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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038734/partially-assembled-nucleosome-structures-at%C3%A2-atomic-detail
#1
Georgy N Rychkov, Andrey V Ilatovskiy, Igor B Nazarov, Alexey V Shvetsov, Dmitry V Lebedev, Alexander Y Konev, Vladimir V Isaev-Ivanov, Alexey V Onufriev
The evidence is now overwhelming that partially assembled nucleosome states (PANS) are as important as the canonical nucleosome structure for the understanding of how accessibility to genomic DNA is regulated in cells. We use a combination of molecular dynamics simulation and atomic force microscopy to deliver, in atomic detail, structural models of three key PANS: the hexasome (H2A·H2B)·(H3·H4)2, the tetrasome (H3·H4)2, and the disome (H3·H4). Despite fluctuations of the conformation of the free DNA in these structures, regions of protected DNA in close contact with the histone core remain stable, thus establishing the basis for the understanding of the role of PANS in DNA accessibility regulation...
December 27, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028239/asymmetric-unwrapping-of-nucleosomal-dna-propagates-asymmetric-opening-and-dissociation-of-the-histone-core
#2
Yujie Chen, Joshua M Tokuda, Traci Topping, Steve P Meisburger, Suzette A Pabit, Lisa M Gloss, Lois Pollack
The nucleosome core particle (NCP) is the basic structural unit for genome packaging in eukaryotic cells and consists of DNA wound around a core of eight histone proteins. DNA access is modulated through dynamic processes of NCP disassembly. Partly disassembled structures, such as the hexasome (containing six histones) and the tetrasome (four histones), are important for transcription regulation in vivo. However, the pathways for their formation have been difficult to characterize. We combine time-resolved (TR) small-angle X-ray scattering and TR-FRET to correlate changes in the DNA conformations with composition of the histone core during salt-induced disassembly of canonical NCPs...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994550/anti-proliferative-and-apoptosis-inducing-effect-of-theabrownin-against-non-small-cell-lung-adenocarcinoma-a549-cells
#3
Feifei Wu, Li Zhou, Wangdong Jin, Weiji Yang, Ying Wang, Bo Yan, Wenlin Du, Qiang Zhang, Lei Zhang, Yonghua Guo, Jin Zhang, Letian Shan, Thomas Efferth
With the highest cancer incidence rate, lung cancer, especially non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is the leading cause of cancer death in the world. Tea (leaves of Camellia sinensis) has been widely used as a traditional beverage beneficial to human health, including anti-NSCLC activity. Theabrownin (TB) is one major kind of tea pigment responsible for the beneficial effects of tea liquor. However, its effect on NSCLC is unknown. The aim of the present study was to evaluate anti-proliferative and apoptosis-inducing effect of TB on NSCLC (A549) cells, using MTT assay, morphological observation (DAPI staining), in situ terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) assay, and annexin-V/PI flow cytometry...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959435/oridonin-promotes-g2-m-arrest-in-a549-cells-by-facilitating-atm-activation
#4
Mingxing Zheng, Zhibing Zhu, Yongzhao Zhao, Da Yao, Maoqing Wu, Gengyun Sun
Previous studies have demonstrated that oridonin, a tetracyclic diterpenoid compound extracted from Rabdosia rubescens, inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis in several tumor cell lines. However, the mechanism by which oridonin inhibits the cell cycle remains poorly understood. In the present study, possible mechanisms by which oridonin affects cell cycle progression were explored in A549 lung cancer cells. Flow cytometry analysis indicated that oridonin inhibited the proliferation of A549 cells by inducing G2/M cell cycle arrest in a dose‑dependent manner...
January 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941214/calcium-alterations-signal-either-to-senescence-or-to-autophagy-induction-in-stem-cells-upon-oxidative-stress
#5
Aleksandra V Borodkina, Alla N Shatrova, Pavel I Deryabin, Anastasiia A Griukova, Polina A Abushik, Sergei M Antonov, Nikolay N Nikolsky, Elena B Burova
Intracellular calcium ([Ca(2+)]i) has been reported to play an important role in autophagy, apoptosis and necrosis, however, a little is known about its impact in senescence. Here we investigated [Ca(2+)]i contribution to oxidative stress-induced senescence of human endometrium-derived stem cells (hMESCs). In hMESCs sublethal H2O2-treatment resulted in a rapid calcium release from intracellular stores mediated by the activation of PLC/IP3/IP3R pathway. Notably, further senescence development was accompanied by persistently elevated [Ca(2+)]i levels...
