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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103286/mirnas-do-not-regulate-circadian-protein-synthesis-in-the-dinoflagellate-lingulodinium-polyedrum
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Steve Dagenais-Bellefeuille, Mathieu Beauchemin, David Morse
Dinoflagellates have been shown to express miRNA by bioinformatics and RNA blot (Northern) analyses. However, it is not yet known if miRNAs are able to alter gene expression in this class of organisms. We have assessed the possibility that miRNA may mediate circadian regulation of gene expression in the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum using the Luciferin Binding Protein (LBP) as a specific example. LBP is a good candidate for regulation by miRNA since mRNA levels are constant over the daily cycle while protein synthesis is restricted by the circadian clock to a period of several hours at the start of the night phase...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102849/berberine-sonodynamic-therapy-induces-autophagy-and-lipid-unloading-in-macrophage
#2
Jiayuan Y Kou, Ying Li, Zhaoyu Y Zhong, Yueqing Q Jiang, Xuesong S Li, Xiaobo B Han, Zhongni N Liu, Ye Tian, Liming M Yang
Impaired autophagy in macrophages accompanies the progression of atherosclerosis and contributes to lipid loading in plaques and ineffective lipid degradation. Therefore, evoking autophagy and its associated cholesterol efflux may provide a therapeutic treatment for atherosclerosis. In the present study, berberine-mediated sonodynamic therapy (BBR-SDT) was used to induce autophagy and cholesterol efflux in THP-1 macrophages and derived foam cells. Following BBR-SDT, autophagy was increased in the macrophages, autophagy resistance in the foam cells was prevented, and cholesterol efflux was induced...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102461/rnahelix-computational-modeling-of-nucleic-acid-structures-with-watson-crick-and-non-canonical-base-pairs
#3
Dhananjay Bhattacharyya, Sukanya Halder, Sankar Basu, Debasish Mukherjee, Prasun Kumar, Manju Bansal
Comprehensive analyses of structural features of non-canonical base pairs within a nucleic acid double helix are limited by the availability of a small number of three dimensional structures. Therefore, a procedure for model building of double helices containing any given nucleotide sequence and base pairing information, either canonical or non-canonical, is seriously needed. Here we describe a program RNAHelix, which is an updated version of our widely used software, NUCGEN. The program can regenerate duplexes using the dinucleotide step and base pair orientation parameters for a given double helical DNA or RNA sequence with defined Watson-Crick or non-Watson-Crick base pairs...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102430/innate-and-intrinsic-antiviral-immunity-in-drosophila
#4
REVIEW
Assel Mussabekova, Laurent Daeffler, Jean-Luc Imler
The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been a valuable model to investigate the genetic mechanisms of innate immunity. Initially focused on the resistance to bacteria and fungi, these studies have been extended to include antiviral immunity over the last decade. Like all living organisms, insects are continually exposed to viruses and have developed efficient defense mechanisms. We review here our current understanding on antiviral host defense in fruit flies. A major antiviral defense in Drosophila is RNA interference, in particular the small interfering (si) RNA pathway...
January 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101820/insulin-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-signalling-iis-based-regulation-of-lifespan-across-species
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REVIEW
Rebecca Mathew, Manika Pal Bhadra, Utpal Bhadra
An organism's well-being is facilitated by numerous molecular and biochemical pathways that ensure homeostasis within cells and tissues. Aging causes a gradual let-down in the maintenance of homeostasis due to various endogenous and environmental challenges, leading to amassing of damages, functional deterioration of different tissues and vulnerability to ailments. Nutrient sensing pathways that maintain glucose homeostasis in body are involved in regulation of aging. Insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) signalling (IIS) pathway was the first nutrient sensing pathway discovered to affect the aging process...
