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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648900/tet-catalyzed-5-hydroxymethylation-precedes-hnf4a-promoter-choice-during-differentiation-of-bipotent-liver-progenitors
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Pierre-Benoit Ancey, Szilvia Ecsedi, Marie-Pierre Lambert, Fazlur Rahman Talukdar, Marie-Pierre Cros, Denise Glaise, Diana Maria Narvaez, Veronique Chauvet, Zdenko Herceg, Anne Corlu, Hector Hernandez-Vargas
Understanding the processes that govern liver progenitor cell differentiation has important implications for the design of strategies targeting chronic liver diseases, whereby regeneration of liver tissue is critical. Although DNA methylation (5mC) and hydroxymethylation (5hmC) are highly dynamic during early embryonic development, less is known about their roles at later stages of differentiation. Using an in vitro model of hepatocyte differentiation, we show here that 5hmC precedes the expression of promoter 1 (P1)-dependent isoforms of HNF4A, a master transcription factor of hepatocyte identity...
June 19, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645561/boris-up-regulates-oct4-via-histone-methylation-to-promote-cancer-stem-cell-like-properties-in-human-liver-cancer-cells
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Qiuying Liu, Kefei Chen, Zhongjian Liu, Yuan Huang, Rongce Zhao, Ling Wei, Xiaoqin Yu, Jingyang He, Jun Liu, Jianguo Qi, Yang Qin, Bo Li
Accumulating evidence has revealed the importance of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in chemoresistance and recurrence. BORIS, a testes-specific CTCF paralog, has been shown to be associated with stemness traits of embryonic cancer cells and epithelial CSCs. We previously reported that BORIS is correlated with the expression of the CSC marker CD90 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). These results encourage us to wonder whether BORIS exerts functions on CSC-like traits of human liver cancer cells. Here, we report that BORIS was enriched in HCC tissues...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642978/ectopic-delivery-of-mir-200c-diminishes-hepatitis-c-virus-infectivity-through-transcriptional-and-translational-repression-of-occludin
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Dalia S Elhelw, Sarah E Riad, Heba Shawer, Nada El-Ekiaby, Ayman Salah, Abdelrahman Zekri, Asma Amleh, Gamal Esmat, Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
Occludin (OCLN) is an essential factor for HCV entry through interacting with other surface receptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the epigenetic regulation of Occludin expression and to study its impact on viral infectivity. microRNAs expression was assessed using qRT-PCR, while OCLN protein expression was investigated by indirect immunofluorescence and Western blotting. Viral infectivity was assessed by measuring viral-load using qRT-PCR. In silico analysis predicted that miR-200c targeted the OCLN 3'UTR, which was further experimentally confirmed...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625218/the-response-of-male-and-female-rats-to-a-high-fructose-diet-during-adolescence-following-early-administration-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-aqueous-calyx-extracts
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K G Ibrahim, E Chivandi, F B O Mojiminiyi, K H Erlwanger
Metabolic syndrome is linked to the consumption of fructose-rich diets. Nutritional and pharmacological interventions perinatally can cause epigenetic changes that programme an individual to predispose or protect them from the development of metabolic diseases later. Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) reportedly has anti-obesity and hypocholesterolaemic properties in adults. We investigated the impact of neonatal intake of HS on the programming of metabolism by fructose. A total of 85 4-day-old Sprague Dawley rats were divided randomly into three groups...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625020/methylation-of-the-ribosomal-rna-gene-promoter-is-associated-with-aging-and-age-related-decline
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Patrizia D'Aquila, Alberto Montesanto, Maurizio Mandalà, Sabrina Garasto, Vincenzo Mari, Andrea Corsonello, Dina Bellizzi, Giuseppe Passarino
The transcription of ribosomal RNA genes (rDNA) is subject to epigenetic regulation, as it is abrogated by the methylation of CpG dinucleotides within their promoter region. Here, we investigated, through Sequenom platform, the age-related methylation status of the CpG island falling into the rDNA promoter in 472 blood samples from 20- to 105-year-old humans and in different tissues (blood, heart, liver, kidney, and testis) of 15 rats 3-96 weeks old. In humans, we did not find a consistently significant correlation between CpG site methylation and chronological age...
