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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933623/the-defining-dna-methylation-signature-of-kabuki-syndrome-enables-functional-assessment-of-genetic-variants-of-unknown-clinical-significance
#1
Erfan Aref-Eshghi, Laila C Schenkel, Hanxin Lin, Cindy Skinner, Peter Ainsworth, Guillaume Paré, David Rodenhiser, Charles Schwartz, Bekim Sadikovic
Kabuki syndrome (KS) is caused by mutations in KMT2D, which is a histone methyltransferase involved in methylation of H3K4, a histone marker associated with DNA methylation. Analysis of >450,000 CpGs in 24 KS patients with pathogenic mutations in KMT2D and 216 controls, identified several genomic regions, along with 1,504 CpG sites with significant DNA methylation changes including a number of Hox genes and the MYO1F gene. Using the most differentiating and significant probes and regions we developed a "methylation variant pathogenicity (MVP) score," which enables 100% sensitive and specific identification of individuals with KS, which was confirmed using multiple public and internal patient DNA methylation databases...
September 21, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927461/additional-sex-combs-interacts-with-enhancer-of-zeste-and-trithorax-and-modulates-levels-of-trimethylation-on-histone-h3k4-and-h3k27-during-transcription-of-hsp70
#2
Taosui Li, Jacob W Hodgson, Svetlana Petruk, Alexander Mazo, Hugh W Brock
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of cell fate determination requires the Polycomb group for repression; the trithorax group for gene activation; and the enhancer of trithorax and Polycomb (ETP) group for both repression and activation. Additional sex combs (Asx) is a genetically identified ETP for the Hox loci, but the molecular basis of its dual function is unclear. RESULTS: We show that in vitro, Asx binds directly to the SET domains of the histone methyltransferases (HMT) enhancer of zeste [E(z)] (H3K27me3) and Trx (H3K4me3) through a bipartite interaction site separated by 846 amino acid residues...
September 19, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919441/a-unique-ph-dependent-recognition-of-methylated-histone-h3k4-by-pps-and-dido
#3
Adam H Tencer, Jovylyn Gatchalian, Brianna J Klein, Abid Khan, Yi Zhang, Brian D Strahl, Karel H M van Wely, Tatiana G Kutateladze
The protein partner of Sans-fille (PPS) and its human homolog DIDO mediate diverse chromatin activities, including the regulation of stemness genes in embryonic stem cells and splicing in Drosophila. Here, we show that the PHD fingers of PPS and DIDO recognize the histone mark H3K4me3 in a pH-dependent manner: the binding is enhanced at high pH values but is decreased at low pH. Structural analysis reveals that the pH dependency is due to the presence of a histidine residue in the K4me3-binding aromatic cage of PPS...
September 8, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912063/differential-expression-by-chromatin-modifications-of-alcohol-dehydrogenase-1-of-chorispora-bungeana-in-cold-stress
#4
Lijun Liu, Yuan Song, Jun Xu, Dongming Li, Gaopeng Li, Lizhe An
Epigenetic modifications regulate plant genes to cope with a variety of environmental stresses. Chorispora bungeana is an alpine subnival plant with strong tolerance to multiple abiotic stresses, especially cold stress. In this study, we characterized the alcohol dehydrogenase 1 gene from Chorispora bungeana, CbADH1, that is up-regulated in cold conditions. Overexpression of CbADH1 in Arabidopsis thaliana improved cold tolerance, as indicated by a decreased lethal temperature (LT50). Chromatin immunoprecipitation assays showed that histone H3 is removed from the promoter region and the middle-coding region of the gene...
September 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906248/transcription-of-a-5-extended-mrna-isoform-directs-dynamic-chromatin-changes-and-interference-of-a-downstream-promoter
#5
Minghao Chia, Amy Tresenrider, Jingxun Chen, Gianpiero Spedale, Victoria Jorgensen, Elçin Ünal, Folkert Jacobus van Werven
Cell differentiation programs require dynamic regulation of gene expression. During meiotic prophase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, expression of the kinetochore complex subunit Ndc80 is downregulated by a 5' extended long undecoded NDC80 transcript isoform. Here we demonstrate a transcriptional interference mechanism that is responsible for inhibiting expression of the coding NDC80 mRNA isoform. Transcription from a distal NDC80 promoter directs Set1-dependent histone H3K4 dimethylation and Set2-dependent H3K36 trimethylation to establish a repressive chromatin state in the downstream canonical NDC80 promoter...
