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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343745/malaria-infected-red-blood-cells-release-small-regulatory-rnas-through-extracellular-vesicles
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Kehinde Adebayo Babatunde, Smart Mbagwu, María Andrea Hernández-Castañeda, Swamy R Adapa, Michael Walch, Luis Filgueira, Laurent Falquet, Rays H Y Jiang, Ionita Ghiran, Pierre-Yves Mantel
The parasite Plasmodium falciparum causes the most severe form of malaria. Cell communication between parasites is an important mechanism to control population density and differentiation. The infected red blood cells (iRBCs) release small extracellular vesicles (EVs) that transfer cargoes between cells. The EVs synchronize the differentiation of the asexual parasites into gametocytes to initiate the transmission to the mosquito. Beside their role in parasite communication, EVs regulate vascular function. So far, the exact cargoes responsible for cellular communication remain unknown...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337107/trna-derived-small-non-coding-rnas-in-human-disease
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Lei Zhu, Xuesha Liu, Wencheng Pu, Yong Peng
Besides attending protein synthesis, transfer RNA (tRNA) is an important regulatory non-coding RNA (ncRNA) that participates in various cellular processes, including cellular metabolism and cell death. Fragments generated from pre- or mature tRNAs by specific endonucleases cleavage (tRNA-derived small non-coding RNA [tsncRNAs]), rather than random degradation products, are newly defined functional small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs). They can be regulated in bacteria, yeast, plants and animals to respond to stress conditions, resulting in regulation of gene expressions at both transcriptional and post-transcriptional level...
January 11, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229607/race-disparities-in-the-contribution-of-mirna-isoforms-and-trna-derived-fragments-to-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Aristeidis G Telonis, Isidore Rigoutsos
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is a breast cancer subtype characterized by marked differences between White and Black/African-American women. We performed a systems-level analysis on datasets from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) to elucidate how the expression patterns of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) are shaped by regulatory non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). Specifically, we studied isomiRs, i.e. isoforms of microRNAs (miRNAs), and tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs). In normal breast tissue, we observed a marked cohesiveness in both the ncRNA and mRNA layers and the associations between them...
December 11, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222070/regulation-of-trna-biogenesis-in-plants-and-its-link-to-plant-growth-and-response-to-pathogens
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REVIEW
Adriana Santos Soprano, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Celso Eduardo Benedetti
The field of tRNA biology, encompassing the functional and structural complexity of tRNAs, has fascinated scientists over the years and is continuously growing. Besides their fundamental role in protein translation, new evidence indicates that tRNA-derived molecules also regulate gene expression and protein synthesis in all domains of life. This review highlights some of the recent findings linking tRNA transcription and modification with plant cell growth and response to pathogens. In fact, mutations in proteins directly involved in tRNA synthesis and modification most often lead to pleiotropic effects on plant growth and immunity...
December 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186503/mintbase-v2-0-a-comprehensive-database-for-trna-derived-fragments-that-includes-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-fragments-from-all-the-cancer-genome-atlas-projects
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Venetia Pliatsika, Phillipe Loher, Rogan Magee, Aristeidis G Telonis, Eric Londin, Megumi Shigematsu, Yohei Kirino, Isidore Rigoutsos
MINTbase is a repository that comprises nuclear and mitochondrial tRNA-derived fragments ('tRFs') found in multiple human tissues. The original version of MINTbase comprised tRFs obtained from 768 transcriptomic datasets. We used our deterministic and exhaustive tRF mining pipeline to process all of The Cancer Genome Atlas datasets (TCGA). We identified 23 413 tRFs with abundance of ≥ 1.0 reads-per-million (RPM). To facilitate further studies of tRFs by the community, we just released version 2.0 of MINTbase that contains information about 26 531 distinct human tRFs from 11 719 human datasets as of October 2017...
