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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931862/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-promotes-cell-migration-by-upregulating-insulin-growth-factor-binding-protein-2-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Hiromichi Katayama, Keiichi Tamai, Rie Shibuya, Mao Nakamura, Mai Mochizuki, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Sadafumi Kawamura, Tatsuo Tochigi, Ikuro Sato, Takamasa Okanishi, Kunie Sakurai, Wataru Fujibuchi, Yoichi Arai, Kennichi Satoh
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the most lethal urologic cancers. About one-third of RCC patients already have distal metastasis at the time of diagnosis. There is growing evidence that Hox antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) plays essential roles in metastasis in several types of cancers. However, the precise mechanism by which HOTAIR enhances malignancy remains unclear, especially in RCC. Here, we demonstrated that HOTAIR enhances RCC-cell migration by regulating the insulin growth factor-binding protein 2 (IGFBP2) expression...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927461/additional-sex-combs-interacts-with-enhancer-of-zeste-and-trithorax-and-modulates-levels-of-trimethylation-on-histone-h3k4-and-h3k27-during-transcription-of-hsp70
#2
Taosui Li, Jacob W Hodgson, Svetlana Petruk, Alexander Mazo, Hugh W Brock
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of cell fate determination requires the Polycomb group for repression; the trithorax group for gene activation; and the enhancer of trithorax and Polycomb (ETP) group for both repression and activation. Additional sex combs (Asx) is a genetically identified ETP for the Hox loci, but the molecular basis of its dual function is unclear. RESULTS: We show that in vitro, Asx binds directly to the SET domains of the histone methyltransferases (HMT) enhancer of zeste [E(z)] (H3K27me3) and Trx (H3K4me3) through a bipartite interaction site separated by 846 amino acid residues...
September 19, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913932/hox-d-genes-and-the-fin-to-limb-transition-insights-from-fish-studies
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REVIEW
Ana Paço, Renata Freitas
Genes in the 5' extremity of the HoxD cluster encode DNA-binding transcription factors essential for development of the autopod and digits, regulating primarily gene expression and, consequently, morphogenesis and skeletal differentiation. Comparative studies focused on their expression and regulation have led to the idea that evolution of a bimodal regulation of the HoxD cluster, mainly due to the activation of cis-regulatory units in the centromeric side of the cluster, was a fundamental mechanism that potentiated the fin-to-limb transition in vertebrates...
September 14, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912272/the-transcription-factor-hoxb7-regulates-erk-kinase-activity-and-thereby-stimulates-the-motility-and-invasiveness-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells
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Makiko Tsuboi, Keisuke Taniuchi, Takahiro Shimizu, Motoaki Saito, Toshiji Saibara
HOX genes encode transcription factors that function as sequence-specific transcription factors that are involved in cellular proliferation, differentiation, and death. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of a HOX family protein, HOXB7, in the motility and invasiveness of pancreatic cancer cells. We previously identified a HOXB7 transcript that is one of a number of transcripts that are preferentially translated in membrane protrusions in pancreatic cancer cells. Immunocytochemistry showed that HOXB7 was localized to the cell protrusions of migrating pancreatic cancer cells...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885616/myd88-is-an-essential-component-of-retinoic-acid-induced-differentiation-in-human-pluripotent-embryonal-carcinoma-cells
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Gomaa Sulaiman, Aoife Cooke, Brendan Ffrench, Claudia Gasch, Olayemi Azeez Abdullai, Kevin O'Connor, Salah Elbaruni, Gordon Blackshields, Cathy Spillane, Helen Keegan, Victoria McEneaney, Ronan Knittel, Annamarie Rogers, Ian B Jeffery, Brendan Doyle, Mark Bates, Charles d'Adhemar, Mathia Yc Lee, Eric L Campbell, Paul N Moynagh, Desmond G Higgins, Sharon O'Toole, Luke O'Neill, John J O'Leary, Michael F Gallagher
We have previously reported that myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88) is downregulated during all-trans retinoic acid (RA)-induced differentiation of pluripotent NTera2 human embryonal carcinoma cells (hECCs), whereas its maintained expression is associated with RA differentiation resistance in nullipotent 2102Ep hECCs. MyD88 is the main adapter for toll-like receptor (TLR) signalling, where it determines the secretion of chemokines and cytokines in response to pathogens. In this study, we report that loss of MyD88 is essential for RA-facilitated differentiation of hECCs...
