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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156819/mir-29a-3p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-migration-by-downregulating-igf1r-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xiao Wang, Shasha Liu, Ling Cao, Tengfei Zhang, Dongli Yue, Liping Wang, Yu Ping, Qianyi He, Chaoqi Zhang, Meng Wang, Xinfeng Chen, Qun Gao, Dan Wang, Zhen Zhang, Fei Wang, Li Yang, Jieyao Li, Lan Huang, Bin Zhang, Yi Zhang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common primary tumor of the liver, has a poor prognosis and rapid progression. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play important roles in carcinogenesis and tumor progression. Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) is a transmembrane heterotetrameric protein that has been reported to promote transformation to malignancy and cancer cell proliferation and survival. In this study, we found that the expression of miR-29a-3p was downregulated in HCC patients, resulting in poor survival rates...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154802/microrna-profiling-in-mda-mb-231-human-breast-cancer-cell-exposed-to-the-phaleria-macrocarpa-boerl-fruit-ethyl-acetate-fraction-pmeaf-through-iilumina-hi-seq-technologies-and-various-in-silico-bioinformatics-tools
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Nowroji Kavitha, Soundararajan Vijayarathna, Shanmugapriya, Chern Ein Oon, Yeng Chen, Jagat R Kanwar, Vasu Punj, Sreenivasan Sasidharan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff) Boerl, is a famous traditional medicinal plant which exhibited cytotoxicity against various cancerous cells. Traditionally, P. macrocarpa has been used to control cancer, impotency, hemorrhoids, diabetes mellitus, allergies, liver and heart disease, kidney disorders, blood diseases, acne, stroke, migraine, and various skin diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: Recent studies have demonstrated a potent anticancer potential of P...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154799/integrative-omics-data-analyses-of-repeated-dose-toxicity-of-valproic-acid-in-vitro-reveal-new-mechanisms-of-steatosis-induction
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Simone G J van Breda, Sandra M H Claessen, Marcel van Herwijnen, Daniël H J Theunissen, Danyel G J Jennen, Theo M C M de Kok, Jos C S Kleinjans
Valproic acid (VPA) is a very potent anti-cancer and neuro-protective drug probably by its HCAC inhibiting properties, which may cause steatosis in the liver. The present study investigates the effect of repetitive VPA treatment of primary human hepatocytes (PHH) on whole genome gene expression-, DNA methylation-, and miRNA changes, using microarrays and integrated data analyses. PHH were exposed to a non-cytotoxic dose of VPA for 5days daily which induced lipid accumulation. Part of the PHH was left untreated for 3days for studying the persistence of 'omics' changes...
November 14, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152108/microrna-31-suppresses-the-self-renewal-capability-of-%C3%AE-2%C3%AE-1-liver-tumor-initiating-cells-by-targeting-isl1
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Yuan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Haibo Han, Sheng Li, Dongji Chen, Zhiqian Zhang
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that miRNAs, a class of small non-coding RNAs, are involved in the regulation of tumor-initiating cells (TICs) which are considered to be the origin of cancer development according to the cancer stem cell hypothesis. We have previously identified that miR-31 may play suppressive roles in α2δ1(+) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) TICs. Here, we confirm that the expression of miR-31 is significantly downregulated in α2δ1(+) HCC TICs. Overexpression of miR-31 in α2δ1(+) HCC TICs results in significant suppression of the self-renewal and tumorigenicity abilities of these cells...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145655/paternal-exposure-to-environmental-chemical-stress-affectsmale-offspring-s-hepatic-mitochondria
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Roger Godschalk, Alex Remels, Camiel Hoogendoorn, Jan van Benthem, Mirjam Luijten, Nur Duale, Gunnar Brunborg, Ann-Karin Olsen, Freek G Bouwman, Armelle Munnia, Marco Peluso, Edwin Mariman, Frederik Jan van Schooten
Pre-conceptional paternal exposures may affect offspring's health, which cannot be explained by mutations in germ cells, but by persistent changes in the regulation of gene expression. Therefore, we investigated whether pre-conceptional paternal exposure to benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) could alter the offspring's phenotype. Male C57BL/6 mice were exposed to B[a]P by gavage for 6 weeks, 3x per week, and were crossed with unexposed BALB-c females 6 weeks after the final exposure. The offspring was kept under normal feeding conditions and was sacrificed at 3 weeks of age...
