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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943401/crystal-structure-of-l-glutamate-n-acetyltransferase-arga-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#1
Xiuna Yang, Lijie Wu, Yajun Ran, Ao Xu, Bing Zhang, Xiaolin Yang, Rongguang Zhang, Zihe Rao, Jun Li
l-arginine is used as a source of both carbon and nitrogen in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) and its biosynthesis is essential for the pathogen's survival. MtbArgA (Rv2747) catalyzes the initial step in l-arginine biosynthesis by transferring an acetyl group from acetyl coenzyme A (AcCoA) to l-glutamate. MtbArgA is a class III N-acetylglutamate synthase (NAGS) with no structural information. Here, we solved the crystal structure of MtbArgA complexed with AcCoA and l-glutamate. The overall structure adopts a classic fold of the GCN5-related N-acetyltransferase (GNAT) family, characterized by a "V"-shaped cleft and β-bulge, but uses distinct residues for the binding and reaction of AcCoA...
September 21, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943328/o-acetylation-of-peptidoglycan-limits-helper-t-cell-priming-and-permits-staphylococcus-aureus-reinfection
#2
Marisel Sanchez, Stacey L Kolar, Sabrina Müller, Christopher N Reyes, Andrea J Wolf, Chihiro Ogawa, Rajat Singhania, Daniel D De Carvalho, Moshe Arditi, David M Underhill, Gislâine A Martins, George Y Liu
Humans do not usually develop effective immunity to Staphylococcus aureus reinfection. Using a murine model that mimics human infection, we show that lack of protective immunity to S. aureus systemic reinfection is associated with robust interleukin-10 (IL-10) production and impaired protective Th17 responses. In dendritic cell co-culture assays, priming with S. aureus promotes robust T cell proliferation, but limits Th cells polarization and production of IL-1β and other cytokines important for Th1 and Th17 differentiation...
September 20, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943313/the-role-of-n-%C3%AE-acetyltransferase-10-protein-in-dna-methylation-and-genomic-imprinting
#3
Chen-Cheng Lee, Shih-Huan Peng, Li Shen, Chung-Fan Lee, Ting-Huei Du, Ming-Lun Kang, Guo-Liang Xu, Anup K Upadhyay, Xiaodong Cheng, Yu-Ting Yan, Yi Zhang, Li-Jung Juan
Genomic imprinting is an allelic gene expression phenomenon primarily controlled by allele-specific DNA methylation at the imprinting control region (ICR), but the underlying mechanism remains largely unclear. N-α-acetyltransferase 10 protein (Naa10p) catalyzes N-α-acetylation of nascent proteins, and mutation of human Naa10p is linked to severe developmental delays. Here we report that Naa10-null mice display partial embryonic lethality, growth retardation, brain disorders, and maternal effect lethality, phenotypes commonly observed in defective genomic imprinting...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942534/cholinergic-system-and-oxidative-stress-changes-in-the-brain-of-a-zebrafish-model-chronically-exposed-to-ethanol
#4
Jotele Fontana Agostini, Helena Cristina Zuehl Dal Toé, Karine Medeiros Vieira, Samira Leila Baldin, Naithan Ludian Fernandes Costa, Carolina Uribe Cruz, Larisse Longo, Marcel Marcos Machado, Themis Reverbel da Silveira, Patrícia Fernanda Schuck, Eduardo Pacheco Rico
Ethanol is a widely used drug, and excess or even moderate consumption of ethanol is associated with changes in several neurotransmitter systems, including the cholinergic system. The incidence of alcoholic dementia and its insults are well supported by multiple studies, although the mechanisms of neurotoxicity are still poorly understood. Considering that zebrafish have a complete central nervous system (CNS) and that several signaling systems have already been identified in zebrafish, this neurotoxicological model has become useful...
September 23, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941941/novel-toxins-from-type-ii-toxin-antitoxin-systems-with-acetyltransferase-activity
#5
REVIEW
Dukas Jurėnas, Abel Garcia-Pino, Laurence Van Melderen
Type II toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems are widespread in bacterial and archeal genomes. These modules are very dynamic and participate in bacterial genome evolution through horizontal gene transfer. TA systems are commonly composed of a labile antitoxin and a stable toxin. Toxins appear to preferentially inhibit the protein synthesis process. Toxins use a variety of molecular mechanisms and target nearly every step of translation to achieve their inhibitory function. This review focuses on a recently identified TA family that includes acetyltransferase toxins...
