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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812058/environmental-pollutants-and-neurodevelopment-review-of-benefits-from-closure-of-a-coal-burning-power-plant-in-tongliang-china
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Vrinda Kalia, Frederica Perera, Deliang Tang
Background. Understanding preventable causes of neurodevelopmental disorders is a public health priority. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) from combustion of fossil fuel, lead, and mercury are among known neurodevelopmental toxicants. Method. For the first time, we comprehensively review the findings from a study by the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health and Chinese partners that followed 2 groups of mother-child pairs, one from 2002 and another from 2005, in Tongliang County, China. Pregnant mothers in the 2 cohorts experienced different exposure to PAH because a local coal-burning power plant was shut down in 2004...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809129/effect-of-methotrexate-vitamin-b12-on-dna-methylation-as-a-potential-factor-in-leukemia-treatment-related-neurotoxicity
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Victoria J Forster, Alex McDonnell, Rachel Theobald, Jill A McKay
Methotrexate (MTX) is administered to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It acts by inhibiting dihydrofolate reductase which reduces methyltetrahydrofolate, a key component in one carbon metabolism, thus reducing cell proliferation. Further perturbations to one carbon metabolism, such as reduced vitamin B12 levels via the use of nitrous oxide for sedation during childhood ALL treatment, may increase neurotoxicity risk. With B12 as an enzymatic cofactor, methyltetrahydrofolate is essential to produce methionine, which is critical for DNA methylation...
August 15, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805483/tet1-mediated-dna-demethylation-involves-in-neuron-damage-induced-by-bilirubin-in-vitro
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Panhong Gou, Xiaoling Qi, Rui Yuan, Haojie Li, Xiaoling Gao, Junling Wang, Benzhong Zhang
The aim of this study is to identify the role of Tet1-mediated DNA demethylation in the neurotoxicity caused by unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) in vitro. Primary neuronal cells after cultured for 72 h were exposed to UCB (0-100 μmol/L) for 24 h. Following exposure to UCB cytotoxicity was determined with the methyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and caspase-3 activity in neuron cells were measured with the corresponding assay kits. The expression of Tet1 and Klotho was determined with RT-PCR at mRNA level and western blot at protein level...
August 14, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801915/manganese-and-1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium-mpp-induced-neurotoxicity-indicate-differences-in-morphological-electrophysiological-and-genome-wide-alterations-implications-for-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
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Rajeswara Babu Mythri, Narayana Reddy Raghunath, Santosh Chandrakant Narwade, Mirazkar DasharathaRao Pandareesh, Kollarkandi Rajesh Sabitha, Mohamad Aiyaz, Bipin Chand, Manas Sule, Krittika Ghosh, Senthil Kumar, Bhagyalakshmi Shankarappa, Soundarya Soundararajan, Phalguni Anand Alladi, Meera Purushottam, Narayanappa Gayathri, Deepti Dileep Deobagkar, Thenkanidiyoor Rao Laxmi, Srinivas Bharath Muchukunte Mukunda
Idiopathic Parkinson's disease (iPD) and manganese-induced atypical Parkinsonism are characterized by movement disorder and nigrostriatal pathology. Although clinical features, brain region involved and responsiveness to levodopa distinguish both, differences at the neuronal level are largely unknown. We studied the morphological, neurophysiological and molecular differences in dopaminergic neurons exposed to the PD toxin 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP(+) ) and manganese (Mn) followed by validation in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) and Mn mouse models...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798132/single-cell-methylomes-identify-neuronal-subtypes-and-regulatory-elements-in-mammalian-cortex
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Chongyuan Luo, Christopher L Keown, Laurie Kurihara, Jingtian Zhou, Yupeng He, Junhao Li, Rosa Castanon, Jacinta Lucero, Joseph R Nery, Justin P Sandoval, Brian Bui, Terrence J Sejnowski, Timothy T Harkins, Eran A Mukamel, M Margarita Behrens, Joseph R Ecker
The mammalian brain contains diverse neuronal types, yet we lack single-cell epigenomic assays that are able to identify and characterize them. DNA methylation is a stable epigenetic mark that distinguishes cell types and marks regulatory elements. We generated >6000 methylomes from single neuronal nuclei and used them to identify 16 mouse and 21 human neuronal subpopulations in the frontal cortex. CG and non-CG methylation exhibited cell type-specific distributions, and we identified regulatory elements with differential methylation across neuron types...
