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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238060/novel-biotechnology-approaches-in-colorectal-cancer-diagnosis-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Soudabeh Kavousipour, Fathemeh Khademi, Mozhdeh Zamani, Bahareh Vakili, Pooneh Mokarram
With ever-increasing molecular information about colorectal cancer (CRC), there is an expectation to detect more sensitive and specific molecular markers for new advanced diagnostic methods that can surpass the limitations of current screening tests. Moreover, enhanced molecular pathology knowledge about cancer has led to the development of targeted therapies, designed to interfere with specific aberrant biological pathways in cancer. Furthermore, biotechnology has opened a new window in CRC diagnosis and treatment by introducing different application of antibodies, antibody fragments, non-Ig scaffold proteins, and aptamers in targeted therapy and drug delivery...
February 25, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237397/sox17-regulates-cholangiocyte-differentiation-and-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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M Merino-Azpitarte, E Lozano, M J Perugorria, A Esparza-Baquer, O Erice, A Santos-Laso, C J O'Rourke, J B Andersen, R Jiménez-Agüero, A Lacasta, M D'Amato, O Briz, N Jalan-Sakrikar, R C Huebert, K M Thelen, S A Gradilone, A M Aransay, J L Lavín, M G Fernández-Barrena, A Matheu, M Marzioni, G J Gores, L Bujanda, J J G Marin, J M Banales
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is a biliary malignancy linked to genetic and epigenetic abnormalities, such as hypermethylation of SOX17 promoter. Here, the role of SOX17 in cholangiocyte differentiation and cholangiocarcinogenesis was studied. METHODS: SOX17 expression/function was evaluated along the differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) into cholangiocytes, in the dedifferentiation process of normal human cholangiocytes (NHC) in culture and in cholangiocarcinogenesis...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236308/prmt5-restricts-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-via-epigenetic-repression-of-cccdna-transcription-and-interference-with-pgrna-encapsidation
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Wen Zhang, Jieliang Chen, Min Wu, Xiaonan Zhang, Min Zhang, Lei Yue, Yaming Li, Jiangxia Liu, Baocun Li, Fang Shen, Yang Wang, Lu Bai, Ulrike Protzer, Massimo Levrero, Zhenghong Yuan
: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a major health problem worldwide. The covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) minichromosome, which serves as the template for the transcription of viral RNAs, plays a key role in viral persistence. While accumulating evidence suggests that cccDNA transcription is regulated by epigenetic machinery, particularly the acetylation of cccDNA-bound histone 3 (H3) and H4, the potential contributions of histone methylation and related host factors remain obscured...
February 25, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236006/histone-h3-and-h4-acetylation-patterns-are-more-dynamic-than-those-of-dna-methylation-in-brachypodium-distachyon-embryos-during-seed-maturation-and-germination
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Elzbieta Wolny, Agnieszka Braszewska-Zalewska, Daria Kroczek, Robert Hasterok
The transition of seeds from a dry to a metabolically active state requires significant changes in both the spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression, and this transcriptional reprogramming involves various modifications of the chromatin structure. There are several factors that can greatly influence the structure of chromatin, one of which is the chemical modifications of histone proteins and DNA itself. In this study, we analysed the distribution of three epigenetic markers, i.e. acetylation of histone H4 (H4K16ac) and histone H3 (H3K18ac) as well as DNA methylation (5mC) in Brachypodium distachyon embryos during the four stages of seed development-maturation, desiccation (quiescence), imbibition and germination...
February 24, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235998/the-epigenetic-modifications-and-the-anterior-to-posterior-characterization-of-meiotic-entry-during-mouse-oogenesis
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Xia-Fei Fu, Fan Yang, Shun-Feng Cheng, Yan-Ni Feng, Lan Li, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen, Xiao-Feng Sun
The meiotic initiation of mammalian oogonia is a critical step during the development of primordial germ cells (PGCs) to mature oocytes. In this study, a systematic investigation of epigenetic modifications and DAZL gene expression during oogonia meiotic entry were performed. We found that the expression of DAZL was epigenetically regulated by DNA methylation of CpG islands within its promoter region. During meiotic entry, a continuously increasing level of 5hmC, a stable epigenetic marker usually associated with the activation of gene expression, was observed from 11...
