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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983410/paternal-pachytene-pirnas-are-not-required-for-fertilization-embryonic-development-and-sperm-mediated-epigenetic-inheritance-in-mice
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Shuiqiao Yuan, Chong Tang, Andrew Schuster, Ying Zhang, Huili Zheng, Wei Yan
Pachytene piRNAs are MIWI-/MILI-bound small RNAs abundantly expressed in pachytene spermatocytes and round spermatids in adult mouse testes. Miwi knockout (KO) male mice are sterile due to spermiogenic arrest. In Caenorhabditis elegans, sperm-borne piRNAs appear to have an epigenetic role during fertilization and development because progeny of individuals with piRNA-deficient gametes display a progressive loss of fertility after several generations. In mice, it remains unknown whether pachytene piRNA-deficient round spermatids can produce offspring, and whether the progeny of Miwi mutants also exhibits transgenerational, progressive fertility loss...
December 2016: Environmental Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982377/environmental-epigenetics-in-zebrafish
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REVIEW
Vincenzo Cavalieri, Giovanni Spinelli
It is widely accepted that the epigenome can act as the link between environmental cues, both external and internal, to the organism and phenotype by converting the environmental stimuli to phenotypic responses through changes in gene transcription outcomes. Environmental stress endured by individual organisms can also enforce epigenetic variations in offspring that had never experienced it directly, which is termed transgenerational inheritance. To date, research in the environmental epigenetics discipline has used a wide range of both model and non-model organisms to elucidate the various epigenetic mechanisms underlying the adaptive response to environmental stimuli...
October 5, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950428/cigarette-smoking-significantly-alters-sperm-dna-methylation-patterns
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T G Jenkins, E R James, D F Alonso, J R Hoidal, P J Murphy, J M Hotaling, B R Cairns, D T Carrell, K I Aston
Numerous health consequences of tobacco smoke exposure have been characterized, and the effects of smoking on traditional measures of male fertility are well described. However, a growing body of data indicates that pre-conception paternal smoking also confers increased risk for a number of morbidities on offspring. The mechanism for this increased risk has not been elucidated, but it is likely mediated, at least in part, through epigenetic modifications transmitted through spermatozoa. In this study, we investigated the impact of cigarette smoke exposure on sperm DNA methylation patterns in 78 men who smoke and 78 never-smokers using the Infinium Human Methylation 450 beadchip...
September 26, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945943/the-role-of-epigenomics-in-aquatic-toxicology
#4
Susanne M Brander, Adam D Biales, Richard E Connon
Over the past decade, the field of molecular biology has rapidly incorporated epigenetic studies to evaluate organism-environment interactions that can result in chronic effects. Such responses arise from early life stage stress, the utilization of genetic information over an individual's life time, and transgenerational inheritance. Knowledge of epigenetic mechanisms provides the potential for a comprehensive evaluation of multigenerational and heritable effects from environmental stressors, such as contaminants...
October 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931070/atrazine-induced-epigenetic-transgenerational-inheritance-of-disease-lean-phenotype-and-sperm-epimutation-pathology-biomarkers
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Margaux McBirney, Stephanie E King, Michelle Pappalardo, Elizabeth Houser, Margaret Unkefer, Eric Nilsson, Ingrid Sadler-Riggleman, Daniel Beck, Paul Winchester, Michael K Skinner
Ancestral environmental exposures to a variety of environmental toxicants and other factors have been shown to promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of adult onset disease. The current study examined the potential transgenerational actions of the herbicide atrazine. Atrazine is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the agricultural industry, in particular with corn and soy crops. Outbred gestating female rats were transiently exposed to a vehicle control or atrazine. The F1 generation offspring were bred to generate the F2 generation and then the F2 generation bred to generate the F3 generation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930553/fetal-nucleic-acids-in-maternal-plasma-from-biology-to-clinical-translation
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Neha Bunkar, Arpit Bhargava, Koel Chaudhury, Radhey Shyam Sharma, Nirmal Kumar Lohiya, Pradyumna Kumar Mishra
Exposure to environmental contaminants during the critical window of pregnancy results in deregulation of highly coordinated genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in prenatal growth. Such disturbances significantly alter the fetal programming, and lead to various developmental disorders immediately, over the lifetime, or transgenerationally. During the process of placental development, fetal nucleic acids enter maternal plasma as a result of necrotic, apoptotic, and inflammatory mechanisms. These nucleic acids reflect normal or abnormal ongoing cellular changes during prenatal fetal development...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924262/prenatal-glucocorticoid-exposure-modifies-endocrine-function-and-behaviour-for-3-generations-following-maternal-and-paternal-transmission
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Vasilis G Moisiadis, Andrea Constantinof, Alisa Kostaki, Moshe Szyf, Stephen G Matthews
Fetal exposure to high levels of glucocorticoids programs long-term changes in the physiologic stress response and behaviours. However, it is not known whether effects manifest in subsequent generations of offspring following maternal (MT) or paternal (PT) transmission. We treated pregnant guinea pigs with three courses of saline or synthetic glucocorticoid (sGC) at a clinically relevant dose. Altered cortisol response to stress and behaviours transmitted to juvenile female and male F2 and F3 offspring from both parental lines...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916718/potential-sperm-contributions-to-the-murine-zygote-predicted-by-in-silico-analysis
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Panagiotis Ntostis, Deborah Carter, David Iles, J D Huntriss, Maria Tzetis, David Miller
Paternal contributions to the zygote are thought to extend beyond delivery of the genome and paternal RNAs have been linked to epigenetic transgenerational inheritance in different species. In addition, sperm-egg fusion activates several downstream processes that contribute to zygote formation, including PLC zeta-mediated egg activation and maternal RNA clearance. Since a third of the preimplantation developmental period in the mouse occurs prior to the first cleavage stage, there is ample time for paternal RNAs or their encoded proteins potentially to interact and participate in early zygotic activities...
