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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636942/extensive-proliferation-of-human-cancer-cells-with-ever-shorter-telomeres
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Rebecca A Dagg, Hilda A Pickett, Axel A Neumann, Christine E Napier, Jeremy D Henson, Erdahl T Teber, Jonathan W Arthur, C Patrick Reynolds, Jayne Murray, Michelle Haber, Alexander P Sobinoff, Loretta M S Lau, Roger R Reddel
Acquisition of replicative immortality is currently regarded as essential for malignant transformation. This is achieved by activating a telomere lengthening mechanism (TLM), either telomerase or alternative lengthening of telomeres, to counter normal telomere attrition. However, a substantial proportion of some cancer types, including glioblastomas, liposarcomas, retinoblastomas, and osteosarcomas, are reportedly TLM-negative. As serial samples of human tumors cannot usually be obtained to monitor telomere length changes, it has previously been impossible to determine whether tumors are truly TLM-deficient, there is a previously unrecognized TLM, or the assay results are false-negative...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634304/redox-dependent-interaction-between-thaumatin-like-protein-and-%C3%AE-glucan-influences-malting-quality-of-barley
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Surinder Singh, Rajiv K Tripathi, Peggy G Lemaux, Bob B Buchanan, Jaswinder Singh
Barley is the cornerstone of the malting and brewing industry. It is known that 250 quantitative trait loci (QTLs) of the grain are associated with 19 malting-quality phenotypes. However, only a few of the contributing genetic components have been identified. One of these, on chromosome 4H, contains a major malting QTL, QTL2, located near the telomeric region that accounts, respectively, for 28.9% and 37.6% of the variation in the β-glucan and extract fractions of malt. In the current study, we dissected the QTL2 region using an expression- and microsynteny-based approach...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630649/a-complete-duplication-of-x-chromosome-resulting-in-a-tricentric-isochromosome-originated-by-centromere-repositioning
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N Villa, D Conconi, D Gambel Benussi, G Tornese, F Crosti, E Sala, L Dalprà, V Pecile
BACKGROUND: Neocentromeres are rare and considered chromosomal aberrations, because a non-centromeric region evolves in an active centromere by mutation. The literature reported several structural anomalies of X chromosome and they influence the female reproductive capacity or are associated to Turner syndrome in the presence of monosomy X cell line. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of chromosome X complex rearrangement found in a prenatal diagnosis. The fetal karyotype showed a mosaicism with a 45,X cell line and a 46 chromosomes second line with a big marker, instead of a sex chromosome...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623093/the-role-of-smarcal1-in-replication-fork-stability-and-telomere-maintenance
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REVIEW
Natalia Lugli, Sotirios K Sotiriou, Thanos D Halazonetis
SMARCAL1 (SWI/SNF Related, Matrix Associated, Actin Dependent Regulator Of Chromatin, Subfamily A-Like 1), also known as HARP, is an ATP-dependent annealing helicase that stabilizes replication forks during DNA damage. Mutations in this gene are the cause of Schimke immune-osseous dysplasia (SIOD), an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by T-cell immunodeficiency and growth dysfunctions. In this review, we summarize the main roles of SMARCAL1 in DNA repair, telomere maintenance and replication fork stability in response to DNA replication stress...
