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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733112/distinctions-in-gene-specific-changes-in-dna-methylation-in-response-to-folic-acid-supplementation-between-women-with-normal-weight-and-obesity
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Hea Jin Park, Lynn B Bailey, Deanna C Shade, Dorothy B Hausman, Natalie M Hohos, Richard B Meagher, Gail Pa Kauwell, Richard D Lewis, Alicia K Smith
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity and maternal folate deficiency are associated with increased risk for neural tube defects (NTDs). Limited knowledge exists on the impact of folate status or obesity on DNA methylation of genes related to NTD risk and folate metabolism. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Women (18-35y) with normal weight (NW; BMI 18.5-24.9kg/m(2); n=12) and obesity (OB; BMI >30kg/m(2); n=6) were provided FA (800μg/d) for 8-weeks. Serum folate concentration and changes in DNA methylation across 2098 CpG sites in 91 genes related to NTD risk and folate metabolism were examined...
July 18, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718528/impairment-of-sperm-dna-methylation-in-male-infertility-a-meta-analytic-study
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D Santi, S De Vincentis, E Magnani, G Spaggiari
Considering the widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART), DNA methylation of specific genes involved in spermatogenesis achieves increasingly clinical relevance, representing a possible explanation of increased incidence of syndromes related to genomic imprinting in medically assisted pregnancies. Several trials suggested a relationship between male sub-fertility and sperm DNA methylation, although its weight on seminal parameters alteration is still a matter of debate. To evaluate whether aberrant sperm DNA methylation of imprinted genes is associated with impaired sperm parameters...
July 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717128/mother-s-pre-pregnancy-bmi-and-placental-candidate-mirnas-findings-from-the-environage-birth-cohort
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Maria Tsamou, Dries S Martens, Ellen Winckelmans, Narjes Madhloum, Bianca Cox, Wilfried Gyselaers, Tim S Nawrot, Karen Vrijens
There is increasing evidence that the predisposition for development of chronic diseases arises at the earliest times of life. In this context, maternal pre-pregnancy weight might modify fetal metabolism and the child's predisposition to develop disease later in life. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and miRNA alterations in placental tissue at birth. In 211 mother-newborn pairs from the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, we assessed placental expression of seven miRNAs important in crucial cellular processes implicated in adipogenesis and/or obesity...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715062/gestational-weight-gain-historical-evolution-of-a-contested-health-outcome
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Edmond D Shenassa, Celena Kinsey, Marian Moser Jones, Jenifer Fahey
The history of research on gestational weight gain (GWG) in the United States and United Kingdom provides a context for current clinical practice. We trace the evolution of research on GWG in scientific literature from the 19th century to the present and examine its implications for contemporary clinical and public health practice. Obstetricians, beginning in the late 1800s, recommended dieting during pregnancy in order to limit GWG to 20 lb or less, driven by a belief that excessive weight gain was a cause of toxemia...
July 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706189/vertical-sleeve-gastrectomy-reverses-diet-induced-gene-regulatory-changes-impacting-lipid-metabolism
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Juan Du, Jingyan Tian, Lili Ding, Candi Trac, Brian Xia, Siming Sun, Dustin E Schones, Wendong Huang
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) produces sustainable weight loss, remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and improvement of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the metabolic benefits of VSG have remained elusive. According to our previous results, diet-induced obesity induces epigenetic modifications to chromatin in mouse liver. We demonstrate here that VSG in C57BL/6J wild-type male mice can reverse these chromatin modifications and thereby impact the expression of key metabolic genes...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685029/does-gastric-bypass-surgery-change-body-weight-set-point
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Z Hao, M B Mumphrey, C D Morrison, H Münzberg, J Ye, H R Berthoud
The relatively stable body weight during adulthood is attributed to a homeostatic regulatory mechanism residing in the brain which uses feedback from the body to control energy intake and expenditure. This mechanism guarantees that if perturbed up or down by design, body weight will return to pre-perturbation levels, defined as the defended level or set point. The fact that weight re-gain is common after dieting suggests that obese subjects defend a higher level of body weight. Thus, the set point for body weight is flexible and likely determined by the complex interaction of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors...
December 2016: International Journal of Obesity Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676532/decreased-pgf-may-contribute-to-trophoblast-dysfunction-in-fetal-growth-restriction
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Weibin Wu, Yueying Xu, Weiwei Cheng, Bo Yuan, Jiuru Zhao, Yanlin Wang, Huijuan Zhang
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) threatens perinatal health and is correlated with increased incidence of fetal-original adult diseases. Most cases of FGR were idiopathic, which were supposed to be associated with placental abnormality. Decreased circulating placental growth factor (PGF) was recognized as an indication of placental deficiency in FGR. In this study, the epigenetic regulation of PGF in FGR placentas and the involvement of PGF in modulation of trophoblast activity were investigated. The expression level of PGF in placental tissues was determined by RT-qPCR, immunohistochemistry and ELISA assay...
