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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030490/early-sex-dependent-differences-in-response-to-environmental-stress
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Serafin Pérez-Cerezales, Priscila Ramos-Ibeas, Dimitrios Rizos, Pat Lonergan, Pablo Bermejo-Alvarez, Alfonso Gutierrez-Adan
Developmental plasticity enables the appearance of long-term effects in offspring caused by exposure to environmental stressors during embryonic and foetal life. These long-term effects can be traced to pre- and post-implantation development, and in both cases the effects are usually sex-specific. During preimplantation development, male and female embryos exhibit an extensive transcriptional dimorphism mainly driven by incomplete X-chromosome inactivation. These early developmental stages are crucial for the establishment of epigenetic marks that will be conserved throughout development, making it a particularly susceptible period for the appearance of long-term epigenetic-based phenotypes...
October 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022598/landscape-of-x-chromosome-inactivation-across-human-tissues
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Taru Tukiainen, Alexandra-Chloé Villani, Angela Yen, Manuel A Rivas, Jamie L Marshall, Rahul Satija, Matt Aguirre, Laura Gauthier, Mark Fleharty, Andrew Kirby, Beryl B Cummings, Stephane E Castel, Konrad J Karczewski, François Aguet, Andrea Byrnes, Tuuli Lappalainen, Aviv Regev, Kristin G Ardlie, Nir Hacohen, Daniel G MacArthur
X chromosome inactivation (XCI) silences transcription from one of the two X chromosomes in female mammalian cells to balance expression dosage between XX females and XY males. XCI is, however, incomplete in humans: up to one-third of X-chromosomal genes are expressed from both the active and inactive X chromosomes (Xa and Xi, respectively) in female cells, with the degree of 'escape' from inactivation varying between genes and individuals. The extent to which XCI is shared between cells and tissues remains poorly characterized, as does the degree to which incomplete XCI manifests as detectable sex differences in gene expression and phenotypic traits...
October 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991910/loss-of-xist-rna-from-the-inactive-x-during-b-cell-development-is-restored-in-a-dynamic-yy1-dependent-two-step-process-in-activated-b-cells
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Camille M Syrett, Vishal Sindhava, Suchita Hodawadekar, Arpita Myles, Guanxiang Liang, Yue Zhang, Satabdi Nandi, Michael Cancro, Michael Atchison, Montserrat C Anguera
X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) in female lymphocytes is uniquely regulated, as the inactive X (Xi) chromosome lacks localized Xist RNA and heterochromatin modifications. Epigenetic profiling reveals that Xist RNA is lost from the Xi at the pro-B cell stage and that additional heterochromatic modifications are gradually lost during B cell development. Activation of mature B cells restores Xist RNA and heterochromatin to the Xi in a dynamic two-step process that differs in timing and pattern, depending on the method of B cell stimulation...
October 9, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988701/choosing-the-active-x-the-human-version-of-x-inactivation
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REVIEW
Barbara R Migeon
Humans and rodents differ in how they carry out X inactivation (XI), the mammalian method to compensate for the different number of X chromosomes in males and females. Evolutionary changes in staging embryogenesis and in mutations within the XI center alter the process among mammals. The mouse model of XI is predicated on X counting and subsequently choosing the X to 'inactivate'. However, new evidence suggests that humans initiate XI by protecting one X in both sexes from inactivation by XIST, the noncoding RNA that silences the inactive X...
October 5, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947736/genetic-and-epigenetic-features-direct-differential-efficiency-of-xist-mediated-silencing-at-x-chromosomal-and-autosomal-locations
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Agnese Loda, Johannes H Brandsma, Ivaylo Vassilev, Nicolas Servant, Friedemann Loos, Azadeh Amirnasr, Erik Splinter, Emmanuel Barillot, Raymond A Poot, Edith Heard, Joost Gribnau
Xist is indispensable for X chromosome inactivation. However, how Xist RNA directs chromosome-wide silencing and why some regions are more efficiently silenced than others remains unknown. Here, we explore the function of Xist by inducing ectopic Xist expression from multiple different X-linked and autosomal loci in mouse aneuploid and female diploid embryonic stem cells in which Xist-mediated silencing does not lead to lethal functional monosomy. We show that ectopic Xist expression faithfully recapitulates endogenous X chromosome inactivation from any location on the X chromosome, whereas long-range silencing of autosomal genes is less efficient...
