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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712727/error-prone-splicing-controlled-by-the-ubiquitin-relative-hub1
#1
Ramazan Karaduman, Sittinan Chanarat, Boris Pfander, Stefan Jentsch
Accurate pre-mRNA splicing is needed for correct gene expression and relies on faithful splice site recognition. Here, we show that the ubiquitin-like protein Hub1 binds to the DEAD-box helicase Prp5, a key regulator of early spliceosome assembly, and stimulates its ATPase activity thereby enhancing splicing and relaxing fidelity. High Hub1 levels enhance splicing efficiency but also cause missplicing by tolerating suboptimal splice sites and branchpoint sequences. Notably, Prp5 itself is regulated by a Hub1-dependent negative feedback loop...
July 11, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711741/confirmation-that-mutations-in-ddx59-cause-an-autosomal-recessive-form-of-oral-facial-digital-syndrome-further-delineation-of-the-ddx59-phenotype-in-two-new-families
#2
Sara Faily, Rahat Perveen, Jill Urquhart, Kate Chandler, Jill Clayton-Smith
We report three probands from two unrelated consanguineous families of South Asian origin who all carry the same rare novel homozygous variant within the dead box helicase gene DDX59 in association with features of oral-facial-digital syndrome (OFDS). DDX59 variants have been reported previously in an unclassified, autosomal recessive form of OFDS; clinically associated with features including tongue lobulation, cleft palate, frontal bossing, hypertelorism and postaxial polydactyly. All three probands had lobulated tongues with tongue hamartomas, abnormal tongue tip, developmental delay and microcephaly, with just one proband demonstrating polydactlyly...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705764/a-survey-of-ddx21-activity-during-rev-rre-complex-formation
#3
John A Hammond, Li Zhou, Rajan Lamichhane, Hui-Yi Chu, David P Millar, Larry Gerace, James R Williamson
HIV-1 requires a specialized nuclear export pathway to transport unspliced and partially spliced viral transcripts to the cytoplasm. Central to this pathway is the viral protein Rev, which binds to the Rev response element in stem IIB located on unspliced viral transcripts and subsequently oligomerizes in a cooperative manner. Previous work identified a number of cellular DEAD-box helicases as in vivo binding partners of Rev, and siRNA experiments indicated a functional role for many in the HIV replication cycle...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697848/roles-of-rnase-p-and-its-subunits
#4
REVIEW
Nayef Jarrous
Recent studies show that nuclear RNase P is linked to chromatin structure and function. Thus, variants of this ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex bind to chromatin of small noncoding RNA genes; integrate into initiation complexes of RNA polymerase (Pol) III; repress histone H3.3 nucleosome deposition; control tRNA and PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) gene clusters for genome defense; and respond to Werner syndrome helicase (WRN)-related replication stress and DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Likewise, the related RNase MRP and RMRP-TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) are implicated in RNA-dependent RNA polymerization for chromatin silencing, whereas the telomerase carries out RNA-dependent DNA polymerization for telomere lengthening...
July 8, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696814/ddx19-links-mrna-nuclear-export-with-progression-of-transcription-and-replication-and-suppresses-genomic-instability-upon-dna-damage-in-proliferating-cells
#5
Dana Hodroj, Kamar Serhal, Domenico Maiorano
The DEAD-box Helicase 19 (Ddx19) gene codes for an RNA helicase involved in both messenger RNA (mRNA) export from the nucleus into the cytoplasm and in mRNA translation. In unperturbed cells, Ddx19 localizes in the cytoplasm and at the cytoplasmic face of the nuclear pore. Here we review recent findings related to an additional Ddx19 function in the nucleus in resolving RNA:DNA hybrids (R-loops) generated during collision between transcription and replication, and upon DNA damage. Activation of a DNA damage response pathway dependent upon the ATR kinase, a major regulator of replication fork progression, stimulates translocation of the Ddx19 protein from the cytoplasm into the nucleus...
July 11, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668587/studying-structure-and-function-of-spliceosomal-helicases
#6
REVIEW
Ralf Ficner, Achim Dickmanns, Piotr Neumann
The splicing of eukaryotic precursor mRNAs requires the activity of at least three DEAD-box helicases, one Ski2-like helicase and four DEAH-box helicases. High resolution structures for five of these spliceosomal helicases were obtained by means of X-ray crystallography. Additional low resolution structural information could be derived from single particle cryo electron microscopy and small angle X-ray scattering. The functional characterization includes biochemical methods to measure the ATPase and helicase activities...
