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Tingchao Mao, Chengquan Han, Ruizhi Deng, Biao Wei, Peng Meng, Yan Luo, Yong Zhang
Epigenetic modifications extensively occur in mammalian embryonic development and cell differentiation process. They play an essential role in the reprogramming of nuclei during somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and subsequent in vitro embryonic development. Recently, SCNT embryos have been verified to contain a subnormal level of histone H3K4 dimethylation (H3K4me2) in contrast to in vitro fertilized embryos. This finding suggested that increasing H3K4me2 levels may ameliorate the aberrant development of cloned embryos...
March 15, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Chao Han, Shanshan Wang, Zhongrui Li, Chen Chen, Jiqin Hou, Dingqiao Xu, Ruizhi Wang, Yaolan Lin, Jianguang Luo, Lingyi Kong
Countercurrent chromatography (CCC) has gradually become a widely used method for preparative separation of bioactive natural molecules. These molecules generally contain distinct scaffolds and characteristics that cannot be readily isolated from plants. While one-dimensional CCC is typically used for the initial purification with insufficiently resolved peaks after locating bioactive components, two-dimensional (2D) or multi-dimensional CCC strategies are employed to improve the resolution of peaks. However, these methods usually present certain disadvantages, such as complicated procedures and increased time consumption, experimental costs, and equipment requirements...
August 3, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
Prithviraj Bose, Marina Y Konopleva
In this issue of Cancer Cell, Maes and colleagues report in vitro and in vivo findings with ORY-1001-an oral, highly potent and selective covalent small-molecule inhibitor of lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1)-in development for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), as well as correlative data from two AML patients receiving ORY-1001.
March 12, 2018: Cancer Cell
Jiayue Xi, Siyuan Xu, Lulu Zhang, Xueyuan Bi, Yanshen Ren, Yu-Chih Liu, Yueqing Gu, Yungen Xu, Fei Lan, Xiaoming Zha
Lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) plays a vital role in epigenetic regulation of gene activation and repression in several human cancers and is recognized as a promising antitumor therapeutic target. In this paper, a series of 4-(4-benzyloxy)phenoxypiperidines were synthesized and evaluated. Among the tested compounds, compound 10d exhibited the potent and reversible inhibitory activity against LSD1 in vitro (IC50  = 4 μM). Molecular docking was conducted to predict its binding mode. Furthermore, 10d displayed it could inhibit migration of HCT-116 colon cancer cells and A549 lung cancer cells...
February 16, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
Sumati Gupta, Kelly Doyle, Timothy L Mosbruger, Andrew Butterfield, Alexis Weston, Allison Ast, Mohan Kaadige, Anupam Verma, Sunil Sharma
Lysine-Specific Demethylase 1 (LSD1) over-expression correlates with poorly differentiated neuroblastoma and predicts poor outcome despite multimodal therapy. We have studied the efficacy of reversible and specific LSD1 inhibition with HCI-2509 in neuroblastoma cell lines and particularly the effect of HCI-2509 on the transcriptomic profile in MYCN amplified NGP cells. Cell survival assays show that HCI-2509 is cytotoxic to poorly differentiated neuroblastoma cell lines in low micromole or lower doses. Transcriptional profiling of NGP cells treated with HCI-2509 shows a significant effect on p53, cell cycle, MYCN and hypoxia pathway gene sets...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Andrea Milelli, Chiara Marchetti, Eleonora Turrini, Elena Catanzaro, Roberta Mazzone, Daniela Tomaselli, Carmela Fimognari, Vincenzo Tumiatti, Anna Minarini
Epigenetic modulators Histone deacetylases (HDACs) and Lysine demethylase (LSD1) are validated targets for anticancer therapy. Both HDAC1/2 and LSD1 are found in association with the repressor protein CoREST in a transcriptional co-repressor complex, which is responsible for gene silencing. Combined modulation of both targets results in a synergistic antiproliferative activity. In the present investigation, we report about the design and synthesis of a series of polyamine-based HDACs-LSD1 dual binding inhibitors obtained by coupling Vorinostat and Tranylcypromine...
February 17, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Mina Desai, Monica G Ferrini, Guang Han, Juanita K Jellyman, Michael G Ross
In utero exposure to the ubiquitous plasticizer, bisphenol A (BPA) is associated with offspring obesity. As food intake/appetite is one of the critical elements contributing to obesity, we determined the effects of in vivo maternal BPA and in vitro BPA exposure on newborn hypothalamic stem cells which form the arcuate nucleus appetite center. For in vivo studies, female rats received BPA prior to and during pregnancy via drinking water, and newborn offspring primary hypothalamic neuroprogenitor (NPCs) were obtained and cultured...
