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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815576/microrna-and-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis-whole-mirnome-profiling-of-human-hippocampus
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Petra Bencurova, Jiri Baloun, Katerina Musilova, Lenka Radova, Boris Tichy, Martin Pail, Martin Zeman, Eva Brichtova, Marketa Hermanova, Sarka Pospisilova, Marek Mraz, Milan Brazdil
OBJECTIVE: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) is a severe neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. mTLE is frequently accompanied by neurodegeneration in the hippocampus resulting in hippocampal sclerosis (HS), the most common morphological correlate of drug resistance in mTLE patients. Incomplete knowledge of pathological changes in mTLE+HS complicates its therapy. The pathological mechanism underlying mTLE+HS may involve abnormal gene expression regulation, including posttranscriptional networks involving microRNAs (miRNAs)...
August 16, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815541/long-noncoding-rnas-in-cancer-and-therapeutic-potential
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Arun Renganathan, Emanuela Felley-Bosco
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are the major elements of the mammalian transcriptome that is emerging as a central player controlling diverse cellular mechanisms. Most of the well-studied lncRNAs so far are found to be crucial in regulating cellular processes such as cell cycle, growth, and apoptosis that ensure homeostasis. Owing to their location and distribution in the genome, lncRNAs influence the transcription of a wide range of proteins directly or indirectly by transcriptional and posttranscriptional alterations, which opens up the "LncRNA-cancer paradigm" in a context-dependent manner, i...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811863/long-noncoding-rnas-and-rna-binding-proteins-in-oxidative-stress-cellular-senescence-and-age-related-diseases
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Chongtae Kim, Donghee Kang, Eun Kyung Lee, Jae-Seon Lee
Cellular senescence is a complex biological process that leads to irreversible cell-cycle arrest. Various extrinsic and intrinsic insults are associated with the onset of cellular senescence and frequently accompany genomic or epigenomic alterations. Cellular senescence is believed to contribute to tumor suppression, immune response, and tissue repair as well as aging and age-related diseases. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are >200 nucleotides long, poorly conserved, and transcribed in a manner similar to that of mRNAs...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808060/the-human-rna-binding-protein-and-e3-ligase-mex-3c-binds-the-mex-3-recognition-element-mre-motif-with-high-affinity
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Lingna Yang, Chongyuan Wang, Fudong Li, Jiahai Zhang, Anam Nayab, Jihui Wu, Yunyu Shi, Qingguo Gong
MEX-3 is a KH domain-containing RNA-binding protein, first identified as a translational repressor in Caenorhabditis elegans, while its four orthologs (MEX-3A-D) in human and mouse were subsequently found to have E3 ubiquitin ligase activity mediated by a RING domain and critical for RNA degradation. Current evidence implicates human MEX-3C in many essential biological processes and suggests a strong connection with immune diseases and carcinogenesis. The highly conserved dual KH domains in MEX-3 proteins enable RNA binding and are essential for the recognition of the 3' UTR and posttranscriptional regulation of MEX-3 target transcripts...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804724/microrna-regulation-of-glycolytic-metabolism-in-glioblastoma
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Huda Alfardus, Alan McIntyre, Stuart Smith
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and common malignant brain tumour in adults. A well-known hallmark of GMB and many other tumours is aerobic glycolysis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of short nonprotein coding sequences that exert posttranscriptional controls on gene expression and represent critical regulators of aerobic glycolysis in GBM. In GBM, miRNAs regulate the expression of glycolytic genes directly and via the regulation of metabolism-associated tumour suppressors and oncogenic signalling pathways...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804668/impaired-mrna-expression-of-the-migration-related-chemokine-receptor-cxcr4-in-mesenchymal-stem-cells-of-copd-patients
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K Karagiannis, A Proklou, E Tsitoura, I Lasithiotaki, C Kalpadaki, D Moraitaki, I Sperelakis, G Kontakis, K M Antoniou, N Tzanakis
Defective tissue repair and remodeling are main aspects of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) pathophysiology. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) have been implicated in this direction, as their functional impairment and recruitment could possibly contribute to disease development and progression. The present study characterizes for the first time the expression of migration related chemokine receptors and their ligands in BM-MSCs from COPD patients. CXCR4/SDF1a and CCR7/CCL19-CCL21 mRNA levels were evaluated in BM-MSCs obtained from twelve COPD patients and seven healthy donors...
