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David S Moore
Why do we grow up to have the traits we do? Most 20th century scientists answered this question by referring only to our genes and our environments. But recent discoveries in the emerging field of behavioral epigenetics have revealed factors at the interface between genes and environments that also play crucial roles in development. These factors affect how genes work; scientists now know that what matters as much as which genes you have (and what environments you encounter) is how your genes are affected by their contexts...
December 1, 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906176/epigenetic-programming-of-dnmt3a-mediated-by-ap2%C3%AE-is-required-for-granting-preadipocyte-the-ability-to-differentiate
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Wei Guo, Jiangnan Chen, Ying Yang, Jianbei Zhu, Jiarui Wu
Adipogenesis has an important role in regulating energy homeostasis in mammals. 3T3-L1 preadipocytes have been widely used as an in vitro model for analyzing the molecular mechanism of adipogenesis. Previous reports indicated that the stage of contact inhibition (CI), through which the proliferating cells exit from the cell cycle, was required for granting preadipocyte the ability to differentiate. While this kind of the granting mechanism remains elusive. In the present study, we showed that DNA (cytosine-5) methyltransferase 3a (Dnmt3a) was upregulated at both the mRNA and protein level during the CI stage, and resulted in increasing promoter methylation of adipogenic genes...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906075/nuclear-bodies-reorganize-during-myogenesis-in-vitro-and-are-differentially-disrupted-by-expression-of-fshd-associated-dux4
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Sachiko Homma, Mary Lou Beermann, Bryant Yu, Frederick M Boyce, Jeffrey Boone Miller
BACKGROUND: Nuclear bodies, such as nucleoli, PML bodies, and SC35 speckles, are dynamic sub-nuclear structures that regulate multiple genetic and epigenetic processes. Additional regulation is provided by RNA/DNA handling proteins, notably TDP-43 and FUS, which have been linked to ALS pathology. Previous work showed that mouse cell line myotubes have fewer but larger nucleoli than myoblasts, and we had found that nuclear aggregation of TDP-43 in human myotubes was induced by expression of DUX4-FL, a transcription factor that is aberrantly expressed and causes pathology in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD)...
December 1, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906051/the-lysine-methyltransferase-ehmt2-g9a-is-dispensable-for-skeletal-muscle-development-and-regeneration
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Regan-Heng Zhang, Robert N Judson, David Y Liu, Jürgen Kast, Fabio M V Rossi
BACKGROUND: Euchromatic histone-lysine N-methyltransferase 2 (G9a/Ehmt2) is the main enzyme responsible for the apposition of H3K9 di-methylation on histones. Due to its dual role as an epigenetic regulator and in the regulation of non-histone proteins through direct methylation, G9a has been implicated in a number of biological processes relevant to cell fate control. Recent reports employing in vitro cell lines indicate that Ehmt2 methylates MyoD to repress its transcriptional activity and therefore its ability to induce differentiation of activated myogenic cells...
May 27, 2016: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906046/chromatin-landscapes-and-genetic-risk-in-systemic-lupus
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Joyce S Hui-Yuen, Lisha Zhu, Lai Ping Wong, Kaiyu Jiang, Yanmin Chen, Tao Liu, James N Jarvis
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-system, complex disease in which the environment interacts with inherited genes to produce broad phenotypes with inter-individual variability. Of 46 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) shown to confer genetic risk for SLE in recent genome-wide association studies, 30 lie within noncoding regions of the human genome. We therefore sought to identify and describe the functional elements (aside from genes) located within these regions of interest...
December 1, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905578/2-r-fluorinated-mc-hmc-fc-and-cac-triphosphates-are-substrates-for-dna-polymerases-and-tet-enzymes
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A S Schröder, E Parsa, K Iwan, F R Traube, M Wallner, S Serdjukow, T Carell
A deeper investigation of the chemistry that occurs on the newly discovered epigenetic DNA bases 5-hydroxymethyl-(hmdC), 5-formyl-(fdC), and 5-carboxy-deoxycytidine (cadC) requires chemical tool compounds, which are able to dissect the different potential reaction pathways in cells. Here we report that the 2'-(R)-fluorinated derivatives F-hmdC, F-fdC, and F-cadC, which are resistant to removal by base excision repair, are good substrates for DNA polymerases and TET enzymes. This result shows that the fluorinated compounds are ideal tool substances to investigate potential C-C-bond cleaving reactions in the context of active demethylation...
December 1, 2016: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905438/epigenetics-gut-microbes-shape-dna
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November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905327/potential-therapeutic-effect-of-epigenetic-therapy-on-treatment-induced-neuroendocrine-prostate-cancer
#8
Xiang Xu, Yu-Hua Huang, Yan-Jing Li, Alexa Cohen, Zhen Li, Jill Squires, Wei Zhang, Xu-Feng Chen, Min Zhang, Jiao-Ti Huang
Although adenocarcinomas of the prostate are relatively indolent, some patients with advanced adenocarcinomas show recurrence of treatment-induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer, which is highly aggressive and lethal. Detailed biological features of treatment-induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer have not been characterized owing to limited biopsies/resections and the lack of a cellular model. In this study, we used a unique cellular model (LNCaP/NE1.8) to investigate the potential role of cancer stem cells in treatment-induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer with acquired resistance to hormonal therapy and chemotherapy...
