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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327200/exocyst-complex-member-exoc5-is-required-for-survival-of-hair-cells-and-spiral-ganglion-neurons-and-maintenance-of-hearing
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Byeonghyeon Lee, Jeong-In Baek, Hyehyun Min, Seung-Hyun Bae, Kyeonghye Moon, Min-A Kim, Ye-Ri Kim, Ben Fogelgren, Joshua H Lipschutz, Kyu-Yup Lee, Jinwoong Bok, Un-Kyung Kim
The exocyst, an octameric protein complex consisting of Exoc1 through Exoc8, was first determined to regulate exocytosis by targeting vesicles to the plasma membrane in yeast to mice. In addition to this fundamental role, the exocyst complex has been implicated in other cellular processes. In this study, we investigated the role of the exocyst in cochlear development and hearing by targeting EXOC5, a central exocyst component. Deleting Exoc5 in the otic epithelium with widely used Cre lines resulted in early lethality...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302254/terminally-differentiating-eosinophils-express-neutrophil-primary-granule-proteins-as-well-as-eosinophil-specific-granule-proteins-in-a-temporal-manner
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Karam Kim, Sae Mi Hwang, Sung Min Kim, Sung Woo Park, Yunjae Jung, Il Yup Chung
Neutrophils and eosinophils, 2 prominent granulocytes, are commonly derived from myelocytic progenitors through successive stages in the bone marrow. Our previous genome-wide transcriptomic data unexpectedly showed that genes encoding a multitude of neutrophil primary granule proteins (NPGPs) were markedly downregulated during the end period of eosinophilic terminal differentiation when cord blood (CB) cluster of differentiation (CD) 34+ cells were induced to differentiate toward the eosinophil lineage during a 24-day culture period...
December 2017: Immune Network
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285874/early-cellular-interactions-and-immune-transcriptome-profiles-in-human-factor-viii-exposed-hemophilia-a-mice
#3
J D Lai, D Cartier, R B Hartholt, L L Swystun, A S van Velzen, J M M den Haan, C Hough, J Voorberg, D Lillicrap
BACKGROUND: Developing factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitory antibodies is the most serious complication in hemophilia A treatment, representing a significant health and economic burden. A better understanding of the early events in an immune response leading to this outcome may provide insight into inhibitor development. OBJECTIVE: To identify early mediators of FVIII immunity and to detail immune expression profiles in the spleen and liver. METHODS: C57Bl/6 F8 E16 knockout mice were infused with 5-20 μg (2000-8000 IU/kg) of recombinant FVIII...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282250/obesity-alters-the-long-term-fitness-of-the-hematopoietic-stem-cell-compartment-through-modulation-of-gfi1-expression
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Jung-Mi Lee, Vinothini Govindarajah, Bryan Goddard, Ashwini Hinge, David E Muench, Marie-Dominique Filippi, Bruce Aronow, Jose A Cancelas, Nathan Salomonis, H Leighton Grimes, Damien Reynaud
Obesity is a chronic organismal stress that disrupts multiple systemic and tissue-specific functions. In this study, we describe the impact of obesity on the activity of the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) compartment. We show that obesity alters the composition of the HSC compartment and its activity in response to hematopoietic stress. The impact of obesity on HSC function is progressively acquired but persists after weight loss or transplantation into a normal environment. Mechanistically, we establish that the oxidative stress induced by obesity dysregulates the expression of the transcription factor Gfi1 and that increased Gfi1 expression is required for the abnormal HSC function induced by obesity...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232835/expression-profile-of-genes-regulating-steroid-biosynthesis-and-metabolism-in-human-ovarian-granulosa-cells-a-primary-culture-approach
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Wiesława Kranc, Maciej Brązert, Katarzyna Ożegowska, Mariusz J Nawrocki, Joanna Budna, Piotr Celichowski, Marta Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, Maurycy Jankowski, Michal Jeseta, Leszek Pawelczyk, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Because of the deep involvement of granulosa cells in the processes surrounding the cycles of menstruation and reproduction, there is a great need for a deeper understanding of the ways in which they function during the various stages of those cycles. One of the main ways in which the granulosa cells influence the numerous sex associated processes is hormonal interaction. Expression of steroid sex hormones influences a range of both primary and secondary sexual characteristics, as well as regulate the processes of oogenesis, folliculogenesis, ovulation, and pregnancy...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147018/enforced-gfi1-expression-impedes-human-and-murine-leukemic-cell-growth
