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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781349/recent-advances-in-targeting-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-enzymes-in-cancer-therapy
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Emily Smith, Wei Zhou, Polina Shindiapina, Said Sif, Chenglong Li, Robert A Baiocchi
Exploration in the field of epigenetics has revealed the diverse roles of the protein arginine methyltransferase (PRMT) family of proteins in multiple disease states. These findings have led to the development of specific inhibitors and discovery of several new classes of drugs with potential to treat both benign and malignant conditions. Areas covered: We provide an overview on the role of PRMT enzymes in healthy and malignant cells, highlighting the role of arginine methylation in specific pathways relevant to cancer pathogenesis...
May 21, 2018: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781103/targeting-ubiquitin-specific-protease-7-in-cancer-a-deubiquitinase-with-great-prospects
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REVIEW
Farjana Yeasmin Khusbu, Fang-Zhi Chen, Han-Chun Chen
Deubiquitinase (DUB)-mediated cleavage of ubiquitin chain balances ubiquitination and deubiquitination for determining protein fate. USP7 is one of the best characterized DUBs and functionally important. Numerous proteins have been identified as potential substrates and binding partners of USP7; those play crucial roles in diverse array of cellular and biological processes including tumour suppression, cell cycle, DNA repair, chromatin remodelling, and epigenetic regulation. This review aims at summarizing the current knowledge of this wide association of USP7 with many cellular processes that enlightens the possibility of abnormal USP7 activity in promoting oncogenesis and the importance of identification of specific inhibitors...
May 20, 2018: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780815/endometriosis-malignant-transformation-epigenetics-as-a-probable-mechanism-in-ovarian-tumorigenesis
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REVIEW
Jiaxing He, Weiqin Chang, Chunyang Feng, Manhua Cui, Tianmin Xu
Endometriosis, defined as the presence of ectopic endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterine cavity, is a chronic, hormone-dependent gynecologic disease affecting millions of women across the world, with symptoms including chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, dysuria, and subfertility. In addition, there is well-established evidence that, although endometriosis is considered benign, it is associated with an increased risk of malignant transformation, with the involvement of various mechanisms of development...
2018: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780774/optimization-to-detect-tp53-mutations-in-circulating-cell-free-tumor-dna-from-patients-with-serous-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#4
Yu Ran Park, Yong-Man Kim, Shin Wha Lee, Ha Young Lee, Gun Eui Lee, Jong-Eun Lee, Young-Tak Kim
Objective: Circulating cell-free tumor DNA (cfDNA) is the DNA released by apoptotic and necrotic cells of the primary tumor into the blood during the period of tumor development. The cfDNA reflects the genetic and epigenetic alterations of the original tumor. TP53 mutations are a defining feature of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma. We optimized the methods for detecting TP53 mutations in cfDNA from blood samples. We confirmed the correlation of TP53 mutation in primary ovarian cancer tissue and it in cfDNA using digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR)...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780354/targeting-the-metastatic-bone-microenvironment-by-micrornas
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REVIEW
Marie-Therese Haider, Hanna Taipaleenmäki
Bone metastases are a common and devastating feature of late-stage breast cancer. Metastatic bone disease is a consequence of disturbed bone remodeling due to pathological interactions between cancer cells and the bone microenvironment (BME). In the BME, breast cancer cells severely alter the balanced bone formation and bone resorption driven by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The complex cellular cross talk in the BME is governed by secreted molecules, signaling pathways and epigenetic cues including non-coding RNAs...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780264/methylation-and-gene-expression-of-bcat1-and-ikzf1-in-colorectal-cancer-tissues
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Maher Jedi, Graeme P Young, Susanne K Pedersen, Erin L Symonds
