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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079712/a-comprehensive-review-of-genomics-and-noncoding-rna-in-gliomas
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Ahmed Hassan, Jennifer Mosley, Sanjay Singh, Pascal Olivier Zinn
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most malignant primary adult brain tumor. In spite of our greater understanding of the biology of GBMs, clinical outcome of GBM patients remains poor, as their median survival with best available treatment is 12 to 18 months. Recent efforts of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) have subgrouped patients into 4 molecular/transcriptional subgroups: proneural, neural, classical, and mesenchymal. Continuing efforts are underway to provide a comprehensive map of the heterogeneous makeup of GBM to include noncoding transcripts, genetic mutations, and their associations to clinical outcome...
January 11, 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073004/epigenetic-sirna-and-chemical-screens-identify-setd8-inhibition-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-p53-activation-in-high-risk-neuroblastoma
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Veronica Veschi, Zhihui Liu, Ty C Voss, Laurent Ozbun, Berkley Gryder, Chunhua Yan, Ying Hu, Anqi Ma, Jian Jin, Sharlyn J Mazur, Norris Lam, Barbara K Souza, Giuseppe Giannini, Gordon L Hager, Cheryl H Arrowsmith, Javed Khan, Ettore Appella, Carol J Thiele
Given the paucity of druggable mutations in high-risk neuroblastoma (NB), we undertook chromatin-focused small interfering RNA and chemical screens to uncover epigenetic regulators critical for the differentiation block in high-risk NB. High-content Opera imaging identified 53 genes whose loss of expression led to a decrease in NB cell proliferation and 16 also induced differentiation. From these, the secondary chemical screen identified SETD8, the H4(K20me1) methyltransferase, as a druggable NB target. Functional studies revealed that SETD8 ablation rescued the pro-apoptotic and cell-cycle arrest functions of p53 by decreasing p53(K382me1), leading to activation of the p53 canonical pathway...
January 9, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069892/post-translational-regulation-of-the-dicing-activities-of-arabidopsis-dicer-like-3-and-4-by-inorganic-phosphate-and-the-redox-state
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Atsushi Seta, Midori Tabara, Yuki Nishibori, Akihiro Hiraguri, Naoko Ohkama-Ohtsu, Tadashi Yokoyama, Satoshi Hara, Keisuke Yoshida, Toru Hisabori, Akihito Fukudome, Hisashi Koiwa, Hiromitsu Moriyama, Nobuhiro Takahashi, Toshiyuki Fukuhara
In Arabidopsis thaliana, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) generated by two Dicer isoforms, DCL3 and DCL4, function in distinct epigenetic processes, i.e., RNA-directed DNA methylation and post-transcriptional gene silencing, respectively. Plants often respond to their environment by producing a distinct set of small RNAs; however, the mechanism for controlling the production of different siRNAs from the same dsRNA substrate remains unclear. We established a simple biochemical method to visualize the dsRNA-cleaving activities of DCL3 and DCL4 in cell-free extracts prepared from Arabidopsis seedlings...
January 9, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069330/top2a-hells-atad2-and-tet3-are-novel-prognostic-markers-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Dong Chen, Matthias Maruschke, Oliver Hakenberg, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Christian G Stief, Alexander Buchner
OBJECTIVE: To identify and validate novel prognostic marker genes in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) that are increasingly expressed during tumor progression. METHODS: Total RNA was isolated from normal renal tissue, primary G1 and G3 tumors, 14 samples each, and 32 metastases from RCC patients. Expression profiles were created using oligonucleotide microarrays. Significant gene expression differences (p<0.05) were identified between normal kidney, primary tumor and metastases...
