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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351627/repair-kinetics-of-dna-double-strand-breaks-and-incidence-of-apoptosis-in-mouse-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-and-their-differentiated-neurons-exposed-to-ionizing-radiation
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Hiroki Kashiwagi, Kazunori Shiraishi, Kenta Sakaguchi, Tomoya Nakahama, Seiji Kodama
Neuronal loss leads to neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease. Because of their long lifespans, neurons are assumed to possess highly efficient DNA repair ability and to be able to protect themselves from deleterious DNA damage such as DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) produced by intrinsic and extrinsic sources. However, it remains largely unknown whether the DSB repair ability of neurons is more efficient compared with that of other cells. Here, we investigated the repair kinetics of X-ray-induced DSBs in mouse neural cells by scoring the number of phosphorylated 53BP1 foci post irradiation...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351274/dna-polymerase-iv-primarily-operates-outside-of-dna-replication-forks-in-escherichia-coli
#2
Sarah S Henrikus, Elizabeth A Wood, John P McDonald, Michael M Cox, Roger Woodgate, Myron F Goodman, Antoine M van Oijen, Andrew Robinson
In Escherichia coli, damage to the chromosomal DNA induces the SOS response, setting in motion a series of different DNA repair and damage tolerance pathways. DNA polymerase IV (pol IV) is one of three specialised DNA polymerases called into action during the SOS response to help cells tolerate certain types of DNA damage. The canonical view in the field is that pol IV primarily acts at replisomes that have stalled on the damaged DNA template. However, the results of several studies indicate that pol IV also acts on other substrates, including single-stranded DNA gaps left behind replisomes that re-initiate replication downstream of a lesion, stalled transcription complexes and recombination intermediates...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351057/global-gene-expression-response-in-mouse-models-of-dna-repair-deficiency-after-gamma-irradiation
#3
Nils Rudqvist, Evagelia C Laiakis, Shanaz A Ghandhi, Suresh Kumar, Jeffrey D Knotts, Mashkura Chowdhury, Albert J Fornace, Sally A Amundson
In the event of an improvised nuclear device or "dirty bomb" in a highly populated area, potentially hundreds of thousands of people will require screening to ensure that exposed individuals receive appropriate treatment. For this reason, there is a need to develop tools for high-throughput radiation biodosimetry. Gene expression represents an emerging approach to biodosimetry and could potentially provide an estimate of both absorbed dose and individual radiation-induced injury. Since approximately 2-4% of humans are thought to be radiosensitive, and would suffer greater radiological injury at a given dose than members of the general population, it is of interest to explore the potential impact of such sensitivity on the biodosimetric gene expression signatures being developed...
January 19, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350327/hypermutated-tumors-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibition
#4
Kristen K Ciombor, Richard M Goldberg
Microsatellite instability-high/DNA mismatch repair deficient tumors are found across the cancer spectrum and often harbor markedly increased numbers of mutations when compared to microsatellite stable/DNA mismatch repair proficient tumors. As a result of this high mutational load, tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte density is increased and more immunogenic neoepitopes are expressed, leading to upregulation of immune checkpoints in these tumors. Checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab and nivolumab, both immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) monoclonal antibodies that block interactions between the programmed cell death receptor-1 and its ligands, have significant activity in this tumor class...
January 19, 2018: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350283/epigenetic-regulation-of-neuroblastoma-development
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REVIEW
Durinck Kaat, Speleman Frank
In recent years, technological advances have enabled a detailed landscaping of the epigenome and the mechanisms of epigenetic regulation that drive normal cell function, development and cancer. Rather than merely a structural entity to support genome compaction, we now look at chromatin as a very dynamic and essential constellation that is actively participating in the tight orchestration of transcriptional regulation as well as DNA replication and repair. The unique feature of chromatin flexibility enabling fast switches towards more or less restricted epigenetic cellular states is, not surprisingly, intimately connected to cancer development and treatment resistance, and the central role of epigenetic alterations in cancer is illustrated by the finding that up to 50% of all mutations across cancer entities affect proteins controlling the chromatin status...
