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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868353/dual-epigenetic-modifiers-for-cancer-therapy
#1
Edurne San José-Enériz, Obdulia Rabal, Xabier Agirre, Julen Oyarzabal, Felipe Prosper
Epigenetic drug discovery is an emerging strategy for the treatment of cancer and other pathologies. Here, we discuss our recent discovery of first-in-class dual reversible inhibitors of the histone methyltransferase activity of G9a/EHMT2 and DNA methyltransferases showing in vivo efficacy in human tumors. Current and future investigation lines are presented.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837371/brd4-is-a-newly-characterized-transcriptional-regulator-that-represses-autophagy-and-lysosomal-function
#2
Xin Wen, Daniel J Klionsky
As a member of the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family, BRD4 (bromodomain containing 4) can bind to acetylated histones and transcription factors, and is also able to recruit various transcriptional regulators. Previous studies have showed that BRD4 mainly plays a positive role in cell growth and cell cycle progression. In a recent study conducted by Sakamaki et al., the authors found that BRD4 acts as a transcriptional repressor in regulating macroautophagy/autophagy and lysosome gene expression, via binding to the histone lysine methyltransferase EHMT2/G9a...
August 24, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819251/g9a-regulates-breast-cancer-growth-by-modulating-iron-homeostasis-through-the-repression-of-ferroxidase-hephaestin
#3
Ya-Fang Wang, Jie Zhang, Yi Su, Yan-Yan Shen, Dong-Xian Jiang, Ying-Yong Hou, Mei-Yu Geng, Jian Ding, Yi Chen
G9a, a H3K9 methyltransferase, shows elevated expression in many types of human cancers, particularly breast cancer. However, the tumorigenic mechanism of G9a is still far from clear. Here we report that G9a exerts its oncogenic function in breast cancer by repressing hephaestin and destruction cellular iron homeostasis. In the case of pharmacological inhibition or short hairpin RNA interference-mediated suppression of G9a, the expression and activity of hephaestin increases, leading to the observed decrease of intracellular labile iron content and the disturbance of breast cancer cell growth in vitro and in vivo...
August 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814147/-express-threshold-effect-of-g9a-glp-on-peripheral-nerve-injury-induced-hypersensitivity
#4
Xian Wang, Xiaofeng Shen, Shaolei Ma, Yusheng Liu, Shiqin Xu, Shizheng Wu, Fuzhou Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803780/methylation-of-dna-ligase-1-by-g9a-glp-recruits-uhrf1-to-replicating-dna-and-regulates-dna-methylation
#5
Laure Ferry, Alexandra Fournier, Takeshi Tsusaka, Guillaume Adelmant, Tadahiro Shimazu, Shohei Matano, Olivier Kirsh, Rachel Amouroux, Naoshi Dohmae, Takehiro Suzuki, Guillaume J Filion, Wen Deng, Maud de Dieuleveult, Lauriane Fritsch, Srikanth Kudithipudi, Albert Jeltsch, Heinrich Leonhardt, Petra Hajkova, Jarrod A Marto, Kyohei Arita, Yoichi Shinkai, Pierre-Antoine Defossez
DNA methylation is an essential epigenetic mark in mammals that has to be re-established after each round of DNA replication. The protein UHRF1 is essential for this process; it has been proposed that the protein targets newly replicated DNA by cooperatively binding hemi-methylated DNA and H3K9me2/3, but this model leaves a number of questions unanswered. Here, we present evidence for a direct recruitment of UHRF1 by the replication machinery via DNA ligase 1 (LIG1). A histone H3K9-like mimic within LIG1 is methylated by G9a and GLP and, compared with H3K9me2/3, more avidly binds UHRF1...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791163/nonlinear-disease-tolerance-curves-reveal-distinct-components-of-host-responses-to-viral-infection
#6
Vanika Gupta, Pedro F Vale
The ability to tolerate infection is a key component of host defence and offers potential novel therapeutic approaches for infectious diseases. To yield successful targets for therapeutic intervention, it is important that the analytical tools employed to measure disease tolerance are able to capture distinct host responses to infection. Here, we show that commonly used methods that estimate tolerance as a linear relationship should be complemented with more flexible, nonlinear estimates of this relationship which may reveal variation in distinct components such as host vigour, sensitivity to increases in pathogen loads, and the severity of the infection...
