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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069440/tight-interaction-of-eef2-in-the-presence-of-stm1-on-ribosome
#1
Hikari Hayashi, Riku Nagai, Taisho Abe, Miki Wada, Koichi Ito, Nono Takeuchi-Tomita
The stress-related protein Stm1 interacts with ribosomes, and is implicated in repressing translation. Stm1 was previously studied both in vivo and in vitro by cell-free translation systems using crude yeast lysates, but its precise functional mechanism remains obscure. Using an in vitro reconstituted translation system, we now show that Stm1 severely inhibits translation through its N-terminal region, aa 1 to 107, and this inhibition is antagonized by eEF3. We found that Stm1 stabilizes eEF2 on the 80S ribosome in the GTP-bound form, independently of eEF2's diphthamide modification, a conserved post-translational modification at the tip of domain IV...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051081/comparative-proteomic-analyses-using-itraq-labeling-provides-insights-into-fiber-diversity-in-sheep-and-goats
#2
Yan Li, Guangxian Zhou, Rui Zhang, Jiazhong Guo, Chao Li, Graeme Martin, Yulin Chen, Xiaolong Wang
The structural component of wool and hair fibers, such as keratin-associated proteins (KAPs), has been well described, but the genetic determinants of fiber diameter are largely unknown. Here, we have used an iTRAQ-based proteomic approach to investigate differences in protein abundance among 18 samples from sheep and goats across a diverse range of fibers. We identified proteins with different abundance and are associated with variation in fiber features. Proteins with different abundance are mainly keratin or keratin-associated proteins (KRTAP11-1, KRT6A, KRT38), or are related to hair growth (DSC2, DSG3, EEF2, CALML5, TCHH, SELENBP1) and fatty acid synthesis (FABP4, FABP5)...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024627/myostatin-inhibits-eef2k-eef2-by-regulating-ampk-to-suppress-protein-synthesis
#3
Zhao Deng, Pei Luo, Wen Lai, Tongxing Song, Jian Peng, Hong-Kui Wei
Growth of skeletal muscle is dependent on the protein synthesis, and the rate of protein synthesis is mainly regulated in the stage of translation initiation and elongation. Myostatin, a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily, is a negative regulator of protein synthesis. C2C12 myotubes was incubated with 0, 0.01, 0.1, 1, 2, 3 μg/mL myostatin recombinant protein, and then we detected the rates of protein synthesis by the method of SUnSET. We found that high concentrations of myostatin (2 and 3 μg/mL) inhibited protein synthesis by blocking mTOR and eEF2K-eEF2 pathway, while low concentration of myostatin (0...
December 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982725/human-skeletal-muscle-is-refractory-to-the-anabolic-effects-of-leucine-during-the-postprandial-muscle-full-period-in-older-men
#4
W Kyle Mitchell, Bethan E Phillips, Ian Hill, Paul Greenhaff, Jonathan N Lund, John P Williams, Debbie Rankin, Daniel J Wilkinson, Kenneth Smith, Philip J Atherton
Leucine modulates muscle protein synthesis (MPS), with potential to facilitate accrual/maintenance of muscle mass. Animal models suggest that leucine boluses shortly after meals may prolong MPS and delay onset of a "muscle-full" state. However, the effects of nutrient "top-ups" in humans, and particularly older adults where deficits exist, have not been explored. We determined the effects of a leucine top-up after essential amino acid (EAA) feeding on anabolic signaling, MPS, and muscle energy metabolism in older men...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938523/hypothermia-induced-by-anesthesia-regulates-various-signals-expressions-in-the-hippocampus-of-animals
#5
Huimei Hao, Shanshan Wang
Though important for a variety of medical procedures, general anesthesia is not a problem free. Some anesthetics have been suggested to affect a number of signals, which are associated with memory consolidation and cognition. In the present study, we attempted to investigate the molecular mechanism of anesthesia-regulated processes. We found that under hypothermic condition, anesthetic of isoflurane enhances various signals expression in hippocampus, including Hspd1, Actb, Mgst1, THBS4, Syp, C1QC, Serpine, Plat, and Ngf, which were related to cellular stress, neural plasticity responses, and hippocampal injury...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913610/eukaryotic-elongation-factor-2-eef2-is-a-potential-biomarker-of-prostate-cancer
#6
Xuefeng Zhang, Linkun Hu, Mingzhan Du, Xuedong Wei, Jun Zhang, Yu Hui, Cheng Chen, Gang Li, Jianquan Hou
Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2), a key regulator of protein synthesis, is involved in the progression of several types of cancer. This first study was to investigate the relationships between eEF2 protein and prostate cancer (PCa). Immunohistochemical staining was used to verify eEF2 protein in a set of 97 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded primary PCa tissues. Expression of eEF2 protein in positive cells was characterized by cytoplasmic staining. Correlations with clinicopathological factors were evaluated by Chi-square or Fisher's exact probability tests...
