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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445939/epigenetic-therapy-with-inhibitors-of-histone-methylation-suppresses-dna-damage-signaling-and-increases-glioma-cell-radiosensitivity
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Ozge Gursoy-Yuzugullu, Chelsea Carman, Rodolfo Bortolozo Serafim, Marios Myronakis, Valeria Valente, Brendan D Price
Radiation therapy is widely used to treat human malignancies, but many tumor types, including gliomas, exhibit significant radioresistance. Radiation therapy creates DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), and DSB repair is linked to rapid changes in epigenetic modifications, including increased histone methylation. This increased histone methylation recruits DNA repair proteins which can then alter the local chromatin structure and promote repair. Consequently, combining inhibitors of specific histone methyltransferases with radiation therapy may increase tumor radiosensitivity, particularly in tumors with significant therapeutic resistance...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444909/the-histone-methyltransferase-ezh2-is-a-therapeutic-target-in-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-ovary-hypercalcemic-type
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Yemin Wang, Shary Yuting Chen, Anthony N Karnezis, Shane Colborne, Nancy Dos Santos, Jessica D Lang, William P D Hendricks, Krystal A Orlando, Damian Yap, Friedrich Kommoss, Marcel B Bally, Gregg B Morin, Jeffrey M Trent, Bernard E Weissman, David G Huntsman
Small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type (SCCOHT) is a rare but aggressive and untreatable malignancy affecting young women. We and others recently discovered that SMARCA4, a gene encoding the ATPase of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex, is the only gene recurrently mutated in the majority of SCCOHT. The low somatic complexity of SCCOHT genomes and the prominent role of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex in transcriptional control of genes suggest that SCCOHT cells may rely on epigenetic rewiring for oncogenic transformation...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444351/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-set-domain-family-reveals-the-origin-expansion-and-putative-function-of-the-arthropod-specific-smyda-genes-as-histone-modifiers-in-insects
#3
Feng Jiang, Qing Liu, Yanli Wang, Jie Zhang, Huimin Wang, Tianqi Song, Meiling Yang, Xianhui Wang, Le Kang
The SET domain is an evolutionarily conserved motif present in histone lysine methyltransferases, which are important in the regulation of chromatin and gene expression in animals. In this study, we searched for SET domain-containing genes (SET genes) in all of the 147 arthropod genomes sequenced at the time of carrying out this experiment to understand the evolutionary history by which SET domain have evolved in insects. Phylogenetic and ancestral state reconstruction analysis revealed an arthropod-specific SET gene family, named SmydA, which is ancestral to arthropod animals and specifically diversified during insect evolution...
April 22, 2017: GigaScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443478/role-of-oxidative-stress-in-epigenetic-modification-in-endometriosis
#4
Fuminori Ito, Yuki Yamada, Aiko Shigemitsu, Mika Akinishi, Hiroko Kaniwa, Ryuta Miyake, Shoichiro Yamanaka, Hiroshi Kobayashi
Aberrant DNA methylation and histone modification are associated with an increased risk of reproductive disorders such as endometriosis. However, a cause-effect relationship between epigenetic mechanisms and endometriosis development has not been fully determined. This review provides current information based on oxidative stress in epigenetic modification in endometriosis. This article reviews the English-language literature on epigenetics, DNA methylation, histone modification, and oxidative stress associated with endometriosis in an effort to identify epigenetic modification that causes a predisposition to endometriosis...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443098/the-lysine-methyltransferase-g9a-in-immune-cell-differentiation-and-function
#5
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Sebastian Scheer, Colby Zaph
G9a (KMT1C, EHMT2) is a lysine methyltransferase (KMT) whose primary function is to di-methylate lysine 9 of histone H3 (H3K9me2). G9a-dependent H3K9me2 is associated with gene silencing and acts primarily through the recruitment of H3K9me2-binding proteins that prevent transcriptional activation. Gene repression via G9a-dependent H3K9me2 is critically required in embryonic stem (ES) cells for the development of cellular lineages by repressing expression of pluripotency factors. In the immune system, lymphoid cells such as T cells and innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) can differentiate from a naïve state into one of several effector lineages that require both activating and repressive mechanisms to maintain the correct gene expression program...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442573/cell-cycle-dependent-degradation-of-the-methyltransferase-setd3-attenuates-cell-proliferation-and-liver-tumorigenesis
