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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098854/lsd1-sustains-estrogen-driven-endometrial-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-through-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-via-di-demethylating-h3k9-of-cyclin%C3%A2-d1
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Chunqin Chen, Yanan Wang, Shiyu Wang, Yuan Liu, Jiawen Zhang, Yuyao Xu, Zhenbo Zhang, Wei Bao, Sufang Wu
A recent study reported that histone lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1, KDM1A) is overexpressed in endometrioid endometrial carcinoma (EEC) and associated with tumor progression as well as poor prognosis. However, the physiological function and mechanism of LSD1 in endometrial cancer (EC) remains largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that β-estradiol (E2) treatment increased LSD1 expression via the GPR30/PI3K/AKT pathway in endometrial cancer cells. Both siGPR30 and the PI3K inhibitor LY294002 block this effect...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059468/gene-expression-analysis-combined-with-functional-genomics-approach-identifies-itih5-as-tumor-suppressor-gene-in-cervical-carcinogenesis
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Jessica Dittmann, Angelique Ziegfeld, Lars Jansen, Mieczyslaw Gajda, Vera Kloten, Edgar Dahl, Ingo B Runnebaum, Matthias Dürst, Claudia Backsch
Progression from human papillomavirus-induced premalignant cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) to cervical cancer (CC) is driven by genetic and epigenetic events. Our microarray-based expression study has previously shown that inter-α-trypsin-inhibitor heavy chain 5 (ITIH5) mRNA levels in CCs were significantly lower than in high-grade precursor lesions (CIN3s). Therefore, we aimed to analyze in depth ITIH5 expression during cervical carcinogenesis in biopsy material and cell culture. Moreover, functional analyses were performed by ectopic expression of ITIH5 in different cell lines...
January 6, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057213/a-new-molecular-mechanism-underlying-the-antitumor-effect-of-dna-methylation-inhibitors-via-an-antiviral-immune-response
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Y Saito, T Nakaoka, H Saito
Chromatin remodeling mediated by DNA methylation and histone modifications play critical roles in the transcriptional regulation of protein-coding genes, noncoding RNAs such as microRNAs, and endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). Many studies have shown that aberrant DNA methylation and histone modifications are associated with the initiation and progression of various malignancies. Epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes in cancer is generally mediated by DNA hypermethylation of CpG island promoters and histone modifications such as histone deacetylation, methylation of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9), and trimethylation of H3K27...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041878/epigenetic-modifiers-facilitate-induction-and-pluripotency-of-porcine-ipscs
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Jian Mao, Qian Zhang, Wei Deng, Hua Wang, Kai Liu, Haifeng Fu, Qiang Zhao, Xumin Wang, Lin Liu
Inadequate silencing of exogenous genes represents a major obstacle to complete epigenetic reprogramming of porcine-induced pluripotent stem cells (piPSCs) by conventional pluripotency transcription factors (OSKM). We tested the hypothesis that epigenetic modification by active DNA or histone demethylation or by inhibition of histone deacetylase would enhance reprogramming and exogenous gene silencing in piPSCs. piPSCs induced by OSKM in combination with epigenetic factors, specifically Ten-Eleven Translocation (Tet1 or Tet3) or lysine (K)-specific demethylase 3A (Kdm3a), expressed higher levels of Rex1 and other genes representing naive state and exhibited more open chromatin status, compared with those of OSKM controls...
January 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007596/soft-matrices-downregulate-fak-activity-to-promote-growth-of-tumor-repopulating-cells
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Youhua Tan, Adam Richard Wood, Qiong Jia, Wenwen Zhou, Junyu Luo, Fang Yang, Junwei Chen, Junjian Chen, Jian Sun, Jihye Seong, Arash Tajik, Rishi Singh, Ning Wang
Tumor-repopulating cells (TRCs) are a tumorigenic sub-population of cancer cells that drives tumorigenesis. We have recently reported that soft fibrin matrices maintain TRC growth by promoting histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9) demethylation and Sox2 expression and that Cdc42 expression influences H3K9 methylation. However, the underlying mechanisms of how soft matrices induce H3K9 demethylation remain elusive. Here we find that TRCs exhibit lower focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and H3K9 methylation levels in soft fibrin matrices than control melanoma cells on 2D rigid substrates...
