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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437675/whole-blood-sequencing-reveals-circulating-microrna-associations-with-high-risk-traits-in-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Alice Wang, Lydia Coulter Kwee, Elizabeth Grass, Megan L Neely, Simon G Gregory, Keith A A Fox, Paul W Armstrong, Harvey D White, E Magnus Ohman, Matthew T Roe, Svati H Shah, Mark Y Chan
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although circulating microRNA (miRNAs) have emerged as biomarkers predicting mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS), more data are needed to understand these mechanisms. Mapping miRNAs to high-risk traits may identify miRNAs involved in pathways conferring risk for poor outcome in ACS. We aim to investigate the relationship between circulating miRNAs and high-risk traits in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). METHODS: Whole-genome miRNA sequencing was performed on RNA extracted from whole blood of 199 patients with NSTE-ACS...
March 30, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436990/tcrp1-promotes-nih-3t3-cell-transformation-by-over-activating-pdk1-and-akt1
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C Wang, H Liu, Q Qiu, Z Zhang, Y Gu, Z He
Tongue cancer resistance-related protein 1 (TCRP1) gene was first cloned from the multidrug resistance tongue cancer cell (Tca8113/pingyangmycin) in our lab. Our precious studies demonstrated that TCRP1 was involving in chemotherapy and radiotherapy resistance of tongue cancer cells, lung cancer cells and ovarian cancer cells. In this study, we showed that TCRP1 overexpression promotes cell transformation and tumorigenesis through hyperphosphorylation of the oncogenic kinase 3-phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase-1 (PDK1) and AKT1, whereas inhibition of PDK1 by OSU-03012 or PDK1 small interfering RNA reversed TCRP1-mediated cell transformation...
April 24, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434803/genetic-dissection-of-the-planarian-reproductive-system-through-characterization-of-schmidtea-mediterranea-cpeb-homologs
#3
Labib Rouhana, Junichi Tasaki, Amir Saberi, Phillip A Newmark
Cytoplasmic polyadenylation is a mechanism of mRNA regulation prevalent in metazoan germ cells; it is largely dependent on Cytoplasmic Polyadenylation Element Binding proteins (CPEBs). Two CPEB homologs were identified in the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Smed-CPEB1 is expressed in ovaries and yolk glands of sexually mature planarians, and required for oocyte and yolk gland development. In contrast, Smed-CPEB2 is expressed in the testes and the central nervous system; its function is required for spermatogenesis as well as non-autonomously for development of ovaries and accessory reproductive organs...
April 20, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431800/genetic-predictors-of-antipsychotic-response-to-lurasidone-identified-in-a-genome-wide-association-study-and-by-schizophrenia-risk-genes
#4
Jiang Li, Akane Yoshikawa, Mark D Brennan, Timothy L Ramsey, Herbert Y Meltzer
Biomarkers which predict response to atypical antipsychotic drugs (AAPDs) increases their benefit/risk ratio. We sought to identify common variants in genes which predict response to lurasidone, an AAPD, by associating genome-wide association study (GWAS) data and changes (Δ) in Positive And Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) scores from two 6-week randomized, placebo-controlled trials of lurasidone in schizophrenia (SCZ) patients. We also included SCZ risk SNPs identified by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium using a polygenic risk analysis...
