Definitions

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  • n. The conversion of glutamine, asparagine, glutamine residues in a polypeptide to glutamic acid or aspartic acid by treatment with strong acid, transamidase or deamidase.
  • n. Conversion of an amide to a carboxylic acid.

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Examples

  • However, in the more alkaline environment (higher pH) a chemical process called deamidation converts Bcl-xL into a form that allows cells with damaged DNA to die.

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  • The therapeutic interest in this research comes from the authors 'finding that simply switching back on the Bcl-xL deamidation pathway causes the cancer cells to die.

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  • The authors have discovered that it is these kinases that block the key Bcl-xL deamidation pathway that normally allows DNA damaged cells to die.

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  • This is the first demonstration of a role for deamidation in human malignancy.

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  • So drug resistance can be overcome by activating the NHE-1 pathway, thereby increasing the pH inside the cell, and in turn Bcl-xL deamidation and apoptosis.

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  • As expected, Imatinib was unable to restore the Bcl-xL deamidation pathway in the patient's cells.

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  • Stretching this analogy further, it is also possible to suggest that Asn and Gln can be arginylated with or without deamidation, that lysine (Lys) can accept Arg onto its side chain amino group, and that serine, threonine, and Cys can be arginylated on the side chains after oxidation.

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  • (green) and deamidation (blue) represent in vitro artifacts of the mass spectrometry experiment.

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  • (+15.99), deamidation of Asn and Gln (+0.984) and Cys alkylation (+57.02).

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  • It has been previously suggested that N-terminal asparagine (Asn) and glutamine (Gln) require deamidation in order to be arginylated [

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