December 20, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995963/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-mediate-dna-damage-repair-in-ameliorating-hemorrhagic-cystitis
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Subhash Haldar, Christopher Dru, Rajeev Mishra, Manisha Tripathi, Frank Duong, Bryan Angara, Ana Fernandez, Moshe Arditi, Neil A Bhowmick
Hemorrhagic cystitis is an inflammatory and ulcerative bladder condition associated with systemic chemotherapeutics, like cyclophosphomide. Earlier, we reported reactive oxygen species resulting from cyclophosphamide metabolite, acrolein, causes global methylation followed by silencing of DNA damage repair genes. Ogg1 (8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase) is one such silenced base excision repair enzyme that can restore DNA integrity. The accumulation of DNA damage results in subsequent inflammation associated with pyroptotic death of bladder smooth muscle cells...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994610/genome-wide-analysis-of-soybean-jmjc-domain-containing-proteins-suggests-evolutionary-conservation-following-whole-genome-duplication
#7
Yapeng Han, Xiangyong Li, Lin Cheng, Yanchun Liu, Hui Wang, Danxia Ke, Hongyu Yuan, Liangsheng Zhang, Lei Wang
Histone modifications, such as methylation and demethylation, play an important role in regulating chromatin structure and gene expression. The JmjC domain-containing proteins, an important family of histone lysine demethylases (KDMs), play a key role in maintaining homeostasis of histone methylation in vivo. In this study, we performed a comprehensive analysis of the jumonji C (JmjC) gene family in the soybean genome and identified 48 JmjC genes (GmJMJs) distributed unevenly across 18 chromosomes. Phylogenetic analysis showed that these JmjC domain-containing genes can be divided into eight groups...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984115/epigenetic-disruption-of-mir-130a-promotes-prostate-cancer-by-targeting-sec23b-and-depdc1
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João Ramalho-Carvalho, João Barbosa Martins, Lina Cekaite, Anita Sveen, Jorge Torres-Ferreira, Inês Graça, Pedro Costa-Pinheiro, Ina Andrassy Eilertsen, Luís Antunes, Jorge Oliveira, Ragnhild A Lothe, Rui Henrique, Carmen Jerónimo
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that mediate post-transcriptional gene silencing, fine tuning gene expression. In an initial screen, miRNAs were found to be globally down-regulated in prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines and primary tumors. Exposure of PCa cell lines to a demethylating agent, 5-Aza-CdR resulted in an increase in the expression levels of miRNAs in general. Using stringent filtering criteria miR-130a was identified as the most promising candidate and selected for validation analyses in our patient series...
October 27, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977115/lsd1-substrate-binding-and-gene-expression-are-affected-by-hdac1-mediated-deacetylation
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Dhanusha A Nalawansha, Mary Kay H Pflum
Lysine Specific Demethylase 1 (LSD1) catalyzes the demethylation of histone 3 to regulate gene expression. With a fundamental role in gene regulation, LSD1 is involved in multiple cellular processes, including embryonic development, cell proliferation, and metastasis. Significantly, LSD1 is overexpressed in multiple cancers and has emerged as a potential anticancer drug target. LSD1 is typically found in association with another epigenetic enzyme, histone deacetylase (HDAC). HDAC and LSD1 inhibitor compounds have been tested as combination anticancer agents...
