3,051 results found
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    ENaC-mediated sodium influx exacerbates NLRP3-dependent inflammation in cystic fibrosis

    Thomas Scambler et al.
    Dysfunction and overexpression of ENaC-mediated sodium influx exacerbates activation of NLRP3-inflammasome mediated inflammation in cells with CF-associated mutations and is modulated by inhibition of these amiloride-sensitive sodium (Na+) channels.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Methylation of RNA polymerase II non-consensus Lysine residues marks early transcription in mammalian cells

    João D Dias et al.
    Lysine mono- and di-methylation are two novel post-translational modifications of RNA polymerase II, which are enriched at promoters of active genes, precede lysine acetylation and mark early stages of transcription.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cancer Biology

    Cysteine dioxygenase 1 is a metabolic liability for non-small cell lung cancer

    Yun Pyo Kang et al.
    By increasing intracellular cysteine levels, NRF2 engages a tumor suppressive metabolic pathway mediated by cysteine dioxygenase 1.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Environmental cystine drives glutamine anaplerosis and sensitizes cancer cells to glutaminase inhibition

    Alexander Muir et al.
    Cell culture models widely used in cancer research do not reflect metabolism in tumors; by altering culture systems to better model tumor metabolism we find that environmental cystine promotes tumor glutamine metabolism.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Different CFTR modulator combinations downregulate inflammation differently in cystic fibrosis

    Heledd H Jarosz-Griffiths et al.
    CFTR modulators have potent innate anti-inflammatory properties that can be measured in clinic, both ex vivo and in vitro, which can be used to predict treatment efficacy.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor stimulates CFTR channels at picomolar concentrations

    László Csanády, Beáta Töröcsik
    Aqueous solubility of cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor is ~200-fold lower, whereas the potency of its stimulatory effect on the CFTR channel is >100-fold higher, than reported, and is fully reversible.
    1. Cell Biology

    Pharmacological inhibition of cystine–glutamate exchange induces endoplasmic reticulum stress and ferroptosis

    Scott J Dixon et al.
    Erastin and sorafenib inhibit system xc- and induce ER stress, suggesting these may be useful tools for probing the functions of system xc- and its role in inducing ER stress and ferroptosis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Towards novel herbicide modes of action by inhibiting lysine biosynthesis in plants

    Tatiana P Soares da Costa et al.
    Proof-of-principle for a new herbicide mode of action through the identification of novel inhibitors of lysine biosynthesis with in planta efficacy.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    SIRT2 and lysine fatty acylation regulate the transforming activity of K-Ras4a

    Hui Jing et al.
    A new post-translational regulatory mechanism of K-Ras is identified, which expands the function of reversible protein lysine fatty acylation and offers new possibility to target the K-Ras oncoprotein.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure and function of the Smoothened extracellular domain in vertebrate Hedgehog signaling

    Sigrid Nachtergaele et al.
    A cysteine-rich domain within the Smoothened receptor may represent a novel therapeutic target for cancers caused by abnormal functioning of the Hedgehog signaling pathway.

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