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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774579/integrative-epigenetic-analysis-reveals-therapeutic-targets-to-the-dna-methyltransferase-inhibitor-sgi-110-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Minmin Liu, Lian Zhang, Hongtao Li, Toshinori Hinoue, Wanding Zhou, Hitoshi Ohtani, Anthony El-Khoueiry, John Daniels, Casey O'Connell, Tanya B Dorff, Qianjin Lu, Daniel J Weisenberger, Gangning Liang
There is an urgent need for developing more effective therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) because of its aggressiveness. Guadecitabine (SGI-110) is a second-generation DNA methyltransferase inhibitor (DNMTi) currently in clinical trials for HCC and shows greater stability and performance over first generation DNMTis. In order to identify potential therapeutic targets of SGI-110 for clinical trials, HCC cell lines (SNU398, HepG2 and SNU475) were used to evaluate effects of transient SGI-110 treatment by an integrative analysis of DNA methylation, nucleosome accessibility, gene expression profiles and its clinical relevance by comparisons to TCGA HCC clinical data...
May 18, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774113/ezh2-inhibitors-sensitize-myeloma-cell-lines-to-panobinostat-resulting-in-unique-combinatorial-transcriptomic-changes
#2
Taylor Harding, Jessica Swanson, Brian Van Ness
Multiple myeloma (MM) remains a largely incurable hematologic cancer due to an inability to broadly target inevitable drug-resistant relapse. Epigenetic abnormalities are abundantly present in multiple myeloma and have increasingly demonstrated critical roles for tumor development and relapse to standard therapies. Accumulating evidence suggests that the histone methyltransferase EZH2 is aberrantly active in MM. We tested the efficacy of EZH2 specific inhibitors in a large panel of human MM cell lines (HMCLs) and found that only a subset of HMCLs demonstrate single agent sensitivity despite ubiquitous global H3K27 demethylation...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774027/clinical-remission-of-sight-threatening-non-infectious-uveitis-is-characterized-by-an-upregulation-of-peripheral-t-regulatory-cell-polarized-towards-t-bet-and-tigit
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Rose M Gilbert, Xiaozhe Zhang, Robert D Sampson, Michael R Ehrenstein, Dao X Nguyen, Mahid Chaudhry, Charles Mein, Nadiya Mahmud, Grazyna Galatowicz, Oren Tomkins-Netzer, Virginia L Calder, Sue Lightman
Background: Non-infectious uveitis can cause chronic relapsing and remitting ocular inflammation, which may require high dose systemic immunosuppression to prevent severe sight loss. It has been classically described as an autoimmune disease, mediated by pro-inflammatory Th1 and Th17 T-cell subsets. Studies suggest that natural immunosuppressive CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ T-regulatory cells (Tregs) are involved in resolution of inflammation and may be involved in the maintenance of clinical remission...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773648/ten-eleven-translocation-2-demethylates-the-mmp9-promoter-and-its-down-regulation-in-preeclampsia-impairs-trophoblast-migration-and-invasion
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Xiaoliang Li, Chunlian Wu, Ying Shen, Ke Wang, Li Tang, Mi Zhou, Ming Yang, Tianying Pan, Xinghui Liu, Wenming Xu
Preeclampsia is the most common clinical disorder in pregnancy and might result from disordered uterine environments caused by epigenetic modifications, including deregulation of DNA methylation/demethylation. Recent research has indicated that 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), a DNA base derived from 5-methylcytosine (5mC) via oxidation by ten-eleven translocation (TET) enzymes, is involved in DNA methylation-related plasticity. Here, we report that TET2 expression and 5hmC abundance are significantly altered in the placentas from preeclampsia patients...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772439/long-noncoding-rna-meg3-inhibits-proliferation-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells-by-sponging-microrna21
#5
Ziye Li, Lin Yang, Xiaojun Liu, Ziyuan Nie, Jianmin Luo
The long noncoding RNA (lnc) maternally expressed 3 (MEG3) is downregulated in many types of cancers. However, the relationship between lncRNA MEG3, microRNA-21 (miR-21) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) blast crisis is unknown. This study examined bone marrow samples from 40 CML patients and 10 healthy donors. Proliferation and apoptosis assays, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), bisulfite sequencing PCR, Western blotting, luciferase assay, RNA pull-down, RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP), co-immunoprecipitation (CoIP) and Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) were performed...
