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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436451/empirical-modeling-of-physiochemical-immune-response-of-multilayer-zinc-oxide-nanomaterials-under-uv-exposure-to-melanoma-and-foreskin-fibroblasts
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Muhammad Fakhar-E-Alam, M Waseem Akram, Seemab Iqbal, K S Alimgeer, M Atif, K Sultana, M Willander, Zhiming M Wang
Carcinogenesis is a complex molecular process starting with genetic and epigenetic alterations, mutation stimulation, and DNA modification, which leads to proteomic adaptation ending with an uncontrolled proliferation mechanism. The current research focused on the empirical modelling of the physiological response of human melanoma cells (FM55P) and human foreskin fibroblasts cells (AG01518) to the multilayer zinc oxide (ZnO) nanomaterials under UV-A exposure. To validate this experimental scheme, multilayer ZnO nanomaterials were grown on a femtotip silver capillary and conjugated with protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415767/unique-properties-of-thymic-antigen-presenting-cells-promote-epigenetic-imprinting-of-alloantigen-specific-regulatory-t-cells
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Garima Garg, Eirini Nikolouli, Matthias Hardtke-Wolenski, Aras Toker, Naganari Ohkura, Michael Beckstette, Takahisa Miyao, Robert Geffers, Stefan Floess, Norbert Gerdes, Esther Lutgens, Anke Osterloh, Shohei Hori, Shimon Sakaguchi, Elmar Jaeckel, Jochen Huehn
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are potential immunotherapeutic candidates to induce transplantation tolerance. However, stability of Tregs still remains contentious and may potentially restrict their clinical use. Recent work suggested that epigenetic imprinting of Foxp3 and other Treg-specific signature genes is crucial for stabilization of immunosuppressive properties of Foxp3+ Tregs, and that these events are initiated already during early stages of thymic Treg development. However, the mechanisms governing this process remain largely unknown...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411854/the-molecular-revolution-in-cutaneous-biology-chromosomal-territories-higher-order-chromatin-remodeling-and-the-control-of%C3%A2-gene-expression-in-keratinocytes
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REVIEW
Vladimir A Botchkarev
Three-dimensional organization of transcription in the nucleus and mechanisms controlling the global chromatin folding, including spatial interactions between the genes, noncoding genome elements, and epigenetic and transcription machinery, are essential for establishing lineage-specific gene expression programs during cell differentiation. Spatial chromatin interactions in the nucleus involving gene promoters and distal regulatory elements are currently considered major forces that drive cell differentiation and genome evolution in general, and such interactions are substantially reorganized during many pathological conditions...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410601/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-nk-t-cell-lymphomas
#4
REVIEW
Eric Tse, Yok-Lam Kwong
Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is an aggressive malignancy of putative NK-cell origin, with a minority deriving from the T-cell lineage. Pathologically, the malignancy occurs in two forms, extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type; and aggressive NK-cell leukaemia. Lymphoma occur most commonly (80%) in the nose and upper aerodigestive tract, less commonly (20%) in non-nasal areas (skin, gastrointestinal tract, testis, salivary gland), and rarely as disseminated disease with a leukemic phase...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380423/microrna-217-modulates-human-skin-fibroblast-senescence-by-directly-targeting-dna-methyltransferase-1
#5
Ben Wang, Rui Du, Xiao Xiao, Zhi-Li Deng, Dan Jian, Hong-Fu Xie, Ji Li
DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) is a major epigenetic regulator associated with many biological processes. However, the roles and mechanisms of DNMT1 in skin aging are incompletely understood. Here we explored the role of DNMT1 in human skin fibroblasts senescence and its related regulatory mechanisms. DNMT1 expression decreased in passage-aged fibroblasts and DNMT1 silencing in young fibroblasts induced the senescence phenotype. MiR-217 is predicted to target DNMT1 mRNA and miR-217 expression increased in passage-aged fibroblasts...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374742/the-histone-methyltransferase-ash1l-is-required-for-epidermal-homeostasis-in-mice
#6
Gang Li, Zhisheng Ye, Cheng Shi, Ling Sun, Min Han, Yuan Zhuang, Tian Xu, Shimin Zhao, Xiaohui Wu
Epidermal homeostasis under normal and healing conditions are critical for the physical and functional maintenance of the skin barrier. It requires a proper balance between keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation under genetic and epigenetic regulations. Here we show that mice carrying a hypomorphic mutation of the histone methyltransferase Ash1l [(absent, small, or homeotic)-like (Drosophila)] develop epidermal hyperplasia and impaired epidermal stratification upon aging. In adult mutants, loss of Ash1l leads to more proliferative keratinocytes in disturbed differentiation stages...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366709/architecture-in-3d-cell-culture-an-essential-feature-for-in-vitro-toxicology
#7
Sophie A Lelièvre, Tim Kwok, Shirisha Chittiboyina
Three-dimensional cell culture has the potential to revolutionize toxicology studies by allowing human-based reproduction of essential elements of organs. Beyond the study of toxicants on the most susceptible organs such as liver, kidney, skin, lung, gastrointestinal tract, testis, heart and brain, carcinogenesis research will also greatly benefit from 3D cell culture models representing any normal tissue. No tissue function can be suitably reproduced without the appropriate tissue architecture whether mimicking acini, ducts or tubes, sheets of cells or more complex cellular organizations like hepatic cords...
