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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922002/targeting-the-notch-regulated-non-coding-rna-tug1-for-glioma-treatment
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Keisuke Katsushima, Atsushi Natsume, Fumiharu Ohka, Keiko Shinjo, Akira Hatanaka, Norihisa Ichimura, Shinya Sato, Satoru Takahashi, Hiroshi Kimura, Yasushi Totoki, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Mitsuru Naito, Hyun Jin Kim, Kanjiro Miyata, Kazunori Kataoka, Yutaka Kondo
Targeting self-renewal is an important goal in cancer therapy and recent studies have focused on Notch signalling in the maintenance of stemness of glioma stem cells (GSCs). Understanding cancer-specific Notch regulation would improve specificity of targeting this pathway. In this study, we find that Notch1 activation in GSCs specifically induces expression of the lncRNA, TUG1. TUG1 coordinately promotes self-renewal by sponging miR-145 in the cytoplasm and recruiting polycomb to repress differentiation genes by locus-specific methylation of histone H3K27 via YY1-binding activity in the nucleus...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920939/epigenetic-mechanisms-drive-the-progression-of-neurofibromas-to-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
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REVIEW
Krish Suresh, Tamara Kliot, Andrea Piunti, Michel Kliot
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: The polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is a histone methyltransferase complex known to repress gene expression. There is a large body of experimental evidence that supports its role in promoting tumorigenicity by suppressing tumor suppressor genes. Here, we discuss the surprising findings that, in neurofibromas, it may have a completely different role as a tumor suppressor; mutations of PRC2 lead to conversion of benign neurofibromas into malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) by de-repressing and thereby activating genes driving cell growth and development...
2016: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919068/capturing-pairwise-and-multi-way-chromosomal-conformations-using-chromosomal-walks
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Pedro Olivares-Chauvet, Zohar Mukamel, Aviezer Lifshitz, Omer Schwartzman, Noa Oded Elkayam, Yaniv Lubling, Gintaras Deikus, Robert P Sebra, Amos Tanay
Chromosomes are folded into highly compacted structures to accommodate physical constraints within nuclei and to regulate access to genomic information. Recently, global mapping of pairwise contacts showed that loops anchoring topological domains (TADs) are highly conserved between cell types and species. Whether pairwise loops synergize to form higher-order structures is still unclear. Here we develop a conformation capture assay to study higher-order organization using chromosomal walks (C-walks) that link multiple genomic loci together into proximity chains in human and mouse cells...
November 30, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918560/genome-wide-chemical-mapping-of-o-glcnacylated-proteins-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#4
Ta-Wei Liu, Mike Myschyshyn, Donald A Sinclair, Samy Cecioni, Kevin Beja, Barry M Honda, Ryan D Morin, David J Vocadlo
N-Acetylglucosamine β-O-linked to nucleocytoplasmic proteins (O-GlcNAc) is implicated in the regulation of gene expression in organisms, from humans to Drosophila melanogaster. Within Drosophila, O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) is one of the Polycomb group proteins (PcGs) that act through Polycomb group response elements (PREs) to silence homeotic (HOX) and other PcG target genes. Using Drosophila, we identify new O-GlcNAcylated PcG proteins and develop an antibody-free metabolic feeding approach to chemoselectively map genomic loci enriched in O-GlcNAc using next-generation sequencing...
December 5, 2016: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913604/conversion-of-t-cells-to-b-cells-by-inactivation-of-polycomb-mediated-epigenetic-suppression-of-the-b-lineage-program
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Tomokatsu Ikawa, Kyoko Masuda, Takaho A Endo, Mitsuhiro Endo, Kyoichi Isono, Yoko Koseki, Rinako Nakagawa, Kohei Kometani, Junichiro Takano, Yasutoshi Agata, Yoshimoto Katsura, Tomohiro Kurosaki, Miguel Vidal, Haruhiko Koseki, Hiroshi Kawamoto
In general, cell fate is determined primarily by transcription factors, followed by epigenetic mechanisms fixing the status. While the importance of transcription factors controlling cell fate has been well characterized, epigenetic regulation of cell fate maintenance remains to be elucidated. Here we provide an obvious fate conversion case, in which the inactivation of polycomb-medicated epigenetic regulation results in conversion of T-lineage progenitors to the B-cell fate. In T-cell-specific Ring1A/B-deficient mice, T-cell development was severely blocked at an immature stage...
