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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296274/relevance-of-clinical-and-autoantibody-profiles-in-systemic-sclerosis-among-thais
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Chingching Foocharoen, Piyakarn Watcharenwong, Sittichai Netwijitpan, Ajanee Mahakkanukrauh, Siraphop Suwannaroj, Ratanavadee Nanagara
OBJECTIVE: Autoantibody profiles in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and their relative clinical association vary between studies. The rate for being anti-topoisomerase-I (ATA) positive and the association with diffuse cutaneous the SSc subset (dcSSc) is higher among Thais than among Caucasians. The objective was to evaluate the relevance of clinical presentation, namely being positive for one or more autoantibodies among Thai SSc patients. METHOD: A retrospective, cohort study was performed among SSc patients over 18 years of age at Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, during January 2006 to December 2013...
March 10, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286049/insulin-signaling-regulates-the-foxm1-plk1-cenp-a-pathway-to-promote-adaptive-pancreatic-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-cell-proliferation
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Jun Shirakawa, Megan Fernandez, Tomozumi Takatani, Abdelfattah El Ouaamari, Prapaporn Jungtrakoon, Erin R Okawa, Wei Zhang, Peng Yi, Alessandro Doria, Rohit N Kulkarni
Investigation of cell-cycle kinetics in mammalian pancreatic β cells has mostly focused on transition from the quiescent (G0) to G1 phase. Here, we report that centromere protein A (CENP-A), which is required for chromosome segregation during the M-phase, is necessary for adaptive β cell proliferation. Receptor-mediated insulin signaling promotes DNA-binding activity of FoxM1 to regulate expression of CENP-A and polo-like kinase-1 (PLK1) by modulating cyclin-dependent kinase-1/2. CENP-A deposition at the centromere is augmented by PLK1 to promote mitosis, while knocking down CENP-A limits β cell proliferation and survival...
February 26, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266506/%C3%AE-amino-trimethylation-of-cenp-a-by-nrmt-is-required-for-full-recruitment-of-the-centromere
#3
Kizhakke M Sathyan, Daniele Fachinetti, Daniel R Foltz
Centromeres are unique chromosomal domains that control chromosome segregation, and are epigenetically specified by the presence of the CENP-A containing nucleosomes. CENP-A governs centromere function by recruiting the constitutive centromere associated network (CCAN) complex. The features of the CENP-A nucleosome necessary to distinguish centromeric chromatin from general chromatin are not completely understood. Here we show that CENP-A undergoes α-amino trimethylation by the enzyme NRMT in vivo. We show that α-amino trimethylation of the CENP-A tail contributes to cell survival...
March 7, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265097/stepwise-unfolding-supports-a-subunit-model-for-vertebrate-kinetochores
#4
Giulia Vargiu, Alexandr A Makarov, James Allan, Tatsuo Fukagawa, Daniel G Booth, William C Earnshaw
During cell division, interactions between microtubules and chromosomes are mediated by the kinetochore, a proteinaceous structure located at the primary constriction of chromosomes. In addition to the centromere histone centromere protein A (CENP-A), 15 other members of the constitutive centromere associated network (CCAN) participate in the formation of a chromatin-associated scaffold that supports kinetochore structure. We performed a targeted screen analyzing unfolded centrochromatin from CENP-depleted chromosomes...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259924/mutational-spectrum-of-cenp-b-box-and-%C3%AE-satellite-dna-on-chromosome-21-in-down-syndrome-children
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Qian Chen, Bin Tan, Jun-Lin He, Xue-Qing Liu, Xue-Mei Chen, Ru-Fei Gao, Jing Zhu, Ying-Xiong Wang, Hong-Bo Qi
The centromere is responsible for the correct inheritance of eukaryotic chromosomes during cell division. Centromere protein B (CENP‑B) and its 17 base pair binding site (CENP‑B box), which appears at regular intervals in centromeric α-satellite DNA (α-satDNA), are important for the assembly of the centromere components. Therefore, it is conceivable that CENP-B box mutations may induce errors in cell division. However, the association between the deoxynucleotide alterations of the CENP‑B box and the extra chromosome 21 (Chr21) present in patients with Down syndrome (DS) remains to be elucidated...
