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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651359/altered-mirna-and-pirna-profiles-in-cumulus-cells-from-patients-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve
#1
Dawei Chen, Zhiguo Zhang, Beili Chen, Dongmei Ji, Yan Hao, Ping Zhou, Zhaolian Wei, Yunxia Cao
Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) is defined as decreased number or quality of follicles and oocytes in a woman at childbearing age. It is estimated that up to 10% of women in the general population may suffer from DOR. The present study aims to comprehensively characterize miRNA and piRNA expression profiles in cumulus cells of DOR patients. Cumulus cells were collected from 20 women of similar chronological age who received assisted reproductive technology treatment, 10 with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), 10 with normal ovarian reserve (NOR)...
June 23, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647311/a-collection-of-brain-sections-of-euthanasia-victims-the-series-h-of-julius-hallervorden
#2
Heinz Wässle
Julius Hallervorden, a distinguished German neuropathologist, admitted on several occasions that he had received some five hundred brains of "euthanasia" victims from the Nazi killing centres for the insane. He investigated the brains in the summer of 1942; however, their traces were subsequently lost. The present study shows, that the Series H, which was part of the Hallervorden collection of brain sections in the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, comprises the brain sections of the above mentioned five hundred euthanasia victims...
June 21, 2017: Endeavour
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646211/increasing-cell-density-globally-enhances-the-biogenesis-of-piwi-interacting-rnas-in-bombyx-mori-germ-cells
#3
Shozo Honda, Phillipe Loher, Keisuke Morichika, Megumi Shigematsu, Takuya Kawamura, Yoriko Kirino, Isidore Rigoutsos, Yohei Kirino
Piwi proteins and their bound Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are predominantly expressed in the germline and play crucial roles in germline development by silencing transposons and other targets. Bombyx mori BmN4 cells are culturable germ cells that equip the piRNA pathway. Because of the scarcity of piRNA-expressing culturable cells, BmN4 cells are being utilized for the analyses of piRNA biogenesis. We here report that the piRNA biogenesis in BmN4 cells is regulated by cell density. As cell density increased, the abundance of Piwi proteins and piRNA biogenesis factors was commonly upregulated, resulting in an increased number of perinuclear nuage-like granules where Piwi proteins localize...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645172/the-biogenesis-pathway-of-trna-derived-pirnas-in-bombyx-germ-cells
#4
Shozo Honda, Takuya Kawamura, Phillipe Loher, Keisuke Morichika, Isidore Rigoutsos, Yohei Kirino
Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) function in translational machinery and further serves as a source of short non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). tRNA-derived ncRNAs show differential expression profiles and play roles in many biological processes beyond translation. Molecular mechanisms that shape and regulate their expression profiles are largely unknown. Here, we report the mechanism of biogenesis for tRNA-derived Piwi-interacting RNAs (td-piRNAs) expressed in Bombyx BmN4 cells. In the cells, two cytoplasmic tRNA species, tRNAAspGUC and tRNAHisGUG, served as major sources for td-piRNAs, which were derived from the 5΄-part of the respective tRNAs...
June 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645154/alg-5-is-a-mirna-associated-argonaute-required-for-proper-developmental-timing-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-germline
#5
Kristen C Brown, Joshua M Svendsen, Rachel M Tucci, Brooke E Montgomery, Taiowa A Montgomery
Caenorhabditis elegans contains 25 Argonautes, of which, ALG-1 and ALG-2 are known to primarily interact with miRNAs. ALG-5 belongs to the AGO subfamily of Argonautes that includes ALG-1 and ALG-2, but its role in small RNA pathways is unknown. We analyzed by high-throughput sequencing the small RNAs associated with ALG-5, ALG-1 and ALG-2, as well as changes in mRNA expression in alg-5, alg-1 and alg-2 mutants. We show that ALG-5 defines a distinct branch of the miRNA pathway affecting the expression of genes involved in immunity, defense, and development...
