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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10521-10533, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31461284

RESUMO

This work was designed to comparatively investigate 27 dietary flavonoids that act as α-glucosidase inhibitors and insulin sensitizers. On the basis of the results of an in vitro experiment of α-glucosidase inhibition, myricetin (IC50 = 11.63 ± 0.36 µM) possessed the strongest inhibitory effect, followed by apigenin-7-O-glucoside (IC50 = 22.80 ± 0.24 µM) and fisetin (IC50 = 46.39 ± 0.34 µM). A three-dimensional quantitative structure-activity relationship model of α-glucosidase inhibitors with good predictive capability [comparative molecular field analysis, q2 = 0.529, optimum number of components (ONC) = 10, R2 = 0.996, F = 250.843, standard error of estimation (SEE) = 0.064, and two descriptors; comparative similarity index analysis, q2 = 0.515, ONC = 10, R2 = 0.997, F = 348.301, SEE = 0.054, and four descriptors] was established and indicated that meta positions of ring B favored bulky and minor, electron-withdrawing, and hydrogen bond donor groups. The presence of electron-donating and hydrogen bond acceptor groups at position 4' of ring B could improve α-glucosidase activity. Position 3 of ring C favored minor, electron-donating, and hydrogen bond donor groups, whereas position 7 of ring A favored bulky and hydrogen bond acceptor groups. Molecular docking screened five flavonoids (baicalein, isorhamnetin-3-O-rutinoside, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, kaempferol-7-O-ß-glucoside, and cyanidin-3-O-glucoside) that can act as insulin sensitizers and form strong combinations with four key protein targets involved in the insulin signaling pathway. Apigenin-7-O-glucoside (60 µM) can effectively improve insulin resistance, and glucose uptake increased by approximately 73.06% relative to the model group of insulin-resistant HepG2 cells. Therefore, apigenin-7-O-glucoside might serve as the most effective α-glucosidase inhibitor and insulin sensitizer. This work may guide diabetes patients to improve their condition through dietary therapy.


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Flavonoides/química , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases/química , Insulina/metabolismo , Flavonoides/metabolismo , Flavonoides/farmacologia , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases/metabolismo , Inibidores de Glicosídeo Hidrolases/farmacologia , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/enzimologia , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , alfa-Glucosidases/química , alfa-Glucosidases/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8986-8993, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347835

RESUMO

Trehalose plays a crucial role in response to freezing stress in baker's yeast. MAL62, a gene involved in the adenosine diphosphoglucose-dependent trehalose synthesis pathway, can increase trehalose content. However, the difference between MAL62-related trehalose synthesis and traditional uridine diphosphoglucose-dependent trehalose synthesis is not well-understood. MAL62 overexpression showed less effect in enhancing intracellular trehalose compared to TPS1 overexpression. However, MAL62 overexpression elicited trehalose synthesis before fermentation with enhanced maltose metabolism and had a similar effect on cell viability after freezing. Furthermore, MAL62 and TPS1 overexpression in the NTH1 deletion background further strengthened freezing tolerance and improved leavening ability. Our results suggest that the enhancement in freezing tolerance by MAL62 overexpression may involve multiple pathways rather than simply enhancing trehalose synthesis. The results reveal valuable insights into the relationship between maltose metabolism and freezing tolerance and may help to develop better yeast strains for enhancing fermentation characteristics of frozen dough.


Assuntos
Glucosiltransferases/metabolismo , Maltose/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/enzimologia , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , alfa-Glucosidases/metabolismo , Farinha/análise , Farinha/microbiologia , Congelamento , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica , Glucosiltransferases/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Trealase/genética , Trealase/metabolismo , Trealose/metabolismo , alfa-Glucosidases/genética
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Bioengineered ; 10(1): 335-344, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31322471