September 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947664/polycomb-complexes-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
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Neil Brockdorff
Identifying the critical RNA binding proteins (RBPs) that elicit Xist mediated silencing has been a key goal in X inactivation research. Early studies implicated the Polycomb proteins, a family of factors linked to one of two major multiprotein complexes, PRC1 and PRC2 (Wang 2001 Nat. Genet.28, 371-375 (doi:10.1038/ng574); Silva 2003 Dev. Cell4, 481-495 (doi:10.1016/S1534-5807(03)00068-6); de Napoles 2004 Dev. Cell7, 663-676 (doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2004.10.005); Plath 2003 Science300, 131-135 (doi:10.1126/science...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947663/progress-in-understanding-the-molecular-mechanism-of-xist-rna-function-through-genetics
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REVIEW
Asun Monfort, Anton Wutz
The Xist gene produces a long noncoding RNA that initiates chromosome-wide gene repression on the inactive X chromosome in female mammals. Recent progress has advanced the understanding of Xist function at the molecular level. This review provides an overview of insights from genetic approaches and puts the new data in the context of an emerging mechanistic model as well as the existing literature. Some consideration is given on how independent biochemical studies on X inactivation help to advance on the wider question of chromatin regulation in the mammalian dosage compensation system...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947662/x-chromosome-dosage-as-a-modulator-of-pluripotency-signalling-and-differentiation
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Edda G Schulz
Already during early embryogenesis, before sex-specific hormone production is initiated, sex differences in embryonic development have been observed in several mammalian species. Typically, female embryos develop more slowly than their male siblings. A similar phenotype has recently been described in differentiating murine embryonic stem cells, where a double dose of the X-chromosome halts differentiation until dosage-compensation has been achieved through X-chromosome inactivation. On the molecular level, several processes associated with early differentiation of embryonic stem cells have been found to be affected by X-chromosome dosage, such as the transcriptional state of the pluripotency network, the activity pattern of several signal transduction pathways and global levels of DNA-methylation...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947661/what-makes-the-maternal-x-chromosome-resistant-to-undergoing-imprinted-x-inactivation
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Takashi Sado
In the mouse, while either X chromosome is chosen for inactivation in a random fashion in the embryonic tissue, the paternally derived X chromosome is preferentially inactivated in the extraembryonic tissues. It has been shown that the maternal X chromosome is imprinted so as not to undergo inactivation in the extraembryonic tissues. X-linked noncoding Xist RNA becomes upregulated on the X chromosome that is to be inactivated. An antisense noncoding RNA, Tsix, which occurs at the Xist locus and has been shown to negatively regulate Xist expression in cis, is imprinted to be expressed from the maternal X in the extraembryonic tissues...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947660/regulation-of-x-chromosome-dosage-compensation-in-human-mechanisms-and-model-systems
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Anna Sahakyan, Kathrin Plath, Claire Rougeulle
The human blastocyst forms 5 days after one of the smallest human cells (the sperm) fertilizes one of the largest human cells (the egg). Depending on the sex-chromosome contribution from the sperm, the resulting embryo will either be female, with two X chromosomes (XX), or male, with an X and a Y chromosome (XY). In early development, one of the major differences between XX female and XY male embryos is the conserved process of X-chromosome inactivation (XCI), which compensates gene expression of the two female X chromosomes to match the dosage of the single X chromosome of males...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947659/xist-rna-a-window-into-the-broader-role-of-rna-in-nuclear-chromosome-architecture
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REVIEW
K M Creamer, J B Lawrence
XIST RNA triggers the transformation of an active X chromosome into a condensed, inactive Barr body and therefore provides a unique window into transitions of higher-order chromosome architecture. Despite recent progress, how XIST RNA localizes and interacts with the X chromosome remains poorly understood. Genetic engineering of XIST into a trisomic autosome demonstrates remarkable capacity of XIST RNA to localize and comprehensively silence that autosome. Thus, XIST does not require X chromosome-specific sequences but operates on mechanisms available genome-wide...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947658/x-chromosome-inactivation-in-a-female-carrier-of-a-1-28-mb-deletion-encompassing-the-human-x-inactivation-centre
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B de Hoon, Erik Splinter, B Eussen, J C W Douben, E Rentmeester, M van de Heijning, J S E Laven, J E M M de Klein, J Liebelt, J Gribnau
X chromosome inactivation (XCI) is a mechanism specifically initiated in female cells to silence one X chromosome, thereby equalizing the dose of X-linked gene products between male and female cells. XCI is regulated by a locus on the X chromosome termed the X-inactivation centre (XIC). Located within the XIC is XIST, which acts as a master regulator of XCI. During XCI, XIST is upregulated on the inactive X chromosome and chromosome-wide cis spreading of XIST leads to inactivation. In mouse, the Xic comprises Xist and all cis-regulatory elements and genes involved in Xist regulation...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947657/human-x-chromosome-inactivation-and-reactivation-implications-for-cell-reprogramming-and-disease
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REVIEW
Irene Cantone, Amanda G Fisher
X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) is an exemplar of epigenetic regulation that is set up as pluripotent cells differentiate. Once established, XCI is stably propagated, but can be reversed in vivo or by pluripotent reprogramming in vitro Although reprogramming provides a useful model for inactive X (Xi) reactivation in mouse, the relative instability and heterogeneity of human embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem cells hampers comparable progress in human. Here we review studies aimed at reactivating the human Xi using different reprogramming strategies...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947656/structural-aspects-of-the-inactive-x-chromosome
