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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922472/mirna-506-promotes-primary-biliary-cholangitis-like-features-in-cholangiocytes-and-immune-activation
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Oihane Erice, Patricia Munoz-Garrido, Javier Vaquero, Maria J Perugorria, Maite G Fernandez-Barrena, Elena Saez, Alvaro Santos-Laso, Ander Arbelaiz, Raul Jimenez-Agüero, Joaquin Fernandez-Irigoyen, Enrique Santamaria, Verónica Torrano, Arkaitz Carracedo, Meenakshisundaram Ananthanarayanan, Marco Marzioni, Jesus Prieto, Ulrich Beuers, Ronald P Oude Elferink, Nicholas F LaRusso, Luis Bujanda, Jose J G Marin, Jesus M Banales
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease associated with autoimmune phenomena targeting intrahepatic bile duct cells (cholangiocytes). Although PBC etiopathogenesis still remains obscure, development of anti-mitochondrial auto-antibodies against pyruvate dehydrogenase complex-E2 (PDC-E2) is a common feature. MicroRNA (miR) dysregulation occurs in liver and immune cells of PBC patients, but their functional relevance is largely unknown. We previously reported that miR-506 is overexpressed in PBC cholangiocytes and directly targets both Cl(-) /HCO3(-) anion exchanger 2 (AE2) and type III inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor (InsP3R3), leading to cholestasis...
September 18, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919164/integrated-analysis-of-microrna-and-gene-expression-profiles-reveals-a-functional-regulatory-module-associated-with-liver-fibrosis
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Wei Chen, Wenshan Zhao, Aiting Yang, Anjian Xu, Huan Wang, Min Cong, Tianhui Liu, Ping Wang, Hong You
BACKGROUND: Liver fibrosis, characterized with the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins, represents the final common pathway of chronic liver inflammation. Ever-increasing evidence indicates microRNAs (miRNAs) dysregulation have important implications in the different stages of liver fibrosis. However, our knowledge of miRNA-gene regulation details pertaining to such disease remains unclear. METHODS: The publicly available Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) datasets of patients suffered from cirrhosis were extracted for integrated analysis...
September 14, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918031/anti-adenoviral-artificial-micrornas-expressed-from-aav9-vectors-inhibit-human-adenovirus-infection-in-immunosuppressed-syrian-hamsters
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Katrin Schaar, Anja Geisler, Milena Kraus, Sandra Pinkert, Markian Pryshliak, Jacqueline F Spencer, Ann E Tollefson, Baoling Ying, Jens Kurreck, William S Wold, Robert Klopfleisch, Karoly Toth, Henry Fechner
Infections of immunocompromised patients with human adenoviruses (hAd) can develop into life-threatening conditions, whereas drugs with anti-adenoviral efficiency are not clinically approved and have limited efficacy. Small double-stranded RNAs that induce RNAi represent a new class of promising anti-adenoviral therapeutics. However, as yet, their efficiency to treat hAd5 infections has only been investigated in vitro. In this study, we analyzed artificial microRNAs (amiRs) delivered by self-complementary adeno-associated virus (scAAV) vectors for treatment of hAd5 infections in immunosuppressed Syrian hamsters...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916633/systems-genetics-identifies-a-co-regulated-module-of-liver-micrornas-associated-with-plasma-ldl-cholesterol-in-murine-diet-induced-dyslipidemia
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Alisha R Coffey, Tangi L Smallwood, Jody Albright, Kunjie Hua, Matt Kanke, Daniel Pomp, Brian J Bennett, Praveen Sethupathy
Chronically altered levels of circulating lipids, termed dyslipidemia, is a significant risk factor for a number of metabolic and cardiovascular morbidities. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of lipid balance, have been implicated in dyslipidemia, and have been proposed as candidate therapeutic targets in lipid-related disorders including atherosclerosis. A major limitation of most murine studies of miRNAs in lipid metabolic disorders is that they have been performed in just one (or very few) inbred strains, such as C57BL/6...
