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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105912/dgw-an-exploratory-data-analysis-tool-for-clustering-and-visualisation-of-epigenomic-marks
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Saulius Lukauskas, Roberto Visintainer, Guido Sanguinetti, Gabriele B Schweikert
BACKGROUND: Functional genomic and epigenomic research relies fundamentally on sequencing based methods like ChIP-seq for the detection of DNA-protein interactions. These techniques return large, high dimensional data sets with visually complex structures, such as multi-modal peaks extended over large genomic regions. Current tools for visualisation and data exploration represent and leverage these complex features only to a limited extent. RESULTS: We present DGW, an open source software package for simultaneous alignment and clustering of multiple epigenomic marks...
December 13, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103242/genome-wide-binding-of-posterior-hoxa-d-transcription-factors-reveals-subgrouping-and-association-with-ctcf
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Ivana Jerković, Daniel M Ibrahim, Guillaume Andrey, Stefan Haas, Peter Hansen, Catrin Janetzki, Irene González Navarrete, Peter N Robinson, Jochen Hecht, Stefan Mundlos
Homeotic genes code for key transcription factors (HOX-TFs) that pattern the animal body plan. During embryonic development, Hox genes are expressed in overlapping patterns and function in a partially redundant manner. In vitro biochemical screens probing the HOX-TF sequence specificity revealed largely overlapping sequence preferences, indicating that co-factors might modulate the biological function of HOX-TFs. However, due to their overlapping expression pattern, high protein homology, and insufficiently specific antibodies, little is known about their genome-wide binding preferences...
January 19, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093207/p53-mediates-the-suppression-of-cancer-cell-invasion-by-inducing-lima1-eplin
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Tomoko Ohashi, Masashi Idogawa, Yasushi Sasaki, Takashi Tokino
The tumor suppressor gene p53 is frequently mutated in human cancer. p53 executes various functions, such as apoptosis induction and cell cycle arrest, by modulating transcriptional regulation. In this study, LIM domain and Actin-binding protein 1 (LIMA1) was identified as a target of the p53 family using a cDNA microarray. We also evaluated genome-wide occupancy of the p53 protein by performing chromatin immunoprecipitation-sequencing (ChIP-seq) and identified two p53 response elements in the LIMA1 gene. LIMA1 protein levels were increased by treatment with nutlin-3a, a small molecule that activates endogenous p53...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092692/smile-seq-identifies-binding-motifs-of-single-and-dimeric-transcription-factors
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Alina Isakova, Romain Groux, Michael Imbeault, Pernille Rainer, Daniel Alpern, Riccardo Dainese, Giovanna Ambrosini, Didier Trono, Philipp Bucher, Bart Deplancke
Resolving the DNA-binding specificities of transcription factors (TFs) is of critical value for understanding gene regulation. Here, we present a novel, semiautomated protein-DNA interaction characterization technology, selective microfluidics-based ligand enrichment followed by sequencing (SMiLE-seq). SMiLE-seq is neither limited by DNA bait length nor biased toward strong affinity binders; it probes the DNA-binding properties of TFs over a wide affinity range in a fast and cost-effective fashion. We validated SMiLE-seq by analyzing 58 full-length human, mouse, and Drosophila TFs from distinct structural classes...
