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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637452/downregulation-of-talin-1-expression-associates-with-increased-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-aortic-dissection
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Xiaolong Wei, Yudong Sun, Yani Wu, Jiang Zhu, Bin Gao, Han Yan, Zhiqing Zhao, Jian Zhou, Zaiping Jing
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assessed whether Talin-1 is involved in the pathogenesis of aortic dissection via regulating vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) biological function. METHODS: Human aortic samples were obtained from organ donors who died from nonvascular diseases as normal controls and from patients undergoing surgical repair of thoracic aortic dissection. The expression level and distribution of Talin-1 were detected using westernblot analysis and immunohistochemistry in each sample...
June 20, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630798/the-role-of-cullin4b-in-human-cancers
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REVIEW
Ying Li, Xin Wang
Cullin 4B (CUL4B) is a scaffold of the Cullin4B-Ring E3 ligase complex (CRL4B) that plays an important role in proteolysis and is implicated in tumorigenesis. Aberrant expression of CUL4B has been reported in various types of human diseases. Recently, studies have shown that CUL4B was overexpressed in a multitude of solid neoplasms and affect the expression of several tumor suppressor genes. In this review, we aim to summarize the biological function of CUL4B in order to better understand its pathogenesis in human cancers...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623169/mutation-of-the-inhibitory-ethanol-site-in-gabaa-%C3%AF-1-receptors-promotes-tolerance-to-ethanol-induced-motor-incoordination
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Yuri A Blednov, Cecilia M Borghese, Carlos I Ruiz, Madeline A Cullins, Adriana Da Costa, Elizabeth A Osterndorff-Kahanek, Gregg E Homanics, R Adron Harris
Genes encoding the ρ1/2 subunits of GABAA receptors have been associated with alcohol (ethanol) dependence in humans, and ρ1 was also shown to regulate some of the behavioral effects of ethanol in animal models. Ethanol inhibits GABA-mediated responses in wild-type (WT) ρ1, but not ρ1(T6'Y) mutant receptors expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, indicating the presence of an inhibitory site for ethanol in the second transmembrane helix. In this study, we found that ρ1(T6'Y) receptors expressed in oocytes display overall normal responses to GABA, the endogenous GABA modulator (zinc), and partial agonists (β-alanine and taurine)...
June 13, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620047/sccro-neddylates-cul3-to-selectively-promote-midbody-localization-and-activity-of-cul3klhl21-during-abscission
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Guochang Huang, Andrew J Kaufman, Ke Xu, Katia Manova, Bhuvanesh Singh
SCCRO/DCUN1D1, a component of the neddylation E3 complex, regulates the activity of the cullin-RING-ligase (CRL) type of ubiquitination E3s by promoting neddylation of cullin family members. Studies have shown SCCRO regulates proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Here, we show that inactivation of SCCRO results in prolonged mitotic time due to delayed and/or failed abscission. The effects of SCCRO on abscission involve its role in neddylation and localization of Cul3 to the midbody. The Cul3 adaptor KLHL21 mediates SCCRO's effects on abscission, as it fails to localize to the midbody in SCCRO-deficient cells during abscission and its inactivation resulted in phenotypic changes identical to SCCRO inactivation...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619822/cop9-signalosome-subunits-protect-capicua-from-map-kinase-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms-of-degradation
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Annabelle Suisse, DanQing He, Kevin Legent, Jessica E Treisman
