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histone ubiquitination

Muthu K Shanmugam, Frank Arfuso, Surendar Arumugam, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Bian Jinsong, Sudha Warrier, Ling Zhi Wang, Alan Prem Kumar, Kwang Seok Ahn, Gautam Sethi, Manikandan Lakshmanan
Oncogenesis is a multistep process mediated by a variety of factors including epigenetic modifications. Global epigenetic post-translational modifications have been detected in almost all cancers types. Epigenetic changes appear briefly and do not involve permanent changes to the primary DNA sequence. These epigenetic modifications occur in key oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and transcription factors, leading to cancer initiation and progression. The most commonly observed epigenetic changes include DNA methylation, histone lysine methylation and demethylation, histone lysine acetylation and deacetylation...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Di Ding, Lin-Lin Chen, Ying-Zhen Zhai, Chen-Jian Hou, Li-Li Tao, Shu-Han Lu, Jian Wu, Xiu-Ping Liu
Reversal of activated hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) to a quiescent state and apoptosis of activated HSCs are key elements in the reversion of hepatic fibrosis. CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α (C/EBP-α) has been shown to inhibit HSC activation and promote its apoptosis. This study aims to investigate how C/EBP-α acetylation affects the fate of activated HSCs. Effects of a histone deacetylation inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA) on HSC activation were evaluated in a mouse model of liver fibrosis caused by carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 ) intoxication...
March 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Timothy J Jarome, Rishi K Devulapalli
Cellular models of memory formation have focused on the need for protein synthesis. Recently, evidence has emerged that protein degradation mediated by the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is also important for this process. This has led to revised cellular models of memory formation that focus on a balance between protein degradation and synthesis. However, protein degradation is only one function of the UPS. Studies using single-celled organisms have shown that non-proteolytic ubiquitin-proteasome signaling is involved in histone modifications and DNA methylation, suggesting that ubiquitin and the proteasome can regulate chromatin remodeling independent of protein degradation...
March 1, 2018: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
Bradley Pawlikowski, Nicole Dalla Betta, Tiffany Elston, Darian A Williams, Bradley B Olwin
Down syndrome, caused by trisomy 21, is characterized by a variety of medical conditions including intellectual impairments, cardiovascular defects, blood cell disorders and pre-mature aging phenotypes. Several somatic stem cell populations are dysfunctional in Down syndrome and their deficiencies may contribute to multiple Down syndrome phenotypes. Down syndrome is associated with muscle weakness but skeletal muscle stem cells or satellite cells in Down syndrome have not been investigated. We find that a failure in satellite cell expansion impairs muscle regeneration in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down syndrome...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
Sirimanas Jiaranuchart, Atsushi Kaida, Yusuke Onozato, Hiroyuki Harada, Masahiko Miura
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the DNA damage response in two human oral cancer cell lines following X-irradiation. DESIGN: To visualize radiation-induced cell cycle alterations, two human oral cancer cell lines, HSC3 and HSC4, expressing fluorescent ubiquitination-based cell cycle indicator (Fucci) were established in this study. G2 arrest kinetics following irradiation were obtained from two-color flow cytometric analysis and pedigrees of Fucci fluorescence...
March 6, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Jianxin Wei, Su Dong, Kangning Yao, Maria Francesca Ysabelle M Martinez, Paine R Fleisher, Yutong Zhao, Haichun Ma, Jing Zhao
Ubiquitin E3 ligases mediate ubiquitination and degradation of intracellular proteins. We have shown that a relatively new Skp, Cullin, F-box (SCF) protein E3 ligase, SCF FBXL19, has an anti-inflammatory effect and controls actin cytoskeleton dynamics via targeting cell membrane receptor and small GTPases for their ubiquitination and degradation, but the molecular regulation of its subunit FBXL19 stability remains unclear. Here we show that FBXL19 degradation is controlled by the balance between its ubiquitination and acetylation...
March 9, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Geetha S Hewawasam, Karthik Dhatchinamoorthy, Mark Mattingly, Chris Seidel, Jennifer L Gerton
Correct localization of the centromeric histone variant CenH3/CENP-A/Cse4 is an important part of faithful chromosome segregation. Mislocalization of CenH3 could affect chromosome segregation, DNA replication and transcription. CENP-A is often overexpressed and mislocalized in cancer genomes, but the underlying mechanisms are not understood. One major regulator of Cse4 deposition is Psh1, an E3 ubiquitin ligase that controls levels of Cse4 to prevent deposition into non-centromeric regions. We present evidence that Chromatin assembly factor-1 (CAF-1), an evolutionarily conserved histone H3/H4 chaperone with subunits shown previously to interact with CenH3 in flies and human cells, regulates Cse4 deposition in budding yeast...