December 2, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912316/th2-cells-in-health-and-disease
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Toshinori Nakayama, Kiyoshi Hirahara, Atsushi Onodera, Yusuke Endo, Hiroyuki Hosokawa, Kenta Shinoda, Damon J Tumes, Yoshitaka Okamoto
Helper T (Th) cell subsets direct immune responses by producing signature cytokines. Th2 cells produce IL-4, IL-5, and IL-13, which are important in humoral immunity and protection from helminth infection and are central to the pathogenesis of many allergic inflammatory diseases. Molecular analysis of Th2 cell differentiation and maintenance of function has led to recent discoveries that have refined our understanding of Th2 cell biology. Epigenetic regulation of Gata3 expression by chromatin remodeling complexes such as Polycomb and Trithorax is crucial for maintaining Th2 cell identity...
November 28, 2016: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904674/bmi1-plays-an-important-role-in-dentin-and-mandible-homeostasis-by-maintaining-redox-balance
#7
Ying Yin, Xian Xue, Qian Wang, Ning Chen, Dengshun Miao
To explore whether polycomb repressor Bmi1 plays an important role in dentin and mandible development homeostasis by maintaining redox balance, 3-week-old Bmi1 gene knockout (Bmi1(-/-)) mice were treated with the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for 2 weeks in their drinking water and phenotypes of the tooth and mandibles were compared with vehicle-treated Bmi1(-/-) mice and wild-type mice by radiograph, histochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Alterations of oxidative stress, DNA damage, cell proliferation and cell cycle-related parameters were also examined in mandibles...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903907/chromatin-binding-of-gcn5-in-drosophila-is-largely-mediated-by-cp190
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Tamer Ali, Marcus Krüger, Sabin Bhuju, Michael Jarek, Marek Bartkuhn, Rainer Renkawitz
Centrosomal 190 kDa protein (CP190) is a promoter binding factor, mediates long-range interactions in the context of enhancer-promoter contacts and in chromosomal domain formation. All Drosophila insulator proteins bind CP190 suggesting a crucial role in insulator function. CP190 has major effects on chromatin, such as depletion of nucleosomes, high nucleosomal turnover and prevention of heterochromatin expansion. Here, we searched for enzymes, which might be involved in CP190 mediated chromatin changes. Eighty percent of the genomic binding sites of the histone acetyltransferase Gcn5 are colocalizing with CP190 binding...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902735/role-of-hepatic-specific-transcription-factors-and-polycomb-repressive-complex-2-during-induction-of-fibroblasts-to-hepatic-fate
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Shima Rastegar-Pouyani, Niusha Khazaei, Ping Wee, Abdulshakour Mohammadnia, Moein Yaqubi
Direct reprogramming using defined sets of transcription factors (TFs) is a recent strategy for generating induced hepatocytes (iHeps) from fibroblasts for use in regenerative medicine and drug development. Comprehensive studies detailing the regulatory role of TFs during this reprogramming process could help increase its efficiency. This study aimed to find the TFs with the greatest influences on the generation of iHeps from fibroblasts, and to further understand their roles in the regulation of the gene expression program...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898079/a-dna-element-that-remembers-winter
#10
Chenlong Li, Yuhai Cui
Polycomb-mediated silencing of the floral repressor gene FLC in response to long-term cold is a central event during vernalization in Arabidopsis thaliana, but how it is initiated is unclear. Two new studies identify a DNA element that mediates FLC silencing by attracting a pair of transcriptional repressors, VAL1 and VAL2, which in turn trigger epigenetic silencing by the Polycomb complex PHD-PRC2.
