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H Xiong, Z Ni, J He, S Jiang, X Li, J He, W Gong, L Zheng, S Chen, B Li, N Zhang, X Lyu, G Huang, B Chen, Y Zhang, F He
Considerable evidences have shown that autophagy has an important role in tumor chemoresistance. However, it is still unknown whether the lncRNA HULC (highly upregulated in liver cancer) is involved in autophagy and chemoresistance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In this study, we for the first time demonstrated that treatment with antitumor reagents such as oxaliplatin, 5-fluorouracil and pirarubicin (THP) dramatically induced HULC expression and protective autophagy. Silencing of HULC sensitized HCC cells to the three antitumor reagents via inhibiting protective autophagy...
February 6, 2017: Oncogene
Dongyeon Kim, Ahyoung Hong, Hye In Park, Woo Hyun Shin, Lang Yoo, Seo Jeong Jeon, Kwang Chul Chung
The proto-oncogene c-Myc has a pivotal function in growth control, differentiation and apoptosis and is frequently affected in human cancer, including breast cancer. Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22), a member of the USP family of deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), mediates deubiquitination of target proteins, including histone H2B and H2A, telomeric repeat binding factor 1, and cyclin B1. USP22 is also a component of the mammalian SAGA transcriptional co-activating complex. In this study, we explored the functional role of USP22 in modulating c-Myc stability and its physiological relevance in breast cancer progression...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Dengfeng Zhang, Feng Jiang, Xiao Wang, Guojun Li
Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22), a novel de-ubiquitinating enzyme, belongs to an extended family of proteins owning ubiquitin hydrolase activity. Recently, USP22 has attracted a widespread attention due to its implication in carcinogenesis. However, there have been no studies, to our knowledge, investigating the expression of USP22 in osteosarcoma (OS) and its association with OS progression. In this study, we explored the role of USP22 in OS. We demonstrated that USP22 was highly expressed in OS tissues and cells lines...
October 27, 2016: Oncology Research
Run Zhai, Fang Tang, Jianhua Gong, Jing Zhang, Biao Lei, Bo Li, Yangchao Wei, Xingsi Liang, Bo Tang, Songqing He
Recent studies have shown that deubiquitination plays a key role in tumor progression, metastasis, resistance to chemotherapy drugs, and prognosis. In this study, we investigated the effects of the deubiquitinating enzyme USP22 on the expression of the drug-resistance genes BMI1 and EZH2 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and on prognosis. Downregulation of USP22 expression with interference ribonucleic acid in resistant HCC cell lines with high USP22 expression resulted in decreased BMI1 expression, but had no effect on EZH2 expression...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Huadong Zhao, Haili Tang, Qike Huang, Bo Qiu, Xiaomin Liu, Dong Fan, Li Gong, Hang Guo, Chong Chen, Shixiong Lei, Lu Yang, Jianguo Lu, Guoqiang Bao
Increasing evidence suggests that microRNA-101 (miR-101) is involved in the progression of various human cancers, including papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). However, the biological functions of miR-101 and underlying molecular mechanisms in PTC remain largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that miR-101 underexpression in PTC tissue was associated with lymph node metastasis and poor prognosis of PTC patients. MiR-101 reduced PTC cell proliferation, apoptosis resistance, and invasion. Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) was confirmed as a direct target of miR-101...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
Wenqian Li, Boyko S Atanassov, Xianjiang Lan, Ryan D Mohan, Selene K Swanson, Aimee T Farria, Laurence Florens, Michael P Washburn, Jerry L Workman, Sharon Y R Dent
The SAGA complex contains two enzymatic modules, which house histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and deubiquitinase (DUB) activities. USP22 is the catalytic subunit of the DUB module, but two adaptor proteins, ATXN7L3 and ENY2, are necessary for DUB activity toward histone H2Bub1 and other substrates. ATXN7L3B shares 74% identity with the N-terminal region of ATXN7L3, but the functions of ATXN7L3B are not known. Here we report that ATXN7L3B interacts with ENY2 but not other SAGA components. Even though ATXN7L3B localizes in the cytoplasm, ATXN7L3B overexpression increases H2Bub1 levels, while overexpression of ATXN7L3 decreases H2Bub1 levels...
November 15, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Aidong Zhou, Kangyu Lin, Sicong Zhang, Yaohui Chen, Nu Zhang, Jianfei Xue, Zhongyong Wang, Kenneth D Aldape, Keping Xie, James R Woodgett, Suyun Huang
Emerging evidence has shown that GSK3β plays oncogenic roles in multiple tumour types; however, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here, we show that nuclear GSK3β is responsible for the accumulation of the histone demethylase KDM1A and critically regulates histone H3K4 methylation during tumorigenesis. GSK3β phosphorylates KDM1A Ser683 upon priming phosphorylation of KDM1A Ser687 by CK1α. Phosphorylation of KDM1A induces its binding with and deubiquitylation by USP22, leading to KDM1A stabilization...