August 11, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769976/new-insights-into-5hmc-dna-modification-generation-distribution-and-function
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REVIEW
Dong-Qiao Shi, Iftikhar Ali, Jun Tang, Wei-Cai Yang
Dynamic DNA modifications, such as methylation/demethylation on cytosine, are major epigenetic mechanisms to modulate gene expression in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. In addition to the common methylation on the 5th position of the pyrimidine ring of cytosine (5mC), other types of modifications at the same position, such as 5-hydroxymethyl (5hmC), 5-formyl (5fC), and 5-carboxyl (5caC), are also important. Recently, 5hmC, a product of 5mC demethylation by the Ten-Eleven Translocation family proteins, was shown to regulate many cellular and developmental processes, including the pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, neuron development, and tumorigenesis in mammals...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765641/hypomethylation-of-cntfr%C3%AE-is-associated-with-proliferation-and-poor-prognosis-in-lower-grade-gliomas
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Kun Fan, Xiaowen Wang, Jingwen Zhang, Romela Irene Ramos, Haibo Zhang, Chunjie Li, Dan Ye, Jiansheng Kang, Diego M Marzese, Dave S B Hoon, Wei Hua
Ciliary neurotrophic factor receptor α subunit (CNTFRα) and CNTF play important roles in neuron survival, glial differentiation and brain tumor growth. However, the molecular mechanisms of CNTFRα regulation and its clinical significance in glioma remain largely unknown. Here, we found CNTFRα was overexpressed in lower grade gliomas (LGG) compared with glioblastoma (GBM) and normal brain specimens in TCGA datasets and in an independent cohort. Bioinformatics analysis revealed a CpG shore of the CNTFRα gene regulated its mRNA expression in TCGA datasets...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765163/epigenome-profiling-and-editing-of-neocortical-progenitor-cells-during-development
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Mareike Albert, Nereo Kalebic, Marta Florio, Naharajan Lakshmanaperumal, Christiane Haffner, Holger Brandl, Ian Henry, Wieland B Huttner
The generation of neocortical neurons from neural progenitor cells (NPCs) is primarily controlled by transcription factors binding to DNA in the context of chromatin. To understand the complex layer of regulation that orchestrates different NPC types from the same DNA sequence, epigenome maps with cell type resolution are required. Here, we present genomewide histone methylation maps for distinct neural cell populations in the developing mouse neocortex. Using different chromatin features, we identify potential novel regulators of cortical NPCs...
August 1, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762874/reactivation-of-hyperglycemia-induced-hypocretin-hcrt-gene-silencing-by-n-acetyl-d-mannosamine-in-the-orexin-neurons-derived-from-human-ips-cells
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Koji Hayakawa, Yasuharu Sakamoto, Osamu Kanie, Atsuko Ohtake, Shusaku Daikoku, Yukishige Ito, Kunio Shiota
Orexin neurons regulate critical brain activities for controlling sleep, eating, emotions, and metabolism, and impaired orexin neuron function results in several neurological disorders. Therefore, restoring normal orexin function and understanding the mechanisms of loss or impairment of orexin neurons represent important goals. As a step toward that end, we generated human orexin neurons from induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) by treatment with N-acetyl-d-mannosamine (ManNAc) and its derivatives. The generation of orexin neurons was associated with DNA hypomethylation, histone H3/H4 hyperacetylation, and hypo-O-GlcNAcylation on the HCRT gene locus, and, thereby, the treatment of inhibitors of SIRT1 and OGT were effective at inducing orexin neurons from hiPSCs...
August 1, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758620/antibodies-against-the-mono-methylated-arginine-glycine-repeat-mma-rg-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-nuclear-antigen-2-ebna2-identify-potential-cellular-proteins-targeted-in-viral-transformation
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Hiresh Ayoubian, Thomas Fröhlich, Dagmar Pogodski, Andrew Flatley, Elisabeth Kremmer, Aloys Schepers, Regina Feederle, Georg J Arnold, Friedrich A Grässer
The Epstein-Barr virus is a human herpes virus with oncogenic potential. The virus-encoded nuclear antigen 2 (EBNA2) is a key mediator of viral tumorigenesis. EBNA2 features an arginine-glycine (RG) repeat at amino acids (aa)339-354 that is essential for the transformation of lymphocytes and contains symmetrically (SDMA) and asymmetrically (ADMA) di-methylated arginine residues. The SDMA-modified EBNA2 binds the survival motor neuron protein (SMN), thus mimicking SMD3, a cellular SDMA-containing protein that interacts with SMN...
