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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334781/auf1-facilitates-microrna-mediated-gene-silencing
#1
Kyung-Won Min, Myung Hyun Jo, Soochul Shin, Sylvia Davila, Richard W Zealy, Soo Im Kang, Lawson T Lloyd, Sungchul Hohng, Je-Hyun Yoon
Eukaryotic mRNA decay is tightly modulated by RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) and microRNAs (miRNAs). RBP AU-binding factor 1 (AUF1) has four isoforms resulting from alternative splicing and is critical for miRNA-mediated gene silencing with a distinct preference of target miRNAs. Previously, we have shown that AUF1 facilitates miRNA loading to Argonaute 2 (AGO2), the catalytic component of the RNA-induced silencing complex. Here, we further demonstrate that depletion of AUF1 abolishes the global interaction of miRNAs and AGO2...
February 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326190/malat1-regulates-myogenic-differentiation-and-muscle-regeneration-through-modulating-myod-transcriptional-activity
#2
Xiaona Chen, Liangqiang He, Yu Zhao, Yuying Li, Suyang Zhang, Kun Sun, Karl So, Fengyuan Chen, Liang Zhou, Leina Lu, Lijun Wang, Xihua Zhu, Xichen Bao, Miguel A Esteban, Shinichi Nakagawa, Kannanganattu V Prasanth, Zhenguo Wu, Hao Sun, Huating Wang
Malat1 is one of the most abundant long non-coding RNAs in various cell types; its exact cellular function is still a matter of intense investigation. In this study we characterized the function of Malat1 in skeletal muscle cells and muscle regeneration. Utilizing both in vitro and in vivo assays, we demonstrate that Malat1 has a role in regulating gene expression during myogenic differentiation of myoblast cells. Specifically, we found that knockdown of Malat1 accelerates the myogenic differentiation in cultured cells...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319084/structural-and-mechanistic-insights-into-an-archaeal-dna-guided-argonaute-protein
#3
Sarah Willkomm, Christine A Oellig, Adrian Zander, Tobias Restle, Ronan Keegan, Dina Grohmann, Sabine Schneider
Argonaute (Ago) proteins in eukaryotes are known as key players in post-transcriptional gene silencing(1), while recent studies on prokaryotic Agos hint at their role in the protection against invading DNA(2,3). Here, we present crystal structures of the apo enzyme and a binary Ago-guide complex of the archaeal Methanocaldococcus jannaschii (Mj) Ago. Binding of a guide DNA leads to large structural rearrangements. This includes the structural transformation of a hinge region containing a switch helix, which has been shown for human Ago2 to be critical for the dynamic target search process(4-6)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300636/perinatal-protein-malnutrition-alters-expression-of-mirna-biogenesis-genes-xpo5-and-ago2-in-mice-brain
#4
Bruno G Berardino, Estefanía A Fesser, Eduardo T Cánepa
Due to its widespread incidence, maternal malnutrition remains one of the major non-genetic factors affecting the development of newborn's brain. While all nutrients have certain influence on brain maturation, proteins appear to be the most critical for the development of neurological functions. An increasing number of studies point out that the effects of early-life nutritional inadequacy has long lasting effects on the brain and lead to permanent deficits in learning and behavior. Epigenetic mechanisms provide a potential link between the nutrition status during critical periods and changes in gene expression that may lead to disease phenotypes...
March 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270624/abscisic-acid-induces-resistance-against-bamboo-mosaic-virus-through-argonaute-2-and-3
#5
Mazen Alazem, Meng-Hsun He, Peter Moffett, Na-Sheng Lin
Plant resistance to pathogens is tuned by defense-related hormones. Of which, ABA is well documented to moderate resistance against fungi and bacteria. However, ABA's contribution to resistance against viruses is pleiotropic. ABA affects callose deposition at plasmodesmata (therefore hindering the viral cell-to-cell movement), but here we show that when callose synthase is downregulated, ABA still induces resistance against Bamboo mosaic virus (BaMV) infection. By examining the potential connections between the ABA and RNA silencing pathway in Arabidopsis, we showed that ABA regulates the expression of almost the whole Argonaute (AGO) gene family, of which some are required for plant resistance against BaMV...
