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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/28446302/-telomere-length-expression-of-mre11-and-ku80-in-patients-with-aplastic-anemia-and-their-correlation-with-pathogenesis
#2
Yan Wang, Rui-Rong Xu, Ying-Jun DU, Jing-Yi Wang, Kui Liu, Wei Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expression levels of MRE11 and Ku80 mRNA, and telomere length in bone marrow mononuclear cells of aplastic anemia(AA) patients, and to explore their correlation with pathogenesis of aplastic anemia. METHODS: Bone marrow mononuclear cells were collected from 40 cases of AA and 20 normal controls for detecting mRNA expression of MRE11 and Ku80 and telomere length by using real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), then MRE11, Ku80 and telomere length were analyzed for their correlation...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431397/sensitization-of-tamoxifen-resistant-breast-cancer-cells-by-z-ligustilide-through-inhibiting-autophagy-and-accumulating-dna-damages
#3
Hongyi Qi, Zhuyun Jiang, Chengqiang Wang, Yi Yang, Li Li, Hui He, Zanyang Yu
Autophagy plays a pro-survival role in the tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cells. Herein we found that autophagy was concomitantly induced in tamoxifen-resistant MCF-7 (MCF-7TR5) cells through the dissociation of Bcl-2 from Beclin 1 and subsequent enhancement of interaction among the ATG14-Beclin1-PI3KC3 complex. Moreover, higher level of DNA damage was observed in MCF-7TR5 cells with the decreased BRCA1 and RAD51 level and the increased Ku80 level. Interestingly, Nur77 was selectively degraded by autophagy, which causes the release of Ku80 from the Nur77-Ku80 complex, resulting in the increase of the DNA binding of Ku80 and DNA-PKcs...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415827/camptothecin-resistance-is-determined-by-the-regulation-of-topoisomerase-i-degradation-mediated-by-ubiquitin-proteasome-pathway
#4
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/28399858/ku80-correlates-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-resistance-in-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-but-reduces-cisplatin-pemetrexed-induced-apoptosis-in-a549-cells
#5
Bin Shang, Yang Jia, Gang Chen, Zhou Wang
BACKGROUND: Ku80 is a DNA repair protein which involves in cell apoptosis and chemoresistance. However, it is unclear whether Ku80 correlates with the efficiency of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in human lung adenocarcinoma, and modulates cisplatin/pemetrexed-induced lung cancer cell apoptosis in vitro. METHODS: We recruited 110 patients with stage IIIA lung adenocarcinoma, who received 2 cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and their lungs were reevaluated by CT scan...
April 11, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329681/sirt6-promotes-dna-end-joining-in-ipscs-derived-from-old-mice
#6
Wen Chen, Nana Liu, Hongxia Zhang, Haiping Zhang, Jing Qiao, Wenwen Jia, Songcheng Zhu, Zhiyong Mao, Jiuhong Kang
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have great potential for treating age-related diseases, but the genome integrity of iPSCs is critically important. Here, we demonstrate that non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), rather than homologous recombination (HR), is less efficient in iPSCs from old mice than young mice. We further find that Sirt6 is downregulated in iPSCs from old mice. Sirt6 directly binds to Ku80 and facilitates the Ku80/DNA-PKcs interaction, thus promoting DNA-PKcs phosphorylation at residue S2056, leading to efficient NHEJ...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289912/production-of-%C3%AE-carotene-by-expressing-a-heterologous-multifunctional-carotene-synthase-in-yarrowia-lipolytica
#7
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/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/28193772/the-dna-pkcs-structure-suggests-dsb-repair-is-allosterically-regulated
#9
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The structure of DNA-PKcs in complex with KU80 suggests KU80 promotes allosteric activation of DNA-PKcs.
