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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902747/joint-profiling-of-mirnas-and-mrnas-reveals-mirna-mediated-gene-regulation-in-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig-obesity-model
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Caroline M Junker Mentzel, Ferhat Alkan, Helle Keinicke, Mette J Jacobsen, Jan Gorodkin, Merete Fredholm, Susanna Cirera
Obesity and its comorbidities are an increasing challenge for both affected individuals and health care systems, worldwide. In obese individuals, perturbation of expression of both protein-coding genes and microRNAs (miRNA) are seen in obesity-relevant tissues (i.e. adipose tissue, liver and skeletal muscle). miRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules which have important regulatory roles in a wide range of biological processes, including obesity. Rodents are widely used animal models for human diseases including obesity...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899092/dysregulation-of-hepatic-microrna-expression-profiles-with-clonorchis-sinensis-infection
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Su Han, Qiaoran Tang, Xi Lu, Rui Chen, Yihong Li, Jing Shu, Xiaoli Zhang, Jianping Cao
BACKGROUND: Clonorchiasis remains an important zoonotic parasitic disease worldwide. The molecular mechanisms of host-parasite interaction are not fully understood. Non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered to be key regulators in parasitic diseases. The regulation of miRNAs and host micro-environment may be involved in clonorchiasis, and require further investigation. METHODS: MiRNA microarray technology and bioinformatic analysis were used to investigate the regulatory mechanisms of host miRNA and to compare miRNA expression profiles in the liver tissues of control and Clonorchis sinensis (C...
November 30, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898025/identification-and-characterization-of-micrornas-in-the-liver-of-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-infected-by-aeromonas-hydrophila
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Lei Cui, Hongtao Hu, Wei Wei, Weimin Wang, Hong Liu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules that play key roles in regulation of various biological processes. In order to better understand the biological significance of miRNAs in the context of Aeromonas hydrophila infection in Megalobrama amblycephala, small RNA libraries obtained from fish liver at 0 (non-infection), 4, and 24 h post infection (poi) were sequenced using Illumina deep sequencing technology. A total of 11,244,207, 9,212,958, and 7,939,157 clean reads were obtained from these three RNA libraries, respectively...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895772/hotair-a-long-non-coding-rna-driver-of-malignancy-whose-expression-is-activated-by-foxc1-negatively-regulates-mirna-1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Dong-Na Su, Shi-Pin Wu, Hong-Tao Chen, Jin-Hua He
Evidence is rapidly accumulating that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in human tumorigenesis and are dysregulated in multiple cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). lncRNAs can regulate essential pathways that contribute to tumor initiation and progression with tissue specificity, which suggests that lncRNAs may be valuable biomarkers and therapeutic targets. HOX transcript antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) has previously been demonstrated to be an oncogene and a negative prognostic factor in a variety of cancers; however, the factors that contribute to the upregulation of HOTAIR and the interaction between HOTAIR and microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) are largely unknown...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894672/mir-145-5p-regulates-the-rlr-signaling-pathway-in-miiuy-croaker-after-poly-i-c-stimulation-via-targeting-mda5
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Jingjing Han, Yuena Sun, Weihua Song, Tianjun Xu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small non-coding RNAs that participate in diverse biological processes via degrading the target mRNAs or repressing translation. In this study, the regulation of miRNA to the RLR (RIG-I-like receptor) signaling pathway by degrading the target mRNAs was researched in miiuy croaker. MDA5, a miR-145-5p putative target gene, was predicted by bioinformatics, and the target sites from the 3'untranslated region of MDA5 transcripts were confirmed using luciferase reporter assays. Pre-miR-145 was more effective in inhibiting MDA5 than miR-145-5p mimic, and the effect was dose- and time-dependent...
November 25, 2016: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886437/the-microrna-99-family-modulates-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-by-promoting-igf-1r-pi3k-akt-mtor-ulk1-signaling-induced-autophagy
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Yong Lin, Wanyu Deng, Jinke Pang, Thekla Kemper, Jing Hu, Jian Yin, Jiming Zhang, Mengji Lu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small highly conserved noncoding RNAs that are widely expressed in multicellular organisms and participate in the regulation of various cellular processes including autophagy and viral replication. Evidently, miRNAs are able to modulate host gene expression and thereby inhibit or enhance hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. The miR-99 family members are highly expressed in the liver. Interestingly, the plasma levels of miR-99 family in the peripheral blood correspond with HBV DNA loads...