RESUMO

Selenium-enriched yeast can transform toxic inorganic selenium into absorbable organic selenium, which is of great significance for human health and pharmaceutical industry. A yeast Rhodotorula glutinis X-20 we obtained before has good selenium-enriched ability, but its selenium content is still low for industrial application. In this study, strategies of process optimization and transport regulation of selenium were thus employed to further improve the cell growth and selenium enrichment. Through engineering phosphate transporters from Saccharomyces cerevisiae into R. glutinis X-20, the selenium content was increased by 21.1%. Through using mixed carbon culture (20 g L-1, glycerol: glucose 3:7), both biomass and selenium content were finally increased to 5.3 g L-1 and 5349.6 µg g-1 (cell dry weight, DWC), which were 1.14 folds and 6.77 folds compared to their original values, respectively. Our results indicate that high selenium-enrichment ability and biomass production can be achieved through combining process optimization and regulation of selenium transport.


Assuntos
Engenharia Metabólica/métodos , Fosfatos/metabolismo , Rhodotorula/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Selênio/metabolismo , Transgenes , Transporte Biológico , Biomassa , Meios de Cultura/química , Meios de Cultura/farmacologia , Fermentação , Expressão Gênica , Glucose/química , Glucose/metabolismo , Glicerol/química , Glicerol/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte de Fosfato/genética , Proteínas de Transporte de Fosfato/metabolismo , Plasmídeos/química , Plasmídeos/metabolismo , Simportadores de Próton-Fosfato/genética , Simportadores de Próton-Fosfato/metabolismo , Rhodotorula/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas Cotransportadoras de Sódio-Fosfato Tipo III/genética , Proteínas Cotransportadoras de Sódio-Fosfato Tipo III/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(31): 8590-8598, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31287301

RESUMO

Patchoulol, a natural sesquiterpene compound, is widely used in perfumes and cosmetics. Several strategies were adopted to enhance patchoulol production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: (i) farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) synthase and patchoulol synthase were fused to increase the utilization of FPP precursor; (ii) expression of the limiting genes of the mevalonate pathway was enhanced; (iii) squalene synthase was weakened by a glucose-inducible promoter of HXT1 (promoter for hexose transporter) to reduce metabolic flux from FPP to ergosterol; and (iv) farnesol biosynthesis was inhibited to decrease the consumption of FPP. Glucose was used to balance the trade-off between the competitive squalene and patchoulol pathways. The patchoulol production was 59.2 ± 0.7 mg/L in a shaken flask with a final production of 466.8 ± 12.3 mg/L (20.5 ± 0.5 mg/g dry cell weight) combined with fermentation optimization, which was 7.8-fold higher than the reported maximum production. The work significantly promoted the industrialization process of patchoulol production using biobased microbial platforms.


Assuntos
Engenharia Metabólica , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Sesquiterpenos/metabolismo , Fermentação , Ácido Mevalônico/metabolismo , Fosfatos de Poli-Isoprenil/metabolismo , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/enzimologia , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Esqualeno/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2894, 2019 07 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31263106

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The Origin Recognition Complex (ORC) is essential for replication, heterochromatin formation, telomere maintenance and genome stability in eukaryotes. Here we present the structure of the yeast Orc1 BAH domain bound to the nucleosome core particle. Our data reveal that Orc1, unlike its close homolog Sir3 involved in gene silencing, does not appear to discriminate between acetylated and non-acetylated lysine 16, modification states of the histone H4 tail that specify open and closed chromatin respectively. We elucidate the mechanism for this unique feature of Orc1 and hypothesize that its ability to interact with nucleosomes regardless of K16 modification state enables it to perform critical functions in both hetero- and euchromatin. We also show that direct interactions with nucleosomes are essential for Orc1 to maintain the integrity of rDNA borders during meiosis, a process distinct and independent from its known roles in silencing and replication.


