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Gene ; 722: 144105, 2020 Jan 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31521702

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BACKGROUND: Caulophyllum robustum Maxim (CRM) is a medicinal compound of the Northeast and is commonly used in China for the treatment of rheumatic pain and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A preliminary study found that CRM has good anti-inflammatory, analgesic and immunosuppressive effects. However, the specific links and targets for its function remain unclear. Our study aimed to provide a mechanism for the action of Caulophyllum robustum Maxim extraction (CRME) against RA and to establish a method for studying disease treatment using Chinese medicine. METHODS: The 3-(4, 5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2, 5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) method was used to detect the toxicity of CRME in L929 cells, and the concentration ranges of the blank, model, and CRME drug groups were determined. Differentially expressed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs) were identified between the three groups. Gene Ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analyses were performed to analyze the biological functions and pathways of the differentially expressed genes. Expression of Hist1h2bj, Hist1h2ba, Zfp36, Ccl3, Cxcl2 and Egr1 in the blank, model and drug groups was detected by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), and the role of CRME on the above factors was determined to ensure consistency with the chip data. RESULTS: A total of 329 significantly upregulated genes and 141 downregulated genes were identified between the blank and model groups. A total of 218 significantly upregulated genes and 191 downregulated genes were identified between the CRME drug group and model group. CRME has a significant role in multiple pathways involved in the occurrence and development of RA. Additionally, Hist1h2bj, Hist1h2ba, Zfp36, Ccl3, Cxcl2, and Egr1 were observed in modules of the lncRNA-mRNA weighted co-expression network, consistent with the chip data. CONCLUSIONS: CRME has regulatory effects on inflammatory factors, the histone family, chemokines and their ligands that are related to RA-related cytokines, the RA pathway, the TNF signaling pathway, the Toll receptor-like signaling pathway, the chemokine signaling pathways and other pathways are related to the course of RA.


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Artrite Reumatoide/genética , Caulophyllum , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Animais , Artrite Reumatoide/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos , Mapeamento de Interação de Proteínas
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 38(2): 119-131, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31679275

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: LncRNAs are significant regulators in multiple cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, lncRNA ANRIL has been reported to be elevated during multiple cancer types, exhibiting oncogenic roles. However, the exact biological mechanism of ANRIL is still poorly understood in HCC. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assays were utilized to detect expressions of ANRIL, miR-384, and STAT3. CCK8 and EDU assays were employed to evaluate HCC cell proliferation. A flow cytometry assay was used to detect the HCC cell cycle and cell apoptosis. The scratch migration and Transwell invasion assays were performed to test cell migration and invasion, respectively. RIP and RNA pull-down assays were carried out to confirm the correlation between ANRIL and miR-384. The dual-luciferase reporter assay was used to prove the association between miR-384 and STAT3. Western blotting analysis was performed to examine protein levels of STAT3. IHC and HE staining were employed to detect Ki-67 and histopathology. RESULTS: ANRIL expression was upregulated in HCC cells, including SMCC7721, HepG2, MHCC-97H, SNU449 and HUH-7 cells, in comparison to the normal human liver cells LO2. Knockdown of ANRIL suppressed HCC cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. HCC cell migration and invasion capacity were inhibited by inhibition of ANRIL. Bioinformatics analyses revealed that ANRIL could interact with miR-384. miR-384 was significantly decreased in HCC cells, and overexpression of miR-384 repressed HCC progression. STAT3 was predicted as a target of miR-384, and miR-384 can modulate STAT3 levels negatively in vitro. ANRIL can suppress HCC development through regulating miR-384 and STAT3 in vivo. CONCLUSION: ANRIL is involved in HCC progression by direct targeting of miR-384 and STAT3. Also, ANRIL could act as a potential candidate for HCC diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/fisiopatologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Progressão da Doença , Células HEK293 , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/fisiopatologia , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo
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Postepy Biochem ; 65(3): 173-182, 2019 10 01.
Artigo em Polonês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31643164

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Endoribonuclease III Dicer plays a crucial role in the biogenesis of small regulatory RNAs, such as microRNAs (miRNAs) and small inter­fering RNAs (siRNAs). However, this is not the only role that Dicer plays in cells. For example, it has been shown that Dicer is involved in processing of diverse classes of RNA, including tRNA and snoRNA, cleavage of repeat-element-derived RNAs, and maintenance of genome integrity. Dicer has also been found to participate in the chromosome fragmentation during apoptosis or in the inflammatory processes. More­over, a recent discovery of Dicer-binding passive sites in mRNAs and long non-coding RNAs, and its putative nucleic acid chaperone activity, has pointed out a novel regulatory role of the enzyme. Here we focus on human Dicer and review its structure and function including recent findings on miRNA-independent roles and their impact on cell biology.


