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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808676/efficacy-and-safety-of-doubly-regulated-vaccinia-virus-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model-of-multiple-myeloma
#1
Muneyoshi Futami, Kota Sato, Kanji Miyazaki, Kenshi Suzuki, Takafumi Nakamura, Arinobu Tojo
Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of plasma cells of the bone marrow. Although the prognosis is variable, no curative therapy has been defined. Vaccinia virus infects cancer cells and kills such cells in a variety of ways. These include direct infection, triggering of immunomediated cell death, and vascular collapse. The potential of the vaccinia virus as an anti-tumor therapy has attracted the attention of oncologists. Interestingly, our preliminary experiments revealed that myeloma cells were particularly susceptible to vaccinia virus...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798470/identification-of-the-novel-3-utr-sequences-of-human-il-21-mrna-as-potential-targets-of-mirnas
#2
Yutaka Enomoto, Rie Takagi, Yutaka Naito, Tsuyoshi Kiniwa, Yasuhito Tanaka, Susumu Hamada-Tsutsumi, Masaaki Kawano, Sho Matsushita, Takahiro Ochiya, Atsushi Miyajima
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. However, the strategy of HBV to escape from the host immune system remains largely unknown. In this study, we examined extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted from human hepatocytes infected with HBV. EVs includeing exosomes are nano-size vesicles with proteins, mRNAs, and microRNAs (miRNAs), which can be transmitted to different cells. We found that 104 EV associated miRNAs were increased in hepatocytes more than 2-fold by HBV infection...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796037/functional-prediction-of-mir-3144-5p-in-human-cardiac-myocytes-based-on-transcriptome-sequencing-and-bioinformatics
#3
Lei Ruan, Yi Yang, Yi Huang, Ling Ding, Cuntai Zhang, Xiaofen Wu
BACKGROUND: RAN guanine nucleotide release factor (RANGRF) encoding protein MOG1 plays an important role in cardiac arrhythmia, so we intended to investigate the regulatory miRNA of RANGRF and explore its potential regulatory mechanism in arrhythmogenesis. METHODS: Based on bioinformatic analysis, miR-3144-5p was predicted to be a regulatory miRNA of RANGRF, which were then validated through a dual-luciferase reporter plasmid assay. Subsequently, the expression level of miR-3144-5p in human cardiac myocytes (HCMs) was detected, followed by cell transfection with miR-3144-5p mimics...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794034/an-epstein-barr-virus-microrna-blocks-il-1-signaling-by-targeting-the-interleukin-1-receptor-1
#4
Camille M Skinner, Nikita S Ivanov, Sarah A Barr, Yan Chen, Rebecca L Skalsky
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encodes >44 viral microRNAs (miRNAs) that are differentially expressed throughout infection, can be detected in EBV-positive tumors, and manipulate several biological processes including cell proliferation, apoptosis, and immune responses. Here, we show that EBV BHRF1-2 miRNAs block NF-kB activation following treatment with pro-inflammatory cytokines, specifically interleukin-1 beta. Analysis of EBV PAR-CLIP miRNA targetome datasets combined with pathway analysis revealed multiple BHRF1-2 miRNA targets involved in interleukin signaling pathways...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783105/viral-ubiquitin-ligase-stimulates-selective-host-microrna-expression-by-targeting-zeb-transcriptional-repressors
#5
Gabriel Lutz, Igor Jurak, Eui Tae Kim, Ju Youn Kim, Michael Hackenberg, Andrew Leader, Michelle L Stoller, Donna M Fekete, Matthew D Weitzman, Donald M Coen, Angus C Wilson
Infection with herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) brings numerous changes in cellular gene expression. Levels of most host mRNAs are reduced, limiting synthesis of host proteins, especially those involved in antiviral defenses. The impact of HSV-1 on host microRNAs (miRNAs), an extensive network of short non-coding RNAs that regulate mRNA stability/translation, remains largely unexplored. Here we show that transcription of the miR-183 cluster (miR-183, miR-96, and miR-182) is selectively induced by HSV-1 during productive infection of primary fibroblasts and neurons...