June 28, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656658/pl10-dead-box-protein-is-expressed-during-germ-cell-differentiation-in-the-reptile-podarcis-sicula-family-lacertidae
#7
Liliana Milani, Andrea Pecci, Carmine Cifaldi, Maria Gabriella Maurizii
Among genes involved in the regulation of germ cell differentiation, those of DDX4/Vasa and the Ded1/DDX3 subfamilies encode for DEAD-box ATP-dependent RNA helicases, proteins involved in many mechanisms related to RNA processing. For the first time in reptiles, using specific antibodies at confocal microscopy, we analysed the localization pattern of a Ded1/DDX3 subfamily member in testis and ovary of Podarcis sicula (Ps-PL10) during the reproductive cycle. In testis, Ps-PL10 is expressed in the cytoplasm of spermatocytes and it is not detected in spermatogonia...
July 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650145/the-dead-box-protein-cyt-19-uses-arginine-residues-in-its-c-tail-to-tether-rna-substrates
#8
Veronica F Busa, Maxwell J Rector, Rick Russell
DEAD-box proteins are nonprocessive RNA helicases that play diverse roles in cellular processes. The Neurospora crassa DEAD-box protein CYT-19 promotes mitochondrial group I intron splicing and functions as a general RNA chaperone. CYT-19 includes a disordered, arginine-rich "C-tail" that binds RNA, positioning the helicase core to capture and unwind nearby RNA helices. Here we probed the C-tail further by varying the number and positions of arginines within it. We found that removing sets of as few as four of the 11 arginines reduced RNA unwinding activity (kcat/KM) to a degree equivalent to that seen upon removal of the C-tail, suggesting that a minimum or "threshold" number of arginines is required...
July 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648849/cellular-dead-box-rna-helicase-18-ddx18-promotes-the-prrsv-replication-via-interaction-with-virus-nsp2-and-nsp10
#9
Huan Jin, Lei Zhou, Xinna Ge, Han Zhang, Ruimin Zhang, Cong Wang, Li Wang, Zhibang Zhang, Hanchun Yang, Xin Guo
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an aetiological agent that can lead to reproductive failure and respiratory diseases of pigs. The replication and pathogenesis of PRRSV, although poorly understood, has been associated with the host factors. DDX18 is a member of DEAD-box RNA helicases (DDXs) family which were proved to participate in viral replication. Previously, we found the DDX18 interacts with both nsp2 and nsp10 of PRRSV by Co-Immunoprecipitation (Co-IP). In the present study, we demonstrated the interactions of DDX18 with nsp2 and nsp10, and located DDX18's binding regions as the N-terminus of nsp2 and both the N-terminus and C-terminus of nsp10...
