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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884010/less-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-term-newborns-than-in-adults
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Patrick Lipp, Johanna Ruhnau, Anja Lange, Antje Vogelgesang, Alexander Dressel, Matthias Heckmann
BACKGROUND: Newborns are prone to infections, which are independent predictors of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are structures composed of chromatin and antimicrobial molecules that capture and kill pathogens. NETs may play an important role in the innate immune system and, thus, might be associated with impaired neonatal immune function. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare NET formation between term neonates and healthy adults...
November 25, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882215/epigenetic-changes-in-peripheral-leucocytes-as-biomarkers-in-intrauterine-growth-retardation-rat
#2
Xue-Feng Xu, Shan-Shan Xu, Lin-Cheng Fu, Qiong-Yao Hu, Ying Lv, Li-Zhong Du
Epigenetics plays an important role in the fetal origins of adult disease. Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) can cause increased histone acetylation of the endothelin-1 (ET-1) gene from pulmonary vascular endothelial cells or the whole lung tissue and persist into later life, likely resulting in increased risk of pulmonary hypertension or asthma later in life. However, little is known regarding the correlation of epigenetic changes between specific tissue and peripheral leucocytes. In the present study, an IUGR rat model was established by maternal nutrient restriction...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879513/high-grade-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-lung-with-carcinoid-morphology-a-study-of-12-cases
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Anne Marie Quinn, Anshuman Chaturvedi, Daisuke Nonaka
Twelve lung neuroendocrine tumors with morphologic features of carcinoid tumors but with mitotic count >10/2 mm are reported. There were 7 males and 5 females, with age ranging from 56 to 78 years. Four cases were from never-smokers. All tumors showed architectural and cytomorphologic features of carcinoid tumor, including organoid nesting, insular, trabecular, or acinar growth, and tumor cells with low nucleocytoplasmic ratio, abundant cytoplasm, ovoid to round nuclei, and salt and pepper chromatin. Angulated or confluent nesting, insular or lobular growth pattern was also seen...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873573/powerdress-interacts-with-histone-deacetylase-9-to-promote-aging-in-arabidopsis
#4
Xiangsong Chen, Li Lu, Kevin S Mayer, Mark Scalf, Shuiming Qian, Aaron Lomax, Lloyd M Smith, Xuehua Zhong
Leaf senescence is an essential part of the plant lifecycle during which nutrients are re-allocated to other tissues. The regulation of leaf senescence is a complex process. However, the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here, we uncovered a novel and the pivotal role of Arabidopsis HDA9 (a RPD3-like histone deacetylase) in promoting the onset of leaf senescence. We found that HDA9 acts in complex with a SANT domain-containing protein POWERDRESS (PWR) and transcription factor WRKY53. Our genome-wide profiling of HDA9 occupancy reveals that HDA9 directly binds to the promoters of key negative regulators of senescence and this association requires PWR...
November 22, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871365/mechanism-and-regulation-of-dna-protein-crosslink-repair-by-the-dna-dependent-metalloprotease-sprtn
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Julian Stingele, Roberto Bellelli, Ferdinand Alte, Graeme Hewitt, Grzegorz Sarek, Sarah L Maslen, Susan E Tsutakawa, Annabel Borg, Svend Kjær, John A Tainer, J Mark Skehel, Michael Groll, Simon J Boulton
Covalent DNA-protein crosslinks (DPCs) are toxic DNA lesions that interfere with essential chromatin transactions, such as replication and transcription. Little was known about DPC-specific repair mechanisms until the recent identification of a DPC-processing protease in yeast. The existence of a DPC protease in higher eukaryotes is inferred from data in Xenopus laevis egg extracts, but its identity remains elusive. Here we identify the metalloprotease SPRTN as the DPC protease acting in metazoans. Loss of SPRTN results in failure to repair DPCs and hypersensitivity to DPC-inducing agents...
