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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340489/mir-34a-3p-alters-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-meningioma-cells-in-vitro-and-is-directly-targeting-smad4-frat1-and-bcl2
#1
Tamara V Werner, Martin Hart, Ruth Nickels, Yoo-Jin Kim, Michael D Menger, Rainer M Bohle, Andreas Keller, Nicole Ludwig, Eckart Meese
Micro (mi)RNAs are short, noncoding RNAs and deregulation of miRNAs and their targets are implicated in tumor generation and progression in many cancers. Meningiomas are mostly benign, slow growing tumors of the central nervous system with a small percentage showing a malignant phenotype.Following in silico prediction of potential targets of miR-34a-3p, SMAD4, FRAT1, and BCL2 have been confirmed as targets by dual luciferase assays with co-expression of miR-34a-3p and reporter gene constructs containing the respective 3'UTRs...
March 23, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333036/apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-specific-imbalance-of-arachidonic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-in-serum-phospholipids-identifies-individuals-with-preclinical-mild-cognitive-impairment-alzheimer-s-disease
#2
Laila Abdullah, James E Evans, Tanja Emmerich, Gogce Crynen, Ben Shackleton, Andrew P Keegan, Cheryl Luis, Leon Tai, Mary J LaDu, Michael Mullan, Fiona Crawford, Corbin Bachmeier
This study was designed to explore the influence of apolipoprotein E (APOE) on blood phospholipids (PL) in predicting preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD). Lipidomic analyses were also performed on blood from an AD mouse model expressing human APOE isoforms (EFAD) and five AD mutations and from 195 cognitively normal participants, 23 of who converted to mild cognitive impairment (MCI)/AD within 3 years. APOE ε4-carriers converting to MCI/AD had high arachidonic acid (AA)/docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ratios in PL compared to cognitively normal ε4 and non-ε4 carriers...
March 23, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331100/microrna-434-3p-regulates-age-related-apoptosis-through-eif5a1-in-the-skeletal-muscle
#3
Patricia S Pardo, Ameena Hajira, Aladin M Boriek, Junaith S Mohamed
Sarcopenia is caused by increased activation of catabolic pathways, including apoptosis. However, the mechanism underlying sarcopenia is not well understood. We report that aging alters miRNA expression profile as evidenced by miRNA microarray and real-time PCR. Our data show that miR-434-3p is highly downregulated miRNA in skeletal muscles of the aging mouse and provided the first evidence that miR-434 is a novel regulator of apoptosis. Myocytes transfected with miR-434-3p mimic prevents apoptosis induced by various apoptotic stimuli, and that inhibitory role of miR-434-3p was abolished by its antagomir, suggesting a role for miR-434-3p in apoptosis...
March 22, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328537/long-non-coding-rna-loc100129148-functions-as-an-oncogene-in-human-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-targeting-mir-539-5p
#4
Kai-Yu Sun, Tao Peng, Zhe Chen, Peng Song, Xu-Hong Zhou
Emerging studies have shown that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in carcinogenesis and progression, including human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The correlation between lncRNAs expression and NPC development has not been well identified in the recent literature. Recently, high-through put analysis reveals that LOC100129148 is highly expressed in NPC. However, whether the aberrant expression of LOC100129148 in NPC is corrected with tumorigenesis or prognosis has not been investigated. Herein, we identified that LOC100129148 was up-regulated in NPC tissues and cell lines, and higher expression of LOC100129148 resulted in a markedly poorer survival time...
March 21, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325887/a-laboratory-test-of-evolutionary-aging-theories
#5
Tatiana Iouk, Vladimir I Titorenko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325886/mouse-mitochondrial-lipid-composition-is-defined-by-age-in-brain-and-muscle
#6
Amelia K Pollard, Catharine A Ortori, Reinhard Stöger, David A Barrett, Lisa Chakrabarti
Functionality of the lipid rich mitochondrial organelle declines with increased age. Recent advances in lipidomic technologies allowed us to perform a global characterisation of lipid composition in two different tissue types and age ranges. Ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with high resolution mass spectrometry was used to establish and compare mitochondrial lipidomes of brain and skeletal muscle from young (4-11 weeks old) and middle age (78 weeks old) healthy mice. In middle age the brain mitochondria had reduced levels of fatty acids, particularly polyunsaturated fatty acids, while skeletal muscle mitochondria had a decreased abundance of phosphatidylethanolamine, but a pronounced increase of triglyceride levels...
