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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088235/the-sense-behind-retroviral-anti-sense-transcription
#1
Mamneet Manghera, Alycia Magnusson, Renée N Douville
Retroviruses are known to rely extensively on the expression of viral proteins from the sense proviral genomic strand. Yet, the production of regulatory retroviral proteins from antisense-encoded viral genes is gaining research attention, due to their clinical significance. This report will discuss what is known about antisense transcription in Retroviridae, and provide new information about antisense transcriptional regulation through a comparison of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus (HTLV-1) and endogenous retrovirus-K (ERVK) long terminal repeats (LTRs)...
January 14, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088213/glycine-alanine-dipeptide-repeat-protein-contributes-to-toxicity-in-a-zebrafish-model-of-c9orf72-associated-neurodegeneration
#2
Yu Ohki, Andrea Wenninger-Weinzierl, Alexander Hruscha, Kazuhide Asakawa, Koichi Kawakami, Christian Haass, Dieter Edbauer, Bettina Schmid
BACKGROUND: The most frequent genetic cause of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the expansion of a GGGGCC hexanucleotide repeat in a non-coding region of the chromosome 9 open reading frame 72 (C9orf72) locus. The pathological hallmarks observed in C9orf72 repeat expansion carriers are the formation of RNA foci and deposition of dipeptide repeat (DPR) proteins derived from repeat associated non-ATG (RAN) translation. Currently, it is unclear whether formation of RNA foci, DPR translation products, or partial loss of C9orf72 predominantly drive neurotoxicity in vivo...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074027/a-unique-cis-encoded-small-noncoding-rna-is-regulating-legionella-pneumophila-hfq-expression-in-a-life-cycle-dependent-manner
#3
Giulia Oliva, Tobias Sahr, Monica Rolando, Maike Knoth, Carmen Buchrieser
: Legionella pneumophila is an environmental bacterium that parasitizes protozoa, but it may also infect humans, thereby causing a severe pneumonia called Legionnaires' disease. To cycle between the environment and a eukaryotic host, L. pneumophila is regulating the expression of virulence factors in a life cycle-dependent manner: replicating bacteria do not express virulence factors, whereas transmissive bacteria are highly motile and infective. Here we show that Hfq is an important regulator in this network...
January 10, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061540/metallothionein-2a-an-interactive-protein-linking-phosphorylated-fadd-to-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-leads-to-colorectal-cancer-formation
#4
Faiz M M T Marikar, Guanghui Jin, Wang Sheng, Dingyuan Ma, Zichun Hua
BACKGROUND: The rapid increase in the incidence rate of colorectal cancer has led to the search and identification of biomarkers that can predict risk for and future behavior of this malignancy and management. To study the biological role of the phosphorylated Fas associated death domain (pFADD) gene in colorectal cancer, we performed a GAL4-based yeast two-hybrid screening of a human heart cDNA library. METHODS: A series of two yeast hybrid method was used to identification of protein-protein interaction...
