Posts Tagged ‘exrna’

Glypican-1 identifies cancer exosomes and detects early pancreatic cancer : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

August 16, 2015

[Protein] Glypican-1 [uniquely] identifies [circulating] cancer #exosomes & detects…cancer Maybe also for @exRNA

Exosomes are lipid-bilayer-enclosed extracellular vesicles that contain proteins and nucleic acids. They are secreted by all cells and circulate in the blood. Specific detection and isolation of
…we identify a cell surface
proteoglycan, glypican-1 (GPC1), specifically enriched on
cancer-cell-derived exosomes. GPC1+ circulating exosomes (crExos) were monitored …”}}

Invest in Exosomes Before Wall Street Does

June 26, 2015

Invest in Exosomes Before Wall Street They’re “akin to the Twitter of cells because of” their intercellular messages

James McCullough, chief executive at privately held Exosome
Diagnostics, appropriately has dubbed exosomes as “the body’s Federal Express system.” Perhaps more succinctly, Dr. Douglas Taylor of Exosome Sciences, a subsidiary of Aethlon Medical (OTCBB:AEMD), has said that exosomes are akin to the “Twitter of cells” because of the messages they deliver from cell to cell.

CrowdFlower | People-powered Data Enrichment Platform

November 11, 2014

Crowd-sourcing w AMZN mechanical turk

also odesk

My notes from a meeting whirlwind in early Nov. – CSHL Biological Data Science, PCAWG & exRNA (i0biods14,i0pcawg14)

November 11, 2014

i0biods14 => #biodata14
i0pcawg14 => i0pcawg14+exrna–PAWG-2-5-9-14_prep_for_Boston_mtg–20141108-i0biods14/

The go-between: Life’s unexpected messenger – life – 15 September 2014 – New Scientist

October 3, 2014

The go-between: Life’s unexpected
messenger Overview connecting many flavors of #RNA – ie RNAi, siRNA, miRNA & @exRNA

Some bits unclear though – in relation to boundaries betw. siRNA & exRNA


The RNA in cells is far more mobile than we thought (Image: Renaud Vigourt)

Far from staying put, RNA – the less famous cousin of DNA – can roam far afield, carrying information to other cells in the body and even to other animals

UNDER the soil of the cornfield, the rootworm larvae emerge from their eggs and crawl in search of roots to munch on. But their mother chose the wrong field to lay her eggs in. There’s something special about the maize here – it’s armed with a smart weapon designed to target the rootworms.

As the larvae feed, this weapon is released from the plant and enters their gut cells. There it halts production of a vital protein by blocking one specific gene. In the hours that follow, this “gene silencing” weapon spreads to other cells in the larvae’s bodies. At first there is no …


Mirsynergy: detecting synergistic miRNA regul… Bioinformatics. 2014 – PubMed – NCBI

July 19, 2014

Mirsynergy: detecting synergistic #miRNA regulatory modules by… neighborhood expansion creates overlapping clusters

Viruses Reconsidered | The Scientist Magazine(R)

May 26, 2014

#Viruses Reconsidered: Some huge, megabase-scale #genomes but no ribosomes. Usually filtered out in metagenomics

Phylogenetic…Studies of Informational Genes… Highlight Existence of a 4th Domain of Life Including Giant #Viruses

M. Boyer et al., “Phylogenetic and phyletic studies of informational genes in genomes highlight existence of a 4th domain of life including giant viruses,” PLOS ONE, 5:e15530, 2010.

Clustering polymerase reveals TRUC – new Domains to life

Use of ontologies in RNAseq data analysis

December 16, 2013

came across this paper:, which uses GO for RNA-seq data analysis
looks interesting – GoSeq !

Interesting review on exRNA

October 2, 2013

mostly focussed on microRNAs, but it goes into the role of exRNAs on cancer:

Exosomes mediate the cell-to-cell transmission of IFN-α-induced antiviral activity

September 28, 2013