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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911495/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-caged-sirna-with-terminal-single-vitamin-e-modification
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Jiali Yang, Lijia Yu, Liangliang Zhang, Xingsu Long, Yuzhuo Ji, Xinjing Tang
RNA-induced gene silencing has been widely applied as a powerful research tool in drug development due to its sequence-specific degradation of target mRNA. Conditional regulation of gene functions with small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) is highly useful, especially when specific gene expression regulation with spatiotemporal resolution and amplitude is desired. Here, the synthesis of a series of new caged siRNAs with vitamin E (vitE) modification and/or a single photolabile linker at the 5' terminal is described...
December 1, 2016: Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911273/robust-detection-of-immune-transcripts-in-ffpe-samples-using-targeted-rna-sequencing
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Benjamin E Paluch, Sean T Glenn, Jeffrey M Conroy, Antonios Papanicolau-Sengos, Wiam Bshara, Angela R Omilian, Elizabeth Brese, Mary Nesline, Blake Burgher, Jonathan Andreas, Kunle Odunsi, Kevin Eng, Ji He, Maochun Qin, Mark Gardner, Lorenzo Galluzzi, Carl D Morrison
Current criteria for identifying cancer patients suitable for immunotherapy with immune checkpoint blockers (ICBs) are subjective and prone to misinterpretation, as they mainly rely on the visual assessment of CD274 (best known as PD-L1) expression levels by immunohistochemistry (IHC). To address this issue, we developed a RNA sequencing (RNAseq)-based approach that specifically measures the abundance of immune transcripts in formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) specimens. Besides exhibiting superior sensitivity as compared to whole transcriptome RNAseq, our assay requires little starting material, implying that it is compatible with RNA degradation normally caused by formalin...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909970/over-expression-of-mir158-causes-pollen-abortion-in-brassica-campestris-ssp-chinensis
#3
Zhiming Ma, Jianxia Jiang, Ziwei Hu, Tianqi Lyu, Yang Yang, Jingjing Jiang, Jiashu Cao
We identified and cloned the two precursors of miR158 and its target gene in Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis, which both had high relative expression in the inflorescences. Further study revealed that over-expression of miR158 caused reduced pollen varbility, which was caused by the degradation of pollen contents from the binucleate microspore stage. These results first suggest the role of miR158 in pollen development of Brassica campestris ssp. chinensis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play crucial roles in many important growth and development processes both in plants and animals by regulating the expression of their target genes via mRNA cleavage or translational repression...
December 1, 2016: Plant Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909812/in-phyllodes-tumors-of-the-breast-expression-of-sparc-osteonectin-bm40-mrna-by-in-situ-hybridization-correlates-with-protein-expression-by-immunohistochemistry-and-is-associated-with-tumor-progression
#4
Nah Ihm Kim, Ga-Eon Kim, Ji Shin Lee, Min Ho Park
Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) plays an essential role in tumor invasion and metastasis. The present work was undertaken to detect expression of SPARC mRNA in phyllodes tumors (PTs) and its association with SPARC protein expression. This study also evaluated expression of SPARC mRNA and its correlation between grade and clinical behavior of PTs. In addition, we assessed in PTs the association of expression of SPARC with that of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and of MMP-9. SPARC mRNA expression was determined by RNAscope in situ hybridization (ISH) in 50 benign, 22 borderline, and 10 malignant PTs using a tissue microarray...
