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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156805/circulating-tumor-dna-shows-variable-clonal-response-of-breast-cancer-during-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Ji-Yeon Kim, Donghyun Park, Dae-Soon Son, Seok Jin Nam, Seok Won Kim, Hae Hyun Jung, Yeon Jeong Kim, Gahee Park, Woong-Yang Park, Jeong Eon Lee, Yeon Hee Park
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) correlates with tumor burden and provides early detection of treatment response and tumor genetic alterations in breast cancer (BC). In this study, we aimed to identify genetic alterations during the process of tumor clonal evolution and examine if ctDNA level well indicated clinical response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) and BC recurrence. We performed targeted ultra-deep sequencing of plasma DNAs, matched germline DNAs and tumor DNAs from locally advanced BC patients. Serial plasma DNAs were collected at diagnosis, after the 1(st) cycle of NAC and after curative surgery...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156803/tet1-inhibits-cell-proliferation-by-inducing-rassf5-expression
#2
Bo-Tai Li, Chao Yu, Ying Xu, Sheng-Bing Liu, Heng-Yu Fan, Wei-Wei Pan
Tet methylcytosine dioxygenases (TETs) catalyze the oxidative reactions of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC). However, TET1 roles in ovarian cancer cell growth are unknown. Here, we show that ectopic expression of TET1 increased 5hmC levels, and inhibited proliferation and colony formation in ovarian cancer cell lines. Furthermore, in vitro and in vivo functional studies demonstrated that TET1 overexpression is necessary for the suppression of ovarian cancer growth, whereas depletion of TET1 expression had the opposite effect...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156518/linc00152-mir-139-5p-regulates-gastric-cancer-cell-aerobic-glycolysis-by-targeting-prkaa1
#3
Keke Sun, Pingping Hu, Feng Xu
Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and glycolysis is a major feature of gastric cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) involve in gastric cancer cell proliferation, glycolysis and other cellular processes. MiR-139-5p is reported as a tumor suppressor in cancers, however, the role of miR-139-5p including glycolytic metabolism is unclear in gastric cancer. So, the purpose of the present study is to elucidate the underlying mechanism in gastric cancer metabolism mediated by miR-139-5p. Our results revealed that miR-139-5p inhibited glycolysis by regulating AMP-activated, alpha 1 catalytic subunit (PRKAA1) expression in gastric cancer cells...
November 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156207/intracellular-protein-degradation-from-a-vague-idea-thru-the-lysosome-and-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-and-onto-human-diseases-and-drug-targeting
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Aaron Ciechanover
Between the 1950s and 1980s, scientists were focusing mostly on how the genetic code is transcribed to RNA and translated to proteins, but how proteins are degraded has remained a neglected research area. With the discovery of the lysosome by Christian de Duve it was assumed that cellular proteins are degraded within this organelle. Yet, several independent lines of experimental evidence strongly suggested that intracellular proteolysis is largely non-lysosomal, but the mechanisms involved remained obscure...
December 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156009/discovering-cancer-vulnerabilities-using-high-throughput-micro-rna-screening
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Iva Nikolic, Benjamin Elsworth, Eoin Dodson, Sunny Z Wu, Cathryn M Gould, Pieter Mestdagh, Glenn M Marshall, Lisa G Horvath, Kaylene J Simpson, Alexander Swarbrick
Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) are potent regulators of gene expression and cellular phenotype. Each miRNA has the potential to target hundreds of transcripts within the cell thus controlling fundamental cellular processes such as survival and proliferation. Here, we exploit this important feature of miRNA networks to discover vulnerabilities in cancer phenotype, and map miRNA-target relationships across different cancer types. More specifically, we report the results of a functional genomics screen of 1280 miRNA mimics and inhibitors in eight cancer cell lines, and its presentation in a sophisticated interactive data portal...
