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"Ap-1 binding site"

Meherzad Kutky, Katalin A Hudak
HIV-1 transcription is primarily controlled by the virally encoded Tat protein and its interaction with the viral TAR RNA element. Specifically, binding of a Tat-containing complex to TAR recruits cellular factors that promote elongation of the host RNA polymerase engaging the viral DNA template. Disruption of this interaction halts viral RNA transcription. In this study, we investigated the effect of pokeweed antiviral protein (PAP), an RNA glycosidase (EC#: synthesized by the pokeweed plant ( Phytolacca americana ), on transcription of HIV-1 mRNA...
September 1, 2017: Biochemical Journal
Yicong Ye, Xinglin Yang, Bo Long, Haiyu Pang, Yicheng Zhu, Shuyang Zhang
BACKGROUND: In the present study we investigated the effects of genetic variations in the C-C motif chemokine ligand 17 (CCL17) gene on serum CCL17 levels and risk of coronary artery disease (CAD).Methods and Results:A case-control study was conducted to determine causal inferences amongCCL17single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), serum CCL17 levels, and risk of CAD. Luciferase assays, electrophoretic mobility shift assays (EMSA), and allele-specific quantitative chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays were used to assess the function of the SNPs...
August 8, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Eun Hye Lee, Seon Sook Kim, Su Ryeon Seo
Pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) is a thiol compound that elicits anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting NF-κB signaling. In this study, we report that regulator of calcineurin activity 1 (RCAN1) expression is induced by PDTC treatment and that increased RCAN1 expression is dependent on the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activation of p38 MAPK and JNK signaling. We also report that the ability of PDTC to induce RCAN1 is mediated by activator protein-1 (AP-1)-dependent gene transcription, and identified a functional AP-1 binding site in the RCAN1 promoter by producing mutations and conducting chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) analyses...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
T Nakatsuka, K Tateishi, Y Kudo, K Yamamoto, H Nakagawa, H Fujiwara, R Takahashi, K Miyabayashi, Y Asaoka, Y Tanaka, H Ijichi, Y Hirata, M Otsuka, M Kato, J Sakai, M Tachibana, H Aburatani, Y Shinkai, K Koike
Epigenetic gene regulation linked to oncogenic pathways is an important focus of cancer research. KDM3A, a histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) demethylase, is known to have a pro-tumorigenic function. Here, we showed that KDM3A contributes to liver tumor formation through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, which is often activated in hepatocellular carcinoma. Loss of Kdm3a attenuated tumor formation in Pik3ca transgenic (Tg) mouse livers. Transcriptome analysis of pre-cancerous liver tissues revealed that the expression of activator protein 1 (AP-1) target genes was induced by PI3K activation, but blunted upon Kdm3a ablation...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
Shibnath Ghatak, Roger R Markwald, Vincent C Hascall, William Dowling, Robyn Grayson Lottes, John E Baatz, Gyada Beeson, Craig C Beeson, Mark A Perrella, Victor J Thannickal, Suniti Misra
The appearance of myofibroblasts is generally thought to be the underlying cause of the fibrotic changes that underlie idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. However, the cellular/molecular mechanisms that account for the fibroblast-myofibroblast differentiation/activation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis remain poorly understood. We investigated the functional role of hyaluronan receptor CD44V6 (CD44 containing variable exon 6 (v6)) for differentiation of lung fibroblast to myofibroblast phenotype. Increased hyaluronan synthesis and CD44 expression have been detected in numerous fibrotic organs...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Gerald Thiel, Oliver G Rössler
Hypericum perforatum is one of the most prominent medical plants. Hyperforin, a main ingredient of H. perforatum, has been shown to activate transient receptor potential canonical C6 (TRPC6) channels. Alternatively, it has been proposed that hyperforin functions as a protonophore in a TRPC6-independent manner. Here, we show that hyperforin stimulation activates the transcription factor AP-1 in HEK293 cells expressing TRPC6 (T6.11 cells), but did not substantially change the AP-1 activity in HEK293 cells lacking TRPC6...
April 1, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
Y-H Liao, K-H Chiang, J-M Shieh, C-R Huang, C-J Shen, W-C Huang, B-K Chen
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is important for cancer cell proliferation, angiogenesis and metastasis in many types of cancer. However, the mechanisms involved in EGF-induced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) metastasis remain largely unknown. In this study, we reveal that angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4) plays an important role in the regulation of EGF-induced cancer metastasis. We showed that EGF-induced ANGPTL4 expression promoted anoikis resistance and cancer cell migration and invasion in HNSCC...
