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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534230/trueperella-pyogenes-isolated-from-a-brain-abscess-of-an-adult-roebuck-capreolus-capreolus
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Jörn-Peter Wickhorst, Abdulwahed Ahmed Hassan, Omar Hashim Sheet, Tobias Eisenberg, Osama Sammra, Mazen Alssahen, Christoph Lämmler, Ellen Prenger-Berninghoff, Michael Zschöck, Markus Timke, Amir Abdulmawjood
The present study was designed to characterize phenotypically and genotypically a Trueperella pyogenes strain isolated from a brain abscess of an adult roebuck (Capreolus capreolus). The species identity could be confirmed by phenotypical investigations, by MALDI-TOF MS analysis, and by sequencing the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene, the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer region (ISR); by sequencing the target genes rpoB, gap, and tuf; and by detection of T. pyogenes chaperonin-encoding gene cpn60 with a previously developed loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay...
May 23, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525768/hsp60-takes-a-hit-inhibition-of-mitochondrial-protein-folding
#2
Sundararajan Venkatesh, Carolyn K Suzuki
In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology,Wiechmann et al. (2017) identify mitochondrial chaperonin HSP60 as a direct target of myrtucommulone (MC), a nonprenylated acylphloroglucinol that is well known for its apoptotic activity in cancer cells. The authors propose MC as a chemical probe to study HSP60 biology and a potential chemotherapeutic agent in treating cancer and other HSP60-associated diseases.
May 18, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496436/myxococcus-xanthus-dk1622-coordinates-expressions-of-the-duplicate-groel-and-single-groes-genes-for-synergistic-functions-of-groels-and-groes
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Li Zhuo, Yan Wang, Zheng Zhang, Jian Li, Xiao-Hua Zhang, Yue-Zhong Li
Chaperonin GroEL (Cpn60) requires cofactor GroES (Cpn10) for protein refolding in bacteria that possess single groEL and groES genes in a bicistronic groESL operon. Among 4,861 completely-sequenced prokaryotic genomes, 884 possess duplicate groEL genes and 770 possess groEL genes with no neighboring groES. It is unclear whether stand-alone groEL requires groES in order to function and, if required, how duplicate groEL genes and unequal groES genes balance their expressions. In Myxococcus xanthus DK1622, we determined that, while duplicate groELs were alternatively deletable, the single groES that clusters with groEL1 was essential for cell survival...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495561/function-of-a-thermophilic-archaeal-chaperonin-is-enhanced-by-electrostatic-interactions-with-its-targets
#4
Le Gao, Ryota Hidese, Shinsuke Fujiwara
Molecular chaperonin CpkB from Thermococcus kodakarensis possesses a unique negatively charged carboxy-terminal region that functions in target protein recognition. In the present study, green fluorescent protein (GFP), 4-oxalocrotonate tautomerase (4OTA) and glutamine:fructose-6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT) were fused with a positively charged tag, selected using docking simulation in silico, to enhance their electrostatic interactions with CpkB. Target proteins were heated at 75°C in the presence or absence of CpkB, and the remaining enzymatic activity was measured...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489858/knotting-and-unknotting-proteins-in-the-chaperonin-cage-effects-of-the-excluded-volume
#5
Szymon Niewieczerzal, Joanna I Sulkowska
Molecular dynamics simulations are used to explore the effects of chaperonin-like cages on knotted proteins with very low sequence similarity, different depths of a knot but with a similar fold, and the same type of topology. The investigated proteins are VirC2, DndE and MJ0366 with two depths of a knot. A comprehensive picture how encapsulation influences folding rates is provided based on the analysis of different cage sizes and temperature conditions. Neither of these two effects with regard to knotted proteins has been studied by means of molecular dynamics simulations with coarse-grained structure-based models before...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463997/asymmetry-in-the-function-and-dynamics-of-the-cytosolic-group-ii-chaperonin-cct-tric