December 1, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909446/functional-toxicogenomic-profiling-expands-insight-into-modulators-of-formaldehyde-toxicity-in-yeast
#5
Matthew North, Brandon D Gaytán, Carlos Romero, Vanessa Y De La Rosa, Alex Loguinov, Martyn T Smith, Luoping Zhang, Chris D Vulpe
Formaldehyde (FA) is a commercially important chemical with numerous and diverse uses. Accordingly, occupational and environmental exposure to FA is prevalent worldwide. Various adverse effects, including nasopharyngeal, sinonasal, and lymphohematopoietic cancers, have been linked to FA exposure, prompting designation of FA as a human carcinogen by U.S. and international scientific entities. Although the mechanism(s) of FA toxicity have been well studied, additional insight is needed in regard to the genetic requirements for FA tolerance...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908544/inhibition-of-cartilage-degradation-and-suppression-of-pge2-and-mmps-expression-by-pomegranate-fruit-extract-in-a-model-of-posttraumatic-osteoarthritis
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Nahid Akhtar, Nazir M Khan, Omer S Ashruf, Tariq M Haqqi
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by cartilage degradation in the affected joints. Pomegranate fruit extract (PFE) inhibits cartilage degradation in vitro. The aim of this study was to determine whether oral consumption of PFE inhibits disease progression in rabbits with surgically induced OA. METHODS: OA was surgically induced in the tibiofemoral joints of adult New Zealand White rabbits. In one group, animals were fed PFE in water for 8 wk postsurgery...
January 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905550/deep-sequencing-of-transcriptome-profiling-of-gstm2-knock-down-in-swine-testis-cells
#7
Yuqi Lv, Yi Jin, Yongqiang Zhou, Jianjun Jin, Zhenfa Ma, Zhuqing Ren
Glutathione-S-transferases mu 2 (GSTM2), a kind of important Phase II antioxidant enzyme of eukaryotes, is degraded by nonsense mediated mRNA decay due to a C27T substitution in the fifth exon of pigs. As a reproductive performance-related gene, GSTM2 is involved in embryo implantation, whereas, functional deficiency of GSTM2 induces pre- or post-natal death in piglets potentially. To have some insight into the role of GSTM2 in embryo development, high throughput RNA sequencing is performed using the swine testis cells (ST) with the deletion of GSTM2...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904712/hyperbaric-oxygen-protects-mandibular-condylar-chondrocytes-from-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-via-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Hang Chen, Gaoyi Wu, Qi Sun, Yabing Dong, Huaqiang Zhao
Objectives: Mandibular condylar chondrocyte apoptosis is mainly responsible for the development and progression of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ-OA). Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) generally serves an agent that induces chondrocyte apoptosis. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment increases proteoglycan synthesis in vivo. We explore the protective effect of HBO on IL-1β-induced mandibular condylar chondrocyte apoptosis in rats and the potential molecular mechanisms. Methods: Chondrocytes were isolated from the TMJ of 3-4-week old Sprague-Dawley rats...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904676/nitric-oxide-from-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-may-initiate-the-compensatory-response-to-mild-hypoxia-of-astrocytes-in-a-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-dependent-manner
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Qinghai Shi, Xin Liu, Ning Wang, Xinchuan Zheng, Jianfeng Fu, Jiang Zheng
The physiological level of nitric oxide (NO) released by brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) at normoxia can block the degradation of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in astrocytes and initiate the compensatory response to hypoxia. However, it is unclear whether this occurs at mild hypoxia. This study was to investigate the expression of HIF-1α, VEGF and LDHA and the lactic acid production in astrocytes with or without co-culture with BMECs after mild hypoxia exposure. During mild hypoxia (5% O2), exogenous NO blocked the degradation of HIF-1α in astrocytes but up-regulated the transcription of VEGF and LDHA, accompanied by elevated expression of VEGF protein and increased production of lactic acid...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904047/protective-effect-of-deer-bone-oil-on-cartilage-destruction-in-rats-with-monosodium-iodoacetate-mia-induced-osteoarthritis
#10
Hyeon-Son Choi, Suji Im, Je Won Park, Hyung Joo Suh
The anti-osteoarthritic activity of the methanol fraction of deer bone oil extract (DBO-M) was evaluated in interleukin (IL)-1β-inflamed primary rabbit chondrocytes and in rats with monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis. The active compound in DBO-M was analyzed using a direct infusion liquid chromatography quadrupole (LCQ) ion-trap electrospray ionization (ESI)-mass spectrometer (MS). DBO-M significantly suppressed the IL-1β-induced sulfated-glycosaminoglycan (s-GAG) release from chondrocyte, and lowered mRNA levels of the collagen-degrading enzymes matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1 and MMP-3 in a dose-dependent manner...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904034/regulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-gene-expression-in-cultured-human-fetal-membrane-cells-by-influenza-virus-infection
