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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225782/chronic-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-with-gefitinib-leads-to-an-epigenetic-loss-of-epithelial-properties-associated-with-reductions-in-microrna-155-and-200c
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Michiko Narita, Eri Shimura, Atsumi Nagasawa, Toshiki Aiuchi, Yukari Suda, Yusuke Hamada, Daigo Ikegami, Chizuru Iwasawa, Kazuhiko Arakawa, Katsuhide Igarashi, Naoko Kuzumaki, Yusuke Yoshioka, Takahiro Ochiya, Hideyuki Takeshima, Toshikazu Ushijima, Minoru Narita
BACKGROUND: The EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor gefitinib is used in therapy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, its application is limited by resistance-accelerated disease progression, which is accompanied by the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In the present study, we performed multiple expression analyses of microRNAs (miRNAs) and quantified the expression of several related EMT players in gefitinib-resistant NSCLC cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: To establish gefitinib-resistant NSCLC cells, gefitinib-sensitive HCC827 cells, which exhibit an in-frame deletion [E746-A750] in EGFR exon 19, were exposed to gefitinib for at least 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225755/intragenic-dna-methylation-prevents-spurious-transcription-initiation
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Francesco Neri, Stefania Rapelli, Anna Krepelova, Danny Incarnato, Caterina Parlato, Giulia Basile, Mara Maldotti, Francesca Anselmi, Salvatore Oliviero
In mammals, DNA methylation occurs mainly at CpG dinucleotides. Methylation of the promoter suppresses gene expression, but the functional role of gene-body DNA methylation in highly expressed genes has yet to be clarified. Here we show that, in mouse embryonic stem cells, Dnmt3b-dependent intragenic DNA methylation protects the gene body from spurious RNA polymerase II entry and cryptic transcription initiation. Using different genome-wide approaches, we demonstrate that this Dnmt3b function is dependent on its enzymatic activity and recruitment to the gene body by H3K36me3...
February 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225433/the-role-of-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-in-melanoma
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Feng-Juan Li, Li-Ming Li, Rui-Hua Zhang, Cui Xu, Pan Zhou, Jia Long, Gang Hu, Ming-Jun Jiang
Malignant melanoma is a highly aggressive neoplasia of melanocytic origin. In part because of the lack of effective treatment methods, the incidence and mortality rates of this disease continue to increase. Rapidly accumulating evidence suggests that dysregulation of epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation/demethylation, chromatin modification, and remodeling, and diverse activities of noncoding RNAs, play a central role in the pathogenesis of melanoma. The epigenetic mark 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) has attracted interest since 2009, when it was shown that ten-eleven translocation proteins can enzymatically convert 5-methylcytosine into 5-hmC, a key intermediate of DNA demethylation...
February 20, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225000/carcinogenesis-and-therapeutics-the-microbiota-perspective
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Matthew C B Tsilimigras, Anthony Fodor, Christian Jobin
Cancer arises from the acquisition of multiple genetic and epigenetic changes in host cells over the span of many years, promoting oncogenic traits and carcinogenesis. Most cancers develop following random somatic alterations of key oncogenic genes, which are favoured by a number of risk factors, including lifestyle, diet and inflammation. Importantly, the environment where tumours evolve provides a unique source of signalling cues that affects cancer cell growth, survival, movement and metastasis. Recently, there has been increased interest in how the microbiota, the collection of microorganisms inhabiting the host body surface and cavities, shapes a micro-environment for host cells that can either promote or prevent cancer formation...
February 22, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223039/oncogene-lsd1-is-epigenetically-suppressed-by-mir-137-overexpression-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xin Zhang, Xiujuan Zhang, Bo Yu, Rongpeng Hu, Lanxiang Hao
PURPOSE: We examined the epigenetic regulation of microRNA-137 (miR-137) on lysine-specific demethylase 1 (KDM1A, or LSD1) induced oncogenic effects in NSCLC. METHODS: NSCLC cell lines, A549 and H460 cells were transfected with a mammalian LSD1 overexpression plasmid. It's effects on endogenous KDM1A gene and LSD1 protein expressions were examined by qRT-PCR and western blot assays. NSCLC proliferation and migration were also examined by MTT proliferation and wound-scratch assays, respectively...
