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Y Shen, Y H Liu, X J Zhang, Q Sha, Z D Chen
Peanut is one of the most important oilseed crops in the world that provides a significant amount of lipids and protein for many people. The gynophore plays an important role in gynophore development after fertilization of the peanut ovule. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in numerous developmental and physiological plant processes. Therefore, it is essential to analyze the miRNA sequences at different gynophore stages to explore and validate gene function. Multiple small RNAs were sequenced and collected from gynophore stages A1, A2, and A3 (5, 10, and 20 days of development, respectively) for further prediction...
October 24, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Marinus Pilon
I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. References SUMMARY: Copper (Cu) microRNAs are upregulated by Cu deficiency and mediate the post-transcriptional downregulation of transcripts that encode Cu proteins, suggesting a role directly related to Cu. However, expression and phenotypic analyses of copper microRNA mutants and over-expressors have suggested roles mainly in tolerance to abiotic stresses. To reconcile available data, a model is proposed which emphasizes the mobile nature of copper microRNA molecules in the regulation of Cu homeostasis...
October 21, 2016: New Phytologist
Rachel Anne Valenzuela, Kazumitsu Onizuka, Alexi Ball-Jones, Tiannan Hu, Scott Ryan Suter, Peter A Beal
Short interfering RNA (siRNA)-triggered gene knockdown via the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway is widely used to study gene function and siRNA-based therapeutics are in development.However, since the guide strand of an siRNA can function like a natural microRNA (miRNA), siRNAs often repress hundreds of off-target transcripts with complementary only to the seed region (nucleotides 2-8) of the guide strand. Here we describe novel guide strand 3' end modifications derived from 1-ethynylribose and copper-catalyzed azide/alkyne cycloaddition reactions and evaluate their impact on target vs miRNA-like off-target knockdown...
October 12, 2016: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
Stavroula Tsitkanou, Paul A Della Gatta, Aaron P Russell
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease (MND), is a fatal motor neuron disorder. It results in progressive degeneration and death of upper and lower motor neurons, protein aggregation, severe muscle atrophy and respiratory insufficiency. Median survival with ALS is between 2 and 5 years from the onset of symptoms. ALS manifests as either familial ALS (FALS) (~10% of cases) or sporadic ALS (SALS), (~90% of cases). Mutations in the copper/zinc (CuZn) superoxide dismutase (SOD1) gene account for ~20% of FALS cases and the mutant SOD1 mouse model has been used extensively to help understand the ALS pathology...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Kwan Woo Park, Bhagwan S Batule, Kyoung Suk Kang, Ki Soo Park, Hyun Gyu Park
We devised a novel method for rapid and ultrasensitive detection of target microRNA (miRNA) by employing target-assisted isothermal exponential amplification (TAIEA) combined with poly (thymine)-templated fluorescent copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) as signaling probes. The target miRNA hybridizes to the unimolecular template DNA and works as a primer for the extension reaction to form double-stranded product, which consequently generates two nicking endonuclease recognition sites. By simultaneous nicking and displacement reactions, exponential amplification generates many poly (thymine) strands as final products, which are employed for the synthesis of fluorescent CuNPs...
October 21, 2016: Nanotechnology
Bao-Zhu Chi, Ru-Ping Liang, Wei-Bin Qiu, Yan-Hong Yuan, Jian-Ding Qiu
A new strategy based on enzymatically engineered primer extension poly-thymine (EPEPT) and nanomaterials in situ generation technology is reported for direct detection of microRNA (miRNA) in a fluorescence turn-on format using the sequential and complementary reactions catalyzed by Klenow Fragment exo(-) (KFexo(-)) and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdTase). The short miRNA can be efficiently converted into long poly-thymine (polyT) sequences, which function as template for in situ formation of fluorescence copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) as nano-dye for detecting miRNA...
August 16, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Diego La Mendola, Chiara Giacomelli, Enrico Rizzarelli
The description of the cell life needs not only the knowledge of its genome and proteome, but also of the location of the metal ions and their different complex species in the subcellular compartments, that is of metallome. The cross-talk among these players of the omics' world secures the cellular homeostasis by means of a complex network, the alteration of which may give rise to many diseases. Copper and zinc ions levels regulate protein expression and metal-responsive transcription factors and in many pathologies metal dyshomeostasis induces to aberrant expression of different factors...