November 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155959/the-discovery-potential-of-rna-processing-profiles
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Amadís Pagès, Ivan Dotu, Joan Pallarès-Albanell, Eulàlia Martí, Roderic Guigó, Eduardo Eyras
Small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs) are highly abundant molecules that regulate essential cellular processes and are classified according to sequence and structure. Here we argue that read profiles from size-selected RNA sequencing capture the post-transcriptional processing specific to each RNA family, thereby providing functional information independently of sequence and structure. We developed SeRPeNT, a new computational method that exploits reproducibility across replicates and uses dynamic time-warping and density-based clustering algorithms to identify, characterize and compare sncRNAs by harnessing the power of read profiles...
November 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155830/molecular-characterization-of-tsetse-s-proboscis-and-its-response-to-trypanosoma-congolense-infection
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Erick O Awuoche, Brian L Weiss, Aurélien Vigneron, Paul O Mireji, Emre Aksoy, Benson Nyambega, Geoffrey M Attardo, Yineng Wu, Michelle O'Neill, Grace Murilla, Serap Aksoy
Tsetse flies (Glossina spp.) transmit parasitic African trypanosomes (Trypanosoma spp.), including Trypanosoma congolense, which causes animal African trypanosomiasis (AAT). AAT detrimentally affects agricultural activities in sub-Saharan Africa and has negative impacts on the livelihood and nutrient availability for the affected communities. After tsetse ingests an infectious blood meal, T. congolense sequentially colonizes the fly's gut and proboscis (PB) organs before being transmitted to new mammalian hosts during subsequent feedings...
November 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155820/mass-spectrometry-based-quantification-of-the-cellular-response-to-ultraviolet-radiation-in-hela-cells
#8
Hong Xu, Xuanyi Chen, Nanjiao Ying, Meixia Wang, Xiaoli Xu, Rongyi Shi, Yuejin Hua
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is a common form of DNA damage that can cause pyrimidine dimers between DNA, which can cause gene mutations, even double-strand breaks and threaten genome stability. If DNA repair systems default their roles at this stage, the organism can be damaged and result in disease, especially cancer. To better understand the cellular response to this form of damage, we applied highly sensitive mass spectrometry to perform comparative proteomics of phosphorylation in HeLa cells. A total of 4367 phosphorylation sites in 2100 proteins were identified, many of which had not been reported previously...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155810/regulation-of-transcription-elongation-in-response-to-osmostress
#9
Andrea Silva, Santiago Cavero, Victoria Sarah, Carme Solé, René Böttcher, Sebastián Chávez, Francesc Posas, Eulàlia de Nadal
Cells trigger massive changes in gene expression upon environmental fluctuations. The Hog1 stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) is an important regulator of the transcriptional activation program that maximizes cell fitness when yeast cells are exposed to osmostress. Besides being associated with transcription factors bound at target promoters to stimulate transcriptional initiation, activated Hog1 behaves as a transcriptional elongation factor that is selective for stress-responsive genes. Here, we provide insights into how this signaling kinase functions in transcription elongation...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155548/site-selective-rna-splicing-nanozyme-dnazyme-and-rtcb-conjugates-on-a-gold-nanoparticle
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Jessica R Petree, Kevin Yehl, Kornelia Galior, Roxanne Glazier, Brendan Deal, Khalid Salaita
Modifying RNA through either splicing or editing is a fundamental biological process for creating protein diversity from the same genetic code. Developing novel chemical biology tools for RNA editing has potential to transiently edit genes and to provide a better understanding of RNA biochemistry. Current techniques used to modify RNA include the use of ribozymes, adenosine deaminase and tRNA endonucleases. Herein, we report a nanozyme that is capable of splicing of virtually any RNA stem-loop. This nanozyme is comprised of a gold nanoparticle functionalized with three enzymes: two catalytic DNA strands with ribonuclease function and an RNA ligase...
