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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350886/the-cell-biology-and-molecular-genetics-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-development
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REVIEW
Zahida Yesmin Roly, Brendan Backhouse, Andrew Cutting, Tiong Yang Tan, Andrew H Sinclair, Katie L Ayers, Andrew T Major, Craig A Smith
The Müllerian ducts are part of the embryonic urogenital system. They give rise to mature structures that serve a critical function in the transport and development of the oocyte and/or embryo. In most vertebrates, both sexes initially develop Müllerian ducts during embryogenesis, but they regress in males under the influence of testis-derived Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH). A number of regulatory factors have been shown to be essential for proper duct development, including Bmp and Wnt signaling molecules, together with homeodomain transcription factors such as PAX2 and LIM1...
January 19, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337984/anteroposterior-axis-patterning-by-early-canonical-wnt-signaling-during-hemichordate-development
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Sébastien Darras, Jens H Fritzenwanker, Kevin R Uhlinger, Ellyn Farrelly, Ariel M Pani, Imogen A Hurley, Rachael P Norris, Michelle Osovitz, Mark Terasaki, Mike Wu, Jochanan Aronowicz, Marc Kirschner, John C Gerhart, Christopher J Lowe
The Wnt family of secreted proteins has been proposed to play a conserved role in early specification of the bilaterian anteroposterior (A/P) axis. This hypothesis is based predominantly on data from vertebrate embryogenesis as well as planarian regeneration and homeostasis, indicating that canonical Wnt (cWnt) signaling endows cells with positional information along the A/P axis. Outside of these phyla, there is strong support for a conserved role of cWnt signaling in the repression of anterior fates, but little comparative support for a conserved role in promotion of posterior fates...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336659/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-promotes-cervical-cancer-progression-through-regulating-bcl2-via-targeting-mir-143-3p
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Mingzhu Liu, Jinying Jia, Xinjie Wang, Yanjie Liu, Chunfang Wang
BACKGROUND: HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) is a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) widely involved in the progression of numerous malignancies. Whereas, the potential molecular mechanism of HOTAIR involved in cervical cancer progression is still needed to be elaborated. METHODS: The expression of HOTAIR and miR-143-3p were detected in cervical cancer tissues and cells by qRT-PCR. MTT and flow cytometry analysis were performed to measure cell proliferation and apoptosis...
January 16, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335299/hotair-contributes-to-cell-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-cervical-cancer-via-targeting-mir-23b-mapk1-axis
#4
Qin Li, Yanhong Feng, Xu Chao, Shuai Shi, Man Liang, Yumei Qiao, Bin Wang, Pin Wang, Zhenning Zhu
The long non-coding RNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) has been found overexpressed in many human malignancies and involved in tumor progression and metastasis. Although the downstream target through which HOTAIR modulates tumor metastasis is not well-known, evidence suggests that microRNA23b (miR23b) might be involved in this event. In the present study, the expressions of HOTAIR and miR23b were detected by real-time PCR in 33 paired cervical cancer tissue samples and cervical cell lines. The effects of HOTAIR on the expressions of miR23b and mitogen-activated protein kinase 1 (MAPK1) were studied by overexpression and RNA interference approaches...
January 15, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325895/the-vertebrate-limb-an-evolving-complex-of-self-organizing-systems
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REVIEW
Stuart A Newman, Tilmann Glimm, Ramray Bhat
The paired appendages (fins or limbs) of jawed vertebrates contain an endoskeleton consisting of nodules, bars and, in some groups, plates of cartilage, or bone arising from replacement of cartilaginous templates. The generation of the endoskeletal elements occurs by processes involving production and diffusion of morphogens, with, variously, positive and negative feedback circuits, adhesion, and receptor dynamics with similarities to the mechanism for chemical pattern formation proposed by Alan Turing. This review presents a unified interpretation of the evolution and functioning of these mechanisms...
