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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102760/phf13-a-new-player-involved-in-rna-polymerase-ii-transcriptional-regulation-and-co-transcriptional-splicing
#1
Alisa Fuchs, Marcos Torroba, Sarah Kinkley
We recently identified PHF13 as an H3K4me2/3 chromatin reader and transcriptional co-regulator. We found that PHF13 interacts with RNAPIIS5P and PRC2 stabilizing their association with active and bivalent promoters. Furthermore, mass spectrometry analysis identified ∼50 spliceosomal proteins in PHF13's interactome. Here we will discuss the potential role of PHF13 in RNAPII pausing and co-transcriptional splicing.
January 19, 2017: Transcription
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102366/aurora-kinase-a-is-a-biomarker-for-bladder-cancer-detection-and-contributes-to-its-aggressive-behavior
#2
Aaron Mobley, Shizhen Zhang, Jolanta Bondaruk, Yan Wang, Tadeusz Majewski, Nancy P Caraway, Li Huang, Einav Shoshan, Guermarie Velazquez-Torres, Giovanni Nitti, Sangkyou Lee, June Goo Lee, Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, Daniel Willis, Li Zhang, Charles C Guo, Hui Yao, Keith Baggerly, Yair Lotan, Seth P Lerner, Colin Dinney, David McConkey, Menashe Bar-Eli, Bogdan Czerniak
The effects of AURKA overexpression associated with poor clinical outcomes have been attributed to increased cell cycle progression and the development of genomic instability with aneuploidy. We used RNA interference to examine the effects of AURKA overexpression in human bladder cancer cells. Knockdown had minimal effects on cell proliferation but blocked tumor cell invasion. Whole genome mRNA expression profiling identified nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT) as a downstream target that was repressed by AURKA...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087167/lingering-questions-about-enhancer-rna-and-enhancer-transcription-coupled-genomic-instability
#3
REVIEW
Gerson Rothschild, Uttiya Basu
Intergenic and intragenic enhancers found inside topologically associated regulatory domains (TADs) express noncoding RNAs, known as enhancer RNAs (eRNAs). Recent studies have indicated these eRNAs play a role in gene regulatory networks by controlling promoter and enhancer interactions and topology of higher-order chromatin structure. Misregulation of enhancer and promoter associated noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) could stabilize deleterious secondary DNA structures, noncoding RNA associated DNA/RNA hybrid formation, and promote collisions of transcription complexes with replisomes...
January 10, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069330/top2a-hells-atad2-and-tet3-are-novel-prognostic-markers-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#4
Dong Chen, Matthias Maruschke, Oliver Hakenberg, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Christian G Stief, Alexander Buchner
OBJECTIVE: To identify and validate novel prognostic marker genes in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that are increasingly expressed during tumor progression. METHODS: Total RNA was isolated from normal renal tissue, primary G1 and G3 tumors, 14 samples each, and 32 metastases from RCC patients. Expression profiles were created using oligonucleotide microarrays. Significant gene expression differences (p<0.05) were identified between normal kidney, primary tumor and metastases...
