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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334379/highly-parallel-direct-rna-sequencing-on-an-array-of-nanopores
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Daniel R Garalde, Elizabeth A Snell, Daniel Jachimowicz, Botond Sipos, Joseph H Lloyd, Mark Bruce, Nadia Pantic, Tigist Admassu, Phillip James, Anthony Warland, Michael Jordan, Jonah Ciccone, Sabrina Serra, Jemma Keenan, Samuel Martin, Luke McNeill, E Jayne Wallace, Lakmal Jayasinghe, Chris Wright, Javier Blasco, Stephen Young, Denise Brocklebank, Sissel Juul, James Clarke, Andrew J Heron, Daniel J Turner
Sequencing the RNA in a biological sample can unlock a wealth of information, including the identity of bacteria and viruses, the nuances of alternative splicing or the transcriptional state of organisms. However, current methods have limitations due to short read lengths and reverse transcription or amplification biases. Here we demonstrate nanopore direct RNA-seq, a highly parallel, real-time, single-molecule method that circumvents reverse transcription or amplification steps. This method yields full-length, strand-specific RNA sequences and enables the direct detection of nucleotide analogs in RNA...
January 15, 2018: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331264/altered-levels-of-the-splicing-factor-muscleblind-modifies-cerebral-cortical-function-in-mouse-models-of-myotonic-dystrophy
#2
Gang Chen, Russell E Carter, John D Cleary, Tammy S Reid, Laura P Ranum, Maurice S Swanson, Timothy J Ebner
Myotonic dystrophy (DM) is a progressive, multisystem disorder affecting skeletal muscle, heart, and central nervous system. In both DM1 and DM2, microsatellite expansions of CUG and CCUG RNA repeats, respectively, accumulate and disrupt functions of alternative splicing factors, including muscleblind (MBNL) proteins. Grey matter loss and white matter changes, including the corpus callosum, likely underlie cognitive and executive function deficits in DM patients. However, little is known how cerebral cortical circuitry changes in DM...
January 10, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330284/novel-intergenically-spliced-chimera-nfatc3-pla2g15-is-associated-with-aggressive-t-all-biology-and-outcome
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Jonathan Bond, Christine Tran Quang, Guillaume Hypolite, Mohamed Belhocine, Aurélie Bergon, Gaëlle Cordonnier, Jacques Ghysdael, Elizabeth Macintyre, Nicolas Boissel, Salvatore Spicuglia, Vahid Asnafi
Leukemias are frequently characterized by the expression of oncogenic fusion chimeras that normally arise due to chromosomal rearrangements. Intergenically-spliced chimeric RNAs (ISCs) are transcribed in the absence of structural genomic changes, and aberrant ISC expression is now recognized as a potential driver of cancer. To better understand these potential oncogenic drivers, high-throughput RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq) was performed on T-acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) patient specimens (n=24) and candidate T-ALL-related ISCs were identified (n=55; a median of 4 per patient)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330282/population-dependent-intron-retention-and-dna-methylation-in-breast-cancer
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Dongwook Kim, Manu Shivakumar, Seonggyun Han, Michael S Sinclair, Youngji Lee, Yonglan Zheng, Olufunmilayo I Olopade, Dokyoon Kim, Younghee Lee
Regulation of gene expression by DNA methylation in gene promoter regions is well-studied; however, the effects of methylation in the gene body (exons and introns) on gene expression are comparatively understudied. Recently, hyper-methylation has been implicated in the inclusion of alternatively spliced exons; moreover, exon recognition can be enhanced by recruiting the methyl-CpG-binding protein (MeCP2) to hyper-methylated sites. This study examines if methylation status of an intron is correlated with how frequently the intron is retained during splicing using DNA methylation and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) data from breast cancer tissue specimens in The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329719/regulatory-potential-of-the-rna-processing-machinery-implications-for-human-disease
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Kirstyn T Carey, Vihandha O Wickramasinghe
Splicing and nuclear export of mRNA are critical steps in the gene expression pathway. While RNA processing factors can perform general, essential functions for intron removal and bulk export of mRNA, emerging evidence highlights that the core RNA splicing and export machineries also display regulatory potential. Here, we discuss recent insights into how this regulatory potential can selectively alter gene expression and regulate important biological processes. We also highlight the participation of RNA processing pathways in the cellular response to DNA damage at multiple levels...
