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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301935/-inhibition-of-histone-h3k27-demethylase-selectively-modulates-inflammatory-phenotypes-of-natural-killer-cells
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Adam Cribbs, Edward S Hookway, Graham Wells, Morten Lindow, Susanna Obad, Henrik Oerum, Rab K Prinjha, Nick Athanasou, Aneka Sowman, Martin Philpott, Henry Penn, Kalle Soderstrom, Marc Feldmann, Udo Oppermann
Natural killer (NK) cells are innate lymphocytes, important in immune surveillance and elimination of stressed, transformed, or virus-infected cells. They critically shape the inflammatory cytokine environment to orchestrate interactions of cells of the innate and adaptive immune systems. Some studies have reported that NK cell activation and cytokine secretion are controlled epigenetically, but have yielded only limited insight into the mechanisms. Using chemical screening with small-molecule inhibitors of chromatin methylation and acetylation, further validated by knockdown approaches, we here identified Jumonji-type histone H3K27 demethylases as key regulators of cytokine production in human NK cell subsets...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283410/clinical-and-neurobehavioral-features-of-three-novel-kabuki-syndrome-patients-with-mosaic-kmt2d-mutations-and-a-review-of-literature
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Francesca Romana Lepri, Dario Cocciadiferro, Bartolomeo Augello, Paolo Alfieri, Valentina Pes, Alessandra Vancini, Cristina Caciolo, Gabriella Maria Squeo, Natascia Malerba, Iolanda Adipietro, Antonio Novelli, Stefano Sotgiu, Renzo Gherardi, Maria Cristina Digilio, Bruno Dallapiccola, Giuseppe Merla
Kabuki syndrome (KS) is a rare disorder characterized by multiple congenital anomalies and variable intellectual disability caused by mutations in KMT2D/MLL2 and KDM6A/UTX, two interacting chromatin modifier responsible respectively for 56-75% and 5-8% of the cases. To date, three KS patients with mosaic KMT2D deletions in blood lymphocytes have been described. We report on three additional subjects displaying KMT2D gene mosaics including one in which a single nucleotide change results in a new frameshift mutation (p...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281014/systematic-genetic-interaction-studies-identify-histone-demethylase-utx-as-potential-target-for-ameliorating-huntington-s-disease
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Wan Song, Nóra Zsindely, Anikó Faragó, J Lawrence Marsh, László Bodai
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disease caused by alterations in the huntingtin gene (htt). Transcriptional dysregulation is an early event in HD progression. Protein acetylation and methylation particularly on histones regulates chromatin structure thereby preventing or facilitating transcription. Although protein acetylation has been found to affect HD symptoms, little is known about the potential role of protein methylation in HD pathology. In recent years, a series of proteins have been described that are responsible for methylating and demethylating histones as well as other proteins...
December 21, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259482/uterus-transplantation-toward-clinical-application-in-japan
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Nobuhiko Suganuma, Ayako Hayashi, Iori Kisu, Kouji Banno, Hisako Hara, Makoto Mihara
Background: In recent years, uterus transplantation (UTx) has been applied as the treatment for patients with uterine factor infertility worldwide. Thus, the clinical application of UTx in Japan should be considered through both the history of UTx technology development in the world and future prospects. Methods: Recent information on UTx was collected via a literature survey and the Internet. Results: Basic research using various animals has been done mainly since 2000...
October 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247011/histone-demethylase-activity-of-utx-is-essential-for-viability-and-regulation-of%C3%A2-hox-gene-expression-in%C3%A2-drosophila
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Ömer Copur, Jürg Müller
The trimethylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27me3) by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) is essential for repression of Polycomb target genes. The role of enzymatic demethylation of H3K27me3 by the KDM6-family demethylases Utx, Uty and JmjD3 is however less clear. Studies in both mice and worms led to the proposal that KDM6 proteins but not their H3K27me3 demethylase activity is critical for normal development. Here, we investigated the requirement of the demethylase activity of the single KDM6 family member Utx in Drosophila We generated Drosophila expressing full-length but catalytic inactive Utx protein and found that these mutants show the same phenotypes like animals lacking Utx protein...
