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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742195/the-use-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-to-detect-cerebral-microbleeds-after-lacunar-infarction
#1
L Shao, M Wang, X-H Ge, H-D Huang, L Gao, J-C Qin
OBJECTIVE: To study the value of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) technology to detect cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) in senile cerebral lacunar infarction patients; and to evaluate the complicated cerebral hemorrhage risk after patients with CMBs took aspirin, an antiplatelet medication or received anticoagulant therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MRI scanning, using GRE-T2*WI, SWI and FSE sequences (T1WI, T2WI, and T2FLAIR), was performed on the three groups: (1) a cerebral lacunar infarction group; (2) cerebral lacunar infarction with cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) group; and (3) a healthy elderly group...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741798/novel-orally-bioavailable-ezh1-2-dual-inhibitors-with-greater-antitumor-efficacy-than-an-ezh2-selective-inhibitor
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Daisuke Honma, Osamu Kanno, Jun Watanabe, Junzo Kinoshita, Makoto Hirasawa, Emi Nosaka, Machiko Shiroishi, Takeshi Takizawa, Isao Yasumatsu, Takao Horiuchi, Akira Nakao, Keisuke Suzuki, Tomonori Yamasaki, Katsuyoshi Nakajima, Miho Hayakawa, Takanori Yamazaki, Ajay Singh Yadav, Nobuaki Adachi
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) methylates histone H3 lysine 27 and represses gene expression to regulate cell proliferation and differentiation. Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) or its close homolog EZH1 function as catalytic subunits of PRC2, so there are two PRC2 complexes containing either EZH2 or EZH1. Tumorigenic functions of EZH2 and its synthetic lethality with some subunits of SWItch/Sucrose Non-Fermentable (SWI/SNF) chromatin remodeling complexes have been observed. However, little is known about the function of EZH1 in tumorigenesis...
July 25, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739803/chromatin-remodeling-swi-snf-complex-regulates-coenzyme-q6-synthesis-and-a-metabolic-shift-to-respiration-in-yeast
#3
Agape M Awad, Srivats Venkataramanan, Anish Nag, Anoop Raj Galivanche, Michelle C Bradley, Lauren Neves, Stephen Douglass, Catherine F Clarke, Tracy L Johnson
Despite its relatively streamlined genome, there are many important examples of regulated RNA splicing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae Here we report a role for the chromatin remodeler SWI/SNF in respiration, partially via the regulation of splicing. We find that a nutrient-dependent decrease in Snf2 leads to an increase in splicing of the PTC7 transcript. The spliced PTC7 transcript encodes a mitochondrial phosphatase regulator of biosynthesis of coenzyme Q6 (ubiquinone, or CoQ6), a mitochondrial redox-active lipid essential for electron and proton transport in respiration, and increased splicing of PTC7 increases CoQ6 levels...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737768/arid1a-mutated-ovarian-cancers-depend-on-hdac6%C3%A2-activity
#4
Benjamin G Bitler, Shuai Wu, Pyoung Hwa Park, Yang Hai, Katherine M Aird, Yemin Wang, Yali Zhai, Andrew V Kossenkov, Ana Vara-Ailor, Frank J Rauscher Iii, Weiping Zou, David W Speicher, David G Huntsman, Jose R Conejo-Garcia, Kathleen R Cho, David W Christianson, Rugang Zhang
ARID1A, encoding a subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodelling complex, is the most frequently mutated epigenetic regulator across all human cancers. ARID1A and TP53 mutations are typically mutually exclusive. Therapeutic approaches that correlate with this genetic characteristic remain to be explored. Here, we show that HDAC6 activity is essential in ARID1A-mutated ovarian cancers. Inhibition of HDAC6 activity using a clinically applicable small-molecule inhibitor significantly improved the survival of mice bearing ARID1A-mutated tumours...
