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Xiao-Fen Ruan, Yong-Jun Li, Cheng-Wei Ju, Yan Shen, Wei Lei, Can Chen, Yang Li, Hong Yu, Yu-Tao Liu, Il-Man Kim, Xiao-Long Wang, Neal L Weintraub, Yao-Liang Tang
Suxiao Jiuxin Pill (SJP) is a traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome in China, which contains two principal components, tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) and borneol (BOR). Thus far, however, the molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of SJP on the cardiac microenvironment are unknown. Cardiac mesenchymal stem cells (C-MSCs) communicate with cardiomyocytes (CMs) through the release of microvesicles (exosomes) to restore cardiac homeostasis and elicit repair, in part through epigenetic regulatory mechanisms...
March 15, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Ning Wang, Yanan Zhu, Min Xie, Lintao Wang, Feiyan Jin, Yihui Li, Qingxin Yuan, Wei De
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The main pathogenic mechanism of diabetes is a decrease in the number of islet beta cells or a decline in their function. Recent studies have shown that pancreatic long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have a high degree of tissue specificity and may be involved in the maintenance of islet cells function and the development of diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular regulatory mechanism of mouse maternal expressed gene 3 (Meg3) in insulin biosynthesis in pancreatic islets...
March 6, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yasuto Araki, Yoshimi Aizaki, Kojiro Sato, Hiromi Oda, Riki Kurokawa, Toshihide Mimura
OBJECTIVES: Aberrant histone lysine methylation (HKM) has been reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial fibroblasts (SFs). As histone lysine methyltransferases (HKMTs) and demethylases (HKDMs) regulate HKM, these enzymes are believed to be dysregulated in RASFs. The aim of this study is to clarify whether gene expressions of HKMTs and HKDMs are altered in RASFs. METHODS: SFs were isolated from synovial tissues obtained from RA or osteoarthritis (OA) patients during total knee joint replacement...
January 31, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
John S Runge, Jesse R Raab, Terry Magnuson
Chromatin remodeling and histone modifying enzymes play a critical role in shaping the regulatory output of a cell. Although much is known about these classes of proteins, identifying the mechanisms by which they coordinate gene expression programs remains an exciting topic of investigation. One factor that may contribute to the targeting and activity of chromatin regulators is local chromatin landscape. We leveraged genomic approaches and publically-available datasets to characterize the chromatin landscape at targets of the human INO80 chromatin remodeling complex (INO80-C)...
February 5, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
Hasan Rajabi, Masayuki Hiraki, Donald Kufe
The PRC2 and PRC1 complexes are aberrantly expressed in human cancers and have been linked to decreases in patient survival. MUC1-C is an oncoprotein that is also overexpressed in diverse human cancers and is associated with a poor prognosis. Recent studies have supported a previously unreported function for MUC1-C in activating PRC2 and PRC1 in cancer cells. In the regulation of PRC2, MUC1-C (i) drives transcription of the EZH2 gene, (ii) binds directly to EZH2, and (iii) enhances occupancy of EZH2 on target gene promoters with an increase in H3K27 trimethylation...
January 30, 2018: Oncogene
Wei Gu, Kentaro Mochizuki, Kei Otsuka, Ryohei Hamada, Asuka Takehara, Yasuhisa Matsui
Spontaneous testicular teratoma develops from primordial germ cells (PGCs) in embryos; however, the molecular mechanisms underlying teratoma formation are not fully understood. Mutation of the dead-end 1 (Dnd1) gene, which encodes an RNA-binding protein, drastically enhances teratoma formation in the 129/Sv mouse strain. To elucidate the mechanism of Dnd1 mutation-induced teratoma formation, we focused on histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27) trimethylation (me3), and found that the levels of H3K27me3 and its responsible methyltransferase, enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2), were decreased in the teratoma-forming cells of Dnd1 mutant embryos...
January 29, 2018: Biology Open
Tsukasa Oikawa, Yutaro Otsuka, Yasuhito Onodera, Mei Horikawa, Haruka Handa, Shigeru Hashimoto, Yutaka Suzuki, Hisataka Sabe
TP53 mutation (i.e., loss of normal-p53) may evoke epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which was previously attributed to loss of certain miRNAs. However, not all epithelial cells undergo EMT upon TP53 mutation, and the p53-miRNA axis may not fully explain p53 function in epithelial integrity. We here show two modes of epithelial integrity: one involves p53-binding to a nucleotide region and the other does not. In the former, p53 binds to the CDH1 (encoding E-cadherin) locus to antagonize EZH2-mediated H3K27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) to maintain high levels of acetylation of H3K27 (H3K27ac)...
