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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088785/the-igh-locus-3-cis-regulatory-super-enhancer-co-opts-aid-for-allelic-transvection
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Sandrine Le Noir, Brice Laffleur, Claire Carrion, Armand Garot, Sandrine Lecardeur, Eric Pinaud, Yves Denizot, Jane Skok, Michel Cogné
Immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) alleles have ambivalent relationships: they feature both allelic exclusion, ensuring monoallelic expression of a single immunoglobulin (Ig) allele, and frequent inter-allelic class-switch recombination (CSR) reassembling genes from both alleles. The IgH locus 3' regulatory region (3'RR) includes several transcriptional cis-enhancers promoting activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID)-dependent somatic hypermutation (SHM) and CSR, and altogether behaves as a strong super-enhancer...
January 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076791/mll-af4-spreading-identifies-binding-sites-that-are-distinct-from-super-enhancers-and-that-govern-sensitivity-to-dot1l-inhibition-in-leukemia
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Jon Kerry, Laura Godfrey, Emmanouela Repapi, Marta Tapia, Neil P Blackledge, Helen Ma, Erica Ballabio, Sorcha O'Byrne, Frida Ponthan, Olaf Heidenreich, Anindita Roy, Irene Roberts, Marina Konopleva, Robert J Klose, Huimin Geng, Thomas A Milne
Understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of defined cancers is crucial for effective personalized therapies. Translocations of the mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) gene produce fusion proteins such as MLL-AF4 that disrupt epigenetic pathways and cause poor-prognosis leukemias. Here, we find that at a subset of gene targets, MLL-AF4 binding spreads into the gene body and is associated with the spreading of Menin binding, increased transcription, increased H3K79 methylation (H3K79me2/3), a disruption of normal H3K36me3 patterns, and unmethylated CpG regions in the gene body...
January 10, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069569/the-crebbp-acetyltransferase-is-a-haploinsufficient-tumor-suppressor-in-b-cell-lymphoma
#3
Jiyuan Zhang, Sofija Vlasevska, Victoria A Wells, Sarah Nataraj, Antony B Holmes, Romain Duval, Stefanie N Meyer, Tongwei Mo, Katia Basso, Paul K Brindle, Shafinaz Hussein, Riccardo Dalla-Favera, Laura Pasqualucci
Inactivating mutations of the CREBBP acetyltransferase are highly frequent in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and follicular lymphoma (FL), the two most common germinal-center (GC) derived cancers. However, the role of CREBBP inactivation in lymphomagenesis remains unclear. Here we show that CREBBP regulates enhancer/super-enhancer networks with central roles in GC/post-GC cell fate decisions, including genes involved in signal transduction by the B-cell receptor and CD40 receptor, transcriptional control of GC and plasma cell development, and antigen presentation...
January 9, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034838/advance-in-the-research-on-super-enhancer
#4
Sun Changbin, Zhang Xi
Super-enhancers (SEs) are large clusters of transcriptional enhancers that drive expression of genes controlling cell identity. They play important roles in development, disease initiation and progression such as tumorigenesis. Compared to typical enhancers (TEs), most key oncogenes in tumor cells are driven by SEs, and common diseases such as Alzheimer's disease related variations are enriched in SEs. SEs hold great promising in key oncogenes identification and diseases-associated variants discovery. In this review, we first summarize how to identify enhancers on a genome-wide scale, and then introduce the concept of SEs and the methodology for SEs identification...
December 20, 2016: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029159/is-a-super-enhancer-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts
#5
Noah Dukler, Brad Gulko, Yi-Fei Huang, Adam Siepel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028313/aberrant-activation-of-the-gimap-enhancer-by-oncogenic-transcription-factors-in-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#6
W-S Liau, S H Tan, P C T Ngoc, C Q Wang, V Tergaonkar, H Feng, Z Gong, M Osato, A T Look, T Sanda
The transcription factor TAL1/SCL is one of the most prevalent oncogenes in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), a malignant disorder resulting from leukemic transformation of thymus T-cell precursors. TAL1 is normally expressed in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) but is silenced in immature thymocytes. We hypothesize that TAL1 contributes to leukemogenesis by activating genes that are normally repressed in immature thymocytes. Herein, we identified a novel TAL1-regulated super-enhancer controlling the GIMAP locus, which resides within an insulated chromosomal locus in T-ALL cells...
