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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653724/probing-functional-roles-of-wilson-disease-protein-atp7b-copper-binding-domains-in-yeast
#1
Kumaravel Ponnandai Shanmugavel, Dina Petranovic, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede
After Ctr1-mediated uptake into human cells, copper (Cu) ions are transported by the cytoplasmic Cu chaperone Atox1 to the Wilson disease protein (ATP7B) in the Golgi network. Cu transfer occurs via direct protein-protein interactions and leads to incorporation of Cu into Cu-dependent enzymes. ATP7B is a large multi-domain membrane-spanning protein which, in contrast to homologs, has six cytoplasmic metal-binding domains (MBDs). The reason for multiple MBDs is proposed to be indirect modulation of activity but mechanistic studies of full-length ATP7B are limited...
June 27, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653649/functional-and-structural-characterisation-of-5-missense-mutations-of-the-phenylalanine-hydroxylase
#2
Martina Pecimonova, Emil Polak, Frantisek Csicsay, Kamila Reblova, Maja Stojiljkovic, Zdenko Levarski, Ludovit Skultety, Ludevit Kadasi, Andrea Soltysova
Phenylketonuria (PKU) and hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) are a group of genetic disorders predominantly caused by mutations in the phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) gene. To date, more than 950 variants have been identified, however the pathogenic mechanism of many variants remains unknown. In this study, in silico prediction and in vitro prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression systems were used to functionally characterize five PAH missense variants (p.F233I, p.R270I, p.F331S, p.S350Y, and p.L358F) previously identified in Slovak and Czech patients...
June 27, 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653109/the-life-of-psi
#3
REVIEW
Brian Cox, Mick Tuite
The AAA+ disaggregase Hsp104 is essential for the maintenance and inheritance of nearly all known prions of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Uniquely for [PSI (+)], the prion form of the Sup35 protein, there seem to be two activities, involving differing co-chaperones, by which Hsp104 affects the inheritance of [PSI (+)], the prion form of the Sup35 protein. Each pathway is also involved in protection against ageing, one through disaggregation of damaged proteins and the other through their retention in the mother cell during budding...
June 26, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652811/structure-based-virtual-screening-and-molecular-docking-for-the-identification-of-potential-multi-targeted-inhibitors-against-breast-cancer
#4
Zeeshan Yousuf, Kanzal Iman, Nauman Iftikhar, Muhammad Usman Mirza
Breast cancer is characterized by an uncontrolled growth of cells in breast tissue. Genes that foster cell growth in breast cells are overexpressed, giving rise to breast tumors. The identification of effective inhibitors represents a rational chemopreventive strategy. The current in silico study provides a pharmacoinformatic approach for the identification of active compounds against a co-chaperone HSP90 and the human epidermal growth factor receptors EGFR and HER2/neu receptor. The elevated levels of expression of these target proteins have been documented in breast cancer...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652151/a-change-in-the-pathway-of-dithiothreitol-induced-aggregation-of-bovine-serum-albumin-in-the-presence-of-polyamines-and-arginine
#5
Dmitriy A Kara, Vera A Borzova, Kira A Markossian, Sergey Yu Kleymenov, Boris I Kurganov
When studying the anti-aggregation activity of chemical chaperones, a kinetic regime of the aggregation process for selected test systems should be established. To elucidate the mechanism of suppression of protein aggregation by polyamines (putrescine, spermidine) and arginine, we used a test system based on dithiothreitol (DTT)-induced aggregation of bovine serum albumin (BSA) at 45°C (0.1M Na-phosphate buffer, pH 7.0; [DTT]=2mM). The rate-limiting stage of DTT-induced aggregation of BSA under the studied conditions is that of unfolding of the protein molecule...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651008/production-and-purification-of-human-hsp90%C3%AE-in-escherichia-coli
#6
Martina Radli, Dmitry B Veprintsev, Stefan G D Rüdiger
The molecular chaperone Hsp90 is an essential member of the cellular proteostasis system. It plays an important role in the stabilisation and activation of a large number of client proteins and is involved in fatal disease processes, e.g. Alzheimer disease, cancer and cystic fibrosis. This makes Hsp90 a crucial protein to study. Mechanistic studies require large amounts of protein but the production and purification of recombinant human Hsp90 in Escherichia coli is challenging and laborious. Here we identified conditions that influence Hsp90 production, and optimised a fast and efficient purification protocol...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650975/defective-glucocorticoid-receptor-signaling-and-keratinocyte-autonomous-defects-contribute-to-skin-phenotype-of-mouse-embryos-lacking-the-hsp90-co-chaperone-p23
#7
Marta Madon-Simon, Iwona Grad, Pilar Bayo, Paloma Pérez, Didier Picard
p23 is a small acidic protein with intrinsic molecular chaperone activity. It is best known as a co-chaperone of the major cytosolic molecular chaperone Hsp90. p23 binds the N-terminus of Hsp90 and stabilizes the ATP-bound and N-terminally closed Hsp90 dimer. It is in this configuration that many Hsp90 clients are most stably bound. Considering the important role of p23 in the Hsp90 cycle, it came as a surprise that it is not absolutely essential for viability in the budding yeast or for mouse development. Mice without p23 develop quite normally until birth and then all die perinatally because of immature lungs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650260/group-4-late-embryogenesis-abundant-proteins-as-a-model-to-study-intrinsically-disordered-proteins-in-plants
#8
Cesar L Cuevas-Velazquez, Jose Luis Reyes, Alejandra A Covarrubias
Late Embryogenesis Abundant (LEA) proteins comprise a heterogeneous group of proteins that accumulate to high levels in the dry seed and in vegetative plant tissues under water deficit. We recently reported that group 4 LEA proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana, regardless of their structural disorder prevalent in aqueous solution, are able to fold into α-helix when subjected to water deficit and/or macromolecular crowding environments. Interestingly, the ability to gain structure under water limiting conditions is circumscribed to the N-terminal conserved region...