May 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771984/dna-methylation-of-hepatic-iron-sensing-genes-and-the-regulation-of-hepcidin-expression
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Paul A Sharp, Rachel Clarkson, Ahmed Hussain, Robert J Weeks, Ian M Morison
Production of the iron regulatory peptide hepcidin is tightly controlled by a network of proteins in hepatocytes that sense levels of iron in the circulation (as diferric-transferrin) and in tissues (in ferritin). Human studies show high variability in the normal range of serum hepcidin levels. We have postulated that this may, in part, be related to inter-individual variability in the expression of genes in the iron sensing pathway, potentially governed by epigenetic factors. Here, we have investigated whether genes encoding hepatic iron sensing proteins and hepcidin are regulated by DNA methylation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770710/convergent-synthesis-of-carpatamide-a-cytotoxic-arylamine-derivative-from-marine-derived-streptomyces-sp
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Rohani Prasad Burman, Shantanu Gupta, Jyoti Bhatti, Krishan Verma, Devendra Rajak, Manjinder Singh Gill
First total synthesis of carpatamide-A 7a, cytotoxic arylamine derivative isolated from marine derived Streptomyces sp., was achieved in twelve steps with overall yield of 24% with seven longest linear steps. In the penultimate step, dienoic acid 13 and an amino-phenylpropionic acid methyl ester core 21 were coupled to synthesize methylated derivativative of carpatamide-A 22 followed by demethylation of the intermediate with BBr3 to accomplish carpatamide-A 7a. Both precursors 13 and 21 were synthesized from readily available starting materials i...
May 17, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769286/targeted-inhibition-of-histone-h3k27-demethylation-is-effective-in-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Timothy L Lochmann, Krista M Powell, Jungoh Ham, Konstantinos V Floros, Daniel A R Heisey, Richard I J Kurupi, Marissa L Calbert, Maninderjit S Ghotra, Patricia Greninger, Mikhail Dozmorov, Madhu Gowda, Andrew J Souers, C Patrick Reynolds, Cyril H Benes, Anthony C Faber
High-risk neuroblastoma is often distinguished by amplification of MYCN and loss of differentiation potential. We performed high-throughput drug screening of epigenetic-targeted therapies across a large and diverse tumor cell line panel and uncovered the hypersensitivity of neuroblastoma cells to GSK-J4, a small-molecule dual inhibitor of lysine 27 of histone 3 (H3K27) demethylases ubiquitously transcribed tetratricopeptide repeat, X chromosome (UTX), and histone demethylase Jumonji D3 (JMJD3). Mechanistically, GSK-J4 induced neuroblastoma differentiation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, with accompanying up-regulation of p53 up-regulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA) and induction of cell death...
May 16, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767200/nmr-analyses-on-n-hydroxymethylated-nucleobases-implications-for-formaldehyde-toxicity-and-nucleic-acid-demethylases
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S Shishodia, D Zhang, A H El-Sagheer, T Brown, T D W Claridge, C J Schofield, R J Hopkinson
Formaldehyde is produced in cells by enzyme-catalysed demethylation reactions, including those occurring on N-methylated nucleic acids. Formaldehyde reacts with nucleobases to form N-hydroxymethylated adducts that may contribute to its toxicity/carcinogenicity when added exogenously, but the chemistry of these reactions has been incompletely defined. We report NMR studies on the reactions of formaldehyde with canonical/modified nucleobases. The results reveal that hydroxymethyl hemiaminals on endocyclic nitrogens, as observed with thymidine and uridine monophosphates, are faster to form than equivalent hemiaminals on exocyclic nitrogens; however, the exocyclic adducts, as formed with adenine, guanine and cytosine, are more stable in solution...
May 16, 2018: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766296/characterization-of-in-vivo-metabolites-in-rat-urine-following-an-oral-dose-of-masitinib-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Adnan A Kadi, Sawsan M Amer, Hany W Darwish, Mohamed W Attwa
Masitinib (MST) is an orally administered drug that targets mast cells and macrophages, important cells for immunity, by inhibiting a limited number of tyrosine kinases. It is currently registered in Europe and USA for the treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs. AB Science announced that the European Medicines Agency has accepted a conditional marketing authorization application for MST to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In our work, we focused on studying in vivo metabolism of MST in Sprague-Dawley rats...
