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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344746/cpg-island-methylator-phenotype-in-adenocarcinomas-from-the-digestive-tract-methods-conclusions-and-controversies
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EDITORIAL
Francisco Sánchez-Vega, Valer Gotea, Yun-Ching Chen, Laura Elnitski
Over the last two decades, cancer-related alterations in DNA methylation that regulate transcription have been reported for a variety of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Due to its relevance for translational research, great emphasis has been placed on the analysis and molecular characterization of the CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP), defined as widespread hypermethylation of CpG islands in clinically distinct subsets of cancer patients. Here, we present an overview of previous work in this field and also explore some open questions using cross-platform data for esophageal, gastric, and colorectal adenocarcinomas from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335720/widespread-promoter-methylation-of-synaptic-plasticity-genes-in-long-term-potentiation-in-the-adult-brain-in-vivo
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Jesper L V Maag, Dominik C Kaczorowski, Debabrata Panja, Timothy J Peters, Clive R Bramham, Karin Wibrand, Marcel E Dinger
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation is a key modulator of gene expression in mammalian development and cellular differentiation, including neurons. To date, the role of DNA modifications in long-term potentiation (LTP) has not been explored. RESULTS: To investigate the occurrence of DNA methylation changes in LTP, we undertook the first detailed study to describe the methylation status of all known LTP-associated genes during LTP induction in the dentate gyrus of live rats...
March 23, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334916/mocap-large-scale-inference-of-transcription-factor-binding-sites-from-chromatin-accessibility
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Xi Chen, Bowen Yu, Nicholas Carriero, Claudio Silva, Richard Bonneau
Differential binding of transcription factors (TFs) at cis-regulatory loci drives the differentiation and function of diverse cellular lineages. Understanding the regulatory interactions that underlie cell fate decisions requires characterizing TF binding sites (TFBS) across multiple cell types and conditions. Techniques, e.g. ChIP-Seq can reveal genome-wide patterns of TF binding, but typically requires laborious and costly experiments for each TF-cell-type (TFCT) condition of interest. Chromosomal accessibility assays can connect accessible chromatin in one cell type to many TFs through sequence motif mapping...
March 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332185/mechanism-of-prolactin-inhibition-of-mir-135b-via-methylation-in-goat-mammary-epithelial-cells
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Zhi Chen, Jun Luo, ChangHui Zhang, Yue Ma, Shuang Sun, Tianyin Zhang, Juan J Loor
Prolactin is an important endocrine activator of lactogenesis. This study investigated the function and mechanism of miR-135b in the enhancement of lactation by prolactin in goat mammary epithelial tissue. We utilized S-Poly (T) sequencing to evaluate changes in gene regulation in the goat mammary gland after incubation with 2.5 ug/ml prolactin and 2.5 ug/ml IGF-1 by examining highly expressed miRNAs during early-lactation and late-lactation. The results illustrated that miR-135b is highly expressed in the goat mammary gland during early-lactation and late-lactation, and also after treatment with 2...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325827/sessile-serrated-polyps-and-colon-cancer-prevention
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Shahrooz Rashtak, Rafaela Rego, Seth R Sweetser, Frank A Sinicrope
Evidence suggests that up to one fifth of colorectal carcinomas (CRC) develop from serrated polyps, named for their pattern of colonic crypts, and include the sessile serrated adenoma/polyp (SSA/P) that has malignant potential. SSA/Ps are typically located in the proximal colon and have molecular features of hypermethylation of CpG islands in gene promoters and activating point mutations (V600E) in the BRAF oncogene. Both of these features are seen in sporadic CRCs with microsatellite instability (MSI) which is potentially consistent with an origin of these cancers from precursor SSA/Ps...
March 21, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325289/specific-and-stable-suppression-of-hiv-provirus-expression-in%C3%A2-vitro-by-chimeric-zinc-finger-dna-methyltransferase-1
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Junxiao Deng, Xiying Qu, Panpan Lu, Xinyi Yang, Yuqi Zhu, Haiyan Ji, Yanan Wang, Zhengtao Jiang, Xian Li, Yangcheng Zhong, He Yang, Hanyu Pan, Won-Bin Young, Huanzhang Zhu
HIV-1 inserts its proviral DNA into the infected host cells, by which HIV proviral DNA can then be duplicated along with each cell division. Thus, provirus cannot be eradicated completely by current antiretroviral therapy. We have developed an innovative strategy to silence the HIV provirus by targeted DNA methylation on the HIV promoter region. We genetically engineered a chimeric DNA methyltransferase 1 composed of designed zinc-finger proteins to become ZF2 DNMT1. After transient transfection of the molecular clone encoding this chimeric protein into HIV-1 infected or latently infected cells, efficient suppression of HIV-1 expression by the methylation of CpG islands in 5'-LTR was observed and quantified...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323522/detection-of-cytosine-and-cpg-density-in-proto-oncogenes-and-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-promoter-sequences-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Senol Dogan, Anis Cilic, Damir Marjanovic, Amina Kurtovic-Kozaric
Aberrant methylation is one of the driving forces of cancer genome development. Although the rate of methylation appears massively variable across the genome, it is mainly observed in histone modification, chromatin organization, DNA accessibility, or promoter sequence. Methylation of promoter sequence occurs mostly to cytosine nucleotides, which can affect transcription factors' binding affinities. In this study, we demonstrated that cytosine repeats (C types density), consisting of CC, CCC, CCCC, CCCCC, CCCCCC, CCCCCCC motifs and CpG islands density in 25 proto-oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes and control genes may play a role in the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia...