November 14, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143999/microrna-27a-3p-inhibits-cell-viability-and-migration-through-down-regulating-dusp16-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jin-Mao Li, Jun Zhou, Zhen Xu, Hai-Jin Huang, Min-Jiang Chen, Jian-Song Ji
MicroRNA (miRNA or miR) has been shown to play an important role in the initiation and development in many different cancers. Here, we demonstrated down-regulated expression of miR-27a-3p in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues in comparison with that in adjacent normal liver tissues based on the TCGA database. Cells viability and apoptosis was measured by CCK-8 and flow cytometry assay. Cell invasion and migration was measured by Transwell and wound healing assay. The effect of miR-27a-3p on DUSP16 expression was evaluated by luciferase assays, and western blot assay...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138862/liver-kinase%C3%A2-b1-restoration-promotes-exosome-secretion-and-motility-of-lung-cancer-cells
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Cheng Zhang, Xiang Xiao, Minyi Chen, Hitham Aldharee, Yanfang Chen, Weiwen Long
Liver kinase B1 (LKB1) regulates a variety of cellular functions, including cell polarity, energy metabolism and cell growth, by targeting multiple signaling pathways such as AMPK/mTOR and p53. LKB1 functions as a tumor suppressor in sporadic cancers including lung cancer. Extracellular vesicles such as exosomes secreted by cancer cells modulate the tumor microenvironment and progression by targeting both tumor cells (autocrine actions) and other types of cells associated with tumors (paracrine actions). While the roles of LKB1 in cellular signaling in general is well-studied, its specific role in exosome-mediated signaling remains to be explored...
November 9, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137633/bi-directional-exosome-driven-intercommunication-between-the-hepatic-niche-and-cancer-cells
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Nikolina Dioufa, Amanda M Clark, Bo Ma, Colin H Beckwitt, Alan Wells
BACKGROUND: Our understanding of the multiple roles exosomes play during tumor progression is still very poor and the contribution of the normal tissue derived exosomes in distant seeding and tumor outgrowth has also not been widely appreciated. METHODS: Using our all-human liver microphysiological system (MPS) platform as a model to closely recapitulate the early metastatic events, we isolated exosomes from both tumor cells and liver microenvironment. RESULTS: We observed that while priming of the hepatic niche (HepN) with MDA-231 breast cancer derived exosomes facilitated seeding of the cancer cells in the liver, subsequent tumor outgrowth was diminished; this was consistent with increased entry into dormancy...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128635/microrna-374b-reduces-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-colon-cancer-cells-by-regulation-of-lrh-1-wnt-signaling
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Rongfeng Qu, Shuhong Hao, Xianmei Jin, Guang Shi, Qiong Yu, Xianshuang Tong, Dongrui Guo
Deregulation of microRNA (miRNA) has been suggested as a critical event in colon cancer development and progression. Recent studies have suggested that miR-374b is a novel cancer-related miRNA involved in several cancer types. Thus far, very little is known about the role of miR-374b in colon cancer; therefore, the goal of this study was to investigate the potential role of miR-374b in colon cancer. Here, we showed that miR-374b expression was significantly downregulated in colon cancer tissues and cell lines...
November 8, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119049/mir19b-3p-promotes-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-via-directly-targeting-itgb8
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Liang Huang, Jin Lin Cai, Pin Zhu Huang, Liang Kang, Mei Jin Huang, Lei Wang, Jian Ping Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are widely up-regulated or down-regulated in a variety of tumors, including lung cancer, liver cancer, and colorectal cancer (CRC). Furthermore, miRNAs can function as tumor suppressors or proto-oncogenes by controlling the growth and metastasis of cancer cells. In the present study, we found a significant increase in miR19b-3p levels in CRC compared to tumor tissue and revealed the role of miR19b-3p in CRC growth and metastasis. The exogenous overexpression of miR19b-3p induced the proliferation, migration, and invasion of CRC cells in vitro...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118269/genetic-architecture-and-regulatory-impact-on-hepatic-microrna-expression-linked-to-immune-and-metabolic-traits
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Siriluck Ponsuksili, Nares Trakooljul, Frieder Hadlich, Fiete Haack, Eduard Murani, Klaus Wimmers
Regulation of microRNA (miRNA) expression contributes to a wide range of target gene expression and phenotypes. The miRNA expression in the liver, the central metabolic organ, was examined in 209 pigs, and integrated with haematological and clinical biomarkers of metabolic and overall health, mRNA-target expression levels and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotypes. The expression levels of 426 miRNA species correlated with plasma haematological or biochemical traits (r² = |0.19-0.45|, false discovery rate < 5%)...
