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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327670/global-identification-and-analysis-of-isozyme-specific-possible-substrates-crosslinked-by-transglutaminases-using-substrate-peptides-in-mouse-liver-fibrosis
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Hideki Tatsukawa, Yuji Tani, Risa Otsu, Haruka Nakagawa, Kiyotaka Hitomi
The transglutaminase (TG) family comprises eight isozymes that form the isopeptide bonds between glutamine and lysine residues and contribute to the fibrotic diseases via crosslinking-mediated stabilization of ECM and the activation of TGF-β in several tissues. However, despite a growing body of evidence implicating TG2 as a key enzyme in fibrosis, the causative role of TG2 and the involvement of the other isozymes have not yet been fully elucidated. Therefore, here we clarified the distributions of TG isozymes and their in situ activities and identified the isozyme-specific possible substrates for both TG1 and TG2 using their substrate peptides in mouse fibrotic liver...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327608/kdm4b-histone-demethylase-and-g9a-regulate-expression-of-vascular-adhesion-proteins-in-cerebral-microvessels
#2
Ji-Young Choi, Sang-Sun Yoon, Sang-Eun Kim, Sangmee Ahn Jo
Intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM1) mediates the adhesion and transmigration of leukocytes across the endothelium, promoting inflammation. We investigated the epigenetic mechanism regulating ICAM1 expression. The pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-α dramatically increased ICAM1 mRNA and protein levels in human brain microvascular endothelial cells and mouse brain microvessels. Chromatin immunoprecipitation revealed that TNF-α reduced methylation of histone H3 at lysines 9 and 27 (H3K9 and H3K27), well-known residues involved in gene suppression...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326594/hypoacetylation-of-acetyl-histone-h3-h3k9ac-as-marker-of-poor-prognosis-in-oral-cancer
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Liana Preto Webber, Vivian Petersen Wagner, Marina Curra, Pablo Agustin Vargas, Luise Meurer, Vinícius Coelho Carrard, Cristiane Helena Squarize, Rogério Moraes Castilho, Manoela Domingues Martins
AIMS: Epigenetics refers to changes in cell characteristics that occur independently of modifications to the DNA sequence. Oral carcinogenesis is influenced by modifications in epigenetic mechanisms, including changes in histones, which are proteins that support chromatin remodeling for the dynamic regulation of gene expression and silencing. The dysregulation of histone acetylation can lead to the uncontrolled activity of different genes, thereby triggering events associated with malignant transformation...
March 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323522/detection-of-cytosine-and-cpg-density-in-proto-oncogenes-and-tumor-suppressor-genes-in-promoter-sequences-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#4
Senol Dogan, Anis Cilic, Damir Marjanovic, Amina Kurtovic-Kozaric
Aberrant methylation is one of the driving forces of cancer genome development. Although the rate of methylation appears massively variable across the genome, it is mainly observed in histone modification, chromatin organization, DNA accessibility, or promoter sequence. Methylation of promoter sequence occurs mostly to cytosine nucleotides, which can affect transcription factors' binding affinities. In this study, we demonstrated that cytosine repeats (C types density), consisting of CC, CCC, CCCC, CCCCC, CCCCCC, CCCCCCC motifs and CpG islands density in 25 proto-oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes and control genes may play a role in the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukemia...
