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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924174/gene-expression-meta-analysis-in-diffuse-low-grade-glioma-and-the-corresponding-histological-subtypes
#1
Siqi Wang, Feng Jin, Wenliang Fan, Fang Liu, Yan Zou, Xuehan Hu, Haibo Xu, Ping Han
Diffuse low-grade glioma (DLGG) is a well-differentiated, slow-growing tumour with an inherent tendency to progress to high-grade glioma. The potential roles of genetic alterations in DLGG development have not yet been fully delineated. Therefore, the current study performed an integrated gene expression meta-analysis of eight independent, publicly available microarray datasets including 291 DLGGs and 83 non-glioma (NG) samples to identify gene expression signatures associated with DLGG. Using INMEX, 708 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) (385 upregulated and 323 downregulated genes) were identified in DLGG compared to NG...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923951/bpm-cul3-e3-ligase-modulates-thermotolerance-by-facilitating-negative-regulatory-domain-mediated-degradation-of-dreb2a-in-arabidopsis
#2
Kyoko Morimoto, Naohiko Ohama, Satoshi Kidokoro, Junya Mizoi, Fuminori Takahashi, Daisuke Todaka, Junro Mogami, Hikaru Sato, Feng Qin, June-Sik Kim, Yoichiro Fukao, Masayuki Fujiwara, Kazuo Shinozaki, Kazuko Yamaguchi-Shinozaki
DEHYDRATION-RESPONSIVE ELEMENT BINDING PROTEIN 2A (DREB2A) acts as a key transcription factor in both drought and heat stress tolerance in Arabidopsis and induces the expression of many drought- and heat stress-inducible genes. Although DREB2A expression itself is induced by stress, the posttranslational regulation of DREB2A, including protein stabilization, is required for its transcriptional activity. The deletion of a 30-aa central region of DREB2A known as the negative regulatory domain (NRD) transforms DREB2A into a stable and constitutively active form referred to as DREB2A CA...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915228/analysis-of-the-genes-involved-in-mendelian-forms-of-low-renin-hypertension-in-chinese-early-onset-hypertensive-patients
#3
Kai Liu, Fang Qin, Xiaolu Sun, Yang Zhang, Jizheng Wang, Yajie Wu, Wenjun Ma, Wei Wang, Xueyi Wu, Ying Qin, Huimin Zhang, Xianliang Zhou, Haiying Wu, Rutai Hui, Yubao Zou, Xiongjing Jiang, Lei Song
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to analyze genes involved in Mendelian forms of low-renin hypertension in Chinese early-onset hypertensive patients. METHODS: A panel of nine genes, namely SCNN1B, SCNN1G, WNK1, WNK4, KLHL3, CUL3, nuclear receptor subfamily 3, group C (NR3C)1, NR3C2, and HSD11B2 were screened by targeted resequencing in 260 Chinese early-onset hypertensive patients. Additionally, exon 13 of both SCNN1B and SCNN1G was sequenced in an independent cohort of 506 Chinese early-onset hypertensive patients...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866417/effects-of-ganoderma-lucidum-polysaccharides-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
#4
Fan Xu, Xiao Li, Xu Xiao, Lan-Fang Liu, Li Zhang, Ping-Ping Lin, Sheng-Lin Zhang, Qing-Shan Li
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a widely used anthracycline derivative anticancer drug, but the use of DOX in clinical applications is limited by its cardiotoxicity. In the current research, we were aiming to assess the effects of Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides (GLPS) on DOX-induced cardiotoxicity and to illustrate the associated mechanisms. H9c2 rat cardiomyocytes were treated with DOX in the absence or presence of GLPS, and we found GLPS treatment ameliorated DOX-induced H9c2 cell death. Moreover, results of in vivo studies indicated that GLPS significantly decreased the serum levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), creatine kinase (CK) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and attenuated DOX-induced histological changes of the heart tissues...
August 31, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860350/identification-of-distinct-mutational-patterns-and-new-driver-genes-in-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinomas-and-adenocarcinomas
#5
De-Chen Lin, Huy Q Dinh, Jian-Jun Xie, Anand Mayakonda, Tiago Chedraoui Silva, Yan-Yi Jiang, Ling-Wen Ding, Jian-Zhong He, Xiu-E Xu, Jia-Jie Hao, Ming-Rong Wang, Chunquan Li, Li-Yan Xu, En-Min Li, Benjamin P Berman, H Phillip Koeffler
OBJECTIVES: Oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and adenocarcinoma (OAC) are distinct cancers in terms of a number of clinical and epidemiological characteristics, complicating the design of clinical trials and biomarker developments. We analysed 1048 oesophageal tumour-germline pairs from both subtypes, to characterise their genomic features, and biological and clinical significance. DESIGN: Previously exome-sequenced samples were re-analysed to identify significantly mutated genes (SMGs) and mutational signatures...
