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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105774/stiffness-controlled-thermoresponsive-hydrogels-for-cell-harvesting-with-sustained-mechanical-memory
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Xingliang Fan, Lu Zhu, Ke Wang, Bingjie Wang, Yaozu Wu, Wei Xie, Chengyu Huang, Barbara Pui Chan, Yanan Du
Most mechanobiological investigations focused on in situ mechanical regulation of cells on stiffness-controlled substrates with few downstream applications, as it is still challenging to harvest and expand mechanically primed cells by enzymatic digestion (e.g., trypsin) without interrupting cellular mechanical memory between passages. This study develops thermoresponsive hydrogels with controllable stiffness to generate mechanically primed cells with intact mechanical memory for augmented wound healing. No significant cellular property alteration of the fibroblasts primed on thermoresponsive hydrogels with varied stiffness has been observed through thermoresponsive harvesting...
January 20, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089671/pdgfr%C3%AE-cells-in-embryonic-stem-cell-cultures-represent-the-in%C3%A2-vitro-equivalent-of-the-pre-implantation-primitive-endoderm-precursors
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Antonio Lo Nigro, Anchel de Jaime-Soguero, Rita Khoueiry, Dong Seong Cho, Giorgia Maria Ferlazzo, Ilaria Perini, Vanesa Abon Escalona, Xabier Lopez Aranguren, Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes, Kian Peng Koh, Pier Giulio Conaldi, Wei-Shou Hu, An Zwijsen, Frederic Lluis, Catherine M Verfaillie
In early mouse pre-implantation development, primitive endoderm (PrE) precursors are platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα) positive. Here, we demonstrated that cultured mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) express PDGFRα heterogeneously, fluctuating between a PDGFRα+ (PrE-primed) and a platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule 1 (PECAM1)-positive state (epiblast-primed). The two surface markers can be co-detected on a third subpopulation, expressing epiblast and PrE determinants (double-positive)...
January 5, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076901/nuclear-factor-one-transcription-factors-as-epigenetic-regulators-in-cancer
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Mitchell Fane, Lachlan Harris, Aaron G Smith, Michael Piper
Tumour heterogeneity poses a distinct obstacle to therapeutic intervention. While the initiation of tumours across various physiological systems is frequently associated with signature mutations in genes that drive proliferation and bypass senescence, increasing evidence suggests that tumour progression and clonal diversity is driven at an epigenetic level. The tumour microenvironment plays a key role in driving diversity as cells adapt to demands during tumour growth, and is thought to drive certain subpopulations back to a stem cell-like state...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065711/a-comparison-of-the-effects-of-male-pheromone-priming-and-optogenetic-inhibition-of-accessory-olfactory-bulb-forebrain-inputs-on-the-sexual-behavior-of-estrous-female-mice
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E A McCarthy, T Kunkhyen, W J Korzan, A Naik, A Maqsudlu, J A Cherry, M J Baum
Previous research has shown that repeated testing with a stimulus male is required for ovariectomized, hormone-primed female mice to become sexually receptive (show maximal lordosis quotients; LQs) and that drug-induced, epigenetic enhancement of estradiol receptor function accelerated the improvement in LQs otherwise shown by estrous females with repeated testing. We asked whether pre-exposure to male pheromones ('pheromone priming') would also accelerate the improvement in LQs with repeated tests and whether optogenetic inhibition of accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) projection neurons could inhibit lordosis in sexually experienced estrous female mice...
