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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910233/a-genetically-encoded-allysine-for-the-synthesis-of-proteins-with-site-specific-lysine-dimethylation
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Zhipeng A Wang, Yu Zeng, Yadagiri Kurra, Xin Wang, Jeffery M Tharp, Erol C Vatansever, Willie W Hsu, Susie Dai, Xinqiang Fang, Wenshe R Liu
Using the amber suppression approach, N(ϵ) -(4-azidobenzoxycarbonyl)-δ,ϵ-dehydrolysine, an allysine precursor is genetically encoded in E. coli. Its genetic incorporation followed by two sequential biocompatible reactions allows convenient synthesis of proteins with site-specific lysine dimethylation. Using this approach, dimethyl-histone H3 and p53 proteins have been synthesized and used to probe functions of epigenetic enzymes including histone demethylase LSD1 and histone acetyltransferase Tip60. We confirmed that LSD1 is catalytically active toward H3K4me2 and H3K9me2 but inert toward H3K36me2, and methylation at p53 K372 directly activates Tip60 for its catalyzed acetylation at p53 K120...
December 2, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899379/transcriptional-regulator-cnot3-defines-an-aggressive-colorectal-cancer-subtype
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Paloma Cejas, Alessia Cavazza, Chandri Yandava, Víctor Moreno, David Horst, Juan Moreno-Rubio, Emilio Burgos, Marta Mendiola, Len Taing, Ajay Goel, Jaime Feliu, Ramesh A Shivdasani
Cancer cells exhibit dramatic alterations of chromatin organization at cis-regulatory elements, but the molecular basis, extent and impact of these alterations are still being unraveled. Here we identify extensive genome-wide modification of sites bearing the active histone mark H3K4me2 in primary human colorectal cancers (CRC), as compared to corresponding benign precursor adenomas. Modification of certain CRC sites highlighted the activity of the transcription factor CNOT3, which is known to control self-renewal of embryonic stem cells (ESC)...
November 29, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894088/lsd1-binds-to-hpv16-e7-and-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-cervical-cancer-by-demethylating-histones-at-the-vimentin-promoter
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Yuan Liu, Yanan Wang, Chunqin Chen, Jiawen Zhang, Wenyan Qian, Yu Dong, Zhiqiang Liu, Xi Zhang, Xiaoyun Wang, Zhenbo Zhang, Xiaobing Shi, Sufang Wu
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1), which specifically demethylates histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) and lysine 9 (H3K9), is dysregulated in several cancers. We found that ectopic expression of LSD1 in cervical cancer cells promoted invasion and metastasis in vitro and in vivo, reduced the expression of the epithelial marker E-cadherin, and induced the expression of the mesenchymal marker, Vimentin. By contrast, LSD1 knockdown had the opposite effect and attenuated the HPV16 E7-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
November 23, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892458/modulation-of-mrna-and-lncrna-expression-dynamics-by-the-set2-rpd3s-pathway
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Ji Hyun Kim, Bo Bae Lee, Young Mi Oh, Chenchen Zhu, Lars M Steinmetz, Yookyeong Lee, Wan Kyu Kim, Sung Bae Lee, Stephen Buratowski, TaeSoo Kim
H3K36 methylation by Set2 targets Rpd3S histone deacetylase to transcribed regions of mRNA genes, repressing internal cryptic promoters and slowing elongation. Here we explore the function of this pathway by analysing transcription in yeast undergoing a series of carbon source shifts. Approximately 80 mRNA genes show increased induction upon SET2 deletion. A majority of these promoters have overlapping lncRNA transcription that targets H3K36me3 and deacetylation by Rpd3S to the mRNA promoter. We previously reported a similar mechanism for H3K4me2-mediated repression via recruitment of the Set3C histone deacetylase...
