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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920151/lin28-is-induced-in-primed-embryonic-stem-cells-and-regulates-let-7-independent-events
#1
Silvia Parisi, Fabiana Passaro, Luigi Russo, Anna Musto, Angelica Navarra, Simona Romano, Giuseppe Petrosino, Tommaso Russo
Lin28 RNA-binding proteins play important roles in pluripotent stem cells, but the regulation of their expression and the mechanisms underlying their functions are still not definitively understood. Here we address the above-mentioned issues in the first steps of mouse embryonic stem cell (ESC) differentiation. We observed that the expression of Lin28 genes is transiently induced soon after the exit of ESCs from the naive ground state and that this induction is due to the Hmga2-dependent engagement of Otx2 with enhancers present at both Lin28 gene loci...
December 5, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917442/polymorphisms-in-ten-candidate-genes-are-associated-with-conformational-and-locomotive-traits-in-spanish-purebred-horses
#2
Natalia Sevane, Susana Dunner, Ana Boado, Javier Cañon
The Spanish Purebred horses, also known as Andalusian horses, compete to the highest standards in international dressage events. Gait and conformation could be used as early selection criteria to detect young horses with promising dressage ability. Although the genetic background of equine size variation has been recently uncovered, the genetic basis of horse conformational and locomotive traits is not known, hampered by the complex genetic architecture underlying quantitative traits and the lack of phenotypic data...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Applied Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878307/hmga2-regulates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-the-acquisition-of-tumor-stem-cell-properties-through-twist1-in-gastric-cancer
#3
Wei Li, Ziwei Wang, Lang Zha, Dequan Kong, Gang Liao, Hui Li
High expression of high mobility group protein A2 (HMGA2) is correlated with the invasiveness of gastric cancer and is an independent prognostic factor. The reason may be that HMGA2 promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and the acquisition of tumor stem cell properties, yet the mechanism remains unclear. In this study, immunohistochemistry and western blot analysis revealed that the expression of HMGA2 and Twist-related protein 1 (TWIST1) in gastric carcinoma tissues was higher than that in the peritumoral tissues and that the expression levels of these two proteins were positively correlated...
November 18, 2016: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876874/twist1-drives-cisplatin-resistance-and-cell-survival-in-an-ovarian-cancer-model-via-upregulation-of-gas6-l1cam-and-akt-signalling
#4
Cai M Roberts, Michelle A Tran, Mary C Pitruzzello, Wei Wen, Joana Loeza, Thanh H Dellinger, Gil Mor, Carlotta A Glackin
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most deadly gynaecologic malignancy due to late onset of symptoms and propensity towards drug resistance. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been linked to the development of chemoresistance in other cancers, yet little is known regarding its role in EOC. In this study, we sought to determine the role of the transcription factor TWIST1, a master regulator of EMT, on cisplatin resistance in an EOC model. We created two Ovcar8-derived cell lines that differed only in their TWIST1 expression...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874955/expression-and-significances-of-mirna-let-7-and-hmga2-in-laryngeal-carcinoma
#5
F-C Song, Y Yang, J-X Liu
OBJECTIVE: High mobility group protein A2 (HMGA2) is a reported new oncogene been regulated by tumor suppressor microRNA Let-7. HMGA2 has become a hot topic in fundamental and clinical research of laryngeal carcinoma. The aim of the current study is to investigate the molecular mechanism of Let-7 and HMGA2 in oncogenesis and progression of laryngeal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used quantitative RT-PCR to detect the expression of miRNA Let-7a and HMGA2 mRNA from 59 pairs of fresh laryngeal cancer tissues and adjacent tissues collected for the laryngeal cancer patient...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861570/hmga2-moderately-increases-fetal-hemoglobin-expression-in-human-adult-erythroblasts
#6
Jaira F de Vasconcellos, Y Terry Lee, Colleen Byrnes, Laxminath Tumburu, Antoinette Rabel, Jeffery L Miller
