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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076679/molecular-dynamics-simulations-for-deciphering-structural-basis-of-recognition-of-pre-let-7-mirnas-by-lin28
#1
Chhaya Sharma, Debasisa Mohanty
LIN28 protein inhibits biogenesis of miRNAs belonging to let-7 family by binding to precursor forms of miRNAs. Over expression of LIN28 and low levels of let-7 miRNAs are associated with several forms of cancer cells. We have performed multiple explicit solvent molecular dynamics simulations ranging from 200 to 500 ns in length on different isoforms of preE-let7 in complex with LIN28 and also in isolation to identify structural features and key specificity determining residues (SDR) important for inhibitory role of LIN28...
January 11, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042541/rational-development-of-a-polycistronic-plasmid-with-a-cpg-free-bacterial-backbone-as-a-potential-tool-for-direct-reprogramming
#2
Kianoush Dormiani, Hamid Mir Mohammad Sadeghi, Hojjat Sadeghi-Aliabadi, Mahboobeh Forouzanfar, Hossein Baharvand, Kamran Ghaedi, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
OBJECTIVE: Induced pluripotent stem cells are generated from somatic cells by direct reprogramming. These reprogrammed pluripotent cells have different applications in biomedical fields such as regenerative medicine. Although viral vectors are widely used for efficient reprogramming, they have limited applications in the clinic due to the risk for immunogenicity and insertional mutagenesis. Accordingly, we designed and developed a small, non-integrating plasmid named pLENSO/Zeo as a 2A-mediated polycistronic expression vector...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992407/lin28-phosphorylation-by-mapk-erk-couples-signalling-to-the-post-transcriptional-control-of%C3%A2-pluripotency
#3
Kaloyan M Tsanov, Daniel S Pearson, Zhaoting Wu, Areum Han, Robinson Triboulet, Marc T Seligson, John T Powers, Jihan K Osborne, Susan Kane, Steven P Gygi, Richard I Gregory, George Q Daley
Signalling and post-transcriptional gene control are both critical for the regulation of pluripotency, yet how they are integrated to influence cell identity remains poorly understood. LIN28 (also known as LIN28A), a highly conserved RNA-binding protein, has emerged as a central post-transcriptional regulator of cell fate through blockade of let-7 microRNA biogenesis and direct modulation of mRNA translation. Here we show that LIN28 is phosphorylated by MAPK/ERK in pluripotent stem cells, which increases its levels via post-translational stabilization...
January 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934587/generation-of-an-ipsc-line-from-a-patient-with-tyrosine-hydroxylase-th-deficiency-th-1-ipsc
#4
Sabine Jung-Klawitter, Nenad Blau, Attila Sebe, Juliane Ebersold, Gudrun Göhring, Thomas Opladen
Fibroblasts from a male patient with compound heterozygous variants in the tyrosine hydroxylase gene (TH; OMIM: 191290; c.[385-C>T]; [692-G>C]/p.[R129*]; [R231P]), the rate-limiting enzyme for dopamine synthesis, were reprogrammed to iPSCs using episomal reprogramming delivering the reprogramming factors Oct3/4, Sox2, L-Myc, Lin28, Klf4 and p53 shRNA Okita et al. (2011). Pluripotency of TH-1 iPSC was verified by immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR analysis. Cells exhibited a normal karyotype and differentiated spontaneously into the 3 germ layers in vitro...
October 26, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931036/clinical-exome-sequencing-reveals-mkrn3-pathogenic-variants-in-familial-and-nonfamilial-idiopathic-central-precocious-puberty
#5
Nelmar Valentina Ortiz-Cabrera, Rosa Riveiro-Álvarez, Miguel Ángel López-Martínez, Pilar Pérez-Segura, Isabel Aragón-Gómez, María José Trujillo-Tiebas, Leandro Soriano-Guillén
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Idiopathic central precocious puberty (ICPP) is the premature activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in the absence of organic disease. Up to now, just gain-of-function mutations of KISS1/KISS1R and loss-of-function mutations of the maternally imprinted gene MKRN3 are the known genetic causes of ICPP. Our intention is to evaluate variants present in genes related to the pubertal onset pathway that could act as disease-causing or predisposing variants. METHODS: We studied the clinical exome of 20 patients diagnosed with ICPP using the Illumina platform...