November 28, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879032/altered-expression-of-brg1-and-histone-demethylases-and-aberrant-h3k4-methylation-in-less-developmentally-competent-embryos-at-the-time-of-embryonic-genome-activation
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W G Glanzner, A Wachter, A R S Coutinho, M S Albornoz, R Duggavathi, P B D Gonçalves, V Bordignon
Epigenetics is a fundamental regulator underlying many biological functions, such as development and cell differentiation. Epigenetic modifications affect key chromatin regulation, including transcription and DNA repair, which are critical for normal embryo development. In this study, we profiled the expression of epigenetic modifiers and patterns of epigenetic changes in porcine embryos around the period of embryonic genome activation (EGA). We observed that Brahma-related gene 1 (BRG1) and Lysine demethylase 1A (KDM1A), which can alter the methylation status of lysine 4 in histone 3 (H3K4), localize to the nucleus at Days 3-4 of development...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800642/p110%C3%AE-inhibition-reduces-histone-h3k4-di-methylation-in-prostate-cancer
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Jun Pang, Yue-Wu Yang, Yiling Huang, Jun Yang, Hao Zhang, Ruibao Chen, Liang Dong, Yan Huang, Dongying Wang, Jihong Liu, Benyi Li
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Epigenetic alteration plays a major role in the development and progression of human cancers, including prostate cancer. Histones are the key factors in modulating gene accessibility to transcription factors and post-translational modification of the histone N-terminal tail including methylation is associated with either transcriptional activation (H3K4me2) or repression (H3K9me3). Furthermore, phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3 K) signaling and the androgen receptor (AR) are the key determinants in prostate cancer development and progression...
November 1, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760318/phf20-readers-link-methylation-of-histone-h3k4-and-p53-with-h4k16-acetylation
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Brianna J Klein, Xiaoyan Wang, Gaofeng Cui, Chao Yuan, Maria Victoria Botuyan, Kevin Lin, Yue Lu, Xiaolu Wang, Yue Zhao, Christiane J Bruns, Georges Mer, Xiaobing Shi, Tatiana G Kutateladze
PHF20 is a core component of the lysine acetyltransferase complex MOF (male absent on the first)-NSL (non-specific lethal) that generates the major epigenetic mark H4K16ac and is necessary for transcriptional regulation and DNA repair. The role of PHF20 in the complex remains elusive. Here, we report on functional coupling between methylation readers in PHF20. We show that the plant homeodomain (PHD) finger of PHF20 recognizes dimethylated lysine 4 of histone H3 (H3K4me2) and represents an example of a native reader that selects for this modification...
October 18, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727071/developmental-regulation-of-cyp3a4-and-cyp3a7-in-chinese-han-population
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Hang He, Ya-Li Nie, Jiang-Feng Li, Xiang-Guang Meng, Wei-Hong Yang, Yu-Long Chen, Shu-Jie Wang, Xiaochao Ma, Quan-Cheng Kan, Li-Rong Zhang
CYP3A4 and CYP3A7 are generally served as the major adult and fetal liver forms, respectively, and exhibited a developmental switch during liver maturation. The objective of this study was to explore the potential mechanisms associated with the developmental switch of CYP3A4 and CYP3A7 in the Chinese Han population. We analyzed CYP3A4/7, nuclear receptors, and epigenetic modifications in human liver samples. We found that the expression levels of CYP3A4 mRNA in adults were significantly higher than the levels in fetus...
September 9, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716056/histone-modifications-facilitate-the-coexpression-of-bidirectional-promoters-in-rice
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Yuan Fang, Lei Wang, Ximeng Wang, Qi You, Xiucai Pan, Jin Xiao, Xiu-E Wang, Yufeng Wu, Zhen Su, Wenli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Bidirectional gene pairs are highly abundant and mostly co-regulated in eukaryotic genomes. The structural features of bidirectional promoters (BDPs) have been well studied in yeast, humans and plants. However, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the coexpression of BDPs remain understudied, especially in plants. RESULTS: Here, we characterized chromatin features associated with rice BDPs. Several unique chromatin features were present in rice BDPs but were missing from unidirectional promoters (UDPs), including overrepresented active histone marks, canonical nucleosomes and underrepresented H3K27me3...
