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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097489/enhanced-histone-acetylation-in-the-infralimbic-prefrontal-cortex-is-associated-with-fear-extinction
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Sarfraj Ahmad Siddiqui, Sanjay Singh, Vandana Ranjan, Rajesh Ugale, Sudipta Saha, Anand Prakash
The molecular processes that establish fear memory are complex and involve a combination of genetic and epigenetic influences. Dysregulation of these processes can manifest in humans as a range of fear-related anxiety disorders like post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). In the present study, immunohistochemistry for acetyl H3, H4, c-fos, CBP (CREB-binding protein) in the infralimbic prefrontal cortex (IL-PFC) and prelimbic prefrontal cortex (PL-PFC) of mPFC (medial prefrontal cortex) and basal amygdala (BA), lateral amygdala (LA), centrolateral amygdala (CeL), centromedial amygdala (CeM) of the amygdala was performed to link region-specific histone acetylation to fear and extinction learning...
January 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074830/tet1-in-nucleus-accumbens-opposes-depression-and-anxiety-like-behaviors
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Jian Feng, Catherine J Pena, Immanuel Purushothaman, Olivia Engmann, Deena Walker, Amber N Brown, Orna Issler, Marie Doyle, Eileen Harrigan, Ezekiell Mouzon, Vincent Vialou, Li Shen, Meelad M Dawlaty, Rudolf Jaenisch, Eric J Nestler
Depression is a leading cause of disease burden, yet current therapies fully treat <50% of affected individuals. Increasing evidence implicates epigenetic mechanisms in depression and antidepressant action. Here, we examined a possible role for the DNA dioxygenase, ten eleven translocation protein 1 (TET1), in depression-related behavioral abnormalities. We applied chronic social defeat stress, an ethologically validated mouse model of depression-like behaviors, and examined Tet1 expression changes in nucleus accumbens (NAc), a key brain reward region...
January 11, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072604/epigenetic-upregulation-of-cxcl12-expression-mediates-anti-tubulin-chemotherapeutics-induced-neuropathic-pain
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Ting Xu, Xiao-Long Zhang, Han-Dong Ou-Yang, Zhen-Yu Li, Cui-Cui Liu, Zhen-Zhen Huang, Jing Xu, Jia-You Wei, Bi-Lin Nie, Chao Ma, Shao-Ling Wu, Wen-Jun Xin
Clinically, Microtubule-targeted agents-induced neuropathic pain hampers chemotherapeutics for cancer patients. Here, we found that application of paclitaxel or vincristine increased the protein and mRNA expression of CXCL12, and frequency and amplitude of miniature excitatory post synaptic currents (mEPSCs) in spinal dorsal horn neurons. Spinal local application of CXCL12 induced the long-term potentiation (LTP) of nociceptive synaptic transmission and increased the amplitude of mEPSCs. Inhibition of CXCL12 by using the transgenic mice (CXCL12) or neutralizing antibody or siRNA ameliorated the mEPSCs enhancement and mechanical allodynia...
January 7, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070808/combined-positive-effect-of-oocyte-extracts-and-brilliant-cresyl-blue-stained-recipient-cytoplasts-on-epigenetic-reprogramming-and-gene-expression-in-buffalo-nuclear-transfer-embryos
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E M Sadeesh, Shah Fozia, Kataria Meena
This study examined the effects of buffalo oocyte extracts (BOE) on donor cells reprogramming and molecular characterisation of oocytes screened via brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) staining and comparison of gene expression profiles of developmentally important genes in blastocysts from IVF and cloned derived from BOE treated donor cells with BCB selected recipient cytoplasts. Relative abundance (RA) of OCT4 and NANOG was increased (P < 0.05) and HDAC-1, DNMT-1, and DNMT-3A decreased (P < 0.05) in extract treated cells (ETCs)...
