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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050364/lncrnas-key-players-and-novel-insights-into-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Xiaoyun He, Chunlin Ou, Yanhua Xiao, Qing Han, Hao Li, Suxian Zhou
Long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) are a class of endogenous RNA molecules, which have a transcribing length of over 200 nt, lack a complete functional open reading frame (ORF), and rarely encode a functional short peptide. Recent studies have revealed that disruption of LncRNAs levels correlates with several human diseases, including diabetes mellitus (DM), a complex multifactorial metabolic disorder affecting more than 400 million people worldwide. LncRNAs are emerging as pivotal regulators in various biological processes, in the progression of DM and its associated complications, involving pancreatic β-cell disorder, insulin resistance, and epigenetic regulation, etc...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050297/cytochalasin-b-induced-membrane-vesicles-convey-angiogenic-activity-of-parental-cells
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Marina O Gomzikova, Margarita N Zhuravleva, Regina R Miftakhova, Svetlana S Arkhipova, Vladimir G Evtugin, Svetlana F Khaiboullina, Andrey P Kiyasov, Jenny L Persson, Nigel P Mongan, Richard G Pestell, Albert A Rizvanov
Naturally occurring extracellular vesicles (EVs) play essential roles in intracellular communication and delivery of bioactive molecules. Therefore it has been suggested that EVs could be used for delivery of therapeutics. However, to date the therapeutic application of EVs has been limited by number of factors, including limited yield and full understanding of their biological activities. To address these issues, we analyzed the morphology, molecular composition, fusion capacity and biological activity of Cytochalasin B-induced membrane vesicles (CIMVs)...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049316/genomic-comparison-of-early-passage-conditionally-reprogrammed-breast-cancer-cells-to-their-corresponding-primary-tumors
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Akanksha S Mahajan, Bruna M Sugita, Anju N Duttargi, Francisco Saenz, Ewa Krawczyk, Justine N McCutcheon, Aline S Fonseca, Bhaskar Kallakury, Paula Pohlmann, Yuriy Gusev, Luciane R Cavalli
Conditionally reprogrammed cells (CRCs) are epithelial cells that are directly isolated from patients' specimens and propagated in vitro with feeder cells and a Rho kinase inhibitor. A number of these cells have been generated from biopsies of breast cancer patients, including ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive carcinomas. The characterization of their genomic signatures is essential to determine their ability to reflect the natural biology of their tumors of origin. In this study, we performed the genomic characterization of six newly established invasive breast cancer CRC cultures in comparison to the original patients' primary breast tumors (PBT) from which they derived...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049116/basic-translational-development-of-forthcoming-opioid-and-nonopioid-targeted-pain-therapeutics
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Nebojsa Nick Knezevic, Ajay Yekkirala, Tony L Yaksh
Opioids represent an efficacious therapeutic modality for some, but not all pain states. Singular reliance on opioid therapy for pain management has limitations, and abuse potential has deleterious consequences for patient and society. Our understanding of pain biology has yielded insights and opportunities for alternatives to conventional opioid agonists. The aim is to have efficacious therapies, with acceptable side effect profiles and minimal abuse potential, which is to say an absence of reinforcing activity in the absence of a pain state...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048873/insights-into-mycobacteria-interactions-with-the-host-innate-immune-system-from-a-novel-array-of-synthetic-mycobacterial-glycans
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Ruixiang Blake Zheng, Sabine A F Jégouzo, Maju Joe, Yu Bai, Huu-Anh Tran, Ke Shen, Jörn Saupe, Li Xia, Md Faiaz Ahmed, Yu-Hsuan Liu, Pratap Subhashrao Patil, Ashish Tripathi, Shang-Cheng Hung, Maureen E Taylor, Todd L Lowary, Kurt Drickamer
An array of homogenous glycans representing all the major carbohydrate structures present in the cell wall of the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other mycobacteria has been probed with a panel of glycan-binding receptors expressed on cells of the mammalian innate immune system. The results provide an overview of interactions between mycobacterial glycans and receptors that mediate uptake and survival in macrophages, dendritic cells and sinusoidal endothelial cells. A subset of the wide variety of glycan structures present on mycobacterial surfaces interact with cells of the innate immune system through the receptors tested...
