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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251237/identification-of-a-functional-genetic-variant-driving-racially-dimorphic-platelet-gene-expression-of-the-thrombin-receptor-regulator-pctp
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Xianguo Kong, Lukas M Simon, Michael Holinstat, Chad A Shaw, Paul F Bray, Leonard C Edelstein
Platelet activation in response to stimulation of the Protease Activated Receptor 4 (PAR4) receptor differs by race. One factor that contributes to this difference is the expression level of Phosphatidylcholine Transfer Protein (PCTP), a regulator of platelet PAR4 function. We have conducted an expression Quantitative Trait Locus (eQTL) analysis that identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) linked to the expression level of platelet genes. This analysis revealed 26 SNPs associated with the expression level of PCTP at genome-wide significance (p < 5×10(-8))...
March 2, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247606/-myeloid-and-erythroid-hematopoietic-transcription-factor-expression-decline-after-knockdown-of-lmna-genes-in-zebrafish-embryos
#2
Shifang Hou, Zhihua Wang, Jun Wang, Zhixu He, Liping Shu
Objective: To investigate the effect of lmna gene down-regulation on early hematopoietic development of zebrafish. Methods: Phosphorodiamidate morpholino oligomer (PMO) technology was used to downregulate lmna gene expression in Zebrafish. Zebrafish embryos injected phosphorodiamidate morpholino antisense oligonucleotide of lmna gene mRNA by microinjection at unicellular stage were taken as the experimental group, and those injected meaningless phosphorodiamidate morpholino antisense oligonucleotide were taken as the control...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240607/downregulation-of-gata1-drives-impaired-hematopoiesis-in-primary-myelofibrosis
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Laure Gilles, Ahmet Dirim Arslan, Christian Marinaccio, Qiang Jeremy Wen, Priyanka Arya, Maureen McNulty, Qiong Yang, Jonathan C Zhao, Katerina Konstantinoff, Terra Lasho, Animesh Pardanani, Brady Stein, Isabelle Plo, Sriram Sundaravel, Amittha Wickrema, Annarita Migliaccio, Sandeep Gurbuxani, William Vainchenker, Leonidas C Platanias, Ayalew Tefferi, John D Crispino
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a clonal hematologic malignancy characterized by BM fibrosis, extramedullary hematopoiesis, circulating CD34+ cells, splenomegaly, and a propensity to evolve to acute myeloid leukemia. Moreover, the spleen and BM of patients harbor atypical, clustered megakaryocytes, which contribute to the disease by secreting profibrotic cytokines. Here, we have revealed that megakaryocytes in PMF show impaired maturation that is associated with reduced GATA1 protein. In investigating the cause of GATA1 downregulation, our gene-expression study revealed the presence of the RPS14-deficient gene signature, which is associated with defective ribosomal protein function and linked to the erythroid lineage in 5q deletion myelodysplastic syndrome...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212192/genetic-control-of-erythropoiesis
#4
Laxminath Tumburu, Swee Lay Thein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The discovery of several genetic variants associated with erythroid traits and subsequent elucidation of their functional mechanisms are exemplars of the power of the new genetic and genomic technology. The present review highlights findings from recent genetic studies related to the control of erythropoiesis and dyserythropoiesis, and fetal hemoglobin, an erythroid-related trait. RECENT FINDINGS: Identification of the genetic modulators of erythropoiesis involved two approaches: genome-wide association studies (GWASs) using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays that revealed the common genetic variants associated with erythroid phenotypes (hemoglobin, red cell count, MCV, MCH) and fetal hemoglobin; and massive parallel sequencing such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) and whole exome sequencing (WES) that led to the discovery of the rarer variants (GFI1B, SBDS, RPS19, PKLR, EPO, EPOR, KLF1, GATA1)...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186593/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-case-with-46-xx-del-4-dup-21
#5
Lin Zhang, Meihong Ren, Guining Song, Xuexia Liu, Jing Zhang, Xiaohong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the genetic cause and prognosis of a fetus with a rare karyotype. METHODS: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was used for verifying a structural chromosomal abnormality detected by conventional karyotyping analysis. Whole genome DNA microarray was used to analyze copy number variations carried by the fetus. RESULTS: The fetus was found to have a 46,XX,dup(21)(?q21q22) karyotype, which was verified by FISH analysis as repetition of chromosome 21 region, namely nuc ish 21q22×3...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179280/gata-factor-mutations-in-hematologic-disease
#6
John D Crispino, Marshall S Horwitz
GATA family proteins play essential roles in development of many cell types, including hematopoietic, cardiac, and endodermal lineages. The first three factors, GATAs 1,2 and 3, are essential for normal hematopoiesis, and their mutations are responsible for a variety of blood disorders. Acquired and inherited GATA1 mutations contribute to Diamond Blackfan anemia, acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, transient myeloproliferative disorder and a group of related congenital dyserythropoietic anemias with thrombocytopenia...
