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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157222/comparative-proteomics-reveals-the-physiological-differences-between-winter-tender-shoots-and-spring-tender-shoots-of-a-novel-tea-camellia-sinensis-l-cultivar-evergrowing-in-winter
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Shengjie Liu, Jiadong Gao, Zhongjian Chen, Xiaoyan Qiao, Hualin Huang, Baiyuan Cui, Qingfeng Zhu, Zhangyan Dai, Hualing Wu, Yayan Pan, Chengwei Yang, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: A recently discovered tea [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] cultivar can generate tender shoots in winter. We performed comparative proteomics to analyze the differentially accumulated proteins between winter and spring tender shoots of this clonal cultivar to reveal the physiological basis of its evergrowing character during winter. RESULTS: We extracted proteins from the winter and spring tender shoots (newly formed two leaves and a bud) of the evergrowing tea cultivar "Dongcha11" respectively...
November 20, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147457/oxidative-stress-delays-prometaphase-metaphase-of-the-first-cleavage-in-mouse-zygotes-via-the-mad2l1-mediated-spindle-assembly-checkpoint
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Que Wu, Zhiling Li, Yue Huang, Diting Qian, Man Chen, Wanfen Xiao, Bin Wang
In zygotes, DNA damage delays the first cleavage to enable repair. Our previous study found that 0.03 mM hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was the minimum concentration required for induction of oxidative DNA damage in mouse zygotes and that this represented the most similar situation to the clinical phenomenon. In this study, we quantified the cleavage rates of cells in blastocysts at different developmental stages, followed by immunofluorescence to detect activation of γ-H2A histone family member X (a marker of DNA damage) in zygotes to confirm that oxidative DNA damage was induced in H2O2-treated zygotes...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146919/nucleosome-acidic-patch-targeting-binuclear-ruthenium-compounds-induce-aberrant-chromatin-condensation
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Gabriela E Davey, Zenita Adhireksan, Zhujun Ma, Tina Riedel, Deepti Sharma, Sivaraman Padavattan, Daniela Rhodes, Alexander Ludwig, Sara Sandin, Benjamin S Murray, Paul J Dyson, Curt A Davey
The 'acidic patch' is a highly electronegative cleft on the histone H2A-H2B dimer in the nucleosome. It is a fundamental motif for protein binding and chromatin dynamics, but the cellular impact of targeting this potentially therapeutic site with exogenous molecules remains unclear. Here, we characterize a family of binuclear ruthenium compounds that selectively target the nucleosome acidic patch, generating intra-nucleosomal H2A-H2B cross-links as well as inter-nucleosomal cross-links. In contrast to cisplatin or the progenitor RAPTA-C anticancer drugs, the binuclear agents neither arrest specific cell cycle phases nor elicit DNA damage response, but rather induce an irreversible, anomalous state of condensed chromatin that ultimately results in apoptosis...
November 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145630/yaf9-subunit-of-the-nua4-and-swr1-complexes-targets-histone-h3k27ac-through-its-yeats-domain
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Brianna J Klein, Salar Ahmad, Kendra R Vann, Forest H Andrews, Zachary A Mayo, Gaelle Bourriquen, Joseph B Bridgers, Jinyong Zhang, Brian D Strahl, Jacques Côté, Tatiana G Kutateladze
Yaf9 is an integral part of the NuA4 acetyltransferase and the SWR1 chromatin remodeling complexes. Here, we show that Yaf9 associates with acetylated histone H3 with high preference for H3K27ac. The crystal structure of the Yaf9 YEATS domain bound to the H3K27ac peptide reveals that the sequence C-terminal to K27ac stabilizes the complex. The side chain of K27ac inserts between two aromatic residues, mutation of which abrogates the interaction in vitro and leads in vivo to phenotypes similar to YAF9 deletion, including loss of SWR1-dependent incorporation of variant histone H2A...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145618/the-histone-variant-h2a-z-promotes-initiation-of-meiotic-recombination-in-fission-yeast
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Shintaro Yamada, Kazuto Kugou, Da-Qiao Ding, Yurika Fujita, Yasushi Hiraoka, Hiroshi Murakami, Kunihiro Ohta, Takatomi Yamada
Meiotic recombination is initiated by programmed formation of DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), which are mainly formed at recombination hotspots. Meiotic DSBs require multiple proteins including the conserved protein Spo11 and its cofactors, and are influenced by chromatin structure. For example, local chromatin around hotspots directly impacts DSB formation. Moreover, DSB is proposed to occur in a higher-order chromatin architecture termed 'axis-loop', in which many loops protrude from cohesin-enriched axis...
