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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049890/dna-methylation-signatures-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-a-lifestyle-intervention-for-women-at-midlife-a-pilot-rct
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Lisa M McEwen, Evan G Gatev, Meaghan J Jones, Julia L MacIsaac, Megan M McAllister, Rebecca E Goulding, Kenneth M Madden, Martin G Dawes, Michael S Kobor, Maureen C Ashe
OBJECTIVES: Physical activity confers many health benefits, but the underlying mechanisms require further exploration. In this pilot randomized controlled trial we tested the association between longitudinal measures of DNA methylation and changes in objective measures including physical activity, weight loss, and C-reactive protein levels in community-dwelling women aged 55 to 70 years. METHODS: We assessed DNA methylation from 20 healthy post-menopausal women (55-70 years of age), who did not have a mobility disability and allocated them to a group-based intervention, Everyday Activity Supports You (EASY), or a control group (monthly group-based health-related education sessions)...
October 19, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049850/-epigenetic-control-of-early-neurodegenerative-events-in-diabetic-retinopathy-by-the-histone-deacetylase-sirt6
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María A Zorrilla-Zubilete, Ada Yeste, Francisco J Quintana, Debra Toiber, Raul Mostoslavsky, Dafne M Silberman
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the common complications associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) and the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Recent research has demonstrated that DR is not only a microvascular disease but may be a result of neurodegenerative processes. Moreover, glucose-induced neuron and glial cell damage may occur shortly after the onset of diabetes which makes the disease hard to diagnose at early stages. SIRT6, a NAD-dependent sirtuin deacylase, modulates aging, energy metabolism and neurodegeneration...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046735/identification-of-a-key-role-of-widespread-epigenetic-drift-in-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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E Georg Luebeck, Kit Curtius, William D Hazelton, Sean Maden, Ming Yu, Prashanthi N Thota, Deepa T Patil, Amitabh Chak, Joseph E Willis, William M Grady
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have identified age-related changes in DNA methylation patterns in normal and cancer tissues in a process that is called epigenetic drift. However, the evolving patterns, functional consequences, and dynamics of epigenetic drift during carcinogenesis remain largely unexplored. Here we analyze the evolution of epigenetic drift patterns during progression from normal squamous esophagus tissue to Barrett's esophagus (BE) to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) using 173 tissue samples from 100 (nonfamilial) BE patients, along with publically available datasets including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046030/-immunopathology-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Nora Ernestina Martínez-Aguilar, María Eugenia Vargas-Camaño, Rogelio Ramsés Hernández-Pliego, Genny Margarita Chaia-Semerena, María Rosario Pérez-Chavira
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, preventable and treatable condition that has a complex pathophysiology and an even more complex immunopathological process. The purpose of this review was to analyze COPD immunopathological aspects, which was addressed by undertaking a literature search for the most relevant documents indexed in the PubMed database over the last 10 years. Different conclusions could be drawn: in COPD immunopathology there are immune and non-immune inflammatory changes with oxidative stress imbalance, there are alterations in the protease/anti-protease ratio caused by direct and indirect genetic and epigenetic-environmental defects; COPD produces irreversible tissue damage and chronic inflammation with tissue repair alteration, which induces chronic obstruction of the airway, bronchitis and systemic damage...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044988/age-associated-microrna-expression-in-human-peripheral-blood-is-associated-with-all-cause-mortality-and-age-related-traits
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Tianxiao Huan, George Chen, Chunyu Liu, Anindya Bhattacharya, Jian Rong, Brian H Chen, Sudha Seshadri, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Jane E Freedman, Martin G Larson, Joanne M Murabito, Daniel Levy
Recent studies provide evidence of correlations of DNA methylation and expression of protein-coding genes with human aging. The relations of microRNA expression with age and age-related clinical outcomes have not been characterized thoroughly. We explored associations of age with whole-blood microRNA expression in 5221 adults and identified 127 microRNAs that were differentially expressed by age at P < 3.3 × 10(-4) (Bonferroni-corrected). Most microRNAs were underexpressed in older individuals. Integrative analysis of microRNA and mRNA expression revealed changes in age-associated mRNA expression possibly driven by age-associated microRNAs in pathways that involve RNA processing, translation, and immune function...
