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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904706/the-central-role-of-hotair-in-the-malignancy-of-cd44-human-hypopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
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Hongxia Cheng, Xinhua Cui, Ying Guo, Lintao Gu, Yaning Wang, Qirong Wang, Hui Liang
Human hypopharyngeal carcinoma is one of the most common malignant tumors. CD44 could serve as a molecular marker to screen for cancer stem cells (CSCs) in hypopharyngeal cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the role of HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) on cell proliferation and invasion in CD44+ FADU cells (human hypopharyngeal carcinoma cells). We also explored the underlying mechanism contributing to HOTAIR's observed effects. CD44+ FADU cells were sorted and purified by flow cytometry and infected with lentivirus stably expressing HOTAIR shRNA...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904675/expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-hotair-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-tca8113-cells-and-its-associated-biological-behavior
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Huawei Liu, Zhiyong Li, Chao Wang, Lin Feng, Haitao Huang, Changkui Liu, Fengxia Li
As a long noncoding RNA, HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) is highly expressed in many types of tumors. However, its expression and function in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells and tissues remains largely unknown. We herein studied the biological functions of HOTAIR in OSCC Tca8113 cells. Real-time quantitative PCR showed that HOTAIR, p21 and p53 mRNA expressions in doxorubicin (DOX)-treated or γ-ray-irradiated Tca8113 cells were up-regulated. Knockdown of p53 expression inhibited DOX-induced HOTAIR up-regulation, suggesting that DNA damage-induced HOTAIR expression may be associated with p53...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900563/lncrna-hotair-promotes-cisplatin-resistance-in-gastric-cancer-by-targeting-mir-126-to-activate-the-pi3k-akt-mrp1-genes
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Jin Yan, Yini Dang, Shiyu Liu, Yifeng Zhang, Guoxin Zhang
Altered expression of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) has shown to associate with human cancer development and progression and drug resistance. LncRNA HOX antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) regulates chromatin state and highly expressed in various human cancers. This study analyzed HOTAIR expression in gastric cancer cells and tissues and then assessed the effects of HOTAIR on modulation of gastric cancer cell sensitivity to cisplatin and the underlying molecular events. The data showed that HOTAIR was significantly upregulated in cisplatin-resistant gastric cancer cells and tissues compared with control cells and noncancerous gastric tissues...
November 30, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895772/hotair-a-long-non-coding-rna-driver-of-malignancy-whose-expression-is-activated-by-foxc1-negatively-regulates-mirna-1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Dong-Na Su, Shi-Pin Wu, Hong-Tao Chen, Jin-Hua He
Evidence is rapidly accumulating that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in human tumorigenesis and are dysregulated in multiple cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). lncRNAs can regulate essential pathways that contribute to tumor initiation and progression with tissue specificity, which suggests that lncRNAs may be valuable biomarkers and therapeutic targets. HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) has previously been demonstrated to be an oncogene and a negative prognostic factor in a variety of cancers; however, the factors that contribute to the upregulation of HOTAIR and the interaction between HOTAIR and microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are largely unknown...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895308/epigenetic-inhibition-of-mir-663b-by-long-non-coding-rna-hotair-promotes-pancreatic-cancer-cell-proliferation-via-up-regulation-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-2
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Huihua Cai, Yong An, Xuemin Chen, Donglin Sun, Tongbing Chen, Yan Peng, Feng Zhu, Yong Jiang, Xiaozhou He
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers with a poor prognosis. Although microRNAs are involving in the carcinogenesis and development of pancreatic cancer, little information is known regarding the role of miR-663b in pancreatic cancer. In this study, the expression of miR-663b in pancreatic cancer cells was down-regulated by hypermethylation in its putative promoter region, and overexpression of miR-663b repressed cell proliferation, invasion and migration, and induced apoptosis in pancreatic cancer cells...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894818/supt20-is-required-for-development-of-the-axial-skeleton
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Sunita Warrier, Samer Nuwayhid, Julia A Sabatino, Kelsey F Sugrue, Irene E Zohn
Somitogenesis and subsequent axial skeletal development is regulated by the interaction of pathways that determine the periodicity of somite formation, rostrocaudal somite polarity and segment identity. Here we use a hypomorphic mutant mouse line to demonstrate that Supt20 (Suppressor of Ty20) is required for development of the axial skeleton. Supt20 hypomorphs display fusions of the ribs and vertebrae at lower thoracic levels along with anterior homeotic transformation of L1 to T14. These defects are preceded by reduction of the rostral somite and posterior shifts in Hox gene expression...
