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Shyam Ramachandran, Samantha R Osterhaus, Kalpaj R Parekh, Ashley M Jacobi, Mark A Behlke, Paul B McCray
We previously reported that delivery of a microRNA (miR)-138 mimic or siRNA against SIN3A to cultured cystic fibrosis (CF) (ΔF508/ΔF508) airway epithelia partially restored ΔF508-CFTR mediated cAMP-stimulated Cl-conductance. We hypothesized that dissecting this miR-138/SIN3A regulated gene network would identify individual proteins contributing to the rescue of ΔF508-CFTR function. Among the genes in the network, we rigorously validated candidates using functional CFTR maturation and electrolyte transport assays in polarized airway epithelia...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Stefan F Ehrentraut, Valerie F Curtis, Ruth X Wang, Bejan J Saeedi, Heidi Ehrentraut, Joseph C Onyiah, Caleb J Kelly, Eric L Campbell, Louise E Glover, Douglas J Kominsky, Sean P Colgan
Recent work has revealed a central role for neddylation (the conjugation of a Nedd8-moiety to Cullin proteins) in the fine tuning of the NF-κB response (via Cullin-1). In the present study, we investigated the contribution of Cullin-1 neddylation and NF-κB signaling to mucosal inflammatory responses in vitro and in vivo. Initial in vitro studies using cultured intestinal epithelial cells revealed that the neddylation inhibitor MLN4924 prominently induces the deneddylation of Cullin-1. Parallel western blot, luciferase reporter and gene target assays identified MLN4924 as a potent inhibitor of intestinal epithelial NF-κB...
September 28, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
Zachary B Hill, Samuel B Pollock, Min Zhuang, James A Wells
Identifying the protein targets of bioactive small molecules remains a major problem in the discovery of new chemical probes and therapeutics. While activity-based probes and photo-cross-linkers have had success in identifying protein targets of small molecules, each technique has limitations. Here we describe a method for direct proximity tagging of proteins that bind small molecules. We engineered a promiscuous ligase based on the NEDD8 conjugating enzyme, Ubc12, which can be covalently linked to a small molecule of interest...
October 12, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Gilles M Leclerc, Shuhua Zheng, Guy J Leclerc, Joanna DeSalvo, Ronan T Swords, Julio C Barredo
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the leading cause of cancer-related death in children, and cure rates for adults remain dismal. Further, effective treatment strategies for relapsed/refractory ALL remain elusive. We previously uncovered that ALL cells are prone to apoptosis via endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress/unfolded protein response (UPR)-mediated mechanisms. We investigated the antineoplastic activity of pevonedistat(®), a novel NEDD8-activating enzyme inhibitor that targets E3 cullin-RING ligases (CRLs) dependent proteasomal protein degradation, in ALL...
September 5, 2016: Leukemia Research
Amnon Golan, Ning Wei, Elah Pick
The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is an evolutionary conserved complex that is found in all eukaryotes, and implicated in regulating the activity of Cullin-RING ubiquitin Ligases (CRLs). Activity of CRLs is highly regulated; complexes are active when the cullin subunit is covalently attached to the ubiquitin like modifier, Nedd8. Neddylation/deneddylation cycles are required for proper CRLs activity, and deneddylation is performed by the CSN complex.We describe here a method utilizing resin-coupled antibodies to deplete the CSN from human cell extracts, and to obtain endogenous CSN complexes by immunopurification...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
Shuju Zhang, Jiaming Zhang, Zhiyuan Deng, Huadie Liu, Wei Mao, Fang Jiang, Zanxian Xia, Jia-Da Li
The anticancer small molecule MLN4924, a Nedd8-activating enzyme (NAE) inhibitor, triggers cell-cycle arrest, apoptosis, and senescence in cancer cells. In this study, we demonstrate that MLN4924 suppresses osteosarcoma cell proliferation by inducing G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Our results indicate that MLN4924 stabilizes the retinoid orphan nuclear receptor alpha (RORα) by decreasing its ubiquitination. RNA interference of RORα attenuates the anti-proliferative effect of MLN4924 in U2OS osteosarcoma cells...