June 10, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617612/effect-of-urea-on-g-quadruplex-stability
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Lusine Aslanyan, Jordan Ko, Byul G Kim, Ishkhan Vardanyan, Yeva B Dalyan, Tigran V Chalikian
G-quadruplexes represent a class of noncanonical nucleic acid structures implicated in transcriptional regulation, cellular function, and disease. An understanding of the forces involved in stabilization/destabilization of the G-quadruplex conformation relative to the duplex or single-stranded conformation is a key to elucidating the biological role of G-quadruplex-based genomic switches and the quest for therapeutic means for controlled induction or suppression of a G-quadruplex at selected genomic loci. Solute-solvent interactions provide a ubiquitous and, in many cases, the determining thermodynamic force in maintaining and modulating the stability of nucleic acids...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604730/large-scale-association-analysis-identifies-new-lung-cancer-susceptibility-loci-and-heterogeneity-in-genetic-susceptibility-across-histological-subtypes
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James D McKay, Rayjean J Hung, Younghun Han, Xuchen Zong, Robert Carreras-Torres, David C Christiani, Neil E Caporaso, Mattias Johansson, Xiangjun Xiao, Yafang Li, Jinyoung Byun, Alison Dunning, Karen A Pooley, David C Qian, Xuemei Ji, Geoffrey Liu, Maria N Timofeeva, Stig E Bojesen, Xifeng Wu, Loic Le Marchand, Demetrios Albanes, Heike Bickeböller, Melinda C Aldrich, William S Bush, Adonina Tardon, Gad Rennert, M Dawn Teare, John K Field, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Philip Lazarus, Aage Haugen, Stephen Lam, Matthew B Schabath, Angeline S Andrew, Hongbing Shen, Yun-Chul Hong, Jian-Min Yuan, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Angela C Pesatori, Yuanqing Ye, Nancy Diao, Li Su, Ruyang Zhang, Yonathan Brhane, Natasha Leighl, Jakob S Johansen, Anders Mellemgaard, Walid Saliba, Christopher A Haiman, Lynne R Wilkens, Ana Fernandez-Somoano, Guillermo Fernandez-Tardon, Henricus F M van der Heijden, Jin Hee Kim, Juncheng Dai, Zhibin Hu, Michael P A Davies, Michael W Marcus, Hans Brunnström, Jonas Manjer, Olle Melander, David C Muller, Kim Overvad, Antonia Trichopoulou, Rosario Tumino, Jennifer A Doherty, Matt P Barnett, Chu Chen, Gary E Goodman, Angela Cox, Fiona Taylor, Penella Woll, Irene Brüske, H-Erich Wichmann, Judith Manz, Thomas R Muley, Angela Risch, Albert Rosenberger, Kjell Grankvist, Mikael Johansson, Frances A Shepherd, Ming-Sound Tsao, Susanne M Arnold, Eric B Haura, Ciprian Bolca, Ivana Holcatova, Vladimir Janout, Milica Kontic, Jolanta Lissowska, Anush Mukeria, Simona Ognjanovic, Tadeusz M Orlowski, Ghislaine Scelo, Beata Swiatkowska, David Zaridze, Per Bakke, Vidar Skaug, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Eric J Duell, Lesley M Butler, Woon-Puay Koh, Yu-Tang Gao, Richard S Houlston, John McLaughlin, Victoria L Stevens, Philippe Joubert, Maxime Lamontagne, David C Nickle, Ma'en Obeidat, Wim Timens, Bin Zhu, Lei Song, Linda Kachuri, María Soler Artigas, Martin D Tobin, Louise V Wain, Thorunn Rafnar, Thorgeir E Thorgeirsson, Gunnar W Reginsson, Kari Stefansson, Dana B Hancock, Laura J Bierut, Margaret R Spitz, Nathan C Gaddis, Sharon M Lutz, Fangyi Gu, Eric O Johnson, Ahsan Kamal, Claudio Pikielny, Dakai Zhu, Sara Lindströem, Xia Jiang, Rachel F Tyndale, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jonathan Beesley, Yohan Bossé, Stephen Chanock, Paul Brennan, Maria Teresa Landi, Christopher I Amos
Although several lung cancer susceptibility loci have been identified, much of the heritability for lung cancer remains unexplained. Here 14,803 cases and 12,262 controls of European descent were genotyped on the OncoArray and combined with existing data for an aggregated genome-wide association study (GWAS) analysis of lung cancer in 29,266 cases and 56,450 controls. We identified 18 susceptibility loci achieving genome-wide significance, including 10 new loci. The new loci highlight the striking heterogeneity in genetic susceptibility across the histological subtypes of lung cancer, with four loci associated with lung cancer overall and six loci associated with lung adenocarcinoma...
June 12, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604726/rif1-maintains-telomeres-and-mediates-dna-repair-by-encasing-dna-ends
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Stefano Mattarocci, Julia K Reinert, Richard D Bunker, Gabriele A Fontana, Tianlai Shi, Dominique Klein, Simone Cavadini, Mahamadou Faty, Maksym Shyian, Lukas Hafner, David Shore, Nicolas H Thomä, Ulrich Rass
In yeast, Rif1 is part of the telosome, where it inhibits telomerase and checkpoint signaling at chromosome ends. In mammalian cells, Rif1 is not telomeric, but it suppresses DNA end resection at chromosomal breaks, promoting repair by nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ). Here, we describe crystal structures for the uncharacterized and conserved ∼125-kDa N-terminal domain of Rif1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Rif1-NTD), revealing an α-helical fold shaped like a shepherd's crook. We identify a high-affinity DNA-binding site in the Rif1-NTD that fully encases DNA as a head-to-tail dimer...
