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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923061/comparative-transcriptomic-and-epigenomic-analyses-reveal-new-regulators-of-murine-brown-adipogenesis
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Reinhard Brunmeir, Jingyi Wu, Xu Peng, Sun-Yee Kim, Sofi G Julien, Qiongyi Zhang, Wei Xie, Feng Xu
Increasing energy expenditure through brown adipocyte recruitment is a promising approach to combat obesity. We report here the comprehensive profiling of the epigenome and transcriptome throughout the lineage commitment and differentiation of C3H10T1/2 mesenchymal stem cell line into brown adipocytes. Through direct comparison to datasets from differentiating white adipocytes, we systematically identify stage- and lineage-specific coding genes, lncRNAs and microRNAs. Utilizing chromatin state maps, we also define stage- and lineage-specific enhancers, including super-enhancers, and their associated transcription factor binding motifs and genes...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911843/impact-of-the-gut-microbiota-on-enhancer-accessibility-in-gut-intraepithelial-lymphocytes
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Nicholas P Semenkovich, Joseph D Planer, Philip P Ahern, Nicholas W Griffin, Charles Y Lin, Jeffrey I Gordon
The gut microbiota impacts many aspects of host biology including immune function. One hypothesis is that microbial communities induce epigenetic changes with accompanying alterations in chromatin accessibility, providing a mechanism that allows a community to have sustained host effects even in the face of its structural or functional variation. We used Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) to define chromatin accessibility in predicted enhancer regions of intestinal αβ(+) and γδ(+) intraepithelial lymphocytes purified from germ-free mice, their conventionally raised (CONV-R) counterparts, and mice reared germ free and then colonized with CONV-R gut microbiota at the end of the suckling-weaning transition...
December 1, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895109/enhancers-and-super-enhancers-have-an-equivalent-regulatory-role-in-embryonic-stem-cells-through-regulation-of-single-or-multiple-genes
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Sakthi D Moorthy, Scott Davidson, Virlana M Shchuka, Gurdeep Singh, Nakisa Malek-Gilani, Lida Langroudi, Alexandre Martchenko, Vincent So, Neil N Macpherson, Jennifer A Mitchell
Transcriptional enhancers are critical for maintaining cell type-specific gene expression and driving cell fate changes during development. Highly transcribed genes are often associated with a cluster of individual enhancers such as those found in locus control regions. Recently these have been termed stretch enhancers or super-enhancers, which have been predicted to regulate critical cell identity genes. We employed a CRISPR/Cas9-mediated deletion approach to study the function of several enhancer clusters (ECs) and isolated enhancers in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells...
November 28, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886174/5-hydroxymethylcytosine-localizes-to-enhancer-elements-and-is-associated-with-survival-in-glioblastoma-patients
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Kevin C Johnson, E Andres Houseman, Jessica E King, Katharine M von Herrmann, Camilo E Fadul, Brock C Christensen
Glioblastomas exhibit widespread molecular alterations including a highly distorted epigenome. Here, we resolve genome-wide 5-methylcytosine and 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in glioblastoma through parallel processing of DNA with bisulfite and oxidative bisulfite treatments. We apply a statistical algorithm to estimate 5-methylcytosine, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine and unmethylated proportions from methylation array data. We show that 5-hydroxymethylcytosine is depleted in glioblastoma compared with prefrontal cortex tissue...
November 25, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874059/super-enhancement-of-1-54%C3%A2-%C3%AE-m-emission-from-erbium-codoped-with-oxygen-in-silicon-on-insulator
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M A Lourenço, M M Milošević, A Gorin, R M Gwilliam, K P Homewood
We report on the super enhancement of the 1.54 μm Er emission in erbium doped silicon-on-insulator when codoped with oxygen at a ratio of 1:1. This is attributed to a more favourable crystal field splitting in the substitutional tetrahedral site favoured for the singly coordinated case. The results on these carefully matched implant profiles show that optical response is highly determined by the amount and ratio of erbium and oxygen present in the sample and ratios of O:Er greater than unity are severely detrimental to the Er emission...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869826/pan-cancer-analysis-of-somatic-copy-number-alterations-implicates-irs4-and-igf2-in-enhancer-hijacking
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Joachim Weischenfeldt, Taronish Dubash, Alexandros P Drainas, Balca R Mardin, Yuanyuan Chen, Adrian M Stütz, Sebastian M Waszak, Graziella Bosco, Ann Rita Halvorsen, Benjamin Raeder, Theocharis Efthymiopoulos, Serap Erkek, Christine Siegl, Hermann Brenner, Odd Terje Brustugun, Sebastian M Dieter, Paul A Northcott, Iver Petersen, Stefan M Pfister, Martin Schneider, Steinar K Solberg, Erik Thunissen, Wilko Weichert, Thomas Zichner, Roman Thomas, Martin Peifer, Aslaug Helland, Claudia R Ball, Martin Jechlinger, Rocio Sotillo, Hanno Glimm, Jan O Korbel
Extensive prior research focused on somatic copy-number alterations (SCNAs) affecting cancer genes, yet the extent to which recurrent SCNAs exert their influence through rearrangement of cis-regulatory elements (CREs) remains unclear. Here we present a framework for inferring cancer-related gene overexpression resulting from CRE reorganization (e.g., enhancer hijacking) by integrating SCNAs, gene expression data and information on topologically associating domains (TADs). Analysis of 7,416 cancer genomes uncovered several pan-cancer candidate genes, including IRS4, SMARCA1 and TERT...