December 15, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974453/epigenetic-networks-regulate-the-transcriptional-program-in-memory-and-terminally-differentiated-cd8-t-cells
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Ramon M Rodriguez, Beatriz Suarez-Alvarez, José L Lavín, David Mosén-Ansorena, Aroa Baragaño Raneros, Leonardo Márquez-Kisinousky, Ana M Aransay, Carlos Lopez-Larrea
Epigenetic mechanisms play a critical role during differentiation of T cells by contributing to the formation of stable and heritable transcriptional patterns. To better understand the mechanisms of memory maintenance in CD8(+) T cells, we performed genome-wide analysis of DNA methylation, histone marking (acetylated lysine 9 in histone H3 and trimethylated lysine 9 in histone), and gene-expression profiles in naive, effector memory (EM), and terminally differentiated EM (TEMRA) cells. Our results indicate that DNA demethylation and histone acetylation are coordinated to generate the transcriptional program associated with memory cells...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951654/interaction-with-the-dna-repair-protein-thymine-dna-glycosylase-regulates-histone-acetylation-by-p300
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Ryan A Henry, Pietro Mancuso, Yin-Ming Kuo, Rossella Tricarico, Marc Tini, Philip A Cole, Alfonso Bellacosa, Andrew J Andrews
How protein-protein interactions regulate and alter histone modifications is a major unanswered question in epigenetics. The histone acetyltransferase p300 binds thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG); utilizing mass spectrometry to measure site-specific changes in histone acetylation, we found that the absence of TDG in mouse embryonic fibroblasts leads to a reduction in the rate of histone acetylation. We demonstrate that TDG interacts with the CH3 domain of p300 to allosterically promote p300 activity to specific lysines on histone H3 (K18 and K23)...
December 13, 2016: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934869/a-pair-of-transposon-derived-proteins-function-in-a-histone-acetyltransferase-complex-for-active-dna-demethylation
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Cheng-Guo Duan, Xingang Wang, Shaojun Xie, Li Pan, Daisuke Miki, Kai Tang, Chuan-Chih Hsu, Mingguang Lei, Yingli Zhong, Yueh-Ju Hou, Zhijuan Wang, Zhengjing Zhang, Satendra K Mangrauthia, Huawei Xu, Heng Zhang, Brian Dilkes, W Andy Tao, Jian-Kang Zhu
Transposons are generally kept silent by epigenetic mechanisms including DNA methylation. Here, we identified a pair of Harbinger transposon-derived proteins (HDPs), HDP1 and HDP2, as anti-silencing factors in Arabidopsis. hdp1 and hdp2 mutants displayed an enhanced silencing of transgenes and some transposons. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that HDP1 and HDP2 were co-domesticated from the Harbinger transposon-encoded transposase and DNA-binding protein, respectively. HDP1 interacts with HDP2 in the nucleus, analogous to their transposon counterparts...
December 9, 2016: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931518/vitamin-c-enhances-the-expression-of-il17-in-a-jmjd2-dependent-manner
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Mi Hye Song, Varun Sasidharan Nair, Kwon Ik Oh
Previously, we reported that vitamin C facilitates the CpG demethylation of Foxp3 enhancer in CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) by enhancing the activity of a DNA demethylase ten-eleven-translocation (Tet). However, it is not clear whether vitamin C affects other helper T cell lineages like T helper type 17 (Th17) cells which are related with Tregs. Here, we show that the expression of interleukin-17A (IL17) increases with the treatment of vitamin C but not with other antioxidants. Interestingly, the upregulation of IL17 was not accompanied by DNA demethylation in Il17 promoter and was independent of Tet enzymes...
December 9, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916276/a-surveillance-mechanism-ensures-repair-of-dna-lesions-during-zygotic-reprogramming
#14
Sabrina Ladstätter, Kikuë Tachibana-Konwalski
Sexual reproduction culminates in a totipotent zygote with the potential to produce a whole organism. Sperm chromatin reorganization and epigenetic reprogramming that alter DNA and histone modifications generate a totipotent embryo. Active DNA demethylation of the paternal genome has been proposed to involve base excision and DNA repair-based mechanisms. The nature and consequence of DNA lesions generated during reprogramming are not known. Using mouse genetics and chemical biology, we discovered that Tet3-dependent zygotic reprogramming generates paternal DNA lesions that are monitored by a surveillance mechanism...
December 15, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913794/tlr-ligands-but-not-modulators-of-histone-modifiers-can-induce-the-complex-immune-response-pattern-of-endotoxin-tolerance-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
#15
Juliane Günther, Wolfram Petzl, Holm Zerbe, Hans-Joachim Schuberth, Hans-Martin Seyfert
Excessive stimulation of the TLR4 axis through LPS reduces the expression of some cytokine genes in immune cells, while stimulating the expression of immune defense genes during a subsequent bacterial infection. This endotoxin tolerance (ET) is mediated via epigenetic mechanisms. Priming the udder of cows with LPS was shown to induce ET in mammary epithelial cells (MEC), thereby protecting the udder against reinfection for some time. Seeking alternatives to LPS priming we tried to elicit ET by priming MEC with either lipopeptide (Pam2CSK4) via the TLR2/6 axis or inhibitors of histone-modifying enzymes...