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Judith M Hönes, Aniththa Thivakaran, Lacramioara Botezatu, Pradeep Patnana, Symone Vitoriano da Conceição Castro, Yahya S Al-Matary, Judith Schütte, Karen B I Fischer, Lothar Vassen, André Görgens, Ulrich Dührsen, Bernd Giebel, Cyrus Khandanpour
The differentiation of haematopoietic cells is regulated by a plethora of so-called transcription factors (TFs). Mutations in genes encoding TFs or graded reduction in their expression levels can induce the development of various malignant diseases such as acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Growth Factor Independence 1 (GFI1) is a transcriptional repressor with key roles in haematopoiesis, including regulating self-renewal of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) as well as myeloid and lymphoid differentiation. Analysis of AML patients and different AML mouse models with reduced GFI1 gene expression levels revealed a direct link between low GFI1 protein level and accelerated AML development and inferior prognosis...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100035/the-role-of-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-in-regulation-of-na%C3%A3-ve-and-memory-t-cells-activity-in-vitro
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S A Zamorina, L S Litvinova, K A Yurova, O G Khaziakhmatova, V P Timganova, M S Bochkova, P V Khramtsov, M B Rayev
The role of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the regulation of molecular genetics factors determining the functional activity of human naïve and memory T cells in vitro was studied. It was found that hCG (10 and 100IU/ml) inhibited CD28 and CD25 expression on the naïve T cells (CD45RA+) and CD25 expression on the memory T cells (CD45R0+). hCG didn't affect the CD71 proliferation marker expression in total. Nevertheless, hCG reduced the percentage of proliferating memory T cells with simultaneous suppression of CD71 expression on proliferating CD45R0+cells...
October 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894287/prognostic-significance-of-high-gfi1-expression-in-aml-of-normal-karyotype-and-its-association-with-a-flt3-itd-signature
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Giacomo Volpe, David S Walton, David E Grainger, Carl Ward, Pierre Cauchy, Daniel Blakemore, Daniel J L Coleman, Peter N Cockerill, Paloma Garcia, Jon Frampton
Growth Factor Independence 1 (GFI1) is a transcriptional repressor that plays a critical role during both myeloid and lymphoid haematopoietic lineage commitment. Several studies have demonstrated the involvement of GFI1 in haematological malignancies and have suggested that low expression of GFI1 is a negative indicator of disease progression for both myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In this study, we have stratified AML patients into those defined as having a normal karyotype (CN-AML)...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820654/locus-specific-dna-methylation-in-the-placenta-is-associated-with-levels-of-pro-inflammatory-proteins-in-cord-blood-and-they-are-both-independently-affected-by-maternal-smoking-during-pregnancy
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Sanne D van Otterdijk, Alexandra M Binder, Karin B Michels
We investigated the impact of maternal smoking during pregnancy on placental DNA methylation and how this may mediate the association between maternal smoking and pro-inflammatory proteins in cord blood. The study population consisted of 27 individuals exposed to maternal smoking throughout pregnancy, 32 individuals exposed during a proportion of the pregnancy, and 61 unexposed individuals. Methylation of 11 regions within 6 genes in placenta tissue was assessed by pyrosequencing. Levels of 7 pro-inflammatory proteins in cord blood were assessed by electrochemiluminescence...
August 18, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801480/gfi1-functions-in-transcriptional-control-and-cell-fate-determination-require-snag-domain-methylation-to-recruit-lsd1
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Matthew Velinder, Jason Singer, Diana Bareyan, Jessica Meznarich, Christopher M Tracy, James M Fulcher, David McClellan, Helena Lucente, Sarah Franklin, Sunil Sharma, Michael E Engel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662467/locus-specific-dna-methylation-changes-and-phenotypic-variability-in-children-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
#11
Sarojini M Sengupta, Alicia K Smith, Natalie Grizenko, Ridha Joober
Maternal smoking during pregnancy is the most commonly cited risk factor for ADHD. While the causal relation between this factor and ADHD is debated, several lines of evidence suggest that it modulates the severity of ADHD, particularly through higher association with conduct disorder (CD). We hypothesized that maternal smoking during pregnancy may be associated with differential methylation in selected genes in children with ADHD. DNA extracted from peripheral blood was used to examine methylation between 25 children exposed, and 22 children not exposed to maternal smoking during pregnancy...
