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Zhengyu Shen, Chenping Zhang, Zengtong Zhou, Wei Liu, Linjun Shi, Xuemin Shen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential role of interleukin (IL)-17A and its targeting microRNAs (miRNAs) in oral lichen planus (OLP). STUDY DESIGN: We compared the IL-17A expression levels in biopsies from patients with OLP (n = 50) against normal controls (n = 19) by using reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and Western blot analyses, identified the targeting miRNAs of IL-17A, and examined the miRNA expression levels in OLP...
November 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Stephen Harrap
Genetic discovery in blood pressure is generally referenced in relation to protein-coding genes, despite the fact that genes less than 2% of the genome. Recent exploration of the DNA sequences between genes, once called "junk" DNA, has revealed a wealth of transcripts for RNA species that do not encode protein. These non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) have emerged as dynamic managers of the business of the genome, able to coordinate the expression of genes in time and space to achieve the complexities of normal development and growth...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Eva Pazourkova, Sarka Pospisilova, Iveta Svobodova, Ales Horinek, Antonin Brisuda, Viktor Soukup, Jan Hrbacek, Otakar Capoun, Jaroslav Mares, Tomas Hanus, Marek Babjuk, Marie Korabecna
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in urine are examined as potential biomarkers. We examined the urine samples from 70 individuals (45 males, 25 females, mean age 65 years, range 20-84 years). Of the urine donors, 15 were healthy volunteers, 5 were patients with non-cancer diseases, 50 were patients with different stages of bladder cancer. To examine the spectrum of miRNAs in the cell-free fraction of urine, TaqMan Human miRNA Array Card A v.2.1 was used. A set of 30 miRNAs were found that are constantly present in urine supernatants independently of sex, age and health status of the subjects...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Zhuo Liu, Hongyang Jiang, Jun Yang, Tao Wang, Yufeng Ding, Jihong Liu, Shaogang Wang, Zhangqun Ye
Calcium oxalate stones account for >80% of urinary stones, however the mechanisms underlying their formation remains to be elucidated. Hyperoxaluria serves an important role in the pathophysiological process of stone formation. In the present study, differences in the miRNA expression profiles between experimental hyperoxaluric rats and normal rats were analyzed, in order to identify target genes and signaling pathways involved in the pathogenesis of hyperoxaluria. Ethylene glycol and ammonium chloride was fed to male hyperoxaluric rats (EXP) and normal age‑matched male rats (CON)...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Le Zhang, Siyi He, Fan Yang, Hua Yu, Wei Xie, Qian Dai, Di Zhang, Xiaoqin Liu, Shiwen Zhou, Kebin Zhang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of hyperoside (Hyp) on glomerulosclerosis in diabetic nephropathy and its underlying mechanisms. Blood glucose, kidney mass, and renal function of mice were measured. Renal morphology was observed using hematoxylin and eosin, periodic acid - Schiff's, and Masson's trichrome stain. Fibronectin (FN) and collagen IV (COL IV) in kidney were determined by Western blot and immunohistochemical studies. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-2 and -9 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 in renal tissues were detected on both the mRNA and protein levels...
July 19, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Ya Wang, Ying Le, Jun-Yu Xue, Zong-Ji Zheng, Yao-Ming Xue
TGF-β1-induced epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) process of tubular epithelial cells plays a leading role in the occurrence and progression of renal fibrosis as seen in diabetic nephropathy (DN). High mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) is considered to be involved in TGF-β1-mediated EMT via multifactorial mechanisms. Specific microRNAs (miRNAs) are closely associated with EMT, and here we focused on let-7d miRNA as a regulator of HMGA2. This study aims to investigate the effects of HMGA2 on EMT process induced by TGF-β1 using small interfering RNA (siRNA) technique in vitro, and further explore the potential role of let-7d miRNA during renal fibrosis in DN...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Michele Andreucci, Teresa Faga, Eleonora Riccio, Massimo Sabbatini, Antonio Pisani, Ashour Michael
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a problem associated with the use of iodinated contrast media, causing kidney dysfunction in patients with preexisting renal failure. It accounts for 12% of all hospital-acquired kidney failure and increases the length of hospitalization, a situation that is worsening with increasing numbers of patients with comorbidities, including those requiring cardiovascular interventional procedures. So far, its diagnosis has relied upon the rise in creatinine levels, which is a late marker of kidney damage and is believed to be inadequate...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Mingming Xue, Yuru Zhou, Xiaoyu Liu, Dongsheng Ni, Yanxia Hu, Yaoshui Long, Pan Ju, Qin Zhou
To seek out the potential microRNAs (miRNAs) that target Wilms' tumor suppressor 1 (WT1), a transcription factor required for progenitor proliferation as well as normal development of the kidney, and to clarify the effects of the miRNAs on WT1, the 3'-untranslated region (3'‑UTR) of WT1 was initially analyzed and miR‑743a, a seldom‑reported miRNA, was identified. In the present paper, luciferase reporter assays were performed to confirm that miR‑743a is able to directly target the 3'‑UTR of WT1. Subsequently, reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction, combined with western blotting analyses, were performed, and the results revealed a significant inhibition of WT1 at the mRNA and the protein levels...