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Ribonuclease III/química , Ribonuclease III/metabolismo , Fragmentação do DNA , Humanos , Chaperonas Moleculares/química , Chaperonas Moleculares/metabolismo , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA , RNA Longo não Codificante/química , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/química , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Pequeno RNA não Traduzido/biossíntese , Pequeno RNA não Traduzido/metabolismo
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Toxicol Lett ; 316: 73-84, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31513886

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In the liver microenvironment, interactions among diverse types of hepatic cells are involved in liver fibrosis. In fibrotic tissues, exosomes act as transporters in intercellular communication. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), which are participants in liver fibrosis. However, the functions of exosomal lncRNAs in liver fibrosis induced by arsenite are undefined. The purposes of the present study were (a) to determine if lncRNAs secreted from human hepatic (L-02) cells exposed to arsenite are shuttled to hepatic stellate LX-2 cells and (b) to establish their effects on LX-2 cells. In mice, MALAT1 was overexpressed in the progression of liver fibrosis induced by arsenite as well as in L-02 cells exposed to arsenite. Co-cultures with arsenite-treated L-02 cells induced the activation of LX-2 cells and overexpression of MALAT1. Arsenite-treated L-02 cells transported MALAT1 into LX-2 cells. Downregulation of MALAT1, which reduced the MALAT1 levels in exosomes derived from arsenite-treated L-02 cells, inhibited the activation of LX-2 cells. Additionally, exosomal MALAT1 derived from arsenite-treated L-02 cells promoted the activation of LX-2 cells via microRNA-26b regulation of COL1A2. Furthermore, circulating exosomal MALAT1 was up-regulated in people exposed to arsenite. In sum, exosomes derived from arsenite-treated hepatic cells transferred MALAT1 to HSCs, which induced their activation. These findings support the concept that, during liver fibrosis induced by arsenite, exosomal lncRNAs are involved in cell-cell communication.


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Arsenitos , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/metabolismo , Exossomos/metabolismo , Células Estreladas do Fígado/metabolismo , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Compostos de Sódio , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/etiologia , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/patologia , Técnicas de Cocultura , Colágeno Tipo I/genética , Colágeno Tipo I/metabolismo , Exossomos/genética , Exossomos/ultraestrutura , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Células Estreladas do Fígado/ultraestrutura , Humanos , Fígado/ultraestrutura , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/induzido quimicamente , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/genética , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Transdução de Sinais
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Braz J Med Biol Res ; 52(10): e8631, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31531526

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The long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) maternally expressed gene 3 (MEG3), a tumor suppressor, is critical for the carcinogenesis and progression of different cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). To date, the roles of lncRNA MEG3 in HCC are not well illustrated. Therefore, this study used western blot and qRT-PCR to evaluate the expression of MEG3, miR-9-5p, and Sex determining Region Y-related HMG-box 11 (SOX11) in HCC tissues and cell lines. RNA pull-down and luciferase reporter assay were used to evaluate these molecular interactions. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide and flow cytometry detected the viability and apoptosis of HCC cells, respectively. The results showed that MEG3 and SOX11 were poorly expressed but miR-9-5p was highly expressed in HCC. The expression levels of these molecules suggested a negative correlation between MEG3 and miR-9-5p and a positive correlation with SOX11, confirmed by Pearson's correlation analysis and biology experiments. Furthermore, MEG3 could combine with miR-9-5p, and SOX11 was a direct target of miR-9-5p. Moreover, MEG3 over-expression promoted cell apoptosis and growth inhibition in HCC cells through sponging miR-9-5p to up-regulate SOX11. Therefore, the interactions among MEG3, miR-9-5p, and SOX11 might offer a novel insight for understanding HCC pathogeny and provide potential diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Fatores de Transcrição SOXC/genética , Apoptose/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real , Fatores de Transcrição SOXC/metabolismo , Ativação Transcricional , Transfecção , Regulação para Cima
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Cell Biochem Funct ; 37(7): 525-533, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31478234