December 8, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939754/increasing-no-level-regulates-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-macrophages-after-2-chloroethyl-ethyl-sulphide-challenge
#6
Satish Sagar, Soumya Ranjan Parida, Silpa Sabnam, Huma Rizwan, Sweta Pal, Mitali Madhusmita Swain, Arttatrana Pal
Generation of nitric oxide (NO) in cellular compartments acts in a redox-dependent manner to counteract oxidative stress either by directly acting as an antioxidant through scavenging superoxide anions (O2(-)), to form peroxynitrite (ONOO-) or acting as a signaling molecule, altering gene expression that triggers various physiological processes. However, the molecular mechanisms of macrophage activation and NO production leads to apoptosis and inflammation after 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulphide (CEES) exposure remains unclear...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827373/bmi1-regulates-prc1-architecture-and-activity-through-homo-and-hetero-oligomerization
#7
Felicia Gray, Hyo Je Cho, Shirish Shukla, Shihan He, Ashley Harris, Bohdan Boytsov, Łukasz Jaremko, Mariusz Jaremko, Borries Demeler, Elizabeth R Lawlor, Jolanta Grembecka, Tomasz Cierpicki
BMI1 is a core component of the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) and emerging data support a role of BMI1 in cancer. The central domain of BMI1 is involved in protein-protein interactions and is essential for its oncogenic activity. Here, we present the structure of BMI1 bound to the polyhomeotic protein PHC2 illustrating that the central domain of BMI1 adopts an ubiquitin-like (UBL) fold and binds PHC2 in a β-hairpin conformation. Unexpectedly, we find that the UBL domain is involved in homo-oligomerization of BMI1...
November 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813335/phosphorylation-of-h2a-x-t-yr39-positively-regulates-dna-damage-response-and-is-linked-to-cancer-progression
#8
EDITORIAL
Yan Liu, Yue-Hong Long, Shu-Qing Wang, Yu-Feng Li, Jing-Hua Zhang
Double-stranded DNA breaks induce serine phosphorylation of histone H2A.X, producing γ-H2A.X foci that are then recognized by DNA damage response pathway proteins. Formation of γ-H2A.X is therefore critical for the repair of DNA double-stranded breaks and maintenance of genomic stability, and defects in the recognition or repair of double-stranded breaks can result in tumorigenesis. However, key details regarding the formation of γ-H2A.X and its possible role in tumorigenesis remain elusive. Here, we report a previously unknown phosphorylation site on H2A...
December 2016: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798884/high-expression-of-mre11-rad50-nbs1-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-chemoresistance-in-gastric-cancer
#9
Bolag Altan, Takehiko Yokobori, Munenori Ide, Tuya Bai, Toru Yanoma, Akiharu Kimura, Norimichi Kogure, Masaki Suzuki, Pinjie Bao, Erito Mochiki, Kyoichi Ogata, Tadashi Handa, Kyoichi Kaira, Masahiko Nishiyama, Takayuki Asao, Tetsunari Oyama, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUND: The MRN complex of meiotic recombination 11 (MRE11), DNA repair protein Rad50 (RAD50) and Nijmegen breakage syndrome 1 (NBS1) proteins coordinate the detection and repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). DNA DSB repair-dependent chemoresistance likely has an effect on the treatment of human cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the expression of MRN complex in human gastric cancer (GC) tissues using immunohistochemistry and analyzed its clinical significance and prognostic relevance...
2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773672/cyclin-f-mediated-degradation-of-slbp-limits-h2a-x-accumulation-and-apoptosis-upon-genotoxic-stress-in-g2
#10
John F Dankert, Gergely Rona, Linda Clijsters, Phillip Geter, Jeffrey R Skaar, Keria Bermudez-Hernandez, Elizabeth Sassani, David Fenyö, Beatrix Ueberheide, Robert Schneider, Michele Pagano
SLBP (stem-loop binding protein) is a highly conserved factor necessary for the processing, translation, and degradation of H2AFX and canonical histone mRNAs. We identified the F-box protein cyclin F, a substrate recognition subunit of an SCF (Skp1-Cul1-F-box protein) complex, as the G2 ubiquitin ligase for SLBP. SLBP interacts with cyclin F via an atypical CY motif, and mutation of this motif prevents SLBP degradation in G2. Expression of an SLBP stable mutant results in increased loading of H2AFX mRNA onto polyribosomes, resulting in increased expression of H2A...
