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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644958/translating-cancer-epigenomics-into-the-clinic-focus-on-lung-cancer
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Josep Mari-Alexandre, Angel Diaz-Lagares, Maria Villalba, Oscar Juan, Ana B Crujeiras, Alfonso Calvo, Juan Sandoval
Epigenetic deregulation is increasingly being recognized as a hallmark of cancer. Recent studies have identified many new epigenetic biomarkers, some of which are being introduced into clinical practice for diagnosis, molecular classification, prognosis or prediction of response to therapies. O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase gene is the most clinically advanced epigenetic biomarker as it predicts the response to temozolomide and carmustine in gliomas. Therefore, epigenomics may represent a novel and promising tool for precision medicine, and in particular, the detection of epigenomic biomarkers in liquid biopsies will be of great interest for monitoring diseases in patients...
June 2, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644763/methyltransferase-g9a-regulates-osteogenesis-via-twist-gene-repression
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N Higashihori, B Lehnertz, A Sampaio, T M Underhill, F Rossi, J M Richman
Here we investigate the role of epigenetic factors in controlling the timing of cranial neural crest cell differentiation. The gene coding for histone H3 lysine 9 methyltransferase G9A was conditionally deleted in neural crest cells with Wnt1-Cre. The majority of homozygous-null animals survived to birth but thereafter failed to thrive. Phenotypic analysis of postnatal animals revealed that the mutants displayed incomplete ossification and 20% shorter jaws as compared to their wild-type littermates. At E13...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639412/the-role-of-microrna-5196-in-the-pathogenesis-of-systemic-sclerosis
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Marzena Ciechomska, Patryk Zarecki, Michal Merdas, Jerzy Swierkot, Ewa Morgiel, Piotr Wiland, Wlodzimierz Maslinski, Katarzyna Bogunia-Kubik
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by tissue fibrosis and immune abnormalities. Recent evidence suggests that activated circulating monocytes from SSc patients play an important role in early stages of SSc pathogenesis due to enhanced expression of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1 (TIMP-1), IL-8 and reactive oxygen species (ROS) induction. However, the exact factors that contribute to chronic inflammation and subsequently fibrosis progression are still unknown...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637181/crosstalk-between-histone-modifications-indicates-that-inhibition-of-arginine-methyltransferase-carm1-activity-reverses-hiv-latency
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Zheng Zhang, Bryan C Nikolai, Leah A Gates, Sung Yun Jung, Edward B Siwak, Bin He, Andrew P Rice, Bert W O'Malley, Qin Feng
In eukaryotic cells, the gene expression status is strictly controlled by epigenetic modifications on chromatin. The repressive status of chromatin largely contributes to HIV latency. Studies have shown that modification of histone H3K27 acts as a key molecular switch for activation or suppression of many cellular genes. In this study, we found that K27-acetylated histone H3 specifically recruited Super Elongation Complex (SEC), the transcriptional elongation complex essential for HIV-1 long terminal repeat (LTR)-mediated and general cellular transcription...
