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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698395/long-noncoding-rna-xist-promotes-malignancies-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-via-regulation-of-mir-101-ezh2
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Xiaoliang Wu, Xiaoxiao Dinglin, Xing Wang, Wen Luo, Qi Shen, Yong Li, Ling Gu, Qianghua Zhou, Haotu Zhu, Yanjie Li, Chaodi Tan, Xianzi Yang, Zhenfeng Zhang
The long non-coding RNA XIST is a long non-coding RNA that associates with polycomb repressive complex 2 to regulate X-chromosome inactivation in female mammals. The biological roles as well as the underlying mechanisms of XIST in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma remained yet to be solved. Our data indicated that XIST was significantly upregulated in esophageal squamous cancerous tissues and cancer cell lines, as compared with that in the corresponding non-cancerous tissues and immortalized normal squamous epithelial cells...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686623/xist-rna-repeat-e-is-essential-for-ash2l-recruitment-to-the-inactive-x-and-regulates-histone-modifications-and-escape-gene-expression
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Minghui Yue, Akiyo Ogawa, Norishige Yamada, John Lalith Charles Richard, Artem Barski, Yuya Ogawa
Long non-coding RNA Xist plays a crucial role in establishing and maintaining X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) which is a paradigm of long non-coding RNA-mediated gene regulation. Xist has Xist-specific repeat elements A-F which are conserved among eutherian mammals, underscoring their functional importance. Here we report that Xist RNA repeat E, a conserved Xist repeat element in the Xist exon 7, interacts with ASH2L and contributes to maintenance of escape gene expression level on the inactive X-chromosome (Xi) during XCI...
July 7, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684628/defects-in-dosage-compensation-impact-global-gene-regulation-in-the-mouse-trophoblast
#3
Yuka Sakata, Koji Nagao, Yuko Hoki, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Chikashi Obuse, Takashi Sado
Xist RNA responsible for X inactivation is one of the most important epigenetic players for embryogenesis of female mammals. Of the several repeats conserved in Xist RNA, the A-repeat has been shown to be essential for its silencing function in differentiating ES cells. Here, we introduced a new Xist allele into the mouse, which produces mutated Xist RNA lacking the A-repeat (Xist(CAGΔ5') ). Xist(CAGΔ5') RNA expressed in the embryo coated the X chromosome but failed to silence it. Although imprinted X inactivation was substantially compromised upon paternal transmission, allele-specific RNA-seq in the trophoblast revealed that Xist(CAGΔ5') RNA still retained some silencing ability...
July 6, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682435/high-expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-xist-in-osteosarcoma-is-associated-with-cell-proliferation-and-poor-prognosis
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G-L Li, Y-X Wu, Y-M Li, J Li
OBJECTIVE: Osteosarcoma is one of the most common primary bone malignancies. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as key regulators of osteosarcoma. The aim of present study was to explore the prognostic value of long non-coding RNA XIST (XIST) in osteosarcoma and XIST's relation to the cell proliferation in osteosarcoma in vitro. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The XIST expressions were detected in osteosarcoma tissues and their paired adjacent normal tissues from 145 osteosarcoma patients by using qRT-PCR...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663000/skewed-x-chromosome-inactivation-and-xist-locus-methylation-levels-do-not-contribute-to-the-lower-prevalence-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-females
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Amit Sharma, Oliver Kaut, Anna Pavlova, Holger Fröhlich, Ashar Ahmad, Ina Schmitt, Osman El-Maarri, Johannes Oldenburg, Ullrich Wüllner
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system and the cause of the majority of sporadic cases is unknown. Females are relatively protected from PD as compared with males and linkage studies suggested a PD susceptibility locus on the X chromosome. To determine a putative association of skewed X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) and PD, we examined XCI patterns using a human androgen receptor gene-based assay (HUMARA) and did not identify any association of skewed or random X inactivation with clinical heterogeneity among female PD patients...
