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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142228/genome-wide-mapping-of-genetic-determinants-influencing-dna-methylation-and-gene-expression-in-human-hippocampus
#1
Herbert Schulz, Ann-Kathrin Ruppert, Stefan Herms, Christiane Wolf, Nazanin Mirza-Schreiber, Oliver Stegle, Darina Czamara, Andreas J Forstner, Sugirthan Sivalingam, Susanne Schoch, Susanne Moebus, Benno Pütz, Axel Hillmer, Nadine Fricker, Hartmut Vatter, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Markus M Nöthen, Albert J Becker, Per Hoffmann, Thomas Sander, Sven Cichon
Emerging evidence emphasizes the strong impact of regulatory genomic elements in neurodevelopmental processes and the complex pathways of brain disorders. The present genome-wide quantitative trait loci analyses explore the cis-regulatory effects of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on DNA methylation (meQTL) and gene expression (eQTL) in 110 human hippocampal biopsies. We identify cis-meQTLs at 14,118 CpG methylation sites and cis-eQTLs for 302 3'-mRNA transcripts of 288 genes. Hippocampal cis-meQTL-CpGs are enriched in flanking regions of active promoters, CpG island shores, binding sites of the transcription factor CTCF and brain eQTLs...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140466/transcription-induced-supercoiling-as-the-driving-force-of-chromatin-loop-extrusion-during-formation-of-tads-in-interphase-chromosomes
#2
Dusan Racko, Fabrizio Benedetti, Julien Dorier, Andrzej Stasiak
Using molecular dynamics simulations, we show here that growing plectonemes resulting from transcription-induced supercoiling have the ability to actively push cohesin rings along chromatin fibres. The pushing direction is such that within each topologically associating domain (TAD) cohesin rings forming handcuffs move from the source of supercoiling, constituted by RNA polymerase with associated DNA topoisomerase TOP1, towards borders of TADs, where supercoiling is released by topoisomerase TOPIIB. Cohesin handcuffs are pushed by continuous flux of supercoiling that is generated by transcription and is then progressively released by action of TOPIIB located at TADs borders...
November 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137603/clustertad-an-unsupervised-machine-learning-approach-to-detecting-topologically-associated-domains-of-chromosomes-from-hi-c-data
#3
Oluwatosin Oluwadare, Jianlin Cheng
BACKGROUND: With the development of chromosomal conformation capturing techniques, particularly, the Hi-C technique, the study of the spatial conformation of a genome is becoming an important topic in bioinformatics and computational biology. The Hi-C technique can generate genome-wide chromosomal interaction (contact) data, which can be used to investigate the higher-level organization of chromosomes, such as Topologically Associated Domains (TAD), i.e., locally packed chromosome regions bounded together by intra chromosomal contacts...
November 14, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133437/abnormal-microglia-and-enhanced-inflammation-related-gene-transcription-in-mice-with-conditional-deletion-of-ctcf-in-camk2a-cre-expressing-neurons
#4
Bryan E McGill, Ruteja A Barve, Susan E Maloney, Amy Strickland, Nicholas Rensing, Peter Wang, Michael Wong, Richard Head, David F Wozniak, Jeffrey Milbrandt
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) is an 11 zinc finger DNA-binding domain protein that regulates gene expression by modifying three dimensional chromatin structure. Human mutations in CTCF cause intellectual disability and autistic features. Knocking out Ctcf in mouse embryonic neurons is lethal by neonatal age, but the effects of CTCF deficiency in postnatal neurons are less well studied. We knocked out Ctcf postnatally in glutamatergic forebrain neurons under the control of Camk2a-CreCtcf(loxP/loxP) ;Camk2a-Cre+ (Ctcf CKO) mice of both sexes were viable and exhibited profound deficits in spatial learning/memory, impaired motor co-ordination, and decreased sociability by 4 months of age...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133398/analysis-of-high-resolution-3d-intrachromosomal-interactions-aided-by-bayesian-network-modeling
#5
Xizhe Zhang, Sergio Branciamore, Grigoriy Gogoshin, Andrei S Rodin, Arthur D Riggs
Long-range intrachromosomal interactions play an important role in 3D chromosome structure and function, but our understanding of how various factors contribute to the strength of these interactions remains poor. In this study we used a recently developed analysis framework for Bayesian network (BN) modeling to analyze publicly available datasets for intrachromosomal interactions. We investigated how 106 variables affect the pairwise interactions of over 10 million 5-kb DNA segments in the B-lymphocyte cell line GB12878...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118124/c-myc-represses-transcription-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-latent-membrane-protein-1-early-after-primary-b-cell-infection
