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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339543/genes-predisposed-to-dna-hypermethylation-during-acquired-resistance-to-chemotherapy-are-identified-in-ovarian-tumors-by-bivalent-chromatin-domains-at-initial-diagnosis
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Edward Curry, Constanze Zeller, Nahal Masrour, Darren Patten, John Gallon, Charlotte S Wilhelm-Benartzi, Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami, David D L Bowtell, Robert Brown
Bivalent chromatin domains containing both active H3K4me3 and repressive H3K27me3 histone marks define gene sets poised for expression or silencing in differentiating embryonic stem (ES) cells. In cancer cells aberrantly poised genes may facilitate changes in transcriptional states after exposure to anti-cancer drugs. In this study, we used ChIP-seq to characterize genome-wide positioning of H3K4me3 and H3K27me3-associated chromatin in primary high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas and in normal ovarian surface and fallopian tube tissue...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301935/-inhibition-of-histone-h3k27-demethylase-selectively-modulates-inflammatory-phenotypes-of-natural-killer-cells
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Adam Cribbs, Edward S Hookway, Graham Wells, Morten Lindow, Susanna Obad, Henrik Oerum, Rab K Prinjha, Nick Athanasou, Aneka Sowman, Martin Philpott, Henry Penn, Kalle Soderstrom, Marc Feldmann, Udo Oppermann
Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphocytes, important in immune surveillance and elimination of stressed, transformed, or virus-infected cells. They critically shape the inflammatory cytokine environment to orchestrate interactions of cells of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Some studies have reported that NK cell activation and cytokine secretion are controlled epigenetically, but have yielded only limited insight into the mechanisms. Using chemical screening with small-molecule inhibitors of chromatin methylation and acetylation, further validated by knockdown approaches, we here identified Jumonji-type histone H3K27 demethylases as key regulators of cytokine production in human NK cell subsets...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285184/modulation-of-dna-methylation-by-human-papillomavirus-e6-and-e7-oncoproteins-in-cervical-cancer
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Prakriti Sen, Pooja Ganguly, Niladri Ganguly
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are double stranded circular DNA viruses that infect cutaneous and mucosal epithelial cells. Almost 99% of cervical cancer has a HPV infection. The early oncoproteins E6 and E7 are important in this cellular transformation process. Epigenetic mechanisms have long been known to result in decisive alterations in DNA, leading to alterations in DNA-protein interactions, alterations in chromatin structure and compaction and significant alterations in gene expression. The enzymes responsible for these epigenetic modifications are DNA methyl transferases (DNMTs), histone acetylases and deacetylases...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281093/large-scale-determination-and-characterization-of-cell-type-specific-regulatory-elements-in-the-human-genome
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Can Wang, Shihua Zhang
Histone modifications have been widely elucidated to play vital roles in gene regulation and cell identity. The Roadmap Epigenomics Consortium generated a reference catalogue of several key histone modifications across > 100s of human cell types and tissues. Decoding these epigenomes into functional regulatory elements is a challenging task in computational biology. To this end, we adopted a differential chromatin modification analysis framework to comprehensively determine and characterize cell type-specific regulatory elements (CSREs) and their histone modification codes in the human epigenomes of five histone modifications across 127 tissues or cell types...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247555/the-triterpenoid-corosolic-acid-blocks-transformation-and-epigenetically-reactivates-nrf2-in-tramp-c1-prostate-cells
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Jie Yang, Renyi Wu, Wenji Li, Linbo Gao, Yuqing Yang, Ping Li, Ah-Ng Kong
Corosolic acid (CRA) is found in various plants and has been used as a health food supplement worldwide. Although it has been reported that CRA exhibits significant anticancer activity, the effect of this compound on prostate cancer remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of CRA on cellular transformation and the reactivation of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) through epigenetic regulation in TRAMP-C1 prostate cells. Specifically, we found that CRA inhibited anchorage-independent growth of prostate cancer TRAMP-C1 cells but not Nrf2 knockout prostate cancer TRAMP-C1 cells...
