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Yanting Yu, Feng Bai, Nan Qin, Wenjin Liu, Qi Sun, Yang Zhou, Junwei Yang
BACKGROUND: Renal fibrosis is a common outcome of nearly all kinds of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and eventually progresses to end-stage renal disease. The identification of an optimal biomarker of renal fibrosis to replace the invasive renal biopsy will have important clinical implications. METHODS: We isolated urinary exosomes from 50 participants and examined the exosomal protein content and particle number in 38 CKD patients with different degrees of renal fibrosis and in 12 normal individuals...
March 14, 2018: Nephron
R Mezencev, R M Wartell
Cisplatin is an important anticancer drug with a complex mode of action, a variety of possible targets, and numerous resistance mechanisms. While genomic DNA has traditionally been considered to be its most critical anticancer target, several lines of evidence suggest that various RNAs and other biomolecules may play a role in its anticancer mode of action. In this report we demonstrate that cisplatin modifies pre-miR-200b, impairs its processing to mature miRNA, and decreases miR-200b expression in ovarian cancer cells...
2018: Neoplasma
Ashley Di Meo, Rola Saleeb, Samantha J Wala, Heba W Khella, Qiang Ding, Haiyan Zhai, Kalra Krishan, Adriana Krizova, Manal Gabril, Andrew Evans, Fadi Brimo, Maria D Pasic, Antonio Finelli, Eleftherios P Diamandis, George M Yousef
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) constitutes an array of morphologically and genetically distinct tumors the most prevalent of which are clear cell, papillary, and chromophobe RCC. Accurate distinction between the typically benign-behaving renal oncocytoma and RCC subtypes is a frequent challenge for pathologists. This is critical for clinical decision making. Subtypes also have different survival outcomes and responses to therapy. We extracted RNA from ninety formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues (27 clear cell, 29 papillary, 19 chromophobe, 4 unclassified RCC and 11 oncocytomas)...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Marianna Alunni-Fabbroni, Leonie Majunke, Elisabeth K Trapp, Marie Tzschaschel, Sven Mahner, Peter A Fasching, Tanja Fehm, Andreas Schneeweiss, Thomas Beck, Ralf Lorenz, Thomas W P Friedl, Wolfgang Janni, Brigitte Rack
BACKGROUND: microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered promising cancer biomarkers, showing high reliability, sensitivity and stability. Our study aimed to identify associations between whole blood miRNA profiles, presence of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and clinical outcome in post-operative early breast cancer patients (EBC) to assess the utility of miRNAs as prognostic markers in this setting. METHOD: A total of 48 post-operative patients, recruited in frame of the SUCCESS A trial, were included in this retrospective study and tested with a panel of 8 miRNAs (miR-10b, -19a, - 21, - 22, -20a, - 127, - 155, -200b)...
February 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
Nibedita Patel, Koteswara Rao Garikapati, Venkata Krishna Kanth Makani, Ayikkara Drishya Nair, Namratha Vangara, Utpal Bhadra, Manika Pal Bhadra
Polycomb group (PcG) proteinB lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1 homolog (BMI1) is a transcriptional repressor that plays an important role in human carcinogenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small non-coding RNAsthat implicate a negative regulation on gene expression. Deregulation of the expression of miRNAs has been implicated in tumorigenesis. Here, we have shown that knock-down ofBMI1increases theexpression of tumor-suppressivemiRNAs. Elevated levels of expression of miR-200a, miR-200b, miR-15a, miR-429, miR-203were observed upon knock-down of BMI1...
2018: PloS One
Ganesan Arunkumar, Arunagiri Kuha Deva Magendhra Rao, Mayakannan Manikandan, Harikrishnan Prasanna Srinivasa Rao, Shanmugam Subbiah, Ramachandran Ilangovan, Avaniyapuram Kannan Murugan, Arasambattu Kannan Munirajan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are reported to function as a major component in the cellular signaling circuit, which regulates epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Dysregulation of the microRNA-200 (miR-200) family and EMT-associated genes enables tumor metastasis and resistance to therapy. The present study profiled miR-200 family members miR-200a, miR-200b, miR-200c, miR-141 and miR-429, and also several EMT-regulatory genes including zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox (ZEB)1, ZEB2, epithelial cadherin and vimentin in 40 oral primary tumors in order to understand their role(s) in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
Yan Sun, Dan Yang, Lei Xi, Yanlin Chen, Lixin Fu, Kexin Sun, Jiali Yin, Xiaotian Li, Shuiqing Liu, Yilu Qin, Manran Liu, Yixuan Hou
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) support tumorigenesis by stimulating cancer cell proliferation, and invasion, but how the premalignant stromal fibroblasts trigger epithelial changes remain unclear. We demonstrate that atypical ductal hyperplasia-associated fibroblasts (AHFs) are one kind of activated fibroblasts and stimulate cell growth and polarity change of epithelium-like tumor cell MCF-7 as CAFs-like fibroblasts. Microarray shows miR-200b and miR-200c are downregulated during AHFs and CAFs, and contribute to stromal fibroblast activity...