May 15, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765100/non-thermal-plasma-treatment-improves-chicken-sperm-motility-via-the-regulation-of-demethylation-levels
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Jiao Jiao Zhang, Huynh Luong Do, Nisansala Chandimali, Sang Baek Lee, Young Sun Mok, Nameun Kim, Seong Bong Kim, Taeho Kwon, Dong Kee Jeong
The quality of avian semen is an important economic trait in poultry production. The present study examines the in vitro effects of non-thermal dielectric barrier discharge plasma on chicken sperm to determine the plasma conditions that can produce the optimum sperm quality. Exposure to 11.7 kV of plasma for 20 s is found to produce maximum sperm motility by controlling the homeostasis of reactive oxygen species and boosting the release of adenosine triphosphate and respiratory enzyme activity in the mitochondria...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763382/kdm2b-is-a-histone-h3k79-demethylase-and-induces-transcriptional-repression-via-sirtuin-1-mediated-chromatin-silencing
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Joo-Young Kang, Ji-Young Kim, Kee-Beom Kim, Jin Woo Park, Hana Cho, Ja Young Hahm, Yun-Cheol Chae, Daehwan Kim, Hyun Kook, Sangmyeong Rhee, Nam-Chul Ha, Sang-Beom Seo
The methylation of histone H3 lysine 79 (H3K79) is an active chromatin marker and is prominent in actively transcribed regions of the genome; however, demethylase of H3K79 remains unknown despite intensive research. Here, we show that KDM2B, also known as FBXL10 and a member of the Jumonji C family of proteins known for its histone H3K36 demethylase activity, is a di- and trimethyl H3K79 demethylase. We demonstrate that KDM2B induces transcriptional repression of HOXA7 and MEIS1 via occupancy of promoters and demethylation of H3K79...
May 15, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762710/base-flipping-dynamics-from-an-intrahelical-to-an-extrahelical-state-exerted-by-thymine-dna-glycosylase-during-dna-repair-process
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Lin-Tai Da, Jin Yu
Thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG) is a DNA repair enzyme that excises a variety of mismatched or damaged nucleotides (nts), e.g. dU, dT, 5fC and 5caC. TDG is shown to play essential roles in maintaining genome integrity and correctly programming epigenetic modifications through DNA demethylation. After locating the lesions, TDG employs a base-flipping strategy to recognize the damaged nucleobases, whereby the interrogated nt is extruded from the DNA helical stack and binds into the TDG active site. The dynamic mechanism of the base-flipping process at an atomistic resolution, however, remains elusive...
May 14, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759938/differentiation-therapy-by-epigenetic-reconditioning-exerts-antitumor-effects-on-liver-cancer-cells
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Luc Gailhouste, Lee Chuen Liew, Ken Yasukawa, Izuho Hatada, Yasuhito Tanaka, Hitoshi Nakagama, Takahiro Ochiya
Primary liver tumors are mainly represented by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), one of the most aggressive and resistant forms of cancer. Liver tumorigenesis is characterized by an accumulation of epigenetic abnormalities, leading to gene extinction and loss of hepatocyte differentiation. The aim of this work was to investigate the feasibility of converting liver cancer cells toward a less aggressive and differentiated phenotype using a process called epigenetic reconditioning. Here, we showed that an epigenetic regimen with non-cytotoxic doses of the demethylating compound 5-azacytidine (5-AZA) promoted an anti-cancer response by inhibiting HCC cell tumorigenicity...
April 26, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758420/assessment-of-the-impact-of-three-pesticides-on-microbial-dynamics-and-functions-in-a-lab-to-field-experimental-approach
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P A Karas, C Baguelin, G Pertile, E S Papadopoulou, S Nikolaki, V Storck, F Ferrari, M Trevisan, A Ferrarini, F Fornasier, S Vasileiadis, G Tsiamis, F Martin-Laurent, D G Karpouzas
The toxicity of pesticides on soil microorganisms is as an emerging area of concern. Novel and well-standardized tools could be now used to provide a robust assessment of the ecotoxicity of pesticides on soil microorganisms. We followed a tiered lab-to-field approach to assess the toxicity of three pesticides, widely used at EU level, (chlorpyrifos (CHL), isoproturon (IPU) and tebuconazole (TBZ)) on (i) the abundance of 11 microbial taxa and 8 functional microbial groups via q-PCR and (ii) the activity of enzymes involved in biogeochemical cycles via fluorometric analysis...