November 17, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836583/sirt6-novel-mechanisms-and-links-to-aging-and-disease
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REVIEW
Luisa Tasselli, Wei Zheng, Katrin F Chua
SIRT6, a member of the Sirtuin family of NAD(+)-dependent enzymes, has established roles in chromatin signaling and genome maintenance. Through these functions, SIRT6 protects against aging-associated pathologies including metabolic disease and cancer, and can promote longevity in mice. Research from the past few years revealed that SIRT6 is a complex enzyme with multiple substrates and catalytic activities, and uncovered novel SIRT6 functions in the maintenance of organismal health span. Here, we review these new discoveries and models of SIRT6 biology in four areas: heterochromatin stabilization and silencing; stem cell biology; cancer initiation and progression; and regulation of metabolic homeostasis...
November 8, 2016: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825999/nad-and-the-aging-process-role-in-life-death-and-everything-in-between
#7
Claudia C S Chini, Mariana G Tarragó, Eduardo N Chini
Life as we know it cannot exist without the nucleotide nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). From the simplest organism, such as bacteria, to the most complex multicellular organisms, NAD is a key cellular component. NAD is extremely abundant in most living cells and has traditionally been described to be a cofactor in electron transfer during oxidation-reduction reactions. In addition to participating in these reactions, NAD has also been shown to play a key role in cell signaling, regulating several pathways from intracellular calcium transients to the epigenetic status of chromatin...
November 5, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821230/-primary-central-nervous-system-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-a-clinicopathologic-and-molecular-study
#8
Z P Ma, Babayi Ainiwaer, Z Y Liu, X L Shi, W L Cui, W Zhang, X X Li
Objective: To investigate clinicopathologic characteristics, immunophenotype and EB virus-related molecular genetic alterations in primary central nervous system diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) along with correlation with clinical prognosis. Methods: A total of 30 cases of primary central nervous system DLBCL were retrospectively studied by retrieving clinical data, histological evaluation and immunophenotyping by EnVision two steps methods. The expression of EBER mRNA was detected by in situ hybridization and bcl-2, bcl-6 and C-MYC gene abnormalities were analyzed by interphase fluorescence in situ hybridization...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818235/high-sucrose-intake-during-gestation-increases-angiotensin-ii-type-1-receptor-mediated-vascular-contractility-associated-with-epigenetic-alterations-in-aged-offspring-rats
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Lei Wu, Aiping Shi, Di Zhu, Le Bo, Yuan Zhong, Juan Wang, Zhice Xu, Caiping Mao
Accruing evidence have confirmed that the fetal programming in response to adverse environmental in utero factors plays essential roles in the pathogenesis of hypertension in later life. High sugar intake has been accepted worldwide in everyday life diet and becomes the critical public health issue. Our previous studies indicated that intake of high sucrose (HS) during pregnancy could change the vascular reactivity and dipsogenic behavior closely associated with abnormal renin-angiotensin system (RAS), to increase the risk of hypertension in adult offspring...
December 2016: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815855/aerial-pesticide-application-causes-dna-damage-in-pilots-from-sinaloa-mexico
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C Martínez-Valenzuela, S M Waliszewski, O Amador-Muñoz, E Meza, M E Calderón-Segura, E Zenteno, J Huichapan-Martínez, M Caba, R Félix-Gastélum, R Longoria-Espinoza
The use of pesticides in agricultural production originates residues in the environment where they are applied. Pesticide aerial application is a frequent source of exposure to pesticides by persons dedicated to agricultural practices and those living in neighboring communities of sprayed fields. The aim of the study was to assess the genotoxic effects of pesticides in workers occupationally exposed to these chemicals during their aerial application to agricultural fields of Sinaloa, Mexico. The study involved 30 pilots of airplanes used to apply pesticides via aerial application and 30 unexposed controls...
