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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381412/the-ddr-at-telomeres-lacking-intact-shelterin-does-not-require-substantial-chromatin-decompaction
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Leonid A Timashev, Hazen Babcock, Xiaowei Zhuang, Titia de Lange
Telomeres are protected by shelterin, a six-subunit protein complex that represses the DNA damage response (DDR) at chromosome ends. Extensive data suggest that TRF2 in shelterin remodels telomeres into the t-loop structure, thereby hiding telomere ends from double-stranded break repair and ATM signaling, whereas POT1 represses ATR signaling by excluding RPA. An alternative protection mechanism was suggested recently by which shelterin subunits TRF1, TRF2, and TIN2 mediate telomeric chromatin compaction, which was proposed to minimize access of DDR factors...
March 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365152/dynamic-gene-regulatory-networks-of-human-myeloid-differentiation
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Ricardo N Ramirez, Nicole C El-Ali, Mikayla Anne Mager, Dana Wyman, Ana Conesa, Ali Mortazavi
The reconstruction of gene regulatory networks underlying cell differentiation from high-throughput gene expression and chromatin data remains a challenge. Here, we derive dynamic gene regulatory networks for human myeloid differentiation using a 5-day time series of RNA-seq and ATAC-seq data. We profile HL-60 promyelocytes differentiating into macrophages, neutrophils, monocytes, and monocyte-derived macrophages. We find a rapid response in the expression of key transcription factors and lineage markers that only regulate a subset of their targets at a given time, which is followed by chromatin accessibility changes that occur later along with further gene expression changes...
March 27, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356342/widespread-changes-in-nucleosome-accessibility-without-changes-in-nucleosome-occupancy-during-a-rapid-transcriptional-induction
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Britta Mueller, Jakub Mieczkowski, Sharmistha Kundu, Peggy Wang, Ruslan Sadreyev, Michael Y Tolstorukov, Robert E Kingston
Activation of transcription requires alteration of chromatin by complexes that increase the accessibility of nucleosomal DNA. Removing nucleosomes from regulatory sequences has been proposed to play a significant role in activation. We tested whether changes in nucleosome occupancy occurred on the set of genes that is activated by the unfolded protein response (UPR). We observed no decrease in occupancy on most promoters, gene bodies, and enhancers. Instead, there was an increase in the accessibility of nucleosomes, as measured by micrococcal nuclease (MNase) digestion and ATAC-seq (assay for transposase-accessible chromatin [ATAC] using sequencing), that did not result from removal of the nucleosome...
March 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335009/open-chromatin-profiling-of-human-postmortem-brain-infers-functional-roles-for-non-coding-schizophrenia-loci
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John F Fullard, Claudia Giambartolomei, Mads E Hauberg, Ke Xu, Georgios Voloudakis, Zhiping Shao, Christopher Bare, Joel T Dudley, Manuel Mattheisen, Nikolaos K Robakis, Vahram Haroutunian, Panos Roussos
Open chromatin provides access to DNA binding proteins for the correct spatiotemporal regulation of gene expression. Mapping chromatin accessibility has been widely used to identify the location of cis regulatory elements (CREs) including promoters and enhancers. CREs show tissue- and cell-type specificity and disease-associated variants are often enriched for CREs in the tissues and cells that pertain to a given disease. To better understand the role of CREs in neuropsychiatric disorders we applied the Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin followed by sequencing (ATAC-seq) to neuronal and non-neuronal nuclei isolated from frozen postmortem human brain by fluorescence-activated nuclear sorting (FANS)...