September 22, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Mareen Matz, Christine Lorkowski, Katharina Fabritius, Pawel Durek, Kaiyin Wu, Birgit Rudolph, Hans-H Neumayer, Mir-Farzin Mashreghi, Klemens Budde
The potential diagnostic value of circulating free miRNAs in plasma compared to miRNA expression in blood cells for rejection processes after kidney transplantation is largely unknown, but offers the potential for better and timely diagnosis of acute rejection. Free microRNA expression of specific blood cell markers was measured in 160 plasma samples from kidney transplant patients under standard immunosuppressive therapy (steroids±mycophenolic acid±calcineurin inhibitor) with stable graft function, urinary tract infection, interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR), Borderline (Banff3), tubulo-interstitial (Banff4-I) and vascular rejection (Banff4-II/III) applying RT-PCR...
September 20, 2016: Transplant Immunology
Jose L Viñas, Dylan Burger, Joseph Zimpelmann, Randa Haneef, William Knoll, Pearl Campbell, Alex Gutsol, Anthony Carter, David S Allan, Kevin D Burns
Administration of human cord blood endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) or their exosomes protects mice against kidney ischemia/reperfusion injury. Here we studied the microRNA (miRNA) content of ECFC exosomes and the role of miRNA transfer in kidney and endothelial cell protection. ECFC exosomes were enriched in miR-486-5p, which targets the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) and the Akt pathway. In cultured endothelial cells exposed to hypoxia, incubation with ECFC exosomes increased miR-486-5p, decreased PTEN, and stimulated Akt phosphorylation...
September 17, 2016: Kidney International
Juan Wang, Xiaonan H Wang, Haidong Wang, Ling Chen, Janet D Klein, Jeff M Sands
BACKGROUND: Urea transporters (UTs) are important in urine concentration and in urea recycling, and UT-B has been implicated in both. In kidney, UT-B was originally localized to outer medullary descending vasa recta, and more recently detected in inner medullary descending vasa recta. Endogenously produced microRNAs (miRs) bind to the 3'UTR of genes and generally inhibit their translation, thus playing a pivotal role gene regulation. METHODS: Mice were dehydrated for 24 hours then sacrificed...
September 2016: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Cui Yang, Si-Dao Zheng, Hong-Jin Wu, Shao-Jun Chen
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) play critical roles in the fibrotic process in different organs. We summarized the latest research progress on the roles and mechanisms of miRNAs in the regulation of the molecular signaling pathways involved in fibrosis. DATA SOURCES: Papers published in English from January 2010 to August 2015 were selected from the PubMed and Web of Science databases using the search terms "microRNA", "miR", "transforming growth factor β", "tgf β", "mitogen-activated protein kinase", "mapk", "integrin", "p38", "c-Jun NH2-terminal kinase", "jnk", "extracellular signal-regulated kinase", "erk", and "fibrosis"...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Stephen Harrap
Genetic discovery in blood pressure is generally referenced in relation to protein-coding genes, despite the fact that genes less than 2% of the genome. Recent exploration of the DNA sequences between genes, once called "junk" DNA, has revealed a wealth of transcripts for RNA species that do not encode protein. These non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) have emerged as dynamic managers of the business of the genome, able to coordinate the expression of genes in time and space to achieve the complexities of normal development and growth...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Xinrui Shi, Yanjun Xu, Chunlong Zhang, Li Feng, Zeguo Sun, Junwei Han, Fei Su, Yunpeng Zhang, Chunquan Li, Xia Li
Recently, studies have reported that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) can act as modulators of mRNAs through competitively binding to microRNAs (miRNAs) and have relevance to tumorigenesis as well as other diseases. Identify lncRNA competitively regulated subpathway not only can gain insight into the initiation and progression of disease, but also help for understanding the functional roles of lncRNAs in the disease context. Here, we present an effective method, Subpathway-LNCE, which was specifically designed to identify lncRNAs competitively regulated functions and the functional roles of these competitive regulation lncRNAs have not be well characterized in diseases...