June 6, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656261/lncrna-xist-interacts-with-mir-140-to-modulate-lung-cancer-growth-by-targeting-iaspp
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Yongjun Tang, Ruoxi He, Jian An, Pengbo Deng, Li Huang, Wei Yang
X-inactive specific transcript (XIST), one of the first found cancer-associated long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), is involved in the development and progression of many types of tumors. Aberrant expression of XIST has been observed in hepatocellular carcinoma, cervical, breast, ovarian and colorectal cancer. However, the exact effects and molecular mechanisms of XIST in lung cancer progression are still unknown to date. In the present study, we investigated the role of XIST in human lung cancer cell lines and clinical tumor samples in order to determine the function of this molecule...
June 26, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621667/xist-mir-139-axis-regulates-bleomycin-blm-induced-extracellular-matrix-ecm-and-pulmonary-fibrosis-through-%C3%AE-catenin
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Yichun Wang, Ying Liang, Junming Luo, Jing Nie, Huiming Yin, Qiong Chen, Jing Dong, Jixiang Zhu, Jiamei Xia, Wei Shuai
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF), characterized by the destruction of lung tissue architecture and the abnormal deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, currently has no satisfactory treatment. In the present study, we investigated the hypothesis that XIST play a promotive role in bleomycin (BLM)-induced ECM and pulmonary fibrosis; XIST exerts its effect through miR-139 regulation. XIST expression was upregulated in lung tissues derived from BLM-induced mouse model of PF, and was positively correlated with β-catenin and ECM protein levels, respectively...
May 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619888/response-to-comment-on-xist-recruits-the-x-chromosome-to-the-nuclear-lamina-to-enable-chromosome-wide-silencing
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Chun-Kan Chen, Amy Chow, Mason Lai, Mitchell Guttman
Wang et al question whether Lamin B receptor is required for Xist-mediated silencing because they claim that our cells contain an inversion rather than a deletion. We present evidence that these cells contain a proper deletion and that the confusion is caused by DNA probes used in the experiment. Accordingly, the points raised have no effect on the conclusions in our paper.
June 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619887/comment-on-xist-recruits-the-x-chromosome-to-the-nuclear-lamina-to-enable-chromosome-wide-silencing
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Chen-Yu Wang, John E Froberg, Roy Blum, Yesu Jeon, Jeannie T Lee
Chen et al (Reports, 28 October 2016, p. 468) proposed that an interaction between Xist RNA and Lamin B receptor (LBR) is necessary and sufficient for Xist spreading during X-chromosome inactivation. We reanalyzed their data and found that reported genotypes of mutants are not supported by the sequencing data. These inconsistencies preclude assessment of the role of LBR in Xist spreading.
June 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596365/pcgf3-5-prc1-initiates-polycomb-recruitment-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
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Mafalda Almeida, Greta Pintacuda, Osamu Masui, Yoko Koseki, Michal Gdula, Andrea Cerase, David Brown, Arne Mould, Cassandravictoria Innocent, Manabu Nakayama, Lothar Schermelleh, Tatyana B Nesterova, Haruhiko Koseki, Neil Brockdorff
Recruitment of the Polycomb repressive complexes PRC1 and PRC2 by Xist RNA is an important paradigm for chromatin regulation by long noncoding RNAs. Here, we show that the noncanonical Polycomb group RING finger 3/5 (PCGF3/5)-PRC1 complex initiates recruitment of both PRC1 and PRC2 in response to Xist RNA expression. PCGF3/5-PRC1-mediated ubiquitylation of histone H2A signals recruitment of other noncanonical PRC1 complexes and of PRC2, the latter leading to deposition of histone H3 lysine 27 methylation chromosome-wide...
