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Tianbo Jin, Xiaohong Wu, Hua Yang, Ming Liu, Yongjun He, Xue He, Xugang Shi, Fengjiao Wang, Shuli Du, Yajuan Ma, Shan Bao, Dongya Yuan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are key regulators of gene expression; however, the extent to which single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) interfere with miRNA gene regulation and affect cervical cancer (CC) susceptibility remains largely unknown. Here, we systematically analyzed miRNA-related SNPs and their association with CC risk, and performed a case-control study of miR-17-5p SNPs and CC risk in a Chinese population. Sixteen SNPs were genotyped in 247 CC cases and 285 controls. Three were associated with CC risk (p < 0...
September 28, 2016: Oncotarget
Yang Lin, Lijian Xu, Wei Wei, Xiaohui Zhang, Rongchao Ying
Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) H19 has been reported to be upregulated in malignant digestive tumors, but its clinical relevance is not yet established. The meta-analysis was to investigate the association between H19 expression and pathological features of digestive system cancers. The databases of PubMed, EMBase, Web of Science, CNKI, and WanFang were searched for the related studies. A total of 478 patients from 6 studies were finally included. The meta-analysis showed that the patient group of high H19 expression had a higher risk of poorly differentiated grade, deep tumor invasion (T2 stage or more), lymph node metastasis, and advanced TNM stage than the group of low H19 expression, although there was no difference between them in terms of distant metastasis...
2016: BioMed Research International
Minjie Chu, Weiyan Yuan, Shuangshuang Wu, Zhiquan Wang, Liping Mao, Tian Tian, Yihua Lu, Bowen Zhu, Yue Yang, Bin Wang, Haiquan Gao, Liying Jiang, Xun Zhuang
H19 refers to a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) that functions as an oncogenic molecule in different cancer cells. Genetic variants of H19 may affect the activity of certain regulatory factors, which subsequently regulate the aberrant expression of H19. This feedback loop might be one of the underlying mechanisms influencing tumour susceptibility and prognosis. Although there have been several recent studies that examined possible links between polymorphisms in H19 and cancer risk, the results have been inconclusive...
October 8, 2016: Oncotarget
Shou-Hua Wang, Fei Ma, Zhao-Hui Tang, Xiao-Cai Wu, Qiang Cai, Ming-Di Zhang, Ming-Zhe Weng, Di Zhou, Jian-Dong Wang, Zhi-Wei Quan
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) H19 has been reported to involve in many kinds of human cancers and functions as an oncogene. Our previous study found that H19 was over-expressed in gallbladder cancer (GBC) and was shown to promote tumor development in GBC. However, the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) regulatory network involving H19 in GBC progression has not been fully elucidated. We aim to detect the role of H19 as a ceRNA in GBC. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, the expression of H19 and miR-342-3p were analyzed in 35 GBC tissues and matched normal tissues by using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Yvette Lahbib-Mansais, Harmonie Barasc, Maria Marti-Marimon, Florence Mompart, Eddie Iannuccelli, David Robelin, Juliette Riquet, Martine Yerle-Bouissou
BACKGROUND: To explore the relationship between spatial genome organization and gene expression in the interphase nucleus, we used a genomic imprinting model, which offers parental-specific gene expression. Using 3D FISH in porcine fetal liver cells, we compared the nuclear organization of the two parental alleles (expressed or not) of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2), a paternally imprinted gene located on chromosome 2. We investigated whether its nuclear positioning favors specific locus associations...
October 1, 2016: BMC Cell Biology
Cuiqing Zhong, Jinsong Li
Haploid embryonic stem cells can be derived from androgenetic embryos produced by injection of sperm into enucleated oocytes or by removal of the female pronucleus from zygotes. These cells, termed AG-haESCs, can be used in place of sperm to produce the so-called semi-cloned (SC) mice. Importantly, AG-haESCs carrying H19-DMR and IG-DMR knockouts (DKO-AG-haESCs) can efficiently and stably support the generation of SC mice via intracytoplasmic AG-haESCs injection (ICAHCI), which provides a new route to obtain genetically modified mice...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Jun-Yao Wang, Lan Xiao, Jian-Ying Wang
Maintenance of the gut epithelial integrity under stressful environments requires epithelial cells to rapidly elicit changes in gene expression patterns to regulate their survival, adapt to stress, and keep epithelial homeostasis. Disruption of the intestinal epithelial integrity occurs commonly in patients with various critical illnesses, leading to the translocation of luminal toxic substances and bacteria to the blood stream. Recently, noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) have emerged as a novel class of master regulators of gene expression and are fundamentally involved in many aspects of gut mucosal regeneration, protection, and epithelial barrier function...
