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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071742/core-transcription-factors-micrornas-and-small-molecules-drive-transdifferentiation-of-human-fibroblasts-towards-the-cardiac-cell-lineage
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Nicolas Christoforou, Syandan Chakraborty, Robert D Kirkton, Andrew F Adler, Russell C Addis, Kam W Leong
Transdifferentiation has been described as a novel method for converting human fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells. Such an approach can produce differentiated cells to study physiology or pathophysiology, examine drug interactions or toxicities, and engineer cardiac tissues. Here we describe the transdifferentiation of human dermal fibroblasts towards the cardiac cell lineage via the induced expression of transcription factors GATA4, TBX5, MEF2C, MYOCD, NKX2-5, and delivery of microRNAs miR-1 and miR-133a...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057270/the-roles-of-t-box-genes-in-vertebrate-limb-development
#2
C J Sheeba, M P O Logan
Members of the T-box gene family have diverse roles during embryogenesis and many play critical roles in the developing limb. This is exemplified by the fact that, in humans, mutations in T-box genes are associated with several congenital syndromes that include limb defects as part of their characteristic spectrum of abnormalities. T-box genes encode for evolutionary conserved transcription factors that include both transcriptional activators and repressors. The hallmark of T-box gene members is the presence of the eponymous DNA-binding T-box domain...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057264/tbx5-a-key-regulator-of-heart-development
#3
J D Steimle, I P Moskowitz
TBX5 is a member of the T-box transcription factor family and is primarily known for its role in cardiac and forelimb development. Human patients with dominant mutations in TBX5 are characterized by Holt-Oram syndrome, and show defects of the cardiac septa, cardiac conduction system, and the anterior forelimb. The range of cardiac defects associated with TBX5 mutations in humans suggests multiple roles for the transcription factor in cardiac development and function. Animal models demonstrate similar defects and have provided a useful platform for investigating the roles of TBX5 during embryonic development...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033319/correction-foxf-genes-integrate-tbx5-and-hedgehog-pathways-in-the-second-heart-field-for-cardiac-septation
#4
Andrew D Hoffmann, Xinan Holly Yang, Ozanna Burnicka-Turek, Joshua D Bosman, Xiaomeng Ren, Linglin Xie, Jeffrey D Steimle, Steven A Vokes, Andrew P McMahon, Vladimir V Kalinichenko, Ivan P Moskowitz
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004604.].
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992425/tbx5-buffers-inherent-left-right-asymmetry-ensuring-symmetric-forelimb-formation
#5
Fatima A Sulaiman, Satoko Nishimoto, George R F Murphy, Anna Kucharska, Natalie C Butterfield, Ruth Newbury-Ecob, Malcolm P O Logan
The forelimbs and hindlimbs of vertebrates are bilaterally symmetric. The mechanisms that ensure symmetric limb formation are unknown but they can be disrupted in disease. In Holt-Oram Syndrome (HOS), caused by mutations in TBX5, affected individuals have left-biased upper/forelimb defects. We demonstrate a role for the transcription factor Tbx5 in ensuring the symmetric formation of the left and right forelimb. In our mouse model, bilateral hypomorphic levels of Tbx5 produces asymmetric forelimb defects that are consistently more severe in the left limb than the right, phenocopying the left-biased limb defects seen in HOS patients...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984724/disease-model-of-gata4-mutation-reveals-transcription-factor-cooperativity-in-human-cardiogenesis
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Yen-Sin Ang, Renee N Rivas, Alexandre J S Ribeiro, Rohith Srivas, Janell Rivera, Nicole R Stone, Karishma Pratt, Tamer M A Mohamed, Ji-Dong Fu, C Ian Spencer, Nathaniel D Tippens, Molong Li, Anil Narasimha, Ethan Radzinsky, Anita J Moon-Grady, Haiyuan Yu, Beth L Pruitt, Michael P Snyder, Deepak Srivastava
Mutation of highly conserved residues in transcription factors may affect protein-protein or protein-DNA interactions, leading to gene network dysregulation and human disease. Human mutations in GATA4, a cardiogenic transcription factor, cause cardiac septal defects and cardiomyopathy. Here, iPS-derived cardiomyocytes from subjects with a heterozygous GATA4-G296S missense mutation showed impaired contractility, calcium handling, and metabolic activity. In human cardiomyocytes, GATA4 broadly co-occupied cardiac enhancers with TBX5, another transcription factor that causes septal defects when mutated...