November 14, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138512/proteome-wide-identification-of-lysine-2-hydroxyisobutyrylation-reveals-conserved-and-novel-histone-modifications-in-physcomitrella-patens
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Zhiming Yu, Jun Ni, Wei Sheng, Zhikun Wang, Yuhuan Wu
Protein lysine 2-hydroxyisobutyrylation (Khib) is a newly identified post-translational modification found in animal and yeast cells. Previous research suggested that histone Khib is involved in male cell differentiation and plays a critical role in the regulation of chromatin functions in animals. However, information regarding protein Khib in plants is still limited. In this study, using a specific antibody and LC-MS/MS methods, we identified 11,976 Khib sites in 3,001 proteins in Physcomitrella patens. The bioinformatics analysis indicated that these Khib-modified proteins were involved in a wide range of molecular functions and cellular processes, and showed diverse subcellular localizations...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138493/suppression-of-srcap-chromatin-remodelling-complex-and-restriction-of-lymphoid-lineage-commitment-by-pcid2
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Buqing Ye, Benyu Liu, Liuliu Yang, Guanling Huang, Lu Hao, Pengyan Xia, Shuo Wang, Ying Du, Xiwen Qin, Pingping Zhu, Jiayi Wu, Nobuo Sakaguchi, Junyan Zhang, Zusen Fan
Lymphoid lineage commitment is an important process in haematopoiesis, which forms the immune system to protect the host from pathogen invasion. However, how multipotent progenitors (MPP) switch into common lymphoid progenitors (CLP) or common myeloid progenitors (CMP) during this process remains elusive. Here we show that PCI domain-containing protein 2 (Pcid2) is highly expressed in MPPs. Pcid2 deletion in the haematopoietic system causes skewed lymphoid lineage specification. In MPPs, Pcid2 interacts with the Zinc finger HIT-type containing 1 (ZNHIT1) to block Snf2-related CREBBP activator protein (SRCAP) activity and prevents the deposition of histone variant H2A...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126175/conventional-and-pioneer-modes-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-interaction-with-enhancer-chromatin-in-vivo
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Thomas A Johnson, Razvan V Chereji, Diana A Stavreva, Stephanie A Morris, Gordon L Hager, David J Clark
Glucocorticoid hormone plays a major role in metabolism and disease. The hormone-bound glucocorticoid receptor (GR) binds to a specific set of enhancers in different cell types, resulting in unique patterns of gene expression. We have addressed the role of chromatin structure in GR binding by mapping nucleosome positions in mouse adenocarcinoma cells. Before hormone treatment, GR-enhancers exist in one of three chromatin states: (i) Nucleosome-depleted enhancers that are DNase I-hypersensitive, associated with the Brg1 chromatin remodeler and flanked by nucleosomes incorporating histone H2A...
November 8, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124983/comparative-toxicological-evaluation-of-nonylphenol-and-nonylphenol-polyethoxylates-using-human-keratinocytes
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Hyungjoo Kim, Sunhwa Oh, Myung Chan Gye, Incheol Shin
Nonylphenol polyethoxylates (NPEOs) are a major group of nonionic surfactants widely used in various detergents, cleaners, plastics, papers, and agro-chemical products. Nonylphenol (NP), which is a final degraded metabolite derived from NPEOs, has been reported as an endocrine disrupter, known to mimic or disturb reproductive hormone functions. Concern about the hazards of NP and NPEOs has generated legal restrictions and action plans worldwide. Considering the fact that NP and NPEOs are majorly used in the production of products such as detergents, shampoos, and cosmetics which frequently come into contact with the skin, we investigated the effects of NP and NPEOs on a human keratinocyte cell line (HaCaT)...
