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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298436/chromatin-remodeler-chd4-represses-aberrant-expression-of-tbx3-and-sustains-self-renewal-of-embryonic-stem-cells
#1
Haixin Zhao, Zhijun Han, Xinyuan Liu, Junjie Gu, Fan Tang, Gang Wei, Ying Jin
The unique properties of embryonic stem cells (ESCs), unlimited self-renewal and pluripotent differentiation potential, are sustained by integrated genetic and epigenetic networks composed of a series of transcriptional factors and epigenetic modulators. However, molecular mechanisms underlying the function of these regulators are not fully elucidated. Chd4, an ATPase subunit of the nucleosome remodeling and deacetylase (NuRD) complex, is highly expressed in ESCs. However, its function in the regulation of ESC properties remains elusive...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238063/functional-germline-variants-in-driver-genes-of-breast-cancer
#2
Stella Göhler, Miguel Inacio Da Silva Filho, Robert Johansson, Kerstin Enquist-Olsson, Roger Henriksson, Kari Hemminki, Per Lenner, Asta Försti
PURPOSE: Germline mutations in tumour suppressor genes cause various cancers. These genes are also somatically mutated in sporadic tumours. We hypothesized that there may also be cancer-related germline variants in the genes commonly mutated in sporadic breast tumours. METHODS: After excluding the well-characterized breast cancer (BC) genes, we screened 15 novel genes consistently classified as BC driver genes in next-generation sequencing approaches for single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)...
February 25, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215225/transcription-factors-in-breast-cancer-lessons-from-recent-genomic-analyses-and-therapeutic-implications
#3
E Zacksenhaus, J C Liu, Z Jiang, Y Yao, L Xia, M Shrestha, Y Ben-David
Multiplatform genomic analyses have identified 93 frequently altered genes in breast cancer. Of these, as many as 49 genes are directly or indirectly involved in transcription. These include constitutive and inducible DNA-binding transcription factors (DB-TFs, 13 genes), corepressors/coactivators (14 genes), epigenetic (10), and mediator/splicing/rRNA (3) factors. At least nine additional genes are immediate upstream regulators of transcriptional cofactors. G:profiler analysis reveals that these alterations affect cell cycle, development/differentiation, steroid hormone, and chromatin modification pathways...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205312/essential-roles-of-tbx3-in-embryonic-skin-development-during-epidermal-stratification
#4
Ryo Ichijo, Yui Iizuka, Hirokazu Kubo, Fumiko Toyoshima
Stepwise differentiation of epidermal cells is essential for development of stratified epithelium, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we show that Tbx3, a member of the T-box family of transcription factors, plays a pivotal role in this mechanism. Tbx3 is expressed in both basal and suprabasal cells in the interfollicular epidermis of mouse embryos. Epidermis-specific Tbx3 conditional knockout (cKO) embryos are small in size and display a thinner epidermis with an impaired barrier function...
February 16, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169326/novel-peptides-for-deciphering-structural-and-signalling-functions-of-e-cadherin-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#5
Joe M Segal, Christopher M Ward
We have previously shown that E-cadherin regulates the naive pluripotent state of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) by enabling LIF-dependent STAT3 phosphorylation, with E-cadherin null mESCs exhibiting over 3000 gene transcript alterations and a switch to Activin/Nodal-dependent pluripotency. However, elucidation of the exact mechanisms associated with E-cadherin function in mESCs is compounded by the difficulty in delineating the structural and signalling functions of this protein. Here we show that mESCs treated with the E-cadherin neutralising antibody DECMA-1 or the E-cadherin binding peptide H-SWELYYPLRANL-NH2 (Epep) exhibit discrete profiles for pluripotent transcripts and NANOG protein expression, demonstrating that the type of E-cadherin inhibitor employed dictates the cellular phenotype of mESCs...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145909/novel-tbx3-mutation-in-a-family-of-cypriot-ancestry-with-ulnar-mammary-syndrome
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George A Tanteles, Nayia Nicolaou, Andreas Syrimis, Rafaella Metaxa, Michael Nicolaou, Violetta Christophidou-Anastasiadou, Nicos Skordis
Ulnar-mammary syndrome (UMS) is an autosomal dominant disorder resulting from TBX3 haploinsufficiency. It typically affects limb, apocrine gland, hair, tooth and genital development and shows marked intrafamilial and interfamilial variability in phenotypic expression. We report a family (twin brothers and their father) affected with UMS because of a novel TBX3 mutation. The twin brothers showed classical features of UMS, whereas their father was mildly affected. The c.1423C>T (p.Q475*) nonsense mutation in exon 6 of the TBX3 gene identified in the patients by targeted Sanger sequencing is predicted to lead to premature termination of translation...
