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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148541/integrated-genomic-analysis-identifies-deregulated-jak-stat-myc-biosynthesis-axis-in-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia
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Liang Huang, Dan Liu, Na Wang, Shaoping Ling, Yuting Tang, Jun Wu, Lingtong Hao, Hui Luo, Xuelian Hu, Lingshuang Sheng, Lijun Zhu, Di Wang, Yi Luo, Zhen Shang, Min Xiao, Xia Mao, Kuangguo Zhou, Lihua Cao, Lili Dong, Xinchang Zheng, Pinpin Sui, Jianlin He, Shanlan Mo, Jin Yan, Qilin Ao, Lugui Qiu, Hongsheng Zhou, Qifa Liu, Hongyu Zhang, Jianyong Li, Jie Jin, Li Fu, Weili Zhao, Jieping Chen, Xin Du, Guoliang Qing, Hudan Liu, Xin Liu, Gang Huang, Ding Ma, Jianfeng Zhou, Qian-Fei Wang
Aggressive NK-cell leukemia (ANKL) is a rare form of NK cell neoplasm that is more prevalent among people from Asia and Central and South America. Patients usually die within days to months, even after receiving prompt therapeutic management. Here we performed the first comprehensive study of ANKL by integrating whole genome, transcriptome and targeted sequencing, cytokine array as well as functional assays. Mutations in the JAK-STAT pathway were identified in 48% (14/29) of ANKL patients, while the extracellular STAT3 stimulator IL10 was elevated by an average of 56-fold (P < 0...
November 17, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037125/signature-of-genetic-associations-in-oral-cancer
#2
Vishwas Sharma, Amrita Nandan, Amitesh Kumar Sharma, Harpreet Singh, Mausumi Bharadwaj, Dhirendra Narain Sinha, Ravi Mehrotra
Oral cancer etiology is complex and controlled by multi-factorial events including genetic events. Candidate gene studies, genome-wide association studies, and next-generation sequencing identified various chromosomal loci to be associated with oral cancer. There is no available review that could give us the comprehensive picture of genetic loci identified to be associated with oral cancer by candidate gene studies-based, genome-wide association studies-based, and next-generation sequencing-based approaches...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036642/striking-a-balance-regulation-of-transposable-elements-by-zfp281-and-mll2-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#3
Qian Dai, Yang Shen, Yan Wang, Xin Wang, Joel Celio Francisco, Zhuojuan Luo, Chengqi Lin
Transposable elements (TEs) compose about 40% of the murine genome. Retrotransposition of active TEs such as LINE-1 (L1) tremendously impacts genetic diversification and genome stability. Therefore, transcription and transposition activities of retrotransposons are tightly controlled. Here, we show that the Krüppel-like zinc finger protein Zfp281 directly binds and suppresses a subset of retrotransposons, including the active young L1 repeat elements, in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. In addition, we find that Zfp281-regulated L1s are highly enriched for 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) and H3K4me3...
September 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939616/histone-h3k4-methylation-dependent-and-independent-functions-of-set1a-compass-in-embryonic-stem-cell-self-renewal-and-differentiation
#4
Christie C Sze, Kaixiang Cao, Clayton K Collings, Stacy A Marshall, Emily J Rendleman, Patrick A Ozark, Fei Xavier Chen, Marc A Morgan, Lu Wang, Ali Shilatifard
Of the six members of the COMPASS (complex of proteins associated with Set1) family of histone H3 Lys4 (H3K4) methyltransferases identified in mammals, Set1A has been shown to be essential for early embryonic development and the maintenance of embryonic stem cell (ESC) self-renewal. Like its familial relatives, Set1A possesses a catalytic SET domain responsible for histone H3K4 methylation. Whether H3K4 methylation by Set1A/COMPASS is required for ESC maintenance and during differentiation has not yet been addressed...
