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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645747/a-review-of-dna-methylation-in-depression
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Dongmei Chen, Lin Meng, Fei Pei, Yang Zheng, Jiyan Leng
As one of the most common psychiatric disorders, depression has been a major public health problem. Growing evidence suggests that epigenetic modification is essential in biological processes of depression. Recently, DNA methylation has been regarded as a potential link between environment and depression. In this review, we reviewed current studies of the association between DNA methylation and depression. The association between DNA methylation of seven genes, including BDNF, SLC6A4, NR3C1, 5-HTR (1A, 2A, and 3A), FKBP5, MAO-A and OXTR, and depression were reviewed in this study...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645745/dna-methylation-of-dlg4-and-gja-1-of-human-hippocampus-and-prefrontal-cortex-in-major-depression-is-unchanged-in-comparison-to-healthy-individuals
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Oliver Kaut, Amit Sharma, Ina Schmitt, René Hurlemann, Ullrich Wüllner
Epigenetic alterations provide a potential mechanism to account for the numerous gene-environment interactions that have been reported in association with neuropsychiatric phenotypes. In context to major depression disorder (MDD), where postmortem and neuroimaging studies provide insights into dysfunctional brain regions, involvement of genetic heterogeneity also revealed the complexity of this disorder. Despite intensive research during the past several decades and information from genome wide studies, pathophysiology of depressive disorders remained elusive...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618313/a-mir4646-associated-methylation-locus-is-hypomethylated-in-adolescent-depression
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Adrian E Boström, Diana-Maria Ciuculete, Misty Attwood, Regina Krattinger, Lamia Nikontovic, Olga E Titova, Gerd A Kullak-Ublick, Jessica Mwinyi, Helgi B Schiöth
BACKGROUND: Studies of epigenetics and transcriptional activity in adolescents may provide knowledge about possible preventive strategies of depression. METHODS: We present a methylome-wide association study (MWAS) and cohort validation analysis of depression in adolescents, in two separate cohorts: discovery (n=93) and validation data set 1 (n=78). The genome-wide methylation pattern was measured from whole blood using the Illumina 450K array. A second validation cohort, validation data set 2, consists of post-mortem brain biopsies from depressed adults (n=58)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608854/the-influence-of-the-rs6295-gene-polymorphism-on-serotonin-1a-receptor-distribution-investigated-with-pet-in-patients-with-major-depression-applying-machine-learning
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A Kautzky, G M James, C Philippe, P Baldinger-Melich, C Kraus, G S Kranz, T Vanicek, G Gryglewski, W Wadsak, M Mitterhauser, D Rujescu, S Kasper, R Lanzenberger
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the most common neuropsychiatric disease and despite extensive research, its genetic substrate is still not sufficiently understood. The common polymorphism rs6295 of the serotonin-1A receptor gene (HTR1A) is affecting the transcriptional regulation of the 5-HT1A receptor and has been closely linked to MDD. Here, we used positron emission tomography (PET) exploiting advances in data mining and statistics by using machine learning in 62 healthy subjects and 19 patients with MDD, which were scanned with PET using the radioligand [carbonyl-(11)C]WAY-100635...
June 13, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593903/hippocampal-bdnf-in-physiological-conditions-and-social-isolation
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Ivan Zaletel, Dragana Filipović, Nela Puškaš
Exposure of an organism to chronic psychosocial stress may affect brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression that has been implicated in the etiology of psychiatric disorders, such as depression. Given that depression in humans has been linked with social stress, the chronic social stress paradigms for modeling psychiatric disorders in animals have thus been developed. Chronic social isolation in animal models generally causes changes in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning, associated with anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors...
April 7, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583851/%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-alleviates-depressive-behaviors-in-mice-possibly-by-increasing-the-histone3-lysine9-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrylation
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Li Chen, Zhigang Miao, Xingshun Xu
Epigenetics regulation has been considered a mechanistic interface between environmental stress stimuli and altered functioning of underlying gene network. Metabolite changes in vivo after stress contribute to histone modification. Histone3-lysine9-β-hydroxybutyrylation (H3k9bhb), a novel histone modification mark induced by β-hydroxybutyrate, may participate in the development of depression. To uncover the role of H3k9bhb in depression, experiments were performed on mice and cells. Endogenous β-hydroxybutyrate and H3k9bhb were reduced in brain of depressive mouse models...