September 15, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898977/from-the-cover-metabolomics-reveals-a-role-of-betaine-in-prenatal-dbp-exposure-induced-epigenetic-transgenerational-failure-of-spermatogenesis-in-rats
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Beilei Yuan, Wei Wu, Minjian Chen, Hao Gu, Qiuqin Tang, Dan Guo, Ting Chen, Yiqiu Chen, Chuncheng Lu, Ling Song, Yankai Xia, Daozhen Chen, Virender K Rehan, Jiahao Sha, Xinru Wang
There is increasing concern that early-life exposure to endocrine disruptors affects male offspring reproduction. However, whether di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), a widely used endocrine disruptor, has transgenerational effects and, if so, the exact underlying molecular mechanisms involved remain unknown. In our study, 5 of time-mated pregnant SD rats were exposed to 0 and 500 mg/kg DBP with corn oil as the vehicle via oral gavage from embryonic days (E8-E14). Epigenetic and metabolomic of testis were analyzed after post-natal 60 days...
August 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867213/transgenerational-pancreatic-impairment-with-igf2-h19-epigenetic-alteration-induced-by-p-p-dde-exposure-in-early-life
#10
Yang Song, Lei Yang
The hypothesis of fetal origins indicates that exposures in early development could induce epigenetic modifications in the male germ-line, affecting the susceptibility of adult-onset disease for generations. p,p'-DDE, the primary metabolite of persistent organochlorine pesticide DDT, is highly correlated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and a strong contributing factor to type 2 diabetes. In our previous study, ancestral p,p'-DDE exposure could induce transgenerational impaired male fertility with sperm Igf2 hypomethylation...
September 1, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844887/metabolic-epigenetic-and-transgenerational-effects-of-gut-bacterial-choline-consumption
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Kymberleigh A Romano, Ana Martinez-Del Campo, Kazuyuki Kasahara, Carina L Chittim, Eugenio I Vivas, Daniel Amador-Noguez, Emily P Balskus, Federico E Rey
Choline is an essential nutrient and methyl donor required for epigenetic regulation. Here, we assessed the impact of gut microbial choline metabolism on bacterial fitness and host biology by engineering a microbial community that lacks a single choline-utilizing enzyme. Our results indicate that choline-utilizing bacteria compete with the host for this nutrient, significantly impacting plasma and hepatic levels of methyl-donor metabolites and recapitulating biochemical signatures of choline deficiency. Mice harboring high levels of choline-consuming bacteria showed increased susceptibility to metabolic disease in the context of a high-fat diet...
September 13, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840663/chromatin-associated-noncoding-rnas-in-development-and-inheritance
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REVIEW
Sreemukta Acharya, Mark Hartmann, Sylvia Erhardt
Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) have emerged as crucial players in chromatin regulation. Their diversity allows them to partake in the regulation of numerous cellular processes across species. During development, long and short ncRNAs act in conjunction with each other where long ncRNAs (lncRNAs) are best understood in establishing appropriate gene expression patterns, while short ncRNAs (sRNAs) are known to establish constitutive heterochromatin and suppress mobile elements. Additionally, increasing evidence demonstrates roles of sRNAs in several typically lncRNA-mediated processes such as dosage compensation, indicating a complex regulatory network of noncoding RNAs...
