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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524381/antifungal-activity-of-gallic-acid-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#1
Zhi-Jian Li, Meng Liu, Gulina Dawuti, Qin Dou, Yu Ma, Heng-Ge Liu, Silafu Aibai
Gallic acid (GA) is a polyphenol natural compound found in many medicinal plant species, including pomegranate rind (Punica granatum L.), and has been shown to have antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties. Pomegranate rind is used to treat bacterial and fungal pathogens in Uyghur and other systems of traditional medicine, but, surprisingly, the effects of GA on antifungal activity have not yet been reported. In this study, we aimed to investigate the inhibitory effects of GA on fungal strains both in vitro and in vivo...
May 19, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521455/kdm3a-promotes-inhibitory-cytokines-secretion-by-participating-in-tlr4-regulation-of-foxp3-transcription-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
#2
Yinan Li, Wei Yang, Bin Wu, Yaqing Liu, Dongbei Li, Yantong Guo, Haiying Fu, Yi Li
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a pattern recognition receptors, a member of the Toll-like receptor family and it serves a role in innate and acquired immunity. It has previously been reported that TLR4 was overexpressed in a variety of tumor tissues and cells, including colorectal cancer, gastric cancer and ovarian cancer. In the tumor microenvironment, the TLR4 signaling pathway may be activated in order to upregulate forkhead box P3 (Foxp3) expression in regulatory T cells (Tregs), and thus enhance the immunosuppressive function of Tregs...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513825/loss-of-tet1-facilitates-dld1-colon-cancer-cell-migration-via-h3k27me3-mediated-down-regulation-of-e-cadherin
#3
Zhen Zhou, Hong-Sheng Zhang, Yang Liu, Zhong-Guo Zhang, Guang-Yuan Du, Hu Li, Xiao-Ying Yu, Ying-Hui Huang
Epigenetic modifications such as histone modifications and cytosine hydroxymethylation are linked to tumorigenesis. Loss of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) by ten-eleven translocation 1 (TET1) down-regulation facilitates tumor initiation and development. However, the mechanisms by which loss of TET1 knockdown promotes malignancy development remains unclear. Here, we report that TET1 knockdown induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and increased cancer cell growth, migration and invasion in DLD1 cells...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512473/vitamin-c-in-stem-cell-biology-impact-on-extracellular-matrix-homeostasis-and-epigenetics
#4
REVIEW
Cristina D'Aniello, Federica Cermola, Eduardo Jorge Patriarca, Gabriella Minchiotti
Transcription factors and signaling molecules are well-known regulators of stem cell identity and behavior; however, increasing evidence indicates that environmental cues contribute to this complex network of stimuli, acting as crucial determinants of stem cell fate. l-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C (VitC)) has gained growing interest for its multiple functions and mechanisms of action, contributing to the homeostasis of normal tissues and organs as well as to tissue regeneration. Here, we review the main functions of VitC and its effects on stem cells, focusing on its activity as cofactor of Fe(+2)/αKG dioxygenases, which regulate the epigenetic signatures, the redox status, and the extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, depending on the enzymes' subcellular localization...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507606/transcription-and-chromatin-determinants-of-de-novo-dna-methylation-timing-in-oocytes
#5
Lenka Gahurova, Shin-Ichi Tomizawa, Sébastien A Smallwood, Kathleen R Stewart-Morgan, Heba Saadeh, Jeesun Kim, Simon R Andrews, Taiping Chen, Gavin Kelsey
BACKGROUND: Gametogenesis in mammals entails profound re-patterning of the epigenome. In the female germline, DNA methylation is acquired late in oogenesis from an essentially unmethylated baseline and is established largely as a consequence of transcription events. Molecular and functional studies have shown that imprinted genes become methylated at different times during oocyte growth; however, little is known about the kinetics of methylation gain genome wide and the reasons for asynchrony in methylation at imprinted loci...