December 9, 2016: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920151/lin28-is-induced-in-primed-embryonic-stem-cells-and-regulates-let-7-independent-events
#6
Silvia Parisi, Fabiana Passaro, Luigi Russo, Anna Musto, Angelica Navarra, Simona Romano, Giuseppe Petrosino, Tommaso Russo
Lin28 RNA-binding proteins play important roles in pluripotent stem cells, but the regulation of their expression and the mechanisms underlying their functions are still not definitively understood. Here we address the above-mentioned issues in the first steps of mouse embryonic stem cell (ESC) differentiation. We observed that the expression of Lin28 genes is transiently induced soon after the exit of ESCs from the naive ground state and that this induction is due to the Hmga2-dependent engagement of Otx2 with enhancers present at both Lin28 gene loci...
December 5, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895551/oct4-methylation-mediated-silencing-as-an-epigenetic-barrier-preventing-m%C3%A3-ller-glia-dedifferentiation-in-a-murine-model-of-retinal-injury
#7
Luis I Reyes-Aguirre, Monica Lamas
Müller glia (MG) is the most abundant glial type in the vertebrate retina. Among its many functions, it is capable of responding to injury by dedifferentiating, proliferating, and differentiating into every cell types lost to damage. This regenerative ability is notoriously absent in mammals. We have previously reported that cultured mammalian MG undergoes a partial dedifferentiation, but fails to fully acquire a progenitor phenotype and differentiate into neurons. This might be explained by a mnemonic mechanism comprised by epigenetic traits, such as DNA methylation...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879219/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs-derived-from-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosis-ctx-patient-s-fibroblasts-carrying-a-r395s-mutation
#8
Philip Höflinger, Stefan Hauser, Yvonne Theurer, Stefanie Weißenberger, Carlo Wilke, Ludger Schöls
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were generated from dermal fibroblasts from a 60-year-old cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) patient, carrying a homozygous mutation c. [1183C>A]; p. R395S in CYP27A1. Episomal plasmids encoding the pluripotency genes OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, L-MYC and LIN28 were introduced via electroporation. The generated line iPS-CTX-R395S has no sign of plasmid integration or chromosomal aberration and retained the mutation site in CYP27A1. Furthermore, iPSCs express pluripotency markers and are able to differentiate in all germ layers in vitro...
September 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879208/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-ipscs-from-a-retinoblastoma-patient-carrying-a-c-2663g-a-mutation-in-rb1-gene
#9
Sicong Zeng, Lvjun Liu, Qi Ouyang, Yan Zhao, Ge Lin, Liang Hu, Wen Li
Skin fibroblasts were obtained from a male patient diagnosed with retinoblastoma (RB) carrying a c.2663G>A mutation in the 25 exon of RB1 gene. RB-iPS cells was generated via delivered four reprogramming factors (OCT4, SOX2, NANOG and LIN28) into these skin fibroblasts. The RB-iPS cells retained the RB1 heterozygous mutation resulted in a truncated RB1 mRNA. Characteristic tests proved that the iPSC line presented typical markers of pluripotency and had the capability to form the three germ layers in vitro...