June 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634282/genomic-alterations-in-fatal-forms-of-non-anaplastic-thyroid-cancer-identification-of-med12-and-rbm10-as-novel-thyroid-cancer-genes-associated-with-tumor-virulence
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Tihana Ibrahimpasic, Bin Xu, Iñigo Landa, Snjezana Dogan, Sumit Middha, Venkatraman Seshan, Shyamprasad Deraje Vasudeva, Diane Carlson, Jocelyn Migliacci, Jeffrey A Knauf, Brian R Untch, Michael F Berger, Luc Gt Morris, R Michael Tuttle, Timothy A Chan, James A Fagin, Ronald Ghossein, Ian Ganly
Purpose. Patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer have a very high death rate. In contrast, deaths from non-anaplastic thyroid cancer are much less common. The genetic alterations in fatal non-anaplastic thyroid cancers have not been reported. <p>Experimental Design. We performed next-generation sequencing of 410 cancer genes from 57 fatal non-anaplastic thyroid primary cancers. Results were compared to The Cancer Genome Atlas study (TCGA study) of papillary thyroid cancers (PTC) and to the genomic changes reported in anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC)...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634230/similarity-in-gene-regulatory-networks-suggests-that-cancer-cells-share-characteristics-of-embryonic-neural-cells
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Zan Zhang, Anhua Lei, Liyang Xu, Lu Chen, Yonglong Chen, Xuena Zhang, Yan Gao, Xiaoli Yang, Min Zhang, Ying Cao
Cancer cells are immature cells resulting from cellular reprogramming by gene misregulation, and re-differentiation is expected to reduce malignancy. It is unclear, however, whether cancer cells can undergo terminal differentiation. Here, we show that, inhibition of the epigenetic modification enzymes enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), histone deacetylases (HDACs) 1 and 3, lysine demethylase 1A (LSD1), or DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1), which all promote cancer development and progression, leads to postmitotic neuron-like differentiation with loss of malignant features in distinct solid cancer cell lines...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634176/impact-of-glycemic-variability-on-chromatin-remodeling-oxidative-stress-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-target-hba1c-levels
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Sarah Costantino, Francesco Paneni, Rodolfo Battista, Lorenzo Castello, Giuliana Capretti, Sergio Chiandotto, Luigi Tanese, Giulio Russo, Dario Pitocco, Gaetano A Lanza, Massimo Volpe, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Cosentino
Intensive glycemic control (IGC) targeting HbA1c fails to show an unequivocal reduction of macrovascular complications in type 2 diabetes (T2D), however the underlining mechanisms remain elusive. Epigenetic changes are emerging as important mediators of cardiovascular damage and may play a role in this setting. This study investigates whether epigenetic regulation of the adaptor protein p66(Shc), a key driver of mitochondrial oxidative stress, contributes to persistent vascular dysfunction in T2D patients despite IGC...
June 20, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632762/dot1l-inhibitor-improves-early-development-of-porcine-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos
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Jia Tao, Yu Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zuo, Renyun Hong, Hui Li, Xing Liu, Weiping Huang, Zubing Cao, Yunhai Zhang
Incomplete epigenetic reprogramming of the genome of donor cells causes poor early and full-term developmental efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos. Previous research indicate that inhibition of the histone H3 K79 methyltransferase DOT1L, using a selective pharmacological inhibitor EPZ004777 (EPZ), significantly improved reprogramming efficiency during the generation of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells. However, the roles of DOT1L in porcine nuclear transfer-mediated cellular reprogramming are not yet known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630005/transgenerational-effects-of-proton-beam-irradiation-on-caenorhabditis-elegans-germline-apoptosis
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Hyemin Min, Minhee Sung, Miseol Son, Ichiro Kawasaki, Yhong-Hee Shims
When treating cancer using radiation therapy, it is critical to increase patient survival rates and to reduce side effects. In this respect, proton beam radiation treatment performs better than other radiation treatments because of its high target specificity. However, complications still remain after proton beam radiation treatment. Among them, the risk to progeny after irradiation of their parents is a major concern. In this study, we analyzed the transgenerational effects of proton beam irradiation using the model organism Caenorhabditis...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627608/silencing-of-lsd1-gene-modulates-histone-methylation-and-acetylation-and-induces-the-apoptosis-of-jeko-1-and-molt-4-cells
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Zhong-Kai Zou, Yi-Qun Huang, Yong Zou, Xu-Ke Zheng, Xu-Dong Ma
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) has been identified and biochemically characterized in epigenetics; however, the pathological roles of its dysfunction in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia remain to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated LSD1, and histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4)me1 and H3K4me2 expression in patients with MCL and silenced LSD1 in JeKo‑1 and MOLT‑4 cells, in order to define its role in JeKo‑1 and MOLT‑4 cell proliferation and apoptosis. We retrospectively analyzed the protein expression of LSD1, and mono- and dimethylated H3K4 (H3K4me1 and H3K4me2), and cyclin D1 and Ki67 in 30 cases of MCL by immunohistochemistry...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623138/hp1%C3%AE-is-highly-expressed-in-glioma-cells-and-facilitates-cell-proliferation-and-survival
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Xianliang Lai, Zhifeng Deng, Hua Guo, Xingen Zhu, Wei Tu
Epigenetic alteration plays critical roles in gliomagenesis by regulating gene expression through modifications of Histones and DNA. Trimethylation of H3K9, an essential repressed transcription mark, and one of its methyltransferase, SUV39H1, are implicated in glioma pathogenesis and progression. We find that the protein level of HP1α, a reader of H3K9me3 is elevated in cultured glioma cell lines and glioma tissues. H3K9me3 is also upregulated. Depletion of HP1α and SUV39H1 weakens glioma cell proliferation capacity and results in apoptosis of cells...
