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Ligase IV

Ilenia Pellarin, Laura Arnoldo, Silvia Costantini, Silvia Pegoraro, Gloria Ros, Carlotta Penzo, Gianluca Triolo, Francesca Demarchi, Riccardo Sgarra, Alessandro Vindigni, Guidalberto Manfioletti
The HMGA1 architectural transcription factor is an oncogene overexpressed in the vast majority of human cancers. HMGA1 is a highly connected node in the nuclear molecular network and the key aspect of HMGA1 involvement in cancer development is that HMGA1 simultaneously confers cells multiple oncogenic hits, ranging from global chromatin structural and gene expression modifications up to the direct functional alterations of key cellular proteins. Interestingly, HMGA1 also modulates DNA damage repair pathways...
2016: PloS One
Thomas Altmann, Andrew R Gennery
DNA ligase IV deficiency is a rare primary immunodeficiency, LIG4 syndrome, often associated with other systemic features. DNA ligase IV is part of the non-homologous end joining mechanism, required to repair DNA double stranded breaks. Ubiquitously expressed, it is required to prevent mutagenesis and apoptosis, which can result from DNA double strand breakage caused by intracellular events such as DNA replication and meiosis or extracellular events including damage by reactive oxygen species and ionising radiation...
October 7, 2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Howard H Y Chang, Go Watanabe, Christina A Gerodimos, Takashi Ochi, Tom L Blundell, Stephen P Jackson, Michael R Lieber
The nonhomologous DNA end-joining (NHEJ) pathway is a key mechanism for repairing double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) breaks that occur often in eukaryotic cells. In the simplest model, these breaks are first recognized by Ku, which then interacts with other NHEJ proteins to improve their affinity at DNA ends. These include DNA-PKcs and Artemis for trimming the DNA ends; DNA polymerase μ and λ to add nucleotides; and the DNA ligase IV complex to ligate the ends with the additional factors, XRCC4 (X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 4), XLF (XRCC4-like factor/Cernunos), and PAXX (Paralog of XRCC4 and XLF)...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Yi Zheng, Subodh Kumar Samrat, Haidong Gu
: Infected cell protein 0 (ICP0) of herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is an α gene product required for viral replication at low multiplicity of infection. Upon entry, nuclear domain 10 (ND10) converges at the incoming DNA and represses viral gene expression. ICP0 contains a RING-type E3 ubiquitin ligase, which degrades the ND10 organizer, PML, and disperses ND10 to alleviate the repression. In the present study, we focus on understanding the regulation on ICP0 E3 ligase activity in degrading different ICP0 substrates...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Virology
Eun Gene Sun, Kyung Hwa Lee, Yoo-Seung Ko, Hui Jeong Choi, Jung-In Yang, Jae Hyuk Lee, Ik Joo Chung, Yun-Woong Paek, Hangun Kim, Jeong A Bae, Kyung Keun Kim
Understanding the complex biological functions of E3-ubiquitin ligases may facilitate the development of mechanism-based anti-cancer drugs. We recently identified that the KITENIN/ErbB4-Dvl2-c-Jun axis works as a novel unconventional downstream signal of epidermal growth factor (EGF) in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues. Here we addressed whether E3-ubiquitin ligases are required for operation of this axis. We found that Nrdp1, an E3-ligase for ErbB3/ErbB4, interacted with KITENIN (KAI1 C-terminal interacting tetraspanin) to form a functional KITENIN/ErbB4/Nrdp1 complex and is responsible for down-regulating Dvl2 within this complex...
September 20, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
Mary Snow Setzer, Javad Sharifi-Rad, William N Setzer
Recently, the emergence and spread of pathogenic bacterial resistance to many antibiotics (multidrug-resistant strains) have been increasing throughout the world. This phenomenon is of great concern and there is a need to find alternative chemotherapeutic agents to combat these antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. Higher plants may serve as a resource for new antimicrobials to replace or augment current therapeutic options. In this work, we have carried out a molecular docking study of a total of 561 antibacterial phytochemicals listed in the Dictionary of Natural Products, including 77 alkaloids (17 indole alkaloids, 27 isoquinoline alkaloids, 4 steroidal alkaloids, and 28 miscellaneous alkaloids), 99 terpenoids (5 monoterpenoids, 31 sesquiterpenoids, 52 diterpenoids, and 11 triterpenoids), 309 polyphenolics (87 flavonoids, 25 chalcones, 41 isoflavonoids, 5 neoflavonoids, 12 pterocarpans, 10 chromones, 7 condensed tannins, 11 coumarins, 30 stilbenoids, 2 lignans, 5 phenylpropanoids, 13 xanthones, 5 hydrolyzable tannins, and 56 miscellaneous phenolics), 30 quinones, and 46 miscellaneous phytochemicals, with six bacterial protein targets (peptide deformylase, DNA gyrase/topoisomerase IV, UDP-galactose mutase, protein tyrosine phosphatase, cytochrome P450 CYP121, and NAD⁺-dependent DNA ligase)...
