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Circulating microRNAs Correlated with Bone Loss Induced by 45 Days of Bed Rest.

PMID: 28261104 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00069 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC5306370 (free full text version available)

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Shukuan Ling, Guohui Zhong, Weijia Sun, Fengji Liang, Feng Wu, Hongxing Li, Yuheng Li, Dingsheng Zhao, Jinping Song, Xiaoyan Jin, Xiaorui Wu, Hailin Song, Qi Li, Yinghui Li, Shanguang Chen, Jianghui Xiong, Yingxian Li,

The purpose of this study was to find the circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) co-related with bone loss induced by bed rest, and testify whether the selected miRNAs could reflect the bone mineral status of human after bed-rest. We analyzed plasma miRNA levels of 16 subjects after 45 days of -6° head-down tilt bed rest, which is a reliable model for the simulation of microgravity. We characterize the circulating miRNA profile in individuals after bed rest and identify circulating miRNAs which can best reflect the level of bone loss induced by bed rest. Expression profiling of circulating miRNA revealed significant downregulation of 37 miRNAs and upregulation of 2 miRNAs, while only 11 of the downregulated miRNAs were further validated in a larger volunteer cohort using qPCR. We found that 10 of these 11 miRNAs (miR-103, 130a, 1234, 1290, 151-5p, 151-3p, 199a-3p, 20a, 363, and 451a) had ROC curve that distinguished the status after bed rest. Importantly, significant positive correlations were identified between bone loss parameters and several miRNAs, eventually miR-1234 showed clinical significance in detecting the bone loss of individuals after 45 days of bed rest.

Front Physiol (Frontiers in physiology)
[2017, 8:69]

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