February 24, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235630/comprehensive-immunohistochemical-analysis-of-histone-deacetylases-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-hdac5-as-a-predictor-of-poor-clinical-outcome
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Eckhard Klieser, Romana Urbas, Stefan Stättner, Florian Primavesi, Tarkan Jäger, Adam Dinnewitzer, Christian Mayr, Tobias Kiesslich, Klaus Holzmann, Pietro Di Fazio, Daniel Neureiter, Stefan Swierczynski
Epigenetic factors contribute to carcinogenesis, tumor promotion and chemoresistance. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are epigenetic regulators that primarily cause chromatin compaction, leading to inaccessibility of promoter regions and eventually gene silencing. Many cancer entities feature over-expression of HDACs. Currently, the role of HDACs in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) is unclear. We analyzed expression patterns of all HDAC classes (Class I, IIA, IIB, III & IV) in five human tissue microarrays (TMA) representing 57 pNETs resected between 1997 and 2013 and corresponding control tissue...
February 21, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235401/expression-of-socs1-and-the-downstream-targets-of-its-putative-tumor-suppressor-functions-in-prostate-cancer
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Martin Chevrier, Diwakar Bobbala, Alberto Villalobos-Hernandez, Md Gulam Musawwir Khan, Sheela Ramanathan, Caroline Saucier, Gerardo Ferbeyre, Sameh Geha, Subburaj Ilangumaran
BACKGROUND: Suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) is considered a tumor suppressor due to frequent epigenetic and micro-RNA-mediated repression of its gene expression in diverse cancers. In prostate cancer (PCa), elevated expression of miR-30d that targets SOCS1 mRNA is associated with increased risk of disease recurrence. SOCS1 can mediate its tumor suppressor functions by diverse mechanisms such as inhibiting the JAK-STAT signaling pathway, promoting the tumor suppressor functions of p53, attenuating MET receptor tyrosine kinase signaling and blocking the oncogenic potential of the cell cycle inhibitor p21(CIP1) (p21)...
February 24, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231576/molecular-markers-involved-in-tumorigenesis-of-thyroid-carcinoma-focus-on-aggressive-histotypes
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Gustavo C Penna, Fernanda Vaisman, Mario Vaisman, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Paula Soares
Thyroid cancer derived from follicular cells (TCDFC) comprises well-differentiated (papillary and follicular) carcinoma, poorly differentiated carcinoma, and anaplastic carcinoma. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common endocrine cancer, and its incidence is steadily increasing. Lethality and aggressiveness of TCDFC is inversely correlated with differentiation degree. In this review, an emphasis has been put on molecular markers involved in tumorigenesis of thyroid carcinoma with a focus on aggressive histotypes and the role of such biomarkers in predicting thyroid cancer outcome...
February 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228641/evaluation-of-trained-immunity-by-%C3%AE-1-3-d-glucan-on-murine-monocytes-in-vitro-and-duration-of-response-in-vivo
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Pablo Garcia-Valtanen, Ruth Marian Guzman-Genuino, David L Williams, John D Hayball, Kerrilyn R Diener
The β-1, 3 (D)-glucan (β-glucan) present in the cell wall of Candida albicans induces epigenetic changes in human monocytes resulting in primed macrophages exhibiting increased cytokine responsiveness to reinfection. This phenomenon is referred to as trained immunity or innate immune memory. However, whether β-glucan can reprogram murine monocytes in vitro or induce lasting effects in vivo has yet to be elucidated. Thus purified murine spleen-derived monocytes were primed with β-glucan in vitro and assessed for markers of differentiation and survival...
February 23, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219347/aquaculture-genomics-genetics-and-breeding-in-the-united-states-current-status-challenges-and-priorities-for-future-research
#10
EDITORIAL
Hisham Abdelrahman, Mohamed ElHady, Acacia Alcivar-Warren, Standish Allen, Rafet Al-Tobasei, Lisui Bao, Ben Beck, Harvey Blackburn, Brian Bosworth, John Buchanan, Jesse Chappell, William Daniels, Sheng Dong, Rex Dunham, Evan Durland, Ahmed Elaswad, Marta Gomez-Chiarri, Kamal Gosh, Ximing Guo, Perry Hackett, Terry Hanson, Dennis Hedgecock, Tiffany Howard, Leigh Holland, Molly Jackson, Yulin Jin, Karim Kahlil, Thomas Kocher, Tim Leeds, Ning Li, Lauren Lindsey, Shikai Liu, Zhanjiang Liu, Kyle Martin, Romi Novriadi, Ramjie Odin, Yniv Palti, Eric Peatman, Dina Proestou, Guyu Qin, Benjamin Reading, Caird Rexroad, Steven Roberts, Mohamed Salem, Andrew Severin, Huitong Shi, Craig Shoemaker, Sheila Stiles, Suxu Tan, Kathy F J Tang, Wilawan Thongda, Terrence Tiersch, Joseph Tomasso, Wendy Tri Prabowo, Roger Vallejo, Hein van der Steen, Khoi Vo, Geoff Waldbieser, Hanping Wang, Xiaozhu Wang, Jianhai Xiang, Yujia Yang, Roger Yant, Zihao Yuan, Qifan Zeng, Tao Zhou
Advancing the production efficiency and profitability of aquaculture is dependent upon the ability to utilize a diverse array of genetic resources. The ultimate goals of aquaculture genomics, genetics and breeding research are to enhance aquaculture production efficiency, sustainability, product quality, and profitability in support of the commercial sector and for the benefit of consumers. In order to achieve these goals, it is important to understand the genomic structure and organization of aquaculture species, and their genomic and phenomic variations, as well as the genetic basis of traits and their interrelationships...
