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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148585/arsenite-downregulates-h3k4-trimethylation-and-h3k9-dimethylation-during-transformation-of-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Wei Tu, Yin Liu, Chengfeng Xie, Xue Zhou
Arsenic is an established human carcinogen but with weak mutagenic activity. The mechanisms of arsenic-induced carcinogenesis are not well understood. In the present study, we investigated the role of histone methylation in transformation of human bronchial epithelial (BEAS-2B) cells. After 16 weeks' exposure, cells were transformed by 0.1, 0.5 and 1 μm arsenite. Global trimethylated H3K4 (H3K4me3) was decreased by 0.1 μm arsenite at 12 weeks, and 0.5 and 1 μm arsenite at 8, 12 and 16 weeks, which could be attributed to reduced histone methyltransferase activities, increased histone demethylase (HDM) activities as well as increased protein levels of H3K4 demethylase KDM5A...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146582/elucidation-of-the-two-h3k36me3-histone-methyltransferases-set2-and-ash1-in-fusarium-fujikuroi-unravels-their-different-chromosomal-targets-and-a-major-impact-of-ash1-on-genome-stability
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Slavica Janevska, Leonie Baumann, Christian M K Sieber, Martin Münsterkötter, Jonas Ulrich, Jörg Kämper, Ulrich Güldener, Bettina Tudzynski
In this work, we present a comprehensive analysis of the H3K36 histone methyltransferases Set2 and Ash1 in the filamentous ascomycete Fusarium fujikuroi In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, one single methyltransferase, Set2, confers all H3K36 methylation, while there are two members of the Set2 family in filamentous fungi, and even more H3K36 methyltransferases in higher eukaryotes. Whereas the yeast Set2 homolog has been analyzed in fungi previously, the second member of the Set2 family, designated Ash1, has not been described for any filamentous fungus...
November 16, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142304/maternal-exposure-to-iodine-excess-throughout-pregnancy-and-lactation-induces-hypothyroidism-in-adult-male-rat-offspring
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Caroline Serrano-Nascimento, Rafael Barrera Salgueiro, Thiago Pantaleão, Vânia Maria Corrêa da Costa, Maria Tereza Nunes
This study aimed to investigate the consequences of maternal exposure to iodine excess (IE; 0.6 mg NaI/L) throughout pregnancy and lactation on the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid axis of the male offspring in adulthood. Maternal IE exposure increased hypothalamic Trh mRNA expression and pituitary Tsh expression and secretion in the adult male offspring. Moreover, the IE-exposed offspring rats presented reduced thyroid hormones levels, morphological alterations in the thyroid follicles, increased thyroid oxidative stress and decreased expression of thyroid differentiation markers (Tshr, Nis, Tg, Tpo, Mct8) and thyroid transcription factors (Nkx2...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142071/chromatin-histone-modifications-and-rigidity-affect-nuclear-morphology-independent-of-lamins
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Andrew D Stephens, Patrick Z Liu, Edward J Banigan, Luay M Almassalha, Vadim Backman, Stephen A Adam, Robert D Goldman, John F Marko
Nuclear shape and architecture influence gene localization, mechanotransduction, transcription, and cell function. Abnormal nuclear morphology and protrusions termed "blebs" are diagnostic markers for many human afflictions including heart disease, aging, progeria, and cancer. Nuclear blebs are associated with both lamin and chromatin alterations. A number of prior studies suggest that lamins dictate nuclear morphology, but the contributions of altered chromatin compaction remain unclear. We show that chromatin histone modification state dictates nuclear rigidity, and modulating it is sufficient to both induce and suppress nuclear blebs...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142068/pharmacologic-inhibition-of-the-menin-mll-interaction-leads-to-transcriptional-repression-of-peg10-and-blocks-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Katarzyna Kempinska, Bhavna Malik, Dmitry Borkin, Szymon Klossowski, Shirish Shukla, Hongzhi Miao, Jingya Wang, Tomasz Cierpicki, Jolanta Grembecka
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for ~85% of malignant liver tumors and results in 600,000 deaths each year, emphasizing the need for new therapies. Upregulation of menin was reported in HCC patients and high levels of menin correlate with poor patient prognosis. The protein-protein interaction between menin and histone methyltransferase Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1 (MLL1) plays an important role in the development of HCC, implying that pharmacologic inhibition of this interaction could lead to new therapeutic strategy for the HCC patients...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140247/ddm1-and-lsh-remodelers-allow-methylation-of-dna-wrapped-in-nucleosomes
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David B Lyons, Daniel Zilberman
Cytosine methylation regulates essential genome functions across eukaryotes, but the fundamental question of whether nucleosomal or naked DNA is the preferred substrate of plant and animal methyltransferases remains unresolved. Here, we show that genetic inactivation of a single DDM1/Lsh family nucleosome remodeler biases methylation toward inter-nucleosomal linker DNA in Arabidopsis thaliana and mouse. We find that DDM1 enables methylation of DNA bound to the nucleosome, suggesting that nucleosome-free DNA is the preferred substrate of eukaryotic methyltransferases in vivo...