December 2016: Chinese Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057603/the-protein-expression-landscape-of-mitosis-and-meiosis-in-diploid-budding-yeast
#5
Emmanuelle Becker, Emmanuelle Com, Régis Lavigne, Marie-Hélène Guilleux, Bertrand Evrard, Charles Pineau, Michael Primig
: Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an established model organism for the molecular analysis of fundamental biological processes. The genomes of numerous strains have been sequenced, and the transcriptome and proteome of major phases during the haploid and diploid yeast life cycle have been determined. However, much less is known about dynamic changes of the proteome when cells switch from mitotic growth to meiotic development. We report a quantitative protein profiling analysis of yeast cell division and differentiation based on mass spectrometry...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054653/the-long-non-coding-rna-neat1-is-responsive-to-neuronal-activity-and-is-associated-with-hyperexcitability-states
#6
Guy Barry, James A Briggs, Do Won Hwang, Sam P Nayler, Patrick R J Fortuna, Nicky Jonkhout, Fabien Dachet, Jesper L V Maag, Pieter Mestdagh, Erin M Singh, Lotta Avesson, Dominik C Kaczorowski, Ezgi Ozturk, Nigel C Jones, Irina Vetter, Luis Arriola-Martinez, Jianfei Hu, Gloria R Franco, Victoria M Warn, Andrew Gong, Marcel E Dinger, Frank Rigo, Leonard Lipovich, Margaret J Morris, Terence J O'Brien, Dong Soo Lee, Jeffrey A Loeb, Seth Blackshaw, John S Mattick, Ernst J Wolvetang
Despite their abundance, the molecular functions of long non-coding RNAs in mammalian nervous systems remain poorly understood. Here we show that the long non-coding RNA, NEAT1, directly modulates neuronal excitability and is associated with pathological seizure states. Specifically, NEAT1 is dynamically regulated by neuronal activity in vitro and in vivo, binds epilepsy-associated potassium channel-interacting proteins including KCNAB2 and KCNIP1, and induces a neuronal hyper-potentiation phenotype in iPSC-derived human cortical neurons following antisense oligonucleotide knockdown...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053087/targeting-traf3ip2-by-genetic-and-interventional-approaches-inhibits-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-injury-and-adverse-remodeling
#7
John M Erikson, Anthony J Valente, Srinivas Mummidi, Hemanthkumar Kandikattu, Vincent G DeMarco, Shawn B Bender, William P Fay, Ulrich Siebenlist, Bysani Chandrasekar
Re-establishing blood supply is the primary goal for reducing myocardial injury in subjects with ischemic heart disease. Paradoxically, reperfusion results in oxidative stress and a marked inflammatory response in the heart. TRAF3IP2 (TRAF3 Interacting Protein 2; previously known as CIKS or Act1) is an oxidative stress-responsive cytoplasmic adapter molecule that is an upstream regulator of both IκB kinase (IKK) and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), and an important mediator of autoimmune and inflammatory responses...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051352/antisense-oligonucleotides-targeting-raf-1-block-japanese-encephalitis-virus-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#8
Li Zhang, Qingjun Li, Xiaoran Ding, Bo Zhang, Qiling Zhang, Xinyan Qu, Yujia Huo, Jing Yang, Shengqi Wang
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infections represent a major health concern in Southeast Asia since no effective treatments are available. Recently, several reports have demonstrated that inhibition of certain host cell proteins prevents viral infection. Raf-1 kinase is a central component of many signaling pathways involved in normal cell growth and oncogenic transformation, and Ras/Raf/ERK signaling activation has been observed during viral infections (including JEV infection). In this study, Raf-1 was confirmed to be upregulated by JEV infection, which suggested that Raf-1 might be important for JEV infection and might be a target for novel anti-JEV drugs...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051254/mir-214-negatively-regulates-proliferation-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-breast-cancer
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S-J Yi, L-L Li, W-B Tu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the function and mechanism of miR-214 in regulating breast cancer cell proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MiR-214 expression level was measured by quantitative reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). The protein level of β-catenin, PCNA and WNT targets (cyclin D1 and c-Myc) was evaluated by Western blot analysis. The effects of miR-214 on cell proliferation and cisplatin sensitivity were assessed by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay and/or 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) assay...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042781/mir-21-an-oncogenic-target-mirna-for-cancer-therapy-molecular-mechanisms-and-recent-advancements-in-chemo-and-radio-resistance
#10
Sanaz Javanmardi, Mahmoud Reza Aghamaali, Samira Sadat Abolmaali, Samaneh Mohammadi, Ali Mohammad Tamaddon
In the past decade, miRNAs have been extensively attracted the scientist's attentions as tumor suppressors or oncogenes that have been implicated in tumor progression, metastasis and intrinsic resistance to various cancer therapies. microRNA-21 (miR-21) demonstrates a potential oncogenic function and target tumor inhibitor proteins in almost all types of cancer. miR-21 overexpression has been studied in terms of cell proliferation, migration, invasion, metastasis, and apoptosis regulation.Inhibition of miRNA expression using antisense technology by various nanovectors of different sizes, shapes and compositions has been evolved progressively to overcome the barriers confronted by miRNA delivery...
