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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042220/long-noncoding-rna-uc-173-promotes-renewal-of-the-intestinal-mucosa-by-inducing-degradation-of-microrna-195
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Lan Xiao, Jing Wu, Jun-Yao Wang, Hee Kyoung Chung, Sudhakar Kalakonda, Jaladanki N Rao, Myriam Gorospe, Jian-Ying Wang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: s: The mammalian intestinal epithelium self renews rapidly and homeostasis is preserved via tightly controlled mechanisms. Long noncoding RNAs transcribed from ultraconserved regions (T-UCRs) control different cell functions, but little is known about their role in maintaining the integrity of the intestinal epithelium. We searched for T-UCRs that regulate growth of the intestinal mucosa and investigated the mechanism by which T-UCR uc.173 regulates epithelial renewal...
October 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028909/the-systematic-analysis-of-ultraconserved-genomic-regions-in-the-budding-yeast
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Zhi-Kai Yang, Feng Gao
Motivation: In the evolution of species, a kind of special sequences, termed ultraconserved sequences (UCSs), have been inherited without any change, which strongly suggests those sequences should be crucial for the species to survive or adapt to the environment. However, the UCSs are still regarded as mysterious genetic sequences so far. Here, we present a systematic study of ultraconserved genomic regions in the budding yeast based on the publicly available genome sequences, in order to reveal their relationship with the adaptability or fitness advantages of the budding yeast...
September 27, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929008/early-branching-euteleost-relationships-areas-of-congruence-between-concatenation-and-coalescent-model-inferences
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Matthew A Campbell, Michael E Alfaro, Max Belasco, J Andrés López
Phylogenetic inference based on evidence from DNA sequences has led to significant strides in the development of a stable and robustly supported framework for the vertebrate tree of life. To date, the bulk of those advances have relied on sequence data from a small number of genome regions that have proven unable to produce satisfactory answers to consistently recalcitrant phylogenetic questions. Here, we re-examine phylogenetic relationships among early-branching euteleostean fish lineages classically grouped in the Protacanthopterygii using DNA sequence data surrounding ultraconserved elements...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916343/the-role-of-a-new-class-of-long-noncoding-rnas-transcribed-from-ultraconserved-regions-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Daniela Terracciano, Sara Terreri, Filomena de Nigris, Valerio Costa, George A Calin, Amelia Cimmino
Ultraconserved regions (UCRs) represent a relatively new class of non-coding genomic sequences highly conserved between human, rat and mouse genomes. These regions can reside within exons of protein-coding genes, despite the vast majority of them localizes within introns or intergenic regions. Several studies have undoubtedly demonstrated that most of these regions are actively transcribed in normal cells/tissues, where they contribute to regulate many cellular processes. Interestingly, these non-coding RNAs exhibit aberrant expression levels in human cancer cells and their expression profiles have been used as prognostic factors in human malignancies, as well as to unambiguously distinguish among distinct cancer types...
September 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729024/understanding-the-genomic-ultraconservations-t-ucrs-and-cancer
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Linda Fabris, George A Calin
Transcribed ultraconserved regions (T-UCRs) are genomic regions conserved across large evolutionary distances, which encode for noncoding RNAs that serve as regulators of gene expression. Although T-UCRs have been linked to multiple aspects of mammalian gene regulation, the roles of their extreme evolutionary conservation remain largely unexplained. Growing body of literature is now focusing on T-UCRs as potential cancer biomarkers or as new drug targets. Here we present an overview of the discoveries so far published about the role of T-UCR in cancer and disease...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637293/conserved-nonexonic-elements-a-novel-class-of-marker-for-phylogenomics
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Scott V Edwards, Alison Cloutier, Allan J Baker
Noncoding markers have a particular appeal as tools for phylogenomic analysis because, at least in vertebrates, they appear less subject to strong variation in GC content among lineages. Thus far, ultraconserved elements (UCEs) and introns have been the most widely used noncoding markers. Here we analyze and study the evolutionary properties of a new type of noncoding marker, conserved nonexonic elements (CNEEs), which consists of noncoding elements that are estimated to evolve slower than the neutral rate across a set of species...
November 1, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599453/tuc338-promotes-cell-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-timp1-in-cervical-cancer
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Qin Li, Feiyang Shen, Chenghai Wang
Ultraconserved regions (UCRs) are non-protein-coding gene sequences that are strictly conserved across numerous distinct species. It has been demonstrated previously that UCRs encoding non-coding RNAs serve as regulators of gene expression. In recent decades, there has been increasing evidence for the involvement of UCRs in carcinogenesis. In previous studies, the non-coding RNA transcribed ultraconserved element 338 (TUC338) was identified to serve an oncogenic role in hepatocellular cancer; however, thus far, the role of TUC338 in cervical cancer (CC) remains undefined...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390323/the-impact-of-gc-bias-on-phylogenetic-accuracy-using-targeted-enrichment-phylogenomic-data
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Silas Bossert, Elizabeth A Murray, Bonnie B Blaimer, Bryan N Danforth
The field of sequence based phylogenetic analyses is currently being transformed by novel hybrid-based targeted enrichment methods, such as the use of ultraconserved elements (UCEs). Rather than analyzing relationships among organisms using a small number of genes, these methods now allow us to evaluate relationships with many hundreds to thousands of individual gene loci. However, the inclusion of thousands of loci does not necessarily overcome the long-standing challenge of incongruence among phylogenetic trees derived from different genes or gene regions...
