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Schroedingers book What is Life? is widely credited for having played a crucial role in development of molecular and cellular biology. My essay revisits the issues raised by this book from the modern perspective of epigenetics and systems biology. I contrast two classes of potential mechanisms of epigenetic stability: epigenetic templating and systems biology approaches, and consider them from the point of view expressed by Schroedinger. I also discuss how quantum entanglement, a nonclassical feature of quantum mechanics, can help to address the problem of small numbers that led Schroedinger to promote the idea of a molecular code-script for explaining the stability of biological order.
Epigenetic modifications such as histone post-transcriptional modifications and DNA methylation organize the DNA in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells and are critical for the spatio-temporal regulation of gene expression. These epigenetic modifications are reversible and precisely regulated by epigenetic enzymes. In addition to genetic mutations, epigenetic modifications are highly disrupted in cancer relative to normal tissues. Many epigenetic alterations (epi-mutations) are associated with aberrations in the expression and/or activity of epigenetic enzymes. Thus, epigenetic regulators have emerged as prime targets for cancer therapy. Currently, several inhibitors of epigenetic enzymes (epi-drugs) have been approved for use in the clinic to treat cancer patients with hematological malignancies. However, one potential disadvantage of epi-drugs is their lack of locus-selective specificity, which may result in the over-expression of undesirable parts of the genome. The emerging and rapidly growing field of
A series of studies aimed at developing methods and systems of analyzing epigenetic information in cells and in cell networks, as well as that of genetic information, was examined to expand our understanding of how living systems are determined. Because cells are minimum units reflecting epigenetic information, which is considered to map the history of a parallel-processing recurrent network of biochemical reactions, their behaviors cannot be explained by considering only conventional DNA information-processing events. The role of epigenetic information on cells, which complements their genetic information, was inferred by comparing predictions from genetic information with cell behaviour observed under conditions chosen to reveal adaptation processes, population effects and community effects. A system of analyzing epigenetic information was developed starting from the twin complementary viewpoints of cell regulation as an
Epigenetics is the study of cellular and physiological phenotypic trait variations that result from external or environmental factors that switch genes on and off and affect how cells express genes. Epigenetic research seeks to describe dynamic alterations in the transcriptional potential of a cell.. Mechanisms that produce such changes are DNA methylation and histone modification, each of which alters how genes are expressed without altering the underlying DNA sequence. Gene expression can be controlled through the action of repressor proteins that attach to silencer regions of the DNA. These epigenetic changes may last through cell divisions for the duration of the cells life, and may also last for multiple generations even though they do not involve changes in the underlying DNA sequence of the organism; instead, non-genetic factors cause the organisms genes to behave differently.. Epigenetics is important for cellular differentiation, embryology, the regulation of gene expression, aging, ...
Several recent studies from the field of epigenetics have combined chromatin-immunoprecipitation (ChIP) with next-generation high-throughput sequencing technologies to describe the locations of histone post-translational modifications (PTM) and DNA methylation genome-wide. While these reports begin to quench the chromatin biologists thirst for visualizing where in the genome epigenetic marks are placed, they also illustrate several advantages of sequencing based genomics compared to microarray analysis. Accordingly, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are now challenging microarrays as the tool of choice for genome analysis. The increased affordability of comprehensive sequence-based genomic analysis will enable new questions to be addressed in many areas of biology. It is inevitable that massively-parallel sequencing platforms will supercede the microarray for many applications, however, there are niches for microarrays to fill and interestingly we may very well witness a symbiotic ...
Offered by 멜버른 대학교. While the human genome sequence has transformed our understanding of human biology, it isnt just the sequence of your DNA that matters, but also how you use it! How are some genes activated and others are silenced? How is this controlled? The answer is epigenetics. Epigenetics has been a hot topic for research over the past decade as it has become clear that aberrant epigenetic control contributes to disease (particularly to cancer). Epigenetic alterations are heritable through cell division, and in some instances are able to behave similarly to mutations in terms of their stability. Importantly, unlike genetic mutations, epigenetic modifications are reversible and therefore have the potential to be manipulated therapeutically. It has also become clear in recent years that epigenetic modifications are sensitive to the environment (for example diet), which has sparked a large amount of public debate and research. This course will give an introduction to the
Epigenetic mechanisms are essential for normal growth and development for the preservation of gene expression patterns in mammalian specific tissues. Global changes in the epigenetic land scape are a sign of cancer. Cancer is considered as one of the genetic diseases, but it has recently become clear that epigenetic alterations have been implicated in the progression and initiation of cancer. Recent advances in the rapidly evolving field of epigenetic cancer have revealed a general reprogramming of all components of epigenetic cancer machines, such as histone modifications, DNA methylation and non-coding RNAs, in particular microRNA expression as well as the positioning of the nucleosome. The reversible nature of epigenetic aberrations has led to the manifestation of potential exposures of epigenetic therapy that is improving with the current FDA approval for some epigenetic drugs for cancer treatment. In B cell lymphomas, epigenetic mutations and perturbations of the epigenetic structure are ...
This conference aims to include cutting edge technologies for approaching the biological questions of Chromatin regulation, Chromatin dynamics, Signalling to chromatin, Nuclear architecture and dynamics, Developmental epigenetics, Epigenomics, Epigenetics and human diseases, Genome stability, Environmental epigenetics and Transgenerational inheritance.
Epigenetic alterations play major roles in establishing and maintaining aberrant gene expression profiles in cancer cells. Epigenetics is defined by molecular mechanisms, such as DNA methylation, histone modifications, nucleosome occupancy, and miRNA, that are involved in heritable gene expression patterns (1). Advances in epigenetics have revealed the importance and the diversity of epigenetic proteins encompassing more than 300 enzymes and regulators (2, 3). In cancer, the epigenome is characterized by hundreds of epigenetic abnormalities occurring at DNA methylation and chromatin levels. These epigenetic aberrations are caused by altered expression or mutations in epigenetic enzymes and regulators, which are implicated in unlimited cell proliferation, loss of cell differentiation, resistance to apoptosis, and metastasis (1, 4, 5). A well-known example of epigenetic reprogramming in cancer cells is the silencing of tumor suppressor genes (TSG) and the activation of oncogenes (5). TSG silencing ...
Rowat, A. C. ; Weitz, D. A. Understanding epigenetic regulation: Tracking protein levels across multiple generations of cells. European Physical Journal-Special Topics 2009, 178, 71-80.
Epigenetic mechanisms play an important role in the control of gene expression. Modification to the packaging of DNA is believed to allow a more open or closed structure and influences association of the transcriptional machinery with the genetic material. The most characterised examples of epigenetic mechanisms to date in mammalian cells include DNA methylation of cytosine and post-translational modifications to the core histone proteins of the nucleosome (reviewed in [1]), though other epigenetic mechanisms are known to exist. Nevertheless, little is known regarding exactly how these two processes act to regulate gene expression.. The transcriptome of a cell is tightly regulated by epigenetic mechanisms to allow correct gene expression patterns at appropriate time points. The dynamic changes in gene expression required during the proliferation, differentiation and commitment of specific cell types are associated with specific epigenetic alterations. In order to simplify the description of this ...