February 18, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222791/epig-statistical-inference-and-profiling-of-dna-methylation-from-whole-genome-bisulfite-sequencing-data
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Martin Vincent, Kamilla Mundbjerg, Jakob Skou Pedersen, Gangning Liang, Peter A Jones, Torben Falck Ørntoft, Karina Dalsgaard Sørensen, Carsten Wiuf
The study of epigenetic heterogeneity at the level of individual cells and in whole populations is the key to understanding cellular differentiation, organismal development, and the evolution of cancer. We develop a statistical method, epiG, to infer and differentiate between different epi-allelic haplotypes, annotated with CpG methylation status and DNA polymorphisms, from whole-genome bisulfite sequencing data, and nucleosome occupancy from NOMe-seq data. We demonstrate the capabilities of the method by inferring allele-specific methylation and nucleosome occupancy in cell lines, and colon and tumor samples, and by benchmarking the method against independent experimental data...
February 21, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222671/reversal-of-hypermethylation-and-reactivation-of-glutathione-s-transferase-pi-1-gene-by-curcumin-in-breast-cancer-cell-line
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Umesh Kumar, Ujjawal Sharma, Garima Rathi
One of the mechanisms for epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes is hypermethylation of cytosine residue at CpG islands at their promoter region that contributes to malignant progression of tumor. Therefore, activation of tumor suppressor genes that have been silenced by promoter methylation is considered to be very attractive molecular target for cancer therapy. Epigenetic silencing of glutathione S-transferase pi 1, a tumor suppressor gene, is involved in various types of cancers including breast cancer...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220843/dusp1-promoter-methylation-in-peripheral-blood-leukocyte-is-associated-with-triple-negative-breast-cancer-risk
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Jing Li, Yanbo Chen, Hongyuan Yu, Jingshen Tian, Fengshun Yuan, Jialong Fan, Yupeng Liu, Lin Zhu, Fan Wang, Yashuang Zhao, Da Pang
DNA methylation is one of the most common epigenetic alterations, providing important information regarding cancer risk and prognosis. A case-control study (423 breast cancer cases, 509 controls) and a case-only study (326 cases) were conducted to evaluate the association of DUSP1 promoter methylation with breast cancer risk and clinicopathological characteristics. No significant association between DUSP1 methylation in peripheral blood leukocyte (PBL) DNA and breast cancer risk was observed. DUSP1 methylation was significantly associated with ER/PR-negative status; in particular, triple-negative breast cancer patients showed the highest frequency of DUSP1 methylation in both tumour DNA and PBL DNA...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220199/-novel-pharmaceutical-treatment-approaches-for-gastric-cancer
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F Lordick
This review article delineates novel approaches for the pharmaceutical treatment of gastric cancer. A newly developed molecular classification of gastric cancer based on histology, genetic, epigenetic and proteomic characteristics has evolved. It provides a road map for development of new drugs and combinations as well as for patient stratification in clinical research and it is expected to be introduced into clinical practice in the near future. Anti-HER2 targeted treatment is a validated strategy for treatment of metastatic gastric cancer and is now also being studied in the perioperative setting to increase response rates and ultimately survival in patients undergoing curative surgery; however, the resistance mechanisms of HER2-targeted treatment are poorly understood and optimal patient selection remains challenging...
February 20, 2017: Der Pathologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219702/genetic-alterations-in-krebs-cycle-and-its-impact-on-cancer-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Karishma Sajnani, Farhadul Islam, Robert Anthony Smith, Vinod Gopalan, Alfred King-Yin Lam
Cancer cells exhibit alterations in many cellular processes, including oxygen sensing and energy metabolism. Glycolysis in non-oxygen condition is the main energy production process in cancer rather than mitochondrial respiration as in benign cells. Genetic and epigenetic alterations of Krebs cycle enzymes favour the shift of cancer cells from oxidative phosphorylation to anaerobic glycolysis. Mutations in genes encoding aconitase, isocitrate dehydrogenase, succinate dehydrogenase, fumarate hydratase, and citrate synthase are noted in many cancers...
