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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723642/suppression-of-microrna-384-enhances-autophagy-of-airway-smooth-muscle-cells-in-asthmatic-mouse
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Zhe Cheng, Xi Wang, Lingling Dai, Liuqun Jia, Xiaogang Jing, Ying Liu, Huan Wang, Pengfei Li, Lin An, Meng Liu
Injury to airway smooth muscle (ASM) cells hallmarks the pathological progression of asthma, a chronic inflammatory airway disease. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play essential roles in the development of asthma as well as airway remodeling. Here we studied the involvement of miRNAs in the regulation of autophagic survival of ASM cells and airway disorder. We analyzed autophagy-associated factors LC3 and Beclin-1 by RT-qPCR and protein blotting in purified airway smooth muscle cells from ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthmatic mice...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721656/circrna-a-novel-type-of-biomarker-for-cancer
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REVIEW
He-da Zhang, Lin-Hong Jiang, Da-Wei Sun, Jun-Chen Hou, Zhen-Ling Ji
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a class of long, non-coding RNAs molecules that shape a covalently closed continuous loop which have no 5'-3' polarity and contain no polyA tail. CircRNAs also possess relatively jarless framework and are highly tissue-specific expressed in the eukaryotic transcriptome. Emerging evidences have discovered that thousands of endogenous circRNAs are present in mammalian cells and they mediate gene expression at the transcriptional or post-transcriptional level by binding to microRNAs or other molecules and then inhibit their function...
July 18, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721074/targeted-regulation-of-mir-98-on-e2f1-increases-chemosensitivity-of-leukemia-cells-k562-a02
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Yingdan Huang, Xiuli Hong, Jiasheng Hu, Quanyi Lu
BACKGROUND: miRNA is a microRNA that negatively regulates protein expression at post-transcriptional or translational level. It is widely involved in the pathogenesis of tumors. miR-98 belongs to the let-7 family, and its overexpression can increase the sensitivity to drugs in solid cancer cells. However, the function of miR-98 in leukemia is still unclear. In this study, the effect of miR-98 on drug resistance and proliferation of leukemia cells were investigated. METHODS: Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction analyzed the expression difference between miR-98 and E2F1 in leukemia cell lines, K562 and K562/A02...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720711/gene-expression-networks-in-the-murine-pulmonary-myocardium-provide-insight-into-the-pathobiology-of-atrial-fibrillation
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Jordan K Boutilier, Rhonda L Taylor, Tracy Mann, Elyshia McNamara, Gary J Hoffman, Jacob Kenny, Rodney J Dilley, Peter Henry, Grant Morahan, Nigel G Laing, Kristen J Nowak
The pulmonary myocardium is a muscular coat surrounding the pulmonary and caval veins. Although its definitive physiological function is unknown, it may have a pathological role as the source of ectopic beats initiating atrial fibrillation. How the pulmonary myocardium gains pacemaker function is not clearly defined, although recent evidence indicates that changed transcriptional gene expression networks are at fault. The gene expression profile of this distinct cell type in situ was examined to investigate underlying molecular events that might contribute to atrial fibrillation...
July 18, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720069/long-non-coding-rna-spry4-it1-promotes-proliferation-and-invasion-by-acting-as-a-cerna-of-mir-101-3p-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Jianguang Jin, Zhijie Chu, Pengfei Ma, Yuanpu Meng, Yanhui Yang
Long non-coding RNAs are associated with a spectrum of biological processes such as gene regulation on transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. Increasing evidence indicates that SPRY4-IT1 plays an important role in carcinogenesis, and the mechanisms whereby SPRY4-IT1 induces colorectal carcinoma progression remain largely unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the expression and function of SPRY4-IT1 in colorectal carcinoma. In this study, we analyzed SPRY4-IT1 expression levels in a series of colorectal carcinoma patients by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718405/rna-binding-proteins-in-cancer-old-players-and-new-actors
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REVIEW
Bruno Pereira, Marc Billaud, Raquel Almeida
RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are key players in post-transcriptional events. The combination of versatility of their RNA-binding domains with structural flexibility enables RBPs to control the metabolism of a large array of transcripts. Perturbations in RBP-RNA networks activity have been causally associated with cancer development, but the rational framework describing these contributions remains fragmented. We review here the evidence that RBPs modulate multiple cancer traits, emphasize their functional diversity, and assess future trends in the study of RBPs in cancer...