January 5, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064082/novel-flavonol-analogues-as-potential-inhibitors-of-jmjd3-histone-demethylase-a-study-based-on-molecular-modelling
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Sanchari Basu Mallik, Aravinda Pai, Rekha R Shenoy, B S Jayashree
Epigenetic modulation of gene expression has drawn enormous attention among researchers globally in the present scenario. Since their discovery, Jmj-C histone demethylases were identified as useful markers in understanding the role of epigenetics in inflammatory conditions and in cancer as well. This has created arousal of interest in search of suitable candidates. Potential inhibitors from various other scaffolds such as hydroxyquinolines, hydroxamic acids and triazolopyridines have already been identified and reported...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059702/cdk-regulated-dimerization-of-m18bp1-on-a-mis18-hexamer-is-necessary-for-cenp-a-loading
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Dongqing Pan, Kerstin Klare, Arsen Petrovic, Annika Take, Kai Walstein, Priyanka Singh, Arnaud Rondelet, Alexander W Bird, Andrea Musacchio
Centromeres are unique chromosomal loci that promote the assembly of kinetochores, macromolecular complexes that bind spindle microtubules during mitosis. In most organisms, centromeres lack defined genetic features. Rather, they are specified epigenetically by a centromere-specific histone H3 variant, CENP-A. The Mis18 complex, comprising the Mis18α:Mis18β subcomplex and M18BP1, is crucial for CENP-A homeostasis. It recruits the CENP-A-specific chaperone HJURP to centromeres and primes it for CENP-A loading...
January 6, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059436/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-suppresses-chondrosarcoma-cell-growth-via-regulation-of-yap-p21-c-myc-signaling
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Huan-Tian Zhang, Tao Gui, Yuan Sang, Jie Yang, Yu-Hang Li, Gui-Hong Liang, Thomas Li, Qing-Yu He, Zhen-Gang Zha
Chondrosarcoma, the second-most frequent primary bone malignancy, is generally more resistant to conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Therefore, the development of an effective adjuvant therapy is necessary. Recently, targeting the epigenetic regulator such as bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) proteins has achieved great success. For instance, the bromodomain inhibitor JQ1 has been shown to inhibit the growth of several cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo. Herein we demonstrated that JQ1 significantly inhibited chondrosarcoma cell growth and colony formation...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057215/the-role-of-epigenetic-regulation-in-transcriptional-memory-in-the-immune-system
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A M Woodworth, A F Holloway
The immune system is exquisitely poised to identify, respond to, and eradicate pathogens from the body, as well as to produce a more rapid and augmented response to a subsequent encounter with the pathogen. These cellular responses rely on the highly coordinated and rapid activation of gene expression programs as well as the ability of the cell to retain a memory of the initial gene response. It is clear that chromatin structure and epigenetic mechanisms play a crucial role in determining these gene responses, and in fact the immune system has proved an instructive model for investigating the multifaceted mechanisms through which the chromatin landscape contributes to gene expression programs...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026028/chromatin-priming-elements-establish-immunological-memory-in-t-cells-without-activating-transcription-t-cell-memory-is-maintained-by-dna-elements-which-stably-prime-inducible-genes-without-activating-steady-state-transcription
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Sarah L Bevington, Pierre Cauchy, Peter N Cockerill
We have identified a simple epigenetic mechanism underlying the establishment and maintenance of immunological memory in T cells. By studying the transcriptional regulation of inducible genes we found that a single cycle of activation of inducible factors is sufficient to initiate stable binding of pre-existing transcription factors to thousands of newly activated distal regulatory elements within inducible genes. These events lead to the creation of islands of active chromatin encompassing nearby enhancers, thereby supporting the accelerated activation of inducible genes, without changing steady state levels of transcription in memory T cells...
December 27, 2016: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025937/dna-methylation-is-correlated-with-pluripotency-of-stem-cells
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Ruofeng Wang, Tianqing Li
Pluripotency of stem cells is an important scientific issue and is attracting great interests for the broader community, especially for regenerative medicine field. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) in mammalians are defined as naive- and primed-states according to their varieties in cellular, molecular, epigenetic and functional states, respectively. Numerous studies have shown that pluripotency and naive characteristics of PSCs are closely associated with cell DNA methylation. However, the mechanisms, which are involved in methylation modifications of naive ground, are still one of important scientific issues for primate naive PSCs because of lack of widely accepted culture condition...
