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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453813/identification-and-allelic-dissection-uncover-roles-of-lncrnas-in-secondary-growth-of-populus-tomentosa
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Daling Zhou, Qingzhang Du, Jinhui Chen, Qingshi Wang, Deqiang Zhang
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) function in various biological processes. However, their roles in secondary growth of plants remain poorly understood. Here, 15,691 lncRNAs were identified from vascular cambium, developing xylem, and mature xylem of Populus tomentosa with high and low biomass using RNA-seq, including 1,994 lncRNAs that were differentially expressed (DE) among the six libraries. 3,569 cis-regulated and 3,297 trans-regulated protein-coding genes were predicted as potential target genes (PTGs) of the DE lncRNAs to participate in biological regulation...
April 26, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449042/long-noncoding-rna-a-crosslink-in-biological-regulatory-network
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Yuwei Zhang, Yang Tao, Qi Liao
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) had been defined as a novel class of functional RNAs longer than 200 nucleotides around a decade ago. It is widely acknowledged that lncRNAs play a significant role in regulation of gene expression, but the biological and molecular mechanisms are diverse and complex, and remain to be determined. Especially, the regulatory network of lncRNAs associated with other biological molecules is still a controversial matter, thus becoming a new frontier of the studies on transcriptome. Recent advance in high-throughput sequencing technologies and bioinformatics approaches may be an accelerator to lift the mysterious veil...
April 24, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446914/constructing-integrated-networks-for-identifying-new-secondary-metabolic-pathway-regulators-in-grapevine-recent-applications-and-future-opportunities
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Darren C J Wong, José Tomás Matus
Representing large biological data as networks is becoming increasingly adopted for predicting gene function while elucidating the multifaceted organization of life processes. In grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.), network analyses have been mostly adopted to contribute to the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms that control berry composition. Whereas, some studies have used gene co-expression networks to find common pathways and putative targets for transcription factors related to development and metabolism, others have defined networks of primary and secondary metabolites for characterizing the main metabolic differences between cultivars throughout fruit ripening...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446913/de-novo-transcriptome-analysis-of-miscanthus-lutarioriparius-identifies-candidate-genes-in-rhizome-development
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Ruibo Hu, Changjiang Yu, Xiaoyu Wang, Chunlin Jia, Shengqiang Pei, Kang He, Guo He, Yingzhen Kong, Gongke Zhou
HIGHLIGHTDe novo transcriptome profiling of five tissues reveals candidate genes putatively involved in rhizome development in M. lutarioriparius. Miscanthus lutarioriparius is a promising lignocellulosic feedstock for second-generation bioethanol production. However, the genomic resource for this species is relatively limited thus hampers our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying many important biological processes. In this study, we performed the first de novo transcriptome analysis of five tissues (leaf, stem, root, lateral bud and rhizome bud) of M...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446202/analyzing-the-genes-related-to-alzheimer-s-disease-via-a-network-and-pathway-based-approach
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Yan-Shi Hu, Juncai Xin, Ying Hu, Lei Zhang, Ju Wang
BACKGROUND: Our understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) remains incomplete. Previous studies have revealed that genetic factors provide a significant contribution to the pathogenesis and development of AD. In the past years, numerous genes implicated in this disease have been identified via genetic association studies on candidate genes or at the genome-wide level. However, in many cases, the roles of these genes and their interactions in AD are still unclear...
April 27, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445746/crosstalk-and-the-dynamical-modularity-of%C3%A2-feed-forward-loops-in-transcriptional-regulatory-networks
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Michael A Rowland, Ahmed Abdelzaher, Preetam Ghosh, Michael L Mayo
Network motifs, such as the feed-forward loop (FFL), introduce a range of complex behaviors to transcriptional regulatory networks, yet such properties are typically determined from their isolated study. We characterize the effects of crosstalk on FFL dynamics by modeling the cross regulation between two different FFLs and evaluate the extent to which these patterns occur in vivo. Analytical modeling suggests that crosstalk should overwhelmingly affect individual protein-expression dynamics. Counter to this expectation we find that entire FFLs are more likely than expected to resist the effects of crosstalk (≈20% for one crosstalk interaction) and remain dynamically modular...
