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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220356/overexpression-of-line-1-retrotransposons-in-autism-brain
#1
Svitlana Shpyleva, Stepan Melnyk, Oleksandra Pavliv, Igor Pogribny, S Jill James
Long interspersed nuclear elements-1 (LINE-1 or L1) are mobile DNA sequences that are capable of duplication and insertion (retrotransposition) within the genome. Recently, retrotransposition of L1 was shown to occur within human brain leading to somatic mosaicism in hippocampus and cerebellum. Because unregulated L1 activity can promote genomic instability and mutagenesis, multiple mechanisms including epigenetic chromatin condensation have evolved to effectively repress L1 expression. Nonetheless, L1 expression has been shown to be increased in patients with Rett syndrome and schizophrenia...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169523/the-suv39h1-protein-lysine-methyltransferase-methylates-chromatin-proteins-involved-in-heterochromatin-formation-and-vdj-recombination
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Srikanth Kudithipudi, Maren Kirstin Schuhmacher, Adam Fiseha Kebede, Albert Jeltsch
SUV39H1 is an H3K9 methyltransferase involved in the formation of heterochromatin. We investigated its substrate specificity profile and show recognition of H3 residues between K4 and G12 with highly specific readout of R8. The specificity profile of SUV39H1 is distinct from its paralog SUV39H2, indicating that they can have different additional substrates. Using the specificity profile, several novel SUV39H1 candidate substrates were identified. We observed methylation of 19 novel substrates at the peptide level and for 6 of them at the protein level...
February 7, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148216/histone-h3-lysine-27-trimethylation-leads-to-loss-of-mesendodermal-competence-during-gastrulation-in-zebrafish-ectodermal-cells
#3
Taishi Shiomi, Akihiko Muto, Shunya Hozumi, Hiroshi Kimura, Yutaka Kikuchi
Previous studies in Xenopus have shown that forced expression of Nodal signaling can change ectodermal cells to a mesodermal fate by the early gastrula stage, suggesting mesodermal competence in early ectoderm cells. This mesodermal competence in ectodermal cells has been shown to be regulated at the level of nucleocytoplasmic localization of Smad2 in Xenopus. However, the regulation of mesodermal competence through epigenetic mechanisms has not been fully elucidated. Here, we used a constitutively active form of zebrafish Smad2 (Smad2ca) to overcome the inhibition of Nodal signaling via the nuclear exclusion of Smad2...
February 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132817/systematic-mapping-of-rna-chromatin-interactions-in%C3%A2-vivo
#4
Bharat Sridhar, Marcelo Rivas-Astroza, Tri C Nguyen, Weizhong Chen, Zhangming Yan, Xiaoyi Cao, Lucie Hebert, Sheng Zhong
RNA molecules can attach to chromatin. It remains difficult to know what RNAs are associated with chromatin and where the genomic target loci of these RNAs are. Here, we present MARGI (mapping RNA-genome interactions), a technology to massively reveal native RNA-chromatin interactions from unperturbed cells. The gist of this technology is to ligate chromatin-associated RNAs (caRNAs) with their target genomic sequences by proximity ligation, forming RNA-DNA chimeric sequences, which are converted to a sequencing library for paired-end sequencing...
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118853/allele-specific-analysis-of-cell-fusion-mediated-pluripotent-reprograming-reveals-distinct-and-predictive-susceptibilities-of-human-x-linked-genes-to-reactivation
#5
Irene Cantone, Gopuraja Dharmalingam, Yi-Wah Chan, Anne-Celine Kohler, Boris Lenhard, Matthias Merkenschlager, Amanda G Fisher
BACKGROUND: Inactivation of one X chromosome is established early in female mammalian development and can be reversed in vivo and in vitro when pluripotency factors are re-expressed. The extent of reactivation along the inactive X chromosome (Xi) and the determinants of locus susceptibility are, however, poorly understood. Here we use cell fusion-mediated pluripotent reprograming to study human Xi reactivation and allele-specific single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to identify reactivated loci...