January 9, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070121/nrsf-dependent-epigenetic-mechanisms-contribute-to-programming-of-stress-sensitive-neurons-by-neonatal-experience-promoting-resilience
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A Singh-Taylor, J Molet, S Jiang, A Korosi, J L Bolton, Y Noam, K Simeone, J Cope, Y Chen, A Mortazavi, T Z Baram
Resilience to stress-related emotional disorders is governed in part by early-life experiences. Here we demonstrate experience-dependent re-programming of stress-sensitive hypothalamic neurons, which takes place through modification of neuronal gene expression via epigenetic mechanisms. Specifically, we found that augmented maternal care reduced glutamatergic synapses onto stress-sensitive hypothalamic neurons and repressed expression of the stress-responsive gene, Crh. In hypothalamus in vitro, reduced glutamatergic neurotransmission recapitulated the repressive effects of augmented maternal care on Crh, and this required recruitment of the transcriptional repressor repressor element-1 silencing transcription factor/neuron restrictive silencing factor (NRSF)...
January 10, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
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/28061977/the-big-role-of-small-rnas-in-anxiety-and-stress-related-disorders
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S Malan-Müller, S M J Hemmings
In the study of complex, heterogeneous disorders, such as anxiety and stress-related disorders, epigenetic factors provide an additional level of heritable complexity. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small, noncoding RNAs that function as epigenetic modulators of gene expression by binding to target messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and subsequently blocking translation or accelerating their degradation. In light of their abundance in the central nervous system (CNS) and their involvement in synaptic plasticity and neuronal differentiation, miRNAs represent an exciting frontier to be explored in the etiology and treatment of anxiety and stress-related disorders...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055011/neuronal-hemoglobin-affects-dopaminergic-cells-response-to-stress
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Marta Codrich, Maria Bertuzzi, Roberta Russo, Margherita Francescatto, Stefano Espinoza, Lorena Zentilin, Mauro Giacca, Daniela Cesselli, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Paolo Ascenzi, Silvia Zucchelli, Francesca Persichetti, Giampiero Leanza, Stefano Gustincich
Hemoglobin (Hb) is the major protein in erythrocytes and carries oxygen (O2) throughout the body. Recently, Hb has been found synthesized in atypical sites, including the brain. Hb is highly expressed in A9 dopaminergic (DA) neurons of the substantia nigra (SN), whose selective degeneration leads to Parkinson's disease (PD). Here we show that Hb confers DA cells' susceptibility to 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+)) and rotenone, neurochemical cellular models of PD. The toxic property of Hb does not depend on O2 binding and is associated with insoluble aggregate formation in the nucleolus...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053041/lhx2-interacts-with-the-nurd-complex-and-regulates-cortical-neuron-subtype-determinants-fezf2-and-sox11
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Bhavana Muralidharan, Zeba Khatri, Upasana Maheshwari, Ritika Gupta, Basabdatta Roy, Saurabh J Pradhan, Krishanpal Karmodiya, Hari Padmanabhan, Ashwin S Shetty, Chinthapalli Balaji, Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam, Jeffrey D Macklis, Sanjeev Galande, Shubha Tole
: In the developing cerebral cortex, sequential transcriptional programs take neuroepithelial cells from proliferating progenitors to differentiated neurons with unique molecular identities. The regulatory changes that occur in the chromatin of the progenitors are not well understood. During deep layer neurogenesis, we show that transcription factor LHX2 binds to distal regulatory elements of Fezf2 and Sox11, critical determinants of neuron subtype identity in the mouse neocortex. We demonstrate that LHX2 binds to the nucleosome remodeling and histone deacetylase histone remodeling complex subunits LSD1, HDAC2, and RBBP4, which are proximal regulators of the epigenetic state of chromatin...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034769/sfpq-associates-to-lsd1-and-regulates-the-migration-of-newborn-pyramidal-neurons-in-the-developing-cerebral-cortex
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K Saud, J Cánovas, C I Lopez, F A Berndt, E López, J C Maass, A Barriga, M Kukuljan
The development of the cerebral cortex requires the coordination of multiple processes ranging from the proliferation of progenitors to the migration and establishment of connectivity of the newborn neurons. Epigenetic regulation carried out by the COREST/LSD1 complex has been identified as a mechanism that regulates the development of pyramidal neurons of the cerebral cortex. We now identify the association of the multifunctional RNA-binding protein SFPQ to LSD1 during the development of the cerebral cortex...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030472/epigenetic-divergence-in-the-trpa1-promoter-correlates-with-pressure-pain-thresholds-in-healthy-individuals
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Sara Gombert, Mathias Rhein, Mirjam Eberhardt, Tino Münster, Stefan Bleich, Andreas Leffler, Helge Frieling
The expression pattern of important transduction molecules in nociceptive sensory neurons is likely to dictate pain sensitivity. While this notion is well established for increased pain sensitivities under conditions like inflammation and neuropathy, less is known as to which molecules are defining interindividual differences in pain sensitivity in healthy subjects. A genome-wide methylation analysis on monozygotic twins found that methylation of a CpG dinucleotide in the promoter of transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) is inversely associated with the threshold for heat-induced pain...
