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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141353/-progress-in-research-of-thyroid-carcinoma-related-gene-mutation-and-epigenetics
#1
W H Zheng, W W Gong, F Lu, M Yu
Thyroid cancer is one of the most common endocrine malignant tumors, and its molecular pathogenesis is also a process of multiple genes involved in many steps of carcinogenesis. With the development of molecular biology technology, a variety of related gene mutations and epigenetic phenomena have been found in thyroid cancer tissues. It is helpful to understand the latest progress in the research of the gene mutation and epigenetics of thyroid cancer for its early diagnosis, prevention and the development of targeted drugs...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139562/lncrna-ghet1-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-silencing-klf2
#2
Li Jin, Yangke He, Shijia Tang, Shan Huang
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been identified as one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) attract much attention of researchers, and they are demonstrated to be dysregulated in a variety of cancers, including HCC. LncRNA gastric carcinoma high expressed transcript 1 lncRNA GHET1 is found to be dysregulated in gastric cancer (GC). However, its clinical value and potential biological function in HCC remains unclear...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138572/current-status-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-inhibitors-and-future-directions
#3
REVIEW
Akihiro Ohmoto, Shinichi Yachida
Inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs), which play a key role in DNA damage/repair pathways, have been developed as antitumor agents based on the concept of synthetic lethality. Synthetic lethality is the idea that cell death would be efficiently induced by simultaneous loss of function of plural key molecules, for example, by exposing tumor cells with inactivating gene mutation of BRCA-mediated DNA repair to chemically induced inhibition of PARPs. Indeed, three PARP inhibitors, olaparib, rucaparib and niraparib have already been approved in the US or Europe, mainly for the treatment of BRCA-mutant ovarian cancer...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138005/distinct-hypoxic-regulation-of-preadipocyte-factor-1-pref-1-in-preadipocytes-and-mature-adipocytes
#4
Yunwon Moon, Seongyeol Lee, Bongju Park, Hyunsung Park
Preadipocyte factor-1 (Pref-1) is a secretory soluble protein, which exerts pleiotropic effects on maintenance of cancer stem cell characteristics and commitment of mesenchymal stem cell lineages by inhibiting adipogenesis. Observations that obesity renders the microenvironment of adipose tissues hypoxic and that hypoxia inhibits adipogenesis lead us to investigate whether hypoxia increases the expression of anti-adipogenic Pref-1 in preadipocytes, mature adipocytes, and adipose tissues from obese mouse. In 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, hypoxia induces Pref-1 by a hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1)-dependent mechanism accompanied by increase in the levels of the active histone mark, acetylated H3K9/14 (H3K9/14Ac)...
November 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137437/dna-hypermethyation-and-silencing-of-pitx1-correlated-with-advanced-stage-and-poor-postoperative-prognosis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Takeshi Otsubo, Kazuhiko Yamada, Teruki Hagiwara, Kenshiro Oshima, Kei Iida, Koro Nishikata, Tetsuro Toyoda, Toru Igari, Kyoko Nohara, Satoshi Yamashita, Masahira Hattori, Taeko Dohi, Yuki I Kawamura
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is associated with the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic changes in the background mucosa. Dysregulated DNA methylation is known to lead to the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes and the activation of oncogenes. To identify the genes whose expression is perturbed by abnormal DNA methylation in ESCC, integrative transcriptomics by serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE) and methylome sequencing by methyl-DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) analysis were performed...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137412/long-non-coding-rna-snhg15-inhibits-p15-and-klf2-expression-to-promote-pancreatic-cancer-proliferation-through-ezh2-mediated-h3k27me3