November 23, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186115/a-transfer-rna-derived-small-rna-regulates-ribosome-biogenesis
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Hak Kyun Kim, Gabriele Fuchs, Shengchun Wang, Wei Wei, Yue Zhang, Hyesuk Park, Biswajoy Roy-Chaudhuri, Pan Li, Jianpeng Xu, Kirk Chu, Feijie Zhang, Mei-Sze Chua, Samuel So, Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang, Peter Sarnow, Mark A Kay
Transfer-RNA-derived small RNAs (tsRNAs; also called tRNA-derived fragments) are an abundant class of small non-coding RNAs whose biological roles are not well understood. Here we show that inhibition of a specific tsRNA, LeuCAG3'tsRNA, induces apoptosis in rapidly dividing cells in vitro and in a patient-derived orthotopic hepatocellular carcinoma model in mice. This tsRNA binds at least two ribosomal protein mRNAs (RPS28 and RPS15) to enhance their translation. A decrease in translation of RPS28 mRNA blocks pre-18S ribosomal RNA processing, resulting in a reduction in the number of 40S ribosomal subunits...
December 7, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179434/growth-of-malignant-extracranial-tumors-alters-micrornaome-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-tumorgraft-mice
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Anna Kovalchuk, Yaroslav Ilnytskyy, Rocio Rodriguez-Juarez, Amanda Katz, David Sidransky, Bryan Kolb, Olga Kovalchuk
A wide array of central nervous system complications, neurological deficits, and cognitive impairments occur and persist as a result of systemic cancer and cancer treatments. This condition is known as chemo brain and it affects over half of cancer survivors. Recent studies reported that cognitive impairments manifest before chemotherapy and are much broader than chemo brain alone, thereby adding in tumor brain as a component. The molecular mechanisms of chemo brain are under-investigated, and the mechanisms of tumor brain have not been analyzed at all...
October 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145635/trex-a-web-portal-for-exploration-of-trna-derived-fragments-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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Agnieszka Thompson, Andrzej Zielezinski, Patrycja Plewka, Maciej Szymanski, Przemyslaw Nuc, Zofia Szweykowska-Kulinska, Artur Jarmolowski, Wojciech M Karlowski
tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) constitute a new class of short regulatory RNAs that are a product of nascent or mature tRNA processing. tRF sequences have been identified in all domains of life; however, most published research pertains to human, yeast and some bacterial organisms. Despite growing interest in plant tRFs and accumulating evidence of their function in plant development and stress responses, no public, web-based repository dedicated to these molecules is currently available. Here, we introduce tRex (http://combio...
November 14, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107107/roles-of-trna-derived-fragments-in-human-cancers
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Chunxiao Sun, Ziyi Fu, Siwei Wang, Jun Li, Yongfei Li, Yanhong Zhang, Fan Yang, Jiahui Chu, Hao Wu, Xiang Huang, Wei Li, Yongmei Yin
Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) were traditionally considered to participate in protein translation. Recent studies have identified a novel class of small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs), produced by the specific cleavage of pre- and mature tRNAs, which have been named tRNA-derived fragments. tRNA-derived fragments are classified into diverse subtypes based on the different cleavage positions of the pre- and mature tRNAs. Recently, accumulated evidence has shown that these tRNA-derived fragments are frequently dysregulated in several cancers...