The genes BCAT1 and IKZF1 are hypermethylated in colorectal cancer (CRC), but little is known about how this relates to gene expression. This study assessed the relationship between methylation and gene expression of BCAT1 and IKZF1 in CRC and adjacent non-neoplastic tissues. The tissues were obtained at surgery from 36 patients diagnosed with different stages of CRC (stage I n = 8, stage II n = 13, stage III n = 10, stage IV n = 5). Methylated BCAT1 and IKZF1 were detected in 92% and 72% CRC tissues, respectively, with levels independent of stage ( P  > ...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780254/are-ovarian-cancer-stem-cells-the-target-for-innovative-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Liang Wang, Tianmin Xu, Manhua Cui
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), a subpopulation of cancer cells with the ability of self-renewal and differentiation, are believed to be responsible for tumor generation, progression, metastasis, and relapse. Ovarian cancer, the most malignant gynecological cancer, has consistent pathology behavior with CSC model, which suggests that therapies based on ovarian cancer stem cells (OCSCs) can gain a more successful prognosis. Much evidence has proved that epigenetic mechanism played an important role in tumor formation and sustainment...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778718/nimbolide-epigenetically-regulates-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer
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Venkatesh Pooladanda, Soumya Bandi, Sandhya Rani Mondi, Krishna Mohan Gottumukkala, Chandraiah Godugu
Autophagy is a critical regulator of cellular homeostasis and its dysregulation often results in various disease manifestations, including cancer. Nimbolide, an active chemical constituent of neem (Azadirachta indica) exhibits potent anticancer effects. Although, nimbolide mediated apoptosis activation in breast cancer cells is well known. Nevertheless, its role in autophagy induction mechanism and epigenetic alteration is not explored previously. Our current study intended to bridge the gaps in the existing research by exploring the potential of nimbolide in inducing autophagy, which could counter regulate the transformations in breast cancer...
May 17, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778644/a-trichostatin-a-tsa-sp1-mediated-mechanism-for-the-regulation-of-sall2-tumor-suppressor-in-jurkat-t-cells
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Matías I Hepp, David Escobar, Carlos Farkas, Viviana Hermosilla, Claudia Álvarez, Roberto Amigo, José L Gutiérrez, Ariel F Castro, Roxana Pincheira
SALL2 is a transcription factor involved in development and disease. Deregulation of SALL2 has been associated with cancer, suggesting that it plays a role in the disease. However, how SALL2 is regulated and why is deregulated in cancer remain poorly understood. We previously showed that the p53 tumor suppressor represses SALL2 under acute genotoxic stress. Here, we investigated the effect of Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor (HDACi) Trichostatin A (TSA), and involvement of Sp1 on expression and function of SALL2 in Jurkat T cells...
May 17, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778234/egfl7-and-rassf1-promoter-hypermethylation-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Yanisa Rattanapan, Veerawat Korkiatsakul, Adcharee Kongruang, Takol Chareonsirisuthigul, Budsaba Rerkamnuaychoke, Anna Wongkularb, Sarikapan Wilailak
DNA methylation is one of the epigenetic mechanisms associated with gene expression and plays a key role as in activation and deactivation of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, respectively. This study employed DNA methylation array to identify methylated genes which are highly correlated with various phenotypes of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) in Thai patients and to quantify promoter CpG-island methylation of candidate genes. Tissues from patients with serous and non-serous EOC showed significantly higher promoter methylation of EGFL7 and RASSF1 compared to benign cases...
August 2018: Cancer Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777275/overexpression-of-abcb4-contributes-to-acquired-doxorubicin-resistance-in-breast-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#11
Jia-Feng Huang, Chun-Jie Wen, Guo-Zhi Zhao, Yi Dai, Ying Li, Lan-Xiang Wu, Hong-Hao Zhou
PURPOSE: Doxorubicin is one of the most active agents in the first-line therapy for metastatic breast cancer, but its utility is partially limited by the frequent emergence of doxorubicin resistance. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of ATP-binding cassette sub-family B, member 4 (ABCB4) in acquired doxorubicin resistance in breast cancer cells, as well as its potential mechanism. METHODS: In doxorubicin-sensitive and -resistant breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231, the expression levels of ABCB4 were detected using real-time quantitative PCR and Western blot analysis, the DNA methylation and histone acetylation status of ABCB4 gene were investigated by bisulfite-sequencing PCR (BSP) and chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays, and the doxorubicin sensitivity and intracellular doxorubicin accumulation were observed using cell cytotoxicity assay and flow cytometry...
