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Jun Wang, Yong Cao, Bin Qiu, Jianyong Du, Tingting Wang, Chao Wang, Ran Deng, Xudong Shi, Kai Gao, Zhongwen Xie, Weidong Yong
This study aimed to investigate the role of protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) on bone and cartilage development using both in vivo and in vitro approaches. Six- to 8-week- old male PP5 knockout mice (KO) and their wild-type (WT) littermate controls were randomly selected for this study, and their body weights and bone (femur) lengths were measured. Micro-computed tomography scanning (Micro-CT) was performed to determine femoral bone density and micro-architecture. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from bone marrow were used to examine the effects of PP5 on osteogenesis in vitro...
February 12, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Jianlei Xie, Meng Han, Miaojun Zhang, Haiteng Deng, Wei Wu
Dishevelled (Dvl) family proteins are key mediators of Wnt signalling and function in both canonical and noncanonical branches. Dvl2, the most studied Dvl protein, is extensively regulated by phosphorylation. Several kinases were found to be critical for Dvl2 localisation, stability control and functional segregation. For example, S143-phosphorylated Dvl2 was detected, together with CK1δ/ε, at the centrosome and basal body of primary cilia and plays pivotal roles during ciliogenesis. However, relatively less is known about Dvl dephosphorylation and the phosphatases involved...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Judith Krysiak, Andreas Unger, Lisa Beckendorf, Nazha Hamdani, Marion von Frieling-Salewsky, Margaret M Redfield, Cris G Dos Remedios, Farah Sheikh, Ulrich Gergs, Peter Boknik, Wolfgang A Linke
Serine/threonine protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) is ubiquitously expressed in eukaryotic cells; however, its function in cardiomyocytes is unknown. Under basal conditions, PP5 is autoinhibited, but enzymatic activity rises upon binding of specific factors, such as the chaperone Hsp90. Here we show that PP5 binds and dephosphorylates the elastic N2B-unique sequence (N2Bus) of titin in cardiomyocytes. Using various binding and phosphorylation tests, cell-culture manipulation, and transgenic mouse hearts, we demonstrate that PP5 associates with N2Bus in vitro and in sarcomeres and is antagonistic to several protein kinases, which phosphorylate N2Bus and lower titin-based passive tension...
January 17, 2018: Nature Communications
Youyang Qu, Yu Liu, Li Chen, Yanmei Zhu, Xingjun Xiao, Di Wang, Yulan Zhu
Objectives Cadmium (Cd), an extremely noxious environmental pollutant is known to induce oxidative stress leading to neurodegenerative diseases. Nobiletin, a citrus flavonoid is reported to possess various pharmacological properties. This study investigates the effects of nobiletin over Cd-induced neuronal apoptosis in rodent experimental model. Methods To separate group of male Sprague Dawley rats, Cd (2 mL/kg/day) was subcutaneously injected for one month which results in a dose level of 1 mg/kg Cd. Couple of days prior to Cd injection, the treatment group rats regularly received nobiletin (50, 100, or 200 mg/kg b...
January 16, 2018: Neurological Research
Lance A Stechschulte, Beata Lecka-Czernik
Purpose of review: Post-translational modifications (PTMs), specifically serine phosphorylation, are essential for determination and tuning up an activity of many proteins, including those that are involved in the control of gene transcription. Transcription factors PPARγ2 and RUNX2 are essential for mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) commitment to either adipocyte or osteoblast lineage. This review is summarizing current knowledge how serine phosphorylation PTMs regulate activities of both transcription factors and MSCs lineage commitment...
June 2017: Current Molecular Biology Reports
Feng-Shu Hsieh, Man-Hsin Hung, Cheng-Yi Wang, Yen-Lin Chen, Yung-Jen Hsiao, Ming-Hsien Tsai, Jia-Rong Li, Li-Ju Chen, Chih-Ting Shih, Tzu-I Chao, Kuen-Feng Chen
OBJECTIVES: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) continues to be the top cause of cancer death. To improve the treatment of lung cancer, there is necessity to identify novel oncogenes and investigate their effects on lung carcinogenesis. Protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) has long been known to regulate stress-induced apoptosis and cell proliferation. Recently, PP5 has been found overexpressed and emerged as a viable therapeutic target in various human cancers, but its role in NSCLC remains elusive...