October 19, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048088/synthesis-characterization-and-biological-activity-of-new-cyclometallated-platinum-iv-iodido-complexes
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Emma Bauer, Xavier Domingo, Cristina Balcells, Ibrahim H Polat, Margarita Crespo, Josefina Quirante, Josefa Badía, Laura Baldomà, Mercè Font-Bardia, Marta Cascante
The synthesis of six novel cyclometallated platinum(iv) iodido complexes is accomplished by intermolecular oxidative addition of methyl iodide (compounds 2a-2c) or iodine (compounds 3a-3c) upon cyclometallated platinum(ii) compounds [PtX{(CH3)2N(CH2)3NCH(4-ClC6H3)}] (1a-1c: X = Cl, CH3 or I). The X-ray molecular structures of platinum(ii) compound 1c and platinum(iv) compounds 3b and 3a' (an isomer of 3a) are reported. The cytotoxic activity against a panel of human adenocarcinoma cell lines (A-549 lung, MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 breast, and HCT-116 colon), DNA interaction, topoisomerase I, IIα, and cathepsin B inhibition, and cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and ROS generation of the investigated complexes are presented...
October 19, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047397/tyrosine-kinase-4-is-involved-in-the-reproduction-of-the-platyhelminth-parasite-schistosoma-japonicum
#7
Han Ding, Fengchun Liu, Lulu Zhu, Fei Wu, Quan Liu, Siyu He, Wei Shao, Yinan Du, Cuiping Ren, Jijia Shen, Miao Liu
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is one of the most common parasitic diseases affecting millions of humans and animals worldwide. Understanding the signal transduction pathways and the molecular basis of reproductive regulation in schistosomes is critically important for developing new strategies for preventing and treating these infections. Syk kinases regulate the proliferation, differentiation, morphogenesis, and survival of various types of cells and have been identified in invertebrates...
October 18, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045731/the-chimpanzee-model-of-viral-hepatitis-advances-in-understanding-the-immune-response-and-treatment-of-viral-hepatitis
#8
Robert E Lanford, Christopher M Walker, Stanley M Lemon
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) have contributed to diverse fields of biomedical research due to their close genetic relationship to humans and in many instances due to the lack of any other animal model. This review focuses on the contributions of the chimpanzee model to research on hepatitis viruses where chimpanzees represented the only animal model (hepatitis B and C) or the most appropriate animal model (hepatitis A). Research with chimpanzees led to the development of vaccines for HAV and HBV that are used worldwide to protect hundreds of millions from these diseases and, where fully implemented, have provided immunity for entire generations...
October 17, 2017: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045685/micrornas-and-complex-diseases-from-experimental-results-to-computational-models
#9
Xing Chen, Di Xie, Qi Zhao, Zhu-Hong You
Plenty of microRNAs (miRNAs) were discovered at a rapid pace in plants, green algae, viruses and animals. As one of the most important components in the cell, miRNAs play a growing important role in various essential and important biological processes. For the recent few decades, amounts of experimental methods and computational models have been designed and implemented to identify novel miRNA-disease associations. In this review, the functions of miRNAs, miRNA-target interactions, miRNA-disease associations and some important publicly available miRNA-related databases were discussed in detail...
October 17, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045464/tip60-represses-telomerase-expression-by-inhibiting-sp1-binding-to-the-tert-promoter
#10
Deepa Rajagopalan, Amit Kumar Pandey, Magdalene Claire Xiuzhen, Kwok Kin Lee, Shainan Hora, Yanzhou Zhang, Boon Haow Chua, Hui Si Kwok, Shreshtha Sailesh Bhatia, Lih Wen Deng, Daniel G Tenen, Dennis Kappei, Sudhakar Jha
HIV1-TAT interacting protein (TIP60) is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor. However, the potential mechanisms endowing its tumor suppressor ability remain incompletely understood. It plays a vital role in virus-induced cancers where TIP60 down-regulates the expression of human papillomavirus (HPV) oncoprotein E6 which in turn destabilizes TIP60. This intrigued us to identify the role of TIP60, in the context of a viral infection, where it is targeted by oncoproteins. Through an array of molecular biology techniques such as Chromatin immunoprecipitation, expression analysis and mass spectrometry, we establish the hitherto unknown role of TIP60 in repressing the expression of the catalytic subunit of the human telomerase complex, TERT, a key driver for immortalization...