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Increasing evidence has indicated the important roles of long noncoding RNA small nucleolar RNA host gene 7 (SNHG7) in tumourigenesis as a potential oncogene. However, the function of SNHG7 in hepatic carcinoma remains unclear. In the present study, we found that SNHG7 expression was significantly upregulated in hepatic carcinoma tissues, especially in aggressive cases, and it was closely correlated with the poor prognosis. Furthermore, knockdown of SNHG7 inhibited the proliferation, migration, and invasion of hepatic carcinoma cell lines in vitro. Mechanistically, SNHG7 directly interacted with miR-425 as a ceRNA. Moreover, knockdown of SNHG7 significantly inhibited the tumorigenic Wnt/ß-catenin/EMT pathway. SNHG7 regulated Wnt/ß-catenin/EMT pathway through sponging miR-425 and played an oncogenic role in hepatic carcinoma progression. Together, our study elucidated the role of SNHG7 as a ceRNA in hepatic carcinoma, provided new potential diagnosis and therapeutic application in hepatic carcinoma progression. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY: SNHG7 could promote proliferation and metastasis of hepatic carcinoma cell in vitro and in vivo, suggesting that SNHG7 exerts tumorigenic role in hepatic carcinoma progression. Further mechanism research revealed that SNHG7 exhibited the tumorigenic role through Wnt/ß-catenin/EMT pathway as a miR-425 sponge. These findings provided new cues to understand the molecular signalling network in carcinogenesis of hepatic carcinoma, and it may provide new evidence for therapeutic application in hepatic carcinoma.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt , Animais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/diagnóstico , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Hepáticas Experimentais/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Hepáticas Experimentais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética
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J Environ Sci (China) ; 85: 138-146, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31471020

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Arsenic (As) is an omnipresent metalloid toxicant, which has elicited serious environmental pollution and health risky problems. Previous studies have uncovered that the As exposure could also cause markedly reduction of serum triglycerides in mice. However, the regulation mechanisms are still largely unknown. The present study is aimed to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of lncRNAs in As-induced lipid metabolic disequilibrium. We demonstrated that lncRNA PU.1 AS was significantly induced in the liver of As-feed mice companied with lower serum triglycerides contents; further in vitro experiment confirmed that PU.1 AS regulated liver cells lipid accumulation by nile red fluorescence staining. Intensive mechanistic investigations illustrated that PU.1 AS could interact with EZH2 protein to regulate its downstream target gene expression, and As-induced PU.1 AS attenuated EZH2-supppressed Sirt6 expression, thereafter leading to a decreased SREBP-1c protein expression, as well as the diminished synthesis of triglycerides in hepatocytes. In conclusion, this study provided a new lncRNA-related regulatory signaling pathway participating in As-induced abnormal lipid metabolism.


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Arsênico/metabolismo , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/genética , Animais , Camundongos , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Proteína de Ligação a Elemento Regulador de Esterol 1 , Triglicerídeos
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Gene ; 721: 144093, 2019 Dec 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31473323