June 20, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574132/mirna-650-exerts-anti-leukemia-activity-by-inhibiting-cell-proliferation-through-gfi1-targeting
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Changyong Yuan, Liming Xu, Pengcheng Du, Jinling Pang
BACKGROUND: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common malignancy of the bone marrow with a high mortality. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing have led to the identification of various miRNAs implicated in the pathogenesis of AML. We found in this study that miR-650, a miRNA that was traditionally considered to participate in the onset of hepatocellular carcinoma, might play a significant role in AML development and progression. METHODS: qRT-PCR was used to detect the expression of miR-650 and Gfi1 in AML patients and healthy controls...
May 26, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514438/conversion-of-adult-endothelium-to-immunocompetent-haematopoietic-stem-cells
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Raphael Lis, Charles C Karrasch, Michael G Poulos, Balvir Kunar, David Redmond, Jose G Barcia Duran, Chaitanya R Badwe, William Schachterle, Michael Ginsberg, Jenny Xiang, Arash Rafii Tabrizi, Koji Shido, Zev Rosenwaks, Olivier Elemento, Nancy A Speck, Jason M Butler, Joseph M Scandura, Shahin Rafii
Developmental pathways that orchestrate the fleeting transition of endothelial cells into haematopoietic stem cells remain undefined. Here we demonstrate a tractable approach for fully reprogramming adult mouse endothelial cells to haematopoietic stem cells (rEC-HSCs) through transient expression of the transcription-factor-encoding genes Fosb, Gfi1, Runx1, and Spi1 (collectively denoted hereafter as FGRS) and vascular-niche-derived angiocrine factors. The induction phase (days 0-8) of conversion is initiated by expression of FGRS in mature endothelial cells, which results in endogenous Runx1 expression...
May 25, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494218/maternal-cigarette-smoking-during-pregnancy-and-offspring-dna-methylation-in-midlife
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Parisa Tehranifar, Hui-Chen Wu, Jasmine A McDonald, Farzana Jasmine, Regina M Santella, Irina Gurvich, Julie D Flom, Mary Beth Terry
Maternal smoking in pregnancy (MSP) has been associated with DNA methylation in specific CpG sites in infants and children. We investigated whether MSP, independent of own personal active smoking, was associated with midlife DNA methylation in CpGs that were previously identified in studies of MSP-DNA methylation in children. We used data on MSP collected from pregnant mothers of 89 adult women born in 1959-1964 and measured DNA methylation measured in blood (granulocytes) collected in 2001-2007 (mean age: 43 years)...
May 11, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401061/transcription-factor-gfi1b-in-health-and-disease
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Eduardo Anguita, Francisco J Candel, Alberto Chaparro, Juan J Roldán-Etcheverry
Many human diseases arise through dysregulation of genes that control key cell fate pathways. Transcription factors (TFs) are major cell fate regulators frequently involved in cancer, particularly in leukemia. The GFI1B gene, coding a TF, was identified by sequence homology with the oncogene growth factor independence 1 (GFI1). Both GFI1 and GFI1B have six C-terminal C2H2 zinc fingers and an N-terminal SNAG (SNAIL/GFI1) transcriptional repression domain. Gfi1 is essential for neutrophil differentiation in mice...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387757/gfi1-downregulation-promotes-inflammation-linked-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer
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Wenjing Xing, Yun Xiao, Xinliang Lu, Hongyan Zhu, Xiangchuan He, Wei Huang, Elsa S Lopez, Jerry Wong, Huanyu Ju, Linlu Tian, Fengmin Zhang, Hongwei Xu, Sheng Dian Wang, Xia Li, Michael Karin, Huan Ren
Inflammation is frequently associated with initiation, progression, and metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we unveil a CRC-specific metastatic programme that is triggered via the transcriptional repressor, GFI1. Using data from a large cohort of clinical samples including inflammatory bowel disease and CRC, and a cellular model of CRC progression mediated by cross-talk between the cancer cell and the inflammatory microenvironment, we identified GFI1 as a gating regulator responsible for a constitutively activated signalling circuit that renders CRC cells competent for metastatic spread...