July 28, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756741/modulation-of-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-to-induce-hepatocytic-differentiation-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells
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Vijesh Vaghjiani, Jason E Cain, William Lee, Vijayaganapathy Vaithilingam, Bernard E Tuch, Justin St John
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number is tightly regulated during pluripotency and differentiation. There is increased demand of cellular ATP during differentiation for energy intensive cell types such as hepatocytes and neurons to meet the cell's functional requirements. During hepatocyte differentiation, mtDNA copy number must be synchronously increased to generate sufficient ATP through oxidative phosphorylation. Unlike bone marrow mesenchymal cells (BM-MSC), mtDNA copy number failed to increase by 28 days of differentiation of Human Amniotic Epithelial Cells (hAEC) into Hepatocyte-Like Cells (HLC) despite their expression of some end stage hepatic markers...
July 29, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750583/association-of-a-history-of-child-abuse-with-impaired-myelination-in-the-anterior-cingulate-cortex-convergent-epigenetic-transcriptional-and-morphological-evidence
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Pierre-Eric Lutz, Arnaud Tanti, Alicja Gasecka, Sarah Barnett-Burns, John J Kim, Yi Zhou, Gang G Chen, Marina Wakid, Meghan Shaw, Daniel Almeida, Marc-Aurele Chay, Jennie Yang, Vanessa Larivière, Marie-Noël M'Boutchou, Léon C van Kempen, Volodymyr Yerko, Josée Prud'homme, Maria Antonietta Davoli, Kathryn Vaillancourt, Jean-François Théroux, Alexandre Bramoullé, Tie-Yuan Zhang, Michael J Meaney, Carl Ernst, Daniel Côté, Naguib Mechawar, Gustavo Turecki
OBJECTIVE: Child abuse has devastating and long-lasting consequences, considerably increasing the lifetime risk of negative mental health outcomes such as depression and suicide. Yet the neurobiological processes underlying this heightened vulnerability remain poorly understood. The authors investigated the hypothesis that epigenetic, transcriptomic, and cellular adaptations may occur in the anterior cingulate cortex as a function of child abuse. METHOD: Postmortem brain samples from human subjects (N=78) and from a rodent model of the impact of early-life environment (N=24) were analyzed...
July 28, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750017/corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-1-modulates-biomarkers-of-dna-oxidation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
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Cheng Zhang, Robert A Rissman
Increased production of hydroxyl radical is the main source of oxidative damage in mammalian DNA that accumulates in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Reactive oxygen species (ROS) react with both nuclear DNA (nDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to generate 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), both of which can be measured in the urine. Knowledge of this pathway has positioned measurement of urine 8-OHdG as a reliable index of DNA oxidation and a potential biomarker target for tracking early cellular dysfunction in AD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722429/detection-of-k-efflux-from-stimulated-cortical-neurons-by-an-aptamer-modified-silicon-nanowire-field-effect-transistor
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Ankur Anand, Chia-Rung Liu, Ai-Chuan Chou, Wan-Hsuan Hsu, Rajesh Kumar Ulaganathan, Yi-Cheng Lin, Chi-An Dai, Fan-Gang Tseng, Chien-Yuan Pan, Yit-Tsong Chen
The concentration gradient of K(+) across the cell membrane of a neuron determines its resting potential and cell excitability. During neurotransmission, the efflux of K(+) from the cell via various channels will not only decrease the intracellular K(+) content but also elevate the extracellular K(+) concentration. However, it is not clear to what extent this change could be. In this study, we developed a multiple-parallel-connected silicon nanowire field-effect transistor (SiNW-FET) modified with K(+)-specific DNA-aptamers (aptamer/SiNW-FET) for the real-time detection of the K(+) efflux from cultured cortical neurons...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712951/ra-induced-transcriptional-silencing-of-checkpoint-kinase-2-through-promoter-methylation-by-dnmt3b-is-required-for-neuronal-differentiation-of-p19-cells
#15
Muhammad Abid Sheikh, Yousra Saeed Malik, Xiaojuan Zhu