September 8, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877686/disease-stabilizing-treatment-based-on-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-valproic-acid-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-identification-of-responders-by-gene-expression-profiling-of-pretreatment-leukemic-cells
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Håkon Reikvam, Randi Hovland, Rakel Brendsdal Forthun, Sigrid Erdal, Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Hanne Fredly, Øystein Bruserud
BACKGROUND: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive malignancy only cured by intensive therapy. However, many elderly and unfit patients cannot receive such treatment due to an unacceptable risk of treatment-related morbidity and mortality. Disease-stabilizing therapy is then the only possible strategy, one alternative being treatment based on all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) combined with the histone deacetylase inhibitor valproic acid and possibly low-toxicity conventional chemotherapy...
September 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875454/roles-of-retinoic-acid-signaling-in-shaping-the-neuronal-architecture-of-the-developing-amphioxus-nervous-system
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Elisabeth Zieger, Simona Candiani, Greta Garbarino, Jenifer C Croce, Michael Schubert
The morphogen retinoic acid (RA) patterns vertebrate nervous systems and drives neurogenesis, but how these functions evolved remains elusive. Here, we show that RA signaling plays stage- and tissue-specific roles during the formation of neural cell populations with serotonin, dopamine, and GABA neurotransmitter phenotypes in amphioxus, a proxy for the ancestral chordate. Our data suggest that RA signaling restricts the specification of dopamine-containing cells in the ectoderm and of GABA neurons in the neural tube, probably by regulating Hox1 and Hox3 gene expression, respectively...
September 5, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871058/the-hox-proteins-ubx-and-abda-collaborate-with-the-transcription-pausing-factor-m1bp-to-regulate-gene-transcription
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Amel Zouaz, Ankush Auradkar, Marie Claire Delfini, Meiggie Macchi, Marine Barthez, Serge Ela Akoa, Leila Bastianelli, Gengqiang Xie, Wu-Min Deng, Stuart S Levine, Yacine Graba, Andrew J Saurin
In metazoans, the pausing of RNA polymerase II at the promoter (paused Pol II) has emerged as a widespread and conserved mechanism in the regulation of gene transcription. While critical in recruiting Pol II to the promoter, the role transcription factors play in transitioning paused Pol II into productive Pol II is, however, little known. By studying how Drosophila Hox transcription factors control transcription, we uncovered a molecular mechanism that increases productive transcription. We found that the Hox proteins AbdA and Ubx target gene promoters previously bound by the transcription pausing factor M1BP, containing paused Pol II and enriched with promoter-proximal Polycomb Group (PcG) proteins, yet lacking the classical H3K27me3 PcG signature...
September 4, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860158/embryonic-timing-axial-stem-cells-chromatin-dynamics-and-the-hox-clock
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REVIEW
Jacqueline Deschamps, Denis Duboule
Collinear regulation of Hox genes in space and time has been an outstanding question ever since the initial work of Ed Lewis in 1978. Here we discuss recent advances in our understanding of this phenomenon in relation to novel concepts associated with large-scale regulation and chromatin structure during the development of both axial and limb patterns. We further discuss how this sequential transcriptional activation marks embryonic stem cell-like axial progenitors in mammals and, consequently, how a temporal genetic system is further translated into spatial coordinates via the fate of these progenitors...
