Hypomethylation of Long Interspersed Nuclear Element-1 (LINE-1) is Associated with Poor Prognosis via Activation of c-MET in Hepatocellular CarcinomaHypomethylation of Long Interspersed Nuclear Element-1 (LINE-1) is Associated with Poor Prognosis via Activation of c-MET in Hepatocellular Carcinoma ...
Abstract: Revealing the mechanisms for neuronal somatic diversification remains a central challenge for understanding individual differences in brain organization and function. Here we show that an engineered human LINE-1 (for long interspersed nuclear element-1; also known as L1) element can retrotranspose in neuronal precursors derived from rat hippocampus neural stem cells. The resulting retrotransposition events can alter the expression of neuronal genes, which, in turn, can influence neuronal cell fate in vitro. We further show that retrotransposition of a human L1 in transgenic mice results in neuronal somatic mosaicism. The molecular mechanism of action is probably mediated through Sox2, because a decrease in Sox2 expression during the early stages of neuronal differentiation is correlated with increases in both L1 transcription and retrotransposition. Our data therefore indicate that neuronal genomes might not be static, but some might be mosaic because of de novo L1 retrotransposition ...
The human retrotransposon, long interspersed element 1 (L1) exists in over half a million copies per genome and constitutes 17% of genomic content [1]. The majority of these copies are nonfunctional relics that litter the genome; however, on average, approximately 100 L1 elements remain active in any given individual [1],[2]. These active L1 elements mobilize in both germline and somatic tissues [3]-[11]. De novo L1 retrotransposition has been responsible for numerous germline diseases, as well as being implicated in tumorigenesis [8],[10],[12]. Notably, de novo L1 insertions have been identified in numerous cancer types including lung, colon, prostate, ovarian, and hepatocellular carcinoma through the use of high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technology [3]-[11].. Because tumors are often heterogeneous in genomic content, discovery and validation of de novo L1 insertion events detected by HTS in tumors can be problematic [13]. Validation statistics for HTS hits of de novo L1 somatic insertions ...
The retrotransposon LINE-1 (L1) is a significant source of endogenous mutagenesis in humans. In each individual genome, a few retrotransposition-competent L1s (RC-L1s) can generate new heritable L1 insertions in the early embryo, primordial germ line, and germ cells. L1 retrotransposition can also occur in the neuronal lineage and cause somatic mosaicism. Although DNA methylation mediates L1 promoter repression, the temporal pattern of methylation applied to individual RC-L1s during neurogenesis is unclear. Here, we identified a de novo L1 insertion in a human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) line via retrotransposon capture sequencing (RC-seq). The L1 insertion was full-length and carried 5ʹ and 3ʹ transductions. The corresponding donor RC-L1 was part of a large and recently active L1 transduction family and was highly mobile in a cultured-cell L1 retrotransposition reporter assay. Notably, we observed distinct and dynamic DNA methylation profiles for the de novo L1 and members of its ...
Results Global LINE-1 methylation levels in LM were significantly lower compared with the matched PC (PC=66.2% vs LM=63.8%; p,0.001). More importantly, we observed that specific LINE-1 sequences residing within the intronic regions of multiple proto-oncogenes, MET (p,0.001), RAB3IP (p=0.05) and CHRM3 (p=0.01), were significantly hypomethylated in LM tissues compared with corresponding matched PC. Furthermore, reduced methylation of specific LINE-1 elements within the MET gene inversely correlated with induction of MET expression in CRC metastases (R=−0.44; p,0.0001). Finally, increased 5-hmc content was associated with LINE-1 hypomethylation.. ...
Hi, We are trying to find a PCR to genotype mutant mice with a LINE element insert. The primers to detect presense of a WT gene are on either sides of where the insert is and work well. One of the primers used to detect the LINE insert is obviously in the LINE element. PCR with this primer, though, gives many nonspecific nonreproduceable bands in both wild type and mutant mice! This is most likely due to the presense of large numbers of these inserts that contain very homologous sequences thorughout the genome. Any primer we select even has at least three good anealing sites just within the one LINE element we have! Does anyone have any experience with this and might be able to lend some advice? We would prefer not to have to use Southerns to genotype the mice. Thanks. Joel ...
