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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445086/long-noncoding-rna-highly-upregulated-in-liver-cancer-activates-p53-p21-pathway-and-promotes-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-growth
#1
Xue Jiang, Weiwei Liu
Dysfunction of lncRNA has been found in the nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC); however, the effect of lncRNA expression on NPC tumorigenesis as well as the molecular mechanism of lncRNA in the pathogenesis of NPC remain largely unknown. In this study, we showed that highly upregulated in liver cancer (HULC), the first identified lncRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma, is highly expressed in NPC patients and correlated with a poor prognosis of cancer patients. Overexpressed HULC promotes NPC cell growth. Downregulation of HULC activated p53 and induced the increased expression of p21, which finally caused cell cycle arrest and cell apoptosis...
April 26, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436683/dexmedetomidine-protects-pc12-cells-from-lidocaine-induced-cytotoxicity-through-downregulation-of-col3a1-mediated-by-mir-let-7b
#2
Qiong Wang, Yingjun She, Xiaobao Bi, Baisong Zhao, Xiangcai Ruan, Yonghong Tan
Safety concerns of some local anesthetics, such as lidocaine, have been raised in recent years due to potential neurological impairment. Dexmedetomidine may protect humans from neurotoxicity, and miR-let-7b is activated by nerve injury; however, the roles of miR-let-7b and its target gene in lidocaine-induced cytotoxicity are not well known. Through bioinformatics and a luciferase reporter assay, COL3A1 was suggested as a direct target gene of miR-let-7b. Here, we confirmed by measuring mRNA and protein levels that miR-let-7b was downregulated and COL3A1 was upregulated in lidocaine-treated cells, an observation that was reversed by dexmedetomidine...
April 24, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436679/cited2-mutations-in-conserved-regions-contribute-to-conotruncal-heart-defects-in-chinese-children
#3
Bojian Li, Tian Pu, Yang Liu, Yuejuan Xu, Rang Xu
Conotruncal heart defects (CTDs) are severe malformations of outflow tract with heterogeneous morphology. Several missense variants of CITED2 have been identified to cause CTDs in recent researches. In this study, we screened the coding regions of CITED2 in 605 Chinese children with CTDs and found two possible pathogenic mutant sites: p.Q117L and p.T257A, both located in the conserved regions of CITED2. Then, we investigated the biological and functional alterations of them. Western blotting showed low level of protein expression of mutant Q117 and T257A compared with wild-type CITED2...
April 24, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430527/herc4-is-overexpressed-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-contributes-to-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#4
Yi Zheng, Jie Li, Chenwei Pan, Guangyao Zhou, Lu Zhuge, Lingxiang Jin, Peipei Fang
Recently, more and more evidences unveiled that ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) makes an important contribution to the occurrence and development of cancer. HERC4 is one identified Ubiqutin ligase E3, a member of UPS. Although some studies showed that HERC4 abnormally expresses in many cancer cells, till now, nothing has been reported about the function of HERC4 in the development of hepatoma carcinoma. To this end, in this study, we studied the function of HERC4 for the first time in hepatoma carcinoma cells...
April 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430525/differential-expression-of-mir-202-and-validation-of-predicted-target-genes-in-the-skin-tissue-of-c57bl-6-black-mice-and-balb-c-white-mice
#5
Lei Qu, Jianping Li, Zhihui Zhao, Huaizhi Jiang, Qiaoling Zhang
In recent years, with the need of the fur industry to obtain greater quantities of high-quality fur and the research of hair follicle development attracting greater attention, the role of miRNAs in hair follicle development has become a field of intense interest. miRNAs are short length RNAs that affect gene regulation by binding to the 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of the mRNAs of certain target genes. This study predicted and validated the target genes of miR-202 in the skin tissue of C57BL/6 black mice and BALB/c white mice...