January 18, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101579/role-of-trna-selenocysteine-1-associated-protein-1-in-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-cardiomyocyte%C3%A2-like-h9c2-cells
#6
Meng-Di Li, Wan-Peng Cheng, Min-Xia Shi, Tang-Dong Ge, Xiao-Lin Zheng, Dong-Yuan Wu, Xiao-Yan Hu, Jin-Cheng Luo, Feng-Lan Li, Hui Li
Transfer RNA selenocysteine 1 associated protein 1 (Trnau1ap) serves an essential role in the synthesis of selenoproteins, which have critical functions in numerous biological processes. Selenium deficiency results in a variety of diseases, including cardiac disease. However, the mechanisms underlying myocardial injury induced by selenium deficiency remain unclear. The present study examined the effects of Trnau1ap under‑ and overexpression in cardiomyocyte‑like H9c2 cells, by transfection with small interfering RNA and an overexpression plasmid, respectively...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101569/resveratrol-inhibits-adventitial-fibroblast-proliferation-and-induces-cell-apoptosis-through-the-sirt1-pathway
#7
Lin Ling, Shaohua Gu, Yan Cheng
Atherosclerosis is one of the most important causes of cardiovascular disease and studies have showed that adventitial fibroblasts, which are considered to be the most common cell type of the vascular adventitia, are involved in the development of early atherosclerotic plaques. Resveratrol is a plant polyphenolic compound confirmed to have anti‑atherosclerotic and cardioprotective effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of resveratrol on adventitial fibroblasts in vitro and to clarify the underlying mechanism...
February 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101238/diosmetin-triggers-cell-apoptosis-by-activation-of-the-p53-bcl-2-pathway-and-inactivation-of-the-notch3-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-hepg2-cells
#8
Jie Qiao, Jie Liu, Kaiqiao Jia, Ning Li, Bin Liu, Qingyu Zhang, Runzhi Zhu
Diosmetin (DIOS), a flavonoid compound, is abundant in Citrus limon. Emerging studies have shown that DIOS is an effective compound implicated in multiple types of cancer. However, whether DIOS serves a role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still obscure. HepG2 cells were used in the present study, and it was observed that DIOS exhibited antitumor activity against liver cancer cells. Western blotting was performed to evaluate cell apoptosis and survival-associated proteins, and the results demonstrated that DIOS treatment resulted in the activation of the p53-dependent apoptosis pathway...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101237/heat-shock-factor-2-is-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-lung-cancer-by-enhancing-the-expression-of-heat-shock-proteins
#9
Yun-Hua Zhong, Hong-Zhong Cheng, Hao Peng, Shi-Cong Tang, Ping Wang
Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, particularly lung cancer. Heat shock proteins and their upstream heat shock factors are involved in the occurrence of cancer and have been widely researched. However, the role of heat shock factor 2 (HSF2) in lung cancer remains unclear. In the present study, expression levels of HSF2 in lung cancer tissues from 50 lung cancer patients were detected by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and 76% (38/50) were upregulated compared with the matched normal tissues...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101222/frat1-expression-regulates-proliferation-in-colon-cancer-cells
#10
Kongxi Zhu, Jianqiang Guo, Hongjuan Wang, Weihua Yu
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common gastric malignancies worldwide. However, the underlying mechanism of colon cancer development and valuable indicators of the disease remain unclear. In this study, the expression of frequently rearranged in advanced T-cell lymphomas 1 (FRAT1) in colon cancer was investigated and the association between FRAT1 expression and biological properties of tumors was analyzed. A total of 147 colon cancer tissue samples and adjacent normal tissues were collected between January 2013 and June 2014...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101214/parp-1-may-be-involved-in-angiogenesis-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#11
Wei Wei, Yan Li, Shuqing Lv, Cancan Zhang, Yongjie Tian
Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) is involved in DNA repair and has been implicated in chemoresistance. The present study investigated whether PARP-1 promotes angiogenesis in ovarian cancer. PARP-1 and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) expression and CD34(+) microvascular density (MVD) were assessed using immunohistochemistry in 60 human epithelial ovarian cancer specimens. PARP-1 was stably knocked-down in SKOV3 cells using a specific small interfering RNA (siRNA); angiogenic capacity was assessed using the human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) tubule formation assay; and PARP-1 and VEGF-A expression were examined by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, western blotting and ELISA...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100749/promoted-interaction-of-c-ebp%C3%AE-with-demethylated-cxcr3-gene-promoter-contributes-to-neuropathic-pain-in-mice
#12
Bao-Chun Jiang, Li-Na He, Xiao-Bo Wu, Hui Shi, Wen-Wen Zhang, Zhi-Jun Zhang, De-Li Cao, Chun-Hua Li, Jun Gu, Yong-Jing Gao
: DNA methylation has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic pain. However, the specific genes regulated by DNA methylation under neuropathic pain condition remain largely unknown. Here we investigated how chemokine receptor CXCR3 is regulated by DNA methylation and how it contributes to neuropathic pain induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL) in mice. SNL increased Cxcr3 mRNA and protein expression in the neurons of the spinal cord. Meanwhile, the CpG (5'-cytosine-phosphate-guanine-3') island in the Cxcr3 gene promoter region was demethylated, and the expression of DNA methyltransferase 3b (DNMT3b) was decreased...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100610/the-measles-virus-receptor-slamf1-can-mediate-particle-endocytosis
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Daniel Gonçalves-Carneiro, Jane A McKeating, Dalan Bailey
: The signalling lymphocyte activation molecule F1 (SLAMF1) is both a microbial sensor and entry receptor for Measles virus (MeV). Herein, we describe a new role for SLAMF1 to mediate MeV endocytosis that is in contrast with the alternative, and generally accepted, model that MeV genome enters cells only after fusion at the cell surface. We demonstrated that MeV engagement of SLAMF1 induces dramatic but transient morphological changes, most prominently in the formation of membrane blebs, which were shown to co-localise with incoming viral particles, and rearrangement of the actin cytoskeleton in infected cells...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100468/feasibility-of-sample-size-calculation-for-rna-seq-studies
#14
Alicia Poplawski, Harald Binder
Sample size calculation is a crucial step in study design but is not yet fully established for RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) analyses. To evaluate feasibility and provide guidance, we evaluated RNA-seq sample size tools identified from a systematic search. The focus was on whether real pilot data would be needed for reliable results and on identifying tools that would perform well in scenarios with different levels of biological heterogeneity and fold changes (FCs) between conditions. We used simulations based on real data for tool evaluation...
January 18, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100256/transcriptomic-signatures-differentiate-survival-from-fatal-outcomes-in-humans-infected-with-ebola-virus
#15
Xuan Liu, Emily Speranza, César Muñoz-Fontela, Sam Haldenby, Natasha Y Rickett, Isabel Garcia-Dorival, Yongxiang Fang, Yper Hall, Elsa-Gayle Zekeng, Anja Lüdtke, Dong Xia, Romy Kerber, Ralf Krumkamp, Sophie Duraffour, Daouda Sissoko, John Kenny, Nichola Rockliffe, E Diane Williamson, Thomas R Laws, Magassouba N'Faly, David A Matthews, Stephan Günther, Andrew R Cossins, Armand Sprecher, John H Connor, Miles W Carroll, Julian A Hiscox
BACKGROUND: In 2014, Western Africa experienced an unanticipated explosion of Ebola virus infections. What distinguishes fatal from non-fatal outcomes remains largely unknown, yet is key to optimising personalised treatment strategies. We used transcriptome data for peripheral blood taken from infected and convalescent recovering patients to identify early stage host factors that are associated with acute illness and those that differentiate patient survival from fatality. RESULTS: The data demonstrate that individuals who succumbed to the disease show stronger upregulation of interferon signalling and acute phase responses compared to survivors during the acute phase of infection...
