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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919712/extracts-from-two-ubiquitous-mediterranean-plants-ameliorate-cellular-and-animal-models-of-neurodegenerative-proteinopathies
#1
Michelle Briffa, Stephanie Ghio, Johanna Neuner, Alison J Gauci, Rebecca Cacciottolo, Christelle Marchal, Mario Caruana, Christophe Cullin, Neville Vassallo, Ruben J Cauchi
A signature feature of age-related neurodegenerative proteinopathies is the misfolding and aggregation of proteins, typically amyloid-β (Aβ) in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and α-synuclein (α-syn) in Parkinson's disease (PD), into soluble oligomeric structures that are highly neurotoxic. Cellular and animal models that faithfully replicate the hallmark features of these disorders are being increasing exploited to identify disease-modifying compounds. Natural compounds have been identified as a useful source of bioactive molecules with promising neuroprotective capabilities...
December 2, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910872/sag-rbx2-e3-ligase-complexes-with-ubch10-and-ube2s-e2s-to-ubiquitylate-%C3%AE-trcp1-via-k11-linkage-for-degradation
#2
Peng Kuang, Mingjia Tan, Weihua Zhou, Qiang Zhang, Yi Sun
SAG/RBX2 and RBX1 are two family members of RING components of Cullin-RING ligases (CRLs), required for their enzymatic activity. Previous studies showed that SAG prefers to bind with CUL5, as well as CUL1, whereas RBX1 binds exclusively to CULs1-4. Detailed biochemical difference between SAG and RBX1, and whether SAG mediates cross-talk between CRL5 and CRL1 are previously unknown. Here we report that the levels of SAG and β-TrCP1 are inversely correlated, and SAG-CUL5-βTrCP1 forms a complex under physiological condition...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906189/distinct-outcomes-of-crl-nedd8-pathway-inhibition-reveal-cancer-cell-plasticity
#3
Anastasia V Rulina, Frédérique Mittler, Patricia Obeid, Sophie Gerbaud, Laurent Guyon, Eric Sulpice, Frédérique Kermarrec, Nicole Assard, Monika E Dolega, Xavier Gidrol, Maxim Y Balakirev
Inhibition of protein degradation by blocking Cullin-RING E3 ligases (CRLs) is a new approach in cancer therapy though of unknown risk because CRL inhibition may stabilize both oncoproteins and tumor suppressors. Probing CRLs in prostate cancer cells revealed a remarkable plasticity of cells with TMPRSS2-ERG translocation. CRL suppression by chemical inhibition or knockdown of RING component RBX1 led to reversible G0/G1 cell cycle arrest that prevented cell apoptosis. Conversely, complete blocking of CRLs at a higher inhibitor dose-induced cytotoxicity that was amplified by knockdown of CRL regulator Cand1...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889610/cacul1-cac1-attenuates-p53-activity-through-pml-post-translational-modification
#4
Tomomi Fukuda, Yu Kigoshi-Tansho, Takao Naganuma, Akira Kazaana, Tomomi Okajima, Fuminori Tsuruta, Tomoki Chiba
Promyelocytic leukaemia (PML) is a tumor suppressor protein covalently conjugated with SUMO family proteins, leading to the formation of PML nuclear bodies (NBs). PML-NBs provide a platform for efficient posttranslational modification of targets and protein-protein interaction, contributing to the adjustment of gene expression and chromatin integrity. Although PML SUMOylation is thought to play important roles in diverse cellular functions, the control mechanisms of adequate modification levels have remained unsolved...
November 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882355/cullin-3-mutation-causes-arterial-stiffness-and-hypertension-through-a-vascular-smooth-muscle-mechanism
#5
Larry N Agbor, Stella-Rita C Ibeawuchi, Chunyan Hu, Jing Wu, Deborah R Davis, Henry L Keen, Frederick W Quelle, Curt D Sigmund
Cullin-3 (CUL3) mutations (CUL3Δ9) were previously identified in hypertensive patients with pseudohypoaldosteronism type-II (PHAII), but the mechanism causing hypertension and whether this is driven by renal tubular or extratubular mechanisms remains unknown. We report that selective expression of CUL3Δ9 in smooth muscle acts by interfering with expression and function of endogenous CUL3, resulting in impaired turnover of the CUL3 substrate RhoA, increased RhoA activity, and augmented RhoA/Rho kinase signaling...