Background Epigenetic modifications are recognized to correlate with adjustments in gene appearance among various illnesses including malignancies. data in TCGA lung malignancies. It considers a thorough set of 1424 features spanning the four types of CpG methylation histone H3 methylation adjustment nucleotide structure and conservation. Several feature selection and classification strategies are in comparison to select the greatest model over 10-flip cross-validation in working out data set. Outcomes A greatest model comprising 67 features is normally selected by ReliefF structured feature selection and arbitrary forest classification technique with AUC = 0.864 from the 10-flip cross-validation of the schooling AUC and place = 0.836 in the testing place. The chosen features cover all data types with histone H3 Rabbit Polyclonal to MAP3K7 (phospho-Thr187). methylation adjustment (32 features) and CpG methylation (15 features) getting most abundant. One of the dropping-off lab tests of specific ...
Heres a question thats been bothering me: how could one demonstrate the extent of epigenetic inheritance in humans? Any easy look at heritability is confounded by genetic effects. Heres my experiment: Id need a number of genetically identical sperm with different epigenetic profiles and a number of genetically identical eggs with different epigenetic profiles (and assume I know these genome-wide profiles). I make me a bunch of twins, and determine their genome-wide epigenetic profile at some stage of development. Any correlation between the epigenetics of the children and the epigenetics of the parents would be most parsimoniously explained by epigenetic inheritance. This is probably both technically and ethically impossible, so is there any other way ...
Non-invasive prenatal testing of trisomy 21 (T21) is being actively investigated using fetal-specific epigenetic markers (EPs) that are present in maternal plasma. Recently, 12 EPs on chromosome 21 were identified based on tissue-specific epigenetic characteristics between placenta and blood, and demonstrated excellent clinical performance in the non-invasive detection of fetal T21. However, the disease-specific epigenetic characteristics of the EPs have not been established. Therefore, we validated the disease-specific epigenetic characteristics of these EPs for use in non-invasive detection of fetal T21. We performed a high-resolution tiling array analysis of human chromosome 21 using a methyl-CpG binding domain-based protein (MBD) method with whole blood samples from non-pregnant normal women, whole blood samples from pregnant normal women, placenta samples of normal fetuses, and placenta samples of T21 fetuses. Tiling array results were validated by bisulfite direct sequencing and qPCR. Among 12 EPs
TY - JOUR. T1 - Epigenetic basis for fetal origins of age-related disease. AU - Thompson, Reid F.. AU - Einstein, Francine H.. PY - 2010/3/1. Y1 - 2010/3/1. N2 - The current concept of fetal origins of adult diseases describes in utero programming, or adaptation to a spectrum of adverse environmental conditions that ultimately leads to increased susceptibility to age-related diseases (e.g., type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease) later in life. Although the precise mechanism of this biological memory remains unclear, mounting evidence suggests an epigenetic basis. The increased susceptibility to chronic disease and involvement of multiple organ systems that is observed is analogous to the decline in resistance to disease that is typical of normal aging. Although the cumulative environment over the course of a lifetime can induce increasing epigenetic dysregulation, we propose that adverse events that occur during early development can induce significant additional dysregulation of the ...
Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression that are not caused by changes in DNA sequence. Since epigenetic modifications are reversible, the goal of epigenetic therapy is to reverse the abnormal alternations in cancer cells and induce tumor suppressor genes reactivation, leading to cancer cell differentiation and cell death. Thus, epigenetic enzymes are attractive drug targets in the field of drug discovery. Many known anti-cancer drugs are derived from natural compounds and there have been reports of natural compounds modulating epigenetic activity. Therefore, it would be of interest to screen natural compounds as potential epigenetic drugs. We screened 3040 natural compounds and derivatives by measuring GFP expression in the YB5 cell line, a colon cancer cell line generated by stably transfecting SW48 cells with a vector containing GFP driven by a methylated and silenced CMV promoter. GFP re-expression can be achieved by known epigenetic drugs that lead to demethylation ...
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most aggressive cancers worldwide and is known to develop through a stepwise process involving the accumulation of several genetic and epigenetic alterations. Furthermore, numerous studies have highlighted the significant role that certain epigenetic enzymes play in CRC pathogenesis, particularly those that govern chromatin components in the promoter regions of tumor suppressors and oncogenes. Here, we delineate the relationship between CRC-associated epigenetic marks, their modifying enzymes, and the classification of CRC into distinct molecular pathways or subtypes. Moreover, we discuss some of the most prominent methyltransferases, demethylases, acetyltransferases, and deacetylases, which have been targeted for preclinical and clinical CRC treatment. Notably, inhibitors against these epigenetic enzymes are a promising new class of anticancer drugs, with several obtaining Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of blood and solid tumors. By
TY - JOUR. T1 - Mechanisms of abnormal gene expression in tumor cells.. AU - El-Osta, Assam. PY - 2006/1/1. Y1 - 2006/1/1. N2 - Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in critical nuclear processes such as transcriptional control, genome stability, replication and repair. Recent evidence suggests that changes in the epigenetic repertoire can drive tumorigenesis. This review examines the latest experimental evidence that questions the mechanisms underlying the consequence of epigenetic changes in gene regulation and cancer development.. AB - Epigenetic mechanisms are involved in critical nuclear processes such as transcriptional control, genome stability, replication and repair. Recent evidence suggests that changes in the epigenetic repertoire can drive tumorigenesis. This review examines the latest experimental evidence that questions the mechanisms underlying the consequence of epigenetic changes in gene regulation and cancer development.. UR - ...
TY - CHAP. T1 - Targeting Epigenetics in the Development of New Diagnostic Applications-Lessons from Autoimmune Diseases. AU - Chen, Hui Min. AU - Chedin, Frederic. AU - Chang, Christopher. AU - Leung, Patrick S. PY - 2015/2/17. Y1 - 2015/2/17. N2 - Epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation and histone modifications, account for a highly sophisticated regulatory system that is fundamental to the regulation of many cellular processes, including gene and microRNA expression, DNA-protein interactions, suppression of transposable element mobility, cellular differentiation, embryogenesis, X-chromosome inactivation, and genomic imprinting. Extensive data has shown that epigenetic changes are associated with multiple human diseases. In the context of autoimmune diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and multiple sclerosis (MS), evidence suggests that epigenetic changes may in fact play a causal role in the pathophysiology of these disorders. ...
The proceedings from this meeting have been published today as a supplement in Clinical Epigenetics, including abstracts from talks by Adrian Bird (University of Edinburgh) on DNA methylation in a rare form of autism, Jason Carroll (University of Cambridge) on FoxA1 inhibition in ER+ breast cancer, and Charles Craddock (University of Birmingham) on clinical trials for epigenetic drugs.. As our knowledge of the epigenetic basis of diseases increases so does our chances of discovering potential therapeutic targets. This was the focus of many of the presentations at the meeting with speakers discussing the identification of transcription factors, proteins, receptors and pathways that could be targets for epigenetic drugs, or where drugs are already going into Phase-I trials. The day had a strong emphasis on leukemia, with over half of the talks discussing hematological malignancies. The day opened with talks covering basic biology, mostly on CpG island methylation, which is typically enhanced in ...
