Journal of Biological Chemistry Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: American Society of Biological Chemists; Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Journal description

Complete content of the Journal of Biological Chemistry as of April 1995.

Current impact factor: 4.60

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 4.6
2012 Impact Factor 4.651
2011 Impact Factor 4.773
2010 Impact Factor 5.328
2009 Impact Factor 5.328
2008 Impact Factor 5.52
2007 Impact Factor 5.581
2006 Impact Factor 5.808
2005 Impact Factor 5.854
2004 Impact Factor 6.355
2003 Impact Factor 6.482
2002 Impact Factor 6.696
2001 Impact Factor 7.258
2000 Impact Factor 7.368
1999 Impact Factor 7.666
1998 Impact Factor 7.199
1997 Impact Factor 6.963
1996 Impact Factor 7.452
1995 Impact Factor 7.385
1994 Impact Factor 7.716
1993 Impact Factor 6.793
1992 Impact Factor 6.733

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 5.02
Cited half-life 10.00
Immediacy index 0.94
Eigenfactor 0.68
Article influence 1.95
Website Journal of Biological Chemistry website
Other titles The Journal of biological chemistry, JBC
ISSN 0021-9258
OCLC 1782222
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Pre-print
    • Author cannot archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
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  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • Authors accepted peer-reviewed manuscript may be posted on an institutional repository
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged with set phrase: "This research was originally published in Journal Name. Author(s). Title. Journal Name. Year. Vol:pp-pp. © the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology"
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    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) play an important role in synaptic transmission and inflammation. In response to ligands, this receptor channel opens to conduct cations into the cell but desensitizes rapidly. In recent studies we show that α7 nAChRs bind intracellular signaling proteins such as heterotrimeric GTP binding proteins (G proteins). Here, we demonstrate that direct coupling of α7 nAChRs to G proteins enables a downstream calcium signaling response that can persist beyond the expected time course of channel activation. This process depends on a G protein-binding cluster (GPBC) within the M3-M4 loop of the receptor. A mutation of the GPBC in the α7 nAChR (α7345-348A) abolishes interaction with Gαq as well as Gβγ while having no effect on the synthesis, cell-surface trafficking, or α-bungarotoxin binding of the receptor. Expression of α7345-348A, however, did significantly attenuate the α7 nAChR induced Gαq calcium signaling response as evidenced by a decrease in PLC-β activation and IP3R mediated calcium store release in the presence of the α7 selective agonist choline. Taken together, the data provides new evidence for the existence of a GPBC in nAChRs serving to promote intracellular signaling. Copyright © 2015, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 06/2015; DOI:10.1074/jbc.M115.647040
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    ABSTRACT: In mammalian cells, signal peptide-dependent protein transport into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is mediated by a dynamic polypeptide-conducting channel, the hetero-trimeric Sec61 complex. Previous work has characterized Sec61 complex as a potential ER Ca2+ leak channel in HeLa cells and identified ER lumenal molecular chaperone immunoglobulin heavy-chain-binding protein (BiP) as limiting Ca2+ leakage via the open Sec61 channel by facilitating channel closing. This BiP activity involves binding of BiP to the ER lumenal loop 7 of Sec61α in the vicinity of tyrosine 344. Of note, the Y344H mutation destroys the BiP binding site and causes pancreatic β-cell apoptosis and diabetes in mice. Here, we systematically depleted HeLa cells of the BiP co-chaperones by siRNA-mediated gene silencing and used live cell Ca2+ imaging to monitor the effects on ER Ca2+ leakage. Depletion of either one of the ER lumenal BiP co-chaperones, ERj3 and ERj6, but not the ER membrane resident co-chaperones (such as Sec63 protein, which assists BiP in Sec61 channel opening) led to increased Ca2+ leakage via Sec6 complex, thereby phenocopying the effect of BiP depletion. Thus, BiP facilitates Sec61 channel closure, that is limits ER Ca2+ leakage via the Sec61 channel with the help of ERj3 and ERj6. Interestingly, deletion of ERj6 causes pancreatic β-cell failure and diabetes in mice and humans. We suggest that co-chaperone controlled gating of the Sec61 channel by BiP is particularly important for cells, which are highly active in protein secretion, and that break down of this regulatory mechanism can cause apoptosis and disease. Copyright © 2015, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 06/2015; DOI:10.1074/jbc.M115.636639
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    ABSTRACT: The mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4 (MKK4) is activated via phosphorylation of Ser257 and Thr261 by upstream MAP3Ks and activates JNK and p38 MAPKs in response to cellular stress. We show that thioredoxin, a cellular redox protein activates MKK4 via Cys246 and Cys266 residues as mutation of these residues renders MKK4 insensitive to phosphorylation by MAP3Ks, TNFα or Trx. MKK4 is activated in vitro by reduced Trx, but not oxidized Trx in the absence of an upstream kinase, suggesting that auto-phosphorylation of this protein occurs due to reduction of Cys246 and Cys266 by Trx. Additionally, mutation of Cys246 and Cys266 resulted in loss of kinase activity suggesting that redox state of Cys246 and Cys266 is a critical determinant of MKK4 activation. Trx induces MnSOD gene transcription by activating MKK4 via redox control of Cys246 and Cys266, as mutation of these residues abrogates MKK4 activation and MnSOD expression. We further show that MKK4 activates NFκB for its binding to the MnSOD promoter, which leads to AP-1 dissociation followed by MnSOD transcription. Taken together, our studies show that redox status of Cys246 and Cys266 in MKK4 controls its activities independent of MAP3K, demonstrating integration of endothelial redox environment to MAPK signaling. Copyright © 2015, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1074/jbc.M115.660365
