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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 52(9): e8551, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31482977

RESUMO

Fibroblasts are a highly heterogeneous population of cells, being found in a large number of different tissues. These cells produce the extracellular matrix, which is essential to preserve structural integrity of connective tissues. Fibroblasts are frequently engaged in migration and remodeling, exerting traction forces in the extracellular matrix, which is crucial for matrix deposition and wound healing. In addition, previous studies performed on primary myoblasts suggest that the E3 ligase MuRF2 might function as a cytoskeleton adaptor. Here, we hypothesized that MuRF2 also plays a functional role in skeletal muscle fibroblasts. We found that skeletal muscle fibroblasts express MuRF2 and its siRNA knock-down promoted decreased fibroblast migration, cell border accumulation of polymerized actin, and down-regulation of the phospho-Akt expression. Our results indicated that MuRF2 was necessary to maintain the actin cytoskeleton functionality in skeletal muscle fibroblasts via Akt activity and exerted an important role in extracellular matrix remodeling in the skeletal muscle tissue.


Assuntos
Diferenciação Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Fibroblastos/fisiologia , Proteínas Musculares/fisiologia , Músculo Esquelético/fisiologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/fisiologia , Animais , Western Blotting , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Imunofluorescência , Camundongos , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Músculo Esquelético/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Genes Dev ; 33(17-18): 1221-1235, 2019 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31371437

RESUMO

TRIM71/LIN-41, a phylogenetically conserved regulator of development, controls stem cell fates. Mammalian TRIM71 exhibits both RNA-binding and protein ubiquitylation activities, but the functional contribution of either activity and relevant primary targets remain poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that TRIM71 shapes the transcriptome of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) predominantly through its RNA-binding activity. We reveal that TRIM71 binds targets through 3' untranslated region (UTR) hairpin motifs and that it acts predominantly by target degradation. TRIM71 mutations implicated in etiogenesis of human congenital hydrocephalus impair target silencing. We identify a set of primary targets consistently regulated in various human and mouse cell lines, including MBNL1 (Muscleblind-like protein 1). MBNL1 promotes cell differentiation through regulation of alternative splicing, and we demonstrate that TRIM71 promotes embryonic splicing patterns through MBNL1 repression. Hence, repression of MBNL1-dependent alternative splicing may contribute to TRIM71's function in regulating stem cell fates.


Assuntos
Processamento Alternativo/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas com Motivo Tripartido/genética , Proteínas com Motivo Tripartido/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células-Tronco Embrionárias , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Mutação , Motivos de Nucleotídeos , Ligação Proteica , Domínios Proteicos/genética , Interferência de RNA , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo
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Cancer Sci ; 110(10): 3145-3156, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393050

RESUMO

Yes-associated protein (YAP) is a component of the canonical Hippo signaling pathway that is known to play essential roles in modulating organ size, development, and tumorigenesis. Activation or upregulation of YAP1, which contributes to cancer cell survival and chemoresistance, has been verified in different types of human cancers. However, the molecular mechanism of YAP1 upregulation in cancer is still unclear. Here we report that the E3 ubiquitin ligase STUB1 ubiquitinates and destabilizes YAP1, thereby inhibiting cancer cell survival. Low levels of STUB1 expression were correlated with increased protein levels of YAP1 in human gastric cancer cell lines and patient samples. Moreover, we revealed that STUB1 ubiquitinates YAP1 at the K280 site by K48-linked polyubiquitination, which in turn increases YAP1 turnover and promotes cellular chemosensitivity. Overall, our study establishes YAP1 ubiquitination and degradation mediated by the E3 ligase STUB1 as an important regulatory mechanism in gastric cancer, and provides a rationale for potential therapeutic interventions.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/química , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Fosfoproteínas/química , Fosfoproteínas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Animais , Carcinogênese , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Lisina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Transplante de Neoplasias , Estabilidade Proteica , Proteólise , Transdução de Sinais , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(10): 1030-1039, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31368785

