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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731193/promotion-of-glycolysis-by-hotair-through-glut1-upregulation-via-mtor-signaling
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Shibo Wei, Qing Fan, Liang Yang, Xiaodong Zhang, Yingbo Ma, Zhihong Zong, Xiangdong Hua, Dongming Su, Hongzhi Sun, Hangyu Li, Zhen Liu
The long non-coding RNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) plays a key role in the progression of various carcinomas. However, whether or not HOTAIR influences glucose metabolism and the specific underlying mechanism in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells remain unclear. In the present study, we found markedly increased HOTAIR expression in 84 HCC tissues and demonstrated that HOTAIR overexpression promoted cell proliferation using Cell Counting Kit-8. The effect on glucose metabolism regulated by HOTAIR in HCC cells was determined by detecting lactate and glucose levels: HOTAIR promoted glycolysis by upregulating glucose transporter isoform 1 (GLUT1) and activating mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling, whereas knockdown of HOTAIR suppressed this effect...
July 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723971/termination-factor-rho-from-the-control-of-pervasive-transcription-to-cell-fate-determination-in-bacillus-subtilis
#2
Vladimir Bidnenko, Pierre Nicolas, Aleksandra Grylak-Mielnicka, Olivier Delumeau, Sandrine Auger, Anne Aucouturier, Cyprien Guerin, Repoila Francis, Jacek Bardowski, Stéphane Aymerich, Elena Bidnenko
In eukaryotes, RNA species originating from pervasive transcription are regulators of various cellular processes, from the expression of individual genes to the control of cellular development and oncogenesis. In prokaryotes, the function of pervasive transcription and its output on cell physiology is still unknown. Most bacteria possess termination factor Rho, which represses pervasive, mostly antisense, transcription. Here, we investigate the biological significance of Rho-controlled transcription in the Gram-positive model bacterium Bacillus subtilis...
July 19, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720814/small-rna-mediated-repression-of-subtilisin-production-in-bacillus-licheniformis
#3
Robert Hertel, Sandra Meyerjürgens, Birgit Voigt, Heiko Liesegang, Sonja Volland
The species Bacillus licheniformis includes important strains that are used in industrial production processes. Currently the physiological model used to adapt these processes is based on the closely related model organism B. subtilis. In this study we found that both organisms reveal significant differences in the regulation of subtilisin, their main natural protease and a product of industrial fermentation processes. We identified and characterized a novel antisense sRNA AprAs, which represents an RNA based repressor of apr, the gene encoding for the industrial relevant subtilisin protease...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720793/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-natural-antisense-transcripts-by-strand-specific-rna-sequencing-in-ganoderma-lucidum
#4
Junjie Shao, Haimei Chen, Dan Yang, Mei Jiang, Hui Zhang, Bin Wu, Jianqin Li, Lichai Yuan, Chang Liu
Ganoderma lucidum is a white-rot fungus best-known for its medicinal and ligninolytic activities. To discover the underlying genes responsible for these activities, we identified and characterized the natural antisense transcripts (NATs) using strand-specific (ss) RNA-seq data obtained from the mycelia, primordia and fruiting bodies. NATs were identified using a custom pipeline and then subjected to functional enrichment and differential expression analyses. A total of 1613 cis- and 244 trans- sense and antisense transcripts were identified...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720727/impact-of-paracoccin-gene-silencing-on-paracoccidioides-brasiliensis-virulence
#5
Fabrício F Fernandes, Aline F Oliveira, Taise N Landgraf, Cristina Cunha, Agostinho Carvalho, Patrícia E Vendruscolo, Relber A Gonçales, Fausto Almeida, Thiago A da Silva, Fernando Rodrigues, Maria Cristina Roque-Barreira
Among the endemic deep mycoses in Latin America, paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM), caused by thermodimorphic fungi of the Paracoccidioides genus, is a major cause of morbidity. Disease development and its manifestations are associated with both host and fungal factors. Concerning the latter, several recent studies have employed the methodology of gene modulation in P. brasiliensis using antisense RNA (AsRNA) and Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (ATMT) to identify proteins that influence fungus virulence...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719898/role-of-mir-155-signal-pathway-in-regulating-podocyte-injury-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1
#6
Xu Lin, Xintng Zhen, Haiting Huang, Haohao Wu, Yanwu You, Pengwei Guo, Xiangjun Gu, Fafen Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of glomerulosclerosis. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of inhibition of miR-155 on podocyte injury induced by TGF-β1 and to determine further molecular mediators involved in the effects of miR-155. METHODS: Conditionally immortalized podocytes were cultured in vitro and they were divided into four groups: control; TGF-β1 treatment; TGF-β1 with miR-155 knockdown [using antisense oligonucleotides against miR-155 (ASO-miR-155)] and TGF-β1 with negative control antisense oligonucleotides (ASO-NC)...