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Noboru Uchide, Kyoko Obatake, Rie Yamada, Hidetaka Sadanari, Keiko Matsubara, Tsugiya Murayama, Kunio Ohyama
In order to understand a possible etiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with intrauterine influenza virus infection, we examined the effect of influenza virus infection on gene expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in cultured amnion epithelial, amnion mesenchymal and chorion trophoblast cells prepared from human fetal membrane tissues by gelatin zymography, Western blotting and reverse transcriptase-PCR. The cells were infected with influenza A (H1N1) virus. The levels of pro-MMP-9 activity in culture supernatants of three types of cells were increased during the period of 24-48 h after the virus infection as compared to those of mock infection...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903618/hypolipidemic-effect-of-oleanolic-acid-is-mediated-by-the-mir-98-5p-pgc-1%C3%AE-axis-in-high-fat-diet-induced-hyperlipidemic-mice
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Siyu Chen, Xiaoan Wen, Wenxiang Zhang, Chen Wang, Jun Liu, Chang Liu
Oleanolic acid (OA) is an active component of the traditional Chinese herb olea europaea l. and has been found to exhibit a significant lipid-lowering effect; however, its direct molecular target is still unknown, which limits its clinical application and the possible structure modification to improve its beneficial functions. In this regard, we carried out the present study to identify potential hepatic targets of OA to mediate its lipid-lowering effect. We found that both acute and chronic OA treatments reduced serum levels of triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol, and decreased hepatic expression levels of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ coactivator-1β (PGC-1β), which is an important regulator in maintaining hepatic lipid homeostasis, and its downstream target genes...
November 30, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900820/investigation-of-the-effects-of-kisspeptin-10-in-methionine-induced-lipid-peroxidation-in-testicle-tissue-of-young-rats
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Hatice Akkaya, Signem Eyuboglu, Gozde Erkanlı Senturk, Bayram Yilmaz
Disruption of the balance oxidants, antioxidants cause various pathophysiological conditions such as lipid peroxidation, protein degradation, or DNA damage. We have examined possible effects of kisspeptin-10 on the structural damage produced by methionine-induced lipid peroxidation in testicle tissue of young rats. Kisspeptin-10 did not significantly affect spermatogenic cells in seminiferous tubules. Testosterone levels decreased in the methionine group as compared with the control group but without statistical significance...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900599/melatonin-attenuates-manganese-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-activation-of-bv2-microglia
#14
Euteum Park, Hong Sung Chun
Melatonin, a naturally occurring neurohormone in the pineal gland, has been shown to exert antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. This study examined the effects of melatonin on manganese (Mn) and/or lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced microglial activation. Melatonin (10 μM) inhibited Mn (100 μM) and/or LPS (0.5 μg/ml)-induced phagocytotic activity of activated BV2 microglia. It also inhibited the lipid peroxidation and intracellular reduced glutathione (GSH) depletion induced by Mn and/or LPS. Melatonin effectively suppressed the upregulation of interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) at both mRNA and protein levels in Mn and/or LPS-stimulated BV2 microglia...
November 30, 2016: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895497/microrna-9-suppresses-the-growth-migration-and-invasion-of-malignant-melanoma-cells-via-targeting-nrp1
#15
Dan Xu, Xiaofeng Chen, Quanyong He, Chengqun Luo
MicroRNAs (miRs) are a class of small noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate the gene expression by directly binding to the 3' untranslated region of their target mRNA, thus resulting in mRNA degradation or translational repression. miR-9 has recently been demonstrated to play a role in the development and progression of malignant melanoma (MM), but the regulatory mechanism of miR-9 in the malignant phenotypes of MM still remains largely unknown. In this study, a total of 73 pairs of MM tissues and adjacent normal tissues were collected...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895152/spatio-temporal-uncoupling-of-mirna-mediated-translational-repression-and-target-rna-degradation-controls-mirnp-recycling-in-mammalian-cells
#16
Mainak Bose, Bahnisikha Barman, Avijit Goswami, Suvendra N Bhattacharyya
miRNA-mediated repression control expression of more than half of protein coding genes in metazoan animals. Translation repression is associated with target mRNA degradation initiated by decapping and deadenylation of the repressed mRNAs. Earlier evidence suggest Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) as the site where miRNPs interact with their targets before the translation repression sets in but the subcellular location of subsequent degradation of miRNA-repressed messages is largely unidentified. Here, we explore the subcellular distribution of essential components of degradation machineries of miRNA-targeted mRNAs...
