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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634199/characterising-cis-regulatory-variation-in-the-transcriptome-of-histologically-normal-and-tumour-derived-pancreatic-tissues
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Mingfeng Zhang, Soren Lykke-Andersen, Bin Zhu, Wenming Xiao, Jason W Hoskins, Xijun Zhang, Lauren M Rost, Irene Collins, Martijn van de Bunt, Jinping Jia, Hemang Parikh, Tongwu Zhang, Lei Song, Ashley Jermusyk, Charles C Chung, Bin Zhu, Weiyin Zhou, Gail L Matters, Robert C Kurtz, Meredith Yeager, Torben Heick Jensen, Kevin M Brown, Halit Ongen, William R Bamlet, Bradley A Murray, Mark I McCarthy, Stephen J Chanock, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Brian M Wolpin, Jill P Smith, Sara H Olson, Gloria M Petersen, Jianxin Shi, Laufey Amundadottir
OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the genetic architecture of gene expression in pancreatic tissues. DESIGN: We performed expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analysis in histologically normal pancreatic tissue samples (n=95) using RNA sequencing and the corresponding 1000 genomes imputed germline genotypes. Data from pancreatic tumour-derived tissue samples (n=115) from The Cancer Genome Atlas were included for comparison. RESULTS: We identified 38 615 cis-eQTLs (in 484 genes) in histologically normal tissues and 39 713 cis-eQTL (in 237 genes) in tumour-derived tissues (false discovery rate <0...
June 20, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630892/disruption-of-the-axonal-trafficking-of-tyrosine-hydroxylase-mrna-impairs-catecholamine-biosynthesis-in-the-axons-of-sympathetic-neurons
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Armaz Aschrafi, Anthony E Gioio, Lijin Dong, Barry B Kaplan
Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the enzyme that catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of the catecholamine neurotransmitters. In a previous communication, evidence was provided that TH mRNA is trafficked to the axon, where it is locally translated. In addition, a 50-bp sequence element in the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of TH mRNA was identified that directs TH mRNA to distal axons (i.e., zip-code). In the present study, the hypothesis was tested that local translation of TH plays an important role in the biosynthesis of the catecholamine neurotransmitters in the axon and/or presynaptic nerve terminal...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630007/rna-localization-making-its-way-to-the-center-stage
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REVIEW
Ashley Chin, Eric Lécuyer
Cells are highly organized entities that rely on intricate addressing mechanisms to sort their constituent molecules to precise subcellular locations. These processes are crucial for cells to maintain their proper organization and carry out specialized functions in the body, while genetic perturbations that clog up these addressing systems can contribute to disease aetiology. The trafficking of RNA molecules represents an important layer in the control of cellular organization, a process that is both highly prevalent and for which features of the regulatory machineries have been deeply conserved evolutionarily...
June 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626890/transcriptomic-analysis-of-rice-aleurone-cells-identified-a-novel-abscisic-acid-response-element
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Kenneth A Watanabe, Arielle Homayouni, Lingkun Gu, Kuan-Ying Huang, Tuan-Hua David Ho, Qingxi J Shen
Seeds serve as a great model to study plant responses to drought stress, which is largely mediated by abscisic acid (ABA). The ABA responsive element (ABRE) is a key cis-regulatory element in ABA signaling. However, its consensus sequence, (ACGTG(G/T)C), is present in the promoters of only about 40% of ABA induced genes in rice aleurone cells, suggesting other ABREs may exist. To identify novel ABREs, RNA-sequencing was performed on aleurone cells of rice seeds treated with 20 μM ABA. Gibbs sampling was used to identify enriched elements and particle bombardment-mediated transient expression studies were performed to verify the function...