January 25, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100021/identifying-the-biphasic-role-of-calcineurin-nfat-signaling-enables-replacement-of-sox2-in-somatic-cell-reprogramming
#6
Sherif Khodeer, Takumi Era
Induction of pluripotency with defined factors (Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, c-Myc) raises hopes for successful clinical trials. Despite considerable efforts, the molecular mechanism of reprogramming remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to identify the role of calcineurin/nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) in reprogramming. Our results demonstrated a biphasic role for calcineurin/NFAT signaling during reprogramming. In the early phase of reprogramming, calcineurin activity is required to maintain proper cell cycle division and for mesenchymal-epithelial transition...
January 18, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091569/epigenetic-regulation-of-plasmodium-falciparum-clonally-variant-gene-expression-during-development-in-anopheles-gambiae
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Elena Gómez-Díaz, Rakiswendé S Yerbanga, Thierry Lefèvre, Anna Cohuet, M Jordan Rowley, Jean Bosco Ouedraogo, Victor G Corces
P. falciparum phenotypic plasticity is linked to the variant expression of clonal multigene families such as the var genes. We have examined changes in transcription and histone modifications that occur during sporogonic development of P. falciparum in the mosquito host. All var genes are silenced or transcribed at low levels in blood stages (gametocyte/ring) of the parasite in the human host. After infection of mosquitoes, a single var gene is selected for expression in the oocyst, and transcription of this gene increases dramatically in the sporozoite...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088184/anti-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-response-of-imiquimod-based-toll-like-receptor-7-ligand-in-hbv-positive-human-hepatocelluar-carcinoma-cell-line
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Dipanwita Das, Isha Sengupta, Neelakshi Sarkar, Ananya Pal, Debraj Saha, Manikankana Bandopadhyay, Chandrima Das, Jimmy Narayan, Shivaram Prasad Singh, Sekhar Chakrabarti, Runu Chakravarty
BACKGROUND: Toll like receptors (TLRs) play an important role in innate immunity and various studies suggest that TLRs play a crucial role in pathogenesis of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The present study aims in looking into the status of crucial host and viral gene expression on inciting TLR7. METHODS: The transcription of TLR7 pathway signaling molecules and HBV DNA viral load were quantified by Real Time-PCR after stimulation of TLR7 with its imiquimod based ligand, R837...
January 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068183/nucleolar-aggresomes-mediate-release-of-pericentric-heterochromatin-and-nuclear-destruction-of-genotoxically-treated-cancer-cells
#9
Kristine Salmina, Anda Huna, Inna Inashkina, Alexander Belyayev, Jekabs Krigerts, Ladislava Pastova, Alejandro Vazquez-Martin, Jekaterina Erenpreisa
The role of the nucleolus and autophagy in maintenance of nuclear integrity is poorly understood. In addition, the mechanisms of nuclear destruction in cancer cells senesced after conventional chemotherapy are unclear. In an attempt to elucidate these issues, we studied teratocarcinoma PA1 cells treated with Etoposide (ETO), focussing on the nucleolus. Following treatment, most cells enter G2 arrest, display persistent DNA damage and activate p53, senescence, and macroautophagy markers. 2-5 µm sized nucleolar aggresomes (NoA) containing fibrillarin (FIB) and damaged rDNA, colocalised with ubiquitin, pAMPK, and LC3-II emerge, accompanied by heterochromatin fragments, when translocated perinuclearly...
