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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811345/inhibitors-of-the-histone-methyltransferases-ezh2-1-induce-a-potent-antiviral-state-and-suppress-infection-by-diverse-viral-pathogens
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Jesse H Arbuckle, Paul J Gardina, David N Gordon, Heather D Hickman, Jonathan W Yewdell, Theodore C Pierson, Timothy G Myers, Thomas M Kristie
Epigenetic regulation is based on a network of complexes that modulate the chromatin character and structure of the genome to impact gene expression, cell fate, and development. Thus, epigenetic modulators represent novel therapeutic targets used to treat a range of diseases, including malignancies. Infectious pathogens such as herpesviruses are also regulated by cellular epigenetic machinery, and epigenetic therapeutics represent a novel approach used to control infection, persistence, and the resulting recurrent disease...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809938/perinatal-testosterone-exposure-potentiates-vascular-dysfunction-by-er%C3%AE-suppression-in-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Weiguo Xie, Mingming Ren, Ling Li, Yin Zhu, Zhigang Chu, Zhigang Zhu, Qiongfang Ruan, Wenting Lou, Haimou Zhang, Zhen Han, Xiaodong Huang, Wei Xiang, Tao Wang, Paul Yao
Recent clinical cohort study shows that testosterone therapy increases cardiovascular diseases in men with low testosterone levels, excessive circulating androgen levels may play a detrimental role in the vascular system, while the potential mechanism and effect of testosterone exposure on the vascular function in offspring is still unknown. Our preliminary results showed that perinatal testosterone exposure in mice induces estrogen receptor β (ERβ) suppression in endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) in offspring but not mothers, while estradiol (E2) had no effect...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808499/epigenetics-and-oxidative-stress-in-aging
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REVIEW
Amy Guillaumet-Adkins, Yania Yañez, Manuel D Peris-Diaz, Ines Calabria, Cora Palanca-Ballester, Juan Sandoval
Aging is a multifactorial process characterized by the progressive loss of physiological functions, leading to an increased vulnerability to age-associated diseases and finally to death. Several theories have been proposed to explain the nature of aging. One of the most known identifies the free radicals produced by the mitochondrial metabolism as the cause of cellular and DNA damage. However, there are also several evidences supporting that epigenetic modifications, such as DNA methylation, noncoding RNAs, and histone modifications, play a critical role in the molecular mechanism of aging...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808021/kinetic-and-high-throughput-profiling-of-epigenetic-interactions-by-3d-carbene-chip-based-surface-plasmon-resonance-imaging-technology
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Shuai Zhao, Mo Yang, Wenfei Zhou, Baichao Zhang, Zhiqiang Cheng, Jiaxin Huang, Min Zhang, Zhiyou Wang, Rui Wang, Zhonglei Chen, Jinsong Zhu, Haitao Li
Chemical modifications on histones and DNA/RNA constitute a fundamental mechanism for epigenetic regulation. These modifications often function as docking marks to recruit or stabilize cognate "reader" proteins. So far, a platform for quantitative and high-throughput profiling of the epigenetic interactome is urgently needed but still lacking. Here, we report a 3D-carbene chip-based surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRi) technology for this purpose. The 3D-carbene chip is suitable for immobilizing versatile biomolecules (e...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807688/hypochlorous-acid-induced-structural-and-conformational-modifications-in-human-dna-a-multi-spectroscopic-study
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Irfan Qadir Tantry, Sana Waris, Safia Habib, Rizwan Hasan Khan, Riaz Mahmood, Asif Ali
Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) is generated by activated phagocytes at the site of inflammation. Exposure of DNA to HOCl results in base and nucleotide modifications causing DNA damage, which is one of the leading causes of various pathological conditions including carcinogenesis. In the present work, various biophysical techniques were used to study HOCl induced structural and conformational changes in human placental DNA. The HOCl modified DNA showed hyperchromicity, reduced fluorescence and decrease in melting temperature...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
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/28796244/bet-bromodomain-inhibitors-synergize-with-atr-inhibitors-in-melanoma-in-melanoma
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Somsundar Veppil Muralidharan, Berglind Osk Einarsdottir, Joydeep Bhadury, Mattias F Lindberg, Jin Wu, Eric Campeau, Roger Olofsson Bagge, Ulrika Stierner, Lars Ny, Lisa M Nilsson, Jonas A Nilsson
Metastatic malignant melanoma continues to be a challenging disease despite clinical translation of the comprehensive understanding of driver mutations and how melanoma cells evade immune attack. In Myc-driven lymphoma, efficacy of epigenetic inhibitors of the bromodomain and extra-terminal domain (BET) family of bromodomain proteins can be enhanced by combination therapy with inhibitors of the DNA damage response kinase ATR. Whether this combination is active in solid malignancies like melanoma, and how it relates to immune therapy, has not previously investigated...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793334/spheroid-growth-in-ovarian-cancer-alters-transcriptome-responses-for-stress-pathways-and-epigenetic-responses
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Trillitye Paullin, Chase Powell, Christopher Menzie, Robert Hill, Feng Cheng, Christopher J Martyniuk, Sandy D Westerheide
