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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424414/integrated-analysis-of-promoter-methylation-and-expression-of-telomere-related-genes-in-breast-cancer
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Jianfu Heng, Fan Zhang, Xinwu Guo, Lili Tang, Limin Peng, Xipeng Luo, Xunxun Xu, Shouman Wang, Lizhong Dai, Jun Wang
Telomeres at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes play a critical role in tumorgenesis. Using microfluidic PCR and next-generation bisulfite sequencing technology, we investigated the promoter methylation of 29 telomere related genes in paired tumor and normal tissues from 184 breast cancer patients. The expression of significantly differentially methylated genes was quantified using qPCR method.We observed that the average methylation level of the 29 telomere related genes was significant higher in tumor than that in normal tissues (P = 4...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417530/rhogdi%C3%AE-%C3%A2-is%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-potential%C3%A2-prognostic%C3%A2-biomarker%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-controls%C3%A2-telomere-regulation%C3%A2-in%C3%A2-colorectal%C3%A2-cancer
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Dandan Huang, Weisi Lu, Shaomin Zou, Huaiming Wang, Yuanling Jiang, Xiya Zhang, Pengqing Li, Zhou Songyang, Lei Wang, Jianping Wang, Junjiu Huang, Lekun Fang
RhoGDIα is an essential regulator for Rho GTPases. Although RhoGDIα may serve as an oncogene in colorectal cancer (CRC), the underlying mechanism is still unclear. Here,we investigate the function, mechanism, and clinical significance of RhoGDIα in CRC progression. We founded that downregulation of RhoGDIα repressed CRC cell proliferation, motility and invasion. Overexpression of RhoGDIα increased DNA damage response signals at telomeres, and led to telomere shortening in CRC cells, also being validated in 26 pairs of CRC tissues...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404540/abnormal-mrna-expression-levels-of-telomere-binding-proteins-represent-biomarkers-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-case-control-study
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Baoshan Liu, Rongdi Yan, Jie Zhang, Bin Wang, Hu Sun, Xing Cui
OBJECTIVE: As the abnormal shortening of telomeres has been shown in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) patients, this study was to find the relationship between the mRNA expression levels of telomere-binding proteins(TRF1/TRF2/TIN2/TPP1/POT1/RAP1) and the risk in MDS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 patients with MDS and 40 normal controls were selected for the study. Using telomere content assays and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction, we examined the mRNA levels of telomere-binding proteins TRF1/TRF2/TIN2/TPP1/POT1/RAP1 in patients with MDS...
April 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381412/the-ddr-at-telomeres-lacking-intact-shelterin-does-not-require-substantial-chromatin-decompaction
#4
Leonid A Timashev, Hazen Babcock, Xiaowei Zhuang, Titia de Lange
Telomeres are protected by shelterin, a six-subunit protein complex that represses the DNA damage response (DDR) at chromosome ends. Extensive data suggest that TRF2 in shelterin remodels telomeres into the t-loop structure, thereby hiding telomere ends from double-stranded break repair and ATM signaling, whereas POT1 represses ATR signaling by excluding RPA. An alternative protection mechanism was suggested recently by which shelterin subunits TRF1, TRF2, and TIN2 mediate telomeric chromatin compaction, which was proposed to minimize access of DDR factors...
March 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381410/the-telomeric-dna-damage-response-occurs-in-the-absence-of-chromatin-decompaction
#5
Aleksandra Vancevska, Kyle M Douglass, Verena Pfeiffer, Suliana Manley, Joachim Lingner
Telomeres are specialized nucleoprotein structures that protect chromosome ends from DNA damage response (DDR) and DNA rearrangements. The telomeric shelterin protein TRF2 suppresses the DDR, and this function has been attributed to its abilities to trigger t-loop formation or prevent massive decompaction and loss of density of telomeric chromatin. Here, we applied stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) to measure the sizes and shapes of functional human telomeres of different lengths and dysfunctional telomeres that elicit a DDR...
