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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912479/late-stage-differentiation-of-embryonic-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-requires-jarid2
#1
Sara Cervantes, Marta Fontcuberta-PiSunyer, Joan-Marc Servitja, Rebeca Fernandez-Ruiz, Ainhoa García, Lidia Sanchez, Young-Sook Lee, Ramon Gomis, Rosa Gasa
Jarid2 is a component of the Polycomb Repressor complex 2 (PRC2), which is responsible for genome-wide H3K27me3 deposition, in embryonic stem cells. However, Jarid2 has also been shown to exert pleiotropic PRC2-independent actions during embryogenesis. Here, we have investigated the role of Jarid2 during pancreas development. Conditional ablation of Jarid2 in pancreatic progenitors results in reduced endocrine cell area at birth due to impaired endocrine cell differentiation and reduced prenatal proliferation...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875726/elevated-expression-of-a-pharmacologic-polycomb-signature-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-and-breast-cancer
#2
Pier-Luc Clermont, Lorenzo Fornaro, Francesco Crea
AIM: Polycomb Group complexes are epigenetic repressors that silence tumor suppressive genes. Studies demonstrated that pharmacologic inhibition of Polycomb Group complexes with 3-deazaneplanocin A (DZNeP) induces cancer cell death by re-expressing silenced genes. Here we evaluate the prognostic significance of DZNeP target genes in gastric and breast cancer. Patients & methods/materials: The prognostic impact of a DZNeP-regulated gene signature was investigated using the KM Plotter and cBio Portal resources containing microarray data from tumor tissue...
September 6, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837252/cbx8-is-a-predictor-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-and-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-repressing-the-p53-pathway
#3
Gang-Jun Yuan, Xin Chen, Jun Lu, Zi-Hao Feng, Si-Liang Chen, Ri-Xin Chen, Wen-Su Wei, Fang-Jian Zhou, Dan Xie
CBX8, also known as human polycomb 3, is a repressor that maintains the transcriptionally repressive state in various cellular genes, and has been reported to promote tumorigenesis. In the present study we examined the CBX8 expression in 8 pairs of muscle invasive bladder cancer tissues and adjacent non-tumor tissues, and found that CBX8 was frequently upregulated in muscle invasive bladder cancer tissues when compared to adjacent non-tumor tissues. Analysis showed that high expression of CBX8 in 152 muscle invasive bladder cancer specimens was associated with progression of the T-, N-, and M stage (P = 0...
August 24, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835494/zic2-is-essential-for-maintenance-of-latency-and-is-a-target-of-an-immediate-early-protein-during-kshv-lytic-reactivation
#4
Yuanzhi Lyu, Kazushi Nakano, Ryan R Davis, Clifford G Tepper, Mel Campbell, Yoshihiro Izumiya
Bivalent histone modifications are defined as repressive and activating epigenetic marks that simultaneously decorate the same genomic region. The H3K27me3 mark silences gene expression while H3K4me3 mark prevents the region from becoming permanently silenced and prepares the domain for activation when needed. Specific regions of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) latent episomes are "poised" to be activated by the KSHV replication and transcription activator (K-Rta). How KSHV episomes are prepared such that they maintain latent infection and switch to lytic replication by K-Rta remains unclear...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810646/sex-comb-on-midleg-like-2-is-a-novel-specific-marker-for-the-diagnosis-of-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
#5
Jiao-Jiao Yang, Hua Huang, Ming-Bing Xiao, Feng Jiang, Wen-Kai Ni, Yi-Fei Ji, Cui-Hua Lu, Run-Zhou Ni
Sex comb on midleg like-2 (SCML2) is a polycomb-group protein that encodes transcriptional repressors essential for appropriate development in the fly and in mammals. On the basis of previous findings, the present study aimed to explore the possibility of developing SCML2 into a new diagnostic marker for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). A total of 64 paired GEP-NET tissues and adjacent non-tumorous tissues were obtained from patients who had undergone surgical resection between January 2009 and January 2014, and the expression of SCML2 and two neuroendocrine markers, namely synaptophysin (Syn) and chromogranin A (CgA), in the tissues was assessed by immunohistochemistry...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759577/modular-function-of-long-noncoding-rna-coldair-in-the-vernalization-response
#6
Dong-Hwan Kim, Yanpeng Xi, Sibum Sung
The long noncoding RNA COLDAIR is necessary for the repression of a floral repressor FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC) during vernalization in Arabidopsis thaliana. The repression of FLC is mediated by increased enrichment of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) and subsequent trimethylation of Histone H3 Lysine 27 (H3K27me3) at FLC chromatin. In this study we found that the association of COLDAIR with chromatin occurs only at the FLC locus and that the central region of the COLDAIR transcript is critical for this interaction...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758948/polycomb-repressor-complex-2-in-genomic-instability-and-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Zoe Veneti, Kalliopi K Gkouskou, Aristides G Eliopoulos
Polycomb repressor complexes PRC1 and PRC2 regulate chromatin compaction and gene expression, and are widely recognized for their fundamental contributions to developmental processes. Herein, we summarize the existing evidence and molecular mechanisms linking PRC-mediated epigenetic aberrations to genomic instability and malignancy, with a particular focus on the role of deregulated PRC2 in tumor suppressor gene expression, the DNA damage response, and the fidelity of DNA replication. We also discuss some of the recent advances in the development of pharmacological and dietary interventions affecting PRC2, which point to promising applications for the prevention and management of human malignancies...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714959/o-glcnacylation-modulates-bmi-1-protein-stability-and-potential-oncogenic-function-in-prostate-cancer
#8
Y Li, L Wang, J Liu, P Zhang, M An, C Han, Y Li, X Guan, K Zhang
The Polycomb group transcriptional repressor Bmi-1 often overexpressed and participated in stem cells self-renewal and tumorigenesis initiating of prostate cancer. In this progression, Bmi-1 protein was regulated by transcription and post-translational modifications (PTMs). Nobly, the underlying PTMs regulation of Bmi-1 is poorly known. Here we use co-immunoprecipitation show that in C4-2 cell line, Bmi-1 directly interacted with OGT which is the only known enzyme catalyzed the O-GlcNAcylation in human. Furthermore, we identified that Ser255 is the site for Bmi-1 O-GlcNAcylation, and O-GlcNAcylation promoted Bmi-1 protein stability and its oncogenic activity...
