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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374363/non-coding-rnas-epigenetics-and-cancer-tying-it-all-together
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Humberto J Ferreira, Manel Esteller
While only a small part of the human genome encodes for proteins, biological functions for the so-called junk genome are increasingly being recognized through high-throughput technologies and mechanistic experimental studies. Indeed, novel mechanisms of gene regulation are being discovered that require coordinated interaction between DNA, RNA, and proteins. Therefore, interdisciplinary efforts are still needed to decipher these complex transcriptional networks. In this review, we discuss how non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are epigenetically regulated in cancer and metastases and consequently how ncRNAs participate in the sculpting of the epigenetic profile of a cancer cell, thus modulating the expression of other RNA molecules...
January 26, 2018: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352168/epigenetic-control-of-influenza-virus-role-of-h3k79-methylation-in-interferon-induced-antiviral-response
#2
Laura Marcos-Villar, Juan Díaz-Colunga, Juan Sandoval, Noelia Zamarreño, Sara Landeras-Bueno, Manel Esteller, Ana Falcón, Amelia Nieto
Influenza virus stablishes a network of virus-host functional interactions, which depends on chromatin dynamic and therefore on epigenetic modifications. Using an unbiased search, we analyzed the epigenetic changes at DNA methylation and post-translational histone modification levels induced by the infection. DNA methylation was unaltered, while we found a general decrease on histone acetylation, which correlates with transcriptional inactivation and may cooperate with the impairment of cellular transcription that causes influenza virus infection...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347921/prospective-pre-and-post-race-evaluation-of-biochemical-electrophysiologic-and-echocardiographic-indices-in-30-racing-thoroughbred-horses-that-received-furosemide
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Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Rick Arthur, Krista Estell, Beatriz Martinez Lopez, Alexandra Sinnott, Eric Ontiveros, Anita Varga, Joshua A Stern
BACKGROUND: Exercise induced cardiac fatigue (EICF) and cardiac dysrhythmias are well described conditions identified in high-level human athletes that increase in frequency with intensity and duration of exercise. Identification of these conditions requires an understanding of normal pre- and post-race cardiac assessment values. The objectives of this study were to (1) characterize selected indices of cardiac function, electrophysiologic parameters, and biochemical markers of heart dysfunction prior to and immediately after high level racing in Thoroughbred horses receiving furosemide; and (2) create pre- and post-race reference values in order to make recommendations on possible screening practices for this population in the future...
January 18, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339451/inhibition-of-5%C3%AE-reductase-alters-pregnane-metabolism-in-the-late-pregnant-mare
#4
Michelle Wynn, Barry A Ball, Erin Lea Legacki, Alan Conley, Shavahn Loux, John May, Alejandro Esteller-Vico, Scott D Stanley, Kirsten Scoggin, Edward L Squires, Mats Ht Troedsson
In the latter half of gestation in the mare, progesterone concentrations decline to near undetectable levels while other 5α-reduced pregnanes are elevated. Of these, 5α-dihydroprogesterone and allopregnanolone have been reported to have important roles in either pregnancy maintenance or fetal quiescence. During this time, the placenta is necessary for pregnane metabolism, with the enzyme 5α-reductase being required for the conversion of progesterone to 5α-dihydroprogesterone. The objectives of this study were to assess the effects of a 5α-reductase inhibitor, dutasteride, on pregnane metabolism (pregnenolone, progesterone, 5α-dihydroprogesterone, 20α-hydroxy-5α-pregnan-3-one, 5α-pregnane-3β,20α-diol, and allopregnanolone), to determine circulating dutasteride concentrations, and to assess effects of dutasteride treatment on gestational parameters...
January 16, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331284/effects-of-an-experimental-heat-wave-on-fatty-acid-composition-in-two-mediterranean-seagrass-species
#5
Pedro Beca-Carretero, Freddy Guihéneuf, Lázaro Marín-Guirao, Jaime Bernardeau-Esteller, Rocío García-Muñoz, Dagmar B Stengel, Juan M Ruiz
Global warming is emerging as one of the most critical threats to terrestrial and marine species worldwide. This study assessed the effects of simulated warming events in culture on two seagrass species, Posidonia oceanica and Cymodocea nodosa, which play a key role in coastal ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea. Changes in fatty acids as key metabolic indicators were assessed in specimens from two geographical populations of each species adapted to different in situ temperature regimes. Total fatty acid (TFA) content and composition were compared in C...