May 11, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757674/eicosapentaenoic-acid-induces-dna-demethylation-in-carcinoma-cells-through-a-tet1-dependent-mechanism
#16
Veronica Ceccarelli, Virginia Valentini, Simona Ronchetti, Lorenza Cannarile, Monia Billi, Carlo Riccardi, Laura Ottini, Vincenzo Nicola Talesa, Francesco Grignani, Alba Vecchini
In cancer cells, global genomic hypomethylation is found together with localized hypermethylation of CpG islands within the promoters and regulatory regions of silenced tumor suppressor genes. Demethylating agents may reverse hypermethylation, thus promoting gene re-expression. Unfortunately, demethylating strategies are not efficient in solid tumor cells. DNA demethylation is mediated by ten-eleven translocation enzymes (TETs). They sequentially convert 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), which is associated with active transcription; 5-formylcytosine; and finally, 5-carboxylcytosine...
May 14, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756662/existence-of-diverse-modifications-in-16-28-nt-small-rnas
#17
Meng-Dan Lan, Jun Xiong, Xue-Jiao You, Xiao-Cheng Weng, Xiang Zhou, Bi-Feng Yuan, Yu-Qi Feng
RNA contains diverse modifications that exert important influences in a variety of cellular processes. So far more than 150 modifications have been identified in various RNA species, mainly in ribosomal RNA (rRNA), transfer RNA (tRNA), and messenger RNA (mRNA). In contrast to rRNA, tRNA and mRNA, the known modifications in small RNAs have been primarily limited to 2'-O-ribose methylations in plants and inosine in mammals. Methylation of small RNAs in mammals is still unclear. Current methods widely used in the characterization of small RNAs are mainly based on the strategy of nucleic acid hybridization and sequencing, which cannot characterize modifications in small RNAs...
May 14, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754392/fto-m-6-a-m-and-the-hypothesis-of-reversible-epitranscriptomic-mrna-modifications
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REVIEW
Jan Mauer, Samie R Jaffrey
The fate of mRNA is regulated by epitranscriptomic nucleotide modifications, the most abundant of which is N6 -methyladenosine (m6 A). Although the pattern and distribution of m6 A in mRNA is mediated by specific methyltransferases, a recent hypothesis is that specific demethylases or "erasers" allow m6 A to be dynamically reversed by signaling pathways. In this Review, we discuss the data in support and against this model. New insights into the function of FTO (fat mass and obesity-associated protein), the original enzyme thought to be an m6 A eraser, reveal that its physiologic target is not m6 A, but instead is N6 ,2'-O-dimethyladenosine (m6 Am )...
May 12, 2018: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753027/jmjd3-inhibition-protects-against-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-by-suppressing-%C3%AE-mhc-expression
#19
Zhen Guo, Jing Lu, Jingyan Li, Panxia Wang, Zhenzhen Li, Yao Zhong, Kaiteng Guo, Junjian Wang, Jiantao Ye, Peiqing Liu
Jumonji domain-containing protein D3 (JMJD3), a histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27) demethylase, has been extensively studied for their participation in development, cellular physiology and a variety of diseases. However, its potential roles in cardiovascular system remain unknown. In this study, we found that JMJD3 played a pivotal role in the process of cardiac hypertrophy. JMJD3 expression was elevated by isoproterenol (ISO) stimuli both in vitro and in vivo. Overexpression of wild-type JMJD3, but not the demethylase-defective mutant, promoted cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, as implied by increased cardiomyocyte surface area and the expression of hypertrophy marker genes...
May 9, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752834/h-2-o-2-induces-pp2a-demethylation-to-downregulate-mtorc1-signaling-in-hek293-cells
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Shen Tang, Fu Qin, Xinhang Wang, Ziwei Liang, Haiqing Cai, Laiming Mo, Yue Huang, Boyin Liang, Xuejing Wei, Qingqing Ao, Yilu Xu, Yuyang Liu, Deqiang Xiao, Songchao Guo, Cailing Lu, Xiyi Li
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a Ser/Thr protein kinase that functions as an ATP and amino acid sensor to govern cell growth and proliferation by mediating mitogen- and nutrient-dependent signal transduction. Protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), a ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine phosphatase, negatively regulates mTOR signaling. Methylation of PP2A is catalyzed by leucine carboxyl methyltransferase-1 (LCMT1) and reversed by protein phosphatase methylesterase 1 (PME-1), which regulates PP2A activity and substrate specificity...
May 12, 2018: Cell Biology International
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