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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352998/two-weeks-of-variable-stress-increases-gamma-h2ax-levels-in-the-mouse-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis
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Brendan D Hare, Tina M Thornton, Mercedes Rincon, Borivoj Golijanin, S Bradley King, Diane M Jaworski, William A Falls
Recent reports demonstrate that DNA damage is induced, and rapidly repaired, in circuits activated by experience. Moreover, stress hormones are known to slow DNA repair, suggesting that prolonged stress may result in persistent DNA damage. Prolonged stress is known to negatively impact physical and mental health; however, DNA damage as a factor in stress pathology has only begun to be explored. Histone H2A-X phosphorylated at serine 139 (γH2AX) is a marker of DNA double strand breaks (DSB), a type of damage that may lead to cell death if unrepaired...
January 15, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352129/molecular-characterization-of-the-grape-seeds-extract-s-effect-against-chemically-induced-liver-cancer-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-analyses
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Alaaeldin Ahmed Hamza, Gehan Hussein Heeba, Hanan Mohamed Elwy, Chandraprabha Murali, Raafat El-Awady, Amr Amin
The purpose of this study was to investigate the anti-cancer property of grape seed extract (GSE) during early stages of developing liver cancer using a two-stage carcinogenic model combining diethylnitrosamine (DEN) and 2-Acetyl Aminofluorene (2-AAF). Administration of GSE at doses 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg per day started at the beginning of promotion periods and continued for 14 weeks. GSE dramatically inhibited pre-neoplastic foci formation as well as significantly decreased the number and the area of placental glutathione-S-transferase in livers of DEN-2AAF-treated rats by approximately 4 & 10 fold deductions, respectively...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352077/whole-genome-sequencing-of-suppressor-dna-mixtures-identifies-pathways-that-compensate-for-chromosome-segregation-defects-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
#3
Xingya Xu, Li Wang, Mitsuhiro Yanagida
Suppressor screening is a powerful method to identify genes that when mutated, rescue the temperature sensitivity of the original mutation. Previously, however, identification of suppressor mutations has been technically difficult. Due to the small genome size of Schizosaccharomyces pombe, we developed a spontaneous suppressor screening technique, followed by a cost-effective sequencing method. Genomic DNAs of 10 revertants which survived at the restrictive temperature of the original temperature sensitive (ts) mutant were mixed together as one sample before constructing a library for sequencing...
January 19, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348130/setd1a-protects-hscs-from-activation-induced-functional-decline-in-vivo
#4
Kathrin Arndt, Andrea Kranz, Juliane Fohgrub, Adrien Jolly, Anita S Bledau, Michela Di Virgilio, Mathias Lesche, Andreas Dahl, Thomas Höfer, A Francis Stewart, Claudia Waskow
The regenerative capacity of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is limited by the accumulation of DNA damage. Conditional mutagenesis of the histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methyltransferase, Setd1a, revealed that it is required for the expression of DNA damage recognition and repair pathways in HSCs. Specific deletion of Setd1a in adult long-term (LT)-HSCs is compatible with adult life and has little effect on the maintenance of phenotypic LT-HSCs in the bone marrow. However, SETD1A-deficient LT-HSCs lose their transcriptional cellular identity accompanied by loss of their proliferative capacity and stem cell function under replicative stress in situ and after transplantation...
January 18, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339432/deregulation-of-hdac5-by-viral-interferon-regulatory-factor-3-plays-an-essential-role-in-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-induced-lymphangiogenesis
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Hye-Ra Lee, Fan Li, Un Yung Choi, Hye Ryun Yu, Grace M Aldrovandi, Pinghui Feng, Shou-Jiang Gao, Young-Kwon Hong, Jae U Jung
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiologic agent for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), which is one of the most common HIV-associated neoplasms. The endothelium is the thin layer of squamous cells where vascular blood endothelial cells (BECs) line the interior surface of blood vessels and lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) are in direct contact with lymphatic vessels. The KS lesions contain a prominent compartment of neoplastic spindle morphology cells that are closely related to LECs. Furthermore, while KSHV can infect both LECs and BECs in vitro, its infection activates genetic programming related to lymphatic endothelial cell fate, suggesting that lymphangiogenic pathways are involved in KSHV infection and malignancy...