March 14, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256534/cell-type-specific-epigenomic-analysis-reveals-a-uniquely-closed-chromatin-architecture-in-mouse-rod-photoreceptors
#5
Andrew E O Hughes, Jennifer M Enright, Connie A Myers, Susan Q Shen, Joseph C Corbo
Rod photoreceptors are specialized neurons that mediate vision in dim light and are the predominant photoreceptor type in nocturnal mammals. The rods of nocturnal mammals are unique among vertebrate cell types in having an 'inverted' nuclear architecture, with a dense mass of heterochromatin in the center of the nucleus rather than dispersed clumps at the periphery. To test if this unique nuclear architecture is correlated with a unique epigenomic landscape, we performed ATAC-seq on mouse rods and their most closely related cell type, cone photoreceptors...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211918/myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-patient-derived-ipscs-for-the-investigation-of-ctg-repeat-instability
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Junko Ueki, Masayuki Nakamori, Masahiro Nakamura, Misato Nishikawa, Yoshinori Yoshida, Azusa Tanaka, Asuka Morizane, Masayoshi Kamon, Toshiyuki Araki, Masanori P Takahashi, Akira Watanabe, Nobuya Inagaki, Hidetoshi Sakurai
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is an autosomal-dominant multi-system disease caused by expanded CTG repeats in dystrophia myotonica protein kinase (DMPK). The expanded CTG repeats are unstable and can increase the length of the gene with age, which worsens the symptoms. In order to establish a human stem cell system suitable for the investigation of repeat instability, DM1 patient-derived iPSCs were generated and differentiated into three cell types commonly affected in DM1, namely cardiomyocytes, neurons and myocytes...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193859/genetic-regulatory-signatures-underlying-islet-gene-expression-and-type-2-diabetes
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Arushi Varshney, Laura J Scott, Ryan P Welch, Michael R Erdos, Peter S Chines, Narisu Narisu, Ricardo D'O Albanus, Peter Orchard, Brooke N Wolford, Romy Kursawe, Swarooparani Vadlamudi, Maren E Cannon, John P Didion, John Hensley, Anthony Kirilusha, Lori L Bonnycastle, D Leland Taylor, Richard Watanabe, Karen L Mohlke, Michael Boehnke, Francis S Collins, Stephen C J Parker, Michael L Stitzel
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified >100 independent SNPs that modulate the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related traits. However, the pathogenic mechanisms of most of these SNPs remain elusive. Here, we examined genomic, epigenomic, and transcriptomic profiles in human pancreatic islets to understand the links between genetic variation, chromatin landscape, and gene expression in the context of T2D. We first integrated genome and transcriptome variation across 112 islet samples to produce dense cis-expression quantitative trait loci (cis-eQTL) maps...
February 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174238/functional-characterisation-of-cis-regulatory-elements-governing-dynamic-eomes-expression-in-the-early-mouse-embryo
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Claire S Simon, Damien J Downes, Matthew E Gosden, Jelena Telenius, Douglas R Higgs, Jim R Hughes, Ita Costello, Elizabeth K Bikoff, Elizabeth J Robertson
The T-box transcription factor (TF) Eomes is a key regulator of cell fate decisions during early mouse development. The cis-acting regulatory elements that direct expression in the anterior visceral endoderm (AVE), primitive streak (PS) and definitive endoderm (DE) have yet to be defined. Here, we identified three gene-proximal enhancer-like sequences (PSE_a, PSE_b and VPE) that faithfully activate tissue specific expression in transgenic embryos. However, targeted deletion experiments demonstrate that PSE_a and PSE_b are dispensable and only the VPE is required for optimal Eomes expression in vivo Embryos lacking this enhancer display variably penetrant defects in anterior-posterior axis orientation and DE formation...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166220/neuronal-activity-modifies-the-chromatin-accessibility-landscape-in-the-adult-brain
#9
Yijing Su, Jaehoon Shin, Chun Zhong, Sabrina Wang, Prith Roychowdhury, Jongseuk Lim, David Kim, Guo-Li Ming, Hongjun Song
Neuronal activity-induced gene expression modulates the function and plasticity of the nervous system. It is unknown whether and to what extent neuronal activity may trigger changes in chromatin accessibility, a major mode of epigenetic regulation of gene expression. Here we compared chromatin accessibility landscapes of adult mouse dentate granule neurons in vivo before and after synchronous neuronal activation using an assay for transposase-accessible chromatin using sequencing (ATAC-seq). We found genome-wide changes 1 h after activation, with enrichment of gained-open sites at active enhancer regions and at binding sites for AP1-complex components, including c-Fos...
