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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130960/piwi-proteins-and-piwi-interacting-rna-emerging-roles-in-cancer
#1
Yi-Neng Han, Yuan Li, Sheng-Qiang Xia, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Jun-Hua Zheng, Wei Li
P-Element induced wimpy testis (PIWI)-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a type of noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) and interact with PIWI proteins. piRNAs were primarily described in the germline, but emerging evidence revealed that piRNAs are expressed in a tissue-specific manner among multiple human somatic tissue types as well and play important roles in transposon silencing, epigenetic regulation, gene and protein regulation, genome rearrangement, spermatogenesis and germ stem-cell maintenance. PIWI proteins were first discovered in Drosophila and they play roles in spermatogenesis, germline stem-cell maintenance, self-renewal, retrotransposons silencing and the male germline mobility control...
November 3, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129531/the-diversity-structure-and-function-of-heritable-adaptive-immunity-sequences-in-the-aedes-aegypti-genome
#2
Zachary J Whitfield, Patrick T Dolan, Mark Kunitomi, Michel Tassetto, Matthew G Seetin, Steve Oh, Cheryl Heiner, Ellen Paxinos, Raul Andino
The Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits arboviruses, including dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus. Understanding the mechanisms underlying mosquito immunity could provide new tools to control arbovirus spread. Insects exploit two different RNAi pathways to combat viral and transposon infection: short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) [1, 2]. Endogenous viral elements (EVEs) are sequences from non-retroviral viruses that are inserted into the mosquito genome and can act as templates for the production of piRNAs [3, 4]...
November 2, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127279/the-emergence-of-pirnas-against-transposon-invasion-to-preserve-mammalian-genome-integrity
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REVIEW
Christina Ernst, Duncan T Odom, Claudia Kutter
Transposable elements (TEs) contribute to the large amount of repetitive sequences in mammalian genomes and have been linked to species-specific genome innovations by rewiring regulatory circuitries. However, organisms need to restrict TE activity to ensure genome integrity, especially in germline cells to protect the transmission of genetic information to the next generation. This review features our current understandings of mammalian PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) and their role in TE regulation in spermatogenesis...
November 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124009/small-rnaome-sequencing-delineates-the-small-rna-landscape-of-pluripotent-adult-stem-cells-in-the-planarian-schmidtea-mediterranea
#4
Yue Li, An Zeng, Xiao-Shuan Han, Ge Li, Yong-Qin Li, Bairong Shen, Qing Jing
Small noncoding RNAs play a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression, and are key regulators of animal development. Freshwater planarian exhibits an extraordinary ability to regenerate any missing body parts, representing an emerging model for studying mechanism underlying stem cell regulation and tissue regeneration. Here, we utilized next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify small RNAs that are expressed in planarian adult stem cells, and are implicated in tissue regeneration. We profiled microRNAs (miRNAs), piwi-interacting RNA (piRNAs), small rDNA-derived RNAs (srRNAs) and endogenous interfering RNAs (endo-siRNAs) population from size 18-30 nt, measured the expression of 244 conserved miRNAs, and identified 41 novel miRNAs and 64 novel endo-siRNAs...
December 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118143/structural-basis-for-arginine-methylation-independent-recognition-of-piwil1-by-tdrd2
#5
Heng Zhang, Ke Liu, Natsuko Izumi, Haiming Huang, Deqiang Ding, Zuyao Ni, Sachdev S Sidhu, Chen Chen, Yukihide Tomari, Jinrong Min
The P-element-induced wimpy testis (PIWI)-interacting RNA (piRNA) pathway plays a central role in transposon silencing and genome protection in the animal germline. A family of Tudor domain proteins regulates the piRNA pathway through direct Tudor domain-PIWI interactions. Tudor domains are known to fulfill this function by binding to methylated PIWI proteins in an arginine methylation-dependent manner. Here, we report a mechanism of methylation-independent Tudor domain-PIWI interaction. Unlike most other Tudor domains, the extended Tudor domain of mammalian Tudor domain-containing protein 2 (TDRD2) preferentially recognizes an unmethylated arginine-rich sequence from PIWI-like protein 1 (PIWIL1)...
November 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116069/-participation-of-the-pirna-pathway-in-recruiting-a-component-of-rna-polymerase-i-transcription-initiation-complex-to-germline-cell-nucleoli
#6
E A Fefelova, A D Stolyarenko, E Y Yakushev, V A Gvozdev, M S Klenov
Proteins of the Piwi family and short Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) ensure the protection of the genome from transposable elements. We have previously shown that nuclear Piwi protein tends to concentrate in the nucleoli of the cells of Drosophila melanogaster ovaries. It could be hypothesized that the function of Piwi in the nucleolus is associated with the repression of R1 and R2 retrotransposons inserted into the rDNA cluster. Here, we show that Piwi participates in recruiting Udd protein to nucleoli. Udd is a component of the conserved Selectivity Factor I-like (SL1-like) complex, which is required for transcription initiation by RNA polymerase I...
