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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221163/controlling-the-growth-of-bi-110-and-bi-111-films-on-an-insulating-substrate
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Maciej Jankowski, Daniel Kaminski, Kurt Vergeer, Marta Mirolo, Francesco Carla, A Rijnders, Tjeerd R J Bollmann
We demonstrate the controlled growth of Bi(110) and Bi(111) films on an α-Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub>(0001) substrate by surface X-ray diffraction and X-ray reflectivity using synchrotron radiation. At temperatures as low as 40K, unanticipated pseudo-cubic Bi(110) films are grown with thicknesses ranging from a few to tens of nanometers. The roughness at the film-vacuum as well as the film-substrate interface, can be reduced by mild heating, where a crystallographic orientation transition of Bi(110) towards Bi(111) is observed at 400K...
February 21, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184257/an-empirically-driven-data-reduction-method-on-the-human-450k-methylation-array-to-remove-tissue-specific-non-variable-cpgs
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Rachel D Edgar, Meaghan J Jones, Wendy P Robinson, Michael S Kobor
BACKGROUND: Population based epigenetic association studies of disease and exposures are becoming more common with the availability of economical genome-wide technologies for interrogation of the methylome, such as the Illumina 450K Human Methylation Array (450K). Often, the expected small number of differentially methylated cytosine-guanine pairs (CpGs) in studies of the human methylome presents a statistical challenge, as the large number of CpGs measured on the 450K necessitates careful multiple test correction...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184256/immunomethylomic-approach-to-explore-the-blood-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-in-glioma-survival
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John K Wiencke, Devin C Koestler, Lucas A Salas, Joseph L Wiemels, Ritu P Roy, Helen M Hansen, Terri Rice, Lucie S McCoy, Paige M Bracci, Annette M Molinaro, Karl T Kelsey, Margaret R Wrensch, Brock C Christensen
BACKGROUND: Differentially methylated regions (DMRs) within DNA isolated from whole blood can be used to estimate the proportions of circulating leukocyte subtypes. We use the term "immunomethylomics" to describe the application of these immune lineage DMRs to studying leukocyte profiles. Here, we applied this approach to peripheral blood DNA from 72 glioma patients with molecularly defined brain tumors, representing common patient groups with defined characteristic survival times and risk factors...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165855/genome-wide-dna-methylation-associations-with-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-us-blacks-findings-in-maternal-and-cord-blood-samples
#4
Xiumei Hong, Ben Sherwood, Christine Ladd-Acosta, Shouneng Peng, Hongkai Ji, Ke Hao, Irina Burd, Tami R Bartell, Guoying Wang, Hui-Ju Tsai, Xin Liu, Yuelong Ji, Anastacia Wahl, Deanna Caruso, Aviva Lee-Parritz, Barry Zuckerman, Xiaobin Wang
Preterm birth (PTB) affects one in six U.S. Black babies. Epigenetics is believed to play a role in PTB; however, only a limited number of epigenetic studies of PTB have been reported, most of which have focused on cord blood DNA methylation (DNAm) and/or were conducted in white populations. Here we conducted, by far, the largest epigenome-wide DNAm analysis in 300 Black women who delivered early spontaneous preterm (sPTB, n = 150) or full-term babies (n = 150) and replicated the findings in an independent set of Black mother-newborn pairs from the Boston Birth Cohort...
