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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725635/implications-of-micrornas-in-oncolytic-virotherapy
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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
#2
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
#3
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 17, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712309/improving-mirna-delivery-by-optimizing-mirna-expression-cassettes-in-viral-vectors
#4
Elena Herrera-Carrillo, Ying Poi Liu, Ben Berkhout
The RNA interference (RNAi) 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 (siRNAs) can trigger the selective knockdown of a target mRNA. For durable gene silencing, either artificial short hairpin RNA (shRNA) or microRNA (miRNA) encoding transgene constructs have been developed...
July 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707270/profiling-of-cellular-microrna-responses-during-the-early-stages-of-kshv-infection
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697440/electrochemical-nucleic-acid-detection-based-on-parallel-structural-dsdna-recombinant-azurin-hybrid
#10
Mohsen Mohammadniaei, Taek Lee, Jinho Yoon, Donghyun Lee, Jeong-Woo Choi
Several challenges remained to fabricate a molecular-level nucleic acid biosensor such as surface immobilization control, single mismatch detection and low current response. To overcome those issues, for the first time, authors presented a novel parallel structural dsDNA/recombinant azurin (PSD/rAzu) hybrid structure for the general nucleic acid detection. The PSD was designed and introduced by the optimized 8 Ag(+) ions to have greater conductivity than the canonical dsDNA, and conjugated with rAzu to develop a general platform for electrochemical detection of miRNAs and viral DNAs with high reproducibility and ultra-sensitivity towards single base pair mutation...
July 5, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694799/a-tiny-rna-that-packs-a-big-punch-the-critical-role-of-a-viral-mir-155-ortholog-in-lymphomagenesis-in-marek-s-disease
#11
REVIEW
Guoqing Zhuang, Aijun Sun, Man Teng, Jun Luo
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that have been identified in animals, plants, and viruses. These small RNAs play important roles in post-transcriptional regulation of various cellular processes, including development, differentiation, and all aspects of cancer biology. Rapid-onset T-cell lymphoma of chickens, namely Marek's disease (MD), induced by Gallid alphaherpesvirus 2 (GaHV2), could provide an ideal natural animal model for herpesvirus-related cancer research. GaHV2 encodes 26 mature miRNAs derived from 14 precursors assembled in three distinct gene clusters in the viral genome...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694795/modulation-of-host-mirnas-transcriptome-in-lung-and-spleen-of-peste-des-petits-ruminants-virus-infected-sheep-and-goats
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Aruna Pandey, Amit R Sahu, Sajad A Wani, Shikha Saxena, Sonam Kanchan, Vaishali Sah, Kaushal K Rajak, Alok Khanduri, Aditya P Sahoo, Ashok K Tiwari, Bina Mishra, D Muthuchelvan, Bishnu P Mishra, Raj K Singh, Ravi K Gandham
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is one of the highly contagious viral disease, characterized by fever, sore mouth, conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis, and pneumonia, primarily affecting sheep and goats. Reports suggested variable host response in goats and sheep and this host response vis-a-vis the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) has not been investigated. Here, miRNAs were sequenced and proteomics data were generated to identify the role of differentially expressed miRNA (DEmiRNA) in PPR virus (PPRV) infected lung and spleen tissues of sheep and goats...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691661/drosophila-microrna-modulates-viral-replication-by-targeting-a-homologue-of-mammalian-cjun
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Verna Monsanto-Hearne, Sultan Asad, Sassan Asgari, Karyn N Johnson
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are important regulators of biological processes, including host-virus interaction. This study investigated the involvement of Drosophila melanogaster miR-8-5p in host-virus interaction. Drosophila flies and cells challenged with Drosophila C virus (DCV) were found to have lower miR-8-5p abundance compared to uninfected samples. Lowering miR-8-5p abundance by experimental inhibition of the miRNA led to an increase in viral accumulation, suggesting that the observed decrease in the miR-8-5p abundance during DCV infection enhances viral replication...
