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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10505-10512, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31462045

RESUMO

An aspartic protease gene (Bsapa) was cloned from Bispora sp. MEY-1 and expressed in Pichia pastoris. The recombinant BsAPA showed maximal activity at pH 3.0 and 75 °C and remained stable at 70 °C and below, indicating the thermostable nature of BsAPA. However, heat inactivation still limits the application of BsAPA. To further improve its thermostability, an autocatalysis site (L205-F206) in BsAPA was identified and three mutants (F193W, K204P, and A371V) were generated based on the analysis of the structure neighboring the autocatalysis site. These mutants have improved thermostability, and their half-life at 75 °C increased by 0.5-, 0.2-, and 0.3-fold, respectively. A triple-site mutant (F193W/K204P/A371V) was generated, with 1.5-fold increased half-life at 80 and a 10.7 °C increased Tm, compared with those of the wild-type. These results indicate that autocatalysis of aspartic protease reduces enzyme thermostability. Furthermore, site-directed mutagenesis at regions near the autocatalysis site is an efficient approach to improve aspartic protease thermostability.


Assuntos
Ascomicetos/enzimologia , Ácido Aspártico Proteases/química , Ácido Aspártico Proteases/genética , Proteínas Fúngicas/química , Proteínas Fúngicas/genética , Ascomicetos/química , Ascomicetos/genética , Ácido Aspártico Proteases/metabolismo , Estabilidade Enzimática , Proteínas Fúngicas/metabolismo , Temperatura Alta , Cinética , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Mutação , Pichia/genética , Pichia/metabolismo
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Phys Chem Chem Phys ; 21(32): 17821-17835, 2019 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31373340

RESUMO

The rise of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) producers is a major public health concern due to carbapenem resistance. Infections caused by carbapenem-resistant enterobacteria (CRE) are classified as a serious problem. To understand the structure and function of NDM-1, an amino acid replacement approach is considered as one of the methods to get structural insight. Therefore, we have generated novel mutations (N193A, S217A, G219A and T262A) near active sites and an omega-like loop to study the role of conserved residues of NDM-1. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of ampicillin, imipenem, meropenem, cefotaxime, cefoxitin and ceftazidime for all mutants were found to be reduced 2 to 6 fold, compared to a wild type NDM-1 producing strain. The Km values increased while Kcat and Kcat/Km values were decreased compared to wild type. The affinity as well as the catalysis properties of these mutants were reduced considerably for imipenem, meropenem, cefotaxime, cefoxitin, and ceftazidimem compared to wild type, hence the catalytic efficiencies (Kcat/Km) of all mutant enzymes were reduced owing to the poor affinity of the enzyme. The IC50 values of these mutants with respect to each drug were reduced compared to wild type NDM-1. MD simulations and docking results from the mutant protein models, along with the wild type example, showed stable and consistent RMSD, RMSF and Rg behavior. The α-helix content values of all mutant proteins were reduced by 13%, 6%, 14% and 9% compared to NDM-1. Hence, this study revealed the impact role of active sites near residues on the enzyme catalytic activity of NDM-1.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/química , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Simulação de Dinâmica Molecular , beta-Lactamases/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Biocatálise , Domínio Catalítico , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana , Cinética , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Mutação , Ligação Proteica , Estrutura Secundária de Proteína , Termodinâmica , beta-Lactamases/genética , beta-Lactamases/metabolismo
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Gene ; 717: 144046, 2019 Oct 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31434006