January 1, 2017: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040728/cytoplasmic-poly-ga-aggregates-impair-nuclear-import-of-tdp-43-in-c9orf72-als-ftld
#11
Bahram Khosravi, Hannelore Hartmann, Stephanie May, Christoph Möhl, Helena Ederle, Meike Michaelsen, Martin H Schludi, Dorothee Dormann, Dieter Edbauer
A repeat expansion in the non-coding region of C9orf72 gene is the most common mutation causing frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Sense and antisense transcripts are translated into aggregating dipeptide repeat (DPR) proteins in all reading frames (poly-GA,-GP,-GR,-PA and -PR) through an unconventional mechanism. How these changes contribute to cytoplasmic mislocalization and aggregation of TDP-43 and thereby ultimately lead to neuron loss remains unclear. The repeat RNA itself and poly-GR/PR have been linked to impaired nucleocytoplasmic transport...
December 30, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032932/androgen-induced-lncrna-potef-as1-regulates-apoptosis-related-pathway-to-facilitate-cell-survival-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Aya Misawa, Ken-Ichi Takayama, Tetsuya Fujimura, Yukio Homma, Yutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Inoue
Although long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) have been associated with a variety of cancers, the interplay between lncRNAs and androgen receptor (AR) signaling in prostate cancer is still unclear. Here, we identified an androgen-dependent lncRNA, prostate, ovary, testis expressed protein family member-F antisense transcript-1 (POTEF-AS1), whose expression was regulated by AR in two androgen-dependent cells by using directional RNA-seq analysis. POTEF-AS1 promoted cell growth, repressed genes related to the toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling and apoptosis pathways and inhibited apoptosis in docetaxel-treated LNCaP cells...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031481/xenopus-piwi-proteins-interact-with-a-broad-proportion-of-the-oocyte-transcriptome
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James A Toombs, Yuliya A Sytnikova, Gung-Wei Chirn, Ignatius Ang, Nelson C Lau, Michael D Blower
Piwi proteins utilize small RNAs (piRNAs) to recognize and repress target transcripts such as transposable elements (TE). However, the extensive diversity in piRNA sequences also suggests that Piwi/piRNA complexes interact with many transcripts beyond TEs. To examine the extent of Piwi interaction with target RNAs, we used Ribonucleoprotein-Immunoprecipitation (RIP) and Cross-linking and Immunoprecipitation (CLIP) to identify thousands of transcripts that associate with the Piwi proteins XIWI and XILI (Piwi-protein-Associated Transcripts, PATs) from early stage oocytes of X...
December 28, 2016: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030860/transcriptional-gene-silencing-of-the-autism-associated-long-noncoding-rna-msnp1as-in-human-neural-progenitor-cells
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Jessica J DeWitt, Patrick M Hecht, Nicole Grepo, Brent Wilkinson, Oleg V Evgrafov, Kevin V Morris, James A Knowles, Daniel B Campbell
The long noncoding RNA MSNP1AS (moesin pseudogene 1, antisense) is a functional element that was previously associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with genome-wide significance. Expression of MSNP1AS was increased 12-fold in the cerebral cortex of individuals with ASD and 22-fold in individuals with a genome-wide significantly associated ASD genetic marker on chromosome 5p14.1. Overexpression of MSNP1AS in human neuronal cells caused decreased expression of moesin protein, which is involved in neuronal process stability...
December 29, 2016: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029658/the-inhibition-of-45a-ncrna-expression-reduces-tumor-formation-affecting-tumor-nodules-compactness-and-metastatic-potential-in-neuroblastoma-cells
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Ilaria Penna, Arianna Gigoni, Delfina Costa, Serena Vella, Debora Russo, Alessandro Poggi, Federico Villa, Antonella Brizzolara, Claudio Canale, Andrea Mescola, Antonio Daga, Claudio Russo, Mario Nizzari, Tullio Florio, Paola Menichini, Aldo Pagano
We recently reported the in vitro over-expression of 45A, a RNA polymerase III-transcribed non-coding (nc)RNA, that perturbs the intracellular content of FE65L1 affecting cell proliferation rate, short-term response to genotoxic stress, substrate adhesion capacity and, ultimately, increasing the tumorigenic potential of human neuroblastoma cells. In this work, to deeply explore the mechanism by which 45A ncRNA contributes to cancer development, we targeted in vitro and in vivo 45A levels by the stable overexpression of antisense 45A RNA...