June 18, 2017: Plant, Cell & Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626466/identification-characterization-and-functional-validation-of-drought-responsive-micrornas-in-subtropical-maize-inbreds
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Jayaraman Aravind, Sharma Rinku, Banduni Pooja, Mittal Shikha, Shiriga Kaliyugam, Mallana Gowdra Mallikarjuna, Arun Kumar, Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Thirunavukkarasu Nepolean
MicroRNA-mediated gene regulation plays a crucial role in controlling drought tolerance. In the present investigation, 13 drought-associated miRNA families consisting of 65 members and regulating 42 unique target mRNAs were identified from drought-associated microarray expression data in maize and were subjected to structural and functional characterization. The largest number of members (14) was found in the zma-miR166 and zma-miR395 families, with several targets. However, zma-miR160, zma-miR390, zma-miR393, and zma-miR2275 each showed a single target...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625133/recent-advances-in-targeting-the-hiv-1-tat-tar-complex
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Fardokht A Abulwerdi, Stuart F J Le Grice
Following seminal discoveries by Rosen and co-workers in 1985, the HIV-1 TAR has emerged as one of the most extensively studied regulatory elements of the HIV-1 genome. Located adjacent to the long terminal repeat promoter, this cis-acting motif, in conjunction with the viral Tat protein, plays a critical role in viral genomic RNA synthesis via modification of the transcription complex. As such, the Tat/TAR axis has been the subject of intense efforts aimed at developing therapeutic interventions, directed against both the protein and nucleic acid components...
June 15, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624228/antisense-oligonucleotides-promote-exon-inclusion-and-correct-the-common-c-32-13t-g-gaa-splicing-variant-in-pompe-disease
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Erik van der Wal, Atze J Bergsma, Joon M Pijnenburg, Ans T van der Ploeg, W W M Pim Pijnappel
The most common variant causing Pompe disease is c.-32-13T>G (IVS1) in the acid α-glucosidase (GAA) gene, which weakens the splice acceptor of GAA exon 2 and induces partial and complete exon 2 skipping. It also allows a low level of leaky wild-type splicing, leading to a childhood/adult phenotype. We hypothesized that cis-acting splicing motifs may exist that could be blocked using antisense oligonucleotides (AONs) to promote exon inclusion. To test this, a screen was performed in patient-derived primary fibroblasts using a tiling array of U7 small nuclear RNA (snRNA)-based AONs...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623584/dnase-i-sim-a-simplified-in-nucleus-method-for-dnase-i-hypersensitive-site-sequencing
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Sergei A Filichkin, Molly Megraw
Identifying cis-regulatory elements is critical in understanding the direct and indirect interactions that occur within gene regulatory networks. Current approaches include DNase-seq, a technique that combines sensitivity to the nonspecific endonuclease DNase I with high-throughput sequencing to identify regions of regulatory DNA on a genome-wide scale. Yet, challenges still remain in processing recalcitrant tissues that have low DNA content. Here, we describe DNase I SIM (for Simplified In-nucleus Method), a protocol that simplifies and facilitates generation of DNase-seq libraries from plant tissues for high-resolution mapping of DNase I hypersensitive sites...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623583/characterization-of-mediator-complex-and-its-associated-proteins-from-rice
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Subhasis Samanta, Jitendra Kumar Thakur
The Mediator complex is a multi-protein complex that acts as a molecular bridge conveying transcriptional messages from the cis element-bound transcription factor to the RNA Polymerase II machinery. It is found in all eukaryotes including members of the plant kingdom. Increasing number of reports from plants regarding different Mediator subunits involved in a multitude of processes spanning from plant development to environmental interactions have firmly established it as a central hub of plant regulatory networks...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622918/angiosperm-plant-desiccation-tolerance-hints-from-transcriptomics-and-genome-sequencing
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REVIEW
Valentino Giarola, Quancan Hou, Dorothea Bartels
Desiccation tolerance (DT) in angiosperms is present in the small group of resurrection plants and in seeds. DT requires the presence of protective proteins, specific carbohydrates, restructuring of membrane lipids, and regulatory mechanisms directing a dedicated gene expression program. Many components are common to resurrection plants and seeds; however, some are specific for resurrection plants. Understanding how each component contributes to DT is challenging. Recent transcriptome analyses and genome sequencing indicate that increased expression is essential of genes encoding protective components, recently evolved, species-specific genes and non-protein-coding RNAs...
