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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779272/-effects-of-protein-kinase-c-and-motigen-activated-protein-kinase-kinase-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-signaling-pathway-on-mrna-level-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-tca8113-cells
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Xue-Feng Gao, Hai-Bin Jiao, Chang-Cheng Ye, Ying-Qun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the regulatory mechanism of inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS-2) expression related to proliferation of Tca8113 cells. METHODS: RNAi mediated by short hairpin RNAs was utilized to knock down NOS-2, protein kinase C (PKC)-α, PKC-β and PKC-δ. Griess Reagent played a significant role on the detection of NO product after NOS-2 silence. The cell proliferation was determined by CCK8 method. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (q-PCR) was recruited to check the mRNA level of NOS-2, PKC-α, PKC-β and PKC-δ after treated by a variety of ways...
April 1, 2018: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778836/interrogation-of-mammalian-protein-complex-structure-function-and-membership-using-genome-scale-fitness-screens
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Joshua Pan, Robin M Meyers, Brittany C Michel, Nazar Mashtalir, Ann E Sizemore, Jonathan N Wells, Seth H Cassel, Francisca Vazquez, Barbara A Weir, William C Hahn, Joseph A Marsh, Aviad Tsherniak, Cigall Kadoch
Protein complexes are assemblies of subunits that have co-evolved to execute one or many coordinated functions in the cellular environment. Functional annotation of mammalian protein complexes is critical to understanding biological processes, as well as disease mechanisms. Here, we used genetic co-essentiality derived from genome-scale RNAi- and CRISPR-Cas9-based fitness screens performed across hundreds of human cancer cell lines to assign measures of functional similarity. From these measures, we systematically built and characterized functional similarity networks that recapitulate known structural and functional features of well-studied protein complexes and resolve novel functional modules within complexes lacking structural resolution, such as the mammalian SWI/SNF complex...
May 14, 2018: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777795/sirna-in-ovarian-cancer-delivery-strategies-and-targets-for-therapy
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Dirk van den Brand, Vicky Mertens, Leon F A G Massuger, Roland Brock
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecological malignancy, and the sixth leading cause of cancer related death in women overall. Despite improved surgical techniques and advances in chemotherapy, mortality hardly decreased over the last twenty years. The major problem is that (micro)metastases persevere in the abdominal cavity, causing incurable tumor recurrence. Therefore, there is an imminent need for new therapeutic strategies. Oligonucleotide (ON) based therapies such as RNA interference (RNAi) provide the possibility to specifically address disease-related pathways...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777111/knockdown-of-rna-interference-pathway-genes-impacts-the-fitness-of-western-corn-rootworm
#4
Courtney Davis-Vogel, Angel Ortiz, Lisa Procyk, Jonathan Robeson, Adane Kassa, Yiwei Wang, Emily Huang, Carl Walker, Amit Sethi, Mark E Nelson, Dipali G Sashital
Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera) is a serious agricultural pest known for its high adaptability to various management strategies, giving rise to a continual need for new control options. Transgenic maize expressing insecticidal RNAs represents a novel mode of action for rootworm management that is dependent on the RNA interference (RNAi) pathways of the insect for efficacy. Preliminary evidence suggests that western corn rootworm could develop broad resistance to all insecticidal RNAs through changes in RNAi pathway genes; however, the likelihood of field-evolved resistance occurring through this mechanism remains unclear...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775471/host-directed-combinatorial-rnai-improves-inhibition-of-diverse-strains-of-influenza-a-virus-in-human-respiratory-epithelial-cells
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Michael A Estrin, Islam T M Hussein, Wendy B Puryear, Anne C Kuan, Stephen C Artim, Jonathan A Runstadler
Influenza A virus infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and currently available prevention and treatment methods are suboptimal. In recent years, genome-wide investigations have revealed numerous host factors that are required for influenza to successfully complete its life cycle. However, only a select, small number of influenza strains were evaluated using this platform, and there was considerable variation in the genes identified across different investigations. In an effort to develop a universally efficacious therapeutic strategy with limited potential for the emergence of resistance, this study was performed to investigate the effect of combinatorial RNA interference (RNAi) on inhibiting the replication of diverse influenza A virus subtypes and strains...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774620/cellulose-degradation-in-gastrophysa-viridula-coleoptera-chrysomelidae-functional-characterization-of-two-cazymes-belonging-to-glycoside-hydrolase-family-45-reveals-a-novel-enzymatic-activity
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André Busch, Grit Kunert, Natalie Wielsch, Yannick Pauchet
Cellulose is a major component of the primary and secondary cell walls in plants. Cellulose is considered to be the most abundant biopolymer on Earth and represents a large potential source of metabolic energy. Yet, cellulose degradation is rare and mostly restricted to cellulolytic microorganisms. Recently, various metazoans, including leaf beetles, have been found to encode their own cellulases, giving them the ability to degrade cellulose independently of cellulolytic symbionts. Here, we analyzed the cellulosic capacity of the leaf beetle Gastrophysa viridula, which typically feeds on Rumex plants...
