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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921877/analysis-of-infantile-fibrosarcoma-reveals-extensive-t-cell-responses-within-tumors-implications-for-immunotherapy
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Hua Zhu, Song Gu, Minzhi Yin, Min Shi, Chao Xin, Jianmin Zhu, Jing Wang, Siqi Huang, Chenjie Xie, Jing Ma, Ci Pan, Jingyan Tang, Min Xu, Xue-Feng Bai
BACKGROUND: Infantile fibrosarcoma (IFS) is a rare pediatric malignancy with relatively good prognosis, but the risk of progression or recurrence after therapy exists. To understand the immune microenvironment of IFS and determine if immunotherapy is a potential treatment, we analyzed T-cell responses in IFS tumors. PROCEDURE: IFS tumors were analyzed by immunohistochemistry and multicolor flow cytometry to characterize immune cell infiltration and function. Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were expanded in vitro and evaluated for recognition of autologous tumor cells...
September 17, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916632/tissue-sex-and-age-specific-dna-methylation-of-rat-glucocorticoid-receptor-gene-promoter-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-2-imprinting-control-region
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Ogechukwu Brenda Agba, Ludwig Lausser, Klaus Huse, Christoph Bergmeier, Niels Jahn, Marco Groth, Martin Bens, Arne Sahm, Maria Gall, Otto W Witte, Hans A Kestler, Matthias Schwab, Matthias Platzer
Tissue-, sex- and age-specific epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation are largely unknown. Changes in DNA methylation of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) and imprinting control region (ICR) of IGF2 and H19 genes during the lifespan are particularly interesting since these genes are susceptible to epigenetic modifications by prenatal stress or malnutrition. They are important regulators of development and aging. Methylation changes of NR3C1 affect glucocorticoid receptor expression, which is associated with stress sensitivity and stress-related diseases predominantly occurring during aging...
September 15, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915836/changes-in-dna-methylation-in-na%C3%A3-ve-t-helper-cells-regulate-the-pathophysiological-state-in-minimal-change-nephrotic-syndrome
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Yasuko Kobayashi, Akira Aizawa, Takumi Takizawa, Katsuhide Igarashi, Izuho Hatada, Hirokazu Arakawa
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation plays a crucial role in regulating transcription, and changes in DNA methylation affect gene expression and disease development. Minimal change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) has been reported to involve immunological disturbances. Since the characteristic features of the disease include recurrent relapse and sex and age preference, the disease pathogenesis may be partly related to epigenetic changes. However, little is known about these changes. METHODS: We analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation using the microarray-based integrated analysis of methylation by isoschizomers method...
September 15, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914102/5-httlpr-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-gene-interactions-and-early-adverse-life-events-effect-on-impulsivity-in-suicide-attempters
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Luis Jiménez-Treviño, Pilar Alejandra Saiz, Maria Paz García-Portilla, Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla, Vladimir Carli, Miriam Iosue, Isabelle Jaussent, Jorge López-Castroman, Concepcion Vaquero-Lorenzo, Marco Sarchiapone, Enrique Baca-García, Philippe Courtet, Julio Bobes
OBJECTIVES: An expanding body of research suggests that childhood adverse experiences can lead to different negative health outcomes, including attempted suicide. Serotonergic genes such as the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) have been associated both with impulsivity in suicide attempts and reactivity to environmental stress exposure. BDNF gene may play an epigenetic role. METHODS: We studied the influence of childhood stressful events and 5-HTTLPR genotype on impulsivity measured by Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS-10) in a multicentre sample of 1,655 suicide attempters (69...
September 15, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912502/caloric-restriction-delays-age-related-methylation-drift
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Shinji Maegawa, Yue Lu, Tomomitsu Tahara, Justin T Lee, Jozef Madzo, Shoudan Liang, Jaroslav Jelinek, Ricki J Colman, Jean-Pierre J Issa
In mammals, caloric restriction consistently results in extended lifespan. Epigenetic information encoded by DNA methylation is tightly regulated, but shows a striking drift associated with age that includes both gains and losses of DNA methylation at various sites. Here, we report that epigenetic drift is conserved across species and the rate of drift correlates with lifespan when comparing mice, rhesus monkeys, and humans. Twenty-two to 30-year-old rhesus monkeys exposed to 30% caloric restriction since 7-14 years of age showed attenuation of age-related methylation drift compared to ad libitum-fed controls such that their blood methylation age appeared 7 years younger than their chronologic age...
