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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721157/micrornas-and-metabolic-disorders-where-are-we-heading
#1
Agnieszka Sliwinska, Marta A Kasinska, Jozef Drzewoski
MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are short, non-coding molecules engaged in normal functioning of eukaryotic cells, as negative regulators of gene expression. Since the first discovery of miRNA in the early 1990s, hundreds of different miRNAs and their targets have been identified. A growing number of studies have aimed to search for microRNAs which have a key role in the regulation of insulin signaling and metabolic homeostasis. Recent evidence indicates that dysregulation of miRNA expression is involved in the development of various diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), obesity and cardiovascular diseases...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717872/stress-induced-changes-in-mirna-biogenesis-and-functioning
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REVIEW
Marta Olejniczak, Anna Kotowska-Zimmer, Wlodzimierz Krzyzosiak
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, noncoding RNAs that play key roles in the regulation of cellular homeostasis in eukaryotic organisms. There is emerging evidence that some of these processes are influenced by various forms of cellular stresses, including DNA damage, pathogen invasion or chronic stress associated with diseases. Many reports over the last decade demonstrate examples of stress-induced miRNA deregulation at the level of transcription, processing, subcellular localization and functioning. Moreover, core miRNA biogenesis proteins and their interactions with partners can be selectively regulated in response to stress signaling...
July 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709951/microrna-basic-concepts-and-implications-for-regeneration-and-repair-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Cláudia Saraiva, Marta Esteves, Liliana Bernardino
MicroRNAs (miRNA) are small non-coding molecules that revolutionized our knowledge about the regulation of gene expression. Capable to target a large number of mRNA, miRNA are thought to regulate around 30% of the entire human genome. Therefore, these molecules are able to regulate several biological processes, including neuronal survival, differentiation and regeneration. Additionally, miRNA might act as valuable clinical agents in brain pathological conditions: their specific expression patterns in the brain parenchyma and/or in circulating fluids have been highlighted as potential biomarkers while the modulation of their activity may have therapeutic value for several neurodegenerative diseases...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705953/micrornas-in-the-skin-role-in-development-homoeostasis-and-regeneration
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REVIEW
Steven Horsburgh, Nicola Fullard, Mathilde Roger, Abbie Degnan, Stephen Todryk, Stefan Przyborski, Steven O'Reilly
The skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system and possesses a vast number of functions. Due to the distinct layers of the skin and the variety of cells which populate each, a tightly regulated network of molecular signals control development and regeneration, whether due to programmed cell termination or injury. MicroRNAs (miRs) are a relatively recent discovery; they are a class of small non-coding RNAs which possess a multitude of biological functions due to their ability to regulate gene expression via post-transcriptional gene silencing...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704808/enhanced-reactive-oxygen-species-production-acidic-cytosolic-ph-and-upregulated-na-h-exchanger-nhe-in-dicer-deficient-cd4-t-cells
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Yogesh Singh, Yuetao Zhou, Shaqiu Zhang, Khalid N M Abdelazeem, Bernat Elvira, Madhuri S Salker, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) negatively regulate gene expression at a post-transcriptional level. Dicer, a cytoplasmic RNase III enzyme, is required for the maturation of miRNAs from precursor miRNAs. Dicer, therefore, is a critical enzyme involved in the biogenesis and processing of miRNAs. Several biological processes are controlled by miRNAs, including the regulation of T cell development and function. T cells generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) with parallel H+ extrusion accomplished by the Na+/H+-exchanger 1 (NHE1)...
July 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696509/an-l-rna-aptamer-with-expanded-chemical-functionality-that-inhibits-microrna-biogenesis
#6
Adam Michael Kabza, Jonathan Thomas Sczepanski
In order to facilitate isolation of L-aptamers with novel RNA-binding properties, we have employed a cationic nucleotide, 5-aminoallyl-uridine, during the mirror image in vitro selection process. In this effort, we identified a modified L-RNA aptamer (MLRA) capable of binding oncogenic pre-miR-19a with exceptional affinity, and we show that the cationic modification is absolutely critical for binding. Furthermore, formation of the MLRA-pre-miR-19a complex inhibits Dicer-mediated cleavage of the pre-miR, thus blocking formation of the mature functional microRNA...