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Previous studies have determined that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) Fer-1-like protein 4 (FER1L4) is suppressed in osteosarcoma (OS) and inhibits the tumorigenesis in a variety of cancer. However, the precise biological of FER1L4 in OS has not been cleared. The aim of this study is to investigate the roles and potential mechanisms of FER1L4 in apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in OS. In the present study, the levels of FER1L4 were decreased significantly in OS tissues and cell lines compared with non-tumorous tissues or hFOB1.19. Knockdown of FER1L4 in OS cells decreased the apoptosis rate, but increased the OS cell proliferation, upregulated the expression levels of CD133 and Nanog, as well as promoted Twist1 expression, increased the N-cadherin and Vimentin expression. In turn, the opposite trends were observed upon overexpression of FER1L4. In addition, the expression of PI3K, p-AKT (Ser470) and p-AKT (Thr308) was upregulated by siFER1L4, while decreased upon overexpression of FER1L4. MicroRNA (miRNA) -18a-5p, an osteosarcoma-promoting miRNA which was suggested a target of FER1L4 in osteosarcoma, was identified to be a functional target of FER1L4 on the regulating of cell apoptosis and EMT, presently. The effects of FER1L4 overexpression on the markers of cell apoptosis, proliferation, EMT, and stemness and PI3K/AKT signaling were all reversed by miR-18a-5p upregulation. Furthermore, the suppressor of cytokine signaling 5 (SOCS5) was confirmed a target gene of miR-18a-5p by luciferase gene reporter assay and SOCS5 suppression by miR-18a-5p attenuated the effects of FER1L4 overexpression on the OS cells apoptosis and the expressed levels of PI3K, AKT, Twist1, N-cadherin and Vimentin. In conclusion, our data indicated thatthe overexpression of FER1L4 promoted apoptosis and inhibited the EMT markers expression and PI3K/AKT signaling pathway activation in OS cells via downregulating miR-18a-5p to promote SOCS5.


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Apoptose , Neoplasias Ósseas/metabolismo , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Osteossarcoma/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Neoplásico/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Proteínas Supressoras da Sinalização de Citocina/biossíntese , Neoplasias Ósseas/genética , Neoplasias Ósseas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Osteossarcoma/genética , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Neoplásico/genética , Proteínas Supressoras da Sinalização de Citocina/genética
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Biol Res ; 52(1): 52, 2019 Sep 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31540582

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BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to be associated with dermis process during burn wound healing. This study aimed to investigate the role of lncRNA X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) in human skin fibroblasts (HSF) and extracellular matrix (ECM) as well as the regulatory network of XIST/microRNA-29b-3p (miR-29b-3p)/collagen 1 alpha 1 (COL1A1). METHODS: The wound samples were collected from 25 patients with deep partial thickness burn at day 5 after burn. The thermal injured model was established using HSF cells. The expressions of XIST, miR-29b-3p and COL1A1 were measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blot. ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration were detected by western blot, cell counting kit-8 and trans-well assays, respectively. The interaction between miR-29b-3p and XIST or COL1A1 was explored by bioinformatics analysis and luciferase reporter assay. RESULTS: The expressions of XIST and COL1A1 were enhanced but miR-29b-3p expression was decreased after thermal injury. XIST overexpression promoted ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration in thermal injured HSF cells. However, XIST knockdown played an opposite effect. miR-29b-3p overexpression inhibited ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration, which was reversed by XIST. COL1A1 silence suppressed ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration by miR-29b-3p targeting. Moreover, COL1A1 up-regulation weakened the effect of XIST silence on ECM synthesis and HSF cell function. CONCLUSION: XIST promoted ECM synthesis, cell proliferation and migration by sponging miR-29b-3p and targeting COL1A1 in HSF cells after thermal injury, indicating the promoting role of XIST in wound healing.


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Queimaduras/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Fibroblastos/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Western Blotting , Queimaduras/genética , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Matriz Extracelular/genética , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real
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Genes Dev ; 33(17-18): 1175-1190, 2019 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31395742

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The ribosomal DNA (rDNA) represents a particularly unstable locus undergoing frequent breakage. DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) within rDNA induce both rDNA transcriptional repression and nucleolar segregation, but the link between the two events remains unclear. Here we found that DSBs induced on rDNA trigger transcriptional repression in a cohesin- and HUSH (human silencing hub) complex-dependent manner throughout the cell cycle. In S/G2 cells, transcriptional repression is further followed by extended resection within the interior of the nucleolus, DSB mobilization at the nucleolar periphery within nucleolar caps, and repair by homologous recombination. We showed that nuclear envelope invaginations frequently connect the nucleolus and that rDNA DSB mobilization, but not transcriptional repression, involves the nuclear envelope-associated LINC complex and the actin pathway. Altogether, our data indicate that rDNA break localization at the nucleolar periphery is not a direct consequence of transcriptional repression but rather is an active process that shares features with the mobilization of persistent DSB in active genes and heterochromatin.