October 4, 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. RNA
Walid Abi Habib, Frederic Brioude, Salah Azzi, Jennifer Salem, Cristina Das Neves, Claire Personnier, Sandra Chantot-Bastaraud, Boris Keren, Yves Le Bouc, Madeleine Harbison, Irene Netchine
The 11p15 region harbors the IGF2/H19 imprinted domain, implicated in fetal and postnatal growth. Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is characterized by fetal and postnatal growth failure, and is caused principally by hypomethylation of the 11p15 imprinting control region 1 (ICR1). However, the mechanisms leading to ICR1 hypomethylation remain unknown. Maternally inherited genetic defects affecting the ICR1 domain have been associated with ICR1 hypermethylation and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (an overgrowth syndrome, the clinical and molecular mirror of SRS), and paternal deletions of IGF2 enhancers have been detected in four SRS patients...
October 4, 2016: Human Mutation
Jie Zhang, Cai Yue Liu, Yun Wan, Li Peng, Wen Fang Li, Jia Xuan Qiu
The expression of the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) H19 is associated with proliferation in tumors. In order to investigate whether H19 may additionally mediate the proliferation of fibroblasts in human keloid disease, the present study collected samples from 24 subjects, including 8 with keloids, 8 with normal scars and 8 normal skin controls. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction revealed that H19 levels were markedly increased in human keloids compared with normal scars and normal skin controls (P=0...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Kevin J Ashton, Melissa E Reichelt, S Jamal Mustafa, Bunyen Teng, Catherine Ledent, Lea M D Delbridge, Polly A Hofmann, R Ray Morrison, John P Headrick
Influences of adenosine 2A receptor (A2AR) activity on the cardiac transcriptome and genesis of endotoxemic myocarditis are unclear. We applied transcriptomic profiling (39 K Affymetrix arrays) to identify A2AR-sensitive molecules, revealed by receptor knockout (KO), in healthy and endotoxemic hearts. Baseline cardiac function was unaltered and only 37 A2AR-sensitive genes modified by A2AR KO (≥1.2-fold change, <5 % FDR); the five most induced are Mtr, Ppbp, Chac1, Ctsk and Cnpy2 and the five most repressed are Hp, Yipf4, Acta1, Cidec and Map3k2...
September 30, 2016: Purinergic Signalling
Haiting Zhao, Renjun Peng, Qing Liu, Dingyang Liu, Peng Du, Jian Yuan, Gang Peng, Yiwei Liao
H19, one of the first found cancer-associated long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), is involved in the development and progression of many types of tumors. An aberrant expression of H19 was observed in hepatocellular carcinoma, cervical cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and colorectal cancer. However, the exact effects and molecular mechanisms of H19 in glioma progression are still unknown up to now. In this study, we investigated the role of H19 in human glioma cell lines and clinical tumor samples in order to determine the function of this molecule...
September 28, 2016: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Komal Ramani, Nirmala Mavila, Kwang Suk Ko, José M Mato, Shelly C Lu
Prohibitin 1 (PHB1) is a mitochondrial chaperone that regulates cell growth. Phb1 knockout mice exhibit liver injury and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Phb1-knockout livers show induction of tumor growth-associated genes, H19 and insulin-like growth factor 2 (Igf2). These genes are controlled by the imprinting control region (ICR) containing CCCTC-binding transcription factor (CTCF)-binding sites. Since Phb1 knockout mice exhibited induction of H19 and Igf2, we hypothesized that PHB1-mediated regulation of the H19-Igf2 axis might control cell proliferation in normal hepatocytes...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Jian-Jie Bai, Chun-Shui Lin, Hui-Jin Ye, Pei-Pei Guo, Wei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of propofol on H19 expression, migration and invasion of human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells in vitro. METHODS: MDA-MB-231 cells were randomly divided into 5 groups for treatment with basal medium, DMSO, or propofol at concentrations of 25, 50, and 100 µmol/L. H19 expression of the treated cells was assessed with RT-PCR, and the changes of cell motility, migration and invasion were evaluated with wound-healing assay and Transwell assays...
