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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644873/circular-rna-expression-profiling-of-human-granulosa-cells-during-maternal-aging-reveals-novel-transcripts-associated-with-assisted-reproductive-technology-outcomes
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Jing Cheng, Jia Huang, Suzhen Yuan, Su Zhou, Wei Yan, Wei Shen, Yun Chen, Xi Xia, Aiyue Luo, Da Zhu, Shixuan Wang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a unique class of endogenous RNAs which could be used as potential diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of many diseases. Our study aimed to investigate circRNA profiles in human granulosa cells (GCs) during maternal aging and to uncover age-related circRNA variations that potentially reflect decreased oocyte competence. CircRNAs in GCs from in vitro fertilization (IVF) patients with young age (YA, ≤ 30 years) and advanced age (AA, ≥ 38 years) were profiled by microarray, and validated in 20 paired samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640612/crispr-cas9-based-genome-editing-for-disease-modeling-and-therapy-challenges-and-opportunities-for-nonviral-delivery
#2
Hong-Xia Wang, Mingqiang Li, Ciaran M Lee, Syandan Chakraborty, Hae-Won Kim, Gang Bao, Kam W Leong
Genome editing offers promising solutions to genetic disorders by editing DNA sequences or modulating gene expression. The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/associated protein 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) technology can be used to edit single or multiple genes in a wide variety of cell types and organisms in vitro and in vivo. Herein, we review the rapidly developing CRISPR/Cas9-based technologies for disease modeling and gene correction and recent progress toward Cas9/guide RNA (gRNA) delivery based on viral and nonviral vectors...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640320/molecular-signature-of-coronary-stent-thrombosis-oxidative-stress-and-innate-immunity-cells
#3
Judit Cubedo, Ana Blasco, Teresa Padro, Ilaria Ramaiola, Oriol Juan-Babot, Javier Goicolea, José Antonio Fernández-Díaz, Juan Francisco Oteo, Lina Badimon
The clinical impact of in-stent thrombosis is high because it is associated with high mortality and 20 % of the patients suffer a recurrent event within the two following years. The aim of this study was to characterise the morphologic and proteomic profile of in-stent thrombi (IST) in comparison to thrombi developed on native coronary arteries (CT) to identify a differential molecular signature. The study included 45 patients with ST-elevation-myocardial-infarction (STEMI) treated by primary-percutaneous-intervention and thrombus aspiration: 21 had IST and 24 had CT...
June 22, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639908/circular-rnas-play-an-important-role-in-late-stage-gastric-cancer-circular-rna-expression-profiles-and-bioinformatics-analyses
#4
Yantian Fang, Minzhe Ma, Jiangli Wang, Xiaowen Liu, Yanong Wang
Gastric cancer is one of the most common tumors of the digestive system. Here, analysis of the expression profiles of circular RNAs in advanced gastric adenocarcinoma and adjacent normal mucosa tissues revealed differential expression of 306 circular RNAs, among which 273 were predicted to exert regulatory effects on target microRNAs. The downstream pathway networks of circular RNA-microRNA were mapped and the node genes were identified. In particular, we found that the expression of hsa_circ_0058246 was elevated in tumor specimens of patients with poor clinical outcomes...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639162/bacterial-genome-sequencing-in-clinical-microbiology-a-pathogen-oriented-review
#5
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F Tagini, G Greub
In recent years, whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has been perceived as a technology with the potential to revolutionise clinical microbiology. Herein, we reviewed the literature on the use of WGS for the most commonly encountered pathogens in clinical microbiology laboratories: Escherichia coli and other Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci, mycobacteria and Chlamydia trachomatis. For each pathogen group, we focused on five different aspects: the genome characteristics, the most common genomic approaches and the clinical uses of WGS for (i) typing and outbreak analysis, (ii) virulence investigation and (iii) in silico antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637687/inhibition-of-cdk4-6-by-palbociclib-significantly-extends-survival-in-medulloblastoma-patient-derived-xenograft-mouse-models
#6
Michelle L Cook Sangar, Laura A Genovesi, Madison W Nakamoto, Melissa J Davis, Sue E Knoblaugh, Pengxiang Ji, Amanda Millar, Brandon Wainwright, James M Olson