December 15, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227285/shifts-in-podocyte-histone-h3k27me3-regulate-mouse-and-human-glomerular-disease
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Syamantak Majumder, Karina Thieme, Sri N Batchu, Tamadher A Alghamdi, Bridgit B Bowskill, M Golam Kabir, Youan Liu, Suzanne L Advani, Kathryn E White, Laurette Geldenhuys, Karthik K Tennankore, Penelope Poyah, Ferhan S Siddiqi, Andrew Advani
Histone protein modifications control fate determination during normal development and dedifferentiation during disease. Here, we set out to determine the extent to which dynamic changes to histones affect the differentiated phenotype of ordinarily quiescent adult glomerular podocytes. To do this, we examined the consequences of shifting the balance of the repressive histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) mark in podocytes. Adriamycin nephrotoxicity and subtotal nephrectomy (SNx) studies indicated that deletion of the histone methylating enzyme EZH2 from podocytes decreased H3K27me3 levels and sensitized mice to glomerular disease...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224413/low-hox-gene-expression-in-pml-rar%C3%AE-positive-leukemia-results-from-suppressed-histone-demethylation
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Kateřina Rejlová, Alena Musilová, Karolina Škvárová Kramarzová, Markéta Žaliová, Karel Fišer, Meritxell Alberich-Jorda, Jan Trka, Júlia Starková
Homeobox (HOX) genes are frequently dysregulated in leukemia. Previous studies have shown that aberrant HOX gene expression accompanies leukemogenesis and affects disease progression and leukemia patient survival. Patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) bearing PML-RARα fusion gene has distinct HOX gene signature in comparison to other subtypes of AML patients although the mechanism of transcription regulation is not completely understood. We previously found an association between the mRNA levels of HOX genes and those of the histone demethylases JMJD3 and UTX in PML-RARα- positive leukemia patients...
December 11, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101321/contribution-of-epigenetic-landscapes-and-transcription-factors-to-x-chromosome-reactivation-in-the-inner-cell-mass
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Maud Borensztein, Ikuhiro Okamoto, Laurène Syx, Guillaume Guilbaud, Christel Picard, Katia Ancelin, Rafael Galupa, Patricia Diabangouaya, Nicolas Servant, Emmanuel Barillot, Azim Surani, Mitinori Saitou, Chong-Jian Chen, Konstantinos Anastassiadis, Edith Heard
X-chromosome inactivation is established during early development. In mice, transcriptional repression of the paternal X-chromosome (Xp) and enrichment in epigenetic marks such as H3K27me3 is achieved by the early blastocyst stage. X-chromosome inactivation is then reversed in the inner cell mass. The mechanisms underlying Xp reactivation remain enigmatic. Using in vivo single-cell approaches (allele-specific RNAseq, nascent RNA-fluorescent in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence), we show here that different genes are reactivated at different stages, with more slowly reactivated genes tending to be enriched in H3meK27...
November 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075464/exchange-of-genetic-information-between-therian-x-and-y-chromosome-gametologs-in-old-evolutionary-strata
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Peter Peneder, Barbara Wallner, Claus Vogl
Therian X and Y sex chromosomes arose from a pair of autosomes. Y chromosomes consist of a pseudoautosomal region that crosses over with the X chromosome and a male-specific Y-chromosomal region that does not. The X chromosome can be structured into "evolutionary strata". Divergence of X-chromosomal genes from their gametologs is similar within a stratum, but differs among strata, likely caused by a different onset of suppression of crossing over between gametologs. After stratum formation, exchange of information between gametologs has long been believed absent; however, recent studies have shown limited exchange, likely through gene conversion...
October 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073101/utx-guided-neural-crest-function-underlies-craniofacial-features-of-kabuki-syndrome
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Karl B Shpargel, Joshua Starmer, Chaochen Wang, Kai Ge, Terry Magnuson
Kabuki syndrome, a congenital craniofacial disorder, manifests from mutations in an X-linked histone H3 lysine 27 demethylase (UTX/KDM6A) or a H3 lysine 4 methylase (KMT2D). However, the cellular and molecular etiology of histone-modifying enzymes in craniofacial disorders is unknown. We now establish Kabuki syndrome as a neurocristopathy, whereby the majority of clinical features are modeled in mice carrying neural crest (NC) deletion of UTX, including craniofacial dysmorphism, cardiac defects, and postnatal growth retardation...
