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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716825/efficiency-and-safety-of-crac-inhibitors-in-human-rheumatoid-arthritis-xenograft-models
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Shuang Liu, Hitoshi Hasegawa, Erika Takemasa, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Keizou Oka, Takeshi Kiyoi, Hiroyuki Takeda, Tomio Ogasawara, Tatsuya Sawasaki, Masaki Yasukawa, Kazutaka Maeyama
Store-operated Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channels are involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and have been studied as therapeutic targets in the management of RA. We investigated the efficacy and safety of CRAC inhibitors, including a neutralizing Ab (hCRACM1-IgG) and YM-58483, in the treatment of RA. Patient-derived T cell and B cell activity was suppressed by hCRACM1-IgG as well as YM-58483. Systemically constant, s.c. infused CRAC inhibitors showed anti-inflammatory activity in a human-NOD/SCID xenograft RA model as well as protective effects against the destruction of cartilage and bone...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694529/the-production-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-is-controlled-by-tgf-%C3%AE-2
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Martina Feger, Philipp Hase, Bingbing Zhang, Frank Hirche, Philipp Glosse, Florian Lang, Michael Föller
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a cytokine produced by many cell types and implicated in cell growth, differentiation, apoptosis, and inflammation. It stimulates store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) through the calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channel Orai1/Stim1 in endometrial Ishikawa cells. Bone cells generate fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 23, which inhibits renal phosphate reabsorption and 1,25(OH)2D3 formation in concert with its co-receptor Klotho. Moreover, Klotho and FGF23 counteract aging and age-related clinical conditions...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575120/structural-basis-for-5-ets-recognition-by-utp4-at-the-early-stages-of-ribosome-biogenesis
#3
Fabiola R Calviño, Markus Kornprobst, Géza Schermann, Fabienne Birkle, Klemens Wild, Tamas Fischer, Ed Hurt, Yasar Luqman Ahmed, Irmgard Sinning
Eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis begins with the co-transcriptional assembly of the 90S pre-ribosome. The 'U three protein' (UTP) complexes and snoRNP particles arrange around the nascent pre-ribosomal RNA chaperoning its folding and further maturation. The earliest event in this hierarchical process is the binding of the UTP-A complex to the 5'-end of the pre-ribosomal RNA (5'-ETS). This oligomeric complex predominantly consists of β-propeller and α-solenoidal proteins. Here we present the structure of the Utp4 subunit from the thermophilic fungus Chaetomium thermophilum at 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564609/sequential-steps-of-crac-channel-activation
#4
Raz Palty, Zhu Fu, Ehud Y Isacoff
Interaction between the endoplasmic reticulum protein STIM1 and the plasma membrane channel ORAI1 generates calcium signals that are central for diverse cellular functions. How STIM1 binds and activates ORAI1 remains poorly understood. Using electrophysiological, optical, and biochemical techniques, we examined the effects of mutations in the STIM1-ORAI1 activating region (SOAR) of STIM1. We find that SOAR mutants that are deficient in binding to resting ORAI1 channels are able to bind to and boost activation of partially activated ORAI1 channels...
May 30, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492103/amphipathic-secondary-structure-elements-and-putative-cholesterol-recognizing-amino-acid-consensus-crac-motifs-as-governing-factors-of-highly-specific-matrix-protein-interactions-with-raft-type-membranes-in-enveloped-viruses
#5
Victor A Radyukhin, Liubov A Dadinova, Ivan A Orlov, Ludmila A Baratova
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 11, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400552/kinetic-crac-uncovers-a-role-for-nab3-in-determining-gene-expression-profiles-during-stress
#6
Rob van Nues, Gabriele Schweikert, Erica de Leau, Alina Selega, Andrew Langford, Ryan Franklin, Ira Iosub, Peter Wadsworth, Guido Sanguinetti, Sander Granneman
RNA-binding proteins play a key role in shaping gene expression profiles during stress, however, little is known about the dynamic nature of these interactions and how this influences the kinetics of gene expression. To address this, we developed kinetic cross-linking and analysis of cDNAs (χCRAC), an ultraviolet cross-linking method that enabled us to quantitatively measure the dynamics of protein-RNA interactions in vivo on a minute time-scale. Here, using χCRAC we measure the global RNA-binding dynamics of the yeast transcription termination factor Nab3 in response to glucose starvation...