March 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324506/induction-of-site-specific-oxidative-damage-at-telomeres-by-killerred-fused-shelretin-proteins
#6
Rong Tan, Li Lan
Chronic oxidative stress is the major endogenous metabolic stress and contributes directly to telomere shortening and senescence. Understanding the dysfunction of telomeres under oxidative stress will greatly facilitate healthy aging and advance the treatment of aging-related diseases. Here, we describe the KR-TEL (KillerRed induced DNA damage at telomeres) system that induces site-specific oxidative damage at telomeres. We have developed the KR-TEL system by fusing killerred with the shelterin component TRF1 (KR-TRF1) or other shelterin proteins...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273089/drosophila-trf2-and-taf9-regulate-lipid-droplet-size-and-phospholipid-fatty-acid-composition
#7
Wei Fan, Sin Man Lam, Jingxue Xin, Xiao Yang, Zhonghua Liu, Yuan Liu, Yong Wang, Guanghou Shui, Xun Huang
The general transcription factor TBP (TATA-box binding protein) and its associated factors (TAFs) together form the TFIID complex, which directs transcription initiation. Through RNAi and mutant analysis, we identified a specific TBP family protein, TRF2, and a set of TAFs that regulate lipid droplet (LD) size in the Drosophila larval fat body. Among the three Drosophila TBP genes, trf2, tbp and trf1, only loss of function of trf2 results in increased LD size. Moreover, TRF2 and TAF9 regulate fatty acid composition of several classes of phospholipids...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216227/nek7-protects-telomeres-from-oxidative-dna-damage-by-phosphorylation-and-stabilization-of-trf1
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Rong Tan, Satoshi Nakajima, Qun Wang, Hongxiang Sun, Jing Xue, Jian Wu, Sabine Hellwig, Xuemei Zeng, Nathan A Yates, Thomas E Smithgall, Ming Lei, Yu Jiang, Arthur S Levine, Bing Su, Li Lan
Telomeric repeat binding factor 1 (TRF1) is essential to the maintenance of telomere chromatin structure and integrity. However, how telomere integrity is maintained, especially in response to damage, remains poorly understood. Here, we identify Nek7, a member of the Never in Mitosis Gene A (NIMA) kinase family, as a regulator of telomere integrity. Nek7 is recruited to telomeres and stabilizes TRF1 at telomeres after damage in an ATM activation-dependent manner. Nek7 deficiency leads to telomere aberrations, long-lasting γH2AX and 53BP1 foci, and augmented cell death upon oxidative telomeric DNA damage...
March 2, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166612/acute-exercise-activates-p38-mapk-and-increases-the-expression-of-telomere-protective-genes-in-cardiac-muscle
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Andrew T Ludlow, Laila Gratidão, Lindsay W Ludlow, Espen E Spangenburg, Stephen M Roth
What is the central question of this study? A positive association between telomere length and exercise training has been shown in cardiac tissue of mice. It is currently unknown how each bout of exercise influences telomere-length-regulating proteins. We sought to determine how a bout of exercise altered the expression of telomere-length-regulating genes and a related signalling pathway in cardiac tissue of mice. What is the main finding and its importance? Acute exercise altered the expression of telomere-length-regulating genes in cardiac tissue and might be related to altered mitogen-activated protein kinase signalling...