July 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717185/clinical-significance-and-effect-of-lncrna-hoxa11-as-in-nsclc-a-study-based-on-bioinformatics-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-verification
#7
Yu Zhang, Wen-Jie Chen, Ting-Qing Gan, Xiu-Ling Zhang, Zu-Cheng Xie, Zhi-Hua Ye, Yun Deng, Ze-Feng Wang, Kai-Teng Cai, Shi-Kang Li, Dian-Zhong Luo, Gang Chen
HOXA11 antisense RNA (HOXA11-AS) has been shown to be involved in tumorigenesis and development of different cancers. However, the role of HOXA11-AS in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclear. In this study, we firstly explored and confirmed the expression of HOXA11-AS in NSCLC tissues and cells. Cytometry, CCK-8, cell scratch, migration, Matrigel invasion and flow cytometry assays were performed to determine the biological impact of HOXA11-AS in vitro. Furthermore, a chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model of NSCLC was constructed to explore the effect of HOXA11-AS on tumorigenicity and angiogenesis in vivo...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716988/blood-pressure-lowering-and-safety-improvements-with-liver-angiotensinogen-inhibition-in-models-of-hypertension-and-kidney-injury
#8
Adam E Mullick, Steve T Yeh, Mark J Graham, Jeffery A Engelhardt, Thazha P Prakash, Rosanne M Crooke
Uncontrolled hypertension is an important contributor to cardiovascular disease. Despite the armamentarium of antihypertensive treatments, there remains a need for novel agents effective in individuals who cannot reach acceptable blood pressure levels. Inhibitors targeting the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) are widely used but may not optimally inhibit RAAS and demonstrate an acceptable safety profile. Experiments were conducted to characterize a series of AGT (angiotensinogen) antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) and compare their efficacy and tolerability to traditional RAAS blockade...
July 17, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716957/ampa-receptors-control-fear-extinction-through-an-arc-dependent-mechanism
#9
Simon Trent, Philip Barnes, Jeremy Hall, Kerrie L Thomas
Activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated protein (Arc) supports fear memory through synaptic plasticity events requiring actin cytoskeleton rearrangements. We have previously shown that reducing hippocampal Arc levels through antisense knockdown leads to the premature extinction of contextual fear. Here we show that the AMPA receptor antagonist CNQX elevates hippocampal Arc levels during extinction and blocks extinction that can be rescued by reducing Arc. Increasing Arc levels with CNQX also overcomes the actin-destabilizing properties of cytochalasin D and promotes extinction...
