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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202477/crispr-cas9-screen-reveals-a-mycn-amplified-neuroblastoma-dependency-on-ezh2
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Liying Chen, Gabriela Alexe, Neekesh V Dharia, Linda Ross, Amanda Balboni Iniguez, Amy Saur Conway, Emily Jue Wang, Veronica Veschi, Norris Lam, Jun Qi, W Clay Gustafson, Nicole Nasholm, Francisca Vazquez, Barbara A Weir, Glenn S Cowley, Levi D Ali, Sasha Pantel, Guozhi Jiang, William F Harrington, Yenarae Lee, Amy Goodale, Rakela Lubonja, John M Krill-Burger, Robin M Meyers, Aviad Tsherniak, David E Root, James E Bradner, Todd R Golub, Charles Wm Roberts, William C Hahn, William A Weiss, Carol J Thiele, Kimberly Stegmaier
Pharmacologically difficult targets, such as MYC transcription factors, represent a major challenge in cancer therapy. For the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, amplification of the oncogene MYCN is associated with high-risk disease and poor prognosis. Here, we deployed genome-scale CRISPR-Cas9 screening of MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma and found a preferential dependency on genes encoding the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) components EZH2, EED, and SUZ12. Genetic and pharmacological suppression of EZH2 inhibited neuroblastoma growth in vitro and in vivo...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130599/interstitial-microdeletion-of-17q11-2-is-associated-with-hypotonia-fatigue-intellectual-disability-and-a-subtle-facial-phenotype-in-three-unrelated-patients
#2
Deborah Osio, Julia Rankin, Hannele Koillinen, Adele Reynolds, Hilde Van Esch
Over the past decade chromosomal microarray analysis (array CGH) has allowed the discovery of many novel disease-causing recurrent microdeletion and microduplication syndromes. Here we present three unrelated patients (2F; 1M) from three different countries, with developmental delay, intellectual disability, hypotonia, fatigue, and highly similar dysmorphic facial features. Shared facial features are a broad and wide forehead, similar shape of the eyes with long palpebral fissures, a bulbous tip of the nose and thick lips...
November 12, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129997/trichloroethylene-induced-alterations-in-dna-methylation-were-enriched-in-polycomb-protein-binding-sites-in-effector-memory-cd4-t-cells
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Kathleen M Gilbert, Sarah J Blossom, Brad Reisfeld, Stephen W Erickson, Kanan Vyas, Mary Maher, Brannon Broadfoot, Kirk West, Shasha Bai, Craig A Cooney, Sudeepa Bhattacharyya
Exposure to industrial solvent and water pollutant trichloroethylene (TCE) can promote autoimmunity, and expand effector/memory (CD62L) CD4(+) T cells. In order to better understand etiology reduced representation bisulfite sequencing was used to study how a 40-week exposure to TCE in drinking water altered methylation of ∼337 770 CpG sites across the entire genome of effector/memory CD4(+) T cells from MRL+/+ mice. Regardless of TCE exposure, 62% of CpG sites in autosomal chromosomes were hypomethylated (0-15% methylation), and 25% were hypermethylated (85-100% methylation)...