March 21, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325885/physiological-frailty-index-pfi-quantitative-in-life-estimate-of-individual-biological-age-in-mice
#7
Marina P Antoch, Michelle Wrobel, Karen K Kuropatwinski, Ilya Gitlin, Katerina I Leonova, Ilia Toshkov, Anatoli S Gleiberman, Alan D Hutson, Olga B Chernova, Andrei V Gudkov
The development of healthspan-extending pharmaceuticals requires quantitative estimation of age-related progressive physiological decline. In humans, individual health status can be quantitatively assessed by means of a frailty index (FI), a parameter which reflects the scale of accumulation of age-related deficits. However, adaptation of this methodology to animal models is a challenging task since it includes multiple subjective parameters. Here we report a development of a quantitative non-invasive procedure to estimate biological age of an individual animal by creating physiological frailty index (PFI)...
March 19, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316326/overexpression-of-rab1b-and-mmp9-predicts-poor-survival-and-good-response-to-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#8
Xian-Zi Yang, Shu-Zhong Cui, Li-Si Zeng, Tian-Tian Cheng, Xiao-Xing Li, Jun Chi, Ren Wang, X F Steven Zheng, Hui-Yun Wang
Rab1B has recently been reported to be involved in human cancer, but the role of Rab1B in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the expression of Rab1B and MMP9 in CRC by qRT-PCR, immunoblot and immunohistochemistry and analyzed the clinical significance. The results show that Rab1B and MMP9 are increased at both mRNA and protein levels in CRC cell lines and tissues, as measured by qRT-PCR and immunoblotting. The high protein expression of Rab1B and MMP9 in 179 CRC tissues is associated with deep tumor invasion, lymph-node metastasis and advanced TNM stage...
March 18, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316325/silencing-of-the-small-gtpase-diras3-induces-cellular-senescence-in-human-white-adipose-stromal-progenitor-cells
#9
Asim Ejaz, Monika Mattesich, Werner Zwerschke
Inhibition of Akt-mTOR signaling protects from obesity and extends life span in animals. In the present study, we analyse the impact of the small GTPase, GTP-binding RAS-like 3 (DIRAS3), a recently identified weight-loss target gene, on cellular senescence in adipose stromal/progenitor cells (ASCs) derived from human subcutaneous white adipose tissue (sWAT). We demonstrate that DIRAS3 knock-down (KD) in ASCs induces activation of Akt-mTOR signaling and proliferation arrest. DIRAS3 KD ASCs lose the potential to form colonies and are negative for Ki-67...
March 17, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301325/circulating-mirnas-as-biomarkers-of-gait-speed-responses-to-aerobic-exercise-training-in-obese-older-adults
#10
Tan Zhang, Tina E Brinkley, Keqin Liu, Xin Feng, Anthony P Marsh, Stephen Kritchevsky, Xiaobo Zhou, Barbara J Nicklas
Gait speed is a useful predictor of adverse outcomes, including incident mobility disability and mortality in older adults. While aerobic exercise training (AEX) is generally an effective therapy to improve gait speed, individual responses are highly variable. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) may contribute to inter-individual changes in gait speed with AEX. We examined whether plasma miRNAs are associated with gait speed changes (dGaitSp) in 33 obese older adults (age: 69.3±3.6 years, BMI: 34.0±3.1 kg/m(2), 85% white, 73% women) who performed treadmill walking, 4 days/week for 5 months...
