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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642156/tgf%C3%AE-smad-microrna-486-3p-signaling-axis-mediates-keratin-17-expression-and-keratinocyte-hyperproliferation-in-psoriasis
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Man Jiang, Zhongbin Sun, Erle Dang, Bing Li, Hui Fang, Junqin Li, Lin Gao, Kaiming Zhang, Gang Wang
Keratin 17 (K17) is strongly expressed in psoriatic lesions but not healthy skin, and plays a crucial role in disease pathogenesis. The mechanism of aberrant K17 expression in psoriasis has not been fully elucidated. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, single-stranded, noncoding RNAs that play important roles in regulating gene expression. Psoriasis exhibits a specific miRNA expression profile distinct from that of healthy skin. In this study, we showed that miR-486-3p was markedly reduced in psoriatic epidermis and negatively correlated with the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) score...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625657/synergy-between-next-generation-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-and-mir-34a-in-the-inhibition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Jane Zhao, Adriana Guerrero, Kevin Kelnar, Heidi J Peltier, Andreas G Bader
OBJECTIVES: EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are widely used to treat NSCLC, primarily patients with activating mutations, with more limited response in wild-type disease. However, even with EGFR-mutated disease, many patients fail to respond, most who initially respond fail to respond completely, and almost all develop resistance and inevitably progress. New therapeutic options that improve these outcomes could provide substantial clinical benefit. We previously demonstrated strong synergistic effects between erlotinib and the tumor suppressor microRNA miR-34a, sensitizing NSCLC cells with primary resistance (EGFR wild-type) and restoring sensitivity in cells with acquired resistance...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624790/co-targeting-of-igf1r-mtor-pathway-by-mir-497-and-mir-99a-impairs-hepatocellular-carcinoma-development
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Henghui Cheng, Jin Xue, Shouhua Yang, Yaobin Chen, Yu Wang, Yuanli Zhu, Xiaoyan Wang, Dong Kuang, Qiurong Ruan, Yaqi Duan, Guoping Wang
Persistent activation of IGF1R/mTOR signaling pathway plays crucial role in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, our goal was to elucidate microRNAs (miRNAs) targeting IGF1R/mTOR and the therapeutic potential of single or dual miRNA on HCC development. In this study, we found that miR-497 and miR-99a that target the 3'-UTR of both IGF1R and mTOR were down-regulated in HCC human tissues and cell lines. Functional assay revealed that ectopic expression of miR-497 or miR-99a in HCC cells resulted in a significant inhibition on tumor growth and invasiveness in vitro and tumor development in vivo via repressing the expression of IGF1R and mTOR...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621414/micrornas-in-drosophila-regulate-cell-fate-by-repressing-single-mrna-targets
#4
Noam Perry, Marina Volin, Hila Toledano
Regulation of gene expression governs all aspects of the lifespan of the organism, such as embryonic development, stem cell differentiation, reproduction and aging. Among the most important regulators of these extremely complex processes are microRNAs (miRNAs), small non-coding RNAs that repress gene expression by binding to primary sequences on the mRNA of their target. Theoretically, the mere existence of a miRNA recognition sequence on a given mRNA is sufficient to generate a functional response. Since these short sequences are abundant, one miRNA can potentially bind to multiple targets, thus generating endless possible biological outcomes...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611354/chronic-low-dose-exposure-to-a-mixture-of-environmental-endocrine-disruptors-induces-micrornas-isomirs-deregulation-in-mouse-concomitant-with-intratesticular-estradiol-reduction
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Julio Buñay, Eduardo Larriba, Ricardo D Moreno, Jesús Del Mazo
Humans are environmentally exposed not only to single endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) but to mixtures that affect their reproductive health. In reproductive tissues, microRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging as key targets of EDCs. Here, we analysed changes in the testis "miRNome" (and their biogenesis mechanism) in chronically exposed adult mice to a cocktail of five EDCs containing 0.3 mg/kg-body weight (BW)/day of each phthalate (DEHP, DBP, BBP) and 0.05 mg/kg-BW/day of each alkylphenol (NP, OP), from conception to adulthood...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607505/predictive-genetic-markers-in-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-esophageal-cancer-a-long-way-to-go-review-of-the-literature
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M Gusella, E Pezzolo, Y Modena, C Barile, D Menon, G Crepaldi, F La Russa, A P Fraccon, F Pasini
The role of genetic molecular markers in neoadjuvant treatment for locally advanced esophageal cancer has been reviewed, focusing strictly on concurrent chemoradiation protocols followed by surgery. Eleven studies evaluated the role of mRNA expression profile; the end point was overall survival (OS) in two studies and different definitions of histological response in nine. Genes reported as significant were involved in cell cycle control (30), apoptosis (7), structural molecules (9), cell metabolism (6) and DNA repair (1)...