#6
Alexander M Price, Joshua E Messinger, Micah A Luftig
Recent evidence has shown that the EBV oncogene LMP1 is not expressed at high levels early after EBV-infection of primary B cells, despite its being essential for the long-term outgrowth of immortalized lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). In this study, we found that expression of LMP1 increased fifty-fold between seven days post infection and the LCL state. Metabolic labeling of nascently transcribed mRNA indicated this was primarily a transcription-mediated event. EBNA2, the key viral transcription factor regulating LMP1, and CTCF, an important chromatin insulator, were recruited to the LMP1 locus similarly early and late after infection...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110030/the-emerging-roles-for-the-chromatin-structure-regulators-ctcf-and-cohesin-in-neurodevelopment-and-behavior
#7
REVIEW
Liron Davis, Itay Onn, Evan Elliott
Recent genetic and technological advances have determined a role for chromatin structure in neurodevelopment. In particular, compounding evidence has established roles for CTCF and cohesin, two elements that are central in the establishment of chromatin structure, in proper neurodevelopment and in regulation of behavior. Genetic aberrations in CTCF, and in subunits of the cohesin complex, have been associated with neurodevelopmental disorders in human genetic studies, and subsequent animal studies have established definitive, although sometime opposing roles, for these factors in neurodevelopment and behavior...
November 6, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091765/low-grade-astrocytoma-mutations-in-idh1-p53-and-atrx-cooperate-to-block-differentiation-of-human-neural-stem-cells-via-repression-of-sox2
#8
Aram S Modrek, Danielle Golub, Themasap Khan, Devin Bready, Jod Prado, Christopher Bowman, Jingjing Deng, Guoan Zhang, Pedro P Rocha, Ramya Raviram, Charalampos Lazaris, James M Stafford, Gary LeRoy, Michael Kader, Joravar Dhaliwal, N Sumru Bayin, Joshua D Frenster, Jonathan Serrano, Luis Chiriboga, Rabaa Baitalmal, Gouri Nanjangud, Andrew S Chi, John G Golfinos, Jing Wang, Matthias A Karajannis, Richard A Bonneau, Danny Reinberg, Aristotelis Tsirigos, David Zagzag, Matija Snuderl, Jane A Skok, Thomas A Neubert, Dimitris G Placantonakis
Low-grade astrocytomas (LGAs) carry neomorphic mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) concurrently with P53 and ATRX loss. To model LGA formation, we introduced R132H IDH1, P53 shRNA, and ATRX shRNA into human neural stem cells (NSCs). These oncogenic hits blocked NSC differentiation, increased invasiveness in vivo, and led to a DNA methylation and transcriptional profile resembling IDH1 mutant human LGAs. The differentiation block was caused by transcriptional silencing of the transcription factor SOX2 secondary to disassociation of its promoter from a putative enhancer...
October 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077530/recent-evidence-that-tads-and-chromatin-loops-are-dynamic-structures
#9
Anders S Hansen, Claudia Cattoglio, Xavier Darzacq, Robert Tjian
Mammalian genomes are folded into spatial domains, which regulate gene expression by modulating enhancer-promoter contacts. Here, we review recent studies on the structure and function of Topologically Associating Domains (TADs) and chromatin loops. We discuss how loop extrusion models can explain TAD formation and evidence that TADs are formed by the ring-shaped protein complex, cohesin, and that TAD boundaries are established by the DNA-binding protein, CTCF. We discuss our recent genomic, biochemical and single-molecule imaging studies on CTCF and cohesin, which suggest that TADs and chromatin loops are dynamic structures...
October 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077515/discovering-a-binary-ctcf-code-with-a-little-help-from-boris
#10
Victor V Lobanenkov, Gabriel E Zentner
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) is a conserved, essential regulator of chromatin architecture containing a unique array of 11 zinc fingers (ZFs). Gene duplication and sequence divergence during early amniote evolution generated the CTCF paralog Brother Of the Regulator of Imprinted Sites (BORIS), which has a DNA binding specificity identical to that of CTCF but divergent N- and C-termini. While healthy somatic tissues express only CTCF, CTCF and BORIS are normally co-expressed in meiotic and post-meiotic germ cells, and aberrant activation of BORIS occurs in tumors and some cancer cell lines...