2017: International Journal of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798901/translational-dysregulation-in-cancer-molecular-insights-and-potential-clinical-applications-in-biomarker-development
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Christos Vaklavas, Scott W Blume, William E Grizzle
Although transcript levels have been traditionally used as a surrogate measure of gene expression, it is increasingly recognized that the latter is extensively and dynamically modulated at the level of translation (messenger RNA to protein). Over the recent years, significant progress has been made in dissecting the complex posttranscriptional mechanisms that regulate gene expression. This advancement in knowledge came hand in hand with the progress made in the methodologies to study translation both at gene-specific as well as global genomic level...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794999/modulation-of-the-p53-family-network-by-rna-binding-proteins
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Chris Lucchesi, Jin Zhang, Xinbin Chen
Since its discovery more than three decades ago, tumor suppressor p53 has been shown to play pivotal roles in both maintaining genomic integrity and tumor suppression. p53 functions as a transcription factor responding to a multitude of cellular stressors, regulating the transcription of many genes involved in cell-cycle arrest, senescence, autophagy, and apoptosis. Extensive work has revealed that p53 is one of the most commonly mutated tumor suppressor genes. The last three decades have demonstrated that p53 activity is controlled through transcriptional regulation and posttranslational modifications...
December 2016: Translational Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782251/hcv-plays-with-fire-and-yet-avoids-getting-burned-a-review-for-clinicians-on-processing-bodies-and-stress-granules
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Carlos Fernández-Carrillo, Gemma Pérez-Vilaró, Juana Díez, Sofía Pérez-Del-Pulgar
Over the last few years, many reports have defined several types of RNA cell granules composed of proteins and messenger RNA (mRNA) that regulate gene expression on a posttranscriptional level. Processing bodies (P-bodies) and stress granules (SGs) are among the best-known RNA granules, only detectable when they accumulate into very dynamic cytosolic foci. Recently, a tight association has been found between positive-stranded RNA viruses, including hepatitis C virus (HCV), and these granules. The present article offers a comprehensive review on the complex and paradoxical relationship between HCV, P-bodies and SGs from a translational perspective...
August 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780115/foreign-gene-expression-and-induction-of-antibody-response-by-recombinant-fowl-adenovirus-9-based-vectors-with-exogenous-promoters
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James G Ackford, Juan C Corredor, Yanlong Pei, Peter J Krell, Grégoy Bédécarrats, E Va Nagy
Fowl adenoviruses (FAdVs) are promising vectors for poultry vaccines and gene therapy. The commonly used human cytomegalovirus (CMV) promoter in recombinant FAdV-9 viruses (recFAdV-9s) leads to foreign gene expression that elicits an antibody response. Despite its strength, studies have shown that the CMV promoter is prone to silencing by methylation hampering the in vivo application of vectors containing this promoter. Therefore, to improve our virus vector system and circumvent potential limitations of silencing, we engineered recFAdV-9s with foreign gene expression cassettes carrying the CMV enhancer/chicken β-actin (CAG) or the human elongation factor 1 alpha (EF1α) promoters with or without the posttranscriptional regulatory element of woodchuck hepatitis virus (WPRE)...
August 2, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768807/folamirs-ligand-targeted-vehicle-free-delivery-of-micrornas-for-the-treatment-of-cancer
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Esteban A Orellana, Srinivasarao Tenneti, Loganathan Rangasamy, L Tiffany Lyle, Philip S Low, Andrea L Kasinski
MicroRNAs are small RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression posttranscriptionally. Because changes in microRNA expression can promote or maintain disease states, microRNA-based therapeutics are being evaluated extensively. Unfortunately, the therapeutic potential of microRNA replacement is limited by deficient delivery vehicles. In this work, microRNAs are delivered in the absence of a protective vehicle. The method relies on direct attachment of microRNAs to folate (FolamiR), which mediates delivery of the conjugated microRNA into cells that overexpress the folate receptor...
August 2, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767695/drosophila-lkb1-is-required-for-the-assembly-of-the-polarized-actin-structure-that-allows-spermatid-individualization
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Jean-Louis Couderc, Graziella Richard, Caroline Vachias, Vincent Mirouse
In mammals, a testis-specific isoform of the protein kinase LKB1 is required for spermiogenesis, but its exact function and specificity are not known. Human LKB1 rescues the functions of Drosophila Lkb1 essential for viability, but these males are sterile, revealing a new function for this genes in fly. We also identified a testis-specific transcript generated by an alternative promoter and that only differs by a longer 5'UTR. We show that dLKB1 is required in the germline for the formation of the actin cone, the polarized structure that allows spermatid individualization and cytoplasm excess extrusion during spermiogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766294/using-rna-seq-to-discover-genetic-polymorphisms-that-produce-hidden-splice-variants
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Shayna Stein, Emad Bahrami-Samani, Yi Xing
RNA-seq is a powerful and popular technology for studying posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression, such as alternative splicing. The first step in analyzing RNA-seq data is to map the sequenced reads back to the genome. However, commonly used RNA-seq aligners use the consensus splice site dinucleotide motifs to map reads across splice junctions. This can be deceiving due to genomic variants that create novel splice site dinucleotides, leaving the personal splice junction reads un-mapped to the reference genome...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763799/mir-33a-is-a-tumor-suppressor-microrna-that-is-decreased-in-prostate-cancer
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Omer Faruk Karatas, Jianghua Wang, Longjiang Shao, Mustafa Ozen, Yiqun Zhang, Chad J Creighton, Michael Ittmann
Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed neoplasms among men worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in numerous important cellular processes including proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. They have been found to be aberrantly expressed in many types of human cancers. They can act as either tumor suppressors or oncogenes, and changes in their levels are associated with tumor initiation, progression and metastasis. miR-33a is an intronic miRNA embedded within SREBF2 that has been reported to have tumor suppressive properties in some cancers but has not been examined in prostate cancer...