September 20, 2017: Plasmid
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939922/histone-acetylation-is-involved-in-ga-mediated-45s-rdna-decondensation-in-maize-aleurone-layers
#6
Xueke Zheng, Haoli Hou, Hao Zhang, Mengxia Yue, Yan Hu, Lijia Li
The aleurone layer is crucial to seed germination. Using dissected aleurone layers, we found that GA increased histone acetylation accompanied by rDNA decondensation in aleurone layers during maize seed germination. Aleurone layers play an important role in cereal seed germination. In this study, we reported that rDNA chromatin was decondensed, accompanied with increased rDNA expression and genomic global hyperacetylation in gibberellin (GA)-treated maize-dissected aleurone layers. The activity analysis of histone acetyltransferase (HAT) and deacetylase (HDAC) showed that GA increased the level of histone acetylation by promoting the ratio of HAT/HDAC activity in aleurone layers...
September 22, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939842/overexpression-of-ovine-aanat-and-hiomt-genes-in-switchgrass-leads-to-improved-growth-performance-and-salt-tolerance
#7
Yan-Hua Huang, Si-Jia Liu, Shan Yuan, Cong Guan, Dan-Yang Tian, Xin Cui, Yun-Wei Zhang, Fu-Yu Yang
Melatonin is a well-known bioactive molecule with an array of health-promoting properties. Here, we detected the physiological function of melatonin in transgenic switchgrass overexpressing the homologous sheep arylalkylamine N-acetyltransferase and hydroxyindole O-methyltransferase genes, which catalyze the last two steps of melatonin synthesis. Compared to the wild-type (WT) and transgenic control (EV, expressing the empty vector only) plants, the transgenic switchgrass showed higher melatonin levels. Melatonin was detected in almost all switchgrass tissues, and relatively higher levels were detected in the roots and stems...
September 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938158/directional-migration-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-escc-is-epigenetically-regulated-by-set-nuclear-oncogene-a-member-of-the-inhibitor-of-histone-acetyltransferase-complex
#8
Xiang Yuan, Xinshuai Wang, Bianli Gu, Yingjian Ma, Yiwen Liu, Man Sun, Jinyu Kong, Wei Sun, Huizhi Wang, Fuyou Zhou, Shegan Gao
Directional cell migration is of fundamental importance to a variety of biological events, including metastasis of malignant cells. Herein, we specifically investigated SET oncoprotein, a subunit of the recently identified inhibitor of acetyltransferases (INHAT) complex and identified its role in the establishment of front-rear cell polarity and directional migration in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC). We further define the molecular circuits that govern these processes by showing that SET modulated DOCK7/RAC1 and cofilin signaling events...
September 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938001/cell-cycle-stage-specific-transcriptional-activation-of-cyclins-mediated-by-hat2-dependant-h4k10-acetylation-of-promoters-in-leishmania-donovani
#9
Udita Chandra, Aarti Yadav, Devanand Kumar, Swati Saha
Chromatin modifications affect several processes. In investigating the Leishmania donovani histone acetyltransferase HAT2, using in vitro biochemical assays and HAT2-heterozygous genomic knockout we found the constitutively nuclear HAT2 acetylated histone H4K10 in vitro and in vivo. HAT2 was essential. HAT2-depleted cells displayed growth and cell cycle defects, and poor survival in host cells. Real time PCR and DNA microarray analyses, as well as rescue experiments, revealed that downregulation of cyclins CYC4 and CYC9 were responsible for S phase and G2/M defects of HAT2-depleted cells respectively...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935892/bioenergetic-state-regulates-innate-inflammatory-responses-through-the-transcriptional-co-repressor-ctbp
#10
Yiguo Shen, David Kapfhamer, Angela M Minnella, Ji-Eun Kim, Seok Joon Won, Yanting Chen, Yong Huang, Ley Hian Low, Stephen M Massa, Raymond A Swanson
The innate inflammatory response contributes to secondary injury in brain trauma and other disorders. Metabolic factors such as caloric restriction, ketogenic diet, and hyperglycemia influence the inflammatory response, but how this occurs is unclear. Here, we show that glucose metabolism regulates pro-inflammatory NF-κB transcriptional activity through effects on the cytosolic NADH:NAD(+) ratio and the NAD(H) sensitive transcriptional co-repressor CtBP. Reduced glucose availability reduces the NADH:NAD(+) ratio, NF-κB transcriptional activity, and pro-inflammatory gene expression in macrophages and microglia...
