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Xin Wang, Xinxin Liu, Xiaoru Duan, Ke Zhu, Song Zhang, Lu Gan, Nian Liu, Himanshu Jaypaul, Johanna T Makamure, Zhangyin Ming, Hongxiang Chen
Epigenetics plays an important role in the development and progression of many diseases. There is increasing evidence for the importance of epigenetic modifications in the progression of psoriasis. The aim of this study was to examine the role and potential mechanism of action of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) and ten-eleven translocation-2 (TET2) in psoriasiform dermatitis. Immunohistochemical staining was performed on psoriasis patients and healthy controls. Topical application of imiquimod cream to the dorsal skin of mice was used to induce psoriasiform dermatitis...
March 15, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
Yuan-Liang Zhang, Jie-Wen Sun, Yin-Yin Xie, Yan Zhou, Ping Liu, Jia-Chun Song, Chun-Hui Xu, Lan Wang, Dan Liu, Ai-Ning Xu, Zhu Chen, Sai-Juan Chen, Xiao-Jian Sun, Qiu-Hua Huang
The histone H3 lysine 36 methyltransferase SETD2 is frequently mutated in various cancers, including leukemia. However, there has not been any functional model to show the contribution of SETD2 in hematopoiesis or the causal role of SETD2 mutation in tumorigenesis. In this study, using a conditional Setd2 knockout mouse model, we show that Setd2 deficiency skews hematopoietic differentiation and reduces the number of multipotent progenitors; although the number of phenotypic hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in Setd2-deleted mice is unchanged, functional assays, including serial BM transplantation, reveal that the self-renewal and competitiveness of HSCs are impaired...
March 12, 2018: Cell Research
W X Li, Q W Ma, F Y Zeng
Objective: To study the function of ten-eleven translocation 2 (Tet2) in γ globin gene expression in patients with β- thalassemia. Methods: Gamma globin expression was induced by 5-azacytidine and Tet2 gene expression was knocked down by short hairpin RNA (shRNA) in a human immortalized myelogenous leukemia K562 cell line. The global 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) level was measured by an ELISA kit. 5hmC level of γ globin gene was quantified by sulfite sequencing. The mRNA level of Tet2, γ globin, and related transcription factors Nfe4 and Klf1 were quantified by real-time PCR...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
Hitoshi Itoh, Tsuyoshi Kadomatsu, Hironori Tanoue, Masaki Yugami, Keishi Miyata, Motoyoshi Endo, Jun Morinaga, Eisuke Kobayashi, Takeshi Miyamoto, Ryoma Kurahashi, Kazutoyo Terada, Hiroshi Mizuta, Yuichi Oike
The tumor microenvironment promotes epigenetic changes in tumor cells associated with tumor aggressiveness. Here we report that in primary tumor cells, increased interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression brought on by DNA demethylation of its promoter by ten-eleven translocation 2 (TET2) promotes lung metastasis in osteosarcoma (OS). Xenograft experiments show increased IL-6 expression and decreased methylation of its promoter in OS cells after implantation relative to before implantation. In addition, changes in IL-6 methylation and expression seen in OS cells at the primary site were maintained at the metastatic site...
March 8, 2018: Oncogene
Juan Fernando Paredes, Jose Fernando Lopez-Olmeda, Jose A Muñoz-Cueto, F Sánchez-Vázquez
This research aimed at investigating the light synchronization and endogenous origin of daily expression rhythms of eight key genes involved in epigenetic mechanisms (DNA methylation and demethylation) in zebrafish gonads. To this end, 84 zebrafish were distributed into six tanks, each one containing 14 fish (7 males and 7 females). Animals were subjected to 12 h light:12 h dark cycles (LD, lights on at ZT0 h) and fed randomly three times a day during the light phase. Locomotor activity rhythms were recorded in each tank for 20 days to test their synchronization to light...
March 6, 2018: Chronobiology International
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'Influence of genetic variants of IDH1, IDH2, TET2 and DNMT3A on cytarabine cytotoxicity in different populations' by Y. Wang & J. K. Lamba1 The above article from the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, published online on 21 November 2017 in Wiley Online Library (, has been retracted following discussions with the authors, the Journal Editors and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Retraction has been agreed as this paper was submitted under the joint names of Yan Wang, Jatinder K...
