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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291160/a-dual-biomarker-detection-platform-for-quantitating-circulating-tumor-dna-ctdna
#1
Chunyan Cai, Zhenzhong Guo, Yiping Cao, Weiying Zhang, Yong Chen
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA), which includes DNA mutations, epigenetic alterations and other forms of tumor-specific abnormalities, is a promising "real-time" biomarker for noninvasive cancer assessment. Tumor DNA is of great value in the process of cancer treatment, including diagnostic and prognostic information before, during treatment and at progression. Here we introduce a peptide nucleic acids probe-gold nanoparticles (PNA-AuNPs) and lead phosphate apoferritin (LPA)-based dual biomarker detection platform, which could be used in a DNA biosensor to quantify ctDNA by detection of tumor-specific mutations and methylation of PIK3CA gene...
2018: Nanotheranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290954/wee1-epigenetically-modulates-5-hmc-levels-by-py37-h2b-dependent-regulation-of-idh2-gene-expression
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Nupam P Mahajan, Pavani Malla, Shambhavi Bhagwat, Vasundhara Sharma, Amod Sarnaik, Jongphil Kim, Shari Pilon-Thomas, Jeffery Weber, Kiran Mahajan
Epigenetic signaling networks dynamically regulate gene expression to maintain cellular homeostasis. Previously, we uncovered that WEE1 phosphorylates histone H2B at tyrosine 37 (pY37-H2B) to negatively regulate global histone transcriptional output. Although pY37-H2B is readily detected in cancer cells, its functional role in pathogenesis is not known. Herein, we show that WEE1 deposits the pY37-H2B marks within the tumor suppressor gene, isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2), to repress transcription in multiple cancer cells, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBMs), melanoma and prostate cancer...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286224/utility-of-5-methylcytosine-immunohistochemical-staining-to-assess-global-dna-methylation-and-its-prognostic-impact-in-mds-patients
#3
Dinesh Chandra, Seema Tyagi, Jasdeep Singh, Roopam Deka, Prabhu Manivannan, Pravas Mishra, Hara Prasad Pati, Renu Saxena
Background: DNA methylation plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of the myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a heterogeneous group of clonal hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) disorders. It is reported to be an independent prognostic factor affecting overall survival (OS). Our aim was to analyze the role of global DNA methylation using an anti-5-methylcytosine (5-MC) antibody by immunohistochemistry (IHC) of bone marrow biopsy (BM Bx) specimens in MDS patients, assessing correlations with various clinical and biological prognostic factors...
December 29, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277934/fam20c-could-be-targeted-by-tet1-to-promote-odontoblastic-differentiation-potential-of-human-dental-pulp-cells
#4
Qimeng Li, Baicheng Yi, Zhihui Feng, Runsha Meng, Cheng Tian, Qiong Xu
OBJECTIVES: Ten-eleven translocation 1 (TET1) is a DNA methylcytosine (mC) dioxygenase discovered recently that can convert 5-mC into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC). We previously reported that TET1 promotes odontoblastic differentiation of human dental pulp cells (hDPCs). The gene encoding the family with sequence similarity 20, member C (FAM20C) protein, is a potential TET1 target and showed demethylation during odontoblastic differentiation of hDPCs in our previous study. This study aimed to explore whether TET1-mediated hydroxymethylation could activate the FAM20C gene, thereby regulating hDPC differentiation...
December 25, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247759/repeated-methamphetamine-and-modafinil-induce-differential-cognitive-effects-and-specific-histone-acetylation-and-dna-methylation-profiles-in-the-mouse-medial-prefrontal-cortex
#5
Betina González, Subramaniam Jayanthi, Natalia Gomez, Oscar V Torres, Máximo H Sosa, Alejandra Bernardi, Francisco J Urbano, Edgar García-Rill, Jean-Lud Cadet, Verónica Bisagno
Methamphetamine (METH) and modafinil are psychostimulants with different long-term cognitive profiles: METH is addictive and leads to cognitive decline, whereas modafinil has little abuse liability and is a cognitive enhancer. Increasing evidence implicates epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation behind the lasting changes that drugs of abuse and other psychotropic compounds induce in the brain, like the control of gene expression by histones 3 and 4 tails acetylation (H3ac and H4ac) and DNA cytosine methylation (5-mC)...
