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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919810/immobilization-of-indigenous-holocellulase-on-iron-oxide-fe2o3-nanoparticles-enhanced-hydrolysis-of-alkali-pretreated-paddy-straw
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Ajay Kumar, Surender Singh, Rameshwar Tiwari, Renu Goel, Lata Nain
The holocellulase from Aspergillus niger SH3 was characterized and found to contain 125 proteins including cellulases (26), hemicellulases (21), chitinases (10), esterases (6), amylases (4) and hypothetical protein (32). The crude enzyme was immobilized on five different nanoparticles (NPs) via physical adsorption and covalent coupling methods. The enzyme-nanoparticle complexes (ENC) were screened for protein binding, enzymatic activities and immobilization efficiency. Magnetic enzyme-nanoparticle complexes (MENC) formulation showed higher immobilization efficiency (60- 80%) for most of the enzymes...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906050/the-sh3-and-cysteine-rich-domain-3-stac3-gene-is-important-to-growth-fiber-composition-and-calcium-release-from-the-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-in-postnatal-skeletal-muscle
#2
Xiaofei Cong, Jonathan Doering, Davi A G Mazala, Eva R Chin, Robert W Grange, Honglin Jiang
BACKGROUND: The SH3 and cysteine-rich domain 3 (Stac3) gene is specifically expressed in the skeletal muscle. Stac3 knockout mice die perinatally. In this study, we determined the potential role of Stac3 in postnatal skeletal muscle growth, fiber composition, and contraction by generating conditional Stac3 knockout mice. METHODS: We disrupted the Stac3 gene in 4-week-old male mice using the Flp-FRT and tamoxifen-inducible Cre-loxP systems. RESULTS: RT-qPCR and western blotting analyses of the limb muscles of target mice indicated that nearly all Stac3 mRNA and more than 70 % of STAC3 protein were deleted 4 weeks after tamoxifen injection...
April 11, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904777/g3bp1-contributes-to-tumor-metastasis-via-upregulation-of-slug-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#3
Ning Dou, Jingde Chen, Shijun Yu, Yong Gao, Yandong Li
RasGAP SH3-domain-Binding Protein 1 (G3BP1) has been implicated in cell growth, migration, and metastasis of some cancers, yet its function in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains to be explored. In the present study, we reported that G3BP1 was upregulated in HCC tissues compared with adjacent non-cancerous liver tissues both in mRNA and protein levels, and its high expression was significantly correlated with poor prognosis of HCC patients. Functional analyses demonstrated that forced expression of G3BP1 in HCC cells promoted cell migration, and silenced expression of G3BP1 by RNA interference caused opposite effects...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902320/in-silico-analysis-of-surface-structure-variation-of-pcv2-capsid-resulted-from-loops-mutation-of-its-capsid-protein-cap
#4
Naidong Wang, Yang Zhan, Aibing Wang, Lijie Zhang, Reza Khayat, Yi Yang
Outbreaks of porcine circovirus (PCV) type 2 (PCV2) associated diseases (PCVADs) have caused substantial economic losses worldwide in the last 20 y. The PCV capsid protein (Cap) is the sole structural protein and main antigenic determinant of this virus. In this study, not only were phylogenetic trees constructed, but variation of surface structure of the PCV capsid were analyzed in the course of evolution. Unique surface patterns of the icosahedral 5-fold axes of the PCV2 capsid were identified and characterized, all of which were absent in PCV type 1 (PCV1)...
October 18, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894895/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-olive-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus-phospholipase-c-gamma-1-and-gamma-2
#5
Soo Ji Woo, Hyae In Jo, Hyung Ho Lee, Joon Ki Chung
Phospholipase C gamma 1 and gamma 2 (PLCG1 and PLCG2) are influential in modulating Ca(2+) and diacylglycerol, second messengers involved in tyrosine kinase-dependent signaling, including growth factor activation. Here, we used RACE (rapid amplification of cDNA ends) to clone cDNA encoding PLCG1 (PoPLCG1) and PLCG2 (PoPLCG2) in the olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). The respective 1313 and 1249 amino acid sequences share high identity with human PLCG1 and PLCG2, and contain the following domains: pleckstrin homology (PH), EF-hand, catalytic X and Y, Src homology 2 (SH2), Src homology 3 (SH3), and C2...