June 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557385/-telomere-telomerase-system-in-aging-norm-and-pathology-literature-review
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K I Pavlov, V N Mukhin, V M Klimenko, V N Anisimov
This literature review presents results of research showing association between functional activity of the telomere-telomerase system and mental cognitive and emotional processes in normal and various pathological states: chronic stress, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mild cognitive impairment and dementia in aging. It also refers to age-specific, psycho-social, economic, immunological, genetic and epigenetic factors that influence these relationships.
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554167/elevated-paternal-glucocorticoid-exposure-modifies-memory-retention-in-female-offspring
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Shlomo Yeshurun, Jake Rogers, Annabel K Short, Thibault Renoir, Terence Y Pang, Anthony J Hannan
Recent studies have demonstrated that behavioral traits are subject to transgenerational modification by paternal environmental factors. We previously reported on the transgenerational influences of increased paternal stress hormone levels on offspring anxiety and depression-related behaviors. Here, we investigated whether offspring sociability and cognition are also influenced by paternal stress. Adult C57BL/6J male mice were treated with corticosterone (CORT; 25mg/L) for four weeks prior to paired-matings to generate F1 offspring...
May 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546750/biomarkers-for-depression-recent-insights-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Rebecca Strawbridge, Allan H Young, Anthony J Cleare
A plethora of research has implicated hundreds of putative biomarkers for depression, but has not yet fully elucidated their roles in depressive illness or established what is abnormal in which patients and how biologic information can be used to enhance diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. This lack of progress is partially due to the nature and heterogeneity of depression, in conjunction with methodological heterogeneity within the research literature and the large array of biomarkers with potential, the expression of which often varies according to many factors...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536503/epigenetic-activation-of-asct2-in-the-hippocampus-contributes-to-depression-like-behavior-by-regulating-d-serine-in-mice
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Jiesi Wang, Ke Zhang, Xiaojuan Chen, Xiaoqian Liu, Huajing Teng, Mei Zhao, Zhongsheng Sun
The roles of D-serine in depression are raised concerned recently as an intrinsic co-agonist for the NMDA receptor. However, the mechanisms underlying its regulation are not fully elucidated. ASCT2 is a Na(+)-dependent D-serine transporter. We found that decreased D-serine and increased hippocampal ASCT2 levels correlated with chronic social defeat stress (CSDS) in mice. Lentivirus-mediated shRNA-mediated knockdown of ASCT2 and the administration of exogenous D-serine in the hippocampus alleviated CSDS-induced social avoidance and immobility...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523558/epigenome-editing-in-the-brain
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Pavel Bashtrykov, Albert Jeltsch
Epigenome editing aims for an introduction or removal of chromatin marks at a defined genomic region using artificial EpiEffectors resulting in a modulation of the activity of the targeted functional DNA elements. Rationally designed EpiEffectors consist of a targeting DNA-binding module (such as a zinc finger protein, TAL effector, or CRISPR/Cas complex) and usually, but not exclusively, a catalytic domain of a chromatin-modifying enzyme. Epigenome editing opens a completely new strategy for basic research of the central nervous system and causal treatment of psychiatric and neurological diseases, because rewriting of epigenetic information can lead to the direct and durable control of the expression of disease-associated genes...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523547/dna-methylation-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Ehsan Pishva, Bart P F Rutten, Daniel van den Hove
Epigenetic mechanisms regulate gene expression, influencing protein levels and ultimately shaping phenotypes during life. However, both stochastic epigenetic variations and environmental reprogramming of the epigenome might influence neurodevelopment and ageing, and this may contribute to the origins of mental ill-health. Studying the role of epigenetic mechanisms is challenging, as genotype-, tissue- and cell type-dependent epigenetic changes have to be taken into account, while the nature of mental disorders also poses significant challenges for linking them with biological profiles...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523546/histone-modifications-in-major-depressive-disorder-and-related-rodent-models
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Jan M Deussing, Mira Jakovcevski
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a multifactorial disease, weakly linked to multiple genetic risk factors. In contrast to that, environmental factors and "gene × environment" interaction between specific risk genes and environmental factors, such as severe or early stress exposure, have been strongly linked to MDD vulnerability. Stressors can act on the interface between an organism and the environment, the epigenome. The molecular foundation for the impact of stressors on the risk to develop MDD is based on the hormonal stress response itself: the glucocorticoid receptor (GR, encoded by NR3C1)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523545/anxiety-and-epigenetics
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Andrew A Bartlett, Rumani Singh, Richard G Hunter
Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent psychiatric disorders often comorbid with depression and substance abuse. Twin studies have shown that anxiety disorders are moderately heritable. Yet, genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have failed to identify gene(s) significantly associated with diagnosis suggesting a strong role for environmental factors and the epigenome. A number of anxiety disorder subtypes are considered "stress related." A large focus of research has been on the epigenetic and anxiety-like behavioral consequences of stress...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516431/a-comparison-of-neuroimaging-abnormalities-in-multiple-sclerosis-major-depression-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-is-there-a-common-cause
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Gerwyn Morris, Michael Berk, Basant K Puri
There is copious evidence of abnormalities in resting-state functional network connectivity states, grey and white matter pathology and impaired cerebral perfusion in patients afforded a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, major depression or chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (myalgic encephalomyelitis). Systemic inflammation may well be a major element explaining such findings. Inter-patient and inter-illness variations in neuroimaging findings may arise at least in part from regional genetic, epigenetic and environmental variations in the functions of microglia and astrocytes...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507543/long-term-monocyte-dysfunction-after-sepsis-in-humanized-mice-is-related-to-persisted-activation-of-macrophage-colony-stimulation-factor-m-csf-and-demethylation-of-pu-1-and-it-can-be-reversed-by-blocking-m-csf-in-vitro-or-by-transplanting-na%C3%A3-ve-autologous
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Natalia Lapko, Mateusz Zawadka, Jacek Polosak, George S Worthen, Gwenn Danet-Desnoyers, Monika Puzianowska-Kuźnicka, Krzysztof Laudanski
The duration of post-sepsis long-term immune suppression is poorly understood. Here, we focused on the role of monocytes (MO) as the pivotal cells for long-term regulation of post-sepsis milieu. Lost ability of MO to adapt is seen in several acute conditions, but it is unclear for how long MO aberrancy post-sepsis can persist. Interestingly, the positive feedback loop sustaining secretion of macrophage-colony stimulation factor (M-CSF) can persist even after resolution of sepsis and significantly alters performance of MO...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495514/neurobehavioral-risks-of-ssris-in-pregnancy-comparing-human-and-animal-data
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REVIEW
Asher Ornoy
During the last twenty years, in spite of extensive literature regarding the use of SSRIs in pregnancy, confusion still exists as to possible long-term risks of these drugs on the offspring. Possible negative effects relate to neurodevelopmental outcome and association with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most neurodevelopmental follow up studies did not find significant cognitive impairment except from some apparently transient, gross motor delay and slight impairment of language abilities. The literature on the possible association of SSRIs with ASD is inconsistent, and if an association exists it is apparently throughout pregnancy...
May 8, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491024/the-serotonin-transporter-and-early-life-stress-translational-perspectives
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REVIEW
Danielle J Houwing, Bauke Buwalda, Eddy A van der Zee, Sietse F de Boer, Jocelien D A Olivier
The interaction between the serotonin transporter (SERT) linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) and adverse early life stressing (ELS) events is associated with enhanced stress susceptibility and risk to develop mental disorders like major depression, anxiety, and aggressiveness. In particular, human short allele carriers are at increased risk. This 5-HTTLPR polymorphism is absent in the rodent SERT gene, but heterozygous SERT knockout rodents (SERT(+/-)) show several similarities to the human S-allele carrier, therefore creating an animal model of the human situation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485726/gene-body-5-hydroxymethylation-is-associated-with-gene-expression-changes-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-depressed-individuals
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J A Gross, A Pacis, G G Chen, M Drupals, P-E Lutz, L B Barreiro, G Turecki
5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is a recently characterized epigenetic mark that is particularly abundant in brain tissue and that regulates gene transcription. We have recently begun to understand the important role of 5hmC in brain development, plasticity and disease, but there are currently little data on 5hmC alterations in psychiatric illnesses. Here we report what we believe to be the first genome-wide analysis of 5hmC in the depressed brain. Using AbaSI sequencing, we investigated 5hmC in the prefrontal cortex of depressed (N=19) and psychiatrically healthy controls (N=19)...
May 9, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462942/cell-type-specific-epigenetic-editing-at-the-fosb-gene-controls-susceptibility-to-social-defeat-stress
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Peter J Hamilton, Dominika J Burek, Sonia I Lombroso, Rachael L Neve, Alfred J Robison, Eric J Nestler, Elizabeth A Heller
Chronic social defeat stress regulates the expression of Fosb in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) to promote the cell-type-specific accumulation of ΔFosB in the two medium spiny neuron (MSN) subtypes in this region. ΔFosB is selectively induced in D1-MSNs in the NAc of resilient mice, and in D2-MSNs of susceptible mice. However, little is known about the consequences of such selective induction, particularly in D2-MSNs. This study examined how cell-type-specific control of the endogenous Fosb gene in NAc regulates susceptibility to social defeat stress...
May 2, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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