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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727015/triennial-growth-and-development-symposium-molecular-mechanisms-related-to-bovine-intramuscular-fat-deposition-in-the-longissimus-muscle
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M Baik, H J Kang, S J Park, S W Na, M Piao, S Y Kim, D M Fassah, Y S Moon
The intramuscular fat (IMF) content of the LM, also known as marbling, is particularly important in determining the price of beef in Korea, Japan, and the United States. Deposition of IMF is influenced by both genetic (e.g., breed, gender, and genotype) and nongenetic factors (e.g., castration, nutrition, stressors, animal weight, and age). Castration of bulls markedly increases deposition of IMF, resulting in improved beef quality. Here, we present a comparative gene expression approach between bulls and steers...
May 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725948/genomics-and-epigenomics-in-rheumatic-diseases-what-do-they-provide-in-terms-of-diagnosis-and-disease-management
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Patricia Castro-Santos, Roberto Díaz-Peña
Most rheumatic diseases are complex or multifactorial entities with pathogeneses that interact with both multiple genetic factors and a high number of diverse environmental factors. Knowledge of the human genome sequence and its diversity among populations has provided a crucial step forward in our understanding of genetic diseases, identifying many genetic loci or genes associated with diverse phenotypes. In general, susceptibility to autoimmunity is associated with multiple risk factors, but the mechanism of the environmental component influence is poorly understood...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724449/novel-promoters-and-coding-first-exons-in-dlg2-linked-to-developmental-disorders-and-intellectual-disability
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Claudio Reggiani, Sandra Coppens, Tayeb Sekhara, Ivan Dimov, Bruno Pichon, Nicolas Lufin, Marie-Claude Addor, Elga Fabia Belligni, Maria Cristina Digilio, Flavio Faletra, Giovanni Battista Ferrero, Marion Gerard, Bertrand Isidor, Shelagh Joss, Florence Niel-Bütschi, Maria Dolores Perrone, Florence Petit, Alessandra Renieri, Serge Romana, Alexandra Topa, Joris Robert Vermeesch, Tom Lenaerts, Georges Casimir, Marc Abramowicz, Gianluca Bontempi, Catheline Vilain, Nicolas Deconinck, Guillaume Smits
BACKGROUND: Tissue-specific integrative omics has the potential to reveal new genic elements important for developmental disorders. METHODS: Two pediatric patients with global developmental delay and intellectual disability phenotype underwent array-CGH genetic testing, both showing a partial deletion of the DLG2 gene. From independent human and murine omics datasets, we combined copy number variations, histone modifications, developmental tissue-specific regulation, and protein data to explore the molecular mechanism at play...
July 19, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723896/maternal-h3k27me3-controls-dna-methylation-independent-imprinting
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Azusa Inoue, Lan Jiang, Falong Lu, Tsukasa Suzuki, Yi Zhang
Mammalian sperm and oocytes have different epigenetic landscapes and are organized in different fashions. After fertilization, the initially distinct parental epigenomes become largely equalized with the exception of certain loci, including imprinting control regions. How parental chromatin becomes equalized and how imprinting control regions escape from this reprogramming is largely unknown. Here we profile parental allele-specific DNase I hypersensitive sites in mouse zygotes and morula embryos, and investigate the epigenetic mechanisms underlying these allelic sites...
July 19, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723573/proteomic-and-metabolomic-characterization-of-a-mammalian-cellular-transition-from-quiescence-to-proliferation
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Ho-Joon Lee, Mark P Jedrychowski, Arunachalam Vinayagam, Ning Wu, Ng Shyh-Chang, Yanhui Hu, Chua Min-Wen, Jodene K Moore, John M Asara, Costas A Lyssiotis, Norbert Perrimon, Steven P Gygi, Lewis C Cantley, Marc W Kirschner
There exist similarities and differences in metabolism and physiology between normal proliferative cells and tumor cells. Once a cell enters the cell cycle, metabolic machinery is engaged to facilitate various processes. The kinetics and regulation of these metabolic changes have not been properly evaluated. To correlate the orchestration of these processes with the cell cycle, we analyzed the transition from quiescence to proliferation of a non-malignant murine pro-B lymphocyte cell line in response to IL-3...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722770/asbestos-associated-genome-wide-dna-methylation-changes-in-lung-cancer
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Eeva Kettunen, Hector Hernandez-Vargas, Marie-Pierre Cros, Geoffroy Durand, Florence Le Calvez-Kelm, Kristina Stuopelyte, Sonata Jarmalaite, Kaisa Salmenkivi, Sisko Anttila, Henrik Wolff, Zdenko Herceg, Kirsti Husgafvel-Pursiainen
Previous studies have revealed a robust association between exposure to asbestos and human lung cancer. Accumulating evidence has highlighted the role of epigenome deregulation in the mechanism of carcinogen-induced malignancies. We examined the impact of asbestos on DNA methylation. Our genome-wide studies (using Illumina HumanMethylation450K BeadChip) of lung cancer tissue and paired normal lung from 28 asbestos-exposed or non-exposed patients, mostly smokers, revealed distinctive DNA methylation changes...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717181/discovery-of-novel-human-gene-regulatory-modules-from-gene-co-expression-and-promoter-motif-analysis
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Shisong Ma, Michael Snyder, Savithramma P Dinesh-Kumar
Deciphering gene regulatory networks requires identification of gene expression modules. We describe a novel bottom-up approach to identify gene modules regulated by cis-regulatory motifs from a human gene co-expression network. Target genes of a cis-regulatory motif were identified from the network via the motif's enrichment or biased distribution towards transcription start sites in the promoters of co-expressed genes. A gene sub-network containing the target genes was extracted and used to derive gene modules...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716939/distinct-requirements-for-energy-metabolism-in-mouse-primordial-germ-cells-and-their-reprogramming-to-embryonic-germ-cells
