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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314879/a-study-on-associations-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-within-h19-and-hox-transcript-antisense-rna-hotair-with-genetic-susceptibility-to-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-a-chinese-population
#1
Jian-Zhe Zhou, Jing-Jing Li, Dong-Jin Hua, Si-Chao Huang, Qing-Qing Sun, Hua Huang, Xia-Fei Xin, Han Cen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to examine whether the H19 rs2839698, rs217727, and HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) rs12826786 polymorphisms were associated with genetic susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 777 participants were enrolled in this study, including 328 RA patients and 449 healthy controls. The H19 rs2839698, rs217727, and HOTAIR rs12826786 polymorphisms were detected by the ligase detection reaction-polymerase chain reaction (LDR-PCR) technology...
March 17, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302795/causal-role-for-inheritance-of-h3k27me3-in-maintaining-the-off-state-of-a-drosophila-hox-gene
#2
Rory T Coleman, Gary Struhl
Many eukaryotic cells can respond to transient environmental or developmental stimuli with heritable changes in gene expression that are associated with nucleosome modifications. However, it remains uncertain whether modified nucleosomes play a causal role in transmitting such epigenetic memories, as opposed to controlling or merely reflecting transcriptional states inherited by other means. Here, we provide in vivo evidence that H3K27 trimethylated nucleosomes, once established at a repressed Drosophila HOX gene, remain heritably associated with that gene and can carry the memory of the silenced state through multiple rounds of replication, even when the capacity to copy the H3K27me3 mark to newly incorporated nucleosomes is diminished or abolished...
March 16, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293170/an-insight-into-the-increasing-role-of-lncrnas-in-the-pathogenesis-of-gliomas
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REVIEW
Yuanliang Yan, Zhijie Xu, Zhi Li, Lunquan Sun, Zhicheng Gong
Long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) are essential epigenetic regulators with critical roles in tumor initiation and malignant progression. However, the roles and mechanisms of aberrantly expressed lncRNAs in the pathogenesis of gliomas are not fully understood. With the development of deep sequencing analyses, an extensive amount of functional non-coding RNAs has been discovered in glioma tissues and cell lines. Additionally, the contributions of several lncRNAs, such as Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA, H19 and Colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed, previously reported to be involved in other pathogenesis and processes to the oncogenesis of glioblastoma are currently addressed...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289133/hox-mediated-endodermal-identity-patterns-the-pharyngeal-muscle-formation-in-the-chordate-pharynx
#4
Keita Yoshida, Azusa Nakahata, Nicholas Treen, Tetsushi Sakuma, Takashi Yamamoto, Yasunori Sasakura
The pharynx, possessing gill slits and the endostyle, is a characteristic of chordates that is a complex of multiple tissues well organized along the anterior-posterior (AP) axis. Although Hox genes show AP coordinated expression in the pharyngeal endoderm, tissue specific roles of these factors for establishing the regional identities within this tissue is largely unknown. Here, we show that Hox1 is essential for the establishment of AP axial identity of the endostyle, a major structure of the pharyngeal endoderm, in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis We found that Hox1 knockout causes posterior to anterior transformation of the endostyle identity, and Hox1 represses Otx expression and anterior identity, and vice versa...
March 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283040/functional-variation-in-allelic-methylomes-underscores-a-strong-genetic-contribution-and-reveals-novel-epigenetic-alterations-in-the-human-epigenome
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Warren A Cheung, Xiaojian Shao, Andréanne Morin, Valérie Siroux, Tony Kwan, Bing Ge, Dylan Aïssi, Lu Chen, Louella Vasquez, Fiona Allum, Frédéric Guénard, Emmanuelle Bouzigon, Marie-Michelle Simon, Elodie Boulier, Adriana Redensek, Stephen Watt, Avik Datta, Laura Clarke, Paul Flicek, Daniel Mead, Dirk S Paul, Stephan Beck, Guillaume Bourque, Mark Lathrop, André Tchernof, Marie-Claude Vohl, Florence Demenais, Isabelle Pin, Kate Downes, Hendrick G Stunnenberg, Nicole Soranzo, Tomi Pastinen, Elin Grundberg
BACKGROUND: The functional impact of genetic variation has been extensively surveyed, revealing that genetic changes correlated to phenotypes lie mostly in non-coding genomic regions. Studies have linked allele-specific genetic changes to gene expression, DNA methylation, and histone marks but these investigations have only been carried out in a limited set of samples. RESULTS: We describe a large-scale coordinated study of allelic and non-allelic effects on DNA methylation, histone mark deposition, and gene expression, detecting the interrelations between epigenetic and functional features at unprecedented resolution...
