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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474484/transgenerational-effects-of-prenatal-restricted-diet-on-gene-expression-and-histone-modifications-in-the-rat
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Joanna Nowacka-Woszuk, Izabela Szczerbal, Anna M Malinowska, Agata Chmurzynska
Dietary triggers acting on a developing fetus can affect the functioning of the body in later life; this can be observed on various levels, including epigenetic modifications and gene expression. Early-life programmed changes may be transmitted to successive generations. In this study, the impact of prenatal restricted diet was studied in four generations of rats. We hypothesized that this diet can induce changes in the expression of major genes involved in two epigenetic mechanisms: DNA methylation and histone modifications...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473733/%C3%AE-l-threose-nucleic-acids-as-biocompatible-antisense-oligonucleotides-for-suppressing-gene-expression-in-living-cells
#2
Ling Sum Liu, Hoi Man Leung, Dick Yan Tam, Tsz Wan Lo, Sze Wing Wong, Pik Kwan Lo
Due to the chemical simplicity of α- L-Threose nucleic acid (TNA) and its ability to exchange genetic information between itself and RNA, it has been raised significant interests in TNA as RNA ancestor. We herein explore the biological properties and evaluate the potency of sequence-designed TNA polymers to suppress gene expression in living environments. We found that sequence-specific TNA macromolecules exhibit strong affinity and specificity towards the complementary RNA targets, are highly biocompatible and non-toxic in living cell system, and readily enter a number of cell lines without using transfecting agents...
February 23, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472990/differential-methylation-of-syncytin-1-and-2-distinguishes-fetal-growth-restriction-from-physiologic-small-for-gestational-age
#3
Sami P Makaroun, Katherine P Himes
Objective  The retroviral genes encoding Syncytin-1 ( SYN1 ) and Syncytin-2 ( SYN2 ) are epigenetically regulated, uniquely expressed in the placenta and critical to placental function. We sought to determine if placental expression and methylation patterns of SYN1 and SYN2 from pregnancies complicated by fetal growth restriction (FGR) differed from physiologic small for gestational age (SGA) and appropriate for gestational age (AGA) controls. Study Design  Placental biopsies were obtained from AGA, SGA and FGR neonates delivered at >36 weeks gestation...
January 2018: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470680/changes-in-skeletal-muscle-and-body-weight-on-sleeping-beauty-transposon-mediated-transgenic-mice-overexpressing-pig-migf-1
#4
Bo Gao, Wei Wang, Han Wu, Cai Chen, Dan Shen, Saisai Wang, Wei Chen, Li Zhang, Shuheng Chan, Chengyi Song
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) is an important growth factor in mammals, but the functions of the local muscle-specific isoform of insulin-like growth factor 1 (mIGF-1) to skeletal muscle development have rarely been reported. To determine the effect of pig mIGF-1 on body development and muscle deposition in vivo and to investigate the molecular mechanisms, the transgenic mouse model was generated which can also provide experimental data for making transgenic pigs with pig endogenous IGF1 gene. We constructed a skeletal muscle-specific expression vector using 5'- and 3'-regulatory regions of porcine skeletal α-actin gene...