January 16, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087634/genome-wide-identification-of-regulatory-elements-in-sertoli-cells
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Danielle M Maatouk, Anirudh Natarajan, Yoichiro Shibata, Lingyun Song, Gregory E Crawford, Uwe Ohler, Blanche Capel
A current goal of molecular biology is to identify transcriptional networks regulating cell differentiation. However, identifying functional gene regulatory elements has been challenging in the context of developing tissues where material is limited and cell types are mixed. To identify regulatory sites during sex determination, we subjected Sertoli cells from mouse fetal testes to DNaseI-seq and ChIP-seq for H3K27ac. DNaseI-seq identified putative regulatory sites around Sertoli- and pregranulosa-enriched genes; however, active enhancers marked by H3K27ac were enriched proximal only to Sertoli-enriched genes...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086949/nek2-promotes-aerobic-glycolysis-in-multiple-myeloma-through-regulating-splicing-of-pyruvate-kinase
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Zhimin Gu, Jiliang Xia, Hongwei Xu, Ivana Frech, Guido Tricot, Fenghuang Zhan
BACKGROUND: Aerobic glycolysis, a hallmark of cancer, is characterized by increased metabolism of glucose and production of lactate in normaxia. Recently, pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) has been identified as a key player for regulating aerobic glycolysis and promoting tumor cell proliferation and survival. METHODS: Tandem affinity purification followed up by mass spectrometry (TAP-MS) and co-immunoprecipitation (Co-IP) were used to study the interaction between NIMA (never in mitosis gene A)-related kinase 2 (NEK2) and heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoproteins (hnRNP) A1/2...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079019/an-efficient-targeted-nuclease-strategy-for-high-resolution-mapping-of-dna-binding-sites
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Peter J Skene, Steven Henikoff
We describe Cleavage Under Targets and Release Using Nuclease (CUT&RUN), a chromatin profiling strategy in which antibody-targeted controlled cleavage by micrococcal nuclease releases specific protein-DNA complexes into the supernatant for paired-end DNA sequencing. Unlike Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP), which fragments and solubilizes total chromatin, CUT&RUN is performed in situ, allowing for both quantitative high-resolution chromatin mapping and probing of the local chromatin environment. When applied to yeast and human nuclei, CUT&RUN yielded precise transcription factor profiles while avoiding cross-linking and solubilization issues...
January 12, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078514/the-molecular-basis-of-the-organization-of-repetitive-dna-containing-constitutive-heterochromatin-in-mammals
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REVIEW
Gohei Nishibuchi, Jérôme Déjardin
Constitutive heterochromatin is composed mainly of repetitive elements and represents the typical inert chromatin structure in eukaryotic cells. Approximately half of the mammalian genome is made of repeat sequences, such as satellite DNA, telomeric DNA, and transposable elements. As essential genes are not present in these regions, most of these repeat sequences were considered as junk DNA in the past. However, it is now clear that these regions are essential for chromosome stability and the silencing of neighboring genes...
January 11, 2017: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076437/mutations-in-splicing-factor-genes-are-a-major-cause-of-autosomal-dominant-retinitis-pigmentosa-in-belgian-families
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Caroline Van Cauwenbergh, Frauke Coppieters, Dimitri Roels, Sarah De Jaegere, Helena Flipts, Julie De Zaeytijd, Sophie Walraedt, Charlotte Claes, Erik Fransen, Guy Van Camp, Fanny Depasse, Ingele Casteels, Thomy de Ravel, Bart P Leroy, Elfride De Baere
PURPOSE: Autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) is characterized by an extensive genetic heterogeneity, implicating 27 genes, which account for 50 to 70% of cases. Here 86 Belgian probands with possible adRP underwent genetic testing to unravel the molecular basis and to assess the contribution of the genes underlying their condition. METHODS: Mutation detection methods evolved over the past ten years, including mutation specific methods (APEX chip analysis), linkage analysis, gene panel analysis (Sanger sequencing, targeted next-generation sequencing or whole exome sequencing), high-resolution copy number screening (customized microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070596/chip-seq-data-analysis-to-define-transcriptional-regulatory-networks
#10
Giulio Pavesi
The first step in the definition of transcriptional regulatory networks is to establish correct relationships between transcription factors (TFs) and their target genes, together with the effect of their regulatory activity (activator or repressor). Fundamental advances in this direction have been made possible by the introduction of experimental techniques such as Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, which, coupled with next-generation sequencing technologies (ChIP-Seq), permit the genome-wide identification of TF binding sites...