April 11, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355211/transcriptome-wide-analysis-of-alternative-routes-for-rna-substrates-into-the-exosome-complex
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Clémentine Delan-Forino, Claudia Schneider, David Tollervey
The RNA exosome complex functions in both the accurate processing and rapid degradation of many classes of RNA. Functional and structural analyses indicate that RNA can either be threaded through the central channel of the exosome or more directly access the active sites of the ribonucleases Rrp44 and Rrp6, but it was unclear how many substrates follow each pathway in vivo. We used CRAC (UV crosslinking and analysis of cDNA) in growing cells to identify transcriptome-wide interactions of RNAs with the major nuclear exosome-cofactor Mtr4 and with individual exosome subunits (Rrp6, Csl4, Rrp41 and Rrp44) along the threaded RNA path...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352661/store-operated-ca-2-entry-controls-ameloblast-cell-function-and-enamel-development
#8
Miriam Eckstein, Martin Vaeth, Cinzia Fornai, Manikandan Vinu, Timothy G Bromage, Meerim K Nurbaeva, Jessica L Sorge, Paulo G Coelho, Youssef Idaghdour, Stefan Feske, Rodrigo S Lacruz
Loss-of-function mutations in stromal interaction molecule 1 (STIM1) impair the activation of Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channels and store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE), resulting in a disease syndrome called CRAC channelopathy that is characterized by severe dental enamel defects. The cause of these enamel defects has remained unclear given a lack of animal models. We generated Stim1/2(K14cre) mice to delete STIM1 and its homolog STIM2 in enamel cells. These mice showed impaired SOCE in enamel cells...
March 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349467/crosslinking-methods-to-identify-rna-methyltransferase-targets-in-vivo
#9
Sara Haag, Jens Kretschmer, Katherine E Sloan, Markus T Bohnsack
Several crosslinking methods have been developed to identify interacting RNAs for proteins of interest. Here, we describe variants of the UV crosslinking and analysis of cDNA (CRAC) method that allow target identification of RNA methyltransferases on a genome-wide scale. We present a detailed protocol for the application of CRAC in human cells that stably express the protein of interest fused to a tandem affinity tag. After the introduction of a covalent link between the protein and its target RNAs, protein-RNA complexes are purified and bound RNAs trimmed, ligated to adapters, reverse transcribed, and amplified...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331181/multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-act-as-a-chemokine-and-recruit-macrophages-by-activating-the-plc-ip3-crac-channel-signaling-pathway
#10
Hui Li, Xiao-Qiu Tan, Li Yan, Bo Zeng, Jie Meng, Hai-Yan Xu, Ji-Min Cao
The impact of nanomaterials on immune cells is gaining attention but is not well documented. Here, we report a novel stimulating effect of carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (c-MWCNTs) on the migration of macrophages and uncover the underlying mechanisms, especially the upstream signaling, using a series of techniques including transwell migration assay, patch clamp, ELISA and confocal microscopy. c-MWCNTs dramatically stimulated the migration of RAW264.7 macrophages when endocytosed, and this effect was abolished by inhibiting phospholipase C (PLC) with U-73122, antagonizing the IP3 receptor with 2-APB, and blocking calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channels with SK&F96365...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294127/orai2-modulates-store-operated-calcium-entry-and-t-cell-mediated-immunity
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Martin Vaeth, Jun Yang, Megumi Yamashita, Isabelle Zee, Miriam Eckstein, Camille Knosp, Ulrike Kaufmann, Peter Karoly Jani, Rodrigo S Lacruz, Veit Flockerzi, Imre Kacskovics, Murali Prakriya, Stefan Feske
Store-operated Ca(2+) entry (SOCE) through Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channels is critical for lymphocyte function and immune responses. CRAC channels are hexamers of ORAI proteins that form the channel pore, but the contributions of individual ORAI homologues to CRAC channel function are not well understood. Here we show that deletion of Orai1 reduces, whereas deletion of Orai2 increases, SOCE in mouse T cells. These distinct effects are due to the ability of ORAI2 to form heteromeric channels with ORAI1 and to attenuate CRAC channel function...
