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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805829/lineage-specific-dynamic-and-pre-established-enhancer-promoter-contacts-cooperate-in-terminal-differentiation
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Adam J Rubin, Brook C Barajas, Mayra Furlan-Magaril, Vanessa Lopez-Pajares, Maxwell R Mumbach, Imani Howard, Daniel S Kim, Lisa D Boxer, Jonathan Cairns, Mikhail Spivakov, Steven W Wingett, Minyi Shi, Zhixin Zhao, William J Greenleaf, Anshul Kundaje, Michael Snyder, Howard Y Chang, Peter Fraser, Paul A Khavari
Chromosome conformation is an important feature of metazoan gene regulation; however, enhancer-promoter contact remodeling during cellular differentiation remains poorly understood. To address this, genome-wide promoter capture Hi-C (CHi-C) was performed during epidermal differentiation. Two classes of enhancer-promoter contacts associated with differentiation-induced genes were identified. The first class ('gained') increased in contact strength during differentiation in concert with enhancer acquisition of the H3K27ac activation mark...
August 14, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803373/th2a-is-phosphorylated-at-meiotic-centromere-by-haspin
#2
Masashi Hada, Jihye Kim, Erina Inoue, Yuko Fukuda, Hiromitsu Tanaka, Yoshinori Watanabe, Yuki Okada
Histone phosphorylation is sometimes associated with mitosis and meiosis. We have recently identified a phosphorylation of the 127th threonine on TH2A (pTH2A), a germ cell-specific H2A variant, in condensed spermatids and mitotic early preimplantation embryos of mice. Here, we further report the existence of pTH2A at the centromeres in metaphase I spermatocytes and oocytes. Moreover, we identified Haspin, a known kinase for the 3rd threonine on H3, is responsible for pTH2A in vivo. In contrast to the severe meiotic defect in oocytes treated with a Haspin inhibitor, pTH2A-deficient mice, in which the 127th threonine was replaced by alanine, maintained the fertility and exhibited no obvious defect in both oocytes and spermatogenesis...
August 12, 2017: Chromosoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782042/polycomb-repressive-complex-1-modifies-transcription-of-active-genes
#3
Michelle Pherson, Ziva Misulovin, Maria Gause, Kathie Mihindukulasuriya, Amanda Swain, Dale Dorsett
This study examines the role of Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) at active genes. The PRC1 and PRC2 complexes are crucial for epigenetic silencing during development of an organism. They are recruited to Polycomb response elements (PREs) and establish silenced domains over several kilobases. Recent studies show that PRC1 is also directly recruited to active genes by the cohesin complex. Cohesin participates broadly in control of gene transcription, but it is unknown whether cohesin-recruited PRC1 also plays a role in transcriptional control of active genes...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781233/phospho-h1-decorates-the-inter-chromatid-axis-and-is-evicted-along-with-shugoshin-by-set-during-mitosis
#4
Swathi Krishnan, Arne H Smits, Michiel Vermeulen, Danny Reinberg
Precise control of sister chromatid separation during mitosis is pivotal to maintaining genomic integrity. Yet, the regulatory mechanisms involved are not well understood. Remarkably, we discovered that linker histone H1 phosphorylated at S/T18 decorated the inter-chromatid axial DNA on mitotic chromosomes. Sister chromatid resolution during mitosis required the eviction of such H1S/T18ph by the chaperone SET, with this process being independent of and most likely downstream of arm-cohesin dissociation. SET also directed the disassembly of Shugoshins in a polo-like kinase 1-augmented manner, aiding centromere resolution...
July 26, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760304/diagnostic-prognostic-and-predictive-utility-of-recurrent-somatic-mutations-in-myeloid-neoplasms
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REVIEW
Umang Patel, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, L Jeffrey Medeiros, Keyur P Patel
The classification and risk stratification of myeloid neoplasms, including acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, myelodysplastic syndromes/myeloproliferative neoplasms, and myeloproliferative neoplasms, have increasingly been guided by molecular genetic abnormalities. Gene expression analysis and next-generation sequencing have led to the ever increasing discovery of somatic gene mutations in myeloid neoplasms. Mutations have been identified in genes involved in epigenetic modification, RNA splicing, transcription factors, DNA repair, and the cohesin complex...
