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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156796/downregulation-of-dna-repair-proteins-and-increased-dna-damage-in-hypoxic-colon-cancer-cells-is-a-therapeutically-exploitable-vulnerability
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Jennifer M J Jongen, Lizet M van der Waals, Kari Trumpi, Jamila Laoukili, Niek A Peters, Susanne J Schenning-van Schelven, Klaas M Govaert, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Onno Kranenburg
Surgical removal of colorectal cancer (CRC) liver metastases generates areas of tissue hypoxia. Hypoxia imposes a stem-like phenotype on residual tumor cells and promotes tumor recurrence. Moreover, in primary CRC, gene expression signatures reflecting hypoxia and a stem-like phenotype are highly expressed in the aggressive Consensus Molecular Subtype 4 (CMS4). Therapeutic strategies eliminating hypoxic stem-like cells may limit recurrence following resection of primary tumors or metastases. Here we show that expression of DNA repair genes is strongly suppressed in CMS4 and inversely correlated with hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF1α) and HIF-2α co-expression signatures...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156764/the-neil1-g83d-germline-dna-glycosylase-variant-induces-genomic-instability-and-cellular-transformation
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Heather A Galick, Carolyn G Marsden, Scott Kathe, Julie A Dragon, Lindsay Volk, Antonia A Nemec, Susan S Wallace, Aishwarya Prakash, Sylvie Doublié, Joann B Sweasy
Base excision repair (BER) is a key genome maintenance pathway. The NEIL1 DNA glycosylase recognizes oxidized bases, and likely removes damage in advance of the replication fork. The rs5745906 SNP of the NEIL1 gene is a rare human germline variant that encodes the NEIL1 G83D protein, which is devoid of DNA glycosylase activity. Here we show that expression of G83D NEIL1 in MCF10A immortalized but non-transformed mammary epithelial cells leads to replication fork stress. Upon treatment with hydrogen peroxide, we observe increased levels of stalled replication forks in cells expressing G83D NEIL1 versus cells expressing the wild-type (WT) protein...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156754/functional-characterization-of-a-novel-transcript-of-ercc1-in-chemotherapy-resistance-of-ovarian-cancer
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Jia Liu, Lin Zhang, Ping Mao, Guoqiang Jiang, Likun Liu, Jing Wang, Wei Yang, Lawrence Owusu, Weiling Li
Approximately 15-20% of ovarian cancer patients receiving platinum-based chemotherapy are primary platinum-resistant. Identification of these patients and transfer to other more effective therapy could reduce the morbidity of ovarian cancer. ERCC1 is a DNA repair gene which can complex with XPF to repair cisplatin-induced DNA damage and cause chemotherapy resistance. In this study, we found a novel ERCC1 transcript initiated upstream of the normal transcription initiation site. The expression of this larger ERCC1 transcript dramatically increased following cisplatin treatment in ovarian cancer cells and was regulated by the MAPK pathway...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156695/mir-2964a-5p-binding-site-snp-regulates-atm-expression-contributing-to-age-related-cataract-risk
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Han Rong, Shanshan Gu, Guowei Zhang, Lihua Kang, Mei Yang, Junfang Zhang, Xinyue Shen, Huaijin Guan
This study was to explore the involvement of DNA repair genes in the pathogenesis of age-related cataract (ARC). We genotyped nine single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of genes responsible to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in 804 ARC cases and 804 controls in a cohort of eye diseases in Chinese population and found that the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene-rs4585:G>T was significantly associated with ARC risk. An in vitro functional test found that miR-2964a-5p specifically down-regulated luciferase reporter expression and ATM expression in the cell lines transfected with rs4585 T allele compared to rs4585 G allele...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156686/crosstalk-between-mismatch-repair-and-base-excision-repair-in-human-gastric-cancer
