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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549169/regulatory-dynamics-of-11p13-suggest-a-role-for-ehf-in-modifying-cf-lung-disease-severity
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Lindsay R Stolzenburg, Rui Yang, Jenny L Kerschner, Sara Fossum, Matthew Xu, Andrew Hoffmann, Kay-Marie Lamar, Sujana Ghosh, Sarah Wachtel, Shih-Hsing Leir, Ann Harris
Mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene cause cystic fibrosis (CF), but are not good predictors of lung phenotype. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) previously identified additional genomic sites associated with CF lung disease severity. One of these, at chromosome 11p13, is an intergenic region between Ets homologous factor (EHF) and Apaf-1 interacting protein (APIP). Our goal was to determine the functional significance of this region, which being intergenic is probably regulatory...
May 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544514/dynamic-enhancer-function-in-the-chromatin-context
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REVIEW
Ido Goldstein, Gordon L Hager
Enhancers serve as critical regulatory elements in higher eukaryotic cells. The characterization of enhancer function has evolved primarily from genome-wide methodologies, including chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-seq), DNase-I hypersensitivity (DNase-seq), digital genomic footprinting (DGF), and the chromosome conformation capture techniques (3C, 4C, and Hi-C). These population-based assays average signals across millions of cells and lead to enhancer models characterized by static and sequential binding...
May 22, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541545/kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors-compete-for-promoters-and-enhancers-to-fine-tune-transcription
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Melissa D Ilsley, Kevin R Gillinder, Graham W Magor, Stephen Huang, Timothy L Bailey, Merlin Crossley, Andrew C Perkins
Krüppel-like factors (KLFs) are a family of 17 transcription factors characterized by a conserved DNA-binding domain of three zinc fingers and a variable N-terminal domain responsible for recruiting cofactors. KLFs have diverse functions in stem cell biology, embryo patterning, and tissue homoeostasis. KLF1 and related family members function as transcriptional activators via recruitment of co-activators such as EP300, whereas KLF3 and related members act as transcriptional repressors via recruitment of C-terminal Binding Proteins...
May 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539839/ppard-is-an-inhibitor-of-cartilage-growth-in-external-ears
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Zhen Zhang, Yanyu Duan, Zhongping Wu, Hui Zhang, Jun Ren, Lusheng Huang
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor beta/delta (PPARD) is an important determinant of multiple biological processes. Our previous studies identified a missense mutation in the PPARD gene that significantly reduces its transcription activity, and consequently causes enlarged external ears in pigs. However, the mechanisms underlying the causality has remained largely unknown. Here, we show that PPARD retards the development of auricular cartilage by accelerating the apoptosis of cartilage stem/progenitor cells (CSPCs), the terminal differentiation of cartilage cells and the degradation of cartilage extracellular matrix in the auricle...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538179/hand2-target-gene-regulatory-networks-control-atrioventricular-canal-and-cardiac-valve-development
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Frédéric Laurent, Ausra Girdziusaite, Julie Gamart, Iros Barozzi, Marco Osterwalder, Jennifer A Akiyama, Joy Lincoln, Javier Lopez-Rios, Axel Visel, Aimée Zuniga, Rolf Zeller
The HAND2 transcriptional regulator controls cardiac development, and we uncover additional essential functions in the endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) underlying cardiac cushion development in the atrioventricular canal (AVC). In Hand2-deficient mouse embryos, the EMT underlying AVC cardiac cushion formation is disrupted, and we combined ChIP-seq of embryonic hearts with transcriptome analysis of wild-type and mutants AVCs to identify the functionally relevant HAND2 target genes. The HAND2 target gene regulatory network (GRN) includes most genes with known functions in EMT processes and AVC cardiac cushion formation...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536097/dynamic-regulation-of-vegf-inducible-genes-by-an-erk-erg-p300-transcriptional-network
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Jason E Fish, Manuel Cantu Gutierrez, Lan T Dang, Nadiya Khyzha, Zhiqi Chen, Shawn Veitch, Henry S Cheng, Melvin Khor, Lina Antounians, Makon-Sébastien Njock, Emilie Boudreau, Alexander M Herman, Alexander M Rhyner, Oscar E Ruiz, George T Eisenhoffer, Alejandra Medina-Rivera, Michael D Wilson, Joshua D Wythe
The transcriptional pathways activated downstream of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) signaling during angiogenesis remain incompletely characterized. By assessing the signals responsible for induction of the Notch ligand, Delta-Like 4 (DLL4) in endothelial cells we find that activation of the MAPK/ERK pathway mirrors the rapid and dynamic induction of DLL4 transcription and that this pathway is required for DLL4 expression. Furthermore, VEGF/ERK signaling induces phosphorylation and activation of the ETS transcription factor ERG, a prerequisite for DLL4 induction...