March 7, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228215/hnrnpk-regulated-ptov1-as1-modulates-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-via-mir-1207-5p
#6
Chang Hoon Shin, Seongho Ryu, Hyeon Ho Kim
Antisense transcripts were initially identified as transcriptional noise, but have since been reported to play an important role in the quality control of miRNA functions. In this report, we tested the hypothesis that hnRNPK regulates miRNA function via competitive endogenous RNAs, such as pseudogenes, long non-coding RNAs, and antisense transcripts. Based on analyses of RNA sequencing data, the knockdown of hnRNPK decreased antisense PTOV1-AS1 transcript, which harbors five binding sites for miR-1207-5p. We identified heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) mRNA as a novel target of miR-1207-5p by western blotting and Ago2 immunoprecipitation...
February 23, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223440/idn2-interacts-with-rpa-and-facilitates-dna-double-strand-break-repair-by-homologous-recombination-in-arabidopsis
#7
Mingming Liu, Zhaoqing Ba, Pedro Costa-Nunes, Wei Wei, Lanxia Li, Fansi Kong, Yan Li, Jijie Chai, Olga Pontes, Yijun Qi
Repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) is critical for the maintenance of genome integrity. We previously showed that DSB-induced small RNAs (diRNAs) facilitate homologous recombination (HR)-mediated DSB repair in Arabidopsis thaliana. Here we show that INVOLVED IN DE NOVO 2 (IDN2), a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) binding protein involved in small RNA-directed DNA methylation, is required for DSB repair in Arabidopsis. We find that IDN2 interacts with the heterotrimeric replication protein A (RPA) complex...
February 21, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163933/analysis-of-argonaute-complex-bound-mrnas-in-du145-prostate-carcinoma-cells-reveals-new-mirna-target-genes
#8
Jaroslaw Szczyrba, Volker Jung, Michaela Beitzinger, Elke Nolte, Sven Wach, Martin Hart, Sandra Sapich, Marc Wiesehöfer, Helge Taubert, Gunther Wennemuth, Norbert Eichner, Thomas Stempfl, Bernd Wullich, Gunter Meister, Friedrich A Grässer
Posttranscriptional gene regulation by microRNAs (miRNAs) contributes to the induction and maintenance of prostate carcinoma (PCa). To identify mRNAs enriched or removed from Ago2-containing RISC complexes, these complexes were immunoprecipitated from normal prostate fibroblasts (PNFs) and the PCa line DU145 and the bound mRNAs were quantified by microarray. The analysis of Ago complexes derived from PNFs or DU145 confirmed the enrichment or depletion of a variety of mRNAs already known from the literature to be deregulated...
2017: Prostate Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148824/biochemical-and-genetic-functional-dissection-of-the-p38-viral-suppressor-of-rna-silencing
#9
Taichiro Iki, Marie-Aude Tschopp, Olivier Voinnet
Phytoviruses encode viral suppressors of RNA-silencing (VSRs) to counteract the plant antiviral silencing response, which relies on virus-derived small interfering (si)RNAs processed by Dicer RNaseIII enzymes and subsequently loaded into ARGONAUTE (AGO) effector proteins. Here, a tobacco cell-free system was engineered to recapitulate the key steps of antiviral RNA-silencing and, in particular, the most upstream double-stranded (ds)RNA processing reaction, not kinetically investigated thus far in the context of plant VSR studies...
February 1, 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127848/mir-30c-protects-diabetic-nephropathy-by-suppressing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-db-db-mice
#10
Yanru Zhao, Zhongwei Yin, Huaping Li, Jiahui Fan, Shenglan Yang, Chen Chen, Dao Wen Wang
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a significant role in tubulointerstitial fibrosis, which is a hallmark of diabetic nephropathy. Thus, identifying the mechanisms of EMT activation could be meaningful. In this study, loss of miR-30c accompanied with increased EMT was observed in renal tubules of db/db mice and cultured HK2 cells exposed to high glucose. To further explore the roles of miR-30c in EMT and tubulointerstitial fibrosis, recombinant adeno-associated viral vector was applied to manipulate the expression of miR-30c...
