OBJECTIVE: To explore the effect of long non-coding ribonucleic acid (lncRNA) H19 on the apoptosis of vascular endothelial cells in arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) via the nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB) pathway.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured, and lncRNA H19 was inhibited by Si-H9 and overexpressed by H19-OE. Then, the apoptosis rate was detected by flow cytometry, the target of lncRNA H19 was detected by dual luciferase reporter gene assay, and changes in the protein level were determined via Western blotting (WB).
RESULTS: LncRNA H19 exhibited high expression in serum of patients with ASO, and compared with that in congeneric normal mice, the expression of lncRNA H19 in ASO mice rose. Besides, the proliferation ability of cells transfected with H19-OE was markedly strengthened, and H19-OE treatment could down-regulate the expression level of the apoptin, active cysteinyl aspartate-specific proteinase-3 (Caspase-3). In addition, lncRNA H19 bound to micro ribonucleic acid (miR)-19a in a targeted way. After lncRNA H19 was overexpressed, the expression of the NF-κB pathway key factors, p38 and p65, were notably increased, and the nuclear translocation of p65 was significantly enhanced after transfection with miR-19a.
CONCLUSIONS: LncRNA H19 promotes the proliferation of vascular endothelial cells in ASO and inhibits the apoptosis of them via the NF-κB pathway.
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Z.-F. Li, X.-J. Shu, Y.-W. Chang, S.-Y. Liu, W.-H. Wang
Effect of lncRNA H19 on the apoptosis of vascular endothelial cells in arteriosclerosis obliterans via the NF-κB pathway
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 10