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Histone H3.3

Guillermo Senisterra, Hugh Y Zhu, Xiao Luo, Hailong Zhang, Guoliang Xun, Chunliang Lu, Wen Xiao, Taraneh Hajian, Peter Loppnau, Irene Chau, Fengling Li, Abdellah Allali-Hassani, Peter Atadja, Counde Oyang, En Li, Peter J Brown, Cheryl H Arrowsmith, Kehao Zhao, Zhengtian Yu, Masoud Vedadi
Ubiquitin-like with PHD and RING finger domains 1 (UHRF1) is a multidomain protein that plays a critical role in maintaining DNA methylation patterns through concurrent recognition of hemimethylated DNA and histone marks by various domains, and recruitment of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1). UHRF1 is overexpressed in various cancers, including breast cancer. The tandem tudor domain (TTD) of UHRF1 specifically and tightly binds to histone H3 di- or trimethylated at lysine 9 (H3K9me2 or H3K9me3, respectively), and this binding is essential for UHRF1 function...
March 1, 2018: SLAS Discovery
Werner Giehl Glanzner, Vitor Braga Rissi, Mariana Priotto de Macedo, Lady Katerine Serrano Mujica, Karina Gutierrez, Alessandra Bridi, João Ricardo Malheiros de Souza, Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves, Vilceu Bordignon
Epigenetic modifications in the C-terminal domain of histones coordinate important events during early development including embryo genome activation (EGA) and cell differentiation. In this study, the mRNA expression profile of the main lysine demethylases (KDMs) acting on the lysine 4 (H3K4), 9 (H3K9) and 27 (H3K27) of the histone H3 was determined at pre-, during and post- EGA stages of bovine and porcine embryos produced by in vitro fertilization (IVF) and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). In IVF embryos, mRNA abundance of most KDMs revealed a bell-shaped profile with peak expression around the EGA period, i...
March 8, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Hyungwoo Cho, Dok Hyun Yoon, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Kyun-Seop Bae, Won Seog Kim, Hyeon-Seok Eom, Jin Seok Kim, Jung Yong Hong, Seok Jin Kim, Hyewon Lee, Soo-Jeong Kim, Cheolwon Suh
Background The objective of this study was to assess the safety, dose-limiting toxicities (DLTs), maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics, and anti-tumor efficacy of CKD-581, a novel pan-histone deacetylase inhibitor, in patients with lymphoma or multiple myeloma (MM) refractory to standard therapy. Methods In this phase I study, CKD-581 was intravenously administered on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 28-day cycle. A standard 3 + 3 cohort design was used to determine the MTD. Acetylated histones H3 and H4 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were measured for pharmacodynamic assessment in a subpopulation of patients...
March 9, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Tinchou Li, Mingcheng Lee, Fuming Tsai, Yunhsiang Chen, Yiyin Lin, Maoliang Chen
BACKGROUND: Based on accumulating evidence, the regulation of protein expression by antipsychotic drugs (APDs) might be closely related to the control of psychotic symptoms when these drugs are used to treat mental disorders. The low quantity of nuclear proteins in the cell hinders their detection because signal for rare proteins are masked in most proteomic detection systems. METHODS: Nuclear proteins fractionated from APD-treated B35 cells were labeled with iTRAQ and detected by LC/MS/MS to investigate APD-induced alterations in nuclear protein expression...
March 7, 2018: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
Yutaka Mizuno, Kentaro Maemura, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Azumi Hirata, Sugiko Futaki, Hiroki Hamamoto, Kohei Taniguchi, Michihiro Hayashi, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Masa-Aki Shibata, Yoshinori Otsuki, Yoichi Kondo
Delta-like 3 (DLL3) is a member of the Delta/Serrate/Lag-2 family of ligands for the Notch receptor and plays a role in Notch signaling. We have previously revealed that the expression of DLL3 is silenced by aberrant DNA methylation and that overexpression of DLL3 in the HuH2 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell line induced apoptosis. In the present study, we first confirmed the methylation of DLL3 in HuH2 cells and analyzed the methylation status of the DLL3 promoter region by bisulfite sequencing. Furthermore, we investigated whether other epigenetic modifications, such as histone acetylation and histone methylation, affected the expression of DLL3...
March 5, 2018: Oncology Reports
Hong Ding, Wen Chao Lu, Jun Chi Hu, Yu-Chih Liu, Chen Hua Zhang, Fu Lin Lian, Nai Xia Zhang, Fan Wang Meng, Cheng Luo, Kai Xian Chen
SET7, serving as the only histone methyltransferase that monomethylates 'Lys-4' of histone H3, has been proved to function as a key regulator in diverse biological processes, such as cell proliferation, transcriptional network regulation in embryonic stem cell, cell cycle control, protein stability, heart morphogenesis and development. What's more, SET7 is involved inthe pathogenesis of alopecia aerate, breast cancer, tumor and cancer progression, atherosclerosis in human carotid plaques, chronic renal diseases, diabetes, obesity, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, and pulmonary fibrosis...