RESUMO

Both endogenous and exogenous factors can cause DNA damage that compromises genomic integrity and cell viability. A proper DNA damage response (DDR) plays a role in maintaining genome stability and preventing tumorigenesis. DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the most toxic DNA lesion, whose response is dominated by the ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) protein kinase. After being activated by the sensor Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) complex or acetyltransferase Tip60, ATM rapidly phosphorylates downstream targets to launch DDR signaling when DNA is damaged. However, the exact mechanism of DDR is complex and ambiguous. Ufmylation, one type of ubiquitin-like modification, proceeds mainly through a three-step enzymatic reaction to help ubiquitin-fold modifier 1 (Ufm1), attach to substrates with ubiquitin-like modifier-activating enzyme 5 (Uba5), Ufm1-conjugating enzyme 1 (Ufc1) and Ufm1-specific ligase 1 (Ufl1). Although ubiquitination is essential to the DSBs response, the potential function of ufmylation in DDR is largely unknown. Herein, we review the relationship between ufmylation and DDR to elucidate the function and mechanism of ufmylation in DDR, which would reveal the pathogenesis of some diseases and provide new guidance to create a therapeutic method.


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Doenças Cardiovasculares/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional , Proteínas/metabolismo , Esquizofrenia/metabolismo , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/genética , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Doenças Cardiovasculares/genética , Doenças Cardiovasculares/patologia , Reparo do DNA , Genoma Humano , Instabilidade Genômica , Humanos , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas/genética , Esquizofrenia/genética , Esquizofrenia/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Enzimas Ativadoras de Ubiquitina/genética , Enzimas Ativadoras de Ubiquitina/metabolismo , Enzimas de Conjugação de Ubiquitina/genética , Enzimas de Conjugação de Ubiquitina/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 3020, 2019 07 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31289263

RESUMO

Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) can persistently infect humans, but how HCMV avoids humoral immunity is not clear. The neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) controls IgG transport from the mother to the fetus and prolongs IgG half-life. Here we show that US11 inhibits the assembly of FcRn with ß2m and retains FcRn in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), consequently blocking FcRn trafficking to the endosome. Furthermore, US11 recruits the ubiquitin enzymes Derlin-1, TMEM129 and UbE2J2 to engage FcRn, consequently initiating the dislocation of FcRn from the ER to the cytosol and facilitating its degradation. Importantly, US11 inhibits IgG-FcRn binding, resulting in a reduction of IgG transcytosis across intestinal or placental epithelial cells and IgG degradation in endothelial cells. Hence, these results identify the mechanism by which HCMV infection exploits an ER-associated degradation pathway through US11 to disable FcRn functions. These results have implications for vaccine development and immune surveillance.


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Infecções por Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Citomegalovirus/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/metabolismo , Evasão da Resposta Imune , Imunidade Humoral , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Receptores Fc/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Citomegalovirus/patogenicidade , Infecções por Citomegalovirus/virologia , Degradação Associada com o Retículo Endoplasmático/imunologia , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade Classe I/imunologia , Humanos , Imunoglobulina G/imunologia , Imunoglobulina G/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Mutagênese Sítio-Dirigida , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/imunologia , Receptores Fc/imunologia , Enzimas de Conjugação de Ubiquitina/genética , Enzimas de Conjugação de Ubiquitina/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Proteínas Virais/genética , Proteínas Virais/imunologia
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Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi ; 35(3): 223-227, 2019 May 28.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257803

