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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930517/mirna-as-viral-transcription-tuners-in-hpv-mediated-cervical-carcinogenesis
#1
Gauri Shishodia, Gaurav Verma, Bhudev Chandra Das, Alok Chandra Bharti
High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are oncogenic DNA viruses that promote carcinogenic signaling by their oncoproteins mainly E6 and E7. A well-defined promoter regulates expression and enhancer region on HPV genome containing number of cis elements that essentially require a set of cognate host transcription factors to regulate viral promoter gene activity. Expression of these host factors is tightly regulated at multiple levels such as transcriptional, post-transcriptional and post-translational level...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922766/altered-accumulation-of-osa-mir171b-contributes-to-rice-stripe-virus-infection-by-regulating-disease-symptoms
#2
Aizi Tong, Quan Yuan, Shu Wang, Jiejun Peng, Yuwen Lu, Hongying Zheng, Lin Lin, Hairu Chen, Yifu Gong, Jianping Chen, Fei Yan
Viral infection affects the pattern of plant miRNA expression. It has been presumed that reduction of miR171 and several other miRNAs influences viral symptoms in plants. We here experimentally demonstrate the association of osa-miR171b with rice stripe virus (RSV) symptoms in rice. Inhibition of osa-miR171b caused stunting with reduced chlorophyll content in leaves similar to viral symptoms. Overexpression of osa-miR171b by an artificial miRNA extended vegetative growth and enhanced chlorophyll accumulation in leaves...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911139/preeclampsia-downregulates-micrornas-in-fetal-endothelial-cells-roles-of-mir-29a-c-3p-in-endothelial-function
#3
Chi Zhou, Qing-Yun Zou, Hua Li, Rui-Fang Wang, Ai-Xia Liu, Ronald R Magness, Jing Zheng
Context: Preeclampsia is a leading cause of fetal and maternal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. Although the etiology of preeclampsia is unknown, preeclampsia offspring have increased risks of developing cardiovascular disorders in adulthood, implicating that preeclampsia programs fetal vasculature in utero. Objective: We hypothesize that preeclampsia alters expression profiles of endothelial microRNAs (miRNAs) in fetal endothelial cells and disturbs the vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA)- and fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2)-induced endothelial function...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904190/exploring-the-human-nipah-virus-protein-protein-interactions
#4
Luis Martinez-Gil, Natalia M Vera-Velasco, Ismael Mingarro
Nipah virus is an emerging, highly pathogenic, zoonotic virus of the paramyxoviridiae family. Human transmission occurs by close contact with infected animals, the consumption of contaminated food, or, occasionally, via other infected individuals. Currently, we lack therapeutic or prophylactic treatments for Nipah virus. To develop these agents we must now improve our understanding of the host-virus interactions that underpin a productive infection. This aim led us to perform the present work, in which we identified (101) human-Nipah virus protein-protein interactions (PPIs), most of which (88) are novel...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901494/molecular-mechanisms-of-pathogenesis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-revealed-by-rna%C3%A2-sequencing
#5
Yao Liu, Zhe Yang, Feng Du, Qiao Yang, Jie Hou, Xiaohong Yan, Yi Geng, Yaning Zhao, Hua Wang
The present study aimed to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). RNA‑sequencing profiles GSM629264 and GSM629265, from the GSE25599 data set, were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database and processed by quality evaluation. GSM629264 and GSM629265 were from HCC and adjacent non‑cancerous tissues, respectively. TopHat software was used for alignment analysis, followed by the detection of novel splicing sites. In addition, the Cufflinks software package was used to analyze gene expressions, and the Cuffdiff program was used to screen for differently expressed genes (DEGs) and differentially expressed splicing variants...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884441/inhibition-of-retroviral-gag-assembly-by-non-silencing-mirnas-promotes-autophagic-viral-degradation
#6
Na Qu, Zhao Ma, Mengrao Zhang, Muaz N Rushdi, Christopher J Krueger, Antony K Chen
We recently reported an unconventional mechanism by which miRNAs inhibit HIV-1 viral production. This occurs when miRNAs bind nonspecifically to the viral structural protein Gag, interfering with viral RNA-mediated Gag assembly at the plasma membrane. Consequently, misassembled viral complexes are redirected into the endocytic pathway where they are delivered to lysosomes for degradation. In this study, we demonstrate that autophagy is a critical mediator of the viral degradation pathway and that this pathway is not HIV-1 specific...
