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REVIEW
Ling-Ling Chen, Li Yang
Alu elements belong to the primate-specific SINE family of retrotransposons and constitute almost 11% of the human genome. Alus are transcribed by RNA polymerase (Pol) III and are inserted back into the genome with the help of autonomous LINE retroelements. Since Alu elements are preferentially located near to or within gene-rich regions, they can affect gene expression by distinct mechanisms of action at both DNA and RNA levels. In this review we focus on recent advances of how Alu elements are pervasively involved in gene regulation...
February 10, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147216/an-emerging-role-of-alu-rna-in-geographic-atrophy-pathogenesis-the-implication-for-novel-therapeutic-strategies
#2
Xiying Mao, Wangyi Fang, Qinghuai Liu
It is generally accepted that geographic atrophy (GA), a currently untreatable advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a multifactorial disease resulting in gradual and permanent blindness. Various risk factors are demonstrated to be responsible for its pathogenesis, such as aging, light exposure, and smoking. Molecular components associated with those risk factors form a complex and interwoven network at the confluence of inflammation, highlighting the significance of inflammasome activation in GA progression...
December 2016: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120777/muir-torre-syndrome-caused-by-exonic-deletion-of-mlh1-due-to-homologous-recombination
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Mirei Shiki, Tokimasa Hida, Kokichi Sugano, Rie Kaneko, Takafumi Kamiya, Akihiro Sakurai, Toshiharu Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Muir-Torre syndrome (MTS) is characterized by sebaceous neoplasms with internal malignancies and regarded as a variant of hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). Pathogenic variations of MTS have been identified in the MSH2, MLH1, and MSH6 genes, with the majority of variations located in MSH2. OBJECTIVES: To present an MTS patient who was the only individual with skin malignancies within a cancer-prone pedigree and to show the usefulness of RNA-based genetic analysis in the investigation of MTS...
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060565/paraspeckles-as-rhythmic-nuclear-mrna-anchorages-responsible-for-circadian-gene-expression
#4
Manon Torres, Denis Becquet, Marie-Pierre Blanchard, Séverine Guillen, Bénédicte Boyer, Mathias Moreno, Jean-Louis Franc, Anne-Marie François-Bellan
Circadian clocks regulate rhythmic gene expression levels by means of mRNA oscillations that are mainly driven by post-transcriptional regulation. We identified a new post-transcriptional mechanism, which involves nuclear bodies called paraspeckles. Major components of paraspeckles including the long noncoding RNA Neat1, which is the structural component, and its major protein partners, as well as the number of paraspeckles, follow a circadian pattern in pituitary cells. Paraspeckles are known to retain within the nucleus RNAs containing inverted repeats of Alu sequences...
January 6, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031281/polynucleotide-phosphorylase-rnase-e-g-and-ybey-are-involved-in-the-maturation-of-4-5s-rna-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum
#5
Tomoya Maeda, Yuya Tanaka, Masaaki Wachi, Masayuki Inui
Corynebacterium glutamicum has been applied for the industrial production of various metabolites, such as amino acids. To understand the biosynthesis of the membrane protein in this bacterium, we investigated the process of signal recognition particle (SRP) assembly. SRP is found in all three domains of life and plays an important role in the membrane insertion of proteins. SRP RNA is initially transcribed as precursor molecules; however, relatively little is known about its maturation. In C. glutamicum, SRP consists of the Ffh protein and 4...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999332/functions-of-the-rna-editing-enzyme-adar1-and-their-relevance-to-human-diseases
#6
REVIEW
Chunzi Song, Masayuki Sakurai, Yusuke Shiromoto, Kazuko Nishikura
Adenosine deaminases acting on RNA (ADARs) convert adenosine to inosine in double-stranded RNA (dsRNA). Among the three types of mammalian ADARs, ADAR1 has long been recognized as an essential enzyme for normal development. The interferon-inducible ADAR1p150 is involved in immune responses to both exogenous and endogenous triggers, whereas the functions of the constitutively expressed ADAR1p110 are variable. Recent findings that ADAR1 is involved in the recognition of self versus non-self dsRNA provide potential explanations for its links to hematopoiesis, type I interferonopathies, and viral infections...
