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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342817/complete-genome-sequence-of-streptomyces-griseochromogenes-atcc-14511-t-a-producer-of-nucleoside-compounds-and-diverse-secondary-metabolites
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Wu Lijuan, Guoqing Chen, Guozhong Feng
ATCC 14511(T) (=DSM 40499, =NBRC 13413) is a type strain of Streptomyces griseochromogenes. It is known as a producer of nucleoside antibiotic, blasticidin S. In this report we present the complete genome sequence of S. griseochromogenes ATCC 14511(T), which consists of 10,764,674bp with a linear chromosome, 9,822 protein-coding genes, 6 rRNA operons, 74 tRNA and 3 sRNA. The genomic analysis revealed that 52 putative gene clusters are involved in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, including four gene clusters of nucleoside antibiotics...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338079/dissecting-mirna-gene-repression-on-single-cell-level-with-an-advanced-fluorescent-reporter-system
#2
Nicolas Lemus-Diaz, Kai O Böker, Ignacio Rodriguez-Polo, Michael Mitter, Jasmin Preis, Maximilian Arlt, Jens Gruber
Despite major advances on miRNA profiling and target predictions, functional readouts for endogenous miRNAs are limited and frequently lead to contradicting conclusions. Numerous approaches including functional high-throughput and miRISC complex evaluations suggest that the functional miRNAome differs from the predictions based on quantitative sRNA profiling. To resolve the apparent contradiction of expression versus function, we generated and applied a fluorescence reporter gene assay enabling single cell analysis...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336682/molecular-mechanism-of-mrna-repression-in-trans-by-a-proq-dependent-small-rna
#3
Alexandre Smirnov, Chuan Wang, Lisa L Drewry, Jörg Vogel
Research into post-transcriptional control of mRNAs by small noncoding RNAs (sRNAs) in the model bacteria Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica has mainly focused on sRNAs that associate with the RNA chaperone Hfq. However, the recent discovery of the protein ProQ as a common binding partner that stabilizes a distinct large class of structured sRNAs suggests that additional RNA regulons exist in these organisms. The cellular functions and molecular mechanisms of these new ProQ-dependent sRNAs are largely unknown...
March 23, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335718/rnav-2-0-a-visualization-tool-for-bacterial-srna-mediated-regulatory-networks-mining
#4
Romain Bourqui, Isabelle Dutour, Jonathan Dubois, William Benchimol, Patricia Thébault
BACKGROUND: Bacterial sRNA-mediated regulatory networks has been introduced as a powerful way to analyze the fast rewiring capabilities of a bacteria in response to changing environmental conditions. The identification of mRNA targets of bacterial sRNAs is essential to investigate their functional activities. However, this step remains challenging with the lack of knowledge of the topological and biological constraints behind the formation of sRNA-mRNA duplexes. Even with the most sophisticated bioinformatics target prediction tools, the large proportion of false predictions may be prohibitive for further analyses...
March 23, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335027/a-transposon-derived-small-rna-regulates-gene-expression-in-salmonella-typhimurium
#5
Michael J Ellis, Ryan S Trussler, Onella Charles, David B Haniford
Bacterial sRNAs play an important role in regulating many cellular processes including metabolism, outer membrane homeostasis and virulence. Although sRNAs were initially found in intergenic regions, there is emerging evidence that protein coding regions of the genome are a rich reservoir of sRNAs. Here we report that the 5΄UTR of IS200 transposase mRNA (tnpA) is processed to produce regulatory RNAs that affect expression of over 70 genes in Salmonella Typhimurium. We provide evidence that the tnpA derived sRNA base-pairs with invF mRNA to repress expression...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334800/optimization-of-a-novel-biophysical-model-using-large-scale-in-vivo-antisense-hybridization-data-displays-improved-prediction-capabilities-of-structurally-accessible-rna-regions
#6
Jorge Vazquez-Anderson, Mia K Mihailovic, Kevin C Baldridge, Kristofer G Reyes, Katie Haning, Seung Hee Cho, Paul Amador, Warren B Powell, Lydia M Contreras
Current approaches to design efficient antisense RNAs (asRNAs) rely primarily on a thermodynamic understanding of RNA-RNA interactions. However, these approaches depend on structure predictions and have limited accuracy, arguably due to overlooking important cellular environment factors. In this work, we develop a biophysical model to describe asRNA-RNA hybridization that incorporates in vivo factors using large-scale experimental hybridization data for three model RNAs: a group I intron, CsrB and a tRNA. A unique element of our model is the estimation of the availability of the target region to interact with a given asRNA using a differential entropic consideration of suboptimal structures...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323872/expression-maturation-and-turnover-of-drrs-an-unusually-stable-dosr-regulated-small-rna-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Alexandra Moores, Ana B Riesco, Stefan Schwenk, Kristine B Arnvig
Mycobacterium tuberculosis depends on the ability to adjust to stresses encountered in a range of host environments, adjustments that require significant changes in gene expression. Small RNAs (sRNAs) play an important role as post-transcriptional regulators of prokaryotic gene expression, where they are associated with stress responses and, in the case of pathogens, adaptation to the host environment. In spite of this, the understanding of M. tuberculosis RNA biology remains limited. Here we have used a DosR-associated sRNA as an example to investigate multiple aspects of mycobacterial RNA biology that are likely to apply to other M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317367/-role-of-small-noncoding-rna-in-the-regulation-of-bacterial-virulence
#8
Wang Lu, Zheng Xin, Wang Shida, Li Jiyao, Xu Xin
In the long-term interaction between pathogens and host, the pathogens regulate the expression of related viru-lence genes to fit the host environment in response to the changes in the host microenvironment. Gene expression was believed to be controlled mainly at the level of transcription initiation by repressors or activators. Recent studies have revealed that small noncoding RNAs (sRNAs) are key regulators in bacterial pathogenesis. sRNA in bacteria is a noncoding RNA with length ranging from 50 to 500 nucleotides...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302471/the-expanding-targetome-of-small-rnas-in-salmonella-typhimurium
#9
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Daniel Ryan, Mohana Mukherjee, Mrutyunjay Suar
The enterobacterial pathogen Salmonella has long served as a model for bacterial pathogenesis, stress response, gene expression and regulation with extensive investigation involving protein function. With the advent of high-throughput sequencing technologies and their applications in genomics and transcriptomics, a wealth of data particularly with respect to small RNAs (sRNAs) is being generated. These molecules serve as regulators of major stress response and virulence networks in diverse species including Salmonella enterica subsp...
