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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723896/maternal-h3k27me3-controls-dna-methylation-independent-imprinting
#1
Azusa Inoue, Lan Jiang, Falong Lu, Tsukasa Suzuki, Yi Zhang
Mammalian sperm and oocytes have different epigenetic landscapes and are organized in different fashions. After fertilization, the initially distinct parental epigenomes become largely equalized with the exception of certain loci, including imprinting control regions. How parental chromatin becomes equalized and how imprinting control regions escape from this reprogramming is largely unknown. Here we profile parental allele-specific DNase I hypersensitive sites in mouse zygotes and morula embryos, and investigate the epigenetic mechanisms underlying these allelic sites...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722764/12-o-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate-and-ezh2-inhibition-a-novel-approach-for-promoting-myogenic-differentiation-in-embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-cells
#2
Irene Marchesi, Luca Sanna, Milena Fais, Paolo Fiorentino Francesco, Antonio Giordano, Luigi Bagella
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a soft tissue sarcoma that arises from muscle precursors affecting predominately children and young adults. It can be divided into two main classes: embryonal (eRMS) and alveolar rhabodomyosarcomas (aRMS). Despite the expression of early muscle specific genes, RMS cells fail to complete myogenesis even in differentiation conditions. We previously demonstrated that Enhancer Zeste of Homolog 2 (EZH2), the catalytic subunits of PRC2 complex, contributes to inhibit muscle differentiation in eRMS and its down-regulation causes a partial recovery of myogenesis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722229/a-transposon-directed-epigenetic-change-in-zmcct-underlies-quantitative-resistance-to-gibberella-stalk-rot-in-maize
#3
Chao Wang, Qin Yang, Weixiang Wang, Yipu Li, Yanling Guo, Dongfeng Zhang, Xuena Ma, Wei Song, Jiuran Zhao, Mingliang Xu
A major resistance quantitative trait locus, qRfg1, significantly enhances maize resistance to Gibberella stalk rot, a devastating disease caused by Fusarium graminearum. However, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unknown. We adopted a map-based cloning approach to identify the resistance gene at qRfg1 and examined the dynamic epigenetic changes during qRfg1-mediated maize resistance to the disease. A CCT domain-containing gene, ZmCCT, is the causal gene at the qRfg1 locus and a polymorphic CACTA-like transposable element (TE1) c...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719466/dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-with-epithelioid-epithelial-features
#4
Naohiro Makise, Akihiko Yoshida, Motokiyo Komiyama, Fumihiko Nakatani, Kan Yonemori, Akira Kawai, Masashi Fukayama, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) demonstrates a variety of growth patterns, and their histologic resemblance to other spindle cell mesenchymal tumors has been widely recognized. However, epithelioid morphology in DDLPS has only rarely been documented. Here, we report 6 cases of DDLPS with striking epithelioid/epithelial features. The patients were 5 men and 1 woman with a median age of 61 years. All tumors were located in the internal trunk. During follow-up of 1 to 41 months, local recurrence, distant metastases, and tumor-related death occurred in 4, 2, and 4 patients, respectively...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718381/histological-and-immunohistochemical-characterization-of-the-similarity-and-difference-between-ovarian-endometriomas-and-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
#5
Xishi Liu, Qi Zhang, Sun-Wei Guo
Ovarian endometrioma (OMA) and deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) have long been recognized to have different histology and, as such, postulated to be 2 separate disease entities. Few studies, however, have attempted to elucidate the causes for their differences. Making use of ectopic endometrial tissue samples from 25 and 20 women with OMA and DIE, respectively, and control endometrial tissue samples from 25 women without endometriosis, we conducted an immunohistochemical analysis to evaluate the expression of a group of carefully chosen markers for epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), fibroblast-to-myofibroblast transdifferentiation (FMT), smooth muscle metaplasia (SMM), fibrosis, vascularity, hormonal receptors, and proteins involved in epigenetic modifications...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712943/sex-and-brain-region-specific-effects-of-prenatal-stress-and-lead-exposure-on-permissive-and-repressive-post-translational-histone-modifications-from-embryonic-development-through-adulthood
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G Varma, M Sobolewski, D A Cory-Slechta, J S Schneider
Developmental exposure to prenatal stress (PS) and lead (Pb) can affect brain development and adversely influence behavior and cognition. Epigenetic-based gene regulation is crucial for normal brain development and mis-regulation, in any form, can result in neurodevelopmental disorders. Post-translational histone modifications (PTHMs) are an integral and dynamic component of the epigenetic machinery involved in gene regulation. Exposures to Pb and/or PS may alter PTHM profiles, promoting lifelong alterations in brain function observed following Pb±PS exposure...
