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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103025/integrated-analysis-reveals-down-regulation-of-sparcl1-is-correlated-with-cervical-cancer-development-and-progression
#1
Dong-Ming Wu, Jiao Shi, Teng Liu, Shi-Hua Deng, Rong Han, Ying Xu
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy among women worldwide, and continued research to discover biomarkers or therapeutic targets will aid early diagnosis and treatment of this cancer. Here, we investigated novel cervical cancer biomarkers using integrated analysis of high-throughput sequencing data from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) databases. We have identified nine genes of interest that appear to be involved in cervical cancer development: SPARCL1, SYCP2, KIF4A, PRC1, TOP2A, LAMP3, KIF20A, MCM2, and APOBEC3B...
October 19, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097204/chitosan-coated-doxorubicin-nano-particles-drug-delivery-system-inhibits-cell-growth-of-liver-cancer-via-p53-prc1-pathway
#2
Bai-Liang Ye, Ru Zheng, Xiao-Jiao Ruan, Zhi-Hai Zheng, Hua-Jie Cai
BACKGROUND: Nano-particles have been widely used in target-specific drug delivery system and showed advantages in cancers treatment. This study aims to evaluate the effect of chitosan coated doxorubicin nano-particles drug delivery system in liver cancer. METHODS: The chitosan nano-particles were prepared by using the ionic gelation method. The characterizations of the nano-particles were determined by transmission electron microscopy. The cytotoxicity was detected by MTT assay, and the endocytosis, cell apoptosis and cell cycle were examined by flow cytometry...
October 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089522/the-polycomb-group-protein-cbx6-is-an-essential-regulator-of-embryonic-stem-cell-identity
#3
Alexandra Santanach, Enrique Blanco, Hua Jiang, Kelly R Molloy, Miriam Sansó, John LaCava, Lluis Morey, Luciano Di Croce
Polycomb group proteins (PcG) are transcriptional repressors that control cell identity and development. In mammals, five different CBX proteins associate with the core Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1). In mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs), CBX6 and CBX7 are the most highly expressed CBX family members. CBX7 has been recently characterized, but little is known regarding the function of CBX6. Here, we show that CBX6 is essential for ESC identity. Its depletion destabilizes the pluripotency network and triggers differentiation...
November 1, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073373/denaturing-clip-dclip-pipeline-identifies-discrete-rna-footprints-on-chromatin-associated-proteins-and-reveals-that-cbx7-targets-3-utrs-to-regulate-mrna-expression
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Michael Rosenberg, Roy Blum, Barry Kesner, Verena K Maier, Attila Szanto, Jeannie T Lee
Interaction networks between chromatin complexes and long noncoding RNAs have become a recurrent theme in epigenetic regulation. However, technical limitations have precluded identification of RNA binding motifs for chromatin-associated proteins. Here, we add a denaturation step to UV-crosslink RNA immunoprecipitation (dCLIP) and apply dCLIP to mouse and human chromobox homolog 7 (CBX7), an RNA binding subunit of Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1). In both species, CBX7 predominantly binds 3' UTRs of messenger RNAs...
October 25, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070704/bivalent-complexes-of-prc1-with-orthologs-of-brd4-and-moz-morf-target-developmental-genes-in-drosophila
#5
Hyuckjoon Kang, Youngsook L Jung, Kyle A McElroy, Barry M Zee, Heather A Wallace, Jessica L Woolnough, Peter J Park, Mitzi I Kuroda
Regulatory decisions in Drosophila require Polycomb group (PcG) proteins to maintain the silent state and Trithorax group (TrxG) proteins to oppose silencing. Since PcG and TrxG are ubiquitous and lack apparent sequence specificity, a long-standing model is that targeting occurs via protein interactions; for instance, between repressors and PcG proteins. Instead, we found that Pc-repressive complex 1 (PRC1) purifies with coactivators Fs(1)h [female sterile (1) homeotic] and Enok/Br140 during embryogenesis. Fs(1)h is a TrxG member and the ortholog of BRD4, a bromodomain protein that binds to acetylated histones and is a key transcriptional coactivator in mammals...
