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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934504/accumulation-of-histone-variant-h3-3-with-age-is-associated-with-profound-changes-in-the-histone-methylation-landscape
#1
Andrey Tvardovskiy, Veit Schwämmle, Stefan J Kempf, Adelina Rogowska-Wrzesinska, Ole N Jensen
Deposition of replication-independent histone variant H3.3 into chromatin is essential for many biological processes, including development and reproduction. Unlike replication-dependent H3.1/2 isoforms, H3.3 is expressed throughout the cell cycle and becomes enriched in postmitotic cells with age. However, lifelong dynamics of H3 variant replacement and the impact of this process on chromatin organization remain largely undefined. Using quantitative middle-down proteomics we demonstrate that H3.3 accumulates to near saturation levels in the chromatin of various mouse somatic tissues by late adulthood...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928419/the-histone-deacetylase-sirt6-blocks-myostatin-expression-and-development-of-muscle-atrophy
#2
Sadhana A Samant, Abhinav Kanwal, Vinodkumar B Pillai, Riyue Bao, Mahesh P Gupta
Muscle wasting, also known as cachexia, is associated with many chronic diseases, which worsens prognosis of primary illness leading to enhanced mortality. Molecular basis of this metabolic syndrome is not yet completely understood. SIRT6 is a chromatin-bound member of the sirtuin family, implicated in regulating many cellular processes, ranging from metabolism, DNA repair to aging. SIRT6 knockout (SIRT6-KO) mice display loss of muscle, fat and bone density, typical characteristics of cachexia. Here we report that SIRT6 depletion in cardiac as well as skeletal muscle cells promotes myostatin (Mstn) expression...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923333/buccal-cell-micronucleus-frequency-is-significantly-elevated-in-patients-with-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-2
#3
Dany A Cuello-Almarales, Luis E Almaguer-Mederos, Yaimé Vázquez-Mojena, Dennis Almaguer-Gotay, Pedro Zayas-Feria, José M Laffita-Mesa, Yanetza González-Zaldívar, Raúl Aguilera-Rodríguez, Annelié Rodríguez-Estupiñán, Luis Velázquez-Pérez
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) is part of a group of at least nine dominantly inherited disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of specific neuronal populations and a shared mutational mechanism involving the expansion of a CAG repeat tract in coding regions of novel genes. Efforts have been made to identify biomarkers of disease progression, which would allow timely preventive therapeutic interventions. In the present study was assessed the influence of several genome instability biomarkers on SCA2 clinical severity...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919940/calcitox-aging-counterbalanced-by-endogenous-farnesol-like-sesquiterpenoids-an-undervalued-evolutionarily-ancient-key-signaling-pathway
#4
Arnold De Loof
Cells are powerful miniature electrophoresis chambers, at least during part of their life cycle. They die at the moment the voltage gradient over their plasma membrane, and their ability to drive a self-generated electric current carried by inorganic ions through themselves irreversibly collapses. Senescence is likely due to the progressive, multifactorial damage to the cell's electrical system. This is the essence of the "Fading electricity theory of aging" (De Loof et al., Aging Res. Rev. 2013;12:58-66)...
2017: Communicative & Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918768/postnatal-developmental-changes-in-fractal-complexity-of-giemsa-stained-chromatin-in-mice-spleen-follicular-cells
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Igor Pantic, Jovana Paunovic, Danijela Vucevic, Tatjana Radosavljevic, Stefan Dugalic, Anita Petkovic, Sanja Radojevic-Skodric, Senka Pantic
Although there are numerous recent works focusing on fractal properties of DNA and chromatin, many issues regarding changes in chromatin fractality during physiological aging remain unclear. In this study, we present results indicating that in mice, there is an age-related reduction of chromatin fractal complexity in a population of spleen follicular cells (SFCs). Spleen tissue was obtained from 16 mice and fixated in Carnoy solution. The youngest animal was newborn, and each animal was exactly 1 month older than the previous...
