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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933223/epigenetic-editing-on-the-verge-of-reprogramming-gene-expression-at-will
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REVIEW
David Cano-Rodriguez, Marianne G Rots
Genome targeting has quickly developed as one of the most promising fields in science. By using programmable DNA-binding platforms and nucleases, scientists are now able to accurately edit the genome. These DNA-binding tools have recently also been applied to engineer the epigenome for gene expression modulation. Such epigenetic editing constructs have firmly demonstrated the causal role of epigenetics in instructing gene expression. Another focus of epigenome engineering is to understand the order of events of chromatin remodeling in gene expression regulation...
2016: Current Genetic Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933082/rna-seq-transcriptome-response-of-flax-linum-usitatissimum-l-to-the-pathogenic-fungus-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-lini
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Leonardo Galindo-González, Michael K Deyholos
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lini is a hemibiotrophic fungus that causes wilt in flax. Along with rust, fusarium wilt has become an important factor in flax production worldwide. Resistant flax cultivars have been used to manage the disease, but the resistance varies, depending on the interactions between specific cultivars and isolates of the pathogen. This interaction has a strong molecular basis, but no genomic information is available on how the plant responds to attempted infection, to inform breeding programs on potential candidate genes to evaluate or improve resistance across cultivars...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932467/reprogramming-of-cardiac-repolarization-notch-signals-a-potential-role-for-epigenetic-transcriptional-events
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EDITORIAL
Justus M Anumonwo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 9, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932444/activin-promotes-skin-carcinogenesis-by-attraction-and-reprogramming-of-macrophages
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Maria Antsiferova, Aleksandra Piwko-Czuchra, Michael Cangkrama, Mateusz Wietecha, Dilara Sahin, Katharina Birkner, Valerie C Amann, Mitchell Levesque, Daniel Hohl, Reinhard Dummer, Sabine Werner
Activin has emerged as an important player in different types of cancer, but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. We show here that activin overexpression is an early event in murine and human skin tumorigenesis. This is functionally important, since activin promoted skin tumorigenesis in mice induced by the human papillomavirus 8 oncogenes. This was accompanied by depletion of epidermal γδ T cells and accumulation of regulatory T cells. Most importantly, activin increased the number of skin macrophages via attraction of blood monocytes, which was prevented by depletion of CCR2-positive monocytes...
December 8, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932417/molecular-pathways-the-necrosome-a-target-for-cancer-therapy
#5
Lena Seifert, George Miller
Necroptosis is a caspase 8-independent cell death that requires co-activation of receptor-interacting protein (RIP) 1 and RIP 3 kinases. The necrosome is a complex consisting of RIP1, RIP3 and Fas-associated protein with death domain (FADD) leading to activation of the pseudokinase mixed lineage kinase like (MLKL) followed by a rapid plasma membrane rupture and inflammatory response through the release of damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) and cytokines. The necrosome has been shown to be relevant in multiple tumor types, including pancreatic adenocarcinoma, melanoma and several hematological malignancies...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932312/targeted-apoptosis-of-parietal-cells-is-insufficient-to-induce-metaplasia-in-stomach
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Joseph Burclaff, Luciana H Osaki, Dengqun Liu, James R Goldenring, Jason C Mills
Parietal cell atrophy is considered to cause metaplasia in the stomach. We developed mice that express the diphtheria toxin receptor specifically in parietal cells to induce their death, and found this to increase proliferation in the normal stem cell zone and neck but not to cause metaplastic reprogramming of chief cells. Furthermore, the metaplasia-inducing agents tamoxifen or DMP-777 still induced metaplasia even following previous destruction of parietal cells by diphtheria toxin. Atrophy of parietal cells alone is therefore not sufficient to induce metaplasia-completion of metaplastic reprogramming of chief cells requires mechanisms beyond parietal cell injury or death...