March 2017: Nature Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157509/mnase-sensitive-complexes-in-yeast-nucleosomes-and-non-histone-barriers
#10
Răzvan V Chereji, Josefina Ocampo, David J Clark
Micrococcal nuclease (MNase) is commonly used to map nucleosomes genome-wide, but nucleosome maps are affected by the degree of digestion. It has been proposed that many yeast promoters are not nucleosome-free but instead occupied by easily digested, unstable, "fragile" nucleosomes. We analyzed the histone content of all MNase-sensitive complexes by MNase-ChIP-seq and sonication-ChIP-seq. We find that yeast promoters are predominantly bound by non-histone protein complexes, with little evidence for fragile nucleosomes...
February 2, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138849/contiguity-preserving-transposition-sequencing-cpt-seq-for-genome-wide-haplotyping-assembly-and-single-cell-atac-seq
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Lena Christiansen, Sasan Amini, Fan Zhang, Mostafa Ronaghi, Kevin L Gunderson, Frank J Steemers
Most genomes to date have been sequenced without taking into account the diploid nature of the genome. However, the distribution of variants on each individual chromosome can (1) significantly impact gene regulation and protein function, (2) have important implications for analyses of population history and medical genetics, and (3) be of great value for accurate interpretation of medically relevant genetic variation. Here, we describe a comprehensive and detailed protocol for an ultra fast (<3 h library preparation), cost-effective, and scalable haplotyping method, named Contiguity Preserving Transposition sequencing or CPT-seq (Amini et al...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120510/predicting-enhancer-activity-and-variant-impact-using-gkm-svm
#12
Michael A Beer
We participated in the Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation eQTL challenge to further test computational models of regulatory variant impact and their association with human disease. Our prediction model is based on a discriminative gapped-kmer SVM (gkm-SVM) trained on genome-wide chromatin accessibility data in the cell type of interest. The comparisons with massively parallel reporter assays (MPRA) in lymphoblasts show that gkm-SVM is among the most accurate prediction models even though all other models used the MPRA data for model training, and gkm-SVM did not...
January 25, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112738/landscape-of-monoallelic-dna-accessibility-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-and-neural-progenitor-cells
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Jin Xu, Ava C Carter, Anne-Valerie Gendrel, Mikael Attia, Joshua Loftus, William J Greenleaf, Robert Tibshirani, Edith Heard, Howard Y Chang
We developed an allele-specific assay for transposase-accessible chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) to genotype and profile active regulatory DNA across the genome. Using a mouse hybrid F1 system, we found that monoallelic DNA accessibility across autosomes was pervasive, developmentally programmed and composed of several patterns. Genetically determined accessibility was enriched at distal enhancers, but random monoallelically accessible (RAMA) elements were enriched at promoters and may act as gatekeepers of monoallelic mRNA expression...
March 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112643/layer-specific-chromatin-accessibility-landscapes-reveal-regulatory-networks-in-adult-mouse-visual-cortex
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Lucas T Gray, Zizhen Yao, Thuc Nghi Nguyen, Tae Kyung Kim, Hongkui Zeng, Bosiljka Tasic
Mammalian cortex is a laminar structure, with each layer composed of a characteristic set of cell types with different morphological, electrophysiological, and connectional properties. Here, we define chromatin accessibility landscapes of major, layer-specific excitatory classes of neurons, and compare them to each other and to inhibitory cortical neurons using the Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq). We identify a large number of layer-specific accessible sites, and significant association with genes that are expressed in specific cortical layers...