March 30, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362190/hpv-epigenetic-mechanisms-related-to-oropharyngeal-and-cervix-cancers
#8
Marina Di Domenico, Giancarlo Giovane, Soumaya Kouidhi, Rosamaria Iorio, Maurizio Romano, Francesco De Francesco, Antonia Feola, Camilla Siciliano, Luigi Califano, Antonio Giordano
Human Papilloma Virus infection is very frequent in humans and is mainly transmitted sexually. The majority of infections are transient and asymptomatic, however, if the infection persists, it can occur with a variety of injuries to skin and mucous membranes, depending on the type of HPV involved. Some types of HPV are classified as high oncogenic risk as associated with the onset of cancer. The tumors most commonly associated with HPV are cervical and oropharyngeal cancer, epigenetic mechanisms related to HPV infection include methylation changes to host and viral DNA and chromatin modification in host species...
March 31, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355943/atopic-eczema
#9
Stephen M Bauer
Atopic eczema (AE), or atopic dermatitis (AD), is a common inflammatory skin disease with a disrupted epidermal barrier and an allergic immune response. AD/AE is prominently characterized by a symptomatic itch and transient skin lesions. Infants compose a significant percentage affected. Two models have been proposed to explain AD/AE skin pathology: the gut microbiome-focused inside-outside model and the outside-inside model concentrating on the disrupted skin barrier/skin microbiome. Gene disruptions contributing to epidermal structure, as well as those in immune system genes, are implicated...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351949/papers-of-note-in-science355-6331
#10
Annalisa M VanHook
This week's articles describe a nonimmune function for macrophages in forming pigment stripes in fish skin, regulation of mTORC1 signaling by cholesterol, how the age-related reduction of a cofactor could affect DNA repair, the role of pulling forces in Notch activation, an epigenetic mechanism that contributes to tumor cell resistance to PI3K inhibitors, and structural analysis of an NMDA receptor.
March 28, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351182/ten-eleven-translocation-1-functions-as-a-mediator-of-sod3-expression-in-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells
#11
Tetsuro Kamiya, Risa Nakahara, Namiki Mori, Hirokazu Hara, Tetsuo Adachi
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) 3, one of the SOD isozymes, plays a pivotal role in extracellular redox homeostasis. The expression of SOD3 is regulated by epigenetics in human lung cancer A549 cells and human monocytic THP-1 cells; however, the molecular mechanisms governing SOD3 expression have not been elucidated in detail. Ten-eleven translocation (TET), a dioxygenase of 5-methylcytosine (5mC), plays a central role in DNA demethylation processes and induces target gene expression. In the present study, TET1 expression was abundant in U937 cells, but its expression was weakly expressed in A549 cells and THP-1 cells...
March 28, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350340/function-and-clinical-implications-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-melanoma
#12
REVIEW
Georg Richtig, Barbara Ehall, Erika Richtig, Ariane Aigelsreiter, Tony Gutschner, Martin Pichler
Metastatic melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. Despite the success of immunotherapy and targeted agents, the majority of patients experience disease recurrence upon treatment and die due to their disease. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a new subclass of non-protein coding RNAs involved in (epigenetic) regulation of cell growth, invasion, and other important cellular functions. Consequently, recent research activities focused on the discovery of these lncRNAs in a broad spectrum of human diseases, especially cancer...
March 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335869/how-environmental-factors-can-get-under-the-skin-epigenetics-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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EDITORIAL
Venkat Bhat, Ridha Joober, Sarojini M Sengupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289824/a-mirna-signature-for-an-environmental-heterocyclic-amine-defined-by-a-multi-organ-carcinogenicity-bioassay-in-the-rat
#14
Ying-Shiuan Chen, Rong Wang, Wan-Mohaiza Dashwood, Christiane V Löhr, David E Williams, Emily Ho, Susanne Mertens-Talcott, Roderick H Dashwood
Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) produced during high-temperature cooking have been studied extensively in terms of their genotoxic/genetic effects, but recent work has implicated epigenetic mechanisms involving non-coding RNAs. Colon tumors induced in the rat by 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) have altered microRNA (miRNA) signatures linked to dysregulated pluripotency factors, such as c-Myc and Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4). We tested the hypothesis that dysregulated miRNAs from PhIP-induced colon tumors would provide a "PhIP signature" for use in other target organs obtained from a 1-year carcinogenicity bioassay in the rat...