December 1, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902763/temperature-shift-alters-dna-methylation-and-histone-modification-patterns-in-gonadal-aromatase-cyp19a1-gene-in-species-with-temperature-dependent-sex-determination
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Yuiko Matsumoto, Brette Hannigan, David Crews
The environment surrounding the embryos has a profound impact on the developmental process and phenotypic outcomes of the organism. In species with temperature-dependent sex determination, gonadal sex is determined by the incubation temperature of the eggs. A mechanistic link between temperature and transcriptional regulation of developmental genes, however, remains elusive. In this study, we examine the changes in DNA methylation and histone modification patterns of the aromatase (cyp19a1) gene in embryonic gonads of red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta) subjected to a temperature shift during development...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900345/new-insight-into-lsd1-function-in-human-cortical-neurogenesis
#17
Kazumi Hirano, Masakazu Namihira
The cerebral cortex of primates has evolved massively and intricately in comparison to that of other species. Accumulating evidence indicates that this is caused by changes in cell biological features of neural stem cells (NSCs), which differentiate into neurons and glial cells during development. The fate of NSCs during rodent cortical development is stringently regulated by epigenetic factors, such as histone modification enzymes, but the role of these factors in human corticogenesis is largely unknown. We have recently discovered that a lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1), which catalyzes the demethylation of methyl groups in the histone tail, plays a unique role in human fetal NSCs (hfNSCs)...
2016: Neurogenesis (Austin, Tex.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899639/histone-demethylase-phf8-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-breast-tumorigenesis
#18
Peng Shao, Qi Liu, Peterson Kariuki Maina, Jiayue Cui, Thomas B Bair, Tiandao Li, Shaikamjad Umesalma, Weizhou Zhang, Hank Heng Qi
Histone demethylase PHF8 is upregulated and plays oncogenic roles in various cancers; however, the mechanisms underlying its dysregulation and functions in carcinogenesis remain obscure. Here, we report the novel functions of PHF8 in EMT (epithelial to mesenchymal transition) and breast cancer development. Genome-wide gene expression analysis revealed that PHF8 overexpression induces an EMT-like process, including the upregulation of SNAI1 and ZEB1. PHF8 demethylates H3K9me1, H3K9me2 and sustains H3K4me3 to prime the transcriptional activation of SNAI1 by TGF-β signaling...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897198/mitochondrial-control-through-nutritionally-regulated-global-histone-h3-lysine-4-demethylation
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Maria Soloveychik, Mengshu Xu, Olga Zaslaver, Kwanyin Lee, Ashrut Narula, River Jiang, Adam P Rosebrock, Amy A Caudy, Marc D Meneghini
Histone demethylation by Jumonji-family proteins is coupled with the decarboxylation of α-ketoglutarate (αKG) to yield succinate, prompting hypotheses that their activities are responsive to levels of these metabolites in the cell. Consistent with this paradigm we show here that the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Jumonji demethylase Jhd2 opposes the accumulation of H3K4me3 in fermenting cells only when they are nutritionally manipulated to contain an elevated αKG/succinate ratio. We also find that Jhd2 opposes H3K4me3 in respiratory cells that do not exhibit such an elevated αKG/succinate ratio...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894088/lsd1-binds-to-hpv16-e7-and-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-cervical-cancer-by-demethylating-histones-at-the-vimentin-promoter
#20
Yuan Liu, Yanan Wang, Chunqin Chen, Jiawen Zhang, Wenyan Qian, Yu Dong, Zhiqiang Liu, Xi Zhang, Xiaoyun Wang, Zhenbo Zhang, Xiaobing Shi, Sufang Wu
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1), which specifically demethylates histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) and lysine 9 (H3K9), is dysregulated in several cancers. We found that ectopic expression of LSD1 in cervical cancer cells promoted invasion and metastasis in vitro and in vivo, reduced the expression of the epithelial marker E-cadherin, and induced the expression of the mesenchymal marker, Vimentin. By contrast, LSD1 knockdown had the opposite effect and attenuated the HPV16 E7-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
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