December 5, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932276/the-why-and-how-of-amino-acid-analytics-in-cancer-diagnostics-and-therapy
#7
REVIEW
Friederike Manig, Konstantin Kuhne, Cläre von Neubeck, Uwe Schwarzenbolz, Zhanru Yu, Benedikt M Kessler, Jens Pietzsch, Leoni A Kunz-Schughart
Pathological alterations in cell functions are frequently accompanied by metabolic reprogramming including modifications in amino acid metabolism. Amino acid detection is thus integral to the diagnosis of many hereditary metabolic diseases. The development of malignant diseases as metabolic disorders comes along with a complex dysregulation of genetic and epigenetic factors affecting metabolic enzymes. Cancer cells might transiently or permanently become auxotrophic for non-essential or semi-essential amino acids such as asparagine or arginine...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931510/generation-of-equine-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-analysis-of-their-therapeutic-potential-for-muscle-injuries
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Eun-Mi Lee, Ah-Young Kim, Eun-Joo Lee, Jin-Kyu Park, Se-Il Park, Ssang-Goo Cho, Hong Kyun Kim, Shin-Yoon Kim, Kyu-Shik Jeong
Horse health has become a major concern with the expansion of horse-related industries and sports; the importance of healthy muscles for horse performance and daily activities is undisputed. Here we generated equine-induced pluripotent stem cells (E-iPSCs) by reprogramming equine adipose-derived stem cells (E-ADSCs) into iPSCs using a polycistronic lentiviral vector encoding four transcription factors (i.e., Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc) and then examined their pluripotent characteristics. Subsequently, established E-iPSCs were transplanted into muscle-injured Rag/mdx mice...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930352/mir-590-promotes-transdifferentiation-of-porcine-and-human-fibroblasts-toward-a-cardiomyocyte-like-fate-by-directly-repressing-specificity-protein-1
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Vivek P Singh, Megumi Mathison, Vivekkumar Patel, Deepthi Sanagasetti, Brian W Gibson, Jianchang Yang, Todd K Rosengart
BACKGROUND: Reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells represents a promising potential new therapy for treating heart disease, inducing significant improvements in postinfarct ventricular function in rodent models. Because reprogramming factors effective in transdifferentiating rodent cells are not sufficient to reprogram human cells, we sought to identify reprogramming factors potentially applicable to human studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Lentivirus vectors expressing Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5 (GMT); Hand2 (H), Myocardin (My), or microRNA (miR)-590 were administered to rat, porcine, and human cardiac fibroblasts in vitro...
November 10, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930301/reprogramming-cell-fate-with-a-genome-scale-library-of-artificial-transcription-factors
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Asuka Eguchi, Matthew J Wleklinski, Mackenzie C Spurgat, Evan A Heiderscheit, Anna S Kropornicka, Catherine K Vu, Devesh Bhimsaria, Scott A Swanson, Ron Stewart, Parameswaran Ramanathan, Timothy J Kamp, Igor Slukvin, James A Thomson, James R Dutton, Aseem Z Ansari
Artificial transcription factors (ATFs) are precision-tailored molecules designed to bind DNA and regulate transcription in a preprogrammed manner. Libraries of ATFs enable the high-throughput screening of gene networks that trigger cell fate decisions or phenotypic changes. We developed a genome-scale library of ATFs that display an engineered interaction domain (ID) to enable cooperative assembly and synergistic gene expression at targeted sites. We used this ATF library to screen for key regulators of the pluripotency network and discovered three combinations of ATFs capable of inducing pluripotency without exogenous expression of Oct4 (POU domain, class 5, TF 1)...
December 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929736/fission-for-reprogramming
#11
Juan Pablo Muñoz, Antonio Zorzano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929073/rna-sequencing-of-chorionic-villi-from-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-patients-reveals-impaired-function-of-basic-nuclear-and-cellular-machinery
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Siim Sõber, Kristiina Rull, Mario Reiman, Piret Ilisson, Pirkko Mattila, Maris Laan
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) concerns ~3% of couples aiming at childbirth. In the current study, transcriptomes and miRNomes of 1(st) trimester placental chorionic villi were analysed for 2 RPL cases (≥6 miscarriages) and normal, but electively terminated pregnancies (ETP; n = 8). Sequencing was performed on Illumina HiSeq 2000 platform. Differential expression analyses detected 51 (27%) transcripts with increased and 138 (73%) with decreased expression in RPL compared to ETP (DESeq: FDR P < 0...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928633/rna-processing-body-p-body-dynamics-in-mesophyll-protoplasts-re-initiating-cell-division
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Dilbag S Bhullar, Michael B Sheahan, Ray J Rose
The ability of plants to regenerate lies in the capacity of differentiated cells to reprogram and re-enter the cell cycle. Reprogramming of cells requires changes in chromatin organisation and gene expression. However, there has been less focus on changes at the post transcription level. We have investigated P-bodies, sites of post transcriptional gene regulation, in plant cell reprogramming in cultured mesophyll protoplasts; by using a YFP-VARICOSE (YFP-VCSc) translational fusion. We showed an early increase in P-body number and volume, followed by a decline, then a subsequent continued increase in P-body number and volume as cell division was initiated and cell proliferation continued...
December 7, 2016: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926877/ptbp1-and-ptbp2-serve-both-specific-and-redundant-functions-in-neuronal-pre-mrna-splicing
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John K Vuong, Chia-Ho Lin, Min Zhang, Liang Chen, Douglas L Black, Sika Zheng
Families of alternative splicing regulators often contain multiple paralogs presumed to fulfill different functions. Polypyrimidine tract binding proteins PTBP1 and PTBP2 reprogram developmental pre-mRNA splicing in neurons, but how their regulatory networks differ is not understood. To compare their targeting, we generated a knockin allele that conditionally expresses PTBP1. Bred to a Ptbp2 knockout, the transgene allowed us to compare the developmental and molecular phenotypes of mice expressing only PTBP1, only PTBP2, or neither protein in the brain...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926828/harnessing-cancer-cell-metabolism-for-theranostic-applications-using-metabolic-glycoengineering-of-sialic-acid-in-breast-cancer-as-a-pioneering-example
#15
REVIEW
Haitham A Badr, Dina M M AlSadek, Motawa E El-Houseini, Christopher T Saeui, Mohit P Mathew, Kevin J Yarema, Hafiz Ahmed
Abnormal cell surface display of sialic acids - a family of unusual 9-carbon sugars - is widely recognized as distinguishing feature of many types of cancer. Sialoglycans, however, typically cannot be identified with sufficiently high reproducibility and sensitivity to serve as clinically accepted biomarkers and similarly, almost all efforts to exploit cancer-specific differences in sialylation signatures for therapy remain in early stage development. In this report we provide an overview of important facets of glycosylation that contribute to cancer in general with a focus on breast cancer as an example of malignant disease characterized by aberrant sialylation...