November 25, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888797/tumorigenicity-of-ewing-sarcoma-is-critically-dependent-on-the-trithorax-proteins-mll1-and-menin
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Laurie K Svoboda, Natashay Bailey, Raelene A Van Noord, Melanie A Krook, Ashley Harris, Cassondra Cramer, Brooke Jasman, Rajiv M Patel, Dafydd Thomas, Dmitry Borkin, Tomasz Cierpicki, Jolanta Grembecka, Elizabeth R Lawlor
Developmental transcription programs are epigenetically regulated by the competing actions of polycomb and trithorax (TrxG) protein complexes, which repress and activate genes, respectively. Ewing sarcoma is a developmental tumor that is associated with widespread de-regulation of developmental transcription programs, including HOX programs. Posterior HOXD genes are abnormally over-expressed by Ewing sarcoma and HOXD13, in particular, contributes to the tumorigenic phenotype. In MLL1 fusion-driven leukemia, aberrant activation of HOXA genes is epigenetically mediated by the TrxG complex and HOXA gene expression and leukemogenesis are critically dependent on the protein-protein interaction between the TrxG proteins MLL1 and menin...
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856734/control-of-hoxd-gene-transcription-in-the-mammary-bud-by-hijacking-a-preexisting-regulatory-landscape
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Ruben Schep, Anamaria Necsulea, Eddie Rodríguez-Carballo, Isabel Guerreiro, Guillaume Andrey, Thi Hanh Nguyen Huynh, Virginie Marcet, Jozsef Zákány, Denis Duboule, Leonardo Beccari
Vertebrate Hox genes encode transcription factors operating during the development of multiple organs and structures. However, the evolutionary mechanism underlying this remarkable pleiotropy remains to be fully understood. Here, we show that Hoxd8 and Hoxd9, two genes of the HoxD complex, are transcribed during mammary bud (MB) development. However, unlike in other developmental contexts, their coexpression does not rely on the same regulatory mechanism. Hoxd8 is regulated by the combined activity of closely located sequences and the most distant telomeric gene desert...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848019/non-specificity-of-transcription-factor-function-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Anthony Percival-Smith
A major problem in developmental genetics is how HOX transcription factors, like Proboscipedia (PB) and Ultrabithorax (UBX), regulate distinct programs of gene expression to result in a proboscis versus a haltere, respectively, when the DNA-binding homeodomain (HD) of HOX transcription factors recognizes similar DNA-binding sequences. Indeed, the lack of DNA-binding specificity is a problem for all transcription factors (TFs), as the DNA-binding domains generally recognize small targets of five to six bases in length...
November 15, 2016: Development Genes and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835600/yap1-enhances-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-gastric-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Dan Sun, Xiaoting Li, Yingjian He, Wenhui Li, Ying Wang, Huan Wang, Shanshan Jiang, Yan Xin
Yes-associated protein 1 (YAP1) plays an important role in the development of carcinomas such as breast, colorectal, and gastric (GC) cancers, but the role of YAP1 in GC has not been investigated comprehensively. The present study strongly suggests that YAP1 and P62 were significantly up-regulated in GC specimens, compared with normal gastric mucosa. In addition, the YAP1high P62high expression was independently associated with poor prognosis in GC (hazard ratio: 1.334, 95% confidence interval: 1.045-1.704, P = 0...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830363/dysregulated-expression-of-homebox-gene-hoxa13-is-correlated-with-the-poor-prognosis-in-bladder-cancer
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Haiyi Hu, Yuebing Chen, Sheng Cheng, Gonghui Li, Zhigen Zhang
BACKGROUND: The homeobox (HOX) genes have been implicated playing important roles in many human cancers. HOXA13 is a member of HOX genes that encode transcription factors regulating embryonic development and cell fate. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the expression and prognostic significance of HOXA13 in bladder cancer. METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining was initially performed to screen the differentially expressed HOXA13 between bladder cancer tissues and paired adjacent non-cancerous tissues...
November 9, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797080/zebrafish-as-a-model-to-study-cohesin-and-cohesinopathies
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Akihiko Muto, Thomas F Schilling
The cohesin protein complex regulates multiple cellular events including sister chromatid cohesion and gene expression. Several distinct human diseases called cohesinopathies have been associated with genetic mutations in cohesin subunit genes or genes encoding regulators of cohesin function. Studies in different model systems, from yeast to mouse have provided insights into the molecular mechanisms of action of cohesin/cohesin regulators and their implications in the pathogenesis of cohesinopathies. The zebrafish has unique advantages for embryonic analyses and quantitative gene knockdown with morpholinos during the first few days of development, in contrast to knockouts of cohesin regulators in flies or mammals, which are either lethal as homozygotes or dramatically compensated for in heterozygotes...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793714/nf-y-in-invertebrates
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REVIEW
Masamitsu Yamaguchi, Md Saheb Ali, Yasuhide Yoshioka, Luong Linh Ly, Hideki Yoshida
Both Drosophila melanogaster and Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) are useful model organisms to study in vivo roles of NF-Y during development. Drosophila NF-Y (dNF-Y) consists of three subunits dNF-YA, dNF-YB and dNF-YC. In some tissues, dNF-YC-related protein Mes4 may replace dNF-YC in dNF-Y complex. Studies with eye imaginal disc-specific dNF-Y-knockdown flies revealed that dNF-Y positively regulates the sevenless gene encoding a receptor tyrosine kinase, a component of the ERK pathway and negatively regulates the Sensless gene encoding a transcription factor to ensure proper development of R7 photoreceptor cells together with proper R7 axon targeting...
