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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729426/glycerol-3-phosphate-acyltransferase-2-is-essential-for-normal-spermatogenesis
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Maria Belen Garcia-Fabiani, Mauro A Montanaro, Pablo Stringa, Ezequiel Lacunza, Elizabeth R Cattaneo, Marianela Santana, Magali Pellon-Maison, Maria R Gonzalez-Baro
Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferases (GPAT) catalyze the first and rate-limiting step in the de novo glycerolipid synthesis. The GPAT2 isoform differs from the other isoforms because its expression is restricted to male germ cells and cancer cells. It has been recently reported that GPAT2 expression in mouse testis fluctuates during sexual maturation and that it is regulated by epigenetic mechanisms in combination with vitamin A derivatives. Despite progress made in this field, information about GPAT2 role in the developing male germ cells remains unclear...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726739/5-aza-2-2-difluroro-deoxycytidine-nuc013-a-novel-nucleoside-dna-methyl-transferase-inhibitor-and-ribonucleotide-reductase-inhibitor-for-the-treatment-of-cancer
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Richard Daifuku, Zhenbo Hu, Yogen Saunthararajah
Tumor suppressor genes can be silenced genetically as well as epigenetically. One approach to reversing epigenetic suppression of tumor suppressor genes is to inhibit DNA methyl transferase. 5-aza-2',2'-diflurorodeoxycytidine (NUC013) is a novel DNA methyl transferase and ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor that is a more potent inhibitor of growth than decitabine in the NCI 60 cancer cell line panel. NUC013 is more active than decitabine against p53-null/mutant cancer cell lines (p = 0.027) but is even more so against p53 wild-type (WT) cell lines (p = 0...
July 20, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723643/methyltransferase-g9a-promotes-cervical-cancer-angiogenesis-and-decreases-patient-survival
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Ruey-Jien Chen, Chia-Tung Shun, Men-Luh Yen, Chia-Hung Chou, Ming-Chieh Lin
Research suggests that the epigenetic regulator G9a, a H3K9 histone methyltransferase, is involved in cancer invasion and metastasis. Here we show that G9a is linked to cancer angiogenesis and poor patient survival. Invasive cervical cancer has a higher G9a expression than cancer precursors or normal epithelium. Pharmacological inhibition and genetic silencing of G9a suppresses H3K9 methylation, cancer cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and cancer cell invasion/migration, but not apoptosis. Microarray and quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analyses reveal that G9a induces a cohort of angiogenic factors that include angiogenin, interleukin-8, and C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 16...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721828/mir-149-as-a-potential-molecular-target-for-cancer
#4
Suet Hui Ow, Pei Jou Chua, Boon Huat Bay
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding nucleotides that regulate the expression of proteins. They play major roles in fundamental cellular processes. Aberrant expression of miRNAs has been frequently detected in cancers. miR-149 has been implicated in tumor progression by regulating cellular proliferation, migration, invasion, epithelial-mesenchymal-transition and chemoresistance. There have been reports that miR-149 can function both as an oncogene or tumor suppressor, depending on the type of cancer, thereby giving rise to the possibility of utilizing miR-149 mimics and inhibitors for cancer therapy...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720543/involvement-of-the-bh3-only-pro-apoptotic-bik-nbk-in-braf-mek-inhibitor-induced-apoptosis-in-melanoma-cell-lines
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Andreas Borst, Sebastian Haferkamp, Johannes Grimm, Manuel Rösch, Guannan Zhu, Sen Guo, Chunying Li, Tianwen Gao, Svenja Meierjohann, David Schrama, Roland Houben