December 13, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223816/cortex-and-hippocampus-dna-epigenetic-response-to-a-long-term-arsenic-exposure-via-drinking-water
#6
Xiaoyan Du, Meiping Tian, Xiaoxue Wang, Jie Zhang, Qingyu Huang, Liangpo Liu, Heqing Shen
The neurotoxicity of arsenic is a serious health problem, especially for children. DNA epigenetic change may be an important pathogenic mechanism, but the molecular pathway remains obscure. In this study, the weaned male Sprague-Dawly (SD) rats were treated with arsenic trioxide via drinking water for 6 months, simulating real developmental exposure situation of children. Arsenic exposure impaired the cognitive abilities, and altered the expression of neuronal activity-regulated genes. Total arsenic concentrations of cortex and hippocampus tissues were significantly increased in a dose-dependent manner...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219176/tet2-expression-is-a-potential-prognostic-and-predictive-biomarker-in-cytogenetically-normal-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#7
Ting-Juan Zhang, Jing-Dong Zhou, Dong-Qin Yang, Yu-Xin Wang, Xiang-Mei Wen, Hong Guo, Lei Yang, Xin-Yue Lian, Jiang Lin, Jun Qian
TET2 (Ten-Eleven Translocation 2) gene is a member of TET family that can modify DNA through catalyzing the conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) into 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC). Although TET2 mutation has been disclosed in a variety of hematopoietic malignancies, the prognostic implication of TET2 expression in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains largely elusive. In this study, real-time quantitative PCR was carried out to detect the level of TET2 transcript in 134 de novo AML patients and 35 healthy donors...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207640/accurate-quantification-of-5-methylcytosine-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-5-formylcytosine-and-5-carboxylcytosine-in-genomic-dna-from-breast-cancer-by-chemical-derivatization-coupled-with-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-electrospray-quadrupole-time-of-flight
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Mengzhe Guo, Xiao Li, Liyan Zhang, Dantong Liu, Wencheng Du, Dengyang Yin, Nan Lyu, Guangyu Zhao, Cheng Guo, Daoquan Tang
The DNA demethylation pathway has been discovered to play a significant role in DNA epigenetics. This pathway removes the methyl group from cytosine, which is involved in the oxidation of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) by ten-eleven translocation (TET) proteins. Then, 5-hmC can be iteratively oxidized to generate 5-formylcytosine (5-foC) and 5-carboxylcytosine (5-caC). However, 5-hmC, 5-foC, and 5-caC are hardly detected due to their low content. In this study, we have developed a LC-HRMS method coupled with derivatization to accurately and simultaneously quantify 5-mC levels, along with its oxidation products in genomic DNA...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147493/the-effect-of-the-ovarian-varicose-vein-on-the-dna-methylation-in-the-rat-s-oocyte
#9
Amirhossein Mohammadi, Bagher Minaei Zangi, Mahshid Delfan Azari, Rafieh Alizadeh, Mohammad Salehi, Erfan Daneshi, Mohammad Jafar Rezaei, Mehdi Abbasi
Objectives: We intended to determine whether the ovarian varicose which is one of the common etiologies of the pelvic congestion syndrome, has the ability to interfere with the DNA methylation reprogramming in the oocyte and thereby affect the oocyte quality or not. Materials and Methods: Varicose model was induced according to the Turner's method in the rats. Briefly, a 20-gauge needle was placed on the left renal vein and a thread was tied over both the needle and the renal vein medial to the insertion of the ovarian vein, and then the needle was removed...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109788/decrease-in-lymphoid-specific-helicase-and-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-is-associated-with-metastasis-and-genome-instability
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Jiantao Jia, Ying Shi, Ling Chen, Weiwei Lai, Bin Yan, Yiqun Jiang, Desheng Xiao, Sichuan Xi, Ya Cao, Shuang Liu, Yan Cheng, Yongguang Tao
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification as a hallmark in cancer. Conversion of 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) by ten-eleven translocation (TET) family enzymes plays an important biological role in embryonic stem cells, development, aging and disease. Lymphoid specific helicase (LSH), a chromatin remodeling factor, is regarded as a reader of 5-hmC. Recent reports show that the level of 5-hmC is altered in various types of cancers. However, the change in 5-hmC levels in cancer and associated metastasis is not well defined...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108636/dynamic-expression-of-tet1-tet2-and-tet3-dioxygenases-in-mouse-and-human-placentas-throughout-gestation
#11
Joanna Rakoczy, Nisha Padmanabhan, Ada M Krzak, Jens Kieckbusch, Tereza Cindrova-Davies, Erica D Watson
INTRODUCTION: Throughout pregnancy, the placenta dynamically changes as trophoblast progenitors differentiate into mature trophoblast cell subtypes. This process is in part controlled by epigenetic regulation of DNA methylation leading to the inactivation of 'progenitor cell' genes and the activation of 'differentiation' genes. TET methylcytosine dioxygenases convert 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) during DNA demethylation events. Here, we determine the spatiotemporal expression of TET1, TET2, and TET3 in specific trophoblast cell populations of mouse and human placentas throughout gestation, and consider their role in trophoblast cell differentiation and function...