June 17, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624579/epigenome-wide-association-study-identifies-methylation-sites-associated-with-liver-enzymes-and-hepatic-steatosis
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Jana Nano, Mohsen Ghanbari, Wenshi Wang, Paul S de Vries, Klodian Dhana, Taulant Muka, André G Uitterlinden, Joyce B J van Meurs, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Qiuwei Pan, Sarwa Darwish Murad, Abbas Dehghan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Epigenetic mechanisms might be involved in the regulation of liver enzyme level. We aimed to identify CpG sites at which DNA methylation levels are associated with blood levels of liver enzymes and hepatic steatosis. METHODS: We conducted an epigenome-wide association study in whole blood for liver enzymes levels including gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), among a discovery set of 731 participants of the Rotterdam Study and sought replication in a non-overlapping sample of 719 individuals...
June 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613268/vitamin-e-modifies-high-fat-diet-induced-increase-of-dna-strand-breaks-and-changes-in-expression-and-dna-methylation-of-dnmt1-and-mlh1-in-c57bl-6j-male-mice
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Marlene Remely, Franziska Ferk, Sonja Sterneder, Tahereh Setayesh, Tatjana Kepcija, Sylvia Roth, Rahil Noorizadeh, Martina Greunz, Irene Rebhan, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Siegfried Knasmüller, Alexander Haslberger
Obesity is associated with low-grade inflammation, increased ROS production and DNA damage. Supplementation with antioxidants might ameliorate DNA damage and support epigenetic regulation of DNA repair. C57BL/6J male mice were fed a high-fat (HFD) or a control diet (CD) with and without vitamin E supplementation (4.5 mg/kg body weight (b.w.)) for four months. DNA damage, DNA promoter methylation and gene expression of Dnmt1 and a DNA repair gene (MLH1) were assayed in liver and colon. The HFD resulted in organ specific changes in DNA damage, the epigenetically important Dnmt1 gene, and the DNA repair gene MLH1...
June 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612750/genetic-and-epigenetic-profile-of-patients-with-alcoholic-liver-disease
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Luigi Boccuto, Ludovico Abenavoli
Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is a definition encompassing a spectrum of disorders ranging from simple steatosis to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Excessive alcohol consumption triggers a series of metabolic reactions that affect the liver by inducing lipogenesis, increasing oxidative stress, and causing abnormal inflammatory responses. The metabolic pathways regulating lipids, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and immune system are closely related and in some cases cross-regulate each other. Therefore, it must be taken into account that major genetic and epigenetic abnormalities affecting enzymes involved in one of such pathways can play a pivotal role in ALD pathogenesis...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611266/retinoid-x-receptor-%C3%AE-dependent-hbv-minichromosome-remodeling-and-viral-replication
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Yan Zhang, Song He, Jin-Jun Guo, Hong Peng, Jia-Hao Fan, Qing-Ling Li
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The HBV covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) is organized into a minichromosome in the nuclei of infected hepatocytes through interactions with histone and nonhistone proteins. Retinoid X receptor α (RXRα), a liver-enriched nuclear receptor, participates in regulation of HBV replication and transcription through modulation of HBV enhancer 1 and core promoter activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study investigated RXRα involvement in HBV cccDNA epigenetic modifications...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603042/mephedrone-exposure-in-adolescent-rats-alters-the-rewarding-effect-of-morphine-in-adults
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Listos Joanna, Talarek Sylwia, Gryzinska Magdalena, Listos Piotr, Kedzierska Ewa, Orzelska-Gorka Jolanta, Dylewska Malgorzata, Lupina Malgorzata, Jolanta H Kotlinska
An increasing number of data show that exposure to mephedrone in adolescence can have long-lasting implication on brain activity and on peripheral organs/tissues. The aim of this study was to investigate whether adolescent exposure to mephedrone (10mg/kg, i.p.) has influence upon the rewarding effect of morphine (5mg/kg, i.p.) in adult rats. Thus, the adolescent rats (on the 30th PND) were treated with mephedrone for 7 consecutive days. When the animals were adult (on the 60th PND) the morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) test was performed...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598821/overexpression-of-centromere-protein-k-cenp-k-gene-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-promote-cell-proliferation-by-activating-akt-tp53-signal-pathway
