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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903650/structural-analysis-of-single-domain-antibodies-bound-to-a-second-neutralizing-hot-spot-on-ricin-toxin-s-enzymatic-subunit
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Michael J Rudolph, David J Vance, Michael S Cassidy, Yinghui Rong, Nicholas J Mantis
Ricin toxin is a heterodimer consisting of RTA, a ribosome-inactivating protein, and RTB, a lectin that facilitates receptor-mediated uptake into mammalian cells. In previous studies, we demonstrated that toxin-neutralizing antibodies target four spatially distinct hotspots on RTA, which we refer to as epitope Clusters I-IV. In this report we identified and characterized three single domain camelid antibodies (VHH) against Cluster II. One of these VHHs, V5E1, ranks as one of the most potent ricin-neutralizing antibodies described to date...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898041/ribosome-inactivating-proteins-from-plants-a-historical-overview
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REVIEW
Andrea Bolognesi, Massimo Bortolotti, Stefania Maiello, Maria Giulia Battelli, Letizia Polito
This review provides a historical overview of the research on plant ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs), starting from the first studies at the end of eighteenth century involving the purification of abrin and ricin, as well as the immunological experiments of Paul Erlich. Interest in these plant toxins was revived in 1970 by the observation of their anticancer activity, which has given rise to a large amount of research contributing to the development of various scientific fields. Biochemistry analyses succeeded in identifying the enzymatic activity of RIPs and allowed for a better understanding of the ribosomal machinery...
November 26, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892500/four-translation-initiation-pathways-employed-by-the-leaderless-mrna-in-eukaryotes
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Kseniya A Akulich, Dmitry E Andreev, Ilya M Terenin, Victoria V Smirnova, Aleksandra S Anisimova, Desislava S Makeeva, Valentina I Arkhipova, Elena A Stolboushkina, Maria B Garber, Maria M Prokofjeva, Pavel V Spirin, Vladimir S Prassolov, Ivan N Shatsky, Sergey E Dmitriev
mRNAs lacking 5' untranslated regions (leaderless mRNAs) are molecular relics of an ancient translation initiation pathway. Nevertheless, they still represent a significant portion of transcriptome in some taxons, including a number of eukaryotic species. In bacteria and archaea, the leaderless mRNAs can bind non-dissociated 70 S ribosomes and initiate translation without protein initiation factors involved. Here we use the Fleeting mRNA Transfection technique (FLERT) to show that translation of a leaderless reporter mRNA is resistant to conditions when eIF2 and eIF4F, two key eukaryotic translation initiation factors, are inactivated in mammalian cells...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886256/structural-insights-into-the-interaction-of-the-ribosomal-p-stalk-protein-p2-with-a-type-ii-ribosome-inactivating-protein-ricin
#4
Xiaojiao Fan, Yuwei Zhu, Chongyuan Wang, Liwen Niu, Maikun Teng, Xu Li
Ricin is a type II ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) that depurinates A(4324) at the sarcin-ricin loop of 28 S ribosomal RNA (rRNA), thus inactivating the ribosome by preventing elongation factors from binding to the GTPase activation centre. Recent studies have disclosed that the conserved C-terminal domain (CTD) of eukaryotic ribosomal P stalk proteins is involved in the process that RIPs target ribosome. However, the details of the molecular interaction between ricin and P stalk proteins remain unknown...