June 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382457/expression-and-function-of-uc-160-a-transcribed-ultraconserved-region-in-gastric-cancer
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Ririno Honma, Keisuke Goto, Naoya Sakamoto, Yohei Sekino, Kazuhiro Sentani, Naohide Oue, Wataru Yasui
BACKGROUND: Transcribed ultraconserved regions (T-UCRs) are a novel class of noncoding RNAs that are highly conserved among the orthologous regions in most vertebrates. It has been reported that T-UCRs have distinct signatures in human cancers. We previously discovered the downregulation of T-UCR expression in gastric cancer (GC), indicating that T-UCRs could play an important role in GC biology. Uc.160+, a T-UCR reported to be downregulated in human cancer, has not been examined in GC...
November 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983635/new-cross-talk-layer-between-ultraconserved-non-coding-rnas-micrornas-and-polycomb-protein-yy1-in-bladder-cancer
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Sara Terreri, Montano Durso, Vincenza Colonna, Alessandra Romanelli, Daniela Terracciano, Matteo Ferro, Sisto Perdonà, Luigi Castaldo, Ferdinando Febbraio, Filomena de Nigris, Amelia Cimmino
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are highly conserved elements in mammals, and exert key regulatory functions. Growing evidence shows that miRNAs can interact with another class of non-coding RNAs, so-called transcribed ultraconserved regions (T-UCRs), which take part in transcriptional, post-transcriptional and epigenetic regulation processes. We report here the interaction of miRNAs and T-UCRs as a network modulating the availability of these non-coding RNAs in bladder cancer cells. In our cell system, antagomiR-596 increased the expression of T-UCR 201+...
December 14, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914101/tuc-338-promotes-invasion-and-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Chenghai Wang, Zheng Wang, Jie Zhou, Shuang Liu, Cong Wu, Caihong Huang, Yongling Ding
Ultraconserved regions (UCRs) are non-protein coding gene sequences that are strictly conserved across among different species. Emerging evidence demonstrates that transcribed ultraconserved regions (TUCRs) encoding noncoding RNAs serve as regulators of gene expression. In recent decades, increasing evidence implicates the involvement of UCRs in carcinogenesis. The role of TUC.338 in cervical cancers was an oncogene in previous studies. Until now, the role of TUC.338 in colorectal cancers remains undefined...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862524/sequence-capture-and-next-generation-sequencing-of-ultraconserved-elements-in-a-large-genome-salamander
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Catherine E Newman, Christopher C Austin
Amidst the rapid advancement in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology over the last few years, salamanders have been left behind. Salamanders have enormous genomes-up to 40 times the size of the human genome-and this poses challenges to generating NGS data sets of quality and quantity similar to those of other vertebrates. However, optimization of laboratory protocols is time-consuming and often cost prohibitive, and continued omission of salamanders from novel phylogeographic research is detrimental to species facing decline...
December 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846191/noncoding-transcribed-ultraconserved-region-t-ucr-uc-261-participates-in-intestinal-mucosa-barrier-damage-in-crohn-s-disease
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Xiao Xian Qian, Jiang Chen Peng, An Tao Xu, Di Zhao, Yu Qi Qiao, Tian Rong Wang, Jun Shen, Zhi Hua Ran
BACKGROUND: To date, 481 ultraconserved regions (UCRs) have been discovered in human genome. We aimed to investigate the transcribed UCR (T-UCR) characteristics in Crohn's disease (CD ) and determine whether T-UCR uc.261 participated in intestinal mucosa barrier damage. METHODS: T-UCRs were screened in active CD mucosa using the Arraystar Human T-UCR Microarray and validated with quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR, together with tight junction proteins (TJPs) including junctional adhesion molecule-A, occludin, claudin-1, and zonula occluden-1...
December 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768256/high-phylogenetic-utility-of-an-ultraconserved-element-probe-set-designed-for-arachnida
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James Starrett, Shahan Derkarabetian, Marshal Hedin, Robert W Bryson, John E McCormack, Brant C Faircloth
Arachnida is an ancient, diverse and ecologically important animal group that contains a number of species of interest for medical, agricultural and engineering applications. Despite their importance, many aspects of the arachnid tree of life remain unresolved, hindering comparative approaches to arachnid biology. Biologists have made considerable efforts to resolve the arachnid phylogeny; yet, limited and challenging morphological characters, as well as a dearth of genetic resources, have hindered progress...