December 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026821/the-role-of-survivin-in-the-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-gynaecological-cancers
#16
Marta Denel-Bobrowska, Agnieszka Marczak
Survivin is a member of the family of apoptosis inhibitors. It regulates several essential cellular processes, i.e. it inhibits apoptosis and promotes cell proliferation, DNA repair and autophagy. Survivin is responsible for development of the cell's resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Overexpression of survivin generally correlates with poor prognosis. Its presence has been detected in most types of human tumours. Currently much attention is paid to the possibilities of using this protein as a diagnostic marker of cancer or a prognostic factor...
December 8, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018102/apolipoprotein-b100-is-required-for-hepatitis-c-infectivity-and-mipomersen-inhibits-hepatitis-c
#17
Esperance A K Schaefer, James Meixiong, Christina Mark, Amy Deik, Daniel L Motola, Dahlene Fusco, Andrew Yang, Cynthia Brisac, Shadi Salloum, Wenyu Lin, Clary B Clish, Lee F Peng, Raymond T Chung
AIM: To characterize the role of apolipoprotein B100 (apoB100) in hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection. METHODS: In this study, we utilize a gene editing tool, transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs), to generate human hepatoma cells with a stable genetic deletion of APOB to assess of apoB in HCV. Using infectious cell culture-competent HCV, viral pseudoparticles, replicon models, and lipidomic analysis we determined the contribution of apoB to each step of the viral lifecycle...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017471/the-antisense-transcript-smn-as1-regulates-smn-expression-and-is-a-novel-therapeutic-target-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#18
Constantin d'Ydewalle, Daniel M Ramos, Noah J Pyles, Shi-Yan Ng, Mariusz Gorz, Celeste M Pilato, Karen Ling, Lingling Kong, Amanda J Ward, Lee L Rubin, Frank Rigo, C Frank Bennett, Charlotte J Sumner
The neuromuscular disorder spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the most common inherited killer of infants, is caused by insufficient expression of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. SMA therapeutics development efforts have focused on identifying strategies to increase SMN expression. We identified a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) that arises from the antisense strand of SMN, SMN-AS1, which is enriched in neurons and transcriptionally represses SMN expression by recruiting the epigenetic Polycomb repressive complex-2...
January 4, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007899/use-of-antisense-oligonucleotides-to-correct-the-splicing-error-in-iscu-myopathy-patient-cell-lines
#19
Gregory P Holmes-Hampton, Daniel R Crooks, Ronald G Haller, Shuling Guo, Susan M Freier, Brett P Monia, Tracey A Rouault
ISCU myopathy is an inherited disease that primarily affects individuals of northern Swedish descent who share a single point mutation in the fourth intron of the ISCU gene. The current study shows correction of specific phenotypes associated with disease following treatment with an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) targeted to the site of the mutation. We have shown that ASO treatment diminished aberrant splicing and increased ISCU protein levels in both patient fibroblasts and patient myotubes in a concentration dependent fashion...
October 7, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007890/multiple-transcriptional-and-post-transcriptional-pathways-collaborate-to-control-sense-and-antisense-rnas-of-tf2-retroelements-in-fission-yeast
#20
Pierre-Luc Mallet, Marc Larochelle, François Bachand
Retrotransposons are mobile genetic elements that colonize eukaryotic genomes by replicating through an RNA intermediate. As retrotransposons can move within the host genome, defense mechanisms have evolved to repress their potential mutagenic activities. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the mRNA of Tf2 long terminal repeat retrotransposons is targeted for degradation by the 3'-5' exonucleolytic activity of the exosome-associated protein Rrp6. Here, we show that the nuclear poly(A)-binding protein Pab2 functions with Rrp6 to negatively control Tf2 mRNA accumulation...
December 22, 2016: Genetics
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