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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436936/the-u2af1s34f-mutation-induces-lineage-specific-splicing-alterations-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#1
Bon Ham Yip, Violetta Steeples, Emmanouela Repapi, Richard N Armstrong, Miriam Llorian, Swagata Roy, Jacqueline Shaw, Hamid Dolatshad, Stephen Taylor, Amit Verma, Matthias Bartenstein, Paresh Vyas, Nicholas C P Cross, Luca Malcovati, Mario Cazzola, Eva Hellström-Lindberg, Seishi Ogawa, Christopher W J Smith, Andrea Pellagatti, Jacqueline Boultwood
Mutations of the splicing factor-encoding gene U2AF1 are frequent in the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a myeloid malignancy, and other cancers. Patients with MDS suffer from peripheral blood cytopenias, including anemia, and an increasing percentage of bone marrow myeloblasts. We studied the impact of the common U2AF1S34F mutation on cellular function and mRNA splicing in the main cell lineages affected in MDS. We demonstrated that U2AF1S34F expression in human hematopoietic progenitors impairs erythroid differentiation and skews granulomonocytic differentiation toward granulocytes...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436335/localization-of-the-werner-protein-together-with-h2ax-in-%C3%AE-irradiation-induced-neoplastic-transformed-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#2
Nedime Serakinci, Tufan Cankaya, Steen Kølvraa
The H2A histone family, member X (H2AX), and Werner (WRN) are important proteins for genome and telomere maintenance. WRN has a major role in genome stability, particularly during DNA replication, transcription, recombination, and repair of DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) via base excision repair, homologous recombination, or nonhomologous end joining. H2AX plays a part in the rapid, sensitive, cellular response to the ionizing radiation or DNA-damaging chemotherapeutic agents that cause DSBs. This occurs when radiation-induced DSBs trigger the activation of H2AX and begin the damage-repair process...
2017: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426042/antibodies-to-h2a-and-h2b-histones-from-the-sera-of-hiv-infected-patients-catalyze-site-specific-degradation-of-these-histones
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Svetlana V Baranova, Pavel S Dmitrienok, Nikita V Ivanisenko, Valentina N Buneva, Georgy A Nevinsky
Histones and their post-translational modifications have key roles in chromatin remodeling and gene transcription. Besides intranuclear functions, histones act as damage-associated molecules when they are released into the extracellular space. Administration of histones to animals leads to systemic inflammatory and toxic responses. Autoantibodies with enzymatic activities (abzymes) are distinctive features of some autoimmune and viral diseases. Electrophoretically homogeneous IgGs containing no canonical enzymes were isolated from the sera of HIV-infected patients by chromatography on several affinity sorbents including anti-histone Sepharose...
April 20, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416769/nuclear-organization-of-nucleotide-excision-repair-is-mediated-by-ring1b-dependent-h2a-ubiquitylation
#4
Shalaka Chitale, Holger Richly
One of the major cellular DNA repair pathways is nucleotide excision repair (NER). It is the primary pathway for repair of various DNA lesions caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, such as cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and 6-4 photoproducts. Although lesion-containing DNA associates with the nuclear matrix after UV irradiation it is still not understood how nuclear organization affects NER. Analyzing unscheduled DNA synthesis (UDS) indicates that NER preferentially occurs in specific nuclear areas, viz the nucleolus...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416484/ssrp1-cooperates-with-parp-and-xrcc1-to-facilitate-single-strand-dna-break-repair-by-chromatin-priming
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Ying Gao, Changling Li, Leizhen Wei, Yaqun Teng, Satoshi Nakajima, Xiukai Chen, Jianquan Xu, Brittany Leger, Hongqiang Ma, Stephen Spagnol, Yong Wan, Kris Dahl, Yang Liu, Arthur Levine, Li Lan
DNA single strand breaks (SSB) are the most common form of DNA damage, requiring repair processes that to initiate must overcome chromatin barriers. The FACT complex comprised of the SSRP1 and SPT16 proteins are important for maintaining chromatin integrity, with SSRP1 acting as an histone H2A/H2B chaperone in chromatin disassembly during DNA transcription, replication and repair. In this study, we show that SSRP1 but not SPT16 is critical for cell survival after ionizing radiation or methyl methanesulfonate-induced single-strand DNA damage...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410397/a-bis-sulphamoylated-estradiol-derivative-induces-ros-dependent-cell-cycle-abnormalities-and-subsequent-apoptosis