July 4, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675387/serotonin-transporter-gene-promoter-methylation-status-correlates-with-in-vivo-prefrontal-5-htt-availability-and-reward-function-in-human-obesity
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M Drabe, M Rullmann, J Luthardt, Y Boettcher, R Regenthal, T Ploetz, G A Becker, M Patt, C Schinke, F T Bergh, F Zientek, A Hilbert, A Bresch, W Fenske, M K Hankir, O Sabri, S Hesse
A polymorphism in the promoter region of the human serotonin transporter (5-HTT)-coding SLC6A4 gene (5-HTTLPR) has been implicated in moderating susceptibility to stress-related psychopathology and to possess regulatory functions on human in vivo 5-HTT availability. However, data on a direct relation between 5-HTTLPR and in vivo 5-HTT availability have been inconsistent. Additional factors such as epigenetic modifications of 5-HTTLPR might contribute to this association. This is of particular interest in the context of obesity, as an association with 5-HTTLPR hypermethylation has previously been reported...
July 4, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661576/physiological-alterations-associated-with-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-fetal-pigs-causes-and-insights-for-nutritional-optimization
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REVIEW
Junjun Wang, Cuiping Feng, Ting Liu, Meng Shi, Guoyao Wu, Fuller W Bazer
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) remains a major problem in swine production since the associated low birth weight leads to high rates of pre-weaning morbidity and mortality plus permanent retardation of growth and development. Complex biological events-including genetics, epigenetics, maternal maturity, maternal nutrition, placenta efficiency, uterine capacity, and other environmental factors-can affect fetal growth and development during late gestation, as well as maturity of oocytes, duration of estrus, and both implantation and placentation of conceptuses in uteri of sows...
June 29, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650965/epigenetic-adaptation-of-the-placental-serotonin-transporter-gene-slc6a4-to-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Sofia Blazevic, Marina Horvaticek, Maja Kesic, Peter Zill, Dubravka Hranilovic, Marina Ivanisevic, Gernot Desoye, Jasminka Stefulj
We tested the hypothesis that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) alters the DNA methylation pattern of the fetal serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4), and examined the functional relevance of DNA methylation for regulation of the SLC6A4 expression in the human placenta. The study included 50 mother-infant pairs. Eighteen mothers were diagnosed with GDM and 32 had normal glucose tolerance (NGT). All neonates were of normal birth weight and born at term by planned Cesarean section. DNA and RNA were isolated from samples of tissue collected from the fetal side of the placenta immediately after delivery...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639476/effects-of-folic-acid-on-dnmt1-gap43-and-vegfr1-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction-filial-rats
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Ying-Xue Ding, Hong Cui
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a folic acid intervention on the outcome of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) filial rats and changes in DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), growth-associated protein 43 (GAP43), and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1 (VEGFR1). METHODS: The IUGR animal model was established using a starvation method in pregnant rats. The animals were randomly divided into 4 groups: normal controls, IUGR rats, IUGR rats given folic acid, and IUGR rats given normal saline...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625218/the-response-of-male-and-female-rats-to-a-high-fructose-diet-during-adolescence-following-early-administration-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-aqueous-calyx-extracts
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K G Ibrahim, E Chivandi, F B O Mojiminiyi, K H Erlwanger
Metabolic syndrome is linked to the consumption of fructose-rich diets. Nutritional and pharmacological interventions perinatally can cause epigenetic changes that programme an individual to predispose or protect them from the development of metabolic diseases later. Hibiscus sabdariffa (HS) reportedly has anti-obesity and hypocholesterolaemic properties in adults. We investigated the impact of neonatal intake of HS on the programming of metabolism by fructose. A total of 85 4-day-old Sprague Dawley rats were divided randomly into three groups...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621618/placental-imprinting-variation-associated-with-assisted-reproductive-technologies-and-subfertility
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Julia F Litzky, Maya A Deyssenroth, Todd M Everson, David A Armstrong, Luca Lambertini, Jia Chen, Carmen J Marsit
Infertility affects one in six couples in developed nations, resulting in an increasing use of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Both ART and subfertility appear to be linked to lower birth weight outcomes, setting infants up for poor long-term health. Prenatal growth is, in part, regulated via epigenetically controlled imprinted genes in the placenta. Although differences in DNA methylation between ART and control infants have been found, it remains unclear whether these differences are due to the ART procedures or to the underlying parental subfertility and how these methylation differences affect imprinted gene expression...
