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  • 1
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 01 January 2015, Vol.10(6), p.e0131506
    Description: Although inactivating frameshift mutations in the Transforming growth factor beta receptor type 2 (TGFBR2) gene are considered as drivers of microsatellite unstable (MSI) colorectal tumorigenesis, consequential alterations of the downstream target proteome are not resolved completely. Applying a click-it chemistry protein labeling approach combined with mass spectrometry in a MSI colorectal cancer model cell line, we identified 21 de novo synthesized proteins differentially expressed upon reconstituted TGFBR2 expression. One candidate gene, the TGF-ß family member Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), exhibited TGFBR2-dependent transcriptional upregulation causing increased intracellular and extracellular protein levels. As a new TGFBR2 target gene it may provide a link between the TGF-ß branch and the BMP/GDF branch of SMAD-mediated signaling.
    Keywords: Sciences (General)
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 2
    In: Nature, 2011, Vol.471(7340), p.591
    Description: Members of the tumour necrosis factor (TNF) receptor superfamily have important functions in immunity and inflammation. Recently linear ubiquitin chains assembled by a complex containing HOIL-1 and HOIP (also known as RBCK1 and RNF31, respectively) were implicated in TNF signalling, yet their relevance in vivo remained uncertain. Here we identify SHARPIN as a third component of the linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex, recruited to the CD40 and TNF receptor signalling complexes together with its other constituents, HOIL-1 and HOIP. Mass spectrometry of TNF signalling complexes revealed RIP1 (also known as RIPK1) and NEMO (also known as IKKγ or IKBKG) to be linearly ubiquitinated. Mutation of the Sharpin gene (Sharpin^sup cpdm/cpdm^) causes chronic proliferative dermatitis (cpdm) characterized by inflammatory skin lesions and defective lymphoid organogenesis. Gene induction by TNF, CD40 ligand and interleukin-1β was attenuated in cpdm-derived cells which were rendered sensitive to TNF-induced death. Importantly, Tnf gene deficiency prevented skin lesions in cpdm mice. We conclude that by enabling linear ubiquitination in the TNF receptor signalling complex, SHARPIN interferes with TNF-induced cell death and, thereby, prevents inflammation. Our results provide evidence for the relevance of linear ubiquitination in vivo in preventing inflammation and regulating immune signalling. [PUBLICATION ]
    Keywords: Animals–Metabolism ; Cd40 Ligand–Chemistry ; Carrier Proteins–Metabolism ; Carrier Proteins–Metabolism ; Cell Line–Immunology ; Humans–Metabolism ; I-Kappa B Kinase–Pathology ; Immunity–Prevention & Control ; Inflammation–Metabolism ; Inflammation–Chemistry ; Inflammation–Metabolism ; Interleukin-1beta–Metabolism ; Mice–Chemistry ; Multiprotein Complexes–Genetics ; Multiprotein Complexes–Metabolism ; Nf-Kappa B–Metabolism ; Nerve Tissue Proteins–Deficiency ; Nerve Tissue Proteins–Genetics ; Nerve Tissue Proteins–Metabolism ; Phenotype–Cytology ; Receptor-Interacting Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases–Immunology ; Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor–Metabolism ; Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor–Pathology ; Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor–Deficiency ; Signal Transduction–Genetics ; Skin–Chemistry ; Skin–Metabolism ; Skin–Chemistry ; Skin–Metabolism ; Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha–Chemistry ; Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha–Metabolism ; Ubiquitin–Metabolism ; Ubiquitin–Metabolism ; Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase Complexes–Metabolism ; Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase Complexes–Metabolism ; Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases–Metabolism ; Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases–Metabolism ; Ubiquitination–Metabolism ; Mutation ; Apoptosis ; Proteins ; Recruitment ; Disease ; Carrier Proteins ; Ikbkg Protein, Human ; Interleukin-1beta ; Multiprotein Complexes ; Nf-Kappa B ; Nerve Tissue Proteins ; Rnf31 Protein, Human ; Receptors, Tumor Necrosis Factor ; Tumor Necrosis Factor-Alpha ; Ubiquitin ; Sharpin ; Cd40 Ligand ; Ripk1 Protein, Human ; Receptor-Interacting Protein Serine-Threonine Kinases ; I-Kappa B Kinase ; Hoil-1 Protein, Human ; Ubiquitin-Protein Ligase Complexes ; Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases;
