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Xiaoling Wang, Xiuling Cao, Min Liu, Ruiqi Zhang, Xin Zhang, Zongyu Gao, Xiaofei Zhao, Kai Xu, Dawei Li, Yongliang Zhang
Dissecting the complex molecular interplay between the host plant and invading virus improves our understanding of the mechanisms underlying viral pathogenesis. In this study, immunoprecipitation together with the mass spectrometry analysis revealed that the heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) family homolog, Hsc70-2, was co-purified with beet black scorch virus (BBSV) replication protein p23 and coat protein (CP), respectively. Further experiments demonstrated that Hsc70-2 interacts directly with both p23 and CP, whereas there is no interaction between p23 and CP...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Yue Xu, Lei Cui, Anthony Dibello, Lihui Wang, Juhyung Lee, Layla Saidi, Jin-Gu Lee, Yihong Ye
Cell-to-cell transmission of misfolded proteins propagates proteotoxic stress in multicellular organisms when transmitted polypeptides serve as a seeding template to cause protein misfolding in recipient cells, but how misfolded proteins are released from cells to initiate this process is unclear. Misfolding-associated protein secretion (MAPS) is an unconventional protein-disposing mechanism that specifically exports misfolded cytosolic proteins including various neurodegenerative disease-causing proteins. Here we establish the HSC70 co-chaperone DNAJC5 as an essential mediator of MAPS...
2018: Cell Discovery
Haitao Luan, Bhopal Mohapatra, Timothy A Bielecki, Insha Mushtaq, Sameer Mirza, Tameka A Jennings, Robert J Clubb, Wei An, Dena Ahmed, Rokaya El Ansari, Matthew D Storck, Nitish K Mishra, Chittibabu Guda, Yuri M Sheinin, Jane L Meza, Srikumar Raja, Emad A Rakha, Vimla Band, Hamid Band
CHIP/STUB1 ubiquitin ligase is a negative co-chaperone for HSP90/HSC70, and its expression is reduced or lost in several cancers, including breast cancer. Using an extensive and well-annotated breast cancer tissue collection, we identified the loss of nuclear but not cytoplasmic CHIP to predict more aggressive tumorigenesis and shorter patient survival, with loss of CHIP in two-thirds of ErbB2+ and triple-negative breast cancers and in one-third of ER+ breast cancers. Reduced CHIP expression was seen in breast cancer patient-derived xenograft tumors and in ErbB2+ and triple-negative breast cancer cell lines...
March 6, 2018: Cancer Research
Tsukasa Okiyoneda, Guido Veit, Ryohei Sakai, Misaki Aki, Takeshi Fujihara, Momoko Higashi, Seiko Susuki-Miyata, Masanori Miyata, Norihito Fukuda, Akihiko Yoshida, Haijin Xu, Pirjo M Apaja, Gergely L Lukacs
The peripheral protein quality control (QC) system removes non-native membrane proteins, including ΔF508-CFTR, the most common CFTR mutant in cystic fibrosis (CF), from the plasma membrane (PM) for lysosomal degradation by ubiquitination. It remains unclear how unfolded membrane proteins are recognized and targeted for ubiquitination and how they are removed from the apical PM. Using comprehensive siRNA screens, we identified RFFL, an E3 ubiquitin (Ub) ligase that directly and selectively recognizes unfolded ΔF508-CFTR through its disordered regions...
February 22, 2018: Developmental Cell
Yukino Kobayashi, Ami Oguro, Susumu Imaoka
Bisphenol A (BPA, 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane), one of the phenolic compounds widely used in the manufacture of plastic and epoxy resins, is known as an endocrine disruptor. In a previous study, we found that BPA induced hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1alpha) degradation by dissociation from heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90). In this study, to investigate the structural requirements for degradation of HIF-1alpha, we estimated the effect of BPA derivatives (BPE, BPF, BPB, Dimethyl butylidene diphenol (DMBDP), Ethyl hexylidene diphenol (EHDP), Bishydroxyphenyl cyclohexane (BHCH), and Methyl benzylidene bisphenol (MBBP)) on HIF-1alpha protein degradation, using human hepatocarcinoma cell line, Hep3B...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Chandni Porayath, Maneesha K Suresh, Raja Biswas, Bipin G Nair, Nandita Mishra, Sanjay Pal
Major autolysin (Atl) of Staphylococcus aureusis a cell surface associated peptidoglycan hydrolase with amidase and glucosaminidase domains. Atl enzymes (amidase and glucosaminidase) are known to participate in biofilm formation and also can bind with host matrices. Earlier studies demonstrated the binding of Atlwithfibronectin, thrombospondin 1, vitronectin and heat shock cognate protein Hsc70. Here, we have shown, Atl mediates attachment of S.aureus to heparin and gelatine as well. The atl mutant strain demonstrated around 2...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Pradeepthi Bathala, Zeinab Fereshteh, Kun Li, Amal A Al-Dossary, Deni S Galileo, Patricia A Martin-DeLeon
STUDY QUESTIONS: Are extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the murine oviduct (oviductosomes, OVS) conserved in humans and do they play a role in the fertility of Pmca4-/-females? SUMMARY ANSWER: OVS and their fertility-modulating proteins are conserved in humans, arise via the apocrine pathway, and mediate a compensatory upregulation of PMCA1 (Plasma membrane Ca2+-ATPase 1) in Pmca4-/- female mice during proestrus/estrus, to account for their fertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY?: Recently murine OVS were identified and shown during proestrus/estrus to express elevated levels of PMCA4 which they can deliver to sperm...
