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Isolation of Urinary Exosomal miRNAs: Comparative Analysis of Different Methods
Sarath Kiran Channavajjhala, Marzia Rossato, Francesca Morandini, Annalisa Castagna, Flavia Bazzoni and Oliviero Olivieri

This study aims to identify and develop a robust and economical method for isolation of urinary exosomal miRNAs that can be routinely used for the analysis of miRNAs in different pathological conditions.

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Cytotoxicity Screen of Mangiferin and its Major Metabolite Norathyriol in Human Tumor Cell Lines
Souza, J.R.R., Feitosa, J.P.A., Ricardo, N.M.P.S, Trevisan, M.T.S., Frei, E., Ulrich C.M., Owen, R.W.

Many natural products are available worldwide as potential chemoprotective agents against commonly occurring cancers, for example Mangiferin which has low bioavailability and is thought to be mainly available in the colon.

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Automation of a Generic Fluorescence Methyltransferase Activity Assay
X. Amouretti, P. Brescia, P. Banks, G. Prescott, Meera Kumar

Epigenetic processes are attracting considerable attention in drug discovery as their fundamental roles in controlling normal cell development and contributions to disease states become more clearly defined. This work combines a fluorescence-based assay with liquid handling and dispensing instrumentation and a multi-mode reader which can be used to monitor the biological activity of the histone methyltransferase (HMT) G9a, a model system.

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UBS109, a novel curcumin analogue, promotes apoptosis in Head and Neck cancer cells through activating death receptor signaling pathway
Shujue Lan1,3, Min Heui Yoo1, Yuhong Du1,3, Terry Moore4 , Shijun Zhu2, Mamoru Shoji2, Georgia Chen2, Dong Shin2, Fadlo Khuri2, Dennis Liotta4, James P. Snyder4, Haian Fu1,2,3

UBS109, a new curcumin analogue, exhibited a potent anticancer activity, inhibiting colony formation and cancer cell growth in vitro, and tumor growth in a xenograft animal model in vivo. 2. UBS109 rapidly blocks the NF-?B signaling pathway through the

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miREC: A database of miRNAs involved in endometrial cancer
Benjamin Ulfenborg, Sanja Jurcevic, Angelica Lindlöf, Karin Klinga-Levan, Björn Olsson

The miREC database integrates public data about miRNAs and their target genes involved in the development of EAC in human, collected from recent literature. In future versions the database will be complemented with information derived by analyzing our in-house data and new published data by other researchers. The miREC database is the first database that focuses on integrating all available information about genes and miRNAs involved in endometrial cancer.

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MicroRNA expression in normal and malignant prostate tissues
Jessica Carlsson

In this study the aim was to identify a miRNA expression signature that could be used to separate between normal and malignant prostate tissues. Nine miRNAs were found to be differentially expressed and they could be used to separate between the normal and malignant tissues. A cross-validation procedure confirmed the generality of this expression signature, showing an accuracy of 85%.

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Repurposing Drugs for the Treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Breast Cance
David Monaghan, Rachel Griffin, Amie Regan, Enda O’Connell, Howard Fearnhead

In this study, the Johns Hopkins Clinical Compound Library, containing approximately 1,500 FDA and foreign-approved clinical compounds, was used to screen a multi-drug resistant, triple negative breast cancer cell line for drug sensitivity.

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Intronic polymorphisms in Daucus carota AOX2b generate putative genotype specific miRNA
Hélia G. Cardoso, Maria Doroteia Campos, Birgit Arnholdt-Schmitt

A study in the carrot alternative oxidase gene DcAOX2b from several individual plant genotypes of D. carota cv. Rotin revealed the frequent occurrence of intron length polymorphisms (ILPs). Here we will present an in silico analysis performed in order to identify putative miRNA sites at three different sizes of intron 1. The overall research approach aims to develop functional marker candidates for carrot plant breeding.

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A high-throughput colony formation assay for profiling novel compounds and RNAi reagents using the Acumen® eX3
Andrew Goulter and Jason Mundin

Cell colony formation assays measure a cell's ability to grow unattached to a surface and have applications in a range of areas including hematopoietic stem cell research, cell transformation studies and the prediction of responses of tumors to chemotherapeutic agents. The results of this study demonstrated that Acumen eX3 can be used as a high-throughput platform for investigation of effects of test compounds and RNAi reagents on cell colony formation.

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Putting The Brakes On Cancer
DUSP5 shown to suppress tumour formation by switching off ERK.
Genetic Variant and Bacteria Help Dictate Inflammation, Antitumor Activity, and Outcome in Cancer Patients
Research reveals more about the role the symbiotic relationship humans have with bacteria may play in tumor progression.
Scientists Identify New and Beneficial Function of Endogenous Retroviruses
Researchers found that ERV play a critical role in the body’s immune defense against common bacterial and viral pathogens.
Long Noncoding RNAs: A Novel Prognostic Marker in Older Patients with Acute Leukemia
This study describes a new marker that might help doctors choose the least toxic, most effective treatment for older patients with acute myeloid leukemia.
Proteins Drive Cancer Cells To Change States
When RNA-binding proteins are turned on, cancer cells get locked in a proliferative state.
Signaling Mechanism Could Be Target For Survival, Growth Of Tumor Cells In Brain Cancer
Non-canonical EGFR signalling shown to make glioblastoma tumor cells more resistant to chemotherapy treatment.
New Way To Turn Genes On
Technique allows rapid, large-scale studies of gene function.
CSHL Team Finds a Way to Make shRNA Gene Knockdown More Effective
A powerful algorithm that improves the effectiveness of an important research technology.
Genes that Cause Pancreatic Cancer Identified by New Tool
Screening system in mice spots cancerous changes invisible to sequencing.
A Yardstick to Measure the Malignancy of Prostate Cancer
Researchers have been searching for regulatory proteins that change the epigenetic characteristics of prostate cancer cells.
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