November 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081338/effect-of-mono-2-ethyhexyl-phthalate-on-dna-methylation-in-human-prostate-cancer-lncap-cells
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Jian Hui Wu, Jiao Chen, Yong Wang, Bin Xia, Rong Wang, Yan Zhao, Qin Xia Wang, Qi Song, Shun Heng Yao, Yun Hui Zhang, Zu Yue Sun
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) affects genomic DNA methylation and the methylation status of some specific genes such as patched gene (PTCH) and smoothened gene (SMO) in LNCaP cells. METHODS: LNCaP cells were treated with MEHP (0, 1, 5, 10, and 25 μmol/L) for 3 days. An ELISA assay was preformed to detect genomic methylation, including 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) content. A pyrosequencing assay was applied to assess DNA methylation in PTCH and SMO gene promoters...
September 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993812/dynamic-alterations-in-dna-methylation-precede-tris-1-3-dichloro-2-propyl-phosphate-induced-delays-in-zebrafish-epiboly
#13
Allison Kupsco, Subham Dasgupta, Christine Nguyen, David C Volz
Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate (TDCIPP) is an organophosphate flame retardant that impacts zebrafish epiboly - an effect that may be associated with genome-wide hypomethylation. Using zebrafish as a model, the objectives of this study were to (1) quantify concentration-dependent impacts of TDCIPP on epiboly; (2) determine whether co-exposure with folic acid (FA) - a methyl donor - mitigates TDCIPP-induced impacts; and (3) using ten previously identified TDCIPP-susceptible loci, rely on bisulfite amplicon sequencing (BSAS) to monitor CpG methylation dynamics across multiple TDCIPP concentrations in the presence or absence of FA...
September 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977475/functional-impacts-of-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-5-formylcytosine-and-5-carboxycytosine-at-a-single-hemi-modified-cpg-dinucleotide-in-a-gene-promoter
#14
Nataliya Kitsera, Julia Allgayer, Edris Parsa, Nadine Geier, Martin Rossa, Thomas Carell, Andriy Khobta
Enzymatic oxidation of 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) in the CpG dinucleotides to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC), 5-formylcytosine (5-fC) and 5-carboxycytosine (5-caC) has central role in the process of active DNA demethylation and epigenetic reprogramming in mammals. However, it is not known whether the 5-mC oxidation products have autonomous epigenetic or regulatory functions in the genome. We used an artificial upstream promoter constituted of one cAMP response element (CRE) to measure the impact of 5-mC in a hemi-methylated CpG on the promoter activity and further explored the consequences of 5-hmC, 5-fC, and 5-caC in the same system...
August 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950679/oral-contraceptive-use-may-modulate-global-genomic-dna-methylation-and-promoter-methylation-of-apc1-and-esr1
#15
Mostafa Moradi Sarabi, Parvin Ghareghani, Fatemeh Khademi, Fatemeh Zal
Background: There are challenging reports in the public health sphere regarding associations between oral contraceptive (OC) use and cancer risk. Methods: To evaluate possible effects of OCs on cancer susceptibility, we quantified of global 5-methyl cytosine (5-mC) levels and assessed methylation patterns of CpG islands of two key tumor suppressor genes, APC1 and ESR1, in serum of users by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and methylation specific PCR methods, respectively. Results: Our results indicated that OCs significantly decrease the level of global DNA methylation in users relative to control non-users...