October 27, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076501/molecular-mechanism-of-directional-ctcf-recognition-of-a-diverse-range-of-genomic-sites
#11
Maolu Yin, Jiuyu Wang, Min Wang, Xinmei Li, Mo Zhang, Qiang Wu, Yanli Wang
CTCF, a conserved 3D genome architecture protein, determines proper genome-wide chromatin looping interactions through directional binding to specific sequence elements of four modules within numerous CTCF-binding sites (CBSs) by its 11 zinc fingers (ZFs). Here, we report four crystal structures of human CTCF in complex with CBSs of the protocadherin (Pcdh) clusters. We show that directional CTCF binding to cognate CBSs of the Pcdh enhancers and promoters is achieved through inserting its ZF3, ZFs 4-7, and ZFs 9-11 into the major groove along CBSs, resulting in a sequence-specific recognition of module 4, modules 3 and 2, and module 1, respectively; and ZF8 serves as a spacer element for variable distances between modules 1 and 2...
November 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059175/induction-of-anti-vegf-therapy-resistance-by-upregulated-expression-of-microseminoprotein-msmp
#12
T Mitamura, S Pradeep, M McGuire, S Y Wu, S Ma, H Hatakeyama, Y A Lyons, T Hisamatsu, K Noh, A Villar-Prados, X Chen, C Ivan, C Rodriguez-Aguayo, W Hu, G Lopez-Berestein, R L Coleman, A K Sood
Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy has demonstrated efficacy in treating human metastatic cancers, but therapeutic resistance is a practical limitation and most tumors eventually become unresponsive. To identify microenvironmental factors underlying the resistance of cancer to antiangiogenesis therapy, we conducted genomic analyses of intraperitoneal ovarian tumors in which adaptive resistance to anti-VEGF therapy (B20 antibody) developed. We found that expression of the microseminoprotein, prostate-associated (MSMP) gene was substantially upregulated in resistant compared with control tumors...
October 23, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056226/a-dementia-associated-risk-variant-near-tmem106b-alters-chromatin-architecture-and-gene-expression
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Michael D Gallagher, Marijan Posavi, Peng Huang, Travis L Unger, Yosef Berlyand, Analise L Gruenewald, Alessandra Chesi, Elisabetta Manduchi, Andrew D Wells, Struan F A Grant, Gerd A Blobel, Christopher D Brown, Alice S Chen-Plotkin
Neurodegenerative diseases pose an extraordinary threat to the world's aging population, yet no disease-modifying therapies are available. Although genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified hundreds of risk loci for neurodegeneration, the mechanisms by which these loci influence disease risk are largely unknown. Here, we investigated the association between common genetic variants at the 7p21 locus and risk of the neurodegenerative disease frontotemporal lobar degeneration. We showed that variants associated with disease risk correlate with increased expression of the 7p21 gene TMEM106B and no other genes; co-localization analyses implicated a common causal variant underlying both association with disease and association with TMEM106B expression in lymphoblastoid cell lines and human brain...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029387/the-%C3%AE-nad-salvage-pathway-and-pkc-mediated-signaling-influence-localized-parp-1-activity-and-ctcf-poly-adp-ribosylation
#14
David J P Henderson, Jj L Miranda, Beverly M Emerson
Poly(ADP)ribosylation (PARylation) of the chromatin architectural protein CTCF is critical for CTCF-dependent regulation of chromatin boundary and insulator elements. Loss of CTCF PARylation results in epigenetic silencing of certain tumor suppressor genes through destabilization of nearby chromatin boundaries. We investigated the metabolic and mechanistic processes that regulate PARP-1-mediated CTCF PARylation in human cancer cell lines and discovered a key role for the expression and activity of β-NAD+ salvage enzymes, NAMPT and NMNAT-1...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985562/cohesin-loss-eliminates-all-loop-domains
#15
Suhas S P Rao, Su-Chen Huang, Brian Glenn St Hilaire, Jesse M Engreitz, Elizabeth M Perez, Kyong-Rim Kieffer-Kwon, Adrian L Sanborn, Sarah E Johnstone, Gavin D Bascom, Ivan D Bochkov, Xingfan Huang, Muhammad S Shamim, Jaeweon Shin, Douglass Turner, Ziyi Ye, Arina D Omer, James T Robinson, Tamar Schlick, Bradley E Bernstein, Rafael Casellas, Eric S Lander, Erez Lieberman Aiden
The human genome folds to create thousands of intervals, called "contact domains," that exhibit enhanced contact frequency within themselves. "Loop domains" form because of tethering between two loci-almost always bound by CTCF and cohesin-lying on the same chromosome. "Compartment domains" form when genomic intervals with similar histone marks co-segregate. Here, we explore the effects of degrading cohesin. All loop domains are eliminated, but neither compartment domains nor histone marks are affected. Loss of loop domains does not lead to widespread ectopic gene activation but does affect a significant minority of active genes...
