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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929351/expression-of-the-cardiac-maintenance-and-survival-factor-fgf-16-gene-is-regulated-by-csx-nkx2-5-and-is-an-early-target-of-doxorubicin-cardiotoxicity
#1
Jie Wang, Yan Jin, Peter A Cattini
The fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 16 gene (Fgf-16) is preferentially expressed by neonatal cardiomyocytes after birth, with levels increasing into adulthood. Null mice and isolated heart studies suggest a role for FGF-16 in cardiac maintenance and survival, including increased resistance to doxorubicin (DOX)-induced injury. However, the effect of DOX on endogenous FGF-16 synthesis and specifically regulation of cardiac Fgf-16 expression has not been reported. To assess the effect of DOX on FGF-16 RNA levels and stability, as well as promoter activity and use sequence analysis, knockdown, and overexpression to investigate the role of cardiac transcription factor(s) implicated in the response...
December 8, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918674/mir-224-affects-mammary-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-and-triglyceride-production-by-downregulating-acadm-and-aldh2-genes
#2
Binglei Shen, Qiqi Pan, Yuwei Yang, Yan Gao, Xin Liu, Wei Li, Yunsheng Han, Xue Yuan, Yongli Qu, Zhihui Zhao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNA molecules that involve in various biological functions by regulating the expressions of target genes. In recent years, many researchers have demonstrated that miR-224 played an important role in regulating lipid metabolism. Therefore, in this study, the target genes of miR-224 were verified and the regulatory role of miR-224 was confirmed in lipid metabolism. In this study, bioinformatics methods were used for primarily predicting the target gene of miR-224 and dual-luciferase reporter system was used for further verify the relationship between miR-224 and its target gene...
December 5, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911586/mirna-181a-b-regulates-phenotypes-of-vessel-smooth-muscle-cells-through-serum-response-factor
#3
Xiaoxing Wei, Xue Hou, Jianhua Li, Yongnian Liu
The phenotypic modulation of vessel smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) plays a crucial role in the physiological and pathological conditions of vasculature in response to local environmental changes. The phenotypic transition of VSMCs is largely modulated by the serum response factor (SRF). MiR-181a and miR-181b are members of the well-studied miR-181 family and both have complementary sequence in the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of SRF gene. In this article, evidence insinuates that miR-181a/b was involved in VSMCs differentiation through upregulating synthetic marker genes and downregulating contractile ones, respectively...
December 2, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893280/establishment-of-a-human-breast-cancer-model-by-fusion-pcr-for-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-fluorescence-imaging-of-human-breast-cancer
#4
Can Huang, Wenjun Lan, Feifei Wang, Chun Zhang, Xiaomei Liu, Qin Chen
This study aimed to construct a breast cancer model that could continuously express the genes of luciferase and green fluorescent protein. The genes luciferase, EGFP, and Neo were obtained by fusion polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and inserted into pAAV-MCS. The pAAV-Luciferase-EGFP-Neo vector was transfected into MDA-MB-231 cells. After antibiotic resistance gene screening and limiting dilution assay, we constructed a monoclonal stable cell line that expresses the fusion protein Luciferase-EGFP. In comparison with the polyclonal stable cell line, the monoclonal cell line had good genetic stability and was not different from the parental cell line MDA-MB-231...
November 28, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854515/lncrna-uca1-contributes-to-imatinib-resistance-by-acting-as-a-cerna-against-mir-16-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells
#5
Yun Xiao, Changjie Jiao, Yiqiang Lin, Meijun Chen, Jingwen Zhang, Jiajia Wang, Zhongying Zhang
Imatinib (IM) has been applied to the chronic phase of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and has great benefit on the prognosis of patients with CML. The function of drug efflux mediated by multidrug resistance protein-1 (MDR1) is considered as a main reason for IM drug resistance in CML cells. However, the exact mechanisms of MDR1 modulation in IM resistance of CML cells remain unclear. In the present study, long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) UCA1 was identified as an important modulator of MDR1 by a model system of leukemia cell lines with a gradual increase of MDR1 expression and IM resistance...