October 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054931/polycomb-group-ring-finger-protein-3-5-activate-transcription-via-an-interaction-with-the-pluripotency-factor-tex10-in-embryonic-stem-cells
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Wukui Zhao, Yikai Huang, Jingzi Zhang, Mengjie Liu, Haijing Ji, Congcong Wang, Ning Cao, Chaojun Li, Yin Xia, Qing Jiang, Jinzhong Qin
Polycomb group (PcG) proteins are epigenetic transcriptional repressors that orchestrate numerous developmental processes and have been implicated in the maintenance of embryonic stem (ES) cell state. More recent evidence suggests that a subset of PcG proteins engages in transcriptional activation in some cellular contexts. But how this property is exerted remains largely unknown. Here, we generated ES cells with single or combined disruption of Polycomb group RING finger protein 3 (Pcgf3) and Pcgf5 with the CRISPR-Cas9 technique...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050200/targeting-muc1-c-suppresses-polycomb-repressive-complex-1-in-multiple-myeloma
#7
Ashujit Tagde, Tahireh Markert, Hasan Rajabi, Masayuki Hiraki, Maroof Alam, Audrey Bouillez, David Avigan, Kenneth Anderson, Donald Kufe
The polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) includes the BMI1, RING1 and RING2 proteins. BMI1 is required for survival of multiple myeloma (MM) cells. The MUC1-C oncoprotein is aberrantly expressed by MM cells, activates MYC and is also necessary for MM cell survival. The present studies show that targeting MUC1-C with (i) stable and inducible silencing and CRISPR/Cas9 editing and (ii) the pharmacologic inhibitor GO-203, which blocks MUC1-C function, downregulates BMI1, RING1 and RING2 expression. The results demonstrate that MUC1-C drives BMI1 transcription by a MYC-dependent mechanism...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021344/a-microtubule-polymerase-cooperates-with-the-kinesin-6-motor-and-a-microtubule-crosslinker-to-promote-bipolar-spindle-assembly-in-the-absence-of-kinesin-5-and-kinesin-14-in-fission-yeast
#8
Masashi Yukawa, Tomoki Kawakami, Masaki Okazaki, Kazunori Kume, Ngang Heok Tang, Takashi Toda
Accurate chromosome segregation relies on the bipolar mitotic spindle. In many eukaryotes, spindle formation is driven by the plus-end directed motor Kinesin-5 that generates outward force to establish spindle bipolarity. Its inhibition leads to the emergence of monopolar spindles with mitotic arrest. Intriguingly, simultaneous inactivation of the minus-end directed motor Kinesin-14 restores spindle bipolarity in many systems. Here we show that in fission yeast, three independent pathways contribute to spindle bipolarity in the absence of Kinesin-5/Cut7 and Kinesin-14/Pkl1...
October 11, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992316/phosphorylation-of-cbx2-controls-its-nucleosome-binding-specificity
#9
Takayuki Kawaguchi, Shinichi Machida, Hitoshi Kurumizaka, Hideaki Tagami, Jun-Ichi Nakayama
Chromobox 2 (CBX2), a component of polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1), binds lysine 27-methylated histone H3 (H3K27me3) via its chromodomain (CD) and plays a critical role in repressing developmentally regulated genes. The phosphorylation of CBX2 has been described in several studies, but the biological implications of this modification remain largely elusive. Here, we show that CBX2's phosphorylation plays an important role in its nucleosome binding. CBX2 is stably phosphorylated in vivo, and domain analysis showed that residues in CBX2's serine-rich (SR) region are the predominant phosphorylation sites...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947664/polycomb-complexes-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
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REVIEW
Neil Brockdorff
Identifying the critical RNA binding proteins (RBPs) that elicit Xist mediated silencing has been a key goal in X inactivation research. Early studies implicated the Polycomb proteins, a family of factors linked to one of two major multiprotein complexes, PRC1 and PRC2 (Wang 2001 Nat. Genet.28, 371-375 (doi:10.1038/ng574); Silva 2003 Dev. Cell4, 481-495 (doi:10.1016/S1534-5807(03)00068-6); de Napoles 2004 Dev. Cell7, 663-676 (doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2004.10.005); Plath 2003 Science300, 131-135 (doi:10.1126/science...