November 17, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862526/systems-genetics-reveals-a-transcriptional-network-associated-with-susceptibility-in-the-maize-gray-leaf-spot-pathosystem
#6
Nanette Christie, Alexander A Myburg, Fourie Joubert, Shane L Murray, Maryke Carstens, Yao-Cheng Lin, Jacqueline Meyer, Bridget G Crampton, Shawn A Christensen, Jean F Ntuli, Sara S Wighard, Yves Van de Peer, Dave K Berger
We used a systems genetics approach to elucidate molecular mechanisms of maize responses to gray leaf spot (GLS) disease, caused by Cercospora zeina, a threat to maize production globally. Expression analysis of earleaf samples in a sub-tropical maize RIL population (CML444 X SC Malawi) subjected in field to C. zeina infection allowed detection of 20,206 expression QTLs (eQTL). Four trans-eQTL hotspots coincided with GLS disease QTLs mapped in the same field experiment. Co-expression network analysis identified three expression modules correlated with GLS disease scores...
November 12, 2016: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857967/temporal-regulation-of-autophagy-response-by-the-cullin-4-ambra1-cullin-5-axis
#7
Manuela Antonioli, Federica Albiero, Mauro Piacentini, Gian Maria Fimia
Autophagy controls cell homeostasis and provides a rapid response to a variety of stresses. Although many steps of the autophagy process have been elucidated, how they are temporally regulated is less well characterized. Recently, we reported that dynamic interaction of the pro-autophagic factor AMBRA1 with CULLIN E3 ubiquitin ligases ensures the timely onset and termination of the autophagy response.
2016: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854312/berberine-suppresses-cyclin-d1-expression-through-proteasomal-degradation-in-human-hepatoma-cells
#8
Ning Wang, Xuanbin Wang, Hor-Yue Tan, Sha Li, Chi Man Tsang, Sai-Wah Tsao, Yibin Feng
The aim of this study is to explore the underlying mechanism on berberine-induced Cyclin D1 degradation in human hepatic carcinoma. We observed that berberine could suppress both in vitro and in vivo expression of Cyclin D1 in hepatoma cells. Berberine exhibits dose- and time-dependent inhibition on Cyclin D1 expression in human hepatoma cell HepG2. Berberine increases the phosphorylation of Cyclin D1 at Thr286 site and potentiates Cyclin D1 nuclear export to cytoplasm for proteasomal degradation. In addition, berberine recruits the Skp, Cullin, F-box containing complex-β-Transducin Repeat Containing Protein (SCF(β-TrCP)) complex to facilitate Cyclin D1 ubiquitin-proteasome dependent proteolysis...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837109/characterization-of-the-syk-dependent-t-cell-signaling-response-to-an-altered-peptide
#9
Jeoung-Eun Park, Jeffrey A Rotondo, David L Cullins, David D Brand, Ae-Kyung Yi, John M Stuart, Andrew H Kang, Linda K Myers
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by T cell dysregulation. We have shown that an altered peptide ligand (A9) activates T cells to use an alternate signaling pathway that is dependent on FcRγ and spleen tyrosine kinase, resulting in downregulation of inflammation. In the experiments described in this study, we have attempted to determine the molecular basis of this paradox. Three major Src family kinases found in T cells (Lck, Fyn, and Lyn) were tested for activation following stimulation by A9/I-A(q) Unexpectedly we found they are not required for T cell functions induced by A9/I-A(q), nor are they required for APL stimulation of cytokines...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834018/nuclear-localization-signal-sequence-is-required-for-vacm-1-cul5-dependent-regulation-of-cellular-growth
#10
Angelica N Willis, Shirley E Bradley Dean, Joe A Habbouche, Brian T Kempers, Megan L Ludwig, Aaron D Sayfie, Steven P Lewis, Stephanie Harrier, Zachary J DeBruine, Richard Garrett, Maria A Burnatowska-Hledin
VACM-1/CUL5 is a member of the cullin family of proteins involved in the E3 ligase-dependent degradation of diverse proteins that regulate cellular proliferation. The ability of VACM-1/CUL5 to inhibit cellular growth is affected by its posttranslational modifications and its localization to the nucleus. Since the mechanism of VACM-1/CUL5 translocation to the nucleus is not clear, the goal of this project was to determine the role that the putative nuclear localization signal (NLS) we identified in the VACM-1/CUL5 ((640)PKLKRQ(646)) plays in the cellular localization of VACM-1/CUL5 and its effect on cellular growth...
