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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777912/a-super-enhancer-maintains-homeostatic-expression-of-regnase-1
#1
Riyun Yang, Yuanyuan Wu, Yue Ming, Yuanpei Xu, Shouyan Wang, Jianbo Shen, Chenlu Wang, Xia Chen, Yongming Wang, Renfang Mao, Yihui Fan
Regnase-1 is not only a key component in maintaining intracellular homeostasis but also a critical negative regulator in preventing autoimmune diseases and cancer development. To keep homeostatic state, Regnase-1 has to be maintained at a desired level in multiple cell types. However, the molecular mechanism of keeping a certain transcriptional level of Reganase-1 is largely unknown. In this study, we found a super-enhancer (Reg-1-SE) around Regnase-1 gene is able to control the homeostatic expression of Regnase-1...
May 16, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773832/distinct-epigenetic-landscapes-underlie-the-pathobiology-of-pancreatic-cancer-subtypes
#2
Gwen Lomberk, Yuna Blum, Rémy Nicolle, Asha Nair, Krutika Satish Gaonkar, Laetitia Marisa, Angela Mathison, Zhifu Sun, Huihuang Yan, Nabila Elarouci, Lucile Armenoult, Mira Ayadi, Tamas Ordog, Jeong-Heon Lee, Gavin Oliver, Eric Klee, Vincent Moutardier, Odile Gayet, Benjamin Bian, Pauline Duconseil, Marine Gilabert, Martin Bigonnet, Stephane Garcia, Olivier Turrini, Jean-Robert Delpero, Marc Giovannini, Philippe Grandval, Mohamed Gasmi, Veronique Secq, Aurélien De Reyniès, Nelson Dusetti, Juan Iovanna, Raul Urrutia
Recent studies have offered ample insight into genome-wide expression patterns to define pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) subtypes, although there remains a lack of knowledge regarding the underlying epigenomics of PDAC. Here we perform multi-parametric integrative analyses of chromatin immunoprecipitation-sequencing (ChIP-seq) on multiple histone modifications, RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq), and DNA methylation to define epigenomic landscapes for PDAC subtypes, which can predict their relative aggressiveness and survival...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771329/regulation-of-the-neuropathy-associated-pmp22-gene-by-a-distal-super-enhancer
#3
Harrison Pantera, John J Moran, Holly A Hung, Evgenia Pak, Amalia Dutra, John Svaren
Peripheral nerve myelination is adversely affected in the most common form of the hereditary peripheral neuropathy called Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease. This form, classified as CMT1A, is caused by a 1.4 Mb duplication on chromosome 17, which includes the abundantly expressed Schwann cell myelin gene, Peripheral Myelin Protein 22 (PMP22). This is one of the most common copy number variants causing neurological disease. Overexpression of Pmp22 in rodent models recapitulates several aspects of neuropathy, and reduction of Pmp22 in such models results in amelioration of the neuropathy phenotype...
May 16, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765516/selective-dissociation-between-lsd1-and-gfi1b-by-a-lsd1-inhibitor-ncd38-induces-the-activation-of-erg-super-enhancer-in-erythroleukemia-cells
#4
Ryusuke Yamamoto, Masahiro Kawahara, Shinji Ito, Junko Satoh, Goichi Tatsumi, Masakatsu Hishizawa, Takayoshi Suzuki, Akira Andoh
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a histone modifier for transcriptional repression involved in the regulation of hematopoiesis. We previously reported that a LSD1 inhibitor NCD38 induces transdifferentiation from erythroid lineage to granulomonocytic lineage and exerts anti-leukemia effect through de-repression of the specific super-enhancers of hematopoietic regulators including ERG in a human erythroleukemia cell line, HEL. However, the mechanistic basis for this specificity of NCD38 has remained unclear...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760797/-lmo1-super-enhancer-polymorphism-rs2168101-g-t-correlates-with-decreased-neuroblastoma-risk-in-chinese-children
#5
Jing He, Xiaohong Zhang, Jiao Zhang, Ruizhong Zhang, Tianyou Yang, Jinhong Zhu, Huimin Xia, Yan Zou
Neuroblastoma is one of the most frequently occurring childhood cancers. The rs2168101 G>T polymorphism observed in the LMO1 gene is located at a conserved GATA transcription factor binding motif. This polymorphism was reported to be significantly associated with neuroblastoma susceptibility. However, whether this and other functional polymorphisms can affect neuroblastoma risk of Chinese children remains unknown. We conducted a two-center hospital-based case-control study with a total of 374 cases and 812 controls to assess the role of five LMO1 gene polymorphisms in the neuroblastoma risk...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757144/computational-prediction-of-ctcf-cohesin-based-intra-tad-loops-that-insulate-chromatin-contacts-and-gene-expression-in-mouse-liver
#6
Bryan J Matthews, David J Waxman
CTCF and cohesin are key drivers of 3D-nuclear organization, anchoring the megabase-scale Topologically Associating Domains (TADs) that segment the genome. Here, we present and validate a computational method to predict cohesin-and-CTCF binding sites that form intra-TAD DNA loops. The intra-TAD loop anchors identified are structurally indistinguishable from TAD anchors regarding binding partners, sequence conservation, and resistance to cohesin knockdown; further, the intra-TAD loops retain key functional features of TADs, including chromatin contact insulation, blockage of repressive histone mark spread, and ubiquity across tissues...