March 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258822/intra-articular-lentivirus-mediated-gene-therapy-targeting-cracm1-for-the-treatment-of-collagen-induced-arthritis
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Shuang Liu, Takeshi Kiyoi, Erika Takemasa, Kazutaka Maeyama
Abnormal store-operated calcium uptake has been observed in peripheral T lymphocytes of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and sustained intracellular calcium signalling is known to mediate the functions of many types of immune cells. Thus, it is hypothesized that regulating calcium entry through CRACM1 (the pore-forming subunit of calcium release-activated calcium (CRAC) channels; also known as ORAI1) may be beneficial for the management of RA. Localized CRACM1 knockdown in the joints and draining lymph nodes (DLNs) of mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) was achieved via lentiviral-based delivery of shRNA targeting mouse CRACM1...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220789/stim1-activates-crac-channels-through-rotation-of-the-pore-helix-to-open-a-hydrophobic-gate
#13
Megumi Yamashita, Priscilla S-W Yeung, Christopher E Ing, Beth A McNally, Régis Pomès, Murali Prakriya
Store-operated Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channels constitute a major pathway for Ca(2+) influx and mediate many essential signalling functions in animal cells, yet how they open remains elusive. Here, we investigate the gating mechanism of the human CRAC channel Orai1 by its activator, stromal interacting molecule 1 (STIM1). We find that two rings of pore-lining residues, V102 and F99, work together to form a hydrophobic gate. Mutations of these residues to polar amino acids produce channels with leaky gates that conduct ions in the resting state...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178265/computational-investigation-of-sphingosine-kinase-1-sphk1-and-calcium-dependent-erk1-2-activation-downstream-of-vegfr2-in-endothelial-cells
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Hojjat Bazzazi, Aleksander S Popel
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a powerful regulator of neovascularization. VEGF binding to its cognate receptor, VEGFR2, activates a number of signaling pathways including ERK1/2. Activation of ERK1/2 is experimentally shown to involve sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) activation and its calcium-dependent translocation downstream of ERK1/2. Here we construct a rule-based computational model of signaling downstream of VEGFR2, by including SphK1 and calcium positive feedback mechanisms, and investigate their consequences on ERK1/2 activation...
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167653/orai1-activates-proliferation-of-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-in-response-to-laminar-flow-through-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors-2-and-4
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Dongwon Choi, Eunkyung Park, Eunson Jung, Young Jin Seong, Mingu Hong, Sunju Lee, James Burford, Georgina Gyarmati, Janos Peti-Peterdi, Sonal Srikanth, Yousang Gwack, Chester J Koh, Evgenii Boriushkin, Anne Hamik, Alex K Wong, Young-Kwon Hong
RATIONALE: Lymphatic vessels function to drain interstitial fluid from a variety of tissues. Although shear stress generated by fluid flow is known to trigger lymphatic expansion and remodeling, the molecular basis underlying flow-induced lymphatic growth is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to gain a better understanding of the mechanism by which laminar shear stress activates lymphatic proliferation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Primary endothelial cells from dermal blood and lymphatic vessels (BECs and LECs) were exposed to low-rate steady laminar flow...
