Abstract 103: MiR-4261 Controls Endothelial Cells Angiogenesis
Myocardial infarction (MI) is among major causes of morbidity and mortality associated with coronary artery disease. Angiogenesis improves tissue perfusion and cardiac repair after MI. Therefore, angiogenesis is considered to be a novel therapeutic way for ischemic heart diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) have been reported to play important roles in regulating post-ischemic neovascularization. The current study aims at investigating the role of miR-4261 in angiogenesis. We found that miR-4261 mimics increased, while miR-4261 inhibitors decreased the proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) using EdU incorporation assay (17.25%±1.31% vs 30.91%±0.92% in nc-mimics vs mir-4261-mimics, 17.91%±1.36% vs 8.51%±0.82% in nc-inhibitor vs mir-4261-inhibitor, respectively) and CCK-8 assays (0.84±0.04 vs 1.38±0.04 in nc-mimics vs mir-4261-mimics, 0.80±0.02 vs 0.72±0.01 in nc-inhibitor vs mir-4261-inhibitor, respectively). The wound healing assay showed that miR-4261 mimic transfection resulted in a significant increase in the migration of HUVEC compared to that of the negative controls while miR-4261 inhibition had the opposite effects. Tube formation assays showed that HUVEC transfected with miR-4261 mimics increased the number of tubes formed (57.25±2.56 vs 81.5±2.53 in nc-mimics vs mir-4261-mimics, respectively), while miR-4261 inhibitor-transfected cells had the opposite effect (56.55±0.45 vs 41.38±0.52 in nc-inhibitor vs mir-4261-inhibitor, respectively). These results indicate that miR-4261 play an important role in regulating angiogenesis. However, it remains unknown which target gene mediated the effects of miR-4261. Thus, it will be of great interest to further investigate the molecular mechanisms of miR-4261 in the proliferation, migration, and tube formation of HUVEC in vitro. MiR-4261 could be a potential therapeutic target to enhance angiogenesis.
Author Disclosures: Q. Zhou: None. D. Lv: None. Q. Sun: None. P. Chen: None. Y. Bei: None. J. Xiao: None.
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