July 11, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689377/-exosomal-micrornas-as-a-part-of-the-cell-cell-communication-in-cancer
#7
Agnieszka Wesołowska, Katarzyna Piwocka
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles released by several types of cells into the extracellular matrix. They contain both, proteins and nucleic acids, including DNA fragments, mRNAs, microRNAs, and other non-coding RNAs, that can be transported to the recipient cells. They are one of the key elements of intercellular communication that occurs in the tumor microenvironment. Recently studies have shown that exosomal microRNAs are involved in the regulation of cell migration and invasiveness, angiogenesis, metastasis, and the modulation of immune response against cancer...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684614/ubiquinol-effects-on-antiphospholipid-syndrome-prothrombotic-profile-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Carlos Pérez-Sánchez, María Ángeles Aguirre, Patricia Ruiz-Limón, María Carmen Abalos-Aguilera, Yolanda Jiménez-Gómez, Iván Arias-de la Rosa, Antonio Rodriguez-Ariza, Lucía Fernández-Del Río, José Antonio Gonzalez-Reyes, Pedro Segui, Eduardo Collantes-Estévez, Nuria Barbarroja, Francisco Velasco, Savino Sciascia, Irene Cecchi, María José Cuadrado, José Manuel Villalba, Chary López-Pedrera
OBJECTIVE: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) leukocytes exhibit an oxidative perturbation, directly linked to alterations in mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism. This disturbance is related to the patients' prothrombotic status and can be prevented by in vitro treatment with coenzyme Q10. Our aim was to investigate short-term effects of in vivo ubiquinol (reduced coenzyme Q10[Qred]) supplementation on markers related to inflammation and thrombosis in APS through a prospective, randomized, crossover, placebo-controlled trial...
July 6, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684423/the-rna-binding-protein-hur-contributes-to-neuroinflammation-by-promoting-c-c-chemokine-receptor-6-ccr6-expression-on-th17-cells
#9
Jing Chen, Jennifer L Martindale, Carole Cramer, Myriam Gorospe, Ulus Atasoy, Paul D Drew, Shiguang Yu
In both multiple sclerosis and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the C C chemokine receptor 6 (CCR6) is critical for pathogenic T helper 17 (Th17) cell migration to the central nervous system (CNS). While many cytokines and their receptors are potently regulated via posttranscriptional mechanisms in response to various stimuli, how CCR6 expression is posttranscriptionally regulated in Th17 cells is unknown. Here, using RNA binding protein HuR conditional knockout (KO) and wild type (WT) mice, we present evidence that HuR posttranscriptionally regulates CCR6 expression by binding to and stabilizing Ccr6 mRNA and by promoting CCR6 translation...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671666/multi-domain-utilization-by-tut4-and-tut7-in-control-of-let-7-biogenesis
#10
Christopher R Faehnle, Jack Walleshauser, Leemor Joshua-Tor
The uridyl transferases TUT4 and TUT7 (collectively called TUT4(7)) switch between two modes of activity, either promoting expression of let-7 microRNA (monoU) or marking it for degradation (oligoU). Lin28 modulates the switch via recruitment of TUT4(7) to the precursor pre-let-7 in stem cells and human cancers. We found that TUT4(7) utilize two multidomain functional modules during the switch from monoU to oligoU. The catalytic module (CM) is essential for both activities, while the Lin28-interacting module (LIM) is indispensable for oligoU...