January 23, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
Karan Bhuripanyo, Yiyang Wang, Xianpeng Liu, Li Zhou, Ruochuan Liu, Duc Duong, Bo Zhao, Yingtao Bi, Han Zhou, Geng Chen, Nicholas T Seyfried, Walter J Chazin, Hiroaki Kiyokawa, Jun Yin
E3 ubiquitin (UB) ligases E4B and carboxyl terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP) use a common U-box motif to transfer UB from E1 and E2 enzymes to their substrate proteins and regulate diverse cellular processes. To profile their ubiquitination targets in the cell, we used phage display to engineer E2-E4B and E2-CHIP pairs that were free of cross-reactivity with the native UB transfer cascades. We then used the engineered E2-E3 pairs to construct "orthogonal UB transfer (OUT)" cascades so that a mutant UB (xUB) could be exclusively used by the engineered E4B or CHIP to label their substrate proteins...
January 2018: Science Advances
Adam J Kanack, Oliver J Newsom, Kenneth Matthew Scaglione
The accumulation of misfolded proteins promotes protein aggregation and neuronal death in many neurodegenerative diseases. To counteract misfolded protein accumulation, neurons have pathways that recognize and refold or degrade aggregation-prone proteins. One U-box containing E3 ligase, C terminus of Hsc70-interacting protein (CHIP) plays a key role in this process, targeting misfolded proteins for proteasomal degradation. CHIP plays a protective role in mouse models of neurodegenerative disease, and in humans, mutations in CHIP cause spinocerebellar ataxia autosomal recessive type 16 (SCAR16), a fatal neurodegenerative disease characterized by truncal and limb ataxia that result in gait instability...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Ying Wang, Shao-Ru Chen, Xiaoming Yang, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Yung-Chi Cheng
The tylophorine analog rac-cryptopleurine exhibited potent anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) activity through allosteric regulation of ATPase activity of heat shock cognate protein 70 (Hsc70). We evaluated the impact of modifications on the E-ring of rac-cryptopleurine to the inhibitory activity against HCV replication and regulation of ATPase activity of Hsc70. Cryptopleurine analog YXM-110 with a 13α-hydroxyl group maintained activity against HCV and promoted ATP/ADP turnover of Hsc70; however, compounds with hydroxyl groups at other positions or with other orientations (YXM-109, YXM-139, and YXM-140) did not exhibit similar activities...
December 20, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
John P O'Donnell, Heather M Marsh, Holger Sondermann, Carolyn Sevier
The ATPase domain of the 70-kD heat shock protein (Hsp70) family members shows a high degree of sequence, structural, and functional homology across species. A broadly conserved residue within the Hsp70 ATPase domain that captured our attention is an unpaired cysteine, positioned proximal to the site of nucleotide binding. Prior studies of several Hsp70 family members show this cysteine is not required for Hsp70 ATPase activity, yet select amino acid replacements of the cysteine can dramatically alter ATP hydrolysis...
January 4, 2018: Biochemistry
Hannah E R Baughman, Amanda F Clouser, Rachel E Klevit, Abhinav Nath
The microtubule-associated protein tau forms insoluble, amyloid-type aggregates in various dementias, most notably Alzheimer's disease. Cellular chaperone proteins play important roles in maintaining protein solubility and preventing aggregation in the crowded cellular environment. While tau is known to interact with numerous chaperones, it remains unclear how these chaperones function mechanistically to prevent tau aggregation and how chaperones from different classes compare in terms of mechanism. Here, we focused on the small heat shock protein HspB1 and the constitutive chaperone Hsc70 (also known as HspA8), and report how each chaperone interacts with tau to prevent its fibril formation...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Huiru Liu, Delin Xu, Miao Cui, Tinglong Hou, Qizhong Zhang
A Y-box binding protein ChYB-1 was discovered as a ChHsc70 promoter-associated protein in Crassostrea hongkongensis by DNA-affinity purification and mass spectrometry analysis. The overexpression of ChYB-1 in heterologous HEK293T cells led to clear enhancement of ChHsc70 promoter expression, while ChYB-1 depletion correlated with significant reduction of ChHsc70 transcription in the hemocytes of C. hongkongensis. Quantitative Real-time PCR analysis revealed that both ChHsc70 and ChYB-1 were transcriptionally responsive to external chemical or physical stressors...