November 29, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895750/microrna-298-inhibits-malignant-phenotypes-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-by-regulating-the-expression-of-ezh2
#11
Fenmei Zhou, Juan Chen, Hairong Wang
MicroRNA (miRNA or miR)-298 has been reported to be downregulated and to modify the expression of the polycomb protein enhancer of zeste 2 (EZH2) in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). To date, no functional evidence of a miR-298-EZH2 axis in EOC has been documented. The present study aimed to investigate the associations of miR-298 and/or EZH2 expression with clinicopathological features of EOC patients, and revealed their roles in cell motility based on EOC cell lines. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed to detect the expression levels of miR-298 and EZH2 messenger RNA in human EOC tissues and cell lines...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895715/protein-kinase-msk1-physically-and-functionally-interacts-with-the-kmt2a-mll1-methyltransferase-complex-and-contributes-to-the-regulation-of-multiple-target-genes
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Maaike Wiersma, Marianne Bussiere, John A Halsall, Nil Turan, Robert Slany, Bryan M Turner, Karl P Nightingale
BACKGROUND: The KMT2A/MLL1 lysine methyltransferase complex is an epigenetic regulator of selected developmental genes, in part through the SET domain-catalysed methylation of H3K4. It is essential for normal embryonic development and haematopoiesis and frequently mutated in cancer. The catalytic properties and targeting of KMT2A/MLL1 depend on the proteins with which it complexes and the post-translational protein modifications which some of these proteins put in place, though detailed mechanisms remain unclear...
2016: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893710/muc1-c-activates-bmi1-in-human-cancer-cells
#13
M Hiraki, T Maeda, A Bouillez, M Alam, A Tagde, K Hinohara, Y Suzuki, T Markert, M Miyo, K Komura, R Ahmad, H Rajabi, D Kufe
B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus integration site 1 (BMI1) is a component of the polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) complex that is overexpressed in breast and other cancers, and promotes self-renewal of cancer stem-like cells. The oncogenic mucin 1 (MUC1) C-terminal (MUC1-C) subunit is similarly overexpressed in human carcinoma cells and has been linked to their self-renewal. There is no known relationship between MUC1-C and BMI1 in cancer. The present studies demonstrate that MUC1-C drives BMI1 transcription by a MYC-dependent mechanism in breast and other cancer cells...
November 28, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892467/jarid2-binds-mono-ubiquitylated-h2a-lysine-119-to-mediate-crosstalk-between-polycomb-complexes-prc1-and-prc2
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Sarah Cooper, Anne Grijzenhout, Elizabeth Underwood, Katia Ancelin, Tianyi Zhang, Tatyana B Nesterova, Burcu Anil-Kirmizitas, Andrew Bassett, Susanne M Kooistra, Karl Agger, Kristian Helin, Edith Heard, Neil Brockdorff
The Polycomb repressive complexes PRC1 and PRC2 play a central role in developmental gene regulation in multicellular organisms. PRC1 and PRC2 modify chromatin by catalysing histone H2A lysine 119 ubiquitylation (H2AK119u1), and H3 lysine 27 methylation (H3K27me3), respectively. Reciprocal crosstalk between these modifications is critical for the formation of stable Polycomb domains at target gene loci. While the molecular mechanism for recognition of H3K27me3 by PRC1 is well defined, the interaction of PRC2 with H2AK119u1 is poorly understood...