September 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884922/congenital-heart-defects-in-molecularly-proven-kabuki-syndrome-patients
#5
Maria Cristina Digilio, Maria Gnazzo, Francesca Lepri, Maria Lisa Dentici, Elisa Pisaneschi, Anwar Baban, Chiara Passarelli, Rossella Capolino, Adriano Angioni, Antonio Novelli, Bruno Marino, Bruno Dallapiccola
The prevalence of congenital heart defects (CHD) in Kabuki syndrome ranges from 28% to 80%. Between January 2012 and December 2015, 28 patients had a molecularly proven diagnosis of Kabuki syndrome. Pathogenic variants in KMT2D (MLL2) were detected in 27 patients, and in KDM6A gene in one. CHD was diagnosed in 19/27 (70%) patients with KMT2D (MLL2) variant, while the single patient with KDM6A change had a normal heart. The anatomic types among patients with CHD included aortic coarctation (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, bicuspid aortic valve (4/19 = 21%) alone or associated with an additional CHD, perimembranous subaortic ventricular septal defect (3/19 = 16%), atrial septal defect ostium secundum type (3/19 = 16%), conotruncal heart defects (3/19 = 16%)...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811299/twenty-years-of-menin-emerging-opportunities-for-restoration-of-transcriptional-regulation-in-men1
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REVIEW
Koen M A Dreijerink, H T Marc Timmers, Myles Brown
Since the discovery of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene in 1997, elucidation of the molecular function of its protein product, menin, has been a challenge. Biochemical, proteomics, genetics and genomics approaches have identified various potential roles, which converge on gene expression regulation. The most consistent findings show that menin connects transcription factors and chromatin-modifying enzymes, in particular, the histone H3K4 methyltransferase complexes MLL1 and MLL2. Chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with next-generation sequencing has enabled studying genome-wide dynamics of chromatin binding by menin...
October 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805986/histiocytic-sarcoma-new-insights-into-fna-cytomorphology-and-molecular-characteristics
#7
Yin P Hung, Scott B Lovitch, Xiaohua Qian
BACKGROUND: Histiocytic sarcoma (HS) is a rare malignant neoplasm showing morphologic and immunophenotypic features of histiocytes. Molecular characteristics of HS and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) criteria for its diagnosis have not been established. METHODS: A case series of HS in 8 FNA samples from 6 patients was reviewed along with histopathologic and clinical data. Immunohistochemistry was performed on cell blocks (3 cases), core biopsies (5 cases), and surgical specimens (4 cases)...
August 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805231/the-histone-methyltransferase-mixed-lineage-leukemia-mll-3-may-play-a-potential-role-on-clinical-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#8
Ding-Sheng Jiang, Xin Yi, Rui Li, Yun-Shu Su, Jing Wang, Min-Lai Chen, Li-Gang Liu, Min Hu, Cai Cheng, Ping Zheng, Xue-Hai Zhu, Xiang Wei
Histone modifications play a critical role in the pathological processes of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). While the role and expression pattern of histone methyltransferases (HMTs), especially mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) families on DCM are unclear. To this end, twelve normal and fifteen DCM heart samples were included in the present study. A murine cardiac remodelling model was induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Real-time PCR was performed to detect the expression levels of MLL families in the mouse and human left ventricles...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801451/adult-high-grade-b-cell-lymphoma-with-burkitt-lymphoma-signature-genomic-features-and-potential-therapeutic-targets
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Alyssa Bouska, Chengfeng Bi, Waseem Lone, Weiwei Zhang, Ambreen Kedwaii, Tayla Heavican, Cynthia M Lachel, Jiayu Yu, Roberto Ferro, Nanees Eldorghamy, Timothy C Greiner, Julie Vose, Dennis D Weisenburger, Randy D Gascoyne, Andreas Rosenwald, German Ott, Elias Campo, Lisa M Rimsza, Elaine S Jaffe, Rita M Braziel, Reiner Siebert, Rodney R Miles, Sandeep Dave, Anupama Reddy, Jan Delabie, Louis M Staudt, Joo Y Song, Timothy W McKeithan, Kai Fu, Michael Green, Wing C Chan, Javeed Iqbal
The adult high-grade B-cell lymphomas sharing molecular features with Burkitt lymphoma (BL) are highly aggressive lymphomas with poor clinical outcome. High-resolution structural and functional genomic analysis of adult Burkitt lymphoma (BL) and high-grade B-cell lymphoma with BL gene signature (adult-molecularly defined BL [mBL]) revealed the MYC-ARF-p53 axis as the primary deregulated pathway. Adult-mBL had either unique or more frequent genomic aberrations (del13q14, del17p, gain8q24, and gain18q21) compared with pediatric-mBL, but shared commonly mutated genes...
