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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087988/cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-is-an-independent-predictor-of-survival-after-curative-resection-for-colorectal-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Chang Hyun Kim, Jung Wook Huh, Hyeong Rok Kim, Young Jin Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) is found in approximately 30% of colorectal cancer (CRC) cases. However, the role of CIMP status in predicting oncologic outcomes in curatively resected CRC is still unclear. STUDY: Between January 2006 and December 2006, we retrospectively reviewed 157 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for CRC. Prognostic significance of CIMP status was evaluated using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081379/direct-gingival-fibroblast-osteoblast-transdifferentiation-via-epigenetics
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Y Cho, B Kim, H Bae, W Kim, J Baek, K Woo, G Lee, Y Seol, Y Lee, Y Ku, I Rhyu, H Ryoo
Alveolar bone resorption caused by trauma or periodontal diseases has represented a challenge for both dental clinicians and researchers. In this study, we evaluate the osteogenic potential of human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs) through a direct transdifferentiation from HGFs to functional osteoblasts via epigenetic modification and osteogenic signaling with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in vitro and in vivo. HGF treatment with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza-dC) induced demethylation in the hypermethylated CpG islands of the osteogenic lineage marker genes RUNX2 and ALP, and subsequent BMP2 treatment successfully drove the fibroblasts to the osteoblasts' lineage...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078123/diminished-expression-of-mgmt-rassf1a-genes-in-gastric-cancer-in-ethnic-population-of-kashmir
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Arif Akbar Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Wani, Ajaz Ahmad Waza, Rawoof Ahmad Malik, Akbar Masood, Showkat Jeelani, Showkat Kadla, Sabhiya Majid
BACKGROUND: Cancer initiation and progression are accompanied by profound changes in DNA. DNA methylation that was the first epigenetic alterations identified in cancer. DNA hypermethylation at promoter sites is closely associated with down regulation of protein and as major participant in the development and progression of series of human tumors. Therefore we hypothesized that promoter hypermethylation of RASSF1A & MGMT gene could influence susceptibility to gastric cancer (GC) as well, and we conducted this study to test the hypothesis in Kashmiri population...
December 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077801/human-papillomavirus-type-16-e6-suppresses-microrna-23b-expression-in-human-cervical-cancer-cells-through-dna-methylation-of-the-host-gene-c9orf3
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Chi Lam Au Yeung, Tsun Yee Tsang, Pak Lun Yau, Tim Tak Kwok
Oncogenic protein E6 of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) is believed to involve in the aberrant methylation in cervical cancer as it upregulates DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) through tumor suppressor p53. In addition, DNA demethylating agent induces the expression of one of the HPV-16 E6 regulated microRNAs (miRs), miR-23b, in human cervical carcinoma SiHa cells. Thus, the importance of DNA methylation and miR-23b in HPV-16 E6 associated cervical cancer development is investigated. In the present study, however, it is found that miR-23b is not embedded in any typical CpG island...
January 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077137/aberrant-methylation-of-dact1-and-dact2-are-associated-with-tumor-progression-and-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yan-Li Guo, Bao-En Shan, Wei Guo, Zhi-Ming Dong, Zhen Zhou, Su-Peng Shen, Xin Guo, Jia Liang, Gang Kuang
BACKGROUND: The DACT (Dishevelled-associated antagonist of β-catenin) family of scaffold proteins may play important roles in tumorigenesis. However, the epigenetic changes of DACT1, 2, 3 and their effect on esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have not been investigated so far. The aim of this study was to investigate the promoter methylation and expression of DACT family, in order to elucidate more information on the role of DACT with regard to the progression and prognosis of ESCC...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074068/a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-independent-of-idh-mutations-and-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome
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A D Kelly, H Kroeger, J Yamazaki, R Taby, F Neumann, S Yu, J T Lee, B Patel, Y Li, R He, S Liang, Y Lu, M Cesaroni, S A Pierce, S M Kornblau, C E Bueso-Ramos, F Ravandi, H M Kantarjian, J Jelinek, J-Pj Issa
Genetic changes are infrequent in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) compared to other malignancies and often involve epigenetic regulators, suggesting that an altered epigenome may underlie AML biology and outcomes. In 96 AML cases including 65 pilot samples selected for cured/not-cured, we found higher CpG island (CGI) promoter methylation in cured patients. Expanded genome-wide digital restriction enzyme analysis of methylation (DREAM) data revealed a CGI methylator phenotype independent of IDH1/2 mutations we term AML-CIMP (A-CIMP(+))...