January 9, 2018: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328432/a-double-edged-function-of-ddx3-as-an-oncogene-or-tumor-suppressor-in-cancer-progression-review
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Yu He, Dan Zhang, Yanfang Yang, Xixi Wang, Xinyu Zhao, Peng Zhang, Hongxia Zhu, Ningzhi Xu, Shufang Liang
DEAD-box RNA helicase 3 (DDX3) is a highly conserved family member of DEAD-box proteins in all eukaryotes from yeasts to human beings. Accumulating studies have confirmed DDX3 has the ability to regulate different steps of RNA metabolism, including RNA splicing, RNA export, transcription and translation initiation. Moreover, DDX3 is involved in many biological processes, such as stress response, cell apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and virus infection. In recent years, DDX3 is getting increasing attention due to its essential roles in cancer progression...
January 9, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328431/bioinformatic-analysis-of-gene-expression-profiling-of-intracranial-aneurysm
#7
Lijuan Bo, Bo Wei, Zhanfeng Wang, Chaohui Li, Zheng Gao, Zhuang Miao
Intracranial aneurysm (IA) is a severe clinical condition of primary concern and currently, there is no effective therapeutic reagent. The present study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanism of IA via bioinformatic analysis. Various gene expression profiles (GSE26969) were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 3 IA and 3 normal superficial temporal artery samples. Firstly, the limma package in R language was used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs; P‑value <0...
December 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325021/oligonucleotides-targeting-tcf4-triplet-repeat-expansion-inhibit-rna-foci-and-mis-splicing-in-fuchs-dystrophy
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Jiaxin Hu, Ziye Rong, Xin Gong, Zhengyang Zhou, Vivek K Sharma, Chao Xing, Jonathan K Watts, David R Corey, V Vinod Mootha
Fuchs' endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the most common repeat expansion disorder. FECD impacts 4% of United States population and is the leading indication for corneal transplantation. Most cases are caused by an expanded intronic CUG tract in the TCF4 gene that forms nuclear foci, sequesters splicing factors, and impairs splicing. We investigated the sense and antisense RNA landscape at the FECD gene and find that the sense expanded repeat transcript is the predominant species in patient corneas. In patient tissue, sense foci number were negatively correlated with age and showed no correlation with sex...
January 8, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324788/esrp1-is-a-marker-of-mouse-fetal-germ-cells-and-differentially-expressed-during-spermatogenesis
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Shaghayegh Saeidi, Farnaz Shapouri, Robb U de Iongh, Franca Casagranda, Jessie M Sutherland, Patrick S Western, Eileen A McLaughlin, Mary Familari, Gary R Hime
ESRP1 regulates alternative splicing, producing multiple transcripts from its target genes in epithelial tissues. It is upregulated during mesenchymal to epithelial transition associated with reprogramming of fibroblasts to iPS cells and has been linked to pluripotency. Mouse fetal germ cells are the founders of the adult gonadal lineages and we found that Esrp1 mRNA was expressed in both male and female germ cells but not in gonadal somatic cells at various stages of gonadal development (E12.5-E15.5). In the postnatal testis, Esrp1 mRNA was highly expressed in isolated cell preparations enriched for spermatogonia but expressed at lower levels in those enriched for pachytene spermatocytes and round spermatids...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324392/abnormal-rna-splicing-and-genomic-instability-after-induction-of-dnmt3a-mutations-by-crispr-cas9-gene-editing
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Lauren G Banaszak, Valentina Giudice, Xin Zhao, Zhijie Wu, Shouguo Gao, Kohei Hosokawa, Keyvan Keyvanfar, Danielle M Townsley, Fernanda Gutierrez-Rodrigues, Maria Del Pilar Fernandez Ibanez, Sachiko Kajigaya, Neal S Young
DNA methyltransferase 3A (DNMT3A) mediates de novo DNA methylation. Mutations in DNMT3A are associated with hematological malignancies, most frequently acute myeloid leukemia. DNMT3A mutations are hypothesized to establish a pre-leukemic state, rendering cells vulnerable to secondary oncogenic mutations and malignant transformation. However, the mechanisms by which DNMT3A mutations contribute to leukemogenesis are not well-defined. Here, we successfully created four DNMT3A-mutated K562 cell lines with frameshift mutations resulting in truncated DNMT3A proteins...