January 19, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349761/multi-gene-panel-testing-in-breast-cancer-management
#6
Christos Fountzilas, Virginia G Kaklamani
Hereditary predisposition accounts for approximately 10% of all breast cancers and is mostly associated with germline mutations in high-penetrance genes encoding for proteins participating in DNA repair through homologous recombination (BRCA1 and BRCA2). With the advent of massive parallel next-generation DNA sequencing, simultaneous analysis of multiple genes with a short turnaround time and at a low cost has become possible. The clinical validity and utility of multi-gene panel testing is getting better characterized as more data on the significance of moderate-penetrance genes are collected from large, cancer genetic testing studies...
2018: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348907/microsatellite-stability-and-mismatch-repair-proficiency-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-may-not-predict-programmed-death-1-blockade-resistance
#7
Xiyi Liao, Liang Zhao, Sangang Wu, Hua Zheng, Haojun Chen, Huan Zhang, ZiJing Wang, Qin Lin
The US FDA granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab for microsatellite instability-high and mismatch repair deficient cancers. The response of programmed death-1 blockade in mismatch repair proficiency (pMMR) colorectal cancer is very poor, however, whether such treatment is effective in pMMR nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unknown. We report a case of a 51-year-old man with NPC. PET-CT scan revealed a space-occupying lesion in the left lung, and the pathologic result confirmed the occupying lesion originated from NPC...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348879/loss-of-neil3-dna-glycosylase-markedly-increases-replication-associated-double-strand-breaks-and-enhances-sensitivity-to-atr-inhibitor-in-glioblastoma-cells
#8
Alex W Klattenhoff, Megha Thakur, Christopher S Chu, Debolina Ray, Samy L Habib, Dawit Kidane
DNA endonuclease eight-like glycosylase 3 (NEIL3) is one of the DNA glycosylases that removes oxidized DNA base lesions from single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) and non-B DNA structures. Approximately seven percent of human tumors have an altered NEIL3 gene. However, the role of NEIL3 in replication-associated repair and its impact on modulating treatment response is not known. Here, we report that NEIL3 is localized at the DNA double-strand break (DSB) sites during oxidative DNA damage and replication stress. Loss of NEIL3 significantly increased spontaneous replication-associated DSBs and recruitment of replication protein A (RPA)...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348875/radiosensitization-of-the-pi3k-inhibitor-hs-173-through-reduction-of-dna-damage-repair-in-pancreatic-cancer
#9
Jung Hee Park, Kyung Hee Jung, Soo Jung Kim, Zhenghuan Fang, Hong Hua Yan, Mi Kwon Son, Juyoung Kim, Yeo Wool Kang, Ji Eun Lee, Boreum Han, Joo Han Lim, Soon-Sun Hong
Activation of PI3K/AKT pathway occurs frequently in tumors and is correlated with radioresistance. The PI3K/AKT pathway can be an important target for improvement of radiotherapy. Although adding of chemotherapy to radiation therapy regimen enhances survival in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer, more effective therapies for increasing radiosensitivity are urgently needed. In this study, we investigated whether the novel PI3K inhibitor HS-173 could attenuate radiation-induced up-regulation of DNA damage repair processes and assessed its efficacy as a radio- and chemo-sensitizer...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348853/3d-cultivation-of-nsclc-cell-lines-induce-gene-expression-alterations-of-key-cancer-associated-pathways-and-mimic-in-vivo-conditions
#10
Gabriele Gamerith, Johannes Rainer, Julia M Huber, Hubert Hackl, Zlatko Trajanoski, Stefan Koeck, Edith Lorenz, Johann Kern, Reinhard Kofler, Jens M Kelm, Heinz Zwierzina, Arno Amann
This work evaluated gene expression differences between a hanging-drop 3D NSCLC model and 2D cell cultures and their in-vivo relevance by comparison to patient-derived data from The Cancer Genome Atlas. Gene expression of 2D and 3D cultures for Colo699 and A549 were assessed using Affymetrix HuGene 1.0 ST gene chips. Biostatistical analyses tested for reproducibility, comparability and significant differences in gene expression profiles between cell lines, experiments and culture methods. The analyses revealed a high interassay correlation within specific culture systems proving a high validity...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348835/simultaneous-quantification-of-dna-damage-and-mitochondrial-copy-number-by-long-run-dna-damage-quantification-lord-q
