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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934491/phosphorylation-regulates-human-pol%C3%AE-stability-and-damage-bypass-throughout-the-cell-cycle
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Federica Bertoletti, Valentina Cea, Chih-Chao Liang, Taiba Lanati, Antonio Maffia, Mario D M Avarello, Lina Cipolla, Alan R Lehmann, Martin A Cohn, Simone Sabbioneda
DNA translesion synthesis (TLS) is a crucial damage tolerance pathway that oversees the completion of DNA replication in the presence of DNA damage. TLS polymerases are capable of bypassing a distorted template but they are generally considered inaccurate and they need to be tightly regulated. We have previously shown that polη is phosphorylated on Serine 601 after DNA damage and we have demonstrated that this modification is important for efficient damage bypass. Here we report that polη is also phosphorylated by CDK2, in the absence of damage, in a cell cycle-dependent manner and we identify serine 687 as an important residue targeted by the kinase...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933727/venomics-of-remipede-crustaceans-reveals-novel-peptide-diversity-and-illuminates-the-venom-s-biological-role
#2
Björn M von Reumont, Eivind A B Undheim, Robin-Tobias Jauss, Ronald A Jenner
We report the first integrated proteomic and transcriptomic investigation of a crustacean venom. Remipede crustaceans are the venomous sister group of hexapods, and the venom glands of the remipede Xibalbanus tulumensis express a considerably more complex cocktail of proteins and peptides than previously thought. We identified 32 venom protein families, including 13 novel peptide families that we name xibalbins, four of which lack similarities to any known structural class. Our proteomic data confirm the presence in the venom of 19 of the 32 families...
July 26, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933649/legionella-blocks-autophagy-by-cleaving-stx17-syntaxin-17
#3
Kohei Arasaki, Mitsuo Tagaya
Pathogens subvert host defense systems including autophagy and apoptosis for their survival and proliferation. Legionella pneumophila is a Gram-negative bacterium that grows in alveolar macrophages and causes severe pneumonia. Early during infection Legionella secretes effector proteins that convert the plasma membrane-derived vacuole containing Legionella into an endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-like replicative vacuole. These vacuoles ultimately fuse with the ER, where the pathogen replicates. Recently, we showed that one of the effectors, Lpg1137, is a serine protease that targets the mitochondria-associated ER membrane (MAM) and degrades STX17 (syntaxin 17), a SNARE implicated in macroautophagy/autophagy as well as mitochondria dynamics and membrane trafficking in fed cells...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933590/rubcn-rubicon-and-egfr-regulate-lysosomal-degradative-processes-in-the-retinal-pigment-epithelium-rpe-of-the-eye
#4
Luis Muniz-Feliciano, Teresa A Doggett, Zhenqing Zhou, Thomas A Ferguson
Macroautophagy/autophagy is an intracellular stress survival and recycling system whereas phagocytosis internalizes material from the extracellular milieu; yet, both pathways utilize lysosomes for cargo degradation. Whereas autophagy occurs in all cells, phagocytosis is performed by cell types such as macrophages and the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells of the eye where it is supported by the noncanonical autophagy process termed LC3-associated phagocytosis (LAP). Autophagy and LAP are distinct pathways that use many of the same mediators and must compete for cellular resources, suggesting that cells may regulate both processes under homeostatic and stress conditions...
