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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523539/the-role-of-noncoding-rnas-in-neurodevelopmental-disorders-the-case-of-rett-syndrome
#1
Aida Obiols-Guardia, Sònia Guil
Current technologies have demonstrated that only a small fraction of our genes encode for protein products. The vast majority of the human transcriptome corresponds to noncoding RNA (ncRNA) of different size, localization, and expression profile. Despite the fact that a biological function remains yet to be determined for most ncRNAs, growing evidence points to their crucial regulatory roles at all stages in gene expression regulation, including transcriptional and posttranscriptional control, so that proper cell homeostasis seems to depend largely on a variety of ncRNA-mediated regulatory networks...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497038/epigenetics-and-vascular-diseases-influence-of-non-coding-rnas-and-their-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Leonardo Elia, Manuela Quintavalle
Epigenetics refers to heritable mechanisms able to modulate gene expression that do not involve alteration of the genomic DNA sequence. Classically, mechanisms such as DNA methylation and histone modifications were part of this classification. Today, this field of study has been expanded and includes also the large class of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). Indeed, with the extraordinary possibilities introduced by the next-generation sequencing approaches, our knowledge of the mammalian transcriptome has greatly improved...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494725/computational-methods-for-predicting-ncrna-protein-interactions
#3
Shao-Wu Zhang, Xiao-Nan Fan
BACKGROUND: RNA-protein interactions (RPIs) play an important role in many cellular processes. In particular, noncoding RNA-protein interactions (ncRPIs) are involved in various gene regulations and human complex diseases. High-throughput experiments have provided a large number of valuable information about ncRPIs, but these experiments are expensive and time-consuming. Therefore, some computational approaches have been developed to predict ncRPIs efficiently and effectively. METHODS: In this work, we will describe the recent advance of predicting ncRPIs from the following aspects: i) the dataset construction; ii) the sequence and structural feature representation, and iii) the machine learning algorithm...
May 9, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475710/an-efficient-graph-kernel-method-for-non-coding-rna-functional-prediction
#4
Nicolò Navarin, Fabrizio Costa
Motivation: The importance of RNA protein-coding gene regulation is by now well appreciated. Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) are known to regulate gene expression at practically every stage, ranging from chromatin packaging to mRNA translation. However the functional characterization of specific instances remains a challenging task in genome scale settings. For this reason, automatic annotation approaches are of interest. Existing computational methods are either efficient but non accurate or they offer increased precision, but present scalability problems...
May 5, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468764/a-resource-for-functional-profiling-of-noncoding-rna-in-the-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#5
Steven Parker, Marcin Fraczek, Jian Wu, Sara Shamsah, Alkisti Manousaki, Kobchai Dungrattanalert, Rogerio Alves de Almeida, Diego Estrada-Rivadeneyra, Walid Omara, Daniela Delneri, Raymond T O'Keefe
Eukaryotic genomes are extensively transcribed generating many different RNAs with no known function. We have constructed 1502 molecular barcoded ncRNA gene deletion strains encompassing 443 ncRNAs in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as tools for ncRNA functional analysis. This resource includes deletions of small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs), transfer RNAs (tRNAs), small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) and other annotated ncRNAs as well as the more recently identified stable unannotated transcripts (SUTs) and cryptic unstable transcripts (CUTs) whose functions are largely unknown...
May 3, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468647/detecting-rna-rna-interactions-in-e-coli-using-a-modified-clash-method
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Tao Liu, Kaiyu Zhang, Song Xu, Zheng Wang, Hanjiang Fu, Baolei Tian, Xiaofei Zheng, Wuju Li
BACKGROUND: Bacterial small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) play important roles in sensing environment changes through sRNA-target mRNA interactions. However, the current strategy for detecting sRNA-mRNA interactions usually combines bioinformatics prediction and experimental verification, which is hampered by low prediction accuracy and low-throughput. Additionally, among the 4736 sequenced bacterial genomes, only about 2164 sRNAs from 319 strains have been described. Furthermore, target mRNAs of only 157 sRNAs have been uncovered...
