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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) Research

01:50 EDT 23rd May 2018 | BioPortfolio

Lipid, Protein, and MicroRNA Composition Within Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Derived Exosomes.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were regarded as one of the most promising type of seed cells in tissue engineering due to its easy accessibility and multipotent feature of being able to differentiate into adipocyte, osteoblast, cardiomyocytes, and neurons. For years, MSCs have been applied in treating cardiovascular disease, reconstructing kidney injury, and remodeling immune system with remarkable...

Five Common Functional Polymorphisms in microRNAs and Susceptibility to Breast Cancer: An Updated Meta-Analysis.

microRNAs (miRNA) play a key role in the pathogenesis of breast cancer (BC) as regulators of tumor-associated genes, and understanding their polymorphisms is critical to the control of breast carcinogenesis. Thus, the present study explored the association between five common functional polymorphisms in miRNAs (i.e., miRNA-196a2C>T, rs11614913; miRNA-146aG>C, rs2910164; miRNA-423C>A, rs6505162; mi...

A Direct Plasma miRNA Assay for Early Detection and Histological Classification of Lung Cancer.

Cell-free microRNAs in plasma provide circulating biomarkers for lung cancer. Most techniques for analysis of miRNAs require a large plasma volume to purify a sufficient RNA yield followed by complicated downstream processing. Small differences in the multiple procedures often cause large analytical variations and poor diagnostic values of the plasma biomarkers. Here we investigate whether directl...

Integrated analysis of colorectal cancer microRNA datasets: identification of microRNAs associated with tumor development.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Currently, no effective early diagnostic biomarkers are available for colorectal carcinoma. Therefore, there is a need to discover new molecules able to identify pre-cancerous lesions. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) have been associated with the onset of specific pathologies, thus the identification of miRNAs associated t...

Small extracellular vesicles and their miRNA cargo are anti-apoptotic members of the senescence-associated secretory phenotype.

Loss of functionality during aging of cells and organisms is caused and accompanied by altered cell-to-cell communication and signalling. One factor thereby is the chronic accumulation of senescent cells and the concomitant senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) that contributes to microenvironment remodelling and a pro-inflammatory status. While protein based SASP factors have been well...

MicroRNA-Dependent Regulation of IGF1R Gene Expression in Hormone-Sensitive and Hormone-Resistant Prostate Cancer Cells.

Using multiple parallel sequencing on Illumina platform, we identified eight microRNAs that showed significant opposite changes of gene expression in cells of the hormone-sensitive LNCaP prostate cancer cell line and in cells of the hormone-resistant DU-145 cell line, in comparison to the microRNA expression in the normal prostate tissue cells. We found that the insulin-like growth factor 1 recept...

Human plasma and serum extracellular small RNA reference profiles and their clinical utility.

Circulating extracellular RNAs (exRNAs) have the potential to serve as biomarkers for a wide range of medical conditions. However, limitations in existing exRNA isolation methods and a lack of knowledge on parameters affecting exRNA variability in human samples may hinder their successful discovery and clinical implementation. Using combinations of denaturants, reducing agents, proteolysis, and re...

MicroRNAs as potential therapeutics to enhance chemosensitivity in advanced prostate cancer.

Docetaxel and cabazitaxel are taxane chemotherapy treatments for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, therapeutic resistance remains a major issue. MicroRNAs are short non-coding RNAs that can silence multiple genes, regulating several signalling pathways simultaneously. Therefore, synthetic microRNAs may have therapeutic potential in CRPC by regulating genes involved i...

MicroRNA expression profile of human advanced coronary atherosclerotic plaques.

MicroRNA (miR) is reported to be involved in vascular inflammation and may represent a novel class of diagnostic biomarkers in cardiovascular disease. We aimed to identify the miR expression profile in human advanced coronary atherosclerotic plaques (CAP) and to connect this expression to the processes in atherosclerosis. Microarray techniques and TaqMan polymerase chain reaction were used to anal...

Bantam regulates the axonal geometry of Drosophila larval brain by modulating actin regulator enabled.

During development, axonogenesis, an integral part of neurogenesis, is based on well-concerted events comprising generation, rearrangement, migration, elongation, and adhesion of neurons. Actin, specifically the crosstalk between the guardians of actin polymerization, like enabled, chickadee, capping protein plays an essential role in crafting several events of axonogenesis. Recent evidences refle...

microRNA-608 inhibits human hepatocellular carcinoma cell proliferation via targeting the BET family protein BRD4.

Over-expression of the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) family protein BRD4 is associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression. In the present study, we indentified a novel putative anti-BRD4 microRNA: microRNA-608 ("miR-608"). In HepG2 cells and primary human HCC cells, over-expression of miR-608, using a lentiviral construct, induced BRD4 downregulation and proliferation inhibition...

Evaluating the susceptibility of AGO2-loaded microRNAs to degradation by nucleases in vitro.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) comprise a class of small non-coding RNAs that regulate the stability and/or translatability of most protein-coding transcripts. Steady-state levels of mature miRNAs can be controlled through mechanisms that influence their biogenesis and/or decay rates. Pathways that mediate mature miRNA decay are less well understood than those that mediate miRNA biogenesis. We recently descri...

The full-length microRNA cluster in the intron of large latency transcript is associated with the virulence of pseudorabies virus.

