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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633494/silencing-effect-of-hominoid-highly-conserved-non-coding-sequences-on-embryonic-brain-development
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Morteza Mahmoudi Saber, Naruya Saitou
Superfamily Hominoidea, which consists of Hominidae (humans and great apes) and Hylobatidae (gibbons), is well-known for sharing human-like characteristics, however, the genomic origins of these shared unique phenotypes have mainly remained elusive. To decipher the underlying genomic basis of Hominoidea-restricted phenotypes, we identified and characterized Hominoidea-restricted highly conserved noncoding sequences (HCNSs) that are a class of potential regulatory elements which may be involved in evolution of lineage-specific phenotypes...
June 19, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630873/an-integrative-developmental-genomics-and-systems-biology-approach-to-identify-an-in-vivo-sox-trio-mediated-gene-regulatory-network-in-murine-embryos
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Wenqing Jean Lee, Sumantra Chatterjee, Sook Peng Yap, Siew Lan Lim, Xing Xing, Petra Kraus, Wenjie Sun, Xiaoming Hu, V Sivakamasundari, Hsiao Yun Chan, Prasanna R Kolatkar, Shyam Prabhakar, Thomas Lufkin
Embryogenesis is an intricate process involving multiple genes and pathways. Some of the key transcription factors controlling specific cell types are the Sox trio, namely, Sox5, Sox6, and Sox9, which play crucial roles in organogenesis working in a concerted manner. Much however still needs to be learned about their combinatorial roles during this process. A developmental genomics and systems biology approach offers to complement the reductionist methodology of current developmental biology and provide a more comprehensive and integrated view of the interrelationships of complex regulatory networks that occur during organogenesis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630431/role-of-methionine-adenosyltransferase-2a-in-bovine-preimplantation-development-and-its-associated-genomic-regions
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Shuntaro Ikeda, Ryouka Kawahara-Miki, Hisataka Iwata, Miki Sugimoto, Shinichi Kume
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) is involved in folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism, which is essential for preimplantation embryos in terms of both short-term periconceptional development and long-term phenotypic programming beyond the periconceptional period. Here, our immunofluorescence analysis of bovine oocytes and preimplantation embryos revealed the consistent expression of MAT2A (the catalytic subunit of the ubiquitously expressed-type of MAT isozyme) during this period. Addition of the MAT2A inhibitor FIDAS to the culture media of bovine preimplantation embryos reduced their blastocyst development, revealing the particular importance of MAT2A in successful blastocyst development...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623590/integration-of-genome-wide-tf-binding-and-gene-expression-data-to-characterize-gene-regulatory-networks-in-plant-development
#4
Dijun Chen, Kerstin Kaufmann
Key transcription factors (TFs) controlling the morphogenesis of flowers and leaves have been identified in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Recent genome-wide approaches based on chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) followed by high-throughput DNA sequencing (ChIP-seq) enable systematic identification of genome-wide TF binding sites (TFBSs) of these regulators. Here, we describe a computational pipeline for analyzing ChIP-seq data to identify TFBSs and to characterize gene regulatory networks (GRNs) with applications to the regulatory studies of flower development...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620275/genome-wide-target-analyses-of-otx2-homeoprotein-in-postnatal-cortex
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Akiko Sakai, Ryuichiro Nakato, Yiwei Ling, Xubin Hou, Norikazu Hara, Tomoya Iijima, Yuchio Yanagawa, Ryozo Kuwano, Shujiro Okuda, Katsuhiko Shirahige, Sayaka Sugiyama
Juvenile brain has a unique time window, or critical period, in which neuronal circuits are remodeled by experience. Mounting evidence indicates the importance of neuronal circuit rewiring in various neurodevelopmental disorders of human cognition. We previously showed that Otx2 homeoprotein, essential for brain formation, is recaptured during postnatal maturation of parvalbumin-positive interneurons (PV cells) to activate the critical period in mouse visual cortex. Cortical Otx2 is the only interneuron-enriched transcription factor known to regulate the critical period, but its downstream targets remain unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619820/soxf-factors-induce-notch1-expression-via-direct-transcriptional-regulation-during-early-arterial-development