July 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718380/the-burden-of-genetic-and-epigenetic-traits-in-prematurity
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Bruna Ribeiro de Andrade Ramos, Márcia Guimarães da Silva
Despite decades of investigations and accumulated scientific knowledge, preterm birth (PTB) remains a significant burden worldwide. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain this condition, and a number of risk factors from infectious to behavioral and genetic/epigenetic factors influence this outcome. The heritability of PTB is estimated to be 17% to 36%, which demonstrates that genetic predisposition plays a key role in PTB. Structural DNA modifications without changes in the DNA sequence and post-transcriptional regulation also have an impact on gene expression and thus influence pregnancy outcomes...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718016/blackcurrant-anthocyanins-stimulated-cholesterol-transport-via-post-transcriptional-induction-of-ldl-receptor-in-caco-2-cells
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Bohkyung Kim, Minkyung Bae, Young-Ki Park, Hang Ma, Tao Yuan, Navindra P Seeram, Ji-Young Lee
PURPOSES: We previously showed that polyphenol-rich blackcurrant extract (BCE) showed a hypocholesterolemic effect in mice fed a high fat diet. As direct cholesterol removal from the body via the intestine has been recently appreciated, we investigated the effect of BCE on the modulation of genes involved in intestinal cholesterol transport using Caco-2 cells as an in vitro model. METHODS: Caco-2 cells were treated with BCE to determine its effects on mRNA and protein expression of genes important for intestinal cholesterol transport, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) uptake, cellular cholesterol content, and cholesterol transport from basolateral to apical membrane of Caco-2 cell monolayers...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717044/congenital-myotonic-dystrophy-an-rna-mediated-disease-across-a-developmental-continuum
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REVIEW
Sujatha Jagannathan, Robert K Bradley
Thomas and colleagues (pp. 1122-1133) demonstrate severe dysregulation of developmentally regulated alternative splicing and polyadenylation in congenital myotonic dystrophy (CDM). In doing so, they also highlight the importance of these post-transcriptional processes during normal fetal muscle development. Finally, they generate and characterize a mouse model of CDM that lacks all three Muscleblind-like proteins.
June 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716821/abnormalities-in-alternative-splicing-in-diabetes-therapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Zodwa Dlamini, Fortunate Mokoena, Rodney Hull
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a non-communicable, metabolic disorder that affects 416 million individuals worldwide. Type 2 diabetes contributes to a vast 85-90% of the diabetes incidences while 10-15% of patients suffer from type 1 diabetes. These two predominant forms of DM cause a significant loss of functional pancreatic β-cell mass causing different degrees of insulin deficiency, most likely, due to increased β-cell apoptosis. Treatment options involve the use of insulin sensitisers, α-glucosidase inhibitors, and β-cell secretagogues which are often expensive, limited in efficacy and carry detrimental adverse effects...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716651/significance-of-a-to-i-rna-editing-of-transcripts-modulating-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics
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REVIEW
Masataka Nakano, Miki Nakajima
RNA editing is a post-transcriptional process that alters the nucleotide sequence of RNA transcripts to generate transcriptome diversity. Among the various types of RNA editing, adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing is the most frequent type of RNA editing in mammals. Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADAR) enzymes, ADAR1 and ADAR2, convert adenosines in double-stranded RNA structures into inosines by hydrolytic deamination. Inosine forms a base pair with cytidine as if it were guanosine; therefore, the conversion may affect the amino acid sequence, splicing, microRNA targeting, and miRNA maturation...
July 14, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716415/primary-root-growth-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-is-inhibited-by-the-mir159-mediated-repression-of-myb33-myb65-and-myb101
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Tao Xue, Zhenhua Liu, Xuehuan Dai, Fengning Xiang
Organ growth is a fundamental developmental process basing on cell proliferation and differentiation. The growth of the plant root is sustained by the activity of the root meristem, a process controlled in part by various transcription factors. Here, the miR159 has been identified as a post transcriptional repressor of root growth, on the basis that the mir159ab double mutant developed a larger meristem than did the wild type, and that it formed longer roots. In the mutant, the abundance of MYB33, MYB65 and MYB101 transcript was substantially increased...
