PCR NEWS - July 2011 - focus on circulating microRNAs

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PCR NEWS - July 2011 - focus on circulating microRNAs

Dear researcher,
dear Gene Quantification page reader,

Our newsletter informs about the latest news in quantitative real-time
PCR (qPCR and qRT-PCR), which are compiled and summarised on the Gene
Quantification homepage. The focus of this newsletter issue is:

- Update  -   circulating nucleic acids - focus on microRNA  -
- Recorded qPCR 2011 Event => qPCR 2011 eConference  -
- US qPCR Symposium in Santa Clara, CA - 1st-4th November 2011  -
- MIQE qPCR APP for iPhone, iPad and iPod - iOS Universal  -


Circulating Nucleic Acids (CNA) - Introduction

Most of the DNA and RNA in the body is located within cells, but a
small amount of nucleic acids can also be found circulating freely in
the blood. These DNA, RNA and small RNA molecules are thought to come
from dying cells that release their contents into the blood as they
break down. The term "Circulating Nucleic Acids =CNA" refers to
segments of DNA or RNA found in the bloodstream.
CNAs offers a non-invasive approach to a wide range in diagnostics of
clinical disorders that will allow the basic information necessary not
only for use in predictive medicine but also for direct use in acute
medicine. Further free CNAs offer unique opportunities for early
diagnosis of clinical conditions, e.g. in early cancer detection.
Although DNA was first demonstrated in human blood from healthy
donors, pregnant women and clinical patients in 1948, the structure of
DNA was still to be determined as was the elucidation of its role as
the basis of the gene. Consequently, no interest was shown in the
presence of DNA in the circulatory system until high DNA levels were
demonstrated in the blood of patients with systemic lupus
erythematosus. Similar observations were also made in acute medicine,
diabetes, oncology and fetal medicine. The presence of DNA and RNA in
plasma of patients has been recognised since the 1970s - see here =>


new CNA microRNA papers:

Extracellular microRNA: A new source of biomarkers.
Etheridge A, Lee I, Hood L, Galas D, Wang K.
Mutat Res. 2011 Mar 23
Institute for Systems Biology, 1441 North 34th Street, Seattle, WA
98103, United States.

Circulating microRNAs: Association with disease and potential use as
Reid G, Kirschner MB, van Zandwijk N.
Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology (2010)
Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), Bernie Banton Centre,
University of Sydney, Gate 3, Hospital Road, Concord, Sydney, NSW
2139, Australia.

Analysis of circulating microRNA - preanalytical and analytical
McDonald JS, Milosevic D, Reddi HV, Grebe SK, Algeciras-Schimnich A.
Clin Chem. 2011 57(6): 833-840
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, MayoClinic,
Rochester, MN 55905, USA.

Circulating microRNAs: promising breast cancer biomarkers
Helen M Heneghan, Nicola Miller and Michael J Kerin
Breast Cancer Research 2011, 13:402

Intracellular and extracellular microRNAs in breast cancer.
Corcoran C, Friel AM, Duffy MJ, Crown J, O'Driscoll L.
Clin Chem. 2011 57(1): 18-32
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular
Therapeutics for Cancer Ireland (MTCI), Trinity College Dublin,
Dublin, Ireland.

Serum microRNAs as non-invasive biomarkers for cancer.
Brase JC, Wuttig D, Kuner R, Sültmann H.
Mol Cancer. 2010 9: 306.
Working Group Cancer Genome Research, German Cancer Research Center,
Heidelberg, Germany

Cell-free nucleic acids as biomarkers  in cancer patients
Heidi Schwarzenbach, Dave S. B. Hoon and Klaus Pantel
Nat Rev Cancer. 2011 11(6): 426-437
Institute of Tumour Biology, Center of Experimental Medicine,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg 20246, Germany.

Diagnostic applications of cell-free and circulating tumor cell-
associated miRNAs in cancer patients.
Mostert B, Sieuwerts AM, Martens JW, Sleijfer S.
Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2011 11(3): 259-275
Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Laboratory of Clinical Tumor
Immunology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Identification of muscle-specific microRNAs in serum of muscular
dystrophy animal models: promising novel blood-based markers for
muscular dystrophy.
Mizuno H, Nakamura A, Aoki Y, Ito N, Kishi S, Yamamoto K, Sekiguchi M,
Takeda S, Hashido K.
PLoS One. 2011 6(3): e18388
Administrative Section of Radiation Protection, National Institute of
Neuroscience, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Kodaira,
Tokyo, Japan.

Serum microRNA signatures identified in a genome-wide serum microRNA
expression profiling predict survival of non-small-cell lung cancer.
Hu Z, Chen X, Zhao Y, Tian T, Jin G, Shu Y, Chen Y, Xu L, Zen K, Zhang
C, Shen H.
J Clin Oncol. 2010 28(10): 1721-1726
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Cancer Center, Nanjing
Medical University, 140 Hanzhong Rd, Nanjing 210029, China.

more papers on our CNA sub-domain => http://CNA.gene-quantification.info


Did you miss the qPCR 2011 Symposium in Freising?

BioEPS is now presenting the qPCR 2011 eConference online via video
With our new eConference streaming server a world-wide know-how
transfer becomes possible in a fast and simple way!
qPCR 2011 Event now available NOW as eConfernce =>  http://eConference.qPCR2011.net

At the event around 500 attendee from 47 contries participated from
28th March - 1th April 2011. During the scientific symposium the
presented talks were recorded in excellent sound quality and high
movie resolution.

The qPCR 2011 eConference package contains 65 talks, grouped in
following topics:
Single-Cell qPCR,  Next Generation Sequencing,  High throughput qPCR,
MIQE guidelines,  RNAi-miRNA,  qPCR Data analysis,  Circulating
Nucleic Acids,  Pre-analytical Steps, New qPCR Applications in
Molecular Diagnostics, and more ... ...
qPCR 2011 Event now available NOW as eConfernce =>  http://eConference.qPCR2011.net

You can watch an in-depth demo presentation of our seminars and talks
right here
=>  http://eseminars.bioEPS.com/player/?action=demo


MIQE_qPCR APP for iPhone, iPad and iPod  -  iOS Universal

Get help from a special team of experts in qPCR while on the move.
MIQE - qPCR helps you in reviewing scientific works and checking your
own experiments, when qPCR is involved. Check your project's
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and follow qPCR events and news.


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