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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214253/long-noncoding-rna-linc00673-is-activated-by-sp1-and-exerts-oncogenic-properties-by-interacting-with-lsd1-and-ezh2-in-gastric-cancer
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Mingde Huang, Jiakai Hou, Yunfei Wang, Min Xie, Chenchen Wei, Fengqi Nie, Zhaoxia Wang, Ming Sun
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as important regulators in a variety of human diseases, including cancers. However, the biological function of these molecules and the mechanisms responsible for their alteration in gastric cancer (GC) are not fully understood. In this study, we found that lncRNA LINC00673 is significantly upregulated in gastric cancer. Knockdown of LINC00673 inhibited cell proliferation and invasion and induced cell apoptosis, whereas LINC00673 overexpression had the opposite effect...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212646/linking-long-non-coding-rnas-and-swi-snf-complexes-to-chromatin-remodeling-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Yanyan Tang, Jinpeng Wang, Yu Lian, Chunmei Fan, Ping Zhang, Yingfen Wu, Xiayu Li, Fang Xiong, Xiaoling Li, Guiyuan Li, Wei Xiong, Zhaoyang Zeng
Chromatin remodeling controls gene expression and signaling pathway activation, and aberrant chromatin structure and gene dysregulation are primary characteristics of human cancer progression. Recent reports have shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are tightly associated with chromatin remodeling. In this review, we focused on important chromatin remodelers called the switching defective/sucrose nonfermenting (SWI/SNF) complexes, which use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to control gene transcription by altering chromatin structure...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209205/long-noncoding-agap2-as1-is-activated-by-sp1-and-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-gastric-cancer
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Fuzhen Qi, Xianghua Liu, Hao Wu, Xiang Yu, Chenchen Wei, Xiaodan Huang, Guozhong Ji, Fengqi Nie, Keming Wang
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of tumorigenesis and cancer progression. Recently, the lncRNA AGAP2-AS1 was identified as an oncogenic lncRNA in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its elevated expression was linked to NSCLC development and progression. However, the expression pattern and molecular mechanism of AGAP2-AS1 in gastric cancer (GC) have not been characterized. METHODS: Bioinformatic analysis was performed to determine AGAP2-AS1 expression levels in the GC and normal tissues using gene profiling data from the Gene Expression Omnibus...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202515/systematic-in-vivo-inactivation-of-chromatin-regulating-enzymes-identifies-setd2-as-a-potent-tumor-suppressor-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
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David M Walter, Olivia S Venancio, Elizabeth L Buza, John W Tobias, Charuhas Deshpande, A Andrea Gudiel, Caroline Kim-Kiselak, Michelle Cicchini, Travis J Yates, David M Feldser
Chromatin modifying genes are frequently mutated in human lung adenocarcinoma, but the functional impact of these mutations on disease initiation and progression is not well understood. Using a CRISPR-based approach, we systematically inactivated three of the most commonly mutated chromatin regulatory genes in two KrasG12D-driven mouse models of lung adenocarcinoma to characterize the impact of their loss. Targeted inactivation of SWI/SNF nucleosome remodeling complex members Smarca4 (Brg1) or Arid1a had complex effects on lung adenocarcinoma initiation and progression...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181261/the-search-for-potent-small-molecule-hdacis-in-cancer-treatment-a-decade-after-vorinostat
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REVIEW
Chiara Zagni, Giuseppe Floresta, Giulia Monciino, Antonio Rescifina
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) play a crucial role in the remodeling of chromatin, and are involved in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression. In the last decade, inhibition of HDACs came out as a target for specific epigenetic changes associated with cancer and other diseases. Until now, more than 20 HDAC inhibitors (HDACIs) have entered clinical studies, and some of them (e.g., vorinostat, romidepsin) have been approved for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This review provides an overview of current knowledge, progress, and molecular mechanisms of HDACIs, covering a period from 2011 until 2015...
