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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147778/genome-wide-investigation-of-transcription-factors-provides-insights-into-transcriptional-regulation-in-plutella-xylostella
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Qian Zhao, Dongna Ma, Yuping Huang, Weiyi He, Yiying Li, Liette Vasseur, Minsheng You
Transcription factors (TFs), which play a vital role in regulating gene expression, are prevalent in all organisms and characterization of them may provide important clues for understanding regulation in vivo. The present study reports a genome-wide investigation of TFs in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), a worldwide pest of crucifers. A total of 940 TFs distributed among 133 families were identified. Phylogenetic analysis of insect species showed that some of these families were found to have expanded during the evolution of P...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104474/association-of-surfactant-protein-with-expression-of-hoxa5-and-hoxb5-in-rabbit-fetal-lung
#2
Sung-Hoon Chung, Chong-Woo Bae
Hox genes regulate organ formation and identity of the embryo, and expressed in specific temporo-spatial patterns in the developing embryo. We compared the expression levels of the Hoxa5, Hoxb5, surfactant protein (SP)-A, and SP-B genes in immature and mature rabbit fetal lung tissues, and to uncover roles for Hoxa5, Hoxb5, SP-A, and SP-B. Cesarean sections were performed after rabbits were divided into two groups of 30-31 days of gestation (term group, n = 24) and 26-27 days of gestation (preterm group, n = 24)...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094201/a-review-of-genetic-factors-contributing-to-the-etiopathogenesis-of-anorectal-malformations
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REVIEW
Kashish Khanna, Shilpa Sharma, Noel Pabalan, Neetu Singh, D K Gupta
BACKGROUND: Anorectal malformation (ARM) is a common congenital anomaly with a wide clinical spectrum. Recently, many genetic and molecular studies have been conducted worldwide highlighting the contribution of genetic factors in its etiology. We summarize the current literature on such genetic factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature search was done using different combinations of terms related to genetics in anorectal malformations. From 2012 to June 2017, articles published in the English literature and studies conducted on human population were included...
November 1, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080815/knockdown-of-long-non-coding-rna-hotair-inhibits-cisplatin-resistance-of-gastric-cancer-cells-through-inhibiting-the-pi3k-akt-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways-by-up-regulating-mir-34a
#4
Chuanyao Cheng, Yaguang Qin, Qiongjie Zhi, Jianjun Wang, Changjiang Qin
HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR), a well-known long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), has been reported to be related to cisplatin (DDP) resistance in gastric cancers. However, the molecular mechanism of HOTAIR in DDP resistance of gastric cancer (GC) remains largely undefined. The aim of this study was to investigate the role and underlying mechanism of HOTAIR in regulating cisplatin resistance of GC. The results showed that HOTAIR was over-expressed in GC tissues and GC cell lines, while miR-34a was low-expressed...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079719/integrated-proteomic-and-transcriptomic-analysis-revealslong-noncoding-rna-hotair-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-by-regulating-opioid-growth-factor-receptor-ogfr
#5
Ying Wu, Qian Xiong, Siting Li, Xue Yang, Feng Ge
Long non-coding RNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) is involved in human tumorigenesis and is dysregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying HOTAIR functions in HCC are largely unknown. Here, we employed an integrated transcriptomic and quantitative proteomic analysis to systematically explore the regulatory role of HOTAIR in HCC. A total of 673 transcripts and 293 proteins were found to be dysregulated after HOTAIR inhibition. Bioinformatics studies indicated that differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) are involved in many biological processes, especially cancer-related signaling pathways...
