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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718206/delta-like-protein-1-in-the-pituitary-adipose-axis-in-the-adult-male-mouse
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Aixa R Bello, Ricardo A Puertas-Avendaño, María J González-Gómez, Miriam González-Gómez, Jorge Laborda, Carmen Damas, María Ruiz-Hidalgo, Carmen Diaz
With the aim of studying delta-like protein 1 (DLK1) implication in the relationship between adipocyte leptin and adenohypophyseal hormones, we carried out an immunohistochemical study to analyse the presence of receptors for these hormones in pituitary and adipose cells of male wildtype mice (Dlk1(+/+) ), compared to knockout mice (Dlk1(-/-) ). The mRNA expression of these molecules was also determined by RT-PCR. Our results showed that in wildtype adipose cells all the adenohypophyseal hormone receptors were present, with a higher mRNA expression for GHR and TSHR...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699087/effects-of-endurance-training-on-autophagy-and-apoptotic-signaling-in-visceral-adipose-tissue-of-prolonged-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
#2
Sílvia Rocha-Rodrigues, Inês O Gonçalves, Jorge Beleza, António Ascensão, José Magalhães
PURPOSE: Autophagy and apoptosis play critical roles in both development and tissue homeostasis in response to (patho)physiological stimuli, such as high-fat diet (HFD) and endurance training (ET). Therefore, we aimed to investigate how ET modulates autophagy and apoptotic-related signaling in visceral adipose tissue of long-standing HFD-fed rats. METHODS: The study was conducted over a 17-week period on Sprague-Dawley rats, which were divided into four groups (n = 8/group): standard diet sedentary (STD+SED), high-fat diet sedentary (HFD+SED), standard diet ET (STD+ET) and high-fat diet ET (HFD+ET)...
July 11, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678681/profiling-of-oxbs-450k-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-human-placenta-and-brain-reveals-enrichment-at-imprinted-loci
#3
Jose Ramon Hernandez Mora, Marta Sanchez-Delgado, Paolo Petazzi, Sebastian Moran, Manel Esteller, Isabel Iglesias-Platas, David Monk
DNA methylation (5-methylcytosine, 5mC) is involved in many cellular processes and is an epigenetic mechanism primarily associated with transcriptional repression. The recent discovery that 5mC can be oxidized to 5-hydromethylcytosine (5hmC) by TET proteins has revealed the "sixth base" of DNA and provides additional complexity to what was originally thought to be a stable repressive mark. However, our knowledge of the genome-wide distribution of 5hmC in different tissues is currently limited. Here, we sought to define loci enriched for 5hmC in the placenta genome by combining oxidative bisulphite (oxBS) treatment with high-density Illumina Infinium HumanMethylation450 methylation arrays and to compare our results with those obtained in brain...
July 5, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672280/molecular-screening-of-mkrn3-dlk1-and-kcnk9-genes-in-girls-with-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty
#4
Anna Grandone, Carlo Capristo, Grazia Cirillo, Marcella Sasso, Giuseppina Rosaria Umano, Michela Mariani, Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice, Laura Perrone
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the imprinted gene MKRN3 have been described as a common genetic cause of idiopathic central precocious puberty (CPP), in particular in familial cases. However, the exact prevalence of mutations is unknown. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in 2 other imprinted genes, DLK1 and KCNK9, have been associated with age at menarche. We investigated the prevalence of mutations in MKRN3, DLK1, and KCNK9 genes in a cohort of girls with idiopathic CPP. METHODS: MKRN3, DLK1, and KCNK9 coding regions were sequenced in 60 girls with idiopathic CPP (familial in 23 cases)...
