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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1255: 1-6, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32949386

RESUMO

Clinical single-cell biomedicine has become a new emerging discipline, which integrates single-cell RNA and DNA sequencing, proteomics, and functions with clinical phenomes, therapeutic responses, and prognosis. It is of great value to discover disease-, phenome-, and therapy-specific diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets on the basis of the principle of clinical single-cell biomedicine. This book reviews the roles of single-cell sequencing and methylation in diseases and explores disease-specific alterations of single-cell sequencing and methylation, especially focusing on potential applications of methodologies on human single-cell sequencing and methylation, on potential correlations between those changes with pulmonary diseases, and on potential roles of signaling pathways that cause heterogeneous cellular responses during treatment. This book also emphasizes the importance of methodologies in clinical practice and application, the potential of perspectives, challenges and solutions, and the significance of single-cell preparation standardization. Alterations of DNA and RNA methylation, demethylation in lung diseases, and a deep knowledge about the regulation and function of target gene methylation for diagnosing and treating diseases at the early stage are also provided. Importantly, this book aims to apply the measurement of single-cell sequencing and methylation for clinical diagnosis and treatment and to understand clinical values of those parameters and to headline and foresee the potential values of the application of single-cell sequencing in non-cancer diseases.


Assuntos
Metilação de DNA , Doença/genética , Análise de Sequência , Análise de Célula Única , DNA/genética , DNA/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteômica , RNA/genética , RNA/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4708, 2020 09 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32948758

RESUMO

While the field of microbiology has adapted to the study of complex microbiomes via modern meta-omics techniques, we have not updated our basic knowledge regarding the quantitative levels of DNA, RNA and protein molecules within a microbial cell, which ultimately control cellular function. Here we report the temporal measurements of absolute RNA and protein levels per gene within a mixed bacterial-archaeal consortium. Our analysis of this data reveals an absolute protein-to-RNA ratio of 102-104 for bacterial populations and 103-105 for an archaeon, which is more comparable to Eukaryotic representatives' humans and yeast. Furthermore, we use the linearity between the metaproteome and metatranscriptome over time to identify core functional guilds, hence using a fundamental biological feature (i.e., RNA/protein levels) to highlight phenotypical complementarity. Our findings show that upgrading multi-omic toolkits with traditional absolute measurements unlocks the scaling of core biological questions to dynamic and complex microbiomes, creating a deeper insight into inter-organismal relationships that drive the greater community function.


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Microbiota/genética , Microbiota/fisiologia , Proteínas/genética , Proteínas/metabolismo , RNA/genética , RNA/metabolismo , Archaea/genética , Archaea/metabolismo , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/metabolismo , DNA , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Genoma Microbiano , Humanos , Metabolômica , Fenótipo , Proteoma , Proteômica , Transcriptoma , Leveduras
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PLoS Comput Biol ; 16(9): e1008205, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32903255

RESUMO

Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) can map cell types, states and transitions during dynamic biological processes such as tissue development and regeneration. Many trajectory inference methods have been developed to order cells by their progression through a dynamic process. However, when time series data is available, most of these methods do not consider the available time information when ordering cells and are instead designed to work only on a single scRNA-seq data snapshot. We present Tempora, a novel cell trajectory inference method that orders cells using time information from time-series scRNA-seq data. In performance comparison tests, Tempora inferred known developmental lineages from three diverse tissue development time series data sets, beating state of the art methods in accuracy and speed. Tempora works at the level of cell clusters (types) and uses biological pathway information to help identify cell type relationships. This approach increases gene expression signal from single cells, processing speed, and interpretability of the inferred trajectory. Our results demonstrate the utility of a combination of time and pathway information to supervise trajectory inference for scRNA-seq based analysis.