November 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942021/a-novel-immunofluorescence-method-to-visualize-microtubules-in-the-antiparallel-overlaps-of-microtubule-plus-ends-in-the-anaphase-and-telophase-midzone
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Aya Ifuji, Takahisa Kuga, Yuichiro Kaibori, Youhei Saito, Yuji Nakayama
Cell division, in which duplicated chromosomes are separated into two daughter cells, is the most dynamic event during cell proliferation. Chromosome movement is powered mainly by microtubules, which vary in morphology and are organized into characteristic structures according to mitotic progression. During the later stages of mitosis, antiparallel microtubules form the spindle midzone, and the irregular formation of the midzone often leads to failure of cytokinesis, giving rise to the unequal segregation of chromosomes...
November 15, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931748/participation-of-bmi-1-protein-in-cancer
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Agnieszka Zaczek, Paweł Jóźwiak, Anna Krześlak
BMI-1 (B-lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1) protein is a constituent of Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) that via ubiquitination of histone H2A affects expression of many genes. BMI-1 is involved in cellular processes such as DNA repair, proliferation, growth, senescence and apoptosis. BMI-1 plays a key role in biology of stem cells including cancer stem cells by regulation of their self-renewal and differentiation. Accumulating evidence has revealed that overexpression of BMI-1 in many human cancers correlates with disease progression and therapy failure...
September 20, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924034/polycomb-directs-timely-activation-of-germline-genes-in-spermatogenesis
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So Maezawa, Kazuteru Hasegawa, Masashi Yukawa, Akihiko Sakashita, Kris G Alavattam, Paul R Andreassen, Miguel Vidal, Haruhiko Koseki, Artem Barski, Satoshi H Namekawa
During spermatogenesis, a large number of germline genes essential for male fertility are coordinately activated. However, it remains unknown how timely activation of this group of germline genes is accomplished. Here we show that Polycomb-repressive complex 1 (PRC1) directs timely activation of germline genes during spermatogenesis. Inactivation of PRC1 in male germ cells results in the gradual loss of a stem cell population and severe differentiation defects, leading to male infertility. In the stem cell population, RNF2, the dominant catalytic subunit of PRC1, activates transcription of Sall4, which codes for a transcription factor essential for subsequent spermatogenic differentiation...
August 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910277/interplay-between-microtubule-bundling-and-sorting-factors-ensures-acentriolar-spindle-stability-during-c-elegans-oocyte-meiosis
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Timothy J Mullen, Sarah M Wignall
In many species, oocyte meiosis is carried out in the absence of centrioles. As a result, microtubule organization, spindle assembly, and chromosome segregation proceed by unique mechanisms. Here, we report insights into the principles underlying this specialized form of cell division, through studies of C. elegans KLP-15 and KLP-16, two highly homologous members of the kinesin-14 family of minus-end-directed kinesins. These proteins localize to the acentriolar oocyte spindle and promote microtubule bundling during spindle assembly; following KLP-15/16 depletion, microtubule bundles form but then collapse into a disorganized array...
September 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900001/samd7-is-a-cell-type-specific-prc1-component-essential-for-establishing-retinal-rod-photoreceptor-identity
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Yoshihiro Omori, Shun Kubo, Tetsuo Kon, Mayu Furuhashi, Hirotaka Narita, Taro Kominami, Akiko Ueno, Ryotaro Tsutsumi, Taro Chaya, Haruka Yamamoto, Isao Suetake, Shinji Ueno, Haruhiko Koseki, Atsushi Nakagawa, Takahisa Furukawa
Precise transcriptional regulation controlled by a transcription factor network is known to be crucial for establishing correct neuronal cell identities and functions in the CNS. In the retina, the expression of various cone and rod photoreceptor cell genes is regulated by multiple transcription factors; however, the role of epigenetic regulation in photoreceptor cell gene expression has been poorly understood. Here, we found that Samd7, a rod-enriched sterile alpha domain (SAM) domain protein, is essential for silencing nonrod gene expression through H3K27me3 regulation in rod photoreceptor cells...