May 14, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755129/molecular-mechanism-of-the-tp53-mdm2-ar-akt-signalling-network-regulation-by-usp12
#7
Urszula L McClurg, Nay C T H Chit, Mahsa Azizyan, Joanne Edwards, Arash Nabbi, Karl T Riabowol, Sirintra Nakjang, Stuart R McCracken, Craig N Robson
The TP53-MDM2-AR-AKT signalling network plays a critical role in the development and progression of prostate cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating this signalling network are not completely defined. By conducting transcriptome analysis, denaturing immunoprecipitations and immunopathology, we demonstrate that the TP53-MDM2-AR-AKT cross-talk is regulated by the deubiquitinating enzyme USP12 in prostate cancer. Our findings explain why USP12 is one of the 12 most commonly overexpressed cancer-associated genes located near an amplified super-enhancer...
May 14, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754476/targeting-super-enhancers-for-disease-treatment-and-diagnosis
#8
Ha Youn Shin
The transcriptional regulation of genes determines the fate of animal cell differentiation and subsequent organ development. With the recent progress in genome-wide technologies, the genomic landscapes of enhancers have been broadly explored in mammalian genomes, which led to the discovery of novel specific subsets of enhancers, termed superenhancers. Super-enhancers are large clusters of enhancers covering the long region of regulatory DNA and are densely occupied by transcription factors, active histone marks, and co-activators...
May 10, 2018: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724031/targeting-general-transcriptional-machinery-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-adult-t-cell-leukemia
#9
REVIEW
Regina Wan Ju Wong, Takashi Ishida, Takaomi Sanda
Cancer cells are highly reliant on certain molecular pathways, which support their survival and proliferation. The fundamental concept of molecularly targeted therapy is to target a protein that is specifically deregulated or overexpressed in cancer cells. However, drug resistance and tumor heterogeneity are major obstacles in the development of specific inhibitors. Additionally, many driver oncogenes exert their oncogenic property via abnormal expression without having genetic mutations. Interestingly, recent accumulating evidence has demonstrated that many critical cancer genes are driven by a unique class of enhancers termed super-enhancers...
May 2, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717274/detecting-epistasis-within-chromatin-regulatory-circuitry-reveals-cand2-as-a-novel-susceptibility-gene-for-obesity
#10
Shan-Shan Dong, Shi Yao, Yi-Xiao Chen, Yan Guo, Yu-Jie Zhang, Hui-Min Niu, Ruo-Han Hao, Hui Shen, Qing Tian, Hong-Wen Deng, Tie-Lin Yang
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies have identified many susceptibility loci for obesity. However, missing heritability problem is still challenging and ignorance of genetic interactions is believed to be an important cause. Current methods for detecting interactions usually do not consider regulatory elements in non-coding regions. Interaction analyses within chromatin regulatory circuitry may identify new susceptibility loci. METHODS: We developed a pipeline named interaction analyses within chromatin regulatory circuitry (IACRC), to identify genetic interactions impacting body mass index (BMI)...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706548/the-energetics-and-physiological-impact-of-cohesin-extrusion
#11
Laura Vian, Aleksandra Pękowska, Suhas S P Rao, Kyong-Rim Kieffer-Kwon, Seolkyoung Jung, Laura Baranello, Su-Chen Huang, Laila El Khattabi, Marei Dose, Nathanael Pruett, Adrian L Sanborn, Andres Canela, Yaakov Maman, Anna Oksanen, Wolfgang Resch, Xingwang Li, Byoungkoo Lee, Alexander L Kovalchuk, Zhonghui Tang, Steevenson Nelson, Michele Di Pierro, Ryan R Cheng, Ido Machol, Brian Glenn St Hilaire, Neva C Durand, Muhammad S Shamim, Elena K Stamenova, José N Onuchic, Yijun Ruan, Andre Nussenzweig, David Levens, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Rafael Casellas
Cohesin extrusion is thought to play a central role in establishing the architecture of mammalian genomes. However, extrusion has not been visualized in vivo, and thus, its functional impact and energetics are unknown. Using ultra-deep Hi-C, we show that loop domains form by a process that requires cohesin ATPases. Once formed, however, loops and compartments are maintained for hours without energy input. Strikingly, without ATP, we observe the emergence of hundreds of CTCF-independent loops that link regulatory DNA...