Assuntos
Biologia Computacional/métodos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Análise de Célula Única/métodos , Software , Algoritmos , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Humanos , Camundongos , Mioblastos/metabolismo , RNA/genética , RNA/metabolismo , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Clin Exp Rheumatol ; 38(5): 822-833, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32940208

RESUMO

OBJECTIVES: This research aimed to investigate the level of peripheral blood circular RNAs (circRNAs) from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with renal involvement (SLE+RI) to identify novel biomarkers for SLE+RI screening. METHODS: circRNAs expression in peripheral blood from 3 SLE+RI patients, 3 SLE patients without renal involvement (SLE-RI) and 3 healthy controls (HC) were performed by microarray. All upregulated expressed circRNAs coming from "circBase" between the three groups were determined by real time-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) in SLE+RI, SLE-RI, HC, neprhritis without SLE (NWS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The diagnostic value of these circRNAs for SLE+RI was evaluated by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. A 15-day follow-up was evaluated in 7 newly diagnosed SLE+RI patients to investigate the level change of these circRNAs after treatment. RESULTS: We confirmed that the level of hsa_circ_0082688, hsa_circ_0082689 and hsa_circ_0008675 were significantly elevated in SLE+RI patients with respect to the SLE-RI, RA, NWS patients and the HC. The level of hsa_circ_0082688, hsa_circ_0082689 and hsa_circ_0008675 were associated with C4, anti-dsDNA, anti-nucleosome. The level of hsa_circ_0008675 was associated with C3, and the level of hsa_circ_0082688 and hsa_circ_0008675 were associated with treatment. ROC curve analysis suggested that hsa_circ_0082688-hsa_circ_0008675 had significant value in the diagnosis of new-onset SLE+RI patients than the controls (new-onset SLE-RI patients, RA patients, NWS patients and HC) with an area under the curve of 0.925, sensitivity of 79.17% and specificity of 96.64%. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that peripheral blood hsa_circ_0082688-hsa_circ_0008675 level in SLE+RI patients is upregulated and may also serve as a potential biomarker for SLE+RI patient diagnosis and treatment.


Assuntos
Artrite Reumatoide , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico , Biomarcadores , Humanos , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/diagnóstico , Lúpus Eritematoso Sistêmico/genética , RNA/genética , RNA Circular , Curva ROC
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4825, 2020 09 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32973178

RESUMO

Short regulatory RNA molecules underpin gene expression and govern cellular state and physiology. To establish an alternative layer of control over these processes, we generated chimeric regulatory RNAs that interact reversibly and light-dependently with the light-oxygen-voltage photoreceptor PAL. By harnessing this interaction, the function of micro RNAs (miRs) and short hairpin (sh) RNAs in mammalian cells can be regulated in a spatiotemporally precise manner. The underlying strategy is generic and can be adapted to near-arbitrary target sequences. Owing to full genetic encodability, it establishes optoribogenetic control of cell state and physiology. The method stands to facilitate the non-invasive, reversible and spatiotemporally resolved study of regulatory RNAs and protein function in cellular and organismal environments.


Assuntos
Expressão Gênica , Células Fotorreceptoras/metabolismo , RNA/metabolismo , Animais , Células HEK293 , Humanos , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno
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Mol Cell ; 79(6): 1037-1050.e5, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32882183

RESUMO

DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) are dangerous lesions threatening genomic stability. Fidelity of DSB repair is best achieved by recombination with a homologous template sequence. In yeast, transcript RNA was shown to template DSB repair of DNA. However, molecular pathways of RNA-driven repair processes remain obscure. Utilizing assays of RNA-DNA recombination with and without an induced DSB in yeast DNA, we characterize three forms of RNA-mediated genomic modifications: RNA- and cDNA-templated DSB repair (R-TDR and c-TDR) using an RNA transcript or a DNA copy of the RNA transcript for DSB repair, respectively, and a new mechanism of RNA-templated DNA modification (R-TDM) induced by spontaneous or mutagen-induced breaks. While c-TDR requires reverse transcriptase, translesion DNA polymerase ζ (Pol ζ) plays a major role in R-TDR, and it is essential for R-TDM. This study characterizes mechanisms of RNA-DNA recombination, uncovering a role of Pol ζ in transferring genetic information from transcript RNA to DNA.


