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C Du, Y Xu, K Yang, S Chen, X Wang, S Wang, C Wang, M Shen, F Chen, M Chen, D Zeng, F Li, T Wang, F Wang, J Zhao, G Ai, T Cheng, Y Su, J Wang
Estrogen is reported to be involved in thrombopoiesis and the disruption of its signaling may cause myeloproliferative disease, yet the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. GATA-binding factor 1 (GATA1) is a key regulator of megakaryocyte differentiation and its deficiency will lead to megakaryoblastic leukemia. Here, we show that estrogen can dose-dependently promote megakaryocyte polyploidization and maturation via activation of estrogen receptor beta (ERβ), accompanied by a significant up-regulation of GATA1...
October 17, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Shunsuke Minakata, Naoki Sakata, Norihisa Wada, Yuhei Konishi, Satoshi Marutani, Takuji Enya, Hidenori Nakagawa, Hiroshi Wada, Tsukasa Takemura
Transient abnormal myelopoesis is mostly self-resolving and has a good prognosis, but some patients subsequently die of liver fibrosis. We report the case of an infant with Down syndrome who developed life-threatening liver fibrosis at the same time as the blasts were about to disappear. This patient also had a marked increase in eosinophils, which were possibly harboring a GATA1 mutation and were expressing a high level of platelet-derived growth factor-B mRNA; these may have been involved in the development of liver fibrosis...
October 6, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Charles P Fulco, Mathias Munschauer, Rockwell Anyoha, Glen Munson, Sharon R Grossman, Elizabeth M Perez, Michael Kane, Brian Cleary, Eric S Lander, Jesse M Engreitz
Gene expression in mammals is regulated by noncoding elements that can impact physiology and disease, yet the functions and target genes of most noncoding elements remain unknown. We present a high-throughput approach that uses CRISPR interference (CRISPRi) to discover regulatory elements and identify their target genes. We assess >1 megabase (Mb) of sequence in the vicinity of 2 essential transcription factors, MYC and GATA1, and identify 9 distal enhancers that control gene expression and cellular proliferation...
September 29, 2016: Science
Dimitris N Papageorgiou, Elena Karkoulia, Alexandra Amaral-Psarris, Pavel Burda, Katarzyna Kolodziej, Jeroen Demmers, Jörg Bungert, Tomas Stopka, John Strouboulis
DNMT1 is the maintenance DNA methyltransferase shown to be essential for embryonic development and cellular growth and differentiation in many somatic tissues in mammals. Increasing evidence has also suggested a role for DNMT1 in repressing gene expression through interactions with specific transcription factors. Previously, we identified DNMT1 as an interacting partner of the TR2/TR4 nuclear receptor heterodimer in erythroid cells, implicated in the developmental silencing of fetal β-type globin genes in the adult stage of human erythropoiesis...
September 28, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Eline J M Bertrums, Arjan Buijs, Martine van Grotel, Natasja Dors, Jasmijn D E de Rooij, Valerie de Haas, Sanne Hopman, Marjolijn C J Jongmans, C M Zwaan, Marry M van den Heuvel-Eibrink
Transient myeloproliferative disorder (TMD) is a leukemia type that occurs typically in newborns. In Down syndrome, TMD is referred to as transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM).(32) Recently, transientness has also been reported in acute myeloid leukemia patients with germline trisomy 21 mosaicism, and even in cases with somatic trisomy 21, with or without GATA1 mutations. TMD cases without trisomy 21 are rare, and recurrent genetic aberrations that aid in clinical decision-making are scarcely described. We describe here a TMD patient without trisomy 21 or GATA1 mutation in whom single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis of leukemic blasts revealed a novel combined submicroscopic deletion (5q31...
September 26, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Erin E Swinstead, Ville Paakinaho, Diego M Presman, Gordon L Hager
Transcription factor (TF) signaling regulates gene transcription and requires a complex network of proteins. This network includes co-activators, co-repressors, multiple TFs, histone-modifying complexes, and the basal transcription machinery. It has been widely appreciated that pioneer factors, such as FoxA1 and GATA1, play an important role in opening closed chromatin regions, thereby allowing binding of a secondary factor. In this review we will focus on a newly proposed model wherein multiple TFs, such as steroid receptors (SRs), can function in a pioneering role...
September 16, 2016: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Jinlong Li, Yan Chen, Li Zhang, Lianping Xing, Hao Xu, Yongjun Wang, Qi Shi, Qianqian Liang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Lymphatic system plays an important role in maintaining the fluid homeostasis and normal immune responses, anatomic or functional obstruction of which leads to lymphedema, and treatments for therapeutic lymphangiogenesis are efficiency for secondary lymphedema. Total saponins of panaxnotoginseng (PNS) are a mixture isolated from Panaxnotoginseng (Burkill) F.H.Chen, which has been used as traditional Chinese medicine in China for treatment of cardio- and cerebro-vascular diseases...