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Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Reparo do DNA/genética , DNA Ribossômico/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Nucléolo Celular/metabolismo , Histonas/metabolismo , Recombinação Homóloga/genética , Membrana Nuclear/metabolismo
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 412, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366320

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BACKGROUND: Cartilage damage is a crucial feature involved in several pathological conditions characterized by joint disorders, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Accumulated evidences showed that Wnt/ß-catenin pathway plays a role in the pathogenesis of cartilage damage. In addition, it is experimentally documented that lncRNA (long non-coding RNA) HOTAIR plays a key role in the regulation of Wnt/ß-catenin pathway based on directly decreased WIF-1 expression. Further, it is reported that Wnt/ß-catenin pathway is a potent pathway to regulate the expression of MMP-13, which is responsible for degradation of collagen type II in articular cartilage. It is increasingly recognized that systems modeling approach provides an opportunity to understand the complex relationships and direct quantitative analysis of dynamic network in various diseases. RESULTS: A dynamic network of lncRNA HOTAIR-mediated Wnt/ß-catenin pathway regulating MMP-13 is developed to investigate the dynamic mechanism of the network involved in the pathogenesis of cartilage damage. Based on the network modeling, the potential therapeutic intervention point Axin is predicted and confirmed by the experimental validation. CONCLUSIONS: Our study provides a promising strategy for revealing potential dynamic mechanism and assessing potential targets which contribute to the prevention of the pathological conditions related to cartilage damage.


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Cartilagem Articular/patologia , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt , Proteína Axina/farmacologia , Cartilagem Articular/efeitos dos fármacos , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 13 da Matriz/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores de Tempo , Via de Sinalização Wnt/efeitos dos fármacos , Via de Sinalização Wnt/genética
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Cell Prolif ; 52(5): e12651, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31297902

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OBJECTIVE: It is essential to characterize underlying molecular mechanism associated with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and identify promising therapeutic targets. Herein, we explored role of homeobox transcript antisense RNA (HOTAIR) in HNSCC to regulate stanniocalcin-2 (STC2) by sponging microRNA-206 (miR-206). METHODS: HNSCC-related differentially expressed genes and regulation network amongst HOTAIR, miR-206 and STC2 were identified. Next, effect of HOTAIR on cell biological functions of HNSCC was identified after transfection of cells with HOTAIR overexpressed plasmids or siRNA against HOTAIR. PI3K/AKT signalling pathway-related gene expression was measured after miR-206 and STC2 were suppressed. Cell invasion, migration and proliferation were assessed. Finally, tumour growth was assessed to determine the effects of HOTAIR/miR-206/STC2 axis in vivo. RESULTS: HOTAIR specifically bound to miR-206 and miR-206 targeted STC2. Downregulated HOTAIR or upregulated miR-206 suppressed HNSCC cell proliferation, invasion and migration. miR-206 inhibited PI3K/AKT signalling pathway by down-regulating STC2. Besides, silenced HOTAIR or overexpressed miR-206 repressed the tumour growth of nude mice with HNSCC. CONCLUSION: HOTAIR regulated HNSCC cell biological functions by binding to miR-206 through STC2.


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Glicoproteínas/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Animais , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Glicoproteínas/antagonistas & inibidores , Glicoproteínas/genética , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/metabolismo , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , MicroRNAs/antagonistas & inibidores , MicroRNAs/genética , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Longo não Codificante/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/metabolismo
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Cell Prolif ; 52(5): e12615, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31310044

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OBJECTIVES: It has been widely reported that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can participate in multiple biological processes of human cancers. lncRNA HLA complex group 11 (HCG11) has been reported in human cancers as a tumour suppressor. This study focused on investigating the function and mechanism of HCG11 in glioma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) data set and qRT-PCR analysis, the expression pattern of HCG11 was identified in glioma samples. The mechanism associated with HCG11 downregulation was determined by mechanism experiments. Gain-of-function assays were conducted for the identification of HCG11 function in glioma progression. Mechanism investigation based on the luciferase reporter assay, RIP assay and pull-down assay was used to explore the downstream molecular mechanism of HCG11. The role of molecular pathway in the progression of glioma was analysed in accordance with the rescue assays. RESULTS: HCG11 was expressed at low level in glioma samples compared with normal samples. FOXP1 could bind with HCG11 and transcriptionally inactivated HCG11. Overexpression of HCG11 efficiently suppressed cell proliferation, induced cell cycle arrest and promoted cell apoptosis. HCG11 was predominantly enriched in the cytoplasm of glioma cells and acted as a competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) by sponging micro-496 to upregulate cytoplasmic polyadenylation element binding protein 3 (CPEB3). CEPB3 and miR-496 involved in HCG11-mediated glioma progression. CONCLUSIONS: HCG11 inhibited glioma progression by regulating miR-496/CPEB3 axis.


