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Christiana Martin, Young-Eun Cho, Hyungsuk Kim, Sijung Yun, Rebekah Kanefsky, Hyunhwa Lee, Vincent Mysliwiec, Ann Cashion, Jessica Gill
Military personnel experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is associated with differential DNA methylation across the whole genome. However, the relationship between these DNA methylation patterns and clinically relevant increases in PTSD severity is not yet clearly understood. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in DNA methylation associated with PTSD symptoms and investigate DNA methylation changes related to increases in the severity of PTSD in military personnel. In this pilot study, a cross-sectional comparison was made between military personnel with PTSD (n = 8) and combat-matched controls without PTSD (n = 6)...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
Taemook Kim, Hogyu David Seo, Lothar Hennighausen, Daeyoup Lee, Keunsoo Kang
Octopus-toolkit is a stand-alone application for retrieving and processing large sets of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data with a single step. Octopus-toolkit is an automated set-up-and-analysis pipeline utilizing the Aspera, SRA Toolkit, FastQC, Trimmomatic, HISAT2, STAR, Samtools, and HOMER applications. All the applications are installed on the user's computer when the program starts. Upon the installation, it can automatically retrieve original files of various epigenomic and transcriptomic data sets, including ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, DNase-seq, MeDIP-seq, MNase-seq and RNA-seq, from the gene expression omnibus data repository...
February 6, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Zhen Jia, Yueyi Shi, Lei Zhang, Yipeng Ren, Tong Wang, Lejun Xing, Baorong Zhang, Guolan Gao, Rongfa Bu
BACKGROUND: Detection of DNA methylome at single-base resolution is a significant challenge but promises to shed considerable light on human disease etiology. Current technologies could not detect DNA methylation genome-wide at single-base resolution with small amount of sequencing data and could not avoid detecting the methylation of repetitive elements which are considered as "junk DNA". METHODS: In this study, we have developed a novel DNA methylome profiling technology named MB-seq with its ability to identify genome-wide 5mC and quantify DNA methylation levels by introduced an assistant adapter AluI-linker This linker can be ligated to sonicated DNA and then be digested after the bisulfite treatment and amplification, which has no effect of MeDIP enrichment...
February 6, 2018: BMC Biotechnology
R Visakh, K A Abdul Nazeer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recently, differential DNA Methylation is known to affect the regulatory mechanism of biological pathways. A pathway encompasses a set of interacting genes or gene products that altogether perform a given biological function. Pathways often encode strong methylation signatures that are capable of distinguishing biologically distinct subtypes. Even though Next Generation Sequencing techniques such as MeDIP-seq and MBD-isolated genome sequencing (MiGS) allow for genome-wide identification of clinical and biological subtypes, there is a pressing need for computational methods to compare epigenetic signatures across pathways...
January 11, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
Wenji Li, Ying Huang, Davit Sargsyan, Tin Oo Khor, Yue Guo, Limin Shu, Anne Yuqing Yang, Chengyue Zhang, Ximena Paredes-Gonzalez, Michael Verzi, Ronald P Hart, Ah-Ng Kong
Purpose: We investigated the genomic DNA methylation profile of prostate cancer in transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate (TRAMP) cancer model and to analyze the crosstalk among targeted genes and the related functional pathways. Methods: Prostate DNA samples from 24-week-old TRAMP and C57BL/6 male mice were isolated. The DNA methylation profiles were analyzed by methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) followed by next-generation sequencing (MeDIP-seq)...
2018: Cell & Bioscience
Christopher G Bell, Fei Gao, Wei Yuan, Leonie Roos, Richard J Acton, Yudong Xia, Jordana Bell, Kirsten Ward, Massimo Mangino, Pirro G Hysi, Jun Wang, Timothy D Spector
Integrating epigenetic data with genome-wide association study (GWAS) results can reveal disease mechanisms. The genome sequence itself also shapes the epigenome, with CpG density and transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) strongly encoding the DNA methylome. Therefore, genetic polymorphism impacts on the observed epigenome. Furthermore, large genetic variants alter epigenetic signal dosage. Here, we identify DNA methylation variability between GWAS-SNP risk and non-risk haplotypes. In three subsets comprising 3128 MeDIP-seq peripheral-blood DNA methylomes, we find 7173 consistent and functionally enriched Differentially Methylated Regions...