September 14, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910789/end-stage-renal-disease-inflammation-and-cardiovascular-outcomes
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Lu Dai, Edyta Golembiewska, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
Despite marked improvements in renal replacement therapy during the last 30 years, the age-adjusted mortality rate in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is still unacceptably high and comparable to that of many malignancies. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the major cause of morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients. However, traditional risk factors can only partially explain the high premature cardiovascular burden in this population. Nontraditional risk factors, including persistent low-grade inflammation, are critical in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, vascular calcification, and other causes of CVD and may also contribute to protein-energy wasting and other complications in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904145/older-fathers-children-have-lower-evolutionary-fitness-across-four-centuries-and-in-four-populations
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Ruben C Arslan, Kai P Willführ, Emma M Frans, Karin J H Verweij, Paul-Christian Bürkner, Mikko Myrskylä, Eckart Voland, Catarina Almqvist, Brendan P Zietsch, Lars Penke
Higher paternal age at offspring conception increases de novo genetic mutations. Based on evolutionary genetic theory we predicted older fathers' children, all else equal, would be less likely to survive and reproduce, i.e. have lower fitness. In sibling control studies, we find support for negative paternal age effects on offspring survival and reproductive success across four large populations with an aggregate N > 1.4 million. Three populations were pre-industrial (1670-1850) Western populations and showed negative paternal age effects on infant survival and offspring reproductive success...
September 13, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903069/cell-reprogramming-therapeutic-potential-and-the-promise-of-rejuvenation-for-the-aging-brain
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REVIEW
Micaela López-León, Tiago F Outeiro, Rodolfo G Goya
Aging is associated with a progressive increase in the incidence of neurodegenerative diseases, with Alzheimer's (AD) and Parkinson's (PD) disease being the most conspicuous examples. Within this context, the absence of efficacious therapies for most age-related brain pathologies has increased the interest in regenerative medicine. In particular, cell reprogramming technologies have ushered in the era of personalized therapies that not only show a significant potential for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases but also promise to make biological rejuvenation feasible...
September 10, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902861/epigenetic-regulation-of-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-rotator-cuff-tears
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Mariana Ferreira Leal, Leonardo Caires Dos Santos, Adrielle Martins de Oliveira, Paulo Santoro Belangero, Eduardo Antônio Figueiredo, Carina Cohen, Felipe de Seixas Alves, Wânia Hiromi Yanaguizawa, Carlos Vicente Andreoli, Alberto de Castro Pochini, Benno Ejnisman, Marília Cardoso Smith, Maria Teresa de Seixas Alves, Moises Cohen
Rotator cuff tear is a common orthopedic condition. Metalloproteinases (MMP) and their inhibitors (TIMP) seem to play a role in the development of joint injuries and in the failure of tissue healing. However, the mechanisms of regulation of gene expression in tendons are still unknown. Epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation and microRNAs regulation, are involved in the dynamic control of gene expression. Here, the mRNA expression and DNA methylation status of MMPs (MMP1, MMP2, MMP3, MMP9, MMP13, and MMP14) and TIMPs (TIMP1-3) and the expression of miR-29 family members in ruptured supraspinatus tendons were compared with non-injured tendons of individuals without this lesion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898235/associations-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-chronic-atrophic-gastritis-with-accelerated-epigenetic-ageing-in-older-adults
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Xu Gao, Yan Zhang, Hermann Brenner
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection and chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) have shown strong associations with the development of gastric cancer. This study aimed to examine whether both risk factors are associated with accelerated epigenetic ageing, as determined by the 'DNA methylation age', in a population-based study of older adults (n=1477). METHODS: Serological measurements of HP antibodies and pepsinogen I and II for CAG definition were obtained by ELISA kits...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894518/assessment-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-3-methylation-in-iranian-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Massoud Houshmand, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Mohammad Amin Kerachian
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer that results in outstanding morbidity and mortality worldwide. DNA methylation is one of the most important epigenetic events that is thought to occur during the early stages of oncogenic transformation especially in CRC. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hypermethylation of bone morphogenetic protein 3 (BMP3) in tissue samples is implicated in Iranian patients with CRC. METHODS From fresh frozen tissue samples of 30 patients with CRC, the DNA was isolated, treated with sodium bisulfite and analyzed by methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction with primers specific for methylated or unmethylated promoter sequences of the BMP3 gene...
July 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893862/molecular-profile-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-analysing-tumour-suppressor-gene-promoter-hypermethylation-by-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification
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Marc Ooft, Jolique van Ipenburg, Rob van Loo, Rick de Jong, Cathy Moelans, Weibel Braunius, Remco de Bree, Paul van Diest, Senada Koljenović, Rob Baatenburg de Jong, Jose Hardillo, Stefan Willems
AIMS: To assess differences in methylation profiles, and thus pathogenesis, between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive and negative nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs). Also, promoter hypermethylation is a common phenomenon in early carcinogenesis to inactivate tumour suppressor genes. Since epigenetic changes are reversible, the therapeutic application of methylation inhibitors could provide treatment options. METHODS: We evaluated promoter hypermethylation profiles of 22 common tumour suppressor genes in 108 NPCs using methylation-specific multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891708/-the-crisis-of-the-hormonal-system-the-health-effects-of-endocrine-disruptors
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György Csaba
The endocrine disruptors are natural or arteficial molecules wich are present in the animal (human) environment and entering into the organism. They are bound by hormone receptors, simulating or inhibiting the normal hormonal message. This way they are able to stimulate or hinder the function of the given cell, as well as the synthesis and transport of hormones or receptors. They can cause faulty hormonal imprinting in critical periods of development with lifelong consequences, as alteration of hormone-influenced cell functions, inclination to or manifestation of diseases, so they have medical importance...
