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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110314/long-term-exposure-to-a-butter-rich-diet-induces-mild-to-moderate-steatosis-in-chang-liver-cells-and-swiss-albino-mice-models
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Thomas John Philip Nalloor, Nitesh Kumar, Kasinathan Narayanan, Vasanth Raj Palanimuthu
BACKGROUND: Butter is one of the widely used fats present in the diet. However, there is no satisfactory study available that evaluates the effect of a high-fat diet containing butter as the principal fat on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: In the present study, butter was used for the development of steatosis in Chang liver cells in an in vitro study and Swiss albino mice in an in vivo study. In vitro steatosis was established, and butter was compared with oleic acid in Chang liver cells using an oil red O (ORO)-based colorimetric assay...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109960/rna-nanoparticle-based-targeted-therapy-for-glioblastoma-through-inhibition-of-oncogenic-mir-21
#2
Tae Jin Lee, Ji Young Yoo, Dan Shu, Hui Li, Jianying Zhang, Jun-Ge Yu, Alena Cristina Jaime-Ramirez, Mario Acunzo, Giulia Romano, Ri Cui, Hui-Lung Sun, Zhenghua Luo, Matthew Old, Balveen Kaur, Peixuan Guo, Carlo M Croce
Targeted inhibition of oncogenic miRNA-21 has been proposed to treat glioblastoma by rescuing tumor suppressors, PTEN and PDCD4. However, systemic delivery of anti-miR-21 sequences requires a robust and efficient delivery platform to successfully inhibit this druggable target. Three-way-junction (3WJ)-based RNA nanoparticles (RNP), artificially derived from pRNA of bacteriophage phi29 DNA packaging motor, was recently shown to target glioblastoma. Here, we report that multi-valent folate (FA)-conjugated 3WJ RNP constructed to harbor anti-miR-21 LNA sequences (FA-3WJ-LNA-miR21) specifically targeted and delivered anti-miR-21 LNA and knocked down miR-21 expression in glioblastoma cells in vitro and in vivo with favorable biodistribution...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109790/discovery-of-peptidic-mir-21-processing-inhibitor-by-mirror-image-phage-display-a-novel-method-to-generate-rna-binding-d-peptides
#3
Kotaro Sakamoto, Kentaro Otake, Tadashi Umemoto
A novel method to generate RNA binding D-peptide has been developed. To achieve the screening method, phage display was applied to "Mirrored" RNA (L-enantiomer of RNA). We have selected pre-miR21 as an initial screening target to demonstrate the method. The mirrored pre-miR-21 binding peptide sequences were successfully obtained, and were chemically synthesized using D-amino acids. D-peptide is expected to have favorable properties as a drug candidate such as protease resistance and low immunogenicity. As a result of binding evaluation of the D-peptide to pre-miR-21, the EC50 value was 440nM...
January 10, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109133/the-prognostic-and-therapeutic-application-of-micrornas-in-breast-cancer-tissue-and-circulating-micrornas
#4
REVIEW
Afsane Bahrami, Seyed Amir Aledavoud, Kazem Anvari, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Mina Maftouh, Ali Yaghobzade, Omid Salarzaee, Soodabeh ShahidSales, Amir Avan
Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy diagnosed in women, supporting the need for identification of novel prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers. Recently, microRNAs have emerged as molecular regulators that can have key roles in pathogenesis and progression of different malignancies, including breast cancer. Micro-RNAs can be circulated in body fluid, suggesting their values as non-invasive marker. There is growing body of evidence showing the aberrant activation of some known circulating miRNAs, e...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109081/shope-fibroma-in-the-external-ear-canal-of-a-domestic-rabbit
#5
Shawna J
A 5-y-old, intact, 2.5-kg female domestic rabbit was presented because of blood spatter on the wall of its cage and thetoenailsof its right hind limb. Physical examination revealed a red, gelatinous mass that spanned the width of the right vertical ear canal. Radiographic images revealed a soft-tissue opacity at the base of the right ear, which was superimposed over the tympanic bulla and extended to the pinna. A CT scan revealed that the soft-tissue mass was within the vertical and horizontal portions of the right external ear canal and extended to the level of the tympanic membrane, with no bony involvement...
January 20, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109080/microrna-21-inhibits-the-apoptosis-of-osteosarcoma-cell-line-saos-2-via-targeting-caspase-8
#6
Bin Xu, Hehuan Xia, Junming Cao, Zhihong Wang, Yipeng Yang, Yongsheng Lin
Currently, multiple microRNAs (miRNAs) have been found play vital roles in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. This studywas aimed to investigate the role of miR-21 in osteosarcoma. The level of miR-21 in 20 pairs of osteosarcoma and correspondingly adjacent tissues were monitored by qPCR. Human osteosarcoma cells line SAOS-2 was transfected with either miR-21 mimic or miR-21 inhibitor, and then cell viability, survival and apoptosis were respectively measured by MTT, colony formation assay, and flow cytometry...