April 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429752/lncrna-hit-promotes-cell-proliferation-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-association-with-e2f1
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L Yu, F Fang, S Lu, X Li, Y Yang, Z Wang
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death around the world. Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) has pivotal roles in cancer occurrence and development. However, only a few lncRNAs have been functionally characterized. In the present study, we investigated the effects of lncRNA-HIT (HOXA transcript induced by TGFβ) expression on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell phenotype with the gain-of-function and loss-of-function assays. We found that ectopic expression or knockdown of lncRNA-HIT markedly increased or decreased NSCLC cell proliferation, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429354/the-role-of-the-hippocampus-and-the-function-of-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-in-the-mechanism-of-traumatic-brain-injury-accelerating-fracture-healing
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Y Song, G-X Han, L Chen, Y-Z Zhai, J Dong, W Chen, T-S Li, H-Y Zhu
OBJECTIVE: This research attempts to identify the part the hippocampus plays in accelerated fracture-healing after traumatic brain injury as well as to test functions of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) during this process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were carried out on Male Sprague-Dawley rats that were split into four groups at random: TBI-fracture group, fracture-only group, TBI-only group, and control group. In the first week, blood specimen would be drawn from rats among the groups except those of the control group at three-time points (24, 72 and 168 hours) post-damage...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429312/sox11-regulates-the-pro-apoptosis-signal-pathway-and-predicts-a-favorable-prognosis-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Wenjuan Yang, Yanying Wang, Zhen Yu, Zengjun Li, Gang An, Wei Liu, Rui Lv, Liping Ma, Shuhua Yi, Lugui Qiu
Sex-determining region Y-box 11 (SOX11) is an important diagnostic marker in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). However, the direct oncogenic mechanisms and downstream effector pathways implicated in SOX11-driven transformation remain poorly understood. In the present study, we analyzed SOX11 expression in B-NHL, and used lentivirus-mediated RNA interference targeting SOX11 to investigate the resulting changes in cellular processes and the underlying mechanisms in MCL cell lines. We found that patients with higher SOX11 expression have superior overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) compared to those with lower SOX11 expression...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425640/profiling-of-the-silica-induced-molecular-events-in-lung-epithelial-cells-using-the-rna-seq-approach
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Judy Y W Chan, Joseph C C Tsui, Patrick T W Law, Winnie K W So, Doris Y P Leung, Michael M K Sham, Stephen K W Tsui, Carmen W H Chan
Silicosis is a prolonged, irreversible and incurable occupational disease, and there is a significant number of newly diagnosed cases every year in Hong Kong. Due to the long latency of the disease, the diagnosis can be missed until detailed clinical examination at a later stage. For a better control of this deadly disease, detailing the pro-inflammatory and fibrotic events in the macrophage would be instrumental in understanding the pathogenesis of the disease and essential for the significant biomarkers discovery...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424098/identification-of-odorant-binding-protein-genes-in-galeruca-daurica-coleoptera-chrysomelidae-and-analysis-of-their-expression-profiles
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L Li, Y-T Zhou, Y Tan, X-R Zhou, B-P Pang
Odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) play a fundamental role in insect olfaction. In recent years, Galeruca daurica (Joannis) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) has become one of the most important insect pests in the Inner Mongolian grasslands of China. This pest only feeds on the species of Allium plants, implying the central role of olfaction in its search for specific host plants. However, the olfaction-related proteins have not been investigated in this beetle. In this study, we identified 29 putative OBP genes, namely GdauOBP1-29, from the transcriptome database of G...
April 20, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424071/imatinib-treatment-of-poor-prognosis-mesenchymal-type-primary-colon-cancer-a-proof-of-concept-study-in-the-preoperative-window-period-impacct
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I Ubink, H J Bloemendal, S G Elias, M A Brink, M P Schwartz, Y C W Holierhoek, P M Verheijen, A W Boerman, R H J Mathijssen, W W J de Leng, R A de Weger, W M U van Grevenstein, M Koopman, M P Lolkema, O Kranenburg, I H M Borel Rinkes
BACKGROUND: The identification of four Consensus Molecular Subtypes (CMS1-4) of colorectal cancer forms a new paradigm for the design and evaluation of subtype-directed therapeutic strategies. The most aggressive subtype - CMS4 - has the highest chance of disease recurrence. Novel adjuvant therapies for patients with CMS4 tumours are therefore urgently needed. CMS4 tumours are characterized by expression of mesenchymal and stem-like genes. Previous pre-clinical work has shown that targeting Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptors (PDGFRs) and the related KIT receptor with imatinib is potentially effective against mesenchymal-type colon cancer...