November 29, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904655/increased-set1-binding-at-the-promoter-induces-aberrant-epigenetic-alterations-and-up-regulates-cyclic-adenosine-5-monophosphate-response-element-modulator-alpha-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Qing Zhang, Shu Ding, Huilin Zhang, Hai Long, Haijing Wu, Ming Zhao, Vera Chan, Chak-Sing Lau, Qianjin Lu
BACKGROUND: Up-regulated cyclic adenosine 5'-monophosphate response element modulator α (CREMα) which can inhibit IL-2 and induce IL-17A in T cells plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This research aimed to investigate the mechanisms regulating CREMα expression in SLE. RESULTS: From the chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) microarray data, we found a sharply increased H3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) amount at the CREMα promoter in SLE CD4+ T cells compared to controls...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904654/augmentation-of-histone-deacetylase-3-hdac3-epigenetic-signature-at-the-interface-of-proinflammation-and-insulin-resistance-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Chandrakumar Sathishkumar, Paramasivam Prabu, Mahalingam Balakumar, Raji Lenin, Durai Prabhu, Ranjith Mohan Anjana, Viswanathan Mohan, Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam
BACKGROUND: A role of proinflammation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetes, but the up-stream regulatory signals and molecular signatures are poorly understood. While histone modifications such as changes in histone deacetylase (HDAC) are emerging as novel epigenetic biomarkers, there is lack of studies to demonstrate their clinical relevance in diabetes. Therefore, we investigated the extent of HDAC machinery and inflammatory signals in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared to control subjects...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904521/epigenetic-modifications-in-adipose-tissue-relation-to-obesity-and-diabetes
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Marta A Kasinska, Jozef Drzewoski, Agnieszka Sliwinska
The growing number of people suffering from obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global health problem that results in increased mortality from their complications, mainly cardiovascular diseases. Although the relationship between obesity and T2DM is well established, the common molecular pathomechanisms are still under investigation. Recently, it has been suggested that epigenetic modifications may be involved in both obesity and T2DM development. Epigenetics plays a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression by the reversible modifications of chromatin structure without any changes in DNA sequence...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904046/cocl2-decreases-ec-sod-expression-through-histone-deacetylation-in-cos7-cells
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Shuhei Hattori, Tetsuro Kamiya, Hirokazu Hara, Masayuki Ninomiya, Mamoru Koketsu, Tetsuo Adachi
Extracellular-superoxide dismutase (EC-SOD), one of the SOD isozymes, is negatively regulated under hypoxic conditions, and decreases in its expression may exacerbate vascular diseases. Moreover, epigenetics, such as DNA methylation and histone modifications, are known to play a critical role in the progression of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis. We previously investigated the involvement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) in decreases in EC-SOD expression in hypoxic COS7 cells; however, the role of epigenetics in this process currently remains unknown...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903967/new-differentially-expressed-genes-and-differential-dna-methylation-underlying-refractory-epilepsy
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Xi Liu, Shu Ou, Tao Xu, Shiyong Liu, Jinxian Yuan, Hao Huang, Lu Qin, Hui Yang, Lifen Chen, Xinjie Tan, Yangmei Chen
Epigenetics underlying refractory epilepsy is poorly understood, especially in patients without distinctive genetic alterations. DNA methylation may affect gene expression in epilepsy without affecting DNA sequences. Herein, we analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation and gene expression in brain tissues of 10 patients with refractory epilepsy using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation linked with sequencing and mRNA Sequencing. Diverse distribution of differentially methylated genes was found in X chromosome, while differentially methylated genes appeared rarely in Y chromosome...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903964/lncrna-h19-inhibits-autophagy-by-epigenetically-silencing-of-diras3-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Chuanjun Zhuo, Ronghuan Jiang, Xiaodong Lin, Mingjing Shao
We previously generated a rat model of diabetic cardiomyopathy and found that the expression of long non-coding RNA H19 was downregulated. The present study was aimed to explore the pathogenic role of H19 in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy. Overexpression of H19 in diabetic rats attenuated cardiomyocyte autophagy and improved left ventricular function. High glucose was found to reduce H19 expression and increase autophagy in cultured neonatal cardiomyocytes. The results of RNA-binding protein immunoprecipitation showed that H19 could directly bind with EZH2 in cardiomyocytes...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903915/max-is-an-epigenetic-sensor-of-5-carboxylcytosine-and-is-altered-in-multiple-myeloma