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Haiyan Wang, Weilong Liu, Lei Liu, Chi Wu, Weigang Wu, Juan Zheng, Mingxia Zhang, Xinchun Chen, Boping Zhou, Zhiliang Gao, Jian Huang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the high-incidence malignant tumors with very poor prognosis. Identification of potential oncogenes is critical to discovering novel therapeutic targets for many cancers, including HCC. In our previous studies, using microarray technology, we conformed that CENP-K was overexpressed in HCCs. However, whether the overexpression of CENP-K contributes to hepatocarcinogenesis remains unclear. In this study, we found that CENP-K was significantly up-regulated in 60% (63 of 105) of HCC specimens at the mRNA level compared to adjacent non-cancerous liver specimens, as determined by RT-qPCR...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593184/epigenetics-and-liver-fibrosis
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Eva Moran-Salvador, Jelena Mann
Liver fibrosis arises because prolonged injury combined with excessive scar deposition within hepatic parenchyma arising from overactive wound healing response mediated by activated myofibroblasts. Fibrosis is the common end point for any type of chronic liver injury including alcoholic liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, and cholestatic liver diseases. Although genetic influences are important, it is epigenetic mechanisms that have been shown to orchestrate many aspects of fibrogenesis in the liver...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592717/hypomethylated-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme2-q1-ube2q1-gene-promoter-in-the-serum-is-a-promising-biomarker-for-hepatitis-b-virus-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Na Hu, Xiao-Peng Fan, Yu-Chen Fan, Long-Yan Chen, Chen-Yang Qiao, Li-Yan Han, Kai Wang
Aberrant DNA methylation, which can be detected in circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA), is one of the major epigenetic alterations in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). UBE2Q1, a putative member of the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme family, might play substantial roles in tumorigenesis. However, the methylation status of the UBE2Q1 gene in HCC remains unknown. We aimed to determine the methylation status of the UBE2Q1 gene promoter and to evaluate its potential clinical significance for HCC detection. The methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP) assay was used to detect the UBE2Q1 gene methylation status in serum samples from 80 patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC, 40 patients with liver cirrhosis (LC), 40 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), and 20 healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590037/epigenetic-effects-of-an-adenosine-derivative-in-a-wistar-rat-model-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Jesús Rafael Rodríguez-Aguilera, Carlos Guerrero-Hernández, Rosario Pérez-Molina, Carla Elizabeth Cadena-Del-Castillo, Rebeca Pérez-Cabeza de Vaca, Nuria Guerrero-Celis, Mariana Domínguez-López, Adrián Rafael Murillo-de-Ozores, Rodrigo Arzate-Mejía, Félix Recillas-Targa, Victoria Chagoya de Sánchez
The pathological characteristic of cirrhosis is scarring which results in a structurally distorted and dysfunctional liver. Previously, we demonstrated that Col1a1 and Pparg genes are deregulated in CCl4 -induced cirrhosis but their normal expression levels are recovered upon treatment with IFC-305, an adenosine derivative. We observed that adenosine was able to modulate S-adenosylmethionine-dependent trans-methylation reactions, and recently, we found that IFC-305 modulates HDAC3 expression. Here, we investigated whether epigenetic mechanisms, involving DNA methylation processes and histone acetylation, could explain the re-establishment of gene expression mediated by IFC-305 in cirrhosis...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589491/synthesis-and-characterization-of-novel-bmi1-inhibitors-targeting-cellular-self-renewal-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Monica Bartucci, Mohamed S Hussein, Eric Huselid, Kathleen Flaherty, Michele Patrizii, Saurabh V Laddha, Cindy Kui, Rachel A Bigos, John A Gilleran, Mervat M S El Ansary, Mona A M Awad, S David Kimball, David J Augeri, Hatem E Sabaawy
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents one of the most lethal cancers worldwide due to therapy resistance and disease recurrence. Tumor relapse following treatment could be driven by the persistence of liver cancer stem-like cells (CSCs). The protein BMI1 is a member of the polycomb epigenetic factors governing cellular self-renewal, proliferation, and stemness maintenance. BMI1 expression also correlates with poor patient survival in various cancer types. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to elucidate the extent to which BMI1 can be used as a potential therapeutic target for CSC eradication in HCC...
