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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732309/zebularine-induces-replication-dependent-double-strand-breaks-which-are-preferentially-repaired-by-homologous-recombination
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Manuel Luis Orta, Nuria Pastor, Estefanía Burgos-Morón, Inmaculada Domínguez, José Manuel Calderón-Montaño, Carlos Huertas Castaño, Miguel López-Lázaro, Thomas Helleday, Santiago Mateos
Zebularine is a second-generation, highly stable hydrophilic inhibitor of DNA methylation with oral bioavailability that preferentially target cancer cells. It acts primarily as a trap for DNA methyl transferases (DNMTs) protein by forming covalent complexes between DNMT protein and zebularine-substrate DNA. It's well documented that replication-blocking DNA lesions can cause replication fork collapse and thereby to the formation of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB). DSB are dangerous lesions that can lead to potentially oncogenic genomic rearrangements or cell death...
July 12, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720666/inactivation-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-reverts-aberrant-dna-methylation-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Na Shen, Fei Yan, Jiuxia Pang, Na Zhao, Naseema Gangat, Lai-Chu Wu, Ann M Bode, Aref Al-Kali, Mark R Litzow, Shujun Liu
Purpose: Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are frequently deregulated in leukemia, yet the biological consequences of this deregulation remain elusive. The mechanisms underlying aberrant methylation, a hallmark of leukemia, are not fully understood. Here we investigated the role of RTKs in methylation abnormalities and characterized the hypomethylating activities of RTK inhibitors.<br />Experimental Design: Whether and how RTKs regulate expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) as well as global and gene specific DNA methylation were examined...
July 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716037/phylogeny-expression-patterns-and-regulation-of-dna-methyltransferases-in-early-development-of-the-flatfish-solea-senegalensis
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Joana Firmino, Carlos Carballo, Paula Armesto, Marco A Campinho, Deborah M Power, Manuel Manchado
BACKGROUND: The identification of DNA methyltransferases (Dnmt) expression patterns during development and their regulation is important to understand the epigenetic mechanisms that modulate larval plasticity in marine fish. In this study, dnmt1 and dnmt3 paralogs were identified in the flatfish Solea senegalensis and expression patterns in early developmental stages and juveniles were determined. Additionally, the regulation of Dnmt transcription by a specific inhibitor (5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine) and temperature was evaluated...
July 17, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712054/alcohol-exposure-promotes-dna-methyltransferase-dnmt3a-upregulation-through-reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-mechanisms
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Federico Miozzo, Hélène Arnould, Aurélie de Thonel, Anne-Laure Schang, Délara Sabéran-Djoneidi, Anne Baudry, Benoît Schneider, Valérie Mezger
Abundant evidence has accumulated showing that fetal alcohol exposure broadly modifies DNA methylation profiles in the brain. DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), the enzymes responsible for DNA methylation, are likely implicated in this process. However, their regulation by ethanol exposure has been poorly addressed. Here, we show that alcohol exposure modulates DNMT protein levels through multiple mechanisms. Using a neural precursor cell line and primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), we found that ethanol exposure augments the levels of Dnmt3a, Dnmt3b, and Dnmt3l transcripts...
July 15, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709638/dna-methylation-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-kidney-injury-by-regulating-specific-genes-including-interferon-regulatory-factor-8
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Chunyuan Guo, Lirong Pei, Xiao Xiao, Qingqing Wei, Jian-Kang Chen, Han-Fei Ding, Shuang Huang, Guoping Fan, Huidong Shi, Zheng Dong
DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that regulates gene transcription without changing primary nucleotide sequences. In mammals, DNA methylation involves the covalent addition of a methyl group to the 5-carbon position of cytosine by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs). The change of DNA methylation and its pathological role in acute kidney injury (AKI) remain largely unknown. Here, we analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation during cisplatin-induced AKI by reduced representation bisulfite sequencing. This technique identified 215 differentially methylated regions between the kidneys of control and cisplatin-treated animals...