September 13, 2016: Oncotarget
Elena Mogilyansky, Peter Clark, Kevin Quann, Honglei Zhou, Eric Londin, Yi Jing, Isidore Rigoutsos
Breast cancer type 2, early onset susceptibility gene (BRCA2) is a major component of the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway. It acts as a tumor suppressor whose function is often lost in cancers. Patients with specific mutations in the BRCA2 gene often display discrete clinical, histopathological, and molecular features. However, a subset of sporadic cancers has wild type BRCA2 and display defects in the homology-directed repair pathway, which is the hallmark of 'BRCAness.' The mechanisms by which BRCAness arises are not well understood but post-transcriptional regulation of BRCA2 gene expression by microRNAs (miRNAs) may contribute to this phenotype...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
Camila S Silva, Ching-Wei Chang, Denita Williams, Patricia Porter-Gill, Gonçalo Gamboa da Costa, Luísa Camacho
We showed previously that a 28-day combined dietary exposure to melamine and cyanuric acid (MEL&CYA) induced kidney lesions in NCTR Fisher 344 (F344) rats. Histopathological changes were significant in females dosed with ≥240 ppm MEL&CYA and in males dosed with ≥180 ppm MEL&CYA; however, the nephrotoxicity biomarkers blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (SCr) were increased only by ≥240 ppm MEL&CYA. The serum miRNome has been reported to reflect toxicity of several organs, including the kidney...
September 9, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Ahmed Saad, Xiang-Yang Zhu, Sandra Herrmann, LaTonya Hickson, Hui Tang, Allan B Dietz, Andre J van Wijnen, Lilach Lerman, Stephen Textor
BACKGROUND: Adipose-derived MSC (AMSCs) possess angiogenic and immunomodulatory properties that may modulate kidney regeneration. Whether these properties are retained in older patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease is poorly understood. Hypoxic conditions are known to modify properties and growth characteristics of AMSCs. We tested the hypothesis that AMSCs from older patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease (RVD) differ from normal kidney donors, and whether hypoxia changes their functional and molecular properties to promote angiogenesis...
2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Pei-Chun Fan, Chia-Chun Chen, Yung-Chang Chen, Yu-Sun Chang, Pao-Hsien Chu
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important clinical issue that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite research advances over the past decades, the complex pathophysiology of AKI is not fully understood. The regulatory mechanisms underlying post-AKI repair and fibrosis have not been clarified either. Furthermore, there is no definitively effective treatment for AKI. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous single-stranded noncoding RNAs of 19~23 nucleotides that have been shown to be crucial to the post-transcriptional regulation of various cellular biological functions, including proliferation, differentiation, metabolism, and apoptosis...
2016: Human Genomics
Henk P Roest, Cornelia J Verhoeven, Jubi E de Haan, Jeroen de Jonge, Jan N M IJzermans, Luc J W van der Laan
miRNAs have emerged as promising biomarkers because of their association with cell stress and diseases and their easy detection and stability in many body fluids. Because of the sensitivity, the method of choice to detect miRNAs is quantitative RT-PCR (RT-qPCR). Therapeutics, in particular circulating anticoagulants, are notorious for their inhibitory effect on RT-qPCR-based measurements. The effect of heparin contamination on inhibition of RT-qPCR from miRNAs isolated from urine has, however, never been investigated...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
Peng Wu, Ziyi Cao, Song Wu
Urological cancers consist of bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis cancers and they are generally silenced at their early stage, which leads to the loss of the best opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment. Desired biomarkers are scarce for urological cancers and current biomarkers are lack of specificity and sensitivity. Epigenetic alterations are characteristic of nearly all kinds of human malignances including DNA methylation, histone modification, and miRNA regulation. Besides, the detection of these epigenetic conditions is easily accessible especially for urine, best target for monitoring the diseases of urinary system...
2016: Disease Markers
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