    ISSN: 0028-0836
    E-ISSN: 1476-4687
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  • 3
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 2011, Vol.6(7), p.e22146
    Description: MicroRNAs are 22 nucleotides long non-coding RNAs and exert their function either by transcriptional or translational inhibition. Although many microRNA profiles in different tissues and disease states have already been discovered, only little is known about their target proteins. The microRNA miR-155 is deregulated in many diseases, including cancer, where it might function as an oncoMir. ; We employed a proteomics technique called “stable isotope labelling by amino acids in cell culture” (SILAC) allowing relative quantification to reliably identify target proteins of miR-155. Using SILAC, we identified 46 putative miR-155 target proteins, some of which were previously reported. With luciferase reporter assays, CKAP5 was confirmed as a new target of miR-155. Functional annotation of miR-155 target proteins pointed to a role in cell cycle regulation. ; To the best of our knowledge we have investigated for the first time miR-155 target proteins in the HEK293T cell line in large scale. In addition, by comparing our results to previously identified miR-155 target proteins in other cell lines, we provided further evidence for the cell line specificity of microRNAs.
    Keywords: Research Article ; Biology ; Biochemistry
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 4
    Language: English
    In: The Journal of biological chemistry, 23 March 2012, Vol.287(13), pp.9672-81
    Description: Stinging cells or nematocytes of jellyfish and other cnidarians represent one of the most poisonous and sophisticated cellular inventions in animal evolution. This ancient cell type is unique in containing a giant secretory vesicle derived from the Golgi apparatus. The organelle structure within the vesicle comprises an elastically stretched capsule (nematocyst) to which a long tubule is attached. During exocytosis, the barbed part of the tubule is accelerated with 〉5 million g in 〈700 ns, enabling a harpoon-like discharge (Nüchter, T., Benoit, M., Engel, U., Ozbek, S., and Holstein, T. W. (2006) Curr. Biol. 16, R316-R318). Hitherto, the molecular components responsible for the organelle's biomechanical properties were largely unknown. Here, we describe the proteome of nematocysts from the freshwater polyp Hydra magnipapillata. Our analysis revealed an unexpectedly complex secretome of 410 proteins with venomous and lytic but also adhesive or fibrous properties. In particular, the insoluble fraction of the nematocyst represents a functional extracellular matrix structure of collagenous and elastic nature. This finding suggests an evolutionary scenario in which exocytic vesicles harboring a venomous secretome assembled a sophisticated predatory structure from extracellular matrix motif proteins.
    Keywords: Evolution, Molecular ; Exocytosis -- Physiology ; Hydra -- Metabolism ; Nematocyst -- Metabolism ; Proteome -- Metabolism ; Secretory Vesicles -- Metabolism
    E-ISSN: 1083-351X
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  • 5
    Language: English
    In: Analytical Biochemistry, 2011, Vol.412(1), pp.123-125
    Description: Quantitative proteomics has increasingly gained impact in life science research as a tool to describe changes in protein expression between different cellular states. Stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) is a powerful technique for relative quantification of proteins. However, the accuracy of quantification is impaired by the metabolic conversion of arginine to proline resulting in additional heavy labeled proline peptide satellites. Here we reinvestigated the addition of unlabeled proline during cell cultivation under SILAC conditions considering several thousand peptides and demonstrated that the arginine-to-proline conversion is prevented independent of the cell line used.