November 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894398/mir-488-determines-coat-pigmentation-by-down-regulating-the-pigment-producing-gene-pro-opiomelanocortin
#17
H Wang, S Ma, L Xue, Y Li, J Wang, X He, Z Zhu, C Dong
Coat color is a key economic trait in wool- and fur-producing animals. Coat color is controlled by complex mechanisms. Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is a gene involved in pigment formation. Previous studies suggested that miR-488 might target the POMC mRNA. This study aimed to determine whether miR-488 could affect coat color by regulating POMC and to explore the regulatory roles of miR-488 on coat color in mammals. A dual fluorescence report vector containing the 3'-UTR of POMC was built to determine whether miR-488 could post-transcriptionally regulate POMC expression...
October 31, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886559/ectopic-expression-of-ga-2-oxidase-6-from-rapeseed-brassica-napus-l-causes-dwarfism-late-flowering-and-enhanced-chlorophyll-accumulation-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#18
Jindong Yan, Xiaoying Liao, Reqing He, Ming Zhong, Panpan Feng, Xinmei Li, Dongying Tang, Xuanming Liu, Xiaoying Zhao
Gibberellins (GAs) are endogenous hormones that play an important role in higher plant growth and development. GA2-oxidase (GA2ox) promotes catabolism and inactivation of bioactive GAs or their precursors. In this study, we identified the GA2-oxidase gene, BnGA2ox6, and found it to be highly expressed in the silique and flower. Overexpression of BnGA2ox6 in Arabidopsis resulted in GA-deficiency symptoms, including inhibited elongation of the hypocotyl and stem, delayed seed germination, and late flowering. BnGA2ox6 overexpression reduced silique growth, but had no effect on seed development...
November 15, 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886048/interactions-between-the-hiv-1-unspliced-mrna-and-host-mrna-decay-machineries
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Daniela Toro-Ascuy, Bárbara Rojas-Araya, Fernando Valiente-Echeverría, Ricardo Soto-Rifo
The human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) unspliced transcript is used both as mRNA for the synthesis of structural proteins and as the packaged genome. Given the presence of retained introns and instability AU-rich sequences, this viral transcript is normally retained and degraded in the nucleus of host cells unless the viral protein REV is present. As such, the stability of the HIV-1 unspliced mRNA must be particularly controlled in the nucleus and the cytoplasm in order to ensure proper levels of this viral mRNA for translation and viral particle formation...
November 23, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884646/microrna-92a-3p-regulates-the-expression-of-cartilage-specific-genes-by-directly-targeting-histone-deacetylase-2-in-chondrogenesis-and-degradation
#20
Guping Mao, Ziji Zhang, Zhiyu Huang, Weishen Chen, Guangxin Huang, Fangang Meng, Zhiqi Zhang, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVE: Increased activity of histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) has been found in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and cartilage matrix degradation and has been shown to mediate the repression of cartilage-specific gene expression in human chondrocytes. We aimed to determine whether microRNA-92a-3p (miR-92a-3p) regulates cartilage-specific gene expression via targeted HDAC2 in chondrogenesis and degradation. METHODS: miR-92a-3p expression was assessed in vitro in a human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) model of chondrogenesis and in normal and OA primary human chondrocytes (PHCs), and in normal and OA human cartilage by in situ hybridization...
November 21, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
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