December 28, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018137/dna-hypomethylation-in-intragenic-and-intergenic-enhancer-chromatin-of-muscle-specific-genes-usually-correlates-with-their-expression
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Kenneth C Ehrlich, Heather L Paterson, Michelle Lacey, Melanie Ehrlich
Tissue-specific enhancers are critical for gene regulation. In this study, we help elucidate the contribution of muscle-associated differential DNA methylation to the enhancer activity of highly muscle-specific genes. By bioinformatic analysis of 44 muscle-associated genes, we show that preferential gene expression in skeletal muscle (SkM) correlates with SkM-specific intragenic and intergenic enhancer chromatin and overlapping foci of DNA hypomethylation. Some genes, e.g., CASQ1 and FBXO32, displayed broad regions of both SkM- and heart-specific enhancer chromatin but exhibited focal SkM-specific DNA hypomethylation...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009303/cerebral-organoids-recapitulate-epigenomic-signatures-of-the-human-fetal-brain
#8
Chongyuan Luo, Madeline A Lancaster, Rosa Castanon, Joseph R Nery, Juergen A Knoblich, Joseph R Ecker
Organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells recapitulate the early three-dimensional organization of the human brain, but whether they establish the epigenomic and transcriptional programs essential for brain development is unknown. We compared epigenomic and regulatory features in cerebral organoids and human fetal brain, using genome-wide, base resolution DNA methylome and transcriptome sequencing. Transcriptomic dynamics in organoids faithfully modeled gene expression trajectories in early-to-mid human fetal brains...
December 20, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994038/inducible-super-enhancers-are-organized-based-on-canonical-signal-specific-transcription-factor-binding-elements
#9
Dóra Bojcsuk, Gergely Nagy, Balint L Balint
Super-enhancers are established through the interactions of several enhancers and a large number of proteins, including transcription factors and co-regulators; however, the formation of these interactions is poorly understood. By re-analysing previously published estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) ChIP-seq data sets derived from the MCF-7 cell line, we observed that in the absence of stimulation, future super-enhancers are represented by one or a few transcription factor binding event(s) and these extraordinary enhancers possess a response element largely specific to the ERα dimer...
December 19, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992401/guidance-of-regulatory-t-cell-development-by-satb1-dependent-super-enhancer-establishment
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Yohko Kitagawa, Naganari Ohkura, Yujiro Kidani, Alexis Vandenbon, Keiji Hirota, Ryoji Kawakami, Keiko Yasuda, Daisuke Motooka, Shota Nakamura, Motonari Kondo, Ichiro Taniuchi, Terumi Kohwi-Shigematsu, Shimon Sakaguchi
Most Foxp3(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells develop in the thymus as a functionally mature T cell subpopulation specialized for immune suppression. Their cell fate appears to be determined before Foxp3 expression; yet molecular events that prime Foxp3(-) Treg precursor cells are largely obscure. We found that Treg cell-specific super-enhancers (Treg-SEs), which were associated with Foxp3 and other Treg cell signature genes, began to be activated in Treg precursor cells. T cell-specific deficiency of the genome organizer Satb1 impaired Treg-SE activation and the subsequent expression of Treg signature genes, causing severe autoimmunity due to Treg cell deficiency...
February 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992400/the-histone-demethylase-utx-regulates-the-lineage-specific-epigenetic-program-of-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells
#11
Semir Beyaz, Ji Hyung Kim, Luca Pinello, Michael E Xifaras, Yu Hu, Jialiang Huang, Marc A Kerenyi, Partha P Das, R Anthony Barnitz, Aurelie Herault, Rizkullah Dogum, W Nicholas Haining, Ömer H Yilmaz, Emmanuelle Passegue, Guo-Cheng Yuan, Stuart H Orkin, Florian Winau
Invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells) are innate-like lymphocytes that protect against infection, autoimmune disease and cancer. However, little is known about the epigenetic regulation of iNKT cell development. Here we found that the H3K27me3 histone demethylase UTX was an essential cell-intrinsic factor that controlled an iNKT-cell lineage-specific gene-expression program and epigenetic landscape in a demethylase-activity-dependent manner. UTX-deficient iNKT cells exhibited impaired expression of iNKT cell signature genes due to a decrease in activation-associated H3K4me3 marks and an increase in repressive H3K27me3 marks within the promoters occupied by UTX...