May 17, 2018: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773992/functional-analysis-of-rna-interference-related-soybean-pod-borer-lepidoptera-genes-based-on-transcriptome-sequences
#7
Fanli Meng, Mingyu Yang, Yang Li, Tianyu Li, Xinxin Liu, Guoyue Wang, Zhanchun Wang, Xianhao Jin, Wenbin Li
RNA interference (RNAi) is useful for controlling pests of agriculturally important crops. The soybean pod borer (SPB) is the most important soybean pest in Northeastern Asia. In an earlier study, we confirmed that the SPB could be controlled via transgenic plant-mediated RNAi. Here, the SPB transcriptome was sequenced to identify RNAi-related genes, and also to establish an RNAi-of-RNAi assay system for evaluating genes involved in the SPB systemic RNAi response. The core RNAi genes, as well as genes potentially involved in double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) uptake were identified based on SPB transcriptome sequences...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773557/a-length-dependent-evolutionarily-conserved-pathway-controls-nuclear-export-of-circular-rnas
#8
Chuan Huang, Dongming Liang, Deirdre C Tatomer, Jeremy E Wilusz
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are generated from many protein-coding genes. Most accumulate in the cytoplasm, but how circRNA localization or nuclear export is controlled remains unclear. Using RNAi screening, we found that depletion of the Drosophila DExH/D-box helicase Hel25E results in nuclear accumulation of long (>800-nucleotide), but not short, circRNAs. The human homologs of Hel25E similarly regulate circRNA localization, as depletion of UAP56 (DDX39B) or URH49 (DDX39A) causes long and short circRNAs, respectively, to become enriched in the nucleus...
May 17, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773104/-knockdown-of-msx2-gene-inhibits-the-expression-of-enamel-matrix-proteins-and-the-enamel-mineralization-in-mouse-ameloblasts
#9
Hao Liu, Jianping Jiang, Qi Gong, Huanbing Tian, Sheng Wang, Juanjuan Zhang, Zhifang Pan, Xiaoying Liu
Objective To study the effect of muscle segment homeodomain homeobox 2 (MSX2) on the expression of enamel matrix protein and the formation of enamel. Methods Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect the expression of MSX2 in mouse tooth embryos and its localization in ameloblasts. The short hairpin RNA (shRNA) of the MSX2 gene was designed and synthesized, and then the annealed double stranded DNA was constructed into the pGMLV-SC5 RNAi lentivirus vector, and finally it was packaged with lentivirus. The lentivirus was used to infect ameloblasts...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772789/downregulation-of-the-s1p-transporter-spinster-homology-protein-2-spns2-exerts-an-anti-fibrotic-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-in-human-renal-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cells
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Olivier Blanchard, Bisera Stepanovska, Manuel Starck, Martin Erhardt, Isolde Römer, Dagmar Meyer Zu Heringdorf, Josef Pfeilschifter, Uwe Zangemeister-Wittke, Andrea Huwiler
Sphingosine kinase (SK) catalyses the formation of sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P), which acts as a key regulator of inflammatory and fibrotic reactions, mainly via S1P receptor activation. Here, we show that in the human renal proximal tubular epithelial cell line HK2, the profibrotic mediator transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) induces SK-1 mRNA and protein expression, and in parallel, it also upregulates the expression of the fibrotic markers connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and fibronectin. Stable downregulation of SK-1 by RNAi resulted in the increased expression of CTGF, suggesting a suppressive effect of SK-1-derived intracellular S1P in the fibrotic process, which is lost when SK-1 is downregulated...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772558/the-function-of-replication-and-scf-complex-during-drosophila-wing-development
#11
Hidetsugu Kohzaki
