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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340250/integrated-genomic-analyses-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma-for-identification-of-a-possible-competitive-endogenous-rna-network-by-means-of-tcga-datasets
#1
Pengbo Ning, Zhongxing Wu, Aoxue Hu, Xuepeng Li, Jun He, Xiaocheng Gong, Yuqiong Xia, Yukui Shang, Huijie Bian
The etiology of cancer includes aberrant cellular homeostasis where a compromised RNA regulatory network is a prominent contributing factor. In particular, noncoding RNAs including microRNAs (miRNAs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) were recently shown to play important roles in the initiation, progression, and metastasis of human cancers. Nonetheless, a mechanistic understanding of noncoding RNA functions in lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC) is lacking. To fill this critical gap in knowledge, we obtained mRNA, miRNA, and lncRNA expression data on patients with LUSC from the updated Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database (2016)...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338122/no-co-and-h2-s-what-about-gasotransmitters-in-fish-and-amphibian-hearts
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REVIEW
Sandra Imbrogno, Mariacristina Filice, Maria Carmela Cerra, Alfonsina Gattuso
The gasotransmitters nitric oxide (NO), carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen sulfide (H2 S), long considered only toxicant, are produced in vivo during the catabolism of common biological molecules, and are crucial for a large variety of physiological processes. Mounting evidence is emerging that in poikilotherm vertebrates, as in mammals, they modulate the basal performance of the heart and the response to stress challenges. In this review, we will focus on teleost fish and amphibians to highlight the evolutionary importance in vertebrates of the cardiac control elicited by NO, CO and H2 S, and the conservation of the intracellular cascades they activate...
January 16, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337088/cross-regulatory-network-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-genes-and-tio2-anatase-induced-molecular-perturbations-in-key-proteins-unraveled-by-a-systems-biology-approach
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Rani Anupama, S Sajitha Lulu, Amitava Mukherjee, Subramanian Babu
A systems biology approach was used to study all the biofilm related genes of P. aeruginosa PAO1, and the interaction of titanium dioxide (TiO2) anatase with biofilm related proteins. Among the 71 genes, the interactions of all the nodal pairs were extracted by STRING 10.5 database. The inter-relationship among these genes was predicted by constructing complete PPI network and visualized in Cytoscape v 3.4.0. Total number of nodes of the network was found to be 335 and edges were 795. The network was further investigated for its clusters and the best cluster was further analyzed for the hub proteins which significantly contribute in cross-regulation of the biofilm related process...
January 11, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335803/contribution-of-transposable-elements-and-distal-enhancers-to-evolution-of-human-specific-features-of-interphase-chromatin-architecture-in-embryonic-stem-cells
#4
Gennadi V Glinsky
Transposable elements have made major evolutionary impacts on creation of primate-specific and human-specific genomic regulatory loci and species-specific genomic regulatory networks (GRNs). Molecular and genetic definitions of human-specific changes to GRNs contributing to development of unique to human phenotypes remain a highly significant challenge. Genome-wide proximity placement analysis of diverse families of human-specific genomic regulatory loci (HSGRL) identified topologically associating domains (TADs) that are significantly enriched for HSGRL and designated rapidly evolving in human TADs...
January 15, 2018: Chromosome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330500/integration-of-gwas-pathway-and-network-analyses-reveals-novel-mechanistic-insights-into-the-synthesis-of-milk-proteins-in-dairy-cows
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Sara Pegolo, Núria Mach, Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Stefano Schiavon, Giovanni Bittante, Alessio Cecchinato
The quantities and proportions of protein fractions have notable effects on the nutritional and technological value of milk. Although much is known about the effects of genetic variants on milk proteins, the complex relationships among the set of genes and pathways regulating the different protein fractions synthesis and secretion into milk in dairy cows are still not completely understood. We conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for milk nitrogen fractions in a cohort of 1,011 Brown Swiss cows, which uncovered 170 significant single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs), mostly located on BTA6 and BTA11...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330361/discovery-of-microrna-target-modules-of-african-rice-oryza-glaberrima-under-salinity-stress
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Tapan Kumar Mondal, Alok Kumar Panda, Hukam C Rawal, Tilak Raj Sharma
Oryza glaberrima is the second edible rice in the genus Oryza. It is grown in the African countries. miRNAs are regulatory molecules that are involved in every domains of gene expression including salinity stress response. Although several miRNAs have been reported from various species of Oryza, yet none of them are from this species. Salt treated (200 mM NaCl for 48 h) and control smallRNA libraries of RAM-100, a salt tolerant genotype, each with 2 replications generated 150 conserve and 348 novel miRNAs...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328442/identification-of-differentially-expressed-genes-and-regulatory-relationships-in-huntington-s-disease-by-bioinformatics-analysis
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Xiaoyu Dong, Shuyan Cong
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited, progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by a CAG expansion in the huntingtin (HTT) gene; various dysfunctions of biological processes in HD have been proposed. However, at present the exact pathogenesis of HD is not fully understood. The present study aimed to explore the pathogenesis of HD using a computational bioinformatics analysis of gene expression. GSE11358 was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus andthe differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the mutant HTT knock‑in cell model STHdhQ111/Q111 were predicted...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328410/cldn5-affects-lncrnas-acting-as-cerna-dynamics-contributing-to-regulating-blood%C3%A2-brain-barrier-permeability-in-tumor-brain-metastasis
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Shun-Chang Ma, Qi Li, Jia-Yi Peng, Jian-Long Zhouwen, Dai-Nan Zhang, Chuan-Bao Zhang, Wen-Guo Jiang, Wang Jia
The blood‑brain barrier (BBB) constitutes an efficient organization of tight junctions that limits the delivery of tumor to the brain. The principal tight junction protein in BBB is claudin‑5 (CLDN5), but its mechanism of action remains largely unknown. Long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are aberrantly expressed in many cancers, some lncRNAs play key roles in regulating BBB permeability and are involved in tumor brain metastasis. In particular, lncRNAs can function as competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs). Herein, we investigated whether ceRNA dysregulation is associated with alterations of the level of CLDN5 in human brain vascular endothelial hCMEC/D3 cells...