April 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Zhiheng Cheng, Kai Hu, Lei Tian, Yifeng Dai, Yifan Pang, Wei Cui, Hongmian Zhao, Tong Qin, Yu Han, Ning Hu, Li Chen, Chao Wang, Yijie Zhang, Depei Wu, Xiaoyan Ke, Jinlong Shi, Lin Fu
The mutational spectrum and molecular characteristics of acute myelomonocytic lineage leukemia, namely acute myeloid leukemia (AML) French-American-British (FAB) subtypes M4 and M5, are largely unknown. In order to explore the mutational spectrum and prognostic factors of FAB-M4 and -M5, next-generation sequencing (NGS) was performed to screen for mutated genes and fusion genes relevant to the pathogenesis of AML. Of the 63 patients enrolled in the study, 60% had more than three mutated genes. NPM1 had the highest mutation frequency, followed by DNMT3A, FLT3, NRAS, RUNX1, and TET2...
February 28, 2018: Cancer Gene Therapy
Denis Soulières, Lisa Lictira, Ricard Mesía, Éva Remenár, Shau-Hsuan Li, Andrey Karpenko, Marie Chol, Ying A Wang, Nadia Solovieff, Laurence Bourdeau, Dalila Sellami, Sandrine Faivre
PURPOSE: The preplanned exploratory analysis of the BERIL-1 trial presented here aimed to identify biomarkers of response to the combination of buparlisib and paclitaxel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: BERIL-1 was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 study. Patients with recurrent or metastatic SCCHN progressing on/after one previous platinum-based chemotherapy regimen in the recurrent or metastatic setting were treated with either buparlisib plus paclitaxel or placebo plus paclitaxel...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Diana Guallar, Xianju Bi, Jose Angel Pardavila, Xin Huang, Carmen Saenz, Xianle Shi, Hongwei Zhou, Francesco Faiola, Junjun Ding, Phensinee Haruehanroengra, Fan Yang, Dan Li, Carlos Sanchez-Priego, Arven Saunders, Feng Pan, Victor Julian Valdes, Kevin Kelley, Miguel G Blanco, Lingyi Chen, Huayan Wang, Jia Sheng, Mingjiang Xu, Miguel Fidalgo, Xiaohua Shen, Jianlong Wang
Ten-eleven translocation (TET) proteins play key roles in the regulation of DNA-methylation status by oxidizing 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to generate 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), which can both serve as a stable epigenetic mark and participate in active demethylation. Unlike the other members of the TET family, TET2 does not contain a DNA-binding domain, and it remains unclear how it is recruited to chromatin. Here we show that TET2 is recruited by the RNA-binding protein Paraspeckle component 1 (PSPC1) through transcriptionally active loci, including endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) whose long terminal repeats (LTRs) have been co-opted by mammalian genomes as stage- and tissue-specific transcriptional regulatory modules...
February 26, 2018: Nature Genetics
Andrea Coluccio, Gabriela Ecco, Julien Duc, Sandra Offner, Priscilla Turelli, Didier Trono
BACKGROUND: The KZFP/KAP1 (KRAB zinc finger proteins/KRAB-associated protein 1) system plays a central role in repressing transposable elements (TEs) and maintaining parent-of-origin DNA methylation at imprinting control regions (ICRs) during the wave of genome-wide reprogramming that precedes implantation. In naïve murine embryonic stem cells (mESCs), the genome is maintained highly hypomethylated by a combination of TET-mediated active demethylation and lack of de novo methylation, yet KAP1 is tethered by sequence-specific KZFPs to ICRs and TEs where it recruits histone and DNA methyltransferases to impose heterochromatin formation and DNA methylation...