January 8, 2018: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323737/mir-15b-hotair-p53-form-a-regulatory-loop-that-affects-the-growth-of-glioma-cells
#6
Guan Sun, Yingyi Wang, Junxia Zhang, Ning Lin, Yongping You
Among the malignant tumors of the human central nervous system, gliomas have the highest incidence and recurrence rate. Therefore, exploration of the molecular mechanism that underlies the development and progression of gliomas is of great clinical significance. Many studies have demonstrated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in the development and progression of tumors. In the present study, both an RNAhybrid analysis and a dual-luciferase reporter gene assay confirmed that microRNA-15b (miR-15b) binding sites were present in the sequence of HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319172/long-non-coding-rna-hotair-acts-as-a-competing-endogenous-rna-to-promote-glioma-progression-by-sponging-mir-126-5p
#7
Liang Liu, Sitong Cui, Teng Wan, Xiaojian Li, Wei Tian, Rui Zhang, Liangsheng Luo, Yan Shi
LncRNA HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) has been shown to play prominent roles in tumorigenesis. However, its precise molecular mechanism in glioma has not been completely elucidated. In this study, we found that HOTAIR was aberrantly up-regulated in glioma tissues and was negatively correlated with miR-126-5p expression. Next, we determined that HOTAIR promote glioma progression by sponging miR-126-5p. Subsequently, glutaminase (GLS) was confirmed to be a direct target of miR-126-5p using bioinformatics software and a luciferase reporter assay...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317537/dual-evolutionary-origin-of-insect-wings-supported-by-an-investigation-of-the-abdominal-wing-serial-homologs-in-tribolium
#8
David M Linz, Yoshinori Tomoyasu
The origin of insect wings is still a highly debated mystery in biology, despite the importance of this evolutionary innovation. There are currently two prominent, but contrasting wing origin hypotheses (the tergal origin hypothesis and the pleural origin hypothesis). Through studies in the Tribolium beetle, we have previously obtained functional evidence supporting a third hypothesis, the dual origin hypothesis. Although this hypothesis can potentially unify the two competing hypotheses, it requires further testing from various fields...
January 9, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298397/impact-of-hotair-gene-polymorphism-and-environmental-risk-on-oral-cancer
#9
S C Su, M J Hsieh, C W Lin, C Y Chuang, Y F Liu, C M Yeh, S F Yang
Genetic and acquired factors are thought to be interrelated and imperative to estimate the risk and prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA ( HOTAIR) plays crucial roles in gene regulation and is regulated in a variety of cancers. Polymorphisms in HOTAIR have been recently linked to the predisposition to diverse malignancies. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the influences of HOTAIR gene polymorphisms, combined with environmental triggers, on the susceptibility to oral tumorigenesis...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296870/a-knock-in-mouse-strain-facilitates-dynamic-tracking-and-enrichment-of-meis1
#10
Ping Xiang, Wei Wei, Nicole Hofs, Jack Clemans-Gibbon, Tobias Maetzig, Courteney K Lai, Ishpreet Dhillon, Christopher May, Jens Ruschmann, Edith Schneider, Patricia Rosten, Kaiji Hu, Florian Kuchenbauer, Pamela A Hoodless, R Keith Humphries
Myeloid ecotropic viral integration site 1 (MEIS1), a HOX transcription cofactor, is a critical regulator of normal hematopoiesis, and its overexpression is implicated in a wide range of leukemias. Using the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein-9 (Cas9) gene-editing system, we generated a knock-in transgenic mouse line in which a green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter and a hemagglutinin (HA) epitope tag are inserted near the translational start site of endogenous Meis1...