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Yohei Hayashi, Kei Otsuka, Masayuki Ebina, Kaori Igarashi, Asuka Takehara, Mitsuyo Matsumoto, Akio Kanai, Kazuhiko Igarashi, Tomoyoshi Soga, Yasuhisa Matsui
Primordial germ cells (PGCs), undifferentiated embryonic germ cells, are the only cells that have the ability to become gametes and to reacquire totipotency upon fertilization. It is generally understood that the development of PGCs proceeds through the expression of germ cell-specific transcription factors and characteristic epigenomic changes. However, little is known about the properties of PGCs at the metabolite and protein levels, which are directly responsible for the control of cell function. Here, we report the distinct energy metabolism of PGCs compared with that of embryonic stem cells...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714864/an-erythroid-specific-atp2b4-enhancer-mediates-red-blood-cell-hydration-and-malaria-susceptibility
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Samuel Lessard, Emily Stern Gatof, Mélissa Beaudoin, Patrick G Schupp, Falak Sher, Adnan Ali, Sukhpal Prehar, Ryo Kurita, Yukio Nakamura, Esther Baena, Jonathan Ledoux, Delvac Oceandy, Daniel E Bauer, Guillaume Lettre
The lack of mechanistic explanations for many genotype-phenotype associations identified by GWAS precludes thorough assessment of their impact on human health. Here, we conducted an expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) mapping analysis in erythroblasts and found erythroid-specific eQTLs for ATP2B4, the main calcium ATPase of red blood cells (rbc). The same SNPs were previously associated with mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and susceptibility to severe malaria infection. We showed that Atp2b4-/- mice demonstrate increased MCHC, confirming ATP2B4 as the causal gene at this GWAS locus...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714605/epigenetic-alterations-and-prenatal-maternal-depression
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Zsofia Nemoda, Moshe Szyf
Major depressive disorder of the mother affects 6 to 17% of pregnancies worldwide and can lead to negative outcomes, such as preterm delivery and later mental health problems of the child. It has been proposed that developmental programming has long-lasting effects in the offspring that might be mediated by epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation. Altered stress regulation or impaired immunological function of the mother can potentially affect DNA methylation processes of the fetus, changing gene expression levels in utero...
July 17, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713680/targeting-the-epigenome-in-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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REVIEW
Kaitlin C McLoughlin, Andrew S Kaufman, David S Schrump
Malignant pleural mesotheliomas (MPM) are notoriously refractory to conventional treatment modalities. Recent insights regarding epigenetic alterations in MPM provide the preclinical rationale for the evaluation of novel combinatorial regimens targeting the epigenome in these neoplasms.
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713675/novel-systemic-therapy-against-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma
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Michael R Mancuso, Joel W Neal
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive tumor of the pleura with an overall poor prognosis. Even with surgical resection, for which only a subset of patients are eligible, long term disease free survival is rare. Standard first-line systemic treatment consists of a platinum analog, an anti-metabolite, and sometimes anti-angiogenic therapy, but there is currently no well-established standard therapy for refractory or relapsed disease. This review focuses on efforts to develop improved systemic therapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) including cytotoxic systemic therapy, a variety of tyrosine kinase inhibitors and their downstream effector pathways, pharmacologic targeting of the epigenome, novel approaches to target proteins expressed on mesothelioma cells (such as mesothelin), arginine depletion therapy, and the emerging role of immunotherapy...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713553/the-evolution-of-medulloblastoma-therapy-to-personalized-medicine
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Soma Sengupta, Daniel Pomeranz Krummel, Scott Pomeroy
Recent advances in cancer genomics have revolutionized the characterization and classification of medulloblastomas. According to the current WHO guidelines, medulloblastomas are now classified into the following molecularly defined groups: Wnt signaling pathway (WNT)-activated, sonic hedgehog signaling pathway (SHH)-activated and tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53)-mutant, SHH-activated and TP53-wildtype, and non-WNT/non-SHH (i.e. group 3 and group 4). Importantly, genomic, epigenomic, and proteomic advances have created a potential paradigm shift in therapeutic options...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712647/perinatal-exposure-to-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-induces-testicular-toxicity-in-adult-rats
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Ahmed Khalil, Mikhail Parker, Sarah E Brown, Sebnem E Cevik, Lian W Guo, Jake Jensen, Alexandra Olmsted, Daneal Portman, Haotian Wu, Alexander Suvorov
Since 1965, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used internationally as flame-retardant additives. PBDEs were recently withdrawn from commerce in North America and Europe due to their environmental persistence, bioaccumulative properties and endocrine-disrupting effects. Generations exposed perinatally to the highest environmental doses of PBDE account for one-fifth of the total United States population. While, toxicity of PBDE for the male reproductive system has been demonstrated in several human and animal studies, the long-lasting effects of perinatal exposures on male reproduction are still poorly understood...