January 10, 2018: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317652/sirt6-dependent-cysteine-monoubiquitination-in-the-pre-set-domain-of-suv39h1-regulates-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Irene Santos-Barriopedro, Laia Bosch-Presegué, Anna Marazuela-Duque, Carolina de la Torre, Carlota Colomer, Berta N Vazquez, Thomas Fuhrmann, Bárbara Martínez-Pastor, Wenfu Lu, Thomas Braun, Eva Bober, Thomas Jenuwein, Lourdes Serrano, Manel Esteller, Zhenbang Chen, Silvia Barceló-Batllori, Raúl Mostoslavsky, Lluis Espinosa, Alejandro Vaquero
Sirtuins are NAD+-dependent deacetylases that facilitate cellular stress response. They include SirT6, which protects genome stability and regulates metabolic homeostasis through gene silencing, and whose loss induces an accelerated aging phenotype directly linked to hyperactivation of the NF-κB pathway. Here we show that SirT6 binds to the H3K9me3-specific histone methyltransferase Suv39h1 and induces monoubiquitination of conserved cysteines in the PRE-SET domain of Suv39h1. Following activation of NF-κB signaling Suv39h1 is released from the IκBα locus, subsequently repressing the NF-κB pathway...
January 9, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289565/artifactual-hyperpolarization-during-extracellular-electrical-stimulation-proposed-mechanism-of-high-rate-neuromodulation-disproved
#7
L Stephen Lesperance, Milad Lankarany, Tianhe C Zhang, Rosana Esteller, Stéphanie Ratté, Steven A Prescott
BACKGROUND: Kilohertz-frequency electric field stimulation (kEFS) applied to the spinal cord can reduce chronic pain without causing the buzzing sensation (paresthesia) associated with activation of dorsal column fibers. This suggests that high-rate spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has a mode of action distinct from conventional, parasthesia-based SCS. A recent study reported that kEFS hyperpolarizes spinal neurons, yet this potentially transformative mode of action contradicts previous evidence that kEFS induces depolarization and was based on patch clamp recordings whose accuracy in the presence of kEFS has not been verified...
December 15, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200029/therapeutic-guidelines-for-latin-american-lupus-patients-methodology
#8
Mario H Cardiel, Enrique R Soriano, Eloisa Silva Dutra de Oliveira Bonfá, Graciela S Alarcón, Ariel Izcovich, Mary Carmen Amigo Castañeda, Leonor A Barile-Fabris, Margarita Duarte, Graciela Espada, Mercedes A García, Roger A Levy, Loreto Massardo, Emilia I Sato, Gloria Vásquez, Eduardo M Acevedo-Vásquez, Luis J Catoggio, Rosa Chacón-Díaz, Claudio M Galarza Maldonado, Antonio J Iglesias Gamarra, José F Molina Restrepo, Oscar Neira, Clovis A Silva, Andrea Vargas Peña, Bernardo A Pons-Estel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198826/trim28-and-interacting-krab-znfs-control-self-renewal-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-through-epigenetic-repression-of-pro-differentiation-genes
#9
Urszula Oleksiewicz, Marta Gładych, Ayush T Raman, Holger Heyn, Elisabetta Mereu, Paula Chlebanowska, Anastazja Andrzejewska, Barbara Sozańska, Neha Samant, Katarzyna Fąk, Paulina Auguścik, Marcin Kosiński, Joanna P Wróblewska, Katarzyna Tomczak, Katarzyna Kulcenty, Rafał Płoski, Przemysław Biecek, Manel Esteller, Parantu K Shah, Kunal Rai, Maciej Wiznerowicz
Reprogramming to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are regulated by epigenetic machinery. Tripartite motif protein 28 (TRIM28), a universal mediator of Krüppel-associated box domain zinc fingers (KRAB-ZNFs), is known to regulate both processes; however, the exact mechanism and identity of participating KRAB-ZNF genes remain unknown. Here, using a reporter system, we show that TRIM28/KRAB-ZNFs alter DNA methylation patterns in addition to H3K9me3 to cause stable gene repression during reprogramming...