January 9, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060835/histone-h3k9-demethylase-jmjd2b-activates-adipogenesis-by-regulating-h3k9-methylation-on-ppar%C3%AE-and-c-ebp%C3%AE-during-adipogenesis
#10
Min-Kyung Jang, Ji-Hyun Kim, Myeong Ho Jung
Previous studies have shown that tri- or di-methylation of histone H3 at lysine 9 (H3K9me3/me2) on the promoter of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) and CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein α (C/EBPα) contribute to the repression of PPARγ and C/EBPα and inhibition of adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. The balance of histone methylation is regulated by histone methyltransferases and demethylases. However, it is poorly understood which demethylases are responsible for removing H3K9me3/me2 on the promoter of PPARγ and C/EBPα...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059589/an-hp1-isoform-specific-feedback-mechanism-regulates-suv39h1-activity-under-stress-conditions
#11
Helena Raurell-Vila, Laia Bosch-Presegue, Jessica Gonzalez, Noriko Kane-Goldsmith, Carmen Casal, Jeremy P Brown, Anna Marazuela-Duque, Prim B Singh, Lourdes Serrano, Alejandro Vaquero
The presence of H3K9me3 and heterochromatin protein 1 (HP1) are hallmarks of heterochromatin conserved in eukaryotes. The spreading and maintenance of H3K9me3 is effected by the functional interplay between the H3K9me3-specific histone methyltransferase Suv39h1 and HP1. This interplay is complex in mammals because the three HP1 isoforms, HP1α, β, and γ, are thought to play a redundant role in Suv39h1-dependent deposition of H3K9me3 in pericentric heterochromatin (PCH). Here, we demonstrate that despite this redundancy, HP1α and, to a lesser extent, HP1γ have a closer functional link to Suv39h1, compared to HP1β...
February 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051298/the-activity-of-jmjc-histone-lysine-demethylase-kdm4a-is-highly-sensitive-to-oxygen-concentrations
#12
Rebecca L Hancock, Norma Masson, Kate Dunne, Emily Flashman, Akane Kawamura
The JmjC histone lysine demethylases (KDMs) are epigenetic regulators involved in the removal of methyl groups from post-translationally modified lysyl residues within histone tails, modulating gene transcription. These enzymes require molecular oxygen for catalytic activity and, as 2-oxoglutarate (2OG)-dependent oxygenases, are related to the cellular oxygen sensing HIF hydroxylases PHD2 and FIH. Recent studies have indicated that the activity of some KDMs, including the pseudogene-encoded KDM4E, may be sensitive to changing oxygen concentrations...
February 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051130/the-histone-3-lysine-9-methyltransferase-inhibitor-chaetocin-improves-prognosis-in-a-rat-model-of-high-salt-diet-induced-heart-failure
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Tomohiko Ono, Naomi Kamimura, Tomohiro Matsuhashi, Toshihiro Nagai, Takahiko Nishiyama, Jin Endo, Takako Hishiki, Tsuyoshi Nakanishi, Noriaki Shimizu, Hirotoshi Tanaka, Shigeo Ohta, Makoto Suematsu, Masaki Ieda, Motoaki Sano, Keiichi Fukuda, Ruri Kaneda
Histone acetylation has been linked to cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. However, the pathological implications of changes in histone methylation and the effects of interventions with histone methyltransferase inhibitors for heart failure have not been fully clarified. Here, we focused on H3K9me3 status in the heart and investigated the effects of the histone H3K9 methyltransferase inhibitor chaetocin on prognoses in Dahl salt-sensitive rats, an animal model of chronic heart failure. Chaetocin prolonged survival and restored mitochondrial dysfunction...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045091/ctcf-interacts-with-the-lytic-hsv-1-genome-to-promote-viral-transcription
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Fengchao Lang, Xin Li, Olga Vladimirova, Benxia Hu, Guijun Chen, Yu Xiao, Vikrant Singh, Danfeng Lu, Lihong Li, Hongbo Han, J M A S P Wickramasinghe, Sheryl T Smith, Chunfu Zheng, Qihan Li, Paul M Lieberman, Nigel W Fraser, Jumin Zhou
CTCF is an essential chromatin regulator implicated in important nuclear processes including in nuclear organization and transcription. Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) is a ubiquitous human pathogen, which enters productive infection in human epithelial and many other cell types. CTCF is known to bind several sites in the HSV-1 genome during latency and reactivation, but its function has not been defined. Here, we report that CTCF interacts extensively with the HSV-1 DNA during lytic infection by ChIP-seq, and its knockdown results in the reduction of viral transcription, viral genome copy number and virus yield...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044967/-phosphorylation-of-repressive-histone-h3k9me3-is-required-for-hsv-1-reactivation
#15
Alberto L Epstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024297/variable-chromatin-structure-revealed-by-in-situ-spatially-correlated-dna-cleavage-mapping
#16
Viviana I Risca, Sarah K Denny, Aaron F Straight, William J Greenleaf
Chromatin structure at the length scale encompassing local nucleosome-nucleosome interactions is thought to play a crucial role in regulating transcription and access to DNA. However, this secondary structure of chromatin remains poorly understood compared with the primary structure of single nucleosomes or the tertiary structure of long-range looping interactions. Here we report the first genome-wide map of chromatin conformation in human cells at the 1-3 nucleosome (50-500 bp) scale, obtained using ionizing radiation-induced spatially correlated cleavage of DNA with sequencing (RICC-seq) to identify DNA-DNA contacts that are spatially proximal...