July 24, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737171/brg1-swi-snf-dependent-regulation-of-the-wt1-transcriptional-landscape-mediates-epicardial-activity-during-heart-development-and-disease
#5
Joaquim Miguel Vieira, Sara Howard, Cristina Villa Del Campo, Sveva Bollini, Karina N Dubé, Megan Masters, Damien N Barnette, Mala Rohling, Xin Sun, Laura E Hankins, Daria Gavriouchkina, Ruth Williams, Daniel Metzger, Pierre Chambon, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler, Benjamin Davies, Paul R Riley
Epicardium-derived cells (EPDCs) contribute cardiovascular cell types during development and in adulthood respond to Thymosin β4 (Tβ4) and myocardial infarction (MI) by reactivating a fetal gene programme to promote neovascularization and cardiomyogenesis. The mechanism for epicardial gene (re-)activation remains elusive. Here we reveal that BRG1, the essential ATPase subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodelling complex, is required for expression of Wilms' tumour 1 (Wt1), fetal EPDC activation and subsequent differentiation into coronary smooth muscle, and restores Wt1 activity upon MI...
July 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733931/do-6%C3%A2-months-of-whole-body-vibration-training-improve-lean-mass-and-bone-mass-acquisition-of-adolescent-swimmers
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A Gómez-Bruton, A González-Agüero, A Matute-Llorente, C Julián, G Lozano-Berges, A Gómez-Cabello, J A Casajús, G Vicente-Rodríguez
Swimming has little effect on bone mass. Therefore, adolescent swimmers should complement their water training with a short and intense weight-bearing training, aiming to increase their bone acquisition. Forty swimmers performed a six-month whole-body vibration (WBV) training. WBV had no effect on adolescent swimmers' bone mass or lean mass. PURPOSE: The aims of the present study were to evaluate the effects of a whole-body vibration (WBV) intervention on bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC) and lean mass (LM) in adolescent swimmers...
December 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731570/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-and-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-of-the-cerebral-vasculature-using-ferumoxytol
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Saifeng Liu, Jean-Christophe Brisset, Jiani Hu, E Mark Haacke, Yulin Ge
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the potential of imaging cerebral arteries and veins with ferumoxytol using susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) and quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The relationships between ferumoxytol concentration and the apparent susceptibility at 1.5T, 3T, and 7T were determined using phantom data; the ability of visualizing subvoxel vessels was evaluated using simulations; and the feasibility of using ferumoxytol to enhance the visibility of small vessels was confirmed in three healthy volunteers at 7T(with doses 1 mg/kg to 4 mg/kg)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731166/screening-of-the-prognostic-targets-for-breast-cancer-based-co-expression-modules-analysis
#8
Huijuan Liu, Hui Ye
The purpose of the present study was to screen the prognostic targets for breast cancer based on a co-expression modules analysis. The microarray dataset GSE73383 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, including 15 breast cancer samples with good prognosis and 9 breast cancer samples with poor prognosis. The differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified with the limma package. The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery was used to perform Gene Ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731042/molecular-alterations-of-coexisting-thyroid-papillary-carcinoma-and-anaplastic-carcinoma-identification-of-tert-mutation-as-an-independent-risk-factor-for-transformation
#9
Naoki Oishi, Tetsuo Kondo, Aya Ebina, Yukiko Sato, Junko Akaishi, Rumi Hino, Noriko Yamamoto, Kunio Mochizuki, Tadao Nakazawa, Hiroshi Yokomichi, Koichi Ito, Yuichi Ishikawa, Ryohei Katoh
Thyroid papillary carcinoma is the most common endocrine neoplasm and generally carries a favorable prognosis. However, a small subset of papillary carcinomas transforms into anaplastic carcinoma, an undifferentiated cancer with a dismal prognosis. Recent studies using next-generation sequencing revealed the genomic landscape of papillary carcinoma and anaplastic carcinoma. However, risk factors for anaplastic transformation in papillary carcinoma remain obscure. In the present study, we investigated molecular alterations of papillary carcinoma and anaplastic carcinoma components in 27 tumors in which anaplastic carcinoma coexisted with antecedent papillary carcinoma...
July 21, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728166/whole-genome-sequencing-revealed-novel-prognostic-biomarkers-and-promising-targets-for-therapy-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
#10
Hiroaki Itamochi, Tetsuro Oishi, Nao Oumi, Satoshi Takeuchi, Kosuke Yoshihara, Mikio Mikami, Nobuo Yaegashi, Yasuhisa Terao, Kazuhiro Takehara, Kimio Ushijima, Hidemichi Watari, Daisuke Aoki, Tadashi Kimura, Toshiaki Nakamura, Yoshihito Yokoyama, Junzo Kigawa, Toru Sugiyama
BACKGROUND: Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) is mostly resistant to standard chemotherapy that results in poor patient survival. To understand the genetic background of these tumours, we performed whole-genome sequencing of OCCC tumours. METHODS: Tumour tissue samples and matched blood samples were obtained from 55 Japanese women diagnosed with OCCC. Whole-genome sequencing was performed using the Illumina HiSeq platform according to standard protocols. RESULTS: Alterations to the switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) subunit, the phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signalling pathway, and the receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK)/Ras signalling pathway were found in 51%, 42%, and 29% of OCCC tumours, respectively...