January 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069135/epigenetic-control-of-gene-expression-in-maize
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J Huang, J S Lynn, L Schulte, S Vendramin, K McGinnis
Epigenetic gene regulation is important for proper development and gene expression in eukaryotes. Maize has a large and complex genome that includes abundant repetitive sequences which are frequently silenced by epigenetic mechanisms, making it an ideal organism to study epigenetic gene regulation. Epigenetic modifications are chromosome-bound, heritable changes to the genome that do not affect the DNA sequence, and can include DNA methylation, histone modification, and RNA processing. Our appreciation and understanding of epigenetic regulation has grown with the field since its inception ∼65 years ago...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068562/epigenetic-histopathological-and-transcriptomic-effects-following-exposure-to-depleted-uranium-in-adult-zebrafish-and-their-progeny
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Kewin Gombeau, Jean-Paul Bourdineaud, Jean-Luc Ravanat, Olivier Armant, Virginie Camilleri, Isabelle Cavalie, Magali Floriani, Christelle Adam-Guillermin
This study investigated the effects of adult zebrafish exposure to a nominal concentration of 20μgL(-1) of depleted uranium (DU) for six days upon DNA methylation, gene expression and the appearance of histopathological damage in their progeny. In the embryos at the 2-8 cell stage, the parental exposure induced significant DU accumulation, with levels seven times higher than those measured in the control embryos, but in larvae 96h post-fertilisation (hpf), uranium concentration had already returned to a level identical to that of the control larvae...
December 8, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063919/proteomic-analysis-of-the-protective-effects-of-aqueous-bark-extract-of-terminalia-arjuna-roxb-on-isoproterenol-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-rats
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Santosh Kumar, Md Jahangir Alam, Pankaj Prabhakar, Sayeed Ahmad, Subir K Maulik, Manish Sharma, Shyamal K Goswami
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aqueous bark extract of Terminalia arjuna (TA) has been in use as an ethnomedicine for cardiovascular ailments in the Indian subcontinent for centuries. Studies using hemodynamic, ROS scavenging and anti-inflammatory parameters in animal models have shown its anti-atherogenic, hypotensive, inotropic, anti-inflammatory effects. However, details analysis on its effects on established molecular and cell biological markers are a prerequisite for its wider acceptance to the medical community...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060933/an-arabidopsis-natural-epiallele-maintained-by-a-feed-forward-silencing-loop-between-histone-and-dna
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Astrid Agorio, Stéphanie Durand, Elisa Fiume, Cécile Brousse, Isabelle Gy, Matthieu Simon, Sarit Anava, Oded Rechavi, Olivier Loudet, Christine Camilleri, Nicolas Bouché
The extent of epigenetic variation is currently well documented, but the number of natural epialleles described so far remains very limited. Determining the relevance of epigenetic changes for natural variation is an important question of research that we investigate by isolating natural epialleles segregating in Arabidopsis recombinant populations. We previously described a genetic incompatibility among Arabidopsis strains based on the silencing of a gene involved in fitness. Here, we isolated a new epiallele resulting from the silencing of a transfer-RNA editing gene in an Arabidopsis accession from the Netherlands (Nok-1)...
January 6, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060337/using-rna-sequencing-to-detect-novel-splice-variants-related-to-drug-resistance-in-in-vitro-cancer-models
#9
Rocco Sciarrillo, Anna Wojtuszkiewicz, Irsan E Kooi, Valentina E Gómez, Ugo Boggi, Gerrit Jansen, Gert-Jan Kaspers, Jacqueline Cloos, Elisa Giovannetti
Drug resistance remains a major problem in the treatment of cancer for both hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Intrinsic or acquired resistance can be caused by a range of mechanisms, including increased drug elimination, decreased drug uptake, drug inactivation and alterations of drug targets. Recent data showed that other than by well-known genetic (mutation, amplification) and epigenetic (DNA hypermethylation, histone post-translational modification) modifications, drug resistance mechanisms might also be regulated by splicing aberrations...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057818/dna-methylation-assessment-from-human-slow-and-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscle-fibers
#10
Gwenaelle Begue, Ulrika Raue, Bozena Jemiolo, Scott W Trappe
A new application of the Reduced Representation Bisulfite Sequencing method was developed using low-DNA input to investigate the epigenetic profile of human slow- and fast-twitch skeletal muscle fibers. Successful library construction was completed with as little as 15 ng of DNA and high quality sequencing data were obtained with 32 ng of DNA. Analysis identified 143,160 differentially methylated CpG-sites across 14,046 genes. In both fiber types, selected genes predominantly expressed in slow or fast fibers were hypomethylated, which was supported by the RNA-Seq analysis...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053272/trans-generational-function-of-tetrahymena-piwi-protein-twi8p-at-distinctive-non-coding-rna-loci
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Brian M Farley, Kathleen Collins
Trans-generational transmission of genome-regulatory epigenetic information can determine phenotypes in the progeny of sexual reproduction. Sequence specificity of trans-generational regulation derives from small RNAs assembled into Piwi-protein complexes. Known targets of trans-generational regulation are primarily transposons and transposon-derived sequences. Here, we extend the scope of Piwi-mediated trans-generational regulation to include unique non-coding RNA loci. Ciliates such as Tetrahymena have a phenotypically silent germline micronucleus and an expressed somatic macronucleus, which is differentiated anew from a germline genome copy in sexual reproduction...