The research team, which included investigators from other universities around the country, sought to characterize the transcriptional fingerprint emerging from the early phase of axolotl regeneration. They specifically looked at the blastema, a structure that forms at a limbs stump. There the scientists found transcriptional activation of some genes, usually found only in germlime cells, which indicated cellular reprogramming of differentiated cells into a germline state. In the Development, Growth & Differentiation study, the research team, led by Wei Zhu, then a postdoctoral researcher in Hunters laboratory, focused on one of these genes, the long interspersed nucleotide element-1 (LINE-1) retrotransposon. LINE-1 elements are jumping genes that arose early in vertebrate evolution. They are pieces of DNA that copy themselves in two stages - first from DNA to RNA by transcription, and then from RNA to DNA by reverse transcription. These DNA copies can then insert themselves into the cells ...
The human genome contains vast numbers of sequences that have copied themselves to new genomic locations by retrotransposition. Long Interspersed Nuclear Element-1 (LINE-1 or L1) is the only sequence in the human genome still capable of autonomous retrotransposition. L1 elements have contributed to the evolution of the human genome via insertional mutagenesis, pseudogene formation, sequence transduction, and recombination events (producing insertions, deletions and inversions). Currently general and L1- specific sequence databases do not reflect the true level of Full Length Human Specific L1 (FL-L1HS) variation, due to the polymorphic nature of these elements and the way the databases were compiled. Methods to identify FL-L1HS were applied to three sequence assemblies (Reference, Celera and HuRef) and the nucleotide accession database from NCBI. A non-redundant set of 533 FL-L1HS was discovered in these four sources, of which 164 resided in genes. The trace archives from Ensembl were also ...
The Long interspersed element 1 (LINE1 or L1) retrotransposon constitutes 17% of the human genome. There are currently 80-100 human L1 elements that are thought to be active in any diploid human genome. These elements can mobilize into new locations of the genome, resulting in changes in genomic information. Active L1s are thus considered to be a type of endogenous mutagen, and L1 insertions can cause disease. Certain stresses, such as gamma radiation, oxidative stress, and treatment with some agents, can induce transcription and/or mobilization of retrotransposons. In this study, we used a reporter gene assay in HepG2 cells to screen compounds for the potential to enhance the transcription of human L1. We assessed 95 compounds including genotoxic agents, substances that induce cellular stress, and commercially available drugs. Treatment with 15 compounds increased the L1 promoter activity by |1.5-fold (p|0.05) after 6 or 24 hours of treatment. In particular, genotoxic agents (benzo[a]pyrene,
The Long INterspersed Element-1 (L1, LINE-1) is the only autonomous mobile DNA element in humans and has generated as much as half of the genome. Due to increasing clinical interest in the roles of L1 in cancer, embryogenesis and neuronal development, it has become a priority to understand L1-host interactions and identify host factors required for its activity. Apropos to this, we recently reported that L1 retrotransposition in HeLa cells requires phosphorylation of the L1 protein ORF1p at motifs targeted by host cell proline-directed protein kinases (PDPKs), which include the family of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). Using two engineered L1 reporter assays, we continued our investigation into the roles of MAPKs in L1 activity. We found that the MAPK p38δ phosphorylated ORF1p on three of its four PDPK motifs required for L1 activity. In addition, we found that a constitutively active p38δ mutant appeared to promote L1 retrotransposition in HeLa cells. However, despite the consistency of
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Vincristine drug cold be fatal to cell - How can vincristine and doxorubicin be fatal to a cell? They are/Bind to nuc. They bind to nuclear elements and stop dna synthesis which leads to cell death.
View more ,Stunting in children is a global public health concern. We investigated how global DNA methylation relates to food intakes, dietary diversity, and development of stunting among 324 children aged 24-36 months in a slum community in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Stunted children (height-for-age z score ˂-2; n = 162) and their age- and sex-matched nonstunted counterparts (height-for-age z score ˃-1; n = 162) were selected by active community surveillance. We studied global DNA methylation, measured as 5-mC% content in whole blood. Dietary intake, anthropometric measurement, and sociodemographic information were obtained. In the multiple linear regression model, increased global DNA methylation level in children was significantly associated with consumption of lower amount of energy, coef: .034 (95% CI [.014, .053]); P = .001, protein, coef: .038 (95% CI [.019, .057]); P = .000, carbohydrate, coef: .027 (95% CI [.008, .047]); P = .006, zinc, coef: .020 (95% CI [.001, .039]); P = .043, total ...
