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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456666/microrna-125b-1-3p-mediates-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-rats-by-targeting-teashirt-zinc-finger-homeobox-3
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Xiaotong Meng, Yue Zhu, Lin Tao, Sichao Zhao, Shui Qiu
The present study aimed to investigate the association between Teashirt zinc finger homeobox 3 (TSHZ3) and the nucleus pulposus (NP) of intervertebral discs in rats. TSHZ3 was identified from the differentially expressed micro (mi)RNAs in the expression profile of GSE63492 by identifying the overlapped target genes of microRNA (miR)-125b-1-3p across different databases. TSHZ3 small interfering RNA (siRNA) and an miR-125b-1-3p inhibitor were used for gene silencing and gene silencing efficiency was assessed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456523/g-protein-coupled-receptors-as-regulators-of-localized-translation-the-forgotten-pathway
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REVIEW
Aurélie Tréfier, Lucie P Pellissier, Astrid Musnier, Eric Reiter, Florian Guillou, Pascale Crépieux
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) exert their physiological function by transducing a complex signaling network that coordinates gene expression and dictates the phenotype of highly differentiated cells. Much is known about the gene networks they transcriptionally regulate upon ligand exposure in a process that takes hours before a new protein is synthesized. However, far less is known about GPCR impact on the translational machinery and subsequent mRNA translation, although this gene regulation level alters the cell phenotype in a strikingly different timescale...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456384/tea-polyphenols-and-prevention-of-epigenetic-aberrations-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Arundhati Bag, Niladri Bag
Tea polyphenols are secondary metabolites of tea plants and are well known for beneficial health effects. They can protect from a variety of illnesses including cancers. Tea polyphenols can prevent cancer by modulating epigenetic aberrations taking place in DNA methylation, histone modifications, and micro-RNAs. By altering these epimutations, they regulate chromatin dynamics and expression of genes those induce or suppress cancer formation. However, majority of the studies in existing literature are carried out for green tea polyphenols rather than black tea polyphenols despite the fact that black tea is the most commonly consumed form of tea (78%) followed by green tea (20%) and other forms of tea...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455435/dna-methylation-regulated-micrornas-in-hpv-16-induced-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc
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M K Sannigrahi, Rajni Sharma, Varinder Singh, Naresh K Panda, Vidya Rattan, Madhu Khullar
INTRODUCTION: Epigenetic modifications have been reported to play an important role in regulating gene expression and these modifications become critical when they have a role in controlling another important layer of epigenetic regulation namely microRNAs. In the present study, we have identified the microRNAs that may be regulated by promoter DNA methylation and histone acetylation in Human papilloma virus-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODOLOGY: HPV-negative cell line (UPCI:SCC-116) and HPV-16 +ve cell line (UPCI:SCC-090) were treated with methylation inhibitor (5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, AZA) and acetylation inhibitor (Trichostatin-A, TSA), followed by micro-array analysis...
February 17, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454903/estrogen-receptor-alpha-isoforms-are-the-main-estrogen-receptors-expressed-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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Vasiliki Pelekanou, Eleftheria Anastasiou, Efstathia Bakogeorgou, George Notas, Marilena Kampa, Rolando Garcia-Milian, Katerina Lavredaki, Eleni Moustou, Georgia Chinari, Petroula Arapantoni, Anthony O'Grady, Vassilios Georgoulias, Andreas Tsapis, Efstathios N Stathopoulos, Elias Castanas
The expression profile of estrogen receptors (ER) in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC) remains contradictory. Here we investigated protein and transcriptome expression of ERα wild type and variants. Tissue Micro-Arrays of 200 cases of NSCLC (paired tumor/non-tumor) were assayed by immunohistochemistry using a panel of ERα antibodies targeting different epitopes (HC20, 6F11, 1D5, ERα36 and ERα17p). ERβ epitopes were also examined for comparison. In parallel we conducted a probe-set mapping (Affymetrix HGU133 plus 2 chip) meta-analysis of 12 NSCLC tumor public transcriptomic studies (1418 cases) and 39 NSCLC cell lines...
