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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351398/visceral-hypersensitivity-induced-by-optogenetic-activation-of-the-amygdala-in-conscious-rats
#1
Anthony C Johnson, Rocco Latorre, Casey O Ligon, Beverley Greenwood-Van Meerveld
In vivo optogenetics identifies brain circuits controlling behaviors in conscious animals by using light to alter neuronal function and offers a novel tool to study the brain-gut axis. Using adenoviral-mediated expression, we aimed to investigate whether photoactivation with channelrhodopsin (ChR2) or photoinhibition with halorhodopsin (HR3.0) of fibers originating from the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) at the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) had any effect on colonic sensitivity. We also investigated whether that there was any deleterious effect of the adenovirus on the neuronal population or the neuronal phenotype within the CeA-BNST circuitry activated during the optogenetic stimulation...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350392/diagnostic-and-prognostic-micro-rnas-in-ischemic-stroke-due-to-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-the-4-year-prospective-study
#2
Jacek Gacoń, Rafał Badacz, Ewa Stępień, Izabela Karch, Francisco J Enguita, Krzysztof Żmudka, Tadeusz Przewłocki, Anna Kabłak-Ziembicka
BACKGROUND: Circulating microRNAs (miRs) levels are potentially important diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or cerebral ischemic event (CIE) resulting from internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS). AIM: This 4-year prospective study aimed to compare the levels of circulating miRs in ACS vs CIE patients, and investigate miRs potentially associated with risk of recurrent cardiovascular event. METHODS: The circulating miRs levels (miR-1-3p, miR-16-5p, miR-34a-5p, mir-122-5p, miR-124-3p, miR-133a-3p, miR-133b, miR-134-5p, miR-208b-3p, miR-375 and miR-499-5p) were compared in 43 (34M, 57...
January 19, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350343/syringic-acid-a-phenolic-acid-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-by-stimulation-of-runx2-expression-and-targeting-of-smad7-by-mir-21-in-mouse-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#3
B Arumugam, K Balagangadharan, N Selvamurugan
Syringic acid (SA), a phenolic acid, has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for treating diabetes but its role in osteogenesis has not yet been investigated. In the present study, at the molecular and cellular levels, we evaluated the effects of SA on osteoblast differentiation. At the cellular level, there was increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and calcium deposition by SA treatment in mouse mesenchymal stem cells (mMSCs). At the molecular level, SA treatment of these cells stimulated expression of Runx2, a bone transcription factor, and of osteoblast differentiation marker genes such as ALP, type I collagen, and osteocalcin...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348831/aberrant-expression-of-mir-21-mir-376c-and-mir-145-and-their-target-host-genes-in-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Ismini Lasithiotaki, Eliza Tsitoura, Anastasios Koutsopoulos, Eleni Lagoudaki, Chara Koutoulaki, George Pitsidianakis, Demetrios A Spandidos, Nikolaos M Siafakas, George Sourvinos, Katerina M Antoniou
Merkel Cell Polyoma Virus (MCPyV) infection has been associated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Viruses can manipulate cellular miRNAs or have a profound impact on cellular miRNA expression to control host regulatory pathways. In this study, we evaluated the expression profiles of cancer-associated and virally affected host microRNAs miR-21, miR-145, miR-146a, miR-155, miR-302c, miR-367 and miR-376c in a series of NSCLC tissue samples as well as in samples from "healthy" sites, distant from the tumour region that were either positive or negative for MCPyV DNA...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348631/dynamic-all-optical-drug-screening-on-cardiac-voltage-gated-ion-channels
#5
Jonas Streit, Sonja Kleinlogel
Voltage-gated ion channels (VGCs) are prime targets for the pharmaceutical industry, but drug profiling on VGCs is challenging, since drug interactions are confined to specific conformational channel states mediated by changes in transmembrane potential. Here we combined various optogenetic tools to develop dynamic, high-throughput drug profiling assays with defined light-step protocols to interrogate VGC states on a millisecond timescale. We show that such light-induced electrophysiology (LiEp) yields high-quality pharmacological data with exceptional screening windows for drugs acting on the major cardiac VGCs, including hNav1...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348568/medial-preoptic-area-in-mice-is-capable-of-mediating-sexually-dimorphic-behaviors-regardless-of-gender
