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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926989/targeting-gm-csf-in-epithelial-and-vascular-remodeling-in-experimental-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Eóin N McNamee, Kathryn A Biette, Juliet Hammer, Rachel Harris, Heather Miyazawa, James J Lee, Glenn T Furuta, Joanne C Masterson
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic antigen-mediated clinicopathologic disease of the esophagus characterized by an eosinophil-predominant inflammatory infiltrate. A clinical hallmark is extensive tissue remodeling including basal zone hyperplasia, fibrosis and angiogenesis. However, the cellular mechanisms responsible for these processes are not fully defined. We hypothesized that targeting GM-CSF (an agonist cytokine linked with eosinophil survival and activation) would be protective in a pre-clinical model of EoE...
December 7, 2016: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926877/ptbp1-and-ptbp2-serve-both-specific-and-redundant-functions-in-neuronal-pre-mrna-splicing
#2
John K Vuong, Chia-Ho Lin, Min Zhang, Liang Chen, Douglas L Black, Sika Zheng
Families of alternative splicing regulators often contain multiple paralogs presumed to fulfill different functions. Polypyrimidine tract binding proteins PTBP1 and PTBP2 reprogram developmental pre-mRNA splicing in neurons, but how their regulatory networks differ is not understood. To compare their targeting, we generated a knockin allele that conditionally expresses PTBP1. Bred to a Ptbp2 knockout, the transgene allowed us to compare the developmental and molecular phenotypes of mice expressing only PTBP1, only PTBP2, or neither protein in the brain...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926596/donor-genotype-and-intragraft-expression-of-cyp3a5-reflect-the-response-to-steroid-treatment-during-acute-renal-allograft-rejection
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N V Rekers, T M Flaig, M J K Mallat, M J Spruyt-Gerritse, M Zandbergen, J D H Anholts, I M Bajema, M C Clahsen-van Groningen, J Yang, J W de Fijter, F H J Claas, S Brakemeier, N Lachmann, R Kreutz, E de Heer, K Budde, J Bolbrinker, M Eikmans
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticoid-refractory acute rejection is a risk factor for inferior renal allograft outcome. We investigated genetic predisposition to the response to steroid treatment of acute allograft rejection. METHODS: Single nucleotide polymorphisms of genes involved in glucocorticoid signaling (GR, GLCCI1) and drug metabolism and transport (CYP3A5, ABCB1, and PXR) were analyzed in kidney transplant recipients (1995-2005, Leiden cohort, n=153) treated with methylprednisolone...
December 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926518/higher-programmed-cell-death-1-ligand-1-pd-l1-mrna-level-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinomas-is-associated-with-a-favorable-outcome-due-to-the-active-immune-responses-in-tumor-tissues
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Xiang-Hui Ning, Yan-Qing Gong, Shi-Ming He, Teng Li, Jiang-Yi Wang, Shuang-He Peng, Jin-Chao Chen, Jia-Yuan Liu, Nie-Nie Qi, Ying-Lu Guo, Kan Gong
Renal cell carcinoma is one of the most common urological tumors. The role of programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) in renal cell carcinomas in predicting outcome of the patients is yet unclear. We analyzed the clinical and RNA-seq data of 522 kidney clear cell cancer, 259 kidney papillary cell carcinoma and 66 kidney chromophobe patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. In kidney clear cell cancer patients with high PD-L1 mRNA level and low PD-L1 mRNA level in tumors, the median overall survival periods were 45...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926510/genetic-and-epigenetic-characterization-of-the-brca1-gene-in-brazilian-women-at-risk-for-hereditary-breast-cancer
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Paula Silva Felicio, Matias Eliseo Melendez, Lidia Maria Rebolho Batista Arantes, Ligia Maria Kerr, Dirce Maria Carraro, Rebeca Silveira Grasel, Natalia Campacci, Cristovam Scapulatempo-Neto, Gabriela Carvalho Fernandes, Ana Carolina de Carvalho, Edenir Inêz Palmero
This study aimed to characterize women at-risk for hereditary BC regarding their clinical and molecular characteristics (mutation and methylation in the BRCA1 gene) and correlate the gene expression levels with histopathological, clinical and family history information. BRCA1 real time qPCR was performed to evaluate methylation status and gene expression. The study included 88 women grouped according to the BRCA1 mutational status: 23 BRCA1 mutated, 22 with a Variant of Unknown Significance (VUS) in BRCA1 and 43 BRCA1 WT...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926479/decline-in-arylsulfatase-b-leads-to-increased-invasiveness-of-melanoma-cells
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Sumit Bhattacharyya, Leo Feferman, Kaoru Terai, Arkadiusz Z Dudek, Joanne K Tobacman
Arylsulfatase B (ARSB; N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase) is reduced in several malignancies, but levels in melanoma have not been investigated previously. Experiments were performed in melanoma cell lines to determine ARSB activity and impact on melanoma invasiveness. ARSB activity was reduced ~50% in melanoma cells compared to normal melanocytes. Silencing ARSB significantly increased the mRNA expression of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan(CSPG)4 and pro-matrix metalloproteinase(MMP)-2, known mediators of melanoma progression...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925309/bovine-ovarian-stem-cells-differentiate-into-germ-cells-and-oocyte-like-structures-after-culture-in-vitro
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G B de Souza, Jjn Costa, E V da Cunha, Jrs Passos, R P Ribeiro, Mva Saraiva, R van den Hurk, Jrv Silva
Stem cells have been isolated from ovaries, and their ability to differentiate into oocytes in vitro has been demonstrated for mice and human, but not for bovine species. The aims of this study were to isolate germline stem cells from bovine ovaries and to evaluate the effects of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) 2 and 4, and follicular fluid on the differentiation of these stem cells into oocyte-like structures. The ovarian stem cells were isolated and cultured in α-MEM(+) supplemented with BMP2, BMP4 or follicular fluid...