June 13, 2017: Trends in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621677/genome-wide-methylome-and-chromatin-interactome-identify-abnormal-enhancer-to-be-risk-factor-of-breast-cancer
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Yuan Wang, Da-Peng Hao, Jing-Jing Li, Li Wang, Li-Jun Di
Enhancer is critical cis regulatory elements in gene expression. To understand whether and how the aberrant enhancer activation may contribute to cancer risk, the differentially methylated enhancers (eDMRs) in normal and malignant breast tissues were identified and analyzed. By incorporating genome-wide chromatin interaction, integrated analysis of eDMRs and target gene expression identified 1,272 enhancer-promoter pairs. Surprisingly, two functionally distinct groups of genes were identified in these pairs, one showing better correlation to enhancer methylation (eRGs) and the other showing better correlation to promoter methylation (pRGs), and the former group is functionally enriched with cancer related genes...
June 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621329/single-cell-multi-omics-sequencing-of-mouse-early-embryos-and-embryonic-stem-cells
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Fan Guo, Lin Li, Jingyun Li, Xinglong Wu, Boqiang Hu, Ping Zhu, Lu Wen, Fuchou Tang
Single-cell epigenome sequencing techniques have recently been developed. However, the combination of different layers of epigenome sequencing in an individual cell has not yet been achieved. Here, we developed a single-cell multi-omics sequencing technology (single-cell COOL-seq) that can analyze the chromatin state/nucleosome positioning, DNA methylation, copy number variation and ploidy simultaneously from the same individual mammalian cell. We used this method to analyze the reprogramming of the chromatin state and DNA methylation in mouse preimplantation embryos...
June 16, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620671/an-oligodeoxynucleotide-with-aaag-repeats-significantly-attenuates-burn-induced-systemic-inflammatory-responses-via-inhibiting-interferon-regulatory-factor-5-pathway
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Yue Xiao, Wenting Lu, Xin Li, Peiyan Zhao, Yun Yao, Xiaohong Wang, Ying Wang, Zhipeng Lin, Yongli Yu, Shucheng Hua, Liying Wang
Previously, we showed that an oligodeoxynucleotide with AAAG repeats (AAAG ODN) rescued mice from fatal acute lung injury (ALI) induced by influenza virus and inhibited production of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in the injured lungs. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Upon the bioinformatic analysis revealing that the AAAG ODN is consensus to interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) binding site in the cis-regulatory elements of proinflammatory cytokines, we tried to explore whether the AAAG ODN could attenuate burn injury induced systemic inflammatory responses via inhibiting IRF5 pathway...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615283/cis-and-trans-regulatory-effects-on-gene-expression-in-a-natural-population-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Naoki Osada, Ryutaro Miyagi, Aya Takahashi
Cis- and trans-regulatory mutations are important contributors to transcriptome evolution. Quantifying their relative contributions to intraspecific variation in gene expression is essential for understanding the population genetic processes that underlie evolutionary changes in gene expression. Here, we have examined this issue by quantifying genome-wide allele specific expression (ASE) variation using a crossing scheme that produces F1 hybrids between 18 different Drosophila melanogaster strains sampled from the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel (DGRP) and a reference strain from another population...
June 14, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613112/a-model-for-evolution-and-regulation-of-nicotine-biosynthesis-regulon-in-tobacco
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Masataka Kajikawa, Nicolas Sierro, Takashi Hashimoto, Tsubasa Shoji
In tobacco, the defense alkaloid nicotine is produced in roots and accumulates mainly in leaves. Signaling mediated by jasmonates (JAs) induces the formation of nicotine via a series of structural genes that constitute a regulon and are coordinated by JA-responsive transcription factors of the ethylene response factor (ERF) family. Early steps in the pyrrolidine and pyridine biosynthesis pathways likely arose through duplication of the polyamine and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) biosynthetic pathways, respectively, followed by recruitment of duplicated primary metabolic genes into the nicotine biosynthesis regulon...
