Mammalian enzymes for preventing transcriptional errors caused by oxidative damage

Biomolecular Engineering Research Institute Suita, Osaka 565-0874, Japan.
Nucleic Acids Research (Impact Factor: 9.11). 02/2005; 33(12):3779-84. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gki682
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8-Oxo-7,8-dihydroguanine (8-oxoGua) is produced in cells by reactive oxygen species normally formed during cellular metabolic processes. This oxidized base can pair with both adenine and cytosine, and thus the existence of this base in messenger RNA would cause translational errors. The MutT protein of Escherichia coli degrades 8-oxoGua-containing ribonucleoside di- and triphosphates to the monophosphate, thereby preventing the misincorporation of 8-oxoGua into RNA. Here, we show that for human the MutT-related proteins, NUDT5 and MTH1 have the ability to prevent translational errors caused by oxidative damage. The increase in the production of erroneous proteins by oxidative damage is 28-fold over the wild-type cells in E.coli mutT deficient cells. By the expression of NUDT5 or MTH1 in the cells, it is reduced to 1.4- or 1.2-fold, respectively. NUDT5 and MTH1 hydrolyze 8-oxoGDP to 8-oxoGMP with V(max)/K(m) values of 1.3 x 10(-3) and 1.7 x 10(-3), respectively, values which are considerably higher than those for its normal counterpart, GDP (0.1-0.5 x 10(-3)). MTH1, but not NUDT5, possesses an additional activity to degrade 8-oxoGTP to the monophosphate. These results indicate that the elimination of 8-oxoGua-containing ribonucleotides from the precursor pool is important to ensure accurate protein synthesis and that both NUDT5 and MTH1 are involved in this process in human cells.

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    • "NUDT5, which was down-regulated in TNF-␣-treated JMJD3- kd THP-1 cells, has an important role in the hydrolysis of 8-oxo guanosine diphosphate to 8-oxo guanosine monophosphate and therefore prevention of misincorporation of 8-oxo guanosine into RNA. The 8-oxo guanosine containing nucleotides can be incorporated into RNA or DNA, which can cause transcriptional and replicational errors, respectively (Ishibashi et al., 2005). In addition , recently, Zhang et al. (2012) reported that the cell cycle G1 phase was significantly delayed and that the cell numbers in both S and G2/M phases were reduced by NUDT5 suppression through induction of key proteins that prevent the G1-S transition, including p53, p16 and Rb. "
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    Molecular Immunology 05/2013; 56(1-2):113-122. DOI:10.1016/j.molimm.2013.04.013 · 2.97 Impact Factor
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    • "The marker for oxidative stress, 8-hydroxyguanine is highly mutagenic because it pairs with adenine as well as cytosine. These properties cause partial phenotypic suppression during transcription as well as transversion mutations during DNA replication [41]. It is likely that the error proteins, produced as a result of the altered genetic information, therefore, are identified as foreign molecules and play a role as neo-epitopes [42,43]. "
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the destruction of bone and cartilage. Although its etiology is unknown, the hydroxyl radical has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of RA. Recently, molecular hydrogen (H2) was demonstrated to be a selective scavenger for the hydroxyl radical. Also, the method to prepare water containing extremely high concentration of H2 has been developed. We hypothesized that H2 in the water could complement conventional therapy by reducing the oxidative stress in RA. METHODS: Twenty patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drank 530 ml of water containing 4 to 5 ppm molecular hydrogen (high H2 water) every day for 4 weeks. After a 4-week wash-out period, the patients drank the high H2 water for another 4 weeks. Urinary 8-hydroxydeoxyguanine (8-OHdG) and disease activity (DAS28, using C-reactive protein [CRP] levels) was estimated at the end of each 4-week period. RESULTS: Drinking high H2 water seems to raise the concentration of H2 more than the H2 saturated (1.6 ppm) water in vivo. Urinary 8-OHdG was significantly reduced by 14.3% (p < 0.01) on average. DAS28 also decreased from 3.83 to 3.02 (p < 0.01) during the same period. After the wash-out period, both the urinary 8-OHdG and the mean DAS28 decreased, compared to the end of the drinking period. During the second drinking period, the mean DAS28 was reduced from 2.83 to 2.26 (p < 0.01). Urinary 8-OHdG was not further reduced but remained below the baseline value. All the 5 patients with early RA (duration < 12 months) who did not show antibodies against cyclic citrullinated peptides (ACPAs) achieved remission, and 4 of them became symptom-free at the end of the study. CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that the hydroxyl radical scavenger H2 effectively reduces oxidative stress in patients with this condition. The symptoms of RA were significantly improved with high H2 water.
    10/2012; 2(1):27. DOI:10.1186/2045-9912-2-27
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    • "MutT protein in Escherichia coli and its mammalian homologues MutT homologue 1 (MTH1) and Nudix type 5 (NUDT5) proteins participate in this error-avoiding mechanism by hydrolyzing the oxidized nucleoside diphosphates and/or triphosphates to the monophosphates (Taddei et al. 1997; Hayakawa et al. 1999; Nakabeppu et al. 2004, 2006; Ishibashi et al. 2005; Ito et al. 2005). Indeed, the increase in the production of erroneous proteins by oxidative damage is 28-fold over the wild type cells in Escherichia coli mutT deficient cells, which is reduced to 1.2-or 1.4-fold by the expression of MTH1 or NUDT5, respectively (Ishibashi et al. 2005). Correspondingly, MTH1 deficiency augments the RNA oxidation induced by kainic acid treatment in MTH1-null mouse (Kajitani et al. 2006). "
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