July 2017: Environmental Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118384/the-genomic-landscape-of-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-diverse-drivers-of-ras-pathway-activation
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Andrew S Brohl, Elliot Kahen, Sean J Yoder, Jamie K Teer, Damon R Reed
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is an aggressive soft tissue sarcoma. To more fully characterize the genomic landscape of this tumor type, we performed next generation sequencing studies for mutational and copy number analysis. We analyzed whole exome sequencing data from 12 MPNST and SNP arrays for a subset of these. We additionally conducted a literature review of prior next generation sequencing studies in this disease and compared to the current study. We report recurrent mutations in NF1, SUZ12, EED, TP53 and CDKN2A in our study cohort...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113297/long-non-coding-rna-profile-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-identifies-a-functional-lncrna-ror1-as1-associated-with-ezh2-prc2-complex
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Guangzhen Hu, Shiv K Gupta, Tammy P Troska, Asha Nair, Mamta Gupta
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive B-cell lymphoma characterized by rapid disease progression. The needs for new therapeutic strategies for MCL patients call for further understanding on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of MCL. Recently, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been recognized as key regulators of gene expression and disease development, however, the role of lncRNAs in non-Hodgkin lymphoma and specifically in MCL is still unknown. Next generation RNA-sequencing was carried out on MCL patient samples along with normal controls and data was analyzed...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033324/the-elongation-factor-spt6-maintains-esc-pluripotency-by-controlling-super-enhancers-and-counteracting-polycomb-proteins
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A Hongjun Wang, Aster H Juan, Kyung Dae Ko, Pei-Fang Tsai, Hossein Zare, Stefania Dell'Orso, Vittorio Sartorelli
Spt6 coordinates nucleosome dis- and re-assembly, transcriptional elongation, and mRNA processing. Here, we report that depleting Spt6 in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) reduced expression of pluripotency factors, increased expression of cell-lineage-affiliated developmental regulators, and induced cell morphological and biochemical changes indicative of ESC differentiation. Selective downregulation of pluripotency factors upon Spt6 depletion may be mechanistically explained by its enrichment at ESC super-enhancers, where Spt6 controls histone H3K27 acetylation and methylation and super-enhancer RNA transcription...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976514/role-of-epigenetic-regulation-on-the-induction-of-apoptosis-in-jurkat-leukemia-cells-by-white-grape-pomace-rich-in-phenolic-compounds
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Antonio J León-González, M José Jara-Palacios, Malak Abbas, Francisco J Heredia, Valérie B Schini-Kerth
Grape pomace is a rich source of phenolic compounds commonly employed for elaboration of dietary supplements. The aim of the present study was to investigate the anticancer effect of a purified white grape pomace extract (PWGPE) in acute lymphoblastic leukemia Jurkat cells and to characterize the underlying mechanism. Apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were assessed by flow cytometry and protein expression levels were analysed by Western blotting. PWGPE induced apoptosis in Jurkat cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner...
October 4, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966728/deregulated-expression-of-microrna-200b-c-and-suz12-a-polycomb-repressive-complex-2-subunit-in-chemoresistant-colorectal-cancer-cells
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KayKay San, Megan Horita, Aravinda Ganapathy, G Chinnadurai, Uthayashanker R Ezekiel
In colorectal cancer, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy can lead to the formation of resistant cells that become metastatic through Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). Invasive and metastatic characteristics of carcinoma cells in primary tumors are mediated by EMT. During EMT, the primary tumor cells lose cell-cell adhesion, have increased intercellular separation, and gain an elongated shape with pseudopodia. There is also dysregulation of Polycomb group proteins (such as BMI1, SUZ12, and EZH2), and changes in the expression of microRNA-200 (miR-200) family...
July 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921929/tumor-suppressive-mir-145-co-repressed-by-tcf4-%C3%AE-catenin-and-prc2-complexes-forms-double-negative-regulation-loops-with-its-negative-regulators-in-colorectal-cancer
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Wei Wang, Xin Xiao, Xu Chen, Yi Huo, Wen-Jin Xi, Zhi-Feng Lin, Dan Zhang, Yu-Fang Li, Fan Yang, Wei-Hong Wen, An-Gang Yang, Tao Wang
The frequently dysregulated Wnt/β-catenin signaling in different malignancies, by activation of its own or orchestration with other co-factors, regulates various oncogenic or tumor-suppressive genes. Among these genes, miRNAs, which are negative posttranscriptional regulators, are also embedded in the Wnt signaling network. Different from the Wnt-induced oncogenic miRNAs, the specific mechanism underlying the Wnt-repressed tumor-suppressive miRNAs is much less understood. In our study, firstly by analyzing a ChIP-seq dataset against TCF4, the core transcription factor for initiation of Wnt signaling in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells, we screened out several tumor-suppressive miRNAs potentially regulated by Wnt signaling...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898989/role-of-histone-h3k27-trimethylation-loss-as-a-marker-for-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-in-fine-needle-aspiration-and-small-biopsy-specimens