June 22, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633017/distinct-roles-of-rna-helicases-mvh-and-tdrd9-in-piwi-slicing-triggered-mammalian-pirna-biogenesis-and-function
#6
Joanna M Wenda, David Homolka, Zhaolin Yang, Pietro Spinelli, Ravi Sachidanandam, Radha Raman Pandey, Ramesh S Pillai
Small RNAs called PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) act as an immune system to suppress transposable elements in the animal gonads. A poorly understood adaptive pathway links cytoplasmic slicing of target RNA by the PIWI protein MILI to loading of target-derived piRNAs into nuclear MIWI2. Here we demonstrate that MILI slicing generates a 16-nt by-product that is discarded and a pre-piRNA intermediate that is used for phased piRNA production. The ATPase activity of Mouse Vasa Homolog (MVH) is essential for processing the intermediate into piRNAs, ensuring transposon silencing and male fertility...
June 19, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632173/gene-expression-profiling-reveals-potential-players-of-left-right-asymmetry-in-female-chicken-gonads
#7
Zhiyi Wan, Yanan Lu, Lei Rui, Xiaoxue Yu, Fang Yang, Chengfang Tu, Zandong Li
Most female birds develop only a left ovary, whereas males develop bilateral testes. The mechanism underlying this process is still not completely understood. Here, we provide a comprehensive transcriptional analysis of female chicken gonads and identify novel candidate side-biased genes. RNA-Seq analysis was carried out on total RNA harvested from the left and right gonads on embryonic day 6 (E6), E12, and post-hatching day 1 (D1). By comparing the gene expression profiles between the left and right gonads, 347 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were obtained on E6, 3730 were obtained on E12, and 2787 were obtained on D1...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630288/intact-pirna-pathway-prevents-l1-mobilization-in-male-meiosis
#8
Simon J Newkirk, Suman Lee, Fiorella C Grandi, Valeriya Gaysinskaya, James M Rosser, Nicole Vanden Berg, Cathryn A Hogarth, Maria C N Marchetto, Alysson R Muotri, Michael D Griswold, Ping Ye, Alex Bortvin, Fred H Gage, Jef D Boeke, Wenfeng An
The PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) pathway is essential for retrotransposon silencing. In piRNA-deficient mice, L1-overexpressing male germ cells exhibit excessive DNA damage and meiotic defects. It remains unknown whether L1 expression simply highlights piRNA deficiency or actually drives the germ-cell demise. Specifically, the sheer abundance of genomic L1 copies prevents reliable quantification of new insertions. Here, we developed a codon-optimized L1 transgene that is controlled by an endogenous mouse L1 promoter...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630141/temperature-responsive-mirnas-in-drosophila-orchestrate-adaptation-to-different-ambient-temperatures
#9
Isabel Fast, Charlotte Hewel, Laura Wester, Julia Schumacher, Daniel Gebert, Hans Zischler, Christian Berger, David Rosenkranz
The majority of Drosophila genes are expressed in a temperature-dependent manner, but the way in which small RNAs may contribute to this effect is completely unknown as we currently lack an idea of how small RNA transcriptomes change as a function of temperature. Applying high throughput sequencing techniques complemented by quantitative real-time PCR experiments, we demonstrate that altered ambient temperature induces drastic, but reversible changes in sequence composition and total abundance of both, miRNA- and piRNA populations...
June 19, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630098/comparative-micrornaome-analysis-of-the-testis-and-ovary-of-the-chinese-giant-salamander
#10
Rui Chen, Jian Du, Lin Ma, Li-Qing Wang, Sheng-Song Xie, Chang-Ming Yang, Xian-Yong Lan, Chuan-Ying Pan, Wu-Zi Dong
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 18-24 nucleotides non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression by post-transcriptional suppression of mRNA. The Chinese giant salamander (CGS, Andrias davidianus), which is an endangered species, has become one of important models of animal evolution; however, no miRNA studies on this species have been conducted. In this study, two small RNA libraries of CGS ovary and testis were constructed using deep sequencing technology. A bioinformatics pipeline was developed to distinguish miRNA sequences from other classes of small RNAs represented in the sequencing data...
