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Xuejuan Wang, Salar Ahmad, Zhihui Zhang, Jacques Côté, Gang Cai
The NuA4/TIP60 acetyltransferase complex is required for gene regulation, DNA repair and cell cycle progression. The limited structural information impeded understanding of NuA4/TIP60 assembly and regulatory mechanism. Here, we report the 4.7 Å cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) structure of a NuA4/TIP60 TEEAA assembly (Tra1, Eaf1, Eaf5, actin and Arp4) and the 7.6 Å cryo-EM structure of a TEEAA-piccolo assembly (Esa1, Epl1, Yng2 and Eaf6). The Tra1 and Eaf1 constitute the assembly scaffold. The Eaf1 SANT domain tightly binds to the LBE and FATC domains of Tra1 by ionic interactions...
March 20, 2018: Nature Communications
Ahmed H Ghobashi, Maher A Kamel
The maintenance of genome integrity is essential for organism survival. Therefore, eukaryotic cells possess many DNA repair mechanisms in response to DNA damage. Acetyltransferase, Tip60, plays a central role in ATM and p53 activation which are involved in DNA repair. Recent works uncovered the roles of Tip60 in ATM and p53 activation and how Tip60 is recruited to double-strand break sites. Moreover, recent works have demonstrated the role of Tip60 in cancer progression. Here, we review the current understanding of how Tip60 activates both ATM and p53 in response to DNA damage and his new roles in tumorigenesis...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Applied Genetics
Yan Yang, Kai Xue, Zhi Li, Wei Zheng, Weijie Dong, Jiazhe Song, Shijie Sun, Tonghui Ma, Wenzhe Li
Overexpression of c-Myc is involved in the tumorigenesis of B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B‑ALL), but the mechanism is not well understood. In the present study, a c‑Myc‑knockdown model (Raji‑KD) was established using Raji cells, and it was indicated that c‑Myc regulates the expression of genes associated with cell cycle progression in G2/M‑phase, cyclin D kinase (CDK)1 and cyclin B1, by modulating 60 kDa Tat‑interactive protein (TIP60)/males absent on the first (MOF)‑mediated histone H4 acetylation (AcH4), which was then completely restored by re‑introduction of the c‑Myc gene into the Raji‑KD cells...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Yuzhe Zhang, Ming Lei, Xiajie Yang, Yue Feng, Yuan Yang, Peter Loppnau, Yanjun Li, Yi Yang, Jinrong Min, Yanli Liu
TIP60 consists of an N-terminal chromo barrel domain (TIP60-CB) and a C-terminal acetyltransferase domain and acetylates histone and non-histone proteins in diverse cellular processes. While TIP60-CB is thought to recognize histone tails, molecular details of this interaction remain unclear. Here, we attempted a quantitative analysis of the interaction between the human TIP60-CB and histone peptides, but did not observe any detectable binding by either fluorescence polarization or isothermal titration calorimetry assays...
March 1, 2018: FEBS Letters
Xin Xie, Zhaoping Xu, Chenghe Wang, Chen Fang, Juping Zhao, Le Xu, Xiaoqiang Qian, Jun Dai, Fukang Sun, Danfeng Xu, Wei He
Tip60, an oncogene, accelerates cell growth by regulating androgen receptor translocation into the nucleus in prostate cancer. However, the mechanism of Tip60 in the response of prostate cancer to radiotherapy, and radioresistance, has not been studied. Using human prostate cancer samples and two human prostate cancer cell lines (LNCaP and DU145), Tip60 protein expression and the acetylation of ataxia telangiectasia mutant (ATM) were analysed by western blotting and immunoprecipitation. Tip60 was downregulated with small interfering RNA...
February 2018: FEBS Open Bio
Bharti Jaiswal, Ashish Gupta
Nuclear receptors are transcription factors that binds to specific DNA sequences known as hormone response elements located upstream of their target genes. Transcriptional activity of NRs can be modulated by binding of the compatible ligand and transient interaction with cellular coregulators functioning either as coactivators or as corepressors. Many coactivator proteins possess intrinsic histone acetyl transferase (HAT) activity that catalyzes the acetylation of specific lysine residues in histone tails and loosens the histone-DNA interaction thereby facilitating access of transcriptional factors to the regulatory sequences of the DNA...
February 6, 2018: Endocrinology
Lijuan Feng, Zhen Shi, Jing Xie, Binbin Ma, Xin Chen
Tissue homeostasis depends on the ability of tissue-specific adult stem cells to maintain a balance between proliferation and differentiation, as well as ensure DNA damage repair. Here, we use the Drosophila male germline stem cell system to study how a chromatin factor, enhancer of polycomb [E(Pc)], regulates the proliferation-to-differentiation (mitosis-to-meiosis) transition and DNA damage repair. We identified two critical targets of E(Pc). First, E(Pc) represses CycB transcription, likely through modulating H4 acetylation...