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Jeffrey K Mito, Xiaohua Qian, Leona A Doyle, Jason L Hornick, Vickie Y Jo
Objectives: Accurate diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is often challenging on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) or core needle biopsy. Recurrent mutations in EED and SUZ12, which encode subunits of polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), have been identified in 70% to 92% of MPNSTs; PRC2 inactivation leads to loss of trimethylation of lysine 27 of histone H3 (H3K27me3). We evaluated the utility of H3K27me3 immunohistochemistry for distinguishing MPNST from its cytomorphologic mimics...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887309/phosphorylation-of-the-oncogenic-transcription-factor-erg-in-prostate-cells-dissociates-polycomb-repressive-complex-2-allowing-target-gene-activation
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Vivekananda Kedage, Brady G Strittmatter, Paige B Dausinas, Peter C Hollenhorst
In ∼50% of prostate cancers, chromosomal rearrangements cause the fusion of the promoter and 5'-UTR of the androgen-regulated TMPRSS2 (transmembrane protease, serine 2) gene to the open reading frame of ERG, encoding an ETS family transcription factor. This fusion results in expression of full-length or N-terminally truncated ERG protein in prostate epithelia. ERG is not expressed in normal prostate epithelia, but when expressed, it promotes tumorigenesis via altered gene expression, stimulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition, cellular migration/invasion, and transformation...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881724/the-pseudogene-derived-long-noncoding-rna-duxap8-promotes-gastric-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-migration-via-epigenetically-silencing-plekho1-expression
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Hong-Wei Ma, Min Xie, Ming Sun, Tian-Yu Chen, Rong-Rong Jin, Tian-Shi Ma, Qin-Nan Chen, Er-Bao Zhang, Xue-Zhi He, Wei De, Zhi-Hong Zhang
Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer death due to its poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Evidence indicates that pseudogene-derived long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) may be important players in human cancer progression, including GC. In this paper, we report that a newly discovered pseudogene-derived lncRNA named DUXAP8, a 2107-bp RNA, was remarkably upregulated in GC. Additionally, a higher level of DUXAP8 expression in GC was significantly associated with greater tumor size, advanced clinical stage, and lymphatic metastasis...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827371/strap-promotes-stemness-of-human-colorectal-cancer-via-epigenetic-regulation-of-the-notch-pathway
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Lin Jin, Trung Vu, Guandou Yuan, Pran K Datta
NOTCH signaling exerts essential roles in normal and malignant intestinal physiology and the homeostasis of cancer stem-like cells (CSC), but the basis for this latter role remains obscure. The signaling scaffold protein STRAP is upregulated in several cancers, where it promotes tumorigenicity and metastasis. Here we report a novel oncogenic function for STRAP in maintaining CSC subpopulations in a heterogeneous mixture by antagonizing formation of the chromatin modifier PRC2 and by epigenetically activating NOTCH signals in human colorectal cancer...
October 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776093/identification-of-an-atypical-microdeletion-generating-the-rnf135-suz12-chimeric-gene-and-causing-a-position-effect-in-an-nf1-patient-with-overgrowth
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Luca Ferrari, Giulietta Scuvera, Arianna Tucci, Donatella Bianchessi, Francesco Rusconi, Francesca Menni, Elena Battaglioli, Donatella Milani, Paola Riva
Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) microdeletion syndrome, which is present in 4-11% of NF1 patients, is associated with a severe phenotype as it is caused by the deletion of NF1 and other genes in the 17q11.2 region. The variable expressivity of the disease makes it challenging to establish genotype-phenotype correlations, which also affects prognosis and counselling. We here describe a 3-year-old NF1 patient with an atypical deletion and a complex phenotype. The patient showed overgrowth, café au lait spots, inguinal freckling, and neurological abnormalities...
October 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762137/a-clinicopathologic-study-of-head-and-neck-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors
#15
Adepitan A Owosho, Cherry L Estilo, Joseph M Huryn, Ping Chi, Cristina R Antonescu
Head and neck high grade malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (HN-MPNSTs) are rare highly aggressive soft tissue sarcomas that show overlapping morphologic and immunophenotypic features with melanoma and other high grade sarcomas, resulting in diagnostic challenges, particularly in sporadic settings. Recent discoveries have implicated loss of function mutations in the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) components, including EED or SUZ12 genes, as one of the leading pathogenetic mechanisms in high grade MPNST...