June 9, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574624/proper-reprogramming-of-imprinted-and-non-imprinted-genes-in-cloned-cattle-gametogenesis
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Masahiro Kaneda, Shinya Watanabe, Satoshi Akagi, Yasushi Inaba, Masaya Geshi, Takashi Nagai
Epigenetic abnormalities in cloned animals are caused by incomplete reprogramming of the donor nucleus during the nuclear transfer step (first reprogramming). However, during the second reprogramming step that occurs only in the germline cells, epigenetic errors not corrected during the first step are repaired. Consequently, epigenetic abnormalities in the somatic cells of cloned animals should be erased in their spermatozoa or oocytes. This is supported by the fact that offspring from cloned animals do not exhibit defects at birth or during postnatal development...
June 2, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546514/the-nuclear-matrix-protein-ciz1-facilitates-localization-of-xist-rna-to-the-inactive-x-chromosome-territory
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Rebeca Ridings-Figueroa, Emma R Stewart, Tatyana B Nesterova, Heather Coker, Greta Pintacuda, Jonathan Godwin, Rose Wilson, Aidan Haslam, Fred Lilley, Renate Ruigrok, Sumia A Bageghni, Ghadeer Albadrani, William Mansfield, Jo-An Roulson, Neil Brockdorff, Justin F X Ainscough, Dawn Coverley
The nuclear matrix protein Cip1-interacting zinc finger protein 1 (CIZ1) promotes DNA replication in association with cyclins and has been linked to adult and pediatric cancers. Here we show that CIZ1 is highly enriched on the inactive X chromosome (Xi) in mouse and human female cells and is retained by interaction with the RNA-dependent nuclear matrix. CIZ1 is recruited to Xi in response to expression of X inactive-specific transcript (Xist) RNA during the earliest stages of X inactivation in embryonic stem cells and is dependent on the C-terminal nuclear matrix anchor domain of CIZ1 and the E repeats of Xist CIZ1-null mice, although viable, display fully penetrant female-specific lymphoproliferative disorder...
May 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505621/gnrha-treatment-of-cryptorchid-boys-affects-genes-involved-in-hormonal-control-of-the-hpg-axis-and-fertility
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Faruk Hadziselimovic, Katharina Gegenschatz-Schmid, Gilvydas Verkauskas, Philippe Demougin, Vytautas Bilius, Darius Dasevicius, Michael B Stadler
The gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa; Buserelin) rescues fertility during adulthood in the majority of high infertility risk cryptorchid boys presenting with defective mini-puberty. However, the molecular events governing this effect are not understood. We report the outcome of an RNA profiling analysis of testicular biopsies from 4 operated patients who were treated with GnRHa for 6 months versus 3 operated controls who were not treated. GnRHa induces a significant transcriptional response, including protein-coding genes involved in pituitary development, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, and testosterone synthesis...
2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484201/epigenetic-analysis-of-bovine-parthenogenetic-embryonic-fibroblasts
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Masahiro Kaneda, Masashi Takahashi, Ken-Ichi Yamanaka, Koji Saito, Masanori Taniguchi, Satoshi Akagi, Shinya Watanabe, Takashi Nagai
Although more than 100 imprinted genes have already been identified in the mouse and human genomes, little is known about genomic imprinting in cattle. For a better understanding of these genes in cattle, parthenogenetically activated bovine blastocysts were transferred to recipient cows to obtain parthenotes, and fibroblasts derived from a Day 40 (Day 0 being the day of parthenogenetic activation) parthenogenetic embryo (BpEFs) were successfully obtained. Bovine embryonic fibroblasts (BEFs) were also isolated from a normal fertilized embryo obtained from an artificially inseminated cow...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469789/long-non-coding-rna-xist-exerts-oncogenic-functions-in-human-glioma-by-targeting-mir-137
#15
Zong Wang, Jiangwei Yuan, Li Li, Yang Yang, Xuchang Xu, Ying Wang
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) X inactivate-specific transcript (XIST) acts as an important regulator in tumor progression. However, its expression and the underlying mechanism in glioma remain unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the potential function of XIST in glioma progression. In the present study, our data showed that the expression of XIST was significantly up-regulated in glioma tissues and enhanced the proliferation of glioma cells. The expression of miR-137 was significantly decreased in glioma tissues...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468635/prc2-represses-transcribed-genes-on-the-imprinted-inactive-x-chromosome-in-mice
#16
Emily Maclary, Michael Hinten, Clair Harris, Shriya Sethuraman, Srimonta Gayen, Sundeep Kalantry
BACKGROUND: Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) catalyzes histone H3K27me3, which marks many transcriptionally silent genes throughout the mammalian genome. Although H3K27me3 is associated with silenced gene expression broadly, it remains unclear why some but not other PRC2 target genes require PRC2 and H3K27me3 for silencing. RESULTS: Here we define the transcriptional and chromatin features that predict which PRC2 target genes require PRC2/H3K27me3 for silencing by interrogating imprinted mouse X-chromosome inactivation...
