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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770864/agrobacterium-mediated-transformation-of-yeast-and-fungi
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Paul J J Hooykaas, G Paul H van Heusden, Xiaolei Niu, M Reza Roushan, Jalal Soltani, Xiaorong Zhang, Bert J van der Zaal
Two decades ago, it was discovered that the well-known plant vector Agrobacterium tumefaciens can also transform yeasts and fungi when these microorganisms are co-cultivated on a solid substrate in the presence of a phenolic inducer such as acetosyringone. It is important that the medium has a low pH (5-6) and that the temperature is kept at room temperature (20-25 °C) during co-cultivation. Nowadays, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation (AMT) is the method of choice for the transformation of many fungal species; as the method is simple, the transformation efficiencies are much higher than with other methods, and AMT leads to single-copy integration much more frequently than do other methods...
May 17, 2018: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769340/the-htlv-1-basic-leucine-zipper-factor-hbz-attenuates-repair-of-double-stranded-dna-breaks-via-non-homologous-end-joining-nhej
#2
A W Rushing, K Hoang, N Polakowski, I Lemasson
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is a fatal malignancy of CD4+ T-cells infected with human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-1). ATL cells often exhibit random gross chromosomal rearrangements that are associated with the induction and improper repair of double-stranded DNA breaks (DSBs). The viral oncoprotein Tax has been reported to impair DSB repair, but is not shown to be consistently expressed throughout all phases of infection. The viral oncoprotein HTLV-1 basic leucine zipper factor (HBZ) is consistently expressed prior to and throughout disease progression, but it is unclear whether it also influences DSB repair...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670369/inhibition-of-nipbl-enhances-the-chemosensitivity-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-via-the-dna-damage-response-and-autophagy-pathway
#3
Lei Zheng, Huanhuan Zhou, Liwei Guo, Xiaoling Xu, Shengjie Zhang, Weizhen Xu, Weimin Mao
Background: Previously, we reported that high expression of nipped-B-like protein (NIPBL) was strongly correlated with poor prognosis, tumor differentiation, and lymph node metastasis. Survival analysis indicated that NIPBL expression was a potential prognostic factor for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Moreover, loss of NIPBL decreased lung cancer cells proliferation, migration, invasion and promoted apoptosis as well as sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents. However, the deep mechanisms were not explored...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668735/mus-52-disruption-and-metabolic-regulation-in-neurospora-crassa-transcriptional-responses-to-extracellular-phosphate-availability
#4
Maíra P Martins, Eriston V Gomes, Pablo R Sanches, Wellington R Pedersoli, Nilce M Martinez-Rossi, Antonio Rossi
Advances in the understanding of molecular systems depend on specific tools like the disruption of genes to produce strains with the desired characteristics. The disruption of any mutagen sensitive (mus) genes in the model fungus Neurospora crassa, i.e. mus-51, mus-52, or mus-53, orthologous to the human genes KU70, KU80, and LIG4, respectively, provides efficient tools for gene targeting. Accordingly, we used RNA-sequencing and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction amplification techniques to evaluate the effects of mus-52 deletion in N...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655920/suppressing-ku70-ku80-expression-elevates-homology-directed-repair-efficiency-in-primary-fibroblasts
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Guoling Li, Dewu Liu, Xianwei Zhang, Rong Quan, Cuili Zhong, Jianxin Mo, Yaoqiang Huang, Haoqiang Wang, Xiaofang Ruan, Zheng Xu, Enqin Zheng, Ting Gu, Linjun Hong, Zicong Li, Zhenfang Wu, Huaqiang Yang
The main DNA repair pathways, nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) and homology-directed repair (HDR), are complementary to each other; hence, interruptions of the NHEJ pathway can favor HDR. Improving HDR efficiency in animal primary fibroblasts can facilitate the generation of gene knock-in animals with agricultural and biomedical values by somatic cell nuclear transfer. In this study, we used siRNA to suppress the expression of Ku70 and Ku80, which are the key factors in NHEJ pathway, to investigate the effect of Ku silencing on the HDR efficiency in pig fetal fibroblasts...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532618/clinical-values-of-ku80-upregulation-in-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Shuai Wang, Junjie Xi, Zongwu Lin, Jiatao Hao, Can Yao, Cheng Zhan, Wei Jiang, Yu Shi, Qun Wang
Ku80 is an important DNA repair protein. Here, this study sought to investigate clinical impacts of Ku80 expression for patients with superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Immunohistochemical analysis of Ku80 expression was carried out in normal esophageal mucosa, squamous epithelial dysplasia, carcinoma in situ, and superficial ESCC. Its relationships with clinicopathological features and survival of superficial ESCC patients were further clarified. Lentivirus-mediated RNA interference was used to silence Ku80 gene in ECA109 and KYSE150 cells...
