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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346397/the-process-and-regulatory-components-of-inflammation-in-brain-oncogenesis
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REVIEW
A G M Mostofa, Surendra R Punganuru, Hanumantha Rao Madala, Mohammad Al-Obaide, Kalkunte S Srivenugopal
Central nervous system tumors comprising the primary cancers and brain metastases remain the most lethal neoplasms and challenging to treat. Substantial evidence points to a paramount role for inflammation in the pathology leading to gliomagenesis, malignant progression and tumor aggressiveness in the central nervous system (CNS) microenvironment. This review summarizes the salient contributions of oxidative stress, interleukins, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), cyclooxygenases, and transcription factors such as signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B-cells (NF-κB) and the associated cross-talks to the inflammatory signaling in CNS cancers...
March 27, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343422/challenges-for-epigenetic-research-in-inflammatory-bowel-diseases
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Richard Kellermayer
The human epigenome may link environmental exposures and commensal microbiota changes to host pathology in respect to the developmental origins of inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis [UC] and Crohn's disease [more appropriately Crohn disease, CD]). Genetic predisposition - prenatal, perinatal and pediatric environmental influences - microbiome aberration (dysbiosis) and immune dysregulation appear to be important elements in disease development, progression and maintenance. The prevalence of combined genetic and epigenetic susceptibility toward UC and CD is calculated herein to be as high as 2%, and approximately 1% for UC and CD in highly developed countries, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342553/myelin-changes-in-alexander-disease
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U Gómez-Pinedo, M Duran-Moreno, S Sirerol-Piquer, J Matias-Guiu
INTRODUCTION: Alexander disease (AxD) is a type of leukodystrophy. Its pathological basis, along with myelin loss, is the appearance of Rosenthal bodies, which are cytoplasmic inclusions in astrocytes. Mutations in the gene coding for GFAP have been identified as a genetic basis for AxD. However, the mechanism by which these variants produce the disease is not understood. DEVELOPMENT: The most widespread hypothesis is that AxD develops when a gain of function mutation causes an increase in GFAP...
March 22, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341870/influences-of-the-gut-microbiota-on-dna-methylation-and-histone-modification
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REVIEW
Jianzhong Ye, Wenrui Wu, Yating Li, Lanjuan Li
The gut microbiota is a vast ensemble of microorganisms inhabiting the mammalian gastrointestinal tract that can impact physiologic and pathologic processes. However, our understanding of the underlying mechanism for the dynamic interaction between host and gut microbiota is still in its infancy. The highly evolved epigenetic modifications allow hosts to reprogram the genome in response to environmental stimuli, which may play a key role in triggering multiple human diseases. In spite of increasing studies in gut microbiota and epigenetic modifications, the correlation between them has not been well elaborated...
March 24, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332497/epigenetically-driven-anatomical-diversity-of-synovial-fibroblasts-guides-joint-specific-fibroblast-functions
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Mojca Frank-Bertoncelj, Michelle Trenkmann, Kerstin Klein, Emmanuel Karouzakis, Hubert Rehrauer, Anna Bratus, Christoph Kolling, Maria Armaka, Andrew Filer, Beat A Michel, Renate E Gay, Christopher D Buckley, George Kollias, Steffen Gay, Caroline Ospelt
A number of human diseases, such as arthritis and atherosclerosis, include characteristic pathology in specific anatomical locations. Here we show transcriptomic differences in synovial fibroblasts from different joint locations and that HOX gene signatures reflect the joint-specific origins of mouse and human synovial fibroblasts and synovial tissues. Alongside DNA methylation and histone modifications, bromodomain and extra-terminal reader proteins regulate joint-specific HOX gene expression. Anatomical transcriptional diversity translates into joint-specific synovial fibroblast phenotypes with distinct adhesive, proliferative, chemotactic and matrix-degrading characteristics and differential responsiveness to TNF, creating a unique microenvironment in each joint...
