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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859411/dna-demethylation-pathways-additional-players-and-regulators
#1
Matthias Bochtler, Agnieszka Kolano, Guo-Liang Xu
DNA demethylation can occur passively by "dilution" of methylation marks by DNA replication, or actively and independently of DNA replication. Direct conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to cytosine (C), as originally proposed, does not occur. Instead, active DNA methylation involves oxidation of the methylated base by ten-eleven translocations (TETs), or deamination of the methylated or a nearby base by activation induced deaminase (AID). The modified nucleotide, possibly together with surrounding nucleotides, is then replaced by the BER pathway...
November 16, 2016: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853268/kin17-facilitates-multiple-double-strand-break-repair-pathways-that-govern-b-cell-class-switching
#2
Michael X Le, Dania Haddad, Alexanda K Ling, Conglei Li, Clare C So, Amit Chopra, Rui Hu, Jaime F Angulo, Jason Moffat, Alberto Martin
Class switch recombination (CSR) in B cells requires the timely repair of DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) that result from lesions produced by activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID). Through a genome-wide RNAi screen, we identified Kin17 as a gene potentially involved in the maintenance of CSR in murine B cells. In this study, we confirm a critical role for Kin17 in CSR independent of AID activity. Furthermore, we make evident that DSBs generated by AID or ionizing radiation require Kin17 for efficient repair and resolution...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835756/regulated-localization-of-an-aid-complex-with-e2a-pax5-and-irf4-at-the-igh-locus
#3
Jannek Hauser, Christine Grundström, Ramesh Kumar, Thomas Grundström
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is the key mutagenic enzyme that initiates somatic hypermutation (SH) and class switch recombination (CSR) by deaminating cytosine to uracil. The targeting of AID and therefore SH and CSR to Ig genes is a central process of the immune system, but the trans-acting factors mediating the specific targeting have remained elusive. Here we show that defective calmodulin inhibition of the transcription factor E2A after activation of the B cell receptor (BCR) leads to reduced BCR, IL4 plus CD40 ligand stimulated CSR to IgE and instead CSR to other Ig classes...
November 8, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813533/transgenic-mouse-model-of-igm-lymphoproliferative-disease-mimicking-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
#4
V S Tompkins, R Sompallae, T R Rosean, S Walsh, M Acevedo, A L Kovalchuk, S-S Han, X Jing, C Holman, J E Rehg, S Herms, J S Sunderland, H C Morse, S Janz
Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM) is a low-grade incurable immunoglobulin M(+) (IgM(+)) lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma for which a genetically engineered mouse model of de novo tumor development is lacking. On the basis of evidence that the pro-inflammatory cytokine, interleukin 6 (IL6), and the survival-enhancing oncoprotein, B cell leukemia 2 (BCL2), have critical roles in the natural history of WM, we hypothesized that the enforced expression of IL6 and BCL2 in mice unable to perform immunoglobulin class switch recombination may result in a lymphoproliferative disease that mimics WM...
November 4, 2016: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798611/directed-evolution-using-dcas9-targeted-somatic-hypermutation-in-mammalian-cells
#5
Gaelen T Hess, Laure Frésard, Kyuho Han, Cameron H Lee, Amy Li, Karlene A Cimprich, Stephen B Montgomery, Michael C Bassik
Engineering and study of protein function by directed evolution has been limited by the technical requirement to use global mutagenesis or introduce DNA libraries. Here, we develop CRISPR-X, a strategy to repurpose the somatic hypermutation machinery for protein engineering in situ. Using catalytically inactive dCas9 to recruit variants of cytidine deaminase (AID) with MS2-modified sgRNAs, we can specifically mutagenize endogenous targets with limited off-target damage. This generates diverse libraries of localized point mutations and can target multiple genomic locations simultaneously...
October 31, 2016: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796930/the-assessment-of-host-and-bacterial-proteins-in-sputum-from-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#6
Hsin-Chih Lai, Yu-Tze Horng, Pen-Fang Yeh, Jann-Yuan Wang, Chin-Chung Shu, Chia-Chen Lu, Jang-Jih Lu, Jen-Jyh Lee, Po-Chi Soo
Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The protein composition of sputum may reflect the immune status of the lung. This study aimed to evaluate the protein profiles in spontaneous sputum samples from patients with active pulmonary TB. Sputum samples were collected from patients with pulmonary TB and healthy controls. Western blotting was used to analyze the amount of interleukin 10 (IL-10), interferon-gamma (IFN-γ), IL-25, IL-17, perforin-1, urease, albumin, transferrin, lactoferrin, adenosine deaminase (also known as adenosine aminohydrolase, or ADA), ADA-2, granzyme B, granulysin, and caspase-1 in sputum...
