Read by QxMD icon Read

spermatogenesis histone methylation

Liming Zheng, Yuanxin Zhai, Na Li, Fanglin Ma, Haijing Zhu, Xiaomin Du, Guangpeng Li, Jinlian Hua
Epigenetic modification plays key roles in spermatogenesis, especially DNA methylation dynamic is important in sustaining normal spermatogenesis. Ten-eleven translocation 1 (Tet1) is not only a key demethylase, which works in specific gene regions, but also crosstalks with partners to regulate epigenetic progress as protein complexes. Dairy goat is an important livestock in China, while the unstable culture system in vitro inhibits optimization of new dairy goat species. The study of epigenetic modification in male germline stem cells (mGSCs) is beneficial to the optimization of adult stem cell culture system in vitro, and the improvement of sperm quality and breeding of selected livestock...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
Na Li, Qiaoyan Shen, Jinlian Hua
In mammals, germ cells guarantee the inheritance of genetic and epigenetic information across generations and are the origin of a new organism. During embryo development, the blastocyst is formed in the early stage, is comprised of an inner cell mass which is pluripotent, and could give rise to the embryonic stem cells (ESCs). The inner cell mass undergoes demethylation processes and will reestablish a methylated state that is similar to that of somatic cells later in epiblast stage. Primordial germ cells (PGCs) will be formed very soon and accompanied by the process of genome-wide demethylation...
2016: Stem Cells International
Ho-Geun Kwak, Naoshi Dohmae
RATIONALE: Post-translational modifications (PTMs) of histones result in changes to transcriptional activities and chromatin remodeling. Lysine 9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is subject to PTMs, such as methylation and acetylation, which influence histone activity during spermatogenesis. Characterization strategies for studying PTMs on H3K9 have been developed to provide epigenetic and proteomic information. Proteomic analysis has been used to limited success to study PTMs on H3K9; however, a comprehensive analytical approach is required to elucidate global patterns of PTMs of H3 variants during spermatogenesis...
September 19, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Rupsha Fraser, Chih-Jen Lin
Gametogenesis (spermatogenesis and oogenesis) is accompanied by the acquisition of gender-specific epigenetic marks, such as DNA methylation, histone modifications and regulation by small RNAs, to form highly differentiated, but transcriptionally silent cell-types in preparation for fertilisation. Upon fertilisation, extensive global epigenetic reprogramming takes place to remove the previously acquired epigenetic marks and produce totipotent zygotic states. It is the aim of this review to delineate the cellular and molecular events involved in maternal, paternal and zygotic epigenetic reprogramming from the time of gametogenesis, through fertilisation, to the initiation of zygotic genome activation for preimplantation embryonic development...
December 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
Naoki Iwamori, Kaoru Tominaga, Tetsuya Sato, Kevin Riehle, Tokuko Iwamori, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Cristian Coarfa, Etsuro Ono, Martin M Matzuk
Splicing can be epigenetically regulated and involved in cellular differentiation in somatic cells, but the interplay of epigenetic factors and the splicing machinery during spermatogenesis remains unclear. To study these interactions in vivo, we generated a germline deletion of MORF-related gene on chromosome 15 (MRG15), a multifunctional chromatin organizer that binds to methylated histone H3 lysine 36 (H3K36) in introns of transcriptionally active genes and has been implicated in regulation of histone acetylation, homology-directed DNA repair, and alternative splicing in somatic cells...
September 13, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Daniel Nettersheim, Isabell Arndt, Rakesh Sharma, Stefanie Riesenberg, Sina Jostes, Simon Schneider, Michael Hölzel, Glen Kristiansen, Hubert Schorle
BACKGROUND: Cancer/testis-antigens (CTAs) are specifically expressed in human malignancies and testis tissue, but their molecular functions are poorly understood. CTAs serve as regulators of gene expression, cell cycle and spermatogenesis, as well as targets for immune-based therapies. The CTA PRAME is expressed in various cancers, antagonises retinoic acid signalling and is regulated by DNA methylation and histone acetylation. METHODS: We analysed the molecular function of the CTA PRAME in primordial germ cells (PGC) and testicular germ cell cancers (GCC)...
August 9, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
Ning Song, Daisuke Endo, Bin Song, Yasuaki Shibata, Takehiko Koji
Mammalian spermatogenesis is a progressive process comprising spermatogonial proliferation, spermatocytic meiosis, and later spermiogenesis, which is considered to be under the regulation of epigenetic parameters. To gain insights into the significance of DNA methylation in early spermatogenesis, 5-azadC was used as a molecular biological tool to mimic the level of DNA methylation in vivo. Since the drug is incorporated into DNA during the S-phase, spermatogonia and spermatocytes would be affected primarily in mouse spermatogenesis...