January 20, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108843/ets-transcription-factors-etv2-and-fli1b-are-required-for-tumor-angiogenesis
#7
Kristina Baltrunaite, Michael P Craig, Sharina Palencia Desai, Praneet Chaturvedi, Ram Naresh Pandey, Rashmi S Hegde, Saulius Sumanas
ETS transcription factor ETV2/Etsrp functions as a key regulator of embryonic vascular development in multiple vertebrates. However, its role in pathological vascular development has not been previously investigated. To analyze its role in tumor angiogenesis, we utilized a zebrafish xenotransplantation model. Using a photoconvertible kdrl:NLS-KikGR line, we demonstrated that all tumor vessels originate from the existing embryonic vasculature by the mechanism of angiogenesis. Xenotransplantation of mouse B16 melanoma cells resulted in a significant increase in expression of the ETS transcription factors etv2 and fli1b expression throughout the embryonic vasculature...
January 20, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108673/plasma-microrna-21-expression-an-indicator-for-the-severity-of-type-2-diabetes-with-diabetic-retinopathy
#8
Qi Jiang, Xue-Man Lv, Yi Yuan, Ling Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the roles of plasma microRNA-21 (miR-21) in the pathogenic process of type 2 diabetes (T2D) with diabetic retinopathy (DR). METHODS: T2D patients included patients without DR (NDR group), patients with non-proliferative/background DR (BDR group) and patients with proliferative DR (PDR group). Healthy individuals served as control group. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), urine creatinine (Cr), fasting blood glucose (FBG), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), low-density cholesterol (LDL-C), fasting insulin (FINS) and plasma miR-21 expression were measured...
January 20, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108256/a-quantitative-evaluation-of-a-2-5-kb-rat-tyrosine-hydroxylase-promoter-to-target-expression-in-ventral-mesencephalic-dopamine-neurons-in-vivo
#9
Anne-Sophie Rolland, Tatyana Kareva, Nikolai Kholodilov, Robert E Burke
Adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) have become powerful tools in neuroscience for both basic research and potential therapeutic use. They have become especially important tools for optogenetic experiments based on their ability to achieve transgene expression in postmitotic neurons with regional selectivity. With the use of appropriate promoter elements they can achieve cellular specificity as well. One population of neurons that plays a central role in human neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases are the dopamine neurons of the midbrain...
January 17, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107872/mir-21-targets-and-inhibits-tumor-suppressor-gene-pten-to-promote-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-an-experimental-study
#10
Yu Yang, Jia-Xiang Guo, Zhi-Qiang Shao
OBJECTIVE: To study whether miR-21 targets and inhibits tumor suppressor gene PTEN can promote prostate cancer cell proliferation and invasion. METHODS: Prostate cancer cell lines PC-3 were cultured and divided into negative control group (NC group), miR-21 group, pcDNA3.1 group, miR-21+pcDNA3.1 group and miR-21+PTEN group that were transfected with different miR and plasmid, respectively. After 12 h and 24 h of transfection, the cell viability and invasive cell number were determined; after 24 h of transfection, Bcl-2, Survivin, MMP2, MMP9, PTEN, PI3K, and AKT expression in cells were determined...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106981/controlling-multi-cycle-replication-of-live-attenuated-hiv-1-using-an-unnatural-genetic-switch
#11
Zhe Yuan, Nanxi Wang, Guobin Kang, Wei Niu, Qingsheng Li, Jiantao Guo
A safe and effective human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vaccine is urgently needed, but remains elusive. While HIV-1 live-attenuated vaccine can provide potent protection as demonstrated in rhesus macaque-simian immunodeficiency virus model, the potential pathogenic consequences associated with the uncontrolled virus replication preclude such vaccine from clinical applications. We investigated a novel approach to address this problem by controlling live-attenuated HIV-1 replication through an unnatural genetic switch that was based on the amber suppression strategy...
January 20, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105518/associations-between-hepatic-mirna-expression-liver-triacylglycerols-and-gut-microbiota-during-metabolic-adaptation-to-high-fat-diet-in-mice
#12
Vincent Blasco-Baque, Berengère Coupé, Aurelie Fabre, Sandra Handgraaf, Pierre Gourdy, Jean-François Arnal, Michael Courtney, Carole Schuster-Klein, Beatrice Guardiola, François Tercé, Rémy Burcelin, Matteo Serino
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Despite the current pandemic of metabolic diseases, our understanding of the diverse nature of the development of metabolic alterations in people who eat a high-fat diet (HFD) is still poor. We recently demonstrated a cardio-metabolic adaptation in mice fed an HFD, which was characterised by a specific gut and periodontal microbiota profile. Since the severity of hepatic disease is characterised by specific microRNA (miRNA) signatures and the gut microbiota is a key driver of both hepatic disease and miRNA expression, we analysed the expression of three hepatic miRNA and studied their correlation with hepatic triacylglycerol content and gut microbiota...