Induction of fetal hemoglobin (HbF) has therapeutic importance for patients with beta-hemoglobin disorders. Previous studies showed that let-7 microRNAs (miRNAs) are highly regulated in erythroid cells during the fetal-to-adult developmental transition, and that targeting let-7 mediated the up-regulation of HbF to greater than 30% of the total globin levels in human adult cultured erythroblasts. HMGA2 is a member of the high-mobility group A family of proteins and a validated target of the let-7 family of miRNAs...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843907/targeting-hmga2-in-retinoblastoma-cells-in-vitro-using-the-aptamer-strategy
#7
Venkatesan Nalini, Perinkulam Ravi Deepa, Rajeswari Raguraman, Vikas Khetan, Maddy Ashwin Reddy, Subramanian Krishnakumar
High-mobility group A2 (HMGA2) protein regulates retinoblastoma (RB) cancer cell proliferation. Here, a stable phosphorothioate-modified HMGA2 aptamer was used to block HMGA2 protein function in RB cells. HMGA2-aptamer internalisation in RB cells (Y79, Weri Rb1) and non-neoplastic human retinal cells (MIO-M1) were optimised. Aptamer induced dose-dependent cytotoxicity in RB cancer cells (0.25-1.5 µM). Increased expression of TGFβ, SMAD4, CDH1, BAX, CASP 3, PARP mRNA and decreased SNAI1, Bcl2 mRNA levels in aptamer-treated RB cells suggests the activation of TGFβ-SMAD4-mediated apoptotic pathway...
October 2016: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835588/expressions-of-mir-30c-and-let-7a-are-inversely-correlated-with-hmga2-expression-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-vulva
#8
Antonio Agostini, Marta Brunetti, Ben Davidson, Claes G Trope, Sverre Heim, Ioannis Panagopoulos, Francesca Micci
Malignant tumors of the vulva, most of them squamous cell carcinomas, account for only 5% of cancers of the female genital tract. Though little is known about the genetic features of these tumors, the Fragile Histidine Triad (FHIT) and High Mobility Group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) genes were found deregulated. We wanted to gain more knowledge about the expression of HMGA2-related miRNAs such as miR-30c and let-7a, and whether a correlation exists between the expression of FHIT and HMGA2, in this tumor type. An inverse correlation was found in-as-much as HMGA2 was highly expressed (mean fold change 8...
November 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830017/ccat1-promotes-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion
#9
Kun Zhuang, Qiang Wu, Senhe Jiang, Huijun Yuan, Shaomin Huang, Huijun Li
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are proved tobe deregulated in a number of cancers and play important roles in tumor biology. Colon cancer-associated transcript-1 (CCAT1) was initially found in colon cancer and promoted cancer cell development. However, the role of CCAT1 in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) is still unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that CCAT1 expression was upregulated in the LSCC tissues compared with the normal adjacent tissues. Moreover, CCAT1 expression was higher in LSCC tissues thanin adjacent normal tissues in 70% of patients...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821801/trim71-suppresses-tumorigenesis-via-modulation-of-lin28b-let-7-hmga2-signaling
#10
Jinlong Yin, Tae-Hoon Kim, Nayun Park, Daye Shin, Hae In Choi, Sungchan Cho, Jong Bae Park, Jong Heon Kim
TRIM71 (tripartite motif-containing 71) belongs to the TRIM-NHL protein family, which plays a conserved role in regulating early development and differentiation. However, the molecular functions of TRIM71 have remained largely unknown. Here, we explored the role of TRIM71 together with modulation of Lin28B-let-7-HMGA2 (high-mobility group AT-hook 2) signaling in tumorigenesis. TRIM71 overexpression opposed Lin28B-induced transformation in primary cells and inhibited tumor formation in a mouse model. Specific knockdown of TRIM71 expression increased cancer cell proliferation and invasion...
November 3, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821050/stringent-comparative-sequence-analysis-reveals-sox10-as-a-putative-inhibitor-of-glial-cell-differentiation
#11
Chetna Gopinath, William D Law, José F Rodríguez-Molina, Arjun B Prasad, Lingyun Song, Gregory E Crawford, James C Mullikin, John Svaren, Anthony Antonellis
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor SOX10 is essential for all stages of Schwann cell development including myelination. SOX10 cooperates with other transcription factors to activate the expression of key myelin genes in Schwann cells and is therefore a context-dependent, pro-myelination transcription factor. As such, the identification of genes regulated by SOX10 will provide insight into Schwann cell biology and related diseases. While genome-wide studies have successfully revealed SOX10 target genes, these efforts mainly focused on myelinating stages of Schwann cell development...