RESUMO

Flavonoids are major polyphenol compounds in plant secondary metabolism. The hydroxylation pattern of the B-ring of flavonoids is determined by the flavonoid 3'-hydroxylase (F3'H) and flavonoid 3',5'-hydroxylase (F3'5'H). In this paper, one CsF3'H and two CsF3'5'Hs (CsF3'5'Ha and CsF3'5'Hb) were isolated. The phylogenetic tree results showed that F3'H and F3'5'Hs belong to the CYP75B and CYP75A, respectively. The Expression pattern analysis showed that the expression of CsF3'5'Ha and CsF3'5'Hb in the bud and 1st leaf were higher than other tissues. However, the CsF3'H had the highest expression in the 4th and mature leaf. The correlation analysis showed that the expression of CsF3'5'Hs is positively associated with the concentration of B-trihydroxylated catechins, and the expression of CsF3'H is positively associated with the Q contentration. Heterologous expression of these genes in yeast showed that CsF3'H and CsF3'5'Ha can catalyze flavanones, flavonols and flavanonols to the corresponding 3', 4' or 3', 4', 5'-hydroxylated compounds, for which the optimum substrate is naringenin. The enzyme of CsF3'5'Hb can only catalyze flavonols (including K and Q) and flavanonols (DHK and DHQ), of which the highest activities in catalyzing are DHK. Interestingly, The experiment of site-directed mutagenesis suggested that two novel sites near the C-terminal were discovered impacting on the activity of the CsF3'5'H. These results provide a significantly molecular basis on the accumulation B-ring hydroxylation of flavonoids in tea plant.


Assuntos
Camellia sinensis/genética , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/genética , Flavonoides/metabolismo , Camellia sinensis/metabolismo , Clonagem Molecular , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/metabolismo , Flavonoides/química , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas , Hidroxilação , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Filogenia , Folhas de Planta/genética , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 34(1): 1481-1488, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31423846

RESUMO

Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1), a tryptophan catabolising enzyme, is known as a tumour cell survival factor that causes immune escape in several types of cancer. Flavonoids of Sophora flavescens have a variety of biological benefits for humans; however, cancer immunotherapy effect has not been fully investigated. The flavonoids (1-6) isolated from S. flavescens showed IDO1 inhibitory activities (IC50 4.3-31.4 µM). The representative flavonoids (4-6) of S. flavescens were determined to be non-competitive inhibitors of IDO1 by kinetic analyses. Their binding affinity to IDO1 was confirmed using thermal stability and surface plasmon resonance (SPR) assays. The molecular docking analysis and mutagenesis assay revealed the structural details of the interactions between the flavonoids (1-6) and IDO1. These results suggest that the flavonoids (1-6) of S. flavescens, especially kushenol E (6), as IDO1 inhibitors might be useful in the development of immunotherapeutic agents against cancers.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Indolamina-Pirrol 2,3,-Dioxigenase/antagonistas & inibidores , Sophora/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/isolamento & purificação , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/isolamento & purificação , Flavonoides/química , Flavonoides/isolamento & purificação , Células HeLa , Humanos , Indolamina-Pirrol 2,3,-Dioxigenase/genética , Indolamina-Pirrol 2,3,-Dioxigenase/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem ; 34(1): 1506-1510, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31431090

RESUMO

Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are ubiquitous metallo-enzymes that catalyse the reversible hydration of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate and proton. In humans there are 15 isoforms among which only 12 are catalytically active. Since active human (h) CAs show different efficiency, the understanding of the molecular determinants affecting it is a matter of debate. Here we investigated, by a site-specific mutagenesis approach, residues modulating the catalytic features of one of the least investigated cytosolic isoform, i.e. hCA XIII. Results showed that residues assisting the formation of an ordered solvent network within the catalytic site as well as those forming a histidine cluster on the protein surface are important to guarantee an efficient proton transfer.


Assuntos
Biocatálise , Anidrases Carbônicas/genética , Anidrases Carbônicas/metabolismo , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Anidrases Carbônicas/química , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(60): 8880-8883, 2019 Jul 23.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31321399

RESUMO

We developed an artificial hydrolase based on the symmetrical Pizza6 ß-propeller protein for the metal-free hydrolysis of 4-nitrophenyl acetate and butyrate. Through site-specific mutagenesis and crystallisation studies, the catalytic mechanism was investigated and found to be dependent on a threonine-histidine dyad. The mutant with additional histidine residues generated the highest kcat values, forming a His-His-Thr triad and matched previously reported metalloenzymes. The highly symmetrical ß-propeller artificial enzymes and their protein-metal complexes have potential to be utilised in bioinorganic and supramolecular chemistry, as well as being developed further into 2D/3D catalytic materials.