January 16, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339053/upregulation-of-nlrp3-via-stat3-dependent-histone-acetylation-contributes-to-painful-neuropathy-induced-by-bortezomib
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Cui-Cui Liu, Zhu-Xi Huang, Xiao Li, Kai-Feng Shen, Meng Liu, Han-Dong Ouyang, Su-Bo Zhang, Yu-Ting Ruan, Xiao-Long Zhang, Shao-Ling Wu, Wen-Jun Xin, Chao Ma
Painful neuropathy, as a severe side effect of chemotherapeutic bortezomib, is the most common reason for treatment discontinuation. However, the mechanism by which administration of bortezomib leads to painful neuropathy remains unclear. In the present study, we found that application of bortezomib significantly increased the expression of NOD-like receptor family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) and phosphorylated signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) in dorsal root ganglion (DRG). Intrathecal injection of NLRP3 siRNA significantly prevented the mechanical allodynia induced by bortezomib treatment, and intrathecal injection of recombinant adeno-associated virus vector encoding NLRP3 markedly decreased paw withdrawal threshold of naive rats...
January 12, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335608/n6-methyladenosine-rna-modification-regulates-embryonic-neural-stem-cell-self-renewal-through-histone-modifications
#7
Yang Wang, Yue Li, Minghui Yue, Jun Wang, Sandeep Kumar, Robert J Wechsler-Reya, Zhaolei Zhang, Yuya Ogawa, Manolis Kellis, Gregg Duester, Jing Crystal Zhao
Internal N6-methyladenosine (m6A) modification is widespread in messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and is catalyzed by heterodimers of methyltransferase-like protein 3 (Mettl3) and Mettl14. To understand the role of m6A in development, we deleted Mettl14 in embryonic neural stem cells (NSCs) in a mouse model. Phenotypically, NSCs lacking Mettl14 displayed markedly decreased proliferation and premature differentiation, suggesting that m6A modification enhances NSC self-renewal. Decreases in the NSC pool led to a decreased number of late-born neurons during cortical neurogenesis...
January 15, 2018: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335245/cdk9-mediated-phosphorylation-controls-the-interaction-of-tip60-with-the-transcriptional-machinery
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Prisca Brauns-Schubert, Florian Schubert, Manuela Wissler, Martina Weiss, Lisa Schlicher, Simon Bessler, Mariam Safavi, Cornelius Miething, Christoph Borner, Tilman Brummer, Ulrich Maurer
The acetyltransferase TIP60 is regulated by phosphorylation, and we have previously shown that phosphorylation of TIP60 on S86 by GSK-3 promotes p53-mediated induction of the BCL-2 protein PUMA. TIP60 phosphorylation by GSK-3 requires a priming phosphorylation on S90, and here, we identify CDK9 as a TIP60S90 kinase. We demonstrate that a phosphorylation-deficient mutant, TIP60S90A, exhibits reduced interaction with chromatin, histone 3 and RNA Pol II, while its association with the TIP60 complex subunit EPC1 is not affected...
January 15, 2018: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332244/structural-insights-into-the-function-of-elongator
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Udit Dalwadi, Calvin K Yip
Conserved from yeast to humans, Elongator is a protein complex implicated in multiple processes including transcription regulation, α-tubulin acetylation, and tRNA modification, and its defects have been shown to cause human diseases such as familial dysautonomia. Elongator consists of two copies of six core subunits (Elp1, Elp2, Elp3, Elp4, Elp5, and Elp6) that are organized into two subcomplexes: Elp1/2/3 and Elp4/5/6 and form a stable assembly of ~ 850 kDa in size. Although the catalytic subunit of Elongator is Elp3, which contains a radical S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM) domain and a putative histone acetyltransferase domain, the Elp4/5/6 subcomplex also possesses ATP-modulated tRNA binding activity...