The COP9 signalosome removes Nedd8 modifications from the Cullin subunits of ubiquitin ligase complexes, reducing their activity. Here we show that mutations in the Drosophila COP9 signalosome subunit 1b (CSN1b) gene increase the activity of ubiquitin ligases that contain Cullin 1. Analysis of CSN1b mutant phenotypes revealed a requirement for the COP9 signalosome to prevent ectopic expression of Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) target genes. It does so by protecting Capicua, a transcriptional repressor of EGFR target genes, from EGFR pathway-dependent ubiquitination by a Cullin 1/SKP1-related A/Archipelago E3 ligase and subsequent proteasomal degradation...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617828/erad-defects-and-the-hfe-h63d-variant-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-liver-damages-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Philippe Joly, Hélène Vignaud, Julie Di Martino, Mathias Ruiz, Roman Garin, Lioara Restier, Abdelouahed Belmalih, Christelle Marchal, Christophe Cullin, Benoit Arveiler, Patricia Fergelot, Aaron D Gitler, Alain Lachaux, Julien Couthouis, Marion Bouchecareilh
BACKGROUND: The most common and severe disease causing allele of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (1ATD) is Z-1AT. This protein aggregates in the endoplasmic reticulum, which is the main cause of liver disease in childhood. Based on recent evidences and on the frequency of liver disease occurrence in Z-1AT patients, it seems that liver disease progression is linked to still unknown genetic factors. METHODS: We used an innovative approach combining yeast genetic screens with next generation exome sequencing to identify and functionally characterize the genes involved in 1ATD associated liver disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604389/a-cullin-4b-ring-e3-ligase-complex-fine-tunes-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-paracrine-interactions
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Qing Li, Min Cui, Fan Yang, Na Li, Baichun Jiang, Zhen Yu, Daolai Zhang, Yijing Wang, Xibin Zhu, Huili Hu, Pei-Shan Li, Shang-Lei Ning, Si Wang, Haibo Qi, Hechen Song, Dongfang He, Amy Lin, Jingjing Zhang, Feng Liu, Jiajun Zhao, Ling Gao, Fan Yi, Tian Xue, Jin-Peng Sun, Yaoqin Gong, Xiao Yu
Somatostatin secreted by pancreatic δ cells mediates important paracrine interactions in Langerhans islets, including maintenance of glucose metabolism through the control of reciprocal insulin and glucagon secretion. Disruption of this circuit contributes to the development of diabetes. However, the precise mechanisms that control somatostatin secretion from islets remain elusive. Here, we found that a super-complex comprising the cullin 4B-RING E3 ligase (CRL4B) and polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) epigenetically regulates somatostatin secretion in islets...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599312/cullin-3spop-ubiquitin-e3-ligase-promotes-the-poly-ubiquitination-and-degradation-of-hdac6
#8
Yuyong Tan, Yanpeng Ci, Xiangpeng Dai, Fei Wu, Jianping Guo, Deliang Liu, Brian J North, Jirong Huo, Jinfang Zhang
The histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) plays critical roles in human tumorigenesis and metastasis. As such, HDAC6-selective inhibitors have entered clinical trials for cancer therapy. However, the upstream regulator(s), especially ubiquitin E3 ligase(s), responsible for controlling the protein stability of HDAC6 remains largely undefined. Here, we report that Cullin 3SPOP earmarks HDAC6 for poly-ubiquitination and degradation. We found that the proteasome inhibitor MG132, or the Cullin-based E3 ligases inhibitor MLN4924, but not the autophagosome-lysosome inhibitor bafilomycin A1, stabilized endogenous HDAC6 protein in multiple cancer cell lines...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591624/crystal-structure-of-the-cul2-rbx1-elobc-vhl-ubiquitin-ligase-complex
#9
Teresa A F Cardote, Morgan S Gadd, Alessio Ciulli
Cullin RING E3 ubiquitin ligases (CRLs) function in the ubiquitin proteasome system to catalyze the transfer of ubiquitin from E2 conjugating enzymes to specific substrate proteins. CRLs are large dynamic complexes and attractive drug targets for the development of small-molecule inhibitors and chemical inducers of protein degradation. The atomic details of whole CRL assembly and interactions that dictate subunit specificity remain elusive. Here we present the crystal structure of a pentameric CRL2(VHL) complex, composed of Cul2, Rbx1, Elongin B, Elongin C, and pVHL...