November 21, 2016: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869154/nuclear-organization-nup-tial-binding-to-super-enhancers
#7
Kim Baumann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 21, 2016: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864512/epstein-barr-virus-super-enhancer-ernas-are-essential-for-myc-oncogene-expression-and-lymphoblast-proliferation
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Jun Liang, Hufeng Zhou, Catherine Gerdt, Min Tan, Tyler Colson, Kenneth M Kaye, Elliott Kieff, Bo Zhao
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) super-enhancers (ESEs) are essential for lymphoblastoid cell (LCL) growth and survival. Reanalyses of LCL global run-on sequencing (Gro-seq) data found abundant enhancer RNAs (eRNAs) being transcribed at ESEs. Inactivation of ESE components, EBV nuclear antigen 2 (EBNA2) and bromodomain-containing protein 4 (BRD4), significantly decreased eRNAs at ESEs -428 and -525 kb upstream of the MYC oncogene transcription start site (TSS). shRNA knockdown of the MYC -428 and -525 ESE eRNA caused LCL growth arrest and reduced cell growth...
November 18, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851967/a-compendium-of-chromatin-contact-maps-reveals-spatially-active-regions-in-the-human-genome
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Anthony D Schmitt, Ming Hu, Inkyung Jung, Zheng Xu, Yunjiang Qiu, Catherine L Tan, Yun Li, Shin Lin, Yiing Lin, Cathy L Barr, Bing Ren
The three-dimensional configuration of DNA is integral to all nuclear processes in eukaryotes, yet our knowledge of the chromosome architecture is still limited. Genome-wide chromosome conformation capture studies have uncovered features of chromatin organization in cultured cells, but genome architecture in human tissues has yet to be explored. Here, we report the most comprehensive survey to date of chromatin organization in human tissues. Through integrative analysis of chromatin contact maps in 21 primary human tissues and cell types, we find topologically associating domains highly conserved in different tissues...
November 15, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846392/a-druggable-tcf4-and-brd4-dependent-transcriptional-network-sustains-malignancy-in-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm
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Michele Ceribelli, Zhiying Esther Hou, Priscilla N Kelly, Da Wei Huang, George Wright, Karthik Ganapathi, Moses O Evbuomwan, Stefania Pittaluga, Arthur L Shaffer, Guido Marcucci, Stephen J Forman, Wenming Xiao, Rajarshi Guha, Xiaohu Zhang, Marc Ferrer, Laurence Chaperot, Joel Plumas, Elaine S Jaffe, Craig J Thomas, Boris Reizis, Louis M Staudt
Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN) is an aggressive and largely incurable hematologic malignancy originating from plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs). Using RNAi screening, we identified the E-box transcription factor TCF4 as a master regulator of the BPDCN oncogenic program. TCF4 served as a faithful diagnostic marker of BPDCN, and its downregulation caused the loss of the BPDCN-specific gene expression program and apoptosis. High-throughput drug screening revealed that bromodomain and extra-terminal domain inhibitors (BETis) induced BPDCN apoptosis, which was attributable to disruption of a BPDCN-specific transcriptional network controlled by TCF4-dependent super-enhancers...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831580/in-situ-growth-of-sulfide-g-c3n4-nano-heterostructures-with-an-adjusted-band-gap-toward-enhanced-visible-photocatalysis
#11
Yumeng Liu, Xiao Zhang, Junpeng Wang, Ping Yang
In this study, the nano-heterostructures of Zn1-xCdxS (0 < x < 1) nanoparticles and small g-C3N4 nanosheets (Zn1-xCdxS/CN) were prepared via in situ growth. Bulk g-C3N4 was first delaminated into thin layers by an acid and alkali assisted ultrasound method. Zn1-xCdxS nanoparticles were deposited on the surface of small g-C3N4 nanosheets in situ to fabricate Zn1-xCdxS/CN photocatalysts. The absorption band edges of the as-prepared Zn1-xCdxS/CN composites shifted to a longer wavelength region compared to g-C3N4...