September 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Shaliny Ramachandran, Dania Haddad, Conglei Li, Michael X Le, Alexanda K Ling, Clare C So, Rajeev M Nepal, Jennifer L Gommerman, Kefei Yu, Troy Ketela, Jason Moffat, Alberto Martin
Class switch recombination (CSR) requires activation-induced deaminase (AID) to instigate double-stranded DNA breaks at the immunoglobulin locus. DNA breaks activate the DNA damage response (DDR) by inducing phosphorylation of histone H2AX followed by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair. We carried out a genome-wide screen to identify CSR factors. We found that Usp22, Eny2, and Atxn7, members of the Spt-Ada-Gcn5-acetyltransferase (SAGA) deubiquitination module, are required for deubiquitination of H2BK120ub following DNA damage, are critical for CSR, and function downstream of AID...
May 17, 2016: Cell Reports
Hua-Dong Zhao, Hai-Li Tang, Ning-Ning Liu, Ya-Li Zhao, Qin-Qin Liu, Xiao-Shan Zhu, Lin-Tao Jia, Chun-Fang Gao, An-Gang Yang, Jun-Tang Li
Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) aberrance has been implicated in several malignancies; however, whether USP22 plays a role in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) remains unclear. Here, we report that USP22 expression is highly elevated in ATC tissues, which positively correlated with tumor size, extracapsular invasion, clinical stages, and poor prognosis of ATC patients. In vitro assays showed that USP22 depletion suppressed ATC cell survival and proliferation by decreasing Rb phosphorylation and cyclin D2, inactivating Akt, and simultaneously upregulating Rb; USP22 silencing restrained cell migration and invasion by inhibiting epithelial-mesenchymal transition; USP22 knockdown promoted mitochondrion- mediated and caspase-dependent apoptosis by upregulating Bax and Bid and promoting caspase-3 activation...
May 24, 2016: Oncotarget
Boyko S Atanassov, Ryan D Mohan, Xianjiang Lan, Xianghong Kuang, Yue Lu, Kevin Lin, Elizabeth McIvor, Wenqian Li, Ying Zhang, Laurence Florens, Stephanie D Byrum, Samuel G Mackintosh, Tammy Calhoun-Davis, Evangelia Koutelou, Li Wang, Dean G Tang, Alan J Tackett, Michael P Washburn, Jerry L Workman, Sharon Y R Dent
Histone H2B monoubiquitination (H2Bub1) is centrally involved in gene regulation. The deubiquitination module (DUBm) of the SAGA complex is a major regulator of global H2Bub1 levels, and components of this DUBm are linked to both neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Unexpectedly, we find that ablation of USP22, the enzymatic center of the DUBm, leads to a reduction, rather than an increase, in global H2bub1 levels. In contrast, depletion of non-enzymatic components, ATXN7L3 or ENY2, results in increased H2Bub1...
May 19, 2016: Molecular Cell
Johanna Melo-Cardenas, Yusi Zhang, Donna D Zhang, Deyu Fang
Deubiquitylases remove ubiquitin moieties from different substrates to regulate protein activity and cell homeostasis. Since this posttranslational modification plays a role in several different cellular functions, its deregulation has been associated with different pathologies. Aberrant expression of the Ubiquitin-Specific Peptidase 22 (USP22) has been associated with poor cancer prognosis and neurological disorders. However, little is known about USP22 role in these pathologies or in normal physiology. This review summarizes the current knowledge about USP22 function from yeast to human and provides an overview of the possible mechanisms by which USP22 is emerging as a potential oncogene...
July 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Jianyong Xiao, Yingying Li, Wenyin Zhang, Yanni Jiang, Biaoyan Du, Yuhui Tan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the precise role of miR-34b in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of miR-34b and transcription of ubiquitin-specific peptidase 22 (USP22) were examined using quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Western blot analysis was used to measure the protein expression of USP22. A dualluciferase assay was used to investigate the interaction between miR-34b and USP22. Cell viability was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide assay...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Jian-Xia Shi, Qi-Jin Wang, Hui Li, Qin Huang
Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) has been reported to mediate various cellular processes, including cell proliferation and apoptosis. However, its role in high glucose-induced podocytes and diabetic rats remains unknown. In the current study, podocytes were treated with different concentrations of d-glucose to establish a high glucose-induced injury model. Additionally, intravenous tail injection of rats with 65 mg kg(-1) of streptozotocin (STZ) was performed to establish a diabetic rat model. Our findings showed that the treatment of podocytes with high d-glucose significantly increased the USP22 expression level...