Assuntos
Nucleossomos/metabolismo , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/química , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Ciclo Celular , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , Eucromatina/genética , Eucromatina/metabolismo , Heterocromatina/genética , Heterocromatina/metabolismo , Histonas/genética , Histonas/metabolismo , Nucleossomos/genética , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/genética , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Informação Silenciosa de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Informação Silenciosa de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo
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Chemosphere ; 233: 786-795, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31340409

RESUMO

Microbial volatile organic compounds (mVCs) are formed in the metabolism of microorganisms and widely distributed in nature and pose threats to human health. However, the air pollution by microorganisms is a situation which is poorly understood. In this study, the cytotoxicity of E. aerogenes VCs was evaluated in the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae. E. aerogenes VCs inhibited the survival of yeast and triggered the formation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). The hypersensitive of MAP kinase mpk1/slt2 and 19S regulatory assembly chaperone adc17 mutants to the E. aerogenes VCs indicated cell wall integrity (CWI) pathway together with stress-inducible proteasome assembly regulation are essentially involved in mVCs tolerance mechanism. Furthermore, exposure to the mVCs resulted in the transcriptional upregulation of the CWI pathway, the regulatory particle assembly chaperones, and genes involved in proteasome regulations. Our research suggested that the ROS/MAPK signaling and proteasome regulatory pathway play pivotal roles in the integration and fine-tuning of the mVCs stress response. This study provides a molecular framework for future study of the effects of mVCs on more complex organisms, such as humans.


Assuntos
Enterobacter aerogenes/metabolismo , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/farmacologia , Poluentes Atmosféricos/análise , Poluição do Ar/análise , Parede Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Ativação Transcricional
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2458, 2019 06 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31165730

RESUMO

During stress, prompt export of stress-inducible transcripts is critical for cell survival. Here, we characterize a function of the SAGA (Spt-Ada-Gcn5 acetyltransferase) deubiquitylating module (DUBm) in monitoring messenger ribonucleoprotein (mRNP) biogenesis to regulate non-canonical mRNA export of stress-inducible transcripts. Our genetic and biochemical analyses suggest that there is a functional relationship between Sgf73p of DUBm and the essential mRNA export factor, Yra1p. Under physiological conditions, Sgf73p is critical for the proper chromatin localization and RNA binding of Yra1p, while also quality controlling the biogenesis of mRNPs in conjunction with the nuclear exosome exonuclease, Rrp6p. Under environmental stress, when immediate transport of stress-inducible transcripts is imperative, Sgf73p facilitates the bypass of canonical surveillance and promotes the timely export of necessary transcripts. Overall, our results show that the Sgf73p-mediated plasticity of gene expression is important for the ability of cells to tolerate stress and regulate proteostasis to survive under environmental uncertainty.


Assuntos
Adaptação Fisiológica , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica , Histona Acetiltransferases/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Ribonucleoproteínas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Estresse Fisiológico , Cromatina/metabolismo , Complexo Multienzimático de Ribonucleases do Exossomo/metabolismo , Proteostase , Transporte de RNA , Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Transativadores/metabolismo
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 346-357, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228926

RESUMO

Sterols are important components of biological membranes that determine the physicochemical properties of lipid bilayer and regulate the functioning of membrane proteins. Being insoluble in water, sterols cannot diffuse between the membrane compartments separated by an aqueous phase. For this reason, distribution of sterols across cellular membranes is rather uneven. Membrane-to-membrane transport of sterols occurs mainly in a non-vesicular fashion and is provided by Lam and Osh proteins. In this review, we discuss the consequences of impairments in sterol biosynthesis and transport mostly relying on the studies performed on the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Despite the fact that molecular mechanisms underlying the functioning of Lam and Osh proteins are well established, the biological roles of these proteins are still unclear, because deletions of corresponding genes do not affect yeast phenotype. At the same time, disruptions in the biosynthesis of ergosterol, the major sterol of S. cerevisiae, lead to either cell death or reduced stress resistance. However, under certain conditions (e.g., mild salt or thermal stresses), a decrease in the ergosterol levels causes an increase in cell resistance. This suggests that the cells possess a mechanism facilitating rapid adjustment of the plasma membrane sterol content. We argue that the biological role of Lam proteins is, in particular, fast optimization of sterol composition of cell membranes.


