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MiR-146a gene

Pradip B Devhare, Robert Steele, Adrian M Di Bisceglie, David E Kaplan, Ratna B Ray
African Americans (AA) have higher hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and mortality rates than Caucasians Americans (CA). Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection leads to cirrhosis and HCC. HCV infection is highly prevalent in AA population compared to other racial groups. African Americans are also less likely to naturally clear HCV, potentially contributing to higher prevalence of HCV. However, the explanation for this disparity is currently unknown. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in the blood are emerging as biomarkers for pathological conditions...
October 19, 2016: Gene Expression
Zahra Sadat Yadegari, Hassan Akrami, Seyed Vahid Hosseini, Nasrollah Erfani
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October 20, 2016: British Journal of Biomedical Science
Aydın Güçlü, Cengiz Koçak, Fatma Emel Koçak, Raziye Akçılar, Yavuz Dodurga, Aydın Akçılar, Mücahit Seçme
AIM: MicroRNAs (miR) are important diagnostic and treatment targets due to their different tissue expressions and their central position in the regulation of gene expressions. miR studies might pioneer emerging of new diagnostic tools and treatment goals in kidney diseases. Captopril (CAP) and telmisartan (TEL) were shown to be effective in ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury. There is not any study about the effect of TEL and CAP over miR-21-320-146a. Our aim was to study the effects of CAP and TEL over miR on renal IR model...
October 19, 2016: Renal Failure
Yang Yang, Ben-Quan Wu, Yan-Hong Wang, Yun-Feng Shi, Jin-Mei Luo, Jun-Hui Ba, Hui Liu, Tian-Tuo Zhang
Macrophages play an important role in inflammatory responses; however, miRNA-mediated repolarization of macrophages is essential for fulfilling this function. To clarify a series of changes at the RNA level in alveolar macrophages under normal and inflammatory conditions, bronchial alveolar lavage liquid (BALF) was collected from healthy volunteers or patients with pneumonia. This approach, which differs from that used in previously, provides more accurate information about the states of macrophages in different lung microenvironments...
October 18, 2016: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
Hong Zhang, Peng He, Rongzhong Huang, Lin Sun, Siwen Liu, Jingjing Zhou, Yujie Guo, Deyu Yang, Peng Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are recognized as important regulators of gene expression via translational depression or mRNA degradation. Previously, dysregulated miRNAs have been found in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Borna disease virus (BDV) is a neurotropic, negative single‑stranded RNA virus, which may be a cause of human neuropsychiatric disease. BDV is regarded as an ideal model to analyze the molecular mechanisms of mental disorders caused by viral infection. In the present study, 10 miRNAs were dysregulated in human oligodendrocytes (OL cells) infected with the BDV strain, Hu‑H1 (OL/BDV)...
October 13, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Maryam Kaviani, Negar Azarpira, Mohammad Hossein Karimi, Ismail Al-Abdullah
Cell-based therapies suggest novel treatments to overcome the complication of the current therapeutic approaches in diabetes mellitus type 1. Replacement of the destroyed pancreatic islet β-cells by appropriate alternative cells needs an efficient approach to differentiate the cells into viable and functional insulin producing cells. Small non-coding RNA molecules, MicroRNAs (miRNA), have critical roles in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Therefore, they can direct the cells toward β-cell like cells and control islet β-cell development...
October 15, 2016: Cell Biology International
M E Varney, K Choi, L Bolanos, S Christie, J Fang, L H Grimes, J P Maciejewski, J-I Inoue, D T Starczynowski
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 13 October 2016. doi:10.1038/leu.2016.276.
October 13, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Atsushi Kiba, Kouji Banno, Megumi Yanokura, Mari Asada, Yusuke Nakayama, Daisuke Aoki, Tatsuya Watanabe
AIM: Micro ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) play an important pathological role in endometriosis. Leuprolide acetate, an analog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, is widely used to treat endometriosis; however, the molecular mechanisms involved in endometriotic tissue regression remain unclear. We performed miRNA expression profiling of clinical ovarian endometrioma to obtain insight into the effects of leuprolide acetate treatment. METHODS: We obtained clinical samples from nine normal eutopic endometrium, eight ovarian endometriotic, and 12 leuprolide acetate-treated endometriotic tissues...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
L H Zhang, B B Hao, C Y Zhang, X Z Dai, F Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide; it is estimated that there were 782,000 new cases in 2012. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in carcinogenesis by regulating oncogenes and tumor suppressors. We investigated the role of miR-146a, miR-196a2, and miR-499 polymorphisms in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in a Chinese population. Hepatocellular carcinoma patients (175) and healthy controls (302) were recruited between April 2013 and March 2015. Genotype analysis of miR-146a, miR-196a2, and miR-499 polymorphisms was carried out by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism...
September 9, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Carmela Nardelli, Ilaria Granata, Laura Iaffaldano, Valeria D'Argenio, Valentina Del Monaco, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Luigi Del Vecchio, Pasquale Martinelli, Francesco Salvatore, Mario Rosario Guarracino, Lucia Sacchetti, Lucio Pastore
Experimental evidence indicates differences between women and men in several medical areas, including susceptibility to metabolic diseases. Sexual dimorphism could be influenced by microRNA (miRNA)-mediated regulation of gene expression, and miRNAs have also been implicated in fetal programming of obesity. Our previous finding of altered proteome in human amniotic stem cells (hA-MSCs) during obesity (Ob-) prompted us to look for gender-related differences in the miRNA regulation of gene expression in Ob-hA-MSCs that might be involved in metabolic changes...