September 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899881/tet1-overexpression-leads-to-anxiety-like-behavior-and-enhanced-fear-memories-via-the-activation-of-calcium-dependent-cascade-through-egr1-expression-in-mice
#16
Wookbong Kwon, Hyeng-Soo Kim, Jain Jeong, Yonghun Sung, Minjee Choi, Song Park, Jinhee Lee, Soyoung Jang, Sung Hyun Kim, Sanggyu Lee, Myoung Ok Kim, Zae Young Ryoo
Ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase 1 (Tet1) initiates DNA demethylation by converting 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC) at CpG-rich regions of genes, which have key roles in adult neurogenesis and memory. In addition, the overexpression of Tet1 with 5-hmC alteration in patients with psychosis has also been reported, for instance in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. The mechanism underlying Tet1 overexpression in the brain; however, is still elusive. In the present study, we found that Tet1-transgenic (Tet1-TG) mice displayed abnormal behaviors involving elevated anxiety and enhanced fear memories...
September 12, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893545/neer-award-2017-wear-rates-of-32-mm-and-40-mm-glenospheres-in-a-reverse-total-shoulder-arthroplasty-wear-simulation-model
#17
John Haggart, Michael D Newton, Samantha Hartner, Anthony Ho, Kevin C Baker, Michael D Kurdziel, J Michael Wiater
BACKGROUND: Larger glenosphere diameters have been used recently to increase prosthesis stability and impingement-free range of motion in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. The goal of this study was to evaluate the rate of polyethylene wear for 32-mm and 40-mm glenospheres. METHODS: Glenospheres (32 mm and 40 mm, n = 6/group) and conventional polyethylene humeral liners underwent a 5-million cycle (MC) wear simulation protocol. Abduction-adduction and flexion-extension motion profiles were alternated every 250,000 cycles...
November 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877233/high-level-dietary-cadmium-exposure-is-associated-with-global-dna-hypermethylation-in-the-gastropod-hepatopancreas
#18
Dragos V Nica, Cristina Popescu, George A Draghici, Florina-Maria Andrica, Ionela A Privistirescu, Iosif I Gergen, Reinhard Stöger
5-methylcytosine (5mC) is a key epigenetic mark which influences gene expression and phenotype. In vertebrates, this epigenetic mark is sensitive to Cd exposure, but there is no information linking such an event with changes in global 5mC levels in terrestrial gastropods despite their importance as excellentecotoxicological bioindicators of metal contamination. Therefore, we first evaluated total 5mC content in DNA of the hepatopancreas of adult Cantareus aspersus with the aim to determine whether this epigenetic mark is responsive to Cd exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808304/hypoxia-induced-tet1-facilitates-trophoblast-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-hif1%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#19
Jingping Zhu, Kai Wang, Ting Li, Jiayu Chen, Dandan Xie, Xinwen Chang, Julei Yao, Jinting Wu, Qian Zhou, Yuanhui Jia, Tao Duan
Low oxygen is a typical extrinsic factor for the regulation of trophoblast biological function, including cell migration, invasion and proliferation. Ten-eleven translocation methylcytosine dioxygenase 1 (TET1), an enzyme converting 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC), is transcriptionally activated by hypoxia in cancer cells. Therefore, we focus on the role of TET1 on trophoblast function in a physiologically hypoxic environment (3% oxygen), which is related to early placentation. Here, we found that TET1 was highly expressed in first trimester villi compared with normal term placentas...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780481/ht-2-toxin-affects-development-of-porcine-parthenotes-by-altering-dna-and-histone-methylation-in-oocytes-matured-in%C3%A2-vitro
#20
Yue Zhang, Ru-Xia Jia, Meng-Hao Pan, Yujie Lu, Xiang-Shun Cui, Nam-Hyung Kim, Shao-Chen Sun
T-2 toxin is a type A mycotoxin produced by various Fusarium species, while HT-2 toxin is a major metabolite of T-2 toxin. Both T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin are known to have deleterious effects on animals. Our previous work showed that HT-2 treatment caused the failure of porcine oocyte maturation. In this study, we reported that HT-2 also affected porcine embryo development. In HT-2 toxin treated group, all the percentages of embryos in 2-cell, 4-cell and blastocyst stage were significantly lower compared with those in control groups...
November 2017: Theriogenology
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