April 25, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443119/parsing-the-regulatory-network-between-small-rnas-and-target-genes-in-ethylene-pathway-in-tomato
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Yunxiang Wang, Qing Wang, Lipu Gao, Benzhong Zhu, Zheng Ju, Yunbo Luo, Jinhua Zuo
Small RNAs are a class of short non-coding endogenous RNAs that play essential roles in many biological processes. Recent studies have reported that microRNAs (miRNAs) are also involved in ethylene signaling in plants. LeERF1 is one of the ethylene response factors (ERFs) in tomato that locates in the downstream of ethylene signal transduction pathway. To elucidate the intricate regulatory roles of small RNAs in ethylene signaling pathway in tomato, the deep sequencing and bioinformatics methods were combined to decipher the small RNAs landscape in wild and sense-/antisense-LeERF1 transgenic tomato fruits...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442501/chlorokb-a-web-application-for-the-integration-of-knowledge-related-to-chloroplast-metabolic-network
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Pauline Gloaguen, Sylvain Bournais, Claude Alban, Stephane Ravanel, Daphne Seigneurin-Berny, Michel Matringe, Marianne Tardif, Marcel Kuntz, Myriam Ferro, Christophe Bruley, Norbert Rolland, Yves Vandenbrouck, Gilles Curien
CONTEXT: Higher plants, as autotrophic organisms, are effective sources of molecules. They hold great promise for metabolic engineering, but the behavior of plant metabolism at the network level is still incompletely described. Although structural models (stoichiometry matrices) and pathway databases are extremely useful, they cannot describe the complexity of the metabolic context and new tools are required to visually represent integrated biocurated knowledge for use by both humans and computers...
April 25, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440393/identification-of-key-genes-associated-with-schmid-type-metaphyseal-chondrodysplasia-based-on-microarray-data
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Bing Wang, Li He, Wusheng Miao, Ge Wu, Hai Jiang, Yongtao Wu, Jining Qu, Min Li
This study aimed to gain a better understanding of the molecular circuitry of Schmid-type metaphyseal chondrodysplasia (SMCD), and to identify more potential genes associated with the pathogenesis of SMCD. Microarray data from GSE72261 were downloaded from the NCBI GEO database, including collagen X p.Asn617Lys knock-in mutation (ColXN617K), ablated XBP1 activity (Xbp1CartΔEx2), compound mutant (C/X), and wild-type (WT) specimens. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were screened in Xbp1 vs. WT, Col vs...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439835/the-uea-small-rna-workbench-a-suite-of-computational-tools-for-small-rna-analysis
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Irina Mohorianu, Matthew Benedict Stocks, Christopher Steven Applegate, Leighton Folkes, Vincent Moulton
RNA silencing (RNA interference, RNAi) is a complex, highly conserved mechanism mediated by short, typically 20-24 nt in length, noncoding RNAs known as small RNAs (sRNAs). They act as guides for the sequence-specific transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of target mRNAs and play a key role in the fine-tuning of biological processes such as growth, response to stresses, or defense mechanism.High-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies are employed to capture the expression levels of sRNA populations...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438123/small-rna-sequencing-reveals-a-role-for-sugarcane-mirnas-and-their-targets-in-response-to-sporisorium-scitamineum-infection
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Yachun Su, Yuye Zhang, Ning Huang, Feng Liu, Weihua Su, Liping Xu, Waqar Ahmad, Qibin Wu, Jinlong Guo, Youxiong Que
BACKGROUND: Sugarcane smut caused by Sporisorium scitamineum leads to a significant reduction in cane yield and sucrose content. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in regulating plant responses to biotic stress. The present study was the first to use two sugarcane genotypes, YA05-179 (smut-resistant) and ROC22 (smut-susceptible), to identify differentially expressed miRNAs in sugarcane challenged with S. scitamineum by using high-throughput sequencing. RESULTS: The predicted target gene number corresponding to known differentially expressed miRNAs in YA05-179 was less than that in ROC22, however most of them were in common...