October 19, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776573/pancreatic-intraductal-tubulopapillary-neoplasm-is-genetically-distinct-from-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-and-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Olca Basturk, Michael F Berger, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Volkan Adsay, Gokce Askan, Umesh K Bhanot, Ahmet Zehir, Fatima Carneiro, Seung-Mo Hong, Giuseppe Zamboni, Esra Dikoglu, Vaidehi Jobanputra, Kazimierz O Wrzeszczynski, Serdar Balci, Peter Allen, Naoki Ikari, Shoko Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Akagawa, Atsushi Kanno, Tooru Shimosegawa, Takanori Morikawa, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Michiaki Unno, Ryota Higuchi, Masakazu Yamamoto, Kyoko Shimizu, Toru Furukawa, David S Klimstra
Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm is a relatively recently described member of the pancreatic intraductal neoplasm family. The more common member of this family, intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm, often carries genetic alterations typical of pancreatic infiltrating ductal adenocarcinoma (KRAS, TP53, and CDKN2A) but additionally has mutations in GNAS and RNF43 genes. However, the genetic characteristics of intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm have not been well characterized. Twenty-two intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasms were analyzed by either targeted next-generation sequencing, which enabled the identification of sequence mutations, copy number alterations, and selected structural rearrangements involving all targeted (≥300) genes, or whole-exome sequencing...
August 4, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669924/histone-h3-lysine-4-methyltransferase-kmt2d
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REVIEW
Eugene Froimchuk, Younghoon Jang, Kai Ge
Histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2D (KMT2D), also known as MLL4 and MLL2 in humans and Mll4 in mice, belongs to a family of mammalian histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methyltransferases. It is a large protein over 5500 amino acids in size and is partially functionally redundant with KMT2C. KMT2D is widely expressed in adult tissues and is essential for early embryonic development. The C-terminal SET domain is responsible for its H3K4 methyltransferase activity and is necessary for maintaining KMT2D protein stability in cells...
September 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645908/mll2-promotes-cell-survival-in-mll1-rearranged-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Loss of MLL2, but not MLL1, suppresses MLL1-rearranged acute myeloid leukemia.
June 23, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609657/ack1-tnk2-regulates-histone-h4-tyr88-phosphorylation-and-ar-gene-expression-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Kiran Mahajan, Pavani Malla, Harshani R Lawrence, Zhihua Chen, Chandan Kumar-Sinha, Rohit Malik, Sudhanshu Shukla, Jongphil Kim, Domenico Coppola, Nicholas J Lawrence, Nupam P Mahajan
The androgen receptor (AR) is critical for the progression of prostate cancer to a castration-resistant (CRPC) state. AR antagonists are ineffective due to their inability to repress the expression of AR or its splice variant, AR-V7. Here, we report that the tyrosine kinase ACK1 (TNK2) phosphorylates histone H4 at tyrosine 88 upstream of the AR transcription start site. The WDR5/MLL2 complex reads the H4-Y88-phosphorylation marks and deposits the transcriptionally activating H3K4-trimethyl marks promoting AR transcription...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609655/mll2-not-mll1-plays-a-major-role-in-sustaining-mll-rearranged-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#14
Yufei Chen, Konstantinos Anastassiadis, Andrea Kranz, A Francis Stewart, Kathrin Arndt, Claudia Waskow, Akihiko Yokoyama, Kenneth Jones, Tobias Neff, Yoo Lee, Patricia Ernst
The MLL1 histone methyltransferase gene undergoes many distinct chromosomal rearrangements to yield poor-prognosis leukemia. The remaining wild-type allele is most commonly, but not always, retained. To what extent the wild-type allele contributes to leukemogenesis is unclear. Here we show, using rigorous, independent animal models, that endogenous MLL1 is dispensable for MLL-rearranged leukemia. Potential redundancy was addressed by co-deleting the closest paralog, Mll2. Surprisingly, Mll2 deletion alone had a significant impact on survival of MLL-AF9-transformed cells, and additional Mll1 loss further reduced viability and proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609652/paradoxical-effects-of-mll-paralogs-in-mll-rearranged-leukemia
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COMMENT
Michael J Thirman
Conflicting data exist on the requirement for wild-type MLL1 in MLL-rearranged leukemia. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Chen et al. describe complementary approaches demonstrating that MLL1 is dispensable for MLL-fusion-mediated leukemogenesis. They also observe an unexpected role for MLL2 in MLL-rearranged leukemia cells and identify potential therapeutic targets.