December 26, 2016: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018147/receptor-signaling-directs-global-recruitment-of-pre-existing-transcription-factors-to-inducible-elements
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REVIEW
Peter N Cockerill
Gene expression programs are largely regulated by the tissue-specific expression of lineage-defining transcription factors or by the inducible expression of transcription factors in response to specific stimuli. Here I will review our own work over the last 20 years to show how specific activation signals also lead to the wide-spread re-distribution of pre-existing constitutive transcription factors to sites undergoing chromatin reorganization. I will summarize studies showing that activation of kinase signaling pathways creates open chromatin regions that recruit pre-existing factors which were previously unable to bind to closed chromatin...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018145/epigenetics-of-renal-development-and-disease
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REVIEW
Sylvia A Hilliard, Samir S El-Dahr
An understanding of epigenetics is indispensable to our understanding of gene regulation under normal and pathological states. This knowledge will help with designing better therapeutic approaches in regenerative tissue medicine. Epigenetics allows us to parse out the mechanisms by which transcriptional regulators gain access to specific gene loci thereby imprinting epigenetic information affecting chromatin function. This epigenetic memory forms the basis of cell lineage specification in multicellular organisms...
December 2016: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013279/inducible-transposition-of-a-heat-activated-retrotransposon-in-tissue-culture
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Yukari Masuta, Kosuke Nozawa, Hiroki Takagi, Hiroki Yaegashi, Keisuke Tanaka, Tasuku Ito, Hideyuki Saito, Hisato Kobayashi, Wataru Matsunaga, Seiji Masuda, Atsushi Kato, Hidetaka Ito
A transposition of a heat-activated retrotransposon named ONSEN required compromise of a small RNA-mediated epigenetic regulation that includes RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) machinery after heat treatment. In the current study, we analyzed the transcriptional and transpositional activation of ONSEN to better understand the underlying molecular mechanism involved in the maintenance and/or induction of transposon activation in plant tissue culture. We found the transposition of heat-primed ONSEN during tissue culture independently of RdDM mutation...
December 23, 2016: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012783/epigenetic-regulation-of-redox-signaling-in-diabetic-retinopathy-role-of-nrf2
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REVIEW
Renu A Kowluru, Manish Mishra
Diabetic retinopathy is a major vision threatening disease among working age adults, and increased oxidative stress is one of the prime causative factors in its pathogenesis. Increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the cytosol damage mitochondria, and due to compromised antioxidant signaling system and dysfunctional mitochondria with damaged mitochondrial DNA, ROS continue to pile up, accelerating capillary cell loss. In addition to other cellular and enzymatic defense systems, the retina is also equipped with the nuclear erythroid-2-p45-related factor-2 (Nrf2) antioxidant response element signaling pathway, which controls the expression of genes important in detoxification and elimination of ROS...
December 22, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965357/activin-smad2-induced-h3k27me3-reduction-is-crucial-to-initiate-mesendoderm-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Lu Wang, Xuanhao Xu, Yaqiang Cao, Zhongwei Li, Hao Cheng, Gaoyang Zhu, Fuyu Duan, Jie Na, Jing-Dong J Han, Ye-Guang Chen
Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into mesendoderm (ME) is directed by extrinsic signals and intrinsic epigenetic modifications. However, the dynamics of these epigenetic modifications and the mechanisms by which extrinsic signals regulate the epigenetic modifications during the initiation of ME differentiation remain elusive. In this study, we report that levels of H3K27me3 decrease during ME initiation, which is essential for subsequent differentiation induced by the combined effects of Activin and Wnt signaling...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920256/a-transcription-factor-pulse-can-prime-chromatin-for-heritable-transcriptional-memory
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Aimee Iberg-Badeaux, Samuel Collombet, Benoit Laurent, Chris van Oevelen, Kuo-Kai Chin, Denis Thieffry, Thomas Graf, Shi Yang
Short-term and long-term transcriptional memory is the phenomenon whereby the kinetics or magnitude of gene induction is enhanced following a prior induction period. Short-term memory persists within one cell generation or in post-mitotic cells, while long-term memory can survive multiple rounds of cell division. We have developed a tissue culture model to study the epigenetic basis for long-term transcriptional memory (LTTM), and subsequently used this model to better understand the epigenetic mechanisms that enable heritable memory of temporary stimuli...
