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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219199/variable-transcriptional-responsiveness-of-the-p2%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-3-receptor-gene-during-cfa-induced-inflammatory-hyperalgesia
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Paulina Nuñez-Badinez, Hugo Sepúlveda, Emilio Diaz, Wolfgang Greffrath, Rolf-Detlef Treede, Jimmy Stehberg, Martin Montecino, Brigitte van Zundert
The purinergic receptor P2 × 3 (P2 × 3-R) plays important roles in molecular pathways of pain, and reduction of its activity or expression effectively reduces chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain sensation. Inflammation, nerve injury, and cancer-induced pain can increase P2 × 3-R mRNA and/or protein levels in dorsal root ganglia (DRG). However, P2 × 3-R expression is unaltered or even reduced in other pain studies. The reasons for these discrepancies are unknown and might depend on the applied traumatic intervention or on intrinsic factors such as age, gender, genetic background and/or epigenetics...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179259/roles-of-histone-h3-5-in-human-spermatogenesis-and-spermatogenic-disorders
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K Shiraishi, A Shindo, A Harada, H Kurumizaka, H Kimura, Y Ohkawa, H Matsuyama
Histone H3.5 (H3.5) is a newly identified histone variant highly expressed in the human testis. We have reported the crystal structure, instability of the H3.5 nucleosome and accumulation around transcription start sites, mainly in primary spermatocytes, but its role in human spermatogenesis remains poorly understood. Testicular biopsy specimens from 30 men (mean age: 35 years) with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) who underwent microdissection testicular sperm extraction and 23 men with obstructive azoospermia (OA) were included...
November 27, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173164/epigenetic-mechanisms-role-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-lineage-commitment-and-differentiation
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Sanjeev Raghuwanshi, Swati Dahariya, Ravinder Kandi, Usha Gutti, Ram Babu Undi, Durga Shankar Sharma, Narasaiah Kovuru, Itishri Sahu, Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Raja Gopal Venakata Saladi, Ravi Kumar Gutti
Major breakthroughs in last several decades have contributed to our knowledge of the genetic regulation in development. Although epigenetics is not a new concept, unfortunately, the role of epigenetics has not come to fruition in large past. But the field of epigenetics has exploded within the past decade. Now, growing evidences show a complex network of epigenetic regulation in development. The epigenetic makeup of a cell, tissue or individual is much more complex than their genetic complement. Epigenetic modifications are more important for normal development by maintaining the gene expression pattern in tissue- and context- specific manner...
November 22, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155979/epigenetic-editing-of-the-dlg4-psd95-gene-improves-cognition-in-aged-and-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
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Fernando J Bustos, Estibaliz Ampuero, Nur Jury, Rodrigo Aguilar, Fahimeh Falahi, Jorge Toledo, Juan Ahumada, Jaclyn Lata, Paula Cubillos, Berta Henríquez, Miguel V Guerra, Jimmy Stehberg, Rachael L Neve, Nibaldo C Inestrosa, Ursula Wyneken, Marco Fuenzalida, Steffen Härtel, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Lorena Varela-Nallar, Marianne G Rots, Martin Montecino, Brigitte van Zundert
The Dlg4 gene encodes for post-synaptic density protein 95 (PSD95), a major synaptic protein that clusters glutamate receptors and is critical for plasticity. PSD95 levels are diminished in ageing and neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease. The epigenetic mechanisms that (dys)regulate transcription of Dlg4/PSD95, or other plasticity genes, are largely unknown, limiting the development of targeted epigenome therapy. We analysed the Dlg4/PSD95 epigenetic landscape in hippocampal tissue and designed a Dlg4/PSD95 gene-targeting strategy: a Dlg4/PSD95 zinc finger DNA-binding domain was engineered and fused to effector domains to either repress (G9a, Suvdel76, SKD) or activate (VP64) transcription, generating artificial transcription factors or epigenetic editors (methylating H3K9)...