Assuntos
DNA/genética , RNA/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , DNA/ultraestrutura , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Reparo do DNA/genética , Replicação do DNA/genética , DNA Complementar/genética , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/genética , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/ultraestrutura , Instabilidade Genômica/genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , RNA/ultraestrutura , Proteína Rad52 de Recombinação e Reparo de DNA/genética , Adulto Jovem
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008923, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32735630

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Mitochondrial translation defects can be due to mutations affecting mitochondrial- or nuclear-encoded components. The number of known nuclear genes involved in mitochondrial translation has significantly increased in the past years. RCC1L (WBSCR16), a putative GDP/GTP exchange factor, has recently been described to interact with the mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit. In humans, three different RCC1L isoforms have been identified that originate from alternative splicing but share the same N-terminus, RCC1LV1, RCC1LV2 and RCC1LV3. All three isoforms were exclusively localized to mitochondria, interacted with its inner membrane and could associate with homopolymeric oligos to different extent. Mitochondrial immunoprecipitation experiments showed that RCC1LV1 and RCC1LV3 associated with the mitochondrial large and small ribosomal subunit, respectively, while no significant association was observed for RCC1LV2. Overexpression and silencing of RCC1LV1 or RCC1LV3 led to mitoribosome biogenesis defects that resulted in decreased translation. Indeed, significant changes in steady-state levels and distribution on isokinetic sucrose gradients were detected not only for mitoribosome proteins but also for GTPases, (GTPBP10, ERAL1 and C4orf14), and pseudouridylation proteins, (TRUB2, RPUSD3 and RPUSD4). All in all, our data suggest that RCC1L is essential for mitochondrial function and that the coordination of at least two isoforms is essential for proper ribosomal assembly.


Assuntos
GTP Fosfo-Hidrolases/genética , Proteínas Mitocondriais/genética , Isoformas de Proteínas/genética , Proteínas Ribossômicas/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Humanos , Imunoprecipitação , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Mitocôndrias/genética , Ribossomos Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Proteínas Monoméricas de Ligação ao GTP/genética , Biossíntese de Proteínas/genética , RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(8): e1008990, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32810142

RESUMO

The kinetochore, a multi-protein complex assembled on centromeres, is essential to segregate chromosomes during cell division. Deficiencies in kinetochore function can lead to chromosomal instability and aneuploidy-a hallmark of cancer cells. Kinetochore function is controlled by recruitment of regulatory proteins, many of which have been documented, however their function often remains uncharacterized and many are yet to be identified. To identify candidates of kinetochore regulation we used a proteome-wide protein association strategy in budding yeast and detected many proteins that are involved in post-translational modifications such as kinases, phosphatases and histone modifiers. We focused on the Polo-like kinase, Cdc5, and interrogated which cellular components were sensitive to constitutive Cdc5 localization. The kinetochore is particularly sensitive to constitutive Cdc5 kinase activity. Targeting Cdc5 to different kinetochore subcomplexes produced diverse phenotypes, consistent with multiple distinct functions at the kinetochore. We show that targeting Cdc5 to the inner kinetochore, the constitutive centromere-associated network (CCAN), increases the levels of centromeric RNA via an SPT4 dependent mechanism.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Centrômero/genética , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Fatores de Elongação da Transcrição/genética , Anáfase/genética , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Segregação de Cromossomos/genética , Histonas/genética , Humanos , Cinetocoros/metabolismo , Mitose/genética , Fenótipo , Fosforilação/genética , RNA/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética
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Phys Rev Lett ; 125(4): 048104, 2020 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32794805

RESUMO

The RNA world scenario posits replication by RNA polymerases. On early Earth, a geophysical setting is required to separate hybridized strands after their replication and to localize them against diffusion. We present a pointed heat source that drives exponential, RNA-catalyzed amplification of short RNA with high efficiency in a confined chamber. While shorter strands were periodically melted by laminar convection, the temperature gradient caused aggregated polymerase molecules to accumulate, protecting them from degradation in hot regions of the chamber. These findings demonstrate a size-selective pathway for autonomous RNA-based replication in natural nonequilibrium conditions.