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the therapeutic effects of massage on denervated skeletal muscle atrophy in rats and its mechanism. METHODS: Forty-eight male SD rats were randomly divided into model group (n=24) and massage group (n=24). Gastrocnemius muscle atrophy model was established by transecting the right tibial nerve of rat. On the second day after operation, the gastrocnemius muscle of the rats in the massage group was given manual intervention and the model group was not intervened. Six rats were sacrificed at the four time points of 0 d, 7 d, 14 d and 21 d. The gastrocnemius of the rats were obtained and measured the wet mass ratio after weighing. Cross-sectional area and diameter of the muscle fiber were measured after HE staining. The relative expressions of miR-23a, Akt, MuRF1 and MAFbx mRNA were tested with qPCR. RESULTS: Compared with 0 d, the wet weight ratio, cross-sectional area and diameter of gastrocnemius muscle showed a progressive decline in the model group and massage group. The wet weight ratio, cross-sectional area and diameter of gastrocnemius muscle in the massage group were higher than those in the model group on 7 d, 14 d and 21 d (P<0.05, P<0.01). Compared with 0 d, the expressions of MuRF1, MAFbx and Akt mRNA were increased first and then were decreased in the model group and massage group. The expression of MuRF1 mRNA in massage group was lower than that in model group on 7 d and 21 d (P<0.05, P<0.01). The expression of MAFbx mRNA in massage group was lower than that in model group on 7 d, 14 d and 21 d (P<0.01, P<0.05, P<0.01). The expression of Akt mRNA in massage group was higher than that in model group on 7 d, 14 d and 21 d (P<0.05, P<0.01). Compared with 0 d, the expression of miR-23a mRNA was increased in the model group and massage group on 21 d, and the expression of miR-23a mRNA in massage group was higher than that in model group (P< 0.05). CONCLUSION: Massage can delay the atrophy of denervated skeletal muscle. The mechanism may be related to up-regulation of the expression of miR-23a and Akt mRNA, down-regulation of the expressions of MuRF1 and MAFbx mRNA, inhibition of protein degradation rate, and reduction of skeletal muscle protein degradation.


Assuntos
Massagem , Músculo Esquelético/fisiopatologia , Atrofia Muscular/terapia , Animais , Masculino , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Fibras Musculares Esqueléticas , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Proteínas Ligases SKP Culina F-Box/metabolismo , Proteínas com Motivo Tripartido/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Cytogenet Genome Res ; 158(3): 121-125, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31315107

RESUMO

VACTERL association is defined by the occurrence of congenital malformations: vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheoesophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, radial and renal dysplasia, and limb defects. No genetic alterations have been discovered except for some sporadic chromosomal rearrangements and gene mutations. We report a boy with VACTERL association and shawl scrotum with bifid scrotum who presented with a de novo Yq11.223q11.23 microdeletion identified by array CGH. The deletion spans 3.1 Mb and encompasses several genes in the AZFc region, frequently deleted in infertile men with severe oligozoospermia or azoospermia. Herein, we discuss the possible explanation for this unusual genotype-phenotype correlation. We suggest that the deletion of the BPY2 (previously VCY2) gene, located in the AZFc region and involved in spermatogenesis, contributed to the genesis of the phenotype. In fact, BPY2 interacts with a ubiquitin-protein ligase, involved in the SHH pathway which is known to be implicated in the genesis of VACTERL association.


Assuntos
Canal Anal/anormalidades , Deleção Cromossômica , Cromossomos Humanos Y/genética , Esôfago/anormalidades , Cardiopatias Congênitas/genética , Cardiopatias Congênitas/patologia , Rim/anormalidades , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/genética , Deformidades Congênitas dos Membros/patologia , Proteínas/genética , Escroto/patologia , Coluna Vertebral/anormalidades , Traqueia/anormalidades , Canal Anal/patologia , Hibridização Genômica Comparativa , Esôfago/patologia , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Lactente , Rim/patologia , Masculino , Coluna Vertebral/patologia , Traqueia/patologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Incerteza
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Nature ; 571(7766): 521-527, 2019 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31270457

RESUMO

The integrity of genomes is constantly threatened by problems encountered by the replication fork. BRCA1, BRCA2 and a subset of Fanconi anaemia proteins protect stalled replication forks from degradation by nucleases, through pathways that involve RAD51. The contribution and regulation of BRCA1 in replication fork protection, and how this role relates to its role in homologous recombination, is unclear. Here we show that BRCA1 in complex with BARD1, and not the canonical BRCA1-PALB2 interaction, is required for fork protection. BRCA1-BARD1 is regulated by a conformational change mediated by the phosphorylation-directed prolyl isomerase PIN1. PIN1 activity enhances BRCA1-BARD1 interaction with RAD51, thereby increasing the presence of RAD51 at stalled replication structures. We identify genetic variants of BRCA1-BARD1 in patients with cancer that exhibit poor protection of nascent strands but retain homologous recombination proficiency, thus defining domains of BRCA1-BARD1 that are required for fork protection and associated with cancer development. Together, these findings reveal a BRCA1-mediated pathway that governs replication fork protection.