July 13, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711155/manufacturing-cell-therapies-using-engineered-biomaterials
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Amr A Abdeen, Krishanu Saha
Emerging manufacturing processes to generate regenerative advanced therapies can involve extensive genomic and/or epigenomic manipulation of autologous or allogeneic cells. These cell engineering processes need to be carefully controlled and standardized to maximize safety and efficacy in clinical trials. Engineered biomaterials with smart and tunable properties offer an intriguing tool to provide or deliver cues to retain stemness, direct differentiation, promote reprogramming, manipulate the genome, or select functional phenotypes...
July 12, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710457/methyl-cpg-binding-domain-proteins-inhibit-interspecies-courtship-and-promote-aggression-in-drosophila
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Tarun Gupta, Hannah R Morgan, Jonathan C Andrews, Edmond R Brewer, Sarah J Certel
Reproductive isolation and speciation are driven by the convergence of environmental and genetic variation. The integration of these variation sources is thought to occur through epigenetic marks including DNA methylation. Proteins containing a methyl-CpG-binding domain (MBD) bind methylated DNA and interpret epigenetic marks, providing a dynamic yet evolutionarily adapted cellular output. Here, we report the Drosophila MBD-containing proteins, dMBD-R2 and dMBD2/3, contribute to reproductive isolation and survival behavioral strategies...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709971/epigenetic-mechanisms-underlying-the-toxic-effects-associated-with-arsenic-exposure-and-the-development-of-diabetes
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REVIEW
Fazlullah Khan, Saeideh Momtaz, Kamal Niaz, Fatima Ismail Hassan, Mohammad Abdollahi
BACKGROUND: Exposure to inorganic arsenic (iAs) is a major threat to the human health worldwide. The consumption of arsenic in drinking water and other food products is associated with the risk of development of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The available experimental evidence indicates that epigenetic alterations may play an important role in the development of diseases that are linked with exposure to environmental toxicants. iAs seems to be associated with the epigenetic modifications such as alterations in DNA methylation, histone modifications, and micro RNA (miRNA) abundance...
July 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709969/role-of-epigenome-in-tumorigenesis-and-drug-resistance
#18
Qidong Hu, Gyeong Hun Baeg
The last few decades have witnessed a tremendous advancement in understanding the genetic basis of major human diseases such as cancer. Intriguingly, there is also an evergrowing body of evidence that suggest the critical role of epigenetic regulation in pathogenesis. In contrast to genetic mechanisms often associated with changes in DNA sequence, epigenetics generally refers to the regulation of gene expression featuring alterations in histone modification, DNA methylation, chromatin conformation and noncoding RNAs, with the first two categories being the best-characterized so far...
July 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707677/-omics-and-endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-new-paths-forward
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REVIEW
Carmen Messerlian, Rosie M Martinez, Russ Hauser, Andrea A Baccarelli
The emerging field of omics - large-scale data-rich biological measurements of the genome - provides new opportunities to advance and strengthen research into endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Although some EDCs have been associated with adverse health effects in humans, our understanding of their impact remains incomplete. Progress in the field has been primarily limited by our inability to adequately estimate and characterize exposure and identify sensitive and measurable outcomes during windows of vulnerability...
July 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706159/noncoding-rna-in-drug-resistant-sarcoma
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REVIEW
Xiaoyang Li, Jacson K Shen, Francis J Hornicek, Tao Xiao, Zhenfeng Duan
Sarcomas are a group of malignant tumors that arise from mesenchymal origin. Despite significant development of multidisciplinary treatments for sarcoma, survival rates have reached a plateau. Chemotherapy has been extensively used for sarcoma treatment; however, the development of drug resistance is a major obstacle limiting the success of many anticancer agents. Sarcoma biology has traditionally focused on genomic and epigenomic deregulation of protein-coding genes to identify the therapeutic potential for reversing drug resistance...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
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