September 21, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933093/-effect-of-protein-intervention-on-amino-acid-metabolism-spectrum-of-qi-and-yin-deficiency-type-2-diabetic-rats
#5
Li-Na Ma, Xin-Min Mao, Xiao-Li Ma, Lin-Lin Li, Ye Wang, Yi-Cun Tao, Jing-Wei Wang, Jia-Jia Guo, Yi Lan
To study the effect of plant protein and animal protein on amino acid metabolism spectrum of Qi and Yin deficiency type 2 diabetic rats. 110 male SD rats were randomly divided into blank group (n=10), diabetic model group (n=20), disease-symptoms group (n=80). The rats of blank group received ordinary feeding, while other groups were fed with high sugar and fat diets. During the whole process of feeding, rats of disease-symptoms group were given with Qingpi-Fuzi (15.75 g•kg⁻¹) once a day through oral administration...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932107/bioinformatics-study-of-m-9053g-a-mutation-at-the-atp6-gene-in-relation-to-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-cataract-diseases
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Iman Permana Maksum, Sandy Risfi Saputra, Nenden Indrayati, Muhammad Yusuf, Toto Subroto
The mitochondrial disease often associated with various illnesses in relation to the activity of cells metabolites and the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), including alteration in the mitochondrial DNA. The mutation of m.9053G>A at the ATP6 gene was found in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM type 2) and cataract. Therefore, this mutation is predicted to be clinical features of the 2 diseases. ATP6 gene encodes protein subunit of ATPase6, a part of ATP synthase, which is important in the electron transfer and proton translocation in intracellular respiration system...
2017: Bioinformatics and Biology Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931725/yap-taz-mediated-activation-of-serine-metabolism-and-histone-methylation-is-critical-for-lkb1-deficient-breast-cancer-progression
#7
Qi Wu, Juanjuan Li, Si Sun, Xinyue Chen, Hanpu Zhang, Bei Li, Shengrong Sun
The crucial interplay between metabolic remodeling and the epigenetics could contribute to promote cancer progression. A remarkable association within interaction, LKB1 has been reported, suggesting that the expression of key enzymes involving de novo serine synthesis and DNA methyltransferases like DNMT1 and DNMT3A increase LKB1-deficiency cells. However, the complex interactional link between metabolic remodeling and the epigenetics is still unclear. Hence, we focus on the relationship between YAP/TAZ and serine metabolism to control methylation of DNA or histone in breast cancer with LKB1-deficiency...
September 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931568/a-cross-talk-between-neuronal-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-upa-and-astrocytic-upa-receptor-upar-promotes-astrocytic-activation-and-synaptic-recovery-in-the-ischemic-brain
#8
Ariel Diaz, Paola Merino, Luis Guillermo Manrique, Juan Pablo Ospina, Lihong Cheng, Fang Wu, Valerie Jeanneret, Manuel Yepes
Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) is a serine proteinase that upon binding to its receptor (uPAR) catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen into plasmin on the cell surface. Our previous studies indicate that uPA and uPAR expression increase in the ischemic brain during the recovery phase from an acute ischemic injury, and that uPA binding to uPAR promotes neurological recovery following an acute ischemic stroke. Here we used male mice genetically deficient on either uPA (uPA(-/-)), or uPAR (uPAR(-/-)), or with a 4 amino acids substitution into the growth factor domain of uPA that abrogates its binding to uPAR (Plat(GFDhu/GFDhu)) to investigate the mechanism whereby uPA promotes neurorepair in the ischemic brain...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931407/the-emerging-roles-of-phosphatases-in-hedgehog-pathway
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REVIEW
Long Zhao, Liguo Wang, Chunli Chi, Wenwen Lan, Ying Su
Hedgehog signaling is evolutionarily conserved and plays a pivotal role in cell fate determination, embryonic development, and tissue renewal. As aberrant Hedgehog signaling is tightly associated with a broad range of human diseases, its activities must be precisely controlled. It has been known that several core components of Hedgehog pathway undergo reversible phosphorylations mediated by protein kinases and phosphatases, which acts as an effective regulatory mechanism to modulate Hedgehog signal activities...