February 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132886/tp53-modulates-oxidative-stress-in-gata1-erythroid-cells
#7
Ashley C Kramer, Jenna Weber, Ying Zhang, Jakub Tolar, Ying Y Gibbens, Margaret Shevik, Troy C Lund
Metabolism of oxidative stress is necessary for cellular survival. We have previously utilized the zebrafish as a model of the oxidative stress response. In this study, we found that gata1-expressing erythroid cells contributed to a significant proportion of total-body oxidative stress when animals were exposed to a strong pro-oxidant. RNA-seq of zebrafish under oxidative stress revealed the induction of tp53. Zebrafish carrying tp53 with a mutation in its DNA-binding domain were acutely sensitive to pro-oxidant exposure and displayed significant reactive oxygen species (ROS) and tp53-independent erythroid cell death resulting in an edematous phenotype...
February 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123540/sometimes-it-is-better-to-wait-first-italian-case-of-a-newborn-with-transient-abnormal-myelopoiesis-and-a-favorable-prognosis
#8
Guglielmo Salvatori, Silvia Foligno, Pietro Sirleto, Silvia Genovese, Serena Russo, Valentina Coletti, Andrea Dotta, Matteo Luciani
Congenital leukemia is rare disease with an incidence of one to five cases per million births. Transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM), also called transient myeloproliferative disorder, is a pre-leukemia disorder that may occur in Down syndrome (DS) or non-DS infants. TAM may enter spontaneous remission; however, continual monitoring is required, as this disorder has been observed to develop into acute megakaryoblastic leukemia in 16-30% of cases. In the literature, 16 cases of TAM in non-DS infants have been reported...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123038/intron-1-gata-site-enhances-alas2-expression-indispensably-during-erythroid-differentiation
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Yingchi Zhang, Jingliao Zhang, Wenbin An, Yang Wan, Shihui Ma, Jie Yin, Xichuan Li, Jie Gao, Weiping Yuan, Ye Guo, James Douglas Engel, Lihong Shi, Tao Cheng, Xiaofan Zhu
The first intronic mutations in the intron 1 GATA site (int-1-GATA) of 5-aminolevulinate synthase 2 (ALAS2) have been identified in X-linked sideroblastic anemia (XLSA) pedigrees, strongly suggesting it could be causal mutations of XLSA. However, the function of this int-1-GATA site during in vivo development remains largely unknown. Here, we generated mice lacking a 13 bp fragment, including this int-1-GATA site (T AGATAA: AGCCCC) and found that hemizygous deletion led to an embryonic lethal phenotype due to severe anemia resulting from a lack of ALAS2 expression, indicating that this non-coding sequence is indispensable for ALAS2 expression in vivo Further analyses revealed that this int-1-GATA site anchored the GATA site in intron 8 (int-8-GATA) and the proximal promoter, forming a long-range loop to enhance ALAS2 expression by an enhancer complex including GATA1, TAL1, LMO2, LDB1 and Pol II at least, in erythroid cells...
January 25, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118844/single-cell-epigenomic-variability-reveals-functional-cancer-heterogeneity
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Ulrike M Litzenburger, Jason D Buenrostro, Beijing Wu, Ying Shen, Nathan C Sheffield, Arwa Kathiria, William J Greenleaf, Howard Y Chang
BACKGROUND: Cell-to-cell heterogeneity is a major driver of cancer evolution, progression, and emergence of drug resistance. Epigenomic variation at the single-cell level can rapidly create cancer heterogeneity but is difficult to detect and assess functionally. RESULTS: We develop a strategy to bridge the gap between measurement and function in single-cell epigenomics. Using single-cell chromatin accessibility and RNA-seq data in K562 leukemic cells, we identify the cell surface marker CD24 as co-varying with chromatin accessibility changes linked to GATA transcription factors in single cells...