September 15, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916307/extreme-conservation-of-mirna-complements-in-opisthorchiids
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Vladimir Y Ovchinnikov, Viatcheslav A Mordvinov, Bastian Fromm
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important gene regulators that are key players in animal development and diseases. They are excreted in extracellular vesicles and because they were shown to be taken up by host cells they have been proposed as mediators of parasite-host communication, and potential biomarkers for the detection of parasitic infections from host blood. Consequently, it is crucial to precisely know the miRNA complements of medically important agents such as the liver flukes of the Opisthorchiidae. Using publicly available and new datasets we curated and reannotated the surprisingly small and variable miRNA complements previously described for Opisthorchis viverrini, O...
September 12, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913356/expression-profiling-of-cellular-microrna-in-asymptomatic-hbsag-carriers-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Xianliang Hou, Yan Liang, Jianing Chen, Yingfeng Wei, Ping Zeng, Lin Wang, Chong Lu, Hongyan Diao
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may serve as potential molecular markers to predict liver injury resulting from chronic hepatitis B (CHB). In the present study, we want to study the expression profile and clinical significance of miRNAs at different stages of CHB virus infection. METHODS: Using miRNA microarray, we investigated the global expression profiles of cellular miRNA in asymptomatic hepatitis B antigen carriers (ASCs) and CHB patients, compared with healthy controls (HCs)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902846/downregulation-of-microrna-145-may-contribute-to-liver-fibrosis-in-biliary-atresia-by-targeting-add3
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Yongqin Ye, Zhihan Li, Qi Feng, Zimin Chen, Zhouguang Wu, Jianyao Wang, Xiaoshuo Ye, Dahao Zhang, Lei Liu, Wei Gao, Lihui Zhang, Bin Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Biliary atresia (BA) is a pediatric liver disease characterized by fibro-obliteration and obstruction of the extrahepatic biliary system, that invariably leads to cirrhosis and even death, if left untreated for extended time. However, its pathology and etiology still remained unknown. In this study, we tested the expression of adducin 3 (ADD3), the gene identified as a susceptibility gene in BA by GWAS, and uncovered its upstream regulatory microRNA in the pathogenesis of BA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901526/microrna%C3%A2-214-targets-wnt3a-to-suppress-liver-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Yang Yang, Zhenghao Zhao, Ni Hou, Yulong Li, Xiaofei Wang, Fei Wu, Ruifang Sun, Jia Han, Hongfei Sun, Tusheng Song, Chen Huang, Yuan Shao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are crucial molecules that act as tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes in human cancer progression. The dysregulation of miRNA expression has been detected in liver cancer. The present study aimed to explore the molecular mechanisms by which miR‑214 affects liver cancer cell proliferation. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to determine the expression of miR‑214 in liver cancer cell lines and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues. A luciferase reporter assay was performed to determine whether Wnt3a is a target gene of miR‑214...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899784/mir-181b-regulates-steatosis-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-via-targeting-sirt1
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Yunxia Wang, Kongxi Zhu, Weihua Yu, Hongjuan Wang, Lan Liu, Qiong Wu, Shuai Li, Jianqiang Guo
Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) is one of the leading cause of chronic liver diseases in the world. However, the pathogenesis of NAFLD is still unclear. Emerging studies have demonstrated that microRNAs (miRs) are profoundly involved in NAFLD and related metabolic diseases. Here, we investigated the mechanisms by which miR-181b influences NAFLD via direct targeting SIRT1. The expression of miR181b was up-regulated while SIRT1 was down-regulated in both human NAFLD patients and high fat diet (HFD) induced NAFDL mice model...
September 9, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887744/microrna-203-suppresses-proliferation-in-liver-cancer-associated-with-pik3ca-p38-mapk-c-jun-and-gsk3-signaling
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Annie Zhang, Jaganathan Lakshmanan, Amirreza Motameni, Brian G Harbrecht
Primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, HCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths, and alternative ways to treat this disease are urgently needed. In recent years, novel approaches to cancer treatment have been based on microRNAs, small non-coding RNA molecules that play a crucial role in cancer progression by regulating gene expression. Overexpression of some microRNAs has shown therapeutic potential, but whether or not this was the case for microRNA-203 (miR-203) in liver cancer was unknown...