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Michelle Helen Visagie, Iman van den Bout, Anna Margaretha Joubert
Clinical trials have revealed that the potential anticancer agent, 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2) has limitations due to its low bioavailability. Subsequently, 2ME2 derivatives including (8R,13S,14S,17S)-2-ethyl-13-methyl-7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,16,17-decahydro-6H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthrane-3,17-diyl bis(sulphamate) (EMBS) have shown improved efficacies in inducing apoptosis. However, no conclusive data exist to explain the mode of action exerted by these drugs. This study investigated the mode of action used by EMBS as a representative of the sulphamoylated 2ME2 derivatives...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408607/crystal-structure-of-the-overlapping-dinucleosome-composed-of-hexasome-and-octasome
#7
Daiki Kato, Akihisa Osakabe, Yasuhiro Arimura, Yuka Mizukami, Naoki Horikoshi, Kazumi Saikusa, Satoko Akashi, Yoshifumi Nishimura, Sam-Yong Park, Jumpei Nogami, Kazumitsu Maehara, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Atsushi Matsumoto, Hidetoshi Kono, Rintaro Inoue, Masaaki Sugiyama, Hitoshi Kurumizaka
Nucleosomes are dynamic entities that are repositioned along DNA by chromatin remodeling processes. A nucleosome repositioned by the switch-sucrose nonfermentable (SWI/SNF) remodeler collides with a neighbor and forms the intermediate "overlapping dinucleosome." Here, we report the crystal structure of the overlapping dinucleosome, in which two nucleosomes are associated, at 3.14-angstrom resolution. In the overlapping dinucleosome structure, the unusual "hexasome" nucleosome, composed of the histone hexamer lacking one H2A-H2B dimer from the conventional histone octamer, contacts the canonical "octasome" nucleosome, and they intimately associate...
April 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406400/the-rnf168-paralog-rnf169-defines-a-new-class-of-ubiquitylated-histone-reader-involved-in-the-response-to-dna-damage
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Julianne Kitevski-LeBlanc, Amélie Fradet-Turcotte, Predrag Kukic, Marcus D Wilson, Guillem Portella, Tairan Yuwen, Stephanie Panier, Shili Duan, Marella D Canny, Hugo van Ingen, Cheryl H Arrowsmith, John L Rubinstein, Michele Vendruscolo, Daniel Durocher, Lewis E Kay
Site-specific histone ubiquitylation plays a central role in orchestrating the response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). DSBs elicit a cascade of events controlled by the ubiquitin ligase RNF168, which promotes the accumulation of repair factors such as 53BP1 and BRCA1 on the chromatin flanking the break site. RNF168 also promotes its own accumulation, and that of its paralog RNF169, but how they recognize ubiquitylated chromatin is unknown. Using methyl-TROSY solution NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations, we present an atomic resolution model of human RNF169 binding to a ubiquitylated nucleosome, and validate it by electron cryomicroscopy...
April 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403905/h2a-monoubiquitination-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-is-generally-independent-of-lhp1-and-prc2-activity
#9
Yue Zhou, Francisco J Romero-Campero, Ángeles Gómez-Zambrano, Franziska Turck, Myriam Calonje
BACKGROUND: Polycomb group complexes PRC1 and PRC2 repress gene expression at the chromatin level in eukaryotes. The classic recruitment model of Polycomb group complexes in which PRC2-mediated H3K27 trimethylation recruits PRC1 for H2A monoubiquitination was recently challenged by data showing that PRC1 activity can also recruit PRC2. However, the prevalence of these two mechanisms is unknown, especially in plants as H2AK121ub marks were examined at only a handful of Polycomb group targets...
April 12, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402505/dicer-and-zrf1-contribute-to-chromatin-decondensation-during-nucleotide-excision-repair
#10
Shalaka Chitale, Holger Richly
Repair of damaged DNA relies on the recruitment of DNA repair factors in a well orchestrated manner. As a prerequisite, the chromatin needs to be decondensed by chromatin remodelers to allow for binding of repair factors and for DNA repair to occur. Recent studies have implicated members of the SWI/SNF and INO80 families as well as PARP1 in nucleotide excision repair (NER). In this study, we report that the endonuclease DICER is implicated in chromatin decondensation during NER. In response to UV irradiation, DICER is recruited to chromatin in a ZRF1-mediated manner...
