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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330200/pwwp-domain-interactor-of-polycombs11-interacts-with-polycomb-group-proteins-and-histones-and-regulates-arabidopsis-flowering-and-development
#1
Mareike L Hohenstatt, Pawel Mikulski, Olga Komarynets, Constanze Klose, Ina Kycia, Albert Jeltsch, Sara Farrona, Daniel Schubert
Polycomb-group (PcG) proteins mediate epigenetic gene regulation by setting H3K27me3 via Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2). In plants, it is largely unclear how PcG proteins are recruited to their target genes. Here, we identified the PWWP-DOMAIN INTERACTOR OF POLYCOMBS1 (PWO1) protein, which interacts with all three Arabidopsis thaliana PRC2 histone methyltransferases and is required for maintaining full H3 occupancy at several Arabidopsis genes. PWO1 localizes and recruits CURLY LEAF to nuclear speckles in Nicotiana benthamiana nuclei, suggesting a role in spatial organization of PcG regulation...
January 12, 2018: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327713/expression-of-enhancer-of-zeste-homolog-2-ezh2-protein-in-histiocytic-and-dendritic-cell-neoplasms-with-evidence-for-p-erk1-2-related-but-not-myc-or-p-stat3-related-cell-signaling
#2
Xuejun Tian, Jie Xu, Christopher Fletcher, Jason L Hornick, David M Dorfman
EZH2 is an important enzymatic subunit of the epigenetic regulator polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), which controls gene silencing through post-translational modification, and is overexpressed in various carcinomas and hematopoietic neoplasms. We found that the majority of cases of histiocytic and dendritic cell neoplasms, including histiocytic sarcoma, follicular dendritic cell sarcoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma, show strong EZH2 expression by immunohistochemical staining, in contrast to benign histiocytic lesions and normal cellular counterparts, which did not show EZH2 expression, suggesting that this molecule may function as an oncogenic protein in these neoplasms...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321178/transcription-factor-dependent-anti-repressive-mammalian-enhancers-exclude-h3k27me3-from-extended-genomic-domains
#3
Madhurima Saxena, Adrianna K San Roman, Nicholas K O'Neill, Rita Sulahian, Unmesh Jadhav, Ramesh A Shivdasani
Compacted chromatin and nucleosomes are known barriers to gene expression; the nature and relative importance of other transcriptional constraints remain unclear, especially at distant enhancers. Polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2) places the histone mark H3K27me3 predominantly at promoters, where its silencing activity is well documented. In adult tissues, enhancers lack H3K27me3, and it is unknown whether intergenic H3K27me3 deposits affect nearby genes. In primary intestinal villus cells, we identified hundreds of tissue-restricted enhancers that require the transcription factor (TF) CDX2 to prevent the incursion of H3K27me3 from adjoining areas of elevated basal marking into large well-demarcated genome domains...
January 10, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314414/an-ortholog-of-curly-leaf-enhancer-of-zeste-like-1-is-required-for-proper-flowering-in-brachypodium-distachyon
#4
Aaron Lomax, Daniel P Woods, Yinxin Dong, Frédéric Bouché, Ying Rong, Kevin S Mayer, Xuehua Zhong, Richard M Amasino
Many plants require prolonged cold exposure to acquire the competence to flower. The process by which cold exposure results in competence is known as vernalization. In Arabidopsis thaliana, vernalization leads to the stable repression of the floral repressor FLOWERING LOCUS C via chromatin modification including an increase of trimethylation on lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3) by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2). Vernalization in pooids is associated with the stable induction of a floral promoter, VERNALIZATION 1...