July 15, 2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
Pan Jiang, Xiaoyue Wu, Xuemin Wang, Wenbin Huang, Qing Feng
Platinum-based drugs are the firstline of treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but resistance to these drugs is a major obstacle to effective chemotherapy. Our previous study revealed that the green tea polyphenol, EGCG, induced cisplatin transporter CTR1 (copper transporter 1) and enhanced cisplatin sensitivity in ovarian cancer. In this study, we found that EGCG upregulated CTR1 and increased platinum accumulation in NSCLC (A549, H460 and H1299) cells, cDDP-resistant A549 cells and a nude mouse xenograft model...
May 30, 2016: Oncotarget
Ying Yu, Guangwen Wu, Hongmei Yuan, Lili Cheng, Dongsheng Zhao, Wengong Huang, Shuquan Zhang, Liguo Zhang, Hongyu Chen, Jian Zhang, Fengzhi Guan
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in responses to biotic and abiotic stress and have been characterized in a large number of plant species. Although flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is one of the most important fiber and oil crops worldwide, no reports have been published describing flax miRNAs (Lus-miRNAs) induced in response to saline, alkaline, and saline-alkaline stresses. RESULTS: In this work, combined small RNA and degradome deep sequencing was used to analyze flax libraries constructed after alkaline-salt stress (AS2), neutral salt stress (NSS), alkaline stress (AS), and the non-stressed control (CK)...
2016: BMC Plant Biology
Bruno Printz, Stanley Lutts, Jean-Francois Hausman, Kjell Sergeant
In plants, copper (Cu) acts as essential cofactor of numerous proteins. While the definitive number of these so-called cuproproteins is unknown, they perform central functions in plant cells. As micronutrient, a minimal amount of Cu is needed to ensure cellular functions. However, Cu excess may exert in contrast detrimental effects on plant primary production and even survival. Therefore it is essential for a plant to have a strictly controlled Cu homeostasis, an equilibrium that is both tissue and developmentally influenced...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Yaqin Tang, Tingting Wang, Ming Chen, Xiao He, Xiaohuan Qu, Xuli Feng
The crucial role of miRNA in cell regulation and its connection with diverse human cancers as a tumor suppressor or an oncogenic fragment poses great demand for an accurate and rapid approach for highly efficient miRNA detection and imaging in live cells. However, the ability to selectively detect and image miRNA remains a significant challenge in biomedical fields. Herein, a sealed circular probe (CP) has been prepared with copper free click ligation. The big tension force of the ring structure greatly increases the sequence recognition specificity...
November 15, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Caroline E Gargett, Shanti Gurung
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June 2016: Biology of Reproduction
Xurui Wang, Wei Zhu, Xiaodong Zhao, Ping Wang
The expression levels of the copper transporter P-type adenosine triphosphatase (ATP7B) are known correlate with tumor cell sensitivity to cisplatin. However, the mechanisms underlying cisplatin resistance remained poorly understood. Therefore, in the present study, we treated Hep-2 cells and in-house-developed vincristine-resistant Hep-2v cells with 50, 100, or 200 µM cisplatin and assessed cell viability after 24 or 48 h. Hep-2v cells were shown to be resistant to 50-200 µM cisplatin. Furthermore, using immunofluorescence staining and western blot analysis, we noted that ATP7B, but not copper-transporting ATPase 1 (ATP7A), expression was significantly increased in Hep-2v cells, and this increase was maintained at a higher level compared with Hep-2 cells...
June 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
K Dirksen, T Verzijl, T S G A M van den Ingh, J C M Vernooij, L J W van der Laan, I A Burgener, B Spee, H Fieten
Common parenchymal liver diseases in dogs include reactive hepatopathies and primary hepatitis (acute or chronic). In chronic hepatitis, there is usually a long subclinical phase. Specific clinical signs become overt only when liver damage is severe and in this phase, treatment is usually less effective. Limited data are available regarding the sensitivity of liver enzyme activity or biomarkers for early detection of subclinical hepatitis. Hepatocyte-derived microRNAs (HDmiRs) were recently identified as promising biomarkers for hepatocellular injury in multiple species...