October 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Natela Dushukyan, Diana M Dunn, Rebecca A Sager, Mark R Woodford, David R Loiselle, Michael Daneshvar, Alexander J Baker-Williams, John D Chisholm, Andrew W Truman, Cara K Vaughan, Timothy A Haystead, Gennady Bratslavsky, Dimitra Bourboulia, Mehdi Mollapour
The serine/threonine protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) regulates multiple cellular signaling networks. A number of cellular factors, including heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90), promote the activation of PP5. However, it is unclear whether post-translational modifications also influence PP5 phosphatase activity. Here, we show an "on/off switch" mechanism for PP5 regulation. The casein kinase 1δ (CK1δ) phosphorylates T362 in the catalytic domain of PP5, which activates and enhances phosphatase activity independent of Hsp90...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
Mengjuan Wei, Zhiyong Zheng, Liang Shi, Yao Jin, Lili Ji
Hepatotoxicity due to acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is a leading cause of drug-induced acute liver failure in clinic. Chlorogenic acid (CGA), a dietary polyphenol, was reported to prevent APAP-induced liver injury in our previous studies. This study aims to investigate the protection provided by CGA against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity via focusing on nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK)1/2. CGA prevented APAP-induced oxidative liver injury and enhanced Nrf2 activation in mice and in hepatocytes in vitro...
November 10, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Lingyun Wang, Feng Yan
Protein phosphatase 5 (PP5), mainly localized in human brain, can dephosphorylate tau protein whose high level of phosphorylation is related to Alzheimer's disease. Similar to other protein phosphatases, PP5 has a conserved motif in the catalytic domain that contains two binding sites for manganese (Mn(2+) ) ions. Structural data indicate that two active site water molecules, one bridging the two Mn(2+) ions and the other terminally coordinated with one of the Mn(2+) ions (Mn1), are involved in catalysis. Recently, a density functional theory study revealed that the two water molecules can be both deprotonated to keep a neutral active site for catalysis...
October 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
Emel Alan, Narin Liman
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) belong to a family of pathogen recognition receptors and play critical roles in detecting and responding to invading pathogens. TLR expression could be significant because, in the uterus, the reproductive tract is an important site of exposure to and infection by pathogens during the post partum involution period. To clarify the expression and localisation patterns of TLRs in the rat uterus on Days 1, 3, 5 and 10 post partum (PP1, PP3, PP5 and PP10 respectively), immunohistochemistry and western blotting were used to analyse TLR1-7, TLR9 and TLR10...
July 13, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Yao-Li Chen, Man-Hsin Hung, Pei-Yi Chu, Tzu-I Chao, Ming-Hsien Tsai, Li-Ju Chen, Yung-Jen Hsiao, Chih-Ting Shih, Feng-Shu Hsieh, Kuen-Feng Chen
The serine-threonine protein phosphatase family members are known as critical regulators of various cellular functions, such as survival and transformation. Growing evidence suggests that pharmacological manipulation of phosphatase activity exhibits therapeutic benefits. Ser/Thr protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) is known to participate in glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and stress-induced signaling cascades that regulate cell growth and apoptosis, and has been shown to be overexpressed in various human malignant diseases...
August 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
Manik C Ghosh, Patrudu S Makena, Joseph Kennedy, Bin Teng, Charlean Luellen, Scott E Sinclair, Christopher M Waters
Alveolar type II epithelial cells (ATII) are instrumental in early wound healing in response to lung injury, restoring epithelial integrity through spreading and migration. We previously reported in separate studies that focal adhesion kinase-1 (FAK) and the chemokine receptor CXCR4 promote epithelial repair mechanisms. However, potential interactions between these two pathways were not previously considered. In the present study, we found that wounding of rat ATII cells promoted increased association between FAK and CXCR4...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Feng-Shu Hsieh, Yao-Li Chen, Man-Hsin Hung, Pei-Yi Chu, Ming-Hsien Tsai, Li-Ju Chen, Yung-Jen Hsiao, Chih-Ting Shih, Mao-Ju Chang, Tzu-I Chao, Chung-Wai Shiau, Kuen-Feng Chen
Palbociclib, a CDK4/6 inhibitor, has recently been approved for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients. The effects of palbociclib as a treatment for other malignancies, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), are of great clinical interest and are under active investigation. Here, we report the effects and a novel mechanism of action of palbociclib in HCC. We found that palbociclib induced both autophagy and apoptosis in HCC cells through a mechanism involving 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation and protein phosphatase 5 (PP5) inhibition...
