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depression & lncRNA

Xiao Huang, Yan-Li Luo, Yue-Shi Mao, Jian-Lin Ji
The major depressive disorder (MDD) is a relatively common mental disorder from which that hundreds of million people have suffered, leading to displeasing life quality, which is characterized by health damage and even suicidal thoughts. The complicated development and functioning of MDD is still under exploration. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNAs) are highly expressed in the brain, could affect neural stem cell maintenance, neurogenesis and gliogenesis, brain patterning, synaptic and stress responses, and neural plasticity...
June 15, 2016: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
Chao Shang, Yan Guo, Jiaxing Zhang, Baojun Huang
PURPOSE: Urothelial carcinoma associated 1 (UCA1) gene is a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), which shows expression and function abnormality in some kinds of malignant cancers. This study aimed to investigate its clinical significance and to examine its regulative effects of malignant proliferation and chemosensitivity to doxorubicin in gastric cancer cells. METHODS: The expression of UCA1 was detected by quantitative real-time PCR. Statistical analysis was used to determine the relationship between UCA1 expression and clinical features and the prognostic value of UCA1 for disease-free survival...
May 2016: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
Yang Wang, Huiling Zhong, Xiaodan Xie, Crystal Y Chen, Dan Huang, Ling Shen, Hui Zhang, Zheng W Chen, Gucheng Zeng
Molecular mechanisms for T-cell immune responses modulated by T cell-inhibitory molecules during tuberculosis (TB) infection remain unclear. Here, we show that active human TB infection up-regulates CD244 and CD244 signaling-associated molecules in CD8(+) T cells and that blockade of CD244 signaling enhances production of IFN-γ and TNF-α. CD244 expression/signaling in TB correlates with high levels of a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA)-BC050410 [named as lncRNA-AS-GSTT1(1-72) or lncRNA-CD244] in the CD244(+)CD8(+) T-cell subpopulation...
July 21, 2015: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Zhifen Liu, Xinrong Li, Ning Sun, Yong Xu, Yaqin Meng, Chunxia Yang, Yanfang Wang, Kerang Zhang
LncRNAs, which represent one of the most highly expressed classes of ncRNAs in the brain, are becoming increasingly interesting with regard to brain functions and disorders. However, changes in the expression of regulatory lncRNAs in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) have not yet been reported. Using microarrays, we profiled the expression of 34834 lncRNAs and 39224 mRNAs in peripheral blood sampled from MDD patients as well as demographically-matched controls. Among these, we found that 2007 lncRNAs and 1667 mRNAs were differentially expressed, 17 of which were documented as depression-related gene in previous studies...
2014: PloS One
Vidar M Steen, Chirag Nepal, Kari M Ersland, Rita Holdhus, Marianne Nævdal, Siri M Ratvik, Silje Skrede, Bjarte Håvik
Recent meta-analyses of schizophrenia genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have identified the CUB and SUSHI multiple domains 1 (CSMD1) gene as a statistically strong risk factor. CSMD1 is a complement control-related protein suggested to inhibit the classical complement pathway, being expressed in developing neurons. However, expression of CSMD1 is largely uncharacterized and relevance for behavioral phenotypes is not previously demonstrated. Here, we assess neuropsychological behaviors of a Csmd1 knockout (KO) mouse in a selection of standard behavioral tests...
2013: PloS One
Yong Yang, Hui Li, Shengcai Hou, Bin Hu, Jie Liu, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of cisplatin-based chemotherapy in non-small-cell lung cancer is limited by the acquired drug resistance. Identification the RNAs related to the cisplatin resistance may help to improve clinical response rates. METHODS: Microarray expression profiling of mRNAs, lncRNA and miRNA was undertaken in A549 cells and cisplatin resistant A549/CDDP cells. Differentially expressed mRNAs, lncRNAs and miRNAs, verified by realtime RT-PCR, were subjected to pathway analysis...
2013: PloS One
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