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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323035/naturally-occurring-anti-cancer-agents-targeting-ezh2
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Fahimeh Shahabipour, Michele Caraglia, Muhammed Majeed, Giuseppe Derosa, Pamela Maffioli, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Natural products are considered as promising tools for the prevention and treatment of cancer. The enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is a histone methyltransferase unit of polycomb repressor complexes such as PRC2 complex that has oncogenic roles through interference with growth and metastatic potential. Several agents targeting EZH2 has been discovered but they often induce side effects in clinical trials. Recently, EZH2 has emerged as a potential target of natural products with documented anti-cancer effects and this discloses a new scenario for the development of EZH2 inhibitory strategies with agents with low cytotoxic detrimental effects...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320739/a-covalently-bound-inhibitor-triggers-ezh2-degradation-through-chip-mediated-ubiquitination
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Xu Wang, Wei Cao, Jianjun Zhang, Ming Yan, Qin Xu, Xiangbing Wu, Lixin Wan, Zhiyuan Zhang, Chenping Zhang, Xing Qin, Meng Xiao, Dongxia Ye, Yuyang Liu, Zeguang Han, Shaomeng Wang, Li Mao, Wenyi Wei, Wantao Chen
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) has been characterized as a critical oncogene and a promising drug target in human malignant tumors. The current EZH2 inhibitors strongly suppress the enhanced enzymatic function of mutant EZH2 in some lymphomas. However, the recent identification of a PRC2- and methyltransferase-independent role of EZH2 indicates that a complete suppression of all oncogenic functions of EZH2 is needed. Here, we report a unique EZH2-targeting strategy by identifying a gambogenic acid (GNA) derivative as a novel agent that specifically and covalently bound to Cys668 within the EZH2-SET domain, triggering EZH2 degradation through COOH terminus of Hsp70-interacting protein (CHIP)-mediated ubiquitination...
March 20, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157500/a-finer-print-than-tads-prc1-mediated-domains
#3
Elena Torlai Triglia, Tiago Rito, Ana Pombo
Polycomb proteins are well-known epigenetic repressors with unexplained roles in chromatin folding. In this issue of Molecular Cell, Kundu et al. (2017) investigate the structures of PRC1-mediated domains in stem cells and probe their changes upon differentiation and in PRC knockouts.
February 2, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132848/vernalization-triggered-intragenic-chromatin-loop-formation-by-long-noncoding-rnas
#4
Dong-Hwan Kim, Sibum Sung
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) affect gene regulation through structural and regulatory interactions with associated proteins. The Polycomb complex often binds to lncRNAs in eukaryotes, and an lncRNA, COLDAIR, associates with Polycomb to mediate silencing of the floral repressor FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) during the process of vernalization in Arabidopsis. Here, we identified an additional Polycomb-binding lncRNA, COLDWRAP. COLDWRAP is derived from the repressed promoter of FLC and is necessary for the establishment of the stable repressed state of FLC by vernalization...
February 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104398/down-regulation-of-boris-ctcfl-efficiently-regulates-cancer-stemness-and-metastasis-in-mycn-amplified-neuroblastoma-cell-line-by-modulating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Koteswara Rao Garikapati, Nibedita Patel, Venkata Krishna Kanth Makani, Priyanka Cilamkoti, Utpal Bhadra, Manika Pal Bhadra
BORIS/CTCFL is a vital nucleotide binding protein expressed during embryogenesis and gametogenesis. BORIS/CTCFL is the paralogue of transcriptional repressor protein CTCF, which is aberrantly expressed in various malignancies and primarily re-expressed in cancer stem cells (CSCs). The mechanism behind regulation of BORIS in various cancer conditions and tumor metastases is so far not explored in detail. The aim of the study was to understand the influence of BORIS/CTCFL on stemness and metastasis by regulating well-known oncogenes and related signaling pathways...
January 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068325/trim28-interacts-with-ezh2-and-swi-snf-to-activate-genes-that-promote-mammosphere-formation
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J Li, Y Xi, W Li, R L McCarthy, S A Stratton, W Zou, W Li, S Y Dent, A K Jain, M C Barton
Histone methyl transferase EZH2 (Enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2) is generally associated with H3K27 methylation and gene silencing, as a member of the polycomb repressor 2 (PRC2) complex. Immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry of the EZH2-protein interactome in estrogen receptor positive, breast cancer-derived MCF7 cells revealed EZH2 interactions with subunits of chromatin remodeler SWI/SNF complex and TRIM28, which formed a complex with EZH2 distinct from PRC2. Unexpectedly, transcriptome profiling showed that EZH2 primarily activates, rather than represses, transcription in MCF7 cells and with TRIM28 co-regulates a set of genes associated with stem cell maintenance and poor survival of breast cancer patients...