November 28, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197992/identification-of-reference-genes-for-analysis-of-microrna-expression-patterns-in-equine-chorioallantoic-membrane-and-serum
#10
Pouya Dini, Shavahn C Loux, Kirsten E Scoggin, Alejandro Esteller-Vico, Edward L Squires, Mats H T Troedsson, Peter Daels, Barry A Ball
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have important posttranscriptional regulatory abilities, and there is considerable interest in evaluating their expression patterns in different pathophysiological states. The most common method of quantifying miRNA expression is quantitative reverse transcription PCR; however, the identification of tissue-specific and species-specific reference miRNA is a prerequisite for miRNA expression analysis. Currently, no reference genes have been described for evaluating miRNA expression in equine serum and chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) during pregnancy...
December 2, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195081/corrigendum-to-klinefelter-s-syndrome-47-xxy-is-in-excess-among-men-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-clin-immunol-168-2016-25-29
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Valerie M Harris, Rohan Sharma, Joshua Cavett, Biji T Kurien, Ke Liu, Kristi A Koelsch, Astrid Rasmussen, Lida Radfar, David Lewis, Donald U Stone, C Erick Kaufman, Shibo Li, Barbara Segal, Daniel J Wallace, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Jennifer A Kelly, Marta E Alarcon-Riquelme, Bernardo Pons-Estel, Roland Jonsson, Xianglan Lu, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Deborah S Cunninghame-Graham, Andrew J W Huang, Michael T Brennan, Pamela Hughes, Ilias Alevizos, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Edward C Keystone, Vivian P Bykerk, Gideon Hirschfield, Gang Xie, Katherine A Siminovitch, Wan-Fai Ng, Gunnel Nordmark, Sara Magnusson Bucher, Per Eriksson, Roald Omdal, Nelson L Rhodus, Maureen Rischmueller, Michael Rohrer, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, TorstenWitte, Xavier Mariette, Christopher J Lessard, John B Harley, Kathy L Sivils, R Hal Scofield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166597/mammalian-hp1-isoforms-have-specific-roles-in-heterochromatin-structure-and-organization
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Laia Bosch-Presegué, Helena Raurell-Vila, Joshua K Thackray, Jessica González, Carmen Casal, Noriko Kane-Goldsmith, Miguel Vizoso, Jeremy P Brown, Antonio Gómez, Juan Ausió, Timo Zimmermann, Manel Esteller, Gunnar Schotta, Prim B Singh, Lourdes Serrano, Alejandro Vaquero
HP1 is a structural component of heterochromatin. Mammalian HP1 isoforms HP1α, HP1β, and HP1γ play different roles in genome stability, but their precise role in heterochromatin structure is unclear. Analysis of Hp1α(-/-), Hp1β(-/-), and Hp1γ(-/-) MEFs show that HP1 proteins have both redundant and unique functions within pericentric heterochromatin (PCH) and also act globally throughout the genome. HP1α confines H4K20me3 and H3K27me3 to regions within PCH, while its absence results in a global hyper-compaction of chromatin associated with a specific pattern of mitotic defects...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157727/an-opportunistic-route-to-success-towards-a-change-of-paradigm-to-fully-exploit-the-potential-of-cell-penetrating-peptides
#13
Estel Collado Camps, Roland Brock
About 25years ago it was demonstrated that certain peptides possess the ability to cross the plasma membrane. This led to the development of cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) as vectors to mediate the cellular entry of (macro-)molecules that do not show cell entry by themselves. Nonetheless, in spite of an early bloom of promising pre-clinical studies, not a single CPP-based drug has been approved, yet. It is a paradigm in CPP research that the peptides are taken up by virtually all cells. In exploratory research and early preclinical development, this assumption guides the choice of the therapeutic target...
November 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135571/validation-of-cancer-cases-using-primary-care-cancer-registry-and-hospitalization-data-in-the-united-kingdom
#14
Andrea V Margulis, Joan Fortuny, James A Kaye, Brian Calingaert, Maria Reynolds, Estel Plana, Lisa J McQuay, Willem Jan Atsma, Billy Franks, Stefan de Vogel, Susana Perez-Gutthann, Alejandro Arana
BACKGROUND: In the United Kingdom, hospital or cancer registry data can be linked to electronic medical records for a subset of general practices and years. METHODS: We used Clinical Practice Research Datalink data (2004-2012) from patients treated for overactive bladder. We electronically identified provisional cases of 10 common cancers in General Practitioner Online Database data and validated them by medical profile review. In practices with linkage to Hospital Episodes Statistics and National Cancer Data Repository (2004-2010), we validated provisional cancer cases against these data sources...