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological cancer, with over 200,000 women diagnosed each year and over half of those cases leading to death. These poor statistics are related to a lack of early symptoms and inadequate screening techniques. This results in the cancer going undetected until later stages when the tumor has metastasized through a process that requires the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). In lieu of traditional monolayer cell culture, EMT and cancer progression in general is best characterized through the use of 3D spheroid models...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780454/nicotinamide-antioxidative-and-dna-hypomethylation-effects-in-plant-cells
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Torkel Berglund, Anders Wallström, Tuong-Van Nguyen, Cecilia Laurell, Anna B Ohlsson
The effects of nicotinamide (NIC) and its natural plant metabolites nicotinic acid (NIA) and trigonelline (TRIG) were studied with respect to defense in plant cell cultures. NIC and NIA could protect against oxidative stress damage caused by 2,2'-azobis(2-amidinopropane) dihydrochloride (AAPH), which generates free radicals. Damage was analyzed as DNA strand breaks in cell cultures of Pisum sativum (garden pea), Daucus carota (carrot), Populus tremula L. × P. tremuloides (hybrid aspen) and Catharanthus roseus (Madagascar periwinkle), monitored by single cell gel electrophoresis (comet assay), and assays of cell leakage in C...
July 29, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779964/the-c-elegans-set-2-set1-histone-h3-lys4-h3k4-methyltransferase-preserves-genome-stability-in-the-germline
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M Herbette, M G Mercier, F Michal, D Cluet, C Burny, G Yvert, V J Robert, F Palladino
Maintaining the integrity of genetic information across generations is essential for both cell survival and reproduction, and requires the timely repair of DNA damage. Histone-modifying enzymes play a central role in the DNA repair process through the deposition and removal of post-translational modifications on the histone tails. Specific histone modification act in the DNA repair process through the recruitment of proteins and complexes with specific enzymatic activities, or by altering the chromatin state at the site of DNA lesions...
July 29, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762778/epigenomic-analysis-in-a-cell-based-model-reveals-the-roles-of-h3k9me3-in-breast-cancer-transformation
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Qing-Lan Li, Pin-Ji Lei, Quan-Yi Zhao, Lianyun Li, Gang Wei, Min Wu
AIM: Epigenetic marks are critical regulators of chromatin and gene activity. Their roles in normal physiology and disease states, including cancer development, still remain elusive. Herein, the epigenomic change of H3K9me3, as well as its potential impacts on gene activity and genome stability, was investigated in an in vitro breast cancer transformation model. METHODS: The global H3K9me3 level was studied with western blotting. The distribution of H3K9me3 on chromatin and gene expression was studied with ChIP-Seq and RNA-Seq, respectively...
August 1, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758948/polycomb-repressor-complex-2-in-genomic-instability-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Zoe Veneti, Kalliopi K Gkouskou, Aristides G Eliopoulos
Polycomb repressor complexes PRC1 and PRC2 regulate chromatin compaction and gene expression, and are widely recognized for their fundamental contributions to developmental processes. Herein, we summarize the existing evidence and molecular mechanisms linking PRC-mediated epigenetic aberrations to genomic instability and malignancy, with a particular focus on the role of deregulated PRC2 in tumor suppressor gene expression, the DNA damage response, and the fidelity of DNA replication. We also discuss some of the recent advances in the development of pharmacological and dietary interventions affecting PRC2, which point to promising applications for the prevention and management of human malignancies...
July 30, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758877/the-effects-of-metal-ion-contaminants-on-the-double-stranded-dna-helix-and-diseases
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T Theophanides, J Anastassopoulou
Mineral metal ions are essential for the maintenance of the reactions that regulate homeostasis and the functions of our body. It is known that the regulation of the neurodegenerative system depends directly on life metal ions, such as Na, K, Mg, Ca, Fe, Mo, Cu, Co, Zn, Cr, Mn, while the toxic metals Cd, Pb, Hg, etc disturb homeostasis, leading to diseases. Particularly significant is the effect of toxic metals on the double stranded forms of DNA and conformations. It was found that the toxic metal ions by reacting specifically with the nucleic bases and electrostatically with the negatively phosphate groups of the DNA backbone cause changes in the structure of the DNA double helix, leading to breaks of single or double strands...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757400/epigenetic-regulation-of-ec-sod-expression-in-aging-lung-fibroblasts-role-of-histone-acetylation
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Jesse Roman, Jianxin Zhu, Jeffrey D Ritzenthaler, Igor N Zelko
Lung disorders characterized by fibroproliferation and excessive deposition of extracellular matrices occur in late adulthood, and their pathological manifestations become more prominent with aging. The exact mechanisms linking aging and fibroproliferative disorders are unknown, but increased oxidative stress resulting in the accumulation of damaged proteins, DNA, and lipids is considered a major factor. In the lung, and especially in the pulmonary fibroblasts, the extracellular superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD) is a major antioxidant enzyme that has been implicated in pulmonary fibrosing disorders, among others...
