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Lin Shan, Xing Zhou, Xinhua Liu, Yue Wang, Dongxue Su, Yongqiang Hou, Na Yu, Chao Yang, Beibei Liu, Jie Gao, Yang Duan, Jianguo Yang, Wanjin Li, Jing Liang, Luyang Sun, Kexin Chen, Chenghao Xuan, Lei Shi, Yan Wang, Yongfeng Shang
Although clinically associated with severe developmental defects, the biological function of FOXK2 remains poorly explored. Here we report that FOXK2 interacts with transcription corepressor complexes NCoR/SMRT, SIN3A, NuRD, and REST/CoREST to repress a cohort of genes including HIF1β and EZH2 and to regulate several signaling pathways including the hypoxic response. We show that FOXK2 inhibits the proliferation and invasion of breast cancer cells and suppresses the growth and metastasis of breast cancer. Interestingly, FOXK2 is transactivated by ERα and transrepressed via reciprocal successive feedback by HIF1β/EZH2...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
Delphine Duteil, Milica Tosic, Franziska Lausecker, Hatice Z Nenseth, Judith M Müller, Sylvia Urban, Dominica Willmann, Kerstin Petroll, Nadia Messaddeq, Laura Arrigoni, Thomas Manke, Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld, Jens C Brüning, Vyacheslav Zagoriy, Michael Meret, Jörn Dengjel, Toufike Kanouni, Roland Schüle
Previous work indicated that lysine-specific demethylase 1 (Lsd1) can positively regulate the oxidative and thermogenic capacities of white and beige adipocytes. Here we investigate the role of Lsd1 in brown adipose tissue (BAT) and find that BAT-selective Lsd1 ablation induces a shift from oxidative to glycolytic metabolism. This shift is associated with downregulation of BAT-specific and upregulation of white adipose tissue (WAT)-selective gene expression. This results in the accumulation of di- and triacylglycerides and culminates in a profound whitening of BAT in aged Lsd1-deficient mice...
October 18, 2016: Cell Reports
Christina R Tyler, Matthew T Labrecque, Elizabeth R Solomon, Xun Guo, Andrea M Allan
Exposure to arsenic, a common environmental toxin found in drinking water, leads to a host of neurological pathologies. We have previously demonstrated that developmental exposure to a low level of arsenic (50ppb) alters epigenetic processes that underlie deficits in adult hippocampal neurogenesis leading to aberrant behavior. It is unclear if arsenic impacts the programming and regulation of embryonic neurogenesis during development when exposure occurs. The master negative regulator of neural-lineage, REST/NRSF, controls the precise timing of fate specification and differentiation of neural stem cells (NSCs)...
October 14, 2016: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
A Silvina Nacht, Miguel Beato, Guillermo P Vicent
How genes are repressed by steroid hormones remains a matter of debate and several indirect mechanisms have been proposed. We found that the ligand-activated progesterone receptor (PR) recruits to the promoter of down-regulated genes a repressor complex composed of HP1γ, the lysine demethylase LSD1, histone deacetylases, coREST, the RNA SRA and the ATPase BRG1. BRG1 is needed for chromatin remodeling and facilitates the deposition of linker histone variant H1.2, which compacts chromatin and hinders RNA polymerase loading and transcription...