April 10, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400912/impact-on-autophagy-and-ultraviolet-b-induced-responses-of-treatment-with-the-mtor-inhibitors-rapamycin-everolimus-torin-1-and-pp242-in-human-keratinocytes
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Song Xu, Li Li, Min Li, Mengli Zhang, Mei Ju, Xu Chen, Heng Gu
The mechanistic target of Rapamycin (MTOR) protein is a crucial signaling regulator in mammalian cells that is extensively involved in cellular biology. The function of MTOR signaling in keratinocytes remains unclear. In this study, we detected the MTOR signaling and autophagy response in the human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT and human epidermal keratinocytes treated with MTOR inhibitors. Moreover, we detected the impact of MTOR inhibitors on keratinocytes exposed to the common carcinogenic stressors ultraviolet B (UVB) and UVA radiation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392790/hist1h1c-regulates-interferon-%C3%AE-and-inhibits-influenza-virus-replication-by-interacting-with-irf3
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Xiaokun Liu, Cha Yang, Yong Hu, Erming Lei, Xian Lin, Lianzhong Zhao, Zhong Zou, Anding Zhang, Hongbo Zhou, Huanchun Chen, Ping Qian, Meilin Jin
Influenza virus NS2 is well known for its role in viral ribonucleoprotein nuclear export; however, its function has not been fully understood. A recent study showed that NS2 might interact with HIST1H1C (H1C, H1.2). Histones have been found to affect influenza virus replication, such as the H2A, H2B, H3, and H4, but H1 has not been detected. Here, we found that H1C interacts with NS2 via its C-terminal in the nucleus and that H1C affects influenza virus replication. The H1N1 influenza virus replicates better in H1C knockout A549 cells compared to wild-type A549 cells, primarily because of the regulation of H1C on interferon-β (IFN-β)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392109/compartmentalization-of-dna-damage-response-between-heterochromatin-and-euchromatin-is-mediated-by-distinct-h2a-histone-variants
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Zdravko J Lorković, Chulmin Park, Malgorzata Goiser, Danhua Jiang, Marie-Therese Kurzbauer, Peter Schlögelhofer, Frédéric Berger
DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair depends on the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase that phosphorylates the conserved C-terminal SQ motif present in the histone variant H2A.X [1-7]. In constitutive heterochromatin of mammals, DSB repair is delayed and relies on phosphorylation of the proteins HP1 and KAP1 by ATM [2, 8-14]. However, KAP1 is not conserved in plants and the HP1-related protein Like-HP1 (LHP1) is not localized at constitutive heterochromatin [15], suggesting that in plants, alternative mechanisms could be responsible for repair of DSBs in heterochromatin...
April 5, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389374/a-novel-brca1-associated-protein-1-isoform-affects-response-of-mesothelioma-cells-to-drugs-impairing-brca1-mediated-dna-repair
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Rossella Parrotta, Agata Okonska, Manuel Ronner, Walter Weder, Rolf Stahel, Lorenza Penengo, Emanuela Felley-Bosco
INTRODUCTION: BRCA1-associated protein-1, BAP1, is a tumor suppressor involved in multiple cellular processes such as transcriptional regulation, chromatin modification by deubiquitinating histone 2A and DNA repair. BAP1 mutations are frequent in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Our aim was to functionally characterize a newly identified isoform of BAP1 and investigate the effects of its expression on drug sensitivity in MPM. METHODS: Expression of BAP1 isoforms was detected by qPCR in MPM and normal mesothelium cell lines, tumor and non-tumor samples...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387373/identification-of-a-variant-specific-phosphorylation-of-th2a-during-spermiogenesis
#15
Masashi Hada, Koji Masuda, Kosuke Yamaguchi, Katsuhiko Shirahige, Yuki Okada
Tissue-specific histone variant incorporation into chromatin plays dynamic and important roles in tissue development. Testis is one such tissue, and a number of testis-specific histone variants are expressed that have unique roles. While it is expected that such variants acquire post-transcriptional modifications to be functional, identification of variant-specific histone modifications is challenging because of the high similarity of amino acid sequences between canonical and variant versions. Here we identified a novel phosphorylation on TH2A, a germ cell-specific histone H2A variant...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380042/genetic-and-pharmacological-inhibition-of-ttk-impairs-pancreatic-cancer-cell-line-growth-by-inducing-lethal-chromosomal-instability