#11
Benjamin Dannenmann, Simon Lehle, Sebastian Lorscheid, Stephan M Huber, Frank Essmann, Klaus Schulze-Osthoff
DNA damage and changes in the mitochondrial DNA content have been implicated in ageing and cancer development. To prevent genomic instability and tumorigenesis, cells must maintain the integrity of their nuclear and mitochondrial DNA. Advances in the research of DNA damage protection and genomic stability, however, also depend on the availability of techniques that can reliably quantify alterations of mitochondrial DNA copy numbers and DNA lesions in an accurate high-throughput manner. Unfortunately, no such method has been established yet...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348827/molecular-genetic-profiling-and-high-throughput-in-vitro-drug-screening-in-nut-midline-carcinoma-an-aggressive-and-fatal-disease
#12
Anja Stirnweiss, Joyce Oommen, Rishi S Kotecha, Ursula R Kees, Alex H Beesley
NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) is a rare and aggressive cancer, with survival typically less than seven months, that can arise in people of any age. Genetically, NMC is defined by the chromosomal fusion of NUTM1 with a chromatin-binding partner, typically the bromodomain-containing protein BRD4. However, little is known about other genetic aberrations in this disease. In this study, we used a unique panel of cell lines to describe the molecular-genetic features of NMC. Next-generation sequencing identified a recurring high-impact mutation in the DNA-helicase gene RECQL5 in 75% of lines studied, and biological signals from mutation-signature and network analyses consistent with a general failure in DNA-repair...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348578/a-matter-of-life-and-death-stem-cell-survival-in-tissue-regeneration-and-tumour-formation
#13
REVIEW
Despina Soteriou, Yaron Fuchs
In recent years, great strides have been made in our understanding of how stem cells (SCs) govern tissue homeostasis and regeneration. The inherent longevity of SCs raises the possibility that the unique protective mechanisms in these cells might also be involved in tumorigenesis. In this Opinion article, we discuss how SCs are protected throughout their lifespan, focusing on quiescent behaviour, DNA damage response and programmed cell death. We briefly examine the roles of adult SCs and progenitors in tissue repair and tumorigenesis and explore how signals released from dying or dormant cells influence the function of healthy or aberrant SCs...
January 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348523/antibiotic-resistance-mutations-induced-in-growing-cells-of-bacillus-related-thermophiles
#14
Hirokazu Suzuki, Tatsunari Taketani, Jyumpei Kobayashi, Takashi Ohshiro
Stress-induced mutagenesis can assist pathogens in generating drug-resistant cells during antibiotic therapy; however, if and how antibiotics induce mutagenesis in microbes remains poorly understood. A non-pathogenic thermophile, Geobacillus kaustophilus HTA426, efficiently produces derivative cells resistant to rifampicin and streptomycin via rpoB and rpsL mutations, respectively. Here, we examined this phenomenon to suggest a novel mutagenic mode induced by antibiotics. Fluctuation analysis indicated that mutations occurred via spontaneous mutations during culture...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348327/genome-instability-as-a-consequence-of-defects-in-the-resolution-of-recombination-intermediates
#15
Stephen C West, Ying Wai Chan
The efficient processing of homologous recombination (HR) intermediates, which often contain four-way structures known as Holliday junctions (HJs), is required for proper chromosome segregation at mitosis. Eukaryotic cells possess three distinct pathways of resolution: (i) HJ dissolution mediated by BLM-topoisomerase IIIα-RMI1-RMI2 (BTR) complex, and HJ resolution catalyzed by either (ii) SLX1-SLX4-MUS81-EME1-XPF-ERCC1 (SMX complex) or (iii) GEN1. The BTR pathway acts at all times throughout the cell cycle, whereas the actions of SMX and GEN1 are restrained in S phase and become elevated late in the cell cycle to ensure the resolution of persistent recombination intermediates before mitotic division...