August 7, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780467/in-vitro-schistosomicidal-and-antiviral-activities-of-arctium-lappa-l-asteraceae-against-schistosoma-mansoni-and-herpes-simplex-virus-1
#6
Mirna Meana Dias, Ohana Zuza, Lorena R Riani, Priscila de Faria Pinto, Pedro Luiz Silva Pinto, Marcos P Silva, Josué de Moraes, Ana Caroline Z Ataíde, Fernanda de Oliveira Silva, Alzira Batista Cecílio, Ademar A Da Silva Filho
Schistosomiasis and herpes diseases represent serious issues to the healthcare systems, infecting a large number of people worldwide, mainly in developing countries. Arctium lappa L. (Asteraceae), known as "bardana" and "burdock", is a medicinal plant popularly used for several purposes, including as antiseptic. In this study, we evaluated the in vitro schistosomicidal and antiherpes activities of the crude extract of A. lappa, which have not yet been described. Fruits of A. lappa L. were extracted by maceration with ethanol: H2O (96:4 v/v) in order to obtain the hydroalcoholic extract of A...
August 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771234/aav5-mihtt-gene-therapy-demonstrates-suppression-of-mutant-huntingtin-aggregation-and-neuronal-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-of-huntington-s-disease
#7
J Miniarikova, V Zimmer, R Martier, C C Brouwers, C Pythoud, K Richetin, M Rey, J Lubelski, M M Evers, S J van Deventer, H Petry, N Déglon, P Konstantinova
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disease caused by a mutation in the huntingtin (HTT) gene. To date, there is no treatment to halt or reverse the course of HD. Lowering of either total or only the mutant HTT expression is expected to have therapeutic benefit. This can be achieved by engineered micro (mi)RNAs targeting HTT transcripts and delivered by an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector. We have previously showed a miHTT construct to induce total HTT knock-down in Hu128/21 HD mice, while miSNP50T and miSNP67T constructs induced allele-selective HTT knock-down in vitro...
August 3, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769903/covert-infection-of-insects-by-baculoviruses
#8
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Trevor Williams, Cristina Virto, Rosa Murillo, Primitivo Caballero
Baculoviruses (Baculoviridae) are occluded DNA viruses that are lethal pathogens of the larval stages of some lepidopterans, mosquitoes, and sawflies (phytophagous Hymenoptera). These viruses have been developed as biological insecticides for control of insect pests and as expression vectors in biotechnological applications. Natural and laboratory populations frequently harbor covert infections by baculoviruses, often at a prevalence exceeding 50%. Covert infection can comprise either non-productive latency or sublethal infection involving low level production of virus progeny...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769895/micrornas-as-important-players-in-host-adenovirus-interactions
#9
REVIEW
Diogo Piedade, José M Azevedo-Pereira
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are powerful regulators of gene expression and fine-tuning genes in all tissues. Cellular miRNAs can control 100s of biologic processes (e.g., morphogenesis of embryonic structures, differentiation of tissue-specific cells, and metabolic control in specific cell types) and have been involved in the regulation of nearly all cellular pathways. Inherently to their involvement in different physiologic processes, miRNAs deregulation has been associated with several diseases. Moreover, several viruses have been described as either, avoid and block cellular miRNAs or synthesize their own miRNA to facilitate infection and pathogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769892/herpesviral-micrornas-in-cellular-metabolism-and-immune-responses
#10
REVIEW
Hyoji Kim, Hisashi Iizasa, Yuichi Kanehiro, Sintayehu Fekadu, Hironori Yoshiyama
The microRNAs (miRNAs) function as a key regulator in many biological processes through post-transcriptional suppression of messenger RNAs. Recent advancements have revealed that miRNAs are involved in many biological functions of cells. Not only host cells, but also some viruses encode miRNAs in their genomes. Viral miRNAs regulate cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and the cell cycle to establish infection and produce viral progeny. Particularly, miRNAs encoded by herpes virus families play integral roles in persistent viral infection either by regulation of metabolic processes or the immune response of host cells...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737488/modulation-of-let-7-mirnas-controls-the-differentiation-of-effector-cd8-t-cells
#11
Alexandria C Wells, Keith A Daniels, Constance C Angelou, Eric Fagerberg, Amy S Burnside, Michele Markstein, Dominique Alfandari, Raymond M Welsh, Elena L Pobezinskaya, Leonid A Pobezinsky
The differentiation of naive CD8 T cells into effector cytotoxic T lymphocytes upon antigen stimulation is necessary for successful antiviral, and antitumor immune responses. Here, using a mouse model, we describe a dual role for the let-7 microRNAs in the regulation of CD8 T cell responses, where maintenance of the naive phenotype in CD8 T cells requires high levels of let-7 expression, while generation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes depends upon T cell receptor-mediated let-7 downregulation. Decrease of let-7 expression in activated T cells enhances clonal expansion and the acquisition of effector function through derepression of the let-7 targets, including Myc and Eomesodermin...
