ISOLATE II Plant miRNA Kit is specially designed for the rapid, phenol-free isolation of high quality and highly enriched small RNA (|200nt) without bias, from a wide range of plant cells and tissues.
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The substantial differences between the biogenesis of animal and plant miRNAs are also reflected in the differences in their requirements for target recognition. It has long been known that plant miRNAs often have targets with perfect [72] or, more frequently, near-perfect [10] complementarity, facilitating relatively simple identification. Canonical plant miRNA target sites are found in 5 UTRs, ORFs and 3 UTRs, as well as within non-protein-coding transcripts, suggesting that all RNA contexts are equally amenable to miRNA-directed regulation in plants. Many of these plant miRNA targets succumb to AGO-catalyzed cleavage when they encounter a cognate miRNA; the characteristic remnants of these cleavage reactions enable molecular confirmation of plant miRNA target predictions in vivo [72-74]. However, not all plant miRNA-target interactions lead to AGO-catalyzed slicing. Some plant miRNA targets have conserved central mismatches embedded within perfectly base-paired regions at the 5 and 3 ends ...
MicroRNAs constitute a particularly important class of small RNAs given their abundance, broad phylogenetic conservation and strong regulatory effects, with plant miRNAs uniquely divulging their ancie
Small RNAs have emerged as a means of genetic control that were completely unsuspected only 10 years ago," points out Gregory Hannon, Ph.D., of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, who led the research. "What we are now finding is that the diversity of small RNAs in many systems is even greater than previously suspected. The new study shows this in Arabidopsis (a model plant), where small RNAs have a major role in controlling the epigenetic organization of the entire genome.. "Conventional DNA sequencing methods gave us glimpses of the various classes of small RNAs that exist in plants and animals. However, only with 454 Sequencing have we been able to fully appreciate the extent of small RNA populations and the breadth of biological processes they might affect," adds Dr. Hannon.. The study, entitled, "Distinct Catalytic and Non-Catalytic Roles of ARGONAUTE4 in RNA-directed DNA Methylation," which describes a method for obtaining a comprehensive view of the total small RNAs from a single sample, was ...
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RNA silencing pathways control the expression of genes and other DNA loci by the action of small RNA molecules and are found in many eukaryotes. In plants there are a number of RNA silencing pathways, of which RNA-directed DNA methylation (RdDM) is one. In this pathway the small RNA molecules direct DNA methylation, resulting in the down regulation of expression of the target locus. In terms of the mechanism of the pathway it is mostly well characterised but several gaps exist in our knowledge. These relate to its initiation, where it is not known how RdDM targets the correct locus; methylation, where it is unclear how the action of small RNAs triggers methylation; and chromatin modification, where it is unclear how methylated DNA is converted into higher order chromatin modification. These gaps in the pathway raised the possibility of the involvement of novel proteins and so this project aimed to identify and characterise mutants in these proteins. Screening of a library of putative RdDM ...
Fu et al. demonstrate a requirement for the heterochromatin factors CMT and DDM1 in RNA-directed DNA methylation in maize. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small RNA molecules that regulate gene expression by inhibiting the protein translation or targeting the mRNA cleavage. They play many important roles in living organism cells; however, the knowledge on miRNAs functions has become more extensive upon their identification in biological
A web-based easy-to-use tool dedicated to the identification of smRNAs with stem-loop shaped precursors (such as microRNAs and short hairpin RNAs) and their target genes/transcripts. PsRobot performs fast analysis to identify smRNAs with stem-loop shaped precursors among batch input data and predicts their targets using a modified Smith-Waterman algorithm. PsRobot integrates the expression data of smRNAs in major plant smRNA biogenesis gene mutants and smRNA-associated protein complexes to give clues to the smRNA generation and functional processes.
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single stranded non-coding endogenous small RNAs of about 22 nucleotides, which are directly involved in regulating gene expression at post transcr..
8 Meyers, B.C., Axtell, M.J., Bartel, B., Bartel, D.P., Baulcombe, D., Bowman, J.L., Cao, X., Carrington, J.C., Chen, X., Green, P.J., Griffiths-Jones, S., Jacobsen, S.E., Mallory, A.C., Martienssen, R.A., Poethig, R.S., Qi, Y., Vaucheret, H., Voinnet, O., Watanabe, Y., Weigel, D., Zhu, J.K. (2008) Criteria for annotation of plant microRNAs. Plant Cell 20:3186-3190. PMID: 19074682 ...