September 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900000/correction-for-lecona-et-al-usp7-cooperates-with-scml2-to-regulate-the-activity-of-prc1
#16
Emilio Lecona, Varun Narendra, Danny Reinberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855339/role-of-remodeling-and-spacing-factor-1-in-histone-h2a-ubiquitination-mediated-gene-silencing
#17
Zhuo Zhang, Amanda E Jones, Wei Wu, Jinman Kim, Yue Kang, Xiaobao Bi, Yue Gu, Ivan K Popov, Matthew B Renfrow, Marina N Vassylyeva, Dmitry G Vassylyev, Keith E Giles, Dongquan Chen, Ashwath Kumar, Yuhong Fan, Yufeng Tong, Chuan-Fa Liu, Woojin An, Chenbei Chang, Jianjun Luo, Louise T Chow, Hengbin Wang
Posttranslational histone modifications play important roles in regulating chromatin-based nuclear processes. Histone H2AK119 ubiquitination (H2Aub) is a prevalent modification and has been primarily linked to gene silencing. However, the underlying mechanism remains largely obscure. Here we report the identification of RSF1 (remodeling and spacing factor 1), a subunit of the RSF complex, as a H2Aub binding protein, which mediates the gene-silencing function of this histone modification. RSF1 associates specifically with H2Aub, but not H2Bub nucleosomes, through a previously uncharacterized and obligatory region designated as ubiquitinated H2A binding domain...
September 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840006/protein-regulator-of-cytokinesis-1-expression-prognostic-value-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
#18
Ping Zhan, Guang-Min Xi, Hong-Bing Liu, Ya-Fang Liu, Wu-Jian Xu, Qingqing Zhu, Ze-Jun Zhou, Ying-Ying Miao, Xiao-Xia Wang, Jia-Jia Jin, Tang-Feng Lv, Yong Song
BACKGROUND: Protein regulator of cytokinesis-1 (PRC1) has been shown to participate in the completion of cytokinesis, and it is dysregulated in cancer processes. However, its relevance in lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) remained largely unknown. We aimed to study the expression pattern of PRC1 and assess its clinical significance in lung SCC. METHODS: PRC1 protein expression in human lung SCC and adjacent normal lung tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839133/usp26-functions-as-a-negative-regulator-of-cellular-reprogramming-by-stabilising-prc1-complex-components
#19
Bo Ning, Wei Zhao, Chen Qian, Pinghua Liu, Qingtian Li, Wenyuan Li, Rong-Fu Wang
Despite much progress in the comprehension of the complex process of somatic cell reprogramming, many questions regarding the molecular mechanism of regulation remain to be answered. At present, the knowledge on the negative regulation of reprogramming process is indeed poor in contrary to the identification of positive regulators. Here we report for the first time that ubiquitin-specific protease 26 negatively regulates somatic cell-reprogramming process by stabilizing chromobox (CBX)-containing proteins CBX4 and CBX6 of polycomb-repressive complex 1 through the removal of K48-linked polyubiquitination...
August 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782042/polycomb-repressive-complex-1-modifies-transcription-of-active-genes
#20
Michelle Pherson, Ziva Misulovin, Maria Gause, Kathie Mihindukulasuriya, Amanda Swain, Dale Dorsett
This study examines the role of Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1) at active genes. The PRC1 and PRC2 complexes are crucial for epigenetic silencing during development of an organism. They are recruited to Polycomb response elements (PREs) and establish silenced domains over several kilobases. Recent studies show that PRC1 is also directly recruited to active genes by the cohesin complex. Cohesin participates broadly in control of gene transcription, but it is unknown whether cohesin-recruited PRC1 also plays a role in transcriptional control of active genes...
August 2017: Science Advances
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