November 25, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885802/a-novel-p53-pomc-g%C3%AE-s-sash1-autoregulatory-feedback-loop-activates-mutated-sash1-to-cause-pathologic-hyperpigmentation
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Ding'an Zhou, Zhiyun Wei, Zhongshu Kuang, Huangchao Luo, Jiangshu Ma, Xing Zeng, Ke Wang, Beizhong Liu, Fang Gong, Jing Wang, Shanchuan Lei, Dongsheng Wang, Jiawei Zeng, Teng Wang, Yong He, Yongqiang Yuan, Hongying Dai, Lin He, Qinghe Xing
p53-Transcriptional-regulated proteins interact with a large number of other signal transduction pathways in the cell, and a number of positive and negative autoregulatory feedback loops act upon the p53 response. P53 directly controls the POMC/α-MSH productions induced by ultraviolet (UV) and is associated with UV-independent pathological pigmentation. When identifying the causative gene of dyschromatosis universalis hereditaria (DUH), we found three mutations encoding amino acid substitutions in the gene SAM and SH3 domain containing 1 (SASH1), and SASH1 was associated with guanine nucleotide-binding protein subunit-alpha isoforms short (Gαs)...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879050/structural-studies-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-2-reveal-its-interactions-with-potential-substrates-and-inhibitors
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Vincent Cura, Nils Marechal, Nathalie Troffer-Charlier, Jean-Marc Strub, Matthijs J van Haren, Nathaniel I Martin, Sarah Cianférani, Luc Bonnefond, Jean Cavarelli
: PRMT2 is the less-characterized member of the protein arginine methyltransferase family in terms of structure, activity, and cellular functions. PRMT2 is a modular protein containing a catalytic Ado-Met-binding domain and unique Src homology 3 domain that binds proteins with proline-rich motifs. PRMT2 is involved in a variety of cellular processes and has diverse roles in transcriptional regulation through different mechanisms depending on its binding partners. PRMT2 has been demonstrated to have weak methyltransferase activity on a histone H4 substrate, but its optimal substrates have not yet been identified...
November 5, 2016: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861933/a-single-base-change-explains-the-independent-origin-of-and-selection-for-the-nonshattering-gene-in-african-rice-domestication
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Khin Thanda Win, Yoshiyuki Yamagata, Kazuyuki Doi, Kazuhiro Uyama, Yasuko Nagai, Yosuke Toda, Takahiro Kani, Motoyuki Ashikari, Hideshi Yasui, Atsushi Yoshimura
Reduced seed shattering was a critical evolutionary step in crop domestication. Two cultivated rice species, Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima, were independently domesticated from the wild species Oryza rufipogon in Asia and Oryza barthii in Africa, respectively. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the c gene, which encodes a trihelix transcription factor, causes nonshattering in O. sativa. However, the genetic mechanism of nonshattering in O. glaberrima is poorly understood. We conducted an association analysis for the coding sequences of SH3/SH4 in AA- genome rice species and the mutation suggested to cause nonshattering was demonstrated to do so using a positional-cloning approach in the O...
November 12, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852846/a-transformation-defective-polyomavirus-middle-t-antigen-with-a-novel-defect-in-pi3-kinase-signaling
#9
Deborah Denis, Cecile Rouleau, Brian S Schaffhausen
: Middle T antigen (MT), the principal oncoprotein of murine polyomavirus, transforms by association with cellular proteins. PP2A, YAP, Src family tyrosine kinases, Shc, phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) and PLCγ1 have all been implicated in MT transformation. Mutant dl1015, deleting residues 338-347 in the C-terminal region, has been an enigma, because the basis for its transformation defect has not been apparent. This work probes the dl1015 region of MT. Because the region is proline rich, the hypothesis that it targets SH3 domains was tested, but mutation of the putative SH3 binding motif did not affect transformation...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845161/downregulation-of-autophagy-gene-expression-in-endometria-from-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Mirjana Sumarac-Dumanovic, Milica Apostolovic, Kristina Janjetovic, Danka Jeremic, Dusan Popadic, Aleksandar Ljubic, Jelena Micic, Jelena Dukanac-Stamenkovic, Aleksandra Tubic, Darko Stevanovic, Dragan Micic, Vladimir Trajkovic
Autophagy, a process of controlled cellular self-digestion, could be involved in cyclic remodeling of the human endometrium. We investigated endometrial mRNA expression of 23 autophagy-related (ATG) genes and transcription factors in healthy controls (n = 12) and anovulatory polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients (n = 24), as well as in their subgroup (n = 12) before and after metformin treatment. The mRNA levels of transcription factor forkhead box protein O1 (FOXO1) and several molecules involved in autophagosome formation (ATG13, RB1-inducible coiled-coil 1), autophagosome nucleation (ATG14, beclin 1, SH3-domain GRB2-like endophilin B1), autophagosome elongation (ATG3, ATG5, γ-aminobutyric acid receptor-associated protein - GABARAP), and delivery of ubiquitinated proteins to autophagosomes (sequestosome 1), were significantly reduced in anovulatory PCOS compared to healthy endometrium...