Assuntos
Hidrolases/química , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Ácido Aspártico/química , Ácido Aspártico/genética , Butiratos/química , Catálise , Cobre/química , Histidina/química , Histidina/genética , Hidrolases/genética , Hidrólise , Cinética , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Nitrofenóis/química , Engenharia de Proteínas/métodos , Estrutura Terciária de Proteína , Treonina/química , Zinco/química
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(63): 9311-9314, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31310244

RESUMO

Discrimination between cysteine and homocysteine at the single-molecule level is achieved within a K238Q mutant aerolysin nanopore, which provides a confined space for high spatial resolution to identify the amino acid difference with a 5'-benzaldehyde poly(dA)4 probe. Our strategy allows potential detection and characterization of various amino acids and their modifications, and provides a crucial step towards developing nanopore protein sequencing devices.


Assuntos
Toxinas Bacterianas/química , Cisteína/análise , Homocisteína/análise , Nanoporos , Proteínas Citotóxicas Formadoras de Poros/química , Toxinas Bacterianas/genética , Toxinas Bacterianas/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Poli A/química , Proteínas Citotóxicas Formadoras de Poros/genética , Proteínas Citotóxicas Formadoras de Poros/metabolismo , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(31): 8559-8572, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31298518

RESUMO

Avenin-like b protein is rich in cysteine residues, providing the possibility to form intermolecular disulfide bonds and then participate in glutenin polymerization. Site-directed mutagenesis was adopted to produce mutant avenin-like b gene encoding mutant avenin-like b protein, in which one tyrosine codon at the C-terminal is substituted by a cysteine codon. Compared with the control lines, both transgenic lines with wild-type and mutant avenin-like b genes demonstrated superior dough properties. While compared within the transgenic lines, the mutant lines showed relative weaker dough strength and decreased sodium-dodecyl-sulfate sedimentation volumes (from 69.7 mL in line WT alb-1 to 41.0 mL in line Mut alb-4). These inferior dough properties were accompanied by the lower contents of large-sized glutenin polymers, the decreased particle diameters of glutenin macropolymer (GMP), due to the lower content of intermolecular ß-sheets (from 39.48% for line WT alb-2 to 30.21% for line Mut alb-3) and the varied contents of disulfide bonds (from 137.37 µmol/g for line WT alb-1 to 105.49 µmol/g for line Mut alb-4) in wheat dough. The extra cysteine might alter the original disulfide bond structure, allowing cysteine residue usually involved in an intermolecular disulfide bond to become available for an intrachain disulfide bond. Avenin-like b proteins were detected in glutenin macropolymers, providing further evidence for this protein to participate in the polymerization of glutenin. This is the first time to investigate the effect of a specific cysteine residue in the avenin-like b protein on flour quality.


Assuntos
Cisteína/genética , Farinha/análise , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Prolaminas/genética , Triticum/genética , Pão/análise , Cisteína/metabolismo , Dissulfetos/química , Manipulação de Alimentos , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/química , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/metabolismo , Prolaminas/metabolismo , Triticum/química , Triticum/metabolismo
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Microbiol Res ; 226: 10-18, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31284939

RESUMO

Microbial oxidation of antimonite [Sb(III)] to antimonate [Sb(V)] is a detoxification process which contributes to Sb(III) resistance. Antimonite oxidase AnoA is essential for Sb(III) oxidation, however, the regulation mechanism is still unknown. Recently, we found that the expressions of phosphate transporters were induced by Sb(III) using proteomics analysis in Agrobacterium tumefaciens GW4, thus, we predicted that the phosphate regulator PhoB may regulate bacterial Sb(III) oxidation and resistance. In this study, comprehensive analyses were performed and the results showed that (1) Genomic analysis revealed two phoB (named as phoB1 and phoB2) and one phoR gene in strain GW4; (2) Reporter gene assay showed that both phoB1 and phoB2 were induced in low phosphate condition (50 µM), but only phoB2 was induced by Sb(III); (3) Genes knock-out/complementation, Sb(III) oxidation and Sb(III) resistance tests showed that deletion of phoB2 significantly inhibited the expression of anoA and decreased bacterial Sb(III) oxidation efficiency and Sb(III) resistant. In contrast, deletion of phoB1 did not obviously affect anoA's expression level and Sb(III) oxidation/resistance; (4) A putative Pho motif was predicted in several A. tumefaciens strains and electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) showed that PhoB2 could bind with the promoter sequence of anoA; (5) Site-directed mutagenesis and short fragment EMSA revealed the exact DNA binding sequence for the protein-DNA interaction. These results showed that PhoB2 positively regulates Sb(III) oxidation and PhoB2 is also associated with Sb(III) resistance. Such regulation mechanism may provide a great contribution for bacterial survival in the environment with Sb and for bioremediation application.