November 10, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814941/deleting-an-nr4a1-super-enhancer-subdomain-ablates-ly6c-low-monocytes-while-preserving-macrophage-gene-function
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Graham D Thomas, Richard N Hanna, Neelakatan T Vasudevan, Anouk A Hamers, Casey E Romanoski, Sara McArdle, Kevin D Ross, Amy Blatchley, Deborah Yoakum, Bruce A Hamilton, Zbigniew Mikulski, Mukesh K Jain, Christopher K Glass, Catherine C Hedrick
Mononuclear phagocytes are a heterogeneous family that occupy all tissues and assume numerous roles to support tissue function and systemic homeostasis. Our ability to dissect the roles of individual subsets is limited by a lack of technologies that ablate gene function within specific mononuclear phagocyte sub-populations. Using Nr4a1-dependent Ly6C(low) monocytes, we present a proof-of-principle approach that addresses these limitations. Combining ChIP-seq and molecular approaches we identified a single, conserved, sub-domain within the Nr4a1 enhancer that was essential for Ly6C(low) monocyte development...
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803105/bet-inhibitors-suppress-aldh-activity-by-targeting-aldh1a1-super-enhancer-in-ovarian-cancer
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Yuhki Yokoyama, Hengrui Zhu, Jeong Heon Lee, Andrew V Kossenkov, Sherry Y Wu, Jayamanna M Wickramasinghe, Xiangfan Yin, Katherine C Palozola, Alessandro Gardini, Louise C Showe, Kenneth S Zaret, Qin Liu, David Speicher, Jose R Conejo-Garcia, James E Bradner, Zhiguo Zhang, Anil K Sood, Tamas Ordog, Benjamin G Bitler, Rugang Zhang
The emergence of tumor cells with certain stem-like characteristics, such as high aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity due to ALDH1A1 expression, contributes to chemotherapy resistance and tumor relapse. However, clinically applicable inhibitors of ALDH activity have not been reported. There is evidence to suggest that epigenetic regulation of stem-related genes contributes to chemotherapy efficacy. Here, we show that bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) inhibitors suppress ALDH activity by abrogating BRD4-mediated ALDH1A1 expression through a super-enhancer element and its associated enhancer RNA...
November 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783597/transcription-of-the-non-coding-rna-upperhand-controls-hand2-expression-and-heart-development
#14
Kelly M Anderson, Douglas M Anderson, John R McAnally, John M Shelton, Rhonda Bassel-Duby, Eric N Olson
HAND2 is an ancestral regulator of heart development and one of four transcription factors that control the reprogramming of fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes. Deletion of Hand2 in mice results in right ventricle hypoplasia and embryonic lethality. Hand2 expression is tightly regulated by upstream enhancers that reside within a super-enhancer delineated by histone H3 acetyl Lys27 (H3K27ac) modifications. Here we show that transcription of a Hand2-associated long non-coding RNA, which we named upperhand (Uph), is required to maintain the super-enhancer signature and elongation of RNA polymerase II through the Hand2 enhancer locus...
October 26, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779387/engineering-an-affinity-enhanced-peptide-through-optimization-of-cyclization-chemistry
#15
Chayanon Ngambenjawong, Julio Marco B Pineda, Suzie H Pun
Peptide cyclization is a strategy used to improve stability and/or activity of peptides. The most commonly used cyclization method is disulfide bridge formation of cysteine-containing peptides as typically found in nature. Over the years, an increasing number of alternative chemistries for peptide cyclization with improved efficiency, kinetics, orthogonality, and stability have been reported. However, there has been less appreciation for the opportunity to fine-tune peptide activity via the diverse chemical entities introduced at the site of linkage by different cyclization strategies...