October 4, 2016: Transcription
Musteyde Yucebas, Sunde Yilmaz Susluer, Hasan Onur Caglar, Tugce Balci, Z Ozlem Dogan Sigva, Taner Akalin, Nezih Oktar, Tayfun Dalbasti, Cigir Biray Avci, Cumhur Gunduz
PURPOSE: The repressor element 1 (RE-1) silencing transcription factor (REST) is a transcription factor which represses the expression of neuronal differentiation-related genes including SYN1 gene. CoREST, encoded by RCOR1 gene, binds to the REST protein for remodeling of chromatin structure. Although there is a relation among REST, RCOR1, and SYN1 genes, the role of these genes in glioma tumors is still unclear. In this study, expressions of REST, RCOR1, and SYN1 genes were detected in primary cultures derived from tumor samples of diffuse astrocytoma (DA), anaplastic oligodendroglioma (AO), and glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cases...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Yidi Guo, Xueqi Fu, Bo Huo, Yongsen Wang, Jing Sun, Lingyuan Meng, Tian Hao, Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, Xin Hu
The dynamic and reversed expression of GATA1 and GATA2 are essential for proper erythroid differentiation. Our previous work demonstrates that LSD1, a histone H3K4 demethylase, represses GATA2 expression at late stage of erythroid differentiation. K562 and MEL cells were used and cultured in Roswell Park Memorial Institute-1640 medium (RPMI) and Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM), respectively. Western blot assay was used to examine the GATA1, GATA2, TAL1, HDAC1, HDAC2, CoREST and β-actin protein. The immunoprecipitation assay and GST pull-down assay were employed to detect the precipitated protein complexes and investigate the interaction between the proteins...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Marcela A Bennesch, Gregory Segala, Diana Wider, Didier Picard
The estrogen receptor α (ERα) is a transcription factor that can be directly activated by estrogen or indirectly by other signaling pathways. We previously reported that activation of the unliganded ERα by cAMP is mediated by phosphorylation of the transcriptional coactivator CARM1 by protein kinase A (PKA), allowing CARM1 to bind ERα directly. This being insufficient by itself to activate ERα, we looked for additional factors and identified the histone H3 demethylase LSD1 as a substrate of PKA and an important mediator of this signaling crosstalk as well as of the response to estrogen...
June 20, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
Alexander Hirschi, William J Martin, Zigmund Luka, Lioudmila V Loukachevitch, Nicholas J Reiter
Lysine-specific histone demethylase 1 (LSD1) is an essential epigenetic regulator in metazoans and requires the co-repressor element-1 silencing transcription factor (CoREST) to efficiently catalyze the removal of mono- and dimethyl functional groups from histone 3 at lysine positions 4 and 9 (H3K4/9). LSD1 interacts with over 60 regulatory proteins and also associates with lncRNAs (TERRA, HOTAIR), suggesting a regulatory role for RNA in LSD1 function. We report that a stacked, intramolecular G-quadruplex (GQ) forming TERRA RNA (GG[UUAGGG]8UUA) binds tightly to the functional LSD1-CoREST complex (Kd ≈ 96 nM), in contrast to a single GQ RNA unit ([UUAGGG]4U), a GQ DNA ([TTAGGG]4T), or an unstructured single-stranded RNA...
August 2016: RNA
Fengqi Nie, Xiang Yu, Mingde Huang, Yunfei Wang, Min Xie, Hongwei Ma, Zhaoxia Wang, Wei De, Ming Sun
Recently, long noncoding RNAs have been emerged as critical regulators of human disease and prognostic markers in several cancers, including gastric cancer. In this study, we globally assessed the transcriptomic differences of lncRNAs in gastric cancer using publicly available microarray data from Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) and identified an oncogenetic lncRNA ZFAS1, which may promote gastric tumorigenesis. ZFAS1 has been found to be upregulated and function as oncogene in colorectal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma, but its expression pattern, biological function and underlying mechanism in gastric cancer is still undetermined...
May 26, 2016: Oncotarget
Cecilia I Lopez, Katherine E Saud, Rodrigo Aguilar, F Andrés Berndt, José Cánovas, Martín Montecino, Manuel Kukuljan
The development of the cerebral cortex is a dynamic and coordinated process in which cell division, cell death, migration and differentiation must be highly regulated to acquire the final architecture and functional competence of the mature organ. Notch pathway is an important regulator of differentiation and it is essential to maintain neural stem cell (NSC) pool. Here we studied the role of epigenetic modulators such as lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) and its interactor CoREST in the regulation of the Notch pathway activity during the development of the cerebral cortex...