September 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822179/plasmid-based-generation-of-induced-neural-stem-cells-from-adult-human-fibroblasts
#10
Philipp Capetian, Luis Azmitia, Martje G Pauly, Victor Krajka, Felix Stengel, Eva-Maria Bernhardi, Mariana Klett, Britta Meier, Philip Seibler, Nancy Stanslowsky, Andreas Moser, Andreas Knopp, Gabriele Gillessen-Kaesbach, Guido Nikkhah, Florian Wegner, Máté Döbrössy, Christine Klein
Direct reprogramming from somatic to neural cell types has become an alternative to induced pluripotent stem cells. Most protocols employ viral expression systems, posing the risk of random genomic integration. Recent developments led to plasmid-based protocols, lowering this risk. However, these protocols either relied on continuous presence of a variety of small molecules or were only able to reprogram murine cells. We therefore established a reprogramming protocol based on vectors containing the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-derived oriP/EBNA1 as well as the defined expression factors Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, L-myc, Lin28, and a small hairpin directed against p53...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798668/the-lin28-expression-in-stallion-testes
#11
Geumhui Lee, Heejun Jung, Minjung Yoon
The molecular markers for specific germ cell stages can be utilized for identifying, monitoring, and separating a particular stage of germ cells. The RNA-binding protein Lin28 is expressed in gonocytes of human fetal testes. The Lin28 expression is restricted to a very small population of spermatogonial cells in human, mice, and monkey. The main objective of this study was to investigate the expression pattern of Lin28 in stallion testes at different reproductive stages. Based on the presence or absence of full spermatogenesis and lumina in seminiferous tubules, the testicular samples were categorized into two reproductive stages pre-pubertal and post-pubertal...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789410/lymphoblast-derived-integration-free-ipsc-lines-from-a-female-and-male-alzheimer-s-disease-patient-expressing-different-copy-numbers-of-a-coding-cnv-in-the-alzheimer-risk-gene-cr1
#12
Friederike Schröter, Kristel Sleegers, Caroline Van Cauwenberghe, Martina Bohndorf, Wasco Wruck, Christine Van Broeckhoven, James Adjaye
Human lymphoblast cells from a female and male patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) with different genotypes of a functional copy number variation (CNV) in the AD risk gene CR1 were used to generate integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) employing episomal plasmids expressing OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, LIN28, c-MYC and L-MYC. The iPSCs retained the CR1 CNV, and comparative transcriptome analyses with the human embryonic stem cell line H1 revealed a Pearson correlation of 0.956 for AD1-CR10 and 0...
October 19, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789408/lymphoblast-derived-integration-free-ips-cell-line-from-a-female-67-year-old-alzheimer-s-disease-patient-with-trem2-r47h-missense-mutation
#13
Friederike Schröter, Kristel Sleegers, Elise Cuyvers, Martina Bohndorf, Wasco Wruck, Christine Van Broeckhoven, James Adjaye
Human lymphoblast cells from a female patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) possessing the missense mutation TREM2 p.R47H were used to generate integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) employing episomal plasmids expressing OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, LIN28, c-MYC and L-MYC. The iPSCs retained the TREM2 mutation, and were defined as pluripotent based on (i) expression of pluripotent-associated markers, (ii) embryoid body-based differentiation into cell types representative of the three germ layers and (iii) the similarity between the transcriptomes of the iPSC line and the human embryonic stem cell line H1 with a Pearson correlation of 0...
October 20, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789405/episomal-plasmid-based-generation-of-an-ipsc-line-from-a-79-year-old-individual-carrying-the-apoe4-4-genotype-i11001
#14
Shadaan Zulfiqar, Barbara Fritz, Katja Nieweg
In this study, lymphoblastoid cells derived from a 79-year old individual with a history of progressive presenile dementia, were used to generate iPS cells, employing episomal plasmids expressing OCT4, SOX2, KLF4, LIN28, L-MYC and a p53 shRNA. The individual was homozygous for the APOE4 allele. The resulting iPS cells had a normal karyotype, retained the APOE4/4 genotype, expressed pluripotency markers, were free of genomically integrated plasmids, and could be differentiated into cell type representatives from the three germ layers in vitro...
September 23, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789402/episomal-plasmid-based-generation-of-an-ipsc-line-from-an-83-year-old-individual-carrying-the-apoe4-4-genotype-i10984
#15
Shadaan Zulfiqar, Barbara Fritz, Katja Nieweg
In this study, lymphoblastoid cells derived from a 83-year old individual with a 15year history of progressive presenile dementia, were used to generate iPS cells, employing episomal plasmids expressing OCT4, SOX2, LIN28, L-MYC and a p53 shRNA. The individual was homozygous for the APOE4 allele. The resulting iPS cells had a normal karyotype, retained the APOE4/4 genotype, expressed pluripotency markers, were free of genomically integrated plasmids, and could be differentiated into cell type representatives from the three germ layers in vitro...
