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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631332/inhibition-of-microrna-500-has-anti-cancer-effect-through-its-conditional-downstream-target-of-tfpi-in-human-prostate-cancer
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Bing Cai, Wei Chen, Yue Pan, Hongde Chen, Yirong Zhang, Zhiliang Weng, Yeping Li
PURPOSE: We investigated the prognostic potential and regulatory mechanism of microRNA-500 (miR-500), and human gene of tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) in prostate cancer. METHODS: MiR-500 expression was assessed by qRT-PCR in prostate cancer cell lines and primary tumors. Cancer patients' clinicopathological factors and overall survival were analyzed according to endogenous miR-500 level. MiR-500 was downregulated in DU145 and VCaP cells. Its effect on prostate cancer proliferation, invasion in vitro, and tumorigenicity in vivo, were probed...
June 20, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630300/g9a-drives-hypoxia-mediated-gene-repression-for-breast-cancer-cell-survival-and-tumorigenesis
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Francesco Casciello, Fares Al-Ejeh, Greg Kelly, Donal J Brennan, Shin Foong Ngiow, Arabella Young, Thomas Stoll, Karolina Windloch, Michelle M Hill, Mark J Smyth, Frank Gannon, Jason S Lee
G9a is an epigenetic regulator that methylates H3K9, generally causing repression of gene expression, and participates in diverse cellular functions. G9a is genetically deregulated in a variety of tumor types and can silence tumor suppressor genes and, therefore, is important for carcinogenesis. Although hypoxia is recognized to be an adverse factor in tumor growth and metastasis, the role of G9a in regulating gene expression in hypoxia has not been described extensively. Here, we show that G9a protein stability is increased in hypoxia via reduced proline hydroxylation and, hence, inefficient degradation by the proteasome...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625740/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-two-transgenic-low-gliadin-wheat-lines-and-non-transgenic-wheat-control
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María Dolores García-Molina, Vera Muccilli, Rosaria Saletti, Salvatore Foti, Stefania Masci, Francisco Barro
Gluten proteins are major determinants of the bread making quality of wheat, but also of important wheat-related disorders, including coeliac disease (CD), and allergies. We carried out a proteomic study using the total grain proteins from two low-gliadin wheat lines, obtained by RNAi, and the untransformed wild type as reference. The impact of silencing on both target and on non-target proteins was evaluated. Because of the great protein complexity, we performed separate analyses of four kernel protein fractions: gliadins and glutenin subunits, and metabolic and CM-like proteins, by using a classical 2D electrophoresis gel based approach followed by RP-HPLC/nESI-MS/MS...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624225/inhibition-of-mef2a-enhances-neovascularization-via-post-transcriptional-regulation-of-14q32-micrornas-mir-329-and-mir-494
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Sabine M J Welten, Margreet R de Vries, Erna A B Peters, Sudhir Agrawal, Paul H A Quax, A Yaël Nossent
Improving the efficacy of neovascularization is a promising strategy to restore perfusion of ischemic tissues in patients with peripheral arterial disease. The 14q32 microRNA cluster is highly involved in neovascularization. The Mef2a transcription factor has been shown to induce transcription of the microRNAs within this cluster. We inhibited expression of Mef2a using gene-silencing oligonucleotides (GSOs) in an in vivo hind limb ischemia model. Treatment with GSO-Mef2a clearly improved blood flow recovery within 3 days (44% recovery versus 25% recovery in control) and persisted until 14 days after ischemia induction (80% recovery versus 60% recovery in control)...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624207/identification-of-novel-fibrosis-modifiers-by-in%C3%A2-vivo-sirna-silencing
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Elisabeth H Vollmann, Lizhi Cao, Aldo Amatucci, Taylor Reynolds, Stefan Hamann, Isin Dalkilic-Liddle, Thomas O Cameron, Markus Hossbach, Kevin J Kauffman, Faryal F Mir, Daniel G Anderson, Tatiana Novobrantseva, Victor Koteliansky, Tatiana Kisseleva, David Brenner, Jeremy Duffield, Linda C Burkly
Fibrotic diseases contribute to 45% of deaths in the industrialized world, and therefore a better understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying tissue fibrosis is sorely needed. We aimed to identify novel modifiers of tissue fibrosis expressed by myofibroblasts and their progenitors in their disease microenvironment through RNA silencing in vivo. We leveraged novel biology, targeting genes upregulated during liver and kidney fibrosis in this cell lineage, and employed small interfering RNA (siRNA)-formulated lipid nanoparticles technology to silence these genes in carbon-tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis in mice...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624194/sustained-inhibition-of-hbv-replication-in%C3%A2-vivo-after-systemic-injection-of-aavs-encoding-artificial-antiviral-primary-micrornas
