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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644379/physical-forces-may-cause-the-hoxd-gene-cluster-elongation
#1
Spyros Papageorgiou
Hox gene collinearity was discovered be Edward B. Lewis in 1978. It consists of the Hox1, Hox2, Hox3 ordering of the Hox genes in the chromosome from the telomeric to the centromeric side of the chromosome. Surprisingly, the spatial activation of the Hox genes in the ontogenetic units of the embryo follows the same ordering along the anterior-posterior embryonic axis. The chromosome microscale differs from the embryo macroscale by 3 to 4 orders of magnitude. The traditional biomolecular mechanisms are not adequate to comprise phenomena at so divergent spatial domains...
June 23, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642242/specific-expression-and-function-of-the-six3-optix-in-drosophila-serially-homologous-organs
#2
Amer Al Khatib, Natalia Siomava, Antonella Iannini, Nico Posnien, Fernando Casares
Organ size and pattern results from the integration of two positional information systems. One global, encoded by the Hox genes, links organ type with position along the main body axis. Within specific organs, local information is conveyed by signaling molecules that regulate organ growth and pattern. The mesothoracic (T2) wing and the metathoracic (T3) haltere of Drosophila represent a paradigmatic example of this coordination. The Hox gene Ultrabithorax (Ubx), expressed in the developing T3, selects haltere identity by, among other processes, modulating the production and signaling efficiency of Dpp, a BMP2-like molecule that acts as a major regulator of size and pattern...
June 22, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641698/-expression-of-serum-lncrna-hotair-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-%C3%A2-and-its-clinical-significance
#3
Nan Tan, Lihong Li, Lu Bai, Kun Zhao
BACKGROUND: The expression of long noncoding RNA HOX antisense RNA (HOTAIR) is abnormal in a variety of tumors. The aim of this study is to explore the serum levels and clinical significance of HOTAIR in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: The serum levels of HOTAIR were detected by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in 64 NSCLC patients and 64 normal controls. The relationships between the serum levels of HOTAIR and clinical pathological parameters were analyzed...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630745/correlation-between-hox-code-and-vertebral-morphology-in-the-mouse-towards-a-universal-model-for-synapsida
#4
Christine Böhmer
BACKGROUND: The importance of the cervical vertebrae as part of the skull-neck system in facilitating the success and diversity of tetrapods is clear. The reconstruction of its evolution, however, is problematic because of the variation in the number of vertebrae, making it difficult to identify homologous elements. Quantification of the morphological differentiation in the neck of diverse archosaurs established homologous units of vertebrae (i.e. modules) resulting from Hox gene expression patterns within the cervical vertebral column...
2017: Zoological Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621427/adhfe1-a-novel-enzyme-involved-in-retinoic-acid-dependent-hox-activation
#5
Yehuda Shabtai, Natalie Shukrun, Abraham Fainsod
Retinoic acid (RA) signaling is a central pathway regulating anterior-posterior patterning of the embryo through its targets, the Hox genes. RA is produced by two sequential oxidations from vitamin A (retinol) and this biosynthesis has to be regulated temporally, spatially and quantitatively. Mining Xenopus embryonic expression databases identified a novel component of the RA metabolic network, ADHFe1. Using Xenopus laevis embryos as our experimental system we determined the temporal and spatial pattern of AdhFe1 expression...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614722/quantitative-analysis-of-the-dna-methylation-sensitivity-of-transcription-factor-complexes
#6
Judith F Kribelbauer, Oleg Laptenko, Siying Chen, Gabriella D Martini, William A Freed-Pastor, Carol Prives, Richard S Mann, Harmen J Bussemaker
Although DNA modifications play an important role in gene regulation, the underlying mechanisms remain elusive. We developed EpiSELEX-seq to probe the sensitivity of transcription factor binding to DNA modification in vitro using massively parallel sequencing. Feature-based modeling quantifies the effect of cytosine methylation ((5)mC) on binding free energy in a position-specific manner. Application to the human bZIP proteins ATF4 and C/EBPβ and three different Pbx-Hox complexes shows that (5)mCpG can both increase and decrease affinity, depending on where the modification occurs within the protein-DNA interface...
June 13, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609438/peg3-control-on-the-mammalian-msl-complex
#7
An Ye, Hana Kim, Joomyeong Kim
Peg3 (paternally expressed gene 3) encodes a DNA-binding protein that functions as a transcriptional repressor. Recent studies revealed that PEG3 binds to Msl1 (male-specific lethal 1) and Msl3, the two main components of the MSL complex. In the current study, we investigated potential roles of Peg3 in controlling its downstream genes through H4K16ac, the histone modification by the MSL complex. According to the results, complete removal of PEG3 resulted in up-regulation of Msl1 and Msl3, and subsequently an increase in the global levels of H4K16ac, confirming PEG3 as a transcriptional repressor for MSL during mammalian development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605223/homeobox-c10-inhibits-the-osteogenic-differentiation-potential-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#8
Guoqing Li, Nannan Han, Haoqing Yang, Liping Wang, Xiao Lin, Shu Diao, Juan Du, Rui Dong, Songlin Wang, Zhipeng Fan
PURPOSE: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a reliable cell source for tissue regeneration. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the directed differentiation of MSCs remain unclear which impedes potential clinical applications. Recent studies have discovered that HOX genes are involved in the differentiation regulation of MSCs and bone formation. In this study, we investigate the HOXC10 function in the osteogenic differentiation potential of MSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Stem cells from apical papilla (SCAPs) and adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) were used in this study...