It is widely known that maternal physical exercise is able to induce beneficial improvements in offspring cognition; however, the effects of paternal exercise have not been explored in detail. The present study was designed to evaluate the impact of paternal physical exercise on memory and learning, neuroplasticity and DNA methylation levels in the hippocampus of male offspring. Adult male Wistar rats were divided into two groups: sedentary or exercised fathers. The paternal preconception exercise protocol consisted of treadmill running, 20 minutes daily, 5 consecutive days per week for 22 days, while the mothers were not trained. After mating, paternal sperm was collected for global DNA methylation analysis. At postnatal day 53, the offspring were euthanized, and the hippocampus was dissected to measure cell survival by 5-bromo-2′-deoxiuridine and to determine the expression of synaptophysin, reelin, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and global DNA methylation levels. To measure spatial ...
Thank you, Keith Stein, for making the DMSP F16 ILAM available. I have found one significant error. The stated epoch of the final injection orbit, 019/14:28:48.000, is inconsistent with the stated start time of the launch window, 13:58 UTC, and the start orbit time, MET:000:15:24.000. Adding the start orbit time to the start of the launch window yields the correct epoch: 019/14:13:24.000. Using the correct epoch, here is the approximate ILAM-equivalent SGP4 2-line element set: 1 70000U 01019.59263889 .00000000 00000-0 00000-0 0 01 2 70000 98.7650 22.8530 0004440 180.1390 3.0150 14.11820000 04 Best wishes, Ted ----------------------------------------------------------------- Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with unsubscribe in the SUBJECT to [email protected] http://www2.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html ...
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Muotri AR, Chu VT, Marchetto MC, Deng W, Moran JV, Gage FH. Somatic mosaicism in neuronal precursor cells mediated by L1 retrotransposition ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - MIEN1 is tightly regulated by SINE Alu methylation in its promoter. AU - Rajendiran, Smrithi. AU - Gibbs, Lee D.. AU - Van Treuren, Timothy. AU - Klinkebiel, David L.. AU - Vishwanatha, Jamboor K.. PY - 2016/1/1. Y1 - 2016/1/1. N2 - Migration and invasion enhancer 1 (MIEN1) is a novel gene involved in prostate cancer progression by enhancing prostate cancer cell migration and invasion. DNA methylation, an important epigenetic regulation, is one of the most widely altered mechanisms in prostate cancer. This phenomenon frames the basis to study the DNA methylation patterns in the promoter region of MIEN1. Bisulfite pyrosequencing demonstrates the MIEN1 promoter contains a short interspersed nuclear Alu element (SINE Alu) repeat sequence. Validation of methylation inhibition on MIEN1 was performed using nucleoside analogs and non-nucleoside inhibitors and resulted in an increase in both MIEN1 RNA and protein in normal cells. MIEN1 mRNA and protein increases upon inhibition of ...
Global methylation assay - kit? - posted in DNA Methylation and Epigenetics: Hi, I am thinking of using Sigmas Imprint Methylated DNA quantification to look for global methylation levels between my samples. Has anyone on this forum tested this? Does anyone have suggestions about this kit? If someone has, which method is more reliable, the single point assay or the standard curve method? Thanks a lot!
3925 Introduction: Cancer cells are hallmarked by global DNA hypomethylation and regional hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes. The latter has been extensively studied while not much attention has been given to global DNA hypomethylation. MBD2 is the only protein that has been shown to directly remove the methyl group from CG di-nucleotides; though, it has also been reported to be a transcriptional repressor. Inhibition of MBD2 attenuates tumorigenesis, metastasis, and reverses the hypomethylation of metastatic genes in cell culture and in vivo. Additionally, germ line deletion of the mbd2 gene protects mice from intestinal tumors. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that MBD2 causes oncogenic and metastatic transformation of cells by triggering global hypomethylation.. Results: MBD2 and a mutant MBD2 lacking the MBD domain were stably and transiently expressed in mouse fibroblast NIH-3T3 cells. We determined that MBD2 induces global hypomethylation and histone H3 lysine 9 acetylation in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Retrotransposons manipulating mammalian skeletal development in chondrocytes. AU - Kubota, Satoshi. AU - Ishikawa, Takanori. AU - Kawata, Kazumi. AU - Hattori, Takako. AU - Nishida, Takashi. PY - 2020/3/1. Y1 - 2020/3/1. N2 - Retrotransposons are genetic elements that copy and paste themselves in the host genome through transcription, reverse‐transcription, and integration processes. Along with their proliferation in the genome, retrotransposons inevitably modify host genes around the integration sites, and occasionally create novel genes. Even now, a number of retrotransposons are still actively editing our genomes. As such, their profound role in the evolution of mammalian genomes is obvious; thus, their contribution to mammalian skeletal evolution and development is also unquestionable. In mammals, most of the skeletal parts are formed and grown through a process entitled endochondral ossification, in which chondrocytes play central roles. In this review, current knowledge ...