October 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070530/the-histone-demethylase-jumonji-domain-containing-protein-3-jmjd3-regulates-fibroblast-activation-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Christina Bergmann, Amelie Brandt, Benita Merlevede, Ludwig Hallenberger, Clara Dees, Thomas Wohlfahrt, Sebastian Pötter, Yun Zhang, Chih-Wei Chen, Tatiana Mallano, Ruifang Liang, Rosebeth Kagwiria, Alexander Kreuter, Ioanna Pantelaki, Aline Bozec, David Abraham, Ralf Rieker, Andreas Ramming, Oliver Distler, Georg Schett, Jörg H W Distler
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) fibroblasts remain activated even in the absence of exogenous stimuli. Epigenetic alterations are thought to play a role for this endogenous activation. Trimethylation of histone H3 on lysine 27 (H3K27me3) is regulated by Jumonji domain-containing protein 3 (JMJD3) and ubiquitously transcribed tetratricopeptide repeat on chromosome X (UTX) in a therapeutically targetable manner. The aim of this study was to explore H3K27me3 demethylases as potential targets for the treatment of fibrosis...
October 25, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045832/utx-kdm6a-loss-enhances-the-malignant-phenotype-of-multiple-myeloma-and-sensitizes-cells-to-ezh2-inhibition
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Teresa Ezponda, Daphné Dupéré-Richer, Christine M Will, Eliza C Small, Nobish Varghese, Tej Patel, Behnam Nabet, Relja Popovic, Jon Oyer, Marinka Bulic, Yupeng Zheng, Xiaoxiao Huang, Mrinal Y Shah, Sayantan Maji, Alberto Riva, Manuela Occhionorelli, Giovanni Tonon, Neil Kelleher, Jonathan Keats, Jonathan D Licht
Loss or inactivation of the histone H3K27 demethylase UTX occurs in several malignancies, including multiple myeloma (MM). Using an isogenic cell system, we found that loss of UTX leads to deactivation of gene expression ultimately promoting the proliferation, clonogenicity, adhesion, and tumorigenicity of MM cells. Moreover, UTX mutant cells showed increased in vitro and in vivo sensitivity to inhibition of EZH2, a histone methyltransferase that generates H3K27me3. Such sensitivity was related to a decrease in the levels of IRF4 and c-MYC and an activation of repressors of IRF4 characteristic of germinal center B cells such as BCL6 and IRF1...
October 17, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031004/starting-a-uterus-transplantation-service-notes-from-a-small-island
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H-K Tan, B-K Tan, L-K Tan, J I Olofsson, P Dahm-Kähler, M Brännström
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024911/simultaneous-quantitative-analysis-of-uremic-toxins-by-lc-ms-ms-with-a-reversed-phase-cation-exchange-anion-exchange-tri-modal-mixed-mode-column
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Yoshitomi Kanemitsu, Kei Asaji, Yotaro Matsumoto, Hiroki Tsukamoto, Daisuke Saigusa, Chikahisa Mukawa, Tatsuki Tachikawa, Takaaki Abe, Yoshihisa Tomioka
Column choice is crucial to the development of liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) methods because analyte selectivity is dependent on the nature of the stationary phase. Recently, mixed-mode chromatography, which employs a combination of two or more stationary phases and solvent systems, has emerged as an alternative to multiple, complementary, single-column systems. This report describes the development and validation of a novel analytical method based on LC-MS/MS employing a reversed-phase/cation-exchange/anion-exchange tri-modal column (Scherzo SS-C18; Imtakt) for the simultaneous quantification of various uremic toxins (UTx), including creatinine, 1-methyladenosine, trimethylamine-N-oxide, indoxyl sulfate, p-cresyl sulfate, phenyl sulfate and 4-ethylphenyl sulfate...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977932/inhibitor-of-h3k27-demethylase-jmjd3-utx-gsk-j4-is-a-potential-therapeutic-option-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#15
Viacheslav M Morozov, Ying Li, Matthew M Clowers, Alexander M Ishov
Androgen receptor (AR) mediates initiation and progression of prostate cancer (PCa); AR-driven transcription is activated by binding of androgens to the ligand-binding domain (LBD) of AR. Androgen ablation therapy offers only a temporary relief of locally advanced and metastatic PCa, and the disease eventually recurs as a lethal castration-resistant PCa (CRPC) as there is no effective treatment for CRPC patients. Thus, it is critical to identify novel targeted and combinatorial regimens for clinical management of CRPC...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970783/the-histone-h3k27-demethylase-utx-regulates-synaptic-plasticity-and-cognitive-behaviors-in-mice
