Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2018; 22 (17): 5416-5423

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201809_15800

Over-expressed miR-27a-3p inhibits inflammatory response to spinal cord injury by decreasing TLR4

P. Zhang, L.-Q. Li, D. Zhang, Y. Shen

Department of Spine Surgery, The Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China. sduy63@163.com


OBJECTIVE: We investigate whether microRNA-27a-3p (miR-27a-3p) can inhibit the inflammatory response of spinal cord injury by negatively regulating toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4).

PATIENTS AND METHODS: The quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assay was used to detect the expression of miR-27a-3p and TLR4 in serum samples from patients with spinal cord injury and in hydrogen peroxide-treated C8-B4 and C8-D1A cells. Dual luciferase reporter assays were used to detect targeted binding of TLR4 to miR-27a-3p. The protein expression of miR-27a-3p and TLR4 and the two inflammatory factors, tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 6 (IL-6), were all detected by Western blot.

RESULTS: TLR4 expression was elevated and miR-27a-3p was decreased in serum samples from patients with spinal cord injury and in hydrogen peroxide-treated C8-D1A and C8-B4 cells. Dual luciferase reporter assays results demonstrated that miR-27a-3p can bind to TLR4. Up-regulation of miR-27a-3p can decrease the expression of TNF-α and IL-6 and can also reduce TLR4 expression. After overexpression of TLR4, the expression of TNF-α and IL-6 were increased.

CONCLUSIONS: miR-27a-3p can inhibit the inflammatory response of spinal cord injury by negatively regulating TLR4.

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P. Zhang, L.-Q. Li, D. Zhang, Y. Shen
Over-expressed miR-27a-3p inhibits inflammatory response to spinal cord injury by decreasing TLR4

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2018
Vol. 22 - N. 17
Pages: 5416-5423
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_201809_15800