December 7, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925230/role-of-abc-transporters-in-trans-epithelial-transport-of-vitamin-k-antagonists
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Bernadette Espana, Solange Couturier, Caroline Prouillac
Vitamin K antagonists remain (VKAs) the oral anticoagulant of choice of venous thromboembolic disease. These drugs are characterized by a large inter-individual variability requiring frequent dose tailoring. Genetic polymorphisms for cytochrome CYP2C9 and VKORC1 explain some of the variability, especially in warfarin and acenocoumarol responses. The aim of this study is to assess on cell models the role of ABC transporters in the intestinal transfer of the main coumarin derivatives (warfarin, acenocoumarol) and indanedione derivatives (phenindione, fluindione)...
December 7, 2016: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925216/light-regulation-of-alternative-pre-mrna-splicing-in-plants
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Hangxiao Zhang, Chentao Lin, Lianfeng Gu
Alternative splicing (AS) is a major post-transcriptional mechanism to enhance the diversity of proteome in response to environmental signals. Among the numerous external signals perceived by plants, light is the most crucial one. Plants utilize complex photoreceptor signaling networks to sense different light conditions and adjust their growth and development accordingly. Although light-mediated gene expression has been widely investigated, little is known regarding the mechanism of light affecting AS to modulate mRNA at the post-transcriptional level...
December 7, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925205/generation-of-insulin-producing-cells-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-a-stepwise-differentiation-protocol-optimized-with-platelet-rich-plasma
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Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Yousef Mortazavi, Masoud Soleimani, Samad Nadri, Alireza Biglari, Reyhaneh Nassiri Mansour
Studies on patient-specific human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) as well as a series of autologous growth factors presumably will reveal their many benefits for cell base replacement therapy in type 1 diabetes mellitus (TIDM) patients in the future. For this purpose, we established a multistep protocol by adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that induce the hiPSCs into insulin-producing cells (IPCs). We present here a differentiation protocol consisting of five stages in two groups including protocol with PRP and without PRP...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925202/calprotectin-induces-il-6-and-mcp-1-production-via-toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts
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Yasufumi Nishikawa, Yukari Kajiura, Jung Hwan Lew, Jun-Ichi Kido, Toshihiko Nagata, Koji Naruishi
Calprotectin, a heterodimer of S100A8 and S100A9 molecules, is associated with inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease. We have reported that calprotectin levels in gingival crevicular fluids of periodontitis patients are significantly higher than in healthy subjects. However, the functions of calprotectin in pathophysiology of periodontitis are still unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of calprotectin on the productivity of inflammatory cytokines in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs)...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924632/low-level-expression-of-sod1-in-peripheral-blood-samples-of-patients-diagnosed-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
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Licelly Canizales, Laura Rodriguez, Carlos Rivera, Alexander Martinez, Fabián Mendez, Andres Castillo
AIM: Glaucoma is a multifactorial disease of retinal ganglion cells, with low prognosis. For that reason, the identification of biomarkers in peripheral blood samples for diagnostics and treatment of the disease is needed. To establish mRNA expression level of several oxidative stress biomarkers reported in aqueous humor of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). MATERIALS & METHODS: The mRNA expression levels of eight genes from 15 patients diagnosed with POAG and 11 control subjects were analyzed using an RT(2) Custom Profiler PCR Array...
December 7, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924522/expression-of-%C3%AE-catenin-protein-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-its-relationship-with-alpha-fetoprotein
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Ya-Jun Ren, Tao Huang, Hong-Lu Yu, Li Zhang, Qian-Jin He, Zhi-Fan Xiong, Hua Peng
This study aimed to investigate the expression of β-catenin in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues and its relationship with α-fetoprotein (AFP) in HCC. Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the expression of β-catenin in normal liver tissues (n=10), liver cirrhosis tissues (n=20), and primary HCC tissues (n=60). The relationship between β-catenin expression and clinical parameters of HCC was investigated. Real-time PCR and Western blotting were used to detect the mRNA and protein expression levels of β-catenin in the liver cancer cell line SMMC-7721 transfected with a plasmid encoding AFP, and also the mRNA and protein expression levels of β-catenin were measured in the liver cancer cell line Huh7 before and after the transfection with AFP shRNA plasmids...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924512/computational-analysis-reveals-microrna-mrna-regulatory-network-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
Jie Zhao, Bi-Cheng Zhang, Li-Fang Yu, Wei-Xing Wang, Yong Zhao, Zhi-Guo Rao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are known to regulate post-transcriptional gene expression. They are involved in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. The aim of this study was to explore the microRNA-mRNA regulatory network in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) using comprehensive computational approaches. In this study we have selected a total of 11 miRNAs from one previously reported study in ESCC. The mRNA targets of these miRNAs were predicted using various algorithms. The expression profiles of these mRNA targets were identified on DNA microarray experiment dataset across ESCC tissue samples...