December 22, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024185/in-the-loop-how-chromatin-topology-links-genome-structure-to-function-in-mechanisms-underlying-learning-and-memory
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REVIEW
L Ashley Watson, Li-Huei Tsai
Different aspects of learning, memory, and cognition are regulated by epigenetic mechanisms such as covalent DNA modifications and histone post-translational modifications. More recently, the modulation of chromatin architecture and nuclear organization is emerging as a key factor in dynamic transcriptional regulation of the post-mitotic neuron. For instance, neuronal activity induces relocalization of gene loci to 'transcription factories', and specific enhancer-promoter looping contacts allow for precise transcriptional regulation...
December 23, 2016: Current Opinion in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017471/the-antisense-transcript-smn-as1-regulates-smn-expression-and-is-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Constantin d'Ydewalle, Daniel M Ramos, Noah J Pyles, Shi-Yan Ng, Mariusz Gorz, Celeste M Pilato, Karen Ling, Lingling Kong, Amanda J Ward, Lee L Rubin, Frank Rigo, C Frank Bennett, Charlotte J Sumner
The neuromuscular disorder spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most common inherited killer of infants, is caused by insufficient expression of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. SMA therapeutics development efforts have focused on identifying strategies to increase SMN expression. We identified a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) that arises from the antisense strand of SMN, SMN-AS1, which is enriched in neurons and transcriptionally represses SMN expression by recruiting the epigenetic Polycomb repressive complex-2...
January 4, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993690/a-seasonal-switch-in-histone-deacetylase-gene-expression-in-the-hypothalamus-and-their-capacity-to-modulate-nuclear-signaling-pathways
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Patrick N Stoney, Diana Rodrigues, Gisela Helfer, Thabat Khatib, Anna Ashton, Elizabeth A Hay, Robert Starr, Dagmara Kociszewska, Peter Morgan, Peter McCaffery
Seasonal animals undergo changes in physiology and behavior between summer and winter conditions. These changes are in part driven by a switch in a series of hypothalamic genes under transcriptional control by hormones and, of recent interest, inflammatory factors. Crucial to the control of transcription are histone deacetylases (HDACs), generally acting to repress transcription by local histone modification. Seasonal changes in hypothalamic HDAC transcripts were investigated in photoperiod-sensitive F344 rats by altering the day-length (photoperiod)...
December 18, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990351/epigenetic-profiling-reveals-a-developmental-decrease-in-promoter-accessibility-during-cortical-maturation-in-vivo
#15
Ishwariya Venkatesh, Matthew T Simpson, Denise M Coley, Murray G Blackmore
Axon regeneration in adult central nervous system (CNS) is limited in part by a developmental decline in the ability of injured neurons to re-express needed regeneration associated genes (RAGs). Adult CNS neurons may lack appropriate pro-regenerative transcription factors, or may display chromatin structure that restricts transcriptional access to RAGs. Here we performed epigenetic profiling around the promoter regions of key RAGs, and found progressive restriction across a time course of cortical maturation...
