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Yachen Zang, Laura E Pascal, Yibin Zhou, Xiaonan Qiu, Leizhen Wei, Junkui Ai, Joel B Nelson, Mingming Zhong, Boxin Xue, Shaoxiong Wang, Dongrong Yang, Li Lan, Yuxi Shan, Zhou Wang
ELL2 is an androgen-responsive gene that is expressed by prostate epithelial cells and is frequently down-regulated in prostate cancer. Deletion of Ell2 in the murine prostate induced murine prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia and ELL2 knockdown enhanced proliferation and migration in C4-2 prostate cancer cells. Here, knockdown of ELL2 sensitized prostate cancer cells to DNA damage and overexpression of ELL2 protected prostate cancer cells from DNA damage. Knockdown of ELL2 impaired non-homologous end joining repair but not homologous recombination repair...
February 28, 2018: Cancer Letters
Yi-Hsuan Wu, Rebecca E Graff, Michael N Passarelli, Joshua D Hoffman, Elad Ziv, Thomas J Hoffmann, John S Witte
BACKGROUND: There exists compelling evidence that some genetic variants are associated with the risk of multiple cancer sites (i.e., pleiotropy). However, the biological mechanisms through which the pleiotropic variants operate are unclear. METHODS: We obtained all cancer risk associations from the National Human Genome Research Institute-European Bioinformatics Institute GWAS Catalog, and correlated cancer risk variants were clustered into groups. Pleiotropic variant groups and genes were functionally annotated...
November 17, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Lou-Ella M M Alexander, January Watters, Jessica A Reusch, Michelle Maurin, Brook S Nepon-Sixt, Katerina Vrzalikova, Mark G Alexandrow, Paul G Murray, Kenneth L Wright
The data presented here are related to the research article entitled "Selective expression of the transcription elongation factor ELL3 in B cells prior to ELL2 drives proliferation and survival" (Alexander et al., 2017) [1]. The cited research article characterizes Eleven-nineteen Lysine-rich Leukemia 3 (ELL3) expression in the B cell compartment and functional dependence in B lymphoma cell lines. This data report describes the mRNA expression pattern in a panel of cell lines representing the B cell compartment, supplementing the protein expression data presented in the associated research report...
December 2017: Data in Brief
Ni Li, David C Johnson, Niels Weinhold, Scott Kimber, Sara E Dobbins, Jonathan S Mitchell, Ben Kinnersley, Amit Sud, Philip J Law, Giulia Orlando, Matthew Scales, Christopher P Wardell, Asta Försti, Phuc H Hoang, Molly Went, Amy Holroyd, Fadi Hariri, Tomi Pastinen, Tobias Meissner, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Kari Hemminki, Gareth J Morgan, Martin Kaiser, Richard S Houlston
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a malignancy of plasma cells. Genome-wide association studies have shown that variation at 5q15 influences MM risk. Here, we have sought to decipher the causal variant at 5q15 and the mechanism by which it influences tumorigenesis. We show that rs6877329 G > C resides in a predicted enhancer element that physically interacts with the transcription start site of ELL2. The rs6877329-C risk allele is associated with reduced enhancer activity and lowered ELL2 expression. Since ELL2 is critical to the B cell differentiation process, reduced ELL2 expression is consistent with inherited genetic variation contributing to arrest of plasma cell development, facilitating MM clonal expansion...
September 12, 2017: Cell Reports
Xia Shen, Lucija Klarić, Sodbo Sharapov, Massimo Mangino, Zheng Ning, Di Wu, Irena Trbojević-Akmačić, Maja Pučić-Baković, Igor Rudan, Ozren Polašek, Caroline Hayward, Timothy D Spector, James F Wilson, Gordan Lauc, Yurii S Aulchenko
Joint modeling of a number of phenotypes using multivariate methods has often been neglected in genome-wide association studies and if used, replication has not been sought. Modern omics technologies allow characterization of functional phenomena using a large number of related phenotype measures, which can benefit from such joint analysis. Here, we report a multivariate genome-wide association studies of 23 immunoglobulin G (IgG) N-glycosylation phenotypes. In the discovery cohort, our multi-phenotype method uncovers ten genome-wide significant loci, of which five are novel (IGH, ELL2, HLA-B-C, AZI1, FUT6-FUT3)...