Assuntos
Agrobacterium tumefaciens/metabolismo , Antimônio/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Fosfatos/metabolismo , Agrobacterium tumefaciens/genética , Arsenitos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/genética , Farmacorresistência Bacteriana/fisiologia , Ensaio de Desvio de Mobilidade Eletroforética , Deleção de Genes , Regulação Bacteriana da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Oxirredução , Proteínas de Transporte de Fosfato/metabolismo , Proteômica
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 87-100, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31204440

RESUMO

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Different components of the tumor microenvironment can be either tumor-promoting or tumor-suppressive agents depending on factors which are not fully understood. Fibulins are components of the extracellular matrix from different tissues and constitute a clear example of this dual function. In fact, fibulins may either support tumor growth or abolish progression of malignant cells depending on the crosstalk between tumor cells and their surrounding stroma through mechanisms that remain to be elucidated. Among all fibulins, fibulin-5 contains a particular structural hallmark which consists in the presence of a RGD motif within its architecture. Previous reports have highlighted the importance of the interaction of this motif with integrins, and not only in normal functions but also in a tumor context. METHODS: Site-Directed Mutagenesis technique was employed to introduce the change RGD to RGE (RGD-to-RGE) within Fbln5 cDNA sequence. Cell proliferation was measured using the MTT assay or by counting Ki-67 positive cell nuclei. Cell adhesion was analysed using culture plates coated with different extracellular matrix components. Cell invasion was evaluated using 24-well Matrigel-coated invasion chambers, and mammosphere formation was monitored using ultralow attachment culture plates. BALB/c mice were employed to induce subcutaneous tumors. RESULTS: The RGD-to-RGE change alters the capacity of breast cancer cells to adhere to different extracellular matrix proteins as well as to αvß3 and α5ß1 integrins, and promotes protumor effects using different cell-based assays. Moreover, 4T1 cells, a mouse breast cancer cell line model, shows an increased capacity to generate tumors when exogenously expresses fibulin-5 with a RGD-to-RGE change, and such capacity is similar to that shown for 4T1 cells with an interfered Fbln5 gene. CONCLUSION: These data highlight the importance of the RGD motif of fibulin-5 to induce antitumor effects and provide new insights into the involvement of fibulins in tumor processes.


Assuntos
Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/farmacologia , Oligopeptídeos/metabolismo , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Caderinas/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Oligopeptídeos/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/biossíntese , Proteínas Recombinantes/farmacologia , Proteínas Recombinantes/uso terapêutico , Transplante Homólogo , Vimentina/metabolismo
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Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao ; 35(6): 921-930, 2019 Jun 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31231990

RESUMO

Genome editing is a genetic engineering technique that uses site-directed cleavage activity of specific artificial nucleases and endogenous DNA damage repair activity to generate insertions, deletions or substitutions in the targeted genomic loci. As the accuracy and efficiency of genome editing is improving and the operation is simple, the application of genome editing is expanding. This article provides an overview of the three major genome editing technologies and genome editing types, and the regulatory frameworks for genome-edited products were summarized in the United States, the European Union, and other countries. At the same time, based on the Chinese safety management principles and systems for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the authors proposed a regulatory framework for genome-edited products. Genome-edited products should first be classified according to whether containing exogenous genetic components such as Cas9 editing enzymes or not. They should be regulated as traditional genetically modified organisms if they do. Otherwise, the regulation of genome-edited products depends on targeted modifications.


