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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539329/aberrant-methylation-mediated-silencing-of-lncrna-meg3-functions-as-a-cerna-in-esophageal-cancer
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Zhiming Dong, Aili Zhang, Shengnan Liu, Fan Lu, Yanli Guo, Guoqiang Zhang, Fenglou Xu, Yabin Shi, Supeng Shen, Jia Liang, Wei Guo
Maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), has tumor suppressor properties and its expression is lost in several human tumors. However, its biological role in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) tumorigenesis is poorly defined. The present study determined the role and methylation status of MEG3 in esophageal cancer cells and ESCC clinical specimens, and further observed the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) activity of MEG3 in the pathogenesis and development of ESCC. Significant down-regulation of MEG3 was detected in esophageal cancer cells and ESCC tissues and the expression level of MEG3 was significantly increased in cancer cells after treated with the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor 5-Aza-dC...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28519068/long-noncoding-rna-gas5-suppresses-cell-growth-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-osteosarcoma-by-regulating-the-mir-221-arhi-pathway
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Kaishan Ye, Shuanke Wang, Haihong Zhang, Hua Han, Bing Ma, Wei Nan
Dysregulated long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) play key roles in the development of human cancers. The lncRNA growth arrest-specific 5 (GAS5) is reported to be a tumor suppressor in multiple cancers. However, the roles of GAS5 and its related miRNAs in osteosarcoma are poorly understood. This study explored the potential functions and mechanisms of GAS5 in the tumorigenesis of osteosarcoma. Here, the expression of GAS5, miR-221 and aplasia Ras homologue member I (ARHI) was determined in osteosarcoma tissues and cells by Real-time PCR (RT-qPCR)...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499919/long-non-coding-rna-ac023115-3-suppresses-chemoresistance-of-glioblastoma-by-reducing-autophagy
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Binbin Ma, Zhongbo Yuan, Li Zhang, Peng Lv, Ting Yang, Jinxia Gao, Ning Pan, Qiong Wu, Jiacheng Lou, Chuanchun Han, Bo Zhang
Malignant glioma is an aggressive brain cancer that responds poorly to chemotherapy. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the development of chemoresistance in glioma is not well-understood. In this study, we show that long non-coding RNA AC023115.3 is induced by cisplatin in human glioblastoma cells and that elevated AC023115.3 promotes cisplatin-induced apoptosis by inhibiting autophagy. Further mechanistic studies revealed that AC023115.3 acts as a competing endogenous RNA for miR-26a and attenuates the inhibitory effect of miR-26a on GSK3β, a proline-directed serine-threonine kinase that promotes the degradation of Mcl1, leading to an increase in GSK3β and a decrease in autophagy...
May 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492554/the-novel-long-intergenic-noncoding-rna-ucc-promotes-colorectal-cancer-progression-by-sponging-mir-143
#4
Feng-Ting Huang, Wen-Ying Chen, Zhi-Qiang Gu, Yan-Yan Zhuang, Chu-Qiang Li, Ling-Yun Wang, Juan-Fei Peng, Zhe Zhu, Xin Luo, Yuan-Hua Li, He-Rui Yao, Shi-Neng Zhang
The human genome contains thousands of long intergenic noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs). However, the functional roles of these transcripts and the mechanisms responsible for their deregulation in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain elusive. A novel lincRNA termed upregulated in CRC (UCC) was found to be highly expressed in human CRC tissues and cell lines. UCC levels correlated with lymph node metastasis, Dukes' stage, and patient outcomes. In SW480 and SW620 cells, knockdown of UCC inhibited proliferation, invasion, and cell cycle progression and induced apoptosis in vitro...