September 30, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645313/class-i-lysine-deacetylases-promote-glucocorticoid-induced-transcriptional-repression-through-functional-interaction-with-lsd1
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Nina M Patrick, Chanel A Griggs, Ali L Icenogle, Maryam M Gilpatrick, Vineela Kadiyala, Rosa Jaime-Frias, Catharine L Smith
Small molecule inhibitors of lysine deacetylases (KDACs) are approved for clinical use in treatment of several diseases. Nuclear receptors, such as the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) use lysine acetyltransferases (KATs or HATs) and KDACs to regulate transcription through acetylation and deacetylation of protein targets such as histones. Previously we have shown that KDAC1 activity facilitates GR-activated transcription at about half of all cellular target genes. In the current study we examine the role of Class I KDACs in glucocorticoid-mediated repression of gene expression...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617035/pax6-associates-with-h3k4-specific-histone-methyltransferases-mll1-mll2-and-set1a-and-regulates-h3k4-methylation-at-promoters-and-enhancers
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Jian Sun, Yilin Zhao, Rebecca McGreal, Yamit Cohen-Tayar, Shira Rockowitz, Carola Wilczek, Ruth Ashery-Padan, David Shechter, Deyou Zheng, Ales Cvekl
BACKGROUND: Pax6 is a key regulator of the entire cascade of ocular lens formation through specific binding to promoters and enhancers of batteries of target genes. The promoters and enhancers communicate with each other through DNA looping mediated by multiple protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions and are marked by specific combinations of histone posttranslational modifications (PTMs). Enhancers are distinguished from bulk chromatin by specific modifications of core histone H3, including H3K4me1 and H3K27ac, while promoters show increased H3K4me3 PTM...
2016: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582499/histone-h2ak119-and-h2bk120-monoubiquitination-modulate-set7-9-and-suv39h1-in-type-1-diabetes-induced-renal-fibrosis
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Santosh Kumar Goru, Almesh Kadakol, Anuradha Pandey, Vajir Malek, Nisha Sharma, Anil Bhanudas Gaikwad
Hyperglycaemia-induced expression of extracellular matrix (ECM) components plays a major role in the development diabetic nephropathy (DN). The epigenetic mechanisms that modulate ECM gene expression in DN remain unclear. Therefore, we examined the role of histone H2A and H2B mono-ubiquitination on epigenetic chromatin marks such as histone H3 lysine dimethylation (H3K4Me2, H3K9Me2 and H3K79Me2) in type 1 diabetic rat kidney. Hyperglycaemia increased collagen deposition and Col1a1 gene expression. In whole kidney of diabetic animals, both H2AK119 mono-ubiquitination (H2AK119Ub) and H2BK120 mono-ubiquitination (H2BK120Ub) were found to be increased whereas, in glomeruli of diabetic animals expression of both H2AK119Ub and H2BK120Ub were reduced...
August 31, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579588/transgenerational-reproductive-effects-of-arsenite-are-associated-with-h3k4-dimethylation-and-spr-5-downregulation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Chan-Wei Yu, Vivian Hsiu-Chuan Liao
Arsenic is a prevalent environmental toxin. Arsenic is associated with a wide variety of adverse effects; however, studies on whether As-induced toxicities can be transferred from parents to offspring have received little attention. Caenorhabditis elegans has become an important animal model in biomedical and environmental toxicology research. In this study, transgenerational reproductive toxicity by arsenite exposure and the underlying mechanisms in C. elegans were investigated over six generations (F0-F5)...
October 4, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457419/nf-e2-fli1-and-runx1-collaborate-at-areas-of-dynamic-chromatin-to-activate-transcription-in-mature-mouse-megakaryocytes
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Chongzhi Zang, Annouck Luyten, Justina Chen, X Shirley Liu, Ramesh A Shivdasani
Mutations in mouse and human Nfe2, Fli1 and Runx1 cause thrombocytopenia. We applied genome-wide chromatin dynamics and ChIP-seq to determine these transcription factors' (TFs) activities in terminal megakaryocyte (MK) maturation. Enhancers with H3K4me2-marked nucleosome pairs were most enriched for NF-E2, FLI and RUNX sequence motifs, suggesting that this TF triad controls much of the late MK program. ChIP-seq revealed NF-E2 occupancy near previously implicated target genes, whose expression is compromised in Nfe2-null cells, and many other genes that become active late in MK differentiation...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27447986/an-evolutionary-conserved-epigenetic-mark-of-polycomb-response-elements-implemented-by-trx-mll-compass
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Ryan Rickels, Deqing Hu, Clayton K Collings, Ashley R Woodfin, Andrea Piunti, Man Mohan, Hans-Martin Herz, Evgeny Kvon, Ali Shilatifard
Polycomb response elements (PREs) are specific DNA sequences that stably maintain the developmental pattern of gene expression. Drosophila PREs are well characterized, whereas the existence of PREs in mammals remains debated. Accumulating evidence supports a model in which CpG islands recruit Polycomb group (PcG) complexes; however, which subset of CGIs is selected to serve as PREs is unclear. Trithorax (Trx) positively regulates gene expression in Drosophila and co-occupies PREs to antagonize Polycomb-dependent silencing...