January 25, 2018: Scientific Reports
Shaofei Chen, Jiarui Pu, Jie Bai, Yuping Yin, Ke Wu, Jiliang Wang, Xiaoming Shuai, Jinbo Gao, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang, Hang Li
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that interferon-γ (IFN-γ)-induced galectin-9 expression in Kupffer cells plays an essential role in modulatingthe microenvironment of hepatitis-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, whether or not IFN-γ induces galectin-9 expression in HCC cells, its biological role and regulatory mechanism in HCC development and progression are poorly defined. METHODS: Quantitative PCR and western blotting analysis were used to detect galectin-9 and EZH2 levels in HCC cell lines stimulated with IFN-γ...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Alexander S Hölscher, Wolfgang A Schulz, Maria Pinkerneil, Günter Niegisch, Michèle J Hoffmann
Background: New efficient therapies for urothelial carcinoma (UC) are urgently required. Small-molecule drugs targeting chromatin regulators are reasonable candidates because these regulators are frequently mutated or deregulated in UC. Indeed, in previous work, Romidepsin, which targets class I histone deacetylases (HDAC), efficiently killed UC cells, but did not elicit canonical apoptosis and affected benign urothelial cells indiscriminately. Combinations of HDAC inhibitors with JQ1, an inhibitor of bromodomain-containing acetylation reader proteins like BRD4, which promote especially the transcription of pro-tumorigenic genes, have shown efficacy in several tumor types...
2018: Clinical Epigenetics
Maria Angelica Stamato, Giada Juli, Enrica Romeo, Domenica Ronchetti, Mariamena Arbitrio, Daniele Caracciolo, Antonino Neri, Pierosandro Tagliaferri, Pierfrancesco Tassone, Nicola Amodio
Downregulation of tumor suppressor (TS) microRNAs (miRNAs) commonly occurs in human cancer, including multiple myeloma (MM). We previously demonstrated that miR-29b is a relevant TS miRNA, whose expression in MM cells is inhibited by HDAC4-dependent deacetylation. Here, we provide novel insights into epigenetic mechanisms suppressing miR-29b in MM. In MM patient-derived plasma cells, we found inverse correlation between miR-29b and EZH2 mRNA expression. Both siRNAs and pharmacologic inhibitors of EZH2 led to miR-29b upregulation, and this effect was ascribed to reduced H3K27-trimethylation (H3K27me3) of miR-29a/b-1 promoter regions...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
Sandra Cascio, Jacque L Faylo, Joshua C Sciurba, Jia Xue, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Jason J Lohmueller, Pamela L Beatty, Olivera J Finn
The abnormal hypoglycosylated form of the epithelial mucin MUC1 is over-expressed in chronic inflammation and on human adenocarcinomas, suggesting its potential role in inflammation-driven tumorigenesis. The presence of human MUC1 aggravates colonic inflammation and increases tumor initiation and progression in an in vivo AOM/DSS mouse model of colitis-associated cancer (CAC). High expression levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including TNF-α and IL-6, were found in MUC1+ inflamed colon tissues. Exogenous TNF-α promoted the transcriptional activity of MUC1 as well as over-expression of its hypoglycosylated form in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs)...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Arul J Duraisamy, Manish Mishra, Renu A Kowluru
Purpose: Diabetes activates matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), and MMP-9 via damaging retinal mitochondria, activates capillary cell apoptosis. MMP-9 promoter has binding sites for many transcription factors, and in diabetes its promoter undergoes epigenetic modifications, including histone modifications and DNA methylation. Enhancer of Zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2), which catalyzes dimethylation/trimethylation of histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27me2 and me3), is also associated with DNA methylation...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Julian C Lui, Kevin M Barnes, Lijin Dong, Shanna Yue, Evan Graber, Robert Rapaport, Andrew Dauber, Ola Nilsson, Jeffrey Baron
Context: Weaver syndrome is characterized by tall stature, advanced bone age, characteristic facies, and variable intellectual disability. It is caused by heterozygous mutations in EZH2, a histone methyltransferase responsible for H3K27 trimethylation. However, no early truncating mutations have been identified, suggesting that null mutations do not cause Weaver syndrome. Objective: To test alternative hypotheses that EZH2 variants found in Weaver syndrome either cause a gain of function or a partial loss of function...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Tianfu Yu, Yingyi Wang, Qi Hu, WeiNing Wu, Youzhi Wu, Wenjin Wei, Dongfeng Han, Yongping You, Ning Lin, Ning Liu
