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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932990/regulation-of-connexins-expression-levels-by-micrornas-an-update
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Juan F Calderón, Mauricio A Retamal
Control of cell-cell coordination and communication is regulated by several factors, including paracrine and autocrine release of biomolecules, and direct exchange of soluble factors between cells through gap junction channels. Additionally, hemichannels also participate in cell-cell coordination through the release of signaling molecules, such as ATP and glutamate. A family of transmembrane proteins named connexins forms both gap junction channels and hemichannels. Because of their importance in cell and tissue coordination, connexins are controlled both by post-translational and post-transcriptional modifications...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923844/characterization-of-hundreds-of-regulatory-landscapes-in-developing-limbs-reveals-two-regimes-of-chromatin-folding
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Guillaume Andrey, Robert Schöpflin, Ivana Jerković, Verena Heinrich, Daniel Murad Ibrahim, Christina Paliou, Myriam Hochradel, Bernd Timmermann, Stefan Haas, Martin Vingron, Stefan Mundlos
Complex regulatory landscapes control the pleiotropic transcriptional activities of developmental genes. For most genes, the number, location and dynamic of their associated regulatory elements are unknown. In this work we characterized the three-dimensional chromatin micro-architecture and regulatory landscape of 446 limb-associated gene loci in mouse using Capture-C, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in forelimb, hindlimb at three developmental stages and midbrain. The fine mapping of chromatin interactions revealed a strong preference for functional genomic regions such as repressed or active domains...
December 6, 2016: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911087/%C3%AE-amyrin-attenuates-high-fructose-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome-in-rats
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Pankaj Prabhakar, K H Reeta, Subir Kumar Maulik, Amit Kumar Dinda, Yogendra Kumar Gupta
This study investigated the effect of α-amyrin (a pentacyclic triterpene) on high-fructose diet (HFD)-induced metabolic syndrome in rats. Male Wistar rats were randomly distributed into different groups. The control group was fed normal rat chow diet. The HFD group was fed HFD (60%; w/w) for 42 days. Pioglitazone (10 mg/kg, orally, once daily) was used as a standard drug. α-Amyrin was administered in 3 doses (50, 100, and 200 mg/kg, orally, once daily along with HFD). Plasma glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were estimated...
September 2, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903834/saliva-diagnostics-current-views-and-directions
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Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz, Carmen Martin Carreras-Presas, Katri Aro, Michael Tu, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, David Tw Wong
In this review, we provide an update on the current and future applications of saliva for diagnostic purposes. There are many advantages of using saliva as a biofluid. Its collection is fast, easy, inexpensive, and non-invasive. In addition, saliva, as a "mirror of the body," can reflect the physiological and pathological state of the body. Therefore, it serves as a diagnostic and monitoring tool in many fields of science such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacotherapy. Introduced in 2008, the term "Salivaomics" aimed to highlight the rapid development of knowledge about various "omics" constituents of saliva, including: proteome, transcriptome, micro-RNA, metabolome, and microbiome...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894276/small-proteins-in-cyanobacteria-provide-a-paradigm-for-the-functional-analysis-of-the-bacterial-micro-proteome
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Desiree Baumgartner, Matthias Kopf, Stephan Klähn, Claudia Steglich, Wolfgang R Hess
BACKGROUND: Despite their versatile functions in multimeric protein complexes, in the modification of enzymatic activities, intercellular communication or regulatory processes, proteins shorter than 80 amino acids (μ-proteins) are a systematically underestimated class of gene products in bacteria. Photosynthetic cyanobacteria provide a paradigm for small protein functions due to extensive work on the photosynthetic apparatus that led to the functional characterization of 19 small proteins of less than 50 amino acids...
November 28, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893988/endothelin-signaling-in-bone
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REVIEW
Jasmin Kristianto, Michael G Johnson, Rafia Afzal, Robert D Blank
The endothelin (ET) system includes 3 small peptide hormones and a pair of G protein-coupled receptors. All 3 ETs are secreted as biologically inert precursors that must be activated by proteolytic cleavage after secretion. This reaction can be catalyzed by a pair of specific, membrane-bound extracellular ET converting enzymes or by nonspecific tissue proteases. The ET1/EDNRA axis is essential in development, with knockout mice for either displaying a similar phenotype featuring multiple defects of the craniofacial skeleton and cardiac outflow tract...
November 11, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893850/a-convenient-in-vivo-model-using-small-interfering-rna-silencing-to-rapidly-assess-skeletal-gene-function
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Wen Zhang, Can Liu, Bao Hai, Guohong Du, Hong Wang, Huijie Leng, Yingsheng Xu, Chunli Song
It is difficult to study bone in vitro because it contains various cell types that engage in cross-talk. Bone biologically links various organs, and it has thus become increasingly evident that skeletal physiology must be studied in an integrative manner in an intact animal. We developed a model using local intraosseous small interfering RNA (siRNA) injection to rapidly assess the effects of a target gene on the local skeletal environment. In this model, 160-g male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated for 1-2 weeks...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890424/recent-scenario-of-microrna-as-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers-of-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Kamla Kant Shukla, Sanjeev Misra, Puneet Pareek, Vivek Mishra, Barkha Singhal, Praveen Sharma
Prostate cancer (CaP) is a leading cause of cancer death and displays a broad range of clinical behavior from relatively indolent to aggressive metastatic disease. Due to the alteration and incomplete characterization of the CaP genomic markers, the quest for novel cellular metabolic regulatory molecules like micro RNA (miRNA) as a biomarker could be considered for the prognosis and treatment of CaP in future. In this article, we review the existing literature pertaining to CaP. Study provides a comprehensive miRNA profile expressed in CaP...