September 12, 2016: Antibiotics
Keping Jiao, Juan Qin, Yumei Zhao, Honglian Zhang
Ligase IV and XRCC4 genes, important molecules in the nonhomologous end-joining pathway for repairing DNA double-strand breaks, may play crucial roles in carcinogenesis. To detect their effects on the risk of human glioma, their gene expression differences between 110 human glioma tissues and 50 healthy brain tissues were determined using quantitative real-time PCR. Furthermore, two tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ligase IV and four SNPs in XRCC4 genes were genotyped in 317 glioma patients and 352 healthy controls...
September 28, 2016: Neuroreport
Luigi Fattore, Rita Mancini, Mario Acunzo, Giulia Romano, Alessandro Laganà, Maria Elena Pisanu, Debora Malpicci, Gabriele Madonna, Domenico Mallardo, Marilena Capone, Franco Fulciniti, Luca Mazzucchelli, Gerardo Botti, Carlo M Croce, Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Gennaro Ciliberto
Therapy of melanoma patients harboring activating mutations in the BRAF (V-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1) oncogene with a combination of BRAF and MEK inhibitors is plagued by the development of drug resistance. Mutational events, as well as adaptive mechanisms, contribute to the development of drug resistance. In this context we uncover here the role of a miRNA, miR-579-3p. We first show that low expression of miR-579-3p is a negative prognostic factor correlating with poor survival. Expression levels of miR-579-3p decrease from nevi to stage III/IV melanoma samples and even further in cell lines resistant to BRAF/MEK inhibitors...
August 23, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Mugdha Kulashreshtha, Ishita S Mehta, Pradeep Kumar, Basuthkar J Rao
During DNA damage response (DDR), certain gene rich chromosome territories (CTs) relocate to newer positions within interphase nuclei and revert to their native locations following repair. Such dynamic relocation of CTs has been observed under various cellular conditions, however, the underlying mechanistic basis of the same has remained largely elusive. In this study, we aim to understand the temporal and molecular details of such crosstalk between DDR signaling and CT relocation dynamics. We demonstrate that signaling at DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) by the phosphorylated histone variant (ϒ-H2AX) is a pre-requisite for damage induced CT relocation, as cells deficient in ϒ-H2AX signaling fail to exhibit such a response...
September 30, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
C Mutawila, C Stander, F Halleen, M A Vivier, L Mostert
Cell suspension cultures of Vitis vinifera cv. Dauphine berries were used to study the response to the vascular pathogen, Eutypa lata, in comparison with a biological control agent, Trichoderma atroviride, that was previously shown to be effective in pruning wound protection. The expression of genes coding for enzymes of the phenylpropanoid pathway and pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins was profiled over a 48-h period using quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR. The cell cultures responded to elicitors of both fungi with a hypersensitive-like response that lead to a decrease in cell viability...
June 28, 2016: Protoplasma
Monica Pandey, Sujeet Kumar, Goldsmith G, Mrinal Srivastava, Santhini Elango, Mohammad Shameem, Dibyendu Bannerjee, Bibha Choudhary, Subhas S Karki, Sathees C Raghavan
The terminal step of ligation of single and/or double-strand breaks during physiological processes such as DNA replication, repair and recombination requires participation of DNA ligases in all mammals. DNA Ligase I has been well characterised to play vital roles during these processes. Considering the indispensable role of DNA Ligase I, a therapeutic strategy to impede proliferation of cancer cells is by using specific small molecule inhibitors against it. In the present study, we have designed and chemically synthesized putative DNA Ligase I inhibitors...
June 17, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
Jiawei Guo, Jing Lv, Siyu Chang, Zhi Chen, Weiqiang Lu, Chuanliang Xu, Mingyao Liu, Xiufeng Pang
HuR, an RNA-binding protein, post-transcriptionally regulates nearly 4% of encoding proteins implicated in cell survival. Here we show that HuR is required for the efficacy of chemotherapies in urothelial carcinoma of the bladder. We identify pyrvinium pamoate, an FDA-approved anthelminthic drug, as a novel HuR inhibitor that dose-dependently inhibited cytoplasmic accumulation of HuR. Combining pyrvinium pamoate with chemotherapeutic agents (e.g. cisplatin, doxorubicin, vincristine and oxaliplatin) not only led to enhanced cytotoxicity in bladder cancer cells but also synergistically suppressed the growth of patient-derived bladder tumor xenografts in mice (P < 0...
June 9, 2016: Oncotarget
Jeeyong Lee, Mi-Ra Kim, Hyun-Ji Kim, You Sun An, Jae Youn Yi
The evidence suggests that transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) regulates the DNA-damage response (DDR) upon irradiation, and we previously reported that TGF-β1 induced DNA ligase IV (Lig4) expression and enhanced the nonhomologous end-joining repair pathway in irradiated cells. In the present study, we investigated the effects of TGF-β1 on the irradiation-induced DDRs of A431 and HaCaT cells. Cells were pretreated with or without TGF-β1 and irradiated. At 30 min post-irradiation, DDRs were detected by immunoblotting of phospho-ATM, phospho-Chk2, and the presence of histone foci (γH2AX)...