September 6, 2017: Nature Communications
Laura E Pascal, Khalid Z Masoodi, June Liu, Xiaonan Qiu, Qiong Song, Yujuan Wang, Yachen Zang, Tiejun Yang, Yao Wang, Lora H Rigatti, Uma Chandran, Leandro M Colli, Ricardo Z N Vencio, Yi Lu, Jian Zhang, Zhou Wang
Elongation factor, RNA polymerase II, 2 (ELL2) is an RNA Pol II elongation factor with functional properties similar to ELL that can interact with the prostate tumor suppressor EAF2. In the prostate, ELL2 is an androgen response gene that is upregulated in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). We recently showed that ELL2 loss could enhance prostate cancer cell proliferation and migration, and that ELL2 gene expression was downregulated in high Gleason score prostate cancer specimens. Here, prostate-specific deletion of ELL2 in a mouse model revealed a potential role for ELL2 as a prostate tumor suppressor in vivoEll2-knockout mice exhibited prostatic defects including increased epithelial proliferation, vascularity and PIN lesions similar to the previously determined prostate phenotype in Eaf2-knockout mice...
November 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
Lou-Ella M M Alexander, January Watters, Jessica A Reusch, Michelle Maurin, Brook S Nepon-Sixt, Katerina Vrzalikova, Mark G Alexandrow, Paul G Murray, Kenneth L Wright
B cell activation is dependent on a large increase in transcriptional output followed by focused expression on secreted immunoglobulin as the cell transitions to an antibody producing plasma cell. The rapid transcriptional induction is facilitated by the release of poised RNA pol II into productive elongation through assembly of the super elongation complex (SEC). We report that a SEC component, the Eleven -nineteen Lysine-rich leukemia (ELL) family member 3 (ELL3) is dynamically up-regulated in mature and activated human B cells followed by suppression as B cells transition to plasma cells in part mediated by the transcription repressor PRDM1...
November 2017: Molecular Immunology
Xiaonan Qiu, Laura E Pascal, Qiong Song, Yachen Zang, Junkui Ai, Katherine J O'Malley, Joel B Nelson, Zhou Wang
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August 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Qian Huang, Xin-Wen Zhang, Yu-Shui Ma, Gai-Xia Lu, Ru-Ting Xie, Hui-Qiong Yang, Zhong-Wei Lv, Xiao-Ming Zhong, Tao Liu, Shi-Xiong Huang, Da Fu, Chun Xie
Background: An increasing understanding of the genes and molecular pathways of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) can provide us a useful insight for the development of more effective targeted therapeutic. Methods: To investigate the expression and clinical significance of miR-299 and its target genes in GBM, the expression levels of miR-299 and its target gene in human normal brain tissues and GBM were analyzed in silico using genes microarray and hierarchical clustering analysis followed by validation with quantitative RT-PCR...
July 1, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Alboukadel Kassambara, Michel Jourdan, Angélique Bruyer, Nicolas Robert, Véronique Pantesco, Olivier Elemento, Bernard Klein, Jérôme Moreaux
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that attenuate expression of their mRNA targets. Here, we developed a new method and an R package, to easily infer candidate miRNA-mRNA target interactions that could be functional during a given biological process. Using this method, we described, for the first time, a comprehensive integrated analysis of miRNAs and mRNAs during human normal plasma cell differentiation (PCD). Our results reveal 63 miRNAs with significant temporal changes in their expression during normal PCD...