July 3, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649282/asymmetric-dna-methylation-of-cpg-dyads-is-a-feature-of-secondary-dmrs-associated-with-the-dlk1-gtl2-imprinting-cluster-in-mouse
#5
Megan Guntrum, Ekaterina Vlasova, Tamara L Davis
BACKGROUND: Differential DNA methylation plays a critical role in the regulation of imprinted genes. The differentially methylated state of the imprinting control region is inherited via the gametes at fertilization, and is stably maintained in somatic cells throughout development, influencing the expression of genes across the imprinting cluster. In contrast, DNA methylation patterns are more labile at secondary differentially methylated regions which are established at imprinted loci during post-implantation development...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635951/new-insights-into-the-imprinted-meg8-dmr-in-14q32-and-clinical-and-molecular-description-of-novel-patients-with-temple-syndrome
#6
Jasmin Beygo, Alma Küchler, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Beate Albrecht, Jonas Eckle, Thomas Eggermann, Alexandra Gellhaus, Deniz Kanber, Ulrike Kordaß, Hermann-Josef Lüdecke, Sabine Purmann, Eva Rossier, Johannes van de Nes, Ilse M van der Werf, Maren Wenzel, Dagmar Wieczorek, Bernhard Horsthemke, Karin Buiting
The chromosomal region 14q32 contains several imprinted genes, which are expressed either from the paternal (DLK1 and RTL1) or the maternal (MEG3, RTL1as and MEG8) allele only. Imprinted expression of these genes is regulated by two differentially methylated regions (DMRs), the germline DLK1/MEG3 intergenic (IG)-DMR (MEG3/DLK1:IG-DMR) and the somatic MEG3-DMR (MEG3:TSS-DMR), which are methylated on the paternal and unmethylated on the maternal allele. Disruption of imprinting in the 14q32 region results in two clinically distinct imprinting disorders, Temple syndrome (TS14) and Kagami-Ogata syndrome (KOS14)...
August 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632199/modulatory-effects-of-guarana-paullinia-cupana-on-adipogenesis
#7
Natália da Silva Lima, Erica de Paula Numata, Leonardo Mendes de Souza Mesquita, Pollyana Hammoud Dias, Wagner Vilegas, Alessandra Gambero, Marcelo Lima Ribeiro
Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a plant originated in Brazil that presents a beneficial effect on body weight control and metabolic alterations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of guarana on genes and miRNAs related to adipogenesis in 3T3L1 cells. The anti-adipogenic effect of guarana was evaluated by Oil Red-O staining. Gene and miRNA expression levels were determined by real time PCR. The Cebpα and β-catenin nuclear translocation were evaluated using immunocytochemistry. Our data indicated that the triglyceride-reducing effect of guarana was dose-dependent from 100 to 300 µg/mL (-12%, -20%, -24% and -40%, respectively, p < 0...
June 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619508/mir-129-5p-inhibits-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-stemness-and-chemoresistance-through-targeting-dlk1
#8
Zheng Ma, Hongfei Cai, Yan Zhang, Liang Chang, Youbin Cui
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stemness and chemoresistance represent significant barriers to successful treatment. Downregulation of microRNA 129 (miR-129) has been implicated in a variety of cancers, and miR-129-5p has recently been shown to reduce lung cancer proliferation and metastasis. In this study, we used NSCLC cell lines A549 and H460 to investigate the effects of miR-129-5p on NSCLC stemness and chemoresistance. CD133 + stem cells in both lines showed reduced miR-129-5p expression, and introducing miR-129-5p into these cells reduced stem cell markers and self-renewal ability, as measured by qRT-PCR, western blot, MTT assays, and sphere formation assays...
August 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588700/relationship-between-dlk1-gene-promoter-region-dna-methylation-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-biological-behavior
#9
Zhaokui Zhong, Yongting Ye, Wei Guo, Yi He, Weicai Hu
We investigated the possible association between DLKI gene promoter region methylation and the increased invasion capacity of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Lung cancer cell line H1299, as well as the gene transfection and RNA interference technology were used to build DLK gene overexpression and knockdown cells. An in vitro invasion assay was performed to observe the changes in the invasion ability of lung cancer cells. Western blot analysis was used to verify Notchl and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expression levels and a sulfurous acid sequencing technique was used to test the DNA methylation level in the promoter region...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574407/muscular-response-to-the-first-three-months-of-deflazacort-treatment-in-boys-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
#10
L Jensen, S J Petersson, N O Illum, H C Laugaard-Jacobsen, T Thelle, L H Jørgensen, H D Schrøder
OBJECTIVE: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients are often treated with glucocorticoids; yet their precise molecular action remains unknown. METHODS: We investigated muscle biopsies from nine boys with DMD (aged: 7,6±2,8 yrs.) collected before and after three months of deflazacort treatment and compared them to eight healthy boys (aged: 5,3±2,4 yrs.). mRNA transcripts involved in activation of satellite cells, myogenesis, regeneration, adipogenesis, muscle growth and tissue inflammation were assessed...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564607/specification-and-diversification-of-pericytes-and-smooth-muscle-cells-from-mesenchymoangioblasts
#11
Akhilesh Kumar, Saritha Sandra D'Souza, Oleg V Moskvin, Huishi Toh, Bowen Wang, Jue Zhang, Scott Swanson, Lian-Wang Guo, James A Thomson, Igor I Slukvin
Elucidating the pathways that lead to vasculogenic cells, and being able to identify their progenitors and lineage-restricted cells, is critical to the establishment of human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) models for vascular diseases and development of vascular therapies. Here, we find that mesoderm-derived pericytes (PCs) and smooth muscle cells (SMCs) originate from a clonal mesenchymal progenitor mesenchymoangioblast (MB). In clonogenic cultures, MBs differentiate into primitive PDGFRβ(+)CD271(+)CD73(-) mesenchymal progenitors, which give rise to proliferative PCs, SMCs, and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells...