September 24, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789396/derivation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-a-familial-alzheimer-s-disease-patient-carrying-the-l282f-mutation-in-presenilin-1
#16
Anna Poon, Tong Li, Carlota Pires, Troels T Nielsen, Jørgen E Nielsen, Bjørn Holst, Andras Dinnyes, Poul Hyttel, Kristine K Freude
Mutations in presenilin 1 (PSEN1) lead to the most aggressive form of familial Alzheimer's disease (AD). Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) derived from AD patients can be differentiated and used for disease modeling. Here, we derived hiPSC from skin fibroblasts obtained from an AD patient carrying a L282F mutation in PSEN1. We transfected skin fibroblasts with episomal iPSC reprogramming vectors targeting human OCT4, SOX2, L-MYC, KLF4, NANOG, LIN28, and short hairpin RNA against TP53. Our hiPSC line, L282F-hiPSC, displayed typical stem cell characteristics with consistent expression of pluripotency genes and the ability to differentiation into the three germ layers...
September 28, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777941/a-review-of-rett-syndrome-rtt-with-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#17
Vellingiri Balachandar, Venkatesan Dhivya, Mohan Gomathi, Subramaniam Mohanadevi, Balasubramanian Venkatesh, Bharathi Geetha
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are pluripotent stem cells generated from somatic cells by the introduction of a combination of pluripotency-associated genes such as OCT4, SOX2, along with either KLF4 and c-MYC or NANOG and LIN28 via retroviral or lentiviral vectors. Most importantly, hiPSCs are similar to human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) functionally as they are pluripotent and can potentially differentiate into any desired cell type when provided with the appropriate cues, but do not have the ethical issues surrounding hESCs...
2016: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776272/mature-let-7-mirnas-fine-tune-expression-of-lin28b-in-pluripotent-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#18
Nelly Rahkonen, Aki Stubb, Maia Malonzo, Sanna Edelman, Maheswara Reddy Emani, Elisa Närvä, Harri Lähdesmäki, Hannele Ruohola-Baker, Riitta Lahesmaa, Riikka Lund
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are central regulators of diverse biological processes and are important in the regulation of stem cell self-renewal. One of the widely studied miRNA-protein regulators is the Lin28-Let-7 pair. In this study, we demonstrate that contrary to the well-established models of mouse ES cells (mESC) and transformed human cancer cells, the pluripotent state of human ES cells (hESC) involves expression of mature Let-7 family miRNAs with concurrent expression of all LIN28 proteins. We show that mature Let-7 miRNAs are regulated during hESC differentiation and have opposite expression profile with LIN28B...
November 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773931/the-lin28b-let-7-axis-is-a-novel-therapeutic-pathway-in-multiple-myeloma
#19
S Manier, J T Powers, A Sacco, S V Glavey, D Huynh, M R Reagan, K Z Salem, M Moschetta, J Shi, Y Mishima, C Roche-Lestienne, X Leleu, A M Roccaro, G Q Daley, I M Ghobrial
MYC is a major oncogenic driver of multiple myeloma (MM) and yet almost no therapeutic agents exist that target MYC in MM. Here we report that the let-7 biogenesis inhibitor LIN28B correlates with MYC expression in MM and is associated with adverse outcome. We also demonstrate that the LIN28B/let-7 axis modulates the expression of MYC, itself a let-7 target. Further, perturbation of the axis regulates the proliferation of MM cells in vivo in a xenograft tumor model. RNA-sequencing and gene set enrichment analyses of CRISPR-engineered cells further suggest that the LIN28/let-7 axis regulates MYC and cell cycle pathways in MM...
November 11, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731469/identification-of-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-the-lin28-mediated-blockage-of-pre-let-7g-processing
#20
Helen L Lightfoot, Eric A Miska, Shankar Balasubramanian
The protein Lin28 and microRNA let-7 play critical roles in mammalian development and human disease. Lin28 inhibits let-7 biogenesis through direct interaction with let-7 precursors (pre-let-7). Accumulating evidence in vitro and in vivo suggests this interaction plays a dominant role in embryonic stem cell self-renewal and tumorigenesis. Thus the Lin28-let-7 interaction might be an attractive drug target, if not for the well-known difficulties in targeting protein-RNA interactions with drugs. The identification and development of suitable probe molecules to further elucidate therapeutic potential, as well as mechanistic details of this pathway will be valuable...
October 12, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
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