September 1, 2016: Oncotarget
Daniel C Scott, David Y Rhee, David M Duda, Ian R Kelsall, Jennifer L Olszewski, Joao A Paulo, Annemieke de Jong, Huib Ovaa, Arno F Alpi, J Wade Harper, Brenda A Schulman
Hundreds of human cullin-RING E3 ligases (CRLs) modify thousands of proteins with ubiquitin (UB) to achieve vast regulation. Current dogma posits that CRLs first catalyze UB transfer from an E2 to their client substrates and subsequent polyubiquitylation from various linkage-specific E2s. We report an alternative E3-E3 tagging cascade: many cellular NEDD8-modified CRLs associate with a mechanistically distinct thioester-forming RBR-type E3, ARIH1, and rely on ARIH1 to directly add the first UB and, in some cases, multiple additional individual monoubiquitin modifications onto CRL client substrates...
August 25, 2016: Cell
Xavier Renaudin, Leticia Koch Lerner, Carlos Frederico Martins Menck, Filippo Rosselli
Fanconi anaemia (FA) is a hereditary disorder characterized by bone marrow failure, developmental defects, predisposition to cancer and chromosomal abnormalities. FA is caused by biallelic mutations that inactivate genes encoding proteins involved in replication stress-associated DNA damage responses. The 20 FANC proteins identified to date constitute the FANC pathway. A key event in this pathway involves the monoubiquitination of the FANCD2-FANCI heterodimer by the collective action of at least 10 different proteins assembled in the FANC core complex...
July 2016: Mutation Research. Reviews in Mutation Research
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August 15, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Jonathan N Pruneda, Charlotte H Durkin, Paul P Geurink, Huib Ovaa, Balaji Santhanam, David W Holden, David Komander
Pathogenic bacteria rely on secreted effector proteins to manipulate host signaling pathways, often in creative ways. CE clan proteases, specific hydrolases for ubiquitin-like modifications (SUMO and NEDD8) in eukaryotes, reportedly serve as bacterial effector proteins with deSUMOylase, deubiquitinase, or, even, acetyltransferase activities. Here, we characterize bacterial CE protease activities, revealing K63-linkage-specific deubiquitinases in human pathogens, such as Salmonella, Escherichia, and Shigella, as well as ubiquitin/ubiquitin-like cross-reactive enzymes in Chlamydia, Rickettsia, and Xanthomonas...
July 21, 2016: Molecular Cell
Lin Wang, Jun-Nian Zheng, Dong-Sheng Pei
C-Jun activation domain-binding protein-1 (Jab1) not only is full but also a subunit (CSN5) of the constitutive photomorphogenesis 9 signalosome (CSN), which is an evolutionarily conserved and multifunctional protein that involves in controlling cellular proliferation and apoptosis, affecting a series of pathways, as well as regulating genomic instability and DNA damage and repair. The CSN is a highly conservative protein from yeast to human and interacts with the cullin-RING family of ubiquitin ligases so that it could be execute a process of removing NEDD8, a ubiquitin-like polypeptide (deneddylase activity)...
August 2016: Medical Oncology
Aravinth Kumar Jayabalan, Anthony Sanchez, Ra Young Park, Sang Pil Yoon, Gum-Yong Kang, Je-Hyun Baek, Paul Anderson, Younghoon Kee, Takbum Ohn
Stress granules (SGs) harbour translationally stalled messenger ribonucleoproteins and play important roles in regulating gene expression and cell fate. Here we show that neddylation promotes SG assembly in response to arsenite-induced oxidative stress. Inhibition or depletion of key components of the neddylation machinery concomitantly inhibits stress-induced polysome disassembly and SG assembly. Affinity purification and subsequent mass-spectrometric analysis of Nedd8-conjugated proteins from translationally stalled ribosomal fractions identified ribosomal proteins, translation factors and RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), including SRSF3, a previously known SG regulator...
2016: Nature Communications
Zhongying Mo, Qian Zhang, Ze Liu, Janelle Lauer, Yi Shi, Litao Sun, Patrick R Griffin, Xiang-Lei Yang
Neddylation is a post-translational modification that controls the cell cycle and proliferation by conjugating the ubiquitin-like protein NEDD8 to specific targets. Here we report that glycyl-tRNA synthetase (GlyRS), an essential enzyme in protein synthesis, also plays a critical role in neddylation. In human cells, knockdown of GlyRS, but not knockdown of a different tRNA synthetase, decreased the global level of neddylation and caused cell-cycle abnormality. This function of GlyRS is achieved through direct interactions with multiple components of the neddylation pathway, including NEDD8, E1, and E2 (Ubc12)...
