|Gene Expression from Pseudourine and 5-Methylcytidine Modified Messenger RNA|
Jiehua Zhou, Maggie L. Bobbin, Julie R. Escamilla-Powers, Anton P. McCaffrey and John J. Rossi
Study objective was to develop methodologies for gram scale synthesis of messenger RNA (mRNA) for gene therapy applications, as well as scalable purification methods that yield highly expressed, persistent and non-toxic mRNA.
|A Dynamic Glucose-Sensitive Insulin Delivery System: poly(NIPAm/MAA) Nanoparticle Membrane|
It can be stated that there exists a spatial and temporal differential paradox of dynamic glucose levels in the body. Conventional insulin injections are unable to resolve this paradox.
|Random Homozygous Gene Perturbation (RHGP) as a Tool for Target Discovery and Validation|
Wu-Bo Li and Michael Goldblatt
Random homozygous gene perturbation (RHGP) can identify and validate any host (cellular) gene target that directly causes a desired phenotype without requiring prior knowledge of the target. The central feature of RHGP is a unique lentiviral-based genetic element, known as a gene search vector (GSV) designed to interrogate the entire genome and identify target genes that cause the phenotype of interest.
|Simultaneous RT-qPCR Measurement of 1718 Long Non-Coding RNAs|
Pieter Mestdagh, Barbara D’haene, Jan Hellemans and Jo Vandesompele
Massively parallel RNA-sequencing revealed that the human genome is pervasively transcribed, resulting in the production of thousands of non-coding RNA transcripts.
|ChIP-qPCR and qbasePLUS Jointly Identify a MYCN Activated miRNA Cluster in Cancer|
Barbara D’haene, Pieter Mestdagh, Daniel Muth, Frank Westerman, Frank Speleman and Jo Vandesompele
This study applies ChIP-qPCR tp assess binding of transcription factor MYCN to miRNA cluster 17-92, to positive control target MDM2, and to a negative control target region.
|Modeling Drug Disposition of Timolol in Ocular Tissues of Rabbit following Topical Eye Drops|
S. Ray Chaudhuri, V. Lukacova, W.S. Woltosz
A serious disadvantage of ocular timolol therapy is the amount of drug getting into systemic circulation that adversely affects vital organ functions in elderly patients.
|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.
|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.
|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.