March 13, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288848/bcl11b-mediated-epigenetic-repression-is-a-crucial-target-for-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#15
Wenjing Fu, Shengguo Yi, Lei Qiu, Jingru Sun, Ping Tu, Yang Wang
The treatment options for advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) are limited due to its unclear pathogenesis. HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) are recently developed therapeutics approved for refractory CTCL. However, the response rate is relatively low and unpredictable. Previously, we discovered that BCL11B, a key T-cell development regulator, was aberrantly overexpressed in mycosis fungoides (MF), the most common CTCL, as compared with benign inflammatory skin. In the current study, we identified positive correlation between BCL11B expression and the sensitivity to HDACi in CTCL lines...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284980/the-kingston-allergy-birth-cohort-exploring-parentally-reported-respiratory-outcomes-through-the-lens-of-the-exposome
#16
Michelle L North, Jeffrey R Brook, Elizabeth Y Lee, Vanessa Omana, Nadia M Daniel, Lisa M Steacy, Greg J Evans, Miriam L Diamond, Anne K Ellis
BACKGROUND: The Kingston Allergy Birth Cohort (KABC) is a prenatally recruited cohort initiated to study the developmental origins of allergic disease. Kingston General Hospital was chosen for recruitment because it serves a population with notable diversity in environmental exposures relevant to the emerging concept of the exposome. OBJECTIVE: To establish a profile of the KABC using the exposome framework and examine parentally reported respiratory symptoms to 2 years of age...
April 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281550/reduced-h3k27me3-expression-in-merkel-cell-polyoma-virus-positive-tumors
#17
Klaus J Busam, Melissa P Pulitzer, Daniel C Coit, Maria Arcila, Danielle Leng, Achim A Jungbluth, Thomas Wiesner
Merkel cell carcinoma is a primary cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, which once metastatic is difficult to treat. Recent mutation analyses of Merkel cell carcinoma revealed a low number of mutations in Merkel cell polyomavirus-associated tumors, and a high number of mutations in virus-negative combined squamous cell and neuroendocrine carcinomas of chronically sun-damaged skin. We speculated that the paucity of mutations in virus-positive Merkel cell carcinoma may reflect a pathomechanism that depends on derangements of chromatin without alterations in the DNA sequence (epigenetic dysregulation)...
March 10, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277545/mir-377-induces-senescence-in-human-skin-fibroblasts-by-targeting-dna-methyltransferase-1
#18
Hong-Fu Xie, Ying-Zi Liu, Rui Du, Ben Wang, Meng-Ting Chen, Yi-Ya Zhang, Zhi-Li Deng, Ji Li
Skin aging is a complicated physiological process and epigenetic feature, including microRNA-mediated regulation and DNA methylation, have been shown to contribute to this process. DNA methylation is regulated by DNA methyltransferase, of which DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) is the most abundantly known. But evidence supporting its role in skin aging remains scarce, and no report regards its specifical upstream-regulating molecules in the process of skin aging so far. Here, we found that DNMT1 expression was markedly higher in young human skin fibroblasts (HSFs) than that in passage-aged HSFs, and DNMT1 knockdown significantly induced the senescence phenotype in young HSFs...
March 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253983/micrornas-aging-cellular-senescence-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
P H Reddy, J Williams, F Smith, J S Bhatti, S Kumar, M Vijayan, R Kandimalla, C S Kuruva, R Wang, M Manczak, X Yin, A P Reddy
Aging is a normal process of living being. It has been reported that multiple cellular changes, including oxidative damage/mitochondrial dysfunction, telomere shortening, inflammation, may accelerate the aging process, leading to cellular senescence. These cellular changes induce age-related human diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cardiovascular, cancer, and skin diseases. Changes in somatic and germ-line DNA and epigenetics are reported to play large roles in accelerating the onset of human diseases...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238718/towards-therapeutic-advances-in-melanoma-management-an-overview
#20
REVIEW
Swarnendra Singh, Atif Zafar, Saman Khan, Imrana Naseem
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer with rapidly increasing incidence rate. The disease is largely considered incurable and the patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma have a survival of not more than five years. Despite of the recent advances in anti-melanoma chemo- and immunotherapies, the available drugs are relatively toxic and responsive to only a limited subset of lesions. Currently, topical pharmacotherapy is demonstrated as an effective approach for the treatment of various skin cancers...
April 1, 2017: Life Sciences
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