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Glioma/patologia , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/metabolismo , Animais , Antagomirs/metabolismo , Apoptose , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Linhagem Celular , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Progressão da Doença , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/química , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Glioma/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , MicroRNAs/antagonistas & inibidores , MicroRNAs/genética , Interferência de RNA , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Proteínas Repressoras/química , Proteínas Repressoras/metabolismo
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Cell Mol Life Sci ; 76(21): 4275-4289, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31309249

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Numerous studies have shown that non-coding RNAs play crucial roles in the development and progression of various tumor cells. Plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) mainly encodes a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and is located on chromosome 8q24.21, which constitutes a fragile site for genetic aberrations. PVT1 is well-known for its interaction with its neighbor MYC, which is a qualified oncogene that plays a vital role in tumorigenesis. In the past several decades, increasing attention has been paid to the interaction mechanism between PVT1 and MYC, which will benefit the clinical treatment and prognosis of patients. In this review, we summarize the coamplification of PVT1 and MYC in cancer, the positive feedback mechanism, and the latest promoter competition mechanism of PVT1 and MYC, as well as how PVT1 participates in the downstream signaling pathway of c-Myc by regulating key molecules. We also briefly describe the treatment prospects and research directions of PVT1 and MYC.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Oncogenes , Ligação Proteica/fisiologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2950, 2019 07 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31270318

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X-chromosome inactivation triggers fusion of A/B compartments to inactive X (Xi)-specific structures known as S1 and S2 compartments. SMCHD1 then merges S1/S2s to form the Xi super-structure. Here, we ask how S1/S2 compartments form and reveal that Xist RNA drives their formation via recruitment of Polycomb repressive complex 1 (PRC1). Ablating Smchd1 in post-XCI cells unveils S1/S2 structures. Loss of SMCHD1 leads to trapping Xist in the S1 compartment, impairing RNA spreading into S2. On the other hand, depleting Xist, PRC1, or HNRNPK precludes re-emergence of S1/S2 structures, and loss of S1/S2 compartments paradoxically strengthens the partition between Xi megadomains. Finally, Xi-reactivation in post-XCI cells can be enhanced by depleting both SMCHD1 and DNA methylation. We conclude that Xist, PRC1, and SMCHD1 collaborate in an obligatory, sequential manner to partition, fuse, and direct self-association of Xi compartments required for proper spreading of Xist RNA.


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Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Cromossomos de Mamíferos/genética , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Cromossomo X/química , Cromossomo X/genética , Animais , Metilação de DNA/genética , Histonas/metabolismo , Lisina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Modelos Genéticos , Inativação do Cromossomo X/genética
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 396, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31315558

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BACKGROUND: Since the number of known lncRNA-disease associations verified by biological experiments is quite limited, it has been a challenging task to uncover human disease-related lncRNAs in recent years. Moreover, considering the fact that biological experiments are very expensive and time-consuming, it is important to develop efficient computational models to discover potential lncRNA-disease associations. RESULTS: In this manuscript, a novel Collaborative Filtering model called CFNBC for inferring potential lncRNA-disease associations is proposed based on Naïve Bayesian Classifier. In CFNBC, an original lncRNA-miRNA-disease tripartite network is constructed first by integrating known miRNA-lncRNA associations, miRNA-disease associations and lncRNA-disease associations, and then, an updated lncRNA-miRNA-disease tripartite network is further constructed through applying the item-based collaborative filtering algorithm on the original tripartite network. Finally, based on the updated tripartite network, a novel approach based on the Naïve Bayesian Classifier is proposed to predict potential associations between lncRNAs and diseases. The novelty of CFNBC lies in the construction of the updated lncRNA-miRNA-disease tripartite network and the introduction of the item-based collaborative filtering algorithm and Naïve Bayesian Classifier, which guarantee that CFNBC can be applied to predict potential lncRNA-disease associations efficiently without entirely relying on known miRNA-disease associations. Simulation results show that CFNBC can achieve a reliable AUC of 0.8576 in the Leave-One-Out Cross Validation (LOOCV), which is considerably better than previous state-of-the-art results. Moreover, case studies of glioma, colorectal cancer and gastric cancer demonstrate the excellent prediction performance of CFNBC as well. CONCLUSIONS: According to simulation results, due to the satisfactory prediction performance, CFNBC may be an excellent addition to biomedical researches in the future.