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Mohube Betty Maepa, Abdullah Ely, Wayne Grayson, Patrick Arbuthnot
Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains a problem of global significance and improving available treatment is important to prevent life-threatening complications arising in persistently infected individuals. HBV is susceptible to silencing by exogenous artificial intermediates of the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway. However, toxicity of Pol III cassettes and short duration of silencing by effectors of the RNAi pathway may limit anti-HBV therapeutic utility. To advance RNAi-based HBV gene silencing, mono- and trimeric artificial primary microRNAs (pri-miRs) derived from pri-miR-31 were placed under control of the liver-specific modified murine transthyretin promoter...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623616/cyclosporine-a-mediated-il-6-expression-promotes-neural-induction-in-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Ashwathnarayan Ashwini, Sushma S Naganur, Bhaskar Smitha, Preethi Sheshadri, Jyothi Prasanna, Anujith Kumar
Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) to neural lineages has gathered huge attention in both basic research and regenerative medicine. The major hurdle lies in the efficiency of differentiation and identification of small molecules that facilitate neurogenesis would partly circumvent this limitation. The small molecule Cyclosporine A (CsA), a commonly used immunosuppressive drug, has been shown to enhance in vivo neurogenesis. To extend the information to in vitro neurogenesis, we examined the effect of CsA on neural differentiation of PSCs...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623342/hif-1%C3%AE-knockdown-reduces-glycolytic-metabolism-and-induces-cell-death-of-human-synovial-fibroblasts-under-normoxic-conditions
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Manuel J Del Rey, Álvaro Valín, Alicia Usategui, Carmen M García-Herrero, María Sánchez-Aragó, José M Cuezva, María Galindo, Beatriz Bravo, Juan D Cañete, Francisco J Blanco, Gabriel Criado, José L Pablos
Increased glycolysis and HIF-1α activity are characteristics of cells under hypoxic or inflammatory conditions. Besides, in normal O2 environments, elevated rates of glycolysis support critical cellular mechanisms such as cell survival. The purpose of this study was to analyze the contribution of HIF-1α to the energy metabolism and survival of human synovial fibroblasts (SF) under normoxic conditions. HIF-1α was silenced using lentiviral vectors or small-interfering RNA (siRNA) duplexes. Expression analysis by qRT-PCR and western blot of known HIF-1α target genes in hypoxia demonstrated the presence of functional HIF-1α in normoxic SF and confirmed the glycolytic enzyme glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) as a HIF-1α target even in normoxia...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620234/ezh2-mediated-epigenetic-silencing-of-timp2-promotes-ovarian-cancer-migration-and-invasion
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Xiaoqing Yi, Jianfeng Guo, Jing Guo, Si Sun, Ping Yang, Junjie Wang, Yuan Li, Lisha Xie, Jing Cai, Zehua Wang
Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) is often increased in malignant tumors and is involved in metastasis. EZH2 silences gene expression by tri-methylating the lysine 27 residue of histone H3 (H3K27me3). However, the mechanism underlying EZH2 promotion of ovarian cancer metastasis remains elusive. Here, we showed that EZH2 is up-regulated in ovarian cancer and is associated with tumor metastasis and poor survival by mRNA sequencing and microarray results from databases. Tissue microarray and immunohistochemistry results revealed that EZH2 was negatively correlated with the expression of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2 (TIMP2)...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620067/allele-specific-silencing-of-mutant-mrna-rescues-ultrastructural-and-arrhythmic-phenotype-in-mice-carriers-of-the-r4496c-mutation-in-the-ryanodine-receptor-gene-ryr2
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Rossana Bongianino, Marco Denegri, Andrea Mazzanti, Francesco Lodola, Alessandra Vollero, Simona Boncompagni, Silvia Fasciano, Giulia Rizzo, Damiano Mangione, Serena Barbaro, Alessia Di Fonso, Carlo Napolitano, Alberto Auricchio, Feliciano Protasi, Silvia G Priori
Rationale: Mutations in the cardiac Ryanodine Receptor gene (RYR2) cause dominant Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CPVT), a leading cause of sudden death in apparently healthy individuals exposed to emotions or physical exercise. Objective: We investigated the efficacy of allele specific silencing by RNA interference to prevent CPVT phenotypical manifestations in our dominant CPVT mice model carriers of the heterozygous mutation R4496C in RYR2Methods and Results: We developed an in vitro mRNA and protein-based assays to screen multiple siRNAs for their ability to selectively silence mutant RYR2-R4496C mRNA over the corresponding wild-type (WT) allele...
