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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933364/targeting-h19-an-imprinted-long-non-coding-rna-in-hepatic-functions-and-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Chad Pope, Shashank Mishra, Joshua Russell, Qingqing Zhou, Xiao-Bo Zhong
H19 is a long non-coding RNA regulated by genomic imprinting through methylation at the locus between H19 and IGF2. H19 is important in normal liver development, controlling proliferation and impacting genes involved in an important network controlling fetal development. H19 also plays a major role in disease progression, particularly in hepatocellular carcinoma. H19 participates in the epigenetic regulation of many processes impacting diseases, such as activating the miR-200 pathway by histone acetylation to inhibit the epithelial-mesenchymal transition to suppress tumor metastasis...
March 8, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931927/rna-seq-analyses-identify-frequent-allele-specific-expression-and-no-evidence-of-genomic-imprinting-in-specific-embryonic-tissues-of-chicken
#2
Zhu Zhuo, Susan J Lamont, Behnam Abasht
Epigenetic and genetic cis-regulatory elements in diploid organisms may cause allele specific expression (ASE) - unequal expression of the two chromosomal gene copies. Genomic imprinting is an intriguing type of ASE in which some genes are expressed monoallelically from either the paternal allele or maternal allele as a result of epigenetic modifications. Imprinted genes have been identified in several animal species and are frequently associated with embryonic development and growth. Whether genomic imprinting exists in chickens remains debatable, as previous studies have reported conflicting evidence...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929027/the-role-of-polycarbonate-monomer-bisphenol-a-in-insulin-resistance
#3
Milos Pjanic
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic unit of polycarbonate polymers and epoxy resins, the types of plastics that could be found in essentially every human population and incorporated into almost every aspect of the modern human society. BPA polymers appear in a wide range of products, from liquid storages (plastic bottles, can and glass linings, water pipes and tanks) and food storages (plastics wraps and containers), to medical and dental devices. BPA polymers could be hydrolyzed spontaneously or in a photo- or temperature-catalyzed process, providing widespread environmental distribution and chronic exposure to the BPA monomer in contemporary human populations...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925386/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-signatures-in-circulating-cell-free-dna-as-diagnostic-biomarkers-for-human-cancers
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Wenshuai Li, Xu Zhang, Xingyu Lu, Lei You, Yanqun Song, Zhongguang Luo, Jun Zhang, Ji Nie, Wanwei Zheng, Diannan Xu, Yaping Wang, Yuanqiang Dong, Shulin Yu, Jun Hong, Jianping Shi, Hankun Hao, Fen Luo, Luchun Hua, Peng Wang, Xiaoping Qian, Fang Yuan, Lianhuan Wei, Ming Cui, Taiping Zhang, Quan Liao, Menghua Dai, Ziwen Liu, Ge Chen, Katherine Meckel, Sarbani Adhikari, Guifang Jia, Marc B Bissonnette, Xinxiang Zhang, Yupei Zhao, Wei Zhang, Chuan He, Jie Liu
DNA modifications such as 5-methylcytosine (5mC) and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) are epigenetic marks known to affect global gene expression in mammals. Given their prevalence in the human genome, close correlation with gene expression and high chemical stability, these DNA epigenetic marks could serve as ideal biomarkers for cancer diagnosis. Taking advantage of a highly sensitive and selective chemical labeling technology, we report here the genome-wide profiling of 5hmC in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and in genomic DNA (gDNA) of paired tumor and adjacent tissues collected from a cohort of 260 patients recently diagnosed with colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, liver or thyroid cancer and normal tissues from 90 healthy individuals...
September 19, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915699/biological-effects-and-epidemiological-consequences-of-arsenic-exposure-and-reagents-that-can-ameliorate-arsenic-damage-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Chinthalapally V Rao, Sanya Pal, Altaf Mohammed, Mudassir Farooqui, Mark P Doescher, Adam S Asch, Hiroshi Y Yamada
Through contaminated diet, water, and other forms of environmental exposure, arsenic affects human health. There are many U.S. and worldwide "hot spots" where the arsenic level in public water exceeds the maximum exposure limit. The biological effects of chronic arsenic exposure include generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidative stress and DNA damage, epigenetic DNA modification, induction of genomic instability, and inflammation and immunomodulation, all of which can initiate carcinogenesis...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915537/mta1-expression-in-human-cancers-clinical-and-pharmacological-significance
#6
REVIEW
Vijaya Lakshmi Malisetty, Vasudevarao Penugurti, Prashanth Panta, Suresh Kumar Chitta, Bramanandam Manavathi
Remarkably, majority of the cancer deaths are due to metastasis, not because of primary tumors. Metastasis is one of the important hallmarks of cancer. During metastasis invasion of primary tumor cells from the site of origin to a new organ occurs. Metastasis associated proteins (MTAs) are a small family of transcriptional coregulators that are closely associated with tumor metastasis. These proteins are integral components of nuclear remodeling and deacetylation complex (NuRD). By virtue of being integral components of NuRD, these proteins regulate the gene expression by altering the epigenetic changes such as acetylation and methylation on the target gene chromatin...
