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MiRNA stroke

Tamara Roitbak
Stroke-induced endothelial cell injury leads to destruction of cerebral microvasculature and significant damage to the brain tissue. A subacute phase of cerebral ischemia is associated with regeneration involving the activation of vascular remodeling, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and neuroinflammation processes. Effective restoration and improvement of blood supply to the damaged brain tissue offers a potential therapy for stroke. microRNAs (miRNAs) are recently identified small RNA molecules that regulate gene expression and significantly influence the essential cellular processes associated with brain repair following stroke...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
Sreekala S Nampoothiri, S M Fayaz, G K Rajanikant
The complex and interlinked cascade of events regulated by microRNAs (miRNAs), transcription factors (TF), and target genes highlight the multifactorial nature of ischemic stroke pathology. The complexity of ischemic stroke requires a wider assessment than the existing experimental research that deals with only a few regulatory components. Here, we assessed a massive set of genes, miRNAs, and transcription factors to build a miRNA-gene-transcription factor regulatory network to elucidate the underlying post-transcriptional mechanisms in ischemic stroke...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
Yu Shuang Tian, Di Zhong, Qing Qing Liu, Xiu Li Zhao, Hong Xue Sun, Jing Jin, Hai Ning Wang, Guo Zhong Li
OBJECTIVE Ischemic stroke remains a significant cause of death and disability in industrialized nations. Janus tyrosine kinase (JAK) and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) of the JAK2/STAT3 pathway play important roles in the downstream signal pathway regulation of ischemic stroke-related inflammatory neuronal damage. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as major regulators in cerebral ischemic injury; therefore, the authors aimed to investigate the underlying molecular mechanism between miRNAs and ischemic stroke, which may provide potential therapeutic targets for ischemic stroke...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Juan Liu, Kun-Shan Zhang, Bin Hu, Si-Guang Li, Qing Li, Yu-Ping Luo, Yang Wang, Zhi-Feng Deng
Although extensive studies have identified large number of microRNAs (miRNAs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in ischemic stroke, the RNA regulation network response to focal ischemia remains poorly understood. In this study, we simultaneously interrogate the expression profiles of lncRNAs, miRNAs, and mRNAs changes during focal ischemia induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. A set of 1924 novel lncRNAs were identified and may involve brain injury and DNA repair as revealed by coexpression network analysis...
2018: BioMed Research International
Natalia Chmielewska, Janusz Szyndler, Karolina Makowska, Dawid Wojtyna, Piotr Maciejak, Adam Płaźnik
The role of blood brain barrier (BBB) is to preserve a precisely regulated environment for proper neuronal signaling. In many of the central nervous system (CNS) pathologies, the function of BBB is altered. Thus, there is a necessity to evaluate a fast, noninvasive and reliable method for monitoring of BBB condition. It seems that revealing the peripheral diagnostic biomarker whose release pattern (concentration, dynamics) will be correlated with clinical symptoms of neurological disorders offers significant hope...
February 13, 2018: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Dong-Bin Li, Jing-Li Liu, Wei Wang, Xiu-Mei Luo, Xia Zhou, Jin-Pin Li, Xiao-Li Cao, Xiao-Hong Long, Jia-Gui Chen, Chao Qin
Background: Differentiation of transient ischaemic attack (TIA) from ischaemic stroke within the thrombolysis time window is difficult. Although TIA may be diagnosed within this window, the latest imaging technologies are complex and costly. Serum markers, which are non-invasive, rapid and economic, are used for diagnosis and prognosis of various diseases. Exosome-derived miRNA markers for TIA are unknown. Methods: We examined focal brain ischaemia produced by occlusion of the middle cerebral artery (MCAo) for 5 min, 10 min, and 2 h in rats...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Pascale Salameh, Rita Farah, Souheil Hallit, Rouba Karen Zeidan, Mirna N Chahine, Roland Asmar, Hassan Hosseini
Stroke is a disease related to high mortality and morbidity, particularly in developing countries. Some studies have linked self-reported indoor and outdoor pollution to stroke and mini-stroke, while some others showed no association. Our objective was to assess this association in Lebanon, a Middle Eastern developing country. A national cross-sectional study was conducted all over Lebanon. In addition to self-reported items of pollution exposure, we assessed potential predictors of stroke and mini-stroke, including sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported health information, and biological measurements...