May 18, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775961/antioxidant-response-elements-discovery-classes-regulation-and-potential-applications
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REVIEW
Azhwar Raghunath, Kiruthika Sundarraj, Raju Nagarajan, Frank Arfuso, Jinsong Bian, Alan P Kumar, Gautam Sethi, Ekambaram Perumal
Exposure to antioxidants and xenobiotics triggers the expression of a myriad of genes encoding antioxidant proteins, detoxifying enzymes, and xenobiotic transporters to offer protection against oxidative stress. This articulated universal mechanism is regulated through the cis-acting elements in an array of Nrf2 target genes called antioxidant response elements (AREs), which play a critical role in redox homeostasis. Though the Keap1/Nrf2/ARE system involves many players, AREs hold the key in transcriptional regulation of cytoprotective genes...
May 7, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775753/long-non-coding-rna-biomarker-for-human-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-prognosis
#13
Jingjing Chen, Zhisen Shen, Hongxia Deng, Wei Zhou, Qi Liao, Ying Mu
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) were discovered in tumors. The regulation of lncRNA in human laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) remains incomplete. Uncovering the potential of lncRNA to stratify the prognosis of LSCC and streamline the vast amount of clinical information will affect medical interventions. The surgical resected LSCC tissues, adjacent non-cancerous tissues (ANCT) and lymph node metastatic tissue (LNM) were collected from 76 patients for lncRNA AC008440.10 expression assay. The stages of LSCC and LNM were classified accordingly...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775654/targeting-cancer-s-metabolic-co-dependencies-a-landscape-shaped-by-genotype-and-tissue-context
#14
REVIEW
Junfeng Bi, Sihan Wu, Wenjing Zhang, Paul S Mischel
Tumors cells reprogram their metabolism to fuel rapid growth. The ability to trace nutrient fluxes in the context of specific alterations has provided new mechanistic insight into the process of oncogenic transformation. A broad array of complementary genetic, epigenetic, transcriptional and translational mechanisms has been identified, revealing a metabolic landscape of cancer. However, cancer metabolism is not a static or uniform process, including within a single tumor. Tumor cells adapt to changing environmental conditions, profoundly shaping the enzymatic dependencies of individual cells...
May 15, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774218/new-insights-of-helicobacter-pylori-host-pathogen-interactions-the-triangle-of-virulence-factors-epigenetic-modifications-and-non-coding-rnas
#15
REVIEW
Farzam Vaziri, Samira Tarashi, Abolfazl Fateh, Seyed Davar Siadat
Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ) is a model organism for understanding host-pathogen interactions and infection-mediated carcinogenesis. Gastric cancer and H. pylori colonization indicates the strong correlation. The progression and exacerbation of H. pylori infection are influenced by some factors of pathogen and host. Several virulence factors involved in the proper adherence and attenuation of immune defense to contribute the risk of emerging gastric cancer, therefore analysis of them is very important...