January 4, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310022/loss-of-eed-leads-to-lineage-instability-and-increased-cd8-expression-of-mouse-cd4-t-cells-upon-tgf%C3%AE-signaling
#5
Taku Naito, Sawako Muroi, Ichiro Taniuchi, Motonari Kondo
Tri-methylation of lysine 27 on histone H3 (H3K27me3) is a repressive epigenetic modification catalyzed by polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) that is required for proper cell fate determination as well as cellular function. Numerous studies have been performed to elucidate the role of PRC2 in T-cell differentiation and function; however, its role in the regulation of T-helper (Th) subset differentiation and identity has not been fully explored. Here, we report that Eed, an essential subunit of PRC2, is crucial to maintain the identity of CD4+ T cells under TGFβ-induced regulatory T cell (Treg)-polarizing conditions...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309298/clarifying-the-distinction-between-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-and-dedifferentiated-liposarcoma-a-critical-reappraisal-of-the-diagnostic-utility-of-mdm2-and-h3k27me3-status
#6
Naohiro Makise, Masaya Sekimizu, Takashi Kubo, Susumu Wakai, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Motokiyo Komiyama, Masashi Fukayama, Akira Kawai, Hitoshi Ichikawa, Akihiko Yoshida
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) and dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) are 2 major types of pleomorphic spindle cell sarcoma. The differentiation of MPNST and DDLPS by histomorphology alone can be problematic. Although MDM2 amplification and PRC2 alteration leading to H3K27me3 deficiency are genetic hallmarks of DDLPS and MPNST, respectively, a small number of MDM2-amplified MPNSTs and H3K27me3-deficient DDLPSs have been reported in the literature. We systematically compared MDM2 and H3K27me3 status in 68 MPNSTs and 47 DDLPSs...
January 5, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296743/hmga2-collaborates-with-jak2v617f-in-the-development-of-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
#7
Koki Ueda, Kazuhiko Ikeda, Takayuki Ikezoe, Kayo Harada-Shirado, Kazuei Ogawa, Yuko Hashimoto, Takahiro Sano, Hiroshi Ohkawara, Satoshi Kimura, Akiko Shichishima-Nakamura, Yuichi Nakamura, Yayoi Shikama, Tsutomu Mori, Philip J Mason, Monica Bessler, Soji Morishita, Norio Komatsu, Kotaro Shide, Kazuya Shimoda, Shuhei Koide, Kazumasa Aoyama, Motohiko Oshima, Atsushi Iwama, Yasuchika Takeishi
High-mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) is crucial for the self-renewal of fetal hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) but is downregulated in adult HSCs via repression by MIRlet-7 and the polycomb-recessive complex 2 (PRC2) including EZH2. The HMGA2 messenger RNA (mRNA) level is often elevated in patients with myelofibrosis that exhibits an advanced myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) subtype, and deletion of Ezh2 promotes the progression of severe myelofibrosis in JAK2V617F mice with upregulation of several oncogenes such as Hmga2...
June 27, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296169/targeting-prc2-rna-offers-new-opportunities
#8
EDITORIAL
Xueyin Wang, Chen Davidovich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283025/polycomb-repressive-complex-2-emerging-roles-in-the-central-nervous-system
#9
Pei-Pei Liu, Ya-Jie Xu, Zhao-Qian Teng, Chang-Mei Liu
The polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is responsible for catalyzing both di- and trimethylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27me2/3). The subunits of PRC2 are widely expressed in the central nervous system (CNS). PRC2 as well as H3K27me2/3, play distinct roles in neuronal identity, proliferation and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells, neuronal morphology, and gliogenesis. Mutations or dysregulations of PRC2 subunits often cause neurological diseases. Therefore, PRC2 might represent a common target of different pathological processes that drive neurodegenerative diseases...
December 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281820/allele-specific-dna-methylation-and-its-interplay-with-repressive-histone-marks-at-promoter-mutant-tert-genes
#10
Josh Lewis Stern, Richard D Paucek, Franklin W Huang, Mahmoud Ghandi, Ronald Nwumeh, James C Costello, Thomas R Cech
A mutation in the promoter of the Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) gene is the most frequent noncoding mutation in cancer. The mutation drives unusual monoallelic expression of TERT, allowing immortalization. Here, we find that DNA methylation of the TERT CpG island (CGI) is also allele-specific in multiple cancers. The expressed allele is hypomethylated, which is opposite to cancers without TERT promoter mutations. The continued presence of Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) on the inactive allele suggests that histone marks of repressed chromatin may be causally linked to high DNA methylation...