June 15, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618943/long-non-coding-rna-dancr-a-prognostic-indicator-promotes-cell-growth-and-tumorigenicity-in-gastric-cancer
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Yan-Ping Hao, Jing-Hui Qiu, Dong-Bo Zhang, Cheng-Gong Yu
Gastric cancer remains the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, and proliferation of gastric cancer represents the major reason for its poor prognosis. Recent evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs play crucial roles in development and progression of gastric cancer. Long non-coding RNA differentiation antagonizing non-protein coding RNA is upregulated in hepatic cell carcinoma, but the role of lncRNA differentiation antagonizing non-protein coding RNA in gastric cancer has not been explored...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615266/antitumor-effects-of-epidrug-ifnalpha%C3%A2-combination-driven-by-modulated-gene-signatures-in-both-colorectal-cancer-and-dendritic-cells
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Alessandra Fragale, Giulia Romagnoli, Valerio Licursi, Maria Buoncervello, Giorgia Del Vecchio, Caterina Giuliani, Stefania Parlato, Celeste Leone, Marta De Angelis, Irene Canini, Elena Toschi, Filippo Belardelli, Rodolfo Negri, Imerio Capone, Carlo Presutti, Lucia Gabriele
Colorectal cancer (CRC) results from progressive accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations. IFN signaling defects play an important role in the carcinogenesis process, in which the inability of IFN transcription regulatory factors (IRFs) to access regulatory sequences in IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) in tumors and in immune cells may be pivotal. We reported that low-dose combination of two FDA-approved epidrugs, azacytidine (A) and romidepsin (R), with IFNa2 (ARI) hampers the aggressiveness of both CRC metastatic and stem cells in vivo and triggers immunogenic cell death signals that stimulate dendritic cell (DC) function...
June 14, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614798/dnmt3a-mediated-inhibition-of-wnt-in-cardiac-progenitor-cells-improves-differentiation-and-remote-remodeling-after-infarction
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Aurelia De Pauw, Emilie Andre, Belaid Sekkali, Caroline Bouzin, Hrag Esfahani, Nicolas Barbier, Axelle Loriot, Charles De Smet, Laetitia Vanhoutte, Stéphane Moniotte, Bernhard Gerber, Vittoria di Mauro, Daniele Catalucci, Olivier Feron, Denise Hilfiker-Kleiner, Jean-Luc Balligand
Adult cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) display a low capacity to differentiate into cardiomyocytes in injured hearts, strongly limiting the regenerative capacity of the mammalian myocardium. To identify new mechanisms regulating CPC differentiation, we used primary and clonally expanded Sca-1+ CPCs from murine adult hearts in homotypic culture or coculture with cardiomyocytes. Expression kinetics analysis during homotypic culture differentiation showed downregulation of Wnt target genes concomitant with increased expression of the Wnt antagonist, Wnt inhibitory factor 1 (Wif1), which is necessary to stimulate CPC differentiation...
June 15, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608964/hbx-elevated-msl2-modulates-hbv-cccdna-through-inducing-degradation-of-apobec3b-to-enhance-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Yuen Gao, Jinyan Feng, Guang Yang, Shuqin Zhang, Yunxia Liu, Yanan Bu, Mingming Sun, Man Zhao, Fuquan Chen, Weiying Zhang, Lihong Ye, Xiaodong Zhang
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a leading cause in the occurrence of hepatitis B, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, in which nuclear HBV covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA), the genomic form that templates viral transcription and sustains viral persistence, plays crucial roles. In the present study, we explored the hypothesis that HBV X protein (HBx)-elevated male-specific lethal 2 (MSL2) activated HBV replication via modulating cccDNA in hepatoma cells, leading to hepatocarcinogenesis. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed that the expression of MSL2 was positively associated with that of HBV and was increased in the liver tissues of HBV-transgenic mice and clinical HCC patients...
