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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452249/expression-and-therapeutic-implications-of-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-cdk4-in-osteosarcoma
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Yubing Zhou, Jacson K Shen, Zujiang Yu, Francis J Hornicek, Quancheng Kan, Zhenfeng Duan
Overexpression and/or hyperactivation of cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) has been found in many types of human cancers, and a CDK4 specific inhibitor, palbociclib, has been recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of breast cancer. However, the expression and the therapeutic potential of CDK4 in osteosarcoma remain unclear. In the present study, CDK4 was found to be highly expressed in human osteosarcoma tissues and cell lines as compared with normal human osteoblasts. Elevated CDK4 expression correlated with metastasis potential and poor prognosis in osteosarcoma patients as determined by immunohistochemical analysis in a human osteosarcoma tissue microarray (TMA)...
February 13, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452216/upregulation-of-tiam1-contributes-to-cervical-cancer-disease-progression-and-indicates-poor-survival-outcome
#2
Yang Yang, Qunying Wu, Nan Li, Shuanlong Che, Tiefeng Jin, Yunze Nan, Zhenhua Lin, Liyan Chen
T lymphoma invasion and metastasis 1 (Tiam1), a guanine nucleotide exchange factor, is involved in the tumorigenesis of a number of malignancies. This study was aimed to explore the role of Tiam1 in cervical cancer progression, and evaluate the prognostic values. Tiam1 protein expression levels were detected by immunohistochemical (IHC) staining in 174 cervical cancer tissues, 92 of CINs (Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) and 32 of normal cervical epithelia tissues. Clinicopathological parameters and overall survival data were collected and compared between different Tiam1 statuses...
February 13, 2018: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452083/tribolium-castaneum-gene-expression-changes-after-paranosema-whitei-infection
#3
Alberto Lopez-Ezquerra, Andreas Mitschke, Erich Bornberg-Bauer, Gerrit Joop
BACKGROUND: Microsporidia are obligate parasites that possess some of the smallest eukaryotic genomes. Several insect species are susceptible to infections by microsporidian parasites. Paranosema whitei frequently infects young larvae of Tribolium castaneum and obligately kills the host whereupon transmission to subsequent hosts is accomplished via spores. P. whitei infection results in developmental arrest of T. castaneum, preventing larvae from pupation. The mechanisms underlying P...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451334/microrna-profiling-between-bacillus-thuringiensis-cry1ab-susceptible-and-resistant-european-corn-borer-ostrinia-nubilalis-h%C3%A3-bner
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T Yu, X Li, B-S Coates, Q Zhang, B-D Siegfried, X Zhou
Transgenic maize hybrids that express insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crystalline (Cry) protein toxins effectively protect against the European corn borer, Ostrinia nubilalis, a devastating maize pest. Field monitoring and laboratory selections have detected varying levels of O. nubilalis resistance to Cry1Ab toxin. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short noncoding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional gene regulation. Their potential roles in the evolution of Bt resistance, however, remain largely unknown...
February 16, 2018: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450823/nmr-resonance-assignments-of-rnase-p-protein-from-thermotoga-maritima
#5
Danyun Zeng, Benjamin P Brown, Markus W Voehler, Sheng Cai, Nicholas J Reiter
Ribonuclase P (RNase P) is an essential metallo-endonuclease that catalyzes 5' precursor-tRNA (ptRNA) processing and exists as an RNA-based enzyme in bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes. In bacteria, a large catalytic RNA and a small protein component assemble to recognize and accurately cleave ptRNA and tRNA-like molecular scaffolds. Substrate recognition of ptRNA by bacterial RNase P requires RNA-RNA shape complementarity, intermolecular base pairing, and a dynamic protein-ptRNA binding interface. To gain insight into the binding specificity and dynamics of the bacterial protein-ptRNA interface, we report the backbone and side chain 1 H, 13 C, and 15 N resonance assignments of the hyperthermophilic Thermatoga maritima RNase P protein in solution at 318 K...