April 25, 2016: Developmental Neurobiology
Daniel Andrade, Matthew Velinder, Jason Singer, Luke Maese, Diana Bareyan, Hong Nguyen, Mahesh B Chandrasekharan, Helena Lucente, David McClellan, David Jones, Sunil Sharma, Fang Liu, Michael E Engel
Cell fate specification requires precise coordination of transcription factors and their regulators to achieve fidelity and flexibility in lineage allocation. The transcriptional repressor growth factor independence 1 (GFI1) is comprised of conserved Snail/Slug/Gfi1 (SNAG) and zinc finger motifs separated by a linker region poorly conserved with GFI1B, its closest homolog. Moreover, GFI1 and GFI1B coordinate distinct developmental fates in hematopoiesis, suggesting that their functional differences may derive from structures within their linkers...
May 15, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Seda Kilinc, Alyssa Savarino, Julie H Coleman, James E Schwob, Robert P Lane
Mammalian olfaction depends on the development of specialized olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) that each express one odorant receptor (OR) protein from a large family of OR genes encoded in the genome. The lysine-specific demethylase-1 (LSD1) protein removes activating H3K4 or silencing H3K9 methylation marks at gene promoters and is required for proper OR regulation. We show that LSD1 protein exhibits variable organization within nuclei of developing OSNs, and tends to consolidate into a single dominant compartment at the edges of chromocenters within nuclei of early post-mitotic cells of the mouse olfactory epithelium (MOE)...
July 2016: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
Suresh L Mehta, TaeHee Kim, Raghu Vemuganti
UNLABELLED: Ischemia induces extensive temporal changes in cerebral transcriptome that influences the neurologic outcome after stroke. In addition to protein-coding RNAs, many classes of noncoding RNAs, including long noncoding RNAs (LncRNAs), also undergo changes in the poststroke brain. We currently evaluated the functional significance of an LncRNA called Fos downstream transcript (FosDT) that is cogenic with Fos gene. Following transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in adult rats, expression of FosDT and Fos was induced...
December 16, 2015: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Roshana Thambyrajah, Milena Mazan, Rahima Patel, Victoria Moignard, Monika Stefanska, Elli Marinopoulou, Yaoyong Li, Christophe Lancrin, Thomas Clapes, Tarik Möröy, Catherine Robin, Crispin Miller, Shaun Cowley, Berthold Göttgens, Valerie Kouskoff, Georges Lacaud
In vertebrates, the first haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) with multi-lineage and long-term repopulating potential arise in the AGM (aorta-gonad-mesonephros) region. These HSCs are generated from a rare and transient subset of endothelial cells, called haemogenic endothelium (HE), through an endothelial-to-haematopoietic transition (EHT). Here, we establish the absolute requirement of the transcriptional repressors GFI1 and GFI1B (growth factor independence 1 and 1B) in this unique trans-differentiation process...
January 2016: Nature Cell Biology
Iftach Shaked, Richard N Hanna, Helena Shaked, Grzegorz Chodaczek, Heba N Nowyhed, George Tweet, Robert Tacke, Alp Bugra Basat, Zbigniew Mikulski, Susan Togher, Jacqueline Miller, Amy Blatchley, Shahram Salek-Ardakani, Martin Darvas, Minna U Kaikkonen, Graham D Thomas, Sonia Lai-Wing-Sun, Ayman Rezk, Amit Bar-Or, Christopher K Glass, Hozefa Bandukwala, Catherine C Hedrick
The molecular mechanisms that link the sympathetic stress response and inflammation remain obscure. Here we found that the transcription factor Nr4a1 regulated the production of norepinephrine (NE) in macrophages and thereby limited experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Lack of Nr4a1 in myeloid cells led to enhanced NE production, accelerated infiltration of leukocytes into the central nervous system (CNS) and disease exacerbation in vivo. In contrast, myeloid-specific deletion of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), the rate-limiting enzyme in catecholamine biosynthesis, protected mice against EAE...