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285059/long-noncoding-rna-hotair-promotes-the-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-osteosarcoma-cells-through-the-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#11
Enqi Li, Zhe Zhao, Baotong Ma, Jinli Zhang
It has been proven that long non-coding (lnc)RNAs serve an important role in the tumorigenesis and development of several types of human malignancy. Previous studies have demonstrated that the lncRNA Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) is involved in the development various types of cancer, including osteosarcoma (OS). However, the underlying mechanisms by which it has an affect are still largely unknown. In the present study, it was observed that the expression of HOTAIR was significantly upregulated in OS tissues compared to matched adjacent normal tissues, using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280051/long-non-coding-rna-linc-ror-is-upregulated-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Ranran Zhang, Heather Hardin, Wei Huang, Darya Buehler, Ricardo V Lloyd
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) may contribute to carcinogenesis and tumor progression by regulating transcription and gene expression. The role of lncRNAs in the regulation of thyroid cancer progression is being extensively examined. Here, we analyzed three lncRNAs that were overexpressed in papillary thyroid carcinomas, long intergenic non-protein coding RNA, regulator of reprogramming (Linc-ROR, ROR) PVT1 oncogene (PVT1), and HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) to determine their roles in thyroid tumor development and progression...
December 26, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277771/effects-of-sirna-silencing-of-tug1-and-lcal6-long-non-coding-rnas-on-patient-derived-xenograft-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tian Fang, Hairong Huang, Xiaoyou Li, Jing Liao, Zhijian Yang, Robert M Hoffman, X I Cheng, Lei Liang, Wenjuan Hu, Shifeng Yun
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the present study was to establish a patient-derived xenograft (PDX) mouse model of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and investigate the anti-tumor efficacy of silencing of TUG1 and LCAL6 long non-coding RNA in the PDX model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PDXs were established by subcutaneously implanting NSCLC surgical tumor fragments into immunodeficient mice. PDX characterization was performed by histopathological, immunohistochemical and real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analyses for NSCLC subtype-specific markers and expression of LCAL6 and TUG1...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260295/expansion-of-gene-clusters-circular-orders-and-the-shortest-hamiltonian-path-problem
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Sonja J Prohaska, Sarah J Berkemer, Fabian Gärtner, Thomas Gatter, Nancy Retzlaff, Christian Höner Zu Siederdissen, Peter F Stadler
Clusters of paralogous genes such as the famous HOX cluster of developmental transcription factors tend to evolve by stepwise duplication of its members, often involving unequal crossing over. Gene conversion and possibly other mechanisms of concerted evolution further obfuscate the phylogenetic relationships. As a consequence, it is very difficult or even impossible to disentangle the detailed history of gene duplications in gene clusters. In this contribution we show that the expansion of gene clusters by unequal crossing over as proposed by Walter Gehring leads to distinctive patterns of genetic distances, namely a subclass of circular split systems...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250186/knockdown-of-long-non-coding-rna-hotair-sensitizes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-to-cisplatin-by-suppressing-the-stat3-abcb1-signaling-pathway
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Jia-Jia Zhou, Di Cheng, Xiao-Yu He, Zhe Meng, Hui-Lin Ye, Ru-Fu Chen
Long non-coding RNA HOX transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) has been demonstrated to exhibit oncogenic activity in several types of cancer, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the association between HOTAIR and HCC multidrug resistance remains uncertain. The present study aimed to investigate the role of HOTAIR in HCC chemoresistance; it was found that knockdown of HOTAIR expression in HCC Huh7 cells resulted in decreased cell proliferation and increased chemosensitivity to cisplatin. Furthermore, expression levels of ATP binding cassette subfamily B member 1 (ABCB1) mRNA and protein were decreased in Huh7 cells upon HOTAIR-knockdown...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247145/distinct-subsets-of-eve-pericardial-cells-stabilise-cardiac-outflow-and-contribute-to-hox-triggered-heart-morphogenesis-in-drosophila
#16
Monika Zmojdzian, Svetlana de Joussineau, Jean Philippe Da Ponte, Krzysztof Jagla
The Drosophila heart, composed of discrete subsets of cardioblasts and pericardial cells, undergoes Hox-triggered anterior-posterior morphogenesis, leading to a functional subdivision into heart proper and aorta, with its most anterior part forming a funnel-shaped cardiac outflow. Cardioblasts differentiate into Tin-positive 'working myocytes' and Svp-expressing ostial cells. However, developmental fates and functions of heart-associated pericardial cells remain elusive. Here we show that the pericardial cells that express transcription factor Even Skipped adopt distinct fates along the anterior-posterior axis...
