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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908198/tet-proteins-master-regulators-of-vertebrate-body-plan-formation
#1
Ozren Bogdanović
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December 2, 2016: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903986/adult-t-cell-leukemia-aggressivenness-correlates-with-loss-of-both-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-and-tet2-expression
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Ambroise Marçais, Laetitia Waast, Julie Bruneau, Katia Hanssens, Vahid Asnafi, Philippe Gaulard, Felipe Suarez, Patrice Dubreuil, Antoine Gessain, Olivier Hermine, Claudine Pique
Mutations in TET2, encoding one of the TET members responsible for the conversion of DNA cytosine methylation to hydroxymethylation (5-hmc), have been recently described in Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1-associated adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL). However, neither the amount of genomic 5-hmc in ATLL tumor cells nor TET2 expression has been studied yet. In this study, we analyzed these two parameters as well as the mutational status of TET2 in ATLL patients. By employing a direct in situ approach, we documented that tumor T cells infiltrating lymph nodes exhibit low level of 5-hmc compared to residual normal T cells...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902365/the-oral-cavities-of-healthy-infants-harbor-high-proportions-of-streptococcus-salivarius-strains-with-phenotypic-and-genotypic-resistance-to-multiple-classes-of-antibiotics
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Thaís H Palma, Erika Harth-Chú, Jodie Scott, Rafael N Stipp, Heike Boisvert, Mariana F Salomão, Jéssica D Theobaldo, Rosana F Possobon, Leandro C Nascimento, Jonathan W McCafferty, Lina Faller, Margaret J Duncan, Renata O Mattos-Graner
Emerging antibiotic resistance in the oropharyngeal microbiota, of which Streptococcus salivarius is a prominent species, represents a challenge for treating pediatric populations. In this study, we investigated the role of S. salivarius as a reservoir for antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) in the oral microbiota by analyzing 95 S. salivarius isolates from 22 healthy infants (2 to 16 months of age). Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of penicillin G, amoxicillin, erythromycin, tetracycline, doxycycline and streptomycin were determined...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869820/tet-proteins-regulate-the-lineage-specification-and-tcr-mediated-expansion-of-inkt-cells
#4
Ageliki Tsagaratou, Edahí González-Avalos, Sini Rautio, James P Scott-Browne, Susan Togher, William A Pastor, Ellen V Rothenberg, Lukas Chavez, Harri Lähdesmäki, Anjana Rao
TET proteins oxidize 5-methylcytosine in DNA to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and other oxidation products. We found that simultaneous deletion of Tet2 and Tet3 in mouse CD4(+)CD8(+) double-positive thymocytes resulted in dysregulated development and proliferation of invariant natural killer T cells (iNKT cells). Tet2-Tet3 double-knockout (DKO) iNKT cells displayed pronounced skewing toward the NKT17 lineage, with increased DNA methylation and impaired expression of genes encoding the key lineage-specifying factors T-bet and ThPOK...
November 21, 2016: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869616/tet2-and-tet3-cooperate-with-b-lineage-transcription-factors-to-regulate-dna-modification-and-chromatin-accessibility
#5
Chan-Wang Jerry Lio, Jiayuan Zhang, Edahí González-Avalos, Patrick G Hogan, Xing Chang, Anjana Rao
Ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes oxidize 5-methylcytosine, facilitating DNA demethylation and generating new epigenetic marks. Here we show that concomitant loss of Tet2 and Tet3 in mice at early B cell stage blocked the pro- to pre-B cell transition in the bone marrow, decreased Irf4 expression and impaired the germline transcription and rearrangement of the Igκ locus. Tet2/3-deficient pro-B cells showed increased CpG methylation at the Igκ 3' and distal enhancers that was mimicked by depletion of E2A or PU...
November 21, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866876/prdm14-drives-oct3-4-recruitment-via-active-demethylation-in-the-transition-from-primed-to-naive-pluripotency
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Naoki Okashita, Yoshiaki Suwa, Osamu Nishimura, Nao Sakashita, Mitsutaka Kadota, Go Nagamatsu, Masanori Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kashida, Ayaka Nakajima, Makoto Tachibana, Yoshiyuki Seki
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are specified from epiblast cells in mice. Genes associated with naive pluripotency are repressed in the transition from inner cell mass to epiblast cells, followed by upregulation after PGC specification. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the reactivation of pluripotency genes are poorly characterized. Here, we exploited the in vitro differentiation of epiblast-like cells (EpiLCs) from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to elucidate the molecular and epigenetic functions of PR domain-containing 14 (PRDM14)...