8 Meyers, B.C., Axtell, M.J., Bartel, B., Bartel, D.P., Baulcombe, D., Bowman, J.L., Cao, X., Carrington, J.C., Chen, X., Green, P.J., Griffiths-Jones, S., Jacobsen, S.E., Mallory, A.C., Martienssen, R.A., Poethig, R.S., Qi, Y., Vaucheret, H., Voinnet, O., Watanabe, Y., Weigel, D., Zhu, J.K. (2008) Criteria for annotation of plant microRNAs. Plant Cell 20:3186-3190. PMID: 19074682 ...
With all four features, a more negative score is associated with a more favorable site. The context score is the sum of the above scores, and the context score percentile is the percentile rank of each site compared to all sites for this miRNA family. Thus a high context score percentile (between 50 and 100) shows that a specific site is more favorable than most other sites of this miRNA. In a gene with multiple sites for one miRNA family, a total context score is calculated as the sum of context scores for the most favorable (most negative) miRNA in this family (as shown on the miRNA family pages [example]). If the context score for any of these sites is positive (unfavorable), its contribution to the total context score is 0. The "representative miRNA" is the miRNA in this family with the most favorable total context score ...
With all four features, a more negative score is associated with a more favorable site. The context score is the sum of the above scores, and the context score percentile is the percentile rank of each site compared to all sites for this miRNA family. Thus a high context score percentile (between 50 and 100) shows that a specific site is more favorable than most other sites of this miRNA. In a gene with multiple sites for one miRNA family, a total context score is calculated as the sum of context scores for the most favorable (most negative) miRNA in this family (as shown on the miRNA family pages [example]). If the context score for any of these sites is positive (unfavorable), its contribution to the total context score is 0. The "representative miRNA" is the miRNA in this family with the most favorable total context score ...
Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 26:617-625...Jang-Kyun Seo,1 Jianguo Wu,2 Yifan Lii,1 Yi Li,2 and Hailing Jin1...© 2013 The American Phytopathological Society...Small RNAs regulate a multitude of cellular processes, including development, stress responses, metabolism, and maintenance of genome integrity, in a sequence-specific manner. Accumulating evidence reveals that host endogenous small RNAs and small RNA pathway components play important roles in plan...
p,In plants, tasiRNAs form a class of endogenous secondary siRNAs produced through the action of RNA-DEPENDENT-RNA-POLYMERASE-6 (RDR6) upon microRNA-mediated cleavage of non-coding TAS RNAs. In Arabidopsis thaliana, TAS1, TAS2 and TAS4 tasiRNA production proceeds via a single cleavage event mediated by 22nt-long or/and asymmetric miRNAs in an ARGONAUTE-1 (AGO1)-dependent manner. By contrast, tasiRNA production from TAS3 seems to follow the so-called two-hit process, where dual targeting of TAS3, specifically mediated by the 21nt-long, symmetric miR390, initiates AGO7-dependent tasiRNA production. Interestingly, features for TAS3 tasiRNA production differ in other plant species and we show here that such features also enable TAS3 tasiRNA biogenesis in Arabidopsis, and that a single miR390 targeting event is, in fact, sufficient for this process, suggesting that the one-hit model underpins all the necessary rudiments of secondary siRNA biogenesis from plant TAS transcripts. Further results ...
植物 miRNA 與 mRNA 完全或接近完全的配對結合後, 會引起目標基因在配對的第十位核酸上發生剪切,進行基因表達的調控。 伴隨第二代定序的進步,利用 PARE* (Parallel Analysis of RNA Ends) 方法, 以降解組定序(Degradome Sequencing)測出剪切位點, 被剪切的 3 片段以 RNA 連接酶連接上 5 adaptor 後, 經反轉錄形成雙股 cDNA, 再以 EcoP 15I** 酵素切位接上 3 adaptor 後往下進行定序分析。 目前此方法已成功應用於阿拉伯芥,水稻等植物的降解組定序上 ...
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One type of dsRNA is microRNA (miRNA). MicroRNA are basically small pieces of RNA that interact with your genes, essentially stopping certain genes from being expressed. MiRNA exists in human body fluid naturally; however, microRNA also exists in plants, and research has shown that eating the wrong plants may transfer this plant miRNA to humans - with potentially devastating implications.. The study, published in 2011, determined that microRNA from cooked plant foods like rice, wheat and potatoes can in fact collect in your blood and tissue, leading to a number of potential health problems.5 The study further revealed that microRNA remains completely stable after not only cooking, but through the digestion process as well. Most importantly, the researchers found a significant quantity of microRNA in the human body, concluding that:. ...