#6
Yi-Chao Wei, Shao-Ran Wang, Zhuo-Lei Jiao, Wen Zhang, Jun-Kai Lin, Xing-Yu Li, Shuai-Shuai Li, Xin Zhang, Xiao-Hong Xu
The medial preoptic area (mPOA) differs between males and females in nearly all species examined to date, including humans. Here, using fiber photometry recordings of Ca2+ transients in freely behaving mice, we show ramping activities in the mPOA that precede and correlate with sexually dimorphic display of male-typical mounting and female-typical pup retrieval. Strikingly, optogenetic stimulation of the mPOA elicits similar display of mounting and pup retrieval in both males and females. Furthermore, by means of recording, ablation, optogenetic activation, and inhibition, we show mPOA neurons expressing estrogen receptor alpha (Esr1) are essential for the sexually biased display of these behaviors...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346767/functional-principles-of-posterior-septal-inputs-to-the-medial-habenula
#7
Yo Otsu, Salvatore Lecca, Katarzyna Pietrajtis, Charly Vincent Rousseau, Païkan Marcaggi, Guillaume Pierre Dugué, Caroline Mailhes-Hamon, Manuel Mameli, Marco Alberto Diana
The medial habenula (MHb) is an epithalamic hub contributing to expression and extinction of aversive states by bridging forebrain areas and midbrain monoaminergic centers. Although contradictory information exists regarding their synaptic properties, the physiology of the excitatory inputs to the MHb from the posterior septum remains elusive. Here, combining optogenetics-based mapping with ex vivo and in vivo physiology, we examine the synaptic properties of posterior septal afferents to the MHb and how they influence behavior...
January 16, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346627/severe-and-protracted-sleep-disruptions-in-mouse-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#8
Rishi Sharma, Pradeep Sahota, Mahesh M Thakkar
Increasing evidences suggest that the predator threat model is a valid animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, sleep has never been examined in this model. Since sleep disturbances, including insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness, are severe and protracted symptoms of PTSD, we hypothesized that mice exposed to predator odor trauma (POT) will display contextual fear conditioning along with severe and protracted sleep disruptions.Adult male C57BL/6J mice, instrumented with wire electrodes [to record hippocampal field potentials (LFP) and nuchal muscle (EMG) activity], were exposed to contextual conditioning using soiled cat litter as unconditional stimulus (US)...
January 13, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346415/acute-multi-sgrna-knockdown-of-keops-complex-genes-reproduces-the-microcephaly-phenotype-of-the-stable-knockout-zebrafish-model
#9
Tilman Jobst-Schwan, Johanna Magdalena Schmidt, Ronen Schneider, Charlotte A Hoogstraten, Jeremy F P Ullmann, David Schapiro, Amar J Majmundar, Amy Kolb, Kaitlyn Eddy, Shirlee Shril, Daniela A Braun, Annapurna Poduri, Friedhelm Hildebrandt
Until recently, morpholino oligonucleotides have been widely employed in zebrafish as an acute and efficient loss-of-function assay. However, off-target effects and reproducibility issues when compared to stable knockout lines have compromised their further use. Here we employed an acute CRISPR/Cas approach using multiple single guide RNAs targeting simultaneously different positions in two exemplar genes (osgep or tprkb) to increase the likelihood of generating mutations on both alleles in the injected F0 generation and to achieve a similar effect as morpholinos but with the reproducibility of stable lines...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345245/isolating-long-wavelength-fluctuation-from-structural-relaxation-in-two-dimensional-glass-cage-relative-displacement
#10
Hayato Shiba, Peter Keim, Takeshi Kawasaki
It has recently been revealed that long-wavelength fluctuation exists in two- dimensional (2D) glassy systems, having the same origin as that given by the Mermin- Wagner theorem for 2D crystalline solids. Here, extending our recent studies, we discuss the quantification of long-wavelength acoustic fluctuation of a lightly supercooled liquid. This fluctuation can be estimated by subtracting the mean-squared displacement (MSD) of particles relative to its cage, represented by the cage-relative MSD, from the original particle MSD...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344661/plasma-levels-of-microrna-21-126-and-423-5p-alter-during-clinical-improvement-and-are-associated-with-the-prognosis-of-acute-heart-failure