October 17, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043077/recent-advances-in-understanding-werner-syndrome
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Raghavendra A Shamanna, Deborah L Croteau, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Vilhelm A Bohr
Aging, the universal phenomenon, affects human health and is the primary risk factor for major disease pathologies. Progeroid diseases, which mimic aging at an accelerated rate, have provided cues in understanding the hallmarks of aging. Mutations in DNA repair genes as well as in telomerase subunits are known to cause progeroid syndromes. Werner syndrome (WS), which is characterized by accelerated aging, is an autosomal-recessive genetic disorder. Hallmarks that define the aging process include genomic instability, telomere attrition, epigenetic alterations, loss of proteostasis, deregulation of nutrient sensing, mitochondrial dysfunction, cellular senescence, stem cell exhaustion, and altered intercellular communication...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037838/expression-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-cystatin-b-in-lung-cancer-and-colorectal-cancer
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Yunxia Ma, Yuan Chen, Iver Petersen
AIMS: Dysregulated expression of cystatin B (CSTB) has been implicated in various cancers. The aims of this study were to analyze the CSTB expression and investigate the epigenetic regulation of CSTB in lung and colon cancer cell lines, and also evaluate the clinical outcome of CSTB in primary lung and colorectal tumors. METHODS: CSTB expression in lung and colon cancer cell lines was analyzed by real-time RT-PCR and western blotting. Epigenetic regulation of CSTB was examined by demethylation, deacetylation tests and bisulfite sequencing (BS)...
June 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037408/epigenetic-control-of-cyp19a1a-expression-is-critical-for-high-temperature-induced-nile-tilapia-masculinization
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Yi Ya Wang, Li Xue Sun, Jia Jie Zhu, Yan Zhao, Hui Wang, Hong Jun Liu, Xiang Shan Ji
In fish species with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD) or genotypic sex determination plus temperature effects (GSD + TE), temperature can either affect sex differentiation or determine the sex. However, it is unknown if epigenetic control of cyp19a1a expression is critical for high temperature induced masculinization in the freshwater fish Nile tilapia. We analyzed the cyp19a1a DNA methylation levels in three age groups and found that they were lower in females than in males. At 8 months of age, males had DNA methylation levels of the cyp19a1a promoter that were almost twice as high as those of females...
October 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037228/neuroepigenetic-mechanisms-in-disease
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REVIEW
Michael A Christopher, Stephanie M Kyle, David J Katz
Epigenetics allows for the inheritance of information in cellular lineages during differentiation, independent of changes to the underlying genetic sequence. This raises the question of whether epigenetic mechanisms also function in post-mitotic neurons. During the long life of the neuron, fluctuations in gene expression allow the cell to pass through stages of differentiation, modulate synaptic activity in response to environmental cues, and fortify the cell through age-related neuroprotective pathways. Emerging evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation and histone modification permit these dynamic changes in gene expression throughout the life of a neuron...
October 16, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036576/currbs-simple-and-robust-evaluation-of-enzyme-combinations-for-reduced-representation-approaches
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Daniel E Martin-Herranz, António J M Ribeiro, Felix Krueger, Janet M Thornton, Wolf Reik, Thomas M Stubbs
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification in many species that is critical for development, and implicated in ageing and many complex diseases, such as cancer. Many cost-effective genome-wide analyses of DNA modifications rely on restriction enzymes capable of digesting genomic DNA at defined sequence motifs. There are hundreds of restriction enzyme families but few are used to date, because no tool is available for the systematic evaluation of restriction enzyme combinations that can enrich for certain sites of interest in a genome...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036316/the-role-of-small-rna-based-epigenetic-silencing-for-purifying-selection-on-transposable-elements-in-capsella-grandiflora
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Robert Horvath, Tanja Slotte
To avoid negative effects of transposable element (TE) proliferation, plants epigenetically silence TEs using a number of mechanisms, including RNA-directed DNA methylation. These epigenetic modifications can extend outside the boundaries of TE insertions and lead to silencing of nearby genes, resulting in a trade-off between TE silencing and interference with nearby gene regulation. Therefore, purifying selection is expected to remove silenced TE insertions near genes more efficiently and prevent their accumulation within a population...
September 27, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036193/gestational-age-related-patterns-of-amot-methylation-are-revealed-in-preterm-infant-endothelial-progenitors
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Giovanna Vinci, Christophe Buffat, Stéphanie Simoncini, Farid Boubred, Isabelle Ligi, Florent Dumont, Bernard Le Bonniec, Thierry Fournier, Daniel Vaiman, Françoise Dignat-George, Umberto Simeoni
OBJECTIVE: Preterm birth is associated with altered angiogenesis and with increased risk of cardiovascular dysfunction and hypertension at adulthood. We previously demonstrated that in preterm newborns circulating cord blood endothelial progenitor cells (ECFC), responsible for angio/vasculogenesis, are reduced in number and display altered angiogenic properties. Altered angiogenic function was associated with a decreased expression of pro-angiogenic genes, among which the AMOT gene which is a strong positive regulator of angiogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035692/the-development-of-chronic-physical-aggression-a-bio-psycho-social-model-for-the-next-generation-of-preventive-interventions
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Richard E Tremblay, Frank Vitaro, Sylvana M Côté
This review describes a bio-psycho-social approach to understanding and preventing the development of chronic physical aggression. The debate on the developmental origins of aggression has historically opposed genetic and environmental mechanisms. Recent studies have shown that the frequency of physical aggression peaks in early childhood and then decreases until old age. Molecular genetic studies and twin studies have confirmed important genetic influences. However, recent epigenetic studies have highlighted the important role of environments in gene expression and brain development...