February 22, 2018: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470513/offspring-sex-impacts-dna-methylation-and-gene-expression-in-placentae-from-women-with-diabetes-during-pregnancy
#5
Jacqueline Alexander, April M Teague, Jing Chen, Christopher E Aston, Yuet-Kin Leung, Steven Chernausek, Rebecca A Simmons, Sara E Pinney
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that diabetes during pregnancy (DDP) alters genome-wide DNA methylation in placenta resulting in differentially methylated loci of metabolically relevant genes and downstream changes in RNA and protein expression. METHODS: We mapped genome-wide DNA methylation with the Infinium 450K Human Methylation Bead Chip in term fetal placentae from Native American and Hispanic women with DDP using a nested case-control design (n = 17 pairs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466875/impacts-of-maternal-dietary-protein-intake-on-fetal-survival-growth-and-development
#6
Cassandra M Herring, Fuller W Bazer, Gregory A Johnson, Guoyao Wu
Maternal nutrition during gestation, especially dietary protein intake, is a key determinant in embryonic survival, growth, and development. Low maternal dietary protein intake can cause embryonic losses, intra-uterine growth restriction, and reduced postnatal growth due to a deficiency in specific amino acids that are important for cell metabolism and function. Of note, high maternal dietary protein intake can also result in intra-uterine growth restriction and embryonic death, due to amino acid excesses, as well as the toxicity of ammonia, homocysteine, and H2 S that are generated from amino acid catabolism...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466371/ezh2-is-not-required-for-cardiac-regeneration-in-neonatal-mice
#7
Abdalla Ahmed, Tao Wang, Paul Delgado-Olguin
The neonatal mouse heart has the remarkable capacity to regenerate lost myocardium within the first week of life. Neonatal cardiomyocytes re-express fetal genes that control cell proliferation after injury to promote regeneration. The loss of regenerative capacity of the heart one week after birth coincides with repression of a fetal transcriptional program coordinated by epigenetic regulators. The histone methyltransferase enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2) is a repressor of fetal cardiac transcriptional programs and suppresses cardiomyocyte cell proliferation, suggesting a potential function in heart regeneration...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462922/differential-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-status-and-placental-transport-in-adolescent-pregnancies
#8
Fernanda Carrilho Pinto da Fonseca, Daniela de Barros Mucci, Renata Pereira Assumpção, Henrique Marcondes, Fátima Lúcia de Carvalho Sardinha, Simone Vargas Silva, Marta Citelli, Maria das Graças Tavares do Carmo
Adolescent pregnancy increases risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. Placental delivery of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) is essential for fetal growth and development. In this pilot study, we aimed to assess maternal and fetal status of fatty acids (FA) measured at birth and the expression of key genes involved in FA uptake, transport and metabolism in the placenta of fifteen adolescents and fifteen adults. FA were quantified by gas-liquid chromatography. Placental expression of FA transporters was assessed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) was quantified by Western Blot...
February 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460795/evidence-the-u-s-autism-epidemic-initiated-by-acetaminophen-tylenol-is-aggravated-by-oral-antibiotic-amoxicillin-clavulanate-augmentin-and-now-exponentially-by-herbicide-glyphosate-roundup
#9
Peter Good
Because certain hereditary diseases show autistic behavior, and autism often runs in families, researchers seek genes underlying the pathophysiology of autism, thus core behaviors. Other researchers argue environmental factors are decisive, citing compelling evidence of an autism epidemic in the United States beginning about 1980. Recognition that environmental factors influence gene expression led to synthesis of these views - an 'epigenetic epidemic' provoked by pervasive environmental agents altering expression of vulnerable genes, inducing characteristic autistic biochemistries in many mothers and infants...
February 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460466/the-role-of-nf%C3%A4-b-in-the-three-stages-of-pregnancy-implantation-maintenance-and-labour-a-review-article
#10
REVIEW
Agata Sakowicz
The transcription factor kappa B (NFĸB) controls the expression of over 400 genes, some of which are associated with reproductive events. During implantation, immune cells accumulate in the maternal-fetal interface; they secrete inflammatory mediators under the control of NFĸB, whose level also rises. NFĸB is then downregulated to maintain gestation, but its level rises again before birth to manage prostaglandin, cytokine and chemokine synthesis and stimulate uterine contraction. This review summarises the current state of knowledge about NFĸB and its role in the molecular regulation of processes related to pregnancy development...