April 24, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690904/ocean-c-mapping-hubs-of-open-chromatin-interactions-across-the-genome-reveals-gene-regulatory-networks
#12
Tingting Li, Lumeng Jia, Yong Cao, Qing Chen, Cheng Li
We develop a method called open chromatin enrichment and network Hi-C (OCEAN-C) for antibody-independent mapping of global open chromatin interactions. By integrating FAIRE-seq and Hi-C, OCEAN-C detects open chromatin interactions enriched by active cis-regulatory elements. We identify more than 10,000 hubs of open chromatin interactions (HOCIs) in human cells, which are mainly active promoters and enhancers bound by many DNA-binding proteins and form interaction networks crucial for gene transcription. In addition to identifying large-scale topological structures, including topologically associated domains and A/B compartments, OCEAN-C can detect HOCI-mediated chromatin interactions that are strongly associated with gene expression, super-enhancers, and broad H3K4me3 domains...
April 24, 2018: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673644/3d-mesoscopic-fluorescence-tomography-for-imaging-micro-distribution-of-antibody-photon-absorber-conjugates-during-near-infrared-photoimmunotherapy-in-vivo
#13
Qinggong Tang, Tadanobu Nagaya, Yi Liu, Hannah Horng, Jonathan Lin, Kazuhide Sato, Hisataka Kobayashi, Yu Chen
As a novel low-side-effect cancer therapy, photo-immunotherapy (PIT) is based on conjugating monoclonal antibody (mAb) with a near-infrared (NIR) phthalocyanine dye IRDye700DX (IR 700). IR700 is not only fluorescent to be used as an imaging agent, but also phototoxic. When illuminating with NIR light, PIT can induce highly-selective cancer cell death while leaving most of tumor blood vessels unharmed, leading to an effect termed super-enhanced permeability and retention (SUPR), which can significantly improve the effectiveness of anti-cancer drug...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651155/epigenetic-activation-during-t-helper-17-cell-differentiation-is-mediated-by-tripartite-motif-containing-28
#14
Yu Jiang, Ying Liu, Huiping Lu, Shao-Cong Sun, Wei Jin, Xiaohu Wang, Chen Dong
Epigenetic regulation is important for T-cell fate decision. Although STAT3 is known to initiate Th17 differentiation program, the downstream mechanism is unclear. Here we show that Tripartite motif containing 28 (Trim28) expression in Th17 cells is required for Th17-mediated cytokine production and experimental autoimmune diseases. Genome-wide occupancy analysis reveals that TRIM28-bound regions overlap with almost all Th17-specific super-enhancers (SE), and that those SEs are impaired by the deficiency of STAT3 or TRIM28, but not of RORγt...
April 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648668/widespread-enhancer-activation-via-er%C3%AE-mediates-estrogen-response-in-vivo-during-uterine-development
#15
Wendy N Jefferson, H Karimi Kinyamu, Tianyuan Wang, Adam X Miranda, Elizabeth Padilla-Banks, Alisa A Suen, Carmen J Williams
Little is known regarding how steroid hormone exposures impact the epigenetic landscape in a living organism. Here, we took a global approach to understanding how exposure to the estrogenic chemical, diethylstilbestrol (DES), affects the neonatal mouse uterine epigenome. Integration of RNA- and ChIP-sequencing data demonstrated that ∼80% of DES-altered genes had higher H3K4me1/H3K27ac signal in close proximity. Active enhancers, of which ∼3% were super-enhancers, had a high density of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) binding sites and were correlated with alterations in nearby gene expression...