June 13, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599420/gene-and-mirna-expression-profiles-of-mouse-lewis-lung-carcinoma-llc1-cells-following-single-or-fractionated-dose-irradiation
#7
Vaidotas Stankevicius, Karolina Kuodyte, Diana Schveigert, Danute Bulotiene, Tomas Paulauskas, Kristina Daniunaite, Kestutis Suziedelis
In clinical practice ionizing radiation (IR) is primarily applied to cancer treatment in the form of fractionated dose (FD) irradiation. Despite this fact, a substantially higher amount of current knowledge in the field of radiobiology comes from in vitro studies based on the cellular response to single dose (SD) irradiation. In addition, intrinsic and acquired resistance to IR remains an issue in clinical practice, leading to radiotherapy treatment failure. Numerous previous studies suggest that an improved understanding of the molecular processes involved in the radiation-induced DNA damage response to FD irradiation could improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586459/fastmir-an-rna-based-sensor-for-in-vitro-quantification-and-live-cell-localization-of-small-rnas
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Kun Huang, Francis Doyle, Zachary E Wurz, Scott A Tenenbaum, Reza K Hammond, Jeffrey L Caplan, Blake C Meyers
Small RNAs, including microRNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), play a variety of important regulatory roles in many eukaryotes. Their small size has made it challenging to study them directly in live cells. Here we describe an RNA-based fluorescent sensor for small RNA detection both in vitro and in vivo, adaptable for any small RNA. It utilizes an sxRNA switch for detection of miRNA-mRNA interactions combined with a fluorophore-binding sequence 'Spinach', a GFP-like RNA aptamer for which the RNA-fluorophore complex exhibits strong and consistent fluorescence under an excitation wavelength...
June 6, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584893/development-of-novel-monoclonal-antibodies-for-evaluation-of-transmembrane-prostate-androgen-induced-protein-1-tmepai-expression-patterns-in-gastric-cancer
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Mikhail S Karbyshev, Evgeniya S Grigoryeva, Viktor V Volkomorov, Elisabeth Kremmer, Alexander Huber, Irina V Mitrofanova, Evgeniya V Kaigorodova, Marina V Zavyalova, Julia G Kzhyshkowska, Nadezda V Cherdyntseva, Evgeny L Choynzonov
Transmembrane prostate androgen-induced protein 1 (TMEPAI) is a single-span membrane protein, functionally involved in transforming growth factor beta signaling pathway. The particular protein presented in cells in three isoforms, which differs in the length of the soluble N-terminal extracellular domain, making it challenging for the immunochemical recognition. By using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, we identified significant upregulation of PMEPA1 gene expression in malignant tissues of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma...
June 5, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584635/interactions-between-polymorphisms-in-the-3-untranslated-region-of-the-cyclin-dependent-kinase-6-gene-and-the-human-papillomavirus-infection-and-risk-of-cervical-precancerous-lesions
#10
Xingguang Ye, Lipeng Jing, Xingming Zhong, Di Xiao, Meiling Ou, Congcong Guo, Guang Yang, Chunxia Jing, Xiangcai Wei
The human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is essential for the development of cervical cancer and its precursor lesions. However, only certain persistently infected individuals develop cervical cancer. Cyclin-dependent kinase 6 (CDK6) is a critical regulatory cancer-associated gene in the cell cycle and in tumorigenesis. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in microRNA sites in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of target genes may result in target gene expression level changes and susceptibility to diseases, including cancer...