November 24, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881660/the-norovirus-ns3-protein-is-a-dynamic-lipid-and-microtubule-associated-protein-involved-in-viral-rna-replication
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Ben Cotton, Jennifer L Hyde, Soroush T Sarvestani, Stanislav V Sosnovtsev, Kim Y Green, Peter A White, Jason M Mackenzie
: Norovirus (NoV) infections are a significant health burden to society yet the lack of reliable tissue culture systems has hampered the development of appropriate antiviral therapies. Here we show that the NoV NS3 protein, derived from murine NoV (MNV), is intimately associated with the MNV replication complex and the viral replication intermediate dsRNA. We have observed that when expressed individually MNV NS3 and NS3 encoded by human Norwalk virus (NV) induced the formation of distinct vesicle-like structures that did not co-localise with any particular protein markers to cellular organelles, but localised to cellular membranes, in particular those high in cholesterol content...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876829/integrated-microrna-and-messenger-rna-analysis-in-aortic-stenosis
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Sean Coffey, Michael J A Williams, L Vicky Phillips, Ivor F Galvin, Richard W Bunton, Gregory T Jones
Aortic valve stenosis (AS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with no effective medical therapies. Investigation into the underlying biology of AS in humans is limited by difficulties in obtaining healthy valvular tissue for use as a control group. However, micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) are stable in post-mortem tissue. We compared valve specimens from patients undergoing aortic valve replacement for AS to non-diseased cadaveric valves. We found 106 differentially expressed miRNAs (p < 0...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874850/a-microarray-whole-genome-gene-expression-dataset-in-a-rat-model-of-inflammatory-corneal-angiogenesis
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Anthony Mukwaya, Jessica M Lindvall, Maria Xeroudaki, Beatrice Peebo, Zaheer Ali, Anton Lennikov, Lasse Dahl Ejby Jensen, Neil Lagali
In angiogenesis with concurrent inflammation, many pathways are activated, some linked to VEGF and others largely VEGF-independent. Pathways involving inflammatory mediators, chemokines, and micro-RNAs may play important roles in maintaining a pro-angiogenic environment or mediating angiogenic regression. Here, we describe a gene expression dataset to facilitate exploration of pro-angiogenic, pro-inflammatory, and remodelling/normalization-associated genes during both an active capillary sprouting phase, and in the restoration of an avascular phenotype...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872309/phosphate-binding-pocket-in-dicer-2-paz-domain-for-high-fidelity-sirna-production
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Suresh K Kandasamy, Ryuya Fukunaga
The enzyme Dicer produces small silencing RNAs such as micro-RNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs). In Drosophila, Dicer-1 produces ∼22-24-nt miRNAs from pre-miRNAs, whereas Dicer-2 makes 21-nt siRNAs from long double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs). How Dicer-2 precisely makes 21-nt siRNAs with a remarkably high fidelity is unknown. Here we report that recognition of the 5'-monophosphate of a long dsRNA substrate by a phosphate-binding pocket in the Dicer-2 PAZ (Piwi, Argonaute, and Zwille/Pinhead) domain is crucial for the length fidelity, but not the efficiency, in 21-nt siRNA production...
December 6, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867769/comparative-analysis-of-the-complete-chloroplast-genome-sequences-in-psammophytic-haloxylon-species-amaranthaceae
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Wenpan Dong, Chao Xu, Delu Li, Xiaobai Jin, Ruili Li, Qi Lu, Zhili Suo
The Haloxylon genus belongs to the Amaranthaceae (formerly Chenopodiaceae) family. The small trees or shrubs in this genus are referred to as the King of psammophytic plants, and perform important functions in environmental protection, including wind control and sand fixation in deserts. To better understand these beneficial plants, we sequenced the chloroplast (cp) genomes of Haloxylon ammodendron (HA) and Haloxylon persicum (HP) and conducted comparative genomic analyses on these and two other representative Amaranthaceae species...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865352/plum-polyphenols-inhibit-colorectal-aberrant-crypt-foci-formation-in-rats-potential-role-of-the-mir-143-protein-kinase-b-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-axis
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Nivedita Banerjee, Hyemee Kim, Stephen T Talcott, Nancy D Turner, David H Byrne, Susanne U Mertens-Talcott
The nutritional prevention of aberrant crypt foci by polyphenols may be a crucial step to dietary cancer prevention. The objective of this study was to determine the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the anti-inflammatory and antitumorigenic properties of plum (Prunus salicina L.) polyphenols, including chlorogenic acid and neochlorogenic acid, in azoxymethane (AOM)-treated rats. The hypothesis was that plum polyphenolics suppress AOM-induced aberrant crypt foci formation through alterations in the protein kinase B (AKT)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway and relative micro-RNA expressions...