March 10, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270602/integration-of-shh-and-fgf-signaling-in-controlling-hox-gene-expression-in-cultured-limb-cells
#6
Alan R Rodrigues, Nayuta Yakushiji-Kaminatsui, Yuji Atsuta, Guillaume Andrey, Patrick Schorderet, Denis Duboule, Clifford J Tabin
During embryonic development, fields of progenitor cells form complex structures through dynamic interactions with external signaling molecules. How complex signaling inputs are integrated to yield appropriate gene expression responses is poorly understood. In the early limb bud, for instance, Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is expressed in the distal posterior mesenchyme, where it acts as a mediator of anterior to posterior (AP) patterning, whereas fibroblast growth factor 8 (Fgf8) is produced by the apical ectodermal ridge (AER) at the distal tip of the limb bud to direct outgrowth along the proximal to distal (PD) axis...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260072/the-expression-and-significance-of-hox-transcript-antisense-rna-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-related-factors-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Chunli Da, Yiyi Zhan, Yu Li, Yao Tan, Ruiguang Li, Ruozheng Wang
The present study investigated the correlation and significance of HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related factors in the occurrence and metastasis of esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC) progression. The mRNA and protein expression levels of HOTAIR and EMT‑related factors were detected in 96 ESCC and para‑carcinoma tissues using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis. The expression levels of these factors, and the correlation between these factors and clinicopathological characteristics were subsequently analyzed...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259691/hotair-genetic-variants-are-associated-with-prostate-cancer-and-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-in-an-iranian-population
#8
Mohammad Taheri, Mohsen Habibi, Rezvan Noroozi, Azadeh Rakhshan, Shaghayegh Sarrafzadeh, Arezou Sayad, Mir Davood Omrani, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard
Prostate cancer and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) are heterogeneous disorders with a wide array of clinical presentations and high prevalence among men. Several protein coding genes as well as non-coding genes have been shown to contribute in prostate cancer and BPH risk. Among non-coding genes whose contribution in tumorigenesis has been identified is HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR). In the present study we aimed at identification of the associations between three HOTAIR polymorphisms (rs12826786, rs1899663 and rs4759314) and risk of prostate cancer and BPH by the means of tetra-primer ARMS-PCR in a population of 128 Iranian prostate cancer patients, 143 BPH patients and 250 normal male controls...
March 1, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257976/the-pbx1-lupus-susceptibility-gene-regulates-cd44-expression
#9
Yuxin Niu, Mayami Sengupta, Anton A Titov, Seung-Chul Choi, Laurence Morel
PBX1-d is novel splice isoform of pre-B-cell leukemia homeobox 1 (PBX1) that lacks its DNA-binding and Hox-binding domains, and functions as a dominant negative. We have shown that PBX1-d expression in CD4(+) T cells is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a mouse model as well as in human subjects. More specifically, PBX1-d expression leads to the production of autoreactive activated CD4+ T cells, a reduced frequency and function of Foxp3+ regulatory T (Treg) cells and an expansion of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253860/molecular-cytogenetic-differentiation-of-paralogs-of-hox-paralogs-in-duplicated-and-re-diploidized-genome-of-the-north-american-paddlefish-polyodon-spathula
#10
Radka Symonová, Miloš Havelka, Chris T Amemiya, William Mike Howell, Tereza Kořínková, Martin Flajšhans, David Gela, Petr Ráb
BACKGROUND: Acipenseriformes is a basal lineage of ray-finned fishes and comprise 27 extant species of sturgeons and paddlefishes. They are characterized by several specific genomic features as broad ploidy variation, high chromosome numbers, presence of numerous microchromosomes and propensity to interspecific hybridization. The presumed palaeotetraploidy of the American paddlefish was recently validated by molecular phylogeny and Hox genes analyses. A whole genome duplication in the paddlefish lineage was estimated at approximately 42 Mya and was found to be independent from several genome duplications evidenced in its sister lineage, i...