June 19, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624202/2l-pirna-a-two-layer-ensemble-classifier-for-identifying-piwi-interacting-rnas-and-their-function
#11
Bin Liu, Fan Yang, Kuo-Chen Chou
Involved with important cellular or gene functions and implicated with many kinds of cancers, piRNAs, or piwi-interacting RNAs, are of small non-coding RNA with around 19-33 nt in length. Given a small non-coding RNA molecule, can we predict whether it is of piRNA according to its sequence information alone? Furthermore, there are two types of piRNA: one has the function of instructing target mRNA deadenylation, and the other does not. Can we discriminate one from the other? With the avalanche of RNA sequences emerging in the postgenomic age, it is urgent to address the two problems for both basic research and drug development...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622364/ipirid-integrative-approach-for-pirna-prediction-using-genomic-and-epigenomic-data
#12
Anouar Boucheham, Vivien Sommard, Farida Zehraoui, Adnane Boualem, Mohamed Batouche, Abdelhafid Bendahmane, David Israeli, Fariza Tahi
Many computational tools have been proposed during the two last decades for predicting piRNAs, which are molecules with important role in post-transcriptional gene regulation. However, these tools are mostly based on only one feature that is generally related to the sequence. Discoveries in the domain of piRNAs are still in their beginning stages, and recent publications have shown many new properties. Here, we propose an integrative approach for piRNA prediction in which several types of genomic and epigenomic properties that can be used to characterize these molecules are examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618124/pir-823-contributes-to-colorectal-tumorigenesis-by-enhancing-the-transcriptional-activity-of-hsf1
#13
Jie Yin, Xiao-Yu Jiang, Wei Qi, Chen-Guang Ji, Xiao-Li Xie, Dong-Xuan Zhang, Zi-Jin Cui, Cun-Kai Wang, Yun Bai, Jia Wang, Hui-Qing Jiang
Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs), a novel class of small non-coding RNA, were first discovered in germline cells and are thought to silence transposons in spermatogenesis. Recently, piRNAs have also been identified in somatic tissues, and aberrant expression of piRNAs in tumor tissues may be implicated in carcinogenesis. However, the function of piR-823 in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. Here, we first found that piR-823 was significantly up-regulated in CRC tissues compared with its expression in the adjacent tissues...
June 15, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602845/silencing-of-transposable-elements-by-pirnas-in-drosophila-an-evolutionary-perspective
#14
REVIEW
Shiqi Luo, Jian Lu
Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA sequences that can move within the genome. TEs have greatly shaped the genomes, transcriptomes, and proteomes of the host organisms through a variety of mechanisms. However, TEs generally disrupt genes and destabilize the host genomes, which substantially reduce fitness of the host organisms. Understanding the genomic distribution and evolutionary dynamics of TEs will greatly deepen our understanding of the TE-mediated biological processes. Most TE insertions are highly polymorphic in Drosophila melanogaster, providing us a good system to investigate the evolution of TEs at the population level...
June 8, 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601066/induction-of-transposon-silencing-in-the-drosophila-germline
#15
REVIEW
S S Ryazansky, A D Stolyarenko, M S Klenov, V A Gvozdev
In this review we consider the role of the piRNA system in transposable element silencing in the Drosophila melanogaster germline. We focus on new data that demonstrate the mechanisms of initiation of piRNA biogenesis in ovarian germinal cells and the role of Piwi protein in this process, including our own results.