Assuntos
Ecossistema , RNA/química , RNA/genética , Catálise , DNA/química , DNA/genética , DNA/metabolismo , Replicação do DNA , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/química , RNA Polimerases Dirigidas por DNA/metabolismo , Planeta Terra , Evolução Molecular , Temperatura Alta , Biossíntese de Proteínas/genética , RNA/metabolismo
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(1): 375, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32859148

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: As the barriers to incorporating RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) into biomedical studies continue to decrease, the complexity and size of RNA-Seq experiments are rapidly growing. Paired, longitudinal, and other correlated designs are becoming commonplace, and these studies offer immense potential for understanding how transcriptional changes within an individual over time differ depending on treatment or environmental conditions. While several methods have been proposed for dealing with repeated measures within RNA-Seq analyses, they are either restricted to handling only paired measurements, can only test for differences between two groups, and/or have issues with maintaining nominal false positive and false discovery rates. In this work, we propose a Bayesian hierarchical negative binomial generalized linear mixed model framework that can flexibly model RNA-Seq counts from studies with arbitrarily many repeated observations, can include covariates, and also maintains nominal false positive and false discovery rates in its posterior inference. RESULTS: In simulation studies, we showed that our proposed method (MCMSeq) best combines high statistical power (i.e. sensitivity or recall) with maintenance of nominal false positive and false discovery rates compared the other available strategies, especially at the smaller sample sizes investigated. This behavior was then replicated in an application to real RNA-Seq data where MCMSeq was able to find previously reported genes associated with tuberculosis infection in a cohort with longitudinal measurements. CONCLUSIONS: Failing to account for repeated measurements when analyzing RNA-Seq experiments can result in significantly inflated false positive and false discovery rates. Of the methods we investigated, whether they model RNA-Seq counts directly or worked on transformed values, the Bayesian hierarchical model implemented in the mcmseq R package (available at https://github.com/stop-pre16/mcmseq ) best combined sensitivity and nominal error rate control.


Assuntos
RNA/química , Análise de Sequência de RNA/métodos , Interface Usuário-Computador , Teorema de Bayes , Humanos , Método de Monte Carlo , RNA/genética , RNA/metabolismo , Tuberculose/genética , Tuberculose/patologia
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Mol Cell ; 79(6): 991-1007.e4, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32780990

RESUMO

Stress granules (SGs) are condensates of mRNPs that form in response to stress. SGs arise by multivalent protein-protein, protein-RNA, and RNA-RNA interactions. However, the role of RNA-RNA interactions in SG assembly remains understudied. Here, we describe a yeast SG reconstitution system that faithfully recapitulates SG assembly in response to trigger RNAs. SGs assembled by stem-loop RNA triggers are ATP-sensitive, regulated by helicase/chaperone activity, and exhibit the hallmarks of maturation observed for SG proteins that phase-separate in vitro. Additionally, the fraction of total RNA that phase-separates in vitro is sufficient to trigger SG formation. However, condensation of NFT1 mRNA, an enriched transcript in this population, can only assemble an incomplete SG. These results suggest that networks of distinct transcripts are required to form a canonical SG and provide a platform for dissecting the interplay between the transcriptome and ATP-dependent remodeling in SG formation.


Assuntos
Grânulos Citoplasmáticos/genética , Ribonucleoproteínas/genética , Estresse Fisiológico/genética , Transcriptoma/genética , Trifosfato de Adenosina/genética , Linhagem Celular , Regulação Fúngica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , RNA/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008901, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32645003

