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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157048/the-drosha-rs10719-t-c-polymorphism-is-associated-with-preeclampsia-susceptibility
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Mahnaz Rezaei, Fatemeh Eskandari, Abbas Mohammadpour-Gharehbagh, Batool Teimoori, Minoo Yaghmaei, Mojgan Mokhtari, Saeedeh Salimi
PURPOSE: Drosha is a member of the micro RNA (miRNA) processing machinery that affects miRNA processing. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the Drosha gene might affect microRNA processing and the expression of various genes. The aim of this study is to investigate the association between SNPs in the Drosha gene and preeclampsia (PE) in the southeast of Iran. METHODS: Genotyping of Drosha rs10719 and rs6877842 was performed using blood samples from 219 PE women and 205 healthy control subjects by a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method...
November 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156009/discovering-cancer-vulnerabilities-using-high-throughput-micro-rna-screening
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Iva Nikolic, Benjamin Elsworth, Eoin Dodson, Sunny Z Wu, Cathryn M Gould, Pieter Mestdagh, Glenn M Marshall, Lisa G Horvath, Kaylene J Simpson, Alexander Swarbrick
Micro-RNAs (miRNAs) are potent regulators of gene expression and cellular phenotype. Each miRNA has the potential to target hundreds of transcripts within the cell thus controlling fundamental cellular processes such as survival and proliferation. Here, we exploit this important feature of miRNA networks to discover vulnerabilities in cancer phenotype, and map miRNA-target relationships across different cancer types. More specifically, we report the results of a functional genomics screen of 1280 miRNA mimics and inhibitors in eight cancer cell lines, and its presentation in a sophisticated interactive data portal...
November 16, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149987/inhibition-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-by-multi-targeting-micro-rna-against-long-terminal-region
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H-C Chung, V-G Nguyen, W-T Oh, T-M-L Huynh, H-J Moon, J-H Lee, H-K Kim, S-J Park, B-K Park
BACKGROUND: There might be much benefit in xenotransplantation, however, the risk of infections across species barriers remains, especially porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV). To date, many attempts have been made to knock down active PERVs by inhibitory RNA (RNAi) and micro RNA (miRNA), which target different genes of PERV. There are a few studies that have explored whether targeting promoter regions of PERV could exert an inhibition effect. METHODS: miRNAs were automatically selected based on an online program BLOCK-iT RNAi Designer...
November 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149041/the-hmga1-pseudogene-7-induces-mir-483-and-mir-675-upregulation-by-activating-egr1-through-a-cerna-mechanism
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Marco De Martino, Giuseppe Palma, Amalia Azzariti, Claudio Arra, Alfredo Fusco, Francesco Esposito
Several studies have established that pseudogene mRNAs can work as competing endogenous RNAs and, when deregulated, play a key role in the onset of human neoplasias. Recently, we have isolated two HMGA1 pseudogenes, HMGA1P6 and HMGA1P7. These pseudogenes have a critical role in cancer progression, acting as micro RNA (miRNA) sponges for HMGA1 and other cancer-related genes. HMGA1 pseudogenes were found overexpressed in several human carcinomas, and their expression levels positively correlate with an advanced cancer stage and a poor prognosis...
November 17, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147088/evaluation-and-characterization-of-milk-derived-microvescicle-isolated-from-bovine-colostrum
#5
Brighton E Maburutse, Mi-Ri Park, Sangnam Oh, Younghoon Kim
Extracellular microvesicles are membranous nano-sized cellular organelles secreted by a variety of cells under normal and pathological conditions and heterogeneous in size ranging from 30 nm to 1 μm. They carry functional microRNAs that can influence immunity and development. For a particular application of microvesicles, choice of isolation method is particularly important; however, their isolation methods from colostrum in particular have not been described clearly. In this work, differential ultracentrifugation as a conventional method, ultracentrifugation with some modification such as additional precipitations, ultrafiltration, sucrose gradient separation and ExoQuick™ as a commercial reagent were compared...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143794/berberine-activates-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-but-suppresses-cyp1a1-induction-through-mir-21-3p-stimulation-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Sheng-Nan Lo, Chun-Wei Wang, Yueh-Shieh Chen, Chiung-Chiao Huang, Tian-Shung Wu, Lih-Ann Li, I-Jung Lee, Yune-Fang Ueng
Berberine and the methylenedioxy ring-opening derivatives palmatine and jatrorrhizine are active ingredients in immunomodulatory plants, such as goldenseal. This study aimed to illustrate the effects of protoberberines on aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) activation and cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1 in the estrogen receptor (ER)α(+) MCF-7 breast cancer cells. Among protoberberines at non-cytotoxic concentrations (≤10 μM), berberine had the most potent and statistically significant effects on AhR activation and CYP1A1/1A2/1B1 mRNA induction...