Chromosomal DNA replication machinery functions in the growing cells and organs in multicellular organisms. We previously demonstrated that its knockdown in several tissues of Drosophila led to a rough eye phenotype, the loss of bristles in the eye and female sterile. In this paper, I investigated in detail the wing phenotype using RNAi flies, and observed that the knockdown not only of Mcm10 but also of some other prereplicative complex components including Cdt1, Polα-primase, RPA, Psf2 (partner of SLD five 2; a subunit of GINS (Go, Ichi, Nii, and San; five, one, two, and three in Japanese) and Rfc3 (replication factor C 3; a subunit of RFC complex) demonstrated wing phenotypes, using Gal4-driver flies...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772240/identification-and-characterization-of-the-zinc-finger-protein-sjzf-in-schistosoma-japonicum
#12
Ruixiang Zhang, Jian Li, Manyu Xiang, Qinghua Hong, Bin Xu, Wei Hu
Schistosomiasis represents one of the most prevalent parasitic infections affecting over 249 million people worldwide. The pathological damage is mainly caused by the eggs laid by female schistosomes. Zinc finger proteins (ZFPs) usually play critical roles in many biological functions. In this study, we cloned, identified and characterized the zinc finger protein SjZF of Schistosoma japonicum. SjZF ortholog proteins were also identified in S. mansoni, S. haematobium, Opisthorchis viverrini and O. sinensis. Fluorescence localization showed that SjZF was particularly expressed in the worm gut of both genders and the vitelline glands of females...
May 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768406/silencing-of-rpatg6-impaired-the-yolk-accumulation-and-the-biogenesis-of-the-yolk-organelles-in-the-insect-vector-r-prolixus
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Priscila H Vieira, Larissa Bomfim, Georgia C Atella, Hatisaburo Masuda, Isabela Ramos
In oviparous animals, the egg yolk is synthesized by the mother in a major metabolic challenge, where the different yolk components are secreted to the hemolymph and delivered to the oocytes mostly by endocytosis. The yolk macromolecules are then stored in a wide range of endocytic-originated vesicles which are collectively referred to as yolk organelles and occupy most of the mature oocytes cytoplasm. After fertilization, the contents of these organelles are degraded in a regulated manner to supply the embryo cells with fundamental molecules for de novo synthesis...
May 16, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768192/nuclear-export-inhibition-enhances-hlh-30-tfeb-activity-autophagy-and-lifespan
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Melissa J Silvestrini, Joseph R Johnson, Anita V Kumar, Tara G Thakurta, Karine Blais, Zachary A Neill, Sarah W Marion, Victoria St Amand, Robert A Reenan, Louis R Lapierre
Transcriptional modulation of the process of autophagy involves the transcription factor HLH-30/TFEB. In order to systematically determine the regulatory network of HLH-30/TFEB, we performed a genome-wide RNAi screen in C. elegans and found that silencing the nuclear export protein XPO-1/XPO1 enhances autophagy by significantly enriching HLH-30 in the nucleus, which is accompanied by proteostatic benefits and improved longevity. Lifespan extension via xpo-1 silencing requires HLH-30 and autophagy, overlapping mechanistically with several established longevity models...
May 15, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767944/theranostic-niosomes-for-efficient-sirna-microrna-delivery-and-activatable-near-infrared-fluorescent-tracking-of-stem-cells
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Chuanxu Yang, Shan Gao, Ping Song, Frederik Dagnaes-Hansen, Maria Jakobsen, Jørgen Kjems
RNA interference (RNAi) mediated gene regulation in stem cells offers great potential in regenerative medicine. In this study, we developed a theranostic platform for efficient delivery of small RNAs (siRNA/miRNA) to human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) to promote differentiation, and meanwhile, to specifically label the transfected cells for in vivo tracking purpose. We encapsulated indocyanine green (ICG) in a nonionic surfactant vesicle, termed "niosome", that is mainly composed of a nonionic surfactant sorbitan monooleate (Span 80) and a cationic lipid 1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP)...