October 16, 2017: Annual Review of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035198/affected-parent-sex-and-severity-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Kristen L Nowak, Michel Chonchol, Zhiying You, Malika Gupta, Berenice Gitomer
OBJECTIVE: Parental inheritance may differentially affect autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (-ADPKD) severity via genetic imprinting or in utero epigenetic modifications; however, evidence is inconsistent. We conducted a longitudinal retrospective cohort study to assess the association between sex of the affected parent and time to hypertension diagnosis, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and death in patients with the PKD1 genotype. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 814 individuals who participated in research at the University of Colorado were studied...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033781/direct-neuronal-reprogramming-for-disease-modeling-studies-using-patient-derived-neurons-what-have-we-learned
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REVIEW
Janelle Drouin-Ouellet, Karolina Pircs, Roger A Barker, Johan Jakobsson, Malin Parmar
Direct neuronal reprogramming, by which a neuron is formed via direct conversion from a somatic cell without going through a pluripotent intermediate stage, allows for the possibility of generating patient-derived neurons. A unique feature of these so-called induced neurons (iNs) is the potential to maintain aging and epigenetic signatures of the donor, which is critical given that many diseases of the CNS are age related. Here, we review the published literature on the work that has been undertaken using iNs to model human brain disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031946/spermatozoa-dna-methylation-patterns-differ-due-to-peripubertal-age-in-bulls
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Simon Lambert, Patrick Blondin, Christian Vigneault, Rémi Labrecque, Isabelle Dufort, Marc-André Sirard
In the dairy industry, using semen as soon as the bull is mature enough to produce it is advantageous for breeding purposes. Mammalian spermatogenesis is a hormone-dependent developmental program in which a complex cascade of events must take place to ensure that germ cells reach the proper stage of development at the proper time. Conventional indicators of semen quality such as sperm cell motility and viability usually improve as bulls mature, meeting quality criteria satisfactorily at around 16 months. Using semen before that age may affect embryo viability, but other changes occurring during the peripubertal period should be considered...
October 6, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030974/dopamine-transporter-gene-methylation-is-associated-with-nucleus-accumbens-activation-during-reward-processing-in-healthy-but-not-alcohol-dependent-individuals
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Christine Muench, Corinde E Wiers, Carlos R Cortes, Reza Momenan, Falk W Lohoff
BACKGROUND: Alcohol's reinforcement is mediated by dopamine signaling in the ventral striatum, which is modulated by the dopamine transporter (DAT). We hypothesized that methylomic variation in the DAT gene (SLC6A3) affects DAT expression thus contributing to differences in brain reward circuitry in individuals with alcohol dependence (ALC). METHODS: Blood from 45 recently detoxified ALC and 45 healthy control (HC) individuals was used to assess DNA methylation across 5 functional regions of SLC6A3...
October 14, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030699/prematurity-and-biliary-atresia-a-30-year-observational-study
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Natalie Durkin, Maesha Deheragoda, Mark Davenport
AIM OF STUDY: The diagnosis of biliary atresia (BA) remains challenging and delay can lead to significant morbidity with time to surgery a key factor in determining outcome. Prematurity may impact on outcome potentially delaying diagnosis. We sought to assess whether the premature BA infants (PBA) have a delayed time to surgery and as such, worse outcomes? METHODS: Review of a single-centre prospectively maintained database. Prematurity was defined as delivery < 37/40 gestation...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028809/nasal-dna-methylation-differentiates-corticosteroid-treatment-response-in-pediatric-asthma-a-pilot-study
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Xue Zhang, Jocelyn M Biagini Myers, Veda K Yadagiri, Ashley Ulm, Xiaoting Chen, Matthew T Weirauch, Gurjit K Khurana Hershey, Hong Ji
BACKGROUND: Treatment response to systemic corticosteroid in asthmatic children is heterogeneous and may be mediated by epigenetic mechanism(s). We aim to identify DNA methylation (DNAm) changes responsive to steroid, and DNAm biomarkers that distinguish treatment response. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We followed 33 children (ages 5-18) presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) for asthma exacerbation. Based on whether they met discharge criteria in ≤24 hours, participants were grouped into good and poor responders to steroid treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027617/zebrafish-as-a-model-to-study-neuroblastoma-development
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REVIEW
Mattie J Casey, Rodney A Stewart
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric solid tumor arising from embryonic neural crest progenitor cells that normally generate the peripheral sympathetic nervous system. As such, the location of neuroblastoma tumors is correlated with the distribution of major post-ganglionic clusters throughout the sympathetic chain, with the highest incidence in the adrenal medulla or lumbar sympathetic ganglia (~65%). Neuroblastoma is an enigmatic tumor that can spontaneously regress with minimal treatment or become highly metastatic and develop resistance to aggressive treatments, including radiation and high-dose chemotherapy...
October 13, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
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