June 6, 2017: Targeted Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588884/distinctive-hla-ii-association-with-primary-biliary-cholangitis-on-the-island-of-sardinia
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Maria Grazia Clemente, Fulvia Frau, Matilde Bernasconi, Maria Doloretta Macis, Lucia Cicotto, Giampaolo Pilleri, Stefano De Virgiliis, Paolo Castiglia, Patrizia Farci
BACKGROUND: The HLA DRB1*08 allele associated with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) among Caucasians is of low frequency in the Sardinian population. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to type a cohort of PBC patients from the island of Sardinia for HLA class II antigens. METHODS: Twenty Sardinian patients affected by PBC, 14 with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and 89 healthy controls (HCs) were typed for HLA class II alleles by dot-blot analysis...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583088/uncovering-the-transcriptomic-and-epigenomic-landscape-of-nicotinic-receptor-genes-in-non-neuronal-tissues
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Bo Zhang, Pamela Madden, Junchen Gu, Xiaoyun Xing, Savita Sankar, Jennifer Flynn, Kristen Kroll, Ting Wang
BACKGROUND: Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) play an important role in cellular physiology and human nicotine dependence, and are closely associated with many human diseases including cancer. For example, previous studies suggest that nAChRs can re-wire gene regulatory networks in lung cancer cell lines. However, the tissue specificity of nAChRs genes and their regulation remain unexplored. RESULT: In this study, we integrated data from multiple large genomic consortiums, including ENCODE, Roadmap Epigenomics, GTEx, and FANTOM, to define the transcriptomic and epigenomic landscape of all nicotinic receptor genes across many different human tissues and cell types...
June 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580850/-advances-in-the-pathogenesis-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Alajos Pár, Gabriella Pár
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome, and the most common liver disease. Its more aggressive form is the non alcoholic steatohepatitis. Multiple genetic and environmental factors lead to the accumulation of triglicerides and the inflammatory cascade. High fat diet, obesity, adipocyte dysfunction with cytokine production, insulin resistance and increased lipolysis with free fatty acid flux into the liver - all are the drivers of liver cell injury. Activation of inflammasome by damage- or pathogen-associated molecular patterns results in "steril inflammation" and immune response, while the hepatic stellate cells and progenitor cells lead to fibrogenesis...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580279/brown-adipose-tissue-bat-specific-vaspin-expression-is-increased-after-obesogenic-diets-and-cold-exposure-and-linked-to-acute-changes-in-dna-methylation
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Juliane Weiner, Kerstin Rohde, Kerstin Krause, Konstanze Zieger, Nora Klöting, Susan Kralisch, Peter Kovacs, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Yvonne Böttcher, John T Heiker
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have demonstrated anti-diabetic and anti-obesogenic properties of visceral adipose tissue-derived serine protease inhibitor (vaspin) and so evoked its potential use for treatment of obesity-related diseases. The aim of the study was to unravel physiological regulators of vaspin expression and secretion with a particular focus on its role in brown adipose tissue (BAT) biology. METHODS: We analyzed the effects of obesogenic diets and cold exposure on vaspin expression in liver and white and brown adipose tissue (AT) and plasma levels...
June 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580121/a-2-aza-cope-reactivity-based-platform-for-ratiometric-fluorescence-imaging-of-formaldehyde-in-living-cells
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Thomas F Brewer, Guillermo Burgos-Barragan, Niek Wit, Ketan J Patel, Christopher J Chang
Formaldehyde (FA) is a major reactive carbonyl species (RCS) that is naturally produced in living systems through a diverse array of cellular pathways that span from epigenetic regulation to the metabolic processing of endogenous metabolites. At the same time, however, aberrant elevations in FA levels contribute to pathologies ranging from cancer and diabetes to heart, liver, and neurodegenerative diseases. Disentangling the complex interplay between FA physiology and pathology motivates the development of chemical tools that can enable the selective detection of this RCS in biological environments with spatial and temporal fidelity...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Science
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