February 20, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Xinye Liu, Lingxu Wang, Hao Chi, Jin Wang, Qian Zheng, Jingye Li, Yong Li, Dongwei Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The association between the genetic polymorphisms located in either the exon or untranslated region of MTHFR and the risk of human atherosclerosis has been well-documented. This study analyzed MTHFR polymorphisms at the 3'-untranslated region for association with risk and outcome of atherosclerosis in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: The hospital based case-control study was conducted with 500 patients and 600 healthy volunteers as control enrolled...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Shi-Lung Lin
Pluripotent stem cells are a resourceful treasure box for regenerative medicine. They contain a large variety of novel materials useful for designing and developing new medicines and therapies directed against many aging-associated degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and cancers. Currently, identification of these novel stem cell-specific materials is one of major breakthroughs in the field of stem cell research. Particularly, since the discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) in year 2006, the methods of iPSC derivation further provide an unlimited resource for screening, isolating, and even producing theses novel stem cell-specific materials in vitro...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Lu Zhao, Song Wu, Erya Huang, Dimitri Gnatenko, Wadie F Bahou, Wei Zhu
Essential thrombocytosis (ET) is a chronic myeloproliferative disorder with an unregulated surplus of platelets. Complications of ET include stroke, heart attack, and formation of blood clots. Although platelet-enhancing mutations have been identified in ET cohorts, genetic networks causally implicated in thrombotic risk remain unestablished. In this study, we aim to identify novel ET-related miRNA-mRNA regulatory networks through comparisons of transcriptomes between healthy controls and ET patients. Four network discovery algorithms have been employed, including (a) Pearson correlation network, (b) sparse supervised canonical correlation analysis (sSCCA), (c) sparse partial correlation network analysis (SPACE), and, (d) (sparse) Bayesian network analysis-all through a combined data-driven and knowledge-based analysis...
2018: PloS One
Zhenzhen Chen, Kaihua Wang, Jianmin Huang, Guangshan Zheng, Yan Lv, Ning Luo, Mingkun Liang, Longjian Huang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Stroke is a major cerebrovascular disease threatening human health and life with high morbidity, disability and mortality. It is aimed to find effective biomarkers for the early diagnosis on stroke. METHODS: The expressions of 17 previously reported stroke-associated miRNAs were measured using quantitative RT-PCR and the expressions of plasma high-sensitivity C reactive protein (hs-CRP) and serum interleukin 6 (IL-6), the pro-inflammation markers in brain injury, were examined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 128 acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients and control group...
January 22, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Jung Oh Kim, Jinkun Bae, Jinkwon Kim, Seung Hun Oh, Hui Jeong An, In Bo Han, Doyeun Oh, Ok Joon Kim, Nam Keun Kim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: MicroRNA (miRNA) expression has been examined in multiple conditions, including various cancers, neurological diseases, and cerebrovascular diseases, particularly stroke. Existing evidence indicates that miRNA biosynthesis and function play crucial roles in ischemic stroke physiology and pathology. In this study, we selected six known polymorphisms in miRNA-biogenesis genes; DICER rs13078A>T, rs3742330A>G; DROSHA rs10719T>C, rs6877842G>C; Ran GTPase ( RAN ) rs14035C>T; exportin 5 ( XPO5 ) rs11077A>C...
January 2018: Journal of Stroke
Xiaoyu Wang, Shuangshuang Chen, Jingshu Ni, Jian Cheng, Jia Jia, Xuechu Zhen
MicroRNAs play an essential role in stroke pathology. Here, we investigated the role of a newly identified microRNA, miR-3473b, in stroke pathology. The expression of miR-3473b was upregulated in the cortex and striatum in mice following transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). Intracerebroventricular injection of the miR-3473b antagomir prior to MCAO remarkably attenuated ischemia-induced expression of miR-3473b and pro-inflammatory factors in the ischemic brain and decreased infarct volumes in mice following MCAO...