November 16, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150847/chronic-sun-exposure-is-associated-with-distinct-histone-acetylation-changes-in-human-skin
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S Ding, J Chen, Q Zeng, J Lu, L Tan, A Guo, J Kang, S Yang, Y Xiang, C Zuo, J Huang
BACKGROUND: Photoaging is attributed to continuous sunlight or artificial UV exposure and manifests the clinical and histological changes of skin. Epigenetic changes have been found to be involved in the pathogenesis of photoaging. However, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. OBJECTIVES: To analyse histone modification patterns in sun-exposed and non-exposed skins, and identify the abnormally histone modified-genes related to photoaging. METHODS: Skin biopsies were collected both from the outer forearm (sun-exposed area) and the buttock (sun-protected area) in 20 healthy middle-aged female volunteers...
November 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138005/distinct-hypoxic-regulation-of-preadipocyte-factor-1-pref-1-in-preadipocytes-and-mature-adipocytes
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Yunwon Moon, Seongyeol Lee, Bongju Park, Hyunsung Park
Preadipocyte factor-1 (Pref-1) is a secretory soluble protein, which exerts pleiotropic effects on maintenance of cancer stem cell characteristics and commitment of mesenchymal stem cell lineages by inhibiting adipogenesis. Observations that obesity renders the microenvironment of adipose tissues hypoxic and that hypoxia inhibits adipogenesis lead us to investigate whether hypoxia increases the expression of anti-adipogenic Pref-1 in preadipocytes, mature adipocytes, and adipose tissues from obese mouse. In 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, hypoxia induces Pref-1 by a hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1)-dependent mechanism accompanied by increase in the levels of the active histone mark, acetylated H3K9/14 (H3K9/14Ac)...
November 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129676/exercise-enhances-cognitive-function-and-neurotrophin-expression-in-the-hippocampus-accompanied-by-changes-in-epigenetic-programming-in-senescence-accelerated-mice
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Hiroshi Maejima, Naohiko Kanemura, Takanori Kokubun, Kenji Murata, Kiyomi Takayanagi
Aerobic exercise is known to increase expression of neurotrophins, particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), in the hippocampus and to improve cognitive function. Exercise exerts neuroprotective effects in the hippocampus by inducing epigenetic changes, which play crucial roles in aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Specifically, the activity levels of histone acetyltransferases (HATs) and histone deacetylases (HDACs) regulate histone acetylation and modulate gene transcription. The objective of the present study was to assess the interactive effects of exercise and aging on cognitive function, expression of neurotrophins (BDNF and neurotrophin-4) and their receptors (tyrosine receptor kinase B and p75), and epigenetic regulations, including the activity of HATs and HADCs in the hippocampus...
November 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113254/epigenetic-analysis-of-fhl1-tumor-suppressor-gene-in-human-liver-cancer
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Jun Wang, Fang Huang, Jian Huang, Jindan Kong, Shenglan Liu, Jun Jin
Liver cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among human malignancies. Four and a half LIM domains 1 (FHL1), as a tumor suppressor gene, is frequently downregulated in multiple types of human cancer. However, the role and specific mechanisms of FHL1 as a tumor suppressor in liver cancer are poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the role and associated mechanisms of FHL1 in human liver cancer. The level of FHL1 mRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissue specimens and cell lines derived from the human liver was determined using reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074290/epigenetic-effects-of-physical-activity-in-elderly-patients-with-cardiovascular-disease
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REVIEW
Rina Recchioni, Fiorella Marcheselli, Roberto Antonicelli, Emanuela Mensà, Raffaella Lazzarini, Antonio Domenico Procopio, Fabiola Olivieri
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important public health problem affecting especially the elderly. Over the past 20years, an increasing number of studies have examined its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms and new therapies are continually being discovered. However, despite considerable progress in CVD management, mortality and morbidity remain a major healthcare concern, and frequent hospital admissions compromise the daily life and social activities of these patients. Physical activity has emerged as an important non-pharmacological adjunctive therapy for CVD in older patients, especially for heart failure patients, exerting its beneficial effects on mortality, morbidity, and functional capacity...