January 19, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099521/nuclear-localization-and-cleavage-of-stat6-is-induced-by-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-for-viral-latency
#16
Chong Wang, Caixia Zhu, Fang Wei, Shujun Gao, Liming Zhang, Yuhong Li, Yanling Feng, Yin Tong, Jianqing Xu, Bin Wang, Zhenghong Yuan, Erle S Robertson, Qiliang Cai
Emerging evidence implies that STAT6 plays an important role in both the adaptive and innate immune responses to virus infection. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is an oncogenic γ-herpesvirus agent associated with several human malignancies, including Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and primary effusion lymphomas (PELs). Previously, we demonstrated that KSHV blocks IL-4-induced STAT6 phosphorylation and retains a basal IL-13/STAT6 constitutive activation for cell survival and proliferation. However, the mechanism by which KSHV regulates STAT6 remains largely unknown...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099250/interleukin-36%C3%AE-induces-inflammatory-mediators-from-human-pancreatic-myofibroblasts-via-a-myd88-dependent-pathway
#17
Atsushi Nishida, Osamu Inatomi, Takehide Fujimoto, Hirotsugu Imaeda, Masaji Tani, Akira Andoh
OBJECTIVES: Interleukin 36 (IL-36) is a recently described proinflammatory cytokine, characterized by the induction of inflammatory mediators. In the present study, we investigated the biological activity and the signal transduction of IL-36α in human pancreatic myofibroblasts. METHODS: The mRNA and protein expression of inflammatory mediators was evaluated using real-time polymerase chain reaction and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively. The expression of IL-36α and its receptor in the pancreatic tissue was evaluated using immunohistochemical technique...
January 18, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098888/hclock-induction-by-hypoxia-promotes-inflammatory-responses-by-activating-the-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#18
Xiao Tang, Daqiao Guo, Changpo Lin, Zhenyu Shi, Ruizhe Qian, Weiguo Fu, Jianjun Liu, Xu Li, Longhua Fan
The expression and secretion of infla-mmation‑associated cytokines are induced by hypoxia. Circadian locomotor output cycles protein kaput (CLOCK) has previously been shown to activate the nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) pathway, which is a key transcription factor during hypoxia. The present study evaluated the role of the NF‑κB pathway in the CLOCK‑induced inflammatory response. Under hypoxic conditions, the expression levels of NF‑κB and proinflammatory cytokines, including interleukin (IL)‑1, IL‑1β, IL‑6, intercellular adhesion molecule 1, cyclooxygenase 2 and tumor necrosis factor alpha, were significantly increased compared with under control conditions...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098882/downregulation-of-microrna%C3%A2-34b-is-responsible-for-the-elevation-of-blood-pressure-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
#19
Fan Yang, Haiyu Li, Youyou Du, Qiangwei Shi, Luosha Zhao
The present study aimed to identify the microRNA (miRNA) responsible for the development of primary hypertension, and examine the downstream signaling pathway, which mediates the effect of the miRNA. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis was performed to identify which miRNA may be involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension. In silico analysis and a luciferase assay were used to validate the target of the selected miRNA, and miRNA mimics and small interfering (si)RNA of the target were transfected into smooth muscle cells to examine its effect on the biological activity of the cells...
January 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098872/trim29-promotes-progression-of-thyroid-carcinoma-via-activating-p13k-akt-signaling-pathway
#20
Jinkai Xu, Zongyu Li, Qinghua Su, Jun Zhao, Jiancang Ma
Thyroid cancer (TC) is a common malignancy of the endocrine system. Abnormal expression of tripartite motif-containing 29 (TRIM29) has been reported to promote tumorigenesis and predict poor prognosis in several human malignancies. The aim of this study was to assess the involvement of TRIM29 in the significance and prognosis of TC. Fifty-six tumor samples and their clinicopathological para-meters were obtained from TC patients; the expression level of TRIM29 was detected by RT-qPCR and western blotting. TRIM29 expression was knocked down by small interfering RNA (siRNA) among TT, TPC-1, and K1 cells to investigate the biological role of TRIM29 in TC cells...
January 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
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