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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412032/upregulation-of-mir-369-3p-suppresses-cell-migration-and-proliferation-by-targeting-sox4-in-hirschsprung-s-disease
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Weikang Pan, Hui Yu, Baijun Zheng, Ya Gao, Peng Li, Qiang Huang, Chong Xie, Xin Ge
BACKGROUND: Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) is a congenital digestive disease in the new born. miR-369-3p has been reported to be involved in many human diseases. However, the relationship between miR-369-3p and HSCR remains largely unknown. METHODS: In this study, qRT-PCR was used to detect the relative expression of miR-369-3p in 60 HSCR bowel tissue samples and 47 matched controls. Bioinformatic analysis and dual-luciferase reporter assay were performed to evaluate the target for miR-369-3p...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411269/novel-regulatory-mechanisms-for-the-soxc-transcriptional-network-required-for-visual-pathway-development
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Kun-Che Chang, Jonathan Hertz, Xiong Zhang, Xiao-Lu Jin, Peter Shaw, Brooke A Derosa, Janet Y Li, Praseeda Venugopalan, Daniel A Valenzuela, Roshni D Patel, Kristina R Russano, Shomoukh A Alshamekh, Catalina Sun, Kevin Tenerelli, Chenyi Li, Dmitri Velmeshev, Yuyan Cheng, Timothy M Boyce, Alexandra Dreyfuss, Mohammed S Uddin, Kenneth J Muller, Derek M Dykxhoorn, Jeffrey L Goldberg
What pathways specify retinal ganglion cell (RGC) fate in the developing retina? Here we report on mechanisms by which a molecular pathway involving Sox4/Sox11 is required for RGC differentiation and for optic nerve formation in mice in vivo, and is sufficient to differentiate human induced pluripotent stem cells into electrophysiologically active RGCs. These data place Sox4 downstream of RE1 silencing transcription factor (REST) in regulating RGC fate, and further describe a newly identified, Sox4-regulated SUMOylation site in Sox11, which suppresses Sox11's nuclear localization and its ability to promote RGC differentiation, providing a mechanism for the SoxC familial compensation observed here and elsewhere in the nervous system...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393247/bioinformatics-analysis-of-gene-expression-alterations-in-microrna%C3%A2-122-knockout-mice-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Bosheng He, Ying He, Weixiang Shi, Shenchu Gong, Xiaohong Chen, Jing Xiao, Jinhua Gu, Wenbin Ding, Yilang Wang
Reduced microRNA (miR)‑122 expression levels are frequently observed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study was conducted to investigate potential targets of miR‑122 and determine the underlying regulatory mechanisms of miR‑122 in HCC development. The public dataset GSE31731 was utilized, consisting of 8 miR‑122 knockout (KO) mice (miR‑122 KO) and 8 age‑matched wild‑type mice (WT group). Following data preprocessing, the differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were selected, followed by enrichment analysis...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279198/sox9-transcriptionally-regulates-wnt-signaling-in-intestinal-epithelial-stem-cells-in-hypomethylated-crypts-in-the-diabetic-state
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Can-Ze Huang, Ji-Hao Xu, Wa Zhong, Zhong-Sheng Xia, Si-Yi Wang, Di Cheng, Jie-Yao Li, Ting-Feng Wu, Qi-Kui Chen, Tao Yu
BACKGROUND: Distinctive structures called crypts harbor intestinal epithelial stem cells (IESCs) which generate progenitor and terminally differentiated cells in the intestinal epithelium. Mammalian IESCs and their daughter cells require the participation of DNA methylation and the transcription factor Sox9 for proliferation and differentiation. However, the association between Sox9 and DNA methylation in this process remains elusive. METHODS: The DNA methylation of small intestinal epithelial crypts in db/db mice was detected via combining methylated DNA immunoprecipitation with microarray hybridization...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257144/the-anti-hepatic-fibrosis-effects-of-dihydrotanshinone-i-are-mediated-by-disrupting-the-yap-and-tead2-complex-and-stimulating-autophagy
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Maoxu Ge, Hong Liu, Yixuan Zhang, Naren Li, Shuangshuang Zhao, Wuli Zhao, Yongzhan Zhen, Jianzhong Yu, Hongwei He, Rong-Guang Shao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dihydrotanshinone I (DHI), a lipophilic component of traditional Chinese medicine Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, has various therapeutic effects. In this study, we investigated the anti-fibrotic effects of DHI and its underlying mechanisms in vitro and in vivo. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Rats that underwent bile duct ligation (BDL) were treated with DHI (25 mg·kg(-1) ·d(-1) , ip) for 14 d. Serum biochemical and liver tissue morphological analyses were performed...