September 7, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884294/a-concise-review-of-microrna-exploring-the-insights-of-microrna-regulations-in-bacterial-viral-and-metabolic-diseases
#7
REVIEW
Ahsan Naveed, Sajjad Ur-Rahman, Sabahat Abdullah, Muhammad Ammar Naveed
MicroRNA (miRNA) is a small section of ribonucleic acid (RNA) that reduces the protein formation by making the pair of the complementary piece of mRNA. The genes of miRNA are present as transcriptional or polycistronic units in the chromosomes. The cellular multiplication, separation and existence like the multitude of genetic functions are affected by miRNA. Nearly 50% of identified miRNA are located in the residence in the intronic part of the genes. The mature miRNA is yielded in two steps. Drosha and RNA-induced silencing complex are the catalysts that play an important role in miRNA synthesis...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883418/quantitative-proteomics-of-sf21-cells-during-baculovirus-infection-reveals-progressive-host-proteome-changes-and-its-regulation-by-viral-mirna
#8
Nishtha Nayyar, Inderjeet Kaur, Pawan Malhotra, Raj K Bhatnagar
System level knowledge of alterations in host is crucial to elucidate the molecular events of viral pathogenesis and to develop strategies to block viral establishment and amplification. Here, we applied quantitative proteomics approach to study global proteome changes in the host; Spodoptera frugiperda upon infection by a baculovirus, Spodoptera litura NPV at two stages i.e. 12 h and 72 h post infection. At 12 hpi, >95% of host proteins remained stable, however at 72 hpi, 52% host proteins exhibited downregulation of 2-fold or more...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881717/5-aza-2-deoxycytidine-dac-treatment-downregulates-the-hpv-e6-and-e7-oncogene-expression-and-blocks-neoplastic-growth-of-hpv-associated-cancer-cells
#9
Maximilian Stich, Lennard Ganss, Jens Puschhof, Elena-Sophie Prigge, Miriam Reuschenbach, Ana Guiterrez, Svetlana Vinokurova, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz
High-risk human papillomaviruses (hr HPVs) may cause various human cancers and associated premalignant lesions. Transformation of the host cells is triggered by overexpression of the viral oncogenes E6 and E7 that deregulate the cell cycle and induce chromosomal instability. This process is accompanied by hypermethylation of distinct CpG sites resulting in silencing of tumor suppressor genes, inhibition of the viral E2 mediated control of E6 and E7 transcription as well as deregulated expression of host cell microRNAs...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867494/targeting-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-an-oncolytic-adenovirus-using-microrna-targeting-strategy
#10
Mohammad Shayestehpour, Sharareh Moghim, Vahid Salimi, Somayeh Jalilvand, Jila Yavarian, Bizhan Romani, Talat Mokhtari-Azad
MicroRNA-targeting strategy is a promising approach that enables oncolytic viruses to replicate in tumor cells but not in normal cells. In this study, we targeted adenoviral replication toward breast cancer cells by inserting ten complementary binding sites for miR-145-5p downstream of E1A gene. In addition, we evaluated the effect of increasing miR-145 binding sites on inhibition of virus replication. Ad5-control and adenoviruses carrying five or ten copies of miR145-5p target sites (Ad5-5miR145T, Ad5-10miR145T) were generated and inoculated into MDA-MB-453, BT-20, MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines and human mammary epithelial cells (HMEpC)...