February 15, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453975/mir144-3p-inhibits-pmvecs-excessive-proliferation-in-angiogenesis-of-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-via-tie2
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Congwen Yang, Keyi Lv, Bin Chen, Yong Yang, Xiangfa Ai, Hongfu Yu, Yihui Yang, Bin Yi, Kaizhi Lu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Increasing evidence show microRNAs (miRNAs) are associated with hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of miR-144 in the angiogenesis of HPS, as well as to identify its underlying mechanism. METHODS: The expression levels of miR-144-3p were assessed in pulmonary micro-vascular endothelial cells (PMVECs), as well as in lung tissues from rats with HPS. We predicted the potential target of miR-144-3p. Tyrosine kinase 2(Tie2) was identified as a target gene of miR144-3p, which has an essential role in the angiogenesis of lung vessel...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453044/micro-rna-1298-opposes-the-effects-of-chronic-oxidative-stress-on-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells-via-targeting-on-eif4e3
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Wu Ruibin, Xiaowei Zheng, Jiaying Chen, Xinyi Zhang, Xiayin Yang, Yuxian Lin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect and potential mechanism of miR-1298 in the progression of human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Expression of miR-1298 was assessed by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR), as well as in HTM-1 and HTM-2 cells. Mature miR-1298 mimic, miR-1298 inhibitor, and si-EIF4E3 and their corresponding controls were transfected into HTM-1 and HTM-2 to obtain stable HTM cells. Luciferase reporter assay was used to verify regulation between miR-1298 and EIF4E3...
February 13, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452304/the-chondrocyte-channelome-a-narrative-review
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Ali Mobasheri, Csaba Matta, Ilona Uzielienè, Emma Budd, Pablo Martín-Vasallo, Eiva Bernotiene
Chondrocytes are the main cells in the extracellular matrix of articular cartilage and possess a highly differentiated phenotype that is the hallmark of the unique physiological functions of this specialised load-bearing connective tissue. The plasma membrane of articular chondrocytes contains a rich and diverse complement of membrane proteins, known as the membranome, which defines the cell surface phenotype of the cells. The membranome is a key target of pharmacological agents and is important for chondrocyte function...
February 13, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450655/transcription-factors-network-in-root-endosymbiosis-establishment-and-development
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REVIEW
Issa Diédhiou, Diaga Diouf
Root endosymbioses are mutualistic interactions between plants and the soil microorganisms (Fungus, Frankia or Rhizobium) that lead to the formation of nitrogen-fixing root nodules and/or arbuscular mycorrhiza. These interactions enable many species to survive in different marginal lands to overcome the nitrogen-and/or phosphorus deficient environment and can potentially reduce the chemical fertilizers used in agriculture which gives them an economic, social and environmental importance. The formation and the development of these structures require the mediation of specific gene products among which the transcription factors play a key role...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446008/enhanced-resistance-to-citrus-canker-in-transgenic-mandarin-expressing-xa21-from-rice
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Ahmad A Omar, Mayara M Murata, Hesham A El-Shamy, James H Graham, Jude W Grosser
Genetic engineering approaches offer an alternative method to the conventional breeding of Citrus sp. 'W. Murcott' mandarin (a hybrid of 'Murcott' and an unknown pollen parent) is one of the most commercially important cultivars grown in many regions around the world. Transformation of 'W. Murcott' mandarin was achieved by direct DNA uptake using a protoplast transformation system. DNA construct (pAO3), encoding Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and the cDNA of Xa21, a Xanthomonas resistance gene from rice, was used to transform protoplasts of 'W...
