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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817493/dna-methylation-of-the-glucocorticoid-receptor-gene-promoter-in-the-placenta-is-associated-with-blood-pressure-regulation-in-human-pregnancy
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Sulistyo E Dwi Putra, Christoph Reichetzeder, Martin Meixner, Karsten Liere, Torsten Slowinski, Berthold Hocher
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure (BP) regulation during pregnancy is influenced by hormones of placental origin. It was shown that the glucocorticoid system is altered in hypertensive pregnancy disorders such as preeclampsia. Epigenetic mechanism might influence the activity of genes involved in placental hormone/hormone receptor synthesis/action during pregnancy. METHOD: In the current study, we analyzed the association of 5'-C-phosphate-G-3' (CpG) site methylation of different glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) promoter regions with BP during pregnancy...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816587/dna-methylation-independent-growth-restriction-and-altered-developmental-programming-in-a-mouse-model-of-preconception-male-alcohol-exposure
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Richard C Chang, William M Skiles, S Chronister Sarah, Haiqing Wang, Gabrielle I Sutton, Yudhishtar S Bedi, Matthew Snyder, Charles R Long, Michael C Golding
The preconception environment is a significant modifier of dysgenesis and the development of environmentally-induced disease. To date, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) have been exclusively associated with maternal exposures, yet emerging evidence suggests male-inherited alterations in the developmental program of sperm may be relevant to the growth-restriction phenotypes of this condition. Using a mouse model of voluntary consumption, we find chronic preconception male ethanol exposure associates with fetal growth restriction, decreased placental efficiency, abnormalities in cholesterol trafficking, sex-specific alterations in the genetic pathways regulating hepatic fibrosis, and disruptions in the regulation of imprinted genes...
August 17, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816066/stressing-the-epi-genome-dealing-with-ros-in-cancer
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Akshay V Bhat, Shainan Hora, Ananya Pal, Sudhakar Jha, Reshma Taneja
SIGNIFICANCE: Growing evidence indicates cross-talk between Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and several key epigenetic processes like DNA methylation, histone modifications and miRNAs in normal physiology and human pathologies including cancer. This review focuses on how ROS-induced oxidative stress, metabolic intermediates and epigenetic processes influence each other in various cancers. Recent Advances: ROS alters chromatin structure and metabolism which impact the epigenetic landscape in cancer cells...
August 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816061/redox-regulation-and-non-coding-rnas
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Matthias S Leisegang, Katrin Schröder, Ralf P Brandes
SIGNIFICANCE: RNA is a heterogeneous class of molecules with the minority being protein coding. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) are involved in translation and epigenetic control mechanisms of gene expression. Recent Advances: Within recent years the number of identified ncRNAs has dramatically increased and it is now clear that ncRNAs provide a complex layer of differential gene expression control. CRITICAL ISSUES: NcRNAs exhibit interplay with redox-regulation. Redox-regulation alters the expression of ncRNAs; conversely, ncRNAs alter the expression of generator and effector systems of redox regulation in a complex manner, which will be the focus of this review article...
August 17, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815615/trans-methylation-reactions-in-plants-focus-on-the-activated-methyl-cycle
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Moona Rahikainen, Sara Alegre, Andrea Trotta, Jesús Pascual, Saijaliisa Kangasjärvi
Trans-methylation reactions are vital in basic metabolism, epigenetic regulation, RNA metabolism, and post-translational control of protein function, and therefore fundamental in determining physiological processes in all living organisms. The plant kingdom is additionally characterized by production of secondary metabolites that undergo specific hydroxylation, oxidation and methylation reactions to obtain a wide array of different chemical structures. Increasing research efforts have started to reveal the enzymatic pathways underlying the biosynthesis of complex metabolites in plants...