October 5, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
Dasaradha Jalapothu, Margherita Boieri, Rachel E Crossland, Pranali Shah, Isha A Butt, Jean Norden, Ralf Dressel, Anne M Dickinson, Marit Inngjerdingen
MicroRNAs (miRNA) have emerged as central regulators of diverse biological processes and contribute to driving pathology in several diseases. Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) represents a major complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, caused by alloreactive donor T cells attacking host tissues leading to inflammation and tissue destruction. Changes in miRNA expression patterns occur during aGvHD, and we hypothesized that we could identify miRNA signatures in target tissues of aGvHD that may potentially help understand the underlying molecular pathology of the disease...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Luisa Montanini, Arianna Smerieri, Mariolina Gullì, Francesca Cirillo, Giovanna Pisi, Chiara Sartori, Sergio Amarri, Sergio Bernasconi, Nelson Marmiroli, Maria E Street
CONTEXT: Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD) is the most frequent and severe co-morbidity in CF. Presentation and severity are quite variable. OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in miRNAs due to CFTR malfunctioning in vitro and to study the circulating levels of selected miRNAs in serum samples from patients, and assess their relationships in different age-groups with genotype, glucose tolerance state and at onset of CFRD. Design/Setting/Patients/Interventions: Transcriptional profiling of all known miRNAs in CFBE41o- cells, in their normal counterparts (16HBE14o- cells), and in IB3 cells was performed...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Jun Luo, Junying Liu, Hehe Liu, Tao Zhang, Jiwen Wang, Hua He, Chunchun Han
The bursa of Fabricius (BF) is a central humoral immune organ belonging to avian specifically. Recent studies had suggested that miRNAs were active regulators involved in the immune processes. This study was to investigate the possible differences of the BF at miRNA level between two genetically disparate duck breeds. Using Illumina next-generation sequencing, the data showed that there were 66 differentially expressed miRNAs and 28 novel miRNAs in bursa. A set of abundant miRNAs (i.e., let-7, miR-146a-5p, miR-21-5p, miR-17~92) which involved in immunity and disease were detected and the predicted target genes of the novel miRNAs were associated with duck high anti-adversity ability...
September 16, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Patricia Berber, Felix Grassmann, Christina Kiel, Bernhard H F Weber
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of blindness in developed countries, and is the third leading cause worldwide. Emerging evidence suggests that beside environmental and genetic factors, epigenetic mechanisms, such as microRNA (miRNA) regulation of gene expression, are relevant to AMD providing an exciting new avenue for research and therapy. MiRNAs are short, non-coding RNAs thought to be imperative for coping with cellular stress. Numerous studies have analyzed miRNA dysregulation in AMD patients, although with varying outcomes...
September 23, 2016: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
Sriram Balusu, Elien Van Wonterghem, Riet De Rycke, Koen Raemdonck, Stephan Stremersch, Kris Gevaert, Marjana Brkic, Delphine Demeestere, Valerie Vanhooren, An Hendrix, Claude Libert, Roosmarijn E Vandenbroucke
Here, we identified release of extracellular vesicles (EVs) by the choroid plexus epithelium (CPE) as a new mechanism of blood-brain communication. Systemic inflammation induced an increase in EVs and associated pro-inflammatory miRNAs, including miR-146a and miR-155, in the CSF Interestingly, this was associated with an increase in amount of multivesicular bodies (MVBs) and exosomes per MVB in the CPE cells. Additionally, we could mimic this using LPS-stimulated primary CPE cells and choroid plexus explants...
October 4, 2016: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Wu-Ming Wang, Ji-Chun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the effect and molecular mechanism of miR-146a on the proliferation of lung cancer cells by targeting and regulating the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) gene. METHODS: RT-PCR was employed to detect expression of miR-146a; immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of MIF. The luciferase reporter gene technique was adopted to verify that MIF was the specific reverse target gene of miR-146a and the liposome Lipofectamine™2000 was employed to transfer the modeled miR-146a mimics, and miR-146a negative control (NC) in NSCLC cells to detect the expression of MIF mRNA and protein...
August 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
K Kamali, E Salmani Korjan, E Eftekhar, K Malekzadeh, F Ghadiri Soufi
Emerging studies have been shown that the expression of micrRNA-146a (miR-146a, as a regulator of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)), is changed in diabetic patients and animals. This study was designed to evaluate the possible role of miR-146a in the pathogenesis of diabetes-related microvascular complications. Concurrent with the creation of cellular hyperglycemia (25 mmol/L for 24 h), human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were transfected with 20 nmol/L of hsa-miR-146a antagomir or scramble using HiPerFect reagent (Qiagen)...
2016: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
Dan Li, Mingyue Duan, Yuan Feng, Lingling Geng, Xiaoqing Li, Wanggang Zhang
Monocytes from patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) have both features of classical activated M1 and alternatively activated M2 macrophages. An increasing number of studies have indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators of monocyte polarization. Here, we focused on miR-146a expression in SJIA and investigated the function of miR-146a in monocyte polarization. We found that miR-146a expression was highly up-regulated in SJIA monocytes and correlated with the systemic features...
September 2016: Molecular Immunology
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...
August 11, 2016: Oncotarget
Xing Ping Wang, Zhuo Ma Luoreng, Lin Sen Zan, Sayed Haidar Abbas Raza, Feng Li, Na Li, Shuan Liu
This study reports a significant up-regulation of bta-miR-146a and bta-miR-146b expression levels in bovine mammary tissues infected with subclinical, clinical and experimental mastitis. Potential target genes are involved in multiple immunological pathways. These results suggest a regulatory function of both miRNAs for the bovine inflammatory response in mammary tissue.
August 13, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
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