August 31, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859855/degradation-of-phlpp2-by-kctd17-via-a-glucagon-dependent-pathway-promotes-hepatic-steatosis
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KyeongJin Kim, Dongryeol Ryu, Paola Dongiovanni, Lale Ozcan, Shruti Nayak, Beatrix Ueberheide, Luca Valenti, Johan Auwerx, Utpal B Pajvani
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Obesity-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) develops, in part, via excess insulin-stimulated hepatic de novo lipogenesis, which increases, paradoxically, in patients with obesity-induced insulin resistance. Pleckstrin homology domain leucine-rich repeat protein phosphatase 2 (PHLPP2) terminates insulin signaling by dephosphorylating Akt; levels of PHLPP2 are reduced in livers from obese mice. We investigated whether loss of hepatic PHLPP2 is sufficient to induce fatty liver in mice, mechanisms of PHLPP2 degradation in fatty liver, and expression of genes that regulate PHLPP2 in livers of patients with NAFLD...
August 28, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851847/rotavirus-nsp1-requires-casein-kinase-ii-mediated-phosphorylation-for-hijacking-of-cullin-ring-ligases
#7
Kaitlin A Davis, Marco Morelli, John T Patton
The rotavirus nonstructural protein NSP1 repurposes cullin-RING E3 ubiquitin ligases (CRLs) to antagonize innate immune responses. By functioning as substrate adaptors of hijacked CRLs, NSP1 causes ubiquitination and proteasomal degradation of host proteins that are essential for expression of interferon (IFN) and IFN-stimulated gene products. The target of most human and porcine rotaviruses is the β-transducin repeat-containing protein (β-TrCP), a regulator of NF-κB activation. β-TrCP recognizes a phosphorylated degron (DSGΦXS) present in the inhibitor of NF-κB (IκB); phosphorylation of the IκB degron is mediated by IκB kinase (IKK)...
August 29, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826468/blade-on-petiole-proteins-act-in-an-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-complex-to-regulate-phytochrome-interacting-factor-4-abundance
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Bo Zhang, Mattias Holmlund, Severine Lorrain, Mikael Norberg, László Bakó, Christian Fankhauser, Ove Nilsson
Both light and temperature have dramatic effects on plant development. Phytochrome photoreceptors regulate plant responses to the environment in large part by controlling the abundance of PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR (PIF) transcription factors. However, the molecular determinants of this essential signaling mechanism still remain largely unknown. Here, we present evidence that the BLADE-ON-PETIOLE (BOP) genes, which have previously been shown to control leaf and flower development in Arabidopsis, are involved in controlling the abundance of PIF4...
August 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820199/tuning-the-copper-ii-coordination-properties-of-cyclam-by-subtle-chemical-modifications
#9
Nathalie Camus, Nathalie Le Bris, Selbi Nuryyeva, Matthieu Chessé, David Esteban-Gómez, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, Raphaël Tripier, Mourad Elhabiri
The acid-base and copper(ii) coordination properties of three previously described cyclam derivatives are reported. Potentiometry, mass spectrometry, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, electrochemistry and theoretical calculations were combined to investigate the protonation and binding properties of Bn-cyclam-EtOH (L1), oxo-cyclam-EtOH (L2) and oxo-Bn-cyclam-EtOH (L3). These three cyclams are C-functionalized by a hydroxyethyl pendant arm and display either one N-benzyl group and/or an amide replacing one macrocyclic secondary amine...
August 29, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805821/opposing-effects-of-cancer-type-specific-spop-mutants-on-bet-protein-degradation-and-sensitivity-to-bet-inhibitors
#10
Hana Janouskova, Geniver El Tekle, Elisa Bellini, Namrata D Udeshi, Anna Rinaldi, Anna Ulbricht, Tiziano Bernasocchi, Gianluca Civenni, Marco Losa, Tanya Svinkina, Craig M Bielski, Gregory V Kryukov, Luciano Cascione, Sara Napoli, Radoslav I Enchev, David G Mutch, Michael E Carney, Andrew Berchuck, Boris J N Winterhoff, Russell R Broaddus, Peter Schraml, Holger Moch, Francesco Bertoni, Carlo V Catapano, Matthias Peter, Steven A Carr, Levi A Garraway, Peter J Wild, Jean-Philippe P Theurillat
It is generally assumed that recurrent mutations within a given cancer driver gene elicit similar drug responses. Cancer genome studies have identified recurrent but divergent missense mutations affecting the substrate-recognition domain of the ubiquitin ligase adaptor SPOP in endometrial and prostate cancers. The therapeutic implications of these mutations remain incompletely understood. Here we analyzed changes in the ubiquitin landscape induced by endometrial cancer-associated SPOP mutations and identified BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4 proteins (BETs) as SPOP-CUL3 substrates that are preferentially degraded by endometrial cancer-associated SPOP mutants...
