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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045431/functional-improvement-of-dystrophic-muscle-by-repression-of-utrophin-let-7c-interaction
#1
Manoj K Mishra, Emanuele Loro, Kasturi Sengupta, Steve D Wilton, Tejvir S Khurana
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a fatal genetic disease caused by an absence of the 427kD muscle-specific dystrophin isoform. Utrophin is the autosomal homolog of dystrophin and when overexpressed, can compensate for the absence of dystrophin and rescue the dystrophic phenotype of the mdx mouse model of DMD. Utrophin is subject to miRNA mediated repression by several miRNAs including let-7c. Inhibition of utrophin: let-7c interaction is predicted to 'repress the repression' and increase utrophin expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892064/a-mouse-model-for-embryonal-tumors-with-multilayered-rosettes-uncovers-the-therapeutic-potential-of-sonic-hedgehog-inhibitors
#2
Julia E Neumann, Annika K Wefers, Sander Lambo, Edoardo Bianchi, Marie Bockstaller, Mario M Dorostkar, Valerie Meister, Pia Schindler, Andrey Korshunov, Katja von Hoff, Johannes Nowak, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Marlon R Schneider, Ingrid Renner-Müller, Daniel J Merk, Mehdi Shakarami, Tanvi Sharma, Lukas Chavez, Rainer Glass, Jennifer A Chan, M Mark Taketo, Philipp Neumann, Marcel Kool, Ulrich Schüller
Embryonal tumors with multilayered rosettes (ETMRs) have recently been described as a new entity of rare pediatric brain tumors with a fatal outcome. We show here that ETMRs are characterized by a parallel activation of Shh and Wnt signaling. Co-activation of these pathways in mouse neural precursors is sufficient to induce ETMR-like tumors in vivo that resemble their human counterparts on the basis of histology and global gene-expression analyses, and that point to apical radial glia cells as the possible tumor cell of origin...
October 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815332/pilot-study-of-whole-blood-micrornas-as-potential-tools-for-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas-detection
#3
Catherine Gozé, Christelle Reynes, Lionel Forestier, Robert Sabatier, Hugues Duffau
Earlier diagnosis and longitudinal monitoring of diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) increase overall survival by maximizing surgery efficacy and optimizing time for an adjuvant treatment when resection is incomplete. Presently, only imaging permits the non-invasive detection and monitoring of DLGG, but it lacks sensitivity. Measure of circulating microRNAs levels could represent a non-invasive alternative. We hypothesized that slow-growing DLGG induce overtime a systemic reaction impacting blood cells microRNA profiles, while the intact blood-brain barrier restricts the passage of tumor microRNAs into bloodstream...
August 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711463/modulation-of-atlantic-salmon-mirnome-response-to-sea-louse-infestation
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REVIEW
Valentina Valenzuela-Muñoz, Beatriz Novoa, Antonio Figueras, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate
MicroRNAs are non-coding RNA that plays a crucial role in post-transcriptional regulation and immune system regulation. On other hand, sea lice are prevalent parasites that affect salmon farming, generating different degrees of immune suppression depending on the salmon and sea louse species. Caligus rogercresseyi for example, which affects the salmon industry in Chile, decreases Th1 response, macrophage activation, TLR-mediated response and iron regulation in infected fish. In this study, we explore Atlantic salmon miRNome during infestation by C...