The characteristics of microbial small RNA transcription are largely unknown, while it is of primary importance for a better identification of molecules with functional activities in the gut niche under both healthy and disease conditions. By performing combined analyses of metagenomic and small RNA sequencing (sRNA-Seq) data, we characterized both the human and microbial small RNA contents of stool samples from healthy individuals and... ...
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Relative number of gains and losses of entire miRNA families during metazoan evolution. The relative gain is the number of gained miRNA families compared to the
رشد و متابولیسم گیاه تحت تأثیر انواع محرک‌های زنده و غیرزنده‌ از جمله تنش‌های محیطی قرار می‌گیرد که گیاه از طریق هورمون‌ها به آن‌ها پاسخ می‌دهد. miRNAها، گروهی از RNAهای کوچک غیر کدکننده هستند که برخی از آن‌ها در سیگنالینگ هورمون‌های گیاهی نقش دارند. در این مطالعه با استفاده از تکنیک qRT-PCR، الگوی بیان miR159a,b، miR160، miR167a,b و miR171a، که به‌ترتیب در تنظیم بیان فاکتورهای رونویسی MYB، ARF، ARF، SCL نقش دارند، در دو رقم حساس و متحمل به تنش خشکی در گندم مورد بررسی قرار گرفتند. بررسی میزان شباهت نوکلئوتیدی نشان داد که بیشترین شباهت در هر یک از این خانواده‌ها در ناحیه تولید
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) and their regulatory functions have been extensively characterized in model species but whether apple has evolved similar or unique regulatory features remains unknown. We performed deep small RNA-seq and identified 23 conserved, 10 less-conserved and 42 apple-specific miRNAs or families with distinct expression patterns. The identified miRNAs target 118 genes representing a wide range of enzymatic and regulatory activities. Apple also conserves two TAS gene families with similar but unique trans-acting small interfering RNA (tasiRNA) biogenesis profiles and target specificities. Importantly, we found that miR159, miR828 and miR858 can collectively target up to 81 MYB genes potentially involved in diverse aspects of plant growth and development. These miRNA target sites are differentially conserved among MYBs, which is largely influenced by the location and conservation of the encoded amino acid residues in MYB factors. Finally, we found that 10 of the 19 miR828-targeted MYBs undergo
Oxidative stress in plants can be triggered by many environmental stress factors, such as drought and salinity. Brachypodium distachyon is a model organism for the study of biofuel plants and crops, such as wheat. Although recent studies have found many oxidative stress response-related proteins, the mechanism of microRNA (miRNA)-mediated oxidative stress response is still unclear. Using next generation high-throughput sequencing technology, the small RNAs were sequenced from the model plant B. distachyon 21 (Bd21) under H2O2 stress and normal growth conditions. In total, 144 known B. distachyon miRNAs and 221 potential new miRNAs were identified. Further analysis of potential new miRNAs suggested that 36 could be clustered into known miRNA families, while the remaining 185 were identified as B. distachyon-specific new miRNAs. Differential analysis of miRNAs from the normal and H2O2 stress libraries identified 31 known and 30 new H2O2 stress responsive miRNAs. The expression patterns of seven
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There is a desperate need for new means to diagnose and treat most human diseases. Extracellular small RNAs provide great promise. In particular, recent findings provide strong evidence for their utility as biomarkers. Furthermore, very recent work shows functional roles for at least a subset of the extracellular small RNAs, which provides an opportunity for their manipulation in the treatment of disease. However, as the field is so recent with only anecdotal evidence in limited systems, there remains a fundamental gap in our knowledge of how wide spread the phenomenon of functional extracellular small RNAs really is and how can its potential be fully realized. This U19 Centers long-term goal is to uncover paradigms of extracellular small RNA function in health and disease and apply those paradigms to clinically relevant settings including biomarker discovery and therapeutic intervention. Members of the Center already have a significant track record in these areas. The objective here is to ...
