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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723696/advanced-glycation-end-products-downregulate-hoxa9ec-through-activation-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-by-reciprocal-interaction
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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...
July 20, 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
#2
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 17, 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695962/gdf11-smad-signalling-and-cdx-proteins-cooperate-to-activate-the-hoxc8-early-enhancer-in-hepg2-cells
#4
Stephen J Gaunt
Developing anatomy along the head-tail axis of bilaterian embryos is specified, to a large extent, by the overlapping patterns of expression of the Hox genes. Hox gene enhancers respond to a variety of signals in order to regulate these discreet domains of expression. For mouse Hoxc8, the 399bp "early enhancer" plays a major role. Activation of this enhancer is now examined using luciferase expression constructs transfected into HepG2 cells. Constructs are activated by the combined actions of Gdf11/Smad and Cdx protein signalling pathways, both of which are functional in early embryos...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694486/ctcf-binding-landscape-in-jawless-fish-with-reference-to-hox-cluster-evolution
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Mitsutaka Kadota, Yuichiro Hara, Kaori Tanaka, Wataru Takagi, Chiharu Tanegashima, Osamu Nishimura, Shigehiro Kuraku
The nuclear protein CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) contributes as an insulator to chromatin organization in animal genomes. Currently, our knowledge of its binding property is confined mainly to mammals. In this study, we identified CTCF homologs in extant jawless fishes and performed ChIP-seq for the CTCF protein in the Arctic lamprey. Our phylogenetic analysis suggests that the lamprey lineage experienced gene duplication that gave rise to its unique paralog, designated CTCF2, which is independent from the previously recognized duplication between CTCF and CTCFL...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674422/increased-methylation-and-decreased-expression-of-homeobox-genes-tlx1-hoxa10-and-dlx5-in-human-placenta-are-associated-with-trophoblast-differentiation
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Boris Novakovic, Thierry Fournier, Lynda K Harris, Joanna James, Claire T Roberts, Hannah E J Yong, Bill Kalionis, Danièle Evain-Brion, Peter R Ebeling, Euan M Wallace, Richard Saffery, Padma Murthi
Homeobox genes regulate embryonic and placental development, and are widely expressed in the human placenta, but their regulatory control by DNA methylation is unclear. DNA methylation analysis was performed on human placentae from first, second and third trimesters to determine methylation patterns of homeobox gene promoters across gestation. Most homeobox genes were hypo-methylated throughout gestation, suggesting that DNA methylation is not the primary mechanism involved in regulating HOX genes expression in the placenta...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669171/hotair-long-noncoding-rna-is-not-a-biomarker-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml-in-iranian-patients
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Arezou Sayad, Abbas Hajifathali, Amir Ali Hamidieh, Elham Roshandel, Mohammad Taheri
Accumulating evidence indicates that lncRNAs may have potential as new biomarkers to predict prognosis of different human cancers. HOTAIR lncRNA, transcribed from the human HOX locus, has been suggested to regulate gene expression of important target genes and up-regulation has been noted in malignancies. The role of HOX transcript antisense RNA in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was investigated in the present case control study. HOTAIR expression was evaluated in blood samples of twenty five de novo AML patients and fifty healthy controls using real-time quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR)...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649807/microrna-196-regulates-hox-gene-expression-in-human-gluteal-adipose-tissue
#8
Adeline Divoux, Hui Xie, Jian-Liang Li, Kalypso Karastergiou, Ranjan J Perera, R Jeffrey Chang, Susan K Fried, Steven R Smith
OBJECTIVE: Lower body fat is associated with diminishing cardiometabolic risk. Physiological differences between gluteofemoral and abdominal subcutaneous adipocyte functions are known, but the molecular basis for depot differences in adipocyte function is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to identify depot differences in microRNA (miRNA) expression in human abdominal and gluteofemoral subcutaneous adipose tissues and their implication in gene regulation. METHODS: Abdominal and gluteofemoral adipose tissue aspirates obtained from 18 participants (9 male and 9 female, age 30 ± 1...