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Doença/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Algoritmos , Teorema de Bayes , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Simulação por Computador , Glioma/genética , Humanos , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 19(1): 156, 2019 Jul 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31269941

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BACKGROUND: The traditional Chinese medicine prescription, Qianggan formula have been confirmed to be effective on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), however, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain obscure. METHODS: Thirty-six male C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into three groups: normal chow diet group; methionine-and-choline-deficient diet (MCD) group, and Qianggan extract (QG) intervention group (0.4 g/kg daily) that fed with MCD. The efficacy of QG was biochemically and histologically evaluated. The expression profiles of messenger ribonucleic acids (mRNAs), long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and circular RNAs (circRNAs) were examined using microarray and verified by RT-qPCR. RESULTS: QG significantly improved the phenotypic characteristics of NASH, as serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels and liver inflammatory cytokines were significantly decreased. By the cutoff of a 1.5-fold change and P < 0.05, 6193 mRNAs, 5692 lncRNAs and 4843 circRNAs were identified as differentially expressed between the MCD and normal groups, and 514 mRNAs, 1182 lncRNAs and 443 circRNAs were identified as differentially expressed between the QG and MCD groups. The intersections (244 mRNAs, 259 lncRNAs and 98 circRNAs) among the three groups were chosen for analysis. Gene Ontology (GO) terms and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment revealed that most overlapping mRNAs were related to immune functions such as natural-killer-cell-mediated cytotoxicity, intestinal immune network for IgA production, and T cell receptor signaling pathway. Pathway interactions, protein-protein interactions and molecular complex detection (MCODE) analysis identified numerous immune-related hub genes e.g. natural cytotoxicity triggering receptor 1(Ncr1), C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 9 (Cxcl9), Klra1, and Cd28. Finally, two lncRNAs (Sngh1 and Slc36a3os) and four circRNAs (circ_0009029, circ_0004572, circ_0009212 and circ_0009453) in competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) networks were constructed by Cytoscape, and immune-related mRNAs (e.g., Cd28, Cd8a, Il15, and Klrk1) were involved in the ceRNA networks. CONCLUSIONS: LncRNA and circRNA-associated immune ceRNA networks might be the targets of QG in alleviating NASH, and our work may provide valuable clues for exploring the mechanisms underlying the effect of QG.


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Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/uso terapêutico , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/tratamento farmacológico , Fitoterapia , Animais , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/metabolismo , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Distribuição Aleatória
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(10): 1069-1077, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31361511

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Long-noncoding RNA AC092159.2, located ∼247 bp upstream of the TMEM18 gene, may play integral roles in metabolic processes, including adipocyte differentiation and glycometabolism. AC092159.2 may be an important regulator of TMEM18, which is an important susceptibility gene related to obesity and type 2 diabetes. We designed a case-control study (including 964 gestational diabetes mellitus [GDM] cases and 1021 controls) to assess the associations of 14 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in AC092159.2 with the GDM risk. Logistic regression analyses showed that rs11127496 A > G, rs12714417 C > T, and rs1320334 A > G conferred a decreased GDM risk in the recessive and additive model, whereas rs11691220 T > C conferred an increased GDM risk in the dominant and additive model. Also, with increasing number of protective alleles of the four SNPs, the risk of GDM was significantly decreased in a dose-dependent manner (ptrend = 0.007). Further function annotation indicated that these four SNPs may fall on the function elements of human pancreatic islets. The genotype-phenotype associations suggested that these SNPs may contribute to GDM by affecting TMEM18 expression. AC092159.2 SNPs (rs11127496 A > G, rs11691220 T > C, rs12714417 C > T, and rs1320334 A > G) may be susceptibility makers for risk of GDM in Chinese females.