August 25, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835928/impaired-dna-replication-derepresses-chromatin-and-generates-a-transgenerationally-inherited-epigenetic-memory
#13
Adam Klosin, Kadri Reis, Cristina Hidalgo-Carcedo, Eduard Casas, Tanya Vavouri, Ben Lehner
Impaired DNA replication is a hallmark of cancer and a cause of genomic instability. We report that, in addition to causing genetic change, impaired DNA replication during embryonic development can have major epigenetic consequences for a genome. In a genome-wide screen, we identified impaired DNA replication as a cause of increased expression from a repressed transgene in Caenorhabditis elegans. The acquired expression state behaved as an "epiallele," being inherited for multiple generations before fully resetting...
August 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807754/transgenerational-effects-of-early-environmental-insults-on-aging-and-disease-incidence
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REVIEW
Mirela Ambeskovic, Tessa J Roseboom, Gerlinde A S Metz
Adverse early life experiences are major influences on developmental trajectories with potentially life-long consequences. Prenatal or early postnatal exposure to stress, undernutrition or environmental toxicants may reprogram brain development and increase risk of behavioural and neurological disorders later in life. Not only experience within a single lifetime, but also ancestral experience affects health trajectories and chances of successful aging. The central mechanism in transgenerational programming of a disease may be the formation of epigenetic memory...
August 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779964/the-c-elegans-set-2-set1-histone-h3-lys4-h3k4-methyltransferase-preserves-genome-stability-in-the-germline
#15
M Herbette, M G Mercier, F Michal, D Cluet, C Burny, G Yvert, V J Robert, F Palladino
Maintaining the integrity of genetic information across generations is essential for both cell survival and reproduction, and requires the timely repair of DNA damage. Histone-modifying enzymes play a central role in the DNA repair process through the deposition and removal of post-translational modifications on the histone tails. Specific histone modification act in the DNA repair process through the recruitment of proteins and complexes with specific enzymatic activities, or by altering the chromatin state at the site of DNA lesions...
September 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761010/the-placental-gateway-of-maternal-transgenerational-epigenetic-inheritance
#16
S Purnima Sailasree, Surabhi Srivastava, Rakesh K Mishra
While much of our understanding of genetic inheritance is based on the genome of the organism, it is becoming clear that there is an ample amount of epigenetic inheritance, which though reversible, escapes erasing process during gametogenesis and goes on to the next generation. Several examples of transgenerational inheritance of epigenetic features with potential impact on embryonic development and subsequent adult life have come to light. In placental mammals, the placenta is an additional route for epigenetic information flow...
July 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761008/epigenetic-inheritance-prions-and-evolution
#17
Johannes Manjrekar
The field of epigenetics has grown explosively in the past two decades or so. As currently defined, epigenetics deals with heritable, metastable and usually reversible changes that do not involve alterations in DNA sequence, but alter the way that information encoded inDNAis utilized.The bulk of current research in epigenetics concerns itself with mitotically inherited epigenetic processes underlying development or responses to environmental cues (as well as the role of mis-regulation or dys-regulation of such processes in disease and ageing), i...
July 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750703/translational-perspective-on-epigenetics-in%C3%A2-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Pim van der Harst, Leon J de Windt, John C Chambers
A plethora of environmental and behavioral factors interact, resulting in changes in gene expression and providing a basis for the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases. Heterogeneity in gene expression responses among cells and individuals involves epigenetic mechanisms. Advancing technology allowing genome-scale interrogation of epigenetic marks provides a rapidly expanding view of the complexity and diversity of the epigenome. In this review, the authors discuss the expanding landscape of epigenetic modifications and highlight their importance for future understanding of disease...
August 1, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750655/non-genomic-transmission-of-longevity-between-generations-potential-mechanisms-and%C3%A2-evidence-across-species
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REVIEW
Alexander M Vaiserman, Alexander K Koliada, Randy L Jirtle
Accumulating animal and human data indicate that environmental exposures experienced during sensitive developmental periods may strongly influence risk of adult disease. Moreover, the effects triggered by developmental environmental cues can be transgenerationally transmitted, potentially affecting offspring health outcomes. Increasing evidence suggests a central role of epigenetic mechanisms (heritable alterations in gene expression occurring without changes in underlying DNA sequence) in mediating these effects...
July 27, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747973/effect-of-ionizing-radiation-at-low-dose-on-transgenerational-carcinogenesis-by-epigenetic-regulation
#20
Lan Li, Jong-Hyun Kim, Hee-Tae Park, Jae-Hoon Lee, Min-Koo Park, Ji-Won Lee, Jeong-Chan Lee, Min-Jae Lee
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of ionizing radiation (IR) exposure of parents on carcinogenesis of the next generation focusing on the epigenetic perspective to clarify the relationship between radiation dose and carcinogenesis in F1 generation SD rats. F1 generations from pregnant rats (F0) who were exposed to gamma rays were divided into three groups according to the dose of radiation: 10 rad, 30 rad, and untreated. They were intraperitoneally injected with 50 mg/kg of diethylnitrosamine (DEN)...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
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