February 20, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216432/epigenetic-modification-by-dietary-factors-implications-in-metabolic-syndrome
#11
REVIEW
Jae-Ho Park, Soon-Hee Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Myung-Sunny Kim
Dietary factors play a role in normal biological processes and are involved in the regulation of pathological progression over a lifetime. Evidence has emerged indicating that dietary factor-dependent epigenetic modifications can significantly affect genome stability and the expression of mRNA and proteins, which are involved in metabolic dysfunction. Since metabolic syndrome is a progressive phenotype characterized by insulin resistance, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, or type 2 diabetes, gene-diet interactions are important processes involved in the initiation of particular symptoms of metabolic syndrome and their progression...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214526/recent-advances-in-human-genetics-and-epigenetics-of-adiposity-pathway-to-precision-medicine
#12
Tove Fall, Michael Mendelson, Elizabeth K Speliotes
Obesity is a heritable trait that contributes to substantial global morbidity and mortality. Here, we summarize findings from the last decade of genetic and epigenetic research focused on unravelling the underpinnings of adiposity. More than 140 genetic regions are now known to influence adiposity traits. The genetics of general adiposity, as measured by body mass index, and that of abdominal obesity, as measured by waist to hip ratio, have distinct biological backgrounds. Expression of genes associated with general adiposity are enriched in the nervous system...
February 15, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211484/regulation-of-mrna-splicing-by-mecp2-via-epigenetic-modifications-in-the-brain
#13
Tian-Lin Cheng, Jingqi Chen, Huida Wan, Bin Tang, Weidong Tian, Lujian Liao, Zilong Qiu
Mutations of X-linked gene Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) are the major causes of Rett syndrome (RTT), a severe neurodevelopmental disorder. Duplications of MECP2-containing genomic segments lead to severe autistic symptoms in human. MECP2-coding protein methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is involved in transcription regulation, microRNA processing and mRNA splicing. However, molecular mechanisms underlying the involvement of MeCP2 in mRNA splicing in neurons remain largely elusive. In this work we found that the majority of MeCP2-associated proteins are involved in mRNA splicing using mass spectrometry analysis with multiple samples from Mecp2-null rat brain, mouse primary neuron and human cell lines...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209718/demethylation-of-h3k27-is-essential-for-the-induction-of-direct-cardiac-reprogramming-by-mir-combo
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Sophie Dal-Pra, Conrad P Hodgkinson, Maria Mirotsou, Imke Kirste, Victor J Dzau
Rationale: Direct reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts to cardac omyocytes has recently emerged as a novel and promising approach to regenerate the injured myocardium. We have previously demonstrated the feasibility of this approach in vitro and in vivo using a combination of four microRNAs (miR-1, miR-133, miR-208 and miR-499) that we named miR combo. However, the mechanism of miR combo mediated direct cardiac reprogramming is currently unknown. Objective: Here we investigated the possibility that miR combo initiated direct cardiac reprogramming through an epigenetic mechanism...
February 16, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199764/clinical-markers-of-asthma-and-ige-assessed-in-parents-before-conception-predicts-asthma-and-hay-fever-in-the-offspring
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Randi J Bertelsen, Marta Rava, Anne Elie Carsin, Simone Accordini, Bryndis Benediktsdóttir, Julia Dratva, Karl A Franklin, Joachim Heinrich, Mathias Holm, Christer Janson, Ane Johannessen, Deborah L Jarvis, Rain Jogi, Benedicte Leynaert, Dan Norback, Ernst Reidar Omenaas, Chantal Raherison, José Luis Sánchez-Ramos, Vivi Schlünssen, Torben Sigsgaard, Shyamali C Dharmage, Cecilie Svanes
BACKGROUND: Mice models suggest epigenetic inheritance induced by parental allergic disease activity. However, we know little of how parental disease activity before conception influences offspring's asthma and allergy in humans. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the associations of parental asthma severity, bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR), and total and specific IgEs, measured before conception vs after birth, with offspring asthma and hay fever. METHODS: The study included 4293 participants (mean age 34, 47% men) from the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) with information on asthma symptom severity, BHR, total and specific IgEs from 1991-1993, and data on 9100 offspring born 1972-2012...