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RRBS-based global methylation analysis of NK cell and T cell subsets.Genomic DNA of ex vivo FACS sorted NK and T cell subsets was analyzed for CpG methylation b
The field of epigenetic is the study of modifications of DNA and DNA-binding proteins that alter the structure of chromatin without change in DNA sequence ( 1, 2). Epigenetic changes can influence a variety of cellular processes from regulation of gene transcription to proper chromosome segregation ( 3). DNA methylation is an important epigenetic mechanism of transcriptional control and plays an essential role in maintaining cellular functions. Moreover, changes in the status of DNA methylation represent one of the most common molecular alterations in human neoplasia, including breast cancer ( 1, 4). Aberrant methylation of DNA (global hypomethylation accompanied by region-specific hypermethylation) is frequently found in tumor cells and it has been associated with the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes and chromosomic instability ( 5).. The pRb family proteins (pRb1/p105, p107, and pRb2/p130), collectively referred to as pocket proteins, are believed to function primarily as regulators of ...
To the Editors:. Asthma is a complex disease characterised by inflammation and remodelling of the airways. Over the past few decades enormous progress has been made to understand which genes are associated with asthma development and several interactions between genes and environmental factors have been elucidated. Investigations into genetic and gene expression profiling, as well as single nucleotide polymorphism analyses, have helped to better understand the underlying molecular mechanisms of asthma. However, the recent identification of novel regulatory functions for transposable and transposed genetic elements (TEs) may be an important and new key to help understand the genetics that cause the heterogeneous manifestations of the asthma pathology.. Approximately 45% of the human genome is made of TEs [1]. The vast majority of TEs originate from retrotransposition of genetic elements known as short and long interspersed nuclear elements, long terminal repeat-superfamilies and direct ...
Retrotransposons are small genetic sequences that have the ability to replicate and position themselves in new locations in their hosts genome. "The ability of retrotransposons to copy themselves and integrate these new copies into the host genome makes them genetic parasites," says geneticist and principal investigator, Manuel Aranda. "Every integration event is basically a new mutation in the host genome. Very often these new copies disable or disrupt host genes. However, sometimes they can also change how certain genes behave. They are often bad, like most mutations, but some can produce advantageous effects ...
Benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) is a well-known genotoxic polycylic aromatic compound whose toxicity is dependent on signaling via the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). It is unclear to what extent detrimental effects of B[a]P exposures might impact future generations and whether transgenerational effects might be AHR-dependent. This study examined the effects of developmental B[a]P exposure on 3 generations of zebrafish. Zebrafish embryos were exposed from 6 to 120h post fertilization (hpf) to 5 and 10μM B[a]P and raised in chemical-free water until adulthood (F0). Two generations were raised from F0 fish to evaluate transgenerational inheritance. Morphological, physiological and neurobehavioral parameters were measured at two life stages. Juveniles of the F0 and F2 exhibited hyper locomotor activity, decreased heartbeat and mitochondrial function. B[a]P exposure during development resulted in decreased global DNA methylation levels and generally reduced expression of DNA methyltransferases in wild type ...
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A tight setting supplement for Burning Wheel, clocking in at about 40 pages. Under a Serpent Sun is a free pdf, but one released by the publisher and strikingly the first such book released for the line. It sketches out the barest sense of a setting: an after-the-fall environment, humanity in isolated communities, escape to the wasteland, and a general feeling of doom and desperation. Instead of the concrete nature of the world, UaSS focuses on the interaction of three traits: Need, Despair, and the Answer. These form a cycle intended to shape the tone and play at the table. New Lifepath elements- tied to several different modes- tune the mechanics. The expected new skills appear, but more space is given to emotions, disease, and weird questions which serve as a kind of power here. Everythings higly abstract, and Ill admit my inability to grok Burning Wheel holds me back from fully understanding the implications of the mechanics. But I think its more interesting to see a post-apocalyptic game ...