May 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337051/a-novel-cd48-based-analysis-of-sepsis-induced-mouse-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-compartments
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Bei Jia, Chenchen Zhao, Guoli Li, Yaxian Kong, Yaluan Ma, Qiuping Wang, Beibei Wang, Hui Zeng
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a heterogeneous subset of cells that expands dramatically in many disease states and can suppress T-cell responses. MDSCs mainly include monocytic and granulocytic subpopulations that can be distinguished in mice by the expression of Ly6G and Ly6C cell surface markers. This identification system has been validated in experimental tumor models, but not in models of inflammation-associated conditions such as sepsis. We challenged growth factor independent 1 transcription repressor green fluorescent protein (Gfi1:GFP) knock-in reporter mice with cecal ligation and puncture surgery and found that CD11b(+)Ly6G(low)Ly6C(high) MDSCs in this sepsis model comprised both monocytic and granulocytic MDSCs...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329683/inactivation-of-ezh2-upregulates-gfi1-and-drives-aggressive-myc-driven-group-3-medulloblastoma
#18
BaoHan T Vo, Chunliang Li, Marc A Morgan, Ilan Theurillat, David Finkelstein, Shaela Wright, Judith Hyle, Stephanie M C Smith, Yiping Fan, Yong-Dong Wang, Gang Wu, Brent A Orr, Paul A Northcott, Ali Shilatifard, Charles J Sherr, Martine F Roussel
The most aggressive of four medulloblastoma (MB) subgroups are cMyc-driven group 3 (G3) tumors, some of which overexpress EZH2, the histone H3K27 mono-, di-, and trimethylase of polycomb-repressive complex 2. Ezh2 has a context-dependent role in different cancers as an oncogene or tumor suppressor and retards tumor progression in a mouse model of G3 MB. Engineered deletions of Ezh2 in G3 MBs by gene editing nucleases accelerated tumorigenesis, whereas Ezh2 re-expression reversed attendant histone modifications and slowed tumor progression...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210006/a-novel-lsd1-inhibitor-ncd38-ameliorates-mds-related-leukemia-with-complex-karyotype-by-attenuating-leukemia-programs-via-activating-super-enhancers
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N Sugino, M Kawahara, G Tatsumi, A Kanai, H Matsui, R Yamamoto, Y Nagai, S Fujii, Y Shimazu, M Hishizawa, T Inaba, A Andoh, T Suzuki, A Takaori-Kondo
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) regulates gene expression by affecting histone modifications and is a promising target for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with specific genetic abnormalities. Novel LSD1 inhibitors, NCD25 and NCD38, inhibited growth of MLL-AF9 leukemia as well as erythroleukemia, megakaryoblastic leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) overt leukemia cells in the concentration range that normal hematopoiesis was spared. NCD25 and NCD38 invoked the myeloid development programs, hindered the MDS and AML oncogenic programs, and commonly upregulated 62 genes in several leukemia cells...
November 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181545/gfi1-cre-mice-have-early-onset-progressive-hearing-loss-and-induce-recombination-in-numerous-inner-ear-non-hair-cells
#20
Maggie Matern, Sarath Vijayakumar, Zachary Margulies, Beatrice Milon, Yang Song, Ran Elkon, Xiaoyu Zhang, Sherri M Jones, Ronna Hertzano
Studies of developmental and functional biology largely rely on conditional expression of genes in a cell type-specific manner. Therefore, the importance of specificity and lack of inherent phenotypes for Cre-driver animals cannot be overemphasized. The Gfi1(Cre) mouse is commonly used for conditional hair cell-specific gene deletion/reporter gene activation in the inner ear. Here, using immunofluorescence and flow cytometry, we show that the Gfi1(Cre) mice produce a pattern of recombination that is not strictly limited to hair cells within the inner ear...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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