Assuntos
Edição de Genes , Genoma , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Endonucleases , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2551, 2019 06 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31186428

RESUMO

Respiratory complex I plays a central role in cellular energy metabolism coupling NADH oxidation to proton translocation. In humans its dysfunction is associated with degenerative diseases. Here we report the structure of the electron input part of Aquifex aeolicus complex I at up to 1.8 Å resolution with bound substrates in the reduced and oxidized states. The redox states differ by the flip of a peptide bond close to the NADH binding site. The orientation of this peptide bond is determined by the reduction state of the nearby [Fe-S] cluster N1a. Fixation of the peptide bond by site-directed mutagenesis led to an inactivation of electron transfer and a decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. We suggest the redox-gated peptide flip to represent a previously unrecognized molecular switch synchronizing NADH oxidation in response to the redox state of the complex as part of an intramolecular feed-back mechanism to prevent ROS production.


Assuntos
Complexo I de Transporte de Elétrons/química , Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Bactérias/química , Bactérias/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/química , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/química , Proteínas com Ferro-Enxofre/química , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , NAD/química , Oxirredução
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2641, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201325

RESUMO

Epsilon toxin (Etx), a potent pore forming toxin (PFT) produced by Clostridium perfringens, is responsible for the pathogenesis of enterotoxaemia of ruminants and has been suggested to play a role in multiple sclerosis in humans. Etx is a member of the aerolysin family of ß-PFTs (aß-PFTs). While the Etx soluble monomer structure was solved in 2004, Etx pore structure has remained elusive due to the difficulty of isolating the pore complex. Here we show the cryo-electron microscopy structure of Etx pore assembled on the membrane of susceptible cells. The pore structure explains important mutant phenotypes and suggests that the double ß-barrel, a common feature of the aß-PFTs, may be an important structural element in driving efficient pore formation. These insights provide the framework for the development of novel therapeutics to prevent human and animal infections, and are relevant for nano-biotechnology applications.


Assuntos
Toxinas Bacterianas/química , Clostridium perfringens/ultraestrutura , Animais , Toxinas Bacterianas/genética , Toxinas Bacterianas/isolamento & purificação , Toxinas Bacterianas/metabolismo , Biotecnologia/métodos , Linhagem Celular , Infecções por Clostridium/microbiologia , Infecções por Clostridium/prevenção & controle , Clostridium perfringens/genética , Clostridium perfringens/metabolismo , Clostridium perfringens/patogenicidade , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Cães , Enterotoxemia/microbiologia , Enterotoxemia/prevenção & controle , Modelos Moleculares , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Nanotecnologia/métodos , Conformação Proteica em Folha beta/genética , Multimerização Proteica/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/genética , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Proteínas Recombinantes/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2673, 2019 06 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31209208

RESUMO

Alternative splicing performs a central role in expanding genomic coding capacity and proteomic diversity. However, programming of splicing patterns in engineered biological systems remains underused. Synthetic approaches thus far have predominantly focused on controlling expression of a single protein through alternative splicing. Here, we describe a modular and extensible platform for regulating four programmable exons that undergo a mutually exclusive alternative splicing event to generate multiple functionally-distinct proteins. We present an intron framework that enforces the mutual exclusivity of two internal exons and demonstrate a graded series of consensus sequence elements of varying strengths that set the ratio of two mutually exclusive isoforms. We apply this framework to program the DNA-binding domains of modular transcription factors to differentially control downstream gene activation. This splicing platform advances an approach for generating diverse isoforms and can ultimately be applied to program modular proteins and increase coding capacity of synthetic biological systems.


Assuntos
Processamento Alternativo/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Engenharia Genética/métodos , RNA/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Motivos de Aminoácidos/genética , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Biologia Computacional , Sequência Consenso/genética , Éxons/genética , Biblioteca Gênica , Genes Reporter/genética , Humanos , Íntrons/genética , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida/métodos , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , RNA/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 370-379, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228928

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This review focuses on recent experimental data obtained by site-directed mutagenesis of the reaction center in purple nonsulfur bacteria. The role of axial ligation of (bacterio)chlorophylls in the regulation of spectral and redox properties of these pigments, as well as correlation between the structure of chromophores and nature of their ligands, are discussed. Cofactor ligation in various types of reaction centers is compared, and possible reasons for observed differences are examined in the light of modern ideas on the evolution of photosynthesis.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Bactérias/metabolismo , Bacterioclorofilas/metabolismo , Complexo de Proteínas do Centro de Reação Fotossintética/metabolismo , Proteobactérias/metabolismo , Proteínas de Bactérias/genética , Bacterioclorofilas/química , Evolução Molecular , Ligantes , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Fotossíntese , Complexo de Proteínas do Centro de Reação Fotossintética/genética , Rhodobacter sphaeroides/metabolismo
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 407-415, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228932