November 7, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809392/hmga2-is-associated-with-the-aggressiveness-of-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
#12
Haixia Zhang, Zhangui Tang, Chao Deng, Yan He, Fang Wu, Ousheng Liu, Chunhong Hu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effects of HMGA2 on proliferation, invasion and metastasis in tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC). METHODS: HMGA2-knockdown was performed in SCC15 cell lines and functional assay was applied to observe the effects on cell migration and invasion. Real time-PCR, western blotting and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were also used to measure the expression of HMGA2 and EMT markers. RESULTS: HMGA2 expression was decreased after lentivirus infection...
November 3, 2016: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793213/a-panel-of-four-genes-accurately-differentiates-benign-from-malignant-thyroid-nodules
#13
Qing-Xuan Wang, En-Dong Chen, Ye-Feng Cai, Quan Li, Yi-Xiang Jin, Wen-Xu Jin, Ying-Hao Wang, Zhou-Ci Zheng, Lu Xue, Ou-Chen Wang, Xiao-Hua Zhang
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are confronted with an increasing number of patients with thyroid nodules. Reliable preoperative diagnosis of thyroid nodules remains a challenge because of inconclusive cytological examination of fine-needle aspiration biopsies. Although molecular analysis of thyroid tissue has shown promise as a diagnostic tool in recent years, it has not been successfully applied in routine clinical use, particularly in Chinese patients. METHODS: Whole-transcriptome sequencing of 19 primary papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) samples and matched adjacent normal thyroid tissue (NT) samples were performed...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785886/population-genomics-fits-the-bill-genetics-of-adaptive-beak-variation-in-darwin-s-finches
#14
Nicholas I Mundy
Darwin's finches are an iconic case of adaptive radiation. The size and shape of their beaks are key adaptive traits related to trophic niche that vary among species and evolve rapidly when the food supply changes. Building on recent studies, a paper in this issue of Molecular Ecology (Chaves et al. ) investigates the genomic basis of beak size variation in sympatric populations of three species of ground finch (Geospiza) by performing a Genome-wide association study using RAD-seq data. The authors find that variation in a small number of markers can explain a substantial proportion of variation in beak size...
November 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775819/genomic-analysis-of-hepatoblastoma-identifies-distinct-molecular-and-prognostic-subgroups
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Pavel Sumazin, Yidong Chen, Lisa R Treviño, Stephen F Sarabia, Oliver A Hampton, Kayuri Patel, Toni-Ann Mistretta, Barry Zorman, Patrick Thompson, Andras Heczey, Sarah Comerford, David A Wheeler, Murali Chintagumpala, Rebecka Meyers, Dinesh Rakheja, Milton J Finegold, Gail Tomlinson, D Williams Parsons, Dolores López-Terrada
Despite being the most common liver cancer in children, hepatoblastoma (HB) is a rare neoplasm. Consequently, few pre-treatment tumors have been molecularly profiled and there are no validated prognostic or therapeutic biomarkers for HB patients. We report on the first large-scale effort to profile pre-treatment HBs at diagnosis. Our analysis of 88 clinically-annotated HBs revealed three risk-stratifying molecular subtypes that are characterized by differential activation of hepatic progenitor cell markers and metabolic pathways: high-risk tumors were characterized by up-regulated NFE2L2 activity, high LIN28B, HMGA2, SALL4 and AFP expression, and high coordinated expression of oncofetal proteins and stem cell markers; while low-risk tumors had low LIN28B and let-7 expression, and high HNF1A activity...
October 24, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773820/mir-107-suppresses-proliferation-of-hepatoma-cells-through-targeting-hmga2-mrna-3-utr
#16
Yuan Wang, Fuquan Chen, Man Zhao, Zhe Yang, Shuqin Zhang, Lihong Ye, Hongwei Gao, Xiaodong Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Aberrant expression of miR-107 is involved in the development of several human cancers. However, the role of miR-107 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not well documented. In the present study, we aim to explore the function of miR-107 in hepatocarcinogenesis. METHODS: Bioinformatics analysis was applied to predict the target genes of miR-107. Luciferase reporter gene assay was performed to verify the miR-107 binding sites in 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of high mobility group A2 (HMGA2) mRNA...