January 24, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077417/aid-is-a-key-regulator-of-myeloid-erythroid-differentiation-and-dna-methylation-in-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells
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Hiroyoshi Kunimoto, Anna Sophia McKenney, Cem Meydan, Kaitlyn Shank, Abbas Nazir, Franck Rapaport, Benjamin Durham, Francine E Garrett-Bakelman, Elodie Pronier, Alan H Shih, Ari Melnick, Jayanta Chaudhuri, Ross L Levine
Recent studies have reported activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) and ten-eleven-translocation (TET) family members regulate active DNA demethylation. Genetic alterations of TET2 occur in myeloid malignancies and hematopoietic specific loss of Tet2 induces aberrant hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal/differentiation, implicating TET2 as a master regulator of normal and malignant hematopoiesis. Despite the functional link between AID and TET in epigenetic gene regulation, the role of AID loss in hematopoiesis and myeloid transformation remains to be investigated...
January 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069743/derepression-of-the-dna-methylation-machinery-of-gata1-gene-triggers-the-differentiation-cue-for-erythropoiesis
#12
Lei Yu, Jun Takai, Akihito Otsuki, Fumiki Katsuoka, Mikiko Suzuki, Saori Katayama, Masahiro Nezu, James Douglas Engel, Takashi Moriguchi, Masayuki Yamamoto
GATA1 is a critical regulator of erythropoiesis. While the mechanisms underlying the high-level expression of GATA1 in maturing erythroid cells have been studied extensively, the initial activation of the Gata1 gene in early hematopoietic progenitors remains to be elucidated. We previously identified a hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC)-specific silencer element (the Gata1 methylation determining region; G1MDR) that recruits DNA methyltransferase 1 (Dnmt1) and provokes the methylation of the Gata1 gene enhancer...
January 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063190/prognostic-impact-of-specific-molecular-profiles-in-pediatric-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia-in-non-down-syndrome
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Yusuke Hara, Norio Shiba, Kentaro Ohki, Ken Tabuchi, Genki Yamato, Myoung-Ja Park, Daisuke Tomizawa, Akitoshi Kinoshita, Akira Shimada, Hirokazu Arakawa, Akiko M Saito, Nobutaka Kiyokawa, Akio Tawa, Keizo Horibe, Takashi Taga, Souichi Adachi, Tomohiko Taki, Yasuhide Hayashi
Pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia in non-Down syndrome (AMKL) is a unique subtype of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Novel CBFA2T3-GLIS2 and NUP98-KDM5A fusions recurrently found in AMKL were recently reported as poor prognostic factors. However, their detailed clinical and molecular characteristics in patients treated with recent improved therapies remain uncertain. We analyzed molecular features of 44 AMKL patients treated on two recent Japanese AML protocols, the AML99 and AML-05 trials. We identified CBFA2T3-GLIS2, NUP98-KDM5A, RBM15-MKL1, and KMT2A rearrangements in 12 (27%), 4 (9%), 2 (5%), and 3 (7%) patients, respectively...
May 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057738/a-population-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-derives-from-gata4-expressing-progenitors-located-in-the-placenta-and-lateral-mesoderm-of-mice
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Ana Cañete, Rita Carmona, Laura Ariza, Maria Jose Sanchez, Anabel Rojas, Ramon Muñoz-Chápuli
GATA transcription factors are expressed in mesoderm and endoderm during development. GATA1-3, but not GATA4, are critically involved in hematopoiesis. An enhancer (G2) of the mouse Gata4 gene directs its expression throughout the lateral mesoderm and the allantois, beginning at E7.5, becoming restricted to the septum transversum by E10.5, and disappearing by midgestation. We have studied the developmental fate of the G2-Gata4 cell lineage using a G2-Gata4Cre;R26REYFP mouse line. We found a substantial number of YFP+ hematopoietic cells of lymphoid, myeloid and erythroid lineages in embryos...
January 5, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028114/distinct-gata1-point-mutations-in-monozygotic-twins-with-down-syndrome-and-transient-abnormal-myelopoiesis-from-a-triplet-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#15
Liqun Yin, Mark A Lovell, Michael L Wilson, Qi Wei, Xiayuan Liang
OBJECTIVES: Down syndrome (DS)-associated transient abnormal myelopoiesis (TAM) or acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (AMKL) in monozygotic twins is exceedingly rare and has not been well characterized. METHODS: We describe a unique case of monozygotic twins with simultaneous TAM from a triplet pregnancy at 34 weeks' gestation. Previously reported cases of TAM and DS-AMKL in monozygotic twins have been reviewed to compare with our cases. The current concept of a sequential multistep process in leukemogenesis and disease evolution of TAM into DS-AMKL through the collaboration among trisomy 21, GATA1, and other gene mutations is also reviewed...