RESUMO

The RNA exosome is an evolutionarily-conserved ribonuclease complex critically important for precise processing and/or complete degradation of a variety of cellular RNAs. The recent discovery that mutations in genes encoding structural RNA exosome subunits cause tissue-specific diseases makes defining the role of this complex within specific tissues critically important. Mutations in the RNA exosome component 3 (EXOSC3) gene cause Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia Type 1b (PCH1b), an autosomal recessive neurologic disorder. The majority of disease-linked mutations are missense mutations that alter evolutionarily-conserved regions of EXOSC3. The tissue-specific defects caused by these amino acid changes in EXOSC3 are challenging to understand based on current models of RNA exosome function with only limited analysis of the complex in any multicellular model in vivo. The goal of this study is to provide insight into how mutations in EXOSC3 impact the function of the RNA exosome. To assess the tissue-specific roles and requirements for the Drosophila ortholog of EXOSC3 termed Rrp40, we utilized tissue-specific RNAi drivers. Depletion of Rrp40 in different tissues reveals a general requirement for Rrp40 in the development of many tissues including the brain, but also highlight an age-dependent requirement for Rrp40 in neurons. To assess the functional consequences of the specific amino acid substitutions in EXOSC3 that cause PCH1b, we used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology to generate flies that model this RNA exosome-linked disease. These flies show reduced viability; however, the surviving animals exhibit a spectrum of behavioral and morphological phenotypes. RNA-seq analysis of these Drosophila Rrp40 mutants reveals increases in the steady-state levels of specific mRNAs and ncRNAs, some of which are central to neuronal function. In particular, Arc1 mRNA, which encodes a key regulator of synaptic plasticity, is increased in the Drosophila Rrp40 mutants. Taken together, this study defines a requirement for the RNA exosome in specific tissues/cell types and provides insight into how defects in RNA exosome function caused by specific amino acid substitutions that occur in PCH1b can contribute to neuronal dysfunction.


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Doenças Cerebelares/genética , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/genética , Drosophila melanogaster/genética , Complexo Multienzimático de Ribonucleases do Exossomo/genética , Proteínas do Tecido Nervoso/genética , Neurônios/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Substituição de Aminoácidos/genética , Animais , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Doenças Cerebelares/patologia , Cerebelo/metabolismo , Cerebelo/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Exossomos/genética , Humanos , Mutação/genética , Neurônios/patologia , RNA/genética
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(31): 18701-18710, 2020 08 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32690679

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Yin Yang 1 (YY1) is a DNA-binding transcription factor that either activates or represses gene expression. YY1 has previously been implicated in the transcriptional silencing of many retroviruses by binding to DNA sequences in the U3 region of the viral long terminal repeat (LTR). We here show that YY1 overexpression leads to profound activation, rather than repression, of human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) expression, while YY1 down-regulation reduces HTLV-1 expression. The YY1 responsive element mapped not to YY1 DNA-binding sites in the HTLV-1 LTR but to the R region. The HTLV-1 R sequence alone is sufficient to provide YY1 responsiveness to a nonresponsive promoter, but only in the sense orientation and only when included as part of the mRNA. YY1 binds to the R region of HTLV-1 RNA in vitro and in vivo, leading to increased transcription initiation and elongation. The findings indicate that YY1 is a potent transactivator of HTLV-1 gene expression acting via binding viral RNA, rather than DNA.


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Regulação Viral da Expressão Gênica/genética , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano , RNA/metabolismo , Sequências Repetidas Terminais/genética , Fator de Transcrição YY1 , Células HEK293 , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/genética , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/metabolismo , Humanos , Células Jurkat , Ligação Proteica/genética , RNA/genética , Ativação Transcricional/genética , Fator de Transcrição YY1/genética , Fator de Transcrição YY1/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 257: 118092, 2020 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32681912

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AIMS: Competing endogenous RNAs (ceRNAs) play essential roles in cancer pathogenesis and those in exosomes have been the promising biomarkers for cancer diagnose and therapy. We aim to identify potential active ceRNA pairs in cancer blood exosomes by combining TCGA and exoRBase. MAIN METHODS: Two strict screening criteria were implemented, including hypergeometric test on the targets predicted by RNA22 for differential miRNAs and Pearson test on the candidate mRNAs and lncRNAs for each cancer. Then2638292, 4925485 and 70669 ceRNAs in blood exosomes are available for colorectal cancer (CRC), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAAD), respectively. KEY FINDINGS: A comprehensive functional analysis on differential miRNAs in cancer blood exosomes indicates that they play important roles in development of cancer by degrading or inhibiting the post-transcription translation level of mRNA or by acting as mediators to regulate the expression of mRNA. Topological and biological functional analysis of ceRNA networks demonstrate that hub ceRNAs involve in cancer-related biological pathways and processes, so as to influence the occurrence and development of cancer and would be the potential biomarkers for three cancers. Finally, we designed a web-accessible database, ExoceRNA Atlas (https://www.exocerna-atlas.com/exoceRNA#/) as a repository of ceRNAs in blood exosomes. It can friendly search, browse and visualize ceRNA networks of the query genes along with giving the detailed functional analysis results. The entire ceRNA data can also be freely downloaded. SIGNIFICANCE: ExoceRNA Atlas will serve as a powerful public resource for identifying ceRNAs and greatly deepen our understanding their functions in cancer exosomes.


