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Quan-Bo Zhang, Yu-Feng Qing, Cong-Cong Yin, Li Zhou, Xian-Shuang Liu, Qing-Sheng Mi, Jing-Guo Zhou
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) serve as important regulators of inflammatory and immune responses and are implicated in several immune disorders including gouty arthritis. The expression of miR-146a is upregulated in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with inter-critical gout when compared to normouricemic and hyperuricemic controls and those patients with acute gout flares. However, the role of miR-146a in the development of gout remains unknown. Here, we used miR-146a knockout (KO) mice to test miR-146a function in a monosodium urate (MSU)-induced gouty arthritis model...
March 15, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Tara L Croston, Angela R Lemons, Donald H Beezhold, Brett J Green
Fungal bioaerosols are ubiquitous in the environment and human exposure can result in a variety of health effects ranging from systemic, subcutaneous, and cutaneous infections to respiratory morbidity including allergy, asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Recent research has focused on the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) following fungal exposure and is overlooked, yet important, group of regulators capable of influencing fungal immune responses through a variety of cellular mechanisms. These small non-coding ribose nucleic acids function to regulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level and have been shown to participate in multiple disease pathways including cancer, heart disease, apoptosis, as well as immune responses to microbial hazards and occupational allergens...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Ning Gao, Lei Dong
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to investigate the functional role of microRNA (miR)-146 in sepsis, as well as the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Human vascular endothelial cell line EA. hy926 cells were treated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and/or transfected with miR-146 mimics, inhibitor, and their corresponding controls. Expression of miR-146 was then analyzed after treatment and/or transfection, as well as the expression of inflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-6, intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1, and E-selectin, and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) binding activity...
November 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
Yuyu Huang, Hongwu Wang, Yanhui Wang, Xiaohui Peng, Jing Li, Wenlong Gu, Ting He, Minjun Chen
AIM: MicroRNAs (miRs) are endogenous substances that act as important diagnostic and treatment targets in renal diseases. miR-146 plays an important role in the development of endotoxin tolerance through NF-κB pathway, but the underlying mechanism is not clearly understood. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular regulation and function of miR-146 and also the expression of miR-146 in an experimental model of renal ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI). METHODS: IRI was induced in mouse by bilateral IRI for 45 min followed by reperfusion...
January 2, 2018: Die Pharmazie
Lilian Grigorian-Shamagian, Soraya Fereydooni, Weixin Liu, Antonio Echavez, Eduardo Marbán
The heart is known for its resistance to cancer. Although different conjectures have been proposed to explain this phenomenon, none has been tested. We propose that the heart microenvironment may exert anti-cancer properties. So, our objective was to test the anti-oncogenic potential of cardiac-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs). For that EVs secreted by cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs, heart progenitor cells) were tested in vitro on fibrosarcoma HT1080. In vivo models comprised the xenograft HT1080 fibrosarcoma in athymic mice (n=35), and spontaneous acute lymphocyte leukemia in old rats (n=44)...
November 21, 2017: Oncotarget
Qiang Wang, Dagang Li, Yuquan Han, Xiaoqian Ding, Tao Xu, Bingjian Tang
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition affecting the lungs, in which pro-inflammatory cytokines are secreted. It has been shown that microRNA-146 (miR-146) is involved in the regulation of immune and inflammatory responses. The present study explored the protective effects of miR-146 overexpression on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated injury in A549 and H1975 cells. In this study, A549 and H1975 cells were transfected with miR-146 mimic or inhibitor, and then were subjected with LPS. Thereafter, cell viability, colony formation capacity, apoptosis, the release of proinflammatory factors, Sirt1 expression, and the expression of NF-κB and Notch pathway proteins were respectively assessed...
December 2017: Journal of Biosciences
Yun-Gyoo Lee, Inho Kim, Somi Oh, Dong-Yeop Shin, Youngil Koh, Keun-Wook Lee
Background/Aims: To evaluate and select microRNAs relevant to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) pathogenesis, we analyzed differential microRNA expression by quantitative small RNA next-generation sequencing using duplicate marrow samples from individual AML patients. Methods: For this study, we obtained paired marrow samples at two different time points (initial diagnosis and first complete remission status) in patients with AML. Bone marrow microRNAs were profiled by next-generation small RNA sequencing...