August 16, 2017: Physiologia Plantarum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815540/long-noncoding-rnas-in-mammalian-development-and-diseases
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Parna Saha, Shreekant Verma, Rashmi U Pathak, Rakesh K Mishra
Following analysis of sequenced genomes and transcriptome of many eukaryotes, it is evident that virtually all protein-coding genes have already been discovered. These advances have highlighted an intriguing paradox whereby the relative amount of protein-coding sequences remain constant but nonprotein-coding sequences increase consistently in parallel to increasing evolutionary complexity. It is established that differences between species map to nonprotein-coding regions of the genome that surprisingly is transcribed extensively...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815539/long-noncoding-rnas-in-plants
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Hsiao-Lin V Wang, Julia A Chekanova
The eukaryotic genomes are pervasively transcribed. In addition to protein-coding RNAs, thousands of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) modulate key molecular and biological processes. Most lncRNAs are found in the nucleus and associate with chromatin, but lncRNAs can function in both nuclear and cytoplasmic compartments. Emerging work has found that many lncRNAs regulate gene expression and can affect genome stability and nuclear domain organization both in plant and in the animal kingdom. Here, we describe the major plant lncRNAs and how they act, with a focus on research in Arabidopsis thaliana and our emerging understanding of lncRNA functions in serving as molecular sponges and decoys, functioning in regulation of transcription and silencing, particularly in RNA-directed DNA methylation, and in epigenetic regulation of flowering time...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811977/epigenetic-regulation-of-the-extrinsic-oncosuppressor-ptx3-gene-in-inflammation-and-cancer
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Marcello Rubino, Paolo Kunderfranco, Gianluca Basso, Carolina Magdalen Greco, Fabio Pasqualini, Simone Serio, Massimo Roncalli, Luigi Laghi, Alberto Mantovani, Roberto Papait, Cecilia Garlanda
PTX3 is a component of the humoral arm of innate immunity and an extrinsic oncosuppressor gene taming tumor-promoting inflammation. Here, we show that two enhancers differently regulate PTX3 expression: enhancer 1, located 230 kb upstream of PTX3 promoter, mediated the action of inflammatory transcription factors; and enhancer 2, encompassing PTX3 second exon, was implicated in pre-initiation complex assembly. Polycomb repressive complex 2 silenced these regulatory elements and the promoter in basal condition...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811844/lsd1-dual-function-in-mediating-epigenetic-corruption-of-the-vitamin-d-signaling-in-prostate-cancer
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Sebastiano Battaglia, Ellen Karasik, Bryan Gillard, Jennifer Williams, Trisha Winchester, Michael T Moser, Dominic J Smiraglia, Barbara A Foster
BACKGROUND: Lysine-specific demethylase 1A (LSD1) is a key regulator of the androgen (AR) and estrogen receptors (ER), and LSD1 levels correlate with tumor aggressiveness. Here, we demonstrate that LSD1 regulates vitamin D receptor (VDR) activity and is a mediator of 1,25(OH)2-D3 (vitamin D) action in prostate cancer (PCa). METHODS: Athymic nude mice were xenografted with CWR22 cells and monitored weekly after testosterone pellet removal. Expression of LSD1 and VDR (IHC) were correlated with tumor growth using log-rank test...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811647/biogenesis-of-pro-senescent-microparticles-by-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-from-premature-neonates-is-driven-by-sirt1-dependent-epigenetic-regulation-of-mkk6
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Stéphanie Simoncini, Anne-Line Chateau, Stéphane Robert, Dilyana Todorova, Catherine Yzydorzick, Romaric Lacroix, Isabelle Ligi, Laurence Louis, Richard Bachelier, Umberto Simeoni, Frédérique Magdinier, Françoise Dignat-George, Florence Sabatier
Senescent cells may exert detrimental effect on microenvironment through the secretion of soluble factors and the release of extracellular vesicles, such as microparticles, key actors in ageing and cardiovascular diseases. We previously reported that sirtuin-1 (SIRT1) deficiency drives accelerated senescence and dysfunction of endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFC) in PT neonates. Because preterm birth (PT) increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases during neonatal period as well as at adulthood, we hypothesized that SIRT1 deficiency could control the biogenesis of microparticles as part of a senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) of PT-ECFC and investigated the related molecular mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811542/identification-replication-and-characterization-of-epigenetic-remodelling-in-the-aging-genome-a-cross-population-analysis
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Shuxia Li, Lene Christiansen, Kaare Christensen, Torben A Kruse, Paul Redmond, Riccardo E Marioni, Ian J Deary, Qihua Tan
Aging is a complex biological process regulated by multiple cellular pathways and molecular mechanisms including epigenetics. Using genome-wide DNA methylation data measured in a large collection of Scottish old individuals, we performed discovery association analysis to identify age-methylated CpGs and replicated them in two independent Danish cohorts. The double-replicated CpGs were characterized by distribution over gene regions and location in relation to CpG islands. The replicated CpGs were further characterized by involvement in biological pathways to study their functional implications in aging...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811345/inhibitors-of-the-histone-methyltransferases-ezh2-1-induce-a-potent-antiviral-state-and-suppress-infection-by-diverse-viral-pathogens
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Jesse H Arbuckle, Paul J Gardina, David N Gordon, Heather D Hickman, Jonathan W Yewdell, Theodore C Pierson, Timothy G Myers, Thomas M Kristie
Epigenetic regulation is based on a network of complexes that modulate the chromatin character and structure of the genome to impact gene expression, cell fate, and development. Thus, epigenetic modulators represent novel therapeutic targets used to treat a range of diseases, including malignancies. Infectious pathogens such as herpesviruses are also regulated by cellular epigenetic machinery, and epigenetic therapeutics represent a novel approach used to control infection, persistence, and the resulting recurrent disease...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811300/epigenetic-regulation-by-the-menin-pathway
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Zijie Feng, Jian Ma, Xianxin Hua
There is a trend of increasing prevalence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), and the inherited multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) syndrome serves as a genetic model to investigate how NETs develop and the underlying mechanisms. Menin, encoded by the MEN1 gene, at least partly acts as a scaffold protein by interacting with multiple partners to regulate cellular homeostasis of various endocrine organs. Menin has multiple functions including regulating several important signaling pathways by controlling gene transcription...