November 25, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876854/mir-706-inhibits-the-oxidative-stress-induced-activation-of-pkc%C3%AE-taok1-in-liver-fibrogenesis
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Ruili Yin, Duo Guo, Shuxian Zhang, Xiuying Zhang
Oxidative stress induces the activation of liver fibrogenic cells (myofibroblasts), thus promoting the expression of fibrosis-related genes, leading to hepatic fibrogenesis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a new class of small RNAs ~18-25 nucleotides in length involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Wound-healing and remodeling processes in liver fibrosis have been associated with changes in hepatic miRNA expression. However, the role of miR-706 in liver fibrogenesis is currently unknown. In the present study, we show that miR-706 is abundantly expressed in hepatocytes...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874233/induction-of-hepatocyte-like-cells-from-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-defined-micrornas
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Xia Zhou, Lina Cui, Xinmin Zhou, Qiong Yang, Lu Wang, Guanya Guo, Yu Hou, Weile Cai, Zheyi Han, Yongquan Shi, Ying Han
Generating functional hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs) from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is of great urgency for bio-artificial liver support system (BALSS). Previously, we obtained HLCs from human umbilical cord-derived MSCs by overexpressing seven microRNAs (HLC-7) and characterized their liver functions in vitro and in vivo. Here, we aimed to screen out the optimal miRNA candidates for hepatic differentiation. We sequentially removed individual miRNAs from the pool and examined the effect of transfection with remainder using RT-PCR, periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) staining and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) uptake assays and by assessing their function in liver injury models...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868049/mirna-324-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-paracetamol-induced-liver-injury
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Hong Min Wu, Sang Geon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Stem Cell Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860186/profiles-of-mirnas-in-serum-in-severe-acute-drug-induced-liver-injury-and-their-prognostic-significance
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Mark W Russo, Nury Steuerwald, Harry J Norton, William E Anderson, David Foureau, Naga Chalasani, Robert J Fontana, Paul B Watkins, Jose Serrano, Herbert L Bonkovsky
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Drug induced liver injury (DILI) is challenging because of the lack of biomarkers to predict mortality. Our aim was to describe miRNA changes in sera of subjects with acute idiosyncratic DILI and determine if levels of miRNAs were associated with 6 month mortality. METHODS: Clinical data and sera were collected from subjects enrolled in the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network prospective study. miRNAs were isolated from serum obtained from 78 subjects within 2 weeks of acute DILI and followed up for 6 months or longer...
November 12, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856635/micrornaa-155-deficiency-leads-to-decreased-atherosclerosis-increased-white-adipose-tissue-obesity-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-novel-mouse-model-of-obesity-paradox
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Anthony Virtue, Candice Johnson, Jahaira Lopez-Pastraña, Ying Shao, Hangfei Fu, Xinyuan Li, Ya-Feng Li, Ying Yin, Jietang Mai, Victor Rizzo, Michael Tordoff, Zsolt Bagi, Huimin Shan, Xiaohua Jiang, Hong Wang, Xiao-Feng Yang