July 31, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752843/loss-of-h3k27-trimethylation-is-not-suitable-for-distinguishing-malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumor-from-melanoma-a-study-of-387-cases-including-mimicking-lesions
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Sophie Le Guellec, Nicolas Macagno, Valérie Velasco, Laurence Lamant, Marick Lae, Thomas Filleron, Nausicaa Malissen, Elisabeth Cassagnau, Philippe Terrier, Christine Chevreau, Dominique Ranchere-Vince, Jean-Michel Coindre
The diagnosis of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor remains challenging, especially in the sporadic setting. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor is a rare malignancy, and owing to the lack of specific histological criteria, immunohistochemical and molecular diagnostic markers, several differential diagnoses must be considered, in particular melanoma. Recently, inactivation of the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2), induced by inactivating mutations in two of its critical constituents SUZ12 and EED, was reported in a large subset of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors...
July 28, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656062/c-myc-is-required-for-braf-v600e-induced-epigenetic-silencing-by-h3k27me3-in-tumorigenesis
#17
Yiping Qu, Qi Yang, Juan Liu, Bingyin Shi, Meiju Ji, Gang Li, Peng Hou
BRAF(V600E) mutation is frequently found in human cancers particularly thyroid cancer and melanoma, and is involved in the regulation of gene expression through activating MAPK/Erk signaling. Trimethylation of histone 3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) is a critical epigenetic mark for the maintenance of gene silencing in tumorigenesis. However, molecular mechanism underlying the complex interplay between these two molecular events remains to be explored. In the present study, we conducted chromatin immunoprecipitation combined with next-generation sequencing (ChIP-Seq) and expression microarray analysis in NIH3T3 cells to explore the relationship between H3K27me3 and transcriptional regulation by BRAF(V600E) mutation...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641467/green-tea-polyphenol-egcg-causes-anti-cancerous-epigenetic-modulations-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
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Veronika Borutinskaitė, Aida Virkšaitė, Giedrė Gudelytė, Rūta Navakauskienė
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been shown to possess diverse anti-cancerous properties. We demonstrated EGCG ability to inhibit acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell proliferation and cause apoptosis. In addition, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis revealed elevated expression of genes associated with cell cycle arrest and differentiation (p27, PCAF, C/EBPα, and C/EBPɛ). Furthermore, EGCG caused anti-cancerous epigenetic changes: downregulation of epigenetic modifiers DNMT1, HDAC1, HDAC2, and G9a was observed by RT-qPCR analysis...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618952/microrna-105-inhibits-human-glioma-cell-malignancy-by-directly-targeting-suz12
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Jie Zhang, Weining Wu, Shuo Xu, Jian Zhang, Jiale Zhang, Qun Yu, Yuanyuan Jiao, Yingyi Wang, Ailin Lu, Yongping You, Junxia Zhang, Xiaoming Lu
Glioma accounts for the majority of primary malignant brain tumors in adults and is highly aggressive. Although various therapeutic approaches have been applied, outcomes of glioma treatment remain poor. MicroRNAs are a class of small noncoding RNAs that function as regulators of gene expression. Accumulating evidence shows that microRNAs are associated with tumorigenesis and tumor progression. In this study, we found that miR-105 is significantly downregulated in glioma tissues and glioma cell lines. We identified suppressor of Zeste 12 homolog as a novel direct target of miR-105 and showed that suppressor of Zeste 12 homolog protein levels were inversely correlated with the levels of miR-105 expression in clinical specimens...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587163/a-tox21-approach-to-altered-epigenetic-landscapes-assessing-epigenetic-toxicity-pathways-leading-to-altered-gene-expression-and-oncogenic-transformation-in-vitro
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Craig L Parfett, Daniel Desaulniers
An emerging vision for toxicity testing in the 21st century foresees in vitro assays assuming the leading role in testing for chemical hazards, including testing for carcinogenicity. Toxicity will be determined by monitoring key steps in functionally validated molecular pathways, using tests designed to reveal chemically-induced perturbations that lead to adverse phenotypic endpoints in cultured human cells. Risk assessments would subsequently be derived from the causal in vitro endpoints and concentration vs...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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