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Ivy Kim-Ni Chiang, Martin Fritzsche, Cathy Pichol-Thievend, Alice Neal, Kelly Holmes, Anne Lagendijk, Jeroen Overman, Donatella D'Angelo, Alice Omini, Dorien Hermkens, Emmanuelle Lesieur, Ke Liu, Indrika Ratnayaka, Monica Corada, George Bou-Gharios, Jason Carroll, Elisabetta Dejana, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Benjamin Hogan, Monica Beltrame, Sarah De Val, Mathias Francois
Arterial specification and differentiation are influenced by a number of regulatory pathways. While it is known that the Vegfa-Notch cascade plays a central role in this biological process, the transcriptional hierarchy controlling arterial specification has not been fully delineated. To elucidate the direct transcriptional regulators of Notch receptor expression in arterial endothelial cells, we used histone signatures, DNaseI hypersensitivity and ChIP-seq data to identify enhancers for the human NOTCH1 and zebrafish notch1b genes...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618269/red-blood-cell-invasion-by-the-malaria-parasite-is-coordinated-by-the-pfap2-i-transcription-factor
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Joana Mendonca Santos, Gabrielle Josling, Philipp Ross, Preeti Joshi, Lindsey Orchard, Tracey Campbell, Ariel Schieler, Ileana M Cristea, Manuel Llinás
Obligate intracellular parasites must efficiently invade host cells in order to mature and be transmitted. For the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, invasion of host red blood cells (RBCs) is essential. Here we describe a parasite-specific transcription factor PfAP2-I, belonging to the Apicomplexan AP2 (ApiAP2) family, that is responsible for regulating the expression of genes involved in RBC invasion. Our genome-wide analysis by ChIP-seq shows that PfAP2-I interacts with a specific DNA motif in the promoters of target genes...
June 14, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615266/antitumor-effects-of-epidrug-ifnalpha%C3%A2-combination-driven-by-modulated-gene-signatures-in-both-colorectal-cancer-and-dendritic-cells
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Alessandra Fragale, Giulia Romagnoli, Valerio Licursi, Maria Buoncervello, Giorgia Del Vecchio, Caterina Giuliani, Stefania Parlato, Celeste Leone, Marta De Angelis, Irene Canini, Elena Toschi, Filippo Belardelli, Rodolfo Negri, Imerio Capone, Carlo Presutti, Lucia Gabriele
Colorectal cancer (CRC) results from progressive accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations. IFN signaling defects play an important role in the carcinogenesis process, in which the inability of IFN transcription regulatory factors (IRFs) to access regulatory sequences in IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) in tumors and in immune cells may be pivotal. We reported that low-dose combination of two FDA-approved epidrugs, azacytidine (A) and romidepsin (R), with IFNa2 (ARI) hampers the aggressiveness of both CRC metastatic and stem cells in vivo and triggers immunogenic cell death signals that stimulate dendritic cell (DC) function...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615201/the-latency-associated-nuclear-antigen-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-inhibits-expression-of-sumo-sentrin-specific-peptidase-6-to-facilitate-latency-establishment
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Xiaoxi Lin, Rui Sun, Fang Zhang, Yuan Gao, Lianghua Bin, Ke Lan
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), belonging to γ-herpesviridae, typically displays two different phases in its lifecycle, the latent phase and the lytic phase. Latent-associated nuclear antigen (LANA), the primary viral product during latency, has been reported to bind to a series of cellular gene promoters to modulate gene transcription. To systemically elucidate the cellular genes regulated by LANA, we identified genome-wide LANA binding sites by chromatin immunoprecipitation coupled with sequencing (ChIP-seq)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614057/dual-effects-of-constitutively-active-androgen-receptor-and-full-length-androgen-receptor-for-n-cadherin-regulation-in-prostate-cancer
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Félicie Cottard, Pauline Ould Madi-Berthélémy, Eva Erdmann, Frédérique Schaff-Wendling, Céline Keime, Tao Ye, Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz, Jocelyn Céraline
Constitutively active androgen receptor (AR) variants have been involved in the expression of mesenchymal markers such as N-cadherin in prostate cancer (PCa). However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. It remains unclear, whether N-cadherin gene (CDH2) is a direct transcriptional target of AR variants or whether the observed upregulation is due to indirect effects through additional regulatory factors. Moreover, the specific contribution of full-length AR and AR variants in N-cadherin regulation in PCa has never been explored deeply...
