Beet Webworm
The beet webworm, Loxostege sticticalis (L.) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), is an important insect pest that infests crops such as sugar beet, maize, and potato in Asia, Europe, and North America. The ovary grade is a reliable factor that can be used to forecast L. sticticalis outbreaks. However, forecasting outbreaks by dissecting female ovaries is tedious and generally impractical. Better methods for outbreak forecasting need to be developed. Molecular information on ovary transcriptomes potentially provides criteria for ovary grade.
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Alzheimers-Jerry-Nelson
Our understanding of the highly specialized functions for small non-coding single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) in the transcriptome of the human central nervous system (CNS) continues to evolve. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a recently discovered class of ssRNA enriched in the brain and retina, are extremely stable and intrinsically resilient to degradation by exonuclease...
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apoptosis
Keloids are fibrous overgrowths induced by cutaneous injury. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently emerged as post-transcriptional gene repressors and participants in a diverse array of pathophysiological processes leading to skin disease. The purpose of a recent study by researchers from...
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fatcells
Conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) are known to induce apoptosis in adipocytes; however, the cellular mechanisms involved remained illdefined. Researchers from the Chongqing Academy of Animal Science recently explored the different apoptotic induction effects of two CLA isomers on adipocytes and then investigated the expression and function of microRNAs (miRNAs) related to the apoptosis...
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F-box proteins are critical components of the SKP1-CUL1-F-box (SCF) E3 ubiquitin ligases and involved in the ubiquitin-dependent proteolytic pathway. Dysregulation of F-box protein-mediated proteolysis often leads to human malignancies. F-box only protein 8 (FBX8), a novel component of F-box proteins, is down-regulated in several tumors and closely correlates with tumor progression...
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thymus_gland
Decline of transcription factor FoxN1, which predominantly regulates thymic epithelial cell (TEC) differentiation and homeostasis lifelong, is demonstrated to be casually related to age-related thymic involution. Whereas, a global role of microRNAs (miRNAs) has also been demonstrated to control and maintain TEC-constituting thymic microenvironment and to be changed in expression profile in the aged thymus...
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retinoic acid
Researchers from Dalian Medical University previously reported that excess retinoic acid (RA) resulted in hypoplastic and derangement of myofilaments in embryonic tongue by inhibiting myogenic proliferation and differentiation through CamKIID pathway. Their further studies revealed that the expression of a series of miRNAs was altered by RA administration in embryonic tongue as well as in C2C12 cells...
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miRNAs are small non-coding regulatory RNAs that play key roles in diverse biological processes. A recent study led by researchers from Northwest A&F University used miRNA sequencing service to profile miRNAs in breeder cock testes to illustrate their functions...
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oland_goose
Broodiness, a maternal behavior and instinct for natural breeding in poultry, inhibits egg production and affects the poultry industry. Phenotypic and physiological factors influencing broodiness in poultry have been extensively studied, but the molecular regulation mechanism of broodiness remains unclear. Effective research strategies focusing on broodiness are hindered by limited understanding of goose developmental biology...
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Blue Grama Grass (Bouteloua gracilis)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNA molecules that regulate signal transduction, development, metabolism, and stress responses in plants through post-transcriptional degradation and/or translational repression of target mRNAs. Several studies have addressed the role of miRNAs in model plant species, but miRNA expression and function in economically important forage crops, such as Bouteloua gracilis (Poaceae), a high-quality and drought-resistant grass distributed in semiarid regions of the United States and northern Mexico remain unknown...
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