January 13, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331678/microrna-320-enhances-radiosensitivity-of-glioma-through-down-regulation-of-sirtuin-type-1-by-directly-targeting-forkhead-box-protein-m1
#10
Tengfei Li, Ji Ma, Xinwei Han, Yongxu Jia, Huifeng Yuan, Shaofeng Shui, Dong Guo
Glioma is the most common cancer in human brain system and seriously threatens human health. miRNA-320 has been demonstrated to be closely correlated with the development of glioma. However, its effect and molecular mechanism underlying radioresistance have not been fully elucidated in glioma. Here, RT-qPCR assay was used to assess the expressions of miR-320 and forkhead box protein M1 (FoxM1) mRNA in glioma tumor tissues and cells. The effects of miR-320, FoxM1 and sirtuin type 1 (Sirt1) on radiosensitivity in glioma cells were evaluated by clone formation assay, apoptosis assay, histone H2AX phosphorylation level (γH2AX) detection and caspase 3 activity analysis, respectively...
January 10, 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330620/impact-of-sirtuin-1-expression-on-h3k56-acetylation-and-oxidative-stress-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-with-resveratrol-supplementation
#11
Simona Bo, Gabriele Togliatto, Roberto Gambino, Valentina Ponzo, Giusy Lombardo, Rosalba Rosato, Maurizio Cassader, Maria Felice Brizzi
AIMS: Sirtuin-1 (SIRT-1) down-regulation in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been associated with epigenetic markers of oxidative stress. We herein aim to evaluate whether an increase in SIRT-1 expression affects histone 3 acetylation at the 56 lysine residue (H3K56ac) in T2DM patients randomly selected to receive either resveratrol (40 mg or 500 mg) or a placebo for 6 months. The primary outcome is changes in the H3K56ac level by variation in SIRT-1 expression and the secondary outcome is the evidence of association between SIRT-1 level, antioxidant markers (TAS), and metabolic variables...
January 12, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329119/effects-of-valproic-acid-on-morphology-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-human-gingival-tissue
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Hyunjin Lee, Jong Young Lee, Dong-Ho Ha, Jee-Heon Jeong, Jun-Beom Park
PURPOSE: Valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, has been shown to affect cell growth and differentiation in various in vitro and in vivo models. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of VPA on viability and osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells derived from the human gingival tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stem cells derived from the gingiva were grown in the presence of VPA at concentrations ranging from 0.125 to 8 mM. Cell morphology was assessed on days 3, 5, and 7, and cell proliferation was analyzed on the same days using a Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8)...
January 11, 2018: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328474/inhibition-of-mir%C3%A2-34a-prevents-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-directly-targeting-hdac1-in-the-setting-of-atherosclerosis
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Yangwei Li, Kang Zhang, Wei Mao
Despite recent medical advances, atherosclerosis is a global burden accounting for numerous mortalities and hospital admissions. MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) regulate cardiovascular biology and disease, but the role of microRNA‑34a in atherosclerosis remains unclear. In the present study, it was demonstrated that miR‑34a was highly expressed in atherosclerotic lesions and oxidized low‑density lipoprotein (Ox‑LDL)‑treated human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs) (atherosclerotic cell model) using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325226/citrullinated-histone-h3-a-biomarker-of-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-predicts-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-cancer-patients
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Lisa-Marie Mauracher, Florian Posch, Kimberly Martinod, Ella Grilz, Thomas Däullary, Lena Hell, Christine Brostjan, Christoph Zielinski, Cihan Ay, Denisa D Wagner, Ingrid Pabinger, Johannes Thaler
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are decondensed chromatin fibers which might play a role in the prothrombotic state of cancer patients. OBJECTIVES: Here we investigated whether citrullinated histone H3 (H3Cit), a biomarker for NET formation, cell-free DNA (cfDNA), and nucleosomes predict venous thromboembolism (VTE) in cancer patients. PATIENTS/METHODS: Nine-hundred-forty-six patients with newly-diagnosed cancer or progression after remission were enrolled in this prospective observational cohort study...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323282/mll2-conveys-transcription-independent-h3k4-trimethylation-in-oocytes
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Courtney W Hanna, Aaron Taudt, Jiahao Huang, Lenka Gahurova, Andrea Kranz, Simon Andrews, Wendy Dean, A Francis Stewart, Maria Colomé-Tatché, Gavin Kelsey
Histone 3 K4 trimethylation (depositing H3K4me3 marks) is typically associated with active promoters yet paradoxically occurs at untranscribed domains. Research to delineate the mechanisms of targeting H3K4 methyltransferases is ongoing. The oocyte provides an attractive system to investigate these mechanisms, because extensive H3K4me3 acquisition occurs in nondividing cells. We developed low-input chromatin immunoprecipitation to interrogate H3K4me3, H3K27ac and H3K27me3 marks throughout oogenesis. In nongrowing oocytes, H3K4me3 was restricted to active promoters, but as oogenesis progressed, H3K4me3 accumulated in a transcription-independent manner and was targeted to intergenic regions, putative enhancers and silent H3K27me3-marked promoters...