February 17, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219123/identification-of-core-gene-networks-and-hub-genes-associated-with-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-by-rna-sequencing
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Kikuko Hotta, Masataka Kikuchi, Takuya Kitamoto, Aya Kitamoto, Yuji Ogawa, Yasushi Honda, Takaomi Kessoku, Kaori Kobayashi, Masato Yoneda, Kento Imajo, Wataru Tomeno, Akihiro Nakaya, Yutaka Suzuki, Satoru Saito, Atsushi Nakajima
AIM: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progresses because of the interaction between numerous genes. Thus, we performed weighted gene co-expression network analysis to identify core gene networks and key genes associated with NAFLD progression. METHODS: We enrolled 39 patients with mild NAFLD (fibrosis stages 0 to 2) and 21 with advanced NAFLD (fibrosis stages 3 or 4). Total RNA was extracted from frozen liver biopsies, and sequenced to capture a large dynamic range of expression levels...
February 20, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219005/a-rhodium-iii-based-inhibitor-of-lysine-specific-histone-demethylase-1-as-an-epigenetic-modulator-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Chao Yang, Wanhe Wang, Jiaxin Liang, Guodong Li, Kasipandi Vellaisamy, Chun-Yuen Wong, Dik-Lung Ma, Chung-Hang Leung
We report herein a novel rhodium(III) complex 1 as a new LSD1 targeting agent and epigenetic modulator. Complex 1 disrupted the interaction of LSD1-H3K4me2 in human prostate carcinoma cells, and enhanced the amplification of p21, FOXA2 and BMP2 gene promoters. Complex 1 was selective for LSD1 over other histone demethylases, such as KDM2b, KDM7 and MAO activities, and also showed anti-proliferative activity towards human cancer cells. To date, complex 1 is the first metal-based inhibitor of LSD1 activity.
February 20, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218902/retinoic-acid-directs-breast-cancer-cell-state-changes-through-regulation-of-tet2-pkc%C3%AE-pathway
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M-J Wu, M R Kim, Y-S Chen, J-Y Yang, C-J Chang
The key molecular mechanism governing the cancer cell state (stem cell-like state vs differentiation state) to control the cancer stem cell (CSC) pool remains elusive. This study provides the first evidence showing that all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) induces the interaction and chromatin recruitment of a novel RARβ-TET2 complex to epigenetically activate a specific cohort of gene targets, including MiR-200c. TET2-activated miR-200c further targets and suppresses PKCζ, a cell polarity protein that has a pivotal role in directing asymmetric division of mammalian stem cells to sustain the stem cell pool...
February 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218475/profound-changes-in-mirna-expression-during-cancer-initiation-by-aflatoxin-b1-and-their-abrogation-by-the-chemopreventive-triterpenoid-cddo-im
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Merricka C Livingstone, Natalie M Johnson, Bill D Roebuck, Thomas W Kensler, John D Groopman
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) is a potent human and animal hepatocarcinogen. To investigate the effects of aflatoxin on miRNA expression during the initiation phase of carcinogenesis, next-generation sequencing was used to analyze liver tissues from F344 rats exposed to 200 µg/kg per day AFB1 for 4 weeks. A panel of miRNAs was identified that was upregulated with AFB1 treatment compared to controls: rno-miR-434-3p, rno-miR-411-5p, rno-miR-221-3p, rno-miR-127-3p, rno-miR-205, rno-miR-429, rno-miR-34a-5p, rno-miR-181c-3p, rno-miR-200b-3p, and rno-miR-541-5p...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218473/epigenetic-silencing-of-diacylglycerol-kinase-gamma-in-colorectal-cancer
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Masahiro Kai, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Akiko Sato, Hiro-O Yamano, Takeshi Niinuma, Hiroshi Kitajima, Taku Harada, Hironori Aoki, Reo Maruyama, Mutsumi Toyota, Tomo Hatahira, Hiroshi Nakase, Tamotsu Sugai, Toshiharu Yamashita, Minoru Toyota, Hiromu Suzuki
Diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) are important regulators of cell signaling and have been implicated in human malignancies. Whether epigenetic alterations are involved in the dysregulation of DGKs in cancer is unknown, however. We therefore analyzed methylation of the promoter CpG islands of DGK genes in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines. We found that DGKG, which encodes DGKγ, was hypermethylated in all CRC cell lines tested (n = 9), but was not methylated in normal colonic tissue. Correspondingly, DGKG expression was suppressed in CRC cell lines but not in normal colonic tissue, and was restored in CRC cells by treatment with the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC)...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218043/uhrf1-the-key-regulator-of-epigenetics-and-molecular-target-for-cancer-therapeutics