May 3, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456960/detection-and-characterization-of-small-noncoding-rnas-in-mouse-gametes-and-embryos-prior-to-zygotic-genome-activation
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Jesús García-López, Eduardo Larriba, Jesús Del Mazo
Small noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) are regulatory elements of gene expression in all cell types and tissues. An ever-increasing number of studies have implicated ncRNAs in differentiation and developmental processes. In mammals, as a consequence of fertilization, the content of ncRNAs in the zygote is mostly the result of the maternal material included on oocytes and the potential sperm-borne paternal contributions. The genetic identity program of any individual is the reprogramming of each parental contribution to the zygotic genome activation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446531/mining-exosomal-genes-for-pancreatic-cancer-targets
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Amy Makler, Ramaswamy Narayanan
BACKGROUND: Exosomes, cell-derived vesicles encompassing lipids, DNA, proteins coding genes and noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) are present in diverse body fluids. They offer novel biomarker and drug therapy potential for diverse diseases, including cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using gene ontology, exosomal genes database and GeneCards metadata analysis tools, a database of cancer-associated protein coding genes and ncRNAs (n=2,777) was established. Variant analysis, expression profiling and pathway mapping were used to identify putative pancreatic cancer exosomal gene candidates...
May 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440206/role-of-foxm1-in-the-progression-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-gastrointestinal-cancer
#9
Jing Zhang, Yangyang Niu, Chen Huang
Background and Objective:Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, characterized by its leading mortality, is one of the most common cancers worldwide. The underlying mechanisms contributing to epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis of GI cancer is poorly understood. It is well known that a great number of transcription factors including FoxM1, KLF4, STAT3 and so forth, are associated with the process of EMT and have also been strongly implicated in the proliferation, migration, and invasion of GI cancer cells...
April 24, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430163/long-non-coding-rnas-key-regulators-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-tumour-drug-resistance-and-cancer-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Richard Heery, Stephen P Finn, Sinead Cuffe, Steven G Gray
Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), the adoption by epithelial cells of a mesenchymal-like phenotype, is a process co-opted by carcinoma cells in order to initiate invasion and metastasis. In addition, it is becoming clear that is instrumental to both the development of drug resistance by tumour cells and in the generation and maintenance of cancer stem cells. EMT is thus a pivotal process during tumour progression and poses a major barrier to the successful treatment of cancer. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) often utilize epigenetic programs to regulate both gene expression and chromatin structure...
April 21, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428833/complete-genome-sequence-of-kosakonia-oryzae-type-strain-ola-51-t
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Yuanyuan Li, Shuying Li, Mingyue Chen, Guixiang Peng, Zhiyuan Tan, Qianli An
Strain Ola 51(T) (=LMG 24251(T) = CGMCC 1.7012(T)) is the type strain of the species Kosakonia oryzae and was isolated from surface-sterilized roots of the wild rice species Oryza latifolia grown in Guangdong, China. Here we summarize the features of the strain Ola 51(T) and describe its complete genome sequence. The genome contains one circular chromosome of 5,303,342 nucleotides with 54.01% GC content, 4773 protein-coding genes, 16 rRNA genes, 76 tRNA genes, 13 ncRNA genes, 48 pseudo genes, and 1 CRISPR array...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424679/linking-diet-to-colorectal-cancer-the-emerging-role-of-microrna-in-the-communication-between-plant-and-animal-kingdoms
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REVIEW
Manuela Del Cornò, Gloria Donninelli, Lucia Conti, Sandra Gessani
Environmental and lifestyle factors, including diet and nutritional habits have been strongly linked to colorectal cancer (CRC). Of note, unhealthy dietary habits leading to adiposity represent a main risk factor for CRC and are associated with a chronic low-grade inflammatory status. Inflammation is a hallmark of almost every type of cancer and can be modulated by several food compounds exhibiting either protective or promoting effects. However, in spite of an extensive research, the underlying mechanisms by which dietary patterns or bioactive food components may influence tumor onset and outcome have not been fully clarified yet...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420964/identification-of-the-spinal-expression-profile-of-non-coding-rnas-involved-in-neuropathic-pain-following-spared-nerve-injury-by-sequence-analysis
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Jun Zhou, Qingming Xiong, Hongtao Chen, Chengxiang Yang, Youling Fan
Neuropathic pain (NP) is caused by damage to the nervous system, resulting in aberrant pain, which is associated with gene expression changes in the sensory pathway. However, the molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. A non-coding Ribose Nucleic Acid (ncRNA) is an RNA molecule that is not translated into a protein. NcRNAs are involved in many cellular processes, and mutations or imbalances of the repertoire within the body can cause a variety of diseases. Although ncRNAs have recently been shown to play a role in NP pathogenesis, the specific effects of ncRNAs in NP remain largely unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414973/regulation-of-antibiotic-resistance-by-non-coding-rnas-in-bacteria
#14
REVIEW
Daniel Dar, Rotem Sorek
Antibiotic resistance genes are commonly regulated by sophisticated mechanisms that activate gene expression in response to antibiotic exposure. Growing evidence suggest that cis-acting non-coding RNAs play a major role in regulating the expression of many resistance genes, specifically those which counteract the effects of translation-inhibiting antibiotics. These ncRNAs reside in the 5'UTR of the regulated gene, and sense the presence of the antibiotics by recruiting translating ribosomes onto short upstream open reading frames (uORFs) embedded in the ncRNA...