July 13, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706074/germ-line-inherited-h3k27me3-restricts-enhancer-function-during-maternal-to-zygotic-transition
#7
Fides Zenk, Eva Loeser, Rosaria Schiavo, Fabian Kilpert, Ozren Bogdanović, Nicola Iovino
Gametes carry parental genetic material to the next generation. Stress-induced epigenetic changes in the germ line can be inherited and can have a profound impact on offspring development. However, the molecular mechanisms and consequences of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance are poorly understood. We found that Drosophila oocytes transmit the repressive histone mark H3K27me3 to their offspring. Maternal contribution of the histone methyltransferase Enhancer of zeste, the enzymatic component of Polycomb repressive complex 2, is required for active propagation of H3K27me3 during early embryogenesis...
July 14, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701309/arhgap18-protects-against-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-formation-by-mitigating-the-synthetic-and-pro-inflammatory-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype
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Renjing Liu, Lisa Lo, Angelina J Lay, Yang Zhao, Ka Ka Ting, Elizabeth N Robertson, Andrew G Sherrah, Sorour R Jarrah, Haibo Li, Zhaoxiong Zhou, Brett D Hambly, David R Richmond, Richmond W Jeremy, Paul G Bannon, Matthew A Vadas, Jennifer Gamble
Rationale: Thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a potentially lethal condition which can affect individuals of all ages. TAA may be complicated by the sudden onset of life threatening dissection or rupture. The underlying mechanisms leading to TAA formation, particularly in the non-syndromal idiopathic group of patients, are not well understood. Thus, identification of new genes and targets that are involved in TAA pathogenesis are required to help prevent and/or reverse the disease phenotype. Objective: Here we explore the role of ARHGAP18, a novel Rho GAP expressed by smooth muscle cells (SMC), in the pathogenesis of TAA...
July 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693635/acetylation-and-methylation-profiles-of-h3k27-in-porcine-embryos-cultured-in-vitro
#9
Luciana Simões Rafagnin Marinho, Vitor Braga Rissi, Andressa Guidugli Lindquist, Marcelo Marcondes Seneda, Vilceu Bordignon
Methylation and acetylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27) regulate chromatin structure and gene expression during early embryo development. While H3K27 acetylation (H3K27ac) is associated with active gene expression, H3K27 methylation (H3K27me) is linked to transcriptional repression. The aim of this study was to assess the profile of H3K27 acetylation and methylation (mono-, di- and trimethyl) during oocyte maturation and early development in vitro of porcine embryos. Oocytes/embryos were fixed at different developmental stages from germinal vesicle to day 8 blastocysts and submitted to an immunocytochemistry protocol to identify the presence and quantify the immunofluorescence intensity of H3K27ac, H3K27me1, H3K27me2 and H3K27me3...
July 11, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692189/diversification-of-hp1-like-chromo-domain-proteins-in-tetrahymena-thermophila
#10
Emily A Wiley, Scott Horrell, Alyssa Yoshino, Cara Schornak, Claire Bagnani, Douglas Chalker
Proteins that possess a chromo domain are well known for their roles in heterochromatin assembly and maintenance. The Heterochromatin Protein 1 (HP1) family, with a chromo domain and carboxy-terminal chromo shadow domain, targets heterochromatin through interaction with histone H3 methylated on lysine 9 (H3K9me2/3). The structural and functional diversity of these proteins observed in both fission yeast and metazoans correlate with chromatin specialization. To expand these studies, we examined chromo domain proteins in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, which has functionally diverse and developmentally-regulated heterochromatin domains...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683815/metabolic-labeling-in-middle-down-proteomics-allows-for-investigation-of-the-dynamics-of-the-histone-code
#11
Simone Sidoli, Congcong Lu, Mariel Coradin, Xiaoshi Wang, Kelly R Karch, Chrystian Ruminowicz, Benjamin A Garcia
BACKGROUND: Middle-down mass spectrometry (MS), i.e., analysis of long (~50-60 aa) polypeptides, has become the method with the highest throughput and accuracy for the characterization of combinatorial histone posttranslational modifications (PTMs). The discovery of histone readers with multiple domains, and overall the cross talk of PTMs that decorate histone proteins, has revealed that histone marks have synergistic roles in modulating enzyme recruitment and subsequent chromatin activities...