April 10, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644114/super-enhancer-inhibitors-suppress-myc-driven-transcriptional-amplification-and-tumor-progression-in-osteosarcoma
#16
Demeng Chen, Zhiqiang Zhao, Zixin Huang, Du-Chu Chen, Xin-Xing Zhu, Yi-Ze Wang, Ya-Wei Yan, Shaojun Tang, Subha Madhavan, Weiyi Ni, Zhan-Peng Huang, Wen Li, Weidong Ji, Huangxuan Shen, Shuibin Lin, Yi-Zhou Jiang
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone sarcoma that mostly occurs in young adults. The causes of osteosarcoma are heterogeneous and still not fully understood. Identification of novel, important oncogenic factors in osteosarcoma and development of better, effective therapeutic approaches are in urgent need for better treatment of osteosarcoma patients. In this study, we uncovered that the oncogene MYC is significantly upregulated in metastastic osteosarcoma samples. In addition, high MYC expression is associated with poor survival of osteosarcoma patients...
2018: Bone Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625064/the-rules-of-successful-speed-dating-are-complex-even-for-super-enhancers
#17
Raymond Poot
Super-enhancers (SEs) are important for regulating cell identity genes and oncogenes, but correctly assigning target genes to SEs is difficult. Recently in Cell Reports, Lopes Novo et al. (2018) map interactions between SEs and promoters and observe a significant rewiring of complex SE-promoter networks between different pluripotent states.
April 5, 2018: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625024/a-common-type-2-diabetes-risk-variant-potentiates-activity-of-an-evolutionarily-conserved-islet-stretch-enhancer-and-increases-c2cd4a-and-c2cd4b-expression
#18
Ina Kycia, Brooke N Wolford, Jeroen R Huyghe, Christian Fuchsberger, Swarooparani Vadlamudi, Romy Kursawe, Ryan P Welch, Ricardo d'Oliveira Albanus, Asli Uyar, Shubham Khetan, Nathan Lawlor, Mohan Bolisetty, Anubhuti Mathur, Johanna Kuusisto, Markku Laakso, Duygu Ucar, Karen L Mohlke, Michael Boehnke, Francis S Collins, Stephen C J Parker, Michael L Stitzel
Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) and functional genomics approaches implicate enhancer disruption in islet dysfunction and type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk. We applied genetic fine-mapping and functional (epi)genomic approaches to a T2D- and proinsulin-associated 15q22.2 locus to identify a most likely causal variant, determine its direction of effect, and elucidate plausible target genes. Fine-mapping and conditional analyses of proinsulin levels of 8,635 non-diabetic individuals from the METSIM study support a single association signal represented by a cluster of 16 strongly associated (p < 10-17 ) variants in high linkage disequilibrium (r2 > 0...
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555573/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-mutational-profiles-of-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-anus
#19
Sun Shin, Hyeon-Chun Park, Min Sung Kim, Mi-Ryung Han, Sung Hak Lee, Seung Hyun Jung, Sug Hyung Lee, Yeun-Jun Chung
Anal squamous cell carcinoma (ASCC), either with human papillomavirus (HPV) (+) or (-), is a neoplastic disease with frequent recurrence and metastasis. To characterize ASCC genomes, we attempted to disclose novel alterations of ASCC genomes as well as other genetic features including mutation signatures. We performed whole-exome sequencing and copy number alteration (CNA) profiling for 8 ASCC samples from 6 patients (2 cases with primary and recurrent/metastatic tumors). We found known ASCC mutations (TP53, CDKN2A and PIK3CA) and CNAs (gains on 3q and 19q and losses on 11q and 13q)...
March 16, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533787/loss-of-kdm6a-activates-super-enhancers-to-induce-gender-specific-squamous-like-pancreatic-cancer-and-confers-sensitivity-to-bet-inhibitors
#20
Jaclyn Andricovich, Stephanie Perkail, Yan Kai, Nicole Casasanta, Weiqun Peng, Alexandros Tzatsos
KDM6A, an X chromosome-encoded histone demethylase and member of the COMPASS-like complex, is frequently mutated in a broad spectrum of malignancies and contributes to oncogenesis with poorly characterized mechanisms. We found that KDM6A loss induced squamous-like, metastatic pancreatic cancer selectively in females through deregulation of the COMPASS-like complex and aberrant activation of super-enhancers regulating ΔNp63, MYC, and RUNX3 oncogenes. This subtype of tumor developed in males had concomitant loss of UTY and KDM6A, suggesting overlapping roles, and points to largely demethylase independent tumor suppressor functions...
March 12, 2018: Cancer Cell
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