#11
Stéfanie Ingrid Dos Reis Schneider, Daiane Silvello, Nidiane Carla Martinelli, Arthur Garbin, Andréia Biolo, Nadine Clausell, Michael Andrades, Kátia Gonçalves Dos Santos, Luís Eduardo Rohde
MicroRNAs are associated with myocardial damage and heart failure (HF). The present study investigated whether the plasma levels of microRNA (miR)‑21, ‑126 and ‑423‑5p alter according to the (de)compensated state of patients with HF and are associated with all‑cause mortality. In 48 patients with HF admitted to the emergency room for an episode of acute decompensation, blood samples were collected to measure miR and B‑type natriuretic peptide levels within 24 h of hospital admission, at the time of hospital discharge, and a number of weeks post‑discharge (chronic stable compensated state)...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344634/underlying-mechanism-of-the-photodynamic-activity-of-hematoporphyrin%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-in-u87-glioma-cells
#12
Shi-Xiang Yuan, Jun-Liang Li, Xin-Ke Xu, Wei Chen, Cheng Chen, Kun-Qi Kuang, Fang-Yu Wang, Kai Wang, Fang-Cheng Li
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a relatively novel type of tumor therapy method with low toxicity and limited side‑effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying mechanism and potential microRNAs (miRNAs) involved in the treatment of glioma by PDT with hematoporphyrin, a clinical photosensitizer. The photodynamic activity of hematoporphyrin on the cell viability and apoptosis of gliomas was investigated by MTT, and flow cytometry and fluorescence microscopy, respectively. Alterations in singlet oxygen and mitochondrial membrane potential were detected...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344346/characterization-and-selective-incorporation-of-small-non-coding-rnas-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-extracellular-vesicles
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Chuang Li, Fang Qin, Fen Hu, Hui Xu, Guihong Sun, Guang Han, Tao Wang, Mingxiong Guo
Background: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) play important roles in intercellular communication through the delivery of their cargoes, which include proteins, lipids, and RNAs. Increasingly, multiple studies have reported the association between EV small non-coding RNAs and cancer, due to their regulatory functions in gene expression. Hence, analysis of the features of small non-coding RNA expression and their incorporation into EVs is important for cancer research. Results: We performed deep sequencing to investigate the expression of small RNAs in plasma EVs from lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) patients, lung squamous cell carcinoma (SQCC) patients, and healthy controls...
2018: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344166/identification-and-functional-analysis-of-risk-related-micrornas-for-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-bladder-urothelial-carcinoma
#14
Ji Gao, Hongyan Li, Lei Liu, Lide Song, Yanting Lv, Yuping Han
The aim of the present study was to investigate risk-related microRNAs (miRs) for bladder urothelial carcinoma (BUC) prognosis. Clinical and microRNA expression data downloaded from the Cancer Genome Atlas were utilized for survival analysis. Risk factor estimation was performed using Cox's proportional regression analysis. A microRNA-regulated target gene network was constructed and presented using Cytoscape. In addition, the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery was used for Gene Ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway enrichment, followed by protein-protein interaction (PPI) network analysis...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343813/the-drosophila-gr28bd-product-is-a-non-specific-cation-channel-that-can-be-used-as-a-novel-thermogenetic-tool
#15
Aditi Mishra, Autoosa Salari, Benton R Berigan, Kayla C Miguel, Marzie Amirshenava, Abbey Robinson, Benjamin C Zars, Jenna L Lin, Lorin S Milescu, Mirela Milescu, Troy Zars
Extrinsic control of single neurons and neuronal populations is a powerful approach for understanding how neural circuits function. Adding new thermogenetic tools to existing optogenetic and other forms of intervention will increase the complexity of questions that can be addressed. A good candidate for developing new thermogenetic tools is the Drosophila gustatory receptor family, which has been implicated in high-temperature avoidance behavior. We examined the five members of the Gr28b gene cluster for temperature-dependent properties via three approaches: biophysical characterization in Xenopus oocytes, functional calcium imaging in Drosophila motor neurons, and behavioral assays in adult Drosophila...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343570/roles-of-the-5-untranslated-region-of-non-primate-hepacivirus-in-translation-initiation-and-viral-replication