January 10, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327403/biogenesis-and-regulatory-hierarchy-of-phased-small-interfering-rnas-in-plants
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REVIEW
Pingchuan Deng, Sajid Muhammad, Min Cao, Liang Wu
Several varieties of small RNAs including microRNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are generated in plants to regulate development, genome stability, and response to adverse environments. Phased siRNA (phasiRNA) is a type of secondary siRNA that is processed from a miRNA-mediated cleavage of RNA transcripts, increasing silencing efficiency or simultaneously suppressing multiple target genes. Trans-acting siRNAs (ta-siRNAs) are a particular class of phasiRNA produced from non-coding transcripts that silence targets in trans...
January 11, 2018: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326311/spatial-effects%C3%A2-%C3%A2-site-specific-regulation-of-actin-and-microtubule-organization-by-septin-gtpases
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REVIEW
Elias T Spiliotis
The actin and microtubule cytoskeletons comprise a variety of networks with distinct architectures, dynamics and protein composition. A fundamental question in eukaryotic cell biology is how these networks are spatially and temporally controlled, so they are positioned in the right intracellular places at the right time. While significant progress has been made in understanding the self-assembly of actin and microtubule networks, less is known about how they are patterned and regulated in a site-specific manner...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326068/slime-mould-the-fundamental-mechanisms-of-biological-cognition
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Jordi Vallverdú, Oscar Castro, Richard Mayne, Max Talanov, Michael Levin, Frantisek Baluška, Yukio Gunji, Audrey Dussutour, Hector Zenil, Andrew Adamatzky
The slime mould Physarum polycephalum has been used in developing unconventional computing devices for in which the slime mould played a role of a sensing, actuating, and computing device. These devices treated the slime mould rather as an active living substrate yet the slime mould is a self-consistent living creature which evolved for millions of years and occupied most part of the world, but in any case, that living entity did not own true cognition, just automated biochemical mechanisms. To "rehabilitate" the slime mould from the rank of a purely living electronics element to a "creature of thoughts" we are analyzing the cognitive potential of P...
January 8, 2018: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325629/bioinformatics-and-genomic-databases
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Jason Chen, Giovanni Coppola
High-throughput, low-cost sequencing technologies have begun to yield new insights into biology and medicine. New data enable the interrogation of the molecular biology of disease from DNA to RNA to protein, charting the central dogma. This chapter reviews some of the key advances and resources in the application of bioinformatics to understanding, and ultimately diagnosing and treating, diseases of the nervous system. Array genotyping, exome sequencing, and whole-genome sequencing, in both disease and healthy populations, have enabled the interpretation of new genetic data...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325558/systematic-target-function-annotation-of-human-transcription-factors
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Yong Fuga Li, Russ B Altman
BACKGROUND: Transcription factors (TFs), the key players in transcriptional regulation, have attracted great experimental attention, yet the functions of most human TFs remain poorly understood. Recent capabilities in genome-wide protein binding profiling have stimulated systematic studies of the hierarchical organization of human gene regulatory network and DNA-binding specificity of TFs, shedding light on combinatorial gene regulation. We show here that these data also enable a systematic annotation of the biological functions and functional diversity of TFs...
January 10, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325141/lncmap-pan-cancer-atlas-of-long-noncoding-rna-mediated-transcriptional-network-perturbations
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Yongsheng Li, Lili Li, Zishan Wang, Tao Pan, Nidhi Sahni, Xiyun Jin, Guangjuan Wang, Junyi Li, Xiangyi Zheng, Yunpeng Zhang, Juan Xu, Song Yi, Xia Li
Gene regulatory network perturbations contribute to the development and progression of cancer, however, molecular determinants that mediate transcriptional perturbations remain a fundamental challenge for cancer biology. We show that transcriptional perturbations are widely mediated by long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) via integration of genome-wide transcriptional regulation with paired lncRNA and gene expression profiles. Systematic construction of an LncRNA Modulator Atlas in Pan-cancer (LncMAP) reveals distinct types of lncRNA regulatory molecules, which are expressed in multiple tissues, exhibit higher conservation...