February 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235947/human-centromeric-cenp-a-chromatin-is-a-homotypic-octameric-nucleosome-at-all-cell-cycle-points
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Yael Nechemia-Arbely, Daniele Fachinetti, Karen H Miga, Nikolina Sekulic, Gautam V Soni, Dong Hyun Kim, Adeline K Wong, Ah Young Lee, Kristen Nguyen, Cees Dekker, Bing Ren, Ben E Black, Don W Cleveland
Chromatin assembled with centromere protein A (CENP-A) is the epigenetic mark of centromere identity. Using new reference models, we now identify sites of CENP-A and histone H3.1 binding within the megabase, α-satellite repeat-containing centromeres of 23 human chromosomes. The overwhelming majority (97%) of α-satellite DNA is found to be assembled with histone H3.1-containing nucleosomes with wrapped DNA termini. In both G1 and G2 cell cycle phases, the 2-4% of α-satellite assembled with CENP-A protects DNA lengths centered on 133 bp, consistent with octameric nucleosomes with DNA unwrapping at entry and exit...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220502/variations-on-a-nucleosome-theme-the-structural-basis-of-centromere-function
#7
Olga Moreno-Moreno, Mònica Torras-Llort, Fernando Azorín
The centromere is a specialized chromosomal structure that dictates kinetochore assembly and, thus, is essential for accurate chromosome segregation. Centromere identity is determined epigenetically by the presence of a centromere-specific histone H3 variant, CENP-A, that replaces canonical H3 in centromeric chromatin. Here, we discuss recent work by Roulland et al. that identifies structural elements of the nucleosome as essential determinants of centromere function. In particular, CENP-A nucleosomes have flexible DNA ends due to the short αN helix of CENP-A...
February 21, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218637/mechanisms-of-chromosome-congression-during-mitosis
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REVIEW
Helder Maiato, Ana Margarida Gomes, Filipe Sousa, Marin Barisic
Chromosome congression during prometaphase culminates with the establishment of a metaphase plate, a hallmark of mitosis in metazoans. Classical views resulting from more than 100 years of research on this topic have attempted to explain chromosome congression based on the balance between opposing pulling and/or pushing forces that reach an equilibrium near the spindle equator. However, in mammalian cells, chromosome bi-orientation and force balance at kinetochores are not required for chromosome congression, whereas the mechanisms of chromosome congression are not necessarily involved in the maintenance of chromosome alignment after congression...
February 17, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217959/anti-rnpc3-antibodies-as-a-marker-of-cancer-associated-scleroderma
#9
Ami A Shah, George Xu, Antony Rosen, Laura K Hummers, Fredrick M Wigley, Stephen J Elledge, Livia Casciola-Rosen
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies have demonstrated an increased risk of cancer-associated scleroderma in patients with RNA polymerase III (POL) autoantibodies and in patients negative for anti-centromere (CENP), anti-topoisomerase-1 (TOPO), and anti-POL antibodies (referred to as CENP/TOPO/POL (CTP)-Negative). In a recent study of 16 CTP-negative scleroderma patients with coincident cancer, we found that 25% had autoantibodies to RNPC3, a member of the minor spliceosome complex. In this investigation, we validated the relationship between anti-RNPC3 antibodies and cancer and examined the associated clinical phenotype in a large sample of scleroderma patients...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186195/cenp-a-chromatin-disassembly-in-stressed-and-senescent-murine-cells
#10
Sabrine Hédouin, Giacomo Grillo, Ivana Ivkovic, Guillaume Velasco, Claire Francastel
Centromeres are chromosomal domains essential for genomic stability. We report here the remarkable transcriptional and epigenetic perturbations at murine centromeres in genotoxic stress conditions. A strong and selective transcriptional activation of centromeric repeats is detected within hours. This is followed by disorganization of centromeres with striking delocalization of nucleosomal CENP-A, the key determinant of centromere identity and function, in a mechanism requiring active transcription of centromeric repeats, the DNA Damage Response (DDR) effector ATM and chromatin remodelers/histone chaperones...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167779/integrity-of-the-human-centromere-dna-repeats-is-protected-by-cenp-a-cenp-c-and-cenp-t
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Simona Giunta, Hironori Funabiki
Centromeres are highly specialized chromatin domains that enable chromosome segregation and orchestrate faithful cell division. Human centromeres are composed of tandem arrays of α-satellite DNA, which spans up to several megabases. Little is known about the mechanisms that maintain integrity of the long arrays of α-satellite DNA repeats. Here, we monitored centromeric repeat stability in human cells using chromosome-orientation fluorescent in situ hybridization (CO-FISH). This assay detected aberrant centromeric CO-FISH patterns consistent with sister chromatid exchange at the frequency of 5% in primary tissue culture cells, whereas higher levels were seen in several cancer cell lines and during replicative senescence...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158539/defects-in-methylation-of-arginine-37-on-cenp-a-cse4-are-compensated-by-the-ubiquitin-ligase-complex-ubr2-mub1
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Anke Samel, Thi Kim Loan Nguyen, Ann E Ehrenhofer-Murray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137567/mass-spectrometry-based-methodology-for-identification-of-native-histone-variant-modifications-from-mammalian-tissues-and-solid-tumors
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A G Nuccio, M Bui, Y Dalal, A Nita-Lazar