April 1, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162998/common-telomere-changes-during-in%C3%A2-vivo-reprogramming-and-early-stages-of-tumorigenesis
#10
Rosa M Marión, Isabel López de Silanes, Lluc Mosteiro, Benjamin Gamache, María Abad, Carmen Guerra, Diego Megías, Manuel Serrano, Maria A Blasco
Reprogramming of differentiated cells into induced pluripotent stem cells has been recently achieved in vivo in mice. Telomeres are essential for chromosomal stability and determine organismal life span as well as cancer growth. Here, we study whether tissue dedifferentiation induced by in vivo reprogramming involves changes at telomeres. We find telomerase-dependent telomere elongation in the reprogrammed areas. Notably, we found highly upregulated expression of the TRF1 telomere protein in the reprogrammed areas, which was independent of telomere length...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160604/tankyrase1-mediated-poly-adp-ribosyl-ation-of-trf1-maintains-cell-survival-after-telomeric-dna-damage
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Lu Yang, Luxi Sun, Yaqun Teng, Hao Chen, Ying Gao, Arthur S Levine, Satoshi Nakajima, Li Lan
Oxidative DNA damage triggers telomere erosion and cellular senescence. However, how repair is initiated at telomeres is largely unknown. Here, we found unlike PARP1-mediated Poly-ADP-Ribosylation (PARylation) at genomic damage sites, PARylation at telomeres is mainly dependent on tankyrase1 (TNKS1). TNKS1 is recruited to damaged telomeres via its interaction with TRF1, which subsequently facilitates the PARylation of TRF1 after damage. TNKS inhibition abolishes the recruitment of the repair proteins XRCC1 and polymerase β at damaged telomeres, while the PARP1/2 inhibitor only has such an effect at non-telomeric damage sites...
April 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158503/wrn-is-recruited-to-damaged-telomeres-via-its-rqc-domain-and-tankyrase1-mediated-poly-adp-ribosylation-of-trf1
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Luxi Sun, Satoshi Nakajima, Yaqun Teng, Hao Chen, Lu Yang, Xiukai Chen, Boya Gao, Arthur S Levine, Li Lan
Werner syndrome (WS) is a progeroid-like syndrome caused by WRN gene mutations. WS cells exhibit shorter telomere length compared to normal cells, but it is not fully understood how WRN deficiency leads directly to telomere dysfunction. By generating localized telomere-specific DNA damage in a real-time fashion and a dose-dependent manner, we found that the damage response of WRN at telomeres relies on its RQC domain, which is different from the canonical damage response at genomic sites via its HRDC domain...
April 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123587/analysis-of-molecular-markers-as-predictive-factors-of-lymph-node-involvement-in-breast-carcinoma
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Luciana Marques Paula, Luis Henrique Ferreira De Moraes, Abaeté Leite Do Canto, Laurita Dos Santos, Airton Abrahão Martin, Silvia Regina Rogatto, Renata De Azevedo Canevari
Nodal status is the most significant independent prognostic factor in breast cancer. Identification of molecular markers would allow stratification of patients who require surgical assessment of lymph nodes from the large numbers of patients for whom this surgical procedure is unnecessary, thus leading to a more accurate prognosis. However, up to now, the reported studies are preliminary and controversial, and although hundreds of markers have been assessed, few of them have been used in clinical practice for treatment or prognosis in breast cancer...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011195/protective-role-of-klotho-protein-on-epithelial-cells-upon-co-culture-with-activated-or-senescent-monocytes
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Jennifer Mytych, Izabela Wos, Przemyslaw Solek, Marek Koziorowski
Monocytes ensure proper functioning and maintenance of epithelial cells, while good condition of monocytes is a key factor of these interactions. Although, it was shown that in some circumstances, a population of altered monocytes may appear, there is no data regarding their effect on epithelial cells. In this study, using direct co-culture model with LPS-activated and Dox-induced senescent THP-1 monocytes, we reported for the first time ROS-induced DNA damage, reduced metabolic activity, proliferation inhibition and cell cycle arrest followed by p16-, p21- and p27-mediated DNA damage response pathways activation, premature senescence and apoptosis induction in HeLa cells...
December 21, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836746/trf2-recruits-orc-through-trfh-domain-dimerization
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Mitsunori Higa, Tatsunori Kushiyama, Seiichiro Kurashige, Daisuke Kohmon, Kouki Enokitani, Satoko Iwahori, Nozomi Sugimoto, Kazumasa Yoshida, Masatoshi Fujita
Telomeres are specialized chromatin structures that prevent the degradation and instability of the ends of linear chromosomes. While telomerase maintains long stretches of the telomeric repeat, the majority of telomeric DNA is duplicated by conventional DNA replication. A fundamental step in eukaryotic DNA replication involves chromatin binding of the origin recognition complex (ORC). In human cells, telomeric repeat binding factor 2 (TRF2) is thought to play a role in the recruitment of ORC onto telomeres...