July 21, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27414756/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-marks-post-mitotic-neural-cells-in-the-adult-and-developing-vertebrate-central-nervous-system
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Nicolas Diotel, Yohann Mérot, Pascal Coumailleau, Marie-Madeleine Gueguen, Aurélien A Sérandour, Gilles Salbert, Olivier Kah
The epigenetic mark 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is a cytosine modification that is abundant in the central nervous system of mammals and which results from 5-methylcytosine oxidation by TET enzymes. Such a mark is suggested to play key roles in the regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression. However, its precise functions still remain poorly understood and information about its distribution in non-mammalian species is still lacking. Here, the distribution of 5hmC was investigated in the brain of adult zebrafish, African claw frog and mouse in a comparative manner...
July 14, 2016: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383565/a-twist-of-fate-how-a-meiotic-protein-is-providing-new-perspectives-on-germ-cell-development
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COMMENT
Rana Mainpal, Judith L Yanowitz
The molecular pathways that govern how germ line fate is acquired is an area of intense investigation that has major implications for the development of assisted reproductive technologies, infertility interventions, and treatment of germ cell cancers. Transcriptional repression has emerged as a primary mechanism to ensure suppression of somatic growth programs in primordial germ cells. In this commentary, we address how xnd-1 illuminates our understanding of transcriptional repression and how it is coordinated with the germ cell differentiation program...
April 2016: Worm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27343473/vitamin-c-promotes-pluripotency-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-via-the-histone-demethylase-jarid1a
#18
Wassim Eid, Wafaa Abdel-Rehim
Somatic cells can be reprogrammed into induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells by defined factors, which provide a powerful basis for personalized stem-cell based therapies. However, cellular reprogramming is an inefficient and metabolically demanding process commonly associated with obstacles that hamper further use of this technology. Spontaneous differentiation of iPS cells cultures represents a significant hurdle that hinder obtaining high quality iPS cells for further downstream experimentation. In this study, we found that a natural compound, vitamin C, augmented pluripotency in iPS cells and reduced unwanted spontaneous differentiation during iPS cells maintenance...
June 25, 2016: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336723/set1-compass-and-mediator-are-repurposed-to-promote-epigenetic-transcriptional-memory
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Agustina D'Urso, Yoh-Hei Takahashi, Bin Xiong, Jessica Marone, Robert Coukos, Carlo Randise-Hinchliff, Ji-Ping Wang, Ali Shilatifard, Jason H Brickner
In yeast and humans, previous experiences can lead to epigenetic transcriptional memory: repressed genes that exhibit mitotically heritable changes in chromatin structure and promoter recruitment of poised RNA polymerase II preinitiation complex (RNAPII PIC), which enhances future reactivation. Here, we show that INO1 memory in yeast is initiated by binding of the Sfl1 transcription factor to the cis-acting Memory Recruitment Sequence, targeting INO1 to the nuclear periphery. Memory requires a remodeled form of the Set1/COMPASS methyltransferase lacking Spp1, which dimethylates histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4me2)...
2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27247942/histone-lysine-methylation-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mediated-p21-gene-expression-in-rat-mesangial-cells
#20
Qiaoyan Guo, Xiaoxia Li, Hongbo Han, Chaoyuan Li, Shujun Liu, Wenhui Gao, Guangdong Sun
Transforming growth factor beta1- (TGF-β1-) induced p21-dependent mesangial cell (MC) hypertrophy plays a key role in the pathogenesis of chronic renal diseases including diabetic nephropathy (DN). Increasing evidence demonstrated the role of posttranscriptional modifications (PTMs) in the event; however, the precise regulatory mechanism of histone lysine methylation remains largely unknown. Here, we examined the roles of both histone H3 lysine 4 and lysine 9 methylations (H3K4me/H3K9me) in TGF-β1 induced p21 gene expression in rat mesangial cells (RMCs)...
2016: BioMed Research International
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