June 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608335/establishment-of-an-in-vivo-argonaute-reporter-system-in-plants
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Károly Fátyol, József Burgyán
RNA silencing is not only an evolutionarily conserved gene regulatory mechanism, but in plants also serves as the basis for robust adaptive antiviral immune responses. ARGONAUTE (AGO) proteins form the catalytic cores of the RNA-guided ribonuclease complexes, which play a central role in RNA silencing. Here we describe an in vivo assay system for analyzing the activities of AGO proteins in the virological model plant Nicotiana benthamiana .
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607409/functional-characterization-of-aquaporin-like-genes-in-the-human-bed-bug-cimex-lectularius
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Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Joyce M Sakamoto, Jason L Rasgon
The bed bug Cimex lectularius is a blood-feeding re-emerging annoyance pest insect that has the ability to transmit Trypanosoma cruzi under experimental laboratory conditions. Aquaporins (AQPs) are water channel proteins that are essential in biological organisms. C. lectularius are constantly exposed to water-related stress, suggesting that AQPs may offer novel control avenues. We identified and cloned four AQPs from C. lectularius, assessed tissue and lifestage-specific expression, and characterized biochemical functions in vitro and in vivo...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603746/preclinical-evaluation-of-a-lentiviral-vector-for-huntingtin-silencing
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Karine Cambon, Virginie Zimmer, Sylvain Martineau, Marie-Claude Gaillard, Margot Jarrige, Aurore Bugi, Jana Miniarikova, Maria Rey, Raymonde Hassig, Noelle Dufour, Gwenaelle Auregan, Philippe Hantraye, Anselme L Perrier, Nicole Déglon
Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder resulting from a polyglutamine expansion in the huntingtin (HTT) protein. There is currently no cure for this disease, but recent studies suggest that RNAi to downregulate the expression of both normal and mutant HTT is a promising therapeutic approach. We previously developed a small hairpin RNA (shRNA), vectorized in an HIV-1-derived lentiviral vector (LV), that reduced pathology in an HD rodent model. Here, we modified this vector for preclinical development by using a tat-independent third-generation LV (pCCL) backbone and removing the original reporter genes...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602725/il15ra-is-required-for-osteoblast-function-and-bone-mineralization
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Emanuele Loro, Girish Ramaswamy, Abhishek Chandra, Wei-Ju Tseng, Manoj K Mishra, Eileen M Shore, Tejvir S Khurana
Interleukin-15 receptor alpha (IL15RA) is an important component of interleukin-15 (IL15) pro-inflammatory signaling. In addition, IL15 and IL15RA are present in the circulation and are detected in a variety of tissues where they influence physiological functions such as muscle contractility and overall metabolism. In the skeletal system, IL15RA was previously shown to be important for osteoclastogenesis. Little is known, however, about its role in osteoblast function and bone mineralization. In this study, we evaluated bone structural and mechanical properties of an Il15ra whole-body knockout mouse (Il15ra(-/-)) and used in vitro and bioinformatic analyses to understand the role IL15/IL15RA signaling on osteoblast function...
June 5, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600513/trpc5-induced-autophagy-promotes-drug-resistance-in-breast-carcinoma-via-camkk%C3%AE-ampk%C3%AE-mtor-pathway
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Peng Zhang, Xiaoyu Liu, Hongjuan Li, Zhen Chen, Xiaoqiang Yao, Jian Jin, Xin Ma
Adriamycin is a first-line chemotherapy agent against cancer, but the development of resistance has become a major problem. Although autophagy is considered to be an adaptive survival response in response to chemotherapy and may be associated with chemoresistance, its inducer and the underlying molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we demonstrate that adriamycin up-regulates the both levels of TRPC5 and autophagy, and the increase in autophagy is mediated by TRPC5 in breast cancer cells. Blockade of TRPC5 or autophagy increased the sensitivity to chemotherapy in vitro and in vivo...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600130/highly-antibacterial-polypeptide-based-amphiphilic-copolymers-as-multifunctional-non-viral-vectors-for-enhanced-intracellular-sirna-delivery-and-anti-infection
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Li Zhou, Yuewei Xi, Meng Yu, Min Wang, Yi Guo, Peng Li, Peter X Ma, Bo Lei
For next-generation regenerative medicine and cancer therapy applications, the development of multifunctional biodegradable biomaterials with good antibacterial activity, biocompatibility and gene delivery capability is showing increased interests. As a natural cationic polypeptide, poly(ε-L-lysine) (EPL) has been as attractive antibacterial agent and non-viral gene vectors, however, its gene therapy is still limited probably due to the cytotoxicity, low stability in physiological environment and poor transfection efficiency...
June 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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