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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236331/reduction-of-histone-marks-h3k9me3-and-h3k27me3-by-epidrug-induces-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-prostate-cancer
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Eunsohl Lee, Jingcheng Wang, Younghun Jung, Frank C Cackowski, Russell S Taichman
Neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NE PCa) is an aggressive malignancy, often presenting with advanced metastasis. We previously reported that reduction of histone marks regulated by DNMT1 following epidrug (5-Azacitidine, 5-Aza) treatment controls induction of epithelial to mesenchymal (EMT) and a cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotype, which facilitates tumorigenesis in PCa cells. Here, we use the epidrug 5-Aza as a model for how histone marks may regulate the reprogramming of prostate adenocarcinoma into NE phenotypic cells...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235933/faster-ticking-rate-of-the-epigenetic-clock-is-associated-with-faster-pubertal-development-in-girls
#2
Alexandra M Binder, Camila Corvalan, Verónica Mericq, Ana Pereira, José Luis Santos, Steve Horvath, John Shepherd, Karin B Michels
Epigenetic age is an indicator of biological aging, capturing the impact of environmental and behavioral influences across time on cellular function. Deviance between epigenetic age and chronological age (AgeAccel) is a predictor of health. Pubertal timing has similarly been associated with cancer risk and mortality rate among females. We examined the association between AgeAccel and pubertal timing and adolescent breast composition in the longitudinal Growth and Obesity Cohort Study. AgeAccel was estimated in whole blood using the Horvath method at breast Tanner 2 (B2) and 4 (B4)...
December 13, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235922/dna-methylation-reprogramming-of-human-cancer-cells-by-expression-of-a-plant-5-methylcytosine-dna-glycosylase
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Teresa Morales-Ruiz, María Victoria García-Ortiz, Iván Devesa-Guerra, Laura Raya-Ruiz, Juan R Tejedor, Gustavo F Bayón, Marta I Sierra, Mario F Fraga, Rafael R Ariza, Teresa Roldán-Arjona
Patterns of DNA methylation, an important epigenetic modification involved in gene silencing and development, are disrupted in cancer cells. Understanding the functional significance of aberrant methylation in tumors remains challenging, due in part to the lack of suitable tools to actively modify methylation patterns. DNA demethylation caused by mammalian DNA methyltransferase inhibitors is transient and replication-dependent, whereas that induced by TET enzymes involves oxidized 5mC derivatives that perform poorly understood regulatory functions...
December 13, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234674/microrna-in-glioblastoma-an-overview
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REVIEW
Barbara Banelli, Alessandra Forlani, Giorgio Allemanni, Anna Morabito, Maria Pia Pistillo, Massimo Romani
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive brain tumor and, even with the current multimodal therapy, is an invariably lethal cancer with a life expectancy that depends on the tumor subtype but, even in the most favorable cases, rarely exceeds 2 years. Epigenetic factors play an important role in gliomagenesis, are strong predictors of outcome, and are important determinants for the resistance to radio- and chemotherapy. The latest addition to the epigenetic machinery is the noncoding RNA (ncRNA), that is, RNA molecules that are not translated into a protein and that exert their function by base pairing with other nucleic acids in a reversible and nonmutational mode...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234154/lncrna-snhg16-predicts-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-tumor-proliferation-through-epigenetically-silencing-p21-in-bladder-cancer
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Xianxiang Cao, Jing Xu, Dong Yue
More and more evidences have ensured the crucial functions of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in multiple tumors. It has been discovered that lncRNA-SNHG16 is involved in many tumors. Even so, it is still necessary to study SNHG16 comprehensively in bladder cancer. In terms of our study, the level of SNHG16 both in the tumor tissues and cell lines was measured and the relationship among SNHG16, clinicopathological traits and prognosis was explored. Interference assays were applied to determine the biological functions of SNHG16...
December 12, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233856/structure-of-the-arabidopsis-jmj14-h3k4me3-complex-provides-insight-into-the-substrate-specificity-of-kdm5-subfamily-histone-demethylases
#6
Zhenlin Yang, Qi Qiu, Wei Chen, Bei Jia, Xiaomei Chen, Hongmiao Hu, Kaixuan He, Xian Deng, Sisi Li, W Andy Tao, XiaoFeng Cao, Jiamu Du
In chromatin, histone methylation affects the epigenetic regulation of multiple processes in animals and plants and is modulated by the activities of histone methyltransferases and histone demethylases. The jumonji domain-containing histone demethylases have diverse functions and can be classified into several subfamilies. In humans, the jumonji domain-containing Lysine (K)-Specific Demethylase 5/Jumonji and ARID Domain Protein (KDM5/JARID) subfamily demethylases are specific for histone 3 lysine 4 trimethylation (H3K4me3) and are important drug targets for cancer treatment...
December 12, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233839/genetics-of-tumors-of-the-adrenal-cortex
#7
Fidéline Bonnet-Serrano, Jerome Bertherat
This review describes the molecular alterations observed in the various types of tumors of the adrenal cortex, excluding Conn adenomas, especially the alterations identified by genomic approaches these last five years. Two main forms of bilateral adrenocortical tumors can be distinguished according to size and aspect of the nodules: primary pigmented nodular adrenal disease (PPNAD) which can be sporadic or part of Carney complex, and primary bilateral macro nodular adrenal hyperplasia (PBMAH). The bilateral nature of tumors suggests the existence of an underlying genetic predisposition...
