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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160335/targeting-human-set1-mll-family-of-proteins
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Masoud Vedadi, Levi Blazer, Mohammad S Eram, Dalia Barsyte-Lovejoy, Cheryl H Arrowsmith, Taraneh Hajian
The SET1 family of proteins, and in particular MLL1, are essential regulators of transcription and key mediators of normal development and disease. Here, we summarize the detailed characterization of the methyltransferase activity of SET1 complexes and the role of the key subunits, WDR5, RbBP5, ASH2L and DPY30. We present new data on full kinetic characterization of human MLL1, MLL3, SET1A and SET1B trimeric, tetrameric and pentameric complexes to elaborate on substrate specificities and compare our findings with what has been reported before...
February 4, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069802/genomic-profiling-of-a-large-set-of-diverse-pediatric-cancers-identifies-known-and-novel-mutations-across-tumor-spectra
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Juliann Chmielecki, Mark Bailey, Jie He, Julia Elvin, Jo-Anne Vergilio, Shakti Ramkissoon, James Suh, Garrett M Frampton, James X Sun, Samantha Morley, Daniel Spritz, Siraj Ali, Laurie Gay, Rachel L Erlich, Jeffrey S Ross, Joana Buxhaku, Hilary Davies, Vinny Faso, Alexis Germain, Blair Glanville, Vincent A Miller, Philip J Stephens, Katherine A Janeway, John M Maris, Soheil Meshinchi, Trevor J Pugh, Jack F Shern, Doron Lipson
Pediatric cancers are generally characterized by low mutational burden and few recurrently mutated genes. Recent studies suggest that genomic alterations may help guide treatment decisions and clinical trial selection. Here, we describe genomic profiles from 1,215 pediatric tumors representing sarcomas, extracranial embryonal tumors, brain tumors, hematologic malignancies, carcinomas, and gonadal tumors. Comparable published datasets identified similar frequencies of clinically relevant alterations, validating this dataset as biologically relevant...
January 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013028/h3k4-methyltransferase-activity-is-required-for-mll4-protein-stability
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Younghoon Jang, Chaochen Wang, Lenan Zhuang, Chengyu Liu, Kai Ge
Transcriptional enhancers play a key role in cell type-specific gene expression and cell fate transition. Enhancers are marked by histone H3K4 mono- and di-methylation (H3K4me1/2). The tumor suppressor MLL4 (KMT2D) is a major enhancer H3K4 mono- and di-methyltransferase with a partial functional redundancy with MLL3 (KMT2C). However, the functional role of MLL4 enzymatic activity remains elusive. To address this issue, we have generated MLL4 enzyme-dead knock-in (KI) embryonic stem (ES) cells and mice, which carry Y5477A/Y5523A/Y5563A mutations in the enzymatic SET domain of the MLL4 protein...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926873/foxa1-directs-h3k4-monomethylation-at-enhancers-via-recruitment-of-the-methyltransferase-mll3
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Kamila M Jozwik, Igor Chernukhin, Aurelien A Serandour, Sankari Nagarajan, Jason S Carroll
FOXA1 is a pioneer factor that binds to enhancer regions that are enriched in H3K4 mono- and dimethylation (H3K4me1 and H3K4me2). We performed a FOXA1 rapid immunoprecipitation mass spectrometry of endogenous proteins (RIME) screen in ERα-positive MCF-7 breast cancer cells and found histone-lysine N-methyltransferase (MLL3) as the top FOXA1-interacting protein. MLL3 is typically thought to induce H3K4me3 at promoter regions, but recent findings suggest it may contribute to H3K4me1 deposition. We performed MLL3 chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) in breast cancer cells, and MLL3 was shown to occupy regions marked by FOXA1 occupancy and H3K4me1 and H3K4me2...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915434/differences-in-the-mutational-landscape-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-african-americans-and-caucasians
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Foluso O Ademuyiwa, Yu Tao, Jingqin Luo, Katherine Weilbaecher, Cynthia X Ma
BACKGROUND: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) occurs at higher frequency in African Americans compared with Caucasians. It is unclear if the biology of TNBC is different in African American versus Caucasians. In this study, we sought to evaluate racial differences in the molecular pathology of TNBC. METHODS: Using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, we identified TNBC patients with information on race. We analyzed differences in clinical characteristics, tumor somatic mutations, and gene expression patterns by race from whole exome and microarray data...