March 7, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Jia-Bin Li, Yun-Kun Qi, Qiao-Qiao He, Hua-Song Ai, San-Ling Liu, Jia-Xing Wang, Ji-Shen Zheng, Lei Liu, Changlin Tian
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/cr.2017.157.
February 2018: Cell Research
Alexander Beck, Franziska Trippel, Alexandra Wagner, Saskia Joppien, Max Felle, Christian Vokuhl, Thomas Schwarzmayr, Tim M Strom, Dietrich von Schweinitz, Gernot Längst, Roland Kappler
Background: Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common liver tumor of childhood and occurs predominantly within the first 3 years of life. In accordance to its early manifestation, HB has been described to display an extremely low mutation rate. As substitute, epigenetic modifiers seem to play an exceptional role in its tumorigenesis, which holds promise to develop targeted therapies and establish biomarkers for patient risk stratification. Results: We examined the role of a newly described protein complex consisting of three epigenetic regulators, namely E3 ubiquitin-like containing PHD and RING finger domain 1 (UHRF1), ubiquitin-specific-processing protease 7 (USP7), and DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), in HB...
2018: Clinical Epigenetics
Robert M Vaughan, Bradley M Dickson, Evan M Cornett, Joseph S Harrison, Brian Kuhlman, Scott B Rothbart
UHRF1 is a histone- and DNA-binding E3 ubiquitin ligase that functions with DNMT1 to maintain mammalian DNA methylation. UHRF1 facilitates DNMT1 recruitment to replicating chromatin through a coordinated mechanism involving histone and DNA recognition and histone ubiquitination. UHRF2 shares structural homology with UHRF1, but surprisingly lacks functional redundancy to facilitate DNA methylation maintenance. Molecular mechanisms uncoupling UHRF2 from DNA methylation maintenance are poorly defined. Through comprehensive and comparative biochemical analysis of recombinant human UHRF1 and UHRF2 reader and writer activities, we reveal conserved modes of histone PTM recognition but divergent DNA binding properties...
February 28, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Maria Dafne Cardamone, Bogdan Tanasa, Carly T Cederquist, Jiawen Huang, Kiana Mahdaviani, Wenbo Li, Michael G Rosenfeld, Marc Liesa, Valentina Perissi
As most of the mitochondrial proteome is encoded in the nucleus, mitochondrial functions critically depend on nuclear gene expression and bidirectional mito-nuclear communication. However, mitochondria-to-nucleus communication pathways in mammals are incompletely understood. Here, we identify G-Protein Pathway Suppressor 2 (GPS2) as a mediator of mitochondrial retrograde signaling and a transcriptional activator of nuclear-encoded mitochondrial genes. GPS2-regulated translocation from mitochondria to nucleus is essential for the transcriptional activation of a nuclear stress response to mitochondrial depolarization and for supporting basal mitochondrial biogenesis in differentiating adipocytes and brown adipose tissue (BAT) from mice...
March 1, 2018: Molecular Cell
Calvin Jon Antolin Leonen, Esha Upadhyay, Champak Chatterjee
Reversible post-translational modifications of histone proteins in eukaryotic chromatin are closely tied to gene function and cellular development. Specific combinations of histone modifications, or marks, are implicated in distinct DNA-templated processes mediated by a range of chromatin-associated enzymes that install, erase and interpret the histone code. Mechanistic studies of the precise biochemical relationship between sets of marks and their effects on chromatin function are significantly complicated by the dynamic nature and heterogeneity of marks in cellular chromatin...
February 26, 2018: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
Elyn M Rowe, Kyle K Biggar
While a number of post-translational modifications (PTM), such as phosphorylation and ubiquitination, have been extensively studied, lysine methylation is emerging as an important PTM with implications in a growing number of diverse cellular processes. To date, there are approximately 5000 identified methylation sites on non-histone proteins, and as the methyllysine proteome expands it becomes important to identify the lysine methyltransferase enzymes responsible for each methylation event. The use of peptide SPOT methylation assay has proven to be a useful in the identification and validation of novel substrates for lysine methyltransferase enzymes as it uses a weak beta emitter coupled with fluorography to detect methylation events...
2018: MethodsX
Eva Pigna, Alessandra Renzini, Emanuela Greco, Elena Simonazzi, Stefania Fulle, Rosa Mancinelli, Viviana Moresi, Sergio Adamo
BACKGROUND: Denervation triggers numerous molecular responses in skeletal muscle, including the activation of catabolic pathways and oxidative stress, leading to progressive muscle atrophy. Histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) mediates skeletal muscle response to denervation, suggesting the use of HDAC inhibitors as a therapeutic approach to neurogenic muscle atrophy. However, the effects of HDAC4 inhibition in skeletal muscle in response to long-term denervation have not been described yet...
