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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521327/epigenomics-pharmacoepigenomics-and-personalized-medicine-in-cervical-cancer
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Shama Prasada Kabekkodu, Sanjiban Chakrabarty, Supriti Ghosh, Angela Brand, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
Epigenomics encompasses the study of genome-wide changes in DNA methylation, histone modifications and noncoding RNAs leading to altered transcription, chromatin structure, and posttranscription RNA processing, respectively, resulting in an altered rate of gene expression. The role of epigenetic modifications facilitating human diseases is well established. Previous studies have identified histone and cytosine code during normal and pathological conditions with special emphasis on how these modifications regulate transcriptional events...
May 19, 2017: Public Health Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515341/bet-bromodomain-inhibition-suppresses-innate-inflammatory-and-profibrotic-transcriptional-networks-in-heart-failure
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Qiming Duan, Sarah McMahon, Priti Anand, Hirsh Shah, Sean Thomas, Hazel T Salunga, Yu Huang, Rongli Zhang, Aarathi Sahadevan, Madeleine E Lemieux, Jonathan D Brown, Deepak Srivastava, James E Bradner, Timothy A McKinsey, Saptarsi M Haldar
Despite current standard of care, the average 5-year mortality after an initial diagnosis of heart failure (HF) is about 40%, reflecting an urgent need for new therapeutic approaches. Previous studies demonstrated that the epigenetic reader protein bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4), an emerging therapeutic target in cancer, functions as a critical coactivator of pathologic gene transactivation during cardiomyocyte hypertrophy. However, the therapeutic relevance of these findings to human disease remained unknown...
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514750/epigenome-wide-association-study-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-identification-of-stochastic-epigenetic-mutations-through-an-innovative-statistical-approach
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REVIEW
Davide Gentilini, Stefania Scala, Germano Gaudenzi, Paolo Garagnani, Miriam Capri, Matteo Cescon, Gian Luca Grazi, Maria Giulia Bacalini, Serena Pisoni, Alessandra Dicitore, Luisa Circelli, Sara Santagata, Francesco Izzo, Anna Maria Di Blasio, Luca Persani, Claudio Franceschi, Giovanni Vitale
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) results from accumulation of both genetic and epigenetic alterations. We investigated the genome-wide DNA methylation profile in 69 pairs of HCC and adjacent non-cancerous liver tissues using the Infinium HumanMethylation 450K BeadChip array. An innovative analytical approach has been adopted to identify Stochastic Epigenetic Mutations (SEMs) in HCC.HCC and peritumoral tissues showed a different epigenetic profile, mainly characterized by loss of DNA methylation in HCC. Total number of SEMs was significantly higher in HCC tumor (median: 77,370) than in peritumoral (median: 5,656) tissues and correlated with tumor grade...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513632/how-to-stomach-an-epigenetic-insult-the-gastric-cancer-epigenome
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REVIEW
Nisha Padmanabhan, Toshikazu Ushijima, Patrick Tan
Gastric cancer is a deadly malignancy afflicting close to a million people worldwide. Patient survival is poor and largely due to late diagnosis and suboptimal therapies. Disease heterogeneity is a substantial obstacle, underscoring the need for precision treatment strategies. Studies have identified different subgroups of gastric cancer displaying not just genetic, but also distinct epigenetic hallmarks. Accumulating evidence suggests that epigenetic abnormalities in gastric cancer are not mere bystander events, but rather promote carcinogenesis through active mechanisms...
