LncRNA OIP5-AS1 induces epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and renal fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy via binding to miR-30c-5p.
- 1 Department of Endocrinology, The Third People’s Hospital of Qingdao, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.
- # Contributed equally
NIn recent years, the incidence of diabetic nephropathy (DN) is rising, and is one of the most important complications of diabetic patients. In this study, the role and regulatory mechanism of lncRNA OIP5-AS1 in the regulation of DN were investigated. Here, the expressions of lncRNA OIP5-AS1 and miR-30c-5p were detected by RT-qPCR. Western blot analysis was used to detect the protein expression of E-cadherin, N-cadherin, TGF-β1, α-SMA. The relationship between OIP5-AS1 and miR-30c-5p was confirmed by dual luciferase reporter assay. The results showed that the expression of lncRNA OIP5-AS1 was increased in db/db DN mice kidney tissue and high glucose-stimulated HK2 cells. lncRNA OIP5-AS1 promoted epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and renal fibrosis in high glucose-stimulated HK2 cells. In addition, lncRNA OIP5-AS1 directly targets miR-30c-5p, and lncRNA OIP5-AS1 negatively regulated miR-30c-5p expression in high glucose-stimulated HK2 cells. More importantly, overexpression of miR-30c-5p attenuated the promoting effect of OIP5-AS1 on EMT and renal fibrosis in high glucose-stimulated HK2 cells. In conclusion, lncRNA OIP5-AS1 induces EMT and renal fibrosis in DN via binding to miR-30c-5p.
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LncRNA OIP5-AS1; diabetic nephropathy; epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition; miR-30c-5p; renal fibrosis
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