2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507144/critical-roles-of-dna-demethylation-in-the-activation-of-ripening-induced-genes-and-inhibition-of-ripening-repressed-genes-in-tomato-fruit
#6
Zhaobo Lang, Yihai Wang, Kai Tang, Dengguo Tang, Tatsiana Datsenka, Jingfei Cheng, Yijing Zhang, Avtar K Handa, Jian-Kang Zhu
DNA methylation is a conserved epigenetic mark important for genome integrity, development, and environmental responses in plants and mammals. Active DNA demethylation in plants is initiated by a family of 5-mC DNA glycosylases/lyases (i.e., DNA demethylases). Recent reports suggested a role of active DNA demethylation in fruit ripening in tomato. In this study, we generated loss-of-function mutant alleles of a tomato gene, SlDML2, which is a close homolog of the Arabidopsis DNA demethylase gene ROS1 In the fruits of the tomato mutants, increased DNA methylation was found in thousands of genes...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506929/inhibition-of-cell-proliferation-and-induction-of-autophagy-by-kdm2b-fbxl10-knockdown-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#7
Erhu Zhao, Chunling Tang, Xiaolan Jiang, Xiong Weng, Xiaoxia Zhong, Dunke Zhang, Jianbing Hou, Feng Wang, Mengying Huang, Hongjuan Cui
Gastric cancer is difficult to cure due to its clinical heterogeneity and the complexity of its molecular mechanisms. KDM2B, a member of the JHDM family, functions as a histone lysine demethylase. However, the role and mechanisms of KDM2B in gastric cancer have not been elucidated. Here, we showed that KDM2B is commonly expressed in gastric cancer cells. The downregulation of KDM2B immediately induces autophagy, followed by the inhibition of proliferation. The compound 3-methyladenine (3-MA), an inhibitor of autophagy, largely rescues autophagy and the inhibition of cell proliferation induced by KDM2B knockdown...
May 12, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504706/the-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-is-essential-for-haematopoietic-stem-cell-function
#8
Elena Ansó, Samuel E Weinberg, Lauren P Diebold, Benjamin J Thompson, Sébastien Malinge, Paul T Schumacker, Xin Liu, Yuannyu Zhang, Zhen Shao, Mya Steadman, Kelly M Marsh, Jian Xu, John D Crispino, Navdeep S Chandel
Adult and fetal haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) display a glycolytic phenotype, which is required for maintenance of stemness; however, whether mitochondrial respiration is required to maintain HSC function is not known. Here we report that loss of the mitochondrial complex III subunit Rieske iron-sulfur protein (RISP) in fetal mouse HSCs allows them to proliferate but impairs their differentiation, resulting in anaemia and prenatal death. RISP-null fetal HSCs displayed impaired respiration resulting in a decreased NAD(+)/NADH ratio...
May 15, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504057/molecular-dynamic-modeling-of-cyp51b-in-complex-with-azole-inhibitors
#9
Pan Gao, Yinglu Cui, Rongling Wu
Cytochrome P450 14α-sterol demethylase (CYP51), the key enzyme in sterol biosynthesis pathway, is an important target protein of cholesterol-lowering agents, antifungal drugs and herbicides. CYP51B enzyme is one of the CYP51 family members. In the present study, we have chosen four representative inhibitors of CYP51B: diniconazole(Din), fluconazole(Flu), tebuconazole(Teb), voriconazole(Vor) and launched to investigate the binding features of CYP51B-inhibitor and gating characteristics via molecular docking and molecular dynamics(MD) simulations...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501567/depletion-of-jmjd1c-impairs-adipogenesis-in-murine-3t3-l1-cells
#10
Florian Buerger, Silvana Müller, Nadja Ney, Juliane Weiner, John T Heiker, Sonja Kallendrusch, Peter Kovacs, Dorit Schleinitz, Joachim Thiery, Sonja C Stadler, Ralph Burkhardt
Differentiation of adipocytes is a highly regulated process modulated by multiple transcriptional co-activators and co-repressors. JMJD1C belongs to the family of jumonji C (jmjC) domain-containing histone demethylases and was originally described as a ligand-dependent co-activator of thyroid hormone and androgen receptors. Here, we explored the potential role of Jmjd1c in white adipocyte differentiation. To investigate the relevance of Jmjd1c in adipogenesis, murine 3T3-L1 preadipocyte cells with transient knock-down of Jmjd1c (3T3_Jmjd1c) were generated...
