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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342451/tert-promoter-mutations-in-telomere-biology
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REVIEW
Barbara Heidenreich, Rajiv Kumar
Telomere repeats at chromosomal ends, critical to genome integrity, are maintained through an elaborate network of proteins and pathways. Shelterin complex proteins shield telomeres from induction of DNA damage response to overcome end protection problem. A specialized ribonucleic protein, telomerase, maintains telomere homeostasis through repeat addition to counter intrinsic shortcomings of DNA replication that leads to gradual sequence shortening in successive mitoses. The biogenesis and recruitment of telomerase composed of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) subunit and an RNA component, takes place through the intricate machinery that involves an elaborate number of molecules...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332701/the-epigenetic-landscape-related-to-reactive-oxygen-species-formation-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Thomas Kietzmann, Andreas Petry, Antonina Shvetsova, Joachim M Gerhold, Agnes Görlach
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can act as damaging molecules but also represent central hubs in cellular signalling networks. Increasing evidence indicates that ROS play an important role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, although the underlying mechanisms and consequences of pathophysiological elevated ROS in the cardiovascular system are still not completely resolved. More recently, alterations of the epigenetic landscape which can affect DNA methylation, post-translational histone modifications, ATP-dependent alterations to chromatin and non-coding RNA transcripts, have been considered to be of increasing importance in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases...
March 23, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330620/mad2l2-promotes-open-chromatin-in-embryonic-stem-cells-and%C3%A2-derepresses-the-dppa3-locus
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Ali Rahjouei, Mehdi Pirouz, Michela Di Virgilio, Dirk Kamin, Michael Kessel
The chromatin of naive embryonic stem cells (ESCs) has a largely open configuration, as evident by the lack of condensed heterochromatin and the hypomethylation of DNA. Several molecular mechanisms promoting this constellation were previously identified. Here we present evidence for an important epigenetic function of MAD2L2, a protein originally known for its role in DNA damage repair, and for its requirement in germ cell development. We demonstrate using super-resolution microscopy that numerous MAD2L2 microfoci are exclusively associated with euchromatin, similar to other factors of the DNA damage response...
March 10, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322585/epigenetic-alterations-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
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Karen M Doody, Nunzio Bottini, Gary S Firestein
Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune-mediated disease that primarily affects diarthrodial joints. Susceptibility and severity of this disease are influenced by nongenetic factors, such as environmental stress, suggesting an important role of epigenetic changes. In this review, we summarize the epigenetic changes (DNA methylation, histone modification and miRNA expression) in fibroblast-like synoviocytes, which are the joint-lining mesenchymal cells that play an important role in joint inflammation and damage. We also review the effects of these epigenetic changes on rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis and discuss their therapeutic potential...
March 21, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318385/arsenic-induced-sumoylation-of-mus81-is-involved-in-regulating-genomic-stability
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Liyan Hu, Feikun Yang, Lou Lu, Wei Dai
Chronic environmental exposure to metal toxicants such as chromium and arsenic is closely related to the development of several types of common cancers. Genetic and epigenetic studies in the past decade reveal that post-translational modifications of histones play a role in metal carcinogenesis. However, exact molecular mechanisms of metal carcinogenesis remain to be elucidated. In this study we found that As2O3, an environmental metal toxicant, up-regulated overall modifications of many cellular proteins by SUMO2/3...
March 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315825/effects-of-florida-red-tides-on-histone-variant-expression-and-dna-methylation-in-the-eastern-oyster-crassostrea-virginica
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Rodrigo Gonzalez-Romero, Victoria Suarez-Ulloa, Javier Rodriguez-Casariego, Daniel Garcia-Souto, Gabriel Diaz, Abraham Smith, Juan Jose Pasantes, Gary Rand, Jose M Eirin-Lopez
Massive algal proliferations known as Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) represent one of the most important threats to coastal areas. Among them, the so-called Florida Red Tides (FRTs, caused by blooms of the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis and associated brevetoxins) are particularly detrimental in the southeastern U.S., causing high mortality rates and annual losses in excess of $40 million. The ability of marine organisms to cope with environmental stressors (including those produced during HABs) is influenced by genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, the latter resulting in phenotypic changes caused by heritable modifications in gene expression, without involving changes in the genetic (DNA) sequence...
March 7, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315153/effects-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitory-prodrugs-on-epigenetic-changes-and-dna-damage-response-in-tumor-and-heart-of-glioblastoma-xenograft
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Nataly Tarasenko, Abraham Nudelman, Gabriela Rozic, Suzanne M Cutts, Ada Rephaeli
The histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitory prodrugs of butyric (AN7) and valproic (AN446) acids, which release the active acids upon metabolic degradation, were studied examining their differential effects on the viability, HDAC inhibitory activity and the DNA damage response (DDR), in glioblastoma cell and normal human astrocytes (NHAs). In xenografts of glioblastoma, AN7 or AN446 given or the combination of each of them with Dox augmented the anticancer activity of Dox and protected the heart from its toxicity...
