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Xiaodan Meng, Volkmar Müller, Karin Milde-Langosch, Fabian Trillsch, Klaus Pantel, Heidi Schwarzenbach
In the present study, we investigated whether circulating cell-free microRNAs serve as potential biomarkers in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. Circulating miR-373, miR-200a, miR-200b and miR-200c were quantified in a cohort of 60 EOC patients, 20 patients with benign ovarian diseases and 32 healthy women using quantitative TaqMan MicroRNA assays. The serum concentrations of cell-free miR-373, miR-200a, miR-200b and miR-200c were significantly higher in EOC patients than in healthy women (p = 0.0001)...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Xiu Chen, Peng Lu, Dan-Dan Wang, Su-Jin Yang, Ying Wu, Hong-Yu Shen, Shan-Liang Zhong, Jian-Hua Zhao, Jin-Hai Tang
PURPOSE: Chemoresistance mediated by miRNAs in breast cancer have been already validated by previous studies in vitro, while little is known concerning the expression of them in vivo. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of miR-222, miR-29a, miR-34a, miR-130a, miR-90b, miR-200b, miR-452, miR-197, miR-138, miR-210, miR-423, miR-4298, miR-4644, miR-139, miR-1246, miR-1268a, miR-140, miR-149, miR-3178, miR-3613, miR-4258, miR-574, miR-671, miR-6780b, miR-7107, miR-744 and miR-7847 linked to drug resistance in breast cancer formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues and the association of prognosis with miRNAs, thus providing effective targets in chemotherapy, as well as potential biomarkers for guiding effective treatments of breast cancer...
October 13, 2016: Gene
Jin Lin, Yan Wang, Ye-Qing Zou, Xin Chen, Bo Huang, Jing Liu, Yan-Mei Xu, Jing Li, Jing Zhang, Wei-Ming Yang, Qing-Hua Min, Fan Sun, Shu-Qi Li, Qiu-Fang Gao, Xiao-Zhong Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been found to play important regulatory roles in various physiological and pathological processes. MiRNAs also exhibit high stability and are present at high concentrations in human bodily fluids. Consequently, miRNAs may represent attractive and novel diagnostic biomarkers for certain clinical conditions. Recently, the capacity for extracellular vesicles, including microvesicles and exosomes, to carry miRNAs that participate in cell-to-cell communication has been described. In the present study, the miRNA expression patterns for three kinds of pleural effusions that were obtained from patients with pneumonia (group A), pulmonary tuberculosis (group B), and lung cancer (group C) were detected with high-throughput sequencing...
October 14, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Kang Lin, Tao Xu, Bang-Shun He, Yu-Qin Pan, Hui-Ling Sun, Hong-Xin Peng, Xiu-Xiu Hu, Shu-Kui Wang
Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide. Accumulating evidence has indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) can be proposed as promising diagnostic and prognostic markers for various cancers. The current study analyzed the miRNA expression profiles of 418 lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) cases obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas dataset, with the aim to investigate the relationship of miRNAs with progression and prognosis of LUAD. A total of 185 miRNAs were found to be differentially expressed between LUAD tumor tissues and adjacent normal tissues...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
Jagmohan Singh, Ettickan Boopathi, Sankar Addya, Benjamin Phillips, Isidore Rigoutsos, Raymond B Penn, Satish Rattan
A comprehensive -omic, computational, and physiological approach was employed to examine the (previously unexplored) role of microRNAs (miRNAs) as regulators of IAS smooth muscle contractile phenotype and basal tone. MicroRNA profiling, genome wide expression, validation and network analyses were employed to assess changes in mRNA and miRNA expression in IAS smooth muscles from young vs. aging rats. Multiple miRNAs, including rno-miR-1, rno-miR-340-5p, rno-miR-185, rno-miR-199a-3p, rno-miR-200c, rno-miR-200b, rno-miR-31, rno-miR-133a and rno-miR-206 were found to be up-regulated in aging IAS...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Andrej Gorbatenko, Christina Wilkens Olesen, Nathalie Loebl, Haraldur Heidar Sigurdsson, Carolina Bianchi, Elena Pedraz-Cuesta, Jan Christiansen, Stine Falsig Pedersen
The Na(+)-HCO3 (-)-cotransporter NBCn1 (SLC4A7) is upregulated in breast cancer, important for tumor growth, and a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), rs4973768, in its 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) correlates with increased breast cancer risk. We previously demonstrated that NBCn1 expression and promoter activity are strongly increased in breast cancer cells expressing a constitutively active oncogenic HER2 receptor (p95HER2). Here, we address the roles of p95HER2 in regulating NBCn1 expression via posttranscriptional mechanisms...