Pseudorabies virus (PRV), the etiological pathogen of Aujeszky's disease, belongs to the Alphaherpesvirus subfamily. Large latency transcript (LLT), the most abundant PRV transcript, harbors a ~ 4.6 kb microRNA (miRNA) cluster-encoding intron. To investigate the function of the LLT miRNA cluster during the life cycle of PRV, we generated a miRNA cluster mutation virus (PRV-∆miR cluster) and re...

Research advance of microRNA in the pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common disease of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery, manifested as nasal-sinus mucosal chronic inflammation. However, the pathogenesis of CRS is not clear. There are studies found that microRNA (miRNA) involved in CRS gene regulation. In this review, we summarize the expression of miRNAs in CRS, with the in-depth study of the role of miRNAs in CRS, and wil...

microRNA expression in tumour tissue and plasma in patients with newly diagnosed metastatic prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the western world. Clinical practice is continuously challenged by the pitfalls of the available diagnostic tools. microRNAs may represent promising biomarkers in many types of human cancers, including prostate cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate microRNA expression in tumour tissue and matched plasma in a cohort of patients with ...

THE INVOLVEMENT OF HUMAN MONOGENIC CARDIOMYOPATHY GENES IN EXPERIMENTAL POLYGENIC CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY.

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy thickens heart muscles reducing functionality and increasing risk of cardiac disease and morbidity. Genetic factors are involved, but their contribution is poorly understood. We used the hypertrophic heart rat (HHR), a unique normotensive polygenic model of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure to investigate the role of genes associated with monogenic human cardiomyopa...

Myocardial infarction-induced hippocampal microtubule damage by cardiac originating microRNA-1 in mice.

Cardiovascular diseases are risk factors for dementia, but the mechanisms remain elusive. Here, we report that myocardial infarction (MI) generated by the ligation of the left coronary artery (LCA) could lead to increased miR-1 levels in the hippocampus and blood with neuronal microtubule damage and decreased TPPP/p25 protein expression in the hippocampus. These changes could be prevented by a kno...

Eriocheir sinensis microRNA-7 targets crab Myd88 to enhance white spot syndrome virus replication.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. In this study, the function of microRNA-7 (miR-7) in host-virus interaction was investigated. Replication of White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) was enhanced with the overexpression of miR-7 and inhibited with the downregulation of miR-7 by using anti-miRNA oligonucleotide AMO-miR-7. The target gene...

MicroRNA-204-5p regulates 3T3-L1 preadipocyte proliferation, apoptosis and differentiation.

Obesity due to excessive lipid accumulation is closely associated with metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and inflammation. Therefore, a detailed understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie adipogenesis is crucial to develop treatments for diseases related to obesity. Here, we found that the microRNA-204-5p (miR-204-5p) was expressed at low levels in fat tis...

Ocimum basilicum miRNOME revisited: A cross kingdom approach.

O. basilicum is medicinally important herb having inevitable role in human health. However, the mechanism of action is largely unknown. Present study aims to understand the mechanism of regulation of key human target genes that could plausibly modulated by O. basilicum miRNAs in cross kingdom manner using computational and system biology approach. O. basilicum miRNA sequences were retrieved and th...

Integration of miRNA weighted gene co-expression network and miRNA-mRNA co-expression analyses reveals potential regulatory functions of miRNAs in calf rumen development.

This study aimed to explore the roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in calf rumen development during early life. Rumen tissues were collected from 16 calves (8 at pre-weaning and 8 at post-weaning) for miRNA-sequencing, differential expression (DE), miRNA weighted gene co-expression network (WGCNA) and miRNA-mRNA co-expression analyses. 295 miRNAs were identified. Bta-miR-143, miR-26a, miR-145 and miR-27b...

An ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescence biosensor for detection of MicroRNA by in-situ electrochemically generated copper nanoclusters as luminophore and TiO as coreaction accelerator.

Herein, we constructed an ultrasensitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) biosensor for detecting microRNA-21 (miR-21) based on in-situ generation of copper nanoclusters (Cu NCs) as luminophore and titanium dioxide (TiO) as coreaction accelerator. First, numerous AT-rich double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) was produced from the conversion of a small amount of target miR-21 via the combination of exonuclease...

MicroRNA-135a inhibits cardiac fibrosis induced by isoproterenol via TRPM7 channel.

Cardiac fibrosis is a crucial factor of heart failure. It has been reported that several microRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) were involved in cardiac fibrosis, however, the role and possible regulatory mechanism of microRNA-135a (miR-135a) in cardiac fibrosis have not been investigated. Here, we explored the regulation mechanism of miR-135a on cardiac fibrosis.

Comparative analysis of MicroRNA expression in dog lungs infected with the H3N2 and H5N1 canine influenza viruses.

MicroRNAs, a class of noncoding RNAs 18 to 23 nucleotides (nt) in length, play critical roles in a wide variety of biological processes. The objective of this study was to examine differences in microRNA expression profiles derived from the lungs of beagle dogs infected with the avian-origin H3N2 canine influenza virus (CIV) or the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus (canine-origin...

Theranostic Niosomes for Efficient siRNA/microRNA Delivery and Activatable Near-Infrared Fluorescent Tracking of Stem Cells.

RNA interference (RNAi) mediated gene regulation in stem cells offers great potential in regenerative medicine. In this study, we developed a theranostic platform for efficient delivery of small RNAs (siRNA/miRNA) to human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) to promote differentiation, and meanwhile, to specifically label the transfected cells for in vivo tracking purpose. We encapsulated indocyanine g...

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