April 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125794/development-of-novel-small-hairpin-rnas-that-do-not-require-processing-by-dicer-or-ago2
#11
Shin-Ichiro Ohno, Karen Itano, Yuichirou Harada, Koutaro Asada, Keiki Oikawa, Mikie Kashiwazako, Hikaru Okuyama, Katsuyoshi Kumagai, Masakatsu Takanashi, Katsuko Sudo, Norihiko Ikeda, Masahiko Kuroda
The innate cytokine response to nucleic acid is the most challenging problem confronting the practical use of nucleic acid medicine. The degree of stimulation of the innate cytokine response strongly depends on the length of the nucleic acid. In this study, we developed a 30-nucleotide single-strand RNA, termed "guide hairpin RNA (ghRNA, ghR)", that has a physiological function similar to that of miRNA and siRNA. The ghR caused no innate cytokine response either in vitro or in vivo. In addition, its structure does not contain a passenger strand seed sequence, reducing the unwanted gene repression relative to existing short RNA reagents...
July 2016: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119422/non-canonical-targets-destabilize-micrornas-in-human-argonautes
#12
June Hyun Park, Sang-Yoon Shin, Chanseok Shin
Although much is known about microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis and the mechanism by which miRNAs regulate their targets, little is known about the regulation of miRNA stability. Mature miRNAs are stabilized by binding to Argonaute (Ago) proteins, the core components of the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC). Recent studies suggest that interactions between miRNAs and their highly complementary target RNAs promote release of miRNAs from Ago proteins, and this in turn can lead to destabilization of miRNAs. However, the physiological triggers of miRNA destabilization with molecular mechanisms remain largely unknown...
January 24, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118842/microglial-derived-mirna-let-7-and-hmgb1-contribute-to-ethanol-induced-neurotoxicity-via-tlr7
#13
Leon G Coleman, Jian Zou, Fulton T Crews
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptor (TLR) signaling is emerging as an important component of neurodegeneration. TLR7 senses viral RNA and certain endogenous miRNAs to initiate innate immune responses leading to neurodegeneration. Alcoholism is associated with hippocampal degeneration, with preclinical studies linking ethanol-induced neurodegeneration with central innate immune induction and TLR activation. The endogenous miRNA let-7b binds TLR7 to cause neurodegeneration. METHODS: TLR7 and other immune markers were assessed in postmortem human hippocampal tissue that was obtained from the New South Wales Tissue Bank...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114302/an-argonaute-phosphorylation-cycle-promotes-microrna-mediated-silencing
#14
Ryan J Golden, Beibei Chen, Tuo Li, Juliane Braun, Hema Manjunath, Xiang Chen, Jiaxi Wu, Vanessa Schmid, Tsung-Cheng Chang, Florian Kopp, Andres Ramirez-Martinez, Vincent S Tagliabracci, Zhijian J Chen, Yang Xie, Joshua T Mendell
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) perform critical functions in normal physiology and disease by associating with Argonaute proteins and downregulating partially complementary messenger RNAs (mRNAs). Here we use clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) genome-wide loss-of-function screening coupled with a fluorescent reporter of miRNA activity in human cells to identify new regulators of the miRNA pathway. By using iterative rounds of screening, we reveal a novel mechanism whereby target engagement by Argonaute 2 (AGO2) triggers its hierarchical, multi-site phosphorylation by CSNK1A1 on a set of highly conserved residues (S824-S834), followed by rapid dephosphorylation by the ANKRD52-PPP6C phosphatase complex...
February 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108660/from-benchmarking-hits-clip-peak-detection-programs-to-a-new-method-for-identification-of-mirna-binding-sites-from-ago2-clip-data
#15
Silvia Bottini, Nedra Hamouda-Tekaya, Bogdan Tanasa, Laure-Emmanuelle Zaragosi, Valerie Grandjean, Emanuela Repetto, Michele Trabucchi
Experimental evidence indicates that about 60% of miRNA-binding activity does not follow the canonical rule about the seed matching between miRNA and target mRNAs, but rather a non-canonical miRNA targeting activity outside the seed or with a seed-like motifs. Here, we propose a new unbiased method to identify canonical and non-canonical miRNA-binding sites from peaks identified by Ago2 Cross-Linked ImmunoPrecipitation associated to high-throughput sequencing (CLIP-seq). Since the quality of peaks is of pivotal importance for the final output of the proposed method, we provide a comprehensive benchmarking of four peak detection programs, namely CIMS, PIPE-CLIP, Piranha and Pyicoclip, on four publicly available Ago2-HITS-CLIP datasets and one unpublished in-house Ago2-dataset in stem cells...