January 11, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069933/no-correlation-between-mtdna-amount-and-methylation-levels-at-the-cpg-island-of-polg-exon-2-in-wild-type-and-mutant-human-differentiated-cells
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Julie Steffann, Aurore Pouliet, Houda Adjal, Christine Bole, Cécile Fourrage, Jelena Martinovic, Louise Rolland-Galmiche, Agnes Rotig, Frédéric Tores, Arnold Munnich, Jean-Paul Bonnefont
BACKGROUND: While mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number is strictly regulated during differentiation and according to cell type, very little is known regarding the mechanism which accurately controls mtDNA copy number in human. Exon 2 of the human POLG gene, encoding the catalytic subunit of the mitochondrial-specific DNA polymerase gamma, contains a CpG island, highly conserved in mice and human. Changes of DNA methylation at the POLG locus have been shown to modulate mtDNA copy number during cell differentiation in both mouse and human...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059831/effect-of-dihydroartemisinin-on-uhrf1-gene-expression-in-human-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells
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Shijuan Du, Ge Xu, Wenqin Zou, Tingxiu Xiang, Ziguo Luo
As the second most common cancer in men around the world, prostate cancer is increasingly gaining more attention. Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) has been proven to be a promising anticancer agent in vitro as well as in vivo in accumulating data. However, the detailed mechanisms of how DHA action in human prostate cancer PC-3 cells remain elusive. This study aimed to investigate the effects of DHA, a novel anticancer agent, by inhibiting the expression of ubiquitin like containing PHD and ring finger 1 (UHRF1) in PC-3 cells...
January 2, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057213/a-new-molecular-mechanism-underlying-the-antitumor-effect-of-dna-methylation-inhibitors-via-an-antiviral-immune-response
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Y Saito, T Nakaoka, H Saito
Chromatin remodeling mediated by DNA methylation and histone modifications play critical roles in the transcriptional regulation of protein-coding genes, noncoding RNAs such as microRNAs, and endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). Many studies have shown that aberrant DNA methylation and histone modifications are associated with the initiation and progression of various malignancies. Epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes in cancer is generally mediated by DNA hypermethylation of CpG island promoters and histone modifications such as histone deacetylation, methylation of histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9), and trimethylation of H3K27...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049580/epigenetic-regulation-on-the-gene-expression-signature-in-esophagus-adenocarcinoma
#10
Ting Xi, Guizhi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Understanding the molecular mechanisms represents an important step in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic measures of esophagus adenocarcinoma (NOS). The objective of this study is to identify the epigenetic regulation on gene expression in NOS, shedding light on the molecular mechanisms of NOS. METHODS: In this study, 78 patients with NOS were included and the data of mRNA, miRNA and DNA methylation of were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
December 19, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042954/ndrg4-hypermethylation-is-a-potential-biomarker-for-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-gastric-cancer-in-chinese-population
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Xiaoying Chen, Yong Yang, Jing Liu, Bin Li, Yan Xu, Cong Li, Qi Xu, Guili Liu, Yingmin Chen, Jieer Ying, Shiwei Duan
In order to assess whether N-Myc downstream regulated gene 4 (NDRG4) methylation was associated with the diagnosis and prognosis of gastric cancer, we measured the methylation of NDRG4 promoter and gene body regions among 110 gastric cancer patients using quantitative methods (MethyLight and pyrosequencing). Both NDRG4 promoter and gene body methylation levels were increased in tumor tissues than paired adjacent normal tissues (P < 0.001). NDRG4 gene body methylation was found to be significantly associated with age and tumor differentiation...
