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Shirin Elizabeth Khorsandi, Siamak Salehi, Miriam Cortes, Hector Vilca-Melendez, Krishna Menon, Parthi Srinivasan, Andreas Prachalias, Wayel Jassem, Nigel Heaton
Mitochondria have their own genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic machinery but are unable to be autonomous, needing both nuclear and mitochondrial genomes. The aim of this work was to use computational biology to explore the involvement of Mitochondrial microRNAs (MitomiRs) and their interactions with the mitochondrial proteome in a clinical model of primary non function (PNF) of the donor after cardiac death (DCD) liver. Archival array data on the differential expression of miRNA in DCD PNF was re-analyzed using a number of publically available computational algorithms...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Carolyn M Klinge
The human genome is 'pervasively transcribed' leading to a complex array of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that far outnumber coding mRNAs. ncRNAs have regulatory roles in transcription and post-transcriptional processes as well numerous cellular functions that remain to be fully described. Best characterized of the 'expanding universe' of ncRNAs are the ~ 22 nucleotide microRNAs (miRNAs) that base-pair to target mRNA's 3' untranslated region within the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC) and block translation and may stimulate mRNA transcript degradation...
February 12, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
Guinv Hu, Xiaokang Zhao, Jiang Wang, Liting Lv, Chaoqun Wang, Liang Feng, Liangqiong Shen, Weili Ren
MircroRNAs (miRNAs) are considered as essential regulators in the tumorigenesis and chemoresistance of multiple cancer types. In the present study, it was demonstrated that the expression levels of miR-125b were significantly downregulated in the tissues of patients with breast cancer (BC), as well as the BC cell lines in vitro. To study the association between chemoresistance and miR-125b in BC, doxorubicin (DOX)-resistant MCF-7 (MCF-7/R) cells were established, and gain- and loss-of-function experiments were performed...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Harshal Nemade, Umesh Chaudhari, Aviseka Acharya, Jürgen Hescheler, Jan Georg Hengstler, Symeon Papadopoulos, Agapios Sachinidis
Etoposide (ETP) and anthracyclines are applied for wide anti-cancer treatments. However, the ETP-induced cardiotoxicity remains to be a major safety issue and the underlying cardiotoxic mechanisms are not well understood. This study is aiming to unravel the cardiotoxicity profile of ETP in comparison to anthracyclines using physiologically relevant human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hPSC-CMs). Using xCELLigence real-time cell analyser (RTCA), we found that single high dose of ETP induces irreversible increase in hPSC-CMs beating rate and decrease in beating amplitude...
February 3, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
Tal Yardeni, Raquel Fine, Yuvraj Joshi, Tal Gradus-Pery, Noga Kozer, Irit Reichenstein, Eran Yanowski, Shir Nevo, Hila Weiss-Tishler, Michal Eisenberg-Bord, Tal Shalit, Alexander Plotnikov, Haim M Barr, Eran Perlson, Eran Hornstein
microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical for neuronal function and their dysregulation is repeatedly observed in neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we implemented high content image analysis for investigating the impact of several miRNAs in mouse primary motor neurons. This survey directed our attention to the neuron-specific miR-124, which controls axonal morphology. By performing next generation sequencing analysis and molecular studies, we characterized novel roles for miR-124 in control of mitochondria localization and function...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
Fan Fan, Jianhui Zhuang, Peng Zhou, Xin Liu, Yi Luo
Purpose: Human lens epithelial cell (HLEC) apoptosis is a common pathogenic mechanism in age-related cataracts (ARC). While the function of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the eye is beginning to be explored using miRNA expression array, the role of miR-34a in regulating HLEC apoptosis remains unknown and requires further investigation. Methods: Quantitative reverse-transcript polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to determine the expression level of miR-34a in cataractous and control samples...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
Bowen Li, Lu Wang, Zheng Li, Weizhi Wang, Xiaofei Zhi, Xiaoxu Huang, Qiang Zhang, Zheng Chen, Xuan Zhang, Zhongyuan He, Jianghao Xu, Lu Zhang, Hao Xu, Diancai Zhang, Zekuan Xu
Gastric cancer (GC) is a major health problem worldwide because of its high morbidity and mortality. Considering the well-established roles of miRNA in the regulation of GC carcinogenesis and progression, we screened differentially expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) by using The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the GEO databases. We found that miR-3174 was the most significantly differentially expressed miRNA in GC. Ectopic miR-3174 expression was also detected in clinical GC patient samples and cell lines and associated with poor patient prognosis...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
Yu Meng, Alfonso Eirin, Xiang-Yang Zhu, Hui Tang, Pritha Chanana, Amir Lerman, Andre J van Wijnen, Lilach O Lerman
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may be a viable option for treatment of several diseases. MSCs efficacy depends on adequate function of their mitochondria, which might be impaired in a noxious milieu. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that obesity compromises MSCs mitochondrial structure and function, possibly via micro-RNA (miRNA)-based mechanisms. METHODS: MSCs were collected from swine abdominal adipose tissue after 16 weeks of Lean or Obese diet (n = 7 each)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Xiaonan Zhang, Arjan Mofers, Per Hydbring, Maria Hägg Olofsson, Jing Guo, Stig Linder, Padraig D'Arcy