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Dongxue Wang, Hideharu Hashimoto, Xing Zhang, Benjamin G Barwick, Sagar Lonial, Lawrence H Boise, Paula M Vertino, Xiaodong Cheng
The oncogenic transcription factor MYC and its binding partner MAX regulate gene expression by binding to DNA at enhancer-box (E-box) elements 5'-CACGTG-3'. In mammalian genomes, the central E-box CpG has the potential to be methylated at the 5-position of cytosine (5mC), or to undergo further oxidation to the 5-hydroxymethyl (5hmC), 5-formyl (5fC), or 5-carboxyl (5caC) forms. We find that MAX exhibits the greatest affinity for a 5caC or unmodified C-containing E-box, and much reduced affinities for the corresponding 5mC, 5hmC or 5fC forms...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903908/ing1-regulates-rrna-levels-by-altering-nucleolar-chromatin-structure-and-mtor-localization
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Uma Karthika Rajarajacholan, Subhash Thalappilly, Karl Riabowol
Epigenetic, transcriptional and signaling processes in the nucleolus regulate rRNA transcription and cell growth. We report here that the tumor suppressor ING1b binds rDNA, regulates rDNA chromatin modifications and affects nucleolar localization of mTOR to modulate rRNA levels. ING1 represses rDNA transcription by recruiting HDAC1 to rDNA loci, increasing its association with the NoRC complex and deacetylating the histone H3K9 and H3K27 marks of active transcription. Loss of ING1 enhances nucleolar localization of phospho-mTOR and its association with Raptor and GβL, even during rapamycin treatment...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903892/methylation-sensitive-enrichment-of-minor-dna-alleles-using-a-double-strand-dna-specific-nuclease
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Yibin Liu, Chen Song, Ioannis Ladas, Mariana Fitarelli-Kiehl, G Mike Makrigiorgos
Aberrant methylation changes, often present in a minor allelic fraction in clinical samples such as plasma-circulating DNA (cfDNA), are potentially powerful prognostic and predictive biomarkers in human disease including cancer. We report on a novel, highly-multiplexed approach to facilitate analysis of clinically useful methylation changes in minor DNA populations. Methylation Specific Nuclease-assisted Minor-allele Enrichment (MS-NaME) employs a double-strand-specific DNA nuclease (DSN) to remove excess DNA with normal methylation patterns...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903713/-trained-immunity-consequences-for-lymphoid-malignancies
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REVIEW
Wendy B C Stevens, Mihai G Netea, Arnon P Kater, Walter J F M van der Velden
In hematological malignancies complex interactions exist between the immune system, microorganisms and malignant cells. On one hand, microorganisms can induce cancer, as illustrated by specific infection-induced lymphoproliferative diseases such as Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. On the other hand, malignant cells create an immunosuppressive environment for their own benefit, but this also results in an increased risk of infections. Disrupted innate immunity contributes to the neoplastic transformation of blood cells by several mechanisms, including the uncontrolled clearance of microbial and autoantigens resulting in chronic immune stimulation and proliferation, chronic inflammation, and defective immune surveillance and anti-cancer immunity...
December 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903646/whole-transcriptome-sequencing-identified-a-distinct-subtype-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-predominant-genomic-abnormalities-of-ep300-and-crebbp
#19
Maoxiang Qian, Hui Zhang, Shirley Kow-Yin Kham, Shuguang Liu, Chuang Jiang, Xujie Zhao, Yi Lu, Charnise Goodings, Ting-Nien Lin, Ranran Zhang, Takaya Moriyama, Zhaohong Yin, Zhenhua Li, Thuan Chong Quah, Hany Ariffin, Ah Moy Tan, Shuhong Shen, Deepa Bhojwani, Shaoyan Hu, Suning Chen, Huyong Zheng, Ching-Hon Pui, Allen Eng-Juh Yeoh, Jun J Yang
Chromosomal translocations are a genomic hallmark of many hematologic malignancies. Often as initiating events, these structural abnormalities result in fusion proteins involving transcription factors important for hematopoietic differentiation and/or signaling molecules regulating cell proliferation and cell cycle. In contrast, epigenetic regulator genes are more frequently targeted by somatic sequence mutations, possibly as secondary events to further potentiate leukemogenesis. Through comprehensive whole transcriptome sequencing of 231 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), we identified 58 putative functional and predominant fusion genes in 54...
November 30, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903442/are-micrornas-true-sensors-of-ageing-and-cellular-senescence
#20
REVIEW
Justin Williams, Flint Smith, Subodh Kumar, Murali Vijayan, P Hemachandra Reddy
All living beings are programmed to death due to aging and age-related processes. Aging is a normal process of every living species. While all cells are inevitably progressing towards death, many disease processes accelerate the aging process, leading to senescence. Pathologies such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and skin diseases have been associated with deregulated aging. Healthy aging can delay onset of all age-related diseases...
November 26, 2016: Ageing Research Reviews
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