January 19, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105201/comparison-of-microrna-expression-profiles-in-k562-cells-derived-microvesicles-and-parental-cells-and-analysis-of-their-roles-in-leukemia
#13
Xiaomei Chen, Wei Xiong, Huiyu Li
Microvesicles (MVs) are 30-1,000-nm extracellular vesicles that are released from a multitude of cell types and perform diverse cellular functions, including intercellular communication, antigen presentation, and transfer of proteins, messenger RNA and microRNA (also known as miR). MicroRNAs have been demonstrated to be aberrantly expressed in leukemia, and the overall microRNA expression profile may differentiate normal blood cells vs. leukemia cells. MVs containing microRNAs may enable intercellular cross-talk in vivo...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104472/downregulation-of-mir-145-in-venous-malformations-its-association-with-disorganized-vessels-and-sclerotherapy
#14
Hou-Fu Xia, Jian-Gang Ren, Jun-Yi Zhu, Zi-Li Yu, Wei Zhang, Yan-Fang Sun, Yi-Fang Zhao, Gang Chen
Venous malformations (VMs) are characterized by ectatic and tortuous venous channels with decreased perivascular cell coverage. Recent studies have discovered that miR-145 plays a critical role in amounts of vascular diseases through regulating the differentiation and phenotype of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). However, the potential roles of miR-145 in VMs remain unknown. In this study, 21 samples of VMs without treatment history, and 10 samples of healthy donor skin, were collected to evaluate the expression level of TGF-β, miR-145, and α-SMA by immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104276/optogenetic-toolkit-for-precise-control-of-calcium-signaling
#15
REVIEW
Guolin Ma, Shufan Wen, Lian He, Yun Huang, Youjun Wang, Yubin Zhou
Calcium acts as a second messenger to regulate a myriad of cell functions, ranging from short-term muscle contraction and cell motility to long-term changes in gene expression and metabolism. To study the impact of Ca(2+)-modulated 'ON' and 'OFF' reactions in mammalian cells, pharmacological tools and 'caged' compounds are commonly used under various experimental conditions. The use of these reagents for precise control of Ca(2+) signals, nonetheless, is impeded by lack of reversibility and specificity. The recently developed optogenetic tools, particularly those built upon engineered Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channels, provide exciting opportunities to remotely and non-invasively modulate Ca(2+) signaling due to their superior spatiotemporal resolution and rapid reversibility...
January 16, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103855/plasma-mirna-expression-profiles-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#16
Shomi Oka, Hiroshi Furukawa, Kota Shimada, Atsushi Hashimoto, Akiko Komiya, Naoshi Fukui, Naoyuki Tsuchiya, Shigeto Tohma
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is frequently associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and is designated RA-associated ILD (RA-ILD). RA-ILD has a large impact on the prognosis of RA. Here, we investigated the micro RNAs (miRNAs) profiles to determine whether they may be useful for diagnosing RA-ILD. METHODS: RNA was isolated from plasma samples and cDNA was synthesized. Real-time RT-PCR analysis was performed to evaluate 752 miRNA expression profiles in plasma pools from RA patients with or without RA-ILD...
January 19, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103479/subcortical-source-and-modulation-of-the-narrowband-gamma-oscillation-in-mouse-visual-cortex
#17
Aman B Saleem, Anthony D Lien, Michael Krumin, Bilal Haider, Miroslav Román Rosón, Asli Ayaz, Kimberly Reinhold, Laura Busse, Matteo Carandini, Kenneth D Harris
Primary visual cortex exhibits two types of gamma rhythm: broadband activity in the 30-90 Hz range and a narrowband oscillation seen in mice at frequencies close to 60 Hz. We investigated the sources of the narrowband gamma oscillation, the factors modulating its strength, and its relationship to broadband gamma activity. Narrowband and broadband gamma power were uncorrelated. Increasing visual contrast had opposite effects on the two rhythms: it increased broadband activity, but suppressed the narrowband oscillation...
January 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102835/spinal-cord-regeneration-in-xenopus-laevis
#18
Gabriela Edwards-Faret, Rosana Muñoz, Emilio E Méndez-Olivos, Dasfne Lee-Liu, Victor S Tapia, Juan Larraín
Here we present a protocol for the husbandry of Xenopus laevis tadpoles and froglets, and procedures to study spinal cord regeneration. This includes methods to induce spinal cord injury (SCI); DNA and morpholino electroporation for genetic studies; in vivo imaging for cell analysis; a swimming test to measure functional recovery; and a convenient model for screening for new compounds that promote neural regeneration. These protocols establish X. laevis as a unique model organism for understanding spinal cord regeneration by comparing regenerative and nonregenerative stages...
February 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102233/arrhythmias-optogenetic-control-of-cardiac-rhythm
#19
Dario Ummarino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101226/evaluation-of-plasma-microrna-levels-to-predict-insensitivity-of-patients-with-advanced-lung-adenocarcinomas-to-pemetrexed-and-platinum
#20
Jinghua Zhu, Yuhua Qi, Jianzhong Wu, Meiqi Shi, Jifeng Feng, Longbang Chen
Pemetrexed combined with platinum is a first-line therapy used to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that exhibit negative or unknown epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational status or anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements. Lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) is the primary type of NSCLC. In order to prevent overtreatment, it is necessary to identify patients with LAC who may not benefit from certain chemotherapies. Patients recruited in the present study (n=129) were diagnosed with advanced LAC and received first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
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