March 2, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251884/mir-101-3p-suppresses-hox-transcript-antisense-rna-hotair-induced-proliferation-and-invasion-through-directly-targeting-srf-in-gastric-carcinoma-cells
#11
Xiaoyu Wu, Jin Zhou, Zhenfeng Wu, Che Chen, Jiayun Liu, Guannan Wu, Jing Zhai, Fukun Liu, Gang Li
MiR-101-3p was identified as a tumor suppressor in several cancers, but its exact role in gastric adenocarcinoma is still largely unknown. In this study, we found that, compared with the RGM-1 human normal gastric epithelial cells, miR-101-3p was significantly downregulated in all the 6 human gastric adenocarcinoma cell lines, including BGC-823, MNK-45, MGC-803, SGC-7901, AGS and HGC-27. Overexpression miR-101-3p suppressed both the proliferation and invasion of AGS gastric adenocarcinoma cells and knockdown of miR-101-3p displayed an opposite effect...
March 2, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247551/characterization-of-chromosomal-abnormalities-in-pregnancy-losses-reveals-critical-genes-and-loci-for-human-early-development
#12
Yiyun Chen, Justin Bartanus, Desheng Liang, Hongmin Zhu, Amy M Breman, Janice L Smith, Hua Wang, Zhilin Ren, Ankita Patel, Pawel Stankiewicz, David S Cram, Sau Wai Cheung, Lingqian Wu, Fuli Yu
Detailed characterization of chromosomal abnormalities, a common cause for congenital abnormalities and pregnancy loss, is critical for elucidating genes for human fetal development. Here, 2186 product of conception (POC) samples were tested for copy number variations (CNVs) at two clinical diagnostic centers using whole genome sequencing and high-resolution chromosomal microarray analysis. We developed a new gene discovery approach to predict potential developmental genes and identified 275 candidate genes from CNVs detected from both datasets...
February 28, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242784/mixed-lineage-leukemia-fusions-and-chromatin-in-leukemia
#13
Andrei V Krivtsov, Takayuki Hoshii, Scott A Armstrong
Recent studies have shown the importance of chromatin-modifying complexes in the maintenance of developmental gene expression and human disease. The mixed lineage leukemia gene (MLL1) encodes a chromatin-modifying protein and was discovered as a result of the cloning of translocations involved in human leukemias. MLL1 is a histone lysine 4 (H3K4) methyltransferase that supports transcription of genes that are important for normal development including homeotic (Hox) genes. MLL1 rearrangements result in expression of fusion proteins without H3K4 methylation activity but may gain the ability to recruit other chromatin-associated complexes such as the H3K79 methyltransferase DOT1L and the super elongation complex...
February 27, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241429/current-insights-into-long-non-coding-rnas-lncrnas-in-prostate-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Maria A Smolle, Thomas Bauernhofer, Karl Pummer, George A Calin, Martin Pichler
The importance of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the pathogenesis of various malignancies has been uncovered over the last few years. Their dysregulation often contributes to or is a result of tumour progression. In prostate cancer, the most common malignancy in men, lncRNAs can promote castration resistance, cell proliferation, invasion, and metastatic spread. Expression patterns of lncRNAs often change during tumour progression; their expression levels may constantly rise (e.g., HOX transcript antisense RNA, HOTAIR), or steadily decrease (e...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231245/signalling-crosstalk-at-the-leading-edge-controls-tissue-closure-dynamics-in-the-drosophila-embryo
#15
Raphaël Rousset, Fabrice Carballès, Nadège Parassol, Sébastien Schaub, Delphine Cérézo, Stéphane Noselli
Tissue morphogenesis relies on proper differentiation of morphogenetic domains, adopting specific cell behaviours. Yet, how signalling pathways interact to determine and coordinate these domains remains poorly understood. Dorsal closure (DC) of the Drosophila embryo represents a powerful model to study epithelial cell sheet sealing. In this process, JNK (JUN N-terminal Kinase) signalling controls leading edge (LE) differentiation generating local forces and cell shape changes essential for DC. The LE represents a key morphogenetic domain in which, in addition to JNK, a number of signalling pathways converges and interacts (anterior/posterior -AP- determination; segmentation genes, such as Wnt/Wingless; TGFβ/Decapentaplegic)...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229564/diversification-of-hox-gene-clusters-in-osteoglossomorph-fish-in-comparison-to-other-teleosts-and-the-spotted-gar-outgroup