June 12, 2017: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604694/a-mutant-o-glcnacase-enriches-drosophila-developmental-regulators
#9
Nithya Selvan, Ritchie Williamson, Daniel Mariappa, David G Campbell, Robert Gourlay, Andrew T Ferenbach, Tonia Aristotelous, Iva Hopkins-Navratilova, Matthias Trost, Daan M F van Aalten
Protein O-GlcNAcylation is a reversible post-translational modification of serines and threonines on nucleocytoplasmic proteins. It is cycled by the enzymes O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) and O-GlcNAc hydrolase (O-GlcNAcase or OGA). Genetic approaches in model organisms have revealed that protein O-GlcNAcylation is essential for early embryogenesis. The Drosophila melanogaster gene supersex combs (sxc), which encodes OGT, is a polycomb gene, whose null mutants display homeotic transformations and die at the pharate adult stage...
June 12, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600545/hotair-rs7958904-polymorphism-is-associated-with-increased-cervical-cancer-risk-in-a-chinese-population
#10
Hua Jin, Xiaoyun Lu, Jing Ni, Jinfang Sun, Bin Gu, Bo Ding, Haixia Zhu, Chao Ma, Mengjing Cui, Yuling Xu, Zhengdong Zhang, Martin Lercher, Jian Chen, Na Gao, Shizhi Wang
Previously, we have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs7958904 and rs4759314 in long non-coding RNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) were significantly associated with risk of colorectal and gastric cancer, respectively. Here, we aimed to investigate the association between HOTAIR SNPs and cervical cancer (CC) susceptibility. A total of 1209 cases and 1348 controls were enrolled for association study and genotyped with TaqMan allelic discrimination method. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database was utilized for in vivo analysis of allele-specific HOTAIR expression...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599641/morphological-modularity-in-the-vertebral-column-of-felidae-mammalia-carnivora
#11
Marcela Randau, Anjali Goswami
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that the clear morphological differences among vertebrae across the presacral column are accompanied by heterogeneous functional signals in vertebral shape. Further, several lines of evidence suggest that the mammalian axial skeleton is a highly modular structure. These include its composition of serial units, a trade-off between high shape variance and strong conservation of vertebral count, and direct association of regions with anterior expression sites of Hox genes...
June 9, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591050/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-homeobox-transcript-antisense-rna-expression-in-various-cancers-a-meta-analysis
#12
Sai-Nan Min, Tai Wei, Xiang-Ting Wang, Li-Ling Wu, Guang-Yan Yu
BACKGROUND: Increased expression of the homeobox (HOX) transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) has been reported in multiple types of malignancies and enhances the proliferation and migration of cancer cells. However, the association between HOTAIR expression and tumor progression and prognosis remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to clarify the association between the expression of HOTAIR and the clinicopathological features and prognosis in different cancers. METHODS: A systematic search of the PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Ovid databases was conducted, up to September 2016, for eligible studies involving HOTAIR expression and malignancies...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584089/dynamic-regulation-of-nanog-and-stem-cell-signaling-pathways-by-hoxa1-during-early-neuro-ectodermal-differentiation-of-es-cells
#13
Bony De Kumar, Hugo J Parker, Mark E Parrish, Jeffrey J Lange, Brian D Slaughter, Jay R Unruh, Ariel Paulson, Robb Krumlauf
Homeobox a1 (Hoxa1) is one of the most rapidly induced genes in ES cell differentiation and it is the earliest expressed Hox gene in the mouse embryo. In this study, we used genomic approaches to identify Hoxa1-bound regions during early stages of ES cell differentiation into the neuro-ectoderm. Within 2 h of retinoic acid treatment, Hoxa1 is rapidly recruited to target sites that are associated with genes involved in regulation of pluripotency, and these genes display early changes in expression. The pattern of occupancy of Hoxa1 is dynamic and changes over time...