October 26, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773671/moz-and-bmi1-act-synergistically-to-maintain-hematopoietic-stem-cells
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Bilal N Sheikh, Donald Metcalf, Anne K Voss, Tim Thomas
Chromatin plays a central role in maintaining hematopoietic stem cells and during their stepwise differentiation. Although a large number of histone modifications and chromatin-modifying enzymes have been identified, how these act in concert to produce specific phenotypic outcomes remains to be established. MOZ (KAT6A) is a lysine acetyltransferase and enhances transcription at target gene loci. In contrast, the Polycomb group protein BMI1 (PCGF4) is part of the transcriptionally repressive PRC1 complex. Despite their opposing effects on transcription, MOZ and BMI1 regulate biological systems in a similar manner...
October 24, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755609/hoxb4-gene-expression-is-regulated-by-cdx2-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells
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Steffen Jørgensen, Mehmet Coskun, Keld Mikkelsen Homburg, Ole B V Pedersen, Jesper T Troelsen
The mammalian Caudal-related homeobox transcription factor 2 (CDX2) plays a key role in the homeobox regulatory network and is essential in regulating the expression of several homeobox (HOX) genes during embryonic development, particularly in the gut. Genome-wide CDX2 chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis and expression data from Caco2 cells also suggests a role for CDX2 in the regulation of HOXB4 gene expression in the intestinal epithelium. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate whether HOXB4 gene expression is regulated by CDX2 in the intestinal epithelium...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751178/dioscin-inhibits-gastric-tumor-growth-through-regulating-the-expression-level-of-lncrna-hotair
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Ting Ma, Rui-Ping Wang, Xi Zou
BACKGROUND: As a member of non-coding RNAs family, long non-coding RNAs' functions in cancer needs to be further investigated. It has been indicated that the functions of Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA (lncRNA: HOTAIR) include reprogramming chromatin organization and promoting tumor metastasis such as breast and colorectal tumor. The aim of this study is to investigate the functions of Hox in gastric cancer. METHODS: In the present study, the expression level of HOTAIR was determined by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), 20 gastric cancer tissues and 20 normal tissues was included...
September 30, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739488/a-conserved-structural-signature-of-the-homeobox-coding-dna-in-hox-genes
#17
Bernard Fongang, Fanping Kong, Surendra Negi, Werner Braun, Andrzej Kudlicki
The homeobox encodes a DNA-binding domain found in transcription factors regulating key developmental processes. The most notable examples of homeobox containing genes are the Hox genes, arranged on chromosomes in the same order as their expression domains along the body axis. The mechanisms responsible for the synchronous regulation of Hox genes and the molecular function of their colinearity remain unknown. Here we report the discovery of a conserved structural signature of the 180-base pair DNA fragment comprising the homeobox...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733546/accumulation-of-transposable-elements-in-hox-gene-clusters-during-adaptive-radiation-of-anolis-lizards
#18
Nathalie Feiner
Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA sequences that can insert elsewhere in the genome and modify genome structure and gene regulation. The role of TEs in evolution is contentious. One hypothesis posits that TE activity generates genomic incompatibilities that can cause reproductive isolation between incipient species. This predicts that TEs will accumulate during speciation events. Here, I tested the prediction that extant lineages with a relatively high rate of speciation have a high number of TEs in their genomes...
October 12, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725255/a-molecular-view-of-onychophoran-segmentation
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Ralf Janssen
This paper summarizes our current knowledge on the expression and assumed function of Drosophila and (other) arthropod segmentation gene orthologs in Onychophora, a closely related outgroup to Arthropoda. This includes orthologs of the so-called Drosophila segmentation gene cascade including the Hox genes, as well as other genetic factors and pathways involved in non-drosophilid arthropods. Open questions about and around the topic are addressed, such as the definition of segments in onychophorans, the unclear regulation of conserved expression patterns downstream of non-conserved factors, and the potential role of mesodermal patterning in onychophoran segmentation...
October 7, 2016: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695997/early-mesodermal-expression-of-hox-genes-in-the-polychaete-alitta-virens-annelida-lophotrochozoa
#20
Milana A Kulakova, Nadezhda I Bakalenko, Elena L Novikova
Hox genes are the key regulators of axial regionalization of bilaterian animals. However, their main function is fulfilled differently in the development of animals from different evolutionary branches. Early patterning of the developing embryos by Hox gene expression in the representatives of protostomes (arthropods, mollusks) starts in the ectodermal cells. On the contrary, the instructive role of the mesoderm in the axial patterning was demonstrated for vertebrates. This makes it difficult to understand if during the axial regionalization of ancestral bilaterians Hox genes first expressed in the developing mesoderm or the ectoderm...
October 3, 2016: Development Genes and Evolution
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