Assuntos
Proteína BRCA1/química , Proteína BRCA1/metabolismo , Replicação do DNA , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA1/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Replicação do DNA/genética , Instabilidade Genômica/genética , Humanos , Isomerismo , Mutação , Peptidilprolil Isomerase de Interação com NIMA/metabolismo , Fosforilação , Fosfosserina/metabolismo , Ligação Proteica , Rad51 Recombinase/metabolismo
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Oncol Rep ; 42(4): 1467-1474, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31322269

RESUMO

With the increasing use of poly(ADP­ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in cancer therapy, understanding their resistance is an urgent research quest. Additionally, CHFR is an E3 ubiquitin ligase, recruited to double­strand breaks (DSBs) by PAR. Furthermore, ALC1 is a new oncogene involved in the invasion and metastasis of breast cancer. Moreover, PARylated PARP1 activates ALC1 at sites of DNA damage, yet the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Mass spectrometric analysis, western blot analysis and immunoprecipitation were performed to confirm the interaction between CHFR and ALC1 in the physiological condition. Deletion mutants of CHFR and ALC1 were generated to map the interaction domain. PARP1/2 inhibitors were added to identify the ubiquitination of ALC1 by CHFR. ALC1 half­life was examined to compare the expression of ALC1 protein in the presence and absence of PARP1/2 inhibitors. The results revealed that the transcriptional level of ALC1 was not upregulated in breast cancer tissues. CHFR interacted with ALC1. The PBZ domain of CHFR, the PMD domain and the MACRO domain of ALC1 domain are the necessary regions for the interaction depending on PAR. Ubiquitination of ALC1 by CHFR was dependent on PARylation and resulted in the degradation of PARylated ALC1. PARP1/2 inhibitors decreased the ubiquitination of PAR­dependent ALC1, and the expression of ALC1 was upregulated by PARP1/2 inhibitors. Ubiquitination mediated by CHFR resulted in the degradation of ALC1. In conclusion, PARP1/2 inhibitors decrease the ubiquitination of ALC1 leading to the accumulation of ALC1, which affects the therapeutic effects of DNA damage response drugs in breast cancer treatment.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Ubiquitinação/efeitos dos fármacos
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Gene ; 712: 143963, 2019 Sep 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279706

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BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify the expression of LIM and calponin-homology domains 1 (LIMCH1) in lung cancer and normal tissues, to determine the interaction between LIMCH1 and HUWE1 in regulating p53 stability. METHODS: The expression of LIMCH1 was detected by the Oncomine and Cancer Genome Atlas databases. Expression of LIMCH1 mRNA was identified using qRT-PCR. In transfected human lung cancer cells, co-immunoprecipitation experiments were performed. The mechanism that HUWE1 sustained lung cancer malignancy was verified by western blotting. The proliferation of tranfected cells was assessed by CCK-8 assay and colony formation. RESULTS: Bioinformatic data and e TCGA database suggested LIMCH1 mRNA levels in tumor tissues were down-regulated compared to tumor adjacent tissues. We found low expression of LIMCH1 mRNA in tumor sites and tumor cell line. Exogenous expression of LIMCH1 interacts with HUWE1 promotes expression of p53. Use of siRNA or shRNA against LIMCH1 resulted in decreased p53 protein levels. LIMCH1 deletion lead to enhance of p53 ubiquitination and protein expression of p53 and substrate p21, puma. Growth curve showed that LIMCH1 deletion significantly promoted the proliferation of A549 cells. CONCLUSIONS: LIMCH1 was a negative regulator and indicated a new molecular mechanism for the pathogenesis of lung cancer via modulating HUWE1 and p53.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Células A549 , Idoso , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Biologia Computacional , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Processamento de Proteína Pós-Traducional , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitinação
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Mol Plant Microbe Interact ; 32(11): 1487-1495, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31241412