  <p>Bioinformatics analysis followed by in vivo studies in patient-derived xenograft models were used to identify and validate CDK 4/6 inhibition as an effective therapeutic strategy for medulloblastoma, particularly Group 3 MYC-amplified tumors which have the worst clinical prognosis.</p> <br />Experimental Design: <p>A protein interaction network derived from a Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis model of medulloblastoma was used to identify potential novel therapeutic targets.  The top hit from this analysis was validated in vivo using patient-derived xenograft models of medulloblastoma implanted subcutaneously in the flank and orthotopically in the cerebellum of mice...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636542/niaoduqing-granules-relieve-chronic-kidney-disease-symptoms-by-decreasing-renal-fibrosis-and-anemia
#7
Xu Wang, Suyun Yu, Qi Jia, Lichuan Chen, Jinqiu Zhong, Yanhong Pan, Peiliang Shen, Yin Shen, Siliang Wang, Zhonghong Wei, Yuzhu Cao, Yin Lu
NiaoDuQing (NDQ) granules, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been clinically used in China for over fourteen years to treat chronic kidney disease (CKD). To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of NDQ, we designed an approach incorporating chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, network biology methods, and cellular and molecular biology experiments. A total of 182 active compounds were identified in NDQ granules, and 397 putative targets associated with different diseases were derived through ADME modelling and target prediction tools...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633344/pheno4j-a-gene-to-phenotype-graph-database
#8
Sajid Mughal, Ismail Moghul, Jing Yu, Tristan Clark, David S Gregory, Nikolas Pontikos
Summary: Efficient storage and querying of large amounts of genetic and phenotypic data is crucial to contemporary clinical genetic research. This introduces computational challenges for classical relational databases, due to the sparsity and sheer volume of the data. Our Java based solution loads annotated genetic variants and well phenotyped patients into a graph database to allow fast efficient storage and querying of large volumes of structured genetic and phenotypic data. This abstracts technical problems away and lets researchers focus on the science rather than the implementation...
June 15, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632946/emerging-biomarkers-of-illness-severity-urinary-metabolites-associated-with-sepsis-and-necrotizing-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia
#9
Lilliam Ambroggio, Todd A Florin, Samir S Shah, Richard Ruddy, Larisa Yeomans, Julie Trexel, Kathleen A Stringer
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To illustrate the potential of metabolomics to identify novel biomarkers of illness severity in a child with fatal necrotizing pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). DESIGN: Case report with two control groups and a metabolomics analysis. PATIENTS: An infant with fatal MRSA pneumonia, four children with influenza pneumonia (pneumonia control group), and seven healthy children with no known infections (healthy control group)...
June 20, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630199/genome-wide-analysis-of-the-antimicrobial-peptides-in-python-bivittatus-and-characterization-of-cathelicidins-with-potent-antimicrobial-activity-and-low-cytotoxicity
#10
Dayeong Kim, Nagasundarapandian Soundrarajan, Juyeon Lee, Hye-Sun Cho, Minkyeung Choi, Se-Yeoun Cha, Byeongyong Ahn, Hyoim Jeon, Minh Thong Le, Hyuk Song, Jin-Hoi Kim, Chankyu Park
In this study, we sought to identify novel antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in Python bivittatus through bioinformatic analyses of publicly available genome information and experimental validation. In our analysis of the python genome, we identified 29 AMP-related candidate sequences. Of these, we selected five cathelicidin-like sequences and subjected them to further in silico analyses. The results showed that these sequences likely have antimicrobial activity. The sequences were named Pb-CATH1-Pb-CATH5 according to their sequence similarity to previously reported snake cathelicidins...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626571/integrative-approach-for-the-analysis-of-the-proteome-wide-response-to-bismuth-drugs-in-helicobacter-pylori
#11
Yuchuan Wang, Ligang Hu, Feng Xu, Quan Quan, Yau-Tsz Lai, Wei Xia, Ya Yang, Yuen-Yan Chang, Xinming Yang, Zhifang Chai, Junwen Wang, Ivan K Chu, Hongyan Li, Hongzhe Sun
Bismuth drugs, despite being clinically used for decades, surprisingly remain in use and effective for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection, even for resistant strains when co-administrated with antibiotics. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the clinically sustained susceptibility of H. pylori to bismuth drugs remain elusive. Herein, we report that integration of in-house metalloproteomics and quantitative proteomics allows comprehensive uncovering of the bismuth-associated proteomes, including 63 bismuth-binding and 119 bismuth-regulated proteins from Helicobacter pylori, with over 60% being annotated with catalytic functions...