July 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671046/let7b-modulates-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-in-liver-cancer-cells-via-downregulated-frizzled4
#5
Hui Cai, Yifeng Chen, Xiaojun Yang, Shixun Ma, Qi Wang, Yupeng Zhang, Xiangdong Niu, Guogan Ding, Yuan Yuan
Let7 microRNA implicated in many cellular processes and participated in the progress of various tumors. Similarly, Wnt signaling pathway plays an important role in morphogenesis, differentiation, cell survival, and proliferation. However, there is little research focusing on the relevance between Let7b and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, especially in liver cancer cell. To study this, human liver cancer cells HUH7 and MHCC97H were cultured, enhanced, or inhibited the expression of Let7b in two cell lines...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482074/carbon-ion-irradiation-abrogates-lin28b-induced-x-ray-resistance-in-melanoma-cells
#6
Seong-Joon Park, Kyu Heo, Chulwon Choi, Kwangmo Yang, Akiko Adachi, Hiroko Okada, Yukari Yoshida, Tatsuya Ohno, Takashi Nakano, Akihisa Takahashi
The Lin28/let-7 axis plays an important role in tumor initiation and developmental processes. Lin28B is upregulated in a variety of cancers, and its overexpression enhances cancer cell proliferation and radioresistance through the suppression of let-7 micro RNA expression. In this study, we investigated the role of the Lin28/let7 axis as a target for radiosensitization of melanoma cancer cells. The overexpression of Lin28B reduced mature let-7 microRNA expression in melanoma cell lines, and enhanced the sphere-forming ability of melanoma cell lines, which is a characteristic of cancer stem cell (CSC) populations...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456897/erratum-to-entangling-relation-of-micro-rna-let7-mirna-200-and-mirna-125-with-various-cancers
#7
Nosheen Masood, Zarrin Basharat, Tabeer Khan, Azra Yasmin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 29, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076679/molecular-dynamics-simulations-for-deciphering-the-structural-basis-of-recognition-of-pre-let-7-mirnas-by-lin28
#8
Chhaya Sharma, Debasisa Mohanty
LIN28 protein inhibits biogenesis of miRNAs belonging to the let-7 family by binding to precursor forms of miRNAs. Overexpression 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-let-7 in complex with LIN28 and also in isolation to identify structural features and key specificity-determining residues (SDRs) that are important for the inhibitory role of LIN28...
February 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070818/entangling-relation-of-micro-rna-let7-mirna-200-and-mirna-125-with-various-cancers
#9
REVIEW
Nosheen Masood, Azra Yasmin
Involvement of micro RNAs (miRNA) is currently the focus for cancer studies as they effect the post transcriptional expression of different genes. Let-7 family is among the firstly discovered miRNAs that play important role in cell proliferation and dysregulation leading to cell based diseases including cancer. Another family, miRNA-200 prevents transformation of cell to malignant form and tumor formation by interacting with epidermal mesenchymal transition (EMT). Similarly miRNA-125 controls apoptosis and proliferation by affecting multiple genes involved in transcription, immunological defense, resistance against viral and bacterial infections that ultimately leads to cell proliferation, metastasis and finally cancer...
October 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919821/specific-micrornas-comparisons-in-hypoxia-and-morphine-preconditioning-against-hypoxia-reoxgenation-injury-with-and-without-heart-failure
#10
Hai-Juan Zhu, Zheng-Yi Han, Shu-Fang He, Shi-Yun Jin, Shi-Jin Xu, Xiang-Dong Fang, Ye Zhang
AIMS: Ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury is an inevitable event arising during the cardiovascular diseases development and the process of potent surgical treatments. microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical regulators of multiple cell processes including I/R injury. The present study aims to quantify miRNA alterations and regulated genes upon hypoxia-reoxygenation (H/R) injury in a rat heart failure model comparing with normal cardiomyocytes. MAIN METHODS: Chronic heart failure was established by injecting doxorubicin (2mg/kg/week) for 6weeks, then H/R was performed on primary cultured cardiomyocytes isolated from normal and failed heart...
