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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812991/the-retinoblastoma-rb-tumor-suppressor-pushing-back-against-genome-instability-on-multiple-fronts
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Renier Vélez-Cruz, David G Johnson
The retinoblastoma (RB) tumor suppressor is known as a master regulator of the cell cycle. RB is mutated or functionally inactivated in the majority of human cancers. This transcriptional regulator exerts its function in cell cycle control through its interaction with the E2F family of transcription factors and with chromatin remodelers and modifiers that contribute to the repression of genes important for cell cycle progression. Over the years, studies have shown that RB participates in multiple processes in addition to cell cycle control...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812736/the-evolution-and-population-diversity-of-human-specific-segmental-duplications
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Megan Y Dennis, Lana Harshman, Bradley J Nelson, Osnat Penn, Stuart Cantsilieris, John Huddleston, Francesca Antonacci, Kelsi Penewit, Laura Denman, Archana Raja, Carl Baker, Kenneth Mark, Maika Malig, Nicolette Janke, Claudia Espinoza, Holly A F Stessman, Xander Nuttle, Kendra Hoekzema, Tina A Lindsay-Graves, Richard K Wilson, Evan E Eichler
Segmental duplications contribute to human evolution, adaptation and genomic instability but are often poorly characterized. We investigate the evolution, genetic variation and coding potential of human-specific segmental duplications (HSDs). We identify 218 HSDs based on analysis of 322 deeply sequenced archaic and contemporary hominid genomes. We sequence 550 human and nonhuman primate genomic clones to reconstruct the evolution of the largest, most complex regions with protein-coding potential (N = 80 genes from 33 gene families)...
February 17, 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811338/emerging-functions-of-the-fanconi-anemia-pathway-at-a-glance
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Rhea Sumpter, Beth Levine
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare disease, in which homozygous or compound heterozygous inactivating mutations in any of 21 genes lead to genomic instability, early-onset bone marrow failure and increased cancer risk. The FA pathway is essential for DNA damage response (DDR) to DNA interstrand crosslinks. However, proteins of the FA pathway have additional cytoprotective functions that may be independent of DDR. We have shown that many FA proteins participate in the selective autophagy pathway that is required for the destruction of unwanted intracellular constituents...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809811/mutation-clusters-from-cancer-exome
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Zura Kakushadze, Willie Yu
We apply our statistically deterministic machine learning/clustering algorithm *K-means (recently developed in https://ssrn.com/abstract=2908286) to 10,656 published exome samples for 32 cancer types. A majority of cancer types exhibit a mutation clustering structure. Our results are in-sample stable. They are also out-of-sample stable when applied to 1389 published genome samples across 14 cancer types. In contrast, we find in- and out-of-sample instabilities in cancer signatures extracted from exome samples via nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF), a computationally-costly and non-deterministic method...
August 15, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808622/radiation-exposure-and-reduction-in-the-operating-room-perspectives-and-future-directions-in-spine-surgery
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Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Brittany E Haws, Kern Singh
Intraoperative imaging is vital for accurate placement of instrumentation in spine surgery. However, the use of biplanar fluoroscopy and other intraoperative imaging modalities is associated with the risk of significant radiation exposure in the patient, surgeon, and surgical staff. Radiation exposure in the form of ionizing radiation can lead to cellular damage via the induction of DNA lesions and the production of reactive oxygen species. These effects often result in cell death or genomic instability, leading to various radiation-associated pathologies including an increased risk of malignancy...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808044/germline-mutation-contribution-to-chromosomal-instability
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REVIEW
Sock Hoai Chan, Joanne Ngeow
Genomic instability is a feature of cancer that fuels oncogenesis through increased frequency of genetic disruption, leading to loss of genomic integrity and promoting clonal evolution as well as tumor transformation. A form of genomic instability prevalent across cancer types is chromosomal instability, which involves karyotypic changes including chromosome copy number alterations as well as gross structural abnormalities such as transversions and translocations. Defects in cellular mechanisms that are in place to govern fidelity of chromosomal segregation, DNA repair and ultimately genomic integrity are known to contribute to chromosomal instability...