July 8, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690868/mirna-200c-3p-is-crucial-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#14
Qiang Liu, Jianchao Du, Xuezhong Yu, Jun Xu, Fengming Huang, Xiaoyun Li, Cong Zhang, Xiao Li, Jiahui Chang, Daozhen Shang, Yan Zhao, Mingyao Tian, Huijun Lu, Jiantao Xu, Chang Li, Huadong Zhu, Ningyi Jin, Chengyu Jiang
Influenza infection and pneumonia are known to cause much of their mortality by inducing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is the most severe form of acute lung injury (ALI). Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), which is a negative regulator of angiotensin II in the renin-angiotensin system, has been reported to have a crucial role in ALI. Downregulation of ACE2 is always associated with the ALI or ARDS induced by avian influenza virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus, respiratory syncytial virus and sepsis...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685993/association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-micrornas-with-susceptibility-to-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-and-hbv-related-liver-complications-a-study-in-a-saudi-arabian-population
#15
Ahmed A Al-Qahtani, Mashael R Al-Anazi, Nyla Nazir, Kaiser Wani, Ayman A Abdo, Faisal M Sanai, Mohammed Q Khan, Hamad I Al-Ashgar, Ali Albenmousa, Waleed K Al-Hamoudi, Khalid A Alswat, Mohammed N Al-Ahdal
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of 10 SNPs in different microRNAs (miRNAs) with susceptibility to hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, HBV clearance, persistence of chronic HBV infection, and progression to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Patients were categorized into the following groups: inactive HBV carrier, active HBV carrier, HBV-cleared subject, and cirrhosis+HCC. Samples were analyzed for 10 SNPs in microRNAs using either PCR-based genotyping or the TaqMan assay...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669004/an-update-epstein-barr-virus-and-immune-evasion-via-microrna-regulation
#16
REVIEW
Lielian Zuo, Wenxin Yue, Shujuan Du, Shuyu Xin, Jing Zhang, Lingzhi Liu, Guiyuan Li, Jianhong Lu
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is an oncogenic virus that ubiquitously establishes life-long persistence in humans. To ensure its survival and maintain its B cell transformation function, EBV has developed powerful strategies to evade host immune responses. Emerging evidence has shown that microRNAs (miRNAs) are powerful regulators of the maintenance of cellular homeostasis. In this review, we summarize current progress on how EBV utilizes miRNAs for immune evasion. EBV encodes miRNAs targeting both viral and host genes involved in the immune response...
June 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668702/differential-expression-of-novel-micrornas-in-response-to-the-infection-of-a-tmv-mutant-with-an-internal-poly-a-tract-in-n-benthamiana
#17
Song Guo, Ya-Chih Hsueh, Greg Tucker-Kellogg, Sek-Man Wong
We first constructed small RNA libraries of TMV- and TMV-43A-infected N. benthamiana for high throughput sequencing. A total number of 181 novel microRNAs (miRNAs) were identified through an improved miRNAs analysis pipeline. We were able to identify consistent miRNA expression changes induced in TMV and TMV-43A-infected plants, as well as differences associated with the UPD substitution in the TMV-43A viral genome. Virally induced miRNAs are associated with distinct processes and functions of predicted mRNA targets, including relation to host target defense...
June 28, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666407/small-rna-fragments-derived-from-multiple-rna-classes-the-missing-element-of-multi-omics-characteristics-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-cell-culture-model
#18
Paulina Jackowiak, Anna Hojka-Osinska, Anna Philips, Agnieszka Zmienko, Lucyna Budzko, Patrick Maillard, Agata Budkowska, Marek Figlerowicz
BACKGROUND: A pool of small RNA fragments (RFs) derived from diverse cellular RNAs has recently emerged as a rich source of functionally relevant molecules. Although their formation and accumulation has been connected to various stress conditions, the knowledge on RFs produced upon viral infections is very limited. Here, we applied the next generation sequencing (NGS) to characterize RFs generated in the hepatitis C virus (HCV) cell culture model (HCV-permissive Huh-7.5 cell line). RESULTS: We found that both infected and non-infected cells contained a wide spectrum of RFs derived from virtually all RNA classes...
June 30, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654900/specific-microrna-library-of-ifn-%C3%AF-on-bovine-endometrial-epithelial-cells
#19
Haichong Wu, Tao Zhang, Xiaofei Ma, Kangfeng Jiang, Gan Zhao, Changwei Qiu, Ganzhen Deng
IFN-τ is specifically secreted by the conceptus in ruminants during early pregnancy, and it plays a vital role in the immunological function of pregnancy. However, its mechanism involving microRNA (miRNA) is still not well understood. Deep sequencing was used to explore the specific miRNA library of IFN-τ on bovine endometrial epithelial cells (bEECs). The results showed that 574 known bovine miRNAs and 109 novel miRNAs were identified. We found 74 differentially expressed miRNAs, including 30 commonly expressed miRNAs in the experiment...
June 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642130/mir-155-expression-is-downregulated-in-kidney-transplant-patients-with-human-cytomegalovirus-infection
#20
Massimiliano Bergallo, Stefano Gambarino, Paola Montanari, Valentina Daprà, Marco Rassu, Ilaria Galliano, Paolo Ravanini
MicroRNAs are small, noncoding RNAs that control expression of target genes through inhibiting protein translation or inducing degradation of mRNA transcripts of target genes. According to the latest update, 2578 unique mature miRNAs are currently annotated in the human genome and participate in the regulation of multiple events, such as cellular proliferation or apoptosis. Herpesvirus family comprehends many viruses able to control and modulate host-cell processes permitting the survival by a latency phase after primary infection...
June 19, 2017: Transplant Immunology
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