April 2017: Clinical Dysmorphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125717/epigenetic-alterations-affecting-transcription-factors-and-signaling-pathways-in-stromal-cells-of-endometriosis
#7
Iveta Yotova, Emily Hsu, Catherine Do, Aulona Gaba, Matthias Sczabolcs, Sabine Dekan, Lukas Kenner, Rene Wenzl, Benjamin Tycko
Endometriosis is characterized by growth of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterine cavity. Since its pathogenesis may involve epigenetic changes, we used Illumina 450K Methylation Beadchips to profile CpG methylation in endometriosis stromal cells compared to stromal cells from normal endometrium. We validated and extended the Beadchip data using bisulfite sequencing (bis-seq), and analyzed differential methylation (DM) at the CpG-level and by an element-level classification for groups of CpGs in chromatin domains...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057270/the-roles-of-t-box-genes-in-vertebrate-limb-development
#8
C J Sheeba, M P O Logan
Members of the T-box gene family have diverse roles during embryogenesis and many play critical roles in the developing limb. This is exemplified by the fact that, in humans, mutations in T-box genes are associated with several congenital syndromes that include limb defects as part of their characteristic spectrum of abnormalities. T-box genes encode for evolutionary conserved transcription factors that include both transcriptional activators and repressors. The hallmark of T-box gene members is the presence of the eponymous DNA-binding T-box domain...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057266/t-box-genes-in-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract
#9
A Kispert
T-box (Tbx) genes encode an ancient group of transcription factors that play important roles in patterning, specification, proliferation, and differentiation programs in vertebrate organogenesis. This is testified by severe organ malformation syndromes in mice homozygous for engineered null alleles of specific T-box genes and by the large number of human inherited organ-specific diseases that have been linked to mutations in these genes. One of the organ systems that has not been associated with loss of specific T-box gene function in human disease for long is the excretory system...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925203/the-genetic-landscape-of-breast-carcinomas-with-neuroendocrine-differentiation
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Caterina Marchiò, Felipe C Geyer, Charlotte Ky Ng, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Maria R De Filippo, Marco Cupo, Anne M Schultheis, Raymond S Lim, Kathleen A Burke, Elena Guerini-Rocco, Mauro Papotti, Larry Norton, Anna Sapino, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S Reis-Filho
Neuroendocrine breast carcinomas (NBCs) account for 2-5% of all invasive breast cancers, and are histologically similar to neuroendocrine tumours from other sites. They typically express oestrogen receptor (ER), and are HER2-negative and of luminal 'intrinsic' subtype. Here, we sought to define the mutational profile of NBCs, and to investigate whether NBCs and common forms of luminal (ER(+) /HER2(-) ) breast carcinoma show distinct repertoires of somatic mutations. Eighteen ER(+) /HER2(-) NBCs, defined as harbouring >50% of tumour cells expressing chromogranin A and/or synaptophysin, and matched normal tissues were microdissected and subjected to massively parallel sequencing targeting all exons of 254 genes most frequently mutated in breast carcinomas and/or related to DNA repair...