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Harsimran Sidhu, Neena Capalash
UHRF1 is a master regulator of epigenome as it coordinates DNA methylation and histone modifications. Compelling evidence suggests a strong link between UHRF1 overexpression and tumorigenesis, substantiating its ability to act as a potential biomarker for cancer diagnosis and prognosis. UHRF1 also mediates repair of damaged DNA that makes cancer cells resistant toward cytocidal drugs. Hence, understanding the molecular mechanism of UHRF1 regulation would help in developing cancer therapeutics. Natural compounds have shown applicability to downregulate UHRF1 leading to growth arrest and apoptosis in cancer cells...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217689/multiple-roles-of-myc-in-integrating-regulatory-networks-of-pluripotent-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Luca Fagnocchi, Alessio Zippo
Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are defined by their self-renewal potential, which permits their unlimited propagation, and their pluripotency, being able to generate cell of the three embryonic lineages. These properties render PSCs a valuable tool for both basic and medical research. To induce and stabilize the pluripotent state, complex circuitries involving signaling pathways, transcription regulators and epigenetic mechanisms converge on a core transcriptional regulatory network of PSCs, thus determining their cell identity...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216661/mir-194-5p-bclaf1-deregulation-in-aml-tumorigenesis
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C Dell'Aversana, C Giorgio, L D'Amato, G Lania, F Matarese, S Saeed, A Di Costanzo, V B Petrizzi, C Ingenito, J H A Martens, I Pallavicini, S Minucci, A Carissimo, H G Stunnenberg, L Altucci
Deregulation of epigenetic mechanisms, including miRNA, contributes to leukaemogenesis and drug resistance by interfering with cancer-specific molecular pathways. Here, we show that the balance between miR-194-5p and its newly discovered target BCL2-associated transcription factor 1 (BCLAF1) regulates differentiation and survival of normal haematopoietic progenitors. In acute myeloid leukaemias (AMLs) this balance is perturbed, locking cells into an immature, potentially 'immortal' state. Enhanced expression of miR-194-5p by treatment with the HDAC inhibitor SAHA or by exogenous miR-194-5p expression re-sensitizes cells to differentiation and apoptosis by inducing BCLAF1 to shuttle between nucleus and cytosol...
February 20, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216148/epigenetic-modification-of-the-ccl5-ccr1-erk-axis-enhances-glioma-targeting-in-dedifferentiation-reprogrammed-bmscs
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Rui Chen, Wayne Yuk-Wai Lee, Xiao Hu Zhang, Jie Ting Zhang, Sien Lin, Liang Liang Xu, Biao Huang, Fu Yuan Yang, Hai Long Liu, Bin Wang, Lai Ling Tsang, Sandrine Willaime-Morawek, Gang Li, Hsiao Chang Chan, Xiaohua Jiang
The success of stem cell-mediated gene therapy in cancer treatment largely depends on the specific homing ability of stem cells. We have previously demonstrated that after in vitro induction of neuronal differentiation and dedifferentiation, bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) revert to a primitive stem cell population (De-neu-BMSCs) distinct from naive BMSCs. We report here that De-neu-BMSCs express significantly higher levels of chemokines, and display enhanced homing abilities to glioma, the effect of which is mediated by the activated CCL5/CCR1/ERK axis...
February 9, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215225/transcription-factors-in-breast-cancer-lessons-from-recent-genomic-analyses-and-therapeutic-implications
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E Zacksenhaus, J C Liu, Z Jiang, Y Yao, L Xia, M Shrestha, Y Ben-David
Multiplatform genomic analyses have identified 93 frequently altered genes in breast cancer. Of these, as many as 49 genes are directly or indirectly involved in transcription. These include constitutive and inducible DNA-binding transcription factors (DB-TFs, 13 genes), corepressors/coactivators (14 genes), epigenetic (10), and mediator/splicing/rRNA (3) factors. At least nine additional genes are immediate upstream regulators of transcriptional cofactors. G:profiler analysis reveals that these alterations affect cell cycle, development/differentiation, steroid hormone, and chromatin modification pathways...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
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