In patients with BRAF-mutated melanoma specific inhibitors of BRAF(V600E) and MEK1/2 frequently induce initial tumor reduction, frequently followed by relapse. As demonstrated previously, BRAF(V600E)-inhibition induces apoptosis only in a fraction of treated cells, while the remaining arrest and survive providing a source or a niche for relapse. To identify factors contributing to the differential initial response towards BRAF/MEK inhibition, we established M14 melanoma cell line-derived single cell clones responding to treatment with BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib and MEK inhibitor trametinib predominantly with either cell cycle arrest (CCA-cells) or apoptosis (A-cells)...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718376/riz1-and-histone-methylation-status-in-pituitary-adenomas
#6
Yake Xue, Ruokun Chen, Wei Du, Fengdong Yang, Xinting Wei
RIZ1 displays strong tumor-suppressive activities, which has a potential histone methyltransferase activity. The objective of the study was to evaluate the level and the methylation status of RIZ1 and analyze its association with clinicopathological features and the histone in the pituitary adenomas. We found that RIZ1-positive cases were 11/50 and H-Scores 22.75 ± 11.83 in invasive pituitary adenomas and 26/53 and 66.3 ± 21.7 in non-invasive pituitary adenomas (χ(2) = 8.182, p = 0.004). RIZ1 and C-myc showed the opposite trend in these cases...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717007/epigenetic-suppression-of-human-telomerase-htert-is-mediated-by-the-metastasis-suppressor-nme2-in-a-g-quadruplex-dependent-fashion
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Dhurjhoti Saha, Ankita Singh, Tabish Hussain, Vivek Srivastava, Suman Sengupta, Anirban Kar, Parashar Dhapola, Vishnu Dhople, Ramesh Ummani, Shantanu Chowdhury
Transcriptional activation of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene, which remains repressed in adult somatic cells, is critical during tumorigenesis. Several transcription factors and the epigenetic state of the hTERT promoter are known to be important for tight control of hTERT in normal tissues, but the molecular mechanisms leading to hTERT reactivation in cancer are not well understood. Surprisingly, here we found occupancy of the metastasis suppressor nonmetastatic 2 (NME2) within hTERT core promoter in HT1080 fibrosarcoma cells and HCT116 colon cancer cells, and NME2 mediated transcriptional repression of hTERT in these cells...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716899/hdac1-upregulation-by-nanog-promotes-multidrug-resistance-and-a-stem-like-phenotype-in-immune-edited-tumor-cells
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Kwon-Ho Song, Chel Hun Choi, Hyo-Jung Lee, Se Jin Oh, Seon Rang Woo, Soon-Oh Hong, Kyung Hee Noh, Hanbyoul Cho, Eun Joo Chung, Jae-Hoon Kim, Joon-Yong Chung, Stephen M Hewitt, Seungki Baek, Kyung-Mi Lee, Cassian Yee, Minjoo Son, Chih-Ping Mao, T-C Wu, Tae Woo Kim
Cancer immunoediting drives the adaptation of tumor cells to host immune surveillance. Immunoediting driven by antigen (Ag)-specific T cells enriches NANOG expression in tumor cells, resulting in a stem-like phenotype and immune resistance. Here we identify HDAC1 as a key mediator of the NANOG-associated phenotype. NANOG upregulated HDAC1 through promoter occupancy, thereby decreasing histone H3 acetylation on K14 and K27. NANOG-dependent, HDAC1-driven epigenetic silencing of cell cycle inhibitor CDKN2D and CDKN1B induced stem-like features...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716711/epigenetic-silencing-of-mirna-143-regulates-apoptosis-by-targeting-bcl2-in-human-intervertebral-disc-degeneration
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Kangcheng Zhao, Yukun Zhang, Kang Liang, Yu Song, Kun Wang, Shuai Li, Xinghuo Wu, Wenbin Hua, Zengwu Shao, Shuhua Yang, Cao Yang
Accumulating evidence indicates that microRNAs can regulate the apoptosis of various cells. Apoptosis of nucleus pulposus cells plays an important role in the progression of intervertebral disc degeneration. The aim of this study is to investigate whether microRNA-143 (miRNA-143) is involved in the progression of intervertebral disc degeneration. In this study, the expression of miRNA-143 and its biological modulatory effects were examined. Messenger RNA and protein expression of miRNA-143 and B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) in both normal and degenerative disc tissues was determined by using RT-PCR and western-blot assays...
