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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107238/roles-of-the-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-transducer-oasis-in-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament
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Yu Chen, Haisong Yang, Jinhao Miao, Xiaowei Liu, Xinwei Wang, Deyu Chen
STUDY DESIGN: In vitro molecular research on the posterior longitudinal ligament fibroblasts. OBJECTIVE: To investigate different expression of old astrocyte specifically induced substance (OASIS) between spinal ligament fibroblasts from the patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) and from non-OPLL patients and demonstrate knockdown of OASIS protein expression by RNA interference inhibiting expression of type I collagen (COL I) in OPLL cells...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106737/a-novel-combination-rnai-toward-warburg-effect-by-replacement-with-mir-145-and-silencing-of-ptbp1-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-in-bladder-cancer-cells
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Tomoaki Takai, Yuki Yoshikawa, Teruo Inamoto, Koichiro Minami, Kohei Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Sugito, Yuki Kuranaga, Haruka Shinohara, Minami Kumazaki, Takuya Tsujino, Kiyoshi Takahara, Yuko Ito, Yukihiro Akao, Haruhito Azuma
Bladder cancer is one of the most difficult malignancies to control. We explored the use of a novel RNA-interference method for a driver oncogene regulating cancer specific energy metabolism by the combination treatment with a small interfering RNA (siRNA) and a microRNA. After transfection of T24 and 253JB-V cells with miR-145 and/or siR-PTBP1, we examined the effects of cell growth and gene expression by performing the trypan blue dye exclusion test, Western blot, Hoechst 33342 staining, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and electron microscopy...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106543/expression-and-significance-of-calreticulin-in-human-osteosarcoma
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Xu-Hua Zhang, Yue Zhang, Wen-Peng Xie, De-Sheng Sun, Yong-Kui Zhang, Yan-Ke Hao, Guo-Qing Tan
BACKGROUND: As one of the endoplasmic reticulum proteins, Calreticulin (CRT) plays a significant role in the body, and it has been used by many researchers as a target for anti-tumor therapy. OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of the present study was to study expression of CRT of osteosarcoma cells, and analyze the distinctions between normal and tumor tissues, pre- and post-chemotherapy patients, and metastatic and non-metastatic tumors in respect to this expression...
January 13, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106375/acinetodin-and-klebsidin-rna-polymerase-targeting-lasso-peptides-produced-by-human-isolates-of-acinetobacter-gyllenbergii-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Mikhail Metelev, Anatolii Arseniev, Leah B Bushin, Konstantin Kuznedelov, Tatiana O Artamonova, Ruslan Kondratenko, Mikhail Khodorkovskii, Mohammad R Seyedsayamdost, Konstantin Severinov
We report the bioinformatic prediction and structural validation of two lasso peptides, acinetodin and klebsidin, encoded by the genomes of several human-associated strains of Acinetobacter and Klebsiella. Computation of the three-dimensional structures of these peptides using NMR NOESY constraints verifies that they contain a lasso motif. Despite the lack of sequence similarity to each other or to microcin J25, a prototypical lasso peptide and transcription inhibitor from Escherichia coli, acinetodin and klebsidin also inhibit transcript elongation by the E...
January 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106228/expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-pandar-and-its-prognostic-value-in-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Xiangke Li, Feng Wang, Yan Sun, Qingxia Fan, Guangfei Cui
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are emerging as key molecules in human cancer. In the present study, we explored the role of the lncRNA PANDAR in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: The relative expression level of lncRNA PANDAR in CRC tissues and cell lines was determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). The associations between PANDAR expression and clinicopathological features of CRC patients were further analyzed. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed to evaluate the value of PANDAR in the prognosis of CRC patients...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105941/the-loss-of-photosynthetic-pathways-in-the-plastid-and-nuclear-genomes-of-the-non-photosynthetic-mycoheterotrophic-eudicot-monotropa-hypopitys
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Nikolai V Ravin, Eugeny V Gruzdev, Alexey V Beletsky, Alexander M Mazur, Egor B Prokhortchouk, Mikhail A Filyushin, Elena Z Kochieva, Vitaly V Kadnikov, Andrey V Mardanov, Konstantin G Skryabin
BACKGROUND: Chloroplasts of most plants are responsible for photosynthesis and contain a conserved set of about 110 genes that encode components of housekeeping gene expression machinery and photosynthesis-related functions. Heterotrophic plants obtaining nutrients from other organisms and their plastid genomes represent model systems in which to study the effects of relaxed selective pressure on photosynthetic function. The most evident is a reduction in the size and gene content of the plastome, which correlates with the loss of genes encoding photosynthetic machinery which become unnecessary...