October 25, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774452/rna-sequencing-of-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-specimens-for-gene-expression-quantification-and-data-mining
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Yan Guo, Jie Wu, Shilin Zhao, Fei Ye, Yinghao Su, Travis Clark, Quanhu Sheng, Brian Lehmann, Xiao-Ou Shu, Qiuyin Cai
Background. Proper rRNA depletion is crucial for the successful utilization of FFPE specimens when studying gene expression. We performed a study to evaluate two major rRNA depletion methods: Ribo-Zero and RNase H. RNAs extracted from 4 samples were treated with the two rRNA depletion methods in duplicate and sequenced (N = 16). We evaluated their reducibility, ability to detect RNA, and ability to molecularly subtype these triple negative breast cancer specimens. Results. Both rRNA depletion methods produced consistent data between the technical replicates...
2016: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707886/exploitation-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-transcription-factor-dependencies-by-the-novel-bet-inhibitor-abbv-075
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Emily J Faivre, Denise Wilcox, Xiaoyu Lin, Paul Hessler, Maricel Torrent, Wei He, Tamar Uziel, Daniel H Albert, Keith McDaniel, Warren Kati, Yu Shen
: Competitive inhibitors of acetyl-lysine binding to the bromodomains of the BET (bromodomain and extra terminal) family are being developed for the treatment of solid and hematologic malignancies. The function of BET family member BRD4 at enhancers/super-enhancers has been shown to sustain signal-dependent or pathogenic gene expression programs. Here the hypothesis was tested that the transcription factor drivers of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) clinical progression, including the Androgen Receptor (AR), are critically dependent on BRD4 and thus represent a sensitive solid tumor indication for the BET inhibitor ABBV-075...
October 5, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681417/super-enhancers-at-the-nanog-locus-differentially-regulate-neighboring-pluripotency-associated-genes
#18
Steven Blinka, Michael H Reimer, Kirthi Pulakanti, Sridhar Rao
Super-enhancers are tissue-specific cis-regulatory elements that drive expression of genes associated with cell identity and malignancy. A cardinal feature of super-enhancers is that they are transcribed to produce enhancer-derived RNAs (eRNAs). It remains unclear whether super-enhancers robustly activate genes in situ and whether their functions are attributable to eRNAs or the DNA element. CRISPR/Cas9 was used to systematically delete three discrete super-enhancers at the Nanog locus in embryonic stem cells, revealing functional differences in Nanog transcriptional regulation...
September 27, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677335/epigenomic-profiling-of-primary-gastric-adenocarcinoma-reveals-super-enhancer-heterogeneity
#19
Wen Fong Ooi, Manjie Xing, Chang Xu, Xiaosai Yao, Muhammad Khairul Ramlee, Mei Chee Lim, Fan Cao, Kevin Lim, Deepak Babu, Lai-Fong Poon, Joyce Lin Suling, Aditi Qamra, Astrid Irwanto, James Qu Zhengzhong, Tannistha Nandi, Ai Ping Lee-Lim, Yang Sun Chan, Su Ting Tay, Ming Hui Lee, James O J Davies, Wai Keong Wong, Khee Chee Soo, Weng Hoong Chan, Hock Soo Ong, Pierce Chow, Chow Yin Wong, Sun Young Rha, Jianjun Liu, Axel M Hillmer, Jim R Hughes, Steve Rozen, Bin Tean Teh, Melissa Jane Fullwood, Shang Li, Patrick Tan
Regulatory enhancer elements in solid tumours remain poorly characterized. Here we apply micro-scale chromatin profiling to survey the distal enhancer landscape of primary gastric adenocarcinoma (GC), a leading cause of global cancer mortality. Integrating 110 epigenomic profiles from primary GCs, normal gastric tissues and cell lines, we highlight 36,973 predicted enhancers and 3,759 predicted super-enhancers respectively. Cell-line-defined super-enhancers can be subclassified by their somatic alteration status into somatic gain, loss and unaltered categories, each displaying distinct epigenetic, transcriptional and pathway enrichments...
September 28, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643537/modeling-disease-risk-through-analysis-of-physical-interactions-between-genetic-variants-within-chromatin-regulatory-circuitry
#20
Olivia Corradin, Andrea J Cohen, Jennifer M Luppino, Ian M Bayles, Fredrick R Schumacher, Peter C Scacheri
SNPs associated with disease susceptibility often reside in enhancer clusters, or super-enhancers. Constituents of these enhancer clusters cooperate to regulate target genes and often extend beyond the linkage disequilibrium (LD) blocks containing risk SNPs identified in genome-wide association studies (GWAS). We identified 'outside variants', defined as SNPs in weak LD with GWAS risk SNPs that physically interact with risk SNPs as part of a target gene's regulatory circuitry. These outside variants further explain variation in target gene expression beyond that explained by GWAS-associated SNPs...
November 2016: Nature Genetics
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