Epigenetic alterations are considered as any changes in the gene function that are heritable and do not involve a change in nucleotide sequence of DNA. Epigenetic changes participate in crucial biological processes such as X-chromosome inactivation, genomic imprinting, cell reprogramming during differentiation, and regulation of gene expression in eukaryotic organisms. In contrast to genetic changes that are very stable and strict, epigenetic changes can be reversible and highly dynamic, playing a major role in cellular regulating processes. In fact various epigenetic mechanisms control the accessibility of DNA to transcription factors and enzymes by affecting the chromatin conformation. Three main mechanisms for epigenetic regulation of gene expression are DNA methylation, histone modifications, and RNA mediated gene silencing (1, 2).. DNA methylation is the most common epigenetic change that plays a critical role in regulating gene expression. This modification is brought about by the addition ...
The relationship between genotoxicity and cancer has been extensively demonstrated and is well accepted; however, the role of epigenetic regulators that are involved in genotoxic events and carcinogenic processes is less understood. Epigenetic mechanisms are known to play important roles in carcinogenesis, and connections between epigenetics and DNA damage and repair have been reported. This mini review discusses some of the known relationships between epigenetic mechanisms and DNA damage, focusing on DNA methylation, histone modification, and microRNAs. Examples include: (i) preferential binding of reactive chemicals or metabolites to methylated cytosines at mutational hotspots that lead to carcinogenesis, (ii) histone modifications that affect chromatin structure, resulting in altered accessibility of DNA to damaging agents and/or DNA repair machinery and/or recruitment of DNA repair machinery to sites of damage, and (iii) changes in abundance of microRNAs that regulate the expression of ...
As a leading supplier of high quality antibodies validated for use in multiplexed assays, Creative Diagnostics recently launches epigenetics antibodies to global academic, pharmaceutical and biotech communities for specific and reproducible epigenetic target detection. Now highly specific antibodies are available at Creative Diagnostics to most histone modifications validated in CHIP.. In 1957, Conrad Waddington coined a term Epigenetics to describe how a gene interacts with its surrounding to produce a phenotype. Since then, people use Epigenetic to define a phenomenon that changes the final outcome of gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence. In recent decades, the mechanism of Epigenetics can be mainly classified into three groups: DNA Methylation, Histone modification and noncoding RNA.. DNA Methylation is one of the most broadly studied and well-characterized epigenetic modifications mechanisms, which usually occurs at cytosine-phosphate-guanosine (CpG) islands by adding ...
Epigenetic modifications are defined as heritable changes in gene expression that do not require changes in the DNA sequence. They cause interruption of the normal gene function resulting in changes on a metabolic level. The main mechanisms of epigenetic control in mammals are DNA methylation, histone modifications, and RNA interference (RNA silencing).. Recent studies have linked a number of disease conditions including cancer to epigenetic modification and the ability of nutrition to cause epigenetic modification that directly impacts on the disease.. A study published by Manel Esteller, Director of Epigenetics and Cancer Biology, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), revealed that one in four human tumors contain genetic polyorphisms that cause epigenetic changes that modify the expression of neighboring genes. This work represents a Herculean effort to analyze by bioinformatics a lot of biological information. To be exact, we have studied a million genetic changes in relation ...
Exposure to cigarette smoke (CS) is a major threat to human health worldwide. It is well established that smoking increases the risk of respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and different forms of cancer, including lung, liver, and colon. CS-triggered inflammation is considered to play a central role in various pathologies by a mechanism that stimulates the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. During this process, epigenetic alterations are known to play important roles in the specificity and duration of gene transcription. Epigenetic alterations include three major modifications: DNA modifications via methylation; various posttranslational modifications of histones, namely, methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation, and ubiquitination; and non-coding RNA sequences. These modifications work in concert to regulate gene transcription in a heritable fashion. The enzymes that regulate these epigenetic modifications can be activated by smoking, which further mediates the expression of multiple
Washington State University researchers say environmental factors are having an underappreciated effect on the course of disease and evolution by prompting genetic mutations through epigenetics, a process by which genes are turned on and off independent of an organisms DNA sequence.
Cardiovascular disease is the single largest cause of death in the western world and its incidence is on the rise globally. Atherosclerosis, characterized by the development of atheromatus plaque, can trigger luminal narrowing and upon rupture result in myocardial infarction or ischemic stroke. Epigenetic phenomena are a focus of considerable research interest due to the role they play in gene regulation. Epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation and histone acetylation have been identified as potential drug targets in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. miRNAs are known to play a role in gene silencing, which has been widely investigated in cancer. In comparison, the role they play in cardiovascular disease and plaque rupture is not well understood. Nutritional epigenetic modifiers from dietary components, for instance sulforaphane found in broccoli, have been shown to suppress the pro-inflammatory response through transcription factor activation. This review will discuss current and potential
This book will provide an overview of basic epigenetic phenomena; interaction between epigenetic and genetic factors; and the influence of epigenetic factors on inheritance. Epigenetic states may contribute to the penetrance of genetic polymorphisms or mutations and thereby modify inheritance patterns. This may result in non‐Mendelian inheritance of genetic traits such as observed in common human disease. The relationship between epigenetics and genetics, however, has not been comprehensively summarized yet. The topic is being more and more appreciated lately due to considerable advances in genomic and epigenomic approaches to study the origins of human disease. The editors will focus not only on describing epigenetic characteristics, mechanisms and results, but also on how considerations of epigenetics can alter interpretation and analysis of risks for complex traits. This book will be a resource for those who have been working in human genetics or analysis of human genetic data and are ...
Whats intriguing about epimutations is that even though they do not change the DNA, these changes can be transmitted from one cell to its daughter cells, a process called epigenetic somatic inheritance. Theres another level of inheritance, which happens when such epigenetic changes are passed on from one generation of individuals to the next. This is a very intriguing concept because, since epigenetic changes dont affect the DNA, it is a non-Mendelian type of inheritance. Also, this type of inheritance is non-obvious because of a caveat called epigenetic reprogramming: all epigenetic marks are generally erased during gametogenesis and early embryogenesis so that the cells that will make a new individual can start afresh. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense: embryonic stem cells have the potential to become any kind of cell line and hence they have to start from an epigenetic clean slate. So, in order for epigenetic inheritance to occur, an epimutation must escape epigenetic ...
Epigenetic phenomena, such as DNA methylation, histone modifications, changes in chromatin structure or effects of non coding RNAs, affect gene expression and thus are expected to have important effects on phenotypes. The phenotypic diversity of a population is the result of both genetic and epigenetic variations, with epigenetics accounting for a portion of the variability of complex traits that is linked to interactions with the environment [1, 2]. The real contribution of epigenetics to phenotypic variation remains to be evaluated, but it is an attractive new path in animal breeding that might help to explain the missing causality of complex traits [3]. In recent years, a growing number of studies have shown that epigenetic information can be transmitted across generations. In particular, the intergenerational transmission of DNA methylation and the influence of epigenetic marks on phenotype variability has been clearly established in plants [4]. These phenomena could also partly explain the ...
There is increasing evidence, particularly from plants, that epigenetic mechanisms can contribute to environmental adaptation and evolution. The present article provides an overview on this topic for animals and highlights the special suitability of clonal, invasive, hybrid, polyploid, and domesticated species for environmental and evolutionary epigenetics. Laboratory and field studies with asexually reproducing animals have shown that epigenetically diverse phenotypes can be produced from the same genome either by developmental stochasticity or environmental induction. The analysis of invasions revealed that epigenetic phenotype variation may help to overcome genetic barriers typically associated with invasions such as bottlenecks and inbreeding. Research with hybrids and polyploids established that epigenetic mechanisms are involved in consolidation of speciation by contributing to reproductive isolation and restructuring of the genome in the neo-species. Epigenetic mechanisms may even have ...
