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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668883/deletion-of-delta-like-1-homologue-accelerates-fibroblast-myofibroblast-differentiation-and-induces-myocardial-fibrosis
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Patricia Rodriguez, Yassine Sassi, Luca Troncone, Ludovic Benard, Kiyotake Ishikawa, Ronald E Gordon, Santiago Lamas, Jorge Laborda, Roger J Hajjar, Djamel Lebeche
Aims: Myocardial fibrosis is associated with profound changes in ventricular architecture and geometry, resulting in diminished cardiac function. There is currently no information on the role of the delta-like homologue 1 (Dlk1) in the regulation of the fibrotic response. Here, we investigated whether Dlk1 is involved in cardiac fibroblast-to-myofibroblast differentiation and regulates myocardial fibrosis and explored the molecular mechanism underpinning its effects in this process. Methods and results: Using Dlk1-knockout mice and adenoviral gene delivery, we demonstrate that overexpression of Dlk1 in cardio-fibroblasts resulted in inhibition of fibroblast proliferation and differentiation into myofibroblasts...
April 13, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660520/mir-758-mediates-oxldl-dependent-vascular-endothelial-cell-damage-by-suppressing-the-succinate-receptor-sucnr1
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Hu Zhang, Jiajia Zheng, Jiajia Lin, Jiulin Chen, Zhihua Yu, Chuan Chen, Te Liu
Atherosclerosis is a vascular disease associated with ageing, and its occurrence and development are closely related to the vascular inflammatory response. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) has distinct effects in atherosclerosis. We aimed to determine the mechanisms underlying these effects. microRNAs including miR-758 were differentially expressed in oxLDL-treated HUVECs or HAECs. Luciferase reporter assay results indicated that SUCNR1 is an important target of miR-758. Expression of SUCNR1 and its downstream components was decreased significantly in ApoE-/- mice...
April 13, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659920/chromosome-14q32-2-imprinted-region-disruption-as-an-alternative-molecular-diagnosis-of-silver-russell-syndrome
#3
Sophie Geoffron, Walid Abi Habib, Sandra Chantot-Bastaraud, Béatrice Dubern, Virginie Steunou, Salah Azzi, Alexandra Afenjar, Tiffanny Busa, Ana P Canton, Christel Chalouhi, Marie-Noëlle Dufourg, Blandine Esteva, Mélanie Fradin, David Geneviève, Solveig Heide, Bertrand Isidor, Agnès Linglart, Fanny Morice Picard, Catherine Naud-Saudreau, Isabelle Oliver Petit, Nicole Philip, Catherine Pienkowski, Marlène Rio, Sylvie Rossignol, Maithé Tauber, Julien Thevenon, Thuy-Ai Vu-Hong, Madeleine D Harbison, Jennifer Salem, Frédéric Brioude, Irène Netchine, Eloïse Giabicani
Context: Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) (mainly secondary to 11p15 molecular disruption) and Temple syndrome (TS) (secondary to 14q32.2 molecular disruption) are imprinting disorders with phenotypic (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation, early feeding difficulties) and molecular overlap. Objective: To describe the clinical overlap between SRS and TS and extensively study the molecular aspects of TS. Patients: We retrospectively collected data on 28 patients with disruption of the 14q32...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606596/metabolic-maturation-during-muscle-stem-cell-differentiation-is-achieved-by-mir-1-133a-mediated-inhibition-of-the-dlk1-dio3-mega-gene-cluster
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Stas Wüst, Stefan Dröse, Juliana Heidler, Ilka Wittig, Ina Klockner, Andras Franko, Erik Bonke, Stefan Günther, Ulrich Gärtner, Thomas Boettger, Thomas Braun
Muscle stem cells undergo a dramatic metabolic switch to oxidative phosphorylation during differentiation, which is achieved by massively increased mitochondrial activity. Since expression of the muscle-specific miR-1/133a gene cluster correlates with increased mitochondrial activity during muscle stem cell (MuSC) differentiation, we examined the potential role of miR-1/133a in metabolic maturation of skeletal muscles in mice. We found that miR-1/133a downregulate Mef2A in differentiated myocytes, thereby suppressing the Dlk1-Dio3 gene cluster, which encodes multiple microRNAs inhibiting expression of mitochondrial genes...