December 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Maximiliano Giraud-Billoud, Alfredo Castro-Vazquez, Alejandra D Campoy-Diaz, Pablo M Giuffrida, Israel A Vega
Pomacea canaliculata may serve as a model organism for comparative studies of oxidative damage and antioxidant defenses in active, hibernating and arousing snails. Oxidative damage (as TBARS), free radical scavenging capacity (as ABTS+ oxidation), uric acid (UA) and glutathione (GSH) concentrations, activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT), and the protein expression levels of heat shock proteins (Hsp70, Hsc70, Hsp90) were studied in digestive gland, kidney and foot. Tissue TBARS of hibernating snails (45days) was higher than active snails...
December 19, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
M Novo, I Verdú, D Trigo, J L Martínez-Guitarte
Xenobiotics such as bisphenol A (BPA), are present in biosolids, which are applied as organic fertilizers in agricultural fields. Their effects on soil life have been poorly assessed, and this is particularly important in the case of earthworms, which represent the main animal biomass in this medium. In the present work we study the impacts of BPA on gene expression of Eisenia fetida, a widely used ecotoxicological model. Chronic soil tests and acute contact tests were performed, and gene expression was analyzed in total tissue and in masculine reproductive organs of the earthworms...
December 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Marcia Y Maier, Lisanne Luks, Oliver Baudendistel, Valentin Wittmann, Daniel R Dietrich
Propiverine, a frequently-prescribed pharmaceutical for the treatment of symptoms associated with overactive bladder syndrome, provoked massive intranuclear and cytosolic protein inclusions in rat proximal tubule epithelium, primarily consisting of the peroxisomal targeting signal 1 (PTS1) containing protein d-amino acid oxidase (DAAO). As this type of nephropathy was also observed for other drugs, the aim was to determine whether propiverine interferes with trafficking and/or import of peroxisomal proteins...
December 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
Kumsal A Tekirdag, Ana Maria Cuervo
A variety of mechanisms deliver cytosolic materials to the lysosomal compartment for degradation through autophagy. Here, we focus on two autophagic pathways, chaperone-mediated autophagy and endosomal microautophagy that rely on the cytosolic chaperone hsc70 for substrate targeting. Although hsc70 participates in triage of proteins for degradation by different proteolytic systems, the common characteristic shared by these two forms of autophagy, is that hsc70 binds directly to a specific five amino acids motif in the cargo protein for its autophagic targeting...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Qi Wu, Hanne B Moeller, Donté A Stevens, Rebekah Sanchez-Hodge, Gabrielle Childers, Marleen L A Kortenoeven, Lei Cheng, Lena L Rosenbaek, Carrie Rubel, Cam Patterson, Trairak Pisitkun, Jonathan C Schisler, Robert A Fenton
The importance of the kidney distal convoluted tubule (DCT) and cortical collecting duct (CCD) is highlighted by various water and electrolyte disorders that arise when the unique transport properties of these segments are disturbed. Despite this critical role, little is known about which proteins have a regulatory role in these cells and how these cells can be regulated by individual physiologic stimuli. By combining proteomics, bioinformatics, and cell biology approaches, we found that the E3 ubiquitin ligase CHIP is highly expressed throughout the collecting duct; is modulated in abundance by vasopressin; interacts with aquaporin-2 (AQP2), Hsp70, and Hsc70; and can directly ubiquitylate the water channel AQP2 in vitro shRNA knockdown of CHIP in CCD cells increased AQP2 protein t 1/2 and reduced AQP2 ubiquitylation, resulting in greater levels of AQP2 and phosphorylated AQP2...
March 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
Edna Grünblatt, Josefine Ruder, Camelia Maria Monoranu, Peter Riederer, Moussa Bh Youdim, Silvia A Mandel
Parkinson's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease, with the majority of cases being sporadic or "idiopathic". The aetiology of the sporadic form is still unknown, but there is a broad consensus that Parkinson's disease involves multiple pathways. In previous human post-mortem studies investigating substantia nigra of parkinsonian subjects, gene expression alterations in various metabolic pathways including protein folding, trafficking, aggregation, ubiquitination and oxidative stress were found...
December 7, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
Annika Scior, Alexander Buntru, Kristin Arnsburg, Anne Ast, Manuel Iburg, Katrin Juenemann, Maria Lucia Pigazzini, Barbara Mlody, Dmytro Puchkov, Josef Priller, Erich E Wanker, Alessandro Prigione, Janine Kirstein
Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by an expanded CAG trinucleotide repeat in the huntingtin gene ( HTT ). Molecular chaperones have been implicated in suppressing or delaying the aggregation of mutant Htt. Using in vitro and in vivo assays, we have identified a trimeric chaperone complex (Hsc70, Hsp110, and J-protein) that completely suppresses fibrilization of HttExon1Q48 The composition of this chaperone complex is variable as recruitment of different chaperone family members forms distinct functional complexes...
January 17, 2018: EMBO Journal
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