December 15, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958623/clinical-expression-of-holt-oram-syndrome-on-the-basis-of-own-clinical-experience-considering-prenatal-diagnosis
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Zofia Walencka, Aleksander Jamsheer, Piotr Surmiak, Małgorzata Baumert, Aleksandra Jezela-Stanek, Andrzej Witek, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Anna Latos-Bieleńska, Magdalena Socha, Anna Sowińska-Seidler
OBJECTIVES: Holt-Oram syndrome manifests with defects of upper limbs, pectoral girdle and cardiovascular system. The aim of this paper was to present complex clinical picture of the syndrome and its variable expression on the example of the family diagnosed genetically on the neonatal ward, after proband's prenatal examination. MARETIAL AND METHODS: Nine family members were tested for TBX5 gene mutation. RESULTS: Four of family members were diagnosed with Holt-Oram syndrome and five had correct genetic test results...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930352/mir-590-promotes-transdifferentiation-of-porcine-and-human-fibroblasts-toward-a-cardiomyocyte-like-fate-by-directly-repressing-specificity-protein-1
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Vivek P Singh, Megumi Mathison, Vivekkumar Patel, Deepthi Sanagasetti, Brian W Gibson, Jianchang Yang, Todd K Rosengart
BACKGROUND: Reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells represents a promising potential new therapy for treating heart disease, inducing significant improvements in postinfarct ventricular function in rodent models. Because reprogramming factors effective in transdifferentiating rodent cells are not sufficient to reprogram human cells, we sought to identify reprogramming factors potentially applicable to human studies. METHODS AND RESULTS: Lentivirus vectors expressing Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5 (GMT); Hand2 (H), Myocardin (My), or microRNA (miR)-590 were administered to rat, porcine, and human cardiac fibroblasts in vitro...
November 10, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910042/direct-cardiac-reprogramming-as-a-novel-therapeutic-strategy-for-treatment-of-myocardial-infarction
#9
Hong Ma, Li Wang, Jiandong Liu, Li Qian
Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocytes (iCMs) holds great promise as a novel therapy for the treatment of heart failure, a common and morbid disease that is usually caused by irreversible loss of functional cardiomyocytes (CMs). Recently, we and others showed that in a murine model of acute myocardial infarction, delivery of three transcription factors, Gata4, Mef2c, and Tbx5 converted endogenous cardiac fibroblasts into functional iCMs. These iCMs integrated electrically and mechanically with surrounding myocardium, resulting in a reduction in scar size and an improvement in heart function...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834668/chemical-enhancement-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-direct-cardiac-reprogramming
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Tamer M A Mohamed, Nicole R Stone, Emily C Berry, Ethan Radzinsky, Yu Huang, Karishma Pratt, Yen-Sin Ang, Pengzhi Yu, Haixia Wang, Shibing Tang, Sergey Magnitsky, Sheng Ding, Kathryn N Ivey, Deepak Srivastava
BACKGROUND: -Reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells (iCMs) in situ represents a promising strategy for cardiac regeneration. A combination of three cardiac transcription factors, Gata4, Mef2c and Tbx5 (GMT), can convert fibroblasts into iCMs, albeit with low efficiency in vitro METHODS: -We screened 5,500 compounds in primary cardiac fibroblasts to identify the pathways that can be modulated to enhance cardiomyocyte reprogramming. RESULTS: -We found that a combination of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β inhibitor SB431542 and the WNT inhibitor XAV939 increased reprogramming efficiency eight-fold when added to GMT-overexpressing cardiac fibroblasts...
November 10, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833996/expression-of-t-box-transcription-factors-2-4-and-5-is-decreased-in-the-branching-airway-mesenchyme-of-nitrofen-induced-hypoplastic-lungs
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Toshiaki Takahashi, Florian Friedmacher, Julia Zimmer, Prem Puri
PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypoplasia (PH), characterized by smaller lung size and reduced airway branching, remains a major therapeutic challenge in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). T-box transcription factors (Tbx) have been identified as key components of the gene network that regulates fetal lung development. Tbx2, Tbx4 and Tbx5 are expressed throughout the mesenchyme of the developing lung, regulating the process of lung branching morphogenesis. Furthermore, lungs of Tbx2-, Tbx4- and Tbx5-deficient mice are hypoplastic and exhibit decreased lung branching, similar to PH in human CDH...
November 11, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819261/sirt1-deacetylates-the-cardiac-transcription-factor-nkx2-5-and-inhibits-its-transcriptional-activity
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Xiaoqiang Tang, Han Ma, Lei Han, Wei Zheng, Yun-Biao Lu, Xiao-Feng Chen, Shu-Ting Liang, Gong-Hong Wei, Zhu-Qin Zhang, Hou-Zao Chen, De-Pei Liu
The homeodomain transcription factor Nkx2.5/Csx is critically essential for heart specification, morphogenesis, and homeostasis. Acetylation/deacetylation is important for the localization, stability and activation of transcription factors. It remains unknown how Nkx2.5 is deacetylated and how Nkx2.5 acetylation determines its activity. In this study, we provide evidence that the NAD(+)-dependent class III protein deacetylase SIRT1 deacetylates Nkx2.5 in cardiomyocytes and represses the transcriptional activity of Nkx2...