November 5, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807913/retained-fertilizing-capability-in-cryopreserved-feline-spermatozoa
#11
K Chatdarong
Sperm cryopreservation offers a long-term preservation of male genetic materials for future assisted reproductive technologies. However, dramatic changes in temperature during freezing and thawing injure sperm cells. While motility is essential for AI and membrane integrity is crucial for in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm DNA integrity is a common index of fertilizing capability required for AI, IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In endangered felids died unexpectedly, attempts have been made to recover as many DNA intact spermatozoa as possible from epididymis and testis to increase the opportunity to produce offspring in future...
November 3, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803663/environmental-enrichment-modified-epigenetic-mechanisms-in-samp8-mouse-hippocampus-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-and-inflammaging-and-achieving-neuroprotection
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Christian Griñan-Ferré, Dolors Puigoriol-Illamola, Verónica Palomera-Ávalos, David Pérez-Cáceres, Júlia Companys-Alemany, Antonio Camins, Daniel Ortuño-Sahagún, M Teresa Rodrigo, Mercè Pallàs
With the increase in life expectancy, aging and age-related cognitive impairments are becoming one of the most important issues for human health. At the same time, it has been shown that epigenetic mechanisms are emerging as universally important factors in life expectancy. The Senescence Accelerated Mouse P8 (SAMP8) strain exhibits age-related deterioration evidenced in learning and memory abilities and is a useful model of neurodegenerative disease. In SAMP8, Environmental Enrichment (EE) increased DNA-methylation levels (5-mC) and reduced hydroxymethylation levels (5-hmC), as well as increased histone H3 and H4 acetylation levels...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792453/metformin-targets-histone-acetylation-in-cancer-prone-epithelial-cells
#13
Elisabet Cuyàs, Salvador Fernández-Arroyo, Jorge Joven, Javier A Menendez
The usage of metabolic intermediates as substrates for chromatin-modifying enzymes provides a direct link between the metabolic state of the cell and epigenetics. Because this metabolism-epigenetics axis can regulate not only normal but also diseased states, it is reasonable to suggest that manipulating the epigenome via metabolic interventions may improve the clinical manifestation of age-related diseases including cancer. Using a model of BRCA1 haploinsufficiency-driven accelerated geroncogenesis, we recently tested the hypothesis that: 1...
October 28, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784745/mutational-landscape-and-gene-expression-patterns-in-adult-acute-myeloid-leukemias-with-monosomy-7-as-a-sole-abnormality
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Ann-Kathrin Eisfeld, Jessica Kohlschmidt, Krzysztof Mrozek, Stefano Volinia, James S Blachly, Deedra Nicolet, Christopher Oakes, Karl Kroll, Shelley Orwick, Andrew J Carroll, Richard M Stone, John C Byrd, Albert de la Chapelle, Clara D Bloomfield
Monosomy of chromosome 7 is the most frequent autosomal monosomy in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), where it associates with poor clinical outcomes. However, molecular features associated with this sole monosomy subtype (-7 AML) which may give insights into the basis for its poor prognosis have not been characterized. In this study, we analyzed 36 cases of -7 AML for mutations in 81 leukemia/cancer-associated genes using a customized targeted next-generation sequencing panel (Miseq). Global gene and microRNA expression profiles were also determined using paired RNA and small RNA sequencing data...
October 26, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768916/evidence-for-cell-free-nucleic-acids-as-continuously-arising-endogenous-dna-mutagens
#15
REVIEW
Ranjan Basak, Naveen Kumar Nair, Indraneel Mittra
There is extensive literature to show that nucleic acids can be taken up by cells under experimental conditions and that foetal DNA can be detected in maternal tissues. The uptaken DNA can integrate into host cell genomes and can be transcribed and translated into proteins. They can also cause chromosomal damage and karyotype alterations. Cell-free nucleic acids (cfNAs)-based non-invasive DNA diagnostic techniques are being extensively researched in the field of cancer with the potential to advance new prognostic parameters and direct treatment decisions...