November 28, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888797/tumorigenicity-of-ewing-sarcoma-is-critically-dependent-on-the-trithorax-proteins-mll1-and-menin
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Laurie K Svoboda, Natashay Bailey, Raelene A Van Noord, Melanie A Krook, Ashley Harris, Cassondra Cramer, Brooke Jasman, Rajiv M Patel, Dafydd Thomas, Dmitry Borkin, Tomasz Cierpicki, Jolanta Grembecka, Elizabeth R Lawlor
Developmental transcription programs are epigenetically regulated by the competing actions of polycomb and trithorax (TrxG) protein complexes, which repress and activate genes, respectively. Ewing sarcoma is a developmental tumor that is associated with widespread de-regulation of developmental transcription programs, including HOX programs. Posterior HOXD genes are abnormally over-expressed by Ewing sarcoma and HOXD13, in particular, contributes to the tumorigenic phenotype. In MLL1 fusion-driven leukemia, aberrant activation of HOXA genes is epigenetically mediated by the TrxG complex and HOXA gene expression and leukemogenesis are critically dependent on the protein-protein interaction between the TrxG proteins MLL1 and menin...
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886392/deregulated-expression-of-ezh2-in-congenital-brainstem-disconnection
#16
P G Barth, E Aronica, S Fox, K Fluiter, M A J Weterman, A Poretti, D C Miller, E Boltshauser, B Harding, M Santi, F Baas
Congenital brainstem disconnection (CBSD) is an enigmatic embryo-fetal defect presenting as (sub)total absence of a segment between mesencephalon and lower brainstem. Rostro-caudal limits of the defect vary while the basal pons is always involved and the cerebellum is globally hypoplastic. A recent update and review[1] lists 14 cases, including 3 brain autopsy studies[1-3]. Necrosis and glial- or inflammatory reactions were absent. Inferior olivary nuclei were small or absent, pontine nuclei depleted, and the cerebellar dentate nuclei dysplastic...
November 25, 2016: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881472/an-unexpected-regulatory-cascade-governs-a-core-function-of-the-drosophila-prc1-chromatin-protein-su-z-2
#17
Son C Nguyen, Stephanie Yu, Elaine Oberlick, Chao-Ting Wu
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins are major chromatin-bound factors that can read and modify chromatin states to maintain gene silencing throughout development. Here we focus on a close homolog of the PcG protein Posterior sex combs in order to better understand how these proteins affect regulation. This homolog, called Suppressor 2 of zeste, or Su(z)2 is comprised of two regions: the N-terminal "homology region" (HR), which serves as a hub for protein interactions, and the C-terminal region (CTR), which is believed to harbor the core activity of compacting chromatin...
November 23, 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864346/cbx4-suppresses-metastasis-via-recruitment-of-hdac3-to-the-runx2-promoter-in-colorectal-carcinoma
#18
Xin Wang, Liping Li, Yuanzhong Wu, Ruhua Zhang, Meifang Zhang, Dan Liao, Gang Wang, Ge Qin, Rui-Hua Xu, Tiebang Kang
Polycomb chromobox (CBX) proteins participate in the polycomb repressive complex (PRC1) that mediates epigenetic gene silencing and endow PRC1 with distinct oncogenic or tumor suppressor functions in a cell type-dependent manner. In this study, we report that inhibition of cell migration, invasion, and metastasis in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) requires CBX4-mediated repression of Runx2, a key transcription factor that promotes CRC metastasis. CBX4 inversely correlated with Runx2 expression in CRC tissues, and the combination of high CBX4 expression and low Runx2 expression significantly correlated with overall survival, more so than either CBX4 or Runx2 expresson alone...
November 18, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863228/s6k1ing-to-restor-adipogenesis-with-polycomb
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Aster H Juan, Vittorio Sartorelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863226/epop-interacts-with-elongin-bc-and-usp7-to-modulate-the-chromatin-landscape
#20
Robert Liefke, Violetta Karwacki-Neisius, Yang Shi
Gene regulatory networks are pivotal for many biological processes. In mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs), the transcriptional network can be divided into three functionally distinct modules: Polycomb, Core, and Myc. The Polycomb module represses developmental genes, while the Myc module is associated with proliferative functions, and its mis-regulation is linked to cancer development. Here, we show that, in mESCs, the Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2)-associated protein EPOP (Elongin BC and Polycomb Repressive Complex 2-associated protein; a...
November 17, 2016: Molecular Cell
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