March 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326594/hypoacetylation-of-acetyl-histone-h3-h3k9ac-as-marker-of-poor-prognosis-in-oral-cancer
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Liana Preto Webber, Vivian Petersen Wagner, Marina Curra, Pablo Agustin Vargas, Luise Meurer, Vinícius Coelho Carrard, Cristiane Helena Squarize, Rogério Moraes Castilho, Manoela Domingues Martins
AIMS: Epigenetics refers to changes in cell characteristics that occur independently of modifications to the DNA sequence. Oral carcinogenesis is influenced by modifications in epigenetic mechanisms, including changes in histones, which are proteins that support chromatin remodeling for the dynamic regulation of gene expression and silencing. The dysregulation of histone acetylation can lead to the uncontrolled activity of different genes, thereby triggering events associated with malignant transformation...
March 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324113/microrna-expression-patterns-involved-in-amyloid-beta-induced-retinal-degeneration
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Peirong Huang, Junran Sun, Fenghua Wang, Xueting Luo, Jingyang Feng, Qing Gu, Te Liu, Xiaodong Sun
Purpose: Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is characterized by the accumulation of drusen under Bruch's membrane, and amyloid beta (Aβ) is speculated to be one of the key pathologic factors. While the detrimental effects of Aβ on retinas have been widely explored, Aβ-induced epigenetic regulatory changes have yet to be fully investigated. We therefore aimed to identify the microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles in an Aβ-induced mouse model of retinal degeneration. Methods: C57BL/6 mice were intravitreally injected with Aβ1-40 or PBS and the eye tissues were collected for hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining, apoptosis immunofluorescence staining, and miRNA profiling...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319609/developmental-alterations-in-huntington-s-disease-neural-cells-and-pharmacological-rescue-in-cells-and-mice
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Neural cultures derived from Huntington's disease (HD) patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells were used for 'omics' analyses to identify mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration. RNA-seq analysis identified genes in glutamate and GABA signaling, axonal guidance and calcium influx whose expression was decreased in HD cultures. One-third of gene changes were in pathways regulating neuronal development and maturation. When mapped to stages of mouse striatal development, the profiles aligned with earlier embryonic stages of neuronal differentiation...
March 20, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303495/genetic-landscape-and-classification-of-peripheral-t-cell-lymphomas
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REVIEW
Rosalind F Sandell, Rebecca L Boddicker, Andrew L Feldman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are markedly heterogeneous at the clinical, pathological, and molecular levels. This review will discuss genetic findings in PTCL with special emphasis on how they impact lymphoma classification. RECENT FINDINGS: Sequencing studies have identified recurrent genetic alterations in nearly every PTCL subtype. In anaplastic large cell lymphoma, these studies have revealed novel chromosomal rearrangements and mutations that have prognostic significance and may suggest new therapeutic approaches...
April 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299653/mitotic-gene-bookmarking-an-epigenetic-mechanism-for-coordination-of-lineage-commitment-cell-identity-and-cell-growth
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Sayyed K Zaidi, Jane B Lian, Andre van Wijnen, Janet L Stein, Gary S Stein
Epigenetic control of gene expression contributes to dynamic responsiveness of cellular processes that include cell cycle, cell growth and differentiation. Mitotic gene bookmarking, retention of sequence-specific transcription factors at target gene loci, including the RUNX regulatory proteins, provide a novel dimension to epigenetic regulation that sustains cellular identity in progeny cells following cell division. Runx transcription factor retention during mitosis coordinates physiological control of cell growth and differentiation in a broad spectrum of biological conditions, and is associated with compromised gene expression in pathologies that include cancer...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298607/human-herpesvirus-6b-induces-hypomethylation-on-chromosome-17p13-3-correlating-with-increased-gene-expression-and-virus-integration
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Elin Engdahl, Nicky Dunn, Pitt Niehusmann, Sarah Wideman, Peter Wipfler, Albert J Becker, Tomas J Ekström, Malin Almgren, Anna Fogdell-Hahn