July 17, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710118/correction-for-wang-et-al-comparative-analysis-of-chromatin-binding-by-sex-comb-on-midleg-scm-and-other-polycomb-group-repressors-at-a-drosophila-hox-gene
#9
Liangjun Wang, Neal Jahren, Ellen L Miller, Carrie S Ketel, Daniel R Mallin, Jeffrey A Simon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612725/-the-biological-complexity-of-polycomb-group-proteins-the-case-of-ezh2
#10
Myriam Koubi, Christian Chabannon, Estelle Duprez
Polycomb Group proteins (PcG) are repressive epigenetic factors essential for development and involved in numerous cancer processes, yet their modes of action and recruitment to specific genomic loci are not fully understood. Recently, it has been shown that the PcG protein recruitment is a dynamic process, contrary to what was foreseen in the initial hierarchical model. In addition, EZH2, a key PcG protein, can be associated to transcribed genes, challenging the former function of PcG proteins as transcriptional repressors...
May 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591729/bmi-1-is-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-diffuse-intrinsic-pontine-glioma
#11
Shiva Senthil Kumar, Satarupa Sengupta, Kyungwoo Lee, Nanki Hura, Christine Fuller, Mariko DeWire, Charles B Stevenson, Maryam Fouladi, Rachid Drissi
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a poor-prognosis pediatric brain tumor. No effective curative therapy is currently available and no therapeutic advances have been made in several decades. BMI-1 is a member of the multimeric protein complex Polycomb repressor complex 1. It is highly expressed in a number of diseases and malignancies and has been implicated in self-renewal of normal and cancer cells, and in DNA damage signaling. The role of BMI-1 in DIPG is largely unknown. Here, we show that BMI-1 is highly expressed in tumor tissue samples of DIPG patients and in patient-derived cancer stem-like cells...
May 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584023/notch-represses-transcription-by-prc2-recruitment-to-the-ternary-complex
#12
Xiaoqing Han, Prathibha Ranganathan, Christos Tzimas, Kelly L Weaver, Ke Jin, Luisana Astudillo, Wen Zhou, Xiaoxia Zhu, Bin Li, David J Robbins, Anthony J Capobianco
It is well established that Notch functions as a transcriptional activator through the formation of a ternary complex that comprises Notch, Maml, and CSL. This ternary complex then serves to recruit additional transcriptional cofactors that link to higher order transcriptional complexes. The mechanistic details of these events remain unclear. This report reveals that the Notch ternary complex can direct the formation of a repressor complex to terminate gene expression of select target genes. Herein, it is demonstrated that p19(Arf) and Klf4 are transcriptionally repressed in a Notch-dependent manner...
September 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512107/divergent-requirements-for-ezh1-in-heart-development-versus-regeneration
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shanshan Ai, Xianhong Yu, Yumei Li, Yong Peng, Chen Li, Yanzhu Yue, Ge Tao, Chuanyun Li, William T Pu, Aibin He
RATIONALE: Polycomb repressive complex 2 is a major epigenetic repressor that deposits methylation on histone H3 on lysine 27 (H3K27me) and controls differentiation and function of many cells, including cardiac myocytes. EZH1 and EZH2 are 2 alternative catalytic subunits with partial functional redundancy. The relative roles of EZH1 and EZH2 in heart development and regeneration are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We compared the roles of EZH1 versus EZH2 in heart development and neonatal heart regeneration...