December 12, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233676/targeting-epigenome-with-dietary-nutrients-in-cancer-current-advances-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Mohammad Imran Khan, Suvasmita Rath, Vaqar Mustafa Adhami, Hasan Mukhtar
Tumorigenesis and epigenetic are closely linked with each other. Epigenetic changes are potential regulators of gene expression without involving any change in the DNA itself. More interestingly, epigenetic changes are reversible heritable changes which pass through generations. Many dietary bioactive ingredients regulate epigenetic control of cells and influence biochemical processes. Correlation between epigenetic regulation and cancer onset has been well established. Recent studies provide important information on the role of bioactive dietary components in cancer prevention and therapy...
December 9, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233176/uncoordinated-expression-of-dna-methylation-related-enzymes-in-human-cancer
#9
Jiao Liu, Xiuliang Cui, Jinhua Jiang, Dan Cao, Yufei He, Hongyang Wang
BACKGROUND: In addition to the important roles played by 5-methylcytosine (5mC), emerging evidence suggests that 5mC derivatives, such as 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), 5-formylcytosine (5fC) and 5-carboxylcytosine (5caC), also exhibit regulatory functions in physiological and pathological processes. Four cytosine modifications (5mC, 5hmC, 5fC and 5caC) are produced and erased by a cyclic enzymatic cascade mediated by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), ten-eleven translocation (TET) family enzymes and thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG)...
December 12, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230377/clinical-significance-of-circulating-immune-cells-in-left-and-right-sided-colon-cancer
#10
Jiabo Di, Meng Zhuang, Hong Yang, Beihai Jiang, Zaozao Wang, Xiangqian Su
Background: Left-sided and right-sided colon cancers (LCCs and RCCs, respectively) differ in their epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetic and epigenetic alterations, molecular pathways and prognosis. Notably, immune response gene expression profiles have been shown to differ between patients with LCC and patients with RCC. The immune system plays an important role in tumor immunosurveillance, and there is increasing evidence that peripheral blood immune cells have a profound influence on tumor prognosis...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230234/the-epigenetic-cytocrin-pathway-to-the-nucleus-epigenetic-factors-epigenetic-mediators-and-epigenetic-traits-a-biochemist-perspective
#11
Gemma Navarro, Nuria Franco, Eva Martínez-Pinilla, Rafael Franco
A single word, Epigenetics, underlies one exciting subject in today's Science, with different sides and with interactions with philosophy. The apparent trivial description includes everything in between genotype and phenotype that occurs for a given unique DNA sequence/genome. This Perspective article first presents an historical overview and the reasons for the lack of consensus in the field, which derives from different interpretations of the diverse operative definitions of Epigenetics. In an attempt to reconcile the different views, we propose a novel concept, the "cytocrin system...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229993/therapeutic-relevance-of-the-pp2a-b55-inhibitory-kinase-mastl-greatwall-in-breast-cancer
#12
Mónica Álvarez-Fernández, María Sanz-Flores, Belén Sanz-Castillo, María Salazar-Roa, David Partida, Elisabet Zapatero-Solana, H Raza Ali, Eusebio Manchado, Scott Lowe, Todd VanArsdale, David Shields, Carlos Caldas, Miguel Quintela-Fandino, Marcos Malumbres
PP2A is a major tumor suppressor whose inactivation is frequently found in a wide spectrum of human tumors. In particular, deletion or epigenetic silencing of genes encoding the B55 family of PP2A regulatory subunits is a common feature of breast cancer cells. A key player in the regulation of PP2A/B55 phosphatase complexes is the cell cycle kinase MASTL (also known as Greatwall). During cell division, inhibition of PP2A-B55 by MASTL is required to maintain the mitotic state, whereas inactivation of MASTL and PP2A reactivation is required for mitotic exit...
December 11, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229751/suv420h2-is-an-epigenetic-regulator-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-states-in-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Manuel Viotti, Catherine Wilson, Mark McCleland, Hartmut Koeppen, Benjamin Haley, Suchit Jhunjhunwala, Christiaan Klijn, Zora Modrusan, David Arnott, Marie Classon, Jean-Philippe Stephan, Ira Mellman
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition is implicated in metastasis, where carcinoma cells lose sessile epithelial traits and acquire mesenchymal migratory potential. The mesenchymal state is also associated with cancer stem cells and resistance to chemotherapy. It might therefore be therapeutically beneficial to promote epithelial identity in cancer. Because large-scale cell identity shifts are often orchestrated on an epigenetic level, we screened for candidate epigenetic factors and identified the histone methyltransferase SUV420H2 (KMT5C) as favoring the mesenchymal identity in pancreatic cancer cell lines...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229664/metabolic-vulnerabilities-of-prostate-cancer-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-opportunities
#14
Giorgia Zadra, Massimo Loda
Cancer cells hijack metabolic pathways to support bioenergetics and biosynthetic requirements for their uncontrolled growth. Thus, cancer can be considered as a metabolic disease. In this review, we discuss the main metabolic features of prostate cancer with a particular focus on the link between oncogene-directed cancer metabolic regulation, metabolism rewiring, and epigenetic regulation. The potential of using metabolic profiling as a means to predict disease behavior and to identify novel therapeutic targets and new diagnostic markers will be addressed as well as the current challenges in metabolomics analyses...