June 25, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649178/hotair-a-key-regulator-in-gynecologic-cancers
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Jing Li, Jing Wang, Yan Zhong, Ruixia Guo, Danxia Chu, Haifeng Qiu, Zhongfu Yuan
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in the initiation and progression of human cancers. HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) is an lncRNA localized to the mammalian HOXC gene cluster; it can interact with polycomb repressive complex 2 and the lysine-specific histone demethylase/CoREST/REST complex, and it manipulates the expression of various genes. HOTAIR promotes tumor invasion and metastasis by silencing tumor suppressors, and activating oncogenes and signaling pathways. HOTAIR is deregulated in many human cancers; despite its critical roles in health and disease, the underlying mechanisms governing HOTAIR function are unknown...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642242/specific-expression-and-function-of-the-six3-optix-in-drosophila-serially-homologous-organs
#10
Amer Al Khatib, Natalia Siomava, Antonella Iannini, Nico Posnien, Fernando Casares
Organ size and pattern results from the integration of two positional information systems. One global, encoded by the Hox genes, links organ type with position along the main body axis. Within specific organs, local information is conveyed by signaling molecules that regulate organ growth and pattern. The mesothoracic (T2) wing and the metathoracic (T3) haltere of Drosophila represent a paradigmatic example of this coordination. The Hox gene Ultrabithorax (Ubx), expressed in the developing T3, selects haltere identity by, among other processes, modulating the production and signaling efficiency of Dpp, a BMP2-like molecule that acts as a major regulator of size and pattern...
June 22, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621427/adhfe1-a-novel-enzyme-involved-in-retinoic-acid-dependent-hox-activation
#11
Yehuda Shabtai, Natalie Shukrun, Abraham Fainsod
Retinoic acid (RA) signaling is a central pathway regulating anterior-posterior patterning of the embryo through its targets, the Hox genes. RA is produced by two sequential oxidations from vitamin A (retinol) and this biosynthesis has to be regulated temporally, spatially and quantitatively. Mining Xenopus embryonic expression databases identified a novel component of the RA metabolic network, ADHFe1. Using Xenopus laevis embryos as our experimental system we determined the temporal and spatial pattern of AdhFe1 expression...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614722/quantitative-analysis-of-the-dna-methylation-sensitivity-of-transcription-factor-complexes
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Judith F Kribelbauer, Oleg Laptenko, Siying Chen, Gabriella D Martini, William A Freed-Pastor, Carol Prives, Richard S Mann, Harmen J Bussemaker
Although DNA modifications play an important role in gene regulation, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. We developed EpiSELEX-seq to probe the sensitivity of transcription factor binding to DNA modification in vitro using massively parallel sequencing. Feature-based modeling quantifies the effect of cytosine methylation ((5)mC) on binding free energy in a position-specific manner. Application to the human bZIP proteins ATF4 and C/EBPβ and three different Pbx-Hox complexes shows that (5)mCpG can both increase and decrease affinity, depending on where the modification occurs within the protein-DNA interface...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609438/peg3-control-on-the-mammalian-msl-complex
#13
An Ye, Hana Kim, Joomyeong Kim
Peg3 (paternally expressed gene 3) encodes a DNA-binding protein that functions as a transcriptional repressor. Recent studies revealed that PEG3 binds to Msl1 (male-specific lethal 1) and Msl3, the two main components of the MSL complex. In the current study, we investigated potential roles of Peg3 in controlling its downstream genes through H4K16ac, the histone modification by the MSL complex. According to the results, complete removal of PEG3 resulted in up-regulation of Msl1 and Msl3, and subsequently an increase in the global levels of H4K16ac, confirming PEG3 as a transcriptional repressor for MSL during mammalian development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605223/homeobox-c10-inhibits-the-osteogenic-differentiation-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#14
Guoqing Li, Nannan Han, Haoqing Yang, Liping Wang, Xiao Lin, Shu Diao, Juan Du, Rui Dong, Songlin Wang, Zhipeng Fan
PURPOSE: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a reliable cell source for tissue regeneration. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the directed differentiation of MSCs remain unclear which impedes potential clinical applications. Recent studies have discovered that HOX genes are involved in the differentiation regulation of MSCs and bone formation. In this study, we investigate the HOXC10 function in the osteogenic differentiation potential of MSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stem cells from apical papilla (SCAPs) and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) were used in this study...