June 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
A M Olivares, A S Jelcick, J Reinecke, B Leehy, A Haider, M A Morrison, L Cheng, D F Chen, M M DeAngelis, N B Haider
Regulation of biological processes occurs through complex, synergistic mechanisms. In this study, we discovered the synergistic orchestration of multiple mechanisms regulating the normal and diseased state (age related macular degeneration, AMD) in the retina. We uncovered gene networks with overlapping feedback loops that are modulated by nuclear hormone receptors (NHR), miRNAs, and epigenetic factors. We utilized a comprehensive filtering and pathway analysis strategy comparing miRNA and microarray data between three mouse models and human donor eyes (normal and AMD)...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
Xiaonan Qiu, Laura E Pascal, Qiong Song, Yachen Zang, Junkui Ai, Katherine J O'Malley, Joel B Nelson, Zhou Wang
Elongation factor, RNA polymerase II, 2 (ELL2) is expressed and regulated by androgens in the prostate. ELL2 and ELL-associated factor 2 (EAF2) form a stable complex, and their orthologs in Caenorhabditis elegans appear to be functionally similar. In C. elegans, the EAF2 ortholog eaf-1 was reported to interact with the retinoblastoma (RB) pathway to control development and fertility in worms. Because RB loss is frequent in prostate cancer, ELL2 interaction with RB might be important for prostate homeostasis...
March 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
Shiqian Qi, Zichong Li, Ursula Schulze-Gahmen, Goran Stjepanovic, Qiang Zhou, James H Hurley
The intrinsically disordered scaffold proteins AFF1/4 and the transcription elongation factors ELL1/2 are core components of the super elongation complex required for HIV-1 proviral transcription. Here we report the 2.0-Å resolution crystal structure of the human ELL2 C-terminal domain bound to its 50-residue binding site on AFF4, the ELLBow. The ELL2 domain has the same arch-shaped fold as the tight junction protein occludin. The ELLBow consists of an N-terminal helix followed by an extended hairpin that we refer to as the elbow joint, and occupies most of the concave surface of ELL2...
January 30, 2017: Nature Communications
Daniel J Hodson, Arthur L Shaffer, Wenming Xiao, George W Wright, Roland Schmitz, James D Phelan, Yandan Yang, Daniel E Webster, Lixin Rui, Holger Kohlhammer, Masao Nakagawa, Thomas A Waldmann, Louis M Staudt
The requirement for the B-cell transcription factor OCT2 (octamer-binding protein 2, encoded by Pou2f2) in germinal center B cells has proved controversial. Here, we report that germinal center B cells are formed normally after depletion of OCT2 in a conditional knockout mouse, but their proliferation is reduced and in vivo differentiation to antibody-secreting plasma cells is blocked. This finding led us to examine the role of OCT2 in germinal center-derived lymphomas. shRNA knockdown showed that almost all diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) cell lines are addicted to the expression of OCT2 and its coactivator OCA-B...
April 5, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Zichong Li, Huasong Lu, Qiang Zhou
Promoter-proximal pausing by RNA polymerase II (Pol II) is a key rate-limiting step in HIV-1 transcription and latency reversal. The viral Tat protein recruits human super elongation complexes (SECs) to paused Pol II to overcome this restriction. Despite the recent progress in understanding the functions of different subsets of SECs in controlling cellular and Tat-activated HIV transcription, little is known about the SEC subtypes that help reverse viral latency in CD4(+) T cells. Here, we used the CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing tool to knock out the gene encoding the SEC subunit ELL2, AFF1, or AFF4 in Jurkat/2D10 cells, a well-characterized HIV-1 latency model...