January 9, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Ning Wang, Lei Yang, Huixue Zhang, Xiaoyu Lu, Jianjian Wang, Yuze Cao, Lixia Chen, Xiaokun Wang, Lin Cong, Jie Li, Na Wang, Zhaojun Liu, Lihua Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Previous studies have suggested that autophagy is activated in distinct cerebrovascular diseases, including stroke. However, the underlying regulatory mechanism of autophagy under stroke remained elusive. Accumulating evidence indicates that dysfunctions of microRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the pathological process of stroke. Therefore, this study was taken to identify the effect of microRNA-9a-5p (miR-9a-5p) on autophagy in rats following stroke. METHODS: The rat model of focal cerebral ischemia was established by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) surgery; The neurological outcomes were defined by neurological evaluation and infarct volume; The western blotting and immunofluorescence assays were used to detected the protein levels of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) and autophagy related 5 (ATG5); The mRNA level of miR-9a-5p, LC3 and ATG5 were quantified by real-time RT-PCR; The luciferase activities of ATG5 and miR-9a-5p was detected by luciferase assay...
December 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Wenzhen He, Duncan Wei, De Cai, Siqia Chen, Shunxian Li, Wenjie Chen
BACKGROUND: Our previous study described the important regulatory roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in ischemic stroke. However, the functional significance of long non coding RNA (lncRNAs) in ischemic stroke was largely unknown. This study was aimed to identify the lncRNA profiling and elucidate the regulatory mechanisms in pathophysiology of stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Herein, we used RNA sequencing to sequence the RNA from blood of three ischemic stroke patients and three normal controls...
December 28, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
João Sargento-Freitas, Sezin Aday, César Nunes, Miguel Cordeiro, Ana Gouveia, Fernando Silva, Cristina Machado, Bruno Rodrigues, Gustavo Cordeiro Santo, Carlos Ferreira, André Amorim, Susana Sousa, Ana Catarina Gomes, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Lino Ferreira, Luís Cunha
OBJECTIVE: To study the association among endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs), subacute blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, and clinical outcome after ischemic stroke, determining the micro RNAs of EPCs responsible for good clinical outcome. METHODS: We included consecutive patients with nonlacunar acute ischemic strokes in the territory of a middle cerebral artery and ages between 18 and 80 years. Clinical outcome was defined as modified Rankin Scale score at 3 months...
December 13, 2017: Neurology
Alberto Borges Peixoto, Liliam Cristine Rolo, Luciano Marcondes Machado Nardozza, Edward Araujo Júnior
Pregnancy is known to induce rapid, progressive, and substantial changes to the cardiovascular system, ultimately facilitating successful pregnancy outcomes. Women who develop hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are considered to have "failed" the cardiovascular stress test of pregnancy and likely represent a subpopulation with inadequate cardiovascular accommodation. Preeclampsia is a serious complication with a myriad of manifestations in both mother and offspring. This pregnancy syndrome is a polygenic disease and has now been linked to a greater incidence of cardiovascular disease...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Jianying Ou, Li Kou, Lingyan Liang, Chaogang Tang
Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of disability and deaths worldwide. MiRNAs have been shown to play an important role in development and pathogenesis of the nervous system. However, the precise function and mechanism of miRNAs are not fully understood in the brain injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). Herein, our study showed that miR-375 expression was significantly down-regulated in the rat I/R brain. With the in vivo and in vitro I/R stroke models, we found that miR-375 mimic provides significant protection from injury to cerebral I/R, which is reflected by reduced infarct volumes and cell apoptosis, and increased proliferation and migration of PC12 cells...
December 22, 2017: Bioscience Reports
Cuiying Liu, Chencheng Zhang, Jian Yang, Xiaokun Geng, Huishan Du, Xunming Ji, Heng Zhao
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been demonstrated to act as microRNA (miRNA) sponges and they play important roles in regulating gene expression through a circRNA-miRNA-gene pathway. The specific roles of circRNAs in the pathogenesis of cerebral ischemia, however, are still unclear. Thus, the aim of this study is to determine circRNA expression profiles in the ischemic brain after stroke, which was induced by 45 min of transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO). The results from the circRNA microarrays revealed that 1027 circRNAs were significantly altered 48 hours after reperfusion in the ischemic brain compared with the sham group...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
Nowroji Kavitha, Soundararajan Vijayarathna, Shanmugapriya, Chern Ein Oon, Yeng Chen, Jagat R Kanwar, Vasu Punj, Sreenivasan Sasidharan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Phaleria macrocarpa (Scheff) Boerl, is a famous traditional medicinal plant which exhibited cytotoxicity against various cancerous cells. Traditionally, P. macrocarpa has been used to control cancer, impotency, hemorrhoids, diabetes mellitus, allergies, liver and heart disease, kidney disorders, blood diseases, acne, stroke, migraine, and various skin diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: Recent studies have demonstrated a potent anticancer potential of P...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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