June 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620234/ezh2-mediated-epigenetic-silencing-of-timp2-promotes-ovarian-cancer-migration-and-invasion
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Xiaoqing Yi, Jianfeng Guo, Jing Guo, Si Sun, Ping Yang, Junjie Wang, Yuan Li, Lisha Xie, Jing Cai, Zehua Wang
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is often increased in malignant tumors and is involved in metastasis. EZH2 silences gene expression by tri-methylating the lysine 27 residue of histone H3 (H3K27me3). However, the mechanism underlying EZH2 promotion of ovarian cancer metastasis remains elusive. Here, we showed that EZH2 is up-regulated in ovarian cancer and is associated with tumor metastasis and poor survival by mRNA sequencing and microarray results from databases. Tissue microarray and immunohistochemistry results revealed that EZH2 was negatively correlated with the expression of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2 (TIMP2)...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619824/the-histone-3-lysine-4-methyltransferase-setd1b-is-a-maternal-effect-gene-required-for-the-oogenic-gene-expression-program
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David Brici, Qinyu Zhang, Susanne Reinhardt, Andreas Dahl, Hella Hartmann, Kerstin Schmidt, Neha Goveas, Jiahao Huang, Lenka Gahurova, Gavin Kelsey, Konstantinos Anastassiadis, A Francis Stewart, Andrea Kranz
Germ cell development involves major reprogramming of the epigenome to prime the zygote for totipotency. Histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methylations are universal epigenetic marks mediated in mammals by six H3K4 methyltransferases related to fly Trithorax, including two yeast Set1 orthologs: Setd1a and Setd1b. Whereas Setd1a plays no role in oogenesis, we report that Setd1b deficiency causes female sterility. Oocyte specific Gdf9iCre conditional knockout (Setd1b(Gdf9) cKO) ovaries develop through all stages however follicular loss accumulated with age and unfertilized metaphase II (MII) oocytes exhibited irregularities of the zona pellucida and meiotic spindle...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615290/a-post-translational-modification-switch-controls-coactivator-function-of-histone-methyltransferases-g9a-and-glp
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Coralie Poulard, Danielle Bittencourt, Dai-Ying Wu, Yixin Hu, Daniel S Gerke, Michael R Stallcup
Like many transcription regulators, histone methyltransferases G9a and G9a-like protein (GLP) can act gene-specifically as coregulators, but mechanisms controlling this specificity are mostly unknown. We show that adjacent post-translational methylation and phosphorylation regulate binding of G9a and GLP to heterochromatin protein 1 gamma (HP1γ), formation of a ternary complex with the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) on chromatin, and function of G9a and GLP as coactivators for a subset of GR target genes. HP1γ is recruited by G9a and GLP to GR binding sites associated with genes that require G9a, GLP, and HP1γ for glucocorticoid-stimulated transcription...