April 24, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437094/rational-design-of-an-ultrasensitive-quorum-sensing-switch
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Weiqian Zeng, Pei Du, Qiuli Lou, Lili Wu, Haoqian M Zhang, Chunbo Lou, Hongli Wang, Qi Ouyang
One of the purposes of synthetic biology is to develop rational methods that accelerate the design of genetic circuits, saving time and effort spent on experiments and providing reliably predictable circuit performance. We applied a reverse engineering approach to design an ultrasensitive transcriptional quorum-sensing switch. We want to explore how systems biology can guide synthetic biology in the choice of specific DNA sequences and their regulatory relations to achieve a targeted function. The workflow comprises network enumeration that achieves the target function robustly, experimental restriction of the obtained candidate networks, global parameter optimization via mathematical analysis, selection and engineering of parts based on these calculations, and finally, circuit construction based on the principles of standardization and modularization...
April 24, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431495/iron-regulated-small-rna-expression-as-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-fa-1090-transitions-into-stationary-phase-growth
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Lydgia A Jackson, Michael Day, Jennie Allen, Edgar Scott, David W Dyer
BACKGROUND: For most pathogens, iron (Fe) homeostasis is crucial for maintenance within the host and the ability to cause disease. The primary transcriptional regulator that controls intracellular Fe levels is the Fur (ferric uptake regulator) protein, which exerts its action on transcription by binding to a promoter-proximal sequence termed the Fur box. Fur-regulated transcriptional responses are often fine-tuned at the post-transcriptional level through the action of small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs)...
April 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431241/akt-pkb-signaling-navigating-the-network
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Brendan D Manning, Alex Toker
The Ser and Thr kinase AKT, also known as protein kinase B (PKB), was discovered 25 years ago and has been the focus of tens of thousands of studies in diverse fields of biology and medicine. There have been many advances in our knowledge of the upstream regulatory inputs into AKT, key multifunctional downstream signaling nodes (GSK3, FoxO, mTORC1), which greatly expand the functional repertoire of AKT, and the complex circuitry of this dynamically branching and looping signaling network that is ubiquitous to nearly every cell in our body...
April 20, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430547/enhancing-insights-into-pulmonary-vascular-disease-pvd-through-a-precision-medicine-approach-a-joint-nhlbi-cmref-workshop-report
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John H Newman, Stuart Rich, Steven H Abman, John H Alexander, John Barnard, Gerald J Beck, Raymond L Benza, Todd M Bull, Stephen Y Chan, Hyung J Chun, Declan Doogan, Jocelyn Dupuis, Serpil C Erzurum, Robert P Frantz, Mark Geraci, Hunter Gillies, Mark Gladwin, Michael P Gray, Anna R Hemnes, Roy S Herbst, Adrian F Hernandez, Nicholas S Hill, Evelyn M Horn, Kendall Hunter, Zhi-Cheng Jing, Roger Johns, Sanjay Kaul, Steven M Kawut, Tim Lahm, Jane A Leopold, Greg D Lewis, Stephen C Mathai, Vallerie V McLaughlin, Evangelos D Michelakis, Steven D Nathan, William Nichols, Grier Page, Marlene Rabinovitch, Jonathan Rich, Franz Rischard, Sharon Rounds, Sanjiv J Shah, Victor F Tapson, Naomi Lowy, Norman Stockbridge, Gail Weinmann, Lei Xiao
The Division of Lung Diseases of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, (NHLBI) and the Cardiovascular Medical Education and Research Fund (CMREF), held a workshop to discuss to leverage of the anticipated scientific output from the recently launched "Redefining Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) through Pulmonary Vascular Disease Phenomics" (PVDOMICS) program. PVDOMICS is a protocol driven network to analyze PH patient populations to define novel pulmonary vascular disease (PVD) phenotypes. Basic, translational and clinical investigators, patient advocacy organizations, regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical industry experts discussed the application of precision medicine to PVD clinical trials...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429721/a-mouse-tissue-transcription-factor-atlas