February 9, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176655/epigenetics-in-clinical-management-of-children-and-adolescents-with-brain-tumors
#6
Andres Morales La Madrid, Mark W Kieran
Central nervous system (CNS) tumors represent the second most prevalent group of cancers in children and adolescents, yet account for the majority of childhood cancer-related deaths and considerable morbidity among survivors, due to high-intensity non-selective standard therapies delivered to immature nervous system structures undergoing development. These tumors arise at different ages -not infrequently very early in life-, in different locations and cellular contexts, have varied cell types of origin, and have heterogeneous responses to the "classic" current therapeutic approaches...
February 3, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174254/the-essential-transcriptional-function-of-brd4-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#7
Jae-Seok Roe, Christopher R Vakoc
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is often initiated by genetic alterations of machineries that regulate chromatin and transcription, thereby blocking cell differentiation. Such mechanisms may also render leukemia cells vulnerable to perturbations of transcriptional regulators, which includes small molecules targeting the coactivator protein BRD4. Numerous studies have validated BRD4 as a therapeutic target in diverse subtypes of AML; however, the vital function of BRD4 in this disease is only beginning to be understood...
February 7, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157698/anti-cancer-effect-of-danshen-and-dihydroisotanshinone-i-on-prostate-cancer-targeting-the-crosstalk-between-macrophages-and-cancer-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-stat3-ccl2-signaling-pathway
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Ching-Yuan Wu, Yao-Hsu Yang, Yin-Yin Lin, Feng-Che Kuan, Yu-Shin Lin, Wei-Yu Lin, Ming-Yen Tsai, Jia-Jing Yang, Yu-Ching Cheng, Li-Hsin Shu, Ming-Chu Lu, Yun-Ju Chen, Kuan-Der Lee, Hong-Yo Kang
Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge) is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. In our study, the in vivo protective effect of danshen in prostate cancer patients was validated through data from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan. In vitro, we discovered that dihydroisotanshinone I (DT), a bioactive compound present in danshen, can inhibit the migration of both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. In addition, we noted that DT substantially inhibited the migratory ability of prostate cancer cells in both a macrophage-conditioned medium and macrophage/prostate cancer coculture medium...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144029/variants-of-core-histones-and-their-roles-in-cell-fate-decisions-development-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Marcus Buschbeck, Sandra B Hake
Histone variants endow chromatin with unique properties and show a specific genomic distribution that is regulated by specific deposition and removal machineries. These variants - in particular, H2A.Z, macroH2A and H3.3 - have important roles in early embryonic development, and they regulate the lineage commitment of stem cells, as well as the converse process of somatic cell reprogramming to pluripotency. Recent progress has also shed light on how mutations, transcriptional deregulation and changes in the deposition machineries of histone variants affect the process of tumorigenesis...
