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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230532/rna-mediated-transgenerational-inheritance-in-ciliates-and-plants
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Zachary T Neeb, Mariusz Nowacki
In the age of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and with the availability of whole sequenced genomes and epigenomes, some attention has shifted from purely sequence-based studies to those of heritable epigenetic modifications. Transgenerational inheritance can be defined as heritable changes to the state of DNA that may be passed on to subsequent generations without alterations to the underlying DNA sequence. Although this phenomenon has been extensively studied in many systems, studies of transgenerational inheritance in mammals and other higher-level eukaryotes may be complicated by the fact that many epigenetic marks are reprogrammed during sexual reproduction...
December 11, 2017: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228129/prenatal-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-causes-long-term-transgenerational-effects-on-female-reproduction-in-mice
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Emily Brehm, Saniya Rattan, Liying Gao, Jodi A Flaws
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a plasticizer in many consumer products. Although DEHP is a known endocrine disruptor, little is known about the effects of DEHP exposure on female reproduction. Thus, this study tested the hypothesis that prenatal DEHP exposure affects follicle numbers, estrous cyclicity, and hormone levels in multiple generations of mice. Pregnant CD-1 mice were orally dosed with corn oil (vehicle control) or DEHP (20 and 200 µg/kg/day, and 500 and 750 mg/kg/day) from gestation day 10...
December 7, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227690/effect-of-the-induction-of-transgenerational-obesity-on-maternal-fetal-parameters
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Thaigra Sousa Soares, Ana Paula Andreolla, Carolina Abreu Miranda, Eduardo Klöppel, Luhara Silva Rodrigues, Rafaianne Queiroz Moraes-Souza, Débora Cristina Damasceno, Gustavo Tadeu Volpato, Kleber Eduardo Campos
Maternal obesity can cause complications for both women and their offspring for generations. Therefore, we intended to verify the repercussions of induction of transgenerational obesity on biochemical parameters, reproductive performance, and congenital anomaly frequency in Wistar rats. Female rats were used from successive generations. The female rats of parental generation (F0, n=10) were mated to obtain their offspring (F1 generation). F1 female rats received a monosodium glutamate (MSG) solution to induce obesity (n=07) or vehicle (control, n=06) during the neonatal period...
December 11, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226124/epigenetic-and-neural-circuitry-landscape-of-psychotherapeutic-interventions
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Christopher W T Miller
The science behind psychotherapy has garnered considerable interest, as objective measures are being developed to map the patient's subjective change over the course of treatment. Prenatal and early life influences have a lasting impact on how genes are expressed and the manner in which neural circuits are consolidated. Transgenerationally transmitted epigenetic markers as well as templates of enhanced thought flexibility versus evasion can be passed down from parent to child. This influences gene expression/repression (impacting neuroplasticity) and kindling of neurocircuitry which can perpetuate maladaptive cognitive processing seen in a number of psychiatric conditions...
2017: Psychiatry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223657/the-evolutionary-field-hypothesis-non-mendelian-transgenerational-inheritance-mediates-diversification-and-evolution
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Corrado Spadafora
Epigenetics is increasingly regarded as a potential contributing factor to evolution. Building on apparently unrelated results, here I propose that RNA-containing nanovesicles, predominantly small regulatory RNAs, are released from somatic tissues in the bloodstream, cross the Weismann barrier, reach the epididymis, and are eventually taken up by spermatozoa; henceforth the information is delivered to oocytes at fertilization. In the model, a LINE-1-encoded reverse transcriptase activity, present in spermatozoa and early embryos, plays a key role in amplifying and propagating these RNAs as extrachromosomal structures...
December 6, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222412/ancestral-perinatal-obesogen-exposure-results-in-a-transgenerational-thrifty-phenotype-in-mice
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Raquel Chamorro-Garcia, Carlos Diaz-Castillo, Bassem M Shoucri, Heidi Käch, Ron Leavitt, Toshi Shioda, Bruce Blumberg
Ancestral environmental exposures to non-mutagenic agents can exert effects in unexposed descendants. This transgenerational inheritance has significant implications for understanding disease etiology. Here we show that exposure of F0 mice to the obesogen tributyltin (TBT) throughout pregnancy and lactation predisposes unexposed F4 male descendants to obesity when dietary fat is increased. Analyses of body fat, plasma hormone levels, and visceral white adipose tissue DNA methylome and transcriptome collectively indicate that the F4 obesity is consistent with a leptin resistant, thrifty phenotype...
December 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221677/epigenetic-regulation-of-biological-rhythms-an-evolutionary-ancient-molecular-timer
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Tyler J Stevenson
Biological rhythms are pervasive in nature, yet our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that govern timing is far from complete. The rapidly emerging research focus on epigenetic plasticity has revealed a system that is highly dynamic and reversible. In this Opinion, I propose an epigenetic clock model that outlines how molecular modifications, such as DNA methylation, are integral components for timing endogenous biological rhythms. The hypothesis proposed is that an epigenetic clock serves to maintain the period of molecular rhythms via control over the phase of gene transcription and this timing mechanism resides in all cells, from unicellular to complex organisms...