July 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758665/the-length-but-not-the-sequence-of-peptide-linker-modules-exerts-the-primary-influence-on-the-conformations-of-protein-domains-in-cellulosome-multi-enzyme-complexes
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Bartosz Różycki, Pierre-André Cazade, Shane O'Mahony, Damien Thompson, Marek Cieplak
Cellulosomes are large multi-protein catalysts produced by various anaerobic microorganisms to efficiently degrade plant cell-wall polysaccharides down into simple sugars. X-ray and physicochemical structural characterisations show that cellulosomes are composed of numerous protein domains that are connected by unstructured polypeptide segments, yet the properties and possible roles of these 'linker' peptides are largely unknown. We have performed coarse-grained and all-atom molecular dynamics computer simulations of a number of cellulosomal linkers of different lengths and compositions...
August 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755295/centromere-pairing-precedes-meiotic-chromosome-pairing-in-plants
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REVIEW
Jing Zhang, Fangpu Han
Meiosis is a specialized eukaryotic cell division, in which diploid cells undergo a single round of DNA replication and two rounds of nuclear division to produce haploid gametes. In most eukaryotes, the core events of meiotic prophase I are chromosomal pairing, synapsis and recombination. To ensure accurate chromosomal segregation, homologs have to identify and align along each other at the onset of meiosis. Although much progress has been made in elucidating meiotic processes, information on the mechanisms underlying chromosome pairing is limited in contrast to the meiotic recombination and synapsis events...
July 26, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754723/a-functional-link-between-bir1-and-the-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-ctf19-kinetochore-complex-revealed-through-quantitative-fitness-analysis
#8
Vasso Makrantoni, Adam Ciesiolka, Conor Lawless, Josefin Fernius, Adele Marston, David Lydall, Michael J R Stark
The chromosomal passenger complex (CPC) is a key regulator of eukaryotic cell division, consisting of the protein kinase Aurora B/Ipl1 in association with its activator (INCENP/Sli15) and two additional proteins (Survivin/Bir1 and Borealin/Nbl1). Here we report a genome-wide genetic interaction screen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using the bir1-17 mutant, identifying through quantitative fitness analysis deletion mutations that act as enhancers and suppressors. Gene knockouts affecting the Ctf19 kinetochore complex were identified as the strongest enhancers of bir1-17, while mutations affecting the large ribosomal subunit or the mRNA nonsense-mediated decay (NMD) pathway caused strong phenotypic suppression...
July 28, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752682/impairment-of-retinoic-acid-signaling-in-cornelia-de-lange-syndrome-fibroblasts
#9
Grazia Fazio, Laura Rachele Bettini, Silvia Rigamonti, Dorela Meta, Andrea Biondi, Giovanni Cazzaniga, Angelo Selicorni, Valentina Massa
BACKGROUND: Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) is a rare genetic disorder affecting the neurodevelopment, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal systems. CdLS is caused by mutations within NIPBL, SMC1A, SMC3, RAD21, and HDAC8 genes. These genes codify for the "cohesin complex" playing a role in chromatid adhesion, DNA repair and gene expression regulation. The aim of this study was to investigate retinoic acid (RA) signaling pathway, a master developmental regulator, in CdLS cells. METHODS: Skin biopsies from CdLS patients and healthy controls were cultured and derived primary fibroblast cells were treated with RA or dimethyl sulfoxide (vehicle)...
July 28, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749464/the-cohesin-complex-prevents-myc-induced-replication-stress
#10
Sara Rohban, Aurora Cerutti, Marco J Morelli, Fabrizio d'Adda di Fagagna, Stefano Campaner
The cohesin complex is mutated in cancer and in a number of rare syndromes collectively known as Cohesinopathies. In the latter case, cohesin deficiencies have been linked to transcriptional alterations affecting Myc and its target genes. Here, we set out to understand to what extent the role of cohesins in controlling cell cycle is dependent on Myc expression and activity. Inactivation of the cohesin complex by silencing the RAD21 subunit led to cell cycle arrest due to both transcriptional impairment of Myc target genes and alterations of replication forks, which were fewer and preferentially unidirectional...