July 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791052/inhibition-of-histone-methyltransferase-histone-deacetylase-and-%C3%AE-catenin-synergistically-enhance-the-cardiac-potential-of-bone-marrow-cells
#7
Jinpu Yang, Keerat Kaur, John G Edwards, Carol A Eisenberg, Leonard M Eisenberg
Previously, we reported that treatment with the G9a histone methyltransferase inhibitor BIX01294 causes bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to exhibit a cardiocompetent phenotype, as indicated by the induction of the precardiac markers Mesp1 and brachyury. Here, we report that combining the histone deacetylase inhibitor trichostatin A (TSA) with BIX01294 synergistically enhances MSC cardiogenesis. Although TSA by itself had no effect on cardiac gene expression, coaddition of TSA to MSC cultures enhanced BIX01294-induced levels of Mesp1 and brachyury expression 5...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778076/modulation-of-the-fanconi-anemia-pathway-via-chemically-induced-changes-in-chromatin-structure
#8
David A Vierra, Jada L Garzon, Meghan A Rego, Morganne M Adroved, Maurizio Mauro, Niall G Howlett
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare disease characterized by congenital defects, bone marrow failure, and atypically early-onset cancers. The FA proteins function cooperatively to repair DNA interstrand crosslinks. A major step in the activation of the pathway is the monoubiquitination of the FANCD2 and FANCI proteins, and their recruitment to chromatin-associated nuclear foci. The regulation and function of FANCD2 and FANCI, however, is poorly understood. In addition, how chromatin state impacts pathway activation is also unknown...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765096/effects-of-bpa-on-global-dna-methylation-and-global-histone-3-lysine-modifications-in-sh-sy5y-cells-an-epigenetic-mechanism-linking-the-regulation-of-chromatin-modifiying-genes
#9
Mine Senyildiz, Ecem Fatma Karaman, Serap Sancar Bas, Pelin Arda Pirincci, Sibel Ozden
Bisphenol A (BPA), an estrogenic endocrine disruptor, is widely used in the production of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, resulting in high risk on human health. In present study we aimed to investigate the effects of BPA on global and gene specific DNA methylation, global histone modifications and regulation of chromatin modifiying enzymes in human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y). Cells were treated with BPA at 0.1, 1 and 10μM concentrations for 48 and 96h. IC50 value of BPA was determined as 183 and 129μM in SH-SY5Y cells after 24h by MTT and NRU tests, respectively...
October 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723643/methyltransferase-g9a-promotes-cervical-cancer-angiogenesis-and-decreases-patient-survival
#10
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/28706131/structure-based-design-synthesis-and-activity-studies-of-small-hybrid-molecules-as-hdac-and-g9a-dual-inhibitors
#11
Lanlan Zang, Shukkoor M Kondengaden, Qing Zhang, Xiaobo Li, Dilep K Sigalapalli, Shameer M Kondengadan, Kenneth Huang, Keqin Kathy Li, Shanshan Li, Zhongying Xiao, Liuqing Wen, Hailiang Zhu, Bathini N Babu, Lijuan Wang, Fengyuan Che, Peng George Wang
Aberrant enzymatic activities or expression profiles of epigenetic regulations are therapeutic targets for cancers. Among these, histone 3 lysine 9 methylation (H3K9Me2) and global de-acetylation on histone proteins are associated with multiple cancer phenotypes including leukemia, prostatic carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and pulmonary carcinoma. Here, we report the discovery of the first small molecule capable of acting as a dual inhibitor targeting both G9a and HDAC. Our structure based design, synthesis, and screening for the dual activity of the small molecules led to the discovery of compound 14 which displays promising inhibition of both G9a and HDAC in low micro-molar range in cell based assays...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698370/g9a-coordinates-with-the-rpa-complex-to-promote-dna-damage-repair-and-cell-survival
#12
Qiaoyan Yang, Qian Zhu, Xiaopeng Lu, Yipeng Du, Linlin Cao, Changchun Shen, Tianyun Hou, Meiting Li, Zhiming Li, Chaohua Liu, Di Wu, Xingzhi Xu, Lina Wang, Haiying Wang, Ying Zhao, Yang Yang, Wei-Guo Zhu
Histone methyltransferase G9a has critical roles in promoting cancer-cell growth and gene suppression, but whether it is also associated with the DNA damage response is rarely studied. Here, we report that loss of G9a impairs DNA damage repair and enhances the sensitivity of cancer cells to radiation and chemotherapeutics. In response to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), G9a is phosphorylated at serine 211 by casein kinase 2 (CK2) and recruited to chromatin. The chromatin-enriched G9a can then directly interact with replication protein A (RPA) and promote loading of the RPA and Rad51 recombinase to DSBs...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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
#13
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677817/inhibition-of-the-hdac-suv39-g9a-pathway-restores-the-expression-of-dna-damage-dependent-major-histocompatibility-complex-class%C3%A2-i-related-chain%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-b-in-cancer-cells
#14
Nakako Izumi Nakajima, Atsuko Niimi, Mayu Isono, Takahiro Oike, Hiro Sato, Takashi Nakano, Atsushi Shibata
Immunotherapy is expected to be promising as a next generation cancer therapy. Immunoreceptors are often activated constitutively in cancer cells, however, such levels of ligand expression are not effectively recognized by the native immune system due to tumor microenvironmental adaptation. Studies have demonstrated that natural-killer group 2, member D (NKG2D), a major activating immunoreceptor, responds to DNA damage. The upregulation of major histocompatibility complex class I-related chain A and B (MICA/B) (members of NKG2D ligands) expression after DNA damage is associated with NK cell-mediated killing of cancer cells...