September 18, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916968/hmgb-proteins-and-arthritis
#6
REVIEW
Noboru Taniguchi, Yasuhiko Kawakami, Ikuro Maruyama, Martin Lotz
The high-mobility group box (HMGB) family includes four members: HMGB1, 2, 3 and 4. HMGB proteins have two functions. In the nucleus, HMGB proteins bind to DNA in a DNA structure-dependent but nucleotide sequence-independent manner to function in chromatin remodeling. Extracellularly, HMGB proteins function as alarmins, which are endogenous molecules released upon tissue damage to activate the immune system. HMGB1 acts as a late mediator of inflammation and contributes to prolonged and sustained systemic inflammation in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis...
September 15, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916540/massive-reshaping-of-genome-nuclear-lamina-interactions-during-oncogene-induced-senescence
#7
Christelle Lenain, Carolyn A de Graaf, Ludo Pagie, Nils L Visser, Marcel de Haas, Sandra S de Vries, Daniel Peric-Hupkes, Bas van Steensel, Daniel S Peeper
Cellular senescence is a mechanism that virtually irreversibly suppresses the proliferative capacity of cells in response to various stress signals. This includes the expression of activated oncogenes, which causes Oncogene-Induced Senescence (OIS). A body of evidence points to the involvement in OIS of chromatin reorganization, including the formation of senescence-associated heterochromatic foci (SAHF). The nuclear lamina (NL) is an important contributor to genome organization and has been implicated in cellular senescence and organismal aging...
September 15, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904110/the-chromatin-accessibility-signature-of-human-immune-aging-stems-from-cd8-t-cells
#8
Duygu Ucar, Eladio J Márquez, Cheng-Han Chung, Radu Marches, Robert J Rossi, Asli Uyar, Te-Chia Wu, Joshy George, Michael L Stitzel, A Karolina Palucka, George A Kuchel, Jacques Banchereau
Aging is linked to deficiencies in immune responses and increased systemic inflammation. To unravel the regulatory programs behind these changes, we applied systems immunology approaches and profiled chromatin accessibility and the transcriptome in PBMCs and purified monocytes, B cells, and T cells. Analysis of samples from 77 young and elderly donors revealed a novel and robust aging signature in PBMCs, with simultaneous systematic chromatin closing at promoters and enhancers associated with T cell signaling and a potentially stochastic chromatin opening mostly found at quiescent and repressed sites...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903152/nuclear-respiratory-factor-1-nrf-1-regulates-transcription-of-the-cxc-receptor-4-cxcr4-in-the-rat-retina
#9
Pei Chen, Xiaoxiao Cai, Ying Yang, Zhao Chen, Jin Qiu, Na Yu, Mingjun Tang, Qiyun Wang, Jian Ge, Keming Yu, Jing Zhuang
Purpose: The CXC receptor 4 (CXCR4) is required for various physiologic and pathologic processes in the eye, including stem cell trafficking, neuronal development, immune responses, and ocular neovascularization. Here, we used the rat retina models to determine the mechanisms driving CXCR4 transcription. Methods: The expression pattern of CXCR4 and nuclear respiratory factor-1 (NRF-1) were profiled in the rat retina during the course of development. Chromatin immunoprecipitation (CHiP) assay determined the transcriptional mechanism of CXCR4 in rat retina...
September 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893461/nuclear-lamins-thin-filaments-with-major-functions
#10
REVIEW
Rebecca de Leeuw, Yosef Gruenbaum, Ohad Medalia
The nuclear lamina is a nuclear peripheral meshwork that is mainly composed of nuclear lamins, although a small fraction of lamins also localizes throughout the nucleoplasm. Lamins are classified as type V intermediate filament (IF) proteins. Mutations in lamin genes cause at least 15 distinct human diseases, collectively termed laminopathies, including muscle, metabolic, and neuronal diseases, and can cause accelerated aging. Most of these mutations are in the LMNA gene encoding A-type lamins. A growing number of nuclear proteins are known to bind lamins and are implicated in both nuclear and cytoskeletal organization, mechanical stability, chromatin organization, signaling, gene regulation, genome stability, and cell differentiation...