November 11, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833851/overexpression-of-cop9-signalosome-subunits-csn7a-and-csn7b-exerts-different-effects-on-adipogenic-differentiation
#11
Xiaohua Huang, Jürgen Ordemann, Johann Pratschke, Wolfgang Dubiel
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is an essential regulator of cullin-RING-ubiquitin (Ub) ligases (CRLs), which ubiquitinate important cellular regulators and target them for degradation by the Ub proteasome system (UPS). The CSN exhibits deneddylating activity localized on subunit CSN5, which removes the ubiquitin-like protein Nedd8 from the cullins of CRLs. CSN-mediated deneddylation is an important step in the process of CRL remodeling, in which new substrate recognition units are incorporated into Ub ligases to meet changed requirements for proteolysis in cells...
November 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810909/the-ubiquitin-ligase-crl2zyg11-targets-cyclin-b1-for-degradation-in-a-conserved-pathway-that-facilitates-mitotic-slippage
#12
Riju S Balachandran, Cassandra S Heighington, Natalia G Starostina, James W Anderson, David L Owen, Srividya Vasudevan, Edward T Kipreos
The anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) ubiquitin ligase is known to target the degradation of cyclin B1, which is crucial for mitotic progression in animal cells. In this study, we show that the ubiquitin ligase CRL2(ZYG-11) redundantly targets the degradation of cyclin B1 in Caenorhabditis elegans and human cells. In C. elegans, both CRL2(ZYG-11) and APC/C are required for proper progression through meiotic divisions. In human cells, inactivation of CRL2(ZYG11A/B) has minimal effects on mitotic progression when APC/C is active...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798626/stabilizing-mutations-of-klhl24-ubiquitin-ligase-cause-loss-of-keratin-14-and-human-skin-fragility
#13
Zhimiao Lin, Shuo Li, Cheng Feng, Shang Yang, Huijun Wang, Danhui Ma, Jing Zhang, Mengting Gou, Dingfang Bu, Tengjiang Zhang, Xiaohui Kong, Xintong Wang, Ofer Sarig, Yali Ren, Lanlan Dai, Hankui Liu, Jianguo Zhang, Fei Li, Yongyan Hu, Gilly Padalon-Brauch, Dan Vodo, Feng Zhou, Ting Chen, Haiteng Deng, Eli Sprecher, Yong Yang, Xu Tan
Skin integrity is essential for protection from external stress and trauma. Defects in structural proteins such as keratins cause skin fragility, epitomized by epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a life-threatening disorder. Here we show that dominant mutations of KLHL24, encoding a cullin 3-RBX1 ubiquitin ligase substrate receptor, cause EB. We have identified start-codon mutations in the KLHL24 gene in five patients with EB. These mutations lead to truncated KLHL24 protein lacking the initial 28 amino acids (KLHL24-ΔN28)...
December 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783255/targeting-the-protein-ubiquitination-machinery-in-melanoma-by-the-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-mln4924
#14
Kit Man Wong, Lindsey N Micel, Heather M Selby, Aik Choon Tan, Todd M Pitts, Stacey M Bagby, Anna Spreafico, Peter J Klauck, Stephen J Blakemore, Peter F Smith, Alice McDonald, Allison Berger, John J Tentler, S Gail Eckhardt
Background The neddylation pathway conjugates NEDD8 to cullin-RING ligases and controls the proteasomal degradation of specific proteins involved in essential cell processes. Pevonedistat (MLN4924) is a selective small molecule targeting the NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE) and inhibits an early step in neddylation, resulting in DNA re-replication, cell cycle arrest and death. We investigated the anti-tumor potential of pevonedistat in preclinical models of melanoma. Methods Melanoma cell lines and patient-derived tumor xenografts (PDTX) treated with pevonedistat were assessed for viability/apoptosis and tumor growth, respectively, to identify sensitive/resistant models...
October 25, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780719/prostate-cancer-associated-mutation-in-spop-impairs-its-ability-to-target-cdc20-for-poly-ubiquitination-and-degradation
#15
Fei Wu, Xiangpeng Dai, Wenjian Gan, Lixin Wan, Min Li, Nicholas Mitsiades, Wenyi Wei, Qiang Ding, Jinfang Zhang
Recent studies revealed that mutations in SPOP (Speckle-type POZ protein) occur in up to 15% of patients with prostate cancer. However, the physiological role of SPOP in regulating prostate tumorigenesis remains elusive. Here, we identified the Cdc20 oncoprotein as a novel ubiquitin substrate of SPOP. As such, pharmacological inhibition of Cullin-based E3 ligases by MLN4924 could stabilize endogenous Cdc20 in cells. Furthermore, we found that Cullin 3, and, to a less extent, Cullin 1, specifically interacted with Cdc20...