April 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527968/linp1-facilitates-dna-damage-repair-through-non-homologous-end-joining-nhej-pathway-and-subsequently-decreases-the-sensitivity-of-cervical-cancer-cells-to-ionizing-radiation
#7
Xuanxuan Wang, Hai Liu, Liming Shi, Xiaoli Yu, Yanjun Gu, Xiaonan Sun
LncRNA in non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway 1 (LINP1) is an lncRNA which promotes therapeutic resistance in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, the expression and function of LINP1 in cervical cancer is not yet well-understood. In this study, we evaluated the expression levels of LINP1 in tumor tissues and cell lines of cervical cancer. We found that LINP1 associates with NHEJ proteins (Ku80 and DNA-PKcs). LINP1 translocates from cytosol to nucleus in response to irradiation. In addition, LINP1 knockdown significantly increases the levels of cleaved caspase3 and PARP, leading to enhanced cell apoptosis after ionizing radiation (IR)...
2018: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526801/bcl2-overexpressing-prostate-cancer-cells-rely-on-parp1-dependent-end-joining-and-are-sensitive-to-combined-parp-inhibitor-and-radiation-therapy
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Christoph Oing, Pierre Tennstedt, Ronald Simon, Jennifer Volquardsen, Kerstin Borgmann, Carsten Bokemeyer, Cordula Petersen, Ekkehard Dikomey, Kai Rothkamm, Wael Y Mansour
Here we report that BCL2 blocks DNA double strand break (DSB) repair via nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ), through sequestration of KU80 protein outside the nucleus. We find that this effect is associated with a repair switch to the error-prone PARP1-dependent end-joining (PARP1-EJ). We present in-vitro proof-of-concept for therapeutic targeting of this switch using PARP inhibitor to specifically enhance the radiosensitivity of BCL2-overexpressing cells. Given its erroneous behavior, PARP1-EJ might allow for the accumulation of genetic alterations and tumor progression...
June 1, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511621/robust-dna-repair-in-paxx-deficient-mammalian-cells
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Alisa Dewan, Mengtan Xing, Marie Benner Lundbæk, Raquel Gago-Fuentes, Carole Beck, Per Arne Aas, Nina-Beate Liabakk, Siri Sæterstad, Khac Thanh Phong Chau, Bodil Merete Kavli, Valentyn Oksenych
To ensure genome stability, mammalian cells employ several DNA repair pathways. Nonhomologous DNA end joining (NHEJ) is the DNA repair process that fixes double-strand breaks throughout the cell cycle. NHEJ is involved in the development of B and T lymphocytes through its function in V(D)J recombination and class switch recombination (CSR). NHEJ consists of several core and accessory factors, including Ku70, Ku80, XRCC4, DNA ligase 4, DNA-PKcs, Artemis, and XLF. Paralog of XRCC4 and XLF (PAXX) is the recently described accessory NHEJ factor that structurally resembles XRCC4 and XLF and interacts with Ku70/Ku80...
March 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511619/normal-development-of-mice-lacking-paxx-the-paralogue-of-xrcc4-and-xlf
#10
Raquel Gago-Fuentes, Mengtan Xing, Siri Sæterstad, Antonio Sarno, Alisa Dewan, Carole Beck, Stefano Bradamante, Magnar Bjørås, Valentyn Oksenych
DNA repair consists of several cellular pathways which recognize and repair damaged DNA. The classical nonhomologous DNA end-joining (NHEJ) pathway repairs double-strand breaks in DNA. It is required for maturation of both B and T lymphocytes by supporting V(D)J recombination as well as B-cell differentiation during class switch recombination (CSR). Inactivation of NHEJ factors Ku70, Ku80, XRCC4, DNA ligase 4, DNA-PKcs, and Artemis impairs V(D)J recombination and blocks lymphocyte development. Paralogue of XRCC4 and XLF (PAXX) is an accessory NHEJ factor that has a significant impact on the repair of DNA lesions induced by ionizing radiation in human, murine, and chicken cells...