The MYC proto-oncogene serves as a rheostat coupling mitogenic signaling with the activation of genes regulating growth, metabolism and mitochondrial biogenesis. Here we describe a novel link between mitochondria and MYC levels. Perturbation of mitochondrial function using a number of conventional and novel inhibitors resulted in the decreased expression of MYC mRNA. This decrease in MYC mRNA occurred concomitantly with an increase in the levels of tumor-suppressive miRNAs such as members of the let-7 family and miR-34a-5p ...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
Roger Godschalk, Alex Remels, Camiel Hoogendoorn, Jan van Benthem, Mirjam Luijten, Nur Duale, Gunnar Brunborg, Ann-Karin Olsen, Freek G Bouwman, Armelle Munnia, Marco Peluso, Edwin Mariman, Frederik Jan van Schooten
Pre-conceptional paternal exposures may affect offspring's health, which cannot be explained by mutations in germ cells, but by persistent changes in the regulation of gene expression. Therefore, we investigated whether pre-conceptional paternal exposure to benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) could alter the offspring's phenotype. Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to B[a]P by gavage for 6 weeks, 3x per week, and were crossed with unexposed BALB-c females 6 weeks after the final exposure. The offspring was kept under normal feeding conditions and was sacrificed at 3 weeks of age...
November 14, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Chen-Dong Liu, Lu Yang, Hong-Zhou Pu, Qiong Yang, Wen-Yao Huang, Xue Zhao, Li Zhu, Shun-Hua Zhang
As it is well known, proper exercise benefits our mind and body, especially the skeletal muscle. Exercise increases the capacity of muscle metabolism, enhances the biological function of mitochondria, regulates the transformation of muscle fiber types and increases the muscle power. In recent years, more and more researches show that epigenetic regulation plays an important role in strengthening the muscle, and these studies mainly include DNA methylation, histone modification, and regulation of miRNA expression...
October 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
Trevor Carden, Bhupendra Singh, Ved Mooga, Prachi Bajpai, Keshav K Singh
The normal cellular function requires communication between mitochondria and the nucleus, termed mitochondria-to-nucleus retrograde signaling. Disruption of this mechanism has been implicated in the development of cancers. Many proteins are known modulators of retrograde signaling, but whether microRNAs (miRNAs) are also involved is unknown. We conducted an miRNA microarray analysis using RNA from a parental cell line, a Rho0 line lacking mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and a Rho0 line with restored mtDNA. We found that miR-663 was down-regulated in the mtDNA-depleted Rho0 line...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Claudia Consales, Claudia Cirotti, Giuseppe Filomeni, Martina Panatta, Alessio Butera, Caterina Merla, Vanni Lopresto, Rosanna Pinto, Carmela Marino, Barbara Benassi
The exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MFs) has been associated to increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases, although the underlying molecular mechanisms are still undefined. Since epigenetic modulation has been recently encountered among the key events leading to neuronal degeneration, we here aimed at assessing if the control of gene expression mediated by miRNAs, namely miRs-34, has any roles in driving neuronal cell response to 50-Hz (1 mT) magnetic field in vitro. We demonstrate that ELF-MFs drive an early reduction of the expression level of miR-34b and miR-34c in SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells, as well as in mouse primary cortical neurons, by affecting the transcription of the common pri-miR-34...
October 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
Hilaire C Lam, Heng-Jia Liu, Christian V Baglini, Harilaos Filippakis, Nicola Alesi, Julie Nijmeh, Heng Du, Alicia Llorente Lope, Katherine A Cottrill, Adam Handen, John M Asara, David J Kwiatkowski, Issam Ben-Sahra, William M Oldham, Stephen Y Chan, Elizabeth P Henske
mTORC1 hyperactivation drives the multi-organ hamartomatous disease tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Rapamycin inhibits mTORC1, inducing partial tumor responses; however, the tumors regrow following treatment cessation. We discovered that the oncogenic miRNA, miR-21, is increased in Tsc2-deficient cells and, surprisingly, further increased by rapamycin. To determine the impact of miR-21 in TSC, we inhibited miR-21 in vitro. miR-21 inhibition significantly repressed the tumorigenic potential of Tsc2-deficient cells and increased apoptosis sensitivity...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
Anandrao Ashok Patil, Tsuneyuki Tatsuke, Hiroaki Mon, Jae Man Lee, Daisuke Morokuma, Masato Hino, Takahiro Kusakabe
Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that associate with PIWI subfamily proteins, which play an important role in transposon silencing in animal germ cell. The piRNAs biogenesis is divided into two major pathways: primary and secondary, and both pathways are independent of double-stranded RNA-processing enzyme Dicer, which processes the single-stranded RNA transcripts in microRNA (miRNA) and siRNA (small interfering RNA) pathway. Primary piRNAs are processed from long non-coding RNA precursors transcribed from piRNA clusters...
