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Telomere and fibrosis

Reinier Snetselaar, Matthijs F M van Oosterhout, Jan C Grutters, Coline H M van Moorsel
The enzyme telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) is essential for telomere maintenance. In replicating cells, maintenance of telomere length is important for the preservation of vital genetic information and prevention of genomic instability. A common genetic variant in TERT , rs2736100 C/A, is associated with both telomere length and multiple diseases. Carriage of the C allele is associated with longer telomere length, while carriage of the A allele is associated with shorter telomere length. Furthermore, some diseases have a positive association with the C and some with the A allele...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Aernoud A van Batenburg, Karin M Kazemier, Ton Peeters, Matthijs F M van Oosterhout, Joanne J van der Vis, Jan C Grutters, Roel Goldschmeding, Coline H M van Moorsel
Telomeres are small repetitive DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes which act as a buffer in age-dependent DNA shortening. Insufficient telomere repeats will be recognized as double-strand breaks. Presently, it is becoming more evident that telomere attrition, whether or not caused by mutations in telomere maintenance genes, plays an important role in many inflammatory and age-associated diseases. In this report, a method to (semi)quantitatively assess telomere length and DNA double-strand breaks in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue is described...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
Thijs W Hoffman, Coline H M van Moorsel, Raphael Borie, Bruno Crestani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genomic mutations in telomere-related genes have been recognized as a cause of familial forms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, it has become increasingly clear that telomere syndromes and telomere shortening are associated with various types of pulmonary disease. Additionally, it was found that also single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in telomere-related genes are risk factors for the development of pulmonary disease. This review focuses on recent updates on pulmonary phenotypes associated with genetic variation in telomere-related genes...
February 21, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Jonathan K Alder, Vidya Sagar Hanumanthu, Margaret A Strong, Amy E DeZern, Susan E Stanley, Clifford M Takemoto, Ludmilla Danilova, Carolyn D Applegate, Stephen G Bolton, David W Mohr, Robert A Brodsky, James F Casella, Carol W Greider, J Brooks Jackson, Mary Armanios
Telomere length (TL) predicts the onset of cellular senescence in vitro but the diagnostic utility of TL measurement in clinical settings is not fully known. We tested the value of TL measurement by flow cytometry and FISH (flowFISH) in patients with mutations in telomerase and telomere maintenance genes. TL had a discrete and reproducible normal range with definable upper and lower boundaries. While TL above the 50th age-adjusted percentile had a 100% negative predictive value for clinically relevant mutations, the lower threshold in mutation carriers was age-dependent, and adult mutation carriers often overlapped with the lowest decile of controls...
February 20, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Collin Matsumoto, Yan Jiang, Jacqueline Emathinger, Pearl Quijada, Nathalie Nguyen, Andrea De La Torre, Maryam Moshref, Jonathan Nguyen, Aimee B Levinson, Minyoung Shin, Mark A Sussman, Nirmala Hariharan
Aging severely limits myocardial repair and regeneration. Delineating the impact of age-associated factors such as short telomeres is critical to enhance the regenerative potential of cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs). We hypothesized that short telomeres activate p53 and induce autophagy to elicit the age-associated change in CPC fate. We isolated CPCs and compared mouse strains with different telomere lengths for phenotypic characteristics of aging. Wild mouse strain Mus musculus castaneus (CAST) possessing short telomeres exhibits early cardiac aging with cardiac dysfunction, hypertrophy, fibrosis and senescence, as compared to common lab strains FVB and C57 bearing longer telomeres...
February 14, 2018: Stem Cells
Jonathan R Brestoff, Alexandre T Vessoni, Kirsten A Brenner, Geoffrey L Uy, John F DiPersio, Morey Blinder, Chad A Witt, Derek E Byers, Ramsey R Hachem, Elbert P Truclock, Dayna S Early, Milan J Anadkat, Amy Musiek, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Dennis M Balfe, Ilana S Rosman, Chang Liu, Lingxin Zhang, George J Despotis, Marianna B Ruzinova, Jennifer K Sehn, Ina Amarillo, Jonathan W Heusel, Wojcieh Swat, Brian S Kim, Lukas D Wartman, Roger D Yusen, Luis F Z Batista
Familial pulmonary fibrosis is associated with loss-of-function mutations in telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) and short telomeres. Interstitial lung diseases have become the leading indication for lung transplantation in the USA, and recent data indicate that pathogenic mutations in telomerase may cause unfavourable outcomes following lung transplantation. Although a rare occurrence, solid organ transplant recipients who develop acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) have very poor survival. This case report describes the detection of a novel mutation in TERT in a patient who had lung transplantation for familial pulmonary fibrosis and died from complications of acute GVHD...
