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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286024/erk-induced-activation-of-tcf-family-of-srf-cofactors-initiates-a-chromatin-modification-cascade-associated-with-transcription
#1
Cyril Esnault, Francesco Gualdrini, Stuart Horswell, Gavin Kelly, Aengus Stewart, Phil East, Nik Matthews, Richard Treisman
We investigated the relationship among ERK signaling, histone modifications, and transcription factor activity, focusing on the ERK-regulated ternary complex factor family of SRF partner proteins. In MEFs, activation of ERK by TPA stimulation induced a common pattern of H3K9acS10ph, H4K16ac, H3K27ac, H3K9acK14ac, and H3K4me3 at hundreds of transcription start site (TSS) regions and remote regulatory sites. The magnitude of the increase in histone modification correlated well with changes in transcription. H3K9acS10ph preceded the other modifications...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236006/histone-h3-and-h4-acetylation-patterns-are-more-dynamic-than-those-of-dna-methylation-in-brachypodium-distachyon-embryos-during-seed-maturation-and-germination
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Elzbieta Wolny, Agnieszka Braszewska-Zalewska, Daria Kroczek, Robert Hasterok
The transition of seeds from a dry to a metabolically active state requires significant changes in both the spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression, and this transcriptional reprogramming involves various modifications of the chromatin structure. There are several factors that can greatly influence the structure of chromatin, one of which is the chemical modifications of histone proteins and DNA itself. In this study, we analysed the distribution of three epigenetic markers, i.e. acetylation of histone H4 (H4K16ac) and histone H3 (H3K18ac) as well as DNA methylation (5mC) in Brachypodium distachyon embryos during the four stages of seed development-maturation, desiccation (quiescence), imbibition and germination...
February 24, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120189/hst1-increases-replicative-lifespan-of-a-sir2%C3%AE-mutant-in-the-absence-of-pde2-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Woo Kyu Kang, Mayur Devare, Jeong-Yoon Kim
Silent information regulator 2 (Sir2), which is the founding member of the sirtuin family of proteins, is a pro-longevity factor for replicative lifespan (RLS) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Sir2 is required for transcriptional silencing at mating type loci, telomeres, and rDNA loci. Sir2 also represses transcription of highly expressed growth-related genes, such as PMA1 and some ribosomal protein genes. Although the Sir2 paralogues Hst1, Hst2, Hst3, and Hst4 occur in S. cerevisiae, none of them could replace the transcriptional regulation of PMA1 by Sir2 in the wild type...
February 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931745/histone-acetylation-regulates-chromatin-accessibility-role-of-h4k16-in-inter-nucleosome-interaction
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Ruihan Zhang, Jochen Erler, Jörg Langowski
The N-terminal tail of histone H4 is an indispensable mediator for inter-nucleosome interaction, which is required for chromatin fiber condensation. H4K16 acetylation (H4K16Ac) activates gene transcription by influencing both chromatin structure and interplay with nonhistone proteins. To understand the influence of H4K16Ac on inter-nucleosome interaction, we performed a simulation study for the H4 tail in the context of two nucleosomes in neighboring unit cells in the crystal structure. The binding conformation of H4 tail with/without K16Ac was sampled by replica exchange with solute tempering, and the free energy landscape was explored by metadynamics...
February 7, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827827/histone-acetyltransferase-activity-of-mof-is-required-for-adult-but-not-early-fetal-hematopoiesis-in-mice
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Daria G Valerio, Haiming Xu, Meghan E Eisold, Carolien M Woolthuis, Tej K Pandita, Scott A Armstrong
K(lysine) acetyltransferase 8 (KAT8, also known as MOF) mediates the acetylation of histone H4 at lysine 16 (H4K16ac) and is crucial for murine embryogenesis. Lysine acetyltransferases have been shown to regulate various stages of normal hematopoiesis. However, the function of MOF in hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) development has not yet been elucidated. We set out to study the role of MOF in general hematopoiesis by using a Vav1-cre-induced conditional murine Mof knockout system and found that MOF is critical for hematopoietic cell maintenance and HSC engraftment capacity in adult hematopoiesis...