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Diabetes Gestacional/genética , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Adulto , Alelos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Diabetes Gestacional/diagnóstico , Diabetes Gestacional/etnologia , Diabetes Gestacional/patologia , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Estudos de Associação Genética , Humanos , Ilhotas Pancreáticas/patologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Modelos Genéticos , Gravidez , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Risco
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Yonsei Med J ; 60(8): 727-734, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347327

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PURPOSE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common cancer worldwide. Metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1), a long noncoding RNA (lncRNA), has been reported to be aberrantly expressed in hypoxic cancer cells. MALAT1 plays a significant role in many malignancies, including HCC. The aim of this study was to explore the role of MALAT1 in hypoxic HCC cells and its underlying regulatory mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) assay was performed to detect the mRNA levels of MALAT1 and microRNA-200a (miR-200a) in HCC cells. Cell invasion and migration ability were evaluated by Transwell assay. Starbase v2.0 and luciferase reporter assay were employed to identify the association between MALAT1 and miR-200a. Cell proliferation and apoptosis were measured by MTT assay and flow cytometry, respectively. RESULTS: MALAT1 levels were significantly upregulated in HCC cells under hypoxia. Hypoxia promoted proliferation, migration, and invasion, and blocked apoptosis in Hep3B cells, which were weakened by knockdown of MALAT1. Starbase v2.0 showed that MALAT1 and miR-200a have a complementarity region, and luciferase reporter assay verified that MALAT1 interacted with miR-200a in Hep3B cells. Moreover, MALAT1 negatively regulated the expression of miR-200a. miR-200a levels were dramatically downregulated in HCC cells under hypoxia. Upregulation of miR-200a inhibited proliferation, migration, and invasion, and induced apoptosis in Hep3B cells under hypoxia. Interestingly, downregulation of miR-200a partially reversed the tumor-suppressive effect of knockdown of MALAT1 on Hep3B cells in hypoxic condition. CONCLUSION: LncRNA MALAT1 was involved in proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis by interacting with miR-200a in hypoxic Hep3B cells, revealing a new mechanism of MALAT1 involved in hypoxic HCC progression.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Hipóxia Tumoral/genética , Apoptose/genética , Sequência de Bases , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Regulação para Cima/genética
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Yonsei Med J ; 60(8): 751-759, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347330

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PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore the effects and mechanisms of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) anti-differentiation non-coding RNA (ANCR) on the osteogenesis of osteoblast cells in postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mice models of PMOP were established. ANCR expression and intracellular calcium ions were detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and laser confocal microscopy, respectively. ANCR was silenced in osteoblast cells from PMOP mice by the transfection of siRNA-ANCR (si-ANCR). The proliferation and apoptosis of osteoblast cells was analyzed by MTT and flow cytometry, respectively. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and calcium nodules were examined by ALP and alizarin red staining assay, respectively. The expression of enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), runt related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), and OSTERIX was detected by qRT-PCR and Western blot. Furthermore, an osteogenesis model was constructed in mice, and osteoid formation was observed by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining. The interaction between lncRNA-ANCR and EZH2 was further identified by RNA pull-down assay. RESULTS: ANCR expression and intracellular calcium ions were increased in PMOP mice. Si-ANCR significantly increased the proliferation, ALP activity, calcium deposition of osteoblast cells and decreased apoptosis. ANCR and EZH2 were down-regulated by si-ANCR, while RUNX2 and OSTERIX were upregulated. Si-ANCR also promoted osteoid formation in mice treated with hydroxyapatite-tricalcium phosphate. In addition, ANCR specifically bound to EZH2. CONCLUSION: Silencing ANCR promotes the osteogenesis of PMOP osteoblast cells. The specific binding of ANCR with EZH2 suppressed RUNX2, thereby inhibiting osteogenesis.


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Subunidade alfa 1 de Fator de Ligação ao Core/metabolismo , Proteína Potenciadora do Homólogo 2 de Zeste/metabolismo , Inativação Gênica , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteogênese , Osteoporose Pós-Menopausa/genética , Osteoporose Pós-Menopausa/patologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Osteoblastos/patologia , Osteogênese/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Ratos , Fator de Transcrição Sp7/metabolismo
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