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Long Noncoding RNA GAS5 Targeting miR-221-3p/Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor 2B Axis Regulates Follicular Thyroid Carcinoma Cell Cycle and Proliferation.

Pathobiology 2021 Jun 15:1-12. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Oncology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China.

Introduction: Follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) is more aggressive than the most common papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). However, the current research on FTC is less than PTC. Here, we investigated the effects of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) GAS5 and miR-221-3p in FTC. Read More

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Loss of Selenoprotein Iodothyronine Deiodinase 3 Expression Correlates with Progression of Complete Hydatidiform Mole to Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia.

Reprod Sci 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis St., Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

To investigate if differences in imprinting at tropho-microRNA (miRNA) genomic clusters can distinguish between pre-gestational trophoblastic neoplasia cases (pre-GTN) and benign complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) cases at the time of initial uterine evacuation. miRNA sequencing was performed on frozen tissue from 39 CHM cases including 9 GTN cases. DIO3, DLK1, RTL1, and MEG 3 mRNA levels were assessed by qRT-PCR. Read More

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MicroRNA-9 inhibits proliferation and progression in retinoblastoma cells by targeting PTEN.

Genes Genomics 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Anesthesia Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Baotou Medical College, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou, 014010, Inner Mongolia, China.

Background: Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most prevalent primary intraocular malignancy, which commonly occurs during infant and childhood.

Objective: Our study aimed to investigate whether microRNA-9 (miR-9) could regulate RB cells and its mechanism.

Methods: qRT-PCR analysis was used to detect the expression of miR-9. Read More

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miR-141-5p suppresses vascular smooth muscle cell inflammation, proliferation, and migration via inhibiting the HMGB1/NF-κB pathway.

J Biochem Mol Toxicol 2021 Jun 14:e22828. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Pharmacy, Shanxi Cancer Hospital, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China.

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified as significant modulators in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis (AS). Additionally, the dysregulation of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is a crucial biological event during AS. Our study aimed to explore the functional roles and molecular mechanisms of miR-141-5p in VSMCs dysfunction. Read More

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Evaluating the effect of secretome of human amniotic mesenchymal stromal cells on apoptosis induction and epithelial-mesenchymal transition inhibition in LNCaP prostate cancer cells based on 2D and 3D cell culture models.

Cell Biochem Funct 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most prevalent cancer in men worldwide. Most cases of death from PCa are due to metastasis. Early stages of metastasis are mediated by epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process through which cancer cells acquire motility and invasive characteristics. Read More

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CircASXL1 knockdown represses the progression of colorectal cancer by downregulating GRIK3 expression by sponging miR-1205.

World J Surg Oncol 2021 Jun 14;19(1):176. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Fengxian Central Hospital, No. 6600, Nanfeng Road, Nanqiao New Town, Fengxian District, Shanghai, 201400, China.

Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common aggressive tumor that poses a heavy burden to human health. An increasing number of studies have reported that circular RNA (circRNA) is involved in the progression of CRC. In this study, the special profiles of circASXL1 (circ_0001136) in CRC progression were revealed. Read More

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Long non-coding RNA CDKN2B-AS1 enhances LPS-induced apoptotic and inflammatory damages in human lung epithelial cells via regulating the miR-140-5p/TGFBR2/Smad3 signal network.

BMC Pulm Med 2021 Jun 14;21(1):200. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Intensive Care Unit, The Second Clinical Medical College, Jingzhou Central Hospital, Yangtze University, No. 1 Renmin Road, Jingzhou District, Jingzhou, 434000, Hubei, China.

Background: Sepsis is a complicated disease with systemic inflammation or organ dysfunction, and it is the leading cause of acute lung injury (ALI). Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have played important roles in the pathogenesis of sepsis. This study was designed to explore the biological function and regulatory mechanism of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2B antisense RNA 1 (CDKN2B-AS1) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced lung injury. Read More

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ALK7 Inhibition Protects Osteoblast Cells Against High Glucose-induced ROS Production via Nrf2/HO-1 Signaling Pathway.

Curr Mol Med 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Endocrinology, The Second Medical Center & National Clinical Research Center, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Haidian District, Beijing, 100853, China.

Background: Some studies demonstrated that under high-glucose (HG) condition, osteoblasts develop oxidative stress, which will impair their normal functions. The effects of activin receptor-like kinase 7 (ALK7) silencing on HG-induced osteoblasts remained unclear.

Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of ALK7 on HG-induced osteoblasts. Read More

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MiR-92a-3p promotes the malignant progression of hepatocellular carcinoma by mediating the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway.

Curr Pharm Des 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of hepatobiliary surgery, Tangshan Gongren Hospital, Tangshan, 063000, China.

Background: As one of the most common cancers in the world, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) usually has a poor prognosis. Many HCC patients are usually diagnosed at advanced stages. Therefore, new potential biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of HCC are urgently needed. Read More

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Protective Effect of Calcium Dobesilate on Induced AKI in Severely Burned Mice.

Nephron 2021 Jun 14:1-15. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Nephrology, The Affiliated Huaihai Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou, China.

Background: Early acute kidney injury (AKI) predicts a high mortality rate in severely burned patients. However, the pathophysiology of early AKI induced by severe burn has not been well-defined. This study was designed to examine the protective effects of calcium dobesilate (CaD) against severe burn-induced early AKI in mice and explore the mechanism. Read More

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Suppressing effects of green tea extract and Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on TGF-β- induced Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition via ROS/Smad signaling in human cervical cancer cells.

Gene 2021 Jun 11;794:145774. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)-induced Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process is a fundamental target for preventing cervical cancer cells' progression and invasion. Green tea and its principal active substance, Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), demonstrate anti-tumor activities in various tumor cells.

Methods: The cell viability of two cervical cancer cell lines, Hela and SiHa, in the experimental groups was examined employing the MTT method, and ROS generation was probed applying 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate-based assay. Read More

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The Expression of Semaphorin 7A in Human Periapical Lesions.

J Endod 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China; Department of Endodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China. Electronic address:

Introduction: Semaphorin7A (SEMA7A) is a membrane bound or secretory protein exerting multiple functions in the regulation of inflammation, neural degradation, and cancer progression. Human periapical lesions are chronic and infectious diseases mainly caused by bacteria. However, the involvement of SEMA7A in human periapical lesions is still unclear. Read More

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Expression of long non-coding RNA LUCAT1 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its potential functions in regulating cigarette smoke extract-induced 16HBE cell proliferation and apoptosis.

J Clin Lab Anal 2021 Jun 14:e23823. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Blood Transfusion, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by persistent airflow limitation, was a disease mediated by a combination of inflammatory factors, immune cells, and immune mediators. COPD was an inflammatory and autoimmune disease involving T-lymphocytes triggered by cigarette smoke and other factors that progressively affected the bronchi, lung parenchyma, and pulmonary blood vessels. LncRNAs were reported to be implicated in COPD pathogenesis and development. Read More

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MicroRNA miR-425 promotes tumor progression by inhibiting Dickkopf-related protein-3 in gastric cancer.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):2045-2054

Department of Spine Surgery, ZhongShan Hospital XiaMen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China.

Gastric cancer is a prevalent yet heterogeneous disease which ranks as the fifth most common cancer in the world. Dietary habit, genetic background, infections were the risk factors of gastric cancer. MicroRNA miR-425 is highly expressed in gastric cancer, but little attention has been devoted to the mechanism of miR-425 in tumorigenesis. Read More

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December 2021

lncRNA myocardial infarction-associated transcript (MIAT) knockdown alleviates LPS-induced chondrocytes inflammatory injury via regulating miR-488-3p/sex determining region Y-related HMG-box 11 (SOX11) axis.

Open Life Sci 2021 31;16(1):511-522. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Orthopaedic, Taizhou Municipal Hospital, No. 381, Zhongshan East Road, Jiaojiang District, Taizhou 318000, Zhejiang, China.

Long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) has been shown to be involved in the development of osteoarthritis (OA), an age-related bone and joint disease. However, the function and possible molecular mechanism of lncRNA myocardial infarction-associated transcript (MIAT) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced chondrocytes injury model remain unexplored. Cell viability and apoptosis were detected by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) and flow cytometry, respectively. Read More

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Anti-inflammatory Effects of Empagliflozin and Gemigliptin on LPS-Stimulated Macrophage via the IKK/NF-B, MKK7/JNK, and JAK2/STAT1 Signalling Pathways.

J Immunol Res 2021 2;2021:9944880. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Republic of Korea.

