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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527895/suppression-of-pmrab11-inhibits-yhv-infection-in-penaeus-monodon
#1
Akechai Kongprajug, Sakol Panyim, Chalermporn Ongvarrasopone
Yellow head virus (YHV) is one of the most serious pathogens that causes worldwide shrimp production loss. It enters the cells via clathrin-mediated endocytosis and utilizes small GTPase Rab proteins such as PmRab5 and PmRab7 for intracellular trafficking. In this study, molecular cloning and functional analysis of Rab11 during YHV infection were investigated. PmRab11 cDNA was cloned by Rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACEs). It contained two forms of sizes 1200 and 1050 bp distinct at the 5' UTR. The coding region of PmRab11 was 645 bp, encoding 214 amino acids...
May 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526479/foxo-mediates-the-timing-of-pupation-through-regulating-ecdysteroid-biosynthesis-in-the-red-flour-beetle-tribolium-castaneum
#2
Xianyu Lin, Na Yu, Guy Smagghe
The steroid hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E), the major developmental hormone in insects, controls all the developmental transitions including ecdysis and metamorphosis. In our study with last larval stages of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, dsRNA-mediated gene silencing of Forkhead box protein O (FoxO) resulted in reduced food intake and larval mass and this agreed with a reduction in the expression of insulin signaling-related genes (insulin-like peptides 2, 3, 4, and chico). Interestingly, we also observed a significant delay in the moment of the pupation and these FoxO-silenced larvae then died at the middle pupal stage...
May 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507331/mycoviruses-of-an-endophytic-fungus-can-replicate-in-plant-cells-evolutionary-implications
#3
L Nerva, G C Varese, B W Falk, M Turina
So far there is no record of a specific virus able to infect both fungal and plant hosts in nature. However, experimental evidence shows that some plant virus RdRPs are able to perform replication in trans of genomic or DI RNAs in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Furthermore, tobacco mosaic virus was recently shown to replicate in a filamentous ascomycetous fungus. Thus, at least experimentally, some plant viruses can infect some fungi. Endophytic fungi have been reported from many plants and several of these fungi have been shown to contain viruses...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506033/differential-protein-expressions-in-virus-infected-and-uninfected-trichomonas-vaginalis
#4
Ding He, Gong Pengtao, Yang Ju, Li Jianhua, Li He, Zhang Guocai, Zhang Xichen
Protozoan viruses may influence the function and pathogenicity of the protozoa. Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasitic protozoan that could contain a double stranded RNA (dsRNA) virus, T. vaginalis virus (TVV). However, there are few reports on the properties of the virus. To further determine variations in protein expression of T. vaginalis, we detected 2 strains of T. vaginalis; the virus-infected (V(+)) and uninfected (V(-)) isolates to examine differentially expressed proteins upon TVV infection. Using a stable isotope N-terminal labeling strategy (iTRAQ) on soluble fractions to analyze proteomes, we identified 293 proteins, of which 50 were altered in V(+) compared with V(-) isolates...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505172/increased-nucleoside-diphosphate-kinase-activity-induces-white-spot-syndrome-virus-infection-in-litopenaeus-vannamei
#5
Peng-Fei Liu, Qing-Hui Liu, Yin Wu, Jie Huang
Nucleoside diphosphate kinase (NDK), which has the same sequence as oncoprotein (OP) in humans, can induce nucleoside triphosphates in DNA replication by maintenance of the deoxynucleotide triphosphate (dNTP's) and is known to be regulated by viral infection in the shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. This paper describes the relationship between NDK and white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection. The recombinant NDK was produced by a prokaryotic expression system. WSSV copy numbers and mRNA levels of IE1 and VP28 were significantly increased in shrimp injected with recombinant NDK at 72 h after WSSV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503153/investigating-engineered-ribonucleoprotein-particles-to-improve-oral-rnai-delivery-in-crop-insect-pests
#6
François-Xavier Gillet, Rayssa A Garcia, Leonardo L P Macedo, Erika V S Albuquerque, Maria C M Silva, Maria F Grossi-de-Sa
Genetically modified (GM) crops producing double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs) are being investigated largely as an RNA interference (RNAi)-based resistance strategy against crop insect pests. However, limitations of this strategy include the sensitivity of dsRNA to insect gut nucleases and its poor insect cell membrane penetration. Working with the insect pest cotton boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis), we showed that the chimeric protein PTD-DRBD (peptide transduction domain-dsRNA binding domain) combined with dsRNA forms a ribonucleoprotein particle (RNP) that improves the effectiveness of the RNAi mechanism in the insect...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502110/a-novel-frameshift-mutation-of-the-adar1-gene-in-a-chinese-patient-with-dyschromatosis-symmetrica-hereditaria-and-the-dermoscopic-features
#7
Cheng Chi, Yixin Luo, Jie Liu
Dyschromatosis symmetrica hereditaria (DSH), which characterized by hyper- or hypopigmented macules on the dorsal aspect of distal extremities and freckle-like macules on the face, is a rare pigmented genodermatosis that usually restricted to the skin. Generally, DSH is considered autosomal dominant, and adenosine deaminase acting on the RNA-1 (ADAR1) gene is one of the responsible genes [1]. ADAR catalyses adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) editing of dsRNA substrates, which plays an important role in posttranscriptional regulatory processes...