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Phytoplasmas are the causative agent of numerous diseases of plant species all over the world, including important food crops. The mode by which phytoplasmas multiply and behave in their host is poorly understood and often based on genomic data. We used yeast two-hybrid screening to find new protein-protein interactions between the causal agent of apple proliferation 'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali' and its host plant. Here, we report that the 'Ca. P. mali' strain PM19 genome encodes a protein PM19_00185 that interacts with at least six different ubiquitin-conjugating enzymes (UBC; E2) of Arabidopsis thaliana. An in vitro ubiquitination assay showed that PM19_00185 is enzymatically active as E3 ligase with A. thaliana E2 UBC09 and Malus domestica E2 UBC10. We show that a nonhost bacteria (Pseudomonas syringae pv. tabaci) can grow in transgenic A. thaliana plant lines expressing PM19_00185. A connection of phytoplasma effector proteins with the proteasome proteolytic pathway has been reported before. However, this is, to our knowledge, the first time that a phytoplasma effector protein with E3 ligase activity has been reported.


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Phytoplasma , Doenças das Plantas , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases , Arabidopsis/enzimologia , Arabidopsis/parasitologia , Malus/parasitologia , Phytoplasma/enzimologia , Phytoplasma/genética , Doenças das Plantas/imunologia , Doenças das Plantas/parasitologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/imunologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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J Sci Food Agric ; 99(14): 6139-6154, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31152450

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BACKGROUND: Tomato is an important food item and a cocktail of phytonutrients. In the current study, metabolites from a non-pathogenic fungal species Penicillium oxalicum have been exploited to obtain nutritionally augmented tomato fruits from the plants to better withstand against Alternaria alternata infection. RESULTS: Initially, bioactivity-guided assay and chromatographic analyses identified the bioactive metabolites of P. oxalicum [benzenedicarboxylic acid (BDA) and benzimidazole]. Then, ≥3 times elevated quantities of vitamins and other nutritional elements (protein, fat, fibers, and carbohydrates) were achieved by the foliar application of BDA. The maximum increase (625.81%) was recorded in riboflavin contents; however, thiamine showed the second highest enhancement (542.86%). Plant metabolites analysis revealed that jasmonic acid contents were boosted 121.53% to significantly enhance guaiacyl lignin defenses along with the reduction in coumarin contents. The protein profile analysis explored three most actively responding protein species toward BDA applications, (i) palmitoyltransferase protein Q9FLM3; (ii) serine/threonine-protein kinase O48814; and (iii) E3 ubiquitin-protein ligase Q9FJQ8. The O48814 improved plant defenses; whereas, Q9FJQ8 protein was negatively regulating cysteine-type endopeptidase activity and assisted plant to resist schedule alterations. Tomato cultivar with more active innate metabolism was found to be more responsive toward BDA. Furthermore, the bioactive compounds were enriched by using the two-step extraction method of ethyl acetate and chloroform, respectively. CONCLUSION: Penicillium oxalicum a non-pathogenic fungal species, produced BDA, induced nutritional contents in tomato and protected it against Alternaria alternata. The current study is the first report on the bioactivity of BDA and benzimidazole concerning the nutritional enhancement and plant defense improvement. © 2019 Society of Chemical Industry.


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Alternaria/fisiologia , Ácidos Dicarboxílicos/farmacologia , Lycopersicon esculentum/microbiologia , Penicillium/metabolismo , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Inoculantes Agrícolas/química , Inoculantes Agrícolas/metabolismo , Ácidos Dicarboxílicos/metabolismo , Frutas/química , Frutas/genética , Frutas/metabolismo , Frutas/microbiologia , Lycopersicon esculentum/efeitos dos fármacos , Lycopersicon esculentum/genética , Lycopersicon esculentum/metabolismo , Valor Nutritivo , Penicillium/química , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2429, 2019 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31160553