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Yohei Y Yamamoto, Yuko Uno, Eiryo Sha, Kentaro Ikegami, Noriyuki Ishii, Naoshi Dohmae, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Yuji C Sasaki, Masafumi Yohda
The eukaryotic group II chaperonin, the chaperonin-containing t-complex polypeptide 1 (CCT), plays an important role in cytosolic proteostasis. It has been estimated that as much as 10% of cytosolic proteins interact with CCT during their folding process. CCT is composed of 8 different paralogous subunits. Due to its complicated structure, molecular and biochemical investigations of CCT have been difficult. In this study, we constructed an expression system for CCT from a thermophilic fungus, Chaetomium thermophilum (CtCCT), by using E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461478/sequential-allosteric-mechanism-of-atp-hydrolysis-by-the-cct-tric-chaperone-is-revealed-through-arrhenius-analysis
#7
Ranit Gruber, Michael Levitt, Amnon Horovitz
Knowing the mechanism of allosteric switching is important for understanding how molecular machines work. The CCT/TRiC chaperonin nanomachine undergoes ATP-driven conformational changes that are crucial for its folding function. Here, we demonstrate that insight into its allosteric mechanism of ATP hydrolysis can be achieved by Arrhenius analysis. Our results show that ATP hydrolysis triggers sequential ‟conformational waves." They also suggest that these waves start from subunits CCT6 and CCT8 (or CCT3 and CCT6) and proceed clockwise and counterclockwise, respectively...
May 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457707/mitochondrial-chaperonin-hsp60-is-the-apoptosis-related-target-for-myrtucommulone
#8
Katja Wiechmann, Hans Müller, Stefanie König, Natalie Wielsch, Aleš Svatoš, Johann Jauch, Oliver Werz
The acylphloroglucinol myrtucommulone A (MC) causes mitochondrial dysfunctions by direct interference leading to apoptosis in cancer cells, but the molecular targets involved are unknown. Here, we reveal the chaperonin heat-shock protein 60 (HSP60) as a molecular target of MC that seemingly modulates HSP60-mediated mitochondrial functions. Exploiting an unbiased, discriminative protein fishing approach using MC as bait and mitochondrial lysates from leukemic HL-60 cells as target source identified HSP60 as an MC-binding protein...
May 18, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445748/directional-force-originating-from-atp-hydrolysis-drives-the-groel-conformational-change
#9
Jie Liu, Kannan Sankar, Yuan Wang, Kejue Jia, Robert L Jernigan
Protein functional mechanisms usually require conformational changes, and often there are known structures for the different conformational states. However, usually neither the origin of the driving force nor the underlying pathways for these conformational transitions is known. Exothermic chemical reactions may be an important source of forces that drive conformational changes. Here we investigate this type of force originating from ATP hydrolysis in the chaperonin GroEL, by applying forces originating from the chemical reaction...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430446/piecing-together-the-allosteric-patterns-of-chaperonin-groel
#10
Jin Chen, Qian Zhang, Weitong Ren, Wenfei Li
