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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433382/applications-of-the-crispr-cas9-system-in-kidney-research
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REVIEW
Yoshiki Higashijima, Seiichi Hirano, Masaomi Nangaku, Osamu Nureki
The recently discovered clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) is an RNA-guided DNA nuclease, and has been harnessed for the development of simple, efficient, and relatively inexpensive technologies to precisely manipulate the genomic information in virtually all cell types and organisms. The CRIPSR-Cas9 systems have already been effectively used to disrupt multiple genes simultaneously, create conditional alleles, and generate reporter proteins, even in vivo...
April 19, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431857/modeling-human-infertility-with-pluripotent-stem-cells
#2
Di Chen, Joanna J Gell, Yu Tao, Enrique Sosa, Amander T Clark
Human fertility is dependent upon the correct establishment and differentiation of the germline. This is because no other cell type in the body is capable of passing a genome and epigenome from parent to child. Terminally differentiated germline cells in the adult testis and ovary are called gametes. However, the initial specification of germline cells occurs in the embryo around the time of gastrulation. Most of our knowledge regarding the cell and molecular events that govern human germline specification involves extrapolating scientific principles from model organisms, most notably the mouse...
April 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429755/opossum-apobec1-is-a-dna-mutator-with-retrovirus-and-retroelement-restriction-activity
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Terumasa Ikeda, Mayuko Shimoda, Diako Ebrahimi, John L VandeBerg, Reuben S Harris, Atsushi Koito, Kazuhiko Maeda
APOBEC3s (A3s) are single-stranded DNA cytosine deaminases that provide innate immune defences against retroviruses and mobile elements. A3s are specific to eutherian mammals because no direct homologs exist at the syntenic genomic locus in metatherian (marsupial) or prototherian (monotreme) mammals. However, the A3s in these species have the likely evolutionary precursors, the antibody gene deaminase AID and the RNA/DNA editing enzyme APOBEC1 (A1). Here, we used cell culture-based assays to determine whether opossum A1 restricts the infectivity of retroviruses including human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and the mobility of LTR/non-LTR retrotransposons...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424578/the-crb1-complex-following-the-trail-of-crumbs-to-a-feasible-gene-therapy-strategy
#4
REVIEW
Peter M Quinn, Lucie P Pellissier, Jan Wijnholds
Once considered science fiction, gene therapy is rapidly becoming scientific reality, targeting a growing number of the approximately 250 genes linked to hereditary retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and Leber's congenital amaurosis. Powerful new technologies have emerged, leading to the development of humanized models for testing and screening these therapies, bringing us closer to the goal of personalized medicine. These tools include the ability to differentiate human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to create a "retina-in-a-dish" model and the self-formed ectodermal autonomous multi-zone, which can mimic whole eye development...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422737/generation-of-lung-cancer-cell-lines-harboring-egfr-t790m-mutation-by-crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing
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Mi-Young Park, Min Hee Jung, Eun Young Eo, Seokjoong Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young Jae Cho, Jin Haeng Chung, Cheol Hyeon Kim, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as gefitinib and erlotinib are effective against lung adenocarcinomas harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. However, cancer cells can develop resistance to these agents with prolonged exposure; in over 50% of cases, this is attributable to the EGFR T790M mutation. Moreover, additional resistance mutations can arise with the use of new drugs. Cancer cell lines with specific mutations can enable the study of resistance mechanisms. In this study, we introduced the EGFR T790M mutation into the PC9 human lung cancer cell line-which has a deletion in exon 19 of the EGFR gene-by clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas)9-mediated genome editing...
March 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420610/the-diversity-of-dna-fragment-editing-by-crispr-cas9-in-highly-homologous-or-repetitive-sequences
#6
Wang Leyang, Huang Haiyan, Wu Qiang
In complex genomes, there are a large number of duplicated genes in the coding regions and many more repetitive sequences in the non-coding regions. Repetitive sequences can exert great impacts on the heredity and evolution of the organisms, as well as their genome 3D architecture and transcriptional regulation. The high homology nature of repetitive sequences renders their editing by CRISPR/Cas9 very complex. At diploid or polyploid situations, such repetitive sequences could be edited differently on each chromosome or chromatid...