September 20, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930662/the-kinase-mtorc1-promotes-the-generation-and-suppressive-function-of-follicular-regulatory-t-cells
#10
Lifan Xu, Qizhao Huang, Haoqiang Wang, Yaxing Hao, Qiang Bai, Jianjun Hu, Yiding Li, Pengcheng Wang, Xiangyu Chen, Ran He, Bingshou Li, Xia Yang, Tingting Zhao, Yanyan Zhang, Yifei Wang, Juanjuan Ou, Houjie Liang, Yuzhang Wu, Xinyuan Zhou, Lilin Ye
Follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells differentiate from conventional regulatory T (Treg) cells and suppress excessive germinal center (GC) responses by acting on both GC B cells and T follicular helper (Tfh) cells. Here, we examined the impact of mTOR, a serine/threonine protein kinase that senses and integrates diverse environmental cues, on the differentiation and functional competency of Tfr cells in response to protein immunization or viral infection. By genetically deleting Rptor or Rictor, essential components for mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) and mTOR complex 2 (mTORC2), respectively, we found that mTORC1 but not mTORC2 is essential for Tfr differentiation...
September 19, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929674/-molecular-mechanisms-of-autophagy-in-regulating-renal-aging-and-interventional-effects-of-chinese-herbal-medicine
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REVIEW
Yue Tu, Wei Sun, Di-Ping Chen, Yi-Gang Wan, Wei Wu, Jian Yao
Aging is the gradual functional recession of the living tissues or organs caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors together. Autophagy is a process of degrading cytoplasmic components mediated by lysosomes in eukaryotic cells. Kidney is a typical target organ of aging. Autophagy regulates renal aging. Decrease in autophagy can accelerate renal aging,whereas,increase in autophagy can delay renal aging. During the process of regulating renal aging,the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and its related signaling pathways including the adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK)/mTOR,the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/ serine-threonine kinase(Akt)/mTOR,the AMPK/silent information regulation 1 (Sirt1) and transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) play the important roles in renal aging...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929385/l-serine-a-naturally-occurring-amino-acid-with-therapeutic-potential
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REVIEW
J S Metcalf, R A Dunlop, J T Powell, S A Banack, P A Cox
In human neuroblastoma cell cultures, non-human primates and human beings, L-serine is neuroprotective, acting through a variety of biochemical and molecular mechanisms. Although L-serine is generally classified as a non-essential amino acid, it is probably more appropriate to term it as a "conditional non-essential amino acid" since, under certain circumstances, vertebrates cannot synthesize it in sufficient quantities to meet necessary cellular demands. L-serine is biosynthesized in the mammalian central nervous system from 3-phosphoglycerate and serves as a precursor for the synthesis of the amino acids glycine and cysteine...
September 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929384/roles-of-dietary-glycine-proline-and-hydroxyproline-in-collagen-synthesis-and-animal-growth
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REVIEW
Peng Li, Guoyao Wu
Glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline (Hyp) contribute to 57% of total amino acids (AAs) in collagen, which accounts for one-third of proteins in animals. As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is essential to maintain the normal structure and strength of connective tissue, such as bones, skin, cartilage, and blood vessels. Mammals, birds, and fish can synthesize: (1) glycine from threonine, serine, choline, and Hyp; (2) proline from arginine; and (3) Hyp from proline residues in collagen, in a cell- and tissue-specific manner...
September 20, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929346/o-glcnac-dependent-regulation-of-progesterone-receptor-function-in-breast-cancer
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Gloria M Trinca, Merit L Goodman, Evangelia K Papachristou, Clive S D'Santos, Prabhakar Chalise, Rashna Madan, Chad Slawson, Christy R Hagan
Emerging clinical trial data implicate progestins in the development of breast cancer. While the role for the progesterone receptor (PR) in this process remains controversial, it is clear that PR, a steroid-activated nuclear receptor, alters the transcriptional landscape of breast cancer. PR interacts with many different types of proteins, including transcriptional co-activators and co-repressors, transcription factors, nuclear receptors, and proteins that post-translationally modify PR (i.e., kinases and phosphatases)...