Obesity paradox (OP) describes a widely observed clinical finding of improved cardiovascular fitness and survival in some overweight or obese patients. The molecular mechanisms underlying OP remain enigmatic partly due to a lack of animal models mirroring OP in patients. Using apolipoprotein E knockout (ApoE-/-) mice on high-fat (HF) diet as an atherosclerotic obesity model, we demonstrated: 1) microRNA-155 (miRNA-155, miR-155) is significantly upregulated in aortas of ApoE-/- mice; and miR-155 deficiency in ApoE-/- mice inhibits atherosclerosis; 2) ApoE-/-/miR-155-/- (DKO) mice show HF diet-induced obesity, adipocyte hypertrophy and present with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); 3) DKO mice demonstrate HF diet-induced elevations of plasma leptin, resistin, fed-state and fasting insulin, increased expression of adipogenic transcription factors, but lack glucose intolerance and insulin resistance...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855391/suppression-of-microrna-219-5p-activates-keratinocyte-growth-factor-to-mitigate-severity-of-experimental-cirrhosis
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Li Chen, Xiang Cui, Peng Li, Cong Feng, Lili Wang, Hao Wang, Xuan Zhou, Bo Yang, Faqin Lv, Tanshi Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) plays a critical role in prevention of cirrhosis and enhancement of liver regeneration. However, the molecular regulation of KGF in liver is unknown. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) control the pathogenesis of cirrhosis, whereas the exact involved miRNAs and molecular signaling pathways remain ill-defined. Here we addressed these questions. METHODS: We examined the correlation of the levels of miR-219-5p and KGF in the liver biopsies from patients with liver diseases...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855367/the-epigenetically-regulated-microrna-378a-targets-tgf-%C3%AE-2-in-tgf-%C3%AE-1-treated-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Fujun Yu, Jianhuan Yang, Kate Huang, Xiaodong Pan, BiCheng Chen, Peihong Dong, Jianjian Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In liver fibrosis, the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is considered as a pivotal event. It is well known that transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is the main stimuli factor responsible for HSC activation. microRNAs (miRNAs), regulating various biological processes, have recently been shown to be involved in HSC activation. A recent study reported that deficiency of miR-378a contributes to cardiac fibrosis via TGF-β1-dependent paracrine mechanism. However, the involvement of miR-378a and its roles in TGF-β1-induced HSC activation remains largely unknown...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855320/mir-122-promotes-hepatic-antioxidant-defense-of-genetically-improved-farmed-tilapia-gift-oreochromis-niloticus-exposed-to-cadmium-by-directly-targeting-a-metallothionein-gene
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Jun Qiang, Yi-Fan Tao, Jie He, Pao Xu, Jin-Wen Bao, Yi-Lan Sun
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that regulate target gene expression by binding to the 3'untranslated region (3'UTR) of the target mRNA. MiRNAs regulate a large variety of genes, including those involved in liver homeostasis and energy metabolism. Down-regulated levels of hepatic miR-122 were found in genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT, Oreochromis niloticus) exposed to cadmium (Cd) stress. Here, we report for the first time that reduction of miR-122 post-transcriptionally increased metallothionein (MT) mRNA levels by binding to its 3'UTR, as shown by a 3' UTR luciferase reporter assay...
November 9, 2016: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853236/regulation-of-sirt1-nrf2-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-by-luteolin-is-critical-to-attenuate-acute-mercuric-chloride-exposure-induced-hepatotoxicity
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Daqian Yang, Xiao Tan, Zhanjun Lv, Biying Liu, Ruiqi Baiyun, Jingjing Lu, Zhigang Zhang
Inorganic mercury, though a key component of pediatric vaccines, is an environmental toxicant threatening human health via accumulating oxidative stress in part. Luteolin has been of great interest because of its antiinflammatory, anticarcinogenic and antioxidative effects. Here we hypothesized that luteolin would attenuate hepatotoxicity induced by acute inorganic mercury exposure. Kunming mice were treated with luteolin (100 mg/kg) 24 h after administration of 4 mg/kg mercuric chloride (HgCl2). The results showed that luteolin ameliorated HgCl2 induced anemia and hepatotoxicity, regulating radical oxygen species (ROS) production and hepatocyte viability in vitro and oxidative stress and apoptosis in vivo...