May 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487481/functional-genomics-in-brugia-malayi-reveal-diverse-muscle-nachrs-and-differences-between-cholinergic-anthelmintics
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Saurabh Verma, Sudhanva Srinivas Kashyap, Alan Patrick Robertson, Richard John Martin
Many techniques for studying functional genomics of important target sites of anthelmintics have been restricted to Caenorhabditis elegans because they have failed when applied to animal parasites. To overcome these limitations, we have focused our research on the human nematode parasite Brugia malayi, which causes elephantiasis. Here, we combine single-cell PCR, whole muscle cell patch clamp, motility phenotyping (Worminator), and dsRNA for RNAi for functional genomic studies that have revealed, in vivo, four different muscle nAChRs (M-, L-, P-, and N-)...
May 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484023/coronavirus-nonstructural-protein-15-mediates-evasion-of-dsrna-sensors-and-limits-apoptosis-in-macrophages
#9
Xufang Deng, Matthew Hackbart, Robert C Mettelman, Amornrat O'Brien, Anna M Mielech, Guanghui Yi, C Cheng Kao, Susan C Baker
Coronaviruses are positive-sense RNA viruses that generate double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) intermediates during replication, yet evade detection by host innate immune sensors. Here we report that coronavirus nonstructural protein 15 (nsp15), an endoribonuclease, is required for evasion of dsRNA sensors. We evaluated two independent nsp15 mutant mouse coronaviruses, designated N15m1 and N15m3, and found that these viruses replicated poorly and induced rapid cell death in mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages. Infection of macrophages with N15m1, which expresses an unstable nsp15, or N15m3, which expresses a catalysis-deficient nsp15, activated MDA5, PKR, and the OAS/RNase L system, resulting in an early, robust induction of type I IFN, PKR-mediated apoptosis, and RNA degradation...
May 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482938/rna-interference-mediated-knockdown-of-some-genes-involved-in-digestion-and-development-of-helicoverpa-armigera
#10
M Vatanparast, M Kazzazi, A Mirzaie-Asl, V Hosseininaveh
Helicoverpa armigera is a significant agricultural pest and particularly notorious for its resistance to many types of common insecticides. RNA interference (RNAi) is a mechanism of post-transcriptional gene silencing and trigged by double-strand RNA (dsRNA), has become a widely used reverse genetics and potent tool for insect pest control. In this study, the effect of ingestion and injection delivery methods of dsRNA related two important enzyme genes, α-amylase (HaAMY48, Ha-AMY49) and juvenile hormone esterase (Ha-JHE), were examined on growth and development of H...
May 9, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482199/adar-deaminase-a-to-i-editing-of-dna-and-rna-moieties-of-rna-dna-hybrids-has-implications-for-the-mechanism-of-ig-somatic-hypermutation
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Edward J Steele, Robyn A Lindley
The implications are discussed of recently published biochemical studies on ADAR-mediated A-to-I DNA and RNA deamination at RNA:DNA hybrids. The significance of these data are related to previous work on strand-biased and codon-context mutation signatures in B lymphocytes and cancer genomes. Those studies have established that there are two significant strand biases at A:T and G:C base pairs, A-site mutations exceed T-site mutations (A>T) by 2.9 fold and G-site mutations exceed C-site mutations (G>C) by 1...
April 21, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477174/complete-cryspovirus-genome-sequences-from-cryptosporidium-parvum-isolate-iowa
#12
Minh Vong, Jacob G Ludington, Honorine D Ward, Max L Nibert
Bisegmented dsRNA viruses that infect most or all isolates of apicomplexan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum are currently assigned to a single species, Cryptosporidium parvum virus 1, in genus Cryspovirus, family Partitiviridae. An analysis of existing sequence data suggested that the complete sequences of both cryspovirus genome segments, dsRNA1 and dsRNA2, had yet to be determined. We therefore set out to accomplish this for the virus strain that infects C. parvum isolate Iowa. The results suggest that several previous cryspovirus sequences are indeed truncated at one or both segment termini and also identify sequences at or near the termini that are conserved in both segments...
May 5, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474224/a-mitovirus-isolated-from-the-phytopathogenic-fungus-alternaria-brassicicola
#13
Yi Chen, Hong Hong Shang, Hong Qi Yang, Bi Da Gao, Jie Zhong
Alternaria brassicicola is one of the causal agents of alternaria blackspot in rapeseed. In this study, a dsRNA segment was isolated and sequenced from the fungus. The complete nucleotide sequence of the dsRNA was 2506 bp in length and, using the fungal mitochondrial genetic code, was predicted to contain a single large open reading frame (ORF) in the positive strand. This ORF was predicted to encode a protein with 719 amino acids that contains characteristic conserved motifs of the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp)...