February 20, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458175/maintenance-of-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cells-in-fetal-intra-aortic-hematopoietic-clusters-by-the-sox17-notch1-hes1-axis
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Kiyoka Saito, Ikuo Nobuhisa, Kaho Harada, Satomi Takahashi, Maha Anani, Heiko Lickert, Masami Kanai-Azuma, Yoshiakira Kanai, Tetsuya Taga
The aorta-gonad-mesonephros region, from which definitive hematopoiesis first arises in midgestation mouse embryos, has intra-aortic hematopoietic clusters (IAHCs) containing hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs). We previously reported expression of the transcription factor Sox17 in IAHCs, and overexpression of Sox17 in CD45low c-KIThigh cells comprising IAHCs maintains the formation of cell clusters and their multipotency in vitro over multiple passages. Here, we demonstrate the importance of NOTCH1 in IAHC formation and maintenance of the HSC/HPC phenotype...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457528/quantitative-trait-loci-influencing-hb-f-levels-in-southern-thai-hb-e-hbb-c-79g-a-heterozygotes
#12
Aumpika Kesornsit, Nutjaree Jeenduang, Dararat Horpet, Thunyaluk Plyduang, Manit Nuinoon
Variation of fetal hemoglobin (Hb F) expression in heterozygous Hb E (HBB: c.79G>A) individuals is associated with several genetic modifiers and not well understood. This study was undertaken in order to determine the effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including XmnIG γ (rs7482144), rs766432 on the BCL11A gene and rs9376074 on the HBS1L gene, on Hb F levels in Southern Thai heterozygous Hb E individuals. A total of 97 Southern Thai subjects carrying heterozygous Hb E were selected for the hematological study...
February 19, 2018: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456678/association-between-dscr4-gene-methylation-in-plasma-in-early-pregnancy-and-down-s-syndrome
#13
Lingyu Hu, Changju Zhou
Down's syndrome (DS), a chromosomal abnormal genetic disease caused by a local or total copy of chromosome 21, leads to patients suffering from delayed body growth, special facies, mild to moderate mental retardation and other symptoms, seriously affecting the life of patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the association between Down's syndrome critical region 4 ( DSCR4 ) gene methylation in plasma in high-risk pregnant women with DS in early pregnancy (hereinafter referred to as pregnant women in early pregnancy) and DS, in order to screen new epigenetic markers for the clinical diagnosis of DS...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454785/lymphoid-tissue-inducer-a-divergent-member-of-the-ilc-family
#14
REVIEW
Chao Zhong, Mingzhu Zheng, Jinfang Zhu
Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) that are capable of producing effector cytokines reminiscent of CD4+ T helper (Th) cells during infections and tissue inflammations have drawn much attention in the immunology field in recent years. Within the ILCs, the lymphoid tissue inducer (LTi) cells that play a critical role in lymphoid organogenesis were identified long before the establishment of the ILC concept. LTi cells, developed and functioning mainly at the fetal stage, and LTi-like cells, presumably generated during the adulthood, are regarded as a subset of type 3 ILCs (ILC3s) because they express the ILC3 lineage-defining transcription factor RORγt, and like other ILC3s, can produce an ILC3 signature cytokine IL-22 and initiate protective immune responses against extracellular bacteria...
February 13, 2018: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454089/genome-wide-gene-expression-analysis-of-45-days-pregnant-fetal-cotyledons-vis-a-vis-non-pregnant-caruncles-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis
#15
Masoud Lotfan, Syed Azmal Ali, Munnalal Yadav, Suman Chuadhary, Manoj Kumar Jena, Sudarshan Kumar, Ashok Kumar Mohanty
The crosstalk between fetus and mother starts with the onset of placental attachment to the uterus. The cotyledons and caruncles are the two anatomically distinct structures that play a crucial role in this physiological communication. Using Agilent Gene Chip Genome microarray, we measured the expression profile of pregnancy cotyledons in comparison to caruncular reminiscence of the uteri in non-pregnant buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) for the detection of the early post-pregnancy rapid changes in cellular expression of mRNA transcripts...