    Keywords: Chemistry ; Anatomy & Physiology
    ISSN: 0003-2697
    E-ISSN: 1096-0309
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  • 6
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 01 January 2013, Vol.8(12), p.e82755
    Description: Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is defined by characteristic lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate, ductal strictures and a pancreatic enlargement or mass that can mimic pancreatic cancer (PaCa). The distinction between this benign disease and pancreatic cancer can be challenging. However, an accurate diagnosis may pre-empt the misdiagnosis of cancer, allowing the appropriate medical treatment of AIP and, consequently, decreasing the number of unnecessary pancreatic resections. Mass spectrometry (MS) and two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) have been applied to analyse serum protein alterations associated with AIP and PaCa, and to identify protein signatures indicative of the diseases. Patients' sera were immunodepleted from the 20 most prominent serum proteins prior to further 2D-DIGE and image analysis. The identity of the most-discriminatory proteins detected, was performed by MS and ELISAs were applied to confirm their expression. Serum profiling data analysis with 2D-DIGE revealed 39 protein peaks able to discriminate between AIP and PaCa. Proteins were purified and further analysed by MALDI-TOF-MS. Peptide mass fingerprinting led to identification of eleven proteins. Among them apolipoprotein A-I, apolipoprotein A-II, transthyretin, and tetranectin were identified and found as 3.0-, 3.5-, 2-, and 1.6-fold decreased in PaCa sera, respectively, whereas haptoglobin and apolipoprotein E were found to be 3.8- and 1.6-fold elevated in PaCa sera. With the exception of haptoglobin the ELISA results of the identified proteins confirmed the 2D-DIGE image analysis characteristics. Integration of the identified serum proteins as AIP markers may have considerable potential to provide additional information for the diagnosis of AIP to choose the appropriate treatment.
    Keywords: Sciences (General)
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 7
    Language: English
    In: 2012, Vol.7(9), p.e45682
    Description: Tardigrades have fascinated researchers for more than 300 years because of their extraordinary capability to undergo cryptobiosis and survive extreme environmental conditions. However, the survival mechanisms of tardigrades are still poorly understood mainly due to the absence of detailed knowledge about the proteome and genome of these organisms. Our study was intended to provide a basis for the functional characterization of expressed proteins in different states of tardigrades. High-throughput, high-accuracy proteomics in combination with a newly developed tardigrade specific protein database resulted in the identification of more than 3000 proteins in three different states: early embryonic state and adult animals in active and anhydrobiotic state. This comprehensive proteome resource includes protein families such as chaperones, antioxidants, ribosomal proteins, cytoskeletal proteins, transporters, protein channels, nutrient reservoirs, and developmental proteins. A comparative analysis of protein families in the different states was performed by calculating the exponentially modified protein abundance index which classifies proteins in major and minor components. This is the first step to analyzing the proteins involved in early embryonic development, and furthermore proteins which might play an important role in the transition into the anhydrobiotic state.
    Keywords: Research Article ; Biology ; Biochemistry
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 8
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 2010, Vol.5(3), p.e9502
    Description: Tardigrades are small, multicellular invertebrates which are able to survive times of unfavourable environmental conditions using their well-known capability to undergo cryptobiosis at any stage of their life cycle. Milnesium tardigradum has become a powerful model system for the analysis of cryptobiosis. While some genetic information is already available for Milnesium tardigradum the proteome is still to be discovered. ; Here we present to the best of our knowledge the first comprehensive study of on the protein level. To establish a proteome reference map we developed optimized protocols for protein extraction from tardigrades in the active state and for separation of proteins by high resolution two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Since only limited sequence information of on the genome and gene expression level is available to date in public databases we initiated in parallel a tardigrade EST sequencing project to allow for protein identification by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry. 271 out of 606 analyzed protein spots could be identified by searching against the publicly available NCBInr database as well as our newly established tardigrade protein database corresponding to 144 unique proteins. Another 150 spots could be identified in the tardigrade clustered EST database corresponding to 36 unique contigs and ESTs. Proteins with annotated function were further categorized in more detail by their molecular function, biological process and cellular component. For the proteins of unknown function more information could be obtained by performing a protein domain annotation analysis. Our results include proteins like protein member of different heat shock protein families and LEA group 3, which might play important roles in surviving extreme conditions. ; The proteome reference map of provides the basis for further studies in order to identify and characterize the biochemical mechanisms of tolerance to extreme desiccation. The optimized proteomics workflow will enable application of sensitive quantification techniques to detect differences in protein expression, which are characteristic of the active and anhydrobiotic states of tardigrades.