March 2018: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438517/genome-editing-in-kluyveromyces-and-ogataea-yeasts-using-a-broad-host-range-cas9-grna-co-expression-plasmid
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Hannes Juergens, Javier A Varela, Arthur R Gorter de Vries, Thomas Perli, Veronica J M Gast, Nikola Y Gyurchev, Arun S Rajkumar, Robert Mans, Jack T Pronk, John P Morrissey, Jean-Marc G Daran
While CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing has transformed yeast research, current plasmids and cassettes for Cas9 and guide-RNA expression are species specific. CRISPR tools that function in multiple yeast species could contribute to the intensifying research on non-conventional yeasts. A plasmid carrying a pangenomic origin of replication and two constitutive expression cassettes for Cas9 and ribozyme-flanked gRNAs was constructed. Its functionality was tested by analyzing inactivation of the ADE2 gene in four yeast species...
May 1, 2018: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423093/combination-of-a-hypomethylating-agent-and-inhibitors-of-parp-and-hdac-traps-parp1-and-dnmt1-to-chromatin-acetylates-dna-repair-proteins-down-regulates-nurd-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-leukemia-and-lymphoma-cells
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Benigno C Valdez, Yang Li, David Murray, Yan Liu, Yago Nieto, Richard E Champlin, Borje S Andersson
Combination of drugs that target different aspects of aberrant cellular processes is an efficacious treatment for hematological malignancies. Hypomethylating agents (HMAs) and inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPis) and histone deacetylases (HDACis) are clinically active anti-tumor drugs. We hypothesized that their combination would be synergistically cytotoxic to leukemia and lymphoma cells. Exposure of AML and lymphoma cell lines to the combination of the PARPi niraparib (Npb), the HMA decitabine (DAC) and the HDACi romidepsin (Rom) or panobinostat (Pano) synergistically inhibited cell proliferation by up to 70% via activation of the ATM pathway, increased production of reactive oxygen species, decreased mitochondrial membrane potential, and activated apoptosis...
January 9, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375707/effect-of-ku80-on-the-radiosensitization-of-cisplatin-in-the-cervical-carcinoma-cell-line-hela
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Liang Zhuang, Fei Liu, Ping Peng, Huihua Xiong, Hong Qiu, Xiugen Fu, Zhiping Xiao, Xiaoyuan Huang
Cisplatin chemotherapy in combination with radiotherapy is the primary therapeutic strategy for the treatment of cervical cancer; however, the underlying molecular mechanism for cisplatin radiosensitization remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of Ku80, a DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair protein, on cisplatin radiosensitization in cervical cancer. The pre-established Ku80 suppression cervical cancer cell line HeLa/Ku80-siRNA and the normal HeLa cell line underwent 6 MV X-ray irradiation (6 Gy) individually or in combination with 5 µg/ml cisplatin treatment...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333119/phytotherapeutics-oridonin-and-ponicidin-show-additive-effects-combined-with-irradiation-in-pancreatic-cancer-in-vitro
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Jakob Liermann, Patrick Naumann, Franco Fortunato, Thomas E Schmid, Klaus-Josef Weber, Jürgen Debus, Stephanie E Combs
Background: Chemoradiation of locally advanced non-metastatic pancreatic cancer can lead to secondary operability by tumor mass reduction. Here, we analyzed radiomodulating effects of oridonin and ponicidin in pancreatic cancer in vitro . Both agents are ent-kaurane diterpenoids, extracted from Isodon rubescens , a plant that is well known in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cytotoxic effects have recently been shown in different tumor entities for both agents. Materials and methods: Pancreatic cancer cell lines AsPC-1, BxPC-3, Panc-1 and MIA PaCa-2 were pretreated with oridonin or ponicidin and irradiated with 2 Gy to 6 Gy...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328366/expression-of-dna-damage-response-proteins-in-gastric-cancer-comprehensive-protein-profiling-and-histological-analysis
#15
Hiroki Arai, Ryuichi Wada, Kousuke Ishino, Mitsuhiro Kudo, Eiji Uchida, Zenya Naito
Gastric cancer is the third major cause of cancer-related mortality in Japan. The aim of this study was to identify a factor implicated in the biology of gastric cancer by comprehensive protein profiling. Protein profiling was carried out by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens of 17 gastric cancer cases. Pathway analysis and orthogonal partial least square-discriminant analysis suggested the significant expression of ribonucleoproteins, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins, interleukin binding factor 2 (ILF2), KU70 and KU80, which are involved in DNA damage response (DDR)...