January 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069135/epigenetic-control-of-gene-expression-in-maize
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J Huang, J S Lynn, L Schulte, S Vendramin, K McGinnis
Epigenetic gene regulation is important for proper development and gene expression in eukaryotes. Maize has a large and complex genome that includes abundant repetitive sequences which are frequently silenced by epigenetic mechanisms, making it an ideal organism to study epigenetic gene regulation. Epigenetic modifications are chromosome-bound, heritable changes to the genome that do not affect the DNA sequence, and can include DNA methylation, histone modification, and RNA processing. Our appreciation and understanding of epigenetic regulation has grown with the field since its inception ∼65 years ago...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054357/linking-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-spinal-muscular-atrophy-through-rna-transcriptome-homeostasis-a-genomics-perspective
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REVIEW
Margarida Gama-Carvalho, Marina L Garcia-Vaquero, Francisco R Pinto, Florence Besse, Joachim Weis, Aaron Voigt, Jörg B Schulz, Javier De Las Rivas
In this review we present our most recent understanding of key biomolecular processes that underlie two motor neuron degenerative disorders, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). We focus on the role of four multifunctional proteins involved in RNA metabolism (TDP-43, FUS, SMN and Senataxin) that play a causal role in these diseases. Recent results have led to a novel scenario of intricate connections between these four proteins, bringing transcriptome homeostasis into the spotlight as a common theme in motor neuron degeneration...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052101/defining-transcriptional-regulatory-mechanisms-for-primary-let-7-mirnas
#7
Xavier Gaeta, Luat Le, Ying Lin, Yuan Xie, William E Lowry
The let-7 family of miRNAs have been shown to control developmental timing in organisms from C. elegans to humans; their function in several essential cell processes throughout development is also well conserved. Numerous studies have defined several steps of post-transcriptional regulation of let-7 production; from pri-miRNA through pre-miRNA, to the mature miRNA that targets endogenous mRNAs for degradation or translational inhibition. Less-well defined are modes of transcriptional regulation of the pri-miRNAs for let-7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051102/rna-synthesis-is-associated-with-multiple-tbp-chromatin-binding-events
#8
Hussain A Zaidi, David T Auble, Stefan Bekiranov
Competition ChIP is an experimental method that allows transcription factor (TF) chromatin turnover dynamics to be measured across a genome. We develop and apply a physical model of TF-chromatin competitive binding using chemical reaction rate theory and are able to derive the physical half-life or residence time for TATA-binding protein (TBP) across the yeast genome from competition ChIP data. Using our physical modeling approach where we explicitly include the induction profile of the competitor in the model, we are able to estimate yeast TBP-chromatin residence times as short as 1...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043953/subgenic-pol-ii-interactomes-identify-region-specific-transcription-elongation-regulators
#9
Kevin M Harlen, L Stirling Churchman
Transcription, RNA processing, and chromatin-related factors all interact with RNA polymerase II (Pol II) to ensure proper timing and coordination of transcription and co-transcriptional processes. Many transcription elongation regulators must function simultaneously to coordinate these processes, yet few strategies exist to explore the complement of factors regulating specific stages of transcription. To this end, we developed a strategy to purify Pol II elongation complexes from subgenic regions of a single gene, namely the 5' and 3' regions, using sequences in the nascent RNA...
January 2, 2017: Molecular Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040594/transcriptome-analysis-of-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-resistance-associated-long-noncoding-rna-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#10
Pei Ma, Meiling Zhang, Fengqi Nie, Zebo Huang, Jing He, Wei Li, Liang Han
The non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients harbor mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) can be therapeutically targeted by EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKI), such as gefitinib, and show improved progression-free survival. However, most of the patients who are initially responsive to EGFR TKIs with activating EGFR mutations eventually develop acquired resistance after long-term therapy, and are followed by disease progression. Recently, diverse mechanisms of acquired EGFR TKI resistance have been reported, but little is known about the role of long noncoding RNAs in EGFR TKIs resistance...
December 29, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030860/transcriptional-gene-silencing-of-the-autism-associated-long-noncoding-rna-msnp1as-in-human-neural-progenitor-cells
#11
Jessica J DeWitt, Patrick M Hecht, Nicole Grepo, Brent Wilkinson, Oleg V Evgrafov, Kevin V Morris, James A Knowles, Daniel B Campbell
The long noncoding RNA MSNP1AS (moesin pseudogene 1, antisense) is a functional element that was previously associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with genome-wide significance. Expression of MSNP1AS was increased 12-fold in the cerebral cortex of individuals with ASD and 22-fold in individuals with a genome-wide significantly associated ASD genetic marker on chromosome 5p14.1. Overexpression of MSNP1AS in human neuronal cells caused decreased expression of moesin protein, which is involved in neuronal process stability...