February 14, 2018: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444515/comprehensive-mirna-analysis-of-human-umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-and-extracellular-vesicles
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Xiang-Yu Zou, Yongjiang Yu, Sihao Lin, Liang Zhong, Jie Sun, Guangyuan Zhang, Yingjian Zhu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) participate in the tissue-specific repair of many different organs, especially the kidney. Their effects are primarily mediated by the paracrine release of factors including extracellular vesicles (EVs), which are composed of micro-vesicles and exosomes. The corresponding microRNAs (miRNAs) of EVs are considered important for their biological functions. METHODS: MSCs were cultured from the human umbilical cord, and EVs were isolated from the medium...
February 8, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443548/sex-and-bone-specific-responses-in-bone-structure-to-exogenous-leptin-and-leptin-receptor-antagonism-in-the-ovine-fetus
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Miles J De Blasio, Stuart A Lanham, Dominique Blache, Richard Oc Oreffo, Abigail L Fowden, Alison J Forhead
Widespread expression of leptin and its receptor in developing cartilage and bone suggests that leptin may regulate bone growth and development in the fetus. Using micro-computed tomography, this study investigated the effects of exogenous leptin and leptin receptor antagonism on aspects of bone structure in the sheep fetus during late gestation. From 125-130 days of gestation (term ~145 days), chronically-catheterised singleton sheep fetuses were infused intravenously for five days with either saline (0.9% saline, n=13), recombinant ovine leptin at two doses (0...
February 14, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442158/effects-of-human-parathyroid-hormone-1-34-on-bone-loss-and-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Yang Luo, Shu-Yang Li, Fa-Ming Tian, Hui-Ping Song, Ying-Ze Zhang, Liu Zhang
PURPOSE: Lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration is a common cause of lower back pain that affects the physical and mental health of patients and increases social burden. Parathyroid hormone has been reported to be effective at inhibiting disc degeneration; however, these effects have not been fully established in vivo in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Thus, in this study, we aimed to address this issue and examine the effects of parathyroid hormone treatment in OVX rats. METHODS: Thirty female Sprague-Dawley rats, three months-old, were subjected to sham or ovariectomy surgery...
February 13, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441788/expression-purification-and-biochemical-characterization-of-human-afamin
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Alessandra Altamirano, Andreas Naschberger, Barbara G Furnrohr, Radka Saldova, Weston B Struwe, Patrick M Jennings, Silvia Millán Martín, Suzana Malic, Immanuel Plangger, Stefan Lechner, Reina Pisano, Nicole Peretti, Bernd Linke, Mario M Aguiar, Friedrich Fresser, Andreas Ritsch, Tihana Lenac Rovis, Christina Goode, Pauline M Rudd, Klaus Scheffzek, Bernhard Rupp, Hans Dieplinger
Afamin is an 87 kDa glycoprotein with five predicted N-glycosylation sites. Afamin's glycan abundance contributes to conformational and chemical inhomogeneity presenting great challenges for molecular structure determination. For the purpose of studying the structure of afamin, various forms of recombinantly expressed human afamin (rhAFM) with different glycosylation patterns were thus created. Wild-type rhAFM and various hypo-glycosylated forms were expressed in CHO, CHO-Lec1 and HEK293T cells. Fully non-glycosylated rhAFM was obtained by transfection of point-mutated cDNA to delete all N-glycosylation sites of afamin...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436874/the-influence-of-fiber-dispersion-on-the-mechanical-response-of-aortic-tissues-in-health-and-disease-a-computational-study
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Justyna A Niestrawska, Daniel Ch Haspinger, Gerhard A Holzapfel
Changes in the structural components of aortic tissues have been shown to play a significant role in the pathogenesis of aortic degeneration. Therefore, reliable stress analyses require a suitable and meaningful constitutive model that captures micro-structural changes. As recent data show, in-plane and out-of-plane collagen fiber dispersions vary significantly between healthy and aneurysmatic aortic walls. The aim of this study is to computationally investigate the influence of fiber dispersion on the mechanical response of aortic tissues in health and disease...