December 26, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281014/systematic-genetic-interaction-studies-identify-histone-demethylase-utx-as-potential-target-for-ameliorating-huntington-s-disease
#11
Wan Song, Nóra Zsindely, Anikó Faragó, J Lawrence Marsh, László Bodai
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disease caused by alterations in the huntingtin gene (htt). Transcriptional dysregulation is an early event in HD progression. Protein acetylation and methylation particularly on histones regulates chromatin structure thereby preventing or facilitating transcription. Although protein acetylation has been found to affect HD symptoms, little is known about the potential role of protein methylation in HD pathology. In recent years, a series of proteins have been described that are responsible for methylating and demethylating histones as well as other proteins...
December 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278858/the-ikaros-family-in-lymphocyte-development
#12
REVIEW
Beate Heizmann, Philippe Kastner, Susan Chan
The IKZF family of transcription factors are essential regulators of lymphopoiesis. Ikaros, Helios, Aiolos and Eos function as transcriptional repressors and activators during T and B cell differentiation and in mature cell function, depending on the stage of development and/or cell type. Their potential mechanisms of action are varied. Ikaros family proteins partner with multiple complexes, including NuRD, PRC2 and transcription elongation factors, to modulate gene expression and the chromatin state. In humans, mutations in the IKZF genes are associated with B cell deficiency, leukemias and autoimmunity...
December 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248547/dual-role-of-ezh2-in-cutaneous-anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-promoting-tumor-cell-survival-and-regulating-tumor-microenvironment
#13
Shengguo Yi, Jingru Sun, Lei Qiu, Wenjing Fu, Anqi Wang, Xiaoqing Liu, Yong Yang, Marshall E Kadin, Ping Tu, Yang Wang
Primary cutaneous anaplastic T cell lymphoma (PCALCL), characterized by the CD30+ anaplastic large T cells, comprises the second most common group of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Little is known about the mechanisms of disease progression. Here we report that enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), the catalytic subunit of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) which mediates histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3), is over-expressed in CD30+ anaplastic cells in PCALCL and large-cell transformed CTCL...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247011/histone-demethylase-activity-of-utx-is-essential-for-viability-and-regulation-of%C3%A2-hox-gene-expression-in%C3%A2-drosophila
#14
Ömer Copur, Jürg Müller
The trimethylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27me3) by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) is essential for repression of Polycomb target genes. The role of enzymatic demethylation of H3K27me3 by the KDM6-family demethylases Utx, Uty and JmjD3 is however less clear. Studies in both mice and worms led to the proposal that KDM6 proteins but not their H3K27me3 demethylase activity is critical for normal development. Here, we investigated the requirement of the demethylase activity of the single KDM6 family member Utx in Drosophila We generated Drosophila expressing full-length but catalytic inactive Utx protein and found that these mutants show the same phenotypes like animals lacking Utx protein...
December 15, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242593/dual-repression-of-endocytic-players-by-escc-micrornas-and-the-polycomb-complex-regulates-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-pluripotency
#15
Ridim Dadasaheb Mote, Gaurang Mahajan, Anup Padmanabhan, Ramaraju Ambati, Deepa Subramanyam
Cell fate determination in the early mammalian embryo is regulated by multiple mechanisms. Recently, genes involved in vesicular trafficking have been shown to play an important role in cell fate choice, although the regulation of their expression remains poorly understood. Here we demonstrate for the first time that multiple endocytosis associated genes (EAGs) are repressed through a novel, dual mechanism in mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). This involves the action of the Polycomb Repressive Complex, PRC2, as well as post-transcriptional regulation by the ESC-specific cell cycle-regulating (ESCC) family of microRNAs...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242288/a-role-for-mono-methylation-of-histone-h3-k27-in-gene-activity-in-drosophila
#16
Liangjun Wang, Preeti Joshi, Ellen L Miller, LeeAnn Higgins, Matthew Slattery, Jeffrey A Simon
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is a conserved chromatin-modifying enzyme that methylates histone H3 on lysine-27 (K27).  PRC2 can add one, two, or three methyl groups and the fully methylated product, H3-K27me3, is a hallmark of Polycomb-silenced chromatin.  Less is known about functions of K27me1 and K27me2 and the dynamics of flux through these states.  These modifications could serve mainly as intermediates to produce K27me3 or they could each convey distinct epigenetic information.  To investigate this, we engineered a variant of Drosophila melanogaster PRC2 which is converted into a mono-methyltransferase...
