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Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Enas Reda El-Sisi, Amira Salah El-Din Youssef, Mahmoud M Kamel, Auhood Nassar, Ola Sayed Ahmed, Mohamed El Kassas, Ahmed Barakat Barakat, Alaa Ismail Abd El-Motaleb, Abeer A Bahnassy
AIM: Molecular characterization of the CD133+ stem cells associated with hepatocarinogensis through identifying the expression patterns of specific microRNAs (miRNAs). METHODS: We investigated the expression pattern of 13 miRNAs in purified CD133+ cells separated from the peripheral blood of healthy volunteers, chronic hepatitis C (CHC), liver cirrhosis (LC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients a long with bone marrow samples from the healthy volunteers and the LC patients using custom miScript miRNA PCR array...
2018: PloS One
Xiaobin Wang, Mingxiang Zou, Jing Li, Bing Wang, Qianshi Zhang, Fubin Liu, Guohua Lü
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration (IDD) is a major contributor to low back pain. During IDD progression, ROS can be produced in the form of H2 O2 in nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs) in response to elevated cytokines, leading to subsequent alternations of cell fate and metabolic processes. Genetic factors are considered as main contributors to IDD pathopoiesis. Herein, we investigated the detailed function and mechanism of H19, one of the most up-regulated lncRNAs in IDD specimens, in H2 O2 -induced cell senescence model in NPCs...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Leilei Liang, Jingchao Xu, Meng Wang, Gaoran Xu, Ning Zhang, Guangzhi Wang, Yongfu Zhao
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), which are important functional regulators in cancer, have received increased attention in recent years. In this study, next-generation sequencing technology was used to identify aberrantly expressed lncRNAs in follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC). The long non-coding RNA-HLA complex P5 (HCP5) was found to be overexpressed in FTC. The results of the qPCR analysis were consistent with the sequencing results. In addition, functional experiments showed that overexpression of HCP5 can promote the proliferation, migration, invasiveness and angiogenic ability of FTC cells...
March 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Riikka E Mäkitie, Matthias Hackl, Riitta Niinimäki, Sakari Kakko, Johannes Grillari, Outi Mäkitie
Context: WNT signaling is fundamental to bone health and its aberrant activation leads to skeletal pathologies. A heterozygous missense mutation p.C218G in WNT1, a key WNT pathway ligand, leads to severe early-onset and progressive osteoporosis with multiple peripheral and spinal fractures. Despite the severe skeletal manifestations, conventional bone turnover markers are normal in mutation-positive patients. Objective: This study sought to explore the circulating miRNA pattern in patients with impaired WNT signaling...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Lu Zhang, Hongli Yin, Lei Jiao, Tianyi Liu, Yuqiu Gao, Yingchun Shao, Yuanyuan Zhang, Hongli Shan, Ying Zhang, Baofeng Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cardiac fibrosis is an important cardiac remodeling event that can ultimately lead to the development of severe arrhythmia and heart failure. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular diseases. Here, we aimed to investigate the effects of caveolin-3 (Cav3) on the pathogenesis of cardiac fibrosis and the underlying molecular mechanisms. METHODS: Cav3 expression was decreased in cardiac fibrosis in vivo and in vitro model...
February 21, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Mingjie Xu, Jiangfeng Li, Xiao Wang, Shuai Meng, Jiaying Shen, Song Wang, Xin Xu, Bo Xie, Ben Liu, Liping Xie
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been validated to play prominent roles in the occurrence and development of bladder cancer (BCa). MiR-22 was previously reported to act as a tumor suppressor or oncomiRNA in various types of cancer. However, its accurate expression, function, and mechanism in BCa remain unclear. Here, we find that miR-22 is frequently downregulated in BCa tissues compared with adjacent non-cancerous tissues. Overexpression of miR-22 significantly inhibits proliferation, migration, and invasion of BCa cells both in vitro and in vivo...
February 12, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Yuli Zhu, Siya Zhang, Zinan Li, Huaishan Wang, Zhen Li, Yu Hu, Hui Chen, Xuan Zhang, Lianxian Cui, Jianmin Zhang, Wei He
As an important component of innate immunity, human circulating γδ T cells function in rapid responses to infections and tumorigenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical regulatory role in multiple biological processes and diseases. Therefore, how the functions of circulating human γδ T cells are regulated by miRNAs merits investigation. In this study, we profiled the miRNA expression patterns in human peripheral γδ T cells from 21 healthy donors and identified 14 miRNAs that were differentially expressed between peripheral αβ T cells and γδ T cells...