May 16, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767723/isca1-mutation-in-a-patient-with-infantile-onset-leukodystrophy-causes-defects-in-mitochondrial-4fe-4s-proteins
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Alessandra Torraco, Oliver Stehling, Claudia Stümpfig, Ralf Rösser, Domenico De Rasmo, Giuseppe Fiermonte, Daniela Verrigni, Teresa Rizza, Angelo Vozza, Michela Di Nottia, Daria Diodato, Diego Martinelli, Fiorella Piemonte, Carlo Dionisi-Vici, Enrico Bertini, Roland Lill, Rosalba Carrozzo
Multiple Mitochondrial Dysfunction Syndromes (MMDS) comprise a group of severe autosomal recessive diseases characterized by impaired respiration and lipoic acid metabolism, resulting in infantile-onset mitochondrial encephalopathy, non-ketotic hyperglycinemia, myopathy, lactic acidosis and early death. Four different MMDS have been analyzed in detail according to the genes involved in the disease, MMDS1 (NFU1), MMDS2 (BOLA3), MMDS3 (IBA57), and MMDS4 (ISCA2). MMDS5 has recently been described in a clinical case report of patients carrying a mutation in ISCA1, but with no further functional analysis...
May 14, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767552/ravl1-activates-brassinosteroids-and-ethylene-signaling-to-modulate-response-to-sheath-blight-disease-in-rice
#17
De Peng Yuan, Chong Zhang, Zi Yuan Wang, Li Tian Ya, Xiao Feng Zhu, Yuan Hu Xuan
Rhizoctonia solani causes sheath blight disease in rice; however, the defense mechanism of rice plants against R. solani remains elusive. To analyze the roles of brassinosteroid (BR) and ethylene signaling on rice defense to R. solani, wild-type (WT) rice and several mutants and over-expressing (OX) lines were inoculated with R. solani. Mutants d61-1 and d2 were less susceptible to sheath blight disease, bri1-D was more susceptible, and ravl1 and d61-1/EIL1 Ri5 were similarly susceptible compared to WT. The double mutant ravl1/d61-1 was phenotypically similar to the ravl1 mutant...
May 16, 2018: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767260/rnai%C3%A2-mediated-downregulation-of-asparaginase%C3%A2-like-protein-1-inhibits-growth-and-promotes-apoptosis-of-human-cervical-cancer-line-siha
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Xiao-Feng Lv, Han-Qing Hong, Ling Liu, Shi-Hong Cui, Chen-Chen Ren, Hong-Yu Li, Xiao-An Zhang, Lin-Dong Zhang, Tian-Xiang Wei, Jin-Jin Liu, Wen-Ying Xing, Han Fu, Shu-Jun Yan
Asparaginase like 1 (ASRGL1) protein belongs to the N‑terminal nucleophile group, cleaving the isoaspartyl‑dipeptides and L‑asparagine by adding water. It tends to be overexpressed in cancerous tumors including ovarian cancer and breast tumors. The present study assessed the potential ability of ASRGL1 as a molecular target in gene‑based cervical cancer treatment. The protein expression level of ASRGL1 was determined in paraffin‑embedded tumor specimen by immunohistochemistry. Additionally, in order to assess the activity of ASRGL1 during the process of cervical cancer cell multiplication, ASRGL1‑short hairpin (sh) RNA‑expressing lentivirus was established, which was used to infect SiHa cells...
May 14, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765408/the-interaction-between-bmal1-and-per2-in-mouse-bmsc-osteogenic-differentiation
#19
Haiya Zhuo, Yuhong Wang, Qing Zhao
The circadian clock is a system that controls endogenous time of organisms, and it regulates the physiology and behavior of bodies. The transcription factors Brain and Muscle ARNT-like Protein 1 (BMAL1) and Period2 (Per2) are components of the circadian clock, and they play vital roles in circadian clock function. Both Bmal1-/- mice and Per2-/- mice display obvious bone volume changes. In this study, we inhibited the expression of Bmal1 in bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) using a lentiviral vector harboring RNAi sequences, which increased the osteogenic differentiation capability of BMSCs...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765103/identification-of-a-flagellar-protein-implicated-in-the-gravitaxis-in-the-flagellate-euglena-gracilis
#20
Adeel Nasir, Aude Le Bail, Viktor Daiker, Janine Klima, Peter Richter, Michael Lebert
Flagellated cells are of great evolutionary importance across animal and plant species. Unlike higher plants, flagellated cells are involved in reproduction of macro-algae as well as in early diverging land plants. Euglena gracilis is an emerging flagellated model organism. The current study reports that a specific calmodulin (CaM2) involved in gravitaxis of E. gracilis interacts with an evolutionary conserved flagellar protein, EgPCDUF4201. The subsequent molecular analysis showed clearly that EgPCDUF4201 is also involved in gravitaxis...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
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