December 11, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229600/genomic-and-epigenomic-signatures-in-ovarian-cancer-associated-with-re-sensitization-to-platinum-drugs
#15
Fang Fang, Horacio Cardenas, Hao Huang, Guanglong Jiang, Susan M Perkins, Chi Zhang, Harold N Keer, Yunlong Liu, Kenneth P Nephew, Daniela Matei
DNA methylation aberrations have been implicated in acquired resistance to platinum drugs in ovarian cancer (OC). In this study, we elucidated an epigenetic signature associated with platinum drug re-sensitization that may offer utility in predicting the outcomes of patients who are co-administered a DNA methyltransferase inhibitror. The OC specimens we analyzed were derived from a recent clinical trial that compared the responses of patients with recurrent platinum-resistant OC who received carboplatin plus the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor guadecitabine or a standard of care chemotherapy regimen selected by the treating physician...
December 11, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228771/curcumin-derivative-epigenetically-reactivates-nrf2-antioxidative-stress-signaling-in-mouse-prostate-cancer-tramp-c1-cells
#16
Wenji Li, Zheng-Yuan Su, Yue Guo, Chengyue Zhang, RenYi Wu, Linbo Gao, Xi Zheng, Zhi-Yun Du, Kun Zhang, Ah-Ng Kong
The carcinogenesis of prostate cancer (PCa) in TRAMP model is highly correlated with hypermethylation in the promoter region of Nrf2 and the accompanying reduced transcription of Nrf2 and its regulated detoxifying genes. We aimed to investigate the effects of (3E,5E)-3,5-Bis(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzylidene) -tetrahydrothiopyran-4-one (F10) and (3E,5E)-3,5-Bis(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzylidene) -tetrahydropyran-4-one (E10), two synthetic curcumin derivatives, on restoring Nrf2 activity in TRAMP C1 cells. HepG2-C8 cells transfected with an antioxidant-response element (ARE)-luciferase vector were treated with F10, E10, curcumin and sulforaphane (SFN) to compare their effects on Nrf2-ARE pathways...
December 11, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228694/the-ezh2-inhibitor-gsk343-suppresses-cancer-stem-like-phenotypes-and-reverses-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioma-cells
#17
Tianfu Yu, Yingyi Wang, Qi Hu, WeiNing Wu, Youzhi Wu, Wenjin Wei, Dongfeng Han, Yongping You, Ning Lin, Ning Liu
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is the catalytic unit of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) which epigenetically silences many genes involved in tumor-suppressive mechanisms via the trimethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3). We recently found that overexpression of EZH2 was associated with poor outcome of glioblastoma (GBM). In this study, we examined the antitumor effects of the EZH2 inhibitor GSK343 on glioma cells in vitro and in vivo. The proliferation and cell cycle of glioma cells was measured...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228680/long-noncoding-rna-miat-promotes-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-proliferation-and-metastasis-through-mmp9-activation
#18
I-Lu Lai, Chin-An Yang, Pei-Chin Lin, Wen-Ling Chan, Ya-Ting Lee, Ju-Chen Yen, Ya-Sian Chang, Jan-Gowth Chang
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in carcinogenesis. Myocardial infarction-associated transcript (MIAT), originally isolated as a candidate gene for myocardial infarction, has been found to act as an oncogene in chronic lymphocytic leukaemias and neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC); however, little is known about its expression pattern, biological function, and underlying mechanism in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In this study, we observed that MIAT expression was upregulated in NSCLC, and its overexpression was associated with advanced tumor stage...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228658/dna-methylation-landscape-of-hepatoblastomas-reveals-arrest-at-early-stages-of-liver-differentiation-and-cancer-related-alterations
#19
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 C V 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...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228320/overexpression-of-zrf1-is-related-to-tumor-malignant-potential-and-a-poor-outcome-of-gastric-carcinoma
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Taisuke Imamura, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Mahito Miyamae, Wataru Okajima, Takuma Ohashi, Jun Kiuchi, Keiji Nishibeppu, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Hitoshi Tsuda, Eigo Otsuji
Zuotin-related factor 1 (ZRF1) is a recently characterized epigenetic factor involved in transcriptional regulation and is highly overexpressed in several malignancies, but it is not known whether it plays a role in gastric cancer (GC). In this study, we investigated whether ZRF1 acts as a cancer-promoting gene through its activation/overexpression in GC. We analyzed five GC cell lines and 133 primary tumors, which had been curatively resected in our hospital between 2001 and 2003. Overexpression of ZRF1 was detected in GC cell lines (four out of five lines, 80...
December 6, 2017: Carcinogenesis
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