February 6, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149326/genome-wide-methylation-data-mirror-ancestry-information
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Elior Rahmani, Liat Shenhav, Regev Schweiger, Paul Yousefi, Karen Huen, Brenda Eskenazi, Celeste Eng, Scott Huntsman, Donglei Hu, Joshua Galanter, Sam S Oh, Melanie Waldenberger, Konstantin Strauch, Harald Grallert, Thomas Meitinger, Christian Gieger, Nina Holland, Esteban G Burchard, Noah Zaitlen, Eran Halperin
BACKGROUND: Genetic data are known to harbor information about human demographics, and genotyping data are commonly used for capturing ancestry information by leveraging genome-wide differences between populations. In contrast, it is not clear to what extent population structure is captured by whole-genome DNA methylation data. RESULTS: We demonstrate, using three large-cohort 450K methylation array data sets, that ancestry information signal is mirrored in genome-wide DNA methylation data and that it can be further isolated more effectively by leveraging the correlation structure of CpGs with cis-located SNPs...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130639/global-epigenetic-profiling-identifies-methylation-subgroups-associated-with-recurrence-free-survival-in-meningioma
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Adriana Olar, Khalida M Wani, Charmaine D Wilson, Gelareh Zadeh, Franco DeMonte, David T W Jones, Stefan M Pfister, Erik P Sulman, Kenneth D Aldape
Meningioma is the most common primary brain tumor and carries a substantial risk of local recurrence. Methylation profiles of meningioma and their clinical implications are not well understood. We hypothesized that aggressive meningiomas have unique DNA methylation patterns that could be used to better stratify patient management. Samples (n = 140) were profiled using the Illumina HumanMethylation450BeadChip. Unsupervised modeling on a training set (n = 89) identified 2 molecular methylation subgroups of meningioma (MM) with significantly different recurrence-free survival (RFS) times between the groups: a prognostically unfavorable subgroup (MM-UNFAV) and a prognostically favorable subgroup (MM-FAV)...
January 27, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125717/epigenetic-alterations-affecting-transcription-factors-and-signaling-pathways-in-stromal-cells-of-endometriosis
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Iveta Yotova, Emily Hsu, Catherine Do, Aulona Gaba, Matthias Sczabolcs, Sabine Dekan, Lukas Kenner, Rene Wenzl, Benjamin Tycko
Endometriosis is characterized by growth of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterine cavity. Since its pathogenesis may involve epigenetic changes, we used Illumina 450K Methylation Beadchips to profile CpG methylation in endometriosis stromal cells compared to stromal cells from normal endometrium. We validated and extended the Beadchip data using bisulfite sequencing (bis-seq), and analyzed differential methylation (DM) at the CpG-level and by an element-level classification for groups of CpGs in chromatin domains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118602/a-methodological-study-of-genome-wide-dna-methylation-analyses-using-matched-archival-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-and-fresh-frozen-breast-tumors
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Allyson C Espinal, Dan Wang, Li Yan, Song Liu, Li Tang, Qiang Hu, Carl D Morrison, Christine B Ambrosone, Michael J Higgins, Lara E Sucheston-Campbell
BACKGROUND: DNA from archival formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue is an invaluable resource for genome-wide methylation studies although concerns about poor quality may limit its use. In this study, we compared DNA methylation profiles of breast tumors using DNA from fresh-frozen (FF) tissues and three types of matched FFPE samples. RESULTS: For 9/10 patients, correlation and unsupervised clustering analysis revealed that the FF and FFPE samples were consistently correlated with each other and clustered into distinct subgroups...
January 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101231/the-biological-significance-of-methylome-differences-in-human-papilloma-virus-associated-head-and-neck-cancer
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Maria J Worsham, Kang Mei Chen, Indrani Datta, Josena K Stephen, Dhananjay Chitale, Alexandra Gothard, George Divine
In recent years, studies have suggested that promoter methylation in human papilloma virus (HPV) positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has a mechanistic role and has the potential to improve patient survival. The present study aimed to replicate key molecular findings from previous analyses of the methylomes of HPV positive and HPV negative HNSCC in an independent cohort, to assess the reliability of differentially methylated markers in HPV-associated tumors. HPV was measured using real-time quantitative PCR and the biological significance of methylation differences was assessed by Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA)...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098396/effects-of-chronic-cobalt-and-chromium-exposure-after-metal-on-metal-hip-resurfacing-an-epigenome-wide-association-pilot-study
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Julia Steinberg, Karan M Shah, Alison Gartland, Eleftheria Zeggini, Jeremy Mark Wilkinson
Metal-on-metal (MOM) hip resurfacing has recently been a popular prosthesis choice for the treatment of symptomatic arthritis, but results in the release of cobalt and chromium ions into the circulation that can be associated with adverse clinical effects. The mechanism underlying these effects remains unclear. While chromosomal aneuploidy and translocations are associated with this exposure, the presence of subtle structural epigenetic modifications in patients with MOM joint replacements remains unexplored...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074068/a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-independent-of-idh-mutations-and-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome
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A D Kelly, H Kroeger, J Yamazaki, R Taby, F Neumann, S Yu, J T Lee, B Patel, Y Li, R He, S Liang, Y Lu, M Cesaroni, S A Pierce, S M Kornblau, C E Bueso-Ramos, F Ravandi, H M Kantarjian, J Jelinek, J-Pj Issa
Genetic changes are infrequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared with other malignancies and often involve epigenetic regulators, suggesting that an altered epigenome may underlie AML biology and outcomes. In 96 AML cases including 65 pilot samples selected for cured/not-cured, we found higher CpG island (CGI) promoter methylation in cured patients. Expanded genome-wide digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation data revealed a CGI methylator phenotype independent of IDH1/2 mutations we term AML-CGI methylator phenotype (CIMP) (A-CIMP(+))...