October 21, 2016: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692237/an-ultraconserved-brain-specific-enhancer-within-adgrl3-lphn3-underpins-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-susceptibility
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Ariel F Martinez, Yu Abe, Sungkook Hong, Kevin Molyneux, David Yarnell, Heiko Löhr, Wolfgang Driever, Maria T Acosta, Mauricio Arcos-Burgos, Maximilian Muenke
BACKGROUND: Genetic factors predispose individuals to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Previous studies have reported linkage and association to ADHD of gene variants within ADGRL3. In this study, we functionally analyzed noncoding variants in this gene as likely pathological contributors. METHODS: In silico, in vitro, and in vivo approaches were used to identify and characterize evolutionary conserved elements within the ADGRL3 linkage region (~207 Kb)...
December 15, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618837/wnt-signalling-modulates-transcribed-ultraconserved-regions-in-hepatobiliary-cancers
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Pietro Carotenuto, Matteo Fassan, Rosantony Pandolfo, Andrea Lampis, Caterina Vicentini, Luciano Cascione, Viola Paulus-Hock, Luke Boulter, Rachel Guest, Luca Quagliata, Jens Claus Hahne, Rachel Ridgway, Tam Jamieson, Dimitris Athineos, Angelo Veronese, Rosa Visone, Claudio Murgia, Giulia Ferrari, Vincenza Guzzardo, Thomas Ronald Jeffry Evans, Martin MacLeod, Gui Ji Feng, Trevor Dale, Massimo Negrini, Stuart J Forbes, Luigi Terracciano, Aldo Scarpa, Tushar Patel, Nicola Valeri, Paul Workman, Owen Sansom, Chiara Braconi
OBJECTIVE: Transcribed-ultraconserved regions (T-UCR) are long non-coding RNAs which are conserved across species and are involved in carcinogenesis. We studied T-UCRs downstream of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway in liver cancer. DESIGN: Hypomorphic Apc mice (Apcfl/fl) and thiocetamide (TAA)-treated rats developed Wnt/β-catenin dependent hepatocarcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), respectively. T-UCR expression was assessed by microarray, real-time PCR and in situ hybridisation...
July 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543758/hidden-histories-of-gene-flow-in-highland-birds-revealed-with-genomic-markers
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Eugenia Zarza, Brant C Faircloth, Whitney L E Tsai, Robert W Bryson, John Klicka, John E McCormack
Genomic studies are revealing that divergence and speciation are marked by gene flow, but it is not clear whether gene flow has played a prominent role during the generation of biodiversity in species-rich regions of the world where vicariance is assumed to be the principal mode by which new species form. We revisit a well-studied organismal system in the Mexican Highlands, Aphelocoma jays, to test for gene flow among Mexican sierras. Prior results from mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) largely conformed to the standard model of allopatric divergence, although there was also evidence for more obscure histories of gene flow in a small sample of nuclear markers...
October 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27500182/altered-t-ucrs-expression-profile-in-the-spinal-cord-of-mice-with-neuropathic-pain
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Bao-Chun Jiang, Tian Yang, Li-Na He, Yuan-Xiang Tao, Yong-Jing Gao
Spinal cord plays an important role in the transmission and modulation of nociceptive information. Global changes in gene expression in the spinal cord contribute to the induction and maintenance of neuropathic pain. Transcribed Ultraconserved Regions (T-UCRs), a novel class of long noncoding RNAs, can regulate gene expression at both transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels and are related to many human diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and heart diseases. In this study, we screened abnormal T-UCRs expression in the spinal cord under spinal nerve ligation (SNL)-induced neuropathic pain condition...
2016: Translational Perioperative and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27447964/ultraconserved-long-non-coding-rna-uc-63-in-breast-cancer
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Alberto Marini, Anna Maria Lena, Emanuele Panatta, Cristina Ivan, Leng Han, Han Liang, Margherita Annicchiarico-Petruzzelli, Nicola Di Daniele, George A Calin, Eleonora Candi, Gerry Melino
Transcribed-ultraconserved regions (T-UCRs) are long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) encoded by a subset of long ultraconserved stretches in the human genome. Recent studies revealed that the expression of several T-UCRs is altered in cancer and growing evidences underline the importance of T-UCRs in oncogenesis, offering also potential new strategies for diagnosis and prognosis. We found that overexpression of one specific T-UCRs named uc.63 is associated with bad outcome in luminal A subtype of breast cancer patients...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427784/high-throughput-snp-genotyping-of-historical-and-modern-samples-of-five-bird-species-via-sequence-capture-of-ultraconserved-elements
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Haw Chuan Lim, Michael J Braun
Sample availability limits population genetics research on many species, especially taxa from regions with high diversity. However, many such species are well represented in museum collections assembled before the molecular era. Development of techniques to recover genetic data from these invaluable specimens will benefit biodiversity science. Using a mixture of freshly preserved and historical tissue samples, and a sequence capture probe set targeting >5000 loci, we produced high-confidence genotype calls on thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in each of five South-East Asian bird species and their close relatives (N = 27-43)...
September 2016: Molecular Ecology Resources
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