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Increased susceptibility of human endothelial cells to infections by SARS-CoV-2 variants

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spawned a global health crisis in late 2019 and is caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to elevated markers of endothelial dysfunction associated with higher risk of mortality. …

ADAR-deficiency perturbs the global splicing landscape in mouse tissues

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Deep Characterization of Circular RNAs from Human Cardiovascular Cell Models and Cardiac Tissue

For decades, cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been the leading cause of death throughout most developed countries. Several studies relate RNA splicing, and more recently also circular RNAs (circRNAs), to CVD. CircRNAs originate from linear …

Proteomic analysis of the cardiac myocyte secretome reveals extracellular protective functions for the ER stress response

The effects of ER stress on protein secretion by cardiac myocytes are not well understood. In this study, the ER stressor thapsigargin (TG), which depletes ER calcium, induced death of cultured neonatal rat ventricular myocytes (NRVMs) in high media …

circtools—a one-stop software solution for circular RNA research

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) originate through back-splicing events from linear primary transcripts, are resistant to exonucleases, are not polyadenylated, and have been shown to be highly specific for cell type and developmental stage. CircRNA detection …

Monitoring Cell Type-Specific Gene Expression Using Ribosome Profiling In Vivo During Cardiac Hemodynamic Stress

Profiling and Validation of the Circular RNA Repertoire in Adult Murine Hearts

For several decades, cardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death throughout all countries. There is a strong genetic component to many disease subtypes (e.g., cardiomyopathy) and we are just beginning to understand the relevant genetic …