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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709971/epigenetic-mechanisms-underlying-the-toxic-effects-associated-with-arsenic-exposure-and-the-development-of-diabetes
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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...
July 11, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706912/diagnosis-and-prognosis-review-of-biomarkers-for-mesothelioma
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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/28699365/activating-the-chromatin-by-non-coding-rnas
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Nihay Laham-Karam, Pia Laitinen, Tiia A Turunen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala
SIGNIFICANCE: The extent and breadth of transcription has recently been uncovered and this has revealed an extensive array of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). The biological role and significance of these ncRNAs have been realised and to date it appears that ncRNA may have many important regulatory functions. ncRNAs are multifaceted and they induce a complexity of different types of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation including gene activation. Recent Advances: Association of ncRNAs with gene activation is an important finding...
July 12, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687015/micro-rna-155-plays-a-critical-role-in-the-initiation-of-food-allergen-related-inflammation-in-the-intestine
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Ri-Tian Lin, Jiang-Qi Liu, Hui-Ying Lu, Ya-Mei Chen, Li Guan, Zhi-Gang Liu, Zhan-Ju Liu, Ping-Chang Yang
The pathogenesis of food allergy (FA) is to be further investigated. Regulatory B cells (B10 cell) play a critical in the maintenance of the homeostasis in the intestine. Deregulation of B10 cell is associated with immune inflammation. Micro RNA (miR) 155 is involved in affecting immune cell function. This study tests a hypothesis that miR-155 affects the B10 cell function to facilitate the initiation of FA. In this study, BALB/c mice were sensitized to ovalbumin (OVA) to induce FA-like inflammation in the intestine...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685590/a-key-role-of-microrna-26a-in-the-scar-formation-after-glaucoma-filtration-surgery
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Wei-Hong Wang, Ai-Jun Deng, Sheng-Guang He
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blind worldwide. Post-operative scar formation of filtering tract was one of the main reasons for failure of glaucoma filtration surgery. In this study, we conducted several experiments to detect the expression of miR-26a in the scar tissue in filtering tract and then detect its potential biological effects as well as its target gene. In our present study, it was found that miR-26a was significantly down-regulated in filtering tract scar. Advanced study on the association between the miR-26a and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) micro RNA (mRNA) showed that miR-26a was inversely correlated with CTGF mRNA level...
July 7, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679133/characterization-of-micro-rna-profile-in-the-blood-of-patients-with-marfan-s-syndrome
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Masood Abu-Halima, Nicole Ludwig, Tanja Rädle-Hurst, Andreas Keller, Lars Motsch, Ina Marsollek, Mohammed Abd El Rahman, Hashim Abdul-Khaliq, Eckart Meese
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674337/methods-for-evaluating-the-stimuli-responsive-delivery-of-nucleic-acid-and-gene-medicines
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Shintaro Fumoto, Koyo Nishida
In this review, we have summarized evaluation methods for the analysis of external stimuli-mediated nucleic acid and gene delivery. Prior to reviewing these evaluation methods, we describe various delivery processes of nucleic acid and gene medicines (small interfering RNA (siRNA), micro RNA, mRNA, plasmid DNA, etc.), which include interaction with blood components, bio-distribution, disposition in the target tissue, cell entry, intracellular trafficking, nuclear localization, and dissociation from the carriers...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671103/effects-of-codonopsis-pilosula-water-extract-on-microrna-expression-profile-in-d-galactose-induced-senile-mice
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Jianguang Cai, Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, Limei Luo, Hui Tang
This paper aims to observe and analyze effects of Codonopsis pilosula water extract on micro RNA (miRNA) expression profile in liver tissue of senile mice. The 110 Konminmice were randomly divided into five groups, including D-galactose-induced senile model group, normal control group, and low, middle and high dose intervention groups. Continuous modeling lasted 40 days. General symptoms and changes of body mass of the model mice were monitored and observed. The levels of serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) of mice were compared, and miRNA of differential expression during aging of D-galactose-induction and high-dose Codonopsis pilosula intervention was analyzed...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650446/exosomes-from-plasmodium-infected-hosts-inhibit-tumor-angiogenesis-in-a-murine-lewis-lung-cancer-model
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Y Yang, Q Liu, J Lu, D Adah, S Yu, S Zhao, Y Yao, L Qin, L Qin, X Chen
Previous research to investigate the interaction between malaria infection and tumor progression has revealed that malaria infection can potentiate host immune response against tumor in tumor-bearing mice. Exosomes may play key roles in disseminating pathogenic host-derived molecules during infection because several studies have shown the involvement and roles of extracellular vesicles in cell-cell communication. However, the role of exosomes generated during Plasmodium infection in tumor growth, progression and angiogenesis has not been studied either in animals or in the clinics...
