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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925358/castration-induced-changes-in-the-expression-profiles-and-promoter-methylation-of-the-ghr-gene-in-huainan-male-pigs
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Jing Wang, Junfeng Chen, Jiaqing Zhang, Binwen Gao, Xianxiao Bai, Yali Lan, Ping Lin, Hongxia Guo, Yuan Gao, Baosong Xing
Castration plays a regulatory role in growth and carcass traits, particularly in fat deposition, but its molecular mechanisms are still not clear. The present study showed that castration significantly reduced the serum growth hormone and the responses of the growth hormone receptor (GHR), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I), IGF-IR and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) to castration were similar in different adipose tissues. However, the GHR expression trends were opposite between the liver and the adipose tissues; bisulfite sequencing PCR (BSP) showed that its methylation in these two tissues was different...
December 7, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923600/determinants-of-orofacial-clefting-ii-effects-of-5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-on-gene-methylation-during-development-of-the-first-branchial-arch
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Ratnam S Seelan, Partha Mukhopadhyay, Dennis R Warner, Irina A Smolenkova, M Michele Pisano, Robert M Greene
Defects in development of the secondary palate, which arise from the embryonic first branchial arch (1-BA), can cause cleft palate (CP). Administration of 5-Aza-2'-deoxycytidine (AzaD), a demethylating agent, to pregnant mice on gestational day 9.5 resulted in complete penetrance of CP in fetuses. Several genes critical for normal palatogenesis were found to be upregulated in 1-BA, 12hours after AzaD exposure. MethylCap-Seq (MCS) analysis identified several differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in DNA extracted from AzaD-exposed 1-BAs...
December 3, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916276/a-surveillance-mechanism-ensures-repair-of-dna-lesions-during-zygotic-reprogramming
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Sabrina Ladstätter, Kikuë Tachibana-Konwalski
Sexual reproduction culminates in a totipotent zygote with the potential to produce a whole organism. Sperm chromatin reorganization and epigenetic reprogramming that alter DNA and histone modifications generate a totipotent embryo. Active DNA demethylation of the paternal genome has been proposed to involve base excision and DNA repair-based mechanisms. The nature and consequence of DNA lesions generated during reprogramming are not known. Using mouse genetics and chemical biology, we discovered that Tet3-dependent zygotic reprogramming generates paternal DNA lesions that are monitored by a surveillance mechanism...
November 21, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911980/cell-based-dna-demethylation-detection-system-for-screening-of-epigenetic-drugs-in-2d-3d-and-xenograft-models
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Khushboo Agrawal, Viswanath Das, Miroslav Otmar, Marcela Krečmerová, Petr Džubák, Marián Hajdúch
Aberrant DNA methylation that results in silencing of genes has remained a significant interest in cancer research. Despite major advances, the success of epigenetic therapy is elusive due to narrow therapeutic window. A wide variety of naturally occurring epigenetic agents and synthetic molecules that can alter methylation patterns exist, however, their usefulness in epigenetic therapy remains unknown. This underlines the need for effective tumor models for large-scale screening of drug candidates with potent hypomethylation activity...
December 2, 2016: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905578/2-r-fluorinated-mc-hmc-fc-and-cac-triphosphates-are-substrates-for-dna-polymerases-and-tet-enzymes
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A S Schröder, E Parsa, K Iwan, F R Traube, M Wallner, S Serdjukow, T Carell
A deeper investigation of the chemistry that occurs on the newly discovered epigenetic DNA bases 5-hydroxymethyl-(hmdC), 5-formyl-(fdC), and 5-carboxy-deoxycytidine (cadC) requires chemical tool compounds, which are able to dissect the different potential reaction pathways in cells. Here we report that the 2'-(R)-fluorinated derivatives F-hmdC, F-fdC, and F-cadC, which are resistant to removal by base excision repair, are good substrates for DNA polymerases and TET enzymes. This result shows that the fluorinated compounds are ideal tool substances to investigate potential C-C-bond cleaving reactions in the context of active demethylation...