May 11, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475287/lncrna-ccat1-promotes-glioma-tumorigenesis-by-sponging-mir-181b
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Bingzhou Cui, Baoshan Li, Qi Liu, Youqiang Cui
Colon cancer-associated transcript 1 (CCAT1), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), is upregulated and has a vital role in the pathogenesis of numerous cancers. Recently, its high expression was found in glioma tissues. miR-181b is downregulated in glioma and acts as a tumor suppressor. However, the exact mechanism of CCAT1 action in the regulation of glioma development remains unknown. CCAT1 and miR-181b expression was firstly examined in glioma tissue samples by real-time PCR. An RNA interference approach was used to downregulate CCAT1 expression and we analyzed the underlying mechanism of CCAT1 by using bioinformatics analysis, CCK-8 assay, Transwell assay, flow cytometry, luciferase assay, RNA immunoprecipitation, real-time PCR, Western blot, and xenograft models...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472449/exploring-genetic-associations-with-cerna-regulation-in-the-human-genome
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Mulin Jun Li, Jian Zhang, Qian Liang, Chenghao Xuan, Jiexing Wu, Peng Jiang, Wei Li, Yun Zhu, Panwen Wang, Daniel Fernandez, Yujun Shen, Yiwen Chen, Jean-Pierre A Kocher, Ying Yu, Pak Chung Sham, Junwen Wang, Jun S Liu, X Shirley Liu
Competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) are RNA molecules that sequester shared microRNAs (miRNAs) thereby affecting the expression of other targets of the miRNAs. Whether genetic variants in ceRNA can affect its biological function and disease development is still an open question. Here we identified a large number of genetic variants that are associated with ceRNA's function using Geuvaids RNA-seq data for 462 individuals from the 1000 Genomes Project. We call these loci competing endogenous RNA expression quantitative trait loci or 'cerQTL', and found that a large number of them were unexplored in conventional eQTL mapping...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443494/expression-profiling-of-long-non-coding-rna-identifies-linc-ror-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-oral-cancer
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Ganesan Arunkumar, Arunagiri Kuha Deva Magendhra Rao, Mayakannan Manikandan, Kanagaraj Arun, Vilvanathan Vinothkumar, Sundaramoorthy Revathidevi, Kottayasamy Seenivasagam Rajkumar, Ramamurthy Rajaraman, Arasambattu Kannan Munirajan
Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most aggressive cancer that is associated with high recurrence, metastasis, and poor treatment outcome. Dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs has been shown to promote tumor growth and metastasis in several cancers. In this study, we investigated the expression of 11 selected long non-coding RNAs that are associated with cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor suppression in oral squamous cell carcinomas and normal tissues by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436883/a-bipartite-network-and-resource-transfer-based-approach-to-infer-lncrna-environmental-factor-associations
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Jie Zhou, Yuan-Yuan Shi
Phenotypes and diseases are often determined by the complex interactions between genetic factors and environmental factors (EFs). However, compared with protein-coding genes and microRNAs, there is a paucity of computational methods for understanding the associations between long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and EFs. In this study, we focused on the associations between lncRNA and EFs. By using the common miRNA partners of any pair of lncRNA and EF, based on the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) hypothesis and the technique of resources transfer within the experimentally-supported lncRNA-miRNA and miRNA-EF association bipartite networks, we propose an algorithm for predicting new lncRNA-EF associations...
April 18, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433650/long-noncoding-rna-malat1-is-a-potent-autophagy-inducer-protecting-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-induced-injury-by-sponging-mir-26b-and-upregulating-ulk2-expression
#9
Zhijun Li, Jing Li, Na Tang
Brain microvascular endothelial cell (BMEC) injury induced by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is the initial stage of blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, which results in a poor prognosis in ischemic stroke patients. Autophagy has been shown to have protective effects on BMECs against cerebral ischemic insults. However, molecular mechanism of BMEC autophagy during I/R is unclear. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as new factors involved in cell autophagy. LncRNA Malat1 is one of the most highly upregulated I/R or OGD/R-responsive endothelial lncRNA and plays a protective role in BMECs against cerebral ischemic insults...