January 5, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792455/causal-role-of-histone-acetylations-in-enhancer-function
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Madapura M Pradeepa
Enhancers control development and cellular function by spatiotemporal regulation of gene expression. Co-occurrence of acetylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27ac) and mono methylation of histone H3 at lysine 4 (H3K4me1) has been widely used for identification of active enhancers. However, increasing evidence suggests that using this combination of marks alone for enhancer identification gives an incomplete picture of the active enhancer repertoire. We have shown that the H3 globular domain acetylations, H3K64ac and H3K122ac, and an H4 tail acetylation, H4K16ac, are enriched at active enhancers together with H3K27ac, and also at a large number of enhancers without detectable H3K27ac...
January 2017: Transcription
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777629/an-h4k16-histone-acetyltransferase-mediates-decondensation-of-the-x-chromosome-in-c-elegans-males
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Alyssa C Lau, Kevin P Zhu, Elizabeth A Brouhard, Michael B Davis, Györgyi Csankovszki
BACKGROUND: In C. elegans, in order to equalize gene expression between the sexes and balance X and autosomal expression, two steps are believed to be required. First, an unknown mechanism is hypothesized to upregulate the X chromosome in both sexes. This mechanism balances the X to autosomal expression in males, but creates X overexpression in hermaphrodites. Therefore, to restore the balance, hermaphrodites downregulate gene expression twofold on both X chromosomes. While many studies have focused on X chromosome downregulation, the mechanism of X upregulation is not known...
2016: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760318/phf20-readers-link-methylation-of-histone-h3k4-and-p53-with-h4k16-acetylation
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Brianna J Klein, Xiaoyan Wang, Gaofeng Cui, Chao Yuan, Maria Victoria Botuyan, Kevin Lin, Yue Lu, Xiaolu Wang, Yue Zhao, Christiane J Bruns, Georges Mer, Xiaobing Shi, Tatiana G Kutateladze
PHF20 is a core component of the lysine acetyltransferase complex MOF (male absent on the first)-NSL (non-specific lethal) that generates the major epigenetic mark H4K16ac and is necessary for transcriptional regulation and DNA repair. The role of PHF20 in the complex remains elusive. Here, we report on functional coupling between methylation readers in PHF20. We show that the plant homeodomain (PHD) finger of PHF20 recognizes dimethylated lysine 4 of histone H3 (H3K4me2) and represents an example of a native reader that selects for this modification...
October 18, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733505/tet1-modulates-h4k16-acetylation-by-controlling-auto-acetylation-of-hmof-to-affect-gene-regulation-and-dna-repair-function
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Jianing Zhong, Xianfeng Li, Wanshi Cai, Yan Wang, Shanshan Dong, Jie Yang, Jian'an Zhang, Nana Wu, Yuanyuan Li, Fengbiao Mao, Cheng Zeng, Jinyu Wu, Xingzhi Xu, Zhong Sheng Sun
The Ten Eleven Translocation 1 (TET1) protein is a DNA demethylase that regulates gene expression through altering statue of DNA methylation. However, recent studies have demonstrated that TET1 could modulate transcriptional expression independent of its DNA demethylation activity; yet, the detailed mechanisms underlying TET1's role in such transcriptional regulation remain not well understood. Here, we uncovered that Tet1 formed a chromatin complex with histone acetyltransferase Mof and scaffold protein Sin3a in mouse embryonic stem cells by integrative genomic analysis using publicly available ChIP-seq data sets and a series of in vitro biochemical studies in human cell lines...
January 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716056/histone-modifications-facilitate-the-coexpression-of-bidirectional-promoters-in-rice
#10
Yuan Fang, Lei Wang, Ximeng Wang, Qi You, Xiucai Pan, Jin Xiao, Xiu-E Wang, Yufeng Wu, Zhen Su, Wenli Zhang
BACKGROUND: Bidirectional gene pairs are highly abundant and mostly co-regulated in eukaryotic genomes. The structural features of bidirectional promoters (BDPs) have been well studied in yeast, humans and plants. However, the underlying mechanisms responsible for the coexpression of BDPs remain understudied, especially in plants. RESULTS: Here, we characterized chromatin features associated with rice BDPs. Several unique chromatin features were present in rice BDPs but were missing from unidirectional promoters (UDPs), including overrepresented active histone marks, canonical nucleosomes and underrepresented H3K27me3...