October 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140126/new-insights-into-the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Dong-Bo Wu, Meng-Lan Wang, En-Qiang Chen, Hong Tang
In addition to being crucial for host immune defense, vitamin D is involved in cell proliferation, apoptosis, differentiation, inflammation, invasion and metastasis, angiogenesis and micro-RNA modulation. To date, clinical studies have demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency is common not only in patients with chronic liver diseases but also in those with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Experimental studies have also demonstrated that vitamin D and its receptors are related to the occurrence of HCC and the prognoses of patients with HCC...
November 15, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136461/enzyme-free-nucleic-acid-amplification-assay-using-a-cellphone-based-well-plate-fluorescence-reader
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Donghyuk Kim, Qingshan Wei, Dong Hyeok Kim, Derek Tseng, Jingzi Zhang, Eric Pan, Omai Brandt Garner, Aydogan Ozcan, Dino Di Carlo
Nucleic acids, DNA and RNA, provide important fingerprint information for various pathogens and have significant diag-nostic value; however, improved approaches are urgently needed to enable rapid detection of nucleic acids in simple point-of-care formats with high sensitivity and specificity. Here, we present a system that utilizes a series of toehold-triggered hy-bridization/displacement reactions that are designed to convert a given amount of RNA molecules (i.e., the analyte) into an amplified amount of signaling molecules without any washing steps or thermocycling...
November 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131249/study-on-the-expression-and-mechanism-of-plasma-microrna-21-in-patients-with-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
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M-B Xie, X-Q Sui, D Pei, Q Yao, Q Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression and mechanism of plasma microRNA-21 in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 56 cases of ICM patients were selected in our hospital from February 2010 to March 2016 as the observation group, and 60 cases of healthy patients were selected as control group. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression of microRNA-21 in two groups. Then, differences of the total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), high and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, LDL-C), left ventricular end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), N terminal B type brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and other clinical indicators of the two groups, were compared...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110768/cerebrospinal-fluid-biomarkers-of-malignancies-located-in-the-central-nervous-system
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Cassandra Verheul, Anne Kleijn, Martine L M Lamfers
CNS malignancies include primary tumors that originate within the CNS as well as secondary tumors that develop as a result of metastatic cancer. The delicate nature of the nervous systems makes tumors located in the CNS notoriously difficult to reach, which poses several problems during diagnosis and treatment. CSF can be acquired relatively easy through lumbar puncture and offers an important compartment for analysis of cells and molecules that carry information about the malignant process. Such techniques have opened up a new field of research focused on the identification of specific biomarkers for several types of CNS malignancies, which may help in diagnosis and monitoring of tumor progression or treatment response...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103027/inhibition-of-mir-155-a-therapeutic-target-for-breast-cancer-prevented-in-cancer-stem-cell-formation
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Jiangcheng Zuo, Yalan Yu, Man Zhu, Wei Jing, Mingxia Yu, Hongyan Chai, Chunzi Liang, Jiancheng Tu
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is a common cancer in women of worldwide. Cancer cells with stem-like properties played important roles in breast cancer, such as relapse, metastasis and treatment resistance. Micro-RNA-155 (miR-155) is a well-known oncogenic miRNA overexpressed in many human cancers. METHODS: The expression levels of miR-155 in 38 pairs of cancer tissues and adjacent normal tissues from breast cancer patients were detected using quantitative real-time PCR...
October 27, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100953/dietary-methionine-restriction-effects-on-glucose-tolerance-lipid-content-and-micro-rna-composition-in-the-muscle-of-rainbow-trout
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M N Latimer, B M Cleveland, P R Biga
Lean muscle mass plays an important role in overall health, as altered skeletal muscle metabolism can impact both the incidence and prevention of conditions related to metabolic health. Intriguingly, dietary methionine restriction (MR) has been shown to ameliorate this phenotype over time potentially through mechanisms related to changes in myogenic precursor cell (MPC) differentiation status. Recently the role of micro-RNAs (miRs) in regulating the expression of muscle specific transcription factors myoD and myogenin as well as signaling molecules involved in skeletal muscle differentiation has been reported in vitro...
October 31, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096066/epigenetics-of-mucus-hypersecretion-in-chronic-respiratory-diseases
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Tara V Saco, Mason T Breitzig, Richard F Lockey, Narasaiah Kolliputi
Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis (CF) are three chronic pulmonary diseases that affect an estimated 420 million individuals across the globe. A key factor contributing to each of these conditions is mucus hypersecretion. While management of these diseases is vastly studied, researchers have only begun to scratch the surface of the mechanisms contributing to mucus hypersecretion. Epigenetic regulation of mucus hypersecretion, other than micro RNA (miRNA) post-translational modification, is even more scarcely researched...