December 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042538/rora-and-autism-in-the-isfahan-population-is-there-an-epigenetic-relationship
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Mansoor Salehi, Elahe Kamali, Mojgan Karahmadi, Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi
OBJECTIVE: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulty in verbal and non-verbal communication, impaired social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behavior. It has been recently introduced as a multigenic disorder with significant epigenetic effects on its pathology. Recently, epigenetic silencing of retinoic acid receptor- related orphan receptor alpha (RORα) gene (which has an essential role in neural tissue development) was shown to have occurred in autistic children due to methylation of its promoter region...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038456/dna-methylation-landscape-of-hepatoblastomas-reveals-arrest-at-early-stages-of-liver-differentiation-and-cancer-related-alterations
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Mariana Maschietto, Tatiane Cristina Rodrigues, André Yoshiaki Kashiwabara, Érica Sara Souza de Araujo, Talita Ferreira Marques Aguiar, Cecilia Maria Lima da Costa, Isabela Werneck da Cunha, Luciana Dos Reis Vasques, Monica Cypriano, Helena Brentani, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo, Peter Lees Pearson, Dirce Maria Carraro, Carla Rosenberg, Ana Cristina Victorino Krepischi
Hepatoblastomas are uncommon embryonal liver tumors accounting for approximately 80% of childhood hepatic cancer. We hypothesized that epigenetic changes, including DNA methylation, could be relevant to hepatoblastoma onset. The methylomes of eight matched hepatoblastomas and non-tumoral liver tissues were characterized, and data were validated in an independent group (11 hepatoblastomas). In comparison to differentiated livers, hepatoblastomas exhibited a widespread and non-stochastic pattern of global low-level hypomethylation...
December 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036297/c-jun-n-terminal-phosphorylation-regulates-dnmt1-expression-and-genome-wide-methylation-in-gliomas
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Dieter H Heiland, Roberto Ferrarese, Rainer Claus, Fangping Dai, Anie P Masilamani, Eva Kling, Astrid Weyerbrock, Teresia Kling, Sven Nelander, Maria S Carro
High-grade gliomas (HGG) are the most common brain tumors, with an average survival time of 14 months. A glioma-CpG island methylator phenotype (G-CIMP), associated with better clinical outcome, has been described in low and high-grade gliomas. Mutation of IDH1 is known to drive the G-CIMP status. In some cases, however, the hypermethylation phenotype is independent of IDH1 mutation, suggesting the involvement of other mechanisms. Here, we demonstrate that DNMT1 expression is higher in low-grade gliomas compared to glioblastomas and correlates with phosphorylated c-Jun...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036263/quantitative-assessment-of-the-diagnostic-role-of-fhit-promoter-methylation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xin Geng, Weilin Pu, Yulong Tan, Zhouyi Lu, An Wang, Lixing Tan, Sidi Chen, Shicheng Guo, Jiucun Wang, Xiaofeng Chen
Aberrant methylation of CpG islands acquired in promoter regions plays an important role in carcinogenesis. Accumulated evidence demonstrates FHIT gene promoter hyper-methylation is involved in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To test the diagnostic ability of FHIT methylation status on NSCLC, thirteen studies, including 2,119 samples were included in our meta-analysis. Simultaneously, four independent DNA methylation datasets from TCGA and GEO database were analyzed for validation. The pooled odds ratio of FHIT promoter methylation in cancer samples was 3...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011059/epigenome-wide-analysis-links-smad3-methylation-at-birth-to-asthma-in-children-of-asthmatic-mothers
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Avery DeVries, Gabriela Wlasiuk, Susan J Miller, Anthony Bosco, Debra A Stern, I Carla Lohman, Janet Rothers, Anya C Jones, Jessie Nicodemus-Johnson, Monica M Vasquez, John A Curtin, Angela Simpson, Adnan Custovic, Daniel J Jackson, James E Gern, Robert F Lemanske, Stefano Guerra, Anne L Wright, Carole Ober, Marilyn Halonen, Donata Vercelli