January 31, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068175/cpg-methylation-signature-predicts-recurrence-in-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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Jiliang Qiu, Baogang Peng, Yunqiang Tang, Yeben Qian, Pi Guo, Mengfeng Li, Junhang Luo, Bin Chen, Hui Tang, Canliang Lu, Muyan Cai, Zunfu Ke, Wei He, Yun Zheng, Dan Xie, Binkui Li, Yunfei Yuan
Purpose Early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (E-HCC) is being diagnosed increasingly, and in one half of diagnosed patients, recurrence will develop. Thus, it is urgent to identify recurrence-related markers. We investigated the effectiveness of CpG methylation in predicting recurrence for patients with E-HCCs. Patients and Methods In total, 576 patients with E-HCC from four independent centers were sorted by three phases. In the discovery phase, 66 tumor samples were analyzed using the Illumina Methylation 450k Beadchip...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035024/preprocessing-normalization-and-integration-of-the-illumina-humanmethylationepic-array-with-minfi
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Jean-Philippe Fortin, Timothy J Triche, Kasper D Hansen
: The minfi package is widely used for analyzing Illumina DNA methylation array data. Here we describe modifications to the minfi package required to support the HumanMethylationEPIC ('EPIC') array from Illumina. We discuss methods for the joint analysis and normalization of data from the HumanMethylation450 ('450k') and EPIC platforms. We introduce the single-sample Noob (ssNoob) method, a normalization procedure suitable for incremental preprocessing of individual methylation arrays and conclude that this method should be used when integrating data from multiple generations of Infinium methylation arrays...
December 28, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011750/epigenetic-effects-of-carbon-nanotubes-in-human-monocytic-cells
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Deniz Öner, Matthieu Moisse, Manosij Ghosh, Radu C Duca, Katrien Poels, Katrien Luyts, Eveline Putzeys, Stevan M Cokic, Kirsten Van Landuyt, Jeroen Vanoirbeek, Diether Lambrechts, Lode Godderis, Peter H M Hoet
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are fibrous carbon-based nanomaterials with a potential to cause carcinogenesis in humans. Alterations in DNA methylation on cytosine-phosphate-guanidine (CpG) sites are potential markers of exposure-induced carcinogenesis. This study examined cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and DNA methylation alterations on human monocytic cells (THP-1) after incubation with single-walled CNTs (SWCNTs) and multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs). Higher cytotoxicity and genotoxicity were observed after incubation with SWCNTs than incubation with MWCNTs...
January 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011059/epigenome-wide-analysis-links-smad3-methylation-at-birth-to-asthma-in-children-of-asthmatic-mothers
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Avery DeVries, Gabriela Wlasiuk, Susan J Miller, Anthony Bosco, Debra A Stern, I Carla Lohman, Janet Rothers, Anya C Jones, Jessie Nicodemus-Johnson, Monica M Vasquez, John A Curtin, Angela Simpson, Adnan Custovic, Daniel J Jackson, James E Gern, Robert F Lemanske, Stefano Guerra, Anne L Wright, Carole Ober, Marilyn Halonen, Donata Vercelli
BACKGROUND: The timing and mechanisms of asthma inception remain imprecisely defined. Although epigenetic mechanisms likely contribute to asthma pathogenesis, little is known about their role in asthma inception. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess whether the trajectory to asthma begins already at birth and whether epigenetic mechanisms, specifically DNA methylation, contribute to asthma inception. METHODS: We used the Methylated CpG Island Recovery Assay chip to survey DNA methylation in cord blood mononuclear cells from 36 children (18 nonasthmatic and 18 asthmatic subjects by age 9 years) from the Infant Immune Study (IIS), an unselected birth cohort closely monitored for asthma for a decade...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982729/differential-dna-methylation-and-pm2-5-species-in-a-450k-epigenome-wide-association-study
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Lingzhen Dai, Amar Mehta, Irina Mordukhovich, Allan C Just, Jincheng Shen, Lifang Hou, Petros Koutrakis, David Sparrow, Pantel S Vokonas, Andrea A Baccarelli, Joel D Schwartz
Although there is growing evidence that exposure to ambient particulate matter is associated with global DNA methylation and gene-specific methylation, little is known regarding epigenome-wide changes in DNA methylation in relation to particles and, especially, particle components. Using the Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 BeadChip, we examined the relationship between one-year moving averages of PM2.5 species (Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Na, Ni, S, Si, V, and Zn) and DNA methylation at 484,613 CpG probes in a longitudinal cohort that included 646 subjects...
