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The effects of the human pro-apoptotic proteins Bax and BelxS in saccharomyces cerevisiae

John Kwok Yin Chan

The effects of the human pro-apoptotic proteins Bax and BelxS in saccharomyces cerevisiae

by John Kwok Yin Chan

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Published by Laurentian University, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in Sudbury, Ont .
Written in English


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StatementJohn K. Chan.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 157, A1 l. :
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20719639M
ISBN 100612464709
OCLC/WorldCa48893033

Pro-apoptotic members (e.g. Bax, Bak, BH3-only proteins) promote cytochrome c release from mitochondria, leading to the activation of proteases termed caspases, which mediate cell demise. Conversely, anti-apoptotic members such as Bcl-2 or Bcl-xL decrease susceptibility to cell death by neutralizing Bax and Bak or BH3-only proteins. Protein expression of Bax and CASP3 was significantly increased in NEC group, (p human newborns suggest that alteration of the balance between pro-apoptotic Bax expression and anti-apoptotic Bcl-2A1 expression in the site of injury is a possible mechanism in the pathogenesis of NEC.

In the mouse embryo, significant numbers of primordial germ cells (PGCs) fail to migrate correctly to the genital ridges early in organogenesis. These usually die in ectopic locations. In humans, 50% of pediatric germ line tumors arise outside the gonads, and these are thought to arise from PGCs that fail to die in ectopic locations. We show that the pro-apoptotic gene Bax, . The pro-apoptotic members of this family (Bax and Bak) are critical for mitochondrial membrane permeabilization, since deletion of both proteins impairs this event (Wei et al., ). Multicellular organisms have developed different regulatory complex mechanisms that coordinate cell death and cell proliferation and guarantee tissue homeostasis.

Controlled by Bcl-2 protein family at the mitochondria Causes changes in the permeability of the mitochondrial membrane that results in the release of pro-apoptotic proteins It is the balance between pro- and anti-apoptotic molecules determines whether a . The Bcl-2 homology 3 (BH3) domain is present in most members of the Bcl-2 protein family and is required to confer the death-inducing properties of pro-apoptotic members, including Bax, Bak, Bad, and Bik, in cell-based assay systems. To determine whether the BH3 domain possesses a similar role in tumor tissues in vivo, we overexpressed the wild-type Bik protein .


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The effects of the human pro-apoptotic proteins Bax and BelxS in saccharomyces cerevisiae by John Kwok Yin Chan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pro-apoptotic proteins, such as the Bcl-2 homology domain 3 (BH3)-only proteins interfere with cell survival by directly binding to and inactivating members of the prosurvival Bcl2-family [57]. Hence, the ratio of proapoptotic BH3-only proteins (such as BAX, BAD, BIM) to members of the Bcl2-family (Bcl2, Mcl-1) is a critical determinant of cell.

Identification of human ribosomal protein L9 as a novel Bax suppressor. Bh represents a nt human cDNA that was previously isolated in our functional screen looking for sequences that could prevent Bax-mediated cell death in yeast (Yang et al., ).

We first set out to confirm that Bh could prevent the lethal effects of Bax in by: Identification of human ferritin, heavy polypeptide 1 (FTH1) and yeast RGI1 (YERW) as pro-survival sequences that counteract the effects of Bax and copper in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

The BAD protein is a pro-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family whose ability to heterodimerize with survival proteins such as Bcl-X(L) and to promote cell death is inhibited by phosphorylation.

Monoclonal antibodies were generated against the human BAD. Khaled and colleagues have shown that Bax translocates to the mitochondrial membrane after 6 hours of growth-factor starvation, although apoptotic cell death does not occur until 24 authors suggest that this delay reflects the levels of Bcl-2 protein (but not mRNA, which is short lived), which remain elevated until this by: If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username.

An amount of human pro-apoptotic Bax as low as % of total protein was sufficient to cause cell death inEscherichia coli. The bacterial cell death was examined using a viable bacteria-specific fluorescence indicator system and loss of colony formation ability.