April 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416802/rna-editing-dependent-epitranscriptome-diversity-in-cancer-stem-cells
#7
REVIEW
Qingfei Jiang, Leslie A Crews, Frida Holm, Catriona H M Jamieson
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) can regenerate all facets of a tumour as a result of their stem cell-like capacity to self-renew, survive and become dormant in protective microenvironments. CSCs evolve during tumour progression in a manner that conforms to Charles Darwin's principle of natural selection. Although somatic DNA mutations and epigenetic alterations promote evolution, post-transcriptional RNA modifications together with RNA binding protein activity (the 'epitranscriptome') might also contribute to clonal evolution through dynamic determination of RNA function and gene expression diversity in response to environmental stimuli...
April 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414037/spatio-temporal-regulation-of-connexin43-phosphorylation-and-gap-junction-dynamics
#8
REVIEW
Joell L Solan, Paul D Lampe
Gap junctions are specialized membrane domains containing tens to thousands of intercellular channels. These channels permit exchange of small molecules (<1000Da) including ions, amino acids, nucleotides, metabolites and secondary messengers (e.g., calcium, glucose, cAMP, cGMP, IP3) between cells. The common reductionist view of these structures is that they are composed entirely of integral membrane proteins encoded by the 21 member connexin human gene family. However, it is clear that the normal physiological function of this structure requires interaction and regulation by a variety of proteins, especially kinases...
April 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413007/a-homozygous-keap1-knockout-human-embryonic-stem-cell-line-generated-using-crispr-cas9-mediates-gene-targeting
#9
So-Jung Kim, Omer Habib, Jin-Soo Kim, Hyo-Won Han, Soo Kyung Koo, Jung-Hyun Kim
Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (keap1) is a cysteine-rich protein that interacts with transcription factor Nrf2 in a redox-sensitive manner, leading to the degradation of Nrf2 (Kim et al., 2014a). Disruption of Keap1 results in the induction of Nrf2-related signaling pathways involving the expression of a set of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory genes. We generated biallelic mutants of the Keap1 gene using a CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing method in the H9 human embryonic stem cell (hESC). The Keap1 homozygous-knockout H9 cell line retained normal morphology, gene expression, and in vivo differentiation potential...
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413005/generation-of-a-nrf2-homozygous-knockout-human-embryonic-stem-cell-line-using-crispr-cas9
#10
So-Jung Kim, Omer Habib, Jin-Soo Kim, Hyo-Won Han, Soo Kyung Koo, Jung-Hyun Kim
Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NFE2L2 or Nrf2) is a well-known transcription factor that regulates the expression of a large number of anti-oxidant genes in mammalian cells (J.H. Kim et al., 2014). Here, we generated a homozygous Nrf2 knockout human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line, H9Nrf2KO-A13, using the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing method. The Nrf2 homozygous knockout H9 cell line maintains pluripotency, differentiation potential into three germ layers, and a normal karyotype.