November 10, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116202/acetylated-histone-variant-h2a-z-is-involved-in-the-activation-of-neo-enhancers-in-prostate-cancer
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Fátima Valdés-Mora, Cathryn M Gould, Yolanda Colino-Sanguino, Wenjia Qu, Jenny Z Song, Kylie M Taylor, Fabian A Buske, Aaron L Statham, Shalima S Nair, Nicola J Armstrong, James G Kench, Kenneth M L Lee, Lisa G Horvath, Minru Qiu, Alexei Ilinykh, Nicole S Yeo-Teh, David Gallego-Ortega, Clare Stirzaker, Susan J Clark
Acetylation of the histone variant H2A.Z (H2A.Zac) occurs at active promoters and is associated with oncogene activation in prostate cancer, but its role in enhancer function is still poorly understood. Here we show that H2A.Zac containing nucleosomes are commonly redistributed to neo-enhancers in cancer resulting in a concomitant gain of chromatin accessibility and ectopic gene expression. Notably incorporation of acetylated H2A.Z nucleosomes is a pre-requisite for activation of Androgen receptor (AR) associated enhancers...
November 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115478/torin2-enhances-the-radiosensitivity-of-mcf%C3%A2-7-breast-cancer-cells-by-downregulating-the-mtor-signaling-pathway-and-atm-phosphorylation
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Jia Luo, Guocheng Pi, He Xiao, Yunfei Ye, Qing Li, Lianhua Zhao, Huan Huang, Hong Luo, Qin Zhang, Dong Wang, Ge Wang
Radiotherapy has an important role in the comprehensive treatment of breast cancer. However, the clinical outcome of adjuvant radiotherapy may be limited due to intrinsic radioresistance, it is necessary to explore efficient radiosensitization methods that improve the clinical outcome of patients undergoing radiotherapy. The present study aimed to investigate whether the novel mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor Torin2 enhances the radiosensitivity of MCF‑7 breast cancer cells. A Cell Counting Kit‑8 (CCK‑8) assay was performed to measure the effect of Torin2 on cell proliferation, while clonogenic assays were employed to determine the effect of Torin2 in combination with radiation on the proliferation of MCF‑7 cells...
October 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113987/bap1-is-a-novel-target-in-hpv-negative-head-and-neck-cancer
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Xiyou Liu, Liangpeng Yang, David P Molkentine, David Valdacanas, Shiying Yu, Manish Kumar, Raymond E Meyn, John Heymach, Heath D Skinner
PURPOSE: This study examined the potential role of the nuclear deubiquitinating enzyme BRCA1-associated protein-1 (BAP1) in radioresistance in head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We overexpressed, knocked down, and rescued BAP1 expression in six HNSCC cell lines, three human papillomavirus (HPV) -negative and HPV-positive, and examined the effects on radiosensitivity in vitro and in HNSCC mouse xenograft models. Radiosensitivity was assessed by clonogenic cell survival and tumor growth delay assays; changes in protein expression were analyzed by immunofluorescence staining and western blotting...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113904/site-specific-disulfide-crosslinked-nucleosomes-with-enhanced-stability
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Timothy D Frouws, Philip D Barth, Timothy J Richmond
We engineered nucleosome core particles (NCPs) with two site-specific cysteine crosslinks that increase the stability of the particle. The first disulfide was introduced between the two copies of H2A via a H2A-N38C point mutation, effectively crosslinking the two H2A/H2B heterodimers together to stabilize the histone octamer against H2A/H2B dimer dissociation. The second crosslink was engineered between a R40C point mutation on the N-terminal tail of H3 and the NCP DNA ends by the introduction of a convertible nucleotide...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113332/lncrnas-downregulated-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-modulate-apoptosis-cell-migration-and-dna-damage-response
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Romain Gioia, Simon Drouin, Manon Ouimet, Maxime Caron, Pascal St-Onge, Chantal Richer, Daniel Sinnett
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (cALL) accounts for 25% of pediatric cancers and is one of the leading causes of disease-related death in children. Although long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in cALL etiology, progression, and treatment response, little is known about their exact functional role. We had previously sequenced the whole transcriptome of 56 cALL patients and identified lncRNA transcripts specifically silenced in tumoral cells. Here we investigated the impact of restoring the expression of three of these (RP11-624C23...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113076/gene-expression-analysis-of-the-effect-of-ischemic-infarction-in-whole-blood
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Ayako Takuma, Arata Abe, Yoshikazu Saito, Chikako Nito, Masayuki Ueda, Yoshiro Ishimaru, Hideki Harada, Keiko Abe, Kazumi Kimura, Tomiko Asakura
Given the abundance of stroke patients and deaths from stroke worldwide, many studies concerning the aftermath of stroke are being carried out. To reveal the precise effect of ischemic infarction, we conducted a comprehensive gene expression analysis. Alongside a middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) Sprague-Dawley rat model, we used a group undergoing sham surgery for comparison, which was the same as MCAO surgery but without blood vessel occlusion. Subsequently, infarction of the brains of MCAO-treated rats occurred, but did not occur in the sham-treated rats...