May 30, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549249/cd146-mcam-in-human-cs-dlk1-cs-cd34-adipose-stromal-progenitor-cells
#12
Susanne Hörl, Asim Ejaz, Sebastian Ernst, Monika Mattesich, Andreas Kaiser, Brigitte Jenewein, Marit E Zwierzina, Sarina Hammerle, Carina Miggitsch, Maria C Mitterberger-Vogt, Claudia Krautgasser, Gerhard Pierer, Werner Zwerschke
To precisely characterize CD146 in adipose stromal/progenitor cells (ASCs) we sorted the stromal vascular faction (SVF) of human abdominal subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT) according to cell surface (cs) expression of CD146, DLK1 and CD34. This test identified three main SVF cell populations: ~50% cs-DLK1(-)/cs-CD34(+)/cs-CD146(-) ASCs, ~7.5% cs-DLK1(+)/cs-CD34(dim/+)/cs-CD146(+) and ~7.5% cs-DLK1(+)/cs-CD34(dim/+)/cs-CD146(-) cells. All cells contained intracellular CD146. Whole mount fluorescent IHC staining of small vessels detected CD146(+) endothelial cells (CD31(+)/CD34(+)/CD146(+)) and pericytes (CD31(-)/CD34(-)/CD146(+) ASCs)...
May 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541575/xenobiotic-car-activators-induce-dlk1-dio3-locus-non-coding-rna-expression-in-mouse-liver
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Lucie Pouché, Antonio Vitobello, Michael Römer, Milica Glogovac, A Kenneth MacLeod, Heidrun Ellinger-Ziegelbauer, Magdalena Westphal, Valérie Dubost, Daniel Philipp Stiehl, Bérengère Dumotier, Alexander Fekete, Pierre Moulin, Andreas Zell, Michael Schwarz, Rita Moreno, Jeffrey T J Huang, Cliff R Elcombe, Colin J Henderson, C Roland Wolf, Jonathan G Moggs, Rémi Terranova
Derisking xenobiotic-induced non-genotoxic carcinogenesis (NGC) represents a significant challenge during the safety assessment of chemicals and therapeutic drugs. The identification of robust mechanism-based NGC biomarkers has the potential to enhance cancer hazard identification. We previously demonstrated Constitutive Androstane Receptor (CAR) and WNT signaling-dependent up-regulation of the pluripotency associated Dlk1-Dio3 imprinted gene cluster non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) in the liver of mice treated with tumor-promoting doses of phenobarbital (PB)...
May 25, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530121/glucocorticoids-retain-bi-potent-fibroblast-progenitors-during-alveolar-septation-in-mice
#14
Stephen E McGowan, Diann M McCoy
Glucocorticoids have been widely used and exert pleiotropic effects on alveolar structure and function, but do not improve the long-term clinical outcomes for patients with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, emphysema, or interstitial lung diseases. Treatments which foster alveolar regeneration could substantially improve the long-term outcomes for such patients. One approach to alveolar regeneration is to stimulate and guide intrinsic alveolar progenitors along developmental pathways used during secondary septation...