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Valeria Simonelli, Giuseppe Leuzzi, Giorgia Basile, Mariarosaria D'Errico, Paola Fortini, Annapaola Franchitto, Valentina Viti, Ashley R Brown, Eleonora Parlanti, Barbara Pascucci, Domenico Palli, Alessandro Giuliani, Fabio Palombo, Robert W Sobol, Eugenia Dogliotti
DNA repair gene expression in a set of gastric cancers suggested an inverse association between the expression of the mismatch repair (MMR) gene MLH1 and that of the base excision repair (BER) gene DNA polymerase β (Polβ). To gain insight into possible crosstalk of these two repair pathways in cancer, we analysed human gastric adenocarcinoma AGS cells over-expressing Polβ or Polβ active site mutants, alone or in combination with MLH1 silencing. Next, we investigated the cellular response to the alkylating agent methyl methanesulfonate (MMS) and the purine analogue 6-thioguanine (6-TG), agents that induce lesions that are substrates for BER and/or MMR...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156644/akt1-stimulates-homologous-recombination-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-a-rad51-dependent-manner
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Katharina Mueck, Simone Rebholz, Mozhgan Dehghan Harati, H Peter Rodemann, Mahmoud Toulany
Akt1 is known to promote non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)-mediated DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by stimulation of DNA-PKcs. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Akt1 on homologous recombination (HR)-dependent repair of radiation-induced DSBs in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells A549 and H460. Akt1-knockdown (Akt1-KD) significantly reduced Rad51 protein level, Rad51 foci formation and its colocalization with γH2AX foci after irradiation. Moreover, Akt1-KD decreased clonogenicity after treatment with Mitomycin C and HR repair, as tested by an HR-reporter assay...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156421/impaired-mitochondrial-respiration-in-human-carotid-plaque-atherosclerosis-a-potential-role-for-pink1-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-energetics
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Craig K Docherty, Andy Carswell, Elaine Friel, John R Mercer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: DNA damage and mitochondrial dysfunction are thought to play an essential role in ageing and the energetic decline of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) essential for maintaining plaque integrity. We aimed to better understand VSMCs and identify potentially useful compensatory pathways that could extend their lifespan. Moreover, we wanted to assess if defects in mitochondrial respiration exist in human atherosclerotic plaques and to identify the appropriate markers that may reflect a switch in VSMC energy metabolism...
November 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156135/fluorescent-probes-of-dna-repair
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David L Wilson, Eric T Kool
DNA repair is now understood to play a key role in a variety of disease states, most notably cancer. Tools for studying DNA have typically relied on traditional biochemical methods which are often laborious and indirect. Efforts to study the biology and therapeutic relevance of DNA repair pathways can be limited by such methods. Recently, specific fluorescent probes have been developed to aid in the study of DNA repair. Fluorescent probes offer the advantage of being able to directly assay for DNA repair activity in a simple, mix-and-measure format...
November 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155939/group-b-streptococcus-activates-transcriptomic-pathways-related-to-premature-birth-in-human-extraplacental-membranes-in-vitro
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Hae-Ryung Park, Sean M Harris, Erica Boldenow, Richard C McEachin, Maureen Sartor, Mark Chames, Rita Loch-Caruso
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus, GBS) infection in pregnant women is the leading cause of infectious neonatal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Although inflammation during infection has been associated with preterm birth, the contribution of GBS to preterm birth is less certain. Moreover, the early mechanisms by which GBS interacts with the gestational tissue to affect adverse pregnancy outcomes are poorly understood. We hypothesized that short term GBS inoculation activates pathways related to inflammation and premature birth in human extraplacental membranes...
