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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542522/a-mutation-in-porcine-pre-mir-15b-alters-the-biogenesis-of-mir-15b-16-1-cluster-and-strand-selection-of-mir-15b
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Wenyang Sun, Jing Lan, Lei Chen, Jinjie Qiu, Zonggang Luo, Mingzhou Li, Jinyong Wang, Jiugang Zhao, Tinghuan Zhang, Xi Long, Jie Chai, Zunqiang Yan, Zongyi Guo, Shuangbao Gun
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that are involved in translational regulation of the messenger RNA molecules. Sequence variations in the genes encoding miRNAs could influence their biogenesis and function. MiR-15b plays an important role in cellular proliferation, apoptosis and the cell cycle. Here, we report the identification of a C58T mutation in porcine pre-miR-15b. Through in vitro and in vivo experiments, we determined that this mutation blocks the transition from pri-miRNA to pre-miRNA, alters the strand selection between miR-15b-5p and miR-15b-3p, and obstructs biogenesis of the downstream miR-16-1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540403/analysis-of-primary-mirna-3662-and-its-mature-form-may-improve-detection-of-the-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Tomasz Powrózek, Radosław Mlak, Marcin Dziedzic, Teresa Małecka-Massalska, Dariusz Sagan
INTRODUCTION: Because of the alarming data concerning lung cancer morbidity and mortality, investigation of new molecular markers allowing early cancer detection is desirable. In the present study, we investigated the potential role of miRNA-3662 precursor (pri-miRNA-3662) as potential novel diagnostic marker of lung adenocarcinoma (AC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of miRNA-3662 and pri-miRNA-3662 was analyzed in 56 fresh-frozen tissues of non-small cell lung cancer and corresponding adjacent non-cancerous tissues using (NCT) qRT-PCR...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523549/dna-methylation-in-schizophrenia
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Lotta-Katrin Pries, Sinan Gülöksüz, Gunter Kenis
Schizophrenia is a highly heritable psychiatric condition that displays a complex phenotype. A multitude of genetic susceptibility loci have now been identified, but these fail to explain the high heritability estimates of schizophrenia. In addition, epidemiologically relevant environmental risk factors for schizophrenia may lead to permanent changes in brain function. In conjunction with genetic liability, these environmental risk factors-likely through epigenetic mechanisms-may give rise to schizophrenia, a clinical syndrome characterized by florid psychotic symptoms and moderate to severe cognitive impairment...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515295/natural-variation-of-epstein-barr-virus-genes-proteins-and-pri-mirna-revised
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Samantha Correia, Anne Palser, Claudio Elgueta Karstegl, Jaap M Middeldorp, Octavia Ramayanti, Jeffrey I Cohen, Allan Hildesheim, Maria Dolores Fellner, Joelle Wiels, Robert E White, Paul Kellam, Paul J Farrell
Viral gene sequences from an enlarged set of about 200 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) strains including many primary isolates have been used to investigate variation in key viral genetic regions, particularly LMP1, Zp, gp350, EBNA1 and the BART miRNA cluster 2. Determination of type 1 and type 2 EBV in saliva samples from people from a wide range of geographic and ethnic backgrounds demonstrates a small percentage of healthy white Caucasian British people carrying predominantly type 2 EBV. Linkage of Zp and gp350 variants to type 2 EBV is likely to be due to their genes being adjacent to the EBNA3 locus, which is one of the major determinants of the type 1/type 2 distinction...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498072/paravertebral-foramen-screw-fixation-for-posterior-cervical-spine-fusion-biomechanical-study-and-description-of-a-novel-technique
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Satoshi Maki, Masaaki Aramomi, Yusuke Matsuura, Takeo Furuya, Mitsutoshi Ota, Yasushi Iijima, Junya Saito, Takane Suzuki, Chikato Mannoji, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Masashi Yamazaki, Masao Koda
OBJECTIVE Fusion surgery with instrumentation is a widely accepted treatment for cervical spine pathologies. The authors propose a novel technique for subaxial cervical fusion surgery using paravertebral foramen screws (PVFS). The authors consider that PVFS have equal or greater biomechanical strength than lateral mass screws (LMS). The authors' goals of this study were to conduct a biomechanical study of PVFS, to investigate the suitability of PVFS as salvage fixation for failed LMS, and to describe this novel technique...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496318/pri-microrna-124-rs531564-polymorphism-minor-allele-increases-the-risk-of-pulmonary-artery-hypertension-by-abnormally-enhancing-proliferation-of-pulmonary-artery-smooth-muscle-cells