June 22, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614360/comparative-genomics-of-cryptococcus-neoformans-var-grubii-associated-with-meningitis-in-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-patients-in-vietnam
#10
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jeremy N Day, Seet Qihui, Lam Tuan Thanh, Phan Hai Trieu, Anh Duong Van, Nha Hoang Thu, Tran Thi Hong Chau, Nguyen P H Lan, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Philip M Ashton, Guy E Thwaites, Maciej F Boni, Marcel Wolbers, Niranjan Nagarajan, Patrick B O Tan, Stephen Baker
The vast burden of cryptococcal meningitis occurs in immunosuppressed patients, driven by HIV, and is caused by Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii. We previously reported cryptococcal meningitis in Vietnam arising atypically in HIV uninfected, apparently immunocompetent patients, caused by a single amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) cluster of C. neoformans var. grubii (VNIγ). This variant was less common in HIV infected individuals; it remains unclear why this lineage is associated with apparently immunocompetent patients...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610761/comparative-proteomic-analysis-provides-insight-into-the-biological-role-of-protein-phosphatase-inhibitor-2-from-arabidopsis
#11
Nagib Ahsan, Mingjie Chen, Fernanda Salvato, Rashaun S Wilson, R Shyama Prasad Rao, Jay J Thelen
Protein phosphatase inhibitor-2 (PPI-2) is a conserved eukaryotic effector protein that inhibits type one protein phosphatases (TOPP). A transfer-DNA knockdown of AtPPI-2 resulted in stunted growth in both vegetative and reproductive phases of Arabidopsis development. At the cellular level, AtPPI-2 knockdown had 35 to 40% smaller cells in developing roots and leaves. This developmental phenotype was rescued by transgenic expression of the AtPPI-2 cDNA behind a constitutive promoter. Comparative proteomics of developing leaves of wild type (WT) and AtPPI-2 mutant revealed reduced levels of proteins associated with chloroplast development, ribosome biogenesis, transport, and cell cycle regulation processes...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602976/sting-signaling-in-tumorigenesis-and-cancer-therapy-a-friend-or-foe
#12
Liangmei He, Xiaomei Xiao, Xi Yang, Zixiang Zhang, Longhuo Wu, Zhiping Liu
Stimulator of interferon genes (STING) is a DNA sensor and an important cytoplasmic adaptor for other DNA sensors, such as Z-DNA binding protein 1 (DAI), DEAD-box helicase 41 (DDX41), and interferon-γ-inducible protein 16 (IFI16). The activation of STING signaling leads to the production of type I interferons and some other pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are critical for host defense against viral infection. Recent accumulating evidences suggest that STING is also involved in tumor development. However, the role of STING signaling in tumorigenesis is complicated, and a comprehensive review is still lacking...
June 7, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596782/chloroplast-or-mitochondria-targeted-dead-box-rna-helicases-play-essential-roles-in-organellar-rna-metabolism-and-abiotic-stress-responses
#13
REVIEW
Ghazala Nawaz, Hunseung Kang
The yields and productivity of crops are greatly diminished by various abiotic stresses, including drought, cold, heat, and high salinity. Chloroplasts and mitochondria are cellular organelles that can sense diverse environmental stimuli and alter gene expression to cope with adverse environmental stresses. Organellar gene expression is mainly regulated at posttranscriptional levels, including RNA processing, intron splicing, RNA editing, RNA turnover, and translational control, during which a variety of nucleus-encoded RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are targeted to chloroplasts or mitochondria where they play essential roles in organellar RNA metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559293/a-conserved-metal-binding-motif-in-the-bacillus-subtilis-competence-protein-comfa-enhances-transformation
#14
Scott S Chilton, Tanya G Falbel, Susan Hromada, Briana M Burton
Genetic competence is a process in which cells are able to take up DNA from their environment, resulting in horizontal gene transfer, a major mechanism for generating diversity in bacteria. Many bacteria carry homologs of the central DNA uptake machinery that has been well characterized in Bacillus subtilis It has been postulated that the B. subtilis competence helicase ComFA belongs to the DEAD-box family of helicases/translocases. Here, we make a series of mutants to analyze conserved amino acid motifs in several regions of B...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559278/the-p90-ribosomal-s6-kinase-ubr5-pathway-controls-toll-like-receptor-signaling-via-mirna-induced-translational-inhibition-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-receptor-associated-factor-3
#15
Jin Hwa Cho, Sung Ah Kim, Yeon-Soo Seo, Sung Goo Park, Byoung Chul Park, Jeong-Hoon Kim, Sunhong Kim
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNAs that post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression. For example, miRNAs repress gene expression by recruiting the miRNA-induced silencing complex (miRISC), a ribonucleoprotein complex that contains miRNA-engaged Argonaute (Ago) and the scaffold protein GW182. Recently, ubiquitin-protein ligase E3 component N-recognin 5 (UBR5) has been identified as a component of miRISC. UBR5 directly interacts with GW182 proteins and participates in miRNA silencing by recruiting downstream effectors, such as the translation regulator DEAD-box helicase 6 (DDX6) and transducer of ERBB2,1/2,2 (Tob1/2), to the Ago-GW182 complex...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557706/downregulation-of-p68-rna-helicase-ddx5-activates-a-survival-pathway-involving-mtor-and-mdm2-signals
#16
M Kokolo, M Bach-Elias
The DEAD box p68 RNA helicase (DDX5) is required to manipulate RNA structures implicated in mRNA/rRNA processing and transcript export, and acts as a co-activator for a range of transcription factors. Previous research has indicated that p68 RNA helicase may also be important in tumour development. Wild-type HeLa and stable HeLa (clone 13) cell cultures containing RNAi-mediated depletion of p68 RNA helicase induced by doxycycline (DOX) were used to study how the p68 RNA helicase affects the mTOR cell signalling pathway...
