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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423565/identification-and-characterization-of-l1-specific-endo-sirnas-essential-for-early-embryonic-development-in-pig
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Heng Zhang, Jilong Liu, Yurong Tai, Xiaolei Zhang, Jiaming Zhang, Shichao Liu, Jiawei Lv, Zhonghua Liu, Qingran Kong
Small noncoding RNAs (sncRNAs) play important roles in RNA interference (RNAi). In addition to microRNA (miRNA) and Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA), one key member of sncRNAs group is endogenous small interfering RNA (endo-siRNA). Some studies do show the role of endo-siRNAs in Dicer and/or Ago mutants, however, the biological functions of specific endo-siRNAs remains mostly unanswered. In the study, we have performed a comparative analysis of endo-siRNAs present in porcine sperms, oocytes and zygotes, identified by deep sequencing and bioinformatics analysis...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419088/the-snrk2-kinases-modulate-mirna-accumulation-in-arabidopsis
#2
Jun Yan, Pengcheng Wang, Bangshing Wang, Chuan-Chih Hsu, Kai Tang, Hairong Zhang, Yueh-Ju Hou, Yang Zhao, Qiming Wang, Chunzhao Zhao, Xiaohong Zhu, W Andy Tao, Jianming Li, Jian-Kang Zhu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression and play critical roles in growth and development as well as stress responses in eukaryotes. miRNA biogenesis in plants requires a processing complex that consists of the core components DICER-LIKE 1 (DCL1), SERRATE (SE) and HYPONASTIC LEAVES (HYL1). Here we show that inactivation of functionally redundant members of the SnRK2 kinases, which are the core components of abscisic acid (ABA) and osmotic stress signaling pathways, leads to reduction in miRNA accumulation under stress conditions...
April 18, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416567/the-c-terminal-dsrna-binding-domain-of-drosophila-dicer-2-is-crucial-for-efficient-and-high-fidelity-production-of-sirna-and-loading-of-sirna-to-argonaute2
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Suresh K Kandasamy, Li Zhu, Ryuya Fukunaga
Drosophila Dicer-2 efficiently and precisely produces 21-nt siRNAs from long double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) substrates and loads these siRNAs onto the effector protein Argonaute2 for RNA silencing. The functional roles of each domain of the multi-domain Dicer-2 enzyme in the production and loading of siRNAs are not fully understood. Here we characterized Dicer-2 mutants lacking either the N-terminal helicase domain or C-terminal dsRNA-binding domain (CdsRBD) (ΔHelicase and ΔCdsRBD, respectively) in vivo and in vitro...
April 17, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404517/dysregulation-of-microrna-biogenesis-in-the-small-intestine-after-ethanol-and-burn-injury
#4
Niya L Morris, Adam M Hammer, Abigail R Cannon, Robin C Gagnon, Xiaoling Li, Mashkoor A Choudhry
Ethanol exposure at the time of burn injury is a major contributor to post-burn pathogenesis. Many of the adverse effects associated with ethanol and burn injury are linked to an impaired intestinal barrier. The combined insult causes intestinal inflammation, resulting in tissue damage, altered tight junction expression, and increased intestinal permeability. MicroRNAs play a critical role in maintaining intestinal homeostasis including intestinal inflammation and barrier function. Specifically, miR-150 regulates inflammatory mediators which can contribute to gut barrier disruption...
April 9, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402505/dicer-and-zrf1-contribute-to-chromatin-decondensation-during-nucleotide-excision-repair
#5
Shalaka Chitale, Holger Richly
Repair of damaged DNA relies on the recruitment of DNA repair factors in a well orchestrated manner. As a prerequisite, the chromatin needs to be decondensed by chromatin remodelers to allow for binding of repair factors and for DNA repair to occur. Recent studies have implicated members of the SWI/SNF and INO80 families as well as PARP1 in nucleotide excision repair (NER). In this study, we report that the endonuclease DICER is implicated in chromatin decondensation during NER. In response to UV irradiation, DICER is recruited to chromatin in a ZRF1-mediated manner...