June 6, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558011/conserved-properties-of-drosophila-insomniac-link-sleep-regulation-and-synaptic-function
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Qiuling Li, David A Kellner, Hayden A M Hatch, Tomohiro Yumita, Sandrine Sanchez, Robert P Machold, C Andrew Frank, Nicholas Stavropoulos
Sleep is an ancient animal behavior that is regulated similarly in species ranging from flies to humans. Various genes that regulate sleep have been identified in invertebrates, but whether the functions of these genes are conserved in mammals remains poorly explored. Drosophila insomniac (inc) mutants exhibit severely shortened and fragmented sleep. Inc protein physically associates with the Cullin-3 (Cul3) ubiquitin ligase, and neuronal depletion of Inc or Cul3 strongly curtails sleep, suggesting that Inc is a Cul3 adaptor that directs the ubiquitination of neuronal substrates that impact sleep...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522566/nedd8-modification-of-cullin-5-regulates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Ziyan Zhu, Lei Sun, Rui Hao, Hongchao Jiang, Feng Qian, Richard D Ye
Lung infections are major causes of acute lung injury (ALI), with limited effective treatment available. Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF6) is an essential adaptor regulating Toll-like receptors (TLRs). We recently identified Cullin-5 (Cul-5) as a prominent component in the regulation of TRAF6 polyubiquitination, but its physiological significance in acute lung injury has not been explored. In this study, we investigated the potential role of Cul-5 in regulating ALI using mice receiving intratracheal instillation of LPS...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516844/clues-for-two-step-virion-infectivity-factor-regulation-by-core-binding-factor-beta
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Youwei Ai, Jianzhang Ma, Xiaojun Wang
Lentiviruses threaten human and animal health. Virion infectivity factor (Vif) is essential for the infectivity of most lentiviruses, except for the equine infectious anaemia virus (EIAV). Vif promotes viral infectivity by recruiting a Cullin-based E3 ligase to induce the degradation of a class of host restriction factors, named APOBEC3. Core binding factor beta (CBF-β) is necessary for several primate lentiviral Vif functions, including HIV-1 Vif. Although much progress has been made in understanding the contribution of CBF-β to Vif function, the precise mechanism has not yet been fully elucidated...
May 18, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499918/cul3-neddylation-is-crucial-for-gradual-lipid-droplet-formation-during-adipogenesis
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Dawadschargal Dubiel, Willem Bintig, Thilo Kähne, Wolfgang Dubiel, Michael Naumann
Cullin 3 (Cul3) belongs to the family of cullins (Cul1-7) providing the scaffold for cullin-RING ubiquitin (Ub) ligases (CRLs), which are activated by neddylation and represent essential E3 ligases of the Ub proteasome system. During adipogenic differentiation neddylated Cul3 accumulates in LiSa-2 preadipocytes. Downregulation of Cul3 and inhibition of neddylation by MLN4924 blocks the formation of lipid droplets (LDs), the lipid storage organelles and markers of adipogenesis. Neddylation of Cul3 coincides with an increase of Rab18, a GTPase associated with LDs...
May 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494021/rice-black-streaked-dwarf-virus-p7-2-forms-a-scf-complex-through-binding-to-oryza-sativa-skp1-like-proteins-and-interacts-with-gid2-involved-in-the-gibberellin-pathway
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Tao Tao, Cui-Ji Zhou, Qian Wang, Xiang-Ru Chen, Qian Sun, Tian-Yu Zhao, Jian-Chun Ye, Ying Wang, Zong-Ying Zhang, Yong-Liang Zhang, Ze-Jian Guo, Xian-Bing Wang, Da-Wei Li, Jia-Lin Yu, Cheng-Gui Han
As a core subunit of the SCF complex that promotes protein degradation through the 26S proteasome, S-phase kinase-associated protein 1 (SKP1) plays important roles in multiple cellular processes in eukaryotes, including gibberellin (GA), jasmonate, ethylene, auxin and light responses. P7-2 encoded by Rice black streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV), a devastating viral pathogen that causes severe symptoms in infected plants, interacts with SKP1 from different plants. However, whether RBSDV P7-2 forms a SCF complex and targets host proteins is poorly understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483055/the-improvement-of-salt-tolerance-in-transgenic-tobacco-by-overexpression-of-wheat-f-box-gene-tafba1
#15
Zhongxian Zhao, Guangqiang Zhang, Shumei Zhou, Yuanqing Ren, Wei Wang
F-box protein is a major subunit of the Skp1-Cullin-F-box (SCF) complex. We previously isolated an F-box gene from wheat, TaFBA1, and here we show that overexpression of TaFBA1 in transgenic plants under salt stress increases germination rate, root elongation, and biomass accumulation compared with WT plants. Improvements in the photosynthetic rate and its corresponding parameters were also found in the transgenic plants. These results suggest that overexpression of TaFBA1 improves salt stress tolerance in transgenic tobacco...