February 15, 2018: Biomolecular NMR Assignments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450655/transcription-factors-network-in-root-endosymbiosis-establishment-and-development
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REVIEW
Issa Diédhiou, Diaga Diouf
Root endosymbioses are mutualistic interactions between plants and the soil microorganisms (Fungus, Frankia or Rhizobium) that lead to the formation of nitrogen-fixing root nodules and/or arbuscular mycorrhiza. These interactions enable many species to survive in different marginal lands to overcome the nitrogen-and/or phosphorus deficient environment and can potentially reduce the chemical fertilizers used in agriculture which gives them an economic, social and environmental importance. The formation and the development of these structures require the mediation of specific gene products among which the transcription factors play a key role...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450543/mutation-in-the-zebrafish-cct2-gene-leads-to-abnormalities-of-cell-cycle-and-cell-death-in-the-retina-a-model-of-cct2-related-leber-congenital-amaurosis
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Yuriko Minegishi, Naoki Nakaya, Stanislav I Tomarev
Purpose: The compound heterozygous mutations in the β subunit of chaperonin containing TCP-1 (CCT), encoded by CCT2, lead to the Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). In this study, a cct2 mutant line of zebrafish was established to investigate the role of CCT2 mutations in LCA in vertebrates. Methods: A cct2 mutant zebrafish line was produced using the CRISPR-Cas9 system. Changes in the eyes of developing wild-type and mutant larvae were monitored using microscopy, immunostaining, TUNEL, and EdU assays...
February 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450406/chemical-modification-of-the-sirna-seed-region-suppresses-off-target-effects-by-steric-hindrance-to-base-pairing-with-targets
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Hanna Iribe, Kengo Miyamoto, Tomoko Takahashi, Yoshiaki Kobayashi, Jastina Leo, Misako Aida, Kumiko Ui-Tei
Chemical modifications of 2'-O-methyl (2'-OMe) and locked nucleic acid (LNA) of the nucleotides in the seed region (positions 2-8) of the small interfering RNA (siRNA) guide strand significantly reduced seed-matched (SM) off-target effects. The siRNA with 2'-OMe modifications inhibited the expression of a completely-matched (CM) target gene, whereas that with LNA modifications did not inhibit the expression of the CM target. By computational predictions of conformational changes of siRNA by these modifications, we revealed that both modifications in the siRNA seed region reduce SM off-target effects by steric hindrance to base-pairing with target transcripts but LNA modifications also disturb the association of the siRNA guide strand with the Argonaute (AGO) protein by altering RNA conformation...
May 31, 2017: ACS Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450143/purified-horse-milk-exosomes-contain-an-unpredictable-small-number-of-major-proteins
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Sergey E Sedykh, Lada V Purvinish, Artem S Monogarov, Evgeniya E Burkova, Alina E Grigor'eva, Dmitrii V Bulgakov, Pavel S Dmitrenok, Valentin V Vlassov, Elena I Ryabchikova, Georgy A Nevinsky
Exosomes are 40-100 nm nanovesicles containing RNA and different proteins. Exosomes containing proteins, lipids, mRNAs, and microRNAs are important in intracellular communication and immune function. Exosomes from different sources are usually obtained by combination of centrifugation and ultracentrifugation and according to published data can contain from a few dozens to thousands of different proteins. Crude exosome preparations from milk of eighteen horses were obtained for the first time using several standard centrifugations...
June 2017: Biochimie Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449878/complete-chloroplast-genome-of-the-medicinal-plant-amomum-compactum-gene-organization-comparative-analysis-and-phylogenetic-relationships-within-zingiberales
#10
Ming-Li Wu, Qing Li, Jiang Xu, Xi-Wen Li
Background: Amomum compactum is one of the basic species of the traditional herbal medicine amomi fructus rotundus, with great pharmacology effect. The system position of A. compactum is not clear yet, and the introduction of this plant has been hindered by many plant diseases. However, the correlational molecular studies are relatively scarce. Methods: The total chloroplast (cp) DNA was extracted according to previous studies, and then sequenced by 454 GS FLX Titanium platform...