December 2016: Neuroepigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989838/opioid-gene-expression-changes-and-post-translational-histone-modifications-at-promoter-regions-in-the-rat-nucleus-accumbens-after-acute-and-repeated-3-4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine-mdma-exposure
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Francesca Felicia Caputi, Martina Palmisano, Lucia Carboni, Sanzio Candeletti, Patrizia Romualdi
The recreational drug of abuse 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) has been shown to produce neurotoxic damage and long-lasting changes in several brain areas. In addition to the involvement of serotoninergic and dopaminergic systems, little information exists about the contribution of nociceptin/orphaninFQ (N/OFQ)-NOP and dynorphin (DYN)-KOP systems in neuronal adaptations evoked by MDMA. Here we investigated the behavioral and molecular effects induced by acute (8mg/kg) or repeated (8mg/kg twice daily for seven days) MDMA exposure...
October 29, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986293/neurolsd1-splicing-generated-epigenetic-enhancer-of-neuroplasticity
#17
REVIEW
Francesco Rusconi, Barbara Grillo, Emanuela Toffolo, Andrea Mattevi, Elena Battaglioli
The acquisition and maintenance of the specific neuronal functions underlying learning, memory, and emotion require transduction of environmental stimuli into remodeling of neuronal circuitry. This process occurs via induction of plasticity-related transcriptional programs. The epigenetic enzyme lysine-specific demethylase-1 (LSD1), also known as lysine demethylase 1A (KDM1A), and its neurospecific splicing variant neuroLSD1 have been implicated in this process through an antagonistic mechanism. Specifically, LSD1/neuroLSD1 are involved in the negative and positive regulation of activity-evoked transcription of immediate early genes (IEGs) impacting memory formation and emotional behavior...
January 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981856/distinct-cellular-and-molecular-environments-support-aging-related-dna-methylation-changes-in-the-substantia-nigra
#18
Maria Fasolino, Shuo Liu, Yinsheng Wang, Zhaolan Zhou
AIM: We aimed to couple brain region-specific changes in global DNA methylation over aging to underlying cellular and molecular environments. MATERIALS & METHODS: We measured two major forms of DNA methylation and analyzed Dnmt, Tet and metabolite levels in the striatum and substantia nigra (SN) over aging in healthy male mice. RESULTS: The ratio of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine to 5-methylcytosine increases over aging in the SN, and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine increases preferentially in dopaminergic neurons...
January 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981510/aberrant-cpg-methylation-mediates-abnormal-transcription-of-mao-a-induced-by-acute-and-chronic-l-3-4-dihydroxyphenylalanine-administration-in-sh-sy5y-neuronal-cells
#19
Zhaofei Yang, Xuan Wang, Jian Yang, Min Sun, Yong Wang, Xiaomin Wang
L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-dopa) remains the most effective drug for therapy of Parkinson's disease (PD); however, long-term use of it causes serious side effects. L-dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) has consistently been related to L-dopa-derived excessive dopamine release, but the mechanisms have not been addressed very clear. Monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) is one of the key enzymes in dopamine metabolism and therefore may be involved in L-dopa-induced side effects. And, epigenetic modification controls MAO-A gene transcription...
December 15, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979736/the-expanding-horizon-of-micrornas-in-cellular-reprogramming
#20
REVIEW
Yogita K Adlakha, Pankaj Seth
Research over the last few years in cellular reprogramming has enlightened the magical potential of microRNAs (miRNAs) in changing the cell fate from somatic to pluripotent. Recent investigations on exploring the role(s) of miRNAs in somatic cell reprogramming revealed that they target a wide range of molecules and refine their protein output. This leads to fine tuning of distinct cellular processes including cell cycle, signalling pathways, transcriptional activation/silencing and epigenetic modelling. The concerted actions of miRNA on different pathways simultaneously strengthen the transition from a differentiated to de-differentiated state...
December 12, 2016: Progress in Neurobiology
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