December 1, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902763/temperature-shift-alters-dna-methylation-and-histone-modification-patterns-in-gonadal-aromatase-cyp19a1-gene-in-species-with-temperature-dependent-sex-determination
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Yuiko Matsumoto, Brette Hannigan, David Crews
The environment surrounding the embryos has a profound impact on the developmental process and phenotypic outcomes of the organism. In species with temperature-dependent sex determination, gonadal sex is determined by the incubation temperature of the eggs. A mechanistic link between temperature and transcriptional regulation of developmental genes, however, remains elusive. In this study, we examine the changes in DNA methylation and histone modification patterns of the aromatase (cyp19a1) gene in embryonic gonads of red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta) subjected to a temperature shift during development...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893715/tgf%C3%AE-promotes-mesenchymal-phenotype-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-in-part-through-epigenetic-activation-of-vav1
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P-H Huang, P-J Lu, L-Y Ding, P-C Chu, W-Y Hsu, C-S Chen, C-C Tsao, B-H Chen, C-T Lee, Y-S Shan, C-S Chen
The highly homeostasis-resistant nature of cancer cells leads to their escape from treatment and to liver metastasis, which in turn makes pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) difficult to treat, especially the squamous/epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like subtype. As the molecular mechanisms underlying tumour heterogeneity remain elusive, we investigated whether epigenetic regulation might explain inter-individual differences in the progression of specific subtypes. DNA methylation profiling performed on cancer tissues prior to chemo/radiotherapy identified one hypermethylated CpG site (CpG6882469) in the VAV1 gene body that was correlated with demethylation of two promoter CpGs (CpG6772370/CpG6772811) in both PDAC and peripheral blood...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890639/oxidized-c5-methyl-cytosine-bases-in-dna-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-5-formylcytosine-and-5-carboxycytosine
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Arne Klungland, Adam B Robertson
Recent reports suggest that the Tet enzyme family catalytically oxidize 5-methylcytosine in mammalian cells. The oxidation of 5-methylcytosine can result in three chemically distinct species - 5-hydroxymethylcytsine, 5-formylcytosine, and 5-carboxycytosine. While the base excision repair machinery processes 5-formylcytosine and 5-carboxycytosine rapidly, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine is stable under physiological conditions. As a stable modification 5-hydroxymethylcytosine has a broad range of functions, from stem cell pluriopotency to tumorigenesis...
November 24, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885421/role-of-vernalization-mediated-demethylation-in-the-floral-transition-of-brassica-rapa
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Weike Duan, Huijun Zhang, Bei Zhang, Xiaoting Wu, Shuaixu Shao, Ying Li, Xilin Hou, Tongkun Liu
Vernalization-mediated demethylation of BrCKA2 (casein kinase II α-subunit) and BrCKB4 (casein kinase II β-subunit) shorten the period of the clock gene BrCCA1 (circadian clock associated 1) in Brassica rapa. Photoperiod and vernalization are two environmental cues involved in the regulation of floral transition, but the ways in which they interact remain unclear. DNA methylation is one of the main mechanisms involved in controlling the functional state of chromatin and gene expression in response to environmental signals...
November 24, 2016: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879253/the-yin-yang-dynamics-of-dna-methylation-is-the-key-regulator-for-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype-switch-and-vascular-remodeling
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Jianhui Zhuang, Peipei Luan, Hailing Li, Kai Wang, Pei Zhang, Yawei Xu, Wenhui Peng
OBJECTIVE: DNA methylation plays an important role in chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis, yet the mechanisms are poorly understood. The objective of our study is to indicate the regulatory mechanisms of DNA methylation in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) and its roles in atherosclerosis. APPROACH AND RESULTS: In ApoE(-/-) mice fed a Western diet, DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, significantly attenuated atherosclerotic lesions (20...