January 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075484/assay-for-transposase-accessible-chromatin-using-sequencing-atac-seq-data-analysis
#15
Kristy L S Miskimen, E Ricky Chan, Jonathan L Haines
The study of epigenetic properties of the human genome, including structural modifications of DNA and chromatin, has increased tremendously as mounting evidence has demonstrated how much epigenetics affects human gene expression. Buenrostro et al. have developed a rapid method, requiring low numbers of living cells as input, for examining chromatin accessibility across the epigenome, known as the assay for transposase-accessible chromatin using sequencing (ATAC-seq). The overall goal of this unit is to provide a thorough ATAC-seq data analysis plan, as well as describe how primary human blood samples can be processed for use in ATAC-seq...
January 11, 2017: Current Protocols in Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011773/altre-workflow-for-defining-altered-regulatory-elements-using-chromatin-accessibility-data
#16
Elizabeth Baskin, Rick Farouni, Ewy A Mathé
Summary: Regulatory elements regulate gene transcription, and their location and accessibility is cell-type specific, particularly for enhancers. Mapping and comparing chromatin accessibility between different cell types may identify mechanisms involved in cellular development and disease progression. To streamline and simplify differential analysis of regulatory elements genome-wide using chromatin accessibility data, such as DNase-seq, ATAC-seq, we developed ALTRE ( ALT ered R egulatory E lements), an R package and associated R Shiny web app...
March 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996962/an-atlas-of-transcriptional-chromatin-accessibility-and-surface-marker-changes-in-human-mesoderm-development
#17
Pang Wei Koh, Rahul Sinha, Amira A Barkal, Rachel M Morganti, Angela Chen, Irving L Weissman, Lay Teng Ang, Anshul Kundaje, Kyle M Loh
Mesoderm is the developmental precursor to myriad human tissues including bone, heart, and skeletal muscle. Unravelling the molecular events through which these lineages become diversified from one another is integral to developmental biology and understanding changes in cellular fate. To this end, we developed an in vitro system to differentiate human pluripotent stem cells through primitive streak intermediates into paraxial mesoderm and its derivatives (somites, sclerotome, dermomyotome) and separately, into lateral mesoderm and its derivatives (cardiac mesoderm)...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993786/defcom-analysis-and-modeling-of-transcription-factor-binding-sites-using-a-motif-centric-genomic-footprinter
#18
Bryan Quach, Terrence S Furey
Motivation: Identifying the locations of transcription factor binding sites is critical for understanding how gene transcription is regulated across different cell types and conditions. Chromatin accessibility experiments such as DNaseI sequencing (DNase-seq) and Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin sequencing (ATAC-seq) produce genome-wide data that include distinct 'footprint' patterns at binding sites. Nearly all existing computational methods to detect footprints from these data assume that footprint signals are highly homogeneous across footprint sites...
April 1, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968730/the-functionality-and-evolution-of-eukaryotic-transcriptional-enhancers
#19
A D Buffry, C C Mendes, A P McGregor
Enhancers regulate precise spatial and temporal patterns of gene expression in eukaryotes and, moreover, evolutionary changes in these modular cis-regulatory elements may represent the predominant genetic basis for phenotypic evolution. Here, we review approaches to identify and functionally analyze enhancers and their transcription factor binding sites, including assay for transposable-accessible chromatin-sequencing (ATAC-Seq) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9, respectively...
2016: Advances in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939672/dynamic-changes-in-chromatin-accessibility-occur-in-cd8-t-cells-responding-to-viral-infection
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James P Scott-Browne, Isaac F López-Moyado, Sara Trifari, Victor Wong, Lukas Chavez, Anjana Rao, Renata M Pereira
In response to acute infection, naive CD8(+) T cells expand, differentiate into effector cells, and then contract to a long-lived pool of memory cells after pathogen clearance. During chronic infections or in tumors, CD8(+) T cells acquire an "exhausted" phenotype. Here we present genome-wide comparisons of chromatin accessibility and gene expression from endogenous CD8(+) T cells responding to acute and chronic viral infection using ATAC-seq and RNA-seq techniques. Acquisition of effector, memory, or exhausted phenotypes was associated with stable changes in chromatin accessibility away from the naive T cell state...
December 20, 2016: Immunity
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