March 21, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322571/age-associated-dna-methylation-changes-in-naive-cd4-t-cells-suggest-an-evolving-autoimmune-epigenotype-in-aging-t-cells
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Mikhail G Dozmorov, Patrick Coit, Kathleen Maksimowicz-McKinnon, Amr H Sawalha
AIM: We sought to define age-associated DNA methylation changes in naive CD4(+) T cells. MATERIALS & METHODS: Naive CD4(+) T cells were collected from 74 healthy individuals (age 19-66 years), and age-related DNA methylation changes were characterized. RESULTS: We identified 11,431 age-associated CpG sites, 57% of which were hypermethylated with age. Hypermethylated sites were enriched in CpG islands and repressive transcription factor binding sites, while hypomethylated sites showed T cell specific enrichment in active enhancers marked by H3K27ac and H3K4me1...
March 21, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321157/hsa-mir-183-is-frequently-methylated-and-related-to-poor-survival-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Sumadi Lukman Anwar, Till Krech, Britta Hasemeier, Elisa Schipper, Nora Schweitzer, Arndt Vogel, Hans Kreipe, Reena Buurman, Britta Skawran, Ulrich Lehmann
AIM: To screen clinically relevant microRNAs (miRNAs) silenced by DNA methylation in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Knockdown of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) using siRNAs and miRNA profiling in HCC cell lines were performed to identify DNA hypermethylation-mediated miRNA downregulation. Confirmation using individual quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) assays was then performed followed by DNA methylation quantification at the promoter of the miRNA genes...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316600/methylation-of-foxp3-tsdr-underlies-the-impaired-suppressive-function-of-tregs-from-long-term-belatacept-treated-kidney-transplant-patients
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Evelyn Katy Alvarez Salazar, Arimelek Cortés-Hernández, Germán Rodrigo Alemán-Muench, Josefina Alberú, Jesús R Rodríguez-Aguilera, Félix Recillas-Targa, Victoria Chagoya de Sánchez, Eric Cuevas, Eduardo Mancilla-Urrea, María Pérez García, Guillermo Mondragón-Ramírez, Mario Vilatobá, Ian Bostock, Erick Hernández-Méndez, David De Rungs, Eduardo A García-Zepeda, Gloria Soldevila
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are considered key players in the prevention of allograft rejection in transplanted patients. Belatacept (BLT) is an effective alternative to calcineurin inhibitors that appears to preserve graft survival and function; however, the impact of this drug in the homeostasis of Tregs in transplanted patients remains controversial. Here, we analyzed the phenotype, function, and the epigenetic status of the Treg-specific demethylated region (TSDR) in FOXP3 of circulating Tregs from long-term kidney transplant patients under BLT or Cyclosporine A treatment...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314692/identification-of-an-atypical-etiological-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinoma-subtype-featuring-the-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype
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K Brennan, J L Koenig, A J Gentles, J B Sunwoo, O Gevaert
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is broadly classified into HNSCC associated with human papilloma virus (HPV) infection, and HPV negative HNSCC, which is typically smoking-related. A subset of HPV negative HNSCCs occur in patients without smoking history, however, and these etiologically 'atypical' HNSCCs disproportionately occur in the oral cavity, and in female patients, suggesting a distinct etiology. To investigate the determinants of clinical and molecular heterogeneity, we performed unsupervised clustering to classify 528 HNSCC patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) into putative intrinsic subtypes based on their profiles of epigenetically (DNA methylation) deregulated genes...
March 1, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304185/modulation-of-transcription-factor-binding-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-the-mlh1-cpg-island-and-shore-by-polymorphism-rs1800734-in-colorectal-cancer
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Andrea J Savio, Bharati Bapat
The MLH1 promoter polymorphism rs1800734 is associated with MLH1 CpG island hypermethylation and expression loss in colorectal cancer (CRC). Conversely, variant rs1800734 is associated with MLH1 shore, but not island, hypomethylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cell DNA. To explore these distinct patterns, MLH1 CpG island and shore methylation was assessed in CRC cell lines stratified by rs1800734 genotype. Cell lines containing the variant A allele demonstrated MLH1 shore hypomethylation compared to wild type (GG)...