August 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Mouadh Benamar, Fadila Guessous, Kangping Du, Patrick Corbett, Joseph Obeid, Daniel Gioeli, Craig L Slingluff, Tarek Abbas
UNLABELLED: The cullin-based CRL4-CDT2 ubiquitin ligase is emerging as a master regulator of cell proliferation. CRL4-CDT2 prevents re-initiation of DNA replication during the same cell cycle "rereplication" through targeted degradation of CDT1, SET8 and p21 during S-phase of the cell cycle. We show that CDT2 is overexpressed in cutaneous melanoma and predicts poor overall and disease-free survival. CDT2 ablation inhibited a panel of melanoma cell lines through the induction of SET8- and p21-dependent DNA rereplication and senescence...
August 2016: EBioMedicine
Haiwen Li, Heng Zhu, Yang Liu, Fuchu He, Ping Xie, Lingqiang Zhang
Protein neddylation is essential for the viability of most organisms and is widely involved in the regulation of immunity, DNA damage and repair, cell signaling and cell cycle. Unlike RING-type neddylation ligases, HECT-type neddylation ligase remains less defined. Here, we show that Itch is a novel HECT-type neddylation E3 ligase and we identify JunB as a substrate of Nedd8 modification by Itch. JunB neddylation attenuates its transcriptional activity. In addition, JunB neddylation mediated by Itch promotes its ubiquitination-dependent degradation...
September 2016: Cellular Signalling
Xiaofang Wang, Wenjuan Zhang, Zi Yan, Yupei Liang, Lihui Li, Xiaoli Yu, Yan Feng, Shen Fu, Yanmei Zhang, Hu Zhao, Jinha Yu, Lak Shin Jeong, Xiaomao Guo, Lijun Jia
Salvage radiotherapy (SRT) is the first-line treatment for prostate cancer patients with biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy, and new specific radiosensitizers are in urgent need to enhance SRT effect. MLN4924 (also known as Pevonedistat), a specific inhibitor of NEDD8-activating enzyme, has recently entered phase I/II clinical trials in several malignancies. By inhibiting cullin neddylation, MLN4924 inactivates Cullin-RING ligases (CRL), which have been validated as an attractive radiosensitizing target...
May 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Yi Zhang, Cheng-Cheng Shi, Hua-Peng Zhang, Gong-Quan Li, Shan-Shan Li
Neddylation is a post-translational protein modification process associated with carcinogenesis and cancer development. MLN4924, a pharmaceutical neddylation inhibitor, induces potent anti-cancer effects in multiple types of cancers. In this study, we investigated the effects of MLN4924 on human osteosarcoma (OS). Levels of both NEDD8 activating enzyme E1 (NAE1) and ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2M (Ube2M), two critical components of the neddylation pathway, were much higher in OS tissues and cells than in normal osseous tissues and cells...
May 19, 2016: Oncotarget
Xiaochen Zhou, Mingjia Tan, Mukesh K Nyati, Yongchao Zhao, Gongxian Wang, Yi Sun
MLN4924, also known as pevonedistat, is the first-in-class inhibitor of NEDD8-activating enzyme, which blocks the entire neddylation modification of proteins. Previous preclinical studies and current clinical trials have been exclusively focused on its anticancer property. Unexpectedly, we show here, to our knowledge for the first time, that MLN4924, when applied at nanomolar concentrations, significantly stimulates in vitro tumor sphere formation and in vivo tumorigenesis and differentiation of human cancer cells and mouse embryonic stem cells...
May 24, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Kapil N Bhalla, Warren Fiskus
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May 5, 2016: Blood
Peng Lu, Xiaoxin Liu, Xinrui Yuan, Minfang He, Yubin Wang, Qi Zhang, Ping-Kai Ouyang
NEDD8 activating enzyme (NAE) plays an important role in regulating intracellular proteins with key parts in a broad array of cellular functions. Here, we report a structure-based virtual screening of a compound library containing 50 000 small molecular entities against the active site of NAE. Computational docking and scoring followed by biochemical screening and target validation lead to the identification of 1-benzyl-N-(2,4-dichlorophenethyl) piperidin-4-amine (M22) as a selective NAE inhibitor. M22 is reversible for NAE, inhibits multiple cancer cell lines with GI50 values in the low micromolar range, and induces apoptosis in A549 cells...
July 15, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
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