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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806395/rad6-promotes-dna-repair-and-stem-cell-signaling-in-ovarian-cancer-and-is-a-promising-therapeutic-target-to-prevent-and-treat-acquired-chemoresistance
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R R Somasagara, S M Spencer, K Tripathi, D W Clark, C Mani, L Madeira da Silva, J Scalici, H Kothayer, A D Westwell, R P Rocconi, K Palle
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the most deadly gynecological cancer and unlike most other neoplasms, survival rates for OC have not significantly improved in recent decades. We show that RAD6, an ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, is significantly overexpressed in ovarian tumors and its expression increases in response to carboplatin chemotherapy. RAD6 expression correlated strongly with acquired chemoresistance and malignant behavior of OC cells, expression of stem cell genes and poor prognosis of OC patients, suggesting an important role for RAD6 in ovarian tumor progression...
August 14, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800922/inhibition-of-h3k4-demethylation-induces-autophagy-in-cancer-cell-lines
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Zhen Wang, Qiao-Yun Long, Lin Chen, Jia-Dong Fan, Zhao-Ning Wang, Lian-Yun Li, Min Wu
Epigenetic factors and related small molecules have emerged to be strongly involved in autophagy process. Here we report that 2-PCPA and GSK-LSD1, two inhibitors of histone H3K4 demethylase KDM1A/LSD1, induce autophagy in multiple mammalian cell lines. The two small molecules induce accumulation of LC3II, formation of autophagosome and autolysosome, and SQSTM1/p62 degradation. 2-PCPA treatment inhibits cell proliferation through cell cycle arrest but does not inducing cell death. Exogenous expression of KDM1A/LSD1 impaired the autophagic phenotypes triggered by 2-PCPA...
August 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796265/rnf183-promotes-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-il-8-axis
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Rong Geng, Xin Tan, Jiangxue Wu, Zhizhong Pan, Min Yi, Wei Shi, Ranyi Liu, Chen Yao, Gaoyuan Wang, Jiaxin Lin, Lin Qiu, Wenlin Huang, Shuai Chen
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide, which is a heterogeneous disease and main risk factors are associated with inflammation, family history, genetic mutations, epigenetics, and so on. Ring finger domain proteins have been reported involved in carcinogenesis, whereas their roles in CRC are rarely studied. Here, we reanalyzed the expression of 202 RNF family members in CRC using published microarray data from GEO database and found that RNF183 is markedly upregulated in tumor tissues...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783731/metabolic-control-of-th17-and-induced-treg-cell-balance-by-an-epigenetic-mechanism
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Tao Xu, Kelly M Stewart, Xiaohu Wang, Kai Liu, Min Xie, Jae Kyu Ryu, Ke Li, Tianhua Ma, Haixia Wang, Lu Ni, Saiyong Zhu, Nan Cao, Dongwei Zhu, Yu Zhang, Katerina Akassoglou, Chen Dong, Edward M Driggers, Sheng Ding
Metabolism has been shown to integrate with epigenetics and transcription to modulate cell fate and function. Beyond meeting the bioenergetic and biosynthetic demands of T-cell differentiation, whether metabolism might control T-cell fate by an epigenetic mechanism is unclear. Here, through the discovery and mechanistic characterization of a small molecule, (aminooxy)acetic acid, that reprograms the differentiation of T helper 17 (TH17) cells towards induced regulatory T (iTreg) cells, we show that increased transamination, mainly catalysed by GOT1, leads to increased levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate in differentiating TH17 cells...
August 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783689/inhibition-of-hdac8-and-hdac9-by-microbial-short-chain-fatty-acids-breaks-immune-tolerance-of-the-epidermis-to-tlr-ligands
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James A Sanford, Ling-Juan Zhang, Michael R Williams, Jon A Gangoiti, Chun-Ming Huang, Richard L Gallo
Epidermal keratinocytes participate in immune defense through their capacity to recognize danger, trigger inflammation, and resist infection. However, normal skin immune function must tolerate contact with an abundant community of commensal microbes without inflammation. We hypothesized that microbial environmental conditions dictate the production of molecules that influence epigenetic events and cause keratinocytes to break innate immune tolerance. Propionibacterium acnes, a commensal skin bacterium, produced the short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) propionate and valerate when provided a lipid source in hypoxic growth conditions, and these SCFAs inhibited histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity...
October 28, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782607/novel-epigenetic-therapies-in-hematological-malignancies-current-status-and-beyond
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Paolo Gallipoli, Brian J P Huntly
Over the last decade transcriptional dysregulation and altered epigenetic programs have emerged as a hallmark in the majority of hematological cancers. Several epigenetic regulators are recurrently mutated in many hematological malignancies. In addition, in those cases that lack epigenetic mutations, altered function of epigenetic regulators has been shown to play a central role in the pathobiology of many hematological neoplasms, through mechanisms that are becoming increasingly understood. This, in turn, has led to the development of small molecule inhibitors of dysregulated epigenetic pathways as novel targeted therapies for hematological malignancies...
