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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124401/brca1-alterations-with-additional-defects-in-dna-damage-response-genes-may-confer-chemoresistance-to-brca-like-breast-cancers-treated-with-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Mamoru Takada, Shigenori Nagai, Masayuki Haruta, Ryuichi P Sugino, Katsunori Tozuka, Hiroyuki Takei, Fumie Ohkubo, Kenichi Inoue, Masafumi Kurosumi, Masaru Miyazaki, Aiko Sato-Otsubo, Yusuke Sato, Seishi Ogawa, Yasuhiko Kaneko
The BRCA-like phenotype is a feature that some sporadic breast cancers share with those occurring in BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation carriers. Since tumors with the phenotype have defects in the DNA damage response pathway, which may increase sensitivity to drugs such as DNA cross-linking agents and PARP inhibitors, a method to identify this phenotype is important. The prediction of chemoresistance, which frequently develops in these tumors, is also crucial for improving therapy. We examined genomic aberrations and BRCA1 promoter methylation in tumors of 73 breast cancer (20 HR-/HER2- and 53 HR+/HER2-) patients, who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy with anthracycline, cyclophosphamide, and taxane, using SNP array CGH and quantitative PCR...
January 25, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067305/gomisin-n-inhibits-adipogenesis-and-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity
#2
Min-Kyung Jang, Ye-Rang Yun, Ji-Hyun Kim, Mi-Hee Park, Myeong Ho Jung
Gomisin N (GN) is a physiological lignan derived from Schisandra chinensis. In the present study, we investigated the inhibitory effects of GN on differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes and the anti-obesity effects of GN in high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice. Incubation with GN significantly inhibited the differentiation of 3T3-L1 preadipocytes in a dose-dependent manner. This inhibitory effect primarily occurred at an early adipogenic stage through impairment of mitotic clonal expansion (MCE) caused by cell cycle arrest at the G1/S phase transition...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013028/h3k4-methyltransferase-activity-is-required-for-mll4-protein-stability
#3
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/27992417/mutations-in-the-histone-methyltransferase-gene-kmt2b-cause-complex-early-onset-dystonia
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Esther Meyer, Keren J Carss, Julia Rankin, John M E Nichols, Detelina Grozeva, Agnel P Joseph, Niccolo E Mencacci, Apostolos Papandreou, Joanne Ng, Serena Barral, Adeline Ngoh, Hilla Ben-Pazi, Michel A Willemsen, David Arkadir, Angela Barnicoat, Hagai Bergman, Sanjay Bhate, Amber Boys, Niklas Darin, Nicola Foulds, Nicholas Gutowski, Alison Hills, Henry Houlden, Jane A Hurst, Zvi Israel, Margaret Kaminska, Patricia Limousin, Daniel Lumsden, Shane McKee, Shibalik Misra, Shekeeb S Mohammed, Vasiliki Nakou, Joost Nicolai, Magnus Nilsson, Hardev Pall, Kathryn J Peall, Gregory B Peters, Prab Prabhakar, Miriam S Reuter, Patrick Rump, Reeval Segel, Margje Sinnema, Martin Smith, Peter Turnpenny, Susan M White, Dagmar Wieczorek, Sarah Wiethoff, Brian T Wilson, Gidon Winter, Christopher Wragg, Simon Pope, Simon J H Heales, Deborah Morrogh, Alan Pittman, Lucinda J Carr, Belen Perez-Dueñas, Jean-Pierre Lin, Andre Reis, William A Gahl, Camilo Toro, Kailash P Bhatia, Nicholas W Wood, Erik-Jan Kamsteeg, Wui K Chong, Paul Gissen, Maya Topf, Russell C Dale, Jonathan R Chubb, F Lucy Raymond, Manju A Kurian
Histone lysine methylation, mediated by mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) proteins, is now known to be critical in the regulation of gene expression, genomic stability, cell cycle and nuclear architecture. Despite MLL proteins being postulated as essential for normal development, little is known about the specific functions of the different MLL lysine methyltransferases. Here we report heterozygous variants in the gene KMT2B (also known as MLL4) in 27 unrelated individuals with a complex progressive childhood-onset dystonia, often associated with a typical facial appearance and characteristic brain magnetic resonance imaging findings...