November 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Oihane Erice, Patricia Munoz-Garrido, Javier Vaquero, Maria J Perugorria, Maite G Fernandez-Barrena, Elena Saez, Alvaro Santos-Laso, Ander Arbelaiz, Raul Jimenez-Agüero, Joaquin Fernandez-Irigoyen, Enrique Santamaria, Verónica Torrano, Arkaitz Carracedo, Meenakshisundaram Ananthanarayanan, Marco Marzioni, Jesus Prieto, Ulrich Beuers, Ronald P Oude Elferink, Nicholas F LaRusso, Luis Bujanda, Jose J G Marin, Jesus M Banales
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease associated with autoimmune phenomena targeting intrahepatic bile duct cells (cholangiocytes). Although PBC etiopathogenesis still remains obscure, development of anti-mitochondrial auto-antibodies against pyruvate dehydrogenase complex-E2 (PDC-E2) is a common feature. MicroRNA (miR) dysregulation occurs in liver and immune cells of PBC patients, but their functional relevance is largely unknown. We previously reported that miR-506 is overexpressed in PBC cholangiocytes and directly targets both Cl(-) /HCO3(-) anion exchanger 2 (AE2) and type III inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (InsP3R3), leading to cholestasis...
September 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Muhammad Ishtiaq Jan, Riaz Anwar Khan, Tahir Ali, Muhammad Bilal, Long Bo, Abdul Sajid, Abdul Malik, Naseeb Urehman, Nayyar Waseem, Javed Nawab, Murad Ali, Abdul Majeed, Hamid Ahmad, Sohail Aslam, Sadia Hamera, Aneesa Sultan, Mariam Anees, Qamar Javed, Iram Murtaza
Valvular heart disease (VHD) is an active process involving a wide range of pathological changes. The major complications of VHD are stenosis and regurgitation, which are macroscopic phenomena, induced in part through cellular changes. Altered expression of mitochondria associated genes causes membrane potential depolarization, leading to the increased levels of apoptosis observed in cardiac dysfunction. Objective of this study is to find molecular medicine candidates that can control expression of the key mitochondria apoptosis regulatory genes...
November 1, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Sujung Park, Myeungsoo Lee, Churl-Hong Chun, Eun-Jung Jin
INTRODUCTION: In this article, we explored the hypothesis that the long noncoding RNA, Nespas, promotes osteoarthritis (OA) by supporting abnormal lipid metabolism in human chondrocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human articular chondrocytes from osteoarthritis patients were used and expression level of Nespas were determined by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Introduction of Nespas and Nespas-associated genes/miRNAs were performed by using a lentiviral system...
August 1, 2017: Cartilage
Caroline S Cencer, Shravan K Chintala, Tenira J Townsend, Daniel P Feldmann, Mirna A Awrow, Nahrain A Putris, Mason E Geno, Maria G Donovan, Frank J Giblin
This study investigated poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) activation in cultured human lens epithelial cells exposed to two levels of UVB light (312 nm peak wavelength), 0.014 and 0.14 J/cm(2) ("low" and "high" dose, respectively). At the low dose, PARP-1 and poly (ADP-ribose) (PAR) polymers acted to repair DNA strand breaks rapidly with no subsequent major effects on either cell morphology or viability. However, following the high UVB dose, there was a dramatic second phase of PARP-1 activation, 90 min later, which included a sudden reappearance of DNA strand breaks, bursts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation both within the mitochondria and nucleus, a translocation of PAR from the nucleus to the mitochondria, and an ultimate 70% loss of cell viability occurring after 24 hrs...
July 30, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
Salvador Meseguer, Olga Boix, Carmen Navarro-González, Magda Villarroya, Rachid Boutoual, Sonia Emperador, Elena García-Arumí, Julio Montoya, M-Eugenia Armengod
Mitochondrial diseases due to mutations in the mitochondrial (mt) DNA are heterogeneous in clinical manifestations but usually include OXPHOS dysfunction. Mechanisms by which OXPHOS dysfunction contributes to the disease phenotype invoke, apart from cell energy deficit, maladaptive responses to mitochondria-to-nucleus retrograde signaling. Here we used five different cybrid models of mtDNA diseases to demonstrate that the expression of the nuclear-encoded mt-tRNA modification enzymes TRMU, GTPBP3 and MTO1 varies in response to specific pathological mtDNA mutations, thus altering the modification status of mt-tRNAs...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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