February 12, 2018: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
Renjun Yang, Dianying Zhang, Kai Yu, Luping Sun, Jie Yang, Chunmei Zhao, Xiang Li, Yuhong Chen
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease often present on the surface and edge of the joint and beneath cartilage forming new bone. Arthroscopy had been used for the treatment of knee OA. This study aimed to measure the expression of miR-22, miR-140, and BMP-2 in patients with OA before and after arthroscopy operation. MATERIAL AND METHODS The synovial fluid of 80 patients and 60 healthy volunteers were aspirated using a syringe before OA operation and again six months post-operation in patients with OA...
February 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Marianna Alunni-Fabbroni, Leonie Majunke, Elisabeth K Trapp, Marie Tzschaschel, Sven Mahner, Peter A Fasching, Tanja Fehm, Andreas Schneeweiss, Thomas Beck, Ralf Lorenz, Thomas W P Friedl, Wolfgang Janni, Brigitte Rack
BACKGROUND: microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered promising cancer biomarkers, showing high reliability, sensitivity and stability. Our study aimed to identify associations between whole blood miRNA profiles, presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and clinical outcome in post-operative early breast cancer patients (EBC) to assess the utility of miRNAs as prognostic markers in this setting. METHOD: A total of 48 post-operative patients, recruited in frame of the SUCCESS A trial, were included in this retrospective study and tested with a panel of 8 miRNAs (miR-10b, -19a, - 21, - 22, -20a, - 127, - 155, -200b)...
February 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
Adrian P Mansini, Maria J Lorenzo Pisarello, Kristen M Thelen, Maetzin Cruz-Reyes, Estanislao Peixoto, Sujeong Jin, Brynn N Howard, Christy E Trussoni, Gabriella B Gajdos, Nicholas F LaRusso, Maria J Perugorria, Jesus M Banales, Sergio A Gradilone
Cholangiocytes normally express primary cilia, a multisensory organelle that detects signals from the cellular environment. Cilia are significantly reduced in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) by a mechanism involving overexpression of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6). Despite HDAC6 overexpression in CCA, we found no differences in its mRNA level, suggesting a post-transcriptional regulation, possibly involving miRNAs. Here we describe that at least two HDAC6-targeting miRNAs, miR-433 and miR-22, are downregulated in CCA both in vitro and in vivo...
February 6, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Jureeporn Chuerduangphui, Tipaya Ekalaksananan, Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Natcha Patarapadungkit, Apinya Chotiyano, Bunkerd Kongyingyoes, Supannee Promthet, Chamsai Pientong
Arecoline, the major alkaloid of areca nut, is known to induce oral carcinogenesis, however, its mechanism is still needed to elucidate. This study investigated the effects of arecoline on cell viability and cell-cycle progression of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells as well as a relevant cellular gene expression. The results showed that a low concentration of arecoline (0.025 μg/ml) increased OSCC cell viability, proportion of cells in G2/M phase and cell proliferation. Simultaneously, it induced IL-6, STAT3 and c-Myc expression...
2018: PloS One
Xiyong Wang, Xiaoli Zhu, Hongming Zhang, Shuzhen Wei, Yan Chen, Yang Chen, Fei Wang, Xiaobo Fan, Shuhua Han, Guoqiu Wu
Recent reports have indicated that circular RNA (circRNA) may regulate Lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) development. Our previous studies showed that hsa_circ_0012673 was up-regulated in a circRNA microarray. However, its expression level in LAC has not been verified, and the underlying molecular mechanisms in LAC are unknown. In this study, we found that the expression of hsa_circ_0012673 was up-regulated in LAC tissues compared to pair-matched adjacent non-tumor tissues (P = 0.0079), and that the expression level was associated with tumour size (P = 0...
January 30, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Yanqing Liu, Xiaorui Chen, Rongjie Cheng, Fei Yang, Mengchao Yu, Chen Wang, Shufang Cui, Yeting Hong, Hongwei Liang, Minghui Liu, Chihao Zhao, Meng Ding, Wu Sun, Zhijian Liu, Feng Sun, Chenyu Zhang, Zhen Zhou, Xiaohong Jiang, Xi Chen
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a severe health problem worldwide. Clarifying the mechanisms for the deregulation of oncogenes and tumour suppressors in CRC is vital for its diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention. Hu antigen R (HuR), which is highly upregulated in CRC, functions as a pivotal oncogene to promote CRC progression. However, the underlying cause of its dysregulation is poorly understood. METHODS: In CRC tissue sample pairs, HuR protein levels were measured by Western blot and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, respectively...