Histone posttranslational modifications (PTMs) are key epigenetic marks involved in gene silencing or activation. Histone modifications impact chromatin organization and transcriptional processes through the changes in charge density between histones and DNA. They also serve as recognition and binding sites for specific binding proteins. Histone tails and globular cores contain many basic amino acid residues, which are subject to various dynamic modifications, making the modification repertoire extremely diverse...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125646/kif4-is-essential-for-mouse-oocyte-meiosis
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Nicole J Camlin, Eileen A McLaughlin, Janet E Holt
Progression through the meiotic cell cycle must be strictly regulated in oocytes to generate viable embryos and offspring. During mitosis, the kinesin motor protein Kif4 is indispensable for chromosome condensation and separation, midzone formation and cytokinesis. Additionally, the bioactivity of Kif4 is dependent on phosphorylation via Aurora Kinase B and Cdk1, which regulate Kif4 function throughout mitosis. Here, we examine the role of Kif4 in mammalian oocyte meiosis. Kif4 localized in the cytoplasm throughout meiosis I and II, but was also observed to have a dynamic subcellular distribution, associating with both microtubules and kinetochores at different stages of development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094382/the-supercoiling-state-of-dna-determines-the-handedness-of-both-h3-and-cenp-a-nucleosomes
#15
R Vlijm, S H Kim, P L De Zwart, Y Dalal, C Dekker
Nucleosomes form the unit structure of the genome in eukaryotes, thereby constituting a fundamental tenet of chromatin biology. In canonical nucleosomes, DNA wraps around the histone octamer in a left-handed toroidal ramp. Here, in single-molecule magnetic tweezers studies of chaperone-assisted nucleosome assembly, we show that the handedness of the DNA wrapping around the nucleosome core is intrinsically ambidextrous, and depends on the pre-assembly supercoiling state of the DNA, i.e., it is not uniquely determined by the octameric histone core...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087831/a-tale-of-two-cenpcs-centromere-localization-of-kinetochore-null2-and-cenp-c
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EDITORIAL
Jennifer Mach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073664/extract-of-bulbus-fritillaria-cirrhosa-perturbs-spindle-assembly-checkpoint-induces-mitotic-aberrations-and-genomic-instability-in-human-colon-epithelial-cell-line
#17
Xihan Guo, Juan Ni, Jinglun Xue, Xu Wang
BACKGROUND: Bulbus Fritillaria cirrhosa D. Don (BFC) has been used in China as a folk medicine for the treatment of cough and asthma for more than 2000 years. The antitussive and antiasthmatic effects of BFC have been reported before, nevertheless its toxicity and safety have not been documented. This study investigated the possible effects of BFC on spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), mitotic fidelity and genomic stability in human NCM460 colon epithelial cells. METHODS: Cells were treated with BFC (0, 20, 40, 80 and 160μg/ml) for 24, 48 and 72h and harvested differently according to the biomarkers observed...
March 2, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073008/cenp-a-modifications-on-ser68-and-lys124-are-dispensable-for-establishment-maintenance-and-long-term-function-of-human-centromeres
#18
Daniele Fachinetti, Glennis A Logsdon, Amira Abdullah, Evan B Selzer, Don W Cleveland, Ben E Black
CENP-A is a histone H3 variant key to epigenetic specification of mammalian centromeres. Using transient overexpression of CENP-A mutants, two recent reports in Developmental Cell proposed essential centromere functions for post-translational modifications of human CENP-A. Phosphorylation at Ser68 was proposed to have an essential role in CENP-A deposition at centromeres. Blockage of ubiquitination at Lys124 was proposed to abrogate localization of CENP-A to the centromere. Following gene inactivation and replacement in human cells, we demonstrate that CENP-A mutants that cannot be phosphorylated at Ser68 or ubiquitinated at Lys124 assemble efficiently at centromeres during G1, mediate early events in centromere establishment at an ectopic chromosomal locus, and maintain centromere function indefinitely...
January 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069312/centromeres-drive-a-hard-bargain
#19
REVIEW
Leah F Rosin, Barbara G Mellone
Centromeres are essential chromosomal structures that mediate the accurate distribution of genetic material during meiotic and mitotic cell divisions. In most organisms, centromeres are epigenetically specified and propagated by nucleosomes containing the centromere-specific H3 variant, centromere protein A (CENP-A). Although centromeres perform a critical and conserved function, CENP-A and the underlying centromeric DNA are rapidly evolving. This paradox has been explained by the centromere drive hypothesis, which proposes that CENP-A is undergoing an evolutionary tug-of-war with selfish centromeric DNA...
January 7, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062749/targeting-of-arabidopsis-knl2-to-centromeres-depends-on-the-conserved-cenpc-k-motif-in-its-c-terminus
#20
Michael Sandmann, Paul Talbert, Dmitri Demidov, Markus Kuhlmann, Twan Rutten, Udo Conrad, Inna Lermontova
KINETOCHORE NULL2 (KNL2) is involved in recognition of centromeres and in centromeric localization of the centromere-specific histone cenH3. Our study revealed a cenH3 nucleosome binding CENPC-k motif at the C terminus of Arabidopsis thaliana KNL2, which is conserved among a wide spectrum of eukaryotes. Centromeric localization of KNL2 is abolished by deletion of the CENPC-k motif and by mutating single conserved amino acids, but can be restored by insertion of the corresponding motif of Arabidopsis CENP-C...
January 2017: Plant Cell
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