1, 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143872/musashi-rna-binding-proteins-as-cancer-drivers-and-novel-therapeutic-targets
#10
Alexander E Kudinov, John Karanicolas, Erica A Golemis, Yanis Boumber
Aberrant gene expression that drives human cancer can arise from epigenetic dysregulation. While much attention has focused on altered activity of transcription factors and chromatin-modulating proteins, proteins that act post-transcriptionally can potently affect expression of oncogenic signaling proteins. The RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) Musashi-1 (MSI1) and Musashi-2 (MSI2) are emerging as regulators of multiple critical biological processes relevant to cancer initiation, progression, and drug resistance...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134624/dosage-dependent-copy-number-gains-in-e2f1-and-e2f3-drive-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Lindsey N Kent, Sooin Bae, Shih-Yin Tsai, Xing Tang, Arunima Srivastava, Christopher Koivisto, Chelsea K Martin, Elisa Ridolfi, Grace C Miller, Sarah M Zorko, Emilia Plevris, Yannis Hadjiyannis, Miguel Perez, Eric Nolan, Raleigh Kladney, Bart Westendorp, Alain de Bruin, Soledad Fernandez, Thomas J Rosol, Kamal S Pohar, James M Pipas, Gustavo Leone
Disruption of the retinoblastoma (RB) tumor suppressor pathway, either through genetic mutation of upstream regulatory components or mutation of RB1 itself, is believed to be a required event in cancer. However, genetic alterations in the RB-regulated E2F family of transcription factors are infrequent, casting doubt on a direct role for E2Fs in driving cancer. In this work, a mutation analysis of human cancer revealed subtle but impactful copy number gains in E2F1 and E2F3 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131897/long-noncoding-rnas-and-sulforaphane-a-target-for-chemoprevention-and-suppression-of-prostate-cancer
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Laura M Beaver, Rachael Kuintzle, Alex Buchanan, Michelle W Wiley, Sarah T Glasser, Carmen P Wong, Gavin S Johnson, Jeff H Chang, Christiane V Löhr, David E Williams, Roderick H Dashwood, David A Hendrix, Emily Ho
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as important in cancer development and progression. The impact of diet on lncRNA expression is largely unknown. Sulforaphane (SFN), obtained from vegetables like broccoli, can prevent and suppress cancer formation. Here we tested the hypothesis that SFN attenuates the expression of cancer-associated lncRNAs. We analyzed whole-genome RNA-sequencing data of normal human prostate epithelial cells and prostate cancer cells treated with 15 μM SFN or dimethylsulfoxide. SFN significantly altered expression of ~100 lncRNAs in each cell type and normalized the expression of some lncRNAs that were differentially expressed in cancer cells...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131747/mecp2-promotes-gastric-cancer-progression-through-regulating-foxf1-wnt5a-%C3%AE-catenin-and-myod1-caspase-3-signaling-pathways
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Lingyu Zhao, Yingxun Liu, Dongdong Tong, Yannan Qin, Juan Yang, Meng Xue, Ning Du, Liying Liu, Bo Guo, Ni Hou, Jia Han, Siyuan Liu, Na Liu, Xiaoge Zhao, Lumin Wang, Yanke Chen, Chen Huang
Methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) has recently been characterized as an oncogene frequently amplified in several types of cancer. However, its precise role in gastric cancer (GC) and the molecular mechanism of MeCP2 regulation are still largely unknown. Here we report that MeCP2 is highly expressed in primary GC tissues and the expression level is correlated with the clinicopathologic features of GC. In our experiments, knockdown of MeCP2 inhibited tumor growth. Molecular mechanism of MeCP2 regulation was investigated using an integrated approach with combination of microarray analysis and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-Seq)...
January 17, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127428/dna-methyltransferases-and-their-roles-in-tumorigenesis
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REVIEW
Wu Zhang, Jie Xu
DNA methylation plays an important role in gene expression, chromatin stability, and genetic imprinting. In mammals, DNA methylation patterns are written and regulated by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), including DNMT1, DNMT3A and DNMT3B. Recent emerging evidence shows that defects in DNMTs are involved in tumor transformation and progression, thus indicating that epigenetic disruptions caused by DNMT abnormalities are associated with tumorigenesis. Herein, we review the latest findings related to DNMT alterations in cancer cells and discuss the contributions of these effects to oncogenic phenotypes...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125036/regulation-of-replication-fork-advance-and-stability-by-nucleosome-assembly
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REVIEW
Felix Prado, Douglas Maya
The advance of replication forks to duplicate chromosomes in dividing cells requires the disassembly of nucleosomes ahead of the fork and the rapid assembly of parental and de novo histones at the newly synthesized strands behind the fork. Replication-coupled chromatin assembly provides a unique opportunity to regulate fork advance and stability. Through post-translational histone modifications and tightly regulated physical and genetic interactions between chromatin assembly factors and replisome components, chromatin assembly: (1) controls the rate of DNA synthesis and adjusts it to histone availability; (2) provides a mechanism to protect the integrity of the advancing fork; and (3) regulates the mechanisms of DNA damage tolerance in response to replication-blocking lesions...