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Xiaoqing Cheng, Yuan Hao, Wenjie Shu, Mengjie Zhao, Chen Zhao, Yuan Wu, Xiaodan Peng, Pinfang Yao, Daibiao Xiao, Guoliang Qing, Zhengying Pan, Lei Yin, Desheng Hu, Hai-Ning Du
Histone modifications, including lysine methylation, are epigenetic marks that influence many biological pathways. Accordingly, many methyltransferases have critical roles in various biological processes, and their dysregulation is often associated with cancer. However, the biological functions and regulation of many methyltransferases are unclear. Here, we report that a human homolog of the methyltransferase SET domain containing 3 (SETD3) is cell cycle regulated: SETD3 protein levels peaked in S phase and were lowest in M phase...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442024/intracytoplasmic-oxidative-stress-reverses-epigenetic-modifications-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#7
Fatemeh Eini, Marefat Ghaffari Novin, Khojasteh Joharchi, Ahmad Hosseini, Hamid Nazarian, Abbas Piryaei, Arash Bidadkosh
In polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), substantial genetic and environmental alterations, along with hyperandrogenism, affect the quality of oocytes and decrease ovulation rates. To determine the mechanisms underlying these alterations caused specifically by an increase in plasma androgens, the present study was performed in experimentally-induced PCOS mice. As the study model, female B6D2F1 mice were treated with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA, 6mg per 100g bodyweight). After 20 days, oocytes at the germinal vesicle and metaphase II stages were retrieved from isolated ovaries and subsequent analyses of oocyte quality were performed for each mouse...
April 26, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441492/caenorhabditis-elegans-prmt-7-and-prmt-9-are-evolutionarily-conserved-protein-arginine-methyltransferases-with-distinct-substrate-specificities
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Andrea Hadjikyriacou, Steven Gerard Clarke
Caenorhabditis elegans protein arginine methyltransferases PRMT-7 and PRMT-9 are two evolutionarily conserved enzymes, with distinct orthologs in plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates. Biochemical characterization of these two enzymes reveals that they share much in common with their mammalian orthologs. C. elegans PRMT-7 produces only monomethyl arginine (MMA) and preferentially methylates R-X-R motifs in a broad collection of substrates, including human histone peptides and RG-rich peptides. In addition, the activity of the PRMT-7 enzyme is dependent on temperature, the presence of metal ions, and the reducing agent dithiothreitol (DTT)...
April 25, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440295/kdm3-epigenetically-controls-tumorigenic-potentials-of-human-colorectal-cancer-stem-cells-through-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling
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Jiong Li, Bo Yu, Peng Deng, Yingduan Cheng, Yongxin Yu, Kareena Kevork, Sivakumar Ramadoss, Xiangming Ding, Xinmin Li, Cun-Yu Wang
Human colorectal cancer stem cells (CSCs) are tumour initiating cells that can self-renew and are highly tumorigenic and chemoresistant. While genetic mutations associated with human colorectal cancer development are well-known, little is known about how and whether epigenetic factors specifically contribute to the functional properties of human colorectal CSCs. Here we report that the KDM3 family of histone demethylases plays an important role in tumorigenic potential and survival of human colorectal CSCs by epigenetically activating Wnt target gene transcription...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439316/epigenetic-assays-for-chemical-biology-and-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Sheraz Gul
The implication of epigenetic abnormalities in many diseases and the approval of a number of compounds that modulate specific epigenetic targets in a therapeutically relevant manner in cancer specifically confirms that some of these targets are druggable by small molecules. Furthermore, a number of compounds are currently in clinical trials for other diseases including cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic disorders. Despite these advances, the approved treatments for cancer only extend progression-free survival for a relatively short time and being associated with significant side effects...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433417/mechanistic-insights-into-epigenetic-modulation-of-ethanol-consumption
#11
Igor Ponomarev, Claire E Stelly, Hitoshi Morikawa, Yuri A Blednov, R Dayne Mayfield, R Adron Harris
There is growing evidence that small-molecule inhibitors of epigenetic modulators, such as histone deacetylases (HDAC) and DNA methyltransferases (DNMT), can reduce voluntary ethanol consumption in animal models, but molecular and cellular processes underlying this behavioral effect are poorly understood. We used C57BL/6J male mice to investigate the effects of two FDA-approved drugs, decitabine (a DNMT inhibitor) and SAHA (an HDAC inhibitor), on ethanol consumption using two tests: binge-like drinking in the dark (DID) and chronic intermittent every other day (EOD) drinking...