December 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247011/histone-demethylase-activity-of-utx-is-essential-for-viability-and-regulation-of%C3%A2-hox-gene-expression-in%C3%A2-drosophila
#17
Ömer Copur, Jürg Müller
The trimethylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27me3) by Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) is essential for repression of Polycomb target genes. The role of enzymatic demethylation of H3K27me3 by the KDM6-family demethylases Utx, Uty and JmjD3 is however less clear. Studies in both mice and worms led to the proposal that KDM6 proteins but not their H3K27me3 demethylase activity is critical for normal development. Here, we investigated the requirement of the demethylase activity of the single KDM6 family member Utx in Drosophila We generated Drosophila expressing full-length but catalytic inactive Utx protein and found that these mutants show the same phenotypes like animals lacking Utx protein...
December 15, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233551/generation-of-adrenal-chromaffin-like-cells-from-human-pluripotent-stem%C3%A2-cells
#18
Kwaku Dad Abu-Bonsrah, Dongcheng Zhang, Andrew R Bjorksten, Mirella Dottori, Donald F Newgreen
Adrenomedullary chromaffin cells are catecholamine (CA)-producing cells originating from trunk neural crest (NC) via sympathoadrenal progenitors (SAPs). We generated NC and SAPs from human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in vitro via BMP2/FGF2 exposure, ascertained by qPCR and immunoexpression of SOX10, ASCL1, TFAP2α, and PHOX2B, and by fluorescence-activated cell sorting selection for p75NTR and GD2, and confirmed their trunk-like HOX gene expression. We showed that continuing BMP4 and curtailing FGF2 in vitro, augmented with corticosteroid mimetic, induced these cells to upregulate the chromaffin cell-specific marker PNMT and other CA synthesis and storage markers, and we demonstrated noradrenaline and adrenaline by Faglu and high-performance liquid chromatography...
November 27, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229759/jmjd6-induces-hotair-an-oncogenic-lincrna-by-physically-interacting-with-its-proximal-promoter
#19
Antara Biswas, Abhijith Shettar, Geetashree Mukherjee, Paturu Kondaiah, Kartiki V Desai
<span style="color: black;">Using microarray analysis we found that HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) is upregulated by Jumonji domain containing-6 (JMJD6), a bifunctional lysyl hydroxylase and arginine demethylase. In breast cancer, JMJD6 and HOTAIR RNAs increase tumor growth and associate with poor prognosis but no molecular relationship between them is known. We show that overexpression of JMJD6 increased HOTAIR expression and JMJD6 siRNAs suppressed it in ER+ MCF-7, triple negative MDA-MB-231 and non-breast cancer HEK 293 cells...
December 11, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228709/targeting-lncrna-hotair-suppresses-cancer-stemness-and-metastasis-in-oral-carcinomas-stem-cells-through-modulation-of-emt
#20
Ming-Yi Lu, Yi-Wen Liao, Pei-Yin Chen, Pei-Ling Hsieh, Chih-Yuan Fang, Chia-Yu Wu, Ming-Liang Yen, Bou-Yue Peng, Dayen Peter Wang, Hsin-Chung Cheng, Ching-Zong Wu, Yung-Hsun Shih, Duen-Jeng Wang, Cheng-Chia Yu, Lo-Lin Tsai
Increasing evidence indicates that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate diverse cellular processes, such as cell growth, apoptosis and tumorigenesis. However, the functional roles of lncRNAs and mechanistic analysis of their interplays with oncogenic pathways in oral cancer remain largely unknown. In the current study, we examined the significance of lncRNA HOTAIR (HOX transcript antisense RNA) in tumor progression of oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC). We found the expression of HOTAIR was upregulated in tumor tissues, especially in the metastatic samples...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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