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215559/soxc-transcription-factors-promote-contralateral-retinal-ganglion-cell-differentiation-and-axon-guidance-in-the-mouse-visual-system
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Takaaki Kuwajima, Célia A Soares, Austen A Sitko, Véronique Lefebvre, Carol Mason
Transcription factors control cell identity by regulating diverse developmental steps such as differentiation and axon guidance. The mammalian binocular visual circuit is comprised of projections of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) to ipsilateral and contralateral targets in the brain. A transcriptional code for ipsilateral RGC identity has been identified, but less is known about the transcriptional regulation of contralateral RGC development. Here we demonstrate that SoxC genes (Sox4, 11, and 12) act on the progenitor-to-postmitotic transition to implement contralateral, but not ipsilateral, RGC differentiation, by binding to Hes5 and thus repressing Notch signaling...
March 8, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176176/amplification-of-sox4-promotes-pi3k-akt-signaling-in-human-breast-cancer
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Gaurav A Mehta, Joel S Parker, Grace O Silva, Katherine A Hoadley, Charles M Perou, Michael L Gatza
PURPOSE: The PI3K/Akt signaling axis contributes to the dysregulation of many dominant features in breast cancer including cell proliferation, survival, metabolism, motility, and genomic instability. While multiple studies have demonstrated that basal-like or triple-negative breast tumors have uniformly high PI3K/Akt activity, genomic alterations that mediate dysregulation of this pathway in this subset of highly aggressive breast tumors remain to be determined. METHODS: In this study, we present an integrated genomic analysis based on the use of a PI3K gene expression signature as a framework to analyze orthogonal genomic data from human breast tumors, including RNA expression, DNA copy number alterations, and protein expression...
April 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157484/small-molecules-modulate-chromatin-accessibility-to-promote-neurog2-mediated-fibroblast-to-neuron-reprogramming
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Derek K Smith, Jianjing Yang, Meng-Lu Liu, Chun-Li Zhang
Pro-neural transcription factors and small molecules can induce the reprogramming of fibroblasts into functional neurons; however, the immediate-early molecular events that catalyze this conversion have not been well defined. We previously demonstrated that neurogenin 2 (NEUROG2), forskolin (F), and dorsomorphin (D) can reprogram fibroblasts into functional neurons with high efficiency. Here, we used this model to define the genetic and epigenetic events that initiate an acquisition of neuronal identity. We demonstrate that NEUROG2 is a pioneer factor, FD enhances chromatin accessibility and H3K27 acetylation, and synergistic transcription activated by these factors is essential to successful reprogramming...
November 8, 2016: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133610/histological-and-pathological-assessment-of-mir-204-and-sox4-levels-in-gastric-cancer-patients
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Xiao Yuan, Shuanhu Wang, Mulin Liu, Zhen Lu, Yanqing Zhan, Wenbin Wang, A-Man Xu
Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers and the efficient therapeutic methods are limited. Further study of the exact molecular mechanism of gastric cancer to develop novel targeted therapies is necessary and urgent. We herein systematically examined that miR-204 suppressed both proliferation and metastasis of gastric cancer AGS cells. miR-204 directly targeted SOX4. In clinical tissue research, we determined that miR-204 was expressed much lower and SOX4 expressed much higher in gastric cancer tissues compared with normal gastric tissues...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118982/sox4-regulates-gonad-morphogenesis-and-promotes-male-germ-cell-differentiation-in-mice
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Liang Zhao, Michel Arsenault, Ee Ting Ng, Enya Longmuss, Tevin Chui-Ying Chau, Sunny Hartwig, Peter Koopman
The group C SOX transcription factors SOX4, -11 and -12 play important and mutually overlapping roles in development of a number of organs. Here, we examined the role of SoxC genes during gonadal development in mice. All three genes were expressed in developing gonads of both sexes, predominantly in somatic cells, with Sox4 being most strongly expressed. Sox4 deficiency resulted in elongation of both ovaries and testes, and an increased number of testis cords. While female germ cells entered meiosis normally, male germ cells showed reduced levels of differentiation markers Nanos2 and Dnmt3l and increased levels of pluripotency genes Cripto and Nanog, suggesting that SOX4 may normally act to restrict the pluripotency period of male germ cells and ensure their proper differentiation...