December 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002765/developmental-toxicity-of-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-in-zebrafish-embryos
#16
Kang Li, Jia-Qi Wu, Ling-Ling Jiang, Li-Zhen Shen, Jian-Ying Li, Zhi-Heng He, Ping Wei, Zhuo Lv, Ming-Fang He
2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is widely used in agriculture as herbicide/pesticide, plant growth regulator and fruit preservative agent. It progressively accumulates in the environment including surface water, air and soil. It could be detected in human food and urine, which poses great risk to the living organisms. In the present study, we investigated the developmental toxicity of 2,4-D on zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo. 2,4-D exposure significantly decreased both the survival rate (LC50 = 46...
December 10, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956603/uhrf1-controls-the-self-renewal-versus-differentiation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-by-epigenetically-regulating-the-cell-division-modes
#17
Jingyao Zhao, Xufeng Chen, Guangrong Song, Jiali Zhang, Haifeng Liu, Xiaolong Liu
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are able to both self-renew and differentiate. However, how individual HSC makes the decision between self-renewal and differentiation remains largely unknown. Here we report that ablation of the key epigenetic regulator Uhrf1 in the hematopoietic system depletes the HSC pool, leading to hematopoietic failure and lethality. Uhrf1-deficient HSCs display normal survival and proliferation, yet undergo erythroid-biased differentiation at the expense of self-renewal capacity. Notably, Uhrf1 is required for the establishment of DNA methylation patterns of erythroid-specific genes during HSC division...
January 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927101/development-of-erythroid-progenitors-under-erythropoietin-stimulation-in-xenopus-laevis-larval-liver
#18
Takehito Okui, Sakiko Hosozawa, Satoka Kohama, Shingo Fujiyama, Shun Maekawa, Hiroshi Muto, Takashi Kato
Erythroid progenitors that respond to erythropoietin (Epo) are present in the liver of adult Xenopus laevis. However, cells responding to Epo in the larval liver and through the metamorphosis period under hepatic remodeling have not been characterized. In this study, tadpoles were staged using the tables of Nieuwkoop and Faber (NF). Liver cells from pre- (NF56) or post- (NF66) metamorphic stage were cultured in the presence of Epo. β2-globin mRNA expression peaked at day 7 after the start of culture. Larval β2-globin was highly expressed in NF56-derived cells, while adult β2-globinwas detected in those of NF66...
December 2016: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920635/clinical-and-molecular-characterisation-of-children-with-pierre-robin-sequence-and-additional-anomalies
#19
Jessie X Xu, Nicky Kilpatrick, Naomi L Baker, Anthony Penington, Peter G Farlie, Tiong Yang Tan
Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) is usually classified into syndromic and nonsyndromic groups, with a further subclassification of the nonsyndromic group into isolated PRS and PRS with additional anomalies (PRS-Plus). The aim of this research is to provide an accurate phenotypic characterisation of nonsyndromic PRS, specifically the PRS-Plus subgroup. We sought to examine the frequency of sequence variants in previously defined conserved noncoding elements (CNEs) in the putative enhancer region upstream of SOX9, the regulation of which has been associated with PRS phenotypes...
November 2016: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879259/unexpected-role-for-p19ink4d-in-posttranscriptional-regulation-of-gata1-and-modulation-of-human-terminal-erythropoiesis
#20
Xu Han, Jieying Zhang, Yuanliang Peng, Minyuan Peng, Xiao Chen, Huiyong Chen, Jianhui Song, Xiao Hu, Mao Ye, Jianglin Li, Vijay G Sankaran, Christopher D Hillyer, Narla Mohandas, Xiuli An, Jing Liu
Terminal erythroid differentiation is tightly coordinated with cell-cycle exit, which is regulated by cyclins, cyclin-dependent kinases, and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors (CDKI), yet their roles in erythropoiesis remain to be fully defined. We show here that p19(INK4d), a member of CDKI family, is abundantly expressed in erythroblasts and that p19(INK4d) knockdown delayed erythroid differentiation, inhibited cell growth, and led to increased apoptosis and generation of abnormally nucleated late-stage erythroblasts...
January 12, 2017: Blood
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