July 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716950/analysis-of-small-critical-regions-of-swi1-conferring-prion-formation-maintenance-and-transmission
#11
Stephanie Valtierra, Zhiqiang Du, Liming Li
Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains several prion elements, which are epigenetically transmitted as self-perpetuating protein conformations. One such prion is [SWI(+) ], whose protein determinant is Swi1, a subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex. We previously reported that [SWI(+) ] formation results in a partial loss-of-function phenotype of poor growth in non-glucose media and abolishment of multicellularity. We also showed that the first 38 amino acids of Swi1 propagated [SWI(+)]. We show here that a region as small as the first 32 amino acids of Swi1 (Swi11-32) can decorate [SWI(+)] aggregation and stably maintain and transmit [SWI(+)] independently of full-length Swi1...
July 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716731/arid1a-represses-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-migration-through-lncrna-mvih
#12
Sheng Cheng, Lan Wang, Chuan-Huai Deng, Shi-Chun Du, Ze-Guang Han
ARID1A, encoding the BAF250a subunit of SWI/SNF complex, has a high mutation frequency in numerous types of cancer. LncRNAs, a type of non-coding RNAs longer than 200 nucleotides, have been reported to interplay with SWI/SNF complex during cancer progression. However, whether the interaction between ARID1A and lncRNA affects hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) still needs to be investigated. Here, we reveal that ARID1A interacts with lncRNA MVIH through some region(s) or domain(s) including ARID domain and C-terminal ARID1A protein binding domain...
July 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716547/cellular-senescence-regulated-by-swi-snf-complex-subunits-through-p53-p21-and-p16-prb-pathway
#13
Ling He, Ying Chen, Jianguo Feng, Weichao Sun, Shun Li, Mengting Ou, Liling Tang
SWI/SNF complex is an evolutionarily well-conserved chromatin-remodeling complex, which is implicated in the nucleosomes removing or sliding, impacting on the DNA repair, replication and genes expression regulation. The SWI/SNF complex consists up to 12 protein subunits. The catalytic subunits are BRG1 or BRM, which are exclusive ATPase subunits. BRG1 has been reported to play an important role in cellular senescence. However, The function of non-catalytic subunits involved in cellular senescence is rarely investigated...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716281/-black-butterfly-sign-on-t2-weighted-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-a-novel-finding-of-chronic-venous-congestion-of-the-brain-stem-and-spinal-cord-associated-with-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Mikako Enokizono, Noriko Sato, Minoru Morikawa, Yukio Kimura, Atsuhiko Sugiyama, Tomoko Maekawa, Daichi Sone, Daiki Takewaki, Tomoko Okamoto, Yuji Takahashi, Nobutaka Horie, Takayuki Matsuo
A dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) with spinal perimedullary venous drainage can cause progressive myelopathy, and it is sometimes incorrectly diagnosed as another spinal cord disease. Here we report the cases of three individuals with a DAVF (one craniocervical junction DAVF and two tentorial DAVFs) with progressive myelopathy showing unique magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings. MR T2*WI or susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) demonstrated symmetrical dark signal intensity lesions predominantly in the dorsal aspect of medulla and the central gray matter of cervical spinal cord that showed the "black butterfly" silhouette...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714904/brd9-inhibition-alone-or-in-combination-with-cytostatic-compounds-as-a-therapeutic-approach-in-rhabdoid-tumors
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Katja F Krämer, Natalia Moreno, Michael C Frühwald, Kornelius Kerl
Rhabdoid tumors (RT) are malignant neoplasms of early childhood. Despite intensive therapy, survival is poor and new treatment approaches are required. The only recurrent mutations in these tumors affect SMARCB1 and less commonly SMARCA4, both subunits of the chromatin remodeling complex SWItch/Sucrose Non-Fermentable (SWI/SNF). Loss of these two core subunits alters the function of the SWI/SNF complex, resulting in tumor development. We hypothesized that inhibition of aberrant SWI/SNF function by selective blockade of the BRD9 subunit of the SWI/SNF complex would reduce tumor cell proliferation...