November 25, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925189/hbx-drives-alpha-fetoprotein-expression-to-promote-initiation-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells-through-activating-pi3k-akt-signal-pathway
#16
Mingyue Zhu, Wei Li, Yan Lu, Xu Dong, Bo Lin, Yi Chen, Xueer Zhang, Junli Guo, Mengsen Li
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-X protein (HBx) plays critical role in inducing the malignant transformation of liver cells. Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) expression is closely related to hepatocarcinogenesis. We report that Oct4, Klf4, Sox2 and c-myc expression positively associated with AFP(+)/HBV(+) hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) tissues, and the expression of the stemness markers CD44, CD133 and EpCAM was significantly higher in AFP(+)/HBV(+) HCC tissues compared to normal liver tissues or AFP(-)/HBV(-) HCC tissues. AFP expression turned on prior to expression of Oct4, Klf4, Sox2 and c-myc, and the stemness markers CD44, CD133 and EpCAM in the normal human liver L-02 cell line or CHL cell lines upon transfection with MCV-HBx vectors...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924221/targeting-mll1-h3k4-methyltransferase-activity-to-guide-cardiac-lineage-specific-reprogramming-of-fibroblasts
#17
Liu Liu, Ienglam Lei, Hacer Karatas, Yangbing Li, Li Wang, Leonid Gnatovskiy, Yali Dou, Shaomeng Wang, Li Qian, Zhong Wang
Generation of induced cardiomyocytes (iCMs) directly from fibroblasts offers a great opportunity for cardiac disease modeling and cardiac regeneration. A major challenge of iCM generation is the low conversion rate. To address this issue, we attempted to identify small molecules that could potentiate the reprogramming ability towards cardiac fate by removing inhibitory roadblocks. Using mouse embryonic fibroblasts as the starting cell source, we first screened 47 cardiac development related epigenetic and transcription factors, and identified an unexpected role of H3K4 methyltransferase Mll1 and related factor Men1 in inhibiting iCM reprogramming...
2016: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924063/%C3%AE-np63%C3%AE-and-micrornas-leveraging-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#18
REVIEW
Andrew J Stacy, Michael P Craig, Suraj Sakaram, Madhavi Kadakia
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a cellular reprogramming mechanism that is an underlying cause of cancer metastasis. Recent investigations have uncovered an intricate network of regulation involving the TGFβ, Wnt, and Notch signaling pathways and small regulatory RNA species called microRNAs (miRNAs). The activity of a transcription factor vital to the maintenance of epithelial stemness, ΔNp63α, has been shown to modulate the activity of these EMT pathways to either repress or promote EMT...
December 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923919/quorum-sensing-coordinates-cooperative-expression-of-pyruvate-metabolism-genes-to-maintain-a-sustainable-environment-for-population-stability
#19
Lisa A Hawver, Jennifer M Giulietti, James D Baleja, Wai-Leung Ng
: Quorum sensing (QS) is a microbial cell-cell communication system that regulates gene expression in response to population density to coordinate collective behaviors. Yet, the role of QS in resolving the stresses caused by the accumulation of toxic metabolic by-products at high cell density is not well defined. In response to cell density, QS could be involved in reprogramming of the metabolic network to maintain population stability. Using unbiased metabolomics, we discovered that Vibrio cholerae mutants genetically locked in a low cell density (LCD) QS state are unable to alter the pyruvate flux to convert fermentable carbon sources into neutral acetoin and 2,3-butanediol molecules to offset organic acid production...
December 6, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923878/neighbor-detection-induces-organ-specific-transcriptomes-revealing-patterns-underlying-hypocotyl-specific-growth
#20
Markus Kohnen, Emanuel Schmid-Siegert, Martine Trevisan, Laure Allenbach Petrolati, Fabien Sénéchal, Patricia Müller-Moulé, Julin N Maloof, Ioannis Xenarios, Christian Fankhauser
In response to neighbor proximity, plants increase the growth of specific organs (e.g., hypocotyls) to enhance access to sunlight. Shade enhances the activity of Phytochrome Interacting Factors (PIFs) by releasing these bHLH transcription factors from phytochrome B-mediated inhibition. PIFs promote elongation by inducing auxin production in cotyledons. In order to elucidate spatiotemporal aspects of the neighbor proximity response, we separately analyzed gene expression patterns in the major light-sensing organ (cotyledons) and in rapidly elongating hypocotyls of Arabidopsis thaliana...
December 6, 2016: Plant Cell
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