The insertion/deletion polymorphism (rs3783553 TTCA/-) in the 3' untranslated region of interleukin-1A (IL1A) has been studied intensively and has been shown to affect tumor risk. We studied the frequency of the IL1A gene polymorphism rs3783553 and evaluated its relationship with breast cancer (BC). A hospital-based case-control study comprising 228 patients with histologically confirmed BC and 241 healthy subjects was conducted. Polymerase chain reaction was used to detect the IL1A rs3783553 polymorphism.
The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is one of the world’s most endangered mammals, and it has evolved several unusual biological and behavioral traits. During puberty, pregnancy, lactation, and involution, the mammary gland undergoes profound morphological and functional changes. A large number of microRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified to be involved in mammary gland development and lactation. In this study, we identified 202 conserved mature miRNAs, corresponding to 147 pre-miRNAs, in giant panda peripheral blood using a small RNA-sequencing approach.
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding endogenous negative regulators that regulate gene expression at both the transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels. However, little is known about the expression characteristics of miRNAs during pollen development in Brassica oleracea. In this study, five known and three novel miRNAs were identified and their expression patterns were compared in the flower buds of B. oleracea using stem-loop reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and quantitative real-time PCR.
There is limited information about microRNAs (miRNAs) in H9N2 subtype influenza virus-infected chicken cells or tissues. In this study, 10,487,469 and 13,119,795 reads were obtained from infected and non-infected chicken embryo fibroblasts, respectively. Seven hundred and thirty-six and 1004 miRNAs, including mature miRNAs and precursors, were obtained from the infected and non-infected fibroblasts, respectively.