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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821766/protein-composition-analysis-of-polyhedra-matrix-of-bombyx-mori-nucleopolyhedrovirus-bmnpv-showed-powerful-capacity-of-polyhedra-to-encapsulate-foreign-proteins
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Zhong-Jian Guo, Meng-Han Yu, Xian-Yun Dong, Wei-Li Wang, Ting Tian, Xian-Yin Yu, Xu-Dong Tang
Polyhedra can encapsulate other proteins and have potential applications as protein stabilizers. The extremely stable polyhedra matrix may provide a platform for future engineered micro-crystal devices. However, the protein composition of the polyhedra matrix remains largely unknown. In this study, the occlusion-derived virus (ODV)-removed BmNPV polyhedra matrix fraction was subjected to SDS-PAGE and then an LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis using a Thermo Scientific Q Exactive mass spectrometer. In total, 28 host and 91 viral proteins were identified...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821223/maternal-nutrient-restriction-in-mid-to-late-gestation-influences-fetal-mrna-expression-in-muscle-tissues-in-beef-cattle
#2
Francois Paradis, Katie M Wood, Kendall C Swanson, Stephen P Miller, Brian W McBride, Carolyn Fitzsimmons
BACKGROUND: Manipulating maternal nutrition during specific periods of gestation can result in re-programming of fetal and post-natal development. In this experiment we investigated how a feed restriction of 85% compared with 140% of total metabolizable energy requirements, fed to cows during mid-to-late gestation, influences phenotypic development of fetuses and mRNA expression of growth (Insulin-Like Growth Factor family and Insulin Receptor (INSR)), myogenic (Myogenic Differentiation 1 (MYOD1), Myogenin (MYOG), Myocyte Enhancer Factor 2A (MEF2A), Serum Response Factor (SRF)) and adipogenic (Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARG)) genes in fetal longissimus dorsi (LD) and semitendinosus (ST) muscle...
August 18, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812922/a-circulating-micro-rna-signature-serves-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-indicator-in-sarcoidosis
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Christian Ascoli, Yue Huang, Cody Schott, Benjamin A Turturice, Ahmed Metwally, David L Perkins, Patricia W Finn
Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) act as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression. In sarcoidosis, aberrant miRNA expression may enhance immune responses mounted against an unknown antigenic agent. We tested whether a distinct miRNA signature functions as a diagnostic biomarker and explored its role as an immune modulator in sarcoidosis. Expression of miRNAs from peripheral blood mononuclear cells from subjects that met clinical and histopathologic criteria for sarcoidosis were compared to those from matched controls in the ACCESS study...
August 16, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811507/global-mapping-of-mirna-target-interactions-in-cattle-bos-taurus
#4
Troels K H Scheel, Michael J Moore, Joseph M Luna, Eiko Nishiuchi, John Fak, Robert B Darnell, Charles M Rice
With roles in development, cell proliferation and disease, micro-RNA (miRNA) biology is of great importance and a potential therapeutic target. Here we used cross-linking immunoprecipitation (CLIP) and ligation of miRNA-target chimeras on the Argonaute (AGO) protein to globally map miRNA interactions in the cow. The interactome is the deepest reported to date. miRNA targeting principles are consistent with observations in other species, but with expanded pairing rules. Experimental mapping robustly predicted functional miR-17 regulatory sites...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807541/urinary-rna-based-biomarkers-for-prostate-cancer-detection
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Filippo Martignano, Lorena Rossi, Antonio Maugeri, Valentina Gallà, Vincenza Conteduca, Ugo De Giorgi, Valentina Casadio, Giuseppe Schepisi
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the commonest malignancy in the male population worldwide. Serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is the most important biomarker for the detection, follow-up and therapeutic monitoring of PCa. Defects in PSA specificity have elicited research for new biomarkers to improve early diagnosis and avoid false-positive results. This review evaluates urinary RNA-based biomarkers. Urine is a versatile body fluid for non-invasive biomarker detection in case of urological malignancies. The importance of RNA-based biomarkers has been demonstrated by the current use of PCA3, a long non coding RNA biomarker already approved by the Food and Drugs Administration...
August 11, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803886/a-method-for-extracting-and-characterizing-rna-from-urine-for-downstream-pcr-and-rnaseq-analysis
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Kun Zhou, Monique A Spillman, Kian Behbakht, Julia M Komatsu, Juan E Abrahante, Douglas Hicks, Brent Schotl, Evan Odean, Kenneth L Jones, Michael W Graner, Lynne T Bemis
Readily accessible samples such as urine or blood are seemingly ideal for differentiating and stratifying patients; however, it has proven a daunting task to identify reliable biomarkers in such samples. Noncoding RNA holds great promise as a source of biomarkers distinguishing physiologic wellbeing or illness. Current methods to isolate and characterize RNA molecules in urine are limited. In this proof of concept study, we present a method to extract and identify small noncoding RNAs in urine. Initially, quantitative reverse transcription PCR was applied to confirm the presence of microRNAs in total RNA extracted from urine...