#16
Gang-Bin Tang, Yu-Qiang Zeng, Pei-Pei Liu, Ting-Wei Mi, Shuang-Feng Zhang, Shang-Kun Dai, Qing-Yuan Tang, Lin Yang, Ya-Jie Xu, Hai-Liang Yan, Hong-Zhen Du, Zhao-Qian Teng, Feng-Quan Zhou, Chang-Mei Liu
Histone demethylase UTX mediates removal of repressive trimethylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) to establish a mechanistic switch to activate large sets of genes. Mutation of Utx has recently been shown to be associated with Kabuki syndrome, a rare congenital anomaly syndrome with dementia. However, its biological function in the brain is largely unknown. Here, we observe that deletion of Utx results in increased anxiety-like behaviors and impaired spatial learning and memory in mice. Loss of Utx in the hippocampus leads to reduced long-term potentiation and amplitude of miniature excitatory postsynaptic current, aberrant dendrite development and defective synapse formation...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952292/triptolide-promotes-senescence-of-prostate-cancer-cells-through-histone-methylation-and-heterochromatin-formation
#17
Ousman Tamgue, Ming Lei
Background: Triptolide is a medicinal herb-derived diterpene triepoxide with potent anti-tumor activity, mainly ,correlated with its ability to inhibit and inactivate subunits of RNA polymerase II, thereby suppressing global gene transcription. Epigenetic imbalance including histone methylation are well known to play important roles in prostate cancer (PCa) onset and progression. The goal of this study was to investigate whether triptolide might exert anti-PCa influence by reshaping the histone methylation landscape...
September 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930707/re-evaluating-the-ethics-of-uterine-transplantation
#18
Danish Zaidi
In February 2016, the Cleveland Clinic initiated the first attempt at cadaveric uterine transplantation (UTx) in the United States. The transplantation was ultimately unsuccessful, but it opened doors for further research on both live and cadaveric UTx. While initial strides toward successful transplantation have been made, questions persist on the ethics of UTx: whether the uterus is a vital organ, whether we should prioritize live or cadaveric options, and how the procedure should be covered by health insurance...
2017: Journal of Clinical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928876/heterochromatin-reduction-correlates-with-the-increase-of-the-kdm4b-and-kdm6a-demethylases-and-the-expression-of-pericentromeric-dna-during-the-acquisition-of-a-transformed-phenotype
#19
Cinthya Gurrion, Maritere Uriostegui, Mario Zurita
Cancer cells have alterations in chromatin organization, mostly a reduction in heterochromatin. How this process occurs during transformation and if it participates in the maintenance of a cancerous phenotype is not well understood. Here, using a transformation-inducible cell line, we analyzed the changes that occur in heterochromatin during transformation to a cancerous phenotype. After transformation, there is a reduction in heterochromatin bodies and a nuclear reorganization of HP1α. These occurrences correlate with reductions in H3K9me3 and H3K27me3 levels and with some of the enzymes that introduce these modifications...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880717/bivalent-histone-codes-on-wnt5a-during-odontogenic-differentiation
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Y Zhou, L Zheng, F Li, M Wan, Y Fan, X Zhou, W Du, C Pi, D Cui, B Zhang, J Sun, X Zhou
Lineage-committed differentiation is an essential biological program during odontogenesis, which is tightly regulated by lineage-specific genes. Some of these genes are modified by colocalization of H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 marks at promoter regions in progenitors. These modifications, named "bivalent domains," maintain genes in a poised state and then resolve for later activation or repression during differentiation. Wnt5a has been reported to promote odontogenic differentiation in dental mesenchyme. However, relatively little is known about the epigenetic modulations on Wnt5a activation during tooth development...
January 2018: Journal of Dental Research
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