April 26, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
S Vijayalingam, T Subramanian, Ling-Jun Zhao, G Chinnadurai
UNLABELLED: The cell-transforming activity of human adenovirus 5 (hAd5) E1A is mediated by the N-terminal half of E1A, which interacts with three different major cellular protein complexes, p300/CBP, TRRAP/p400, and pRb family members. Among these protein interactions, the interaction of pRb family proteins with conserved region 2 (CR2) of E1A is known to promote cell proliferation by deregulating the activities of E2F family transcription factors. The functional consequences of interaction with the other two protein complexes in regulating the transforming activity of E1A are not well defined...
November 11, 2015: Journal of Virology
Hui Yang, Shuai Liu, Wen-Tian He, Jian Zhao, Lei-Lei Jiang, Hong-Yu Hu
Human ataxin 7 (Atx7) is a component of the deubiquitination module (DUBm) in the Spt-Ada-Gcn5-acetyltransferase (SAGA) complex for transcriptional regulation, and expansion of its polyglutamine (polyQ) tract leads to spinocerebellar ataxia type 7. However, how polyQ expansion of Atx7 affects DUBm function remains elusive. We investigated the effects of polyQ-expanded Atx7 on ubiquitin-specific protease (USP22), an interacting partner of Atx7 functioning in deubiquitination of histone H2B. The results showed that the inclusions or aggregates formed by polyQ-expanded Atx7 specifically sequester USP22 through their interactions mediated by the N-terminal zinc finger domain of Atx7...
September 4, 2015: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Jianjun Xiong, Zhen Gong, Xiaou Zhou, Jianyun Liu, H E Jiang, Ping Wu, Weidong Li
Elevated expression of ubiquitin-specific processing enzyme 22 (USP22) was identified in multiple types of human cancers, and was correlated with tumorigenesis and progression. Despite an increase in the numbers of studies in the physiological function of USP22, little is known regarding the regulation of its expression. The 5' flanking sequence of the USP22 gene was recently characterized. In the present study, USP22 transcription was regulated by p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). Treatment of human cervical carcinoma (HeLa) cells with SB203580, an inhibitor of p38 MAPK, enhanced basal USP22 promoter activity and mRNA abundance...
July 2015: Biomedical Reports
Ying-Li Liu, Jie Zheng, Li-Juan Tang, Wei Han, Jian-Min Wang, Dian-Wu Liu, Qing-Bao Tian
Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) can regulate the cell cycle and apoptosis in many cancer cell types, while it is still unclear whether the deubiquitinating enzyme activity of USP22 is necessary for these processes. As little is known about the impact of USP22 on the growth of HeLa cell, we observed whether USP22 can effectively regulate HeLa cell growth as well as the necessity of deubiquitinating enzyme activity for these processes in HeLa cell. In this study, we demonstrate that USP22 can regulate cell cycle but not apoptosis in HeLa cell...
November 1, 2015: Gene
Sandeep Kumar Bansal, Nishi Gupta, Satya Narayan Sankhwar, Singh Rajender
BACKGROUND: It was believed earlier that spermatozoa have no traces of RNA because of loss of most of the cytoplasm. Recent studies have revealed the presence of about 3000 different kinds of mRNAs in ejaculated spermatozoa. However, the correlation of transcriptome profile with infertility remains obscure. METHODS: Total RNA from sperm (after exclusion of somatic cells) of 60 men consisting of individuals with known fertility (n=20), idiopathic infertility (normozoospermic patients, n=20), and asthenozoospermia (n=20) was isolated...
2015: PloS One
Zijing Wang, Linlin Zhu, Tianjiao Guo, Yiping Wang, Jinlin Yang
This study aimed to evaluate the expression of H2B monoubiquitination enzyme (uH2B) and ubiquitin-specific protease enzyme 22 (USP22) in colon carcinoma and establish a correlation between the expression of these enzymes and clinicopathological parameters. The modification levels of uH2B and USP22 in 20 noncancerous and 129 cancerous colon samples were studied by immunohistochemistry. We used a dual-rated semiquantitative method to classify the expression according to 3 levels and analyzed these results. uH2B was abundant in the normal colon epithelium, but its expression was decreased in colon cancers (P < ...
July 2015: Human Pathology
Bo Tang, Fang Tang, Bo Li, Shengguang Yuan, Qing Xu, Stephen Tomlinson, Junfei Jin, Wei Hu, Songqing He
Ubiquitin-specific protease 22 (USP22) removes ubiquitin from histones, thus regulating gene transcription. The expression frequency and expression levels of USP22 were significantly higher in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than in normal liver tissues. High USP22 expression in HCC was significantly correlated with clinical stage and tumor grade. Kaplan-Meier analysis showed that elevated USP22 expression predicted poorer overall survival and recurrence-free survival. High USP22 expression was also associated with shortened survival time in patients at advanced tumor stages and with high grade HCC...
May 20, 2015: Oncotarget
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