June 12, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602863/changes-in-vitamin-d-endocrinology-during-aging-in-adults
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REVIEW
Renate T de Jongh, Natasja M van Schoor, Paul Lips
Worldwide, vitamin D deficiency is a common finding. Within individuals 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OH)D) concentrations remain fairly stable over time although large differences in individual longitudinal changes exist. During aging vitamin D metabolism and activity changes in several different ways. Intestinal resistance to 1,25(OH)2D develops which hampers intestinal calcium uptake. Vitamin D receptor number decreases with aging in several organs involved in calcium metabolism and 1alpha-hydroxylase activity decreases mainly due to a decrease in renal function reducing vitamin D activation...
June 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598004/higher-maternal-vitamin-d-concentrations-are-associated-with-longer-leukocyte-telomeres-in-newborns
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Jung-Ha Kim, Gwang Jun Kim, Donghee Lee, Jae-Hong Ko, Inja Lim, Hyoweon Bang, Bart W Koes, Byeongchan Seong, Duk-Chul Lee
Gestational vitamin D insufficiency is related with increased risks of various diseases and poor health outcomes later in life. Telomere length at birth or early in life is known to be a predictor of individual health. Both vitamin D and telomere length are related with various health conditions, and vitamin D concentrations are associated with leukocyte telomere lengths in women. We investigated the association between maternal vitamin D concentrations and newborn leukocyte telomere lengths. This cross-sectional study included 106 healthy pregnant women without adverse obstetric outcomes and their offspring...
June 9, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597541/restless-roosts-light-pollution-affects-behavior-sleep-and-physiology-in-a-free-living-songbird
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Jenny Q Ouyang, Maaike de Jong, Roy H A van Grunsven, Kevin D Matson, Mark F Haussmann, Peter Meerlo, Marcel E Visser, Kamiel Spoelstra
The natural nighttime environment is increasingly polluted by artificial light. Several studies have linked artificial light at night to negative impacts on human health. In free-living animals, light pollution is associated with changes in circadian, reproductive, and social behavior, but whether these animals also suffer from physiologic costs remains unknown. To fill this gap, we made use of a unique network of field sites which are either completely unlit (control), or are artificially illuminated with white, green, or red light...
June 9, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591601/origin-of-ion-specificity-of-telomeric-dna-g-quadruplexes-investigated-by-free-energy-simulations
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Till Siebenmorgen, Martin Zacharias
Telomeric DNA consists of tandem repeats of the sequence d(TTAGGG) that form G-quadruplex structures made of stacked guanines with monovalent cations bound at a central cavity. Although different ions can stabilize a G-quadruplex structure, the preferred bound ions are typically K(+) or Na(+). Several different strand-folding topologies have been reported for Q-quadruplexes formed from telomeric repeats depending on DNA length and ion solution condition. This suggests a possible dependence of the ion selectivity of the central pore on the folding topology of the quadruplex...
June 6, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574180/topical-equol-preparation-improves-structural-and-molecular-skin-parameters
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U Magnet, Chr Urbanek, D Gaisberger, E Tomeva, E Dum, A Pointner, A G Haslberger
OBJECTIVE: Equol has been shown to improve skin health and regeneration, due to its antioxidative, phytoestrogenic and epigenetic characteristics. The effects of a topical intervention on skin structure, telomere length and epigenetic markers in skin cells were analysed. METHODS: 64 participants were divided in four groups and three of them treated topically with: emulsion with Equol powder (Isoflavandiol-E-55-RS(®) ); emulsion with microencapsulated Equol (Vesisorb(®) Isoflavandiol-E-55-RS(®) ) and an emulsion with lecithin (Vesisorb(®) placebo)...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559540/rs9939609-fto-genotype-associations-with-fto-methylation-level-influences-body-mass-and-telomere-length-in-an-australian-rural-population
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Y Zhou, D Simmons, D Lai, B D Hambly, C S McLachlan
BACKGROUND: the fat mass- and obesity-associated (FTO) gene influences energy homeostasis in humans. While the obesity-related variant, rs9939609 has been replicated across a number of cohort studies, there remain significant variance and a low modest association. Telomere length is another commonly reported obesity risk factor. We hypothesize understanding the associations between FTO rs9939609 with FTO methylation and telomere length will provide a more accurate assessment of obesity risk...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555782/stepwise-partitioning-of-xp21-a-profiling-method-for-xk-deletions-causative-of-the-mcleod-syndrome
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Christoph Gassner, Chantal Brönnimann, Yvonne Merki, Maja P Mattle-Greminger, Sonja Sigurdardottir, Eduardo Meyer, Charlotte Engström, John D O'Sullivan, Hans H Jung, Beat M Frey
BACKGROUND: McLeod syndrome (MLS) is hematologically defined by the absence of the red blood cell (RBC) antigen Kx on the transmembrane RBC protein, XK, representing a highly specific diagnostic marker. Direct molecular assessment of XK therefore represents a desirable diagnostic tool. Whereas pathogenic point mutations may be simply identified, partial and complete deletions of XK on Xp21.1, eventually covering adjacent genes and causing multifaceted "continuous gene syndromes," are difficult to localize...