November 3, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720638/genetic-modification-of-h2ax-renders-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-derived-dopamine-neurons-more-resistant-to-dna-damage-and-subsequent-apoptosis
#11
Peizhou Jiang, Peng Huang, Shu-Hui Yen, Abba C Zubair, Dennis W Dickson
BACKGROUND AIMS: Aberrant production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and its impact on the integrity of genomic DNA have been considered one of the major risk factors for the loss of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD). Stem cell transplantation as a strategy to replenish new functional neurons has great potential for PD treatment. However, limited survival of stem cells post-transplantation has always been an obstacle ascribed to the existence of neurotoxic environment in PD patients...
October 6, 2016: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672100/dna-damage-response-induces-structural-alterations-in-histone-h3-h4
#12
Yudai Izumi, Kentaro Fujii, Satoshi Yamamoto, Koichi Matsuo, Hirofumi Namatame, Masaki Taniguchi, Akinari Yokoya
Synchrotron-radiation circular-dichroism spectroscopy was used to reveal that the DNA damage response induces a decrement of α-helix and an increment of β-strand contents of histone H3-H4 extracted from X-ray-irradiated human HeLa cells. The trend of the structural alteration was qualitatively opposite to that of our previously reported results for histone H2A-H2B. These results strongly suggest that histones share roles in DNA damage responses, particularly in DNA repair processes and chromatin remodeling, via a specific structural alteration of each histone...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661115/ibrutinib-synergizes-with-mdm-2-inhibitors-in-promoting-cytotoxicity-in-b-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Rebecca Voltan, Erika Rimondi, Elisabetta Melloni, Gian Matteo Rigolin, Fabio Casciano, Maria Vittoria Arcidiacono, Claudio Celeghini, Antonio Cuneo, Giorgio Zauli, Paola Secchiero
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-leukemic activity of the Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor Ibrutinib in combination with the small molecule MDM-2 inhibitor Nutlin-3 in preclinical models. METHODS: The potential efficacy of the Ibrutinib/Nutlin-3 combination was evaluated in vitro in a panel of B leukemic cell lines (EHEB, JVM-2, JVM-3, MEC-1, MEC-2) and in primary B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) patient samples, by assessing cell viability, cell cycle profile, apoptosis and intracellular pathway modulations...
September 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644598/sex-related-differential-susceptibility-to-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-b6c3f1-mice
#14
G Ronald Jenkins, Taewon Lee, Carrie L Moland, Vikrant Vijay, Eugene H Herman, Sherry M Lewis, Kelly J Davis, Levan Muskhelishvili, Susan Kerr, James C Fuscoe, Varsha G Desai
Sex is a risk factor for development of cardiotoxicity, induced by the anti-cancer drug, doxorubicin (DOX), in humans. To explore potential mechanisms underlying differential susceptibility to DOX between sexes, 8-week old male and female B6C3F1 mice were dosed with 3mg/kg body weight DOX or an equivalent volume of saline via tail vein once a week for 6, 7, 8, and 9 consecutive weeks, resulting in 18, 21, 24, and 27mg/kg cumulative DOX doses, respectively. At necropsy, one week after each consecutive final dose, the extent of myocardial injury was greater in male mice compared to females as indicated by higher plasma concentrations of cardiac troponin T at all cumulative DOX doses with statistically significant differences between sexes at the 21 and 24mg/kg cumulative doses...
November 1, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634104/chlorogenic-acid-prevents-isoproterenol-induced-dna-damage-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#15
Jingshuai Wang, Jiyang Li, Jie Liu, Mengjiao Xu, Xiaowen Tong, Jianjun Wang
Numerous clinical therapeutic agents have been identified as DNA damaging. The present study revealed that isoproterenol (Iso) resulted in DNA damage in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and increased the levels of intracellular oxygen free radicals. Administration of chlorogenic acid (CGA) inhibited this effect. Pretreatment with CGA abrogated the increase in protein expression levels of γ‑H2A histone family member X, phosphorylated ataxia telangiectasia mutated, phosphorylated Rad3‑related protein, breast cancer 1 and C‑terminal Src homologous kinase induced by Iso...