December 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924484/peptide-based-inhibition-of-mirna-guided-gene-silencing
#15
Johannes Danner, Balagopal Pai, Ludwig Wankerl, Gunter Meister
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a large class of small noncoding RNAs that regulate the expression of distinct target mRNAs. miRNAs are incorporated into Argonaute (AGO) proteins and guide them to their target mRNAs. Subsequently, AGO proteins recruit a member of the glycine-tryptophan-rich (GW) protein family by direct protein-protein interaction. GW proteins coordinate all downstream processes leading to robust and efficient gene silencing. A short peptide of GW proteins comprising the AGO interaction motif can be used to biochemically isolate endogenous AGO protein complexes...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924473/non-nucleotide-modification-of-anti-mirna-oligonucleotides
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Kim A Lennox, Christopher A Vakulskas, Mark A Behlke
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important modulators of gene expression. Synthetic anti-microRNA oligonucleotides (AMOs, or anti-miRs) are a form of steric-blocking antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) that inhibit miRNA function through high-affinity binding and subsequent inactivation and/or degradation of the targeted miRNA. AMOs are a primary tool used to empirically determine the biological targets of a miRNA and can also be used therapeutically when overexpression of a miRNA contributes to a disease state. Chemical modification of synthetic AMOs enhance potency by protecting the oligonucleotide from nuclease degradation and by increasing binding affinity to the target miRNA...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924359/effects-of-4-methylumbelliferone-and-high-molecular-weight-hyaluronic-acid-on-the-inflammation-of-corneal-stromal-cells-induced-by-lps
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Fang Li, Peng Hao, Guangjie Liu, Weiyi Wang, Ruifang Han, Zhixin Jiang, Xuan Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) on the inflammation of corneal fibroblasts induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). METHODS: Primary rabbit corneal keratocytes were isolated with collagenase. The keratocytes were cultured in a serum-containing medium to induce corneal fibroblasts, which represented the wound repair phenotype of corneal keratocytes. Corneal fibroblasts were treated with LPS with or without 4-methylumbelliferone (4-MU) / high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HMWHA)...
December 6, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924072/p53-and-murine-double-mimute-2-mdm2-expression-changes-and-significance-in-different-types-of-endometrial-lesions
#18
Zhongyong Jiang, Wanqing Xu, Gang Dan, Yuan Liu, Jie Xiong
BACKGROUND Endometrial lesions are common in obstetrics and gynecology, including endometrial polyps, uterine adenomyosis, and malignant endometrial adenocarcinoma. Endometrial lesions seriously affect women's health, fertility, quality of life, and life safety. As a pro-apoptosis gene, p53 is considered to be closely related with human tumors. Murine double mimute 2 (MDM2) is an oncogene that can promote tumor occurrence and development. P53 and MDM2 expression and significance in different types of endometrial lesions have not been fully elucidated...
December 7, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923997/insights-into-the-mechanisms-of-eukaryotic-translation-gained-with-ribosome-profiling
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Dmitry E Andreev, Patrick B F O'Connor, Gary Loughran, Sergey E Dmitriev, Pavel V Baranov, Ivan N Shatsky
The development of Ribosome Profiling (RiboSeq) has revolutionized functional genomics. RiboSeq is based on capturing and sequencing of the mRNA fragments enclosed within the translating ribosome and it thereby provides a 'snapshot' of ribosome positions at the transcriptome wide level. Although the method is predominantly used for analysis of differential gene expression and discovery of novel translated ORFs, the RiboSeq data can also be a rich source of information about molecular mechanisms of polypeptide synthesis and translational control...
December 6, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923992/sinorhizobium-meliloti-ybey-is-an-endoribonuclease-with-unprecedented-catalytic-features-acting-as-silencing-enzyme-in-riboregulation
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Margarida Saramago, Alexandra Peregrina, Marta Robledo, Rute G Matos, Rolf Hilker, Javier Serrania, Anke Becker, Cecilia M Arraiano, José I Jiménez-Zurdo
Structural and biochemical features suggest that the almost ubiquitous bacterial YbeY protein may serve catalytic and/or Hfq-like protective functions central to small RNA (sRNA)-mediated regulation and RNA metabolism. We have biochemically and genetically characterized the YbeY ortholog of the legume symbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti (SmYbeY). Co-immunoprecipitation (CoIP) with a FLAG-tagged SmYbeY yielded a poor enrichment in RNA species, compared to Hfq CoIP-RNA uncovered previously by a similar experimental setup...
December 6, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
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