September 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934466/cohesin-acetyltransferase-esco2-regulates-sac-and-kinetochore-functions-via-maintaining-h4k16-acetylation-during-mouse-oocyte-meiosis
#11
Yajuan Lu, Xiaoxin Dai, Mianqun Zhang, Yilong Miao, Changyin Zhou, Zhaokang Cui, Bo Xiong
Sister chromatid cohesion, mediated by cohesin complex and established by the acetyltransferases Esco1 and Esco2, is essential for faithful chromosome segregation. Mutations in Esco2 cause Roberts syndrome, a developmental disease characterized by severe prenatal retardation as well as limb and facial abnormalities. However, its exact roles during oocyte meiosis have not clearly defined. Here, we report that Esco2 localizes to the chromosomes during oocyte meiotic maturation. Depletion of Esco2 by morpholino microinjection leads to the precocious polar body extrusion, the escape of metaphase I arrest induced by nocodazole treatment and the loss of BubR1 from kinetochores, indicative of inactivated SAC...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933600/a-novel-acetyltransferase-p300-inhibitor-ameliorates-hypertension-associated-cardio-renal-fibrosis
#12
Rahul Rai, Suresh K Verma, David Kim, Veronica Ramirez, Elizabeth Lux, Chengjin Li, Susmita Sahoo, Lisa D Wilsbacher, Douglas E Vaughan, Susan E Quaggin, Asish K Ghosh
Hypertension-associated end-organ damage commonly leads to cardiac and renal fibrosis. As no effective anti-fibrotic therapy currently exists, the unchecked progression of fibrogenesis manifests as cardio-renal failure and early death. We have previously shown that FATp300-p300 with intrinsic factor acetyltransferase activity-is an essential epigenetic regulator of fibrogenesis, and is elevated in several fibrotic tissues. In this report, we investigate the therapeutic efficacy of a novel FATp300 inhibitor, L002, in a murine model of hypertensive cardio-renal fibrosis...
September 21, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932910/a-histone-deacetylase-gene-slhda3-acts-as-a-negative-regulator-of-fruit-ripening-and-carotenoid-accumulation
#13
Jun-E Guo, Zongli Hu, Xiaohui Yu, Anzhou Li, Fenfen Li, Yunshu Wang, Shibing Tian, Guoping Chen
SlHDA3 functions as an inhibitor and regulates tomato fruit ripening and carotenoid accumulation. Post-translational modifications, including histones acetylation, play a pivotal role in the changes of chromatin structure dynamic modulation and gene activity. The regulation of histone acetylation is achieved by the action of histone acetyltransferases and deacetylases, which play crucial roles in the regulation of transcription activation. There is an increasing research focus on histone deacetylation in crops, but the role of histone deacetylase genes (HDACs) in tomato has not been elucidated...
September 20, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932614/acute-low-dose-hydralazine-induced-lupus-pneumonitis
#14
Sarah K Holman, Donique Parris, Sarah Meyers, Jason Ramirez
A 35-year-old female was started on hydralazine 10 mg orally three times a day for treatment of postpartum hypertension. Three months later, after multiple unsuccessful courses of prednisone and antibiotics for presumed pneumonia and asthma exacerbations, her respiratory symptoms progressed in severity and she developed resting hypoxia. Previous diagnostic work-up included spirometry with a restrictive pattern, chest CT showing bilateral basilar consolidation, negative BAL, and nonspecific findings on lung biopsy of mild inflammatory cells...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932225/expression-and-function-of-the-cholinergic-system-in-immune-cells
#15
REVIEW
Takeshi Fujii, Masato Mashimo, Yasuhiro Moriwaki, Hidemi Misawa, Shiro Ono, Kazuhide Horiguchi, Koichiro Kawashima
T and B cells express most cholinergic system components-e.g., acetylcholine (ACh), choline acetyltransferase (ChAT), acetylcholinesterase, and both muscarinic and nicotinic ACh receptors (mAChRs and nAChRs, respectively). Using ChAT(BAC)-eGFP transgenic mice, ChAT expression has been confirmed in T and B cells, dendritic cells, and macrophages. Moreover, T cell activation via T-cell receptor/CD3-mediated pathways upregulates ChAT mRNA expression and ACh synthesis, suggesting that this lymphocytic cholinergic system contributes to the regulation of immune function...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931726/impaired-insulin-igf-1-is-responsible-for-diabetic-gastroparesis-by-damaging-myenteric-cholinergic-neurons-and-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
#16
Shu Yang, Bo Wu, Haimei Sun, Tingyi Sun, Kai Han, Dandan Li, Fengqing Ji, Guoquan Zhang, Deshan Zhou
Diabetic gastroparesis is a common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is characterized by decreased serum insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Despite the fact that insulin treatment but not glycemic control potently accelerated gastric emptying in type 1 DM patients, the role of insulin/InsR and IGF-1/IGF-1R signaling in diabetic gastroparesis remains incompletely elucidated. In this study, type 1 DM mice were established and treated with insulin or Voglibose for 8 weeks. The gastric emptying was delayed from DM week 4 when the gastric InsR and IGF-1R were declined...