May 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505320/graph-based-semi-supervised-learning-with-genomic-data-integration-using-condition-responsive-genes-applied-to-phenotype-classification
#5
Abolfazl Doostparast Torshizi, Linda R Petzold
Objective: Data integration methods that combine data from different molecular levels such as genome, epigenome, transcriptome, etc., have received a great deal of interest in the past few years. It has been demonstrated that the synergistic effects of different biological data types can boost learning capabilities and lead to a better understanding of the underlying interactions among molecular levels. Methods: In this paper we present a graph-based semi-supervised classification algorithm that incorporates latent biological knowledge in the form of biological pathways with gene expression and DNA methylation data...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505071/myc-master-regulator-of-the-cancer-epigenome-and-transcriptome
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REVIEW
Candace J Poole, Jan van Riggelen
Overexpression of MYC is a hallmark of many human cancers. The MYC oncogene has long been thought to execute its neoplastic functions by acting as a classic transcription factor, deregulating the expression of a large number of specific target genes. However, MYC's influence on many of these target genes is rather modest and there is little overlap between MYC regulated genes in different cell types, leaving many mechanistic questions unanswered. Recent advances in the field challenge the dogma further, revealing a role for MYC that extends beyond the traditional concept of a sequence-specific transcription factor...
May 13, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500316/establishment-of-a-strong-link-between-smoking-and-cancer-pathogenesis-through-dna-methylation-analysis
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Yunlong Ma, Ming D Li
Smoking is a well-documented risk factor in various cancers, especially lung cancer. In the current study, we tested the hypothesis that abnormal DNAm loci associated with smoking are enriched in genes and pathways that convey a risk of cancer by determining whether smoking-related methylated genes led to enrichment in cancer-related pathways. We analyzed two sets of smoking-related methylated genes from 28 studies originating from blood and buccal samples. By analyzing 320 methylated genes from 26 studies on blood samples (N = 17,675), we found 57 enriched pathways associated with different types of cancer (FDR < 0...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499883/the-role-of-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-development-aging-and-age-related-diseases
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REVIEW
V López, A F Fernández, M F Fraga
DNA methylation at the fifth position of cytosines (5mC) represents a major epigenetic modification in mammals. The recent discovery of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), resulting from 5mC oxidation, is redefining our view of the epigenome, as multiple studies indicate that 5hmC is not simply an intermediate of DNA demethylation, but a genuine epigenetic mark that may play an important functional role in gene regulation. Currently, the availability of platforms that discriminates between the presence of 5mC and 5hmC at single-base resolution is starting to shed light on the functions of 5hmC...
May 10, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499349/epimetheus-a-multi-profile-normalizer-for-epigenomic-sequencing-data
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Mohamed-Ashick M Saleem, Marco-Antonio Mendoza-Parra, Pierre-Etienne Cholley, Matthias Blum, Hinrich Gronemeyer
BACKGROUND: Exponentially increasing numbers of NGS-based epigenomic datasets in public repositories like GEO constitute an enormous source of information that is invaluable for integrative and comparative studies of gene regulatory mechanisms. One of today's challenges for such studies is to identify functionally informative local and global patterns of chromatin states in order to describe the regulatory impact of the epigenome in normal cell physiology and in case of pathological aberrations...
May 12, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487883/genetic-and-epigenetic-profiling-of-a-solitary-peutz-jeghers-colon-polyp
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Heinz Linhart, Felix Bormann, Barbara Hutter, Benedikt Brors, Frank Lyko
Colon polyps represent precursor lesions of colon cancers and their malignant potential varies according to histological subtype. A rare subtype of colon polyps is the Peutz-Jeghers (PJ) polyp. PJ polyps mostly occur in the context of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, which is characterized by the development of multiple polyps in the intestinal tract and hyperpigmentation of oral mucosa and lips. Peutz-Jeghers is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by pathogenic variants of the serine threonine kinase STK11. PJ polyps very rarely occur outside of the syndrome and are then referred to as solitary PJ polyps...
May 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486103/tackling-resistance-to-pi3k-inhibition-by-targeting-the-epigenome
#11
Shany Koren, Mohamed Bentires-Alj
Phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) pathway inhibitors have emerged as promising therapeutic agents for estrogen receptor (ERα)-positive breast cancers. However, incipient resistance limits the clinical benefit. Toska and colleagues identified that the epigenetic regulator KMT2D enhances ERα activity in BYL719-treated PIK3CA mutant breast cancer, leading to a rationale for targeting the epigenome and PI3K signaling.