October 27, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073728/hoxa3-promotes-tumor-growth-of-human-colon-cancer-through-activating-egfr-ras-raf-mek-erk-signaling-pathway
#6
Xianxiang Zhang, Guangwei Liu, Lei Ding, Tao Jiang, Shihong Shao, Yuan Gao, Yun Lu
Homeobox A3 (HOXA3), one of HOX transcription factors, regulates gene expression during embryonic development. HOXA3 expression has been reported to be associated with several cancers; however, its role in colon cancer and underlying mechanism are still unclear. The expression of HOXA3 in 232 paired of human colon tumor and adjacent non-tumorous tissues were measured by qPCR. The relationship between HOXA3 expression and clinical outcomes were analyzed by Kaplan-Meier survival curves analysis. Human colon cancer cell lines HT29 and HTC116 were transfected with HOXA3 siRNA or HOXA3 expressing vector, and then cell proliferation and apoptosis were assessed, respectively...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036646/de-novo-deleterious-sequence-variants-that-alter-the-transcriptional-activity-of-the-homeoprotein-pbx1-are-associated-with-intellectual-disability-and-pleiotropic-developmental-defects
#7
Anne Slavotinek, Maurizio Risolino, Marta Losa, Megan T Cho, Kristin G Monaghan, Dina Schneidman-Duhovny, Sarah Parisotto, Johanna C Herkert, Alexander P A Stegmann, Kathryn Miller, Natasha Shur, Jacqueline Chui, Eric Muller, Suzanne DeBrosse, Justin O Szot, Gavin Chapman, Nicholas S Pachter, David S Winlaw, Bryce A Mendelsohn, Joline Dalton, Kyriakie Sarafoglou, Peter I Karachunski, Jane M Lewis, Helio Pedro, Sally L Dunwoodie, Licia Selleri, Joseph Shieh
We present eight patients with de novo, deleterious sequence variants in the PBX1 gene. PBX1 encodes a three amino acid loop extension (TALE) homeodomain transcription factor that forms multimeric complexes with TALE and HOX proteins to regulate target gene transcription during development. As previously reported, Pbx1 homozygous mutant mice (Pbx1-/-) develop malformations and hypoplasia or aplasia of multiple organs, including the craniofacial skeleton, ear, branchial arches, heart, lungs, diaphragm, gut, kidneys, and gonads...
September 22, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035381/high-expression-of-hoxa13-correlates-with-poorly-differentiated-hepatocellular-carcinomas-and-modulates-sorafenib-response-in-in-vitro-models
#8
Luca Quagliata, Cristina Quintavalle, Manuela Lanzafame, Matthias S Matter, Chiara Novello, Luca di Tommaso, Tiziana Pressiani, Lorenza Rimassa, Luigi Tornillo, Massimo Roncalli, Clemente Cillo, Pierlorenzo Pallante, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Charlotte Ky Ng, Luigi M Terracciano
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents the fifth and ninth cause of mortality among male and female cancer patients, respectively and typically arises on a background of a cirrhotic liver. HCC develops in a multi-step process, often encompassing chronic liver injury, steatosis and cirrhosis eventually leading to the malignant transformation of hepatocytes. Aberrant expression of the class I homeobox gene family (HOX), a group of genes crucial in embryogenesis, has been reported in a variety of malignancies including solid tumors...
October 16, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023471/combinatorial-action-of-grainyhead-extradenticle-and-notch-in-regulating-hox-mediated-apoptosis-in-drosophila-larval-cns
#9
Risha Khandelwal, Rashmi Sipani, Sriivatsan Govinda Rajan, Raviranjan Kumar, Rohit Joshi
Hox mediated neuroblast apoptosis is a prevalent way to pattern larval central nervous system (CNS) by different Hox genes, but the mechanism of this apoptosis is not understood. Our studies with Abdominal-A (Abd-A) mediated larval neuroblast (pNB) apoptosis suggests that AbdA, its cofactor Extradenticle (Exd), a helix-loop-helix transcription factor Grainyhead (Grh), and Notch signaling transcriptionally contribute to expression of RHG family of apoptotic genes. We find that Grh, AbdA, and Exd function together at multiple motifs on the apoptotic enhancer...
October 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970725/hox-transcript-antisense-intergenic-rna-represses-e-cadherin-expression-by-binding-to-ezh2-in-gastric-cancer
#10
Wen-Ming Chen, Wei-Dong Chen, Xue-Mei Jiang, Xue-Feng Jia, Hong-Mei Wang, Qiu-Jie Zhang, Yong-Qian Shu, Hai-Bo Zhao
AIM: To clarify the mechanisms of HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) in gastric cancer (GC) migration and invasion. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to detect the expression level of HOTAIR in GC tissues. The correlation of its expression with clinicopathological features was analyzed. Area under receiver operating characteristic curve (AUCROC) was constructed to evaluate the diagnostic value of HOTAIR. Wound-healing assay and Transwell assay were performed to detect the biological effects of HOTAIR in GC cells...
September 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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
#11
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
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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
#13
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
#14
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...
October 27, 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
#15
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...
November 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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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...
October 2, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860158/embryonic-timing-axial-stem-cells-chromatin-dynamics-and-the-hox-clock
#19
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
#20
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
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