September 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891325/epigenetics-and-immunometabolism-in-diabetes-and-aging
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Tomasz J Guzik, Francesco Cosentino
SIGNIFICANCE: A strong relationship between hyperglycemia, impaired insulin pathway and cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is linked to oxidative stress and inflammation. Immunometabolic pathways link these pathogenic processes and pose important potential therapeutic targets. Recent Advances: The link between immunity and metabolism is bi-directional and includes the role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of metabolic disorders such as T2D, obesity, metabolic syndrome and hypertension as well as the role of metabolic factors in regulation of immune cell functions...
September 11, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890420/perinatal-inflammation-and-adult-psychopathology-from-preclinical-models-to-humans
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REVIEW
Amaicha Mara Depino
Perinatal environment plays a crucial role in brain development and determines its function through life. Epidemiological studies and clinical reports link perinatal exposure to infection and/or immune activation to various psychiatric disorders. In addition, accumulating evidence from animal models shows that perinatal inflammation can affect various behaviors relevant to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, anxiety and depression. Remarkably, the effects on behavior and brain function do not always depend on the type of inflammatory stimulus or the perinatal age targeted, so diverse inflammatory events can have similar consequences on the brain...
September 7, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889481/a-review-of-the-biologic-and-clinical-significance-of-genetic-mutations-in-angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Kota Fukumoto, Tran B Nguyen, Shigeru Chiba, Mamiko Sakata-Yanagimoto
Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) is an age-related malignant lymphoma, characterized by immune system-dysregulated symptoms. Recent sequencing studies have clarified the recurrent mutations in ras homology family member A (RHOA) and in genes encoding epigenetic regulators, tet methyl cytosine dioxygenase 2 (TET2), DNA methyl transferase 3 alpha (DNMT3A), and isocitrate dehydrogenase 2, mitochondrial (IDH2), as well as those related to the T-cell receptor signaling pathway in AITL. In this review, we will focus on how this genetic information has changed the understanding of the developmental process of AITL and will in future lead to individualized therapies for AITL patients...
September 10, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889075/epigenetic-clock-analysis-in-long-term-meditators
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Raphaëlle Chaix, Maria Jesús Alvarez-López, Maud Fagny, Laure Lemee, Béatrice Regnault, Richard J Davidson, Antoine Lutz, Perla Kaliman
In this paper, we examined whether meditation practice influences the epigenetic clock, a strong and reproducible biomarker of biological aging, which is accelerated by cumulative lifetime stress and with age-related chronic diseases. Using the Illumina 450K array platform, we analyzed the DNA methylome from blood cells of long-term meditators and meditation-naïve controls to estimate their Intrinsic Epigenetic Age Acceleration (IEAA), using Horvath's calculator. IEAA was similar in both groups. However, controls showed a different IEAA trajectory with aging than meditators: older controls (age≥52) had significantly higher IEAAs compared with younger controls (age <52), while meditators were protected from this epigenetic aging effect...
August 31, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888730/dna-methylation-patterns-at-sweet-taste-transducing-genes-are-associated-with-bmi-and-carbohydrate-intake-in-an-adult-population
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O Ramos-Lopez, A Arpón, J I Riezu-Boj, F I Milagro, M L Mansego, J A Martinez
Individual differences in taste perception may influence appetite, dietary intakes, and subsequently, disease risk. Correlations of DNA methylation patterns at taste transducing genes with BMI and dietary intakes were studied. A nutriepigenomic analysis within the Methyl Epigenome Network Association (MENA) project was conducted in 474 adults. DNA methylation in peripheral white blood cells was analyzed by a microarray approach. KEGG pathway analyses were performed concerning the characterization and discrimination of genes involved in the taste transduction pathway...
September 6, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887637/epigenetic-regulation-in-cell-senescence
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REVIEW
Li-Qin Cheng, Zhu-Qin Zhang, Hou-Zao Chen, De-Pei Liu
Cell senescence, which is an irreversible state of cell proliferative arrest, has emerged as a potentially important contributor to tissue dysfunction and organismal ageing. Cell senescence is triggered by a variety of senescence stressors, which affect gene expression and multiple signalling pathways that give rise to various senescence phenotypes. Epigenetic mechanisms, as critical regulators of chromosomal architecture and gene expression, have added an extra dimension to the molecular mechanisms of cell senescence...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886375/barbara-mcclintock-s-final-years-as-nobelist-and-mentor-a-memoir
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Paul Chomet, Rob Martienssen
September 2, 2017, marks the 25(th) year after the passing of Dr. Barbara McClintock, geneticist and recipient of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of transposable elements in maize. This memoir focuses on the last years of her life-after the prize-and includes personal recollections of how she mentored young scientists and inspired the age of genetics, epigenetics, and genomics.
September 7, 2017: Cell
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