December 5, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218402/linking-inter-individual-variability-to-endocrine-disruptors-insights-for-epigenetic-inheritance
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Sarah E Latchney, Ashley M Fields, Martha Susiarjo
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can induce a myriad of adverse health effects. An area of active investigation is the multi- and transgenerational inheritance of EDC-induced adverse health effects referring to the transmission of phenotypes across multiple generations via the germline. The inheritance of EDC-induced adverse health effects across multiple generations can occur independent of genetics, spurring much research into the transmission of underlying epigenetic mechanisms. Epigenetic mechanisms play important roles in the development of an organism and are responsive to environmental exposures...
December 7, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209738/the-impact-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-on-cancer-progression
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Chon-Kit Chou, Ya-Ting Yang, Ho-Chun Yang, Shih-Shin Liang, Tsu-Nai Wang, Po-Lin Kuo, Hui-Min David Wang, Eing-Mei Tsai, Chien-Chih Chiu
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), a widely used plasticizer, mainly serves as an additive to render polyvinyl chloride (PVC) soft and flexible. PVC plastics have become ubiquitous in our modern society. Yet, the leaching of DEHP from PVC-based consumables ultimately results in the deposition in certain tissues via inadvertent applications. Health risks for human populations exposed to DEHP has been assumed by studies on rodents and other species, including the DEHP-induced developmental dysregulation, reproductive impairments, tumorigenesis, and diseases in a transgenerational manner...
December 5, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204692/flight-induced-transgenerational-maternal-effects-influence-butterfly-offspring-performance-during-times-of-drought
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Melanie Gibbs, Hans Van Dyck, Casper J Breuker
Maternal condition can generate resource-related maternal effects through differential egg provisioning that can negatively affect offspring performance especially when offspring growth occurs in stressful or sub-optimal environments. Using the Speckled Wood butterfly, Pararge aegeria (L.) we tested the hypothesis that repeated periods of intensive flight during female oviposition affects egg provisioning and reduces offspring performance when larval development occurs under stressful conditions on drought stressed host plants...
December 4, 2017: Oecologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203518/dna-methylation-in-epigenetic-inheritance-of-metabolic-diseases-through-the-male-germ-line
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Louise Rh Illum, Stine T Bak, Sten Lund, Anders Lade Nielsen
The global rise in metabolic diseases can be attributed to a complex interplay between biology, behavior and environmental factors. This article reviews the current literature concerning DNA methylation-based epigenetic inheritance (intergenerational and transgenerational) of metabolic diseases through the male germ line. Included are a presentation of the basic principles for DNA methylation in developmental programming, and a description of windows of susceptibility for the inheritance of environmentally induced aberrations in DNA methylation and their associated metabolic disease phenotypes...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198250/cornicle-secretions-by-aphis-fabae-hemiptera-aphididae-result-in-age-dependent-costs-and-improved-host-suitability-for-lysiphlebus-fabarum-marshall-hymenoptera-braconidae
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Y Parvizi, A Rasekh, J P Michaud
We examined the life history consequences of cornicle secretion by Aphis fabae Scopoli in second and fourth instars, and its effects on host suitability for its parasitoid, Lysiphlebus fabarum (Marshall). Cornicle secretion did not affect aphid fecundity, but secretion in the second instar enhanced life table parameters, whereas secretion in the fourth instar affected them negatively, suggesting a higher cost of secretion in later instars. Secretion in either instar improved host suitability for L. fabarum...
December 4, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193268/what-role-does-heritability-play-in-transgenerational-phenotypic-responses-to-captivity-implications-for-managing-captive-populations
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Stephanie K Courtney Jones, Phillip G Byrnea
Animals maintained in captivity exhibit rapid changes in phenotypic traits, which may be maladaptive for natural environments. The phenotype can shift away from the wild phenotype via transgenerational effects, with the environment experienced by parents influencing the phenotype and fitness of offspring. There is emerging evidence that controlling transgenerational effects could help mitigate the effects of captivity, improving the success of captively bred animals post release. However, controlling transgenerational effects requires knowledge of the mechanisms driving transgenerational changes...
November 28, 2017: Zoo Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172130/multigenerational-effects-of-4-methylbenzylidene-camphor-4-mbc-on-the-survival-development-and-reproduction-of-the-marine-copepod-tigriopus-japonicus
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Leyun Chen, Xiaolin Li, Haizheng Hong, Dalin Shi
One of the most widely used organic UV filters, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC), is present at high concentrations in offshore waters. The marine copepod Tigriopus japonicus was exposed to different concentrations of 4-MBC (i.e., 0, 0.5, 1, 5 and 10μgL(-1)) for 4 consecutive generations (F0-F3) to evaluate the impact of 4-MBC on marine ecosystems. The results showed that in the F0 generation, 4-MBC caused significant lethal toxicity in T. japonicas at concentrations of 5 and 10μgL(-1) and the nauplii were more sensitive to 4-MBC toxicity than the adults...