September 14, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846937/a-novel-imp1-inhibitor-btynb-targets-c-myc-and-inhibits-melanoma-and-ovarian-cancer-cell-proliferation
#7
Lily Mahapatra, Neal Andruska, Chengjian Mao, Jeremy Le, David J Shapiro
The oncofetal mRNA-binding protein, IMP1 or insulin-like growth factor-2 mRNA-binding protein 2 (IGF2BP1), binds to and stabilizes c-Myc, β-TrCP1, and other oncogenic mRNAs, leading to increased expression of the proteins encoded by its target mRNAs. IMP1 is frequently overexpressed in cancer and is strongly correlated with a poor prognosis and reduced survival in melanoma, ovarian, breast, colon, and lung cancer. While IMP1 is an attractive anticancer drug target, there are no small molecule inhibitors of IMP1...
October 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833775/glucagon-like-peptide-1-cleavage-product-glp-1-9-36-amide-enhances-hippocampal-long-term-synaptic-plasticity-in-correlation-with-suppression-of-kv4-2-expression-and-eef2-phosphorylation
#8
Stephen M Day, Wenzhong Yang, Sarah Ewin, Xueyan Zhou, Tao Ma
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an endogenous gut hormone and a key regulator in maintaining glucose homeostasis by stimulating insulin secretion. Its natural cleavage product GLP-1 (9-36), used to be considered a "bio-inactive" metabolite mainly because of its lack of insulinotropic effects and low affinity for GLP-1 receptors, possesses unique properties such as anti-oxidant and cardiovascular protection. Little is known about the role of GLP-1 (9-36) in central nervous system. Here we report that chronic, systemic application of GLP-1 (9-36) in adult mice facilitated both the induction and maintenance phases of hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP), a major form of synaptic plasticity...
August 18, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804461/the-effect-of-resistance-exercise-on-inflammatory-and-myogenic-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#9
Emma L Watson, Joao L Viana, David Wimbury, Naomi Martin, Neil J Greening, Jonathan Barratt, Alice C Smith
Background: Muscle wasting is a common complication of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and is clinically important given its strong association with morbidity and mortality in many other chronic conditions. Exercise provides physiological benefits for CKD patients, however the molecular response to exercise remains to be fully determined. We investigated the inflammatory and molecular response to resistance exercise before and after training in these patients. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized trial that investigated the effect of 8 week progressive resistance training on muscle mass and strength compared to non-exercising controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775286/elp3-and-dph3-of-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-mediate-cellular-stress-responses-through-trna-lys-uuu-modifications
#10
Desirée Villahermosa, Oliver Fleck
Efficient protein synthesis in eukaryotes requires diphthamide modification of translation elongation factor eEF2 and wobble uridine modifications of tRNAs. In higher eukaryotes, these processes are important for preventing neurological and developmental defects and cancer. In this study, we used Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model to analyse mutants defective in eEF2 modification (dph1Δ), in tRNA modifications (elp3Δ), or both (dph3Δ) for sensitivity to cytotoxic agents and thermal stress. The dph3Δ and elp3Δ mutants were sensitive to a range of drugs and had growth defects at low temperature...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726101/eukaryotic-elongation-factor-2-kinase-activation-in-m-soleus-under-14-day-hindlimb-unloading-of-rats
#11
Y N Lomonosova, S P Belova, T M Mirzoev, I B Kozlovskaya, B S Shenkman
Functional unloading of m. soleus of male Wistar rats was found to cause a reduction in protein synthesis. The level of phosphorylation of the translation elongation factor 2 (eEF2) and the eEF2 kinase (eEF2k) activity in m. soleus after 14 days of unloading were assessed. Rats were divided into the control group (C) and the group with hindlimb unloading for 14 days (HU14). The level of eEF2 phosphorylation in group HU14 was 80%, whereas in the control is was 40%. The indices of eEF2k expression and protein content in group HU14 increased compared to group C...