August 2017: Molecular Oncology
Jayne Wilkins, Kyle S Brown, Simen Oestmo, Telmo Pereira, Kathryn L Ranhorn, Benjamin J Schoville, Curtis W Marean
There are multiple hypotheses for human responses to glacial cycling in the Late Pleistocene, including changes in population size, interconnectedness, and mobility. Lithic technological analysis informs us of human responses to environmental change because lithic assemblage characteristics are a reflection of raw material transport, reduction, and discard behaviors that depend on hunter-gatherer social and economic decisions. Pinnacle Point Site 5-6 (PP5-6), Western Cape, South Africa is an ideal locality for examining the influence of glacial cycling on early modern human behaviors because it preserves a long sequence spanning marine isotope stages (MIS) 5, 4, and 3 and is associated with robust records of paleoenvironmental change...
2017: PloS One
Melody Chiu, Lucien McBeth, Puneet Sindhwani, Terry D Hinds
The use of thiazolidinedione (TZD) therapy in type II diabetic patients has proven useful in the lowering of blood glucose levels. However, recent investigations have shown that there may be potential health concerns associated, including the risk of developing bladder cancer as well as complications in the cardiovasculature. TZDs are ligands for the nuclear receptor PPARγ, and activation causes lipid uptake and insulin sensitization, both of which are critical processes for diabetic patients whose bodies are unable to utilize insulin effectively...
2017: PPAR Research
D Patel, G Gorelik, B Richardson
OBJECTIVE: Lupus develops when genetically predisposed people encounter certain drugs or environmental agents causing oxidative stress such as infections and sun exposure, and then typically follows a chronic relapsing course with flares triggered by the exogenous stressors. Current evidence indicates that these environmental agents can trigger lupus flares by inhibiting the replication of DNA methylation patterns during mitosis in CD4(+) T cells, altering the expression of genes suppressed by this mechanism that convert normal "helper" cells into auto reactive cells which promote lupus flares...
December 2016: Lupus (Los Angeles)
Chong Xu, Xiaoxue Wang, Chenjian Gu, Hai Zhang, Ruijie Zhang, Xiaoqing Dong, Chunxiao Liu, Xiaoyu Hu, Xiang Ji, Shile Huang, Long Chen
Celastrol, a plant-derived triterpene, has neuroprotective benefit in the models of neurodegenerative disorders that are characterized by overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Recently, we have reported that cadmium (Cd) activates c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway leading to neuronal cell death by inducing ROS inactivation of protein phosphatase 5 (PP5), and celastrol prevents Cd-activated JNK pathway against neuronal apoptosis. Therefore, we hypothesized that celastrol could hinder Cd induction of ROS-dependent PP5-JNK signaling pathway from apoptosis in neuronal cells...
April 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
Baocheng Hu, Xiang Wang, Shuofeng Hu, Xiaomin Ying, Ping Wang, Xiangming Zhang, Jian Wang, Hongyan Wang, Ya Wang
miR-21, as an oncogene that overexpresses in most human tumors, is involved in radioresistance; however, the mechanism remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that miR-21-mediated radioresistance occurs through promoting repair of DNA double strand breaks, which includes facilitating both non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) and homologous recombination repair (HRR). The miR-21-promoted NHEJ occurs through targeting GSK3B (a novel target of miR-21), which affects the CRY2/PP5 pathway and in turn increases DNA-PKcs activity...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Kun Han, Zhihua Gan, Shuchen Lin, Haiyan Hu, Zan Shen, Daliu Min
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor in adolescents and young adults. However, the involvement of serine/threonine phosphatase type 5 (PP5) in osteosarcoma remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional role of PP5 in osteosarcoma cells. Firstly, we found that PP5 is widely expressed in several human osteosarcoma cell lines. Then we used lentivirus-delivered siRNA to silence PP5 expression in Saos-2 and U2OS cell lines. Knockdown of endogenous PP5 expression by shRNA-expressing lentivirus significantly decreased the viability and proliferation of the osteosarcoma cells...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
Aaron Armstrong
Reported here are the results of a taphonomic analysis of the small mammals (between 0.75 kg and 4.5 kg adult body weight) and size 1 bovids (≤20 kg adult body weight) from the Middle Stone Age (MSA) sites of Die Kelders Cave 1 (DK1) and Pinnacle Point Site 5-6 (PP5-6), Western Cape Province, South Africa. This study provides a comprehensive taphonomic analysis of MSA small mammals with a focus on discerning the role of humans in their accumulation and the implications for human behavioral adaptations...
December 2016: Journal of Human Evolution
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