November 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155388/polyelectrolyte-multilayers-for-bio-applications-recent-advancements
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REVIEW
Suman Pahal, Ruchi Gakhar, Ashok M Raichur, Manoj M Varma
The synergistic relationship between structure and the bulk properties of polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) films has generated tremendous interest in their application for loading and release of bioactive species. Layer-by-layer assembly is the simplest, cost effective process for fabrication of such PEMs films, leading to one of the most widely accepted platforms for incorporating biological molecules with nanometre precision. The bulk reservoir properties of PEM films render them a potential candidate for applications such as biosensing, drug delivery and tissue engineering...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155091/dynamic-molecular-events-associated-to-plasmodium-berghei-gametogenesis-through-proteomic-approach
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Carlos H S Garcia, Delphine Depoix, Rayner M L Queiroz, Jaques M F Souza, Wagner Fontes, Marcelo V de Sousa, Marlon D M Santos, Paulo C Carvalho, Philippe Grellier, Sébastien Charneau
Plasmodium mature sexual cycle occurs in the vector mosquitoes and ensures the transmission to a new host. Gametogenesis takes place within minutes in the vector midgut. Gametocytes have to complete a deep nuclear reorganization, quick differentiation, and in the case of male gametocytes, intracytoplasmic flagellum assembly that results in free-swimming microgametes required for macrogamete fertilization. In efforts to improve our knowledge of molecular mechanisms involved in gamete morphogenesis, we carried out a nanoLC/MSMS based quantitative proteomic analysis throughout the xanthurenic acid-induced gametogenesis of the rodent parasite P...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154817/cancer-stem-cell-like-population-is-preferentially-suppressed-by-egfr-tkis-in-egfr-mutated-pc-9-tumor-models
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Fan Yang, Yang Li, Bin Liu, Jiacong You, Qinghua Zhou
AIMS: Although the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Wnt/β-catenin signaling systems synergistically regulate many essential developmental and regenerative processes in lung cancer, the mechanisms of their crosstalk remain poorly defined. Our study aimed to investigate an interaction between EGFR and the β-catenin signal. RESULTS: In this study, we described a potent activation of β-catenin by EGFR, which is dependent of the PtdIns3K/AKT pathway. We found EGF activated β-catenin signaling via phosphorylation of EGFR and AKT in EGFR-mutated PC-9 lung cancer cells...
November 14, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154475/identification-and-analysis-of-a-key-long-non-coding-rnas-lncrnas-associated-module-reveal-functional-lncrnas-in-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Jian Zhang, Chenchen Feng, Chao Song, Bo Ai, Xuefeng Bai, Yuejuan Liu, Xuecang Li, Jianmei Zhao, Shengshu Shi, Xin Chen, Xiaojie Su, Chunquan Li
Cardiac hypertrophy (CH) is a common disease that originates from long-term heart pressure overload and finally leads to heart failure. Recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have attracted attention because they have broad and crucial functions in regulating complex biological processes. Some studies had found that lncRNAs play vital roles in complex cardiovascular diseases. However, the function and mechanism of lncRNAs in CH have not been elucidated. In our study, to investigate the potential roles of lncRNAs in CH, the Cardiac Hypertrophy-associated LncRNAs-Protein coding genes Network (CHLPN) was constructed by integrating gene microarray re-annotation and subpathway enrichment analyses...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154025/alternative-transcriptional-regulation-in-genome-reduced-bacteria
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REVIEW
Samuel Miravet-Verde, Verónica Lloréns-Rico, Luis Serrano
Transcription is a core process of bacterial physiology, and as such it must be tightly controlled, so that bacterial cells maintain steady levels of each RNA molecule in homeostasis and modify them in response to perturbations. The major regulators of transcription in bacteria (and in eukaryotes) are transcription factors. However, in genome-reduced bacteria, the limited number of these proteins is insufficient to explain the variety of responses shown upon changes in their environment. Thus, alternative regulators may play a central role in orchestrating RNA levels in these microorganisms...