November 22, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877174/dna-methyltransferase-inhibitor-promotes-human-cd4-cd25-h-foxp3-regulatory-t-lymphocyte-induction-under-suboptimal-tcr-stimulation
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Chun-Hao Lu, Cheng-Jang Wu, Cheng-Chi Chan, Duc T Nguyen, Kuo-Ray Lin, Syh-Jae Lin, Li-Chen Chen, Jeffrey Jong-Yong Yen, Ming-Ling Kuo
The "master transcription factor" FOXP3 regulates the differentiation, homeostasis, and suppressor function of CD4(+) regulatory T (Treg) cells, which are critical in maintaining immune tolerance. Epigenetic regulation of FOXP3 expression has been demonstrated to be important to Treg cell development, but the induction of human Treg cells through epigenetic modification has not been clearly described. We report that the combination of the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-azacytidine (5-Aza) and suboptimal T cell receptor (TCR) stimulation promoted CD4(+)CD25(h)FOXP3(+) T cell induction from human CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869171/epigenetic-activation-of-the-prostaglandin-receptor-ep4-promotes-resistance-to-endocrine-therapy-for-breast-cancer
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J F Hiken, J I McDonald, K F Decker, C Sanchez, J Hoog, N D VanderKraats, K L Jung, M Akinhanmi, L E Rois, M J Ellis, J R Edwards
Approximately 75% of breast cancers express estrogen receptor α (ERα) and depend on estrogen signals for continued growth. Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) prevent estrogen production and inhibit ER signaling, resulting in decreased cancer recurrence and mortality. Advanced tumors treated with AIs almost always develop resistance to these drugs via the upregulation of alternative growth signals. The mechanisms that drive this resistance-especially epigenetic events that alter gene expression-are, however, not well understood...
November 21, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866876/prdm14-drives-oct3-4-recruitment-via-active-demethylation-in-the-transition-from-primed-to-naive-pluripotency
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Naoki Okashita, Yoshiaki Suwa, Osamu Nishimura, Nao Sakashita, Mitsutaka Kadota, Go Nagamatsu, Masanori Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kashida, Ayaka Nakajima, Makoto Tachibana, Yoshiyuki Seki
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are specified from epiblast cells in mice. Genes associated with naive pluripotency are repressed in the transition from inner cell mass to epiblast cells, followed by upregulation after PGC specification. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the reactivation of pluripotency genes are poorly characterized. Here, we exploited the in vitro differentiation of epiblast-like cells (EpiLCs) from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to elucidate the molecular and epigenetic functions of PR domain-containing 14 (PRDM14)...
November 14, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863907/evidence-of-epigenetic-tags-in-cardiac-fibrosis
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Vincenzo Grimaldi, Maria Rosaria De Pascale, Alberto Zullo, Andrea Soricelli, Teresa Infante, Francesco Paolo Mancini, Claudio Napoli
In cardiac fibrosis, following an injury or a stress, non-functional fibrotic tissue substitutes normal myocardium, thus leading to progressive heart failure. Activated fibroblasts are principal determinants of cardiac fibrosis by producing excessive fibrotic extracellular matrix and causing hypertrophy of cardiomyocytes. Epigenetic changes, such as DNA methylation, histone modifications, and miRNAs have been involved in these mechanisms. Therefore, there is a strong interest in reverting such epigenetic transformations in order to arrest myocardial fibrotic degeneration...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863519/tet-dependent-regulation-of-retrotransposable-elements-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Lorenzo de la Rica, Özgen Deniz, Kevin C L Cheng, Christopher D Todd, Cristina Cruz, Jonathan Houseley, Miguel R Branco
BACKGROUND: Ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes oxidise DNA methylation as part of an active demethylation pathway. Despite extensive research into the role of TETs in genome regulation, little is known about their effect on transposable elements (TEs), which make up nearly half of the mouse and human genomes. Epigenetic mechanisms controlling TEs have the potential to affect their mobility and to drive the co-adoption of TEs for the benefit of the host. RESULTS: We performed a detailed investigation of the role of TET enzymes in the regulation of TEs in mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...