September 1, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866273/exploring-gene-expression-changes-in-the-amphioxus-gill-after-poly-i-c-challenge-using-digital-expression-profiling
#11
Qi-Lin Zhang, Han-Yue Qiu, Ming-Zhong Liang, Bang Luo, Xiu-Qiang Wang, Jun-Yuan Chen
Amphioxus, a cephalochordate, is a key model animal for studying the evolution of vertebrate immunity. Recently, studies have revealed that microRNA (miRNA) expression profiles change significantly in the amphioxus gill after immune stimulation, but it remains largely unknown how gene expression responds to immune stress. Elucidating gene expression changes in the amphioxus gill will provide a deeper understanding of the evolution of gill immunity in vertebrates. Here, we used high-throughput RNA sequencing technology (RNA-seq) to conduct tag-based digital gene expression profiling (DGE) analyses of the gills of control Branchiostoma belcheri and of those exposed to the viral mimic, poly(I:C) (pIC)...
September 1, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854245/mir-625-3p-is-upregulated-in-cd8-t-cells-during-early-immune-reconstitution-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
#12
Kriti Verma, Nidhi Jyotsana, Ivonne Buenting, Susanne Luther, Angelika Pfanne, Thomas Thum, Arnold Ganser, Michael Heuser, Eva M Weissinger, Lothar Hambach
Alloreactive CD8+ T-cells mediate the curative graft-versus-leukaemia effect, the anti-viral immunity and graft-versus-host-disease (GvHD) after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT). Thus, immune reconstitution with CD8+ T-cells is critical for the outcome of patients after allogeneic SCT. Certain miRNAs such as miR-146a or miR-155 play an important role in the regulation of post-transplant immunity in mice. While some miRNAs e.g. miR-423 or miR-155 are regulated in plasma or full blood during acute GvHD also in man, the relevance and expression profile of miRNAs in T-cells after allogeneic SCT is unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844749/immune-responses-in-daa-treated-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-and-without-prior-rg-101-dosing
#13
Meike H van der Ree, Femke Stelma, Sophie B Willemse, Anthony Brown, Leo Swadling, Marc van der Valk, Marjan J Sinnige, Ad C van Nuenen, J Marleen L de Vree, Paul Klenerman, Eleanor Barnes, Neeltje A Kootstra, Hendrik W Reesink
BACKGROUND&AIMS: With the introduction of DAA's, the majority of treated chronic hepatitis C patients (CHC) achieve a viral cure. The exact mechanisms by which the virus is cleared after successful therapy, is still unknown. The aim was to assess the role of the immune system and miRNA levels in acquiring a sustained virological response after DAA treatment in CHC patients with and without prior RG-101 (anti-miR-122) dosing. METHODS: In this multicenter, investigator-initiated study, 29 patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 (n = 11), 3 (n = 17), or 4 (n = 1) infection were treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir ± ribavirin...
August 24, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843856/htnv-induced-upregulation-of-mir-146a-in-huvecs-promotes-viral-infection-by-modulating-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-release
#14
Qing-Zhou Chen, Fan Luo, Ming-Xiang Lu, Ning Li, Yan Teng, Qiu-Ling Huang, Ni Zhu, Guan-Yi Wang, Ming Yue, Yun Zhang, Yong Feng, Hai-Rong Xiong, Wei Hou
Increasing research has shown a link between viruses and miRNAs, such as miRNA-146a, in regulating virus infection and replication. In the current study, the association between miR-146a and hantaan virus (HTNV) infection in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) was investigated, with a focus on examining the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines. The results showed that HTNV infection promoted the production of miR-146a in HUVECs and activated NF-κB(Nuclear factor-κB) signaling, along with the upregulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-8(Interleukin 8), CCL5(C-C Motif Chemokine Ligand 5, also RANTES), IP-10(Interferon-inducible protein-10) and IFN-β(Interferon beta)...
August 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837925/recent-advances-in-signal-amplification-strategy-based-on-oligonucleotide-and-nanomaterials-for-microrna-detection-a-review
#15
REVIEW
Ying-Xu Chen, Ke-Jing Huang, Ke-Xin Niu
MicroRNAs (MiRNAs) play multiple crucial regulating roles in cell which can regulate one third of protein-coding genes. MiRNAs participate in the developmental and physiological processes of human body, while their aberrant adjustment will be more likely to trigger diseases such as cancers, kidney disease, central nervous system diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, viral infections and so on. What's worse, for the detection of miRNAs, their small size, high sequence similarity, low abundance and difficult extraction from cells impose great challenges in the analysis...
