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DNA and Cell Biology

Hui Liu, Xiaolong Song, Junqing Hou, Zhenhua Zhao, Junkai Chang
Docetaxel (DTX)-based chemotherapy is a first-line therapy in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer. However, development of DTX resistance remains a challenge in cancer treatment. miRNAs have been shown to be involved in drug resistance in tumors. Nevertheless, little is known about the function and detailed molecular mechanism of miR-133b in DTX resistance of prostate cancer cells. The current study showed that miR-133b was downregulated, while human antigen R (HuR) was upregulated in prostate cancer cells...
January 12, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Zhichao Dong, Qi Gao, Hao Guo
Glaucocalyxin A (GLA) is a biologically active ent-kauranoid diterpenoid isolated from Rabdosia japonica var. glaucocalyx. A large number of studies have shown that GLA possesses important pharmacological activities, such as anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antifibrosis, and antiplatelet activities. However, the role of GLA in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis remains undefined. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effects of GLA on hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) activation/proliferation and migration in vitro and its possible mechanism in liver fibrosis...
January 12, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Yan Yang, Lixiu Liu, Beibei Liu, Qi Li, Zhe Wang, Sitong Fan, He Wang, Liandi Wang
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a metabolic and low-grade inflammatory disease most commonly found in pregnant women with high body mass index and non-Caucasian ethnicities; however, not all women of high-risk groups develop GDM. We hypothesized that regulatory T cells (Tregs) might present a role in suppressing GDM development. To this end, 55 high-risk women at early pregnancy (first trimester) were recruited, and 21 of them developed GDM while the other 34 did not. Compared to those subjects who did not develop GDM (non-GDM), the patients who developed GDM presented reduced levels of Tregs and elevated levels of serum interleukin 6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha)...
January 3, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Cheng Gu, Cheng Chen, Ruipeng Wu, Tong Dong, Xiaojuan Hu, Yuping Yao, Yi Zhang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia; its pathophysiological mechanism remains unclear. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play key roles in AD. lncRNA EBF3-AS has been found dysregulated in AD, which is abundantly expressed in the brain. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of EBF3-AS in AD. Results showed that the expressions of lncRNA EBF3-AS and EBF3 (early B cell factor 3) were upregulated in hippocampus of APP/PS1 mice (AD model mice). EBF3-AS knockdown by siRNA inhibited the apoptosis induced by Aβ25-35 and okadaic acid (OA) in SH-SY5Y...
January 3, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Xiaobo Gao, Liping Yang, Haiyan Luo, Fengwei Tan, Xu Ma, Cailing Lu
miR-138 modulates cardiac morphogenesis in zebrafish. We explored whether a genetic polymorphism in miR-138 might contribute to the occurrence of sporadic congenital heart disease (CHD) and the potential mechanism. We performed a case-control study consisting of 857 CHD cases and 938 non-CHD controls by genotyping miR-138 in a Chinese population. Two SNPs, including rare rs139365823 located in the pre-miR-138 sequence and rs76987351 located in the pri-miR-138 sequence, were identified by sequencing miR-138...
January 3, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Xiting Li, Jiaxuan Lu, Wei Teng, Chuanjiang Zhao, Xiaolei Ye
In this study, we investigated the promoter DNA methylation (DNAm) status of the MMP-9 and TIMP-1 genes in patients with chronic periodontitis to evaluate disease progression. Using pyrosequencing technology, DNAm levels of MMP-9 and TIMP-1 CpG islands were measured in 88 chronic periodontitis patients and 15 healthy controls. We found a positive correlation between methylation levels of MMP-9 CpG islands and the severity of chronic periodontitis. Methylated CpG islands were also closely associated with the duration of chronic periodontitis...
January 3, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Michaela J Schultz, John H Connor, Horacio M Frydman
Mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV), are global threats that continue to infect millions annually. Historically, efforts to combat the spread of these diseases have sought to eradicate the mosquito population. This has had limited success. Recent efforts to combat the spread of these diseases have targeted the mosquito population and the mosquito's ability to transmit viruses by altering the mosquito's microbiome. The introduction of particular strains of Wolbachia bacteria into mosquitos suppresses viral growth and blocks disease transmission...
January 3, 2018: DNA and Cell Biology
Rong Fan, HaiYan He, Wang Yao, YanFeng Zhu, XunJie Zhou, MingTai Gui, Jing Lu, Hao Xi, ZhongLong Deng, Min Fan
The Wnt signaling is involved in angiogenesis and tumor development. β-catenin is the core component of the Wnt pathway, which mediates oncogenic transcription and regulated by a series of proteins. Sex-determining region Y-box 7 (SOX7) is a member of high-mobility-group transcription factor family, which inhibits oncogenic Wnt signaling in lots of tumor cells with unknown mechanism. By coimmunoprecipitation (co-IP) and super Topflash reporter assay, SOX7 can bind β-catenin and inhibit β-catenin/T cell factor (TCF)-mediated transcription...
December 22, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Chang-Peng Wu, Peng Wu, Hua-Fu Zhao, Wen-Lan Liu, Wei-Ping Li
Technological advancements in next-generation sequencing are continually changing the landscape of genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic research at the single-cell level. These technologies have been used to detect and analyze circulating tumor cells (CTCs) at the molecular level and provide a new approach for the management of cancer patients. A series of unanticipated discoveries, including the heterogeneity of cancer cell populations, new driver mutations responsible for the resistance of tumors to chemotherapy, and the mechanism of tumor metastasis, have been made using single CTC sequencing...
