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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731181/mir%C3%A2-21-promotes-%C3%AE-%C3%A2-sma-and-collagen-i-expression-in-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-the-smad7-signaling-pathway
#1
Rong-Quan Fu, Dan-Ping Hu, Yi-Bing Hu, Liang Hong, Qing-Feng Sun, Ji-Guang Ding
The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of microRNA (miR)‑21 in regulating collagen I and Smad7 expression in activated rat hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Rat HSCs were isolated by single‑step density gradient centrifugation with Nycodenz. Cellular content of miR‑21, SMAD7, α‑smooth muscle actin (α‑SMA), collagen type I alpha 1 (COLLA1) and COLL alpha 2 (A2) mRNA was examined by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR), and cellular content of Smad7 and α‑SMA protein was detected by western blotting...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722430/multi-amplified-sensing-of-microrna-by-a-small-dna-fragment-driven-enzymatic-cascade-reaction
#2
Eunjung Kim, Philip D Howes, Spencer W Crowder, Molly M Stevens
Combining technological developments such as nanomaterials, DNA nanotechnology, and functional enzymes has great potential to facilitate next generation high performance molecular diagnostic systems. In this work, we describe a microRNA (miRNA) detection assay that combines target recycling and isothermal amplification in an elegantly designed enzyme-mediated cascade reaction. Target recycling is driven by the action of duplex-specific nuclease (DSN), resulting in highly amplified translation of input miRNA to short output DNA fragments...
January 27, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714698/microrna-intercellular-transfer-and-bioelectrical-regulation-of-model-multicellular-ensembles-by-the-gap-junction-connectivity
#3
Javier Cervera, Salvador Meseguer, Salvador Mafe
We have studied theoretically the microRNA (miRNA) intercellular transfer through voltage-gated gap junctions in terms of a biophysically-grounded system of coupled differential equations. Instead of modeling a specific system, we use a general approach describing the interplay between the genetic mechanisms and the single-cell electric potentials. The dynamics of the multicellular ensemble are simulated under different conditions including spatially-inhomogeneous transcription rates and local intercellular transfer of miRNAs...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710827/comparison-of-non-coding-rnas-in-exosomes-and-functional-efficacy-of-human-embryonic-stem-cell-versus-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#4
Won Hee Lee, Wenyi Chen, Ning-Yi Shao, Dan Xiao, Xulei Qin, Natalie Baker, Hye Ryeong Michelle Bae, Praveen Shukla, Haodi Wu, Kazuki Kodo, Sang-Ging Ong, Joseph C Wu
BACKGROUND: Both human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (ESC-CMs) and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) can serve as unlimited cell sources for cardiac regenerative therapy. However, the functional equivalency between human ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs for cardiac regenerative therapy has not been demonstrated. Here we performed a head-to-head comparison of ESC-CMs and iPSC-CMs in their ability to restore cardiac function in a rat myocardial infarction (MI) model as well as their exosomal secretome...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706757/biological-involvement-of-micrornas-in-proliferative-vitreoretinopathy
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REVIEW
Hiroki Kaneko, Hiroko Terasaki
Even with a high surgical success rate for retinal detachment and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) supported by the robust improvement in vitrectomy surgery and its related devices, certain questions still remain for the pathogenesis and treatment of PVR. One of the important biological events in PVR is epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. MicroRNAs are noncoding, small, single-strand RNAs that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression and have essential roles in homeostasis and pathogenesis in many diseases...