March 28, 2018: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593239/attenuated-notch-signaling-in-schizophrenia-and-bipolar-disorder
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Eva Z Hoseth, Florian Krull, Ingrid Dieset, Ragni H Mørch, Sigrun Hope, Erlend S Gardsjord, Nils Eiel Steen, Ingrid Melle, Hans-Richard Brattbakk, Vidar M Steen, Pål Aukrust, Srdjan Djurovic, Ole A Andreassen, Thor Ueland
The Notch signaling pathway plays a crucial role in neurodevelopment and in adult brain homeostasis. We aimed to further investigate Notch pathway activity in bipolar disorder (BD) and schizophrenia (SCZ) by conducting a pathway analysis. We measured plasma levels of Notch ligands (DLL1 and DLK1) using enzyme immunoassays in a large sample of patients (SCZ n = 551, BD n = 246) and healthy controls (HC n = 639). We also determined Notch pathway related gene expression levels by microarray analyses from whole blood in a subsample (SCZ n = 338, BD n = 241 and HC n = 263)...
March 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564328/maternal-high-fat-and-high-salt-diets-have-differential-programming-effects-on-metabolism-in-adult-male-rat-offspring
#6
Stephanie A Segovia, Mark H Vickers, Claudia J Harrison, Rachna Patel, Clint Gray, Clare M Reynolds
Maternal high-fat or high-salt diets can independently program adverse cardiometabolic outcomes in offspring. However, there is a paucity of evidence examining their effects in combination on metabolic function in adult offspring. Female Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either: control (CD; 10% kcal from fat, 1% NaCl), high-salt (SD; 10% kcal from fat, 4% NaCl), high-fat (HF; 45% kcal from fat, 1% NaCl) or high-fat and salt (HFSD; 45% kcal from fat, 4% NaCl) diets 21 days prior to mating and throughout pregnancy and lactation...
2018: Frontiers in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523801/small-rna-sequencing-identifies-dynamic-microrna-deregulation-during-skeletal-muscle-lineage-progression
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David Castel, Meryem B Baghdadi, Sébastien Mella, Barbara Gayraud-Morel, Virginie Marty, Jérôme Cavaillé, Christophe Antoniewski, Shahragim Tajbakhsh
Skeletal muscle satellite cells are quiescent adult resident stem cells that activate, proliferate and differentiate to generate myofibres following injury. They harbour a robust proliferation potential and self-renewing capacity enabling lifelong muscle regeneration. Although several classes of microRNAs were shown to regulate adult myogenesis, systematic examination of stage-specific microRNAs during lineage progression from the quiescent state is lacking. Here we provide a genome-wide assessment of the expression of small RNAs during the quiescence/activation transition and differentiation by RNA-sequencing...
March 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511595/long-noncoding-rna-ccat2-is-activated-by-e2f1-and-exerts-oncogenic-properties-by-interacting-with-pttg1-in-pituitary-adenomas
#8
Dongxia Fu, Yunna Zhang, Haibin Cui
Pituitary adenomas, arising from the pituitary gland cells, are one of the most frequent tumors found in the sella region. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in the carcinogenesis and progression of pituitary adenomas is still not understood in detail. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2), a newly identified lncRNA, has been reported to be abnormally expressed in some cancers. In the present study, we found that CCAT2 was significantly upregulated in pituitary adenomas tissues...
2018: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510661/jak-stat3-regulated-global-gene-expression-dynamics-during-late-stage-reprogramming-process
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Ling Wang, Zongliang Jiang, Delun Huang, Jingyue Duan, Chang Huang, Shannon Sullivan, Kaneha Vali, Yexuan Yin, Ming Zhang, Jill Wegrzyn, Xiuchun Cindy Tian, Young Tang
BACKGROUND: The generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has underdefined mechanisms. In addition, leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) activated Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (JAK/STAT3) pathway is the master regulator for naïve-state pluripotency achievement and maintenance. However, the regulatory process to attain naïve pluripotent iPSCs is not well understood. RESULTS: We performed transcriptome analysis to dissect the genomic expression during mouse iPSC induction, with or without blocking the JAK/STAT3 activity...