April 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412522/small-non-coding-rnas-in-adipocyte-biology-and-obesity
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REVIEW
Ez-Zoubir Amri, Marcel Scheideler
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions world-wide and constitutes a substantial risk factor for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers. So far, regulation of energy intake by dietary and pharmacological treatments has met limited success. The main interest of current research is focused on understanding the role of different pathways involved in adipose tissue function and modulation of its mass. Whole-genome sequencing studies revealed that the majority of the human genome is transcribed, with thousands of non-protein-coding RNAs (ncRNA), which comprise small and long ncRNAs...
April 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407081/isolation-of-early-responsive-microrna-from-diuraphis-noxia-hemiptera-aphididae-resistant-wheat
#16
Vittorio F Nicolis, Sonia-Mari Greyling, Eduard Venter
The Russian wheat aphid (Diuraphis noxia Kurdjumov) is an economically important pest of small grains in many countries. The past decades have seen the deployment of resistance-carrying wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars to control D. noxia. However, the emergence of resistance-breaking biotypes is negating this strategy. The role that noncoding RNA (ncRNA) molecules play in the wheat-D. noxia interaction has not been studied to date. This study aimed to isolate differentially regulated microRNA from a resistant and susceptible near-isogenic wheat line after aphid infestation...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387604/des-ncrna-a-knowledgebase-for-exploring-information-about-human-micro-and-long-noncoding-rnas-based-on-literature-mining
#17
Adil Salhi, Magbubah Essack, Tanvir Alam, Vladan P Bajic, Lina Ma, Aleksandar Radovanovic, Benoit Marchand, Sebastian Schmeier, Zhang Zhang, Vladimir B Bajic
Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs), particularly microRNAs (miRNAs) and long ncRNAs (lncRNAs), are important players in diseases and emerge as novel drug targets. Thus, unraveling the relationships between ncRNAs and other biomedical entities in cells are critical for better understanding ncRNA roles that may eventually help develop their use in medicine. To support ncRNA research and facilitate retrieval of relevant information regarding miRNAs and lncRNAs from the plethora of published ncRNA-related research, we developed DES-ncRNA ( www...
April 7, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385563/evidence-of-putative-non-coding-rnas-from-leishmania-untranslated-regions
#18
Felipe Freitas Castro, Patricia C Ruy, Karina Nogueira Zeviani, Ramon Freitas Santos, Juliano Simões Toledo, Angela Kaysel Cruz
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are regulatory elements present in a wide range of organisms, including trypanosomatids. ncRNAs transcribed from the untranslated regions (UTRs) of coding genes have been described in the transcriptomes of several eukaryotes, including Trypanosoma brucei. To uncover novel putative ncRNAs in two Leishmania species, we examined a L. major cDNA library and a L. donovani non-polysomal RNA library. Using a combination of computational analysis and experimental approaches, we classified 26 putative ncRNA in L...
April 3, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380027/evaluation-of-a-short-rna-within-prostate-cancer-gene-3-in-the-predictive-role-for-future-cancer-using-non-malignant-prostate-biopsies
#19
Karl H Pang, Derek J Rosario, Susan L Morgan, James W F Catto
BACKGROUND: Prostate Cancer 3 (PCA3) is a long non-coding RNA (ncRNA) upregulated in prostate cancer (PCa). We recently identified a short ncRNA expressed from intron 1 of PCA3. Here we test the ability of this ncRNA to predict the presence of cancer in men with a biopsy without PCa. METHODS: We selected men whose initial biopsy did not identify PCa and selected matched cohorts whose subsequent biopsies revealed PCa or benign tissue. We extracted RNA from the initial biopsy and measured PCA3-shRNA2, PCA3 and PSA (qRT-PCR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361713/the-joint-nettab-integrative-bioinformatics-2015-meeting-aims-topics-and-outcomes
#20
EDITORIAL
Paolo Romano, Ralf Hofestädt, Matthias Lange, Domenica D'Elia
The 15(th) International NETTAB workshop and the 11(th) Integrative Bioinformatics Symposium were held together in Bari, on October 14-16, 2016, as Joint NETTAB/IB 2015 Meeting. A special topic for the meeting was "Bioinformatics for ncRNA", but the traditional topics of both meetings series were also included in the event.About 60 scientific contributions were presented, including six keynote lectures, one special guest lecture, and many oral communications and posters. A "Two-Day Hands-on Tutorial" event was organised before the workshop...
March 23, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
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