July 11, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692032/epigenetic-silencing-of-microrna-137-enhances-asct2-expression-and-tumor-glutamine-metabolism
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J Dong, D Xiao, Z Zhao, P Ren, C Li, Y Hu, J Shi, H Su, L Wang, H Liu, B Li, P Gao, G Qing
Tumor cells must activate specific transporters to meet their increased glutamine metabolic demands. Relative to other glutamine transporters, the ASC family transporter 2 (ASCT2, also called SLC1A5) is profoundly elevated in a wide spectrum of human cancers to coordinate metabolic reprogramming and malignant transformation. Understanding the molecular mechanisms whereby tumor cells frequently upregulate this transporter is therefore vital to develop potential strategies for transporter-targeted therapies. Combining in-silico algorithms with systemic experimental screening, we herein identify the tumor suppressor microRNA, miR-137, as an essential regulator that targets ASCT2 and cancer cell glutamine metabolism...
July 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689280/analysis-of-toxicity-effects-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-on-human-bronchial-epithelial-16hbe-cells
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Yue Ma, Yinsheng Guo, Shuang Wu, Ziquan Lv, Qian Zhang, Xing Xie, Yuebin Ke
Recent studies have indicated that Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), the most commonly used plasticizer in daily-life products, could be dispersed in indoor air and induce human exposure via inhalation. DEHP has been reported to have effects on the respiratory system in both animal and human researches. The toxicity effects of DEHP exposure on cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, apoptosis, global DNA methylation and the expression levels of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) were investigated in this study, using human epithelial cell line 16HBE as an in vitro model...
July 8, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652820/a-higher-degree-of-expression-of-dna-methyl-transferase-1-in-cervical-cancer-is-associated-with-poor-survival-outcome
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Chandrika J Piyathilake, Suguna Badiga, Samuel G Borak, Janaka Weragoda, Sejong Bae, Roland Matthews, Walter C Bell, Edward E Partridge
BACKGROUND: Even though novel therapies based on aberrant DNA methylation could be of particular importance for the treatment of cervical cancer (CC) because the oncoproteins E6/E7 of high-risk human papillomaviruses, the causative agents for developing CC, have the capacity to bind and upregulate DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), to our knowledge, no previous studies have evaluated the expression of this enzyme in CC in relation to survival outcomes. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the expression of DNMT1 in CC and its association with survival outcomes...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651214/dna-methylation-and-the-preservation-of-cell-identity
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Ozren Bogdanović, Ryan Lister
DNA methylation is a major epigenetic modification of vertebrate genomes that is mostly associated with transcriptional repression. During embryogenesis, DNA methylation together with other epigenetic factors plays an essential role in selecting and maintaining cell identity. Recent technological advances are now allowing for the exploration of this mark at unprecedented resolution. This has resulted in a wealth of studies describing the developmental roles of DNA methylation in various vertebrate model systems...
June 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627705/targeting-the-pd-l1-dnmt1-axis-in-acquired-resistance-to-sorafenib-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#10
Jianhua Liu, Yahui Liu, Lingyu Meng, Kai Liu, Bai Ji
Molecule-targeted therapy, such as sorafenib, is one of the effectively therapeutic options for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, acquired resistance to sorafenib has been found in some HCC patients, resulting in poor prognosis. It is reported that PD-L1 and DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) contribute to drug resistance. In this study, by inducing sorafenib-resistant HCC cell lines, we investigated their molecular and functional characteristics. Our data indicated that highly upregulated DNMT1 was positively correlated with PD-L1 overexpression in sorafenib-resistant HCC cells...