September 8, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886115/androgen-receptor-mediated-downregulation-of-microrna-221-and-222-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Bin Gui, Chen-Lin Hsieh, Philip W Kantoff, Adam S Kibel, Li Jia
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in cancer formation and progression by suppressing the production of key functional proteins at the post-transcriptional level in a sequence-specific manner. While differential expression of miRNAs is widely observed in cancers including prostate cancer (PCa), how these miRNAs are transcriptionally regulated is largely unknown. MiRNA-221 and miRNA-222 (miR-221/-222) are well-established oncogenes and overexpressed in breast, liver, pancreas, and lung cancer, but their expression and biological functions in PCa remain controversial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886078/microrna-223-and-microrna-21-in-peripheral-blood-b-cells-associated-with-progression-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis-patients
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Xiaomei Wang, Xiaoyu Wen, Jingjing Zhou, Yue Qi, Ruihong Wu, Yao Wang, Yiwen Kui, Rui Hua, Qinglong Jin
Recently, there is ample evidence suggesting the important role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in autoimmune diseases via modulating B cells function. Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a progressive immune-mediated liver disease with unclear pathogenic mechanism. Whether the miRNA in peripheral B cells of PBC involve the mechanisms of pathology and progression is not known. The present study explores miRNA deregulation in peripheral B-cell of PBC from stage I to IV and healthy controls. Peripheral B cells were obtained from 72 PBC patients (stage I, n = 17; stage II, n = 23; stage III, n = 16; stage IV, n = 16) and 15 healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881825/development-of-hepatocellular-cancer-induced-by-long-term-low-fat-high-carbohydrate-diet-in-a-nafld-nash-mouse-model
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Alessandra Tessitore, Valentina Mastroiaco, Antonella Vetuschi, Roberta Sferra, Simona Pompili, Germana Cicciarelli, Remo Barnabei, Daria Capece, Francesca Zazzeroni, Carlo Capalbo, Edoardo Alesse
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common chronic liver disease. It can progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and, in a percentage of cases, to hepatocarcinogenesis. The strong incidence in western countries of obesity and metabolic syndrome, whose NAFLD is the hepatic expression, is thought to be correlated to consumption of diets characterized by processed food and sweet beverages. Previous studies described high-fat diet-induced liver tumors. Conversely, the involvement of low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet in the progression of liver disease or cancer initiation has not been described yet...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881785/mir-486-5p-negatively-regulates-oncogenic-nek2-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Shun-Jun Fu, Jian Chen, Fei Ji, Wei-Qiang Ju, Qiang Zhao, Mao-Gen Chen, Zhi-Yong Guo, Lin-Wei Wu, Yi Ma, Dong-Ping Wang, Xiao-Feng Zhu, Xiao-Shun He
NEK2 is a member of the NIMA-related family of serine/threonine centrosomal kinases. We analyzed the relationship between differential expression of NEK2 and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient outcomes after liver transplants. We also studied the microRNAs that affect NEK2 expression. Analysis of multiple microarrays in the Oncomine database revealed that NEK2 expression was higher in HCC tissues than adjacent normal liver tissues. High NEK2 expression correlated with tumor size, pathological grade and macro- and microvascular invasion...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878865/micrornas-and-clinical-implications-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Amal Ahmed Mohamed, Zainab A Ali-Eldin, Tamer A Elbedewy, Magdy El-Serafy, Fatma A Ali-Eldin, Hossameldin AbdelAziz
AIM: To assess the role of some circulating miRNAs (miR-23a, miR-203, miR338, miR-34, and miR-16) as tumor markers for diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: One hundred and seventy-one subjects were enrolled, 57 patients with HCC, 57 patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) and 57 healthy subjects as control group. Severity of liver disease was assessed by Child Pugh score. Tumor staging was done using Okuda staging system. Quantification of Micro RNA (miR-23a, miR-203, miR338, miR-34, and miR-16) was performed...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878257/molecular-mechanisms-governing-microrna-125a-expression-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Nicoletta Potenza, Marta Panella, Filomena Castiello, Nicola Mosca, Elena Amendola, Aniello Russo