Epigenetics: interaction of DNA methylation and chromatin Epigenetics is a field where advances are being made daily. Epigenetics is defined as
The mission of the Genomics, Genetics and Epigenetics Program is to be a preeminent national and international hub for groundbreaking cancer genomic and genetic/epigenetic research by making field-changing discoveries, developing impactful novel analytical tools, and translating these discoveries into new therapies and diagnostic tests. Members of the Genomics, Genetics and Epigenetics Program study all aspects of gene alterations in cancer with the goal of translating this knowledge into new drugs, novel therapeutic strategies, and novel diagnostic tests. These studies include the discovery of mutations in genes and DNA that cause cancer; analysis of genomic changes and their functional consequences on gene expression; characterization of mechanisms that control protein production from genes; epigenetics; protein structure; and the analysis of large scale genomic data ...
New England Biolabs (NEB) recently received a $640,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to expand its research and product development of enzymatic tools for epigenetic analysis.
To be considered for this position, you must apply at www.pfizercareers.com and search for Job ID 1053047 We seek a driven and accomplished postdoctoral fellow to join the cancer epigenetics group within the Oncology R&D (ORD) unit of Pfizers Worldwide R&D (WRD) division in La Jolla, California. The successful candidate will collaborate with our cancer-immunopharmacology [...]. ...
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According to the latest market report published by Acute Market Reports, Inc. Epigenetics Market By Product (Kits, Reagent, Enzymes, Instruments and Bioinformatics Tools), By Technology (DNA Methylation, Histone Modification and Other), By Application (Cancer, Metabolic Diseases, Immune Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases and Other) - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2018 - 2026 The worldwide epigenetics market was valued at US$ 4.63 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to achieve US$ 16.50 billion by 2026, increasing to CAGR by 15.03 per cent from 2018 to 2026. Browse the full report at https://www.acutemarketreports.com/report/epigenetics-market. Market Insights. Epigenetics is a fairly new science in the wider sector of genetics, involving the study of the chemical modification of particular genes or gene-associated proteins. These epigenetic modifications do not require adjustments to the real DNA sequence. For the purpose of the research, the epigenetics market is segmented ...
Author: James Meschino. Title: Preventing Cancer With Food - Exploring the Epigenetic Switch. Summary: A study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry lends further support to the already compelling evidence that a...
As described above, gene knockout approaches have so far provided insights into the roles of the epigenetic machinery in regulating lineage choice and later in lineage maintenance during T-lymphocyte development. Despite an assumption of dramatic effects because of their global roles in gene regulation, a lack of one factor does not result in an apparent developmental arrest or severe lineage skewing in most cases. It is likely that this reflects redundant functions among related factors and pathways, which in turn secure robustness in regulating lineage-specific gene programmes. The majority of the factors described above have at least one homologue or functionally similar molecule, which may compensate and mask the true impact of a single ablated repressive pathway. In addition, there is an alternative possibility that co-activators and co-repressors recruited directly by transcription factors are sufficient to guide cells to their appropriate lineages. If that is the case, what is the role of ...
Epigenetics can be defined as non-genetic changes that are transmitted through cell-divisions. Epigenetic patterns of histone modifications contribute to the maintenance of tissue-specific gene expression, but little is known about how such patterns are initially established during early embryo development. We investigate how the three germlayers mesoderm, neuroectoderm, and dorsal etoderm come to differ in their epigenetic patterns in response to the Dorsal morphogen.. The early Drosophila embryo is patterned along the anterior-posterior and dorsal-ventral axes by transcription of developmental control genes in different parts of the embryo. Dorsal-ventral patterning is controlled by an intra-nuclear concentration gradient of Dorsal, a Rel-family transcription factor related to NF-kappaB. Over 50 Dorsal target genes are known, and this gene regulatory network constitutes one of the best understood in the development of any animal. Dorsal enters ventral nuclei at high levels in response to ...
Impressive high-throughput technologies that will be touched on in the next article in this series have provided linear maps of epigenetic marks. Although these maps are very insightful, keep in mind that the next logical step would be to move on to 3D representations that link epigenetic processes to cell signalling cascades and environmental clues. Although epigenetic mechanisms take place in the nucleus, they can occur in response to environmental signals, such as hormones, nutrients, stress and cell damage. This indicates that extracellular and cytoplasmic factors are also at stake in epigenetic regulation.. How exactly non-epigenetic cues induce cells to alter their epigenomes is an important question that needs answering. How is it possible that genes are generally under stringent epigenetic control, and only get activated and transcribed when needed?. Certain cellular signalling pathways have already been earmarked as candidate regulators of epigenetic remodelling. Not surprisingly, they ...
Epigenetics has recently emerged as one of the hottest elds in life sciences for studying heritable change in phenotype, gene function, or gene expression that are not directly encoded in the DNA itself. Up-to-date studies have shown that epigenetic modulations are fundamental in many developmental processes, from tissue and organ formation to allele-speci c gene expression. When these normal epigenetic patterns modify, pattern of gene expression can be deregulated, and it has been proven that such mechanisms are central in several disorders and diseases, among which are psychiatric disorders, obesity, and etiology of a number of diseases such as cancer, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer, just to name a few. Today, thanks also to several large human epigenome projects, scientists have a better understanding of the basic principles of epigenetic mechanisms as well as their relevance to health disorders and disease. At the heart of this fascinating research eld are computational tools that, by ...
15.00 - 15.45 Sander Tans, AMOLF, Amsterdam, NL. Dynamics at the single-cell level. 15.45 - 16.30 Wouter de Laat, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, NL. Multi-way genomic contact analysis reveals cooperative and competitive 3D chromatin interactions. 16.30 - 17.15 Luca Magnani, Imperial College London, UK. Genetics and epigenetic mechanisms contributing to cancer evolution and drug resistance: a breast cancer perspective. 17.15 - Drinks. On the occasion of the PhD thesis defence of Mannus Kempe Understanding gene expression variability in its biological context using theoretical and experimental analyses of single cells, Amsterdam, 15 November 2017, Agnietenkapel 10h00, funded by the Research Priority Area Systems Biology of the UvA.. ...
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In our body we find more than 250 different cell types. They all contain the exact same DNA bases in exactly the same order; however, liver or nerve cells look very different and have different skills. What makes the difference is a process called epigenetics. Epigenetic modifications label specific regions of the DNA to attract or keep away proteins that activate genes. Thus, these modifications create, step by step, the typical patterns of active and inactive DNA sequences for each cell type. Moreover, contrary to the fixed sequence of letters in our DNA, epigenetic marks can also change throughout our life and in response to our environment or lifestyle. For example, smoking changes the epigenetic makeup of lung cells, eventually leading to cancer. Other influences of external stimuli like stress, disease or diet are also supposed to be stored in the epigenetic memory of cells.. It has long been thought that these epigenetic modifications never cross the border of generations. Scientists ...