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Quan Zhou, Mingwei Liu, Xia Xia, Tongqing Gong, Jinwen Feng, Wanlin Liu, Yang Liu, Bei Zhen, Yi Wang, Chen Ding, Jun Qin
Transcription factors (TFs) drive various biological processes ranging from embryonic development to carcinogenesis. Here, we employ a recently developed concatenated tandem array of consensus TF response elements (catTFRE) approach to profile the activated TFs in 24 adult and 8 fetal mouse tissues on proteome scale. A total of 941 TFs are quantitatively identified, representing over 60% of the TFs in the mouse genome. Using an integrated omics approach, we present a TF network in the major organs of the mouse, allowing data mining and generating knowledge to elucidate the roles of TFs in various biological processes, including tissue type maintenance and determining the general features of a physiological system...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429717/exploratory-adaptation-in-large-random-networks
#17
Hallel I Schreier, Yoav Soen, Naama Brenner
The capacity of cells and organisms to respond to challenging conditions in a repeatable manner is limited by a finite repertoire of pre-evolved adaptive responses. Beyond this capacity, cells can use exploratory dynamics to cope with a much broader array of conditions. However, the process of adaptation by exploratory dynamics within the lifetime of a cell is not well understood. Here we demonstrate the feasibility of exploratory adaptation in a high-dimensional network model of gene regulation. Exploration is initiated by failure to comply with a constraint and is implemented by random sampling of network configurations...
April 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428251/loopomics-a-new-functional-approach-to-life
#18
Bruno Burlando
Living beings maintain steady state despite a complex of processes occurring at various scales, from molecules to organisms. Such a property, called homeostasis, has been known since long, but a full explanation of it is still missing. I propose to view biological systems as a complex of Functional Agents (FA), such as biomolecules, cells or organs, where each FA is controlled upstream by at least one FA, and controls downstream at least one FA. By applying this scheme to each FA, and given a finite number of them, a closed network is obtained, where every FA is involved in at least one loop...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427325/global-analysis-of-protein-lysine-succinylation-profiles-in-common-wheat
#19
Yumei Zhang, Guangyuan Wang, Limin Song, Ping Mu, Shu Wang, Wenxing Liang, Qi Lin
BACKGROUND: Protein lysine succinylation is an important post-translational modification and plays a critical regulatory role in almost every aspects of cell metabolism in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Common wheat is one of the major global cereal crops. However, to date, little is known about the functions of lysine succinylation in this plant. Here, we performed a global analysis of lysine succinylation in wheat and examined its overlap with lysine acetylation. RESULTS: In total, 330 lysine succinylated modification sites were identified in 173 proteins...
April 20, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423538/gene-regulatory-pattern-analysis-reveals-essential-role-of-core-transcriptional-factors-activation-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#20
Li Min, Cheng Zhang, Like Qu, Jialiang Huang, Lan Jiang, Jiafei Liu, Luca Pinello, Guo-Cheng Yuan, Chengchao Shou
BACKGROUND: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive breast cancer subtype. Genome-scale molecular characteristics and regulatory mechanisms that distinguish TNBC from other subtypes remain incompletely characterized. RESULTS: By combining gene expression analysis and PANDA network, we defined three different TF regulatory patterns. A core TNBC-Specific TF Activation Driven Pattern (TNBCac) was specifically identified in TNBC by computational analysis...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
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