November 14, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846738/association-of-tet1-expression-with-colorectal-cancer-progression
#7
Yiping Tian, Feixia Pan, Xiaohui Sun, Meifu Gan, Aifen Lin, Dandan Zhang, Yimin Zhu, Maode Lai
OBJECTIVE: The ten-eleven translocation (TET) proteins, as methylcytosine dioxygenases, catalyze 5-methylcytosine (5mC) into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC). The altered expression of TET1 disrupts the balance between DNA methylation and demethylation. This alteration has been reported to be associated with carcinogenesis in various malignancies. The aim of the present study was to investigate changes in expression and the role of TET1 in colorectal cancer (CRC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 109 CRC patients who underwent radical surgical colon resection were enrolled...
November 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835592/epigenetic-upregulation-of-arl4c-due-to-dna-hypomethylation-in-the-3-untranslated-region-promotes-tumorigenesis-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Shinsuke Fujii, Keiko Shinjo, Shinji Matsumoto, Takeshi Harada, Satoshi Nojima, Sunao Sato, Yu Usami, Satoru Toyosawa, Eiichi Morii, Yutaka Kondo, Akira Kikuchi
ADP-ribosylation factor (ARF)-like 4c (ARL4C) expression, induced by a combination of Wnt/β-catenin and EGF/Ras signaling, has been demonstrated to form epithelial morphogenesis. ARL4C overexpression, due to Wnt/β-catenin and EGF/Ras signaling alterations, was involved in tumorigenesis. It was also reported that ARL4C expression correlates with DNA hypomethylation in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of ARL4C gene during lymphogenesis. The current study was conducted to investigate the expression and functions of ARL4C due to DNA hypomethylation in lung and tongue cancers...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833031/vitamin-c-enhances-substantially-formation-of-5-hydroxymethyluracil-in-cellular-dna
#9
Martyna Modrzejewska, Maciej Gawronski, Magdalena Skonieczna, Ewelina Zarakowska, Marta Starczak, Marek Foksinski, Joanna Rzeszowska-Wolny, Daniel Gackowski, Ryszard Olinski
The most plausible mechanism behind active demethylation of 5-methylcytosine involves TET proteins which participate in oxidation of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine; the latter is further oxidized to 5-formylcytosine and 5-carboxycytosine. 5-Hydroxymethyluracil can be also generated from thymine in a TET-catalyzed process. Ascorbate was previously demonstrated to enhance generation of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in cultured cells. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of the abovementioned TET-mediated oxidation products of 5-methylcytosine and thymine after addition of ascorbate, using an isotope-dilution automated online two-dimensional ultra-performance liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry...
November 8, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829269/tetrandrine-exerts-a-radiosensitization-effect-on-human-glioma-through-inhibiting-proliferation-by-attenuating-erk-phosphorylation
#10
Ji-Wei Ma, Yong Zhang, Ji-Cheng Ye, Ru Li, Yu-Lin Wen, Jian-Xian Huang, Xue-Yun Zhong
Tetrandrine (Tet), a bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloid, has been reported to have a radiosensitization effect on tumors. However, its effects on human glioma and the specific molecular mechanisms of these effects remain unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that Tet has a radiosensitization effect on human glioma cells. It has been hypothesized that Tet has a radiosensitization effect on glioma cells by affecting the glioma cell cycle and DNA repair mechanism and that ERK mediates these activities. Therefore, we conducted detailed analyses of the effects of Tet on the cell cycle by performing flow cytometric analysis and on DNA repair by detecting the expression of phosphorylated H2AX by immunofluorescence...
