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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320202/identification-and-expression-of-equine-mer-derived-mirnas
#1
Jeong-An Gim, Heui-Soo Kim
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single-stranded, small RNAs (21-23 nucleotides) that function in gene silencing and translational inhibition via the RNA interference mechanism. Most miRNAs originate from host genomic regions, such as intergenic regions, introns, exons, and transposable elements (TEs). Here, we focused on the palindromic structure of medium reiteration frequencies (MERs), which are similar to precursor miRNAs. Five MER consensus sequences (MER5A1, MER53, MER81, MER91C, and MER117) were matched with paralogous transcripts predicted to be precursor miRNAs in the horse genome (equCab2) and located in either intergenic regions or introns...
March 21, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319307/green-light-induced-inactivation-of-receptor-signaling-using-cobalamin-binding-domains
#2
Stephanie Kainrath, Manuela Stadler, Eva Reichhart, Martin Distel, Harald Janovjak
Optogenetics and photopharmacology provide spatiotemporally precise control over protein interactions and protein function in cells and animals. Optogenetic methods that are sensitive to green light and can be used to break protein complexes are not broadly available but would enable multichromatic experiments with previously inaccessible biological targets. Herein, we repurposed cobalamin (vitamin B12) binding domains of bacterial CarH transcription factors for green-light-induced receptor dissociation. In cultured cells, we observed oligomerization-induced cell signaling for the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 fused to cobalamin-binding domains in the dark that was rapidly eliminated upon illumination...
March 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319200/induction-of-immunomodulatory-mir-146a-and-mir-155-in-small-intestinal-epithelium-of-vibrio-cholerae-infected-patients-at-acute-stage-of-cholera
#3
Aziz Bitar, Rituparna De, Silvia Melgar, Kyaw Min Aung, Arman Rahman, Firdausi Qadri, Sun Nyunt Wai, Tahmina Shirin, Marie-Louise Hammarström
The potential immunomodulatory role of microRNAs in small intestine of patients with acute watery diarrhea caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 or enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) infection was investigated. Duodenal biopsies were obtained from study-participants at the acute (day 2) and convalescent (day 21) stages of disease, and from healthy individuals. Levels of miR-146a, miR-155 and miR-375 and target gene (IRAK1, TRAF6, CARD10) and 11 cytokine mRNAs were determined by qRT-PCR. The cellular source of microRNAs in biopsies was analyzed by in situ hybridization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319104/diabetes-consequences-in-the-fetus-liver-of-the-non-obese-diabetic-mice
#4
M B Aires, A C V Dos Santos, M S Kubrusly, A C de Lima Luna, L A C D'Albuquerque, D A Maria
DM type 1 (T1D) incidence is increasing around 3% every year and represents risks for maternal and fetal health. The objective of this study was to explore the effects of diabetes on fetus liver cells in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. Hyperglycemic NOD (HNOD), normoglycemic NOD (NNOD) and BALB/c females were used for mating, and the fetus livers were collected at 19.5 gestation day (gd). HNOD group had reduced fetal weight (989.5±68.32 vs 1290±57.39 mg BALB/c, P<0.05) at 19.5 gd and higher glycemia (516...
March 20, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318784/kinetics-of-endogenous-camkii-required-for-synaptic-plasticity-revealed-by-optogenetic-kinase-inhibitor
#5
Hideji Murakoshi, Myung Eun Shin, Paula Parra-Bueno, Erzsebet M Szatmari, Akihiro C E Shibata, Ryohei Yasuda
Elucidating temporal windows of signaling activity required for synaptic and behavioral plasticity is crucial for understanding molecular mechanisms underlying these phenomena. Here, we developed photoactivatable autocamtide inhibitory peptide 2 (paAIP2), a genetically encoded, light-inducible inhibitor of CaMKII activity. The photoactivation of paAIP2 in neurons for 1-2 min during the induction of LTP and structural LTP (sLTP) of dendritic spines inhibited these forms of plasticity in hippocampal slices of rodents...
March 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317618/mir-1-a-potential-predictive-biomarker-for-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-after-radical-prostatectomy
#6
Wei Wei, Jiangyong Leng, Hongxiang Shao, Weidong Wang
BACKGROUND: Increasing evidence suggests that aberrant microRNAs expressions are significantly associated with cancer progression. Previous studies have reported that the relative expression of miR-1 is significantly downregulated in recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) samples when compared with nonrecurrent PCa tissues. However, whether miR-1 can serve as a novel predictive biomarker for PCa recurrence still remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients with clinically localized PCa who underwent radical prostatectomy by the same medical team at the Department of Urology, Ningbo No...
April 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315647/a-device-that-allows-rodents-to-behaviorally-thermoregulate-when-housed-in-vivariums
#7
Christopher J Gordon, Earl T Puckett, Elizabeth S Repasky, Andrew F M Johnstone
Laboratories and vivariums typically are maintained at ambient temperatures of 20 to 24 °C, leading to cold stress in mice. When mice are inactive and sleeping during the light phase, their zone of thermoneutrality associated with a basal metabolic rate is 30 to 32 °C. If given a choice, mice will use thermoregulatory behavior to seek out thermoneutral temperatures during the light phase. The cold stress of a vivarium can be problematic to researchers requiring an animal model that is not stressed metabolically...