February 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870736/lidocaine-administration-controls-micrornas-alterations-observed-after-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#11
Lisa Rancan, Carlos Simón, Emmeline Marchal-Duval, Javier Casanova, Sergio Damian Paredes, Alberto Calvo, Cruz García, David Rincón, Agustín Turrero, Ignacio Garutti, Elena Vara
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is associated with morbidity and mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as regulators of IRI, and they are involved in the pathogenesis of organ rejection. Lidocaine has proven anti-inflammatory activity in several tissues but its modulation of miRNAs has not been investigated. This work aims to investigate the involvement of miRNAs in lung IRI in a lung auto-transplantation model and to investigate the effect of lidocaine. METHODS: Three groups (sham, control, and Lidocaine), each comprising 6 pigs, underwent a lung autotransplantation...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691978/the-role-of-microrna-in-ischemic-and-hemorrhagic-stroke
#12
Jolana Lipkova, Kamil Duris
BACKGROUND: Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Understanding of gene expression dynamics could bring new approaches in diagnostics and therapy of stroke. Small noncoding molecules termed "microRNA" represent the most flexible network of gene expression regulators. METHODS: The aim of this review was to briefly describe the structure and function of microRNA and summarize the current knowledge about the involvement of microRNAs in the pathophysiology of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke based on both experimental and clinical studies...
September 19, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684298/upregulation-of-mir-9-and-let-7a-by-nanoencapsulated-chrysin-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#13
Farideh Mohammadian, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Faraz Zarghami, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Nosratollah Zarghami
Chrysin, as a flavone, has showed cancer chemopreventive activity. The present study utilized the PLGA-PEG-chrysin to evaluate the expression of miR-9 and Let-7a in human gastric cells. The structure of nanoparticles and encapsulated chrysin was evaluated using (1)H NMR, FT-IR, and SEM. MTT assay was used for the evaluation of cytotoxicity effect of nanoencapsulated chrysin. Expression levels of miR-9 and Let7-a were studied by real-time PCR. The results demonstrated that chrysin-PLGA-PEG nanoparticles are more effective than pure chrysin in upregulation of miR-9 and Let-7a due to enhanced uptake by cells...
September 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681429/wnt-regulates-proliferation-and-neurogenic-potential-of-m%C3%A3-ller-glial-cells-via-a-lin28-let-7-mirna-dependent-pathway-in-adult-mammalian-retinas
#14
Kai Yao, Suo Qiu, Lin Tian, William D Snider, John G Flannery, David V Schaffer, Bo Chen
In cold-blooded vertebrates such as zebrafish, Müller glial cells (MGs) readily proliferate to replenish lost retinal neurons. In mammals, however, MGs lack regenerative capability as they do not spontaneously re-enter the cell cycle unless the retina is injured. Here, we show that gene transfer of β-catenin in adult mouse retinas activates Wnt signaling and MG proliferation without retinal injury. Upstream of Wnt, deletion of GSK3β stabilizes β-catenin and activates MG proliferation. Downstream of Wnt, β-catenin binds to the Lin28 promoter and activates transcription...
September 27, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27199452/high-throughput-sequencing-reveals-differential-expression-of-mirnas-in-prehierarchal-follicles-of-laying-and-brooding-geese
#15
Jing Yu, Ke He, Ting Ren, Yaping Lou, Ayong Zhao
Broodiness is the primary factor influencing egg production in geese, in which several genes and miRNAs participate. Detailed spatiotemporal profiles of miRNAs encompassing follicle development levels, however, are lacking. In this study, we collected preovulatory follicles (classified as small white follicles, large white follicles, and small yellow follicles) from brooding and laying geese and aimed to analyze microRNA (miRNA or miR) during folliculogenesis. High-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics analysis were used to identify the miRNAs involved in follicle development...
July 1, 2016: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27197175/activation-of-the-lin28-let-7-axis-by-loss-of-ese3-ehf-promotes-a-tumorigenic-and-stem-like-phenotype-in-prostate-cancer
#16
Domenico Albino, Gianluca Civenni, Cecilia Dallavalle, Martina Roos, Hartmut Jahns, Laura Curti, Simona Rossi, Sandra Pinton, Gioacchino D'Ambrosio, Fausto Sessa, Jonathan Hall, Carlo V Catapano, Giuseppina M Carbone
Although cancer stem-like cells (CSC) are thought to be the most tumorigenic, metastatic, and therapy-resistant cell subpopulation within human tumors, current therapies target bulk tumor cells while tending to spare CSC. In seeking to understand mechanisms needed to acquire and maintain a CSC phenotype in prostate cancer, we investigated connections between the ETS transcription factor ESE3/EHF, the Lin28/let-7 microRNA axis, and the CSC subpopulation in this malignancy. In normal cells, we found that ESE3/EHF bound and repressed promoters for the Lin28A and Lin28B genes while activating transcription and maturation of the let-7 microRNAs...