October 23, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049850/-epigenetic-control-of-early-neurodegenerative-events-in-diabetic-retinopathy-by-the-histone-deacetylase-sirt6
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María A Zorrilla-Zubilete, Ada Yeste, Francisco J Quintana, Debra Toiber, Raul Mostoslavsky, Dafne M Silberman
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the common complications associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) and the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Recent research has demonstrated that DR is not only a microvascular disease but may be a result of neurodegenerative processes. Moreover, glucose-induced neuron and glial cell damage may occur shortly after the onset of diabetes which makes the disease hard to diagnose at early stages. SIRT6, a NAD-dependent sirtuin deacylase, modulates aging, energy metabolism and neurodegeneration...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037228/neuroepigenetic-mechanisms-in-disease
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REVIEW
Michael A Christopher, Stephanie M Kyle, David J Katz
Epigenetics allows for the inheritance of information in cellular lineages during differentiation, independent of changes to the underlying genetic sequence. This raises the question of whether epigenetic mechanisms also function in post-mitotic neurons. During the long life of the neuron, fluctuations in gene expression allow the cell to pass through stages of differentiation, modulate synaptic activity in response to environmental cues, and fortify the cell through age-related neuroprotective pathways. Emerging evidence suggests that epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation and histone modification permit these dynamic changes in gene expression throughout the life of a neuron...
October 16, 2017: Epigenetics & Chromatin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025858/histone-modifications-regulate-the-developmental-expression-of-human-hepatic-ugt1a1
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Ya-Li Nie, Xiang-Guang Meng, Jing-Yang Liu, Liang Yan, Pei Wang, Hong-Zheng Bi, Quan-Cheng Kan, Li-Rong Zhang
Human UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1A1 (UGT1A1) is a unique enzyme involved in bilirubin conjugation. We previously characterized the hepatic expression of transcription factors affecting UGT1A1 expression during development. Accordingly, in this study, we characterized the ontogenetic expression of hepatic UGT1A1 from the perspective of epigenetic regulation. We observed significant histone-3-lysine-4 dimethylation (H3K4me2) enrichment in the adult liver and histone-3-lysine-27 trimethylation (H3K27me3) enrichment in the fetal liver, indicating that dynamic alterations of histone methylation were associated with ontogenetic UGT1A1 expression...
October 12, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018479/epigenetic-regulation-of-cellular-senescence-and-aging
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REVIEW
Corinne Sidler, Olga Kovalchuk, Igor Kovalchuk
Aging is characterized by functional decline of diverse organs and an increased risk for several diseases. Therefore, a high interest exists in understanding the molecular mechanisms that stimulate aging at all levels, from cells and tissues to organs and organisms, in order to develop ways to promote healthy aging. While many molecular and biochemical mechanisms are already understood in some detail, the role of changes in epigenetic regulation has only begun to be considered in recent years. The age-dependent global reduction in heterochromatin, along with site-specific changes in the patterns of DNA methylation and modification of histones, have been observed in several aging model systems...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017914/the-roles-of-class-i-histone-deacetylases-hdacs-in-memory-learning-and-executive-cognitive-functions-a-review
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REVIEW
Claudia Schmauss
Coordinated changes in gene expression are critical for synaptic plasticity supporting learning, memory, and optimal cognitive task performance. These gene expression changes are not only mediated by signaling pathways that activate transcription factors, but also by chromatin modifications that influence the accessibility of the transcriptional machinery to specific genomic regions. During the past decade, evidence accumulated that alterations in chromatin-based epigenetic regulation of gene expression are linked to cognitive dysfunctions in the ageing or neurodegenerating brain as well as to cognitive dysfunctions resulting from chronic stress exposure...
October 7, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988828/epigenetics-and-cardiovascular-regenerative-medicine-in-the-elderly
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REVIEW
Sarah Costantino, Giovanni G Camici, Shafeeq Ahmed Mohammed, Massimo Volpe, Thomas F Lüscher, Francesco Paneni
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a recognized age-dependent condition whose incidence is set to increase due to the gradual aging of the population. Moreover, ischemic cardiovascular diseases (i.e. stroke, myocardial infarction, critical limb ischemia) requiring blood vessel growth are associated with a worse outcome in elderly patients. Therefore, understanding the molecular cues regulating the vascular repair process is of paramount importance to prevent undesirable cardiovascular complications in this setting...