January 10, 2017: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068180/clonal-hematopoiesis-associated-with-adverse-outcomes-after-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-lymphoma
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Christopher J Gibson, R Coleman Lindsley, Vatche Tchekmedyian, Brenton G Mar, Jiantao Shi, Siddhartha Jaiswal, Alysia Bosworth, Liton Francisco, Jianbo He, Anita Bansal, Elizabeth A Morgan, Ann S Lacasce, Arnold S Freedman, David C Fisher, Eric Jacobsen, Philippe Armand, Edwin P Alyea, John Koreth, Vincent Ho, Robert J Soiffer, Joseph H Antin, Jerome Ritz, Sarah Nikiforow, Stephen J Forman, Franziska Michor, Donna Neuberg, Ravi Bhatia, Smita Bhatia, Benjamin L Ebert
Purpose Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP) is an age-related condition characterized by somatic mutations in the blood of otherwise healthy adults. We hypothesized that in patients undergoing autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT) for lymphoma, CHIP at the time of ASCT would be associated with an increased risk of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia, collectively termed therapy-related myeloid neoplasm (TMN), and other adverse outcomes. Methods We performed whole-exome sequencing on pre- and post-ASCT samples from 12 patients who developed TMN after autologous transplantation for Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma and targeted sequencing on cryopreserved aliquots of autologous stem-cell products from 401 patients who underwent ASCT for non-Hodgkin lymphoma between 2003 and 2010...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067407/analysis-of-whole-exome-sequencing-with-cardiometabolic-traits-using-family-based-linkage-and-association-in-the-iras-family-study
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Keri L Tabb, Jacklyn N Hellwege, Nicholette D Palmer, Latchezar Dimitrov, Satria Sajuthi, Kent D Taylor, Maggie C Y Ng, Gregory A Hawkins, Yii-der Ida Chen, W Mark Brown, David McWilliams, Adrienne Williams, Carlos Lorenzo, Jill M Norris, Jirong Long, Jerome I Rotter, Joanne E Curran, John Blangero, Lynne E Wagenknecht, Carl D Langefeld, Donald W Bowden
Family-based methods are a potentially powerful tool to identify trait-defining genetic variants in extended families, particularly when used to complement conventional association analysis. We utilized two-point linkage analysis and single variant association analysis to evaluate whole exome sequencing (WES) data from 1205 Hispanic Americans (78 families) from the Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Family Study. WES identified 211,612 variants above the minor allele frequency threshold of ≥0.005. These variants were tested for linkage and/or association with 50 cardiometabolic traits after quality control checks...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065789/choline-kinase-alpha-mediates-interactions-between-the-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-and-mtorc2-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-to-promote-drug-resistance-and-xenograft-tumor-progression
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Xi-Meng Lin, Liang Hu, Jin Gu, Ruo-Yu Wang, Liang Li, Jing Tang, Bao-Hua Zhang, Xing-Zhou Yan, Yan-Jing Zhu, Cong-Li Hu, Wei-Ping Zhou, Shao Li, Jing-Feng Liu, Frank J Gonzalez, Meng-Chao Wu, Hong-Yang Wang, Lei Chen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Choline kinase alpha (CHKA) catalyzes conversion of choline to phosphocholine and can contribute to carcinogenesis. Little is known about the role of CHKA in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: We performed whole-exome and transcriptome sequence analyses of 9 paired HCC and non-tumor adjacent tissues. We performed tissue chip analyses of 120 primary HCC and non-tumor adjacent tissues from patients who received surgery in Shanghai, China from January 2006 through December 2009; 48 sets of specimens (HCC and non-tumor adjacent tissues) were also analyzed...
January 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061811/the-nature-and-nurture-of-cell-heterogeneity-accounting-for-macrophage-gene-environment-interactions-with-single-cell-rna-seq
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Quin F Wills, Esther Mellado-Gomez, Rory Nolan, Damien Warner, Eshita Sharma, John Broxholme, Benjamin Wright, Helen Lockstone, William James, Mark Lynch, Michael Gonzales, Jay West, Anne Leyrat, Sergi Padilla-Parra, Sarah Filippi, Chris Holmes, Michael D Moore, Rory Bowden
BACKGROUND: Single-cell RNA-Seq can be a valuable and unbiased tool to dissect cellular heterogeneity, despite the transcriptome's limitations in describing higher functional phenotypes and protein events. Perhaps the most important shortfall with transcriptomic 'snapshots' of cell populations is that they risk being descriptive, only cataloging heterogeneity at one point in time, and without microenvironmental context. Studying the genetic ('nature') and environmental ('nurture') modifiers of heterogeneity, and how cell population dynamics unfold over time in response to these modifiers is key when studying highly plastic cells such as macrophages...
