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Analysis of changes to lncRNAs and their target mRNAs in murine jejunum after radiation treatment.


ABSTRACT: LncRNAs have been reported to play an important role in various diseases. However, their role in the radiation-induced intestinal injury is unknown. The goal of the present study was to analyse the potential mechanistic role of lncRNAs in the radiation-induced intestinal injury. Mice were divided into two groups: Control (non-irradiated) and irradiated. Irradiated mice were administered 14 Gy of abdominal irradiation (ABI) and were assessed 3.5 days after irradiation. Changes to the jejuna of ABI mice were analysed using RNA-Seq for alterations to both lncRNA and mRNA. These results were validated using qRT-PCR. LncRNAs targets were predicted based on analysis of lncRNAs-miRNAs-mRNAs interaction. 29 007 lncRNAs and 17 142 mRNAs were detected in the two groups. At 3.5 days post-irradiation, 91 lncRNAs and 57 lncRNAs were significantly up- and downregulated respectively. Similarly, 752 mRNAs and 400 mRNAs were significantly up- and downregulated respectively. qRT-PCR was used to verify the altered expression of four lncRNAs (ENSMUST00000173070, AK157361, AK083183, AK038898) and four mRNAs (Mboat1, Nek10, Ccl24, Cyp2c55). Gene ontology and KEGG pathway analyses indicated the predicted genes were mainly involved in the VEGF signalling pathway. This study reveals that the expression of lncRNAs was altered in the jejuna of mice post-irradiation. Moreover, it provides a resource for the study of lncRNAs in the radiation-induced intestinal injury.

SUBMITTER: Lu Q 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6237565 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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