March 1, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118321/propofol-suppresses-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cell-migration-and-invasion-by-down-regulation-of-sex-determining-region-y-box-4-sox4
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Chun-Li Zhou, Jing-Jing Li, Peng Ji
BACKGROUND This study was done to verify whether propofol could inhibit esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cell line EC9706 cell migration and invasion by targeting SOX4. MATERIAL AND METHODS Different concentrations of propofol were co-incubated with EC9706 cells. The pcDNA-SOX4 or SOX4 siRNA plasmid was transfected into cells before the treatment with propofol 5 µg/L. The migratory and invasion ability of EC9706 cells were tested by wound-healing assay and Transwell chambers. Western blotting was used to investigate the expressions of MMP-2, MMP-9, TIMP-1, TIMP-2, and SOX4...
January 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105216/identification-of-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-colorectal-cancer-by-bioinformatics-analysis
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Ming Yan, Maomin Song, Rixing Bai, Shi Cheng, Wenmao Yan
The aim of the present study was to identify potential therapeutic targets for colorectal cancer (CRC). The gene expression profile GSE32323, containing 34 samples, including 17 specimens of CRC tissues and 17 of paired normal tissues from CRC patients, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. Following data preprocessing using the Affy and preprocessCore packages, the differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) between the two types of samples were identified with the Linear Models for Microarray Analysis package...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088579/the-microrna-449-family-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-mediated-liver-cancer-cell-migration-by-targeting-sox4
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Maria Sandbothe, Reena Buurman, Nicole Reich, Luisa Greiwe, Beate Vajen, Engin Gürlevik, Vera Schäffer, Marlies Eilers, Florian Kühnel, Alejandro Vaquero, Thomas Longerich, Stephanie Roessler, Peter Schirmacher, Michael P Manns, Thomas Illig, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Britta Skawran
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Modulation of microRNA expression is a potential treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, the epigenetically regulated microRNA-449 family (miR-449a, miR-449b, miR-449c) was characterized with regards to its functional effects and target genes in HCC. METHODS: After transfection of miR-449a, miR-449b, and/or miR-449c, tumor-relevant functional effects were analyzed using in vitro assays and a xenograft mouse model. Binding specificities, target genes, and regulated pathways of each miRNA were identified by microarray analyses...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038442/mutations-acquired-by-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-give-rise-to-an-aggressive-phenotype
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Ji-Hye Choi, Min Jae Kim, Yong Keun Park, Jong-Yeop Im, So Mee Kwon, Hyung Chul Kim, Hyun Goo Woo, Hee-Jung Wang
Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) even after curative resection causes dismal outcomes of patients. Here, to delineate the driver events of genomic and transcription alteration during HCC recurrence, we performed RNA-Seq profiling of the paired primary and recurrent tumors from two patients with intrahepatic HCC. By comparing the mutational and transcriptomic profiles, we identified somatic mutations acquired by HCC recurrence including novel mutants of GOLGB1 (E2721V) and SF3B3 (H804Y). By performing experimental evaluation using siRNA-mediated knockdown and overexpression constructs, we demonstrated that the mutants of GOLGB1 and SF3B3 can promote cell proliferation, colony formation, migration, and invasion of liver cancer cells...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982693/long-noncoding-rna-dancr-is-a-positive-regulator-of-proliferation-and-chondrogenic-differentiation-in-human-synovium-derived-stem-cells
#15
Lei Zhang, Chao Yang, Shuo Chen, Guihua Wang, Ben Shi, Xin Tao, Liwu Zhou, Jianning Zhao
Cartilage tissues have limited capacity for repair after damage and then cause osteoarthritis, so finding alternative treatment is ongoing. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have become a promising therapy for cartilage damage and diseases due to the advantages of easy separation, high proliferative potentiality, and genetic stability. Synovium-derived MSCs (SMSCs) have been recognized as an ideal source for cartilage repair. In our previous study, we found that Sox4 promoted proliferation and chondrogenesis of SMSCs through upregulation of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) DANCR...