June 15, 2016: Toxicology
Liming Zheng, Yuanxin Zhai, Na Li, Chongyang Wu, Haijing Zhu, Zhuying Wei, Chunling Bai, Guangpeng Li, Jinlian Hua
OBJECTIVES: Tet (ten-eleven translocation) protein 1 is a key enzyme for DNA demethylation, which modulates DNA methylation and gene transcription. DNA methylation and histone methylation are critical elements in self-renewal of male germline stem cells (mGSCs) and spermatogenesis. mGSCs are the only type of adult stem cells able to achieve intergenerational transfer of genetic information, which is accomplished through differentiated sperm cells. However, numerous epigenetic obstacles including incomplete DNA methylation and histone methylation dynamics make establishment of stable livestock mGSC cell lines difficult...
April 2016: Cell Proliferation
Na Li, Hailong Mu, Liming Zheng, Bo Li, Chongyang Wu, Bowen Niu, Qiaoyan Shen, Xin He, Jinlian Hua
Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2, subunit 3, and structural gene Y-linked (EIF2S3Y) is essential for spermatogenesis in mouse models. However, its effect on embryonic stem (ES) cells remains unknown. In our observation, differentiated ES cells showed higher levels of EIF2S3Y. To further elucidate its role in ES cells, we utilized ES-derived EIF2S3Y-overexpressing cells and found that EIF2S3Y down-regulated the pluripotency state of ES cells, which might be explained by decreased histone methylation levels because of reduced levels of ten-eleven translocation 1 (TET1)...
March 8, 2016: Oncotarget
Serafín Pérez-Cerezales, Priscila Ramos-Ibeas, Angela Lopez-Cardona, Eva Pericuesta, Raúl Fernandez-Gonzalez, Belen Pintado, Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán
The contribution of the contents of spermatozoa to the development of the embryo is currently being considered wider than was previously thought. Recent findings point to the participation of epigenetic marks present in the retained histones of mature spermatozoa on embryo and fetal development. Here we created a novel conditional transgenic mouse that expresses lysine (K) demethylase 1a (Kdm1a) during spermatogenesis when the testicles are subjected to heat stress. Using these animals under these conditions we were able to reduce the methylation level of histone 3 at lysines 4 and 9 (H3K4 and H3K9, respectively) in mature spermatozoa...
December 18, 2015: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Keith Siklenka, Serap Erkek, Maren Godmann, Romain Lambrot, Serge McGraw, Christine Lafleur, Tamara Cohen, Jianguo Xia, Matthew Suderman, Michael Hallett, Jacquetta Trasler, Antoine H F M Peters, Sarah Kimmins
A father's lifetime experiences can be transmitted to his offspring to affect health and development. However, the mechanisms underlying paternal epigenetic transmission are unclear. Unlike in somatic cells, there are few nucleosomes in sperm, and their function in epigenetic inheritance is unknown. We generated transgenic mice in which overexpression of the histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) demethylase KDM1A (also known as LSD1) during spermatogenesis reduced H3K4 dimethylation in sperm. KDM1A overexpression in one generation severely impaired development and survivability of offspring...
November 6, 2015: Science
Junhui An, Jinzhou Qin, Yi Wan, Yaqing Zhang, Yuan Hu, Chunfang Zhang, Wenxian Zeng
Spermatogenesis is a continual process throughout the adult life of a male, which is governed by unique transcriptional regulation and massive alterations of chromatin. Histone modification was one of the underlying epigenetic mechanisms during spermatogenesis. It has been shown that methylation of histone lysine exhibits a distinct distribution in mice during spermatogenesis and some histone lysine methylation is essential for male fertility. However, the dynamic change of methylated histone in porcine testis tissue was largely unknown...
December 2015: Theriogenology
Sezgin Güneş, Tuba Kulaç
Male germ cells have a unique morphology and function to facilitate fertilization. Sperm deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is highly condensed to protect the paternal genome during transfer from male to oocyte. Sperm cells undergo extensive epigenetic modifications during differentiation to become a mature spermatozoon. Epigenetic modifications, including DNA methylation, histone modifications, and chromatin remodeling are substantial regulators of spermatogenesis. DNA hypermethylation is associated with gene silencing...
September 2013: Turkish Journal of Urology
L Fan, G Peng, N Sahgal, L Fazli, M Gleave, Y Zhang, A Hussain, J Qi
The histone demethylase JMJD1A, which controls gene expression by epigenetic regulation of H3K9 methylation marks, functions in diverse activities, including spermatogenesis, metabolism and stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. Here, we found that JMJD1A knockdown in prostate cancer cells antagonizes their proliferation and survival. Profiling array analyses revealed that JMJD1A-dependent genes function in cellular growth, proliferation and survival, and implicated that the c-Myc transcriptional network is deregulated following JMJD1A inhibition...