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Proton-translocating FOF1-ATP synthase (F-type ATPase, F-ATPase or FOF1) performs ATP synthesis/hydrolysis coupled to proton transport across the membrane in mitochondria, chloroplasts, and most eubacteria. The ATPase activity of the enzyme is suppressed in the absence of protonmotive force by several regulatory mechanisms. The most conserved of these mechanisms is noncompetitive inhibition of ATP hydrolysis by the MgADP complex (ADP-inhibition) which has been found in all the enzymes studied. When MgADP binds without phosphate in the catalytic site, the enzyme enters an inactive state, and MgADP gets locked in the catalytic site and does not exchange with the medium. The degree of ADP-inhibition varies in FOF1 enzymes from different organisms. In the Escherichia coli enzyme, ADP-inhibition is relatively weak and, in contrast to other organisms, is enhanced rather than suppressed by phosphate. In this study, we used site-directed mutagenesis to investigate the role of amino acid residues ß139, ß158, ß189, and ß319 of E. coli FOF1-ATP synthase in the mechanism of ADP-inhibition and its modulation by the protonmotive force. The amino acid residues in these positions differ in the enzymes from beta- and gammaproteobacteria (including E. coli) and FOF1-ATP synthases from other eubacteria, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. The ßN158L substitution produced no effect on the enzyme activity, while substitutions ßF139Y, ßF189L, and ßV319T only slightly affected ATP (1 mM) hydrolysis. However, in a mixture of ATP and ADP, the activity of the mutants was less suppressed than that of the wild-type enzyme. In addition, mutations ßF189L and ßV319T weakened the ATPase activity inhibition by phosphate in the presence of ADP. We suggest that residues ß139, ß189, and ß319 are involved in the mechanism of ADP-inhibition and its modulation by phosphate.


Assuntos
Difosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/metabolismo , Escherichia coli/enzimologia , ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons/metabolismo , Difosfato de Adenosina/química , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Sequência de Aminoácidos , Domínio Catalítico , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Escherichia coli/genética , Cinética , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Subunidades Proteicas/química , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo , Força Próton-Motriz , ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons/antagonistas & inibidores , ATPases Translocadoras de Prótons/genética , Alinhamento de Sequência
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 416-425, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228933

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The Q61R mutation of the NRAS gene is one of the most frequent driver mutations of thyroid cancer. Tumors with this mutation are characterized by invasion into blood vessels and formation of distant metastases. To study the role of this mutation in the growth of thyroid cancer, we developed a model system on the basis of thyroid epithelial cell line Nthy-ori 3-1 transduced by a lentiviral vector containing the NRAS gene with the Q61R mutation. It was found that the expression of NRAS(Q61R) in thyroid epithelial cells has a profound influence on groups of genes involved in the formation of intercellular contacts, as well as in processes of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cell invasion. The alteration in the expression of these genes affects the phenotype of the model cells, which acquire traits of mesenchymal cells and demonstrate increased ability for survival and growth without attachment to the substrate. The key regulators of these processes are transcription factors belonging to families SNAIL, ZEB, and TWIST, and in different types of tumors the contribution of each individual factor can vary greatly. In our model system, phenotype change correlates with an increase in the expression of SNAIL2 and TWIST2 factors, which indicates their possible role in regulating invasive growth of thyroid cancer with the mutation of NRAS(Q61R).


