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Human Corneal microRNA Expression Profile in Fungal Keratitis

ABSTRACT: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, stable non-coding RNA molecules with regulatory function and marked tissue specificity that post-transcriptionally regulate gene expression, however their role in fungal keratitis remain unknown. Our purpose was to identify the miRNAs in human cornea from fungal keratitis patients and understand their key role in regulation of pathogenesis. Corneal samples from normal cadaver (n=3) and fungal keratitis (n=5) patients were pooled separately and total RNA was extracted. Deep sequencing was done using Illumina HiSeq1000 platform to identify miRNA profile. We identified seventy five differentially expressed miRNAs in fungal keratitis corneas. Select miRNAs were validated by real-time RT-PCR (Q-PCR). We predicted their role in regulating target genes in several pathways by combining miRNA target genes and pathway analysis, and mRNA expression of select target genes were further analysed by Q-PCR. MiR-21-5p, miR-223-3p, miR-146b-5p, miR-155-5p, miR-511-5p were found to be involved in inflammatory and immune responses, regulating Toll like receptor signaling pathways, which is of particular interest. MiR-451a with an increased expression in keratitis may have a role in wound healing by targeting Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF). Further, we highlighted that Neurotrophin signaling pathway may play a role in wound healing process. One novel miRNA was also detected in cornea. In conclusion, several miRNAs with high expression in fungal keratitis corneas point towards their role in regulation of pathogenesis. Further insights in understanding miRNAs role in wound healing and inflammation may help design new therapeutic strategies. Control and fungal keratitis, human corneal miRNA profiles were generated using IlluminaHiseq1000 platform

ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens  

SUBMITTER: Lalitha Prajna   Bharanidharan Devarajan 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-64843 | ArrayExpress | 2016-07-28



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Human Corneal MicroRNA Expression Profile in Fungal Keratitis.

Boomiraj Hemadevi H   Mohankumar Vidyarani V   Lalitha Prajna P   Devarajan Bharanidharan B  

Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 20151201 13

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, stable, noncoding RNA molecules with regulatory function and marked tissue specificity that posttranscriptionally regulate gene expression. However, their role in fungal keratitis remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to identify the miRNA profile and its regulatory role in fungal keratitis.Normal donor (n = 3) and fungal keratitis (n = 5) corneas were pooled separately, and small RNA deep sequencing was performed using a sequencing platform. A bioinformati  ...[more]

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