September 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804198/association-between-cullin-3-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-rs17479770-and-essential-hypertension-in-the-male-chinese-han-population
#11
Jin Li, Jing Hu, Rong Sun, Yongpan Zhao, Heping Liu, Jian Li, Lei Shi, Shujin Zhao
BACKGROUND: Hypertension, including essential and secondary hypertension, is a multifactorial disease, affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Secondary hypertension can result from mutations of cullin-3 (CUL3); however, whether polymorphisms of CUL3 are associated with essential hypertension (EH) has not been reported. Here, we investigated the association between CUL3 SNPs rs17479770 and rs3738952 and EH in the Chinese Han population. METHODS: This case-control study investigated 520 representatives, including 259 patients with EH and 261 normotensive controls matched for age, gender, BMI, TG, TC, and HbA1c for the distribution of functional rs17479770 and rs3738952 within the CUL3 gene by using PCR and RFLP...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802844/structural-basis-for-cullins-and-ring-component-inhibition-targeting-e3-ubiquitin-pathway-conductors-for-cancer-therapeutics
#12
Shagufta Shafique, Waqar Ali, Sonia Kanwal, Sajid Rashid
Cullin (CUL)-RING E3 ubiquitin ligases (CRLs) are attractive therapeutic targets as they regulate diverse biological processes important for cancer cell survival by conferring substrate selectivity for ubiquitination and degradation. Given the complexity of CRL complexes, steps toward the structure-based design of small-molecule inhibitors to modulate their activity have remained elusive. In this study, we explored the structural assembly and interaction details of closely related CUL scaffolds (CUL1, CUL2, CUL3, CUL4A, CUL4B, CUL5 and CUL7) with RBX1 to screen potent small molecules against CRLs...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743001/gcl-and-cul3-control-the-switch-between-cell-lineages-by-mediating-localized-degradation-of-an-rtk
#13
Juhee Pae, Ryan M Cinalli, Antonio Marzio, Michele Pagano, Ruth Lehmann
The separation of germline from somatic lineages is fundamental to reproduction and species preservation. Here, we show that Drosophila Germ cell-less (GCL) is a critical component in this process by acting as a switch that turns off a somatic lineage pathway. GCL, a conserved BTB (Broad-complex, Tramtrack, and Bric-a-brac) protein, is a substrate-specific adaptor for Cullin3-RING ubiquitin ligase complex (CRL3(GCL)). We show that CRL3(GCL) promotes PGC fate by mediating degradation of Torso, a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) and major determinant of somatic cell fate...
July 24, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638054/drug-repositioning-screening-for-keap1-nrf2-binding-inhibitors-using-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy
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Yuki Yoshizaki, Takayasu Mori, Mari Ishigami-Yuasa, Eriko Kikuchi, Daiei Takahashi, Moko Zeniya, Naohiro Nomura, Yutaro Mori, Yuya Araki, Fumiaki Ando, Shintaro Mandai, Yuri Kasagi, Yohei Arai, Emi Sasaki, Sayaka Yoshida, Hiroyuki Kagechika, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Eisei Sohara
The Kelch-like ECH-associating protein 1 (Keap1)-nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-antioxidant response element (ARE) signaling pathway is the major regulator of cytoprotective responses to oxidative and electrophilic stress. The Cul3/Keap1 E3 ubiquitin ligase complex interacts with Nrf2, leading to Nrf2 ubiquitination and degradation. In this study, we focused on the disruption of the Keap1-Nrf2 interaction to upregulate Nrf2 expression and the transcription of ARE-controlled cytoprotective oxidative stress response enzymes, such as HO-1...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620047/sccro-neddylates-cul3-to-selectively-promote-midbody-localization-and-activity-of-cul3klhl21-during-abscission
#15
Guochang Huang, Andrew J Kaufman, Ke Xu, Katia Manova, Bhuvanesh Singh
SCCRO/DCUN1D1, a component of the neddylation E3 complex, regulates the activity of the cullin-RING-ligase (CRL) type of ubiquitination E3s by promoting neddylation of cullin family members. Studies have shown SCCRO regulates proliferation in vitro and in vivo. Here, we show that inactivation of SCCRO results in prolonged mitotic time due to delayed and/or failed abscission. The effects of SCCRO on abscission involve its role in neddylation and localization of Cul3 to the midbody. The Cul3 adaptor KLHL21 mediates SCCRO's effects on abscission, as it fails to localize to the midbody in SCCRO-deficient cells during abscission and its inactivation resulted in phenotypic changes identical to SCCRO inactivation...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593901/pseudohypoaldosteronism-types-i-and-ii-little-more-than-a-name-in-common