March 17, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300071/hypomethylation-of-interleukin-6-il-6-gene-increases-the-risk-of-essential-hypertension-a-matched-case-control-study
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S-Q Mao, J-H Sun, T-L Gu, F-B Zhu, F-Y Yin, L-N Zhang
Essential hypertension (EH) is a chronic disease with clear epigenetic component. Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction have a great role in the development of persistent blood pressure elevation. The aim of this study was to explore an association between EH and DNA methylation in pro-inflammation cytokine gene interleukin-6 (IL-6) during the inflammatory process. We performed methylation analysis of peripheral blood DNA using bisulphite pyrosequencing technology between 96 EH patients and 96 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299627/analysis-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-methylation-in-autistic-males-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Xuelai Wang, Shuang Liang, Yi Sun, Haixin Li, Fumio Endo, Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Noriko Saitoh, Lijie Wu
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder with abnormalities of social interaction, communication and repetitive behaviors. The higher prevalence of ASD in men implies a potential relationship between sex hormones and ASD etiology. The ESR2 gene encodes estrogen receptor beta (ESR2) and plays an important role during brain development. A relationship between ESR2 and ASD has been suggested by studies on single nucleotide polymorphisms and mRNA and protein expression levels in ASD patients...
March 16, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298930/predicting-the-remaining-lifespan-and-cultivation-related-loss-of-osteogenic-capacity-of-bone-marrow-multipotential-stromal-cells-applicable-across-a-broad-donor-age-range
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Sarah M Churchman, Sally A Boxall, Dennis McGonagle, Elena A Jones
Background and Objectives. Culture expanded multipotential stromal cells (MSCs) have considerable potential for bone regeneration therapy but their wider use is constrained by the lack of simple and predictive assays of functional potency. Extended passaging leads to loss of multipotency but speed of decline depends on MSC donor age. The aim of this study was to develop an assay predictive of MSC culture longevity applicable to a broad donor age range. Materials and Methods. Bone marrow (BM, n = 7) was obtained from a diverse range (2-72 years) of healthy donors...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298929/%C3%AE-arrestin1-mir-326-transcription-unit-is-epigenetically-regulated-in-neural-stem-cells-where-it-controls-stemness-and-growth-arrest
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Agnese Po, Federica Begalli, Luana Abballe, Vincenzo Alfano, Zein Mersini Besharat, Giuseppina Catanzaro, Alessandra Vacca, Maddalena Napolitano, Marco Tafani, Felice Giangaspero, Franco Locatelli, Elisabetta Ferretti, Evelina Miele
Cell development is regulated by a complex network of mRNA-encoded proteins and microRNAs, all funnelling onto the modulation of self-renewal or differentiation genes. How intragenic microRNAs and their host genes are transcriptionally coregulated and their functional relationships for the control of neural stem cells (NSCs) are poorly understood. We propose here the intragenic miR-326 and its host gene β-arrestin1 as novel players whose epigenetic silencing maintains stemness in normal cerebellar stem cells...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293327/the-dynamic-dna-methylation-landscape-of-the-mutl-homolog-1-shore-is-altered-by-mlh1-93g-a-polymorphism-in-normal-tissues-and-colorectal-cancer
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Andrea J Savio, Miralem Mrkonjic, Mathieu Lemire, Steven Gallinger, Julia A Knight, Bharat Bapat
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancers (CRCs) undergo distinct genetic and epigenetic alterations. Expression of mutL homolog 1 (MLH1), a mismatch repair gene that corrects DNA replication errors, is lost in up to 15% of sporadic tumours due to mutation or, more commonly, due to DNA methylation of its promoter CpG island. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the CpG island of MLH1 (MLH1-93G>A or rs1800734) is associated with CpG island hypermethylation and decreased MLH1 expression in CRC tumours...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286728/dna-structural-features-of-eukaryotic-tata-containing-and-tata-less-promoters
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Venkata Rajesh Yella, Manju Bansal
Eukaryotic genes can be broadly classified as TATA-containing and TATA-less based on the presence of TATA box in their promoters. Experiments on both classes of genes have revealed a disparity in the regulation of gene expression and cellular functions between the two classes. In this study, we report characteristic differences in promoter sequences and associated structural properties of the two categories of genes in six different eukaryotes. We have analyzed three structural features, DNA duplex stability, bendability, and curvature along with the distribution of A-tracts, G-quadruplex motifs, and CpG islands...
March 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286086/hyper-methylation-of-the-upstream-cpg-island-shore-is-a-likely-mechanism-of-gper1-silencing-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Mohan C Manjegowda, Paridhi Singhal Gupta, Anil M Limaye
GPER1, also known as GPR30, is a novel seven-transmembrane G-protein coupled estrogen receptor that mediates both short-term (non-genomic) and long-term (genomic) effects of estrogen in target cells and tissues. A substantial body of work over the last two decades has highlighted its therapeutic or prognostic utility. However, the clinical data on the expression of GPER1 in breast tissue is ambiguous. Analysis of TCGA RNAseq data revealed significantly lower mean expression of GPER1 mRNA in primary breast tumors compared to that in normal breast tissues...
March 7, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284815/a-clinically-distinct-and-atypical-subgroup-of-head-and-neck-cancers-positive-for-a-cpg-island-methylator-phenotype
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Daniel J Weisenberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
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