November 11, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833610/tcr-triggering-induces-the-formation-of-lck-rack1-actinin-1-multiprotein-network-affecting-lck-redistribution
#11
Ondřej Ballek, Jan Valečka, Martina Dobešová, Adéla Broučková, Jasper Manning, Pavel Řehulka, Jiří Stulík, Dominik Filipp
The initiation of T-cell signaling is critically dependent on the function of the member of Src family tyrosine kinases, Lck. Upon T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) triggering, Lck kinase activity induces the nucleation of signal-transducing hubs that regulate the formation of complex signaling network and cytoskeletal rearrangement. In addition, the delivery of Lck function requires rapid and targeted membrane redistribution, but the mechanism underpinning this process is largely unknown. To gain insight into this process, we considered previously described proteins that could assist in this process via their capacity to interact with kinases and regulate their intracellular translocations...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831555/activation-and-cleavage-of-sash1-by-caspase-3-mediates-an-apoptotic-response
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Joshua T Burgess, Emma Bolderson, Mark N Adams, Anne-Marie Baird, Shu-Dong Zhang, Kathy A Gately, Kazuo Umezawa, Kenneth J O'Byrne, Derek J Richard
Apoptosis is a highly regulated cellular process that functions to remove undesired cells from multicellular organisms. This pathway is often disrupted in cancer, providing tumours with a mechanism to avoid cell death and promote growth and survival. The putative tumour suppressor, SASH1 (SAM and SH3 domain containing protein 1), has been previously implicated in the regulation of apoptosis; however, the molecular role of SASH1 in this process is still unclear. In this study, we demonstrate that SASH1 is cleaved by caspase-3 following UVC-induced apoptosis...
November 10, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824307/correction-the-novel-sh3-domain-protein-dlish-cg10933-mediates-fat-signaling-in-drosophila-by-binding-and-regulating-dachs
#13
Yifei Zhang, Xing Wang, Hitoshi Matakatsu, Richard Fehon, Seth S Blair
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804142/in-vivo-transgenic-expression-of-collybistin-in-neurons-of-the-rat-cerebral-cortex
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Christopher D Fekete, Roman U Goz, Sean Dinallo, Celia P Miralles, Tzu-Ting Chiou, John Bear, Christopher G Fiondella, Joseph J LoTurco, Angel L De Blas
Collybistin (CB) is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor selectively localized to γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic and glycinergic postsynapses. Active CB interacts with gephyrin, inducing the submembranous clustering and the postsynaptic accumulation of gephyrin, which is a scaffold protein that recruits GABAA receptors (GABAA Rs) at the postsynapse. CB is expressed with or without a src homology 3 (SH3) domain. We have previously reported the effects on GABAergic synapses of the acute overexpression of CBSH3- or CBSH3+ in cultured hippocampal (HP) neurons...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795858/actin-dependent-alterations-of-dendritic-spine-morphology-in-shankopathies
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Tasnuva Sarowar, Andreas M Grabrucker
Shank proteins (Shank1, Shank2, and Shank3) act as scaffolding molecules in the postsynaptic density of many excitatory neurons. Mutations in SHANK genes, in particular SHANK2 and SHANK3, lead to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in both human and mouse models. Shank3 proteins are made of several domains-the Shank/ProSAP N-terminal (SPN) domain, ankyrin repeats, SH3 domain, PDZ domain, a proline-rich region, and the sterile alpha motif (SAM) domain. Via various binding partners of these domains, Shank3 is able to bind and interact with a wide range of proteins including modulators of small GTPases such as RICH2, a RhoGAP protein, and βPIX, a RhoGEF protein for Rac1 and Cdc42, actin binding proteins and actin modulators...