January 23, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Prisca Brauns-Schubert, Florian Schubert, Manuela Wissler, Martina Weiss, Lisa Schlicher, Simon Bessler, Mariam Safavi, Cornelius Miething, Christoph Borner, Tilman Brummer, Ulrich Maurer
The acetyltransferase TIP60 is regulated by phosphorylation, and we have previously shown that phosphorylation of TIP60 on S86 by GSK-3 promotes p53-mediated induction of the BCL-2 protein PUMA. TIP60 phosphorylation by GSK-3 requires a priming phosphorylation on S90, and here, we identify CDK9 as a TIP60S90 kinase. We demonstrate that a phosphorylation-deficient mutant, TIP60S90A, exhibits reduced interaction with chromatin, histone 3 and RNA Pol II, while its association with the TIP60 complex subunit EPC1 is not affected...
January 15, 2018: EMBO Reports
Ling-Jun Zhao, Paul M Loewenstein, Maurice Green
The proto-oncogene MYC is a transcription factor over-expressed in many cancers and required for cell survival. Its function is regulated by histone acetyltransferase (HAT) complexes, such as the GCN5 complex and the NuA4/Tip60 complex. However, the roles of the HAT complexes during MYC function in cancer have not been well characterized. We recently showed that adenovirus E1A and its N-terminal 80 aa region, E1A 1-80, interact with the NuA4 complex, through the E1A TRRAP-targeting (ET) domain, and enhance MYC association with the NuA4 complex...
November 2017: Genes & Cancer
Hironori Nishitsuji, Saneyuki Ujino, Keisuke Harada, Kunitada Shimotohno
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a global major health problem with over one million deaths annually caused by chronic liver damage. Understanding host factors that modulate HBV replication may aid the development of anti-HBV therapies. Our recent genome-wide small interfering RNA screen using recombinant HBV demonstrated that TIP60 inhibited HBV infection. Here, we show that TIP60 complex contributes to anti-HBV defense. The TIP60 complex bound to the HBV promoter and suppressed HBV transcription driven by the precore/core promoter...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
Yanzhou Zhang, Grace SuShin Chia, Cheng Yong Tham, Sudhakar Jha
The wound-healing assay is efficient and one of the most economical ways to study cell migration in vitro. Conventionally, images are taken at the beginning and end of an experiment using a phase-contrast microscope, and the migration abilities of cells are evaluated by the closure of wounds. However, cell movement is a dynamic phenomenon, and a conventional method does not allow for tracking single-cell movement. To improve current wound-healing assays, we use live-cell imaging techniques to monitor cell migration in real time...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Feng Wang, Liqing Wang, Jian Wu, Ivan Sokirniy, Phuong Nguyen, Thomas Bregnard, Joseph Weinstock, Michael Mattern, Irina Bezsonova, Wayne W Hancock, Suresh Kumar
Accumulation of Foxp3+ T-regulatory (Treg) cells in the tumor microenvironment is associated with tumor immune evasion and poor patient outcome in the case of many solid tumors. Current therapeutic strategies for blocking Treg functions are not Treg-specific, and display only modest and transient efficacy. Recent studies revealed that ubiquitin-specific protease 7 (USP7) is essential for Treg functions by stabilizing expression of Tip60 and Foxp3, which together are central to the development and maintenance of the Treg cell lineage...
2017: PloS One
Jing Guo, Wenjun Zhou, Ying-Jie Niu, Kyung-Tae Shin, Young Tae Heo, Nam-Hyung Kim, Xiang-Shun Cui
The acetyltransferase TIP60 (also known as Kat5) is a member of the MYST family of histone acetyltransferases and was initially identified as a cellular protein. TIP60 acetylates histone and non-histone proteins and is involved in diverse biological processes, including apoptosis, cell cycle, and DNA damage responses. In this study, a specific inhibitor of TIP60 was used to detect the function of TIP60 in porcine parthenogenetic embryos. The results showed that TIP60 inhibition impaired porcine parthenogenetic embryonic development...
March 1, 2018: Theriogenology
He Huang, Zhouqing Luo, Shankang Qi, Jing Huang, Peng Xu, Xiuxuan Wang, Li Gao, Fangyi Li, Jian Wang, Wenhui Zhao, Wei Gu, Zhucheng Chen, Lunzhi Dai, Junbiao Dai, Yingming Zhao
Short-chain fatty acids and their corresponding acyl-CoAs sit at the crossroads of metabolic pathways and play important roles in diverse cellular processes. They are also precursors for protein post-translational lysine acylation modifications. A noteworthy example is the newly identified lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation (Khib ) that is derived from 2-hydroxyisobutyrate and 2-hydroxyisobutyryl-CoA. Histone Khib has been shown to be associated with active gene expression in spermatogenic cells. However, the key elements that regulate this post-translational lysine acylation pathway remain unknown...