July 3, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667061/microrna-in-glutamate-receptor-dependent-neurological-diseases
#11
REVIEW
Walid A Alsharafi, Zhaohui Luo, Xiaoyan Long, Yuanyuan Xie, Bo Xiao
Glutamate-mediated excitotoxicity is the major neuropathological process contributing to numerous neurological diseases. Recently, emerging evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) play essential roles in the pathophysiology of a wide range of neurological diseases. Notably, there have been significant developments in understanding the biogenesis of miRNAs, their regulatory mechanisms, and their potential as effective biomarkers and therapies. In the present review, we summarize the recent literature that highlights the versatile roles played by miRNAs in glutamate receptor (GluR)-dependent neurological diseases...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665784/the-evidence-for-a-microrna-product-of-human-drosha-gene
#12
Peter Mechtler, Sydney Johnson, Hannah Slabodkin, Amir B Cohanim, Leonid Brodsky, Eugene S Kandel
MicroRNAs are short RNA molecules that regulate function and stability of a large subset of eukaryotic mRNAs. In the main pathway of microRNA biogenesis, a short "hairpin" is excised from a primary transcript by ribonuclease DROSHA, followed by additional nucleolytic processing by DICER and inclusion of the mature microRNA into the RNA-induced silencing complex. We report that a microRNA-like molecule is encoded by human DROSHA gene within a predicted stem-loop element of the respective transcript. This putative mature microRNA is complementary to DROSHA transcript variant 1 and can attenuate expression of the corresponding protein...
June 30, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650464/%C3%AE-catenin-downregulates-dicer-to-promote-ovarian-cancer-metastasis
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S K Y To, A S C Mak, Y M Eva Fung, C-M Che, S-S Li, W Deng, B Ru, J Zhang, A S T Wong
Ovarian cancer is a nearly uniform lethal disease and its highly aggressive metastatic phenotype portends a poor prognosis. Lack of a well-controlled, relevant experimental model has been a major obstacle to identifying key molecules causing metastasis. Here we describe the creation of a new isogenic model of spontaneous human ovarian cancer metastasis exhibiting opposite phenotypes-highly metastatic (HM) and non-metastatic (NM)-both in vitro and in vivo. HM was unique in its ability to metastasize consistently to the peritoneum, mimicking the major dissemination route of human ovarian cancer...
June 26, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649425/opposing-activities-of-oncogenic-mir17hg-and-tumor-suppressive-mir100hg-clusters-and-their-gene-targets-regulate-replicative-senescence-in-human-adult-stem-cells
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Mary F Lopez, Ping Niu, Lu Wang, Maryann Vogelsang, Meenakshi Gaur, Bryan Krastins, Yueqiang Zhao, Aibek Smagul, Aliya Nussupbekova, Aikan A Akanov, I King Jordan, Victoria V Lunyak
Growing evidence suggests that many diseases of aging, including diseases associated with robust changes and adipose deports, may be caused by resident adult stem cell exhaustion due to the process called cellular senescence. Understanding how microRNA pathways can regulate cellular senescence is crucial for the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to combat these pathologies. Herein, using integrated transcriptomic and semi-quantitative proteomic analysis, we provide a system level view of the regulation of human adipose-derived stem cell senescence by a subset of mature microRNAs (termed senescence-associated-microRNAs) produced by biogenesis of oncogenic MIR17HG and tumor-suppressive MIR100HG clusters...
2017: NPJ Aging and Mechanisms of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612612/-molecular-aspects-of-thyroid-tumors-with-emphasis-on-microrna-and-their-clinical-implications
#15
M Ludvíková, I Kholová, D Kalfeřt
BACKGROUND: Central to neoplastic transformation and tumor progression is alteration of the signaling pathways that control cell proliferation and apoptosis. The key mechanisms for this neoplastic process are genetic changes (mutations of cancer-related genes) and recently identified epigenetic changes that involve DNA methylation, chromatin remodeling (which has a profound effect on the control of gene expression), and noncoding, regulatory RNA (notably, microRNA - miRNA). MiRNAs control expression of their target gene post-transcriptionally...