August 21, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Diane D'Allard, Johnson Liu
Diamond Blackfan anemia (DBA) is a well known inherited bone marrow failure syndrome mostly caused by mutations in ribosomal protein (RP) genes but also rarely in the hematopoietic transcription factor gene, <i>GATA1</i>, or <i>TSR2</i>, a ribosomal protein (Rps26) chaperone gene. About 25% of patients have heterozygous mutations in the <i>RPS19</i> gene, which leads to haploinsufficiency of Rps19 protein in most cases. However, some <i>RPS19</i> missense mutations appear to act in a dominant negative fashion...
August 22, 2016: Human Gene Therapy
Yang Zhou, Qing-Song Dai, Shi-Chang Zhu, Yue-Hua Han, Hai-Long Han, Bo Zhao, Rong-Rong Gao, Jun Zhang, Jing Zhang
MiR-592 has been identified as a neural-enriched microRNA, plays an important role in mNPCs differentiation, could induce astrogliogenesis differentiation arrest or/and enhance neurogenesis in vitro Previous studies showed that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) were involved in the neuronal development and activity. To investigate the role of miR-592 in neurogenesis, we described the expression profile of lncRNAs in miR-592 knockout mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) and the corresponding normal mESCs by microarray...
October 15, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Neha Bhatnagar, Laure Nizery, Oliver Tunstall, Paresh Vyas, Irene Roberts
Children with constitutional trisomy 21 (Down syndrome (DS)) have a unique predisposition to develop myeloid leukaemia of Down syndrome (ML-DS). This disorder is preceded by a transient neonatal preleukaemic syndrome, transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM). TAM and ML-DS are caused by co-operation between trisomy 21, which itself perturbs fetal haematopoiesis and acquired mutations in the key haematopoietic transcription factor gene GATA1. These mutations are found in almost one third of DS neonates and are frequently clinically and haematologcially 'silent'...
October 2016: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports
Saleh A Al-Quraishy, Mohamed A Dkhil, Abdel-Azeem A Abdel-Baki, Denis Delic, Frank Wunderlich
Protective vaccination induces self-healing of otherwise fatal blood-stage malaria of Plasmodium chabaudi in female Balb/c mice. To trace processes critically involved in self-healing, the liver, an effector against blood-stage malaria, is analyzed for possible changes of its transcriptome in vaccination-protected in comparison to non-protected mice toward the end of the crisis phase. Gene expression microarray analyses reveal that vaccination does not affect constitutive expression of mRNA and lincRNA. However, malaria induces significant (p < 0...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
Natthapol Songdej, A Koneti Rao
Transcription factors (TFs) are proteins that bind to specific DNA sequences and regulate expression of genes. The molecular and genetic mechanisms in most patients with inherited platelet dysfunction are unknown. There is now increasing evidence that mutations in hematopoietic TFs are an important underlying cause for the defects in platelet production, morphology, and function. The hematopoietic TFs implicated in the patients with impaired platelet function include Runt related TF 1 (RUNX1), Fli-1 proto-oncogene, ETS TF (FLI1), GATA-binding protein 1 (GATA1), and growth factor independent 1B transcriptional repressor (GFI1B)...
July 27, 2016: Platelets
Raymond Liang, Saghi Ghaffari
Anaemia or decreased blood haemoglobin is the most common blood disorder often characterized by reduced red blood cell (RBC) numbers. RBCs are produced from differentiation and commitment of haematopoietic stem cells to the erythroid lineage by a process called erythropoiesis. Coordination of erythropoietin receptor signalling with several erythroid transcription factors including GATA1 is essential for this process. A number of additional players that are critical for RBC production have been identified in recent years...
September 2016: British Journal of Haematology
Philipp S Hoppe, Michael Schwarzfischer, Dirk Loeffler, Konstantinos D Kokkaliaris, Oliver Hilsenbeck, Nadine Moritz, Max Endele, Adam Filipczyk, Adriana Gambardella, Nouraiz Ahmed, Martin Etzrodt, Daniel L Coutu, Michael A Rieger, Carsten Marr, Michael K Strasser, Bernhard Schauberger, Ingo Burtscher, Olga Ermakova, Antje Bürger, Heiko Lickert, Claus Nerlov, Fabian J Theis, Timm Schroeder
The mechanisms underlying haematopoietic lineage decisions remain disputed. Lineage-affiliated transcription factors with the capacity for lineage reprogramming, positive auto-regulation and mutual inhibition have been described as being expressed in uncommitted cell populations. This led to the assumption that lineage choice is cell-intrinsically initiated and determined by stochastic switches of randomly fluctuating cross-antagonistic transcription factors. However, this hypothesis was developed on the basis of RNA expression data from snapshot and/or population-averaged analyses...