February 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199193/epigenetic-and-risk-factors-of-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-a-brief-review
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Daniel Adrian Landero-Huerta, Rosa Maria Vigueras-Villasenor, Emiy Yokoyama-Rebollar, Elena Arechaga-Ocampo, Julio Cesar Rojas-Castaneda, Francisco Jimenez-Trejo, Margarita Chavez-Saldana
Testicular germ cell cancer (TGCT) is the most common malignancy among young adult males, which has become important due to its increased incidence and mortality in the population worldwide. The etiology is multifactorial. Recent studies have shown some associations between the development of isolated TGCT and certain risk factors, such as exposure to endocrine disruptors, cryptorchidism, and family history of cancer, in order to identify the key pieces in carcinogenesis. Some of the most important findings in recent years is the association of different genes, such as c-KIT/KITLG, expression of the miR-371-373 cluster and protein expression as c-KIT and POU5F1 in the development of this neoplasia, and the identification of new molecular markers as TGFBR3 gene, identifying aberrant methylation patterns in promoter regions of several genes, expression of miR-1297 which regulates PTEN and protein expression as DMTR1...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198450/identification-of-methylation-driven-differentially-expressed-stxbp6-as-a-novel-biomarker-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#17
Govinda Lenka, Mong-Hsun Tsai, Hsin-Chieh Lin, Jen-Hao Hsiao, Yi-Ching Lee, Tzu-Pin Lu, Jang-Ming Lee, Chung-Ping Hsu, Liang-Chuan Lai, Eric Y Chuang
DNA methylation is an essential epigenetic marker associated with the silencing of gene expression. Although various genome-wide studies revealed aberrantly methylated gene targets as molecular biomarkers for early detection, the survival rate of lung cancer patients is still poor. In order to identify methylation-driven biomarkers, genome-wide changes in DNA methylation and differential expression in 32 pairs of lung adenocarcinoma and adjacent normal lung tissue in non-smoking women were examined. This concurrent analysis identified 21 negatively correlated probes (r ≤ -0...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194967/multicellular-tumor-spheroids-combined-with-mass-spectrometric-histone-analysis-to-evaluate-epigenetic-drugs
#18
Peter E Feist, Simone Sidoli, Xin Liu, Monica M Schroll, Sharif Rahmy, Rina Fujiwara, Benjamin A Garcia, Amanda B Hummon
Multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) are valuable in vitro tumor models frequently used to evaluate the penetration and efficacy of therapeutics. In this study, we evaluated potential differences in epigenetic markers, i.e., histone post-translational modifications (PTMs), in the layers of the HCT116 colon carcinoma MCTS. Cells were grown in agarose-coated 96 well plates, forming reproducible 1-mm-diameter MCTS. The MCTS were fractionated into three radially concentric portions, generating samples containing cells from the core, the mid and the external layers...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193841/dual-roles-of-akirin2-during-xenopus-neural-development
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Xiaoliang Liu, Yingjie Xia, Jixin Tang, Li Ma, Chaocui Li, Pengcheng Ma, Bingyu Mao
To ensure correct spatial and temporal patterning, embryos must maintain pluripotent cell populations and control when cells undergo commitment. The newly identified nucleoprotein Akirin has been shown to modulate the innate immune response through epigenetic regulation and to play important roles in other physiological processes, but its role in neural development remains unknown. Here, we show that Akirin2 is required for neural development in Xenopus and knockdown of Akirin2 expands the expression of the neural progenitor marker Sox2 and inhibits expression of the differentiated neuronal marker N-tubulin...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193206/inducing-goat-pluripotent-stem-cells-with-four-transcription-factor-mrnas-that-activate-endogenous-promoters
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Hao Chen, Qisheng Zuo, Yingjie Wang, Jiuzhou Song, Huilin Yang, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li
BACKGROUND: Traditional approaches for generating goat pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) suffer from complexity and low preparation efficiency. Therefore, we tried to derive goat iPSCs with a new method by transfecting exogenous Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc mRNAs into goat embryonic fibroblasts (GEFs), and explore the mechanisms regarding the transcription regulation of the reprogramming factors in goat iPSCs induction. RESULTS: mRNAs of the four reprogramming factors were transfected into GEFs, and were localized in nucleus with approximately 90% transfection efficiency...
February 13, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
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