June 26, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642484/mir-100-5p-inhibition-induces-apoptosis-in-dormant-prostate-cancer-cells-and-prevents-the-emergence-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Noushin Nabavi, Nur Ridzwan Nur Saidy, Erik Venalainen, Anne Haegert, Abhijit Parolia, Hui Xue, Yuwei Wang, Rebecca Wu, Xin Dong, Colin Collins, Francesco Crea, Yuzhuo Wang
Carcinoma of the prostate is the most common cancer in men. Treatment of aggressive prostate cancer involves a regiment of radical prostectomy, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Despite significant improvements in the last decade, the treatment of prostate cancer remains unsatisfactory, because a significant fraction of prostate cancers develop resistance to multiple treatments and become incurable. This prompts an urgent need to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of therapy-induced resistance of prostate cancer either in the form of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) or transdifferentiated neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC)...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628915/mir-495-promotes-senescence-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-bmi-1
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Xiujun Li, Yuxian Song, Dan Liu, Jiaojiao Zhao, Jingjing Xu, Jing Ren, Yali Hu, Zhiqun Wang, Yayi Hou, Guangfeng Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in regulating angiogenesis and immune balance. Abnormal proliferation and function of MSCs were reported at maternal fetal interface in patients with pre-eclampsia (PE). Micro-RNA-495 was known to be upregulated in the MSCs derived from patients with PE. However, it is not clear whether the up-regulated miR-495 is related to the pathogenesis of PE. METHODS: We analyzed the expression of miR-495 in MSCs and umbilical cords derived from healthy pregnancies (NC) and PE, then we upregulated or downregulated the expression of miR-495 in MSCs derived from NC and tested the proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion, tube formation and senescence...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623160/basic-concepts-in-molecular-biology-related-to-genetics-and-epigenetics
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Dolores Corella, Jose M Ordovas
The observation that "one size does not fit all" for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, among other diseases, has driven the concept of precision medicine. The goal of precision medicine is to provide the best-targeted interventions tailored to an individual's genome. The human genome is composed of billions of sequence arrangements containing a code that controls how genes are expressed. This code depends on other nonstatic regulators that surround the DNA and constitute the epigenome...
June 13, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620300/novel-anti-fibrotic-therapies
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REVIEW
Benita L McVicker, Robert G Bennett
Fibrosis is a major player in cardiovascular disease, both as a contributor to the development of disease, as well as a post-injury response that drives progression. Despite the identification of many mechanisms responsible for cardiovascular fibrosis, to date no treatments have emerged that have effectively reduced the excess deposition of extracellular matrix associated with fibrotic conditions. Novel treatments have recently been identified that hold promise as potential therapeutic agents for cardiovascular diseases associated with fibrosis, as well as other fibrotic conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617420/mirna-mediated-post-transcriptional-silencing-of-transgenes-leads-to-increased-adeno-associated-viral-vector-yield-and-targeting-specificity
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C A Reid, S L Boye, W W Hauswirth, D M Lipinski
The production of high titer recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vector is essential for treatment of genetic diseases affecting the retina and choroid, where anatomical constraints may limit injectable volumes. Problematically, cytotoxicity arising from over-expression of the transgene during vector production frequently leads to a reduction in vector yield. Herein, we evaluate the use of micro-RNA (miRNA) mediated silencing to limit over-expression of cytotoxic transgenes during packaging as a method of increasing vector yield...
June 15, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600885/immunolocalization-of-tar-dna-binding-protein-of-43%C3%A2-kda-tdp-43-in-mouse-seminiferous-epithelium
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Hari Prasad Osuru, Patcharin Pramoonjago, Mayuresh M Abhyankar, Eric Swanson, LaToya Ann Roker, Helen Cathro, Prabhakara P Reddi
TAR DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa (TDP-43) is an evolutionarily conserved, ubiquitously expressed, multi-functional DNA/RNA-binding protein with roles in gene transcription, mRNA splicing, stability, transport, micro RNA biogenesis, and suppression of transposons. Aberrant expression of TDP-43 in testis and sperm was recently shown to be associated with male infertility, which highlights the need to understand better the expression of TDP-43 in the testis. We previously cloned TDP-43 from a mouse testis cDNA library, and showed that it functions as a transcriptional repressor and regulates the precise spatiotemporal expression of the Acrv1 gene, which encodes the acrosomal protein SP-10, during spermatogenesis...