February 13, 2018: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436608/microrna-expression-profiles-of-scar-and-normal-tissue-from-patients-with-posterior-urethral-stricture-caused-by-pelvic-fracture-urethral-distraction-defects
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Kaile Zhang, Jun Chen, Dongliang Zhang, Lin Wang, Weixin Zhao, David Yun-Te Lin, Rong Chen, Hong Xie, Xiaoyong Hu, Xiaolan Fang, Qiang Fu
Pelvic fracture urethral distraction defect (PFUDD) seriously affects the quality of life of patients. At present, there are few effective drug treatments available for PFUDD‑induced urethral stricture, which is associated with fibrosis and scar formation in urethra lumen. Emerging evidence suggests that microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) may be involved in the regulation of fibrosis, and analysis of miRNA expression profiles in urethral scar and normal urethra tissues may therefore benefit the discovery of novel treatments for urethral stricture with micro invasive procedures...
February 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435937/laser-capture-microdissection-of-epithelium-from-a%C3%A2-wound-healing-model-for-microrna-analysis
#17
Alyne Simões, Zujian Chen, Yan Zhao, Lin Chen, Virgilia Macias, Luisa A DiPietro, Xiaofeng Zhou
MicroRNAs are ~22 nucleotide-long noncoding RNAs influencing many cellular processes (including wound healing) by their regulatory functions on gene expression. The ability to analyze microRNA in different cells at the wound site is essential for understanding the critical role(s) of microRNA during various phases of wound healing. Laser capture micro-dissection (LCM) is an effective method to distinguish between relevant and non-relevant cells or tissues and enables the researcher to obtain homogeneous, ultra-pure samples from heterogeneous starting material...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435926/how-to-explore-the-function-and-importance-of-micrornas-micrornas-expression-profile-and-their-target-pathway-prediction-in-bovine-ovarian-cells
#18
Anna E Zielak-Steciwko, John A Browne
Micro RNAs (miRNA) are integral components of genetic regulatory networks and act by binding to the transcripts of their corresponding target genes, leading to a decrease in protein production levels either by mRNA degradation or by translational repression. While the role of miRNAs is ubiquitous, they have a particular importance with regard to cell differentiation. The miRNA-target mRNA interaction has a significant impact on many signaling pathways and the cross-talk between them; playing a regulatory role in a variety of different physiological processes within the cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434942/tumor-angiogenesis-as-an-important-prognostic-factor-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-stage-iiia
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Ivan Bačić, Robert Karlo, Ana Šoštarić Zadro, Zvonko Zadro, Neven Skitarelić, Anko Antabak
The aim of the present study was to evaluate angiogenesis by determining the micro vascular density (MVD) and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A) in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tumor samples, and to analyze their associations with clinical parameters and survival. Tumor tissue specimens of fifty patients (41 males and 9 females), who underwent radical surgical treatment for NSCLC in stage IIIA (T1-3N2) were collected for immunohistochemical analysis. MVD evaluation was performed using an anti-CD31 monoclonal antibody and VEGF-A expression using a polyclonal anti-VEGF-A antibody...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434917/the-association-between-differentially-expressed-micro-rnas-in-breast-cancer-cell-lines-and-the-micro-rna-205-gene-polymorphism-in-breast-cancer-tissue
#20
Jingcheng Zhang, Bin Wei, Huixian Hu, Fanrong Liu, Yan Tu, Fang He
Micro (mi)RNAs are an endogenous non-coding small RNA comprised of 19-26 nucleotides. miRNAs regulate gene expression through the recognition of its 'seed sequence' and interactions with 3'-untranslated region of target miRNAs. Previous studies identified that miRNAs are associated with the onset and development of breast cancer and that a number of mutations in the coding DNA sequence of miRNAs affect its expression. Therefore, the present study aimed to screen differentially expressed miRNAs using miRNA expression profile chips to analyze the expression of miRNA (miR)-205 in 12 breast cell lines of different metastatic performance and benign proliferative variation as well as breast cancer via in-situ hybridization, and screen out single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the miR-205 coding gene region...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
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