January 2018: Cell Research
Xiao Fang, Guojun Lu, Kyungsoo Ha, Han Lin, Ye Du, Qiuhong Zuo, Yi Fu, Chaoxia Zou, Pumin Zhang
Tumor cells often encounter hypoglycemic microenvironment due to rapid cell expansion. It remains elusive how tumors reprogram the genome to survive the metabolic stress. The tumor suppressor TIP60 functions as the catalytic subunit of the human NuA4 histone acetyltransferase (HAT) multi-subunit complex and is involved in many different cellular processes including DNA damage response, cell growth and apoptosis. Attenuation of TIP60 expression has been detected in various tumor types. The function of TIP60 in tumor development has not been fully understood...
January 15, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
Hai-Xiang Hu, Jing Sun, Ya-Jing Gao, Hong Fang, Shao-Qiang Xu, Jing Dong, Li-Zhao Wei, Shao-Bo Luo, Chuan-Yun Shen, Qi-Long Zhang, Ya-Lan Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a modified Wuzi Yanzong Pill (, WZYZP) on the male rats' testis after microwave radiation, as well as its potential mechanism. METHODS: Forty-five male rats were randomly assigned to three groups: the control group, the radiation group, and the WZYZP group. The rats in the radiation group and WZYZP group were exposed to microwave radiation for 15 min once, while the rats in the control group were not exposed to any radiation...
October 24, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
Deepa Rajagopalan, Amit Kumar Pandey, Magdalene Claire Xiuzhen, Kwok Kin Lee, Shainan Hora, Yanzhou Zhang, Boon Haow Chua, Hui Si Kwok, Shreshtha Sailesh Bhatia, Lih Wen Deng, Daniel G Tenen, Dennis Kappei, Sudhakar Jha
HIV1-TAT interactive protein (TIP60) is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor. However, the potential mechanisms endowing its tumor suppressor ability remain incompletely understood. It plays a vital role in virus-induced cancers where TIP60 down-regulates the expression of human papillomavirus (HPV) oncoprotein E6 which in turn destabilizes TIP60. This intrigued us to identify the role of TIP60, in the context of a viral infection, where it is targeted by oncoproteins. Through an array of molecular biology techniques such as Chromatin immunoprecipitation, expression analysis and mass spectrometry, we establish the hitherto unknown role of TIP60 in repressing the expression of the catalytic subunit of the human telomerase complex, TERT, a key driver for immortalization...
October 2017: PLoS Pathogens
Xiaoling Bao, Heng Liu, Xing Liu, Ke Ruan, Yonghui Zhang, Zhiyong Zhang, Qi Hu, Ying Liu, Saima Akram, Jiahai Zhang, Qingguo Gong, Wenwen Wang, Xiao Yuan, Jian Li, Lingli Zhao, Zhen Dou, Ruijun Tian, Xuebiao Yao, Jihui Wu, Yunyu Shi
Stable transmission of genetic information during cell division requires faithful mitotic spindle assembly and chromosome segregation. The Ran GTPase plays a key role in mitotic spindle assembly. However, how the generation of a chemical gradient of Ran-GTP at the spindle is coupled to mitotic post-translational modifications has never been characterized. Here, we solved the complex structure of Ran with the nucleotide release factor Mog1 and delineated a novel mitosis-specific acetylation-regulated Ran-Mog1 interaction during chromosome segregation...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
Ozge Gursoy-Yuzugullu, Chelsea Carman, Brendan D Price
The n-terminal tail of histone H4 recruits repair proteins, including 53BP1, to DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) and undergoes dynamic acetylation during DSB repair. However, how H4 acetylation (H4Ac) recruits repair proteins and reorganizes chromatin during DNA repair is unclear. Here, we show that the bromodomain protein BRD2 is recruited to DSBs. This recruitment requires binding of BRD2's tandem bromodomains to H4Ac, which is generated at DSBs by the Tip60/KAT5 acetyltransferase. Binding of BRD2 to H4Ac protects the underlying acetylated chromatin from attack by histone deacetylases and allows acetylation to spread along the flanking chromatin...
October 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
Yi-Li Feng, Ji-Feng Xiang, Si-Cheng Liu, Tao Guo, Guo-Fang Yan, Ye Feng, Na Kong, Hao-Dan Li, Yang Huang, Hui Lin, Xiu-Jun Cai, An-Yong Xie
Phosphorylated histone H2AX, termed 'γH2AX', mediates the chromatin response to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in mammalian cells. H2AX deficiency increases the numbers of unrepaired DSBs and translocations, which are partly associated with defects in non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) and contributing to genomic instability in cancer. However, the role of γH2AX in NHEJ of general DSBs has yet to be clearly defined. Here, we showed that despite little effect on overall NHEJ efficiency, H2AX deficiency causes a surprising bias towards accurate NHEJ and shorter deletions in NHEJ products...
October 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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