September 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107107/roles-of-trna-derived-fragments-in-human-cancers
#7
Chunxiao Sun, Ziyi Fu, Siwei Wang, Jun Li, Yongfei Li, Yanhong Zhang, Fan Yang, Jiahui Chu, Hao Wu, Xiang Huang, Wei Li, Yongmei Yin
Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) were traditionally considered to participate in protein translation. Recent studies have identified a novel class of small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs), produced by the specific cleavage of pre- and mature tRNAs, which have been named tRNA-derived fragments. tRNA-derived fragments are classified into diverse subtypes based on the different cleavage positions of the pre- and mature tRNAs. Recently, accumulated evidence has shown that these tRNA-derived fragments these tRNA-derived fragments are frequently dysregulated in several cancers...
October 26, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101389/pirnas-and-aubergine-cooperate-with-wispy-poly-a-polymerase-to-stabilize-mrnas-in-the-germ-plasm
#8
Jérémy Dufourt, Gwénaëlle Bontonou, Aymeric Chartier, Camille Jahan, Anne-Cécile Meunier, Stéphanie Pierson, Paul F Harrison, Catherine Papin, Traude H Beilharz, Martine Simonelig
Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) and PIWI proteins play a crucial role in germ cells by repressing transposable elements and regulating gene expression. In Drosophila, maternal piRNAs are loaded into the embryo mostly bound to the PIWI protein Aubergine (Aub). Aub targets maternal mRNAs through incomplete base-pairing with piRNAs and can induce their destabilization in the somatic part of the embryo. Paradoxically, these Aub-dependent unstable mRNAs encode germ cell determinants that are selectively stabilized in the germ plasm...
November 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101267/identification-and-verification-of-potential-pirnas-from-domesticated-yak-testis
#9
Jishang Gong, Quanwei Zhang, Qi Wang, Youji Ma, Jiaxiang Du, Yong Zhang, Xingxu Zhao
PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNA) are small non-coding RNA molecules expressed in animal germ cells that interact with PIWI family proteins to form RNA- protein complexes involved in epigenetic and post- transcriptional gene silencing of retrotransposons and other genetic elements in germ line cells, including reproductive stem cell self- sustainment, differentiation, meiosis and spermatogenesis. In the present study, weperformed high- throughput sequencing of piRNAs in testis samples from yaks in different stages of sexual maturity...
November 3, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075336/diversity-of-p-element-pirna-production-among-m-and-q-strains-and-its-association-with-p-m-hybrid-dysgenesis-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#10
Keiko Tsuji Wakisaka, Kenji Ichiyanagi, Seiko Ohno, Masanobu Itoh
BACKGROUND: Transposition of P elements in the genome causes P-M hybrid dysgenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. For the P strain, the P-M phenotypes are associated with the ability to express a class of small RNAs, called piwi-interacting small RNAs (piRNAs), that suppress the P elements in female gonads. However, little is known about the extent to which piRNAs are involved in the P-M hybrid dysgenesis in M' and Q strains, which show different abilities to regulate the P elements from P strains...
2017: Mobile DNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064465/small-non-coding-rna-transcriptome-of-the-nci-60-cell-line-panel
#11
Erin A Marshall, Adam P Sage, Kevin W Ng, Victor D Martinez, Natalie S Firmino, Kevin L Bennewith, Wan L Lam
Only 3% of the transcribed human genome is translated into protein, and small non-coding RNAs from these untranslated regions have demonstrated critical roles in transcriptional and translational regulation of proteins. Here, we provide a resource that will facilitate cell line selection for gene expression studies involving sncRNAs in cancer research. As the most accessible and tractable models of tumours, cancer cell lines are widely used to study cancer development and progression. The NCI-60 panel of 59 cancer cell lines was curated to provide common models for drug screening in 9 tissue types; however, its prominence has extended to use in gene regulation, xenograft models, and beyond...
October 24, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062204/repertoire-of-noncoding-rnas-in-corpus-luteum-of-early-pregnancy-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis
#12
A Jerome, S M K Thirumaran, S N Kala
AIM: The present study was designed to identify other noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) in the corpus luteum (CL) during early pregnancy in buffalo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this study, CL (n=2) from two buffalo gravid uteri, obtained from the slaughter house, was transported to laboratory after snap freezing in liquid nitrogen (-196°C). The stage of pregnancy was determined by measuring the crown-rump region of the fetus. This was followed by isolation of RNA and deep sequencing...
September 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052331/piwis-pirnas-and-retrotransposons-complex-battles-during-reprogramming-in-gametes-and-early-embryos
#13
REVIEW
S J Russell, L Stalker, J LaMarre
Gamete and embryo development are indispensable processes for successful reproduction. Cells involved in these processes acquire pluripotency, the ability to differentiate into multiple different cell types, through a series of events known as reprogramming that lead to profound changes in histone and DNA methylation. While essential for pluripotency, this epigenetic remodelling removes constraints that normally limit the expression of genomic sequences known as transposable elements (TEs). Unconstrained TE expression can lead to many deleterious consequences including infertility, so organisms have evolved complex and potent mechanistic arsenals to target and suppress TE expression during reprogramming...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047395/cellular-and-molecular-characterization-of-gametogenic-progression-in-ex-vivo-cultured-prepuberal-mouse-testes
#14
J Isoler-Alcaraz, D Fernández-Pérez, E Larriba, J Del Mazo
BACKGROUND: Recently, an effective testis culture method using a gas-liquid interphase, capable of differentiate male germ cells from neonatal spermatogonia to spermatozoa has been developed. Nevertheless, this methodology needs deep analyses that allow future experimental approaches in basic, pathologic and/or reprotoxicologic studies. Because of this, we characterized at cellular and molecular levels the entire in vitro spermatogenic progression, in order to understand and evaluate the characteristics that define the spermatogenic process in ex vivo cultured testes compared to the in vivo development...