March 12, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431792/changes-to-histone-modifications-following-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-an-emerging-picture
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REVIEW
Eric J Chater-Diehl, Benjamin I Laufer, Shiva M Singh
Epigenetic mechanisms are important for facilitating gene-environment interactions in many disease etiologies, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Extensive research into the role of DNA methylation and miRNAs in animal models has illuminated the complex role of these mechanisms in FASD. In contrast, histone modifications have not been as well researched, due in part to being less stable than DNA methylation and less well-characterized in disease. It is now apparent that even changes in transient marks can have profound effects if they alter developmental trajectories...
February 4, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431263/epigenetic-therapy-and-chemosensitization-in-solid-malignancy
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REVIEW
Sean M Ronnekleiv-Kelly, Anup Sharma, Nita Ahuja
Epigenetic modifications result in dynamic shifts between transcriptionally active and suppressed states. The potentially reversible nature of epigenetic changes underlies the concept of epigenetic therapy, which serves to reprogram cancer cells as opposed to inducing cytotoxicity that occurs with standard chemotherapeutics. There are numerous enzymes involved in epigenetic changes and each can be potentially targetable. Although many investigations have evaluated the clinical potential of the various epigenetic therapies, currently only histone deacetylase inhibitors and DNA methyltransferase inhibitors are approved for use in specific hematologic malignancies...
April 8, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430172/ezh2-alterations-in-follicular-lymphoma-biological-and-clinical-correlations
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S Huet, L Xerri, B Tesson, S Mareschal, S Taix, L Mescam-Mancini, E Sohier, M Carrère, J Lazarovici, O Casasnovas, L Tonon, S Boyault, S Hayette, C Haioun, B Fabiani, A Viari, F Jardin, G Salles
The histone methyltransferase EZH2 has an essential role in the development of follicular lymphoma (FL). Recurrent gain-of-function mutations in EZH2 have been described in 25% of FL patients and induce aberrant methylation of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27). We evaluated the role of EZH2 genomic gains in FL biology. Using RNA sequencing, Sanger sequencing and SNP-arrays, the mutation status, copy-number and gene-expression profiles of EZH2 were assessed in a cohort of 159 FL patients from the PRIMA trial. Immunohistochemical (IHC) EZH2 expression (n=55) and H3K27 methylation (n=63) profiles were also evaluated...
April 21, 2017: Blood Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429794/bone-in-culture-array-as-a-platform-to-model-early-stage-bone-metastases-and-discover-anti-metastasis-therapies
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Hai Wang, Lin Tian, Amit Goldstein, Jun Liu, Hin-Ching Lo, Kuanwei Sheng, Thomas Welte, Stephen T C Wong, Zbigniew Gugala, Fabio Stossi, Chenghang Zong, Zonghai Li, Michael A Mancini, Xiang H-F Zhang
The majority of breast cancer models for drug discovery are based on orthotopic or subcutaneous tumours. Therapeutic responses of metastases, especially microscopic metastases, are likely to differ from these tumours due to distinct cancer-microenvironment crosstalk in distant organs. Here, to recapitulate such differences, we established an ex vivo bone metastasis model, termed bone-in-culture array or BICA, by fragmenting mouse bones preloaded with breast cancer cells via intra-iliac artery injection. Cancer cells in BICA maintain features of in vivo bone micrometastases regarding the microenvironmental niche, gene expression profile, metastatic growth kinetics and therapeutic responses...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429280/synergistic-anti-cancer-effects-of-epigenetic-drugs-on-medulloblastoma-cells
#16
Juan Yuan, Núria Llamas Luceño, Bjoern Sander, Monika M Golas
PURPOSE: Medulloblastomas are aggressive brain malignancies. While considerable progress has been made in the treatment of medulloblastoma patients with respect to overall survival, these patients are still at risk of developing neurologic and cognitive deficits as a result of anti-cancer therapies. It is hypothesized that targeted molecular therapies represent a better treatment option for medulloblastoma patients. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to test a panel of epigenetic drugs for their effect on medulloblastoma cells under mild hypoxic conditions that reflect the physiological concentrations of oxygen in the brain...