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1. MatzkeM, KannoT, DaxingerL, HuettelB, MatzkeAJ (2009) RNA-mediated chromatin-based silencing in plants. Curr Opin Cell Biol 21: 367-376.. 2. LawJA, JacobsenSE (2010) Establishing, maintaining and modifying DNA methylation patterns in plants and animals. Nat Rev Genet 11: 204-220.. 3. CastelSE, MartienssenRA (2013) RNA interference in the nucleus: roles for small RNAs in transcription, epigenetics and beyond. Nat Rev Genet 14: 100-112.. 4. MirouzeM, ReindersJ, BucherE, NishimuraT, SchneebergerK, et al. (2009) Selective epigenetic control of retrotransposition in Arabidopsis. Nature 461: 427-430.. 5. TsukaharaS, KobayashiA, KawabeA, MathieuO, MiuraA, et al. (2009) Bursts of retrotransposition reproduced in Arabidopsis. Nature 461: 423-426.. 6. SlotkinRK, VaughnM, BorgesF, TanurdzicM, BeckerJD, et al. (2009) Epigenetic reprogramming and small RNA silencing of transposable elements in pollen. Cell 136: 461-472.. 7. MosherRA, MelnykCW, KellyKA, DunnRM, StudholmeDJ, et al. (2009) Uniparental ...
These investigators were studying specific miRNA in plants. They found that such plant derived small RNAs were present in human serum, presumably from ingested plant material.. They also investigated the presence of these plant-derived miRNAs in mice fed with either rice or mouse chow. The rice-fed mice had a higher levels of plant-derived miRNAs compared to the mice fed with chow. And when the researchers added plant miRNAs to the chow, this resulted in higher plant miRNAs in the mouse serum.. Cooking the rice had no effect. That is, the plant-derived miRNAs apparently survived not only the digestive process, but also cooking temperatures.. Apparently what happens is that the plant-derived miRNAs are absorbed by the cells in the intestines. These intestinal cells then package the miRNAs and secrete them into the bloodstream.. What are the implications?. Well, of course, the main implication is that the cooked or uncooked plant material you eat may actually affect the regulation of some of your ...
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Genome-wide profiling and functional analyses reveal a network of heterochromatin and small RNA factors that silences repetitive elements and prevents genotoxic stress to ensure fertility.
Quantification of miRNA expression can be performed using a variety of technologies, including NGS and real-time PCR (qPCR). While NGS is the default tool for novel miRNA discovery, commercially available library preparation kits introduce biases and involve tedious procedures. As a result, qPCR has been the most commonly used technology for quantification of miRNA expression - until now. The QIAseq miRNA Library Kit defines a new generation in small RNA sequencing products and includes several distinct features not found in other sequencing kits. With the QIAseq miRNA Library Kit, the power of NGS has been combined with single molecule quantification from Unique Molecular Indices (UMI) to generate the most representative expression data possible. In recent years, NGS has emerged as a highly advanced research tool for both high-throughput miRNA expression analysis and novel miRNA discovery. The QIAseq miRNA Library Kit procedure does not require gel purification, excision and elution, which ...
Except for TAS1 and TAS2 loci, the rapidly evolving PPR-P clade yields the most easily recognizable set of RDR6/DCL4-dependent siRNAs in Arabidopsis. Most of the PPR-P clade transcripts are targeted by multiple miRNAs and/or tasiRNAs, which efficiently drive the cleavage fragments through the RDR6/DCL4 pathway. This very likely reinforces silencing that might be directed via targeting by miR161, miR400, and TAS1/TAS2 tasiRNAs. Given the abundance of the resulting clade-derived siRNAs, it is puzzling why siRNA biogenesis does not spread outside of the clade. Despite 33 nonclade PPR-P transcripts possessing multiple, plausible target sites for sequenced, clade-derived siRNAs, the RDR6/DCL4 system was not directed to this group of transcripts. It is possible that the target prediction algorithm, which we have used successfully with miRNAs and tasiRNAs (Allen et al., 2005; Fahlgren et al., 2007), did not accurately identify prospective targets for this analysis. It is also possible that ...
The ASRP website organizes information about Arabidopsis thaliana small RNAs. This site is funded by NSF grant MCB-1231726. All small RNAs have either been isolated by the ASRP or published by other labs ...