#16
Dídac Casas-Alba, Jordi Vila Cots, Laura Monfort Carretero, Loreto Martorell Sampol, Maria-Christina Zennaro, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Juan Antonio Camacho Díaz
Pseudohypoaldosteronism (PHA) comprises a diverse group of rare diseases characterized by sodium and potassium imbalances incorrectly attributed to a defect in aldosterone production. Two different forms of PHA have been described, type I (PHAI) and type II (PHAII). PHAI has been subclassified into renal and systemic. Given the rarity and heterogeneity of this group of disorders we report three patients who carry PHA and a brief revision of current literature focused on the comparative analysis of PHAI and PHAII...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558011/conserved-properties-of-drosophila-insomniac-link-sleep-regulation-and-synaptic-function
#17
Qiuling Li, David A Kellner, Hayden A M Hatch, Tomohiro Yumita, Sandrine Sanchez, Robert P Machold, C Andrew Frank, Nicholas Stavropoulos
Sleep is an ancient animal behavior that is regulated similarly in species ranging from flies to humans. Various genes that regulate sleep have been identified in invertebrates, but whether the functions of these genes are conserved in mammals remains poorly explored. Drosophila insomniac (inc) mutants exhibit severely shortened and fragmented sleep. Inc protein physically associates with the Cullin-3 (Cul3) ubiquitin ligase, and neuronal depletion of Inc or Cul3 strongly curtails sleep, suggesting that Inc is a Cul3 adaptor that directs the ubiquitination of neuronal substrates that impact sleep...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511177/familial-hyperkalemia-and-hypertension-fhht-and-klhl3-description-of-a-family-with-a-new-recessive-mutation-s553l-compared-to-a-family-with-a-dominant-mutation-q309r-with-analysis-of-urinary-sodium-chloride-cotransporter
#18
Orit Kliuk-Ben Bassat, Vered Carmon, Aaron Hanukoglu, Liat Ganon, Eias Massalha, Eliezer J Holtzman, Zvi Farfel, Haim Mayan
BACKGROUND: Familial hyperkalemia and hypertension (FHHt) is an inherited disorder manifested by hyperkalemia and hypertension. The following four causative genes were identified: WNK1, WNK4, CUL3, and KLHL3. For the first 3 genes, inheritance is autosomal dominant. For KLHL3, inheritance is mostly dominant. A few cases with autosomal recessive disease were described. The mechanism of these 2 modes of inheritance is not clear. In the recessive form, the phenotype of heterozygotes is not well described...
2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499918/cul3-neddylation-is-crucial-for-gradual-lipid-droplet-formation-during-adipogenesis
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Dawadschargal Dubiel, Willem Bintig, Thilo Kähne, Wolfgang Dubiel, Michael Naumann
Cullin 3 (Cul3) belongs to the family of cullins (Cul1-7) providing the scaffold for cullin-RING ubiquitin (Ub) ligases (CRLs), which are activated by neddylation and represent essential E3 ligases of the Ub proteasome system. During adipogenic differentiation neddylated Cul3 accumulates in LiSa-2 preadipocytes. Downregulation of Cul3 and inhibition of neddylation by MLN4924 blocks the formation of lipid droplets (LDs), the lipid storage organelles and markers of adipogenesis. Neddylation of Cul3 coincides with an increase of Rab18, a GTPase associated with LDs...
August 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453520/wdr23-regulates-nrf2-independently-of-keap1
#20
Jacqueline Y Lo, Brett N Spatola, Sean P Curran
Cellular adaptation to stress is essential to ensure organismal survival. NRF2/NFE2L2 is a key determinant of xenobiotic stress responses, and loss of negative regulation by the KEAP1-CUL3 proteasome system is implicated in several chemo- and radiation-resistant cancers. Advantageously using C. elegans alongside human cell culture models, we establish a new WDR23-DDB1-CUL4 regulatory axis for NRF2 activity that operates independently of the canonical KEAP1-CUL3 system. WDR23 binds the DIDLID sequence within the Neh2 domain of NRF2 to regulate its stability; this regulation is not dependent on the KEAP1-binding DLG or ETGE motifs...
April 2017: PLoS Genetics
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