February 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986453/cd8-t-cells-utilize-highly-dynamic-enhancer-repertoires-and-regulatory-circuitry-in-response-to-infections
#12
Bing He, Shaojun Xing, Changya Chen, Peng Gao, Li Teng, Qiang Shan, Jodi A Gullicksrud, Matthew D Martin, Shuyang Yu, John T Harty, Vladimir P Badovinac, Kai Tan, Hai-Hui Xue
Differentiation of effector and memory CD8(+) T cells is accompanied by extensive changes in the transcriptome and histone modifications at gene promoters; however, the enhancer repertoire and associated gene regulatory networks are poorly defined. Using histone mark chromatin immunoprecipitation coupled with deep sequencing, we mapped the enhancer and super-enhancer landscapes in antigen-specific naive, differentiated effector, and central memory CD8(+) T cells during LCMV infection. Epigenomics-based annotation revealed a highly dynamic repertoire of enhancers, which were inherited, de novo activated, decommissioned and re-activated during CD8(+) T cell responses...
December 20, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984724/disease-model-of-gata4-mutation-reveals-transcription-factor-cooperativity-in-human-cardiogenesis
#13
Yen-Sin Ang, Renee N Rivas, Alexandre J S Ribeiro, Rohith Srivas, Janell Rivera, Nicole R Stone, Karishma Pratt, Tamer M A Mohamed, Ji-Dong Fu, C Ian Spencer, Nathaniel D Tippens, Molong Li, Anil Narasimha, Ethan Radzinsky, Anita J Moon-Grady, Haiyuan Yu, Beth L Pruitt, Michael P Snyder, Deepak Srivastava
Mutation of highly conserved residues in transcription factors may affect protein-protein or protein-DNA interactions, leading to gene network dysregulation and human disease. Human mutations in GATA4, a cardiogenic transcription factor, cause cardiac septal defects and cardiomyopathy. Here, iPS-derived cardiomyocytes from subjects with a heterozygous GATA4-G296S missense mutation showed impaired contractility, calcium handling, and metabolic activity. In human cardiomyocytes, GATA4 broadly co-occupied cardiac enhancers with TBX5, another transcription factor that causes septal defects when mutated...
December 15, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984717/a-breakdown-in-cooperativity-leads-to-cardiac-identity-crisis
#14
Ana Vujic, Ahmed I Mahmoud, Richard T Lee
Using induced pluripotent stem cells, Ang et al. elucidate how a mutation in the transcription factor GATA4 causes congenital heart disease. They find that, although the recruitment of GATA4 to cardiac super-enhancers is retained, it no longer functions in partnership with another key transcription factor, leading to misexpression of non-cardiomyocyte genes.
December 15, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968730/the-functionality-and-evolution-of-eukaryotic-transcriptional-enhancers
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A D Buffry, C C Mendes, A P McGregor
Enhancers regulate precise spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression in eukaryotes and, moreover, evolutionary changes in these modular cis-regulatory elements may represent the predominant genetic basis for phenotypic evolution. Here, we review approaches to identify and functionally analyze enhancers and their transcription factor binding sites, including assay for transposable-accessible chromatin-sequencing (ATAC-Seq) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9, respectively...
2016: Advances in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965291/comparative-analyses-of-super-enhancers-reveal-conserved-elements-in-vertebrate-genomes
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Yuvia A Pérez-Rico, Valentina Boeva, Allison C Mallory, Angelo Bitetti, Sara Majello, Emmanuel Barillot, Alena Shkumatava
Super-enhancers (SEs) are key transcriptional drivers of cellular, developmental, and disease states in mammals, yet the conservational and regulatory features of these enhancer elements in nonmammalian vertebrates are unknown. To define SEs in zebrafish and enable sequence and functional comparisons to mouse and human SEs, we used genome-wide histone H3 lysine 27 acetylation (H3K27ac) occupancy as a primary SE delineator. Our study determined the set of SEs in pluripotent state cells and adult zebrafish tissues and revealed both similarities and differences between zebrafish and mammalian SEs...