February 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722056/life-threatening-cardiac-episode-in-a-polish-patient-carrying-contiguous-gene-microdeletion-of-the-tbx5-and-the-tbx3-genes
#11
Katarzyna Iwanicka-Pronicka, Magdalena Socha, Maria Jędrzejowska, Małgorzata Krajewska-Walasek, Aleksander Jamsheer
Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS) features radial ray hypoplasia, heart defect and cardiac conduction impairment. Ulnar-mammary syndrome (UMS) characterizes congenital defects of the ulnar side of the upper limbs, underdevelopment of apocrine glands including hypoplasia and the dysfunction of mammary glands, hypogonadism and obesity. Inheritance of both conditions is autosomal dominant, mutations or deletions are found in the TBX5 and TBX3 gene, respectively. The Polish patient presented short stature, obesity, congenital malformation of the radial and ulnar side of the upper limbs, heart block, hypogonadism and dysmorphic features...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720610/tbx2-and-tbx3-act-downstream-of-shh-to-maintain-canonical-wnt-signaling-during-branching-morphogenesis-of-the-murine-lung
#12
Timo H Lüdtke, Carsten Rudat, Irina Wojahn, Anna-Carina Weiss, Marc-Jens Kleppa, Jennifer Kurz, Henner F Farin, Anne Moon, Vincent M Christoffels, Andreas Kispert
Numerous signals drive the proliferative expansion of the distal endoderm and the underlying mesenchyme during lung branching morphogenesis, but little is known about how these signals are integrated. Here, we show by analysis of conditional double mutants that the two T-box transcription factor genes Tbx2 and Tbx3 act together in the lung mesenchyme to maintain branching morphogenesis. Expression of both genes depends on epithelially derived Shh signaling, with additional modulation by Bmp, Wnt, and Tgfβ signaling...
October 4, 2016: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632063/tbx3-fosters-pancreatic-cancer-growth-by-increased-angiogenesis-and-activin-nodal-dependent-induction-of-stemness
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Lukas Perkhofer, Karolin Walter, Ivan G Costa, Maria C Romero Carrasco, Tim Eiseler, Susanne Hafner, Felicitas Genze, Martin Zenke, Wendy Bergmann, Anett Illing, Meike Hohwieler, Ralf Köhntop, Qiong Lin, Karl-Heinz Holzmann, Thomas Seufferlein, Martin Wagner, Stefan Liebau, Patrick C Hermann, Alexander Kleger, Martin Müller
Cell fate decisions and pluripotency, but also malignancy depend on networks of key transcriptional regulators. The T-box transcription factor TBX3 has been implicated in the regulation of embryonic stem cell self-renewal and cardiogenesis. We have recently discovered that forced TBX3 expression in embryonic stem cells promotes mesendoderm specification directly by activating key lineage specification factors and indirectly by enhancing paracrine NODAL signalling. Interestingly, aberrant TBX3 expression is associated with breast cancer and melanoma formation...
September 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578778/tbx3-represses-bmp4-expression-and-with-pax6-is-required-and-sufficient-for-retina-formation
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Zahra Motahari, Reyna I Martinez-De Luna, Andrea S Viczian, Michael E Zuber
Vertebrate eye formation begins in the anterior neural plate in the eye field. Seven eye field transcription factors (EFTFs) are expressed in eye field cells and when expressed together are sufficient to generate retina from pluripotent cells. The EFTF Tbx3 can regulate the expression of some EFTFs; however, its role in retina formation is unknown. Here, we show that Tbx3 represses bmp4 transcription and is required in the eye field for both neural induction and normal eye formation in Xenopus laevis Although sufficient for neural induction, Tbx3-expressing pluripotent cells only form retina in the context of the eye field...
October 1, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553355/tbx3-overexpression-in-human-gastric-cancer-is-correlated-with-advanced-tumor-stage-and-nodal-status-and-promotes-cancer-cell-growth-and-invasion
#15
Zhi-Feng Miao, Xing-Yu Liu, Hui-Mian Xu, Zhen-Ning Wang, Ting-Ting Zhao, Yong-Xi Song, Ya-Nan Xing, Jin-Yu Huang, Jun-Yan Zhang, Hao Xu, Ying-Ying Xu
The objective of the current study was to investigate the expression pattern of Tbx3 and its clinicopathological significance in patients with gastric cancer. The expression pattern of Tbx3 in gastric cancer tissues and adjacent noncancerous surface epithelia and mucosal glands was detected by immunohistochemistry. Tbx3 was found to be overexpressed in 46 of 98 human gastric cancer samples, and this correlated with advanced clinical stage, tumor stage, and nodal status. In addition, in the SGC-7901 gastric cancer cell line, Tbx3 overexpression by plasmid transfection promoted growth and invasion...