January 9, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030829/cbx7-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-through-the-inhibition-of-pten-akt-signaling-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Sujie Ni, Hongwei Wang, Xiaolin Zhu, Chunhua Wan, Junfei Xu, Chen Lu, Li Xiao, Jiaqi He, Chongyi Jiang, Wei Wang, Zhixian He
Chromobox protein homolog 7 (CBX7), one of the polycomb group (PcG) proteins, is a transcriptional repressor involved in the regulation of cell proliferation and senescence. In the present study, we showed that CBX7 negatively regulates the proliferation, viability, chemoresistance, and migration of pancreatic cancer cells. Overexpression of CBX7 significantly inhibited the proliferation of pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Depletion of CBX7 facilitated their growth. CBX7 also impaired the viability and chemoresistance of pancreatic cancer cells...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984719/easy-stress-relief-by-ezh2
#8
Supriya G Prasanth, Kannanganattu V Prasanth
While we are beginning to appreciate the cellular roles played by long noncoding RNAs, the function of transcripts emerging from repetitive genomic regions remains enigmatic. In this issue, Zovoilis et al. report that the polycomb protein EZH2, upon heat shock, facilitates transcription of stress-responsive genes by inducing the degradation of the transcriptional repressor B2 repeat RNA.
December 15, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932267/human-pre-pik3c2b-an-intronic-cis-element-with-dual-function-of-activation-and-repression
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Jayant Maini, Mohsen Ghasemi, Deepti Yandhuri, Suman S Thakur, Vani Brahmachari
The Polycomb/Trithorax Responsive Elements (PRE/TREs) are the cis-regulatory sequences that interact with both repressive (PcG) as well as activating (TrxG) complexes. However, most of the mammalian PREs are demonstrated to interact with the repressive polycomb (PcG) complexes only. We have carried out an unbiased search for proteins interacting with human PRE-PIK3C2B (hPRE-PIK3C2B) based on DNA affinity purification followed by mass spectrometry and identified MLL, MLL4 and WDR87 among other proteins in three biological replicates in HEK, U87 and HeLa cell lines...
December 6, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904674/bmi1-plays-an-important-role-in-dentin-and-mandible-homeostasis-by-maintaining-redox-balance
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Ying Yin, Xian Xue, Qian Wang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
To explore whether polycomb repressor Bmi1 plays an important role in dentin and mandible development homeostasis by maintaining redox balance, 3-week-old Bmi1 gene knockout (Bmi1(-/-)) mice were treated with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 2 weeks in their drinking water and phenotypes of the tooth and mandibles were compared with vehicle-treated Bmi1(-/-) mice and wild-type mice by radiograph, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Alterations of oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell proliferation and cell cycle-related parameters were also examined in mandibles...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898079/a-dna-element-that-remembers-winter
#11
Chenlong Li, Yuhai Cui
Polycomb-mediated silencing of the floral repressor gene FLC in response to long-term cold is a central event during vernalization in Arabidopsis thaliana, but how it is initiated is unclear. Two new studies identify a DNA element that mediates FLC silencing by attracting a pair of transcriptional repressors, VAL1 and VAL2, which in turn trigger epigenetic silencing by the Polycomb complex PHD-PRC2.
November 29, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856324/mll-af4-binds-directly-to-a-bcl-2-specific-enhancer-and-modulates-h3k27%C3%A2-acetylation
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Laura Godfrey, Jon Kerry, Ross Thorne, Emmanouela Repapi, James O J Davies, Marta Tapia, Erica Ballabio, Jim R Hughes, Huimin Geng, Marina Konopleva, Thomas A Milne
Survival rates for children and adults carrying mutations in the Mixed Lineage Leukemia (MLL) gene continue to have a very poor prognosis. The most common MLL mutation in acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the t(4;11)(q21;q23) chromosome translocation that fuses MLL in-frame with the AF4 gene producing MLL-AF4 and AF4-MLL fusion proteins. Previously, we found that MLL-AF4 binds to the BCL-2 gene and directly activates it through DOT1L recruitment and increased H3K79me2/3 levels. In the study described here, we performed a detailed analysis of MLL-AF4 regulation of the entire BCL-2 family...
March 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819666/a-cis-cold-memory-element-and-a-trans-epigenome-reader-mediate-polycomb-silencing-of-flc-by-vernalization-in-arabidopsis
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Wenya Yuan, Xiao Luo, Zicong Li, Wannian Yang, Yizhong Wang, Rui Liu, Jiamu Du, Yuehui He
Some plants acquire competence to flower in spring after experiencing a seasonal temperature drop-winter cold, in a process termed vernalization. In Arabidopsis thaliana, prolonged exposure to cold induces epigenetic silencing of the potent floral repressor locus FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) by Polycomb group (PcG) proteins, and this silencing is stably maintained in subsequent growth and development upon return to warm temperatures. Here we show that a cis-regulatory DNA element in the nucleation region for PcG silencing at FLC and two homologous trans-acting epigenome readers, VAL1 and VAL2, control vernalization-mediated FLC silencing...