2016: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791210/temperature-dependence-of-cross-effect-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-in-rotating-solids-advantages-of-elevated-temperatures
#16
Michel-Andreas Geiger, Marcella Orwick-Rydmark, Katharina Märker, W Trent Franks, Dmitry Akhmetzyanov, Daniel Stöppler, Maximilian Zinke, Edgar Specker, Marc Nazaré, Anne Diehl, Barth-Jan van Rossum, Fabien Aussenac, Thomas Prisner, Ümit Akbey, Hartmut Oschkinat
Dynamic nuclear polarization exploits electron spin polarization to boost signal-to-noise in magic-angle-spinning (MAS) NMR, creating new opportunities in materials science, structural biology, and metabolomics studies. Since protein NMR spectra recorded under DNP conditions can show improved spectral resolution at 180-200 K compared to 110 K, we investigate the effects of AMUPol and various deuterated TOTAPOL isotopologues on sensitivity and spectral resolution at these temperatures, using proline and reproducibly prepared SH3 domain samples...
October 28, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791200/sorbs1-suppresses-tumor-metastasis-and-improves-the-sensitivity-of-cancer-to-chemotherapy-drug
#17
Lele Song, Renxu Chang, Cheng Dai, Yanjun Wu, Jingyu Guo, Meiyan Qi, Wu Zhou, Lixing Zhan
Tumor metastasis and invasion are both hallmarks of cancer malignancy and the leading cause of cancer death. Here we show that the adaptor protein SORBS1 (Sorbin and SH3 domain-containing protein 1, also known as CAP/ponsin) is expressed at low levels in clinical cancer samples. In addition, low-level expression of SORBS1 was significantly associated with poor clinical outcomes and the increased tumor cell invasive capacity in breast cancer patients. We demonstrate that depletion of SORBS1 increases protrusions and filopodium-like protrusions (FLPs) formation, as well as the migratory and invasive abilities of cancer cells, via activation of JNK/cJun...
October 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791059/scaffoldless-engineered-enzyme-assembly-for-enhanced-methanol-utilization
#18
J Vincent Price, Long Chen, W Brian Whitaker, Eleftherios Papoutsakis, Wilfred Chen
Methanol is an important feedstock derived from natural gas and can be chemically converted into commodity and specialty chemicals at high pressure and temperature. Although biological conversion of methanol can proceed at ambient conditions, there is a dearth of engineered microorganisms that use methanol to produce metabolites. In nature, methanol dehydrogenase (Mdh), which converts methanol to formaldehyde, highly favors the reverse reaction. Thus, efficient coupling with the irreversible sequestration of formaldehyde by 3-hexulose-6-phosphate synthase (Hps) and 6-phospho-3-hexuloseisomerase (Phi) serves as the key driving force to pull the pathway equilibrium toward central metabolism...
October 24, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787230/integrated-in-silico-in-vitro-characterization-identification-and-disruption-of-the-intermolecular-interaction-between-sh3-domain-containing-protein-kinases-and-human-pituitary-tumor-transforming-gene-1
#19
Yanan Li, Mengmeng Li, Weijie Min, Guosheng Han, Laixing Wang, Chao Chen, Zifu Li, Yuhui Zhang, Jianmin Li, Zhijian Yue
The human pituitary tumor-transforming gene-1 (hPTTG1) has been found to be overexpressed in various cancers. Accumulated evidences implicate that some of protein kinases can specifically recognize two PXXP motifs at hPTTG1 C-terminus through their Src homology (SH3) domain and then phosphorylate the protein by their catalytic domain. Here, we integrate in silico analysis and in vitro assay to characterize the intermolecular interaction between the two hPTTG1 motif peptides 161LGPPSPVK168 (M1P) and 168KMPSPPWE175 (M2P) and the SH3 domains of Ser/Thr-specific protein kinases MAP3K and PI3K...
October 27, 2016: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775883/a-hybrid-monte-carlo-scheme-for-multibackbone-protein-design
#20
Karen Druart, Julien Bigot, Edouard Audit, Thomas Simonson
Multistate protein design explores sidechain mutations with the backbone allowed to sample a small, predetermined library of conformations. To achieve Boltzmann sampling of sequences and conformations, we use a hybrid Monte Carlo (MC) scheme: a trial hop between backbone models is followed by a short MC segment where sidechain rotamers adjust to the new backbone, before applying a Metropolis-like acceptance test. The theoretical form and a practical approximation for the acceptance test are derived. We then compute backbone conformational free energies for two SH2 and SH3 proteins using different routes and protocols, and verify that for simple test problems, the free energy behaves like a state function, a hallmark of Boltzmann sampling...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
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