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Braz. dent. j ; 31(6): 634-639, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1132353

ABSTRACT

Abstract Micro-RNA-221(miR-221) is one of oncogenic miRNAs that plays a vital role in the development and progression of oral cancers. The aim of this study is to introduce a new gene therapy for oral squamous cell carcinoma by blocking the expression of oncogenic miR-221 by its inhibitor. The present work was performed on squamous cell carcinoma cell line SCC-25 and anti-miR-221 was delivered to the cells using an ultrasound micro bubbles. Assessment of the effect of miR-221 inhibitor on SCC-25 cells was done using MTT assay, cell cycle analysis and apoptosis detection. In addition, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was also used to detect the expression -miR-221 and its target genes. Using ANOVA, statistical analysis of the results showed significant inhibition of cell viability with and induction of cell apoptosis of SCC-25 cell line after transfection. Moreover, the expression of miR-221, Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and CDKNIB/p27 were downregulated without significant difference. Transfection of SCC-25 by inhibitor of miR-221 resulting in blockage of its expression leading to arresting of tumor growth. These results proved the effective role of micro-RNA inhibitors as novel therapeutic agent for oral cancers.


Resumo Micro-RNA-221 (miR-221) é um dos miRNAs oncogênicos que desempenham um papel vital no desenvolvimento e progressão de carcinomas orais. O objetivo deste estudo é apresentar uma nova terapia gênica para o carcinoma epidermóide oral por meio do bloqueio da expressão do miR-221 oncogênico por seu inibidor. O presente trabalho foi realizado na linhagem de células de carcinoma de células escamosas SCC-25 e o anti-miR-221 foi administrado às células usando micro-bolhas de ultrassom. A avaliação do efeito do inibidor miR-221 em células SCC-25 foi feita usando ensaio de MTT, análise do ciclo celular e detecção de apoptose. Além disso, a reação em cadeia da polimerase com transcrição reversa também foi usada para detectar a expressão -miR-221 e seus genes-alvo. Usando ANOVA, a análise estatística dos resultados mostrou inibição significativa da viabilidade celular e indução da apoptose celular da linhagem celular SCC-25 após a transfecção. Além disso, a expressão de miR-221, receptor do fator de crescimento epidérmico (EGFR) e CDKNIB/p27 foram regulados para baixo sem diferença significativa. A transfecção de SCC-25 por inibidor de miR-221 resultou no bloqueio de sua expressão, levando à interrupção do crescimento do tumor. Esses resultados comprovaram o papel eficaz dos inibidores de micro-RNA como novo agente terapêutico para carcinomas orais.


Subject(s)
Humans , Mouth Neoplasms/genetics , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/genetics , Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/therapy , MicroRNAs/antagonists & inhibitors , MicroRNAs/genetics , MicroRNAs/therapeutic use , Mouth Neoplasms/therapy , Genetic Therapy , Apoptosis , Cell Line, Tumor , Cell Proliferation
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Actual. osteol ; 16(3): 188-210, 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1253839

ABSTRACT

Los micro-ARNs (miARNs) son pequeñas moléculas de ARN no codificante (de aproximadamente 15-25 nucleótidos), que regulan la expresión de genes involucrados en numerosas funciones biológicas, a través de la inhibición o degradación de un ARN mensajero diana. La homeostasis ósea se mantiene por el balance entre la formación osteoblástica y la resorción osteoclástica. La sobreexpresión o inhibición de miARNs específicos afecta la proliferación, diferenciación y actividad de osteoblastos, osteocitos y osteoclastos. Estas acciones son llevadas a cabo modulando la expresión de distintos factores transcripcionales y moléculas de señalización de las vías esenciales para la osteoblastogénesis u osteoclastogénesis. Estos efectos modifican el balance entre la formación y la resorción, determinando cambios en la homeostasis ósea. Esta revisión enumera una serie de miARNs que participan en la homeostasis ósea. Profundizando en el conocimiento de los mecanismos por medio de los cuales los miARNs actúan sobre el hueso, podrían revelarse nuevos usos potenciales futuros, entre los que se encuentran su utilidad como nuevos biomarcadores óseos o como agentes terapéuticos para el tratamiento de trastornos metabólicos óseos, pérdida de masa ósea o enfermedades óseas. (AU)


MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are endogenous small noncoding RNA molecules (of approximately 15­25 nucleotides), which regulate the expression of genes controlling numerous biological functions, through the inhibition or degradation of the target messenger RNA. Bone homeostasis is maintained by a balance between osteoblastic bone formation and osteoclastic bone resorption. The overexpression or inhibition of specific miRNAs affects cell proliferation, differentiation and activity of osteoblast, osteocytes and osteoclast. This action is done by modulating the expression of different transcription factors and signaling molecules of the most relevant pathways of osteoblastogenesis or osteoclastogenesis. This effect is able to modify the balance between bone formation and resorption, determining changes in bone homeostasis. The present review is an overview of a series of miRNAs involved in bone homeostasis. An in depth knowledge of the mechanisms by which miRNAs act on bone may reveal potential uses in the future as new bone biomarkers or therapeutic agents for treating metabolic bone disorders, bone loss and bone diseases. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Bone Remodeling , MicroRNAs/therapeutic use , Osteoblasts , Osteoclasts , Osteocytes , Skeleton/metabolism , Bone Diseases/therapy , Bone Resorption/therapy , Biomarkers , MicroRNAs/physiology , Fractures, Bone/prevention & control
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Acta cir. bras ; 34(8): e201900802, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1038128

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Abstract Purpose To reveal the function of miR-134 in myocardial ischemia. Methods Real-time PCR and western blotting were performed to measure the expression of miR-134, nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3) and apoptotic-associated proteins. Lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) assay, cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8), Hoechst 33342/PI double staining and flow cytometry assay were implemented in H9c2 cells, respectively. MiR-134 mimic/inhibitor was used to regulate miR-134 expression. Bioinformatic analysis and luciferase reporter assay were utilized to identify the interrelation between miR-134 and NOS3. Rescue experiments exhibited the role of NOS3. The involvement of PI3K/AKT was assessed by western blot analysis. Results MiR-134 was high regulated in the myocardial ischemia model, and miR-134 mimic/inhibitor transfection accelerated/impaired the speed of cell apoptosis and attenuated/exerted the cell proliferative prosperity induced by H/R regulating active status of PI3K/AKT signaling. LDH activity was also changed due to the different treatments. Moreover, miR-134 could target NOS3 directly and simultaneously attenuated the expression of NOS3. Co-transfection miR-134 inhibitor and pcDNA3.1-NOS3 highlighted the inhibitory effects of miR-134 on myocardial H/R injury. Conclusion This present work puts insights into the crucial effects of the miR-134/NOS3 axis in myocardial H/R injury, delivering a potential therapeutic technology in future.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Myocardial Reperfusion Injury/metabolism , MicroRNAs/metabolism , Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III/metabolism , Hypoxia/metabolism , Myocardial Reperfusion Injury/genetics , Myocardial Reperfusion Injury/pathology , Myocardial Reperfusion Injury/drug therapy , Signal Transduction/drug effects , Apoptosis/drug effects , Apoptosis/physiology , Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases/metabolism , MicroRNAs/genetics , MicroRNAs/therapeutic use , Cell Proliferation/drug effects , Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III/genetics , Nitric Oxide Synthase Type III/therapeutic use , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt/metabolism
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Biol. Res ; 52: 24, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1011426

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BACKGROUND: To analyze the relative expression of PELI3 and its mechanistic involvement in the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: PELI3 expression in NSCLC tissue samples was determined by the immunohistochemistry. The transcripts abundance of PELI3 was measured with real-time PCR. The protein intensity was analyzed by western blot. The overall survival in respect to PELI3 or miR-365a-5p expression was plotted by the Kaplan-Meier's analysis. Cell growth was determined by colony formation assay. Cell viability was measured by MTT assay. The migration and invasion were evaluated by wound healing and transwell assay respectively. The regulatory effect of miR-365a-5p on PELI3 was interrogated with luciferase reporter assay. The direct binding between miR-365a-5p and PELI3 was analyzed by pulldown assay. RESULTS: PELI3 was aberrantly up-regulated in NSCLC both in vivo and in vitro. High level of PELI3 associated with poor prognosis. PELI3-deficiency significantly inhibited cell viability, colony formation, migration and invasion. We further identified that miR-365a-5p negatively regulated PELI3 in this disease. Ectopic expression of miR-365a-5p in both A549 and H1299 phenocopied PELI3-deficiency. Meanwhile, PELI3-silencing significantly abolished the pro-tumoral effect elicited by miR-365a-5p inhibition. CONCLUSIONS: Our results highlighted the importance of dysregulated miR-365a-5p-PELI3 signaling axis in NSCLC.