March 2018: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133290/cd137-4-1bb-costimulation-modifies-dna-methylation-in-cd8-t-cell-relevant-genes
#15
M Angela Aznar, Sara Labiano, Angel Diaz-Lagares, Carmen Molina, Saray Garasa, Arantza Azpilicueta, Inaki Etxeberria, Alfonso R Sanchez-Paulete, Alan J Korman, Manel Esteller, Juan Sandoval, Ignacio Melero
CD137 (4-1BB) costimulation imprints long-term changes that instruct the ultimate behavior of T cells that have previously experienced CD137 ligation. Epigenetic changes could provide a suitable mechanism for these long-term consequences. Genome-wide DNA-methylation arrays were carried out on human peripheral blood CD8+ T lymphocytes stimulated with agonist monoclonal antibody to CD137, including urelumab, which is in phase I/II clinical trials for cancer immunotherapy. Several genes showed consistent methylation patterns in response to CD137 costimulation, which were confirmed by pyrosequencing in a series of healthy donors...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122981/in-situ-imaging-of-mitochondrial-translation-shows-weak-correlation-with-nucleoid-dna-intensity-and-no-suppression-during-mitosis
#16
Christopher Estell, Emmanouela Stamatidou, Sarah El-Messeiry, Andrew Hamilton
Although mitochondrial translation produces only 13 proteins, we show here how this can be labelled and detected in situ by fluorescence microscopy with a simple, rapid and inexpensive procedure using non-canonical amino acid labelling and click chemistry. This allows visualisation of the translational output in different mitochondria within a cell, their position within that cell and a comparison of mitochondrial translation between cells. Most highly translationally active mitochondria were closest to the nucleus but were also found at the distal end of long cellular projections...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119714/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-paediatric-throat-disorders-outcome-test-t-14
#17
Francisco Larrosa, Laura Samara, Eduard Esteller, Maria J Dura, Yolanda Escamilla, Anna Alberti, Rosa Rosell, Claire Hopkins
OBJECTIVES: The Paediatric Throat Disorders Outcome Test (T-14) is a disease-specific questionnaire that parents are requested to complete; it aims to assess the quality of life related to tonsil and adenoid disease or its treatment in children with throat disorders. The aim of this study was to validate the Spanish adaptation of the T-14, thus allowing comparison across studies and facilitating international multicentre projects. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: This was a multicentre prospective instrument validation study...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103561/periocular-neoplasia-in-the-horse
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Krista Estell
Periocular neoplasia is common in horses. Treatment of the periocular skin and ocular adnexal structures can be technically challenging. Common neoplastic conditions, a treatment algorithm, surgical principles, and therapeutic modalities are reviewed. Regardless of the type of neoplasia found or the treatment that is applied, success is most likely when the neoplastic tumor is small.
December 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102072/experimental-evidence-of-warming-induced-flowering-in-the-mediterranean-seagrass-posidonia-oceanica
#19
J M Ruiz, L Marín-Guirao, R García-Muñoz, A Ramos-Segura, J Bernardeau-Esteller, M Pérez, N Sanmartí, Y Ontoria, J Romero, R Arthur, T Alcoverro, G Procaccini
Sexual reproduction in predominantly clonal marine plants increases recombination favoring adaptation and enhancing species resilience to environmental change. Recent studies of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica suggest that flowering intensity and frequency are correlated with warming events associated with global climate change, but these studies have been observational without direct experimental support. We used controlled experiments to test if warming can effectively trigger flowering in P. oceanica. A six-week heat wave was simulated under laboratory mesocosm conditions...
October 25, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100665/sex-steroid-receptors-prostaglandin-e2-receptors-and-cyclooxygenase-in-the-equine-cervix-during-estrus-diestrus-and-pregnancy-gene-expression-and-cellular-localization
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Claudia B Fernandes, Shavahn C Loux, Kirsten E Scoggin, Edward L Squires, Mats H Troedsson, Alejandro Esteller-Vico, Barry A Ball
The cervix is a dynamic structure that undergoes dramatic changes during the estrous cycle, pregnancy and parturition. It is well established that hormonal changes, including estrogens, progestogens and prostaglandins, regulate the expression of key proteins involved in cervical function. The arachidonic acid cascade is important in the remodeling and relaxation of the cervix in the days preceding parturition. Despite the complexity of this mechanism, regulation of cervical function has received little study in the mare...
October 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
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