August 4, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778066/inhibition-of-lsd1-epigenetically-attenuates-oral-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
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Saqer F Alsaqer, Mustafa M Tashkandi, Vinay K Kartha, Ya-Ting Yang, Yazeed Alkheriji, Andrew Salama, Xaralabos Varelas, Maria Kukuruzinska, Stefano Monti, Manish V Bais
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a nuclear histone demethylase and a member of the amine oxidase (AO) family. LSD1 is a flavin-containing AO that specifically catalyzes the demethylation of mono- and di-methylated histone H3 lysine 4 through an FAD-dependent oxidative reaction. LSD1 is inappropriately upregulated in lung, liver, brain and esophageal cancers, where it promotes cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis. However, unlike other lysine-specific demethylases, the role and specific targets of LSD1 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) pathogenesis remain unknown...
July 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776911/long-non-coding-rnas-as-an-epigenetic-regulator-in-human-cancers
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REVIEW
Yutaka Kondo, Keiko Shinjo, Keisuke Katsushima
Recent studies have demonstrated the important multiple roles of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) during oncogenic transformation. Because the coding genome accounts for a small amount of total DNA, and many mutations leading to cancer occur in the non-coding genome, it is plausible that the dysregulation of such non-coding transcribes might also affect tumor phenotypes. Indeed, to date, lncRNAs have been reported to affect diverse biological processes through the regulation of mRNA stability, RNA splicing, chromatin structure, and miRNA-mediated gene regulation by acting as miRNA sponges...
August 4, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754290/molecular-epigenetic-targets-for-liver-diseases-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
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Robert Zeidler, Bruno Leonardo de Freitas Soares, Augustinus Bader, Shibashish Giri
Advanced chemotherapy fails to treat liver cancer but recent progress in understanding epigenetic modifications have witnessed promising clinical outcomes. Epigenetic alteration is the alteration of epigenomes (surrounding histone proteins) without changing the DNA sequence. Such epigenetic mechanisms include histone modifications such as methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation and sumoylation followed by changes in the genomic architecture. Current studies involving the understanding of small RNA molecules such as noncoding RNA and microRNA in modulating the chromatin architecture are explained in depth here, along with effects of some novel compounds from recent preclinical and clinical evidence...
July 25, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746311/prolonged-mek1-2-suppression-impairs-the-developmental-potential-of-embryonic-stem-cells
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Jiho Choi, Aaron J Huebner, Kendell Clement, Ryan M Walsh, Andrej Savol, Kaixuan Lin, Hongcang Gu, Bruno Di Stefano, Justin Brumbaugh, Sang-Yong Kim, Jafar Sharif, Christopher M Rose, Arman Mohammad, Junko Odajima, Jean Charron, Toshi Shioda, Andreas Gnirke, Steven Gygi, Haruhiko Koseki, Ruslan I Sadreyev, Andrew Xiao, Alexander Meissner, Konrad Hochedlinger
Concomitant activation of the Wnt pathway and suppression of Mapk signalling by two small molecule inhibitors (2i) in the presence of leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) (hereafter termed 2i/L) induces a naive state in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells that resembles the inner cell mass (ICM) of the pre-implantation embryo. Since the ICM exists only transiently in vivo, it remains unclear how sustained propagation of naive ES cells in vitro affects their stability and functionality. Here we show that prolonged culture of male mouse ES cells in 2i/L results in irreversible epigenetic and genomic changes that impair their developmental potential...
July 26, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737768/arid1a-mutated-ovarian-cancers-depend-on-hdac6%C3%A2-activity
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Benjamin G Bitler, Shuai Wu, Pyoung Hwa Park, Yang Hai, Katherine M Aird, Yemin Wang, Yali Zhai, Andrew V Kossenkov, Ana Vara-Ailor, Frank J Rauscher Iii, Weiping Zou, David W Speicher, David G Huntsman, Jose R Conejo-Garcia, Kathleen R Cho, David W Christianson, Rugang Zhang
ARID1A, encoding a subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodelling complex, is the most frequently mutated epigenetic regulator across all human cancers. ARID1A and TP53 mutations are typically mutually exclusive. Therapeutic approaches that correlate with this genetic characteristic remain to be explored. Here, we show that HDAC6 activity is essential in ARID1A-mutated ovarian cancers. Inhibition of HDAC6 activity using a clinically applicable small-molecule inhibitor significantly improved the survival of mice bearing ARID1A-mutated tumours...