September 30, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588146/p38-mapk-msk1-mediated-overexpression-of-histone-h3-serine-10-phosphorylation-defines-distance-dependent-prognostic-value-of-negative-resection-margin-in-gastric-cancer
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Shafqat Ali Khan, Ramchandra Amnekar, Bharat Khade, Savio George Barreto, Mukta Ramadwar, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Sanjay Gupta
BACKGROUND: Alterations in histone modifications are now well known to result in epigenetic heterogeneity in tumor tissues; however, their prognostic value and association with resection margins still remain poorly understood and controversial. Further, histopathologically negative resection margins in several cancers have been associated with better prognosis of the disease. However, in gastric cancer, despite a high rate of R0 resection, a considerably high incidence of loco-regional recurrence is observed...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457071/mapping-h4k20me3-onto-the-chromatin-landscape-of-senescent-cells-indicates-a-function-in-control-of-cell-senescence-and-tumor-suppression-through-preservation-of-genetic-and-epigenetic-stability
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David M Nelson, Farah Jaber-Hijazi, John J Cole, Neil A Robertson, Jeffrey S Pawlikowski, Kevin T Norris, Steven W Criscione, Nikolay A Pchelintsev, Desiree Piscitello, Nicholas Stong, Taranjit Singh Rai, Tony McBryan, Gabriel L Otte, Colin Nixon, William Clark, Harold Riethman, Hong Wu, Gunnar Schotta, Benjamin A Garcia, Nicola Neretti, Duncan M Baird, Shelley L Berger, Peter D Adams
BACKGROUND: Histone modification H4K20me3 and its methyltransferase SUV420H2 have been implicated in suppression of tumorigenesis. The underlying mechanism is unclear, although H4K20me3 abundance increases during cellular senescence, a stable proliferation arrest and tumor suppressor process, triggered by diverse molecular cues, including activated oncogenes. Here, we investigate the function of H4K20me3 in senescence and tumor suppression. RESULTS: Using immunofluorescence and ChIP-seq we determine the distribution of H4K20me3 in proliferating and senescent human cells...
July 25, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27352015/influence-of-arsenic-on-global-levels-of-histone-posttranslational-modifications-a-review-of-the-literature-and-challenges-in-the-field
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REVIEW
Caitlin G Howe, Mary V Gamble
Arsenic is a human carcinogen and also increases the risk for non-cancer outcomes. Arsenic-induced epigenetic dysregulation may contribute to arsenic toxicity. Although there are several reviews on arsenic and epigenetics, these have largely focused on DNA methylation. Here, we review investigations of the effects of arsenic on global levels of histone posttranslational modifications (PTMs). Multiple studies have observed that arsenic induces higher levels of H3 lysine 9 dimethylation (H3K9me2) and also higher levels of H3 serine 10 phosphorylation (H3S10ph), which regulate chromosome segregation...
September 2016: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27268279/kat8-regulates-androgen-signaling-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Ji-Young Kim, Jindan Yu, Sarki A Abdulkadir, Debabrata Chakravarti
Androgen receptor (AR) plays pivotal roles in prostate cancer. Upon androgen stimulation, AR recruits the Protein kinase N1 (PKN1), which phosphorylates histone H3 at threonine 11, with subsequent recruitment of tryptophan, aspartic acid (WD) repeat-containing protein 5 (WDR5) and the su(var)3-9, enhancer of zeste, trithorax/mixed-lineage leukemia (SET1/MLL) histone methyltransferase complex to promote AR target gene activation and prostate cancer cell growth. However, the underlying mechanisms of target gene activation and cell growth subsequent to WDR5 recruitment are not well understood...
August 2016: Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225843/chromatin-dynamics-during-dna-replication
#15
Raz Bar-Ziv, Yoav Voichek, Naama Barkai
Chromatin is composed of DNA and histones, which provide a unified platform for regulating DNA-related processes, mostly through their post-translational modification. During DNA replication, histone arrangement is perturbed, first to allow progression of DNA polymerase and then during repackaging of the replicated DNA. To study how DNA replication influences the pattern of histone modification, we followed the cell-cycle dynamics of 10 histone marks in budding yeast. We find that histones deposited on newly replicated DNA are modified at different rates: While some marks appear immediately upon replication (e...