#6
Zhonghua Ma, Hesuyuan Huang, Jirong Wang, Yan Zhou, Fuxing Pu, Qinghong Zhao, Peng Peng, Bingqing Hui, Hao Ji, Keming Wang
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is emerging as an critical regulator in multiple cancers, including pancreatic cancer (PC). Recently, lncRNA SNHG15 was found to be up-regulated in gastric cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma, exerting oncogenic effects. Nevertheless, the biological function and regulatory mechanism of SNHG15 remain unclear in pancreatic cancer (PC). In this study, we reported that SNHG15 expression was also upregulated in PC tissues, and its overexpression was remarkably associated with tumor size, tumor node metastasis (TNM) stage and lymph node metastasis in patients with PC...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137356/disruption-of-stat3-dnmt1-interaction-by-sh-i-14-induces-re-expression-of-tumor-suppressor-genes-and-inhibits-growth-of-triple-negative-breast-tumor
#7
Hyo Jin Kang, Yong Weon Yi, Shu-Jie Hou, Hee Jeong Kim, Yali Kong, Insoo Bae, Milton L Brown
Epigenetic regulation of gene expression is an emerging target to treat several human diseases including cancers. In cancers, expressions of many tumor suppressor genes are suppressed by hyper-methylation in their regulatory regions. Herein, we describe a novel carbazole SH-I-14 that decreased the level of the acetyl-STAT3 at the K685 residue. Mutation analysis revealed that SH-I-14 disrupted STAT3-DNMT1 interaction by removing acetyl group from K685 of STAT3. Finally, the inhibition of STAT3-DNMT1 interaction by SH-I-14 resulted in re-expression of tumor suppressor genes such as VHL and PDLIM4 through de-methylation of their promoter regions...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137324/loss-of-brca1-promotor-hypermethylation-in-recurrent-high-grade-ovarian-cancer
#8
Katharina Prieske, Stefan Prieske, Simon A Joosse, Fabian Trillsch, Donata Grimm, Eike Burandt, Sven Mahner, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Karin Milde-Langosch, Leticia Oliveira-Ferrer, Linn Woelber
Background: Approximately 20-25% of ovarian cancers are attributable to germline or somatic BRCA1/2 mutations, resulting in defects in the homologous recombination pathway. Inactivation of these genes can also be mediated by epigenetic changes, e.g., hypermethylation of CpG islands in the promoter regions. In such homologous recombination deficient tumors, platinum based chemotherapy is in general effective, however, loss of hypermethylation might lead to refractory disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the stability of BRCA1 promoter hypermethylation in recurrent disease after platinum based chemotherapy...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137254/quaking-5-suppresses-aggressiveness-of-lung-cancer-cells-through-inhibiting-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#9
Xuexia Zhou, Xuebing Li, Cuiyun Sun, Cuijuan Shi, Dan Hua, Lin Yu, Yanjun Wen, Feng Hua, Qian Wang, Qinghua Zhou, Shizhu Yu
Quaking-5 (QKI-5) belongs to the STAR (signal transduction and activation of RNA) family of RNA binding proteins and functions as a tumor suppressor in several human malignancies. In this study, we attempt to elucidate the role of QKI-5 in the pro-metastasis processes of lung cancer (LC) cells and the underlying mechanisms. We confirmed that QKI-5 was decreased in human LC tissues and cell lines, especially in high-metastatic cells. Moreover, QKI expression was positively correlated with LC patients' survival...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137219/functional-characterization-of-lysine-specific-demethylase-2-lsd2-kdm1b-in-breast-cancer-progression
#10
Lin Chen, Shauna N Vasilatos, Ye Qin, Tiffany A Katz, Chunyu Cao, Hao Wu, Nilgun Tasdemir, Kevin M Levine, Steffi Oesterreich, Nancy E Davidson, Yi Huang