Subject(s)
Humans , Animals , Down-Regulation/physiology , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/metabolism , MicroRNAs/metabolism , Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases/metabolism , Lung Neoplasms/metabolism , Tetrazolium Salts , Thiazoles , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/pathology , Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung/drug therapy , MicroRNAs/therapeutic use , Cell Line, Tumor , Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases/pharmacology , Disease Models, Animal , Coloring Agents , Lung Neoplasms/pathology , Lung Neoplasms/drug therapy , Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use , Antineoplastic Agents/pharmacology
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Rev. bras. cir. cardiovasc ; 30(3): 380-385, July-Sept. 2015. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-756523

ABSTRACT

AbstractPulmonary hypertension is a devastating and refractory disease and there is no cure for this disease. Recently, microRNAs and mesenchymal stem cells emerged as novel methods to treat pulmonary hypertension. More than 20 kinds of microRNAs may participate in the process of pulmonary hypertension. It seems microRNAs or mesenchymal stem cells can ameliorate some symptoms of pulmonary hypertension in animals and even improve heart and lung function during pulmonary hypertension. Nevertheless, the relationship between mesenchymal stem cells, microRNAs and pulmonary hypertension is not clear. And the mechanisms underlying their function still need to be investigated. In this study we review the recent findings in mesenchymal stem cells - and microRNAs-based pulmonary hypertension treatment, focusing on the potential role of microRNAs regulated mesenchymal stem cells in pulmonary hypertension and the role of exosomes between mesenchymal stem cells and pulmonary hypertension.


ResumoA hipertensão pulmonar é uma doença devastadora e refratária, para a qual não existe cura. Recentemente, microRNAs e células-tronco mesenquimais emergiram como novos métodos para tratar a hipertensão pulmonar. Mais de 20 tipos de microRNAs podem participar no processo de hipertensão pulmonar. Ao que parece, microRNAs ou células-tronco mesenquimais podem atenuar alguns sintomas de hipertensão pulmonar em animais de e até mesmo melhorar a função cardíaca e do pulmão durante a hipertensão pulmonar. No entanto, a relação entre células-tronco mesenquimais, microRNAs e hipertensão pulmonar não é clara. E os mecanismos subjacentes a sua função ainda precisam ser investigados. Neste estudo, revisamos as descobertas recentes no tratamento da hipertensão pulmonar baseado em células-tronco mesenquimais e microRNAs, enfocando o papel potencial dos microRNAs para regular as células-tronco mesenquimais na hipertensão pulmonar e o papel dos exossomos entre células-tronco mesenquimais e hipertensão pulmonar.


Subject(s)
Animals , Humans , Hypertension, Pulmonary/therapy , Mesenchymal Stem Cell Transplantation/methods , Mesenchymal Stem Cells/physiology , MicroRNAs/therapeutic use , Exosomes/physiology , Hypertension, Pulmonary/physiopathology , Lung/physiopathology
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Clín. Méd ; 11(1)jan.-mar. 2013.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-668515

ABSTRACT

JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A regulação da síntese proteica é essencial para o bom desempenho da função celular; um dos recursos usados no controle desse processo são os microRNAs, pequenos fragmentos de RNA que silenciam o RNA mensageiro. Portanto, mudanças na expressão dessas substâncias estão envolvidas na fisiopatologia de diversas doenças. Dessa forma, estudam-se maneiras de usar os microRNAs como ferramentas diagnósticas e terapêuticas. O objetivo deste estudo foi rever na literatura os microRNAs e suas perspectivas na área médica. CONTEÚDO: A biogênese dos microRNAs e sua aplicação na prática clínica, enfatizando a Oncologia, Psiquiatria e Cardiologia. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar de muitos microRNAs não terem sua função ainda estabelecida, o conhecimento do progresso já feito é fundamental para compreender os avanços terapêuticos e diagnósticos que estão se revelando.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The regulation of protein synthesis is essential for a good cellular function; one way to control this process is through microRNAs, small fragments of RNA which can silence the messenger RNA. Therefore, alterations on the expression of these molecules are involved in the pathophysiology of several diseases. Thus, ways to use microRNAs as diagnostic and therapeutic tools are being studied. The objective of the present study is to review literature on microRNA and its perspectives in medicine. CONTENTS : MicroRNAs biogenesis and its applications in the clinical practice, focusing on Oncology, Psychiatry and Cardiology. CONCLUSION: Even though many microRNAs function is not well established, the knowledge of the progress done is critical to understand the diagnostic and therapeutic advances that are being revealed.


Subject(s)
Humans , Cardiovascular Diseases , Mental Disorders , MicroRNAs/therapeutic use , Neoplasms
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