November 17, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854511/a-negative-feedback-loop-between-autophagy-and-immune-responses-in-mycobacterium-leprae-infection
#6
Yuelong Ma, Li Zhang, Jie Lu, Tiejun Shui, Jia Chen, Jun Yang, Joanna Yuan, Yeqiang Liu, Degang Yang
The obligate intracellular bacterium Mycobacterium leprae is the causative agent of leprosy and primarily infects macrophages, leading to irreversible nerve damage and deformities. So far, the underlying reasons allowing M. leprae to persist and propagate in macrophages, despite the presence of cellular immunity, are still a mystery. Here, we investigated the role of autophagy, a cellular process that degrades cytosolic materials and intracellular pathogens, in M. leprae infection. We found that live M. leprae infection of macrophages resulted in significantly elevated autophagy level...
November 17, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828735/contrast-media-induced-renal-inflammation-is-mediated-through-hmgb1-and-its-receptors-in-human-tubular-cells
#7
Xiao-Feng Guan, Qing-Jie Chen, Xiao-Cong Zuo, Ren Guo, Xiang-Dong Peng, Jiang-Lin Wang, Wen-Jun Yin, Dai-Yang Li
With the rapid development of imaging diagnosis and interventional therapy, contrast media (CM) are widely used in clinics. However, contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is the third leading cause of hospital-acquired acute renal failure accounting for 10-12% of all causes of hospital-acquired renal failure. Recent study found that inflammation may participate in the pathogenesis of CIN, but the role of it remains unclear. HK-2 cells were treated with Iohexol, Urografin, and mannitol. Two types of CM increased the release of HMGB1 in cell supernatant accompanied by increased expression of TLR2 and CXCR4...
November 9, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828711/wnt5a-deficiency-regulates-inflammatory-cytokine-secretion-polarization-and-apoptosis-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infected-macrophages
#8
Deming Chen, Guobao Li, Xiangdong Fu, Pei Li, Jie Zhang, Lan Luo
Tuberculosis, an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is one of the global public health catastrophes. Wnt signaling has recently been identified to exert immunoregulatory functions in a variety of inflammatory and infectious diseases, including tuberculosis. The opposite expression of Wnt5a in human and mice during MTB infection drives us to explore the roles and biological significances of reduced Wnt5a for MTB-treated mice. In our study, the reduction of WNT5A in MTB-treated mice lung tissues or MTB-infected mice bone marrow-derived macrophages (BM-Mø) was in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
November 9, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813686/the-telomerase-activity-of-selenium-induced-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-is-associated-with-different-levels-of-c-myc-and-p53-expression
#9
Leila Hosseinzadeh Anvar, Saeid Hosseini-Asl, Mohammad Mohammadzadeh-Vardin, Mohsen Sagha
Selenium-as a trace element-is nutritionally essential for humans. It prevents cancerous growth by inhibiting the telomerase activity but the mechanism involved in regulation of telomerase activity in normal telomerase-positive cells remains to be elucidated. Here, we find out whether the effect of sodium selenite and selenomethionine on telomerase activity in human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) is associated with different levels of c-Myc and p53 expression. The use of different staining methods including ethidium bromide/acridine orange and DAPI in addition to telomeric repeat amplification protocol assay and real-time PCR indicated that different forms of selenium have opposite impacts on c-Myc and p53 expressions in both hUCMSCs and AGS, a gastric adenocarcinoma cell line, as a positive control...
November 4, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754706/transcriptome-wide-comparative-analysis-of-microrna-profiles-in-the-telogen-skins-of-liaoning-cashmere-goats-capra-hircus-and-fine-wool-sheep-ovis-aries-by-solexa-deep-sequencing
#10
Jianping Li, HaiE Qu, Huaizhi Jiang, Zhihui Zhao, Qiaoling Zhang
Compare the microRNA (miRNA) trancriptomes of goat and sheep skin using Solexa sequencing to understand the development of skin and hair follicles (HFs). miRNA expression patterns vary in the two small RNA libraries from goat (G library) and sheep (S library) telogen skin samples. Analysis of the size distribution of 25.32 million clean reads revealed that most are 21-23 nucleotides. A total of 1910 known miRNAs and 2261 novel mature miRNAs were identified in this study. Among them, 107 novel miRNAs and 1246 known miRNAs were differentially expressed in the two libraries; 10 of the known miRNAs were identified using stem-loop quantitative real-time PCR...