Assuntos
Ergosterol/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Membrana Celular/metabolismo , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Ergosterol/biossíntese , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Esqualeno/metabolismo , Esteróis/metabolismo
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(4): 441-451, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31228936

RESUMO

Prions are proteins that can exist under the same conditions in two or more conformations, at least one of them is infectious. Usually, acquisition of infectious prion conformation is associated with the formation of amyloids - protein aggregates with a characteristic spatial structure. About 10 prions have been identified in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The Gln3 protein, which is one of the key regulators of nitrogen metabolism in S. cerevisiae, contains an amyloidogenic region manifesting prion-like properties. The prion properties of the full-length Gln3 have not been studied. We have found that the amyloidogenic region of Gln3 acts as a template and initiates aggregation of the full-length Gln3 in the presence of the [PIN+] prion when Gln3 is overexpressed. Full-length Gln3 in its aggregated form manifests prion-like properties, including infectivity and dependence on the anti-prion agents; however, unlike other known yeast prions, prion-like state of Gln3 is observed only upon the protein overproduction. Here, we suggest the term "conditional prions" for proteins, whose prion state is maintained exclusively under non-physiological conditions.


Assuntos
Príons/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Farmacorresistência Fúngica/efeitos dos fármacos , Metalotioneína/genética , Microscopia Confocal , Agregados Proteicos/fisiologia , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Sirolimo/farmacologia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2420, 2019 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31160570

RESUMO

Replication-Factor-C (RFC) and RFC-like complexes (RLCs) mediate chromatin engagement of the proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). It remains controversial how RFC and RLCs cooperate to regulate PCNA loading and unloading. Here, we show the distinct PCNA loading or unloading activity of each clamp loader. ATAD5-RLC possesses the potent PCNA unloading activity. ATPase motif and collar domain of ATAD5 are crucial for the unloading activity. DNA structures did not affect PCNA unloading activity of ATAD5-RLC. ATAD5-RLC could unload ubiquitinated PCNA. Through single molecule measurements, we reveal that ATAD5-RLC unloaded PCNA through one intermediate state before ATP hydrolysis. RFC loaded PCNA through two intermediate states on DNA, separated by ATP hydrolysis. Replication proteins such as Fen1 could inhibit the PCNA unloading activity of Elg1-RLC, a yeast homolog of ATAD5-RLC in vitro. Our findings provide molecular insights into how PCNA is released from chromatin to finalize DNA replication/repair.


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ATPases Associadas a Diversas Atividades Celulares/metabolismo , Replicação do DNA , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , DNA/metabolismo , Antígeno Nuclear de Célula em Proliferação/metabolismo , Proteína de Replicação C/metabolismo , Adenosina Trifosfatases , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Cromatina/metabolismo , Endonucleases Flap/metabolismo , Humanos , Hidrólise , Saccharomyces cerevisiae , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2535, 2019 06 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31182712

RESUMO

Rif1 is involved in telomere homeostasis, DNA replication timing, and DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair pathway choice from yeast to human. The molecular mechanisms that enable Rif1 to fulfill its diverse roles remain to be determined. Here, we demonstrate that Rif1 is S-acylated within its conserved N-terminal domain at cysteine residues C466 and C473 by the DHHC family palmitoyl acyltransferase Pfa4. Rif1 S-acylation facilitates the accumulation of Rif1 at DSBs, the attenuation of DNA end-resection, and DSB repair by non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ). These findings identify S-acylation as a posttranslational modification regulating DNA repair. S-acylated Rif1 mounts a localized DNA-damage response proximal to the inner nuclear membrane, revealing a mechanism of compartmentalized DSB repair pathway choice by sequestration of a fatty acylated repair factor at the inner nuclear membrane.


Assuntos
Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Reparo do DNA por Junção de Extremidades , Proteínas Repressoras/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a Telômeros/genética , Acilação , Reparo do DNA , Membrana Nuclear/metabolismo , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a Telômeros/metabolismo
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 355, 2019 Jun 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31234779

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Essential proteins are distinctly important for an organism's survival and development and crucial to disease analysis and drug design as well. Large-scale protein-protein interaction (PPI) data sets exist in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which provides us with a valuable opportunity to predict identify essential proteins from PPI networks. Many network topology-based computational methods have been designed to detect essential proteins. However, these methods are limited by the completeness of available PPI data. To break out of these restraints, some computational methods have been proposed by integrating PPI networks and multi-source biological data. Despite the progress in the research of multiple data fusion, it is still challenging to improve the prediction accuracy of the computational methods. RESULTS: In this paper, we design a novel iterative model for essential proteins prediction, named Randomly Walking in the Heterogeneous Network (RWHN). In RWHN, a weighted protein-protein interaction network and a domain-domain association network are constructed according to the original PPI network and the known protein-domain association network, firstly. And then, we establish a new heterogeneous matrix by combining the two constructed networks with the protein-domain association network. Based on the heterogeneous matrix, a transition probability matrix is established by normalized operation. Finally, an improved PageRank algorithm is adopted on the heterogeneous network for essential proteins prediction. In order to eliminate the influence of the false negative, information on orthologous proteins and the subcellular localization information of proteins are integrated to initialize the score vector of proteins. In RWHN, the topology, conservative and functional features of essential proteins are all taken into account in the prediction process. The experimental results show that RWHN obviously exceeds in predicting essential proteins ten other competing methods. CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrated that integrating multi-source data into a heterogeneous network can preserve the complex relationship among multiple biological data and improve the prediction accuracy of essential proteins. RWHN, our proposed method, is effective for the prediction of essential proteins.


Assuntos
Mapeamento de Interação de Proteínas/métodos , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Algoritmos , Domínios Proteicos , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2862, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253793

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DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) pose a high risk for genome integrity. Cells repair DSBs through homologous recombination (HR) when a sister chromatid is available. HR is upregulated by the cycling dependent kinase (CDK) despite the paradox of telophase, where CDK is high but a sister chromatid is not nearby. Here we study in the budding yeast the response to DSBs in telophase, and find they activate the DNA damage checkpoint (DDC), leading to a telophase-to-G1 delay. Outstandingly, we observe a partial reversion of sister chromatid segregation, which includes approximation of segregated material, de novo formation of anaphase bridges, and coalescence between sister loci. We finally show that DSBs promote a massive change in the dynamics of telophase microtubules (MTs), together with dephosphorylation and relocalization of kinesin-5 Cin8. We propose that chromosome segregation is not irreversible and that DSB repair using the sister chromatid is possible in telophase.


Assuntos
Cromátides/metabolismo , Segregação de Cromossomos , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla/efeitos dos fármacos , DNA Fúngico/genética , Troca de Cromátide Irmã , Telófase/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Reparo do DNA , Recombinação Genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(Suppl 1): S225-S232, 2019 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31213204

RESUMO

Mitochondria play a crucial role in energy production, general cell metabolism, cell signaling, and apoptosis. Mitochondria are also the main source of reactive oxygen species, especially in the case of their dysfunction. Therefore, damaged or even superfluous mitochondria not required for normal cell functioning represent risk factors and should be removed in order to maintain cell homeostasis. Mitochondria removal occurs via mitophagy, a type of selective autophagy (from Greek autos, self and phagein, to eat) that takes place in parallel with mitochondrial biogenesis and other processes. This review outlines general views on autophagy and mitophagy and summarizes information on the autophagy-related (Atg) proteins and their complexes involved in these processes. Yeast, especially Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is a convenient model system for studying molecular mechanisms of mitophagy because yeast genome, transcriptome, and proteome have been well characterized and because genetic manipulations with yeast are relatively simple and fast. Furthermore, yeast contain a number of orthologs of human proteins. Mitophagy in yeast is promoted by various factors, such as starvation, aging, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, signaling proteins, and modification of mitochondrial proteins. In this review, we discuss molecular mechanisms underlying mitophagy and its regulation in yeast and present examples of relationships between mitophagy and ubiquitination-deubiquitination processes, as well as between mitophagy and other types of autophagy.