June 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582492/genome-scale-identification-of-microrna-related-snps-associated-with-risk-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Owen M Wilkins, Alexander J Titus, Jiang Gui, Melissa Eliot, Rondi A Butler, Erich M Sturgis, Guojun Li, Karl T Kelsey, Brock C Christensen
Polymorphisms in microRNAs and their target sites can disrupt microRNA-dependent gene regulation, and have been associated with cancer susceptibility. However, genome-scale analyses of microRNA-related genetic variation in cancer are lacking. We tested the associations of ~40,000 common (MAF≥5%), microRNA-related single nucleotide polymorphisms (miR-SNPs), with risk of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) in a discovery population, and validated selected loci in an independent population among a total of 2,198 cases and 2,180 controls...
June 5, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580184/a-fine-tune-role-of-mir-125a-5p-on-foxn1-during-age-associated-changes-in-the-thymus
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Minwen Xu, Olga Sizova, Liefeng Wang, Dong-Ming Su
Decline of transcription factor FoxN1, which predominantly regulates thymic epithelial cell (TEC) differentiation and homeostasis lifelong, is demonstrated to be casually related to age-related thymic involution. Whereas, a global role of microRNAs (miRNAs) has also been demonstrated to control and maintain TEC-constituting thymic microenvironment and to be changed in expression profile in the aged thymus. Therefore, it is urgently necessary to build knowledge regarding whether and which miRNAs regulate FoxN1 gene in the aged thymus...
May 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579964/association-between-polymorphisms-in-micrornas-and-risk-of-urological-cancer-a-meta-analysis-based-on-17-019-subjects
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Yu-Hui Wang, Han-Ning Hu, Hong Weng, Hao Chen, Chang-Liang Luo, Jia Ji, Chang-Qing Yin, Chun-Hui Yuan, Fu-Bing Wang
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that some single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) existing in miRNAs correlate with the susceptibility to urological cancers. However, a clear consensus still not reached due to the limited statistical power in individual study. Thus, we concluded a meta-analysis to systematically evaluate the association between microRNA SNPs and urological cancer risk. Eligible studies were collected from PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and CNKI databases. Pooled odds ratio (OR) and corresponding 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were calculated to assess the strength of the relationships between three SNPs (miR-196a2, C>T rs11614913; miR-146a, G>C rs2910164; and miR-499, A>G rs3746444) and the risk of urological cancers...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577032/advancements-in-the-study-of-mirna-regulation-during-the-cell-cycle-in-human-pituitary-adenomas
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REVIEW
Ting Zhang, Zijiang Yang, Heng Gao
Pituitary adenomas (PAs), single-clone adenomas arising from pituitary gland cells, comprise one of the most frequent tumors found in the sella region. The prevalence of PAs is approximately 15%, third only after gliomas and meningioma among intracranial tumors. Autopsy and radiological analysis found that the incidence of PAs is approximately 22.5%. Most PAs are benign, although a few are malignant. Just 0.1% of patients with PAs develop pituitary carcinoma. However, owing to mass effects and unregulated secretion of pituitary hormones, PAs also lead to serious morbidity...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574612/basal-cell-carcinoma-pathogenesis-and-therapy-involving-hedgehog-signaling-and-beyond
#15
Anshika Bakshi, Sandeep C Chaudhary, Mehtab Rana, Craig A Elmets, Mohammad Athar
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) of the skin is driven by aberrant hedgehog signaling. Thus blocking this signaling pathway by small molecules such as vismodegib inhibits tumor growth. Primary cilium in the epidermal cells plays an integral role in the processing of hedgehog signaling related proteins. Recent genomic studies point to the involvement of additional genetic mutations that might be associated with the development of BCCs, suggesting significance of other signaling pathways, such as WNT, NOTCH, mTOR, and Hippo, aside from hedgehog in the pathogenesis of this human neoplasm...