June 14, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612962/amygdalar-expression-of-the-microrna-mir-101a-and-its-target-ezh2-contribute-to-rodent-anxiety-like-behavior
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Joshua L Cohen, Nateka L Jackson, Mary E Ballestas, William M Webb, Farah D Lubin, Sarah M Clinton
A greater understanding of neural mechanisms contributing to anxiety is needed in order to develop better therapeutic interventions. The current study interrogates a novel molecular mechanism that shapes anxiety-like behavior, demonstrating that the microRNA miR-101a-3p and its target, enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (Ezh2) in the amygdala, contribute to rodent anxiety-like behavior. We utilized rats that were selectively-bred for differences in emotionality and stress reactivity, showing that high novelty responding (HR) rats, which display low trait anxiety, have lower miR-101a-3p levels in the amygdala compared to low novelty responding (LR) rats that characteristically display high trait anxiety...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611278/lysine-methylation-of-fen1-by-set7-is-essential-for-its-cellular-response-to-replicative-stress
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Palaniraja Thandapani, Anthony M Couturier, Zhenbao Yu, Xing Li, Jean-François Couture, Shawn Li, Jean-Yves Masson, Stéphane Richard
The DNA damage response (DDR) is central to the cell survival and it requires post-translational modifications, in part, to sense the damage, amplify the signaling response and recruit and regulate DNA repair enzymes. Lysine methylation of histones such as H4K20 and non-histone proteins including p53 has been shown to be essential for the mounting of the DDR. It is well-known that the lysine methyltransferase SET7 regulates the DDR, as cells lacking this enzyme are hypersensitive to chemotherapeutic drugs. To define addition substrates of SET7 involved in the DDR, we screened a peptide array encompassing potential lysine methylation sites from >100 key DDR proteins and identified peptides from 58 proteins to be lysine methylated defining a methylation consensus sequence of [S>K-2; S>R-1; K0] consistent with previous findings...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610724/corrigendum-to-histone-methyltransferase-aflrmta-gene-is-involved-in-the-morphogenesis-mycotoxin-biosynthesis-and-pathogenicity-of-aspergillus-flavus-toxicon-127-2017-mar-1-112-121-doi-10-1016-j-toxicon-2017-01-013-epub-2017-jan-19
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609655/mll2-not-mll1-plays-a-major-role-in-sustaining-mll-rearranged-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Yufei Chen, Konstantinos Anastassiadis, Andrea Kranz, A Francis Stewart, Kathrin Arndt, Claudia Waskow, Akihiko Yokoyama, Kenneth Jones, Tobias Neff, Yoo Lee, Patricia Ernst
The MLL1 histone methyltransferase gene undergoes many distinct chromosomal rearrangements to yield poor-prognosis leukemia. The remaining wild-type allele is most commonly, but not always, retained. To what extent the wild-type allele contributes to leukemogenesis is unclear. Here we show, using rigorous, independent animal models, that endogenous MLL1 is dispensable for MLL-rearranged leukemia. Potential redundancy was addressed by co-deleting the closest paralog, Mll2. Surprisingly, Mll2 deletion alone had a significant impact on survival of MLL-AF9-transformed cells, and additional Mll1 loss further reduced viability and proliferation...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608127/downregulation-of-histone-methyltransferase-ehmt2-in-cd4-t-cells-may-protect-htlv-1-infected-individuals-against-ham-tsp-development
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Camila Schoueri Colaço, Adriano Reis de Matos, Martha Silva Estrêla, Maurício Cristiano Rocha-Júnior, Kátia Kaori Otaguiri, Evandra Strazza Rodrigues, Osvaldo Massaiti Takayanagui, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Simone Kashima, Fabio Pittella Silva, Rodrigo Haddad
Approximately 5% of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-infected individuals will develop one of the HTLV-1-related diseases, such as HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) or adult T-cell leukemia. However, the mechanisms responsible for the appearance of symptoms have not been fully clarified. It is believed that viral factors, host genetic and epigenetic mechanisms are implicated in this process. Studies have shown the involvement of histone methyltransferases in retrovirus infection, but no study observed their expression in HTLV-1-infected patients...
June 12, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605118/histone-methyltransferase-1-regulates-the-encystation-process-in-the-parasite-giardia-lamblia
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Agostina Salusso, Natacha Zlocowski, Gonzalo Mayol, Nahuel Zamponi, Andrea S Rópolo
In eukaryotes, histone lysine methylation is associated with either active or repressed chromatin states, depending on the status of methylation. Even when the amino-terminus of Giardia lamblia histones diverges from other organisms, these regions contain lysine residues that are potential targets for methylation. When we examined the role of the histone methyltransferase 1 (HMT1) in the regulation of the encystation process by GlHMT1 overexpression or downregulation, we observed an increase or a decrease of cyst production respectively, compared to wild-type trophozoites...
June 12, 2017: FEBS Journal
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