July 7, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455403/concerted-divergence-after-gene-duplication-in-polycomb-repressive-complexes
#14
Yichun Qiu, Shao-Lun Liu, Keith L Adams
Duplicated genes are a major contributor to genome evolution and phenotypic novelty. There are multiple possible evolutionary fates of duplicated genes. Here, we provide an example of concerted divergence of simultaneously duplicated genes whose products function in the same complex. We studied POLYCOMB REPRESSIVE COMPLEX2 (PRC2) in Brassicaceae. The VERNALIZATION (VRN)-PRC2 complex contains VRN2 and SWINGER (SWN), and both genes were duplicated during a whole-genome duplication to generate FERTILIZATION INDEPENDENT SEED2 (FIS2) and MEDEA (MEA), which function in the Brassicaceae-specific FIS-PRC2 complex that regulates seed development...
June 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423699/long-non-coding-rna-lucat1-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-human-non-small-lung-cancer-and-regulates-cell-proliferation-via-epigenetically-repressing-p21-and-p57-expression
#15
Yue Sun, Shi-Dai Jin, Quan Zhu, Liang Han, Jing Feng, Xi-Yi Lu, Wei Wang, Feng Wang, Ren-Hua Guo
Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been recognized as playing key roles in regulating cellular processes, such as proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. These lncRNAs have been shown to be abnormally expressed in tumorigenic processes. However, the role and clinical relevance of LUCAT1 in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remain unclear. In this study, we found that the expression of LUCAT1 was significantly up-regulated in NSCLC tissues compared to non-tumor tissues, and its expression was associated with tumor size, tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) stage and overall survival (OS)...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416772/dna-methylation-of-mettl7a-gene-body-regulates-its-transcriptional-level-in-thyroid-cancer
#16
Shasha Zhou, Yihang Shen, Min Zheng, Linlin Wang, Raymond Che, Wanning Hu, Pin Li
DNA methylation is the best-studied epigenetic mechanism for regulating gene transcription and maintaining genome stability. Current research progress of transcriptional regulation by DNA methylation mostly focuses on promoter region where hypomethylated CpG islands are present transcriptional activity, as hypermethylated CpG islands generally result in gene repression. Recently, the DNA methylation patterns across the gene body (intragenic methylation) have increasingly attracted attention towards their role in transcriptional regulation and efficiency, due to the improvement of numerous genome-wide DNA methylation profiling studies...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415635/role-of-ezh2-in-cancer-stem-cells-from-biological-insight-to-a-therapeutic-target
#17
REVIEW
Yiping Wen, Jing Cai, Yaya Hou, Zaiju Huang, Zehua Wang
Epigenetic modifications in cancer stem cells largely result in phenotypic and functional heterogeneity in many solid tumors. Increasing evidence indicates that enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), the catalytic subunit of Polycomb repressor complex 2, is highly expressed in cancer stem cells of numerous malignant tumors and has a critical function in cancer stem cell expansion and maintenance. Here, we review up-to-date information regarding EZH2 expression patterns, functions, and molecular mechanisms in cancer stem cells in various malignant tumors and discuss the therapeutic potential of targeting EZH2 in tumors...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410242/functional-and-therapeutic-significance-of-ezh2-in-urological-cancers
#18
REVIEW
Xiaobing Liu, Qingjian Wu, Longkun Li
The enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is a core subunit of the polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2), which is overexpressed in numerous cancers and mutated in several others. Notably, EZH2 acts not only a critical epigenetic repressor through its role in histone methylation, it is also an activator of gene expression, acting through multiple signaling pathways in distinct cancer types. Increasing evidence suggests that EZH2 is an oncogene and is central to initiation, growth and progression of urological cancers...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359242/small-molecule-inhibitors-of-epigenetic-mutations-as-compelling-drug-targets-for-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#19
Bani Bandana Ganguly
BACKGROUND: Involvement of mutations in epigenetic mechanism in development of heterogeneous MDS and its evolution to AML has been understood with at least one mutation and median of 2-3 mutations of the landscapes of driver mutations in ~40 genes described >90% MDS patients. Exclusivity and cooperating effects of mutations have directed therapeutic implementation with hypomethylating agents and identified a number of first-in-class small molecules as inhibitors of mutational expression...
March 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340355/the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-asp-rna-promotes-viral-latency-by-recruiting-the-polycomb-repressor-complex-2-and-promoting-nucleosome-assembly
#20
Juan C Zapata, Federica Campilongo, Robert A Barclay, Catherine DeMarino, Maria D Iglesias-Ussel, Fatah Kashanchi, Fabio Romerio
Various epigenetic marks at the HIV-1 5'LTR suppress proviral expression and promote latency. Cellular antisense transcripts known as long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) recruit the polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2) to gene promoters, which catalyzes trimethylation of lysine 27 on histone H3 (H3K27me3), thus promoting nucleosome assembly and suppressing gene expression. We found that an HIV-1 antisense transcript expressed from the 3'LTR and encoding the antisense protein ASP promotes proviral latency. Expression of ASP RNA reduced HIV-1 replication in Jurkat cells...
June 2017: Virology
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