February 21, 2018: Environmental Research
Naoki Osada, Jiro Kikuchi, Takashi Umehara, Shin Sato, Masashi Urabe, Tomoyuki Abe, Nakanobu Hayashi, Masahiko Sugitani, Yutaka Hanazono, Yusuke Furukawa
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are creating great expectations for regenerative medicine. However, safety strategies must be put in place to guard against teratoma formation after transplantation of hiPSC-derived cells into patients. Recent studies indicate that epigenetic regulators act at the initial step of tumorigenesis. Using gain-of-function and loss-of-function approaches, we show here that the expression and function of lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) are tightly regulated in hiPSCs, and their deregulation underlies the development of teratomas...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
Yu Zheng, Yi Zeng, Rongfang Qiu, Ruiqiong Liu, Wei Huang, Yongqiang Hou, Shuang Wang, Shuai Leng, Dandan Feng, Yang Yang, Yan Wang
The homeodomain transcription factor SIX3 was recently reported to be a negative regulator of the Wnt pathway and has an emerging role in cancer. However, how SIX3 contributes to tumorigenesis and metastasis is poorly understood. METHODS: We employed affinity purification and mass spectrometry (MS) to identify the proteins physically associated with SIX3. Genome-wide analysis of the SIX3/LSD1/NuRD(MTA3) complex using a chromatin immunoprecipitation-on-chip approach identified a cohort of target genes including WNT1 and FOXC2 , which are critically involved in cell proliferation and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition...
2018: Theranostics
Isuru R Kumarasinghe, Patrick M Woster
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a chromatin-remodeling enzyme that plays an important role in cancer. Over-expression of LSD1 decreases methylation at histone 3 lysine 4, and aberrantly silences tumor suppressor genes. Inhibitors of LSD1 have been designed as chemical probes and potential antitumor agents. We recently reported the cyclic peptide 9, which potently and reversibly inhibits LSD1 (IC50 2.1 μM; Ki 385 nM). Systematic alanine mutagenesis of 9 revealed residues that are critical for LSD1 inhibition, and these mutated peptides were evaluated as LSD1 inhibitors...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Monica Cusan, Sheng F Cai, Helai P Mohammad, Andrei Krivtsov, Alan Chramiec, Evangelia Loizou, Matthew D Witkin, Kimberly N Smitheman, Daniel G Tenen, Min Ye, Britta Will, Ulrich Steidl, Ryan G Kruger, Ross L Levine, Hugh Y Rienhoff, Richard P Koche, Scott A Armstrong
Epigenetic regulators are recurrently mutated and aberrantly expressed in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Targeted therapies designed to inhibit these chromatin-modifying enzymes, such as the histone demethylase lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) and the histone methyltransferase DOT1L, have been developed as novel treatment modalities for these often refractory diseases. A common feature of many of these targeted agents is their ability to induce myeloid differentiation, suggesting that multiple paths toward a myeloid gene expression program can be engaged to relieve the differentiation blockade that is uniformly seen in AML...
February 16, 2018: Blood
Nam Hoang, Xuan Zhang, Chunxiao Zhang, Van Vo, Feng Leng, Lovely Saxena, Feng Yin, Fei Lu, Guangrong Zheng, Pradip Bhowmik, Hui Zhang
LSD1/KDM1 is a histone demethylase that preferentially removes methyl groups from the mono- and di-methylated lysine 4 in histone H3 (H3K4), key marks for active chromatin for transcriptional activation. LSD1 is essential for pluripotent embryonic stem cells and embryonic teratocarcinoma/carcinoma cells and its expression is often elevated in various cancers. We developed a new LSD1 inhibitor, CBB3001, which potently inhibited LSD1 activity both in vitro and in vivo. CBB3001 also selectively inhibited the growth of human ovarian teratocarcinoma PA-1 and mouse embryonic carcinoma F9 cells, caused the downregulation of pluripotent stem cell proteins SOX2 and OCT4...
February 7, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Yong Yu, Kolja Schleich, Bin Yue, Sujuan Ji, Philipp Lohneis, Kristel Kemper, Mark R Silvis, Nouar Qutob, Ellen van Rooijen, Melanie Werner-Klein, Lianjie Li, Dhriti Dhawan, Svenja Meierjohann, Maurice Reimann, Abdel Elkahloun, Steffi Treitschke, Bernd Dörken, Christian Speck, Frédérick A Mallette, Leonard I Zon, Sheri L Holmen, Daniel S Peeper, Yardena Samuels, Clemens A Schmitt, Soyoung Lee
Oncogene-induced senescence, e.g., in melanocytic nevi, terminates the expansion of pre-malignant cells via transcriptional silencing of proliferation-related genes due to decoration of their promoters with repressive trimethylated histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) marks. We show here that structurally distinct H3K9-active demethylases-the lysine-specific demethylase-1 (LSD1) and several Jumonji C domain-containing moieties (such as JMJD2C)-disable senescence and permit Ras/Braf-evoked transformation. In mouse and zebrafish models, enforced LSD1 or JMJD2C expression promoted Braf-V600E-driven melanomagenesis...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Cell
Mohi Ahmed, Andrea Streit
During development, multipotent progenitor cells must maintain their identity while retaining the competence to respond to new signalling cues that drive cell fate decisions. This depends on both DNA-bound transcription factors and surrounding histone modifications. Here we identify the histone demethylase Lsd1 as a crucial component of the molecular machinery that preserves progenitor identity in the developing ear prior to lineage commitment. While Lsd1 is mainly associated with repressive complexes, we show that in ear precursors it is required to maintain active transcription of otic genes...