November 27, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Roberta Rizzo, Irene Soffritti, Maria D'Accolti, Daria Bortolotti, Dario Di Luca, Elisabetta Caselli
Natural killer (NK) cells have a critical role in controlling virus infections, and viruses have evolved several mechanisms to escape NK cell functions. In particular, Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is associated with diseases characterized by immune dysregulation and has been reported to infect NK cells. We recently found that HHV-6 in vitro infection of human thyroid follicular epithelial cells and T-lymphocytes modulates several miRNAs associated with alterations in immune response. Since miRNAs are key regulators of many immune pathways, including NK cell functions, we aimed to study the impact of HHV-6A and -6B in vitro infection on the intracellular mediators correlated to NK cell function...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Ioannis Papaconstantinou, Christina Kapizioni, Evangelia Legaki, Elena Xourgia, George Karamanolis, Antonios Gklavas, Maria Gazouli
AIM: To investigate the correlation between rs2910164, rs11 614913, rs113054794, and rs188519172 polymorphisms and response to anti-TNF treatment in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: One hundred seven patients with CD based on standard clinical, endoscopic, radiological, and pathological criteria were included in the study. They all received infliximab or adalimumab intravenously or subcutaneously at standard induction doses as per international guidelines...
November 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Xia Hao, Lingzi Xia, Ruoyi Qu, Xianglin Yang, Min Jiang, Baosen Zhou
The rapidly increasing of cancer risk nationwide and worldwide has threatened human health and caused the changes of disease and death spectrum. MicroRNA (MiRNA) as cancer biomarker on susceptibility has enjoyed a high level of concern. This article will discuss the association between miR-146 rs2910164 polymorphism and cancer susceptibility in 38 independent case-control studies from 34905 individuals. The 38 case-control studies which were searched from PubMed were used for conducting a meta-analysis. There were 14670 cases and 20235 controls...
November 10, 2017: Familial Cancer
Tianfang Hou, Jiping Liao, Cheng Zhang, Chao Sun, Xueying Li, Guangfa Wang
Airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is detrimental to human health, and frequently leads to a variety of lung diseases. Recently, IARC conclude that particulate matter is carcinogenic to humans (level one). However, the pulmonary toxicological mechanism induced by PM2.5 remains obscure. Our previous studies confirmed that PM2.5 hurt the human immune system by means of causing the imbalance of Th1/Th2 lymphocytes. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are post-transcriptional gene suppressors and potential mediators of environmental effects, which play an important role in the regulation of CD4(+)T lymphocyte differentiation...
November 3, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Makram Merimi, Nathalie Meuleman, Dominique Bron, Laurence Lagneaux, Mehdi Najar
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) display a special immunological profile that allows their potential use as immunotherapeutic cells. Nowadays, foreskin (FSK) represents a valuable reservoir of MSCs with International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) compliant criteria and relevant functional properties. However, their mode of action is poorly understood and needs to be more elucidated to optimize their therapeutic use. Because microRNAs (miRNAs) act as key regulators in a wide variety of biological processes, we decided to establish the micronome of FSK-MSCs, the influence of inflammation and the predicted target pathways...
October 24, 2017: Cell Biology International
Vijay Kumar Bodal, Shruti Sangwan, Manjit Singh Bal, Mohanvir Kaur, Sidarth Sharma, Bhavleen Kaur
Background: Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNA molecules. They can function as either oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) present in the pre-miRNA region could affect the processing of miRNA and thus alter mature miRNA expression. The studies done so far had shown conflicting results regarding association of two common polymorphisms i.e.hsa-miR-146 rs2910164 and hsa-miR-196a2 rs11614913 with breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: In the study, we examined the hsa-miR-146 rs2910164 and hsa-miR-196a2 rs11614913 SNP association with breast cancer patients in north Indian women...