September 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807210/personalized-treatment-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Dimitrios Moris, Timothy M Pawlik
BACKGROUND: Precision Medicine Initiative is a new research effort aiming to offer personalized treatment in many diseases, including cancer. The aim of the present article is to offer novel insights about the role of personalized treatment in patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). METHODS: A review of the literature regarding personalized medicine and colorectal liver metastases was performed mainly in the MEDLINE/PubMed database. RESULTS: Surgical resection remains the only hope for cure of CRLM...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806726/replication-fork-slowing-and-stalling-are-distinct-checkpoint-independent-consequences-of-replicating-damaged-dna
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Divya Ramalingam Iyer, Nicholas Rhind
In response to DNA damage during S phase, cells slow DNA replication. This slowing is orchestrated by the intra-S checkpoint and involves inhibition of origin firing and reduction of replication fork speed. Slowing of replication allows for tolerance of DNA damage and suppresses genomic instability. Although the mechanisms of origin inhibition by the intra-S checkpoint are understood, major questions remain about how the checkpoint regulates replication forks: Does the checkpoint regulate the rate of fork progression? Does the checkpoint affect all forks, or only those encountering damage? Does the checkpoint facilitate the replication of polymerase-blocking lesions? To address these questions, we have analyzed the checkpoint in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe using a single-molecule DNA combing assay, which allows us to unambiguously separate the contribution of origin and fork regulation towards replication slowing, and allows us to investigate the behavior of individual forks...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803425/frameshift-mutations-in-repeat-sequences-of-ank3-hacd4-tcp10l-tp53bp1-mfn1-lcmt2-rnmt-trmt6-mettl8-and-mettl16-genes-in-colon-cancers
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Su Yeon Yeon, Yun Sol Jo, Eun Ji Choi, Min Sung Kim, Nam Jin Yoo, Sug Hyung Lee
Diminished ANK3 contributes to cell survival by inhibiting detachment-induced apoptosis. TP53BP1 that interacts with p53 and MFN1 that encodes a mitochondrial membrane protein are considered to have tumor suppressor gene (TSG) functions. HACD4 involving fatty acid synthesis and TCPL10 with transcription regulation functions are considered TSGs. Many genes involved in DNA methylations such as LCMT2, RNMT, TRMT6, METTL8 and METTL16 are often perturbed in cancer. The aim of our study was to find whether these genes were mutated in colorectal cancer (CRC)...
August 12, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802046/replication-transcription-conflicts-generate-r-loops-that-orchestrate-bacterial-stress-survival-and-pathogenesis
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Kevin S Lang, Ashley N Hall, Christopher N Merrikh, Mark Ragheb, Hannah Tabakh, Alex J Pollock, Joshua J Woodward, Julia E Dreifus, Houra Merrikh
Replication-transcription collisions shape genomes, influence evolution, and promote genetic diseases. Although unclear why, head-on transcription (lagging strand genes) is especially disruptive to replication and promotes genomic instability. Here, we find that head-on collisions promote R-loop formation in Bacillus subtilis. We show that pervasive R-loop formation at head-on collision regions completely blocks replication, elevates mutagenesis, and inhibits gene expression. Accordingly, the activity of the R-loop processing enzyme RNase HIII at collision regions is crucial for stress survival in B...
August 10, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802045/transcription-replication-conflict-orientation-modulates-r-loop-levels-and-activates-distinct-dna-damage-responses
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Stephan Hamperl, Michael J Bocek, Joshua C Saldivar, Tomek Swigut, Karlene A Cimprich
Conflicts between transcription and replication are a potent source of DNA damage. Co-transcriptional R-loops could aggravate such conflicts by creating an additional barrier to replication fork progression. Here, we use a defined episomal system to investigate how conflict orientation and R-loop formation influence genome stability in human cells. R-loops, but not normal transcription complexes, induce DNA breaks and orientation-specific DNA damage responses during conflicts with replication forks. Unexpectedly, the replisome acts as an orientation-dependent regulator of R-loop levels, reducing R-loops in the co-directional (CD) orientation but promoting their formation in the head-on (HO) orientation...
August 10, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802036/transcription-replication-conflicts-orientation-matters
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Yea-Lih Lin, Philippe Pasero
Interference between DNA replication and transcription represents a major source of genomic instability. In this issue of Cell, Lang et al. and Hamperl et al. show that head-on collisions, but not codirectional collisions, impede fork progression in bacteria and in human cells by promoting the formation of RNA-DNA hybrids known as R-loops.
August 10, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800532/cell-cycle-arrest-mediated-by-cd-induced-dna-damage-in-arabidopsis-root-tips
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Weina Cui, Hetong Wang, Jie Song, Xia Cao, Hilary J Rogers, Dennis Francis, Chunyun Jia, Lizong Sun, Meifang Hou, Yuesuo Yang, Peidong Tai, Wan Liu
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that the aberrant expression of cell cycle regulation and DNA repair genes can result in abnormal cell proliferation and genomic instability in eukaryotic cells under different stresses. Herein, Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) seedlings were grown hydroponically on 0.5 × MS media containing cadmium (Cd) at 0-2.5mgL(-1) for 5d of treatment. Real time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis revealed that expression of DNA damage repair and cell cycle regulation genes, including BRCA1, MRE11, WEE1, CDKA;1 and PCNA1, showed an inverted U-shaped dose-response...