April 20, 2017: Oncogene
Ekaterina Dimitrova Bojilova, Christine Weyn, Marie-Hélène Antoine, Véronique Fontaine
Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) have been shown to render HPV-carrying cells susceptible to intrinsic and extrinsic apoptotic signals. As such, these epigenetic drugs have entered clinical trials in the effort to treat cervical cancer. Here, we studied the effect of common HDACi, with an emphasis on Trichostatin A (TSA), on the transcriptional activity of the HPV-16 Long Control Region (LCR) in order to better understand the impact of these agents in the context of the HPV life cycle and infection. HDACi strongly induced transcription of the firefly luciferase reporter gene under the control of the HPV-16 LCR in a variety of cell lines...
November 15, 2016: Oncotarget
Weilong Yao, You-Take Oh, Jiusheng Deng, Ping Yue, Liang Deng, Henry Huang, Wei Zhou, Shi-Yong Sun
Death receptor 4 (DR4) is a cell surface receptor for tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) and triggers apoptosis upon ligation with TRAIL or aggregation. MEK/ERK signaling is a well known and the best-studied effector pathway downstream of Ras and Raf. This study focuses on determining the impact of pharmacological MEK inhibition on DR4 expression and elucidating the underlying mechanism. We found that several MEK inhibitors including MEK162, AZD6244, and PD0325901 effectively decreased DR4 protein levels including cell surface DR4 in different cancer cell lines...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Jing Lu, Jia-Hui Guo, Xue-Liang Tu, Chao Zhang, Mei Zhao, Quan-Wu Zhang, Feng-Hou Gao
Recent research found that Tiron was an effective antioxidant that could act as the intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger or alleviate the acute toxic metal overload in vivo. In this study, we investigated the inhibitory effect of Tiron on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and MMP-3 expression in human dermal fibroblast cells. Western blot and ELISA analysis revealed that Tiron inhibited ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced protein expression of MMP-1 and MMP-3. Real-time quantitative PCR confirmed that Tiron could inhibit UVB-induced mRNA expression of MMP-1 and MMP-3...
2016: PloS One
Karmel A Allison, Eniko Sajti, Jana G Collier, David Gosselin, Ty Dale Troutman, Erica L Stone, Stephen M Hedrick, Christopher K Glass
Affinity and dose of T cell receptor (TCR) interaction with antigens govern the magnitude of CD4+ T cell responses, but questions remain regarding the quantitative translation of TCR engagement into downstream signals. We find that while the response of mouse CD4+ T cells to antigenic stimulation is bimodal, activated cells exhibit analog responses proportional to signal strength. Gene expression output reflects TCR signal strength, providing a signature of T cell activation. Expression changes rely on a pre-established enhancer landscape and quantitative acetylation at AP-1 binding sites...
July 4, 2016: ELife
Yuguang Liang, Junlan Zhu, Haishan Huang, Daimin Xiang, Yang Li, Dongyun Zhang, Jingxia Li, Yulei Wang, Honglei Jin, Guosong Jiang, Zeyuan Liu, Chuanshu Huang
Isorhapontigenin (ISO) is a new derivative of stilbene isolated from the Chinese herb Gnetum cleistostachyum. Our recent studies have revealed that ISO treatment at doses ranging from 20 to 80 μM triggers apoptosis in multiple human cancer cell lines. In the present study, we evaluated the potential effect of ISO on autophagy induction. We found that ISO treatment at sublethal doses induced autophagy effectively in human bladder cancer cells, which contributed to the inhibition of anchorage-independent growth of cancer cells...
August 2, 2016: Autophagy
Laure Blatti-Cardinaux, Leticia Sanjosé, Marie-Luise Zahno, Reto Zanoni, Ramses Reina, Giuseppe Bertoni
In spite of an eradication campaign that eliminated clinical cases of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus-induced arthritis in the Swiss goat population, seroconversions are still observed. In the affected flocks, viruses belonging mainly to the small ruminant lentivirus A4 subtype are regularly isolated. These viruses are considered attenuated, except in the mammary gland, where high viral loads and histopathological lesions have been observed. We previously characterized and sequenced such field isolates, detecting several potentially attenuating mutations in their LTR...
July 2016: Journal of General Virology
Mohamed Mahmoud M Abdel-Latif, Hiroyasu Inoue, Dermot Kelleher, John V Reynolds
AIMS: Gastroesophageal reflux disease is considered to be a major risk in the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma. Nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) plays important roles in the regulation of several genes coding for cytokines, cell proliferation, and apoptosis. To understand the role of bile and acid in the causation of esophageal cancer, we have examined the effects of bile acids and acid on NF-κB activation in the esophageal epithelial cells OE33 and SKGT-4 qualitatively and quantitatively...