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    ABSTRACT: The P-glycoprotein (P-gp) encoded by the MDR1 gene is a drug-exporting transporter located in the cellular membrane. P-gp induction is regarded as one of the main mechanisms underlying drug-induced resistance. Although there is great interest in the regulation of P-gp expression, little is known about its underlying regulatory mechanisms. In this study, we demonstrate that casein kinase 2 (CK2)-mediated phosphorylation of heat shock protein (Hsp) 90β, and subsequent stabilization of PXR, is a key mechanism in the regulation of MDR1 expression. Furthermore, we show that CK2 is directly activated by rifampin. Upon exposure to rifampin, CK2 catalyzes the phosphorylation of Hsp90β at the Ser225/254 residues. Phosphorylated Hsp90β then interacts with PXR, causing a subsequent increase in its stability, leading to the induction of P-gp expression. In addition, inhibition of CK2 and Hsp90β enhances the downregulation of PXR and P-gp expression. The results of this study may facilitate the development of new strategies to prevent multidrug resistance, and provide a plausible mechanism for acquired drug resistance by CK2-mediated regulation of P-gp expression.
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    ABSTRACT: A rise in tissue-embedded macrophages displaying "M1-like" pro-inflammatory polarization is a hallmark of metabolic inflammation during high fat diet or obesity. Here we show that bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDM) from high fat-fed mice retain memory of their dietary environment in vivo (displaying elevated pro-inflammatory genes Cxcl1, Il6, Tnf, Nos2), in spite of 7-days differentiation and proliferation ex vivo. Notably, 6 h incubation with palmitoleate (PO) reversed the pro-inflammatory gene expression and cytokine secretion seen in BMDM from high fat-fed mice. BMDM from low fat-fed mice exposed to palmitate (PA) for 18 h ex vivo also showed elevated expression of pro-inflammatory genes (Cxcl1, Il6, Tnf, Nos2, Il12b) associated with M1 polarization. Conversely, PO treatment increased anti-inflammatory genes (Mrc1, Tgfb1, Il10, Mgl2), and oxidative metabolism, characteristic of M2 macrophages. Thus, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids bring about opposite macrophage polarization states. Co-incubation of BMDM with both fatty acids counteracted the PA-induced Nos2 expression in a PO dose-dependent fashion. PO also prevented the PA-induced IκBα degradation, RelA nuclear translocation, NO production and cytokine secretion. Mechanistically, PO exerted its anti-inflammatory function through AMPK, as AMPK inhibition by Compound C offset the PO-dependent prevention of PA-induced IκBα degradation, Nos2 expression and NO production. These results demonstrate a nutritional memory of BMDM ex vivo, highlight the plasticity of BMDM polarization in response to saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, and identify the potential to reverse diet- and saturated fat-induced M1-like polarization by administering palmitoleate. These findings could have applicability to reverse obesity-linked inflammation in metabolically-relevant tissues. Copyright © 2015, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1074/jbc.M115.646992
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    ABSTRACT: The identity of calcium channels in the thyroid is unclear. In human follicular thyroid ML-1 cancer cells, sphingolipid sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), through S1P receptor 1 and -3 (S1P1/S1P3), and VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) stimulate migration. We show that human thyroid cells express several forms of TRPC channels, including TRPC1. In TRPC1 knock-down (TRPC1-KD) ML-1 cells, the basal and S1P-evoked invasion and migration was attenuated. Furthermore, the expression of S1P3, and VEGFR2 was significantly downregulated. Transfecting wild-type ML-1 cells with a non-conducting TRPC1 mutant decreased S1P3 and VEGFR2 expression. In TRPC1-KD cells, receptor-operated calcium entry was decreased. To investigate whether the decreased receptor expression was due to attenuated calcium entry, cells were incubated with the calcium chelator BAPTA-AM. In these cells, and in cells where calmodulin and calmodulin-dependent kinase were blocked pharmacologically, S1P3 and VEGFR2 expression was decreased. In TRPC1-KD cells, both HIF-1α expression, and the secretion and activity of MMP2 and -9, was attenuated, and proliferation was decreased in TRPC1-KD cells. This was due to a prolonged G1 phase of the cell cycle, a significant increase in the expression of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors p-21 and p-27, and a decrease in the expression of cyclin D2, cyclin D3, and CDK6. Transfecting TRPC1 to TRPC1-KD cells rescued receptor expression, migration, and proliferation. Thus, the expression of S1P3 and VEGFR2 is mediated by a calcium-dependent mechanism. TRPC1 has a crucial role in this process. This regulation is important for the invasion, migration and proliferation of thyroid cancer cells. Copyright © 2015, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 05/2015; 290(26). DOI:10.1074/jbc.M115.643668
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    ABSTRACT: RNF4 is a SUMO-targeted ubiquitin E3 ligase with a pivotal function in the DNA damage response (DDR). SUMO Interaction Motifs (SIMs) in the N-terminal part of RNF4 tightly bind to SUMO polymers, and RNF4 can ubiquitinate these polymers in vitro. Using a proteomic approach, we identified the deubiquitinating enzyme USP11, a known DDR-component, as a functional interactor of RNF4. USP11 can deubiquitinate hybrid SUMO-ubiquitin chains to counteract RNF4. SUMO-enriched nuclear bodies are stabilized by USP11, which functions downstream of RNF4 as a counterbalancing factor. In response to DNA damage induced by methyl methanesulfonate, USP11 could counteract RNF4 to inhibit the dissolution of nuclear bodies. Thus, we provide novel insight into crosstalk between ubiquitin and SUMO, and uncover USP11 and RNF4 as a balanced SUMO-targeted ubiquitin ligase/protease pair with a role in the DDR. Copyright © 2015, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Journal of Biological Chemistry 05/2015; DOI:10.1074/jbc.M114.618132