September 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903311/development-of-hepatoma-derived-bidirectional-oval-like-cells-as-a-model-to-study-host-interactions-with-hepatitis-c-virus-during-differentiation
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Masahiko Ito, Suofeng Sun, Takasuke Fukuhara, Ryosuke Suzuki, Miho Tamai, Toyohiko Yamauchi, Kenji Nakashima, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa, Shigetoshi Okazaki, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Takaji Wakita, Tetsuro Suzuki
Directed differentiation of human stem cells including induced pluripotent stem cells into hepatic cells potentially leads to acquired susceptibility to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, cellular determinants that change their expression during cell reprogramming or hepatic differentiation and are pivotal for supporting the HCV life cycle remain unclear. In this study, by introducing a set of reprogramming factors, we established HuH-7-derived oval-like cell lines, Hdo-17 and -23, which possess features of bipotential liver precursors...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900085/-expression-of-mir-21-and-its-acat1-armcx1-and-pten-target-genes-in-liver-of-female-rats-treated-with-ddt-and-benzo-a-pyrene
#8
M D Chanyshev, D S Ushakov, L F Gulyaeva
MiR-21 is the most studied cancer-promoting oncomiR, which target numerous tumor suppressor genes associated with proliferation, apoptosis, and invasion. Here we have studied the synthesis of miR-21 and quantified the mRNA and protein levels for miR-21 potential target genes, i.e., Acat1, Armcx1, and Pten, in the livers of female Wistar rats after their treatment with either 1,1-trichloro-2,2-di(4-chlorophenyl)ethane (DDT) or benzo[a]pyrene (BP). The most important finding appears to be the significant decrease in the miR-21 level the day after treatment with DDT with subsequent rebound...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895353/-circulating-long-noncoding-rnas-as-biomarkers-in-tumor-diagnosis
#9
Nan Jiang, Haihua Tian, Jinchang Pan, Zhaohui Gong
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in vital life processes of gene expression, epigenetic regulation and X-chromosome inactivation. lncRNAs are also closely associated with tumor initiation and progression. Moreover, lncRNAs may enter human circulation system in the form of microvesicle or exosome, or in combination with RNA binding protein. Interestingly, the circulating lncRNAs are widely existed in body fluids, such as blood and urine. We review the origin of circulating lncRNAs, and the detection methods as potential biomarkers...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892047/a-system-for-detecting-high-impact-low-frequency-mutations-in-primary-tumors-and-metastases
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M Anjanappa, Y Hao, E R Simpson, P Bhat-Nakshatri, J B Nelson, S A Tersey, R G Mirmira, A A Cohen-Gadol, M R Saadatzadeh, L Li, F Fang, K P Nephew, K D Miller, Y Liu, H Nakshatri
Tumor complexity and intratumor heterogeneity contribute to subclonal diversity. Despite advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics, detecting rare mutations in primary tumors and metastases contributing to subclonal diversity is a challenge for precision genomics. Here, in order to identify rare mutations, we adapted a recently described epithelial reprograming assay for short-term propagation of epithelial cells from primary and metastatic tumors. Using this approach, we expanded minor clones and obtained epithelial cell-specific DNA/RNA for quantitative NGS analysis...
September 11, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890349/molecular-hydrogen-modulates-gene-expression-via-histone-modification-and-induces-the-mitochondrial-unfolded-protein-response
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Sayaka Sobue, Chisato Inoue, Fumiko Hori, Shanlou Qiao, Takashi Murate, Masatoshi Ichihara
Molecular hydrogen (H2) is a biologically active gas that is used medically to ameliorate various systemic pathological conditions. H2 also regulates gene expression involved in intracellular signaling and metabolic pathways. However, it is unclear whether H2 affects gene expression directly or through indirect effects as a consequence of health improvement. Therefore, we attempted to identify genes that exhibit similar changes in expression in response to H2 by employing DNA microarrays and gene set enrichment analysis to analyze RNA from liver and lung of rats and mice with or without dietary stress...
September 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865727/altered-mitochondrial-epigenetics-associated-with-subchronic-doxorubicin-cardiotoxicity
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André Ferreira, Teresa Cunha-Oliveira, Rui F Simões, Filipa S Carvalho, Ana Burgeiro, Kendra Nordgren, Kendall B Wallace, Paulo J Oliveira
Doxorubicin (DOX), a potent and broad-spectrum antineoplastic agent, causes an irreversible, cumulative and dose-dependent cardiomyopathy that ultimately leads to congestive heart failure. The mechanisms responsible for DOX cardiotoxicity remain poorly understood, but seem to involve mitochondrial dysfunction on several levels. Epigenetics may explain a portion of this effect. Since mitochondrial dysfunction may affect the epigenetic landscape, we hypothesize that this cardiac toxicity may result from epigenetic changes related to disruption of mitochondrial function...