March 17, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314870/perillyl-alcohol-a-pleiotropic-natural-compound-suitable-for-brain-tumor-therapy-targets-free-radicals
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REVIEW
Aline C Gomes, Angélica L Mello, Manuel G Ribeiro, Diogo G Garcia, Clovis O Da Fonseca, Marcela D'Alincourt Salazar, Axel H Schönthal, Thereza Quirico-Santos
Monoterpenes such as limonene and perillyl alcohol (POH) are promising natural compounds with pro-oxidant properties partly due to endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced cytotoxicity, and antioxidant activity owing to their activity as free radical scavengers, inhibition of coenzyme Q synthesis, activation of antioxidant-responsive elements (inducing detoxification enzymes) and induction of apoptosis. Activation of ER-stress responses generates reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are highly reactive free radicals mainly produced during mitochondrial electron transfer for adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis...
March 17, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303890/baf60b-mediated-atm-p53-activation-blocks-cell-identity-conversion-by-sensing-chromatin-opening
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Shuyi Ji, Linying Zhu, Yimeng Gao, Xiaoran Zhang, Yupeng Yan, Jin Cen, Rongxia Li, Rong Zeng, Lujian Liao, Chunhui Hou, Yawei Gao, Shaorong Gao, Gang Wei, Lijian Hui
Lineage conversion by expression of lineage-specific transcription factors is a process of epigenetic remodeling that has low efficiency. The mechanism by which a cell resists lineage conversion is largely unknown. Using hepatic-specific transcription factors Foxa3, Hnf1α and Gata4 (3TF) to induce hepatic conversion in mouse fibroblasts, we showed that 3TF induced strong activation of the ATM-p53 pathway, which led to proliferation arrest and cell death, and it further prevented hepatic conversion. Notably, ATM activation, independent of DNA damage, responded to chromatin opening during hepatic conversion...
March 17, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302063/epigenetic-and-genetic-alterations-and-their-influence-on-gene-regulation-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Di Huang, Ivan Ovcharenko
BACKGROUND: To understand the changes of gene regulation in carcinogenesis, we explored signals of DNA methylation - a stable epigenetic mark of gene regulatory elements - and designed a computational model to profile loss and gain of regulatory elements (REs) during carcinogenesis. We also utilized sequencing data to analyze the allele frequency of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and detected the cancer-associated SNPs, i.e., the SNPs displaying the significant allele frequency difference between cancer and normal samples...
March 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281917/brd4-inhibitor-ibet-upregulates-p27kip-cip-protein-stability-in-neuroendocrine-tumor-cells
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Lei Wang, Smita Matkar, Gengchen Xie, Chiying An, Xin He, Xiangchen Kong, Xiuheng Liu, Xianxin Hua
The prevalence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has recently been increasing. Although various drugs such as Octreotide and its analogs show certain efficacy, NETs in many patients progress and metastasize. It is desirable to develop new interventions to improve the therapy. Here we show that human neuroendocrine tumor BON cells are resistant to several drugs commonly used for NET therapy, including Octreotide that activates somatostatin receptor-induced anti-proliferation, and Capecitabine and Temozolimide that damage DNA...
March 10, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281550/reduced-h3k27me3-expression-in-merkel-cell-polyoma-virus-positive-tumors
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Klaus J Busam, Melissa P Pulitzer, Daniel C Coit, Maria Arcila, Danielle Leng, Achim A Jungbluth, Thomas Wiesner
Merkel cell carcinoma is a primary cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, which once metastatic is difficult to treat. Recent mutation analyses of Merkel cell carcinoma revealed a low number of mutations in Merkel cell polyomavirus-associated tumors, and a high number of mutations in virus-negative combined squamous cell and neuroendocrine carcinomas of chronically sun-damaged skin. We speculated that the paucity of mutations in virus-positive Merkel cell carcinoma may reflect a pathomechanism that depends on derangements of chromatin without alterations in the DNA sequence (epigenetic dysregulation)...