January 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322246/de-novo-variants-in-setd1b-are-associated-with-intellectual-disability-epilepsy-and-autism
#16
Takuya Hiraide, Mitsuko Nakashima, Kaori Yamoto, Tokiko Fukuda, Mitsuhiro Kato, Hiroko Ikeda, Yoko Sugie, Kazushi Aoto, Tadashi Kaname, Kazuhiko Nakabayashi, Tsutomu Ogata, Naomichi Matsumoto, Hirotomo Saitsu
SETD1B (SET domain containing 1B) is a component of SET1 histone methyltransferase complex, which mediates the methylation of histone H3 on lysine 4 (H3K4). Here, we describe two unrelated individuals with de novo variants in SETD1B identified by trio-based whole exome sequencing: c.5524C>T, p.(Arg1842Trp) and c.5575C>T, p.(Arg1859Cy). The two missense variants occurred at evolutionarily conserved amino acids and are located within the SET domain, which plays a pivotal role in catalyzing histone methylation...
January 10, 2018: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321305/arabidopsis-rna-polymerase-v-mediates-enhanced-compaction-and-silencing-of-geminivirus-and-transposon-chromatin-during-host-recovery-from-infection
#17
Tami Coursey, Elizabeth Regedanz, David M Bisaro
Plants employ RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) and dimethylation of histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9me2) to silence geminiviruses and transposable elements (TEs). We previously showed that canonical RdDM (Pol IV-RdDM) involving RNA polymerases IV and V (Pol IV and Pol V) is required for Arabidopsis thaliana to recover from infection with Beet curly top virus lacking a suppressor protein that inhibits methylation (BCTV L2-). Recovery, which is characterized by reduced viral DNA levels and symptom remission, allows normal floral development...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321036/maternal-engineered-nanomaterial-inhalation-during-gestation-alters-the-fetal-transcriptome
#18
P A Stapleton, Q A Hathaway, C E Nichols, A B Abukabda, M V Pinti, D L Shepherd, C R McBride, J Yi, V C Castranova, J M Hollander, T R Nurkiewicz
BACKGROUND: The integration of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) is well-established and widespread in clinical, commercial, and domestic applications. Cardiovascular dysfunctions have been reported in adult populations after exposure to a variety of ENM. As the diversity of these exposures continues to increase, the fetal ramifications of maternal exposures have yet to be determined. We, and others, have explored the consequences of ENM inhalation during gestation and identified many cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes in the F1 generation...
January 10, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320873/does-progressive-nuclear-staining-with-hemalum-alum-hematoxylin-involve-dna-and-what-is-the-nature-of-the-dye-chromatin-complex
#19
J A Kiernan
Previous investigators have disagreed about whether hemalum stains DNA or its associated nucleoproteins. I review here the literature and describe new experiments in an attempt to resolve the controversy. Hemalum solutions, which contain aluminum ions and hematein, are routinely used to stain nuclei. A solution containing 16 Al3+ ions for each hematein molecule, at pH 2.0-2.5, provides selective progressive staining of chromatin without cytoplasmic or extracellular "background color." Such solutions contain a red cationic dye-metal complex and an excess of Al3+ ions...
January 11, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318784/divalproex-sodium-modulates-nuclear-localization-of-ataxin-3-and-prevents-cellular-toxicity-caused-by-expanded-ataxin-3
#20
Zi-Jian Wang, Aoife Hanet, Daniel Weishäupl, Inês M Martins, Anna S Sowa, Olaf Riess, Thorsten Schmidt
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3), also known as Machado-Joseph disease (MJD), is an autosomal dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disorder and the most common form of SCA worldwide. It is caused by the expansion of a polyglutamine (polyQ) tract in the ataxin-3 protein. Nuclear localization of the affected protein is a key event in the pathology of SCA3 via affecting nuclear organization, transcriptional dysfunction, and seeding aggregations, finally causing neurodegeneration and cell death...
January 9, 2018: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
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