#16
Kyle J Martin, Peter W H Holland
An ancient genome duplication (TGD or 3R) occurred in teleost fish after divergence from the lineage leading to gar. This genome duplication is shared by the three extant teleost lineages: Osteoglossomorpha (bony-tongues), Elopomorpha (eels and tarpons), and Clupeocephala (a large clade including salmon, carp, medaka, zebrafish, cichlids, pufferfish, stickleback, and ∼26,000 other species). After TGD, different clupeocephalan species retained different gene duplicates; this is seen clearly in Hox gene clusters but extends to all genes...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228521/clustered-brachiopod-hox-genes-are-not-expressed-collinearly-and-are-associated-with-lophotrochozoan-novelties
#17
Sabrina M Schiemann, José M Martín-Durán, Aina Børve, Bruno C Vellutini, Yale J Passamaneck, Andreas Hejnol
Temporal collinearity is often considered the main force preserving Hox gene clusters in animal genomes. Studies that combine genomic and gene expression data are scarce, however, particularly in invertebrates like the Lophotrochozoa. As a result, the temporal collinearity hypothesis is currently built on poorly supported foundations. Here we characterize the complement, cluster, and expression of Hox genes in two brachiopod species, Terebratalia transversa and Novocrania anomalaT. transversa has a split cluster with 10 genes (lab, pb, Hox3, Dfd, Scr, Lox5, Antp, Lox4, Post2, and Post1), whereas N...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223506/intragenic-cpg-islands-play-important-roles-in-bivalent-chromatin-assembly-of-developmental-genes
#18
Sun-Min Lee, Jungwoo Lee, Kyung-Min Noh, Won-Young Choi, Sejin Jeon, Goo Taeg Oh, Jeongsil Kim-Ha, Yoonhee Jin, Seung-Woo Cho, Young-Joon Kim
CpG, 5'-C-phosphate-G-3', islands (CGIs) have long been known for their association with enhancers, silencers, and promoters, and for their epigenetic signatures. They are maintained in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) in a poised but inactive state via the formation of bivalent chromatin containing both active and repressive marks. CGIs also occur within coding sequences, where their functional role has remained obscure. Intragenic CGIs (iCGIs) are largely absent from housekeeping genes, but they are found in all genes associated with organ development and cell lineage control...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220305/homeobox-wnt-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-signaling-is-augmented-during-alveogenesis-in-mice-lacking-superoxide-dismutase-3-extracellular
#19
Tania A Thimraj, Rahel L Birru, Ankita Mitra, Holger Schulz, George D Leikauf, Koustav Ganguly
Superoxide dismutase 3, extracellular (SOD3) polymorphisms have been implicated in reduced pulmonary function development and altered risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We previously reported that gene-targeted Sod3-/- mice have impaired lung function and human SOD3 variants are associated with reduced pulmonary function in children. Reduced lung SOD3 levels were reported in mice with lower lung function with the greatest difference occurring during alveogenesis phase [postnatal (P) days 14-28]...
February 20, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215941/intron-specific-patterns-of-divergence-of-lin-11-regulatory-function-in-the-c-elegans-nervous-system
#20
Siavash Amon, Bhagwati P Gupta
The diversity of neurons in the nervous system is specified by many genes, including those that encode transcription factors (TFs) and play crucial roles in coordinating gene transcription. To understand how the spatiotemporal expression of TF genes is regulated to generate neuronal diversity, we used one member of the LIM-Hox family, lin-11, as a model that is necessary for the differentiation of amphid neurons in the nematode C. elegans and a related species C. briggsae. We characterized transcriptional regulation of lin-11 and uncovered regulatory roles of two of the largest introns, intron 3 and intron 7...
April 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
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