September 19, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928791/wu-mei-wan-reduces-insulin-resistance-via-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-in-hepg2-cells
#15
Xueping Yang, Lingli Li, Ke Fang, Ruolan Dong, Jingbin Li, Yan Zhao, Hui Dong, Ping Yi, Zhaoyi Huang, Guang Chen, Fuer Lu
Wu-Mei-Wan (WMW) is a Chinese herbal formula used to treat type 2 diabetes. In this study, we aimed to explore the effects and mechanisms of WMW on insulin resistance in HepG2 cells. HepG2 cells were pretreated with palmitate (0.25 mM) to impair the insulin signaling pathway. Then, they were treated with different doses of WMW-containing medicated serum and stimulated with 100 nM insulin. Results showed that palmitate could reduce the glucose consumption rate in HepG2 cells and impair insulin signaling related to phosphorylation of insulin receptor (IR) and insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1), thereby regulating the downstream signaling pathways...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928428/phosphorylation-of-suppressor-of-hairless-impedes-its-dna-binding-activity
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Anja C Nagel, Jasmin S Auer, Adriana Schulz, Jens Pfannstiel, Zhenyu Yuan, Courtney E Collins, Rhett A Kovall, Anette Preiss
Notch signalling activity governs cellular differentiation in higher metazoa, where Notch signals are transduced by the transcription factor CSL, called Suppressor of Hairless [Su(H)] in Drosophila. Su(H) operates as molecular switch on Notch target genes: within activator complexes, including intracellular Notch, or within repressor complexes, including the antagonist Hairless. Mass spectrometry identified phosphorylation on Serine 269 in Su(H), potentially serving as a point of cross-regulation by other signalling pathways...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928218/the-serine-protease-homolog-clipa14-modulates-the-intensity-of-the-immune-response-in-the-mosquito-anopheles-gambiae
#17
Johnny Nakhleh, George K Christophides, Mike A Osta
CLIP domain serine protease homologues (cSPHs) are positive and negative regulators of Anopheles gambiae immune responses mediated by the complement-like protein TEP1 against Plasmodium malaria parasites and other microbial infections. We have previously reported that the SPH CLIPA2 is a negative regulator of the TEP1-mediated response by showing that CLIPA2 knockdown (kd) enhances mosquito resistance to infections with fungi, bacteria and Plasmodium parasites. Here, we identify another SPH, CLIPA14, as a novel regulator of mosquito immunity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928118/know-your-histone-zip-code-flowering-time-and-phosphorylation-of-histone-h2a-on-serine-95
#18
Patrice A Salomé
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928040/p-3f-a-microtubule-polymerization-inhibitor-enhances-p53-stability-through-the-change-in-localization-of-rps27a
#19
Huai Wang, Jiang Feng, Tong Zhou, Lijun Wei, Jianming Zhou
Previously, we demonstrated that P-3F, a podophyllum derivative, exhibits a 297-fold enhancement in antitumor activity than VP-16, used as anticancer agent in clinical. The purpose of our present study was to investigate the precise antitumor mechanism action of P-3F. It showed that P-3F inhibited microtubule polymerization in a concentration-dependent manner. The results were in overall agreement with modeling and docking studies performed on P-3F and tubulin. In addition, P-3F increased the levels of P53, this in turn prolonged P53 half-life...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927588/purification-structural-characterization-and-bioactivity-evaluation-of-a-novel-proteoglycan-produced-by-corbicula-fluminea
#20
Jing-Kun Yan, Yao-Yao Wang, Wen-Yi Qiu, Li-Xia Wu, Zhi-Chao Ding, Wu-Dan Cai
A novel proteoglycan, named CFPS-11, was isolated from Corbicula fluminea, which is a food source of freshwater bivalve mollusk. CFPS-11 had an average molecular weight of 807.7kDa and consisted of d-glucose and d-glucosamine in a molar ratio of 12.2:1.0. The protein moiety (∼5%) of CFPS-11 was covalently bonded to the polysaccharide chain in O-linkage type through both serine and thereonine residues. The polysaccharide chain of CFPS-11 was composed of (1→4)-α-d-glucopyranosyl and (1→3,6)-α-d-glucopyranosyl residues, which branched at O-6...
November 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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