October 18, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040791/roles-of-mmu_pir_003399-in-microcystin-leucine-arginine-mc-lr-induced-reproductive-toxicity-in-the-spermatogonial-cells-and-testis
#15
Ling Zhang, Xiannan Meng, Zou Xiang, Dongmei Li, Xiaodong Han
Our previous work has demonstrated that microcystin-leucine arginine (MC-LR) is a potent toxin for the reproductive system of male mice and it exerts cytotoxicity in spermatogonial cells, resulting in the constitutional and functional changes of the mouse testis. The present study was designed to investigate the functions of P-element-induced wimpy (piwi)-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) in MC-LR-induced reproductive toxicity in male mice. We observed an increase in the mmu_piR_003399 level in spermatogonial cells and mouse testicular tissues following treatment with MC-LR...
October 12, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040304/characterization-of-the-zika-virus-induced-small-rna-response-in-aedes-aegypti-cells
#16
Margus Varjak, Claire L Donald, Timothy J Mottram, Vattipally B Sreenu, Andres Merits, Kevin Maringer, Esther Schnettler, Alain Kohl
RNA interference (RNAi) controls arbovirus infections in mosquitoes. Two different RNAi pathways are involved in antiviral responses: the PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) and exogenous short interfering RNA (exo-siRNA) pathways, which are characterized by the production of virus-derived small RNAs of 25-29 and 21 nucleotides, respectively. The exo-siRNA pathway is considered to be the key mosquito antiviral response mechanism. In Aedes aegypti-derived cells, Zika virus (ZIKV)-specific siRNAs were produced and loaded into the exo-siRNA pathway effector protein Argonaute 2 (Ago2); although the knockdown of Ago2 did not enhance virus replication...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038333/germ-granule-mediated-rna-regulation-in-male-germ-cells
#17
Tiina Lehtiniemi, Noora Kotaja
Germ cells have exceptionally diverse transcriptomes. Furthermore, the progress of spermatogenesis is accompanied by dramatic changes in gene expression patterns, the most drastic of them being near-to-complete transcriptional silencing during the final steps of differentiation. Therefore, accurate RNA regulatory mechanisms are critical for normal spermatogenesis. Cytoplasmic germ cell-specific ribonucleoprotein (RNP) granules, known as germ granules, participate in posttranscriptional regulation in developing male germ cells...
October 16, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036592/gain-and-loss-of-small-rna-classes-characterization-of-small-rnas-in-the-parasitic-nematode-family-strongyloididae
#18
Anja Holz, Adrian Streit
The nematode family Strongyloididae is of particular interest because it contains important parasites of medical and veterinary relevance. In addition, species of this family can form parasitic and free-living generations and it also occupies an interesting phylogenetic position within the nematodes. Nematodes differ in several ways from other taxa with respect to their small non-coding RNAs. Recent comparative studies revealed that there is also considerable variability within the nematodes. However, no Strongyloididae species or close relative was included in these studies...
September 25, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030848/profiling-open-chromatin-structure-in-the%C3%A2-ovarian-somatic-cells-using-atac-seq
#19
Kensaku Murano, Yuka W Iwasaki, Haruhiko Siomi
The assay for transposase-accessible chromatin using sequencing (ATAC-seq) was recently established as a method to profile open chromatin, which overcomes the sample size limitations of the alternative methods DNase/MNase-seq. To investigate the role of Piwi in heterochromatin formation around transposable element loci, we have used ATAC-seq to examine chromatin accessibility at target transposable elements in a Drosophila cultured cell line, ovarian somatic cells (OSCs). In this chapter, we describe our method to profile open chromatin structure in OSCs using ATAC-seq...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030843/cclip-seq-retrieval-of-chimeric-reads-from-hits-clip-clip-seq-libraries
#20
Panagiotis Alexiou, Manolis Maragkakis, Zissimos Mourelatos, Anastassios Vourekas
HITS-CLIP (High-Throughput Sequencing after in vivo Crosslinking and Immunoprecipitation, CLIP-Seq) libraries contain fragments of the RNA sequences bound in vivo by an RNA binding protein (RBP). Such fragments, especially if they represent RNA duplexes bound in vivo by the RBP, can occasionally be ligated together to form chimeric CLIP tags. Chimeric CLIP tags from Argonaute CLIP libraries can provide the exact base pairing profiles of small RNAs with their target RNA sequences, thus solving a critical problem in the field of post-transcriptional regulation...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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