October 18, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754697/hematopoietic-pbx-interaction-protein-promotes-breast-cancer-sensitivity-to-paclitaxel-through-a-microtubule-dependent-mechanism
#11
Bing Yu, Xiaoxuan Tian, Lin Zhang, Rui Feng
AIMS: Recently, microtubule-binding proteins (MBPs) have been implicated in modulation of paclitaxel sensitivity in many cancers, highlighting their potential as biomarkers predictive of treatment outcomes and as therapeutic targets that can be pharmacologically manipulated. This study is aimed to determine the impact of the MBP hematopoietic PBX-interaction protein (HPIP) on breast cancer cell sensitivity to paclitaxel. RESULTS: In this study, we show that breast cancer cells (MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231) overexpressing HPIP were more sensitive to paclitaxel treatment as evaluated by MTT assay, exhibiting a significant reduction in IC50 of paclitaxel compared with the control...
October 18, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643741/pycnogenol-ameliorates-asthmatic-airway-inflammation-and-inhibits-the-function-of-goblet-cells
#12
Zhaoe Liu, Bo Han, Xing Chen, Qiaoling Wu, Lijun Wang, Gang Li
Pycnogenol(®) (PYC) is utilized in the treatment of various diseases ranging from chronic inflammation to circulatory diseases, but its efficacy and functional mechanism in pediatric asthma continue to remain obscure. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and molecular mechanism of PYC on regulation of asthmatic airway inflammation. We found that PYC with tail intravenous injection of 50 mg/kg or intragastric administration of 100 mg/kg all reduced ovalbumin (OVA)-induced airway injury...
September 19, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631132/alpha-synuclein-a-novel-viral-restriction-factor-hiding-in-plain-sight
#13
Aaron R Massey, J David Beckham
Alpha-synuclein (α-syn) is a highly conserved protein encoded by the SNCA gene and is expressed uniquely in neurons of both the central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS). α-Syn is known to cause sporadic and familial forms of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the role for neuronal expression of α-syn in the first place remains unknown. We review and discuss recently published work that suggests a novel role for α-syn expression in neurons as a restriction factor that inhibits virus transmission from the PNS to the CNS...
September 15, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875659/upregulated-expression-of-microrna-16-correlates-with-th17-treg-cell-imbalance-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
Yuan-Hao Wu, Wei Liu, Bin Xue, Lei Zhang, Xiao-Ya Liu, Bin Liu, Yi Wang, Yue Cai, Ran Duan
To explore the correlation between miR-16 expression in T cells of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and Th17/Treg imbalance in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Forty RA patients were recruited as the case group and further grouped as active RA and inactive RA groups; 21 healthy individuals were selected as the control group. Th17 and Treg were measured by flow cytometry, and their related cytokines were measured by FlowCytomix. RORγt, FoxP3 mRNA, and miR-16 expression in T cells was determined by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860482/long-noncoding-rna-ewsat1-promotes-osteosarcoma-cell-growth-and-metastasis-through-suppression-of-meg3-expression
#15
Lishan Sun, Cheng Yang, Juan Xu, Yanhong Feng, Liguo Wang, Tao Cui
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary bone tumor in children and adolescents. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of transcriptional products of the genome without protein-coding potential. Recently, lncRNA Ewing sarcoma-associated transcript 1 (EWSAT1) was functionally identified in Ewing sarcoma, a highly aggressive primary pediatric bone tumor. However, whether EWSAT1 plays a role in OS remains unclear. In the present study, gain- and loss-of-function assays demonstrated that EWSAT1 enhanced OS cell proliferation, migration, and invasion...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854545/mir-29b-targets-lpl-and-tdg-genes-and-regulates-apoptosis-and-triglyceride-production-in-mecs
#16
Yuwei Yang, Qiqi Pan, Boxing Sun, Runjun Yang, Xibi Fang, Xin Liu, Xianzhong Yu, Zhihui Zhao