November 25, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881976/the-roles-of-alpha-momorcharin-and-jasmonic-acid-in-modulating-the-response-of-momordica-charantia-to-cucumber-mosaic-virus
#5
Ting Yang, Yao Meng, Li-Juan Chen, Hong-Hui Lin, De-Hui Xi
Alpha-momorcharin (α-MMC) is a type-I ribosome inactivating protein with a molecular weight of 29 kDa that is found in Momordica charantia, and has been shown to be effective against a broad range of human viruses as well as having anti-tumor activities. However, the role of endogenous α-MMC under viral infection and the mechanism of the anti-viral activities of α-MMC in plants are still unknown. To study the effect of α-MMC on plant viral defense and how α-MMC increases plant resistance to virus, the M...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879643/structures-and-ribosomal-interaction-of-ribosome-inactivating-proteins
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REVIEW
Wei-Wei Shi, Amanda Nga-Sze Mak, Kam-Bo Wong, Pang-Chui Shaw
Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) including ricin, Shiga toxin, and trichosanthin, are RNA N-glycosidases that depurinate a specific adenine residue (A-4324 in rat 28S ribosomal RNA, rRNA) in the conserved α-sarcin/ricin loop (α-SRL) of rRNA. RIPs are grouped into three types according to the number of subunits and the organization of the precursor sequences. RIPs are two-domain proteins, with the active site located in the cleft between the N- and C-terminal domains. It has been found that the basic surface residues of the RIPs promote rapid and specific targeting to the ribosome and a number of RIPs have been shown to interact with the C-terminal regions of the P proteins of the ribosome...
November 21, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877176/the-arabidopsis-tor-kinase-specifically-regulates-the-expression-of-nuclear-genes-coding-for-plastidic-ribosomal-proteins-and-the-phosphorylation-of-the-cytosolic-ribosomal-protein-s6
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Thomas Dobrenel, Eder Mancera-Martínez, Céline Forzani, Marianne Azzopardi, Marlène Davanture, Manon Moreau, Mikhail Schepetilnikov, Johana Chicher, Olivier Langella, Michel Zivy, Christophe Robaglia, Lyubov A Ryabova, Johannes Hanson, Christian Meyer
Protein translation is an energy consuming process that has to be fine-tuned at both the cell and organism levels to match the availability of resources. The target of rapamycin kinase (TOR) is a key regulator of a large range of biological processes in response to environmental cues. In this study, we have investigated the effects of TOR inactivation on the expression and regulation of Arabidopsis ribosomal proteins at different levels of analysis, namely from transcriptomic to phosphoproteomic. TOR inactivation resulted in a coordinated down-regulation of the transcription and translation of nuclear-encoded mRNAs coding for plastidic ribosomal proteins, which could explain the chlorotic phenotype of the TOR silenced plants...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869738/plants-producing-ribosome-inactivating-proteins-in-traditional-medicine
#8
REVIEW
Letizia Polito, Massimo Bortolotti, Stefania Maiello, Maria Giulia Battelli, Andrea Bolognesi
Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) are enzymes that deadenylate nucleic acids and are broadly distributed in the plant kingdom. Many plants that contain RIPs are listed in the pharmacopoeias of folk medicine all over the world, mostly because of their toxicity. This review analyses the position occupied in traditional medicine by plants from which RIPs have been isolated. The overview starts from the antique age of the Mediterranean area with ancient Egypt, followed by the Greek and Roman classic period...
November 18, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869735/low-expression-of-capon-in-glioma-contributes-to-cell-proliferation-via-the-akt-signaling-pathway
#9
Shangfeng Gao, Jie Wang, Tong Zhang, Guangping Liu, Lei Jin, Daofei Ji, Peng Wang, Qingming Meng, Yufu Zhu, Rutong Yu
CAPON is an adapter protein for nitric oxide synthase 1 (NOS1). CAPON has two isoforms in the human brain: CAPON-L (long form of CAPON) and CAPON-S (short form of CAPON). Recent studies have indicated the involvement of CAPON in tumorigenesis beyond its classical role in NOS1 activity regulation. In this study, we found that the protein levels of CAPON-S, but not than CAPON-L, were significantly decreased in glioma tissues. Therefore, we established lentivirus-mediated stable cell lines with CAPON-S overexpression or down-regulation, and investigated the role of CAPON-S in the proliferation of glioma cells by using CCK8, EdU, and flow cytometry assays...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868169/articulatin-d-induces-apoptosis-via-activation-of-caspase-8-in-acute-t-cell-leukemia-cell-line
#10
Ruchi Mishra, Mrinal K Das, Savita Singh, Radhey Shyam Sharma, Sadhna Sharma, Vandana Mishra
Leukemia is among the most aggressive and prevalent human malignant carcinoma. Chemotherapy is the preferred therapeutic strategy; however, recurrence of cancer and non-selective cytotoxicity are the major concerns. Unlike synthetic chemotherapeutic agents, mistletoe ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) displays anti-tumor function in various types of cancers. However, its effect on leukemia cells is little explored. In this study, we assessed the impact of Viscum articulatum RIP (Articulatin-D) on the survival of acute T-cell leukemia cells and the involved molecular and cellular mechanisms...
November 21, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857712/some-like-it-hot-heat-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-food
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REVIEW
Hui Li, Michael Gänzle
Heat treatment and cooking are common interventions for reducing the numbers of vegetative cells and eliminating pathogenic microorganisms in food. Current cooking method requires the internal temperature of beef patties to reach 71°C. However, some pathogenic Escherichia coli such as the beef isolate E. coli AW 1.7 are extremely heat resistant, questioning its inactivation by current heat interventions in beef processing. To optimize the conditions of heat treatment for effective decontaminations of pathogenic E...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853887/identification-of-a-vapbc-toxin-antitoxin-system-in-a-thermophilic-bacterium-thermus-thermophilus-hb27
#12
Yuqi Fan, Takayuki Hoshino, Akira Nakamura
There are 12 putative toxin-antitoxin (TA) loci in the Thermus thermophilus HB27 genome, including four VapBC and three HicBA families. Expression of these seven putative toxin genes in Escherichia coli demonstrated that one putative VapC toxin TTC0125 and two putative HicA toxins, TTC1395 and TTC1705, inhibited cell growth, and co-expression with cognate antitoxin genes rescued growth, indicating that these genes function as TA loci. In vitro analysis with the purified TTC0125 and total RNA/mRNA from E. coli and T...
November 16, 2016: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842546/optimization-of-construct-design-and-fermentation-strategy-for-the-production-of-bioactive-atf-sap-a-saporin-based-anti-tumoral-upar-targeted-chimera
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Alfredo Errico Provenzano, Riccardo Posteri, Francesco Giansanti, Francesco Angelucci, Sopsamorn U Flavell, David J Flavell, Maria Serena Fabbrini, Danilo Porro, Rodolfo Ippoliti, Aldo Ceriotti, Paola Branduardi, Riccardo Vago
BACKGROUND: The big challenge in any anti-tumor therapeutic approach is represented by the development of drugs selectively acting on the target with limited side effects, that exploit the unique characteristics of malignant cells. The urokinase (urokinase-type plasminogen activator, uPA) and its receptor uPAR have been identified as preferential target candidates since they play a key role in the evolution of neoplasms and are associated with neoplasm aggressiveness and poor clinical outcome in several different tumor types...
November 14, 2016: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834872/unraveling-the-roots-of-selectivity-of-peptide-affinity-reagents-for-structurally-similar-ribosomal-inactivating-protein-derivatives
#14
Deborah A Sarkes, Margaret M Hurley, Dimitra N Stratis-Cullum
Peptide capture agents have become increasingly useful tools for a variety of sensing applications due to their ease of discovery, stability, and robustness. Despite the ability to rapidly discover candidates through biopanning bacterial display libraries and easily mature them to Protein Catalyzed Capture (PCC) agents with even higher affinity and selectivity, an ongoing challenge and critical selection criteria is that the peptide candidates and final reagent be selective enough to replace antibodies, the gold-standard across immunoassay platforms...
November 9, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823883/oligonucleotide-transition-state-analogues-of-saporin-l3
#15
Jennifer M Mason, Hongling Yuan, Gary B Evans, Peter C Tyler, Quan Du, Vern L Schramm
Ribosome inactivating proteins (RIPs) are among the most toxic agents known. More than a dozen clinical trials against refractory cancers have been initiated using modified RIPs with impressive results. However, dose-limiting toxicity due to vascular leak syndrome limits success of the therapy. We have previously reported some tight-binding transition state analogues of Saporin L3 that mimic small oligonucleotide substrates in which the susceptible adenosine has been replaced by a 9-deazaadenyl hydroxypyrrolidinol derivative...