June 26, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650145/the-dead-box-protein-cyt-19-uses-arginine-residues-in-its-c-tail-to-tether-rna-substrates
#9
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 eleven arginines reduced RNA unwinding activity (kcat/KM) equivalently to removing the C-tail, suggesting that a minimum or 'threshold' number of arginines is required...
June 26, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649408/ser-thr-protein-kinase-prkc-mediated-regulation-of-groel-is-critical-for-biofilm-formation-in-bacillus-anthracis
#10
Gunjan Arora, Andaleeb Sajid, Richa Virmani, Anshika Singhal, C M Santosh Kumar, Neha Dhasmana, Tanya Khanna, Abhijit Maji, Richa Misra, Virginie Molle, Dörte Becher, Ulf Gerth, Shekhar C Mande, Yogendra Singh
PrkC is a conserved Ser/Thr protein kinase encoded in Bacillus anthracis genome. PrkC is shown to be important for B. anthracis pathogenesis, but little is known about its other functions and phosphorylated substrates. Systemic analyses indicate the compelling role of PrkC in phosphorylating multiple substrates, including the essential chaperone GroEL. Through mass spectrometry, we identified that PrkC phosphorylates GroEL on six threonine residues that are distributed in three canonical regions. Phosphorylation facilitates the oligomerization of GroEL to the physiologically active tetradecameric state and increases its affinity toward the co-chaperone GroES...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649264/genome-wide-analysis-of-the-pvhsp20-family-in-switchgrass-motif-genomic-organization-and-identification-of-stress-or-developmental-related-hsp20s
#11
Haidong Yan, Ailing Zhang, Jing Chen, Xiaoyan He, Bin Xu, Guanqi Xie, Zhiming Miao, Xinquan Zhang, Linkai Huang
Hsp20 proteins exist in all plant species and represent the most abundant small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) in plants. Hsp20s were known as chaperones maintaining cellular homeostasis during heat or other kinds of abiotic stresses. The objective of this study was to understand the phylogenetic relationship, genomic organization, diversification of motif modules, genome localization, expression profiles, and interaction networks of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Hsp20s (PvHsp20s). A total of 63 PvHsp20s were identified with their consensus as well as unique ACD motifs and gene structures analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648612/a-spring-loaded-mechanism-governs-the-clamp-like-dynamics-of-the-skp-chaperone
#12
Daniel A Holdbrook, Björn M Burmann, Roland G Huber, Maxim V Petoukhov, Dmitri I Svergun, Sebastian Hiller, Peter J Bond
The trimeric periplasmic holdase chaperone Skp binds and stabilizes unfolded outer membrane proteins (OMPs) as part of bacterial OMP biogenesis. Skp binds client proteins in its central cavity, thereby reducing its backbone dynamics, but the molecular mechanisms that govern Skp dynamics and adaptation to differently sized clients remains unknown. Here, we employ a combination of microsecond timescale molecular dynamics simulation, small-angle X-ray scattering, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to reveal that Skp is remarkably flexible, and features a molecular spring-loaded mechanism in its "tentacle" arms that enables switching between two distinct conformations on sub-millisecond timescales...
June 10, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648606/the-structure-of-the-r2tp-complex-defines-a-platform-for-recruiting-diverse-client-proteins-to-the-hsp90-molecular-chaperone-system
#13
Angel Rivera-Calzada, Mohinder Pal, Hugo Muñoz-Hernández, Juan R Luque-Ortega, David Gil-Carton, Gianluca Degliesposti, J Mark Skehel, Chrisostomos Prodromou, Laurence H Pearl, Oscar Llorca
The R2TP complex, comprising the Rvb1p-Rvb2p AAA-ATPases, Tah1p, and Pih1p in yeast, is a specialized Hsp90 co-chaperone required for the assembly and maturation of multi-subunit complexes. These include the small nucleolar ribonucleoproteins, RNA polymerase II, and complexes containing phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-like kinases. The structure and stoichiometry of yeast R2TP and how it couples to Hsp90 are currently unknown. Here, we determine the 3D organization of yeast R2TP using sedimentation velocity analysis and cryo-electron microscopy...