July 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708730/physiological-laterality-of-superficial-cerebral-veins-on-susceptibility-weighted-imaging
#16
Satoshi Matsushima, Tetsuya Shimizu, Taku Gomi, Kunihiko Fukuda
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether laterality of the superficial cerebral veins can be seen on susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) in patients with no intracranial lesions that affect venous visualization. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 386 patients who underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging including SWI in our institute. Patients with a lesion with the potential to affect venous visualization on SWI were excluded. Two neuroradiologists visually evaluated the findings and scored the visualization of the superficial cerebral veins...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708721/development-of-correction-for-signal-to-noise-ratio-using-a-t2-with-improved-phase-method
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Natsuki Ikemitsu, Yuki Kanazawa, Yuki Matsumoto, Toshiaki Sasaki, Hiroaki Hayashi, Mitsuharu Miyoshi, Masafumi Harada
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the phase image focusing T2 and to develop an improved phase (iPhase) image acquired high SNR. METHODS: The iPhase images of phantom and brain were acquired with multi-echo spoiled gradient-echo. The phantom component was a gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA) solution made of different concentrations (0.1, 0.5, and 1 wt%) and Gd-DTPA (0.1, 0.5, and 1 wt%) with agar (1.0 wt%). We applied the iPhase image to susceptibility weighed image (SWI) and evaluated SNR of SWI...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707666/-identification-of-proteins-associated-with-transcription-factors-hoxa9-and-e2a-pbx1-by-tandem-affinity-purification
#18
E A Shestakova, M Boutin, S Bourassa, E Bonneil, J J Bijl
Chimeric transcription factor E2A-PBX1 induces the development of acute lymphoblastic B-cell leukemia in children. Using a transgenic mouse model, we previously demonstrated that homeobox (HOX) gene HOXA9 genetically interact with E2A-PBX1 gene in the development of B-cell leukemia in mice. HOXA9 itself is a potent oncogene resulting in myeloid leukemia when overexpressed, which is strongly accelerated by its collaborator Meis1. HOX, PBX1 and MEIS1 proteins have been shown to form hetero dimeric or trimeric complexes in different combinations...
May 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705819/mri-of-the-swallow-tail-sign-a-useful-marker-in-the-diagnosis-of-lewy-body-dementia
#19
S Shams, D Fällmar, S Schwarz, L-O Wahlund, D van Westen, O Hansson, E-M Larsson, S Haller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are, to date, no MR imaging diagnostic markers for Lewy body dementia. Nigrosome 1, containing dopaminergic cells, in the substantia nigra pars compacta is hyperintense on SWI and has been called the swallow tail sign, disappearing with Parkinson disease. We aimed to study the swallow tail sign and its clinical applicability in Lewy body dementia and hypothesized that the sign would be likewise applicable in Lewy body dementia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cross-sectional multicenter study including 97 patients (mean age, 65 ± 10 years; 46% women), consisting of the following: controls (n = 21) and those with Lewy body dementia (n = 19), Alzheimer disease (n = 20), frontotemporal lobe dementia (n = 20), and mild cognitive impairment (n = 17)...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700662/brg1-promotes-hepatocarcinogenesis-by-regulating-proliferation-and-invasiveness
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Benedikt Kaufmann, Baocai Wang, Suyang Zhong, Melanie Laschinger, Pranali Patil, Miao Lu, Volker Assfalg, Zhangjun Cheng, Helmut Friess, Norbert Hüser, Guido von Figura, Daniel Hartmann
The chromatin remodeler complex SWI/SNF plays an important role in physiological and pathological processes. Brahma related gene 1(BRG1), a catalytic subunit of the SWI/SNF complex, is known to be mutated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, its role in HCC remains unclear. Here, we investigate the role of BRG1 on cell growth and invasiveness as well as its effect on the expression of putative target genes. Expression of BRG1 was examined in human liver tissue samples and in HCC cell lines. In addition, BRG1 was silenced in human HCC cell lines to analyse cell growth and invasiveness by growth curves, colony formation assay, invasion assay and the expression of putative target genes...
2017: PloS One
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