May 23, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534508/utx-promotes-hormonally-responsive-breast-carcinogenesis-through-feed-forward-transcription-regulation-with-estrogen-receptor
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G Xie, X Liu, Y Zhang, W Li, S Liu, Z Chen, B Xu, J Yang, L He, Z Zhang, T Jin, X Yi, L Sun, Y Shang, J Liang
UTX is implicated in embryonic development and lineage specification. However, how this X-linked histone demethylase contributes to the occurrence and progression of breast cancer remains to be clarified. Here we report that UTX is physically associated with estrogen receptor (ER) and functions in ER-regulated transcription. We showed that UTX coordinates with JHDM1D and CBP to direct H3K27 methylation-acetylation transition and to create a permissive chromatin state on ER targets. Genome-wide analysis of the transcriptional targets of UTX by ChIP-seq identified a set of genes such as chemokine receptor CXCR4 that are intimately involved in breast cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529706/expresso-a-database-and-web-server-for-exploring-the-interaction-of-transcription-factors-and-their-target-genes-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-using-chip-seq-peak-data
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Delasa Aghamirzaie, Karthik Raja Velmurugan, Shuchi Wu, Doaa Altarawy, Lenwood S Heath, Ruth Grene
Motivation: The increasing availability of chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-Seq) data enables us to learn more about the action of transcription factors in the regulation of gene expression. Even though in vivo transcriptional regulation often involves the concerted action of more than one transcription factor, the format of each individual ChIP-Seq dataset usually represents the action of a single transcription factor. Therefore, a relational database in which available ChIP-Seq datasets are curated is essential...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516124/bioinformatic-analysis-for-profiling-drug-induced-chromatin-modification-landscapes-in-mouse-brain-using-chlp-seq-data
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Yong-Hwee Eddie Loh, Jian Feng, Eric Nestler, Li Shen
Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by massively parallel sequencing (ChIP-seq) is a powerful technology to profile genome-wide chromatin modification patterns and is increasingly being used to study the molecular mechanisms of brain diseases such as drug addiction. This protocol discusses the typical procedures involved in ChIP-seq data generation, bioinformatic analysis, and interpretation of results, using a chronic cocaine treatment study as a template. We describe an experimental design that induces significant chromatin modifications in mouse brain, and the use of ChIP-seq to derive novel information about the chromatin regulatory mechanisms involved...
February 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515787/a-computational-approach-for-the-functional-classification-of-the-epigenome
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Francesco Gandolfi, Anna Tramontano
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, advanced functional genomics approaches and deep sequencing have allowed large-scale mapping of histone modifications and other epigenetic marks, highlighting functional relationships between chromatin organization and genome function. Here, we propose a novel approach to explore functional interactions between different epigenetic modifications and extract combinatorial profiles that can be used to annotate the chromatin in a finite number of functional classes...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515357/e2f1-inhibits-circulating-cholesterol-clearance-by-regulating-pcsk9-expression-in-the-liver
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Qiuwen Lai, Albert Giralt, Cédric Le May, Lianjun Zhang, Bertrand Cariou, Pierre-Damien Denechaud, Lluis Fajas
Cholesterol accumulation in the liver is an early event in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Here, we demonstrate that E2F1 plays a crucial role in maintaining cellular cholesterol homeostasis by regulating cholesterol uptake via proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin 9 (PCSK9), an enzyme that promotes low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) degradation upon activation. E2f1-/- mice display reduced total plasma cholesterol levels and increased cholesterol content in the liver. In this study, we show that E2f1 deletion in cellular and mouse models leads to a marked decrease in Pcsk9 expression and an increase in LDLR expression...