December 19, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932267/human-pre-pik3c2b-an-intronic-cis-element-with-dual-function-of-activation-and-repression
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Jayant Maini, Mohsen Ghasemi, Deepti Yandhuri, Suman S Thakur, Vani Brahmachari
The Polycomb/Trithorax Responsive Elements (PRE/TREs) are the cis-regulatory sequences that interact with both repressive (PcG) as well as activating (TrxG) complexes. However, most of the mammalian PREs are demonstrated to interact with the repressive polycomb (PcG) complexes only. We have carried out an unbiased search for proteins interacting with human PRE-PIK3C2B (hPRE-PIK3C2B) based on DNA affinity purification followed by mass spectrometry and identified MLL, MLL4 and WDR87 among other proteins in three biological replicates in HEK, U87 and HeLa cell lines...
December 6, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806304/critical-roles-of-the-histone-methyltransferase-mll4-kmt2d-in-murine-hepatic-steatosis-directed-by-abl1-and-ppar%C3%AE-2
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Dae-Hwan Kim, Janghyun Kim, Ji-Sun Kwon, Jaspreet Sandhu, Peter Tontonoz, Soo-Kyung Lee, Seunghee Lee, Jae W Lee
The pathophysiologic continuum of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease begins with steatosis. Despite recent advances in our understanding of the gene regulatory program directing steatosis, how it is orchestrated at the chromatin level is unclear. PPARγ2 is a hepatic steatotic transcription factor induced by overnutrition. Here, we report that the histone H3 lysine 4 methyltransferase MLL4/KMT2D directs overnutrition-induced murine steatosis via its coactivator function for PPARγ2. We demonstrate that overnutrition facilitates the recruitment of MLL4 to steatotic target genes of PPARγ2 and their transactivation via H3 lysine 4 methylation because PPARγ2 phosphorylated by overnutrition-activated ABL1 kinase shows enhanced interaction with MLL4...
November 1, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732873/systematic-analysis-of-known-and-candidate-lysine-demethylases-in-the-regulation-of-myoblast-differentiation
#7
Yoichi Munehira, Ze Yang, Or Gozani
Histone methylation dynamics plays a critical role in cellular programming during development. For example, specific lysine methyltransferases (KMTs) and lysine demethylases (KDMs) have been implicated in the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into various cell lineages. However, a systematic and functional analysis for an entire family of KMT or KDM enzymes has not been performed. Here, we test the function of all the known and candidate KDMs in myoblast and osteoblast differentiation using the C2C12 cell differentiation model system...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698142/enhancer-priming-by-h3k4-methyltransferase-mll4-controls-cell-fate-transition
#8
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
#9
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/27367247/increased-expression-of-the-histone-h3-lysine-4-methyltransferase-mll4-and-the-histone-h3-lysine-27-demethylase-utx-prolonging-the-overall-survival-of-patients-with-glioblastoma-and-a-methylated-mgmt-promoter
#10
Jinho Kim, Sung-Hun Lee, Ji Hwan Jang, Mee-Seon Kim, Eun Hee Lee, Young Zoon Kim
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to investigate the epigenetic and prognostic roles of an H3K4 methyltransferase (mixed lineage leukemia 4 [MLL4]) and H3K27 demethylase (ubiquitously transcribed tetratricopeptide repeat gene on X chromosome [UTX]) in progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) of patients with glioblastoma (GBM) who were treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or both after resection. In addition, the authors examined methylation at the promoter of the O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene and other prognostic factors predicting length of PFS and OS in these patients...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27209085/definition-of-mutations-in-polyautoimmunity
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Angad Johar, Juan C Sarmiento-Monroy, Adriana Rojas-Villarraga, Maria F Silva-Lara, Hardip R Patel, Ruben D Mantilla, Jorge I Velez, Klaus-Martin Schulte, Claudio Mastronardi, Mauricio Arcos-Burgos, Juan-Manuel Anaya
OBJECTIVES: Familial autoimmunity and polyautoimmunity represent extreme phenotypes ideal for identifying major genomic variants contributing to autoimmunity. Whole exome sequencing (WES) and linkage analysis are well suited for this purpose due to its strong resolution upon familial segregation patterns of functional protein coding and splice variants. The primary objective of this study was to identify potentially autoimmune causative variants using WES data from extreme pedigrees segregating polyautoimmunity phenotypes...