March 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315289/microrna-21-mediates-the-protective-effects-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-ipscs-to-human-bronchial-epithelial-cell-injury-under-hypoxia
#8
Cheng-Lin Li, Zhi-Bin Xu, Xing-Liang Fan, He-Xin Chen, Qiu-Ning Yu, Shu-Bin Fang, Shu-Yue Wang, Yong-Dong Lin, Qing-Ling Fu
Airway epithelial cell injury is a key triggering event to activate allergic airway inflammation, such as asthma. We previously reported that administration of mesenchymal stem cells significantly alleviated allergic inflammation in a mouse model of asthma, and the mmu-miR-21/ACVR2A axis may be involved. However, whether MSCs protect against bronchial epithelial cell injury induced by hypoxia and the underlying mechanism remain unknown. In our study, the human bronchial epithelial cell line BEAS-2B was induced to undergo apoptosis with a hypoxia mimic of CoCl2 damage...
March 17, 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314964/increased-intake-of-energy-dense-diet-and-negative-energy-balance-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-psychosocial-defeat
#9
Roberto Coccurello, Adele Romano, Giacomo Giacovazzo, Bianca Tempesta, Marco Fiore, Anna Maria Giudetti, Ilaria Marrocco, Fabio Altieri, Anna Moles, Silvana Gaetani
PURPOSE: Chronic exposure to stress may represent a risk factor for developing metabolic and eating disorders, mostly driven by the overconsumption of easily accessible energy-dense palatable food, although the mechanisms involved remain still unclear. In this study, we used an ethologically oriented murine model of chronic stress caused by chronic psychosocial defeat (CPD) to investigate the effects of unrestricted access to a palatable high fat diet (HFD) on food intake, body weight, energy homeostasis, and expression of different brain neuropeptides...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314265/next-generation-sequencing-for-microrna-profiling-microrna-21-3p-promotes-oral-cancer-metastasis
#10
Hui-Hwa Tseng, Yu-Kai Tseng, Jyun-Jie You, Bor-Hwang Kang, Tsung-Han Wang, Cheng-Mei Yang, Hung-Chih Chen, Huei-Han Liou, Pei-Feng Liu, Luo-Ping Ger, Kuo-Wang Tsai
Dysfunctional microRNAs (miRNAs) play a crucial role in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) progression. In the present study, we performed next-generation sequencing for miRNA profiling of the OSCC tissues and corresponding adjacent normal tissues in two patients with OSCC. We observed that 45 miRNAs were substantially up-regulated and 17 miRNAs were down-regulated in OSCC tissues. Since information on the biological role of miR-21-3p (passenger strand) in OSCC is limited, the expression levels of miR-21-3p were further evaluated in 95 OSCC tissue samples by a stem-loop real-time polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304379/development-of-bioluminescent-chick-chorioallantoic-membrane-cam-models-for-primary-pancreatic-cancer-cells-a-platform-for-drug-testing
#11
Maria Rovithi, Amir Avan, Niccola Funel, Leticia G Leon, Valentina E Gomez, Thomas Wurdinger, Arjan W Griffioen, Henk M W Verheul, Elisa Giovannetti
The aim of the present study was to develop chick-embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) bioluminescent tumor models employing low passage cell cultures obtained from primary pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells. Primary PDAC cells transduced with lentivirus expressing Firefly-luciferase (Fluc) were established and inoculated onto the CAM membrane, with >80% engraftment. Fluc signal reliably correlated with tumor growth. Tumor features were evaluated by immunohistochemistry and genetic analyses, including analysis of mutations and mRNA expression of PDAC pivotal genes, as well as microRNA (miRNA) profiling...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304025/illuminating-cytochrome-p450-binding-ru-ii-caged-inhibitors-of-cyp17a1
#12
Ao Li, Rahul Yadav, Jessica K White, Mackenzie K Herroon, Brian P Callahan, Izabela Podgorski, Claudia Turro, Emily E Scott, Jeremy J Kodanko
New Ru(ii)-caged abiraterone complexes were synthesized that exhibit strong absorption in the visible region and release the steroidal CYP17A1 inhibitor abiraterone upon exposure to low energy visible light in buffer and prostate cancer cells. Photoinduced release results in abiraterone binding to its CYP17A1 target in an inhibitory mode.
March 17, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303484/alterations-in-microrna-expression-associated-with-alcohol-consumption-in-rectal-cancer-subjects
#13
Lila E Mullany, Jennifer S Herrick, Roger K Wolff, John R Stevens, Martha L Slattery
PURPOSE: Alcohol consumption has been purported to influence many diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may be influenced by compounds found in alcohol. In this investigation, we test the hypothesis that total alcohol, beer, wine, and hard liquor influence miRNA expression. METHODS: We studied 1447 colorectal (CR) cancer cases with normal CR mucosa and carcinoma miRNA expression data along with alcohol consumption data. We analyzed long-term and long-term and current (LTC) alcohol use for beer, liquor, and wine with miRNA expression between paired carcinoma and normal colon and rectal tissues, adjusting for multiple comparisons using the positive false discovery rate q-value...