November 8, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829228/tet2-functions-as-a-resistance-factor-against-dna-methylation-acquisition-during-epstein-barr-virus-infection
#11
Hiroe Namba-Fukuyo, Sayaka Funata, Keisuke Matsusaka, Masaki Fukuyo, Bahityar Rahmutulla, Yasunobu Mano, Masashi Fukayama, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Atsushi Kaneda
Extensive DNA methylation is observed in gastric cancer with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, and EBV infection is the cause to induce this extensive hypermethylaton phenotype in gastric epithelial cells. However, some 5' regions of genes do not undergo de novo methylation, despite the induction of methylation in surrounding regions, suggesting the existence of a resistance factor against DNA methylation acquisition. We conducted an RNA-seq analysis of gastric epithelial cells with and without EBV infection and found that TET family genes, especially TET2, were repressed by EBV infection at both mRNA and protein levels...
November 5, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825418/research-advances-in-the-mutation-of-tet2-gene-in-myeloid-maligancies
#12
Rong Li, Ming-Jiang Xu, Feng-Chun Yang, Yuan Zhou
TET2 gene is a member of TET oncogene family. It has been reported as a tumor suppressor gene with important roles in myelopiesis. Recent studies have shown that TET2 protein takes part in demethylation by converting 5-methylcytosine (5-mc) into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmc). Somatic TET2 inactivation leads to abnormal myelopiesis and myeloid malignancies. In this review,the structure and function of TET2 and the relationship between TET gene mutation and myeloid malignancies are summarized.
October 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821816/tet-methylcytosine-dioxygenase-2-inhibits-atherosclerosis-via-upregulation-of-autophagy-in-apoe-mice
#13
Juan Peng, Qin Yang, A-Fang Li, Rong-Qing Li, Zuo Wang, Lu-Shan Liu, Zhong Ren, Xi-Long Zheng, Xiao-Qing Tang, Guo-Hua Li, Zhi-Han Tang, Zhi-Sheng Jiang, Dang-Heng Wei
Tet methylcytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2) mediates the conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC). The loss of TET2 is associated with advanced atherosclerotic lesions. Our previous study showed that TET2 improves endothelial cell function by enhancing endothelial cell autophagy. Accordingly, this study determined the role of TET2 in atherosclerosis and potential mechanisms. In ApoE-/- mice fed high-fat diet, TET2 overexpression markedly decreased atherosclerotic lesions with uniformly increased level of 5hmC and decreased level of 5mC in genomic DNA...
November 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802879/an-insulin-iapp-hybrid-peptide-is-an-endogenous-antigen-for-cd4-t-cells-in-the-non-obese-diabetic-mouse
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Timothy A Wiles, Thomas Delong, Rocky L Baker, Brenda Bradley, Gene Barbour, Roger L Powell, Nichole Reisdorph, Kathryn Haskins
BDC-6.9, a diabetogenic CD4 T cell clone isolated from a non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse, responds to pancreatic islet cells from NOD but not BALB/c mice. We recently reported that a hybrid insulin peptide (HIP), 6.9HIP, formed by linkage of an insulin C-peptide fragment and a fragment of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP), is the antigen for BDC-6.9. We report here that the core 12-mer peptide from 6.9HIP, centered on the hybrid peptide junction, is also highly antigenic for BDC-6.9. In agreement with the observation that BALB/c islet cells fail to stimulate the T cell clone, a single amino acid difference in the BALB/c IAPP sequence renders the BALB/c version of the HIP only weakly antigenic...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802273/fusion-of-human-fetal-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-degenerating-cerebellar-neurons-in-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-1-model-mice
#15
Fathul Huda, Yiping Fan, Mamiko Suzuki, Ayumu Konno, Yasunori Matsuzaki, Nobutaka Takahashi, Jerry K Y Chan, Hirokazu Hirai
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) migrate to damaged tissues, where they participate in tissue repair. Human fetal MSCs (hfMSCs), compared with adult MSCs, have higher proliferation rates, a greater differentiation capacity and longer telomeres with reduced senescence. Therefore, transplantation of quality controlled hfMSCs is a promising therapeutic intervention. Previous studies have shown that intravenous or intracortical injections of MSCs result in the emergence of binucleated cerebellar Purkinje cells (PCs) containing an MSC-derived marker protein in mice, thus suggesting a fusion event...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798843/loss-of-uhrf1-in-neural-stem-cells-leads-to-activation-of-retroviral-elements-and-delayed-neurodegeneration
#16
Vidya Ramesh, Efil Bayam, Filippo M Cernilogar, Ian M Bonapace, Markus Schulze, Markus J Riemenschneider, Gunnar Schotta, Magdalena Götz
In order to understand whether early epigenetic mechanisms instruct the long-term behavior of neural stem cells (NSCs) and their progeny, we examined Uhrf1 (ubiquitin-like PHD ring finger-1; also known as Np95), as it is highly expressed in NSCs of the developing brain and rapidly down-regulated upon differentiation. Conditional deletion of Uhrf1 in the developing cerebral cortex resulted in rather normal proliferation and neurogenesis but severe postnatal neurodegeneration. During development, deletion of Uhrf1 lead to global DNA hypomethylation with a strong activation of the intracisternal A particle (IAP) family of endogenous retroviral elements, accompanied by an increase in 5-hydroxymethylcytosine...
