Abstract 101: MiR-4260 Promotes the Proliferation, Migration, and Tube Formation of Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells
MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs), endogenous small non-coding RNA, have been shown to act as essential regulators in angiogenesis which plays important roles in improving blood flow and cardiac function following myocardial infarction. The current study investigated the potential of miR-4260 in endothelial cell function and angiogenesis using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). Our data demonstrated that overexpression of miR-4260 was associated with increased proliferation and migration of HUVEC using EdU incorporation assay (17.25%±1.31 vs 25.78%±1.24 in nc-mimics vs miR-4260 mimics, respectively) and wound healing assay, respectively. While downregulation of miR-4260 inhibited the proliferation (17.90%±1.37 vs 10.66%±1.41 in nc-inhibitor vs miR-4260 inhibitor, respectively) and migration of HUVEC. Furthermore, we found that miR-4260 mimics increased (129.75±3.68 vs 147±3.13 in nc-mimics vs miR-4260 mimics, respectively), while miR-4260 inhibitor decreased the tube formation of HUVECs in vitro (123.25±2.17 vs 92±4.45 in nc-inhibitor vs miR-4260 inhibitor expression, respectively). Our data indicate that miR-4260 contributes to the proliferation, migration and tube formation of endothelial cells, and might be essential regulators for angiogenesis. Further study is needed to investigate the underlying mechanism that mediates the role of miR-4260 in angiogenesis by identifying its putative downstream target genes.
Author Disclosures: Q. Sun: None. D. Lv: None. Q. Zhou: None. Y. Bei: None. J. Xiao: None.
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