Background: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are glucose-lowering drugs whose anti-inflammatory properties have recently become useful in tackling metabolic syndromes in chronic inflammatory diseases, including diabetes and obesity. We investigated whether empagliflozin (SGLT2 inhibitor) and gemigliptin (DPP-4 inhibitor) improve inflammatory responses in macrophages, identified signalling pathways responsible for these effects, and studied whether the effects can be augmented with dual empagliflozin and gemigliptin therapy.

Methods: RAW 264. Read More

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A Novel Canine Mammary Cancer Cell Line: Preliminary Identification and Utilization for Drug Screening Studies.

Front Vet Sci 2021 27;8:665906. Epub 2021 May 27.

College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.

Canine malignant mammary tumor is a dangerously fatal neoplastic disease with poor survival in female dogs. The aim of this study was to preliminary characterize a novel canine mammary cancer cell line, B-CMT, from canine primary mammary gland tumor, and to utilize it as a cell model for screening of possible therapeutic drugs. The successfully established cell line, B-CMT, was cultured over 50 passages. Read More

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MicroRNA-1-3p Suppresses Malignant Phenotypes of Ameloblastoma Through Down-Regulating Lysosomal Associated Membrane Protein 2-Mediated Autophagy.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 26;8:670188. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Stomatology, Xiang'an Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Several clinical trials have suggested that autophagy inhibition is a promising approach for cancer therapy. However, the implications of autophagy in ameloblastoma (AB) remain undiscovered. This study investigated the dysregulated autophagy and its regulatory mechanisms in AB. Read More

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Promoting effect of the Maillard reaction products produced during the stir-frying process of on the intestinal absorption of active ingredients in .

Food Sci Biotechnol 2021 May 23;30(5):631-642. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

School of Pharmacy, Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanchang, China.

This study was designed to evaluate the absorption promoting capacity of Maillard Reaction Products (MRPs) produced during the stir-frying process of on catechin, ferulic acid, quercetin and kaempferol by the ex vivo rat everted gut sac model, in situ single-pass intestinal perfusion model and the whole animal model. Moreover, verapamil, EDTA and mannitol were used for determining the transport mechanism of catechin, ferulic acid, quercetin and kaempferol. The tight junction (TJ) proteins including zonula occudens-1(ZO-1) and claudin-1 were chosen to investigate the promoting mechanism of MRPs by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and western blot analyses. Read More

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Sinisan Protects Primary Hippocampal Neurons Against Corticosterone by Inhibiting Autophagy via the PI3K/Akt/mTOR Pathway.

Front Psychiatry 2021 28;12:627056. Epub 2021 May 28.

School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Corticosterone causes significant neurotoxicity in primary hippocampal neurons which is associated with depression. Dysfunctional autophagy is implicated in cognitive impairment and depressive-like behavior. The traditional Chinese medicine Sinisan (SNS) is highly effective in clinical treatment of depression. Read More

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MicroRNA-30c-2-3p regulates ER stress and induces apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells underlying ER stress.

EXCLI J 2021 25;20:922-934. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Ovarian cancer is a common gynecologic cancer with a high rate of recurrence, drug resistance, and mortality, thereby necessitating novel molecular target therapies. Ovarian cancer as a solid tumor has constantly been challenged by endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS). Currently, XBP1 as a therapeutic target in solid tumors plays a key role in adaptation to ERS. Read More

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miR-218-5p inhibits the malignant progression of glioma via targeting TCF12.

Tumori 2021 Jun 13:3008916211018263. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

The Fourth Department of Neurosurgery, Tangshan Gongren Hospital, Tangshan, China.

Several studies have shown the ability of transcription factor 12 (TCF12) to promote tumor malignant progression, but its function in glioma cells has not been fully elucidated. In this study, we analyzed the data from TCGA by bioinformatics and found that in glioma tissue, TCF12 was conspicuously highly expressed while miR-218-5p was significantly low-expressed. The downregulation of miR-218-5p was correlated with adverse prognosis in patients with glioma. Read More

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Protective effect of dexmedetomidine on neuronal hypoxic injury through inhibition of miR-134.

Hum Exp Toxicol 2021 Jun 14:9603271211023784. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Molecular Orthopaedics, Beijing Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Beijing, China.

Objective: To explore the mechanism of dexmedetomidine (DEX)-mediated miR-134 inhibition in hypoxia-induced damage in PC12 cells.