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November 4, 2010 (Washington, DC). DESCRIPTION: Psychiatric illnesses are among the leading causes of disability in the world, though the mechanisms underlying them are still largely mysterious. Challenges in identifying genes for psychiatric illness may be due in part to the underlying etiologic complexity, and epigenetics likely plays a crucial role as it links genes and environmental exposure. In particular, recent evidence points to a role for epigenetic mediators of stress in major depression and drug addiction. This session will bring together pioneers in this emerging field, that has now become amenable to population-based epigenetic studies, including whole genome epigenetic analysis targeted at nongenic sequence that might be epigenetic targets of disease ...
Environmental compounds can promote epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of adult-onset disease in subsequent generations following ancestral exposure during fetal gonadal sex determination. The current study examined the ability of dioxin (2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo[p]dioxin, TCDD) to promote epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease and DNA methylation epimutations in sperm. Gestating F0 generation females were exposed to dioxin during fetal day 8 to 14 and adult-onset disease was evaluated in F1 and F3 generation rats. The incidences of total disease and multiple disease increased in F1 and F3 generations. Prostate disease, ovarian primordial follicle loss and polycystic ovary disease were increased in F1 generation dioxin lineage. Kidney disease in males, pubertal abnormalities in females, ovarian primordial follicle loss and polycystic ovary disease were increased in F3 generation dioxin lineage animals. Analysis of the F3 generation sperm epigenome identified 50 differentially DNA
TY - JOUR. T1 - The progenitor state is maintained by lysine-specific demethylase 1-mediated epigenetic plasticity during drosophila follicle cell development. AU - Lee, Ming Chia. AU - Spradling, Allan C.. PY - 2014/12/15. Y1 - 2014/12/15. N2 - Progenitors are early lineage cells that proliferate before the onset of terminal differentiation. Although widespread, the epigenetic mechanisms that control the progenitor state and the onset of differentiation remain elusive. By studying Drosophila ovarian follicle cell progenitors, we identified lysine-specific demethylase 1 (lsd1) and CoRest as differentiation regulators using a GAL4∷GFP variegation assay. The follicle cell progenitors in lsd1 or CoRest heterozygotes prematurely lose epigenetic plasticity, undergo the Notch-dependent mitotic-endocycle transition, and stop dividing before a normal number of follicle cells can be produced. Simultaneously reducing the dosage of the histone H3K4 methyltransferase Trithorax reverses these effects, ...
Royal, Arya, Survey on variation in epigenetic histone modification across nine inbred mouse strains. (2016). Summer and Academic Year Student Reports. 2550 ...
The main goal of this project is to develop a simple, yet powerful and versatile technology for detection and imaging of epigenetic histone modifications and hi...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Peripheral blood DNA methylation differences in twin pairs discordant for Alzheimers disease. AU - Konki, Mikko. AU - Malonzo, Maia. AU - K Karlsson, Ida. AU - Lindgren, Noora. AU - Ghimire, Bishwa. AU - Smolander, Johannes. AU - M Scheinin, Noora. AU - Ollikainen, Miina. AU - Laiho, Asta. AU - L Elo, Laura. AU - Lönnberg, Tapio. AU - Röyttä, Matias. AU - Pedersen, Nancy L.. AU - Kaprio, Jaakko. AU - Lähdesmäki, Harri. AU - O Rinne, Juha. AU - J Lund, Riikka. PY - 2019. Y1 - 2019. N2 - Background Alzheimers disease results from a neurodegenerative process that starts well before the diagnosis can be made. New prognostic or diagnostic markers enabling early intervention into the disease process would be highly valuable. Environmental and lifestyle factors largely modulate the disease risk and may influence the pathogenesis through epigenetic mechanisms, such as DNA methylation. As environmental and lifestyle factors may affect multiple tissues of the body, we hypothesized ...
Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression that occur in cells without alterations to DNA sequence. Epigenetic modifications are critical components of eukaryotic gene regulation and chromatin organization. Different epigenetic mechanisms, including the post-translational modifications of DNA-associated histone proteins play a role in the activation or repression of genes. ❧ One of my research goals was to define the epigenetic signature of cultured human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and to determine how their epigenomes change during lineage commitment. Pluripotent hESCs are capable of self-renewal and have the capacity to differentiate into any lineage of the embryo. However, hESCs grown in culture are heterogeneous in nature, consisting of a mixture of pluripotent to differentiated cells, making investigation of pluripotent hESCs difficult. Therefore precise definition of pluripotent cells present in culture is critical in order to use these cells for future stem cell based ...
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Traditional Chinese medicine is commonly used in China and so many other Asian and western Countries. Epigenetics relates to heritable alternations in chromatin architecture that do not involve changes in the underlying DNA sequence but profoundly affect gene expression and impact cellular function. Epigenetic regulation is attained by specific mechanisms involving DNA methylation, histone posttranslational modifications and the action of noncoding RNAs. Epigenetic variations also involved in the control of plant developmental processes and contribute in shaping phenotypic plasticity to the environment. Epigenetics has considerable impact on evolution and epigenetic epidemiology which has shown the intricate function between the environment and epigenetics. DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that regulates gene expression and may affect plant growth, development and acclimation. DNA methylation is associated with gene expression and morphological variation. Plants, utilization of the
Epigenomics is the study of the complete set of epigenetic modifications on the genetic material of a cell, known as the epigenome. The field is analogous to genomics and proteomics, which are the study of the genome and proteome of a cell. Epigenetic modifications are reversible modifications on a cells DNA or histones that affect gene expression without altering the DNA sequence. Epigenomic maintenance is a continuous process and plays an important role in stability of eukaryotic genomes by taking part in crucial biological mechanisms like DNA repair. Plant flavones are said to be inhibiting epigenomic marks that cause cancers. Two of the most characterized epigenetic modifications are DNA methylation and histone modification. Epigenetic modifications play an important role in gene expression and regulation, and are involved in numerous cellular processes such as in differentiation/development and tumorigenesis. The study of epigenetics on a global level has been made possible only recently ...
Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance - idea that epigenetic marks are acquired on the DNA and stably passed to the next generation. 3 examples..
A large number of epidemiology studies have suggested genetics alone cannot fully explain many forms of disease and most individuals with a disease do not appear to have correlated genetic mutations. The current proposal investigates an additional molecular mechanism, environmental epigenetics, as a causal factor for the etiology of disease. Epigenetics being the molecular factors around DNA that regulate genome activity, independent of DNA sequence and classic genetic mechanisms. Epigenetic transgenerational inheritance allows environmentally induced epigenetic states to be transmitted to future generations. The central theme of the proposed research is to develop epigenetic biomarkers for early stage diagnostics for disease susceptibility, and develop diagnostics for direct and ancestral exposures that promote disease. The current paradigm in medicine today is Reactionary Medicine, which involves the treatment and therapy for a disease or condition after the pathology has developed. This ...