March 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411843/the-molecular-revolution-in-cutaneous-biology-emerging-landscape-in-genomic-dermatology-new-mechanistic-ideas-gene-editing-and-therapeutic-breakthroughs
#11
REVIEW
Matthias Titeux, Araksya Izmiryan, Alain Hovnanian
Stunning technological advances in genomics have led to spectacular breakthroughs in the understanding of the underlying defects, biological pathways and therapeutic targets of skin diseases leading to new therapeutic interventions. Next-generation sequencing has revolutionized the identification of disease-causing genes and has a profound impact in deciphering gene and protein signatures in rare and frequent skin diseases. Gene addition strategies have shown efficacy in junctional EB and in recessive dystrophic EB (RDEB)...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411194/systematic-characterization-of-a-to-i-rna-editing-hotspots-in-micrornas-across-human-cancers
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Yumeng Wang, Xiaoyan Xu, Shuangxing Yu, Kang Jin Kang, Zhicheng Zhou, Leng Han, Yiu Huen Tsang, Jun Li, Hu Chen, Lingegowda S Mangala, Yuan Yuan, A Karina Eterovic, Yiling Lu, Anil K Sood, Kenneth L Scott, Gordon B Mills, Han Liang
RNA editing, a widespread posttranscriptional mechanism, has emerged as a new player in cancer biology. Recent studies have reported key roles for individual miRNA editing events, but a comprehensive picture of miRNA editing in human cancers remains largely unexplored. Here we systematically characterized the miRNA editing profiles of 8,595 samples across 20 cancer types from miRNA sequencing data of The Cancer Genome Atlas and identified 19 adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing hotspots. We independently validated 15 of them by perturbation experiments in several cancer cell lines...
April 14, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411172/computational-study-on-human-sphingomyelin-synthase-1-hsms1
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Stefano Piotto, Lucia Sessa, Pio Iannelli, Simona Concilio
Human sphingomyelin synthase 1 (hSMS1) is the last enzyme for sphingomyelin (SM) biosynthesis. It has been discovered that in different human tumor tissues the SM levels are lower compared to normal tissues and the activation of hSMS1, to restore the normal levels of SM, inhibits cell cycle proliferation of cancer cells. Since the importance of SM and other lipid metabolism genes in the malignant transformation, we decided to explore the hSMS1 mechanism of action. Enzymes capable to regulate the formation of lipids are therefore of paramount importance...
April 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409504/comparative-study-of-the-transfection-efficiency-of-commonly-used-viral-vectors-in-rhesus-monkey-macaca-mulatta-brains
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Shi-Hao Wu, Zhi-Xing Liao, Joshua D Rizak, Na Zheng, Lin-Heng Zhang, Hen Tang, Xiao-Bin He, Yang Wu, Xia-Ping He, Mei-Feng Yang, Zheng-Hui Li, Dong-Dong Qin, Xin-Tian Hu
Viral vector transfection systems are among the simplest of biological agents with the ability to transfer genes into the central nervous system. In brain research, a series of powerful and novel gene editing technologies are based on these systems. Although many viral vectors are used in rodents, their full application has been limited in non-human primates. To identify viral vectors that can stably and effectively express exogenous genes within non-human primates, eleven commonly used recombinant adeno-associated viral and lentiviral vectors, each carrying a gene to express green or red fluorescence, were injected into the parietal cortex of four rhesus monkeys...
March 18, 2017: Zoological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408207/transactivator-protein-an-alternative-for-delivery-of-recombinant-proteins-for-safer-reprogramming-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell
#15
REVIEW
Fazlina Nordin, Raja Norazireen Raja Ahmad, Farzin Farzaneh
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are somatic cells reprogrammed to pluripotency by forced expression of pluripotency factors. These cells are shown to have the same pluripotent potential as embryonic stem cells (ESC) and considered as an alternative to the much controversial usage of ESC which involved human embryos. However, the traditional method in reprogramming cells into iPSC using genome-integrating retro- or lenti- viruses remains an obstacle for its application in clinical setting. Although numerous studies have been conducted for a safer DNA-based reprogramming, reprogramming of iPSC by genetic modifications may raise the possibility of malignant transformation and has been a major limitation for its usage in clinical applications...