March 13, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296577/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-small-rnas-in-rhodobacter-capsulatus-and-identification-of-small-rnas-affected-by-loss-of-the-response-regulator-ctra
#10
Marc P Grüll, Lourdes Peña-Castillo, Martin E Mulligan, Andrew S Lang
Small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) are involved in the control of numerous cellular processes through various regulatory mechanisms, and in the past decade many studies have identified sRNAs in a multitude of bacterial species using RNA sequencing (RNA-seq). Here, we present the first genome-wide analysis of sRNA sequencing data in Rhodobacter capsulatus, a purple nonsulfur photosynthetic alphaproteobacterium. Using a recently developed bioinformatics approach, sRNA-Detect, we detected 422 putative sRNAs from R...
March 15, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296572/srna154-a-newly-identified-regulator-of-nitrogen-fixation-in-methanosarcina%C3%A2-mazei-strain-g%C3%A3-1
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Daniela Prasse, Konrad U Förstner, Dominik Jäger, Rolf Backofen, Ruth A Schmitz
Trans-encoded sRNA154 is exclusively expressed under nitrogen (N)-deficiency in Methanosarcina mazei strain Gö1. The sRNA154 deletion strain showed a significant decrease in growth under N-limitation, pointing towards a regulatory role of sRNA154 in N-metabolism. Aiming to elucidate its regulatory function we characterized sRNA154 by means of biochemical and genetic approaches. 24 homologs of sRNA154 were identified in recently reported draft genomes of Methanosarcina strains, demonstrating high conservation in sequence and predicted secondary structure with two highly conserved single stranded loops...
March 15, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289405/a-small-regulatory-rna-contributes-to-the-preferential-colonization-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-the-large-intestine-in-response-to-a-low-dna-concentration
#12
Runhua Han, Letian Xu, Ting Wang, Bin Liu, Lei Wang
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) serotype O157:H7 (O157) is one of the most notorious human pathogens, causing severe disease in humans worldwide. O157 specifically colonizes the large intestine of mammals after passing through the small intestine, and this process is influenced by differential signals between the two regions. Small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) are able to sense and respond to environmental changes and regulate diverse physiological processes in pathogenic bacteria. Although some sRNAs of O157 have been extensively investigated, whether these molecules can sense differences between the small and large intestine and influence the preferential colonization in the large intestine by O157 remains unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289155/comprehensive-processing-of-high-throughput-small-rna-sequencing-data-including-quality-checking-normalization-and-differential-expression-analysis-using-the-uea-srna-workbench
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Matthew L Beckers, Irina Mohorianu, Matthew B Stocks, Christopher Applegate, Tamas Dalmay, Vincent Moulton
Recently High Throughput Sequencing (HTS) has revealed compelling details about the small RNA (sRNA) population in eukaryotes. These 20-25 nt non-coding RNAs can influence gene expression by acting as guides for the sequence-specific regulatory mechanism known as RNA silencing. The increase in sequencing depth and number of samples per project enables a better understanding of the role sRNAs play by facilitating the study of expression patterns. However, the intricacy of the biological hypotheses coupled with a lack of appropriate tools often leads to inadequate mining of the available data and thus, an incomplete description of the biological mechanisms involved...