March 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301326/functional-decline-at-the-aging-neuromuscular-junction-is-associated-with-altered-laminin-%C3%AE-4-expression
#11
Kah Meng Lee, Kirat K Chand, Luke A Hammond, Nickolas A Lavidis, Peter G Noakes
Laminin-α4 is involved in the alignment of active zones to postjunctional folds at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). Prior study has implicated laminin-α4 in NMJ maintenance, with altered NMJ morphology observed in adult laminin-α4 deficient mice (lama4(-/-)). The present study further investigated the role of laminin-α4 in NMJ maintenance by functional characterization of transmission properties, morphological investigation of synaptic proteins including synaptic laminin-α4, and neuromotor behavioral testing...
March 14, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291957/effect-of-intranasally-administered-insulin-on-cerebral-blood-flow-and-perfusion-a-randomized-experiment-in-young-and-older-adults
#12
Abimbola A Akintola, Anna M van Opstal, Rudi G Westendorp, Iris Postmus, Jeroen van der Grond, Diana van Heemst
Insulin, a vasoactive modulator regulating peripheral and cerebral blood flow, has been consistently linked to aging and longevity. In this proof of principle study, using a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled crossover design, we explored the effects of intranasally administered insulin (40IU) on cerebral blood flow (CBF) and perfusion in older (60-69 years, n=11) and younger (20-26 years, n=8) adults. Changes in CBF through the major cerebropetal arteries were assessed via phase contrast MR-angiography, and regional cortical tissue perfusion via pseudo-continuous arterial spin labelling...
March 14, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288000/age-associated-chromatin-relaxation-is-enhanced-in-huntington-s-disease-mice
#13
Myungsun Park, Byungkuk Min, Kyuheum Jeon, Sunwha Cho, Jung Sun Park, Jisun Kim, Jeha Jeon, Jinhoi Song, Seokho Kim, Sangkyun Jeong, Hyemyung Seo, Yong-Kook Kang
Expansion of polyglutamine stretch in the huntingtin (HTT) protein is a major cause of Huntington's disease (HD). The polyglutamine part in HTT interacts with various proteins implicated in epigenetic regulation of genes, suggesting that mutant HTT may disturb the integrity of the epigenetic system. Here, we used a PCRseq-based method to examine expression profile of 395 exonic segments from 260 "epi-driver" genes in splenic T lymphocytes from aged HD mice. We identified 67 exonic segments differentially expressed between young and aged HD mice, most of them upregulated in the aged...
March 12, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284043/the-histone-variant-h3-3-claims-its-place-in-the-crowded-scene-of-epigenetics
#14
Daniele Bano, Antonia Piazzesi, Paolo Salomoni, Pierluigi Nicotera
Histones are evolutionarily conserved DNA-binding proteins. As scaffolding molecules, they significantly regulate the DNA packaging into the nucleus of all eukaryotic cells. As docking units, they influence the recruitment of the transcriptional machinery, thus establishing unique gene expression patterns that ultimately promote different biological outcomes. While canonical histones H3.1 and H3.2 are synthetized and loaded during DNA replication, the histone variant H3.3 is expressed and deposited into the chromatin throughout the cell cycle...
March 10, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283675/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-gene-deregulation-in-the-anterior-horn-of-the-spinal-cord-and-frontal-cortex-area-8-implications-in-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration
#15
Pol Andrés-Benito, Jesús Moreno, Ester Aso, Mónica Povedano, Isidro Ferrer
Transcriptome arrays identifies 747 genes differentially expressed in the anterior horn of the spinal cord and 2,300 genes differentially expressed in frontal cortex area 8 in a single group of typical sALS cases without frontotemporal dementia compared with age-matched controls. Main up-regulated clusters in the anterior horn are related to inflammation and apoptosis; down-regulated clusters are linked to axoneme structures and protein synthesis. In contrast, up-regulated gene clusters in frontal cortex area 8 involve neurotransmission, synaptic proteins and vesicle trafficking, whereas main down-regulated genes cluster into oligodendrocyte function and myelin-related proteins...