Human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B) is a neurotropic beta-herpesvirus that achieves latency by integrating its genome into host cell chromosomes. Several viruses can induce epigenetic modifications in their host cells, but no study has investigated the epigenetic modifications induced by HHV-6B. This study analyzed methylation with Illumina 450K array comparing HHV-6B infected and uninfected Molt-3 T cells three days post infection. Bisulfite pyrosequencing was used to validate Illumina results and investigate methylation over time in vitro Expression of genes was investigated using qPCR, and virus integration was investigated with PCR...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293299/identification-of-epigenetic-signature-associated-with-alpha-thalassemia-mental-retardation-x-linked-syndrome
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Laila C Schenkel, Kristin D Kernohan, Arran McBride, Ditta Reina, Amanda Hodge, Peter J Ainsworth, David I Rodenhiser, Guillaume Pare, Nathalie G Bérubé, Cindy Skinner, Kym M Boycott, Charles Schwartz, Bekim Sadikovic
BACKGROUND: Alpha thalassemia/mental retardation X-linked syndrome (ATR-X) is caused by a mutation at the chromatin regulator gene ATRX. The mechanisms involved in the ATR-X pathology are not completely understood, but may involve epigenetic modifications. ATRX has been linked to the regulation of histone H3 and DNA methylation, while mutations in the ATRX gene may lead to the downstream epigenetic and transcriptional effects. Elucidating the underlying epigenetic mechanisms altered in ATR-X will provide a better understanding about the pathobiology of this disease, as well as provide novel diagnostic biomarkers...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291707/epigenetics-of-atherosclerosis-emerging-mechanisms-and-methods
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REVIEW
Nadiya Khyzha, Azad Alizada, Michael D Wilson, Jason E Fish
Atherosclerosis is a vascular pathology characterized by inflammation and plaque build-up within arterial vessel walls. Vessel occlusion, often occurring after plaque rupture, can result in myocardial and cerebral infarction. Epigenetic changes are increasingly being associated with atherosclerosis and are of interest from both therapeutic and biomarker perspectives. Emerging genomic approaches that profile DNA methylation, chromatin accessibility, post-translational histone modifications, transcription factor binding, and RNA expression in low or single cell populations are poised to enhance our spatiotemporal understanding of atherogenesis...
March 10, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289705/als-patients-regulatory-t-lymphocytes-are-dysfunctional-and-correlate-with-disease-progression-rate-and-severity
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David R Beers, Weihua Zhao, Jinghong Wang, Xiujun Zhang, Shixiang Wen, Dan Neal, Jason R Thonhoff, Abdullah S Alsuliman, Elizabeth J Shpall, Katy Rezvani, Stanley H Appel
Neuroinflammation is a pathological hallmark of ALS in both transgenic rodent models and patients, and is characterized by proinflammatory T lymphocytes and activated macrophages/microglia. In ALS mouse models, decreased regulatory T lymphocytes (Tregs) exacerbate the neuroinflammatory process, leading to accelerated motoneuron death and shortened survival; passive transfer of Tregs suppresses the neuroinflammation and prolongs survival. Treg numbers and FOXP3 expression are also decreased in rapidly progressing ALS patients...
March 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287144/mir-153-regulates-amelogenesis-by-targeting-endocytotic-and-endosomal-lysosomal-pathways-novel-insight-into-the-origins-of-enamel-pathologies
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Kaifeng Yin, Wenting Lin, Jing Guo, Toshihiro Sugiyama, Malcolm L Snead, Joseph G Hacia, Michael L Paine
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is group of inherited disorders resulting in enamel pathologies. The involvement of epigenetic regulation in the pathogenesis of AI is yet to be clarified due to a lack of knowledge about amelogenesis. Our previous genome-wide microRNA and mRNA transcriptome analyses suggest a key role for miR-153 in endosome/lysosome-related pathways during amelogenesis. Here we show that miR-153 is significantly downregulated in maturation ameloblasts compared with secretory ameloblasts. Within ameloblast-like cells, upregulation of miR-153 results in the downregulation of its predicted targets including Cltc, Lamp1, Clcn4 and Slc4a4, and a number of miRNAs implicated in endocytotic pathways...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285987/tgf%C3%AE-incurred-epigenetic-aberrations-of-mirna-and-dna-methyltransferase-suppress-klotho-and-potentiate-renal-fibrosis
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Shasha Yin, Qin Zhang, Jun Yang, Wenjun Lin, Yanning Li, Fang Chen, Wangsen Cao
Renal fibrosis is a common pathological feature of chronic kidney diseases (CKD) and its development and progression are significantly affected by epigenetic modifications such as aberrant miRNA and DNA methylation. Klotho is an anti-aging and anti-fibrotic protein and its early decline after renal injury is reportedly associated with aberrant DNA methylation. However, the key upstream pathological mediators and the molecular cascade leading to epigenetic Klotho suppression are not appreciably established. Here we investigate the epigenetic mechanism of Klotho deficiency and its functional relevance in renal fibrogenesis...