September 8, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887637/epigenetic-regulation-in-cell-senescence
#11
REVIEW
Li-Qin Cheng, Zhu-Qin Zhang, Hou-Zao Chen, De-Pei Liu
Cell senescence, which is an irreversible state of cell proliferative arrest, has emerged as a potentially important contributor to tissue dysfunction and organismal ageing. Cell senescence is triggered by a variety of senescence stressors, which affect gene expression and multiple signalling pathways that give rise to various senescence phenotypes. Epigenetic mechanisms, as critical regulators of chromosomal architecture and gene expression, have added an extra dimension to the molecular mechanisms of cell senescence...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878488/research-progress-on-the-autonomous-flowering-time-pathway-in-arabidopsis
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REVIEW
Jing-Zhi Cheng, Yu-Ping Zhou, Tian-Xiao Lv, Chu-Ping Xie, Chang-En Tian
The transition from vegetative to reproductive growth phase is a pivotal and complicated process in the life cycle of flowering plants which requires a comprehensive response to multiple environmental aspects and endogenous signals. In Arabidopsis, six regulatory flowering time pathways have been defined by their response to distinct cues, namely photoperiod, vernalization, gibberellin, temperature, autonomous and age pathways, respectively. Among these pathways, the autonomous flowering pathway accelerates flowering independently of day length by inhibiting the central flowering repressor FLC...
July 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877400/glucocorticoid-receptor-is-involved-in-the-differential-expression-of-hepatic-3%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-between-barrows-and-boars-at-finishing-stage
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Xian Li, Rihua Cong, Wen Yao, Yimin Jia, Runsheng Li, Zhiyuan Sun, Xi Li, Ruqian Zhao
The enzyme 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) plays an important role in androstenone metabolism in pig liver, and its defective expression is related to the development of boar taint. Early age castration is a common practice in many countries to avoid boar taint, yet whether and how castration affects porcine hepatic 3β-HSD expression are still poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to compare the expression of 3β-HSD between intact (boars) and castrated (barrows) male pigs, and to explore the potential factors regulating 3β-HSD transcription...
September 6, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877062/recurrent-braf-gene-fusions-in-a-subset-of-pediatric-spindle-cell-sarcomas-expanding-the-genetic-spectrum-of-tumors-with-overlapping-features-with-infantile-fibrosarcoma
#14
Yu-Chien Kao, Christopher D M Fletcher, Rita Alaggio, Leonard Wexler, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Dicle Orhan, Wei-Chin Chang, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
Infantile fibrosarcomas (IFS) represent a distinct group of soft tissue tumors occurring in patients under 2 years of age and most commonly involving the extremities. Most IFS show recurrent ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusions, sensitivity to chemotherapy, and an overall favorable clinical outcome. However, outside these well-defined pathologic features, no studies have investigated IFS lacking ETV6-NTRK3 fusions, or tumors with the morphology resembling IFS in older children. This study was triggered by the identification of a novel SEPT7-BRAF fusion in an unclassified retroperitoneal spindle cell sarcoma in a 16-year-old female by targeted RNA sequencing...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864660/de-novo-digenic-mutations-of-telomere-associated-proteins-and-inflammasomes-initiate-many-chronic-human-diseases-a-hypothesis
#15
Vincent T Marchesi
Many age-related human diseases have inflammatory components of uncertain causes. It has been proposed that some may be initiated or sustained by doubly mutated immune cells that have both inappropriately activated inflammasomes and enhanced replicative potential. Genes of cells that express mutant TERT and NLRP3 proteins are presumed to be at increased risk for mutagenesis because they reside in subtelomeric regions of chromatin that are deficient in DNA repair mechanisms. Expanded clones of proinflammatory cells can occur throughout one's lifetime and could represent an alternative explanation for some forms of pathologic scarring that are now attributed to truncated telomeres...