April 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421241/effect-of-methyl-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-on-gene-expression-in-microbial-conversion-of-phytosterol
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Victoria Y Shtratnikova, Mikhail I Schelkunov, Dmitry V Dovbnya, Eugeny Y Bragin, Marina V Donova
Modified β-cyclodextrins are widely used for the enhancement of microbial conversions of lipophilic compounds such as steroids. Multiple mechanisms of cyclodextrin-mediated enhancement of phytosterol bioconversion by mycobacteria had previously been shown to include steroid solubilization, alterations in the cell wall permeability for both steroids and nutrients, facilitation of protein leaking, and activity suppression of some steroid-transforming enzymes.In this work, we studied whether cyclodextrins might affect expression of the genes involved in the steroid catabolic pathway...
April 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420296/the-effect-of-engineered-nanotopography-of-electrospun-microfibers-on-fiber-rigidity-and-macrophage-cytokine-production
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Nicholas J Schaub, Anthony R D'Amato, Andrew Mason, David T Corr, Erin Y Harmon, Michelle R Lennartz, Ryan J Gilbert
Currently, it is unknown how the mechanical properties of electrospun fibers, and the presentation of surface nanotopography influence macrophage gene expression and protein production. By further elucidating how specific fiber properties (mechanical properties or surface properties) alter macrophage behavior, it may be possible to create electrospun fiber scaffolds capable of initiating unique cellular and tissue responses. In this study, we determined the elastic modulus and rigidity of fibers with varying topographies created by finely controlling humidity and including a non-solvent during electrospinning...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414310/autophagy-supports-generation-of-cells-with-high-cd44-expression-via-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-parkin-mediated-mitochondrial-clearance
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K A Whelan, P M Chandramouleeswaran, K Tanaka, M Natsuizaka, M Guha, S Srinivasan, D S Darling, Y Kita, S Natsugoe, J D Winkler, A J Klein-Szanto, R K Amaravadi, N G Avadhani, A K Rustgi, H Nakagawa
High CD44 expression is associated with enhanced malignant potential in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), among the deadliest of all human carcinomas. Although alterations in autophagy and CD44 expression are associated with poor patient outcomes in various cancer types, the relationship between autophagy and cells with high CD44 expression remains incompletely understood. In transformed oesophageal keratinocytes, CD44(Low)-CD24(High) (CD44L) cells give rise to CD44(High)-CD24(-/Low) (CD44H) cells via epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in response to transforming growth factor (TGF)-β...
April 17, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412292/hla-bw4-80-t-and-multiple-hla-bw4-copies-combined-with-kir3dl1-associate-with-spontaneous-clearance-of-hcv-infection-in-people-who-inject-drugs
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Christine Thöns, Tina Senff, Theresa J Hydes, Angela R Manser, Falko M Heinemann, Andreas Heinold, Martin Heilmann, Arthur Y Kim, Markus Uhrberg, Norbert Scherbaum, Georg M Lauer, Salim I Khakoo, Jörg Timm
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NK cell function is regulated by inhibitory and activating receptors including killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs). Here, we analyzed the impact of different KIR/KIR-ligand genotypes on the outcome of HCV infection in people who inject drugs (PWID). KIR/KIR-ligand genotypes associated with spontaneous clearance of HCV infection were identified in a cohort of PWID from Germany (n=266) and further validated in a second anti-HCV positive cohort of PWID recruited in North America (n=342)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407308/methods-of-rna-preparation-affect-mrna-abundance-quantification-of-reference-genes-in-pig-maturing-oocytes
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Y-K Wang, X Li, Z-Q Song, C-X Yang
To ensure accurate normalization and quantification of target RNA transcripts using reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), most studies focus on the identification of stably expressed gene(s) as internal reference. However, RNA preparation methods could also be an important factor, especially for test samples of limited quantity (e.g. oocytes). In this study, we aimed to select appropriate reference gene(s), and evaluate the effect of RNA preparation methods on gene expression quantification in porcine oocytes and cumulus cells during in vitro maturation...