December 17, 2016: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982734/increased-complexity-of-circrna-expression-during-species-evolution
#7
Rui Dong, Xu-Kai Ma, Ling-Ling Chen, Li Yang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are broadly identified from precursor mRNA (pre-mRNA) back-splicing across various species. Recent studies have suggested a cell-/tissue- specific manner of circRNA expression. However, the distinct expression pattern of circRNAs among species and its underlying mechanism still remain to be explored. Here, we systematically compared circRNA expression from human and mouse, and found that only a small portion of human circRNAs could be determined in parallel mouse samples. The conserved circRNA expression between human and mouse is correlated with the existence of orientation-opposite complementary sequences in introns that flank back-spliced exons in both species, but not the circRNA sequences themselves...
December 16, 2016: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914481/conserved-3-utr-stem-loop-structure-in-l1-and-alu-transposons-in-human-genome-possible-role-in-retrotransposition
#8
Daria Grechishnikova, Maria Poptsova
BACKGROUND: In the process of retrotransposition LINEs use their own machinery for copying and inserting themselves into new genomic locations, while SINEs are parasitic and require the machinery of LINEs. The exact mechanism of how a LINE-encoded reverse transcriptase (RT) recognizes its own and SINE RNA remains unclear. However it was shown for the stringent-type LINEs that recognition of a stem-loop at the 3'UTR by RT is essential for retrotransposition. For the relaxed-type LINEs it is believed that the poly-A tail is a common recognition element between LINE and SINE RNA...
December 3, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900322/patterns-of-transposable-element-expression-and-insertion-in-cancer
#9
Evan A Clayton, Lu Wang, Lavanya Rishishwar, Jianrong Wang, John F McDonald, I King Jordan
Human transposable element (TE) activity in somatic tissues causes mutations that can contribute to tumorigenesis. Indeed, TE insertion mutations have been implicated in the etiology of a number of different cancer types. Nevertheless, the full extent of somatic TE activity, along with its relationship to tumorigenesis, have yet to be fully explored. Recent developments in bioinformatics software make it possible to analyze TE expression levels and TE insertional activity directly from transcriptome (RNA-seq) and whole genome (DNA-seq) next-generation sequence data...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807467/a-map-of-mobile-dna-insertions-in-the-nci-60-human-cancer-cell-panel
#10
John G Zampella, Nemanja Rodić, Wan Rou Yang, Cheng Ran Lisa Huang, Jane Welch, Veena P Gnanakkan, Toby C Cornish, Jef D Boeke, Kathleen H Burns
BACKGROUND: The National Cancer Institute-60 (NCI-60) cell lines are among the most widely used models of human cancer. They provide a platform to integrate DNA sequence information, epigenetic data, RNA and protein expression, and pharmacologic susceptibilities in studies of cancer cell biology. Genome-wide studies of the complete panel have included exome sequencing, karyotyping, and copy number analyses but have not targeted repetitive sequences. Interspersed repeats derived from mobile DNAs are a significant source of heritable genetic variation, and insertions of active elements can occur somatically in malignancy...
2016: Mobile DNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798849/dusp11-activity-on-triphosphorylated-transcripts-promotes-argonaute-association-with-noncanonical-viral-micrornas-and-regulates-steady-state-levels-of-cellular-noncoding-rnas
#11
James M Burke, Rodney P Kincaid, Ryan M Nottingham, Alan M Lambowitz, Christopher S Sullivan
RNA silencing is a conserved eukaryotic gene expression regulatory mechanism mediated by small RNAs. In Caenorhabditis elegans, the accumulation of a distinct class of siRNAs synthesized by an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP) requires the PIR-1 phosphatase. However, the function of PIR-1 in RNAi has remained unclear. Since mammals lack an analogous siRNA biogenesis pathway, an RNA silencing role for the mammalian PIR-1 homolog (dual specificity phosphatase 11 [DUSP11]) was unexpected. Here, we show that the RNA triphosphatase activity of DUSP11 promotes the RNA silencing activity of viral microRNAs (miRNAs) derived from RNA polymerase III (RNAP III) transcribed precursors...