August 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27050151/genetically-defined-novel-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines-for-the-development-of-molecular-therapies
#12
Muhammad Zaki Hidayatullah Fadlullah, Ivy Kim-Ni Chiang, Kalen R Dionne, Pei San Yee, Chai Phei Gan, Kin Kit Sam, Kai Hung Tiong, Adrian Kwok Wen Ng, Daniel Martin, Kue Peng Lim, Thomas George Kallarakkal, Wan Mahadzir Wan Mustafa, Shin Hin Lau, Mannil Thomas Abraham, Rosnah Binti Zain, Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman, Alfredo Molinolo, Vyomesh Patel, J Silvio Gutkind, Aik Choon Tan, Sok Ching Cheong
Emerging biological and translational insights from large sequencing efforts underscore the need for genetically-relevant cell lines to study the relationships between genomic alterations of tumors, and therapeutic dependencies. Here, we report a detailed characterization of a novel panel of clinically annotated oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cell lines, derived from patients with diverse ethnicity and risk habits. Molecular analysis by RNAseq and copy number alterations (CNA) identified that the cell lines harbour CNA that have been previously reported in OSCC, for example focal amplications in 3q, 7p, 8q, 11q, 20q and deletions in 3p, 5q, 8p, 18q...
May 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26886794/structural-basis-for-activity-regulation-of-mll-family-methyltransferases
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Yanjing Li, Jianming Han, Yuebin Zhang, Fang Cao, Zhijun Liu, Shuai Li, Jian Wu, Chunyi Hu, Yan Wang, Jin Shuai, Juan Chen, Liaoran Cao, Dangsheng Li, Pan Shi, Changlin Tian, Jian Zhang, Yali Dou, Guohui Li, Yong Chen, Ming Lei
The mixed lineage leukaemia (MLL) family of proteins (including MLL1-MLL4, SET1A and SET1B) specifically methylate histone 3 Lys4, and have pivotal roles in the transcriptional regulation of genes involved in haematopoiesis and development. The methyltransferase activity of MLL1, by itself severely compromised, is stimulated by the three conserved factors WDR5, RBBP5 and ASH2L, which are shared by all MLL family complexes. However, the molecular mechanism of how these factors regulate the activity of MLL proteins still remains poorly understood...
February 25, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26880370/mutation-of-epigenetic-regulators-tet2-and-mll3-in-patients-with-htlv-i-induced-acute-adult-t-cell-leukemia
#14
Chien-Hung Yeh, Xue Tao Bai, Ramona Moles, Lee Ratner, Thomas A Waldmann, Toshiki Watanabe, Watanabe Toshiki, Christophe Nicot
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic regulators play a critical role in the maintenance of specific chromatin domains in an active or repressed state. Disruption of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms is widespread in cancer cells and largely contributes to the transformation process through active repression of tumor suppressor genes. While mutations of epigenetic regulators have been reported in various lymphoid malignancies and solid cancers, mutation of these genes in HTLV-I-associated T-cell leukemia has not been investigated...
2016: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26744420/a-ptip-pa1-subcomplex-promotes-transcription-for-igh-class-switching-independently-from-the-associated-mll3-mll4-methyltransferase-complex
#15
Linda M Starnes, Dan Su, Laura M Pikkupeura, Brian T Weinert, Margarida A Santos, Andreas Mund, Rebeca Soria, Young-Wook Cho, Irina Pozdnyakova, Martina Kubec Højfeldt, Andrea Vala, Wenjing Yang, Blanca López-Méndez, Ji-Eun Lee, Weiqun Peng, Joan Yuan, Kai Ge, Guillermo Montoya, André Nussenzweig, Chunaram Choudhary, Jeremy A Daniel
Class switch recombination (CSR) diversifies antibodies for productive immune responses while maintaining stability of the B-cell genome. Transcription at the immunoglobulin heavy chain (Igh) locus targets CSR-associated DNA damage and is promoted by the BRCT domain-containing PTIP (Pax transactivation domain-interacting protein). Although PTIP is a unique component of the mixed-lineage leukemia 3 (MLL3)/MLL4 chromatin-modifying complex, the mechanisms for how PTIP promotes transcription remain unclear. Here we dissected the minimal structural requirements of PTIP and its different protein complexes using quantitative proteomics in primary lymphocytes...