February 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904775/disease-evolution-and-heterogeneity-in-bilateral-breast-cancer
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Elena Fountzilas, Vassiliki Kotoula, Flora Zagouri, Eleni Giannoulatou, George Kouvatseas, George Pentheroudakis, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Mattheos Bobos, Kyriaki Papadopoulou, Epaminontas Samantas, Efterpi Demiri, Spyros Miliaras, Christos Christodoulou, Sofia Chrisafi, Evangelia Razis, Florentia Fostira, Dimitrios Pectasides, George Zografos, George Fountzilas
Bilateral breast cancers (BBC) are currently treated as independent tumors arising in the same patient. Herein, we investigated whether BBC indeed evolve independently at the genomic level. We examined paired targeted next generation sequencing genotypes from 155 paraffin tumors corresponding to 76 BBC patients (75 women and one man; 52 concurrent and 24 metachronous), for coding mutations (amino acid changing, minor allele frequency <0.1%) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) zygosity. Germline genotypes were available for 29 patients...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855638/alteration-of-histone-h3k4-methylation-in-glomerular-podocytes-associated-with-proteinuria-in-patients-with-membranous-nephropathy
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Takayuki Fujino, Naoyuki Hasebe
BACKGROUND: Histone H3K4 trimethylation (H3K4 me3) is found in active euchromatic regions and plays an important role in podocyte function in which actin filaments are abundant in the foot processes. The pathogenesis of membranous nephropathy (MN), the most prevalent cause of primary nephrotic syndrome in the middle-aged and elderly, is podocyte dysfunction. METHODS: We investigated the role of H3K4 me3 in podocyte dysfunction in nephrotic syndrome using cultured podocytes and a mouse proteinuria model induced by LPS...
November 17, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827358/impact-of-mutational-profiles-on-response-of-primary-oestrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancers-to-oestrogen-deprivation
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Pascal Gellert, Corrinne V Segal, Qiong Gao, Elena López-Knowles, Lesley-Ann Martin, Andrew Dodson, Tiandao Li, Christopher A Miller, Charles Lu, Elaine R Mardis, Alexa Gillman, James Morden, Manuela Graf, Kally Sidhu, Abigail Evans, Michael Shere, Christopher Holcombe, Stuart A McIntosh, Nigel Bundred, Anthony Skene, William Maxwell, John Robertson, Judith M Bliss, Ian Smith, Mitch Dowsett
Pre-surgical studies allow study of the relationship between mutations and response of oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer to aromatase inhibitors (AIs) but have been limited to small biopsies. Here in phase I of this study, we perform exome sequencing on baseline, surgical core-cuts and blood from 60 patients (40 AI treated, 20 controls). In poor responders (based on Ki67 change), we find significantly more somatic mutations than good responders. Subclones exclusive to baseline or surgical cores occur in ∼30% of tumours...
November 9, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708434/clinical-relevance-and-molecular-phenotypes-in-gastric-cancer-of-tp53-mutations-and-gene-expressions-in-combination-with-other-gene-mutations
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Sungjin Park, Jinhyuk Lee, Yon Hui Kim, Jaheun Park, Jung-Woog Shin, Seungyoon Nam
While altered TP53 is the most frequent mutation in gastric cancer (GC), its association with molecular or clinical phenotypes (e.g., overall survival, disease-free survival) remains little known. To that end, we can use genome-wide approaches to identify altered genes significantly related to mutated TP53. Here, we identified significant differences in clinical outcomes, as well as in molecular phenotypes, across specific GC tumor subpopulations, when combining TP53 with other signaling networks, including WNT and its related genes NRXN1, CTNNB1, SLITRK5, NCOR2, RYR1, GPR112, MLL3, MTUS2, and MYH6...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698142/enhancer-priming-by-h3k4-methyltransferase-mll4-controls-cell-fate-transition
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Chaochen Wang, Ji-Eun Lee, Binbin Lai, Todd S Macfarlan, Shiliyang Xu, Lenan Zhuang, Chengyu Liu, Weiqun Peng, Kai Ge
Transcriptional enhancers control cell-type-specific gene expression. Primed enhancers are marked by histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) mono/di-methylation (H3K4me1/2). Active enhancers are further marked by H3K27 acetylation (H3K27ac). Mixed-lineage leukemia 4 (MLL4/KMT2D) is a major enhancer H3K4me1/2 methyltransferase with functional redundancy with MLL3 (KMT2C). However, its role in cell fate maintenance and transition is poorly understood. Here, we show in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs) that MLL4 associates with, but is surprisingly dispensable for the maintenance of, active enhancers of cell-identity genes...