November 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109278/coordinated-regulation-of-heterochromatin-inheritance-by-dpb3-dpb4-complex
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Haijin He, Yang Li, Qianhua Dong, An-Yun Chang, Feng Gao, Zhongxuan Chi, Min Su, Faben Zhang, Hyoju Ban, Rob Martienssen, Yu-Hang Chen, Fei Li
During DNA replication, chromatin is disrupted ahead of the replication fork, and epigenetic information must be restored behind the fork. How epigenetic marks are inherited through DNA replication remains poorly understood. Histone H3 lysine 9 (H3K9) methylation and histone hypoacetylation are conserved hallmarks of heterochromatin. We previously showed that the inheritance of H3K9 methylation during DNA replication depends on the catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase epsilon, Cdc20. Here we show that the histone-fold subunit of Pol epsilon, Dpb4, interacts an uncharacterized small histone-fold protein, SPCC16C4...
November 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099280/variant-histone-h2afv-reprograms-dna-methylation-during-early-zebrafish-development
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Bhavani Madakashira, Laura Corbett, Chi Zhang, Pier Paoli, John W Casement, Jelena Mann, Kirsten C Sadler, Derek A Mann
The DNA methylome is re-patterned during discrete phases of vertebrate development. In zebrafish, there are two waves of global DNA demethylation and re-methylation: the first occurs prior to gastrulation when the parental methylome is changed to the zygotic pattern and the second occurs after formation of the embryonic body axis, during organ specification. The occupancy of the histone variant H2A.Z and regions of DNA methylation are generally anti-correlated, and it has been proposed that H2A.Z restricts the boundaries of highly methylated regions...
November 3, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095668/sumo-modification-system-facilitates-the-exchange-of-histone-variant-h2a-z-2-at-dna-damage-sites
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Atsuhiko Fukuto, Masae Ikura, Tsuyoshi Ikura, Jiying Sun, Yasunori Horikoshi, Hiroki Shima, Kazuhiko Igarashi, Masayuki Kusakabe, Masahiko Harata, Naoki Horikoshi, Hitoshi Kurumizaka, Yoshiaki Kiuchi, Satoshi Tashiro
Histone exchange and histone post-translational modifications play important roles in the regulation of DNA metabolism, by re-organizing the chromatin configuration. We previously demonstrated that the histone variant H2A.Z-2 is rapidly exchanged at damaged sites after DNA double strand break induction in human cells. In yeast, the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) modification of H2A.Z is involved in the DNA damage response. However, whether the SUMO modification regulates the exchange of human H2A.Z-2 at DNA damage sites remains unclear...
November 2, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092399/arecoline-n-oxide-upregulates-caspase-8-expression-in-oral-hyperplastic-lesions-of-mice
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Ying-Chin Ko, Pei-Ying Chang, Tzer-Min Kuo, Po-Ku Chen, You-Zhe Lin, Chun-Hung Hua, Yuan-Chien Chen
Areca nut is strongly associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma(OSCC) occurrence. Arecoline N-oxide (ANO), a metabolite of the areca alkaloid arecoline, exhibits an oral fibrotic effect in NOD/SCID mice. Caspase-8, a cysteine protease encoded by the CASP8 gene, is a central mediator in extrinsic apoptotic pathway via death receptors. Deregulation of caspase-8 in OSCC has been reported. This study investigates the regulation of caspase-8 in ANO-induced oral squamous epithelial hyperplasia which represents the initial highly-proliferative stage of oral carcinogenesis...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077523/heterochromatin-and-dna-damage-repair-use-different-histone-variants-and-relax
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Zdravko J Lorković, Frédéric Berger
Repair of damaged DNA requires the activation of kinases, which in turn phosphorylate diverse proteins including histone H2A.X, an event conserved from yeast to human. By combining genetics, biochemical, and cytological approaches, we recently reported that, in addition to H2A.X, phosphorylation of histone variant H2A.W.7 is required for DNA damage response in Arabidopsis. This work provides direct evidence for the functional diversification of plant-specific H2A.W histone variants, which are tightly associated with heterochromatin...
October 30, 2017: Nucleus
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