February 13, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166612/acute-exercise-activates-p38-mapk-and-increases-the-expression-of-telomere-protective-genes-in-cardiac-muscle
#10
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
#11
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/28155885/regulation-of-pairing-between-broken-dna-containing-chromatin-regions-by-ku80-dna-pkcs-atm-and-53bp1
#12
Motohiro Yamauchi, Atsushi Shibata, Keiji Suzuki, Masatoshi Suzuki, Atsuko Niimi, Hisayoshi Kondo, Miwa Miura, Miyako Hirakawa, Keiko Tsujita, Shunichi Yamashita, Naoki Matsuda
Chromosome rearrangement is clinically and physiologically important because it can produce oncogenic fusion genes. Chromosome rearrangement requires DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) at two genomic locations and misrejoining between the DSBs. Before DSB misrejoining, two DSB-containing chromatin regions move and pair with each other; however, the molecular mechanism underlying this process is largely unknown. We performed a spatiotemporal analysis of ionizing radiation-induced foci of p53-binding protein 1 (53BP1), a marker for DSB-containing chromatin...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154079/dna-pkcs-structure-suggests-an-allosteric-mechanism-modulating-dna-double-strand-break-repair
#13
Bancinyane L Sibanda, Dimitri Y Chirgadze, David B Ascher, Tom L Blundell
DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) is a central component of nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ), repairing DNA double-strand breaks that would otherwise lead to apoptosis or cancer. We have solved its structure in complex with the C-terminal peptide of Ku80 at 4.3 angstrom resolution using x-ray crystallography. We show that the 4128-amino acid structure comprises three large structural units: the N-terminal unit, the Circular Cradle, and the Head. Conformational differences between the two molecules in the asymmetric unit are correlated with changes in accessibility of the kinase active site, which are consistent with an allosteric mechanism to bring about kinase activation...
February 3, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133776/non-homologous-end-joining-common-interaction-sites-and-exchange-of-multiple-factors-in-the-dna-repair-process
#14
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/28123543/increased-chemosensitivity-and-radiosensitivity-of-human-breast-cancer-cell-lines-treated-with-novel-functionalized-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#15
Yijun Jia, Ziyi Weng, Chuanying Wang, Mingjie Zhu, Yunshu Lu, Longlong Ding, Yongkun Wang, Xianhua Cheng, Qing Lin, Kejin Wu
Hypoxia is a major cause of treatment resistance in breast cancer. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) exhibit unique properties that make them promising candidates for breast cancer treatment. In the present study, a new functionalized single-walled carbon nanotube carrying oxygen was synthesized; it was determined whether this material could increase chemosensitivity and radiosensitivity of human breast cancer cell lines, and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. MDA-MB-231 cells growing in folic acid (FA) free medium, MDA-MB-231 cells growing in medium containing FA and ZR-75-1 cells were treated with chemotherapy drugs or radiotherapy with or without tombarthite-modified-FA-chitosan (R-O2-FA-CHI)-SWCNTs under hypoxic conditions, and the cell viability was determined by water-soluble tetrazolium salts-1 assay...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070830/mesenchymal-subtype-of-glioblastomas-with-high-dna-pkcs-expression-is-associated-with-better-response-to-radiotherapy-and-temozolomide
#16
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
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002485/a-combinatory-antibody-antigen-microarray-assay-for-high-content-screening-of-single-chain-fragment-variable-clones-from-recombinant-libraries
#18
Nina Persson, Bo Jansson, Nicolai Stuhr-Hansen, András Kovács, Charlotte Welinder, Lena Danielsson, Ola Blixt
We have developed a combinatory antibody-antigen microarray for direct screening of multiple single-chain fragment variable (scFv) clones with no need for pre-purification or enrichment before screening. The straightforward workflow allows for early selection of binders to predefined peptide and glycopeptide targets. A capture antibody is contact printed on microarray slides, side by side with the antigens of interest. A large number of scFv clones, in supernatants, are printed on top of the capture antibody and the antigen in a "spot-on-spot" print...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978864/-role-of-autophagy-in-the-radiosensitivity-of-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells
#19
Liyao Xu, Yong Wang, Qin Liu, Hui Luo, Xiaojun Zhong, Yong Li
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy is an important treatment for lung cancer. The poor prognosis of lung cancer is largely caused by the high recurrence rate and metastasis of the tumor. Autophagy, which can be induced by radiotherapy, might be associated with DNA repair. The aim of this study is to investigate whether activating autophagy using rapamycin can enhance the radiosensitivity of lung cancer cells and clarify the association of autophagy with DNA repair. METHODS: The human adenocarcinoma A549 cell line was selected as the experimental subject...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915381/regulation-of-non-homologous-end-joining-via-post-translational-modifications-of-components-of-the-ligation-step
#20
REVIEW
Kristína Durdíková, Miroslav Chovanec
DNA double-strand breaks are the most serious type of DNA damage and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is an important pathway for their repair. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, three complexes mediate the canonical NHEJ pathway, Ku (Ku70/Ku80), MRX (Mre11/Rad50/Xrs2) and DNA ligase IV (Dnl4/Lif1). Mammalian NHEJ is more complex, primarily as a consequence of the fact that more factors are involved in the process, and also because higher chromatin organization and more complex regulatory networks exist in mammals...
December 3, 2016: Current Genetics
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