August 15, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811299/twenty-years-of-menin-emerging-opportunities-for-restoration-of-transcription-in-men1
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Koen M A Dreijerink, Marc Timmers, Myles Brown
Since the discovery of the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) gene in 1997, elucidation of the molecular function of its protein product, menin, has been a challenge. Biochemical, proteomics, genetics and genomics approaches have identified various potential roles, which converge on gene expression regulation. The most consistent findings show that menin connects transcription factors and chromatin modifying enzymes, in particular the histone H3K4 methyltransferase complexes MLL1 and MLL2. Chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with next generation sequencing has enabled studying genome-wide dynamics of chromatin binding by menin...
August 15, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811072/evolution-of-hemoglobin-loci-and-their-regulatory-elements
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Sjaak Philipsen, Ross C Hardison
Across the expanse of vertebrate evolution, each species produces multiple forms of hemoglobin in erythroid cells at appropriate times and in the proper amounts. The multiple hemoglobins are encoded in two globin gene clusters in almost all species. One globin gene cluster, linked to the gene NPRL3, is preserved in all vertebrates, including a gene cluster encoding the highly divergent globins from jawless vertebrates. This preservation of synteny may reflect the presence of a powerful enhancer of globin gene expression in the NPRL3 gene...
August 9, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810930/sex-differences-in-microrna-mrna-networks-examination-of-novel-epigenetic-programming-mechanisms-in-the-sexually-dimorphic-neonatal-hypothalamus
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Christopher P Morgan, Tracy L Bale
BACKGROUND: Sexual differentiation of the male brain, and specifically the stress circuitry in the hypothalamus, is primarily driven by estrogen exposure during the perinatal period. Surprisingly, this single hormone promotes diverse programs of sex-specific development that vary widely between different cell types and across the developing male brain. The complexity of this phenomenon suggests that additional layers of gene regulation, including microRNAs (miRNAs), must act downstream of estrogen to mediate this specificity...
August 15, 2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810182/selenium-increases-hepatic-dna-methylation-and-modulates-one-carbon-metabolism-in-the-liver-of-mice
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Bodo Speckmann, Sarah Schulz, Franziska Hiller, Deike Hesse, Fabian Schumacher, Burkhard Kleuser, Jürgen Geisel, Rima Obeid, Tilman Grune, Anna P Kipp
The average intake of the essential trace element selenium (Se) is below the recommendation in most European countries, possibly causing sub-optimal expression of selenoproteins. It is still unclear how a suboptimal Se status may affect health. To mimic this situation, mice were fed one of three physiologically relevant amounts of Se. We focused on the liver, the organ most sensitive to changes in the Se supply indicated by hepatic glutathione peroxidase activity. In addition, liver is the main organ for synthesis of methyl groups and glutathione via one-carbon metabolism...
July 9, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809557/in-silico-and-in-vitro-interactions-between-short-chain-fatty-acids-and-human-histone-deacetylases
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Rou Hui Ho, James Chun Yip Chan, Hao Fan, Dorinda Yan Qin Kioh, Bee Wah Lee, Eric Chun Yong Chan
Short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are postulated to modulate the immune development of neonates via epigenetic regulations such as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibition. In the context of atopic diseases, the inhibition of HDAC maintains T-cell homeostasis and induces naïve T-cell differentiation into adaptive Treg, which regulates the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines and suppression of Th2 immune responses. We investigated the structure-inhibition relationships of SCFAs with class I HDAC3 and class IIa HDAC7 using in silico docking simulation and in vitro human recombinant HDAC inhibition assay...
August 15, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808893/epigenetics-and-bone-remodeling
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REVIEW
Ali Husain, Matlock A Jeffries
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Bone remodeling is a diverse field of study with many direct clinical applications; past studies have implicated epigenetic alterations as key factors of both normal bone tissue development and function and diseases of pathologic bone remodeling. The purpose of this article is to review the most important recent advances that link epigenetic changes to the bone remodeling field. RECENT FINDINGS: Epigenetics describes three major phenomena: DNA modification via methylation, histone side chain modifications, and short non-coding RNA sequences which work in concert to regulate gene transcription in a heritable fashion...
August 14, 2017: Current Osteoporosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808785/conserved-dna-methylation-combined-with-differential-frontal-cortex-and-cerebellar-expression-distinguishes-c9orf72-associated-and-sporadic-als-and-implicates-serpina1-in-disease
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Mark T W Ebbert, Christian A Ross, Luc J Pregent, Rebecca J Lank, Cheng Zhang, Rebecca B Katzman, Karen Jansen-West, Yuping Song, Edroaldo Lummertz da Rocha, Carla Palmucci, Pamela Desaro, Amelia E Robertson, Ana M Caputo, Dennis W Dickson, Kevin B Boylan, Rosa Rademakers, Tamas Ordog, Hu Li, Veronique V Belzil
We previously found C9orf72-associated (c9ALS) and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (sALS) brain transcriptomes comprise thousands of defects, among which, some are likely key contributors to ALS pathogenesis. We have now generated complementary methylome data and combine these two data sets to perform a comprehensive "multi-omic" analysis to clarify the molecular mechanisms initiating RNA misregulation in ALS. We found that c9ALS and sALS patients have generally distinct but overlapping methylome profiles, and that the c9ALS- and sALS-affected genes and pathways have similar biological functions, indicating conserved pathobiology in disease...
August 14, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
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