May 28, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544158/molecular-and-physiological-manifestations-and-measurement-of-aging-in-humans
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REVIEW
Sadiya S Khan, Benjamin D Singer, Douglas E Vaughan
Biological aging is associated with a reduction in the reparative and regenerative potential in tissues and organs. This reduction manifests as a decreased physiological reserve in response to stress (termed homeostenosis) and a time-dependent failure of complex molecular mechanisms that cumulatively create disorder. Aging inevitably occurs with time in all organisms and emerges on a molecular, cellular, organ, and organismal level with genetic, epigenetic, and environmental modulators. Individuals with the same chronological age exhibit differential trajectories of age-related decline, and it follows that we should assess biological age distinctly from chronological age...
May 23, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535365/leukocyte-telomere-length-in-postmenopausal-women
#16
Holly J Jones, Susan L Janson, Kathryn A Lee
OBJECTIVE: To compare leukocyte telomere length (LTL) by race and describe demographic, health, and psychosocial factors associated with LTL in postmenopausal women. DESIGN: Descriptive study with comparative analyses and correlations. SETTING: Data were collected at the University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco Clinical and Translational Science Institute. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-nine African American and White postmenopausal women between 58 and 65 years of age (mean age = 61...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521619/processes-linking-religious-involvement-and-telomere-length
#17
Terrence D Hill, Preeti Vaghela, Christopher G Ellison, Sunshine Rote
Although numerous studies suggest that religious involvement is associated with better health and longer life expectancies, it is unclear whether these general patterns extend to cellular aging. The mechanisms linking indicators of religious involvement with indicators of cellular aging are also undefined. We employed longitudinal data from the 2004 and 2008 Health and Retirement Study, a national probability sample of Americans aged 50 and older, to test whether average telomere length varied according to level of religious attendance...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503738/targeting-human-telomeric-g-quadruplex-dna-with-antitumour-natural-alkaloid-aristololactam-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-and-its-comparison-with-daunomycin
#18
Abhi Das, Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Gopinatha Suresh Kumar
Study on anticancer agents that act via stabilization of telomeric G-quadruplex DNA has emerged as novel and exciting field for anticancer drug discovery. The interaction of carbohydrate containing anticancer alkaloid aristololactam-β-D-glucoside (ADG) with human telomeric G-quadruplex DNA sequence was characterized by different biophysical techniques. The binding parameters were compared with daunomycin (DAN), a well-known chemotherapeutic drug. The Scatchard binding isotherms revealed noncooperative binding for both with the binding affinity values of (1...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488129/loss-of-the-association-between-telomere-length-and-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-contribute-to-colorectal-carcinogenesis
#19
Hyunsu Lee, Ji-Hyoung Cho, Won-Jin Park, Soo-Jung Jung, In-Jang Choi, Jae-Ho Lee
Positive association between telomere length and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number were introduced in healthy and patients with psychiatric disorder. Based on frequent genetic changes of telomere and mitochondria in colorectal carcinomas (CRC), we studied their clinical characteristics and their association in colorectal carcinogenesis. DNA was extracted from 109 CRCs, 64 colorectal tubular adenomas (TAs), and 28 serrated polyps (SPs), and then, telomere length and mtDNA copy number were analyzed in these legions by using a real-time PCR assay...
May 9, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486613/social-relationships-and-salivary-telomere-length-among-middle-aged-and-older-african-american-and-white-adults
#20
Karen D Lincoln, Donald A Lloyd, Ann W Nguyen
Objectives: A common mechanism underlying premature morbidity may be accelerated biological aging as reflected by salivary telomere length (STL). This study examined the extent to which social relationships, both positive and negative, can be protective or confer risk relative to biological aging. Method: Data from the Health and Retirement Study and multiple regression were used to examine cross-sectional associations between STL, self-reported social support, and negative interaction (e...
May 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
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