September 8, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Jinkwon Kim, Gun Ho Choi, Ki Han Ko, Jung Oh Kim, Seung Hun Oh, Young Seok Park, Ok Joon Kim, Nam Keun Kim
The microRNA (miRNA) is a small non-coding RNA molecule that modulates gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. Platelets have a crucial role in both hemostasis and thrombosis, a condition that can occlude a cerebral artery and cause ischemic stroke. miR-130b, miR-200b, and miR-495 are potential genetic modulators involving platelet production and activation. We hypothesized that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in these miRNAs might potentially contribute to the susceptibility to ischemic stroke and post-stroke mortality...
2016: PloS One
Benjamin Goeppert, Christina Ernst, Constance Baer, Stephanie Roessler, Marcus Renner, Arianeb Mehrabi, Mohammadreza Hafezi, Anita Pathil, Arne Warth, Albrecht Stenzinger, Wilko Weichert, Marion Bähr, Rainer Will, Peter Schirmacher, Christoph Plass, Dieter Weichenhan
Cholangiocarcinoma (CC) is a rare malignancy of the extrahepatic or intrahepatic biliary tract with an outstanding poor prognosis. Non-surgical therapeutic regimens result in minimally improved survival of CC patients. Global genomic analyses identified a few recurrently mutated genes, some of them in genes involved in epigenetic patterning. In a previous study, we demonstrated global DNA methylation changes in CC, indicating major contribution of epigenetic alterations to cholangiocarcinogenesis. Here, we aimed at the identification and characterization of CC-related, differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in potential microRNA promoters and of genes targeted by identified microRNAs...
September 3, 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
Jing Shi, Hui Liu, Hui Wang, Xiangqing Kong
Degenerative aortic stenosis, characterized by narrowing of the exit of the left ventricle of the heart, has become the most common valvular heart disease in the elderly. The aim of this study was to investigate the microRNA (miRNA) signature in degenerative AS. Through microarray analysis, we identified the miRNA expression signature in the tissue samples from healthy individuals (n = 4) and patients with degenerative AS (n = 4). Six miRNAs (hsa-miR-193a-3p, hsa-miR-29b-1-5p, hsa-miR-505-5p, hsa-miR-194-5p, hsa-miR-99b-3p, and hsa-miR-200b-3p) were overexpressed and 14 (hsa-miR-3663-3p, hsa-miR-513a-5p, hsa-miR-146b-5p, hsa-miR-1972, hsa-miR-718, hsa-miR-3138, hsa-miR-21-5p, hsa-miR-630, hsa-miR-575, hsa-miR-301a-3p, hsa-miR-636, hsa-miR-34a-3p, hsa-miR-21-3p, and hsa-miR-516a-5p) were downregulated in aortic tissue from AS patients...
2016: BioMed Research International
Feng Zhi, Lian Xue, Naiyuan Shao, Danni Deng, Xuezhi Kang, Dongman Chao, Yuan Xu, Rong Wang, Yilin Yang, Ying Xia
BACKGROUND: Hypoxic/ischemic injury to the heart is a frequently encountered clinical problem with limited therapeutic options. Since microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in hypoxic/ischemic events, and δ-opioid receptor (DOR) activation is known to protect against hypoxic/ischemic injury, we speculated on the involvement of DOR activation in altering miRNA expression in the heart under hypoxic conditions. The present study aimed to test our hypothesis. METHODS: Male Sprague Dawley rats were exposed to hypoxia (9...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Sarah Seashols-Williams, Carolyn Lewis, Chelsea Calloway, Nerissa Peace, Ariana Harrison, Christina Hayes-Nash, Samantha Fleming, Qianni Wu, Zendra E Zehner
microRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that regulate cellular processes through modulation of proteins at the translational level. They tend to be highly stable as compared to other RNA species due to their small size and protection by protein and/or lipid matrices. Thus, it is likely that miRNAs, when fully evaluated, will make excellent candidates for body fluid identification. miRNA analysis of body fluids has been the subject of some recent interest in the forensic community. In this study, small RNAs were isolated from individual donations of eight forensically relevant biological fluids (blood, semen, vaginal fluid, menstrual blood, saliva, urine, feces, and perspiration) and subjected to next generation sequencing using the Illumina Hi-Seq platform...
August 25, 2016: Electrophoresis
Jianguo Wu, Hongyan Cui, Zhifeng Zhu, Li Wang
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a pivotal role in the development of cancer. Has-miR-200b-3p is generally recognized as one of the fundamental regulators of EMT. In this study, we found that the expression of miR-200b-3p was downregulated in glioma tissues and human glioma cells U87 and U251. Meanwhile, Up-regulating miR-200b-3p enhanced E-cadherin, reduced mesenchymal markers, and decreased cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro. In vivo, the xenograft mouse model also unveiled the suppressive effects of miR-200b-3p on tumor growth...
September 23, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Sepideh Zununi Vahed, Yadollah Omidi, Mohammadreza Ardalan, Nasser Samadi
OBJECTIVE: microRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous gene expression regulators that are involved in renal function and physiopathology, making them potential biomarkers in the realm of transplantation. Here, we aimed to evaluate urinary miRNA expression levels and assess their possible values in the prospective evaluation of renal allograft function. DESIGN AND METHODS: The expression levels of four miRNAs involved in renal fibrosis were quantified in urine cell pellets of 47 kidney recipients (with stable allograft function (SGF) and biopsy proven interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy; IFTA) and 15 healthy controls by real-time quantitative-PCR (RT-qPCR)...