November 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553211/the-transcriptional-regulator-tbx3-promotes-progression-from-non-invasive-to-invasive-breast-cancer
#16
Milica Krstic, Connor D Macmillan, Hon S Leong, Allen G Clifford, Lesley H Souter, David W Dales, Carl O Postenka, Ann F Chambers, Alan B Tuck
BACKGROUND: TBX3 is a T-box transcription factor repressor that is elevated in metastatic breast cancer and is believed to promote malignancy of tumor cells, possibly by promoting cell survival and epithelial-mesenchymal transition. METHODS: The relative expression of TBX3 was assessed in the 21T cell lines which were derived from an individual patient and represent three distinct stages of breast cancer progression: 21PT, atypical ductal hyperplasia; 21NT, ductal carcinoma in situ; and 21MT-1, invasive mammary carcinoma...
2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27491074/development-of-a-subset-of-forelimb-muscles-and-their-attachment-sites-requires-the-ulnar-mammary-syndrome-gene-tbx3
#17
Mary P Colasanto, Shai Eyal, Payam Mohassel, Michael Bamshad, Carsten G Bonnemann, Elazar Zelzer, Anne M Moon, Gabrielle Kardon
In the vertebrate limb over 40 muscles are arranged in a precise pattern of attachment via muscle connective tissue and tendon to bone and provide an extensive range of motion. How the development of somite-derived muscle is coordinated with the development of lateral plate-derived muscle connective tissue, tendon and bone to assemble a functional limb musculoskeletal system is a long-standing question. Mutations in the T-box transcription factor, TBX3, have previously been identified as the genetic cause of ulnar-mammary syndrome (UMS), characterized by distinctive defects in posterior forelimb bones...
November 1, 2016: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27203213/genetic-landscape-of-t-and-nk-cell-post-transplant-lymphoproliferative-disorders
#18
Elizabeth Margolskee, Vaidehi Jobanputra, Preti Jain, Jinli Chen, Karthik Ganapathi, Odelia Nahum, Brynn Levy, Julie Morscio, Vundavalli Murty, Thomas Tousseyn, Bachir Alobeid, Mahesh Mansukhani, Govind Bhagat
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders of T- or NK-cell origin (T/NK-PTLD) are rare entities and their genetic basis is unclear. We performed targeted sequencing of 465 cancer-related genes and high-resolution copy number analysis in 17 T-PTLD and 2 NK-PTLD cases. Overall, 377 variants were detected, with an average of 20 variants per case. Mutations of epigenetic modifier genes (TET2, KMT2C, KMT2D, DNMT3A, ARID1B, ARID2, KDM6B, n=11). and inactivation of TP53 by mutation and/or deletion(n=6) were the most frequent alterations, seen across disease subtypes, followed by mutations of JAK/STAT pathway genes (n=5)...
June 21, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27195777/genome-wide-association-study-of-absolute-qrs-voltage-identifies-common-variants-of-tbx3-as-genetic-determinants-of-left-ventricular-mass-in-a-healthy-japanese-population
#19
Motoaki Sano, Shigeo Kamitsuji, Naoyuki Kamatani, Yasuharu Tabara, Takahisa Kawaguchi, Fumihiko Matsuda, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, Keiichi Fukuda
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) represents a common final pathway leading to heart failure. We have searched for genetic determinants of left ventricular (LV) mass using values for absolute electrocardiographic QRS voltage in a healthy Japanese population. After adjusting for covariates, the corrected S and R wave voltages in leads V1 and V5 from 2,994 healthy volunteers in the Japan Pharmacogenomics Data Science Consortium (JPDSC) database were subjected to a genome-wide association study. Potential associations were validated by an in silico replication study using an independent Japanese population obtained from the Nagahama Prospective Genome Cohort for Comprehensive Human Bioscience...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27194630/cardiac-troponin-t-is-necessary-for-normal-development-in-the-embryonic-chick-heart
#20
Jennifer England, Kar Lai Pang, Matthew Parnall, Maria Isabel Haig, Siobhan Loughna
The heart is the first functioning organ to develop during embryogenesis. The formation of the heart is a tightly regulated and complex process, and alterations to its development can result in congenital heart defects. Mutations in sarcomeric proteins, such as alpha myosin heavy chain and cardiac alpha actin, have now been associated with congenital heart defects in humans, often with atrial septal defects. However, cardiac troponin T (cTNT encoded by gene TNNT2) has not. Using gene-specific antisense oligonucleotides, we have investigated the role of cTNT in chick cardiogenesis...
2016: Journal of Anatomy
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