February 24, 2018: Skeletal Muscle
Tao Li, Linsheng Wang, Yongming Du, Si Xie, Xi Yang, Fuming Lian, Zhongjun Zhou, Chengmin Qian
UHRF1 plays multiple roles in regulating DNMT1-mediated DNA methylation maintenance during DNA replication. The UHRF1 C-terminal RING finger functions as an ubiquitin E3 ligase to establish histone H3 ubiquitination at Lys18 and/or Lys23, which is subsequently recognized by DNMT1 to promote its localization onto replication foci. Here, we present the crystal structure of DNMT1 RFTS domain in complex with ubiquitin and highlight a unique ubiquitin binding mode for the RFTS domain. We provide evidence that UHRF1 N-terminal ubiquitin-like domain (UBL) also binds directly to DNMT1...
February 19, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Alexis Zukowski, Aaron M Johnson
Mono-ubiquitinated histone H2B (H2B-Ub) is important for chromatin regulation of transcription, chromatin assembly, and also influences heterochromatin. In this review, we discuss the effects of H2B-Ub from nucleosome to higher-order chromatin structure. We then assess what is currently known of the role of H2B-Ub in heterochromatic silencing in budding and fission yeasts (S. cerevisiae and S. pombe), which have distinct silencing mechanisms. In budding yeast, the SIR complex initiates heterochromatin assembly with the aid of a H2B-Ub deubiquitinase, Ubp10...
February 20, 2018: Current Genetics
Richard W Smith, Richard D Moccia, Colin B Seymour, Carmel E Mothersill
Exposure to a single 0.5 Gy X-ray dose of eggs at 48 h after fertilisation (48 h egg), eyed eggs, yolk sac larvae (YSL) and first feeders induces a legacy effect in adult rainbow trout. This includes the transmission of a bystander effect to non-irradiated adult trout which had swam with the irradiated fish. The aim of this study was to investigate this legacy by analysing the gill proteome of these irradiated and bystander fish. Irradiation at all of the early life stages resulted in changes to proteins which play a key role in development but are also known to be anti-tumorigenic and anti-oxidant: upregulation of haemoglobin subunit beta (48 h egg), haemoglobin, serum albumin 1 precursor (eyed eggs), clathrin heavy chain 1 isoform X10 (eyed eggs and first feeders), and actin-related protein 2/3 complex subunit 4 (first feeders), downregulation of pyruvate dehydrogenase, histone 1 (48 h egg), triosephosphate isomerase (TPI), collagen alpha-1(1) chain like proteins (YSL), pyruvate kinase PKM-like protein (YSL and first feeders), ubiquitin-40S ribosomal proteins S27 and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4 A isoform 1B (first feeders)...
February 17, 2018: Environmental Research
Shannel R Adams, So Maezawa, Kris G Alavattam, Hironori Abe, Akihiko Sakashita, Megan Shroder, Tyler J Broering, Julie Sroga Rios, Michael A Thomas, Xinhua Lin, Carolyn M Price, Artem Barski, Paul R Andreassen, Satoshi H Namekawa
The sex chromosomes are enriched with germline genes that are activated during the late stages of spermatogenesis. Due to meiotic sex chromosome inactivation (MSCI), these sex chromosome-linked genes must escape silencing for activation in spermatids, thereby ensuring their functions for male reproduction. RNF8, a DNA damage response protein, and SCML2, a germline-specific Polycomb protein, are two major, known regulators of this process. Here, we show that RNF8 and SCML2 cooperate to regulate ubiquitination during meiosis, an early step to establish active histone modifications for subsequent gene activation...
February 20, 2018: PLoS Genetics
Ji-Young Choi, Jun-Hyeok Ko, Sangmee Ahn Jo
Our previous study showed that the level of glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII) protein is regulated by valproic acid, a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, through acetylation of lysine residue in the GCPII protein in human astrocytes, U-87MG. The present study further investigated which HDAC subtype is involved in the acetylation of GCPII. The results revealed that GCPII interacted with HDAC1 but not with HDAC2, HDAC3, HDAC4, HDAC5, and HDAC6. Overexpression of catalytic domain (1-56 aa)-deleted HDAC1, which poorly binds to GCPII, enhanced lysine acetylation in GCPII and increased the level of GCPII protein when compared with that of the wild-type HDAC1...
February 12, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Tao Li, Xia Zhang, Kesheng Jiang, Jing Liu, Zhiqiang Liu
Oxidative stress generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can promote or inhibit cardiac differentiation of stem cells dependent on the intensity of stimuli as well as cellular context in redox and differentiation status. In the current study, we confirmed that suitable intensity of hydrogen peroxide at the formation stage of embryoid bodies (EBs) effectively favored the formation of spontaneously beating cardiomyocytes from P19 embryonal carcinoma cells. Mechanistic studies implicated that extrinsic ROS enhanced the Caspase-mediated degradation of Oct4 and Nanog, two factors that governing pluripotent property...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
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