June 12, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604694/a-mutant-o-glcnacase-enriches-drosophila-developmental-regulators
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Nithya Selvan, Ritchie Williamson, Daniel Mariappa, David G Campbell, Robert Gourlay, Andrew T Ferenbach, Tonia Aristotelous, Iva Hopkins-Navratilova, Matthias Trost, Daan M F van Aalten
Protein O-GlcNAcylation is a reversible post-translational modification of serines and threonines on nucleocytoplasmic proteins. It is cycled by the enzymes O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and O-GlcNAc hydrolase (O-GlcNAcase or OGA). Genetic approaches in model organisms have revealed that protein O-GlcNAcylation is essential for early embryogenesis. The Drosophila melanogaster gene supersex combs (sxc), which encodes OGT, is a polycomb gene, whose null mutants display homeotic transformations and die at the pharate adult stage...
June 12, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584089/dynamic-regulation-of-nanog-and-stem-cell-signaling-pathways-by-hoxa1-during-early-neuro-ectodermal-differentiation-of-es-cells
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Bony De Kumar, Hugo J Parker, Mark E Parrish, Jeffrey J Lange, Brian D Slaughter, Jay R Unruh, Ariel Paulson, Robb Krumlauf
Homeobox a1 (Hoxa1) is one of the most rapidly induced genes in ES cell differentiation and it is the earliest expressed Hox gene in the mouse embryo. In this study, we used genomic approaches to identify Hoxa1-bound regions during early stages of ES cell differentiation into the neuro-ectoderm. Within 2 h of retinoic acid treatment, Hoxa1 is rapidly recruited to target sites that are associated with genes involved in regulation of pluripotency, and these genes display early changes in expression. The pattern of occupancy of Hoxa1 is dynamic and changes over time...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553126/rna-binding-protein-hur-promotes-bladder-cancer-progression-by-competitively-binding-to-the-long-noncoding-hotair-with-mir-1
#17
Dapeng Yu, Chao Zhang, Junqing Gui
The elevated expressions of RNA-binding protein HuR and long noncoding HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) are observed in numerous cancers. And HuR often exerts its promotive effects on tumorigenesis via binding to AU-rich elements in target transcripts and thus regulating the expression of target transcripts. However, the roles and related mechanisms of HuR/HOTAIR in bladder cancer progression have never been formally tested. Here, we found that the expression level of HuR was higher in clinical bladder cancer samples than in normal adjacent samples, mirroring that of HOTAIR, and their expression showed strong correlation...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546992/identification-of-transcription-factors-potentially-involved-in-human-adipogenesis-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
Melvin Anyasi Ambele, Michael Sean Pepper
BACKGROUND: Increased adiposity in humans leads to obesity, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. We previously conducted an extensive unbiased in vitro transcriptomic analysis of adipogenesis, using human adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs). Here, we have applied computational methods to these data to identify transcription factors (TFs) that constitute the upstream gene regulatory networks potentially, driving adipocyte formation in human ASCs...
May 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541373/the-histone-acetylation-mediated-by-gcn5-regulates-the-hoxc11-gene-expression-in-mefs
#19
Ji Hoon Oh, Ji-Yeon Lee, Kyoung-Ah Kong, Jie Min Kim, Myoung Hee Kim
Hox genes are responsible for encoding transcription factors that are essential for anterior-posterior body patterning at early stages of embryogenesis. However, detailed mechanisms of Hox genes are yet to be defined. Protein kinase B alpha (Akt1) was previously identified as a possible upstream regulator of Hox genes. Furthermore, the Hoxc11 gene has been upregulated in Akt1 null (Akt1-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), while repressed in wild-type MEFs. In this study, we propose to investigate the role of Gcn5, a histone acetyltransferase, in the regulation of Hoxc11 expression in MEFs...
May 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534516/transcriptional-and-posttranscriptional-regulation-of-hoxa13-by-lncrna-hottip-facilitates-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-in-esophageal-squamous-carcinoma-cells
#20
C Lin, Y Wang, Y Wang, S Zhang, L Yu, C Guo, H Xu
The long non-coding RNA, HOTTIP, has an important role in tumorigenesis. It is known that HOTTIP regulates HOX gene family; however, its regulatory mechanism in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains elusive. In this study, we investigated the role of HOTTIP in ESCC and observed that HOTTIP/HOXA13 was upregulated in ESCC and promoted cell proliferation and metastasis in vivo and in vitro. Interestingly, harboring a miR-30b-binding site, HOTTIP as a molecular sponge mainly regulated miR-30b level in the nucleus and modulated the repression of HOXA13 mediated by miR-30b in the cytoplasm, resulting in the positive HOTTIP/HOXA13 correlation...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
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