May 2016: Veterinary Journal
Guadalupe Aguirre, Marinus Pilon
Copper is required for photosynthesis in chloroplasts of plants because it is a cofactor of plastocyanin, an essential electron carrier in the thylakoid lumen. Other chloroplast copper proteins are copper/zinc superoxide dismutase and polyphenol oxidase, but these proteins seem to be dispensable under conditions of low copper supply when transcripts for these proteins undergo microRNA-mediated down regulation. Two ATP-driven copper transporters function in tandem to deliver copper to chloroplast compartments...
2015: Frontiers in Plant Science
Jelena Gacic, Emina Vorkapic, Renate Slind Olsen, Daniel Söderberg, Therese Gustafsson, Robert Geffers, Karin Skoglund, Andreas Matussek, Dick Wågsäter
BACKGROUND: Imatinib mesylate (Glivec®, formerly STI-571) is a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor used for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. However, there are reports suggesting that imatinib could be atheroprotective by lowering plasma low-density lipoprotein (LDL). AIM: To investigate the potential inhibitory effect of imatinib on cholesterol uptake in human macrophages as well as its effect on matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) activity...
February 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
D-W Yeh, Y-S Chen, C-Y Lai, Y-L Liu, C-H Lu, J-F Lo, L Chen, L-C Hsu, Y Luo, R Xiang, T-H Chuang
Sustained activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) in cancer cells has been shown to promote inflammation, expansion of cancer stem cell (CSC) population, and tumor development. In contrast, recent studies reveal that CSCs exhibit increased inflammation due to constitutive NF-κB activation; however, the underlying molecular mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, the analysis of microarray data revealed upregulation of NF-κB-regulated pro-inflammatory genes and downregulation of copper metabolism MURR1 domain-containing 1 (COMMD1) during the enrichment for stemness in SAS head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells...
May 2016: Cell Death and Differentiation
Ru-Dong Li, Qian Wang, Bin-Cheng Yin, Bang-Ce Ye
Developing direct and convenient methods for microRNAs (miRNAs) analysis is of great significance in understanding biological functions of miRNAs, and early diagnosis of cancers. We have developed a rapid, enzyme-free method for miRNA detection based on nanoparticle-assisted signal amplification coupling fluorescent metal nanoclusters as signal output. The proposed method involves two processes: target miRNA-mediated nanoparticle capture, which consists of magnetic microparticle (MMP) probe and CuO nanoparticle (NP) probe, and nanoparticle-mediated amplification for signal generation, which consists of fluorescent DNA-Cu/Ag nanocluster (NC) and 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA)...
March 15, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Yi-Bin Lu, Yi-Ping Qi, Lin-Tong Yang, Peng Guo, Yan Li, Li-Song Chen
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs play important roles in the adaptive responses of plants to nutrient deficiencies. Most research, however, has focused on nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), sulfur (S), copper (Cu) and iron (Fe) deficiencies, limited data are available on the differential expression of miRNAs and their target genes in response to deficiencies of other nutrient elements. In this study, we identified the known and novel miRNAs as well as the boron (B)-deficiency-responsive miRNAs from citrus leaves in order to obtain the potential miRNAs related to the tolerance of citrus to B-deficiency...
2015: BMC Plant Biology
Yuanyuan Zhao, Sen Lin, Zongbo Qiu, Dechang Cao, Jialong Wen, Xin Deng, Xiaohua Wang, Jinxing Lin, Xiaojuan Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small RNAs that repress target gene expression posttranscriptionally, and are critically involved in various developmental processes and responses to environmental stresses in eukaryotes. MiRNA857 is not widely distributed in plants and is encoded by a single gene, AtMIR857, in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). The functions of miR857 and its mechanisms in regulating plant growth and development are still unclear. Here, by means of genetic analysis coupled with cytological studies, we investigated the expression pattern and regulation mechanism of miR857 and its biological functions in Arabidopsis development...
December 2015: Plant Physiology
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