December 29, 2016: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017373/mutations-in-ebf3-disturb-transcriptional-profiles-and-cause-intellectual-disability-ataxia-and-facial-dysmorphism
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Frederike Leonie Harms, Katta M Girisha, Andrew A Hardigan, Fanny Kortüm, Anju Shukla, Malik Alawi, Ashwin Dalal, Lauren Brady, Mark Tarnopolsky, Lynne M Bird, Sophia Ceulemans, Martina Bebin, Kevin M Bowling, Susan M Hiatt, Edward J Lose, Michelle Primiano, Wendy K Chung, Jane Juusola, Zeynep C Akdemir, Matthew Bainbridge, Wu-Lin Charng, Margaret Drummond-Borg, Mohammad K Eldomery, Ayman W El-Hattab, Mohammed A M Saleh, Stéphane Bézieau, Benjamin Cogné, Bertrand Isidor, Sébastien Küry, James R Lupski, Richard M Myers, Gregory M Cooper, Kerstin Kutsche
From a GeneMatcher-enabled international collaboration, we identified ten individuals affected by intellectual disability, speech delay, ataxia, and facial dysmorphism and carrying a deleterious EBF3 variant detected by whole-exome sequencing. One 9-bp duplication and one splice-site, five missense, and two nonsense variants in EBF3 were found; the mutations occurred de novo in eight individuals, and the missense variant c.625C>T (p.Arg209Trp) was inherited by two affected siblings from their healthy mother, who is mosaic...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011933/epigenetic-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-irak-m-expression-in-macrophages
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Konstantina Lyroni, Andreas Patsalos, Maria G Daskalaki, Christina Doxaki, Birte Soennichsen, Mike Helms, Ioannis Liapis, Vassiliki Zacharioudaki, Sotirios C Kampranis, Christos Tsatsanis
During macrophage activation, expression of IL-1R-associated kinase (IRAK)-M is induced to suppress TLR-mediated responses and is a hallmark of endotoxin tolerance. Endotoxin tolerance requires tight regulation of genes occurring at the transcriptional and epigenetic levels. To identify novel regulators of IRAK-M, we used RAW 264.7 macrophages and performed a targeted RNA interference screen of genes encoding chromatin-modifying enzymes, signaling molecules, and transcription factors involved in macrophage activation...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997534/dna-methylation-signatures-of-the-plant-chromomethyltransferases
#14
Quentin Gouil, David C Baulcombe
DNA methylation in plants is traditionally partitioned into CG, CHG and CHH contexts (with H any nucleotide but G). By investigating DNA methylation patterns in trinucleotide contexts in four angiosperm species, we show that such a representation hides spatial and functional partitioning of different methylation pathways and is incomplete. CG methylation (mCG) is largely context-independent whereas, at CHG motifs, there is under-representation of mCCG in pericentric regions of A. thaliana and tomato and throughout the chromosomes of maize and rice...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997115/sirt7-is-an-rna-activated-protein-lysine-deacylase
#15
Zhen Tong, Miao Wang, Yi Wang, David D Kim, Jennifer K Grenier, Ji Cao, Sushabhan Sadhukhan, Quan Hao, Hening Lin
Mammalian SIRT7 is a member of the sirtuin family that regulates multiple biological processes including genome stability, metabolic pathways, stress responses, and tumorigenesis. SIRT7 has been shown to be important for ribosome biogenesis and transcriptional regulation. SIRT7 knockout mice exhibit complications associated with fatty liver and increased aging in hematopoietic stem cells. However, the molecular basis for its biological function remains unclear, in part due to the lack of efficient enzymatic activity in vitro...