September 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716136/up-regulation-of-cdk16-by-multiple-mechanisms-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-promotes-tumor-progression
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Yitao Wang, Xian Qin, Tao Guo, Pengpeng Liu, Ping Wu, Zhisu Liu
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains difficult to cure due to lack of effective treatment and the molecular mechanisms are complex and not completely understood. In this study, We investigated the role of CDK16 in tumor progression of HCC. METHODS: We interrogated the expression level of CDK16 by polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry(IHC) and studied its clinical significance. The functional role of CDK16 on HCC was studied via gain and loss of function in vitro and in vivo...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715379/detection-of-microrna-expression-in-peritoneal-membrane-of-rats-using-quantitative-real-time-pcr
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Keiji Hirai, Hiromichi Yoshizawa, Toshimi Imai, Yusuke Igarashi, Ichiro Hirahara, Susumu Ookawara, Kenichi Ishibashi, Yoshiyuki Morishita
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate messenger RNA expression post-transcriptionally. The miRNA expression profile has been investigated in various organs and tissues in rat. However, standard methods for the purification of miRNAs and detection of their expression in rat peritoneal membrane have not been well established. We have developed an effective and reliable method to purify and quantify miRNAs using quantitative real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in rat peritoneal membrane...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714413/mirna-based-therapeutics-for-lung-cancer
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Miaowei Wu, Guosheng Wang, Wei Tian, Yongchuan Deng, Yibing Xu
BACKGROUND: miRNA, a small non-coding RNA molecule containing about 22 nucleotides, functions in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. With these qualities, miRNAs modulate multiple signaling pathways involved in cancer development, such as cellular proliferation, apoptosis, and migration. METHODS: The goal of this review is to discuss possible miRNAs-based therapeutic strategies, through defining performance of miRNAs in carcinogenesis, in particular in lung cancer...
July 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714243/regulation-of-the-activity-of-the-promoter-of-rna-induced-silencing-c3po
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Shriya Sahu, Leo Williams, Alberto Perez, Finly Philip, Giuseppe Caso, Walter Zurawsky, Suzanne Scarlata
RNA-induced silencing is a process which allows cells to regulate the synthesis of specific proteins. RNA silencing is promoted by the protein C3PO (component 3 of RISC). We have previously found that phospholipase Cβ, which increases intracellular calcium levels in response to specific G protein signals, inhibits C3PO activity towards certain genes. Understanding the parameters that control C3PO activity and which genes are impacted by G protein activation would help predict which genes are more vulnerable to down-regulation...
July 16, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713972/expression-and-subcellular-localization-of-at-motif-binding-factor-1-in-colon-tumours
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Hiromi Kataoka, Yutaka Miura, Makoto Kawaguchi, Shugo Suzuki, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Keiji Ozeki, Takaya Shimura, Tsutomu Mizoshita, Eiji Kubota, Satoshi Tanida, Satoru Takahashi, Kiyofumi Asai, Takashi Joh
AT motif binding factor 1 (ATBF1) is a transcriptional regulator that functions as a tumour suppressor to negatively affect cancer cell growth. In the present study four specific polyclonal antibodies against ATBF1 were generated, and the expression and intracellular localization of ATBF1 in colonic mucosae, polyps, adenoma and adenocarcinoma tissue samples were investigated. The four polyclonal antibodies produced were as follows: MB34 and MB49, which recognize the N‑ and C‑terminal fragments of ATBF1, respectively; and D1‑120 and MB44, which recognize the middle fragments of ATBF1 that contain three nuclear localization signals (NLS)...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713950/microrna%C3%A2-302a-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-osteosarcoma-by-targeting-adam9
#18
Xiaoming Yang, Yan Cui, Fuqiang Yang, Chao Sun, Xuejian Gao
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most frequent malignant primary bone tumor arising from primitive bone‑forming mesenchymal cells in children and adolescents. The dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has been reported in OS, and these aberrantly expressed miRNAs are involved in the initiation and progression of OS. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and functions of miRNA‑302a (miR‑302a) in OS and its underlying mechanism. It was found that the expression of miR‑302a was reduced in OS tissues and cell lines...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713413/identification-of-conserved-and-novel-micrornas-in-blueberry
#19
Junyang Yue, Xiaohui Lu, Huan Zhang, Jiao Ge, Xueling Gao, Yongsheng Liu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small endogenous RNAs that play important regulatory roles in cells by negatively affecting gene expression at both transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. There have been extensive studies aiming to identify miRNAs and to elucidate their functions in various plant species. In the present study, we employed the high-throughput sequencing technology to profile miRNAs in blueberry fruits. A total of 9,992,446 small RNA tags with sizes ranged from 18 to 30 nt were obtained, indicating that blueberry fruits have a large and diverse small RNA population...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713335/a-novel-regulatory-cascade-involving-blur-ycgz-and-lon-controls-the-expression-of-escherichia-coli-ompf-porin
#20
Valérie Duval, Kimberly Foster, Jennifer Brewster, Stuart B Levy
In Escherichia coli, OmpF is an important outer membrane protein, which serves as a passive diffusion pore for small compounds including nutrients, antibiotics, and toxic compounds. OmpF expression responds to environmental changes such as temperature, osmolarity, nutrients availability, and toxic compounds via complex regulatory pathways involving transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation. Our study identified a new regulatory cascade that controls the expression of OmpF porin. This pathway involves BluR, a transcriptional regulator repressing the expression of the ycgZ-ymgABC operon...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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