March 10, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281193/oxidative-stress-indicated-by-elevated-expression-of-nrf2-and-8-ohdg-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression
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Chakriwong Ma-On, Anapat Sanpavat, Patcharawalai Whongsiri, Surasit Suwannasin, Nattiya Hirankarn, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Chanchai Boonla
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) is excessively generated in tumors creating an oxidative stress in tumor microenvironment. We investigated hepatic expression of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, and asked if ROS epigenetically upregulated Nrf2 and enhanced aggressiveness in HCC cells. Expression of Nrf2 (n = 100) and 8-OHdG (n = 53) was remarkably increased in HCC tissues compared with the noncancerous hepatic tissues...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280003/epigenetic-memory-in-response-to-environmental-stressors
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Paolo Vineis, Aristotelis Chatziioannou, Vincent T Cunliffe, James M Flanagan, Mark Hanson, Micheline Kirsch-Volders, Soterios Kyrtopoulos
Exposure to environmental stressors, toxicants, and nutrient deficiencies can affect DNA in several ways. Some exposures cause damage and alter the structure of DNA, but there is increasing evidence that the same or other environmental exposures, including those that occur during fetal development in utero, can cause epigenetic effects that modulate DNA function and gene expression. Some epigenetic changes to DNA that affect gene transcription are at least partially reversible (i.e., they can be enzymatically reversed after cessation of exposure to environmental agents), but some epigenetic modifications seem to persist, even for decades...
March 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273583/global-dna-methylation-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-workers-exposed-to-metal-oxide-nanoparticles
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Saou-Hsing Liou, Wei-Te Wu, Hui-Yi Liao, Chao-Yu Chen, Cheng-Yen Tsai, Wei-Ting Jung, Hui-Ling Lee
This is the first study to assess global methylation, oxidative DNA damage, and lipid peroxidation in workers with occupational exposure to metal oxide nanomaterials (NMs). Urinary and white blood cell (WBC) 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), and exhaled breath condensate (EBC) 8-isoprostane were measured as oxidative stress biomarkers. WBC global methylation was measured as an epigenetic alteration. Exposure to TiO2, SiO2, and indium tin oxide (ITO) resulted in significantly higher oxidative biomarkers such as urinary 8-OHdG and EBC 8-isoprostane...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266526/elf-mf-exposure-affects-the-robustness-of-epigenetic-programming-during-granulopoiesis
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Melissa Manser, Mohamad R Abdul Sater, Christoph D Schmid, Faiza Noreen, Manuel Murbach, Niels Kuster, David Schuermann, Primo Schär
Extremely-low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) have been classified as "possibly carcinogenic" to humans on the grounds of an epidemiological association of ELF-MF exposure with an increased risk of childhood leukaemia. Yet, underlying mechanisms have remained obscure. Genome instability seems an unlikely reason as the energy transmitted by ELF-MF is too low to damage DNA and induce cancer-promoting mutations. ELF-MF, however, may perturb the epigenetic code of genomes, which is well-known to be sensitive to environmental conditions and generally deranged in cancers, including leukaemia...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261894/sperm-dna-fragmentation-affects-epigenetic-feature-in-human-male-pronucleus
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H Rajabi, H Mohseni-Kouchesfehani, T Eslami-Arshaghi, M Salehi
To evaluate whether the sperm DNA fragmentation affects male pronucleus epigenetic factors, semen analysis was performed and DNA fragmentation was assessed by the method of sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA). Human-mouse interspecies fertilisation was used to create human male pronucleus. Male pronucleus DNA methylation and H4K12 acetylation were evaluated by immunostaining. Results showed a significant positive correlation between the level of sperm DNA fragmentation and DNA methylation in male pronuclei...
March 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253983/micrornas-aging-cellular-senescence-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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P H Reddy, J Williams, F Smith, J S Bhatti, S Kumar, M Vijayan, R Kandimalla, C S Kuruva, R Wang, M Manczak, X Yin, A P Reddy
Aging is a normal process of living being. It has been reported that multiple cellular changes, including oxidative damage/mitochondrial dysfunction, telomere shortening, inflammation, may accelerate the aging process, leading to cellular senescence. These cellular changes induce age-related human diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cardiovascular, cancer, and skin diseases. Changes in somatic and germ-line DNA and epigenetics are reported to play large roles in accelerating the onset of human diseases...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247536/melatonin-regulates-parp1-to-control-the-senescence-associated-secretory-phenotype-sasp-in-human-fetal-lung-fibroblast-cells
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Songtao Yu, Xiaojiao Wang, Peiliang Geng, Xudong Tang, Lisha Xiang, Xin Lu, Jianjun Li, Zhihua Ruan, Jianfang Chen, Ganfeng Xie, Zhe Wang, Juanjuan Ou, Yuan Peng, Xi Luo, Xuan Zhang, Yan Dong, Hongshan Chen, Houjie Liang
Cellular senescence is an important tumor-suppressive mechanism. However, acquisition of a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) in senescent cells has deleterious effects on the tissue microenvironment and, paradoxically, promotes tumor progression. In a drug screen, we identified melatonin as a novel SASP suppressor in human cells. Strikingly, melatonin blunts global SASP gene expression upon oncogene-induced senescence (OIS). Moreover, poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1), a sensor of DNA damage, was identified as a new melatonin-dependent regulator of SASP gene induction upon OIS...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218043/uhrf1-the-key-regulator-of-epigenetics-and-molecular-target-for-cancer-therapeutics
#20
REVIEW
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
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