December 26, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978997/corrigendum-to-kdm4c-a-h3k9me3-histone-demethylase-is-involved-in-the-maintenance-of-human-escc-initiating-cells-by-epigenetically-enhancing-sox2-expression-neoplasia-18-2016-594-609
#17
Xiang Yuan, Jinyu Kong, Zhikun Ma, Na Li, Ruinuo Jia, Yiwen Liu, Fuyou Zhou, Qimin Zhan, Gang Liu, Shegan Gao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974220/histone-h3-lysine-9-acetylation-obstructs-atm-activation-and-promotes-ionizing-radiation-sensitivity-in-normal-stem-cells
#18
Barbara Meyer, Maria Rita Fabbrizi, Suyash Raj, Cheri L Zobel, Dennis E Hallahan, Girdhar G Sharma
Dynamic spatiotemporal modification of chromatin around DNA damage is vital for efficient DNA repair. Normal stem cells exhibit an attenuated DNA damage response (DDR), inefficient DNA repair, and high radiosensitivity. The impact of unique chromatin characteristics of stem cells in DDR regulation is not yet recognized. We demonstrate that murine embryonic stem cells (ES) display constitutively elevated acetylation of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9ac) and low H3K9 tri-methylation (H3K9me3). DNA damage-induced local deacetylation of H3K9 was abrogated in ES along with the subsequent H3K9me3...
December 13, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931518/vitamin-c-enhances-the-expression-of-il17-in-a-jmjd2-dependent-manner
#19
Mi Hye Song, Varun Sasidharan Nair, Kwon Ik Oh
Previously, we reported that vitamin C facilitates the CpG demethylation of Foxp3 enhancer in CD4+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) by enhancing the activity of a DNA demethylase ten-eleven-translocation (Tet). However, it is not clear whether vitamin C affects other helper T cell lineages like T helper type 17 (Th17) cells which are related with Tregs. Here, we show that the expression of interleukin-17A (IL17) increases with the treatment of vitamin C but not with other antioxidants. Interestingly, the upregulation of IL17 was not accompanied by DNA demethylation in Il17 promoter and was independent of Tet enzymes...
December 9, 2016: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927715/chromatin-environment-transcriptional-regulation-and-splicing-distinguish-lincrnas-and-mrnas
#20
Marta Melé, Kaia Mattioli, William Mallard, David M Shechner, Chiara Gerhardinger, John L Rinn
While long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs) and mRNAs share similar biogenesis pathways, these transcript classes differ in many regards. LincRNAs are less evolutionarily conserved, less abundant, and more tissue-specific, suggesting that their pre- and post-transcriptional regulation is different from that of mRNAs. Here, we perform an in-depth characterization of the features that contribute to lincRNA regulation in multiple human cell lines. We find that lincRNA promoters are depleted of transcription factor (TF) binding sites, yet enriched for some specific factors such as GATA and FOS relative to mRNA promoters...
January 2017: Genome Research
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