January 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26320581/evolving-catalytic-properties-of-the-mll-family-set-domain
#16
Ying Zhang, Anshumali Mittal, James Reid, Stephanie Reich, Steven J Gamblin, Jon R Wilson
Methylation of histone H3 lysine-4 is a hallmark of chromatin associated with active gene expression. The activity of H3K4-specific modification enzymes, in higher eukaryotes the MLL (or KMT2) family, is tightly regulated. The MLL family has six members, each with a specialized function. All contain a catalytic SET domain that associates with a core multiprotein complex for activation. These SET domains segregate into three classes that correlate with the arrangement of targeting domains that populate the rest of the protein...
October 6, 2015: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26303947/utx-inhibits-emt-induced-breast-csc-properties-by-epigenetic-repression-of-emt-genes-in-cooperation-with-lsd1-and-hdac1
#17
Hee-Joo Choi, Ji-Hye Park, Mikyung Park, Hee-Young Won, Hyeong-Seok Joo, Chang Hoon Lee, Jeong-Yeon Lee, Gu Kong
The histone H3K27 demethylase, UTX, is a known component of the H3K4 methyltransferase MLL complex, but its functional association with H3K4 methylation in human cancers remains largely unknown. Here we demonstrate that UTX loss induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-mediated breast cancer stem cell (CSC) properties by increasing the expression of the SNAIL, ZEB1 and ZEB2 EMT transcription factors (EMT-TFs) and of the transcriptional repressor CDH1. UTX facilitates the epigenetic silencing of EMT-TFs by inducing competition between MLL4 and the H3K4 demethylase LSD1...
October 2015: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26267306/aven-recognition-of-rna-g-quadruplexes-regulates-translation-of-the-mixed-lineage-leukemia-protooncogenes
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Palaniraja Thandapani, Jingwen Song, Valentina Gandin, Yutian Cai, Samuel G Rouleau, Jean-Michel Garant, Francois-Michel Boisvert, Zhenbao Yu, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Ivan Topisirovic, Stéphane Richard
G-quadruplexes (G4) are extremely stable secondary structures forming stacks of guanine tetrads. DNA G4 structures have been extensively studied, however, less is known about G4 motifs in mRNAs, especially in their coding sequences. Herein, we show that Aven stimulates the mRNA translation of the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) proto-oncogene in an arginine methylation-dependent manner. The Aven RGG/RG motif bound G4 structures within the coding regions of the MLL1 and MLL4 mRNAs increasing their polysomal association and translation, resulting in the induction of transcription of leukemic genes...
2015: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26180087/mll3-and-mll4-methyltransferases-bind-to-the-mafa-and-mafb-transcription-factors-to-regulate-islet-%C3%AE-cell-function
#19
David W Scoville, Holly A Cyphert, Lan Liao, Jianming Xu, Al Reynolds, Shuangli Guo, Roland Stein
Insulin produced by islet β-cells plays a critical role in glucose homeostasis, with type 1 and type 2 diabetes both resulting from inactivation and/or loss of this cell population. Islet-enriched transcription factors regulate β-cell formation and function, yet little is known about the molecules recruited to mediate control. An unbiased in-cell biochemical and mass spectrometry strategy was used to isolate MafA transcription factor-binding proteins. Among the many coregulators identified were all of the subunits of the mixed-lineage leukemia 3 (Mll3) and 4 (Mll4) complexes, with histone 3 lysine 4 methyltransferases strongly associated with gene activation...
November 2015: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26137584/unraveling-the-activation-mechanism-of-taspase1-which-controls-the-oncogenic-af4-mll-fusion-protein
#20
Samaneh Sabiani, Tim Geppert, Christian Engelbrecht, Eric Kowarz, Gisbert Schneider, Rolf Marschalek
We have recently demonstrated that Taspase1-mediated cleavage of the AF4-MLL oncoprotein results in the formation of a stable multiprotein complex which forms the key event for the onset of acute proB leukemia in mice. Therefore, Taspase1 represents a conditional oncoprotein in the context of t(4;11) leukemia. In this report, we used site-directed mutagenesis to unravel the molecular events by which Taspase1 becomes sequentially activated. Monomeric pro-enzymes form dimers which are autocatalytically processed into the enzymatically active form of Taspase1 (αββα)...
May 2015: EBioMedicine
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