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Bases de Dados Genéticas , Exossomos/genética , Neoplasias/genética , RNA/genética , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Theranostics ; 10(16): 7150-7162, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-639991

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In December 2019, a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak occurred in Wuhan, China. Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the seventh coronavirus known to infect humans, is highly contagious and has rapidly expanded worldwide since its discovery. Quantitative nucleic acid testing has become the gold standard for diagnosis and guiding clinical decisions regarding the use of antiviral therapy. However, the RT-qPCR assays targeting SARS-CoV-2 have a number of challenges, especially in terms of primer design. Primers are the pivotal components of a RT-qPCR assay. Once virus mutation and recombination occur, it is difficult to effectively diagnose viral infection by existing RT-qPCR primers. Some primers and probes have also been made available on the WHO website for reference. However, no previous review has systematically compared the previously reported primers and probes and described how to design new primers in the event of a new coronavirus infection. This review focuses on how primers and probes can be designed methodically and rationally, and how the sensitivity and specificity of the detection process can be improved. This brief review will be useful for the accurate diagnosis and timely treatment of the new coronavirus pneumonia.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , RNA Viral/genética , RNA/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real/métodos , Sequência de Bases , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Desenho de Fármacos , Genes Virais , Humanos , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA/química , Sondas RNA/genética , RNA Viral/química , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real/estatística & dados numéricos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Nanomedicina Teranóstica
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Nat Microbiol ; 5(10): 1299-1305, 2020 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-638387

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The recent spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) exemplifies the critical need for accurate and rapid diagnostic assays to prompt clinical and public health interventions. Currently, several quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (RT-qPCR) assays are being used by clinical, research and public health laboratories. However, it is currently unclear whether results from different tests are comparable. Our goal was to make independent evaluations of primer-probe sets used in four common SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic assays. From our comparisons of RT-qPCR analytical efficiency and sensitivity, we show that all primer-probe sets can be used to detect SARS-CoV-2 at 500 viral RNA copies per reaction. The exception for this is the RdRp-SARSr (Charité) confirmatory primer-probe set which has low sensitivity, probably due to a mismatch to circulating SARS-CoV-2 in the reverse primer. We did not find evidence for background amplification with pre-COVID-19 samples or recent SARS-CoV-2 evolution decreasing sensitivity. Our recommendation for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing is to select an assay with high sensitivity and that is regionally used, to ease comparability between outcomes.


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Betacoronavirus/genética , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/métodos , Infecções por Coronavirus/diagnóstico , Infecções por Coronavirus/virologia , Pneumonia Viral/diagnóstico , Pneumonia Viral/virologia , RNA Viral/análise , RNA Viral/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/métodos , Betacoronavirus/isolamento & purificação , Técnicas de Laboratório Clínico/estatística & dados numéricos , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Variação Genética , Genoma Viral , Humanos , Técnicas de Sonda Molecular/estatística & dados numéricos , Pandemias , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , RNA/genética , Sondas RNA/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa/estatística & dados numéricos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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Nat Cell Biol ; 22(7): 767-778, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32601371

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Following fertilization in mammals, the gametes are reprogrammed to create a totipotent zygote, a process that involves de novo establishment of chromatin domains. A major feature occurring during preimplantation development is the dramatic remodelling of constitutive heterochromatin, although the functional relevance of this is unknown. Here, we show that heterochromatin establishment relies on the stepwise expression and regulated activity of SUV39H enzymes. Enforcing precocious acquisition of constitutive heterochromatin results in compromised development and epigenetic reprogramming, which demonstrates that heterochromatin remodelling is essential for natural reprogramming at fertilization. We find that de novo H3K9 trimethylation (H3K9me3) in the paternal pronucleus after fertilization is catalysed by SUV39H2 and that pericentromeric RNAs inhibit SUV39H2 activity and reduce H3K9me3. De novo H3K9me3 is initially non-repressive for gene expression, but instead bookmarks promoters for compaction. Overall, we uncover the functional importance for the restricted transmission of constitutive heterochromatin during reprogramming and a non-repressive role for H3K9me3.