August 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Pinar Tulay, Alpesh Doshi, Paul Serhal, Sioban B SenGupta
Gene expression from both parental genomes is required for completion of embryogenesis. Differential methylation of each parental genome has been observed in mouse and human preimplantation embryos. It is possible that these differences in methylation affect the level of gene transcripts from each parental genome in early developing embryos. The aim of this study was to investigate if there is a parent-specific pattern of BRCA1 expression in human embryos and to examine if this affects embryo development when the embryo carries a BRCA1 or BRCA2 pathogenic mutation...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
Yu Ma, Yan Lu, Bingjian Lu
Reliable biomarkers for the detection of early ovarian carcinoma are currently unavailable. MicroRNA and long non-coding RNA may be important in cancer initiation and progression by regulating gene expression through post-transcriptional mechanisms. MicroRNAs, such as miR-26a and miR-132, have been investigated as novel biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring of therapeutic response, and therapeutic targets in ovarian carcinomas. Some long non-coding RNAs, such as H19 and UCA1, may be involved in the pathogenesis of ovarian carcinomas...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Investigation
Wei Jing, Man Zhu, Xian-Wei Zhang, Zhong-Ya Pan, Shan-Shan Gao, Hu Zhou, Shi-Li Qiu, Chun-Zi Liang, Jian-Cheng Tu
Recently, numerous studies indicate that H19 plays a key role in tumorigenesis, but the results have been disputed, especially in the aspects of tumor progression and metastasis. Therefore, we performed this meta-analysis to systematically summarize the relationship between H19 and cancers. We searched PubMed, the Cochrane Library, CNKI, and Chinese Wan Fang to identify eligible studies. Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals were calculated to assess the effect size. A total of 13 studies were enrolled in this meta-analysis, which was performed by Revman5...
2016: BioMed Research International
Mónica Z Alonso, Alejandra Krüger, Marcelo E Sanz, Nora L Padola, Paula M A Lucchesi
Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) is a foodborne pathogen that causes hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and the consumption of chicken products has been related to some HUS cases. We performed a non-selective isolation and characterization of STEC strains from retail chicken products. STEC isolates were characterized according to the presence of stx1, stx2, eae, saa and ehxA; stx subtypes and serotypes. Most of them carried stx2, showing subtypes associated with severe human disease. Although reported in other avian species, the stx2f subtype was not detected...
September 22, 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
Y Liu, H L Yang, F F Zhong, J Y Fan
BACKGROUND: The latency-associated transcript (LAT) gene of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-2 is the only detectable viral gene expressed during latent infection in neurons. LAT inhibits apoptosis and maintains latency by promoting the survival of infected neurons. However, whether LAT functions during HSV-2 infection via its encoded RNAs or via its encoded proteins remain unknown. Increasing evidence has indicated that LAT is likely to functionally promote the establishment of latent infection via LAT-encoded microRNAs (miRNAs)...
October 2016: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Shan-Wen Chen, Peng-Yuan Wang, Yu-Cun Liu, Lie Sun, Jing Zhu, Shuai Zuo, Ju Ma, Teng-Yu Li, Jun-Ling Zhang, Guo-Wei Chen, Xin Wang, Qiu-Ru Zhu, You-Wen Zheng, Ze-Yang Chen, Zi-Hao Yao, Yi-Sheng Pan
BACKGROUND: Recently, long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) H19 has been reported to be related with VDR signaling and the development of inflammatory diseases including osteoarthritis. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the expression level of H19 and VDR in ulcerative colitis (UC) tissues and to investigate the effect of H19 overexpression on intestinal epithelial barrier function. METHODS: The expression level of H19, miR-675-5p, and VDR in UC tissues and paired normal tissues collected from 12 patients with UC was investigated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
September 21, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Nadine Bachmann, Roman Crazzolara, Florian Bohne, Dieter Kotzot, Kathrin Maurer, Thorsten Enklaar, Dirk Prawitt, Carsten Bergmann
BACKGROUND: Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is an early-onset overgrowth disorder with a high risk for embryonal tumors. It is mainly caused by dysregulation of imprinted genes on chromosome 11p15.5; however, the driving forces in the development of tumors are not fully understood. PROCEDURE: We report on a female patient presenting with macrosomia, macroglossia, organomegaly and extensive bilateral nephroblastomatosis. Adjuvant chemotherapy was initiated; however, the patient developed hepatoblastoma and Wilms tumor at 5 and 12 months of age, respectively...
September 21, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
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