S-adenosylmethionine Inhibits Ubiquitin-Proteasome System In Vitro and on Rat Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Author(s): Fabrizio D'Anselmi, Alessandra Cucina, Giuseppe Cavallaro, Mariano Bizzarri, Rosaria Adele Cavallaro, Andrea Fuso, Antonino Cavallaro, Sigfrido Scarpa.

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 15 , Issue 1 , 2008

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S-adenosylmethionine is a metabolite regulating many biological processes; S-adenosylmethionine effect on ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) has not been studied yet. We investigated S-adenosylmethionine effects on UPS activity both in vitro, by inhibitor screening assay, and in rat vascular smooth muscle cells, by Western Blot of proteasomal targets. We found that S-adenosylmethionine inhibited UPS activity.

Keywords: Ubiquitin-proteasome system, 20S proteasome, S-adenosylmethionine, vascular smooth muscle cells, atherosclerosis, Sulfur-containing aminoacids cycle

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Year: 2008
Page: [58 - 62]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/092986608783330396

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