Despite considerable efforts, elucidating the allostery of large macromolecular assemblies at a molecular level in solution remains technically challenging due to its structural complexity. Here we have employed an approach combining amide backbone hydrogen/deuterium exchange coupled with mass spectrometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, and molecular simulations to characterize allosteric patterns of chaperonin GroEL, an ∼800 kDa tetradecamer from E. coli. Using available crystal structures of GroEL, we quantitatively map out GroEL allosteric changes in solution by resolving exchange behaviors of 133 overlapping proteolytic peptides with more than 95% sequence coverage...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424530/molecular-diagnostic-assays-based-on-cpn60-ut-sequences-reveal-the-geographic-distribution-of-subgroup-16srxiii-a-i-i-phytoplasma-in-mexico
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Edel Pérez-López, Douglas Rodríguez-Martínez, Chrystel Y Olivier, Mauricio Luna-Rodríguez, Tim J Dumonceaux
Geographically diverse samples from strawberry exhibiting symptoms of Strawberry Green Petal (SbGP), periwinkle plants with virescence, and blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry plants displaying yellowing and inedible fruits, were assayed for the presence of phytoplasma DNA. PCR targeting the 16S rRNA-encoding gene and chaperonin-60 (cpn60) showed that the plants were infected with phytoplasma subgroup16SrXIII-(A/I)I (SbGP/MPV). To examine the geographic distribution of this pathogen in Mexico, we designed an array of cpn60-targeted molecular diagnostic assays for SbGP/MPV phytoplasma...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401568/a-secreted-chitinase-like-protein-osclp-supports-root-growth-through-calcium-signaling-in-oryza-sativa
#12
Jingni Wu, Yiming Wang, Sang Gon Kim, Ki-Hong Jung, Ravi Gupta, Joonyup Kim, Younghoon Park, Kyu Young Kang, Sun Tae Kim
Chitinases belong to a conserved protein family and play multiple roles in defense, development, and growth regulation in plants. Here, we identified a secreted chitinase-like protein, OsCLP, which functions in rice growth. A T-DNA insertion mutant of OsCLP (osclp) showed significant retardation of root and shoot growth. A comparative proteomic analysis was carried out using root tissue of wild-type and the osclp mutant to understand the OsCLP-mediated rice growth retardation. Results obtained revealed that proteins related to glycolysis (phosphoglycerate kinase), stress adaption (chaperonin) and calcium signaling (calreticulin and CDPK1) were differentially regulated in osclp roots...
April 12, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396349/biochemical-and-genetic-analysis-of-the-chlamydia-groel-chaperonins
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Melissa Illingworth, Anna J Hooppaw, Lu Ruan, Derek J Fisher, Lingling Chen
Chaperonins are essential for cellular growth under normal and stressful conditions and consequently represent one of the most conserved and ancient protein classes. The paradigm Escherichia coli chaperonin, EcGroEL, and its cochaperonin, EcGroES, assist folding of proteins via an ATP-dependent mechanism. In addition to the presence of groEL and groES homologs, groEL paralogs are found in many bacteria, including pathogens, and have evolved poorly understood species-specific functions. Chlamydia spp., which are obligate intracellular bacteria, have reduced genomes that nonetheless encode three groEL genes, ChgroEL, ChgroEL2 and ChgroEL3 We hypothesized that ChGroEL is the bona-fide chaperonin, while the paralogs perform novel, Chlamydia-specific functions...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378385/functional-characterization-of-lotp-from-liberibacter-asiaticus
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Flavia Loto, Janelle F Coyle, Kaylie A Padgett, Fernando A Pagliai, Christopher L Gardner, Graciela L Lorca, Claudio F Gonzalez
Liberibacter asiaticus is an unculturable parasitic bacterium of the alphaproteobacteria group hosted by both citrus plants and a psyllid insect vector (Diaphorina citri). In the citrus tree, the bacteria thrive only inside the phloem, causing a systemically incurable and deadly plant disease named citrus greening or Huanglongbing. Currently, all commercial citrus cultivars in production are susceptible to L. asiaticus, representing a serious threat to the citrus industry worldwide. The technical inability to isolate and culture L...