November 16, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155820/mass-spectrometry-based-quantification-of-the-cellular-response-to-ultraviolet-radiation-in-hela-cells
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Hong Xu, Xuanyi Chen, Nanjiao Ying, Meixia Wang, Xiaoli Xu, Rongyi Shi, Yuejin Hua
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is a common form of DNA damage that can cause pyrimidine dimers between DNA, which can cause gene mutations, even double-strand breaks and threaten genome stability. If DNA repair systems default their roles at this stage, the organism can be damaged and result in disease, especially cancer. To better understand the cellular response to this form of damage, we applied highly sensitive mass spectrometry to perform comparative proteomics of phosphorylation in HeLa cells. A total of 4367 phosphorylation sites in 2100 proteins were identified, many of which had not been reported previously...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155817/analysis-of-the-interactome-of-schistosoma-mansoni-histone-deacetylase-8
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Stéphanie Caby, Lucile Pagliazzo, Julien Lancelot, Jean-Michel Saliou, Nicolas Bertheaume, Raymond J Pierce, Emmanuel Roger
BACKGROUND: Histone deacetylase 8 from Schistosoma mansoni (SmHDAC8) is essential to parasite growth and development within the mammalian host and is under investigation as a target for the development of selective inhibitors as novel schistosomicidal drugs. Although some protein substrates and protein partners of human HDAC8 have been characterized, notably indicating a role in the function of the cohesin complex, nothing is known of the partners and biological function of SmHDAC8. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We therefore employed two strategies to characterize the SmHDAC8 interactome...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155797/immunofluorescence-microscopy-of-%C3%AE-h2ax-and-53bp1-for-analyzing-the-formation-and-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks
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Henning D Popp, Susanne Brendel, Wolf-Karsten Hofmann, Alice Fabarius
DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) are serious DNA lesions. Analysis of the formation and repair of DSB is relevant in a broad spectrum of research areas including genome integrity, genotoxicity, radiation biology, aging, cancer, and drug development. In response to DSB, the histone H2AX is phosphorylated at Serine 139 in a region of several megabase pairs forming discrete nuclear foci detectable by immunofluorescence microscopy. In addition, 53BP1 (p53 binding protein 1) is another important DSB-responsive protein promoting repair of DSB by nonhomologous end-joining while preventing homologous recombination...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155761/advanced-confocal-microscopy-techniques-to-study-protein-protein-interactions-and-kinetics-at-dna-lesions
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Soňa Legartová, Jana Suchánková, Jana Krejčí, Alena Kovaříková, Eva Bártová
Local microirradiation with lasers represents a useful tool for studies of DNA-repair-related processes in live cells. Here, we describe a methodological approach to analyzing protein kinetics at DNA lesions over time or protein-protein interactions on locally microirradiated chromatin. We also show how to recognize individual phases of the cell cycle using the Fucci cellular system to study cell-cycle-dependent protein kinetics at DNA lesions. A methodological description of the use of two UV lasers (355 nm and 405 nm) to induce different types of DNA damage is also presented...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155755/in-vivo-detection-and-analysis-of-rb-protein-sumoylation-in-human-cells
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Fengxi Meng, Xiaofeng Li, Hui Ren, Jiang Qian
The post-translational modifications of proteins are critical for the proper regulation of intracellular signal transduction. Among these modifications, small ubiquitin-related modifier (SUMO) is a ubiquitin-like protein that is covalently attached to the lysine residues of a variety of target proteins to regulate cellular processes, such as gene transcription, DNA repair, protein interaction and degradation, subcellular transport, and signal transduction. The most common approach to detecting protein SUMOylation is based on the expression and purification of recombinant tagged proteins in bacteria, allowing for an in vitro biochemical reaction which is simple and suitable for addressing mechanistic questions...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155472/experimental-reconstruction-of-double-strand-break-repair-mediated-plastid-dna-insertion-into-the-tobacco-nucleus
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Dong Wang, Jinbao Gu, Rakesh David, Zhen Wang, Songtao Yang, Iain R Searle, Jian-Kang Zhu, Jeremy N Timmis
The mitochondria and plastids of eukaryotic cells evolved from endosymbiotic prokaryotes. DNA from the endosymbionts has bombarded nuclei since the ancestral prokaryotes were engulfed by a precursor of the nucleated eukaryotic host. An experimental confirmation regarding the molecular mechanisms responsible for organelle DNA incorporation into nuclei has not been performed until the present analysis. Here we introduced double-strand DNA breaks into the nuclear genome of tobacco through inducible expression of I-SceI, and showed experimentally that tobacco chloroplast DNAs insert into nuclear genomes through double-strand DNA break repair...