April 10, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400515/saga-complex-mediates-the-transcriptional-up-regulation-of-antiviral-rna-silencing
#6
Ida Bagus Andika, Atif Jamal, Hideki Kondo, Nobuhiro Suzuki
Pathogen recognition and transcriptional activation of defense-related genes are crucial steps in cellular defense responses. RNA silencing (RNAi) functions as an antiviral defense in eukaryotic organisms. Several RNAi-related genes are known to be transcriptionally up-regulated upon virus infection in some host organisms, but little is known about their induction mechanism. A phytopathogenic ascomycete, Cryphonectria parasitica (chestnut blight fungus), provides a particularly advantageous system to study RNAi activation, because its infection by certain RNA viruses induces the transcription of dicer-like 2 (dcl2) and argonaute-like 2 (agl2), two major RNAi players...
April 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399983/microrna-18a-promotes-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-inhibiting-dicer-l-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vitro-%C3%A2
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Zhang Xiufen, Yu Bo, Zhang Fuzheng, Guo Zijian, Li Lihua
Objective To investigate the effects of microRNA-18a (miR-18a) on migration and invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells, and its possible mechanism associated with Dicer l.Methods HepG2 and HepG2.2.15 cells were transfected with miR-18a inhibitor using Lipofectamine. Cell invasion was evaluated by transwell invasion assay, and cell migration was detected by transwell migration and wound-healing assays. Moreover, luciferase reporter assay was used to identify whether Dicer expression was regulated by miR-18a...
April 10, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388330/yellow-fever-virus-modulates-the-expression-of-key-proteins-related-to-the-microrna-pathway-in-the-human-hepatocarcinoma-cell-line-hepg2
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Gustavo Moraes Holanda, Samir Mansour Moraes Casseb, Karla Fabiane Lopes Mello, Pedro Fernando Costa Vasconcelos, Ana Cecília Ribeiro Cruz
Yellow fever is a zoonotic disease caused by the yellow fever virus (YFV) and transmitted by mosquitoes of the family Culicidae. It is well known that cellular and viral microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in modulation of viral and cellular gene expression, as well as immune response, and are considered by the scientific community as possible targets for an effective therapy against viral infections. This regulation may be involved in different levels of infection and clinical symptomatology. We used viral titration techniques, viral kinetics from 24 to 96 hours postinfection (hpi), and analyzed the expression of key proteins related to the miRNA pathway by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
April 7, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388279/investigation-of-aid-dicer-and-drosha-expressions-in-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#9
Metin Yusuf Gelmez, Ender Coskunpinar, Basak Saracoglu, Gunnur Deniz, Melih Aktan
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most common leukemia in Western countries. Cytogenetic lesions such as del13q14, del11q22.3, and del17p13 are identified in 50-60% of patients. Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) plays a central role in somatic hyper mutation (SHM) and class switch recombination (CSR) and functions on Ig genes, but also target non-Ig genes, and over-expression of AID can lead to point mutations or translocations in non-Ig genes such as IgH/Myc translocation. Dicer and Drosha, which have a role in activation process of miRNA, also act in a double-strand DNA break (DSB) repair mechanism...
April 7, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386598/defining-rna-small-molecule-affinity-landscapes-enables-design-of-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-of-an-oncogenic-noncoding-rna
#10
Sai Pradeep Velagapudi, Yiling Luo, Tuan Tran, Hafeez S Haniff, Yoshio Nakai, Mohammad Fallahi, Gustavo J Martinez, Jessica L Childs-Disney, Matthew D Disney
RNA drug targets are pervasive in cells, but methods to design small molecules that target them are sparse. Herein, we report a general approach to score the affinity and selectivity of RNA motif-small molecule interactions identified via selection. Named High Throughput Structure-Activity Relationships Through Sequencing (HiT-StARTS), HiT-StARTS is statistical in nature and compares input nucleic acid sequences to selected library members that bind a ligand via high throughput sequencing. The approach allowed facile definition of the fitness landscape of hundreds of thousands of RNA motif-small molecule binding partners...