November 18, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863429/epigenetically-upregulated-wipf1-plays-a-major-role-in-braf-v600e-promoted-papillary-thyroid-cancer-aggressiveness
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Tao Zhang, Xiaopei Shen, Rengyun Liu, Guangwu Zhu, Justin Bishop, Mingzhao Xing
How the BRAF V600E mutation promotes the pathogenesis and aggressiveness of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is not completely understood. Here we explored a novel mechanism involving WASP interacting protein family member 1 (WIPF1). In PTC tumors, compared with the wild-type BRAF, BRAF V600E was associated with over-expression and hypomethylation of the WIPF1 gene. In thyroid cancer cell lines with wild-type BRAF, WIPF1 expression was robustly upregulated upon introduced expression of BRAF V600E (P=0.03) whereas the opposite was seen upon BRAF knockdown or treatment with BRAF V600E or MEK inhibitors in cells harboring BRAF V600E...
November 16, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859411/dna-demethylation-pathways-additional-players-and-regulators
#17
Matthias Bochtler, Agnieszka Kolano, Guo-Liang Xu
DNA demethylation can occur passively by "dilution" of methylation marks by DNA replication, or actively and independently of DNA replication. Direct conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to cytosine (C), as originally proposed, does not occur. Instead, active DNA methylation involves oxidation of the methylated base by ten-eleven translocations (TETs), or deamination of the methylated or a nearby base by activation induced deaminase (AID). The modified nucleotide, possibly together with surrounding nucleotides, is then replaced by the BER pathway...
November 16, 2016: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856615/epigenetic-regulation-of-intestinal-stem-cells-by-tet1-mediated-dna-hydroxymethylation
#18
Rinho Kim, Karyn L Sheaffer, Inchan Choi, Kyoung-Jae Won, Klaus H Kaestner
Methylated cytosines are associated with gene silencing. The ten-eleven translocation (TET) hydroxylases, which oxidize methylated cytosines to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), are essential for cytosine demethylation. Gene silencing and activation are critical for intestinal stem cell (ISC) maintenance and differentiation, but the potential role of TET hydroxylases in these processes has not yet been examined. Here, we generated genome-wide maps of the 5hmC mark in ISCs and their differentiated progeny. Genes with high levels of hydroxymethylation in ISCs are strongly associated with Wnt signaling and developmental processes...
November 17, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852070/epigenetic-silencing-of-tet2-and-tet3-induces-an-emt-like-process-in-melanoma
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Fuxing Gong, Yu Guo, Yiqian Niu, Jiawei Jin, Xiaojuan Zhang, Xiaoqian Shi, Limeng Zhang, Runting Li, Longxin Chen, Runlin Z Ma
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) is a critical step in the progression of cancer. Malignant melanoma, a cancer developed from pigmented melanocytes, metastasizes through an EMT-like process. Ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes, catalyzing the conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxylmethylcytosine (5-hmC), are down regulated in melanoma. However, their roles in the progression and the EMT-like process of melanoma are not fully understood. Here we report that DNA methylation induced silencing of TET2 and TET3 are responsible for the EMT-like process and the metastasis of melanoma...
November 12, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833031/vitamin-c-enhances-substantially-formation-of-5-hydroxymethyluracil-in-cellular-dna
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Martyna Modrzejewska, Maciej Gawronski, Magdalena Skonieczna, Ewelina Zarakowska, Marta Starczak, Marek Foksinski, Joanna Rzeszowska-Wolny, Daniel Gackowski, Ryszard Olinski
The most plausible mechanism behind active demethylation of 5-methylcytosine involves TET proteins which participate in oxidation of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine; the latter is further oxidized to 5-formylcytosine and 5-carboxycytosine. 5-Hydroxymethyluracil can be also generated from thymine in a TET-catalyzed process. Ascorbate was previously demonstrated to enhance generation of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in cultured cells. The aim of this study was to determine the levels of the abovementioned TET-mediated oxidation products of 5-methylcytosine and thymine after addition of ascorbate, using an isotope-dilution automated online two-dimensional ultra-performance liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry...
November 8, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
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