June 15, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26960757/micrornas-let7-expression-in-thyroid-cancer-correlation-with-their-deputed-targets-hmga2-and-slc5a5
#17
Alexander I Damanakis, Sabine Eckhardt, Annette Wunderlich, Silvia Roth, Thaddeus T Wissniowski, Detlef K Bartsch, Pietro Di Fazio
PURPOSE: Thyroid cancer (TC), the most common endocrine malignancy, increases its incidence worldwide. MicroRNAs have been shown to be abnormally expressed in tumors and could represent valid diagnostic markers for patients affected by TC. Our aim was to analyze the expression of tumorsuppressor hsa-let7b-5p and hsa-let7f-5p, together with their predicted targets SLC5A5 (NIS) and HMGA2, in papillary (PTC), follicular (FTC) and anaplastic (ATC). METHODS: 8 FTC, 14 PTC, 12 ATC and three normal thyroid tissue samples were analyzed for the expression of pre-let7b, hsa-let7b-5p and hsa-let7f-5p as SLC5A5 and HMGA2 by RT-qPCR...
June 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26836371/escape-mutations-ganciclovir-resistance-and-teratoma-formation-in-human-ipscs-expressing-an-hsvtk-suicide-gene
#18
Andriana G Kotini, Elisa de Stanchina, Maria Themeli, Michel Sadelain, Eirini P Papapetrou
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) hold great promise for cell therapy. However, a major concern is the risk of tumor formation by residual undifferentiated cells contaminating the hPSC-derived cell product. Suicide genes could safeguard against such adverse events by enabling elimination of cells gone astray, but the efficacy of this approach has not yet been thoroughly tested. Here, we engineered a lentivirally encoded herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSVtk) with expression restricted to undifferentiated hPSCs through regulation by the let7 family of miRNAs...
February 2, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26655604/a-cardiac-myocyte-restricted-lin28-let-7-regulatory-axis-promotes-hypoxia-mediated-apoptosis-by-inducing-the-akt-signaling-suppressor-pik3ip1
#19
Shaurya Joshi, Jianqin Wei, Nanette H Bishopric
RATIONALE: The let-7 family of microRNAs (miRs) regulates critical cell functions, including survival signaling, differentiation, metabolic control and glucose utilization. These functions may be important during myocardial ischemia. MiR-let-7 expression is under tight temporal and spatial control through multiple redundant mechanisms that may be stage-, isoform- and tissue-specific. OBJECTIVE: To determine the mechanisms and functional consequences of miR-let-7 regulation by hypoxia in the heart...
February 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26535032/micrornas-in-endometrial-cancer-recent-advances-and-potential-clinical-applications
#20
REVIEW
Megumi Yanokura, Kouji Banno, Miho Iida, Haruko Irie, Kiyoko Umene, Kenta Masuda, Yusuke Kobayashi, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
Endometrial cancer is a common malignant gynecological tumor, but there are few biomarkers that are useful for early and accurate diagnosis and few treatments other than surgery. However, use of microRNAs (miRNAs) that induces gene downregulation in cells may permit effective and minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment. In endometrial cancer cells, expression levels of miRNAs including miR-185, miR-210 and miR-423 are upregulated and those of miR-let7e, miR-30c and miR-221 are downregulated compared to normal tissues, and these miRNAs are involved in carcinogenesis, invasion and metastasis...
2015: EXCLI journal
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