March 22, 2017: ACS Central Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384108/profiling-of-circulating-serum-micrornas-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-using-stem-loop-qrt-pcr-assay
#11
Tatyana M Kichukova, Nikolay T Popov, Ivan S Ivanov, Tihomir I Vachev
BACKGROUND: Development of biomarkers for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has still remained a challenge to date. Recently, alterations of the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) in peripheral blood, serum and post-mortem brain tissue have been linked to ASD. miRNAs are known to be secreted by various cell types and can mediate transmission of information into recipient cells and to modulate their physiological functions. On this basis it is assumed that circulating miRNAs could be useful biomarkers for the diagnosis or prognosis of pathological conditions...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374846/infections-of-virulent-and-avirulent-viruses-differentially-influenced-the-expression-of-dicer-1-ago-1-and-micrornas-in-bombus-terrestris
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Jinzhi Niu, Ivan Meeus, Dieter Im De Coninck, Dieter Deforce, Kayvan Etebari, Sassan Asgari, Guy Smagghe
The microRNA (miRNA) pathway is well established to be involved in host-pathogen interactions. As key insect pollinators, bees are suffering from widely spreading viruses, especially honeybees and bumblebees. In order to better understand bee-virus interaction, we comparatively analyzed the involvement of the bumblebee miRNA pathway upon infection by two different viruses. In our setup, an avirulent infection is induced by slow bee paralysis virus (SBPV) and a virulent infection is induced by Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV)...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358001/sgk1-affects-ran-ranbp1-rangap1-via-sp1-to-play-a-critical-role-in-pre-mirna-nuclear-export-a-new-route-of-epigenomic-regulation
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Vincenzo Dattilo, Lucia D'Antona, Cristina Talarico, Mjriam Capula, Giada Catalogna, Rodolfo Iuliano, Silvia Schenone, Sante Roperto, Cataldo Bianco, Nicola Perrotti, Rosario Amato
The serum- and glucocorticoid-regulated kinase (SGK1) controls cell transformation and tumor progression. SGK1 affects mitotic stability by regulating the expression of RANBP1/RAN. Here, we demonstrate that SGK1 fluctuations indirectly modify the maturation of pre-miRNAs, by modulating the equilibrium of the RAN/RANBP1/RANGAP1 axis, the main regulator of nucleo-cytoplasmic transport. The levels of pre-miRNAs and mature miRNAs were assessed by qRT-PCR, in total extracts and after differential nuclear/cytoplasmic extraction...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352639/racial-differences-in-expression-levels-of-mirna-machinery-related-genes-dicer-drosha-dgcr8-and-ago2-in-asian-korean-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-and-comparative-validation-using-the-cancer-genome-atlas
#14
Jaegil Kim, Woo-Jae Park, Kwang-Joon Jeong, Sun Hee Kang, Sun Young Kwon, Shin Kim, Jong-Wook Park
Aberrant regulation of microRNA (miRNA) machinery components is associated with various human cancers, including papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), which is the most common type of thyroid cancer, and a higher prevalent female malignancy. The purpose of this study is to investigate racial differences in mRNA expression levels of four miRNA machinery components, Dicer, Drosha, DGCR8, and AGO2, and their correlations with clinicopathological characteristics. Forty PTC samples from female Asian Korean PTC patients were enrolled...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349357/characterization-of-sirnas-derived-from-cucumber-mosaic-virus-in-infected-tobacco-plants
#15
Yanhong Qiu, Yongjiang Zhang, Fan Hu, Shuifang Zhu
This study characterized the viral small interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs) from Nicotiana tabacum cv. Samsun infected with a cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) 2b-deficient mutant. Most vsiRNAs were 21 -22 nucleotides in length and the 5'-terminal ends were dominated by A and U, respectively. The observed vsiRNAs were heterogeneously distributed throughout the CMV genome; however, most of the vsiRNAs were derived from sense strands, as opposed to antisense strands. These results demonstrate the conserved and specific function of Dicer-like (DCL), Argonaute (AGO) and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RDR) proteins in tobacco...