May 8, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481734/hlj1-dnajb4-gene-is-a-novel-biomarker-candidate-in-breast-cancer
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Tolga Acun, Natalie Doberstein, Jens K Habermann, Timo Gemoll, Christoph Thorns, Emin Oztas, Thomas Ried
Breast cancer is the most common cancer type and cause of cancer-related mortality among women worldwide. New biomarker discovery is crucial for diagnostic innovation and personalized medicine in breast cancer. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) have been increasingly reported as biomarkers and potential drug targets for cancers. HLJ1 (DNAJB4) belongs to the DNAJ (HSP40) family of HSPs and is regarded as a tumor suppressor gene in lung, colon, and gastric cancers. However, the role of the HLJ1 gene in breast cancer is currently unknown...
May 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476633/dna-methylation-in-lung-tissues-of-mouse-offspring-exposed-in-utero-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Trevor J Fish, Abby D Benninghoff
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) comprise an important class of environmental pollutants that are known to cause lung cancer in animals and are suspected lung carcinogens in humans. Moreover, evidence from cell-based studies points to PAHs as modulators of the epigenome. The objective of this work was to assess patterns of genome-wide DNA methylation in lung tissues of adult offspring initiated in utero with the transplacental PAH carcinogens dibenzo [def,p]chrysene (DBC) or benzo [a]pyrene (BaP). Genome-wide methylation patterns for normal (not exposed), normal adjacent and lung tumor tissues obtained from adult offspring were determined using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) with the NimbleGen mouse DNA methylation CpG island array...
May 2, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473583/integration-of-cpg-free-dna-induces-de-novo-methylation-of-cpg-islands-in-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Yuta Takahashi, Jun Wu, Keiichiro Suzuki, Paloma Martinez-Redondo, Mo Li, Hsin-Kai Liao, Min-Zu Wu, Reyna Hernández-Benítez, Tomoaki Hishida, Maxim Nikolaievich Shokhirev, Concepcion Rodriguez Esteban, Ignacio Sancho-Martinez, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
CpG islands (CGIs) are primarily promoter-associated genomic regions and are mostly unmethylated within highly methylated mammalian genomes. The mechanisms by which CGIs are protected from de novo methylation remain elusive. Here we show that insertion of CpG-free DNA into targeted CGIs induces de novo methylation of the entire CGI in human pluripotent stem cells (PSCs). The methylation status is stably maintained even after CpG-free DNA removal, extensive passaging, and differentiation. By targeting the DNA mismatch repair gene MLH1 CGI, we could generate a PSC model of a cancer-related epimutation...
May 5, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472656/the-dynamic-epigenetic-landscape-of-the-retina-during-development-reprogramming-and-tumorigenesis
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Issam Aldiri, Beisi Xu, Lu Wang, Xiang Chen, Daniel Hiler, Lyra Griffiths, Marc Valentine, Abbas Shirinifard, Suresh Thiagarajan, Andras Sablauer, Marie-Elizabeth Barabas, Jiakun Zhang, Dianna Johnson, Sharon Frase, Xin Zhou, John Easton, Jinghui Zhang, Elaine R Mardis, Richard K Wilson, James R Downing, Michael A Dyer
In the developing retina, multipotent neural progenitors undergo unidirectional differentiation in a precise spatiotemporal order. Here we profile the epigenetic and transcriptional changes that occur during retinogenesis in mice and humans. Although some progenitor genes and cell cycle genes were epigenetically silenced during retinogenesis, the most dramatic change was derepression of cell-type-specific differentiation programs. We identified developmental-stage-specific super-enhancers and showed that most epigenetic changes are conserved in humans and mice...