January 7, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060339/the-chip-exo-method-identifying-protein-dna-interactions-with-near-base-pair-precision
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Andrea A Perreault, Bryan J Venters
Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) is an indispensable tool in the fields of epigenetics and gene regulation that isolates specific protein-DNA interactions. ChIP coupled to high throughput sequencing (ChIP-seq) is commonly used to determine the genomic location of proteins that interact with chromatin. However, ChIP-seq is hampered by relatively low mapping resolution of several hundred base pairs and high background signal. The ChIP-exo method is a refined version of ChIP-seq that substantially improves upon both resolution and noise...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055034/applying-the-intact-method-to-purify-endosperm-nuclei-and-to-generate-parental-specific-epigenome-profiles
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Jordi Moreno-Romero, Juan Santos-González, Lars Hennig, Claudia Köhler
The early endosperm tissue of dicot species is very difficult to isolate by manual dissection. This protocol details how to apply the INTACT (isolation of nuclei tagged in specific cell types) system for isolating early endosperm nuclei of Arabidopsis at high purity and how to generate parental-specific epigenome profiles. As a Protocol Extension, this article describes an adaptation of an existing Nature Protocol that details the use of the INTACT method for purification of root nuclei. We address how to obtain the INTACT lines, generate the starting material and purify the nuclei...
February 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053168/ccnet-database-of-co-expression-networks-with-functional-modules-for-diploid-and-polyploid-gossypium
#17
Qi You, Wenying Xu, Kang Zhang, Liwei Zhang, Xin Yi, Dongxia Yao, Chunchao Wang, Xueyan Zhang, Xinhua Zhao, Nicholas J Provart, Fuguang Li, Zhen Su
Plant genera with both diploid and polyploid species are a common evolutionary occurrence. Polyploids, especially allopolyploids such as cotton and wheat, are a great model system for heterosis research. Here, we have integrated genome sequences and transcriptome data of Gossypium species to construct co-expression networks and identified functional modules from different cotton species, including 1155 and 1884 modules in G. arboreum and G. hirsutum, respectively. We overlayed the gene expression results onto the co-expression network...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052964/whole-genome-bisulfite-sequencing-of-human-pancreatic-islets-reveals-novel-differentially-methylated-regions-in-type-2-diabetes-pathogenesis
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Petr Volkov, Karl Bacos, Jones K Ofori, Jonathan Lou S Esguerra, Lena Eliasson, Tina Rönn, Charlotte Ling
Current knowledge about the role of epigenetics in type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains limited. Only a few studies have investigated DNA methylation of selected candidate genes or a very small fraction of genomic CpG sites in human pancreatic islets, the tissue of primary pathogenic importance for diabetes. Our aim was to characterize the whole-genome DNA methylation landscape in human pancreatic islets, to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in diabetic islets, and to investigate the function of DMRs in islet biology...
January 4, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052128/gba2-mutations-cause-a-marinesco-sj%C3%A3-gren-like-syndrome-genetic-and-biochemical-studies
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Kristoffer Haugarvoll, Stefan Johansson, Carlos E Rodriguez, Helge Boman, Bjørn Ivar Haukanes, Ove Bruland, Francisco Roque, Inge Jonassen, Maria Blomqvist, Wenche Telstad, Jan-Eric Månsson, Per Morten Knappskog, Laurence A Bindoff
BACKGROUND: With the advent new sequencing technologies, we now have the tools to understand the phenotypic diversity and the common occurrence of phenocopies. We used these techniques to investigate two Norwegian families with an autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia with cataracts and mental retardation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chip analysis followed by Exome sequencing identified a 2 bp homozygous deletion in GBA2 in both families, c...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045055/personalised-proteome-analysis-by-means-of-protein-microarrays-made-from-individual-patient-samples
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Syafrizayanti, Smiths S Lueong, Cuixia Di, Jonas V Schaefer, Andreas Plückthun, Jörg D Hoheisel
DNA sequencing has advanced to a state that permits studying the genomes of individual patients as nearly a matter of routine. Towards analysing a tissue's protein content in a similar manner, we established a method for the production of microarrays that represent full-length proteins as they are encoded in individual specimens, exhibiting the particular variations, such as mutations or splice variations, present in these samples. From total RNA isolates, each transcript is copied to a specific location on the array by an on-chip polymerase elongation reaction, followed by in situ cell-free transcription and translation...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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