January 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088781/mir-30c-5p-ameliorates-hepatic-steatosis-in-leptin-receptor-deficient-db-db-mice-via-down-regulating-fasn
#16
Jiahui Fan, Huaping Li, Xiang Nie, Zhongwei Yin, Yanru Zhao, Chen Chen, Dao Wen Wang
Approximately 15-40% of the general adult population suffers from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) worldwide. However, no drug is currently licensed for its treatment. In this study, we observed a significant reduction of miR-30c-5p in the liver of leptin receptor-deficient (db/db) mice. Remarkably, recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV)-mediated delivery of miR-30c-5p was sufficient to attenuate triglyceride accumulation and hepatic steatosis in db/db mice. Through computational prediction, KEGG analysis and Ago2 co-immunoprecipitation, we identified that miR-30c-5p directly targeted fatty acid synthase, a key enzyme in fatty acid biosynthesis...
January 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087276/drosophila-argonaute2-turnover-is-regulated-by-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-pathway
#17
Madoka Chinen, Elissa P Lei
Argonaute (AGO) proteins play a central role in the RNA interference (RNAi) pathway, which is a cytoplasmic mechanism important for post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. In Drosophila, AGO2 also functions in the nucleus to regulate chromatin insulator activity and transcription. Although there are a number of studies focused on AGO2 function, the regulation of AGO2 turnover is not well understood. We found that mutation of T1149 or R1158 in the conserved PIWI domain causes AGO2 protein instability, but only T1149 affects RNAi activity...
February 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075055/argonaute-2-immunoprecipitation-revealed-large-tumor-suppressor-kinase-1-as-a-novel-proapoptotic-target-of-mir-21-in-t-cells
#18
Nato Teteloshvili, Katarzyna Smigielska-Czepiel, Ye Yuan, Annika Seitz, Debora de Jong, Bea Rutgers, Pytrick Jellema, Roelof Jan van der Lei, Izabella Slezak-Prochazka, Elisabeth Brouwer, Annemieke M H Boots, Bart-Jan Kroesen, Anke van den Berg, Joost Kluiver
MicroRNA (miR)-21 is an important suppressor of T-cell apoptosis that is also overexpressed in many types of cancers. The exact mechanisms underlying the antiapoptotic effects of miR-21 are not well understood. In this study, we used the Jurkat T-cell line as a model to identify apoptosis-associated miR-21 target genes. We showed that expression of miR-21 rapidly increases upon αCD3/αCD28 activation of Jurkat cells. Inhibition of miR-21 reduced cell growth which could be explained by an increase in apoptosis...
January 11, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053119/short-intron-derived-ncrnas
#19
Florent Hubé, Damien Ulveling, Alain Sureau, Sabrina Forveille, Claire Francastel
Introns represent almost half of the human genome, although they are eliminated from transcripts through RNA splicing. Yet, different classes of non-canonical miRNAs have been proposed to originate directly from intron splicing. Here, we considered the alternative splicing of introns as an interesting source of miRNAs, compatible with a developmental switch. We report computational prediction of new Short Intron-Derived ncRNAs (SID), defined as precursors of smaller ncRNAs like miRNAs and snoRNAs produced directly by splicing, and tested their dependence on each key factor in canonical or alternative miRNAs biogenesis (Drosha, DGCR8, DBR1, snRNP70, U2AF65, PRP8, Dicer, Ago2)...
January 3, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030800/the-role-of-mir-17-92-in-the-miregulatory-landscape-of-ewing-sarcoma
#20
Raphaela Schwentner, David Herrero-Martin, Maximilian O Kauer, Cornelia N Mutz, Anna M Katschnig, Grzegorz Sienski, Javier Alonso, Dave Nt Aryee, Heinrich Kovar
MicroRNAs serve to fine-tune gene expression and play an important regulatory role in tissue specific gene networks. The identification and validation of miRNA target genes in a tissue still poses a significant problem since the presence of a seed sequence in the 3'UTR of an mRNA and its expression modulation upon ectopic expression of the miRNA do not reliably predict regulation under physiological conditions. The chimeric oncoprotein EWS-FLI1 is the driving pathogenic force in Ewing sarcoma. MiR-17-92, one of the most potent oncogenic miRNAs, was recently reported to be among the top EWS-FLI1 activated miRNAs...
December 22, 2016: Oncotarget
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