May 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611454/integrated-analysis-and-transcript-abundance-modelling-of-h3k4me3-and-h3k27me3-in-developing-secondary-xylem
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Steven G Hussey, Mattheus T Loots, Karen van der Merwe, Eshchar Mizrachi, Alexander A Myburg
Despite the considerable contribution of xylem development (xylogenesis) to plant biomass accumulation, its epigenetic regulation is poorly understood. Furthermore, the relative contributions of histone modifications to transcriptional regulation is not well studied in plants. We investigated the biological relevance of H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 in secondary xylem development using ChIP-seq and their association with transcript levels among other histone modifications in woody and herbaceous models. In developing secondary xylem of the woody model Eucalyptus grandis, H3K4me3 and H3K27me3 genomic spans were distinctly associated with xylogenesis-related processes, with (late) lignification pathways enriched for putative bivalent domains, but not early secondary cell wall polysaccharide deposition...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611249/a-herpesviral-immediate-early-protein-promotes-transcription-elongation-of-viral-transcripts
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Hannah L Fox, Jill A Dembowski, Neal A DeLuca
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) genes are transcribed by cellular RNA polymerase II (RNA Pol II). While four viral immediate early proteins (ICP4, ICP0, ICP27, and ICP22) function in some capacity in viral transcription, the mechanism by which ICP22 functions remains unclear. We observed that the FACT complex (comprised of SSRP1 and Spt16) was relocalized in infected cells as a function of ICP22. ICP22 was also required for the association of FACT and the transcription elongation factors SPT5 and SPT6 with viral genomes...
June 13, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609483/histone-posttranslational-modifications-predict-specific-alternative-exon-subtypes-in-mammalian-brain
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Qiwen Hu, Eun Ji Kim, Jian Feng, Gregory R Grant, Elizabeth A Heller
A compelling body of literature, based on next generation chromatin immunoprecipitation and RNA sequencing of reward brain regions indicates that the regulation of the epigenetic landscape likely underlies chronic drug abuse and addition. It is now critical to develop highly innovative computational strategies to reveal the relevant regulatory transcriptional mechanisms that may underlie neuropsychiatric disease. We have analyzed chromatin regulation of alternative splicing, which is implicated in cocaine exposure in mice...