    Keywords: Research Article ; Biochemistry -- Protein Chemistry ; Biotechnology -- Protein Chemistry And Proteomics ; Chemical Biology -- Protein Chemistry And Proteomics
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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  • 9
    In: Protein Science, October 2015, Vol.24(10), pp.1686-1694
    Description: Protein‐linked glycans play key roles in cell differentiation, cell–cell interactions, cell growth, adhesion and immune response. Aberrant glycosylation is a characteristic feature of tumor cells and is involved in tumor growth, escape from apoptosis, metastasis formation, and resistance to therapy. It can serve as cancer biomarker and treatment target. To enable comprehensive screening for the impact of tumor driving mutations in colorectal cancer cells we present a method for specific analysis of tumor driver‐induced glycome changes. The strategy is based on a combination of three technologies, that is recombinase‐mediated cassette exchange (RMCE), Click‐It chemistry and mass spectrometry. The new method is exemplified by the analysis of the impact of inactivating mutations of the TGF‐ß‐receptor type II (TGFBR2) on sialic acid incorporation into protein‐linked glycans of the colon cancer cell line HCT116. Overall, 70 proteins were found to show sialic acid incorporation exclusively upon TGFBR2 expression whereas 7 proteins lost sialylation upon TGFBR2 reconstitution. Validation of detected candidate glycoproteins is demonstrated with the cell surface glycoprotein nectin‐3 known to be involved in metastasis, invasion and prognosis of various cancers. Altogether, our new approach can help to systematically puzzle out the influence of tumor‐specific mutations in a major signaling pathway, as exemplified by the TGFBR2 tumor suppressor, on the tumor glycome. It facilitates the identification of glycan‐based tumor markers that could be used for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. In principle the outlined strategy can be adapted to any cancer cell line, tumor driver mutation and several glycan‐building blocks.
    Keywords: Colorectal Cancer ; Microsatellite Instability ; Sialylation ; Tgfbr2 ; Nectin‐3
    ISSN: 0961-8368
    E-ISSN: 1469-896X
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  • 10
    Language: English
    In: PLoS ONE, 01 January 2014, Vol.9(3), p.e90461
    Description: In pancreatic cancer, there is a clear unmet need to identify new serum markers for either early diagnosis, therapeutic stratification or patient monitoring. Proteomic analysis of tumor cell secretomes is a promising approach to indicate proteins released from tumor cells in vitro. Ectodomain shedding of transmembrane proteins has previously been shown to contribute significant fractions the tumor cell secretomes and to generate valuable serum biomarkers. Here we introduce a soluble form of the giant cadherin Fat1 as a novel biomarker candidate. Fat1 expression and proteolytic processing was analyzed by mass spectrometry and Western blotting using pancreatic cancer cell lines as compared to human pancreatic ductal epithelial cells. RNA expression in cancer tissues was assessed by in silico analysis of publically available microarray data. Involvement of ADAM10 (A Disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain-containing protein 10) in Fat1 ectodomain shedding was analyzed by chemical inhibition and knockdown experiments. A sandwich ELISA was developed to determine levels of soluble Fat1 in serum samples. In the present report we describe the release of high levels of the ectodomain of Fat1 cadherin into the secretomes of human pancreatic cancer cells in vitro, a process that is mediated by ADAM10. We confirm the full-length and processed heterodimeric form of Fat1 expressed on the plasma membrane and also show the p60 C-terminal transmembrane remnant fragment corresponding to the shed ectodomain. Fat1 and its sheddase ADAM10 are overexpressed in pancreatic adenocarcinomas and ectodomain shedding is also recapitulated in vivo leading to increased Fat1 serum levels in some pancreatic cancer patients. We suggest that soluble Fat1 may find an application as a marker for patient monitoring complementing carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9). In addition, detailed analysis of the diverse processed protein isoforms of the candidate tumor suppressor Fat1 can also contribute to our understanding of cell biology and tumor behavior.
    Keywords: Sciences (General)
    E-ISSN: 1932-6203
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