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Huihui Mao, Kai Wang, Yuehua Feng, Jun Zhang, Lili Pan, Yuxia Zhan, Haijun Sheng, Guanghua Luo
Background: The aberrant expression of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) X inactivate-specific transcript (XIST) has been demonstrated to be involved in the tumourigenesis and the development of various cancers. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to assess the prognostic role of lncRNA XIST expression in solid tumors. Methods: The databases of PubMed, EMBase, Web of Science, Cochrane library (up to Dec 31, 2017) were searched for the related studies and identified 15 eligible studies containing 1209 patients to include in the meta-analysis...
2018: Cancer Cell International
Ruinian Zheng, Shunhuan Lin, Ling Guan, Huiling Yuan, Kejun Liu, Chun Liu, Weibiao Ye, Yuting Liao, Jun Jia, Ruopeng Zhang
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) is an important member of non-coding RNA family and emerging evidence has indicated that it plays a pivotal role in many physiological and pathological processes. The lncRNA X inactive specific transcript (XIST) is a potential tumour suppressor in some types of cancers. However, the expression and function of XIST in breast cancer remain largely unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the expression and biological role of XIST in breast cancer. The results showed that XIST was significantly down-regulated in breast cancer tissues and cell lines...
March 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Honglei Zhang, Xing Yang, Xu Feng, Haibo Xu, Qin Yang, Li Zou, Mei Yan, Dequan Liu, Xiaosan Su, Baowei Jiao
The high-risk of tumor initiation in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) characterized by X chromosome monosomy in women has been well established and aneuploidy, defined as an abnormal number of chromosomes, is a common feature in human cancer. However, the underlying mechanisms of X chromosome aneuploidy promoting tumorigenesis remain obscure. We propose that chromosome-wide gene dosage imbalance (CDI) may serve as an important mechanism. Here, we assess the relative expression ratios of X chromosome and autosomes (expression ratios of X:AA) between tumor samples and adjacent normal samples across 16 tumor types using expression datasets from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) project...
March 15, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
Xingxiang Liu, Lin Cui, Dong Hua
We aimed to investigate the significant role of long non-coding RNA X Inactive Specific Transcript (XIST) in regulatingtumor metastasis in colorectal cancer (CRC), as well as its possible mechanism. Expression of lncRNA XIST in CRC tissues and CRC cells was detected. CRC cells were transfected with pc-XIST, blank control si-XIST or si-control, and then the effects of lncRNA XIST on CRC cell migration and invasion were investigated, along with the interaction between lncRNA XIST and miR-137. LncRNA XIST was upregulated in CRC tissues...
March 1, 2018: Oncology Research
Bingjun Bai, Binbin Xie, Zongyou Pan, Lina Shan, Jianpei Zhao, Hongbo Zhu
The incidence and development of colorectal cancer (CRC) is a process with multiple gene interactions. We have previously demonstrated that ATP synthase-coupling factor 6, mitochondrial (ATP5J) is associated with CRC migration and 5-fluorouracil resistance; nevertheless, the exact molecular mechanism remains unclear. The following study uses microarray and bioinformatics methods to identify candidate genes and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in CRC cells (two pairs) with upregulated and downregulated ATP5J...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Jorge Melendez-Zajgla, Gabriela E Mercado-Celis, Javier Gaytan-Cervantes, Amada Torres, Nayeli Belem Gabiño, Martha Zapata-Tarres, Luis Enrique Juarez-Villegas, Pablo Lezama, Vilma Maldonado, Karen Ruiz-Monroy, Elvia Mendoza-Caamal
Ovarian fibrosarcomas are extremely rare tumors with little genomic information available to date. In the present report we present the tumoral exome and transcriptome and the germinal exome of an ovarian fibrosarcoma from a 9-years old child. We found a paucity of mutations (0.77/Mb) and CNV alterations. Of these, the most relevant were a point mutation in the metal-binding site of the microRNA-processing DICER1 enzyme and a frame-shift alteration in the tumor suppressor gene NF1. We validated a germinal truncating mutation in DICER1, which was consistent with a DICER1 Syndrome diagnosis, providing the first example of an ovarian fibrosarcoma as the presenting neoplasia in this syndrome...
February 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Ziad Jowhar, Prabhakar Gudla, Sigal Shachar, Darawalee Wangsa, Jill L Russ, Gianluca Pegoraro, Thomas Ried, Armin Raznahan, Tom Misteli
The spatial organization of chromosomes in the nuclear space is an extensively studied field that relies on measurements of structural features and 3D positions of chromosomes with high precision and robustness. However, no tools are currently available to image and analyze chromosome territories in a high-throughput format. Here, we have developed High-throughput Chromosome Territory Mapping (HiCTMap), a method for the robust and rapid analysis of 2D and 3D chromosome territory positioning in mammalian cells...