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Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Glândula Tireoide/genética , Transcriptoma , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/genética , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Fenótipo , Transdução de Sinais , Fatores de Transcrição da Família Snail/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais da Tireoide/citologia , Células Epiteliais da Tireoide/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Twist/metabolismo
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Vet Res ; 50(1): 50, 2019 Jun 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227007

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Nervous necrosis virus (NNV), Genus Betanodavirus, is the causative agent of viral encephalopathy and retinopathy (VER), a neuropathological disease that causes fish mortalities worldwide. The NNV genome is composed of two single-stranded RNA molecules, RNA1 and RNA2, encoding the RNA polymerase and the coat protein, respectively. Betanodaviruses are classified into four genotypes: red-spotted grouper nervous necrosis virus (RGNNV), striped jack nervous necrosis virus (SJNNV), barfin flounder nervous necrosis virus (BFNNV) and tiger puffer nervous necrosis virus (TPNNV). In Southern Europe the presence of RGNNV, SJNNV and their natural reassortants (in both RNA1/RNA2 forms: RGNNV/SJNNV and SJNNV/RGNNV) has been reported. Pathology caused by these genotypes is closely linked to water temperature and the RNA1 segment encoding amino acids 1-445 has been postulated to regulate viral adaptation to temperature. Reassortants isolated from sole (RGNNV/SJNNV) show 6 substitutions in this region when compared with the RGNNV genotype (positions 41, 48, 218, 223, 238 and 289). We have demonstrated that change of these positions to those present in the RGNNV genotype cause low and delayed replication in vitro when compared with that of the wild type strain at 25 and 30 °C. The experimental infections confirmed the impact of the mutations on viral replication because at 25 °C the viral load and the mortality were significantly lower in fish infected with the mutant than in those challenged with the non-mutated virus. It was not possible to challenge fish at 30 °C because of the scarce tolerance of sole to this temperature.


Assuntos
Substituição de Aminoácidos , Linguados/virologia , Temperatura Alta , Mutação/genética , Nodaviridae/genética , Adaptação Fisiológica , Animais , Encéfalo/virologia , Linhagem Celular , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Nodaviridae/fisiologia , Replicação Viral
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2514, 2019 06 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31175293

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The type II nuclear receptors (NRs) function as heterodimeric transcription factors with the retinoid X receptor (RXR) to regulate diverse biological processes in response to endogenous ligands and therapeutic drugs. DNA-binding specificity has been proposed as a primary mechanism for NR gene regulatory specificity. Here we use protein-binding microarrays (PBMs) to comprehensively analyze the DNA binding of 12 NR:RXRα dimers. We find more promiscuous NR-DNA binding than has been reported, challenging the view that NR binding specificity is defined by half-site spacing. We show that NRs bind DNA using two distinct modes, explaining widespread NR binding to half-sites in vivo. Finally, we show that the current models of NR specificity better reflect binding-site activity rather than binding-site affinity. Our rich dataset and revised NR binding models provide a framework for understanding NR regulatory specificity and will facilitate more accurate analyses of genomic datasets.


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DNA/metabolismo , Receptores Citoplasmáticos e Nucleares/metabolismo , Receptores X Retinoide/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA , Humanos , Receptores X do Fígado , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , Receptores Ativados por Proliferador de Peroxissomo , Receptor de Pregnano X , Receptores de Calcitriol , Receptores do Ácido Retinoico , Receptores dos Hormônios Tireóideos
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Carbohydr Polym ; 219: 130-142, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151510

RESUMO

The physicochemical properties and biological activity of levan, a generic term given to oligo- and polysaccharides consisting of fructose units linked predominantly by ß(2-6) bonds, are attributable to both its size and structural complexity. Branching in ß(2-1) contributes to diversify levan structures and properties. There is a broad spectrum of applications for levan and accordingly it has been the subject of several comprehensive reviews. A thorough analysis focused on the product specificity of enzymes from the Glycoside-Hydrolase family 68 that synthesize levan is however missing. We analyze here traditional and novel strategies to manipulate bacterial levansucrases in favor of the generation of low- or high-molecular weight levan, including site directed mutagenesis and chemical engineering. A comparison of highly variable structural elements of levansucrases is presented in the context of their capacity to synthesize saccharides of different sizes, employing the levansucrases from Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus megaterium as references.


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Bacillus megaterium/metabolismo , Bacillus subtilis/metabolismo , Frutanos , Hexosiltransferases/genética , Engenharia Química , Frutanos/química , Frutanos/metabolismo , Peso Molecular , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida
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