September 1, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859286/persistence-of-risk-factors-associated-with-maternal-cardiovascular-disease-following-aberrant-inflammation-in-rat-pregnancy
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Takafumi Ushida, Shannyn K Macdonald-Goodfellow, Allegra Quadri, M Yat Tse, Louise M Winn, Stephen C Pang, Michael A Adams, Tomomi Kotani, Fumitaka Kikkawa, Charles H Graham
Introduction: Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased risk of subsequent cardiovascular and metabolic disease in the affected mothers. While aberrant inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia, it is unclear whether maternal inflammation contributes to the increased risk of disease. Here, we determined the effect of aberrant inflammation in pregnancy on cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk factors. Methods: Wistar rats were administered low doses of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on gestational days (GD) 13...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855099/epigenetics-in-chronic-liver-disease
#14
REVIEW
Marie Boyle, Jelena Mann
Elucidation of the fundamental epigenetic mechanisms governing gene expression and cellular phenotype in the past decade has provided novel insights into the epigenetic modulation of chronic liver disease. While genetic factors are undoubtedly important, the opportunity afforded by exploitation of the "fine-tuning" epigenetic mechanisms promises to drive forward an unprecedented advance in precision medicine within hepatology. The current challenges remain to improve diagnostics, prognostics and develop personalised therapy...
August 27, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854942/the-biology-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-implications-for-genomic-and-immune-therapies
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REVIEW
Galina Khemlina, Sadakatsu Ikeda, Razelle Kurzrock
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer, is a leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. It is highly refractory to most systemic therapies. Recently, significant progress has been made in uncovering genomic alterations in HCC, including potentially targetable aberrations. The most common molecular anomalies in this malignancy are mutations in the TERT promoter, TP53, CTNNB1, AXIN1, ARID1A, CDKN2A and CCND1 genes. PTEN loss at the protein level is also frequent. Genomic portfolios stratify by risk factors as follows: (i) CTNNB1 with alcoholic cirrhosis; and (ii) TP53 with hepatitis B virus-induced cirrhosis...
August 30, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847033/epigenetics-in-liver-fibrosis
#16
Veronica Massey, Joaquin Cabezas, Ramon Bataller
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August 2017: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843785/hif-1%C3%AE-coordinates-epigenetic-activation-of-siah1-in-hepatocytes-in-response-to-nutritional-stress
#17
Zhiwen Fan, Zilong Li, Yuyu Yang, Shuai Liu, Junli Guo, Yong Xu
Hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF-1α) regulates a diverse range of pathophysiological processes. It has been demonstrated previously that HIF-1α plays a role in the pathogenesis of steatosis mediating the effects of excessive nutritional insults. In the present study we investigated the role of HIF-1α in trans‑activating the seven in absentia homolog 1 (SIAH1) gene and the underlying mechanism. We report that in response to nutritional stress, SIAH1 expression was up-regulated in the liver in mice and in cultured hepatocytes...
August 24, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840938/loss-of-hdac3-in-osteoprogenitors-increases-bone-expression-of-osteoprotegerin-improving-systemic-insulin-sensitivity
#18
Meghan E McGee-Lawrence, Jessica L Pierce, Kanglun Yu, Natasha R Culpepper, Elizabeth W Bradley, Jennifer J Westendorf
Type 2 diabetes is an emerging global health epidemic. Foundations for new therapies are arising from understanding interactions between body systems. Bone-derived factors that reduce RANKL (receptor activator of NF-kappa B ligand) signaling in the liver may prevent insulin resistance and the onset of type 2 diabetes. Here we demonstrate that deletion of the epigenetic regulator, Hdac3, in Osx1-expressing osteoprogenitors prevents insulin resistance induced by high fat diet by increasing serum and skeletal gene expression levels of osteoprotegerin (Opg), a natural inhibitor of RANKL signaling...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840784/indirect-regulation-of-cyp2c19-gene-expression-via-dna-methylation
#19
Kathryn Elisa Burns, Phillip Shepherd, Graeme Finlay, Malcolm Drummond Tingle, Nuala Ann Helsby
Despite speculation that the CYP2C19 gene may contain CpG islands, there has been little direct assessment of the role for epigenetics in the regulation of this pharmacogene. The effect of 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5azaDC), a DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, and trichostatin A (TSA), an inhibitor of histone deacetylases, on the expression of CYP2C19 and five of its known transcription factors (TF) has been assessed in cell lines derived from neoplastic liver and intestine. CYP2C19 mRNA was substantially up-regulated (>18-fold) after treatment with 5azaDC despite the fact that the two intronic CpG islands in this gene remained substantially methylated (>50%)...
August 25, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835003/regulation-of-pharmacogene-expression-by-microrna-in-the-cancer-genome-atlas-tcga-research-network
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Nayoung Han, Yun-Kyoung Song, Gilbert J Burckart, Eunhee Ji, In-Wha Kim, Jung Mi Oh
Individual differences in drug responses are associated with genetic and epigenetic variability of pharmacogene expression. We aimed to identify the relevant miRNAs which regulate pharmacogenes associated with drug responses. The miRNA and mRNA expression profiles derived from data for normal and solid tumor tissues in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network. Predicted miRNAs targeted to pharmacogenes were identified using publicly available databases. A total of 95 pharmacogenes were selected from cholangiocarcinoma and colon adenocarcinoma, as well as kidney renal clear cell, liver hepatocellular, and lung squamous cell carcinomas...
September 1, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
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