March 6, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499415/antibody-based-inhibition-of-circulating-dlk1-protects-from-estrogen-deficiency-induced-bone-loss-in-mice
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Florence Figeac, Ditte C Andersen, Casper A Nipper Nielsen, Nicholas Ditzel, Søren P Sheikh, Karsten Skjødt, Moustapha Kassem, Charlotte H Jensen, Basem M Abdallah
Soluble delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1) is a circulating protein that belongs to the Notch/Serrate/delta family, which regulates many differentiation processes including osteogenesis and adipogenesis. We have previously demonstrated an inhibitory effect of DLK1 on bone mass via stimulation of bone resorption and inhibition of bone formation. Further, serum DLK1 levels are elevated and positively correlated to bone turnover markers in estrogen (E)-deficient rodents and women. In this report, we examined whether inhibition of serum DLK1 activity using a neutralizing monoclonal antibody protects from E deficiency-associated bone loss in mice...
February 27, 2018: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435111/impact-of-dlk1-dio3-imprinted-cluster-hypomethylation-in-smoker-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Sonia Molina-Pinelo, Ana Salinas, Nicolás Moreno-Mata, Irene Ferrer, Rocío Suarez, Eduardo Andrés-León, Manuel Rodríguez-Paredes, Julian Gutekunst, Eloisa Jantus-Lewintre, Carlos Camps, Amancio Carnero, Luis Paz-Ares
DNA methylation is important for gene expression and genome stability, and its disruption is thought to play a key role in the initiation and progression of cancer and other diseases. The DLK1-DIO3 cluster has been shown to be imprinted in humans, and some of its components are relevant to diverse pathological processes. The purpose of this study was to assess the methylation patterns of the DLK1-DIO3 cluster in patients with lung cancer to study its relevance in the pathogenesis of this disease. We found a characteristic methylation pattern of this cluster in smoking associated lung cancer, as compared to normal lung tissue...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416007/genome-wide-dna-methylation-analysis-reveals-that-mouse-chemical-ipscs-have-closer-epigenetic-features-to-mescs-than-oskm-integrated-ipscs
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Wangfang Ping, Jian Hu, Gongcheng Hu, Yawei Song, Qing Xia, Mingze Yao, Shixin Gong, Cizhong Jiang, Hongjie Yao
Induced pluripotent stem cells can be derived from somatic cells through ectopic expression of transcription factors or chemical cocktails. Chemical iPSCs (C-iPSCs) and OSKM-iPSCs (4F-iPSCs) have been suggested to have similar characteristics to mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). However, their epigenetic equivalence remains incompletely understood throughout the genome. In this study, we have generated mouse C-iPSCs and 4F-iPSCs, and further compared the genome-wide DNA methylomes of C-iPSCs, 4F-iPSCs, and mESCs that were maintained in 2i and LIF...
February 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383634/soluble-delta-like-1-homolog-dlk1-stimulates-angiogenesis-through-notch1-akt-enos-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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Chao-Cheng Huang, Hsiao-Mei Kuo, Pei-Chang Wu, Shih-Hsuan Cheng, Tzu-Ting Chang, Yi-Chen Chang, Mei-Lang Kung, Deng-Chyang Wu, Jiin-Haur Chuang, Ming-Hong Tai
AIM: Delta-like 1 homolog (DLK1) is a non-canonical ligand of Notch signaling, which plays a pivotal role in vascular development and tumor angiogenesis. This study aimed to elucidate the function and mechanism of DLK1 in angiogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: By using in situ hybridization and immunohistochemical studies, expression analysis revealed a unique vascular tropism of DLK1 in vasculature of neuroblastoma and vascular tumors. Thus, it was hypothesized that DLK1 may be cleaved and then bound to endothelial cells, thereby regulating the endothelial function...
January 30, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348851/comprehensive-analysis-of-mrna-lncrna-co-expression-profile-revealing-crucial-role-of-imprinted-gene-cluster-dlk1-meg3-in-chordoma
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Hao Chen, Kai Zhang, Jian Lu, Guizhong Wu, Huilin Yang, Kangwu Chen
Chordoma is a rare bone tumor with high recurrence rate, but the mechanism of its development is unclear. Long non-coding RNAs(lncRNAs) are recently revealed to be regulators in a variety of biological processed by targeting on mRNA transcription. Their expression profile and function in chordoma have not been investigated yet. In this study, we firstly performed the comprehensive analysis of the lncRNA and coding genes expression analysis with three chordoma samples and three fetal nucleus pulposus tissues...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346572/analysis-of-experience-regulated-transcriptome-and-imprintome-during-critical-periods-of-mouse-visual-system-development-reveals-spatiotemporal-dynamics
#15
Chi-Lin Hsu, Chih-Hsuan Chou, Shih-Chuan Huang, Chia-Yi Lin, Meng-Ying Lin, Chun-Che Tung, Chun-Yen Lin, Ivan Pochou Lai, Yan-Fang Zou, Neil A Youngson, Shau-Ping Lin, Chang-Hao Yang, Shih-Kuo Chen, Susan Shur-Fen Gau, Hsien-Sung Huang
Visual system development is light-experience dependent, which strongly implicates epigenetic mechanisms in light-regulated maturation. Among many epigenetic processes, genomic imprinting is an epigenetic mechanism through which monoallelic gene expression occurs in a parent-of-origin-specific manner. It is unknown if genomic imprinting contributes to visual system development. We profiled the transcriptome and imprintome during critical periods of mouse visual system development under normal- and dark-rearing conditions using B6/CAST F1 hybrid mice...