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The WW domain-containing protein 2 (Wwp2) gene, the host gene of miR-140, codes for the Wwp2 protein, which is an HECT-type E3 ubiquitin ligases abundantly expressed in articular cartilage. However, its function remains unclear. Here, we show that mice lacking Wwp2 and mice in which the Wwp2 E3 enzyme is inactivated (Wwp2-C838A) exhibit aggravated spontaneous and surgically induced osteoarthritis (OA). Consistent with this phenotype, WWP2 expression level is downregulated in human OA cartilage. We also identify Runx2 as a Wwp2 substrate and Adamts5 as a target gene, as similar as miR-140. Analysis of Wwp2-C838A mice shows that loss of Wwp2 E3 ligase activity results in upregulation of Runx2-Adamts5 signaling in articular cartilage. Furthermore, in vitro transcribed Wwp2 mRNA injection into mouse joints reduces the severity of experimental OA. We propose that Wwp2 has a role in protecting cartilage from OA by suppressing Runx2-induced Adamts5 via Runx2 poly-ubiquitination and degradation.


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Proteína ADAMTS5/metabolismo , Cartilagem Articular/metabolismo , Subunidade alfa 1 de Fator de Ligação ao Core/metabolismo , Osteoartrite/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Artrite Experimental/genética , Artrite Experimental/metabolismo , Cartilagem Articular/diagnóstico por imagem , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Articulação do Joelho/diagnóstico por imagem , Meniscos Tibiais/cirurgia , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Osteoartrite/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais , Crânio/diagnóstico por imagem , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação , Microtomografia por Raio-X , Adulto Jovem
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2625, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201299

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Enormous efforts have been made to target metabolic dependencies of cancer cells for developing new therapies. However, the therapeutic efficacy of glycolysis inhibitors is limited due to their inability to elicit cell death. Hexokinase 2 (HK2), via its mitochondrial localization, functions as a central nexus integrating glycolysis activation and apoptosis resilience. Here we identify that K63-linked ubiquitination by HectH9 regulates the mitochondrial localization and function of HK2. Through stable isotope tracer approach and functional metabolic analyses, we show that HectH9 deficiency impedes tumor glucose metabolism and growth by HK2 inhibition. The HectH9/HK2 pathway regulates cancer stem cell (CSC) expansion and CSC-associated chemoresistance. Histological analyses show that HectH9 expression is upregulated and correlated with disease progression in prostate cancer. This work uncovers that HectH9 is a novel regulator of HK2 and cancer metabolism. Targeting HectH9 represents an effective strategy to achieve long-term tumor remission by concomitantly disrupting glycolysis and inducing apoptosis.


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Hexoquinase/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/fisiologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Glicólise , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Próstata/patologia , RNA Interferente Pequeno , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitinação , Regulação para Cima , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2572, 2019 06 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31189917

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Activation of G-protein coupled receptors elevates cAMP levels promoting dissociation of protein kinase A (PKA) holoenzymes and release of catalytic subunits (PKAc). This results in PKAc-mediated phosphorylation of compartmentalized substrates that control central aspects of cell physiology. The mechanism of PKAc activation and signaling have been largely characterized. However, the modes of PKAc inactivation by regulated proteolysis were unknown. Here, we identify a regulatory mechanism that precisely tunes PKAc stability and downstream signaling. Following agonist stimulation, the recruitment of the chaperone-bound E3 ligase CHIP promotes ubiquitylation and proteolysis of PKAc, thus attenuating cAMP signaling. Genetic inactivation of CHIP or pharmacological inhibition of HSP70 enhances PKAc signaling and sustains hippocampal long-term potentiation. Interestingly, primary fibroblasts from autosomal recessive spinocerebellar ataxia 16 (SCAR16) patients carrying germline inactivating mutations of CHIP show a dramatic dysregulation of PKA signaling. This suggests the existence of a negative feedback mechanism for restricting hormonally controlled PKA activities.


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Subunidades Catalíticas da Proteína Quinase Dependente de AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , AMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Retroalimentação Fisiológica/fisiologia , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Ataxias Espinocerebelares/patologia , Animais , Retroalimentação Fisiológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fibroblastos , Células HEK293 , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/antagonistas & inibidores , Hipocampo/patologia , Holoenzimas/metabolismo , Humanos , Leupeptinas/farmacologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fosforilação , Cultura Primária de Células , Ligação Proteica/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Nucleosídeos de Purina/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Ataxias Espinocerebelares/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação/fisiologia
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(49): 7109-7112, 2019 Jun 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31157339