September 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27038808/a-multifaceted-role-for-mof-histone-modifying-factor-in-genome-maintenance
#16
REVIEW
Kalpana Mujoo, Clayton R Hunt, Nobuo Horikoshi, Tej K Pandita
MOF (males absent on the first) was initially identified as a dosage compensation factor in Drosophila that acetylates lysine 16 of histone H4 (H4K16ac) and increased gene transcription from the single copy male X-chromosome. In humans, however, the ortholog of Drosophila MOF has been shown to interact with a range of proteins that extend its potential significance well beyond transcription. For example, recent results indicate MOF is an upstream regulator of the ATM (ataxia-telangiectasia mutated) protein, the loss of which is responsible for ataxia telangiectasia (AT)...
January 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26918332/solar-simulated-ultraviolet-radiation-induces-global-histone-hypoacetylation-in-human-keratinocytes
#17
Xiaoru Zhang, Thomas Kluz, Lisa Gesumaria, Mary S Matsui, Max Costa, Hong Sun
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) from sunlight is the primary effector of skin DNA damage. Chromatin remodeling and histone post-translational modification (PTM) are critical factors in repairing DNA damage and maintaining genomic integrity, however, the dynamic changes of histone marks in response to solar UVR are not well characterized. Here we report global changes in histone PTMs induced by solar simulated UVR (ssUVR). A decrease in lysine acetylation of histones H3 and H4, particularly at positions of H3 lysine 9, lysine 56, H4 lysine 5, and lysine 16, was found in human keratinocytes exposed to ssUVR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26822153/small-rnas-recruit-chromatin-modifying-enzymes-mmset-and-tip60-to-reconfigure-damaged-dna-upon-double-strand-break-and-facilitate-repair
#18
Qinhong Wang, Michael Goldstein
Recent reports have demonstrated that DNA double-strand break (DSB)-induced small RNAs (diRNA) play an important role in the DNA damage response (DDR). However, the molecular mechanism by which diRNAs regulate the DDR remains unclear. Here, we report that Dicer- and Drosha-dependent diRNAs function as guiding molecules to promote the recruitment of the methyltransferase MMSET (WHSC1) and the acetyltransferase Tip60 (KAT5) to the DSB, where local levels of histone H4 di- and tri-methylation at lysine 20 (H4K20me2, 3) and H4 acetylation at lysine 16 (H4K16Ac) were enhanced...
April 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26785772/herg1a-potassium-channel-is-the-predominant-isoform-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-evidence-for-regulation-by-epigenetic-mechanisms
#19
Sofía T Menéndez, M Ángeles Villaronga, Juan P Rodrigo, Saúl Álvarez-Teijeiro, Rocío G Urdinguio, Mario F Fraga, Carlos Suárez, Juana M García-Pedrero
Evidences indicate that HERG1 voltage-gated potassium channel is frequently aberrantly expressed in various cancers including head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), representing a clinically and biologically relevant feature during disease progression and a potential therapeutic target. The present study further and significantly extends these data investigating for the first time the expression and individual contribution of HERG1 isoforms, their clinical significance during disease progression and also the underlying regulatory mechanisms...
January 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26711898/drosophila-mof-regulates-diap1-and-induces-apoptosis-in-a-jnk-dependent-pathway
#20
Sreerangam N C V L Pushpavalli, Arpita Sarkar, M Janaki Ramaiah, G Koteswara Rao, Indira Bag, Utpal Bhadra, Manika Pal-Bhadra
Histone modulations have been implicated in various cellular and developmental processes where in Drosophila Mof is involved in acetylation of H4K16. Reduction in the size of larval imaginal discs is observed in the null mutants of mof with increased apoptosis. Deficiency involving Hid, Reaper and Grim [H99] alleviated mof (RNAi) induced apoptosis in the eye discs. mof (RNAi) induced apoptosis leads to activation of caspases which is suppressed by over expression of caspase inhibitors like P35 and Diap1 clearly depicting the role of caspases in programmed cell death...
March 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
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