June 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603220/mir-6539-is-a-novel-mediator-of-somatic-cell-reprogramming-that-represses-the-translation-of-dnmt3b
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Fujia Wu, Li Tao, Shuai Gao, Likun Ren, Zhuqing Wang, Shumin Wang, Jianhui Tian, Lei An
Global DNA hypomethylation has been shown to be involved in the pluripotency of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Relatedly, DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) are believed to be a substantial barrier to genome-wide demethylation. There are two distinct stages of DNMT expression during iPS cell generation. In the earlier stage of reprogramming, the expression of DNMTs is repressed to overcome epigenetic barriers. During the late stage, the expression of DNMTs is upregulated to ensure iPS cells obtain the full pluripotency required for further development...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602611/dna-methyltransferases-modulate-hepatogenic-lineage-plasticity-of%C3%A2-mesenchymal-stromal-cells
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Chien-Wei Lee, Wei-Chih Huang, Hsien-Da Huang, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Jennifer H Ho, Muh-Hwa Yang, Vincent W Yang, Oscar K Lee
The irreversibility of developmental processes in mammalian cells has been challenged by rising evidence that de-differentiation of hepatocytes occurs in adult liver. However, whether reversibility exists in mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC)-derived hepatocytes (dHeps) remains elusive. In this study, we find that hepatogenic differentiation (HD) of MSCs is a reversible process and is modulated by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs). DNMTs are regulated by transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1), which in turn controls hepatogenic differentiation and de-differentiation...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583846/epigenetic-effects-of-inhibition-of-heat-shock-protein-90-hsp90-in-human-pancreatic-and-colon-cancer
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Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, Christina Wu, Neha Merchant, Zhengjia Chen, Gregory B Lesinski, Bassel F El-Rayes
Silencing of tumor suppressor and DNA repair genes through methylation plays a role in cancer development, growth and response to therapy in colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) regulates transcription of DNA methyltransferase enzymes (DNMT). In addition, DNMTs are client proteins of HSP90. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of HSP90 inhibition on DNA methylation in colorectal and pancreatic cancer cell lines. Our data shows that inhibition of HSP90 using ganetespib resulted in downregulation of mRNA and protein expression of DNMT1, DNMT3A, and DNMT3B in HT-29 and MIA PaCa-2 cell lines...
June 3, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574380/mthfr-gene-c677t-polymorphism-and-levels-of-dna-methyltrasferases-in-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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T Kvaratskhelia, E Kvaratskhelia, K Kankava, E Abzianidze
The aim of our study was to investigate the link between MTHFR gene C677T polymorphism and DNMTs levels in patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (SCH). In this study 19 adult patients with subclinical hypothyroidism and 19 healthy controls (mean age 31±5.5 and 33±5.1 years respectively) were recruited. All patients were diagnosed based on serum levels of TSH, FT4, anti-TG and anti-TPO antibodies. Written informed consents were obtained from all study subjects. Genomic DNA was extracted using Quick-DNA Universal Kit (Zymo Research, USA)...
April 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560437/the-expression-of-dna-methyltransferases3a-is-specifically-downregulated-in-chorionic-villi-of-early-embryo-growth-arrest-cases
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Huating Gu, Jing Gao, Weiwei Guo, Yu Zhou, Qingnuan Kong
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression pattern of four DNA methyltransferases (DNMT1, DNMT3A, DNMT3B and DNMT3L) in placenta chorionic villi of early embryo growth arrest patients. Chorionic villous specimens were obtained from 40 pregnant patients diagnosed with early embryo growth arrest and 40 healthy women who underwent selective pregnancy termination. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis were performed to characterize the mRNA and protein expression of DNMTs in chorionic villous cells...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548080/discovery-of-first-in-class-reversible-dual-small-molecule-inhibitors-against-g9a-and-dnmts-in-hematological-malignancies
#16