June 16, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619727/rna-seq-implicates-deregulation-of-the-immune-system-in-the-pathogenesis-of-diverticulitis
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Kathleen M Schieffer, Christine S Choi, Scott Emrich, Leonard Harris, Sue Deiling, Dipti M Karamchandani, Anna Salzberg, Yuka I Kawasawa, Gregory S Yochum, Walter A Koltun
Individuals with diverticula or outpouchings of the colonic mucosa and submucosa through the colonic wall have diverticulosis, which is usually asymptomatic. In 10-25% of individuals, the diverticula become inflamed, resulting in diverticulitis. Very little is known about the pathophysiology or gene regulatory pathways involved in the development of diverticulitis. To identify these pathways, we deep sequenced RNAs isolated from full-thickness sections of sigmoid colon from diverticulitis patients and control individuals...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617414/obesity
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REVIEW
Pedro González-Muniesa, Miguel-Angel Mártinez-González, Frank B Hu, Jean-Pierre Després, Yuji Matsuzawa, Ruth J F Loos, Luis A Moreno, George A Bray, J Alfredo Martinez
Excessive fat deposition in obesity has a multifactorial aetiology, but is widely considered the result of disequilibrium between energy intake and expenditure. Despite specific public health policies and individual treatment efforts to combat the obesity epidemic, >2 billion people worldwide are overweight or obese. The central nervous system circuitry, fuel turnover and metabolism as well as adipose tissue homeostasis are important to comprehend excessive weight gain and associated comorbidities. Obesity has a profound impact on quality of life, even in seemingly healthy individuals...
June 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613268/vitamin-e-modifies-high-fat-diet-induced-increase-of-dna-strand-breaks-and-changes-in-expression-and-dna-methylation-of-dnmt1-and-mlh1-in-c57bl-6j-male-mice
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Marlene Remely, Franziska Ferk, Sonja Sterneder, Tahereh Setayesh, Tatjana Kepcija, Sylvia Roth, Rahil Noorizadeh, Martina Greunz, Irene Rebhan, Karl-Heinz Wagner, Siegfried Knasmüller, Alexander Haslberger
Obesity is associated with low-grade inflammation, increased ROS production and DNA damage. Supplementation with antioxidants might ameliorate DNA damage and support epigenetic regulation of DNA repair. C57BL/6J male mice were fed a high-fat (HFD) or a control diet (CD) with and without vitamin E supplementation (4.5 mg/kg body weight (b.w.)) for four months. DNA damage, DNA promoter methylation and gene expression of Dnmt1 and a DNA repair gene (MLH1) were assayed in liver and colon. The HFD resulted in organ specific changes in DNA damage, the epigenetically important Dnmt1 gene, and the DNA repair gene MLH1...
June 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606800/physical-exercise-positively-influences-breast-cancer-evolution
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REVIEW
Kalliopi Adraskela, Eleftheria Veisaki, Michael Koutsilieris, Anastassios Philippou
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed types of cancer in women. Its pathogenesis involves genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors. A large body of evidence indicates that physical activity has positive effects on every aspect of breast cancer evolution, including prevention, medical treatment, and aftercare clinical settings. Thus, different types of exercise can influence the prevention and progression of the disease through several common mechanisms, such as reduction of insulin resistance and improvement of immunity and cardiovascular function...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588362/folic-acid-modulates-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-expression-alleviates-neuropathic-pain-and-improves-functional-recovery-in-spinal-cord-injured-rats
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Gurwattan S Miranpuri, Sivan Vadakkadath Meethal, Emmanuel Sampene, Abhishek Chopra, Seah Buttar, Carrie Nacht, Neydis Moreno, Kush Patel, Lisa Liu, Anupama Singh, Chandra K Singh, Nithya Hariharan, Bermans Iskandar, Daniel K Resnick
BACKGROUND: The molecular underpinnings of spinal cord injury (SCI) associated with neuropathic pain (NP) are unknown. Recent studies have demonstrated that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) such as MMP2 play a critical role in inducing NP following SCI. Promoter methylation of MMPs is known to suppress their transcription and reduce NP. In this context, it has been shown in rodents that folic acid (FA), an FDA approved dietary supplement and key methyl donor in the central nervous system (CNS), increases axonal regeneration and repair of injured CNS in part via methylation...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586036/epigenetically-silenced-ptpro-functions-as-a-prognostic-marker-and-tumor-suppressor-in-human-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Fei Ming, Qianqiang Sun
Protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor‑type O (PTPRO), a member of the PTP family, has been frequently reported as potential tumor suppressor in many types of cancer. However, the exact function of PTPRO in lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) remains unclear. Bisulfite sequencing and methylation specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were used to identify the methylation status of PTPRO in LSCC cells, and quantitative methylation specific PCR was used to evaluate the methylation levels of PTPRO in LSCC patients...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558655/the-common-transcriptional-subnetworks-of-the-grape-berry-skin-in-the-late-stages-of-ripening
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Ryan Ghan, Juli Petereit, Richard L Tillett, Karen A Schlauch, David Toubiana, Aaron Fait, Grant R Cramer
BACKGROUND: Wine grapes are important economically in many countries around the world. Defining the optimum time for grape harvest is a major challenge to the grower and winemaker. Berry skins are an important source of flavor, color and other quality traits in the ripening stage. Senescent-like processes such as chloroplast disorganization and cell death characterize the late ripening stage. RESULTS: To better understand the molecular and physiological processes involved in the late stages of berry ripening, RNA-seq analysis of the skins of seven wine grape cultivars (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon) was performed...
May 30, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
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