February 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942592/dna-methylation-in-lung-cells-is-associated-with-asthma-endotypes-and-genetic-risk
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Jessie Nicodemus-Johnson, Rachel A Myers, Noburu J Sakabe, Debora R Sobreira, Douglas K Hogarth, Edward T Naureckas, Anne I Sperling, Julian Solway, Steven R White, Marcelo A Nobrega, Dan L Nicolae, Yoav Gilad, Carole Ober
The epigenome provides a substrate through which environmental exposures can exert their effects on gene expression and disease risk, but the relative importance of epigenetic variation on human disease onset and progression is poorly characterized. Asthma is a heterogeneous disease of the airways, for which both onset and clinical course result from interactions between host genotype and environmental exposures, yet little is known about the molecular mechanisms for these interactions. We assessed genome-wide DNA methylation using the Infinium Human Methylation 450K Bead Chip and characterized the transcriptome by RNA sequencing in primary airway epithelial cells from 74 asthmatic and 41 nonasthmatic adults...
December 8, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935972/distinct-epigenetic-effects-of-tobacco-smoking-in-whole-blood-and-among-leukocyte-subtypes
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Dan Su, Xuting Wang, Michelle R Campbell, Devin K Porter, Gary S Pittman, Brian D Bennett, Ma Wan, Neal A Englert, Christopher L Crowl, Ryan N Gimple, Kelly N Adamski, Zhiqing Huang, Susan K Murphy, Douglas A Bell
Tobacco smoke exposure dramatically alters DNA methylation in blood cells and may mediate smoking-associated complex diseases through effects on immune cell function. However, knowledge of smoking effects in specific leukocyte subtypes is limited. To better characterize smoking-associated methylation changes in whole blood and leukocyte subtypes, we used Illumina 450K arrays and Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing (RRBS) to assess genome-wide DNA methylation. Differential methylation analysis in whole blood DNA from 172 smokers and 81 nonsmokers revealed 738 CpGs, including 616 previously unreported CpGs, genome-wide significantly associated with current smoking (p <1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933755/maternal-pre-pregnancy-bmi-downregulates-neonatal-cord-blood-lep-methylation
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R Kadakia, Y Zheng, Z Zhang, W Zhang, L Hou, J L Josefson
BACKGROUND: Neonatal adiposity has many determinants and may be a risk factor for future obesity. Epigenetic regulation of metabolically important genes is a potential contributor. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to determine whether methylation changes in the LEP gene in cord blood DNA are impacted by the maternal environment or affect neonatal adiposity measures. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 114 full-term neonates born to healthy mothers with normal glucose tolerance was performed...
December 8, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922636/dna-methylation-and-substance-use-risk-a-prospective-genome-wide-study-spanning-gestation-to-adolescence
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C A M Cecil, E Walton, R G Smith, E Viding, E J McCrory, C L Relton, M Suderman, J-B Pingault, W McArdle, T R Gaunt, J Mill, E D Barker
Epigenetic processes have been implicated in addiction; yet, it remains unclear whether these represent a risk factor and/or a consequence of substance use. Here, we believe we conducted the first genome-wide, longitudinal study to investigate whether DNA methylation patterns in early life prospectively associate with substance use in adolescence. The sample comprised of 244 youth (51% female) from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), with repeated assessments of DNA methylation (Illumina 450k array; cord blood at birth, whole blood at age 7) and substance use (tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use; age 14-18)...
December 6, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
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