July 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857242/down-regulation-of-the-long-noncoding-rna-hox-transcript-antisense-intergenic-rna-inhibits-the-occurrence-and-progression-of-glioma
#10
Bin Yang, Zhen-Yu Wei, Bang-Qing Wang, Hua-Chao Yang, Jun-Yi Wang, Xing-Yao Bu
This study aims to explore the role of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA)-HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) in the occurrence and progression of glioma. Fresh glioma and normal brain tissues were classified into a glioma group (n = 67) and a normal group (n = 64) respectively. U87 cells were assigned into the blank, sh-NC and sh-HOTAIR groups. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was utilized to determine HOTAIR expression. Cell proliferation, cell cycle and cell apoptosis rates were detected by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8) and flow cytometry (FCM)...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855339/role-of-remodeling-and-spacing-factor-1-in-histone-h2a-ubiquitination-mediated-gene-silencing
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Zhuo Zhang, Amanda E Jones, Wei Wu, Jinman Kim, Yue Kang, Xiaobao Bi, Yue Gu, Ivan K Popov, Matthew B Renfrow, Marina N Vassylyeva, Dmitry G Vassylyev, Keith E Giles, Dongquan Chen, Ashwath Kumar, Yuhong Fan, Yufeng Tong, Chuan-Fa Liu, Woojin An, Chenbei Chang, Jianjun Luo, Louise T Chow, Hengbin Wang
Posttranslational histone modifications play important roles in regulating chromatin-based nuclear processes. Histone H2AK119 ubiquitination (H2Aub) is a prevalent modification and has been primarily linked to gene silencing. However, the underlying mechanism remains largely obscure. Here we report the identification of RSF1 (remodeling and spacing factor 1), a subunit of the RSF complex, as a H2Aub binding protein, which mediates the gene-silencing function of this histone modification. RSF1 associates specifically with H2Aub, but not H2Bub nucleosomes, through a previously uncharacterized and obligatory region designated as ubiquitinated H2A binding domain...
August 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798948/hoxb13-mutations-and-binding-partners-in-prostate-development-and-cancer-function-clinical-significance-and-future-directions
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Hannah Brechka, Raj R Bhanvadia, Calvin VanOpstall, Donald J Vander Griend
The recent and exciting discovery of germline HOXB13 mutations in familial prostate cancer has brought HOX signaling to the forefront of prostate cancer research. An enhanced understanding of HOX signaling, and the co-factors regulating HOX protein specificity and transcriptional regulation, has the high potential to elucidate novel approaches to prevent, diagnose, stage, and treat prostate cancer. Toward our understanding of HOX biology in prostate development and prostate cancer, basic research in developmental model systems as well as other tumor sites provides a mechanistic framework to inform future studies in prostate biology...
June 2017: Genes & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795084/multi-species-alignments-of-c-elegans-lin-11-intronic-sequences-and-putative-transcriptional-regulators
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Siavash Amon, Bhagwati P Gupta
This data article contains multi-species alignments of the regulatory region of C. elegans LIM-HOX gene lin-11 and lists of transcription factors that are predicted to bind to lin-11 enhancers and regulate expression in amphid neurons. For further details and experimental findings please refer to the article by Amon and Gupta in Developmental Biology (S. Amon, B.P. Gupta, 2017) [1].
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790414/modelling-the-evolution-of-transcription-factor-binding-preferences-in-complex-eukaryotes
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Antonio Rosanova, Alberto Colliva, Matteo Osella, Michele Caselle
Transcription factors (TFs) exert their regulatory action by binding to DNA with specific sequence preferences. However, different TFs can partially share their binding sequences due to their common evolutionary origin. This "redundancy" of binding defines a way of organizing TFs in "motif families" by grouping TFs with similar binding preferences. Since these ultimately define the TF target genes, the motif family organization entails information about the structure of transcriptional regulation as it has been shaped by evolution...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771970/segmental-arithmetic-summing-up-the-hox-gene-regulatory-network-for-hindbrain-development-in-chordates
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REVIEW
Hugo J Parker, Robb Krumlauf
Organization and development of the early vertebrate hindbrain are controlled by a cascade of regulatory interactions that govern the process of segmentation and patterning along the anterior-posterior axis via Hox genes. These interactions can be assembled into a gene regulatory network that provides a framework to interpret experimental data, generate hypotheses, and identify gaps in our understanding of the progressive process of hindbrain segmentation. The network can be broadly separated into a series of interconnected programs that govern early signaling, segmental subdivision, secondary signaling, segmentation, and ultimately specification of segmental identity...