September 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Yu Luo, Wei Xiong, Shaohong Dong, Feng Liu, Huadong Liu, Jianghua Li
The present study aimed to detect and verify gene expression profile differences for microRNA (miR)‑146a and its role in the proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs). Artificially synthesized miR‑146a mimics, miR‑146 inhibitor, scramble‑miRNA or PBS was transfected into cultured primary rat VSMCs in vitro. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction confirmed that the miR‑146a expression level was significantly decreased in VSMCs treated with miR‑146a inhibitor (P<0...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Catalin Vasilescu, Mihnea Dragomir, Mihai Tanase, Dana Giza, Raluca Purnichescu-Purtan, Meng Chen, Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, George A Calin
Biomarkers based on the molecular mechanism of sepsis are important for timely diagnosis and treatment. A large panel of small non-coding microRNAs was reported to modulate the immune response in sepsis but have not been tested in clinical practice. Large-scale identification of microRNA networks in sepsis might reveal a new biological mechanism that can be also targeted by gene therapy. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to perform a comparison of the miRNA network between septic patients and healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
Xiaodi Li, Yuhao Jin, Zekun Mu, Wei Chen, Songshan Jiang
MicroRNAs play a crucial role in gene expression regulation in various types of cancers. Previous studies show the expression level of miR‑146a‑5p is downregulated in epithelial ovarian cancer. Further investigations suggest this downregulation is responsible for apoptosis resistance in ovarian cancer cells. However, the mechanism of how miR‑146a‑5p promotes apoptosis remains unclear. In this study, the role of miR‑146a‑5p in cisplatin‑induced apoptosis of ovarian cancer cells was assessed by DAPI staining, MTT assays, and monitoring expression of XIAP, BCL2L2, BIRC2 and BIRC5 through a dual‑luciferase assay...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
Beatriz Garcia-Riart, Carlos I Lorda-Diez, Jessica C Marin-Llera, Juan A Garcia-Porrero, Juan M Hurle, Juan A Montero
Next-generation sequencing in combination with quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed a dynamic miRNA signature in the interdigital mesoderm of the chick embryonic hinlimb in the course of interdigit remodelling. During this period, 612 previously known chicken miRNAs (gga-miRNAs) and 401 non-identified sequences were expressed in the interdigital mesoderm. Thirty-six microRNAs, represented by more than 750 reads per million, displayed differential expression between stages HH29 (6 id) and HH32 (7...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
Yaying Sun, Yan Li, Hui Wang, Hongyun Li, Shaohua Liu, Jiwu Chen, Hao Ying
Growing evidence suggests the importance of microRNAs (miRNAs) in stress signaling pathways. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a potent cytokine that promotes the development of skeletal muscle fibrosis after acute contusion. However, how miRNAs are involved in TGF-β signaling and confer the robustness of TGF-β-induced fibrotic response remains to be fully elucidated. Here, we demonstrated that miR-146a-5p (miR-146) levels were reduced in a fibrotic mouse model after acute muscle contusion. It was also found that TGF-β treatment decreased the expression of miR-146 in vitro in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
July 1, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Naina Arora, Shweta Tripathi, Aloukick K Singh, Prosenjit Mondal, Amit Mishra, Amit Prasad
Helminthic infections fall under neglected tropical diseases, although they inflict severe morbidity to human and causes major economic burden on health care system in many developing countries. There is increased effort to understand their immunopathology in recent days due to their immuno-modulatory capabilities. Immune response is primarily controlled at the transcriptional level, however, microRNA-mediated RNA interference is emerging as important regulatory machinery that works at the translation level...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Yang Yu, Xue Li, Wei-Jiang Liu, Xiu-Hui Chen, Yuan-Lin Liu, Wei Zhang, Yi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of MicroRNA-146b-5p (miR-146b-5p) on the mouse bone essence derived MSC adipogenic differentiation. METHODS: MSC were isolated from bone essence of C57BL/6 mice. The expression level of miR-146b-5p in the process of adipogenic differentiation of MSC was detected by q-PCR; the role of miR-146b-5p mimics or inhibitors in the process of mouse bone essence derived MSC adipogenic differentiation was analyzed through oil red staining the expression of C/EBPα and PPARγ after cultured for 14 days was detected by q-PCR; the protein level of PPARγ after miR-146b-5p transfection was detected by Western blot...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
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