November 16, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168895/epigenetics-as-a-driver-of-developmental-origins-of-health-and-disease-did-we-forget-the-fathers
#15
REVIEW
Adelheid Soubry
What are the effects of our environment on human development and the next generation? Numerous studies have provided ample evidence that a healthy environment and lifestyle of the mother is important for her offspring. Biological mechanisms underlying these environmental influences have been proposed to involve alterations in the epigenome. Is there enough evidence to suggest a similar contribution from the part of the father? Animal models provide proof of a transgenerational epigenetic effect through the paternal germ line, but can this be translated to humans? To date, literature on fathers is scarce...
November 23, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165653/transgenerational-effects-of-bisphenol-a-on-gene-expression-and-dna-methylation-of-imprinted-genes-in-brain
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Zuzana Drobná, Anne D Henriksen, Jennifer T Wolstenholme, Catalina Montiel, Philip S Lambeth, Stephen Shang, Erin P Harris, Changqing Zhou, Jodi A Flaws, Mazhar Adli, Emilie F Rissman
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a ubiquitous man-made endocrine disrupting compound (EDC). Developmental exposure to BPA changes behavioral and reproductive phenotypes and these effects can last for generations. We exposed embryos to BPA producing two lineages: controls and BPA-exposed. In the third generation (F3), brain tissues containing the preoptic area, the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, and the anterior hypothalamus were collected. RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) and subsequent data analyses revealed 50 differentially regulated genes in the brains of F3 juveniles from BPA- versus control-lineages...
November 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165555/prenatal-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-disrupts-ovarian-function-in-a-transgenerational-manner-in-female-mice
#17
Saniya Rattan, Emily Brehm, Liying Gao, Sarah Niermann, Jodi A Flaws
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a plasticizer found in polyvinyl chloride products such as vinyl flooring, plastic food containers, medical devices, and children's toys. DEHP is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant and is a known endocrine disrupting chemical. Little is known about the effects of prenatal DEHP exposure on the ovary and whether effects occur in subsequent generations. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to DEHP disrupts ovarian functions in the F1, F2, and F3 generations of female mice...
November 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150410/lung-function-in-early-adulthood-and-health-in-later-life-a-transgenerational-cohort-analysis
#18
Alvar Agustí, Guillaume Noell, Josep Brugada, Rosa Faner
BACKGROUND: Early life events can affect health in later life. We hypothesised that low lung function (FEV1 <80% predicted) in early adulthood (25-40 years) is associated with higher prevalence and earlier incidence of respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic abnormalities, and premature death. METHODS: In this cohort analysis, we tested this hypothesis using data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort (FOC) and validated our observations in CARDIA (an independent cohort) and GenIII (which includes the direct descendants of FOC participants)...
November 14, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149482/melatonin-alleviates-low-ps-i-limited-carbon-assimilation-under-elevated-co2-and-enhances-the-cold-tolerance-of-offspring-in-chlorophyll-b-deficient-mutant-wheat
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Xiangnan Li, Marian Brestic, Dun-Xian Tan, Marek Zivcak, Xiancan Zhu, Shengqun Liu, Fengbin Song, Russel J Reiter, Fulai Liu
Melatonin is involved in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and induction of cold tolerance in plants. The objective of this study was to investigate the roles of melatonin in modulation of carbon assimilation of wild type wheat and the Chl b-deficient mutant ANK32B in response to elevated CO2 concentration ([CO2 ]) and the transgenerational effects of application of exogenous melatonin (hereafter identified as melatonin priming) on the cold tolerance in offspring. The results showed that the melatonin priming enhanced the carbon assimilation in ANK32B under elevated [CO2 ], via boosting the activities of ATPase and sucrose synthesis and maintaining a relatively higher level of total chlorophyll concentration in leaves...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147574/generational-comparisons-f1-versus-f3-of-vinclozolin-induced-epigenetic-transgenerational-inheritance-of-sperm-differential-dna-methylation-regions-epimutations-using-medip-seq
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Daniel Beck, Ingrid Sadler-Riggleman, Michael K Skinner
Environmentally induced epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease and phenotypic variation has been shown to involve DNA methylation alterations in the germline (e.g. sperm). These differential DNA methylation regions (DMRs) are termed epimutations and in part transmit the transgenerational phenotypes. The agricultural fungicide vinclozolin exposure of a gestating female rat has previously been shown to promote transgenerational disease and epimutations in F3 generation (great-grand-offspring) animals...
July 2017: Environmental Epigenetics
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