July 27, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737770/tissue-specific-ctcf-cohesin-mediated-chromatin-architecture-delimits-enhancer-interactions-and-function-in-vivo
#11
Lars L P Hanssen, Mira T Kassouf, A Marieke Oudelaar, Daniel Biggs, Chris Preece, Damien J Downes, Matthew Gosden, Jacqueline A Sharpe, Jacqueline A Sloane-Stanley, Jim R Hughes, Benjamin Davies, Douglas R Higgs
The genome is organized via CTCF-cohesin-binding sites, which partition chromosomes into 1-5 megabase (Mb) topologically associated domains (TADs), and further into smaller sub-domains (sub-TADs). Here we examined in vivo an ∼80 kb sub-TAD, containing the mouse α-globin gene cluster, lying within a ∼1 Mb TAD. We find that the sub-TAD is flanked by predominantly convergent CTCF-cohesin sites that are ubiquitously bound by CTCF but only interact during erythropoiesis, defining a self-interacting erythroid compartment...
August 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737671/age-related-loss-of-cohesion-causes-and-effects
#12
REVIEW
Jin-Mei Cheng, Yi-Xun Liu
Aneuploidy is a leading genetic cause of birth defects and lower implantation rates in humans. Most errors in chromosome number originate from oocytes. Aneuploidy in oocytes increases with advanced maternal age. Recent studies support the hypothesis that cohesion deterioration with advanced maternal age represents a leading cause of age-related aneuploidy. Cohesin generates cohesion, and is established only during the premeiotic S phase of fetal development without any replenishment throughout a female's period of fertility...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735753/genome-organization-drives-chromosome-fragility
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Andres Canela, Yaakov Maman, Seolkyoung Jung, Nancy Wong, Elsa Callen, Amanda Day, Kyong-Rim Kieffer-Kwon, Aleksandra Pekowska, Hongliang Zhang, Suhas S P Rao, Su-Chen Huang, Peter J Mckinnon, Peter D Aplan, Yves Pommier, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Rafael Casellas, André Nussenzweig
In this study, we show that evolutionarily conserved chromosome loop anchors bound by CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) and cohesin are vulnerable to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) mediated by topoisomerase 2B (TOP2B). Polymorphisms in the genome that redistribute CTCF/cohesin occupancy rewire DNA cleavage sites to novel loop anchors. While transcription- and replication-coupled genomic rearrangements have been well documented, we demonstrate that DSBs formed at loop anchors are largely transcription-, replication-, and cell-type-independent...
July 27, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729434/cohesins-and-condensins-orchestrate-the-4d-dynamics-of-yeast-chromosomes-during-the-cell%C3%A2-cycle
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Luciana Lazar-Stefanita, Vittore F Scolari, Guillaume Mercy, Héloise Muller, Thomas M Guérin, Agnès Thierry, Julien Mozziconacci, Romain Koszul
Duplication and segregation of chromosomes involves dynamic reorganization of their internal structure by conserved architectural proteins, including the structural maintenance of chromosomes (SMC) complexes cohesin and condensin. Despite active investigation of the roles of these factors, a genome-wide view of dynamic chromosome architecture at both small and large scale during cell division is still missing. Here, we report the first comprehensive 4D analysis of the higher-order organization of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome throughout the cell cycle and investigate the roles of SMC complexes in controlling structural transitions...
July 20, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717062/the-effect-of-dhea-on-apoptosis-and-cohesin-levels-in-oocytes-in-aged-mice
#15
Nan Chu, Yuyan Gui, Xuemin Qiu, Na Zhang, Lisha Li, Dajin Li, Wei Tang, Hans-Jürgen Gober, Bin Zhang, Ling Wang
Female fertility declines with age as the number of ovarian follicles decreases and aneuploidy increases. Degradation of the cohesin complex might be responsible for age-related aneuploidy. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can improve the ovarian reserve and reduce the rate of aneuploidy, but the relationship between DHEA and cohesin levels in oocytes is still unknown. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of the supplement DHEA on ovarian function, including the number of follicles and cohesin levels in oocytes...