January 9, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323708/microrna501-5p-induces-p53-proteasome-degradation-through-the-activation-of-the-mtor-mdm2-pathway-in-adpkd-cells
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Lucia de Stephanis, Alessandra Mangolini, Miriam Servello, Peter C Harris, Lucio Dell'Atti, Paolo Pinton, Gianluca Aguiari
Cell proliferation and apoptosis are typical hallmarks of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and cause the development of kidney cysts that lead to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Many factors, impaired by polycystin complex loss of function, may promote these biological processes, including cAMP, mTOR and EGFR signalling pathways. In addition, microRNAs (miRs) may also regulate the ADPKD related signalling network and their dysregulation contributes to disease progression. However, the role of miRs in ADPKD pathogenesis has not been fully understood, but also the function of p53 is quite obscure, especially its regulatory contribution on cell proliferation and apoptosis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322933/integrating-transcriptional-activity-in-genome-scale-models-of-metabolism
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Daniel Trejo Banos, Pauline Trébulle, Mohamed Elati
BACKGROUND: Genome-scale metabolic models provide an opportunity for rational approaches to studies of the different reactions taking place inside the cell. The integration of these models with gene regulatory networks is a hot topic in systems biology. The methods developed to date focus mostly on resolving the metabolic elements and use fairly straightforward approaches to assess the impact of genome expression on the metabolic phenotype. RESULTS: We present here a method for integrating the reverse engineering of gene regulatory networks into these metabolic models...
December 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321269/adding-levels-of-complexity-enhances-robustness-and-evolvability-in-a-multilevel-genotype-phenotype-map
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Pablo Catalán, Andreas Wagner, Susanna Manrubia, José A Cuesta
Robustness and evolvability are the main properties that account for the stability and accessibility of phenotypes. They have been studied in a number of computational genotype-phenotype maps. In this paper, we study a metabolic genotype-phenotype map defined in toyLIFE, a multilevel computational model that represents a simplified cellular biology. toyLIFE includes several levels of phenotypic expression, from proteins to regulatory networks to metabolism. Our results show that toyLIFE shares many similarities with other seemingly unrelated computational genotype-phenotype maps...
January 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320577/genome-wide-profiling-of-the-piwi-interacting-rna-mrna-regulatory-networks-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancers
#18
Garima Singh, Jyoti Roy, Pratiti Rout, Bibekanand Mallick
PIWI-interacting (piRNAs), ~23-36 nucleotide-long small non-coding RNAs (sncRNAs), earlier believed to be germline-specific, have now been identified in somatic cells, including cancer cells. These sncRNAs impact critical biological processes by fine-tuning gene expression at post-transcriptional and epigenetic levels. The expression of piRNAs in ovarian cancer, the most lethal gynecologic cancer is largely uncharted. In this study, we investigated the expression of PIWILs by qRT-PCR and western blotting and then identified piRNA transcriptomes in tissues of normal ovary and two most prevalent epithelial ovarian cancer subtypes, serous and endometrioid by small RNA sequencing...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320478/an-extracellular-network-of-arabidopsis-leucine-rich-repeat-receptor-kinases
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Elwira Smakowska-Luzan, G Adam Mott, Katarzyna Parys, Martin Stegmann, Timothy C Howton, Mehdi Layeghifard, Jana Neuhold, Anita Lehner, Jixiang Kong, Karin Grünwald, Natascha Weinberger, Santosh B Satbhai, Dominik Mayer, Wolfgang Busch, Mathias Madalinski, Peggy Stolt-Bergner, Nicholas J Provart, M Shahid Mukhtar, Cyril Zipfel, Darrell Desveaux, David S Guttman, Youssef Belkhadir
The cells of multicellular organisms receive extracellular signals using surface receptors. The extracellular domains (ECDs) of cell surface receptors function as interaction platforms, and as regulatory modules of receptor activation. Understanding how interactions between ECDs produce signal-competent receptor complexes is challenging because of their low biochemical tractability. In plants, the discovery of ECD interactions is complicated by the massive expansion of receptor families, which creates tremendous potential for changeover in receptor interactions...
January 10, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317304/lncrna-and-mrna-integration-network-reconstruction-reveals-novel-key-regulators-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Shervin Alaei, Balal Sadeghi, Ali Najafi, Ali Masoudi-Nejad
Many experimental and computational studies have identified key protein coding genes in initiation and progression of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, the number of researches that tried to reveal the role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in ESCC has been limited. LncRNAs are one of the important regulators of cancers which are transcribed dominantly in the genome and in various conditions. The main goal of this study was to use a systems biology approach to predict novel lncRNAs as well as protein coding genes associated with ESCC and assess their prognostic values...
January 6, 2018: Genomics
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