January 26, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Mercè Mateu-Jimenez, Víctor Curull, Alberto Rodríguez-Fuster, Rafael Aguiló, Albert Sánchez-Font, Lara Pijuan, Joaquim Gea, Esther Barreiro
Background: Chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and epigenetic events underlie lung cancer (LC) development. The study objective was that lung tumor expression levels of specific microRNAs and their downstream biomarkers may be differentially regulated in patients with and without COPD. Methods: In lung specimens (tumor and non-tumor), microRNAs known to be involved in lung tumorigenesis (miR-21, miR-200b, miR-126, miR-451, miR-210, miR-let7c, miR-30a-30p, miR-155 and miR-let7a, qRT-PCR), DNA methylation, and downstream biomarkers were determined (qRT-PCR and immunoblotting) in 40 patients with LC (prospective study, subdivided into LC-COPD and LC, N = 20/group)...
2018: Clinical Epigenetics
Keshuo Ding, Sheng Tan, Xing Huang, Xiaonan Wang, Xiaocan Li, Rong Fan, Yong Zhu, Peter E Lobie, Wenbin Wang, Zhengsheng Wu
Gastric cancer remains a malignancy with poor survival outcome. We herein report that GSE1, a proline rich protein, possesses a role in progression of human gastric cancer. The expression of GSE1 was observed to be much higher in human gastric cancer tissues compared with normal gastric tissues, and GSE1 expression correlated positively with lymph node metastasis, histological grade, depth of invasion and clinical stage in gastric cancer patients. Moreover, GSE1 expression was also associated with decreased post-operative relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) in the cohort...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Yingzhi Liang, Li Jiajianghui, Huanbo Xiao, Yan He, Ling Zhang, Yuxiang Yan
BACKGROUND: Many studies have investigated miRNAs in the detection of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Here, the dysregulated direction of stress-related miRNAs that used as biomarkers of T2DM was summarized and analyzed. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, ISI web of science and three Chinese databases were searched for case-control miRNA profiling studies about T2DM. A meta-analysis under a random effect was performed. Subgroup analysis was conducted based on different tissues and species, respectively...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Diabetes
Yi-Hsuan Wu, Ying-Hsuan Lee, Hung-Yu Shih, Shih-Hsiang Chen, Yi-Chuan Cheng, Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) is a housekeeping enzyme involved in the pentose phosphate shunt for producing nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH). Severe G6PD deficiency leads to embryonic lethality, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. In the current study, the effects of G6PD on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), especially during embryonic development, were investigated. The knockdown of G6PD induced morphological changes, accompanied by the suppression of epithelial markers, E-cadherin and β-catenin, in A549 and MDCK cells...
January 9, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Peter Yu, Ka Liu, Xuxia Gao, Harry Karmouty-Quintana, Jennifer M Bailey, Yanna Cao, Tien C Ko
OBJECTIVES: To investigate regulation of microRNA (miR)-200 family (a, b, c, 141, and 429) in chronic pancreatitis (CP). This was accomplished by examining miR-200 family levels in a mouse model in vivo and their regulation in pancreatic cells in vitro. METHODS: Chronic pancreatitis was induced by cerulein for 4 weeks (50 μg/kg, 5 hourly intraperitoneal injections/day, and 3 days/week). Control mice received normal saline. The pancreata were harvested for fibrosis assessment by Sirius red staining and for miRNA, collagen, and fibronectin levels by quantitative PCR...
January 5, 2018: Pancreas
Zhenbing Lv, Jinlai Wei, Wenxian You, Rong Wang, Jingkun Shang, Yongfu Xiong, Hua Yang, Xuanhua Yang, Zhongxue Fu
BACKGROUND: Metastasis is a major threat to colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. We have reported that peroxiredoxin-2 (PRDX2) is associated with CRC invasion and metastasis. However, the mechanisms regulating PRDX2 expression remain unclear. We investigate whether microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate PRDX2 expression in CRC progression. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) was used to measure microRNA-200b-3p (miR-200b-3p) expression. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was performed to detect c-Myc and PRDX2 protein levels in CRC tissue samples (n = 97)...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
Jin Zhang, Wenge Ma, Yan He, Farman U Dawar, Shuting Xiong, Jie Mei
Sexual size dimorphism is the consequence of differential expression of sex-biased genes related to feeding and growth. Leptin is known to regulate energy balance by regulating food intake. In order to investigate the molecular mechanism of sexual size dimorphism in yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco), the expression of leptin (lep) and its functional receptor (lepr) were detected during larval development. Both lep and lepr have lower expression in males than in females during 1-4 weeks post hatching...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
Rita de Cássia Oliveira, Renato Fidelis Ivanovic, Katia Ramos Moreira Leite, Nayara Izabel Viana, Ruan César Aparecido Pimenta, José Pontes Junior, Vanessa Ribeiro Guimarães, Denis Reis Morais, Daniel Kanda Abe, Adriano João Nesrallah, Miguel Srougi, William Nahas, Sabrina Thalita Reis
BACKGROUND: Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the third most common urological cancer in adults. Our aim is to evaluate genes and miRNAs expression profiles involved with angiogenesis and tumor characteristics in ccRCC. METHODS: The expression levels of miRNAs miR-99a, 99b, 100; 199a; 106a; 106b; 29a; 29b; 29c; 126; 200a, 200b and their respective target genes: mTOR, HIF1-α, VHL, PDGF, VEGF, VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 were analyzed using qRT-PCR in tumor tissue samples from 56 patients with ccRCC...