September 15, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782844/transcriptome-wide-effects-of-inverted-sines-on-gene-expression-and-their-impact-on-rna-polymerase-ii-activity
#12
Mansoureh Tajaddod, Andrea Tanzer, Konstantin Licht, Michael T Wolfinger, Stefan Badelt, Florian Huber, Oliver Pusch, Sandy Schopoff, Michael Janisiw, Ivo Hofacker, Michael F Jantsch
BACKGROUND: Short interspersed elements (SINEs) represent the most abundant group of non-long-terminal repeat transposable elements in mammalian genomes. In primates, Alu elements are the most prominent and homogenous representatives of SINEs. Due to their frequent insertion within or close to coding regions, SINEs have been suggested to play a crucial role during genome evolution. Moreover, Alu elements within mRNAs have also been reported to control gene expression at different levels...
October 25, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726486/human-intron-encoded-aluaca-rnas-and-telomerase-rna-share-a-common-element-promoting-rna-accumulation
#13
Amandine Ketele, Tamás Kiss, Beáta E Jády
Mammalian cells express hundreds of intron-encoded box H/ACA RNAs which fold into a common hairpin-hinge-hairpin-tail structure, interact with 4 evolutionarily conserved proteins, dyskerin, Nop10, Nhp2 and Gar1, and function mainly in RNA pseudouridylation. The human telomerase H/ACA RNA (hTR) directs telomeric DNA synthesis and it carries a 5'-terminal domain encompassing the telomeric template sequence. The primary hTR transcript is synthesized from an independent gene by RNA polymerase II and undergoes 3' end processing controlled by the 3'-terminal H/ACA domain...
December 2016: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695661/staufen1s-role-as-a-splicing-factor-and-a-disease-modifier-in-myotonic-dystrophy-type-i
#14
Emma Bondy-Chorney, Tara E Crawford Parks, Aymeric Ravel-Chapuis, Bernard J Jasmin, Jocelyn Côté
In a recent issue of PLOS Genetics, we reported that the double-stranded RNA-binding protein, Staufen1, functions as a disease modifier in the neuromuscular disorder Myotonic Dystrophy Type I (DM1). In this work, we demonstrated that Staufen1 regulates the alternative splicing of exon 11 of the human Insulin Receptor, a highly studied missplicing event in DM1, through Alu elements located in an intronic region. Furthermore, we found that Staufen1 overexpression regulates numerous alternative splicing events, potentially resulting in both positive and negative effects in DM1...
2016: Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694840/insertion-of-an-alu-element-in-a-lncrna-leads-to-primate-specific-modulation-of-alternative-splicing
#15
Shanshan Hu, Xiaolin Wang, Ge Shan
Noncoding RNAs, mobile elements, and alternative splicing are all critical for the regulation of gene expression. Here we show that a conserved noncoding RNA acquires a new function due to the insertion of a mobile element. We identified a noncoding RNA, termed 5S-OT, which is transcribed from 5S rDNA loci in eukaryotes including fission yeast and mammals. 5S-OT plays a cis role in regulating the transcription of 5S rRNA in mice and humans. In the anthropoidea suborder of primates, an antisense Alu element has been inserted at the 5S-OT locus...