June 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599852/non-coding-transcripts-from-enhancers-new-insights-into-enhancer-activity-and-gene-expression-regulation
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REVIEW
Hongjun Chen, Guangshi Du, Xu Song, Ling Li
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have gained widespread interest in the past decade owing to their enormous amount and surprising functions implicated in a variety of biological processes. Some lncRNAs exert function as enhancers, i.e., activating gene transcription by serving as the cis-regulatory molecules. Furthermore, recent studies have demonstrated that many enhancer elements can be transcribed and produce RNA molecules, which are termed as enhancer RNAs (eRNAs). The eRNAs are not merely the by-product of the enhancer transcription...
June 6, 2017: Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598247/a-long-range-flexible-billboard-model-of-gene-activation
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Christopher M Vockley, Ian C McDowell, Antony M D'Ippolito, Timothy E Reddy
Gene regulation is fundamentally important for the coordination of diverse biological processes including homeostasis and responses to developmental and environmental stimuli. Transcription factor (TF) binding sites are one of the major functional subunits of gene regulation. They are arranged in cis-regulatory modules (CRMs) that can be more active than the sum of their individual effects. Recently, we described a mechanism of glucocorticoid (GC)-induced gene regulation in which the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) binds coordinately to multiple CRMs that are 10s of kilobases apart in the genome...
June 9, 2017: Transcription
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597062/an-anther-specific-gene-phgrp-is-regulated-by-phmyc2-and-causes-male-sterility-when-overexpressed-in-petunia-anthers
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Yuanzheng Yue, Chaoqun Yin, Rui Guo, Hao Peng, Zhaonan Yang, Guofeng Liu, Manzhu Bao, Huirong Hu
An anther-specific GRP gene, regulated by PhMYC2 , causes a significant reduction of male fertility when overexpressed in petunia, and its promoter is efficient in genetic engineering of male-sterile lines. Glycine-rich proteins (GRPs) play important roles in plant anther development; however, the underlying mechanisms and related regulatory networks are poorly understood. In this study, a novel glycine-rich family gene designated as PhGRP was isolated from Petunia hybrida 'Fantasy Red'. The qRT-PCR analysis showed that it expressed specifically in anthers, and its expression peaked earlier than those well-known tapetum-specific genes, such as TA29, and several genes with the classic cis-regulatory element 'anther-box' in petunia during its anther development...
June 9, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591617/neuronal-activity-regulated-alternative-mrna-splicing
#19
Guido Hermey, Nils Blüthgen, Dietmar Kuhl
Activity-regulated gene transcription underlies plasticity-dependent changes in the molecular composition and structure of neurons. Numerous genes whose expression is induced by different neuronal plasticity inducing pathways have been identified, but the alteration of gene expression levels represents only part of the complexity of the activity-regulated transcriptional program. Alternative splicing of precursor mRNA is an additional mechanism that modulates the activity-dependent transcriptional signature...
June 4, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586469/dormancy-associated-mads-box-dam-and-abscisic-acid-pathway-regulate-pear-endodormancy-through-a-feedback-mechanism
#20
Pham Anh Tuan, Songling Bai, Takanori Saito, Akiko Ito, Takaya Moriguchi
In the pear 'Kosui' (Pyrus pyrifolia Nakai), dormancy-associated MADS-box (PpDAM1 = PpMADS13-1) gene has been reported to play an essential role in bud endodormancy. Here, we found that PpDAM1 upregulated expression of 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenase (PpNCED3), which is a rate-limiting gene for abscisic acid (ABA) biosynthesis. Transient assays with dual luciferase reporter system (LUC assay) and electrophoretic mobility shift assay (EMSA) showed that PpDAM1 activated PpNCED3 expression by binding to the CArG motif in the PpNCED3 promoter...
June 6, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
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