Objective: In this study, tumor-stage predictive abilities of miR21, miR155, miR29a and miR92a were evaluated in rectal cancer (RC). Methods: Expression of miR21, miR155, miR29a and miR92a was detected and quantitated in tumor tissue and in adjacent normal tissue from 40 patients by TaqMan MicroRNA assay. Results: Significant overexpression of miR21, miR155, miR29a and miR92a was observed in RC tissues. While high expression of miR21, miR155 and miR29a in N1-2 and C-D stages presented a potential correlation with N and Duke stages, partial correlation analysis suggested that only miR155 rather than miR21 and miR29a played a greater influencing role. Receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve analysis showed that miR155 could discriminate N0 from N1-2 with 85.0% sensitivity and 85.0% specificity, N2 from N0-1 with 90.0% sensitivity and 96.7% specificity, and C-D stage from A-B stage with 81.0% sensitivity and 84.2% specificity. Conclusions: Increase in expression of miR155 might represent a novel
The long-term research interest of my laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying small RNA metabolism and function. Small RNAs, including microRNAs (miRNAs) and small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), are 20 to 24 nucleotide (nt) RNAs that function as sequence-specific regulators of gene expression at both transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels in eukaryotes.. These small RNAs are involved in numerous cellular processes including development, differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, and stress responses. We currently employ a combination of genetic, biochemical, cell biological, and genomic approaches to identify and characterize components involved in small RNA metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana.. ...
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of negative regulators that take part in many processes such as growth and development, stress responses, and metabolism in plants. Recently, miRNAs were shown to function in plant nutrient metabolism. Moreover, several miRNAs were identified in the response to nitrogen (N) deficiency. To investigate the functions of other miRNAs in N deficiency, deep sequencing technology was used to detect the expression of small RNAs under N-sufficient and -deficient conditions. The results showed that members from the same miRNA families displayed differential expression in response to N deficiency. Upon N starvation, the expression of miR169, miR171, miR395, miR397, miR398, miR399, miR408, miR827, and miR857 was repressed, whereas those of miR160, miR780, miR826, miR842, and miR846 were induced. miR826, a newly identified N-starvation-induced miRNA, was found to target the AOP2 gene. Among these N-starvation-responsive miRNAs, several were involved in cross-talk among responses to
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QaziTM Total RNA Isolation Kit is a rapid, phenol-free, filter based RNA isolation system. It can be used to isolate total RNA from animal and plant tissue, cultured cells, bacteria, yeast, and viral particles with some modification of the Lysis/Binding Buffer. Plant RNA Isolation Aid is included with QaziTMTotal RNA Isolation Kit (Plant tissues) to... Read More ...
A method of detection and quantification of miRNA free of specific cells of cells, tissue and / or organs in the body fluid for the evaluation of cell death in vivo in different tissues and organs, where in vivo cell death is associated with a disorder of a specific tissue and / or organ comprising: the analysis of a sample of body fluid selected from blood, serum and urine obtained from a subject to determine one or more specific miRNA sequences, wherein said analysis comprises the step of detecting said miRNA with a primer and / or probe that is substantially complementary to a portion of said specific miRNA sequences.
MicroRNAs are ~22nt small RNAs that regulate gene expression post transcriptionally. They have the potential to regulate a large fraction of the human genes, an...
The general rules underlying the development of hybrid incompatibility remain unclear despite several incompatibility genes having been identified and characterized during the past decade [10]. Nonetheless, it appears that incompatibilities between nuclear and organellar genomes is a widespread phenomenon across multiple eukaryotic kingdoms [12]. Previously, two genes encoding mitochondrial RNA‐binding proteins have been identified to cause mitochondrial-nuclear incompatibility among closely related yeast species [29], [36]. In the current study, we further demonstrate that about two‐thirds of budding yeast PPR proteins have evolved incompatibility among the Saccharomyces sensu stricto yeasts. Together with the observation that PPR proteins exhibit a higher evolutionary rate not found in other RNA‐binding proteins, it suggests that PPR proteins may play a specific role in the development of hybrid incompatibility.. Pentatricopeptide repeat proteins were first discovered in plants and had ...
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The term "small non-coding RNA" broadly refers to diverse RNA species ~15-150 nucleotides (nt) in size that fulfill biological functions without being translated into proteins. While the involvement of small RNAs in cellular housekeeping processes such as transcript splicing and protein translation has been known since the 1960s, research over the past twenty years has revealed that small RNAs play vital roles in the regulation of gene expression, via both transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms (Choudhuri, 2010). Of the small RNAs involved in gene regulation, the most well-studied are microRNAs (miRNAs; ~22 nt in size), which facilitate post-transcriptional gene silencing by binding specific target mRNAs via base-pair complementarity, and either blocking translation or triggering transcript degradation (Ha and Kim, 2014). Another group of small RNAs that have been well characterized are Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs), which silence transposons using a miRNA-like mechanism, in ...