#16
Jeran K Stratford, Feng Yan, Rebecca A Hill, Michael B Major, Lee M Graves, Channing J Der, Jen Jen Yeh
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, which accounts for the majority of pancreatic cancers, is a lethal disease with few therapeutic options. Genomic profiling of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has identified a complex and heterogeneous landscape. Understanding the molecular characteristics of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma will facilitate the identification of potential therapeutic strategies. We analyzed the gene expression profiles of primary tumors from patients compared to normal pancreas and identified high co-overexpression of core components of the spindle assembly checkpoint, including the protein kinase TTK (also known as MPS-1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378802/histones-from-avian-erythrocytes-exhibit-antibiofilm-activity-against-methicillin-sensitive-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#17
Megan Rose-Martel, Garima Kulshreshtha, Nahom Ahferom Berhane, Joelle Jodoin, Maxwell T Hincke
Staphylococcus aureus, a human pathogen associated with many illnesses and post-surgical infections, can resist treatment due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains and through biofilm formation. The current treatments for chronic biofilm infections are antibiotics and/or surgical removal of the contaminated medical device. Due to higher morbidity and mortality rates associated with overuse/misuse of antibiotics, alternate treatments are essential. This study reports the antibiofilm activity of avian erythrocyte histones against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369601/salicylic-acid-interferes-with-gfp-fluorescence-in-vivo
#18
Jennifer de Jonge, Daniel Hofius, Lars Hennig
Fluorescent proteins have become essential tools for cell biologists. They are routinely used by plant biologists for protein and promoter fusions to infer protein localization, tissue-specific expression and protein abundance. When studying the effects of biotic stress on chromatin, we unexpectedly observed a decrease in GFP signal intensity upon salicylic acid (SA) treatment in Arabidopsis lines expressing histone H1-GFP fusions. This GFP signal decrease was dependent on SA concentration. The effect was not specific to the linker histone H1-GFP fusion but was also observed for the nucleosomal histone H2A-GFP fusion...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366643/histone-variant-h2a-l-2-guides-transition-protein-dependent-protamine-assembly-in-male-germ-cells
#19
Sophie Barral, Yuichi Morozumi, Hiroki Tanaka, Emilie Montellier, Jérôme Govin, Maud de Dieuleveult, Guillaume Charbonnier, Yohann Couté, Denis Puthier, Thierry Buchou, Fayçal Boussouar, Takashi Urahama, François Fenaille, Sandrine Curtet, Patrick Héry, Nicolas Fernandez-Nunez, Hitoshi Shiota, Matthieu Gérard, Sophie Rousseaux, Hitoshi Kurumizaka, Saadi Khochbin
Histone replacement by transition proteins (TPs) and protamines (Prms) constitutes an essential step for the successful production of functional male gametes, yet nothing is known on the underlying functional interplay between histones, TPs, and Prms. Here, by studying spermatogenesis in the absence of a spermatid-specific histone variant, H2A.L.2, we discover a fundamental mechanism involved in the transformation of nucleosomes into nucleoprotamines. H2A.L.2 is synthesized at the same time as TPs and enables their loading onto the nucleosomes...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364708/evaluation-of-buffers-toxicity-in-tobacco-cells-homopiperazine-1-4-bis-2-ethanesulfonic-acid-is-a-suitable-buffer-for-plant-cells-studies-at-low-ph
#20
Lucélia Borgo
Low pH is an important environmental stressor of plant root cells. Understanding the mechanisms of stress and tolerance to acidity is critical; however, there is no widely accepted pH buffer for studies of plant cells at low pH. Such a buffer might also benefit studies of Al toxicity, in which buffering at low pH is also important. The challenge is to find a buffer with minimal cellular effects. We examined the cytotoxicity and possible metabolic disturbances of four buffers that have adequate pKa values and potential use for studies in the pH range of 4...
March 19, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
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