April 13, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399134/an-improved-method-to-quantitate-mature-plant-microrna-in-biological-matrices-using-modified-periodate-treatment-and-inclusion-of-internal-controls
#16
Haiqiu Huang, Jamin Roh, Cindy D Davis, Thomas T Y Wang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) ubiquitously exist in microorganisms, plants, and animals, and appear to modulate a wide range of critical biological processes. However, no definitive conclusion has been reached regarding the uptake of exogenous dietary small RNAs into mammalian circulation and organs and cross-kingdom regulation. One of the critical issues is our ability to assess and distinguish the origin of miRNAs. Although periodate oxidation has been used to differentiate mammalian and plant miRNAs, validation of treatment efficiency and the inclusion of proper controls for this method were lacking in previous studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395446/-tryptophan-metabolism-in-patients-with-primary-immune-thrombocytopenia-with-high-dose-of-dexamethasone
#17
Z J Li, X Q Liu, J Q Xu, Y H Liu, L M Chen, X X Chu
Objective: To test whether the tryptophan metabolism was abnormal in newly diagnosed ITP patients as well as in these patients after treatment with dexamethasone. Methods: Newly diagnosed patients with ITP between Jan 2014 and May 2015 were enrolled, including 14 females and 11 males, with a median age of 57 years and a median PLT count of 16 (0-32) ×10(9)/L. All patients were treated with oral dexamethasone. The expression levels of IDO mRNA and TTS mRNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were analyzed by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395441/-mutational-analysis-of-rna-splicing-machinery-genes-sf3b1-u2af1-and-srsf2-in-118-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes-and-related-diseases
#18
J Y Wang, J Ma, Y N Lin, J Wang, H Shen, F M Gui, C Han, Q H Li, Z Song, X J Wang
Objective: To investigate the incidence, molecular features and clinical significance of RNA splicing machinery genes mutation in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and related diseases. Methods: Mutational analysis of splicing factor 3B subunit 1 (SF3B1) (K700E) , U2 small nuclear RNA auxiliary factor 1 (U2AF1) (S34, Q157P) and serine/arginine-rich splicing factor 2 (SRSF2) (P95) in 118, de novo MDS and related diseases were separately performed by using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by sequence analysis...
March 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393861/capturing-rna-folding-free-energy-with-coarse-grained-molecular-dynamics-simulations
#19
David R Bell, Sara Y Cheng, Heber Salazar, Pengyu Ren
We introduce a coarse-grained RNA model for molecular dynamics simulations, RACER (RnA CoarsE-gRained). RACER achieves accurate native structure prediction for a number of RNAs (average RMSD of 2.93 Å) and the sequence-specific variation of free energy is in excellent agreement with experimentally measured stabilities (R(2) = 0.93). Using RACER, we identified hydrogen-bonding (or base pairing), base stacking, and electrostatic interactions as essential driving forces for RNA folding. Also, we found that separating pairing vs...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389215/clock-gene-dysregulation-induced-by-chronic-er-stress-disrupts-%C3%AE-cell-function
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Yasuharu Ohta, Akihiko Taguchi, Takuro Matsumura, Hiroko Nakabayashi, Masaru Akiyama, Kaoru Yamamoto, Ruriko Fujimoto, Risa Suetomi, Akie Yanai, Koh Shinoda, Yukio Tanizawa
In Wfs1(-/-)A(y)/a islets, in association with endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, D-site-binding protein (Dbp) expression decreased and Nuclear Factor IL-3 (Nfil3)/E4 Promoter-binding protein 4 (E4bp4) expression increased, leading to reduced DBP transcriptional activity. Similar alterations were observed with chemically-induced ER stress. Transgenic mice expressing E4BP4 under the control of the mouse insulin I gene promoter (MIP), in which E4BP4 in β-cells is expected to compete with DBP for D-box, displayed remarkable glucose intolerance with severely impaired insulin secretion...
March 30, 2017: EBioMedicine
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