BACKGROUND: The timing and mechanisms of asthma inception remain imprecisely defined. Although epigenetic mechanisms likely contribute to asthma pathogenesis, little is known about their role in asthma inception. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the trajectory to asthma begins already at birth and epigenetic mechanisms, specifically DNA methylation, contribute to asthma inception. METHODS: We used Methylated CpG Island Recovery Assay (MIRA)-chip to survey DNA methylation in cord blood mononuclear cells (CBMC) from 36 children (18 non-asthmatic, 18 asthmatic by age 9) from the Infant Immune Study (IIS), an unselected birth cohort closely monitored for asthma for a decade...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004446/is-h3k4me3-instructive-for-transcription-activation
#17
Françoise S Howe, Harry Fischl, Struan C Murray, Jane Mellor
Tri-methylation of lysine 4 on histone H3 (H3K4me3) is a near-universal chromatin modification at the transcription start site of active genes in eukaryotes from yeast to man and its levels reflect the amount of transcription. Because of this association, H3K4me3 is often described as an 'activating' histone modification and assumed to have an instructive role in the transcription of genes, but the field is lacking a conserved mechanism to support this view. The overwhelming finding from genome-wide studies is that actually very little transcription changes upon removal of most H3K4me3 under steady-state or dynamically changing conditions, including at mammalian CpG island promoters...
January 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998789/dna-methylation-contributes-to-deregulation-of-12-cancer-associated-micrornas-and-breast-cancer-progression
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Irina V Pronina, Vitaly I Loginov, Alexey M Burdennyy, Marina V Fridman, Vera N Senchenko, Tatiana P Kazubskaya, Nikolay E Kushlinskii, Alexey A Dmitriev, Eleonora A Braga
The methylation of promoter CpG islands and the interaction between microRNAs (miRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) of target genes are considered two crucial mechanisms for gene and pathway deregulation in malignant tumors. The aim of this study was to analyze the role of promoter methylation in altering the expression of 13 miRNAs that are associated with breast cancer (BC): miR-124, -125b, -127, -132, -137, -148a, -191, -193a, -203, -212, -34b, -375, -9. The role of methylation in the deregulation of these miRNAs has not been previously assessed in the representative set of BC samples...
March 10, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994995/identification-of-differentially-methylated-regions-dmrs-of-neuronatin-in-mice
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Yuxin Xu, Zhiquan Liu, Tiedong Wang, Xianju Chen, Jichao Deng, Mao Chen, Zhanjun Li
BACKGROUND: Neuronatin (NNAT) is a paternal-inherited imprinted gene, first discovered in the rat neonatal brain, where it plays vital roles for neuronal growth, brain development, and metabolic regulation. The maternal imprint of NNAT has been identified in mice; however, the differentially methylated regions (DMRs) involved in the monoallelic expression of NNAT have not yet been investigated. RESULTS: In this study, we confirmed expression of two isoforms of the NNAT (α and β) in the mice brain via quantitative RT-PCR...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994665/aberrant-methylation-of-cdh13-can-be-a-diagnostic-biomarker-for-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Weilin Pu, Xin Geng, Sidi Chen, Lixing Tan, Yulong Tan, An Wang, Zhouyi Lu, Shicheng Guo, Xiaofeng Chen, Jiucun Wang
Background: Aberrant methylation of CpG islands in tumor cells in promoter regions is a critical event in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) tumorigenesis and can be a potential diagnostic biomarker for NSCLC patients. The present study systemically and quantitatively reviewed the diagnostic ability of CDH13 methylation in NSCLC as well as in its subsets. Eligible studies were identified through searching PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and Embase. The pooled odds of CDH13 promoter methylation in lung cancer tissues versus normal controls were calculated by meta-analysis method...
2016: Journal of Cancer
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