December 16, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224136/a-summary-of-the-biological-processes-disease-associated-changes-and-clinical-applications-of-dna-methylation
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Gitte Brinch Andersen, Jörg Tost
DNA methylation at cytosines followed by guanines, CpGs, forms one of the multiple layers of epigenetic mechanisms controlling and modulating gene expression through chromatin structure. It closely interacts with histone modifications and chromatin remodeling complexes to form the local genomic and higher-order chromatin landscape. DNA methylation is essential for proper mammalian development, crucial for imprinting and plays a role in maintaining genomic stability. DNA methylation patterns are susceptible to change in response to environmental stimuli such as diet or toxins, whereby the epigenome seems to be most vulnerable during early life...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203199/overexpression-of-oct4-induced-by-modulation-of-histone-marks-plays-crucial-role-in-breast-cancer-progression
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Swayamsiddha Kar, Samir Kumar Patra
OCT4 is known as the gatekeeper of pluripotent embryonic state as it is responsible for maintenance of pluripotency via self-renewal of embryonic stem cells and acquisition of induced pluripotency via somatic cell reprogramming. OCT4 is responsible for oncogenic transformation by disrupting pre-scheduled differentiation programs and in general, favoring evolution of cancer cells into a more aggressive cancer stem cell phenotype. In this study, we have investigated in details, the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms responsible for over-expression and subsequent aberrant function of OCT4 in breast cancer...
February 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187201/sirt1-interaction-with-active-smad2-modulates-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-regulated-transcription
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Eva María García-Vizcaíno, Sergio Liarte, José Luis Alonso-Romero, Francisco José Nicolás
BACKGROUND: The simplicity of Transforming Growth Factor ß (TGFβ) signaling pathway, linear and non-amplified, hardly sustains its variety of responses. This is often justified by the complex regulation showed by Smad proteins, TGFβ signaling intracellular transducers, object of post-translational modifications that modulate TGFβ-dependent transcription. Protein acetylation is emerging as a compelling mechanism affecting the activities of significant transcription factors, including p53, FOXO or NF-kB...
November 29, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178021/epigenetic-drivers-in-pediatric-medulloblastoma
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REVIEW
Martine F Roussel, Jennifer L Stripay
Epigenetics is the process by which gene expression is regulated by events other than alterations of the genome. This includes DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin remodeling, microRNAs, and long non-coding RNAs. Methylation of DNA, chromatin remodeling, and histone modifications regulate the chromatin and access of transcription factors to DNA and in turn gene transcription. Alteration of chromatin is now recognized to be deregulated in many cancers. Medulloblastoma is an embryonal tumor of the cerebellum and the most common malignant brain tumor in children, that occurs only rarely in adults...
November 25, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173808/epigenetic-and-microenvironmental-alterations-in-bone-marrow-associated-with-ros-in-experimental-aplastic-anemia
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Ritam Chatterjee, Sujata Law
Aplastic anemia or bone marrow failure often develops as an effect of chemotherapeutic drug application for the treatment of various pathophysiological conditions including cancer. The long-term bone marrow injury affects the basic hematopoietic population including hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs). The present study aimed in unearthing the underlying mechanisms of chemotherapeutics mediated bone marrow aplasia with special focus on altered redox status and associated effects on hematopoietic microenvironment and epigenetic status of hematopoietic cells...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171881/rna-n6-methyladenosine-methyltransferase-mettl3-promotes-liver-cancer-progression-through-ythdf2-dependent-post-transcriptional-silencing-of-socs2
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Mengnuo Chen, Lai Wei, Cheuk-Ting Law, Felice Ho-Ching Tsang, Jialing Shen, Carol Lai-Hung Cheng, Long-Hin Tsang, Daniel Wai-Hung Ho, David Kung-Chun Chiu, Joyce Man-Fong Lee, Carmen Chak-Lui Wong, Irene Oi-Lin Ng, Chun-Ming Wong
Epigenetic alterations immensely contributed to human carcinogenesis. Conventional epigenetic studies predominantly focused on DNA methylation, histone modifications, and chromatin remodeling. Recently, diverse and reversible chemical modifications on RNAs emerge as a new layer of epigenetic regulation. N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is the most abundant chemical modification on eukaryotic mRNA and is important to the regulation of mRNA stability, splicing, and translation. Using transcriptome sequencing, we discovered that METTL3 (methyltransferase like 3), a major RNA N6-adenosine methyltransferase, was significantly up-regulated in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and multiple solid tumors...