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Quanzhong Li, Zongjie Qian, Linqing Wang
MicroRNA-124 (miR-124) has been reported to be downregulated in the cells exposed to hypoxia, which was confirmed in our study. We then used online microRNA target prediction tools to identify GRB2, SMAD5, and JAG1 as the candidate target genes of miR-124, and we next validated GRB2 as a direct gene by using luciferase reporter system. We also established the regulatory relationship between miR-124 and GRB2 by showing the negative linear relationship between GRB2 and miR-124 expression. Furthermore, we investigated the miR-124 and GRB2 expression levels of different genotypes including CC (n=30), GC (n=18), and GG (n=4), which supported the hypothesis that the presence of minor allele (C) of rs531564 polymorphism compromised the expression of miR-124...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491122/in-situ-measurement-of-scots-pine-needle-pri
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Matti Mõttus, Rocío Hernández-Clemente, Viljami Perheentupa, Vincent Markiet
BACKGROUND: The Photochemical Reflectance Index (PRI) calculated from narrow-band spectral reflectance data is a vegetation index which is increasingly used as an indicator of photosynthetic activity. The leaf-level link between the status of photosynthetic apparatus and PRI has been robustly established under controlled light conditions. However, when a whole canopy is measured instantaneously, the PRI signal is heavily modified by vegetation structure and local variations in incident light conditions...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489577/pancreatic-cancer-ascites-xenograft-an-expeditious-model-mirroring-advanced-therapeutic-resistant-disease
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Talia Golan, Chani Stossel, Michael Schvimer, Dikla Atias, Sharon Halperin, Ella Buzhor, Maria Raitses-Gurevich, Keren Cohen, Sara Pri-Chen, Julie Wilson, Robert E Denroche, Ilinca Lungu, John M S Bartlett, Faridah Mbabaali, Yosef Yarden, Nishanth Belugali Nataraj, Steven Gallinger, Raanan Berger
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma has limited treatment options. There is an urgent need for developing appropriate pre-clinical models recapitulating metastatic disease, the most common clinical scenario at presentation. Ascites accumulation occurs in up to 20-30% of patients with pancreatic cancer; this milieu represents a highly cellular research resource of metastatic peritoneal spread. In this study, we utilized pancreatic ascites/pleural effusion cancer cells to establish patient derived xenografts.Ascites/pleural effusion-patient derived xenografts were established from twelve independent cases...
April 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483648/oleic-acid-induces-mir-7-processing-through-remodelling-of-pri-mir-7-protein-complex
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Santosh Kumar, Angela Downie Ruiz Velasco, Gracjan Michlewski
MicroRNAs (miRs) play a vital role in governing cell function, with their levels tightly controlled at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. Different sets of RNA-binding proteins (RNA-BPs) interact with primary (pri-) miRs and precursor (pre-) miR transcripts, controlling their biogenesis post-transcriptionally. The Hu antigen R (HuR)-mediated binding of Musashi homolog2 (MSI2) to the Conserved Terminal Loop (CTL) of pri-miR-7 regulates the levels of brain-enriched miR-7 formation in a tissue specific manner...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466845/genetic-variation-and-rna-structure-regulate-microrna-biogenesis
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Noemi Fernandez, Ross A Cordiner, Robert S Young, Nele Hug, Sara Macias, Javier F Cáceres
MiRNA biogenesis is highly regulated at the post-transcriptional level; however, the role of sequence and secondary RNA structure in this process has not been extensively studied. A single G to A substitution present in the terminal loop of pri-mir-30c-1 in breast and gastric cancer patients had been previously described to result in increased levels of mature miRNA. Here, we report that this genetic variant directly affects Drosha-mediated processing of pri-mir-30c-1 in vitro and in cultured cells. Structural analysis of this variant revealed an altered RNA structure that facilitates the interaction with SRSF3, an SR protein family member that promotes pri-miRNA processing...