June 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626548/nonomuraea-sp-atcc-55076-harbours-the-largest-actinomycete-chromosome-to-date-and-the-kistamicin-biosynthetic-gene-cluster
#12
Behnam Nazari, Clarissa C Forneris, Marcus I Gibson, Kyuho Moon, Kelsey R Schramma, Mohammad R Seyedsayamdost
Glycopeptide antibiotics (GPAs) have served as potent clinical drugs and as an inspiration to chemists in various disciplines. Among known GPAs, complestatin, chloropeptin, and kistamicin are unique in that they contain an unusual indole-phenol crosslink. The mechanism of formation of this linkage is unknown, and to date, the biosynthetic gene cluster of only one GPA with an indole-phenol crosslink, that of complestatin, has been identified. Here, we report the genome sequence of the kistamicin producer Nonomuraea sp...
April 1, 2017: MedChemComm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625995/novel-antibiotic-resistance-determinants-from-agricultural-soil-exposed-to-antibiotics-widely-used-in-human-medicine-and-animal-farming
#13
Calvin Ho-Fung Lau, Kalene van Engelen, Stephen Gordon, Justin Renaud, Edward Topp
Antibiotic resistance has emerged globally as one of the biggest threats to human and animal health. Although the excessive use of antibiotics is recognized for accelerating the selection for resistance, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that natural environments are "hotspots" for the development of both ancient and contemporary resistance mechanisms. Given that pharmaceuticals can be entrained onto agricultural land through anthropogenic activities, this could be a potential driver for the emergence and dissemination of resistance in soil bacteria...
June 16, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625914/prioritizing-disease-causing-microbes-based-on-random-walking-on-the-heterogeneous-network
#14
Xianjun Shen, Yao Chen, Xingpeng Jiang, Xiaohua Hu, Tingting He, Jincai Yang
As we all know, the microbiota show remarkable variability within individuals. At the same time, those microorganisms living in the human body play a very important role in our health and disease, so the identification of the relationships between microbes and diseases will contribute to better understanding of microbes interactions, mechanism of functions. However, the microbial data which are obtained through the related technical sequencing is too much, but the known associations between the diseases and microbes are very less...