June 6, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646136/recurrent-background-mutations-in-whi2-impair-proteostasis-and-degradation-of-misfolded-cytosolic-proteins-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#14
Sophie A Comyn, Stéphane Flibotte, Thibault Mayor
Proteostasis promotes viability at both the cellular and organism levels by maintaining a functional proteome. This requires an intricate protein quality control (PQC) network that mediates protein folding by molecular chaperones and removes terminally misfolded proteins via the ubiquitin proteasome system and autophagy. How changes within the PQC network can perturb proteostasis and shift the balance between protein folding and proteolysis remain poorly understood. However, given that proteostasis is altered in a number of conditions such as cancer and ageing, it is critical that we identify the factors that mediate PQC and understand the interplay between members of the proteostatic network...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646128/%C3%AE-copi-mediates-the-retention-of-kae1-g701d-protein-in-golgi-apparatus-a-mechanistic-explanation-of-drta-associated-g701d-mutation
#15
Natapol Duangtum, Mutita Junking, Suratchanee Phadngam, Nunghathai Sawasdee, Andrea Castiglioni, Komgrid Charngkaew, Thawornchai Limjindaporn, Ciro Isidoro, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus
Mutations of solute carrier family 4 member 1 ( SLC4A1 ) gene encoding kidney anion (chloride/bicarbonate ion) exchanger 1 (kAE1) can cause genetic distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA). Different SLC4A1 mutations give rise to mutant kAE1 proteins with distinct defects in protein trafficking. The mutant kAE1 protein may be retained in endoplasmic reticulum (ER), Golgi apparatus, or mis-targeted to the apical membrane, failing to display its function at the baso-lateral membrane. The ER-retained mutant kAE1 interacts with calnexin chaperone protein; disruption of this interaction permits the mutant kAE1 to reach the cell surface and display anion exchange activity...
June 23, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645931/a-potential-role-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-post-transplant-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Sandra Bodeau, Chloé Sauzay, Olivier Pluquet, Gabriel Choukroun, Antoine Galmiche
Cancer is one of the major causes of mortality in organ transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive regimen based on Cyclosporin A (CsA). Organ transplantation and chronic immunosuppression are typically associated with skin cancers (both squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma) and renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Recent studies have shown that in addition to its immunosuppressive effects, accounted for by the inhibition of calcineurin and the modulation of the transcriptional programme of lymphocytes, CsA also directly stimulates the growth and aggressive behaviour of various cancer cells...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645531/new-protein-structures-provide-an-updated-understanding-of-phenylketonuria
#17
REVIEW
Eileen K Jaffe
Phenylketonuria (PKU) and less severe hyperphenylalaninemia (HPA) constitute the most common inborn error of amino acid metabolism, and is most often caused by defects in phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH) function resulting in accumulation of Phe to neurotoxic levels. Despite the success of dietary intervention in preventing permanent neurological damage, individuals living with PKU clamor for additional non-dietary therapies. The bulk of disease-associated mutations are PAH missense variants, which occur throughout the entire 452 amino acid human PAH protein...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645352/r%C3%A3-sistances-aux-hormones-st%C3%A3-ro%C3%A3-des-physiologie-et-pathologie-pathophysiology-of-steroid-resistance-syndrome
#18
N Ramos, M Lombès
Steroid resistance syndrome (mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, estrogens, androgens) is a rare clinical disorder, androgen insensitivity syndrome being the most commonly described. Resistance syndromes are characterized by elevated steroid hormone levels, secondary to an impaired signal transduction and a lack of negative feedback, without any specific clinical signs of steroid excess. In most cases, steroid hormone resistance is generally caused by steroid receptor mutations. Several nonsense and missense mutations or deletions have already been described for all steroid receptors, except for the progesterone receptor...
October 2016: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644439/activation-of-cell-surface-grp78-decreases-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-neuronal-death
#19
Morgane Louessard, Isabelle Bardou, Eloïse Lemarchand, Audrey M Thiebaut, Jérôme Parcq, Jérôme Leprince, Anne Terrisse, Valérie Carraro, Pierre Fafournoux, Alain Bruhat, Cyrille Orset, Denis Vivien, Carine Ali, Benoit D Roussel
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) -related stress conserved pathway that aims to protect cells from being overwhelmed. However, when prolonged, UPR activation converts to a death signal, which relies on its PERK-eIF2α branch. Overactivation of the UPR has been implicated in many neurological diseases, including cerebral ischaemia. Here, by using an in vivo thromboembolic model of stroke on transgenic ER stress-reporter mice and neuronal in vitro models of ischaemia, we demonstrate that ischaemic stress leads to the deleterious activation of the PERK branch of the UPR...
June 23, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643372/fine-tuning-perk-signaling-for-neuroprotection
#20
REVIEW
Mark Halliday, Daniel Hughes, Giovanna Mallucci
Protein translation and folding are tightly controlled processes in all cells, by proteostasis, an important component of which is the unfolded protein response (UPR). During periods of endoplasmic reticulum stress due to protein misfolding, the UPR activates a coordinated response in which the PERK branch activation restricts translation, while a variety of genes involved with protein folding, degradation, chaperone expression and stress responses are induced through signaling of the other branches. Chronic overactivation of the UPR, particularly the PERK branch is observed in the brains of patients in a number of protein misfolding neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's diseases and the taopathies...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
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