May 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462456/relationship-between-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-and-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-measurements-of-ocular-microcirculation
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Naoki Kiyota, Hiroshi Kunikata, Yukihiro Shiga, Kazuko Omodaka, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) measurements of ocular microcirculation in normal and open-angle glaucoma (OAG) subjects. METHODS: This study included 18 eyes of 18 OAG patients and ten eyes of ten age-matched healthy controls. LSFG was used to measure mean blur rate (MBR) in the optic nerve head (ONH) vessel area (MV) and tissue area (MT)...
May 1, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455989/polymorphisms-of-pri-mir-219-1-are-associated-with-the-susceptibility-and-prognosis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-northeast-chinese-population
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Chang Zheng, Xuelian Li, Lingzi Xia, Xue Fang, Xiaowei Quan, Zhihua Yin, Yuxia Zhao, Baosen Zhou
Occurrence and development of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a complex process affected both by gene and environment. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in microRNAs' (miRNAs) biogenesis influenced the expression of mature miRNAs, further had an impact on risk of NSCLC. Our study focused on the correlation between rs213210, rs421446 or rs107822 polymorphisms in pri-miR-219-1 and susceptibility or prognosis of NSCLC in Chinese. A case-control study of 405 new-diagnosis patients and 405 controls was performed...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453737/dr-smart-talks-to-prof-pries-and-prof-dirnagl-on-animal-experimentation-in-biomedical-research
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Nicola Smart, Axel R Pries, Ulrich Dirnagl
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May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449050/cardioscape-mapping-the-cardiovascular-funding-landscape-in-europe
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Axel Radlach Pries, Anastasia Naoum, Helmut Habazettl, Mathias Dunkel, Robert Preissner, Caroline J Coats, Ana Tornada, Francesco Orso, Frans Van de Werf, David A Wood
Aims: The burden of cardiovascular disease is increasing worldwide, which has to be reflected by cardiovascular (CV) research in Europe. CardioScape, a FP7 funded project initiated by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), identified where CV research is performed, how it is funded and by whom. It could be transformed into an on-line and up-to-date resource of great relevance for researchers, funding bodies and policymakers and could be a role model for mapping CV research funding in Europe and beyond...
April 25, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446371/beware-of-the-toilet-the-risk-for-a-deep-tissue-injury-during-toilet-sitting
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Maayan Lustig, Ayelet Levy, Kara Kopplin, Zehava Ovadia-Blechman, Amit Gefen
A pressure injury (PrI) compromises quality of life and can be life-threatening. The fundamental cause of PrIs is sustained deformations in weight-bearing soft tissues, e.g., during prolonged sitting on inadequate surfaces such as a toilet seat. In nursing homes and geriatric facilities, patients need assistance using the restroom, and patients being left on the toilet for tens-of-minutes is a real-world scenario, unfortunately. Nevertheless, there are no published studies regarding sustained tissue loads during toilet sitting and their effects on tissue physiology...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433598/mir-590-5p-a-density-sensitive-microrna-inhibits-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-yap1-in-colorectal-cancer
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Chunlin Ou, Zhenqiang Sun, Xiayu Li, Xiaoling Li, Weiguo Ren, Zailong Qin, Xuemei Zhang, Weitang Yuan, Jia Wang, Wentao Yu, Shiwen Zhang, Qiu Peng, Qun Yan, Wei Xiong, Guiyuan Li, Jian Ma
