OBJECTIVE: To detect the change in miRNA-210 expression of cardiomyocytes under hypoxia/reoxygenation status. Also, the effect of miR-210 on the apoptosis of cardiomyocytes induced by oxygen-glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) and its mechanism through establishing the OGD/R injury model of primary cardiomyocytes in this experiment were investigated.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cell model of OGD/R injury was established. The cell apoptosis in each group was detected by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) assay and detection of Caspase-3 activity. The change in miR-210 expression in each group was detected by Real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The high-expression and low-expression miR-210 models were established through the transient transfection of miR-210 mimic and inhibitor to detect the relevant indexes of cell apoptosis. At the same time, changes in mRNA and protein expressions of E2F3 were detected by RT-PCR and Western blotting, respectively. The E2F3 overexpression vector was constructed, and the overexpression vector plasmid and miR-210 mimic were jointly transfected into the cells to detect the relevant indexes of cell apoptosis.
RESULTS: After OGD/R treatment, the activity of Caspase-3 was increased, the survival of cardiomyocytes was significantly inhibited and the expression level of miR-210 was up-regulated in OGD/R injury. Transfection of miR-210 mimic for miR-210 overexpression could alleviate the OGD/R-induced cardiomyocyte injury, while the decrease of miR-210 expression could aggravate the apoptosis of cardiomyocytes. In addition, the high expression of miR-210 could inhibit the protein expression of E2F3, and co-transfection of E2F3 plasmid and miR-210 mimic could reverse the inhibiting effect of miR-210 on the apoptosis of cardiomyocytes.
CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed that miR-210 can inhibit the OGD/R-induced apoptosis of cardiomyocytes, and miR-210, as an upstream factor, plays a protective role in cardiomyocytes through directly inhibiting the protein expression of its target gene E2F3.Free PDF Download
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W.-S. Bian, P.-X. Shi, X.-F. Mi, Y.-Y. Sun, D.-D. Yang, B.-F. Gao, S.-X. Wu, G.-C. Fan
MiR-210 protects cardiomyocytes from OGD/R injury by inhibiting E2F3
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 22 - N. 3