September 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984297/expression-patterns-of-class-i-histone-deacetylases-in-osteosarcoma-a-novel-prognostic-marker-with-potential-therapeutic-implications
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Parunya Chaiyawat, Dumnoensun Pruksakorn, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Pimpisa Teeyakasem, Jeerawan Klangjorhor, Jongkolnee Settakorn
Epigenetic aberrations are recognized as having pivotal roles in cancer etiology and progression. Histone deacetylases are among the most studied epigenetic modulators in various cancer types. The expression levels of class I histone deacetylase isoforms 1, 2, and 3 in patient-derived primary osteosarcoma cells (6 cases) was investigated, comparing them to normal bone graft-derived osteoblasts (6 cases) using the immunoblotting technique. Expression profiles of histone deacetylases in high-grade osteosarcoma tissue of 89 patients were examined and their association with clinicopathologic parameters and the patient survival was evaluated...
October 6, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976920/chronic-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-thc-exposure-differently-affects-histone-modifications-in-the-adolescent-and-adult-rat-brain
#17
Pamela Prini, Federica Penna, Emanuele Sciuccati, Tiziana Alberio, Tiziana Rubino
Adolescence represents a vulnerable period for the psychiatric consequences of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ⁸-THC) exposure, however, the molecular underpinnings of this vulnerability remain to be established. Histone modifications are emerging as important epigenetic mechanisms involved in the etiopathogenesis of psychiatric diseases, thus, we investigated the impact of chronic Δ⁸-THC exposure on histone modifications in different brain areas of female rats. We checked histone modifications associated to both transcriptional repression (H3K9 di- and tri-methylation, H3K27 tri-methylation) and activation (H3K9 and H3K14 acetylation) after adolescent and adult chronic Δ⁸-THC exposure in the hippocampus, nucleus accumbens, and amygdala...
October 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968025/-the-role-of-interactions-of-transposons-with-epigenetic-factors-in-the-aging-process
#18
R N Mustafin, E K Khusnutdinova
The review considers modern theories of aging mechanisms and data on epigenetic regulation of ontogenesis. Transposons may be the material bases of the epigenetic control system, their movements affect the differentiation of cells and can cause genomic instability. Control systems aimed at protecting against foreign DNA (splicing machine, microRNA processing) became the basis of regulatory networks of genomes underlying cell differentiation. Transposon sequences are the basis for non-coding RNAs that suppress the expression of the transposons themselves and protein-coding genes at the posttranscriptional level, as well as by altering the activity of methyltransferases and modifying the histone modification...
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967098/epigenetic-regulation-of-melatonin-receptors-in-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Sarra G Bahna, Lennard P Niles
Melatonin, the primary indoleamine hormone of the mammalian pineal gland, is known to have a plethora of neuroregulatory, neuroprotective and other properties. Melatonergic signaling is mediated by its two G protein-coupled receptors, MT1 and MT2 , which are widely expressed in the mammalian CNS. Melatonin levels and receptor expression often show a decrease during normal aging, and this reduction may be accelerated in some disease states. Depleted melatonergic signaling has been associated with neuropsychiatric dysfunction and impairments in cognition, memory, neurogenesis and neurorestorative processes...
October 2, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964938/impact-of-dna-methylation-programming-on-normal-and-pre-leukemic-hematopoiesis
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REVIEW
Jens Langstein, Michael D Milsom, Daniel B Lipka
Epigenome regulation is a critical mechanism that governs cell identity, lineage specification and developmental cell fates. With the advent of low-input and single-cell technologies as well as sophisticated cell labeling techniques, our understanding of transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of hematopoiesis is currently undergoing dramatic changes. Increasingly, evidence suggests that the epigenome conformation acts as a critical decision-making mechanism that instructs self-renewal, differentiation and developmental fates of hematopoietic progenitor cells...
September 27, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
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