September 1, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852706/ultra-rare-mutations-in-srcap-segregate-in-caribbean-hispanic-families-with-alzheimer-disease
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Badri N Vardarajan, Giuseppe Tosto, Roger Lefort, Lei Yu, David A Bennett, Philip L De Jager, Sandra Barral, Dolly Reyes-Dumeyer, Peter L Nagy, Joseph H Lee, Rong Cheng, Martin Medrano, Rafael Lantigua, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Peter St George-Hyslop, Richard Mayeux
OBJECTIVE: To identify rare coding variants segregating with late-onset Alzheimer disease (LOAD) in Caribbean Hispanic families. METHODS: Whole-exome sequencing (WES) was completed in 110 individuals from 31 Caribbean Hispanic families without APOE ε4 homozygous carriers. Rare coding mutations segregating in families were subsequently genotyped in additional families and in an independent cohort of Caribbean Hispanic patients and controls. SRCAP messenger RNA (mRNA) expression was assessed in whole blood from mutation carriers with LOAD, noncarriers with LOAD, and healthy elderly controls, and also from autopsied brains in 2 clinical neuropathologic cohort studies of aging and dementia...
October 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841245/marked-accumulation-of-oligodendroglia-like-cells-in-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-amygdala-enlargement-and-hippocampal-sclerosis
#17
Daichi Sone, Masako Ikemura, Yuko Saito, Go Taniguchi, Naoto Kunii
Although an increasing number of cases of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) with ipsilateral amygdala enlargement (AE) have been reported, there are few pathological reports, and no clear consensus has been established. Oligodendroglia or oligodendroglia-like cells (OLCs) have recently attracted attention in epilepsy studies. Here, we report the clinical and pathological findings of a 40-year-old male TLE patient with AE and hippocampal sclerosis, in whom histopathological study demonstrated remarkable clustering of OLCs around the uncus...
August 25, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829846/racial-differences-in-the-extracellular-matrix-and-histone-acetylation-of-the-lamina-cribrosa-and-peripapillary-sclera
#18
Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Jie Hyun Kim, Younhea Jung, Chan Kee Park
Purpose: We investigated the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the lamina cribrosa (LC) and peripapillary sclera (PPS) and compared histone acetylation and related enzymes to identify racial differences between Korean and Caucasian donor eyes. Methods: Posterior segment tissues were obtained from 30 Caucasian donors and 42 age and axial length-matched Korean donors. Histone modification was assessed for histone deacetylase (HDAC) 2, HDAC3, and acetylated histone H3...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817404/primary-renal-sarcomas-with-bcor-ccnb3-gene-fusion-a-report-of-2-cases-showing-histologic-overlap-with-clear-cell-sarcoma-of-kidney-suggesting-further-link-between-bcor-related-sarcomas-of-the-kidney-and-soft-tissues
#19
Pedram Argani, Yu-Chien Kao, Lei Zhang, Carlos Bacchi, Andres Matoso, Rita Alaggio, Jonathan I Epstein, Cristina R Antonescu
We report 2 primary renal sarcomas demonstrating BCOR-CCNB3 gene fusions that have recently been identified in undifferentiated round cell sarcomas of bone and soft tissue. These neoplasms occurred in male children aged 11 and 12 years, and both were cystic as a result of entrapment and dilatation of native renal tubules. Both cases were composed of variably cellular bland spindle cells with fine chromatin set in myxoid stroma and separated by a branching capillary vasculature. Both neoplasms demonstrated immunoreactivity for BCOR, cyclin D1, TLE1, and SATB2 in the spindle neoplastic cells and negativity in the prominent capillary vasculature...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802112/evaluation-of-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-for-freezability-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-fertility-of-nili-ravi-bubalus-bubalis-buffalo-semen
#20
R Ejaz, M S Ansari, B A Rakha, S Qadeer, A U Husna, S Akhter
Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is integral component of cell membrane that protects the cell in stressful events and involves in many metabolic pathways. It was hypothesized that ALA have the ability to protect the structural and functional integrity of buffalo spermatozoa during freeze-thawing. Therefore, study was designed to evaluate ALA supplementation (0, 5, 10 and 20 ng/mL) in extender on freezability and in vivo fertility of buffalo bull spermatozoa. Semen from three adult Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls of similar age was collected with artificial vagina (42 °C) for five weeks (replicates; N = 30)...
July 27, 2017: Theriogenology
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