January 4, 2018: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323256/splicing-of-platelet-resident-pre-mrnas-upon-activation-by-physiological-stimuli-results-in-functionally-relevant-proteome-modifications
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Giovanni Nassa, Giorgio Giurato, Giovanni Cimmino, Francesca Rizzo, Maria Ravo, Annamaria Salvati, Tuula A Nyman, Yafeng Zhu, Mattias Vesterlund, Janne Lehtiö, Paolo Golino, Alessandro Weisz, Roberta Tarallo
Platelet activation triggers thrombus formation in physiological and pathological conditions, such as acute coronary syndromes. Current therapies still fail to prevent thrombotic events in numerous patients, indicating that the mechanisms modulating platelet response during activation need to be clarified. The evidence that platelets are capable of de novo protein synthesis in response to stimuli raised the issue of how megakaryocyte-derived mRNAs are regulated in these anucleate cell fragments. Proteogenomics was applied here to investigate this phenomeon in platelets activated in vitro with Collagen or Thrombin Receptor Activating Peptide...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323119/cug-initiation-and-frameshifting-enable-production-of-dipeptide-repeat-proteins-from-als-ftd-c9orf72-transcripts
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Ricardos Tabet, Laure Schaeffer, Fernande Freyermuth, Melanie Jambeau, Michael Workman, Chao-Zong Lee, Chun-Chia Lin, Jie Jiang, Karen Jansen-West, Hussein Abou-Hamdan, Laurent Désaubry, Tania Gendron, Leonard Petrucelli, Franck Martin, Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne
Expansion of G4C2 repeats in the C9ORF72 gene is the most prevalent inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia. Expanded transcripts undergo repeat-associated non-AUG (RAN) translation producing dipeptide repeat proteins from all reading frames. We determined cis-factors and trans-factors influencing translation of the human C9ORF72 transcripts. G4C2 translation operates through a 5'-3' cap-dependent scanning mechanism, requiring a CUG codon located upstream of the repeats and an initiator Met-tRNAMeti...
January 11, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322452/identification-of-circrnas-for-mirna-targets-by-argonaute2-rna-immunoprecipitation-and-luciferase-screening-assays
#13
Yan Li, Bing Chen, Shenglin Huang
Circular RNAs from back-spliced exons (circRNAs) represent a novel class of widespread and endogenous RNAs in eukaryotes. circRNAs may bind to microRNAs (miRNAs) and inhibit the activity of miRNAs. Alternatively, miRNAs could also directly target circRNAs and regulate the expression of circRNAs. Here we describe the Argonaute2 (AGO2) RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP) and luciferase screening assays to identify the interaction between circRNAs and miRNAs. The AGO2 RIP assay evaluates the potential of the interaction between circRNAs and miRNAs...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322449/synthesis-and-engineering-of-circular-rnas
#14
Sonja Petkovic, Sabine Müller
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been discovered in all kingdoms of life. They are produced from introns as well as from exons. However, strongest interest is in circRNAs that are transcribed and spliced from exons of protein and noncoding genes in eukaryotic cells including humans. Therefore, synthesis and engineering of circRNAs as models for structure and function studies are strongly required. In vitro, methods for RNA synthesis and circularization are available. Chemical synthesis allows for preparation of RNAs incorporating nonnatural nucleotides in small RNA segments, whereas enzymatic synthesis is advantageous for production of long RNAs, however, without the possibility for site-specific modification...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322444/constructing-gfp-based-reporter-to-study-back-splicing-and-translation-of-circular-rna
#15
Yun Yang, Zefeng Wang
Human transcriptome contains a large number of circular RNAs (circRNAs) that are mainly produced by back splicing of pre-mRNA. Here we describe a minigene reporter system containing a single exon encoding split GFP in reverse order, which can be efficiently back spliced to produce a circRNA encoding intact GFP gene. This simple reporter system can be adopted to study how different cis-elements and trans-factors affect circRNA production, and also can serve as a reliable system to measure the activity of IRES-mediated translation...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322440/characterization-and-validation-of-circular-rna-and-their-host-gene-mrna-expression-using-pcr