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is the catalytic unit of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) which epigenetically silences many genes involved in tumor-suppressive mechanisms via the trimethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3). We recently found that overexpression of EZH2 was associated with poor outcome of glioblastoma (GBM). In this study, we examined the antitumor effects of the EZH2 inhibitor GSK343 on glioma cells in vitro and in vivo . The proliferation and cell cycle of glioma cells was measured...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
M Behfar Ardehali, Anthony Anselmo, Jesse C Cochrane, Sharmistha Kundu, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Robert E Kingston
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2-EZH2) methylates histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27) and is required to maintain gene repression during development. Misregulation of PRC2 is linked to a range of neoplastic malignancies, which is believed to involve methylation of H3K27. However, the full spectrum of non-histone substrates of PRC2 that might also contribute to PRC2 function is not known. We characterized the target recognition specificity of the PRC2 active site and used the resultant data to screen for uncharacterized potential targets...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
Zhixin Ling, Xiaoyan Wang, Tao Tao, Lei Zhang, Han Guan, Zonghao You, Kai Lu, Guangyuan Zhang, Shuqiu Chen, Jianping Wu, Jinke Qian, Hui Liu, Bin Xu, Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Though androgen deprivation therapy is the standard treatment for prostate cancer (PCa), most patients would inevitably progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) which is the main cause of PCa death. Therefore, the identification of novel molecular mechanism regulating cancer progression and achievement of new insight into target therapy would be necessary for improving the benefits of PCa patients. This study aims to study the function and regulatory mechanism of HOTAIR/EZH2/miR-193a feedback loop in PCa progression...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Qun Chen, Jinquan Cai, Qixue Wang, Yunfei Wang, Mingyang Liu, Jingxuan Yang, Junhu Zhou, Chunsheng Kang, Min Li, Chuanlu Jiang
Purpose: Long noncoding RNAs have been implicated in gliomagenesis, but their mechanisms of action are mainly undocumented. Through public glioma mRNA expression data sets, we found that NEAT1 was a potential oncogene. We systematically analyzed the clinical significance and mechanism of NEAT1 in glioblastoma. Experimental Design: Initially, we evaluated whether NEAT1 expression levels could be regulated by EGFR pathway activity. We subsequently evaluated the effect of NEAT1 on the WNT/β-catenin pathway and its target binding gene...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Cunzhen Zhao, Haigang Wu, Naren Qimuge, Weijun Pang, Xiao Li, Guiyan Chu, Gongshe Yang
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) is a critical biological enzyme and that can catalyze L-met and ATP to form S-adenosylmethionine (SAM), which is acted as a biological methyl donor in transmethylation reactions involving histone methylation. However, the regulatory effect of methionine adenosyltransferase2A (MAT2A) and its associated methyltransferase activity on adipogenesis is still unclear. In this study, we investigate the effect of MAT2A on adipogenesis and its potential mechanism on histone methylation during porcine preadipocyte differentiation...
February 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Mizuho Shirahata-Adachi, Chisako Iriyama, Akihiro Tomita, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Shimada, Hitoshi Kiyoi
BACKGROUND: EZH2 (enhancer of zeste homolog 2) is a histone H3K27 methyltransferase involved in the pathogenesis of various hematological malignancies. In myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), loss of function of EZH2 is known to contribute to pathogenesis, however the pattern of EZH2 mRNA and protein expression in MDS has not been extensively characterized. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 26 patients diagnosed with MDS were analyzed in this study. The relationship between EZH2 expression in patient bone marrow samples, evaluated by RT-PCR and immunoblotting, and patient characteristics were analyzed...
December 2017: Leukemia Research
Julia P Huang, Kun Ling
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), a subunit of polycomb repressive complex 2, is a histone methyl-transferase and is considered to work cooperatively with histone deacetylases (HDACs) in the same protein complex to mediate gene transcription repression by increasing histone H3 Lys27 trimethylation (H3K27me3), in particular in the nucleosome (s). EZH2 is overexpressed in numerous types of cancer, including triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), a subtype of breast cancer, which there are no effective treatment options for...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
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