February 2, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Zhixia Sun, Baogang Zhang, Tingting Cui
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in the occurrence and progression of multiple cancers. In the present study, we investigated the role of lncRNA X inactive-specific transcript (XIST) in the development and progression of pancreatic cancer (PC). Firstly, we found that lncRNA XIST was markedly upregulated in PC tissues and PC cell lines, respectively. Overexpression of XIST significantly promoted the proliferation, migration and invasion, and suppressed cell apoptosis of BxPC-3 cells; knockdown of XIST significantly inhibited the proliferation, migration and invasion, and accelerated cell apoptosis of PANC-1 cells...
February 2, 2018: Oncology Reports
Chao Yang, Ke Wu, Shan Wang, Guanghui Wei
The lncRNA XIST (X inactive-specific transcript) is an oncogenic lncRNA that is present in various malignant tumors; however, its role and molecular mechanisms in osteosarcoma (OS) progression remain unclear. In the current study, 40 pairs of OS tissues and matched adjacent non-tumor tissues were collected. qRT-PCR was conducted to investigate the differences in XIST expression in tissues and OS cell lines. The proliferation, invasion, and EMT status of OS cells after transfection were assessed with WST-1 assays, Transwell assays and western blot analysis, respectively...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Shuai Liang, Xuejun Gong, Gewen Zhang, Gengwen Huang, Yebin Lu, Yixiong Li
Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) is involved in the development and progression of many tumors. In this study, XIST was specifically upregulated in pancreatic carcinoma tissues and cell lines; a higher XIST expression was correlated to poorer clinicopathologic features. After XIST knockdown, the proliferation of PC cell lines was suppressed and cell cycle stagnated in G1 phase; XIST knockdown also reduced the protein levels of inhibitor of apoptosis-stimulating protein of p53 (iASPP) and Cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1), increased the protein level of P21, a potent CDK inhibitor...
December 26, 2017: Oncotarget
R Laguna-Barraza, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, A Gutiérrez-Adán, D Rizos, S Pérez-Cerezales
This study examines the effects of the histone deacetylation inhibitor scriptaid (SCR) on preimplantation embryo development in vitro and on imprinting gene expression. We hypothesized that SCR would increase histone acetylation levels, enhance embryonic genome activation, and regulate imprinting and X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) in in vitro produced bovine embryos. Zygotes were cultured in vitro in presence or absence of SCR added at different time points. We assessed cleavage and blastocyst rates as well as the quality of blastocysts through: (i) differential cell counts; (ii) survival after vitrification/thawing and (iii) gene expression analysis -including imprinted genes...
January 11, 2018: Theriogenology
Xiang Ma, Tingdong Yuan, Chao Yang, Zusen Wang, Yunjin Zang, Liqun Wu, Likun Zhuang
Background: Long noncoding ribonucleic acid (lncRNA) X-inactive-specific transcript (Xist) was reported to affect cell proliferation and metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, there are rare reports focusing on the diagnostic evaluation and regulatory mechanism of Xist expression from peripheral blood cells of patients with HCC. Methods: In this study, a cohort of 206 female participants including healthy volunteers (HVs) and patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), cirrhosis and HCC was recruited...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
Chang Li, Liang Wan, Zeyi Liu, Guangquan Xu, Shengjie Wang, Zhiyue Su, Yingxi Zhang, Cuijuan Zhang, Xia Liu, Zhe Lei, Hong-Tao Zhang
Growing evidence shows that lncRNA XIST functions as an oncogene accelerating tumor progression. Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a key role in tumor metastasis. However, it is still unclear whether lncRNA XIST is implicated in TGF-β-induced EMT and influences cell invasion and metastasis in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here, we observed increased expression of lncRNA XIST and ZEB2 mRNA in metastatic NSCLC tissues. Knockdown of lncRNA XIST inhibited ZEB2 expression, and repressed TGF-β-induced EMT and NSCLC cell migration and invasion...