January 18, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348210/toward-dynamic-structural-biology-two-decades-of-single-molecule-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer
#16
REVIEW
Eitan Lerner, Thorben Cordes, Antonino Ingargiola, Yazan Alhadid, SangYoon Chung, Xavier Michalet, Shimon Weiss
Classical structural biology can only provide static snapshots of biomacromolecules. Single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer (smFRET) paved the way for studying dynamics in macromolecular structures under biologically relevant conditions. Since its first implementation in 1996, smFRET experiments have confirmed previously hypothesized mechanisms and provided new insights into many fundamental biological processes, such as DNA maintenance and repair, transcription, translation, and membrane transport...
January 19, 2018: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348174/oligomer-formation-and-g-quadruplex-binding-by-purified-murine-rif1-protein-a-key-organizer-of-higher-order-chromatin-architecture
#17
Kenji Moriyama, Naoko Yoshizawa-Sugata, Hisao Masai
Rap1-interacting protein 1(Rif1) regulates telomere length in budding yeast. We previously reported that, in metazoans and fission yeast, Rif1 also plays pivotal roles in controlling genome-wide DNA replication timing. We proposed that Rif1 may assemble chromatin compartments that contain specific replication-timing domains by promoting chromatin loop formation. Rif1 also is involved in DNA lesion repair, restart after replication fork collapse, anti-apoptosis activities, replicative senescence, and transcriptional regulation...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348130/setd1a-protects-hscs-from-activation-induced-functional-decline-in-vivo
#18
Kathrin Arndt, Andrea Kranz, Juliane Fohgrub, Adrien Jolly, Anita S Bledau, Michela Di Virgilio, Mathias Lesche, Andreas Dahl, Thomas Höfer, A Francis Stewart, Claudia Waskow
The regenerative capacity of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is limited by the accumulation of DNA damage. Conditional mutagenesis of the histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methyltransferase, Setd1a, revealed that it is required for the expression of DNA damage recognition and repair pathways in HSCs. Specific deletion of Setd1a in adult long-term (LT)-HSCs is compatible with adult life and has little effect on the maintenance of phenotypic LT-HSCs in the bone marrow. However, SETD1A-deficient LT-HSCs lose their transcriptional cellular identity accompanied by loss of their proliferative capacity and stem cell function under replicative stress in situ and after transplantation...
January 18, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346775/brd4-promotes-dna-repair-and-mediates-the-formation-of-tmprss2-erg-gene-rearrangements-in-prostate-cancer
#19
Xiangyi Li, GuemHee Baek, Susmita G Ramanand, Adam Sharp, Yunpeng Gao, Wei Yuan, Jon Welti, Daniel N Rodrigues, David Dolling, Ines Figueiredo, Semini Sumanasuriya, Mateus Crespo, Adam Aslam, Rui Li, Yi Yin, Bipasha Mukherjee, Mohammed Kanchwala, Ashley M Hughes, Wendy S Halsey, Cheng-Ming Chiang, Chao Xing, Ganesh V Raj, Sandeep Burma, Johann de Bono, Ram S Mani
BRD4 belongs to the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family of chromatin reader proteins that bind acetylated histones and regulate gene expression. Pharmacological inhibition of BRD4 by BET inhibitors (BETi) has indicated antitumor activity against multiple cancer types. We show that BRD4 is essential for the repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and mediates the formation of oncogenic gene rearrangements by engaging the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Mechanistically, genome-wide DNA breaks are associated with enhanced acetylation of histone H4, leading to BRD4 recruitment, and stable establishment of the DNA repair complex...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346513/pancancer-analysis-identifies-prognostic-high-apobec1-expression-level-implicated-in-cancer-in-frame-insertions-and-deletions
#20
Ahmadreza Niavarani, Asieh Shahrabi Farahani, Maryam Sharafkhah, Minoo Rassoulzadegan
Genome insertions and deletions (indels) show tremendous functional impacts despite they are much less common than single nucleotide variants, which are at the center of studies assessing cancer mutational signatures. We studied 8,891 tumor samples of 32 types from The Cancer Genome Atlas in order to explore those genes which are potentially implicated in cancer indels. Survival analysis identified in-frame indels as the most important variants predicting adverse outcome. Transcriptome-wide association study identified 16 genes overexpressed in both tumor samples and tumor types with high number of in-frame indels, of whom four (APOBEC1, BCL2L15, FOXL1, and PDX1) were identified with gene products distributed within the nucleus...
January 13, 2018: Carcinogenesis
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