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Transposable elements constitute about half of the mammalian genome, and can be divided into two classes: the class I (retrotransposons) and the class II (DNA transposons). A few hundred types of retrotransposons, which are dynamic and stage specific, have been annotated. The copy numbers and genomic locations are significantly varied in species. Retrotransposons are active in germ cells, early embryos and pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) correlated with low levels of DNA methylation in epigenetic regulation. Some key pluripotency transcriptional factors (such as OCT4, SOX2, and NANOG) bind retrotransposons and regulate their activities in PSCs, suggesting a vital role of retrotransposons in pluripotency maintenance and self-renewal. In response to retrotransposons transposition, cells employ a number of silencing mechanisms, such as DNA methylation and histone modification. This review summarizes expression patterns, functions, and regulation of retrotransposons in PSCs and early embryonic development.
LTR retrotransposons are class I transposable element characterized by the presence of Long Terminal Repeats (LTR) directly flanking an internal coding region. As retrotransposons, they mobilize through reverse-transcription of their mRNA and integration of the newly created cDNA into another location. Their mechanism of retrotransposition is shared with retroviruses, with the difference that most LTR-retrotransposons do not form infectious particles that leave the cells and therefore only replicate inside their genome of origin. Their size ranges from a few hundred base pairs to 25kb, like the Ogre retrotransposon in the Pea genome In plant genomes, LTR retrotransposons are the major repetitive sequence class, e.g. able to constitute more than 75% of the maize genome. LTR retrotransposons have direct long terminal repeat that range from ~100 bp to over 5 kb in size. LTR retrotransposons are further sub-classified into the Ty1-copia-like (Pseudoviridae), Ty3-gypsy-like (Metaviridae), and ...
Figure 2 Homologous recombination into the murine Adk locus. (a) Restriction enzyme maps of the murine Adk wild-type allele, targeting vector pAdk-, and targeted allele. The thick lines indicate genomic sequences of the murine Adk gene homologous to the targeting vector. The thin lines in the wild type and targeted alleles indicate external Adk sequences not present in the targeting vector. In the wild-type sequence a checkered line marks the region with homology to mouse long interspersed nucleotide elements. Exon sequences, as well as the insertion cassette for the neomycin resistance gene (PGK-neo), are outlined as open boxes, loxP sites are outlined as vertical bars. PGK-neo is transcribed in the direction indicated by the arrow. The bicistronic expression cassette (hatched box) for the enhanced green fluorescent protein, the internal ribosomal entry site, and the tetracycline-dependent transactivator is fused in-frame to the Adk-specific exon, thus causing a disruption of the Adk gene. The ...
Tumors exhibit oncogenic epigenetic alterations including global hypomethylation and local promoter hypermethylation that can repress the transcription of tumor suppressor genes and promote cancer cell growth. Oxygen-dependent tet methylcytosine dioxygenase (TET) family proteins catalyze the oxidation of 5-methylcytosine (5mC) to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), resulting in DNA demethylation. 5hmC is frequently lost in cancer, but in the majority of tumors, the underlying mechanism is unclear. Thienpont and colleagues observed that hypoxia induced 5hmC loss in a majority of tested human and murine cell lines, resulting from reduced activity, but not reduced expression, of TETs. DNA-immunoprecipitation sequencing (DIP-seq) revealed global loss of 5hmC in response to hypoxia, predominantly at gene promoters, many of which had concomitant gain of 5mC, and RNA-seq confirmed that expression of these genes was repressed. Data from The Cancer Genome Atlas showed increased promoter hypermethylation in ...
LINE-1 (Long Interspersed Nuclear elements) and HERVs (Human Endogenous Retroviruses) are two families of retrotransposons which together account for about 28% of the human genome. Genes harbored within LINE-1 and HERV retrotransposons, particularly that encoding the reverse transcriptase (RT) enzyme, are generally expressed at low levels in differentiated cells, but their expression is up-regulated in embryonic tissues and transformed cells. Here we review evidence indicating that the LINE-1-encoded RT plays regulatory roles in early embryonic development. Indeed, antisense-mediated inhibition of expression of a highly expressed LINE-1 family in mouse zygotes caused developmental arrest at the two- or four-cell embryo stages. Development is also arrested when the embryo endogenous RT activity is pharmacologically inhibited by nevirapine, an RT inhibitor currently employed in AIDS treatment. The arrest of embryonic development is irreversible even after RT inhibition is removed and it is associated with
Significant number of exons created from junk DNA seem to play a role in gene regulation Friday, 17 October 2008 For about 15 years, scientists have known that certain "junk" DNA - repetitive DNA segments previously thought to have no function - could evolve into exons, which are the building blocks for protein-coding genes in higher organisms like animals and plants. Now, a University of Iowa study has found evidence that a significant number of exons created from junk DNA seem to play a role in gene regulation. The findings, which increase understanding of how humans differ from other animals, including non-human primates, appear Oct. 17 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Nearly half of human DNA consists of repetitive DNA, including transposons, which can "transpose" or move around to different positions within the genome. A type of transposon called retrotransposons are transcribed into RNA and then reintegrated into the genomic DNA. The most common form of retrotransposons in the ...