November 2016: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766786/cytopathological-findings-of-primary-pulmonary-ewing-family-of-tumors-with-ewsr1-translocation-a-case-report
#16
Keishi Mizuguchi, Hiroshi Minato, Hitomi Onishi, Yuki Mitani, Jun Kawai
Primary pulmonary neoplasms of the Ewing family of tumors (EFT) are extremely rare and usually occur in adolescents or young adults. Only about 40 cases of pulmonary EFT have been reported in English literature, and no cytological studies have been documented. In this report, we describe the cytopathological findings of a primary pulmonary EFT in an elderly patient. A 70-year-old man sought care because of a progressing cough and dyspnea. Chest computed tomography revealed a circumscribed mass of 6 cm in the left upper lobe...
September 2016: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761074/catha-edulis-khat-induces-apoptosis-in-madin-darby-bovine-kidney-cell-line
#17
Hussein M Ageely, Ahmed E Agag, Syam Mohan, Atef Shehata
BACKGROUND: Khat (Catha edulis) is a controversial plant having a euphoretic effect, at the same time part of culture in many countries such as Africa and Arabian Peninsula. The presence of amphetamine-like substance, cathinone and cathine make this plant banned in many countries. Many neurological and other system related studies have been carried out in this plant, but the lack of toxicity studies are there especially the mechanism. OBJECTIVE: In this study, Madin-Darby Bovine Kidney cell line was used as an in vitro model to study the cell death mechanism...
July 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760329/replication-independent-histone-variant-h3-3-controls-animal-lifespan-through-the-regulation-of-pro-longevity-transcriptional-programs
#18
Antonia Piazzesi, Dražen Papić, Fabio Bertan, Paolo Salomoni, Pierluigi Nicotera, Daniele Bano
Chromatin structure orchestrates the accessibility to the genetic material. Replication-independent histone variants control transcriptional plasticity in postmitotic cells. The life-long accumulation of these histones has been described, yet the implications on organismal aging remain elusive. Here, we study the importance of the histone variant H3.3 in Caenorhabditis elegans longevity pathways. We show that H3.3-deficient nematodes have negligible lifespan differences compared to wild-type animals. However, H3...
October 18, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751600/pediatric-soft-tissue-tumor-pathology-a-happy-morpho-molecular-union
#19
Maureen O'Sullivan
Since its foundation by remarkably talented and insightful individuals, prominently including Pepper Dehner, pediatric soft tissue tumor pathology has developed at an immense rate. The morphologic classification of tumoral entities has extensively been corroborated, but has also evolved with refinement or realignment of these classifications, through accruing molecular data, with many derivative ancillary diagnostic assays now already well-established. Tumors of unclear histogenesis, classically morphologically undifferentiated, are prominent amongst pediatric sarcomas, however, the classes of undifferentiated round- or spindle-cell-tumors-not-otherwise-specified are being dismantled gradually with the identification of their molecular underpinnings...
September 5, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742763/molecular-classification-of-crohn-s-disease-reveals-two-clinically-relevant-subtypes
#20
Matthew Weiser, Jeremy M Simon, Bharati Kochar, Adelaide Tovar, Jennifer W Israel, Adam Robinson, Gregory R Gipson, Matthew S Schaner, Hans H Herfarth, R Balfour Sartor, Dermot P B McGovern, Reza Rahbar, Timothy S Sadiq, Mark J Koruda, Terrence S Furey, Shehzad Z Sheikh
OBJECTIVE: The clinical presentation and course of Crohn's disease (CD) is highly variable. We sought to better understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms that guide this heterogeneity, and characterise the cellular processes associated with disease phenotypes. DESIGN: We examined both gene expression and gene regulation (chromatin accessibility) in non-inflamed colon tissue from a cohort of adult patients with CD and control patients. To support the generality of our findings, we analysed previously published expression data from a large cohort of treatment-naïve paediatric CD and control ileum...
October 14, 2016: Gut
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