March 9, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278492/patterns-of-brain-atrophy-associated-with-episodic-memory-and-semantic-fluency-decline-in-aging
#16
Amandine Pelletier, Charlotte Bernard, Bixente Dilharreguy, Catherine Helmer, Melanie Le Goff, Sandra Chanraud, Jean-François Dartigues, Michèle Allard, Hélène Amieva, Catheline Gwénaëlle
The cerebral substratum of age-related cognitive decline was evaluated in an elderly-cohort followed for 12 years (n=306). Participants, free of dementia, received neuropsychological assessments every two years and an MRI exam at baseline and four years later. Cognitive decline was evaluated on two broadly used tests to detect dementia: the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT), a verbal episodic memory task, and the Isaacs Set Test (IST), a semantic fluency task. Using voxel-based approach, the relationship between cognitive decline with 1/ baseline grey matter volumes and 2/ grey matter volume loss between the two scans was explored...
March 9, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278131/microvesicles-from-the-plasma-of-elderly-subjects-and-from-senescent-endothelial-cells-promote-vascular-calcification
#17
Matilde Alique, María Piedad Ruíz-Torres, Guillermo Bodega, María Victoria Noci, Nuria Troyano, Lourdes Bohórquez, Carlos Luna, Rafael Luque, Andrés Carmona, Julia Carracedo, Rafael Ramírez
Vascular calcification is commonly seen in elderly people, though it can also appear in middle-aged subjects affected by premature vascular aging. The aim of this work is to test the involvement of microvesicles (MVs) produced by senescent endothelial cells (EC) and from plasma of elderly people in vascular calcification. The present work shows that MVs produced by senescent cultured ECs, plus those found in the plasma of elderly subjects, promote calcification in vascular smooth muscle cells. Only MVs from senescent ECs, and from elderly subjects' plasma, induced calcification...
March 8, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275206/the-tp53-gene-rs1042522-c-g-polymorphism-and-neuroblastoma-risk-in-chinese-children
#18
Jing He, Fenghua Wang, Jinhong Zhu, Zhuorong Zhang, Yan Zou, Ruizhong Zhang, Tianyou Yang, Huimin Xia
TP53, a tumor suppressor gene, plays a critical role in cell cycle control, apoptosis, and DNA damage repair. Previous studies have indicated that the TP53 gene Arg72Pro (rs1042522 C>G) polymorphism is associated with susceptibility to various types of cancer. We evaluated the association of the TP53 gene rs1042522 C>G polymorphism with neuroblastoma susceptibility in a hospital-based study among the Chinese Han population. Enrolled were 256 patients and 531 controls. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) generated using logistic regression models were used to determine the strength of the association of interest...
March 8, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273655/new-agents-that-target-senescent-cells-the-flavone-fisetin-and-the-bcl-xl-inhibitors-a1331852-and-a1155463
#19
Yi Zhu, Ewald J Doornebal, Tamar Pirtskhalava, Nino Giorgadze, Mark Wentworth, Heike Fuhrmann-Stroissnigg, Laura J Niedernhofer, Paul D Robbins, Tamara Tchkonia, James L Kirkland
Senescent cells accumulate with aging and at sites of pathology in multiple chronic diseases. Senolytics are drugs that selectively promote apoptosis of senescent cells by temporarily disabling the pro-survival pathways that enable senescent cells to resist the pro-apoptotic, pro-inflammatory factors that they themselves secrete. Reducing senescent cell burden by genetic approaches or by administering senolytics delays or alleviates multiple age- and disease-related adverse phenotypes in preclinical models...
March 8, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273043/frailty-and-inflammatory-markers-in-older-adults-with-cancer
#20
Tomohiro F Nishijima, Allison M Deal, Grant R Williams, Emily J Guerard, Kirsten A Nyrop, Hyman B Muss
We examined the associations between frailty and inflammatory markers, in particular neutrophil lymphocyte ratio (NLR), in elderly cancer patients. We conducted cross-sectional analyses of data derived from the Carolina Seniors Registry (CSR), a database of geriatric assessments (GA) in older adults (≧65 years) with cancer. We included patients in the CSR who had a GA and complete blood count test before initiation of therapy. The primary outcome was frailty, determined using the 36-item Carolina Frailty Index (CFI)...
March 8, 2017: Aging
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