May 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499814/selected-cholesterol-biosynthesis-inhibitors-produce-accumulation-of-the-intermediate-ff-mas-that-targets-nucleus-and-activates-lxr%C3%AE-in-hepg2-cells
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Leonardo Gatticchi, Bruno Cerra, Paolo Scarpelli, Lara Macchioni, Bartolomeo Sebastiani, Antimo Gioiello, Rita Roberti
Sterol intermediates of the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway have drawn attention for novel biological activities. Follicular fluid meiosis activating sterol (FF-MAS) is a LXRα ligand and a potential modulator of physiologic processes regulated by nuclear receptors, such as lipid homeostasis and cell proliferation. In this work, we established a model to selectively accumulate FF-MAS in HepG2 cells, by using a combination of the inhibitors AY9944 and 17-hydroxyprogesterone to block C14-sterol reductases and the downstream C4-demethylase complex...
May 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499622/m-6-a-in-mrna-an-ancient-mechanism-for-fine-tuning-gene-expression
#12
REVIEW
Jean-Yves Roignant, Matthias Soller
Modifications in mRNA constitute ancient mechanisms to regulate gene expression post-transcriptionally. N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A) is the most prominent mRNA modification, and is installed by a large methyltransferase complex (the m(6)A 'writer'), not only specifically bound by RNA-binding proteins (the m(6)A 'readers'), but also removed by demethylases (the m(6)A 'erasers'). m(6)A mRNA modifications have been linked to regulation at multiple steps in mRNA processing. In analogy to the regulation of gene expression by miRNAs, we propose that the main function of m(6)A is post-transcriptional fine-tuning of gene expression...
May 9, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498828/kdm1a-lsd1-regulates-the-differentiation-and-maintenance-of-spermatogonia-in-mice
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Dexter A Myrick, Michael A Christopher, Alyssa M Scott, Ashley K Simon, Paul G Donlin-Asp, William G Kelly, David J Katz
The proper regulation of spermatogenesis is crucial to ensure the continued production of sperm and fertility. Here, we investigated the function of the H3K4me2 demethylase KDM1A/LSD1 during spermatogenesis in developing and adult mice. Conditional deletion of Kdm1a in the testis just prior to birth leads to fewer spermatogonia and germ cell loss before 3 weeks of age. These results demonstrate that KDM1A is required for spermatogonial differentiation, as well as germ cell survival, in the developing testis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496451/genome-wide-identification-of-histone-modifiers-and-their-expression-patterns-during-fruit-abscission-in-litchi
#14
Manjun Peng, Peiyuan Ying, Xuncheng Liu, Caiqin Li, Rui Xia, Jianguo Li, Minglei Zhao
Modifications to histones, including acetylation and methylation processes, play crucial roles in the regulation of gene expression in plant development as well as in stress responses. However, limited information on the enzymes catalyzing histone acetylation and methylation in non-model plants is currently available. In this study, several histone modifier (HM) types, including six histone acetyltransferases (HATs), 11 histone deacetylases (HDACs), 48 histone methyltransferases (HMTs), and 22 histone demethylases (HDMs), are identified in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492139/histone-demethylase-jarid1b-is-overexpressed-in-osteosarcoma-and-upregulates-cyclin-d1-expression-via-demethylation-of-h3k27me3
#15
Wei Wang, Ke Zheng, Yi Pei, XiaoJing Zhang
JARID1B has been proven up-regulated in many human malignancies and correlated with tumor progression. However, its expression and clinical significance in osteosarcoma is still unclear. Thus, the aim of this study was to explore the effects of JARID1B in osteosarcoma tumorigenesis and development. In this study, we found that the expression levels of JARID1B in osteosarcoma tissues were significantly higher than those in corresponding noncancerous bone tissues. In addition, JARID1B up-regulation more frequently occurred in osteosarcoma specimens with poor prognosis...