February 26, 2018: Epigenetics & Chromatin
Maja Rothenberg-Thurley, Susanne Amler, Dennis Goerlich, Thomas Köhnke, Nikola P Konstandin, Stephanie Schneider, Maria C Sauerland, Tobias Herold, Max Hubmann, Bianka Ksienzyk, Evelyn Zellmeier, Stefan K Bohlander, Marion Subklewe, Andreas Faldum, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Jan Braess, Karsten Spiekermann, Klaus H Metzeler
Some patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are in complete remission after induction chemotherapy harbor persisting pre-leukemic clones, carrying a subset of leukemia-associated somatic mutations. There is conflicting evidence on the prognostic relevance of these clones for AML relapse. Here, we characterized paired pre-treatment and remission samples from 126 AML patients for mutations in 68 leukemia-associated genes. Fifty patients (40%) retained ≥1 mutation during remission at a VAF of ≥2%. Mutation persistence was most frequent in DNMT3A (65% of patients with mutations at diagnosis), SRSF2 (64%), TET2 (55%), and ASXL1 (46%), and significantly associated with older age (p < 0...
February 23, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Soichi Sano, Kosei Oshima, Ying Wang, Susan MacLauchlan, Yasufumi Katanasaka, Miho Sano, María A Zuriaga, Minoru Yoshiyama, David Goukassian, Matthew A Cooper, José J Fuster, Kenneth Walsh
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that hematopoietic stem cells can undergo clonal expansion secondary to somatic mutations in leukemia-related genes, thus leading to an age-dependent accumulation of mutant leukocytes in the blood. This somatic mutation-related clonal hematopoiesis is common in healthy older individuals, but it has been associated with an increased incidence of future cardiovascular disease. The epigenetic regulator TET2 is frequently mutated in blood cells of individuals exhibiting clonal hematopoiesis...
February 27, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Lakshmi Reddy Palam, Raghuveer Singh Mali, Baskar Ramdas, Sridhar Nonavinkere Srivatsan, Valeria Visconte, Ramon V Tiu, Bart Vanhaesebroeck, Axel Roers, Alexander Gerbaulet, Mingjiang Xu, Sarath Chandra Janga, Clifford M Takemoto, Sophie Paczesny, Reuben Kapur
Mutations in KIT and TET2 are associated with myeloid malignancies. We show that loss of TET2-induced PI3K activation and -increased proliferation is rescued by targeting the p110α/δ subunits of PI3K. RNA-Seq revealed a hyperactive c-Myc signature in Tet2-/- cells, which is normalized by inhibiting PI3K signaling. Loss of TET2 impairs the maturation of myeloid lineage-derived mast cells by dysregulating the expression of Mitf and Cebpa, which is restored by low-dose ascorbic acid and 5-azacytidine. Utilizing a mouse model in which the loss of TET2 precedes the expression of oncogenic Kit, similar to the human disease, results in the development of a non-mast cell lineage neoplasm (AHNMD), which is responsive to PI3K inhibition...
February 22, 2018: JCI Insight
Terra L Lasho, Mythri Mudireddy, Christy M Finke, Curtis A Hanson, Rhett P Ketterling, Natasha Szuber, Kebede H Begna, Mrinal M Patnaik, Naseema Gangat, Animesh Pardanani, Ayalew Tefferi
Among 248 consecutive patients with blast phase myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN-BP), DNA collected at the time of blast transformation was available in 75 patients (median age, 66 years; 64% men). MPN-BP followed primary myelofibrosis in 39 patients, essential thrombocythemia in 20 patients, and polycythemia vera in 16 patients. A myeloid neoplasm-relevant 33-gene panel was used for next-generation sequencing. Driver mutation distribution was JAK2 57%, CALR 20%, MPL 9%, and triple-negative 13%. Sixty-four patients (85%) harbored other mutations/variants, including 37% with ≥3 mutations; most frequent were ASXL1 47%, TET2 19%, RUNX1 17%, TP53 16%, EZH2 15%, and SRSF2 13%; relative mutual exclusivity was expressed by TP53 , EZH2 , LNK , RUNX1 , SRSF2 , and NRAS/KRAS mutations...
February 27, 2018: Blood Advances
Geraldine Gontier, Manasi Iyer, Jeremy M Shea, Gregor Bieri, Elizabeth G Wheatley, Miguel Ramalho-Santos, Saul A Villeda
Restoring adult stem cell function provides an exciting approach for rejuvenating the aging brain. However, molecular mechanisms mediating neurogenic rejuvenation remain elusive. Here we report that the enzyme ten eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (Tet2), which catalyzes the production of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), rescues age-related decline in adult neurogenesis and enhances cognition in mice. We detected a decrease in Tet2 expression and 5hmC levels in the aged hippocampus associated with adult neurogenesis...