RESUMO

E3 ligases play a critical role in ubiquitin (Ub) conjugation cascades, and any aberration in their activity is associated with a number of diseases. Advancement in our knowledge of understanding the roles of HECT E3s requires biochemical tools such as activity-based probes (ABPs). In this study we developed a novel dehydroalanine (Dha)-based E2-Ub ABP using a strategy that is a combination of practical hydrazide-based native chemical ligation and sequential Dha formation. The probe could be used for labeling HECT E3s not only in vitro but also in endogenous cellular contexts. Our easy-to-implement method is expected to be useful for the preparation of Dha based Ub family E2 conjugate ABPs.


Assuntos
Alanina/análogos & derivados , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/antagonistas & inibidores , Alanina/síntese química , Alanina/química , Alanina/farmacologia , Inibidores Enzimáticos/síntese química , Inibidores Enzimáticos/química , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Estrutura Molecular , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2426, 2019 06 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31160578

RESUMO

DNA replication initiation is a two-step process. During the G1-phase of the cell cycle, the ORC complex, CDC6, CDT1, and MCM2-7 assemble at replication origins, forming pre-replicative complexes (pre-RCs). In S-phase, kinase activities allow fork establishment through (CDC45/MCM2-7/GINS) CMG-complex formation. However, only a subset of all potential origins becomes activated, through a poorly understood selection mechanism. Here we analyse the pre-RC proteomic interactome in human cells and find C13ORF7/RNF219 (hereafter called OBI1, for ORC-ubiquitin-ligase-1) associated with the ORC complex. OBI1 silencing result in defective origin firing, as shown by reduced CMG formation, without affecting pre-RC establishment. OBI1 catalyses the multi-mono-ubiquitylation of a subset of chromatin-bound ORC3 and ORC5 during S-phase. Importantly, expression of non-ubiquitylable ORC3/5 mutants impairs origin firing, demonstrating their relevance as OBI1 substrates for origin firing. Our results identify a ubiquitin signalling pathway involved in origin activation and provide a candidate protein for selecting the origins to be fired.


Assuntos
Replicação do DNA/fisiologia , Fase G1/fisiologia , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/metabolismo , Origem de Replicação/fisiologia , Fase S/fisiologia , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Humanos , Complexo de Reconhecimento de Origem/genética , Proteômica , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitinação
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Photochem Photobiol Sci ; 18(7): 1685-1699, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31166333

RESUMO

The UVR8 photoreceptor in Arabidopsis thaliana is specific for ultraviolet-B (UV-B; 280-315 nm) radiation and its activation leads to a number of UV-B acclimation responses, including the accumulation of flavonoids. UVR8 participates in a signaling cascade involving COP1 and HY5 so that the absence of any of these components results in a reduction in the ability of a plant to accumulate flavonoids in response to UV; Cop1 mutants show high dropouts and hy5-ks50 hyh double mutants show very low levels of flavonoids. The predominant phenolics in Arabidopsis thaliana are sinapic acid derivatives as well as non-aclyated quercetin and kaempferol di- and triglycosides containing glucose and rhamnose as glycosylated sugar moieties. How this flavonoid profile in Arabidopsis thaliana is affected by UV radiation, how rapidly these changes occur in changing UV conditions, and which components of the UV-B signalling pathway are involved in rapid UV acclimatization reactions is poorly understood. In the present study, we examined these questions by characterizing the flavonoid profiles of Arabidopsis thaliana signalling mutants and wild types grown under different UV levels of constant UV-B+PAR ratios and then transferring a subset of plants to alternate UV conditions. Results indicate that flavonoid accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana is triggered by UV and this response is amplified by higher levels of UV but not by all compounds to the same extent. The catechol structure in quercetin seems to be less important than the glycosylation pattern, e.g. having 2 rhamnose moieties in determining responsivity. At low UV+PAR intensities the introduction of UV leads to an initial tendency of increase of flavonoids in the wild types that was detected after 3 days. It took 7 days for these changes to be detected in plants grown under high UV+PAR intensities suggesting a priming of PAR. Thus, the flavonoid profile in Arabidopsis thaliana is altered over time following exposure to UV and PAR, but the functional significance of these changes is currently unclear.