June 10, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598082/-expression-of-micro-rna-218-in-cervical-cancer-and-its-effect-on-proliferation-apoptosis-and-invasion-of-hela-cells
#16
Yu-Rong Shi, Jian Liu, Wei He, Yin Yang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression and clinical significance of microRNA-218(miR-218)in human cervical cancer and the effects ofmiR-218 on proliferation, cell apoptosis and invasion of HeLa cells. METHODS: QRT-PCR was used to detect the expression ofmiR-218 in 23 cases of normal cervical tissues and 114 cases of cervical cancer, and the relationship between the expression and the clinicopathological features was analyzed; HeLa cells were devided into three groups: non transfection (control group), transfected with empty liposomes negative control goup (NC group), transfected with miR-218 mimic (miR-218M group)...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571562/advantages-and-limitations-of-current-biomarker-research-from-experimental-research-to-clinical-application
#17
Seung-Hyun Kim, Christel Weiß, Ursula Hoffmann, Martin Borggrefe
BACKGROUND: Biomarkers are indispensable tools for screening, diagnosis, and prognosis in cardiovascular diseases and their clinical application increases steadily. As cardiovascular diseases include various pathophysiological processes, no single biomarker, even natriuretic peptides, can be regarded as ideal fulfilling all necessary criteria for a comprehensive diagnostic or prognostic assessment revealing optimal clinical application. Hence, the multi-marker approaches using different biomarkers reflecting different pathophysiologies were highlighted recently...
May 31, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571552/micro-rna-profiling-as-a-predictor-of-clinical-outcomes-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#18
Tatyana Isayeva, Margaret Brandwein-Gensler, Maheshika Somarathna, Lakisha D Moore-Smith, Timmy Lee
Head and neck cancer is one of the leading malignancies worldwide. Due to the lack of symptoms in the early stage of the disease, about two thirds of patients present with locally advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Even with significantly improved survival rates over the past two decades due to advanced imaging and treatment modalities, locoregional recurrence rates in patients with advanced disease ranges from 16% to 35%. Alternative therapeutic targets are being developed to improve survival outcomes...
May 31, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570594/automated-high-throughput-nucleic-acid-purification-from-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-tissue-samples-for-next-generation-sequence-analysis
#19
Simon Haile, Pawan Pandoh, Helen McDonald, Richard D Corbett, Philip Tsao, Heather Kirk, Tina MacLeod, Martin Jones, Steve Bilobram, Denise Brooks, Duane Smailus, Christian Steidl, David W Scott, Miruna Bala, Martin Hirst, Diane Miller, Richard A Moore, Andrew J Mungall, Robin J Coope, Yussanne Ma, Yongjun Zhao, Rob A Holt, Steven J Jones, Marco A Marra
Curation and storage of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples are standard procedures in hospital pathology laboratories around the world. Many thousands of such samples exist and could be used for next generation sequencing analysis. Retrospective analyses of such samples are important for identifying molecular correlates of carcinogenesis, treatment history and disease outcomes. Two major hurdles in using FFPE material for sequencing are the damaged nature of the nucleic acids and the labor-intensive nature of nucleic acid purification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564620/survivin-in-autoimmune-diseases
#20
REVIEW
G Gravina, C Wasén, M J Garcia-Bonete, M Turkkila, M C Erlandsson, S Töyrä Silfverswärd, M Brisslert, R Pullerits, K M Andersson, G Katona, M I Bokarewa
Survivin is a protein functionally important for cell division, apoptosis, and possibly, for micro-RNA biogenesis. It is an established marker of malignant cell transformation. In non-malignant conditions, the unique properties of survivin make it indispensable for homeostasis of the immune system. Indeed, it is required for the innate and adaptive immune responses, controlling differentiation and maintenance of CD4(+) and CD8(+) memory T-cells, and in B cell maturation. Recently, survivin has emerged as an important player in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases...
May 28, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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