February 14, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453918/high-dose-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-affects-insulin-secretory-mechanism-of-pancreatic-beta-cell-line
#16
Eiji Yamato
OBJECTIVE: Histone deacytylase inhibitors (HDACis) inhibit the deacetylation of the lysine residue of proteins, including histones, and regulate the transcription of a variety of genes. Recently, HDACis have been used clinically as anti-cancer drugs and possible anti-diabetic drugs. Even though HDACis have been proven to protect the cytokine-induced damage of pancreatic beta cells, evidence also shows that high doses of HDACis are cytotoxic. In the present study, we, therefore, investigated the eff ect of HDACis on insulin secretion in a pancreatic beta cell line...
January 1, 2018: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448017/fetal-bovine-serum-free-cryopreservation-methods-for-clinical-banking-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#17
Seah Park, Dong Ryul Lee, Ji Sun Nam, Chul Woo Ahn, Haekwon Kim
The use of fetal bovine serum (FBS) as a cryopreservation supplement is not suitable for the banking of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) due to the risk of transmission of disease as well as xenogeneic immune reactions in the transplanted host. Here, we investigated if human serum albumin (HSA), human serum (HS), or knockout serum replacement (KSR) can replace FBS for the cryopreservation of MSCs. In addition, we examined the characteristics of MSCs after multiple rounds of cryopreservation. Human adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) cryopreserved with three FBS replacements, 9% HSA, 90% HS, or 90% KSR, in combination with 10% dimethyl sulfoxide (Me 2 SO) maintained stem cell properties including growth, immunophenotypes, gene expression patterns, and the potential to differentiate into adipogenic, osteogenic, and chondrogenic lineages, similar to ASCs frozen with FBS...
February 12, 2018: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447173/dynamic-changes-of-setd2-a-histone-h3k36-methyltransferase-in-porcine-oocytes-ivf-and-scnt-embryos
#18
Yun Fei Diao, Tao Lin, Xiaoxia Li, Reza K Oqani, Jae Eun Lee, So Yeon Kim, Dong Il Jin
SETD2 (SET domain containing protein 2) acts as a histone H3 lysine 36 (H3K36)-specific methyltransferase and may play important roles in active gene transcription in human cells. However, its expression and role in porcine oocytes and preimplantation embryos are not well understood. Here, we used immunofluorescence and laser scanning confocal microscopy to examine SETD2 expression in porcine fetal fibroblasts, oocytes, and preimplantation embryos derived from in vitro fertilization (IVF), parthenogenetic activation (PA), and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446977/establishment-growth-proliferation-and-gene-expression-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-transgenic-fetal-fibroblasts-containing-human-insulin-gene-and-production-of-embryos-by-handmade-cloning-using-these-cells
#19
Parul Mehta, Ramakant Kaushik, Karn Pratap Singh, Ankur Sharma, Manoj Kumar Singh, Manmohan Singh Chauhan, Prabhat Palta, Suresh Kumar Singla, Radhey Sham Manik
The aim of the present study was to compare transgenic cells, containing human insulin gene kept under the control of mammary gland-specific buffalo beta-lactoglobulin promoter, and their counterparts, that is, nontransgenic cells, for examining their potential for the production of embryos following somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). The gene construct was delivered into buffalo fetal fibroblasts (BFF) by nucleofection following which, the transfected cells were selected by culture in the presence of G418 for 3 weeks...
February 15, 2018: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442275/five-novel-oncogenic-signatures-could-be-utilized-as-afp-related-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-based-on-next-generation-sequencing
#20
Zheng Yu, Rongchang Wang, Fan Chen, Jianru Wang, Xiaohui Huang
BACKGROUND: Alpha-fetal protein (AFP) is an important conventional clinical diagnostic indicator of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the utilization of AFP alone might yield deceptive results due to its limited sensitivity and accuracy. AIMS: Our study was designed to investigate latent diagnostic biomarkers that could function as auxiliary clinical indicators of HCC and enhance the accuracy of joint diagnosis with AFP. METHODS: We analyzed gene expression profiles and clinical data from HCC patients in The Cancer Genome Atlas database...
February 13, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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