January 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123699/epigenetic-control-of-cancer-by-neuropeptides
#16
Karina Galoian, Parthik Patel
Neuropeptides act as neurohormones, neurotransmitters and/or neuromodulators. Neuropeptides maintain physiological homeostasis and are paramount in molecular mechanisms of disease progression and regulation, including in cancer. Neuropeptides, by their definition, originate and are secreted from the neuronal cells, they are able to signal to neighboring cells or are released into the blood flow, if they act as neurohormones. The majority of neuropeptides exert their functions through G protein-coupled receptors, with certain exceptions...
January 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123630/set-and-mynd-domain-containing-protein-3-in-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Lei Huang, A-Man Xu
Lysine methylation plays a vital role in histone modification. Deregulations of lysine methyltransferases and demethylases have been frequently observed in human cancers. The SET and MYND domain containing protein 3 (SMYD3) is a novel histone lysine methyltransferase and it functions by regulating chromatin during the development of myocardial and skeletal muscle. It has been recently unveiled to play significant roles in human cancer genesis and progression via regulating various key cancer-associated genes and pathways and promoting cell proliferation and migration...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123592/downregulation-of-arid1a-a-component-of-the-swi-snf-chromatin-remodeling-complex-in-breast-cancer
#18
Chika Takao, Akemi Morikawa, Hiroshi Ohkubo, Yusuke Kito, Chiemi Saigo, Takuji Sakuratani, Manabu Futamura, Tamotsu Takeuchi, Kazuhiro Yoshida
Recent studies unraveled that AT-rich interactive domain-containing protein 1A (ARID1A), a subunit of the mammary SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex, acts as a tumor suppressor in various cancers. In this study, we first evaluated ARID1A expression by immunohistochemistry in invasive breast cancer tissue specimens and assessed the correlation with the prognosis of patients with breast cancer. Non-tumorous mammary duct epithelial cells exhibited strong nuclear ARID1A staining, whereas different degrees of loss in ARID1A immunoreactivity were observed in many invasive breast cancer cells...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122346/setd6-regulates-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-in-urothelial-cell-survival-implications-for-bladder-cancer
#19
Neelam Mukherjee, Eduardo Cardenas, Roble Bedolla, Rita Ghosh
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer has a high recurrence rate of 45-70%, progressing to muscle invasive disease in about 15% of those patients over a 5-year period. Administration of the mycobacterium, Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) that induces local inflammation resulting in tumor remission in responsive patients is frequently used for treatment. BCG-treated patients with NF-κB del/del genotype have an increased risk of recurrence suggesting an important role of NF-κB in bladder cancer. Since protein methyltransferases play critical roles in modulating chromatin structure and gene expression, we screened a focused array of epigenetic modification genes to identify differential expression between normal urothelial and bladder cancer cells...
January 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119061/nfib-mediates-brn2-driven-melanoma-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-regulation-of-ezh2-and-mitf
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Mitchell E Fane, Yash Chhabra, David E J Hollingsworth, Jacinta L Simmons, Loredana Spoerri, Tae Gyu Oh, Jagat Chauhan, Toby Chin, Lachlan Harris, Tracey J Harvey, George E O Muscat, Colin R Goding, Richard A Sturm, Nikolas K Haass, Glen M Boyle, Michael Piper, Aaron G Smith
While invasion and metastasis of tumour cells are the principle factor responsible for cancer related deaths, the mechanisms governing the process remain poorly defined. Moreover, phenotypic divergence of sub-populations of tumour cells is known to underpin alternative behaviors linked to tumour progression such as proliferation, survival and invasion. In the context of melanoma, heterogeneity between two transcription factors, BRN2 and MITF, has been associated with phenotypic switching between predominantly invasive and proliferative behaviors respectively...
January 16, 2017: EBioMedicine
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