July 24, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725635/implications-of-micrornas-in-oncolytic-virotherapy
#12
REVIEW
Xavier Bofill-De Ros, Maria Rovira-Rigau, Cristina Fillat
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are an abundant class of small non-coding RNA molecules (~22 nt) that can repress gene expression. Deregulation of certain miRNAs is widely recognized as a robust biomarker for many neoplasms, as well as an important player in tumorigenesis and the establishment of tumoral microenvironments. The downregulation of specific miRNAs in tumors has been exploited as a mechanism to provide selectivity to oncolytic viruses or gene-based therapies. miRNA response elements recognizing miRNAs expressed in specific tissues, but downregulated in tumors, have been inserted into the 3'UTR of viral genes to promote the degradation of these viral mRNAs in healthy tissue, but not in tumor cells...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716651/significance-of-a-to-i-rna-editing-of-transcripts-modulating-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics
#13
REVIEW
Masataka Nakano, Miki Nakajima
RNA editing is a post-transcriptional process that alters the nucleotide sequence of RNA transcripts to generate transcriptome diversity. Among the various types of RNA editing, adenosine-to-inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing is the most frequent type of RNA editing in mammals. Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADAR) enzymes, ADAR1 and ADAR2, convert adenosines in double-stranded RNA structures into inosines by hydrolytic deamination. Inosine forms a base pair with cytidine as if it were guanosine; therefore, the conversion may affect the amino acid sequence, splicing, microRNA targeting, and miRNA maturation...
July 15, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715488/microrna-dependent-and-independent-deregulation-of-long-non-coding-rnas-by-an-oncogenic-herpesvirus
#14
Sunantha Sethuraman, Lauren Appleby Gay, Vaibhav Jain, Irina Haecker, Rolf Renne
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a highly prevalent cancer in AIDS patients, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiological agent of KS and other cancers like Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL). In KS and PEL, all tumors harbor latent KSHV episomes and express latency-associated viral proteins and microRNAs (miRNAs). The exact molecular mechanisms by which latent KSHV drives tumorigenesis are not completely understood. Recent developments have highlighted the importance of aberrant long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) expression in cancer...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712309/improving-mirna-delivery-by-optimizing-mirna-expression-cassettes-in-diverse-virus-vectors
#15
Elena Herrera-Carrillo, Ying Poi Liu, Ben Berkhout
The RNA interference pathway is an evolutionary conserved post-transcriptional gene regulation mechanism that is exclusively triggered by double-stranded RNA inducers. RNAi-based methods and technologies have facilitated the discovery of many basic science findings and spurred the development of novel RNA therapeutics. Transient induction of RNAi via transfection of synthetic small interfering RNAs can trigger the selective knockdown of a target mRNA. For durable silencing of gene expression, either artificial short hairpin RNA or microRNA encoding transgene constructs were developed...