May 4, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467379/mycoviruses-in-the-plant-pathogen-ustilaginoidea-virens-are-not-correlated-with-the-genetic-backgrounds-of-its-hosts
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Jie Zhong, Chuan Yuan Cheng, Bi Da Gao, Qian Zhou, Hong Jian Zhu
Ustilaginoidea virens, the causal agent of rice false smut, is one of the most devastating grain diseases that causes loss of yield in most rice-growing areas worldwide. In this study, we performed a dsRNA screen to isolate mycoviruses from 35 U. virens strains. The results revealed that 34 of the tested isolates were infected by various dsRNA elements, displaying highly viral diversity and mixed infections. We characterized a 5.3 kbp dsRNA from a typical isolate containing dsRNA segments with sizes ranging from 0...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466996/hepatitis-a-virus-cellular-receptor-2-havcr2-is-decreased-with-viral-infection-and-regulates-pro-labour-mediators-oa
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Stella Liong, Ratana Lim, Gillian Barker, Martha Lappas
PROBLEM: Intrauterine infection caused by viral infection has been implicated to contribute to preterm birth. Hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 2 (HAVCR2) regulates inflammation in non-gestational tissues in response to viral infection. METHOD OF STUDY: The aims of this study were to determine the effect of: (i) viral dsRNA analogue polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)) on HAVCR2 expression; and (ii) HAVCR2 silencing by siRNA (siHAVCR2) in primary amnion and myometrial cells on poly(I:C)-induced inflammation...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457995/schistosoma-mansoni-off-target-analyses-using-nonspecific-double-stranded-rnas-as-control-for-rnai-experiments-in-schistosomula
#16
Sandra Grossi Gava, Naiara Clemente Tavares, Anna Christina de Matos Salim, Flávio Marcos Gomes de Araújo, Guilherme Oliveira, Marina Moraes Mourão
RNA interference is a well established and widely used reverse genetic tool available for gene functional studies in trematodes. This technique requires the use of nonrelevant double-stranded RNA as control. However, several authors have reported inconsistencies associated with RNAi. We used RNASeq to analyze genes affected by nonspecific dsRNA exposure. We found only few genes presenting altered expression in schistosomula exposed to GFP or mCherry nonspecific-dsRNAs, most of them encoding uncharacterized proteins...
April 27, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455964/bispecific-protein-targets-prostate-cancer
#17
Antony W Burgess
News on: PSMA-homing dsRNA chimeric protein vector kills prostate cancer cells and activates anti-tumor bystander responses, by Langut et al. Oncotarget. 2017; 8:24046-62. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.15733.
April 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453786/a-to-i-rna-editing-in-the-earliest-diverging-eumetazoan-phyla
#18
Hagit T Porath, Amos Schaffer, Paulina Kaniewska, Shahar Alon, Eli Eisenberg, Joshua Rosenthal, Erez Y Levanon, Oren Levy
The highly conserved ADAR enzymes, found in all multicellular metazoans, catalyze the editing of mRNA transcripts by the deamination of adenosines to inosines. This type of editing has two general outcomes: site specific editing, which frequently leads to recoding, and clustered editing, which is usually found in transcribed genomic repeats. Here, for the first time we looked for both editing of isolated sites and clustered, non-specific sites in a basal metazoan, the coral Acropora millepora during spawning event, in order to reveal its editing pattern...
April 8, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451016/prevalence-and-genetic-diversity-of-rotavirus-infection-in-children-with-acute-gastroenteritis-in-a-hospital-setting-nairobi-kenya-in-post-vaccination-era-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Mary-Theresa Agutu, Julliette Ongus, Janeth Kombich, Rose Kamenwa, James Nyangao, John Kagira, Adelaide Ayoyi Ogutu, Austine Bitek
INTRODUCTION: Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrhoea among infants and young children. Each year more than 611 000 children die from rotavirus gastroenteritis, and two million are hospitalized, worldwide. In Kenya, the impact of recent rotavirus vaccinations on morbidities has not been estimated. The study aimed at determining the prevalence and identity of rotavirus strains isolated from rotavirus-associated diarrhoea in vaccinated children presenting with acute gastroenteritis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448529/a-genome-wide-analysis-of-the-rna-guided-silencing-pathway-in-coffee-reveals-insights-into-its-regulatory-mechanisms
#20
Christiane Noronha Fernandes-Brum, Pâmela Marinho Rezende, Thales Henrique Cherubino Ribeiro, Raphael Ricon de Oliveira, Thaís Cunha de Sousa Cardoso, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Antonio Chalfun-Junior
microRNAs (miRNAs) are derived from self-complementary hairpin structures, while small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are derived from double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) or hairpin precursors. The core mechanism of sRNA production involves DICER-like (DCL) in processing the smallRNAs (sRNAs) and ARGONAUTE (AGO) as effectors of silencing, and siRNA biogenesis also involves action of RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase (RDR), Pol IV and Pol V in biogenesis. Several other proteins interact with the core proteins to guide sRNA biogenesis, action, and turnover...
2017: PloS One
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