May 3, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472408/regulatortrail-a-web-service-for-the-identification-of-key-transcriptional-regulators
#16
Tim Kehl, Lara Schneider, Florian Schmidt, Daniel Stöckel, Nico Gerstner, Christina Backes, Eckart Meese, Andreas Keller, Marcel H Schulz, Hans-Peter Lenhof
Transcriptional regulators such as transcription factors and chromatin modifiers play a central role in most biological processes. Alterations in their activities have been observed in many diseases, e.g. cancer. Hence, it is of utmost importance to evaluate and assess the effects of transcriptional regulators on natural and pathogenic processes. Here, we present RegulatorTrail, a web service that provides rich functionality for the identification and prioritization of key transcriptional regulators that have a strong impact on, e...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472395/sinchet-a-matlab-toolbox-for-single-cell-heterogeneity-analysis-in-cancer
#17
Jiannong Li, Inna Smalley, Michael J Schell, Keiran S M Smalley, Y Ann Chen
Summary: Single-cell technologies allow characterization of transcriptomes and epigenomes for individual cells under different conditions and provide unprecedented resolution for researchers to investigate cellular heterogeneity in cancer. The SinCHet ( gle ell erogeneity) toolbox is developed in MATLAB and has a graphical user interface (GUI) for visualization and user interaction. It analyzes both continuous (e.g. mRNA expression) and binary omics data (e.g., discretized methylation data)...
May 4, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469092/transcriptional-dissection-of-melanoma-identifies-a-high-risk-subtype-underlying-tp53-family-genes-and-epigenome-deregulation
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Brateil Badal, Alexander Solovyov, Serena Di Cecilia, Joseph Minhow Chan, Li-Wei Chang, Ramiz Iqbal, Iraz T Aydin, Geena S Rajan, Chen Chen, Franco Abbate, Kshitij S Arora, Antoine Tanne, Stephen B Gruber, Timothy M Johnson, Douglas R Fullen, Leon Raskin, Robert Phelps, Nina Bhardwaj, Emily Bernstein, David T Ting, Georg Brunner, Eric E Schadt, Benjamin D Greenbaum, Julide Tok Celebi
BACKGROUND: Melanoma is a heterogeneous malignancy. We set out to identify the molecular underpinnings of high-risk melanomas, those that are likely to progress rapidly, metastasize, and result in poor outcomes. METHODS: We examined transcriptome changes from benign states to early-, intermediate-, and late-stage tumors using a set of 78 treatment-naive melanocytic tumors consisting of primary melanomas of the skin and benign melanocytic lesions. We utilized a next-generation sequencing platform that enabled a comprehensive analysis of protein-coding and -noncoding RNA transcripts...
May 4, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468581/a-new-insight-on-reciprocal-relationship-between-microrna-expression-and-epigenetic-modifications-in-human-lung-cancer
#19
Roghayeh Sheervalilou, Sakine Shirvaliloo, Sedigheh Fekri Aval, Amir Mahdi Khamaneh, Akbar Sharifi, Khalil Ansarin, Nosratollah Zarghami
Lung cancer stands among the leading causes of cancer-related death in the world. Although the molecular network implicated in lung cancer development is extensively revealed, the mortality rate is only slightly improved. MicroRNAs are small, endogenous single-stranded evolutionary conserved non-coding RNAs which involve in a wide variety of biological processes including cell growth, proliferation, metabolism, and differentiation. MicroRNAs, as novel biomarkers, have multiple functions in normal lung tissue development, and aberrant expression profiles of certain microRNAs could induce lung tumorigenesis...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463229/comparative-oncogenomics-identifies-tyrosine-kinase-fes-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-melanoma
#20
Michael Olvedy, Julie C Tisserand, Flavie Luciani, Bram Boeckx, Jasper Wouters, Sophie Lopez, Florian Rambow, Sara Aibar, Bernard Thienpont, Jasmine Barra, Corinna Köhler, Enrico Radaelli, Sophie Tartare-Deckert, Stein Aerts, Patrice Dubreuil, Joost J van den Oord, Diether Lambrechts, Paulo De Sepulveda, Jean-Christophe Marine
Identification and functional validation of oncogenic drivers are essential steps toward advancing cancer precision medicine. Here, we have presented a comprehensive analysis of the somatic genomic landscape of the widely used BRAFV600E- and NRASQ61K-driven mouse models of melanoma. By integrating the data with publically available genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic information from human clinical samples, we confirmed the importance of several genes and pathways previously implicated in human melanoma, including the tumor-suppressor genes phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (CDKN2A), LKB1, and others...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
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