October 27, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809255/mono-pegylation-of-alpha-mmc-and-map30-from-momordica-charantia-l-production-identification-and-anti-tumor-activity
#16
Yun Sun, Fenghui Sun, Jianlong Li, Minlu Wu, Xiang Fan, Yanfa Meng, Yao Meng
PEGylation is a well-established and effective strategy to decrease immunogenicity, which can increase the stability and in vivo half-life time. However, the generation of multi-site modified products is inevitable due to the lysine chemistry, which will bring difficulties in subsequent research, such as purification and quantification. Site-specific modification by mPEG-succinimidyl carbonate (mPEG-SC) is a widely used method for N-terminal conjugation. In this study, we used it for site-directed modification on two ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs), alpha-momorcharin (α-MMC) and momordica anti-HIV protein (MAP30), from Momordica charantia L...
October 31, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803694/drug-repurposing-tolfenamic-acid-inactivates-prbp-a-transcriptional-accessory-protein-in-liberibacter-asiaticus
#17
Christopher L Gardner, Fernando A Pagliai, Lei Pan, Lora Bojilova, Maria I Torino, Graciela L Lorca, Claudio F Gonzalez
CLIBASIA_01510, PrbP, is a predicted RNA polymerase binding protein in Liberibacter asiaticus. PrbP was found to regulate expression of a small subset of ribosomal genes through interactions with the β-subunit of the RNA polymerase and a short, specific sequence on the promoter region. Molecular screening assays were performed to identify small molecules that interact with PrbP in vitro. Chemical hits were analyzed for therapeutic efficacy against L. asiaticus via an infected leaf assay, where the transcriptional activity of L...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774692/isolation-and-partial-characterization-of-3-nontoxic-d-galactose-specific-isolectins-from-seeds-of-momordica-balsamina
#18
Amna K E Awadallah, Makarim Elfadil M Osman, Mariam A Ibrahim, Emerson S Bernardes, Marcelo Dias-Baruffi, Emadeldin Hassan E Konozy
Three isolectins denoted hereforth MBaL-30, MBaL-60, and MBaL-80 were isolated from seeds extract of Momordica balsamina by 30%, 60%, and 80% ammonium sulfate saturations, respectively. The native molecular weights of these lectins, as judged by gel filtration, were 108, 56, and 160 kDa, respectively. On SDS-PAGE, under reduced condition, 27 kDa band was obtained for all isolectins. The lectins hemagglutinating activities were variably inhibited by d-galactose (minimum inhibitory concentrations = 12.5mM, 50mM, and 0...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763506/improvement-of-the-pharmacological-properties-of-maize-rip-by-cysteine-specific-pegylation
#19
Ka-Yee Au, Wei-Wei Shi, Shuai Qian, Zhong Zuo, Pang-Chui Shaw
To improve the pharmacological properties of maize ribosome-inactivating protein (maize RIP) for targeting HIV-infected cells, the previously engineered TAT-fused active form of maize RIP (MOD) was further engineered for cysteine-directed PEGylation. In this work, two potential antigenic sites, namely Lys-78 and Lys-264, were identified. They were mutated to cysteine residue and conjugated with PEG5k or PEG20k. The resultant PEG derivatives of MOD variants were examined for ribosome-inactivating activity, circulating half-life and immunogenicity...
October 17, 2016: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754366/crystal-structure-of-ribosome-inactivating-protein-ricin-a-chain-in-complex-with-the-c-terminal-peptide-of-the-ribosomal-stalk-protein-p2
#20
Wei-Wei Shi, Yun-Sang Tang, See-Yuen Sze, Zhen-Ning Zhu, Kam-Bo Wong, Pang-Chui Shaw
Ricin is a type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP), containing a catalytic A chain and a lectin-like B chain. It inhibits protein synthesis by depurinating the N-glycosidic bond at α-sarcin/ricin loop (SRL) of the 28S rRNA, which thereby prevents the binding of elongation factors to the GTPase activation center of the ribosome. Here, we present the 1.6 Å crystal structure of Ricin A chain (RTA) complexed to the C-terminal peptide of the ribosomal stalk protein P2, which plays a crucial role in specific recognition of elongation factors and recruitment of eukaryote-specific RIPs to the ribosomes...
October 13, 2016: Toxins
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