August 10, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794406/the-non-coding-rna-landscape-of-human-hematopoiesis-and-leukemia
#7
Adrian Schwarzer, Stephan Emmrich, Franziska Schmidt, Dominik Beck, Michelle Ng, Christina Reimer, Felix Ferdinand Adams, Sarah Grasedieck, Damian Witte, Sebastian Käbler, Jason W H Wong, Anushi Shah, Yizhou Huang, Razan Jammal, Aliaksandra Maroz, Mojca Jongen-Lavrencic, Axel Schambach, Florian Kuchenbauer, John E Pimanda, Dirk Reinhardt, Dirk Heckl, Jan-Henning Klusmann
Non-coding RNAs have emerged as crucial regulators of gene expression and cell fate decisions. However, their expression patterns and regulatory functions during normal and malignant human hematopoiesis are incompletely understood. Here we present a comprehensive resource defining the non-coding RNA landscape of the human hematopoietic system. Based on highly specific non-coding RNA expression portraits per blood cell population, we identify unique fingerprint non-coding RNAs-such as LINC00173 in granulocytes-and assign these to critical regulatory circuits involved in blood homeostasis...
August 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789862/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-putative-lncrnas-in-the-diamondback-moth-plutella-xylostella-l
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Yue Wang, Tingting Xu, Weiyi He, Xiujing Shen, Qian Zhao, Jianlin Bai, Minsheng You
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are of particular interest because of their contributions to many biological processes. Here, we present the genome-wide identification and characterization of putative lncRNAs in a global insect pest, Plutella xylostella. A total of 8096 lncRNAs were identified and classified into three groups. The average length of exons in lncRNAs was longer than that in coding genes and the GC content was lower than that in mRNAs. Most lncRNAs were flanked by canonical splice sites, similar to mRNAs...
August 5, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782933/new-insights-into-antibiofilm-effect-of-a-nanosized-zno-coating-against-the-pathogenic-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Marta M Alves, Ons Bouchami, Ana Tavares, Laura Córdoba, Catarina F Santos, Maria Miragaia, Maria de Fátima Montemor
ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) are arising as promising novel antibiotics toward device-related infections. The surface functionalization of Zn, a novel resorbable biomaterial, with ZnO NPs could present an effective solution to overcome such a threat. In this sense, the antibacterial and antibiofilm activity of nano- and microsized ZnO coatings was studied against clinically relevant bacteria, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The bacterial viability of planktonic and biofilm cells together with the corresponding biofilm structures revealed that only the nanosized ZnO coating had an antibiofilm effect...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781815/preliminary-data-on-microrna-expression-profiles-in-a-group-of-south-african-patients-diagnosed-with-chronic-myeloid-leukaemia
#10
Andrea Prinsloo, Roger Pool, Chantal Van Niekerk
Micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) are small functional non-coding RNAs that downregulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Abnormal expression of specific miRNAs has been recorded in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, other non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphomas, lung cancer and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). The aim of this study was to compare miRNA expression profiles among patients with newly diagnosed CML, those on established therapy with imatinib mesylate, and healthy individuals. The expression of 88 miRNAs was evaluated in a total of nine samples divided into three groups: Group 1 comprised three samples collected from newly diagnosed CML patients; group 2 consisted of three samples collected from patients on therapy; the remaining three samples were collected from healthy volunteers (control group)...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765949/identification-of-mirna-mrna-crosstalk-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yonghua Fei, Ping Guo, Fuling Wang, Hu Li, Yanhua Lei, Wei Li, Xuehong Xun, Fengxiang Lu
The aim of the present study was to elaborate the underlying pathogenesis of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). Micro (mi) RNA and messenger (m) RNA expression profiling of patients with LSCC were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. Differentially expressed miRNAs (DEMIs) and differentially expressed mRNAs (DEMs) were identified in LSCC compared to normal control tissues. The DEMs targeted by DEMIs were identified and the negative correlation between DEMs and DEMIs was subjected to visualization...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760845/micro-rna-98-interferes-with-thrombospondin-1-expression-in-peripheral-b-cells-of-patients-with-asthma
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Liming Chen, Jianfeng Xu, Xiaoxia Chu, Chenghua Ju
Thrombospondin 1 (TSP1)-producing B cells are an important immune regulatory cell fraction in the body, which are compromised in a number of immune diseases. Micro RNAs (miR) are involved in the immune regulation. This study aims to elucidate the mechanism by which miR-98 interferes with the expression of TSP1 in B cells of the peripheral blood system. In this study, peripheral blood samples were collected from patients with allergic asthma. The B cells were isolated from the blood samples to be analyzed for the expression of miR-98 and TSP1...
July 31, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747170/spatial-prediction-and-validation-of-zoonotic-hazard-through-micro-habitat-properties-where-does-puumala-hantavirus-hole-up
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Hussein Khalil, Gert Olsson, Magnus Magnusson, Magnus Evander, Birger Hörnfeldt, Frauke Ecke
BACKGROUND: To predict the risk of infectious diseases originating in wildlife, it is important to identify habitats that allow the co-occurrence of pathogens and their hosts. Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) is a directly-transmitted RNA virus that causes hemorrhagic fever in humans, and is carried and transmitted by the bank vole (Myodes glareolus). In northern Sweden, bank voles undergo 3-4 year population cycles, during which their spatial distribution varies greatly. METHODS: We used boosted regression trees; a technique inspired by machine learning, on a 10 - year time-series (fall 2003-2013) to develop a spatial predictive model assessing seasonal PUUV hazard using micro-habitat variables in a landscape heavily modified by forestry...