April 20, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428443/mechanisms-of-pinometostat-epz-5676-treatment-emergent-resistance-in-mll-rearranged-leukemia
#17
Carly T Campbell, Jessica N Haladyna, David A Drubin, Ty M Thomson, Michael J Maria, Taylor Yamauchi, Nigel J Waters, Edward J Olhava, Roy M Pollock, Jesse J Smith, Robert A Copeland, Stephen J Blakemore, Kathrin M Bernt, Scott R Daigle
DOT1L is a protein methyltransferase involved in the development and maintenance of MLL-rearranged (MLL-r) leukemia through its ectopic methylation of histones associated with well characterized leukemic genes.  Pinometostat (EPZ-5676), a selective inhibitor of DOT1L, is in clinical development in relapsed/refractory acute leukemia patients harboring rearrangements of the MLL gene. The observation of responses and subsequent relapses in the adult trial treating MLL-r patients motivated preclinical investigations into potential mechanisms of pinometostat treatment emergent resistance (TER) in cell lines confirmed to have MLL-r...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425504/suv39h1-reduction-is-implicated-in-abnormal-inflammation-in-copd
#18
Tzu-Tao Chen, Sheng-Ming Wu, Shu-Chuan Ho, Hsiao-Chi Chuang, Chien-Ying Liu, Yao-Fei Chan, Lu-Wei Kuo, Po-Hao Feng, Wen-Te Liu, Kuan-Yuan Chen, Ta-Chih Hsiao, Jer-Nan Juang, Kang-Yun Lee
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) is characterized by enhanced chronic inflammation in the airways, lung parenchyma, and circulation. We investigated whether SUV39H1, a histone methyltransferase, is causatively implicated in the abnormal inflammation observed in COPD. The SUV39H1 and H3K9me3 levels were reduced in peripheral blood mononuclear cells(PBMCs), primary human small airway epithelial cells(HSAEpCs) and lung tissues from COPD patients, which were correlated with poor lung function and the serum IL-8 and IL-6 levels...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423509/histone-lysine-methyltransferase-g9a-is-a-novel-epigenetic-target-for-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Masayuki Yokoyama, Tetsuhiro Chiba, Yoh Zen, Motohiko Oshima, Yuko Kusakabe, Yoshiko Noguchi, Kaori Yuki, Shuhei Koide, Shiro Tara, Atsunori Saraya, Kazumasa Aoyama, Naoya Mimura, Satoru Miyagi, Masanori Inoue, Toru Wakamatsu, Tomoko Saito, Sadahisa Ogasawara, Eiichiro Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ooka, Akinobu Tawada, Masayuki Otsuka, Masaru Miyazaki, Osamu Yokosuka, Atsushi Iwama
Histone H3 lysine 9 dimethylation (H3K9me2) is mainly regulated by the histone lysine methyltransferase G9a and is associated with the repression of transcription. However, both the role of G9a and the significance of H3K9me2 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells remain unclear. In this study, we conducted loss-of-function assay of G9a using short-hairpin RNA and pharmacological interference. Knockdown of G9a reduced H3K9me2 levels and impaired both HCC cell growth and sphere formation. However, transforming growth factor β1-induced epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) was not suppressed by G9a knockdown...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420800/setdb1-plays-an-essential-role-in-maintenance-of-gonocyte-survival-in-pigs
#20
Tian Tian Liu, Pengfei Zhang, Tian Jiao Li, Xiao Xu Chen, Zhen Shuo Zhu, Ying Hua Lyu, Xue Liang Li, Xiue Tian, Wen Xian Zeng
Histone methyltransferase SETDB1 suppresses gene expression and modulates heterochromatin formation through H3K9me2/3. Previous studies have revealed that SETDB1 catalyzes lysine 9 of histone H3 tri-methylation and plays essential roles in maintaining the survival of embryonic stem cells and spermatogonial stem cells in mice. However, the function of SETDB1 in porcine male germ cells remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to reveal the expression profile and function of SETDB1 in porcine germ cells...
April 18, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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