June 15, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625502/a-computable-phenotype-improves-cohort-ascertainment-in-a-pediatric-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
#15
Alon Geva, Jessica L Gronsbell, Tianxi Cai, Tianrun Cai, Shawn N Murphy, Jessica C Lyons, Michelle M Heinz, Marc D Natter, Nandan Patibandla, Jonathan Bickel, Mary P Mullen, Kenneth D Mandl
OBJECTIVES: To compare registry and electronic health record (EHR) data mining approaches for cohort ascertainment in patients with pediatric pulmonary hypertension (PH) in an effort to overcome some of the limitations of registry enrollment alone in identifying patients with particular disease phenotypes. STUDY DESIGN: This study was a single-center retrospective analysis of EHR and registry data at Boston Children's Hospital. The local Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) data warehouse was queried for billing codes, prescriptions, and narrative data related to pediatric PH...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623290/tcrp1-transcriptionally-regulated-by-c-myc-confers-cancer-chemoresistance-in-tongue-and-lung-cancer
#16
Xiaoting Jia, Zhijie Zhang, Kai Luo, Guopei Zheng, Minying Lu, Ying Song, Hao Liu, Huisi Qiu, Zhimin He
Previously, we cloned a new gene termed 'tongue cancer resistance-associated protein 1' (TCRP1), which modulates tumorigenesis, enhances cisplatin (cDDP) resistance in cancers, and may be a potential target for reversing drug resistance. However, the mechanisms for regulating TCRP1 expression remain unclear. Herein, we combined bioinformatics analysis with luciferase reporter assay and ChIP assay to determine that c-Myc could directly bind to TCRP1 promoter to upregulate its expression. TCRP1 upregulation in multidrug resistant tongue cancer cells (Tca8113/PYM) and cisplatin-resistant A549 lung cancer cells (A549/DDP) was accompanied by c-Myc upregulation, compared to respective parental cells...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620417/molecular-targets-and-associated-potential-pathways-of-danlu-capsules-in-hyperplasia-of-mammary-glands-based-on-systems-pharmacology
#17
Jihan Huang, Haitao Tang, Sumin Cao, Yingchun He, Yibin Feng, Kun Wang, Qingshan Zheng
Hyperplasia of mammary glands (HMG) is common in middle-aged women. Danlu capsules (DLCs) can effectively relieve pain and improve clinical symptoms and are safe for treating HMG. However, the active substances in DLCs and the molecular mechanisms of DLCs in HMG remain unclear. This study identified the bioactive compounds and delineated the molecular targets and potential pathways of DLCs by using a systems pharmacology approach. The candidate compounds were retrieved from the traditional Chinese medicine systems pharmacology (TCMSP) database and analysis platform...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620372/deep-sequencing-in-infectious-diseases-immune-and-pathogen-repertoires-for-the-improvement-of-patient-outcomes
#18
William F Burkholder, Evan W Newell, Michael Poidinger, Swaine Chen, Katja Fink
The inaugural workshop "Deep Sequencing in Infectious Diseases: Immune and Pathogen Repertoires for the Improvement of Patient Outcomes" was held in Singapore on 13-14 October 2016. The aim of the workshop was to discuss the latest trends in using high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, and allied technologies to analyze immune and pathogen repertoires and their interplay within the host, bringing together key international players in the field and Singapore-based researchers and clinician-scientists. The focus was in particular on the application of these technologies for the improvement of patient diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, and for other broad public health outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619524/molecular-determinants-of-radiosensitivity-in-normal-and-tumor-tissue-a-bioinformatic-approach
#19
Athanasia Pavlopoulou, Pantelis Bagos, Vasiliki Koutsandrea, Alexandros G Georgakilas
Although radiation therapy is a treatment of choice for cancer, a high percentage of patients develop adverse effects in normal tissue following radiotherapy, mainly, due to genetic factors. Notably, although it is established that a lower dose of ionizing radiation can minimize the tumor cell population in radiosensitive cancer patients, the sensitivity of tumor cells to radiation has not gained enough attention. In this mini-review, the molecular pathways/mechanisms and the related molecules involved in clinically relevant radiotoxicity, as well as normal and tumor cell radiosensitivity, were investigated for various types of cancers employing bioinformatics approaches...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618968/mir-221-and-mir-222-synergistically-regulate-hepatocyte-growth-factor-activator-inhibitor-type-1-to-promote-cell-proliferation-and-migration-in-gastric-cancer
#20
Tao Ning, Haiyang Zhang, Xinyi Wang, Shuang Li, Le Zhang, Ting Deng, Likun Zhou, Xia Wang, Rui Liu, Ming Bai, Shaohua Ge, Hongli Li, Dingzhi Huang, Guoguang Ying, Yi Ba
Gastric cancer is a common malignancy with limited treatment options and poor prognosis. Introduction of novel pathways of gastric cancer will provide candidates for target therapy. Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 is an integral-membrane proteinase inhibitor. Hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 abnormality is found in various cancers and correlates with tumor progression and metastasis. However, the mechanisms underlying the dysregulation of hepatocyte growth factor activator inhibitor type 1 expression in gastric cancer remain unclear...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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