#16
Andreas W Heumüller, Jes-Niels Boeckel
Polymerase chain reaction enables the detection and characterization of circular RNA expression. The use of divergent primer pairs flanking the back-splice site, being the unique sequence element of a circular RNA, enables the detection of circular RNA expression. Here we describe the basic techniques to detect different circular transcripts of a gene or one circular RNA specifically by PCR and highlight the advantages and drawbacks of both.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322439/analysis-of-circular-rnas-using-the-web-tool-circinteractome
#17
Amaresh C Panda, Dawood B Dudekula, Kotb Abdelmohsen, Myriam Gorospe
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are generated through nonlinear back splicing, during which the 5' and 3' ends are covalently joined. Consequently, the lack of free ends makes them very stable compared to their counterpart linear RNAs. By selectively interacting with microRNAs and RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), circRNAs have been shown to influence gene expression programs. We designed a web tool, CircInteractome, in order to (1) explore potential interactions of circRNAs with RBPs, (2) design specific divergent primers to detect circRNAs, (3) study tissue- and cell-specific circRNAs, (4) identify gene-specific circRNAs, (5) explore potential miRNAs interacting with circRNAs, and (6) design specific siRNAs to silence circRNAs...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322437/deep-computational-circular-rna-analytics-from-rna-seq-data
#18
Tobias Jakobi, Christoph Dieterich
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been first described as "scrambled exons" in the 1990s. CircRNAs originate from back splicing or exon skipping of linear RNA templates and have continuously gained attention in recent years due to the availability of high-throughput whole-transcriptome sequencing methods. Numerous manuscripts describe thousands of circRNAs throughout uni- and multicellular eukaryote species and demonstrated that they are conserved, stable, and abundant in specific tissues or conditions. This manuscript provides a walk-through of our bioinformatics toolbox, which covers all aspects of in silico circRNA analysis, starting from raw sequencing data and back-splicing junction discovery to circRNA quantitation and reconstruction of internal the circRNA structure...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321806/development-of-an-in-vitro-pre-mrna-splicing-assay-using-plant-nuclear-extract
#19
Mohammed Albaqami, Anireddy S N Reddy
Background: Pre-mRNA splicing is an essential post-transcriptional process in all eukaryotes. In vitro splicing systems using nuclear or cytoplasmic extracts from mammalian cells, yeast, and Drosophila have provided a wealth of mechanistic insights into assembly and composition of the spliceosome, splicing regulatory proteins and mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing in non-plant systems. The lack of an in vitro splicing system prepared from plant cells has been a major limitation in splicing research in plants...
2018: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320582/thyroid-transcriptome-analysis-reveals-different-adaptive-responses-to-cold-environmental-conditions-between-two-chicken-breeds
#20
Shanshan Xie, Xukai Yang, Dehe Wang, Feng Zhu, Ning Yang, Zhuocheng Hou, Zhonghua Ning
Selection for cold tolerance in chickens is important for improving production performance and animal welfare. The identification of chicken breeds with higher cold tolerance and production performance will help to target candidates for the selection. The thyroid gland plays important roles in thermal adaptation, and its function is influenced by breed differences and transcriptional plasticity, both of which remain largely unknown in the chicken thyroid transcriptome. In this study, we subjected Bashang Long-tail (BS) and Rhode Island Red (RIR) chickens to either cold or warm environments for 21 weeks and investigated egg production performance, body weight changes, serum thyroid hormone concentrations, and thyroid gland transcriptome profiles...
2018: PloS One
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