April 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430523/altered-expression-of-mirnas-is-related-to-larynx-cancer-tnm-stage-and-patients-smoking-status
#6
Antoni Bruzgielewicz, Ewa Osuch-Wojcikiewicz, Kazimierz Niemczyk, Olga Sieniawska-Buccella, Mateusz Siwak, Anna Walczak, Alicja Nowak, Ireneusz Majsterek
It has been reported that microRNAs (miRNAs) are responsible for acquiring all the hallmarks of cancer cells, as well as have a significant impact on the clinical management of cancers at every stage, including prognosis, remission, relapse, and metastasis. In this study, we investigated the association of miR-29a-3p, miR-202-3p, miR-3713, miR-4768-3p, and miR-548aa expression with clinicopathologic features in patients suffering from laryngeal cancer (LC) and determined the potential role of studied miRNAs in the progression of LC...
April 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418735/polymorphisms-of-comt-c-649g-a-mao-a-c-1460c-t-net-c-1287g-a-genes-and-the-level-of-catecholamines-serotonin-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#7
Jolanta Florczak-Wyspianska, Agata Rozycka, Lukasz Wolny, Margarita Lianeri, Wojciech Kozubski, Jolanta Dorszewska
The purpose of this study was to determine the concentration of plasma norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (E), and serotonin (5-HT) in two collections, after a 30-min supine (I) and 5-min upright position (II), and polymorphisms of genes, COMT (c.649G>A), MAO-A (c.1460C>T), and NET (c.1287G>A), in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other degenerative parkinsonism and controls. The study was performed in 49 PD patients, 19 parkinsonism patients, and 48 controls. The level of NE, E, and 5-HT was determined by HPLC/EC...
April 18, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418724/long-noncoding-rna-meg3-negatively-regulates-proliferation-and-angiogenesis-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
#8
Chao He, Wei Yang, Jun Yang, Jiawang Ding, Song Li, Hui Wu, Fei Zhou, Yurong Jiang, Lin Teng, Jian Yang
Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) MEG3 is an important tumor suppressor in several types of human cancers. However, the biological function and underlying mechanism of MEG3 in vascular endothelial cells (VECs) remain unknown. In the present study, we demonstrated the functional importance of lncRNA MEG3 in proliferation and angiogenesis of VECs. MEG3 overexpression significantly suppressed the proliferation and in vitro angiogenesis in VECs, whereas knockdown of MEG3 had the opposite effect. Furthermore, we found that MEG3 exerts its function through negatively regulating miR-9 by acting as a microRNA sponge...
April 18, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346846/dna-methylation-of-the-pdgfd-gene-promoter-increases-the-risk-for-intracranial-aneurysms-and-brain-arteriovenous-malformations
#9
Shengjun Zhou, Xiang Gao, Jie Sun, Zhiqing Lin, Yi Huang
The aim of this study was to determine the role of DNA methylation of the platelet-derived growth factor-D (PDGFD) gene promoter in the development of intracranial aneurysms (IAs) and brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVMs). A total of 70 patients with IAs or BAVMs and 26 control individuals were enrolled for this study. The PDGFD level in the plasma was determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. DNA methylation levels of seven cytosine-phosphate-guanine (CpG) dinucleotides present in the PDGFD gene promoter were measured using bisulfite pyrosequencing technology...
March 27, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346830/synergetic-neuroprotective-effect-of-docosahexaenoic-acid-and-aspirin-in-sh-y5y-by-inhibiting-mir-21-and-activating-rxr%C3%AE-and-ppar%C3%AE
#10
Yongwang Fu, Jin Zhen, Zuneng Lu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a serious neurodegenerative disorder that lacks effective therapeutic methods. In this research, expressions of PPARα, RXRα, and miR-21 were evaluated in PD patients and normal controls. To investigate the effects of miR-21, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and aspirin (ASA) on PD, as well as the relationships between them, SH-Y5Y cells were treated with DHA, ASA, or both for 24 h. The assay showed that levels of miR-21 were increased and levels of PPARα were decreased in PD patients compared with normal controls...