July 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760995/spf45-related-splicing-factor-for-phytochrome-signaling-promotes-photomorphogenesis-by-regulating-pre-mrna-splicing-in-arabidopsis
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Ruijiao Xin, Ling Zhu, Patrice A Salomé, Estefania Mancini, Carine M Marshall, Frank G Harmon, Marcelo J Yanovsky, Detlef Weigel, Enamul Huq
Light signals regulate plant growth and development by controlling a plethora of gene expression changes. Posttranscriptional regulation, especially pre-mRNA processing, is a key modulator of gene expression; however, the molecular mechanisms linking pre-mRNA processing and light signaling are not well understood. Here we report a protein related to the human splicing factor 45 (SPF45) named splicing factor for phytochrome signaling (SFPS), which directly interacts with the photoreceptor phytochrome B (phyB)...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760958/two-interacting-ppr-proteins-are-major-arabidopsis-editing-factors-in-plastid-and-mitochondria
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Damien Guillaumot, Mauricio Lopez-Obando, Kevin Baudry, Alexandra Avon, Guillem Rigaill, Andéol Falcon de Longevialle, Benjamin Broche, Mizuki Takenaka, Richard Berthomé, Geert De Jaeger, Etienne Delannoy, Claire Lurin
RNA editing is converting hundreds of cytosines into uridines during organelle gene expression of land plants. The pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins are at the core of this posttranscriptional RNA modification. Even if a PPR protein defines the editing site, a DYW domain of the same or another PPR protein is believed to catalyze the deamination. To give insight into the organelle RNA editosome, we performed tandem affinity purification of the plastidial CHLOROPLAST BIOGENESIS 19 (CLB19) PPR editing factor...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754764/plastome-sequences-of-an-ancient-fern-lineage-reveal-remarkable-changes-in-gene-content-and-architecture
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Paulo H Labiak, Kenneth G Karol
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Comparative analyses of plastid genomes have suggested that gene order and content are relatively stable across the main groups of land plants, with significant changes rarely reported. We examine plastome organization and RNA editing in ferns and report changes that add valuable information on plastome evolution in land plants. METHODS: Using next-generation sequencing methods, we fully sequenced plastomes from three species of Schizaeaceae, and compared their plastomes with other groups of land plants to study changes in gene composition, plastome architecture, and putative RNA editing sites...
July 28, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753441/rnai-mediated-resistance-to-viruses-a-critical-assessment-of-methodologies
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REVIEW
Mikhail M Pooggin
In plants, RNA interference (RNAi)-based antiviral defense is mediated by multigenic families of Dicer-like enzymes generating small interfering (si)RNAs from double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) produced during replication and/or transcription of RNA and DNA viruses, and Argonaute enzymes binding viral siRNAs and targeting viral RNA and DNA for siRNA-directed posttranscriptional and transcriptional silencing. Successful viruses are able to suppress or evade the production or action of viral siRNAs. In antiviral biotech approaches based on RNAi, transgenic expression or non-transgenic delivery of dsRNA cognate to a target virus pre-activates or boosts the natural plant antiviral defenses...
July 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752100/downregulation-of-mir-214-3p-may-contribute-to-pathogenesis-of-ulcerative-colitis-via-targeting-stat6
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Jin-An Li, Yong-Duo Wang, Kui Wang, Zhen-Lan Wang, Dao-Yong Jia, Bi-Ying Yang, Chang-Bing Xiong
MicroRNAs (miRs) are small noncoding RNA molecules and recently have demonstrated that altered expression and functions are their tight association with ulcerative colitis (UC). Previous microarray study reported that miR-214 was downregulated in the sigmoid colon of patients with active UC, but the roles of miR-214 in the pathogenesis of UC remain to be elucidated. In this study, significant lower level of miR-214-3p and higher level of STAT6 in the intestinal mucosa of active UC patients compared with the health controls were confirmed by quantitative real-time PCR...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750740/lncrna-odrul-contributes-to-osteosarcoma-progression-through-the-mir-3182-mmp2-axis
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Kun-Peng Zhu, Xiao-Long Ma, Chun-Lin Zhang
Recent findings have shown that lncRNA dysregulation is involved in many cancers, including osteosarcoma (OS). In a previous study, we reported a novel lncRNA, ODRUL, that could promote doxorubicin resistance in OS. We now report the function and underlying mechanism of ODRUL in regulating OS progression. We show that ODRUL is upregulated in OS tissues and cell lines and correlates with poor prognosis. ODRUL knockdown significantly inhibits OS cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and tumor growth in vitro and in vivo by decreasing matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) expression...
July 5, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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