March 21, 2017: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322915/regulation-of-nucleosome-stacking-and-chromatin-compaction-by-the-histone-h4-n-terminal-tail-h2a-acidic-patch-interaction
#5
Qinming Chen, Renliang Yang, Nikolay Korolev, Chuan Fa Liu, Lars Nordenskiöld
Chromatin folding and dynamics are critically dependent on nucleosome - nucleosome interactions with important contributions from inter-nucleosome binding of the histone H4 N-terminal tail K16-R23 domain to the surface of the H2A/H2B dimer. The H4 Lys16 plays a pivotal role in this regard. Using in vitro reconstituted 12-mer nucleosome arrays we have investigated the mechanism of the H4 N-terminal tail in maintaining nucleosome-nucleosome stacking and mediating intra- and inter-array chromatin compaction, with emphasis on the role of K16 and the positive charge region, R17-R23...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322451/genome-wide-association-studies-with-proteomics-data-reveal-genes-important-for-synthesis-transport-and-packaging-of-globulins-in-legume-seeds
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Christine Le Signor, Delphine Aimé, Amandine Bordat, Maya Belghazi, Valérie Labas, Jérôme Gouzy, Nevin D Young, Jean-Marie Prosperi, Olivier Leprince, Richard D Thompson, Julia Buitink, Judith Burstin, Karine Gallardo
Improving nutritional seed quality is an important challenge in grain legume breeding. However, the genes controlling the differential accumulation of globulins, which are major contributors to seed nutritional value in legumes, remain largely unknown. We combined a search for protein quantity loci with genome-wide association studies on the abundance of 7S and 11S globulins in seeds of the model legume species Medicago truncatula. Identified genomic regions and genes carrying polymorphisms linked to globulin variations were then cross-compared with pea (Pisum sativum), leading to the identification of candidate genes for the regulation of globulin abundance in this crop...
March 21, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320828/malaria-epigenetics
#7
Alfred Cortés, Kirk W Deitsch
Organisms with identical genome sequences can show substantial differences in their phenotypes owing to epigenetic changes that result in different use of their genes. Epigenetic regulation of gene expression plays a key role in the control of several fundamental processes in the biology of malaria parasites, including antigenic variation and sexual differentiation. Some of the histone modifications and chromatin-modifying enzymes that control the epigenetic states of malaria genes have been characterized, and their functions are beginning to be unraveled...
March 20, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320265/role-of-atypical-protein-kinases-in-maintenance-of-long-term-memory-and-synaptic-plasticity
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REVIEW
A A Borodinova, A B Zuzina, P M Balaban
Investigation of biochemical mechanisms underlying the long-term storage of information in nervous system is one of main problems of modern neurobiology. As a molecular basis of long-term memory, long-term changes in kinase activities, increase in the level and changes in the subunit composition of receptors in synaptic membranes, local activity of prion-like proteins, and epigenetic modifications of chromatin have been proposed. Perhaps a combination of all or of some of these factors underlies the storage of long-term memory in the brain...
March 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315775/assessment-of-histone-tail-modifications-and-transcriptional-profiling-during-colon-cancer-progression-reveals-a-global-decrease-in-h3k4me3-activity
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Karen Triff, Mathew W McLean, Kranti Konganti, Jiahui Pang, Evelyn Callaway, Beiyan Zhou, Ivan Ivanov, Robert S Chapkin
During colon cancer, epigenetic alterations contribute to the dysregulation of major cellular functions and signaling pathways. Modifications in chromatin signatures such as H3K4me3 and H3K9ac, which are associated with transcriptionally active genes, can lead to genomic instability and perturb the expression of gene sets associated with oncogenic processes. In order to further elucidate early pre-tumorigenic epigenetic molecular events driving CRC, we integrated diverse, genome-wide, epigenetic inputs (by high throughput sequencing of RNA, H3K4me3, and H3K9ac) and compared differentially expressed transcripts (DE) and enriched regions (DER) in an in-vivo rat colon cancer progression model...
March 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315703/molecular-endocrinology-of-vitamin-d-on-the-epigenome-level
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REVIEW
Carsten Carlberg
The molecular endocrinology of vitamin D is based on the facts that i) its metabolite 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) is the high affinity ligand of the nuclear receptor vitamin D receptor (VDR) and ii) the transcription factor VDR is the unique target of 1,25(OH)2D3 in the nucleus. Short-term alterations of the epigenome are primarily changes in the post-translational modification status of nucleosome-forming histone proteins, the consequences of which are i) a local increase or decrease in chromatin accessibility and ii) the activation or repression of gene transcription...
