Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2020; 24 (17): 8988-8996

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202009_22841

MiR-640 inhibition alleviates acute liver injury via regulating WNT signaling pathway and LRP1

G.-X. Wang, J.-Y. Pan, Y.-J. Wang, T.-C. Huang, X.-F. Li

Department of General Surgery, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou, China. wanggaoxiong2013@163.com


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.

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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
Year: 2020
Vol. 24 - N. 17
Pages: 8988-8996
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202009_22841