April 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Martina Minnich, Hiromi Tagoh, Peter Bönelt, Elin Axelsson, Maria Fischer, Beatriz Cebolla, Alexander Tarakhovsky, Stephen L Nutt, Markus Jaritz, Meinrad Busslinger
The transcription factor Blimp-1 is necessary for the generation of plasma cells. Here we studied its functions in plasmablast differentiation by identifying regulated Blimp-1 target genes. Blimp-1 promoted the migration and adhesion of plasmablasts. It directly repressed genes encoding several transcription factors and Aicda (which encodes the cytidine deaminase AID) and thus silenced B cell-specific gene expression, antigen presentation and class-switch recombination in plasmablasts. It directly activated genes, which led to increased expression of the plasma cell regulator IRF4 and proteins involved in immunoglobulin secretion...
March 2016: Nature Immunology
Bhairavi Swaminathan, Guðmar Thorleifsson, Magnus Jöud, Mina Ali, Ellinor Johnsson, Ram Ajore, Patrick Sulem, Britt-Marie Halvarsson, Guðmundur Eyjolfsson, Vilhelmina Haraldsdottir, Christina Hultman, Erik Ingelsson, Sigurður Y Kristinsson, Anna K Kähler, Stig Lenhoff, Gisli Masson, Ulf-Henrik Mellqvist, Robert Månsson, Sven Nelander, Isleifur Olafsson, Olof Sigurðardottir, Hlif Steingrimsdóttir, Annette Vangsted, Ulla Vogel, Anders Waage, Hareth Nahi, Daniel F Gudbjartsson, Thorunn Rafnar, Ingemar Turesson, Urban Gullberg, Kári Stefánsson, Markus Hansson, Unnur Thorsteinsdóttir, Björn Nilsson
Multiple myeloma (MM) is characterized by an uninhibited, clonal growth of plasma cells. While first-degree relatives of patients with MM show an increased risk of MM, the genetic basis of inherited MM susceptibility is incompletely understood. Here we report a genome-wide association study in the Nordic region identifying a novel MM risk locus at ELL2 (rs56219066T; odds ratio (OR)=1.25; P=9.6 × 10(-10)). This gene encodes a stoichiometrically limiting component of the super-elongation complex that drives secretory-specific immunoglobulin mRNA production and transcriptional regulation in plasma cells...
2015: Nature Communications
Li Xu, Hongwei Tang, Diane W Chen, Adel K El-Naggar, Peng Wei, Erich M Sturgis
BACKGROUND: Salivary gland carcinomas (SGCs) are a rare malignancy with unknown etiology. The objective of the current study was to identify genetic variants modifying the risk of SGC and its major subtypes: adenoid cystic carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma. METHODS: The authors conducted a genome-wide association study in 309 well-defined SGC cases and 535 cancer-free controls. A single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-level discovery study was performed in non-Hispanic white individuals followed by a replication study in Hispanic individuals...
July 15, 2015: Cancer
Ian Bayles, Christine Milcarek
B cells can be activated by cognate antigen, anti-B-cell receptor antibody, complement receptors, or polyclonal stimulators like lipopolysaccharide; the overall result is a large shift in RNA processing to the secretory-specific form of immunoglobulin (Ig) heavy chain mRNA and an upregulation of Igh mRNA amounts. Associated with this shift is the large-scale induction of Ig protein synthesis and the unfolded protein response to accommodate the massive quantity of secretory Ig that results. Stimulation to secretion also produces major structural accommodations and stress, with extensive generation of endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi as part of the cellular architecture...
2014: Critical Reviews in Immunology
Yasuhito Funahashi, Zhou Wang, Katherine J O'Malley, Pradeep Tyagi, Donald B DeFranco, Jeffrey R Gingrich, Ryosuke Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Majima, Momokazu Gotoh, Naoki Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Prostatic inflammation is reportedly associated with the development of prostatic hyperplasia. We investigated the effects of prostatic inflammation on expression levels of androgen-responsive genes and growth factors in the rat prostate. METHODS: Prostatic inflammation was induced by Escherichia coli (strain 1677) injection (0.2 ml of 1 × 10(8) CFU/ml) into the prostatic urethra of male Sprague-Dawley rats, and ventral lobes of the prostate were harvested on day 84...
March 1, 2015: Prostate
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