June 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572918/multi-morbidities-of-allergic-rhinitis-in-adults-european-academy-of-allergy-and-clinical-immunology-task-force-report
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C Cingi, P Gevaert, R Mösges, C Rondon, V Hox, M Rudenko, N B Muluk, G Scadding, F Manole, C Hupin, W J Fokkens, C Akdis, C Bachert, P Demoly, J Mullol, A Muraro, N Papadopoulos, R Pawankar, P Rombaux, E Toskala, L Kalogjera, E Prokopakis, P W Hellings, J Bousquet
This report has been prepared by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Task Force on Allergic Rhinitis (AR) comorbidities. The aim of this multidisciplinary European consensus document is to highlight the role of multimorbidities in the definition, classification, mechanisms, recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of AR, and to define the needs in this neglected area by a literature review. AR is a systemic allergic disease and is generally associated with numerous multi-morbid disorders, including asthma, eczema, food allergies, eosinophilic oesophagitis (EoE), conjunctivitis, chronic middle ear effusions, rhinosinusitis, adenoid hypertrophy, olfaction disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, disordered sleep and consequent behavioural and educational effects...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565838/hotair-is-a-promising-novel-biomarker-in-patients-with-thyroid-cancer
#15
Yifei Zhang, Sui Yu, Lixin Jiang, Xixun Wang, Xiaojing Song
Thyroid cancer (TC) is the most common endocrine malignancy. Lack of effective early diagnostic tools is one of the clinical obstacles for TC treatment. Thus, enhanced comprehension of the molecular changes in TC tumorigenesis is urgently needed to develop novel strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of TC. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) manage fundamental biochemical and cellular processes in tumorigenesis and development. One of the best-described lncRNAs, HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR), functions as a regulatory molecule in a wide variety of biological processes, and represses gene expression through recruitment of the chromatin modifying complex...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555048/sensitivity-of-hoxb13-as-a-diagnostic-immunohistochemical-marker-of-prostatic-origin-in-prostate-cancer-metastases-comparison-to-psa-prostein-androgen-receptor-erg-nkx3-1-psap-and-psma
#16
Ilka Kristiansen, Carsten Stephan, Klaus Jung, Manfred Dietel, Anja Rieger, Yuri Tolkach, Glen Kristiansen
AIMS: Determining the origin of metastases is an important task of pathologists to allow for the initiation of a tumor-specific therapy. Recently, homeobox protein Hox-B13 (HOXB13) has been suggested as a new marker for the detection of prostatic origin. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity of HOXB13 in comparison to commonly used immunohistochemical markers for prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histologically confirmed prostate cancer lymph node metastases from 64 cases were used to test the diagnostic value of immunohistochemical markers: prostate specific antigen (PSA), Prostatic acid phosphatase (PSAP), prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA), homeobox gene NKX3...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553126/rna-binding-protein-hur-promotes-bladder-cancer-progression-by-competitively-binding-to-the-long-noncoding-hotair-with-mir-1
#17
Dapeng Yu, Chao Zhang, Junqing Gui
The elevated expressions of RNA-binding protein HuR and long noncoding HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) are observed in numerous cancers. And HuR often exerts its promotive effects on tumorigenesis via binding to AU-rich elements in target transcripts and thus regulating the expression of target transcripts. However, the roles and related mechanisms of HuR/HOTAIR in bladder cancer progression have never been formally tested. Here, we found that the expression level of HuR was higher in clinical bladder cancer samples than in normal adjacent samples, mirroring that of HOTAIR, and their expression showed strong correlation...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546992/identification-of-transcription-factors-potentially-involved-in-human-adipogenesis-in%C3%A2-vitro
#18
Melvin Anyasi Ambele, Michael Sean Pepper
BACKGROUND: Increased adiposity in humans leads to obesity, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. We previously conducted an extensive unbiased in vitro transcriptomic analysis of adipogenesis, using human adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs). Here, we have applied computational methods to these data to identify transcription factors (TFs) that constitute the upstream gene regulatory networks potentially, driving adipocyte formation in human ASCs...
May 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541373/the-histone-acetylation-mediated-by-gcn5-regulates-the-hoxc11-gene-expression-in-mefs
#19
Ji Hoon Oh, Ji-Yeon Lee, Kyoung-Ah Kong, Jie Min Kim, Myoung Hee Kim
Hox genes are responsible for encoding transcription factors that are essential for anterior-posterior body patterning at early stages of embryogenesis. However, detailed mechanisms of Hox genes are yet to be defined. Protein kinase B alpha (Akt1) was previously identified as a possible upstream regulator of Hox genes. Furthermore, the Hoxc11 gene has been upregulated in Akt1 null (Akt1-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), while repressed in wild-type MEFs. In this study, we propose to investigate the role of Gcn5, a histone acetyltransferase, in the regulation of Hoxc11 expression in MEFs...
May 24, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537914/epigenomic-study-identifies-a-novel-mesenchyme-homeobox2-gli1-transcription-axis-involved-in-cancer-drug-resistance-overall-survival-and-therapy-prognosis-in-lung-cancer-patients
#20
Leonel Armas-López, Patricia Piña-Sánchez, Oscar Arrieta, Enrique Guzman de Alba, Blanca Ortiz-Quintero, Patricio Santillán-Doherty, David C Christiani, Joaquín Zúñiga, Federico Ávila-Moreno
Several homeobox-related gene (HOX) transcription factors such as mesenchyme HOX-2 (MEOX2) have previously been associated with cancer drug resistance, malignant progression and/or clinical prognostic responses in lung cancer patients; however, the mechanisms involved in these responses have yet to be elucidated. Here, an epigenomic strategy was implemented to identify novel MEOX2 gene promoter transcription targets and propose a new molecular mechanism underlying lung cancer drug resistance and poor clinical prognosis...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
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