YAP1, a transcription co-activator, mediates the biological functions of the Hippo pathway. YAP1 inactivation is involved in cell-cell contact inhibition. In various tumors, YAP1 is upregulated through multiple mechanisms, and it functions as an oncogene. Here, we provided evidence that YAP1 influenced multiple signaling pathways in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. We reported that miR-590-5p directly targets YAP1 and inhibits tumorigenesis in CRC cells both in vitro and in vivo xenograft model. We analyzed different cell densities and found that increased density caused increased expression of miR-590-5p, and decreased expression of its precursors (pri- and pre-miR-590)...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431232/genome-wide-mapping-of-drosha-cleavage-sites-on-primary-micrornas-and-noncanonical-substrates
#17
Baekgyu Kim, Kyowon Jeong, V Narry Kim
MicroRNA (miRNA) maturation is initiated by DROSHA, a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA)-specific RNase III enzyme. By cleaving primary miRNAs (pri-miRNAs) at specific positions, DROSHA serves as a main determinant of miRNA sequences and a highly selective gatekeeper for the canonical miRNA pathway. However, the sites of DROSHA-mediated processing have not been annotated, and it remains unclear to what extent DROSHA functions outside the miRNA pathway. Here, we establish a protocol termed "formaldehyde crosslinking, immunoprecipitation, and sequencing (fCLIP-seq)," which allows identification of DROSHA cleavage sites at single-nucleotide resolution...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422760/cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-overactivity-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
#18
Resat Cinar, Bernadette R Gochuico, Malliga R Iyer, Tony Jourdan, Tadafumi Yokoyama, Joshua K Park, Nathan J Coffey, Hadass Pri-Chen, Gergő Szanda, Ziyi Liu, Ken Mackie, William A Gahl, George Kunos
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a life-threatening disease without effective treatment, highlighting the need for identifying new targets and treatment modalities. The pathogenesis of IPF is complex, and engaging multiple targets simultaneously might improve therapeutic efficacy. To assess the role of the endocannabinoid/cannabinoid receptor 1 (endocannabinoid/CB1R) system in IPF and its interaction with inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) as dual therapeutic targets, we analyzed lung fibrosis and the status of the endocannabinoid/CB1R system and iNOS in mice with bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and in lung tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) from patients with IPF, as well as controls...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408760/fungal-volatile-compounds-induce-production-of-the-secondary-metabolite-sodorifen-in-serratia-plymuthica-pri-2c
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Ruth Schmidt, Victor de Jager, Daniela Zühlke, Christian Wolff, Jörg Bernhardt, Katarina Cankar, Jules Beekwilder, Wilfred van Ijcken, Frank Sleutels, Wietse de Boer, Katharina Riedel, Paolina Garbeva
The ability of bacteria and fungi to communicate with each other is a remarkable aspect of the microbial world. It is recognized that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) act as communication signals, however the molecular responses by bacteria to fungal VOCs remain unknown. Here we perform transcriptomics and proteomics analyses of Serratia plymuthica PRI-2C exposed to VOCs emitted by the fungal pathogen Fusarium culmorum. We find that the bacterium responds to fungal VOCs with changes in gene and protein expression related to motility, signal transduction, energy metabolism, cell envelope biogenesis, and secondary metabolite production...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397898/nmr-probing-and-visualization-of-correlated-structural-fluctuations-in-intrinsically-disordered-proteins
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Dennis Kurzbach, Andreas Beier, Agathe Vanas, Andrea G Flamm, Gerald Platzer, Thomas C Schwarz, Robert Konrat
A novel statistical analysis of paramagnetic relaxation enhancement (PRE) and paramagnetic relaxation interference (PRI) based nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) data is proposed based on the computation of correlation matrices. The technique is demonstrated with an example of the intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) osteopontin (OPN) and brain acid soluble protein 1 (BASP1). The correlation analysis visualizes in detail the subtleties of conformational averaging in IDPs and highlights the presence of correlated structural fluctuations of individual sub-domains in IDPs...
April 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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