May 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615698/divergent-anabolic-signalling-responses-of-murine-soleus-and-tibialis-anterior-muscles-to-chronic-2g-hypergravity
#12
Timur Mirzoev, Sergey Tyganov, Irina Petrova, Vasily Gnyubkin, Norbert Laroche, Laurence Vico, Boris Shenkman
The purpose of the study was to assess the rate of protein synthesis (PS) and elucidate signalling pathways regulating PS in mouse soleus (Sol) and tibialis anterior (TA) muscles following chronic hypergravity (30-day centrifugation at 2G). The content of the key signalling proteins of the various anabolic signalling pathways was determined by Western-blotting. The rate of PS was assessed using in-vivo SUnSET technique. An exposure to 2G centrifugation did not induce any significant changes in the rate of PS as well as phosphorylation status of the key anabolic markers (AKT, p70s6k, 4E-BP1, GSK-3beta, eEF2) in Sol...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574509/mycn-amplified-neuroblastoma-requires-the-mrna-translation-regulator-eef2-kinase-to-adapt-to-nutrient-deprivation
#13
Alberto Delaidelli, Gian Luca Negri, Asad Jan, Brandon Jansonius, Amal El-Naggar, Jonathan K M Lim, Debjit Khan, Htoo Zarni Oo, Christopher J Carnie, Marc Remke, John M Maris, Gabriel Leprivier, Poul H Sorensen
MYC family proteins are implicated in many human cancers, but their therapeutic targeting has proven challenging. MYCN amplification in childhood neuroblastoma (NB) is associated with aggressive disease and high mortality. Novel and effective therapeutic strategies are therefore urgently needed for these tumors. MYC-driven oncogenic transformation impairs cell survival under nutrient deprivation (ND), a characteristic stress condition within the tumor microenvironment. We recently identified eukaryotic Elongation Factor 2 Kinase (eEF2K) as a pivotal mediator of the adaptive response of tumor cells to ND...
September 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571990/optimal-ratios-of-essential-amino-acids-stimulate-%C3%AE-casein-synthesis-via-activation-of-the-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-signaling-pathway-in-mac-t-cells-and-bovine-mammary-tissue-explants
#14
S S Li, J J Loor, H Y Liu, L Liu, A Hosseini, W S Zhao, J X Liu
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and serve as key molecular components upstream of the signaling pathways that regulate protein synthesis. The objective of this study was to systematically investigate the effect of essential AA ratios on milk protein synthesis in vitro and to elucidate some of the underlying mechanisms. Triplicate cultures of MAC-T cells and bovine mammary tissue explants (MTE) were incubated with the optimal AA ratio (OPAA; Lys:Met, 2.9:1; Thr:Phe, 1.05:1; Lys:Thr, 1.8:1; Lys:His, 2...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555368/a-mutated-dph3-gene-causes-sensitivity-of-schizosaccharomyces-pombe-cells-to-cytotoxic-agents
#15
Desirée Villahermosa, Karen Knapp, Oliver Fleck
Dph3 is involved in diphthamide modification of the eukaryotic translation elongation factor eEF2 and in Elongator-mediated modifications of tRNAs, where a 5-methoxycarbonyl-methyl moiety is added to wobble uridines. Lack of such modifications affects protein synthesis due to inaccurate translation of mRNAs at ribosomes. We have discovered that integration of markers at the msh3 locus of Schizosaccharomyces pombe impaired the function of the nearby located dph3 gene. Such integrations rendered cells sensitive to the cytotoxic drugs hydroxyurea and methyl methanesulfonate...