November 2016: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777312/mbd4-facilitates-immunoglobulin-class-switch-recombination
#7
Fernando Grigera, Robert Wuerffel, Amy L Kenter
Immunoglobulin heavy chain class switch recombination (CSR) requires targeted formation of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in repetitive switch region elements followed by ligation between distal breaks. The introduction of DSBs is initiated by activation induced cytidine deaminase (AID) and requires base excision repair (BER) and mismatch repair (MMR). The BER enzyme, methyl CpG binding domain protein 4 (MBD4) has been linked to the MMR pathway through its interaction with MutL homologue 1 (MLH1). We find that when the Mbd4 exons 6-8 are deleted in a switching B cell line DSB formation is severely reduced and CSR frequency is impaired...
October 24, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723754/targeted-aid-mediated-mutagenesis-tam-enables-efficient-genomic-diversification-in-mammalian-cells
#8
Yunqing Ma, Jiayuan Zhang, Weijie Yin, Zhenchao Zhang, Yan Song, Xing Chang
A large number of genetic variants have been associated with human diseases. However, the lack of a genetic diversification approach has impeded our ability to interrogate functions of genetic variants in mammalian cells. Current screening methods can only be used to disrupt a gene or alter its expression. Here we report the fusion of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) with nuclease-inactive clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein 9 (dCas9) for efficient genetic diversification, which enabled high-throughput screening of functional variants...
October 10, 2016: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721128/a-single-intranasal-immunization-with-a-subunit-vaccine-formulation-induces-higher-mucosal-iga-production-than-live-respiratory-syncytial-virus
#9
Ravendra Garg, Michael Theaker, Elisa C Martinez, Sylvia van Drunen Littel-van den Hurk
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes serious respiratory illness in infants and elderly. RSV infection induces short-lived immunity, which leaves people prone to re-infection. In contrast, the RSV fusion (F) protein formulated with a novel adjuvant (∆F/TriAdj) elicits long term protective immunity. A comparison of RSV-immunized mice to mice vaccinated with a single dose of ∆F/TriAdj showed no difference in IgG1 and IgG2a production; however, local IgA secreting memory B cell development and B cell IgA production were significantly lower in RSV vaccinated mice than in ∆F/TriAdj-immunized mice...
October 6, 2016: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716525/activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-mutant-aid-his130pro-from-hyper-igm-2-patient-retained-mutagenic-activity-on-shm-artificial-substrate
#10
Hanen Ouadani, Imen Ben-Mustapha, Meriem Ben-Ali, Beya Larguèche, Tihana Jovanic, Sylvie Garcia, Benoit Arcangioli, Houda Elloumi-Zghal, Dahmani Fathallah, Mongia Hachicha, Hatem Masmoudi, François Rougeon, Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche
Activation induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is an essential enzyme for class switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM) during secondary immune response. Mutations in the AICDA gene are responsible for Hyper IgM 2 syndrome where both CSR and SHM or only CSR are affected. Indeed, triggering either of the two mechanisms requires the DNA deamination activity of AID. Besides, different domains of AID may be differentially involved in CSR and SHM through their interaction with specific cofactors...
October 4, 2016: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701145/decreased-somatic-hypermutation-induces-an-impaired-peripheral-b-cell-tolerance-checkpoint
#11
Tineke Cantaert, Jean-Nicolas Schickel, Jason M Bannock, Yen-Shing Ng, Christopher Massad, Fabien R Delmotte, Natsuko Yamakawa, Salome Glauzy, Nicolas Chamberlain, Tuure Kinnunen, Laurence Menard, Aubert Lavoie, Jolan E Walter, Luigi D Notarangelo, Julie Bruneau, Waleed Al-Herz, Sara Sebnem Kilic, Hans D Ochs, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Mirjam van der Burg, Taco W Kuijpers, Sven Kracker, Hideo Kaneko, Yujin Sekinaka, Shigeaki Nonoyama, Anne Durandy, Eric Meffre
Patients with mutations in AICDA, which encodes activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID), display an impaired peripheral B cell tolerance. AID mediates class-switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM) in B cells, but the mechanism by which AID prevents the accumulation of autoreactive B cells in blood is unclear. Here, we analyzed B cell tolerance in AID-deficient patients, patients with autosomal dominant AID mutations (AD-AID), asymptomatic AICDA heterozygotes (AID+/-), and patients with uracil N-glycosylase (UNG) deficiency, which impairs CSR but not SHM...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701075/a-double-strand-break-can-trigger-immunoglobulin-gene-conversion
#12
Giulia Bastianello, Hiroshi Arakawa
All three B cell-specific activities of the immunoglobulin (Ig) gene re-modeling system-gene conversion, somatic hypermutation and class switch recombination-require activation-induced deaminase (AID). AID-induced DNA lesions must be further processed and dissected into different DNA recombination pathways. In order to characterize potential intermediates for Ig gene conversion, we inserted an I-SceI recognition site into the complementarity determining region 1 (CDR1) of the Ig light chain locus of the AID knockout DT40 cell line, and conditionally expressed I-SceI endonuclease...
