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Blood miR-1275 is associated with risk of ischemic stroke and inhibits macrophage foam cell formation by targeting ApoC2 gene.

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Summary of "Blood miR-1275 is associated with risk of ischemic stroke and inhibits macrophage foam cell formation by targeting ApoC2 gene."

Apolipoprotein C2 (ApoC2) is an important member of the apolipoprotein C family and functions as a major activator of lipoprotein lipase (LPL). In cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems, the lipolytic activity of the LPL-ApoC2 complex is critical for the metabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins and contributes to the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke (IS). However, the regulation of ApoC2 in IS development remains unclear. In this study, we first explored potential ApoC2-targeting microRNAs (miRNAs) by bioinformatics tool and compared the miRNA expression profiles in the blood cells of 25 IS patients and 25 control subjects by miRNA microarray. miR-1275 was predicted to bind with the 3' untranslated region of ApoC2, and a significant reduction of blood miR-1275 levels was observed in IS patients. Dual-luciferase reporter assay and quantitative RT-PCR confirmed the regulation of ApoC2 by miR-1275 in THP-1 derived macrophages. miR-1275 also inhibited cellular uptake of ox-LDL and suppressed formation of macrophage foam cell. Furthermore, the whole blood miR-1275 levels were validated in 279 IS patients and 279 control subjects by TaqMan assay. miR-1275 levels were significantly lower in IS cases and logistic regression analysis showed that miR-1275 level was negatively associated with the occurrence of IS (adjusted OR, 0.76; 95% CI, 0.69∼0.85; p<0.001). Addition of miR-1275 to traditional risk factors showed an additive prediction value for IS. Our study shows that blood miR-1275 levels were negatively associated with the occurrence of IS, and miR-1275 might exert an athero-protective role against the development of IS by targeting ApoC2 and blocking the formation of macrophage foam cells.

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Name: Gene
ISSN: 1879-0038
Pages: 144364

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