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IntroductionRetroelements are mobile genetic elements (MGEs) that retrotranspose via a RNA intermediate that is reverse-transcribed to DNA by the encoded reverse transcriptase and integrated into a ne
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Chondrosarcomas are malignant cartilage tumors that do not respond to traditional chemotherapy or radiation. The 5-year survival rate of histologic grade III chondrosarcoma is less than 30%. To achieve a greater understanding of chondrosarcoma tumorigenesis, a model for human chondrosarcoma has been established in a rat system. The model, known as the Swarm rat chondrosarcoma (SRC), resembles human chondrosarcoma and provides a system to study tumor growth and progression. Here we examined the influence of the tumor microenvironment and the impact of genome-wide hypomethylation on the behavior of SRC tumors, two factors known to contribute fundamentally to the development and progression of solid tumors. Previous studies with SRC revealed that tumor microenvironment can significantly influence chondrosarcoma malignancy, but the underlying biologic mechanisms have not been defined. To address this issue we carried out epigenetic and gene expression studies on the SRC tumors that were initiated at
Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication of placental origin is associated with altered expression of angiogenic factors and their receptors. Recently, there is considerable interest in understanding the role of adverse intrauterine conditions in placental dysfunction and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Since we have observed changes in placental global DNA methylation levels in preeclampsia, this study was undertaken to examine gene promoter CpG methylation and expression of several angiogenic genes. We recruited 139 women comprising, 46 normotensive women with term delivery (≥37 weeks), 45 women with preeclampsia delivering preterm (|37 weeks) and 48 women with preeclampsia delivering at term. Expression levels and promoter CpG methylation of VEGF, FLT-1 and KDR genes in placentae from respective groups were determined by Taqman-based quantitative real time PCR and by the Sequenom® EpiTYPER™ technology respectively. We observed several differentially methylated CpG sites in the promoter regions of VEGF
The spin-trap free radical scavenger N-tert-butyl-a-phenylnitron (PBN) ameliorated effects of several teratogens involving reactive oxygen species (ROS). We investigated for the first time whether PBN could ameliorate teratogenesis induced by a DNA hypomethylating hematological therapeutic 5-azacytidine (5azaC). At days 12 and 13 of gestation, Fisher rat dams were pretreated by an i.v. injection of PBN (40mg/kg) and 1 h later by an i.p. injection of 5azaC (5mg/kg). Development was analyzed at gestation day 15 in embryos and day 20 in fetuses. PBN alone did not significantly affect development. PBN pretreatment restored survival of 5azaC-treated dams embryos to the control level, restored weight of embryos and partially of fetuses, and partially restored crownrump lengths. PBN pretreatment converted limb adactyly to less severe oligodactyly. PBN pretreatment restored global DNA methylation level in the limb buds to the control level. Cell proliferation in limb buds of all 5azaCtreated dams ...
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Retroposons are repetitive DNA fragments which are inserted into chromosomes after they had been reverse transcribed from any RNA molecule. In contrast to retrotransposons, they never encode reverse transcriptase (RT) (but see below). Therefore, they are non-autonomous elements with regard to transposition activity (as opposed to transposons). Non-long terminal repeat (LTR) retrotransposons such as the human LINE1 elements are sometimes falsely referred to as retroposons. However, this depends on the author. For example, Howard Temin published the following definition: Retroposons encode RT but are devoid of long terminal repeats (LTRs), for example Long interspersed elements (LINEs). Retrotransposons also feature LTRs and retroviruses, in addition, are packaged as viral particles (virions). Retrosequences are non-autonomous elements devoid of RT. They are retroposed with the aid of the machinery of autonomous elements, such as LINEs; examples are Short interspersed nuclear elements (SINEs) or ...