December 14, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234344/lhp1-could-act-as-an-activator-and-a-repressor-of-transcription-in-plants
#17
REVIEW
Jing Feng, Jiang Lu
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins within the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) and PRC2 are significant epigenetic regulatory factors involved in important cellular and developmental processes in eukaryotes. In Arabidopsis, LIKE HETEROCHROMATIN PROTEIN 1 (LHP1), also known as TERMINAL FLOWER 2, has been proposed as a plant specific subunit of PRC1 that could bind the trimethylated lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3), which is established by PRC2 and is required for a functional plant PcG system. LHP1 not only interacts with PRC1 to catalyze monoubiquitination at lysine 119 of histone H2A but also functions with PRC2 to establish H3K27me3...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233846/ve-cadherin-mediated-epigenetic-regulation-of-endothelial-gene-expression
#18
Marco F Morini, Costanza Giampietro, Monica Corada, Federica Pisati, Elisa Lavarone, Sara I Cunha, Lei L Conze, Nicola J O'Reilly, Dhira Joshi, Svend Kjaer, Roger George, Emma Nye, Anqi Ma, Jian Jin, Richard Mitter, Michela Lupia, Ugo Cavallaro, Diego Pasini, Dinis P Calado, Elisabetta Dejana, Andrea Taddei
Rationale: The mechanistic foundation of vascular maturation is still largely unknown. Several human pathologies are characterized by deregulated angiogenesis and unstable blood vessels. Solid tumours, for instance, get their nourishment from newly formed structurally abnormal vessels which present wide and irregular inter-endothelial junctions. Expression and clustering of the main endothelial-specific adherens junction protein, vascular endothelial (VE)-cadherin (VEC), upregulate genes with key roles in endothelial differentiation and stability...
December 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228694/the-ezh2-inhibitor-gsk343-suppresses-cancer-stem-like-phenotypes-and-reverses-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioma-cells
#19
Tianfu Yu, Yingyi Wang, Qi Hu, WeiNing Wu, Youzhi Wu, Wenjin Wei, Dongfeng Han, Yongping You, Ning Lin, Ning Liu
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is the catalytic unit of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) which epigenetically silences many genes involved in tumor-suppressive mechanisms via the trimethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3). We recently found that overexpression of EZH2 was associated with poor outcome of glioblastoma (GBM). In this study, we examined the antitumor effects of the EZH2 inhibitor GSK343 on glioma cells in vitro and in vivo. The proliferation and cell cycle of glioma cells was measured...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223978/prc2-is-dispensable-in-vivo-for-%C3%AE-catenin-mediated-repression-of-chondrogenesis-in-mouse-embryonic-cranial-mesenchyme
#20
James Ferguson, Mahima Devarajan, Gregg DiNuoscio, Alina Saiakhova, Chia-Feng Liu, Veronique Lefebvre, Peter Scacheri, Radhika P Atit
A hallmark of craniofacial development is the differentiation of multiple cell lineages in close proximity to one another. The mouse skull bones and overlying dermis are derived from the cranial mesenchyme (CM). Cell fate selection of the embryonic cranial bone and dermis in the CM requires Wnt/β-catenin signaling, and loss of β-catenin leads to an ectopic chondrogenic cell fate switch. The mechanism by which Wnt/β-catenin activity suppresses the cartilage fate is unclear. Upon conditional deletion of β-catenin in the CM, several key determinants of the cartilage differentiation program, including Sox9, become differentially expressed...
December 9, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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