January 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816684/role-of-telomeres-and-associated-maintenance-genes-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-review
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Itty Sethi, G R Bhat, Vinod Singh, Rakesh Kumar, A J S Bhanwer, Rameshwar N K Bamezai, Swarkar Sharma, Ekta Rai
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), a multifactorial complex disorder, is emerging as a major cause of morbidity, mortality and socio-economic burden across the world. Despite huge efforts in understanding genetics of T2DM, only ∼10% of the genetic factors have been identified so far. Telomere attrition, a natural phenomenon has recently emerged in understanding the pathophysiology of T2DM. It has been indicated that Telomeres and associated pathways might be the critical components in the disease etiology, though the mechanism(s) involved are not clear...
December 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785368/ercc1-and-telomere-status-in-breast-tumours-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-and-their-association-with-patient-prognosis
#17
Mathilde Gay-Bellile, Pierre Romero, Anne Cayre, Lauren Véronèse, Maud Privat, Shalini Singh, Patricia Combes, Fabrice Kwiatkowski, Catherine Abrial, Yves-Jean Bignon, Philippe Vago, Frédérique Penault-Llorca, Andreï Tchirkov
Dysfunctional telomeres and DNA damage repair (DDR) play important roles in cancer progression. Studies have reported correlations between these factors and tumour aggressiveness and clinical outcome in breast cancer. We studied the characteristics of telomeres and expression of ERCC1, a protein involved in a number of DNA repair pathways and in telomere homeostasis, to assess their prognostic value, alone or in combination, in 90 residual breast tumours after treatment with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT). ERCC1 status was investigated at different molecular levels (protein and gene expression and gene copy-number variations) by immunohistochemistry, qRT-PCR and quantitative multiplex fluorescent-PCR (QMF-PCR)...
October 2016: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771897/profiling-of-signaling-proteins-in-penumbra-after-focal-photothrombotic-infarct-in-the-rat-brain-cortex
#18
Svetlana Demyanenko, Anatoly Uzdensky
In ischemic stroke, cell damage propagates from infarct core to surrounding tissue. To reveal proteins involved in neurodegeneration and neuroprotection, we explored the protein profile in penumbra surrounding the photothrombotic infarct core induced in rat cerebral cortex by local laser irradiation after Bengal Rose administration. Using antibody microarrays, we studied changes in expression of 224 signaling proteins 1, 4, or 24 h after photothrombotic infarct compared with untreated contralateral cortex...
October 22, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699234/telomere-dysfunction-in-alveolar-epithelial-cells-causes-lung-remodeling-and-fibrosis
#19
Ram P Naikawadi, Supparerk Disayabutr, Benat Mallavia, Matthew L Donne, Gary Green, Janet L La, Jason R Rock, Mark R Looney, Paul J Wolters
Telomeres are short in type II alveolar epithelial cells (AECs) of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Whether dysfunctional telomeres contribute directly to development of lung fibrosis remains unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate whether telomere dysfunction in type II AECs, mediated by deletion of the telomere shelterin protein TRF1, leads to pulmonary fibrosis in mice (SPC-Cre TRF1(fl/fl) mice). Deletion of TRF1 in type II AECs for 2 weeks increased γH2AX DNA damage foci, but not histopathologic changes in the lung...
September 8, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612935/telomere-length-defines-the-cardiomyocyte-differentiation-potency-of-mouse-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#20
Tania Aguado, Francisco J Gutiérrez, Esther Aix, Ralph P Schneider, Giovanna Giovinnazo, María A Blasco, Ignacio Flores
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be differentiated in vitro and in vivo to all cardiovascular lineages and are therefore a promising cell source for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, iPSC lines do not all differentiate into cardiomyocytes (CMs) with the same efficiency. Here, we show that telomerase-competent iPSCs with relatively long telomeres and high expression of the shelterin-complex protein TRF1 (iPSC(highT) ) differentiate sooner and more efficiently into CMs than those with relatively short telomeres and low TRF1 expression (iPSC(lowT) )...
September 10, 2016: Stem Cells
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