May 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595904/characterization-of-armitage-and-yb-containing-granules-and-their-relationship-to-nuage-in-ovary-derived-cultured-silkworm-cell
#16
Anandrao Ashok Patil, Tsuneyuki Tatsuke, Hiroaki Mon, Jae Man Lee, Daisuke Morokuma, Masato Hino, Takahiro Kusakabe
PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a class of endogenous small non-coding RNAs, which are mostly 24-32 nucleotides in length and interact specifically with PIWI subfamily of argonaute proteins. Despite the significant research progress in germ line piRNA pathway, its role in somatic cell is not well known. In Drosophila ovarian somatic cell, maturation of primary piRNA and its loading onto Piwi occurs at perinuclear Yb body. The Armitage (Armi) and Yb proteins are the major components of Yb body and specially expressed in ovarian somatic cell...
June 5, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590408/tdrd12-is-essential-for-germ-cell-development-and-maintenance-in-zebrafish
#17
Xiangyan Dai, Yuqin Shu, Qiyong Lou, Qiang Tian, Gang Zhai, Jia Song, Suxiang Lu, Hong Yu, Jiangyan He, Zhan Yin
The regularity of Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA) biogenesis is crucial to germline development. Functioning as Piwi-interacting proteins, Tudor domain-related proteins (Tdrds) have been demonstrated to be involved in spermatogenesis and the piRNA pathway. In this study, zebrafish tdrd12 was identified, and the maternal and germ cell-specific expression patterns of zebrafish tdrd12 were observed. Utilizing TALEN (transcription activator-like effector nuclease) techniques, two independent tdrd12 mutant zebrafish lines were generated...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552546/use-of-the-crispr-cas9-system-for-genome-editing-in-cultured-drosophila-ovarian-somatic-cells
#18
Hirotsugu Ishizu, Tetsutaro Sumiyoshi, Mikiko C Siomi
The CRISPR-Cas9 system can be used for genome engineering in many organisms. PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) play a crucial role in repressing transposons to maintain genome integrity in Drosophila ovaries, and cultured ovarian somatic cells (OSCs) are widely used to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the piRNA pathway. However, the germline-specific piRNA amplification system known as the ping-pong machinery does not occur in OSCs, making them unsuitable for elucidating the underlying mechanisms...
May 25, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552346/ubiquitination-deficient-mutations-in-human-piwi-cause-male-infertility-by-impairing-histone-to-protamine-exchange-during-spermiogenesis
#19
Lan-Tao Gou, Jun-Yan Kang, Peng Dai, Xin Wang, Feng Li, Shuang Zhao, Man Zhang, Min-Min Hua, Yi Lu, Yong Zhu, Zheng Li, Hong Chen, Li-Gang Wu, Dangsheng Li, Xiang-Dong Fu, Jinsong Li, Hui-Juan Shi, Mo-Fang Liu
Genetic studies have elucidated critical roles of Piwi proteins in germline development in animals, but whether Piwi is an actual disease gene in human infertility remains unknown. We report germline mutations in human Piwi (Hiwi) in patients with azoospermia that prevent its ubiquitination and degradation. By modeling such mutations in Piwi (Miwi) knockin mice, we demonstrate that the genetic defects are directly responsible for male infertility. Mechanistically, we show that MIWI binds the histone ubiquitin ligase RNF8 in a Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA)-independent manner, and MIWI stabilization sequesters RNF8 in the cytoplasm of late spermatids...
June 1, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552266/deep-sequencing-and-high-throughput-analysis-of-piwi-associated-small-rnas
#20
Yuka W Iwasaki, Kyoko Ishino, Haruhiko Siomi
Small RNAs are now known to be major regulatory factors of gene expression. Emerging methods based on deep-sequencing have enabled the analysis of small RNA expression in a high-throughput manner, leading to the identification of large numbers of small RNAs in various species. Moreover, profiling small RNA data together with transcriptome data enables transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation mediated by small RNAs to be hypothesized. Here, we isolated PIWIL1 (MIWI)-associated small RNAs from mouse testes, and performed small RNA-seq analysis...
May 24, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
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