November 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163371/cofactors-as-metabolic-sensors-driving-cell-adaptation-in-physiology-and-disease
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REVIEW
Nabil Rabhi, Sarah Anissa Hannou, Philippe Froguel, Jean-Sébastien Annicotte
Chromatin architectures and epigenetic fingerprint regulation are fundamental for genetically determined biological processes. Chemical modifications of the chromatin template sensitize the genome to intracellular metabolism changes to set up diverse functional adaptive states. Accumulated evidence suggests that the action of epigenetic modifiers is sensitive to changes in dietary components and cellular metabolism intermediates, linking nutrition and energy metabolism to gene expression plasticity. Histone posttranslational modifications create a code that acts as a metabolic sensor, translating changes in metabolism into stable gene expression patterns...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162512/mmp9-gene-expression-regulation-by-intragenic-epigenetic-modifications-in-breast-cancer
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Liliane M B Klassen, Andressa Chequin, Graciele C M Manica, Isis V Biembengut, Mariana B Toledo, Valter A Baura, Fábio de O Pedrosa, Edneia A S Ramos, Fabrício F Costa, Emanuel M De Souza, Giseli Klassen
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. Metastasis remains a major challenge for the clinical management and prognosis of patients with cancer. The metalloprotease MMP-9 plays a critical role in the first step of metastasis through extracellular matrix degradation. In this study, our goal was to determine the effect of epigenetic mechanisms in the promoter and intragenic region of this gene and to correlate it to the levels of expression of MMP9 in breast cancer cell lines...
November 18, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149419/changes-in-chromatin-state-reveal-arnt2-at-a-node-of-a-tumorigenic-transcription-factor-signature-driving-glioblastoma-cell-aggressiveness
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Alexandra Bogeas, Ghislaine Morvan-Dubois, Elias A El-Habr, François-Xavier Lejeune, Matthieu Defrance, Ashwin Narayanan, Klaudia Kuranda, Fanny Burel-Vandenbos, Salwa Sayd, Virgile Delaunay, Luiz G Dubois, Hugues Parrinello, Stéphanie Rialle, Sylvie Fabrega, Ahmed Idbaih, Jacques Haiech, Ivan Bièche, Thierry Virolle, Michele Goodhardt, Hervé Chneiweiss, Marie-Pierre Junier
Although a growing body of evidence indicates that phenotypic plasticity exhibited by glioblastoma cells plays a central role in tumor development and post-therapy recurrence, the master drivers of their aggressiveness remain elusive. Here we mapped the changes in active (H3K4me3) and repressive (H3K27me3) histone modifications accompanying the repression of glioblastoma stem-like cells tumorigenicity. Genes with changing histone marks delineated a network of transcription factors related to cancerous behavior, stem state, and neural development, highlighting a previously unsuspected association between repression of ARNT2 and loss of cell tumorigenicity...