November 15, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140109/host-methyltransferases-and-demethylases-potential-new-epigenetic-targets-for-hiv-cure-strategies-and-beyond
#7
Daniela Boehm, Melanie Ott
A successful HIV cure strategy may require reversing HIV latency to purge hidden viral reservoirs or enhancing HIV latency to permanently silence HIV transcription. Epigenetic modifying agents show promise as antilatency therapeutics in vitro and ex vivo, but also affect other steps in the viral life cycle. In this review, we summarize what we know about cellular DNA and protein methyltransferases (PMTs) as well as demethylases involved in HIV infection. We describe the biology and function of DNA methyltransferases, and their controversial role in HIV infection...
November 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138553/the-protective-effect-of-prmt6-overexpression-on-cigarette-smoke-extract-induced-murine-emphysema-model
#8
Xue He, Tiao Li, Naixin Kang, Huihui Zeng, Siying Ren, Dandan Zong, Jinhua Li, Shan Cai, Ping Chen, Yan Chen
Background: Cigarette smoke exposure is the most common risk factor for emphysema, which is one of the major pathologies of COPD. Protein arginine methyltransferase 6 (PRMT6) is a nuclear enzyme that specially catalyzes dimethylation of R2 in histone H3 (H3R2me2a). H3R2me2a prevents trimethylation of H3K4 (H3K4me3), which is located in the transcription start sites of genes in mammalian genomes. We attempted to determine the expression of PRMT6 in human samples, and investigate whether the upregulation of PRMT6 expression can attenuate the development of cigarette smoke extract (CSE)-induced emphysema...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138278/a-cytoplasmic-compass-is-necessary-for-cell-survival-and-triple-negative-breast-cancer-pathogenesis-by-regulating-metabolism
#9
Lu Wang, Clayton K Collings, Zibo Zhao, Kira Alia Cozzolino, Quanhong Ma, Kaiwei Liang, Stacy A Marshall, Christie C Sze, Rintaro Hashizume, Jeffrey Nicholas Savas, Ali Shilatifard
Mutations and translocations within the COMPASS (complex of proteins associated with Set1) family of histone lysine methyltransferases are associated with a large number of human diseases, including cancer. Here we report that SET1B/COMPASS, which is essential for cell survival, surprisingly has a cytoplasmic variant. SET1B, but not its SET domain, is critical for maintaining cell viability, indicating a novel catalytic-independent role of SET1B/COMPASS. Loss of SET1B or its unique cytoplasmic-interacting protein, BOD1, leads to up-regulation of expression of numerous genes modulating fatty acid metabolism, including ADIPOR1 (adiponectin receptor 1), COX7C, SDC4, and COQ7 Our detailed molecular studies identify ADIPOR1 signaling, which is inactivated in both obesity and human cancers, as a key target of SET1B/COMPASS...
November 14, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133280/mat2a-promotes-porcine-adipogenesis-by-mediating-h3k27me3-at-wnt10b-locus-and-repressing-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Cunzhen Zhao, Haigang Wu, Naren Qimuge, Weijun Pang, Xiao Li, Guiyan Chu, Gongshe Yang
Methionine adenosyltransferase (MAT) is a critical biological enzyme and that can catalyze L-met and ATP to form S-adenosylmethionine (SAM), which is acted as a biological methyl donor in transmethylation reactions involving histone methylation. However, the regulatory effect of methionine adenosyltransferase2A (MAT2A) and its associated methyltransferase activity on adipogenesis is still unclear. In this study, we investigate the effect of MAT2A on adipogenesis and its potential mechanism on histone methylation during porcine preadipocyte differentiation...