2018: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449542/long-non-coding-rnas-in-ischemic-stroke
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REVIEW
Mei-Hua Bao, Vivian Szeto, Burton B Yang, Shu-Zhen Zhu, Hong-Shuo Sun, Zhong-Ping Feng
Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality and disability worldwide. Uncovering the cellular and molecular pathophysiological processes in stroke have been a top priority. Long non-coding (lnc) RNAs play critical roles in different kinds of diseases. In recent years, a bulk of aberrantly expressed lncRNAs have been screened out in ischemic stroke patients or ischemia insulted animals using new technologies such as RNA-seq, deep sequencing, and microarrays. Nine specific lncRNAs, antisense non-coding RNA in the INK4 locus (ANRIL), metastasis-associate lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1), N1LR, maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3), H19, CaMK2D-associated transcript 1 (C2dat1), Fos downstream transcript (FosDT), small nucleolar RNA host gene 14 (SNHG14), and taurine-upregulated gene 1 (TUG1), were found increased in cerebral ischemic animals and/or oxygen-glucose deprived (OGD) cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449540/s100a4-promotes-lung-tumor-development-through-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-mediated-autophagy-inhibition
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Shasha Hou, Tian Tian, Dianwen Qi, Kaiji Sun, Qi Yuan, Ziling Wang, Zhihai Qin, Zhenlong Wu, Zhinan Chen, Jinhua Zhang
Autophagy has emerged as a critical pathway in tumor development. S100A4 plays important roles in tumor metastasis, but its role in regulating autophagy has not been well characterized. In this study, we found that S100A4 was significantly upregulated in lung adenocarcinoma tissues. Clinical investigation demonstrated that high expression level of S100A4 was associated with tumor size and advanced tumor grades of lung adenocarcinoma patients. Moreover, our results revealed that extracellular S100A4 or overexpression of S100A4 inhibited starvation-induced autophagy and promoted cell proliferation in lung cancer cells in vitro; whereas small interfering RNA (siRNA)-mediated suppression of S100A4 increased autophagy and reduced cell viability in both A549 and LLC cells...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447340/dysfunction-of-ddit4-in-the-decidua-is-relevant-to-the-pathogenesis-of-preeclampsia
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Jieqiong Yang, Yachao Zhang, Jing Tong, Hong Lv, Cong Zhang, Zi-Jiang Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related disorder that occurs after 20 weeks of gestation and affects 3-5% of all human pregnancies worldwide. However, the pathogenesis of PE still remains poorly understood. A deficiency in decidualization is considered a contributing factor to the development of PE. The DNA damage inducible transcript 4 (DDIT4) gene encodes a protein whose main function is inhibiting mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) under stress, and several studies have demonstrated that its expression promotes tumor cell apoptosis...
February 13, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447268/circulating-small-non-coding-rnas-reflect-ifn-status-and-b-cell-hyperactivity-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Ana P Lopes, Maarten R Hillen, Eleni Chouri, Sofie L M Blokland, Cornelis P J Bekker, Aike A Kruize, Marzia Rossato, Joel A G van Roon, Timothy R D J Radstake
BACKGROUND: Considering the important role of miRNAs in the regulation of post-transcriptional expression of target genes, we investigated circulating small non-coding RNAs (snc)RNA levels in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). In addition we assessed if serum sncRNA levels can be used to differentiate patients with specific disease features. METHODS: Serum RNA was isolated from 37 pSS patients as well as 21 patients with incomplete Sjögren's Syndrome (iSS) and 17 healthy controls (HC) allocated to two independent cohorts: discovery and validation...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447113/the-ago-proteins-an-overview
#15
Saife Niaz
Small RNAs govern almost every biological process in eukaryotes associating with the Argonaute proteins to form the RNA-induced silencing complex (mRISC). Argonaute proteins constitute the core of RISCs with different members having variety of protein binding partners and biochemical properties. This review focuses on the AGO subfamily of the Argonautes that are ubiquitously expressed and are associated with small RNAs. The structure, function and the role of the AGO proteins in the cell is discussed in detail...
