Drug resistance is a multifactorial process involving a variety of mechanisms and genes. Taxane drug class like Docetaxel is not effective for all types’ breast cancers and presents a huge clinical challenge. To improve cancer treatment outcome, it is important to distinguish which proteins can kill the cancer cells and whether the expression level...
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
In spite of numerous studies, many details of SARS-Cov-2 interaction with human cells are still poorly understood. The 674–685 fragment of SARS-Cov-2 spike protein is homologous to the fragment of α-cobratoxin underlying its interaction with α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). The interaction of 674–685 peptide with α7 nAChR has been pre...
• Respiratory cytochrome c interacts with ANP32B under DNA damage in the nucleus. • Cytochrome c binding to ANP32B LCAR restores ANP32B-mediated PP2A inhibition. • Cytochrome c emerges as a DNA Damage Response regulator.
Metabolic reprogramming of tumour cells sustains cancer progression. Similar to other cancer cells, glioblastoma cells exhibit an increased glycolytic flow, which encourages the use of antiglycolytics as an effective complementary therapy. We used the antiglycolytic 3-bromopyruvate (3BP) as a metabolic modifier to treat U118 glioblastoma cells and ...
BackgroundDNA and RNA of all cellular life forms and many viruses contain an expansive repertoire of modified bases. The modified bases play diverse biological roles that include both regulation of transcription and translation, and protection against restriction endonucleases and antibiotics. Modified bases are often recognized by dedicated protei...
International journal of biological macromolecules
Known crystal structures of 10 cytochromes (cyts) c from different sources led to the conclusion that natural mutations in these proteins does not affect their 3D structure, hence evolution preserved structure for function. A sequence alignment of horse cyt c with all other 284 cyts c led to two important conclusions: (i) Leu at position 94 is cons...
Biochimica et biophysica acta. Bioenergetics
Cytochrome a was suggested as the key redox center in the proton pumping process of bovine cytochrome c oxidase (CcO). Recent studies showed that both the structure of heme a and its immediate vicinity are sensitive to the ligation and the redox state of the distant catalytic center composed of iron of cytochrome a3 (Fea3) and copper (CuB). Here, t...
Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
Cytochrome c (cytc) is a heme protein of 12 kDa that transfers electrons in the mitochondrial respiratory chain. Increased cytc peroxidase activity leads to cardiolipin (CL) oxidation, a hallmark of early apoptosis stage. Here, we aimed to investigate the interaction between cytc with cardiolipin hydroperoxide (CLOOH) in a mimetic mitochondrial mem...
Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP
Silibinin, a natural polyphenolic flavonoid present in seed extracts of milk thistle (Silybum marianum). It has been shown to interact with various cancer-related cell signalling pathways in preclinical models, demonstrating promising anticancer effects in vitro and in vivo. The cytotoxic effect of silibinin was evaluated in human oral squamous car...
Journal of inorganic biochemistry
Proteins containing heme groups perform a variety of important functions in living organisms. The heme groups are involved in catalyzing oxidation/reduction reactions, in electron transfer, and in binding small molecules, like oxygen or nitric oxide. Flavonoids, low molecular weight plant polyphenols, are ubiquitous components of human diet. They a...