July 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715427/global-analysis-of-dna-methylation-in-young-j1-and-senescent-j2-gossypium-hirsutum-l-cotyledons-by-medip-seq
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Lingling Dou, Xiaoyun Jia, Hengling Wei, Shuli Fan, Hantao Wang, Yaning Guo, Shan Duan, Chaoyou Pang, Shuxun Yu
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification regulating gene expression, genomic imprinting, transposon silencing and chromatin structure in plants and plays an important role in leaf senescence. However, the DNA methylation pattern during Gossypium hirsutum L. cotyledon senescence is poorly understood. In this study, global DNA methylation patterns were compared between two cotyledon development stages, young (J1) and senescence (J2), using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP-Seq). Methylated cytosine occurred mostly in repeat elements, especially LTR/Gypsy in both J1 and J2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712876/drosophila-sce-dring-e3-ligase-inhibits-apoptosis-in-a-dp53-dependent-manner
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Rocío Simón, Carolina J Simoes da Silva, Sol Fereres, Ana Busturia
The Polycomb group (PcG) of proteins control developmental gene silencing and are highly conserved between flies and mammals. PcG proteins function by controlling post-translational modification of histones, such as ubiquitylation, which impacts chromatin compaction and thus gene transcription. Changes in PcG cellular levels have drastic effects on organismal development and are involved in the generation of human pathologies such as cancer. However, the mechanisms controlling their levels of expression and their physiological effects are only partially understood...
July 13, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709726/induction-and-maintenance-of-regulatory-t-cells-by-transcription-factors-and-epigenetic-modifications
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REVIEW
Mana Iizuka-Koga, Hiroko Nakatsukasa, Minako Ito, Takashi Akanuma, Qianjin Lu, Akihiko Yoshimura
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are an essential cell subset for the maintenance of immune homeostasis. Foxp3 (Forkhead box P3) is the Treg master gene which is essential for immune suppressing activity. In addition, Tregs are characterized by a distinct pattern of gene expression, including upregulation of immune-suppressive genes and silencing of inflammatory genes. The molecular mechanisms of Treg development and maintenance have been intensively investigated. Tregs are characterized by expression of the transcription factor Foxp3...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709704/epigenetic-silencing-of-mlh1-in-endometrial-cancers-is-associated-with-larger-tumor-volume-increased-rate-of-lymph-node-positivity-and-reduced-recurrence-free-survival
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Casey M Cosgrove, David E Cohn, Heather Hampel, Wendy L Frankel, Dan Jones, Joseph P McElroy, Adrian A Suarez, Weiqiang Zhao, Wei Chen, Ritu Salani, Larry J Copeland, David M O'Malley, Jeffrey M Fowler, Ahmet Yilmaz, Alexis S Chassen, Rachel Pearlman, Paul J Goodfellow, Floor J Backes
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between mismatch repair (MMR) classification and clinicopathologic features including tumor volume, and explore outcomes by MMR class in a contemporary cohort. METHODS: Single institution cohort evaluating MMR classification for endometrial cancers (EC). MMR immunohistochemistry (IHC)±microsatellite instability (MSI) testing and reflex MLH1 methylation testing was performed. Tumors with MMR abnormalities by IHC or MSI and MLH1 methylation were classified as epigenetic MMR deficiency while those without MLH1 methylation were classified as probable MMR mutations...