August 5, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
George E Greco, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Rhys C Brooks, Zhengfei Lu, Michael R Lieber, Alan E Tomkinson
DNA ligases are attractive therapeutics because of their involvement in completing the repair of almost all types of DNA damage. A series of DNA ligase inhibitors with differing selectivity for the three human DNA ligases were identified using a structure-based approach with one of these inhibitors being used to inhibit abnormal DNA ligase IIIα-dependent repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB)s in breast cancer, neuroblastoma and leukemia cell lines. Raghavan and colleagues reported the characterization of a derivative of one of the previously identified DNA ligase inhibitors, which they called SCR7 (designated SCR7-R in our experiments using SCR7)...
July 2016: DNA Repair
Laura Toma, Gabriela M Sanda, Mariana Deleanu, Camelia S Stancu, Anca V Sima
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is a worldwide epidemic, and its atherosclerotic complications produce morbidity and mortality in affected patients. It is known that the vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) levels are increased in the sera of diabetic patients. Our aim was to investigate the impact of the endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in VCAM-1 expression and secretion in human endothelial cells (HEC) exposed to glycated low-density lipoproteins (gLDL). The results showed that 24 h incubation of HEC with gLDL induces (i) stimulation of VCAM-1 expression and secretion, determining increased monocyte adhesion to HEC; (ii) RAGE up-regulation and free cholesterol loading; (iii) ERS activation (increased eIF2α phosphorylation and CHOP mRNA levels, and decreased GRP78 protein expression); and (iv) oxidative stress [increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and glutamate cysteine ligase catalytic unit gene expression]...
June 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Yuanwu Ma, Wei Chen, Xu Zhang, Lei Yu, Wei Dong, Shuo Pan, Shan Gao, Xingxu Huang, Lianfeng Zhang
Precise modifications such as site mutation, codon replacement, insertion or precise targeted deletion are needed for studies of accurate gene function. The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been proved as a powerful tool to generate gene knockout and knockin animals. But the homologous recombination (HR)-directed precise genetic modification mediated by CRISPR/Cas9 is relatively lower compared with nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathway and extremely expected to be improved. Here, in this study 2 strategies were used to increase the precise genetic modification in rats...
July 2, 2016: RNA Biology
Lara Barazzuol, Penny A Jeggo
The embryonic brain is radiation-sensitive, with cognitive deficits being observed after exposure to low radiation doses. Exposure of neonates to radiation can cause intracranial carcinogenesis. To gain insight into the basis underlying these outcomes, we examined the response of the embryonic, neonatal and adult brain to low-dose radiation, focusing on the neural stem cell compartments. This review summarizes our recent findings. At E13.5-14.5 the embryonic neocortex encompasses rapidly proliferating stem and progenitor cells...
August 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
Mohammed Almohaini, Sri Lakshmi Chalasani, Duaa Bafail, Konstantin Akopiants, Tong Zhou, Steven M Yannone, Dale A Ramsden, Matthew C T Hartman, Lawrence F Povirk
DNA double-strand breaks induced by ionizing radiation are often accompanied by ancillary oxidative base damage that may prevent or delay their repair. In order to better define the features that make some DSBs repair-resistant, XLF-dependent nonhomologous end joining of blunt-ended DSB substrates having the oxidatively modified nonplanar base thymine glycol at the first (Tg1), second (Tg2), third (Tg3) or fifth (Tg5) positions from one 3' terminus, was examined in human whole-cell extracts. Tg at the third position had little effect on end-joining even when present on both ends of the break...
May 2016: DNA Repair
Grégory Menchon, Oriane Bombarde, Mansi Trivedi, Aurélie Négrel, Cyril Inard, Brigitte Giudetti, Michel Baltas, Alain Milon, Mauro Modesti, Georges Czaplicki, Patrick Calsou
The association of DNA Ligase IV (Lig4) with XRCC4 is essential for repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) by Non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) in humans. DSBs cytotoxicity is largely exploited in anticancer therapy. Thus, NHEJ is an attractive target for strategies aimed at increasing the sensitivity of tumors to clastogenic anticancer treatments. However the high affinity of the XRCC4/Lig4 interaction and the extended protein-protein interface make drug screening on this target particularly challenging...
2016: Scientific Reports
Moureq Alotaibi, Khushboo Sharma, Tareq Saleh, Lawrence F Povirk, Eric A Hendrickson, David A Gewirtz
Radiotherapy continues to be a primary modality in the treatment of cancer. In addition to promoting apoptosis, radiation-induced DNA damage can promote autophagy and senescence, both of which can theoretically function to prolong tumor survival. In this work, we tested the hypothesis that autophagy and/or senescence could be permissive for DNA repair, thereby facilitating tumor cell recovery from radiation-induced growth arrest and/or cell death. In addition, studies were designed to elucidate the involvement of autophagy and senescence in radiosensitization by PARP inhibitors and the re-emergence of a proliferating tumor cell population...
March 2016: Radiation Research
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