December 2015: Nature Immunology
Julien Vandamme, Simone Sidoli, Luca Mariani, Carsten Friis, Jesper Christensen, Kristian Helin, Ole N Jensen, Anna Elisabetta Salcini
Genome-wide analyses in Caenorhabditis elegans show that post-translational modifications (PTMs) of histones are evolutionary conserved and distributed along functionally distinct genomic domains. However, a global profile of PTMs and their co-occurrence on the same histone tail has not been described in this organism. We used mass spectrometry based middle-down proteomics to analyze histone H3 N-terminal tails from C. elegans embryos for the presence, the relative abundance and the potential cross-talk of co-existing PTMs...
November 16, 2015: Nucleic Acids Research
Jonathan M Burg, Alan T Makhoul, Charles W Pemble, Jennifer E Link, Frederick J Heller, Dewey G McCafferty
A target with therapeutic potential, lysine-specific demethylase 1A (KDM1A) is a regulator of gene expression whose tower domain is a protein-protein interaction motif. This domain facilitates the interaction of KDM1A with coregulators and multiprotein complexes that direct its activity to nucleosomes. We describe the design and characterization of a chimeric 'towerless' KDM1A, termed nΔ150 KDM1AΔTower KDM1B chimera (chKDM1AΔTower), which incorporates a region from the paralog lysine-specific demethylase 1B (KDM1B)...
August 19, 2015: FEBS Letters
Julián Esteban Sáez, Andrea Verónica Gómez, Álvaro Patricio Barrios, Guillermo Eduardo Parada, Leopoldo Galdames, Marcela González, María Estela Andrés
CoREST (CoREST1, rcor1) transcriptional corepressor together with the histone demethylase LSD1 (KDM1A) and the histone deacetylases HDAC1/2 form LSD1-CoREST-HDAC (LCH) transcriptional complexes to regulate gene expression. CoREST1 belong to a family that also comprises CoREST2 (rcor2) and CoREST3 (rcor3). CoREST1 represses the expression of neuronal genes during neuronal differentiation. However, the role of paralogs CoREST2 and CoREST3 in this process is just starting to emerge. Here, we report the expression of all CoRESTs and partners LSD1 and HDAC1/2 in two models of neuronal differentiation: Nerve-Growth-Factor (NGF)-induced neuronal phenotype of PC12 cells, and in vitro maturation of embryonic rat cortical neurons...
2015: PloS One
Sang-Ah Kim, Nilanjana Chatterjee, Matthew J Jennings, Blaine Bartholomew, Song Tan
The promoter regions of active genes in the eukaryotic genome typically contain nucleosomes post-translationally modified with a trimethyl mark on histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4), while transcriptional enhancers are marked with monomethylated H3K4. The flavin-dependent monoamine oxidase LSD1 (lysine-specific demethylase 1, also known as KDM1) demethylates mono- and dimethylated H3K4 in peptide substrates, but requires the corepressor protein, CoREST, to demethylate nucleosome substrates. The molecular basis for how the LSD1/CoREST complex interacts with its physiological nucleosome substrate remains largely unknown...
May 26, 2015: Nucleic Acids Research
Briana R De Miranda, Katriana A Popichak, Sean L Hammond, Bryce A Jorgensen, Aaron T Phillips, Stephen Safe, Ronald B Tjalkens
NR4A family orphan nuclear receptors are an important class of transcription factors for development and homeostasis of dopaminergic neurons that also inhibit expression of inflammatory genes in glial cells. The identification of NR4A2 (Nurr1) as a suppressor of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-related neuroinflammatory genes in microglia and astrocytes suggests that this receptor could be a target for pharmacologic intervention in neurologic disease, but compounds that promote this activity are lacking. Selected diindolylmethane compounds (C-DIMs) have been shown to activate or inactivate nuclear receptors, including Nurr1, in cancer cells and also suppress astrocyte inflammatory signaling in vitro...
June 2015: Molecular Pharmacology
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