April 1, 2018: Cancer Letters
Degong Ruan, Jiangyun Peng, Xiaoshan Wang, Zhen Ouyang, Qingjian Zou, Yi Yang, Fangbing Chen, Weikai Ge, Han Wu, Zhaoming Liu, Yu Zhao, Bentian Zhao, Quanjun Zhang, Chengdan Lai, Nana Fan, Zhiwei Zhou, Qishuai Liu, Nan Li, Qin Jin, Hui Shi, Jingke Xie, Hong Song, Xiaoyu Yang, Jiekai Chen, Kepin Wang, Xiaoping Li, Liangxue Lai
Pig cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) remains extremely inefficient, and many cloned embryos undergo abnormal development. Here, by profiling transcriptome expression, we observed dysregulated chromosome-wide gene expression in every chromosome and identified a considerable number of genes that are aberrantly expressed in the abnormal cloned embryos. In particular, XIST, a long non-coding RNA gene, showed high ectopic expression in abnormal embryos. We also proved that nullification of the XIST gene in donor cells can normalize aberrant gene expression in cloned embryos and enhance long-term development capacity of the embryos...
January 10, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Huijuan Jiang, Hongzhi Zhang, Xigang Hu, Wenbo Li
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may serve as miRNA sponges to modulate the expressions of miRNA target genes. LncRNA X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) has been demonstrated to be upregulated and act as an oncogene in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the sponge role of XIST in NSCLC progression remains largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that XIST was substantially upregulated and miR-137 was aberrantly downregulated in NSCLC tissues and cells. XIST was identified to function as a competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) for miR-137 to promote NSCLC cell viability and invasion...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Xue-Tao Yan, Jing-Min Lu, Yu Wang, Xiao-Li Cheng, Xiang-Hu He, Wen-Zhong Zheng, Hu Chen, Yan-Lin Wang
LncRNAs are reported to participate in neuropathic pain development. LncRNA X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) is involved in the progression of various cancers. However, the role of XIST in neuropathic pain remains unclear. In our present study, we established a chronic constriction injury (CCI) rat model and XIST was found to be greatly upregulated both in the spinal cord tissues and in the isolated microglias of CCI rats. Inhibition of XIST inhibited neuropathic pain behaviors including mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Jean-Luc C Mougeot, Braxton Noll, Farah K Bahrani Mougeot
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting exocrine glands leading to mouth and eyes dryness. The extent to which epigenetic DNA methylation changes are responsible for an X-chromosome dose effect has yet to be determined. Our objectives were to (i) describe how epigenetic DNA methylation changes could explain an X-chromosome dose effect in SS for women with normal 46,XX genotype and (ii) determine the relevant relationships to this dose effect, between X-linked genes, genes controlling X-chromosome inactivation (XCI) and genes encoding associated transcription factors, all of which are differentially expressed and/or differentially methylated in the salivary glands of SS patients...
January 9, 2018: Oral Diseases
Jianwei Zhu, Fanyang Kong, Ling Xing, Zhendong Jin, Zhaoshen Li
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that lncRNA X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) is dysregulated in various cancers. We performed this meta-analysis to clarify its promising functions as a prognosis marker in malignant tumors. METHODS: Eligible studies were recruited by a systematic search in OVID, Embase, Web of Science and PubMed databases. The hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to explore the relationship between lncRNA XIST expression and patient's survival, which were extracted from the eligible studies...
January 4, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Lieselot L G Carrette, Chen-Yu Wang, Chunyao Wei, William Press, Weiyuan Ma, Raymond J Kelleher, Jeannie T Lee
The X-chromosome harbors hundreds of disease genes whose associated diseases predominantly affect males. However, a subset, including neurodevelopmental disorders, Rett syndrome (RTT), fragile X syndrome, and CDKL5 syndrome, also affects females. These disorders lack disease-specific treatment. Because female cells carry two X chromosomes, an emerging treatment strategy has been to reawaken the healthy allele on the inactive X (Xi). Here, we focus on methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MECP2) restoration for RTT and combinatorially target factors in the interactome of Xist, the noncoding RNA responsible for X inactivation...
December 27, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Feng Wang, Kurtis N McCannell, Ana Bošković, Xiaochun Zhu, JongDae Shin, Jun Yu, Judith Gallant, Meg Byron, Jeanne B Lawrence, Lihua J Zhu, Stephen N Jones, Oliver J Rando, Thomas G Fazzio, Ingolf Bach
During female mouse embryogenesis, two forms of X chromosome inactivation (XCI) ensure dosage compensation from sex chromosomes. Beginning at the four-cell stage, imprinted XCI (iXCI) exclusively silences the paternal X (Xp), and this pattern is maintained in extraembryonic cell types. Epiblast cells, which give rise to the embryo proper, reactivate the Xp (XCR) and undergo a random form of XCI (rXCI) around implantation. Both iXCI and rXCI depend on the long non-coding RNA Xist. The ubiquitin ligase RLIM is required for iXCI in vivo and occupies a central role in current models of rXCI...
December 26, 2017: Cell Reports
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