October 26, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089639/placental-trophoblast-debris-mediated-feto-maternal-signalling-via-small-rna-delivery-implications-for-preeclampsia
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Jia Wei, Cherie Blenkiron, Peter Tsai, Joanna L James, Qi Chen, Peter R Stone, Lawrence W Chamley
To profile the small RNA cargo carried by trophoblast debris derived from the placenta during normal and preeclamptic pregnancies and to determine whether trophoblast debris can deliver its small RNAs to endothelial cells with functional consequences. We confirmed that trophoblast debris can deliver its small RNAs contents to recipient endothelial cells during the co-culture. Next generation sequencing was employed to profile the small RNA contents in both normotensive and preeclamptic trophoblast debris. We identified 1278 mature miRNAs and 2646 non-miRNA small RNA fragments contained...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074968/coding-and-noncoding-landscape-of-extracellular-rna-released-by-human-glioma-stem-cells
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Zhiyun Wei, Arsen O Batagov, Sergio Schinelli, Jintu Wang, Yang Wang, Rachid El Fatimy, Rosalia Rabinovsky, Leonora Balaj, Clark C Chen, Fred Hochberg, Bob Carter, Xandra O Breakefield, Anna M Krichevsky
Tumor-released RNA may mediate intercellular communication and serve as biomarkers. Here we develop a protocol enabling quantitative, minimally biased analysis of extracellular RNAs (exRNAs) associated with microvesicles, exosomes (collectively called EVs), and ribonucleoproteins (RNPs). The exRNA complexes isolated from patient-derived glioma stem-like cultures exhibit distinct compositions, with microvesicles most closely reflecting cellular transcriptome. exRNA is enriched in small ncRNAs, such as miRNAs in exosomes, and precisely processed tRNA and Y RNA fragments in EVs and exRNPs...
October 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066746/identification-of-functional-tetramolecular-rna-g-quadruplexes-derived-from-transfer-rnas
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Shawn M Lyons, Dorota Gudanis, Stephen M Coyne, Zofia Gdaniec, Pavel Ivanov
RNA G-quadruplex (RG4) structures are involved in multiple biological processes. Recent genome-wide analyses of human mRNA transcriptome identified thousands of putative intramolecular RG4s that readily assemble in vitro but shown to be unfolded in vivo. Previously, we have shown that mature cytoplasmic tRNAs are cleaved during stress response to produce tRNA fragments that function to repress translation in vivo. Here we report that these bioactive tRNA fragments assemble into intermolecular RG4s. We provide evidence for the formation of uniquely stable tetramolecular RG4 structures consisting of five tetrad layers formed by 5'-terminal oligoguanine motifs of an individual tRNA fragment...
October 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030853/accurate-profiling-and-quantification-of-trna-fragments-from-rna-seq-data-a-vade-mecum-for-mintmap
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Phillipe Loher, Aristeidis G Telonis, Isidore Rigoutsos
There is an increasing interest within the scientific community in identifying tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) and elucidating the roles they play in the cell. Such endeavors can be greatly facilitated by mining the numerous datasets from many cellular contexts that exist publicly. However, the standard mapping tools cannot be used for the purpose. Several factors complicate this endeavor including: the presence of multiple identical or nearly identical isodecoders at various genomic locations; the presence of identical sequence segments that are shared by isodecoders of the same or even different anticodons; the existence of numerous partial tRNA sequences across the genome; the existence of hundreds of "lookalike" sequences that resemble true tRNAs; and others...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919411/homocysteine-upregulates-interleukin-17a-expression-via-nsun2-mediated-rna-methylation-in-t-lymphocytes
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Nan Wang, Hao Tang, Xian Wang, Wengong Wang, Juan Feng
Interleukin-17A (IL-17A) has been proven to participate in the process of various autoimmune diseases. The elevation of plasma homocysteine (Hcy), known as hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy), is related to various chronic inflammatory diseases. Though HHcy-induced upregulation of IL-17A expression in T lymphocytes has been examined, the way in which IL-17A is regulated remains unclear. In this study, western blotting assays showed that Hcy (100 μM) upregulated NOP2/Sun domain family, member 2 (NSun2) expression in rat T lymphocytes...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839491/non-coding-rnas-are-differentially-expressed-by-nocardia-brasiliensis-in-vitro-and-in-experimental-actinomycetoma
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Josué S Cruz-Rabadán, Juan Miranda-Ríos, Guadalupe Espín-Ocampo, Luis J Méndez-Tovar, Héctor Rubén Maya-Pineda, Francisca Hernández-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Nocardia spp. are common soil-inhabiting bacteria that frequently infect humans through traumatic injuries or inhalation routes and cause infections, such as actinomycetoma and nocardiosis, respectively. Nocardia brasiliensis is the main aetiological agent of actinomycetoma in various countries. Many bacterial non-coding RNAs are regulators of genes associated with virulence factors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to identify non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) expressed during infection conditions and in free-living form (in vitro) in Nocardia brasiliensis...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758722/streptomyces-albus-a-new-cell-factory-for-non-canonical-amino-acids-incorporation-into-ribosomally-synthesized-natural-products
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Mariia Lopatniuk, Maksym Myronovskyi, Andriy Luzhetskyy
The incorporation of noncanonical amino acids (ncAAs) with different side chains into a peptide is a promising technique for changing the functional properties of that peptide. Of particular interest is the incorporation of ncAAs into peptide-derived natural products to optimize their biophysical properties for medical and industrial applications. Here, we present the first instance of ncAA incorporation into the natural product cinnamycin in streptomycetes using the orthogonal pyrrolysyl-tRNA synthetase/tRNA(Pyl) pair from Methanosarcina barkeri...