July 6, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678539/histone-3-modifications-and-blood-pressure-in-the-beijing-truck-driver-air-pollution-study
#12
Jacob K Kresovich, Zhou Zhang, Fang Fang, Yinan Zheng, Marco Sanchez-Guerra, Brian Thomas Joyce, Jia Zhong, Yana Chervona, Sheng Wang, Dou Chang, John P McCracken, Anaite Díaz, Matteo Bonzini, Michele Carugno, Petros Koutrakis, Choong-Min Kang, Shurui Bian, Tao Gao, Hyang-Min Byun, Joel Schwartz, Andrea A Baccarelli, Lifang Hou
CONTEXT: Histone modifications regulate gene expression; dysregulation has been linked with cardiovascular diseases. Associations between histone modification levels and blood pressure in humans are unclear. OBJECTIVE: We examine the relationship between global histone concentrations and various markers of blood pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using the Beijing Truck Driver Air Pollution Study we investigated global peripheral white blood cell histone modifications (H3K9ac, H3K9me3, H3K27me3, and H3K36me3) associations with pre- and post-work measurements of systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure, mean arterial pressure (MAP), and pulse pressure (PP) using multivariable mixed-effect models...
July 5, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676122/genome-wide-search-for-zelda-like-chromatin-signatures-identifies-gaf-as-a-pioneer-factor-in-early-fly-development
#13
Arbel Moshe, Tommy Kaplan
BACKGROUND: The protein Zelda was shown to play a key role in early Drosophila development, binding thousands of promoters and enhancers prior to maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT), and marking them for transcriptional activation. Recently, we showed that Zelda acts through specific chromatin patterns of histone modifications to mark developmental enhancers and active promoters. Intriguingly, some Zelda sites still maintain these chromatin patterns in Drosophila embryos lacking maternal Zelda protein...
July 4, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667006/whole-genome-and-epigenomic-landscapes-of-etiologically-distinct-subtypes-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Apinya Jusakul, Ioana Cutcutache, Chern Han Yong, Jing Quan Lim, Mi Ni Huang, Nisha Padmanabhan, Vishwa Nellore, Sarinya Kongpetch, Alvin Wei Tian Ng, Ley Moy Ng, Su Pin Choo, Swe Swe Myint, Raynoo Thanan, Sanjanaa Nagarajan, Weng Khong Lim, Cedric Chuan Young Ng, Arnoud Boot, Mo Liu, Choon Kiat Ong, Vikneswari Rajasegaran, Stefanus Lie, Alvin Soon Tiong Lim, Tse Hui Lim, Jing Tan, Jia Liang Loh, John R McPherson, Narong Khuntikeo, Vajaraphongsa Bhudhisawasdi, Puangrat Yongvanit, Sopit Wongkham, Yasushi Totoki, Hiromi Nakamura, Yasuhito Arai, Satoshi Yamasaki, Pierce K H Chow, Alexander Yaw Fui Chung, London Lucien Peng Jin Ooi, Kiat Hon Lim, Simona Dima, Dan G Duda, Irinel Popescu, Philippe Broet, Sen-Yung Hsieh, Ming-Chin Yu, Aldo Scarpa, Jiaming Lai, Di-Xian Luo, Andre Lopes Carvalho, André Luiz Vettore, Hyungjin Rhee, Young Nyun Park, Ludmil Alexandrov, Raluca Gordan, Steven G Rozen, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Chawalit Pairojkul, Bin Tean Teh, Patrick Tan
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a hepatobiliary malignancy exhibiting high incidence in countries with endemic liver-fluke infection. We analysed 489 CCAs from 10 countries, combining whole-genome (71 cases), targeted/exome, copy-number, gene expression, and DNA methylation information. Integrative clustering defined four CCA clusters - Fluke-Positive CCAs (Clusters 1/2) are enriched in ERBB2 amplifications and TP53 mutations, conversely Fluke-Negative CCAs (Clusters 3/4) exhibit high copy-number alterations and PD-1/PD-L2 expression, or epigenetic mutations (IDH1/2, BAP1) and FGFR/PRKA-related gene rearrangements...