May 12, 2016: Oncogene
Maria B Garcia-Fabiani, Mauro A Montanaro, Ezequiel Lacunza, Elizabeth R Cattaneo, Rosalind A Coleman, Magali Pellon-Maison, Maria R Gonzalez-Baro
Spermatogenesis is a highly regulated process that involves both mitotic and meiotic divisions, as well as cellular differentiation to yield mature spermatozoa from undifferentiated germinal stem cells. Although Gpat2 was originally annotated as encoding a glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase by sequence homology to Gpat1, GPAT2 is highly expressed in testis but not in lipogenic tissues and is not up-regulated during adipocyte differentiation. New data show that GPAT2 is required for the synthesis of piRNAs (piwi-interacting RNAs), a group of small RNAs that protect the germ cell genome from retrotransposable elements...
October 15, 2015: Biochemical Journal
Lien M Davidson, Kate Millar, Celine Jones, Muhammad Fatum, Kevin Coward
Worldwide obesity rates have nearly doubled since 1980 and currently over 10% of the population is obese. In 2008, over 1.4 billion adults aged 20 years and older had a body mass index or BMI above a healthy weight and of these, over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese. While obesity can have many ramifications upon adult life, one growing area of concern is that of reproductive capacity. Obesity affects male infertility by influencing the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, thus causing detrimental effects upon spermatogenesis and subsequent fertility...
September 2015: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
Lijuan Yang, Xinlei Lian, Wanling Zhang, Jie Guo, Qing Wang, Yaxing Li, Yang Chen, Xingfeng Yin, Pengyuan Yang, Fei Lan, Qing-Yu He, Gong Zhang, Tong Wang
The chromosome-centric human proteome project (C-HPP) has made great progress of finding protein evidence (PE) for missing proteins (PE2-4 proteins defined by the neXtProt), which now becomes an increasingly challenging field. As a majority of samples tested in this field were from adult tissues/cells, the developmental stage specific or relevant proteins could be missed due to biological source availability. We posit that epigenetic interventions may help to partially bypass such a limitation by stimulating the expression of the "silenced" genes in adult cells, leading to the increased chance of finding missing proteins...
September 4, 2015: Journal of Proteome Research
Natasha Zamudio, Joan Barau, Aurélie Teissandier, Marius Walter, Maté Borsos, Nicolas Servant, Déborah Bourc'his
DNA methylation is essential for protecting the mammalian germline against transposons. When DNA methylation-based transposon control is defective, meiotic chromosome pairing is consistently impaired during spermatogenesis: How and why meiosis is vulnerable to transposon activity is unknown. Using two DNA methylation-deficient backgrounds, the Dnmt3L and Miwi2 mutant mice, we reveal that DNA methylation is largely dispensable for silencing transposons before meiosis onset. After this, it becomes crucial to back up to a developmentally programmed H3K9me2 loss...
June 15, 2015: Genes & Development
Andreas C Lawaetz, Kristian Almstrup
Testicular germ cell cancer manifests mainly in young adults as a seminoma or non-seminoma. The solid tumors are preceded by the presence of a non-invasive precursor cell, the carcinoma in situ cell (CIS), which shows great similarity to fetal germ cells. It is therefore hypothesized that the CIS cell is a fetal germ cell that has been arrested during development due to testicular dysgenesis. CIS cells retain a fetal and open chromatin structure, and recently several epigenetic modifiers have been suggested to be involved in testicular dysgenesis in mice...
June 2015: Biomolecular Concepts
Chuan Liu, Peng Qian, Lingling Yang, Lei Zhang, Chunhai Chen, Mindi He, Yonghui Lu, Wei Feng, Min Li, Yanwen Zhang, Min Zhong, Zhengping Yu, Zhou Zhou
The increasing incidence of male reproductive impairments has been associated with di-(2-ethylhexyl)-phthalate (DEHP) exposure. However, mechanisms involved are lacking. We exposed 4-week-old male C57BL/6j mice to DEHP by gavage at 0, 125, 250 or 500 mg/kg body weight/day for 28 consecutive days. Our data showed that pubertal exposure to DEHP induces sperm count reduction as well as histological abnormalities in seminiferous epithelium and apoptosis of post-meiotic germ cells, and these effects are concomitant with reduction of testosterone levels and its steroidogenic gene expression...
April 2016: Archives of Toxicology
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"