July 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715449/a-unique-enhancer-boundary-complex-on-the-mouse-ribosomal-rna-genes-persists-after-loss-of-rrn3-or-ubf-and-the-inactivation-of-rna-polymerase-i-transcription
#16
Chelsea Herdman, Jean-Clement Mars, Victor Y Stefanovsky, Michel G Tremblay, Marianne Sabourin-Felix, Helen Lindsay, Mark D Robinson, Tom Moss
Transcription of the several hundred of mouse and human Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes accounts for the majority of RNA synthesis in the cell nucleus and is the determinant of cytoplasmic ribosome abundance, a key factor in regulating gene expression. The rRNA genes, referred to globally as the rDNA, are clustered as direct repeats at the Nucleolar Organiser Regions, NORs, of several chromosomes, and in many cells the active repeats are transcribed at near saturation levels. The rDNA is also a hotspot of recombination and chromosome breakage, and hence understanding its control has broad importance...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712725/dynamic-organization-of-chromatin-domains-revealed-by-super-resolution-live-cell-imaging
#17
Tadasu Nozaki, Ryosuke Imai, Mai Tanbo, Ryosuke Nagashima, Sachiko Tamura, Tomomi Tani, Yasumasa Joti, Masaru Tomita, Kayo Hibino, Masato T Kanemaki, Kerstin S Wendt, Yasushi Okada, Takeharu Nagai, Kazuhiro Maeshima
The eukaryotic genome is organized within cells as chromatin. For proper information output, higher-order chromatin structures can be regulated dynamically. How such structures form and behave in various cellular processes remains unclear. Here, by combining super-resolution imaging (photoactivated localization microscopy [PALM]) and single-nucleosome tracking, we developed a nuclear imaging system to visualize the higher-order structures along with their dynamics in live mammalian cells. We demonstrated that nucleosomes form compact domains with a peak diameter of ∼160 nm and move coherently in live cells...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696027/atz-1-influences-meiosis-to-maintain-germline-chromosomal-stability-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#18
Joseph A Dawson, Caitlin Methven-Kelley, Gregory M Davis
Exchange of genetic information during meiosis occurs in all sexually reproducing species to produce haploid gametes from diploid cells. This process involves tight coordination of a meiotic specific cohesin complex, the synaptonemal complex, and DNA damage repair mechanisms. In this study, we describe a putative myosin heavy chain protein orthologous to human myosin 1, F28D1.2, which we named atz-1 (Abnormal Transition Zone). Deletion of atz-1 results in embryonic lethality and a depleted transition zone, accompanied by reduced expression of the meiotic cohesin protein, REC-8...
July 11, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691904/synthetic-lethality-between-the-cohesin-subunits-stag1-and-stag2-in-diverse-cancer-contexts
#19
Petra van der Lelij, Simone Lieb, Julian Jude, Gordana Wutz, Catarina P Santos, Katrina Falkenberg, Andreas Schlattl, Jozef Ban, Raphaela Schwentner, Thomas Hoffmann, Heinrich Kovar, Francisco X Real, Todd Waldman, Mark A Pearson, Norbert Kraut, Jan-Michael Peters, Johannes Zuber, Mark Petronczki
Recent genome analyses have identified recurrent mutations in the cohesin complex in a wide range of human cancers. Here we demonstrate that the most frequently mutated subunit of the cohesin complex, STAG2, displays a strong synthetic lethal interaction with its paralog STAG1. Mechanistically, STAG1 loss abrogates sister chromatid cohesion in STAG2 mutated but not in wild-type cells leading to mitotic catastrophe, defective cell division and apoptosis. STAG1 inactivation inhibits the proliferation of STAG2 mutated but not wild-type bladder cancer and Ewing sarcoma cell lines...
July 10, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691095/condensin-ii-is-anchored-by-tfiiic-and-h3k4me3-in-the-mammalian-genome-and-supports-the-expression-of-active-dense-gene-clusters
#20
Kobe C Yuen, Brian D Slaughter, Jennifer L Gerton
Structural maintenance of chromosome complexes, such as cohesin, have been implicated in a wide variety of chromatin-dependent functions such as genome organization, replication, and gene expression. How these complexes find their sites of association and affect local chromosomal processes is not well understood. We report that condensin II, a complex distinct from cohesin, physically interacts with TFIIIC, and they both colocalize at active gene promoters in the mouse and human genomes, facilitated by interaction between NCAPD3 and the epigenetic mark H3K4me3...
June 2017: Science Advances
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