microRNAs are involved in various biological processes by regulating the degradation or repressing the translation of target genes. In this study, the target genes of miR-29b were analyzed and predicted by bioinformatics. And lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and thymine DNA glycosylase (TDG) were selected for further validation by dual luciferase reporter assay. In addition, we investigated the effects of miR-29b on triglyceride synthesis and mammary epithelial cell (MEC) apoptosis. The result showed that luciferase activity was significantly lower in cells that miR-29b cotransfected with LPL and TDG gene reporter vectors (pmiR-RB-REPORT-LPL-WT, pmiR-RB-REPORT-TDG-WT) than in cells of miR-29b cotransfected with gene reporter vectors (pmiR-RB-REPORT-LPL-mut and pmiR-RB-REPORT-LPL-si; pmiR-RB-REPORT-TDG-mut and pmiR-RB-REPORT-TDG-si) (p < 0...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854125/apelin-apj-system-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#17
Zhe Chen, Di Wu, Lanfang Li, Linxi Chen
Apelin is the endogenous ligand of the G protein-coupled receptor, APJ. Recently, researches indicate that the apelin/APJ system involves in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI), which is a common pathophysiological process in patients with heart diseases and therapies. The reperfusion induces the expression of apelin and APJ receptor, which play an important role in cardioprotection of MIRI. The apelin/APJ system alleviates MIRI mainly by decreasing mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and delaying the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pores, which induce the initiation of mitophagy...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845851/a-ramie-bzip-transcription-factor-bnbzip2-is-involved-in-drought-salt-and-heavy-metal-stress-response
#18
Chengjian Huang, Jinghua Zhou, Yucheng Jie, Hucheng Xing, Yingli Zhong, Weilin Yu, Wei She, Yushen Ma, Zehang Liu, Ying Zhang
bZIP transcription factors play key roles in plant growth, development, and stress signaling. A bZIP gene BnbZIP2 (GenBank accession number: KP642148) was cloned from ramie. BnbZIP2 has a 1416 base pair open reading frame, encoding a 471 amino acid protein containing a characteristic bZIP domain and a leucine zipper. BnbZIP2 shares high sequence similarity with bZIP factors from other plants. The BnbZIP2 protein is localized to both nuclei and cytoplasm. Transcripts of BnbZIP2 were found in various tissues in ramie, with significantly higher levels in female and male flowers...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830944/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-regulates-leukotriene-b4-receptor-1-signaling
#19
Takako Ichiki, Tomoaki Koga, Takehiko Yokomizo
Leukotriene B4 receptor 1 (BLT1), a high-affinity G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) for leukotriene B4 (LTB4), plays important roles in inflammatory and immune reactions. Although the LTB4-BLT1 axis is known to promote inflammation, the binding proteins that modulate LTB4-BLT1 signaling have not been identified. Recently, we discovered that receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) interacts with BLT1 and modulates LTB4-BLT1 signaling. We propose RAGE as a new class of GPCR modulator and a new target of future GPCR studies...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828728/population-differentiations-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-tibet-and-qinghai-tibetan-groups-based-on-30-indel-loci
#20
Yuxin Guo, Chunmei Shen, Haotian Meng, Qian Dong, Tingting Kong, Chunhua Yang, Hongdan Wang, Rui Jin, Bofeng Zhu
In recent years, Insertion/Deletion (InDel) polymorphisms have become a hot area of forensic research. In this study, 30 InDel loci were selected to investigate the genetic polymorphisms of Tibetan groups, which are from Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai province of China, and explore the genetic relationships between Tibetan groups and other groups. Allele frequencies of the 30 InDel loci ranged from 0.1219 (HLD111) to 0.5609 (HLD57) in the Tibet Tibetan group and 0.1639 (HLD118) to 0.5655 (HLD124) in the Qinghai Tibetan group...
December 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
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