March 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304185/modulation-of-transcription-factor-binding-and-epigenetic-regulation-of-the-mlh1-cpg-island-and-shore-by-polymorphism-rs1800734-in-colorectal-cancer
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Andrea J Savio, Bharati Bapat
The MLH1 promoter polymorphism rs1800734 is associated with MLH1 CpG island hypermethylation and expression loss in colorectal cancer (CRC). Conversely, variant rs1800734 is associated with MLH1 shore, but not island, hypomethylation in peripheral blood mononuclear cell DNA. To explore these distinct patterns, MLH1 CpG island and shore methylation was assessed in CRC cell lines stratified by rs1800734 genotype. Cell lines containing the variant A allele demonstrated MLH1 shore hypomethylation compared to wild type (GG)...
March 17, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304160/nucleosome-histone-tail-conformation-and-dynamics-impacts-of-lysine-acetylation-and-a-nearby-minor-groove-benzo-a-pyrene-derived-lesion
#12
Iwen Fu, Yuqin Cai, Nicholas E Geacintov, Yingkai Zhang, Suse Broyde
Histone tails in nucleosomes play critical roles in regulation of many biological processes, including chromatin compaction, transcription, and DNA repair. Moreover, post-translational modifications, notably lysine acetylation, are crucial to these functions. While the tails have been intensively studied, how the structures and dynamics of tails are impacted by the presence of a nearby bulky DNA lesion is a frontier research area, and how these properties are impacted by tail lysine acetylation remains unexplored...
March 22, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302141/dna-hypomethylation-and-aberrant-expression-of-the-human-endogenous-retrovirus-ervwe1-syncytin-1-in-seminomas
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Martina Benešová, Kateřina Trejbalová, Denisa Kovářová, Zdenka Vernerová, Tomáš Hron, Dana Kučerová, Jiří Hejnar
BACKGROUND: Syncytin-1 and 2, human fusogenic glycoproteins encoded by the env genes of the endogenous retroviral loci ERVWE1 and ERVFRDE1, respectively, contribute to the differentiation of multinucleated syncytiotrophoblast in chorionic villi. In non-trophoblastic cells, however, the expression of syncytins has to be suppressed to avoid potential pathogenic effects. Previously, we have shown that the transcriptional suppression of ERVWE1 promoter is controlled epigenetically by DNA methylation and chromatin modifications...
March 17, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301736/epigenetic-regulation-a-new-frontier-for-biomedical-engineers
#14
Zhen Chen, Shuai Li, Shankar Subramaniam, John Y-J Shyy, Shu Chien
Gene expression in mammalian cells depends on the epigenetic status of the chromatin, including DNA methylation, histone modifications, promoter-enhancer interactions, and noncoding RNA-mediated regulation. The coordinated actions of these multifaceted regulations determine cell development, cell cycle regulation, cell state and fate, and the ultimate responses in health and disease. Therefore, studies of epigenetic modulations are critical for our understanding of gene regulation mechanisms at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels...
