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E-GEOD-36204 - Epigenomic enhancer profiling defines a signature of colon cancer [ChIP-seq]

Released on 15 April 2012, last updated on 27 June 2012
Homo sapiens
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Cancer is characterized by gene expression aberrations. Studies have largely focused on coding sequences and promoters, despite the fact that distal regulatory elements play a central role in controlling transcription patterns.  Here we utilize the histone mark H3K4me1 to analyze gain and loss of enhancer activity genome wide in primary colon cancer lines relative to normal colon crypts. We identified thousands of variant enhancer loci (VELs) that comprise a signature that is robustly predictive of the in vivo colon cancer transcriptome.  Furthermore, VELs are enriched in haplotype blocks containing colon cancer genetic risk variants, implicating these genomic regions in colon cancer pathogenesis.  We propose that reproducible changes in the epigenome at enhancer elements drive a unique transcriptional program to promote colon carcinogenesis. Examination of 3 histone modifications and global expression data in primary colon cancer cell lines and normal colon crypt controls
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Peter Scacheri <>, Alina Saiakhova, Batool Akhtar-Zaidi, Peter C Scacheri
Epigenomic enhancer profiling defines a signature of colon cancer. Akhtar-Zaidi B, Cowper-Sal-lari R, Corradin O, Saiakhova A, Bartels CF, Balasubramanian D, Myeroff L, Lutterbaugh J, Jarrar A, Kalady MF, Willis J, Moore JH, Tesar PJ, Laframboise T, Markowitz S, Lupien M, Scacheri PC. , PMID:22499810
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