Recent advances have begun to elucidate how epigenetic regulatory mechanisms are responsible for establishing and maintaining cell identity during development and adult life and how the disruption of these processes is, not surprisingly, one of the hallmarks of cancer. In this review, we describe the major epigenetic mechanisms (i.e., DNA methylation, histone and chromatin modification, non-coding RNA deployment, RNA editing, and nuclear reorganization) and discuss the broad spectrum of epigenetic alterations that have been uncovered in pediatric and adult nervous system tumors. We also highlight emerging evidence that suggests epigenetic deregulation is a characteristic feature of so-called cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are thought to be present in a range of nervous system tumors and responsible for tumor maintenance, progression, treatment resistance, and recurrence. We believe that better understanding how epigenetic mechanisms operate in neural cells and identifying the etiologies and
Transposable elements are mobile genetic elements that are prevalent in plant genomes and are silenced by epigenetic modification. Different epigenetic modification pathways play distinct roles in the control of transposable element transcription, replication and recombination. The Arabidopsis genome contains families of all of the major transposable element classes, which are differentially enriched in particular genomic regions. Whole genome sequencing and DNA methylation profiling of hundreds of natural Arabidopsis accessions has revealed that transposable elements exhibit significant intraspecific genetic and epigenetic variation, and that genetic variation often underlies epigenetic variation. Together, epigenetic modification and the forces of selection define the scope within which transposable elements can contribute to, and control, genome evolution.. ...
Epigenetic alterations are increasingly recognized as causes of human cancers and disease. These aberrations are likely to arise during genomic reprogramming in mammalian preimplantation embryos, when their epigenomes are most vulnerable. However, this process is only partially understood because of the experimental inaccessibility of early-stage embryos. Here, we introduce a methodologic advance, probing single cells for various DNA-methylation errors at multiple loci, to reveal failed maintenance of epigenetic mark results in chimeric mice, which display unpredictable phenotypes leading to developmental arrest. Yet we show that mouse pronuclear transfer can be used to ameliorate such reprogramming defects. This study not only details the epigenetic reprogramming dynamics in early mammalian embryos but also suggests diagnostic and potential future therapeutic applications. Science 2013 Sep 6; 341(6150):1110-2.
Cancer epigenetics is the study of epigenetic modifications to the DNA of cancer cells that do not involve a change in the nucleotide sequence. Epigenetic alterations may be just as important, or even more important, than genetic mutations in a cells transformation to cancer. In cancers, loss of expression of genes occurs about 10 times more frequently by transcription silencing (caused by epigenetic promoter hypermethylation of CpG islands) than by mutations. As Vogelstein et al. point out, in a colorectal cancer there are usually about 3 to 6 driver mutations and 33 to 66 hitchhiker or passenger mutations. However, in colon tumors compared to adjacent normal-appearing colonic mucosa, there are about 600 to 800 heavily methylated CpG islands in promoters of genes in the tumors while these CpG islands are not methylated in the adjacent mucosa. Manipulation of epigenetic alterations holds great promise for cancer prevention, detection, and therapy. In different types of cancer, a variety of ...
It is well documented that the double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) genomes of certain viruses and the proviral genomes of retroviruses are regularly targeted by epigenetic regulatory mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone modifications, binding of regulatory proteins) in infected cells. In parallel, proteins encoded by viral genomes may affect the activity of a set of cellular promoters by interacting with the very same epigenetic regulatory machinery. This may result in epigenetic dysregulation and subsequent cellular dysfunctions that may manifest in or contribute to the development of pathological changes (e.g. initiation and progression of malignant neoplasms; immunodeficiency). Bacteria infecting mammals may cause diseases in a similar manner, by causing hypermethylation of key cellular promoters at CpG dinucleotides (promoter silencing, e.g. by Campylobacter rectus in the placenta or by Helicobacter pylori in gastric mucosa). I suggest that in addition to viruses and bacteria, other microparasites ...
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Epigenetic inheritance can be important for adaptation, especially in cases where the available genetic variation is limited. Firstly, epigenetic inheritance, like phenotypic plasticity, can enable survival in new environments before genetic adaptation evolves (Burggren 2016). Secondly, the rate of spontaneous gains and losses of individually methylated sites (i.e. the epimutation rate) is estimated to be substantially higher than the genetic mutation rate (Graaf et al. 2015), creating new heritable variation that can ultimately enable adaptation. Finally, for small populations with limited genetic variation, or asexual organisms, epigenetic variation can be a major source of heritable variation that can enable adaptation to new environments.. The realisation that natural populations harbour substantial amounts of epigenetic variation (e.g. Herrera et al. 2016; Thorson et al. 2017) raises the question of what degree this epigenetic variation can contribute to phenotypic variation, the actual ...
As some epigenetic enzymes require highly specific substrates, Epicypher has now launched a new product line - Designer Nucleosomes (dNuc). dNUCs are semi-synthetic nucleosomes incorporating specific histone post-translational modifications. These reagents represent a powerful new technology - critical in understanding chromatin biology and for the development of novel drug targets and precision therapeutics. It is known that highly specific histone modifications can be linked to certain diseases (see Table 1). Table 1 liste the dNUCs which are already available, for further information have a look at our list of Designer Nucleosomes. dNUCs serving as substrates for the most relevant epigenetic enzymes will be added to our catalog in the coming months. If you have specific modifications in mind, which which are know to be optimal for your enzyme of interest, please let me know through the form below. Epicypher might already have this designer nucleosome in their pipeline - or might be able to ...
Maintaining and acquiring the pluripotent cell state in plants is critical to tissue regeneration and vegetative multiplication. Histone-based epigenetic mechanisms are important for regulating this undifferentiated state. Here we report the use of genetic and pharmacological experimental approaches to show that Arabidopsis cell suspensions and calluses specifically repress some genes as a result of promoter DNA hypermethylation. We found that promoters of the MAPK12, GSTU10 and BXL1 genes become hypermethylated in callus cells and that hypermethylation also affects the TTG1, GSTF5, SUVH8, fimbrin and CCD7 genes in cell suspensions. Promoter hypermethylation in undifferentiated cells was associated with histone hypoacetylation and primarily occurred at CpG sites. Accordingly, we found that the process specifically depends on MET1 and DRM2 methyltransferases, as demonstrated with DNA methyltransferase mutants. Our results suggest that promoter DNA methylation may be another important epigenetic ...
In the post-genomic era, a great deal of work has focused on understanding how DNA sequence is used to programme complex nuclear, cellular and tissue functions throughout differentiation and development. There are many approaches to these issues, but we have concentrated on understanding how a single mammalian gene cluster is activated or silenced as stem cells undergo lineage commitment, differentiation and maturation. In particular we have analysed the alpha globin cluster, which is expressed in a cell-type- and developmental stage-specific manner in the haemopoietic system. Our studies include analysis of the transcriptional programme that accompanies globin gene activation, focusing on the expression of relevant transcription factors and cofactors. Binding of these factors to the chromosomal domain containing the alpha globin cluster has been characterized by ChIP (chromatin immunoprecipitation). In addition, we have monitored the epigenetic modifications (e.g. nuclear position, timing of
TY - JOUR. T1 - Discrimination of DNA methylation signal from background variation for clinical diagnostics. AU - Sanchez, Robersy. AU - Yang, Xiaodong. AU - Maher, Thomas. AU - Mackenzie, Sally A.. PY - 2019/11/1. Y1 - 2019/11/1. N2 - Advances in the study of human DNA methylation variation offer a new avenue for the translation of epigenetic research results to clinical applications. Although current approaches to methylome analysis have been helpful in revealing an epigenetic influence in major human diseases, this type of analysis has proven inadequate for the translation of these advances to clinical diagnostics. As in any clinical test, the use of a methylation signal for diagnostic purposes requires the estimation of an optimal cutoff value for the signal, which is necessary to discriminate a signal induced by a disease state from natural background variation. To address this issue, we propose the application of a fundamental signal detection theory and machine learning approaches. ...
Epigenetics is defined as inheritable phenotypic traits that are maintained by mechanisms other than encoding in the DNA sequence. Epigenetic mechanisms are DNA methylation and oxidation of methylcytosine within DNA, small non-protein coding RNAs and a whole set of posttranslational histone modifications. Epigenetic modifications can be highly susceptible to external stimuli such as chemicals, nutrition or even stress. Yet, they may then be very stably inherited over mitotic cell division almost like a genetic mutation. These so-called epimutations have been recognized to be involved in the pathogenesis of many diseases and, as they despite their potential stability are in principle reversible, are also the target of epigenetic drugs. Six epigenetic inhibitors are already approved for the treatment of cancer. Among the histone modifications lysine methylation is an emerging target with the first inhibitors of lysine methyltransferase or demethylases in Phase I clinical trials as anticancer ...
Over the past decade, a growing number of studies have revealed that progressive changes to epigenetic information accompany aging in both dividing and nondividing cells. Functional studies in model organisms and humans indicate that epigenetic changes have a huge influence on the aging process. These epigenetic changes occur at various levels, including reduced bulk levels of the core histones, altered patterns of histone posttranslational modifications and DNA methylation, replacement of canonical histones with histone variants, and altered noncoding RNA expression, during both organismal aging and replicative senescence. The end result of epigenetic changes during aging is altered local accessibility to the genetic material, leading to aberrant gene expression, reactivation of transposable elements, and genomic instability. Strikingly, certain types of epigenetic information can function in a transgenerational manner to influence the life span of the offspring. Several important conclusions ...
Laboratory of Molecular Signaling, Division of Oral Biology and Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.Department of Bioengineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. ...
Epigenetics is an area of biology that describes the study of heritable changes in gene expression that does not involve changes in the DNA sequence. Epigenetic patterns define how each individual cell reads the genes to bring the phenotype into being. It plays a crucial role in early development and explains why different cells in the body, that have the same DNA, can differentiate into different cell types such as those in the liver, brain, lungs or heart. Specific epigenetic modifications, including DNA methylation, histone modifications and non-coding RNAs, are key determinants of chromatin structure, genomic stability and gene expression. These modifications are maintained during cell division and when perturbed, also play a key role in cancer development. Importantly, epigenetic patterns are modifiable, whether through environmental exposures, through the carcinogenesis process itself, drug treatment or leading to drug resistance. In cancer research there is great hope that epigenetic ...
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Epigenetics, the study of heritable changes in gene function not due to mutations in the DNA sequence, provides the syntax, structural organization, developmental context and functional programs that give meaning to the sequence of letters in the genomes Book of Life.. The broad applicability of epigenetics might surprise some researchers. The last decade has brought several profound and exciting insights into epigenetic mechanisms and the application of epigenetics to biology and medicine generally. For example, it is now known that histones show specific post-translational modifications that contain information and are at the heart of transcriptional regulation. And researchers have discovered that problems with DNA methylation and genomic imprinting can affect cancer risk and progression and brain and immune system disorders. But each new discovery reveals that epigenetic control of gene regulation and gene expression will have an impact ...
Title:Mechanisms for the Inhibition of Colon Cancer Cells by Sulforaphane through Epigenetic Modulation of MicroRNA-21 and Human Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (hTERT) Down-regulation. VOLUME: 18 ISSUE: 1. Author(s):Samantha L. Martin, Rishabh Kala and Trygve O. Tollefsbol*. Affiliation:Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1300 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1300 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294, Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1300 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294. Keywords:Sulforaphane, epigenetics, histone deactetylase, histone deactetylase inhibitor, human telomerase reverse transcriptase, miR-21.. Abstract:Background: Epigenetic modulations such as histone modifications are becoming increasingly valued for their ability to modify genes without altering the DNA sequence. Many bioactive compounds have been shown to alter genetic and epigenetic ...
Transgenerational Epigenetic Instability is a Source of Novel Methylation Variants by Joseph Ecker The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
TY - CHAP. T1 - Epigenetics in kidney diseases. AU - Ding, Hao. AU - Zhang, Lu. AU - Yang, Qian. AU - Zhang, Xiaoqin. AU - Li, Xiaogang. N1 - Funding Information: X. Li acknowledges support from National Institutes of Health grant R01 DK084097, R01 DK126662 and NIH P30 DK106912 and from the PKD Foundation research grant. Publisher Copyright: © 2020 Elsevier Inc.. PY - 2020. Y1 - 2020. N2 - Epigenetics examines heritable changes in DNA and its associated proteins except mutations in gene sequence. Epigenetic regulation plays fundamental roles in kidney cell biology through the action of DNA methylation, chromatin modification via epigenetic regulators and non-coding RNA species. Kidney diseases, including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease and renal fibrosis are multistep processes associated with numerous molecular alterations even in individual kidney cells. Epigenetic alterations, including anomalous DNA methylation, aberrant histone alterations and changes ...
Accumulating evidence suggests that early-life nutrition can affect metabolism and thus increase the risk of disease in adulthood (e.g. type II diabetes and obesity). One possible mechanism to explain these effects is epigenetic variation at critical periods of development. Epigenetic variation describes non-inherited permanent alterations to an individuals DNA.. Recent work in mouse models has demonstrated that maternal nutritional status can affect such epigenetic processes such as DNA methylation and gene expression during embryonic development, with profound effects on outcomes. The investigators aim to study these processes in humans for the first time. The investigators will exploit the experiment of nature setting in The Gambia, i.e. fluctuation in diet according to season. During the hungry season diets are known to be depleted in nutrients required for epigenetic gene regulation. Nutritional biomarkers in blood as well as the dietary intake will be measured in pregnant women ...
Epigenetic changes are being increasingly recognized as a prominent feature of cancer. This occurs not only at individual genes, but also over larger chromosomal domains. To investigate this, we set out to identify large chromosomal domains of epigenetic dysregulation in breast cancers. We identify large regions of coordinate down-regulation of gene expression, and other regions of coordinate activation, in breast cancers and show that these regions are linked to tumor subtype. In particular we show that a group of coordinately regulated regions are expressed in luminal, estrogen-receptor positive breast tumors and cell lines. For one of these regions of coordinate gene activation, we show that regional epigenetic regulation is accompanied by visible unfolding of large-scale chromatin structure and a repositioning of the region within the nucleus. In MCF7 cells, we show that this depends on the presence of estrogen. Our data suggest that the liganded estrogen receptor is linked to long-range changes in
Epigenetics is the study of the heredity of variations in gene regulation and, thus, phenotype, that occurs independent of any change in DNA sequence. The primary mechanism by which this happens is through post translational modification (e.g. methylation and acetylation) of histones, although several other mechanisms are known to exist. Epigenetic gene regulation is also important physiologically; epigenetic reprogramming is one of the major mechanisms by which pluripotent stem cells and, subsequently, their daughter cells are committed to a specific cell type lineage during development[1]. Epigenetic inheritance allows for more dramatic and rapid phenotypic change withinin populations across generations, and thus more rapid adaptation to environmental change, than random mutation alone. In some species, certain traits are known to be on a sort of epigenetic on/off switch (e.g. the presence or absence of protective spines in Raphanus raphanistrum, the wild radish), where they can be activated ...