March 6, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300602/yeats-domain-a-histone-acylation-reader-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Dan Zhao, Yuanyuan Li, Xiaozhe Xiong, Zhonglei Chen, Haitao Li
Histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) carry an epigenetic layer of message to regulate diverse cellular processes at the chromatin level. Many of these PTMs are selectively recognized by dedicated effector proteins for normal cell growth and development, while dysregulation of these recognition events is often implicated in human diseases, notably cancer. Thus, it is fundamentally important to elucidate the regulatory mechanism(s) underlying readout of PTMs on histones. The YEATS domain is an emerging reader module that selectively recognizes histone lysine acylation with a preference for crotonylation over acetylation...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300215/chromatin-modification-contributes-to-the-expression-divergence-of-three-tags2-homoeologs-in-hexaploid-wheat
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Wei Zhang, Xiaoli Fan, Yingjie Gao, Lei Liu, Lijing Sun, Qiannan Su, Jie Han, Na Zhang, Fa Cui, Jun Ji, Yiping Tong, Junming Li
Plastic glutamine synthetase (GS2) is responsible for ammonium assimilation. The reason that TaGS2 homoeologs in hexaploid wheat experience different selection pressures in the breeding process remains unclear. TaGS2 were minimally expressed in roots but predominantly expressed in leaves, and TaGS2-B had higher expression than TaGS2-A and TaGS2-D. ChIP assays revealed that the activation of TaGS2-B expression in leaves was correlated with increased H3K4 trimethylation. The transcriptional silencing of TaGS2 in roots was correlated with greater cytosine methylation and less H3K4 trimethylation...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300060/h3-ubiquitination-by-nedd4-regulates-h3-acetylation-and-tumorigenesis
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Xian Zhang, Binkui Li, Abdol Hossein Rezaeian, Xiaohong Xu, Ping-Chieh Chou, Guoxiang Jin, Fei Han, Bo-Syong Pan, Chi-Yun Wang, Jie Long, Anmei Zhang, Chih-Yang Huang, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Chang-Hai Tsai, Christopher Logothetis, Hui-Kuan Lin
Dynamic changes in histone modifications under various physiological cues play important roles in gene transcription and cancer. Identification of new histone marks critical for cancer development is of particular importance. Here we show that, in a glucose-dependent manner, E3 ubiquitin ligase NEDD4 ubiquitinates histone H3 on lysine 23/36/37 residues, which specifically recruits histone acetyltransferase GCN5 for subsequent H3 acetylation. Genome-wide analysis of chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing reveals that NEDD4 regulates glucose-induced H3 K9 acetylation at transcription starting site and enhancer regions...
March 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298643/mkl1-defines-the-h3k4me3-landscape-for-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-inflammatory-response
#18
Liming Yu, Fei Fang, Xin Dai, Huihui Xu, Xiaohong Qi, Mingming Fang, Yong Xu
Macrophage-dependent inflammatory response is considered a pivotal biological process that contributes to a host of diseases when aberrantly activated. The underlying epigenetic mechanism is not completely understood. We report here that MKL1 was both sufficient and necessary for p65-dependent pro-inflammatory transcriptional program in immortalized macrophages, in primary human and mouse macrophages, and in an animal model of systemic inflammation (endotoxic shock). Extensive chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) profiling and ChIP-seq analyses revealed that MKL1 deficiency erased key histone modifications synonymous with transactivation on p65 target promoters...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298630/proteomic-analysis-of-proteome-and-histone-post-translational-modifications-in-heat-shock-protein-90-inhibition-mediated-bladder-cancer-therapeutics
#19
Qingdi Quentin Li, Jian-Jiang Hao, Zheng Zhang, L Spencer Krane, Kai H Hammerich, Thomas Sanford, Jane B Trepel, Len Neckers, Piyush K Agarwal
Heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) inhibition is an attractive strategy for cancer treatment. Several HSP90 inhibitors have shown promising effects in clinical oncology trials. However, little is known about HSP90 inhibition-mediated bladder cancer therapy. Here, we report a quantitative proteomic study that evaluates alterations in protein expression and histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) in bladder carcinoma in response to HSP90 inhibition. We show that 5 HSP90 inhibitors (AUY922, ganetespib, SNX2112, AT13387, and CUDC305) potently inhibited the proliferation of bladder cancer 5637 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297628/genetic-basis-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#20
Ilaria Iacobucci, Charles G Mullighan
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer, and despite cure rates exceeding 90% in children, it remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adults. The past decade has been marked by extraordinary advances into the genetic basis of leukemogenesis and treatment responsiveness in ALL. Both B-cell and T-cell ALL comprise multiple subtypes harboring distinct constellations of somatic structural DNA rearrangements and sequence mutations that commonly perturb lymphoid development, cytokine receptors, kinase and Ras signaling, tumor suppression, and chromatin modification...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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