November 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626308/the-pathophysiological-significance-of-ppm1d-and-therapeutic-targeting-of-ppm1d-mediated-signaling-by-gsk2830371-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#16
Kensuke Kojima, Aya Maeda, Mariko Yoshimura, Yuki Nishida, Shinya Kimura
PPM1D is a serine/threonine phosphatase that negatively regulates key DNA damage response proteins, such as p53, p38 MAPK, histone H2A.X, and ATM. We investigated the pathophysiological significance of PPM1D and its therapeutic targeting by the novel PPM1D inhibitor GSK2830371 in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). Oncomine-based analyses indicated increased PPM1D mRNA levels in MCL cells compared with their normal counterpart cells. Higher PPM1D expression was associated with higher expression of the proliferation gene signature and poorer prognosis in patients...
September 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617756/characterization-of-mussel-h2a-z-2-a-new-h2a-z-variant-preferentially-expressed-in-germinal-tissues-from-mytilus
#17
Ciro Rivera-Casas, Rodrigo González-Romero, Ángel Vizoso-Vazquez, Manjinder S Cheema, M Esperanza Cerdán, Josefina Méndez, Juan Ausió, Jose M Eirin-Lopez
Histones are the fundamental constituents of the eukaryotic chromatin, facilitating the physical organization of DNA in chromosomes and participating in the regulation of its metabolism. The H2A family displays the largest number of variants among core histones, including the renowned H2A.X, macroH2A, H2A.B (Bbd), and H2A.Z. This latter variant is especially interesting because of its regulatory role and its differentiation into 2 functionally divergent variants (H2A.Z.1 and H2A.Z.2), further specializing the structure and function of vertebrate chromatin...
October 2016: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602058/the-cnidarian-hydractinia-echinata-employs-canonical-and-highly-adapted-histones-to-pack-its-dna
#18
Anna Török, Philipp H Schiffer, Christine E Schnitzler, Kris Ford, James C Mullikin, Andreas D Baxevanis, Antony Bacic, Uri Frank, Sebastian G Gornik
BACKGROUND: Cnidarians are a group of early branching animals including corals, jellyfish and hydroids that are renowned for their high regenerative ability, growth plasticity and longevity. Because cnidarian genomes are conventional in terms of protein-coding genes, their remarkable features are likely a consequence of epigenetic regulation. To facilitate epigenetics research in cnidarians, we analysed the histone complement of the cnidarian model organism Hydractinia echinata using phylogenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and mRNA in situ hybridisations...
2016: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578180/splice-variants-of-the-swr1-type-nucleosome-remodeling-factor-domino-have-distinct-functions-during-drosophila-melanogaster-oogenesis
#19
Kenneth Börner, Peter B Becker
SWR1-type nucleosome remodeling factors replace histone H2A by variants to endow chromatin locally with specialized functionality. In Drosophila melanogaster a single H2A variant, H2A.V, combines functions of mammalian H2A.Z and H2A.X in transcription regulation and the DNA damage response. A major role in H2A.V incorporation for the only SWR1-like enzyme in flies, Domino, is assumed but not well documented in vivo. It is also unclear whether the two alternatively spliced isoforms, DOM-A and DOM-B, have redundant or specialized functions...
September 1, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27572101/casticin-induces-dna-damage-and-inhibits-dna-repair-associated-protein-expression-in-b16f10-mouse-melanoma-cancer-cells
#20
Yung-Luen Shih, Jason Chou, Ming-Yang Yeh, Hsiao-Min Chou, Hsiu-Chen Chou, Hsu-Feng Lu, Hung-Sheng Shang, Fu-Shin Chueh, Yung-Lin Chu, Shu-Ching Hsueh, Jing-Gung Chung
Casticin, a polymethoxyflavone, has been demonstrated to possess anticancer activities, yet no study has shown in detail that casticin induces DNA damage in lung cancer cells. The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible molecular mechanisms of casticin which induce DNA damage and nuclear condensation in murine melanoma cancer B16F10 cells. In this study, by examining and capturing images using phase contrast microscopy, we found that casticin induced cell morphological changes. Moreover, it decreased the total number of viable cells which was measured by flow cytometry...
October 2016: Oncology Reports
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