February 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907195/novel-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-agonist-suppresses-migration-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Hamza Hanieh, Omar Mohafez, Villianur Ibrahim Hairul-Islam, Abdullah Alzahrani, Mohammad Bani Ismail, Krishnaraj Thirugnanasambantham
BACKGROUND: Despite the remarkable progress to fight against breast cancer, metastasis remains the dominant cause of treatment failure and recurrence. Therefore, control of invasiveness potential of breast cancer cells is crucial. Accumulating evidences suggest Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr), a helix-loop-helix transcription factor, as a promising target to control migration and invasion in breast cancer cells. Thus, an Ahr-based exploration was performed to identify a new Ahr agonist with inhibitory potentials on cancer cell motility...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873024/p4%C3%A2-medicine-and-osteoporosis-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
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Klemen Kodrič, Klemen Čamernik, Darko Černe, Radko Komadina, Janja Marc
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis is the most frequent bone metabolic disease. In order to improve early detection, prediction, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease, a new model of P4 medicine (personalized, predictive, preventive, and participatory medicine) could be applied. The aim of this work was to systematically review the publications of four different types of "omics" studies related to osteoporosis, in order to discover novel predictive, preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic targets for better management of the geriatric population...
December 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831649/mir-129-5p-is-downregulated-in-breast-cancer-cells-partly-due-to-promoter-h3k27m3-modification-and-regulates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-multi-drug-resistance
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Q-X Luan, B-G Zhang, X-J Li, M-Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we firstly studied whether H3K27me3 modification is a mechanism of miR-129-5p downregulation in breast cancer and further investigated the functional role of miR-129-5p in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and in multi-drug resistance (MDR) of the cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunoprecipitation (IP) and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay were performed to detect the association among SOX4, EZH2 and H3K27me3 and their enrichment in the promoter region of miR-129-2...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827314/lncrnas-as-novel-indicators-of-patients-prognosis-in-stage-i-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-retrospective-and-multicentric-study
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Paolo Martini, Lara Paracchini, Giulia Caratti, Maurizia Mello-Grand, Robert Fruscio, Luca Beltrame, Enrica Calura, Gabriele Sales, Antonella Ravaggi, Eliana Bignotti, Franco E Odicino, Enrico Sartori, Patrizia Perego, Dionyssios Katsaros, Ilaria Craparotta, Giovanna Chiorino, Stefano Cagnin, Laura Mannarino, Lorenzo Ceppi, Costantino Mangioni, Chiara Ghimenti, Maurizio D'Incalci, Sergio Marchini, Chiara Romualdi
PURPOSE: Stage I epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) represents about 10% of all EOCs and is characterized by good prognosis with fewer than 20% of patients relapsing. As it occurs less frequently than advanced stage EOC, its molecular features have not been thoroughly investigated. We have demonstrated that in stage I EOC hsa-miR-200c-3p can predict patients' outcome. In the present study, we analyzed the expression of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) to enable potential definition of a non coding transcriptional signature with prognostic relevance for stage I EOC...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812929/mir-212-132-is-epigenetically-downregulated-by-sox4-ezh2-h3k27me3-feedback-loop-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Lin Lin, Zhiwen Wang, Haihong Jin, Hongzhen Shi, Zhihong Lu, Zhenqin Qi
Both miR-212 and miR-132 are usually downregulated in ovarian cancer and act as tumor suppressors. However, the mechanism of their downregulation in ovarian cancer is not clear. In this study, we investigated the regulative effects of miR-212 and miR-132 on SOX4 expression in ovarian cancer cells and also studied whether there is a feedback regulation between miR-212/miR-132 and SOX4 via an epigenetic mechanism. The results showed that both EZH2 and SOX4 overexpressions significantly repressed miR-212 and miR-132 expressions in SKOV3 and OV2008 cells...
November 3, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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