October 18, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638352/mll3-mll4-compass-family-on-epigenetic-regulation-of-enhancer-function-and-cancer
#11
Christie C Sze, Ali Shilatifard
During development, precise spatiotemporal patterns of gene expression are coordinately controlled by cis-regulatory modules known as enhancers. Their crucial role in development helped spur numerous studies aiming to elucidate the functional properties of enhancers within their physiological and disease contexts. In recent years, the role of enhancer malfunction in tissue-specific tumorigenesis is increasingly investigated. Here, we direct our focus to two primary players in enhancer regulation and their role in cancer pathogenesis: MLL3 and MLL4, members of the COMPASS family of histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methyltransferases, and their complex-specific subunit UTX, a histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27) demethylase...
September 16, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610619/loss-of-mll3-catalytic-function-promotes-aberrant-myelopoiesis
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Kelly M Arcipowski, Marinka Bulic, Sandeep Gurbuxani, Jonathan D Licht
Two of the most common myeloid malignancies, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), are associated with exceedingly low survival rates despite recent therapeutic advances. While their etiology is not completely understood, evidence suggests that certain chromosomal abnormalities contribute to MDS and AML progression. Among the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities in these disorders are alterations of chromosome 7: either complete loss of one copy of chromosome 7 (-7) or partial deletion of 7q (del(7q)), both of which increase the risk of progression from MDS to AML and are associated with chemoresistance...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563068/targeted-disruption-of-the-interaction-between-wd-40-repeat-protein-5-wdr5-and-mixed-lineage-leukemia-mll-set1-family-proteins-specifically-inhibits-mll1-and-setd1a-methyltransferase-complexes
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Nilda L Alicea-Velázquez, Stephen A Shinsky, Daniel M Loh, Jeong-Heon Lee, David G Skalnik, Michael S Cosgrove
MLL1 belongs to the SET1 family of histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methyltransferases, composed of MLL1-4 and SETd1A/B. MLL1 translocations are present in acute leukemias, and mutations in several family members are associated with cancer and developmental disorders. MLL1 associates with a subcomplex containing WDR5, RbBP5, ASH2L, and DPY-30 (WRAD), forming the MLL1 core complex required for H3K4 mono- and dimethylation and transcriptional activation. Core complex assembly requires interaction of WDR5 with the MLL1 Win (WDR5 interaction) motif, which is conserved across the SET1 family...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472063/transcriptional-control-of-non-apoptotic-developmental-cell-death-in-c-elegans
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Jennifer A Malin, Maxime J Kinet, Mary C Abraham, Elyse S Blum, Shai Shaham
Programmed cell death is an essential aspect of animal development. Mutations in vertebrate genes that mediate apoptosis only mildly perturb development, suggesting that other cell death modes likely have important roles. Linker cell-type death (LCD) is a morphologically conserved cell death form operating during the development of Caenorhabditis elegans and vertebrates. We recently described a molecular network governing LCD in C. elegans, delineating a key role for the transcription factor heat-shock factor 1 (HSF-1)...
December 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443740/replication-fork-stability-confers-chemoresistance-in-brca-deficient-cells
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Arnab Ray Chaudhuri, Elsa Callen, Xia Ding, Ewa Gogola, Alexandra A Duarte, Ji-Eun Lee, Nancy Wong, Vanessa Lafarga, Jennifer A Calvo, Nicholas J Panzarino, Sam John, Amanda Day, Anna Vidal Crespo, Binghui Shen, Linda M Starnes, Julian R de Ruiter, Jeremy A Daniel, Panagiotis A Konstantinopoulos, David Cortez, Sharon B Cantor, Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, Kai Ge, Jos Jonkers, Sven Rottenberg, Shyam K Sharan, André Nussenzweig
Cells deficient in the Brca1 and Brca2 genes have reduced capacity to repair DNA double-strand breaks by homologous recombination and consequently are hypersensitive to DNA-damaging agents, including cisplatin and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. Here we show that loss of the MLL3/4 complex protein, PTIP, protects Brca1/2-deficient cells from DNA damage and rescues the lethality of Brca2-deficient embryonic stem cells. However, PTIP deficiency does not restore homologous recombination activity at double-strand breaks...
21, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27421018/exome-sequencing-in-thai-patients-with-familial-obesity
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S Kaewsutthi, J Santiprabhob, B Phonrat, A Tungtrongchitr, P Lertrit, R Tungtrongchitr
Obesity is a major worldwide health issue, with increasing prevalence in adults and children from developed and developing countries. Obesity causes several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, osteoarthritis, hypertension, stroke, type II diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and several types of cancer. Previous genome-wide association studies have identified several genes associated with obesity, including LEP, LEPR, POMC, PCSK1, FTO, MC3R, MC4R, GNPDA2, TMEM18, QPCTL/GIPR, BDNF, ETV5, MAP2K5/SKOR1, SEC16B, SIM1, and TNKS/MSRA...
July 14, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27405564/aberrant-dna-methylation-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-colorectal-cancer-in-a-chinese-pedigree-with-a-mll3-germline-mutation
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Fuhua Yang, Qiang Gong, Wentao Shi, Yunding Zou, Jingmin Shi, Fengjiang Wei, Qingrong Li, Jieping Chen, Wei-Dong Li
Unlike genetic aberrations, epigenetic alterations do not modify the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) coding sequence and can be reversed pharmacologically. Identifying a particular epigenetic alteration such as abnormal DNA methylation may provide better understanding of cancers and improve current therapy. In a Chinese pedigree with colorectal carcinoma and acute myeloid leukemia, we examined the genome-wide DNA methylation level of cases and explored the role of methylation in pathogenesis and progression. DNA methylation status in the four cases, which all harbor a MLL3 germline mutation, differed from that of the normal control, and hypermethylation was more prevalent...
September 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313181/comprehensive-mutation-profiling-of-mucinous-gastric-carcinoma
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Hirofumi Rokutan, Fumie Hosoda, Natsuko Hama, Hiromi Nakamura, Yasushi Totoki, Eisaku Furukawa, Erika Arakawa, Shoko Ohashi, Tomoko Urushidate, Hironori Satoh, Hiroko Shimizu, Keiko Igarashi, Shinichi Yachida, Hitoshi Katai, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masashi Fukayama, Tatsuhiro Shibata
Mucinous gastric carcinoma (MGC) is a unique subtype of gastric cancer with a poor survival outcome. Comprehensive molecular profiles and putative therapeutic targets of MGC remain undetermined. We subjected 16 tumour-normal tissue pairs to whole-exome sequencing (WES) and an expanded set of 52 tumour-normal tissue pairs to subsequent targeted sequencing. The latter focused on 114 genes identified by WES. Twenty-two histologically differentiated MGCs (D-MGCs) and 46 undifferentiated MGCs (U-MGCs) were analysed...
October 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27270441/molecular-analysis-of-urothelial-cancer-cell-lines-for-modeling-tumor-biology-and-drug-response
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M L Nickerson, N Witte, K M Im, S Turan, C Owens, K Misner, S X Tsang, Z Cai, S Wu, M Dean, J C Costello, D Theodorescu
The utility of tumor-derived cell lines is dependent on their ability to recapitulate underlying genomic aberrations and primary tumor biology. Here, we sequenced the exomes of 25 bladder cancer (BCa) cell lines and compared mutations, copy number alterations (CNAs), gene expression and drug response to BCa patient profiles in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). We observed a mutation pattern associated with altered CpGs and APOBEC-family cytosine deaminases similar to mutation signatures derived from somatic alterations in muscle-invasive (MI) primary tumors, highlighting a major mechanism(s) contributing to cancer-associated alterations in the BCa cell line exomes...
January 5, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207907/acute-and-chronic-electroconvulsive-seizures-ecs-differentially-regulate-the-expression-of-epigenetic-machinery-in-the-adult-rat-hippocampus
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Madhavi Pusalkar, Shreya Ghosh, Minal Jaggar, Basma Fatima Anwar Husain, Sanjeev Galande, Vidita A Vaidya
BACKGROUND: Electroconvulsive seizure treatment is a fast-acting antidepressant therapy that evokes rapid transcriptional, neurogenic, and behavioral changes. Epigenetic mechanisms contribute to altered gene regulation, which underlies the neurogenic and behavioral effects of electroconvulsive seizure. We hypothesized that electroconvulsive seizure may modulate the expression of epigenetic machinery, thus establishing potential alterations in the epigenetic landscape. METHODS: We examined the influence of acute and chronic electroconvulsive seizure on the gene expression of histone modifiers, namely histone acetyltransferases, histone deacetylases, histone methyltransferases, and histone (lysine) demethylases as well as DNA modifying enzymes, including DNA methyltransferases, DNA demethylases, and methyl-CpG-binding proteins in the hippocampi of adult male Wistar rats using quantitative real time-PCR analysis...
May 17, 2016: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
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