#16
Stuart L Rulten, Gabrielle J Grundy
Non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) is the dominant means of repairing chromosomal DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), and is essential in human cells. Fifteen or more proteins can be involved in the detection, signalling, synapsis, end-processing and ligation events required to repair a DSB, and must be assembled in the confined space around the DNA ends. We review here a number of interaction points between the core NHEJ components (Ku70, Ku80, DNA-PKcs, XRCC4 and Ligase IV) and accessory factors such as kinases, phosphatases, polymerases and structural proteins...
March 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131528/expression-of-dna-damage-response-proteins-in-cervical-cancer-patients-treated-with-radical-chemoradiotherapy
#17
C K Ho, E N Kornaga, A C Klimowicz, E K Enwere, M Dean, G D Bebb, T Phan, P Ghatage, A M Magliocco, S P Lees-Miller, C M Doll
OBJECTIVE: The management of locally advanced cervical cancer has improved significantly with the advent of cisplatin-based chemoradiotherapy (CRT) as the primary treatment regimen. Nevertheless, a significant proportion of patients fail to respond or relapse on this treatment and have a very poor prognosis. Our goal was to determine the prognostic value of a panel of proteins involved in detection and repair of DNA damage. METHODS: We performed fluorescence immunohistochemistry, and used software analysis to assess expression of DNA damage response proteins ATM, DNA-PKcs, PARP-1, Ku70 and Ku86 in 117 pre-treatment specimens from patients with locally advanced cervical cancer...
April 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099440/engagement-of-components-of-dna-break-repair-complex-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-hsp70a1a-transcription-upregulation-by-heat-shock
#18
Joyita Hazra, Pooja Mukherjee, Asif Ali, Soumita Poddar, Mahadeb Pal
An involvement of components of DNA-break repair (DBR) complex including DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) and poly-ADP-ribose polymerase 1 (PARP-1) in transcription regulation in response to distinct cellular signalling has been revealed by different laboratories. Here, we explored the involvement of DNA-PK and PARP-1 in the heat shock induced transcription of Hsp70A1A. We find that inhibition of both the catalytic subunit of DNA-PK (DNA-PKc), and Ku70, a regulatory subunit of DNA-PK holo-enzyme compromises transcription of Hsp70A1A under heat shock treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070830/mesenchymal-subtype-of-glioblastomas-with-high-dna-pkcs-expression-is-associated-with-better-response-to-radiotherapy-and-temozolomide
#19
Baptiste Pinel, Mathilde Duchesne, Julie Godet, Serge Milin, Antoine Berger, Michel Wager, Lucie Karayan-Tapon
A better understanding of the relationship between glioblastomas molecular subtypes and radio-chemotherapy is needed for the development of individualized strategies. In this study, we aimed to assess whether non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) protein expression is associated and could predict responses to treatment of mesenchymal (MES) and proneural (PN) subtypes. Tumors from 122 patients with a glioblastoma treated at the University Hospital of Poitiers between 2002-2013 by an association of radiotherapy and temozolomide were collected...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068245/ku70-ku80-and-sclusterin-a-cluster-of-predicting-factors-for-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#20
Sabina Pucci, Chiara Polidoro, Alessandro Joubert, Francesca Mastrangeli, Barbara Tolu, Michaela Benassi, Valeria Fiaschetti, Laura Greco, Roberto Miceli, Roberto Floris, Giuseppe Novelli, Augusto Orlandi, Riccardo Santoni
PURPOSE: The identification of predictive biomarkers for neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) is a current clinical need. The heterodimer Ku70/80 plays a critical role in DNA repair and cell death induction after damage. The aberrant expression and localization of these proteins fail to control DNA repair and apoptosis. sClusterin is the Ku70 partner that sterically inhibits Bax-dependent cell death after damage in some pathologic conditions. This study sought to evaluate the molecular relevance of Ku70-Ku80-Clu as a molecular cluster predicting the response to neoadjuvant CRT in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC)...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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