November 17, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846390/erk-activation-globally-downregulates-mirnas-through-phosphorylating-exportin-5
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Hui-Lung Sun, Ri Cui, JianKang Zhou, Kun-Yu Teng, Yung-Hsuan Hsiao, Kotaro Nakanishi, Matteo Fassan, Zhenghua Luo, Guqin Shi, Esmerina Tili, Huban Kutay, Francesca Lovat, Caterina Vicentini, Han-Li Huang, Shih-Wei Wang, Taewan Kim, Nicola Zanesi, Young-Jun Jeon, Tae Jin Lee, Jih-Hwa Guh, Mien-Chie Hung, Kalpana Ghoshal, Che-Ming Teng, Yong Peng, Carlo M Croce
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are mostly downregulated in cancer. However, the mechanism underlying this phenomenon and the precise consequence in tumorigenesis remain obscure. Here we show that ERK suppresses pre-miRNA export from the nucleus through phosphorylation of exportin-5 (XPO5) at T345/S416/S497. After phosphorylation by ERK, conformation of XPO5 is altered by prolyl isomerase Pin1, resulting in reduction of pre-miRNA loading. In liver cancer, the ERK-mediated XPO5 suppression reduces miR-122, increases microtubule dynamics, and results in tumor development and drug resistance...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844448/mir-27b-inhibits-gastric-cancer-metastasis-by-targeting-nr2f2
#17
Qingzhao Feng, Xionglin Wu, Fuchao Li, Beibei Ning, Xiaofeng Lu, Yin Zhang, Ying Pan, Wenxian Guan
Increasing attention is focused on the down-regulation of miRNAs in cancer process. Nuclear receptor subfamily 2 (NR2F2, also known as COUP-TFII) is involved in the development of many types of cancers, but its role in gastric cancer remains elusive. In this experiment, oncomine and Kaplan-meier database revealed that NR2F2 was up-regulated in gastric cancer and that the high NR2F2 expression contributed to poor survival. MicroRNA-27b was targeted and down-regulated by NR2F2 in human gastric cancer tissues and cells...
November 14, 2016: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832641/activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-is-inhibited-by-microrna-378a-3p-via-wnt10a
#18
Fujun Yu, XuFei Fan, Bicheng Chen, Peihong Dong, Jianjian Zheng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Wnt/β-catenin pathway is involved in liver fibrosis and microRNAs (miRNAs) are considered as key regulators of the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). A recent study showed the protective role of miR-378a-3p against cardiac fibrosis. However, whether miR-378a-3p suppresses Wnt/β-catenin pathway in liver fibrosis is largely unknown. METHODS: miR-378a-3p expression was detected in carbon tetrachloride-induced liver fibrosis and activated HSCs...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832630/decreased-mir-155-level-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-patients-may-serve-as-a-biomarker-and-may-influence-lxr-activity
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Lei Wang, Ning Zhang, Zun Wang, Dong-Mei Ai, Zhen-Yu Cao, Hua-Ping Pan
BACKGROUND: Obesity is now a common risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Thus, it is important to explore its underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Total RNA was extracted from peripheral whole blood samples from 50 NAFLD patients and 50 healthy controls. In addition, human liver specimens were obtained through liver biopsies from NAFLD patients and healthy controls. The level of miRNA was studied using real-time PCR. The expression of lipogenic genes was analyzed using western blot, and a dual luciferase reporter assay was conducted to identify the possible target gene...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825961/repression-of-microrna-function-mediates-inflammation-associated-colon-tumorigenesis
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Takeshi Yoshikawa, Jianfeng Wu, Motoyuki Otsuka, Takahiro Kishikawa, Nobumi Suzuki, Akemi Takata, Motoko Ohno, Rei Ishibashi, Mari Yamagami, Ryo Nakagawa, Naoya Kato, Masaaki Miyazawa, Jiahuai Han, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the mechanisms by which chronic inflammation contributes to carcinogenesis, such as the development of colon tumors in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases. Specific microRNA (miRNAs) can function as suppressors or oncogenes, and widespread alterations in miRNA expression have been associated with tumorigenesis. We studied whether alterations in miRNA function contribute to inflammation-associated colon carcinogenesis. METHODS: We studied the effects of inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1 alpha (IL1A), and IL1 beta (IL1B) on miRNA function, measured by activity of reporter constructs containing miRNA-binding sites in their 3' untranslated regions, in human 293T embryonic kidney, Caco-2, HT29, and HCT116 colon carcinoma cells, as well as dicer +/+ and dicer -/- and Apobec3 +/+ and Apobec3 -/- mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
November 5, 2016: Gastroenterology
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