July 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698800/metformin-induced-ablation-of-microrna-21-5p-releases-sestrin-1-and-cab39l-antitumoral-activities
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Claudio Pulito, Federica Mori, Andrea Sacconi, Frauke Goeman, Maria Ferraiuolo, Patrizia Pasanisi, Carlo Campagnoli, Franco Berrino, Maurizio Fanciulli, Rebecca J Ford, Massimo Levrero, Natalia Pediconi, Ludovica Ciuffreda, Michele Milella, Gregory R Steinberg, Mario Cioce, Paola Muti, Sabrina Strano, Giovanni Blandino
Metformin is a commonly prescribed type II diabetes medication that exhibits promising anticancer effects. Recently, these effects were found to be associated, at least in part, with a modulation of microRNA expression. However, the mechanisms by which single modulated microRNAs mediate the anticancer effects of metformin are not entirely clear and knowledge of such a process could be vital to maximize the potential therapeutic benefits of this safe and well-tolerated therapy. Our analysis here revealed that the expression of miR-21-5p was downregulated in multiple breast cancer cell lines treated with pharmacologically relevant doses of metformin...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693796/regulatory-effects-of-berberine-on-micrornome-in-cancer-and-other-conditions
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REVIEW
Seyed Hasan Ayati, Badrieh Fazeli, Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Arrigo F G Cicero, Matteo Pirro, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Berberine (BBR) is an isoquinoline alkaloid found in different plant families such as Berberidaceae, Ranunculaceae, and Papaveraceae. BBR is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, lipid-modifying, anticancer, anti-diabetic, antibacterial, antiparasitic and fungicide activities. Multiple pharmacological actions of BBR stem from different molecular targets of this phytochemical. MicroRNAs (miRs) are single-stranded, evolutionary conserved, small non-coding RNA molecules with a length of 19-23 nucleotides that are involved in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression through binding to the 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR) of target mRNA...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693405/genetics-and-immunodysfunction-underlying-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-and-immunomodulant-treatment-approaches
#8
Arash Salmaninejad, Arezoo Gowhari, Seyedmojtaba Hosseini, Saeed Aslani, Meysam Yousefi, Tayyeb Bahrami, Masoume Ebrahimi, Abolfazl Nesaei, Masoud Zal
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic autoimmune condition primarily prevalent in populations along the Mediterranean Sea. The exact etiology of BD has not been fully explained yet, but the disease occurrence is associated with a genetic factor, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B51 antigen. Among the various immunodysfunctions that are found in BD, patients are increased neutrophil motility and superoxide production, as well as elevated production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and decreased production of interleukin (IL)-10...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685672/micrornas-mediated-mmp-regulation-current-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies-for-metabolic-syndrome
#9
Sharad Saxena, Aditi Jain, Vibha Rani
Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a global socioeconomic problem rapidly progressing in accordance with increasing body mass index (BMI) and age. It is a consortium of risk factors, such as dyslipidaemia, insulin resistance, leptin resistance, reduced adiponectin, glucose intolerance, hyperglycemia, and hypertension. Collectively, these factors accelerate the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and certain cancers such as breast, liver pancreatic, and colon cancer. Extracellular matrix (ECM) and basement membrane remodeling play a central role during pathogenesis of MS as they regulate diverse cell functions including proliferation, differentiation, and migration...
July 7, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683746/multi-omics-of-34-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines-a-resource-for-biomedical-studies
#10
Kaja C G Berg, Peter W Eide, Ina A Eilertsen, Bjarne Johannessen, Jarle Bruun, Stine A Danielsen, Merete Bjørnslett, Leonardo A Meza-Zepeda, Mette Eknæs, Guro E Lind, Ola Myklebost, Rolf I Skotheim, Anita Sveen, Ragnhild A Lothe
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines are widely used pre-clinical model systems. Comprehensive insights into their molecular characteristics may improve model selection for biomedical studies. METHODS: We have performed DNA, RNA and protein profiling of 34 cell lines, including (i) targeted deep sequencing (n = 612 genes) to detect single nucleotide variants and insertions/deletions; (ii) high resolution DNA copy number profiling; (iii) gene expression profiling at exon resolution; (iv) small RNA expression profiling by deep sequencing; and (v) protein expression analysis (n = 297 proteins) by reverse phase protein microarrays...
July 6, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677815/variant-snps-at-the-microrna-complementary-site-in-the-b7%C3%A2-h1-3-%C3%A2-untranslated-region-increase-the-risk-of-non%C3%A2-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Wenwen Du, Jianjie Zhu, Yanbin Chen, Yuanyuan Zeng, Dan Shen, Nan Zhang, Weiwei Ning, Zeyi Liu, Jian-An Huang
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in microRNA‑binding sites located in the 3'‑untranslated region (UTR) of target genes can have an effect on the interaction of microRNA‑mediated regulation, which results in changes in the expression levels of target genes ultimately associated with cancer risk and patient prognosis. However, the role of SNPs at the 3'‑UTR of B7‑H1 in the susceptibility of non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains to be fully elucidated. In the present study, SNPs with a minor allele frequency >10%, which were located at the microRNA complementary site in the PD‑L1 3'‑UTR, were selected via bioinformatic prediction using Ensembl and miRanda 2010...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677679/microrna-cluster-mir-17-92-regulates-multiple-functionally-related-voltage-gated-potassium-channels-in-chronic-neuropathic-pain
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Atsushi Sakai, Fumihito Saitow, Motoyo Maruyama, Noriko Miyake, Koichi Miyake, Takashi Shimada, Takashi Okada, Hidenori Suzuki
miR-17-92 is a microRNA cluster with six distinct members. Here, we show that the miR-17-92 cluster and its individual members modulate chronic neuropathic pain. All cluster members are persistently upregulated in primary sensory neurons after nerve injury. Overexpression of miR-18a, miR-19a, miR-19b and miR-92a cluster members elicits mechanical allodynia in rats, while their blockade alleviates mechanical allodynia in a rat model of neuropathic pain. Plausible targets for the miR-17-92 cluster include genes encoding numerous voltage-gated potassium channels and their modulatory subunits...