June 2, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573855/nucleic-acid-amplification-free-bioluminescent-detection-of-micrornas-with-high-sensitivity-and-accuracy-based-on-controlled-target-degradation
#16
Qinfeng Xu, Fei Ma, Si-Qiang Huang, Bo Tang, Chun-Yang Zhang
Accurate and sensitive detection of microRNAs is crucial to clinical diagnosis and therapy. Most of microRNA assays require target conversion in combination with nucleic acid amplification to improve the detection sensitivity, which may compromise the assay accuracy and specificity. Herein we report a sensitive bioluminescent method for microRNA assay on the basis of controlled target degradation without target conversion and nucleic acid amplification. In this assay, the target microRNA can be specifically degraded by exonuclease III after hybridization to its complementary probe, releasing adenosine monophosphate (AMP) from microRNA itself...
June 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572500/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-improves-skeletal-muscle-regeneration-through-satellite-cell-fusion-with-myofibers-in-healthy-elderly-subjects
#17
Ester Sara Di Filippo, Rosa Mancinelli, Mariangela Marrone, Christian Doria, Vittore Verratti, Luana Toniolo, Josè Luiz Dantas, Stefania Fulle, Tiziana Pietrangelo
The aim was to determine whether neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) affects skeletal muscle regeneration through a reduction of oxidative status in satellite cells of healthy elderly subjects. Satellite cells from the Vastus lateralis skeletal muscle of 12 healthy elderly subjects before and after 8 weeks of NMES were allowed to proliferate to provide myogenic populations of adult stem cells (myogenic precursor cells; MPCs). These MPCs were then investigated in terms of their proliferation, their basal cytoplasmic free Ca(2+) concentrations, and their expression of myogenic regulatory factors (PAX3, PAX7, MYF5, MYOD, MYOG) and microRNAs (miR-1, miR-133a/b, miR-206)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559915/combining-results-from-distinct-microrna-target-prediction-tools-enhances-the-performance-of-analyses
#18
Arthur C Oliveira, Luiz A Bovolenta, Pedro G Nachtigall, Marcos E Herkenhoff, Ney Lemke, Danillo Pinhal
Target prediction is generally the first step toward recognition of bona fide microRNA (miRNA)-target interactions in living cells. Several target prediction tools are now available, which use distinct criteria and stringency to provide the best set of candidate targets for a single miRNA or a subset of miRNAs. However, there are many false-negative predictions, and consensus about the optimum strategy to select and use the output information provided by the target prediction tools is lacking. We compared the performance of four tools cited in literature-TargetScan (TS), miRanda-mirSVR (MR), Pita, and RNA22 (R22), and we determined the most effective approach for analyzing target prediction data (individual, union, or intersection)...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536328/-microrna-in-various-aspects-of-cancer-development
#19
Sho Nambara, Koshi Mimori
MicroRNAs(miRNAs)are small(18-25 nucleotides)noncoding RNA molecules that bind to partially complementary mRNA sequences, resulting in target degradation or translation inhibition. A single miRNA can influence the expression of hundreds of target genes, and miRNAs have been implicated as key molecules in various diseases, including cancer. Many studies have shown that the miRNAs play an important role in cancer cells and tumor microenvironment and may be biomarkers for early detection and therapeutic targets for various cancers...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509576/her2-positivity-may-confer-resistance-to-therapy-with-paclitaxel-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#20
Navideh Haghnavaz, Faezeh Asghari, Daniel Elieh Ali Komi, Dariush Shanehbandi, Behzad Baradaran, Tohid Kazemi
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short non-coding single-stranded RNAs. Involving in post-transcriptional gene silencing, miRNAs are thought to play important roles in many cancers such as breast cancer. Paclitaxel is used widely in the treatment of breast cancer. In this study, we investigated the effect of paclitaxel treatment on the expression levels of two oncomirs (oncomiRs), miR-21 and miR-203, in breast cancer cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MTT assay was performed to determine IC50 of paclitaxel for human breast cancer cell lines including MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, SKBR3 and BT-474...
May 16, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
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