July 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727746/atorvastatin-reduces-%C3%AE-adrenergic-dysfunction-in-rats-with-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Aude Carillion, Sarah Feldman, Na Na, Matthieu Biais, Wassila Carpentier, Aurélie Birenbaum, Nicolas Cagnard, Xavier Loyer, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot, Stéphane Hatem, Bruno Riou, Julien Amour
BACKGROUND: In the diabetic heart the β-adrenergic response is altered partly by down-regulation of the β1-adrenoceptor, reducing its positive inotropic effect and up-regulation of the β3-adrenoceptor, increasing its negative inotropic effect. Statins have clinical benefits on morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients which are attributed to their "pleiotropic" effects. The objective of our study was to investigate the role of statin treatment on β-adrenergic dysfunction in diabetic rat cardiomyocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719978/optimizing-rna-extraction-of-renal-papilla-biopsy-tissue-in-kidney-stone-formers-a-new-methodology-for-genomic-study
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Kazumi Taguchi, Manint Usawachintachit, Shuzo Hamamoto, Rei Unno, David T Tzou, Benjamin Sherer, Yongmei Wang, Atsushi Okada, Marshall Stoller, Takahiro Yasui, Thomas Chi
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic tools have provided versatile examination and treatment for kidney stone procedures. Despite endourologists researching urinary stone disease using endoscopes to collect tissue, this tissue collection method is limited. Endoscopically removed tissues are small in size, restricting the types of genome-based examination possible. We investigated a new method of renal papilla biopsy and RNA extraction to establish a genomic research methodology for kidney stone disease...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709971/epigenetic-mechanisms-underlying-the-toxic-effects-associated-with-arsenic-exposure-and-the-development-of-diabetes
#16
REVIEW
Fazlullah Khan, Saeideh Momtaz, Kamal Niaz, Fatima Ismail Hassan, Mohammad Abdollahi
BACKGROUND: Exposure to inorganic arsenic (iAs) is a major threat to the human health worldwide. The consumption of arsenic in drinking water and other food products is associated with the risk of development of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The available experimental evidence indicates that epigenetic alterations may play an important role in the development of diseases that are linked with exposure to environmental toxicants. iAs seems to be associated with the epigenetic modifications such as alterations in DNA methylation, histone modifications, and micro RNA (miRNA) abundance...
September 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706912/diagnosis-and-prognosis-review-of-biomarkers-for-mesothelioma
#17
REVIEW
Huan H Sun, Allen Vaynblat, Harvey I Pass
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive disease arising in pleural cell lining and is associated with asbestos exposure. Today, there is a rising incidence of MPM reaching 3,000 annual cases nationally, primarily from the large population occupationally exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1980. With a prolonged latency period, presenting clinically 10 to 40 years after exposure, MPM is often diagnosed in late stages and presents median survival time of less than 12 months. There is a serious need for improvement in prognostic and diagnostic tools for MPM...
June 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703277/mirnas-and-ovarian-cancer-an-overview
#18
REVIEW
Bornali Deb, Arif Uddin, Supriyo Chakraborty
Ovarian cancer (OC) is the sixth most common cancer in women globally. However, even with the advances in detection andtherapeutics it still represents the most dangerous gynecologic malignancy in women of the industrialized countries. The discovery of micro- RNAs (miRNA), a small noncoding RNA molecule targeting multiple mRNAs and regulation of gene expression by triggering translation repression and/or RNA degradation, has revealed the existence of a new array for regulation of genes involved in cancer. This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the role of miRNAs expression in OC...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699365/activating-the-chromatin-by-noncoding-rnas
#19
Nihay Laham-Karam, Pia Laitinen, Tiia A Turunen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
SIGNIFICANCE: The extent and breadth of transcription have recently been uncovered and this has revealed an extensive array of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs). The biological role and significance of these ncRNAs have been realized and to date it appears that ncRNAs may have many important regulatory functions. ncRNAs are multifaceted and they induce a complexity of different types of transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation, including gene activation. Recent Advances: Association of ncRNAs with gene activation is an important finding...
August 10, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696914/micro-brushing-based-technique-to-gain-fresh-urothelial-cells-for-gene-expression-analysis
#20
Christoph Kuhn, Marie-Louise Lehmann, Alexander Kress, Michael C Truß, Matthias Hermes, Meinolf Blaszkewicz, Jan G Hengstler, Klaus Golka
The gold standard of saving fresh tissue in liquid nitrogen has some serious disadvantages in that this process is not available in daily medical routine practices even in many tumor centers. Our approach of a new minimally invasive technique is obtaining urothelial cells via micro-brushing the urinary bladder on the occasion of urological routine methods such as transurethral resection (TUR). Urothelial cells were obtained from 25 patients via two different micro-brushes from tumor tissue and from macroscopically healthy tissue during TUR...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
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