December 20, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995975/rna-activation-of-haploinsufficient-foxg1-gene-in-murine-neocortex
#16
Cristina Fimiani, Elisa Goina, Qin Su, Guangping Gao, Antonello Mallamaci
More than one hundred distinct gene hemizygosities are specifically linked to epilepsy, mental retardation, autism, schizophrenia and neuro-degeneration. Radical repair of these gene deficits via genome engineering is hardly feasible. The same applies to therapeutic stimulation of the spared allele by artificial transactivators. Small activating RNAs (saRNAs) offer an alternative, appealing approach. As a proof-of-principle, here we tested this approach on the Rett syndrome-linked, haploinsufficient, Foxg1 brain patterning gene...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991661/myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-role-of-ccg-ctc-and-cgg-interruptions-within-dmpk-alleles-in-the-pathogenesis-and-molecular-diagnosis
#17
REVIEW
M Santoro, M Masciullo, G Silvestri, G Novelli, A Botta
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a multisystem neuromuscular disease caused by a CTG triplet expansion in the 3' UTR of DMPK gene. This CTG array is usually uninterrupted in both healthy and DM1 patients, but recent studies identified pathological variant expansions containing unstable CCG, CTC and CGG interruptions with a prevalence of 3-5% of cases. In this review, we will describe the clinical, molecular and genetic issues related to the occurrence of variant expansions associated with DM1. Indeed, the identification of these complex DMPK alleles leads to practical consequences in DM1 genetic counseling and testing, since these exams can give false negative results...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989772/cell-cycle-and-growth-stimuli-regulate-different-steps-of-rna-polymerase-i-transcription
#18
Sandy S Hung, Analia Lesmana, Abigail Peck, Rachel Lee, Elly Tchoubrieva, Katherine M Hannan, Jane Lin, Karen E Sheppard, Katarzyna Jastrzebski, Leonie M Quinn, Lawrence I Rothblum, Richard B Pearson, Ross D Hannan, Elaine Sanij
Transcription of the ribosomal RNA genes (rDNA) by RNA polymerase I (Pol I) is a major control step for ribosome synthesis and is tightly linked to cellular growth. However, the question of whether this process is modulated primarily at the level of transcription initiation or elongation is controversial. Studies in markedly different cell types have identified either initiation or elongation as the major control point. In this study, we have re-examined this question in NIH3T3 fibroblasts using a combination of metabolic labeling of the 47S rRNA, chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis of Pol I and overexpression of the transcription initiation factor Rrn3...
December 15, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986858/evidence-for-argonaute4-dna-interactions-in-rna-directed-dna-methylation-in-plants
#19
Sylvie Lahmy, Dominique Pontier, Natacha Bies-Etheve, Michèle Laudié, Suhua Feng, Edouard Jobet, Christopher J Hale, Richard Cooke, Mohamed-Ali Hakimi, Dimitar Angelov, Steven E Jacobsen, Thierry Lagrange
RNA polymerase V (Pol V) long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been proposed to guide ARGONAUTE4 (AGO4) to chromatin in RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) in plants. Here, we provide evidence, based on laser UV-assisted zero-length cross-linking, for functionally relevant AGO4-DNA interaction at RdDM targets. We further demonstrate that Pol V lncRNAs or the act of their transcription are required to lock Pol V holoenzyme into a stable DNA-bound state that allows AGO4 recruitment via redundant glycine-tryptophan/tryptophan-glycine AGO hook motifs present on both Pol V and its associated factor, SPT5L...
December 1, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986843/the-rna-polymerase-associated-factor-1-complex-is-required-for-plant-touch-responses
#20
Gregory S Jensen, Kateryna Fal, Olivier Hamant, Elizabeth S Haswell
Thigmomorphogenesis is a stereotypical developmental alteration in the plant body plan that can be induced by repeatedly touching plant organs. To unravel how plants sense and record multiple touch stimuli we performed a novel forward genetic screen based on the development of a shorter stem in response to repetitive touch. The touch insensitive (ths1) mutant identified in this screen is defective in some aspects of shoot and root thigmomorphogenesis. The ths1 mutant is an intermediate loss-of-function allele of VERNALIZATION INDEPENDENCE 3 (VIP3), a previously characterized gene whose product is part of the RNA polymerase II-associated factor 1 (Paf1) complex...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
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