#16
Tomohisa Tanaka, Teruhime Otoguro, Atsuya Yamashita, Hirotake Kasai, Takasuke Fukuhara, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Kohji Moriishi
The 5' untranslated region (UTR) of hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is composed of four domains (I, II, III and IV) and a pseudoknot, is essential for translation and viral replication. Equine non-primate hepacivirus (EHcV) harbors a 5' UTR consisting of a large 5' -terminal domain (I), three additional domains (I', II and III), which are homologous to domains I, II and III, respectively, of HCV, and a pseudoknot, in the order listed. In this study, we investigated the roles of the EHcV 5' UTR in translation and viral replication...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342901/omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-time-dependently-reduce-cell-viability-and-oncogenic-microrna-21-expression-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-cells-mcf-7
#17
Lauren LeMay-Nedjelski, Julie K Mason-Ennis, Amel Taibi, Elena M Comelli, Lilian U Thompson
The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (n-3 PUFA), α-linolenic acid (ALA), and its metabolites, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), independently reduce the growth of breast cancer cells in vitro, but the mechanisms, which may involve microRNA (miRNA), are still unclear. The expression of the oncomiR, miR-21, is reduced by DHA treatment, but the effects of ALA on miR-21, alone or combined with EPA and DHA under physiologically relevant concentrations, have not been investigated. The effects of ALA alone and +/-EPA and DHA at the blood molar ratios seen in either humans (1...
January 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342453/fine-particulate-air-pollution-and-the-expression-of-micrornas-and-circulating-cytokines-relevant-to-inflammation-coagulation-and-vasoconstriction
#18
Renjie Chen, Huichu Li, Jing Cai, Cuicui Wang, Zhijing Lin, Cong Liu, Yue Niu, Zhuohui Zhao, Weihua Li, Haidong Kan
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a key factor in epigenetic regulation of gene expression, but miRNA responses to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution and their potential contribution to cardiovascular effects of PM2.5 are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We explored the potential influence of PM2.5 on the expression of selected cytokines relevant to systemic inflammation, coagulation, and vasoconstriction, and on miRNAs that may regulate their expression. METHODS: We designed a double-blind, randomized crossover study in which true and sham air purifiers were used to expose 55 healthy young adult students in Shanghai, China, to reduced or ambient levels of indoor PM2...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341487/identification-of-stress-related-microrna-biomarkers-in-type-2-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Yingzhi Liang, Li Jiajianghui, Huanbo Xiao, Yan He, Ling Zhang, Yuxiang Yan
BACKGROUND: Many studies have investigated miRNAs in the detection of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Here, the dysregulated direction of stress-related miRNAs that used as biomarkers of T2DM was summarized and analyzed. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, ISI web of science and three Chinese databases were searched for case-control miRNA profiling studies about T2DM. A meta-analysis under a random effect was performed. Subgroup analysis was conducted based on different tissues and species, respectively...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341417/synthesis-and-characterization-of-photoactivatable-doxycycline-analogues-bearing-two-photon-sensitive-photoremovable-groups-suitable-for-light-induced-gene-expression
#20
Alexandre Specht, Bastien Goegan, Firat Terzi, Frédéric Bolze, Sidney Cambridge
We report herein the synthesis and the photolytic properties of EANBP and PEG7-DEACM caged 9-aminodoxycycline. 9-Aminodoxycycline is a tetracycline analogue able to activate transcription via the inducible TetOn transgene expression system and can be regioselectively coupled by carbamoylation to two-photon sensitive photoremovable protecting groups. The EANBP caged 9-aminodoxycycline showed complex photochemical reactions but did release 10% of 9-aminodoxycycline. However, the PEG7-DEACM-9-aminodoxycycline exhibited excellent photolysis efficiency at 405 nm with a quantitative release of 9-aminodoxycycline and a 0...
January 17, 2018: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
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