May 18, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512992/association-of-cd8-t-cells-with-bone-erosion-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Young Bin Joo, Youngho Park, Kwangwoo Kim, So-Young Bang, Sang-Cheol Bae, Hye-Soon Lee
AIM: Bone erosion is a major problem worsening quality of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients' lives. However, causal factors responsible for bone erosion in RA have remained unclear. We aimed to examine genetic variants conferring bone erosion in RA using a Korean genome-wide association study (GWAS) and to search for possible biological mechanisms underlying the development of bone erosion. METHOD: We obtained genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data for 711 Korean RA patients using Illumina HapMap 550v3/660W arrays...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505247/single-cell-regulome-data-analysis-by-scrat
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Zhicheng Ji, Weiqiang Zhou, Hongkai Ji
Summary: Emerging single-cell technologies (e.g., single-cell ATAC-seq, DNase-seq or ChIP-seq) have made it possible to assay regulome of individual cells. Single-cell regulome data are highly sparse and discrete. Analyzing such data is challenging. User-friendly software tools are still lacking. We present SCRAT, a Single-Cell Regulome Analysis Toolbox with a graphical user interface, for studying cell heterogeneity using single-cell regulome data. SCRAT can be used to conveniently summarize regulatory activities according to different features (e...
May 12, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502869/comparative-analysis-of-osteoblast-gene-expression-profiles-and-runx2-genomic-occupancy-of-mouse-and-human-osteoblasts-in-vitro
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Kati Tarkkonen, Reija Hieta, Ville Kytölä, Matti Nykter, Riku Kiviranta
Fast progress of the next generation sequencing (NGS) technology has allowed global transcriptional profiling and genome-wide mapping of transcription factor binding sites in various cellular contexts. However, limited number of replicates and high amount of data processing may weaken the significance of the findings. Comparative analyses of independent data sets acquired in the different laboratories would greatly increase the validity of the data. Runx2 is the key transcription factor regulating osteoblast differentiation and bone formation...
May 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499349/epimetheus-a-multi-profile-normalizer-for-epigenomic-sequencing-data
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Mohamed-Ashick M Saleem, Marco-Antonio Mendoza-Parra, Pierre-Etienne Cholley, Matthias Blum, Hinrich Gronemeyer
BACKGROUND: Exponentially increasing numbers of NGS-based epigenomic datasets in public repositories like GEO constitute an enormous source of information that is invaluable for integrative and comparative studies of gene regulatory mechanisms. One of today's challenges for such studies is to identify functionally informative local and global patterns of chromatin states in order to describe the regulatory impact of the epigenome in normal cell physiology and in case of pathological aberrations...
May 12, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496150/long-non-coding-rna-particle-bridges-histone-and-dna-methylation
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Valerie Bríd O'Leary, Sarah Hain, Doris Maugg, Jan Smida, Omid Azimzadeh, Soile Tapio, Saak Victor Ovsepian, Michael John Atkinson
PARTICLE (Gene PARTICL- 'Promoter of MAT2A-Antisense RadiaTion Induced Circulating LncRNA) expression is transiently elevated following low dose irradiation typically encountered in the workplace and from natural sources. This long non-coding RNA recruits epigenetic silencers for cis-acting repression of its neighbouring Methionine adenosyltransferase 2A gene. It now emerges that PARTICLE operates as a trans-acting mediator of DNA and histone lysine methylation. Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) and immunological evidence established elevated PARTICLE expression linked to increased histone 3 lysine 27 trimethylation...
