OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to investigate the effect of microRNA-126 (miR-126) on the migration and homing of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) within arterial thrombus of cerebral infarction patients.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: EPCs from rat bone marrow were isolated, and miR-126 overexpressed EPCs were constructed by lentiviral transfection. Then, the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model was established by the method of thread ligation. Successfully established model rats were randomly divided into miR-126 overexpression EPC group, miR-126 wild type EPC group, and normal saline group. One day after the infarction, the miR-126 overexpression EPCs, miR-126 wild type EPCs, and normal saline, were injected into the lateral ventricle of the corresponding groups. Also, the transplanted cells were tracked by cell dye SPDiIC18. The expression of tight junction proteins ZO-1 and Claudin-5 in brain tissue was detected by Western blotting.
RESULTS: Transplanted cells were detected in the cerebral infarction area 3 days after transplantation by cell dye SP-DiIC18. The number of homing EPCs in miR-126 overexpression group was significantly higher than that of miR-126 wild type EPC group (p < 0.05). Also, the protein expression of ZO-1 and Claudin-5 in the miR- 126 overexpression EPC group was significantly higher compared with that of the miR-126 wild type EPC group and the normal saline group.
CONCLUSIONS: miR-126 overexpression EPCs, which were transplanted in the lateral ventricle, can home to the cerebral infarction areas via increasing increaseFree PDF Download
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J.-Q. Wang, W.-P. Gu, Q.-Q. Deng, Q. Huang, A.-M. Wang, S.-X. Liu, H.-Y. Tang, Y. Liang, J.-H. Yan, S. Ouyang
Endothelial progenitor cell miR-126 promotes homing of endothelial progenitor cells within arterial thrombus in patients with cerebral infarction and its molecular mechanism
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 22 - N. 4