June 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524162/targeted-sequencing-based-analyses-of-candidate-gene-variants-in-ulcerative-colitis-associated-colorectal-neoplasia
#16
Sanjiban Chakrabarty, Vinay Koshy Varghese, Pranoy Sahu, Pradyumna Jayaram, Bhadravathi M Shivakumar, Cannanore Ganesh Pai, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Long-standing ulcerative colitis (UC) leading to colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most serious and life-threatening consequences acknowledged globally. Ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal carcinogenesis showed distinct molecular alterations when compared with sporadic colorectal carcinoma. METHODS: Targeted sequencing of 409 genes in tissue samples of 18 long-standing UC subjects at high risk of colorectal carcinoma (UCHR) was performed to identify somatic driver mutations, which may be involved in the molecular changes during the transformation of non-dysplastic mucosa to high-grade dysplasia...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483418/mll3-and-mll4-facilitate-enhancer-rna-synthesis-and-transcription-from-promoters-independently-of-h3k4-monomethylation
#17
Kristel M Dorighi, Tomek Swigut, Telmo Henriques, Natarajan V Bhanu, Benjamin S Scruggs, Nataliya Nady, Christopher D Still, Benjamin A Garcia, Karen Adelman, Joanna Wysocka
Monomethylation of histone H3 at lysine 4 (H3K4me1) and acetylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27ac) are correlated with transcriptionally engaged enhancer elements, but the functional impact of these modifications on enhancer activity is not well understood. Here we used CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to separate catalytic activity-dependent and independent functions of Mll3 (Kmt2c) and Mll4 (Kmt2d, Mll2), the major enhancer H3K4 monomethyltransferases. Loss of H3K4me1 from enhancers in Mll3/4 catalytically deficient cells causes partial reduction of H3K27ac, but has surprisingly minor effects on transcription from either enhancers or promoters...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440315/tet2-loss-leads-to-hypermutagenicity-in-haematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
#18
Feng Pan, Thomas S Wingo, Zhigang Zhao, Rui Gao, Hideki Makishima, Guangbo Qu, Li Lin, Miao Yu, Janice R Ortega, Jiapeng Wang, Aziz Nazha, Li Chen, Bing Yao, Can Liu, Shi Chen, Ophelia Weeks, Hongyu Ni, Brittany Lynn Phillips, Suming Huang, Jianlong Wang, Chuan He, Guo-Min Li, Tomas Radivoyevitch, Iannis Aifantis, Jaroslaw P Maciejewski, Feng-Chun Yang, Peng Jin, Mingjiang Xu
TET2 is a dioxygenase that catalyses multiple steps of 5-methylcytosine oxidation. Although TET2 mutations frequently occur in various types of haematological malignancies, the mechanism by which they increase risk for these cancers remains poorly understood. Here we show that Tet2(-/-) mice develop spontaneous myeloid, T- and B-cell malignancies after long latencies. Exome sequencing of Tet2(-/-) tumours reveals accumulation of numerous mutations, including Apc, Nf1, Flt3, Cbl, Notch1 and Mll2, which are recurrently deleted/mutated in human haematological malignancies...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390392/emerging-role-of-mutations-in-epigenetic-regulators-including-mll2-derived-from-the-cancer-genome-atlas-for-cervical-cancer
#19
Xia Li
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. The aim of this study is to exploit novel pathogenic genes in cervical carcinogenesis. METHOD: The somatic mutations from 194 patients with cervical cancer were obtained from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) publically accessible exome-sequencing database. We investigated mutated gene enrichment in the 12 cancer core pathways and predicted possible post-translational modifications...
April 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375985/distinct-functions-of-histone-h3-lysine-4-methyltransferases-in-normal-and-malignant-hematopoiesis
#20
REVIEW
Weiwei Yang, Patricia Ernst
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Histone H3, lysine 4 (H3K4) methylation is one chromatin modification that defines distinct regulatory states of euchromatin. Mammals express six main histone methyltransferase (HMT) enzymes that modify H3K4 by monomethylation, dimethylation or trimethylation. Recent studies examine roles of some of these HMTs and their cofactors in hematopoiesis and leukemia. We discuss these emerging studies together with prior embryonic stem data, revealing how these enzymes function...
July 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
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