November 2, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084265/mirna-independent-hepacivirus-variants-suggest-a-strong-evolutionary-pressure-to-maintain-mir-122-dependence
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Yingpu Yu, Troels K H Scheel, Joseph M Luna, Hachung Chung, Eiko Nishiuchi, Margaret A Scull, Natalia Echeverría, Inna Ricardo-Lax, Amit Kapoor, Ian W Lipkin, Thomas J Divers, Douglas F Antczak, Bud C Tennant, Charles M Rice
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) requires the liver specific micro-RNA (miRNA), miR-122, to replicate. This was considered unique among RNA viruses until recent discoveries of HCV-related hepaciviruses prompting the question of a more general miR-122 dependence. Among hepaciviruses, the closest known HCV relative is the equine non-primate hepacivirus (NPHV). Here, we used Argonaute cross-linking immunoprecipitation (AGO-CLIP) to confirm AGO binding to the single predicted miR-122 site in the NPHV 5'UTR in vivo. To study miR-122 requirements in the absence of NPHV-permissive cell culture systems, we generated infectious NPHV/HCV chimeric viruses with the 5' end of NPHV replacing orthologous HCV sequences...
October 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081035/microrna-expression-in-laser-micro-dissected-breast-cancer-tissue-samples-a-pilot-study
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Edward Seclaman, Diana Narita, Andrei Anghel, Natalia Cireap, Razvan Ilina, Ioan Ovidiu Sirbu, Catalin Marian
Breast cancer continues to represent a significant public health burden despite outstanding research advances regarding the molecular mechanisms of cancer biology, biomarkers for diagnostics and prognostic and therapeutic management of this disease. The studies of micro RNAs in breast cancer have underlined their potential as biomarkers and therapeutic targets; however most of these studies are still done on largely heterogeneous whole breast tissue samples. In this pilot study we have investigated the expression of four micro RNAs (miR-21, 145, 155, 92) known to be involved in breast cancer, in homogenous cell populations collected by laser capture microdissection from breast tissue section slides...
October 28, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079808/hyperoxia-causes-mir-34a-mediated-injury-via-angiopoietin-1-in-neonatal-lungs
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Mansoor Syed, Pragnya Das, Aishwarya Pawar, Zubair H Aghai, Anu Kaskinen, Zhen W Zhuang, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Gloria Pryhuber, Sture Andersson, Vineet Bhandari
Hyperoxia-induced acute lung injury (HALI) is a key contributor to the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in neonates, for which no specific preventive or therapeutic agent is available. Here we show that lung micro-RNA (miR)-34a levels are significantly increased in lungs of neonatal mice exposed to hyperoxia. Deletion or inhibition of miR-34a improves the pulmonary phenotype and BPD-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in BPD mouse models, which, conversely, is worsened by miR-34a overexpression...
October 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077021/the-pattern-of-microrna-binding-site-distribution
#17
Fangyuan Zhang, Degeng Wang
Micro-RNA (miRNA or miR) regulates at least 60% of the genes in the human genome through their target sites at mRNA 3'-untranslated regions (UTR), and defects in miRNA expression regulation and target sites are frequently observed in cancers. We report here a systematic analysis of the distribution of miRNA target sites. Using the evolutionarily conserved miRNA binding sites in the TargetScan database (release 7.1), we constructed a miRNA co-regulation network by connecting genes sharing common miRNA target sites...
October 27, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075279/antiviral-roles-of-abscisic-acid-in-plants
#18
REVIEW
Mazen Alazem, Na-Sheng Lin
Abscisic acid (ABA) is a key hormone involved in tuning responses to several abiotic stresses and also has remarkable impacts on plant defense against various pathogens. The roles of ABA in plant defense against bacteria and fungi are multifaceted, inducing or reducing defense responses depending on its time of action. However, ABA induces different resistance mechanisms to viruses regardless of the induction time. Recent studies have linked ABA to the antiviral silencing pathway, which interferes with virus accumulation, and the micro RNA (miRNA) pathway through which ABA affects the maturation and stability of miRNAs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073933/role-of-tumor-suppressor-p53-and-micro-rna-interplay-in-multiple-myeloma-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
Jahangir Abdi, Nasrin Rastgoo, Lihong Li, Wenming Chen, Hong Chang
The molecular mechanisms underlying dysregulated wild type (wt) p53 in multiple myeloma (MM) have been subjects of intense investigation for years. Indeed, correlation of rarely occurring TP53 gene mutations or deletions with adverse clinical outcomes in MM patients is strongly established, while in majority of cases wtp53 seems to be non-functional or dysregulated bearing a high clinical impact. Interestingly, findings from recent investigations show that micro-RNAs (miRNAs) may contribute to suppression of wtp53 in MM, as they are now known to function as key regulatory elements in the p53 network...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066948/is-arc-mrna-unique-a-search-for-mrnas-that-localize-to-the-distal-dendrites-of-dentate-gyrus-granule-cells-following-neural-activity
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Christopher A de Solis, Anna A Morales, Matthew P Hosek, Alex C Partin, Jonathan E Ploski
There have been several attempts to identify which RNAs are localized to dendrites; however, no study has determined which RNAs localize to the dendrites following the induction of synaptic activity. We sought to identify all RNA transcripts that localize to the distal dendrites of dentate gyrus granule cells following unilateral high frequency stimulation of the perforant pathway (pp-HFS) using Sprague Dawley rats. We then utilized laser microdissection (LMD) to very accurately dissect out the distal 2/3rds of the molecular layer (ML), which contains these dendrites, without contamination from the granule cell layer, 2 and 4 h post pp-HFS...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
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