May 3, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454775/iluminated-by-foreign-letters-strategies-for-site-specific-cyclopropene-modification-of-large-functional-rnas-via-in-vitro-transcription
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Frank Eggert, Katharina Kulikov, Christof Domnick, Philipp Leifels, Stephanie Kath-Schorr
The synthesis of sequence-specifically modified long RNA molecules, which cannot entirely be prepared via solid phase synthesis methods is experimentally challenging. We are using a new approach based on an expanded genetic alphabet preparing site-specifically modified RNA molecules via standard in vitro transcription. In this report, the site-specific labeling of functional RNAs, in particular ribozymes and a long non-coding RNA with cyclopropene moieties, is presented. We provide detailed instructions for RNA labeling via in vitro transcription and include required analytical methods to verify production and identity of the transcript...
April 26, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448993/the-long-non-coding-rna-xist-controls-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-proliferation-and-invasion-by-modulating-mir-186-5p
#18
Haoyou Wang, Qiming Shen, Xin Zhang, Chunlu Yang, Su Cui, Yanbin Sun, Liming Wang, Xiaoxi Fan, Shun Xu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are key players in the development and progression of human cancers. The lncRNA XIST (X-inactive specific transcript) has been shown to be upregulated in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, its role and molecular mechanisms in NSCLC cell progression remain unclear. METHODS: qRT-PCR was conducted to assess the expression of XIST and miR-186. Cell proliferation was detected using MTT assay. Cell invasion and migration were evaluated using transwell assay...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436947/dedifferentiation-into-blastomere-like-cancer-stem-cells-via-formation-of-polyploid-giant-cancer-cells
#19
N Niu, I Mercado-Uribe, J Liu
Our recent perplexing findings that polyploid giant cancer cells (PGCCs) acquired embryonic-like stemness and were capable of tumor initiation raised two important unanswered questions: how do PGCCs acquire such stemness, and to which stage of normal development do PGCCs correspond. Intriguingly, formation of giant cells due to failed mitosis/cytokinesis is common in the blastomere stage of the preimplantation embryo. However, the relationship between PGCCs and giant blastomeres has never been studied. Here, we tracked the fate of single PGCCs following paclitaxel-induced mitotic failure...
April 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409547/long-non-coding-rna-xist-promotes-osteosarcoma-progression-by-targeting-ras-related-protein-rap2b-via-mir-320b
#20
Gong-Yi Lv, Jun Miao, Xiao-Lin Zhang
Abnormal expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNAs) often contributes to unrestricted growth and invasion of cancer cells. LncRNA X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) expression is up-regulated in several cancers, however, its underlying mechanism in osteosarcoma (OS) has not been elucidated. In the present study, we found that XIST expression was significantly increased in osteosarcoma tissues and cell lines by LncRNA Profiler and qRT-PCR. The effects of XIST and miR-320b on osteosarcoma cell proliferation and invasion were studied by MTT assay and Transwell invasion assay...
April 12, 2017: Oncology Research
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