September 14, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892104/synergistic-anti-aml-effects-of-the-lsd1-inhibitor-t-3775440-and-the-nedd8-activating-enzyme-inhibitor-pevonedistat-via-transdifferentiation-and-dna-rereplication
#6
Y Ishikawa, K Nakayama, M Morimoto, A Mizutani, A Nakayama, K Toyoshima, A Hayashi, S Takagi, R Dairiki, H Miyashita, S Matsumoto, K Gamo, T Nomura, K Nakamura
Lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1, KDM1A) specifically demethylates di- and monomethylated histones H3K4 and K9, resulting in context-dependent transcriptional repression or activation. We previously identified an irreversible LSD1 inhibitor T-3775440, which exerts antileukemic activities in a subset of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines by inducing cell transdifferentiation. The NEDD8-activating enzyme inhibitor pevonedistat (MLN4924, TAK-924) is an investigational drug with antiproliferative activities in AML, and is also reported to induce cell differentiation...
September 11, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887033/long-term-exposure-to-pm2-5-lowers-influenza-virus-resistance-via-down-regulating-pulmonary-macrophage-kdm6a-and-mediates-histones-modification-in-il-6-and-ifn-%C3%AE-promoter-regions
#7
Jing-Hui Ma, Shao-Hua Song, Meng Guo, Ji Zhou, Fang Liu, Li Peng, Zhi-Ren Fu
Atmospheric particulates, especially PM2.5, not only damage the respiratory system, but also play important roles in pulmonary immunity. China is influenced by atmospheric diffusion conditions, industrial manufacturers, and heating and discharging. PM2.5 levels in the air rise substantially in the winter, which is also a period of flu high-incidence. Although an epidemiological link exists between PM2.5 and flu, we do not understand how long-term PM2.5 inhalation affects pulmonary immunity and the influenza virus response...
September 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851851/multifunctional-involvement-of-a-c2h2-zinc-finger-protein-pbzfp-in-malaria-transmission-histone-modification-and-susceptibility-to-dna-damage-response
#8
Anusha M Gopalakrishnan, Ahmed S I Aly, L Aravind, Nirbhay Kumar
In sexually reproducing organisms, meiosis is an essential step responsible for generation of haploid gametes from diploid somatic cells. The quest for understanding regulatory mechanisms of meiotic recombination in Plasmodium led to identification of a gene encoding a protein that contains 11 copies of C2H2 zinc fingers (ZnF). Reverse genetic approaches were used to create Plasmodium berghei parasites either lacking expression of full-length Plasmodium berghei zinc finger protein (PbZfp) (knockout [KO]) or expressing PbZfp lacking C-terminal zinc finger region (truncated [Trunc])...
August 29, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843785/hif-1%C3%AE-coordinates-epigenetic-activation-of-siah1-in-hepatocytes-in-response-to-nutritional-stress
#9
Zhiwen Fan, Zilong Li, Yuyu Yang, Shuai Liu, Junli Guo, Yong Xu
Hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) regulates a diverse range of pathophysiological processes. It has been demonstrated previously that HIF-1α plays a role in the pathogenesis of steatosis mediating the effects of excessive nutritional insults. In the present study we investigated the role of HIF-1α in trans‑activating the seven in absentia homolog 1 (SIAH1) gene and the underlying mechanism. We report that in response to nutritional stress, SIAH1 expression was up-regulated in the liver in mice and in cultured hepatocytes...