March 15, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337408/maternally-expressed-mir-379-mir-544-cluster-is-dispensable-for-testicular-development-and-spermatogenesis-in-mice
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Congcong Cao, Yujiao Wen, Juan Dong, Xiaoli Wang, Weibing Qin, Xunbin Huang, Shuiqiao Yuan
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March 2018: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278519/gnrh-dependent-precocious-puberty-manifested-at-the-age-of-14-months-in-a-girl-with-47-xxx-karyotype
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Nicos Skordis, Eleana Ferrari, Aria Antoniadou, Leonidas A Phylactou, Pavlos Fanis, Vassos Neocleous
This case report describes a 47,XXX girl who presented very early, at the age of 14 months, with signs of sexual precocity (breast and pubic hair development, menarche) and was finally diagnosed with GnRH dependent precocious puberty with no evidence of underlying central nervous system pathology. Molecular testing did not identify any genetic defect in any of the genes tested (KISS1, KISS1R, DLK1 and the intronless MKRN3). Though previous studies have shown a link between karyotype 47,XXX and precocious puberty, this is the youngest patient reported so far...
July 2017: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197497/delta-like-homolog1-gata-binding-protein-2-axis-mediates-leptin-inhibition-of-ppar%C3%AE-2-expression-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-in-vitro
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Yuanyuan Cheng, Xiaofei Zhu, Fangyun Cheng, Li Ji, Yajun Zhou
AIMS: Peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor γ (PPARγ) plays a pivotal role in inhibition of hepatic stellate cell (HSC) activation, a key step for liver fibrogenesis. Adipocyte-derived hormone leptin has been shown to promote liver fibrosis in murine and human. PPARγ includes two subtypes, PPARγ1 and PPARγ2. Our previous study indicated that leptin down-regulated PPARγ1 expression in HSCs. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of leptin on PPARγ2 expression and the underlying mechanisms in HSCs...
January 1, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190766/developmental-peculiarities-in-placentae-of-ovine-uniparental-conceptuses
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Roberta Arena, Federica Zacchini, Paola Toschi, Luca Palazzese, Marta Czernik, Grażyna Ewa Ptak
Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic phenomenon regulating mono-allelic expression of genes depending on their parental origin. Defective genomic imprinting is involved in several placental disorders, such as intrauterine growth restriction and pre-eclampsia. Uniparental embryos, having maternal-only or paternal-only genomes (parthenogenotes [PAR] and androgenotes [AND], respectively), are useful models to study placentation. The aim of this work was to reveal the effect of parental genome (maternal and paternal) on placentation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172709/curcumin-suppresses-in-vitro-proliferation-and-invasion-of-human-prostate-cancer-stem-cells-by-modulating-dlk1-dio3-imprinted-gene-cluster-micrornas
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Hu Zhang, Jiajia Zheng, Hongliang Shen, Yongyi Huang, Te Liu, Hao Xi, Chuan Chen
AIMS: Curcumin can suppress human prostate cancer (HuPCa) cell proliferation and invasion. However, it is not known whether curcumin can inhibit HuPCa stem cell (HuPCaSC) proliferation and invasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium and Transwell assays to examine the proliferation and invasion of the HuPCaSC lines DU145 and 22Rv1 following curcumin or dimethyl sulfoxide (control) treatment. The microRNA (miRNA) expression levels in the DLK1-DIO3 imprinted genomic region in the cells and in tumor tissues from patients with PCa were examined using microarray and quantitative PCR...
January 2018: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
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