February 5, 2018: Development
Kaixiang Cao, Clayton K Collings, Marc A Morgan, Stacy A Marshall, Emily J Rendleman, Patrick A Ozark, Edwin R Smith, Ali Shilatifard
Chromatin regulators control cellular differentiation by orchestrating dynamic developmental gene expression programs, and hence, malfunctions in the regulation of chromatin state contribute to both developmental disorders and disease state. Mll4 (Kmt2d), a member of the COMPASS (COMplex of Proteins ASsociated with Set1) protein family that implements histone H3 lysine 4 monomethylation (H3K4me1) at enhancers, is essential for embryonic development and functions as a pancancer tumor suppressor. We define the roles of Mll4/COMPASS and its catalytic activity in the maintenance and exit of ground-state pluripotency in murine embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
January 2018: Science Advances
Dongha Kim, Hye Jin Nam, Wonhwa Lee, Hwa Young Yim, Jun-Yeong Ahn, Se Won Park, Hi-Jai R Shin, Reynold Yu, Kyoung-Jae Won, Jong-Sup Bae, Keun Il Kim, Sung Hee Baek
The inflammatory response mediated by nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) signaling is essential for host defense against pathogens. Although the regulatory mechanism of NF-κB signaling has been well studied, the molecular basis for epigenetic regulation of the inflammatory response is poorly understood. Here we identify a new signaling axis of PKCα-LSD1-NF-κB, which is critical for activation and amplification of the inflammatory response. In response to excessive inflammatory stimuli, PKCα translocates to the nucleus and phosphorylates LSD1...
February 1, 2018: Molecular Cell
Xuehui Hong, He Huang, Xingfeng Qiu, Zhijie Ding, Xing Feng, Yuekun Zhu, Huiqin Zhuo, Jingjing Hou, Jiabao Zhao, Wangyu Cai, Ruihua Sha, Xinya Hong, Yongxiang Li, Hongjiang Song, Zhiyong Zhang
RIOK1 has recently been shown to play important roles in cancers, but its posttranslational regulation is largely unknown. Here we report that RIOK1 is methylated at K411 by SETD7 methyltransferase and that lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) reverses its methylation. The mutated RIOK1 (K411R) that cannot be methylated exhibits a longer half-life than does the methylated RIOK1. FBXO6 specifically interacts with K411-methylated RIOK1 through its FBA domain to induce RIOK1 ubiquitination. Casein kinase 2 (CK2) phosphorylates RIOK1 at T410, which stabilizes RIOK1 by antagonizing K411 methylation and impeding the recruitment of FBXO6 to RIOK1...
January 31, 2018: ELife
Jin-Lian Ma, Ting Zhang, Feng-Zhi Suo, Jiao Chang, Xiang-Bin Wan, Xue-Jian Feng, Yi-Chao Zheng, Hong-Min Liu
B vitamins play an essential role in the biosynthesis of nucleotides, replication of DNA, supply of methyl-groups, growth and repair of cells, aberrancies of which have all been implicated in carcinogenesis. Although the potential role of vitamin B in relation to the risk of cancer, including breast and colorectal cancer, has been investigated in several observational studies, the mechanism of action is still unclear. In this study, vitamin B2 exhibited efficient activation of LSD1 by occupying the active sites where FAD stands...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
D J Micati, G R Hime, E A McLaughlin, H E Abud, K L Loveland
Snail transcription factors are key regulators of cellular transitions during embryonic development and tumorigenesis. The closely related SNAI1 and SNAI2 proteins induce epithelial-mesenchymal transitions (EMTs), acting predominantly as transcriptional repressors, while the functions of SNAI3 are unknown. An initial examination of Snai2-deficient mice provided evidence of deficient spermatogenesis. To address the hypothesis that Snail proteins are important for male fertility, this study provides the first comprehensive cellular expression profiles of all three mammalian Snail genes in the post-natal mouse testis...
January 30, 2018: Andrology
Yongcan Xu, Xiang Yu, Chenchen Wei, Fengqi Nie, Mingde Huang, Ming Sun
BACKGROUND: Recently, the pesudogenes have emerged as critical regulators in human cancers tumorigenesis and progression, and been identified as a key revelation in post-genomic biology. However, the expression pattern, biological function and mechanisms responsible for these molecules in human gastric cancer (GC) are not fully understood. METHODS: In this study, we globally assessed the transcriptomic differences of pesudogenes in gastric cancer using publicly available microarray data...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
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