July 27, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755435/the-development-and-validation-of-epicomet-chip-a-modified-high-throughput-comet-assay-for-the-assessment-of-dna-methylation-status
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Todd A Townsend, Marcus C Parrish, Bevin P Engelward, Mugimane G Manjanatha
DNA damage and alterations in global DNA methylation status are associated with multiple human diseases and are frequently correlated with clinically relevant information. Therefore, assessing DNA damage and epigenetic modifications, including DNA methylation, is critical for predicting human exposure risk of pharmacological and biological agents. We previously developed a higher-throughput platform for the single cell gel electrophoresis (comet) assay, CometChip, to assess DNA damage and genotoxic potential...
July 29, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752494/epigenetics-in-sle
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REVIEW
Christian Michael Hedrich
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Systemic lupus erythematosus is a severe autoimmune/inflammatory condition of unknown pathophysiology. Though genetic predisposition is essential for disease expression, risk alleles in single genes are usually insufficient to confer disease. Epigenetic dysregulation has been suggested as the missing link between genetic risk and the development of clinically evident disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the past decade, epigenetic events moved into the focus of research targeting the molecular pathophysiology of SLE...
September 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750017/corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptor-1-modulates-biomarkers-of-dna-oxidation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
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Cheng Zhang, Robert A Rissman
Increased production of hydroxyl radical is the main source of oxidative damage in mammalian DNA that accumulates in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Reactive oxygen species (ROS) react with both nuclear DNA (nDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to generate 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), both of which can be measured in the urine. Knowledge of this pathway has positioned measurement of urine 8-OHdG as a reliable index of DNA oxidation and a potential biomarker target for tracking early cellular dysfunction in AD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748501/a-step-by-step-microrna-guide-to-cancer-development-and-metastasis
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REVIEW
Georgios S Markopoulos, Eugenia Roupakia, Maria Tokamani, Evangelia Chavdoula, Maria Hatziapostolou, Christos Polytarchou, Kenneth B Marcu, Athanasios G Papavassiliou, Raphael Sandaltzopoulos, Evangelos Kolettas
BACKGROUND: Cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality. The neoplastic transformation of normal cells to cancer cells is caused by a progressive accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations in oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes and epigenetic regulators, providing cells with new properties, collectively known as the hallmarks of cancer. During the process of neoplastic transformation cells progressively acquire novel characteristics such as unlimited growth potential, increased motility and the ability to migrate and invade adjacent tissues, the ability to spread from the tumor of origin to distant sites, and increased resistance to various types of stresses, mostly attributed to the activation of genetic stress-response programs...
August 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747973/effect-of-ionizing-radiation-at-low-dose-on-transgenerational-carcinogenesis-by-epigenetic-regulation
#19
Lan Li, Jong-Hyun Kim, Hee-Tae Park, Jae-Hoon Lee, Min-Koo Park, Ji-Won Lee, Jeong-Chan Lee, Min-Jae Lee
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of ionizing radiation (IR) exposure of parents on carcinogenesis of the next generation focusing on the epigenetic perspective to clarify the relationship between radiation dose and carcinogenesis in F1 generation SD rats. F1 generations from pregnant rats (F0) who were exposed to gamma rays were divided into three groups according to the dose of radiation: 10 rad, 30 rad, and untreated. They were intraperitoneally injected with 50 mg/kg of diethylnitrosamine (DEN)...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747541/obesity-a-serious-etiologic-factor-for-male-subfertility-in-modern-society
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Yue Liu, Zhide Ding
Obesity, defined as excessive accumulation of fat in adipose tissue, is a metabolic disorder resulting from behavioral, environmental and heritable causes. Such malfunction increases the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis and cancer. Meanwhile, the negative impact of obesity on male reproduction is gradually being recognized. According to clinical investigations and animal experiments, obesity is correlated with reductions in sperm concentration and motility, increases in sperm DNA damage and changes in reproductive hormonal levels...
July 26, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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