November 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142071/chromatin-histone-modifications-and-rigidity-affect-nuclear-morphology-independent-of-lamins
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Andrew D Stephens, Patrick Z Liu, Edward J Banigan, Luay M Almassalha, Vadim Backman, Stephen A Adam, Robert D Goldman, John F Marko
Nuclear shape and architecture influence gene localization, mechanotransduction, transcription, and cell function. Abnormal nuclear morphology and protrusions termed "blebs" are diagnostic markers for many human afflictions including heart disease, aging, progeria, and cancer. Nuclear blebs are associated with both lamin and chromatin alterations. A number of prior studies suggest that lamins dictate nuclear morphology, but the contributions of altered chromatin compaction remain unclear. We show that chromatin histone modification state dictates nuclear rigidity, and modulating it is sufficient to both induce and suppress nuclear blebs...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113254/epigenetic-analysis-of-fhl1-tumor-suppressor-gene-in-human-liver-cancer
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Jun Wang, Fang Huang, Jian Huang, Jindan Kong, Shenglan Liu, Jun Jin
Liver cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among human malignancies. Four and a half LIM domains 1 (FHL1), as a tumor suppressor gene, is frequently downregulated in multiple types of human cancer. However, the role and specific mechanisms of FHL1 as a tumor suppressor in liver cancer are poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the role and associated mechanisms of FHL1 in human liver cancer. The level of FHL1 mRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissue specimens and cell lines derived from the human liver was determined using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075615/pharmacologic-targeting-of-chromatin-modulators-as-therapeutics-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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REVIEW
Rui Lu, Gang Greg Wang
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a common hematological cancer of myeloid lineage cells, generally exhibits poor prognosis in the clinic and demands new treatment options. Recently, direct sequencing of samples from human AMLs and pre-leukemic diseases has unveiled their mutational landscapes and significantly advanced the molecular understanding of AML pathogenesis. The newly identified recurrent mutations frequently "hit" genes encoding epigenetic modulators, a wide range of chromatin-modifying enzymes and regulatory factors involved in gene expression regulation, supporting aberration of chromatin structure and epigenetic modification as a main oncogenic mechanism and cancer-initiating event...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074395/epigenetics-of-malignant-melanoma
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REVIEW
Bruce Moran, Romina Silva, Antoinette S Perry, William M Gallagher
Patients with malignant melanoma generally have a good prognosis if the disease presents prior to metastasis. Due to progress with targeted and immunotherapies, the median survival of metastatic melanoma patients is now over 2 years. The disease is characterised by one of the highest somatic mutation rates observed amongst cancer types, with a specific mutational signature based on UV radiation damage evident. Highly prevalent mutations, such as the BRAF(V600E), in the MAPK cascade indicate truncal involvement of this pathway in the earliest stage of melanoma...
October 23, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058709/molecular-analysis-of-prc2-recruitment-to-dna-in-chromatin-and-its-inhibition-by-rna
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Xueyin Wang, Richard D Paucek, Anne R Gooding, Zachary Z Brown, Eva J Ge, Tom W Muir, Thomas R Cech
Many studies have revealed pathways of epigenetic gene silencing by Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) in vivo, but understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms requires biochemistry. Here we analyze interactions of reconstituted human PRC2 with nucleosome complexes. Histone modifications, the H3K27M cancer mutation, and inclusion of JARID2 or EZH1 in the PRC2 complex have unexpectedly minor effects on PRC2-nucleosome binding. Instead, protein-free linker DNA dominates the PRC2-nucleosome interaction...
October 23, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048620/dna-methylation-and-histone-modifications-as-epigenetic-regulation-in-prostate-cancer-review
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Maria Nowacka-Zawisza, Ewelina Wiśnik
Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Poland after lung cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality after lung and colon cancer. The etiology of most cases of prostate cancer are not fully known, and therefore it is essential to search for the molecular basis of prostate cancer and markers for the early diagnosis of this type of cancer. Epigenetics deals with changes in gene expression that are not determined by changes in the DNA sequence. Epigenetic changes refer to changes in the structure of DNA, which are the result of DNA modification after replication and/or post-translational modification of proteins associated with DNA...
September 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
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