November 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113231/reduced-mir-125a-levels-associated-with-poor-survival-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-cancer
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Gaixia Lu, Yushui Ma, Chengyou Jia, Huiqiong Yang, Ruting Xie, Pei Luo, Li Chai, Haidong Cai, Mingxiang Cai, Zhongwei Lv, Xianling Cong, Da Fu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) serve an important role in tumorigenesis and development. Although a low expression of miR-125a in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported, the clinical significance remains unknown. In the current study, the data of Gene Expression Omnibus datasets was analyzed and significantly low expression of miR-125a in HCC was verified. Furthermore, the expression and clinical significance of miR-125a was investigated in 27 normal liver and 98 HCC tissue samples using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109031/pge2-induces-apoptosis-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-and-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-in-mice-by-downregulating-mir-23a-5p-and-mir-28a-5p
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R Brea, O Motiño, D Francés, C García-Monzón, J Vargas, M Fernández-Velasco, L Boscá, M Casado, P Martín-Sanz, N Agra
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small noncoding RNAs modulating messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein expression, have emerged as key regulatory molecules in chronic liver diseases, whose end stage is hepatic fibrosis, a major global health burden. Pharmacological strategies for prevention or treatment of hepatic fibrosis are still limited, what makes it necessary to establish a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying its pathogenesis. In this context, we have recently shown that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression in hepatocytes restricts activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), a pivotal event in the initiation and progression of hepatic fibrosis...
November 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106399/a-microrna-screen-reveals-that-elevated-hepatic-ectodysplasin-a-expression-contributes-to-obesity-induced-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle
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Motoharu Awazawa, Paula Gabel, Eva Tsaousidou, Hendrik Nolte, Marcus Krüger, Joel Schmitz, P Justus Ackermann, Claus Brandt, Janine Altmüller, Susanne Motameny, F Thomas Wunderlich, Jan-Wilhelm Kornfeld, Matthias Blüher, Jens C Brüning
Over 40% of microRNAs (miRNAs) are located in introns of protein-coding genes, and many of these intronic miRNAs are co-regulated with their host genes. In such cases of co-regulation, the products of host genes and their intronic miRNAs can cooperate to coordinately regulate biologically important pathways. Therefore, we screened intronic miRNAs dysregulated in the livers of mouse models of obesity to identify previously uncharacterized protein-coding host genes that may contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity-associated insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus...
November 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103239/elevated-levels-of-mir-122-in-serum-may-contribute-to-improved-endothelial-function-and-lower-oncologic-risk-following-bariatric-surgery
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Arnon Blum, Hila Yehuda, Nissim Geron, Ari Meerson
BACKGROUND: Weight loss surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity, and it reduces cardiovascular and cancer risk through poorly understood mechanisms. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short RNA molecules that regulate the stability and translation of many mRNAs. We hypothesized that levels of specific circulating miRNAs are altered following surgery and may contribute to lower cancer risk. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the change of miRNA following surgery. METHODS: All patients underwent gastric "sleeve operation"...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101298/loss-of-microrna-22-prevents-high-fat-diet-induced-dyslipidemia-and-increases-energy-expenditure-without-affecting-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Gabriela Placoná Diniz, Zhan-Peng Huang, Jianming Liu, Jinghai Chen, Jian Ding, Renata Inzinna Fonseca, Maria Luiza Barreto-Chaves, Jose Donato, Xiaoyun Hu, Da-Zhi Wang
Obesity is associated with development of diverse diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and dyslipidemia. MiRNA-22 (miR-22) is a critical regulator of cardiac function and targets genes involved in metabolic processes. Previously we generated miR-22 null mice and we showed that loss of miR-22 blunted cardiac hypertrophy induced by mechanohormornal stress. In this study, we examined the role of miR-22 in the cardiac and metabolic alterations promoted by high fat (HF) diet. We found that loss of miR-22 attenuated the gain of fat mass and prevented dyslipidemia induced by HF diet, although the body weight gain, or glucose intolerance and insulin resistance did not seem to be affected...