Flavin-dependent histone demethylases govern histone H3K4 methylation and act as important chromatin modulators that are extensively involved in regulation of DNA replication, gene transcription, DNA repair, and heterochromatin gene silencing. While the activities of lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1/KDM1A) in facilitating breast cancer progression have been well characterized, the roles of its homolog LSD2 (KDM1B) in breast oncogenesis are relatively less understood. In this study, we showed that LSD2 protein level was significantly elevated in malignant breast cell lines compared with normal breast epithelial cell line...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133799/hit-and-run-epigenetic-editing-prevents-senescence-entry-in-primary-breast-cells-from-healthy-donors
#11
Emily A Saunderson, Peter Stepper, Jennifer J Gomm, Lily Hoa, Adrienne Morgan, Michael D Allen, J Louise Jones, John G Gribben, Tomasz P Jurkowski, Gabriella Ficz
Aberrant promoter DNA hypermethylation is a hallmark of cancer; however, whether this is sufficient to drive cellular transformation is not clear. To investigate this question, we use a CRISPR-dCas9 epigenetic editing tool, where an inactive form of Cas9 is fused to DNA methyltransferase effectors. Using this system, here we show simultaneous de novo DNA methylation of genes commonly methylated in cancer, CDKN2A, RASSF1, HIC1 and PTEN in primary breast cells isolated from healthy human breast tissue. We find that promoter methylation is maintained in this system, even in the absence of the fusion construct, and this prevents cells from engaging senescence arrest...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133290/cd137-4-1bb-costimulation-modifies-dna-methylation-in-cd8-t-cell-relevant-genes
#12
M Angela Aznar, Sara Labiano, Angel Diaz-Lagares, Carmen Molina, Saray Garasa, Arantza Azpilicueta, Inaki Etxeberria, Alfonso R Sanchez-Paulete, Alan J Korman, Manel Esteller, Juan Sandoval, Ignacio Melero
CD137 (4-1BB) costimulation imprints long-term changes that instruct the ultimate behavior of T cells that have previously experienced CD137 ligation. Epigenetic changes could provide a suitable mechanism for these long-term consequences. Genome-wide DNA-methylation arrays were carried out on human peripheral blood CD8+ T lymphocytes stimulated with agonist monoclonal antibody to CD137, including urelumab, which is in phase I/II clinical trials for cancer immunotherapy. Several genes showed consistent methylation patterns in response to CD137 costimulation, which were confirmed by pyrosequencing in a series of healthy donors...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133216/anti-cancer-effects-of-naturally-derived-compounds-targeting-histone-deacetylase-6-related-pathways
#13
REVIEW
Manon Lernoux, Michael Schnekenburger, Mario Dicato, Marc Diederich
Alterations of the epigenetic machinery, affecting multiple biological functions, represent a major hallmark enabling the development of tumors. Among epigenetic regulatory proteins, histone deacetylase (HDAC)6 has emerged as an interesting potential therapeutic target towards a variety of diseases including cancer. Accordingly, this isoenzyme regulates many vital cellular regulatory processes and pathways essential to physiological homeostasis, as well as tumor multistep transformation involving initiation, promotion, progression and metastasis...
November 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133140/the-histone-methyltransferase-g9a-a-new-therapeutic-target-in-biliary-tract-cancer
#14
Christian Mayr, Katharina Helm, Martin Jakab, Markus Ritter, Rajeev Shrestha, Ramesh Makaju, Andrej Wagner, Martin Pichler, Marlena Beyreis, Stefan Staettner, Tarkan Jaeger, Eckhard Klieser, Tobias Kiesslich, Daniel Neureiter
The histone methyltransferase G9a (EHMT2) is a key enzyme for dimethylation of lysine 9 at histone 3 (H3K9me2), a suppressive epigenetic mark. G9a is over-expressed in tumour cells and contributes to cancer aggressiveness. Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is a rare cancer with dismal prognosis due to a lack of effective therapies. Currently, there are no data on the role of G9a in BTC carcinogenesis. We analysed G9a expression in n=68 BTC patient specimens and correlated the data with clinico-pathological and survival data...