October 20, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769060/mir-185-akt-and-mir-29a-collagen-1a-pathways-are-activated-in-ipf-bal-cells
#17
Eliza Tsitoura, Athol U Wells, Kostantinos Karagiannis, Ismini Lasithiotaki, Eirini Vasarmidi, Eleni Bibaki, Chara Koutoulaki, Hiroe Sato, Demetrios A Spandidos, Nikolaos M Siafakas, George Sourvinos, Katerina M Antoniou
MicroRNA signatures of BAL cells and alveolar macrophages are currently lacking in IPF. Here we sought to investigate the expression of fibrosis-related microRNAs in the cellular component of the BAL in IPF. We thus focused on microRNAs previously associated with fibrosis (miR-29a, miR-29b, miR-29c, let-7d, and miR-21) and rapid IPF progression (miR-185, miR-210, miR-302c-3p miR-376c and miR-423-5p). Among the tested microRNAs miR-29a and miR-185 were found significantly downregulated in IPF while miR-302c-3p and miR-376c were not expressed by BAL cells...
October 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755958/sirna-dox-lodeded-chitosan-based-nanoparticles-development-characterization-and-in-vitro-evaluation-on-a549-lung-cancer-cell-line
#18
M Seifi-Najmi, M Hajivalili, R Safaralizadeh, S Sadreddini, S Esmaeili, R Razavi, M Ahmadi, H Mikaeili, B Baradaran, K Shams-Asenjan, M Yousefi
High-mobility group AT-hook2 (HMGA2), involved in epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) process, has a pivotal role in lung cancer metastasis. Lung cancer therapy with HMGA2 suppressing small interfering RNA (siRNA) has been introduced recently while doxorubicin (DOX) has been used as a frequent cancer chemotherapy agent. Both reagents have been faced with obstacles in clinic which make them ineffective. NanoParticles (NPs) provided a platform for efficient co delivery of the anticancer drugs. The aim of this study was production and in vitro characterization of different pharmacological groups (siRNA, DOX or siRNA-DOX) of carboxymethyl dextran thrimethyl chitosan nanoparticles (CMDTMChiNPs) on cytotoxicity, gene expression, apoptosis and migration of metastatic lung cancer cell line (A-549)...
September 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746113/dna-methylation-regulated-microrna-pathways-in-ovarian-serous-cystadenocarcinoma-a-meta-analysis
#19
David Agustriawan, Chien-Hung Huang, Jim Jinn-Chyuan Sheu, Shan-Chih Lee, Jeffrey J P Tsai, Nilubon Kurubanjerdjit, Ka-Lok Ng
Epigenetic regulation has been linked to the initiation and progression of cancer. Aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is one such mechanism that can activate or silence oncogenes (OCGs) and tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) in cells. A growing number of studies suggest that miRNA expression can be regulated by methylation modification, thus triggering cancer development. However, there is no comprehensive in silico study concerning miRNA regulation by direct DNA methylation in cancer. Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma (OSC) was therefore chosen as a tumor model for the present work...
October 1, 2016: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742669/the-stem-cell-factor-hmga2-is-expressed-in-non-hpv-associated-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-predicts-patient-survival-of-distinct-subsites
#20
Kathrin Günther, Ronja Foraita, Juliane Friemel, Frauke Günther, Jörn Bullerdiek, Rolf Nimzyk, Dominique Nadine Markowski, Thomas Behrens, Wolfgang Ahrens
BACKGROUND: The transcription factor high-mobility AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) is involved in stem cell renewal and is expressed in many tumor tissues. Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) comprise tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract and are characterized by high recurrence rates that represent a challenge to patient management. The study addresses the potential of HMGA2 as a molecular biomarker for HNSCC patient survival. METHODS: Patients with HNSCC of the larynx, pharynx, tonsils, or oral cavity were recruited in a hospital-based case-control study (n=202)...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
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