Assuntos
Proteínas Relacionadas à Autofagia/metabolismo , Autofagia , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Degradação Mitocondrial , Proteínas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Homeostase , Ubiquitinação
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Biochimie ; 163: 101-107, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31175919

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae has high level of inorganic polyphosphate and a multicomponent system of its metabolism, including polyphosphatases Ppx1, Ppn1, Ddp1, and Ppn2. The aim of the study was to construct the yeast strain overexpressing Ppn2 and to compare the properties of Ppn2, Ppx1, Ppn1, and Ddp1 purified from overexpressing strains of S. cerevisiae. We overexpressed Ppn2 in S. cerevisiae under a strong constitutive promoter of the yeast glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase-encoding gene and suggested biochemical criteria for distinguishing among yeast polyphosphatases, which is important for their identification and understanding of their functions. Ppn2, Ppn1, and Ddp1 had endopolyphosphatase activities, whereas Ppx1 did not. Ppx1 and Ppn1 exhibited high and Ddp1 and Ppn2 low exopolyphosphatase activity: 240, 500, 0.05 and 0.1 U/mg protein, respectively. The enzymes had distinct patterns of exopolyphosphatase activities stimulation by divalent metal ions. Ppn2, Ppn1 and Ddp1 displayed endopolyphosphatase activity in the presence of 1 mM Mg2+. The endopolyphosphatase activities of Ppn2 and Ppn1 were induced by 0.01 mM of Co2+ or Zn2+, whereas that of Ddp1 required 0.1 mM of these cations. The endopolyphosphatase activity of Ppn1 was inhibited by 0.01 mg mL-1 of heparin, while endopolphosphatase activity of Ppn2 was weakly sensitive to 0.25 mg mL-1 of heparin. The Ppx1 and Ppn1 activity with guanosine tetraphosphate was nearly 80% of activity with long-chain polyphosphates. The Ppn1 hydrolyzed dATP, while Ppx1 did not. The differences in the mode of polyphosphate hydrolysis, substrate specificity, metal ion dependence and cell localization suggest distinct roles of these enzymes in yeast.


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Hidrolases Anidrido Ácido/metabolismo , Polifosfatos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/enzimologia , Hidrolases Anidrido Ácido/genética , Cátions Bivalentes/metabolismo , Hidrólise , Microrganismos Geneticamente Modificados , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Especificidade por Substrato
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Biochimie ; 163: 117-127, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31194995

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Protein phosphorylation is one of the main mechanisms by which signals are transmitted in eukaryotic cells, and it plays a crucial regulatory role in almost all cellular processes. In yeast, more than half of the proteins are phosphorylated in at least one site, and over 20,000 phosphopeptides have been experimentally verified. However, the functional consequences of these phosphorylation events for most of the identified phosphosites are unknown. A family of protein interaction domains selectively recognises phosphorylated motifs to recruit regulatory proteins and activate signalling pathways. Nine classes of dedicated modules are coded by the yeast genome: 14-3-3, FHA, WD40, BRCT, WW, PBD, and SH2. The recognition specificity relies on a few residues on the target protein and has coevolved with kinase specificity. In the present study, we review the current knowledge concerning yeast phospho-binding domains and their networks. We emphasise the relevance of both positive and negative amino acid selection to orchestrate the highly regulated outcomes of inter- and intra-molecular interactions. Finally, we hypothesise that only a small fraction of yeast phosphorylation events leads to the creation of a docking site on the target molecule, while many have a direct effect on the protein or, as has been proposed, have no function at all.