January 4, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053118/a-meiosis-specific-spt5-homolog-involved-in-non-coding-transcription
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Julita Gruchota, Cyril Denby Wilkes, Olivier Arnaiz, Linda Sperling, Jacek K Nowak
Spt5 is a conserved and essential transcriptional regulator that binds directly to RNA polymerase and is involved in transcription elongation, polymerase pausing and various co-transcriptional processes. To investigate the role of Spt5 in non-coding transcription, we used the unicellular model Paramecium tetraurelia In this ciliate, development is controlled by epigenetic mechanisms that use different classes of non-coding RNAs to target DNA elimination. We identified two SPT5 genes. One (STP5v) is involved in vegetative growth, while the other (SPT5m) is essential for sexual reproduction...
January 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052101/defining-transcriptional-regulatory-mechanisms-for-primary-let-7-mirnas
#13
Xavier Gaeta, Luat Le, Ying Lin, Yuan Xie, William E Lowry
The let-7 family of miRNAs have been shown to control developmental timing in organisms from C. elegans to humans; their function in several essential cell processes throughout development is also well conserved. Numerous studies have defined several steps of post-transcriptional regulation of let-7 production; from pri-miRNA through pre-miRNA, to the mature miRNA that targets endogenous mRNAs for degradation or translational inhibition. Less-well defined are modes of transcriptional regulation of the pri-miRNAs for let-7...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052018/targeting-micrornas-a-new-action-mechanism-of-natural-compounds
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REVIEW
Qian Lin, Leina Ma, Zhantao Liu, Zhihong Yang, Jin Wang, Jia Liu, Guohui Jiang
Unlike genetics, epigenetics involves the modification of genome without changes in DNA sequences, including DNA methylation, histone modification, chromatin remodeling and noncoding RNA regulation. MicroRNA (miRNA), a member of noncoding RNAs superfamily, participates in RNA interference through a unique mechanism. Currently, microRNAs have been found to be regulated by some natural compounds. Through altering the expression of miRNAs and influencing the downstream signaling pathways or target genes, several natural compounds exhibit its bioactivity in the prevention, diagnosis, therapy, prognosis and drug resistance of human diseases, such as cancer...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043297/-long-non-coding-rna-and-wound-healing
#15
Y Liu, D W Liu
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is a class of RNA molecules longer than 200 nucleotides which does not encode proteins or only encode a few proteins, and it plays important regulatory roles in the expression of genes at the epigenetic, transcriptional, and posttranscriptional levels. The recent reports suggest that lncRNA plays a significant role in growth and development of body, cellular biological processes including in cell proliferation, differentiation, migration, and apoptosis, and regulation of wound healing processes such as re-epithelialization, angiogenesis, and scar formation...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041903/exosomal-microrna-transport-from-salivary-mesenchyme-regulates-epithelial-progenitor-expansion-during-organogenesis
#16
Toru Hayashi, Isabelle M A Lombaert, Belinda R Hauser, Vaishali N Patel, Matthew P Hoffman
Epithelial-mesenchymal interactions involve fundamental communication between tissues during organogenesis and are primarily regulated by growth factors and extracellular matrix. It is unclear whether RNA-containing exosomes are mobile genetic signals regulating epithelial-mesenchymal interactions. Here we identify that exosomes loaded with mesenchyme-specific mature microRNA contribute mobile genetic signals from mesenchyme to epithelium. The mature mesenchymal miR-133b-3p, loaded into exosomes, was transported from mesenchyme to the salivary epithelium, which did not express primary miR-133b-3p...