October 3, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697833/ung-protects-b-cells-from-aid-induced-telomere-loss
#13
Elena M Cortizas, Astrid Zahn, Shiva Safavi, Joseph A Reed, Francisco Vega, Javier M Di Noia, Ramiro E Verdun
Activation-induced deaminase (AID) initiates antibody gene diversification by creating G:U mismatches in the immunoglobulin loci. However, AID also deaminates nonimmunoglobulin genes, and failure to faithfully repair these off-target lesions can cause B cell lymphoma. In this study, we identify a mechanism by which processing of G:U produced by AID at the telomeres can eliminate B cells at risk of genomic instability. We show that telomeres are off-target substrates of AID and that B cell proliferation depends on protective repair by uracil-DNA glycosylase (UNG)...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689909/malaria-how-this-parasitic-infection-aids-and-abets-ebv-associated-burkitt-lymphomagenesis
#14
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Ann M Moormann, Jeffrey A Bailey
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is >90% EBV-associated when this pediatric cancer is diagnosed in regions heavily burden by endemic Plasmodium falciparum malaria and thus has been geographically classified as endemic BL. The incidence of endemic BL is 10-fold higher compared to BL diagnosed in non-malarious regions of the world. The other forms of BL have been classified as sporadic BL which contain EBV in ∼30% of cases and immunodeficiency BL which occurs in HIV-infected adults with ∼40% of tumors containing EBV...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652313/mutational-landscape-and-underlying-mutational-processes-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
S Kasar, J R Brown
Sequencing studies have been instrumental in understanding the genetic basis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Our recent whole-genome sequencing study focusing on lower cytogenetic risk CLL demonstrated that CLL mutations can be attributed to 3 key mutational processes-2 types of activation induced-cytidine deaminase (AID) signatures and an aging signature-that operate at different times throughout CLL evolution.
July 2016: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585283/functions-and-malfunctions-of-mammalian-dna-cytosine-deaminases
#16
Sachini U Siriwardena, Kang Chen, Ashok S Bhagwat
The AID/APOBEC family enzymes convert cytosines in single-stranded DNA to uracils, causing base substitutions and strand breaks. They are induced by cytokines produced during the body's inflammatory response to infections, and they help combat infections through diverse mechanisms. AID is essential for the maturation of antibodies and causes mutations and deletions in antibody genes through somatic hypermutation (SHM) and class-switch recombination (CSR) processes. One member of the APOBEC family, APOBEC1, edits mRNA for a protein involved in lipid transport...
September 1, 2016: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557932/the-emerging-role-of-estrogen-in-b-cell-malignancies
#17
Eleni-Eirini Ladikou, Eva Kassi
Increasing evidence implicates a role of estrogens in hematological malignancies. We reviewed current knowledge on the emerging role of estrogens and estrogen receptors in normal B-cell function, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma. Data support that (1) normal human peripheral blood cells (mononuclear cells, total lymphocytes, T as well as B lymphocytes, and NK cells) express both estrogen receptor subtypes (ERα and ERβ), (2) B-cell malignancies express mainly ERβ while selective ERβ agonists inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis, (3) estrogens regulate, via an ER-mediated pathway, gene expression of cyclins, kinases, bcl-2 proto-oncogene, activation-induced deaminase (AID), and transcription factors, associated with changes in BCR signaling and B cell tumorigenesis...
August 25, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541086/activation-induced-cytidine-deaminase-induces-dna-demethylation-of-pluripotency-genes-in-bovine-differentiated-cells
#18
Song-Yi Moon, Hye-Ju Eun, Sang-Ki Baek, Sang-Jin Jin, Tae-Suk Kim, Sung-Woo Kim, Hwan-Hoo Seong, In-Chul Choi, Joon-Hee Lee
Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) is the only enzyme that has been suggested as a putative DNA demethylase in mammals. However, very little is known about AID function as DNA demethylase of bovine differentiated cells toward pluripotent state. To investigate the effect of AID on DNA demethylation, bovine AID complementary DNAs were transfected into bovine differentiated cells, which were mostly methylated in the promoter regions of pluripotency genes. As a result, AID-transfected bovine cells started to transform into colonies at day 19 of transfection...
October 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27531558/erratum-to-regulation-of-activation-induced-deaminase-aid-by-estrogen
#19
Siim Pauklin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511439/cadmium-induced-immune-abnormality-is-a-key-pathogenic-event-in-human-and-rat-models-of-preeclampsia
#20
Qiong Zhang, Yinping Huang, Keke Zhang, Yanjun Huang, Yan Yan, Fan Wang, Jie Wu, Xiao Wang, Zhangye Xu, Yongtao Chen, Xue Cheng, Yong Li, Jinyu Jiao, Duyun Ye
With increased industrial development, cadmium is an increasingly important environmental pollutant. Studies have identified various adverse effects of cadmium on human beings. However, the relationships between cadmium pollution and the pathogenesis of preeclampsia remain elusive. The objective of this study is to explore the effects of cadmium on immune system among preeclamptic patients and rats. The results showed that the cadmium levels in the peripheral blood of preeclamptic patients were significantly higher than those observed in normal pregnancy...
November 2016: Environmental Pollution
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