April 20, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424426/circular-rna-hsa-circ-0016347-promotes-proliferation-invasion-and-metastasis-of-osteosarcoma-cells
#10
Hao Jin, Xin Jin, Hong Zhang, Wenbo Wang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a novel class of non-coding RNA which have recently shown huge capabilities in the regulation of gene expression at the post-transcriptional level. Growing evidence has indicated that circRNAs could serve as competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) to bind with microRNAs (miRNAs) and to inhibit the activity and function of the targeted miRNAs. Here, we demonstrated that circ-0016347 acted as a positive regulator in osteosarcoma cells proliferation and invasion. Moreover, circ-0016347 was identified as a sponge of miR-214 that upregulated the expression of caspase-1, which is the functional target of miR-214...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423738/lncrna-snhg1-a-non-degradable-sponge-for-mir-338-promotes-expression-of-proto-oncogene-cst3-in-primary-esophageal-cancer-cells
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Yan Yan, Qingxia Fan, Liping Wang, Yue Zhou, Jianhua Li, Kun Zhou
Competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) is a newly proposed mechanism that describes a crosstalk among lncRNAs, mRNAs and their shared miRNAs. In this study, the role of miR-338-3p (miR-338) in the progression of esophageal cancer and its involve in the ceRNA regulatory circuit lncRNA-Snhg1/CST3 were explored. MiR-338 displayed a 30% decreased expression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma tissues compared with the adjacent. Then, proto-oncogene CST3 was predicted and validated as a target gene of miR-338. Gain-and-loss-function experiments indicated that miR-338 suppressed expression of CST3 protein (also Cystatin C, CysC), promoted expression of apoptotic proteins caspase-8/3, attenuated esophageal carcinoma cell growth and induced its apoptosis...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415684/the-long-noncoding-rna-linc-ned125-controls-the-expression-of-medulloblastoma-driver-genes-by-microrna-sponge-activity
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Pietro Laneve, Agnese Po, Annarita Favia, Ivano Legnini, Vincenzo Alfano, Jessica Rea, Valerio Di Carlo, Valeria Bevilacqua, Evelina Miele, Angela Mastronuzzi, Andrea Carai, Franco Locatelli, Irene Bozzoni, Elisabetta Ferretti, Elisa Caffarelli
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are major regulators of physiological and disease-related gene expression, particularly in the central nervous system. Dysregulated lncRNA expression has been documented in several human cancers, and their tissue-specificity makes them attractive candidates as diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers and/or therapeutic agents. Here we show that linc-NeD125, which we previously characterized as a neuronal-induced lncRNA, is significantly overexpressed in Group 4 medulloblastomas (G4 MBs), the largest and least well characterized molecular MB subgroup...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415631/lncrna-hotair-acts-a-competing-endogenous-rna-to-control-the-expression-of-notch3-via-sponging-mir-613-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Huihua Cai, Jie Yao, Yong An, Xuemin Chen, Weibo Chen, Di Wu, Boyang Luo, Yong Yang, Yong Jiang, Donglin Sun, Xiaozhou He
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers with a poor prognosis. Though studies have implicated the roles of microRNAs in pancreatic cancer progression, little is known about the role of miR-613 in pancreatic cancer. In the present study, the expression of miR-613 was down-regulated in pancreatic cancer tissues and cancer cell lines. Down-regulation of miR-613 was positively correlated with tumor differentiation, advanced TNM stage, nodal metastasis and shorter overall survival in patients with pancreatic cancer...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410205/variant-2-of-kiaa0101-antagonizing-its-oncogenic-variant-1-might-be-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#14
Lijuan Liu, Youyi Liu, Xiaobei Chen, Miao Wang, Yan Zhou, Ping Zhou, Wenxin Li, Fan Zhu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal malignant tumors worldwide and effective therapies, including molecular therapy, remain elusive. Our previous work demonstrates that oncogenic KIAA0101 transcript variant (tv) 1 promotes HCC development and might be a HCC therapeutic target. However, the function of another KIAA0101 variant, KIAA0101 tv2, remains unknown. In this study, we reported that KIAA0101 tv2 was highly expressed in adjacent non-tumorous liver tissues (NTs) compared to HCC tissues...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409554/lncrna-ccat1-upregulates-proliferation-and-invasion-in-melanoma-cells-via-suppressing-mir-33a
#15
Li Lv, Jian-Qin Jia, Jin Chen
It is increasingly evident that various long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) participate in the tumorigenesis of multiple tumors, including melanoma. LncRNA has been validated as oncogenic factor in multifarious tumor, however, the potential regulatory mechanism of CCAT1 in melanoma is still unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the regulation of CCAT1 on melanoma genesis. The expression of CCAT1 in melanoma tissue and cell lines was measured using qRT-PCR. Interference oligonucleotide or mimics sequences were applied to up- or down-regulate RNA expression...