March 13, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289146/the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-prrf-small-rnas-regulate-iron-homeostasis-during-acute-murine-lung-infection
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Alexandria A Reinhart, Angela T Nguyen, Luke K Brewer, Justin Bevere, Jace W Jones, Maureen A Kane, F Heath Damron, Mariette Barbier, Amanda G Oglesby-Sherrouse
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen that requires iron for virulence. Iron homeostasis is maintained in part by the PrrF1 and PrrF2 small RNAs, which block the expression of iron-containing proteins in iron-depleted conditions. The PrrF sRNAs also promote the production of the Pseudomonas quinolone signal, a quorum sensing molecule that activates the expression of several virulence genes. The tandem arrangement of the prrF genes allows for expression of a third sRNA, PrrH, which is predicted to regulate gene expression through its unique sequence derived from the prrF1-prrF2 intergenic sequence (the PrrH-IG sequence)...
March 13, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289086/sgrt-a-small-protein-that-packs-a-sweet-punch
#15
Medha Raina, Gisela Storz
The SgrS small RNA (sRNA) has been shown to protect against elevated levels of glucose phosphate by regulating the stability and translation of mRNAs encoding proteins involved in sugar transport and catabolism. The sRNA also was known to encode a protective 43 amino acid protein, SgrT, but little was known about its mechanism of action. In this issue, Lloyd et al. use cell biological and genetic approaches to demonstrate that the small protein interacts with the PtsG importer to block glucose transport by this phosphotransferase system and promote utilization of non-preferred carbon sources to maintain growth during glucose-phosphate stress...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289085/the-small-protein-sgrt-controls-transport-activity-of-the-glucose-specific-phosphotransferase-system
#16
Chelsea R Lloyd, Seongjin Park, Jingyi Fei, Carin K Vanderpool
The bacterial small RNA (sRNA) SgrS has been a fruitful model for discovery of novel RNA-based regulatory mechanisms and new facets of bacterial physiology and metabolism. SgrS is one of only a few characterized dual-function sRNAs. SgrS can control gene expression post-transcriptionally via sRNA-mRNA base pairing interactions. Its second function is coding for the small protein SgrT. Previous work demonstrated that both functions contribute to relief of growth inhibition caused by glucose-phosphate stress, a condition characterized by disrupted glycolytic flux and accumulation of sugar-phosphates...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286552/systematic-and-functional-identification-of-small-non-coding-rnas-associated-with-exogenous-biofuel-stress-in-cyanobacterium-synechocystis-sp-pcc-6803
#17
Guangsheng Pei, Tao Sun, Shuo Chen, Lei Chen, Weiwen Zhang
BACKGROUND: The unicellular model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is considered a promising microbial chassis for biofuel production. However, its low tolerance to biofuel toxicity limits its potential application. Although recent studies showed that bacterial small RNAs (sRNAs) play important roles in regulating cellular processes in response to various stresses, the role of sRNAs in resisting exogenous biofuels is yet to be determined. RESULTS: Based on genome-wide sRNA sequencing combined with systematic analysis of previous transcriptomic and proteomic data under the same biofuel or environmental perturbations, we report the identification of 133 trans-encoded sRNA transcripts with high-resolution mapping of sRNAs in Synechocystis, including 23 novel sRNAs identified for the first time...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277932/trans-kingdom-small-rna-transfer-during-host-pathogen-interactions-the-case-of-p-falciparum-and-erythrocytes
#18
Katelyn A Walzer, Jen-Tsan Chi
This review focuses on the role of trans-kingdom movement of small RNA (sRNA) molecules between parasites, particularly Plasmodium falciparum, and their respective host cells. While the intercellular transfer of sRNAs within organisms is well recognized, recent studies illustrate many examples of trans-kingdom sRNA exchange within the context of host-parasite interactions. These interactions are predominantly found in the transfer of host sRNAs between erythrocytes and the invading P. falciparum, as well as other host cell types...
February 17, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267754/identification-and-validation-of-srnas-in-edwardsiella-tarda-s08
#19
Yuying Sun, Jiquan Zhang, Lei Qin, Cui Yan, Xiaojun Zhang, Dandan Liu
Bacterial small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) are known as novel regulators involved in virulence, stress responsibility, and so on. Recently, a lot of new researches have highlighted the critical roles of sRNAs in fine-tune gene regulation in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Edwardsiella tarda (E. tarda) is a gram-negative, intracellular pathogen that causes edwardsiellosis in fish. Thus far, no sRNA has been reported in E. tarda. The present study represents the first attempt to identify sRNAs in E. tarda S08. Ten sRNAs were validated by RNA sequencing and quantitative PCR (qPCR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267415/botrytis-small-rna-bc-sir37-suppresses-plant-defense-genes-by-cross-kingdom-rnai
#20
Ming Wang, Arne Weiberg, Exequiel Dellota, Daniel Yamane, Hailing Jin
Pathogens secrete effector proteins to suppress host immune responses. Recently, we showed that an aggressive plant fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea can also deliver small RNA effectors into host cells to suppress host immunity. B. cinerea sRNAs (Bc-sRNAs) translocate into host plants and hijack the plant RNAi machinery to induce cross-kingdom RNAi of host immune responsive genes. Here, we functionally characterized another Bc-sRNA effector Bc-siR37 that is predicted to target at least 15 Arabidopsis genes, including WRKY transcription factors, receptor-like kinases, and cell wall-modifying enzymes...
March 7, 2017: RNA Biology
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