February 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159636/computational-comparison-of-a-calcium-dependent-jellyfish-protein-apoaequorin-and-calmodulin-cholesterol-in-short-term-memory-maintenance
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Gene A Morrill, Adele B Kostellow, Raj K Gupta
Memory reconsolidation and maintenance depend on calcium channels and on calcium/calmodulin-dependent kinases regulating protein turnover in the hippocampus. Ingestion of a jellyfish protein, apoaequorin, reportedly protects and/or improves verbal learning in adults and is currently widely advertised for use by the elderly. Apoaequorin is a member of the EF-hand calcium binding family of proteins that includes calmodulin. Calmodulin-1 (148 residues) differs from Apoaequorin (195 residues) in that it contains four rather than three Ca(2+)-binding sites and three rather than four cholesterol-binding (CRAC, CARC) domains...
March 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130783/the-trpm7-channel-kinase-regulates-store-operated-calcium-entry
#17
Malika Faouzi, Tatiana Kilch, F David Horgen, Andrea Fleig, Reinhold Penner
KEY POINTS: Pharmacological and molecular inhibition of transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) reduces store-operated calcium entry (SOCE). Overexpression of TRPM7 in TRPM7(-/-) cells restores SOCE. TRPM7 is not a store-operated calcium channel. TRPM7 kinase rather than channel modulates SOCE. TRPM7 channel activity contributes to the maintenance of store Ca(2+) levels at rest. ABSTRACT: The transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) is a protein that combines an ion channel with an intrinsic kinase domain, enabling it to modulate cellular functions either by conducting ions through the pore or by phosphorylating downstream proteins via its kinase domain...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126709/enhanced-store-operated-ca-2-influx-and-orai1-expression-in-ventricular-fibroblasts-from-human-failing-heart
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Gracious R Ross, Tanvir Bajwa, Stacie Edwards, Larisa Emelyanova, Farhan Rizvi, Ekhson L Holmuhamedov, Paul Werner, Francis X Downey, A Jamil Tajik, Arshad Jahangir
Excessive cardiac fibrosis, characterized by increased collagen-rich extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition, is a major predisposing factor for mechanical and electrical dysfunction in heart failure (HF). The human ventricular fibroblast (hVF) remodeling mechanisms that cause excessive collagen deposition in HF are unclear, although reports suggest a role for intracellular free Ca(2+) in fibrosis. Therefore, we determined the association of differences in cellular Ca(2+) dynamics and collagen secretion/deposition between hVFs from failing and normal (control) hearts...
March 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115624/the-g-patch-protein-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-repressing-factor-mediates-the-recruitment-of-the-exonuclease-xrn2-and-activation-of-the-rna-helicase-dhx15-in-human-ribosome-biogenesis
#19
Indira Memet, Carmen Doebele, Katherine E Sloan, Markus T Bohnsack
In eukaryotes, the synthesis of ribosomal subunits, which involves the maturation of the ribosomal (r)RNAs and assembly of ribosomal proteins, requires the co-ordinated action of a plethora of ribosome biogenesis factors. Many of these cofactors remain to be characterized in human cells. Here, we demonstrate that the human G-patch protein NF-κB-repressing factor (NKRF) forms a pre-ribosomal subcomplex with the DEAH-box RNA helicase DHX15 and the 5΄-3΄ exonuclease XRN2. Using UV crosslinking and analysis of cDNA (CRAC), we reveal that NKRF binds to the transcribed spacer regions of the pre-rRNA transcript...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108030/pore-opening-mechanism-of-crac-channels
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Priscilla S-W Yeung, Megumi Yamashita, Murali Prakriya
Three decades ago, James W. Putney Jr. conceptualized the idea of store-operated calcium entry (SOCE) to explain how depletion of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca(2+) stores evokes Ca(2+) influx across the plasma membrane. Since the publication of this highly influential idea, it is now established that SOCE is universal among non-excitable and probably even many types of excitable cells, and contributes to numerous effector functions impacting immunity, muscle contraction, and brain function. The molecules encoding SOCE, the STIM and Orai proteins, are now known and our understanding of how this pathway is activated in response to ER Ca(2+) store depletion has advanced significantly...
May 2017: Cell Calcium
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