October 5, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981716/computational-construction-of-3d-chromatin-ensembles-and-prediction-of-functional-interactions-of-alpha-globin-locus-from-5c-data
#16
Gamze Gürsoy, Yun Xu, Amy L Kenter, Jie Liang
Conformation capture technologies measure frequencies of interactions between chromatin regions. However, understanding gene-regulation require knowledge of detailed spatial structures of heterogeneous chromatin in cells. Here we describe the nC-SAC (n-Constrained-Self Avoiding Chromatin) method that transforms experimental interaction frequencies into 3D ensembles of chromatin chains. nC-SAC first distinguishes specific from non-specific interaction frequencies, then generates 3D chromatin ensembles using identified specific interactions as spatial constraints...
November 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977939/ctcf-promotes-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-metastasis-by-broadly-controlling-the-expression-of-metastasis-associated-genes
#17
Lintao Zhao, Yang Yang, Shigang Yin, Tao Yang, Jing Luo, Rongkai Xie, Haixia Long, Lubin Jiang, Bo Zhu
CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) functions as both an oncogenic and a tumor suppressor, depending on the cancer type, through epigenetic regulation. Epigenetic regulation plays a key role in cancer metastasis. Our objective was to investigate whether CTCF plays a crucial role in epithelial ovarian cancer metastasis. First, we found that CTCF expression was increased in ovarian cancer tissues compared to non-tumor tissues. Increased expression of CTCF predicts poor prognosis of ovarian cancer patients. In addition, CTCF knockdown significantly inhibited the metastasis of ovarian cancer cells, although it had no effect on cell proliferation and tumor growth...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977568/computational-characterization-of-chromatin-domain-boundary-associated-genomic-elements
#18
Seungpyo Hong, Dongsup Kim
Topologically associated domains (TADs) are 3D genomic structures with high internal interactions that play important roles in genome compaction and gene regulation. Their genomic locations and their association with CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF)-binding sites and transcription start sites (TSSs) were recently reported. However, the relationship between TADs and other genomic elements has not been systematically evaluated. This was addressed in the present study, with a focus on the enrichment of these genomic elements and their ability to predict the TAD boundary region...
October 13, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973861/ctcf-prevents-genomic-instability-by-promoting-homologous-recombination-directed-dna-double-strand-break-repair
#19
Fengchao Lang, Xin Li, Wenhai Zheng, Zhuoran Li, Danfeng Lu, Guijun Chen, Daohua Gong, Liping Yang, Jinlin Fu, Peng Shi, Jumin Zhou
CTCF is an essential epigenetic regulator mediating chromatin insulation, long-range regulatory interactions, and the organization of large topological domains in the nucleus. Phenotypes of CTCF haploinsufficient mutations in humans, knockout in mice, and depletion in cells are often consistent with impaired genome stability, but a role of CTCF in genome maintenance has not been fully investigated. Here, we report that CTCF maintains genome stability, is recruited to sites of DNA damage, and promotes homologous recombination repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs)...
October 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963035/mirna-122-protects-mice-and-human-hepatocytes-from-acetaminophen-toxicity-by-regulating-cytochrome-p450-family-2-subfamily-a-member-2-and-e-member-1-expression
#20
Vivek Chowdhary, Kun-Yu Teng, Sharda Thakral, Bo Zhang, Cho-Hao Lin, Nissar Wani, Lei Bruschweiler-Li, Xiaoli Zhang, Laura James, Dakai Yang, Norman Junge, Rafael Brüschweiler, William M Lee, Kalpana Ghoshal
Acetaminophen toxicity is a leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF). We found that miRNA-122 (miR-122) is down-regulated in liver biopsy specimens of patients with ALF and in acetaminophen-treated mice. A marked decrease in the primary miR-122 expression occurs in mice on acetaminophen overdose because of suppression of its key transactivators, hepatocyte nuclear factor (HNF)-4α and HNF6. More importantly, the mortality rates of male and female liver-specific miR-122 knockout (LKO) mice were significantly higher than control mice when injected i...
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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