May 11, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491098/epigenetic-manipulation-facilitates-the-generation-of-skeletal-muscle-cells-from-pluripotent-stem-cells
#16
REVIEW
Tomohiko Akiyama, Shunichi Wakabayashi, Atsumi Soma, Saeko Sato, Yuhki Nakatake, Mayumi Oda, Miyako Murakami, Miki Sakota, Nana Chikazawa-Nohtomi, Shigeru B H Ko, Minoru S H Ko
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) have the capacity to differentiate into essentially all cell types in the body. Such differentiation can be directed to specific cell types by appropriate cell culture conditions or overexpressing lineage-defining transcription factors (TFs). Especially, for the activation of myogenic program, early studies have shown the effectiveness of enforced expression of TFs associated with myogenic differentiation, such as PAX7 and MYOD1. However, the efficiency of direct differentiation was rather low, most likely due to chromatin features unique to hPSCs, which hinder the access of TFs to genes involved in muscle differentiation...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487543/kdm6b-modulates-mapk-pathway-mediating-multiple-myeloma-cell-growth-and-survival
#17
H Ohguchi, T Harada, M Sagawa, S Kikuchi, Y-T Tai, P G Richardson, T Hideshima, K C Anderson
Recent studies have delineated cancer type-specific roles of histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27) demethylase KDM6B/JMJD3 depending on its H3K27 demethylase activity. Here we show that KDM6B is expressed in multiple myeloma (MM); and that shRNA-mediated knockdown and CRISPR-mediated knockout of KDM6B abrogate MM cell growth and survival. TNFα or bone marrow stromal cell culture supernatants induce KDM6B, which is blocked by IKKβ inhibitor MLN120B, suggesting KDM6B is regulated by NF-κB signaling in MM cells. RNA-sequencing and subsequent ChIP-qPCR analyses reveal that KDM6B is recruited to the loci of genes encoding components of MAPK signaling pathway including ELK1 and FOS, and upregulates these genes expression without affecting H3K27 methylation level...
May 10, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486922/an-overview-on-screening-methods-for-lysine-specific-demethylase-1-lsd1-inhibitors
#18
Yi-Chao Zheng, Jiao Chang, Ting Zhang, Feng-Zhi Suo, Xiao-Bing Chen, Ying Liu, Bing Zhao, Bin Yu, Hong-Min Liu
BACKGROUND: In the past few years, lots of attention has been given to the identification and characterization of selective and potent inhibitors of the first identified histone demethylase LSD1, which may erase mono- and di-methylated histone 3 lysine 4 and 9. As the aberrant overexpression of LSD1 is involved in various pathological processes, especially cancer, obtaining selective and potent LSD1 inhibitors has emerged as a crucial issue in medicinal chemistry research. METHOD: Until now, several LSD1 inhibitor screening models have been established, including enzyme coupled assay, LC-MS based assay, FRET based assay...
May 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486145/effects-of-florfenicol-on-the-antioxidant-status-detoxification-system-and-biomolecule-damage-in-the-swimming-crab-portunus-trituberculatus
#19
Xianyun Ren, Zhuqing Wang, Baoquan Gao, Ping Liu, Jian Li
Florfenicol (FLR) is the most commonly used antibacterial agent in aquaculture because of its wide spectrum of activity and few side-effects. We characterized the toxicokinetics of FLR in the swimming crab (Portunus trituberculatus) after intravenous (IV) dosing (20, 40 and 80mg/kg). The results showed that FLR significantly suppressed the antioxidant system of the hepatopancreas. FLR induced transcriptional expression of phase I and phase II detoxification genes (CYP3 and GST, respectively) in a dose- and clearance time-dependent manner and altered the expression of their corresponding enzymes (erythromycin N-demethylase and glutathione S-transferase, respectively)...
May 6, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485572/citrullination-methylation-crosstalk-on-histone-h3-regulates-er-target-gene-transcription
#20
Kathleen W Clancy, Anna-Maria Russell, Venkataraman Subramanian, Hannah Nguyen, Yuewei Qian, Robert M Campbell, Paul R Thompson
Posttranslational modifications of histone tails are a key contributor to epigenetic regulation. Histone H3 Arg26 and Lys27 are both modified by multiple enzymes, and their modifications have profound effects on gene expression. Citrullination of H3R26 by PAD2 and methylation of H3K27 by PRC2 have opposing downstream impacts on gene regulation; H3R26 citrullination activates gene expression, and H3K27 methylation represses gene expression. Both of these modifications are drivers of a variety of cancers, and their writer enzymes, PAD2 and EZH2, are the targets of drug therapies...
May 9, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
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