June 30, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667416/satb2-suppresses-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-invasiveness-by-g9a
#15
Yi-Nan Ma, Hai-Yan Zhang, Liang-Ru Fei, Mei-Yu Zhang, Cong-Cong Wang, Yuan Luo, Yu-Chen Han
Special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 2 (SATB2) is a transcription factor, which plays an important role in transcriptional regulation and chromatin recombinant by combining with matrix attachment regions. More evidence shows that SATB2 is involved in progression of breast cancer, head and neck squamous cell carcinomas and osteosarcoma. However, the role of SATB2 in cancer initiation and progression is still not well understood. Our study identified that decreased expression of SATB2 was correlated with tumor progression and poor prognosis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients...
June 30, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665013/epigenetic-regulation-by-g9a-glp-complex-ameliorates-amyloid-beta-1-42-induced-deficits-in-long-term-plasticity-and-synaptic-tagging-capture-in-hippocampal-pyramidal-neurons
#16
Mahima Sharma, Tobias Dierkes, Sreedharan Sajikumar
Altered epigenetic mechanisms are implicated in the cognitive decline associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as in Alzheimer's disease (AD). AD is the most prevalent form of dementia worldwide; amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are the histopathological hallmarks of AD. We have recently reported that the inhibition of G9a/GLP complex promotes long-term potentiation (LTP) and its associative mechanisms such as synaptic tagging and capture (STC). However, the role of this complex in plasticity impairments remains elusive...
October 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662962/structure-activity-relationship-studies-of-g9a-like-protein-glp-inhibitors
#17
Yan Xiong, Fengling Li, Nicolas Babault, Hong Wu, Aiping Dong, Hong Zeng, Xin Chen, Cheryl H Arrowsmith, Peter J Brown, Jing Liu, Masoud Vedadi, Jian Jin
Given the high homology between the protein lysine methyltransferases G9a-like protein (GLP) and G9a, it has been challenging to develop potent and selective inhibitors for either enzyme. Recently, we reported two quinazoline compounds, MS0124 and MS012, as GLP selective inhibitors. To further investigate the structure-activity relationships (SAR) of the quinazoline scaffold, we designed and synthesized a range of analogs bearing different 2-amino substitutions and evaluated their inhibition potencies against both GLP and G9a...
August 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655069/delivery-of-parasite-cdg7_flc_0990-rna-transcript-into-intestinal-epithelial-cells-during-cryptosporidium-parvum-infection-suppresses-host-cell-gene-transcription-through-epigenetic-mechanisms
#18
Yang Wang, Ai-Yu Gong, Shibin Ma, Xiqiang Chen, Juliane K Strauss-Soukup, Xian-Ming Chen
Cryptosporidial infection causes dysregulated transcription of host genes key to intestinal epithelial homeostasis, but the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. Previous studies demonstrate that several C. parvum RNA transcripts are selectively delivered into epithelial cells during host cell invasion and may modulate gene transcription in infected cells. We report here that C. parvum infection suppresses the transcription of LRP5, SLC7A8, and IL33 genes in infected intestinal epithelium. Trans-suppression of these genes in infected host cells is associated with promoter enrichment of suppressive epigenetic markers (i...
June 27, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644763/methyltransferase-g9a-regulates-osteogenesis-via-twist-gene-repression
#19
N Higashihori, B Lehnertz, A Sampaio, T M Underhill, F Rossi, J M Richman
Here we investigate the role of epigenetic factors in controlling the timing of cranial neural crest cell differentiation. The gene coding for histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferase G9A was conditionally deleted in neural crest cells with Wnt1-Cre. The majority of homozygous-null animals survived to birth but thereafter failed to thrive. Phenotypic analysis of postnatal animals revealed that the mutants displayed incomplete ossification and 20% shorter jaws as compared to their wild-type littermates. At E13...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641467/green-tea-polyphenol-egcg-causes-anti-cancerous-epigenetic-modulations-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
#20
Veronika Borutinskaitė, Aida Virkšaitė, Giedrė Gudelytė, Rūta Navakauskienė
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been shown to possess diverse anti-cancerous properties. We demonstrated EGCG ability to inhibit acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell proliferation and cause apoptosis. In addition, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis revealed elevated expression of genes associated with cell cycle arrest and differentiation (p27, PCAF, C/EBPα, and C/EBPɛ). Furthermore, EGCG caused anti-cancerous epigenetic changes: downregulation of epigenetic modifiers DNMT1, HDAC1, HDAC2, and G9a was observed by RT-qPCR analysis...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
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