For long, scientists thought that our body was driven only by our genetic code that we inherited at birth. However, this determinism was shattered entirely and proven as false in the second half of the 21st century with the discovery of epigenetics. Instead, cells turn genes on and off using reversible chemical marks. With the tremendous progression of epigenetic science, it is now believed that we have a certain power over the expression of our genetic traits. Over the years, these epigenetic modifications were found to be at the core of how diseases alter healthy cells, and environmental factors and lifestyle were identified as top influencers. Epigenetic dysregulation has been observed in every major domain of medicine, with a reported implication in cancer development, neurodegenerative pathologies, diabetes, infectious disease and even obesity. Substantially, an epigenetic component is expected to be involved in every human disease. Hence, the modulation of these epigenetics mechanisms has ...
DNA methylation is distributed throughout the genome, at repetitive elements and single-copy sequences. With the recent development of genome-wide methylation profiling techniques employing next-generation sequencing, the full pattern of DNA methylation in gametes, and how it is laid down during germ-cell development, is beginning to emerge. [...]Despite the advances in the identification of key factors in DNA methylation in the germline, many questions remain over mechanism - in particular, how a select number of imprinted gDMRs and CGIs are specified for DNA methylation. The development of deep-sequencing technologies has opened new horizons, and it is now possi- ble to profile DNA methylation on a genome-wide scale in very small amounts of genomic DNA, providing an unparalleled opportunity to shed new light on mechanisms of de novo DNA methylation in germ cells [13,81]. Because the interaction of DNMT3 proteins with nucleosomes is regulated by several histone modifications (at least in vitro) ...
Epigenetic processes are critical for normal development and functioning of healthy individuals. Epigenomics involves heritable changes in phenotype and gene expression that may be stable over extended time, carry over numerous cell divisions, or may be inherited through many generations without changes to the primary DNA sequence; it refers to external gene and chromatin modifications that affect their transcriptional activation or repression. Genetic variation occurs due to changes in the primary DNA sequence of genes or by dynamic epigenomic modifications, both of which affect gene activity and expression profiles. Epigenomic changes mainly occur at two levels: 1) directly, causing DNA modifications; and 2) indirectly, introducing chromatin epigenetic marks that alter the way it is packaged and defines its accessibility to the cellular transcriptional machinery. However, epigenomic changes can also be introduced by other molecules such as non-coding RNAs.. Viral-induced, host epigenetic ...
Epigenetic targets are some of the most promising classes of druggable targets to emerge in a decade. These targets are relevant to almost every field of research and disease area. This article highlights the commonly-studied classes of proteins and enzymes in epigenetic drug discovery.
These GEITP pages have often discussed multifactorial traits - which reflect the contribution of genetic differences, epigenetic effects, environmental factors, endogenous influences, and each individuals microbiome. Epigenetic effects are divided into DNA-methylation, RNA-interference, histone modifications, and chromatin remodeling. The attached paper describes epigenetic regulators in the roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, that prevent healthy aging, which is the (rather vague, in my opinion ☹) multifactorial trait being studied.. It is known that dopamine-signaling declines with age, and that higher dopamine levels in aged humans are associated with improved cognitive functions. In C. elegans, an age-related decline in level of BAS-1 protein (which has L-DOPA decarboxyolase activity encoded by the biogenic amine synthesis-related gene; this is orthologous to the human DDC (which encodes DOPA decarboxylase). Decline in BAS-1 levels results in the loss of these neurotransmitters and a ...
Our research aims to characterize epigenetic mechanisms underlying neuroinflammation with the prospect of a better understanding chronic inflammatory diseases (mainly Multiple Sclerosis) and developing novel treatments and biomarkers. Epigenetic changes occur in response to internal and external environment and decide the timing and location of gene expression. This is mainly achieved through DNA methylation, histone modifications and action of nuclear factors and non-coding RNAs, which shape the 3D structure of genetic material.. Our focus is on DNA methylation and microRNAs. We investigate (i) epigenetic inheritance of inflammation, (ii) epigenetic landscape of inflammatory cells and inflamed tissues, (iii) genetic and environmental factors that control epigenetic states and (iv) regulatory mechanisms of microRNAs.. ...
Age is a major risk factor for cancer. Alterations in DNA methylation, histone modifications, chromatin structure, and epigenetic regulatory mechanisms are prominent hallmarks of both the aging process and cancer. Intriguingly - or possibly coincidentally - several chromatin features are common between aging and cancer. Here we ask whether, and if so how, aging-associated chromatin modifications contribute to tumor susceptibility and tumorigenesis. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - T cell immunity as a tool for studying epigenetic regulation of cellular differentiation. AU - Russ, Brendan E.. AU - Prier, Julia E.. AU - RAO, Sudha. AU - Turner, Stephen J.. PY - 2013. Y1 - 2013. N2 - Cellular differentiation is regulated by the strict spatial and temporal control of gene expression. This is achieved, in part, by regulating changes in histone post-translational modifications (PTMs) and DNA methylation that in turn, impact transcriptional activity. Further, histone PTMs and DNA methylation are often propagated faithfully at cell division (termed epigenetic propagation), and thus contribute to maintaining cellular identity in the absence of signals driving differentiation. Cardinal features of adaptive T cell immunity include the ability to differentiate in response to infection, resulting in acquisition of immune functions required for pathogen clearance; and the ability to maintain this functional capacity in the long-term, allowing more rapid and effective ...
Lysine acetyltransferase (KAT) enzymes are key regulators of gene expression programs in many diseases, including cancer. Few KAT inhibitors are currently known. To address current challenges, we have developed a highly sensitive, ligand-displacement assay for KAT enzymes. This strategy uses a proximity immunoassay approach known as AlphaScreen to detect the binding interaction of a biotin-labeled KAT cofactor analogue (biotin-H3K14-CoA) and a His-tagged KAT (Gcn5). This KAT-cofactor interaction brings a singlet-oxygen producing streptavidin donor bead into close proximity to an anti-His acceptor bead that upon reaction with singlet oxygen, produces an intense fluorescence signal. Since each KAT-cofactor interaction causes multiple singlet oxygen release events, the fluorescence signal is greatly amplified compared to traditional binding assays. This signal amplification permits highly sensitive detection of Gcn5 (signal: noise ratio ,400:1), which is reduced in the presence of competitive ...
DNA Methylation and Epigenetics: Topics related to epigenetic study such as analysis of DNA methylation (bisulfite modification, MSP, BSP, CpG array, etc), histone modification (ChIP etc), chromatin structure...
The step-wise cytosine modification pathway whereby DNMTs methylate 5C resulting in 5mC, which can be further modified by TET enzymes to 5hmC, 5fC, and 5caC. Enzymes of the TDG/BER pathway further excise and remove oxidized 5mC bases (5fC/5caC) to complete DNA demethylation. TDG, thymine-DNA glycosylase; BER, base-excision repair.. DNA Methylation and Cardiac Development. The heart is the first organ to form during mammalian embryogenesis. In mice, cardiogenesis begins around embryonic day (E) 6.5 shortly after gastrulation. Embryonic cardiomyocytes form from two embryonic fields: the first heart field gives rise to the left ventricle and some atrial tissue, while the second heart field gives rise to the right ventricle, outflow tract, interventricular septum and also contributes atria. Derived from a common early progenitor, non-myocardial cells including endothelial and smooth muscle cells, add to the myocardial lineages to form the heart (1-3). Several studies have associated DNA methylation ...