August 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707270/profiling-of-cellular-microrna-responses-during-the-early-stages-of-kshv-infection
#16
Hosni A M Hussein, Shaw M Akula
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) causes a variety of cancers, including Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), and multicentric Castleman disease (MCD). Host cellular microRNAs (miRNAs) play important post-transcriptional regulatory roles in gene expression and can greatly influence virus-host cell interactions. This study investigated cellular miRNA expression profiles operating in response to early stages of KSHV infection of human Burkitt lymphoma B cells (BJAB). We employed deep sequencing to analyze miRNA expression in KSHV-infected BJAB cells 15 min post infection (PI) and compared this to uninfected BJAB cells...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705173/conserved-sequences-of-bart-and-bhrf-regions-encoding-viral-micrornas-in-epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoma
#17
Keishin Sunagawa, Tsunekazu Hishima, Hitomi Fukumoto, Hideki Hasegawa, Harutaka Katano
OBJECTIVE: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encodes at least 25 pri-microRNAs (miRNAs) in two regions of its DNA genome, BART and BHRF. B95-8, an EBV reference strain, has a deletion in the BART region. However, no information is available on the deletions or mutations in the BART and BHRF regions in clinical samples of EBV-associated lymphoma. RESULTS: Nine DNA fragments encoding miR-BARTs and two coding miR-BHRF1s were amplified by PCR from DNA samples extracted from 16 cases of EBV-associated lymphoma...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699870/microrna-mir-214-inhibits-snakehead-vesiculovirus-replication-by-targeting-the-coding-regions-of-viral-n-and-p
#18
Chi Zhang, Lizhu Yi, Shuangshuang Feng, Xueqin Liu, Jianguo Su, Li Lin, Jiagang Tu
Snakeheadvesiculovirus (SHVV), a new member of the family Rhabdoviridae, has caused enormous economic losses in snakehead fish culture during the past years in China; however, little is known about the molecular mechanisms of its pathogenicity. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that play important roles in virus infection. In this study, we identified that SHVV infection downregulated miR-214 in striped snakehead (SSN-1) cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Notably, transfecting SSN-1 cells with miR-214 mimic significantly inhibitedSHVV replication, whereas miR-214 inhibitor promoted it, suggesting that miR-214 acted as a negative regulator of SHVV replication...
July 12, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698273/viral-micrornas-repress-the-cholesterol-pathway-and-25-hydroxycholesterol-inhibits-infection
#19
Anna K P Serquiña, Diane M Kambach, Ontara Sarker, Joseph M Ziegelbauer
From various screens, we found that Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) viral microRNAs (miRNAs) target several enzymes in the mevalonate/cholesterol pathway. 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthase 1 (HMGCS1), 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR [a rate-limiting step in the mevalonate pathway]), and farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase 1 (FDFT1 [a committed step in the cholesterol branch]) are repressed by multiple KSHV miRNAs. Transfection of viral miRNA mimics in primary endothelial cells (human umbilical vein endothelial cells [HUVECs]) is sufficient to reduce intracellular cholesterol levels; however, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting only HMGCS1 did not reduce cholesterol levels...
July 11, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698161/evolutionary-conservation-and-expression-of-mir-10a-3p-in-olive-flounder-and-rock-bream
#20
Ara Jo, Jennifer Im, Hee-Eun Lee, Dongmin Jang, Gyu-Hwi Nam, Anshuman Mishra, Woo-Jin Kim, Won Kim, Hee-Jae Cha, Heui-Soo Kim
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) that mainly bind to the seed sequences located within the 3' untranslated region (3' UTR) of target genes. They perform an important biological function as regulators of gene expression. Different genes can be regulated by the same miRNA, whilst different miRNAs can be regulated by the same genes. Here, the evolutionary conservation and expression pattern of miR-10a-3p in olive flounder and rock bream was examined. Binding sites (AAAUUC) to seed region of the 3' UTR of target genes were highly conserved in various species...
July 8, 2017: Gene
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