September 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928281/engrailed-acts-with-nejire-to-control-decapentaplegic-expression-in-the-drosophila-ovarian-stem-cell-niche
#17
Lichao Luo, Chia Keng Siah, Yu Cai
Homeostasis of adult tissues is maintained by a small number of stem cells, which are sustained by their niches. In the Drosophila female germline stem cell (GSC) niche, Decapentaplegic (Dpp) is the primary factor that promotes GSC self-renewal. However, the mechanism regulating dpp expression in the niche is largely unknown. Here, we identify a 2.0 kb fragment located in a 5' cis-regulatory region of the dpp locus containing enhancer activity that drives its expression in the niche. This region is distinct from a previously characterized 3' cis-regulatory enhancer responsible for dpp expression in imaginal discs...
September 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926063/methylglyoxal-attenuates-insulin-signaling-and-downregulates-the-enzymes-involved-in-cholesterol-biosynthesis
#18
Arati B Deshmukh, Shakuntala Bai, Aarthy T, Rubina S Kazi, Reema Banarjee, Rajeshwari Rathore, Vijayakumar Mv, Thulasiram Hv, Manoj Kumar Bhat, Kulkarni Mj
Methylglyoxal (MG) is a highly reactive dicarbonyl known to be elevated under the hyperglycemic conditions of diabetes and is implicated in the development of diabetic complications. Therefore, the current study investigates the role of MG in exacerbating insulin resistance at the insulin signaling level, as well as its effect on the global proteomic level. By using insulin sensitive rat muscle cells (L6) and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells stably expressing the insulin receptor (IR) and a glucose transporter fused with green fluorescent protein (GLUT4-GFP), we have observed that MG impairs insulin signaling, inhibits GLUT4 translocation and reduces glucose uptake...
September 19, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925404/ing5-activity-in-self-renewal-of-glioblastoma-stem-cells-via-calcium-and-follicle-stimulating-hormone-pathways
#19
F Wang, A Y Wang, C Chesnelong, Y Yang, A Nabbi, S Thalappilly, V Alekseev, K Riabowol
Stem cell-like brain tumor initiating cells (BTICs) cause recurrence of glioblastomas, with BTIC 'stemness' affected by epigenetic mechanisms. The ING family of epigenetic regulators (ING1-5) function by targeting histone acetyltransferase (HAT) or histone deacetylase complexes to the H3K4me3 mark to alter histone acetylation and subsequently, gene expression. Here we find that ectopic expression of ING5, the targeting subunit of HBO1, MOZ and MORF HAT complexes increases expression of the Oct4, Olig2 and Nestin stem cell markers, promotes self-renewal, prevents lineage differentiation and increases stem cell pools in BTIC populations...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921412/how-close-are-we-to-therapies-for-sanfilippo-disease
#20
REVIEW
Lidia Gaffke, Karolina Pierzynowska, Ewa Piotrowska, Grzegorz Węgrzyn
Sanfilippo disease is one of mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), a group of lysosomal storage diseases characterized by accumulation of partially degraded glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). It is classified as MPS type III, though it is caused by four different genetic defects, determining subtypes A, B, C and D. In each subtype of MPS III, the primary storage GAG is heparan sulfate (HS), but mutations leading to A, B, C, and D subtypes are located in genes coding for heparan N-sulfatase (the SGSH gene), α-N-acetylglucosaminidase (the NAGLU gene), acetyl-CoA:α-glucosaminide acetyltransferase (the HGSNAT gene), and N-acetylglucosamine-6-sulfatase (the GNS gene), respectively...
September 18, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
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