June 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481879/cytoplasmic-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-cul9-controls-cell-proliferation-senescence-apoptosis-and-genome-integrity-through-p53
#16
Z Li, Y Xiong
CUL9 is a member of the cullin family of E3 ubiquitin ligases, and it localizes predominantly in the cytoplasm. Deletion of Cul9 in mice results in increased DNA damage, widespread aneuploidy, spontaneous tumor development, accelerated Eμ-Myc-induced lymphomagenesis and susceptibility to carcinogenesis. CUL9 binds to p53 and causes cell apoptosis when ectopically expressed. Whether the function of CUL9 in maintaining genomic integrity and suppressing tumorigenesis is linked to p53 has not been genetically tested...
May 8, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475037/senp8-limits-aberrant-neddylation-of-nedd8-pathway-components-to-promote-cullin-ring-ubiquitin-ligase-function
#17
Kate E Coleman, Miklós Békés, Jessica R Chapman, Sarah B Crist, Mathew Jk Jones, Beatrix M Ueberheide, Tony T Huang
NEDD8 is a ubiquitin-like modifier most well-studied for its role in activating the largest family of ubiquitin E3 ligases, the cullin-RING ligases (CRLs). While many non-cullin neddylation substrates have been proposed over the years, validation of true NEDD8 targets has been challenging, as overexpression of exogenous NEDD8 can trigger NEDD8 conjugation through the ubiquitylation machinery. Here, we developed a deconjugation-resistant form of NEDD8 to stabilize the neddylated form of cullins and other non-cullin substrates...
May 5, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470146/microrna-520b-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-colorectal-cancer-by-inhibiting-dcun1d1
#18
Jing Xiao, Guang Li, Jingyu Zhou, Shalong Wang, Dongcai Liu, Guoshun Shu, Jianping Zhou, Feng Ren
MicroRNAs (miRs), a class of small non-coding RNAs, are important regulators for gene expression through directly binding to the 3'untranslated region (UTR) of their target mRNA. Recently, downregulation of miR-520b has been observed in several common human cancers. However, the exact role of miR-520b in colorectal cancer (CRC) has not previously been studied. In this study, our data showed that miR-520b was significantly downregulated in CRC and cell lines, when compared with adjacent normal tissues and normal intestinal epithelial cell line, respectively...
May 4, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469786/mln4924-protects-against-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-early-inflammatory-process
#19
Qi Deng, Jiaojiao Zhang, Yaqun Gao, Xiaofei She, Yunchao Wang, Yilin Wang, Xin Ge
Pulmonary fibrosis is a complex pathological process characterized by massive destruction of the structure of lung tissues and aggravated pulmonary function impairment. The underlying mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis are incompletely understood and therefore limited treatment options are available currently. Here, we report that MLN4924, an NEDD8 activation enzyme (NAE) activity-inhibiting molecule, blocks the maintenance and progression of established pulmonary fibrosis. We found that MLN4924 acts against bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis mainly at the early inflammatory stage...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468780/combined-inhibition-of-nedd8-activating-enzyme-and-mtor-suppresses-nf2-loss-driven-tumorigenesis
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Jonathan Cooper, Qingwen Xu, Lu Zhou, Milica Pavlovic, Virginia Ojeda, Kamalika Moulick, Elisa de Stanchina, J T Poirier, Marjorie Zauderer, Charles M Rudin, Matthias A Karajannis, C Oliver Hanemann, Filippo G Giancotti
Inactivation of NF2/Merlin causes the autosomal dominant cancer predisposition syndrome Familial Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) and contributes to the development of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). In order to develop a targeted therapy for NF2-mutant tumors, we have exploited the recent realization that Merlin loss drives tumorigenesis by activating the E3 ubiquitin ligase CRL4(DCAF1) - thereby inhibiting the Hippo pathway component Lats. Here, we show that MLN4924 - a NEDD8 activating enzyme (NAE) inhibitor - suppresses CRL4(DCAF1) and attenuates activation of YAP in NF2-mutant tumor cells...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
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