March 27, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328238/valproic-acid-induces-decreased-expression-of-h19-promoting-cell-apoptosis-in-a549-cells
#11
Yang Hao, Guodong Wang, Chao Lin, Dong Li, Zhonghao Ji, Fei Gao, Zhanjun Li, Dianfeng Liu, Dongxu Wang
It has been suggested that the imprinted gene, H19, plays a crucial role in the development of cancer. In the present study, we attempted to treat the abnormal expression and methylation status of H19 in A549 cells using valproic acid (VPA), ascorbic acid (Vc), and 5-aza-Cytidine (5-Aza). The results suggested that VPA administration could alter the expression pattern of H19, while the hypomethylation status of H19 DMR was unchanged. Furthermore, overexpression of HDAC1 and DNMT1 was associated with decreased expression of H19 in VPA-treated cells...
March 22, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304193/peptidomic-analysis-of-fetal-heart-tissue-for-identification-of-endogenous-peptides-involved-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
#12
Jingjing Zhang, Dong Liang, Qing Cheng, Li Cao, Yun Wu, Yan Wang, Shuping Han, Zhangbin Yu, Xianwei Cui, Tianhui Xu, Dingyuan Ma, Ping Hu, Zhengfeng Xu
Tetralogy of fallot (TOF) is one of the most prevalent types of congenital heart diseases. As a category of bioactive molecules, peptides have been proved to participate in various biological processes. However, the role of endogenous peptides in the pathogenesis of TOF has not been studied. In this study, we performed a comparative peptidomic profile in the fetal heart of TOF and the control group for the first time by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Our data demonstrated that a total of 201 peptides derived from 176 precursor proteins were differentially expressed in the heart tissues of TOF fetuses compared with normal controls, including 41 upregulated peptides and 160 downregulated peptides...
March 17, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287831/shear-stress-in-autophagy-and-its-possible-mechanisms-in-the-process-of-atherosclerosis
#13
Feng-Xia Guo, Yan-Wei Hu, Lei Zheng, Qian Wang
Autophagy can eliminate harmful components and maintain cellular homeostasis in response to a series of extracellular insults in eukaryotes. More and more studies show that autophagy plays vital roles in the development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial disease and shear stress acts as a key role in its process. Understanding the role of shear stress in autophagy may offer insight into atherosclerosis therapies, especially emerging targeted therapy. In this article, we retrospect related studies to summarize the present comprehension of the association between autophagy and atherosclerosis onset and progression...
March 13, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281780/fibroblast-growth-factor-1-transfected-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-angiogenic-proliferation
#14
Seyed Javad Hoseini, Hamed Ghazavi, Fatemeh Forouzanfar, Baratali Mashkani, Ahmad Ghorbani, Elahe Mahdipour, Faezeh Ghasemi, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
The aim of this study was to investigate, for the first time, the effects of using adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AD-MSCs) transfected with an episomal plasmid encoding fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1) (AD-MSCs(FGF1)), in providing the microenvironment required for angiogenic proliferation. The isolated rat AD-MSCs were positive for mesenchymal (CD29 and CD90) and negative for hematopoietic (CD34 and CD45) surface markers. Adipogenic and osteogenic differentiation of the AD-MSCs also occurred in the proper culture media...
March 10, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278385/the-type-i-interferon-response-and-age-dependent-susceptibility-to-herpes-simplex-virus-infection
#15
Daniel Giraldo, Douglas R Wilcox, Richard Longnecker
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a highly prevalent human neurotropic pathogen. HSV-1 infection is associated with a variety of diseases ranging from benign orolabial lesions to more serious and even life-threatening conditions such as herpes simplex keratitis and herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). HSE is a rare occurrence among healthy adult individuals, but newborns are a particularly susceptible population. Type I IFN signaling has been identified as a crucial component of the innate immune response to the control of HSV-1 infection...