November 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133140/the-histone-methyltransferase-g9a-a-new-therapeutic-target-in-biliary-tract-cancer
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Christian Mayr, Katharina Helm, Martin Jakab, Markus Ritter, Rajeev Shrestha, Ramesh Makaju, Andrej Wagner, Martin Pichler, Marlena Beyreis, Stefan Staettner, Tarkan Jaeger, Eckhard Klieser, Tobias Kiesslich, Daniel Neureiter
The histone methyltransferase G9a (EHMT2) is a key enzyme for dimethylation of lysine 9 at histone 3 (H3K9me2), a suppressive epigenetic mark. G9a is over-expressed in tumour cells and contributes to cancer aggressiveness. Biliary tract cancer (BTC) is a rare cancer with dismal prognosis due to a lack of effective therapies. Currently, there are no data on the role of G9a in BTC carcinogenesis. We analysed G9a expression in n=68 BTC patient specimens and correlated the data with clinico-pathological and survival data...
November 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130966/itraq-based-proteomic-analysis-of-neonatal-kidney-from-offspring-of-protein-restricted-rats-reveals-abnormalities-in-intraflagellar-transport-proteins
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Xiaomei Liu, Jun Wang, Linlin Gao, Hao Liu, Caixia Liu
BACKGROUND: It is well recognized that adverse events in utero can impair fetal development and lead to the development of kidney injury and hypertension in adulthood. We previously reported a lower kidney index, glomeruli number, and decreased glomerular filtration rate in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) offspring induced by maternal protein malnutrition. To explore the molecular mechanisms linking impaired fetal growth to renal diseases, we investigated differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) in the IUGR neonatal kidneys by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) analysis...
November 6, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130522/rhoj-promotes-hypoxia-induced-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-activating-wdr5-expression
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Li Liu, Junliang Chen, Lina Sun
Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) contributes to the pathogenesis of a host of human diseases. RhoJ, a small G protein, is abundantly expressed in endothelial cells. In the present study we investigated the potential role RhoJ plays in EndMT. We report that RhoJ depletion by small interfering RNA attenuated hypoxia induced EndMT in both immortalized endothelial cells and human primary microvascular endothelial cells. RhoJ knockdown blocked the recruitment of TWIST and SNAIL, two transcriptional repressors, to the promoter region of VE-CADHERIN, a prominent endothelial marker...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129639/determinants-of-histone-h3k4-methylation-patterns
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Luis M Soares, P Cody He, Yujin Chun, Hyunsuk Suh, TaeSoo Kim, Stephen Buratowski
Various factors differentially recognize trimethylated histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4me3) near promoters, H3K4me2 just downstream, and promoter-distal H3K4me1 to modulate gene expression. This methylation "gradient" is thought to result from preferential binding of the H3K4 methyltransferase Set1/complex associated with Set1 (COMPASS) to promoter-proximal RNA polymerase II. However, other studies have suggested that location-specific cues allosterically activate Set1. Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq) experiments show that H3K4 methylation patterns on active genes are not universal or fixed and change in response to both transcription elongation rate and frequency as well as reduced COMPASS activity...
November 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127861/altered-ezh2-splicing-and-expression-is-associated-with-impaired-histone-h3-lysine-27-tri-methylation-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome
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Mizuho Shirahata-Adachi, Chisako Iriyama, Akihiro Tomita, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Shimada, Hitoshi Kiyoi
BACKGROUND: EZH2 (enhancer of zeste homolog 2) is a histone H3K27 methyltransferase involved in the pathogenesis of various hematological malignancies. In myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), loss of function of EZH2 is known to contribute to pathogenesis, however the pattern of EZH2 mRNA and protein expression in MDS has not been extensively characterized. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 26 patients diagnosed with MDS were analyzed in this study. The relationship between EZH2 expression in patient bone marrow samples, evaluated by RT-PCR and immunoblotting, and patient characteristics were analyzed...