November 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153836/post-transcriptional-regulation-of-de-novo-lipogenesis-by-mtorc1-s6k1-srpk2-signaling
#16
Gina Lee, Yuxiang Zheng, Sungyun Cho, Cholsoon Jang, Christina England, Jamie M Dempsey, Yonghao Yu, Xiaolei Liu, Long He, Paola M Cavaliere, Andre Chavez, Erik Zhang, Meltem Isik, Anthony Couvillon, Noah E Dephoure, T Keith Blackwell, Jane J Yu, Joshua D Rabinowitz, Lewis C Cantley, John Blenis
mTORC1 is a signal integrator and master regulator of cellular anabolic processes linked to cell growth and survival. Here, we demonstrate that mTORC1 promotes lipid biogenesis via SRPK2, a key regulator of RNA-binding SR proteins. mTORC1-activated S6K1 phosphorylates SRPK2 at Ser494, which primes Ser497 phosphorylation by CK1. These phosphorylation events promote SRPK2 nuclear translocation and phosphorylation of SR proteins. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis reveals that lipid biosynthetic enzymes are among the downstream targets of mTORC1-SRPK2 signaling...
November 14, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153620/targeted-dna-enrichment-and-whole-genome-sequencing-of-neisseria-meningitidis-directly-from-clinical-specimens
#17
Stephen A Clark, Ronan Doyle, Jay Lucidarme, Ray Borrow, Judith Breuer
In England and Wales, approximately one half of all laboratory-confirmed meningococcal disease cases fail to yield a viable invasive isolate, primarily due to the use of antibiotics. Characterisation of non-culture meningococci has been restricted to the detection or sequencing of specific gene targets within clinical specimens. In this study we investigated the ability of the Agilent SureSelectXT kit to facilitate DNA enrichment and genome sequencing of meningococcal DNA within a small panel of blood and CSF specimens...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152379/interplay-of-neuronal-and-non-neuronal-genes-regulates-intestinal-daf-16-mediated-immune-response-during-fusarium-infection-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
#18
Papri Nag, Pooja Rani Aggarwal, Sudip Ghosh, Kanika Narula, Rajul Tayal, Nidhi Maheshwari, Niranjan Chakraborty, Subhra Chakraborty
Although precisely controlled innate immune response is governed by conserved cellular events in phylogenetically diverse hosts, the underlying molecular mechanisms by which this process is regulated against a multi-host pathogen remain unknown. Fusarium oxysporum is a model multi-host pathogen, known to be associated with neuronal stress in humans and vascular wilt in plants. The interaction between innate immune and neuronal pathways is the basis of many diverse biological responses. How these processes are coordinated in response to fungal disease is not well understood...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152378/zinc-finger-proteins-in-health-and-disease
#19
REVIEW
Matteo Cassandri, Artem Smirnov, Flavia Novelli, Consuelo Pitolli, Massimiliano Agostini, Michal Malewicz, Gerry Melino, Giuseppe Raschellà
Zinc-finger proteins (ZNFs) are one of the most abundant groups of proteins and have a wide range of molecular functions. Given the wide variety of zinc-finger domains, ZNFs are able to interact with DNA, RNA, PAR (poly-ADP-ribose) and other proteins. Thus, ZNFs are involved in the regulation of several cellular processes. In fact, ZNFs are implicated in transcriptional regulation, ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation, signal transduction, actin targeting, DNA repair, cell migration, and numerous other processes...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152100/differential-regulation-of-mrnas-and-lncrnas-related-to-lipid-metabolism-in-two-pig-breeds
#20
Wanlong Huang, Xiuxiu Zhang, Ai Li, Lingli Xie, Xiangyang Miao
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can regulate lipid metabolism and adipogenesis. However, there is little research on the role of lncRNAs in fat deposition in pig. In this study, RNA-seq technology was used to analyze the gene expression profiles of subcutaneous adipose tissue in Laiwu (LW) and Large White (LY) pigs. Then, key lncRNAs and genes associated with lipid metabolism and adipogenic differentiation were identified. Fifty four lncRNAs and 482 known mRNAs were differentially expressed in the two pig breeds...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
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