November 16, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105232/trip13-is-expressed-in-colorectal-cancer-and-promotes-cancer-cell-invasion
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Kenji Kurita, Masao Maeda, Mohammed A Mansour, Toshio Kokuryo, Keisuke Uehara, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Masato Nagino, Michinari Hamaguchi, Takeshi Senga
Thyroid hormone receptor interactor 13 (TRIP13) is a member of the ATPases associated with various cellular activities family of proteins and is highly conserved in a wide range of species. Recent studies have demonstrated that TRIP13 is critical for the inactivation of the spindle assembly checkpoint and is associated with the progression of certain cancers. In the present study, the role of TRIP13 in colorectal cancer (CRC) was examined. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that TRIP13 messenger RNA was highly expressed in multiple CRC tissues...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105223/mirna-129-5p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-lung-cancer-by-targeting-microspherule-protein-1-e-cadherin-and-vimentin
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Yongzhou Zhang, Jihong An, Weiling Lv, Tingting Lou, Yunxin Liu, Wenyi Kang
Downregulation of microRNA-129 (miR-129) has been described in various types of cancer, however, the significance of miR-129 in lung cancer has not been investigated. The present study, for the first time, determined miR-129-5p expression levels in both lung cancer cell lines and primary lung cancer tissues and also studied the effect of miR-129-5p on the proliferation and invasiveness of lung cancer cells. The results showed that miR-129-5p expression was significantly reduced in both lung cancer cell lines and primary lung cancer tissues (P<0...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105222/curcumin-suppresses-the-proliferation-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-downregulating-h19
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Gao Liu, Tian Xiang, Quan-Feng Wu, Wei-Xing Wang
Curcumin, a major phytochemical in turmeric, inhibits the proliferation of many types of solid cancer cells by enhancing p53 expression. However, the long non-coding RNA H19 directly inhibits p53 activation and thus promotes gastric cancer progression. The aim of this study was to assess the role of H19 in curcumin-induced proliferative inhibition of gastric cancer. The gastric cancer cell line SGC-7901 was treated with curcumin at different concentrations and time points. The effect of curcumin on proliferation was assessed using cell counting kit-8 assays and flow cytometry with Ki67 staining...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105219/expression-and-clinical-significance-of-apollon-in-renal-carcinoma
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Hongbo Guo, Weifeng Zhong, Xiaohong Wang, Bin Pan, Feng Li, Kuang Lu, Zexuan Su, Shiqing Zhang
Apollon, namely baculoviral inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAP) repeat containing 6, is an unusually large member of the IAP family, and may be important in oncogenesis. The aim of the present study was to assess the association between renal carcinoma (RC) and Apollon expression, and to highlight the link between Apollon expression and the occurrence, development and prognosis of RC. Apollon expression was detected by immunohistochemistry, western blotting and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction in RC tissues, adjacent non-cancerous tissues and paired normal tissues, respectively, in order to analyze the association between Apollon expression and clinicopathological features of RC...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105215/role-of-axl-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Xiaohan Qu, Jinlu Liu, Xinwen Zhong, Xi Li, Qigang Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the expression profile of AXL in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its clinical significance. The current study included 257 NSCLC patients, tyrosine-protein kinase receptor UFO (AXL) expression in paired lung cancer and adjacent normal lung tissues of NSCLC patients were compared by immunohistochemistry, western blot analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). These methods were used to detect the expression of the AXL gene and protein in fresh tissues from 35 patients...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105206/curcumin-enhances-temsirolimus-induced-apoptosis-in-human-renal-carcinoma-cells-through-upregulation-of-yap-p53
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Shan Xu, Zheng Yang, Yizeng Fan, Bing Guan, Jing Jia, Yang Gao, Ke Wang, Kaijie Wu, Xinyang Wang, Pengsheng Zheng, Dalin He, Peng Guo
Curcumin has frequently been used as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of various types of disease and is known to enhance the drug sensitivity of cells. In the present study, the combined effect of curcumin and temsirolimus treatment on apoptosis in human renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cells was investigated. Temsirolimus is an inhibitor of the mechanistic target of rapamycin signaling pathway and used in the first-line treatment of metastatic RCC. It was demonstrated that curcumin combined with temsirolimus markedly induced apoptosis in RCC cells, however this effect was not observed following curcumin or temsirolimus treatment alone...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105202/increased-expression-of-urotensin-ii-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Dian-Gang Liu, Jing Chen, Hong-Xia Wang, Bao-Xin Li
Urotensin II (UII) and the urotensin II receptor (UT) exhibit mitogenic effects on tumor growth. Our previous study demonstrated that the UII/UT system is upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and may enhance the proliferation of human hepatoma cells. However, the clinical significance of UII/UT expression in HCC remains unclear. The present study assessed UII messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in 129 surgical specimens obtained from HCC patients using reverse transcription quantitative-polymerase chain reaction...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105199/serum-microrna-17-functions-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-osteosarcoma