January 2, 2018: Nature Communications
Xiaoyun Xing, Bo Zhang, Daofeng Li, Ting Wang
Understanding the role of DNA methylation often requires accurate assessment and comparison of these modifications in a genome-wide fashion. Sequencing-based DNA methylation profiling provides an unprecedented opportunity to map and compare complete DNA CpG methylomes. These include whole genome bisulfite sequencing (WGBS), Reduced-Representation Bisulfite-Sequencing (RRBS), and enrichment-based methods such as MeDIP-seq, MBD-seq, and MRE-seq. An investigator needs a method that is flexible with the quantity of input DNA, provides the appropriate balance among genomic CpG coverage, resolution, quantitative accuracy, and cost, and comes with robust bioinformatics software for analyzing the data...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
JarnoEJ Wolters, SimoneGJ van Breda, SandraM Claessen, TheoMCM de Kok, JosCS Kleinjans
Valproic acid (VPA) is a widely prescribed antiepileptic drug in the world. Despite its pharmacological importance, it may cause liver toxicity and steatosis. However the exact mechanism of the steatosis formation is unknown. The data presented in this DIB publication is used to further investigate the VPA-induced mechanisms of steatosis by analyzing changes in patterns of methylation. Therefore, primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) were exposed to VPA at a concentration which was shown to cause steatosis without inducing overt cytotoxicity...
February 2018: Data in Brief
Daniel Beck, Ingrid Sadler-Riggleman, Michael K Skinner
Environmentally induced epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease and phenotypic variation has been shown to involve DNA methylation alterations in the germline (e.g. sperm). These differential DNA methylation regions (DMRs) are termed epimutations and in part transmit the transgenerational phenotypes. The agricultural fungicide vinclozolin exposure of a gestating female rat has previously been shown to promote transgenerational disease and epimutations in F3 generation (great-grand-offspring) animals...
July 2017: Environmental Epigenetics
Takeshi Otsubo, Kazuhiko Yamada, Teruki Hagiwara, Kenshiro Oshima, Kei Iida, Koro Nishikata, Tetsuro Toyoda, Toru Igari, Kyoko Nohara, Satoshi Yamashita, Masahira Hattori, Taeko Dohi, Yuki I Kawamura
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is associated with the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic changes in the background mucosa. Dysregulated DNA methylation is known to lead to the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes and the activation of oncogenes. To identify the genes whose expression is perturbed by abnormal DNA methylation in ESCC, integrative transcriptomics by serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) and methylome sequencing by methyl-DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) analysis were performed...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
Mollee Dworkin, Shaojun Xie, Malay Saha, Jyothi Thimmapuram, Venu Kal Kalavacharla
BACKGROUND: Switchgrass is a crop with many desirable traits for bioenergy production. Plant genomes have high DNA methylation levels throughout genes and transposable elements and DNA methylation is known to play a role in silencing transposable elements. Here we analyzed methylomes in two switchgrass genotypes AP13 and VS16. AP13 is derived from a lowland ecotype and VS16, typically considered drought-tolerant, is derived from an upland ecotype, both genotypes are tetraploid (2n = 4× = 36)...
November 7, 2017: BMC Genomics
Tsung-Han Hsieh, Yun-Ru Liu, Ting-Yu Chang, Muh-Lii Liang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Hsei-Wei Wang, Yun Yen, Tai-Tong Wong
Background: Pediatric central nervous system germ cell tumors (CNSGCTs) are rare and heterogeneous neoplasms, and they can be divided into germinomas and nongerminomatous GCTs (NGGCTs). NGGCTs are further subdivided into mature teratomas and nongerminomatous malignant GCTs (NGMGCTs). Clinical outcomes suggest that NGMGCTs have poor prognosis and survival, and that they require more extensive radiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. However, the mechanisms underlying this difference are still unclear...
October 3, 2017: Neuro-oncology
Jun Ding, Ziv Bar-Joseph
Motivation: Profiling of genome wide DNA methylation is now routinely performed when studying development, cancer and several other biological processes. Although Whole genome Bisulfite Sequencing provides high-quality methylation measurements at the resolution of nucleotides, it is relatively costly and so several studies have used alternative methods for such profiling. One of the most widely used low cost alternatives is MeDIP-Seq. However, MeDIP-Seq is biased for CpG enriched regions and thus its results need to be corrected in order to determine accurate methylation levels...