December 13, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941797/smarcb1-mediated-swi-snf-complex-function-is-essential-for-enhancer-regulation
#17
Xiaofeng Wang, Ryan S Lee, Burak H Alver, Jeffrey R Haswell, Su Wang, Jakub Mieczkowski, Yotam Drier, Shawn M Gillespie, Tenley C Archer, Jennifer N Wu, Evgeni P Tzvetkov, Emma C Troisi, Scott L Pomeroy, Jaclyn A Biegel, Michael Y Tolstorukov, Bradley E Bernstein, Peter J Park, Charles W M Roberts
SMARCB1 (also known as SNF5, INI1, and BAF47), a core subunit of the SWI/SNF (BAF) chromatin-remodeling complex, is inactivated in nearly all pediatric rhabdoid tumors. These aggressive cancers are among the most genomically stable, suggesting an epigenetic mechanism by which SMARCB1 loss drives transformation. Here we show that, despite having indistinguishable mutational landscapes, human rhabdoid tumors exhibit distinct enhancer H3K27ac signatures, which identify remnants of differentiation programs. We show that SMARCB1 is required for the integrity of SWI/SNF complexes and that its loss alters enhancer targeting-markedly impairing SWI/SNF binding to typical enhancers, particularly those required for differentiation, while maintaining SWI/SNF binding at super-enhancers...
December 12, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935476/assessing-the-mechanism-and-therapeutic-potential-of-modulators-of-the-human-mediator-complex-associated-protein-kinases
#18
Paul A Clarke, Maria-Jesus Ortiz-Ruiz, Robert TePoele, Olajumoke Adeniji-Popoola, Gary Box, Will Court, Stephanie Czasch, Samer El Bawab, Christina Esdar, Ken Ewan, Sharon Gowan, Alexis De Haven Brandon, Phillip Hewitt, Stephen M Hobbs, Wolfgang Kaufmann, Aurélie Mallinger, Florence Raynaud, Toby Roe, Felix Rohdich, Kai Schiemann, Stephanie Simon, Richard Schneider, Melanie Valenti, Stefan Weigt, Julian Blagg, Andree Blaukat, Trevor C Dale, Suzanne A Eccles, Stefan Hecht, Klaus Urbahns, Paul Workman, Dirk Wienke
Mediator-associated kinases CDK8/19 are context-dependent drivers or suppressors of tumorigenesis. Their inhibition is predicted to have pleiotropic effects, but it is unclear whether this will impact on the clinical utility of CDK8/19 inhibitors. We discovered two series of potent chemical probes with high selectivity for CDK8/19. Despite pharmacodynamic evidence for robust on-target activity, the compounds exhibited modest, though significant, efficacy against human tumor lines and patient-derived xenografts...
December 9, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923061/comparative-transcriptomic-and-epigenomic-analyses-reveal-new-regulators-of-murine-brown-adipogenesis
#19
Reinhard Brunmeir, Jingyi Wu, Xu Peng, Sun-Yee Kim, Sofi G Julien, Qiongyi Zhang, Wei Xie, Feng Xu
Increasing energy expenditure through brown adipocyte recruitment is a promising approach to combat obesity. We report here the comprehensive profiling of the epigenome and transcriptome throughout the lineage commitment and differentiation of C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stem cell line into brown adipocytes. Through direct comparison to datasets from differentiating white adipocytes, we systematically identify stage- and lineage-specific coding genes, lncRNAs and microRNAs. Utilizing chromatin state maps, we also define stage- and lineage-specific enhancers, including super-enhancers, and their associated transcription factor binding motifs and genes...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911843/impact-of-the-gut-microbiota-on-enhancer-accessibility-in-gut-intraepithelial-lymphocytes
#20
Nicholas P Semenkovich, Joseph D Planer, Philip P Ahern, Nicholas W Griffin, Charles Y Lin, Jeffrey I Gordon
The gut microbiota impacts many aspects of host biology including immune function. One hypothesis is that microbial communities induce epigenetic changes with accompanying alterations in chromatin accessibility, providing a mechanism that allows a community to have sustained host effects even in the face of its structural or functional variation. We used Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) to define chromatin accessibility in predicted enhancer regions of intestinal αβ(+) and γδ(+) intraepithelial lymphocytes purified from germ-free mice, their conventionally raised (CONV-R) counterparts, and mice reared germ free and then colonized with CONV-R gut microbiota at the end of the suckling-weaning transition...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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