April 10, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405742/crispr-cas9-mediated-deletion-of-lncrna-gm26878-in-the-distant-foxf1-enhancer-region
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Przemyslaw Szafranski, Justyna A Karolak, Denise Lanza, Marzena Gajęcka, Jason Heaney, Paweł Stankiewicz
Recent genome editing techniques, including CRISPR mutagenesis screens, offer unparalleled opportunities to study the regulatory non-coding genomic regions, enhancers, promoters, and functional non-coding RNAs. Heterozygous point mutations in FOXF1 and genomic deletion copy-number variants at chromosomal region 16q24.1 involving FOXF1 or its regulatory region mapping ~300 kb upstream of FOXF1 and leaving it intact have been identified in the vast majority of patients with a lethal neonatal lung disease, alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACDMPV)...
April 12, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405721/genome-editing-a-robust-technology-for-human-stem-cells
#17
REVIEW
Arun Pandian Chandrasekaran, Minjung Song, Suresh Ramakrishna
Human pluripotent stem cells comprise induced pluripotent and embryonic stem cells, which have tremendous potential for biological and therapeutic applications. The development of efficient technologies for the targeted genome alteration of stem cells in disease models is a prerequisite for utilizing stem cells to their full potential. Genome editing of stem cells is possible with the help of synthetic nucleases that facilitate site-specific modification of a gene of interest. Recent advances in genome editing techniques have improved the efficiency and speed of the development of stem cells for human disease models...
April 12, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401898/a-unique-haplotype-of-rccx-copy-number-variation-from-the-clinics-of-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-to-evolutionary-genetics
#18
Márton Doleschall, Andrea Luczay, Klára Koncz, Kinga Hadzsiev, Éva Erhardt, Ágnes Szilágyi, Zoltán Doleschall, Krisztina Németh, Dóra Török, Zoltán Prohászka, Balázs Gereben, György Fekete, Edit Gláz, Péter Igaz, Márta Korbonits, Miklós Tóth, Károly Rácz, Attila Patócs
There is a difficulty in the molecular diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) due to the c.955C>T (p.(Q319*), formerly Q318X, rs7755898) variant of the CYP21A2 gene. Therefore, a systematic assessment of the genetic and evolutionary relationships between c.955C>T, CYP21A2 haplotypes and the RCCX copy number variation (CNV) structures, which harbor CYP21A2, was performed. In total, 389 unrelated Hungarian individuals with European ancestry (164 healthy subjects, 125 patients with non-functioning adrenal incidentaloma and 100 patients with classical CAH) as well as 34 adrenocortical tumor specimens were studied using a set of experimental and bioinformatic methods...
April 12, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399667/gene-regulatory-elements-major-drivers-of-human-disease
#19
Sumantra Chatterjee, Nadav Ahituv
Gene expression changes, the driving forces for cellular diversity in multicellular organisms, are regulated by a diverse set of gene regulatory elements that direct transcription in specific cells. Mutations in these elements, ranging from chromosomal aberrations to single-nucleotide polymorphisms, are a major cause of human disease. However, we currently have a very limited understanding of how regulatory element genotypes lead to specific phenotypes. In this review, we discuss the various methods of regulatory element identification, the different types of mutations they harbor, and their impact on human disease...
April 7, 2017: Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396582/a-pair-of-maternal-chromosomes-derived-from-meiotic-nondisjunction-in-trisomy-21-affects-nuclear-architecture-and-transcriptional-regulation
#20
Sayaka Omori, Hideyuki Tanabe, Kimihiko Banno, Ayumi Tsuji, Nobutoshi Nawa, Katsuya Hirata, Keiji Kawatani, Chikara Kokubu, Junji Takeda, Hidetoshi Taniguchi, Hitomi Arahori, Kazuko Wada, Yasuji Kitabatake, Keiichi Ozono
Eukaryotic genomes are organised into complex higher-order structures within the nucleus, and the three-dimensional arrangement of chromosomes is functionally important for global gene regulation. The existence of supernumerary chromosome 21 in Down syndrome may perturb the nuclear architecture at different levels, which is normally optimised to maintain the physiological balance of gene expression. However, it has not been clearly elucidated whether and how aberrant configuration of chromosomes affects gene activities...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
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