November 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126440/chromatin-organization-changes-during-the-establishment-and-maintenance-of-the-postmitotic-state
#16
Yiqin Ma, Laura Buttitta
BACKGROUND: Genome organization changes during development as cells differentiate. Chromatin motion becomes increasingly constrained and heterochromatin clusters as cells become restricted in their developmental potential. These changes coincide with slowing of the cell cycle, which can also influence chromatin organization and dynamics. Terminal differentiation is often coupled with permanent exit from the cell cycle, and existing data suggest a close relationship between a repressive chromatin structure and silencing of the cell cycle in postmitotic cells...
November 10, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126344/genetic-and-epigenetic-of-medullary-thyroid-cancer
#17
Fatemeh Khatami, Seyed Mohammad Tavangar
Medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is an infrequent, calcitonin producing neuroendocrine tumor and initiates from the parafollicular C cells of the thyroid gland. Several genetic and epigenetic alterations are collaterally responsible for medullary thyroid carcinogenesis. In this review article, we shed light on all the genetic and epigenetic hallmarks of MTC. From the genetic perspective, RET, HRAS, and KRAS are the most important genes that are characterized in MTC. From the epigenetic perspective, Ras-association domain family member 1A, telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter methylations, overexpression of histone methyltransferases, EZH2 and SMYD3, and wide ranging increase and decrease in non-coding RNAs can be responsible for medullary thyroid carcinogenesis...
November 11, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117507/zingerone-protects-keratinocyte-stem-cells-from-uvb-induced-damage
#18
Jienny Lee, Sae Woong Oh, Seoung Woo Shin, Kyung-Woo Lee, Jae-Youl Cho, Jongsung Lee
The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, is a stratified epithelium that protects the body from the external environment. Keratinocyte stem cells (KSCs) are involved in epidermis homeostasis by maintaining epidermal integrity through a process of constant regeneration. Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation is a major inducer of cellular damage in the epidermis. In this study, we investigated the effects of zingerone (a phenolic compound derived from spices) on UVB-induced cellular damage in KSCs. We found that zingerone significantly inhibited cellular senescence of KSCs in response to UVB irradiation...
November 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116191/histone-methyltransferase-g9a-is-a-key-regulator-of-the-starvation-induced-behaviors-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#19
Kouhei Shimaji, Ryo Tanaka, Toru Maeda, Mamiko Ozaki, Hideki Yoshida, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Tetsuya Sato, Mikita Suyama, Masamitsu Yamaguchi
Organisms have developed behavioral strategies to defend themselves from starvation stress. Despite of their importance in nature, the underlying mechanisms have been poorly understood. Here, we show that Drosophila G9a (dG9a), one of the histone H3 Lys 9-specific histone methyltransferases, functions as a key regulator for the starvation-induced behaviors. RNA-sequencing analyses utilizing dG9a null mutant flies revealed that the expression of some genes relating to gustatory perception are regulated by dG9a under starvation conditions...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115470/dimethylation-of-histone-3-lysine-9-is-sensitive-to-the-epileptic-activity-and-affects-the-transcriptional-regulation-of-the-potassium-channel-kcnj10-gene-in-epileptic-rats
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Shao-Ping Zhang, Man Zhang, Hong Tao, Yan Luo, Tao He, Chun-Hui Wang, Xiao-Cheng Li, Ling Chen, Lin-Na Zhang, Tao Sun, Qi-Kuan Hu
Potassium channels can be affected by epileptic seizures and serve a crucial role in the pathophysiology of epilepsy. Dimethylation of histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9me2) and its enzyme euchromatic histone‑lysine N‑methyltransferase 2 (G9a) are the major epigenetic modulators and are associated with gene silencing. Insight into whether H3K9me2 and G9a can respond to epileptic seizures and regulate expression of genes encoding potassium channels is the main purpose of the present study. A total of 16 subtypes of potassium channel genes in pilocarpine‑modelled epileptic rats were screened by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and it was determined that the expression ATP‑sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 10 (Kcnj10) increased in hippocampus and insular cortex, while the expression of most of the other subtypes decreased...
November 3, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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