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Fosfopeptídeos/metabolismo , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Sítios de Ligação , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/fisiologia
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2615, 2019 06 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31197154

RESUMO

Balanced expression of multiple genes is central for establishing new biosynthetic pathways or multiprotein cellular complexes. Methods for efficient combinatorial assembly of regulatory sequences (promoters) and protein coding sequences are therefore highly wanted. Here, we report a high-throughput cloning method, called COMPASS for COMbinatorial Pathway ASSembly, for the balanced expression of multiple genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. COMPASS employs orthogonal, plant-derived artificial transcription factors (ATFs) and homologous recombination-based cloning for the generation of thousands of individual DNA constructs in parallel. The method relies on a positive selection of correctly assembled pathway variants from both, in vivo and in vitro cloning procedures. To decrease the turnaround time in genomic engineering, COMPASS is equipped with multi-locus CRISPR/Cas9-mediated modification capacity. We demonstrate the application of COMPASS by generating cell libraries producing ß-carotene and co-producing ß-ionone and biosensor-responsive naringenin. COMPASS will have many applications in synthetic biology projects that require gene expression balancing.


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Vias Biossintéticas/genética , Engenharia Metabólica/métodos , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Clonagem Molecular/métodos , Flavanonas/biossíntese , Recombinação Homóloga/genética , Norisoprenoides/biossíntese , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Biologia Sintética/métodos , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , beta Caroteno/biossíntese
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2640, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201334

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One of the responses to stress by eukaryotic cells is the down-regulation of protein synthesis by phosphorylation of translation initiation factor eIF2. Phosphorylation results in low availability of the eIF2 ternary complex (eIF2-GTP-tRNAi) by affecting the interaction of eIF2 with its GTP-GDP exchange factor eIF2B. We have determined the cryo-EM structure of yeast eIF2B in complex with phosphorylated eIF2 at an overall resolution of 4.2 Å. Two eIF2 molecules bind opposite sides of an eIF2B hetero-decamer through eIF2α-D1, which contains the phosphorylated Ser51. eIF2α-D1 is mainly inserted between the N-terminal helix bundle domains of δ and α subunits of eIF2B. Phosphorylation of Ser51 enhances binding to eIF2B through direct interactions of phosphate groups with residues in eIF2Bα and indirectly by inducing contacts of eIF2α helix 58-63 with eIF2Bδ leading to a competition with Met-tRNAi.


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Fator de Iniciação 2B em Eucariotos/ultraestrutura , Fator de Iniciação 2 em Eucariotos/ultraestrutura , Biossíntese de Proteínas/fisiologia , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/ultraestrutura , Microscopia Crioeletrônica , Fator de Iniciação 2 em Eucariotos/metabolismo , Fator de Iniciação 2B em Eucariotos/metabolismo , Guanosina Difosfato/metabolismo , Modelos Moleculares , Fosforilação/fisiologia , Ligação Proteica/fisiologia , RNA de Transferência de Metionina/metabolismo , RNA de Transferência de Metionina/ultraestrutura , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Serina/metabolismo
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Genes Dev ; 33(15-16): 1031-1047, 2019 08 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31196865

RESUMO

Aneuploidy, a condition characterized by chromosome gains and losses, causes reduced fitness and numerous cellular stresses, including increased protein aggregation. Here, we identify protein complex stoichiometry imbalances as a major cause of protein aggregation in aneuploid cells. Subunits of protein complexes encoded on excess chromosomes aggregate in aneuploid cells, which is suppressed when expression of other subunits is coordinately altered. We further show that excess subunits are either degraded or aggregate and that protein aggregation is nearly as effective as protein degradation at lowering levels of excess proteins. Our study explains why proteotoxic stress is a universal feature of the aneuploid state and reveals protein aggregation as a form of dosage compensation to cope with disproportionate expression of protein complex subunits.


Assuntos
Aneuploidia , Citosol/metabolismo , Compensação de Dosagem (Genética)/fisiologia , Agregados Proteicos/genética , Humanos , Complexos Multiproteicos/química , Complexos Multiproteicos/metabolismo , Agregação Patológica de Proteínas , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo , Proteólise , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/química , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo
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