December 4, 2017: BMC Urology
Yongmei Cao, Yujing Liu, Feng Ping, Lyu Yi, Zhen Zeng, Yingchuan Li
Pulmonary fibrosis triggered during the early stage of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) contributes to poor prognosis in patients. However, whether microRNAs (miRNAs) can serve as therapeutic targets for early pulmonary fibrosis during ARDS is still largely unknown. In this study, we evaluated the effects and mechanisms of miR-200s and its targets ZEB1/2 in lung tissue. An early pulmonary fibrosis mouse model caused by ARDS was established via a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) three-hit regimen. Lentiviral packaged miR-200b/c cDNA or ZEB1/2 shRNA was intratracheally administered into the lungs of C57BL/6 mice 1 day before an LPS injection was administered...
March 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
Sylwia Bartoszewska, Wojciech Kamysz, Bogdan Jakiela, Marek Sanak, Jarosław Króliczewski, Zsuzsa Bebok, Rafal Bartoszewski, James F Collawn
Background: Hypoxic conditions induce the expression of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) that allow cells to adapt to the changing conditions and alter the expression of a number of genes including the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). CFTR is a low abundance mRNA in airway epithelial cells even during normoxic conditions, but during hypoxia its mRNA expression decreases even further. Methods: In the current studies, we examined the kinetics of hypoxia-induced changes in CFTR mRNA and protein levels in two human airway epithelial cell lines, Calu-3 and 16HBE14o-, and in normal primary bronchial epithelial cells...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
Dengfeng Li, Hong Wang, Hongming Song, Hui Xu, Bingkun Zhao, Chenyang Wu, Jiashu Hu, Tianqi Wu, Dan Xie, Junyong Zhao, Qiang Shen, Lin Fang
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has the worst prognosis of all subtypes of breast cancer (BC), with limited options for conventional therapy and no targeted therapies. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression. In this study, we aimed to determine whether two members of the miR-200 family, miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p, are involved in BC cell proliferation and motility and to elucidate their target genes and pathways. We performed a meta-analysis that reveals down-regulated expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in BC tissues and cell lines, consistent with a lower expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in MDA-MB-231 and HCC1937 cells than in MCF-7 and MCF-10 cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Xue-Tao Yan, Ying Zhao, Xiao-Li Cheng, Xiang-Hu He, Yu Wang, Wen-Zhong Zheng, Hu Chen, Yan-Lin Wang
Many studies have reported that microRNAs participate in neuropathic pain development. Previously, miR-200b and miR-429 are reported to be involved in various diseases. In our current study, we focused on their roles in neuropathic pain and we found that miR-200b and miR-429 were significantly decreased in chronic constriction injury (CCI) rat spinal cords and isolated microglials. miR-200b and miR-429 overexpression were able to relieve neuropathic pain through modulating PWT and PWL in CCI rats. Meanwhile, we observed that both miR-200b and miR-429 upregulation could repress neuroinflammation via inhibiting inflammatory cytokines such as IL-6, IL-1β and TNF-α in CCI rats...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Lourdes Sánchez-Cid, Mònica Pons, Juan José Lozano, Nuria Rubio, Marta Guerra-Rebollo, Aroa Soriano, Laia Paris-Coderch, Miquel F Segura, Raquel Fueyo, Judit Arguimbau, Erika Zodda, Raquel Bermudo, Immaculada Alonso, Xavier Caparrós, Marta Cascante, Arash Rafii, Yibin Kang, Marian Martínez-Balbás, Stephen J Weiss, Jerónimo Blanco, Montserrat Muñoz, Pedro L Fernández, Timothy M Thomson
MicroRNAs are critical regulators of gene networks in normal and abnormal biological processes. Focusing on invasive ductal breast cancer (IDC), we have found dysregulated expression in tumor samples of several microRNAs, including the miR-200 family, along progression from primary tumors to distant metastases, further reflected in higher blood levels of miR-200b and miR-7 in IDC patients with regional or distant metastases relative to patients with primary node-negative tumors. Forced expression of miR-200s in MCF10CA1h mammary cells induced an enhanced epithelial program, aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity, mammosphere growth and ability to form branched tubuloalveolar structures while promoting orthotopic tumor growth and lung colonization in vivo...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
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