May 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774131/methylation-of-dna-and-chromatin-as-a-mechanism-of-oncogenesis-and-therapeutic-target-in-neuroblastoma
#16
REVIEW
Ram Mohan Ram Kumar, Nina Felice Schor
Neuroblastoma (NB), a developmental cancer, is often fatal, emphasizing the need to understand its pathogenesis and identify new therapeutic targets. The heterogeneous pathological and clinical phenotype of NB underscores the cryptic biological and genetic features of this tumor that result in outcomes ranging from rapid progression to spontaneous regression. Despite recent genome-wide mutation analyses, most primary NBs do not harbor driver mutations, implicating epigenetically-mediated gene regulatory mechanisms in the initiation and maintenance of NB...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774127/paf1-complex-interactions-with-setdb1-mediate-promoter-h3k9-methylation-and-transcriptional-repression-of-hoxa9-and-meis1-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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James Ropa, Nirmalya Saha, Zhiling Chen, Justin Serio, Wei Chen, Dattatreya Mellacheruvu, Lili Zhao, Venkatesha Basrur, Alexey I Nesvizhskii, Andrew G Muntean
The Polymerase Associated Factor 1 complex (PAF1c) is an epigenetic co-modifying complex that directly contacts RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) and several epigenetic regulating proteins. Mutations, overexpression and loss of expression of subunits of the PAF1c are observed in various forms of cancer suggesting proper regulation is needed for cellular development. However, the biochemical interactions with the PAF1c that allow dynamic gene regulation are unclear. We and others have shown that the PAF1c makes a direct interaction with MLL fusion proteins, which are potent oncogenic drivers of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774113/ezh2-inhibitors-sensitize-myeloma-cell-lines-to-panobinostat-resulting-in-unique-combinatorial-transcriptomic-changes
#18
Taylor Harding, Jessica Swanson, Brian Van Ness
Multiple myeloma (MM) remains a largely incurable hematologic cancer due to an inability to broadly target inevitable drug-resistant relapse. Epigenetic abnormalities are abundantly present in multiple myeloma and have increasingly demonstrated critical roles for tumor development and relapse to standard therapies. Accumulating evidence suggests that the histone methyltransferase EZH2 is aberrantly active in MM. We tested the efficacy of EZH2 specific inhibitors in a large panel of human MM cell lines (HMCLs) and found that only a subset of HMCLs demonstrate single agent sensitivity despite ubiquitous global H3K27 demethylation...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774081/g9a-stimulates-crc-growth-by-inducing-p53-lys373-dimethylation-dependent-activation-of-plk1
#19
Jie Zhang, Yafang Wang, Yanyan Shen, Pengxing He, Jian Ding, Yi Chen
Rationale: G9a is genetically deregulated in various tumor types and is important for cell proliferation; however, the mechanism underlying G9a-induced carcinogenesis, especially in colorectal cancer (CRC), is unclear. Here, we investigated if G9a exerts oncogenic effects in CRC by increasing polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1) expression. Thus, we further characterized the detailed molecular mechanisms. Methods: The role of Plk1 in G9a aberrant CRC was determined by performing different in vitro and in vivo assays, including assessment of cell growth by performing cell viability assay and assessment of signaling transduction profiles by performing immunoblotting, in the cases of pharmacological inhibition or short RNA interference-mediated suppression of G9a...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773832/distinct-epigenetic-landscapes-underlie-the-pathobiology-of-pancreatic-cancer-subtypes
#20
Gwen Lomberk, Yuna Blum, Rémy Nicolle, Asha Nair, Krutika Satish Gaonkar, Laetitia Marisa, Angela Mathison, Zhifu Sun, Huihuang Yan, Nabila Elarouci, Lucile Armenoult, Mira Ayadi, Tamas Ordog, Jeong-Heon Lee, Gavin Oliver, Eric Klee, Vincent Moutardier, Odile Gayet, Benjamin Bian, Pauline Duconseil, Marine Gilabert, Martin Bigonnet, Stephane Garcia, Olivier Turrini, Jean-Robert Delpero, Marc Giovannini, Philippe Grandval, Mohamed Gasmi, Veronique Secq, Aurélien De Reyniès, Nelson Dusetti, Juan Iovanna, Raul Urrutia
Recent studies have offered ample insight into genome-wide expression patterns to define pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) subtypes, although there remains a lack of knowledge regarding the underlying epigenomics of PDAC. Here we perform multi-parametric integrative analyses of chromatin immunoprecipitation-sequencing (ChIP-seq) on multiple histone modifications, RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq), and DNA methylation to define epigenomic landscapes for PDAC subtypes, which can predict their relative aggressiveness and survival...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
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