December 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913794/tlr-ligands-but-not-modulators-of-histone-modifiers-can-induce-the-complex-immune-response-pattern-of-endotoxin-tolerance-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Juliane Günther, Wolfram Petzl, Holm Zerbe, Hans-Joachim Schuberth, Hans-Martin Seyfert
Excessive stimulation of the TLR4 axis through LPS reduces the expression of some cytokine genes in immune cells, while stimulating the expression of immune defense genes during a subsequent bacterial infection. This endotoxin tolerance (ET) is mediated via epigenetic mechanisms. Priming the udder of cows with LPS was shown to induce ET in mammary epithelial cells (MEC), thereby protecting the udder against reinfection for some time. Seeking alternatives to LPS priming we tried to elicit ET by priming MEC with either lipopeptide (Pam2CSK4) via the TLR2/6 axis or inhibitors of histone-modifying enzymes...
December 1, 2016: Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866876/prdm14-drives-oct3-4-recruitment-via-active-demethylation-in-the-transition-from-primed-to-naive-pluripotency
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Naoki Okashita, Yoshiaki Suwa, Osamu Nishimura, Nao Sakashita, Mitsutaka Kadota, Go Nagamatsu, Masanori Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kashida, Ayaka Nakajima, Makoto Tachibana, Yoshiyuki Seki
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are specified from epiblast cells in mice. Genes associated with naive pluripotency are repressed in the transition from inner cell mass to epiblast cells, followed by upregulation after PGC specification. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the reactivation of pluripotency genes are poorly characterized. Here, we exploited the in vitro differentiation of epiblast-like cells (EpiLCs) from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) to elucidate the molecular and epigenetic functions of PR domain-containing 14 (PRDM14)...
December 13, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836862/phase-i-study-of-epigenetic-priming-with-azacitidine-prior-to-standard-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-patients-with-resectable-gastric-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Bryan J Schneider, Manish A Shah, Kelsey Klute, Allyson Ocean, Elizabeta Popa, Nasser K Altorki, Michael D Lieberman, Andrew Schreiner, Rhonda K Yantiss, Paul J Christos, Romae Palmer, Agnes Viale, Daoqi You, Pouneh Kermani, Joseph M Scandura
PURPOSE: Epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) is an acquired abnormality observed in cancer and is prototypically linked to DNA methylation. We postulated that pre-treatment (priming) with 5-azacitidine would increase the efficacy of chemotherapy by reactivating TSGs. This study was conducted to identify a tolerable dose of 5-azacitidine prior to EOX (epirubicin, oxaliplatin, capecitabine) neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with locally-advanced esophageal/gastric adenocarcinoma (EGC)...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791594/potential-relevance-of-micrornas-in-inter-species-epigenetic-communication-and-implications-for-disease-pathogenesis
#20
Pál Perge, Zoltán Nagy, Ábel Decmann, Ivan Igaz, Peter Igaz
MicroRNAs are short non-protein coding RNA molecules involved in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression. Recently, extracellular microRNAs have been described in body fluids that might enable epigenetic communication between distant tissues. Being highly conserved molecules, exogenous xeno-microRNAs from different species could affect gene expression in the host even in a cross-kingdom fashion. Several data underline the relevance of microRNA-mediated communication between virus and host, and there are some experimental data showing that plant- or animal-derived dietary microRNAs might have gene expression modulating activity in humans...
October 28, 2016: RNA Biology
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