August 3, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764892/expression-and-function-of-spineless-orthologs-correlate-with-distal-deutocerebral-appendage-morphology-across-arthropoda
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Emily V W Setton, Logan E March, Erik D Nolan, Tamsin E Jones, Holly Cho, Ward C Wheeler, Cassandra G Extavour, Prashant P Sharma
The deutocerebral (second) head segment is putatively homologous across Arthropoda, in spite of remarkable disparity of form and function of deutocerebral appendages. In Mandibulata this segment bears a pair of sensory antennae, whereas in Chelicerata the same segment bears a pair of feeding appendages called chelicerae. Part of the evidence for the homology of deutocerebral appendages is the conserved function of homothorax (hth), which has been shown to specify antennal or cheliceral fate in the absence of Hox signaling, in both mandibulate and chelicerate exemplars...
July 29, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731193/promotion-of-glycolysis-by-hotair-through-glut1-upregulation-via-mtor-signaling
#17
Shibo Wei, Qing Fan, Liang Yang, Xiaodong Zhang, Yingbo Ma, Zhihong Zong, Xiangdong Hua, Dongming Su, Hongzhi Sun, Hangyu Li, Zhen Liu
The long non-coding RNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) plays a key role in the progression of various carcinomas. However, whether or not HOTAIR influences glucose metabolism and the specific underlying mechanism in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells remain unclear. In the present study, we found markedly increased HOTAIR expression in 84 HCC tissues and demonstrated that HOTAIR overexpression promoted cell proliferation using Cell Counting Kit-8. The effect on glucose metabolism regulated by HOTAIR in HCC cells was determined by detecting lactate and glucose levels: HOTAIR promoted glycolysis by upregulating glucose transporter isoform 1 (GLUT1) and activating mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling, whereas knockdown of HOTAIR suppressed this effect...
July 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723696/advanced-glycation-end-products-downregulate-hoxa9ec-through-activation-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-by-reciprocal-interaction
#18
Qian-Qian Zhu, Dong-Lin Li, Yang-Yan He, Zi-Heng Wu, Lu Tian, Cheng-Fei Zheng, Nan Zhang, Hong-Kun Zhang
Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) have been recognized as an important pathophysiological mechanism in endothelial dysfunction during diabetic atherogenesis. Homeobox (Hox) genes have been identified as playing a regulatory role in the adult cardiovascular system. Regulation of HoxA9EC is involved in diabetic endothelial dysfunction, but the mechanism of HoxA9EC regulation has remained undefined. Here, we sought to investigate how HoxA9EC is regulated in AGE-induced endothelial dysfunction and to explore the mechanism involved...
2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715417/a-hox-complex-activates-and-potentiates-the-epidermal-growth-factor-signaling-pathway-to-specify-drosophila-oenocytes
#19
Guolun Wang, Lisa Gutzwiller, David Li-Kroeger, Brian Gebelein
Hox transcription factors specify distinct cell types along the anterior-posterior axis of metazoans by regulating target genes that modulate signaling pathways. A well-established example is the induction of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) signaling by an Abdominal-A (Abd-A) Hox complex during the specification of Drosophila hepatocyte-like cells (oenocytes). Previous studies revealed that Abd-A is non-cell autonomously required to promote oenocyte fate by directly activating a gene (rhomboid) that triggers EGF secretion from sensory organ precursor (SOP) cells...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698559/repression-of-abd-b-by-polycomb-is-critical-for-cell-identity-maintenance-in-adult-drosophila-testis
#20
Shuo Zhang, Chenyu Pan, Xiangdong Lv, Wei Wu, Hao Chen, Wenqing Wu, Hailong Wu, Lei Zhang, Yun Zhao
Hox genes play a fundamental role in regulating animal development. However, less is known about their functions on homeostasis maintenance in adult stem cells. Here, we report that the repression of an important axial Hox gene, Abdominal-B (Abd-B), in cyst stem cells (CySCs) is essential for the homeostasis and cell identity maintenance in the adult Drosophila testis. Derepression of Abd-B in CySCs disrupts the proper self-renewal of both germline stem cells (GSCs) and CySCs, and leads to an excessive expansion of early stage somatic cells, which originate from both lineages...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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