OBJECTIVE: Acute liver injury (ALI) is associated with the Kupffer cells (KCs) inflammation and hepatocytes apoptosis. Previous studies have shown that miR-640 is a valid regulator of the Low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP 1) which expressed much lower in an inflammatory condition. However, it is unclear whether MiR-640 inhibition protects against ALI by the up-regulation of LRP 1. To explore the regulated mechanism of miR-640 on acute liver injury.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed the expression of miR-640 in different times of acute injured liver tissues. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was employed in provoking the KCs inflammation to injure liver. We used miR-640 mimic or inhibitor to improve or resist the function of miR-640 to explore miR-640 function to ALI via the target of LRP1.
RESULTS: We showed that the expression of miR-640 markedly increased in LPS-induced acute injured liver tissues. LPS promoted the progress of ALI, and the inhibition of miR-640 could reverse the injured effects of LPS. Moreover, WNT signaling pathway and LRP1 were significantly enhanced by miR-640 inhibition.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggested that miR-640 promotes KCs inflammation via restraining LRP 1 and WNT signaling pathway. But inhibiting miR-640 prevents inflammation damage and ameliorates ALI. MiR-640 inhibition may become a novel target for the therapy of ALI in the future.Free PDF Download
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G.-X. Wang, J.-Y. Pan, Y.-J. Wang, T.-C. Huang, X.-F. Li
MiR-640 inhibition alleviates acute liver injury via regulating WNT signaling pathway and LRP1
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 24 - N. 17