August 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839465/fkbp3-promotes-proliferation-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-through-regulating-sp1-hdac2-p27
#10
Wenzhuo Zhu, Zhao Li, Liwen Xiong, Xiaobo Yu, Xi Chen, Qiang Lin
FKBP3 is a member of FK506-binding proteins (FKBPs). Little is known about the expression and functional role(s) of FKBP3 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In the present study, we demonstrated up-regulation of FKBP3 expression, both at mRNA and protein levels, in NSCLC samples which closely correlated with poor survival in NSCLC patients. In vitro and in vivo experiments revealed that FKBP3 could promote NSCLC cell proliferation. Furthermore, knockdown of FKBP3 significantly decreased histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) expression and increased p27 (a cell cycle inhibitor) expression...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827149/studies-on-the-interaction-of-the-histone-demethylase-kdm5b-with-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-intermediates
#11
Hanna Tarhonskaya, Radoslaw P Nowak, Catrine Johansson, Aleksandra Szykowska, Anthony Tumber, Rebecca L Hancock, Pauline Lang, Emily Flashman, Udo Oppermann, Christopher J Schofield, Akane Kawamura
Methylation of lysine-4 of histone H3 (H3K4men) is an important regulatory factor in eukaryotic transcription. Removal of the transcriptionally activating H3K4 methylation is catalyzed by histone demethylases, including the Jumonji C (JmjC) KDM5 subfamily. The JmjC KDMs are Fe(II) and 2-oxoglutarate (2OG)-dependent oxygenases, some of which are associated with cancer. Altered levels of tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle intermediates and the associated metabolites D- and L-2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) can cause changes in chromatin methylation status...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819408/opposite-effects-of-set7-9-on-apoptosis-of-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells-and-lung-cancer-cells
#12
Ye Gu, Yuan Wang, Xinling Wang, Lili Gao, Weiping Yu, Wei-Feng Dong
SET7/9 is a protein lysine methyltransferases (PLMTs or PKMTs) which methylates both histone H3K4 and non-histone proteins including transcriptional factors, tumor suppressors, and membrane-associated receptors. Methylation of these proteins alters protein activity and leads to changes in cellular behavior and a series of biological processes. This study aims to investigate the role of SET7/9 in human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We examined the expression of SET7/9 in AML cells and NSCLC cells and detected the methylation status of the SET7/9 promoter region...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811299/twenty-years-of-menin-emerging-opportunities-for-restoration-of-transcription-in-men1
#13
Koen M A Dreijerink, Marc Timmers, Myles Brown
Since the discovery of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene in 1997, elucidation of the molecular function of its protein product, menin, has been a challenge. Biochemical, proteomics, genetics and genomics approaches have identified various potential roles, which converge on gene expression regulation. The most consistent findings show that menin connects transcription factors and chromatin modifying enzymes, in particular the histone H3K4 methyltransferase complexes MLL1 and MLL2. Chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with next generation sequencing has enabled studying genome-wide dynamics of chromatin binding by menin...
August 15, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800922/inhibition-of-h3k4-demethylation-induces-autophagy-in-cancer-cell-lines
#14
Zhen Wang, Qiao-Yun Long, Lin Chen, Jia-Dong Fan, Zhao-Ning Wang, Lian-Yun Li, Min Wu
Epigenetic factors and related small molecules have emerged to be strongly involved in autophagy process. Here we report that 2-PCPA and GSK-LSD1, two inhibitors of histone H3K4 demethylase KDM1A/LSD1, induce autophagy in multiple mammalian cell lines. The two small molecules induce accumulation of LC3II, formation of autophagosome and autolysosome, and SQSTM1/p62 degradation. 2-PCPA treatment inhibits cell proliferation through cell cycle arrest but does not inducing cell death. Exogenous expression of KDM1A/LSD1 impaired the autophagic phenotypes triggered by 2-PCPA...
August 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794029/coordinate-regulation-of-tet2-and-ebna2-control-dna-methylation-state-of-latent-epstein-barr-virus
#15
Fang Lu, Andreas Wiedmer, Kayla A Martin, Priyankara J M S Wickramasinghe, Andrew V Kossenkov, Paul M Lieberman
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) latency and its associated carcinogenesis are regulated by dynamic changes in DNA methylation of both virus and host genomes. We show here that the Ten-Eleven Translocation 2 (TET2) gene, implicated in hydroxymethylation and active DNA demethylation, is a key regulator of EBV latency type DNA methylation patterning. EBV latency types are defined by DNA methylation patterns that restrict expression of viral latency genes. We show that TET2 mRNA and protein expression correlate with the highly demethylated EBV type III latency program permissive for expression of EBNA2, EBNA3s, and LMP transcripts...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779964/the-c-elegans-set-2-set1-histone-h3-lys4-h3k4-methyltransferase-preserves-genome-stability-in-the-germline
#16
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...