March 9, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278381/alternative-splicing-of-stat3-is-affected-by-rna-editing
#16
Lior Goldberg, Mor Abutbul-Amitai, Gideon Paret, Yael Nevo-Caspi
A-to-I RNA editing, carried out by adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR) enzymes, is an epigenetic phenomenon of posttranscriptional modifications on pre-mRNA. RNA editing in intronic sequences may influence alternative splicing of flanking exons. We have previously shown that conditions that induce editing result in elevated expression of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), preferentially the alternatively-spliced STAT3β isoform. Mechanisms regulating alternative splicing of STAT3 have not been elucidated...
March 9, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277742/mir-185-p2y6-axis-inhibits-angiotensin-ii-induced-human-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation
#17
Shunmin Wang, Lujun Tang, Qian Zhou, Duomei Lu, Wulei Duan, Cheng Chen, Lu Huang, Yuansheng Tan
The abnormal proliferation and apoptosis of human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells (HAVSMCs) play an important role in the pathogenesis of hypertension. Recent study revealed that angiotensin II (Ang II) could elicit HAVSMC dysfunction, to induce or aggravate hypertension. Purinergic receptor P2Y6, an inflammation-inducible G protein-coupled receptor, promoted Ang II-induced hypertension. In the present study, we revealed that Ang II induced HAVSMC proliferation and upregulated P2Y6 protein levels. After knockdown of P2Y6, the promotive effect of Ang II on HAVSMC proliferation was restored...
March 9, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277741/characterization-and-complementation-of-a-chlorophyll-less-dominant-mutant-gl1-in-lagerstroemia-indica
#18
Shu'an Wang, Peng Wang, Lulu Gao, Rutong Yang, Linfang Li, Enliang Zhang, Qing Wang, Ya Li, Zengfang Yin
Crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) is a woody ornamental plant popularly grown because of its long-lasting, midsummer blooms and beautiful colors. The GL1 dominant mutant is the first chlorophyll-less mutant identified in crape myrtle. It was obtained from a natural yellow leaf bud mutation. We previously revealed that leaf color of the GL1 mutant is affected by light intensity. However, the mechanism of the GL1 mutant on light response remained unclear. The acclimation response of mutant and wild-type (WT) plants was assessed in a time series after transferring from low light (LL) to high light (HL) by analyzing chlorophyll synthesis precursor content, photosynthetic performance, and gene expression...
March 9, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256910/brca1-associated-protein-1-suppresses-osteosarcoma-cell-proliferation-and-migration-through-regulation-pi3k-akt-pathway
#19
Shuming Gao, Hongjiang Sun, Cai Cheng, Guangya Wang
BRCA1-associated protein-1 (BAP1) is an important nuclear-localized deubiquitinating enzyme. Dysregulation of BAP1 has been reported in many types of cancers. However, there are few articles on the role of BAP1 in osteosarcoma (OS) and the molecular mechanisms of BAP1 in OS remain largely unknown. In this study, we examined the expression of BAP1 in the tissue sample from OS patients and healthy control subjects, and then investigated the biological function and molecular mechanisms of BAP1 in OS. We found that BAP1 was significantly reduced in OS patients and OS cell lines...
March 3, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398872/hydrogen-peroxide-induced-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1-gene-demethylation-contributes-to-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-apoptosis-in-human-u251-glioma-cells
#20
Zhiguo Xing, Yaping Ni, Junjie Zhao, Xudong Ma
Glioblastoma multiforme is a type of central nervous system tumor with extremely poor prognosis. Previously, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which promotes the oxidative stress response, has been reported to induce the apoptosis of glioma cells. Recently, secreted frizzled-related protein 1 (SFRP1) has been shown to be associated with various types of malignant tumors and with H2O2-induced oxidative stress in cardiomyocytes by negatively regulating the Wnt signaling pathway. This study aimed to explore SFRP1 expression and its roles in H2O2-induced apoptosis in human glioma cells...
February 28, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
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