August 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733670/brd3-and-brd4-bet-bromodomain-proteins-differentially-regulate-skeletal-myogenesis
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Thomas C Roberts, Usue Etxaniz, Alessandra Dall'Agnese, Shwu-Yuan Wu, Cheng-Ming Chiang, Paul E Brennan, Matthew J A Wood, Pier Lorenzo Puri
Myogenic differentiation proceeds through a highly coordinated cascade of gene activation that necessitates epigenomic changes in chromatin structure. Using a screen of small molecule epigenetic probes we identified three compounds which inhibited myogenic differentiation in C2C12 myoblasts; (+)-JQ1, PFI-1, and Bromosporine. These molecules target Bromodomain and Extra Terminal domain (BET) proteins, which are epigenetic readers of acetylated histone lysine tail residues. BETi-mediated anti-myogenic effects were also observed in a model of MYOD1-mediated myogenic conversion of human fibroblasts, and in primary mouse and human myoblasts...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725537/the-emerging-role-of-histone-demethylases-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Xiaoqiang Guo, Qiaoxia Zhang
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the most common kidney cancer, is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths per year worldwide. The molecular mechanism of RCC is poorly understood. Many studies have indicated that epigenetic changes such as DNA methylation, noncoding RNAs, and histone modifications are central to the pathogenesis of cancer. Histone demethylases (KDMs) play a central role in histone modifications. There is emerging evidence that KDMs such as KDM3A, KDM5C, KDM6A, and KDM6B play important roles in RCC...
2017: Journal of Kidney Cancer and VHL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722477/advances-toward-lsd1-inhibitors-for-cancer-therapy
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Xiaoli Fu, Peng Zhang, Bin Yu
LSD1 has become an important biologically validated epigenetic target for cancer therapy since its identification in 2004. LSD1 mediates many cellular signaling pathways and is involved in the initiation and development of cancers. Aberrant overexpression of LSD1 has been observed in different types of cancers, and inactivation by small molecules suppresses cancer cell differentiation, proliferation, invasion and migration. To date, a large number of LSD1 inhibitors have been reported, RG6016, GSK-2879552, INCB059872, IMG-7289 and CC-90011 are currently undergoing clinical assessment for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia, small-cell lung cancer, etc...
July 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721198/brd4-inhibition-for-the-treatment-of-pathological-organ-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Matthew S Stratton, Saptarsi M Haldar, Timothy A McKinsey
Fibrosis is defined as excess deposition of extracellular matrix, resulting in tissue scarring and organ dysfunction. It is estimated that 45% of deaths in the developed world are due to fibrosis-induced organ failure. Despite the well-accepted role of fibrosis in the pathogenesis of numerous diseases, there are only two US Food and Drug Administration-approved anti-fibrotic therapies, both of which are currently restricted to the treatment of pulmonary fibrosis. Thus, organ fibrosis represents a massive unmet medical need...
2017: F1000Research
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/28713342/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAbp50-and-hdac1-interaction-is-implicated-in-the-host-tolerance-to-infection-mediated-by-the-bacterial-quorum-sensing-signal-2-aminoacetophenone
#17
Arunava Bandyopadhaya, Amy Tsurumi, Laurence G Rahme
Some bacterial quorum sensing (QS) small molecules are important mediators of inter-kingdom signaling and impact host immunity. The QS regulated small volatile molecule 2-aminoacetophenone (2-AA), which has been proposed as a biomarker of Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in chronically infected human tissues, is critically involved in "host tolerance training" that involves a distinct molecular mechanism of host chromatin regulation through histone deacetylase (HDAC)1. 2-AA's epigenetic reprogramming action enables host tolerance to high bacterial burden and permits long-term presence of P...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706131/structure-based-design-synthesis-and-activity-studies-of-small-hybrid-molecules-as-hdac-and-g9a-dual-inhibitors
#18
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/28701802/osthole-improves-function-of-periodontitis-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-via-epigenetic-modification-in-cell-sheets-engineering
#19
Jin Sun, Zhiwei Dong, Yang Zhang, Xiaoning He, Dongdong Fei, Fang Jin, Lin Yuan, Bei Li, Yan Jin
Inflammatory microenvironment causes the change of epigenetic modification in periodontal ligament stem cells derived from periodontitis tissues (P-PDLSCs), which results in defective osteogenic differentiation compared to cells from healthy tissues. It's urgent to explore therapeutic strategies aimed at epigenetic targets associated with the regenerative ability of PDLSCs. Osthole, a small-molecule compound extracted from Chinese herbs, has been documented to promote osteogenesis and cell sheets formation of healthy PDLSCs...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699694/the-epigenomics-of-schizophrenia-in-the-mouse
#20
REVIEW
Behnam Javidfar, Royce Park, Bibi S Kassim, Lucy K Bicks, Schahram Akbarian
Large-scale consortia including the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, the Common Minds Consortium, BrainSeq and PsychENCODE, and many other studies taken together provide increasingly detailed insights into the genetic and epigenetic risk architectures of schizophrenia (SCZ) and offer vast amounts of molecular information, but with largely unexplored therapeutic potential. Here we discuss how epigenomic studies in human brain could guide animal work to test the impact of disease-associated alterations in chromatin structure and function on cognition and behavior...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
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