January 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041684/ash1l-suppresses-matrix-metalloproteinase-through-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway-in-pulpitis
#17
Yin Bei, Hui Tianqian, Yu Fanyuan, Luo Haiyun, Liao Xueyang, Yang Jing, Wang Chenglin, Ye Ling
INTRODUCTION: Pulpitis is an inflammation of dental pulp produced by a response to external stimuli. The response entails substantial cellular and molecular activities. Both genetic and epigenetic regulators contribute to the occurrence of pulpitis. However, the epigenetic mechanisms are still poorly understood. In this research, we studied the role of the absent, small, or homeotic-like (ASH1L) gene in the process of pulpitis. METHODS: Human dental pulp cells (HDPCs) were stimulated with proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α)...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035363/adar2-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-via-editing-igfbp7-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Yuan-Bin Chen, Xiao-Yu Liao, Jiang-Bo Zhang, Fang Wang, Hai-De Qin, Lanjun Zhang, Yin Yao Shugart, Yi-Xin Zeng, Wei-Hua Jia
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), one of the most aggressive cancers, is characterized by heterogeneous genetic and epigenetic changes. Recently, A-to-I RNA editing, catalyzed by adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs), was found to be aberrantly regulated during tumorigenesis. We previously reported that ADAR2 was downregulated in ESCC but its role was unclear. Thus, we report here that overexpression of ADAR2 can induce apoptosis in ESCC cell lines and inhibit tumor growth in vitro and in vivo...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035070/elucidation-of-the-genetic-and-epigenetic-landscape-alterations-in-rna-binding-proteins-in-glioblastoma
#19
Shruti Bhargava, Vikas Patil, Kulandaivelu Mahalingam, Kumaravel Somasundaram
RNA binding proteins (RBPs) have been implicated in cancer development. An integrated bioinformatics analysis of RBPs (n = 1756) in various datasets (n = 11) revealed several genetic and epigenetically altered events among RBPs in glioblastoma (GBM). We identified 13 mutated and 472 differentially regulated RBPs in GBM samples. Mutations in AHNAK predicted poor prognosis. Copy number variation (CNV), DNA methylation and miRNA targeting contributed to RBP differential regulation. Two sets of differentially regulated RBPs that may be implicated in initial astrocytic transformation and glioma progression were identified...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035019/integration-of-population-level-genotype-data-with-functional-annotation-reveals-over-representation-of-long-noncoding-rnas-at-ovarian-cancer-susceptibility-loci
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Brett M Reid, Jennifer B Permuth, Y Ann Chen, Jamie K Teer, Alvaro N A Monteiro, Zhihua Chen, Jonathan Tyrer, Andrew Berchuck, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Jennifer A Doherty, Ellen L Goode, Edwin S Iverson, Kate Lawrenson, Celeste L Pearce, Paul D Pharoah, Catherine M Phelan, Susan J Ramus, Mary Anne Rossing, Joellen M Schildkraut, Jin Q Cheng, Simon A Gayther, Thomas A Sellers
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified multiple loci associated with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) susceptibility, but further progress requires integration of epidemiology and biology to illuminate true risk loci below genome-wide significance levels (P < 5 × 10(-8)). Most risk SNPs lie within non-protein-encoding regions, and we hypothesize that long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) genes are enriched at EOC risk regions and represent biologically relevant functional targets...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
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