February 20, 2018: Cell Reports
Hamid Sayar, Yan Liu, Rui Gao, Mohammad Abu Zaid, Larry D Cripe, Jill Weisenbach, Katie J Sargent, Mehdi Nassiri, Lang Li, Heiko Konig, Attaya Suvannasankha, Feng Pan, Rajasubramaniam Shanmugam, Chirayu Goswami, Reuben Kapur, Mingjiang Xu, H Scott Boswell
Co-occurrence of Flt3ITD and TET2 mutations provoke an animal model of AML by epigenetic repression of Wnt pathway antagonists, including RUNX3, and by hyperexpression of ID1, encoding Wnt agonist. These affect HOXA over-expression and treatment resistance. A comparable epigenetic phenotype was identified among adult AML patients needing novel intervention. We chose combinations of targeted agents acting on distinct effectors, at the levels of both signal transduction and chromatin remodeling, in relapsed/refractory AML's, including Flt3ITD+ve, described with a signature of repressed tumor suppressor genes, involving Wnt antagonist RUNX3 , occurring along with ID1 and HOXA over-expressions...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
Jinglong Zhang, Hongxia Cao, Jing Xie, Chen Fan, Youlong Xie, Xin He, Mingzhi Liao, Shiqiang Zhang, Huayan Wang
Unipotent spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) can be efficiently reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells only by manipulating the culture condition, without introducing exogenous reprogramming factors. This phenotype raises the hypothesis that the endogenous transcription factors (TFs) in SSCs may facilitate reprogramming to acquire pluripotency. In this study, we screened a pool of SSCs TFs (Bcl6b, Lhx1, Foxo1, Plzf, Id4, Taf4b, and Etv5), and found that oncogene Etv5 could dramatically increase the efficiency of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) generation when combined with Yamanaka factors...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Min Ma, Qiong-Jie Zhou, Yu Xiong, Bin Li, Xiao-Tian Li
Previous studies have demonstrated a dynamic epigenetic regulation of genes expression in placenta trophoblasts and a dynamic imbalance of DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation. Reduced IGF-1 has been observed in preeclampsia. This study was to investigate the interactive roles between IGF-1 and the global DNA methylation/hydroxymethylation, and the status of DNA methylation/hydroxymethylation and associated enzymes such as DNMTs and TETs in peeeclamptic placentas and hypoxic trophoblasts. It was found that IGF-1 was decreased in preeclamptic placentas and hypoxic trophoblasts when compared to the control group using immunohistochemisty, western blot, qRT-PCR and ELISA...
2018: American Journal of Translational Research
Shinya Sato, Hidehiro Itonaga, Masataka Taguchi, Yasushi Sawayama, Daisuke Imanishi, Hideki Tsushima, Tomoko Hata, Yukiyoshi Moriuchi, Hiroyuki Mishima, Akira Kinoshita, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Yasushi Miyazaki
In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), patients may harbor pre-leukemic hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) containing some, but not all, of the mutations observed in the leukemic cells. These pre-leukemic HSCs may survive induction chemotherapy and contribute to AML relapse by obtaining additional mutations. We report here an acute monoblastic leukemia (AMoL) patient who later developed an unclassifiable myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN-U). Whole-exome sequencing and cluster analysis demonstrated the presence of three distinct major clones during the clinical course: (1) an AMoL clone with ASXL1, CBL, and NPM1 somatic mutations, likely associated with the pathogenesis, and GATA2, SRSF2, and TET2 mutations, (2) an AMoL remission clone, with mutated GATA2, SRSF2, and TET2 only (possibly the founding clone (pre-leukemic HSC) that survived chemotherapy), (3) a small subclone which had JAK2 mutation during the AMoL remission, appearing at MPN-U manifestation with additional mutations...
February 7, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
Habibe Kurt, Joseph D Khoury, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Yang O Huh
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February 7, 2018: British Journal of Haematology
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