2017: Klinická Onkologie: Casopis Ceské a Slovenské Onkologické Spolecnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611354/chronic-low-dose-exposure-to-a-mixture-of-environmental-endocrine-disruptors-induces-micrornas-isomirs-deregulation-in-mouse-concomitant-with-intratesticular-estradiol-reduction
#16
Julio Buñay, Eduardo Larriba, Ricardo D Moreno, Jesús Del Mazo
Humans are environmentally exposed not only to single endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) but to mixtures that affect their reproductive health. In reproductive tissues, microRNAs (miRNAs) are emerging as key targets of EDCs. Here, we analysed changes in the testis "miRNome" (and their biogenesis mechanism) in chronically exposed adult mice to a cocktail of five EDCs containing 0.3 mg/kg-body weight (BW)/day of each phthalate (DEHP, DBP, BBP) and 0.05 mg/kg-BW/day of each alkylphenol (NP, OP), from conception to adulthood...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608842/talaromyces-marneffei-genomic-transcriptomic-proteomic-and-metabolomic-studies-reveal-mechanisms-for-environmental-adaptations-and-virulence
#17
REVIEW
Susanna K P Lau, Chi-Ching Tsang, Patrick C Y Woo
Talaromycesmarneffei is a thermally dimorphic fungus causing systemic infections in patients positive for HIV or other immunocompromised statuses. Analysis of its ~28.9 Mb draft genome and additional transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic studies revealed mechanisms for environmental adaptations and virulence. Meiotic genes and genes for pheromone receptors, enzymes which process pheromones, and proteins involved in pheromone response pathway are present, indicating its possibility as a heterothallic fungus...
June 13, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599275/dicer-suppresses-cytoskeleton-remodeling-and-tumorigenesis-of-colorectal-epithelium-by-mir-324-5p-mediated-suppression-of-hmgxb3-and-wasf-2
#18
Li Na Sun, Cheng Xing, Zheng Zhi, Yao Liu, Liang-Yan Chen, Tong Shen, Qun Zhou, Yu Hong Liu, Wen Juan Gan, Jing-Ru Wang, Yong Xu, Jian Ming Li
Emerging evidence indicates that microRNAs, a class of small and well-conserved noncoding RNAs, participate in many physiological and pathological processes. RNase III endonuclease DICER is one of the key enzymes for microRNA biogenesis. Here, we found that DICER was downregulated in tumor samples of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients at both mRNA and protein levels. Importantly, intestinal epithelial cell (IEC)-specific deletion of Dicer mice got more tumors after azoxymethane and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) administration...
May 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598284/the-circular-rna-landscape-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-during-osteogenesis
#19
Yunfei Zheng, Xiaobei Li, Yiping Huang, Lingfei Jia, Weiran Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the distinct expression pattern of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) during osteogenesis. METHODS: PDLSCs were isolated and cultured in osteogenic medium. Total RNA from cells at Day 0 (D0), Day 3 (D3), Day 7 (D7), and Day 14 (D14) were extracted, and submitted to RNA-sequencing to detect the expression profiles of circRNAs, mRNAs, and microRNAs (miRNAs). Real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was performed to validate the expression of circRNAs and miRNAs...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594894/micrornas-upregulated-during-hiv-infection-target-peroxisome-biogenesis-factors-implications-for-virus-biology-disease-mechanisms-and-neuropathology
#20
Zaikun Xu, Eugene L Asahchop, William G Branton, Benjamin B Gelman, Christopher Power, Tom C Hobman
HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) represent a spectrum neurological syndrome that affects up to 25% of patients with HIV/AIDS. Multiple pathogenic mechanisms contribute to the development of HAND symptoms including chronic neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. Among the factors linked to development of HAND is altered expression of host cell microRNAs (miRNAs) in brain. Here, we examined brain miRNA profiles among HIV/AIDS patients with and without HAND. Our analyses revealed differential expression of 17 miRNAs in brain tissue from HAND patients...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
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