November 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130960/piwi-proteins-and-piwi-interacting-rna-emerging-roles-in-cancer
#15
Yi-Neng Han, Yuan Li, Sheng-Qiang Xia, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Jun-Hua Zheng, Wei Li
P-Element induced wimpy testis (PIWI)-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a type of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) and interact with PIWI proteins. piRNAs were primarily described in the germline, but emerging evidence revealed that piRNAs are expressed in a tissue-specific manner among multiple human somatic tissue types as well and play important roles in transposon silencing, epigenetic regulation, gene and protein regulation, genome rearrangement, spermatogenesis and germ stem-cell maintenance. PIWI proteins were first discovered in Drosophila and they play roles in spermatogenesis, germline stem-cell maintenance, self-renewal, retrotransposons silencing and the male germline mobility control...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129785/advances-in-hypoxia-inducible-factor-biology
#16
REVIEW
Hani Choudhry, Adrian L Harris
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), a central regulator for detecting and adapting to cellular oxygen levels, transcriptionally activates genes modulating oxygen homeostasis and metabolic activation. Beyond this, HIF influences many other processes. Hypoxia, in part through HIF-dependent mechanisms, influences epigenetic factors, including DNA methylation and histone acetylation, which modulate hypoxia-responsive gene expression in cells. Hypoxia profoundly affects expression of many noncoding RNAs classes that have clinicopathological implications in cancer...
November 8, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128564/epigenetic-mechanisms-of-atm-activation-after-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#17
Juliana Carvalho Santos, Rafael Zuppardo Gambeloni, Aline Tengan Roque, Sebastian Oeck, Marcelo Lima Ribeiro
Gastric cancer (GC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. The disease develops from the accumulation of several genetic and epigenetic changes. Among other risk factors, Helicobacter pylori infection is considered the main driving factor of GC development. H. pylori infection increases DNA damage levels and leads to epigenetic dysregulation, which may favor gastric carcinogenesis. An early step in double strand break repair is the recruitment of (ataxia-telangiectasia mutated serine/threonine kinase (ATM) to the damaged site, where it plays a key role in advancing the DNA damage checkpoint process...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128342/readers-of-dna-methylation-the-mbd-family-as-potential-therapeutic-targets
#18
REVIEW
Gordon D Ginder, David C Williams
DNA methylation represents a fundamental epigenetic modification that regulates chromatin architecture and gene transcription. Many diseases, including cancer, show aberrant methylation patterns that contribute to the disease phenotype. DNA methylation inhibitors have been used to block methylation dependent gene silencing to treat hematopoietic neoplasms and to restore expression of developmentally silenced genes. However, these inhibitors disrupt methylation globally and show significant off-target toxicities...
November 8, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126492/oral-cancer-genetics-and-the-role-of-precision-medicine
#19
REVIEW
Chia-Cheng Li, Zhen Shen, Roxanne Bavarian, Fan Yang, Aditi Bhattacharya
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the leading cancers in the world. OSCC patients are managed with surgery and/or chemoradiation. Prognoses and survival rates are dismal, however, and have not improved for more than 20 years. Recently, the concept of precision medicine was introduced, and the introduction of targeted therapeutics demonstrated promising outcomes. This article reviews the current understanding of initiation, progression, and metastasis of OSCC from both genetic and epigenetic perspectives...
January 2018: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126344/genetic-and-epigenetic-of-medullary-thyroid-cancer
#20
Fatemeh Khatami, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is an infrequent, calcitonin producing neuroendocrine tumor and initiates from the parafollicular C cells of the thyroid gland. Several genetic and epigenetic alterations are collaterally responsible for medullary thyroid carcinogenesis. In this review article, we shed light on all the genetic and epigenetic hallmarks of MTC. From the genetic perspective, RET, HRAS, and KRAS are the most important genes that are characterized in MTC. From the epigenetic perspective, Ras-association domain family member 1A, telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter methylations, overexpression of histone methyltransferases, EZH2 and SMYD3, and wide ranging increase and decrease in non-coding RNAs can be responsible for medullary thyroid carcinogenesis...
November 11, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
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