August 10, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
Ming-Chao Yang, Fu-Li You, Zhe Wang, Xiang-Nan Liu, Yan-Feng Wang
The study investigated the roles and mechanisms of Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) on permeability of rat brain microvascular endothelial cells (RBMECs) exposed to high glucose. The results demonstrated that Sal B greatly up-regulated the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins and decreased the permeability of RBMECs compared with the control group. And the increase of reactive oxidative species (ROS) production, the upregulation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) protein induced by high glucose were antagonized by Sal B...
September 6, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
Hai-Feng Zhang, Abdulraheem Alshareef, Chengsheng Wu, Ji-Wei Jiao, Poul H Sorensen, Raymond Lai, Li-Yan Xu, En-Min Li
miR-200b is a pleiotropically acting microRNA in cancer progression, representing an attractive therapeutic target. We previously identified miR-200b as an invasiveness repressor in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), whereas further understanding is warranted to establish it as a therapeutic target. Here, we show that miR-200b mitigates ESCC cell growth by inducing G2-phase cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. The expression/activation of multiple key cell cycle regulators such as CDK1, CDK2, CDK4 and Cyclin B, and the Wnt/β-Catenin signaling are modulated by miR-200b...
September 2016: Carcinogenesis
Sul Ki Choi, Hoe Suk Kim, Tiefeng Jin, Eun Hye Hwang, Minji Jung, Woo Kyung Moon
BACKGROUND: The role of microRNA-200 (miR-200) family members in the migration and invasion of breast cancer is controversial. This study investigated the mechanisms by which the miR-200 family members modulated the migratory and invasive abilities of an aggressive triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell line, MDA-MB-231. METHODS: The miR-200 family (miR-200b/200a/429 and miR-141/200c clusters) and green fluorescence protein (GFP) were transduced into MDA-MB-231 cells using a lentiviral system...
2016: BMC Cancer
Giorgia Del Vecchio, Francesca De Vito, Sita J Saunders, Adele Risi, Cecilia Mannironi, Irene Bozzoni, Carlo Presutti
Post-transcriptional gene regulation is a fundamental step for coordinating cellular response in a variety of processes. RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) are the most important factors responsible for this regulation. Here we report that different components of the miR-200 family are involved in c-Jun mRNA regulation with the opposite effect. While miR-200b inhibits c-Jun protein production, miR-200a tends to increase the JUN amount through a stabilization of its mRNA. This action is dependent on the presence of the RBP HuR that binds the 3'UTR of c-Jun mRNA in a region including the mir-200a binding site...
October 2016: RNA
S Pospisilova, E Pazourkova, A Horinek, A Brisuda, I Svobodova, V Soukup, J Hrbacek, O Capoun, T Hanus, J Mares, M Korabecna, M Babjuk
Urinary bladder carcinoma contributes to 4% of newly diagnosed oncological diseases in the Czech Republic. Biomarkers for its early non-invasive detection are therefore highly desirable. Urine seems to be an ideal source of such biomarkers due to the content of cell-free nucleic acids, especially microRNAs (miRNAs).To find potential biomarkers among miRNAs in urine supernatant, we examined in total 109 individuals (36 controls and 73 bladder cancer patients) in three phases. In the first - discovery - phase, microarray cards with 381 miRNAs were used for miRNA analysis of 13 controls and 46 bladder cancer patients...
2016: Neoplasma
Xiao Yu, Qi-Long Wang, Yue-Fang Li, Xu-Dong Wang, Anlong Xu, Yingqiu Li
Monocyte/macrophage differentiation represents a major branch of hematopoiesis and is a central event in the immune response, but the molecular mechanisms underlying are not fully delineated. Here we show that p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) interacting protein (p38IP) is downregulated during monocyte/macrophage differentiation in vitro. Overexpression of p38IP halted monocyte/macrophage differentiation, whereas forward knockdown of p38IP by RNA interference induced G1/S arrest and promoted monocyte differentiation into macrophages and the maturation of macrophages as well...
2016: Cell Discovery
Mohammed A Suliman, Zhenxing Zhang, Heya Na, Ailton L L Ribeiro, Yu Zhang, Bachir Niang, Abdu Salim Hamid, Hua Zhang, Lijie Xu, Yunfei Zuo
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is among the most frequent causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Thus, there is a need for the development of new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of CRC. Accumulating evidence has revealed that niclosamide, an anthelminthic drug, exerts antitumor activity in several types of cancer, including colon cancer. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms responsible for the effects of this drug remain elusive. Previous studies have shown that the aberrant Notch signaling pathway contributes to the carcinogenesis of colon cancer...
September 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
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