January 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
Adam W Turner, Amy Martinuk, Anada Silva, Paulina Lau, Majid Nikpay, Per Eriksson, Lasse Folkersen, Ljubica Perisic, Ulf Hedin, Sebastien Soubeyrand, Ruth McPherson
OBJECTIVE: A recent genome-wide association study meta-analysis identified an intronic single nucleotide polymorphism in SMAD3, rs56062135C>T, the minor allele (T) which associates with protection from coronary artery disease. Relevant to atherosclerosis, SMAD3 is a key contributor to transforming growth factor-β pathway signaling. Here, we seek to identify ≥1 causal coronary artery disease-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms at the SMAD3 locus and characterize mechanisms whereby the risk allele(s) contribute to coronary artery disease risk...
May 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Steve J Morrissy, Haipeng Sun, Jack Zhang, Joshua Strom, Qin M Chen
Corticosterone (CT), progesterone (PG), and retinoic acid (RA) are capable of inhibiting Doxorubicin (Dox) from inducing apoptosis in rat cardiomyocytes. Mechanistically, CT, PG, and RA induce increases of Bcl-xL protein and mRNA, and activate a 3.2 kb bcl-x gene promoter. CT and RA, but not PG, induced the activity of a 0.9 kb bcl-x promoter, containing sequences for AP-1 and NF-kB binding. RA, but not CT or PG, induced NF-kB activation. CT, but not PG or RA, induced AP-1 activation, and induction of the 0...
June 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
Yahui Zhao, Aiping Luo, Sheng Li, Wei Zhang, Hongyan Chen, Yi Li, Fang Ding, Furong Huang, Zhihua Liu
ID1 (inhibitor of differentiation/DNA binding 1) acts an important role in metastasis, tumorigenesis, and maintenance of cell viability. It has been shown that the up-regulation of ID1 is correlated with poor prognosis and the resistance to chemotherapy of human cancers. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains elusive. Here, we determined for the first time that up-regulating ID1 upon etoposide activation was mediated through AP-1 binding sites within theID1promoter and confirmed that ID1 enhanced cell resistance to DNA damage-induced apoptosis in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cells...
March 25, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Maria Delcuratolo, Jasmin Fertey, Markus Schneider, Johanna Schuetz, Natalie Leiprecht, Benjamin Hudjetz, Stephan Brodbeck, Silke Corall, Marcel Dreer, Roxana Michaela Schwab, Martin Grimm, Shwu-Yuan Wu, Frank Stubenrauch, Cheng-Ming Chiang, Thomas Iftner
We investigated the mechanism of how the papillomavirus E2 transcription factor can activate promoters through activator protein (AP)1 binding sites. Using an unbiased approach with an inducible cell line expressing the viral transcription factor E2 and transcriptome analysis, we found that E2 induces the expression of the two AP1 components c-Fos and FosB in a Brd4-dependent manner. In vitro RNA interference confirmed that c-Fos is one of the AP1 members driving the expression of viral oncogenes E6/E7. Mutation analysis and in vivo RNA interference identified an essential role for c-Fos/AP1 and also for the bromodomain protein Brd4 for papillomavirus-induced tumorigenesis...
January 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Nallani Vijay Kumar, Jianbo Yang, Jitesh K Pillai, Swati Rawat, Carlos Solano, Abhay Kumar, Morten Grøtli, Timothy L Stemmler, Barry P Rosen, Markus J Tamás
The AP-1-like transcription factor Yap8 is critical for arsenic tolerance in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, the mechanism by which Yap8 senses the presence of arsenic and activates transcription of detoxification genes is unknown. Here we demonstrate that Yap8 directly binds to trivalent arsenite [As(III)] in vitro and in vivo and that approximately one As(III) molecule is bound per molecule of Yap8. As(III) is coordinated by three sulfur atoms in purified Yap8, and our genetic and biochemical data identify the cysteine residues that form the binding site as Cys132, Cys137, and Cys274...
March 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Markus J Harder, Markus Anliker, Britta Höchsmann, Thomas Simmet, Markus Huber-Lang, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Daniel Ricklin, John D Lambris, Paul N Barlow, Christoph Q Schmidt
The serum proteins factor H (FH), consisting of 20 complement control protein modules (CCPs), and its splice product FH-like protein 1 (FHL-1; consisting of CCPs 1-7) are major regulators of the alternative pathway (AP) of complement activation. The engineered version of FH, miniFH, contains only the N- and C-terminal portions of FH linked by an optimized peptide and shows ∼ 10-fold higher ex vivo potency. We explored the hypothesis that regulatory potency is enhanced by unmasking of a ligand-binding site in the C-terminal CCPs 19-20 that is cryptic in full-length native FH...
January 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
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