October 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856248/mir-33a-suppresses-proliferation-of-nsclc-cells-via-targeting-mettl3-mrna
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Minjun Du, Yanjiao Zhang, Yousheng Mao, Juwei Mou, Jun Zhao, Qi Xue, Dali Wang, Jinfeng Huang, Shugeng Gao, Yushun Gao
Methyltransferase like 3 (METTL3) was incipiently known as a methyltransferase which was responsible for N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A) methylation. METTL3 can promote the expression of several crucial oncoproteins and its high expression enhanced proliferation, survival, and invasion of human lung cancer cells. However, how METTL3 was regulated is seldom understood in non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). In the present study, miR-33a was suspicious to target to the 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of METTL3 mRNA via in silico prediction...
November 14, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845906/specific-micro-rna-expression-patterns-distinguish-the-basal-and-luminal-subtypes-of-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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Andrea E Ochoa, Woonyoung Choi, Xiaoping Su, Arlene Siefker-Radtke, Bogdan Czerniak, Colin Dinney, David J McConkey
The roles of non-coding RNAs in controlling clinical and biological heterogeneity in bladder cancer remain unclear. We used TCGA's published dataset (n = 405 tumors) as a discovery cohort and created a new validation cohort to define the miRNA expression patterns in the basal and luminal molecular subtypes of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). We identified 63 miRNAs by PAM, which optimally identified basal and luminal tumors. The targets of the top luminal miRNAs were activators of EMT (ZEB1, ZEB2) and basal subtype transcription (IL-6, EGFR, STAT3), whereas the targets of the top basal miRNAs were involved in adipogenesis pathways and luminal breast cancer (ERBB2, ERBB3)...
November 10, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834745/altered-expression-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-blood-after-ischemic-stroke-and-proximity-to-putative-stroke-risk-loci
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Cheryl Dykstra-Aiello, Glen C Jickling, Bradley P Ander, Natasha Shroff, Xinhua Zhan, DaZhi Liu, Heather Hull, Miles Orantia, Boryana S Stamova, Frank R Sharp
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although peripheral blood mRNA and micro-RNA change after ischemic stroke, any role for long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), which comprise most of the genome and have been implicated in various diseases, is unknown. Thus, we hypothesized that lncRNA expression also changes after stroke. METHODS: lncRNA expression was assessed in 266 whole-blood RNA samples drawn once per individual from patients with ischemic stroke and matched with vascular risk factor controls...
December 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834627/promotion-of-astrocytoma-cell-invasion-by-micro-rna-22-targeting-of-tissue-inhibitor-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2
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Yu-Ichiro Ohnishi, Koichi Iwatsuki, Masahiro Ishihara, Toshika Ohkawa, Manabu Kinoshita, Koei Shinzawa, Yasunori Fujimoto, Toshiki Yoshimine
OBJECTIVE Diffuse astrocytomas (DAs) have a high recurrence rate due to diffuse infiltration into the brain and spinal cord. Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate gene expression by binding to complementary sequences of target messenger RNA (mRNA). It has been reported that miRNA-22 (miR-22) is involved in the invasion of some cancer cell lines. The aim of this study was to identify the biological effects of miR-22 in regard to the invasion of human DAs. METHODS The authors evaluated whether the level of miR-22 is elevated in human spinal DAs by using miRNA chips...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833913/glycemic-control-with-ipragliflozin-a-novel-selective-sglt2-inhibitor-ameliorated-endothelial-dysfunction-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mouse
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Hotimah Masdan Salim, Daiju Fukuda, Shusuke Yagi, Takeshi Soeki, Michio Shimabukuro, Masataka Sata
BACKGROUND: Endothelial dysfunction caused by increased oxidative stress is a critical initiator of macro- and micro-vascular disease development in diabetic patients. Ipragliflozin, a selective sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, offers a novel approach for the treatment of diabetes by enhancing urinary glucose excretion. The aim of this study was to examine whether ipragliflozin attenuates endothelial dysfunction in diabetic mice. METHODS: Eight-week-old male C57BL/6 mice were treated with streptozotocin (150 mg/kg) by a single intraperitoneal injection to induce diabetes mellitus...
2016: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832275/genome-wide-scleral-micro-and-messenger-rna-regulation-during-myopia-development-in-the-mouse
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Ravikanth Metlapally, Han Na Park, Ranjay Chakraborty, Kevin K Wang, Christopher C Tan, Jacob G Light, Machelle T Pardue, Christine F Wildsoet
Purpose: MicroRNA (miRNAs) have been previously implicated in scleral remodeling in normal eye growth. They have the potential to be therapeutic targets for prevention/retardation of exaggerated eye growth in myopia by modulating scleral matrix remodeling. To explore this potential, genome-wide miRNA and messenger RNA (mRNA) scleral profiles in myopic and control eyes from mice were studied. Methods: C57BL/6J mice (n = 7; P28) reared under a 12L:12D cycle were form-deprived (FD) unilaterally for 2 weeks...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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