March 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240261/mitochondrial-dysfunction-rad51-and-ku80-proteolysis-promote-apoptotic-effects-of-dinaciclib-in-bcl-xl-silenced-cells
#16
Daniel R Premkumar, Esther P Jane, Swetha Thambireddy, Philip A Sutera, Jonathon M Cavaleri, Ian F Pollack
In the present study, we investigated the effect of CDK inhibitors (ribociclib, palbociclib, seliciclib, AZD5438, and dinaciclib) on malignant human glioma cells for cell viability, apoptosis, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial function using various assays. None of the CDK inhibitors induced cell death at a clinically relevant concentration. However, low nanomolar concentrations of dinaciclib showed higher cytotoxic activity against Bcl-xL silenced cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner. This effect was not seen with other CDK inhibitors...
April 2018: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228610/targeting-polo-like-kinase-1-in-smarcb1-deleted-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor
#17
Irina Alimova, Angela M Pierce, Peter Harris, Andrew Donson, Diane K Birks, Eric Prince, Ilango Balakrishnan, Nicholas K Foreman, Marcel Kool, Lindsey Hoffman, Sujatha Venkataraman, Rajeev Vibhakar
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) is an aggressive and malignant pediatric brain tumor. Polo-like kinase 1 ( PLK1 ) is highly expressed in many cancers and essential for mitosis. Overexpression of PLK1 promotes chromosome instability and aneuploidy by overriding the G2-M DNA damage and spindle checkpoints. Recent studies suggest that targeting PLK1 by small molecule inhibitors is a promising approach to tumor therapy. We investigated the effect of PLK1 inhibition in ATRT. Gene expression analysis showed that PLK1 was overexpressed in ATRT patient samples and tumor cell lines...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226073/cloning-of-canine-ku80-and-its-localization-and-accumulation-at-dna-damage-sites
#18
Manabu Koike, Yasutomo Yutoku, Aki Koike
Molecularly targeted therapies have high specificity and significant cancer-killing effect. However, their antitumor effect might be greatly diminished by variation in even a single amino acid in the target site, as it occurs, for example, as a consequence of SNPs. Increasing evidence suggests that the DNA repair protein Ku80 is an attractive target molecule for the development of next-generation radiosensitizers for human cancers. However, the localization, post-translational modifications (PTMs), and complex formation of Ku80 have not been elucidated in canines...
December 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179998/ell2-regulates-dna-non-homologous-end-joining-nhej-repair-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#19
Yachen Zang, Laura E Pascal, Yibin Zhou, Xiaonan Qiu, Leizhen Wei, Junkui Ai, Joel B Nelson, Mingming Zhong, Boxin Xue, Shaoxiong Wang, Dongrong Yang, Li Lan, Yuxi Shan, Zhou Wang
ELL2 is an androgen-responsive gene that is expressed by prostate epithelial cells and is frequently down-regulated in prostate cancer. Deletion of Ell2 in the murine prostate induced murine prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and ELL2 knockdown enhanced proliferation and migration in C4-2 prostate cancer cells. Here, knockdown of ELL2 sensitized prostate cancer cells to DNA damage and overexpression of ELL2 protected prostate cancer cells from DNA damage. Knockdown of ELL2 impaired non-homologous end joining repair but not homologous recombination repair...
February 28, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170499/dna-double-strand-break-repair-pathway-regulates-pd-l1-expression-in-cancer-cells
#20
Hiro Sato, Atsuko Niimi, Takaaki Yasuhara, Tiara Bunga Mayang Permata, Yoshihiko Hagiwara, Mayu Isono, Endang Nuryadi, Ryota Sekine, Takahiro Oike, Sangeeta Kakoti, Yuya Yoshimoto, Kathryn D Held, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Koji Kono, Kiyoshi Miyagawa, Takashi Nakano, Atsushi Shibata
Accumulating evidence suggests that exogenous cellular stress induces PD-L1 upregulation in cancer. A DNA double-strand break (DSB) is the most critical type of genotoxic stress, but the involvement of DSB repair in PD-L1 expression has not been investigated. Here we show that PD-L1 expression in cancer cells is upregulated in response to DSBs. This upregulation requires ATM/ATR/Chk1 kinases. Using an siRNA library targeting DSB repair genes, we discover that BRCA2 depletion enhances Chk1-dependent PD-L1 upregulation after X-rays or PARP inhibition...
November 24, 2017: Nature Communications
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