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EBioMedicine ; 43: 411-423, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31053557


BACKGROUND: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease and a leading cause of progressive neurological disability among young adults. DNA methylation, which intersects genes and environment to control cellular functions on a molecular level, may provide insights into MS pathogenesis. METHODS: We measured DNA methylation in CD4+ T cells (n = 31), CD8+ T cells (n = 28), CD14+ monocytes (n = 35) and CD19+ B cells (n = 27) from relapsing-remitting (RRMS), secondary progressive (SPMS) patients and healthy controls (HC) using Infinium HumanMethylation450 arrays. Monocyte (n = 25) and whole blood (n = 275) cohorts were used for validations. FINDINGS: B cells from MS patients displayed most significant differentially methylated positions (DMPs), followed by monocytes, while only few DMPs were detected in T cells. We implemented a non-parametric combination framework (omicsNPC) to increase discovery power by combining evidence from all four cell types. Identified shared DMPs co-localized at MS risk loci and clustered into distinct groups. Functional exploration of changes discriminating RRMS and SPMS from HC implicated lymphocyte signaling, T cell activation and migration. SPMS-specific changes, on the other hand, implicated myeloid cell functions and metabolism. Interestingly, neuronal and neurodegenerative genes and pathways were also specifically enriched in the SPMS cluster. INTERPRETATION: We utilized a statistical framework (omicsNPC) that combines multiple layers of evidence to identify DNA methylation changes that provide new insights into MS pathogenesis in general, and disease progression, in particular. FUND: This work was supported by the Swedish Research Council, Stockholm County Council, AstraZeneca, European Research Council, Karolinska Institutet and Margaretha af Ugglas Foundation.

Metilação de DNA , Imunidade , Esclerose Múltipla/etiologia , Esclerose Múltipla/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Adulto , Idoso , Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Biomarcadores , Ilhas de CpG , Progressão da Doença , Suscetibilidade a Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Imunofenotipagem , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Esclerose Múltipla/diagnóstico por imagem , Esclerose Múltipla/patologia , Esclerose Múltipla Crônica Progressiva/diagnóstico , Esclerose Múltipla Crônica Progressiva/etiologia , Esclerose Múltipla Crônica Progressiva/metabolismo , Esclerose Múltipla Recidivante-Remitente/diagnóstico , Esclerose Múltipla Recidivante-Remitente/etiologia , Esclerose Múltipla Recidivante-Remitente/metabolismo , Locos de Características Quantitativas , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos T/metabolismo
PLoS Biol ; 17(4): e2006506, 2019 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30978178


The differentiation of self-renewing progenitor cells requires not only the regulation of lineage- and developmental stage-specific genes but also the coordinated adaptation of housekeeping functions from a metabolically active, proliferative state toward quiescence. How metabolic and cell-cycle states are coordinated with the regulation of cell type-specific genes is an important question, because dissociation between differentiation, cell cycle, and metabolic states is a hallmark of cancer. Here, we use a model system to systematically identify key transcriptional regulators of Ikaros-dependent B cell-progenitor differentiation. We find that the coordinated regulation of housekeeping functions and tissue-specific gene expression requires a feedforward circuit whereby Ikaros down-regulates the expression of Myc. Our findings show how coordination between differentiation and housekeeping states can be achieved by interconnected regulators. Similar principles likely coordinate differentiation and housekeeping functions during progenitor cell differentiation in other cell lineages.

Linfócitos B/citologia , Genes myc , Células Precursoras de Linfócitos B/citologia , Animais , Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Ciclo Celular/fisiologia , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem da Célula , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Regulação para Baixo , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Genes Essenciais , Humanos , Fator de Transcrição Ikaros/metabolismo , Ativação Linfocitária , Camundongos , Células Precursoras de Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo