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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458129/honeysuckle-encoded-microrna2911-inhibits-enterovirus-71-replication-via-targeting-vp1-gene
#1
Xihan Li, Ying Huang, Menghuai Sun, Hong Ji, Hui Dou, Jia Hu, Yanfeng Yan, Xu Wang, Leiyao Chen
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is the primary pathogen of hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) in children and virus infections are associated with severe neurological dysfunctions and even death. MIR2911 is a honeysuckle-encoded atypical microRNA with extremely stability. Here, we report that MIR2911 directly inhibits EV71 replication by targeting the VP1 gene. Bioinformatics prediction and luciferase reporter assay showed that MIR2911 could target the VP1 gene of EV71. Transfection experiments using synthetic MIR2911 and extracted RNA from HS decoction shown that each of these preparations was capable of inhibiting EV71 VP1 protein expression; however, these preparations did not impact EV71 mutants in which the MIR2911-binding sites were mutated...
February 16, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458108/the-relaxin-receptor-as-a-therapeutic-target-perspectives-from-evolution-and-drug-targeting
#2
REVIEW
Ross A D Bathgate, Martina Kocan, Daniel J Scott, M Akhter Hossain, Sara V Good, Sergey Yegorov, Jan Bogerd, Paul Gooley
The peptide relaxin was first identified as an important circulating hormone during pregnancy over 90 years ago. Research over many years defined the numerous biological roles that relaxin plays throughout pregnancy in many mammalian species. These important biological actions have led to the testing of relaxin as a therapeutic agent for a number of indications. The discovery of the relaxin receptor, RXFP1, in 2002 facilitated the better understanding of the cellular targets of relaxin, its mechanism of action and enabled the development of relaxin mimetics and screening for small molecule agonists...
February 16, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458096/identification-of-macrophage-related-candidate-genes-in-lupus-nephritis-using-bioinformatics-analysis
#3
Bingyan Shu, Yi Fang, Weichun He, Junwei Yang, Chunsun Dai
Lupus nephritis (LN) is a chronic autoimmune disorder. Here we try to identify the candidate genes in macrophages related to LN. We performed a systematic search in the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database for microarray in human mononuclear cells and mouse macrophages of LN. The results of clustering and venn analysis of different GEO datasets showed that 8 genes were up-regulated and 2 genes down-regulated in samples from both human and mouse LN. The data from gene network and GO analysis revealed that CD38 and CCL2 were localized in the core of the network...
February 16, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457293/ginsenoside-rh2-inhibits-prostate-cancer-cell-growth-through-suppression-of-microrna-4295-that-activates-cdkn1a
#4
Qiruo Gao, Junhua Zheng
OBJECTIVES: Ginsenoside Rh2 (GRh2) has demonstrative therapeutic effects on a variety of diseases, including some tumours. However, the effects of GRh2 on prostate cancer (PC) cell growth remain unknown, and were, thus, addressed in the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PC3 and DU145 PC cell lines were exposed to GRh2. Cell proliferation was assessed in an MTT assay and by BrdU incorporation. Apoptosis of the cells were assessed by TUNEL staining. Total RNA was assessed by RT-qPCR...
February 19, 2018: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456723/mir-96-promotes-breast-cancer-metastasis-by-suppressing-mtss1
#5
Wei Xie, Feng Sun, Lin Chen, Xinjian Cao
Novel, non-invasive biomarkers with high sensitivity and specificity are critical for breast cancer treatment, and prognosis. MicroRNA (miR)-96 has been demonstrated to be highly expressed in several solid malignancies, including breast cancer. However, its expression and function in the metastasis and prognosis of breast cancer have not been fully explored, and its regulation mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, the serum miR-96 expression in healthy controls, benign and malignant breast cancer types was compared by using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456720/mir-494-inhibits-cervical-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-upregulation-of-socs6-expression
#6
Lei Cheng, Beihua Kong, Ying Zhao, Jie Jiang
It is unclear how microRNA (miR)-494 inhibits the proliferation of cervical cancer cells by altering the expression of SOCS6. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanism underlying miR-494 regulation of suppressor of cytokine signaling 6 (SOCS6) in human cervical cancer samples and the human cervical cancer HeLa cell line. The expression of miR-494 was determined using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction. In addition, TargetScan was used to predict miR-494 target genes and the luciferase reporter assay was used to determine whether SOCS6 was a direct target of miR-494...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456712/microrna-144-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-gastric-cancer-by-targeting-cyclooxygenase-2
#7
Qiang Yao, Anxin Gu, Zhuozhong Wang, Yingwei Xue
Gastric cancer (GC) poses a serious public health threat and the 5-year survival rate of patients with GC is low. MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) may serve oncogenic or tumor suppressor functions during tumorigenesis by regulating cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration and invasion and it has been demonstrated that they may be dysregulated in various types of cancer. The present study demonstrated that miR-144 and GATA4 were downregulated in GC tissues and cell lines and suggested that this may be due to hypermethylation...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456662/microrna-profiles-of-bmscs-induced-into-osteoblasts-with-osteoinductive-medium
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Zhixiong Yan, Yong Guo, Yang Wang, Yanan Li, Jiahui Wang
MicroRNA (miRNA) plays an important role in cell differentiation and functions as a regulator. Therefore, miRNA is important in the process of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) being induced into osteoblasts. In this study, mouse BMSCs were induced with osteoinductive medium, the indices related to osteoblastic differentiation were assayed, including alkaline phosphatase, the deposit of calcium and protein levels of osteocalcin. Using miRNA microarray and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analyses, differentially expressed miRNAs in the cells, which were induced with osteoinductive medium, were selected and identified...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456477/dual-diagnosis-of-ellis-van-creveld-syndrome-and-hearing-loss-in-a-consanguineous-family
#9
Barbara Vona, Reza Maroofian, Geetu Mendiratta, Matthew Croken, Siwu Peng, Xiaoqian Ye, Jamileh Rezazadeh, Paulina Bahena, Caroline Lekszas, Thomas Haaf, Lisa Edelmann, Lisong Shi
Multilocus analysis of rare or genetically heterogeneous diseases is a distinct advantage of next-generation sequencing (NGS) over conventional single-gene investigations. Recent studies have begun to uncover an under-recognized prevalence of dual molecular diagnoses in patients with a "blended" phenotype that is the result of 2 clinical diagnoses involving 2 separate genetic loci. This blended phenotype could be mistakenly interpreted as a novel clinical extension of a single-gene disorder. In this study, we ascertained a proband from a large consanguineous Iranian family who manifests postlingual, progressive, moderate hearing loss in addition to suspected Ellis-van Creveld syndrome phenotype...
December 2017: Molecular Syndromology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455644/mir-19b-enhances-proliferation-and-apoptosis-resistance-via-the-egfr-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-pp2a-and-bim-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ulrich Baumgartner, Fabienne Berger, Ali Hashemi Gheinani, Sabrina Sofia Burgener, Katia Monastyrskaya, Erik Vassella
BACKGROUND: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations enable constitutive active downstream signaling of PI3K/AKT, KRAS/ERK and JAK/STAT pathways, and promote tumor progression by inducing uncontrolled proliferation, evasion of apoptosis and migration of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In addition, such EGFR mutations increase the susceptibility of patients with NSCLC to tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy, but treated patients will invariably relapse with resistant disease...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455276/methylation-of-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-1-sfrp1-promoter-downregulates-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-activity-in-keloids
#11
Jiaqi Liu, Huayu Zhu, Hongtao Wang, Jun Li, Fu Han, Yang Liu, Wanfu Zhang, Ting He, Na Li, Zhao Zheng, Dahai Hu
Keloid, a benign skin disorder, forms during wound healing in genetically susceptible individuals. To better control keloid and understand the molecular mechanisms, this study screened gene hypermethylations of GEO database microarray data on keloids and identified the hypermethylation of the secreted frizzled related protein-1 (SFRP1) promoter. Subsequently, hypermethylation and mRNA and protein levels were assessed in 57 cases of keloid vs. normal skin tissues. Fibroblasts from tissues were isolated for the assessment of gene regulation in vitro...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455245/chronic-hyperinsulinemia-induced-mir-27b-is-linked-to-adipocyte-insulin-resistance-by-targeting-insulin-receptor
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Ankita Srivastava, Kripa Shankar, Muheeb Beg, Sujith Rajan, Abhishek Gupta, Salil Varshney, Durgesh Kumar, Sanchita Gupta, Raj Kumar Mishra, Anil Nilkanth Gaikwad
Defect in insulin signaling leads to the development of insulin resistance followed by type 2 diabetes. Exploiting our previously developed physiological chronic hyperinsulinemia (CI)-mediated insulin resistance (IR) model, we wanted to understand how miRNAs contribute to the development of IR. Amongst the identified and validate miRNAs, the expression of miR-27b was found to be highly upregulated during CI-induced IR in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. We also validated the expression of miR-27b in CI-induced IR in human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC)-derived adipocytes and in vivo high fat diet (HFD)-induced IR mice model...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455155/newly-designed-11-gene-panel-reveals-first-case-of-hereditary-amyloidosis-captured-by-massive-parallel-sequencing
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Zuzana Chyra Kufova, Tereza Sevcikova, Jaroslav Januska, Petr Vojta, Arpad Boday, Pavla Vanickova, Jana Filipova, Katerina Growkova, Tomas Jelinek, Marian Hajduch, Roman Hajek
AIMS: Amyloidosis is caused by deposition of abnormal protein fibrils, leading to damage of organ function. Hereditary amyloidosis represents a monogenic disease caused by germline mutations in 11 amyloidogenic precursor protein genes. One of the important but non-specific symptoms of amyloidosis is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Diagnostics of hereditary amyloidosis is complicated and the real cause can remain overlooked. We aimed to design hereditary amyloidosis gene panel and to introduce new next-generation sequencing (NGS) approach to investigate hereditary amyloidosis in a cohort of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy of unknown significance...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454982/improved-genomic-resources-and-new-bioinformatic-workflow-for-the-carcinogenic-parasite-clonorchis-sinensis-biotechnological-implications
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REVIEW
Daxi Wang, Pasi K Korhonen, Robin B Gasser, Neil D Young
Clonorchis sinensis (family Opisthorchiidae) is an important foodborne parasite that has a major socioeconomic impact on ~35 million people predominantly in China, Vietnam, Korea and the Russian Far East. In humans, infection with C. sinensis causes clonorchiasis, a complex hepatobiliary disease that can induce cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a malignant cancer of the bile ducts. Central to understanding the epidemiology of this disease is knowledge of genetic variation within and among populations of this parasite...
February 15, 2018: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454313/structrnafinder-an-automated-pipeline-and-web-server-for-rna-families-prediction
#15
Raúl Arias-Carrasco, Yessenia Vásquez-Morán, Helder I Nakaya, Vinicius Maracaja-Coutinho
BACKGROUND: The function of many noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) depend upon their secondary structures. Over the last decades, several methodologies have been developed to predict such structures or to use them to functionally annotate RNAs into RNA families. However, to fully perform this analysis, researchers should utilize multiple tools, which require the constant parsing and processing of several intermediate files. This makes the large-scale prediction and annotation of RNAs a daunting task even to researchers with good computational or bioinformatics skills...
February 17, 2018: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454184/exploration-and-exploitation-of-the-environment-for-novel-specialized-metabolites
#16
REVIEW
Catarina Loureiro, Marnix H Medema, John van der Oost, Detmer Sipkema
Microorganisms are Nature's little engineers of a remarkable array of bioactive small molecules that represent most of our new drugs. The wealth of genomic and metagenomic sequence data generated in the last decade has shown that the majority of novel biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) is identified from cultivation-independent studies, which has led to a strong expansion of the number of microbial taxa known to harbour BGCs. The large size and repeat sequences of BGCs remain a bioinformatic challenge, but newly developed software tools have been created to overcome these issues and are paramount to identify and select the most promising BGCs for further research and exploitation...
February 14, 2018: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454093/silencing-circular-rna-hsa_circ_0000977-suppresses-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-progression-by-stimulating-mir-874-3p-and-inhibiting-plk1-expression
#17
Wen-Jie Huang, Yun-Chao Wang, Song-Song Liu, Jia-Li Yang, Shi-Xiang Guo, Li-Jiang Wang, Huai-Zhi Wang, Ying-Fang Fan
Circular RNAs (CircRNAs) are a novel type of endogenous noncoding RNAs that regulate target gene expression by interacting with microRNA (miRNA). Emerging evidence shows that dysregulation of circRNAs plays important roles in biological and pathological processes, including cancer development and progression. The functional role of circRNA in PDAC (pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma) remains to be investigated. In this study, high throughput microarray assay revealed that hsa_circ_0000977 was aberrantly up-regulated in pancreatic cancer tissues; this was also validated by qRT-PCR...
February 14, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454089/genome-wide-gene-expression-analysis-of-45-days-pregnant-fetal-cotyledons-vis-a-vis-non-pregnant-caruncles-in-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis
#18
Masoud Lotfan, Syed Azmal Ali, Munnalal Yadav, Suman Chuadhary, Manoj Kumar Jena, Sudarshan Kumar, Ashok Kumar Mohanty
The crosstalk between fetus and mother starts with the onset of placental attachment to the uterus. The cotyledons and caruncles are the two anatomically distinct structures that play a crucial role in this physiological communication. Using Agilent Gene Chip Genome microarray, we measured the expression profile of pregnancy cotyledons in comparison to caruncular reminiscence of the uteri in non-pregnant buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) for the detection of the early post-pregnancy rapid changes in cellular expression of mRNA transcripts...
February 14, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453993/the-tegumental-allergen-like-proteins-of-schistosoma-mansoni-a-biochemical-study-of-smtal4-tal13
#19
Jack Carson, Charlotte M Thomas, Aaron McGinty, Gustavo Takata, David J Timson
Schistosoma mansoni, like other trematodes, expresses a number of unusual calcium binding proteins which consist of an EF-hand domain joined to a dynein light chain-like (DLC-like) domain by a flexible linker. These proteins have been implicated in host immune responses and drug binding. Three members of this protein family from S. mansoni (SmTAL1, SmTAL2 and SmTAL3) have been well characterised biochemically. Here we characterise the remaining family members from this species (SmTAL4-13). All of these proteins form homodimers and all except SmTAL5 bind to calcium and manganese ions...
February 14, 2018: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453991/identification-of-branched-chain-amino-acid-aminotransferases-active-towards-r-1-phenylethylamine-among-plp-fold-type-iv-transaminases
#20
Ekaterina Yu Bezsudnova, Daria V Dibrova, Alena Yu Nikolaeva, Tatiana V Rakitina, Vladimir O Popov
New class IV transaminases with activity towards L-Leu, which is typical of branched-chain amino acid aminotransferases (BCAT), and with activity towards (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine ((R)-PEA), which is typical of (R)-selective (R)-amine:pyruvate transaminases, were identified by bioinformatics analysis, obtained in recombinant form, and analyzed. The values of catalytic activities in the reaction with L-Leu and (R)-PEA are comparable to those measured for characteristic transaminases with the corresponding specificity...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Biotechnology
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