June 13, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608405/revisiting-the-specificity-of-the-mhc-class%C3%A2-ii-transactivator-ciita-in-classical-murine-dendritic-cells-in-vivo
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David A Anderson, Gary E Grajales-Reyes, Ansuman T Satpathy, Carlos E Vasquez Hueichucura, Theresa L Murphy, Kenneth M Murphy
Ciita was discovered for its role in regulating transcription of major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII) genes. Subsequently, CIITA was predicted to control many other genes based on reporter and ChIP-seq analysis but few such predictions have been verified in vivo using Ciita(-/-) mice. Testing these predictions for classical dendritic cells (cDCs) has been particularly difficult, since Ciita(-/-) mice lack MHCII expression required to identify cDCs. However, recent identification of the cDC-specific transcription factor Zbtb46 allows identification of cDCs independently of MHCII expression...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607444/identification-of-novel-dysregulated-key-genes-in-breast-cancer-through-high-throughput-chip-seq-data-analysis
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Utkarsh Raj, Imlimaong Aier, Rahul Semwal, Pritish Kumar Varadwaj
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed countries, and it imposes a considerable threat to human health. Therefore, in order to develop effective targeted therapies against Breast cancer, a deep understanding of its underlying molecular mechanisms is required. The application of deep transcriptional sequencing has been found to be reported to provide an efficient genomic assay to delve into the insights of the diseases and may prove to be useful in the study of Breast cancer...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607381/wsmd-weakly-supervised-motif-discovery-in-transcription-factor-chip-seq-data
#16
Hongbo Zhang, Lin Zhu, De-Shuang Huang
Although discriminative motif discovery (DMD) methods are promising for eliciting motifs from high-throughput experimental data, due to consideration of computational expense, most of existing DMD methods have to choose approximate schemes that greatly restrict the search space, leading to significant loss of predictive accuracy. In this paper, we propose Weakly-Supervised Motif Discovery (WSMD) to discover motifs from ChIP-seq datasets. In contrast to the learning strategies adopted by previous DMD methods, WSMD allows a "global" optimization scheme of the motif parameters in continuous space, thereby reducing the information loss of model representation and improving the quality of resultant motifs...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605389/genome-wide-mapping-of-protein-dna-interactions-with-chec-seq-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#17
Sebastian Grünberg, Gabriel E Zentner
Genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interactions is critical for understanding gene regulation, chromatin remodeling, and other chromatin-resident processes. Formaldehyde crosslinking followed by chromatin immunoprecipitation and high-throughput sequencing (X-ChIP-seq) has been used to gain many valuable insights into genome biology. However, X-ChIP-seq has notable limitations linked to crosslinking and sonication. Native ChIP avoids these drawbacks by omitting crosslinking, but often results in poor recovery of chromatin-bound proteins...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602960/the-impact-of-vdr-expression-and-regulation-in-vivo
#18
Seong Min Lee, Mark B Meyer, Nancy A Benkusky, Charles A O'Brien, J Wesley Pike
The vitamin D receptor (VDR) mediates the pleiotropic biological actions of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3). These actions include orchestration of mineral homeostasis which is coordinated by the kidney, intestine, bone and parathyroid gland wherein the VDR transcriptionally regulates expression of the genes involved in this complex process. Mutations in human VDR (hVDR) cause hereditary vitamin D resistant rickets, a genetic syndrome characterized by hypocalcemia, hyperparathyroidism and rickets resulting from dysregulation of mineral homeostasis...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599414/g9a-performs-important-roles-in-the-progression-of-breast-cancer-through-upregulating-its-targets
#19
Wenhua Jiang, Pengfei Liu, Xiaodong Li
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common type of malignancy in females worldwide, however, its underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanisms behind the development and progression of BC and identify potential biomarkers for it. The chromatin immunoprecipitation-DNA sequencing (ChIP-Seq) dataset GSM1642516 and gene expression dataset GSE34925 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Affy and oligo packages were used for the background correction and normalization of the gene expression dataset...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592290/dna-methylation-based-chromatin-compartments-and-chip-seq-profiles-reveal-transcriptional-drivers-of-prostate-carcinogenesis
#20
Poppy Simmonds, Erick Loomis, Edward Curry
BACKGROUND: Profiles of DNA methylation of many tissues relevant in human disease have been obtained from microarrays and are publicly available. These can be used to generate maps of chromatin compartmentalization, demarcating open and closed chromatin across the genome. Additionally, large sets of genome-wide transcription factor binding profiles have been made available thanks to ChIP-seq technology. METHODS: We have identified genomic regions with altered chromatin compartmentalization in prostate adenocarcinoma tissue relative to normal prostate tissue, using DNA methylation microarray data from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
June 7, 2017: Genome Medicine
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