November 20, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155171/manganese-chloride-induces-histone-acetylation-changes-in-neuronal-cells-its-role-in-manganese-induced-damage
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Zhenkun Guo, Zhipeng Zhang, Qingqing Wang, Jie Zhang, Lijin Wang, Qunwei Zhang, Huangyuan Li, Siying Wu
Manganese neurotoxicity presents with Parkinson-like symptoms, with degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the basal ganglia as the principal pathological feature. Manganese neurotoxicity studies may contribute to a better understanding of the mechanism of Parkinson's disease. Here, we examined the effects of manganese on histone acetylation, a major epigenetic change in chromatin that can regulate gene expression, chromatin remodelling, cell cycle progression, DNA repair and apoptosis. In this study, we found that manganese chloride (MnCl2) may significantly suppress the acetylation of histone H3 and H4 in PC12 cells and SHSY5Y cells in a time-dependent manner...
November 16, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155057/effects-of-different-hypoxia-degrees-on-endothelial-cell-cultures-time-course-study
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Ioana Baldea, Ioana Teacoe, Diana Elena Olteanu, Cristina Vaida-Voievod, Andra Clichici, Alexandru Sirbu, Gabriela Adriana Filip, Simona Clichici
INTRODUCTION: Exposure of the endothelial cells to hypoxia, the decrease in oxygen supply can trigger an endothelial response. This response is involved in inflammatory diseases, tumorigenesis, and also with the micro vascular damage associated with aging. The aim of our study was to determine the hypoxia/re-oxygenation induced response in vitro, using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) cultures, at different time points with focus on cell viability, apoptosis oxidative stress and angiogenesis stimulation...
November 15, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154141/novel-genes-associated-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-diagnostic-and-clinical-implications
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Ruth Chia, Adriano Chiò, Bryan J Traynor
BACKGROUND: The disease course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is rapid and, because its pathophysiology is unclear, few effective treatments are available. Genetic research aims to understand the underlying mechanisms of ALS and identify potential therapeutic targets. The first gene associated with ALS was SOD1, identified in 1993 and, by early 2014, more than 20 genes had been identified as causative of, or highly associated with, ALS. These genetic discoveries have identified key disease pathways that are therapeutically testable and could potentially lead to the development of better treatments for people with ALS...
November 16, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154038/dna-damage-and-neurodegenerative-phenotypes-in-aged-ciz1-null-mice
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Mohammad Moshahid Khan, Jianfeng Xiao, Damini Patel, Mark S LeDoux
Cell-cycle dysfunction and faulty DNA repair are closely intertwined pathobiological processes that may contribute to several neurodegenerative disorders. CDKN1A interacting zinc finger protein 1 (CIZ1) plays a critical role in DNA replication and cell-cycle progression at the G1/S checkpoint. Germline or somatic variants in CIZ1 have been linked to several neural and extra-neural diseases. Recently, we showed that germline knockout of Ciz1 is associated with motor and hematological abnormalities in young adult mice...
November 16, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154021/diagnosis-of-fanconi-anaemia-by-ionising-radiation-or-mitomycin-c-induced-micronuclei
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Flavia Zita Francies, Rosalind Wainwright, Janet Poole, Kim De Leeneer, Ilse Coene, Greet Wieme, Hélène A Poirel, Bénédicte Brichard, Stephanie Vermeulen, Anne Vral, Jacobus Slabbert, Kathleen Claes, Ans Baeyens
Fanconi Anaemia (FA) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterised by defects in DNA repair, associated with chromosomal instability and cellular hypersensitivity to DNA cross-linking agents such as mitomycin C (MMC). The FA repair pathway involves complex DNA repair mechanisms crucial for genomic stability. Deficiencies in DNA repair genes give rise to chromosomal radiosensitivity. FA patients have shown increased clinical radiosensitivity by exhibiting adverse normal tissue side-effects. The study aimed to investigate chromosomal radiosensitivity of homozygous and heterozygous carriers of FA mutations using three micronucleus (MN) assays...
November 8, 2017: DNA Repair
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