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REVIEW
Giancarlo Bonora, Christine M Disteche
A striking difference between male and female nuclei was recognized early on by the presence of a condensed chromatin body only in female cells. Mary Lyon proposed that X inactivation or silencing of one X chromosome at random in females caused this structural difference. Subsequent studies have shown that the inactive X chromosome (Xi) does indeed have a very distinctive structure compared to its active counterpart and all autosomes in female mammals. In this review, we will recap the discovery of this fascinating biological phenomenon and seminal studies in the field...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947655/mechanistic-insights-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
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REVIEW
Zhipeng Lu, Ava C Carter, Howard Y Chang
X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) is a critical epigenetic mechanism for balancing gene dosage between XY males and XX females in eutherian mammals. A long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), XIST, and its associated proteins orchestrate this multi-step process, resulting in the inheritable silencing of one of the two X-chromosomes in females. The XIST RNA is large and complex, exemplifying the unique challenges associated with the structural and functional analysis of lncRNAs. Recent technological advances in the analysis of macromolecular structure and interactions have enabled us to systematically dissect the XIST ribonucleoprotein complex, which is larger than the ribosome, and its place of action, the inactive X-chromosome...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947654/when-the-lyon-ized-chromosome-roars-ongoing-expression-from-an-inactive-x-chromosome
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REVIEW
Laura Carrel, Carolyn J Brown
A tribute to Mary Lyon was held in October 2016. Many remarked about Lyon's foresight regarding many intricacies of the X-chromosome inactivation process. One such example is that a year after her original 1961 hypothesis she proposed that genes with Y homologues should escape from X inactivation to achieve dosage compensation between males and females. Fifty-five years later we have learned many details about these escapees that we attempt to summarize in this review, with a particular focus on recent findings...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944139/a-novel-cask-mutation-identified-in-siblings-exhibiting-developmental-disorders-with-without-microcephaly
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Toshiyuki Seto, Takashi Hamazaki, Satsuki Nishigaki, Satoshi Kudo, Haruo Shintaku, Yumiko Ondo, Keiko Shimojima, Toshiyuki Yamamoto
The calcium/calmodulin-dependent serine protein kinase gene (CASK) mutations are associated with various neurological disorders; a syndrome of intellectual disability (ID) and microcephaly with pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia (MICPCH), FG syndrome, X-linked ID with/without nystagmus, epileptic encephalopathy, and autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Next generation sequencing was performed to elucidate genetic causes in siblings exhibiting developmental disorders, and a novel CASK mutation, c.1424G>T (p.Ser475Ile), was detected in a male patient with ID, ASD, and microcephaly...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939698/the-5-region-of-xist-rna-has-the-potential-to-associate-with-chromatin-through-the-a-repeat
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Yuta Chigi, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Takashi Sado
X inactive-specific transcript (Xist) is a long noncoding RNA that plays an essential role in X chromosome inactivation. Although Xist RNA, like common protein-coding mRNAs, is transcribed by RNA polymerase II, spliced and polyadenylated, it is retained in the nucleus and associates with the X chromosome it originates from. It has been assumed that Xist RNA recruits proteins involved in epigenetic modifications and chromatin compaction to the X chromosome. One of the major proteins constituting the nuclear matrix, hnRNP U, has been shown to be required for the association of Xist RNA with the inactive X chromosome (Xi)...
September 22, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925367/generation-of-integration-free-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-gzhmui001-a-by-reprogramming-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-a-47-xxx-syndrome-patient
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Yuchang Chen, Zhanhui Ou, Bing Song, Yexing Xian, Shuming Ouyang, Yuhuan Xie, Yanting Xue, Xiaofang Sun
47, XXX syndrome is one of several sex-chromosomal aneuploidies, and it has an incidence of approximately 1/1000 in newborn females. Because of heterogeneity in X-inactivation, these patients may exhibit a variety of clinical symptoms. Here, we report the generation of an integration-free human induced pluripotent stem cell line (GZHMUi001-A) by using Sendai virus to reprogram peripheral blood mononuclear cells from a 47, XXX syndrome patient with premature ovarian failure. This 47, XXX iPS cell line has characteristics of pluripotent stem cells and is a useful tool for the investigation of this X chromosome aneuploid disease...
August 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924545/x-autosome-and-x-y-translocations-in-female-carriers-x-chromosome-inactivation-easily-detectable-by-5-ethynyl-2-deoxyuridine-edu
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M Donat, A Louis, K Kreskowski, M Ziegler, A Weise, I Schreyer, T Liehr
Here we report one new case each of an X-autosome translocation (maternally derived), and an X-Y-chromosome translocation. Besides characterizing the involved breakpoints and/or imbalances in detail by molecular cyto-genetics, also skewed X-chromosome inactivation was determined on single cell level using 5-ethynyl-2-deoxyuridine (EdU). Thus, we confirmed that the recently suggested EdU approach can be simply adapted for routine diagnostic use. The latter is important, as only by knowing the real pattern of the skewed X-chromosome inactivation, correct interpretation of obtained results and subsequent reliable genetic counseling, can be done...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
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