July 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674382/the-destiny-of-the-resistance-susceptibility-against-gcrv-is-controlled-by-epigenetic-mechanisms-in-cik-cells
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Xueying Shang, Chunrong Yang, Quanyuan Wan, Youliang Rao, Jianguo Su
Hemorrhagic disease caused by grass carp reovirus (GCRV) has severely threatened the grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) cultivation industry. It is noteworthy that the resistance against GCRV infection was reported to be inheritable, and identified at both individual and cellular levels. Therefore, this work was inspired and dedicated to unravel the molecular mechanisms of fate decision post GCRV infection in related immune cells. Foremost, the resistant and susceptible CIK (C. idella kidney) monoclonal cells were established by single cell sorting, subculturing and infection screening successively...
July 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669338/microrna-key-to-angiogenesis-regulation-mirna-biology-and-therapy
#14
Ankit Tiwari, Bratati Mukherjee, Manjusha Dixit
Angiogenesis is involved in maintaining normal physiological processes like embryonic development, wound healing, inflammation and reproduction. Pathogenesis of various diseases like diabetic retinopathy, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer are associated with imbalanced angiogenesis. Angiogenic stimulators and inhibitors act together for keeping angiogenic switch in balance. Recently miRNAs have been found to regulate various stages of angiogenesis. miRNAs are 21-23 nucleotides long, single stranded, noncoding RNA molecules generated endogenously...
June 30, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665351/specific-depletion-of-leukemic-stem-cells-can-micrornas-make-the-difference
#15
REVIEW
Tania Martiáñez Canales, David C de Leeuw, Eline Vermue, Gert J Ossenkoppele, Linda Smit
For over 40 years the standard treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients has been a combination of chemotherapy consisting of cytarabine and an anthracycline such as daunorubicin. This standard treatment results in complete remission (CR) in the majority of AML patients. However, despite these high CR rates, only 30-40% (<60 years) and 10-20% (>60 years) of patients survive five years after diagnosis. The main cause of this treatment failure is insufficient eradication of a subpopulation of chemotherapy resistant leukemic cells with stem cell-like properties, often referred to as "leukemic stem cells" (LSCs)...
June 30, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656198/mir-202-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-targeting-stat3
#16
Zhonghai Zhao, Bin Lv, Li Zhang, Nana Zhao, Yan Lv
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a group of non-protein‑coding, short single-stranded RNAs, which are considered as promising molecular markers and therapeutic targets in several cancers. The present study explored the expression patterns and functional roles of miR‑202 in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The expression levels of miR‑202 were determined in NSCLC tissues and cell lines using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT‑qPCR). The functional impact of miR‑202 overexpression on NSCLC cell viability, migration and invasion were evaluated using Cell Counting Kit‑8 reagent and Transwell migration and invasion assays, respectively...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646209/upregulation-of-circulating-microrna-134-in-adult-onset-still-s-disease-and-its-use-as-potential-biomarker
#17
Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Chia-Wei Hsieh, Hsin-Hua Chen, Hsiu-Chin Lee, Wei-Ting Hung, Kuo-Tung Tang, Der-Yuan Chen
Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a multi-systemic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology. To date, no single diagnostic test is available for AOSD. Herein, we investigated the pathogenic role of microRNAs in AOSD. MicroRNA profiles in plasma from AOSD patients and healthy controls were analyzed by microarray analysis, followed by quantitative reverse transcription PCR validation. The biological functions of microRNAs were evaluated using in vitro cell-based assay. Among the differentially expressed microRNAs, microRNA-134 (miR-134) expression was positively correlated with AOSD activity scores and significantly decreased after effective treatment...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642156/tgf%C3%AE-smad-microrna-486-3p-signaling-axis-mediates-keratin-17-expression-and-keratinocyte-hyperproliferation-in-psoriasis
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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