August 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716122/systematic-evaluation-of-oligodeoxynucleotide-binding-and-hybridization-to-modified-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#10
Anika Kaufmann, Silke Hampel, Christiane Rieger, David Kunhardt, Darja Schendel, Susanne Füssel, Bernd Schwenzer, Kati Erdmann
BACKGROUND: In addition to conventional chemotherapeutics, nucleic acid-based therapeutics like antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (AS-ODN) represent a novel approach for the treatment of bladder cancer (BCa). An efficient delivery of AS-ODN to the urothelium and then into cancer cells might be achieved by the local application of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT). In the present study, pristine MWCNT and MWCNT functionalized with hydrophilic moieties were synthesized and then investigated regarding their physicochemical characteristics, dispersibility, biocompatibility, cellular uptake and mucoadhesive properties...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716076/klf8-regulates-left-right-asymmetric-patterning-through-modulation-of-kupffer-s-vesicle-morphogenesis-and-spaw-expression
#11
Che-Yi Lin, Ming-Yuan Tsai, Yu-Hsiu Liu, Yu-Fen Lu, Yi-Chung Chen, Yun-Ren Lai, Hsin-Chi Liao, Huang-Wei Lien, Chung-Hsiang Yang, Chang-Jen Huang, Sheng-Ping L Hwang
BACKGROUND: Although vertebrates are bilaterally symmetric organisms, their internal organs are distributed asymmetrically along a left-right axis. Disruption of left-right axis asymmetric patterning often occurs in human genetic disorders. In zebrafish embryos, Kupffer's vesicle, like the mouse node, breaks symmetry by inducing asymmetric expression of the Nodal-related gene, spaw, in the left lateral plate mesoderm (LPM). Spaw then stimulates transcription of itself and downstream genes, including lft1, lft2, and pitx2, specifically in the left side of the diencephalon, heart and LPM...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710133/novel-stress-inducible-antisense-rnas-of-protein-coding-loci-are-synthesized-by-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase
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Akihiro Matsui, Kei Iida, Maho Tanaka, Katsushi Yamaguchi, Kayoko Mizunashi, Jong-Myong Kim, Satoshi Takahashi, Norio Kobayashi, Shuji Shigenobu, Kazuo Shinozaki, Motoaki Seki
Our previous study identified approximately 6,000 abiotic stress-responsive non-coding transcripts existing on the antisense strand of protein-coding genes, and implied that a type of antisense RNA was synthesized from a sense RNA template by a study of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RDR). Expression analyses revealed that the expression of novel abiotic stress-induced antisense RNA on 1,136 gene loci was reduced in the rdr1/2/6 mutants. RNase protection indicated that the RD29A antisense RNA and other RDR1/2/6-dependent antisense RNAs are involved in the formation of double-stranded RNA...
July 14, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710031/zoantharian-mitochondrial-genomes-contain-unique-complex-group-i-introns-and-highly-conserved-intergenic-regions
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Sylvia Ighem Chi, Steinar D Johansen
Complex group I introns represent hallmarks of hexacoral mitochondrial genomes (mtDNAs). These intron elements are expected to influence the gene organization and gene expression. We sequenced the mitochondrial genome and transcriptome of Zoanthus sansibariscus and Palythoa heliodiscus, two zoantharian species (colonial anemones) representing different families within the suborder Brachycnemina. The circular and approximately 21kb mtDNAs contained two group I introns, one in ND5 and another in COI. The ND5-717 intron harbored two conventional mitochondrial genes (ND1 and ND3) within its structure and revealed several conserved features compared to ND5-717 in sea anemones...
July 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709908/variable-rna-expression-from-recently-acquired-endogenous-viral-elements-eve-of-white-spot-syndrome-virus-wssv-in-shrimp
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Heny Budi Utari, Chumporn Soowannayan, Timothy W Flegel, Boonsirm Whityachumnarnkul, Maleeya Kruatrachue
The viral accommodation hypothesis proposes that endogenous viral elements (EVE) from both RNA and DNA viruses are being continually integrated into the shrimp genome by natural host processes and that they can result in tolerance to viral infection by fortuitous production of antisense, immunospecific RNA (imRNA). Thus, we hypothesized that previously reported microarray results for the presence of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) open reading frames (ORFs) formerly called 151, 366 and 427 in a domesticated giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) breeding stock might have represented expression from EVE, since the stock had shown uninterrupted freedom from white spot disease (WSD) for many generations...
July 11, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709615/transcriptional-profiling-of-rickettsia-prowazekii-coding-and-non-coding-transcripts-during-in-vitro-host-pathogen-and-vector-pathogen-interactions
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Casey L C Schroeder, Hema P Narra, Abha Sahni, Kamil Khanipov, Jignesh Patel, Yuriy Fofanov, Sanjeev K Sahni
Natural pathogen transmission of Rickettsia prowazekii, the etiologic agent of epidemic typhus, to humans is associated with arthropods, including human body lice, ticks, and ectoparasites of eastern flying squirrel. Recently, we have documented the presence of small RNAs in Rickettsia species and expression of R. prowazekii sRNAs during infection of cultured human microvascular endothelial cells (HMECs), which represent the primary target cells during human infections. Bacterial noncoding transcripts are now well established as critical post-transcriptional regulators of virulence and adaptation mechanisms in varying host environments...