Edurne San José-Enériz, Xabier Agirre, Obdulia Rabal, Amaia Vilas-Zornoza, Juan A Sanchez-Arias, Estibaliz Miranda, Ana Ugarte, Sergio Roa, Bruno Paiva, Ander Estella-Hermoso de Mendoza, Rosa María Alvarez, Noelia Casares, Victor Segura, José I Martín-Subero, François-Xavier Ogi, Pierre Soule, Clara M Santiveri, Ramón Campos-Olivas, Giancarlo Castellano, Maite Garcia Fernandez de Barrena, Juan Roberto Rodriguez-Madoz, Maria José García-Barchino, Juan Jose Lasarte, Matias A Avila, Jose Angel Martinez-Climent, Julen Oyarzabal, Felipe Prosper
The indisputable role of epigenetics in cancer and the fact that epigenetic alterations can be reversed have favoured development of epigenetic drugs. In this study, we design and synthesize potent novel, selective and reversible chemical probes that simultaneously inhibit the G9a and DNMTs methyltransferase activity. In vitro treatment of haematological neoplasia (acute myeloid leukaemia-AML, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia-ALL and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma-DLBCL) with the lead compound CM-272, inhibits cell proliferation and promotes apoptosis, inducing interferon-stimulated genes and immunogenic cell death...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534825/a-novel-combination-of-withaferin-a-and-sulforaphane-inhibits-epigenetic-machinery-cellular-viability-and-induces-apoptosis-of-breast-cancer-cells
#17
Kendra J Royston, Neha Udayakumar, Kayla Lewis, Trygve O Tollefsbol
With cancer often classified as a disease that has an important epigenetic component, natural compounds that have the ability to regulate the epigenome become ideal candidates for study. Humans have a complex diet, which illustrates the need to elucidate the mechanisms of interaction between these bioactive compounds in combination. The natural compounds withaferin A (WA), from the Indian winter cherry, and sulforaphane (SFN), from cruciferous vegetables, have numerous anti-cancer effects and some report their ability to regulate epigenetic processes...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528402/impact-of-brown-rice-specific-%C3%AE-oryzanol-on-epigenetic-modulation-of-dopamine-d2-receptors-in-brain-striatum-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obesity-in-mice
#18
Chisayo Kozuka, Tadashi Kaname, Chigusa Shimizu-Okabe, Chitoshi Takayama, Masato Tsutsui, Masayuki Matsushita, Keiko Abe, Hiroaki Masuzaki
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Overeating of dietary fats causes obesity in humans and rodents. Recent studies in humans and rodents have demonstrated that addiction to fats shares a common mechanism with addiction to alcohol, nicotine and narcotics in terms of a dysfunction of brain reward systems. It has been highlighted that a high-fat diet (HFD) attenuates dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) signalling in the striatum, a pivotal regulator of the brain reward system, resulting in hedonic overeating. We previously reported that the brown rice-specific bioactive constituent γ-oryzanol attenuated the preference for an HFD via hypothalamic control...
August 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513272/neuronal-dna-methyltransferases-epigenetic-mediators-between-synaptic-activity-and-gene-expression
#19
Gonca Bayraktar, Michael R Kreutz
DNMT3A and 3B are the main de novo DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) in the brain that introduce new methylation marks to non-methylated DNA in postmitotic neurons. DNA methylation is a key epigenetic mark that is known to regulate important cellular processes in neuronal development and brain plasticity. Accumulating evidence disclosed rapid and dynamic changes in DNA methylation of plasticity-relevant genes that are important for learning and memory formation. To understand how DNMTs contribute to brain function and how they are regulated by neuronal activity is a prerequisite for a deeper appreciation of activity-dependent gene expression in health and disease...
May 1, 2017: Neuroscientist: a Review Journal Bringing Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458013/aberrant-methylation-of-runx3-is-present-in-aflatoxin-b1-induced-transformation-of-the-l02r-cell-line
#20
Shan Wang, Zhini He, Daochuan Li, Bo Zhang, Miao Li, Wenxue Li, Wei Zhu, Xiumei Xing, Xiaowen Zeng, Qing Wang, Guanghui Dong, Yongmei Xiao, Wen Chen, Liping Chen
Chronic exposure to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is linked to the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To identify differentially methylated genes involved in AFB1-induced cell transformation, we analyzed DNA methylation patterns in immortal human hepatocyte L02 cells expressing an oncogenic H-Ras allele (L02R cells) and AFB1-transformed L02R (L02RT-AFB1) cells by performing genome-wide methylation profiling. We treated L02R cells with 0.3μM AFB1 weekly and observed a transformed phenotype at the 17th week post-treatment...
June 15, 2017: Toxicology
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