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Shuai Li, Yong Gao, Yan Wang, Kun Wang, Zhi-Peng Dai, Dong Xu, Wei Liu, Zhi-Liang Li, Zheng-Dong Zhang, Shu-Hua Yang, Cao Yang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are a class of small noncoding RNA molecules that have important roles in regulating the expression of target genes associated with the development and progression of cancer. The majority of miRNAs are expressed in a highly tissue- and region-specific manner, and released into the bloodstream as a consequences of different diseases. Furthermore, altered levels of miRNAs have been observed in several diseases, including cancer. In the present study, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) demonstrated that circulating miR-17 levels were significantly upregulated in patients with osteosarcoma (OS) compared with healthy subjects...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105190/prognostic-significance-of-akr1b10-gene-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-surrounding-non-tumorous-liver-tissue
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Fuminori Sonohara, Yoshikuni Inokawa, Mitsuhiro Hishida, Mitsuro Kanda, Yoko Nishikawa, Suguru Yamada, Tsutomu Fujii, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Yasuhiro Kodera, Shuji Nomoto
When assessing outcome in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it is important to consider prognostic factors in background non-tumorous liver tissue as well as in the tumor, since multiple occurrence is associated with background liver status such as hepatitis. The current study aimed to elucidate molecular prognostic predictors that have an association with HCC background non-tumorous tissue. Microarray expression profiling identified aldo-keto reductase family 1, member B10 (AKR1B10) as a putative non-tumorous prognostic factor, and AKR1B10 gene expression was investigated in 158 curatively resected HCC cases by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105185/lim-and-sh3-protein-1-promotes-tumor-proliferation-and-metastasis-in-lung-carcinoma
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Xueqiong Lin, Xianhui Liu, Yusen Fang, Xuefen Weng
Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. In the present study, we focused on LIM and SH3 protein 1 (LASP-1), a key molecule involved in the development of multiple cancers, and attempted to elucidate its effect on the oncogenesis of lung cancer. We determined the expression level of LASP-1 in lung cancer using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis, and also studied the potential function of LASP-1 in lung cancer cell growth, apoptosis and migration by small interfering RNA transfection...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105154/upregulation-of-microrna-181b-inhibits-ccl18-induced-breast-cancer-cell-metastasis-and-invasion-via-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
#17
Lei Wang, Yu-Xia Wang, Li-Ping Chen, Ming-Li Ji
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of upregulating microRNA (miR)-181b expression in tumor-associated macrophages regarding breast cancer cell metastasis and to identify the target gene. Ectopic miR-181b was transfected into MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines with or without chemokine ligand 18 (CCL18) stimulation. Cell proliferation, migration/invasion and apoptosis rate were investigated. The binding effects of miR-181b to the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of the nuclear factor (NF)-κB gene were detected with the dual luciferase reporter system...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105147/fgfr3-silencing-by-sirna-inhibits-invasion-of-a549-cells
#18
Yuhua Li, Xiguang Liu, Hongjun Zhang, Tao Jiang, Wenjing Xiao, Shufen Zhao, Xiaoyun Yu, Fanjie Han
The present study identified that fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) was significantly upregulated in bone metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma. RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful approach for treating a wide range of human diseases, including cancer, through downregulating the expression of selected genes. In the present study, the invasiveness of A549 cells cultured in vitro was altered by small interfering (si)RNA targeting FGFR3, and the regulatory effect of silencing FGFR3 on the expression levels of E-cadherin and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)9 was investigated...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105140/role-of-mir-145-in-chronic-constriction-injury-in-rats
#19
Xiaolin Pang, Yuanzhang Tang, Dongya Zhang
The present study aims to investigate the effects and underlying mechanisms of miRNA-145 (miR-145) in rat models of chronic constriction injury (CCI). Rats were randomly divided into control, sham, CCI, agomiRNA (agomiR)-normal control (NC) and agomiR-145 groups (n=25 in each group); in addition, 30 rats with CCI were divided into small hairpin (sh)RNA-NC and shRNA-ras responsive element binding protein 1 (RREB1) groups. Paw withdrawal thermal latency (PWTL) and paw withdrawal mechanical threshold (PWMT) were detected...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104453/alphavirus-polymerase-and-rna-replication
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Maija K Pietilä, Kirsi Hellström, Tero Ahola
Alphaviruses are typically arthropod-borne, and many are important pathogens such as chikungunya virus. Alphaviruses encode four nonstructural proteins (nsP1-4), initially produced as a polyprotein P1234. nsP4 is the core RNA-dependent RNA polymerase but all four nsPs are required for RNA synthesis. The early replication complex (RC) formed by the polyprotein P123 and nsP4 synthesizes minus RNA strands, and the late RC composed of fully processed nsP1-nsP4 is responsible for the production of genomic and subgenomic plus strands...
January 16, 2017: Virus Research
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