October 18, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044559/discovery-and-characterization-of-novel-trans-spliced-products-of-human-polyoma-jc-virus-late-transcripts-from-pml-patients
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A Sami Saribas, Julia DeVoto, Akhil Golla, Hassen S Wollebo, Martyn K White, Mahmut Safak
Although the human neurotropic polyomavirus, JC virus (JCV), was isolated almost a half century ago, understanding the molecular mechanisms governing its biology remains highly elusive. JCV infects oligodendrocytes and astrocytes in the central nervous system (CNS) and causes a fatal brain disease known as progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in immunocompromised individuals including AIDS. It has a small circular DNA genome (∼ 5 kb) and generates two primary transcripts from its early and late coding regions, producing several predicted alternatively spliced products mainly by cis-splicing...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044421/heterogeneous-hcg-and-hmg-commercial-preparations-result-in-different-intracellular-signalling-but-induce-a-similar-long-term-progesterone-response-in-vitro
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Laura Riccetti, Danièle Klett, Mohammed Akli Ayoub, Thomas Boulo, Elisa Pignatti, Simonetta Tagliavini, Manuela Varani, Tommaso Trenti, Alessia Nicoli, Francesco Capodanno, Giovanni Battista La Sala, Eric Reiter, Manuela Simoni, Livio Casarini
STUDY QUESTION: Are four urinary hCG/menotropin (hMG) and one recombinant preparation characterized by different molecular features and do they mediate specific intracellular signaling and steroidogenesis? SUMMARY ANSWER: hCG and hMG preparations have heterogeneous compositions and mediate preparation-specific cell signaling and early steroidogenesis, although similar progesterone plateau levels are achieved in 24 h-treated human primary granulosa cells in vitro...
October 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044152/a-machine-learning-assisted-label-free-non-invasive-approach-for-somatic-reprogramming-in-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-colony-formation-detection-and-prediction
#13
Ke Fan, Sheng Zhang, Ying Zhang, Jun Lu, Mike Holcombe, Xiao Zhang
During cellular reprogramming, the mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition is accompanied by changes in morphology, which occur prior to iPSC colony formation. The current approach for detecting morphological changes associated with reprogramming purely relies on human experiences, which involve intensive amounts of upfront training, human error with limited quality control and batch-to-batch variations. Here, we report a time-lapse-based bright-field imaging analysis system that allows us to implement a label-free, non-invasive approach to measure morphological dynamics...
October 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043635/detection-of-dna-rna-hybrids-in-vivo
#14
María García-Rubio, Sonia I Barroso, Andrés Aguilera
DNA-RNA hybrids form naturally during essential cellular functions such as transcription and replication. However, they may be an important source of genome instability, a hallmark of cancer and genetic diseases. Detection of DNA-RNA hybrids in cells is becoming crucial to understand an increasing number of molecular biology processes in genome dynamics and function and to identify new factors and mechanisms responsible for disease in biomedical research. Here, we describe two different procedures for the reliable detection of DNA-RNA hybrids in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and in human cells: DNA-RNA Immunoprecipitation (DRIP) and Immunofluorescence...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043504/the-molecular-physiopathogenesis-of-islet-amyloidosis
#15
Diti Chatterjee Bhowmick, Sanghamitra Singh, Saurabh Trikha, Aleksandar M Jeremic
Human islet amyloid polypeptide or amylin (hA) is a 37-amino acid peptide hormone produced and co-secreted with insulin by pancreatic β-cells. Under physiological conditions, hA regulates a broad range of biological processes including insulin release and slowing of gastric emptying, thereby maintaining glucose homeostasis. However, under the pathological conditions associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), hA undergoes a conformational transition from soluble random coil monomers to alpha-helical oligomers and insoluble β-sheet amyloid fibrils or amyloid plaques...