November 3, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100790/smurf2-an-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-interacts-with-pde4b-and-attenuates-liver-fibrosis-through-mir-132-mediated-ctgf-inhibition
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Yu Cai, Guanqun Huang, Lijie Ma, Ling Dong, She Chen, Xizhong Shen, Shuncai Zhang, Ruyi Xue, Deqiang Sun, Si Zhang
We previously reported that Smad ubiquitin regulatory factor 2 (Smurf2) activity was decreased in human fibrotic livers. Here, we overexpressed Smurf2 in livers of transgenic mice and observed inhibited collagen deposition and hepatic stellate cell activation in fibrotic model induced by carbon tetrachloride treatment or bile duct ligation. Hepatic Smurf2 overexpression also inhibited the production of connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), a central mediator of liver fibrosis. Using miRNA array and bioinformatics analyses, we identified miR-132 as a mediator of this inhibitory effect...
October 31, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084265/mirna-independent-hepacivirus-variants-suggest-a-strong-evolutionary-pressure-to-maintain-mir-122-dependence
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Yingpu Yu, Troels K H Scheel, Joseph M Luna, Hachung Chung, Eiko Nishiuchi, Margaret A Scull, Natalia Echeverría, Inna Ricardo-Lax, Amit Kapoor, Ian W Lipkin, Thomas J Divers, Douglas F Antczak, Bud C Tennant, Charles M Rice
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) requires the liver specific micro-RNA (miRNA), miR-122, to replicate. This was considered unique among RNA viruses until recent discoveries of HCV-related hepaciviruses prompting the question of a more general miR-122 dependence. Among hepaciviruses, the closest known HCV relative is the equine non-primate hepacivirus (NPHV). Here, we used Argonaute cross-linking immunoprecipitation (AGO-CLIP) to confirm AGO binding to the single predicted miR-122 site in the NPHV 5'UTR in vivo. To study miR-122 requirements in the absence of NPHV-permissive cell culture systems, we generated infectious NPHV/HCV chimeric viruses with the 5' end of NPHV replacing orthologous HCV sequences...
October 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079676/sex-biased-microrna-expression-in-mammals-and-birds-reveals-underlying-regulatory-mechanisms-and-a-role-in-dosage-compensation
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Maria Warnefors, Katharina Mössinger, Jean Halbert, Tania Studer, John L VandeBerg, Isa Lindgren, Amir Fallahshahroudi, Per Jensen, Henrik Kaessmann
Sexual dimorphism depends on sex-biased gene expression, but the contributions of microRNAs (miRNAs) have not been globally assessed. We therefore produced an extensive small RNA sequencing data set to analyze male and female miRNA expression profiles in mouse, opossum, and chicken. Our analyses uncovered numerous cases of somatic sex-biased miRNA expression, with the largest proportion found in the mouse heart and liver. Sex-biased expression is explained by miRNA-specific regulation, including sex-biased chromatin accessibility at promoters, rather than piggybacking of intronic miRNAs on sex-biased protein-coding genes...
October 27, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073595/epigenetically-regulated-microrna-9-5p-suppresses-the-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-tgfbr1-and-tgfbr2
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Fujun Yu, BiCheng Chen, XuFei Fan, Guojun Li, Peihong Dong, Jianjian Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been demonstrated to act as regulators of activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). It is well known that the main profibrogenic inducer transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) contributes to HSC activation, which is a key event in liver fibrosis. Increasing studies show that miR-9-5p is down-regulated in liver fibrosis and restoration of miR-9-5p limits HSC activation. However, the role of miR-9-5p in TGF-β1-induced HSC activation is still not clear...
October 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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