August 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800335/an-overview-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-associated-common-neurological-complications-does-aging-pose-a-challenge
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Anantha Ram Nookala, Joy Mitra, Nitish S Chaudhari, Muralidhar L Hegde, Anil Kumar
With increasing survival of patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), the manifestation of heterogeneous neurological complications is also increasing alarmingly in these patients. Currently, more than 30% of about 40 million HIV-1 infected people worldwide develop central nervous system (CNS)-associated dysfunction, including dementia, sensory, and motor neuropathy. Furthermore, the highly effective antiretroviral therapy has been shown to increase the prevalence of mild cognitive functions while reducing other HIV-1-associated neurological complications...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799256/understanding-processes-at-the-origin-of-species-flocks-with-a-focus-on-the-marine-antarctic-fauna
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Anne Chenuil, Thomas Saucède, Lenaïg G Hemery, Marc Eléaume, Jean-Pierre Féral, Nadia Améziane, Bruno David, Guillaume Lecointre, Charlotte Havermans
Species flocks (SFs) fascinate evolutionary biologists who wonder whether such striking diversification can be driven by normal evolutionary processes. Multiple definitions of SFs have hindered the study of their origins. Previous studies identified a monophyletic taxon as a SF if it displays high speciosity in an area in which it is endemic (criterion 1), high ecological diversity among species (criterion 2), and if it dominates the habitat in terms of biomass (criterion 3); we used these criteria in our analyses...
August 10, 2017: Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798901/translational-dysregulation-in-cancer-molecular-insights-and-potential-clinical-applications-in-biomarker-development
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REVIEW
Christos Vaklavas, Scott W Blume, William E Grizzle
Although transcript levels have been traditionally used as a surrogate measure of gene expression, it is increasingly recognized that the latter is extensively and dynamically modulated at the level of translation (messenger RNA to protein). Over the recent years, significant progress has been made in dissecting the complex posttranscriptional mechanisms that regulate gene expression. This advancement in knowledge came hand in hand with the progress made in the methodologies to study translation both at gene-specific as well as global genomic level...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796254/sunitinib-induces-genomic-instability-of-renal-carcinoma-cells-through-affecting-the-interaction-of-lc3-ii-and-parp-1
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Siyuan Yan, Ling Liu, Fengxia Ren, Quan Gao, Shanshan Xu, Bolin Hou, Yange Wang, Xuejun Jiang, Yongsheng Che
Deficiency of autophagy has been linked to increase in nuclear instability, but the role of autophagy in regulating the formation and elimination of micronuclei, a diagnostic marker for genomic instability, is limited in mammalian cells. Utilizing immunostaining and subcellular fractionation, we found that either LC3-II or the phosphorylated Ulk1 localized in nuclei, and immunoprecipitation results showed that both LC3 and Unc-51-like kinase 1 (Ulk1) interacted with γ-H2AX, a marker for the DNA double-strand breaks (DSB)...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795608/focus-small-to-find-big-the-microbeam-story
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Jinhua Wu, Tom K Hei
PURPOSE: Even though the first ultraviolet microbeam was described by S. Tschachotin back in 1912, the development of sophisticated micro-irradiation facilities only began to flourish in the late 1980s. In this article, we highlight significant microbeam experiments, describe the latest microbeam irradiator configurations and critical discoveries made by using the microbeam apparatus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Modern radiological microbeams facilities are capable of producing a beam size of a few micrometers, or even tens of nanometers in size, and can deposit radiation with high precision within a cellular target...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795083/mechanical-instability-and-titanium-particles-induce-similar-transcriptomic-changes-in-a-rat-model-for-periprosthetic-osteolysis-and-aseptic-loosening
#19
Mehdi Amirhosseini, Göran Andersson, Per Aspenberg, Anna Fahlgren
Wear debris particles released from prosthetic bearing surfaces and mechanical instability of implants are two main causes of periprosthetic osteolysis. While particle-induced loosening has been studied extensively, mechanisms through which mechanical factors lead to implant loosening have been less investigated. This study compares the transcriptional profiles associated with osteolysis in a rat model for aseptic loosening, induced by either mechanical instability or titanium particles. Rats were exposed to mechanical instability or titanium particles...
December 2017: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794908/unusual-de-novo-partial-trisomy-17p12p11-2-due-to-unbalanced-insertion-into-5p13-1-in-a-severely-affected-boy
#20
Luis Alberto Mendez-Rosado, Araceli Lantigua, Juan Galarza, Ahmed B Hamid Al-Rikabi, Monika Ziegler, Thomas Liehr
Gain of copy numbers can be due to different chromosomal rearrangements such as direct or indirect duplications, translocations, small supernumerary marker chromosomes, or insertions. In a 3-year-old boy with dysmorphic features and developmental delay, chromosome analyses revealed a derivative chromosome 5. Microdissection and reverse fluorescence in situ hybridization identified the in 5p13.1 inserted part as 17p12-p11.2 material. Thus the patient suffered from a rare combination of genomic disorder, that is, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A and Potocki-Lupski syndrome...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
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