November 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
Yawen Zhang, Wenyu Gou, Jun Ma, Hongliang Zhang, Ying Zhang, Hao Zhang
Tibetan chickens have unique adaptations to the extreme high-altitude environment that they inhabit. Epigenetic DNA methylation affects many biological processes, including hypoxic adaptation; however, the regulatory genes for DNA methylation in hypoxic adaptation remain unknown. In this study, methylated DNA immunoprecipitation with high-throughput sequencing (MeDIP-seq) was used to provide an atlas of the DNA methylomes of the heart tissue of hypoxic highland Tibetan and lowland Chahua chicken embryos. A total of 31...
2017: PeerJ
Huan Chen, Shao-Hua Ju, Jiang-Ping Wei, Wen-Jun Fu, Hang Zheng, Shi-Jun Xu
To investigate the characteristic methylation genes of pyretic arthralgia model in hot and dampness environment and the regulation effect of Baihu Guizhi decoction on this characteristic methylation genes. Plantar injection of CFA was used in hot and dampness environment to induce the pyretic arthralgia rat models. From 15th day after modeling, Baihu Guizhi decoction was given for 30 days. Foot volume was detected every 4 days after modeling, and HE staining was used to detect the histopathology of all rats' ankle joint at day 45...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Jarno E J Wolters, Simone G J van Breda, Florian Caiment, Sandra M Claessen, Theo M C M de Kok, Jos C S Kleinjans
Valproic acid (VPA) is one of the most widely prescribed antiepileptic drugs in the world. Despite its pharmacological importance, it may cause liver toxicity and steatosis through mitochondrial dysfunction. The aim of this study is to further investigate VPA-induced mechanisms of steatosis by analyzing changes in patterns of methylation in nuclear DNA (nDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Therefore, primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) were exposed to an incubation concentration of VPA that was shown to cause steatosis without inducing overt cytotoxicity...
October 16, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
Yang Cao, Hai-Guo Jin, Hui-Hai Ma, Zhi-Hui Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the DNA methylation profile in the longissimus dorsi muscle between Small Tailed Han and Dorper×Small Tailed Han crossbred sheep which were known to exhibit significant difference in meat-production. METHODS: Six samples (three in each group) were subjected to the methylated DNA immunoprecipitation sequencing (MeDIP-seq) and subsequent bioinformatics analyses to detect differentially methylated regions (DMRs) between the two groups...
November 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Xi Chen, Liu-Hong Shen, Li-Xuan Gui, Fang Yang, Jie Li, Sui-Zhong Cao, Zhi-Cai Zuo, Xiao-Ping Ma, Jun-Liang Deng, Zhi-Hua Ren, Zhong-Xu Chen, Shu-Min Yu
The biological structure and function of the mammalian testis undergo important developmental changes during prepuberty and DNA methylation is dynamically regulated during testis development. In this study, we generated the first genome-wide DNA methylation profile of prepubertal porcine testis using methyl-DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) combined with high-throughput sequencing (MeDIP-seq). Over 190 million high-quality reads were generated, containing 43642 CpG islands. There was an overall downtrend of methylation during development, which was clear in promoter regions but less so in gene-body regions...
July 21, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Lingling Dou, Xiaoyun Jia, Hengling Wei, Shuli Fan, Hantao Wang, Yaning Guo, Shan Duan, Chaoyou Pang, Shuxun Yu
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification regulating gene expression, genomic imprinting, transposon silencing and chromatin structure in plants and plays an important role in leaf senescence. However, the DNA methylation pattern during Gossypium hirsutum L. cotyledon senescence is poorly understood. In this study, global DNA methylation patterns were compared between two cotyledon development stages, young (J1) and senescence (J2), using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP-Seq). Methylated cytosine occurred mostly in repeat elements, especially LTR/Gypsy in both J1 and J2...
2017: PloS One
Xueying Shang, Chunrong Yang, Quanyuan Wan, Youliang Rao, Jianguo Su
Hemorrhagic disease caused by grass carp reovirus (GCRV) has severely threatened the grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) cultivation industry. It is noteworthy that the resistance against GCRV infection was reported to be inheritable, and identified at both individual and cellular levels. Therefore, this work was inspired and dedicated to unravel the molecular mechanisms of fate decision post GCRV infection in related immune cells. Foremost, the resistant and susceptible CIK (C. idella kidney) monoclonal cells were established by single cell sorting, subculturing and infection screening successively...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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