December 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539418/loss-of-doc2-dependent-spontaneous-neurotransmission-augments-glutamatergic-synaptic-strength
#16
Denise M O Ramirez, Devon C Crawford, Natali L Chanaday, Brent Trauterman, Lisa M Monteggia, Ege T Kavalali
Action potential-evoked vesicle fusion comprises the majority of neurotransmission within chemical synapses, but action potential-independent spontaneous neurotransmission also contributes to the collection of signals sent to the postsynaptic cell. Previous work has implicated spontaneous neurotransmission in homeostatic synaptic scaling, but few studies have selectively manipulated spontaneous neurotransmission without substantial changes in evoked neurotransmission to study this function in detail. Here we used a quadruple knockdown strategy to reduce levels of proteins within the soluble calcium-binding double C2 domain (Doc2)-like protein family to selectively reduce spontaneous neurotransmission in cultured mouse and rat neurons...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502587/direct-and-indirect-activation-of-eukaryotic-elongation-factor-2-kinase-by-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#17
M Johanns, S Pyr Dit Ruys, A Houddane, D Vertommen, G Herinckx, L Hue, C G Proud, M H Rider
BACKGROUND: Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 (eEF2) kinase (eEF2K) is a key regulator of protein synthesis in mammalian cells. It phosphorylates and inhibits eEF2, the translation factor necessary for peptide translocation during the elongation phase of protein synthesis. When cellular energy demand outweighs energy supply, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and eEF2K become activated, leading to eEF2 phosphorylation, which reduces the rate of protein synthesis, a process that consumes a large proportion of cellular energy under optimal conditions...
May 11, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484099/mechanisms-of-control-of-cardiovascular-tumorous-and-neuronal-diseases-by-eef2k-eef2-signaling-and-suggestion-of-eef2k-eef2-as-pharmacotherapeutic-target
#18
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Satoshi Kameshima, Muneyoshi Okada, Hideyuki Yamawaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465511/berberine-produces-antidepressant-like-effects-in-ovariectomized-mice
#19
Jie Fan, Bingjin Li, Tongtong Ge, Zhuo Zhang, Jiayin Lv, Jing Zhao, Pu Wang, Wei Liu, Xuefeng Wang, Katarzyna Mlyniec, Ranji Cui
Berberine has been reports to have antidepressant-like effects. However, it is seldom known whether berberine produces antidepressant-like effects in ovariectomized mice, which exhibit depressive-like responses. To examine the antidepressant-like effects of berberine in ovariectomized mice, behavioral tests were conducted, including the forced swimming test and the open field test. To elucidate the mechanisms, levels of BDNF, phosphorylated CREB and phosphorylated eEF2 were analyzed by western blotting, and c-Fos induction was examined by immunohistochemistry...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455634/depression-of-leukocyte-protein-synthesis-immune-function-and-growth-performance-induced-by-high-environmental-temperature-in-broiler-chickens
#20
Nancy N Kamel, Ayman M H Ahmed, Gamal M K Mehaisen, Magdi M Mashaly, Ahmed O Abass
In tropical and semitropical regions, raising broiler chickens out of their thermal comfort zone can cause an added economic loss in the poultry industry. The cause for the deleterious effects on immunity and growth performance of broilers under high environmental temperatures is still poorly understood. Therefore, the aim of the current investigation was to evaluate the effect of heat stress on leukocytes protein synthesis and immune function as a possible direct cause of low performance in broiler chickens under such condition...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
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