December 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
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December 20, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Shih-Chia Yeh, Julien Pompon
Mosquito-borne flaviviruses (MBFVs) are a global public health burden. MBFVs have several unique 3'UTR structures that inhibit the host RNA decay machinery to produce subgenomic flaviviral RNAs (sfRNAs). Number of sfRNA species and their relative quantities are dependent on the 3'UTR tertiary structures and can vary between tissues. Two recent in vivo studies demonstrated that sfRNA enhances mosquito transmission, resulting in increased infection rate of saliva. Transmission efficiency is determined by the immune response...
December 18, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Yumei Wang, Xiaoling Yin, Fang Yang
Sepsis is an inflammatory-related disease, and severe sepsis would induce multiorgan dysfunction, which is the most common cause of death of patients in noncoronary intensive care units. Progression of novel therapeutic strategies has proven to be of little impact on the mortality of severe sepsis, and unfortunately, its mechanisms still remain poorly understood. In this study, we analyzed gene expression profiles of severe sepsis with failure of lung, kidney, and liver for the identification of potential biomarkers...
December 18, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Binbin Xu, Ruiqi Ma, Hui Ren, Jiang Qian
Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy in adults. Up to 50% of primary UM cases will develop distant metastasis, but no effective therapies are currently available. The present study aimed to characterize the expression profile of the long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and screen the potential metastasis-associated lncRNAs in UM. A genome-wide analysis of the transcriptome was performed on 11 primary UM tissues (6 metastasized and 5 nonmetastasized) through RNA sequencing. A total of 40,878 lncRNAs were detected in UM, 4,983 of which were novel candidates...
December 14, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Chao Huang, Hesheng Luo
The cancer suppressor gene, testis-specific protein Y-encoded-like 5 (TSPYL5), has been implicated in various cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we investigated the role of TSPYL5 in the development of CRC in vitro. First, we used bioinformatics to predict the binding target of TSPYL5, and found that the microRNA, miR-19-5p, bound to the 3' untranslated region (UTR) of TSPYL5. This interaction was further validated by the dual-luciferase assay. Second, we found that overexpressed TSPYL5 enhanced apoptosis in HT29 cells and reduced cell proliferation, reduced cell migration/invasion, and most of the cells accumulated in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle...
December 14, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Xiaolin Liao, Jiajun Huang, Wanjun Lin, Ze Long, Ying Xie, Wenzhe Ma
To evaluate the in vitro anticancer activity and to investigate the mechanism of action of a thiophene heterocyclic compound, [3-Amino-5-[(2,6-dimethylphenyl)amino]-4-(phenylsulfonyl)-2-thienyl](4-fluorophenyl)methanone (APTM) against human colon cancer HCT116 cells. Sulforhodamine B assay and colony formation assay for cell proliferation assay; propidium iodide (PI) staining for cell cycle profile analysis; Hoechst staining; annexin V-FITC/PI double staining and Western blotting for apoptosis assay. APTM inhibits the growth of HCT116 cells dose and time dependently...
December 7, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Li-Li Zhang, Lan-Fang Zhang, Xiao-He Guo, De-Zhong Zhang, Fang Yang, Ying-Ying Fan
Recently, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as new gene regulators and prognostic biomarkers in several cancers, including gastric cancer (GC). In this study, we investigate the role of lncRNA ZEB1 antisense1 (ZEB1-AS1) on GC progression. In the present study, we found that ZEB1-AS1 expression was upregulated in GC tissues and cell lines. High ZEB1-AS1 expression was significantly correlated with advanced TNM stage, lymph node metastasis, and poor overall survival in GC patients. ZEB1-AS1 suppression reduced GC cell proliferation and invasion in vitro...
December 7, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Carol Shoshkes Reiss
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December 6, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Baojin Yao, Mei Zhang, Meichen Liu, Qun Wang, Meixin Liu, Yu Zhao
Deer antlers are amazing natural appendages that grow faster than any other known mammalian bone. Antler growth occurs at the tip and is initially cartilage, which is later replaced by bone tissue. However, little is known regarding the precise role of cooperation between cell lineages and functional genes in regulating antler growth, and molecular mechanisms responsible for rapid growth remain elusive. In this study, we use an RNA-Seq approach to elucidate the full spectrum of cell lineages, functional genes, and their cooperative interactions during antler growth...
November 29, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Yaru Mou, Yaqin Zhang, Congcong Guo, Junyu Zhao, Zhongwen Zhang, Xiaojun Zhou, Jianjun Dong, Lin Liao
To investigate the therapeutic mechanisms underlying prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) on reducing urinary protein in diabetic kidney disease (DKD). DKD rats were established and randomly divided into four groups: PGE1 (10 μg/kg/day) (P group), ACEI (10 mg/kg/day) (A group), combination of PGE1 with ACEI treatment (P + A group), and saline treatment group (DKD group). Untreated rats were used as normal control (N group). Urinary albumin, endothelin-1 (ET-1), angiotensin II (AngII), TUNEL assay, Masson's trichrome staining, and immunohistochemistry staining for CD68 were evaluated in all groups...
November 29, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
Ping Wang, Qunye Guan, Dongmei Zhou, Ze Yu, Yaobo Song, Wensheng Qiu
Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancy in the world. microRNAs (miRNAs) are naturally occurring noncoding RNA that control gene expression by targeting messenger RNA (mRNA) for post-transcriptional repression or cleavage. This study focused on a specific miRNA, miR-21, which was overexpressed in gastric cancer and examined the effects of miR-21 inhibitor on biological functions of gastric cancer cells and its possible mechanism. Gastric cancer cells MKN74 were treated with miR-21 inhibitor, negative control, and blank control...
November 29, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
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