May 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515681/the-activity-induced-long-non-coding-rna-meg3-modulates-ampa-receptor-surface-expression-in-primary-cortical-neurons
#15
Men C Tan, Jocelyn Widagdo, Yu Q Chau, Tianyi Zhu, Justin J-L Wong, Allen Cheung, Victor Anggono
Transcription of new RNA is crucial for maintaining synaptic plasticity, learning and memory. Although the importance of synaptic plasticity-related messenger RNAs (mRNAs) is well established, the role of a large group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in long-term potentiation (LTP) is not known. In this study, we demonstrated the expression of a lncRNA cluster, namely maternally expressed gene 3 (Meg3), retrotransposon-like gene 1-anti-sense (Rtl1-AS), Meg8 and Meg9, which is located in the maternally imprinted Dlk1-Dio3 region on mouse chromosome 12qF1, in primary cortical neurons following glycine stimulation in an N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)-dependent manner...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502757/the-placental-imprinted-dlk1-dio3-domain-a-new-link-to-prenatal-and-postnatal-growth-in-human-beings
#16
Anna Prats-Puig, Gemma Carreras-Badosa, Judit Bassols, Patricia Cavelier, Agnés Magret, Cristina Sabench, Francis de Zegher, Lourdes Ibáñez, Robert Feil, Abel López-Bermejo
BACKGROUND: The developmentally important DLK1-DIO3 imprinted domain on human chromosome 14 is regulated by 2 differentially methylated regions, the intergenic differentially methylated region and the MEG3 differentially methylated region. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine the natural variation in DNA methylation at these differentially methylated regions in human placentas, and to determine its link to gene expression levels at the domain. The second goal was to explore whether the domain's methylation and gene expression correlate with prenatal and early postnatal growth of the conceptus...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494459/influence-of-bovine-serum-lipids-and-fetal-bovine-serum-on-the-expression-of-cell-surface-markers-in-cultured-bovine-preadipocytes
#17
Mansur A Sandhu, Sandra Jurek, Susanne Trappe, Martin Kolisek, Gerhard Sponder, Jörg R Aschenbach
To establish the influence of fetal bovine serum (FBS) and bovine serum lipids (BSL) on cell differentiation marker expression, bovine adipose-derived stem cells from subcutaneous tissue were incubated for 14 days in 4 types of differentiation media containing 10% FBS and 10 µL/mL BSL (TRT-1), no FBS and 10 µL/mL of BSL (TRT-2), 10% FBS and no BSL (TRT-3), or no supplements (TRT-4). Cells were subjected to Nile red staining, immunocytochemistry (CD73, CD90, CD105, DLK1, FabP4), and quantitative real-time PCR (CD73, CD90, CD105, FabP4)...
2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484201/epigenetic-analysis-of-bovine-parthenogenetic-embryonic-fibroblasts
#18
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/28476045/high-throughput-sequencing-identifies-an-imprinted-gene-grb10-associated-with-the-pluripotency-state-in-nuclear-transfer-embryonic-stem-cells
#19
Hui Li, Shuai Gao, Hua Huang, Wenqiang Liu, Huanwei Huang, Xiaoyu Liu, Yawei Gao, Rongrong Le, Xiaochen Kou, Yanhong Zhao, Zhaohui Kou, Jia Li, Hong Wang, Yu Zhang, Hailin Wang, Tao Cai, Qingyuan Sun, Shaorong Gao, Zhiming Han
Somatic cell nuclear transfer and transcription factor mediated reprogramming are two widely used techniques for somatic cell reprogramming. Both fully reprogrammed nuclear transfer embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells hold potential for regenerative medicine, and evaluation of the stem cell pluripotency state is crucial for these applications. Previous reports have shown that the Dlk1-Dio3 region is associated with pluripotency in induced pluripotent stem cells and the incomplete somatic cell reprogramming causes abnormally elevated levels of genomic 5-methylcytosine in induced pluripotent stem cells compared to nuclear transfer embryonic stem cells and embryonic stem cells...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474304/the-notch-ligands-dll1-and-periostin-are-associated-with-symptom-severity-and-diastolic-function-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Hilde M Norum, Kaspar Broch, Annika E Michelsen, Ida G Lunde, Tove Lekva, Aurelija Abraityte, Christen P Dahl, Arnt E Fiane, Arne K Andreassen, Geir Christensen, Svend Aakhus, Pål Aukrust, Lars Gullestad, Thor Ueland
In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), adverse myocardial remodeling is essential, potentially involving Notch signaling. We hypothesized that secreted Notch ligands would be dysregulated in DCM. We measured plasma levels of the canonical Delta-like Notch ligand 1 (DLL1) and non-canonical Notch ligands Delta-like 1 homologue (DLK1) and periostin (POSN) in 102 DCM patients and 32 matched controls. Myocardial mRNA and protein levels of DLL1, DLK1, and POSN were measured in 25 explanted hearts. Our main findings were: (i) Circulating levels of DLL1 and POSN were higher in patients with severe DCM and correlated with the degree of diastolic dysfunction and (ii) right ventricular tissue expressions of DLL1, DLK1, and POSN were oppositely associated with cardiac function indices, as high DLL1 and DLK1 expression corresponded to more preserved and high POSN expression to more deteriorated cardiac function...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
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