September 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708049/identification-of-two-novel-functional-trna-derived-fragments-induced-in-response-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Jiehua Zhou, Shenxuan Liu, Yu Chen, Yu Fu, Alexander J Silver, Mark S Hill, Inhan Lee, Yong Sun Lee, Xiaoyong Bao
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in children from infancy up to early childhood. Recently, we demonstrated that RSV infection alters cellular small non-coding RNA (sncRNA) expression, most notably the tRNA-derived RNA fragments (tRFs). However, the functions of the tRFs in virus-host interaction are largely unknown. Herein, we examined the role of three RSV-induced tRFs derived from the 5-end of mature tRNAs decoding GlyCCC, LysCTT and CysGCA (named tRF5-GlyCCC, tRF5-LysCTT and tRF5-CysGCA, respectively) in controlling RSV replication...
July 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703578/detection-of-a-subset-of-posttranscriptional-transfer-rna-modifications-in-vivo-with-a-restriction-fragment-length-polymorphism-based-method
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Thomas F Wulff, Rafael J Argüello, Marc Molina Jordàn, Helena Roura Frigolé, Glenn Hauquier, Liudmila Filonava, Noelia Camacho, Evelina Gatti, Philippe Pierre, Lluís Ribas de Pouplana, Adrian G Torres
Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) are among the most heavily modified RNA species. Posttranscriptional tRNA modifications (ptRMs) play fundamental roles in modulating tRNA structure and function and are being increasingly linked to human physiology and disease. Detection of ptRMs is often challenging, expensive, and laborious. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analyses study the patterns of DNA cleavage after restriction enzyme treatment and have been used for the qualitative detection of modified bases on mRNAs...
August 8, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637169/novel-molecules-lncrnas-trfs-and-circrnas-deciphered-from-next-generation-sequencing-rna-sequencing-computational-databases-and-tools
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A Saleembhasha, Seema Mishra
Powerful next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, more specifically RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), have been pivotal toward the detection and analysis and hypotheses generation of novel biomolecules, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs). Experimental validation of the occurrence of these biomolecules inside the cell has been reported. Their differential expression and functionally important role in several cancers types as well as other diseases such as Alzheimer's and cardiovascular diseases have garnered interest toward further studies in this research arena...
June 20, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608481/discovery-and-function-of-transfer-rna-derived-fragments-and-their-role-in-disease
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REVIEW
Ana Raquel Soares, Manuel Santos
Until recently, transfer RNAs (tRNAs) were thought to function in protein translation only. However, recent findings demonstrate that both pre- and mature tRNAs can undergo endonucleolytic cleavage by different ribonucleases originating different types of small non-coding RNAs, known as tRNA-derived fragments (tRFs). tRFs are classified according to their origin and are implicated in various cellular processes, namely apoptosis, protein synthesis control, and RNA interference. Although their functions are still poorly understood, their mechanisms of action vary according to the tRF sub-type...
September 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
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