Expression of the pro-apoptotic Bax protein causes growth arrest and cell death in S. cerevisiae [98,,], S. pombe [,], C. albicans [] and Pichia pastoris []. Several. Bax∆2 is a pro-apoptotic protein originally discovered in colon cancer patients with high microsatellite instability.

Unlike most pro-apoptotic Bax family members, Bax∆2 mediates cell death through a non-mitochondrial caspase 8-dependent pathway.

In the scope of analyzing the distribution of Bax∆2 expression in human tissues, we examined a panel of human. Bcl-2 family proteins are well-known as key cell death regulators. The family comprises pro-survival (e.g., Bcl-2, Bcl-X L, and Bcl-w), multidomain pro-apoptotic (e.g., Bax and Bak), and BH3-only (e.g., Bid and Bim) groups.

Multidomain pro-apoptotic members are trapped by pro-survival members through their direct interactions in healthy cells. amounts of pro-apoptotic versus pro-survival members of the Bcl-2 family are critical determinants of the intrinsic cell death pathway [23].

The pro-apoptotic Bax protein is regulated by phosphory-lation in an Akt-dependent manner, and this phosphorylation event inhibits the effects of Bax on mitochondria by maintaining it in the cytoplasm [24]. Structure. The BAX gene was the first identified pro-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 protein family.

Bcl-2 family members share one or more of the four characteristic domains of homology entitled the Bcl-2 homology (BH) domains (named BH1, BH2, BH3 and BH4), and can form hetero- or homodimers.

These domains are composed of nine α-helices, with a hydrophobic α. The exploitation of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a biological model for the investigation of complex molecular processes conserved in multicellular organisms, such as humans, has allowed fundamental biological discoveries.

When comparing yeast and human proteins, it is clear that both amino acid sequences and protein functions are often very well. The finding that Saccharomyces cerevisiae can also undergo apoptosis has opened doors to investigate programmed cell death in a clear-cut model organism that unifies both technical advantages and a eukaryotic “cell room.” So far, cell death in yeast has been described under multiple conditions, including exposure to different drugs, failure.

Here, we hypothesized that Bax, a pro-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family, plays a key role in Dexa-induced chondrocyte apoptosis and bone growth impairment.

Indeed, experiments in the human HCS-2/8 chondrocytic cell line demonstrated that silencing of Bax expression using small-interfering (si) RNA efficiently blocked Dexa-induced apoptosis. Protein target information for Apoptosis regulator BAX (human).

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In this study, yeast cells that did not contain any CPR activity (i.e., because the yeasts’ CPR gene was completely deleted) were used to show that (a) human CYPs produced within CPR-null (yRD-) yeast cells were inactive and (b) low levels of the pro-apoptotic human Bax protein could activate inactive human CYPs within this yeast cells.

@article{osti_, title = {Identification of human ferritin, heavy polypeptide 1 (FTH1) and yeast RGI1 (YERW) as pro-survival sequences that counteract the effects of Bax and copper in Saccharomyces cerevisiae}, author = {Eid, Rawan and Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and Boucher, Eric and Gharib, Nada and.

Aged mother cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae show markers of oxidative stress and apoptosis. Mol. Microbiol. 39, Crossref, Medline, Google Scholar; 17 Levine A., Belenghi B., Damari-Weisler H., Granot D. Vesicle-associated membrane protein of Arabidopsis Suppresses Bax-induced Apoptosis in Yeast downstream of oxidative.

First, we tested the effects of HN in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), where ectopic expression of Bax induces cell death through a mechanism similar to mammalian cells (reviewed in.

The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the BCL2 protein family. BCL2 family members form hetero- or homodimers and act as anti- or pro-apoptotic regulators that are involved in a wide variety of cellular activities.

This protein forms a heterodimer with BCL2, and functions as an apoptotic activator.Here we identify the BAP1 and BAP2 genes of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) as general inhibitors of programmed cell death (PCD) across the kingdoms.

These two homologous genes encode small proteins containing a calcium-dependent phospholipid-binding C2 domain. BAP1 and its functional partner BON1 have been shown to negatively regulate defense responses .Bax and Bak are pro-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins 6,7, each consisting of 9 α-helices.

Some early structural changes accompanying Bax activation have been identified 8, 9.