November 27, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445367/microbial-communities-and-diversities-in-mudflat-sediments-analyzed-using-a-modified-metatranscriptomic-method
#16
Yong-Wei Yan, Qiu-Yue Jiang, Jian-Gong Wang, Ting Zhu, Bin Zou, Qiong-Fen Qiu, Zhe-Xue Quan
Intertidal mudflats are land-sea interaction areas and play important roles in global nutrient cycles. However, a comprehensive understanding of microbial communities in these mudflats remains elusive. In this study, mudflat sediment samples from the Dongtan wetland of Chongming Island, the largest alluvial island in the world, were collected. Using a modified metatranscriptomic method, the depth-wise distributions of potentially active microbial communities were investigated based on small subunit ribosomal RNA (SSU rRNA) sequences...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445291/raptor-mediates-the-antiproliferation-of-cardamonin-by-mtorc1-inhibition-in-skov3-cells
#17
Daohua Shi, Yanting Zhu, Peiguang Niu, Jintuo Zhou, Huajiao Chen
Purpose: Cardamonin inhibits the proliferation of SKOV3 cells by suppressing the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1). However, the mechanism of cardamonin on mTORC1 inhibition has not been well demonstrated. The regulatory-associated protein of TOR (Raptor) is an essential component of mTORC1. Here, we investigated the role of Raptor in the mTORC1 inhibition effect of cardamonin in SKOV3 cells. Methods: The expression of Raptor was knockdown by small interfering RNA (siRNA)...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445227/novel-ubiquitin-independent-nucleolar-c-myc-degradation-pathway-mediated-by-antizyme-2
#18
Noriyuki Murai, Yasuko Murakami, Ayasa Tajima, Senya Matsufuji
The proto-oncogene c-Myc encodes a short-lived protein c-Myc that regulates various cellular processes including cell growth, differentiation and apoptosis. Degradation of c-Myc is catalyzed by the proteasome and requires phosphorylation of Thr-58 for ubiquitination by E3 ubiquitin ligase, Fbxw7/ FBW7. Here we show that a polyamine regulatory protein, antizyme 2 (AZ2), interacts with c-Myc in the nucleus and nucleolus, to accelerate proteasome-mediated c-Myc degradation without ubiquitination or Thr-58 phosphorylation...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444937/maraviroc-is-associated-with-latent-hiv-1-reactivation-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-resting-cd4-t-cells-from-hiv-infected-individuals-on-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
#19
Nadia Madrid-Elena, María Laura García-Bermejo, Sergio Serrano-Villar, Alberto Díaz-de Santiago, Beatriz Sastre, Carolina Gutiérrez, Fernando Dronda, María Coronel Díaz, Ester Domínguez, María Rosa López-Huertas, Beatriz Hernández-Novoa, Santiago Moreno
Maraviroc is a CCR5 antagonist used in the treatment of HIV-1 infection. We and others have suggested that maraviroc could reactivate latent HIV-1. To test the latency reversing potential of maraviroc and the mechanisms involved, we performed a phase-II, single-center, open-label study in which maraviroc was administered for 10 days to 20 HIV-1-infected individuals on suppressive antiretroviral therapy (Eudra CT: 2012-003215-66). All patients completed full maraviroc dosing and follow up. The primary endpoint was to study whether maraviroc may reactivate HIV-1 latency, eliciting signalling pathways involved in the viral reactivation...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444662/a-systematic-approach-to-rna-associated-motif-discovery
#20
Tian Gao, Jiang Shu, Juan Cui
BACKGROUND: Sequencing-based large screening of RNA-protein and RNA-RNA interactions has enabled the mechanistic study of post-transcriptional RNA processing and sorting, including exosome-mediated RNA secretion. The downstream analysis of RNA binding sites has encouraged the investigation of novel sequence motifs, which resulted in exceptional new challenges for identifying motifs from very short sequences (e.g., small non-coding RNAs or truncated messenger RNAs), where conventional methods tend to be ineffective...
February 14, 2018: BMC Genomics
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