July 11, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706507/epigenetics-and-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
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REVIEW
Fabio Coppedè
Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic modifications, including changes in DNA methylation, covalent modifications of histone tails, and gene silencing mediated by non-coding RNA molecules, play a substantial role in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disorders and might be seen as the result of environmental insults that trigger these conditions. Studies in cells and tissues of patients with autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD), and particularly in Graves' disease (GD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), are increasingly revealing altered epigenetic marks and resultant deregulation of gene expression levels, but the available data are still limited to be translated into the clinical settings...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706445/histone-demethylase-kdm2b-upregulates-histone-methyltransferase-ezh2-expression-and-contributes-to-the-progression-of-ovarian-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yan Kuang, Fangfang Lu, Jianfeng Guo, Hong Xu, Qi Wang, Chaohuan Xu, Longjia Zeng, Suyi Yi
Aberrant histone methylation contributes to the progression and development of many tumors. Histone methylation is a dynamic process regulated by both histone demethylase and histone methyltransferase, which ultimately alters the levels of gene transcription. However, the relationship between histone demethylase and histone methyltransferase, as well as their regulatory mechanisms in ovarian cancer development, is still unclear. Lysine-specific demethylase 2B (KDM2B) is a key demethylase of H3K36me3 and H3K4me3 that regulates gene expression and plays a role in tumorigenesis via epigenetic mechanisms...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706212/epigenetics-of-the-preferential-silencing-of-brachypodium-stacei-originated-35s-rdna-loci-in-the-allotetraploid-grass-brachypodium-hybridum
#16
Natalia Borowska-Zuchowska, Robert Hasterok
Nucleolar dominance (ND), initially described as 'differential amphiplasty', is a phenomenon observed in some plant and animal allopolyploids and hybrids in which the selective suppression of the activity of 35S rRNA gene loci that have been inherited from one of the two or more ancestral genomes occurs. Although more than 80 years have passed since the discovery of ND, there is still a significant lack in our understanding of the mechanisms that determine this phenomenon. Here, we aimed to investigate the epigenetic status of 35S rRNA gene loci in the monocotyledonous Brachypodium hybridum, which is an allotetraploid that has resulted from a cross between B...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706132/identification-of-a-novel-metastasis-inducing-lncrna-which-suppresses-the-kai1-cd82-metastasis-suppressor-gene-and-is-upregulated-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#17
Ronni Aram, Iris Dotan, Agnes Hotz-Wagenblatt, Dan Canaani
Inactivation of tumor/metastasis suppressor genes via epigenetic silencing is a frequent event in human cancers. KAI1/CD82 is a metastasis suppressor gene whose normal protecting activity is deficient in twelve different solid malignancies. Here we have identified and characterized a primarily nuclear non-polyadenylated, antisense (as)-lncRNA, initiating upstream of the KAI1 human metastasis suppressor gene transcription start site; and elongating in the opposite direction to KAI1 mRNA. We show that the KAI1 promoter is bi-directional giving rise to KAI1 mRNA and its as-lncRNA...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699519/the-tat-p-tefb-protein-protein-interaction-determining-transcriptional-activation-of-hiv
#18
Kaori Asamitsu, Takashi Okamoto
Human immunodeficiency virus type (HIV) transcription is crucial for its life cycle and is primarily involved in the maintenance of viral latency. HIV transcription is regulated by both viral and cellular transcription factors. Numerous epigenetic factors, as well as transcriptional suppressor proteins, play major roles in the maintenance of transcriptional silencing of viral gene expression from the proviral DNA. Once inducible transcription factors such as nuclear factor B are activated through extracellular signaling, viral latency is terminated and transcription from the silenced proviral DNA is initiated...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698275/crispr-cas9-genome-editing-reveals-that-the-intron-is-not-essential-for-var2csa-gene-activation-or-silencing-in-plasmodium-falciparum
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Jessica M Bryant, Clément Regnault, Christine Scheidig-Benatar, Sebastian Baumgarten, Julien Guizetti, Artur Scherf
Plasmodium falciparum relies on monoallelic expression of 1 of 60 var virulence genes for antigenic variation and host immune evasion. Each var gene contains a conserved intron which has been implicated in previous studies in both activation and repression of transcription via several epigenetic mechanisms, including interaction with the var promoter, production of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), and localization to repressive perinuclear sites. However, functional studies have relied primarily on artificial expression constructs...
July 11, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698219/the-transcription-factor-c-ebp%C3%AE-in-the-dorsal-root-ganglion-contributes-to-peripheral-nerve-trauma-induced-nociceptive-hypersensitivity
#20
Zhisong Li, Yuanyuan Mao, Lingli Liang, Shaogen Wu, Jingjing Yuan, Kai Mo, Weihua Cai, Qingxiang Mao, Jing Cao, Alex Bekker, Wei Zhang, Yuan-Xiang Tao
Changes in gene transcription in the dorsal root ganglion (DRG) after nerve trauma contribute to the genesis of neuropathic pain. We report that peripheral nerve trauma caused by chronic constriction injury (CCI) increased the abundance of the transcription factor C/EBPβ (CCAAT/enhancer binding protein β) in the DRG. Blocking this increase mitigated the development and maintenance of CCI-induced mechanical, thermal, and cold pain hypersensitivities without affecting basal responses to acute pain and locomotor activity...
July 11, 2017: Science Signaling
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