May 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490526/atp-citrate-lyase-is-essential-for-high-glucose-induced-histone-hyperacetylation-and-fibrogenic-gene-up-regulation-in-mesangial-cells
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Dilip K Deb, Yinyin Chen, Jian Sun, Youli Wang, Yan Chun Li
TThe goal of this study was to address the role of ATP-citrate lyase (ACL), an enzyme that converts citrate to acetyl-CoA, in high glucose (HG)-induced histone acetylation and pro-fibrotic gene expression. Our recent ChIP-Seq studies have demonstrated that HG induces genome-wide histone hyperacetylation in mesangial cells (MCs). Here we showed that exposure of MCs to HG markedly increased histone acetylation at the H3K9/14 and H3K18 marks and induced the expression of potent pro-fibrotic factors TGF-β1, TGF-β3 and CTGF...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490517/atoh1-promotes-leptomeningeal-dissemination-and-metastasis-of-sonic-hedgehog-subgroup-medulloblastomas
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Katie B Grausam, Samuel Dr Dooyema, Laure Bihannic, Hasitha Premathilake, A Sorana Morrissy, Antoine Forget, Amanda M Schaefer, Justin H Gundelach, Slobodan Macura, Diane M Maher, Xin Wang, Alex H Heglin, Xijin Ge, Erliang Zeng, Stephanie Puget, Indra Chandrasekar, Kameswaran Surendran, Richard J Bram, Ulrich Schüller, Michael D Taylor, Olivier Ayrault, Haotian Zhao
Medulloblastoma (MB) arising from the cerebellum is the most common pediatric brain malignancy, with leptomeningeal metastases often present at diagnosis and recurrence associated with poor clinical outcome. In this study, we employed mouse MB models to explore the relationship of tumor pathophysiology and dysregulated expression of the Notch pathway transcription factor ATOH1, which is present in aggressive MB subtypes driven by aberrant Sonic Hedgehog/Patched (SHH/PTCH) signaling. In experiments with conditional Atoh1 mouse mutants crossed to Ptch1(+/-) mice which develop SHH-driven MB[63], animals with Atoh1 transgene expression developed highly penetrant MB at a young age with extensive leptomeningeal disease and metastasis to the spinal cord and brain, resembling xenografts of human SHH MB...
May 10, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490465/dual-inhibition-of-ezh2-and-ezh1-sensitizes-prc2-dependent-tumors-to-proteasome-inhibition
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Ola Rizq, Naoya Mimura, Motohiko Oshima, Atsunori Saraya, Shuhei Koide, Yuko Kato, Kazumasa Aoyama, Yaeko Nakajima-Takagi, Changshan Wang, Tetsuhiro Chiba, Anqi Ma, Jian Jin, Tohru Iseki, Chiaki Nakaseko, Atsushi Iwama
<br /> <p>EZH2 and EZH1, the catalytic components of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), trigger trimethylation of H3K27 (H3K27me3) to repress the transcription of target genes and are implicated in the pathogenesis of various cancers including multiple myeloma (MM) and prostate cancer. Here, we investigated the preclinical effects of UNC1999, a dual inhibitor of EZH2 and EZH1, in combination with proteasome inhibitors on MM and prostate cancer.</p> <br /><br />Experimental Design: <br /> <p>In vitro and in vivo efficacy of UNC1999 and the combination with proteasome inhibitors was evaluated in MM cell lines, primary patient cells and in a xenograft model...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486493/characterization-of-joining-sites-of-a-viral-histone-h4-on-host-insect-chromosomes
#20
Sunil Kumar, Jin-Kyo Jung, Yonggyun Kim
A viral histone H4 (CpBV-H4) is encoded in a polydnavirus, Cotesia plutellae bracovirus (CpBV). It plays a crucial role in parasitism of an endoparasitoid wasp, C. plutellae, against diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, by altering host gene expression in an epigenetic mode by its N-terminal tail after joining host nucleosomes. Comparative transcriptomic analysis between parasitized and nonparasitized P. xylostella by RNA-Seq indicated that 1,858 genes were altered at more than two folds in expression levels at late parasitic stage, including 877 up-regulated genes and 981 down-regulated genes...
2017: PloS One
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