June 30, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666321/androgens-regulate-ovarian-gene-expression-through-modulation-of-ezh2-expression-and-activity
#15
Xiaoting Ma, Emily Hayes, Anindita Biswas, Christina Seger, Hen Prizant, Stephen R Hammes, Aritro Sen
Significant evidence suggests that androgen signaling through classical androgen receptors is critical for both normal and pathologic ovarian physiology. Specifically, we and others have shown that, in mouse granulosa cells, androgen actions through both extra-nuclear and nuclear androgen receptor signaling are critical for normal follicle development and ovulation. Here we show that androgens through the PI3K/Akt pathway rapidly (within minutes) phosphorylate and inhibit activity of the Polycomb group protein enhancer of zeste homologue 2 (Ezh2)...
June 28, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665982/the-sertad-protein-taranis-plays-a-role-in-polycomb-mediated-gene-repression
#16
Pranabananda Dutta, Willis X Li
The Polycomb group (PcG) proteins have been implicated in epigenetic transcriptional repression in development, stem cell maintenance and in cancer. The chromodomain protein Polycomb (Pc) is a key member of the PcG. Pc binds to the histone mark, trimethylated histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3), to initiate transcriptional repression. How PcG proteins are recruited to target loci is not fully understood. Here we show that the Drosophila SERTA domain protein Taranis (Tara) is involved in transcriptional regulation of Pc target genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656062/c-myc-is-required-for-braf-v600e-induced-epigenetic-silencing-by-h3k27me3-in-tumorigenesis
#17
Yiping Qu, Qi Yang, Juan Liu, Bingyin Shi, Meiju Ji, Gang Li, Peng Hou
BRAF(V600E) mutation is frequently found in human cancers particularly thyroid cancer and melanoma, and is involved in the regulation of gene expression through activating MAPK/Erk signaling. Trimethylation of histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) is a critical epigenetic mark for the maintenance of gene silencing in tumorigenesis. However, molecular mechanism underlying the complex interplay between these two molecular events remains to be explored. In the present study, we conducted chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with next-generation sequencing (ChIP-Seq) and expression microarray analysis in NIH3T3 cells to explore the relationship between H3K27me3 and transcriptional regulation by BRAF(V600E) mutation...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654693/fatty-acid-synthase-reprograms-the-epigenome-in-uterine-leiomyosarcomas
#18
Min Guan, Xiwei Wu, Peiguo Chu, Warren A Chow
SK-UT-1 uterine leiomyosarcomas (Ut-LMS) cells were transduced with a fatty acid synthase (FASN)-containing retroviral vector to recapitulate the "lipogenic phenotype of cancer." Consistent with this model, forced expression of FASN enhanced SK-UT-1 proliferation, migration, and cellular motion. Further investigation showed FASN promotes trimethylation of H3K9 (H3K9me3) and acetylation of H3K27 (H3K27ac) in SK-UT-1 cells. In contrast, siRNA targeting of FASN in high endogenous FASN expressing SK-LMS-1 Ut-LMS cells inhibits trimethylation of H3K9 and acetylation of H3K27...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651105/heterogeneous-epigenetic-regulation-of-hace1-in-burkitt-lymphoma-derived-cells
#19
Abdelilah Bouzelfen, Hafid Kora, Marion Alcantara, Philippe Bertrand, Jean-Baptiste Latouche, Fabrice Jardin
We examined the consequences of 3-deazaneplanocin A (DZNep) on HACE1 expression in human Burkitt- Lymphoma-derived cells to investigate fundamental molecular mechanisms that control its expression. We treated the human Burkitt- Lymphoma-derived cells lines Ramos and Raji with DZNep and examined HACE1 mRNA expression by RT-PCR. We also studied the effect of DZNep on the methylation of lysine 9 and 27 of histone 3 (H3K27me3 and H3K9me2) associated with the CpG88 and CpG177 islands of the HACE1 promoters by chromatin immunoprecipitation and quantitative PCR...
June 16, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645561/boris-up-regulates-oct4-via-histone-methylation-to-promote-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-in-human-liver-cancer-cells
#20
Qiuying Liu, Kefei Chen, Zhongjian Liu, Yuan Huang, Rongce Zhao, Ling Wei, Xiaoqin Yu, Jingyang He, Jun Liu, Jianguo Qi, Yang Qin, Bo Li
Accumulating evidence has revealed the importance of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in chemoresistance and recurrence. BORIS, a testes-specific CTCF paralog, has been shown to be associated with stemness traits of embryonic cancer cells and epithelial CSCs. We previously reported that BORIS is correlated with the expression of the CSC marker CD90 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These results encourage us to wonder whether BORIS exerts functions on CSC-like traits of human liver cancer cells. Here, we report that BORIS was enriched in HCC tissues...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
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