January 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
Kang-Tai Lv, Zhu Liu, Jie Feng, Wei Zhao, Tao Hao, Wen-Yan Ding, Jing-Ping Chu, Ling-Juan Gao
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding small RNAs that function as negative regulators of gene expression and are involved in tumour biology. The eIF4E-binding proteins (eIF4EBPs) play essential roles in preventing translation initiation and inhibiting protein synthesis at a global or message-specific level in a variety of tumours. Methods: According to comparative miRNA profiles of clinical cervical cancer and non-cancerous cervical tissue specimens, several miRNAs were aberrantly expressed in the cervical cancer samples...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Carlos Perez-Sanchez, Pilar Font-Ugalde, Patricia Ruiz-Limon, Chary Lopez-Pedrera, Maria C Castro-Villegas, Maria C Abalos-Aguilera, Nuria Barbarroja, Ivan Arias-de la Rosa, Maria D Lopez-Montilla, Alejandro Escudero-Contreras, Clementina Lopez-Medina, Eduardo Collantes-Estevez, Yolanda Jimenez-Gomez
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) remains difficult to diagnose before irreversible damage to sacroiliac joint is noticeable. Circulating microRNAs have demonstrated to serve as diagnostic tools for several human diseases. Here, we analyzed plasma microRNAs to identify potential AS biomarkers. Higher expression levels of microRNA (miR)-146a-5p, miR-125a-5p, miR-151-3p, and miR-22-3p, and lower of miR-150-5p, and miR-451a were found in AS versus healthy donors. Interestingly, higher miR-146a-5p, miR-125a-5p, miR-151-3p, miR-22-3p, and miR-451a expression was also observed in AS than psoriatic arthritis patients...
January 10, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
Xucheng Yang, Yingying Zhang, Yusheng Li, Ting Wen
Osteolysis associated with an implanted prosthesis is the major cause of failure in prosthesis implantation, and a severe public health issue worldwide. The type of bone metabolism associated with this disorder has been a major focus for improving the outcomes of patients with osteolysis. The role of metastasis‑associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1; a member of the long coding RNA family) during the onset of osteolysis and the related molecular regulatory mechanism in ultra‑high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)‑treated hFOB 1...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Xiaodong Feng, Qingqiong Luo, Han Wang, Han Zhang, Fuxiang Chen
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been implicated as important regulators of carcinogenesis and tumor development. Recently, microRNA-22 (miR-22) has been reported to be a cancer-related miRNA in several types of tumors. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of miR-22 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). We found that miR-22 expression was significantly decreased in OSCC tissues compared with that in the adjacent noncancerous tissues. Furthermore, lentivirus-mediated miR-22 overexpression markedly reduced OSCC cell viability, migration and invasion, whereas miR-22 inhibitor promoted these parameters...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Shaofei Chen, Jiarui Pu, Jie Bai, Yuping Yin, Ke Wu, Jiliang Wang, Xiaoming Shuai, Jinbo Gao, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang, Hang Li
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that interferon-γ (IFN-γ)-induced galectin-9 expression in Kupffer cells plays an essential role in modulatingthe microenvironment of hepatitis-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, whether or not IFN-γ induces galectin-9 expression in HCC cells, its biological role and regulatory mechanism in HCC development and progression are poorly defined. METHODS: Quantitative PCR and western blotting analysis were used to detect galectin-9 and EZH2 levels in HCC cell lines stimulated with IFN-γ...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Pál Perge, Ábel Decmann, Raffaele Pezzani, Irina Bancos, Ambrogio Fassina, Michaela Luconi, Letizia Canu, Miklós Tóth, Marco Boscaro, Attila Patócs, Peter Igaz
PURPOSE: Circulating microRNAs (miRNA) have been described in patients with adrenocortical tumors, but the expression of miRNAs in non-functioning and cortisol-producing tumors has not been yet compared. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the expression of plasma extracellular vesicle (EV)-associated microRNAs in patients with non-functioning adrenocortical adenoma (NFA), cortisol-producing adrenocortical adenoma (CPA) and cortisol-producing adrenocortical carcinoma (CP-ACC)...
January 3, 2018: Endocrine
Yue Zhang, Chao Wei, Cong-Cong Guo, Rong-Xiu Bi, Jin Xie, Dong-Hui Guan, Chuan-Hua Yang, Yue-Hua Jiang
Background: Numerous articles reported that dysregulated expression levels of miRNAs correlated with survival time of HCC patients. However, there has not been a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the accurate prognostic value of miRNAs in HCC. Design: Meta-analysis. Materials and Methods: Studies, published in English, estimating expression levels of miRNAs with any survival curves in HCC were identified up until 15 April, 2017 by performing online searches in PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews by two independent authors...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
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