October 3, 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27589566/mien1-is-tightly-regulated-by-sine-alu-methylation-in-its-promoter
#16
Smrithi Rajendiran, Lee D Gibbs, Timothy Van Treuren, David L Klinkebiel, Jamboor K Vishwanatha
Migration and invasion enhancer 1 (MIEN1) is a novel gene involved in prostate cancer progression by enhancing prostate cancer cell migration and invasion. DNA methylation, an important epigenetic regulation, is one of the most widely altered mechanisms in prostate cancer. This phenomenon frames the basis to study the DNA methylation patterns in the promoter region of MIEN1. Bisulfite pyrosequencing demonstrates the MIEN1 promoter contains a short interspersed nuclear Alu element (SINE Alu) repeat sequence...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497987/effects-of-rnas-on-chromatin-accessibility-and-gene-expression-suggest-rna-mediated-activation
#17
Xiufang Wang, Zhihong Ma, Xianglong Kong, Zhanjun Lv
The study of the interaction between RNA and DNA sequences in activating genes has important significance for understanding the mechanisms of RNA-mediated activation. Here, we used in vitro chromatin reconstitution approach to observe whether RNAs increase DNase I digestion, plasmid transfection to observe whether RNAs promote gene expression, and bioinformatics analysis to predict the binding ability of RNAs to centromere DNA (constitutive heterochromatin). Synthetic RNAs (23nt) that were complementary to mouse albumin gene and total liver RNA increased DNase I digestion sensitivity of mouse albumin gene, suggesting that RNAs can increase chromatin accessibility...
October 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494068/down-regulation-of-21a-alu-rna-as-a-tool-to-boost-proliferation-maintaining-the-tissue-regeneration-potential-of-progenitor-cells
#18
Arianna Gigoni, Delfina Costa, Massimiliano Gaetani, Roberta Tasso, Federico Villa, Tullio Florio, Aldo Pagano
21A is an Alu non-coding (nc) RNA transcribed by RNA polymerase (pol) III. While investigating the biological role of 21A ncRNA we documented an inverse correlation between its expression level and the rate of cell proliferation. The downregulation of this ncRNA not only caused a boost in cell proliferation, but was also associated to a transient cell dedifferentiation, suggesting a possible involvement of this RNA in cell dedifferentiation/reprogramming. In this study, we explored the possibility to enhance proliferation and dedifferentiation of cells of interest, by 21A down-regulation, using a mixture of chemically modified Anti-21A RNAs...
September 16, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441387/circadian-rna-expression-elicited-by-3-utr-iralu-paraspeckle-associated-elements
#19
Manon Torres, Denis Becquet, Marie-Pierre Blanchard, Séverine Guillen, Bénédicte Boyer, Mathias Moreno, Jean-Louis Franc, Anne-Marie François-Bellan
Paraspeckles are nuclear bodies form around the long non-coding RNA, Neat1, and RNA-binding proteins. While their role is not fully understood, they are believed to control gene expression at a post-transcriptional level by means of the nuclear retention of mRNA containing in their 3'-UTR inverted repeats of Alu sequences (IRAlu). In this study, we found that, in pituitary cells, all components of paraspeckles including four major proteins and Neat1 displayed a circadian expression pattern. Furthermore the insertion of IRAlu at the 3'-UTR of the EGFP cDNA led to a rhythmic circadian nuclear retention of the egfp mRNA that was lost when paraspeckles were disrupted whereas insertion of a single antisense Alu had only a weak effect...
2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27431325/perlman-syndrome-nuclease-dis3l2-controls-cytoplasmic-non-coding-rnas-and-provides-surveillance-pathway-for-maturing-snrnas
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Anna Łabno, Zbigniew Warkocki, Tomasz Kuliński, Paweł Szczepan Krawczyk, Krystian Bijata, Rafał Tomecki, Andrzej Dziembowski
The exosome-independent exoribonuclease DIS3L2 is mutated in Perlman syndrome. Here, we used extensive global transcriptomic and targeted biochemical analyses to identify novel DIS3L2 substrates in human cells. We show that DIS3L2 regulates pol II transcripts, comprising selected canonical and histone-coding mRNAs, and a novel FTL_short RNA from the ferritin mRNA 5' UTR. Importantly, DIS3L2 contributes to surveillance of maturing snRNAs during their cytoplasmic processing. Among pol III transcripts, DIS3L2 particularly targets vault and Y RNAs and an Alu-like element BC200 RNA, but not Alu repeats, which are removed by exosome-associated DIS3...
December 1, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
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