MicroRNA-125a-5p (miR-125a) is a vertebrate homolog of lin-4, the first discovered microRNA, and plays a fundamental role in embryo development by downregulating Lin-28 protein. MiR-125a is also expressed in differentiated cells where it generally acts as an antiproliferative factor by targeting membrane receptors or intracellular transductors of mitogenic signals. MiR-125a expression is downregulated in several tumors, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) where it targets sirtuin-7, matrix metalloproteinase-11, VEGF-A, Zbtb7a, and c-Raf...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878132/therapeutic-opportunities-for-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-and-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-exploiting-similarities-and-differences-in-pathogenesis
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Thomas Greuter, Harmeet Malhi, Gregory J Gores, Vijay H Shah
Alcoholic steatohepatitis (ASH) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are among the most frequent causes of chronic liver disease in the United States. Although the two entities are triggered by different etiologies - chronic alcohol consumption (ASH) and obesity-associated lipotoxicity (NASH) - they share overlapping histological and clinical features owing to common pathogenic mechanisms. These pathogenic processes include altered hepatocyte lipid metabolism, organelle dysfunction (i.e., ER stress), hepatocyte apoptosis, innate immune system activation, and hepatic stellate cell activation...
September 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874536/microrna-277-targets-insulin-like-peptides-7-and-8-to-control-lipid-metabolism-and-reproduction-in-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes
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Lin Ling, Vladimir A Kokoza, Changyu Zhang, Emre Aksoy, Alexander S Raikhel
Hematophagous female mosquitoes transmit numerous devastating human diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, Zika virus, and others. Because of their obligatory requirement of a vertebrate blood meal for reproduction, these mosquitoes need a lot of energy; therefore, understanding the molecular mechanisms linking metabolism and reproduction is of particular importance. Lipids are the major energy store providing the fuel required for host seeking and reproduction. They are essential components of the fat body, a metabolic tissue that is the insect analog of vertebrate liver and adipose tissue...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870611/safety-and-activity-of-microrna-loaded-minicells-in-patients-with-recurrent-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-first-in-man-phase-1-open-label-dose-escalation-study
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Nico van Zandwijk, Nick Pavlakis, Steven C Kao, Anthony Linton, Michael J Boyer, Stephen Clarke, Yennie Huynh, Agata Chrzanowska, Michael J Fulham, Dale L Bailey, Wendy A Cooper, Leonard Kritharides, Lloyd Ridley, Scott T Pattison, Jennifer MacDiarmid, Himanshu Brahmbhatt, Glen Reid
BACKGROUND: TargomiRs are minicells (EnGeneIC Dream Vectors) loaded with miR-16-based mimic microRNA (miRNA) and targeted to EGFR that are designed to counteract the loss of the miR-15 and miR-16 family miRNAs, which is associated with unsuppressed tumour growth in preclinical models of malignant pleural mesothelioma. We aimed to assess the safety, optimal dosing, and activity of TargomiRs in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. METHODS: In this first-in-man, open-label, dose-escalation phase 1 trial at three major cancer centres in Sydney (NSW, Australia), we recruited adults (aged ≥18 years) with a confirmed diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma, measurable disease, radiological signs of progression after previous chemotherapy, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1, life expectancy of 3 months or more, immunohistochemical evidence of tumour EGFR expression, and adequate bone marrow, liver, and renal function...
September 1, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870167/identification-of-micrornas-controlling-hepatic-mrna-levels-for-metabolic-genes-during-the-metabolic-transition-from-embryonic-to-posthatch-development-in-the-chicken
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Julie A Hicks, Tom E Porter, Hsiao-Ching Liu
BACKGROUND: The transition from embryonic to posthatch development in the chicken represents a massive metabolic switch from primarily lipolytic to primarily lipogenic metabolism. This metabolic switch is essential for the chick to successfully transition from the metabolism of stored egg yolk to the utilization of carbohydrate-based feed. However, regulation of this metabolic switch is not well understood. We hypothesized that microRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in the metabolic switch that is essential to efficient growth of chickens...
September 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
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