October 18, 2017: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043346/anti-obesity-molecular-mechanism-of-soy-isoflavones-weaving-the-way-to-new-therapeutic-routes
#16
REVIEW
Siyu Wang, Yu Wang, Min-Hsiung Pan, Chi-Tang Ho
Obesity is ringing alarm bells globally. Advances in food science and nutrition research have been devoted to identifying food components that exert anti-obesity effects, as well as investigating the molecular mechanisms by which they modulate the progression of obesity. Soy foods have attracted much interest as high-protein components of the human diet and as unique sources of isoflavones. As they have similar chemical structures to endogenous estrogens, isoflavones are believed to interact with intracellular estrogen receptors, which results in reductions in the accumulation of lipids and the distribution of adipose tissue...
October 18, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043108/mysterious-inhibitory-cell-regulator-investigated-and-found-likely-to-be-secretogranin-ii-related
#17
John E Hart, Iain J Clarke, Gail P Risbridger, Ben Ferneyhough, Mónica Vega-Hernández
In the context of a hunt for a postulated hormone that is tissue-mass inhibiting and reproductively associated, there is described probable relatedness to a granin protein. A 7-8 kDa polypeptide candidate (gels/MS) appeared in a bioassay-guided fractionation campaign involving sheep plasma. An N-terminal sequence of 14 amino acids was obtained for the polypeptide by Edman degradation. Bioinformatics and molecular biology failed to illuminate any ovine or non-ovine protein which might relate to this sequence...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042222/development-of-a-microarray-based-assay-for-efficient-testing-of-new-hsp70-dnak-inhibitors
#18
Sona Mohammadi-Ostad-Kalayeh, Vjaceslavs Hrupins, Sabine Helmsen, Frank Stahl, Thomas Scheper, Matthias Preller, Frank Surup, Marc Stadler, Andreas Kirschning, Carsten Zeilinger
A facile method for testing ATP binding in a highly miniaturized microarray environment using human HSP70 and DnaK from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as biological targets is reported. Supported by molecular modelling studies we demonstrate that the position of the fluorescence label on ATP has a strong influence on the binding to human HSP70. Importantly, the label has to be positioned on the adenine ring and not to the terminal phosphate group. Unlabelled ATP displaced bound Cy5-ATP from HSP70 in the micromolar range...
October 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040625/rise-a-database-of-rna-interactome-from-sequencing-experiments
#19
Jing Gong, Di Shao, Kui Xu, Zhipeng Lu, Zhi John Lu, Yucheng T Yang, Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang
We present RISE (http://rise.zhanglab.net), a database of RNA Interactome from Sequencing Experiments. RNA-RNA interactions (RRIs) are essential for RNA regulation and function. RISE provides a comprehensive collection of RRIs that mainly come from recent transcriptome-wide sequencing-based experiments like PARIS, SPLASH, LIGR-seq, and MARIO, as well as targeted studies like RIA-seq, RAP-RNA and CLASH. It also includes interactions aggregated from other primary databases and publications. The RISE database currently contains 328,811 RNA-RNA interactions mainly in human, mouse and yeast...
October 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039566/microrna-217-inhibits-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-migration-by-targeting-tpd52l2-in-human-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#20
Qiuyang Chen, Peng Wang, Yue Fu, Xinchun Liu, Wenbin Xu, Jishu Wei, Wentao Gao, Kuirong Jiang, Junli Wu, Yi Miao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in the regulation of various tumor biological processes including proliferation and apoptosis. miR-217 has been implicated in many types of cancer, whereas its expression and potential biological function in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma (HPAC) remain unclear. We aimed to investigate the clinical significance of miR-217 in patients with pancreatic carcinoma and its role and underlying molecular mechanism in HPAC. We collected 15 pairs of pancreatic cancer and normal pancreas tissues to evaluate the expression of miR-217 and tumor protein D52-like 2 (Tpd52l2)...
October 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
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