In a previous study, we identified several novel targets of Dnmt3b using a chromatin library from retinoic acid (RA)-treated P19 cells. The present study describes the regulation of expression and function of checkpoint kinase (Chk2), which was one of the target genes of Dnmt3b. Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by quantitative PCR analysis showed that recruitment of Dnmt3b on Chk2 promoter is induced following RA treatment of P19 cells. Both bisulfite genomic sequence and COBRA analyses showed that the methylation level of Chk2 promoter is progressively increased during RA-induced neuronal differentiation of P19 cells...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710457/methyl-cpg-binding-domain-proteins-inhibit-interspecies-courtship-and-promote-aggression-in-drosophila
#16
Tarun Gupta, Hannah R Morgan, Jonathan C Andrews, Edmond R Brewer, Sarah J Certel
Reproductive isolation and speciation are driven by the convergence of environmental and genetic variation. The integration of these variation sources is thought to occur through epigenetic marks including DNA methylation. Proteins containing a methyl-CpG-binding domain (MBD) bind methylated DNA and interpret epigenetic marks, providing a dynamic yet evolutionarily adapted cellular output. Here, we report the Drosophila MBD-containing proteins, dMBD-R2 and dMBD2/3, contribute to reproductive isolation and survival behavioral strategies...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696319/combined-epigenetic-and-differentiation-based-treatment-inhibits-neuroblastoma-tumor-growth-and-links-hif2%C3%AE-to-tumor-suppression
#17
Isabelle Westerlund, Yao Shi, Konstantinos Toskas, Stuart M Fell, Shuijie Li, Olga Surova, Erik Södersten, Per Kogner, Ulrika Nyman, Susanne Schlisio, Johan Holmberg
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric cancer characterized by variable outcomes ranging from spontaneous regression to life-threatening progression. High-risk neuroblastoma patients receive myeloablative chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem-cell transplant followed by adjuvant retinoid differentiation treatment. However, the overall survival remains low; hence, there is an urgent need for alternative therapeutic approaches. One feature of high-risk neuroblastoma is the high level of DNA methylation of putative tumor suppressors...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694114/epigenetic-dysregulation-of-protocadherins-in-human-disease
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REVIEW
Nady El Hajj, Marcus Dittrich, Thomas Haaf
Protocadherins (Pcdhs) are a group of cell-cell adhesion molecules that are highly expressed in the nervous system and have a major function in dendrite development and neural circuit formation. However, the role protocadherins play in human health and disease remains unclear. Several recent studies have associated epigenetic dysregulation of protocadherins with possible implications for disease pathogenesis. In this review, we briefly recap the various epigenetic mechanisms regulating protocadherin genes, particularly the clustered Pcdhs...
July 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691768/microbiome-inflammation-epigenetic-alterations-and-mental-diseases
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REVIEW
Reza Alam, Hamid M Abdolmaleky, Jin-Rong Zhou
Major mental diseases such as autism, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder are debilitating illnesses with complex etiologies. Recent findings show that the onset and development of these illnesses cannot be well described by the one-gene; one-disease approach. Instead, their clinical presentation is thought to result from the regulative interplay of a large number of genes. Even though the involvement of many genes are likely, up regulating and activation or down regulation and silencing of these genes by the environmental factors play a crucial role in contributing to their pathogenesis...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688903/differential-effects-between-developmental-and-postpubertal-exposure-to-n-methyl-n-nitrosourea-on-progenitor-cell-proliferation-of-rat-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-relation-to-cox2-expression-in-granule-cells
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Yousuke Watanabe, Kota Nakajima, Sayaka Mizukami, Yumi Akahori, Nobuya Imatanaka, Gye-Hyeong Woo, Toshinori Yoshida, Makoto Shibutani
This study was performed to compare the exposure effects of N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU), a cytocidal agent of proliferating cells, on rat hippocampal neurogenesis between developmental and postpubertal periods. Developmental exposure through maternal drinking water from gestational day 6 to day 21 after delivery on weaning decreased GFAP-immunoreactive ((+)) stem cells and increased immunoreactive cells indicative of subsequent progenitor and postmitotic immature neuronal populations, TUNEL(+) or p21(Cip1/Waf1+) stem/progenitor cells and COX2(+) granule cells, on postnatal day (PND) 21...
July 6, 2017: Toxicology
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