March 2, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Jisu Yang, Nivedita Chatterjee, Youngho Kim, Ji-Yeon Roh, Jung-Hwan Kwon, Myung-Sook Park, Jinhee Choi
As part of a study to explore the long-term effects of the Hebei Spirit oil spill accident, transgenerational toxicity and associated epigenetic changes were investigated in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Under experimental conditions, worms were exposed to Iranian heavy crude oil (IHC) under three different scenarios: partial early-life exposure (PE), partial late-life exposure (PL), and whole-life exposure (WE). Growth, reproduction, and histone methylation were monitored in the exposed parental worms (P0) and in three consecutive unexposed offspring generations (F1-3 )...
February 21, 2018: Chemosphere
Toshia R Myers, Pier Giorgio Amendola, Yvonne C Lussi, Anna Elisabetta Salcini
Post-translational modifications of histones, constitutive components of chromatin, regulate chromatin compaction and control all DNA-based cellular processes. C. elegans JMJD-1.2, a member of the KDM7 family, is a demethylase active towards several lysine residues on Histone 3 (H3), but its contribution in regulating histone methylation in germ cells has not been fully investigated. Here, we show that jmjd-1.2 is expressed abundantly in the germline where it controls the level of histone 3 lysine 9, lysine 23 and lysine 27 di-methylation (H3K9/K23/K27me2) both in mitotic and meiotic cells...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
M P Faillace, A Pisera-Fuster, R Bernabeu
The rewarding properties of drugs in zebrafish can be studied using the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm. Most devices that have been used for CPP consist of two-half tanks with or without a central chamber. Here we evaluated the rewarding effects of nicotine and caffeine using a tank with five arms distributed radially from a central chamber that we have denoted Fish Tank Radial Maze (FTRM). Zebrafish were trained to associate nicotine or caffeine with a coloured arm. In testing sessions to assess CPP induction, between two and five different arms were available to explore...
February 23, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Jonathan Nye, Daniël P Melters, Yamini Dalal
Histone chaperones are indispensable regulators of chromatin structure and function. Recent work has shown that they are frequently mis-regulated in cancer, which can have profound consequences on tumor growth and survival. Here, we focus on chaperones for the essential H3 histone variants H3.3 and CENP-A, specifically HIRA, DAXX/ATRX, DEK, and HJURP. This review summarizes recent studies elucidating their roles in regulating chromatin and discusses how cancer-specific chromatin interactions can be exploited to target cancer cells...
2018: F1000Research
Akshaya K Meher, Michael Spinosa, John P Davis, Nicolas Pope, Victor E Laubach, Gang Su, Vlad Serbulea, Norbert Leitinger, Gorav Ailawadi, Gilbert R Upchurch
OBJECTIVE: Neutrophils promote experimental abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) formation via a mechanism that is independent from MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases). Recently, we reported a dominant role of IL (interleukin)-1β in the formation of murine experimental AAAs. Here, the hypothesis that IL-1β-induced neutrophil extracellular trap formation (NETosis) promotes AAA was tested. APPROACH AND RESULTS: NETs were identified through colocalized staining of neutrophil, Cit-H3 (citrullinated histone H3), and DNA, using immunohistochemistry...
February 22, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Katie L Bales, Lara Ianov, Andrew J Kennedy, J David Sweatt, Alecia K Gross
Purpose: Epigenetic and transcriptional mechanisms have been shown to contribute to long-lasting functional changes in adult neurons. The purpose of this study was to identify any such modifications in diseased retinal tissues from a mouse model of rhodopsin mutation-associated autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP), Q344X, relative to age-matched wild-type (WT) controls. Methods: We performed RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) at poly(A) selected RNA to profile the transcriptional patterns in 3-week-old ADRP mouse model rhodopsin Q344X compared to WT controls...
2018: Molecular Vision
Jiamei Lin, Shengqiang Wang, Yunlin Feng, Weihong Zhao, Weilu Zhao, Foquan Luo, Namin Feng
Propofol is widely used in clinical practice, including non-obstetric surgery in pregnant women. Previously, we found that propofol anaesthesia in maternal rats during the third trimester (E18) caused learning and memory impairment to the offspring rats, but how about the exposure during early pregnancy and the underlying mechanisms? Histone acetylation plays an important role in synaptic plasticity. In this study, propofol was administered to the pregnant rats in the early pregnancy (E7). The learning and memory function of the offspring were tested by Morris water maze (MWM) test on post-natal day 30...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Wendi Shuai, Jiangxue Wu, Shuai Chen, Ranyi Liu, Zhihua Ye, Chunmei Kuang, Xiang Fu, Gaoyuan Wang, Yingchang Li, Qihua Peng, Wei Shi, Yizhuo Li, Qianghua Zhou, Wenlin Huang
Suppressor of variegation 3-9 homolog 2 (SUV39H2) is a member of the SUV39H subfamily of lysine methyltransferases. Its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) proliferation and metastasis has remained unexplored. Here, we determined that SUV39H2 was upregulated in CRC tissues compared with that in adjacent non-neoplastic tissues. Further statistical analysis revealed that high SUV39H2 expression was strongly associated with distant metastasis (P = 0.016) and TNM stage (P = 0.038) and predicted a shorter overall survival (OS; P = 0...