March 27, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342199/overexpression-of-drosha-digeorge-syndrome-critical-region-gene-8-dgcr8-and-dicer-mrnas-in-the-pathogenesis-of-psoriasis
#16
Majid Rostami Mogaddam, Nastaran Safavi Ardabili, Yousef Shafaeei, Nasrollah Maleki, Naser Jafari, Alireza Jafari
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a complex autoimmune inflammatory disease that occurs in genetically susceptible individuals and presents with the development of inflammatory plaques on the skin. Recent studies have indicated that microRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether expression of Drosha, DGCR8, and Dicer mRNAs is involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. METHODS: Biopsies were obtained from involved psoriatic skin (PP), noninvolved psoriatic skin (PN), and healthy skin (NN)...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340815/expression-profile-of-microrna-biogenesis-components-in-renal-transplant-patients
#17
E Celen, M G Ertosun, H Kocak, A Dinckan, B Yoldas
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and the miRNA biogenesis components are potential biomarkers of some prevalent diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. In light of this information, we aimed to investigate the expression profiles of miRNA biogenesis components in renal transplant patients before and after transplantation and how these profiles are related to immunosuppressive treatment and clinical outcomes of these patients. METHODS: In this study, gene and protein expression profiles of Dicer, Drosha, Pasha (DGCR8), Exportin5 (XPO5), and Argonaute2 (AGO2) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of renal transplant patients were evaluated by means of real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction and Western blot methods before and 3 months after transplantation...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339467/a-non-canonical-rna-degradation-pathway-suppresses-rnai-dependent-epimutations-in-the-human-fungal-pathogen-mucor-circinelloides
#18
Silvia Calo, Francisco E Nicolás, Soo Chan Lee, Ana Vila, Maria Cervantes, Santiago Torres-Martinez, Rosa M Ruiz-Vazquez, Maria E Cardenas, Joseph Heitman
Mucorales are a group of basal fungi that includes the casual agents of the human emerging disease mucormycosis. Recent studies revealed that these pathogens activate an RNAi-based pathway to rapidly generate drug-resistant epimutant strains when exposed to stressful compounds such as the antifungal drug FK506. To elucidate the molecular mechanism of this epimutation pathway, we performed a genetic analysis in Mucor circinelloides that revealed an inhibitory role for the non-canonical RdRP-dependent Dicer-independent silencing pathway, which is an RNAi-based mechanism involved in mRNA degradation that was recently identified...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337978/microrna-filters-hox-temporal-transcription-noise-to-confer-boundary-formation-in-the-spinal-cord
#19
Chung-Jung Li, Tian Hong, Ying-Tsen Tung, Ya-Ping Yen, Ho-Chiang Hsu, Ya-Lin Lu, Mien Chang, Qing Nie, Jun-An Chen
The initial rostrocaudal patterning of the neural tube leads to differential expression of Hox genes that contribute to the specification of motor neuron (MN) subtype identity. Although several 3' Hox mRNAs are expressed in progenitors in a noisy manner, these Hox proteins are not expressed in the progenitors and only become detectable in postmitotic MNs. MicroRNA biogenesis impairment leads to precocious expression and propagates the noise of Hoxa5 at the protein level, resulting in an imprecise Hoxa5-Hoxc8 boundary...
March 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335016/trna-derived-small-rnas-target-transposable-element-transcripts
#20
German Martinez, Sarah G Choudury, R Keith Slotkin
tRNA-derived RNA fragments (tRFs) are 18-26 nucleotide small RNAs that are not random degradation products, but are rather specifically cleaved from mature tRNA transcripts. Abundant in stressed or viral-infected cells, the function and potential targets of tRFs are not known. We identified that in the unstressed wild-type male gamete containing pollen of flowering plants, and analogous reproductive structure in non-flowering plant species, tRFs accumulate to high levels. In the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana, tRFs are processed by Dicer-like 1 and incorporated into Argonaute1 (AGO1), akin to a microRNA...
February 21, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
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