January 30, 2018: Thorax
Juan Manuel Povedano, Paula Martinez, Rosa Serrano, Águeda Tejera, Gonzalo Gómez-López, Maria Bobadilla, Juana Maria Flores, Fátima Bosch, Maria A Blasco
Pulmonary fibrosis is a fatal lung disease characterized by fibrotic foci and inflammatory infiltrates. Short telomeres can impair tissue regeneration and are found both in hereditary and sporadic cases. We show here that telomerase expression using AAV9 vectors shows therapeutic effects in a mouse model of pulmonary fibrosis owing to a low-dose bleomycin insult and short telomeres. AAV9 preferentially targets regenerative alveolar type II cells (ATII). AAV9-Tert-treated mice show improved lung function and lower inflammation and fibrosis at 1-3 weeks after viral treatment, and improvement or disappearance of the fibrosis at 8 weeks after treatment...
January 30, 2018: ELife
Reinier Snetselaar, Aernoud A van Batenburg, Matthijs F M van Oosterhout, Karin M Kazemier, Suzan M Roothaan, Ton Peeters, Joanne J van der Vis, Roel Goldschmeding, Jan C Grutters, Coline H M van Moorsel
Telomere maintenance dysfunction has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). However, the mechanism of how telomere length is related to fibrosis in the lungs is unknown. Surgical lung biopsies of IPF patients typically show a heterogeneous pattern of non-fibrotic and fibrotic areas. Therefore, telomere length (TL) in both lung areas of patients with IPF and familial interstitial pneumonia was compared, specifically in alveolar type 2 (AT2) cells. Fluorescent in situ hybridization was used to determine TL in non-fibrotic and fibrotic areas of 35 subjects...
2017: PloS One
Mohammad Shoeb, Pius Joseph, Vamsi Kodali, Gul Mustafa, Breanne Y Farris, Christina Umbright, Jenny R Roberts, Aaron Erdely, James M Antonini
Exposure to silica can cause lung fibrosis and cancer. Identification of molecular targets is important for the intervention and/or prevention of silica-induced lung diseases. Telomeres consist of tandem repeats of DNA sequences at the end of chromosomes, preventing chromosomal fusion and degradation. Regulator of telomere length-1 (RTEL1) and telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT), genes involved in telomere regulation and function, play important roles in maintaining telomere integrity and length. The goal of this study was to assess the effect of silica inhalation on telomere length and the regulation of RTEL1 and TERT...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
Lisa J McReynolds, Sharon A Savage
The clinical manifestations of inherited susceptibility to leukemia encompass a wide phenotypic range, including patients with certain congenital anomalies or early-onset myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and some with no obvious medical problems until they develop leukemia. Leukemia susceptibility syndromes occur as a result of autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked recessive inheritance, or de novo occurrence, of germline pathogenic variants in DNA repair, ribosome biogenesis, telomere biology, hematopoietic transcription factors, tumor suppressors, and other critical cellular processes...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
Sneh Lata, Maddalena Marasa, Yifu Li, David A Fasel, Emily Groopman, Vaidehi Jobanputra, Hila Rasouly, Adele Mitrotti, Rik Westland, Miguel Verbitsky, Jordan Nestor, Lindsey M Slater, Vivette D'Agati, Marcin Zaniew, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Francesca Lugani, Gianluca Caridi, Luca Rampoldi, Aditya Mattoo, Chad A Newton, Maya K Rao, Jai Radhakrishnan, Wooin Ahn, Pietro A Canetta, Andrew S Bomback, Gerald B Appel, Corinne Antignac, Glen S Markowitz, Christine K Garcia, Krzysztof Kiryluk, Simone Sanna-Cherchi, Ali G Gharavi
Background: The utility of whole-exome sequencing (WES) for the diagnosis and management of adult-onset constitutional disorders has not been adequately studied. Genetic diagnostics may be advantageous in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), in whom the cause of kidney failure often remains unknown. Objective: To study the diagnostic utility of WES in a selected referral population of adults with CKD. Design: Observational cohort. Setting: A major academic medical center...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
Yulin Gao, Jinjin Zhang, Yuxia Liu, Songzi Zhang, Youlei Wang, Bo Liu, Huizhu Liu, Rongrong Li, Changjun Lv, Xiaodong Song
BACKGROUND: Aging is a known risk factor of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, the pathogenic mechanisms underlying the effects of advanced aging remain largely unknown. Telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) represents a type of long noncoding RNA. In this study, the regulatory roles of TERRA on human telomeres and mitochondria and IPF epithelial injury model were identified. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from patients with IPF (n = 24) and matched control individuals (n = 24)...