2017: Folia Biologica (Praha)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550373/black-carp-vasa-identifies-embryonic-and-gonadal-germ-cells
#17
Ting Xue, Miao Yu, Qihua Pan, Yizhou Wang, Jian Fang, Lingyu Li, Yu Deng, Kai Chen, Qian Wang, Tiansheng Chen
Identification of molecular markers is an essential step in the study of germ cells. Vasa is an RNA helicase and a well-known germ cell marker that plays a crucial role in germ cell development. Here, we identified the Vasa homolog termed Mpvasa as the first germ cell marker in black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus). First, a 2819-bp full-length Mpvasa complementary DNA (cDNA) was cloned by PCR using degenerated primers of conserved sequences and gene-specific primers. The Mpvasa cDNA sequence encodes a 637-amino acid protein that contains eight conserved characteristic motifs of the DEAD box protein family, and shares high identity to grass carp (81%) and zebrafish (74%) vasa homologs...
May 26, 2017: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544931/role-for-rif1-interacting-partner-ddx1-in-blm-recruitment-to-dna-double-strand-breaks
#18
Lei Li, Ho-Yin Poon, Matthew R Hildebrandt, Elizabeth A Monckton, Devon R Germain, Richard P Fahlman, Roseline Godbout
Human Rap1-interacting factor 1 (RIF1) is an important player in the repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs). RIF1 acts downstream of 53BP1, with well-documented roles in class switch recombination in B-cells and inhibition of end resection initiation in BRCA1-defective cells. Here, we report that DEAD Box 1 (DDX1), a RNA helicase also implicated in DSB repair, interacts with RIF1, with co-localization of DDX1 and RIF1 observed throughout interphase. Recruitment of DDX1 to DSBs is dependent on RIF1, with RIF1 depletion abolishing DDX1-mediated facilitation of homologous recombination at DSBs...
May 13, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542210/drosophila-dna-polymerase-theta-utilizes-both-helicase-like-and-polymerase-domains-during-microhomology-mediated-end-joining-and-interstrand-crosslink-repair
#19
Kelly Beagan, Robin L Armstrong, Alice Witsell, Upasana Roy, Nikolai Renedo, Amy E Baker, Orlando D Schärer, Mitch McVey
Double strand breaks (DSBs) and interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) are toxic DNA lesions that can be repaired through multiple pathways, some of which involve shared proteins. One of these proteins, DNA Polymerase θ (Pol θ), coordinates a mutagenic DSB repair pathway named microhomology-mediated end joining (MMEJ) and is also a critical component for bypass or repair of ICLs in several organisms. Pol θ contains both polymerase and helicase-like domains that are tethered by an unstructured central region. While the role of the polymerase domain in promoting MMEJ has been studied extensively both in vitro and in vivo, a function for the helicase-like domain, which possesses DNA-dependent ATPase activity, remains unclear...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536148/the-lotus-domain-is-a-conserved-dead-box-rna-helicase-regulator-essential-for-the-recruitment-of-vasa-to-the-germ-plasm-and-nuage
#20
Mandy Jeske, Christoph W Müller, Anne Ephrussi
DEAD-box RNA helicases play important roles in a wide range of metabolic processes. Regulatory proteins can stimulate or block the activity of DEAD-box helicases. Here, we show that LOTUS (Limkain, Oskar, and Tudor containing proteins 5 and 7) domains present in the germline proteins Oskar, TDRD5 (Tudor domain-containing 5), and TDRD7 bind and stimulate the germline-specific DEAD-box RNA helicase Vasa. Our crystal structure of the LOTUS domain of Oskar in complex with the C-terminal RecA-like domain of Vasa reveals that the LOTUS domain occupies a surface on a DEAD-box helicase not implicated previously in the regulation of the enzyme's activity...
May 1, 2017: Genes & Development
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