Methods: Hydrogen peroxide (HO)-stimulated PC12 cells were divided into control, HO, DEX + HO, miR-NC/inhibitor + HO, and miR-NC/ mimic + DEX + HO groups. Cell viability and apoptosis were assessed by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol(-2-y1)-2,5-diphenytetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and Annexin V-FITC/PI staining, while gene and protein expression levels were detected by qRT-PCR and western blotting. Read More

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Wnt/β-Catenin signaling pathway participates in the effect of miR-626 on oral squamous cell carcinoma by targeting RASSF4.

J Oral Pathol Med 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Stomatology, Yantaishan Hospital, Yantai, China.

Background: The role of miR-626 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) was investigated by targeting RASSF4.

Methods: MiR-626 and RASSF4 expression was detected in normal oral mucosa or OSCC tissues and OSCC or normal cells. The methylation status of RASSF4 was analyzed using methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Read More

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Exosomal circRNA as a novel potential therapeutic target for multiple myeloma-related myocardial damage.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 Jun 13;21(1):311. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Hematology, Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 16369 Jingshi Road, Jinan, 250014, China.

Introduction: Myocardial damage is a mostly incurable complication of multiple myeloma (MM) that seriously affects the treatment outcome and quality of life of patients. Exosomal circular RNAs (exo-circRNAs) play an important role in tumor occurrence and development and are considered key factors in MM pathogenesis. However, the role and mechanism of action of exo-circRNAs in MM-related myocardial damage are still unclear. Read More

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Kaempferol attenuates the effects of XIST/miR-130a/STAT3 on inflammation and extracellular matrix degradation in osteoarthritis.

Future Med Chem 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Orthopedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, 320505, China.

To investigate whether kaempferol exhibited protective effects on osteoarthritis chondrocytes by modulating the XIST/miR-130a/STAT3 axis. qRT-PCR and western blot assays were used for gene and protein determination. Dual luciferase reporter and RNA immunoprecipitation assays were employed to study the interaction between miRNA and lncRNA or genes. Read More

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Combination of Gemcitabine and Thymosin alpha 1 exhibit a better anti-tumor effect on nasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 Jun 10;98:107829. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Hematology, Affiliated Changzhou Second Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Changzhou, Jiangsu 213003, China. Electronic address:

Background: Nasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NNKTL) is an aggressive and poor prognostic malignant tumor along with high-level infection of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Gemcitabine (Gem) and Thymosin alpha 1 (Tα1) exert an anti-tumor effect in various cancers. However, the effect of the combination of Gem and Tα1 in NNKTL remains unknown. Read More

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Tumor-derived exosomal circFARSA mediates M2 macrophage polarization via the PTEN/PI3K/AKT pathway to promote non-small cell lung cancer metastasis.

Cancer Treat Res Commun 2021 Jun 5;28:100412. Epub 2021 Jun 5.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Medical College of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

Background: Exosomes in the tumor microenvironment (TME) facilitate tumor progression by enabling inter-cellular communication. Tumor cell-derived exosomes can polarize tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) to an immunosuppressive M2 phenotype. The aim of this study was to determine the role of exosomal circFARSA in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Read More

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MicroRNA-383-5p regulates osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem cells by targeting histone deacetylase 9.

Authors:
Lan Ma Di Wu

Arch Oral Biol 2021 May 25;129:105166. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Stomatology, Jingmen No.1 People's Hospital, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Human periodontal ligament stem cells (hPDLSCs) play an important role in regenerative engineering technology for periodontal therapy. The mechanism of microRNA (miR)-383-5p in osteogenic differentiation needs further exploration. This study aimed at investigating the potential role of miR-383-5p in the osteogenic differentiation of hPDLSCs. Read More

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HOXB5 promotes the progression of breast cancer through wnt/beta-catenin pathway.

Pathol Res Pract 2020 Jul 13;224:153117. Epub 2020 Jul 13.

National Clinical Research Center for Normal Aging and Geriatric & The Key Lab of Normal Aging and Geriatric, Institute of Geriatric, PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The present study was designed to explore the function of HOXB5 in breast cancer and related signaling pathway.

Methods: Breast cancer tissues and non-cancerous tissues were collected from 82 cases who were pathologically diagnosed with breast cancer. The mRNA level of HOXB5 was detected via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Read More

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