May 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375158/cct6a-suppresses-smad2-and-promotes-prometastatic-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Zhe Ying, Han Tian, Yun Li, Rong Lian, Wei Li, Shanshan Wu, Hui-Zhong Zhang, Jueheng Wu, Lei Liu, Junwei Song, Hongyu Guan, Junchao Cai, Xun Zhu, Jun Li, Mengfeng Li
Paradoxically, during early tumor development in many cancer types, TGF-β acts as a tumor suppressor, whereas in the advanced stages of these cancers, increased TGF-β expression is linked to high metastasis and poor prognosis. These findings suggest that unidentified mechanisms may function to rewire TGF-β signaling toward its prometastatic role in cancer cells. Our current study using non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) cell lines, animal models, and clinical specimens demonstrates that suppression of SMAD2, with SMAD3 function intact, switches TGF-β-induced transcriptional responses to a prometastatic state...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331079/characterization-and-vaccine-potential-of-membrane-vesicles-produced-by-francisella-noatunensis-subsp-orientalis-in-an-adult-zebrafish-model
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Leidy Lagos, Julia I Tandberg, Urska Repnik, Preben Boysen, Erik Ropstad, Deepa Varkey, Ian T Paulsen, Hanne C Winther-Larsen
Vaccine development against extracellular bacteria has been important for the sustainability of the aquaculture industry. In contrast, infections with intracellular pathogens remain largely an unresolved problem. Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis is a Gram-negative, facultative intracellular bacterium that causes the disease francisellosis in fish. Francisellosis is commonly characterized as a chronic granulomatous disease with high morbidity and can result in high mortality depending on the host. In this study, we explored the potential of bacterial membrane vesicles (MVs) as a vaccine agent against F...
May 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295377/time-restricted-feeding-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiometabolic-disorders
#17
Girish C Melkani, Satchidananda Panda
The soaring prevalence of obesity and diabetes is associated with an increase in comorbidities, including elevated risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). CVDs continue to be among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. While increased nutrition intake from an energy dense diet is known to disrupt metabolic homeostasis and contributes to the disease risk, circadian rhythm disruption is emerging as a new risk factor for CVD. Circadian rhythms coordinate cardiovascular health via temporal control of organismal metabolism and physiology...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283754/leishmania-donovani-chaperonin-10-regulates-parasite-internalization-and-intracellular-survival-in-human-macrophages
#18
Lucie Colineau, Joachim Clos, Kyung-Mee Moon, Leonard J Foster, Neil E Reiner
Protozoa of the genus Leishmania infect macrophages in their mammalian hosts causing a spectrum of diseases known as the leishmaniases. The search for leishmania effectors that support macrophage infection is a focus of significant interest. One such candidate is leishmania chaperonin 10 (CPN10) which is secreted in exosomes and may have immunosuppressive properties. Here, we report for the first time that leishmania CPN10 localizes to the cytosol of infected macrophages. Next, we generated two genetically modified strains of Leishmania donovani (Ld): one strain overexpressing CPN10 (CPN10+++) and the second, a CPN10 single allele knockdown (CPN10+/-), as the null mutant was lethal...
March 11, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274294/mitochondria-during-sea-urchin-oogenesis
#19
Maria Agnello, Maria Carmela Roccheri, Giovanni Morici, Anna Maria Rinaldi
Sea urchin represents an ideal model for studies on fertilization and early development, but the achievement of egg competence and mitochondrial behaviour during oogenesis remain to be enlightened. Oocytes of echinoid, such as sea urchin, unlike other echinoderms and other systems, complete meiotic maturation before fertilization. Mitochondria, the powerhouse of eukaryotic cells, contain a multi-copy of the maternally inherited genome, and are involved directly at several levels in the reproductive processes, as their functional status influences the quality of oocytes and contributes to fertilization and embryogenesis...
March 9, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271487/groel-and-the-groel-groes-complex
#20
Noriyuki Ishii
Chaperonin is categorized as a molecular chaperone and mediates the formation of the native conformation of proteins by first preventing folding during synthesis or membrane translocation and subsequently by mediating the step-wise ATP-dependent release that result in proper folding. In the GroEL-GroES complex, a single heptameric GroEL ring binds one GroES ring in the presence of ATP/ADP, in this vein, the double ring GroEL tetradecamer is present in two distinct types of GroEL-GroES complexes: asymmetric 1:1 "bullet"-shaped GroEL:GroES and symmetric 1:2 "football" (American football)-shaped GroEL:GroES2...
2017: Sub-cellular Biochemistry
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