June 29, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708594/hypoxia-favors-myosin-heavy-chain-beta-gene-expression-in-an-hif-1alpha-dependent-manner
#16
Lucia Binó, Jiřina Procházková, Katarzyna Anna Radaszkiewicz, Jan Kučera, Jana Kudová, Jiří Pacherník, Lukáš Kubala
The potentiation of the naturally limited regenerative capacity of the heart is dependent on an understanding of the mechanisms that are activated in response to pathological conditions such as hypoxia. Under these conditions, the expression of genes suggested to support cardiomyocyte survival and heart adaptation is triggered. Particularly important are changes in the expression of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms. We propose here that alterations in the expression profiles of MHC genes are induced in response to hypoxia and are primarily mediated by hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707763/in-vivo-knockdown-of-antisense-noncoding-mitochondrial-rnas-by-a-lentiviral-encoded-shrna-inhibits-melanoma-tumor-growth-and-lung-colonization
#17
Manuel Varas-Godoy, Alvaro Lladser, Nicole Farfan, Claudio Villota, Jaime Villegas, Julio C Tapia, Luis O Burzio, Veronica A Burzio, Pablo D T Valenzuela
The family of non-coding mitochondrial RNAs (ncmtRNA) are differentially expressed according to proliferative status. Normal proliferating cells express sense (SncmtRNA) and antisense ncmtRNAs (ASncmtRNAs), whereas tumor cells express SncmtRNA and downregulate ASncmtRNAs. Knockdown of ASncmtRNAs with oligonucleotides induces apoptotic cell death of tumor cells, leaving normal cells unaffected, suggesting a potential application for developing a novel cancer therapy. In this study, we knocked down the ASncmtRNAs in melanoma cell lines with a lentiviral-encoded shRNA approach...
July 14, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706132/identification-of-a-novel-metastasis-inducing-lncrna-which-suppresses-the-kai1-cd82-metastasis-suppressor-gene-and-is-upregulated-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#18
Ronni Aram, Iris Dotan, Agnes Hotz-Wagenblatt, Dan Canaani
Inactivation of tumor/metastasis suppressor genes via epigenetic silencing is a frequent event in human cancers. KAI1/CD82 is a metastasis suppressor gene whose normal protecting activity is deficient in twelve different solid malignancies. Here we have identified and characterized a primarily nuclear non-polyadenylated, antisense (as)-lncRNA, initiating upstream of the KAI1 human metastasis suppressor gene transcription start site; and elongating in the opposite direction to KAI1 mRNA. We show that the KAI1 promoter is bi-directional giving rise to KAI1 mRNA and its as-lncRNA...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705714/aristeromycin-and-dznep-cause-growth-inhibition-of-prostate-cancer-via-induction-of-mir-26a
#19
Noriko Uchiyama, Yukiya Tanaka, Tomohiro Kawamoto
Most prostate cancers initially respond to androgen deprivation therapy, but then progress from androgen-dependent to androgen-independent prostate cancers. In the present study, a differential cytotoxicity screen of hormone-resistant prostate cancer LNCaP-hr cells and the parental LNCaP-FGC cells against normal MRC5 fibroblast cells, identified a small molecule compound, Aristeromycin (a derivative of 3-deazaneplanocin A (DZNeP)). The molecular target was shown to be S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase (AHCY), which catalyzes reversible hydrolysis of S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) to adenosine and L-homocysteine...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704609/hydrophilic-and-cell-penetrable-pyrrolidinyl-peptide-nucleic-acid-pna-via-post-synthetic-modification-with-hydrophilic-side-chains
#20
Chaturong Suparpprom, Thanesuan Nuanyai, Haruthai Pansuwan, Tirayut Vilaivan, Supason Wanichwecharungruang, Boonsong Ditmangklo, Tanapat Palaga, Porntip Pan-In, Banphot Jiangchareon, Chotima Vilaivan
Peptide Nucleic Acid (PNA) is a nucleic acid mimic in which the deoxyribose-phosphate was replaced by a peptide-like backbone. The absence of negative charge in the PNA backbone leads to several unique behaviors including a stronger binding and salt-independency of the PNA-DNA duplex stability. However, PNA possesses poor aqueous solubility and cannot directly penetrate cell membranes. These are major obstacles that limited in vivo applications of PNA. In previous strategies, the PNA can be conjugated to macromolecular carrier, or modified with positively charged side chains such as guanidinium groups to improve the aqueous solubility and/or cell permeability...
July 13, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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