November 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818139/cited2-cooperates-with-isl1-and-promotes-cardiac-differentiation-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Ivette Pacheco-Leyva, Ana Catarina Matias, Daniel V Oliveira, João M A Santos, Rita Nascimento, Eduarda Guerreiro, Anna C Michell, Annebel M van De Vrugt, Gisela Machado-Oliveira, Guilherme Ferreira, Ibrahim Domian, José Bragança
The transcriptional regulator CITED2 is essential for heart development. Here, we investigated the role of CITED2 in the specification of cardiac cell fate from mouse embryonic stem cells (ESC). The overexpression of CITED2 in undifferentiated ESC was sufficient to promote cardiac cell emergence upon differentiation. Conversely, the depletion of Cited2 at the onset of differentiation resulted in a decline of ESC ability to generate cardiac cells. Moreover, loss of Cited2 expression impairs the expression of early mesoderm markers and cardiogenic transcription factors (Isl1, Gata4, Tbx5)...
December 13, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773576/in-situ-reprogramming-to-transdifferentiate-fibroblasts-into-cardiomyocytes-using-adenoviral-vectors-implications-for-clinical-myocardial-regeneration
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Megumi Mathison, Vivek P Singh, Maria J Chiuchiolo, Deepthi Sanagasetti, Yun Mao, Vivekkumar B Patel, Jianchang Yang, Stephen M Kaminsky, Ronald G Crystal, Todd K Rosengart
OBJECTIVE: The reprogramming of cardiac fibroblasts into induced cardiomyocyte-like cells improves ventricular function in myocardial infarction models. Only integrating persistent expression vectors have thus far been used to induce reprogramming, potentially limiting its clinical applicability. We therefore tested the reprogramming potential of nonintegrating, acute expression adenoviral (Ad) vectors. METHODS: Ad or lentivirus vectors encoding Gata4 (G), Mef2c (M), and Tbx5 (T) were validated in vitro...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722056/life-threatening-cardiac-episode-in-a-polish-patient-carrying-contiguous-gene-microdeletion-of-the-tbx5-and-the-tbx3-genes
#15
Katarzyna Iwanicka-Pronicka, Magdalena Socha, Maria Jędrzejowska, Małgorzata Krajewska-Walasek, Aleksander Jamsheer
Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS) features radial ray hypoplasia, heart defect and cardiac conduction impairment. Ulnar-mammary syndrome (UMS) characterizes congenital defects of the ulnar side of the upper limbs, underdevelopment of apocrine glands including hypoplasia and the dysfunction of mammary glands, hypogonadism and obesity. Inheritance of both conditions is autosomal dominant, mutations or deletions are found in the TBX5 and TBX3 gene, respectively. The Polish patient presented short stature, obesity, congenital malformation of the radial and ulnar side of the upper limbs, heart block, hypogonadism and dysmorphic features...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652283/a-novel-de-novo-tbx5-mutation-in-a-patient-with-holt-oram-syndrome-leading-to-a-dramatically-reduced-biological-function
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Martina Dreßen, Harald Lahm, Armin Lahm, Klaudia Wolf, Stefanie Doppler, Marcus-André Deutsch, Julie Cleuziou, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Patric Schön, Peter Ewert, Ivan Malcic, Rüdiger Lange, Markus Krane
BACKGROUND: The Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS) is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting 1/100.000 live births. It is defined by upper limb anomalies and congenital heart defects with variable severity. We describe a dramatic phenotype of a male, 15-month-old patient being investigated for strict diagnostic criteria of HOS. METHODS AND RESULTS: Genetic analysis revealed a so far unpublished TBX5 mutation, which occurs de novo in the patient with healthy parents. TBX5 belongs to the large family of T-box transcription factors playing major roles in morphogenesis and cell-type specification...
September 2016: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633992/emergence-of-dorsal-ventral-polarity-in-esc-derived-retinal-tissue
#17
Yuiko Hasegawa, Nozomu Takata, Satoru Okuda, Masako Kawada, Mototsugu Eiraku, Yoshiki Sasai
We previously demonstrated that mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC)-derived retinal epithelium self-forms an optic cup-like structure. In the developing retina, the dorsal and ventral sides differ in terms of local gene expression and morphological features. This aspect has not yet been shown in vitro Here, we demonstrate that mESC-derived retinal tissue spontaneously acquires polarity reminiscent of the dorsal-ventral (D-V) patterning of the embryonic retina. Tbx5 and Vax2 were expressed in a mutually exclusive manner, as seen in vivo Three-dimensional morphometric analysis showed that the in vitro-formed optic cup often contains cleft structures resembling the embryonic optic fissure...