March 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285925/optical-probes-and-sensors-as-perspective-tools-in-epigenetics
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REVIEW
Zdeněk Kejík, Robert Kaplánek, Martin Havlík, Tomáš Bříza, Milan Jakubek, Jarmila Králová, Ivan Mikula, Pavel Martásek, Vladimír Král
Modifications of DNA cytosine bases and histone posttranslational modifications play key roles in the control of gene expression and specification of cell states. Such modifications affect many important biological processes and changes to these important regulation mechanisms can initiate or significantly contribute to the development of many serious pathological states. Therefore, recognition and determination of chromatin modifications is an important goal in basic and clinical research. Two of the most promising tools for this purpose are optical probes and sensors, especially colourimetric and fluorescence devices...
January 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285099/mir-1247-blocks-sox9-mediated-regeneration-in-alcohol-and-fibrosis-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice
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Kostiantyn Dreval, Aline de Conti, Shinji Furuya, Frederick A Beland, Ivan Rusyn, Igor P Pogribny
Excessive alcohol consumption has a significant impact on human health and is a major public health problem worldwide. One of the consequences of long-term excessive alcohol consumption is cellular injury in almost all organs and tissues, with acute kidney injury (AKI) being one of the most common pathological manifestations. In the present study, using a mouse model of alcoholic liver fibrosis-associated AKI induced by a combined treatment with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) and ethanol and resembling pathological features of AKI in human alcoholic liver fibrosis, we demonstrate alterations in histone modifications in the kidneys and, importantly, in the promoter region of the over-expressed SRY (sex determining region Y)-box 9 (Sox9) gene...
March 8, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284043/the-histone-variant-h3-3-claims-its-place-in-the-crowded-scene-of-epigenetics
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Daniele Bano, Antonia Piazzesi, Paolo Salomoni, Pierluigi Nicotera
Histones are evolutionarily conserved DNA-binding proteins. As scaffolding molecules, they significantly regulate the DNA packaging into the nucleus of all eukaryotic cells. As docking units, they influence the recruitment of the transcriptional machinery, thus establishing unique gene expression patterns that ultimately promote different biological outcomes. While canonical histones H3.1 and H3.2 are synthetized and loaded during DNA replication, the histone variant H3.3 is expressed and deposited into the chromatin throughout the cell cycle...
March 10, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281550/reduced-h3k27me3-expression-in-merkel-cell-polyoma-virus-positive-tumors
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Klaus J Busam, Melissa P Pulitzer, Daniel C Coit, Maria Arcila, Danielle Leng, Achim A Jungbluth, Thomas Wiesner
Merkel cell carcinoma is a primary cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, which once metastatic is difficult to treat. Recent mutation analyses of Merkel cell carcinoma revealed a low number of mutations in Merkel cell polyomavirus-associated tumors, and a high number of mutations in virus-negative combined squamous cell and neuroendocrine carcinomas of chronically sun-damaged skin. We speculated that the paucity of mutations in virus-positive Merkel cell carcinoma may reflect a pathomechanism that depends on derangements of chromatin without alterations in the DNA sequence (epigenetic dysregulation)...
March 10, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
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