August 18, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837697/herpesviruses-shape-tumour-microenvironment-through-exosomal-transfer-of-viral-micrornas
#16
Ohad Yogev, Stephen Henderson, Matthew John Hayes, Sara Sofia Marelli, Yifat Ofir-Birin, Neta Regev-Rudzki, Javier Herrero, Tariq Enver
Metabolic changes within the cell and its niche affect cell fate and are involved in many diseases and disorders including cancer and viral infections. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the etiological agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). KSHV latently infected cells express only a subset of viral genes, mainly located within the latency-associated region, among them 12 microRNAs. Notably, these miRNAs are responsible for inducing the Warburg effect in infected cells. Here we identify a novel mechanism enabling KSHV to manipulate the metabolic nature of the tumour microenvironment...
August 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837330/development-of-a-drug-delivery-system-based-on-chitosan-nanoparticles-for-oral-administration-of-interferon-%C3%AE
#17
Camila Cánepa, Julieta C Imperiale, Carolina A Berini, Marianela Lewicki, Alejandro Sosnik, Mirna M Biglione
Despite the good clinical efficacy of interferon-alpha (IFNα) to treat some types of cancer and viral infections, this biological drug is underused given its severe adverse effects and high dosing parenteral regimens. Aiming to achieve a breakthrough in therapy with IFNα, this work reports for the first time on the design and full characterization of a novel nanomedicine of IFNα-2b-loaded chitosan nanoparticles (IFN-CT NPs) for oral delivery. IFN-CT NPs produced by ionotropic gelation, encapsulating approximately 100% of the drug, showed a size of 36 ± 8 nm, zeta potential of +30 mV (dynamic light scattering), and spherical morphology (transmission electron microscopy)...
September 8, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831768/jcpyv-microrna-in-plasma-inversely-correlates-with-jcpyv-seropositivity-among-long-term-natalizumab-treated-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-patients
#18
Pabitra Basnyat, Elina Virtanen, Irina Elovaara, Sanna Hagman, Eeva Auvinen
Sensitive biomarkers are needed to better manage multiple sclerosis (MS) patients for natalizumab (NTZ)-associated risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). A currently used risk stratification algorithm, mainly based on JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) serology, has not led to a reduction of PML incidence. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate the presence and prevalence of JCPyV miRNAs in plasma of NTZ-treated MS patients, and to explore their biomarker potential for NTZ-associated PML risk assessment...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831740/expression-of-mir-155-associated-with-toll-like-receptors-3-7-and-9-transcription-in-the-olfactory-bulbs-of-cattle-naturally-infected-with-bhv5
#19
Bruna R S M Oliveira, Flavia V Vieira, Dielson de S Vieira, Sergio E L da Silva, Roberto Gameiro, Eduardo F Flores, Tereza C Cardoso
Bovine herpesvirus 5 (BHV5) infection of young cattle is frequently associated with fatal neurological disease and, as such, represents an attractive model for studying the pathogenesis of viral-induced meningoencephalitis. Following replication in the nasal mucosa, BHV5 invades the central nervous system (CNS) mainly through the olfactory pathway. The innate immune response triggered by the host face to virus replication through the olfactory route is poorly understood. Recently, an upregulation of conserved pathogen-associated molecular pattern, as Toll-like receptors (TLRs), has been demonstrated in the CNS of BHV5 experimentally infected cows...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827731/microrna-7641-is-a-regulator-of-ribosomal-proteins-and-a-promising-targeting-factor-to-improve-the-efficacy-of-cancer-therapy
#20
Abu Musa Md Talimur Reza, Yun-Jung Choi, Yu-Guo Yuan, Joydeep Das, Hideyo Yasuda, Jin-Hoi Kim
Many diseases, including myocardial infarction, autoimmune disease, viral diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancers, are frequently diagnosed with aberrant expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) and their allied pathways. This indicates the crucial role of miRNAs in maintaining biological and physiological processes. miR-7641 is a miRNA whose role in disease has not been fully investigated. In the present study, we investigated the expression pattern of miR-7641 and its target genes in different cancer cells, as well as in clinical cancer patients...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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