November 1, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582060/pitx2-modulates-a-tbx5-dependent-gene-regulatory-network-to-maintain-atrial-rhythm
#18
Rangarajan D Nadadur, Michael T Broman, Bastiaan Boukens, Stefan R Mazurek, Xinan Yang, Malou van den Boogaard, Jenna Bekeny, Margaret Gadek, Tarsha Ward, Min Zhang, Yun Qiao, James F Martin, Christine E Seidman, Jon Seidman, Vincent Christoffels, Igor R Efimov, Elizabeth M McNally, Christopher R Weber, Ivan P Moskowitz
Cardiac rhythm is extremely robust, generating 2 billion contraction cycles during the average human life span. Transcriptional control of cardiac rhythm is poorly understood. We found that removal of the transcription factor gene Tbx5 from the adult mouse caused primary spontaneous and sustained atrial fibrillation (AF). Atrial cardiomyocytes from the Tbx5-mutant mice exhibited action potential abnormalities, including spontaneous depolarizations, which were rescued by chelating free calcium. We identified a multitiered transcriptional network that linked seven previously defined AF risk loci: TBX5 directly activated PITX2, and TBX5 and PITX2 antagonistically regulated membrane effector genes Scn5a, Gja1, Ryr2, Dsp, and Atp2a2 In addition, reduced Tbx5 dose by adult-specific haploinsufficiency caused decreased target gene expression, myocardial automaticity, and AF inducibility, which were all rescued by Pitx2 haploinsufficiency in mice...
August 31, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579918/meta-analysis-of-transcriptome-regulation-during-induction-to-cardiac-myocyte-fate-from-mouse-and-human-fibroblasts
#19
Shima Rastegar-Pouyani, Niusha Khazaei, Ping Wee, Moein Yaqubi, Abdulshakour Mohammadnia
Ectopic expression of a defined set of transcription factors (TFs) can directly convert fibroblasts into a cardiac myocyte cell fate. Beside inefficiency in generating induced cardiomyocytes (iCMs), the molecular mechanisms that regulate this process remained to be well defined. The main purpose of this study was to provide better insight on the transcriptome regulation and to introduce a new strategy for candidating TFs for the transdifferentiation process. Eight mouse and three human high quality microarray data sets were analyzed to find differentially expressed genes (DEGs), which we integrated with TF-binding sites and protein-protein interactions to construct gene regulatory and protein-protein interaction networks...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577874/fine-mapping-novel-loci-identification-and-snp-association-transferability-in-a-genome-wide-association-study-of-qrs-duration-in-african-americans
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Daniel S Evans, Christy L Avery, Mike A Nalls, Guo Li, John Barnard, Erin N Smith, Toshiko Tanaka, Anne M Butler, Sarah G Buxbaum, Alvaro Alonso, Dan E Arking, Gerald S Berenson, Joshua C Bis, Steven Buyske, Cara L Carty, Wei Chen, Mina K Chung, Steven R Cummings, Rajat Deo, Charles B Eaton, Ervin R Fox, Susan R Heckbert, Gerardo Heiss, Lucia A Hindorff, Wen-Chi Hsueh, Aaron Isaacs, Yalda Jamshidi, Kathleen F Kerr, Felix Liu, Yongmei Liu, Kurt K Lohman, Jared W Magnani, Joseph F Maher, Reena Mehra, Yan A Meng, Solomon K Musani, Christopher Newton-Cheh, Kari E North, Bruce M Psaty, Susan Redline, Jerome I Rotter, Renate B Schnabel, Nicholas J Schork, Ralph V Shohet, Andrew B Singleton, Jonathan D Smith, Elsayed Z Soliman, Sathanur R Srinivasan, Herman A Taylor, David R Van Wagoner, James G Wilson, Taylor Young, Zhu-Ming Zhang, Alan B Zonderman, Michele K Evans, Luigi Ferrucci, Sarah S Murray, Gregory J Tranah, Eric A Whitsel, Alex P Reiner, Nona Sotoodehnia
The electrocardiographic QRS duration, a measure of ventricular depolarization and conduction, is associated with cardiovascular mortality. While genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with QRS duration at 22 loci among those of European descent, the genetic architecture of QRS duration in non-European populations is largely unknown. We therefore performed a GWAS meta-analysis of QRS duration in 13,031 African Americans from ten cohorts and a transethnic GWAS meta-analysis with additional results from populations of European descent...
August 29, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
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