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Centrômero/genética , Embrião de Mamíferos/citologia , Embrião de Mamíferos/metabolismo , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Heterocromatina/metabolismo , Histonas/metabolismo , RNA/metabolismo , Animais , Núcleo Celular/genética , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Epigênese Genética , Feminino , Heterocromatina/genética , Histonas/genética , Masculino , Metilação , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos CBA , RNA/genética
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8767-8781, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32652041

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MicroRNA (miRNA)-mediated cleavage is involved in numerous essential cellular pathways. miRNAs recognize target RNAs via sequence complementarity. In addition to complementarity, in vitro and in silico studies have suggested that RNA structure may influence the accessibility of mRNAs to miRNA-induced silencing complexes (miRISCs), thereby affecting RNA silencing. However, the regulatory mechanism of mRNA structure in miRNA cleavage remains elusive. We investigated the role of in vivo RNA secondary structure in miRNA cleavage by developing the new CAP-STRUCTURE-seq method to capture the intact mRNA structurome in Arabidopsis thaliana. This approach revealed that miRNA target sites were not structurally accessible for miRISC binding prior to cleavage in vivo. Instead, we found that the unfolding of the target site structure plays a key role in miRISC activity in vivo. We found that the single-strandedness of the two nucleotides immediately downstream of the target site, named Target Adjacent nucleotide Motif, can promote miRNA cleavage but not miRNA binding, thus decoupling target site binding from cleavage. Our findings demonstrate that mRNA structure in vivo can modulate miRNA cleavage, providing evidence of mRNA structure-dependent regulation of biological processes.


Assuntos
MicroRNAs/ultraestrutura , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Interferência de RNA , RNA/ultraestrutura , Arabidopsis/genética , Sítios de Ligação/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA/genética , Proteínas com Motivo de Reconhecimento de RNA/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Complexo de Inativação Induzido por RNA/genética
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Nucleic Acids Res ; 48(15): 8675-8685, 2020 09 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687167

RESUMO

Along with nucleobase pairing, base-base stacking interactions are one of the two main types of strong non-covalent interactions that define the unique secondary and tertiary structure of RNA. In this paper we studied two subfamilies of nucleobase-inserted stacking structures: (i) with any base intercalated between neighboring nucleotide residues (base-intercalated element, BIE, i + 1); (ii) with any base wedged into a hydrophobic cavity formed by heterocyclic bases of two nucleotides which are one nucleotide apart in sequence (base-wedged element, BWE, i + 2). We have exploited the growing database of natively folded RNA structures in Protein Data Bank to analyze the distribution and structural role of these motifs in RNA. We found that these structural elements initially found in yeast tRNAPhe are quite widespread among the tertiary structures of various RNAs. These motifs perform diverse roles in RNA 3D structure formation and its maintenance. They contribute to the folding of RNA bulges and loops and participate in long-range interactions of single-stranded stretches within RNA macromolecules. Furthermore, both base-intercalated and base-wedged motifs participate directly or indirectly in the formation of RNA functional centers, which interact with various ligands, antibiotics and proteins.


Assuntos
Complexos Multiproteicos/ultraestrutura , Conformação de Ácido Nucleico , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/ultraestrutura , RNA/ultraestrutura , Antibacterianos/química , Pareamento de Bases/genética , Substâncias Intercalantes/química , Ligantes , Modelos Moleculares , Conformação Molecular , Complexos Multiproteicos/química , Complexos Multiproteicos/genética , Nucleotídeos/química , Nucleotídeos/genética , RNA/química , RNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/química , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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