December 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716060/mir-27b-shapes-the-presynaptic-transcriptome-and-influences-neurotransmission-by-silencing-the-polycomb-group-protein-bmi1
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Vivian Y Poon, Minxia Gu, Fang Ji, Antonius M VanDongen, Marc Fivaz
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding RNAs that are emerging as important post-transcriptional regulators of neuronal and synaptic development. The precise impact of miRNAs on presynaptic function and neurotransmission remains, however, poorly understood. RESULTS: Here, we identify miR-27b-an abundant neuronal miRNA implicated in neurological disorders-as a global regulator of the presynaptic transcriptome. miR-27b influences the expression of three quarters of genes associated with presynaptic function in cortical neurons...
October 4, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705745/rybp-stimulates-prc1-to-shape-chromatin-based-communication-between-polycomb-repressive-complexes
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Nathan R Rose, Hamish W King, Neil P Blackledge, Nadezda A Fursova, Katherine Ji Ember, Roman Fischer, Benedikt M Kessler, Robert J Klose
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins function as chromatin-based transcriptional repressors that are essential for normal gene regulation during development. However, how these systems function to achieve transcriptional regulation remains very poorly understood. Here, we discover that the histone H2AK119 E3 ubiquitin ligase activity of Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) is defined by the composition of its catalytic subunits and is highly regulated by RYBP/YAF2-dependent stimulation. In mouse embryonic stem cells, RYBP plays a central role in shaping H2AK119 mono-ubiquitylation at PcG targets and underpins an activity-based communication between PRC1 and Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) which is required for normal histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3)...
October 5, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703144/bmi1-marks-distinct-castration-resistant-luminal-progenitor-cells-competent-for-prostate-regeneration-and-tumour-initiation
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Young A Yoo, Meejeon Roh, Anum F Naseem, Barbara Lysy, Mohamed M Desouki, Kenji Unno, Sarki A Abdulkadir
Identification of defined cell populations with stem/progenitor properties is key for understanding prostate development and tumorigenesis. Here we show that the polycomb repressor protein Bmi1 marks a population of castration-resistant luminal epithelial cells enriched in the mouse proximal prostate. We employ lineage tracing to show that these castration-resistant Bmi1-expressing cells (or CARBs) are capable of tissue regeneration and self-renewal. Notably, CARBs are distinct from the previously described luminal castration-resistant Nkx3...
October 5, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659991/in-vivo-models-to-address-the-function-of-polycomb-group-proteins
#17
Frédéric Bantignies
Initially discovered as repressors of homeotic gene expression in Drosophila, Polycomb group (PcG) proteins have now been shown to be involved in a plethora of biological processes. Indeed, by repressing a large number of target genes, including specific lineage genes, these chromatin factors play major roles in a multitude of cellular functions, such as pluripotency, differentiation, reprogramming, tissue regeneration, and nuclear organization. In this book chapter are presented in vivo approaches and technologies, which have been used in both mammalian and Drosophila systems to study the cellular functions of Polycomb group proteins...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659984/determination-of-polycomb-group-of-protein-compartmentalization-through-chromatin-fractionation-procedure
#18
Federica Marasca, Fabrizia Marullo, Chiara Lanzuolo
Epigenetic mechanisms modulate and maintain the transcriptional state of the genome acting at various levels on chromatin. Emerging findings suggest that the position in the nuclear space and the cross talk between components of the nuclear architecture play a role in the regulation of epigenetic signatures. We recently described a cross talk between the Polycomb group of proteins (PcG) epigenetic repressors and the nuclear lamina. This interplay is important for the maintenance of transcriptional repression at muscle-specific genes and for the correct timing of muscle differentiation...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659971/chromatin-immunoprecipitation
#19
Laura Wiehle, Achim Breiling
Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) is a valuable method to investigate protein-DNA interactions in vivo. Since its discovery it has been indispensable to identify binding sites and patterns of a variety of DNA-interacting proteins, such as transcription factors and regulators, modified histones, and epigenetic modifiers. The Polycomb repressors were the first proteins that have been mapped using this technique, which provided the mechanistic basis for the understanding of their biological function. Cross-linked (XChIP) or native (NChIP) chromatin from tissues or cultured cells is fragmented and the protein of interest is immunoprecipitated using a specific antibody...
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651832/fine-tuning-of-chromatin-composition-and-polycomb-recruitment-by-two-mi2-homologues-during-c-elegans-early-embryonic-development
#20
Stéphanie Käser-Pébernard, Catherine Pfefferli, Caroline Aschinger, Chantal Wicky
BACKGROUND: The nucleosome remodeling and deacetylase complex promotes cell fate decisions throughout embryonic development. Its core enzymatic subunit, the SNF2-like ATPase and Helicase Mi2, is well conserved throughout the eukaryotic kingdom and can be found in multiple and highly homologous copies in all vertebrates and some invertebrates. However, the reasons for such duplications and their implications for embryonic development are unknown. RESULTS: Here we studied the two C...
2016: Epigenetics & Chromatin
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