Assuntos
Arabidopsis/efeitos da radiação , Flavonoides/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta , Arabidopsis/química , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Flavonoides/análise , Mutagênese , Folhas de Planta/química , Folhas de Planta/metabolismo , Folhas de Planta/efeitos da radiação , Espectrometria de Massas por Ionização por Electrospray , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Photochem Photobiol Sci ; 18(7): 1675-1684, 2019 Jul 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31218318

RESUMO

UV-B exposure of plants regulates expression of numerous genes concerned with various responses. Sudden exposure of non-acclimated plants to high fluence rate, short wavelength UV-B induces expression via stress-related signaling pathways that are not specific to the UV-B stimulus, whereas low fluence rates of UV-B can regulate expression via the UV-B photoreceptor UV RESISTANCE LOCUS 8 (UVR8). However, there is little information about whether non-stressful, low fluence rate UV-B treatments can activate gene expression independently of UVR8. Here, transcriptomic analysis of wild-type and uvr8 mutant Arabidopsis exposed to low fluence rate UV-B showed that numerous genes were regulated independently of UVR8. Moreover, nearly all of these genes were distinct to those induced by stress treatments. A small number of genes were expressed at all UV-B fluence rates employed and may be concerned with activation of eustress responses that facilitate acclimation to changing conditions. Expression of the gene encoding the transcription factor ARABIDOPSIS NAC DOMAIN CONTAINING PROTEIN 13 (ANAC13) was studied to characterise a low fluence rate, UVR8-independent response. ANAC13 is induced by as little as 0.1 µmol m-2 s-1 UV-B and its regulation is independent of components of the canonical UVR8 signaling pathway COP1 and HY5/HYH. Furthermore, UV-B induced expression of ANAC13 is independent of the photoreceptors CRY1, CRY2, PHOT1 and PHOT2 and phytochromes A, B, D and E. ANAC13 expression is induced over a range of UV-B wavelengths at low doses, with maximum response at 310 nm. This study provides a basis for further investigation of UVR8 and stress independent, low fluence rate UV-B signaling pathway(s).


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Proteínas de Transporte/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Criptocromos/genética , Criptocromos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos da radiação , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/genética , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo
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Plant Sci ; 285: 34-43, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31203892

RESUMO

Seed germination is a critical stage during the initiation of the plant lifecycle and is strongly affected by endogenous phytohormones and environmental stress. High temperature (HT) upregulates endogenous abscisic acid (ABA) to suppress seed germination, and ABA-INSENSITIVE 5 (ABI5) is the key positive regulator in the ABA signal-mediated modulation of seed germination. In plants, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a small gas messenger that participates in multiple physiological processes, but its role in seed germination thermotolerance has not been thoroughly elucidated to date. In this study, we found that H2S enhanced the seed germination rate under HT. Moreover, HT accelerates the efflux of the E3 ligase CONSTITUTIVE PHOTOMORPHOGENESIS 1 (COP1) from the nucleus to the cytoplasm, which results in increased nuclear accumulation of ELONG HYPCOTYL 5 (HY5) to activate the expression of ABI5 and thereby suppress seed germination. However, the H2S signal reversed the HT effect, as characterized by increased COP1 in the nucleus, which resulted in increased degradation of HY5 and reduced expression of ABI5 and thereby enhanced the seed germination thermotolerance. Thus, our findings reveal a novel role for the H2S signal in the modulation of seed germination thermotolerance through the nucleocytoplasmic partitioning of COP1 and the downstream HY5 and ABI5 pathways.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina Básica/metabolismo , Germinação/fisiologia , Sulfeto de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Sementes/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Ácido Abscísico/metabolismo , Ácido Abscísico/fisiologia , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina Básica/fisiologia , Núcleo Celular/enzimologia , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Giberelinas/metabolismo , Giberelinas/fisiologia , Temperatura Alta , Proteínas Nucleares/fisiologia , Reguladores de Crescimento de Planta/fisiologia , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Sementes/fisiologia , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Termotolerância , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/fisiologia
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