Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020
Session Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
Presentation Time: 3:30pm-4:00pm
*Purpose: In this study, we investigated the protective functions of miR-124 on renal I/R injury both in vivo and in vitro and explored its underlying mechanisms, focusing on the anti-ERS effect of miR-124 and the down-regulation of IRE-1α in renal I/R injury. This study provides a theoretical basis for the clinical study of renal I/R injury protection, thereby exploring the pathogenesis of AKI and providing clues for the development of new treatment strategies.
*Methods: To investigate the pathogenesis of the renal I/R injury, we used C57 mice to establish a renal I/R model and detected the expression of ERS-related genes in the renal I/R model. we examined the mRNA levels of ERS-related genes, including IRE-1α, XBP-1 and GRP78, were examined by RT-qPCR. Next, we explored the functions of miR-124 in vitro, and TCMK-1 cells were cultured in the hypoxia/reoxygenation condition to simulate I/R injury. Since ERS can induce apoptosis, we further explored the effect of miR-124 on ERS. Western blot analysis showed that miR-124 overexpression evidently inhibited the I/R-induced increase in the expressions of IRE-1α, XBP-1 and GRP78 proteins.To determine the underlying mechanisms, TargetScan was employed to predict the potential relationship between miR-124 and IRE-1α. Bioinformatics analysis revealed the miR-124 binding site in the 3’UTR of IRE-1α. To further explore whether the effects of miR-124 on I/R are dependent on IRE-1α, the cell viability of TCMK-1 cells was examined under hypoxia/reoxygenation condition after transfection with miR-124 mimic and IRE-1α.
*Results: The western blot results showed that the expression levels of ERS-relatedproteins IRE-1α, XBP-1 and glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) were significantly increased in the I/R model group when compared with those in the control group. Meanwhile, qPCR results showed that miR-124 was decreased in the I/R injury model, and overexpression of miR-124 using miR-124 mimic effectively reduced the expression of ERS-related proteins and alleviated renal I/R injury. In addition, luciferase reporter assay was performed and the results showed that IRE-1α and miR-124 may have direct interaction. In conclusion, our data indicated that miR-124 was a negative regulator of ERS via binding to IRE-1α, ultimately conferring its protective effect on the kidney.
*Conclusions: In summary, in this study we investigated the roles of miR-124 in renal I/R injury and explored its possible underlying mechanism. Our results may provides a theoretical basis for the clinical study of renal I/R injury protection
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Ding C, Xue W. Mir-124/ire-1α Affects Renal Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury by Regulating Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Renal Tubularepithelial Cells [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2020; 20 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/mir-124-ire-1%ce%b1-affects-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-regulating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-renal-tubularepithelial-cells/. Accessed February 24, 2021.
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