October 22, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774986/targeted-inhibition-of-the-cop9-signalosome-for-treatment-of-cancer
#16
Anita Schlierf, Eva Altmann, Jean Quancard, Anne B Jefferson, René Assenberg, Martin Renatus, Matthew Jones, Ulrich Hassiepen, Michael Schaefer, Michael Kiffe, Andreas Weiss, Christian Wiesmann, Richard Sedrani, Jörg Eder, Bruno Martoglio
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a central component of the activation and remodelling cycle of cullin-RING E3 ubiquitin ligases (CRLs), the largest enzyme family of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in humans. CRLs are implicated in the regulation of numerous cellular processes, including cell cycle progression and apoptosis, and aberrant CRL activity is frequently associated with cancer. Remodelling of CRLs is initiated by CSN-catalysed cleavage of the ubiquitin-like activator NEDD8 from CRLs. Here we describe CSN5i-3, a potent, selective and orally available inhibitor of CSN5, the proteolytic subunit of CSN...
October 24, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765496/emerging-mechanisms-in-initiating-and-terminating-autophagy
#17
REVIEW
Manuela Antonioli, Martina Di Rienzo, Mauro Piacentini, Gian Maria Fimia
Autophagy is a major degradative process activated in a rapid and transient manner to cope with stress conditions. Whether autophagy is beneficial or detrimental depends upon the rate of induction and the appropriateness of the duration. Alterations in both autophagy initiation and termination predispose the cell to death, and affect the execution of other inducible processes such as inflammation. In this review we discuss how stress signaling pathways dynamically control the activity of the autophagy machinery by mediating post-translational modifications and regulatory protein interactions...
October 17, 2016: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758855/core-binding-factor-%C3%AE-protects-hiv-type-1-accessory-protein-viral-infectivity-factor-from-mdm2-mediated-degradation
#18
Yusuke Matsui, Keisuke Shindo, Kayoko Nagata, Noriyoshi Yoshinaga, Kotaro Shirakawa, Masayuki Kobayashi, Akifumi Takaori-Kondo
HIV, type 1 overcomes host restriction factor apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) proteins by organizing an E3 ubiquitin ligase complex together with viral infectivity factor (Vif) and a host transcription cofactor core binding factor β (CBFβ). CBFβ is essential for Vif to counteract APOBEC3 by enabling the recruitment of cullin 5 to the complex and increasing the steady-state level of Vif protein; however, the mechanisms by which CBFβ up-regulates Vif protein remains unclear...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732853/an-atypical-scf-like-ubiquitin-ligase-complex-promotes-wallerian-degeneration-through-regulation-of-axonal-nmnat2
#19
Yuya Yamagishi, Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Axon degeneration is a tightly regulated, self-destructive program that is a critical feature of many neurodegenerative diseases, but the molecular mechanisms regulating this program remain poorly understood. Here, we identify S-phase kinase-associated protein 1A (Skp1a), a core component of a Skp/Cullin/F-box (SCF)-type E3 ubiquitin ligase complex, as a critical regulator of axon degeneration after injury in mammalian neurons. Depletion of Skp1a prolongs survival of injured axons in vitro and in the optic nerve in vivo...
October 11, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729423/maternal-memi-promotes-female-meiosis-ii-in-response-to-fertilization-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#20
Maryam Ataeian, Justus Tegha-Dunghu, Donna G Curtis, Ellen M E Sykes, Ashkan Nozohourmehrabad, Megha Bajaj, Karen Cheung, Martin Srayko
In most animals, female meiosis completes only after fertilization. Sperm entry has been implicated in providing a signal for the initiation of the final meiotic processes, however, a maternal component required for this process has not been previously identified. We report the characterization of a novel family of three highly similar paralogs (memi-1, memi-2, memi-3) that encode oocyte-specific proteins. A hypermorphic mutation memi-1(sb41) results in failure to exit female meiosis II properly, however, loss of all three paralogs results in a "skipped meiosis II" phenotype...
October 11, 2016: Genetics
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