July 14, 2016: Nature
Su Han Lum, Soo Sin Choong, Shekhar Krishnan, Zulqarnain Mohamed, Hany Ariffin
INTRODUCTION: Children with Down syndrome (DS) are at increased risk of developing distinctive clonal myeloid disorders, including transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM) and myeloid leukaemia of DS (ML-DS). TAM connotes a spontaneously resolving congenital myeloproliferative state observed in 10%-20% of DS newborns. Following varying intervals of apparent remission, a proportion of children with TAM progress to develop ML-DS in early childhood. Therefore, TAM and ML-DS represent a biological continuum...
June 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
Yidi Guo, Xueqi Fu, Bo Huo, Yongsen Wang, Jing Sun, Lingyuan Meng, Tian Hao, Zhizhuang Joe Zhao, Xin Hu
The dynamic and reversed expression of GATA1 and GATA2 are essential for proper erythroid differentiation. Our previous work demonstrates that LSD1, a histone H3K4 demethylase, represses GATA2 expression at late stage of erythroid differentiation. K562 and MEL cells were used and cultured in Roswell Park Memorial Institute-1640 medium (RPMI) and Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium (DMEM), respectively. Western blot assay was used to examine the GATA1, GATA2, TAL1, HDAC1, HDAC2, CoREST and β-actin protein. The immunoprecipitation assay and GST pull-down assay were employed to detect the precipitated protein complexes and investigate the interaction between the proteins...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Yang Wan, Xiaojuan Chen, Wenbin An, Min Ruan, Jingliao Zhang, Lixian Chang, Ranran Zhang, Shuai Zhu, Yingchi Zhang, Wenyu Yang, Ye Guo, Weiping Yuan, Yao Zou, Yumei Chen, Xiaofan Zhu
Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome characterized by a paucity of erythroid progenitors. We summarized the clinical and genetic features of 104 DBA patients in a single-center retrospective study in China. Data of DBA patients who received consultations at our center from 2003 to 2015 were analyzed retrospectively. Genes encoding 10 ribosomal proteins (RPs) and GATA1 were sequenced for mutation detection. Our cohort was composed of 65 males and 39 females. Congenital malformations were observed in 19 patients...
October 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Min Yu, Ulrica Wang, Zhengxin Wang
WDR77 (WD repeat domain 77) is expressed during earlier lung development when cells are rapidly proliferating, but is absent from adult lung. It is re-activated during lung tumorigenesis and is essential for lung cancer cell proliferation. Signalling pathways/molecules that control WDR77 gene expression are unknown. Promoter mapping, gel shift assay and ChIP revealed that the WDR77 promoter contains bona fide response elements for E2F and GATA transcriptional factors as demonstrated in prostate cancer, lung cancer and erythroid cells, as well as in mouse lung tissues...
August 1, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Sandra Capellera-Garcia, Julian Pulecio, Kishori Dhulipala, Kavitha Siva, Violeta Rayon-Estrada, Sofie Singbrant, Mikael N E Sommarin, Carl R Walkley, Shamit Soneji, Göran Karlsson, Ángel Raya, Vijay G Sankaran, Johan Flygare
Erythroid cell commitment and differentiation proceed through activation of a lineage-restricted transcriptional network orchestrated by a group of well characterized genes. However, the minimal set of factors necessary for instructing red blood cell (RBC) development remains undefined. We employed a screen for transcription factors allowing direct lineage reprograming from fibroblasts to induced erythroid progenitors/precursors (iEPs). We show that Gata1, Tal1, Lmo2, and c-Myc (GTLM) can rapidly convert murine and human fibroblasts directly to iEPs...
June 14, 2016: Cell Reports
Ritsuko Shimizu, Masayuki Yamamoto
The transcription factors GATA1 and GATA2 are fundamental regulators of hematopoiesis and have overlapping expression profiles. GATA2 is expressed in hematopoietic stem cells and early erythroid-megakaryocytic progenitors and activates a certain set of early-phase genes, including the GATA2 gene itself. GATA2 also initiates GATA1 gene expression. In contrast, GATA1 is expressed in relatively mature erythroid progenitors and facilitates the expression of genes associated with differentiation, including the GATA1 gene itself; however, GATA1 represses the expression of GATA2...
August 2016: Experimental Hematology
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