September 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768201/human-tfiih-kinase-cdk7-regulates-transcription-associated-chromatin-modifications
#17
Christopher C Ebmeier, Benjamin Erickson, Benjamin L Allen, Mary A Allen, Hyunmin Kim, Nova Fong, Jeremy R Jacobsen, Kaiwei Liang, Ali Shilatifard, Robin D Dowell, William M Old, David L Bentley, Dylan J Taatjes
CDK7 phosphorylates the RNA polymerase II (pol II) C-terminal domain CTD and activates the P-TEFb-associated kinase CDK9, but its regulatory roles remain obscure. Here, using human CDK7 analog-sensitive (CDK7as) cells, we observed reduced capping enzyme recruitment, increased pol II promoter-proximal pausing, and defective termination at gene 3' ends upon CDK7 inhibition. We also noted that CDK7 regulates chromatin modifications downstream of transcription start sites. H3K4me3 spreading was restricted at gene 5' ends and H3K36me3 was displaced toward gene 3' ends in CDK7as cells...
August 1, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768200/cfp1-regulates-histone-h3k4-trimethylation-and-developmental-potential-in-mouse-oocytes
#18
Chao Yu, Xiaoying Fan, Qian-Qian Sha, Hui-Han Wang, Bo-Tai Li, Xing-Xing Dai, Li Shen, Junping Liu, Lie Wang, Kui Liu, Fuchou Tang, Heng-Yu Fan
Trimethylation of histone H3 at lysine-4 (H3K4me3) is associated with eukaryotic gene promoters and poises their transcriptional activation during development. To examine the in vivo function of H3K4me3 in the absence of DNA replication, we deleted CXXC finger protein 1 (CFP1), the DNA-binding subunit of the SETD1 histone H3K4 methyltransferase, in developing oocytes. We find that CFP1 is required for H3K4me3 accumulation and the deposition of histone variants onto chromatin during oocyte maturation. Decreased H3K4me3 in oocytes caused global downregulation of transcription activity...
August 1, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759003/mll4-prepares-the-enhancer-landscape-for-foxp3-induction-via-chromatin-looping
#19
Katarzyna Placek, Gangqing Hu, Kairong Cui, Dunfang Zhang, Yi Ding, Ji-Eun Lee, Younghoon Jang, Chaochen Wang, Joanne Elizabeth Konkel, Jiuzhou Song, Chengyu Liu, Kai Ge, Wanjun Chen, Keji Zhao
MLL4 is an essential subunit of the histone H3 Lys4 (H3K4)-methylation complexes. We found that MLL4 deficiency compromised the development of regulatory T cells (Treg cells) and resulted in a substantial decrease in monomethylated H3K4 (H3K4me1) and chromatin interaction at putative gene enhancers, a considerable portion of which were not direct targets of MLL4 but were enhancers that interacted with MLL4-bound sites. The decrease in H3K4me1 and chromatin interaction at the enhancers not bound by MLL4 correlated with MLL4 binding at distant interacting regions...
September 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756022/histone-methylase-mll1-coordinates-with-hif-and-regulate-lncrna-hotair-expression-under-hypoxia
#20
Arunoday Bhan, Paromita Deb, Nadine Shihabeddin, Khairul I Ansari, Marco Brotto, Subhrangsu S Mandal
Hypoxia signaling plays a critical role in tumor growth, angiogenesis, metastasis cancer, and aging. Under hypoxia, hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) are stabilized and they coordinate the process of hypoxia-induced gene expression and cell signaling leading to increased tumor growth. Recent studies indicate that non-coding RNAs which are closely associated with cancer are abnormally expressed under hypoxia. Here, we have investigated the transcriptional regulation of a cancer associated long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), HOTAIR, under hypoxic conditions...
September 20, 2017: Gene
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