OBJECTIVE: To investigate the specific role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) SETD5-AS1 in regulating stroke development, and its underlying mechanism.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model and OGD/R (oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation) model were constructed for exploring the mechanism of ischemia-reperfusion injury induced by ischemic stroke. SETD5-AS1 expression in brain tissues of ischemic stroke mice and control mice was detected by quantitative Real-time-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Proliferation and apoptosis of N2a cells were detected after transfection of overexpression plasmid or siRNA SETD5-AS1. The downstream gene of SETP5-AS1 was predicted by Starbase and PTEN was screened out. Both mRNA and protein expressions of PTEN in MCAO model and OGD/R model were detected. Furthermore, the binding condition of SETD5-AS1 and PTEN was verified by dual-luciferase reporter gene assay, RNA pull-down assay and RNA binding protein immunoprecipitation (RIP). The regulatory effect of SETD5-AS1 on PI3K/AKT pathway was detected by Western blot.
RESULTS: SETD5-AS1 was highly expressed in the ischemia-reperfusion injury model. Overexpression of SETD5-AS1 in N2a cells resulted in increased apoptosis and decreased proliferation. PTEN expression was upregulated in MCAO model and OGD/R model. Dual-luciferase reporter gene assay indicated that SETD5-AS1 can promote PTEN transcription. The binding condition of SETD5-AS1 and PTEN was further verified by RNA pull-down assay and RIP. Overexpression of SETD5-AS1 in N2a cells inhibited PI3K/AKT pathway.
CONCLUSIONS: SETD5-AS1 is highly expressed in the ischemia-reperfusion injury model. SETD5-AS1 participates in the development of ischemic stroke by activating PTEN and inhibiting PI3K/AKT pathway.Free PDF Download
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S.-Y. Miao, S.-M. Miao, R.-T. Cui, A.-L. Yu, Z.-J. Miao
SETD5-AS1 stimulates neuron death in stroke via promoting PTEN expression
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 22 - N. 18