October 1, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784791/an-affinity-directed-protein-missile-system-for-targeted-proteolysis
#17
Luke J Fulcher, Thomas Macartney, Polyxeni Bozatzi, Annika Hornberger, Alejandro Rojas-Fernandez, Gopal P Sapkota
The von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) protein serves to recruit the hypoxia-inducible factor alpha (HIF1α) protein under normoxia to the CUL2 E3 ubiquitin ligase for its ubiquitylation and degradation through the proteasome. In this report, we modify VHL to engineer an affinity-directed protein missile (AdPROM) system to direct specific endogenous target proteins for proteolysis in mammalian cells. The proteolytic AdPROM construct harbours a cameloid anti-green fluorescence protein (aGFP) nanobody that is fused to VHL for either constitutive or tetracycline-inducible expression...
October 2016: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777108/conditional-tenomodulin-overexpression-favors-tenogenic-lineage-differentiation-of-transgenic-mouse-derived-cells
#18
Yuan Shi, Yao Xiong, Yongkang Jiang, Zhiyong Zhang, Guangdong Zhou, Wenjie Zhang, Yilin Cao, Jing He, Wei Liu
Tenomodulin (TNMD) is a type II transmembrane protein that is widely expressed in a variety of avascular connective tissues and fat tissue. Its function remains largely unknown except for a marker for mature tenocytes. This study reports the generation of tetracycline (Tet)-on driven conditional TNMD overexpressing mice and thus to provide a tool for systemic investigation of its role in regulating functions of various tissues. The current study focuses on in vitro comparison of tenogenic differentiation potentials induced by doxycycline (Dox) treatment among bone marrow derived stem cells (BMSCs), adipose derived stem cells (ASCs), dermal fibroblasts (DFs) and tenocytes (TCs) of the same transgenic mice...
October 21, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764754/tetrandrine-protects-against-oxygen-glucose-serum-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-injury-via-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-rat-spinal-cord-astrocytes
#19
Gang Bao, Chuankun Li, Lei Qi, Ning Wang, Baixiang He
Tetrandrine (TET) is a bis-benzylisoquinoline alkaloid, which is isolated from a Chinese medicinal herb with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. In this study, we investigated the effects of TET on oxygen-glucose-serum deprivation/reoxygenation (OGSD/R)-induced injury in rat spinal cord astrocytes, which mimics hypoxic/ischemic conditions in vivo. MTT and LDH assays indicated that cell viability was distinctly reduced and LDH leakage was elevated after OGSD/R exposure, which were dose-dependently reversed by pretreatment with TET (0...
October 17, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763528/up-regulation-of-claudin-6-in-the-distal-lung-impacts-secondhand-smoke-induced-inflammation
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Joshua B Lewis, Dallin C Milner, Adam L Lewis, Todd M Dunaway, Kaleb M Egbert, Scott C Albright, Brigham J Merrell, Troy D Monson, Dallin S Broberg, Jason R Gassman, Daniel B Thomas, Juan A Arroyo, Paul R Reynolds
It has long been understood that increased epithelial permeability contributes to inflammation observed in many respiratory diseases. Recently, evidence has revealed that environmental exposure to noxious material such as cigarette smoke reduces tight junction barrier integrity, thus enhancing inflammatory conditions. Claudin-6 (Cldn6) is a tetraspanin transmembrane protein found within the tight junctional complex and is implicated in maintaining lung epithelial barriers. To test the hypothesis that increased Cldn6 ameliorates inflammation at the respiratory barrier, we utilized the Tet-On inducible transgenic system to conditionally over-express Clnd6 in the distal lung...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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