April 12, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400279/snhg1-lncrna-negatively-regulates-mir-199a-3p-to-enhance-cdk7-expression-and-promote-cell-proliferation-in-prostate-cancer
#16
Jianping Li, Zhipeng Zhang, Li Xiong, Chuan Guo, Tao Jiang, Lilan Zeng, Ge Li, Juan Wang
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to play vital roles in the development of human cancers, but our understandings of most lncRNAs in cancers are still limited. Recently, accumlating evidences have showed that many RNA transcripts could function as competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) by competitively binding common microRNAs. In this study, we demonstrated that a lncRNA, Small Nucleolar RNA Host Gene 1 (SNHG1), as a ceRNA for miR-199a-3p, played a critical role in prostate cancer cell proliferation...
May 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381168/long-non-coding-rna-colon-cancer-associated-transcript-1-functions-as-a-competing-endogenous-rna-to-regulate-cyclin-dependent-kinase-1-expression-by-sponging-mir-490-3p-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression
#17
Chunqing Dou, Liyuan Sun, Xin Jin, Mingming Han, Bao Zhang, Tao Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma is an aggressive neoplasm and is one of the most common human cancers. Recently, long non-coding RNAs have been demonstrated to participate in pathogenesis of many diseases including the progression in several cancers. In this study, we found that the long non-coding RNA colon cancer-associated transcript 1 was upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues (p < 0.05), and high colon cancer-associated transcript 1 expression level was positively associated with tumor volume (p < 0...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379612/the-long-non-coding-rna-tp73-as1-interacted-with-mir-142-to-modulate-brain-glioma-growth-through-hmgb1-rage-pathway
#18
Rong Zhang, Hekun Jin, Fan Lou
P73 antisense RNA 1T (non-protein coding), also known as TP73-AS1 or PDAM, is a long non-coding RNA which may regulate apoptosis via regulation of p53-dependent anti-apoptotic genes. An abnormal change of TP73-AS1 expression was noticed in cancers. The effects of TP73-AS1 in brain glioma growth and the underlying mechanism remain unclear so far. In the present study, TP73-AS1 was specifically upregulated in brain glioma tissues and cell lines and was associated with poorer prognosis in patients with glioma...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374914/overexpression-of-long-non-coding-rna-meg3-inhibits-proliferation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-huh7-cells-via-negative-modulation-of-mirna-664
#19
Jin-Hua He, Ze-Ping Han, Ji-Ming Liu, Jia-Bin Zhou, Mao-Xian Zou, Yu Bing Lv, Yu-Guang Li, Ming-Rong Cao
Evidence is accumulating that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in human tumorigenesis and dysregulated in many cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Because lncRNAs can regulate essential pathways that contribute to tumor initiation and progression with their tissue specificity, lncRNAs are valuable biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Maternally-expressed gene 3 (MEG3) is a lncRNA overexpressed in HCC cells that inhibits HCC progression, however, the mechanism remains largely unknown...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368401/circrna_100290-plays-a-role-in-oral-cancer-by-functioning-as-a-sponge-of-the-mir-29-family
#20
L Chen, S Zhang, J Wu, J Cui, L Zhong, L Zeng, S Ge
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) represent a class of non-coding RNAs that are widely expressed in mammals. However, it is largely unknown about the function of human circRNAs and the roles of circRNAs in human oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC). Here we performed a comprehensive study of circRNAs in human OSCC using circRNA and mRNA microarrays, and identified many circRNAs that are differentially expressed between OSCC tissue and paired non-cancerous matched tissue. We further found a circRNA termed circRNA_100290 that served as a critical regulator in OSCC development...
April 3, 2017: Oncogene
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