Publications by authors named "Anna A Kudriaeva"

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At the Cutting Edge against Cancer: A Perspective on Immunoproteasome and Immune Checkpoints Modulation as a Potential Therapeutic Intervention.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Sep 28;13(19). Epub 2021 Sep 28.

Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy.

Immunoproteasome is a noncanonical form of proteasome with enzymological properties optimized for the generation of antigenic peptides presented in complex with class I MHC molecules. This enzymatic property makes the modulation of its activity a promising area of research. Nevertheless, immunotherapy has emerged as a front-line treatment of advanced/metastatic tumors providing outstanding improvement of life expectancy, even though not all patients achieve a long-lasting clinical benefit. To enhance the efficacy of the currently available immunotherapies and enable the development of new strategies, a broader knowledge of the dynamics of antigen repertoire processing by cancer cells is needed. Therefore, a better understanding of the role of immunoproteasome in antigen processing and of the therapeutic implication of its modulation is mandatory. Studies on the potential crosstalk between proteasome modulators and immune checkpoint inhibitors could provide novel perspectives and an unexplored treatment option for a variety of cancers.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers13194852DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8507813PMC
September 2021

Control of Genome through Variative Nature of Histone-Modifying Ubiquitin Ligases.

Biochemistry (Mosc) 2021 Jan;86(Suppl 1):S71-S95

Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 117997, Russia.

Covalent attachment of ubiquitin residue is not only the proteasomal degradation signal, but also a widespread posttranslational modification of cellular proteins in eukaryotes. One of the most important targets of the regulatory ubiquitination are histones. Localization of ubiquitin residue in different regions of the nucleosome attracts a strictly determined set of cellular factors with varied functionality. Depending on the type of histone and the particular lysine residue undergoing modification, histone ubiquitination can lead both to transcription activation and to gene repression, as well as contribute to DNA repair via different mechanisms. An extremely interesting feature of the family of RING E3 ubiquitin ligases catalyzing histone ubiquitination is the striking structural diversity of the domains providing high specificity of modification very similar initial targets. It is obvious that further elucidation of peculiarities of the ubiquitination system involved in histone modification, as well as understanding of physiological role of this process in the maintenance of homeostasis of both single cells and the entire organism, will substantially expand the possibilities of treating a number of socially significant diseases.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S0006297921140066DOI Listing
January 2021

In-depth characterization of ubiquitin turnover in mammalian cells by fluorescence tracking.

Cell Chem Biol 2021 Aug 5;28(8):1192-1205.e9. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Miklukho-Maklaya 16/10, 117997 Moscow, Russian Federation; Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, 119991 Moscow, Russian Federation. Electronic address:

Despite almost 40 years having passed from the initial discovery of ubiquitin (Ub), fundamental questions related to its intracellular metabolism are still enigmatic. Here we utilized fluorescent tracking for monitoring ubiquitin turnover in mammalian cells, resulting in obtaining qualitatively new data. In the present study we report (1) short Ub half-life estimated as 4 h; (2) for a median of six Ub molecules per substrate as a dynamic equilibrium between Ub ligases and deubiquitinated enzymes (DUBs); (3) loss on average of one Ub molecule per four acts of engagement of polyubiquitinated substrate by the proteasome; (4) direct correlation between incorporation of Ub into the distinct type of chains and Ub half-life; and (5) critical influence of the single lysine residue K27 on the stability of the whole Ub molecule. Concluding, our data provide a comprehensive understanding of ubiquitin-proteasome system dynamics on the previously unreachable state of the art.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chembiol.2021.02.009DOI Listing
August 2021

Polyamines Counteract Carbonate-Driven Proteasome Stalling in Alkaline Conditions.

Biomolecules 2020 11 24;10(12). Epub 2020 Nov 24.

Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117997 Moscow, Russia.

Cancer cells tend to increase intracellular pH and, at the same time, are known to intensively produce and uptake polyamines such as spermine. Here, we show that various amines, including biogenic polyamines, boost the activity of proteasomes in a dose-dependent manner. Proteasome activity in the classical amine-containing buffers, such as 2-(N-morpholino)ethanesulfonic acid (MES), Tris, (4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazineethanesulfonic acid (HEPES), glycylglycine, bis-Tris propane, and bicine, has a skewed distribution with a maximum at pH of 7.0-8.0. The activity of proteasomes in buffers containing imidazole and bis-Tris is maintained almost on the same level, in the pH range of 6.5-8.5. The third type of activation is observed in buffers based on the amino acids arginine and ornithine, as well as the natural polyamines spermine and spermidine. Proteasome activity in these buffers is dramatically increased at pH values greater than 7.5. Anionic buffers such as phosphate or carbonate, in contrast, inhibit proteasome activity during alkalization. Importantly, supplementation of a carbonate-phosphate buffer with spermine counteracts carbonate-driven proteasome stalling in alkaline conditions, predicting an additional physiological role of polyamines in maintaining the metabolism and survival of cancer cells.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biom10121597DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7760842PMC
November 2020
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