December 2, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Alfonso Varela-Lopez, María Patricia Pérez-López, César Luis Ramirez-Tortosa, Maurizio Battino, Sergio Granados-Principal, María Del Carmen Ramirez-Tortosa, Julio José Ochoa, Laura Vera-Ramirez, Francesca Giampieri, José Luis Quiles
This study investigates the effect of lifelong intake of different fat sources rich in monounsaturated (virgin olive oil), n6 polyunsaturated (sunflower oil) or n3 polyunsaturated (fish oil) fatty acids in the aged liver. Male Wistar rats fed lifelong on diets differing in the fat source were killed at 6 and at 24 months of age. Liver histopathology, mitochondrial ultrastructure, biogenesis, oxidative stress, mitochondrial electron transport chain, relative telomere length and gene expression profiles were studied...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
Tsung-Po Lai, Ning Zhang, Jungsik Noh, Ilgen Mender, Enzo Tedone, Ejun Huang, Woodring E Wright, Gaudenz Danuser, Jerry W Shay
Improved methods to measure the shortest (not just average) telomere lengths (TLs) are needed. We developed Telomere Shortest Length Assay (TeSLA), a technique that detects telomeres from all chromosome ends from <1 kb to 18 kb using small amounts of input DNA. TeSLA improves the specificity and efficiency of TL measurements that is facilitated by user friendly image-processing software to automatically detect and annotate band sizes, calculate average TL, as well as the percent of the shortest telomeres...
November 7, 2017: Nature Communications
Lilian Grigorian-Shamagian, Weixin Liu, Soraya Fereydooni, Ryan C Middleton, Jackelyn Valle, Jae Hyung Cho, Eduardo Marbán
Aim: The aim is to assess the effects of CDCs on heart structure, function, gene expression, and systemic parameters in aged rats. Diastolic dysfunction is characteristic of aged hearts. Cardiosphere-derived cell (CDC) therapy has exhibited several favourable effects on heart structure and function in humans and in preclinical models; however, the effects of CDCs on aging have not been evaluated. Methods and Results: We compared intra-cardiac injections of neonatal rat CDCs to vehicle (phosphate-buffered saline, PBS) in 21...
October 14, 2017: European Heart Journal
Kori Ascher, Sharon J Elliot, Gustavo A Rubio, Marilyn K Glassberg
Natural lung aging is characterized by molecular and cellular changes in multiple lung cell populations. These changes include shorter telomeres, increased expression of cellular senescence markers, increased DNA damage, oxidative stress, apoptosis, and stem cell exhaustion. Aging, combined with the loss of protective repair processes, correlates with the development and incidence of chronic respiratory diseases, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ultimately, it is the interplay of age-related changes in biology and the subsequent responses to environmental exposures that largely define the physiology and clinical course of the aging lung...
November 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Jodie Birch, Peter J Barnes, Joao F Passos
Cellular senescence, the irreversible loss of replicative capacity in somatic cells, plays a causal role in the development of age-related pathology and in a number of age-related chronic inflammatory diseases. The ageing lung is marked by an increasing number of senescent cells, and evidence is mounting that senescence may directly contribute to a number of age-related respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Telomere dysfunction and alterations in mitochondrial homeostasis frequently occur in cellular senescence and are important to the development of the often detrimental senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP)...
October 4, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Ana L Mora, Mauricio Rojas, Annie Pardo, Moises Selman
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fatal age-associated disease that is characterized by progressive and irreversible scarring of the lung. The pathogenesis of IPF is not completely understood and current therapies are limited to those that reduce the rate of functional decline in patients with mild-to-moderate disease. In this context, new therapeutic approaches that substantially improve the survival time and quality of life of these patients are urgently needed. Our incomplete understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of IPF and the lack of appropriate experimental models that reproduce the key characteristics of the human disease are major challenges...
November 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
Hao Rong, Xue He, Linhao Zhu, Xikai Zhu, Longli Kang, Li Wang, Yongjun He, Dongya Yuan, Tianbo Jin
High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a paradigm of pulmonary edema. Mutations in regulator of telomere elongation helicase1 (RTEL1) represent an important contributor to risk for pulmonary fibrosis. However, little information is found about the association between RTEL1 and HAPE risk. The present study was undertaken to tentatively explore the potential relation between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in RTEL1 and HAPE risk in Chinese Han population. A total of 265 HAPE patients and 303 healthy controls were included in our case-control study...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Michelle Bongiorno, Shayna Rivard, Daniel Hammer, Joshua Kentosh
Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is a rare, inherited, bone marrow failure syndrome caused by premature telomere shortening. The classic mucocutaneous triad of clinical features comprises reticulated skin pigmentation, nail dysplasia, and oral leukoplakia. Multiple somatic features, including bone marrow failure, pulmonary fibrosis, and liver disease, are also common. DC significantly increases the risk for malignant transformation, including myelodysplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and anogenital cancer...
August 12, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
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