February 16, 2018: Cancer Letters
Olena Dobrovolska, Maxim Bril'kov, Øyvind Ødegård-Fougner, Rein Aasland, Øyvind Halskau
The ASHH2 CW domain is responsible for recognizing the methylation state at lysine 4 of histone 3 N-terminal tails and implicated in the recruitment of the ASHH2 methyltransferase enzyme correctly to the histones. The ASHH2 CW domain binds H3 lysine motifs that can be either mono-, di-, or tri-methylated [ARTK(meX)QTAR, where X denotes the number of methylations], but binds strongest to monomethylated instances (K d values reported in the range of 1 µm to 500 nM). Hoppmann et al. published the uncomplexed NMR structure of an ASHH2 CW domain in 2011...
February 16, 2018: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
Houliang Deng, Jianming Zeng, Ting Zhang, Longcai Gong, Hongjie Zhang, Edwin Cheung, Chris Jones, Gang Li
Lysine to Methionine mutations at position 27 (K27M) in the histone H3 (H3.3 and H3.1) are highly prevalent in pediatric high-grade gliomas (HGG) that arise in the midline of the central nervous system. H3K27M perturbs the activity of polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2) and correlates with DNA hypomethylation; however, the pathways whereby H3K27M drive the development of pediatric HGG remain poorly understood. To understand the mechanism of pediatric HGG development driven by H3.3K27M and discover potential therapeutic targets or biomarkers, we established pediatric glioma cell model systems harboring H3...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Isao Tamura, Kosuke Jozaki, Shun Sato, Yuichiro Shirafuta, Masahiro Shinagawa, Ryo Maekawa, Toshiaki Taketani, Hiromi Asada, Hiroshi Tamura, Norihiro Sugino
We have previously shown that decidualization of human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) causes a genome-wide increase in the levels of acetylation of histone-H3 Lys-27 (H3K27ac). We also reported that the distal gene regions, more than 3 kb up or downstream of gene transcription start sites have increased H3K27ac levels. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) is a specific decidualization marker and has increased H3K27ac levels in its distal upstream region (-4701 bp to -7501 bp). Here, using a luciferase reporter gene construct containing this IGFBP-1 upstream region, we tested the hypothesis that it is an IGFBP-1 enhancer...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Elena V Daoud, Veena Rajaram, Chunyu Cai, Robert J Oberle, Gregory R Martin, Jack M Raisanen, Charles L White, Chan Foong, Bruce E Mickey, Edward Pan, Kimmo J Hatanpaa
Adult brainstem gliomas are difficult to classify based on radiologic and histologic features. A K27M mutation in histone 3 has been described to identify high-grade midline gliomas associated with a particularly unfavorable prognosis. While initially considered a pediatric entity, it is now known that H3K27M-mutant brainstem gliomas occur in all age groups, but they are less well understood in adults. We studied clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features of 25 brainstem gliomas diagnosed at our institution between 1994 and 2017 in subjects at least 18 years old...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Kuixiang Chen, Mubarak Rekep, Wei Wei, Qian Wu, Qin Xue, Sujuan Li, Jiahui Tian, Quan Yi, Genshui Zhang, Guiping Zhang, Qing Xiao, Jiandong Luo, Yinghua Liu
PURPOSE: Quercetin, a flavonoid, has been reported to ameliorate cardiovascular diseases, such as cardiac hypertrophy. However, the mechanism is not completely understood. In this study, a mechanism related to proteasome-glycogen synthesis kinase 3 (GSK-3) was elucidated in rats and primary neonatal cardiomyocytes. METHODS: Rats were subjected to sham or constriction of abdominal aorta surgery groups and treated with or without quercetin for 8 weeks. Angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced primary cardiomyocytes were cultured with quercetin treatment or not for 48 h...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Li Lu, Xiangsong Chen, Shuiming Qian, Xuehua Zhong
The dynamic incorporation of histone variants influences chromatin structure and many biological processes. In Arabidopsis, the canonical variant H3.1 differs from H3.3 in four residues, one of which (H3.1Phe41) is unique and conserved in plants. However, its evolutionary significance remains unclear. Here, we show that Phe41 first appeared in H3.1 in ferns and became stable during land plant evolution. Unlike H3.1, which is specifically enriched in silent regions, H3.1F41Y variants gain ectopic accumulation at actively transcribed regions...
February 12, 2018: Nature Communications
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