March 16, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303092/synaptic-ensemble-underlying-the-selection-and-consolidation-of-neuronal-circuits-during-learning
#14
REVIEW
Yoshio Hoshiba, Takeyoshi Wada, Akiko Hayashi-Takagi
Memories are crucial to the cognitive essence of who we are as human beings. Accumulating evidence has suggested that memories are stored as a subset of neurons that probably fire together in the same ensemble. Such formation of cell ensembles must meet contradictory requirements of being plastic and responsive during learning, but also stable in order to maintain the memory. Although synaptic potentiation is presumed to be the cellular substrate for this process, the link between the two remains correlational...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303019/integration-of-optogenetics-with-complementary-methodologies-in-systems-neuroscience
#15
REVIEW
Christina K Kim, Avishek Adhikari, Karl Deisseroth
Modern optogenetics can be tuned to evoke activity that corresponds to naturally occurring local or global activity in timing, magnitude or individual-cell patterning. This outcome has been facilitated not only by the development of core features of optogenetics over the past 10 years (microbial-opsin variants, opsin-targeting strategies and light-targeting devices) but also by the recent integration of optogenetics with complementary technologies, spanning electrophysiology, activity imaging and anatomical methods for structural and molecular analysis...
March 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302720/adjacent-channelrhodopsin-2-residues-within-transmembranes-2-and-7-regulate-cation-selectivity-and-distribution-of-the-two-open-states
#16
Ryan Richards, Robert E Dempski
Channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) is a light-activated channel that can conduct cations of multiple valencies down the electrochemical gradient. Under continuous light exposure, ChR2 transitions from a high conducting open state (O1) to a low conducting open state (O2) with differing ion selectivity. The molecular basis for the O1 to O2 transition and how ChR2 modulates selectivity between states is currently unresolved. To this end, we used steered molecular dynamics, electrophysiology, and kinetic modeling to identify residues that contribute to gating and selectivity in discrete open states...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302718/a-unique-choanoflagellate-enzyme-rhodopsin-with-cyclic-nucleotide-phosphodiesterase-activity
#17
Kazuho Yoshida, Satoshi P Tsunoda, Leonid S Brown, Hideki Kandori
Photoactivated adenylyl cyclase (PAC) and guanylyl cyclase rhodopsin (Rh-GC) increase the concentrations of intracellular cyclic nucleotides upon illumination, serving as promising second-generation tools in optogenetics. To broaden arsenal of such tools, it is desirable to have light-activatable enzymes which can decrease cyclic nucleotide concentrations in cells. Here, we report on an unusual microbial rhodopsin which may be able to meet the demand. It is found in the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta and contains a C-terminal cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) domain...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302473/quantitative-relationship-between-chemical-properties-and-bioactivities-of-anti-microrna-oligonucleotides-targeted-to-tumor-associated-microrna-21
#18
Koji Nagahama, Kenta Iseda, Daichi Kawano, Junji Kawakami
Synthetic anti-microRNA oligonucleotides (AMOs) are promising drug candidates to inactivate disease-related microRNAs because of their sequence-specific binding to their targets and the variety of chemical modifications available. Over the last decade, the qualitative relationships between the chemical properties of AMOs and bioactivity (inactivation of their target miRNAs) have been studied to enhance their bioactivity. On the other hand, in real-world drug development, drugs must be designed case-by-case, taking many factors into account...
March 13, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302013/multicyclic-peptides-as-scaffolds-for-the-development-of-tumor-targeting-agents
#19
Anastasia Loktev, Uwe Haberkorn, Walter Mier
The lack of specificity of traditional cytotoxic drugs triggers the development of anticancer agents with high selectivity to tumor-specific proteins. The unveiling of target structures such as EGFR or Her2 allows the focused development of novel therapies and has strongly advanced tumor treatment. Tumor-specific high-affinity ligands can be identified by using display techniques such as phage, yeast surface, ribosome and mRNA display. These techniques enable the screening of huge libraries, consequently providing a valuable alternative to rational drug development...
March 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301770/imaging-and-optically-manipulating-neuronal-ensembles
#20
Luis Carrillo-Reid, Weijian Yang, Jae-Eun Kang Miller, Darcy S Peterka, Rafael Yuste
The neural code that relates the firing of neurons to the generation of behavior and mental states must be implemented by spatiotemporal patterns of activity across neuronal populations. These patterns engage selective groups of neurons, called neuronal ensembles, which are emergent building blocks of neural circuits. We review optical and computational methods, based on two-photon calcium imaging and two-photon optogenetics, to detect, characterize, and manipulate neuronal ensembles in three dimensions. We review data using these methods in the mammalian cortex that demonstrate the existence of neuronal ensembles in the spontaneous and evoked cortical activity in vitro and in vivo...
March 15, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
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